The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Jeff. G. Heroically Resists

Posted on | May 3, 2013 | 34 Comments

The epic saga of Meg Lanker-Simons continues to yield rich and varied opportunities for the deployment of vicious satire:

Last night, a bit tipsy on Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey, I’ll admit, I was subjected to (but nevertheless was able to rebuff) a sudden and violent attempt to hate fuck myself. Unfortunately, the rebuff made me quite angry, and outraged, I then forced myself on myself  in a fit of pique — this was violence, not sex, let me remind you — managing to feel myself up a bit, all the time shouting nasty, very personal and very violent epithets: I was evidently going to “teabag” myself until I “turned into a good little progressive bitch,” I snarled at me.

Such restraint obviously requires tremendous willpower, nearly as much as is necessary to keep a straight face while trying to take the ludicrously absurd rape hoaxer seriously:

“If the rape panic runs parallel to the the now nearly forgotten drugs-and-rock panics of the 1950s and 1960s (and many others like them, before and after) we should expect it to actually be rooted in an attempt to assert control of or cultural dominance over some threatening Other. And there is indeed evidence that points in that direction. . . . Women like Meg Lanker-Simons are caught in a trap that has nothing to do with (mythically) rape-minded men and everything to do with the world easy contraception and feminist ideology have given us.”

Ann Althouse quotes the university spokesman’s blah-blah-blah about “vigilance” and “security” and then cuts loose on him:

While you’re continuing all the vigilance, how about a little vigilance about self-dramatizing fraud? People need better bullshit detectors! Arm the students for real life in every possible way.

James Taranto at the Wall Street Journal:

Why are phony “hate crimes” so common, especially on college campuses? We’d like to go through a few obvious answers, all of which have merit, and then delve a bit deeper into the psychology of such incidents.

Do we need to delve into the psychology? I’m with Chris Rock: “Whatever happened to crazy? … What, you can’t be crazy no more?”

Finally, Da Tech Guy points out that Ms. Lanker-Simons is actually married, a frightening thought, although perhaps not quite as frightening as the couple’s wedding photo.

Please don’t hate me for posting that link. I’m just reporting the news.

And selling Brain Bleach.



34 Responses to “Jeff. G. Heroically Resists”

  1. Wombat_socho
    May 3rd, 2013 @ 3:41 pm

    They look so happy. Or something.

  2. robertstacymccain
    May 3rd, 2013 @ 3:43 pm

    Something synonymous with “happy”?

    Gosh, let me consult my thesaurus …

  3. Finrod Felagund
    May 3rd, 2013 @ 3:58 pm

    ESR (who wrote the piece linked to from Instapundit) is one of the few sane hardcore computer geeks out there. He’s been a defender of the Second Amendment all along, and he was highly skeptical of global warming well over a decade ago, before all the evidence of it being faked came to light.

  4. Rosalie
    May 3rd, 2013 @ 4:01 pm

    “Finally, Da Tech Guy points out that Ms. Lanker-Simons is actually married, a frightening thought, although perhaps not quite as frightening as the couple’s wedding photo.”

    You know what they say: “Every pot has its lid”.

  5. robertstacymccain
    May 3rd, 2013 @ 4:08 pm

    Yeah, I linked to Insty as a pass-through, but suppose I ought to be more familiar with Mr. Raymond. Skepticism toward anthropogenic global warming is really just common sense, once you understand it as a species of neo-Malthusianism like Paul Ehrlich’s Population Bomb. The more dire the prediction, the less likely the worst-case scenario will occur, and it takes a nearly religious faith in Science (with a capital “S”) to look at that infamous “hockey stick” graph without having a bullshit-detector overload.

  6. Mike G.
    May 3rd, 2013 @ 4:09 pm

    And she wore White. Wonder after the divorce if she’ll still be able to wear white, if ya catch my drift.

  7. richard mcenroe
    May 3rd, 2013 @ 4:24 pm

    Looks like they pled their troth.

  8. Finrod Felagund
    May 3rd, 2013 @ 4:28 pm

    A large number of the old-school Unix geeks go by their initials: ESR = Eric Raymond, RMS = Richard Stallman, DMR = Dennis Ritchie, etc. I actually met ESR some twenty years ago or so at a geek convention; he was working on the Jargon File back then. He’s a nice guy generally.

  9. robertstacymccain
    May 3rd, 2013 @ 4:28 pm

    Damn you, sir! They “plighted their troth,” and PLED is not a word!

  10. ChandlersGhost
    May 3rd, 2013 @ 4:59 pm

    I’m waiting for Lanker truthers to start oozing out of the universities.

  11. Mme Scherzo
    May 3rd, 2013 @ 4:59 pm

    Mr. Lanker-Simons was trying to prove his het creds?

  12. Christy Waters
    May 3rd, 2013 @ 5:30 pm

    After looking at their wedding photo, she may have married a feminized eunuch, but it bears no resemblance to a man. I’ve seen better suits at “The Friendly ‘Hood” thrift store… and I love the way “he’s” holding the bouquet, and his lipstick is the same shade as hers. My sense is that she wears the pants AND the strap on… Sorry, I couldn’t help myself.

  13. Mike G.
    May 3rd, 2013 @ 5:54 pm

    You’ll go to Hell for that one missy! j/k

  14. K-Bob
    May 3rd, 2013 @ 5:55 pm

    But OLED is an acronym.

    (No, wikipedia, I do not recognize “initialism” as a word. They’re all acronyms until I say otherwise.)

  15. Cube
    May 3rd, 2013 @ 5:56 pm

    Ya just had to go and say that last, didn’t ya? 🙂
    NOW I really do need the brain bleach.

  16. K-Bob
    May 3rd, 2013 @ 6:01 pm

    Alas, the hardcore computer geekdom has been taken over by HTML-and-smartphone goofballs who have to be told which end of the soldering iron is safe to touch, and what compilers do.

    We were all engineers once. Ballistics was something you studied for fun, and the Second Amendment was taken for granted as something so blindingly obvious as to need no defense.

  17. K-Bob
    May 3rd, 2013 @ 6:07 pm

    I still have the only first edition copy of the K&R book on C that my company had. Geeks were entirely different back then.

  18. K-Bob
    May 3rd, 2013 @ 6:08 pm

    I LOL’ed.

    I hate to LOL.

  19. Bob Belvedere
    May 3rd, 2013 @ 6:13 pm

    This beta-male husband gives Chubby Chasers a bad name. Poor Dan Collins.

  20. Quartermaster
    May 3rd, 2013 @ 6:13 pm

    If the BS meter is pegged, then science is not involved.

    Just sayin’

  21. Bob Belvedere
    May 3rd, 2013 @ 6:14 pm

    I forgive you for going there – it would have taken Job himself to resist.

  22. Bob Belvedere
    May 3rd, 2013 @ 6:15 pm

    At my age, LOL’ing is okay; it’s the ROTFLMAO that hurts.

  23. Finrod Felagund
    May 3rd, 2013 @ 6:43 pm

    Yep. Those of us who predate the September That Never Ended have a very different view of the Internet.

    The smartphone crowd would be completely gobsmacked if they knew that the forerunner of the modern Internet, ARPAnet, 1) was built and funded by the military, 2) was non-profit only.

  24. matthew w
    May 3rd, 2013 @ 8:05 pm

    No, the ultimate fright would have been their wedding night.

  25. Garym
    May 3rd, 2013 @ 9:43 pm

    Hee hee hee!!

  26. Friday Night Quick Hits | The Lonely Conservative
    May 3rd, 2013 @ 10:03 pm

    […] There’s something seriously wrong with a woman who will threaten herself with rape in order to make some sort of political point. But there’s something seriously right about mercilessly mocking that woman. […]

  27. Wombat_socho
    May 4th, 2013 @ 1:40 am

    He’s also had some interesting things to say about memetic warfare which more people on the Right need to be aware of.

  28. Dai Alanye
    May 4th, 2013 @ 1:44 am

    Today’s wit-winner.

  29. rmnixondeceased
    May 4th, 2013 @ 2:43 am

    What is brain bleach going for this year? Per litre, of course …

  30. Quartermaster
    May 4th, 2013 @ 8:26 am

    The way things are going here we’re going to need to order it by the tanker load.

  31. Quartermaster
    May 4th, 2013 @ 8:28 am

    He’s more like a Mu, or mayhaps even Omega. Beta is far too high.

  32. From Around the Blogroll « THE FIRST STREET JOURNAL.
    May 4th, 2013 @ 8:36 am

    […] Jeff. G. Heroically Resists […]

  33. Brian_Richard_Allen
    May 4th, 2013 @ 1:08 pm

    But “plead,” (pronounced PLED and the past tense of “plea” – as in, “he entered a plea,”) is!

  34. Sarah Wells
    May 4th, 2013 @ 8:18 pm

    Is, too.