TheEncogitationer

Forum Replies Created

Viewing 15 posts - 1 through 15 (of 355 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #37015

    TheEncogitationer
    Participant

    Kristina,

    So when someone makes a joke, you’re digging around to see if they “consciously identif[y]” as woke or pc? Or perhaps you expect them to identify themselves as such for you? Or is it when you see someone woke or pc and they aren’t making a joke at that moment, you assume they have no sense of humour? What, do you get to know them to figure that out?

    What a bizarre statement. Do you ever actually listen to yourself?

    What I mean is that on a Venn Diagram, the circle of Wokeness and the circle of Humor have zero points of intersection.

    You never see Ibram X. Kendi with an arrow through his Kufi cap, (though he is “a wild and crazy guy” in a bad way.)

    You never hear Beverly DiAngelo telling a “walks into a bar” joke, even where there are no oppressed minorities as butt of the joke and the power dynamics are 100 percent equal.

    And absolutely nothing about the burning, looting and murder of the past 10 months in the U.S. has been the least bit funny…or even addressed the very real injustice of police brutality.

    So yeppers, Wokeism is as funny as a pipeful of crack.

    #37013

    TheEncogitationer
    Participant

    Robert and Reg,

    You are both right here too.  Quality people as company should be an understood in fine dining outdoors.

    Eduard Manet had a possible right idea in his Déjeuner Sur l’Herbe (Luncheon on the Grass) which, of course, you could vary to taste:

    https://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Edouard_Manet_024.jpg

    #37010

    TheEncogitationer
    Participant

    Davis and Fellow Unbelievers,

    I’d much rather be surrounded by life and lively things on an outdoor eating excursion.

    All due respect to the dead, of course, but they just aren’t good, fun conversation over great food.

    I see what you might be doing, Simon, but let the non-existent bury the non-existent. 😉

    #37009

    TheEncogitationer
    Participant

    Reg,

    We used two different sources, but the video was the same.  It was a scream watching Mr. Cobb stammer and “hammina-hammina” his way through the cognitive dissonance.😁

    Yes, we are all Africans (hence my earlier reference to the Leakys, Mary and Louis, who discovered our earliest known Hominid predecessor “Lucy,” the Australopithicus in the Olduvai Gorge of Tanzania.)

    There was once an Atheist bumper sticker proclaiming that truth, but I doubt it would play well with the Black Lives Matter crowd, since they think that the phrase “All Lives Matter” is racist.  (Huh???)

     

    #37003

    TheEncogitationer
    Participant

    Unseen and Fellow Unbelievers,

    Here it is 😁:

    Kristina, I have never seen anyone who consciously identifies as Woke or Politically Correct have an ounce of humor in them whatsoever.  And they certainly couldn’t do a better lambasting on Mr. Cobb than he did on himself with his posturings of purity.

    And if totally uninitiated in Norman Lear, the Woke Mob would be burning Lear’s studio down.  The Woke might even do it anyway on the grounds of imputed “internalized racism” by Sammy Davis, Jr.:

    😁😆😅🤣😂

    Not to mention that Jewishness doesn’t even rate and LGBTQ-ness in males barely rates on the Woke Intersectionality totem pole of oppression.

    The Woke and the PC have the funny bone of a Portuguese Man-O’-War and would sting anybody who just said that.

     

    #37000

    TheEncogitationer
    Participant

    Unseen and Fellow Unbelievers,

    While any attribution of chosen character traits to immutable traits is bigoted, I say that making bigots the butt of humorous derision is a much better approach to dealing with bigotry than Politically Correct/Woke/Cancel Culture “hate speech” codes and mob violence.

    Norman Lear made a career out of lampooning and satirizing bigotry in all of his programs.  Others can creatively do the same.

    Often, bigots in real life make their own gravy, such as that Neo-Nazi who was trying to buy up a town who was revealed by one of those online geneology firms to have a little African in his lineage (like we all don’t have African in us.  The Leakys would chortle at that!)   I’ll see if I can find that video.

    #36978

    TheEncogitationer
    Participant

    Jake,

    Lemmie get this straight:

    I come to a Pharmacy asking merely for a first appointment for a COVID-19 vaccination, not certain when, if any, are available, not certain how long the queue will be.

    I, instead, get my first vaccination, my second appointment, a 15-minute monitoring for any bad side effects, and a smiling, friendly Pharmacist Associate administering the shot, explaining procedure, and attending to me all the way…and yet I am being exploited???

    You have a very weird metric for what constitutes “exploitation.”

    #36962

    TheEncogitationer
    Participant

    Reg,

    Regarding the story from Texas: Homeowner’s Associations (HOAs) are a world far beyond my pay scale of comprehension.

    I suppose, like BDSM clubs, consenting adults have a right to join them.  But the question is…why?

    We already have control freak zoning boards and land use commissions dictating what private property owners can peacefully do with their own property, and these Mrs. Grundy/Gladys Kravitz/Karen “Not-Ready-For-Prime-Time” control freaks with clip boards want to slap another layer of control on top of that???

    It’s so laughably absurd, GEICO made a commercial about it, only the villian was HOA Cynthia, with her nameless, hen-pecked, tag-along, (no-doubt) cuckold hubby:

    If HOAs were like a subscription service that offered lawn care, pool maintenance, trash removal, and pre-screened lists of contractors, that would be a helpful service for homeowners, not micromanaging hedges and hanging baskets!

    As long as property owners are not trespassing, polluting, creating nuisances with smells or night-time noises, or blocking others from going to and fro, let property owners do as they please with their dwellings.

    I would never willfully join a HOA, I would never move to a development that required an HOA, and if I moved from my apartment and got a house, I would ideally choose a rural place far from zoning.

    As for religious fanatics decorating their dwellings with symbols and shrines, let them do so and I’ll know which doors not to brighten.  And like Equality House does with Westboro Baptist, one can always make counter-decorations and have counter-events in kind:

    “Life’s Rich Tapestry”–Modern English

    https://archive.org/embed/Modern_English_Lifes_Rich_Tapestry

    Ah, yes, it gives and it takes, and as Shaw observed, that is why so many fear it.

    #36958

    TheEncogitationer
    Participant

    Reg and Fellow Unbelievers,

    Here’s an Easter tradtion that everyone, regardless of belief or unbelief, can enjoy for hours!

    No Original Sin, no dead-carpenter-on-a-stick, no Zombie Jesus, no redemption with blood and giving your life away, just fun with microwaves and multi-colored molten sugar!  You don’t even have to eat them, just watch and enjoy!

    (Disclaimer to account for incomplete and continuing Evolution:  Times vary with microwave Wattage, start with a low time first and build up, wait for the Peeps to cool before handling, have a clean-up towel handy, and don’t burn yourself, each other, your microwave, or your house down while doing this!  If you hear the microwave arc-ing and sparking from moisture, stop immediately and get a new microwave!)

     

    #36949

    TheEncogitationer
    Participant

    Jake,

    Do you always use false dichotomies, ad hominem, ad populum, emotional tirades, and straw-manning with all your opposition?  It does make discussions really tedious.

    #36944

    TheEncogitationer
    Participant

    Reg,

    Do health care professionals in France think that people don’t get sick or need care in August???

    Look, we have vacations here in the States too, but the vacation time begins a year after full-time employment, depending on the hire date.  Consequently, vacation times vary from person to person and are typically scattered through the year, depending on individual preference.  This also allows for better coverage of needed work.

    And France is not a hermit kingdom, so it could import HVAC units to facilities.  This wave of heat deaths was a failure to imagine and grasp that things can go wrong and that rational minds prepare for that.   This is precisely the blind mindset that prevails when people live under cradle-to-grave security.  It is “the-dog-ate-my-homework” level crap that is inexcuseable when lives are at stake.

    And since the Roman Catholic Church and religion in general poisons everything it touches, it would be foolhardy to think that the homicidal negligence in Irish mother-and-child homes didn’t transfer to health care.  Ditto with Italy.   Health care professionals in Ireland were already involved with abuse in the homes by their knowledge and complicity.  And no one has had their Nuremberg Trial for this, so the perpetrators are still out there.

    A cup of gelato from the likes of these health care systems would come off as a sickening, condescending, hush-up bribe to me and it should for any patient.

     

    • This reply was modified 1 week, 4 days ago by  TheEncogitationer. Reason: Spacing
    • This reply was modified 1 week, 4 days ago by  TheEncogitationer. Reason: Spelling
    • This reply was modified 1 week, 4 days ago by  TheEncogitationer. Reason: More correction, because unlike religion and governments, I acknowledge error
    #36935

    TheEncogitationer
    Participant

    Reg,

    Regarding the story from West “By God” Virginny: This is why, when I reply to religious pamphleteers who leave their address, I always use a silly pseudonym, a fictional street address, and drop it in a mailbox far from my ZIP Code.

    No threats, of course, just polite Socratic questioning, pointing out obvious contradictions and atrocities, and referral to The Skeptic’s Annotated Bible, Infidels.org, 1001BibleContradictions.com, 666ChristianCrimes.com, and other suitable Skeptical Web Sites.

    Oh, and no fingerprints or hair on the paper, stamp, or envelope.  Crucial detail.   Funny, snailmail is actually safer than Internet communication when you do it right. 😈

    • This reply was modified 2 weeks, 1 day ago by  TheEncogitationer. Reason: Addendum for safety
    #36934

    TheEncogitationer
    Participant

    Reg,

    The Italian health system has universal healthcare for all citizens too.  If you don’t make a fuss about having a sticky plaster pulled off you knee they will give you Gelato for being molto bene.

    IIRC, they were hardest hit in Europe when the initial COVID-19 wave struck.  And sweet death in a cup?  No thanks.  Too many of those and they’ll be lobbing the leg off.

    #36933

    TheEncogitationer
    Participant

    Reg,

    The French healthcare system is very good. It is government funded and universally affordable. As an European citizen I am entitled to access it, if needed, in the same way as a French person can access Irish health services.

    15,000 deaths from heat-stroke in one month in 2003, mostly in hospitals and rest homes, in a supposedly developed First World Nation, is not good by any measure.  As problematic as U.S. health-care  is, climate control is not an issue for patients.

    And given how Ireland supervised the mother-and-child homes for around 70 years, I don’t have much confidence in their health-care system either.  Lots of atrocities can be covered up in slickly-worded prognoses and coroner’s reports.

    #36932

    TheEncogitationer
    Participant

    Robert,

    What could possibly go wrong with leaded gasoline, selling booze and e-cigs to children or dumping toxins in the marsh just outside of town (like my own employer got caught doing).

    No tears shed for removing Lead from gasoline.  The Anglo-American Common Law principle of Implied Warranty of Merchantability covers that and other dangerous substances that render people insane and violent and unable to live sovereign, independent lives.

    And Implied Warranty of Merchantability covers all business equally and protects all purchasers equally, so it’s not a trick regulation from an administative bureaucracy.

    By the bye, the world biggest Lead dispensers have never been called to account, namely government water utilities that use Lead piping, and government militaries with Lead syringes that fire at supersonic speeds.

    The Roman elites thought they were the bee’s knees drinking from Lead pipes while their conquered peasants drank from rain-water cisterns.  Turns out the peasants had the better idea.

    Drinking from Lead pipes prolly explained such psycho-case Emperors as Caligula, Nero, Elagabalus, Theodocius, Constantine, and all the rest until the Barbarians crashed the gate.

    The people of Flint, Michigan still have this problem with Lead because civil-servant pensions broke the City and the City scrimpted on safety to get water from Detroit, another government-created dump in it’s own right.  Still, nowhere near enough government officials have been called to account or imprisoned for this.  Only one was convicted, Corinne Miller  and was sentenced a year of probation, 300 hours of community service, and fine of $1,200.   Some people get more punishment for parking on their own lawns.

    And that paradigm of health Europe has had live Lead ammo left over in it’s water tables since The Peace of Westphalia.  What good is single-payer, Socialized health care if the rest of the country is toxic?

    As for booze and e-cigs to children–usually dragging children and dumb animals into a debate is a dead-bang loser–but yes, little people who don’t yet have the power of rational consent shouldn’t have such things.

    And it would be easier to keep children away from adult substances if people brainwashed by Critical Race Theory in government schools and colleges didn’t attack cashiers and businesses as “racist” simply for asking for an ID.

    Finally, as for pollution in bodies of water, there’s this thing called The Tragedy of the Commons.  If no one owns something, everyone uses it and nobody cares for it.  If someone owns something, they have reason to care for it and the legal ability to exclude outsiders, including waste dumpers.  Therein lies the solution for pollution, as well as a good, profitable reason to develop cleaner technology.

Viewing 15 posts - 1 through 15 (of 355 total)