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In The Mailbox: 09.14.18

Posted on | September 15, 2018 | No Comments

— compiled by Wombat-socho

OVER THE TRANSOM
EBL: If Manafort Can’t Help Mueller Go After Trump, What Does Mueller Get?
Twitchy: Ratio In Progress! Potatohead Stelter Comes To The Defense Of Weather Channel’s Mike Seidel
Louder With Crowder: Watch What The Broward County School Board Does To Parkland Survivor Who Questions Them
According To Hoyt: I Feel The Ground Shifting
Monster Hunter Nation: Monster Hunter Guardian Cover Reveal, also, Infinity RPG 3rd Session Recap
Vox Popoli: “Europe Belongs To The Europeans”, also, The West Has Failed

RIPPED FROM THE HEADLINES
Adam Piggott: Friday Hawt Chicks & Links – The World Upside Down Edition
American Power: The Left’s Despicable “Sexual Misconduct” Allegations Against Kavanaugh, also, Siva Vaidhyanathan, Antisocial Media
American Thinker: The Media’s Latest Poll Dance
Animal Magnetism: Rule Five Why Socialism Fails Friday
BattleSwarm: Linkswarm For September 14
CDR Salamander: Fullbore Friday
Da Tech Guy: The Three Faces Of CNN
Don Surber: Fake News Collapses On NYT
Dustbury: Been Here A While
First Street Journal: Not Exactly #FakeNews But Written To Deceive
Fred On Everything: Fred To Take Wheel Of Ship Of State
The Geller Report: Indian Muslim Father & Brother Murder & Mutilate Girl For Marrying Non-Muslim, also, Muslim Screaming “Allahu Akbar” Rams Car Into French Crowd
Hogewash: SDO Sees The Moon Transit The Sun. Twice.
JustOneMinute: Resistance Follies
Legal Insurrection: #StopKavanaugh – Believe Women, Except For The 65 Who Support Kavanaugh, also, “I’m Into Humiliation Porn, That’s Why I Watch You On CNN”
The PanAm Post: The NYT Is Complicit In Supporting Maduro’s Corrupt Regime, also, Howie Carr – 25 Years Of Antagonizing Northeast Establishment Liberals
Power Line: What We Can Learn From John Kerry, also, Thoughts From The Ammo Line
Shark Tank: DeSantis Releases First General Election Ad
Shot In The Dark: If Guns Are Banned…
STUMP: Divestment Follies – An Actual Cogent Case, Kind Of
The Political Hat: Watermelons Of The Global Elite
This Ain’t Hell: Midway Pilot’s Final Flight, also, Former SOCOM Head Gen. McRaven Resigns From pentagon Board After Criticizing Trump
Victory Girls: Working Men & Women Optimistic About Future
Volokh Conspiracy: Another Brutal Review Of Nancy McLean’s Democracy In Chains
Weasel Zippers: UW Snowflakes Declare Ice Cream “Not Inclusive Enough”, also, Red China Cracking Down On Christians
Megan McArdle: Serena Williams, Meet ThinkProgress
Mark Steyn: The Parched Grasses Wait The Spark


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Surprised? Obama’s ‘Gender Integration’ Agenda Is Wrecking the U.S. Military

Posted on | September 14, 2018 | No Comments

 

There are some things which must be excluded from military life if morale and esprit de corps are to be maintained. The stark insanity of rescinding Article 125 of the UCMJ was accompanied by a “gender integration” agenda, with predictable results:

One of the first women to enter the Marine Corps infantry is being discharged from the service after admitting to having an intimate relationship with a subordinate — a fellow Marine she eventually married.
On their own, the legal charges against Cpl. Remedios Cruz, 26, are not uncommon in military investigations of American troops. But they highlight the struggle the Marine Corps has had in integrating women into jobs that were only open to men before 2015.

(Oh, “jobs.” That’s all it is to be a Marine, a job. And notice the “struggle” began in 2015? Gosh, whose idea was this?)

“The biggest mistakes I’ve made in the infantry were from my personal relationships,” Corporal Cruz said in an interview. “I really want to move on.”
As part of a deal to avoid going to trial, Corporal Cruz pleaded guilty to fraternization in July and decided to put the Marine Corps behind her. She is awaiting her final separation from the Marines.

(She “decided,” as if this was her choice.)

Corporal Cruz was one of three women who joined First Battalion, Eighth Marines in January 2017. She was accused of three charges — fraternization, adultery and accessory to larceny — in separate investigations that would have been sent to court-martial in June. . . .
Over the years fraternization policies in the American military have changed but broadly prohibit “unduly familiar” relationships among service members of differing ranks. . . .

(She became “unduly familiar” with a private’s penis.)

Of the roughly 184,000 active-duty Marines, around 15,800 are women. As of July, 24 women were serving in infantry billets in the Marine Corps, according to military documents obtained by The New York Times.
The Army, with roughly 740 women who are serving in previously restricted combat roles, has encountered its own issues with integrating women into the jobs. Last week, the Army Times reported an investigation of a relationship between a senior noncommissioned officer and a junior female infantry soldier in the same unit. . . .

(Like every other policy of the Obama administration, this policy is failing, because it is a bad policy, a hare-brained scheme that no one with common sense would endorse.)

Corporal Cruz, of Fleischmanns, N.Y., joined the Marines as a supply clerk in 2013 and completed infantry training in 2014. Two years later, she requested to transfer to an infantry unit after then-Secretary of Defense Ash Carter ordered that women be allowed in all previously restricted combat roles. The Marine Corps vehemently opposed the change. . . .
Days after she arrived at the battalion in January 2017, she was promoted to sergeant — a rank that probably ensured, as a Marine in an infantry platoon, that she would be considered for a leadership role.
She said she began a relationship with a lower-ranking Marine in her unit and married him shortly before the battalion deployed to Japan in August 2017. . . .

A Marine sergeant marrying a private? “Love wins!”

Let me explain something that perhaps not everyone understands: In 1993, Bill Clinton became president and immediately signed an executive order repealing Article 125, provoking an immediate outcry from every American familiar with military life. Under pressure from the Pentagon and with the advice of Sen. Sam Nunn, then chairman of the Armed Services Committee, Clinton then accepted a compromise that became known as “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” This was profoundly dishonest, a hypocritical wink-and-a-nod policy toward violations of the UCMJ, but the Pentagon was forced to accept this corrupt political deal.

For the next 22 years, as the generals and admirals who had accepted this policy finished out their careers and went into retirement, a new cadre of senior officers rose to replace them who had served nearly their entire careers under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” The Democrats won the presidential elections in 1992, 1996, 2008 and 2012, so that for most of that period — excepting only the eight-year presidency of George W. Bush — the military had a Democrat as their Commander-in-Chief, and were expected to implement liberal policies, especially regarding “diversity” and “inclusion.” Thus, the generals and admirals now commanding our armed forces have spent two decades parroting the Official Nonsense of tolerating homosexuality in the ranks and the absurd “gender inclusion” policy. This is not your father’s Marine Corps.

Standards have been lowered, and discipline has been loosened, in order to enable the kind of ridiculous make-believe game that required senior officers (who certainly should know better) to pretend that Remedios Cruz was fit to serve as a sergeant leading men in a Marine combat unit.

A sand-castle of lies has been piled up over the past 25 years. Ignoring everything common sense tells us about human nature, the military has pursued policies applauded as “courageous” and “progressive” by politicians who have no skin in the game, and which may seem harmless in times of relative peace. The Pentagon is competent enough at public-relations that it can usually conceal from scrutiny the problems caused by “gender integration,” just as it concealed most of the problems caused by the repeal of UCMJ Article 125. However, the loss of morale and unit cohesion as a result of these misguided exercises in social engineering is nonetheless very real, and we will not discover how bad the problem is until it is too late to save the lives of those troops who will die as a result of this needless folly. When the predicable disaster finally strikes, we need not doubt that most of the dying will be done by men.

“Equality,” my ass.



 

Late Night With In The Mailbox: 09.13.18

Posted on | September 14, 2018 | No Comments

— compiled by Wombat-socho

OVER THE TRANSOM
EBL: Convicted Sex Offender Dori Myers Keeps Her Teaching Certificate?
Twitchy: Looks Like Dianne Feinstein’s Big Kavanaugh Gamble Didn’t Pay Off After All
Louder With Crowder: That Dystopia Everyone Fears? It’ll Come From The Left

RIPPED FROM THE HEADLINES
American Power: California Democrats To Ban Gas-Powered Internal-Combustion Vehicles By 2035, also, Raw Tensions Over Race & Gender Shape Midterms
American Thinker: Trump Voters & The Bitter Elites
Animal Magnetism: Animal’s Daily Gun Advertising News
BattleSwarm: SDF Begins Final Assault On Hajin, also, Twitter Suspends Bosch Fawstin
CDR Salamander: The Depot Dearth
Da Tech Guy: Rick Green & The Latest Ad In MA-3, also, Is Judge Kavanaugh A True Originalist?
Don Surber: Democrat Senate Candidate Defended Men Who Get Underage Hookers
Dustbury: The End Of The Long & Winding Road
First Street Journal: The Problem With The Catholic Priesthood
The Geller Report: Feds Discover More Victims of Muslim Doctors In Detroit FGM Case, also, UK Muslims Brutally Attack Boy While Insisting He Pray To Allah
Hogewash: Team Kimberlin Post of The Day (plus Bonus), also, “Don’t Be Evil”
Legal Insurrection: Democrats Lob A Hail Mary Shot At Kavanaugh With Laundry List of Questions, also, Nevada Professor Shoots Himself In Arm To Protest Trump
Michelle Malkin: The Post 9/11 Cycle Of Cynicism – Remember, Forget, Repeat
The PanAm Post: What’s The Answer To The Current Brazilian Prison Crisis?
Power Line: On Puerto Rico, Trump Is Right, also, Justice Department Considering Breaking Up Big Tech
Shark Tank: Gov. Scott Slams Sen. Nelson As “A Vote For Government Waste & Debt”
Shot In The Dark: Inexorable
The Jawa Report: Ministry Of Health PSA – Take Two Of These And Call Me In The Morning
The Political Hat: Unconstitutional Denial Of A Constitutional Right – From Illinois & California To Vermont & Florida
This Ain’t Hell: Trailblazing Female Gets The Boot For Fraternization, also, A Very Special Feelgood Story
Victory Girls: Yes, Nearly 300 Died After Hurricane Maria. No, Trump Isn’t To Blame, also, Google Laments All The Dummies That Didn’t Follow Their Instructions
Volokh Conspiracy: Speech Codes And “Twisting Title IX”
Weasel Zippers: Notorious RBG Calls Dems’ Treatment Of Kavanaugh During Hearings “Wrong”, “Highly Partisan Show”, also, Millions Of Water Bottles Found Rotting In Puerto Rico As San Juan Mayor Continues To Bash Trump
Megan McArdle: What Jamie Dimon And Other New Yorkers Don’t Grasp About Washington Politics
Mark Steyn: High School Confidential


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Big Trouble at the ‘Tiffany’ Network: Another ‘Get Woke, Go Broke’ Lesson?

Posted on | September 13, 2018 | No Comments

 

The top of the stack this morning at Drudge:

TIMES UP FOR '60 MINS' CHIEF...
CBSNEWS On-Cam Ambush Of Own Exec!
Network Airs Disturbing Fager Text...
Allegations of inappropriate conduct...
Threats and Deception: Why Board Turned On Moonves... 

The takedown of CBS boss Les Moonves was followed immediately by the takedown of 60 Minutes producer Jeff Fager, the latest casualties in the #MeToo crusade against men in the media. Let’s not kid ourselves about what’s happening here. When this began back in October 2017, it was possible to imagine that Harvey Weinstein was an isolated problem, an unusually bad person engaged in unusually bad behavior. As the list of targets lengthened beyond a few bad apples in Hollywood to include the news media, however, #MeToo brought to light a toxic culture in the world of big-time journalism, in which a sort of sexual pay-for-play ethos had long prevailed. If former Today show anchor Matt Lauer — a handsome and popular personality — could turn his NBC office into an upscale rape dungeon, was it possible to enforce standards of decency elsewhere in these organizations? That is to say, if the network’s multimillionaire on-air talent is engaged in predatory behavior, doesn’t that send a signal to all the lower-echelon personnel?

Something has gone terribly wrong in the TV industry, for the #MeToo scandal to have reached as high as the CEO of an organization once known as the “Tiffany Network.” It is perhaps impossible for young people to imagine the enormous prestige enjoyed by CBS during the life of its founder William S. Paley. CBS was the network of Edward R. Murrow and Walter Cronkite, of Lucille Ball and Ed Sullivan, of Perry Mason, Gunsmoke and The Waltons. Starting with a few Philadelphia radio stations in the 1920s, Paley more or less invented the concept of a nationwide broadcasting network, and insisted on the highest-quality programming. One measure of his success was that, during World War II, President Roosevelt tapped Paley “as director of radio operations of the Psychological Warfare branch in the Office of War Information at Allied Force Headquarters in London” with the rank of an Army colonel. Did I mention that CBS also owned a record company, the one that invented the 33 RPM album? Do you know who sang for Columbia Records? To quote 60 Minutes creator Don Hewitt, “Paley was the guy who put Frank Sinatra and Edward R. Murrow on the radio and 60 Minutes on television.” Yep — CBS owned Sinatra back in the day, and stars don’t come any bigger than Sinatra, except maybe The Beatles, who made their U.S. television debut on . . .? Yep, CBS, Ed Sullivan.

Something else about CBS: It was a great network for women, both in terms of audience and performers. My mother was a big fan of the detective programs that CBS did so well, with handsome leading men like Mike Connors on Mannix, and there was perhaps never a cowboy the ladies loved more than James Arness as Marshal Matt Dillon on Gunsmoke (with the possible exception of Michael Landon as Little Joe on NBC’s Bonanza). Paley seemed to have an innate understanding that attracting female viewers was crucial to success in the entertainment business. After all, who attracted women better than Sinatra? And beginning with Lucille Ball’s smash hit with I Love Lucy, CBS was always had the best female-led programming, as the TV home of Mary Tyler Moore and Carol Burnett. What went wrong at CBS?

Part of the answer may be found in a Hollywood Reporter column by Linda Bloodworth Thomason, one of CBS’s most successful producers in the 1990s, when Designing Women was a huge hit. Thomason describes how, after Les Moonves became president of CBS Entertainment in 1995, his personal hostility toward her essentially destroyed her career:

I was immediately concerned when I heard that Mr. Moonves was rumored to be a big fan of topless bars. Then, someone delivered the news that he especially hated Designing Women and their loud-mouthed speeches. . . . I was at the pinnacle of my career. I would not work again for seven years. . . .
Then, I began to hear from female CBS employees about his mercurial, misogynist behavior, with actresses being ushered in and out of his office. His mantra, I was told, was, “Why would I wanna cast ’em if I don’t wanna f–k ’em?” And he was an angry bully who enjoyed telling people, “I will tear off the top of your head and piss on your brain!”

That’s no way to treat a lady, sir.

Of course, I am not a fan of Thomason’s feminist politics, but you can’t succeed in show business by killing off successful shows, and if Moonves put his personal prejudice ahead of his business interests, he was cheating the shareholders out of profit. In short, he lacked integrity.

What went wrong at CBS? Is it possible that the “Tiffany network” fell victim to a “Get Woke, Go Broke” problem? Politically, CBS was always generally liberal (see Bernard Goldberg’s 2001 blockbuster Bias: A CBS Insider Exposes How the Media Distort the News), and both Moonves and his boss, Viacom CEO Summer Redstone, were Democrats. In much the way Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez shoved aside Joe Crowley in the Democrat primaries, powerful liberal men in media are now being destroyed by their feminist allies, who are no longer content to be quiet about the abusive behavior they were forced to endure as part of the bargain in the “progressive” coalition of Democrat Party interests.

What happens next? If men can no longer get rich (or get laid) by parroting whatever the latest liberal mantra may be, isn’t it possible that some men in the media will have a “Red Pill” awakening? Couldn’t the spectacle of careers being destroyed by the #MeToo movement yield a new awareness of the ugly reality hidden behind the hypocritical veneer of “progressive” solidarity? Think back to the Access Hollywood audio, where Trump bluntly described the situation of a network TV star: “It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything. Grab ’em by the p–y. You can do anything.” Wasn’t this the honest truth about the way some women react to men who are major stars, as Trump was when The Apprentice was a Top 20 hit in 2005? “You can do anything” if you’re a star.

Wasn’t the same thing true of Les Moonves, who as CEO had the power to make or break the careers of women at CBS? Moonves was a liberal Democrat, and if he ever had anything negative to say about the womanizing behavior of Donald Trump (whose show ran on rival NBC), Moonves never said it until Trump ran for president as a Republican.

Women are attracted to men with money and power. This isn’t exactly a revelation to anyone who knows anything about women. What is happening with the #MeToo movement is that women have weaponized sex as a means of taking away men’s money and power — not in the old-fashioned transactional quid pro quo manner, but as a one-sided extortion racket. It’s like Stalin robbing banks to fund the Bolsheviks.

 

Guys like Les Moonves need to take the Red Pill and wake up to the reality of what feminism means in terms of changing social incentives. The fallout from #MeToo will not be limited to the destruction of a handful of personalities in show biz, journalism and politics. Wise men (and women) ought to consider what the consequences might be.



 

In The Mailbox: 09.12.18

Posted on | September 12, 2018 | 1 Comment

— compiled by Wombat-socho

OVER THE TRANSOM
Ninety Miles From Tyranny: The 90 Miles Mystery Box – Episode #376
Proof Positive: The Least Serious President In The History Of The Republic And His Contribution To Our Booming Economy
EBL: Florence Is Coming
Twitchy:  Google’s Statement About Leaked Video Of Senior Execs’ Reaction To Trump’s Election Sparks MAJOR Skepticism
Louder With Crowder: Jimmy Fallon Cowers To Outrage Mob, Cancels Norm McDonald Interview

RIPPED FROM THE HEADLINES
Adam Piggott: Podcast #90 – The Floorboards Episode
American Power: “Racist” Serena Williams Cartoon
American Thinker: The Once “Golden State” Is Badly Tarnished
Animal Magnetism: Animal’s Hump Day News
BattleSwarm: Houston Chronicle Reporter Resigns Under Suspicion Of Making Things Up
CDR Salamander: Aviation Degradation Doesn’t Happen By Accident
Da Tech Guy: Under The Fedora – 9/11 Thoughts, Kaepernick & Dems, Trump As Wile E. Coyote, & More
Don Surber: Let Me Explain, Mr. President
Dustbury: Remember The Public Domain?
First Street Journal: The Problem With The Catholic Church Is At The Top
The Geller Report: Illegal Immigrants Cited In Theft Of 39 Million Social Security Numbers, also, French Education Minister Says French Kids Should Learn Arabic
Hogewash: Dwarfs That Can Punch Above Their Weight
JustOneMinute: The Dreadful Police Shooting In Dallas
Legal Insurrection: Populism Is Dangerous – Taco Bell Voted Best Mexican Restaurant, also, Activists Threatening, Trying To Bribe Senator Collins Into Voting Against Kavanaugh
The PanAm Post: Calls To Dollarize Argentinian Economy Grow
Power Line: It’s Official – Google Is A Democratic Party Front, also, Hassett Has It!
Shark Tank: DeSantis Is A Constant Conservative
Shot In The Dark: Dispatches From Never-Never Land
STUMP: Trying To Deflect The Blame – CALPERS, The Catholic Church, & Trump
The Jawa Report: 17
The Political Hat: Pledge To Global Society
This Ain’t Hell: Washington Post Declares Trump Is Complicit For Dangerous Storm, also, One Of The Last WW2 Soldiers To Make 4 Combat Drops Into Europe Has Died
Victory Girls: The Primary Season Ends & The Real Push Begins
Volokh Conspiracy: Speech Code Hokey Pokey
Weasel Zippers: Washington Post Blames President Trump For Hurricanes, also, Google Execs Caught On Video Bashing Trump Supporters After 2016 Election
Mark Steyn: The Endless War & The Battle Unfought, also, The Word That Can’t Be Questioned


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Another ‘Red Pill’ Exit: Fools Rush In, But Wise Men Don’t Marry Crazy Women

Posted on | September 12, 2018 | 1 Comment

 

Wise men say, only fools rush in,
But I can’t help ….

SSCCRRAAAAATTCCHH!

More than 10,000 people have read last week’s post (“Exit Strategy: Did This Guy ‘Red Pill’ His Way Out of a Doomed Relationship?”) about a guy whose live-in fiancée moved out after he said something that seemed almost perfectly calculated to offend her. While feminists were applauding that woman’s Twitter thread about her exit, none of them seemed to consider the possibility that he wanted her to leave, and had cleverly used a so-called “Red Pill” tactic to get rid of her. We haven’t heard the guy’s side of the story, so we don’t know his motives, but feminists never seem to consider the possibility that a man might be smart enough to escape plans for his destruction.

Consider this recent news article about a crazy woman in France:

A woman decided she would marry herself in her dream wedding after being dumped three months before the big day.
Laëtitia Nguyen, from France, had been with her fiancé for three years and the pair had spent a lot of time planning their $40,000 (£22,000) wedding.
However, the 38-year-old was left heartbroken when her fiancé left her just three months before the ceremony was due to take place on the picturesque island of Santorini on 27 May 2017.
That didn’t stop Laëtitia from going through with the ceremony that she’d spent so long planning and so she walked down the aisle to marry herself.
“I am amazing, and I know it,” she said.
The wedding was attended by eight people, and Laetitia kept a lot of the details the same as what she had planned with her then-fiancé.
She has since frozen her eggs in the hope she will one day have children.
[The crazy woman and fiancé] were very equal minded about how they wanted the ceremony to play out, however just months before they were going to tie the knot, her fiancé became distant, before eventually walking out in February.

Again, notice how the guy’s side of the story is missing, leaving us to speculate about what it was that inspired his exit, although it seems obvious enough: If a 38-year-old woman wants you to spend $40,000 — FORTY THOUSAND DOLLARS! — on a wedding, get the hell out.

Let me dub this “The Princess Diana Rule.”

Ever since Prince Charles married Diana on worldwide TV in 1981, the expensive “Dream Wedding” has become a sort of entitlement in the minds of delusional young women who can’t be bothered to consult tradition or use ordinary common sense in matrimonial custom.

Customarily, the wedding is a display of the bride’s family status — a party thrown in her honor by the paterfamilias. If her father is fairly wealthy and wishes to indulge his princess, he’ll pull out all the stops, paying for the designer dresses of his daughter’s five bridesmaids, hotel rooms for out-of-town guests, rehearsal dinner at a luxury restaurant, limousines for the wedding party, a lavish reception with a live band and an open bar, the two-week all-expense-paid honeymoon to an exotic locale, etc. He’s a big-shot lawyer, a banker, a CEO, whatever, and nothing is too good for his precious princess, who might suffer a loss of social status (however slight) if her wedding wasn’t the most extravagant gala event her hometown had seen in recent memory.

On the other hand, if her folks are regular middle-class folks, custom certainly does not require them to bankrupt themselves — and it would be considered gauche, a tacky pretension — to give their daughter a lavish wedding. Common sense informs this customary attitude. Because the newlyweds cannot rely on generous parental subsidies as they commence upon married life, the daughter of a less-than-wealthy family should not wish for such an extravagant wedding, an irresponsible expenditure that does not betoken the kind of frugality that a middle-class wife needs, if she and her husband hope to prosper together.

Wedding etiquette used to be well-understood by ordinary Americans, back in the day when common sense was actually common. The wedding is a party in honor of the bride, and thus her family is responsible for the expense, with the groom or his family expected only to pay for the wedding rings and whatever his groomsmen might require. (I remember being fitted for a tuxedo rental as a groomsman when my friend Patrick Carter got married in the Heinz Chapel in Pittsburgh circa 1990. His folks were fairly well-off, and covered all my costs. Of the bride’s family, the less said, the better.) Once upon a time in America, parents took pride in raising daughters who were sensible and practical, and who had that old-fashioned sense of Protestant decency that frowns upon the ostentatious display of wealth. Even more than that, decent Americans once would have been horrified at the idea that a woman who had reached her late 30s before marrying would expect her wedding to be anything extravagant. Until the late 1980s, median age at first marriage for U.S. women had never been higher than 23, so that a woman who hadn’t married by age 25 was typically such a low-status social misfit as to have few friends who might RSVP to her wedding invitation.

Times change, but human nature is permanent.

There has never been (nor will there ever be) any society in which a 38-year-old woman is considered prime “wife material”; any unmarried woman that old should be extraordinarily grateful to find a husband. But no wise man would marry the kind of fool who would waste $40,000 — FORTY THOUSAND DOLLARS! — for a wedding “on the picturesque island of Santorini.” Of course, this story happened in France, and thus Laëtitia Nguyen’s pretensions might tell us nothing about the decline of American marital customs, but the way her story is told as some kind of feminist triumph of empowerment indicates that we are expected to celebrate how “amazing” she is. Except she’s not amazing at all, except as an example of the increasing craziness of women in an era of decadence.

Note also: “She has since frozen her eggs in the hope she will one day have children” — having lost the Darwinian lottery, she expects technology to help her cheat nature, employing some sort of medical intervention like IVF with donor sperm to conceive a Frankstein baby.

 

Let’s think about this, shall we? You are a woman so undesirable that it was not until you were 35 that you met a man willing to marry you. Having spent three years planning a $40,000 wedding, your undesirability was confirmed when your would-be husband escaped your trap. What next? She decides to freeze her eggs and “marry herself,” expecting that at some point in the future she’ll have those eggs fertilized, giving birth sometime in her 40s (with or without a husband/father) and what sort of child might we expect such a mother to produce? Imagine the Frankenbaby offspring of Laëtitia Nguyen, reaching high school circa 2035. This child will likely be fatherless, with a 55-year-old mother who is obviously neurotic. What sort of 15-year-old will Ms. Nguyen’s offspring grow up to be? Will her child be a healthy, attractive, popular, outgoing, emotionally well-adjusted teenager? Don’t bet on it.

There is a correlation between parental age and autism-spectrum disorders and, while the question of causality is still being debated and researched, doesn’t it make sense that those who are so disadvantaged in the mating process that they don’t produce offspring until they are past their reproductive prime would, in turn, find that their children are likewise disadvantaged? We don’t need to consult any scientific research into the nature/nurture aspect of this phenomenon when common sense tells us that the acorn seldom falls far from the oak. Behavioral patterns replicate themselves in successive generations, and if you couldn’t find a mate until you were 35, it’s probably not likely that your only child (born when you were 37 or 38) will be married at age 25.

What’s that? You hope to see grandchildren in your lifetime? That’s a long-shot bet for older parents, as simple arithmetic will demonstrate. Keep in mind, as I say, that autism-spectrum disorders are more common among the children of older parents and, in most cases, the older the parents, the smaller the number of offspring. If you had your first child at 20, there’s a chance they might have two, three or more younger siblings, so that your children gain the benefits of greater socialization within the family. But if you don’t have your first offspring until you’re 37, the chances are that this will be your only child, and if this child repeats your pattern, 37 + 37 = 74, so live to be a septuagenarian and maybe your semi-autistic child will provide you with a grandchild. Considered objectively, however, the odds don’t favor older parents living to hear themselves called Grandpa or Grandma, and you might think that the atheistic young proponents of Science™ would be perspicacious enough to foresee this. If they are Our Moral and Intellectual Superiors, as they imagine themselves to be, shouldn’t these devotees of Darwinian theory act in such a way as to favor “the survival of the fittest”?

Oh, you shouldn’t be judgmental, they tell us. We are expected to ignore our own common sense and instead sit silently while all these advocates of Scientific Progress and Social Justice — acolytes of The Vision of the Anointed — tell us what opinions are permissible. The liberal media tell this tale about Laëtitia Nguyen in such a way as to persuade fools that she really is “amazing” and her solo wedding is empowering.

No, she’s pathetic, and her Santorini “wedding” is a travesty.

She deserves to be mocked, and often, and by someone who knows how.

 

What shall become of us, if we are taught to celebrate such folly? When did it become “hate” to speak the truth? Why is it that, even as Darwinism has become a quasi-religion in the West, we aren’t allowed to discuss the way in which certain choices (e.g., women postponing marriage and motherhood until they are well past their peak reproductive years) have harmful consequences for individuals and society as a whole?

Also, why has no journalist interviewed the guy who dumped Laëtitia Nguyen just three months before the $40,000 wedding she’d planned? Because that guy’s probably got a great story to tell — first, how did he stumble into her web, and second, what inspired his nick-of-time escape? “When did you realize she was batshit crazy, sir? What advice would you give to other men to help them avoid crazy women like Laëtitia?”

Here’s the thing: By the time a guy gets desperate enough to hook up with a crazy 30-something woman who thinks a $40,000 wedding is a good idea, he’s probably already made a lot of mistakes in life. You don’t get to coffin corner because you made the right moves as a teenager. Probably he had some not-too-bad options in high school or college where, if he’d played his cards right, he could have married a sane woman. Instead, he wanted to “play the field,” so he ditched his first girlfriend, then things “just didn’t work out” with his next girlfriend. Tempus fugits, but he didn’t realize he was wasting valuable time until he reached that point, many years later, when he was like, “Wait a minute — I’m going to marry this woman? This wacko who thinks a picturesque island wedding is a smart way to spend $40,000?” And then au revoir, Miss Nguyen.

What causes such blunders? Bad advice.

The blogger Dalrock calls attention to three “Christian dating experts” — Mandy Hale, 39, Wendy Griffith, 54, and Lisa Anderson, 46 — who have one thing in common: None of them have ever been married. What this indicates is that secular ideas of feminist “empowerment” have been baptized, so to speak. When the church attempts to emulate the latest worldly trends, it becomes “conformed to this world” (Romans 12:2) and the salt loses its savour (Matthew 5:13).

“In view of questionable sociological, psychological, and political theories presently permeating our culture and making inroads into Christ’s church, we wish to clarify certain key Christian doctrines and ethical principles prescribed in God’s Word. . . . Specifically, we are deeply concerned that values borrowed from secular culture are currently undermining Scripture in the areas of race and ethnicity, manhood and womanhood, and human sexuality.”
“Social Justice and the Gospel”

If you’re a parent, do yourself a favor and send this post in an email to your kids (or print it out and read it aloud to them) so that if they become fools and Darwinian failures, they can’t say you never tried to warn them. We have a responsibility as adults to steer young people away from the path of decadent madness that leads down to destruction. Selah.



 

Late Night With In The Mailbox: 09.11.18

Posted on | September 12, 2018 | No Comments

— compiled by Wombat-socho

Song Of The Day

OVER THE TRANSOM
EBL: Never Forget – September 11, 2001
Twitchy: Twitter Rando Threatens To “Collect Bloodstained MAGA Hats” At Trump Hotel Meetup
Louder With Crowder: New Documentary Features Transgenders Who Regret Switching Genders

RIPPED FROM THE HEADLINES
Adam Piggott: You May Not Criticize A Black Woman
American Power: Republican Insiders Prepare For Electoral D-Day, also, The Circus Of Resistance
American Thinker: Obama Vs. The Nation
Animal Magnetism: Animal’s Daily Colorpuncture News
BattleSwarm: Texas in Driver’s Seat of U.S. Oil Revival
CDR Salamander: Yes, Every Year
Da Tech Guy: School Daze, also, Taking It To The Street
Don Surber: Trump Gets Media To Admit He Cured The Economy
Dustbury: The Original Money Honey
First Street Journal: I’m Baaaaack!
The Geller Report: Terror-Tied Muslims Proselytizing At California School Assemblies, also, George W. Bush After 9/11 – “Islam is Peace”
Hogewash: The Party Of Kaepernick Vs. The Party Of King, also, Team Kimberlin Post Of The Day
JustOneMinute: Back At It!
Legal Insurrection: Barbershop Workers Quit After CA Supremes Redefine “Independent Contractor”, also,  Joe Scarborough Claims Trump A Greater Threat To America Than 9/11
Michelle Malkin: 9/11 Flashback – Spitting On Their Graves
The PanAm Post: A Libertarian Lament – With Bolsonaro’s Rise In Brazil, Where Do We Turn?
Power Line: Remembering “Whitewater”, also, Memo – Google Tried To Help Hillary By Driving Latino Vote
Shark Tank: Trump Waves “Magic Wand” And Clowns Obama
Shot In The Dark: Tongue Tied
Sister Toldjah: Never Forget – Remembering 9/11 Victim Peter Mardikian
STUMP:  Taxing Tuesday – Democratic Tax Ideas For An Election Year
The Jawa Report: PLO? What PLO?
The Political Hat: Seventeen Years Ago Today – NEVER FORGET
This Ain’t Hell: No, Trump Is Not Going Away, also, Nike & The NFL “Just Blew It”
Victory Girls: Photographs & Memories – September 11, 2001
Volokh Conspiracy: CA Ban On Handgun Ads At Gun Stores Violates 1st Amendment
Weasel Zippers: WI College Bans 9/11 Memorial Because It Might Offend Muslims, also, Federal Grand Jury Indicts NM Muslim Compound Suspects – Alleges They Plotted Terror Attacks
Megan McArdle: The Collapse Of Lehman Brothers Changed Everything & Nothing
Mark Steyn: All Or Nothing At All, also, Infame And Great Place


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Late Night With In The Mailbox: 09.10.18

Posted on | September 11, 2018 | 1 Comment

— compiled by Wombat-socho

OVER THE TRANSOM
EBL: Meet America’s Preeminent Right-Wing Guerrilla Street Artist
Twitchy: LGBT Student Group Argues GULAG Was Good, Anti-Trans Bigots Literally Kill & Must Be Re-Educated
Louder With Crowder: Mike Rowe Ignores Kaepernick, Shares Story Of Real Sacrifice

RIPPED FROM THE HEADLINES
Adam Piggott: Attention Whoring On Twitter, also, Sweden Votes For Cultural Suicide
American Power: Alternative For Germany (AfD) Surges In Popularity, also, “Straight Outta Caracas”
American Thinker: Obama’s Benghazi Body Bags No Mere Conspiracy Theory
Animal Magnetism: Goodbye, Blue Monday
BattleSwarm: American Flag 1, Beto O’Rourke 0, also, The Five On Democrats’ Fake Civility
CDR Salamander: Hospital Ships – Open Your Intellectual Aperture
Da Tech Guy: My Thank You Note To Barack Obama, also, The Modern Courage, Truth, & Friend Deficit
Don Surber: Parents Don’t Want Their Immigrant Kids Back
Dustbury: Strange Search Engine Queries, also, Have One For Lois
First Street Journal:
The Geller Report: Muslim Migrant Charged In Brutal Murder Of 13-Year-Old Canaidna Girl Marrisa Shen, also, Bolton Says We’ll No Longer Cooperate With The International Criminal Court
Hogewash: Spartacus And Marcus Crassus, also, Team Kimberlin Post of The Day
JustOneMinute: College Football
Legal Insurrection: Naomi Osaka Should Be Earning Headlines, Not Serena Williams, also, 700 Parents Show Up At California School Board Meeting In Show Of Force Against Sex Ed Policies
The PanAm Post: Venezuelan healthcare Shutdown Leads To Measles Epidemic In Brazil, also, Nike Icon Fights Oppression In U.S., Celebrates It In Cuba
Power Line: Return Of The Hypocrite, also, Hillary, Sacked!
Shark Tank: DeSantis Resigns From Congress To Focus On Run For Governor
Shot In The Dark: Gör Sverige Bra Igen
The Jawa Report: Sandcrawler PSA – Snooze
The Political Hat: No Dissent From Diversity!
This Ain’t Hell: HMS Queen Elizabeth Sailors Arrested On Ship’s First Visit To U.S., also, PLO Gets The Boot
Victory Girls: Mike Rowe Says Flight 93’s Tom Burnett Is Hero, Not Colin Kaepernick
Volokh Conspiracy: A Mathematics Paper Two Journals Were Mau-Maued Into Suppressing
Weasel Zippers: Obama Trashes 63 Million Americans As Paranoid, Divisive, & Resentful For Electing Trump, also, Strzok-Page Texts Reveal Coordinated FBI Leak Strategy To Damage Trump
Megan McArdle: Welcome To The Tournament Of Champion Creeps
Mark Steyn: Deliverance, also, Google Out The Vote


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