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Pledge Drive: Extended Mix

Almost there!

I’m extending the pledge drive a few more days because, unfortunately, the donations so far have not been enough to cover my basic expenses much less the cost of some unfortunate but necessary dental work. We’re only about 2/3 of the way there yet.

You can donate by clicking the button below (even if you don’t have a PayPal account).

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Many of you have already donated, some quite generously, and I am extremely grateful for your support (as I am for the support of you monthly donors). But if you haven’t donated yet, please do! I realize that some of you have been hit hard by the pandemic and can’t afford to give now. But if you’re doing ok and can possibly swing a donation, I sure would appreciate it.

You’ll be providing a lifeline for me and for this blog, a unique and independent media outlet that delivers (almost) daily coverage of some of the worst people out there in our current political hellscape. All without ads and hectoring popups.

As I’ve said before, I love doing this blog, and I’m grateful it’s connected with so many of you. I could not have kept We Hunted the Mammoth going for nearly ten years without your help, and I hope that with your continued support we can keep the blog running smoothly for many more years.

Thanks again!

–David

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Victorious Parasol
Victorious Parasol
1 month ago

Hey, David – have you heard about the latest Trump follower fad?

https://lawandcrime.com/covid-19-pandemic/anti-mask-activists-intimidating-essential-workers-as-fake-federal-agents-likely-violated-federal-law/

There’s so much to unpack here. Pretending to be part of a legitimate agency (and they couldn’t come up with a better name?) and telling a store employee that she could get sued for asking them to wear a mask. Sneering at the store employee for being a wage-earner. The flagrant disregard for what should be the new social norm until COVID-19 is under control (a process greatly delayed by people who pull these sorta stunts). The seemingly insatiable need to position themselves as martyrs fighting for freedom.

Policy of Madness
Policy of Madness
1 month ago

I wish I could donate more, but I had some significant unexpected household expenses the past few months and my reserves are low. 🙁

Naglfar
Naglfar
1 month ago

@VP
That’s disgusting on so many levels. I’d imagine they’ll get away with it, because they’re white. And to think the right still pretends to champion the working class.

weirwoodtreehugger: chief manatee

Done! Sorry for the delay. Someone somehow got into my damn house and stole my purse last week. Luckily nothing was taken from my checking account and I had an unused Amazon gift card to replace my purse and wallet so my finances weren’t really impacted, but I had to replace my debit card.

Naglfar
Naglfar
1 month ago

O/T: Ben “rap isn’t music” Shapiro’s takedown of Cardi B’s song “WAP” has mostly been rather dull, but the self-own he threw in at the end is funny. He apparently thinks (cis) women don’t get wet unless they have an infection.

kupo
kupo
1 month ago

Link is borked, fyi.

Naglfar
Naglfar
1 month ago

@kupo
The link in my comment? It seems to be working for me.

weirwoodtreehugger: chief manatee

My favorite part of the Ben Shapiro saga is when he got his doctor wife to reassure him that vaginal wetness is a sign of infection and actually pussies are supposed to be dry.

Ben Shapiro is clearly very, very bad at sex.

Nequam
Nequam
1 month ago

I’m not convinced Ben Shapiro has a wife that doesn’t come with a patch kit.

Ariblester
1 month ago

Nequam wrote on
August 10, 2020 at 10:56 pm:

I’m not convinced Ben Shapiro has a wife that doesn’t come with a patch kit.

No, he has a wife. Who is a doctor. Did I mention that his wife is a doctor? I think I should mention his doctor wife.

KindaSortaHarmless
KindaSortaHarmless
1 month ago

Both VP’s link about the Failure to Brain Agency and David’s donation link appear to work fine for me.

Donated. Thank you for everything you’ve done so far. I hope everything goes as well as it can.

kupo
kupo
1 month ago

@Naglfar
David’s donation link wasn’t working for me earlier. Seems to be working now, though.

Naglfar
Naglfar
1 month ago

@WWTH

Ben Shapiro is clearly very, very bad at sex.

To me, the most risible part was his attempt to recite the lyrics as spoken word on his show, because it just sounded like he was trying to talk dirty in the least sexy way possible.

Specialffrog
Specialffrog
1 month ago

Ben Shapiro is just ripping off Charlton Heston: https://apnews.com/1f1e03326ae8e8cd2cc55e64d6af8caa

Link is to a story on Heston reading Ice T lyrics at a Warner shareholders meeting.

Mind you, Shapiro would probably like being compared to Heston.

Naglfar
Naglfar
1 month ago

I just wish that articles from his terrible website weren’t consstantly in the top ten shared links on facebook.

IIRC that only happens because he violates the Terms of Service all the time with fake accounts and other illegitimate methods to promote his stories. Then he had a private meeting with Zuckerberg to claim he was being “censored.”

Moggie
Moggie
1 month ago

When I notice that Ben Shapiro is trending, I ask myself “how has he self-owned today”? And then I have to find out without listening to his voice. Truly he’s the Jacob Wohl of Dinesh D’Souzas.

Naglfar
Naglfar
1 month ago

@Moggie
If you are willing to subject yourself to his voice, there’s this mildly entertaining edit of the song with his voice added.

Lumipuna
Lumipuna
1 month ago

I frequently suspect Shapiro is trolling for attention by playing stupid. However, if he really does have a doctor wife, I wonder if she agreed to be cited in this manner?

Naglfar
Naglfar
1 month ago

@Lumipuna
He’s not smart enough to play the idiot. He’s just an idiot.
As for his wife, he regularly refers to her as his Canadian wife, but since he lives in the US I’m curious if this is like the “Canadian girlfriend” meme.

Threp (formerly Shadowplay)
Threp (formerly Shadowplay)
1 month ago

Weird. The Sun has an article on her today. No link, ’cause it’s the Sun.

Cats In Shiny Hats
Cats In Shiny Hats
1 month ago

Off topic, but I’m pretty sure that Trump has finally managed to kill the post office. All of the changes being made are going to destroy our ability to keep the mail going, which is going to destroy credibility, which is going to make more loss… And probably screw the election over, which is what he wants.

I’m already strategizing how to make the least impact on my customers. (Delivering half the route every other day – I have over 900 deliveries on my route without overtime it’s impossible to do all in one day, taking an hour just to make sure all medications get delivered, etc.).

To all you citizens of the USA, on behalf of your postal worker; I’m sorry. We’re all sorry, and will do our best.

Naglfar
Naglfar
1 month ago

@Cats in Shiny Hats
I’m sorry to hear about this. The history of the GOP is one of breaking things that work, then claiming they never worked so they can slash funding and break them further.

Is there anything you recommend people should do?

Nequam
Nequam
1 month ago

@specialffrog: Steve Allen was doing it decades before Heston.

Jenora Feuer
Jenora Feuer
1 month ago

@Nequam:
Yes, but Steve Allen was at least familiar with the actual concept of humour, so we can somewhat safely assume that he was being ridiculous on purpose.

Victorious Parasol
Victorious Parasol
1 month ago

Does it surprise anybody that Vulture asked an OB/GYN to weigh in on the discussion?

https://www.vulture.com/2020/08/we-asked-a-gyno-about-wap.html

Naglfar
Naglfar
1 month ago

Somewhat curious what the manosphere reaction will be to “WAP.” I can probably guess.

North Sea Sparkly Dragon
North Sea Sparkly Dragon
1 month ago

Sorry it can’t more, David, I’m terminally short of cash.

Lumipuna
Lumipuna
1 month ago

The OB/GYN in that Vulture story points out that WAP has been introduced *specifically* as a woman’s response to sexual arousal. In that regard, Shapiro and his doctorwife display a major reading comprehension fail when they jump to discussing wetness as a symptom of illness – that’s hardly something that’d only manifest during sexytimes.

Meanwhile, I was reading Dr. Jen Gunter’s tweets and their comments on this “controversy”. I was reminded of something I’ve heard of before, but only rarely and in passing. There was the notion that individual women have widely varying levels of vaginal secretion both during arousal and otherwise. Some perfectly healthy women supposedly need to wear a pantyliner or even a pad every day to avoid ruining their panties.

These kind of things aren’t discussed much, which apparently contributes to women’s common body shame and leaves men unable to mentally process the whole phenomenon. Certainly, as a single man, I find it hard to mentally picture a constantly “leaky” vagina as normal because it doesn’t fit a cultural stereotype. Some people apparently end up making kneejerk mental associations between “wetness”, “poor hygiene”, “poor self-control” and “disease”, which is a problem.

Victorious Parasol
Victorious Parasol
1 month ago

It’s official – Biden has picked Kamala Harris as his VP:

http://twitter.com/JoeBiden/status/1293280411150217219

Naglfar
Naglfar
1 month ago

@Lumipuna

Shapiro and his doctorwife display a major reading comprehension fail

That, or his wife is trying to make an excuse for why she’s never gotten wet for him without hurting his feelings. Because she knew facts wouldn’t care about his feelings.

These kind of things aren’t discussed much, which apparently contributes to women’s common body shame and leaves men unable to mentally process the whole phenomenon.

This is also part of a broader issue of lack of discussion around vaginas and sexuality. Many (cis) women don’t know the names of parts of their own anatomy (a survey in Britain found that over 40% didn’t know what a cervix was, for instance), and this has potentially dangerous health consequences. As well, it makes women unable to discuss their own bodies. Cis men talk about their penises all the time, yet people with vaginas are not often allowed to discuss their genitals for fear of being seen as abnormal or otherwise unacceptable.

ObSidJag
ObSidJag
1 month ago

@Moggie:

When I notice that Ben Shapiro is trending, I ask myself “how has he self-owned today”? And then I have to find out without listening to his voice. Truly he’s the Jacob Wohl of Dinesh D’Souzas.

Damn, Mogginator, is that a double or *triple* snap?

Either way, Mongo impressed.

Amtep
Amtep
1 month ago

Well. Picking Kamala Harris has revealed that conservatives do in fact have a third joke: misgendering Black women. So funny! Even after the 1000th time!

Cats In Shiny Hats
Cats In Shiny Hats
1 month ago

@Naglfar

Honestly I don’t know at this point. Contact your congress person and ask them to repeal the pre-funding of retirement? Hope the new postmaster general quits?

Sorry for the late and slow, yesterday was rough.

Laserqueen
Laserqueen
1 month ago

Sorry for the delay, David. Sent a small bit your way. You are doing essential work and have really been ahead of the curve on covering incels and the manosphere in general! And I do love the commenters here, though I don’t participate much.

MarchWasMay
MarchWasMay
1 month ago

I don’t think I’ve ever posted here before, but I really like reading the comments, even if very old posts. So I donated.

epitome of incomprehensibility

I looked up Kamala Harris after the news came out and saw that she spent her teenage years in Montreal. She went to Westmount High, which is fairly close to the school I attended (different time, though).

Anyway, I hope the pledge drive is going better. You deserve it!

@Cats in Shiny Hats, sorry that the mail system is so terrible. It’s tough to be overworked and knowing you can’t finish X thing in Y time; when I was in that spot, at least it was in a small company so I could actually talk to someone there about it. And it’s stupid that the Trump administration is messing up the mail system more. It’s already under strain because of the virus situation – here in Canada mail has taken longer to get to me than usual – and yeah, I worry what it means for the U.S. election.

Lizzie
Lizzie
1 month ago

Pleased to donate, David, long may you reign!

Lumipuna
Lumipuna
1 month ago

I doubled my last week’s donation. I find it suits me to donate some, then get feedback on how fundraising is going along, and estimate based on that whether I should prioritize this blog and donate some more.

Thank you for blogging, David.

Moogue
Moogue
1 month ago

@Naglfar

Cis men talk about their penises all the time, yet people with vaginas are not often allowed to discuss their genitals for fear of being seen as abnormal or otherwise unacceptable.

I get your point, but I think you slightly overstated it. It doesn’t seem like CIS men can really talk about their genitals much outside of describing how macho they make them either. I truly wonder how many cis men could find and label, for example, their Epididymis. Seem to be one of those cases of “toxic masculinity hurts us all”, but still hurts women more, as always.

Naglfar
Naglfar
1 month ago

@Moogue
Fair point. I was mostly talking about how cis men often talk about how big or hard their equipment is, but the Internet melted down when two women sang about how wet they got.

Random Q
Random Q
1 month ago

I finally have enough surplus cash to donate a decent amount! I realized the other day that I’ve been reading this blog for over seven years! I’ve probably commented less than ten times; cause honestly, you guys are a lot more awesome at troll take-downs and coherent debate than I ever could be. And it’s been a great joy to read your thoughts over the years, David and commenters, and I look forward to many more awesome posts!