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Another set piece by a feminist journo and that delightful new legislation

These are what I call “set piece” articles – the person is so biased, like a Galloway, and what she says so predictable, that we become predictable in our responses too.

Yes, dear friends, it’s yet another feminist whinge, this time by some female journo named Allison Pearson, saying it’s not just bruises which show abuse.

Quite right, it’s not. It’s more this situation, from one of the readers:

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These one sided articles by whinging women really take the biscuit. Very largely speaking, it is men who have to put up with their moody PMT wives and naggingly abusive complaints, and if there is to be some silly law to stop moody marriage partners, it certainly needs to include the likes of Mrs May, oh, and Alison Pearson.

Yep, the old emotional abuse trick, the staple abuse women use. No bruises the man can show, just his word against hers.  As for the accompanying pic:

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And the picture to go with the article is of a bullying man and a sobbing woman, just like the same article in the Guardian.

Interview with Obama’s facilitator

He’s the one:

President Obama owes Mikey Dickerson two debts of gratitude. Mr. Dickerson was a crucial member of the team that, in just six weeks, fixed the HealthCare.gov website when the two-year, $400 million health insurance project failed almost as soon as it opened to the public in October.

Mr. Dickerson, 35, also oversaw the computers and wrote software for Mr. Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign, including crucial last-minute programs to figure out ad placement and plan “get out the vote” campaigns in critical areas. It was a good fit for him; since 2006, Mr. Dickerson had worked for Google on its computer systems, which have grown rapidly and are now among the world’s largest.

But last week Mr. Obama lured Mr. Dickerson away from Google. His new job at the White House will be to identify and fix other troubled government computer systems and websites. The engineer says he wants to change how citizens interact with the government as well as prevent catastrophes.

Asker’s Syndrome

i can't ask

Oh woe is me – I simply can’t ask, whatever will I do?

Sometimes I get sucked into reading women’s pages in the MSM, lured by the pic of the pretty lady on the front.

And when you get in – what an utter load of tosh!

The latest is the newest Kafkatrapping, called Asker’s Syndrome.

Label it a syndrome, get learned articles published in journals and there you are – a bona fide Kafatrap to throw later at those who oppose such c*** being dumped on women, as if the ladies didn’t have enough neuroses as it is.

It’s a little understood, but surprisingly common condition that afflicts women from all walks of life. The main symptom of Asker’s Syndrome is that you’re incapable of asking for what you want.

I was alerted to Asker’s Syndrome during a recent visit from my mother and mother-in-law. Both of them are incapable of articulating something as simple as what they would like for dinner.

Kafkatrapping

Amfortas is many things and one of those is sharp and to the point:

We live in an age when some people seek to overturn reality and substitute their own neuroses and psychotic demands. The social fabric falls apart, worn down from being rubbed the wrong way.

Precisely as has happened. It’s a sorry round of the news media today, to be sure. He mentions a Canadian “feminist”, Wendy McElroy, who wrote on “Kafkatrapping”:

The term “kafkatrapping” describes a logical fallacy that is popular within gender feminism, racial politics and other ideologies of victimhood.

It occurs when you are accused of a thought crime such as sexism, racism or homophobia.

You respond with an honest denial, which is then used as further confirmation of your guilt. You are now trapped in a circular and unfalsifiable argument; no one who is accused can be innocent because the structure of kafkatrapping precludes that possibility.

YouGov poll on immigration coming

Don’t know if I’ve mentioned it but I occasionally do these YouGov thingies and apparently they’ve revamped the homepage now and reset ratings and opinions back to zero, but left our redeemable points alone.  Ho hum:

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Anyway, that’s not what this post is about.  The latest poll, which no doubt will be released to the MSM by and by, was about two things – God and immigration.

The first one, on God, led in with some pretty innocuous questions about fossils and the age of the earth etc.  It was only by the third page that I realized it had turned into an “if I believe in God or evolution” questionnaire – apparently you can’t have both.

That’s not the topic of this post either.

The biggy was the immigration question and though they were very careful in their questioning, they couldn’t help but give away their bias.  For example, the question – is it acceptable to call people these names – followed by Spic, Yid and all that.…

Misuse of statistics can consign a nation to oblivion

Today is largely playing away. The 10 a.m. post is at Broad Oak and this is at OoL.

It always was bollox [H/T Wiggia]:

Civil servants at the Treasury have now dismissed the 3 million jobs claim by arguing the methodology was 10 years old and imprecise, rendering its conclusions entirely inaccurate. In fact, the myth is based entirely on a 1999 report by the National Institute for Economic and Social Research (NIESR) that 3.2 million jobs were “associated” with exports to goods and services to the EU.

Continue to OoL …