Monday, August 07, 2017

Meme of the Week

It was close, but Liberals and the Military just managed to edge Moderate Arrow.

  1. 29.3% Liberals and the Military
  2. 28.8% Moderate Arrow
  3. 15.8% Star Trek: Disaster
  4. 14.1% Third Colossus
  5. 12.0% Alt Lite and Alt Right

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Anonymous Anonymous August 07, 2017 11:17 AM  

aren't fallen arches still a thing for military physicals?

Anonymous Dudemanhey August 07, 2017 11:23 AM  

I've been using the line that my grandpa couldn't serve because he had flat feet, and that seemed minor in comparison to being so mentally ill as having testicles but wanting to cut them off.

I get two basic reactions. 1) complete agreement. 2) being called a bigot, etc.

In my geographic area it is about 85/15 of former/latter.

Blogger Russ August 07, 2017 11:28 AM  

I voted for Moderate Arrow because I think it's one of the three most important things I've gotten out of this page (along with the SSH as a whole and encouraging me to think about rhetoric more closely). And it's one of the reasons that I tend to keep my mouth shut here- I don't really have anything to add and I am (by disposition, not sympathies) a moderate myself. And that's why the results of this poll are wrong-headed. Everyone with any sense knows that trans* are deeply disturbed people. Not enough people realize that the only the moderates are good for is filling space as the Overton window shifts. That meme needs to infect more minds.

Anonymous Dudemanhey August 07, 2017 11:39 AM  

@3 that's why I believe the winner is such a powerful meme - everyone w any sense does know that trans people are deeply disturbed and seeing the media champion them in such a ridiculous manner is winning converts. I anecdotally know of multiple former liberal/Democrat voters here in the rural south that support(ed) Trump for this exact type of issue.

Blogger Aaron Swenson August 07, 2017 11:39 AM  

Not that anything'd come of it...

Blogger wgmeisheid August 07, 2017 11:46 AM  

Glen Reynolds had a great line today:
"Scratch a lefty, and a Stasi informant bleeds."

Anonymous AB Tester August 07, 2017 11:50 AM  

With respect: too many words.

Anonymous Blaster August 07, 2017 12:33 PM  

Has anyone considered spending less time bashing cucks who call themselves moderates and more time recruiting moderate liberals or at least inspiring them to combat and undermine the SJWs?

Blogger Quilp August 07, 2017 12:37 PM  

Like Russ, I too voted for Moderate arrow. But the winner was my number 2. Liberals and Military is something everyone can agree with, everyone pretty much already understands, and is pretty specific. Moderate Arrow is much more general and may get people thinking about "moderate outcomes" with respect to many different issues. I guess it depends on the goals.

Blogger Unknown August 07, 2017 12:47 PM  

@8, No, none of us have ever tried that. We've never tried appealing to moderates with reasoned arguments and friendly approaches, only to see them revert each time to shooting our direction in the name of fairness and seeing both sides. We didn't go through that process multiple times with multiple moderates until we learned our lesson.

We just jumped straight to the conclusion that the only thing which gets through to them is emotional pain, because that's the kind of "bashing" jerks we are.

Blogger Aeroschmidt August 07, 2017 12:54 PM  

Less text, more funny.


Blogger Noah B. August 07, 2017 1:04 PM  

@8 Spending less time bashing cucks is a worthy goal.

Rhetorical killshots FTW.

Blogger Russ August 07, 2017 1:07 PM  

That makes sense. Keep bludgeoning them with the obvious insanity of their position until they change their minds, leave the field, or dig in to a new level of crazy.

Blogger cloom August 07, 2017 1:08 PM  

I think VD's words should have been added to the top of the meme: "Don't turn your back on a moderate" because I was slow at absorbing the picture until I read those words in the email down below it.

Blogger Russ August 07, 2017 1:11 PM  

Yeah, Liberals and the Military for general consumption. Moderate Arrow for an internal audience. I tend to think of rhetoric as only for those outside the circle, but that's not the case.

Anonymous Anonymous August 07, 2017 1:20 PM  

8. Blaster August 07, 2017 12:33 PM
Has anyone considered

you should get right on that, show us all how it's done.

fucking moron.

Anonymous Green Knight's Squire August 07, 2017 2:08 PM  

Ah yes, Memes.

Memes are a leftist idea.

C'mon we can do better...

" the Alt-Right repeatedly and loudly says that the Right is nothing but Cucks and “civic nationalists”, nothing but the Never-Trump establishment republicans, or libertarians promoting open borders, or free-traders perfectly willing to let gay men marry each other, or transvestites use the girl’s locker room at school.

The Alt-Right says it is the only option now that the Right has failed, the only hope now that Globalism is on the rise, and the only manly way to fight, now that civility and honesty has failed.

In fact, there is a clear alternative. The vast majority of the conservatives, the ones who are not Cuck Right and not Alt Right but Eternal Right."

Blogger Mr.MantraMan August 07, 2017 2:17 PM  

#17 man that was wordy, if only his brand of eternal conservatives could discredit and disqualify their "liberal foes."

But that ain't respectable so here we are.

Blogger Zeroh Tollrants August 07, 2017 2:18 PM  

My husband is much older than me, so he was the perfect age to go to Vietnam. He failed his medical check because he had a bad ulcer in his last 2 yrs of high school, even though he currently did not have an ulcer. This was the height of the draft, and he was a healthy, 6'1, 175lb man who played sports, and just missed a pro baseball team, and has an IQ over 140. They turned him down to go die in a rice paddy.

Anonymous patrick kelly August 07, 2017 2:24 PM  

"Blaster wrote:Has anyone considered spending less time bashing cucks who call themselves moderates and more time recruiting moderate liberals or at least inspiring them to combat and undermine the SJWs?"

You don't have to seek the ones who are "recruit-able", they will seek they will turn to the right and run fast as they can once enough of the red-pill has digested.

Anonymous Ominous Cowherd August 07, 2017 2:31 PM  

Blaster wrote:Has anyone considered spending less time bashing cucks ...

I'm sure that's a vital concern for most cucks. For decent people, not so much.

Anonymous Bobby Farr August 07, 2017 2:55 PM  

@8 Why would we want to do that? Unlike cucks, SJWs can be useful. Look at Google, CNN, academia, etc. SJWs are mentally unbalanced Manchurian candidates waiting for Trump to utter a few magic words that will unleash them in a whirlwind of fringe left rage that will discredit and destroy whatever institution they are embedded in. Attacking cucks is necessary to remove similarly self-destructive people from the right.

Blogger DonReynolds August 07, 2017 3:07 PM  

Zeroh Tollrants wrote:My husband is much older than me, so he was the perfect age to go to Vietnam. He failed his medical check because he had a bad ulcer in his last 2 yrs of high school, even though he currently did not have an ulcer. This was the height of the draft, and he was a healthy, 6'1, 175lb man who played sports, and just missed a pro baseball team, and has an IQ over 140. They turned him down to go die in a rice paddy.

The military is the biggest bureaucracy in the world and they are usually bureaucrats....that means they have the ability to swallow camels with a single gulp but they strain at gnats.

I was a very physical high school grad in 1970, played linebacker five years on a championship 4A team, had excellent grades in school, 5'11" and weighed 140 pounds, active outdoorsman and hunter...what was considered an above-average Redneck. I had been nominated to USMA by a former Navy admiral, Navy ROTC scholarship finalist, and nominated to the USAF Academy Prep School by Civil Air Patrol....where I was a pilot and a cadet Lt. Col. after four years.

I enlisted in the regular Army and was accepted. My PCPT scores were good enough that I signed Airborne acceptance papers while still in Basic Training. Then I was involved in a freak accident that injured my left knee and I ended up in the Army Hospital for a month. The first of those two weeks, I never saw a doctor because the one I was assigned had shipped out to VietNam. Once they discovered the mistake, they gave me a doctor who claimed he could not find my x-rays and in his opinion, there was no need to make new ones. He decided I had roughed up the back of my left kneecap when I fell and all I needed was to remove it and shave it smooth. Usually, that did not work and they ended up putting a plastic one in later, he added. My Dad became convinced I was not getting proper medical treatment and went to the Red Cross, who stopped my scheduled surgery twice. Then the Army doctors decided to give me a medical (Honorable) discharge, claiming it was a previous injury. My records were sent to the Medical Board in Washington and two weeks later, I was discharged. Those records included the file from my family doctor, showing that I had a football knee injury in the the other knee in the 8th grade. Somehow, nobody noticed that the right knee and the left knee were not the same knee.

While I was in the Army hospital, I got a letter from my local Draft Board ordering me to report for physical and induction. After I was discharged, I went to the local Draft Board (still on crutches) to update their information and was reclassified as 1S....prior service, still eligible for the draft. It stayed like that for five years, until they were closing all the Draft Boards, then they sent me a 4F classification.

Twenty years later, I was asked by the local VA rep why I did not have a disability benefit. I was injured in the line of duty while on active service. He persuaded me to make a claim. Now the Army claims I was given a discharge, not because of any injury, but because of cramps in my legs. (I never had cramps in my legs.) That is their story and they are sticking to it....even though they cannot explain how anyone gets a month in an Army hospital for cramps or how they twice scheduled surgery to remove the "cramp".

Blogger SouthRon August 07, 2017 3:34 PM  

John is an incredible writer and intellect. Quirky, but brilliant.

However, he should stick to writing fiction. That's one helluva piece of fantasy he's posted, redefining terms to his liking to be able to say the things he wants to say. If all you see is Alt-White, you have quite the case of polarized sight.

Remain noble Mr. Wright, you are needed in this fight and serve a definite purpose. We need noble stories of just victories of valiant fighters and virtuous maidens to inspire young men and women to cling to God and to do noble things.

What we don't need is Generals second guessing the choices made by their special operatives in the middle of ridiculous circumstances and calling them out for choices made in the heat of battle. We're gonna keep doing what we do best because it works.

Keep doing what you do best, because that works.

We all have a place and an office, but do not deign to tell me I am something other than what the Lord has made me nor what my gifts, calling, and actions need to be in this battle.

Blogger RoRo71 August 07, 2017 3:57 PM  

Sorry for talking about myself here.
Fresh from high school, I was denied for being 2 lbs underweight. I drank a gallon of water and ate a bushel of bananas for the next attempt, and barely made it to the bathroom after the weigh-in. A small price to pay to be able to join and fulfill a dream.
But to demand that the military fix one's sex life or gender problems or mental illness?
This would never have occurred to my then-17 yr old self who simply wanted to see the world, make things explode and hunt for targets to annihilate.
That's why recruits for the military are young, hotheaded lunatics.
Not a bunch of entitled crybullies.

Blogger Feather Blade August 07, 2017 5:22 PM  

((( bob kek mando ))) - ( You are Welcome ... to go back to the hell hole you came from ) wrote:aren't fallen arches still a thing for military physicals?

Second-hand and barely-remembered info from .mil relatives says "No".

Because they invented better army boots and/or orthopedic insoles.

Anonymous An Extremely Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than A Basket Of Twenty Deplorable Cents August 07, 2017 8:11 PM  


Take off that fedora, it looks ridiculous.

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