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Liberalism is a mental disorder: Lena Dunham is a seriously messed up person

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This feminist and Clinton-lover falsely accused a man of rape.

And Dunham wrote in her book about experimenting sexually with her younger sister.

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Now the Dunham proggie is facing major backlash from her antics over the weekend. She is one messed up womyn…

From Daily Mail: Lena Dunham faced a backlash on Twitter after a ‘racist’ tweet she posted five years ago resurfaced this week. The 30-year-old Girls star was blasted on Friday by Twitter users for the tweet that has been branded as ‘gross’ that she had posted back in July 2011.

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‘An uncool thought to have: “is that guy walking in the dark behind me a rapist? Never mind, he’s Asian,”‘ Dunham’s tweet read.

While it is not clear what caused the tweet to circulate on Friday or the context behind it, many were left angered by her thoughts.

‘Wow Lena, way to deny Asian men’s agency,’ one user responded. ‘From an Asian woman: Dear @lenadunham the turds from your a**hole brain are getting boring,’ another wrote.’

One user called her out saying she could not be so lost in her ‘white privilege’ that she thought the remark was funny, adding the hashtags ‘racist, problematic and you know better.’ ‘You carry yourself as a shining beacon of feminist smarts, many follow you, then you tweet this,’ another user wrote.

One user also backhandedly mocked the star’s HBO series Girls for its lack of diversity. ‘Is that guy walking in the dark behind me in Girls? Never mind, he’s Asian,’ the user wrote.

Another tweeted, telling her to stay ‘racist’ and that ‘Donald Trump would be proud.’ Several people also told Dunham she should delete her account.

Dunham and the man who wasn't interested in her, Odell

Dunham and the man who wasn’t interested in her, Beckham

Dunham has not addressed the ordeal which comes as she has apologized to New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. for making ‘narcissistic assumptions’ about his motivations in an article published on Friday on her website Lenny Letter.

In the article in which she was in discussion with Amy Schumer about the most recent Met Gala, Dunham said she was seated near Beckham, who she claimed was looking at his cellphone instead of her because he found her sexually unappealing.

Shockingly, Beckham did not find this womyn appealing...

Shockingly, Beckham did not find this womyn appealing…

Dunham apologized on Saturday on her social media accounts, saying she projected her personal insecurities onto the football star and presented them as facts.  She said she and Beckham have never met and, ‘after listening to a lot of valid criticism’ understands that it is wrong to ascribe misogynistic thoughts to a stranger.

Beckham has not acknowledged Dunham’s original comments or apology on his social media accounts.


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Dunham’s “apology“:

“I owe Odell Beckham Jr. an apology,” she said in a statement posted on Instagram on Saturday afternoon. “Despite my moments of bravado, I struggle at industry events (and in life) with the sense that I don’t rep a certain standard of beauty and so when I show up to the Met Ball surrounded by models and swan-like actresses it’s hard not to feel like a sack of flaming garbage.

This felt especially intense with a handsome athlete as my dinner companion and a bunch of women I was sure he’d rather be seated with,” she continued. “But I went ahead and projected these insecurities and made totally narcissistic assumptions about what he was thinking, then presented those assumptions as facts. I feel terrible about it. Because after listening to lots of valid criticism, I see how unfair it is to ascribe misogynistic thoughts to someone I don’t know AT ALL. Like, we have never met, I have no idea the kind of day he’s having or what his truth is.

But most importantly, I would never intentionally contribute to a long and often violent history of the over-sexualization of black male bodies- as well as false accusations by white women towards black men,” she said. “I’m so sorry, particularly to OBJ, who has every right to be on his cell phone. The fact is I don’t know about his state of mind (I don’t know a lot of things) and I shouldn’t have acted like I did.”

Don’t forget, the Obama’s let their daughter Malia intern on this self-obsessed, racist womyn’s show, Girls.

A "meaningful message" Dunham created for her show Girls

A “meaningful message” Dunham created for her show Girls

They must be so proud.

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Stop Tweeting Your #Firstsevenjobs

Why?

Because according to the Slate author, “It’s just a way to disguise your privilege.”

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From Slate: August is the dullest month. Offices across the land sit half empty. It’s too hot to do anything outside. There’s nothing good on TV. (Even the Olympics, which ostensibly rescue us from indoor boredom every four Augusts, are largely boring. Dressage?) And so we denizens of the internet attempt to entertain ourselves the only way we know how: by playing stupid hashtag games on Twitter.

Last week’s was even stupider than usual. Social media users employed the hashtag #firstsevenjobs alongside straightforward, unadorned lists of their actual first seven jobs. The hashtag originated with singer-songwriter Marian Call, who told Marketplace, “I like this hashtag because it’s really individual, it’s about each person’s really tiny journey and you get to see thousands of strangers reflecting on that.”

With all due respect to Call, who is probably a wonderful musician, #firstsevenjobs is a very bad hashtag. For one thing, no one can agree on what the hashtag actually is: You’ll get hundreds of results whether you search #firstsevenjobs, #myfirstsevenjobs, #first7jobs, #myfirst7jobs, or #1st7jobs. (For some reason, #my1st7jobs didn’t really catch.) The whole point of a hashtag is that it can be used to organize disparate tweets into a single stream; that doesn’t work if no one can agree on whether numbers ought to be expressed as numerals or words. (This problem afflicts the recently trending #fav7films, too. Perhaps it’s time for Twitter to collectively adopt AP Style rules: Spell out single-digit numbers, but use numerals for numbers 10 and above.)

For another thing, #firstsevenjobs—my preferred, AP-approved rendering—encourages navel-gazing of the most boring variety. Granted, posting on social media is inherently self-indulgent, but this hashtag doesn’t even encourage people to be creative or funny in tooting their own horns. You might learn interesting factoids about celebrities by searching the hashtag—Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda started out operating the slush machine at his aunt’s store! Writer Erik Larson used to wash pig sperm out of laboratory glasses! Actress Kerry Washington worked at The Limited!—but the average Twitter user’s #firstsevenjobs tweet is unlikely to interest anyone beyond his or her mother.

But what really bothers me about #firstsevenjobs is the ideology it reflects. #Firstsevenjobs promotes the ideal, as old as America, of the self-made man who creates his own destiny through hard work. The archetypal #firstsevenjobs tweet begins with a few humble, menial jobs—babysitting, retail work, slush-machine operating—and culminates in glory. Even if the seventh job on the list isn’t anything to write home about, the tweeter’s bio will demonstrate that she has overcome adversity to attain an interesting, lucrative, or high-powered career. “What is compelling about this snapshot of career trajectories is that it, by nature, emphasizes a career as a journey and not necessarily the logical result of a blinkered, do what you love mantra,” writes Adam Chandler in a piece praising the hashtag at the Atlantic. “It also implicitly belies and discourages narratives fashioned by nepotism and privilege.”

It’s true that the hashtag discourages narratives of privilege, but that doesn’t mean those narratives aren’t true! #Firstsevenjobs obscures the extent to which the socioeconomic status we are born into shapes our career potential. In fact, it seems designed to make people feel smug about pulling themselves up by their bootstraps, even though their career success probably had more to do with luck than with hard work or determination. #Firstsevenjobs is an optimistic hashtag, but also an unrealistic one.

Social mobility in America has been stagnant for 50 years, even as the gap between rich and poor widens. A 2009 study comparing the U.S. to several Western European nations, Australia, and Canada found that “there is a stronger link between parental education and children’s economic, educational, and socio-emotional outcomes than in any other country investigated.” There are plenty of possible reasons for this—the high cost of college, the frayed social safety net, the death of unions—but the upshot is that the social caste you are born into is more relevant to where you end up than your first seven jobs. A more illustrative hashtag, in my opinion, would be #myparentsjobs, which would reveal the extent to which social status and income potential remain fixed from one generation to the next. (And it shouldn’t surprise anyone that most people’s first seven jobs were humble. The jobs that teenagers and young adults take are almost by definition unskilled jobs, whether they’re rich or poor.)

Read the rest of this diatribe here.

h/t Twitchy

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Ellen DeGeneres defends herself against racism allegations over Usain Bolt photo

Some people have no sense of humor.

The offensive image...

The offensive image…

From MSN: Ellen DeGeneres is responding to accusations of racism she’s received since posting an edited photo of herself and Usain Bolt to her Twitter account.

“I am highly aware of the racism that exists in our country,” DeGeneres wrote on Tuesday. “It is the furthest thing from who I am.”

The image that sparked the controversy depicts DeGeneres on the back of the Jamaican sprinter as he finished first in the men’s 100m event at the Rio Olympics on Sunday. “This is how I’m running errands from now on,” DeGeneres captioned the photo.

The original photograph, which shows Bolt looking back and smiling as he is well ahead of his competitors in the semifinals, went viral following the race.

Though DeGeneres is known to use her Twitter account to jokingly insert herself in popular images, a number of people found this instance to be a step too far. People on Twitter quickly responded to the edited photograph with disdain, writing that the image has “ugly connotations” and lamenting that the edited photo seems to equate Bolt with “a common mule.”

Some of the Twitter replies:

  • @TheEllenShow so the first thing that pops in your head when looking at this pic is “oh let me jump onto his back like he’s a common mule”?”
  • @TheEllenShow @usainbolt So riding on his back like a mule, a horse as some form of property is fun to you…”
  • @TheEllenShow despite its intentions this pic has ugly connotations comin from a rich white lady”

Everything is raaaaaaaaacist these days. Sigh…

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Black activist threatens riots if Trump wins

Tef Poe is a rapper and a prominent #BlackLivesMatter activist.

According to Daily Media, “Poe is by no means a nobody,” having appeared in innumerable articles charting the rise of “Black Lives Matter” (BLM) and is credited with coining the phrase, “This ain’t your grandparents’ civil rights movement.” The rapper was one of the co-founders of Hands Up United, a “social justice” organization that emerged after the death of Michael Brown which was responsible for coordinating large BLM protests in the St. Louis area.

He calls himself WarMachineIII on Twitter:

TefPoe

On March 16, 2016, Poe tweeted a message for “white people,” threatening “riots everywhere” if Donald Trump wins the presidency. Here’s the tweet:

TefPoe tweet

Poe followed up with another threat:

“Trump wins aint no more rules fammo. We’ve been too nice as is.”

A day after, Poe deleted his tweet, claiming that he had never made the threat and that he’s been slandered.

TefPoe tweet1

The problem, of course, is that although he deleted his violent tweet of March 16, others had captured screenshots of it and called him out on his lie. Below is one  by tweeter LucidHurricane:

TefPoe called out on his lie

SJW = Social Justice Warrior

H/t ZeroHedge

#BlackLivesMatter

See also:

~Eowyn

Indonesia Bans Homosexual Emojis on Messaging Apps

Where’s the outcry from liberals? Oh wait, they defend Islam while bashing Christianity. Move along…

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From Yahoo: In the latest crackdown on gay rights in Indonesia, the government has demanded all instant messaging apps remove same-sex emoticons or face a ban in the Muslim-majority country.

The emojis – which are available on the popular apps LINE and Whatsapp as well as Facebook and Twitter – depict same-sex couples holding hands and the rainbow flag, commonly used to symbolize the LGBT community.

“Such contents are not allowed in Indonesia based on our cultural law and the religious norms and the operators must respect that,” Ismail Cawidu, spokesman for the Communication and Information Ministry, told AFP Friday.

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He said of particular concern was that the colorful emojis and stickers could appeal to children. “Those things might be considered normal in some Western countries, while in Indonesia it’s practically impossible,” he said.

Cawidu said the ministry had contacted all companies that used such content, including Twitter and Facebook, and failure to comply with the request to remove the emojis could lead to the apps being banned in Indonesia.

LINE Indonesia has already removed its gay emojis from online stores and issued an apology. “LINE regrets the incidents of some stickers which are considered sensitive by many people,” the messaging app said in a statement. “We ask for your understanding because at the moment we are working on this issue to remove the stickers.”

While homosexuality is not illegal in Indonesia, the topic remains a controversial subject. In January, the University of Indonesia told a support group providing sex education and counseling for LGBT students that they did not have permission to hold meetings on campus. And last year Aceh, the only province in Indonesia which implements sharia law, introduced caning as a punishment for gay sex.

Prominent gay activist Hartoyo said the move to ban the emojis was symptomatic of a wider crackdown on LGBT rights. “This is just the latest in a series of incidents that have happened recently,” he said. “The government has let this ignorance go on for far too long and it has put our nation in danger.”

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Tweeter wants you to make this disgusting “lincoln” pic go viral

A nobody named Joe Bernstein (@basher) is on Twitter. Joe Bernstein On March 24, 2015, Bernstein flatulated this tweet to his 2,694 followers, of a fat naked man engaged in an obscene act with the head of a statue, with the message:

please, for the love of god, help me make #lincolning go viral

Bernstein tweet By #lincolning, Joe Bernstein is referring to the obscene act that the chubby naked guy was doing to what Bernstein thinks is the statue of President Abraham Lincoln in the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

In other words, Bernstein is applauding and encouraging the desecration of President Lincoln.

Sadly, Bernstein is mistaken. The statue isn’t that of Abraham Lincoln.

It’s the statue of Alexander Graham Bell in the front portico of the Bell Telephone Building of Brantford, Ontario, Canada. Lincoln Memorial & Alexander Graham Bell Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922) is the Scottish-born scientist, inventor, engineer and innovator who is credited with inventing the first practical telephone.

And so, both the tubby man and Joe Bernstein (assuming Bernstein isn’t the fat naked guy himself) are actually dissing the statue of the inventor of the telephone. facepalm

Bernstein calls himself a “reporter for BuzzFeed.”

facepalm ~Éowyn

A Little Brain Game.

points awarded for lack of coffee.  :)

Why is our little fox so puzzled? Can you find all of his friends in this beautiful puzzle by Currier & Ives:

OH click pic for a better view!!!!

Fox in forest

I found this here.

www.moillusions.com/2013/05/puzzled-fox-optical-illusion.html

It’s a FaceBook Page and you can either play there😥  or here.😆

~Steve~