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I am not Alt-Right

I have to admit a lot of these terms have snuck up on me in the last year. Alt-Right is one of those terms. But, over the last couple of months I have been exposed to a number of alt-righters (I’m not capping the name, not worth my time) via discussions.

From what I have been exposed to I can safely say I am not alt-right. They claim an honesty about race relations, race consciousness, etc, etc, etc. Basically it is just a lot obfuscation for plain old racism.

One such lad kept bringing up SAT and IQ tests that show that blacks and hispanics score, on average, lower than whites (the fact that asians score higher than whites was a fact that I had to bring up and when I did I was accused of obfuscation myself – and that the differences were “small” – so what? you still ain’t on top, brother!).

Now these things are a matter of public record, and yes, the bare naked numbers are true.

But, they are merely data. What does the data mean? Now, It took me a lot of drilling to get anything out of anyone (I felt like Hank Reardon in Atlas Shrugged when he is being forced to sell at a complete loss and he keeps asking Dr. Ferris “what are you counting on?”). Now, the insistence on this raw data and repeated refusals to say what you mean by bringing them up in the first place tells me all I need to know.

You want the data to mean that there is a hierarchy of superiority when it comes to intelligence and the ability to perform scholastically. The hierarchy goes: asian, white, hispanic, black. I am sure the alt-righter would add that this merely applies to intelligence as it relates to problem-solving and scholastic achievement. And that the black is still better at basketball and eating lots of watermelon, while the Mexican is good at washing his car and making a lot of babies. No one cares about the asian, they are not making any noise, they are just studying in school.

When I mention the fact that there are many factors that can explain these differences (because I do not buy into the genetic inferiority of any race) I got a flood of accusations of offering Leftist style excuses – which I did not.

For instance. I do not think the tests are “culturally biased” that is a pant load. They are no more culturally biased than is 2 + 2 = 4. Although I have read university professors claim just that about math and reading. Just as the accusation that we live in a white supremacist structure is merely code for we live in a civilization where you are expected to show up to work, on time, and do your job. But even this I have heard denounced as inherently white supremacist structure.

But, if I say that there are many reasons for the differences in these tests, reasons that we can all see, I will get the hysterical “LEFTIST!” accusation. Nor am I saying “It is Whitey’s fault.” It is partly the Leftist Whitey’s fault to be sure, but there are cultural (within asian cultures themselves for instance) reasons as well why asians perform better than whites, just as there are cultural differences why whites perform better than blacks and hispanic – on average.

But the differences are not explained by genetics. But when your ONE ANSWER is race, this has to be your answer.

Another couldn’t keep antisemitic remarks under his belt. And this same person apparently thinks interracial marriages are degenerate (literally) and an abomination (just like homosex!) and a Leftist conspiracy to destroy the family. As usual this “abomination” is lumped in with some good contenders because the Left is not really a family friendly people. If someone wants to argue that contraception is injurious to the family structure, I’m all ears and I have heard the arguments and they are strong. But to say that interracial marriages are degenerate is to be a simple racist pig.

How about two people, a man, and a woman… fell in love? Wow, it is like I discovered the atom! Woo Hoo!

This same person went on to say that it was wisdom that kept the races from intermarrying before (I assume here he means black and white in America – I mean surely he wouldn’t object when American officers brought home Japanese wives, or Korean wives? Asians score higher than whites, so maybe it is an abomination for the asian woman to stoop to a monkey white man?). Sorry, no it wasn’t. Cultural differences? Sure. I bet it was quite hard – ON BOTH SIDES (see the blindness of the racist?) – for the bonding of different American sub-cultures. But hell, a beautiful farm girl in New York from Kansas would be in a foreign culture when she fell for Sonny Luciano from the Bronx.

But anything else is pure, naked racism. It is not a degeneration, nor an abomination, for a white man to fall for a black woman, for them to marry, for them to have sex, for them to bear children. Any more than it was for Gi Joe and Aiko from Tokyo.

For me to even be talking about this, as if it is 1947 or something is ridiculous. But there I am out there hearing this shit.

Granted, I think BLM is exactly the same as alt-right. Racist vs. Racist. Good luck people.

I am not Alt-Right. Nor will I be.

My positions are that that can be found in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. In this instance paragraphs 1691 – 1960.

Finally, I find the topic of race to be boring, boring, boring. I don’t go around talking about shirt color differences, and for the same reason I do not go around talking about skin color differences. I don’t care!
But I had to mention it this once because I am conservative, I am a registered Republican, but I am not alt-right.

To finish, here is a very wise man on YouTube. I agree with his sentiments completely. I am sure someone will say that is only because and blah, blah, blah. Don’t care.

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Sexbots

Yes, sexbots.

Apparently these are already here with more robust “life-like” features and physical abilities on the way.

First reactions?

Ah, no. This is not an advance. My first reaction is to call this a fall into perversity. I mean further perversity.

Talk about the objectification of women. I mean, if this isn’t it, then the term never referred to anything.

I have heard that these are an answer for loneliness. Apparently the dog has failed as has man’s right hand. No longer able to be satisfied watching 10 men pounding the living hell out some tiny slut through a computer screen, he will now be able to invite all of his fellow jack-offs over for a real romp.

The only reason Lenore from Joss Whedon’s Serenity (see photo at top of post) looked like a real life sexbot is because it was played by an actual human. The one’s they have now look dead. There is something missing. A soul. It gives me the creeps. This is like Jeffrey Dahmer’s psychology given manifestation.

What happens when men, now really unrestrained in satisfying hatever cruel lusts they can conjure, seek to experience this with a flesh woman. A being he is little used to and that does not tailor itself to his whims.

I came across this story in The Mirror where Dr. Kathleen Richardson says the following:

“Sex is a co-experience between two people but society has turned it into a product.

“Men have uncoupled sex from relationships so completely that they can now enter into these fantasies and have sex with dolls.

“They are not pedalled as products though, they are pedalled as girlfriends – and that is dangerous for women.

“When they penetrate that object they are not having a relationship, they are masturbating.

“When they are penetrating a woman and thinking she is an object, that is rape. We really need to address this confusion. The consequences for women are very dangerous.”

Running across the same story but this time from the National Catholic Register quotes from perhaps the most hated document of the twentieth-century Pope Paul VI’s Humanae Vitae:

Responsible men can become more deeply convinced of the truth of the doctrine laid down by the Church on this issue if they reflect on the consequences of methods and plans for artificial birth control. Let them first consider how easily this course of action could open wide the way for marital infidelity and a general lowering of moral standards. Not much experience is needed to be fully aware of human weakness and to understand that human beings—and especially the young, who are so exposed to temptation—need incentives to keep the moral law, and it is an evil thing to make it easy for them to break that law. Another effect that gives cause for alarm is that a man who grows accustomed to the use of contraceptive methods may forget the reverence due to a woman, and, disregarding her physical and emotional equilibrium, reduce her to being a mere instrument for the satisfaction of his own desires, no longer considering her as his partner whom he should surround with care and affection.

Note, this was addressing artificial birth control 50 years ago. Add in the turn that feminism resulted in basically women calling for the same deal, and Pope Paul was pretty dead on.

CEO of Abyss Creations (man, what an apt name!) says the following:

“There’s a knee-jerk reaction to either laugh at it or ridicule it or just go, ‘Oh that’s gross,’” says Matt McMullen, CEO of Abyss Creations in San Marcos, Calif., the company behind RealDoll. “It’s not about replacing people. It’s more about creating an alternative for those that desire it” – Sex Robots Are Coming, and They’re Not as Skeevy as You Think – Jun.02.2017 https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/innovation/sex-robots-are-coming-they-re-not-skeevy-you-think-n767531?cid=sm_npd_nn_fb_mc_170826 via NBC News

You mean the alternative of replacing people.


A Book Recommendation

In the wake of the disastrous (and eye opening) Charlottesville weekend, I was reminded of a book I had read about 23 years ago.

What reminded me of it was clear presentation of the two extreme sides of our political spectrum now. Both are antithetical to America and her values (or what were her values – hard to tell the death of a thing if it has no actual flesh).

The growing “alt-right” which consists of recently angry people reacting to the militarized Left, the old school racist skinheads and Nazis, and other pants-shitting, white robes wearing shitheads that have been showing off the effects of inbreeding for over a century. I am sure there is a subset in there as well that are simply lost and will run screaming when they see what corner they have got off on.

The militant “alt-left” of antifa and BLM. These are just the racists and communists that make up the left, anti-white, anti-America, etc. Right now, with the full support of the media and academia, the Democratic party, and even some knuckle-headed (see McCain and Romney) Republicans, the entertainment industry – they are in the ascendancy.

Except that they are feeding the alt-right.

I am not the first person to see eerie similarities to 20’s Germany here. The shitheads on the right and the shitheads on the left will squeeze out any centrists in the middle – and whoever can kill the other and rule will win.

And they both hate the Jews!

Your choice will be Fascism or Fascism – your country will already be dead.

Quick points, my IMHO, about last weekend.

– ACLU completely correct to argue for the right of the demonstrators.
– As soon as they showed up armed they should have been shut down and forcibly the night prior when they showed up.
– They have a right to peaceful process, but not to violence.
– Had they not been weaponized, we would have seen the New Left (which is really just the Old New Left from the 60’s but with full cultural support through 50’s years of further rot) for what it is as the beat upon a bunch of defenseless shitheads.

The book I recommend, with reservations, is Leonard Peikoff’s The Ominous Parallels.

Now I don’t subscribe to the philosophy of Objectivism anymore, so I do not recommend (unless you are simply curious) his recommendation chapter which is basically a selling pitch for Ayn Rand’s philosophy. Although even there there are points to be had since the philosophy does agree with America’s founding ideas in general. It diverges in some areas where Objectivism claims that ideas like Duty, Public Good and Sacrifice are bad ideas. When it agrees with the Founding Fathers, the chapter is good – when it starts to chastise, he’s selling soap.

What he does do is go into detail the culture and ideas that were dominating in Weimar Germany and that led to the Nazi state. The examination of the extreme Kantianism that took place in German ethics is fascinating. The descriptions of the concentration camps victims walking to the deaths to the soft sounds of operetta are completely disturbing.

Peikoff’s examination of the purpose of the concentration camps is probably the most disturbing chapter. People assume the camps were there merely for the purpose of killing. That is not the case.

That, however, is after a long analysis of how the Germans got there.

When I first read the book in 1992(?) I can’t say I saw a lot of similarity between Weimar Germany and the modern America of 1992. And a lot of the American examples from the book are from the riotous 60’s. Now the foundations were laid in the 60’s for our disaster (you don’t need to be a current or ex-Objectivist to see or agree with that) but they looked a little far removed in 1992.

Well, that was a generation ago. They seem like very Ominous Parallels now – and very close.


Sologamy

Writers will have to soon break their pens.

At least those that seek to write about our modern world. How can you beat what is real now? Even writers of the weird and fantastic are challenged to come up with stuff more fantastic than comes out of “reality” nowadays!

I may offer further comment on this phenomena later, although it hardly seems necessary!


Because They Are the Same

I was looking at a post of mine from earlier last month when I clicked on one of the links I provided.

This is in reference to last month’s shutting down of a Milo Yiannopoulos talk at the Berkley (you may remember these violent a-holes, or at least their grandparents, from the 60’s!) due to Leftist violence and arson.

There is a reason the Left defends Islam at every turn (while simultaneously attacking Christianity at every turn), and there is a reason you can’t yank the word terrorism from their mouths even when they are looking at the same pile of bodies you are.

On a fundamental level the Left and Islam (radical Islam if you need the qualifier) share the same worldview and share the same ethics on action. Thought, and thus speech (or speech thus thought, doesn’t matter) is to be controlled by violence and threats of violence.

Ever noticed how touchy the mobs of Muslim protesters are that swarm into city streets, light fire to American flags, flip and smash and set on fire cars – ever notice how all of this can be instigated at the slightest provocation? Ever notice how the Left defends such violence by blaming it on the people that said or drew or wrote or filmed whatever it was that inflamed these people?

And just as touchy is the Leftist, those indoctrinated, ignorant souls of modern education indoctrination. Taught to express themselves from infancy (no substance just express yourself!) grow up to be giant, unwieldy crybabies urged and groomed in violence and rage. A baby too is quite the violent creature when it doesn’t get its way, it is just too small for its tantrums to inflict any harm.

All those violent protests are organized, all such things are organized to some degree.

Who is organizing ours? Who are the Left’s organizers?

The Left, and they have proven this especially since the election, believes in the efficacy of terrorism.


Barbarella

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Man, what the hell happened to people in the late 60’s? This is got to be one of the dumbest movies I have ever seen. And, yes, I made it through the whole thing. Hanoi Jane (part and parcel of 60’s and 70’s insanity) shows her B-acting skills in what has to be the single most worthless character to ever grace the screen. She, supposedly the only one future Earth can depend on to save the galaxy, achieves exactly zero. Except for getting laid three times and breaking the orgasm machine, which figured into the plot not at all (hold it, did I just say PLOT???) the entirety of what passes for the events of the story could have gone on completely without her.

I can’t believe this was a short few years before one of the greatest science fiction movies ever. I’m talking of course about Star Wars. [On a side note, I am seriously trying to not get excited about the new Star Wars film this Christmas. I’ll probably fail!]

I mean – wow. For those too young to remember (I was just a small child at the time myself) I called Jane Fonda Hanoi Jane because of her famous rallying for the communist Vietnam army and her deplorable words against our servicemen. Servicemen, at least in my humble opinion, that were victims of, not only a senseless war, but the worst executed war in American history. Sorry, it was not technically a war (which was part of the problem) Congress declared nothing. And, lest we forget, the draft was still in effect then as well.

The 60’s always appears to me as some sick, diabolical joke (don’t get me wrong, the 80’s were a joke as well, but that’s because we were the first trivial generation). You still hear people of the era mention how they really did something back then. It was the age of love, they were the age of aquarius, the generation of peace.

 

We’re still feeling the repercussions. The Manson Family, that is the proper symbol of the counterculture of the 60’s. It was a disaster in every single facet.

This movie reminded me of just how F’d up that period was.


The World Done Gone Fallen Off Its Rocker

Another article at Strange Notions called Love, Tolerance, and the Making of Distinctions by Fr. Robert Barron has stirred up even more evidence of extreme cognitive dissonance. A note first: while I find most, if not all, the atheists that frequent that site to be philosophically without rudder or clue (and most of them are proudly so) I only find a few of the Catholic commenter their to be worth their salt. So don’t assume I take the Catholic’s side (whoever that may be in a particular instance) or position.

While I am in agreement with a majority of Catholic morality and social teaching that does not mean every word from a Catholic meets my agreement. So don’t take it as a sanction.

Also I need the kind of work these people have. Apparently other people’s work day majorly consists of having unrelated online discussions with strangers!

Let’s break into this discussion (I’m not giving identities this time but will break it up):

We start with this loaded send off (you tell me how many assumptions are in this man’s faith!):

Fr. Barron beats Jenner with the fantasy stick of Gnosticism. (Jenner somehow proposes a female spirit in a male body*.) This is a gross, trumped-up charge, that allows the manifold hatreds of disgusted Catholics to rest easy in the demure shade of a concerned Godly “Love” for a wrong ‘un.

We are, in fact, badly made in no-one’s image by a set of sequenced fabrication instructions, that magnify early errors and that lead us to a premature birth so we can finish brain wiring in a wide variety of cultural environments. (Men, particularly FWIW, are a low tolerance product of their genes, having no back up copy X chromosome.)

We turn out all sorts of ways. The strict gender (and other) conformalisms of many religious faiths are some of the most politically noxious and reductive. The charge of “disordered” has a chilling ring to it. By contrast, cultures have only thrived on the rich stew of diversity.

*The Evidence? Jenner: “Deep down, I always knew that I was a woman, but I felt trapped in the body of a man. Therefore, I have the right to change my body to bring it in line with my true identity.”

I forgot to master the non-sequitor, I should ask this man to teach it to me.

To which a buddy chimes in:

This is a very good point. The false belief that we are somehow “designed” is obviously at work here. It is directly at odds with biology.

Well “designed” in a most generic sense could (used to) mean simply the end state to which man finds himself (his timescale being infinitesimally too small for evolutionary time to mean anything thus we can take a current state “now” as the end state) currently. Thus whether you meant it theologically as in God designed us the way we are now; or, nature through evolutionary processes designed us, or delivered us to the point of nature (our nature) we currently possess.

Obviously for man to have any nature is the view of some drooling Neanderthal.

And then a distant voice from ages past, reaching across the… millennia? no, …centuries? no, …decades? no, …years? I thought so. How about last week?

@William Davis: “It is directly at odds with biology.”

Wrong. A biological male who thinks he is a female would be “directly at odds with biology.”

And in that intervening space, in that whiplash that results when men’s thinking is a reflection of his fickle fashions, the man of just yesterday (literally) is given a bearskin and club and asked to retreat to the wilderness.

You aren’t worth a response.

The two go loggerheads for a few exchanges then the new world man who deemed the Neanderthal not worthy of a response apparently forgets and…

What, exactly, is a “biological male”? And even more problematic, what, exactly, is a “biological female”? If you know, please tell the various sporting organizations that have been unable to answer these questions satisfactorily.

Am I going to, in a few years, have to write out a dissertation when I ask someone to please pass the salt?

What, exactly is “salt”. And, even more problematic, what, exactly, is pepper?

I mean Jesus Tap-dancing Christ what are people willing to do to their minds simply to conform to groupthink? A guy has a ding dong and two balls (one ball is passable, nod to you Hitler ol’ chap), a girl’s got a vagina, hermaphrodites have some aspect of both.

To which the totally sane response is given.

Bruce Jenner has male DNA and has had fathered children. What sporting organization would be confused with that?

Then the inspiration of tonight’s post title…

You seriously need to learn about how genes make bodies and brains. They are not a map or body plan, but a sequenced list of fabrication processes, open to great variation in the final outcomes. Our neotenous nature, the facts of epigenetics and selection pressures affecting gene expression further detract from your simplistic vision of robust body and brain types.

“A biological male who thinks he is a female would be “directly at odds with biology.””.

No. Not at all. It is this variability that is the key to biology’s evolutionary success.

Hold it, the variability of introducing males that want to cut off their genitals is part of biology’s evolutionary success? Only if evolution has gone suicidal. Of course I don’t hold to the modern atheistic notion that evolution explains human behavior.

Which is SensibleMan’s point na-na-na-Na-Na-Na! Charge!

How successful will a colony of trans-gendered be if they “lie down with” those of the same biological sex?

To which Darwin’s deranged ancestor responds with more lip flapping lunacy,

Variability can aid evolutionary problem solving in general, but this specific variation can additionally aid directly.

So, how can non reproductive kin aid their own genetic reproductive fitness?

Have you any idea how much of a burden our effectively premature and helpless off-spring are compared to all other mammals or primates even?

We are the only species to trust even non-kin with the safeguarding of our children, so pressing is the need for childcare.

Before grandparents were invented (quite suddenly during the Aurignacian about 40,000BCE ish) any non reproducing adultish kin would be the ideal first choice. By which service they do pretty well for their own (shared) genes too. Nepotism and mini dynasties do very well for their genes in energy sparse environments, like the past.

Is this guy really implying that gender dysphoria is an evolutionary aid?!?!? That our genes sensed we needed babysitters and so have induced some of us to go around cutting off our wee-wees and women to get (sorry, not sure what women have done to them when they go for genital mutilation) whatever?

Gibberish and complete and absolute nonsense is coherence and common sense. Up is down and down is up.

Look, I’m not the Westboro Baptist Church. But how does making up a bunch of senseless crap help out anyone?

Maybe some of these people could be more helped by a more understanding culture than one that suddenly decides to cut off their own heads to make them feel better (and themselves – nothing like the feeling of being a man in the Now… or so I’ve observed). Like I often say, man is a creature in a small boat that, in trying to keep it level, keeps running frantically from one extreme end to the other.

I personally do not believe many of these people championing gay marriage, gender identity, etc, etc, have anyone’s best interest at heart but their own smug satisfaction and sense of superiority.

Such is usually the case of the man of NOW.

On a personal observation, if anyone told me a few years ago that I would be siding with the Catholics on most issues of the day, I would have had a hearty laugh.

Well, I can’t blame the Catholics, they don’t do the change thing. It is the world that went a little daffy.


Hey, Ah, When Can I Get That Second Wife?

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Or my wife that second husband. Hey, if on Friday, Love Won, then there can’t be anything wrong with More Love Winning, right? This is not a new observation with me, but what possible argument is there against polygamy now? If marriage is not only between one man and one woman, but also between two men or two women, why the restriction on number?

Polygamists, I am sure, have always thought the number restriction to be arbitrary, but now it surely is – at least in the eyes of the law.

Marriage is no longer thought to be about the bond that cleaves to form the nest of the family, nor even as the precondition should a couple decide to pursue such a path. No, now it is simply about love – great big, ol’ mushy love.

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Mmm, I betcha gramps, enjoyed deflowering the cutie to his right (HIS right, not his first wife from the Great Depression on your right).

Well, why cant my wife have two husbands (btw, yuck, ain’t happening legal or no)? If the standard is love, well then she has doubled the love. That’s good, right? And if she can get me into (now I get into original territory my way!) fondling balls and take  on some cornholin’ well, she has just tripled the love, no? We are enacting an earthly Age of Aquarius style unholy trinity!

And, of course, someday I may come home and say (in an Elvis voice)

“Ah, yeah, say, baby, here’s the thing you see. There’s a baby mama down at the laundry mat, a Lucy, and we a got to talking you see, and well, we in love baby, so this family going to get a little bigger.”

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[Yeah, mommy! I wanna be that guy when I grow up! It’s probably great on hump night, but can you imagine being in the doghouse with three women! I can’t handle it with one!]

What’s she to say other than her own subjective affirmation or denial of my right to add more Love to the mix. She made the love a triple, I made it a quadruple!

Hey, maybe her sister is hot as well…


Gays Win the Weimar Lottery

Imagine there is a lottery in Germany, much like our modern one back in the 1920’s/ Imagine a one Wolfdietrich von Stumm of Weimar Germany in November of 1923. After a rout of drinking and harassing some Jews, he stops by his local store to check his lottery tickets.

“Heilige Scheiße!” (Holy Shit!) this intoxicated antisemite exclaims, he has just matched all numbers from last week’s lottery.

Then he reads that what would have been his millions of Marks last week that would have bought a week’s worth of meals will now not even be enough for a downpayment on a loaf of bread. He had wondered where his wife had found the Mark-wallpaper design!

“Fick die Henne!” (Fuck the Chicken) He spits throwing the newspaper to the ground and going back to the bar.

That, in a nutshell is what gays in America got today in the Supreme Court ruling that made same sex marriages legal in all 50 states.

What used to be considered a sacrament (if only sometimes as an ideal) is now not even afforded the status of a gentlemanly handshake. Not even the force of a business contract. A large segment of the current generation skips it entirely seeing the hollow folly their predecessors made of the institution.

People can divorce for any reason whatsoever – children be damned – under the slightest whim or the faintest of pressures. Because he has found a tighter ass or bigger tits, or she a bigger dick or larger wallet, or the initial lust has worn away – whatever. And they are free to repeat this process as many times as they feel the need to.

In today’s culture of ME, marriage didn’t stand a chance. Now I never had children, but I didn’t need to to learn the first lesson of marriage, it is not about ME. And this goes roundly and doubly if you have children then it is absolutely NOT ABOUT YOU.

So diluted and meaningless is the modern institution of secular marriage we have the spectacle of the “open marriage” which is really not a marriage no matter if the modern episte allows for the exclusion of the essential in one’s definition.

People walk around having children in marriage, without the marriage at the same time, having 4 children by four different fathers (never forget I point the finger at the fathers as well).

I get astonishment when I tell people I’ve been married for 22 years. It is like I’ve achieved some sort of rare, almost unheard of feat. That used to be the norm.

So no one be shocked that marriage is now “redefined” because it has been undefined for some years now.

What did they get? It’s a pity, they didn’t get much. Some vague contract thingy that will help you in court when you divorce (maybe) get you health insurance through your partner. They’re getting something most people I know aren’t searching for and don’t care about.

It is not an achievement. They did not gain anything. What they gained was a rubble. If they had gained it 50, even 40 years ago, that may have been something (scratch the 40, that would have been 1975, too late!). They would have really achieved something if it was still viewed as sacrament.

But I’ll leave it for the reader to see why that would be impossible. Hint: the answer lies not in intolerance or even religious views, the answer lies in psychology and I left the hint in this very post. Happy hunting.

Anyway… Hurray! Good for you!

 

 


By the Pound

Be Prepared: I’m Slaying Dirty Tonight

If you don’t like my posts where I get a little nasty, go down to the last section called Bubbleheads. That be clean, son.

Premarin Vaginal Cream:

Judging by their television commercials you would think that the only use of this medication is for older women who have “dried up” between the legs but still want a little lovin’. And, for some reason, they parade close-ups of women’s faces who, while also in their 50’s, look like they have just been subjected to a two month vacation in Tunisia. They look freeze dried. I know quite a few people, men and women, in this age bracket and beyond, but I’ve never seen people in real life this dry looking outside of a mummy movie. I get it, you’re dry. But try a little facial cream first or you’re going to strike out anyway.

And because the commercial only mentions uncomfortable to painful intercourse, one is really shocked to hear the possible side effects. Stroke, heart attack… dementia… well, shit I’ll cut and paste it for you…

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to conjugated estrogens: injectable powder for injection, oral tablet, vaginal cream

Oncologic

Oncologic side effects have included increased risks of endometrial carcinoma, ovarian cancer, and breast cancer.[Ref]

Cardiovascular

Cardiovascular side effects have included deep and superficial venous thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, thrombophlebitis, increase in blood pressure, and myocardial infarction.[Ref]

The manufacturer recommends close observation if conjugated estrogens must be used in patients who may be particularly sensitive to fluid retention because of underlying asthma, epilepsy, migraine, heart disease, and renal dysfunction.[Ref]

Genitourinary

Genitourinary side effects have included breakthrough bleeding, spotting, changes in vaginal bleeding pattern, abnormal withdrawal bleeding or flow, dysmenorrhea, increase the size of preexisting uterine leiomyomata, vaginitis, including vaginal candidiasis, change in cervical erosion and in degree of cervical secretion, cystitis-like syndrome, application site reactions of vulvovaginal discomfort including burning and irritation, genital pruritus, ovarian cancer, endometrial hyperplasia, and precocious puberty.[Ref]

Metabolic

Metabolic side effects have included increased serum triglyceride levels and reduced carbohydrate tolerance. Aggravation of porphyria has been reported.[Ref]

General

General side effects have included reports of fluid retention and increase or decrease in weight.[Ref]

Gastrointestinal

Gastrointestinal side effects have included nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, bloating, cholestatic jaundice, pancreatitis, ischemic colitis, and increased incidence of gallbladder disease.[Ref]

Cases of oral pigmentation and ischemic colitis have been reported rarely.[Ref]

Hematologic

Hematologic side effects have included hypercoagulability. Several cases of the hemolytic uremic syndrome have also been associated with conjugated estrogen therapy.[Ref]

Hepatic

Hepatic side effects have included enlargement of hepatic hemangiomas and rare cases of focal nodular hyperplasia, liver cell adenomas, hepatic hemangiomas and well-differentiated hepatocellular carcinomas.[Ref]

Hepatic side effects have also included many reports of hepatic tumors in women taking long-term oral contraceptives. However, some tumors have been reported in women taking isolated estrogen therapy.[Ref]

Nervous system

Nervous system side effects have included headache, migraine, dizziness, stroke, chorea, nervousness, exacerbation of epilepsy, dementia, and mental depression. Possible growth potentiation of benign meningioma has been reported.[Ref]

Other

Other side effects have included breast tenderness, pain, enlargement, secretion, and fibrocystic breast changes.[Ref]

Psychiatric

Psychiatric side effects have included case reports of rapid mood cycling in patients with severe depression.[Ref]

Respiratory

Respiratory side effects have included pulmonary embolism, exacerbation of asthma, and rare cases of exacerbations of pulmonary lymphangioleiomyomatosis. In addition, combinations of high-dose conjugated estrogens (the active ingredient contained in Premarin) and progestin have been reported to increase ventilation and increase the hypoxic ventilatory response.[Ref]

Dermatologic

Dermatologic side effects have included chloasma or melasma, which did not always resolve following discontinuation of estrogen therapy, scalp hair loss, hirsutism, rash, erythema multiforme, erythema nodosum, and hemorrhagic eruptions.[Ref]

Hypersensitivity

Hypersensitivity side effects have included anaphylactoid/anaphylaxis reactions including urticaria and angioedema.[Ref]

Endocrine

Endocrine side effects have included reports of increased levels of thyroxin-binding globulin, leading to an increase in total thyroid serum levels and a decrease in resin uptake of T3. Free thyroid hormone levels remained unchanged. Other endocrine effects have included decreased fasting plasma glucose.[Ref]

Ocular

Ocular side effects have included retinal vascular thrombosis and intolerance to contact lenses.[Ref]

Local

Local side effects have included phlebitis at the injection site and injection site pain and edema.[Ref]

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