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Thursday, July 13, 2017

This is what you're missing

If you're still not signed up for the Daily Meme Wars. This is actually a modest improvement on today's Daily Meme, with an addition that unfortunately did not occur to me until after the daily mail went out to all 1,600 Meme Warriors.


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Blogger Ron Winkleheimer July 13, 2017 8:45 AM  

Never forget, journalists are dumb rich kids that couldn't get into law school.

I posted that on another blog and a lefty exclaimed, "That's class warfare! Conservatives shouldn't engage in class warefare!"

I thanked him for his concern regarding my principles.

Blogger YIH July 13, 2017 8:55 AM  

https://westernrifleshooters.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/deixlz6xsaa3suh.jpg

Blogger VD July 13, 2017 8:58 AM  

Never forget, journalists are dumb rich kids that couldn't get into law school.

Quoted and tweeted.

Blogger Vikki Wilson July 13, 2017 8:59 AM  

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Anonymous Mike Rock July 13, 2017 9:02 AM  

@1, Ron....What blog? That should be a fun read.
Thanks.
God bless

Blogger Ron Winkleheimer July 13, 2017 9:11 AM  

#5

Ann Althouse's, it was a couple of days back. I am not the original author of the statement, but I cannot remember where I read it first.

Blogger Ron Winkleheimer July 13, 2017 9:15 AM  

Furthering the discussion of dumb rich kids, does anyone believe that Mika Brysinski or Meghan McCain got their jobs because of the stellar IQs and perspicaciousness? Chris Cuoma?

Blogger Vikki Wilson July 13, 2017 9:18 AM  

Good concept but a little wordy, Editor.

Blogger Vikki Wilson July 13, 2017 9:20 AM  

My alma mater had scrawled on the toilet walls "x is a finishing school for rich kids."

Blogger Vikki Wilson July 13, 2017 9:25 AM  

Ron Winkleheimer wrote:Furthering the discussion of dumb rich kids, does anyone believe that Mika Brysinski or Meghan McCain got their jobs because of the stellar IQs and perspicaciousness? Chris Cuoma?

Now I can see those guys trying to copulate with a Russian basketball.

Blogger bosscauser July 13, 2017 9:30 AM  

Who could forget Chelsea nailing a six figure salary from NBC News fresh out of college?
Question is why didn't they just send her a check and not report to the office!

Gab.ai/GaryCauser

Blogger Fenris Wulf July 13, 2017 9:38 AM  

Trump as Bobby Fischer and Putin as Boris Spassky. And a fat SJW with press card screaming "YOU'RE DOING IT WRONG!!!"

Anonymous BBGKB July 13, 2017 9:42 AM  

shitlibs at the FEC meeting today are planning on going after everyone that doesn't toe the line about the RUSSIANS UNDER THE BED narrative

"The plan, set for discussion at Thursday’s FEC meeting, could open the door to political subpoenas targeting the websites, their editorial news decisions, and their owners, maybe even Matt Drudge and Alex Jones, according to an expert analysis....The FEC will decide at this Thursday’s meeting whether or not to investigate websites like the Drudge Report, Infowars, Breitbart, and others on the right for violating election spending rules by allowing advertising on their Facebook pages by Russian entities."

http://planetfreewill.com/infowars-breitbart-drudge-could-soon-face-an-fec-inquisition-over-russian-collusion/

Anonymous CarpeOro July 13, 2017 9:44 AM  

These days the song "Dirty Laundry" seems to be the universal theme song for the talking heads (I caught a brief glimpse of Krauthammer defying the odds on Fox News - he looks like death warmed over these days). Broadcast news has really become a wasteland these days.

Anonymous Mike Rock July 13, 2017 9:44 AM  

Ron W.,
Thanks! I went to grad school (Engineering) there in the early 70's and it was nuts THEN! Now, I live 30 miles SW of that place..... it's pure insanity there. But some good eats on State Street. Any law prof from there has to be liberal as can be.

God bless.

Anonymous Rocklea July 13, 2017 9:45 AM  

The Meme Wars are going to be fun. My phone now makes pleasing beeping noises when I get likes and retweets. I now have inkling of one of the causes of gambling addiction. Help. Is there a Twitterholics Anonymous?

Blogger Salt July 13, 2017 9:50 AM  

Saw the updated on GAB, so I used that one instead.

Blogger Stilicho July 13, 2017 9:53 AM  

Let them eat fake

Anonymous andon July 13, 2017 9:58 AM  

Who could forget Chelsea nailing a six figure salary from NBC News fresh out of college?

nothing crooked about that of course. im sure her "colleagues" loved her

Blogger Jack Ward July 13, 2017 10:02 AM  

So perfect it's scarey.

Anonymous BBGKB July 13, 2017 10:55 AM  

Who could forget Chelsea nailing a six figure salary from NBC News fresh out of college?

I have a nice Clinton Foundation bought a girls dress meme but the bigger deal was the foundation buying a state medical clinic complete with MRI & turning it into Chelsea's NYC whole floor apartment. Its where Crooked Eye went on her 911 collapse https://gab.ai/BGKB/posts/9764352

OT: when right wing deathboats turn out to be the USS CUCK

"When boats full of illegal migrants cross, our mission is to call the Libyan coastguard so that they can come and rescue them,"

THAT WILL WORK WELL.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4688712/Group-patrol-Mediterranean-stop-migrants-reaching-EU.html

Blogger OGRE July 13, 2017 11:08 AM  

Ron Winkleheimer wrote:Never forget, journalists are dumb rich kids that couldn't get into law school.



Way back when I was in undergrad, my roommate and I were tutors for other students. He was in chem and went on to get his PhD, I was in economics and philosophy and eventually got my JD. I ended up banging one of the girls I was tutoring in econ, and the three of us were hanging out at our house.

The topic of conversation turned to the dumbest students we had come across in our tutoring, and we noted that the worst were all journalism majors. The girl took offense, as she declared "Thats my major!" I attempted to backtrack "Well journalism might not be the worst, sociology majors are pretty dumb too."

That made it worse. "Thats my minor!!" she cried.

Another journalism student couldn't do basic math. I was tutoring her for an intro to macro economics course, and they were looking at money multipliers. The girl couldn't divide by .10. I mean really, its just moving a decimal point, but she couldn't pick it up. I don't know how some of them even got into college.

Blogger Ron Winkleheimer July 13, 2017 11:27 AM  

The girl couldn't divide by .10.

And yet she probably thought she was way smarter than a carpenter or machinist or electrician who didn't go to college.

Anonymous NeAl July 13, 2017 11:31 AM  

following that meme about CNN and the JQ, how about a book called:

SJWs Always Hide (Secretive Jewish Westerns Always Hide) and have all the meme pictures with J over-representation in CNN, other media outlets, banking (like that one CNN meme did).

It's one thing to say a certain minority controls a majority of our institutions but quite another eye-opening thing seeing it laid out in picture memes.

They should be proud of their influence, but yet want to hide this.

Blogger Student in Blue July 13, 2017 11:52 AM  

following that meme about CNN and the JQ, how about a book called:

Go make it then.

Don't let your dreams be dreams. Just do it.

Anonymous Olorin July 13, 2017 11:52 AM  

Is it true as it says on Infogalatic that the term "meme" was created by Richard Dawkins ? And whats the deal with Susuan Blackmore and memetics.

Am I alone in finding it a little ironic that a phenomena first identified by two atheists would become the preferred weapon of their enemy...

Blogger Markku July 13, 2017 12:00 PM  

Yes, it's true. I even remember when Dawkins first invented meme. I thought, that's really dumb.

Blogger Markku July 13, 2017 12:04 PM  

I also remember having been first accused by an atheist for propagating a meme, back when that was a BAD thing.

Blogger Michael Neal July 13, 2017 12:05 PM  

This Russian conspiracy stuff is like the red scare on LSD

Blogger Noah B The Savage Gardener July 13, 2017 12:07 PM  

@21 If a school of sharks isn't following your rescue boat, you're doing it wrong.

Anonymous Rusty Fife July 13, 2017 12:09 PM  

Olorin wrote:Is it true as it says on Infogalatic that the term "meme" was created by Richard Dawkins ? And whats the deal with Susuan Blackmore and memetics.

Am I alone in finding it a little ironic that a phenomena first identified by two atheists would become the preferred weapon of their enemy...


False. The preferred weapon is the pyre for heretics; or rainbow leis in BGKB's case. However, we accept the challenge of using the enemy's weapons against them.

Blogger Markku July 13, 2017 12:12 PM  

Meme, as Dawkins meant it, is like a talking point or a rumour; you hear it and then repeat it, without having really researched or analyzed it.

Blogger Sam July 13, 2017 12:19 PM  

@32
He wanted to apply biological evolution to ideas, so the idea is some ideas have traits that make them more likely to become popular so eventually you get an environment filled with ideas that are filled with features that appeal to people. He was probably thinking of religion, but liberalism is an exceptionally obvious fit. Islam, Christianity and Buddhism took centuries to spread while the latest in progressiveness rolls over in mere years.

The fundamental problem is that he ignores status and fashion; that is to say the content of many ideas is meaningless.

Blogger Markku July 13, 2017 12:26 PM  

Yes, a particular religion would be one of the biggest and most complex memes, but most memes would be simple, like how to give a stock response to the current, hot political argument. "Muh Russia!" would be a GENUINE Dawkinsian meme.

Anonymous CoolHand July 13, 2017 12:28 PM  

This is now two days in a row that I've not gotten the Daily Meme email, and I did not get the last Castalia House Book Club email either. In fact, now that I think about it, I've only ever gotten one (1) email from each of those lists, the very first one from each, and none since.

There are no spam blocks on my end server wise, and I'm sure they aren't getting shunted to local spam folders either (that's not an assumption, I've checked).

You guys may want to check to make sure you haven't been added to one or more rolling black lists by some enterprising SJW IT goon.

I've had my domains land on RBL's more than once, even though I have never sent a mass email in my entire business or personal existence, so it is entirely possible to be on one for no good reason.

Anyway, whatever the cause, not all of your emails are getting delivered, which is a bad thing that bears investigation (and I'm not the only one who's had this issue, I've seen several others in the comments over the last several days.)

Anonymous BluePony July 13, 2017 12:29 PM  

"He was probably thinking of religion"

Actually, in "The Selfish Gene" he covers catchphrases, jingles and even the ways people built and made things in previous centuries.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash July 13, 2017 12:39 PM  

Rocklea wrote:Help. Is there a Twitterholics Anonymous?
Don't worry, they'll shadowban you soon enough.

Anonymous Michael Maier July 13, 2017 12:39 PM  

Yeah, I got the sign-up confirmation for MEME WARS and nothing after. Nothing in my SPAM folder, either.

Blogger VD July 13, 2017 12:42 PM  

re: missing emails.

There is nothing to investigate on our end. We get a report of bounces and unsubscribes, and there have been virtually none of either. If you use Yahoo or Gmail, CHECK YOUR SOCIAL FOLDER. More often than not, the "missing" emails are found there.

But there is literally nothing we can do.

Blogger John Williams July 13, 2017 12:43 PM  

@Olorin,
Am I alone in finding it a little ironic that a phenomena first identified by two atheists would become the preferred weapon of their enemy...
That's why SJW's are collectively referred to s VFM #0. Unintentionally, they all serve The Dark Lord.

Blogger Markku July 13, 2017 12:45 PM  

Many private email servers (read: not gmail) simply delete any mass emails without even putting them in spam folder. If this is happening to you, then the only thing you can do is to get a gmail address and use that.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash July 13, 2017 12:47 PM  

bosscauser wrote:Question is why didn't they just send her a check and not report to the office!
What on Earth makes you think they didn't?

NeAl wrote:how about a book called:

SJWs Always Hide (Secretive Jewish Westerns Always Hide)

Go to it, lad!
The price of having a good idea is doing it yourself.

Blogger Happy LP9 July 13, 2017 1:00 PM  

I cracked up laughing, I am so enjoying gabbing these.

Blogger Happy LP9 July 13, 2017 1:01 PM  

Outlook receives memewar notices without problem

Blogger Michael Neal July 13, 2017 1:04 PM  

on gmail it's showing up in my "promotions" folder

Blogger Cetera July 13, 2017 1:04 PM  

I have a few suggestions for the meme war, or at least observations that I don't like or disagree with. Feel free to adopt, or ignore, as you see fit.

1. They are too wordy, too verbose. They need to be spicier, more zingers, less dialectic.
2. Terrible fonts. Need to use a sans font, and I don't like the yellow. I think we should go for clean and simple, white block sans fonts outlined in black.

Today's meme without the speech bubble just falls flat to me. The speech box adds so much, getting right to the point, contrasting with the red font, sticking the knife in. You don't have to use a train of thought to get to the funny. It mocks them directly, not indirectly.

Subtly doesn't seem to work well with memes. Hit 'em between the eyes, targeting the funny bone. I'm thinking of "oh, snap!" moments, not intellectual persuasion. You can't make a deep, intellectual argument via a meme. Hit 'em emotionally, trigger them, get ascent from our side, and when it leads to further thought, awesome!

Anonymous malcolm July 13, 2017 1:27 PM  

I thought this meme was particularly effective: https://twitter.com/realDancingIpod/status/882718668802580480

It is the scene from the Shakespeare play where the president Trump look-alike is stabbed to death. The head of of "Julius Caesar" has been replaced by the CNN logo.

This is particularly effective because it is a clash of two narratives. CNN has already said that Trump body slamming CNN was a threat to CNN. If so, killing CNN must be an even bigger threat.

On the other hand, when the Right complained about the depiction of the killing of Trump in the play, they were told by CNN and others that it was not a threat to Trump, it was just artistic expression, etc. If so, they shouldn't have a problem with a depiction of CNN being assassinated.

Anonymous gxg July 13, 2017 1:44 PM  

I thought this meme was particularly effective...the scene from the Shakespeare play where the president Trump look-alike is stabbed to death.

So true. Especially about the clash of two narratives. It's got me thinking of other image-possibilities, like ones showing average-American Trump-supporters getting pelted/peppersprayed/bloodied by violent leftists. Replace the average American's head with CNN, and there's the beginning of a good meme. I'm a novice in the meme department, but I'm going to see what I can find/create.

Lots of great inspiration here.

Blogger Cail Corishev July 13, 2017 1:46 PM  

A suggestion for meme creators and sharers: in addition to social media, upload your memes to a few image hosting sites. Some of those will display new images in the sidebar for a while, so that may catch some more eyes. Also, the more places an image exists, the better chance of it coming up in Google Image searches and the like. Some of the sites allow anonymous uploads, if you come up with something too dank to share as yourself. Search the web for "free anonymous image hosting" to find useful sites for the purpose.

Anonymous patrick kelly July 13, 2017 1:52 PM  

Ah great, I had no reason to log into twitter for a long time now, and you give me work to do there.

FWIW my email server spam filter seems to be smart enough to know if I responded to an address it's probably legit.

Anonymous CoolHand July 13, 2017 1:53 PM  

VD wrote:re: missing emails.

There is nothing to investigate on our end. We get a report of bounces and unsubscribes, and there have been virtually none of either.
...
But there is literally nothing we can do.


You can investigate if your domain has been added to the various RBL's that ISP's use to cull spam before it is even sorted to mailboxes. It is very easy to get put onto these things, and sometimes very difficult to get off them, and if you ARE on one, your emails WON'T BOUNCE BACK, they just disappear into the ether.

We can thank Apple for that one. They started to just nuke emails with no bounce messages, and no indication to anyone that it was ever sent, received, or anything. Total memory hole treatment.

Now many companies are doing the same thing, so just not getting bounced messages is no longer a symptom of success.

Markku wrote:Many private email servers (read: not gmail) simply delete any mass emails without even putting them in spam folder. If this is happening to you, then the only thing you can do is to get a gmail address and use that.

I'm on a private server, but since I'm the one configuring it, I get to decide how spam is handled, and I have chosen to have it all delivered, even the stuff that would be flagged by an RBL, specifically because false positives are getting to be more common.

If the server on my end thinks it's spam, it marks the message in the subject, but still delivers it.

If your emails are getting eaten by an ISP between your sending server and my receiving server, there's nothing that I the user can do to help, you'll have to call and plead your case with each ISP individually, once you've figured out which RBL is eating your messages (which I have had to do a couple of times, AT&T put my domain on their internal RBL for some inexplicable reason, which made me unable to communicate with customers in half a dozen southern and mid-western states, and Google did the same a couple of years later, nobody had any explanation as to why).

It's not THAT much work to check, and it'd be a damned shame for many of your meme army to be cut out of the loop by some SJW jackwagon in a dingy basement IT office somewhere.

Not to mention that your Castalia list is not very useful as a marketing vehicle if you're not getting the message in front of the customer in the first place.

Blogger Rye Protagonist July 13, 2017 1:56 PM  

After you subscribed, did you get your confirmation email? If you didn't reply to it and confirm you aren't a bot, that could be your trouble...

Anonymous CoolHand July 13, 2017 2:01 PM  

Should have added:

It is what it is though. If you guys can't do anything about it, and I can't do anything about it, I'll just come here every day to pick up the freshest memes.

As Everett's horrible wife in O Brother Where Art Thou? said, "I've said my piece and counted to three.", so I won't bitch about the email thing anymore.

Thanks Vox and Markku for setting the whole deal up in the first place.

Blogger Markku July 13, 2017 2:02 PM  

You can investigate if your domain has been added to the various RBL's that ISP's use to cull spam before it is even sorted to mailboxes.

There IS no domain. There is no connection with this to Castalia House. We're using a popular mass mailing service.

Anonymous CoolHand July 13, 2017 2:05 PM  

Rye Protagonist wrote:After you subscribed, did you get your confirmation email? If you didn't reply to it and confirm you aren't a bot, that could be your trouble...

I got that one, and clicked the activation link as instructed.

In fact, I got the first mass email as well, just none of the subsequent ones.

It's not the end of the world, just wanted to try and help fix the problem if possible. Just might not be possible.

Anonymous CoolHand July 13, 2017 2:07 PM  

Markku wrote:You can investigate if your domain has been added to the various RBL's that ISP's use to cull spam before it is even sorted to mailboxes.

There IS no domain. There is no connection with this to Castalia House. We're using a popular mass mailing service.


Ahhhhhh, so it's THEIR issue to investigate then, making you all pretty much SOL.

Sorry man, just trying to help.

Blogger Markku July 13, 2017 2:08 PM  

If you got the first one, you can check the headers yourself to see that there is nothing there to blacklist, unless you're going to blacklist the biggest mail service in the world. You could also try whitelisting based on the header information.

Blogger VD July 13, 2017 2:11 PM  

It is what it is though. If you guys can't do anything about it, and I can't do anything about it, I'll just come here every day to pick up the freshest memes.

All you need to do is follow my Twitter account. The daily meme goes there first, even before the email goes out, because the email contains a link to the tweet containing the meme. Of course, this week it is on an alternate account, because I'm still in Twitter jail for another five days.

Blogger Markku July 13, 2017 2:27 PM  

The value offered by such services (and they're pretty damned expensive) is precisely in the fact that they do what they can to keep themselves out of any blacklists. That's why there's first the email confirmation process, and then an "I'm not a robot" test. It would be very difficult to argue that after you've gone through that, the emails you get are still unsolicited.

However, there are a few things that no such service can address. One is the challenge-response method that an email receiving server can put on, which automatically rejects the first transmission attempt and then sees if there is a retransmission. If there is, it accepts the email. It would be dishonest for a mass mailing service to try to get around that check, because it is precisely the difference between a mass email and an individual email, that the latter is attempted several times.

Anonymous FP July 13, 2017 2:28 PM  

Ron Winkleheimer wrote:#5

Ann Althouse's, it was a couple of days back. I am not the original author of the statement, but I cannot remember where I read it first.


Heh, Althouse is the perfect example of boomer insanity. She hits her golden years, gets scared about lefty nonsense there in Wisconsin but she still really wishes her gay son could get married.

The blow up on her blog a few years ago over gay marriage and abortion rights was hilarious reading in the comments. A so called lawyer/professor who argues that gay marriage is legit but polyamory should be illegal because it does not economically benefit women.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash July 13, 2017 2:44 PM  

Althouse is intentionally stupid. Like an awful lot of women, actually.

Blogger SirHamster July 13, 2017 3:36 PM  

Olorin wrote:Am I alone in finding it a little ironic that a phenomena first identified by two atheists would become the preferred weapon of their enemy...

All your meme is belong to us.

CoolHand wrote:This is now two days in a row that I've not gotten the Daily Meme email, and I did not get the last Castalia House Book Club email either. In fact, now that I think about it, I've only ever gotten one (1) email from each of those lists, the very first one from each, and none since.



I had the same problem as you. Subscribed, got first email, confirmed and saw confirmation page with that address, and yet did not get the next day's meme.

On a lark, I re-confirmed the sub confirm email yesterday, and I got today's meme. That only takes a few moments and is worth a shot.

But good to know that we can always just get it direct from VD's twitter.

Blogger Fenris Wulf July 13, 2017 8:04 PM  

Markku wrote:Meme, as Dawkins meant it, is like a talking point or a rumour; you hear it and then repeat it, without having really researched or analyzed it.
I remember when the term "meme" was used by the Left to imply that right-wing arguments are the equivalent of disease pathogens and are not free speech. "Meme" is itself a meme. Then the Right embraced the term and transformed it.

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