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Doug Jones Victory Dog Dance Party! Open Thread for laughing at Roy Moore

What a huge fucking relief. Thank you, black voters of Alabama, for sending Roy Moore packing.

Screw you, Roy Moore, but not that poor horse you rode in on.

Why would you ride to the polls on a horse if you CAN’T FUCKING RIDE A HORSE PROPERLY TO SAVE YOUR LIFE YOU FAKE COWBOY ASSHOLE PREDATOR?

Here are some more Tweets and an open thread. CELEBRATE GOOD TIMES COME ON.

https://twitter.com/pattymo/status/940787884285718528

https://twitter.com/notwokieleaks/status/940797646846988295

One more dancing dog because why not?

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Shadowplay
Shadowplay
2 years ago

@Brony

Eh, I’m pretty fond of due process – it’s the difference between a society that functions (albeit poorly) and one that does not. Seen the results of no due process way too often to discourage it’s use.

However (and you knew there’d be a however πŸ™‚ ):

Due process is nothing at all to do with the court of public opinion. Completely different beast, that. The court of public opinion is the reason the law has its rules and due process in the first place!

(I have been pondering your post upthread – a serious problem rates serious thought before replying. πŸ™‚ )

epitome of incomprehensibility

*peeks in to say hello*

Re Nancy Drew: I read the majority of the older series when I was around 8-13 as well as a few Hardy Boys books. As for non-mystery series, I liked Baby Sitters Club and its assorted spin-offs.

Is there a term for a series where each book can stand alone? Anyway, in books like that, the characters need to be introduced each time. Ann M. Martin (Baby Sitters) tended to do this by focusing mainly on hair colour and personality traits, e.g.,

“Kristy has brown hair and leadership abilities, Mary-Anne also has brown hair but is quiet and dependable, Stacey has blond hair and diabetes, Claudia has black hair and she’s Japanese but (shock!) bad at math…”

Okay, not quite like that. But close. πŸ™‚

@Manecki Neckbeard – hello and welcome!

@wwth –

I actually had to stop near the beginning of Dean Koontz’s retelling of Frankenstein because there was a serial killer who killed people because not believing in God was so traumatizing for him that he snapped. What the fucking fuck?

Aaaugh, that sounds irritating. It doesn’t fit the spirit of the original either. Victor Frankenstein might be “playing god”, but I think it’s at least as important that he freaks out and loses his scientific curiosity, which causes him to react to his creation with revulsion rather than compassion.

Manecki Neckbeard
Manecki Neckbeard
2 years ago

Leaβ€” Thank you. So much. For saying that. Seriously.
It may not be happy news, but dammit! I feel like so many of my progressive friends think I’m being paranoid, joking or am just trying to gaslight them when I tell them that this is all part of a plan that’s been in place since before I was born. While the rest of the nation was celebrating the victories of the civil rights era, the predecessors of today’s “alt-right” were formulating battle plans for their long, cold culture war.

Is it still a “conspiracy theory” when the conspirators haven’t even really tried to hide what they’ve been doing from anyone who’s interested in either A) joining/funding them, or B) simply learning what they’ve been up to?

Will H
Will H
2 years ago

Congratulations Americans on this small but significant victory. Keep up the good work and you may just take back your country from the orange nightmare. πŸ™‚

Shadowplay
Shadowplay
2 years ago

In Trump news, he’s sent out his Christmas cards.

They’re about the size of a pony and tacky AF. So, nothing unexpected. Except it looks like he’s signed for Melania as well (signed in gold, of course) πŸ˜›

Diptych
Diptych
2 years ago

Victor Frankenstein might be β€œplaying god”, but I think it’s at least as important that he freaks out and loses his scientific curiosity, which causes him to react to his creation with revulsion rather than compassion.

Hell, he admits himself that half his problem was not being scientific enough – not having access to up-to-date texts, he got his scientific grounding from old alchemical theses full of occultism and esoterica.

Nothing is Permanent But Woe
Nothing is Permanent But Woe
2 years ago

On a tangent to the King/Koontz comments:

I always really enjoyed Robert R. McCammon’s books – I’d rate ‘Swan Song’ over ‘The Stand’ any day (I’d LOVE to see a movie or mini-series of it), and I remember thinking that being an anti-Nazi secret agent AND a werewolf was about as good as a career would get (‘The Wolf’s Hour’). All that said, I haven’t read any of his books for well over a decade, and I worry now he’ll have gone the same way as a lot of the other authors I used to like – reactionary & shit. Anyone know if this is true? I glanced at his website and he’s done a lot of books since I last bought any.

I also massively enjoyed F. Paul Wilson’s ‘The Keep’ – who WOULDN’T be entertained by a whole castle full of Nazis getting eaten by an Old God/vampire?

(Apart from these guys, obviously): http://www.newsweek.com/nazi-video-game-wolfenstein-angers-nazis-make-america-nazi-free-again-slogan-679530

I actually like the film of it as well, but may be in a minority of 1 here.

Alan Robertshaw
Alan Robertshaw
2 years ago

I actually like the film of it as well, but may be in a minority of 1 here.

I love it too. It could so easily have just been an 80s music video, yet the rotoscoping and visual effects manage to be atmospherically creepy.

Moggie
Moggie
2 years ago

Oh, that Trump Christmas card…

Of course it has to be yuge. That’s his crassness and insecurity on display. But the signatures are actually disturbing. Either he signed for her, or he’s trained her to sign her name in a similar way to his. Both of these sound like the action of an abuser.

Mish of the Catlady Ascendancy
Mish of the Catlady Ascendancy
2 years ago

@Dormousing_it

Thank you! I’ve found this channel which has lots of beautiful videos. I’ll try them on Piper, Shiro, and Mei-Mei tomorrow.

Re posting links etc.: I used to just do it the easy way – copy the url from the bar, and just paste it into the comment box like so:

https://www.youtube.com/user/GoldfinchGarden/videos

Embedding links looks nicer, though; I think this page is where I found some good tips.

As for embedding videos, apparently YouTube clips should embed automatically when you post the url, but I’ve had patchy luck with that.
I know there are Mammotheers with more knowledge on this, so please feel free to weigh in here.

In other news, Mei-Mei is trying to climb the Xmas tree. This could end badly.
In Star Wars news, as someone here predicted, there are already cries and screams of “sjws have ruined muh movie!!!”. I saw a review yesterday where the author didn’t go down this road at all; he didn’t like the film, but his reasons were completely different. Anyhoo, many commenters had … different reasons for not liking it.

Buttercup Q. Skullpants
Buttercup Q. Skullpants
2 years ago

@Shadowplay – Holy carpets, that’s a giant card. Is he trying to make the recipients feel like they have tiny hands?

Mish of the Catlady Ascendancy
Mish of the Catlady Ascendancy
2 years ago

Ooooh, have to post again, sorry. Too good not to share!
There’s a story doing the rounds right now about a petition to change the name of Father Christmas to Person Christmas. It’s ignited exactly the kind of outrage you’d expect (PC police; PC gone mad, SJWs out to ruin xmas for kids).
What’s hilarious is that the story is based on thin air, pretty much. It’s all built around a couple of tweets, one from October, one from March, where enby people are joking about Santa being gender fluid.
I thought we were the perpetual outrage brigade? How dare they! πŸ˜€

Weird (and tired of trumplings) Eddie
Weird (and tired of trumplings) Eddie
2 years ago

re: dumpster xmas cards….

@ Shadowplay; from the link

I will not speculate on why Trump felt the need to send a bigger card than his predecessor.

πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Weird (and tired of trumplings) Eddie
Weird (and tired of trumplings) Eddie
2 years ago

@ Mish

… I’ve had patchy luck with that.

I’ve had patchy luck with pretty much every facet of computer/electronic device technology….

πŸ™ πŸ™

Moggie
Moggie
2 years ago

I’ve had patchy luck, period.

Hambeast
Hambeast
2 years ago

And now, in completely off-topic news: I have kitties again! Two lovely beastie boys: One is a ginger tabby with lots of white and amazing dark amber eyes which are the same color as Jabba the Hutt’s. He’s coming up on a year old and is a rambunctious love bug. The other is a seven year old black cat with big green eyes who was convinced Husbeast and I were evil cat-nappers and hid in a corner of the closet for a week and a half. He finally ventured out into the closet proper on Monday for some ham and lovins and last night HE SLEPT WITH ME!!

Unfortunately, Beast One (ginger boy) has an upper respiratory infection and has to go back to the vet this morning for a check on his temp. He’s feeling much better now (after the first dose of antibiotics) but still has snot-face. He’s been exiled from the master suite so that hopefully, Beast Two stays healthy.

I’ve also managed to bork up my office computer. I fell for a scam in which my computer opened a new window with a sound file that kept repeating that my computer was infected and if I didn’t call the “helpline” number on the screen in five minutes, Microsoft would do something drastic (don’t remember what now.) The window wouldn’t close and panicked Hambeast picked up the phone.
DON’T DO THIS!

Very long story short, now Husbeast has to wipe the whole thing and start over.

So, beware of this.

PeeVee the (Tired of the Militant Plasticfaced) Sarcastic
PeeVee the (Tired of the Militant Plasticfaced) Sarcastic
2 years ago

Just popping in to say, yeah, that’s Melania’s signature, and yeah, the resemblance to DJT’s is uncanny.

And, yeah, I think we all know why DJT has to have a larger card than Obama. He’s never going to try outshining Obama. He’s never going to succeed, either. Orange Crass will neve make Obama Class go away. It just illustrates his deep insecurity.

Also, congrats to Hambeast on the kitty cabal. πŸ€—

weirwoodtreehugger: chief manatee

Orange Crass will neve make Obama Class go away. It just illustrates his deep insecurity.

And trying will never work because the Obamas don’t try too hard. They were like regular people, only better. Michelle wore Banana Republic a lot. She didn’t need designer everything to look good. Since the media doesn’t discuss men’s clothing choices as much (gee, I wonder why) I don’t know what brands Barack wears and what brands Donald wears, but I’d be willing to bet that the latter spends more on clothes and fails to look better.

Now that I think of it, Republicans make big noise about the “American dream” of pulling yourself up by your bootstraps to become successful but the last few Republican presidents were all children of privilege who inherited their wealth instead of earning it. None of the last few Democrats were. The last Dem president born super rich was Kennedy.

Dormousing_it
Dormousing_it
2 years ago

@Mish of the Catlady Ascendancy:

Thanks! I should have realized that’s all I had to do; the egg is on my face! I’m suffering from cyber-fatigue, I guess. Now, I’ll just have to figure out how to embed text.

RE: The Cheeto cancelling elections. I’ve thought about that, too. Especially since he’s got the tax bill as a boost to his ego. I realize there have been other times in the past forty years where the same fear has existed, but for me, it’s the Cheeto’s autocratic tendencies, plus his expressed admiration for despots, that helps to lend plausibility.

@Hambeast: I’m happy you got new cats. Regarding your work computer…I don’t know if you remember the “I love you” virus from circa 2000, but that wreaked havoc in my workplace. The WEBMASTER where I worked, actually opened that culprit email THREE TIMES.

Katamount (formerly Gussie Jives)
Katamount (formerly Gussie Jives)
2 years ago

You want to see huge levels of “Atheists are just believers that hate god” obnoxiousness, look no further than Pure Flix films like God’s Not Dead or Christmas With A Capital C. Having been a Cinema Snob fan since probably about 2010, his dip into the world of the Christian exploitation movie world has been nothing short of dazzling (for me or Mama Katamount, who watches new Snob episodes with me on our Sunday get-togethers). Part of the fundamentalist Christian persecution complex is the cultural reinforcement of the notion that it’s just godless rabble-rousers who sue about monuments and nativity scenes (rather than those actually interested in inclusive cultural representation). Hence you get TV’s Hercules as Not-Richard Dawkins in God’s Not Dead or Evil Smirking ACLU Lawyer Ray Wise in God’s Not Dead 2.

It’s the kind of cinema that says a lot more about the creator and the audience than it says about its detractors. Because they are as incompetent as they are insulting, to Christians and atheists alike.

Weird (and tired of trumplings) Eddie
Weird (and tired of trumplings) Eddie
2 years ago

It’s the kind of cinema that says a lot more about the creator and the audience than it says about its detractors. Because they are as incompetent as they are insulting, to Christians and atheists alike.

“If the lord wishes a sponge to think, it thinks! I’m amazed that your “scientists”, with all their supposed worldy knowledge, fail to grasp this simple fact”
Matthew Harrison Brady (Fredric March), Inherit the Wind, 1960

Kinda both… “incompetent and insulting”!!

@wwth

The last Dem president born super rich was Kennedy.

Yeah, and here’s the Repugnican’t tax scam… stripped of its pretenses

Buttercup Q. Skullpants
Buttercup Q. Skullpants
2 years ago

@ WWTH

I don’t know what brands Barack wears and what brands Donald wears,

We know at least one of Donald’s preferred brands is 3M.
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Shadowplay
Shadowplay
2 years ago

@Buttercup

Why am I not surprised in the least that the idiot doesn’t even know what the loop of fabric on the back of a tie is for.

Scolar_Visari
Scolar_Visari
2 years ago

@Redsilkphoenix
To an extent, this is already being done. Star Wars Rebels re-introduced Grand Admiral Thrawn in its third season, with none other than Lars Mikkelsen (brother of Mads Mikkelsen of Rogue One) providing the voice of everyone’s favorite blue skinned art collector. As time goes on, there will almost certainly be further retoolings of more Legacy material as the rebooted series branches out to feed Disney’s unending appetite (there already being some pretty sweet BB-8 toys on the market). I would not put it beyond Disney to start reusing old IPs like Dark Forces and Rogue Squadron, particularly since The Old Republic seems to retain some staying power. Who knows, perhaps we’ll get a decent MMORPG or even a Star Wars response to Star Citizen?

Though, I must say, the negative reviews of the movie are hilarious. The frequent complaints about a strong female lead (and, eek gad, a feeemale general) ignore that Princess Leia both led much of the Rebellion (itself led by a former senator and feeemale) and she personally killed a fair number of Stormtroopers in the original trilogy. The first thing she did upon meeting Luke Skywalker is snidely remark about his short height before taking his gun to shoot at space fascists; all after surviving a round of enhanced interrogation by a torture bot. So great is the obtuseness of the “SJWs ruined Star Wars” line of criticism that I have many times wriggled my various tentacles and gripping appendages in animated amusement.

weirwoodtreehugger: chief manatee

Fireproof is the worst Christian movie I’ve seen. Although I generally avoid them so I’m working from a small sample here.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fireproof_(film)

Kirk Cameron finds God and decides to save his troubled marriage instead of getting a sinful, sinful divorce.

Only he concocts a wacky plan with his father to get his wife to fall for him. She’s portrayed as mean and slutty and she’s so unfeminine and uppity as to have a career. Misandry! Yet she somehow falls for this trickery. Never once does he actually talk to her about their marriage. Not once. I know romances and rom-coms do tend to overuse the trope of the protagonists refusing to honestly communicate because if they did, there would be no plot. But this takes it to an extreme that is just insulting. The message seems to be that women lack so much agency that if the men in their live fulfill their proper patriarchal Christian gender roles, they’ll sort of automatically fall into the their proper roles. Even though there’s no actual abuse in the movie that I can recall, it does seem to be a blueprint for abuse because of the message that the man is in total charge of the relationship.

My friends and I watched it while drinking wine and we were yelling “talk to your wife!” at the TV the whole time. I felt bad for my friend who was pregnant at the time and had to sit through the whole thing sober. That’s how bad it was.

ETA:

Oh, and compare and contrast their marital crimes at the beginning of the movie.

Catherine accuses Caleb of being selfish due to his desire to buy a boat taking preference over paying for her mother’s medical bills, and frustrated over his habitual use of internet pornography. Caleb feels unappreciated and undervalued.

He wants to buy a toy instead of helping a family member in need. She fails to stroke his fragile ego. Yet, he’s portrayed as the more sympathetic one.

PeeVee the (Tired of the Militant Plasticfaced) Sarcastic
PeeVee the (Tired of the Militant Plasticfaced) Sarcastic
2 years ago

The first 6 #J20 defendants were just aquitted on all charges.

Good.

Weird (and tired of trumplings) Eddie
Weird (and tired of trumplings) Eddie
2 years ago

@ Shadowplay

Why am I not surprised in the least that the idiot doesn’t even know what the loop of fabric on the back of a tie is for.

The fucker ties it wrong.

If I remember my haberdashery lessons correctly, the “big end” of the tie is supposed to hang down to just about the belt buckle….

The dumpster wears his hanging down below his belt, a crass scream “HEY LOOOOK MYYYYYYY JUNK IS RIGHT HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

Tying it this long means the “little end” is too short to reach the loop. He could get longer ties, of course… but he might have to pay more.

Weird (and tired of trumplings) Eddie
Weird (and tired of trumplings) Eddie
2 years ago

@ PeeVee

Link on J20 defendants news? I can’t find anything new

Weird (and tired of trumplings) Eddie
Weird (and tired of trumplings) Eddie
2 years ago

And the harassment beat goes on….

Weird (and tired of trumplings) Eddie
Weird (and tired of trumplings) Eddie
2 years ago

J20 verdict here, and here

E.T.A. annnnnnnd here!

Shadowplay
Shadowplay
2 years ago

@Weird Eddie

Yep – he ties ties like a kid playing dress-up. I were taught if you have two to three fingers width of skinny end to feed through the loop, the wide end of the tie is automatically at the right length, unless you’ve got a neck like a power lifter.
And if its windy? If you can’t wear a tie pin for uniform reasons, a small safety pin from shirt into the loop holds it in place in a hurricane. This stuff is getting dressed 101. Which Trump failed, bigly. πŸ˜‰

Re: Christian movies

Don’t think I’ve ever seen one, at least not consciously. The book is better πŸ˜›

PeeVee the (Perpetually Ignored, Invisible but Noice) Sarcastic
PeeVee the (Perpetually Ignored, Invisible but Noice) Sarcastic
2 years ago

Weird Eddie,

Ooops, sorry for not including a link. Good job doing that for me. πŸ€—

Brony, Social Justice Cenobite
Brony, Social Justice Cenobite
2 years ago

@Shadowplay
That was an annoyed summary so my fault for lack of detail, but we seem to be on similar pages again. I’m irritated at the frequency of the appearance of appeals to due process. But I value it too.

Most of the effort has been in shoving the burden of proof back on them, showing that they are applying a legal process to a non-legal social arena (I have many ways of saying “this is not a courtroom!”), and demonstrating that their actions don’t indicate any legitimate concern for burden of proof given the situation with victims.

I do mean it about the broken social contract, no moral force to fears about burden of proof, and withdrawing overt social support for it in a worst case scenario sense. But in my use of it I try to imply that this is a bad thing. I’m mostly trying to establish a sense of perspective.

This is all new stuff for me as far as specific arguments and rhetorical strategies. So I appreciate the observation.

With respect to the problem, political problems are the worst. I still have a bunch I haven’t mentioned yet. I’m wondering if it’s a personality thing related to morbid curiosity XD

Weird (and tired of trumplings) Eddie
Weird (and tired of trumplings) Eddie
2 years ago

@ Shadowplay

Yep – he ties ties like a kid playing dress-up.

Good observation!!! Applicable to pretty much everything else he does, too!!

Lea
Lea
2 years ago

Hambeast,
Funny story. I decided to see that film high and in my pjs, in the theatre.
I didn’t know about the butt weasels.
I was not prepared for Morgan Friedman’s eyebrows.
A mistake was made.

Weird (and tired of trumplings) Eddie
Weird (and tired of trumplings) Eddie
2 years ago

@ Lea

re: high and in pj’s…

In college, a friend and i went to see “Food of the Gods” at the drive-in…. F.o.t.G. was awful, and not “scary” at all… unless one was high and had a fairly low tolerance for either thc or “jump-out-n-scare” scenes… or both.

By mid-movie, everything in the car that crawled, flew, buzzed, or bit was dead, and we were jumpy as a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs!

A mistake was made, documented, and not made again for a VERY LONG TIME!!!

Katamount (formerly Gussie Jives)
Katamount (formerly Gussie Jives)
2 years ago

@WWTH

Oh man, I am waiting for Brad Jones to review Fireproof. He’s mentioned it on more than one occasion as “that movie where Kirk Cameron made his wife stand in for the actress because he couldn’t bring himself to kiss another woman.”

You won’t be surprised that another Alex Kendrick-helmed film called War Room has exactly the same message: rather than getting a divorce from your verbally abusive and philandering husband (or seeking a marriage counselor), instead turn your closet into a prayer room and pray to God to give your husband food poisoning before he can cheat on you while he’s on a business trip (yes, this happens).

The most infuriating to me are probably either Voiceless (where the rapist from Unsullied antagonizes a women’s health clinic across the street from his church in a film shot like The Wire and focusing entirely on men) or Old Fashioned (where a creepy 40-something former frat boy pornographer has made a vow ever to be in a room with a woman not his wife, only he has leased the apartment above his woodworking shop to a quirky woman moving on from a physically abusive relationship and the script demands they fall in love). I think my vote for more insidious would go to Old Fashioned because it plays itself off as a charming “faith based” counterpart to Fifty Shades of Grey (it came out the same week IIRC), but rather than focusing on a courtship as one would expect, the morally judgmental asshole (played by the movie’s director) has his erstwhile girlfriend cut up pieces of pear for his friend’s kid to see if she’s suitable for motherhood (yes, seriously!) and otherwise treats her like shit for the whole film. He has all the charm and charisma of Norman Bates, which made it all the more infuriating that the actually charming female lead ends up with him at the end! It’s that bad!

Shadowplay
Shadowplay
2 years ago

Off topic question:

Why is it when you hear two songs – one you love and one you really hate – it’s the one that you really hate with a passion as gets stuck in your head?

Just did the supermarket run and they’re doing the christmas music. πŸ™

Weird (and tired of trumplings) Eddie
Weird (and tired of trumplings) Eddie
2 years ago

Melding the topics of xian relationship-ism and assault….

Shadowplay
Shadowplay
2 years ago

Roy Moore. Still not conceded. Still making a fuss. Just FB posted an article about Sen. Jone’s son – who’s gay – to stir up some nice homophobia.

There are times that arsehole isn’t a strong enough word.

Edited, as Weird Eddie saved me from double posting.

Moggie
Moggie
2 years ago

Doesn’t/didn’t Trump sell his own range of ties and suits? Even as someone who cares very little about clothes, I can tell he doesn’t dress well. Not a great advertisement.

Also, what’s with how he drinks water? Did he learn this from a raccoon?

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Katamount (formerly Gussie Jives)
Katamount (formerly Gussie Jives)
2 years ago

@Weird Eddie

There are folk songs about the Jezebel story? Oh dear….

Yeah, the Bible’s treatment of women is… well, I get the impression that asshole Trent Franks thought he was doing the whole Abraham/Hagar thing with his female staffers.

Shadowplay
Shadowplay
2 years ago

Interesting addition to the discussion on King movies – there’s loads that have been made but only very rarely been seen. He licenses his short stories to film students for a dollar, for non commercial purposes.

One of the students that licensed a short was Frank Darabont – the Shawshank director. πŸ™‚

Brony, Social Justice Cenobite
Brony, Social Justice Cenobite
2 years ago

@Weird
Excellent. As an athiest I’ve avoided being casually and needlessly offensive about religion. You want want them to want to be around as fellow citizens. It also happens to be politically useful with general social problems. As harsh as I’ve been my Mom tells me she appreciates the fact that it’s not personal when I am harsh about religion. It’s a weird kind of respect in my family but it keeps the bonds going. And it let’s you socially damage bad Christians easier.

Brony, Social Justice Cenobite
Brony, Social Justice Cenobite
2 years ago

@Shadowplay
It’s an information priority thing. We tend to remember the bad more readily because you are more likely to survive. I mentally refer to it as “negative information bias”. We have another one for false positives because you live more often if you don’t find a lion when you alert the group.

Manecki Neckbeard
Manecki Neckbeard
2 years ago

Katamountβ€” I’ve got a friend who’s probably the most devout (Christian) person I know. They’re terribly compassionate and sweet and lovely…but TBH, I think they’d be that way if they’d been born Hindu, Muslim, or into an atheist family. They’re just a decent, kind person, by nature.

Anyhow, whilst they’re generally not overly pushy or proselytizing, they do have a tendency to continually “loan” (without being asked) me & my SO various DVDs of “inspirational” Christian films. “War Room” was the one that finally sent SO over the edge: he confronted our friend and declared that he couldn’t even finish the film. Explained how it made him profoundly uncomfortable with its rigid gender roles and whap-you-in-the-face expectations that women should be long-suffering. He described how he felt the attitudes in the film were deeply insulting to women AND men.

Our friend just replied, “If you’d watched to the end, it would’ve made sense!”
But we DID finish the other films, and found them equally insulting to both women and men. Honest.
(This same person is also perpetually overflowing with “inspirational” stories of women whose doctors told them they and/or their fetuses would die if they didn’t terminate their pregnancies…but instead they “had faith,” gave birth to perfectly healthy babies and are now thriving mommies. Which is why, apparently, abortion is Literally a deception of Satan. And also, PP Literally sells “baby parts” from “live-birth abortions” to put in food & makeup! “Everyone from church on FB is talking about it!”)

It’s so discouraging to see how genuinely good-hearted people can be taken in by cynical, controlling campaigns. And it’s so bloody hard to fight, “I have faith…so I just know it’s true!”
This person almost voted for Trump, despite being in one of his most despised immigrant groups. Because after all, he said he would help end abortion and fight for Christians!

Mish of the Catlady Ascendancy
Mish of the Catlady Ascendancy
2 years ago

@Shadowplay,

Why is it when you hear two songs – one you love and one you really hate – it’s the one that you really hate with a passion as gets stuck in your head?

This isn’t the same situation, but it’s an earworm issue: on Wednesday the staff room was a tad rambunctious (the heat was getting to everyone). One particular tutor was roaming around singing “Band on the run”, really getting into it, “Baaaaaaaaaannnnnnd on the run!!!”. Eventually someone asked “Are you going to sing any of the other lines?” to which she replied, “Nope. Don’t know ’em. Baaaaaaaannnd on the run…..”
It was stuck in my head for the rest of the day.

@Hambeast, congrats on the new kitties and I hope the health issues are resolved soon. If/when you’re able to, some pics would be fabulous πŸ˜€

Shadowplay
Shadowplay
2 years ago

@Brony

Makes sense, thanks. Figured someone would know. πŸ™‚

@Mish

Replacing So This is Christmas with Band on the Run – not a huge improvement. πŸ˜›

General:

The lawsuit against Trump over profiting from the presidency (the emoluments case) has been dismissed for lack of standing by the plaintiffs.

Z&T
Z&T
2 years ago

The Christian Family Values films…

Ah, I can’t even. Was thinking of our (for friends and neighbors) low key holiday plans.

Our pal T here, and the other Z, we’re trying to go back to more “healthy living” so to say, and also thinking of doing a little holiday thing, dinner, drinks, for us and a few others, I’m making a meatloaf πŸ™‚ That’s already decided, the rest can hash out the side dishes. Also done, those will be: baked potatoes, baked acorn squash, spinach and carrots. And for dessert we have 3 kinds of ice cream, choc fudge, jamocha, and vanilla caramel gelato.

And of course plenty of beer! And other drinks.
Ms. O. Z. here said we should get a couple of bottle of Cold Duck.

And you’re going to find that, where?
Well, there’s probably some cheap liquor stores over here….
Yeah, go to the bus station and tell them you want a ticket to D Town! πŸ˜€

Not mocking my friend here either, because I’ve swilled down plenty of this stuff too, and worse. And now I have a craving for it!

It’s a booze worm!

And a “red” “wine” would actually work with the meatloaf.

I am craving this now!

Here’s the meatloaf recipe I’m going to make, if anyone’s interested, it includes oatmeal rather than bread crumbs. I have made it several times and it’s excellent.

https://reallifedinner.com/classic-meatloaf-recipe-just-like-mom-used-to-make/

(I would add, if you don’t have a loaf pan or wire rack to hold it up, – set the loaf on rolled up alum. foil. So as not to be setting in excess grease.)

Very good recipe, I’ve made it several times, I went looking for one with oatmeal as this is how my mom and grandma did it. And they would just park it in a pan, cooking and setting in grease, not let it rest, a few simple adjustments make all the difference!

We have all the ingredients and are good to go! The meatloaf, and sides, are all simple things too, if anyone needs any last minute dinner ideas.

Shadowplay
Shadowplay
2 years ago

@Z&T

Sounds like a lovely plan. Good food, friends, what more do you need? πŸ˜€

Meatloaf recipe looks nice – I add a hint of nutmeg to mine to make the meat really pop.

Doing Christmas dinner today here – partner is working and away Christmas day – but we’re being boring: turkey, masses of turkey gravy, pigs in blankets, stuffing, spuds, sprouts (both steamed and sauted with a bit of bacon and smoked paprika) and spinach.
She’s got a nice bottle of champagne or three for the drinkers, and I’ve got 4 types of tea, Coke, and ginger beer for the none drinkers. πŸ˜€