Forum posts made by principessa

Topic What should be done about Roy Moore?
Posted 15 Nov 2017 08:07

Actually, I read your post three times before I posted what I posted. Just because I understand what you were trying to say (after reading your response to my post), doesn't mean I agree. The word delight in that sentence, still rubs me the wrong way. That is most likely due to the fact that I don't care if he's a Dem or Rep. That type of behavior has been looked over for far too long. I don't see this as a political issue, I see this a human issue.

I agree with you that it is not a partisan issue but a human one. I also understand that delight may have been a poor word choice given the subject of the thread. I regret using it. You are right.

Topic What should be done about Roy Moore?
Posted 15 Nov 2017 07:50

After reading some of your writing I doubt Trump will be coming to Canada to grab your pussy….

Probably right. Beautiful and smart is not his type. You are probably more his type. Unalloyed admiration for him. (Look it up.)

The fact that personally insulting me is the only argument you have to make on the subject of this thread tells us everything you need to know about you. And although you may dream of his grabbing your pussy, that is not on my bucket list. So, nothing lost.

Topic What should be done about Roy Moore?
Posted 15 Nov 2017 07:46

It's quite easy to misunderstand the meaning of someone's post when using text, isn't it?

I don't write in textspeak so I don't understand what you mean by using text. I use plain words. If you are referring to someone reading my post quickly and misunderstanding it, that was quickly resolved.

Or are you just trying to show once again that you are misunderstood.

Topic What should be done about Roy Moore?
Posted 15 Nov 2017 07:02

Trump was right again.

About what? That he could in his words "grab women's pussies" and get away with it? I guess so. You elected him.

Topic What should be done about Roy Moore?
Posted 15 Nov 2017 06:57

Look at the contrasts though. The Right tends to squirm uncomfortably over the predators in their midst while the Left tends to embrace theirs.
He is
I know you're going to point out the current situation with Harvey Weinstein et al. We'll have to wait and see if this is a real change in Hollywood or a temporary phase driven by embarrassment. Meanwhile Roman Polanski, Woody Allen, Bill Clinton and others are still the darlings of the Left.

Your willful blindness is becoming laughable considering that the GOP nominated and elected a man who bragged about sexually assaulting women. Added to that there is a long list of GOP politicians and others who have not behaved like choir boys. Newt Gingrich was cheating on wife number two with wife number three while pursuing Bill Clinton for his adultery. (Note that while Clinton's behaviour was not exemplary, his cheating was consensual.) Gingrich asked for a divorce to marry number three while number two was in hospital undergoing cancer treatment. Nice. There was GOP Governor Mark Sanford who disappeared and admitted when he resurfaced that he had been in Buenos Aires with his mistress.

You have Clarence Thomas sitting on the Supreme Court of the United States after allegations of sexual harassment by Anita Hill, allegations that were stonewalled by a male dominated Senate panel at the time of his nomination, but are looked at very differently now. He is a stellar example of a harasser getting away with it.

More recently there are Rogers Ailes and Bill O'Reilly who were sexual predators at Fox for decades. There was Mark Foley, who resigned his House seat after he sent sexually explicit e-mails to teenage male congressional pages. Or Sen. Bob Packwood, who left office not because 29 women came forward with claims of sexual harassment, but because his own subpoenaed diaries revealed him boasting about his conquests. Last year, top Republicans even defended Dennis Hastert—the former GOP House speaker who pleaded guilty to paying off boys he molested while serving as a high school teacher and wrestling coach—in letters to the court, commending his “great integrity.” There are many other examples, but I won't take the time to refresh my memory and find them all.

So Seax, don't be a hypocrite. I will not defend such behaviour no matter who does it. And again, saying but look at Clinton (Bill this time) and the Dems is not an argument. But you try to deflect every negative report about the right with what you think is one about the left, preferably about one of the Clintons. And the GOP does not have a record of squirming over their predators while the left embraces theirs. That is nonsense, but you live in a world where you will only take in opinions and ideas that confirm your own. No wonder you blocked Damon X. He argues forcefully against the GOP catechism that you parrot from Fox and other GOP propaganda sites.

Topic What should be done about Roy Moore?
Posted 14 Nov 2017 19:27

Delight? These women were violated as young girls, I don't find anything delightful about that. I find it heartbreaking. I don't care what side of the party line someone stands on, scum is scum. Moore being a part of the GOP has nothing to do with him being a sick scumbag.

Moore should step down, but he won't. He should lose his seat, but he probably won't. He should be locked in a cell, but that's probably asking for too much as well.

Of course there is nothing delightful about him or what he did. As someone who was subjected to something like that at a young age I know how horrible it is, so don't misinterpret my words or take that one out of its context. In no way did I nor do I celebrate such a person.

Seeing the GOP squirming to find a way out of this is entertaining given their support of religious sanctimony and now having to deal with the blatant criminality of this man. The GOP allowed him to run for their senate nomination in a primary knowing his previous history as a judge. His behaviour with young women was an open secret in Alabama. So, it does have something to do with the GOP that he may well become a US Senator.

You are probably right. Alabamans will likely elect him and the GOP will be stuck with him.

Topic What should be done about Roy Moore?
Posted 14 Nov 2017 18:24

Well, Damon, it is not surprising. It is Alabama after all, with a storied Jim Crow history of segregation, the KKK, voter suppression, and so much more. Also the home of Jeff Sessions.

Sorry about repeating the thread. I didn't remember and wondered about what solutions people would offer.

Topic How strongly should Western type governments push others to emulate their beliefs?
Posted 14 Nov 2017 15:00

Change that is made in response to external pressures is usually superficial, and lasts only so long as those pressures are applied, while at the same time producing resistance and resentment. Real change is internally motivated. It comes from the beliefs and attitudes and values of the people themselves. The West can still have a role in influencing these changes, but they have to let go of war and heavy handed diplomacy as their MO. The effect of these approaches sends mixed messages. When an American plane flies overhead in Afghanistan, the people are uncertain whether it will drop bombs, aid packages, or just fly by. You can't win the 'hearts and minds' of people like this.

Instead, I think our greatest weapon is media. We should not underestimate the power of literature, film, art, and even social media (as Russia very effectively demonstrated during the previous US election) in shaping the beliefs and attitudes of people, and in shifting thoughts, leading to action. In the 'information age,' well-crafted propaganda is probably our best tool for producing change. The key words however, are 'well-crafted.' In order to be effective, it's important that we understand the paradigms of the people we're trying to reach, and work within that paradigm to influence them. Russia understood the political divide in America and exploited it - what they didn't do is tell us to adopt Russian values because they're awesome. Their influence has been more subtle, and therefore more effective.

As for whether the West should should push its beliefs, I think one of the major issues is that our beliefs are not perfect. When other governments look at the West, they see our social problems and internal conflicts, and many of them say 'no thanks.' If we want other governments to emulate us, we need to give them an example worth emulating.


The US should not be touting its form of democracy as if they are handing down the Ten Commandments. The US also has a record of supporting dictators for geopolitical reasons and being an enemy of democracy as it played out in a way they didn't like. An example, among many, is undermining the duly elected Allende in Chile because he was too socialist for US taste and tacitly supporting Pinochet who is widely regarded as guility of numerous murders and human rights violations. I knew someone who almost became one of the many disappeared in Chile, but because his father had been an admiral he was given a few hours to leave the country forever and escape with his life.

Topic What should be done about Roy Moore?
Posted 14 Nov 2017 14:15

I am interested in what you think about Moore's candidacy. Five women have now come forward after the initial reporting by the Washington Post regarding his assaulting them as teen-aged girls. He was in his 30s at the time and a the district attorney. Moore has denied the allegations and dug his heels in blaming fake news and conspiracy theories for what has been alleged. As I understand it this started with dogged reporting by the Post investigating long circulated rumours about him, not any of the women coming forward first.

As someone who would be a Democrat were I an American, I admit that I take some delight in the GOP having this mess to solve. Should the Alabama GOP take away his candidacy if they can? Should they encourage a write-in candidate if they cannot? Should the Senate seat him if he indeed is elected? I have even heard it suggested that Jeff Sessions should quit as AG given all of the trouble he is in and attempt to regain his Senate seat with as a write-in candidate.

What do you all think?

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Awesome Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 14 Nov 2017 13:08

Damn, there's one I haven't heard in a while. A 7 and 7 over here, too.

My late uncle worked for Seagram's (the original distillery in Waterloo, which is now housing a Google data centre, IIRC, having been shut down as a distillery years ago) so their product figured heavily in his drinking habits (I was too young to imbibe at that time, he died around the time I finished high school). I used to use Crown Royal bags to carry dice and figures for my D&D playing.

In our family the soft purple Crown Royal bags were used for scrabble tiles and other game pieces. You brought back a fond memory.

I guess I'll have some coffee. I am still at work so it is too early to drink. Thankfully I am having a much better day than yesterday. Hope you are all doing well.

Topic Aging Parents..
Posted 14 Nov 2017 12:52

I too have this experience. The role reversal is very difficult for both parent and child. You have to have a lot of patience and remember that your parents have given you love and care all of their lives.

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Awesome Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 13 Nov 2017 18:52

I think I know why so many Canadians have moved to Atlanta. The sun and it's warm most of the year, actually dripping humid hot all summer to early fall. But lots of Canadians here, and I tend to meet them through business, business organizations, and civic clubs. I like Canadians but don't tell LYFBUZ. I ain't fooled by all that pacificity... just a smokescreen until Canadian world domination and Maple Leafs on everything. :)


Give me something Canadian to drink. Uh, Canadian Mist on ice.

We should have 7 and 7 and toast to world domination, Buz. That's Seagrams Seven Crown and 7-Up, an old fashioned drink.

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Awesome Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 13 Nov 2017 18:29

My son goes through hell every winter. SAD, we suspect, though he's never been formally diagnosed. Gives us an excuse to spend part of the holiday (usually New Year's) someplace sunny and warm. This year it's Cancun.

Vitamin D is supposed to help and I take it every day. I agree with your son's strategy and try to get away to an island each winter. Canadians are a hardy lot but by February we really have had enough of winter's cold and short days. The only remedy is some warmth and sunshine. I think that most of us suffer to some extent from SAD.

Topic Word for the day
Posted 13 Nov 2017 14:50

agita (because of how my day went)

noun: agita
"I ain't a healthy guy! My stomach can't take this agita"
anxiety, stress, or aggravation.
"there will be times when he causes the Democratic leadership some agita"
1980s: from Italian agitare ‘agitate, shake.’

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Awesome Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 13 Nov 2017 14:15

It has been a gloomy here and work has provided some difficult problems. Not a great day. I'm sure that I'm not the only one who copes better on a bright, sunny day. Oh well, best get used to it. Autumn and winter in Canada.

I think I am ready for a drink. Maybe vodka and tonic with liime. Hello all. How have your days gone?

Topic The next new categories
Posted 12 Nov 2017 15:42

What about mind control? I love stories of hypnosis and other mind control

I think that might run into problems regarding consent.

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Awesome Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 12 Nov 2017 15:31

Evening, Hannah. Your want 'real' tea or one of those decaf, not really tea,like that 'cameltoe' stuff? ;)

Sara, did you get your Crown and Coke? In case you can't remember, here's another one, just to be on the safe side.

Don't recall if Ms P placed an order or, if she did, just exactly what it might have been. So here's ya a mug of tea so Hannah won't be sipping alone.

Dang interesting weekend, imo.

Anybody else need a drink?


Thank you. It's evening here now. I think I'll have a glass of red wine please.

Topic Happy Birthday, Nymphwiter!!
Posted 12 Nov 2017 15:27

Happy Birthday!

Topic Pick a movie that has something in common with the above film
Posted 12 Nov 2017 15:22

The Big Chill (also with Jeff Goldblum)

Topic Lest we forget
Posted 12 Nov 2017 15:16

This is beautiful. Thank you for posting it here love9

I wondered if this poem was known in the US. I think it is in the UK. It is iconic in Canada and taught in grade school as part of Remembrance Day. Canadians patriotism is expressed differently than in the US but this day is marked with respect by all. The blanket of poppies on the war memorials is a moving reminder of all who were lost in all the wars from WW I through to the present.

Topic What's for dinner tonight?
Posted 12 Nov 2017 15:12

Crab cakes, mushroom risotto, Caesar salad.

Topic Lest we forget
Posted 12 Nov 2017 13:01

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

Written by John McCrae, a Canadian soldier and doctor in the wake of WW I. I believe that this is the origin of the poppy we wear in the weeks preceding November 11. The poppies are then placed on local war memorials, blanketing them in red.

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Awesome Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 12 Nov 2017 11:57

Welcome, Ms. P. May I buy you another?

I realize the hubbub is slowly passing, but l liked both Mike and VG, so I will raise a glass (of coffee) to their leaving. Actually, my first reaction was that we lost the best piece of flash on Lush - VG's The Plumber. Is is cold of me to think of the story before the person?

Anyway, I think the extended debate about categories, both the I-word and others, is a sign of a healthy engaged community here at Lush. People care passionately, about the site and the writing here. That's why good thing, right?

Yes, thank you.

It is understandable that there are strong feelings on that subject and its return. I am certain that the decision was not taken lightly, but was a necessary business one. In the end people do what is comfortable for them including blocking that category. Lush does tend to have a hold on people and I would not be shocked if Mike and VG return at some point. If they continue to write they will find no other place like this one to publish their stories.

Topic The next new categories
Posted 12 Nov 2017 11:37

I voted for Rock and Rollers. Think about all of the groupies.

As part of Canadians taking over the world (one of Buz's theories) I think our votes should be proportional to the Yanks, so multiply by ten for me, seeker and LYFBUZ.

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Awesome Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 12 Nov 2017 11:30

THE Principessa' is among us! Welcome to Rumplations. Make yourself to home. Most of this crowd have had their shots and claim to be housebroken. Just one warning, if ya don't come across with a shorthand handle, you're gonna get stuck with something like either PP or Ms Pessa.

Lyf, Big Bertha is eager to accept any injections...of coffee, that is.

My New Orleans Saints are ahead of the almost-in-Canada Buffalo Bills, 7-3 after the first quarter. So there. ;)

Anybody want anything to drink?


I guess it will have to be Ms P. Thanks for the warm welcome.

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Awesome Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 12 Nov 2017 11:28

Hmmm. Wonder if loading Bertha up with Timmie's Dark Roast would improve the quality of the coffee around here?

* Cracks open a stubby and takes a swig *

Yes on the coffee and Canadian beer. Next it will be poutine, peameal bacon sandwiches, and, from Montreal, bagels and smoked meat (not together).

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Awesome Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 12 Nov 2017 09:32

Amazingly, although I have been a member for several years, I think this is the first time I have been here.

I would like a bloody Mary, please. It is brunch time here.

Topic How to control only automatic assault rifles in current circulation in the US?
Posted 10 Nov 2017 12:42

Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good. If there are several smaller steps taken that will add up to improved gun control. Dramatic measures will not get support given the power of the NRA over legislators and a significant segment of the US public.

Topic Harvey Weinstein
Posted 07 Nov 2017 08:20

There is an article in "The New Yorker" about Weinstein using private security agencies and investigators to suppress allegations of sexual abuse and assault about him. These included included Kroll, which is one of the world’s largest corporate-intelligence companies, and Black Cube, an enterprise run largely by former officers of Mossad and other Israeli intelligence agencies.