Let’s say that you’re putting something together and it’s just not coming out right. You probably should recheck the instructions and double-check the parts list to make sure you didn’t screw up somewhere.
Let’s say that you’ve been in five romantic relationships and every one of them turned bad because your partner was a spendthrift and became emotionally abusive when the money dried up. You probably should assume that you’re doing something wrong in picking people to date.
In general, when you have a problem, it’s best to look at what you might have done wrong. It puts the onus on you to fix it, whether to correct your own mistake or to track down whatever else went wrong. This is especially true when the same problem keeps coming up. It’s one thing to be fired once for “not being a team player” but if every job or contract ends the same way, it’s time to figure out what you’re doing wrong.
Taking the blame on yourself keeps you from feeling helpless, at the mercy of others’ actions. It guides you clear of any tendency to dodge responsibility for the consequences of your decisions and to blame others for all problems.
Sometimes it really is them. You might go over the instruction sheet and find that Step 5 simply cannot be performed until Step 7 is done.
Many people are terrible at giving directions. If you got screwed up from three people in a row, your ability to listen and follow isn’t necessarily the problem.
The dating pool these days is terrible, for both men and women. If your last three girlfriends were dishonest and narcissistic and brought nothing to the relationship other than their punany, if your last three boyfriends were weak and lazy and incapable of doing anything useful, the problem might not be your ability to pick mates. You’re trying to pan for gold in a septic tank.
Still, you can’t blame all of the problems on others. Getting back to where we started from, you need to take responsibility for your outcomes, even when other people are unreliable or actively antagonistic. And there’s little point even in getting angry at others for being incompetent or dishonest or lazy. Would you get angry at a yappy dog for being loud and annoying?
When you realize that most people can’t give good directions, write down what they say and have them watch as you go through them the first couple times. When you realize that the dating pool is crap, either opt out for a while and work on yourself and your career, go slower and more cautiously in letting someone into your life, or take partners for recreational use only and forego long-term for now. (That last choice is more for men than for women, obviously, because of fertility windows and sexual marketplace value curves.)
In sum: When things go wrong, first assume that you’re the problem and that you’re responsible for fixing it and preventing its recurrence. Keep your eyes open for the possibility of other people being the cause, but continue to take responsibility for fixing the problem, with the other people now being viewed as part of the problem.
Welcome to this week’s installment of our Wednesday meme feature, folks. Links to the “found via” sources will be attached to the specific MiQ’s (Memes in Question) whenever I can remember them, which likely won’t be very often. Only the first two memes will appear above the fold to save on bandwidth usage, since I assume not everybody who shows up at this here websty will want to see all of them. This intro will appear at the top of each week’s Memezapoppin’! post. Enjoy, funny pitcher-lovers.
Though the term has been cheapened on these shores after having been spewed across the entire landscape like water from a firehose, in some places it still has meaning. The Nir Am kibbutz would definitely be one of those places.
Israeli Woman Who Helped Save a Kibbutz: ‘I’m Not a Hero, I Wasn’t There by Myself’
‘I hope you won’t have too much to do,’ Inbal Lieberman was told when she first took the post of security coordinator for Nir Am less than a year ago
Inbal Lieberman doesn’t want to be everybody’s heroine. She refuses to grant interviews, rebuffing the attention. She would like to remove the crown placed on her head by the masses online. Like many others living in the vicinity of Gaza, Lieberman just wants a little peace of mind and a safe space to grieve.
Last Saturday, she and her colleagues in Kibbutz Nir Am’s guard detail saved hundreds of people, but they too knew people who were killed by invading Hamas forces in the neighboring communities. The hundreds of calls and texts reaching her at her hotel in Tel Aviv contrasted starkly with her state of mind.
During the first hours of the ongoing war, while Liebstein (head of the Sha’ar Hanegev regional council Ophir, from whom came the pull quote in italics above—M) was meeting death trying to defend other people in the area, Lieberman encountered the test of a lifetime. At 6:30 A.M., as rocket sirens wailed, everybody in the kibbutz – seasoned in these matters – ran for shelter. Lieberman also went into a shelter, but then she heard other noises. Unusual ones.
Ofer Lieberman, her father, is a different kind of parent. Unlike others, he evades the expectation that he will hail his daughter. He finds it more comfortable to reconstruct the event as he experienced it. “The electricity went out because of the rockets and she ordered that the power not be restored so nobody could open the gates to the kibbutz,” he says. “The security detail had woken up and she took the decision to arm them and place them in positions.”
And so it was done. Like in the mythological stories of early Zionism, Lieberman and 11 other kibbutz members stood guard and waited.
Like in any of those mythological stories, the precise details of her heroism were inflated. Social media messages reported “25 terrorists killed” while actually one had been killed and one wounded. But for three hours, Lieberman and the security detail fought from positions within the kibbutz and with militants some dozens of meters away from the entrance.
Other kibbutz members could hear the whole thing from their shelters. Her father, though, though left the safe room for the kitchen at the height of the battle to fry an omelette. “She called us at some point, asking for a sandwich,” her father explains. “So I left the shelter, made her an omelette sandwich and brought it to her.”
You see what I mean about heroes, I’m sure. Lieberman père and jeune fille both qualify as such, eminently. Cross-dressers and Nee-grows who collapse into paroxysms of hysterical grief claiming “genocide” anytime someone looks at them disapprovingly for, respectively, public acts of pedophilia and looting/burning of entire cities assuredly do NOT.
Bannon calls Rupert Murdoch “a demon and a devil” and he’s right.
Along with many others I have stated over and over it is the republican party and Fox News that is our problem. It is they that are responsible for what we call the failures to stop the left, but in fact they are the left. They pretend to be “conservative” but in reality they stop after the first four letters, they are cons.
Hat tip – Gateway Pundit
OR, more accurately the Ramping Up of “Something”.
What happens when a state or states openly defy the feds? (Texas, Abbot)
What happens when a absolute anti-communist candidate becomes mayor of miami-dade county? (Otaola)
What happens when the next president says send them all back? (Trump, Alien Enemies Act)
Feels different to me. Time for other states to join in.
And Via Whatfinger News let’s add to that bit of news the beginning of the very end for the current regime:
— Grace Chong 🇺🇸 (@gc22gc) September 22, 2023
in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in, except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.”
“But we must learn to be equally good at what is short and sharp and what is long and tough. It is generally said that the British are often better at the last. They do not expect to move from crisis to crisis; they do not always expect that each day will bring up some noble chance of war; but when they very slowly make up their minds that the thing has to be done and the job put through and finished, then, even if it takes months — if it takes years — they do it.”
Winston Churchill (50% American!)
The great Rudyard Kipling “The Beginnings”:
It was not part of their blood,
It came to them very late
With long arrears to make good,
When the English began to hate.
They were not easily moved,
They were icy-willing to wait
Till every count should be proved,
Ere the English began to hate.
Their voices were even and low,
Their eyes were level and straight.
There was neither sign nor show,
When the English began to hate.
It was not preached to the crowd,
It was not taught by the State.
No man spoke it aloud,
When the English began to hate.
It was not suddenly bred,
It will not swiftly abate,
Through the chill years ahead,
When Time shall count from the date
That the English began to hate.
George Washington knew these things before Churchill and Kipling were born, as did all the founding fathers. Recall, that there were many efforts at keeping the peace before war broke out.
A process began in 2015/2016. It has not dwindled since then, rather it is accelerating, much as the period prior to the Revolutionary War. There are setbacks, and there are turning points. I am not alone, we are not alone, in thinking a turning point has been reached. It does not mean blood will run in the streets, not yet. I link to a video, taken in Atlanta where black folks shout “Free Trump”:
(Hat tip to “Lube” commentor at the Treehouse))
What the media doesn’t want you to see. The people love Trump pic.twitter.com/h2vfdJb1rM
— 🇺🇸Travis🇺🇸 (@Travis_in_Flint) August 25, 2023
The streets have never had a President. They’ve never had someone they could relate to, at least on some level, about a particular struggle or unjust circumstance…
Until last night. Last night, the streets were given a champion. They were given someone who they could see being set up, railroaded, arrested, and humiliated, just the way they have for decades.
Real recognizes real, and last night, the establishment uniparty made what will go down as the biggest mistake in modern history.
They martyred Trump and gave the streets a reason to love him.
And the great Steve Bannon explains it best:
The communist marxist cabal made a mistake. They began firing while we are still armed, and we will
NEVER GIVE IN
How do the republicans plan to STOP US (STOP TRUMP)? And yes you read that correctly, it is the republican party that is the real problem. They could put a stop to this illegal and corrupt lawfare in a heartbeat. I and others have told you for several years the R party planned to stop Trump by disallowing him the R nomination because “felony legal issues”. IMO, that is now dead because the support is so great that the R’s know the party would be destroyed. It appears the real twist to this is the let the D party do the dirty work, with only an important red state or two involved, by keeping Trump off the ballot in enough states. The following article explains this. Now ask yourself, “Self, why would they go to all this trouble if they are just going to steal it again like they did in 2020?”.
Scott Fitzgerald had it right: the rich are different from you and me.
Oh, I’m enjoying this story already.
Sometimes, you just need to go home and sleep. And if you manage to do it adroitly, you go to a home that’s yours. Allegedly, such expert operation recently eluded an American meat mogul; the result was a calling of cops.
As reported by KNWA, Tyson Foods Chief Financial Officer John R. Tyson went Full Goldilocks Saturday night. John had decided to call it a night and hit the sack. Curiously, he chose a bed that wasn’t his — in a house belonging to a stranger.
Purportedly, a woman living in Fayetteville, Arkansas got home around 2:00 a.m. Sunday and retired to her room. But like one of The Three Bears, she took pause upon discovering someone in her bed.
Officers noticed a few things:
- A lack of coordination
- Sluggish movements
- An odor of alcohol on his breath and body
Could the bigwig have gotten sloshed, found his way to a front door, staggered through a house ’til he found something soft, and transformed his intrusion into a snoozefest? It seems yes. If so, how’d he arrive to the address?
Whichever way it occurred, John was booked into the Washington County Detention Center Sunday. Charged with Public Intoxication and Criminal Trespass, he was let out that evening.
See what I mean? If it had been you, me, or anybody else reading this, we’d still be stuck in the hoosegow.
Meh, who gives a shit what they think? About this, or anything else?
At this point, it would save everyone time if Democrats could simply point to a policy agenda item that isn’t going to save democracy — if such a thing exists.
If Republicans vote, they are killing democracy. If they don’t vote, they are killing democracy. The only way to “save democracy,” writes The Washington Post’s Max Boot, is to empower one-party rule — a position that probably sounds counterintuitive to anyone with a middle-school education. “Now you need to vote to literally save democracy again,” contends President Joe Biden, or we will lose our “fundamental rights and freedoms like the right to choose, the right to privacy, the right to vote — our very democracy.”
Chilling stuff. But it doesn’t end there. You will remember that by failing to “reform” the filibuster, which would entail authorizing the thinnest of fleeting majorities to shove through massive generational “reforms” without any national consensus or debate, we are also killing democracy. This has been the position not only of left-wing pundits and the New York Times editorial board, but also senators tasked with defending their institution. I wonder if they will support this democracy-saving fix next session, as well?
Then again, if we don’t nationalize the economy to avert a climate crisis, we are also killing democracy. “We’ve got to save democracy in order to save our species,” Jamie Raskin explains. And if we don’t empty the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to temporarily keep gas prices low to help Democrats win in 2022, we are killing democracy. “We find ourselves in a situation, where keeping gas prices low is key to preserving and strengthening the future of our democracy,” MSNBC’s Chris Hayes says.
We must allow the president to unilaterally create trillion-dollar spending bills and break existing private sector contracts by fiat. For democracy. We must pack the court to “save democracy.” We must create a Ministry of Truth to help with “strengthening democratic institutions.” We must vote for a Pennsylvania candidate who can’t cobble two consecutive coherent sentences together because the “fate of our democracy” is at stake, says our former president.
If you don’t support a partisan congressional investigation that’s circumvented basic due process norms, you probably hate democracy. If you aren’t self-flagellating and holding yourself accountable for the actions of Jan. 6 rioters, you are also bolstering the coming autocracy.
It’s an amusing enough column, and Harsanyi has always been a fine writer. In the end, though, it’s all just dog-bites-man stuff, offering nothing whatsoever new or earth-shattering. Personally, I find it grating at best to be lectured on “saving democracy” by practicing fascists. Not one of the above-mentioned sources will ever say anything of genuine interest or merit as far as I’m concerned, to judge by their record to date. Every man Jack of them can go straight to Hell for all me and remain there for the duration. And they can take their disingenuous “concern” for Our Sacred Democracy™ with ’em when they go, too.
Divemedic’s Grandson is in a bit of a state. Got hit with something that’s causing him (the boy) some serious medical issues. He’s currently in a Pediatric ICU.
You can read about it HERE
DM is a great guy and helping me get back online sooner rather than later, or at least that was the plan. Seeings he’s now got a world of shytte to deal with, I’m good with poasting here and bugging Mike on the reg as I am occasionally wont to do.
Say a few prayers for the lad, as no six-year-old child should be going through such stuff.
More Later I’m the I.R.
Dear Woketard Leftists:
Sincerely, JK Rowling.
I read my most recent royalty cheques and find the pain goes away pretty quickly. pic.twitter.com/s4gl9rlqxl
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) October 13, 2022
I’m beginning to think Ms Rowling is the pluperfect example of what Sinatra meant when he complimented some particular strong, self-assured, take-no-shit woman as a “great broad.” She also demonstrated that, unlike her shitlib tormenters, for her “classy” is more than just a word with no real meaning or relevance via this touching tribute to recently-deceased actor Robbie Coltrane, who was simply outstanding as Hagrid in the films based on Rowling’s brilliant Harry Potter series.
I’ll never know anyone remotely like Robbie again. He was an incredible talent, a complete one off, and I was beyond fortunate to know him, work with him and laugh my head off with him. I send my love and deepest condolences to his family, above all his children. pic.twitter.com/tzpln8hD9z
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) October 14, 2022
Well done and good on ya all the way ’round, ma’am. The whole world mourns your personal loss right along with you.
Yepper for a quick update who weren’t up to speed, the Blogspot Goolag-Nazis finally caught up with my ‘badthink’ and ‘wrongpoast.’ Only surprise dealing with that was the amount of time it took them goobers to finally drop the ban-hammer. It is what it is, and I’m working with Divemedic on getting the backup running. It takes some time as I had mothballed it back in February when the troll attacks, DDoS stuff and the like got just too damned tiresome. So, that’s the scoop there.
Only updates I’m giving on the Great Granbebe Rescue is that we’re -still- trying to raise MOAR funds. I greatly appreciate everyone who’s been assisting. I know it’s a lot, but we just canned the first Lawyer when we realized we were being bled dry for no appreciative gain. VERY annoying and then the now… I think this next trip will be # 4 roundtrip, which is actually #7 up, with #8 going back. Let’s face it, what with gas being what it is, overall inflation, and the stupidity of ‘stuff’ these days… It’s going to be Adriana’s Birthday in a few and we’re trying to get a visitation… I mentioned it on the Give Send Go update here
Said pics that utterly -refused- to poast there:
So yeah… anywho. To the point of todays somewhat ‘nervous-making’ stuff. You all know I’m a BIG believer in ‘Predictive Programming’ with this as the defintion for those not-up-to-speed:
“Predictive Programming is a form of perception management used to acquaint the public with planned societal changes to be implemented by the global elite.”
Now, depending on -how tight- your tinfoil is these days, some of the folks out there theorize that “They” for a lack of a better definition have to let us know what “They” have in store for us… stories abound about the 1984 “Magic: The Gathering” styled game unironically named “Illuminati” that predicted the destruction of the World Trade Center, complete with an illustration showing one of the Towers being blown in two. Now, sceptics have rightly pointed out that the card in question calls it “Terrorist Nuke” however, the adherents to the claims that “They” have to tell us what “They” intend on unleashing on us, the delivery means is inconsequential, just that we were warned. The ‘Rules of the Grand Game’ being that IF -we- nominally fail to acknowledge or attempt to prevent said-acts, then it “ain’t on “Them” so to speak. It’s OUR fault for failing to protect ourselves.
Disingenuous to say the least, and definitely a tinfoil moment.
Problem is, the joke these days?
“What do you say to your crazy conspiracy theory friend in 2022?”
“I’m sorry, You were right”
Another case of possible Predictive Programing is the Amazon (run by who, oh yeah, The Bezos) show called “Utopia” (filmed in early 2020 and released in September of the same year!) in which a group of ultra-rich Globalists (sound familiar?) with the eeeee-vil Big Pharma CEO Kevin Christie having a plan that “…consists of: (1) Convincing the world’s population that there is an outbreak of a deadly new virus, (2) Once convinced of the narrative of the faux-pandemic, announce to the public the creation of a new vaccine, (3) Through the coordination between global elites and non-governmental organizations, governments move quickly to inject the world’s population with this “vaccine”. (4) Once the population is injected, it turns out that the vaccine is designed to sterilize almost all of those people that take it, causing the global population to drop from 7.8 billion to about 500 million, and ushering in a new era of plenty.”
Say fucking WHAT!?!
Yep. Bad Juju and Joss right there man… the timing, the concept?
You absolutely owe the cray-cray foil-wearing Uncle an apology.
“They” seem to have let the past two years of stoopid out on that one Aye? Consider that even though it was well received, it only got one season of 8 episodes. Released in September of 2020, cancelled Novemeber of that same year.
Guess the show did it’s job.
Now, my personal observation(s) from the past few days is that yet again they’re on a Predictive Programming “run” if’n you will. The indicator(s) I’ve seen are somewhat disturbing, as in various articles, ramp-ups and whatnot? The Magic 8 Ball when shaken is currently showing the status: Signs point to yes vis-a-vis that Nookular War is coming. One of these observations is the current YouTube algo that follows my own ‘stuff’ that I watch. I watch primarily the usual suspects, the AK Guy Brandon Herrera, Gun Jesus Ian, Nerdrotic, Doomcock and Az from HeelsVSBabyface… Occasionally some historical stuff, from WW2 for the most part and some of the silly stuff Wifey sends me. To my Memory, I’ve never watched any WW3 or “Prep” vidyas for Nuclear War.
This afternoon my “Suggested Vidya”?
“The Day After”… we all remember that nightmare-fuel from when we were kids… watching the US get turned into Post-Toasties? Yepper…
“Threads”, a BBC show in line with “The Day After” with Sheffield being graphically nuked
Add on “When the Wind Blows” a bit of a tear-jerker British “after The Bomb” movie where two pensioners…well, I’ll just leave it at that. Check it our for yourself if you want to. Thing is, I -haven’t- revisited any of that sort of ‘stuff’ from the ‘bad old days’ growing up 10 miles from two prime Soviet Targets… Pease Air Force Base and Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. As a kid I was highly aware that if things were ‘pear shaped’ with Ivan, I wasn’t going to get to star in my own “Red Dawn” action flick, but more than likely get blown to my component atoms in the first multi-megaton exchange.
I had thought those days were well and truly behind us.
What I didn’t figure on was that The GriftGov and all of it’s Perverted Pedophilic and Satanic Minions would go so far as to blast us all to Hell just to keep their Grift and Reigns of Power under Their Exclusive Control. Hell, six years ago I would never had thought of the FBI as a Stasi-like Organization that makes La Cosa Nostra look positively angelic by comparison. Hell, I’d prefer the fucking MOB to be in charge, ‘cos at least then we could count on safe streets and their ‘piece of the action’ would be not be so absolutely ruinous to the entirety of the nation.
As it is, my own personal feelings are we’re getting set up for “…an Earth-Shattering Ka-BOOM!” One other link I found that I haven’t seen noted is this HERE from rense.com. Seriously, I know Rense is like the web-base Art Bell, but go check it out. I can’t testify to the veracity of said-poast, but IF it’s legit, we may be further ‘down the Rabbit Hole’ than we care to think about, because as the Admiral said in “Red October”:
“The Russians don’t take a dump, son, without a plan”
And that link above sure to me sounds like the Russians have a plan that the rest of us have yet to cotton on to.
I just hope it’s limited enough that I survive and the Grans survive.
SO, that’s about it for now, my thanks to my Gracious Host and BlogBro Mike for allowing me to throw this up whilst it was on my mind.
More Later I Remain The Intrepid Reporter
At this point, the only thing we know for certain is that it damned sure ain’t Pedo Joe.
Perhaps we should be thankful. Considering inflation, energy shortages and a world teetering on the brink, maybe the less Biden is involved, the better.
All of which were brought on by the Biden marionette’s handlers. Which means that statement applies equally to them, too.
To understand what’s happening, it’s best not to think of this as a Biden Presidency, but a Biden Regency.
The term was regularly used in the age of kings and empires. If an 8-year-old princess was placed on the throne or an incapable king couldn’t perform his duties, one or several regents would handle the day-to-day operations.
In like manner, Biden is surrounded with longtime D.C. power players, such as Ron Klain, Susan Rice, Anita Dunn, John Podesta, Gene Sperling – a veritable “who’s who” of Beltway knife fights and insider skullduggery. Throughout their long careers, they’ve never sought credit or voter approval. Just power.
And the less Joe is around, the more their regency can accomplish.
Which ain’t a good thing, for anybody.
These competing power centers explain the contradictory policies coming out of the Oval Office these days. Aggressively pushing a new Iran Nuclear Deal while Russia buys Iranian drones to fight Ukrainians. When there’s no one to say “the buck stops here,” the bucks turn up in pretty strange places.
It reminds me of the confusing end of Woodrow Wilson’s presidency. For his last 18 months in office, he was incapacitated with a stroke. First lady Edith Wilson and a handful of confidantes covered it up and ran the country themselves.
As with Wilson, historians will one day explain the Biden Regency more fully. But someone is running the country, and not very well.
How sure can we be of even that much, really? The Leviathan-state has become so massive, so ubiquitous, so many-fingered and multi-tentacled, that it begins to look more and more as if the infernal machine is essentially running on autopilot, an overcrowded clown car with a brick on the accelerator pedal coasting down into the ditch under its own power with nobody at the wheel. That could also account for those contradictory, nonsensical, and self-defeating policies easily enough, about as well as anything else does. But no, it definitely ain’t Grampy Gropey steering this thing; for one thing, he’s too old, senile, and decrepit to drive. Compare, contrast.
Biden cant bring a fricken bicycle to a stop and Trump is out there catching sharpies out of mid air. https://t.co/BYeyLccoGy
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) October 2, 2022
Heh. Nice snag, Mr President.