The Brits Are Nuts

‘Each man calls barbarism whatever is not his own practice’ – Michel de Montaigne

Every American knows that the proper implement for spanking is a wood paddle. The Brits favor slippers, plimsols, canes, and carpet beaters. I shake my head in wonderment at the latter.

Now I find that some Brits get off on watching gals in rubber boots – wellies – wading through mud. <==See the link This proves that humans can have a fetish on anything.

Wellies, Jodphurs and a Cane

And what’s with their obsession with green and navy panties? err knickers

Such a turn-off

And they also get off on women in jodhpurs.

Well OK, maybe jodhpurs are not so bad in moderation

Ever wonder what teenage girls do in their rooms, besides rubbing one out

About Me

To the 1,000 that come here for pictures every day, today is not your day.

Most are not comfortable sharing their needs with others, even anonymously when it comes to spanking, discipline, punishment, and so on. Most have always viewed it as a very intimate and personal issue. We have enjoyed sharing our interest at get-togethers with others that also enjoy spanking immensely.

I am fine with my predilection for spanking. I gave up years ago trying to figure out what initiated my captivation with spanking. I just accept it. Part of the reason for starting this blog a decade ago was to say that not everyone that has an interest in the percussive arts wants to bring punishment into the mix. Some of us enjoy both mental reward and the physical sensation it gives us. 

That makes folks like Bacall and I and many of the regular readers of OBB a minority in the greater spanking community. And a minuscule part of the broader BDSM group.

I am always on the lookout for people that enjoy what we do. In a new to me blog, Domestic Discipline, Jenny style! I found two statements in the comments that I could identify with. Statements about two individuals that describe me. Since I am a 50/50 switch it usually takes two folks to describe both sides of me.

The blog author, Jen wrote: I think it is because Mike is a submissive’s Dom versus a Dom’s Dom. That is, he tries to tune into the needs and desires of the other person versus simply imposing his will, their needs and desires be damned. That’s me, if I am not pleasing her, I get nothing out of it. And I don’t get off on real-world domination. Fine for play, but 24/7, fuggedaboutit!

She described another man: His submissiveness is limited to certain play and that is it. He takes a more dominant role outside of play. And even in play he could be a bit dominant. He was always very exact in what he wanted and how he wanted it, even getting a little meanness to his tone re, “No, not like that. I want you to…” Hey! At least he didn’t have a problem articulating his desires. That’s the other side of me. I have stopped play more than once because the woman who had assured me she understood, then went way the heck off base.


It’s always nice to know that someone else has similar traits.

 

 

Obama’s Crocodile Tears for the Rule of Law

His foray into the 2020 election this past Friday was pure Barack Obama—pointedly partisan, sometimes entertaining and displaying an amazing lack of self-awareness. In what was likely a preplanned maneuver, a friendly reporter received a recording of the former president’s 30-minute pep talk to his administration’s alumni association and posted the juicier nuggets online.

While revealing that the absence of sports is driving him “nuts” and he enjoys that his daughters “are stuck having dinner with me,” Mr. Obama
used the webcast to encourage former staffers to “feel the same sense of urgency that I do” and join in “spending as much time as necessary and
campaigning as hard” as they can to elect former Vice President Joe Biden.

Mr. Obama unleashed on President Trump’s handling of Covid-19, calling it “an absolute chaotic disaster.” There have been mistakes and cringeworthy statements, but surely there has been progress, too—for example, on vaccines—and good early decisions, such as restricting travel from China. At odds with the facts, Mr. Obama’s uncalibrated condemnation of Mr. Trump is also at odds with the praise the administration has received from Democrats in the know such as California. Gov. Gavin Newsom (“Promise made, promise kept”) and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (“The federal government stepped up and was a great partner”).

You’d think Mr. Obama, whose administration couldn’t get a website to work during the Affordable Care Act rollout or keep his key health-care promise, “If you like your plan, you can keep your plan,” might be more reticent about criticizing his successor amid the worst pandemic in a century. Especially since Mr. Obama failed to replenish the Strategic National Stockpile’s supply of N95 masks after it was depleted on his watch.

Mr. Obama also said that“what we’re fighting against” in the election are “long-term trends in which being selfish, being tribal, being divided and
seeing others as an enemy—that has become a stronger impulse in American life.” Yet he helped America become more polarized. Mr. Obama spent two terms treating Republicans as enemies rather than the loyal opposition, referring to them as champions of “social Darwinism” and the “Flat Earth Society” and their proposals as, in so many words, unpatriotic and un-American. When he left office, more than 70% of Americans said he left the country more divided or no more united than it was in 2009.

Mr. Obama’s Friday talk also included his claim that the Justice Department’s decision to drop charges against former national security adviser Michael Flynn means “our basic understanding of rule of law is at risk.”

Here’s another possibility: The department dropped the charges to defend the rule of law. It noted the charge “requires a statement to be not simply false, but ‘materially’ false with respect to a matter under investigation.” Having found no collusion with Russia, the FBI moved in December 2016 to end its investigation of
Mr. Flynn. Only a paperwork snafu allowed FBI Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok to have Mr. Flynn interviewed on Jan. 24, 2017, an action the department now says had no “legitimate investigative basis.” Further, the government was
likely to lose the case. It turns out Mr. Strzok and his lover, FBI lawyer Lisa Page, edited the Flynn interview report. The original notes haven’t been found, but the agents involved said at the time that they felt “Flynn was not lying.”


Where was Mr. Obama’s concern about the rule of law when he consulted with FBI Director James Comey about Mr. Flynn while the acting attorney general was kept out of the loop? Or when he acquiesced to Mr. Comey’s not giving the incoming Trump administration the normal defensive briefing on the issue? U.S. Attorney John Durham’s report on the Russia probe could make for interesting reading.


Then there’s Mr. Obama’s dismissal of Hillary Clinton’s private email server as a national-security issue while she was under active FBI investigation. Did that  show proper respect for the rule of law?


Still, Mr. Obama’s appearance Friday to rally the Democratic faithful helped boost—at least in weekend coverage—his party’s presumptive nominee.
They are risks, however, to being too visible too often during the campaign. Mr. Obama reminds voters of how comparatively feeble Mr. Biden’s political and oratorical talents are and the peripheral role Mr. Biden played as his vice president. Having the former president speaking frequently could
overshadow Mr. Biden, who already hard to find.


At the end of the day, Mr. Obama isn’t on the ticket: Joe Biden is. That alone gives Mr. Trump a good chance to win.

Karl Rove, the Thursday 14th WSJ