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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Where all the harassment is above average

The Man From Lake Woebegon has fallen:
Garrison Keillor, the former host of "A Prairie Home Companion," said Wednesday he Citing "inappropriate behavior with an individual who worked with him," Minnesota Public Radio has terminated its relationship with Garrison Keillor, the former host of "A Prairie Home Companion" who helped build MPR into a national powerhouse.

Keillor told The Associated Press that he was fired over "a story that I think is more interesting and more complicated than the version MPR heard."

He didn't give details of the allegation.

Keillor retired last year from his longtime radio show, but still produced "The Writer's Almanac" for syndication.

In a statement, MPR said it was notified last month of the allegations, "which relate to Mr. Keillor's conduct while he was responsible for the production of A Prairie Home Companion (APHC). MPR President Jon McTaggart immediately informed the MPR Board Chair, and a special Board committee was appointed to provide oversight and ongoing counsel. In addition, MPR retained an outside law firm to conduct an independent investigation of the allegations. Based on what we currently know, there are no similar allegations involving other staff. The attorney leading the independent investigation has been conducting interviews and reviewing documents, and the investigation is still ongoing. We encourage anyone with additional information to call our confidential hotline 1-877-767-7781."

MPR and its parent company, St. Paul-based American Public Media (APM) said it will:

• Change the name of "Prairie Home," which is now hosted by Chris Thile.

• End distribution and broadcast of "Writer's Almanac" and rebroadcasts of old Keillor-hosted "Prairie Home" shows.

• Separate itself from the Pretty Good Goods online catalog, which sells Keillor merchandise, and the PrairieHome.org website.

Coincidentally, Keillor wrote a column for the Washington Post this week defending Sen. Al Franken amid calls for his resignation after a report of sexual harassment.
Beautiful. Simply beautiful. What a lovely end to a career of a talented man who was crippled by his lack of integrity and his inability to accept the faith of his fathers.

UPDATE: Burn, Hollywood, burn!

The Flash and Supergirl producers Warner Bros. Television has cut all ties with Andrew Kreisberg following sexual harassment claims from multiple women involving the showrunner. Kreisberg, who executive produced The CW's DC Comics-inspired dramas Supergirl, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow and Arrow, was suspended by WBTV weeks ago following multiple allegations of sexual harassment. The studio launched an internal investigation into the accusations. Kreisberg has now been terminated from all four series, as well as CW Seed's Vixen, and has lost his overall deal with the studio.

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163 Comments:

Blogger resborzage November 29, 2017 12:45 PM  

He is and has always been a scumbag. Talent...hah! My dog has more talent.

Blogger S'mon November 29, 2017 12:45 PM  

That's truly hilarious.

Blogger DAMN SON November 29, 2017 12:45 PM  

it's been a rapey week in lake wobegon, my hometown

Anonymous Brick Hardslab November 29, 2017 12:50 PM  

Now where will all the above average children go?

Blogger Salt November 29, 2017 12:54 PM  

I'm going to miss 2017. Luckily we still have December to go. The comedy has been rich beyond all wonders.

Anonymous Looking Glass November 29, 2017 12:56 PM  

I know a lot of people loved the show, but I always found it trite and boring. And Keilor always struck me as a schmuck and the gamma dripped off him.

Blogger Ron Winkleheimer November 29, 2017 12:57 PM  

So much winning, still not tired.

Anonymous Takin' A Look November 29, 2017 12:57 PM  

(Deep Breath).....

Bhu-wha-hahahahahahahaaaaaaaa!

And right after he did a piece for the Bezos rag defending Al Frankenstein.

Words of the day via /pol "meanwhile, from the shores of Lake Hoebequiet"

Blogger Shimshon November 29, 2017 12:57 PM  

Still not tired.

Anonymous Gen. Kong November 29, 2017 12:59 PM  

Might as well repeat it here:

Schadenfreude biscuits! They're tasty and expeditious! At you local grocer in the brown-paper bag with stains - indicating freshness.

Blogger Gordon November 29, 2017 12:59 PM  

Our avuncular, taxpayer-subsidized Bard of the Prairie. He wanted to spend more time with his bookstore, apparently. As those who worked with him would invariably report, he was obsequious to those over him, tyrannical to those beneath.

Anonymous Critically Bent November 29, 2017 1:01 PM  

What kind of identitarian are you? Can't you support your fellow Minniesotans!

Anonymous patrick kelly November 29, 2017 1:04 PM  

I was thoroughly entertained while he was host of APHC, although the nature of the show subtly changed over the years . His successor not so much and not so subtle.

Blogger Jeffrey Quick November 29, 2017 1:04 PM  

So just what was he doing for MPR, given that it appears Writers Almanac is a separate production?
Lutherans were as much into witch-burnings as Catholic were, so I'm not surprised to see one in Lake Wobegon. I don't approve, but I didn't and can't set the rules. But I sniggered half to death. Congressdritters are expendible, particularly half-dead ones like Conyers. But for a cultural icon like Keillor to be taken down has got to sting.

Anonymous Just another commenter November 29, 2017 1:05 PM  

I don't know. The "Dead pool" for the next liberal icon to be cast down has too many names in it to make any sort of logical betting, and as much as I'd like to I cannot afford to put money on "all of the above." I'm sure there will be a (hopefully small) handful left standing after the purge is complete....

And it does look like a purge - so many, so fast, such big names, so many corporations. The only thing I know that's close is something literally out of Stalinist Russia, or Mao's China. It would be interesting, and perhaps terrifying, to know what's really going on in the back rooms that have brought all this about. What's up next? how desperate? How much money? How much blackmail?

In the meantime... what pretty much everyone above said- bwa-hah-ha-ha!!

The God Emperor - the gift that keeps on giving!

Anonymous TheSmokingMan#3424 November 29, 2017 1:05 PM  

I imagine his inappropriateness included other minnie's so perhaps this in an intra-tribal struggle

Blogger VD November 29, 2017 1:06 PM  

Talent...hah! My dog has more talent.

Untrue. He is a wonderfully descriptive writer and and an amazingly detailed observer. He should have been a historian.

Blogger James Dixon November 29, 2017 1:07 PM  

> Talent...hah! My dog has more talent.

All dogs are above average in talent.

> I know a lot of people loved the show, but I always found it trite and boring.

Pretty much, yeah. It was OK in small doses, but got old quickly.

Blogger Ben Cohen November 29, 2017 1:07 PM  

Hillary laid the new rules down when she said all accusers deserved to be believed.

Blogger Gordon November 29, 2017 1:14 PM  

Vox is right, he is talented. I never got the show, but tastes differ. It was an opportunity for liberals to pretend they liked country music, but you know, real country, not that Nashville crap.

I like to pick out the curious regional differences in Minnesota folks, just like Keillor. But he can describe them in a charming, funny and non-offensive way.

Blogger Desdichado November 29, 2017 1:19 PM  

VD wrote:Untrue. He is a wonderfully descriptive writer and and an amazingly detailed observer. He should have been a historian.
He is, however, a remarkably unattractive man, and therefore breaks the first two laws of avoiding sexual harassment: 1) Be attractive, and 2) Don't be unattractive.

I can barely imagine what kind of bottom-feeding troglodyte would possibly welcome sexual attention of even the most muted kind from this blobfish.

Blogger James Dixon November 29, 2017 1:20 PM  

> But he can describe them in a charming, funny and non-offensive way.

Must be a matter of taste. I found the dripping condescension in his voice more than a little offensive myself. Sure, he tried to make it funny, but for me that actually made it worse.

Anonymous A Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents November 29, 2017 1:20 PM  

Now he can return to Denmark and finally write his great book.
Win-Win!

Anonymous E Deploribus Unum November 29, 2017 1:25 PM  

They're coming 2-3 a day now. It's a fun ride, but I have a feeling this will not end well. More anti-male sentiment, more laws, more codes of conduct, more incomprehensible (and unfollowable) prescriptions for interpersonal workplace conduct, more micro-policing from your fellow employees and HR. That's always the Left's solution, and it seems like they're the ones cleaning house.

Blogger pnq8787 November 29, 2017 1:25 PM  

The previous commenter who said that Garrison Keillor was dripping Gamma was spot on. I always felt that that his show was full of smug condescension toward the people it caricatured. Good riddance to him.

Anonymous Brick Hardslab November 29, 2017 1:27 PM  

@17 Vox, maybe his dog can juggle.

Blogger pyrrhus November 29, 2017 1:30 PM  

I thought the show was often a little trite and condescending, but Keillor did have solid ability as a writer, which became perverted because of his gamma status.

Blogger S. Thermite November 29, 2017 1:31 PM  

Raped ‘er? He almost Keillor!

Blogger Pwl47 November 29, 2017 1:31 PM  

Could this be "the bridge too far" for Liberals? He was universally loved by most leftists.

Blogger Jeffrey Quick November 29, 2017 1:32 PM  

Star and Sickle answered my question--Almanac was their thing, and it's done, as are old syndicated shows. They've disconnected from the store. AND they're changing the name of Prairie Home Companion. So it's scorched earth. It's as if they were punishing themselves for ever liking Keillor. Remarkably psycho.

Anonymous Magna Carta November 29, 2017 1:33 PM  

@21 Desdichado wrote: "...two laws of avoiding sexual harassment: 1) Be attractive, and 2) Don't be unattractive."

haha! There's a 3rd law: 3) Don't be male.

Anonymous Looking Glass November 29, 2017 1:33 PM  

@25 pnq8787

The show is much more of a Midwest thing or NPR enclaves. APHC was a big deal, but if you didn't grow up on it, it just wasn't that interesting after the first few times. So part of it was an acquired taste.

However, I do have to back up VD. Keillor has talent. He's also a Gamma and I always found him off-putting, even before I ever heard of the term Gamma. He really was a coastal Progressive that happened to grow up in a different place and we stuck between them.

On the bigger picture, expect everyone in the Media that is on the Left and not either really attractive or a pure Alpha to go down. And I do mean everyone.

Related to that, I think we need to give the Feminists a different type of flak. They do, actually, live in a "rape culture", but it's the world they created for themselves. Most of the rest of the world living in "normie" culture are getting tarred because Feminists attract low-life rapists to them.

Blogger lowercaseb November 29, 2017 1:33 PM  

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Blogger Were-Puppy November 29, 2017 1:40 PM  

@19 Ben Cohen
Hillary laid the new rules down when she said all accusers deserved to be believed.
--

Hillaroid is also the one who ranted "I'll get that f*cking Lauer Fired!" after he asked her about her email server.

Blogger lowercaseb November 29, 2017 1:40 PM  

VD wrote:NPR and its parent company, St. Paul-based American Public Media (APM) said it will:

• Change the name of "Prairie Home," which is now hosted by Chris Thile.
• End distribution and broadcast of "Writer's Almanac" and rebroadcasts of old Keillor-hosted "Prairie Home" shows.
• Separate itself from the Pretty Good Goods online catalog, which sells Keillor merchandise, and the PrairieHome.org website



Dayorder NPR 2017.11.30 ++ungood. Ref unperson. rewrite fullwise.

Blogger Were-Puppy November 29, 2017 1:43 PM  

Is there a possibility that all of this might end up getting women out of the workplace?

Right now it seems they are going to try and get all males out of the workplace.

Anonymous JAG November 29, 2017 1:44 PM  

OT: More winning on the NFL front

http://www.breitbart.com/sports/2017/11/28/much-like-television-ratings-nfl-merchandise-sales-plummet-to-new-lows/

Anonymous Brick Hardslab November 29, 2017 1:46 PM  

What's next all the groupies who've had to do the drummer to get to the lead singer? Or worse yet what if she had to do a roadie?

Anonymous TheTruthIsNotAcceptable November 29, 2017 1:47 PM  

Poor Garrison, his woe will not be gone.

Anonymous JAG November 29, 2017 1:47 PM  

Were-Puppy wrote:Is there a possibility that all of this might end up getting women out of the workplace?

Right now it seems they are going to try and get all males out of the workplace.


At the very least it should pave the way for business models with nothing but straight, White males. In this way, females, minorities, and gays won't have anything to fear since they won't be hired to work there. No racism, sexism, or homophobia!

Anonymous Precious November 29, 2017 1:48 PM  

Rumor has it that the woman Garrison Keillor was "inappropriate" with is...above average, and, thus, out of his league.

Blogger VD November 29, 2017 1:49 PM  

haha! There's a 3rd law: 3) Don't be male.

You completely missed the point.

Blogger R.G. Camara November 29, 2017 1:51 PM  

Keillor always struck me as a big phony. He moved to NYC while extolling the virtues of hearty Midwestern living on his radio show. He extolled traditional family/community while being married three times (and having a fourth long-term relationship). He was nominally Christian while adhering to Christianity only so far as it justified his politics.

He was there during a time when soft-hearted lefties believed that flyover country was worth a dang and that the country white folk were all really left-wing but just cowed into fear/ignorance by evil Republicans. He appealed to the type of Henry Fonda-John Ford type lefties who still loved rural Americana and still felt a twinge of patriotism for the flag--civil nationalistic believers of the left-wing set.

However, these days the left-wing set has given up on flyover country and written them off as Nazis/evil. Thus Keillor is no longer necessary to them, and is in fact a danger, as he seems to like those evil nazi hillbillies somehow. He was expendable.

Blogger B.J. November 29, 2017 1:54 PM  

Geez, it's pretty sad that they can just click a few buttons and erase your entire legacy like that.

Anonymous Philalethes November 29, 2017 1:59 PM  

@15 Just another commenter: It would be interesting, and perhaps terrifying, to know what's really going on in the back rooms that have brought all this about.

I kind of doubt it's really a coordinated program – or, if it so began, it's gotten (predictably, though not in the mind, such as it is, of the "Progressives") out of control. It looks to me more and more like a field day for hypergamic hysteria (iow the "back rooms" of the female mind) compounded by the female herding instinct. Every woman who's ever felt resentful at not getting the attention she deserves from an Alpha male (including "situational" Alphas such as Keillor) can now get her revenge.

I really can't see that anybody on the Left would want to destroy Keillor for political reasons. There's hardly any figure more iconic and beloved to the leftist "liberal" intellectual class.

I was a regular listener to PHC for about a decade, and enjoyed much of it, though Keillor could be truly nauseating when he strayed into political opinionating (doubtless 99% of his audience lapped it up). His love life has not been smooth sailing – in particular, his pursuit and eventual marriage with a Danish woman he knew in high school, of which he made a somewhat embarrassing public spectacle on the show. And the marriage lasted only five years.

He is, of course, like all "liberal" (and most "conservative") males, totally clueless on the true character of female psychology; so it's not surprising to learn that he managed to "offend" some female with what was probably an unforgivably awkward approach (hypergamy is nothing if not unforgiving).

So, will Garrison Keillor be red-pilled by this experience? He's not stupid; but I'm not holding my breath. Though apparently he hasn't obsequiously apologized – yet.

Blogger James November 29, 2017 2:03 PM  

Prairie Home Companion was considered drolly amusing by those that were fans. I would think that most of those fans were of leftist political orientation, given Keillor's political orientation. And I think leftist because of the smug, condescending, intellectual nature of what passed for humor on the show. Keillor's face also epitomized the liberal nature of his thought. An expressionless visage which seemed to indicate he felt his humor could only be appreciated by those that were superior to the masses. I agree that the scripts were well-written, but the most I was able to generate for some of his bits was maybe a slight upturn of my lips into a brief smile, or possibly a mild chortle.

Blogger lowercaseb November 29, 2017 2:03 PM  

Philalethes wrote:So, will Garrison Keillor be red-pilled by this experience? He's not stupid; but I'm not holding my breath. Though apparently he hasn't obsequiously apologized – yet.

If he is red-pilled, he will probably keep his mouth shut about it until the tide turns enough for him to pile on safely. Like you said, he's not stupid...he knows his audience. He's got FU money and can wait out the storm.

Blogger Koanic November 29, 2017 2:05 PM  

Glad I am to see this false prophet of nice grovel beneath the stiletto of his own construction. Hit your high notes in Hell, where no one needs an almanac and the only snowflake is you.

Anonymous A Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents November 29, 2017 2:09 PM  

@29
Could this be "the bridge too far" for Liberals? He was universally loved by most leftists.

Mostly Boomertards and some GenX, all of them white.
As far as the Donna Brazillas are concerned, he's expendable.

Something worth watching is who replaces these guys. The feminist ragemachine is taking them out, but who is taking their place? If Matt Lauer gets replaced with some broad from (((The View))) that will be a clue to real motive. Just one example.

I expect a lot of women and colored people to move up in NPR as the defenestrations of white men and even (((white men))) continues.

Blogger Desdichado November 29, 2017 2:11 PM  

Magna Carta wrote:haha! There's a 3rd law: 3) Don't be male.
Actually; you're right. There are three laws. I had forgotten one. But you've kinda missed the point. Being male is fine. Being male is in fact highly desirable. Just don't be one that women don't like.

http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/sexual-harassment/2751966?snl=1

Blogger Andrea Ostrov Letania November 29, 2017 2:14 PM  

This guy got fired for his creed. I thought the Constitution said 'no discrimination based on creed'.

https://goyfundme.com/projects/hovater-support-fund/

Now, if someone complains that a company has hired a Zionist imperialist, BLM thug, or a communist, can that company fire that person based on those creed-entials alone?

Would ACLU let it pass? I don't think so.

The big struggle of patriots must be banning the firing of people based on creed.

After all, wasn't the beef about McCarthyism that some writers, teachers, and folk singers were blacklisted because of their Stalinism?

Liberals said we must stand with the right of even Stalinists to work. So, why the silence from all quarters about the firing and blacklisting of people based on CREED, meaning belief, ideology, or conviction?

Alt Right must lead the Civil Rights Movement for the Freedom of Creed in the Workplace.

McCarthowiczism is not okay.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan November 29, 2017 2:15 PM  

What Camara said, and I will add the Left is little but a bitchfest.

Anonymous A Most Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Deplorable Cents November 29, 2017 2:16 PM  

@32 Looking Glass
The show is much more of a Midwest thing or NPR enclaves. APHC was a big deal, but if you didn't grow up on it, it just wasn't that interesting after the first few times. So part of it was an acquired taste.


Sitting around Sunday with a couple of Silents and a bunch of Boomertards and some GenX, listening to their golf-clap polite laughter, "oh, a Proustian reference, how droll!" fake intellectualism and the moo-cow voice of Keillor as he drooled contempt onto the ordinary people is not one of my fave memories.

Keillor is one of the Cloud People. His audience consisted of SWPL libtards who aspired to be Cloud People, who really did believe that all their children were above average and if Head Start was fully funded then all other children would be also. I doubt he really ate lutefisk with ordinary people at the Lutheran church hall, either. Another fake populist.

I'll take you and VD at your word on Keillor's writing. The few articles of his I ever attempted to read were so pompous and full of gamma Secret King pretentiousness I could never finish them. I can't have an informed opinion because I can't stand his writing.

Blogger Jonathon Davies November 29, 2017 2:20 PM  

Trump won Twitter again today. Loads of UK MSM complaining, but ordinary people support it.

Anonymous VFM #6306 November 29, 2017 2:22 PM  

"She was young and eager — it didn't take much
To slip her in gear and let out the clutch
But the beautiful bench where we performed our feats
Has been replaced by two bucket seats

And a brake lever, gearshift, and armrest
Between me and the girl I love best,
Which is sensible and safer, perhaps,
Two people restrained by safety straps,

But if safety were all that people thought of
Then who would ever fall in love?"

---Garrison Keillor, from "The Front Seat"

Blogger Mr.MantraMan November 29, 2017 2:23 PM  

Trump knows when to state the obvious.

Blogger Desdichado November 29, 2017 2:25 PM  

@55 Sounds like the lost verse to "Little Red Corvette" except much less self-aware.

Blogger Ransom Smith November 29, 2017 2:27 PM  

It's a fun ride, but I have a feeling this will not end well. More anti-male sentiment
You should join the accelerationist train. We:
•dont have breaks
•plenty of bourbon
•snacks

Anonymous Anonymous November 29, 2017 2:27 PM  

Now would be a great time to rid the world of NPR and yank its government funding through CPB. Tapayers shouldn't have to fund attacks and sniping to traditional values, not to mention the warmongering NPR always pretends not to be in favor of. During the Gulf and Iraq Wars, it was the Pentagon's voice masquerading as "thoughful". Not to mention Daniel Schorr.

Rose and Keillor are pathetic.

Anonymous Tyson November 29, 2017 2:33 PM  

This one has completely blindsided me and almost drew unwanted attention from my laughter.

Relatives were bemoaning the loss of Charlie Rose this weekend. Now with Matt and Garrison, I'm sure despair is setting in.

Blogger VFM #7634 November 29, 2017 2:37 PM  

So, will Garrison Keillor be red-pilled by this experience? He's not stupid; but I'm not holding my breath. Though apparently he hasn't obsequiously apologized – yet.

@45 Philalethes
Almost certainly not. There's no fool like an old fool.

Blogger Bob Loblaw November 29, 2017 2:39 PM  

Keillor is the guy who wrote an op-ed saying Republicans should be denied health care until they supported the ACA. And then when the show ended he said something along the lines of "Yeah, all those rubes in the rural north central US? Well, I could make a funny show about them, but really they're terrible people." He's a nasty piece of work, always has been, and this revelation is no surprise whatsoever.

Anonymous A Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents November 29, 2017 2:40 PM  

@58 Ransom Smith
You should join the accelerationist train.

That train is fine.

@60 Tyson

Relatives were bemoaning the loss of Charlie Rose this weekend. Now with Matt and Garrison, I'm sure despair is setting in.

Suggest antidepressants and a lot of Oxy to them.

Blogger Cloom Glue November 29, 2017 2:43 PM  

@55 Apparently this caused a kerfuffle in 2009. I never heard of him; just searching today. I thought this was amusing:

"And all those lousy holiday songs by Jewish guys that trash up the malls every year, Rudolph and the chestnuts and the rest of that dreck. Did one of our guys write “Grab your loafers, come along if you wanna, and we’ll blow that shofar for Rosh Hashanah”? No, we didn’t. ..."

http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2009-12-16/news/bal-op.keillor16dec16_1_silent-night-unitarian-christmas

Blogger Robert Divinity November 29, 2017 2:44 PM  

Still waiting for Speaker Ryan to release the sexual harassment slush fund beneficiary names and the associated settlement amounts--and the propaganda organs to at least fake an interest in the information. In the meantime, this is good stuff.

Anonymous VFM #7916 November 29, 2017 2:44 PM  

Solo Entrepreneurship and non-fragile cash flows are good solutions these days.

Choosing to work only with your fellow non-SJW men, not hiring employees, etc.

May be the coming thing...

Blogger lowercaseb November 29, 2017 2:45 PM  

VFM #7634 wrote:So, will Garrison Keillor be red-pilled by this experience? He's not stupid; but I'm not holding my breath. Though apparently he hasn't obsequiously apologized – yet.
@45 Philalethes
Almost certainly not. There's no fool like an old fool.


Tragically, you are probably correct. I keep forgetting that it is possible to be smart and still a fool.

Anonymous Hezekiah Garrett November 29, 2017 2:45 PM  

Hahaha! Catholics didn't get much into witchburning, because the Inquisitions' thresholds of evidence were too high a bar! Those wacky medieval Catholics, protecting the rights of the accused!

Anonymous The Watcher of the Skies November 29, 2017 2:51 PM  

Lutherans be like... time to drink some beers!

Anonymous VFM #6306 November 29, 2017 2:59 PM  

Who do we get to feed on next? My wishlist:

Martin Sheen
Aaron Sorkin
Noah Oppenheim
Keith Olbermann

...and you just know that Rachel Maddow has probably dipped his wick in at least a few unwilling orifices. He's toast.

Anonymous Gen. Kong November 29, 2017 3:02 PM  

As tasty and expeditious as the Schadenfreude may be, please do note that NPR and APR and all the other PR's remain funded with your tax dollars, "God Emperor" or no - churning out the SJW propaganda and other lies by the container-load. Keillor was in semi-retirement already. Nothing has really changed except a few front men, and few if any of them (Harv the Hutt for example) will see their considerable financial empires destroyed, will they? Again, it's more point deer, make horse. Franken remains seated. The DFL morons in MN will no doubt vote him in with an even bigger margin.

This is not a case of 'our side' taking out enemy targets at all. It's a case of the enemy tossing some of their more expendable front-men beneath a bus of screeching feminista crows. After all, if the whole point of feminism was to protect the strong, intelligent female geniuses from getting pinched on the arse (as everyone was told from 1970 onward), the ideology is a obviously total failure and joke - as should have been evident when Mother Gloria granted Billy his one-grope indulgence in the shadow of the stained blue dress. We're not seeing feminism discredited here, are we??

If this marks a takeover by the feministas of organizations such as NPR, Comcast, etc. (as some have suggested), that's actually even better news and we should be handing them cans of gasoline to help that little fire along - in the finest black-knight manner. The feminist takeover theory is interesting, especially in light of yesterday's interesting discussion of Biological Leninism, but it still strikes me as less likely than other theories.

Blogger Ingot9455 November 29, 2017 3:04 PM  

The early Lake Wobegone stuff was new and fresh and hot. But that was a long long long time ago. Wasted talent, to turn it towards progressive SJWism.

Anonymous Tyson November 29, 2017 3:07 PM  

"Now would be a great time to rid the world of NPR"

Maybe if the shoe drops on Ira Glass and Tavis Smiley

Blogger Bob Loblaw November 29, 2017 3:10 PM  

VFM #6306 wrote:Who do we get to feed on next? My wishlist:

Martin Sheen

Aaron Sorkin

Noah Oppenheim

Keith Olbermann

...and you just know that Rachel Maddow has probably dipped his wick in at least a few unwilling orifices. He's toast.


Funny you should mention Olbermann, who decided to end his current show abruptly just yesterday.

Anonymous Gen. Kong November 29, 2017 3:15 PM  

Keillor is one of the Cloud People.

Unlikely. If Keillor were one of the cloud people, this would never surface. You have to be a billionaire to even get an invite to the cloud people club. Donald Trump is eligible for an invite (maybe), but perhaps seeing that Eyes Wide Shut was more a documentary than it was fiction caused him to step back. Harvey the Hutt might be rich enough to be part of Club Cloud, so that's what makes the tales of his famous casting couch and potted plants all the more curious.

Blogger Jack Morrow November 29, 2017 3:17 PM  

The liberals in the MSM didn't object to the "disappearing" of Bob Greene 15 years ago over behaviour that occurred back in the 1980s.

Blogger Starboard November 29, 2017 3:19 PM  

@66 VFM 7916

As the pendulum crashes through the nadir of this swing, I do think you will see fewer and fewer women in the work force. On the one hand, men work better in an all male environment. On the other, women in the workplace are ripe targets for Gamma/Left predation. Throw in normal female hypergamy and drama, and I don't blame men for wanting an all-male workplace. And I'm saying this as a female myself. Feminism has proven itself toxic to both men and women, and the backlash will be breathtaking to behold. To quote Futurama, "It's called Brannigan's law."

We will move through a "dark age" that will clean out the SJW philosophy that's gumming up the system.

Blogger Robert Divinity November 29, 2017 3:20 PM  

74:

This is not a case of 'our side' taking out enemy targets at all. It's a case of the enemy tossing some of their more expendable front-men beneath a bus of screeching feminista crows.

True, but the propaganda organs have been even more discredited, the Banana Empire's compromised political puppets have fallen into further disrepute, and the Hollywood cash spigot isn't gushing as much. Whatever happened, these things couldn't be avoided or weren't anticipated. I'll take it.

Anonymous Looking Glass November 29, 2017 3:23 PM  

https://kek.gg/i/876Y95.jpg

I just happened to be on someone's feed and these stacked together. Physiognomy turns out to be very, very real.

And why do they always have glasses that don't fit their faces?

Anonymous (((Satan))) November 29, 2017 3:27 PM  

Ghost-Dancer:

Alt Right must lead the Civil Rights Movement for the Freedom of Creed in the Workplace.

Oh yeah? And just where do you think you'll find a lawyer??

Blogger Arthur Isaac November 29, 2017 3:48 PM  

News from Lake Gamma.

Blogger Howard Stone November 29, 2017 3:48 PM  

A few years ago I had a sort of similar incident happen to me. I was alone with a woman, I was her supervisor. I remember earlier in the day she had offered me some gum. Anyway, she started crying because she said she was stressed and overwhelmed from the job. I think it was planned and she was trying to seduce me or something. But, I’m a happily married man first, second, I’m a conspiracy nut, so I’m naturally going to go to the possibility that she was setting me up to take my job. Who knows what her intentions were. I don’t care at this point it doesn’t matter. Long story short, don’t touch women at work.

Blogger ((( bob kek mando ))) - ( Fine Purveyor of Quality Artisanal Gorm ) November 29, 2017 3:52 PM  

80. (((Satan))) November 29, 2017 3:27 PM
Oh yeah? And just where do you think you'll find a lawyer??


in the US, the philosophy of Law is that it is the expressed Will of We The People.

keep it up and our expressed Will may just turn out to be "let's kill all the lawyers".

Blogger Howard Stone November 29, 2017 3:54 PM  

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Blogger James Dixon November 29, 2017 3:57 PM  

> Still waiting for Speaker Ryan to release the sexual harassment slush fund beneficiary names and the associated settlement amounts

Sounds like something Anonymous or Wikileaks ought to be good for.

> I keep forgetting that it is possible to be smart and still a fool.

Oh, I remind myself of that pretty much every day.

> The DFL morons in MN will no doubt vote him in with an even bigger margin.

They never voted him in in the first place. It took weeks of hard work to locate the "missing" ballots that put him over the top.

Blogger VD November 29, 2017 3:57 PM  

Long story short, don’t touch women at work.

I simply don't touch women period. No hugs except for extremely close long-time friends. Never gone in for that sort of thing.

Anonymous Anonymous November 29, 2017 3:58 PM  

This:

lowercaseb wrote:

Dayorder NPR 2017.11.30 ++ungood. Ref unperson. rewrite fullwise.

Anonymous E Deploribus Unum November 29, 2017 4:01 PM  

Long story short, don’t touch women at work.

**doomed**

Blogger JaimeInTexas November 29, 2017 4:06 PM  

I liked APHC. It could be campy, sure, but it was good entertainment to me; sound effects, story telling.

Followed the link and read this quote of Keillor's:

"I meant to pat her back after she told me about her unhappiness, and her shirt was open and my hand went up it about six inches. She recoiled. I apologized," Keillor told the newspaper in an email. "I sent her an email of apology later, and she replied that she had forgiven me and not to think about it. We were friends. We continued to be friendly right up until her lawyer called."

The shirt was open? Does this mean unbuttoned? If the shirt was opened/unbuttoned, she is the one creating a hostile working environment. An accidental, clumsy, approach is now a lawsuit lottery win?

Oh well!

Anonymous Anonymous November 29, 2017 4:07 PM  

Cloom Glue wrote:@55 Apparently this caused a kerfuffle in 2009. I never heard of him; just searching today. I thought this was amusing:

"And all those lousy holiday songs by Jewish guys that trash up the malls every year, Rudolph and the chestnuts and the rest of that dreck. Did one of our guys write “Grab your loafers, come along if you wanna, and we’ll blow that shofar for Rosh Hashanah”? No, we didn’t. ..."

http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2009-12-16/news/bal-op.keillor16dec16_1_silent-night-unitarian-christmas



WTF, I love Garrison Keillor now!

Anonymous E Deploribus Unum November 29, 2017 4:11 PM  

All kinds of stuff that is entirely and indisputably consensual at the time gets dramatically recast with the passage of a few years and a change of ideological impulses. Mike Pence is on the nose, and Vox should be heeded. I know whereof I speak.

Anonymous a deplorable rubberducky November 29, 2017 4:12 PM  

Garrison has come out now with the strangest apology conceivable. He apologized to "all the poets whose work I won’t be reading on the radio". ?? Wow. That's just insane. That might be the most pompous thing I've ever heard. Poor Marie Antoinette with the "let them eat cake" thing. Nope, this one takes all the cake.

Blogger JaimeInTexas November 29, 2017 4:13 PM  

@64

More from keillor's op-ed:

(snip)

Unitarians listen to the Inner Voice and so they have no creed that they all stand up and recite in unison, and that's their perfect right, but it is wrong, wrong, wrong to rewrite "Silent Night." If you don't believe Jesus was God, OK, go write your own damn "Silent Night" and leave ours alone. This is spiritual piracy and cultural elitism, and we Christians have stood for it long enough. And all those lousy holiday songs by Jewish guys that trash up the malls every year, Rudolph and the chestnuts and the rest of that dreck. Did one of our guys write "Grab your loafers, come along if you wanna, and we'll blow that shofar for Rosh Hashanah"? No, we didn't.

Christmas is a Christian holiday - if you're not in the club, then buzz off. Celebrate Yule instead or dance around in druid robes for the solstice. Go light a big log, go wassailing and falalaing until you fall down, eat figgy pudding until you puke, but don't mess with the Messiah.

(snip)

Anonymous Gen. Kong November 29, 2017 4:18 PM  

@90.

Yes, I do remember all the shocked responses from the (((sensitivity people))) over Keillor's little tourette's tick over the crappy commercial exploitation of Christmas by the (((folks who want to erase Christianity))). That didn't end his career though. As with Rev. Jackson's mention of "Hymietown" all was OK after an apology to the (((forever offended))).

Blogger Howard Stone November 29, 2017 4:20 PM  

I don’t go I for it either, just to be clear. I was only saying as it relates to current events, that women you work with are off limits, whether you are married or not. Don’t poo poo where you eat and all that. But yeah, I haven’t hugged a female who was not related to me in a very very long time.

Blogger James Dixon November 29, 2017 4:20 PM  

Is this another new one? https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/supergirl-flash-showrunner-andrew-kreisberg-fired-sexual-harassment-claims-1057390

Anonymous Difster November 29, 2017 4:21 PM  

He can now retire to Lake Careerbegone.

Blogger Koanic November 29, 2017 4:23 PM  

I don't know which is funnier, that the USSA is an open-air whorehouse or that sexually harassing them is illegal.

Blogger Howard Stone November 29, 2017 4:26 PM  

@E Deploribus Unum, with all due respect, I politely ask what you mean by your comment doomed, because I don’t know what you’re inferring about me from my statement, but if it’s anything nefarious, well you’d be wrong. Chock it up to shoddy writing if anything.

Anonymous E Deploribus Unum November 29, 2017 4:29 PM  

Sorry Howard, I wasn't implying a single thing about you. Everything I said relates to my own experience and lack of judgment.

Blogger Robert Divinity November 29, 2017 4:29 PM  

He apologized to "all the poets whose work I won’t be reading on the radio".

Does the "never apologize" rule apply to poets who will go unread? In an evil way, that was kind of brilliant of Keillor.

Anonymous E Deploribus Unum November 29, 2017 4:30 PM  

Let's just say I'm in a position to be spectacularly burned, but nobody was ever sexually harassed. Good luck telling the world that though.

Blogger JaimeInTexas November 29, 2017 4:35 PM  

At Thanksgiving, a friend brought a visiting professor from Brussels. Before leaving my home, she extended her hand for a handshake and a hug. She did likewise with everyone.
I do not think that a lawsuit is in my future.

Blogger Howard Stone November 29, 2017 4:44 PM  

E Pluribus, ah yes, it’s a mine field out there. I know.

Blogger Cloom Glue November 29, 2017 4:46 PM  

Looking Glass wrote:https://kek.gg/i/876Y95.jpg

I just happened to be on someone's feed and these stacked together. Physiognomy turns out to be very, very real.

---
I think Stephen King fits your number one selection, and Quentin Tarantino fits your number two selection, regarding physiognomy, and they all fit together, too.

https://www.biography.com/.image/t_share/MTQ1MTQxMDYxMTQ3MTc0Mjk2/stephen-king---king-of-horror-stories.jpg

https://pixel.nymag.com/imgs/daily/vulture/2017/10/13/13-harvey-quentin-tarantino.w600.h315.2x.jpg

Blogger Howard Stone November 29, 2017 4:59 PM  

@Cloom Glue, would you mind explaining further what that all means for the uninitiated like myself?

Blogger VD November 29, 2017 5:09 PM  

Garrison has come out now with the strangest apology conceivable. He apologized to "all the poets whose work I won’t be reading on the radio".

Gamma grandiosity. You'll be sorry when he's gone.

Blogger Were-Puppy November 29, 2017 5:24 PM  

@89 JaimeInTexas

The shirt was open? Does this mean unbuttoned? If the shirt was opened/unbuttoned, she is the one creating a hostile working environment. An accidental, clumsy, approach is now a lawsuit lottery win?
---

Once I got a sexual harassment "teacher" to admit in front of the class that it doesn't matter what actually happened, only what is alleged. This coming from an HR enforced class.

Blogger Dave November 29, 2017 5:29 PM  

JaimeInTexas wrote:At Thanksgiving, a friend brought a visiting professor from Brussels. Before leaving my home, she extended her hand for a handshake and a hug. She did likewise with everyone.

I do not think that a lawsuit is in my future.




UPDATE:

Long time Vox Popoli commentor JaimeInTexas has left his residence following allegations of sexual harassment at a Thanksgiving dinner involving a visiting female professor from Brussels.

Blogger Gordon November 29, 2017 5:31 PM  

How will hip liberals signal their NPR virtue now, since having a Powdermilk Biscuit tin artfully displayed is in bad taste?

Blogger Gordon November 29, 2017 5:34 PM  

@109: Winner.

"But I didn't even make a joke about her "sprouts."

Blogger Cloom Glue November 29, 2017 5:35 PM  

Howard Stone wrote:@Cloom Glue, would you mind explaining further what that all means for the uninitiated like myself?

Physiognamy means judging character by facial features.

I gave two photos of people, who have some career identities that match the first two characters of which LookingGlass listed. I do not know if they share more characteristics in real life, but maybe their faces tell the story. I think the four photos have interesting similarities.

Blogger CJ November 29, 2017 5:57 PM  

Some more "physiognomy is real" for aficionadoes:

Perv Nation

Anonymous ReneeAccentSoFake November 29, 2017 5:58 PM  

30. Jeffrey Quick: This is like watching an ex-gf burn every photo and "thing" she ever held precious, and just saying WTF and burning the whole house down too...for good measure.

It' WICKER MAN every nite!

Anonymous A Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents November 29, 2017 5:58 PM  

VD
The Flash and Supergirl producers Warner Bros. Television has cut all ties with Andrew Kreisberg following sexual harassment claims from multiple women involving the showrunner.

Oh, LOL, moar! Current Year showrunner thrown out of the window is Teh Lulz MOAR! See if the bottom line at WB can be chewed on, too!

MOAR sacrifices! And MOAR popcorn!

Blogger Skyler the Weird November 29, 2017 6:23 PM  

After seeing Captain Cold plant a wet man kiss on the Ray during the Crisis on Earth X I'm glad he's gone.

Why isn't there ever an alternate Earth where the Soviets won WWII and Communists are the Bad Guys?

Anonymous WaterBoy November 29, 2017 6:25 PM  

Just another commenter @15: "And it does look like a purge - so many, so fast, such big names, so many corporations."

The Pervge.

Anonymous Bellator Mortalis November 29, 2017 6:25 PM  

Some things to note:
(1) it is almost all white men or (((white men))) who are being targeted. But it won't end there. A lot of white women are going to be asked why they never reported because a lot of them knew what was going on - for years.
(2) For the media, it is an opportunity to fire a bunch of very high priced players and replace them with cheaper labor - mostly female
(3) The SJWs will continue to double down. That will continue for a while.

Anonymous Sidehill Dodger November 29, 2017 6:36 PM  

Just another commenter wrote:And it does look like a purge - so many, so fast, such big names, so many corporations. The only thing I know that's close is something literally out of Stalinist Russia, or Mao's China.

That's exactly the feeling I get whenever I see the daily list of those to be purged. Yes, I know it's mostly the liberals who are getting hit, but somehow I just can't feel the Schadenfreude.

I am puzzled by Vox's attitude, the gleeful way he welcomes the burnings. He says we "have to believe the women". What, really? He's a smart guy, so I have to recognize that maybe I'm missing something. But I have no clue as to what it might be. It seems to me that though individual lefties are being taken out, the Left as a whole grows stronger as the tumbrels roll toward the guillotine. What is the message men hear from the Media? That it's evil to be male. So look for an upward tick in soy prices, and transgender surgeries. How is this good?

Perhaps Vox hopes that the phenomenon will reach such a pitch that it will itself cause cognitive dissonance on the Left--that it will become so absurd that it acts as a social reductio ad absurdum. Well, one can hope. However, I have already witnessed the Left embrace such heights of absurdity that it would surprise me if such rethinking actually happened.

Blogger DonReynolds November 29, 2017 6:39 PM  

It is like the Mafia Family has decided to settle all accounts. Much is owed and much more will be collected. This is not about public safety or justice, it is about revenge.

I saw in the news this week where a (male) school teacher in Florida was ordered to pay $49 MILLION dollars for having a sexual relationship with one of his (female) students. Of course, he does not have that much money, nor will he ever....since he will not be working anywhere.

O.J. Simpson was only ordered to pay $25 million for MURDERING two adults with a knife. Perhaps teachers will get the message that it is much cheaper to murder students after having sex with them and they are less likely to be caught without live witnesses.

Anonymous Haxo Angmaerk November 29, 2017 6:40 PM  

(((Matt Lauer))) has now been purged for mashing multiple shiksas; apparently the only NBC bim he didn't nail is Katy Couric...probably because she's

a (((co-ethnic))).

Anonymous SAK November 29, 2017 6:42 PM  

...He is a wonderfully descriptive writer and and an amazingly detailed observer...

Perhaps that was his undoing.

If we accept the Biological Leninist view then we have Anikanocracy. The rulers are loyal as they are over-promoted and know it, even if just subconsciously. Their rank is legitimised by the Anikanocracy's narrative, which must be unrealistic as it justifies power for those who do not deserve it.

And the best narrative is not just unrealistic, but completely absurd. What better purity test for your followers than 2+2=5? The enthusiastic prove themselves through their obvious self-deception. The unbelievers bifurcate into the cowed, who know the truth but deny it, and the hated enemy who get smoked out by their honesty and become targets.

The Anikanocracy can let it's minions, Sailer's coalition of the the fringes, loose on the targets. It is, again from Sailer, the KKK crazy glue of their hatred that helps bind them together. But its not the particular targets that get them so riled, but the fear of the competent and their own deficiency. They know they don't belong at the top of any reality based order, and they need to displace their fear on any ready target who can stand-in for those they dread. It doesn't matter if it's an hispanic like Zimmerman, just so long as they can pretend he's actually one of the hated competents, such as a white man.

But the convergence is not yet complete in the West, although much advanced. Shifting from the Old Left to the SJW narrative leaves legacy Anikanocracy members who are not a perfect fit. Plus, they need some people who are halfway competent just so they can gain and keep power. Gamma's seem to be their goto guys, but such people are always a risk as they are not completely dependent on the narrative. But we now have wide acceptance of homosexuals and, possibly even better, transsexuals. The Transsexuals have no history of acceptance anywhere in history, except in this Current Year , and the absurdity of their claims are brilliant for purity testing.

And now you can get men - white men even - in your Anikanocracy who might be competent enough to give you strength whilst dependent enough on your narrative to not be a high risk of defection. They might not want the transsexuals who are amazingly competent - too much risk - but you can probably afford a more competent transsexual than you can a white gamma, a black guy, or a women and so you can get the same loyalty with higher effectiveness.

And transsexuals can somewhat displace women, by being a better version of them, which is great as women fraternise too much with that dreaded enemy: the white man. All those sons and husbands divide loyalties. Germaine Greer is wise to fear the transsexuals, they'll do for her what she has being doing to men her whole career. And she knows it.

No matter why these scandals started now - Chinese take-over of Hollywood, diligent work by Ronan Farrow, or whatever - they provide a great chance to cash in dirt on people who are not dependent enough on the narrative to be loyal. Some will be cleared out so as to make space for the transsexuals and other worthy members of the coalition of the fringes, that would be the Keillors, whilst the Frankens will be humbled, made dependent (his female defenders can end him at a whim), and kept around whilst they still have some use (he is a senator and that is something).

So poor Keillor signed up for the incompetents and probably thought his competency made him one of the stronger members of the team. Really, it put him on the edge and now he's being kicked out to clear space for newcomers.

Anyway, this is just some speculation based on some stray thoughts about SJW convergence, anikanocracy, and current events but I thought I'd throw it out there. No doubt the flaws will be evident, and readily pointed out, by someone here.

Anonymous Philalethes November 29, 2017 6:55 PM  

@89 JaimeInTexas: "I meant to pat her back after she told me about her unhappiness, and her shirt was open and my hand went up it about six inches. She recoiled. I apologized," Keillor told the newspaper in an email. "I sent her an email of apology later, and she replied that she had forgiven me and not to think about it. We were friends. We continued to be friendly right up until her lawyer called."

I wonder about this: Why did "her lawyer" call? Was she threatening to sue him? Was she looking for a payoff in exchange for not telling? If so, apparently she was disappointed, and followed through. Of course, Keillor was retired already; this may be just a convenient way for him to stop working entirely. But he just doesn't appear to really care all that much, which seems out of character for a fully-cucked male feminist type.

Blogger JaimeInTexas November 29, 2017 7:14 PM  

LOL

Blogger Howard Stone November 29, 2017 7:16 PM  

@Coom Glue, thanks I get it.

Blogger tublecane November 29, 2017 7:49 PM  

@6-Speaking of gammatude, they forced me to read a short story of his in junior high (I'm a Minnesotan), which was all about the narrator (either Keillor himself or a thinly-veiled stand-in) being a precocious boy who messed a more popular kid at a talent show. Either because he was jealous or just because; I don't remember.

The other kid was doing an Elvis pantomime, and from backstage the narrator distorts the music coming out of the record player. Which gets a laugh from the audience every time he does it. So he keeps doing it, embarrassing what I presume was an alpha male in the process. The point of the story I guess being regret, but I got the feeling he was still showing off.

Anonymous Godfrey November 29, 2017 8:04 PM  

I never liked that asshole.

Anonymous Brick Hardslab November 29, 2017 8:09 PM  

The DC tv shows doesn't surprise me much. They've been pure depravity for years. Arrow leads the super gay, 'B' squad. Supergirl's sister spent three episodes and a year of my life coming out when she's 35 and it's 2017. Legends has one gay adultery after another and hates America. I don't know about the flash got bored with it.

Point is, you don't get that much embracing the perverts without some issues.

Blogger James Dixon November 29, 2017 8:51 PM  

> I am puzzled by Vox's attitude, the gleeful way he welcomes the burnings.

To all appearances our gracious host despises the people involved. Given his past dealings in the music industry, he probably has very good reasons for doing so.

Blogger JaimeInTexas November 29, 2017 9:12 PM  

When the enemy is shooting each other, you bring out the picnic table and chairs, pour some Cognac to your friends and yourself, proceed to enjoy a good conversation and the show.

What's not to like?

Blogger Christopher B November 29, 2017 9:28 PM  

2016 was a tough act to follow but 2017 was up to task. Gotta wonder what 2018 is doing when it opens.

Anonymous Looking Glass November 29, 2017 10:05 PM  

When your enemy is setting fire to his own troops & fortifications, break out some good stuff and praise the Lord for the blessing that your enemies are fools. It's a good day and there is nothing wrong with watching Evil kill other Evil. It makes the future operations easier.

Blogger James Dixon November 29, 2017 10:09 PM  

> Gotta wonder what 2018 is doing when it opens.

The only certainty seems to be that you should stock up on popcorn.

Blogger Cluebat Vanexodar November 29, 2017 10:17 PM  

This is what happens when you open up a can of worms. One that has been out in the sun.

Blogger Koanic November 29, 2017 10:19 PM  

Garrison's whole schtick was to fake having long broad altruistic facial dimensions. He despised inauthenticity because he embodied it.

Blogger Lazarus November 29, 2017 10:35 PM  

This whole #metoo schtick is possibly a great way to get out of expensive contracts with aging stars

Not mine originally, but it's out there.

Blogger Lazarus November 29, 2017 10:40 PM  

Stalinist purges can be a good thing:

What are children taught about Stalin?

A new, government-approved history textbook was launched last year to much controversy. The book covers the 20th century, with a chapter at the end on Vladimir Putin and "sovereign democracy". The textbook portrays the Stalinist repressions as a necessary evil: "The result of Stalin's purges was a new class of managers capable of solving the task of modernisation in conditions of shortages of resources, loyal to the supreme power and immaculate from the point of view of executive discipline."

Blogger tuberman November 29, 2017 11:38 PM  

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Anonymous Mycroft Jones November 29, 2017 11:40 PM  

Just saw the South Park episode tonight. Predictive programming? Almost like the read today's edition of Infogalactic News. Frikkin amazing. I bet the South Park creators are following this blog and Infogalactic News. Uncanny parallels. How did they have enough time to pull it off? The ending of tonight's episode was clearly a response to the missile launch from North Korea. Today's wave of firings is the very theme and topic of the entire episode, with the teachers grappling with feelings for other teachers.

Anonymous Mycroft Jones November 29, 2017 11:51 PM  

The Puritans were accused of shutting down the theaters. This isn't correct. Shutting down the theaters was just a side effect. They were doing like wise King Asa and Jeheshephat (in the Bible), who "removed the Sodomites from the land". No gays, no theater.

Blogger Johnny November 29, 2017 11:54 PM  

JaimeInTexas wrote:"I sent her an email of apology later,

As a legal matter I doubt this was a good idea. You are furnishing documentation to the other side, and stuff like this is apt to be taken as an admission of guilt.

Blogger ((( bob kek mando ))) - ( Fine Purveyor of Quality Artisanal Gorm ) November 30, 2017 12:25 AM  

irrelevant.

Garrison has admitted it, and admitted it to third parties:
"I meant to pat her back after she told me about her unhappiness, and her shirt was open and my hand went up it about six inches. She recoiled. I apologized," Keillor told the newspaper in an email. "I sent her an email of apology later, and she replied that she had forgiven me and not to think about it."

stipulate that the situation occurred EXACTLY as Keillor describes it, no matter how ridiculous that is.

how do you miss a "back pat" so bad that you stick your hand 6" up her 'open' blouse?

and,
IF you are attempting to pat her on the back
THEN wouldn't your palm be OUT from her when you stick it in her blouse?

that would be a pretty strange position to be in.

now let's assume that Garrison is lying about some aspects of the interaction, in order to exculpate himself.

he asserts that he was doing the 'back pat' ( whatever this actually was ), because she was relating some story to him about which she was upset.

if this was a grope attempt because he thought she was in an emotionally distraught state ...

in addition to being her boss ...

those are the actions of a parasite.

Blogger DonReynolds November 30, 2017 12:37 AM  

Johnny wrote:JaimeInTexas wrote:"I sent her an email of apology later,

As a legal matter I doubt this was a good idea. You are furnishing documentation to the other side, and stuff like this is apt to be taken as an admission of guilt.


Agreed.
Better to make the whole business into long-suppressed secret crush than admit to any sexual intent. Women are less likely to hold a grudge against a man who usually admires them from a distance. Genuine affection is more likely to get you treated much better than simple sexual attraction. They end up feeling sorry for you instead of trying to slit your throat in the next staff meeting.

Blogger bobby November 30, 2017 12:40 AM  

17. VD November 29, 2017 1:06 PM

"He is a wonderfully descriptive writer and and an amazingly detailed observer. He should have been a historian."

GK: Conservatives have "transmogrified into the party of hairy-backed swamp developers and corporate shills, faith-based economists, fundamentalist bullies with Bibles, Christians of convenience, freelance racists, misanthropic fratboys, shrieking midgets of AM radio, tax cheats, nihilists in golf pants, brownshirts in pinstripes, sweatshop tycoons, hacks, fakirs, aggressive dorks, Lamborghini libertarians, people who believe Neil Armstrong’s moonwalk was filmed in Roswell, New Mexico, little honkers out to diminish the rest of us, Newt’s evil spawn and their Etch-A-Sketch president, a dull and rigid man suspicious of the free flow of information and of secular institutions, whose philosophy is a jumble of badly sutured body parts trying to walk. Republicans: The No.1 reason the rest of the world thinks we’re deaf, dumb, and dangerous.”

If you live in GK-worshipping Midwest USA, he made all conservatism into a generally-accepted vile caricature that left it impossible to even converse about it.

So, Gary, take your detailed observations and go fuck yourself in the world you created.

Blogger ((( bob kek mando ))) - ( Fine Purveyor of Quality Artisanal Gorm ) November 30, 2017 1:03 AM  

144. bobby November 30, 2017 12:40 AM
If you live in GK-worshipping Midwest USA


eh? Keillor is a creature of the NPR swamp. nobody in the 'gun loving, God bothering' hinterland gives a damn about NPR.

NPR is for urban Bourgeois hippies playacting at Communism. you'll find WAY more GK fans in GayBay and the rotten apple and Minneapolis than you will out in the country.



144. bobby November 30, 2017 12:40 AM
he made all conservatism into a generally-accepted vile caricature that left it impossible to even converse about it.


'conservatives' made Dennis Hastert Speaker of the House. and then they tried to protect him when he was getting outed.

maybe *all* conservatives aren't vile.

but there's quite a few of them that are.

Blogger tublecane November 30, 2017 1:03 AM  

@119-I don't think the left as a whole is getting stronger through the purges, though feminism might be. That's the long-term risk. But there is more than one long-term game being played. The "let 'em burn" attitude makes more sense, if, like Vox, you think the ruling class as a whole is corrupt, especially in a sexual sense, and must be purged.

Purging it is a long-term goal, and runaway chain reactions of sex scandals are an "own goal" tactic for their side. Because there are certain to be more perverts and degenerates on their side. Also, they have that flaw of always doubling down.

As for the feminists, they are worrisome. But fact is that the patriarchal solution to the problem of male sexual misconduct makes more sense than the Strong, Independent Woman crying Woe Is Me solution. Plus, feminist have to deal with the rest of the members of the Coalition of the Fringes. They may have taken down Cosby and Conyers is in trouble, but at some point it's going to be a bunch of white women against men or color, and men of color win.

I don't think cognitive dissonance on the left is the thing. Though maybe leftist stale pale males will wake up to just how little power they possess, sexual or otherwise. The less of them going progressive for the chicks, the better. And every little bit helps.

However, it's more about how this plays to "normies." Hollywood is already seen as degenerate, even among people who otherwise faithfully patronize its products. But if they could be made to treat it the way they think about it, and if that could be projected onto the left as a whole, that'd be nice.

Blogger bobby November 30, 2017 1:22 AM  

"eh? Keillor is a creature of the NPR swamp. nobody in the 'gun loving, God bothering' hinterland gives a damn about NPR."

No, but they sure as hell worshiped A Prairie Home Companion, and they were most all convinced that they lived in the real Lake Woebegone. And they thought Gary K was one of them. They didn't realize he hated them.

And so, when he came out with the quote above, it became that much harder to go amidst the heathen witnessing to the wonders of non-progressive thought. They still wanted his approval.

Blogger flyingtiger November 30, 2017 1:57 AM  

#68
The Reformation was the golden age of witch burning. For the Protestants, all you had to do was prove that you are a with. For Catholics, you had to prove you were a witch and you used witchcraft to harm someone. A Nun told me this, so it must be true.
The Inquisition focused on rival religions like protestants, Islam and Judaism. They never worried about Witchcraft. Someone needs to explain why.

Anonymous A Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents November 30, 2017 2:12 AM  

@119 Sidehill Dodger
I am puzzled by Vox's attitude,

When you are puzzled by VD, think more. Read more. Think more.

Blogger VFM #7634 November 30, 2017 2:17 AM  

When the enemy is shooting each other, you bring out the picnic table and chairs, pour some Cognac to your friends and yourself, proceed to enjoy a good conversation and the show.

What's not to like?


@130 JaimeInTexas
Not to mention that if the Left keeps taking out all its white males, it will become even more stupid and incompetent.

Anonymous Sidehill Dodger November 30, 2017 2:51 AM  

tublecane wrote:The "let 'em burn" attitude makes more sense, if, like Vox, you think the ruling class as a whole is corrupt, especially in a sexual sense, and must be purged.

I had dinner with a friend, and talked about this issue. I now think that you are right--the ruling class is corrupt, and the women should be believed because the charges are true. Not all of them by any means, but there's enough fire there to justify the smoke. Given that this is true, then Vox is right, and we should watch it burn.

I'm a very naive person. (No surprise to anyone who has been reading my ramblings.) During my entire 40 year working career, I witnessed exactly one incident of sexual harassment (guy pulls girl's bra strap and lets it snap back). So I guess it's due to my perceptual deficit that I didn't see the extent of the problem.

OK. Now what does a solution look like? We didn't have this problem 50 years ago, because there weren't that many women in the work force. If this problem is really so prevalent, then it's a matter of human nature. Only God can change people. Do we hope for divine intervention after the Burning? Or will we return to a workplace that is mostly male?

I wouldn't mind both.

Blogger Koanic November 30, 2017 3:18 AM  

> When the enemy is shooting each other

... you join the weaker side to prolong the conflict. Right now the weaker side is the incoherent, disorganized rabble of unhappy women ruined by feminism and imprisoned in career spinsterhood, who keep seeking and then being repulsed by the advances of the leftist situational alphas who are the remaining center of competence in our converged institutional chains of oppression.

Blogger ((( bob kek mando ))) - ( Fine Purveyor of Quality Artisanal Gorm ) November 30, 2017 3:39 AM  

147. bobby November 30, 2017 1:22 AM
No, but they sure as hell worshiped A Prairie Home Companion



to the extent that "Midwesterners" worshipped GK, that was pretty much restricted to *Minnosnowtans*.

and that was entirely due to Keillor being from Minnesnowta.

my maternal grandparents had a working dairy farm in northern Indiana up until the mid-80s. my paternal grands were from the same county.

only two people on either side of my family cared about Garrison, and that was my eldest maternal aunt and her commie, hippie, Earth First, Unitarian husband.

ie - your prototypical NPR Proletarian pretenders

Blogger tublecane November 30, 2017 4:08 AM  

@151-I've had similar perceptual problems. I never witnessed behavior like what "everybody knew" goes on in Hollywood. Are those people a different kind, or is there something about the culture that brings it out into the open? I don't know.

What I do know is now I watch their movies and tv shows with eyes open. Is it any wonder they depict weird, perverse, selfish, cold, heartless, rootless, destructive, self-hating, disturbed, and often psychopathic characters? And that's just the would-be sympathetic protagonists.

Politics I've always assumed has a lot of it, and that's been confirmed to an extent by studying history. But only recently has it occurred to me that it's probably everywhere. Including bureaucracy, business, academia, simply everywhere.

I don't really know why it should surprise me. I know about human frailty. Not of the ruling class, self-centered, power-mad, psychopath variety, perhaps. But of the kind you find in middle- and lower-class middle-America. (I used to work in an emergency room, which churns through much of society's bad decisions.)

Men and women never did belong together without either proper supervision or formal relationships. It just doesn't work, whether or not it opens women up to abuse. Though obviously it does.

We used to have chaperones and Mike Pence attitudes for a reason.

Blogger tublecane November 30, 2017 4:14 AM  

@153-I'm a Minnesotan, and I wouldn't say I noticed anyone worshipping Keilor. There was perhaps a certain pride in having him as a national figure. Lent the state a bit of intellectual/hipster cachet, though he was known for his radio show more than his writing. (His only book I remember having any attention was the silly fake children's book he wrote about Jesse Ventura.) And how important can a radio show truly be these days?

I know people listened to the show, but it was only talked about casually, if at all. Then again, I don't run in hipster circles.

He's a minor Minnesota celebrity. Above Kevin Sorbo, but nowhere near Lindbergh, Prince, Dylan, etc.

Blogger tublecane November 30, 2017 4:20 AM  

@155-I realize I just named entertainers and an aviator. As far as literary figures go, Keillor isn't in the same solar system as Scott Fitzgerald and Sinclair Lewis. Or, according to the Nobel Committee, Bob Dylan. I don't think he even ranks with Tim O'Brien.

Anonymous Ain November 30, 2017 6:56 AM  

"Schadenfreude biscuits! They're tasty and expeditious! At you local grocer in the brown-paper bag with stains - indicating freshness."

At first I thought you were well on your way to writing a killer limerick.

Blogger Gordon November 30, 2017 8:16 AM  

Agree, Tubalcane. I've lived in the Twin Cities for about 20 years, and I've never bothered to go watch the show live in St. Paul. Then again, I've only listened about three times, and never to a whole show. Keillor is a good writer, hard-working, and had the talent to take an odd concept a long, profitable way. But he's also a Minnesota celeb: quirky, odd, and never that comfortable among the rest of us.

Now that "Oh, I think I have to leave the country," bit: gamma, gamma, gamma. I am not sure why I am always so amazed that the Vox's hierarchy is predicative, but it is.

Blogger Gordon November 30, 2017 8:24 AM  

Eat Schadenfreude's hot biscuits!
They're sweet, tasty and expeditious!
At your local grocer
In bags colored ochre,
The stains guarantee all the freshness!


All credit to the original. I'm just a guy with a large vocabulary and spergyiness about meter.

Blogger ((( bob kek mando ))) - ( Fine Purveyor of Quality Artisanal Gorm ) November 30, 2017 10:56 AM  

154. tublecane November 30, 2017 4:08 AM
Are those people ((( a different kind )))



asks the Goyim who ... doesn't know.

Blogger flyingtiger November 30, 2017 11:16 AM  

Members of my Strat-O-Matic hockey league were forever quoting him. I tried listen to his show, but it seemed the perfect cure for insomnia. My classical music station would sometimes play the one story of him being a classical music DJ in college. In the first meeting of the radio club, the other members had all these great ideas on how they would change the world. Garrison just wanted to play music. Two weeks later, he was the only member left. College idealists never follow through. The ones who did were dangerous.

Blogger Eric Slate November 30, 2017 7:40 PM  

So...about this spate of media attrocities.... Have we identified how are we getting all this information now, so we can keep the holy cleaning going?

Anonymous A Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents November 30, 2017 7:49 PM  

Have we identified how are we getting all this information now, so we can keep the holy cleaning going?

This is not our circus. Those are not our monkeys. Just enjoy the show. More popcorn? How about some peanuts?

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