Happy New Year thread!!! Arsonist at Houston Mosque turns out to be a devout Muslim – Charles Johnson hardest hit! Update: LGFers upset not a white male!

Mr. Toot aka The Race Detective, aka Mr. anti-Islamaphobia had his knickers in a knot about the arson at a Houston Mosque.  You see the Corpulent Gaseous One was all set to blame it on Trump, Cruz, Geller, Rubio, Jeb Bush, Fox News, the Mossad etc. (well you get the drift). How sad he must be that the arsonist is a Muslim. Unhappy New Year to you Charles Fuckface Johnson!!!

Man charged with setting Houston mosque fire says he was a devout attendee

by Carol Christian and Leah Binkovitz

A Houston man has been arrested in connection with a suspected arson at a mosque on Christmas Day, but the motive for the crime remains a mystery, with the suspect maintaining he was a regular at the mosque.

A spokeswoman for the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives confirmed that the suspect, 37-year-old Gary Nathaniel Moore of Houston, was arrested early Wednesday. Moore appeared in court at 7 a.m., spokeswoman Nicole Strong said, and bond was set at $100,000.

According to a charging instrument released by the Harris County District Clerk, Moore told investigators at the scene that he has attended the storefront mosque for five years, coming five times per day to pray seven days per week.

Moore said he had been at the mosque earlier on Dec. 25 to pray, and had left at about 2 p.m. to go home, according to authorities and court papers. Moore said he was the last person to leave the mosque and saw no smoke or other signs of fire when he departed, authorities said. He maintained he had returned to the scene after hearing about the fire from a friend.

MJ Khan, president of the Islamic Society of Greater Houston, which operates the mosque, said he was unfamiliar with Moore. “We are just looking into it ourselves,” he said Wednesday morning after learning of the arrest.

“We are really very surprised and saddened by this whole thing,” said Khan.

Using surveillance video from multiple businesses nearby, investigators were able to identify Moore, according to records. A search warrant of his home was conducted, and investigators recovered a backpack and clothing similar to that which was seen in surveillance footage, as well as half of a two-pack of charcoal lighter-fluid bottles that seemed to match another lighter fluid bottle found inside the mosque.

A team of 30 investigators worked around the clock investigating the cause of the fire, which was found to have multiple points of origin. Moore was even interviewed by investigators at the mosque the day of the fire. He had attended services there earlier that day, according to Ruben Hernandez, chief arson investigator with the city’s fire department.

After collecting evidence, reviewing surveillance video and executing a search warrant, the fire department’s arson bureau and the ATF made a joint arrest around 1:30 am Wednesday at Moore’s house, where he lives with his wife and kids, according to Hernandez. Moore was charged with first-degree arson, a felony. A motive has not been determined.

“We view arson as a violent crime,” said Robert Elder, special agent with the Houston field division of the ATF, adding that arson is not just an attack on a building but “an attack on the community.”

Many of the details were still subject to investigation, including the substance used to set the fire, according to Hernandez, who said the district attorney’s office has taken over the investigation.

Mayor Annise Parker called the arrest an “excellent example of quick and efficient police work,” citing collaboration among the fire and police departments as well as federal investigators, the Muslim community and mosque members.

“Unfortunately, it’s not the first time that we have experienced a fire in a local mosque,” she said at a Wednesday press conference.

U.S. Reps. Al Green and Sheila Jackson Lee said the quick response of the firefighters on Christmas was evidence of the city’s dedication to protecting the community.

“If this was not a hate crime, it should not be exploited as such,” said Green. “If it was, it should be exposed.”

Khan said he was confident the district attorney’s office would ensure justice was carried out and urged the broader Muslim community to resist speculation. Khan said that although Moore had attended services at the mosque on Friday, he would not consider him a regular. He was also not a dues-paying member of the Islamic Society of Greater Houston, according to Khan.

While the prosecution continues, Khan said he urged his community to be patient and continue life as usual.

“You have absolutely no reasons to be fearful,” he said, encouraging them to attend services while emphasizing the support from other religious and interfaith groups, including the Anti-Defamation League and Interfaith Ministries.

“This tragedy has definitely brought us together,” he said.

He said his organization has received flowers and donations in the wake of the fire as well as calls of support from across the city and country.

It took about 80 firefighters to put out the two-alarm blaze at the storefront mosque in Savoy Plaza, near Wilcrest Drive and West Bellfort.

Update: As expected, the LGFers are upset that the Mosque attack was not committed by a White male who was a fan of Trump or tea partier.

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235 Comments on “Happy New Year thread!!! Arsonist at Houston Mosque turns out to be a devout Muslim – Charles Johnson hardest hit! Update: LGFers upset not a white male!”

  1. sven10077 says:

    Ah good ole’ Saloon….

    when reality runs counter to the narrative delete reality…

    I’m wondering if Saloon can be assed to be bothered to acknowledge that Greenland has retained 99.97% of its ice the last 100 years?

    • Because olo says:

      Yeah. WTF is this?

      U.S. Reps. Al Green and Sheila Jackson Lee said the quick response of the firefighters on Christmas was evidence of the city’s dedication to protecting the community.

      “If this was not a hate crime, it should not be exploited as such,” said Green. “If it was, it should be exposed.”

      And what are the other possibilities?

    • Daedalus says:

      You know Charles is unhappy. He was hoping for a white male tea party type to do this.

      • Because olo says:

        He was also hoping for some money in his beggy bowl, but… 😆

        • Arachne says:

          Indeed – the needle is still stuck on “no one gives a shit.”
          And you KNOW he’s already taken out all the funds.

          • pineapple says:

            If Breitbart had set up a begging bowl like Fatso they would have hundreds of thousands of dollars by now in the same time frame.

            Fatso laughs when people call LGF irrelevant. One not need to look any further than his 8 month old begging bowl to confirm that he is in fact….. irrelevant.

          • Octopus says:

            But he is relephant, as in, “relatively the size of an elephant.”

  2. rightymouse says:

    From Fatso’s article on this before any facts were known:

    “On Christmas Day, a fire broke out at a mosque in southwest Houston, and the ATF has now confirmed it’s a probable case of arson. This is apparently the latest in a string of anti-Muslim hate crimes since the San Bernardino attack.”

    What a dumbass.

    • Because olo says:

      Ok, Toot. And what else is in this “string”?

      • Arachne says:

        There isn’t. The word went out from CAIR to the Muz to do a little of this and that that looks “anti-Muslim” crime. Is there ANY evidence anywhere of a Muslim backlash.

      • Because you're dumb says:

        Oh it’s just rampant. It’s like people are getting all upset about a few hundred people murdered at a concert or Christmas party by Muslims. I mean why should anyone be concerned about being murdered by a religion that causes people to commit murders almost daily? That’s just irrational doncha know? We should WELCOME more of these people just to prove that they aren’t all murderers. To do otherwise would be racist.

    • poteen2 says:

      “Legitimate attacks” “String of attacks”
      Is an “inside job” illegitimate?

      Is this common core english?

  3. Octopus says:

    “the latest in a string of anti-Muslim hate crimes since the San Bernardino attack.” As always, he makes a grandiose claim of rampant hate-crime, with absolutely nothing backing it up.

    This is the same as his spittle-flecked screeching about the “wave of black church arsons in the South,” which is a myth that pops up regularly in the media, and has done for decades. There is no such thing. When a black church burns, it is found to be either of natural causes, such as lightning or electrical shorts (which Chunky used to wear while riding his bike), or, shockingly, arson set by a local pyro who, also shockingly, turns out to be black.

    There has been no wave of anti-Muslim violence, despite all the provocation.

  4. Because olo says:

    Can’t imagine why.

    • kbdabear says:

      When I see the IRS going after CAIR maybe Toot’s dismissal of the leftist and elitist hatred of Christians will hold some water.

    • Arachne says:

      I guess it was just a co-inky-dink that when I clicked on this tweet, there was a “weight loss plan” for 2016 advertised below it?

  5. Octopus says:

    Here’s the string of violence Fatass is talking about:

  6. Octopus says:

    Civilians engaging in violent battle with police, mostly, while committing or fleeing from the scene of their latest crime, trailing rap-sheets of prodigious length. Meanwhile, over a hundred officers are killed in the US every year, trying to protect honest citizens from the criminals.

    • Arachne says:

      One of the retweets was by an ignorant moron with a photo of baby Trayvon as her avatar.
      Now, Fatass, tell us how many COPS were killed by those “civilians” you talk about?

    • Because you're dumb says:

      The cops are absolute pikers compared to the Muslims. They do that and more in a single month.

      Jihad Report – November, 2015
      Jihad Attacks: 169
      Allah Akbars: 34
      Dead Bodies: 1455
      Critically Injured: 1706

      Here’s Christmas/New Years type Muslim activity being done, some from places Chunky McDumbth is absolutely eager and chomping at the bit to get more people from there in here amongst our family and friends.

      2015.12.29 (Qamishlo, Syria) – Two suicide blasts outside eateries in a Christian neighborhood leave seventeen dead.
      2015.12.29 (Mardan, Pakistan) – Over two dozen souls are snuffed out by a violent Shahid suicide bombing. Children were among the dead.
      2015.12.28 (Zahra, Syria) – Thirty-two people are slaughtered when a car bombing is followed up by a suicide bomber detonating amid the survivors and rescuers.
      2015.12.28 (Kabul, Afghanistan) – A Fedayeen suicide bomber kills one other person near a school – also injuring eighteen children.
      2015.12.28 (Madagali, Nigeria) – Two suicide bombers strike a crowded fish market, obliterating over two dozen patrons.
      2015.12.27 (Gaziantep, Turkey) – A journalist is assassinated by ISIS operatives.

      As you can see concerns of violence are way overblown…..er uh exaggerated. Yes that’s it. Who wants more Muslims????

  7. Because olo says:


  8. Because olo says:

  9. Because olo says:

    Now, now…

  10. Octopus says:

    In case you were wondering what hipsters meant when they’re referring to themselves as “woke,” as I was: http://blavity.com/what-does-it-mean-to-be-woke/

    The phenomenon of being woke is a cultural push to challenge problematic norms, systemic injustices and the overall status quo through complete awareness. Being woke refers to a person being aware of the theoretical ins and outs of the world they inhabit. Becoming woke, or staying woke, is the acknowledgment that everything we’ve been taught is a lie (kind of/mostly).

    Yeah…that’s what I thought it was going to mean. 🙄

    Everything be problematic.

  11. Octopus says:

    Listening Face

  12. Because you're dumb says:

  13. Captain Death says:

    Better luck next time ausador and freetoken. Fooools!

  14. Because you're dumb says:

    Continuing the face theme

    Yeah it’s just a flimsy reason to stare at Ga Ga. She’s a naughty little trollop.

  15. Because you're dumb says:

    Oh brother

    Claim: 200 Million Americans Will Suffer “Psychological Distress” From Climate Change…


  16. Because you're dumb says:

    Those ads with Mr. Potato Head and his potato wife eating Lay’s potato chips – wouldn’t that be cannibalism?
    1 hour ago

    Chunky McDumbth. He may be stupid, ……but he’s slow!

    So yeah, it would be cannibalism if it wasn’t a cartoon based on a toy based on a root vegetable.
    Oh I get it. Chunky was trying to be FUNNY.

    • Arachne says:

      Uh, I hate to break it to you dumbasses – especially since the commercials have been out for over a year – the humor was that it WAS cannibalism. Thank you for catching up to the rest of us.

    • poteen2 says:

      Tell me again how harmless weed is. The greatest GMO in history,,,,chemical engineers farming hallucinogens. What could go wrong?

      There’s your sign. 🙂

  17. Because you're dumb says:

    The most remarkable thing about this story? They sell machetes at Walmart!


    He eventually went to WalMart where he purchased a machete and masks for the operation according to the complaint, saying to the informant; ‘It’s going to get real after this. It’s just you, me and the Lord.

    Son of gun. Ha!


  18. kingkuffa says:

    Of course the LGFers are upset. The prospect of being expected to wait until all the facts are out before screaming “Islamaphobia” and “racist white male” must be quite distressing to them.

  19. kbdabear says:

    Toot must not read his own scribblings …

    • Abu penis penis penis lol says:

      I believe Milo had over 1,600 comments earlier today on that story. Charles is so jealous. You’re a nobody, Fuckface!

      I checked: currently Milo’s story has 2,892 comments. That’s six weeks at the swamp, lol.

    • Because olo says:

      I’m just reading through that article now, and this paragraph might be a hat tip to us:

      Be funny. Nothing terrifies an authoritarian more than the sound of laughter. Ridicule and mirth in the face of anger and vitriol are our secret and deadly weapon. No one can resist the truth wrapped up in a good joke. And remember to push the boundaries in your humour, too. If they’re easily outraged, then be even more outrageous. The runaway success of my #FeminismIsCancer hashtag over Christmas has proven that you can say whatever you want, provided it’s twice as funny as it is offensive. And, of course, provided that it’s true.

      That’s why we’re here, Milo. 😆

      • Bunk X says:

        “You can say whatever you want, provided it’s twice as funny as it is offensive.”
        The zen of Penis Penis Penis LOL.

  20. Because you're dumb says:

    Milo Yiannopoulos sets a new record: the most insanely delusional, hilariously egomaniacal post ever written. https://t.co/bkwnbv4Mrz
    20 minutes ago

    No that would be this one: http://littlegreenfootballs.com/article/35243_Why_I_Parted_Ways_With_The_Right

  21. Juan Epstein says:

    Get to it you regressive white supremacist liberal anti-Semite.

    There’s a fire in Dubai.

    Dead people.

    Scour the right wing blogs.

    Concoct some firebomb tweet about how RJWNs are hoping this or that.

  22. Because you're dumb says:

    Here’s a nice run down of the sex assaults and accostings on women by Preezydunce Grab Azz Clinton and some of the viciousness by his wife, the current Demoncrap #1 candidate.


    Chunk’s just fine with these criminals. But then again he has the character of something slimy and slithery, as well.

  23. Octopus says:

    Turns out, there really is something of a consensus on Teh Warmening. It’s not exactly what the Idiot Left have been babbling about for so long. It be the opposite: http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamestaylor/2013/02/13/peer-reviewed-survey-finds-majority-of-scientists-skeptical-of-global-warming-crisis/


    Suck on a yellow snowball, Chunky. 🙂

  24. Because you're dumb says:

    Oh Jeez.

    Howard Dean: Donald Trump Taking on Bill Clinton ‘a Tactical Mistake’


    Which means it’s a stroke of genius. And I think it is smart. Think about it when they call Trump some kind of woman-hating knuckle dragger. He has a number of ways he can deflect it. He can point to his loving wife and family. He can point out how he’s promoted women in business. He can point to women who like his policies. But with Clinton this is probably the best way to shut her up. And it’s easy. Dean, of course has the political instincts of a stormtrooper.

  25. Because olo says:

    I don’t know about you, but I’m not at war with nipples. I may get a little rough at times, but they make me feel real peaceful…

    • TreBob says:

      Don’cha love how a few legislators in New Hampshire become the G.O.P. -> Conservative movement. The desperation is almost palpable with progressive socialists.

    • Stonemason says:

      Okay, for the first time in a long time I clicked through on one of these. Mistake, but I knew that going in. First glance at tweet: CJ wrote something titled “The GOP’s Nipple Ban: The War on Women Gets Personal” (Title for future reference). Closer observation shows that Tarkloon actually wrote “title” and ensuing article. I clicked through and oops, not a damn original word at LGF, just a copy and paste of “Title” written by Amanda Marcotte at Salon. Yes, she is credited above Tarkloon and the link is to Salon.
      My beef with you Charles (and Tarkloon) is that this was tweeted without the attribution. That is damn close to theft, you didn’t write that “title” and Tarkloon didn’t write it either but nowhere in your tweet is the name of the person who did.

      Charles, you are scum. If you had any morals whatsoever you would either reinstate my account (yes, I checked, still banned) so we could discuss this, or come here. We all know you read here, Charles. C’mon, tell me why I am wrong, show me where any other self-respecting blog owner tweets other’s work without attribution.

      • pineapple says:

        I wish I could give you my account…… it’s still active and I have no desire to return. The whole OWS thing was enough for me.

        Why would you want to go back to that libtard circle-jerk hellhole?

        • Because olo says:

          Why do some people explore the Packard factory in Detroit?

          • Octopus says:

            Because it’s scary, and kind of awesome. I’ve only seen the pics, but I’ve been driving by there every day for 20 years. Kids need adventures, or they get stale.

          • Octopus says:

            The Swamp is probably more noxious and dangerous to your overall health than the Packard factory. The miasma alone…UGH!

        • Stonemason says:

          Don’t necessarily want to go back; I just like pointing out that if he is such a great debater he wouldn’t have to hide behind the ban/block stick. I know we all know it here, but it’s fun sometimes to point it out blatantly so his current followers (who never read here of course) might begin to think a little. I mean, seriously, I am a 50 old guy, union member for one job, owner of two businesses and one non-profit (so three other jobs), and I obviously scare Charles for some reason. I wasn’t banned for anything I said to him, I was banned for mouthing off to the weasel. by the weasel.
          But I know he won’t let me back in, and I know he won’t debate here; this is why I only post sporadically here as well (and this is the only blog where I post at all (except for my businesses of course).

          Happy New Year everyone!

          • Octopus says:

            Happy New Year, Stoney! Come back and post more often. We have some laffs, and there are lots of different points of view here. No Judgement Zone…except for some inexcusable types, like ISTE and his robot-creatures. Ick!

          • PeteP says:

            Happy New Year Stonemason!

            I realized very early on that Fatso is a coward. That’s why he never shows his face and never debates. Instead, he relies on the ban stick to deal with opposing views on his blog along with a good dose Alinsky’s Rules such as ridicule and defamation.

          • Because olo says:

            Unfortunately for Toot, he has no sense of humor, and his ridicule just ends up making him look ridiculous. God knows we tried to give him an education in how the pros do it by posting Iowahawk and Nero tweets, but he don’t get it.

            Even more hilarious is when he tries to out-snark a master like Nero, and ends up with an internet wedgie up to his pony tail. 😆 😆 😆

  26. ISTE in creative mode says:

    Wondering what gift a woman would want. I found one!!!!!!

    I bought her five. Think she will like them?

  27. kbdabear says:

    $3265 in your GoFundMe account after 7 months?

  28. kbdabear says:

    Mods, have a Happy New Year, and could you free my last comment?

  29. Octopus says:

    It’s been 8 years since I started making the break, and every year since then the right has gotten exponentially worse.
    1 hour ago

    In 2015 I realized more than ever that I was so fucking right to bail out of the hate orgy the conservative movement turned into.
    2 hours ago

    In 2015, you also resorted to the Begging Bowl Model, of blog-support. It failed miserably, yet you still kept the dead thing out there, for all to laugh at. Like your dead-ass blog. Good calls on all that, Fatass! 😆

    • Octopus says:

      Of course, the funniest part of all that, is how the only “hate orgy” in any of this political chit-chat is on the Left, and with their hate-filled cohorts in the Muslim and race-baiting world. Everyone else is trying to get along, and work things out, in our increasingly diversified and tolerant society. That’s not what the professional baiters need, though. It’s so problematic. 😆

      Posted earlier today, at Ace’s Emporium Of Truth:

      There is no racist like an antiracist: That is because he is obsessed by race, whose actual existence as often as not he denies. He looks at the world through race-tinted spectacles, interprets every event or social phenomenon as a manifestation of racism either implicit or explicit, and in general has the soul of a born inquisitor.
      That is why a recent cartoon in the Australian newspaper aroused the ire – I suspect the simulated ire, the kind of pleasantly self-righteous ire that we can all so easily work ourselves into if and when we want – of the guardians of racism purity.

      …The reaction to the cartoon, however, was indicative of what one might call the will to outrage. This will precedes any object to which it might attach, and many people wait as if in ambush for something to feel angry about, pouncing on it with leopard-like joy (the leopard, so I was told in Africa, is particularly dangerous, for it kills for pleasure and not only for food).

      Outrage supposedly felt on behalf of others is extremely gratifying for more than one reason. It has the appearance of selflessness, and everyone likes to feel that he is selfless. It confers moral respectability on the desire to hate or despise something or somebody, a desire never far from the human heart. It provides him who feels it the possibility of transcendent purpose, if he decides to work toward the elimination of the supposed cause of his outrage. And it may even give him a reasonably lucrative career, if he becomes a professional campaigner or politician: For there is nothing like stirring up resentment for the creation of a political clientele.

      — Theodore Dalrymple

    • Because olo says:

      I’d like to hear him splain in his own words what “exponentially” means.

      😆 😆 😆 😆 😆

  30. Octopus says:

    I’m glad we volunteered our house for the kids to have their New Year’s Party, to which the l’il woman and I were invited — we stayed a polite amount of time, and then retired upstairs to our private wild orgy of sleeping (her) and watching sports, while awaiting the chicken-drop portion of the evening. It’s nostalgic for me, hearing the young folks getting louder and louder, while the DJ (they have one) keeps things hopping. The young man I was talking to earlier tonight, about some important gentrification projects in Detroit he is reporting on for a prominent national newspaper, is now sounding like a moose with his foot in a leg-hold trap — too much gin, is my guess. He’ll be sorry, tomorrow. Oh, there’s my Katie, screaming…she’s telling one of her stories. She’s got a wild hair, that one. Hasn’t watched one minute of the Spartans football game, even though she’s graduating from MSU in a week or so. She’s smart like that.

  31. Because olo says:

  32. ISTE Happy says:

    OK, now local population has obviously ran out of fireworks because guns are now predominant,.

  33. pineapple says:

    It doesn’t really surprise me but it looks like our friend DooR Matt is a full blown racist. #UNCLETOM? Wow.

    Nick Searcy saw it too.

  34. rightymouse says:

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!! 🙂

  35. rightymouse says:

    One of youz guyz made Twitchy. Congrats!!! 🙂

  36. Pakimon says:

    As the old year comes to an end and blows through like a warm breeze, it serves to uplift our spirits as we look out over the broad horizon of the new year.

    Happy New Year to all the stalkers ans stalkerettes! 😀

  37. Pakimon says:

    Today Pakimog get ready for Citrus Bowl as Octo’s Michigan Wolverines take on Pakimog’s Florida Gators!

    Game should have plenty of taut

    and stretchy action! 😀

  38. Because olo says:


  39. Because olo says:

  40. Avi says:

    Anyone know if Leah Berkowitz (Alouette) and her son rabbi Avraham Berkowitz have been expelled by Chabad? Her actions are anathema and he seems to have been dropped as a Facebook friend by most Rabbis I know.

  41. Because olo says:

    So now Toot’s a libertarian? 😆 😆 😆 😆

  42. Because olo says:


    • Octopus says:

      Again, Fatass gets the story exactly wrong. Trump’s just noting the way Shrillary viciously attacked the “bimbos” her hubby was poking all over the place. The same wench who had the nerve to say this year, that all women who claim they are raped should be believed, until proven wrong. She’s a horrible person. So is Fatass McDumbth, who is also very fat, and very poor.

    • Posted by “Giggity?”

  43. Octopus says:

    We miss you, Lewd-Wank! 😥

  44. kbdabear says:

    Toot will yammer on about that bullet necklace long after his followers move on to other things

  45. kbdabear says:

    No, nightmarish would be having Andi Cooper and his boyfriend Kathy Griffin’s New Year’s Eve coverage on and discovering the batteries to your remote died.

    • Octopus says:

      Chunky sucking up to some moonbat-hipster loser on January 1. Going to be another fine year of mocking the Greasy Ol’ Ponytail! 😆

  46. Pakimon says:

    I see Michigan is happily obliging.

    Michigan 38 Florida 7 in the 4th quarter.

  47. Juan Epstein says:

    OH how the Whitney fan must agonize over which song to pick to keep in character.

  48. Because olo says:


    • Octopus says:

      And not one of them went viral, or brought the blog any attention or coins in the begging bowl. Yeah, it was a great, great year. Red-letters, everwhere. 😆

    • Bunk X says:

      Cool. A Shutterstock image without attribution. Cutting edge, Charles.

  49. Because olo says:

    Sez the guy who yammers about how terrifying climate change and VLAAMS BELANG are…


    • Octopus says:

      The Chicken Little of the moonbat-blogosphere should not put out such an article under his own name, even if he stole it. 😆

  50. Octopus says:



    Changing was a long process. I initially got into SJW groups sort of through popularity- feminism was supposed to be THE thing for equality, and I wanted everyone to be treated well, so I joined a bunch of feminist forums, which branched into more garden variety SJW circles. Initially I had no idea there was a dark side to it.
    I had some weird views before; I think in a lot of ways I was a stereotypical white knight. I was depressed at the time, and being applauded for being progressive definitely was an ego boost. Fighting people I perceived as bigoted made me feel better about myself. My SJW tendencies were based mostly out of self loathing- I felt weird, like an outcast, had never had a girlfriend, hated myself, and thought that I was fixing myself by jumping deep into feminism. I armed myself with a lot of bad statistics (like the 1 in 4 rape stat) and felt smart because of it.
    After a while it becomes second nature; you just sort of convince yourself that you’re on the right side and see your opponent as a stereotype out of reflex. That can happen here too, but SJW’s actively encourage it. You become utterly convinced that you’re part of an elite, enlightened group fighting an aging generation of uneducated racists and sexists.
    But eventually I started to realize that I had incomplete information. I lost a lot of arguments to people I’d stereotyped as being dumb. The people I called allies just jumped to ad hominem attacks and semantic arguments, and that made them secure in their beliefs. That’s how they operate; when they lose, their mental gymnastics aren’t supposed to convince you. It’s to convince themselves, to justify not changing their sources or beliefs. And it’s very effective at that. It worked for me for a while.
    But eventually it wasn’t enough for me. I started trying to revise feminist arguments with new, accurate sources. I’d correct people on my own side on forums and whatnot. They hated that, and jumped right to calling me a rape apologist and a woman hater. I was blown away, it contradicted my notion that we were the logical side.

    Read the rest — it’s good stuff. 🙂

  51. Octopus says:

    My sources say it was Chunky who complained about “the fitness stuff” in the blogger’s output. 😆

  52. Octopus says:

    “Betrayal,” a Global Warming artwork. 🙂

  53. rightymouse says:

    I see Beed popped in yesterday! 🙂

    • Because olo says:

      Ok, so where’s the ass and bacon sammich? And don’t forget the cake and beer, either!

      • Octopus says:

        Beed escaped from that cult? Good for him. I bet they didn’t let him dress up the way he likes, of a Saturday night.

    • Abu Bacon, Ass, Cake, and Beer says:

      I passed on clicking his linky. Odd that no one engaged him.

      I wish you could transmit your pot stickers via the innerwebs. Mail order business?

      • Because olo says:

        There’s a hemp shop in Colorado that has stickers in the window. That’s what you were looking for, right?

      • ISpeakJive says:

        Me too! Righty, can you pack some in dry ice and ship ’em West?

        I would gladly pay you Tuesday for some potstickers today. 🙂

      • rightymouse says:

        Actually, have been thinking of a curry sauce biz for local grocery stores. They have premade Indian curries (yummy!) but not Thai curries. Could make them available in 3 different levels of spicy hotness.

        • Because olo says:

          That could be very successful if promoted properly. I just don’t know about who is good with food product promotion. That’s going to be your biggest hurdle.

          Maybe do a kickstarter thing? For $50 you get a case, etc., and then move on to distributors after you’re already selling it online to restaurants, etc.?

          There’s an incredible amount of good nonperishable specialty food products sold on Amazon. That might be a low-capital way of starting distribution. Wouldn’t that be a kick in the pants if you started making serious bucks on Amazon while Toot’s still trying to sell subscriptions? 😆

          Go for it, girl!

          • rightymouse says:

            Thank you! I really appreciate the support! 🙂
            If/when it happens I’ll be sure to let you guys know! 🙂

        • ISpeakJive says:

          That’s a great idea!

          Have yet to find a pre-made green curry sauce that was any good. Is that one of the ones you make?

          Trader Joe’s has yellow, red and green in bottles. The yellow is fairly Indian-like, lots of curry powder, really good, the red is a Mussaman (sp?) like sauce, kinda hot, not bad, but the green is just gross for some reason. I’ve tried to make it from curry paste, but mine is kinda bleh. I don’t have the skills to make it from scratch!

          • Octopus says:

            Go for it, ‘Mouse. I’ll buy it.

          • rightymouse says:

            Thanks Octo!

            Jive – to make Gaeng Kheow Wan Gai (Green curried chicken), just get some green curry paste (best brand is Mae Ploy), heat up the white creamy part from a can of coconut milk in a large sauce pan until it’s starting to bubble, then add several tsps of the curry paste. Stir until mixed and add cut up chicken. Stir until chicken is coated and starting to cook. Add the rest of the coconut milk. Add a can of bamboo shoots or cut up some eggplant. For flavor, add galangal powder (sort of like ginger), several kaffir lime leaves, a bit of sugar, some fish sauce, and if you like spicy, add some thai chili peppers or more of the curry paste.
            Have fun! 🙂

          • Because olo says:

            Better living through chemistry!

          • rightymouse says:

            Forgot to say that you can also squeeze some lime juice in the curry and add Thai basil leaves. If you have an Asian food place near you, see if they carry it. Thai basil isn’t like regular basil, so I wouldn’t substitute. 🙂

    • Bunk X says:

      We did everything we could to block that bastard.

  54. Octopus says:

    The following is meant as a PSA for single men who might be concealing sins of excess and gluttony behind a 15-yr-old photo. Okay, it’s for Chunky. 😆

    • Because olo says:

      That’s cringeworthy. The female version is even worse. Women are a little better at humoring men that the other way around. However, that all goes out the window when you elbow her boob. Donut, Toot?

  55. Octopus says:

    Happy Snail-Trails! 🙂

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  61. Octopus says:

    I might get this one:


    I’ll have it following me everywhere I go, which will inspire me to do more interesting stuff. Then, profit. 🙂

    • ISTE Happy says:

      Then the most interesting thing you will be doing is re-charging the damn thing every 12 minutes.

      Look at the specs…

      Nice toy, but drastic limitations.

      The WiFi module is probably using more power than the motors for flight. I am playing with ESP8266 modules and they are power hungry if you connect to WiFi all the time. (300mA @ 3.3V)

      Plus, notice the range it has. 30 meters. That is about 100 feet away from you and then it quits. In the real world 100ft is not far..

      A nice toy….

      In the video two kids were playing the equivalent of “catch” game essentially “throwing a $200 ball to each other. Buy a 50 cent tennis ball. And, one mistake and a kid is going to lose an eye. Why do you think they sell spare propellers? Because they fully expedt it to hit something.

      Looks awesome on the promo until you look at the reality.

      • ISTE Happy says:

        Now, in a military or a police application you launch 20 of them at a hostage situation, (insert other situations here) and regard them as disposable and lives will be saved. You could get a complete picture.

      • Because olo says:

        The ESP8266 is a hog because it can put out a lot of power, and defaults to max. You should be able to back that down with the AT commands.

        Or ask Toot. He knows everything about computers and shit.

        • ISTE Happy says:

          You can put them to sleep. Wake them up and it takes 2-5 seconds to get them re-connected to a network. They are OK on battery power if you just transmit sensor data every 15 mins or so. It is a very nice mains powered hub, but WiFi battery powered sensors are not realistic.

          Using Bluetooth LE for sensors talking to a brain that talks WiFi

      • ISpeakJive says:

        On Click/Click on the BBC they showed drones with light, airy tensegrity shells around them to absorb any impacts, so your drone could hit a wall and bounce off and keep flying. Very cool.

      • Octopus says:

        Thanks for talking me down. I get excited about toys, sometimes. 🙂

  62. Because olo says:

    Uh-oh. The ayatollah has a boner.

  63. Octopus says:

    Meet the crybully. Well, if you’ve been around here, you are already very familiar with the loathesome breed.



    Even social media – the source of so much fun and friendship for most of us – becomes a double-edged sword in the hands of the Cry-Bully. They will threaten women with rape on Twitter then boo-hoo about the invasion of their privacy when called to account. It’ s a sort of Munchausen’s syndrome – causing one’s own misery then complaining about it – seen most sadly in the case of Hannah Smith, the 14-year-old girl who took her own life in 2013 after allegedly being cyber-bullied on the teen website Ask.fm. It turned out that some 98 per cent of the abusive messages came from poor Hannah herself, with only four posts being contributed by actual trolls.

    Cry-Bullies do end up isolated, as their determination to be victim and victor eventually wears out the patience of the most forebearing friend (See: Fatass McDumbth, And His Empty Begging Bowl). But they can also be found hanging around in gangs; then, Cry-Bullies really come into their own and are not just irritating but dangerous. Islamism is the ultimate Cry-Bully cause; on one hand stamping around murdering anyone who doesn’ t agree with you, on the other hand yelling ‘ISLAMOPHOBIA’ in lieu of having a real adult debate about the merits of your case. Their ‘helpline’ is even called Tell Mama – bless. The British-born Islamist recently sentenced to twelve years had no problem posing with severed heads (‘Heads, kaffirs, disgusting’) and asking friends back home to send him condoms which he planned to use raping women captured as ‘war booty’ but then claimed to be having nightmares and suffering from depression in order to escape jail.

  64. Octopus says:

    Raccoons can be tacky and annoying!

  65. Because olo says:

    I knew Toot would be all over this.

    Toot. It’s freeking Oregon. You don’t get it, do you?

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    Trippy. I told you not to drink the ‘dew.