“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."

Saturday, September 16, 2006

The Reprobates' Corner

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  1. doug...
    Is that you, doug...
    Guess not

  2. It's that damned Larsens fault:
    He even takes the Urinal Cake home when nobody's lookin.

  3. Probably put Creme Whip on it,
    ...or Gaawd knows what.
    Thanks, Whit, kind sir, for saving us from the unwashed.
    Even eatin Urinal Cakes, the guy still smells like...

  4. He's such a sensitive soul, I just caint resist.

  5. I was gonna ask ,whose getting the urinal cake concession ..I heard we're gett'n muscled by some guys from Jurzy

  6. I hear they mix concrete dust in widda cakes ta make em last long but afta like three big whizzes da don't wourk so gud.

  7. You stuff enuf of them cakes down a stiff's throat, he disappears beneath the surface faster than lead bricks.
    Smells great too, and the fish love em.

  8. Whit,

    Too funny...
    say are we gonna have rubber machines wit da resvoirini tips?

    and whadda 'bout fold down diaper changin stattions?

  9. naw man da changin stations are for where da broads well anyway da ain't fa kids

    kids belong out hustlin dope on da streets

  10. florida vs. tenn tonight 8pm

    should be good game ..

  11. alma maters?

    me..Florida 1970

  12. Can George Michaels use this thread, or will Elton John throw another tizzy about the John?

  13. Whit,
    I hope it was well received...I only remember parts of the game cause I didn't wanna be called as a witness to a mugging.

  14. Tammy Bruce Up next in 10 minutes:

  15. "do not believe children belong in bars or package stores"
    Well isn't that Special?
    Sorry Old Man: ADA Required.
    Them Stations WILL Be installed,
    do you hear me?
    That, or I'm shuttin this place down.
    It's The Law!
    (You do have two weeks to install the required signage re:
    Safe hetero/homo/bi sex in public bathrooms, Code #6969666)

  16. The London Telegraph States:

    "Quoting the 14th-century Byzantine emperor, Manuel II Paleologos, in a speech at Regensburg University in Germany, the Pope said: "The emperor comes to speak about the issue of jihad, holy war. He said, I quote, 'Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached'.

    "The emperor goes on to explain in detail the reasons why spreading the faith through violence is something unreasonable. Violence is incompatible with the nature of God and the nature of the soul."

    Now it seems that the "religion of peace" is taking violent exception to the charge that they are violent. It is clear to me that the Europeans are understanding the predicament they are in. We shall see where this leads, but the Pope's comments are reflecting a lot of current European thinking.

  17. It must be sweeps month in the blogoshere. Wretchard has gone from one post for the weekend to one every twenty minutes.

  18. i see my name is being taken in vein up above, a little harsher than i think it artery.

  19. I think the EU's are holding their breath. There is no sympathy for the Muslims, and they are worried. They just do not know what to do. Events will shape their reaction, but if anyone thinks the average Joe in Europe is going to just succumb to Islam, they will be in for a surprise.

  20. Seems the challenge, across the board.
    "They just do not know what to do."

  21. By the way, since the Elephant Bar is Rarely on topic for long, our namesake bar had an actual stand in the men's room that looked like a deep sink with a wide drain and a handle on each side. Over the divice was a sign that stated, "Puken Hier" . (Actualy it was a Herren Room.)

  22. DR, you are correct. They do know what to do. I would not be surprised at anything.

  23. pat and bob
    sittin in a tree
    kay eye es es eye en gee

  24. How do we know Pat and Bob aren't Reealy two too friendly men?
    Might even be typin in tu tu's.

  25. I guess I'm just an over-the-hill romantic at heart.
    These young sexually agressives are just too much for me.
    I thought my little scene was at least quaint.
    Bob and Pat sat like that, like tupeas in a pod.
    Oh, well.
    Now back to real, crass world of liberalism:
    Right Wing Peckersniffers
    The obsession by creepy wingnuts with oggling Bill Clinton’s jock and any boobs that get within 60 feet of it continues. Mrs. Snickering Right-Wing Beat-Off hoists herself into the fray, but one has to wonder looking at the bizarre and disturbing photo above — are her agressions displaced?

  26. Ahem, ladies:
    Frog froth to treat wounds
    The Tungara frog of Trinidad is an amphibian of unusual habits. When females lay eggs in ponds, their mates build huge balls of froth around them. These act as nests that protect their delicate, developing offspring. But those froth balls are proving to be very special.
    Scientists have found that they contain a new type of detergent, as well as anti-microbial agents. Researchers are trying to isolate and develop this chemical to make new drugs and medicines.
    'This material is amazing,' said Professor Malcolm Kennedy, of Glasgow University's biology department. 'You could imagine using this stuff as an emergency spray on soldiers injured by shell blasts or on burns victims. It could provide immediate protection for the wound and stop infections spreading.

  27. "Ponds Cleansing Tungarian Froth Cream (TM). Promotes healing and amphibious smooth skin"
    Warts not included.

  28. Whit:
    We need Reprobate Moniters!

  29. I have a letter from Starling stating that he plans to visit.
    ...course it could be some kind of mind game.

  30. Bob,
    Didja ever Google Tammy?
    (or was that Catherine?)
    She used to be President of the LA Chapter of NOW.
    Long term Commitment to Lesbian Lover.
    Was surprised when she got into talk Radio that all the warnings she heard about Narrow Minded Christians were unwarrented.
    They disagree, but most not disagreeably.
    What's wrong with disagreeing w/someone you respect?
    She was also surprised they were happier and had more of a sense of humor, and were less narrow-minded than many of her prior associations.

  31. Sexuality is Part of the Left's Agenda.

  32. Catherine:
    Do you feel divided by Gender?