Mailvox: Paula pwns herself

Paula hasn’t quite made it to “S” yet:

Lol, dude, Vox, I totally pwnd you.

When you open up a response with, “Damn, yo, it’s totally her fault for being born Filipina,” and a logical fallacy….

You know you’re totally been pwnd.

Paula, let me explain a little concept called “sarcasm” to you. It revolves around the notion that, on occasion, the meaning of a statement is not what it apppears to be on the surface. This is often done for humorous effect.

As it is impossible for anyone to be held responsible for the circumstances of one’s birth – time travelling parricides notwithstanding – intelligent people will recognize that this is not a reasonable basis for criticism.

But then, it is obvious no one who uses words such as “k3wl” and “pwnd”, much less the sort of charmingly unique grammatical structures seen in that last sentence is likely to fall into that category, so your failure to grasp this tremendously difficult concept is not exactly surprising.

And I would be remiss in failing to note that you’ve given us an admirable example of Michelle Malkin’s patented “Discussion over, I win” technique, so flawless an example, in fact, that I can only applaud you.

Well done!

Mailvox: in which she demonstrates that she’s not

Renee still thinks she’s a feminist:

Equality is just that. I think the legally women should have the exact same rights and responsibilities of a man of the same age.

Thus, Renee isn’t a feminist. Once she reads up on the feminist canon, she’ll understand that. At best, feminism is theoretically dedicated to equality of result; if we actually applied that concept across the board instead of only regarding things where men have an advantage, we’d be shooting old women over the age of 75, throwing millions of women in jail and rejecting an additional 10 percent of girls’ college applications.

At its worst, feminism is simply totalitarianism with a lipsticked face.

Mr. Manners on alien probe etiquette

The Pan-Galactic one leaps right to the heart of the matter:

Please also note how often these aliens are described as “ethical”. Now I don’t know about you.. but I’ve read plenty of abduction stories… and I don’t see anything ethical about kidnapping someone and probing them…. anally.

Ya know where I come from we call that sodomy… rape.. and kidnapping too… not to mention… you know… just plain rude.

My theory is that the alien civilization responsible picked up our television signals which by an unfortunate series of coincidences happened to be broadcasting Deliverance that day.

Amusing accident… or an early warning

Germany turns to National Socialist propaganda:

A multi-million pound campaign to boost Germans’ low self-confidence has backfired after it emerged that its slogan was first coined by the Nazis.

The £20 million Du Bist Deutschland – You Are Germany – campaign was devised to inspire Germans to stop moaning and do something good for their country.

Beethoven, Einstein and the sports stars Franz Beckenbauer and Michael Schumacher have been cited in advertisements encouraging Germans to take more pride in their homeland.

But a historian from Ludwigshafen has provoked an uproar with his discovery that the same Du Bist Deutschland cry was used at Nazi rallies in the 1930s.

Actually, I’d be more nervous if they were pushing a “Du bist Europa” campaign.

Amerika, mein Vaterland

From Papers Please:

Meet Deborah Davis. She’s a 50 year-old mother of four who lives and works in Denver, Colorado. Her kids are all grown-up: her middle son is a soldier fighting in Iraq. She leads an ordinary, middle class life. You probably never would have heard of Deb Davis if it weren’t for her belief in the U.S. Constitution.

One morning in late September 2005, Deb was riding the public bus to work. She was minding her own business, reading a book and planning for work, when a security guard got on this public bus and demanded that every passenger show their ID. Deb, having done nothing wrong, declined. The guard called in federal cops, and she was arrested and charged with federal criminal misdemeanors after refusing to show ID on demand.

On the 9th of December 2005, Deborah Davis will be arraigned in U.S. District Court in a case that will determine whether Deb and the rest of us live in a free society, or in a country where we must show “papers” whenever a cop demands them.

The land of the free and the home of the brave? Right. The fact that our ancestors were free and brave doesn’t mean that we are, it only means that we are fortunate enough to have been given an example and a challenge to live up to.

The government is never your friend and it is seldom your protector. Never forget that.

Blogfodder: oh, there will be cats a-plenty

This is how feminist bloggers are defeating the Patriarchy:

i got me tattoo.

yuppers. it’s purty..

Rose is biting me, now.

Vox day is a fucking retard. Dumb ass evil retard.

i have a cat on my shoulder, for really literally.

I can’t help but envision a feline-filled future for this scion of the Sisterhood. And based on this writing sample, I suspect that my buttocks may in fact be more intelligent than this future cat-collector.