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86M Americans simply don’t want to work: 40% of women, 28% of men, 39% of youth

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There is a simple truth about America’s declining unemployment numbers about which the MSM don’t tell you.

Many of the unemployed — TENS OF MILLIONS of them — have simply stopped looking for work. They’ve dropped out of the U.S. labor force, and so they are not counted among the ranks of the “unemployed.”

Paul Bedard reports for Washington Examiner, Nov. 14, 2014, that a mind-boggling 92 million Americans, or nearly 4 in every 10 Americans, are not in the labor force.

That’s more than the population of entire countries. More Americans have dropped out of the labor force than the entire population of Vietnam (89.7 million) or Egypt (87.5 million) or Germany (80.7 million) or France (66 million). In fact, there are more Americans who are not working than TWICE the population of Spain.

And now we know the reason why so many Americans have dropped out of the labor force: They have simply given up and don’t want to work.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 93% (or 85.9 million adults) of the people not in the labor force are those who don’t want a job. So much for the much-touted Protestant Work Ethic that had industrialized America and transformed it into a world super power.

So who are these American ADULTS that simply don’t want to work?

According to a Pew Research Center analysis out last Friday, Nov. 14, they are:

  • 28.5% of men said they didn’t want a job in October 2014 — up from 23.9% in October 2000 and 25.2% in October 2008.
  • 40.2% of women said they didn’t want a job in October 2014 — up from 38% throughout the 2000s.
  • 39% of young adults (ages 16-24) don’t want to work, up from 29% in 2000.

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The number of Americans who don’t work will only increase — exponentially — in coming years.

Business Standard reports, Nov. 17, 2014, that advances in technology, especially robotics, will render obsolete half of today’s occupations by 2025 — in 11 years.

According to a report titled “Fast Forward 2030: The Future of Work and the Workplace,” based on interviews with 220 experts, business leaders and young people from Asia, Europe and North America, “Nearly 50 per cent of occupations today will no longer exist in 2025.”

The upside is that new jobs will require creative intelligence, social and emotional intelligence and ability to leverage artificial intelligence, which means those new jobs will be immensely more fulfilling than today’s jobs — for the economic élite.

But what will society do with the teeming HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS of Americans who no longer work?

Answer: Expect even more distracting, sensationalist, self-indulgent, mind-rotting and soul-rotting garbage on your TV and in movies, sports, and pop “music.”

No wonder the average I.Q. of humans across the world is declining.

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H/t Vdare

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~Eowyn

Hollyweird Moonbat Paltrow and her Elitist Christmas Gift Recommendations

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Gwyneth Paltrow has published her annual gift guide – get your checkbooks ready! Only a rich elitist would include some of these items on her list, which many in the population couldn’t afford (unless maybe, it’s a really special gift or you received a massive Christmas bonus!).

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Easy Health Angel Juicer Gold, $4,379: “Absurd, but awesome.”

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Tutu Du Monde (for girls, age 4-7), $169: “The ultimate dress-up option.”

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Atsuyo Et Akiko Chateau Magic Wand, $44: “Pretty enough to frame.”

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Mackage Lorde Kids Coat (for kids, age 4-7), $450: “A so-cute-it-hurts parka.”

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Golden Goose Sneakers (for ages 12-14), $575: “14yos know Golden Goose?” (Wonder if Michelle will pick up a pair?)

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Fredericks & Mae Bocce Set, $320: “A cool take on an old-world game.”

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Hermes Avalon Blanket, $1,500: “If only we could buy these in bulk.”

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Diamond Thickie, $12,000: “We’d take anything from Esque, most notably this one-0f-a-kind, insanely expensive vase.”

Hopefully she’s not reading all the mean tweets about her out-of-touch and elitist attitude on the internet.

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Michigan school replaces Heroes mural of Einstein and Mother Teresa with Oprah and Obama

The dictionary defines a “hero” or “heroine” as “A person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities.”

South Arbor Charter Academy is a free public charter school serving kindergarten through 8th grade in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

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Todd Starnes reports for Fox News, Nov. 13, 2014, that for years, boys and girls at South Arbor Charter Academy have been inspired by Heroes Hall – a corridor featuring murals that honored a diverse group of national and global heroes – including Albert Einstein, Gandhi, Mother Teresa, and the astronauts who were killed when the Space Shuttle Columbia exploded over Texas.

But many parents are furious after the principal had the murals replaced with paintings of Barack Obama, Oprah, Maya Angelou, Walt Disney, and Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. (

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Parent Craig Bergman said, “This is no longer a hall of heroes. Now we have a hall of celebrities.” Bergman said the school’s new mural really transforms the concept of what makes a person a hero: “The mere fact that you have talent doesn’t mean you are a hero. I want someone who made a life investment – perhaps they even sacrificed their life – so that our society and so our world could be a better place.”

Parent Todd Holliday said the new mural sends the wrong message to children in the K-8 school: “My biggest concern is my kid seeing these murals for the next four years – thinking they represent what a hero is. They might be successful business people but they aren’t really heroes.”

School spokesperson Jennifer Hoff said it was part of an intentional shift from “historical heroes” to “modern-day heroes” – “Heroes Hall has been a part of the school’s fabric for years. In fact, the old mural had been on the wall for at least 11 years. As with all things over time, it was showing its age from the activities of being an active school and needed some repair.”

Hoff said the new Heroes Hall is a “tangible way for students to see that despite circumstances in life, you can achieve great things through hard work, dedication, and the moral focus virtues” – virtues that emphasize “wisdom, respect, gratitude, self-control, perseverance, courage, encouragement, compassion and integrity.”

And the new heroes, she insists, embody those virtues: Rowling shows the children wisdom, Steve Jobs shows the children integrity, Oprah represents compassion, Disney represents courage, and Maya Angelou shows the children perseverance. As for Obama – well he shows the children encouragement because “Our goal all along is to encourage our students to believe in themselves, work hard and be brave enough to dream.”

Bergman said the principal appointed a blue-ribbon panel of four staffers to select who the new heroes should be: “There was no parental involvement. The principal of the school hand-picked and self-appointed (the group). Once they gave her their final decisions, she solely approved the list. Previously, it was very well-balanced and respected a lot of different thoughts. Instead, it’s become more of a political issue. There’s definitely a certain genre of pictures here.” Bergman says the celebrities who replaced the old heroes “may be some of the most influential people in American history, but they are not heroes.”

Kim Bondy, principal

Kim Bondy, principal

The principal of South Arbor Charter Academy is Kim Bondy.

  • Address: 8200 Carpenter Rd, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
  • Phone: 734-528-2821
  • Fax: 734-528-2829

~Eowyn

Russell Brand kicks off his ‘revolution’ with protest over billionaire property developers – conveniently ignoring the fact he is a multi-millionaire

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Daily Mail: He may have shelled out £1.4million ($2,216,201 US) on a Hollywood Hills mansion. But self-styled revolutionary Russell Brand decided he was the right man to lead a protest against inflated house prices in a fashionable area of London which he frequents.

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Dressed as a street urchin, the comedian led his first action against Britain’s richest MP Richard Benyon and his brother Edward after their family firm bought a housing estate and inflated the rent. More than 90 households within The New Era Estate in Hoxton, East London, fear the plan to charge ‘market rents’ will treble their bills.

The star, who is worth £9million ($14,247,007 US), invited people to join him for a day of ‘Dickensian fun’ to protest against the ‘three Scrooges’ – Boris Johnson and the Benyon brothers. He was seen attaching a fake eviction notice to a Benyon Estate property and hanging a banner which said ‘social housing not social cleansing’ to the scaffolding.

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‘As you know property developers – in partnership with corrupt, inept or lazy politicians – have created a housing crisis for ordinary people all over the world,’ he said on his website. ‘I bet your rent is soaring; I bet you are finding it hard to pay. It’s especially bad in cities, and for this first action we want to focus on London.

‘In Hoxton, East London there is a diabolical situation that we need your help with. The New Era estate provided affordable homes for ordinary working families (they ain’t that ordinary I hang out with em – some of em are right weirdos). ‘Then unfortunately (and I’m partly to blame by moving in and being so cool) Hoxton became ‘trendy’.

‘That’s when the old Etonian Edward Benyon (brother of richest Tory MP in Britain Richard Benyon), along with billion dollar American property firm Westbrook, purchased the property. ‘They backtracked on the deal to keep the estate as affordable housing.’

At least 100 people turned up to the first stage of his revolution, which had a heavy police presence.

idiot3The left-wing comedian’s new Revolution book has enjoyed monumental sales – earning the star and his publishers a staggering £230,000 ($364,090 US) in just 11 days.

But the sales figures may further fuel his reputation as ‘a champagne socialist’ – after he ducked out of left-wing demonstrations in London to head to an exclusive celebrity-packed West End party.

Two days before the ‘peaceful’ protest, he wrote on his website: ‘Dress up as a pauper or an urchin – pretty soon you’ll have no choice if they get their way – and support The New Era residents whose demands are simple – to stay in the homes they’ve worked to make their own at the rent that was agreed.

‘I’ll be there – I’m either going as Fagin or Elephant Man – I know he wasn’t a Dickens character, he was a real bloke, but he was Victorian and he was exploited.’

The tables were turned on Russell Brand earlier this week after Twitter users started using a Blur song to mock him on the internet. Whenever the outspoken 39-year-old posted messages online in recent days his remarks have been met with the response ‘Parklife’ – the name of one of band’s best known hits.

This is because Twitter user Dan Barker posted a line from the comedian’s book and remarked that his writing ‘feels like someone is about to shout “PARKLIFE!” at the end of every sentence’.

Berkshire MP Benyon is a director of his family’s 300-year-old Englefield Estate, which owns 20,000 acres of land from Hampshire to Scotland. Its portfolio includes the 250-property Benyon Estate in East London which is now a ‘minority shareholder’ in the flats on the New Era Estate. His brother Edward Benyon confirmed the family was part of the consortium that snapped up the social housing.

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Obama’s FCC turns blind eye to network TV porn of fisting, anal sex & penis jokes

There is no end to the depths to which American popular culture sinks.

Now it’s network TV, in a bid for ratings, resorting to smut in prime time — all aided and abetted by the Obama administration’s Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that’s supposed to regulate the air waves.

Leslie Goldberg reports for The Hollywood Reporter (THR), Oct. 5, 2014, that nearly two months into TV’s fall season, the Big 5 networks are pushing new boundaries with jokes about anal sex, “fisting,” penises, never-heard-of sex positions, and teen masturbation, which Parents Television Council president Tim Winter says are “absolutely inappropriate for primetime broadcast television. The networks are able to do that with few, if any, fines from the FCC.

[Note: For the blessedly innocent who don't know, "fisting" is the unbelievably perverse homosexual sex act of thrusting a fist into a man's anus.]

As examples:

Fox’s New Girl: The season premiere featured Zooey Deschanel repeatedly muttering “sex fist!” as an expression for the roommates’ quest to hook up at a wedding. Multiple fisting jokes followed. There were also episodes where the gang got stoned and Deschanel dated a guy with a micropenis (defined as an adult penis that’s less than 2.8 inches in length). “We got away with murder,” exec producer Brett Baer proudly told THR after the premiere. “We’ve given broadcast standards a run for their money.”

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Brett Baer

Fox’s The Mindy Project: Nearly an entire episode focused on Mindy Kaling and Chris Messina debating whether he “slipped” and attempted to “go in the back door” (anal sex). That led to discussions of sexual positions, including the “necktie,” “ascot” and “bagpipe.” [I have no idea what those positions are, nor will I find out. ~Eowyn]

Disney-owned ABC’s Scandal: The season opening had Kerry Washington and Scott Foley in an explicit entanglement on the beach. Weeks later, showrunner Shonda Rhimes, who defiantly said “I look forward to being censored,” brought “Eiffel Towering” to primetime when the president’s teenage daughter was caught on tape performing the lewd sex act that many had to Google.

[I had to google “Eiffel Towering” as well. It is downright disgusting. Urban Dictionary‘s definition: “Eiffel Tower” is when a woman is on her knees performing fellatio to a man standing, and another man is railing her from behind, thus the two men join hands above the woman to form what looks the Eiffel Tower.]

On Oct. 30, ABC aired a Scandal sex scene minutes after a Charlie Brown Halloween special aimed at children.

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Shonda Rhimes

ABC’s How to Get Away With Murder, another Shonda Rhimes show, featured a character saying, “He did things to my ass that made my eyes water” [more anal sex] and ended an episode with Viola Davis asking, “Why is your penis on a dead girl’s phone?”

Tim Winter says, “We have to start asking if some of these gray area instances really do cross the line. Hopefully, the FCC will levy a fine or two and let broadcasters know that the law is still in place and they have to respect it.”

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~Eowyn

Judges of conscience choose resignation over performing homosexual marriages

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Karen L. Willoughby reports for the Christian Examiner, Oct. 29, 2014, that six North Carolina district court judges have resigned rather than violate their Christian convictions by performing same-sex marriage ceremonies. They are:

  • Gayle Myrick of Union County
  • Gilbert Breedlove of Swain County
  • Bill Stevenson of Gaston County
  • Tommy Holland of Graham County
  • Jeff Powell of Jackson County
  • John Kallam Jr. of Rockingham County

About 670 magistrates serve in North Carolina, and by resigning the six give up a comfortable income, as well as standing in the community. Regarding next steps, all six say they are waiting on God to provide direction.

Same-sex marriages became legal in North Carolina on Oct. 10. That’s when the state’s ban on gay marriages was declared unconstitutional. North Carolina voters in 2012 had passed a state constitutional ban on gay marriages. But two federal judges overturned the ban and an existing state law restricting marriage to the joining of one man with one woman on the grounds that both were illegal under an earlier gay marriage ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Richmond, Va.

The Fourth Court of Appeals is one of 9 of 13 U.S. Courts of Appeal that is empaneled with a majority of Democrat appointees. Six of the 15 judges are appointees of President Obama, and another four were named by President Clinton.

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory said all state agencies would comply with the federal decision. State Senator Phil Berger asked the Courts to grant protections to officials who refused for religious reasons to perform same-sex ceremonies, but the request was denied. Instead, magistrates received a letter from Judge John Smith, director of the Administrative Office of the Courts reiterating the need to uphold the law, under penalty of law.

The six magistrates include four Southern Baptists, one Missionary Baptist and one Wesleyan. The decision to resign came quickly to them, not that it was easy. Each gave up much — the means for providing for their families, social status, the satisfaction of knowing they were doing something good for society, and the personal and professional relationships they’d built over time.

Gilbert Breedlove told the Christian Examiner, “None of that matters when it goes against the Word of God specifically. The Lord did so much for us and He requires His people to stand on His Word, and live in faith, and that’s what we’re doing. I’m just standing in faith to declare this is what the Lord has said. It’s my way of honoring God.”

Gayle Myrick said,”I believe marriage was ordained by God to be between a man and a woman. For me to do what the state said I had to do, under penalty of law, I would have to go against my convictions, and I was not willing to do that. I want to honor what the Word says.”

Bill Stevenson said God defines marriage in the Bible’s second chapter of Genesis as between a man and a woman: “I prayed about it; I asked for wisdom. I think our hearts have been led away by the cares of the world, our desires, and ultimately, our intense arrogance – our hubris – against the Lord. We’ve rejected the prime authority of the scriptures, something our Nation’s Founding Fathers, such as John Adams, knew better than to do. … In both the Old and New Testaments, homosexuality is something the Lord does not approve of, and since He doesn’t, I could not put the sanction of the state on a relationship that runs afoul of scripture.”

Tommy Holland said he resigned because he realized he could no longer do the job he was hired 24 years previously to do: “When the federal judges ruled that gay marriage was legal and North Carolina honors that, and part of a magistrate’s job is to perform marriage ceremonies, I knew I couldn’t honor that law. It’s against my belief. It’s against what the Bible says.” Holland doesn’t know what his future holds, but “I was raised Southern Baptist. God has always taken care of me.”

The six judges want it known they have no animosity, no ill will, toward people who live in a homosexual lifestyle.

Stevenson said, referencing Matthew 5:17-20, John chapter 14, 1 John 5:3, and Hosea 4:6, “I think one of the things we’ve lost as Christians is an understanding of the correct view of the moral commandments of the Lord, and how keeping them – by His grace – is required to demonstrate our love for Him. The concern I have is that America just needs to repent of many sins, not just this sin. ‘My people are destroyed from lack of knowledge.’ If we don’t know what the scriptures define as sin, how can we turn away from it?”

Breedlove said, “I’m just standing in faith to declare this is what the Lord has said. If they object, that’s fine; it’s between them and God.” But Christians need to know what God’s word says, and to do what God says. “I encourage Christians to stand on their faith and stand for what God’s word says. They will be standing on the truth, which will be displayed in their lives to the world.”

About people in a homosexual lifestyle, Breedlove said, “I can pray that God burden their hearts to change their lives. I think God can change any sinner. God has the power. He’s God!”

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Meanwhile, in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, Christian ministers Donald and Evelyn Knapp may face up to $1,000 in fines and six months in prison for refusing to perform same-sex weddings at their for-profit wedding chapel, The Hitching Post.

The Knapps have filed a preemptive lawsuit against the city. Their attorney Jeremy Tedesco explains, “Each day the Knapps decline to perform a requested same-sex wedding ceremony, they commit a separate and distinct misdemeanor, subject to the same penalties. Thus, if the Knapps decline a same-sex wedding ceremony for just one week, they risk going to jail for over 3 years and being fined $7,000. Right now they are at risk of being prosecuted. The threat of enforcement is more than just credible. The government should not force ordained ministers to act contrary to their faith under threat of jail time and criminal fines. The city is on seriously flawed legal ground, and our lawsuit intends to ensure that this couple’s freedom to adhere to their own faith as pastors is protected, just as the First Amendment intended.”

Pro-traditional marriage lobbyist Tony Perkins explains, “This is the brave new world of government-sanctioned same-sex unions — where Americans are forced to celebrate these unions regardless of their religious beliefs. Government officials are making clear they will use their government power to punish those who oppose the advances of homosexual activists.”

H/t Kelleigh and MomofIV

~Eowyn

Lena Dunham: NPD or just a whacko actress?

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dunhamNarcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) is a  personality disorder in which a person is excessively preoccupied with personal adequacy, power, prestige and vanity, mentally unable to see the destructive damage they are causing to themselves and to others in the process.

They have an exaggerated feelings of self-importance. They have a sense of entitlement and demonstrate grandiosity in their beliefs and behavior. They have a strong need for admiration, but lack feelings of empathy.

NPD is characterized by an over-inflated sense of self-importance, as well as dramatic, emotional behavior that is in the same category as antisocial and borderline personality disorders.

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Daily Mail: Celebrities who participated in an online campaign included Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling, and Ellen Page.

Earlier that same day, Lena posted a collage of all who had participated in the campaign, which revealed that Rashida Jones and America Ferrera all lent their star power. She captioned the montage: ‘These dream women stand for equality and justice. And they encourage you to vote November 4th.’

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For Kaling’s photo, Lena wrote: ‘The inimitable @mindykaling, a beloved voice for women and an angel in pink #iamwatching2014 #weheartplannedparenthood’. And for Poehler she made sure to pull a play on words, referencing her show Parks And Recreation: ‘The angel known as Knope #amypoehler #womenarewatching #weheartplannedparenthood’.

While Page got some love too: ‘More bold brave models tomorrow… But dream of Ellen Page tonight.’

Last month, Lena discussed her weight battle over the years telling People.com how she battled severe anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder because of unhappiness about her body as a child.

Her new book even has a whole chapter detailing the stringent food journal she kept in an attempt to lose weight when her acting career took off. She explained: ‘When I got out of college I thought, “What am I gonna do? No one’s gonna hire me, I’m a fat girl.“‘

‘My food intake was a hard thing to share publicly. A lot of my life and work is sort of about not succumbing to [those pressures], so it’s a little painful to go, “Oh but look, there was a time where this dominated every moment of every day”.’ Lena ended up in hospital at one point with ‘crazy stomach pains’ because of her restricted food intake, and consumption of laxative tea and coffee.

But the star says she now feels ‘special’ and credits her ‘incredibly supportive boyfriend’ Jack Antonoff, with helping her.

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This is the same girl who wrote in her new book about experimenting sexually with her younger sister. From Truth Revolt:

dunhamIn her newly published collection of personal essays, Not That Kind of Girl, Lena Dunham describes experimenting sexually with her younger sister Grace, whom she says she attempted to persuade to kiss her using “anything a sexual predator might do.” In one particularly unsettling passage, Dunham experimented with her six-year younger sister’s vagina. “This was within the spectrum of things I did,” she writes.

In the collection of nonfiction personal accounts, Dunham describes using her little sister at times essentially as a sexual outlet, bribing her to kiss her for prolonged periods and even masturbating while she is in the bed beside her. But perhaps the most disturbing is an account she gives of an episode that occurred when she was seven and her sister was one. Here’s the full passage (p. 158-9):

“Do we all have uteruses?” I asked my mother when I was seven.

“Yes,” she told me. “We’re born with them, and with all our eggs, but they start out very small. And they aren’t ready to make babies until we’re older.” I look at my sister, now a slim, tough one-year-old, and at her tiny belly. I imagined her eggs inside her, like the sack of spider eggs in Charlotte’s Webb, and her uterus, the size of a thimble.

“Does her vagina look like mine?” “I guess so,” my mother said. “Just smaller.”

One day, as I sat in our driveway in Long Island playing with blocks and buckets, my curiosity got the best of me. Grace was sitting up, babbling and smiling, and I leaned down between her legs and carefully spread open her vagina. She didn’t resist and when I saw what was inside I shrieked.

My mother came running. “Mama, Mama! Grace has something in there!”

My mother didn’t bother asking why I had opened Grace’s vagina. This was within the spectrum of things I did. She just on her knees and looked for herself. It quickly became apparent that Grace had stuffed six or seven pebbles in there. My mother removed them patiently while Grace cackled, thrilled that her prank had been a success.

Dunham describes the book as a “work of nonfiction” in which “some names and identifying details have been changed.” She also states that she considers herself an “unreliable narrator,” which gives her some wiggle room on the truth of her accounts. As National Review‘s Kevin D. Williamson notes, this passage is “especially suspicious.” Clearly Grace’s prank is done with the expectation of her older sister “poking around in her genitals. … There is no non-horrific interpretation of this episode.”

Does she have NPD? Probably. Would explain why she fully supports Obama.

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