Okay, I don’t hate Jetpack

Okay, I don’t hate Jetpack

I just hate the latest version.  What happened is that the connection between my two self-hosted sites and WordPress.com broke.  I was able to see my stats in the browser and in the iOS apps, but I wasn’t able to see posts in the iOS app and drafts would fail to save.  My only alternative was to use the site admin dashboard to post, which is fine, but I’m traveling later this month and I’d really like to be able to use the iOS apps.

I did get some help from the Jetpack tech support, but I figured out a solution on my own – I downloaded an older version of the plugin and installed it manually.  You can download older versions of plugins by going to the WordPress plugin repo, choosing the Advanced view and scrolling down to a pull-down menu that gives you access to previous stable releases and some old beta releases.  Download the last stable release that a) works with your version of WordPress and b) one that obviously worked properly.

So, despite the content of my two blogs – me being ostensibly conservative and all – they were helpful so far, and I thank them and commend them for it.

Don’t Make Me Laugh

Don’t Make Me Laugh

To be honest, I can’t really laugh at this.  So, the director of the film Desire has gone on record defending the scene, claiming that the mothers of the two actresses were on set when it was filmed, and that the girls didn’t know what they were doing, exactly.  There is even, supposedly, a “making of” program showing how the scene was filmed.

I had wanted to bring this up in the earlier post, but didn’t want to edit it, as I’d have to edit the Medium post too, and I’m lazy.  I am not proud of that.  Perhaps it worked out for the best.

This is the director’s statement, copied from Variety’s article:

“Despair” is a film. When we see a shark eating a woman on film, no one thinks the woman really died or that the shark was real. We work in a world of fiction; and, for me, before being a director comes being a father.

Of course this scene was filmed using a trick, which was that the girls were copying a cowboy scene from a film by John Ford. The girls never understood what they were doing, they were just copying what they were seeing on the screen. No adult interacted with the girls, other than the child acting coach. Everything was done under the careful surveillance of the girls’ mothers. Because I knew this scene might cause some controversy at some point, there is “Making Of” footage of the filming of the entire scene.

Everything works inside the spectators’ heads, and how you think this scene was filmed will depend on your level of depravity.”

Oh, so WE’RE the depraved ones!  You have a little girl riding a pillow in a very, very sexual manner and we’re depraved for pointing it out?  Why the fuck is this scene in the film anyway, if you’re so fucking virtuous?

And pardon me, but I think this guy is full of shit.  How do we know the girls were ignorant of what they’re doing?  I am not about to track down the “making of” feature for this film, because I don’t even want to watch that.

I also love how Variety just had to point out that Megan Fox, one of the first to report this issue, is a “conservative” commentator.

Anyway, it doesn’t matter if they knew what they were doing or not.  The fact remains is that the director coached them into doing this, and filmed it.  Even more horrifying – their mothers allegedly watched this happen and said nothing.  A lot of sexually abused children end up doing stuff while not understanding what it is they’re doing.  That doesn’t absolve the abusers.

Netflix isn’t doing anything, and the mainstream media is still largely ignoring the issue.  Of course.

Since the r/pizzagate subreddit was banned, people have moved over to Voat.  There’s some interesting discussion in two different threads:

Diego Kaplan defending Netflix and his film ‘Desire’
Netflix under investigation for streaming disturbing child pornography scenes

Kiddie porn? In my Netflix?

Kiddie porn? In my Netflix?

This has been a story for a couple of days, and it has gone just as you would expect it to have gone. Leftists ignore it, and those that don’t ignore it (a tiny minority) claim that there’s nothing wrong with it. People who call themselves right-wingers are saying that this is a nothingburger, and that we’re all a bunch of hopeless prudes, because children are sexual beings, doncha know?

I am, of course, talking about a film called Desire. It is available on Netflix for US users. Allegedly, the film’s opening scene depicts a very young girl — ten or eleven years old — riding a pillow as if it were a horse, and having an orgasm, of which sparks concern in her sister, who calls for her mother. In context, it’s supposed to be the depiction of a girl’s very first orgasm, it’s supposed to be “accidental” and is there for comic relief.

Even in this context, this scene is flat out disgusting. Sure, there’s probably worse, but we can’t brush this off simply because there’s worse. Uh, that’s a problem. A huge problem. If people had raised a fuss when these worse films were released, perhaps there wouldn’t be a problem today. But no, none of you perverted clowns breathed a word about films like Pretty Baby and Blue Lagoon, presumably because you didn’t want to be labeled a prude. As if there were something bad about being a prude. I’ve never understood that. I’d rather be a prude than a whore. Prudes generally don’t have STDs. I’m not interested in having gonorrhea or syphilis.

So, this film is called Desire in the US, and its original title is Desearás al hombre de tu hermana. It is from Argentina, and these Central and South American countries (including Mexico) seem to be more…comfortable with very young children being sexualized. The synopsis is pretty simple:

“Lucía and Ofelia, two sisters, finally meet after 7 years at Lucia’s wedding. But when Juan, Lucia’s husband, and Ofelia meet, they feel like a disruptive fantasy have enchanted their minds and bodies…”

I tried looking for the names and profiles of the actresses that played the young sisters in the infamous scene, and they aren’t listed on the IMdb page.

This reminds me of another film I watched a few years ago, called Towelhead. It is a film about some girl from the Middle East moving in with her father (who is from the Middle East; her mother is white and they’re divorced). She ends up having a very disturbing and abusive relationship with the US Army soldier living on her street. In one scene, she’s in the soldier’s house (she is kind of friends with his son, I think) and ends up looking at his porn collection. She fantasizes about being the girls she sees in his nudie magazines; she crosses her legs and moves in such a way that she ends up stimulating herself, and has an orgasm. The character is supposed to be fourteen or something, but the actress that played her was over the age of eighteen at the time that scene was shot, so nobody got up in arms over that.

I wanted to know if the actress in question was of age. Unfortunately, the IMDb page doesn’t even show them as being credited. I don’t know what the age of consent is in Argentina, and I don’t even know the actress’s name. Okay, I just looked it up at Wikipedia (I know) and this is what they had to say about it (there are no citations there, by the way):

“In Argentina, the age at which there are no restrictions for sexual activities is 18[citation needed], regardless of gender or sexual orientation[citation needed].”

You can read the rest here.

I have not watched the scene in question and I do not want to. I do have a Netflix account, and I did look it up to see if it was still there. The film is still there. It was released last year, by the way, so the young girls in the scene would only be a year or two older than they were when it was shot, depending on when the scene was shot. I first heard of this at PJ Media, of which has a screenshot from the scene, but their faces are obscured. You can see it here. I don’t even like looking at that screenshot. I have absolutely no desire to watch the scene or the whole film.

If this is legal in Argentina, that’s one thing. The film can just “stay” there. But here, that’s another story. I think the scene should be removed. Based on what I know of the film’s story, it is unnecessary anyway. The story can be told without it. Removing it wouldn’t change anything.

We shouldn’t be okay with this shit. We really shouldn’t, but even those supposedly on the right think it’s no big deal. We’re just prudes because the notion of a fucking ten year old child riding a pillow like a seasoned porn star squicks us out. Well, excuse the fuck out of me for having standards.

I hate Jetpack

I hate Jetpack

Somehow, my Jetpack installation is shot.  I cannot post using WordPress.com or the iOS app.  I cannot use iAWriter or anything that needs Jetpack to publish to draft.  I thought it might have been my theme, but I was wrong, and now all the customizations are gone because I stupidly changed themes.

I have a great post but it’s been written in Markdown.  I hope that the italics and links can be saved.  I am so angry right now.

What is wrong with these people?

What is wrong with these people?

Featured image By Marc NL at English Wikipedia (Transferred from en.wikipedia to Commons.) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

This is mostly a rhetorical question, but seriously, what is wrong with these people?

I’m sure you know all about the separation-of-families immigration hoax that the media’s been pushing for the past week and a half.  I am not going to debunk it – instead, I will link to two blog posts that do an excellent job of explaining just exactly what is going on and why the media is pushing this bogus story so hard:  Democrats and Media are Lying:  Behind the Phony ‘Family Separation’ Propaganda by Robert Stacy McCain and 13 Facts the Media Pros Don’t Want You To Know About Border Children by John Nolte at Breitbart.

Okay, so, predictably, Hollywood assholes – mostly raging has-beens who desperately need the publicity – have been freaking out over this phony propaganda.  ‘Freaking out’ is putting it very, very, very mildly.

Some ancient, has-been actor (who happens to be the brother of that traitorous hag-bitch commie whore Jane Fonda) has called for the punishment of the President’s young son Barron (hat tip Breitbart):

You may need to click on the picture in order to read it.  But yeah, this is his take on the issue.  Oh, and then he attacks Sarah Sanders:

And then goes after Kristjen Nielsen:

Ms. Nielsen and Ms. Sanders are adults, so as much as I find his comments utterly distasteful and insane, I really can’t say much more about them.  I’ve thought and said a lot of nasty things about leftists I hate, so I’d be a hypocrite to get too angry about it.  But Barron Trump?  He’s a kid!  He’s only eleven years old!  He probably has almost no concept of politics!

But you know why they go after his kid?  They do it to demoralize him.  It’s the same reason these cunts (and that’s precisely what they are, and I am not going to apologize for using strong language) went after Sarah Palin’s son Trig, who has Down’s Syndrome.  Oh, they said all sorts of nasty things about him.  He was just a freaking toddler back in 2008, when Palin ran for VP along with that jerk-wad John McCain (I deeply regret voting for that guy, I really do).  I believe that their goal is to traumatize the targets in question and traumatize the parents in order to scare them into retreating or otherwise capitulating to their demands.  Fortunately, both Palin and Trump are made of sterner stuff, and they – the President in particular – refuse to fall for this nonsense.  In fact, the First Lady has contacted the Secret Service about these insane threats.

So I have another question.  According to Twitter’s own rules, these tweets would be grounds for immediate suspension.  Oh, but Twitter is run by a complete asshole who also happens to be a huge hypocrite.  Therefore, only conservatives, alt-righters and Republicans lose their accounts.  Shitheads like Peter Fonda can call for the violent abuse of a fucking eleven year old kid and he gets to keep his account.  But I get salty with some no-name, pathetic wannabe ‘actress’ and my ass gets permanently banned.  Milo Yiannopoulos gets banned for something he didn’t even do, but these assholes get to merrily post their bullshit all day long and suffer absolutely no consequences.

As for the actual issue itself…I’d rather these ‘families’ be deported as soon as they’re detained.  According to the articles I’ve read about the subject, it seems that these so-called families might not even be separated for that long.  These kids cannot be placed in the same detention centers as adults.  When a minor commits a crime, they generally aren’t processed in regular courts nor are they sent to prisons with adults – they go through juvenile court and are sent to juvenile detention centers except in rare cases when the kid has committed a heinous crime, and then they’re tried as adults.  This wasn’t an issue during the Obama years or even the Bush years.  No, all of a sudden it’s an issue now because the left has been throwing an epic conniption fit for the past year and a half, all because their candidate didn’t win the 2016 election.

Oh, and another thing.  How can we be sure that these ‘families’ are indeed actual families?  These kids may not actually be traveling with their parents.  Even a few years ago I remember reading about parents that would send their kids to the US unaccompanied.  Once it was stated that families claiming asylum would have a greater chance of being let into the US, we started seeing all these kids along with adults.  Random adults could be choosing random kids to claim as their own simply to gain entry into the US.  And if they are truly ‘undocumented’ then there’s no proof as to whether or not they’re related, or what country they’re actually from.  So yeah, verifying their ‘story’ takes time.  That’s why they’re all in detention centers in the first place.  They can’t be, and shouldn’t be let into the country, although that’s precisely what the Democrats and their toadies in Hollywood want.

The Democrats want power, and they’ve decided to get power by gaining more votes.  That’s why they’re so gung-ho about opening our borders wide open.  These people coming over here want access to our insanely generous welfare system.  In exchange for this, they’ll loyally vote Democrat every time.  Get enough of them here, and they’ll outnumber the rest of us, therefore keeping the Democrats in power for decades to come.

I’m tired of them getting away with this crap.  I really am.

History made today

History made today

Photo by Sebastian Voortman from Pexels

I am just thrilled with what just happened today.  I really am.  I am cautiously optimistic about it, and I am very happy that all is well.

Now, if only North Korea could be free.  But these things take time.

Breitbart was kind enough to provide a full text of the document signed by the President and the dictator (heh):  Document Signed by President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un at Singapore Summit.  Read it and decide for yourself (oh, and be sure to turn on your ad-block.  Never browse the Net without an ad-blocker!).

I’m Not Dead

I’m Not Dead

Featured photo by Photo by Burak Kebapci from Pexels

So I clearly haven’t been keeping up with this blog lately, and for that I am sorry.  A lot of things have happened that I wanted to comment on, but didn’t.  There are two reasons for that – one, depression, and two, not having enough to say about whichever topic.

Things have been extraordinarily rough for me this past month, but I am managing to get through it.

I am also still hard at work on my novel, but it’s kind of a train wreck right now.

Two things I want to comment on, briefly, before ending this post.  One, the situation with Tommy Robinson is very scary.  I know, he had gotten himself into trouble previously and some asshole judge took it upon himself to exploit that to ensure that the British public remain in the dark about the Muslim rape gangs menacing innocent British girls.  The UK has no death penalty, but since the Muslims in their prisons are bloodthirsty maniacs, there’s a good possibility that Mr. Robinson may die in prison, and at their hands.  After all, some guy went to prison for leaving a bacon sandwich outside a mosque, and halfway into his one-year sentence he was found dead in his cell.  That’s insane, by the way, going to fucking prison for leaving a bacon sandwich anywhere for any reason.  So it’s okay to insult Christians but it’s not okay to insult Muslims?  I hate the left’s bullshit double standards.

Which brings me to the situation with Roseanne.  I didn’t watch her rebooted show, but I am sad it’s been cancelled.  I personally did not find her tweet offensive.  I hate Valerie Jarrett and I’d have far nastier things to say about that…that thing, but whatever.  And all Roseanne did was insult Valerie Jarrett, not all black people.  Furthermore, she apologized and deleted the tweet, and seemed rather sincere about it, given that she told people to refrain from defending her and that we shouldn’t boycott ABC over their decision to cancel her show.  In a normal world full of sane people, the apology would be accepted and perhaps her pay would be docked or something.  Now not only is she out of a job, but her castmates, who were totally innocent, are out of a job too.  Once again, the left’s double-standards are at play here, because people can say nasty things about the President, his wife, their kids, the Vice President, and the White House press secretary and get awarded their own Netflix show and whatever else, but talk shit about that bitch Valerie Jarrett and they wage holy jihad against you.

I fucking hate double standards.  Leftists are the absolute worst hypocrites on Earth.

Still Against Abortion, Regardless of What You Think

Still Against Abortion, Regardless of What You Think

Image Source:  Pixabay

I was browsing around the Internet and somehow found myself on the official website of a South African dance group that I listened to twenty years ago.  Predictably, the female member is totally pro abortion.  The page in question is here, and you’ll have to scroll down to see her comments on abortion, since she doesn’t know how to blog, I guess.

She has a questionnaire for those of us who are pro-life.  I do not call myself pro-life because I am not against the death penalty.  I am strictly anti-abortion, because it is the ending of an innocent life.

Oh, and before she demanded that all pro-lifers answer this questionnaire, she had this to say about abortion:

“I do feel that abortion is the ending of a life, rather than just a medical event. And, I am totally pro free, safe abortion for anyone who asks.

Okay, here is the questionnaire, and my answers.

1) How many ‘unwanted’ children have you adopted?

I have not adopted any children as of yet, because I am not financially capable of caring for a child.  I would like to adopt someday, however.  I feel that this is responsible.  If I were to fall pregnant, I would, however, have the child and I would probably raise the child myself.  Adopting is not like going to the store and purchasing an item.  Adopting in the US is apparently very expensive.  I can barely pay my student loans.  I certainly cannot afford to pay adoption fees.
2) How many children have you fostered?

See previous question.  I am not financially able to care for anyone but myself, unfortunately.  Deliberately fostering a child or adopting a child when I have so much debt would be irresponsible.
3) How many single teenage mothers who are not blood relatives have you taken into your home for a full year or more?

I don’t know any personally. I also don’t own a home, and I live with someone else.  It would be up to them as to whether or not I could take in a single teenage mother.  If I did own a home, I would.  I might not be able to pay for a lot of her expenses, but I’d let her live in my home for a year and try to help her get on her feet, or finish school.
4) How many hours per week do you spend volunteering at a facility for abused/abandoned children?

How many hours per week do you spend volunteering anywhere?  You’re awfully self-righteous.

I work for a living.  That’s my contribution.
5) What percentage of your annual income do you routinely donate to facilities for abused/abandoned children?

What percentage of your annual income do you routinely donate to any facility for anything whatsoever?  Tell me where you’ve volunteered and how much you’ve donated.  And it has to be for abused/abandoned children, not some abortion organization.  If you care so much about children, focus on helping children that are already alive, and stop focusing on killing innocent children.

All of this is irrelevant, because, as you just said, abortion is taking a life.  Absolutely nothing justifies taking a life short of murder.

I don’t like not being financially able to adopt children.  I am not proud of it.  But it’s reality.  I make sure I don’t get pregnant, and I don’t engage in any activity that might result in a pregnancy because right now, I cannot afford kids.  That’s the smart thing to do.  If you can’t afford contraception, you should refrain from any activity that might result in pregnancy.  That’s the smart thing to do.  But feminists like you are not interested in doing the smart thing.  Instead, you think with your cunt.

She finishes off with this:

Unless they can answer at least “one” (or more) to at least one (or more) of these five questions, as far as I am concerned they are not actually ‘pro-life’ but merely pro their own self-righteousness, and would be doing the world a great favour if they just went home and picked their noses instead.”

Sorry, but no.  You don’t get to tell me what to do, unless you’re interested in paying off all my student loans.  Then I might shut up about politics…maybe.  No guarantees.  Besides, I answered them, so therefore I have the right to speak up.

This woman, called Levannah, is just as self-righteous as she thinks pro-lifers are.  Perhaps more.  She expects us all to take in all the orphans of the world, regardless of our ability to actually care for them, simply because she’s fucking hooked on the “make them live up to their own rules” Alinsky tactic.

Besides, these arguments have no bearing on whether or not abortion is bad.  Instead, it’s nothing more than a logical fallacy – an ad hominem attack, an appeal to motive.  Instead of debating the merits of abortion, you attack your opponent.  Your logic is literally as follows:  “abortion must be good because pro-lifers are hypocrites who don’t care about the children we couldn’t kill in the womb.  They don’t care about those children because they don’t adopt all of them.”

But you yourself said that abortion is the taking of a life.  Whether I have adopted children or not does not change the fact that abortion is the taking of a life, nor does it have any impact on the validity of abortion whatsoever.

Plenty of pro-lifers have taken in the so-called ‘unwanted’ of the world.  She’d know that if she did any research whatsoever.

Oh, and one more thing. I used an image of a black baby because black babies are being slaughtered by Planned Parenthood, an organization founded by Margaret Sanger, who was, to put it bluntly, a racist bitch.  There are literally less black people in the United States thanks to Planned Parenthood.  No, I will never, ever, EVER fucking support Planned Parenthood nor will I ever support abortion.

To reiterate:  if you “feel” that abortion is taking a life, then your questions are complete and utter bullshit, and do not justify the taking of that life.  Call me self-righteous all you want.  I’ll just call you a selfish, genocidal murderer because that is precisely what you are.  I’ll take being self-righteous over that any day.

Never Apologize

Never Apologize

Sigh. I’m sure you’ve heard about this perfectly innocuous tweet by Laura Ingraham:

And, of course, Little Shit (that’s what I’m going to call him) lost his mind, got butthurt and whined to his backers at Media Matters to target Laura Ingraham’s advertisers. Her advertisers, grateful for the opportunity to sabotage another conservative and avoid any counterboycotts from right-wingers, quickly folded.

Caving to the pressure, she fucking apologized.

You never apologize to these people. EVER. Has she not learned from Donald Trump? You don’t apologize to liberals, and you certainly don’t apologize for telling the truth!

And I am absolutely not down with these hand-wringing conservatives (more like cuckservatives) boo-hooing about how she shouldn’t have said what hse said. Yes she absolutely fucking should have, because she was right and it was her right to do so. Nobody should have to lose their job over speaking their mind. That is grotesque and flat out wrong.

What she said was incredibly mild compared to what Little Shit has said:

So yeah, looks like Little Shit can dish it but he can’t take it. This is rather distrubing, though. This boycott of Laura Ingraham didn’t come from her stance on gun control (she’s against it, since she’s a conservative and all), but because she mildly taunted his stupid ass about not getting into all of the colleges he applied for. If he didn’t want anyone talking shit about his getting rejected from college, he shouldn’t have posted it on his Twitter feed. You make something public, it becomes fair game. Furthermore, I don’t see him apologizing for the shit he’s said about Marco Rubio, Dana Loesch and all Republicans.

Also, I would have gone further and mentioned that he likely didn’t get into those colleges because he’s white. That would have triggered him and his henchmen even more, which would have been more fun to watch.

Unfortunately, Laura Ingraham bent over and basically begged for punishment by apologizing to Little Shit, who, obviously, didn’t accept her apology because he has no class, manners or character. This is yet another reason why you don’t apologize.

She’s lost over a dozen sponsers for her show, and the left is crowing over this victory. It doesn’t say anything good about them when this stupid kid is so thin-skinned that he wants to ruin someone’s life simply because they said something less than nice.

Whitey must always be the bad guy

Whitey must always be the bad guy

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Well, well, well.  I guess Keira Drake’s (revised) novel will finally released this month.  I’ve been trying to get the “racist” copy of the novel but to no avail.  However, the Washington Post has published a little bit of the original, and compared it with the revised version in their report on the drama involving The Continent, Keira Drake’s debut novel.

First of all, let me state that I really cannot stand the Washington Post’s page design.  The quotes are blurred or obscured and are revealed as I scroll, then are obscured again as they scroll out of view.  Stupid.  The article, “How Keira Drake rewrote The Continent is quite revealing.  I would have posted an archive.is link, but the Washington Post are staffed full of assholes.  Rest assured, I made a PDF copy of the article and I sent it to my Kindle, AND I made an ePub copy of it thanks to an extension called dotepub, so I have several copies now, in case they change something or delete it or – and this is far likelier – put it behind a paywall.  Hey, you never know.

I’ve written about this before, and I am not sure if I actually predicted that this would happen, but I know I thought to myself, “they’re gonna make the bad guys white.”  And they did.

So it was never really about racism, it was about how brown people are always victims and never the victimizers.  If the antagonists being brown skinned is racist, how is changing them to be white people any less racist?  The notion that making a group of people the antagonists is somehow racist is utterly absurd anyway.

The author not only made the bad guys white and the good tribe brown, but also made the main character mixed race so as to avoid the white savior trope or the dark-skinned aggressor trope.

Okay, so let me get this straight – we’re not allowed to stereotype “marginalized” people.  But we are allowed to stereotype white people.  From where I sit, that’s still fucking racist.  Let me repeat that in bold:  that’s still fucking racist.

The author and the publishers fail by their own standards.  They just rearranged the deck chairs on the Titanic, but the ship is still fucking sinking.  It’s still racist by their flimsy, idiotic standards.

Oh, wait, that’s incorrect.  They’re racist by any intelligent person’s standards.  They are absolved of their racism due to the idiotic notion that only people in “power” can be racist.  This notion that black people or whoever don’t have any “institutional power” is complete bullshit and they know it.

This sorry situation only makes me that much more determined to self-publish my novel.  I’m having a hell of a time editing it because as of right now, it’s well over 300,000 words.  I cringe every time I think about it.  I am also angry with myself because the antagonist alien race in my novel are tall white humanoids.  However, I’m going to leave it like that, and when you read the novel, you’ll know why.  I promise, you’ll love it, especially given the Weinstein affair.

I still have her book preordered, although I could have sworn it said it would be released next year, not this year.  It might have been a glitch on GoodReads or something, because I remember looking at it and seeing the 2019 release date and going, “damn, they pushed it forward a third time?  Why not just cancel it and be done with it?”

Let this be a lesson for everyone – the SJWs will never be satisfied.  Never.  There’s no point in pleasing them – you’re only wasting your time.

EDIT:  Unf, there’s MORE!  The Vulture has republished an article (archive.is) originally published in the New York Magazine and it also has more information.  Also, more utter bullcrap so it really deserves its own post.  I might fisk it.  Oh, and some Native Americans (archive.is) are still not happy with the revised version.  As I said, they will never, ever be satisfied.