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(Politico)   "The death of the WASP" They never saw the rolled-up newspaper coming   (politico.com) divider line 45
    More: Interesting, New England WASP, Lincoln Chafee, Harvard College, language education, Protestant churches, Mackay, Virginia Law  
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2014-04-02 08:56:24 AM  
Hank Pym finally snapped completely, eh?

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2014-04-02 09:29:48 AM  
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Blackie Lawless's crotch rocket unavailable for comment.
 
2014-04-02 09:53:06 AM  

Diogenes: Hank Pym finally snapped completely, eh?


It only took one hit.
 
2014-04-02 10:31:39 AM  
Remember unlike bees WASPS can sting multiple times before they die.
 
2014-04-02 10:34:52 AM  
Hah! It's funny cause newspapers are dead too.

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2014-04-02 10:36:49 AM  
Poor things. They had their gardeners and chauffeurs go off and kill Hitler for them while their factories made billions of dollars off the war. Then things started to go downhill. By the 70s, they were doomed.
 
2014-04-02 10:37:08 AM  
Have they migrated to only electing black chinese jews?  Or SAAACJs though that really does not role off the tongue
 
2014-04-02 10:55:33 AM  
Well, bye.

Kinda sad, though, since mainline Protestant churches are a lot better than god-damn evangelicals.
 
2014-04-02 10:55:43 AM  

Diogenes: Hank Pym finally snapped completely, eh?

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Mouthy biatch had it coming.
 
mhd
2014-04-02 10:57:00 AM  
 

Diogenes: Hank Pym finally snapped completely, eh?


Did she recover from her death in the Secret Invasion event yet?
 
2014-04-02 11:04:31 AM  
I don't care what anybody says, their greatest hits CD "The Best of The Best" rocks from beginning to end.  Great cruising CD.
 
2014-04-02 11:08:11 AM  
Did that article have a point?
 
2014-04-02 11:10:22 AM  
They aren't all gone.  A Bush might just win the Republican nomination for presidency.
 
2014-04-02 11:11:34 AM  

thurstonxhowell: Did that article have a point?


It's a Politico article, so I'm guessing there's some sort of lament about the traditional patriarchy/power structure being altered or weakened in some way. They do love them some establishment cock.
 
2014-04-02 11:11:40 AM  
White American Redneck Evangelical...WARE? kinda like MalWARE. i like that one!

/is a Hispanic Deist Libertarian Tennessean....which might sound like artillery if i'm lucky...
 
2014-04-02 11:12:30 AM  

mhd: Diogenes: Hank Pym finally snapped completely, eh?

Did she recover from her death in the Secret Invasion event yet?


Yeah.  She was actually chilling in the Microverse IIRC.
 
2014-04-02 11:13:42 AM  

clarksvegas: White American Redneck Evangelical...WARE? kinda like MalWARE. i like that one!


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What Mal-WEAR might look like.
 
2014-04-02 11:16:00 AM  

LectertheChef: thurstonxhowell: Did that article have a point?

It's a Politico article, so I'm guessing there's some sort of

lament about the traditional patriarchy/power structure being altered or weakened in some way. They do love them some establishment cock.

You ain't think it am what it are, but it is.
 
2014-04-02 11:16:31 AM  
I love how the article pretends that WASPs are somehow a New England construct and completely ignores the fact that the entire discrimination architecture throughout the south to this day is designed solely to keep southern WASPs in power
 
2014-04-02 11:16:32 AM  
The younger WASPS I know all realize that their group's dominance is over for good and are generally good-natured and self-deprecatingly humorous about it. Their parents, on the other hand, seem quietly pissed off about it, though. Heh.
 
2014-04-02 11:18:21 AM  
Plus, you know, most of the "New England WASPs" they are referring to are actually Catholics
 
2014-04-02 11:22:11 AM  
As soon as I saw that grocery stores were stocking hispanic cheeses that the oppression of white people was only going to get worse.
 
2014-04-02 11:25:04 AM  

gunga galunga: As soon as I saw that grocery stores were stocking hispanic cheeses that the oppression of white people was only going to get worse.


I don't think I'll ever get over Queso Grande.
 
2014-04-02 11:25:56 AM  
Good.

I hate WASPs, especially those big fat ones that tip with the fake money that has the "Come to Jesus" message on the inside.  Fark you buddy.
 
2014-04-02 11:27:38 AM  

Diogenes: Hank Pym finally snapped completely, eh?

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That's probably the weirdest one-author character shift in comics to me.  Didn't really have anything to do with the original character whatsoever, and it was the guy's one and only character trait in that line.

Also weird that they picked Pym for it instead of one of the less obsessively greater-good heroes.  I guess they figured if they didn't go with a borderline theoretical pacifist someone might remember that superheroes beat each other up in one panel and sleep together in the next pretty much constantly and reduce the impact.
 
2014-04-02 11:31:59 AM  
It's almost as if the world changes over time. Who knew?
 
2014-04-02 11:34:59 AM  
We're sort of in a transition period now between being governed by a hereditary ethnic-based elite and being governed by a hereditary class-based, though (relatively) multi-ethnic, elite.
 
2014-04-02 11:35:45 AM  
Well, there's a Muslin Usurper Democrat in the White House.  Sorry WASPS, the MUDs are taking over.
 
2014-04-02 11:38:25 AM  

meat0918: Good.

I hate WASPs, especially those big fat ones that tip with the fake money that has the "Come to Jesus" message on the inside.  Fark you buddy.


In a perfect world you could see them coming and have an array of the squeaky dog toys to bring them.  Beer could be water, food coloring, and Mr. BubbleTM.
 
2014-04-02 11:39:51 AM  

Copperbelly watersnake: It's almost as if the world changes over time. Who knew?


Not Young-Earth Creationists.
 
2014-04-02 11:48:44 AM  

MrBallou: Well, there's a Muslin Usurper Democrat in the White House.  Sorry WASPS, the MUDs are taking over.


Technically Obama IS a suburban WASP.  I guess in the technical sense he's only half-white, but since the black half had nothing whatsoever to do with raising him...

What would half a W make it?  VASP?
 
2014-04-02 11:49:06 AM  
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RIP Waspinator
 
2014-04-02 11:52:29 AM  
Are there even places where Anglo-Saxon is even a significant piece of the population anymore? Just about every white person I know who was born here is an American mutt.
 
2014-04-02 11:56:46 AM  

Jim_Callahan: Diogenes: Hank Pym finally snapped completely, eh?

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That's probably the weirdest one-author character shift in comics to me.  Didn't really have anything to do with the original character whatsoever, and it was the guy's one and only character trait in that line.

Also weird that they picked Pym for it instead of one of the less obsessively greater-good heroes.  I guess they figured if they didn't go with a borderline theoretical pacifist someone might remember that superheroes beat each other up in one panel and sleep together in the next pretty much constantly and reduce the impact.


I took a long hiatus from comics and got back into them about two years ago when I got a tablet and loaded the Marvel app.

I'm still trying to figure out that whole scenario.  My on-the-surface take is he/they just wanted to get "edgy."
 
2014-04-02 12:00:53 PM  
WASP, MUD, WARE. Don't forget YUPPIE.....speaking of which. what are calling those Hipster brats they spawned?

If I wanted to deal in acronym categories, I'd of stayed in the military.

/civil service just comes up with silly names for stuff.
 
2014-04-02 12:04:33 PM  

Lost Thought 00: I love how the article pretends that WASPs are somehow a New England construct and completely ignores the fact that the entire discrimination architecture throughout the south to this day is designed solely to keep southern WASPs in power


I don't know if it started as a "New England" construct but there was an idealization of the New England WASPs -- the descendants of the Lowells, Cabots, Winthrops, etc. who were wealthy, well educated, and socially / politically active.  It probably did not describe the majority of American Protestants though, even those of Anglo-Saxon extraction.

//I'm mostly getting this from Kurt Vonnegut's description of Winston Rumfoord in The Sirens of Titan.
 
2014-04-02 12:14:50 PM  

llortcM_yllort: They aren't all gone.  A Bush might just win the Republican nomination for presidency.


If another god-damn Bush seizes the Oval Office, I'm opening up a Bed & Breakfast for any Al Qaeda that come over here to do nefarious things. America will deserve whatever happens.
 
2014-04-02 12:15:50 PM  

clarksvegas: White American Redneck Evangelical...WARE? kinda like MalWARE. i like that one!

/is a Hispanic Deist Libertarian Tennessean....which might sound like artillery if i'm lucky...


Or "WARE BIRF CERTIFICATE?"
 
2014-04-02 12:19:32 PM  

Kome: clarksvegas: White American Redneck Evangelical...WARE? kinda like MalWARE. i like that one!

/is a Hispanic Deist Libertarian Tennessean....which might sound like artillery if i'm lucky...

Or "WARE BIRF CERTIFICATE?"


With the acronym kings....DoD/DoA/USAF and about 4 other 3 letter agencies. i'm more documented and read over than Websters.
 
2014-04-02 01:45:25 PM  
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I say old chap I do believe we are a dying breed
 
mhd
2014-04-02 04:04:55 PM  

Diogenes: My on-the-surface take is he/they just wanted to get "edgy."


Ultimate Hank Pym? Well, "he" would be Mark Millar then. Who'd sacrifice your first born (and his whole first act) to get any rise out of his viewers. Including wife-beater Pym, jingoist pop culture Cap and Pulp Fiction Nick Fury. And that's actually a series where he was restrained a bit.

/And people complain about pouches...
 
2014-04-02 04:08:42 PM  

mhd: Diogenes: My on-the-surface take is he/they just wanted to get "edgy."

Ultimate Hank Pym? Well, "he" would be Mark Millar then. Who'd sacrifice your first born (and his whole first act) to get any rise out of his viewers. Including wife-beater Pym, jingoist pop culture Cap and Pulp Fiction Nick Fury. And that's actually a series where he was restrained a bit.

/And people complain about pouches...


Mark Millar has a story he writes. It can be a good story, or a bad story, depending on the characters.

When he wrote MARK MILLAR PRESENTS fantastic fourBY MARK MILLAR, it was a bad story. However, when he wrote The Flash back in 1998, it was good.
 
2014-04-03 08:32:51 AM  

meat0918: Good.

I hate WASPs, especially those big fat ones that tip with the fake money that has the "Come to Jesus" message on the inside.  Fark you buddy.


That's not a WASP thing.  Trust me, I'm a WASP.  Our real religion is trust funds, not Jesus, and we tip.

We don't tip a lot, and we expect good, quiet, efficient service for it, but we do tip.
 
2014-04-03 08:34:14 AM  

Lost Thought 00: Plus, you know, most of the "New England WASPs" they are referring to are actually Catholics


You mean like the Kennedys?  Good god, man...one does NOT mingle with the hired help.
 
2014-04-03 08:37:58 AM  

BMFPitt: Are there even places where Anglo-Saxon is even a significant piece of the population anymore? Just about every white person I know who was born here is an American mutt.


My people are fading away like Tolkien's elves, leaving this land in the ships, for a distant shore.

/by ships, I mean yachts, of course
//we left you a global superpower, let's see what you do with it
 
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