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Friday, July 3, 2015

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Bathroom door at Sabatini's Beer Bar-Exeter








6/17/15. Bathroom door at Sabatini's Beer Bar. Chuck Orloski heard about this from a mailman, so we went to see for ourselves. Sabatini's is a sophisticated beer lounge just opened not even a month. We talked to the owner, who said his family have been running a pizzeria since 1958, and this is their new venture. It was completely empty when Chuck and I walked in in the late afternoon, and we wonder if such a fancy place would have a clientele in this hardscrabble Wilkes Barre suburb. It is expensive for the area but not unreasonably priced for anywhere else.



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17 comments:

Chuck Olroski said...

Nobody seems to want to talk during 4th weekend?

O Well... I looked at the Sabatini Rest Room door photo again, and... laugh, shudder?

Well, and then there is my ailing, arthritic wife Carol who struggles with daily pain and has a hard time moving around & doing basic chores, and lives in a dark apartment room. In contrast, we have Caitlyn (Bruce Jenner), an amazing world class athlete, age 65, and whose apparently healthy and wealthy, plays gold with the Elite, but wants to look like a female.

I understand that America is a very sick society, but having watched on TV (last night) Diane Sawyer's interview with Caitlyn Jenner, I am sincerely glad for him that he did not want to look like Frankenstein's Bride.

Later, I'll have to ask dear friend Jack Reese what he would think had he encountered someone like the new Jenner in D.O.C., Graterford.

Linh Dinh said...

Yo Chuck,

Our masters are certainly pushing transgenderism.

On 6/4/15 in the New York Times, there are "Let Transgender Troops Serve Openly" and "Transgender, at War and in Love".

In 2014, the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest is a bearded and longe haired Conchita Wurst in a dress, a kind of transgender Jesus.

On 6/22/15, there's this in the Washington Post, "Meet Kristin Beck, a transgender former Navy SEAL running for Congress".


Linh

Chuck Olroski said...

Thanks, Linh, you are so "on-the-ball."

We are witnessing the greatest & most twisted social engineering experiment ever conducted, on a global scale. However, Orthodox Russians and few Muslim nations do not want what our "Masters" most desire and the "civilized' West has.

Hell... in January 1891, I walked in Jordan and Egypt where even mini-skirts were scandalous.

Jesus, where are the Blog's other voices?

Linh Dinh said...

Yo Chuck,

It's no one's business if someone wants to change sex or cross dress, but it is intriguing that transgenderism is being highlighted and pushed so relentlessly now. Caitlyn Jenner has a new show. Only a couple months ago, Bruce killed someone in car accident, but that's been swept under the rug. Jenner has become the most visible American. For a little while there, it was Honey Boo Boo. Our masters can push (or bury) anything.

Linh

Linh Dinh said...

A while back, a blog reader wrote:

Sex education continues to be abysmal in these United States. It would appear that large numbers of people, perhaps the majority, still know little about basic mammalian biology, let alone specific human sexual function. Confusing gender -- the social constructs we create for women and men -- with biological sex seems rampant, including forms which ask one's gender rather than one's sex. Is it that the word SEX still makes people uncomfortable? I am a biological female, but I generally do not do gender, whether feminine or masculine.

In the current enthusiastic embrace of transgenderism, it should be required that people tell you what they specifically know about the ingestion of cross-sex hormones, the plastic surgeries, and, most horrifying of all, giving children puberty blockers. If they are ignorant, they need to educate themselves rather than preening themselves for their liberalism. Are people aware that in Iran sex-reassignment surgery (SRS) is considered the proper treatment for homosexuality? We're not quite so blatant here, but feminine boys and masculine girls are now considered trans rather than the gender-nonconforming children they are. A woman commenting on a story about Jazz, the transgender teen, wrote, "Wait until she gets her period!" Jazz is a biological male and will never have a period, but meanwhile his parents are making lots of money pimping him as a reality star.

Most transgender males and females do not have "bottom" surgeries. Females have their breasts removed and males have fake breasts implanted, but most males do not want to get rid of their penises and few females can afford the complex and difficult surgery of a phalloplasty. When males do have bottom surgeries, their penises are turned inside out and are inserted into a surgical cavity to make what is supposed to be a vagina. The body, of course, sees this as a wound and tries to heal it; these men have to dilate the wound to keep it open and the resulting hole is often filled with bacteria, pus, smegma. Actual female bodies, of course, are a little more complicated than a hole -- no surgery creates the complexity of a clitoris, most of which is internal and not visible, a self-cleaning and healthy vagina, and certainly does not include a cervix, uterus, and Fallopian tubes.

Many transgender supporters also know nothing about what is termed autogynephilia. Old-style transsexuals, most of whom were feminine gay boys, did not threaten women who object to men in women's restrooms, locker rooms, sports teams, shelters, etc, with beheading, rape with a chainsaw, and murder of their children. There is a new class of transgender males who are often middle-aged or older, married with children, right-wing in political perspective, often ex-military, who fancy themselves as young, beautiful women in order to satisfy their sexual fetishes. Their self-perceptions are comic (if not downright horrifying) to say the least, as one does not wipe out 30 or 40 years of testosterone and its effects on body and face structure.

Search online for gender-critical websites, detransitioning websites, and medical information, including basic biology. An interesting place to begin is the website of this transsexual physician.

--Susan

x larry said...

hey linh and chuck,
first off, who is this person?
like all comments above. i've had no time to comment lately, just fried from the kids and despairing of my situation. life can certainly be extremely depressing and desperate! never knowing what's next, no security, nasties and ignoramuses all around, waiting to pounce, endless worry of the variety of waking up early and lying in bed for two hours unable to sleep, desperate, wracked with worry about one's child. anyway, enough.
happy fourth to all my fellow americans. i forgot to wear my big flag swim trunks yesterday, but wore them to the beach all last week (purchased from wall mart when in colorado in june, $5). spent some quality time at a party yesterday with a guy from philly. this guy knew everything i talked about and had even been in the copa too, where i used to work! great to get a philly fix.
as for the comments above, i agree with linh about dear master's little toying with us like a cat with a vole. our biggest ISSUES for twenty odd years: gay this, gay that, gays in the military (not 'should we dismantle the military'), now trans everything.... then there's the royal family, always, ALWAYS pushed and thrusted upon us. i like all the 'nice' touches coming our way--we now BAN the confederate flag (nevermind that they wanted INDEPENDENCE from the shysters up north, they were RACISTS), we BAN 'hate speech', we are duly horrified by the holocaust memorial every year (well, i should say 'A' holocaust memorial as there have been so many starting with the am. indians, also the albanians, but only ONE is ALLOWED, so Grieve On Muthafuckas!), and we dutifully despise all ALLOWED dictators (i.e. ANYONE who wants their people to be free of empire's bloodsucking tentacles which is NOT ALLOWED you see) like kim jung fuck and g'daffy and SAD'm and that evil incarnate FIDEL, no mention of chavez himself as his memory is left buried on the trash heap).
agree with chuck about muslims, russians, american indians, and all the rest who hate everything puked and squirted out of master's big mouth-shit-hole.
cheers

x larry said...

sorry if ANY of above sounded in any way harsh

x larry said...

forgot to mention that we not only probably SHOULD, but indeed MUST really, really love (and at least mentally lick clean on a frequent basis certain nether regions of) certain really nice dictators like the saudis who after all really are trying, and of course the greatest dictator in world history, the queen of england, who okay is german but that's about the same as anglo saxon and they're equal racists, but who doesn't hold much of any real power anymore . we also loved the lovable pinochet and marcos's, as well as friendly african dictators throughout the continent as well as suharto, of whom wikipedia soberly says:
'The legacy of Suharto's 31-year rule is debated both in Indonesia and abroad. Under his "New Order" administration, Suharto constructed a strong, centralised and military-dominated government. An ability to maintain stability over a sprawling and diverse Indonesia and an avowedly anti-Communist stance won him the economic and diplomatic support of the West during the Cold War. For most of his presidency, Indonesia experienced significant economic growth and industrialisation,[6] dramatically improving health, education and living standards.[7] Indonesia's invasion and occupation of East Timor during Suharto's presidency resulted in at least 100,000 deaths.[8] By the 1990s, the New Order's authoritarianism and widespread corruption[9] were a source of discontent.[10] In the years after his presidency, attempts to try him on charges of corruption and genocide failed because of his poor health and because of lack of support within Indonesia.'
i think the lack of support within indonesia could have something to do with the fact that all intellectuals including doctors and teachers were slaughtered wholesale

x larry said...

i should add that the queen is probably 'pretty darn nice'--well, if she weren't so mysterious and un-knowable, much like god himself, who also BY LAW (and definition) can literally do no wrong

Chuck Olroski said...

Larry: At the U. of Scranton, 1985, I wrote a paper on Lyndon LaRouche, and the organization gave me a free one (1) year subscription of the magazine, "Executive Intelligence Review. (E.I.R.)" I recall how consistently pointed to the British Crown as the globe's evil power center. I tried to read some Schiller at the time in order to better grasp LaRouche movement's economic principles, but failed to coem to adequate understanding.

I know you and I discussed LaRouche in the past, and less is heard about the movement these days. The last time I actually saw LaRouche demonstrators, only about five people, was on the corner of Horseheads, NY, and they were campaigning against Obama, nearby Horseheads Post Office. At the time, I was going to a meeting with a natural gas company called Talisman Energy. Memories, memories, seems the century old petitions, "God Save the Queen" is working.

Thank you, Larry, I managed to help get my company a service contract with Talisman, and come March 2014, my company gave me "Employed at Will" gas, canned me!

x larry said...

hi chuck,
i had almost forgotten larouche, thank you for bringing him up. interesting you did a paper on him. who's schiller? not the german poet? i'd forgotten we'd discussed larouche. i can't get my head around economic anything, to me it's all hocus pocus. i watched some larouche speeches around a year ago. he certainly is arrogant! still, he's very interesting if also suspect. he supposedly was highly sought after by the reagan administration for something or other. i also marvel at how paul craig roberts loved (and worked for) reagan. i remember thinking he was going to blow up the world! but the great american aristocrat gore vidal left a lasting impression with his biting humor, like the essay 'ronnie and nancy, a life in pictures' and others. who knows what was up with vidal. i've thought about him some this week and his friendship with princess margaret, just another nasty piece of royal work. then there's his close friendship with that nasty fascist rodham-clinton. who was that guy? by his own admission the brilliance of the american aristocracy is that americans don't at all know they have one--maybe their freshness in historical terms anyway has lead the way to the makeover of aristocrats and of course the royals in the uk. the great deception is so thick, and so skillfully done. there is never the slightest truth uttered by Master.
better get to bed, thanks chuck

Chuck Olroski said...

Larry; I admire Paul Craig Roberts more than any contemporary writer that comes to mind. One area (though) that creates disappointment though is Mr. Robert's reluctance to speak critically about the Reagan administration which he served. Alss I like Gore Vidal very much, I appreciated his book "Burr." How he could get close with Princess Margaret and Hillary Clinton is beyond me.

When I think about certain meaningful people in my life,I know they had flaws, and I know I have plenty too.

The skill of our 1% Masters & their accomplice, MSM, is that they got the Americans masses to DEMAND an aristocracy, and at whim, they can either nurture or destroy "it." At 6:00 P.M., Larry, I must attend a St. Ann's "car show" planning meeting. This is one annual "bread & circus" religious event that I enjoy!

Chuck Olroski said...

One thing, I forgot, Larry? Look at the Kennedy aristocracy which was once "Camelot." Many Americans, including youth, still adore the Kennedy's, especially the two who were murdered. Also Bill Cosby comes to mind as one who our Masters held anointed, held up in esteem, and for a time, They desired African Americans to become like him! In contrast, They (F.B.I.) had sexual indiscretion charges against M.L.K., but such "goodies" did not stick as well as Mr. Huxtable's use of quaaludes on women did. Thank you! Must tally ho!

x larry said...

hey chuck,
yes, they did desire blacks to become like cosby (who spoke at my temple u. commencement)--an 'oreo', critical of nothing capitalism throws his way (he is a doctor after all--see elizabeth's essay of yesterday), completely amnesiatic (or whatever the adjective is) of the horrific history of blacks in america (by the way, you may recall it was vidal who labelled us the 'united states of amnesia'). yes, a perfect House, you know, black man--don't get me wrong, standing tall and proud and strong and all--for that glorious decade, the eighties, the beginning of what is now their 35-year plan (and counting) for utterly destroying and erasing all memory of the gains made from the 1800s through the 30s and culminating in the sixties.
also, remember that vidal was basically best friends with jfk--not robert he makes very clear!--and he wrote some great stuff on their sham camelot.
vidal was one great writer, yet so often he leaves a bad taste in my mouth, then i go back to read him and he's mostly great, and the cycle repeats. strange, probably just my own nasty ass. i can't be pleased, really.
but i think vidal lost it, like so many, in the end. this is not to blame him, but i don't think he was quite all there. this is from say post 911 on. he seemed mainly concerned with personal vendettas and getting his loathesome 'cousin albert' into the white house for another feather in his cap. his autobiographical stuff mainly made me agree with his older and oft repeated opinion that one shouldn't read or write autobiographies. i felt similarly about his friend paul bowles's auto bio 'without stopping'. in vidal's auto bios he often just seems to want to make sure the record is perfectly clear, that he was the great influence on anyone who was anyone from 1930 onwards.
thanks, sorry a bit longwinded

x larry said...

chuck,
i can't remember details of our earlier 'chat' about larouche. as you actually wrote a paper on him, i hope you'll answer a question or two for me.
1. do you understand his whole idea of history (i've never seen this mentioned ANYWHERE), that since exactly the year 1400 world history is precisely a struggle to the death between florence (enlightenment) and venice (now london--bankers)? a most, most interesting idea, and one i haven't explored and have hardly given serious thought to since reading it a couple years back. any opinion?
2. his opinion of the 'evil' bertrand russell. again, extremely intriguing. any thoughts?
3. is he a) insane, or b) up to something (eg is he a mastermind, a master propagandist loved, at least according to him, by reagan et al)? his ideas strike me as dangerous. wouldn't they kill him? then again, they've done a good job making him look nutty.
thanks, chuck!

Chuck Olroski said...

Larry: I catch-up here!

Q. # 1: I do not understand LaRouche's thought on world history as a "fight-to-death" struggle involving Florence and Venice bankers, now differently packaged. Indeed "interesting," Larry, but my college under-grad research & paper simply got my "feet wet" with Mr. Larouche's depth.

Q. #2: The only work I read by Bertrand Russell is his "In Praise of Idleness." Frankly, given limited exposure, I found nothing "evil" in the latter book. In fact, Larry, I look at the book right now, and I had underlined the following impressive & prophetic sentences, written on the topic of "Progress": "The really important things are not measurable, and are therefore not suitable for the methods of the booster. Moreover, many modern inventions tend to make people silly. I might instance the radio, the talkies, and poison gas. Shakespeare measured the excellence of an age by its style in POETRY (see Sonnett XXXII), but this mode of measurement is out of date."

Q. #3: LaRouche "insane." I am not clinically qualified here, but as an intellectual, Mr. LaRouche took incredibly DIFFERENT (unacceptable) political positions which were in direct conflict as to the way our Masters desire us to think and see things. Consequently, as US social engineering intensified, it was easy for just about anyone to make Lyndon look "nutty." If his ideas took on mass following, Larry, & "heaven forbid," he became DemoRepubs nominee for POTUS, they probably would have killed LaRouche.

One last thing here? As I had free 1-year subscription to E.I.R. magazine, and as one who worked in the Environmental racket for over 2-decades, I recall a very comical and true cartoon. Here's how it went: The cartoon depicted a university professor who received a government-corporate grant which was designed to PROVE lemonade is toxic to human health. The 'Toon showed the professor administering gallons of lemonade to a chicken until the bird died. The next item showed a Press Announcement that "Lemonade is toxic & kills humans!," and the proud professor getting honored for such brilliant discovery.

x larry said...

hey chuck,
thanks for the long reply. i've been ranting above so hadn't checked here.
i'm curious how you think the florence/venice thing is now differently packaged.
russell i'v read quite a bit of, though not nearly all... books of essays, two of the three autobiography volumes, and most importantly the history of western philosophy. i tried principia matematica but literally couldn't read it--well over my head. i remember reading the quote you give, and it has with me as with you always stayed with me (silly moderns). i've never thought anything he wrote was suspect, but i wasn't suspicious at the time i read it. i still don't think he's suspicious, other that a few things. one, he was part of the aristocracy, his family having been ruling class back to i think at least the 13th century but probably even before that. his grandfather was prime minister when lincoln was pres, and he tried to undermine the north at every step--i can't think for altruistic reasons. russell also once stated that he believed aristocracy was the only possible form of government. is he right? i don't know. he also said that america has nothing to teach--right or wrong? his writings are so humanistic that it's very hard not to like him. still i sometimes wonder. i love his anti war stance, for which he was almost killed. i wish he'd brought up sartre in his big philosophy book, i'd love to know his opinion of him.
i've read larouche's essay on evil russell, and it seemed wacky, certainly in places. also lots of grammar/ spelling mistakes, a put-off for me.
larouche's economic theory, like all economikc theory, is lost on me. also, he seems, like so many, just to be egocentric and think everyone else is a dumb-ass.
that said, it was a very interesting theory! with all i've seen of the layers of lies, it could all be true to my mind.
no need to reply, chuck--thanks again for taking the time.

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