Wednesday, October 10, 2012

I Came, I Saw, I Linked

Sending out the warm linkage fuzzies, because, well, I'm too busy working on "Top Shelf."

Not political, but I was an avid cyclist in my day, knocking out centuries every weekend.  Now I don't feel so bad when the racing teams whisked by me on bikes that cost more than cars.

What does she know?  She only LIVED under communism!  She didn't get her masters in liberal arts like I did!  Stupid Russians telling us superior, spoiled brat, suburban bred children how communism actually works.

A BRILLIANT piece (and from people more knowledgeable than I am in the art world) observing what I've observed.  Again, my theory is that art is a luxury.  This means you are either talented and truly starve to get your art out there OR (as it is today) you are a talentless trustfund baby who has no talent, but plenty of daddy's money to not just pursue, but change what is considered art.

I am pro-gay marriage.  But Wintery Knight finds a hell of a chart.

Again, unless she's from WWII, you NEVER EVER EVER EVER open a door for a woman.

You were lied to when you were 19 by every facet and every institution of America.  That's why your life isn't turning out like you hoped it would when you're 40.  Society set your expectations way too high.  But there are some nice single, Christian men who live at home with their mothers who I hear are available.

My buddy Jerry back in Wyoming would always say (when the hot Foxnews Babes came on) "This is why we go to war son!"  So when I went to Temple of Mut to find a piece link worthy, I didn't find anything that jumped out.  But what did was a simple observation - imagine if every woman in America was like Leslie.  I'd go to war.  Just scroll down and look at her various videos, posts, etc.  She actually cares about America and cares about men.  But with the current cabal of American women, eehhhh....I just bought Borderlands 2.  Let the invading hordes take the women.  I don't care.

Hey!  Tam is Enjoying the Decline!  Go Tam!

I just fought Hitler and risked my life to save you.  All I ask for is a kiss and instead I get a lawsuit?
Yeah, that'll get men to risk their lives to protect you pathetic feminists from genuine tyranny.


When I say "enjoy the decline" what I'm really saying is to accept your environment and choose the courses of action that benefit you most in said environment.  I know it's hard, I know you want to change things, but you must let that go and realize your life is finite and you need to focus on you.  This is an aspect of "enjoy the decline" I did not think of, but is none-the-less right.


Mike Harris said...


First off, I agree with you on Gay Marriage. I'm for it, but I have reservations. That said, the chart is the linked post is completely wrong.

Original page:

The most egregious mistake is that in the source, 2.6% and 0.5% seem to magically turn into 0.26% and 0.05% in the next chart. So there's that.

Second, the nubmers in the chart you refer to only appear to include currently married couples, not divorced ones. But the couples with violence are the ones most likely to get divorced! This is shown on the page as well, as divorced couples appear to have about 12x the violence:

So halfing 12x (cause half of marriages end in divorce) to get 6x, times the 10x mistake, means that the numbers are 60x off. Obviously this math is incredibly rough, and I'd love to be proven wrong, but it seems pretty bad to me.

This doesn't account for other biases, like abused hetero men being unlikely to report.

I investigated because the chart didn't pass the smell test. The chart claims a 50-500x difference in violence, which can't possibly be right.

Unknown said...

Thank you again, My Captain. Yes I know it's pure fantasy, because we're only allowed to lecture men that way. I just wondered what such a list would look like, so I made one!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the link. I appreciate that you are willing to take a look at the reasons why we pro-marriage types might disagree with you.

Unknown said...

That blog post about the Russian immigrants voting Republican cracked me up. Surely the moron who wrote that must have been either joking around or a closet Republican trying to earn a quick buck by such a shallow, left-wing article and pretending to be a liberal.

In fact, I've come to the conclusion that people like Chris Matthews, Ed Schulz and Paul Krugman are probably closet Republicans themselves that say all kinds of ridiculous stuff to pay their bills. I doubt they act they way they do in real life and probably have completely different political opinions on the issues that would get them fired from their jobs. They are all millionaires who are most likely taxed to death. It's just a theory that's been forming in the back of my mind but I wanted to share it.

I'm all for gay marriage too, but I never thought there would be any empirical reasons that legalizing same sex marriage would be more harmful to people in the long run. Interesting.

Take The Red Pill said...

"...Let the invading hordes take the women. I don't care."

My sentiments exactly. As George Carlin said (as a jest), "Do what you want to the girl, just leave me alone!"

But I think that there's only one potential problem -- what do we do if the invading hordes tell us, "OK, we'll take your women, but you'll have to throw in something else, too!"

Anonymous said...

Thought you might like this "Lifestyle" piece from the East Coast

Anonymous said...

I'll fight for women; I won't support one that doesn't support me, though.

Travis said...

@ Mike Harris, I think your 2.6 vs. .26 is because one chart is in percent and one is in rate per 1000. However, to directly quote the original Bureau of Justice study that they reference ...

"Research on violence in same-sex relationships has been limited to studies of small, unrepresentative samples of gay and lesbian couples. Results from these studies suggest that same-sex couples are about as violent as heterosexual couples."

Which seems to be a far cry from the charts that the FRC managed to produce from that same report.... so smell test indeed.

Similarly, the original FRC article also quotes a Dutch study to demonstrate that gay relationships don't last as long and are more promiscuous than married couples.

"A study of homosexual men in the Netherlands published in the journal AIDS found that the "duration of steady partnerships" was 1.5 years.[6]"


"The Dutch study of partnered homosexuals, which was published in the journal AIDS, found that men with a steady partner had an average of eight sexual partners per year.[12]"

Those interested can google the study directly, but as I understand it the study was about the incidence of HIV in Amsterdam, and it deliberately excluded people over 30 years old and gay couples who reported themselves as monogamous.

So basically the FRC was comparing a young, urban, unmarried, and self-identified non-monogamous population of gay men to the average married couple and finding that they were both more promiscuous and have shorter relationships. This should surprise no one and it tells you exactly nothing about the impact of same-sex marriage on society.

I didn't spend the time to investigate the other references, but I think there is enough to conclude that the report should be taken with a grain of salt.

aerodawg said...

"What does she know? She only LIVED under communism! "

I had a foreign language teacher in HS who immigrated from Romania in the late 70s. As I kept in touch over the years I learned a lot about her and her political beliefs.

Living the early part of her life under communism and the local party thugs killing her father for not toeing the line pushed her into a very hard line position with regards to leftists.

I can best sum it up as "They're not worth the cost of a bullet, rope is reusable after it does the job."

Anonymous said...

"What does she know? She only LIVED under communism! "

Yeah, what do the millions of Russians who say that they preferred life under communism know? Clearly the experience of some wealthy expats tells us all we need to know.

Captain Capitalism said...

Anon 1112,

Well, you could always go live in Cuba or North Korea and give us an unbiased report back on how things are there.

Tam said...

Re: Communism v. Capitalism

Why is this even still a question? We've done the experiment twice already.

Take a society of diligent, hardworking people with the same heritage and cultural values, put half of them under Communism and half under Capitalism and check the cars forty years later. Capitalism gives a range of vehicle choices ranging from the Golf Diesel to the Benz 600SEL, and Communism produces the Trabant, and so few of those that they have to be rationed.

Capitalism produces the Hyundai Genesis and Equus, and Communism produces the... the... does North Korea even have an auto industry?

GregMan said...

"What does she know? She only LIVED under communism!"

I used to know a bunch of Eastern European immigrants back in the days of President Reagan. Without exception they were well to the right of me, and I was (and still am) to the right even of Reagan. They HATED socialism, advocated a strong military and economic stand against the Soviet Union, and loved loved loved America.

The American-born libs never could understand that. Socialism looks a lot different to some poor bastard who's actually had to live under it.

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