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A Good Wife

After 10 years in the Midwest, my husband discovered the concept of takeout food yesterday.

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  1. Stringer Bell on said:

    You read about this?

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    • I can’t read the link but I’m guessing many of them are not local.

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      • Stringer Bell on said:

        Doesn’t seem like it.

        Anyway, back on topic, I thought I was pretty good about cooking at home but this is unreal. 10 years of continuous home cooked meals? That has to be some sort of a record.

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        • Oh yeah. I changed his gastronomical life for the better enormously. And I make him lunches to take to work every day.

          But cooking is my form of meditation. I suffer without it. I look forward to it and fantasize about it.

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          • Shakti on said:

            No Proustian exposititions on potatoes or salo? :p

            I’m so…lazy. My idea of a lazy meal to make is more involved than a lot of people’s. “I made green peppers with tofu.” “OMG, that’s so involved!”
            If I can figure out how not to weep copious tears while chopping onions, I’ll be set. (Seriously, I can’t see what I’m chopping.)

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      • “many of them are not local”

        They’re not. It’s largely a combination of a mall hardcore fringe, a few weekend warriors who play dress up for the day and some sympathetic lunkheads from neighboring countries.

        I don’t necessarily believe the 60,000 estimate, a low ball estimate was 30,000 so it was probably around 45 thousand give or take a few.

        It’s also only in Warsaw on that single day that anything like this happens… I might write about it on my blog but it’s mostly pretty boring.

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      • nb I don’t think highly of the person posted this picture but it does put the ‘nazi’ hysteria in some context (description: young men in the middle of the demonstration holding a large flag with a Polish eagle in the middle. A swastika on one side and a hammer and sickle on the other have the international NO! symbol superimposed on them)

        I suspect it’s the no to soviet style communism that some object to….

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        • I don’t want to be called a one-track obsessive again, but there is a small group of these trained monkeys that are sent all over Europe to join all sorts of marches and demonstrations to make it look like the marches are huge neo-Nazi manifestations. It’s very easy to take any cause whatsoever and make it look something very different. There is even a term for it. It’s called “making the picture.”

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          • I’ve seen it happen just a few years ago in Ukraine where people would protest against corruption, and the protests were reported all over the world, in all the major media, as Nazi rallies with the most egregious, insane lies attached to them. And there was no way of persuading anybody that it wasn’t true. There would be a large group of Ukrainian Muslims leading the march, there would be Jews with stars of David, and still people would see past that because they liked the narrative “Nazis in Ukraine.” Drove me nuts.


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            • Nazism is the blood label of Eastern Europeans. It’s what terrorism is to Muslims. You can roll out a grandpa who fought against Nazis in WW2, you can point to a Jewish father, you can remind how Hitler felt about Slavs, you can do anything you want but this is an unavoidable label that’s yours forever.

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            • “n Ukraine where people would protest against corruption, and the protests were reported all over the world, in all the major media, as Nazi rallies ”

              Yes. People talking about 60,000 nazis in Poland yesterday have about as much credibility as those who routinely talk about “Ukrainonazis”.

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          • Stringer Bell on said:

            “Polish Interior Minister Mariusz Blaszczak called the event a “beautiful sight.”

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          • “but there is a small group of these trained monkeys that are sent all over Europe to join all sorts of marches and demonstrations to make it look like the marches are huge neo-Nazi manifestations”

            Yep. That’s part of what went on. The short story is that independence day celebrations didn’t exist until a few years ago when soccer fans and the like started using the day to cause trouble (soon joined by the travelling neonazi show).

            Other groups have since joined in to drown them out but it’s not a fast process and in the ‘same’ march it’s easy to find every possible weirdo faction along with the more normal people.

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  2. Stringer bell on said:

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  3. Stringer Bell on said:

    Cliff notes:

    Teenagers heckling on college campuses: ‘End of the world as we know it, OMG!’

    60000 fascists yelling ‘Europe will be white, muslim genocide’ on the streets: ‘Nothing to see here, move along.’

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