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Caution: Jackass ahead (set coffee down, and move all breakables out of reach)
Saying “trigger warning” is, itself, a “trigger.”


Editors Note: Like this phenomenal article, Everyday Feminism definitely believes in giving people a heads up about material that might provoke our reader’s trauma. However, we use the phrase “content warning” instead of “trigger warning,” as the word “trigger” relies on and evokes violent weaponry imagery. This could be re-traumatizing for folks who have suffered military, police, and other forms of violence. So, while warnings are so necessary and the points in this article are right on, we strongly encourage the term “content warning” instead of “trigger warning.”

Caution: trigger content warning
The content warning below uses the word “trigger” twice, so those of you who can’t handle the word “trigger” should not read further, although you’ll miss the discussion about what triggering is. The article also used the word “trigger” three times in the above Editors Note. Oh, and I used it twice in my introduction and four more times in this trigger warning. Five, five times in this, uhm, content warning.

Content Warning: This article discusses triggering in detail and mentions common topics of triggering ….

Yeah, I know, the whole “I’m a snowflake, and the world is scary, and you should all be nice to me” thing is gettin’ old;
but it’s not without entertainment value. Consider the following quote:

One thing I have noticed since becoming susceptible to triggering is that not many people understand how it works. This is understandable – triggering is something that’s difficult to comprehend unless you’ve experienced it yourself. However, I find this lack of understanding problematic …. [story via National Review]

I, uh, understand.
[backs slowly away avoiding eye contact]

Sure, you can read the whole article if you want, buuut I don’t recommend it.

One more? You want one more quote?
M’kay-ayy, but I’m warrrning’ youuu …

What Sorts of Things Can Be Triggers?
Anything. Absolutely anything.

if absolutely anything can be a trigger, then everything needs a content warning, therefore nothing does.
Ergo, trigger/content warnings are self-defeating and illogical. QED

Of course, you couuuld teach and expect people to “Deal with it” and friggin’ cope with reality like adults.
… or keep takin’ their meds.
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Aside: perhaps some of you have noticed a similarity, here, between using the words “trigger” and “Jehovah.”

question for a rainy Saturday afternoon

What happens when a government “goes Galt”?

It ain’t over ’till the fat man* sings.

Does this famine-ridden population make me look fat?

On Thursday, the North Korean government culminated the celebration of “Struggle Against US Imperialism Month” with a large stadium commemoration of the anniversary of the Korean War. In addition to propaganda significantly more belligerent than its usual fare and praise for communist leader Kim Il Sung and current dictator Kim Jong Un, the nation’s museums were teeming with individuals [individuals or masses?] observing the holiday.

“The whole world has to pool efforts to dismember the fatty monster U.S. imperialists,” reads the statement on state newspaper site Rodong Sinmun. [more, much more, go read it]

Oh, you get the point, and you get the parallels.
I just didn’t want this Orwellian spectacle to pass unnoticed.
Evidently, we have always been at war with Eastasia.
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* No, not Fat Man. Well, not intentionally.

PhotoShop dump


animation starts at the blank cell

Mark Stein (PBUH)
Wal•Mart (POS)
More ISIS battle flag fun (O. M. G.)

view from the rear view

so there’s this n’ that and a couple other things

…Terrorists gunned down dozens of tourists on a Tunisian beach, left a severed head atop a fence outside a French factory and blew up a Kuwaiti mosque Friday in a bloody wave of attacks that followed an ISIS leader’s call to make the month of Ramadan a time of “calamity for the infidels.

There was no confirmation that the attacks were a coordinated effort ordered by ISIS, but the suspects who attacked a U.S.-owned gas factory in southeastern France left the terrorist army’s flags next to the severed head of their victim


Garwood, New Jersey August 2015



NYC June 2015

earlier that same day

Memphis Mayor A.C. Wharton wants to dig up the bodies of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest and his wife and remove them from a city park in the latest and perhaps most despicable example of the anti-Southern cleansing spreading across the nation.

“Which African-American wants to have a picnic in the shadow of Nathan Bedford Forrest?” Wharton said in a Thursday press briefing.

In addition to desecrating the graves, Wharton wants to tear down a massive statue honoring the Confederate general who was involved in organizing the Ku Klux Klan. The bodies of Forrest and his wife would be relocated to a cemetery.

“These relics, these messages of this despicable period of this great nation, it’s time for those to be moved,” the mayor said.

Memphis city officials have been waging a fierce and unrelenting war on southern heritage. In 2013, the city council changed the name of Forrest Park to Health Sciences Park. They also changed the names of Jefferson Davis Park and Confederate Park.

So now they want to disinter the dead…

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When words, and reason, and history mean nothing …


a repeat from 2012

Then again,
there are some reasoned words from history that are worth reading and which still retain their meanings.

Meanwhile, in a Detroit mosque …


Problem, Imam?

Just for Ss&Gs


Question is:
Does one behead someone for using the flag (the Prog approacy),
or does one behead someone for making fun of it (the Islamist approach)?
By “behead,” I also mean yelling “Shut up!” continuously while playing Whack-a-Mole on heretics.

(What? Yes, of course, there is another approach; but Progs and Islamists are totalitarians, so I don’t expect them to see it.
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Comment at preceding post, below, please.
This is just a comment I wanted to bring above the fold, so to speak.

Still Puzzled

sorry, but this is really bothering me

Maybe I’m kinda dim. Or maybe I’m just distracted with my Summer Projects. But I don’t understand how it happened that we wake up one morning and *p00f* a 150+ year old American symbol / artifact [that means many different things to many different people] is suddenly verboten.

Is this the first time this has happened like this? No discussion. No defenders? Just quiet acquiescence?

What is the process wherein five or six [and counting] ginormous corporations suddenly decide — in concert — they will suddenly quit selling a particular product?

How much did it cost Amazon/ebay to go through and delete 29,000+ items? Nevermind the loss of revenue from selling those items. [I need a competitor for Amazon. I’ve become uncomfortable with them. overnight.]

Overnight ??!?

Overnight ??!?

Now it’s down to games with a Civil War theme all being trashed and thrust down the Memory Hole [ I'm looking at you, Apple] — not because of the theme or the game action but for That Flag. A flag.

What do we do about the classroom? Will any discussion about that enormously defining time in American History require the use of the phrase “The C Flag”? …or “The CF”?

Who has that much pressure-power?

I hear people say “that flag is offensive.” So what? No one has the “Right” not to be offended. I’m offended every freakin’ day™ and I don’t see any ginormous cultural machine grinding into non-existence those many things that offend me. What’s up with that?

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Societies don’t, overnight, completely erase everything that happened 200 to 300 years prior…

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