welcome — open thread

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  1. I see that politically correct folk people these days, when, for instance, a boy says, “I’m a girl, because I like playing with dolls, and I want to be a mummy”, choose not to explain that, for most people, sex is determined by chromosomes and hormones and not just by external features, and certainly won’t insist that the child get over it, remarking, “Where’s the fetus gonna gestate, in a box?”, but are instead perfectly happy to go along with any delusion, and will gladly accept that the boy is in fact a girl and ought to be allowed in girls’ toilets and must be permitted to play on girls’ sports teams, and suchlike. Similarly, then—and quite appropriately for the the multitudinous enlightened folk of the “progressive” side of politics who evidently believe that unsupported assertions are enough to prove any fashionable notion—the Abbott Government, to counter those sexists who complain that the cabinet contains insufficient females, should merely assert that 50% of all the ministers are in fact females.

  2. “We must treat everyone equally”, asserts a woman on the ABC’s “Why I Am Still Jewish”. I disagree (though I am an egalitarian); we should not treat, say, murderers the same as we treat innocent people.

  3. Paul Joseph Watson, “Barrycades: Feds Try to Shut Down Privately Owned Mount Vernon”:

    The National Park Service erected barricades to shut down parking lots surrounding Mount Vernon despite the fact that the tourist destination is privately owned, another example of how the feds are deliberately worsening the government shut down.
    Mount Vernon is the former plantation of George Washington and is owned by the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association, which doesn’t receive any government funding. […]
    Numerous other sites around DC have been unnecessarily closed by the NPS and other federal agencies in what critics are labeling a cynical political stunt which only serves to punish the American people.
    In some cases, efforts to shut down these sites actually require more manpower and resources than if they had been left open, highlighting the fact that this is an act of partisan theater by the Obama administration to pin the blame for the government shutdown on Republicans and opponents of Obamacare.
    – Numerous hiking and biking trails throughout the greater DC region, despite requiring zero immediate maintenance or patrols, have been closed down. Irate citizens are merely flouting the law and using them anyway.
    – The NPS has stationed officers along the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal that runs 184 miles from Washington, D.C. to Cumberland, Maryland to make sure nobody uses the bike paths. It would have required less manpower to keep this trail open. The handles on all the well pumps have also been removed.
    – The feds also shut down a tiny park in which children play on fake turtles, prompting angry mothers to remove the barriers, only to see them put back up. “The park is extremely small and sort of seems pointless to block off,” reports the Daily Caller.
    – Lincoln Park in DC, which is known to be used by several Democratic Senators, was not shut down, but numerous national parks across Montana were closed.
    – The most widely reported case occurred at the World War II memorial in DC, where the NPS tried to prevent veterans from seeing the monument by erecting barriers and even threatening vets with arrest. The veterans stormed through the barricades anyway. “People had to spend hours setting up barricades where there are never barricades to prevent people from seeing the World War II monument because they’re trying to play a charade,” Senator Rand Paul told Fox News.

  4. From an advertisement, “The man who lives without money”, on the supposedly advertisement-free ABC, for a man who’s written a book “about his year without money”:

    capitalism is fundamentally flawed, requiring infinite growth

    Uh huh.

    Now we are the only species to use [money], probably because we are the species most out of touch with nature.

    Man is also the only species, I warrant, who would use “a woodburner made from an old gas bottle” or “a compost loo to make ‘humanure’ for [his] veggies” or a bicycle with trailer to “get around”, but that doesn’t seem to give him pause.

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