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I call Poe.
Only trolls use the name Susie.
6/8/2012 7:20:55 PM
6/8/2012 8:38:00 PM
Oh please, my step nephew knows the difference between boys and girls and he's only 5.
6/8/2012 8:44:37 PM
Threatened by shop mannequins?
You must've taken that episode of Doctor Who a bit too seriously.
6/9/2012 1:22:37 AM
@Hoplite: savagesusie is a well-known non-troll fundie.
6/9/2012 1:40:06 AM
But in other stores (and even the lingerie section of Macy's) the female mannequins have visibly erect nipples. I remember first seeing them about 15 years or so and was struck by a mixture of perverse thoughts and a questioning of why they were needed on the mannequins in the first place.
(note that I willingly and gladly embrace all of my perverse thoughts)
Oh, and Susie, since you've obviously never read either BNW or 1984, I have a third dystopian book for you not to read; it's a generation older than both of these books and both Orwell and Huxley were on the record as stating that it inspired them: We, by Evgeny Zamiatin.
6/9/2012 4:05:29 AM
i think i herped so hard i derped reading that... thanks susie for completely missing the point once more!
6/9/2012 5:05:57 AM
Xotan is an Irishman living in France. What happens in America doesn't really affect him, which explains why he rarely brings it up. I rarely mention the faults of other, worse countries, for the same reason. But since I live in America, the antics of the GOP affect me directly. If they win in November, then ultra reactionary theocrats will be in power for 24 out of 36 years, or two-thirds of the time from 1981 to 2017. They've already nearly succeeded in making the US a Third World perversion of other Western countries, so they might finish the job if the Teabaggers win even one more time. Unfortunately, since the Democrats have no machine to keep politicians in power the way the Republicans do, even if Obama wins reelection it'll take decades for the US to have the same values of Europe, viz. universal health care, restrictions on corporate power, proportional representation, pacifism, opposition to torture, love of science, secularism (such that atheists are anything but the most hated minority) environmentalism, and equal rights for minorities in practice instead of just in theory. I cannot tolerate any more people in other countries, completely accurately, criticizing my country for being eighty years behind in the most basic of human rights, so if I am not going to live to see America improve its reputation and foreign and domestic policies, I will simply leave.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't We anticommunist? I know that Ayn Rand's
plagiarism adaptation was explicit about that, and we all know that Susie is gay for Ayn.
6/9/2012 7:04:48 AM
Note all the push for little girls to be boys to be girls—or whatever.
What push? Savagesusie mustn't know many little girls if she hasn't seen them nowadays running around dressed like fairies and princesses. She should read "Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture" by Peggy Orenstein. Orenstein refers to the "new culture of pink and pretty" among ever-younger girls.
6/9/2012 8:23:05 AM
@ Brendan Rizzo
Brendan,What come across from your postings is a kind of negativity and despair of the future of your country. A positive would be to work for change rather than cut and run. Yours is a young, proud country that currently has some very bad distortions. Theory and practice don't mesh, especially in the field of religious belief and the constitution. Still, there is so much that is good that must never be overlooked. I would stick my neck out and suggest that your recent postings could have been better balanced. Nevertheless, I do enjoy reading you.
6/9/2012 9:32:48 AM
It is not your country I criticise. More the systems in place that will determine what America becomes. It has changed dramatically over lifetime. It is no longer the country that was so admired when I was a kid. However, every country has the right to be as it chooses. But that does not mean I would afree with everything it is becoming. There are things that will be positive, some that will be (to me) negative. The problem is the balance between them. There is also the question of perspective - from without and within. From within there is patriotism. But the definition of patriotism can change and can be used cynically by groupings to further an agenda. Perhaps this is easier to see from without. But matters have tilted now to the point where I hold there is a social dichotomy that harks back to Europe pre WW I. Am I overstating the matter? It appears more and more that society is being divided into the haves and the have-nots: that the inherent pride and patriotism that made America great is being managed to ensure compliance with the will of the 'haves' Religion is managed. The Bush regime was a mnix of politics and religion. Is there any politician that is not rich? It's a good barometer of the social wellbeing of a nation. Or, would an atheist be elected president? Bear in mind that there is to be no religious test, and that the constitution is supposed to ensure religion and politics are separate.
Americans I know, some I am honoured to call friends, are slowly becoming aware that solutions are needed for the good of the country. I think they would agree with my analysis, but they don't seem to be able to find answers. Like Brendan, they are more negative than positive. Something needs to be done to revitalise the US and get all elements into a proper balance where no ism is allowed to override greater needs of the country.
6/9/2012 9:33:37 AM
6/9/2012 11:04:19 AM
Fundies Make Me Sick
Again, what the hell? Where do these idiots come up with this shit?
6/9/2012 12:14:59 PM
@Brendan, it was anti-Totalitarian. Insomuch as fascism hadn't really come into being at the time of its writing, it's anti-communist, yes. But the parallels between We and 1984 (especially) and BNW (not quite as strongly) are not to be ignored.
Of course, all three call out hypocrisy in political leadership quite strongly.
6/9/2012 1:46:17 PM
What's Marxism got to do with a capitalist shop...oh wait Savagesusie...everything is MARXISM! to this woman...as a socialist I really wish we had as much influence as the Right says we do...
6/9/2012 9:51:06 PM
"Strange. I've never seen any mention of such in "The Communist Manifesto" and "Das Kapital"."
For all the talk about Marxists destroying the family, in the Manifesto Marx actually claims that capitalism is destroying the family. So the recent decline of the family these guys are banging on about was actually predicted by Marx. XD
6/9/2012 9:58:43 PM
Or....and this sounds a little crazy, I know....maybe Macy's wants to sell clothes to both men AND women. It's a big money making conspiracy!
6/9/2012 10:11:34 PM
How would making men and women interchangeable destroy the family unit? If it's still two people raising children together, it's still a family unit.
Oh, why am I even bothering to apply reason to someone who thinks Macy's manikins are a sign of a Marxist conspiracy?
6/13/2012 5:10:12 PM
Savagesusie is undoubtedly insane.
I pity her, even as I loathe her.
6/14/2012 5:35:01 AM
Gotta love Susie! She never let's me down!
BTW, read Brave New World ages ago...I'm pretty sure Macy's was never mentioned.
6/15/2012 2:00:15 AM
I'd rather say it's cheaper and easier to buy one set of manikins which can work as both male dolls and female dolls, depending on what kind of clothes you put on them.
No need for Marxism, which is an economy system.
6/15/2012 3:01:27 AM
9/28/2012 2:27:39 PM
Yes, it has nothing to do with being able to use the mannequins for double duty if needed, and saving money. No, it is all part of the Marxist Communist Muslim Homosexual Illuminat agenda to make you eat your children.
9/28/2012 3:07:38 PM
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