Jun 10 2014

TDS/TCR (When Harry Met Sally)


Goofus & Gallant

Spore Report

You’re very handy, I can tell. I bet you like to read a lot, too.

Print is dead.

Oh, that’s very fascinating to me. I read a lot myself. Some people think I’m too intellectual but I think it’s a fabulous way to spend your spare time. I also play raquetball. Do you have any hobbies?

I collect spores, molds, and fungus.

Below the fold Chrissie Hynde x 2 including Exclusive Web Extra!

Oh, and tonight’s shows and commentary.

Chrissie Hynde

This week’s guests-

The Daily Show

The Colbert Report

Philip K. Howard is on to whore his new book, The Rule of Nobody.  Be prepared to hate him.

Howard is the author of The Death of Common Sense (1994), a bestseller which chronicles how overly detailed law has similar effects as central planning; The Collapse of the Common Good (2002), which describes how fear of litigation corrodes daily interaction; and Life Without Lawyers (2009), which proposes rebuilding reliable legal boundaries to define an open field of freedom where people are free to focus on accomplishing their goals, not protecting themselves from legal interference. Howard is a periodic contributor to the op-ed pages of the New York Times, (t)he Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal, and serves as a correspondent for The Atlantic.com. He also regularly speaks at universities, judicial conferences, think tanks, and other conferences, and has testified before both houses of the U.S. Congress.

Howard has attracted broad support for his ideas. In September 2010, New York Times columnist David Brooks highlighted Howard’s work on “the responsibility deficit” and embraced his solution for a “great streamlining,” calling it “the crucial theme of the moment”. Howard’s speech at the 2010 TED conference was praised by TED’s current CEO, Chris Anderson, as “stunning” and something that he wished “every member of Congress, every Supreme Court justice would see”. Former New Jersey Senator Bill Bradley praised Howard’s Life Without Lawyers as “a real wake-up call from one of America’s finest public minds,” while Washington Post columnist George Will deemed it “2009’s most needed book on public affairs.” In November 2010, Howard was a guest on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, where he talked about starting a movement to streamline government and restore individual responsibility at every level of society.

Trial lawyers and consumer groups are Howard’s most vocal critics. They have accused him of having a “deep disregard for public use of the justice system” and favoring corporate over consumer interests. He has also been accused of offering a vision of American society that is too narrow, as [Dahlia Lithwick ] writes in her Newsweek review of Life Without Lawyers: “… the one thing scarier than a bus full of lawyers is a bus without them.”

In short, just another conservative, neolib, Villager who thinks us pesky peons have too many rights.  Or even shorter- an elitist asshole.

Sexless marriage  is an oxymoron that would only occur to male chauvanists and their socially conditioned slaves in a Patriarchal society who think that there can be no relationship between women and men not based on lust.

Pardon my French but fuque that noise.  I work with women all the time who I am not the least bit attracted to sexually and you know what?  I treat them as equal partners, not objects of desire.  By the way, totally ‘tro (not that it matters or is wrong, but not a dream or a fantasy ever).

This demeaning of women, subjugating them and assigning them to second place because everyone should worship my enormous phallus is just as reprehensible as racism or any other form of bigotry, perhaps more so because it’s the last to be called out.  Even Disney, as I’ve said many times before, while remarkably open to inter-racial relationships constantly acculturates women to a subservient position.

Esther Perel is a Quisling, an Uncle Tom.  Be prepared to hate her too.


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