Daddy’s Trade War

“Daddy” has done many good things since he was elected in 2016. One of the few bad things he has done is instigate the costly trade war with China, which he has threatened to further intensify this week with a dramatically increased tariff (tax).

Yes, a few thousand blue collar men in the rust belt have benefited. Yes, this might protect Trump from Biden next year, since Trump can lose many votes in (red), flyover land but none in the (purple), Rust Belt. Yes, it will likely bring about and/or worsen the coming recession.

But do you really like paying higher prices on Chinese goods and products connected to those goods so you can ‘teach them a lesson’ by hurting poor Chinese while enriching the feds?

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The Erratic Ordinary of Knoxville, TN

The featured photo, shared by the erratic ordinary in Knoxville, TN compares the saintly Catholic Archbishop to the heretic and apostate Luther, while his own diocese suffers from a severe lack of vocations.

Imagine having just 13 seminarians to show for the 75,000 Catholics in your diocese and critiquing the Society of Saint Pius X, with their 100 seminarians from a population of lay faithful numbering just 25,000.

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A Man’s Musings About Dating and Courtship

Posting by an Anonymous Friend

Courting/manosphere lessons so far this year (meeting one woman a month; low-grade, short-term successes but people aren’t meant for this revolving door):

1. If the girl goes cold, cut contact immediately. No matter how attached she was before (four-hour video calls in which she even talks about marriage). Literally no questions asked. Don’t ask/whine/plead, “What’s wrooooooong? Whyyyyyyy? We can work this oooout.” That’s weakness, which God made women hate; their survival instinct now gone wrong. A bit of socialization from mainstream culture I had to unlearn. By the third one this year I got it. Don’t even give her the chance to deliver the friends speech (got that once) or any other breakup cliché. And by “no contact” you’re not even thinking of trying to get her back, although it gives you a sliver of a chance. (Two have come back to me.) It’s for your own dignity and peace of mind. Don’t be needy.

2. Obvious: the friends speech IS for losers. I actually prefer “no” or even being ghosted. If you hear/read it, leave quietly without saying anything. It doesn’t deserve an answer. No more contact. Anyway, Mike Pence is right; wise. A Catholic turned evangelical smarter than most practicing Catholics. For me, it’s 1960 (no surprise): no to opposite-sex friendships. There are beautiful married acquaintances I’d informally call friends; I’d never be alone with them. There are associates’ wives and girlfriends with whom I am cordial. They are not friends. I don’t … Read the rest