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    The motorcycle. If people commuted to work on 75 mpg motorcycles instead of SUVs, there'd be a lot less carbon emissions. But of course, there is virtually no push at present to encourage motorcycle riding to prevent Climate Change. Why not? There are a few reasons, but a big one is that everybody knows motorcycle...
  • Motorcycles and bicycles suck for one inescapable reason:

    Rain.

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    This....not so bad in the desert but down south here it literally rains every other day this time of year.....
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  • From the Boston Globe: The dominant aspect of the spirit of the age is childishness. These are the kind of gestures that spoiled children would come up with. ... The national activist group White Coats for Black Lives recently published a racial justice report card that criticized 10 top medical schools, including Harvard’s, for policies...
  • We’re no longer to acknowledge the giants upon whose shoulders we stand; we’re instead to gaze in coerced admiration upon the midget Affirmative Action figures whose shoulders can bear no one’s and no society’s weight.

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    That's the thought I had re: the Jay Z/Beyonce video, posted at comment 14 above. The "song" really is called Apeshit. Here are the lyrics:

    https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/beyonceknowles/apeshit.html

    Poo-flinging monkeys.
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  • I sometimes use Social Justice Jihadi. Or how about this?
  • Thank you, my dear The Last Real Calvinist.

    Did you notice that “Commiepozzies” is a play on “kamikazes”? For a while I toyed with “Commiekazes” but then realized it could be read incorrectly, with a long “a” in the last syllable; and then Mr. Sailers “Pozzed” sparked the lightbulb moment that produced the “pozzies” suffix to “Commies.”

    For at least the last ten or twenty years I’ve been using “Puritopians.”

    “Mao-Mao” might be lost on the last two generations whose members may be ignorant of the Mau-Mau; but I like that it plays on Mao’s Cultural Revolution Red Guards and on blacks’ monotonous gibsmedat demands as described in Tom Wolfe’s “Mau-Mauing The Flak Catchers.”

    “The Gloominati” captures, I feel, the sense that the SJW’s have what my Dad liked to call “rectaloptilitis” – a sh_tty outlook on life, and it combines that sense with SJW’s unmistakable propensity to posture as being members of, or on their being worthy aspirants to, the illuminati.

    Thank you for your kind compliment, and I’m delighted to know you enjoyed reading the list.

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    - Magic Phonies

    - Useful Idiots

    - Brownstains (a play on Leon Trotsky’s real name: Lev Bronstein)

    - Emotionauts

    - Social Justice Stooges

    - The Dorkularity

    - Totenkopfverbande

    - Cattle Car Cassandras (for just one of them: Cassandra Cattle Car)

    - BubbleBots

    - Puritopians

    - Mister Rogers’s Derangers

    - Hindsatzgruppen

    - Proglodytes

    - Sandbox Queens

    - Social Justice Lemmings

    - The Mao-Mao

    - Commiepozzies

    - Social Justice Stasi

    - Doxxic Emissions

    - Social Justice Commissars

    - Rantifa

    - Snotzis

    - The Gloominati (or, The Doominati)

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    Superb stuff, Auntie.

    I especially like Magic Phonies, Puritopians, and The Mao-Mao.
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  • Here's my review of the late Tom Wolfe's The Right Stuff in the Rice U. Thresher, October 11, 1979 (p. 8): Tom Wolfe climbs the invisible ziggurat The Right Stuff Tom Wolfe Because American novelists haven't exactly lit up the sky since World War II, journalists have elbowed their way into the literary spotlight. The...
  • @Buzz Mohawk
    My father had dinner with Chuck Yeager and came away unimpressed.

    Okay, here's yet another personal story, recounted simply because it is relevant and fun:

    When I was about thirteen years old, I proudly showed my father the model I had just built of the Bell X-1 aircraft that Yeager famously piloted through Mach 1. Dad admired my handiwork and then said something like, "I met the pilot and I didn't think much of him."

    Simultaneous senses of thrill and disappointment ran through me at that moment. My father had met Chuck Yeager -- thrilling, but he didn't like him -- disappointing. Why didn't he like the man who was famous for first (officially) driving an airplane "through the sound barrier"?

    Dad told me his story:

    Back in the 1940s, a few months after he had done his famous deed, Chuck Yeager was the guest speaker and honoree at a dinner for engineers in San Francisco. My father, about the same age as the pilot, was an up-and-coming engineer at his company, which sent him to that dinner. It just so happened that Dad ended up being seated next to Yeager.

    So, my father and Chuck Yeager ate their rubber chickens and talked that evening.

    Dad told me Chuck Yeager had nothing interesting to say. Yeager was shallow and full of himself, like a star high school quarterback -- a dumb one. Now, my father was a military officer, like Yeager, an outdoorsman, like Yeager, a ladies man, outgoing, who liked his drink. Why didn't those two men at least have a satisfying conversation?

    Could it have something to do with the fact that my father was educated and had some refinement? I am reminded of Yeager's mistreatment and underestimation of Neil Armstrong. The astronauts after Mercury were not "Spam in the can," to use Yeager's phrase, because they had to be part of something far more complex. They were engineers (as my father was). Armstrong, for example, really liked airplane design as much as flying.

    Or maybe it was just a Navy vs. Army (Air Force) thing. I'll never know.

    My dear Buzz Mohawk, could it be that your dad’s dislike for Chuck Yeager might have been an instance of “opposites attract, likes repel”?

    Of course Wolfe left out of The Right Stuffa lot of the foul language that military pilots habituate, so Chuck Yeager habituating blue language comes to me as no surprise. The press – Wolfe’s aptly characterized “Victorian gent” – cleaned up a lot of the unmentionable monickers that military pilots gave to their aircraft; for examples: the B-52′s BUFF – Big Ugly Fat F_ck(er) – became “Big Ugly Fat Fella”; the A-7 Corsair’s SLUF – Short Little Ugly F_ck(er) – became “Short Little Ugly Fella.” Wolfe wrote his Mercury Project book for a general readership, not for a locker room full of cocky young salty-tongued fighter jocks.

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  • A few thoughts on our disastrous trillion-dollar military: It is unnecessary. It does not defend the United States. The last time it did so was in 1945. The United States has no military enemies. No nation has anything even close to the forces necessary to invade America, and probably none the desire. A fifth of...
  • Just one bone to pick with your essay, Mr. Reed. Instead of “the Complex,” you ought to have called it either the $wamp, or the Deep$tate.

    But instead of $wamp or Deep$tate, I like to call the U.S. Government (and even U.S. states’ and municipalities’ government) The State That Serves The State Itself (TSTSTSI – pronounced “tsetse,” as in the parasitical fly that both debilitates its prey by sucking its blood and also infects many of its prey with sleeping sickness, so the initialism TSTSTSI is quite apt), because today almost nothing of America’s governments now serves the American people and instead serves the Globali$t Open Border$ 0.1% Elite (and serves that Elite’s Praetorian Guard of its employees and contractors, in and out of government and in media and “education,” and such who make up the rest of the top 10%). TSTSTI is merely the complaisant whore of the Transnational Globali$t Open Border$ 0.1% Elite whose members use it to crush the Bill of Rights to meaningless, to further enrich themselves, and to increase their own power.

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    • Replies: @Twodees Partain
    Yeah, well I think we should get even more esoteric that that. How 'bout that $#!+?

    Seriously, how many people would read past the first line of an article written the way you wrote that comment?
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  • So, what do you think?
  • This man’s blog entry includes many, though not all, of my objection to U.S. and European involvement in Syria’s civil war: http://hitchensblog.mailonsunday.co.uk/2018/04/how-on-earth-would-killing-more-people-rescue-syria.html

    One of my objections not in the foregoing blog post, an objection against the administration’s, Congress’s and the $wamp’s wrongheaded priorities is summed up by this recent Ann Coulter tweet: “How many Americans have been killed by Mexicans in the last 10 years vs. Americans killed by Syrians?

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  • From The Guardian: My knowledge of baseball players suggests that may not be wholly true. Cesar Chavez was fiercely opposed to illegal immigration, led protests at the border against illegal immigrants, and had his brother organize a goon squad to beat up undocumented migrants. Earlier this month, the Pittsburgh Pirates president, Frank Coonelly, spoke at...
  • “My knowledge of baseball players suggests that may not be wholly true.”

    My dear Mr. Sailer, my knowledge of players’ lawyers suggests that may be becoming true. Which means that the only question is this: when the first La Raza player takes a knee for Open Border$, what will MLB commissioner Rob Manfred do, or not do, about it?

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    "When"? Do you know what that means?
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  • From CBS News in Dallas:
  • There’s an old 1960′s anthem that goes, “There’s something happening here….”

    This time, though, “what it is” is exactly clear.

    It’s tyranny-creep, and it’s accelerating.

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  • The word "mugging" has various meanings, but the one that soared in usage from the mid-1960s to the late 1970s was pedestrians being robbed by threat or act of violence. Comedians joked nervously about getting mugged in Central Park all the time on talk shows in the late 1960s and early 1970s. It was largely...
  • Actually the Age of Mugging has been in a rapid increase.

    Daily perusal of Facebook pages reveals shocking numbers of young people’s Facebook posts showing them mugging shamelessly for their cameras.

    (Gee, why I do I feel uncannily like Miss Emily Litella?) (!)

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    • Replies: @anonymous
    Yes, remind us of why we should protect those Natural Racehorses, or why Workplace Violins would be relaxing listening for the employees.
    , @Twodees Partain
    "shocking numbers of young people’s Facebook posts showing them mugging shamelessly for their cameras."

    Oh. THAT kind of mugging. Well, that's different. Nevermiiiind.
    , @SunBakedSuburb
    " ... reveals shocking numbers of young people's Facebook posts showing them mugging shamelessly for their cameras. "

    I've also noticed that the young men always seem to have their mouths agape, as if waiting for something to be inserted. Even with their fashionable facial hair they look feminine. It's up to the old guys to step up and start breeding with the younger women. Our middle age sperm is probably still more potent than what the twentysomething soy boys spurt out.
    , @Thrasymachus
    That was so funny I forgot to laugh!

    RIP Gilda Radner......
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  • When I was six to eight years old around 1965-67, one episode of a TV show was filmed at the local park. It was a rock and roll show and I think the band in the episode was Paul Revere and the Raiders (known for Mann & Weil's "Kicks" and always performing in rather sweaty...
  • Childhood ditty:

    On top of Old Smokey
    all covered with cheese
    I lost my poor meatball
    because I had sneezed.

    It rolled off the table,
    it rolled on the floor,
    and then my poor meatball
    it rolled out the door.

    My earliest memory is of lying snugged in my pram in front of the family home on a one-way street in a densely populated northeastern city; the memory includes my teething pleasurably on one of the pram’s leather strap ends under sunlight that dappled through the leaves of the large curbside maple. It was the taste, which I then found enjoyable and mesmerizing, of the leather strap end that cemented the memory.

    Another early memory is from toddlerhood when, after Mom, doing spring cleaning, had shifted the huge heavy late-1940′s sofa from the living room wall to reveal an unused electrical outlet I’d never known had been there. Into the outlet I inserted a stamped steel strong box key and learned a most valuable lesson, not least because just after I’d inserted the key Mom’s wail of horror provided the soundtrack to the electrical shock coursing through my body which seemed to be vibrating-tingling at an extraordinarily high frequency (I think I recall having also heard a distinct hum in my ears, but this may have been an ex post facto figment of imagination). The insertion lasted no longer than one to three seconds, and, so far as I can discern, did me no lasting harm.

    Another, from when I was age three years and two months, is of my brother’s christening: I remember being huddled among grownups’ pants’ legs and 1954 crinoline-slip skirts in the church vestibule’s baptistry, then the crowd of adults in the living room cooing over my brother lying in his bassinet, and standing on my tiptoes to try to peer into the bassinet.

    On Father’s Day 1955 my paternal grandfather died. I was then four and a half, and I recall being at the funeral home on a sunny day and my Dad lifting me up to peer down at Grandpa’s corpse in the casket, and then kneeling at Dad’s side as he told me we would there pray for Grandpa. I remember earlier, during Grandpa’s long suffering from the cancer that would take his life, Dad and I walking the several long blocks from our home to Grandpa’s and seeing Grandpa lying weakened in bed, and he always gave me a quarter that my step-Grandma had had to fetch for him.

    A small circle of my high school friends and I, all of us now living regions apart, today enjoy prodigious e-correspondence in which our high school memories loom large and which we piece together, as none of us recalls everything precisely, in part because not all of us remember all the bits of the recalled events. At times we completely surprise one another with memories that one or another of us has no recollection of, such as the nicknames of faculty and staff (in this discussion it was my good fortune to have, back in those school days, penned those nicknames beside the faculty & staff yearbook photos, thus furnishing documentation against today’s naysaying from my classmates).

    While we were in high school Where The Action Is was telecast daily in late afternoon, so we saw many of its episodes aired right after we’d gotten home from school, though none of us really liked the program because all the songs were lip-synched and the show’s seaside amusement park settings and presentation were cutesy, bubble-gum-ish. Though my friends and I didn’t really like Where The Action Is, in those days rock & roll was infrequently on television, so we watched the show for lack of other televised pop fare.

    We preferred the prime time Shindig program because most of the performances on it were live (or were taped live), not lip-synched. Shindig’s house regular solo cover vocalists were Donna Loren and Bobby Sherman. A couple of years later in the later Sixties and early 1970′s, Sherman enjoyed considerable Top-40 success of his own, enough to become something of a heartthrob for girls of the bubble gum set, just about contemporaneously with The Partridge Family program’s popularity of David Cassidy. The Rolling Stones performed “Little Red Rooster” live on Shindig. I was then a high school freshman or sophomore, and among my small clique at high school the Stones were then all the rage – today I can scarcely stand them, even their old records now mostly make me cringe, and Mick Jagger’s voice grates on my last nerve.

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  • Here's a piece by data analyst Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, whose 2017 book “Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are” was quite good. The Songs That Bind Seth Stephens-Davidowitz FEB. 10, 2018 ... Consider, for example, the song “Creep,” by Radiohead. This is the 164th most...
  • Perhaps a more revealing question to put is: which is your favorite pop performer/group/artist? My bet is that the answers would correlate very closely and be consistent with the findings from “which is your favorite song,” in that most people’s favorite act would be the one that was their favorite at ages 13-14.

    My co-boomer friends and acquaintances are still rigidly enamored of their 1960′s favorite songs and acts.

    Like commenter Jonathan Mason, who has said he’s the same age as me, I stopped listening at age twenty-one to pop music in 1972. Its offerings suddenly no longer held appeal for me – especially the output from the rash of early 70′s singer-songwriters such as James Taylor, Carole King, Carly Simon (to this day Taylor grates on my last nerve). For years afterward I was stuck with my 60′s faves (Stones, Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead, The Moody Blues, Janis Joplin), yet I also explored (I play guitar and blow a workmanlike blues harp) bluegrass and country music along with a coterie of guitar-picking friends who were also into bluegrass/country.

    Having never before cared for it, in my forties I came to love Classical music, except its latter-day composers such as Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Shostakovich, John Adams, &c. I particularly adore Chopin, and also have a real soft spot for plainchant and polyphonic vocal song.

    One quirk is that in my mid-1960′s teen years I came to love the music of the Glenn Miller Orchestra and The Andrews Sisters, and I still love their work today. In my forties I also gained a fresh appreciation for American Golden Age standards – many of the songs and performers which I and many other boomers had pooh-poohed as old fuddy-duddies, “squares, or “straights” (as opposed to “freaks”) while in our teens and in college; songs such as Perry Como’s “Catch A Falling Star” and Hoagy Carmichael’s gorgeous melodies became newly beloved along with much, for one example among many, of Jo Stafford’s material.

    The one genre that has ever held nearly no appeal to me is modern jazz, which, except for a very few of its offerings, jazz either makes my eyes glaze over or irritates the hell out of me. This ought to be filed under the heading of de gustibus non est disputandum.

    What’s odd about this topic is that I recall my parents’ Depression/WWII generation never being as obsessed with pop music or celebrity trivia as later generations became and remain. I never heard members of my parents’ generation amassing cinema, musical or pop culture trivia, or arguing the merits of artists or songs, or “influences,” in the ways in which boomers and subsequent generations obsess about pop/celeb trivialities. Sure, that Depression/WWII generation liked and enjoyed the music of their youth, but they didn’t ravenously devour or jaw obsessively about its trivia. Part of the reason for that is, I think, the Depression/WWII media technology wasn’t as pervasive as media technology became from the 1950′s onward – people of that earlier generation were simply not marinated nonstop in pop culture in the way that later generations became immersed 24×7 in mass media output. Another reason is that far fewer of the Depression/WWII generation attended college, and were thus not exposed to the later burgeoning of film and pop culture courses.

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    Auntie- went to college in the 70s and loved the big bands- also Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys- not a common thing for an upper midwestern kid.
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  • This new L.A. Times story below about the hundred or so motorcycle gang-like clubs of Disney fanatics who roam Disneyland in Anaheim isn't a hoax, although it reads like one. Here's a colorful 2014 article by Charles Lam on the same phenomenon. From the Los Angeles Times: They're Disneyland superfans. Why a lawsuit is alleging...
  • It’s called perpetual adolescence. Diana West nailed it in her book The Death of the Grownup.

    I’m a boomer and I see an appalling proportion of boomers indulgent in perpetual adolescence, and it breaks my heart. Worse, subsequent generations seem to be even more indulgent in perpetual adolescence, which becomes ever easier to do in the cyber world’s Everlasting Now. If you think about it, Social Justice Warriors – even the so-called “antifa” – exemplify perpetual adolescence.

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  • Vietnam: it’s always there. Looming in the past, informing American futures. A 50-year-old war, once labeled the longest in our history, is still alive and well and still being refought by one group of Americans: the military high command. And almost half a century later, they’re still losing it and blaming others for doing so....
  • Today’s officer corps would spare us all a great deal of cost, blood and grief and we Americans would all do much better if the cadets’, midshipmen’s, officer candidates’ and officer corps’ reading list began with the Bernard Fall book Rue Sans Joie.

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  • @istevefan
    Anyone notice the fasces symbols on either side of the US flag at the House of Representatives?

    Any idea how long those will remain? If they are going to take down Confederate statues, you'd think those fasces symbols would be on the list too.

    Here is a blown up photo.

    My dear istevefan, from 1916 to 1945 the reverse of the U.S. Mercury dime sported a fasces: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercury_dime

    Best part of watching tonight’s SOTU was getting to enjoy seeing all the Demon-crat $ellout$ squirming in their seats under their sour pusses.

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    I did not know that about the dime. I figured 1945 was the end date because of WW2. But wiki states it was because of FDR's death and that a new design was made to honor him.

    Here is some trivia for you. The US Army's 45th Infantry Division had to change their shoulder patch prior to WW2. Click to see why.
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  • From Taki's Magazine: Read the whole thing there.
  • After the farce of Enemedia-Pravda’s 2016 pre-election polls that had Hillary as Mrs. President-Inevitable, does anyone here believe today’s presidential approval polls?

    It is today supremely delectable to behold Left-lib-radical-”progressives” scrambling slapstick- desperately to shut the Overton Window that Mr. Trump heaved wide open.

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    does anyone here believe today’s presidential approval polls?
     
    I do. I voted for Trump (in the primaries and in November), but I disapprove of his performance so far because he's fallen far short of his campaign promises.
    , @Anonymous
    Why does everyone assume the polling orgs aren't run by the same lying shysters as the rest of the media? Polls as islands of neutrality in a sea of bias makes no sense.
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  • In The Truth About Cars, Jack Baruth wrote last October: "There are only two American cars with any sales volume whatsoever in Europe — those cars being the Ford Mustang and the Tesla Model S. ... Tesla is a legitimate presence, doing about 15,000 sales per year in Britain and the Continent combined. In fact,...
  • Fossil fuel-powered car engine emissions cause pollution, right? How is it that electric cars, which use electricity generated overwhelmingly by fossil fuel plants that, you know, cause pollution, somehow don’t pollute?

    After all, however energy is produced, it takes the same quantity of energy, from fossil fuels or electricity, to propel a vehicle of a given weight across a given distance. Is this not so? Are electric cars not merely downstream from the fossil fuel pollution source that provides the electric energy to propel them a given distance? Are electric cars essentially nuclear, coal, oil, natural gas-powered by those overwhelmingly preponderant sources of electricity generation?

    Are alternative (i.e., non-fossil fuel) energy sources sufficient to power an entire world of none but electric vehicles? Perhaps the central questions is: will alternative energy ever be generated in quantity sufficient to power an entire world of electric vehicles?

    I’m just fission for answers here!

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    Are electric cars not merely downstream from the fossil fuel pollution source...
     
    Thermal efficiency is going to ballpark the same; central plants keep pollutant concentrations away from population centers; central plants can burn cheaper, less refined fuels.
    , @JSM
    Thorium for the win!
    , @MrAnswer
    Gasoline cars transmit 20% of the energy in gasoline to forward motion, electric cars transmit 60%. So though the ultimate source of energy is oil, electric is more efficient. Gasoline cars throw away lots energy as heat.
    , @27 year old

    How is it that electric cars, which use electricity generated overwhelmingly by fossil fuel plants that, you know, cause pollution, somehow don’t pollute?
     
    Yes, but they create plausible deniability for the end user to disconnect themselves from the pollution. In their own minds, rationalization hamster sort of thing.

    I suggested to my wife that we raise meat animals. She balked, she could not bring herself to kill (read: know that her husband was going to kill) the cute little things. I reminded her that the meat we buy from the store was raised in factory farms, and that by buying this meat she was condemning cute animals to unimaginable hell. "Yeah... But IM not the one doing it to them. It's not happening right in MY house."

    This is how most people's brains work. Tesla removes them one degree of separation from the icky fossil fuels. Therefore they can feel good about it. It's retarded but whaddya gonna do.

    There is a lesson in this, our side has to deal with this human tendency. Most of the people currently in this thing are very logical, the women especially - abnormally logical women. So we kind of forget about this.

    We need to make sure people can feel good about themselves for doing/supporting the things that must be done.
    , @Jack D
    Electricity is increasingly being generated by renewable sources. If the price of oil ever goes back up again (which it inevitably will) then renewables will be even more competitive and in any event are being driven by government mandates to reduce greenhouse gases.

    How is it that electric cars get the equivalent of 100 mpg? Because most of the energy in a gallon of fuel in an auto engine gets wasted as heat - only a small % is converted to motion. If your burn the same # of BTU's of fuel in an electrical generating station, the efficiency is much higher (even after power line losses) and you can use the waste heat for co-generation (central steam), etc.

    Nuclear power is a great source of energy but humans are too stupid to handle it. If even the Japanese can't handle it (for example they have run their high speed rail for 50 years with zero fatalities) then there is no hope.
    , @John Mansfield
    Pollutants such as NOX, SO2 and particulates can be eliminated from a fixed power plant in ways that are not possible with an automobile. The fires of 100,000 homes and businesses are all in one place where the combustion process can be monitored and controlled to minimize production of NOX. A well-tuned car can do that too, but a power plant can do it better. Then the exhaust stream passes through banks of equipment to convert gaseous SO2 to liquid SO3. The SO3 is captured along with the ash by passing the exhaust through electrostatic precipitators (banks of ten-foot tall plates arranged with as dozens of foot-wide channels and charged to 60kV with grounded wires between the plates) or bag houses (giant vacuum cleaner bags). At the top of the stack is an opacity monitor, and if the exhaust going out is too opaque, there is trouble with the EPA. Power plant exhaust can be as clean as you want to pay to make it, using means that are unavailable on a 2-ton moving car.
    , @Logan
    I've been trying to get a straight answer on this for lo these many years.

    What I'd like to see is a straightforward comparison of the two processes, not the two vehicles.

    To do so I think you'd need to compare energy required for a vehicle to travel 100 miles.

    Most electricity in the US is generated by burning natgas, so you'd have to figure the energy consumption needed to drill for and get the gas to the power plant. Then energy efficiency of the production process, then power lost in transmission, in battery charging and in battery discharging. There is energy lost at each step.

    For the IC car, you've got the energy cost of producing and refining the gas, then transporting it to the gas station. Then the efficiency of the IC process itself.

    You could then wind up with a direct comparison. It takes X joules to move a 2000 pound electric car 100 miles at 60 mph, while it takes Y joules to do the same with an equivalent IC vehicle.
    , @ThreeCranes
    This was the exact issue over which I got into a more-heat-than-light discussion a few months ago with some guy here with a Chinese name. He couldn't see all the hidden expenses involved in electricity production (what Logan lays out in his reply to you).

    And while your other repliers make good solid points about controlling pollution at the source vs. in diverse cars etc. my impression is that most apologists for electric--and I am one--gloss over many of the hidden costs.

    However, on the other hand, the proponents for gas do the same by ignoring the cheapness-due-to-already-existing infrastructure of gasoline refining and distribution. Were both to start from zero, I believe electric would be cheaper and cleaner but it always runs into the problem of inability to make long distance trips.
    , @Unladen Swallow
    I believe they ( electric cars ) produce less carbon dioxide in aggregate even if the electricity is coal generated at the plant, as natural gas begins taking over plants, the amount will drop even more. I think it's primarily because the power plant turbines have much higher efficiencies than a gasoline powered engines do in particular. Oil generating plants are apparently quite rare in North America ( US and Canada ) than in other countries, most electricity generated is by coal, natural gas, and nuclear.
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  • From Glamour: BY EVELYN WANG JANUARY 19, 2018 10:51 AM Star Wars: The Last Jedi, as everyone knows, is a cinematic marvel. It has a 91% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, was the highest-grossing film of 2017, and guess what—almost all of its major characters were women and POC. That last fact did not sit well...
  • I think it would be even funnier if someone edited men from cinephiles’ much-worshipped Citizen Kane.

    On the other hand, editing blacks out of every episode of Law & Order and its spinoffs would leave those several hundreds of episodes pretty much intact, with all their Always-The-Evil-Privileged-White-Bad-Guys still in your face.

    A step further, you say? How about editing from TV programming all the commercials showing blacks, and you’d enjoy very, very short commercial breaks and a hell of a lot more actual programming.

    A step even further, you say? How about editing blacks out of NBA, NFL, and MLB games. The only thing left would be the commercials.

    Even further still, you say! Edit Democrats out of newscasts and public affairs programs, and you’d be left with a normal, actual United States.

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    Would have to cut out all the courtroom scenes on "L&O" since every trial features either a female black attorney or a black judge. Given the NYC Dem clubhouse stranglehold on the bench, the black female judge part is actually very accurate.
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  • From The Verge: Google CEO Sundar Pichai says he does not regret firing James Damore “It was the right decision,” says YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki By Nick [email protected] Jan 19, 2018, 5:20pm EST Google CEO Sundar Pichai responded today to the firing of employee James Damore over his controversial memo on workplace diversity, stating that...
  • Well, let’s see: what sort of judges sit on the California bench? Liberal? Conservative? Or, It’s Not Over Until The “That’s Not Who We Are” Lose?

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  • Max Boot of the Council of Foreign Relations tweets: Another, especially Bootian reason for Open Borders for Israel would be more cannon fodder. As Boot proposed for the U.S. in 2005 as a way to man all the wars he had helped bring about and all the future wars he was planning to instigate: But...
  • Enlist unlimited numbers of foreigners in the U.S. armed forces and – guess what! – they’d cease to be the U.S. armed forces.

    For crying out loud, Max Boot, it’s not as if ancient Rome made out really well by following your ignorant recommendation.

    Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” – George Santayana

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    • Replies: @Forbes
    And history will teach us nothing.

    As all evidence demonstrates.
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  • From the New York Times: Macron Opens Year Pulling No Punches With Journalists, or Anyone By ADAM NOSSITER JAN. 5, 2018 Similarly, [French Boy Wonder President Macron's] sharp-elbowed immigration policy has marked a break with the looser attitude of his Socialist predecessor. He is outflanking both the far-right’s National Front and the conventional right, both...
  • It’s said that in Ougadougou they say that “Talk is cheap,” and that “Actions speak louder than words.”

    Okay, I made that up. Yet it conveys that Macron’s blather, without deeds, amounts to hot air.

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  • From The Atlantic: Also, Scar sounds like Claus von Bulow, while Mufasa sounds like Darth Vader, Mufasa's son Simba sounds like Ferris Bueller, and Mufasa's bird aide Zazu sounds like Blackadder. What's deal with that? One of the hyenas sound
  • I want a villain with a “valley girl” accent.

    I strongly recommend NPR.

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  • British RP English for Romans and American English for the Jews they ruled was also prominent in Ben-Hur, which preceded Spartacus by one year. The exception to American English among Ben-Hur’s Jewish characters was Israeli actress Haya Harareet’s Israeli-Levantine accent. Also, in Ben-Hur the neither Roman, nor Jewish character of the pre-Islamic Arab Sheik Ilderim was played by Welshman Hugh Griffith, whose Welsh lilt worked perfectly to distinguish his character’s voice from American and British RP English.

    If it’s villainy that Isabel Fattal and Calvin Gidney are pearl-clutching-worried about, theatrical accents are the last place they should look, because the first place they should look is the Globali$t $ellout E$tabli$hment’$ villainous imposition upon us of Invade The World, Invite The World. In today’s West it’s the Globali$t $ellout$ and their Left-lib-prog useful Thought Police idiots who are the true “Other,” the actual “Them” of Us-and-Them.

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  • From Reuters: Funny how that works. Whatever happens, the solution is More Immigration. Then they could procreate and that would really reduce the violence.
  • Germans will soon find themselves singing the opening lyric of their national anthem as “Deutschland Unter Alles.”

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  • I’ve reached the point in life when lamenting the end of another year comes more naturally than celebrating the beginning of a new one. How time flies! Another year gone already? After age seventy the passing scene more and more resembles the image one of Noël Coward’s characters supplied: it’s For example: The last time...
  • Earth is not hollow, yet since the debut of “modernity” its Western Hemisphere appears to have become inhabited and $old out by an increasing no-bang and all-whimper number of “The Hollow Men.”

    By the way, Peter Townsend’s book Duel of Eagles is one of the best written on the Battle of Britain.

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  • I've long called attention to the existence of the Volunteer Auxiliary Thought Police. But, as much fun as being an amateur censor apparently is to many people these days, some amateurs now want to go pro. From Slate: The sensitivity auditing of this young adult novel about twins raises a question: are twins considered a...
  • It seems that “sensitivity readers” seek to augment their poly-disability Government checks with prospective authors’ cash payments for their censorship “service” – cash that they don’t have to declared on their income tax returns, so they can do their part in the Cloward-Pliven strategy to “stick it to The Man.”

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  • From the New York Times: True, but on the other hand, Kadyrov is really good at Instagram. I just noticed that Kadyrov, despite being the Gold Chainiest Man on Earth, is almost never photographed wearing a gold chain. What's the de
  • “Kadyrov, despite being the Gold Chainiest Man on Earth, is almost never photographed wearing a gold chain. What’s the deal?”

    A mysterious case of gold chain migration?

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  • ‘Twas the week before Christmas / And all through the nation / We’re waiting for government / To control immigration. It’s been a year of a Republican President with a Republican Congress, and nothing’s been done. Well, not quite nothing. I’m reading good things about interior enforcement; Trump’s travel bans were a step forward towards...
  • Every time I see a bollard or a Merkel Lego or metal detector checkpoint, every time I hear the word “bollard,” my teeth grind as I recall that Big Lie that our Dear $ellout E$tabli$hment tells us after every murderous, crippling jihad attack: We will not let them change the way we live!

    As if forests of bollards sprouting in our public spaces in our own country are somehow not a change in the way we live.

    A most ominous change.

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    The bollards ( I am a EU citizen, and the Europeans bitch about the street changes) are very, expensive.
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  • Adoration of the Magi (January 6), Botticelli, Florence, 1475
  • Merry & Blessed Christmas, all!

    May the Grace & Peace of the Christ Child be yours now, and ever.

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    May the Grace & Peace of the Christ Child be yours now, and ever.
     
    Reported this post to the SPLC and ADL for hate speech.
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  • There was a spectacular UFO over Southern California this evening. It's now an IFO. It has been identified as an Elon Musk SpaceX rocket launch from Vandenberg AFB up the coast. I've seen a dozen or more similar Vandenberg launches over the years, but lots of people never noticed them before or forgot about them....
  • Stationed in the early 1970′s on the central California coast, my shipmates and I made frequent short jaunts to Big Sur, and sometimes camped out there at marvelous places like Pfeiffer Beach. One night, as we perched atop Big Sur’s coastal bluffs we saw the sky to the south suddenly glow an eerie green. Later we learned that the glow came from a missile launched from Vandenberg AFB. The greenish glow, which illumined the entire southern sky, was quite spectacular to behold, rather breathtaking.

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  • President Trump, every Republican senator, and the GOP majority in Speaker Paul Ryan's House just put the future of their party on the line. By enacting the largest tax cut since the Reagan administration, the heart of which is cutting the corporate rate from 35 to 21 percent, Republicans have boldly bet the farm. They...
  • Corporations – all of which are Globali$t, disloyal to ordinary Americans – are going to invest their new tax savings in more Open Border$ Cheap Labor Lobby lawyers and propaganda and such, and they’re also going to invest those savings in more and more sophisticated computer automation, both of which will put and keep ever more Americans out of work.

    Meanwhile, this bill’s tax cuts for us plebs are grandfathered to end.

    Some kinds of cuts help, other kinds of cuts make you bleed.

    Most of all, I would wager that most of the Americans who voted to elect President Trump did not have the GOP $ellout E$tabli$hment’$ desideratum of tax rejiggering as their number one priority. Anyone care to guess what those voters’ actual Number One Priority was?

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    Corporations – all of which are Globali$t, disloyal to ordinary Americans – are going to invest their new tax savings in more Open Border$ Cheap Labor Lobby lawyers and propaganda and such, and they’re also going to invest those savings in more and more sophisticated computer automation, both of which will put and keep ever more Americans out of work.
     
    Yes, trickle down economics seems to have been an obvious failure. The rich have made it clear they care little for the economic well-being of their fellow Americans.
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  • Today we will ponder America, a country, even a civilization, that existed long ago where the United States is today, but bore little resemblance to it. It will be like studying cave drawings, or Sargon of Akkad. Pay attention. The is original source material of historical importance. I was there, in America: Athens, Alabama, at...
  • Back in those good, really good, old days, boys told jokes like this one:

    Q. What’s green and slimy and carries a gun?

    A. Mucus McCain!

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  • This is apparently a huge story. From the New York Times: Late on Monday, Mr. Coates, who had more than 1.25 million Twitter followers as of earlier this month, tweeted, “Peace, y’all. I’m out. I didn’t get in it for this.” And at some point after that, he deleted his account.
  • It just goes to show: If you can’t take the heat, get out of the bitchin’.

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  • From the New York Times:
  • I’m old enough to remember when “Your mother wears combat boots” was a provocative insult.

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  • From the Washington Post: Is Washington Post reporter Kathy Lally related to Lally Weymouth and her Washington Post-owning mother Katharine Graham (plus, Lally Weymouth is sister in law of Talking Heads bassist Tina Weymouth?) Probably not, but the Post has always had a whole bunch of of people with seemingly interlocking names. Some men hurt...
  • A high school friend of mine who’s a big fan of Taibbi’s Rolling Stone polemics sends me links to them, and every time I get two or three paragraphs into them I have to click away from their page because Taibbi’s screeds are just insultingly, insufferably sophomoric.

    At this point the Pervnado has gone so far amok that each new accusation in it has me thinking, often aloud: “I. Don’t. Care.”

    Really, ladies, if you didn’t know or care enough to complain at the time at which you now suddenly feel you were disrespected, or groped, or what have you short of an actual sex crime, then just Shut. The. Frik. Up.

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  • From Salon: Who knew that public radio was a veritable hotbed of poorly specified sexual misconduct? While details of any of the allegations against either broadcaster remain unrevealed at this time, Laura Walker, president and CEO of New York Public Radio said “NYPR is committed to taking all appropriate steps to ensure a respectful, equitable,...
  • In the late 1960′s and early 1970′s Schwartz was a deejay on New York’s “alternative radio” FM rock station WNEW. His nasal voice always grated on me. But what’s mildly funny, to me, about the current revelation of his sexual harassment is that, back in the 60′s-70′s a guy I went to university with used to call him, “Jonathan Schwantz.”

    If I recall correctly, Schwartz recently wed actress Zohra Lampert (b. 1937), who was an early-60′s ingénue of sorts, she had an odd sort of beauty that seemed to confound directors who might have wanted to cast her in their projects. As the wife of the Warren Beatty character Lampert had a minor turn in the Elia Kazan film Splendor In The Grass, and she was excellent in the Ernest Borgnine film Pay Or Die!, about real-life New York police detective Lieutenant Joseph Petrosino who battled the Black Hand precursor to the Mafia.

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  • From the NYT: He's undocumented and an immigrant, that makes him holy. Haven't you been paying attention to the news? So this isn't one of those cases like with George Zimmerman where the prosecutor gambles on an all-or-nothing murder charge. The jury specifically cleared the killer not just of murder but of two lesser charges....
  • If You’re Going To San Francisco Wear Some Armor When You’re There

    If you’re going to San Francisco
    Be sure to wear your armor and beware
    If you’re going to San Francisco
    Foreign felons get away with murder there

    Aliens who come to San Francisco
    juries will be your love-in there
    In the streets of San Francisco
    Kate was murdered, the jury did not care

    All across the nation, endless foreign invasion
    People in motion
    Endless foreign invasion, lawless exoneration
    People in motion, justice dead by implosion

    For those who come to San Francisco
    Be sure to wear your armor and beware
    Justice ain’t done in San Francisco
    Kate Steinle died and the jury did not care

    Alien felons, San Francisco
    Juries are your love-in there.

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    Awesome, Auntie Analogue.
    , @Steve Sailer
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  • Representative Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), a Puerto Rican, has long been the unsuccessful face of amnesty for Mexican illegal aliens in Congress. Today, Gutierrez announced he was not running for another term representing his hilariously gerrymandered "Earmuff" district in Chicago. Why? - Gutierrez concluded getting amnesty through was hopeless? - Weinsteingate? - He wants to make...
  • Two possibilities: Gutierrez is either angling for the mayoralty of Chicago, or he’s scheming to rake in big buck$ as the anti-Bannon.

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  • From the NYT travel section: Looking for the Sublime? It’s in This Swiss Valley. By Stephen Hiltner Nov. 22, 2017 In a treatise published in 1757, Edmund Burke, an Irish essayist and statesman, outlined the differences between the beautiful and the sublime. Beautiful objects, he posited, are smooth, polished and comparatively small. Sublime objects, on...
  • Beholding the reaction of Left-lib-proglodytes on the last election night was, to me, sublime, as their reaction was itself ridiculous.

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  • From the National Bureau of Economic Research: Commenter Thomas asks:
  • Costly studies were needed to tell what people’s lying eyes observed plainly for hundreds of years at firsthand?

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  • From the Washington Post: Collapse of German coalition talks deals Merkel blow, raises prospect of new elections By Griff Witte November 20 at 3:37 AM BERLIN — The sudden collapse of talks to form a coalition government left German politics in turmoil on Monday, with Angela Merkel reckoning with one of the worst crises of...
  • Merkel’s Mistake? Hardly.

    Merkel’s Dolchstoß.

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    Lol.

    While that's accurate, it won't be used for the same reason that it is verbally arresting: its redolence.

    Especially since it is debatable whether the first use of "Dolchstoß" was accurate, while your use pretty clearly is accurate, as Merkel pretty clearly laid a huge problem on the people who elected her to prevent problems. So the current use inadvertently devalues the term by association with a famously less clear use.

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  • And then they came for potential 2020 Presidential candidate Senator Al Franken (D-MN) for Behavior Not Wholly Unexpected in a Comedian.
  • Hot off the presses! . . . :

    AL FRANKEN ADMITS KEVLAR FETISH!

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  • From Yale News: Also by Pal at Stories from the Silent Minority: Since coming to Yale, I think I expected less racism, but that definitely hasn't been the case. Perhaps it was naive of m
  • “I love Yale and it’s already made me the benefactor of some phenomenal opportunities.”

    Hey, Pal, being admitted to Yale when you don’t know the difference between “benefactor” and “beneficiary,” makes you – and Yale – look embarrassingly stupid, or purposely malign toward applicants who do know the difference between those two words and who were denied admission to Yale because Yale instead admitted you.

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    It's also a telling mistake. He is doing everyone a favor by taking things.
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  • With Diversity Visas back in the news as the Uzbek Muslim truck terrorist in Manhattan got in o this country in 2010 on Ted Kennedy's second bite at the immigration system, here's my UPI article from 15 years ago on another Muslim terrorist beneficiary of the Diversity Visa: Analysis: The curious immigration lottery By STEVE...
  • Anyone with half a brain can see plainly that the solution is to bolster the Diversity Lottery by special $ellout E$tabli$hment emergency legislation to ramp it up to become the Super Open Border$ Double-Down Diversity Is Our Strength MegaMillions Lottery.

    However anyone with an entire brain can see plainly that the present Diversity Lottery has bestowed upon us Americans all the manifestly satanic “blessings” of Import The Third World And You ARE The Third World.

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  • From The Independent:
  • Could the Saudis be seeding Mexico with Mexican Moslems to create “safe spaces” for jihadis to train in, and from which they would then enter the United States?

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  • See previous incidents under the tag “White Guy Loses His Job” Culture hero of the week was surely investment guru and gold bug Marc Faber, proprietor of the Gloom, Boom & Doom market newsletter. I can’t afford a subscription to that periodical— it’s $300 a year— but of course, as a fellow pessimist, I follow...
  • Having befriended and also having also been fairly well acquainted with several service brats, John McCain’s personality is, in my experience, typical of that of service brats who, deprived of stability of neighborhood, school, church, playmates, youth groups and such throughout their rootless childhood, strive mightily yet clumsily to fit in with their rooted chronological peers, but often have a hard time fitting in because the demeanor and customs of those who grew up and were raised, rooted in stability are alien to the service brat. The service brat overcompensates by going to extremes to try to fit in: this is what I see John McCain trying to do in his attempts to align himself with and to keep himself current in and relevant to the zeitgeist. As Tom Wolfe pointed out, the biggest sin for Americans is being “left behind,” and in that respect the service brat performs prodigies of excess in trying not to be left out or “left behind.” McCain shows this in his excessive zeal for the “proposition nation” shibboleth.

    The same personality trait of the rootless outsider striving awkwardly to fit in among the rooted is also obvious in the scions of cosmopolitan wealth and privilege – yes, even in Donald J. Trump, but also in George W. Bush and, in his own peculiar way, in Barack Hussein Obama: like the service brat, the child of cosmopolitan wealth and privilege is with us but is not of us, so that these alienated persons’ attempts to force their overweening zealotry upon us fail to resonate with the great mass of the rooted us. (The other side of the rootless cosmopolitan coin is the insistence of the cosmopolitan that by dint of his having “been all around,” he “knows better” than the ordinary person: in short, hauteur – see, for example, William Kristol, Tom Friedman, Barack Obama, Jeb Bush, inter al.)

    Donald Trump’s powerful appeal came by way of his campaign language which was of us, even though his post-inauguration behavior shows that he is with us yet is not wholly of us, as since his inauguration he’s been trying in his outsider way to fit in with the creatures of the Permanent State/E$tabli$ment $wamp (many of whom are also rootless cosmopolitans) while trying to maintain his “of us” image/appeal. In short, Trump’s “of us” gut is in the right place but it’s in constant tension against his rootless cosmopolitan trait of trying to fit in among whichever group he becomes a member of.

    Marc Faber, whose is himself something of a rootless cosmopolitan, is, among his ilk, a rare bird in what Steve Sailer calls “Noticing” – noticing that the cosmopolitan shibboleth of the “blank slate” (which also underlies the “proposition nation” cant) is vacant.

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    John McCain’s personality is, in my experience, typical of that of service brats who, deprived of stability of neighborhood, school, church, playmates, youth groups and such throughout their rootless childhood, strive mightily yet clumsily to fit in with their rooted chronological peers, but often have a hard time fitting in because the demeanor and customs of those who grew up and were raised, rooted in stability are alien to the service brat. The service brat overcompensates by going to extremes to try to fit in: this is what I see John McCain trying to do in his attempts to align himself with and to keep himself current in and relevant to the zeitgeist.
     
    He was nominated by one of the two largest parties for the most powerful job in the world, and that is after graduating, I believe 997th in his class.

    Yeah, it's been a real struggle fitting in.
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  • Colleagues, rivals, academics and propagandists East and West have written much nonsense about Mao Zedong yet, when we correct for bias and discard patent falsehoods it becomes clear that, apart from the bloodshed that accompanies wars and revolutions, it’s doubtful that Mao killed anyone and indubitable that he gave life to billions. Indeed, no-one has...
  • As through the 1950′s-70′s Taiwan advanced more rapidly than Red China and enjoyed broader-based prosperity, it’s arguable that a China united under Chiang Kai Shek might well have advanced far more rapidly than it did under Mao and the Communists. It’s eminently arguable that under Chiang, China would have accelerated rapidly from the massive foreign investment and technological aid that Chiang would have cultivated – as he indeed cultivated it in Taiwan, foreign investment and technological aid that the Chinese Communists aggressively spurned and thus failed to encourage or cultivate.

    Chiang was no altar boy, yet he was not nearly as murderous as Mao was, as Chiang routinely had his countrymen executed for their disloyalty to the Kuomintang and even for lackluster military performance in the war against the occupying Japanese.

    By 1917 opium addiction in China had been massively reduced, as this goal was a high priority for Sun Yat-sen’s republicans. It was the Japanese occupiers of Manchukuo and China’s northern and eastern provinces who reintroduced opium on a gigantic scale, as the Japanese used the huge profits they reaped from the poppy to fund their war in China as well as their total-war machine in their home islands. (Source: Harries, Meirion and Susan, Soldiers of the Sun, pp. 240-46)

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  • “We’ve come very far, very fast. But do you know what it cost?” – General Yevgraf Zhivago, in the film Doctor Zhivago

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  • The weirdest aspect of the Open-Borders ideology is the sanctification of illegal aliens. They are holy objects, radiating a sublime, ethereal glow to those sufficiently spiritually refined to see it. We’re all more or less used to this where blacks are concerned. They dwell on a moral plane far above ours, and any negativity about...
  • Handing MacArthur genius grants to its picked “geniuses” is like handing a genius grant to Wile E. Coyote “genius”:

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    And this is how it will all end:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl1uFDiDoQc
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  • Headliner of the week for immigration patriots was President Trump’s immigration reform proposal, which he sent to Congress for their perusal last Sunday. The proposal is a very detailed 70-point list under three main headings: Border Security (27 items) Interior Enforcement (39 items) Merit-Based Immigration System (four items) Item-wise, the biggest heading there is the...
  • In the United States middle class prosperity reached its apogee in 1965 – before the disastrous (and eminently foreseeable) wage-lowering consequence of the Hart-Celler Open Immigration Act’s massive admission of foreigners increased the supply of labor which began to lower middle class prosperity and to shrink and eradicate the middle class.

    It was in 1965 that ordinary Americans, enjoying maximum employment because employers were forced to compete for Americans’ talents and labor, wielded their peak purchasing power. Since 1970 wages have remained stagnant, and since 1965 the purchasing power of ordinary Americans has gone into steep decline.

    It is long past time to halt Perpetual Mass Immigration into the United States, to end birthright citizenship, and to deport all illegal aliens – if, that is, our leaders genuinely care about and represent us ordinary Americans instead of continuing their legislative, policy, and judicial enrichment of the 1-percenter campaign donor/rentier class of transnational Globali$t Open Border$ E$tabli$hment $ellout$.

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  • Harper’s, December, 1980 I begin to weary of the stories about veterans that are now in vogue with the newspapers, the stories that dissect the veteran’s psyche as if prying apart a laboratory frog — patronizing stories written by style-section reporters who know all there is to know about chocolate mousse, ladies’ fashions, and the...
  • Every time someone says to me, “Thank you for your service,” above my head appears a cartoon thought balloon containing a wisp of the smoke of exasperation.

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    It's weird how or when this reverent, pro-military bullshit toward veterans of the military (NB: very few ever in life-threatening combat) began. It seemed to be right around when our wars were solely about Zionist interests. My dad saw combat as an Army infantryman in the most ferocious battles of WWII. He received Purple Hearts (injuries from grenades and bullets) and medals of valor. When I was growing up he never discussed it unless you asked him questions. He never sought nor thought he was ever entitled to any benefits from it. Never went to the VA. All of his friends were the same way. It was only at the funeral of a close friend's dad that I learned that he had been in the military, and the Battle of the Bulge! I used to see this guy daily for years and stayed at their house all the time. Never once did he mention it. But back then, when being in the military meant being in combat, it was just something all men were expected to do and move on. Even if you were a major leaguer like Ted Williams you had to put your pro baseball career on hold and go off to combat and then return and resume things. They didn't expect or want any adulation. These kinds of guys would be embarrassed by it.

    Nowadays every military veteran I know left with a disability and generous VA benefits and wears his military service on his soldier. Guys and gals who spent 3 years at Fort Huachuca or Lackland AFB or were "deployed" (PCS) to Okinawa, Japan or South Korea, expect to worshipped because they "defended freedom and put their lives on the line for all Americans".

    The modern military, which became a jobs program, has been disasterous for white middle America. It destroyed families and created a bunch of less-than-manly white males who are worse than welfare queens living large on the MIC. But nowadays the military of today, 2017, is very diverse and third world. Today you're more likely to see the children of immigrants from West Africa or Latin America at basic training rather than some white kid.

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  • Why have there seemingly been more suicide killers in recent decades? Perhaps the Jihadis think they'll go to heaven for killing infidels and the ex-Christians don't fear going to hell anymore. (Here's a 2012 Taki's column I wrote on the subject.)
  • @Speculator
    The internet and gun shows are the major culprits.

    Back in the day, if you wished to amass a small, assault-grade arsenal, it required dealing with a variety of unsavory characters. For a gangbanger or drug runner, probably not an impediment. For an ex-military psychopath, maybe a minor impediment. But for a white-collar loner, it was a major impediment -- completely outside of their homicidal-I-will-be-dead-anyway comfort zone.

    The internet has removed this initial barrier. Disgruntled Joe Schmoe can do most of his homework and plotting behind the safety of his keyboard. Craigslist messages and Saturday afternoon gun shows have replaced dealing with Rico at a truck stop.

    Any adult with no criminal record can walk into a gun store and buy almost all the stuff that guy had. And gun-shows are neither scary nor dangerous.

    Moreover, it used to be even easier to obtain guns – you could buy them mail-order (even from Sears) as Lee Harvey Oswald did.

    In short, your entire thesis is wrong.

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  • @Anonymous
    Any Sailer readers with experience shooting .308 rounds full auto?

    Really difficult to keep the barrel down. And this old dude was not in good physical shape.

    The shooter scored high accuracy from great distance in low light conditions. Judging by the headline casualty numbers at least 300 rounds hit a human target. I ballpark that number with multiple wound victims in mind. Some of the casualties were trampled etc and not shot.

    There are good clear recordings of the rifle. Bursts and then reload silent pauses. His actual on target percentage will be figured out exactly and it will be high considering.

    He might have trained for weeks or months for the attack. Or maybe he didn't fire a shot at the concert because his actual role was only to be the dead body in the hotel room.

    “Any Sailer readers with experience shooting .308 rounds full auto?”

    Yes, my dear Anonymous, I have such experience, and have the same experience in firing on full auto a range of other ammunition calibers from a variety of weapons. (Some of my old shipmates are licensed full-auto firearms dealers/owners, and they’d invited me to shoot with them at machine gun shoots out in the sticks.)

    “Really difficult to keep the barrel down.”

    Not if you have a rest – such as a window sill or bipod (or boulder, tree branch, fence rail, &c.) – for the forepart of the weapon: holding the weapon’s forepart down firmly on the rest stabilizes the barrel/muzzle to maximize shot grouping, and a bipod serves that same purpose of stabilizing the barrel/muzzle. Either one, the other, or both of those methods is probably how the Vegas mass-murderer maximized his bullet strikes among a densely packed throng of human beings. All of this indicates that the vicious sonofabitch had planned his mass-killing well in advance.

    I get the impression that Enemedia-Pravda’s “reports” that the mass-murdered had tripod-mounted weapons are incorrect, as it’s more likely that some of his weapons were bipod mounted. A tripod is a fairly heavy, ungainly assembly that’s difficult to collapse or to disassemble into components small enough to conceal those components in a suitcase, or even in a duffel bag, while folded bipods are easy to conceal and carry in a suitcase, or even inside a collapsed large golfer’s umbrella. Also, tripods are for heavy machine guns which are crew-served, belt-fed weapons, and it would be difficult to stand or stabilize a tripod atop typical hotel room furniture tables, but it would be easy to hold a bipod steady on a window sill. From the videos I’ve watched of the hideous slaughter, I did not detect prolonged bursts from a belt-fed weapon and heard only bursts long enough to be consistent with shoulder weapons fed most likely by drum magazines.

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    I own a top of the line bipod that fits into a back pocket. This size is standard in the industry.
    , @Jack D
    The reporters got it wrong - he used a bipod instead of a tripod (see below) - most reporters could not tell a rifle from a shotgun because in their culture weapons are icky, so bipod, tripod, shmipod, whatever - it's all the same to them. But this trivial detail does not really change anything. He had no need to achieve accuracy - he was aiming into a dense crowd and not trying to hit anyone in particular so as long as his shots hit somewhere in that vast field they were going to hit someone.

    The most recent reports I have seen is that the gunman had semi-autos with "bump fire" stocks as I suspected yesterday. He appears to have had (at least one) AR-15 with a bipod and a 100 round magazine. Watch the video that goes with the link below and you will clearly see some of his setups. In addition to the one with the bipod the other has a handle at the front of the barrel that can be used to help keep the barrel down when firing auto.

    http://www.denverpost.com/2017/10/03/las-vegas-shooting-gunman-used-bump-stock-device-to-speed-fire/
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  • I have to agree with commenter Buzz Mohawk’s and JeremiahJohnbalaya’s take that nonstop global mass media exposure appeals powerfully to individuals who fantasize themselves as righteous judge-jury-&-executioner – especially to fantasists who are suicidal and fantasize about going out in the proverbial blaze of what they misapprehend to be glory. In fact, just last week in an e-mail exchange with friends I’ve known since our 1960′s high school days, I proffered that same take.

    Long before the internet and nonstop global mass media came along my late Dad used to say of such crazies that “they’ll do anything to get their name in the paper.”

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  • Outfielder Giancarlo Stanton hit two monster homers Thursday night to reach 59 in one season, with 3 games left, at home in Miami against Atlanta. The 60 homer level has been reached only eight times in all of baseball history, six times from 1998 through 2001 (steroid testing got going around 2003). The other two...
  • For the 1961 twi-night double-header in which Roger Maris belted two home runs in each one of the two games, I was there in Yankee Stadium. It was thrilling then, a golden memory now.

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  • From the Washington Post: A couple of generations ago, you almost couldn't be a big time writer in America without championing the release of some pet inmate, who would then almost immediately get thrown back in the slammer for committing another vicious crime. Buckley had Edgar Smith, Norman Mailer had Jack Abbot, and William Styron...
  • Elite figures championing convicted or other brutes may be an instance of the elite figure acting on the aphorism that there’s “no such thing as bad publicity,” redolent of the French term succès de scandale. Adopting a brute as a cause célebre, as an exemplar of putative oppression, to gain oneself free publicity is a cheap trick – and Enemedia-Pravda’s promotion of “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot!” and other such profitable virtue-signalling, audience-garnering canonizations of actual criminals show them to be no strangers to this sort of manipulative legerdemain.

    The NFL seems also to profit from promotion of rule-governed violence while issuing rote pro forma denunciations of corollary off the field violence committed by a significant disproportion of its players.

    This trick also works the other way round, as with Enemedia-Pravda’s propaganda power deployed to demonize President Trump or anyone else who challenges the presumed validity and rectitude of the Open Border$ Multi-Culti Diversity Über Alles/Toxic Whiteness Narrative.

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  • Whaddaya think?
  • It’s right and nice of President Trump to say what he said about the multi-millionaire knee-taking phonies, but I want to hear him say, “I call for an immediate Constitutional Amendment to end birthright citizenship, as I now announce the start of BUILDING THE WALL along with this year’s refugee intake total of zero.”

    That would get my attention and earn my everlasting admiration and support.

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  • "Having cut a deal with Democrats for help with the debt ceiling, will Trump seek a deal with Democrats on amnesty for the 'Dreamers' in return for funding for border security?" The answer to that question, raised in my column a week ago, is in. Last night, President Donald Trump cut a deal with "Chuck...
  • @englishmike

    According to preening Minority Leader Pelosi, the agreement contains not a dime for Trump’s Wall, and the “Dreamers” are to be put on a long glide “path to U.S. citizenship.”

    Trump denies this is amnesty, and says the Wall comes later.
     

    As I am not American, I may be missing the point about these "dreamers".

    Surely they can be put on a long glide "path to US citizenship" by returning them to the country of their birth and inviting them to take their place in the queue of people applying to immigrate legally (I believe Americans call it "standing in line")?

    Among the advantages of this approach are that:
    1. it is fair to the "dreamers", who have had a few years to demonstrate whether they deserve the privilege of US citizenship;
    2. it is fair to those "dreamers" who are found to be more deserving cases than other "dreamers"
    3. if they are unsuccessful it gives them the alternative citizenship that was their birthright;
    4. it preserves the useful distinction between "legal" and "illegal";
    5. it clarifies which of those two categories the supporters of "amnesty" favour.

    In his calm, reasoned, commonsense prose style (which I shall miss), the late Jerry Pournelle was offering his take on the problem in his final blog post before he died. I hope our moderator allows me to quote from it here:


    The news is full of the Dreamers. The Constitution says the President must take care to see that the laws are faithfully enforced. Mr. Trump didn’t want to deport the “Dreamers”, particularly those who have integrated into the society, but the law gives him no leeway, and the Presidential Order Obama signed giving them amnesty is unconstitutional. He solved that dilemma by giving it back to Congress who created it. We’ll now see what happens.
    I can solve part of the problem. Any volunteer of any age who serves 7 years overseas in Army or Marines gets a Green Card and an application to apply for Citizenship along with his honorable discharge. The Citizenship application and test need not be very difficult and I would expect all who applied to pass it. The swearing should be public and conducted by an officer of rank Colonel or above.
    As to girls, we can think of something similar or suitable; they need not join the combat arms. Surgical Assistant comes instantly to mind.
    Their parents are a more difficult problem, and it will take ingenuity to find a path that does not offend the legal immigrants who obeyed the law.
    More later I’m experiencing a wave of nausea.
    Bye for now.
     

    I can solve part of the problem. Any volunteer of any age who serves 7 years overseas in Army or Marines gets a Green Card and an application to apply for Citizenship along with his honorable discharge.

    No, No, and again NO! We do not need a legion of foreigners in the US military with no ties to the traditional American people.

    The US does not need immigrants of any kind. Close the borders and start the deportations.

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  • From The Guardian: Lesbians tend to seem like they just got dealt an overal
  • Seems to be a Mister Rogers Moment: “Can you say, ‘Replication’”?

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  • From the Washington Post: For example, on March 2, 2016 Max Boot told the New York Times: "I would sooner vote for Josef Stalin than I would vote for Donald Trump.” For example, in Politico on March 2, 2016: "In a March 1 interview with Vox, Max Boot, a military historian at the Council on...
  • If you want a picture of the present, look at Max Boot stamping on Americans’ faces.

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  • One of the odder developments of the Obama Age was the severe case of Islamophilia that broke out among Jewish liberals. From commenter Jay Fink: Commenter Tyrion replies: I know plenty like that. They are constantly posting on the topic ever since Merkel’s madness. They even go so far as to lionise the dreams of...
  • Jewesses’ strident Islamophilia brings to mind the pants factory owner’s Leftist-cause-du jour wife in John Kennedy Toole’s A Confederacy Of Dunces.

    Plus ça change, plus c’est la meme chose.

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  • Marginal Revolution quotes a study of French vs. English cities: In general, a few centuries of Roman rule had strikingly little long-term impact on England. Maybe this is analogous to the recent shift from landline telephone networks to wireless telephone networks. Landline networks, like Roman roads, required a lot of social organizational capital to build...
  • Rome was chiefly a Mediterranean power. Places like Britain and Gaul were merely among Rome’s farthest outposts. But Gaul was a continental outpost adjacent to Italy and it also shares a southern coast ajdacent to the Tyrhennian Sea, while Britain was and is an island apart from the continent. It was thus natural that France now has more urban centers at Roman sites while insular Britain has fewer such (plus, the French language derived almost entirely from Latin, while English had its own source to which it later added further Germanic, plus Latin and Norman-French accretions; and Britain’s insularity guaranteed the survival of its Welsh, Scots, and Cornish Celtic dialects, while in France only coastal Brittany preserved its Celtic dialect, as well as a lingering bit of the Basque tongue in the Pyrenees).

    The Romans settled towns chiefly on France’s ample network of strategic navigable rivers or on then-viable land trade routes, while Britain was small enough to traverse afoot or on horseback, so the Romans laid down fewer riverside settlements there. Britain also lacked rivers navigable by larger (larger capacity) vessels and more than a few of Britain’s rivers are navigable only by small, shallow draft barges, forming yet another disincentive to Roman riverside settlement.

    Moreover, as a power on the continental landmass, France’s focus in trade, agriculture, culture and politics was on the continent and in the Mediterranean, while insular Britain looked naturally more to the sea for domestic sustenance and foreign trade.

    Also, up to the Age of Discovery, most European-Mediterranean-Baltic maritime commerce was coastal, which produced vessels suited to Mediterranean and Baltic coastal sailing but not to long deep sea voyage. Atop all that, until the Age of Discovery navigation aids necessary for voyages beyond coastal routes did not exist, and for the few that did exist, few coastal mariners were schooled in their application as they less often sailed out of sight of land or of familiar archipelagos.

    The sole pre-Age of Discovery Western outlier was Viking seafaring – the Vikings alone had vessels – the long ships – optimal for most sea state conditions, and Scandinavia’s northerly location put the Vikings nearer to Iceland, Greenland, and North America (look where the Great Circle Route across the Atlantic lies: outside of Europe and with its eastern terminus only at Britain’s northernmost ports). European powers other than the Viking kingdoms had vessels suited to plodding coastal commerce but not to blue water voyaging. It was only at the cusp of the Age of Discovery that European continental powers and Britain developed the sort of ship and the advances in sail rig and the introduction of the stern post rudder (such as in the caravel) suited to blue water navigation. Even then the Portuguese stuck often to coastal voyages, as in their voyages round the African coast to reach the lucrative Asian subcontinental trade – not least to circumvent Mohammedan pirates who plundered Mediterranean trade routes to the Middle East and took European voyagers into slavery.

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  • Amid the bad news this summer of racial tensions in Charlottesville and biblical-like floods in Houston and preening saber rattling between Pyongyang and Washington, a dangerous below-the-radar trend has been developing about which all who believe that the Constitution means what it says should be concerned. It is the reckless influence upon local law enforcement...
  • The prosecution of Sheriff Joe Arpaio was entirely political, pour encourager les autres- to discourage any other upstanding citizen who might try to assist in the enforcement of federal immigration law.

    Now, where are all the prosecutions of the politicians, administrators, other official factotums, and university big shots like Janet Napolitano who have purposely, even brazenly, declined to enforce immigration laws and who openly violate those laws, and where are all the prosecutions of all the many employers who have violated immigration law by their having hired illegal alien labor?

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  • The state of our military is a bit worrying. Those of us with family members serving have more to worry about than the average. I have no doubt our soldiers, sailors, and airmen will do their fighting best with any mission we assign them. But politicized leadership and stupid ideas about human nature may get...
  • Lots of palaver about radars, sensors, bridge sensor displays and display integration. All that overlooks the human bridge and aft lookouts who, despite their powerful binoculars and good old Mark I Eyeballs (and perhaps also night-vision optics), somehow failed to see the huge vessels with which the Fitzgerald and the John S. McCain collided. Does the navy no longer post bridge or aft lookouts?

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  • Richard Florida, the professor who did well for himself pushing his "creative class" theory of urban prosperity that led to a lot of amusing developments such as the city fathers of Spokane going all Gay Pride, has been backing off from his more popular pronouncements recently. From the NYT: The Urban Revival Is Over By...
  • @Anonymous

    A Honda CR-V, a small SUV popular with young mothers, can hit 28 and 34 mpg in the EPA ratings.
     
    Yeah, women seem to love these small SUV "crossover" things. You see a lot of women driving the CR-V, the Toyota Rav4, Ford Escape, etc. I wonder if it's because they're "sexier" than traditional family cars like minivans, sedans, station wagons.

    “[W]omen seem to love these small SUV ‘crossover’ things. You see a lot of women driving the CR-V, the Toyota Rav4, Ford Escape, etc. I wonder if it’s because they’re “sexier” than traditional family cars like minivans, sedans, station wagons.”

    Women seem to like crossover SUV’s because

    - they’re not massive full-size SUV’s (that also guzzle gas), yet crossover SUV’s give the impression that their larger-than-car mass makes them safer, more accident-survivable than cars, and even safer than the almost over the front grille seating of minivans

    - CSUV’s have ample cargo capacity for shopping purchases, and most have hatchbacks that offer the same easy cargo access as the sliding side doors of minivans

    - CSUV mileage is affordable, it’s not all that much lower than for ordinary sedans

    - boyfriends and potential boyfriends like women’s CSUV’s better than they like tiny hatchbacks, so appeal to guys is also a factor for young women preferring CSUV’s

    - most of all, women are shorter than men and CSUV’s seat women higher than in an ordinary car, thus affording women a better view of the road, traffic, &c. I’ve known several women who bought crossovers for that very reason – once they sit up higher in a CSUV than in a car, they fall in love with being able to see better out their windshield and all around their CSUV (several women I’d known also said the same thing about their minivans’ higher seat elevation opening a whole new view of the road to them). Also, before CSUV’s became popular, young single women had become a large portion of the market for mini-sized pickups, which also feature a higher seating/vision plane.

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    Here's another factor that I didn't see you mention, Auntie, but part of the safety aspect. It's not just the higher seat height, hence better visibility out the front. Also, if you drive one of the smaller sedans, your safety in a collision, especially from your rear, with a larger SUV is compromised. The large wheels of one of those things could come right over the rear of your car were someone to do something like stare at a phone doing 40 mph and not see the red light or your car until 50 ft. away. I can be scary if you are in the small sedan.

    Even the smaller crossovers are somewhat taller, to where a rear end collision would get the back crushed, but there's some space there to absorb energy. At least, a big vehicle cannot end up on top of the whole rear of the car.

    I don't agree with your "better visibility all around CSUV" part though. The front view is much better than in a sedan or sports car, especially for seeing a number of cars ahead. As, I wrote to Steve, the other views, well at least toward the blind spot and out the back, suck anymore compared to anything from the 1980's. The windows are teeny and the posts are wider. They need those back-up cameras for a reason - you can't see squat out of the back of any new vehicle (at least stuff that's within 20 ft.)

    Back again to the safety thing, it is a game of one-up-manship in regards to multi-car wrecks. If most vehicles out there are taller and bigger, your sedan is a sitting duck. For single-car, falling asleep and hitting the oak tree (nowadays checking facebook and hitting the Red-Box machine) type collisions, safety features have saved many in all types of vehicles.

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  • From the New York Times: Okay ... "cried among the farmland." ... Possible alternatives: "cried among the crops." "sobbed among the succotash." "blubbered all over the beets." "sniveled about the terrain." "eyeless in Gaza." It is, of course, unfair to judge an entire county with a population of almost 200,000 on the behavior of one...
  • This whiner’s complaint brings to mind the hilarious Evelyn Waugh bit in Brideshead Revisited in which Charles Ryder and his father have Charles’s friend Jorkins to dinner, throughout which Charles’s father mordantly dumbfounds Jorkins by referring constantly to Jorkins as being an American.

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    USA Today's circulation is propped up by all the copies that get stepped on as businessmen walk out of their hotel rooms early in the morning.
    , @guest
    I haven't read the book in a long time, but I saw the tv series a couple years ago. My recollection is the guest doesn't know Charles' father thinks he's American, and the audience is on tenterhooks as to whether it will be revealed. The night is saved by Mr. Ryder Sr. mistaking cricket for baseball in a fortunate direction.
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  • “Is there a name yet for this genre?”

    Yes. It’s called whining.

    In the case of the essayist’s supper table sob story, it’s dining and whining.

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    Yes. It’s called whining.

    No. "Whining" implies there is some real grievance or hardship, however minor.
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  • From CNN: By Roxanne Jones Updated 5:56 PM ET, Wed August 23, 2017 Roxanne Jones, a founding editor of ESPN Magazine and former vice president at ESPN, has worked as a producer, reporter and editor at the New York Daily News and The Philadelphia Inquirer. Jones is co-author of "Say it Loud: An Illustrated History...
  • “While this national conversation continues, ESPN decided to avoid….”

    Well, then, Ms. Roxanne Jones, that doesn’t describe a “conversation,” it describes ESPN policing itself by practicing Crimestop.

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  • From Twitter Moments:
  • Miller ought to have asked that Social Justice Warrior reporter these questions: “Don’t you care about Americans first? Where in our Constitution – where in the Preamble – does it say that the United States, that “We the people,” must continually take in all the world’s foreigners that want to come here? How many more Americans have to lose their jobs to foreigners? How much more do you want your own countrymen to have to pay to Import The Third World Forever and Ever? Tell us this too: why do we need more people? Are you aware of the disproportionately long time that legal immigrants stay on disproportionately high amounts of welfare paid for by your own countrymen? With automation eliminating thousands of jobs, do you think it makes sense to Import Endless Millions of unskilled, uneducated foreigners? Don’t you care about the Environmental Impact on our country from the hordes of foreigners making it necessary to build more urban sprawl and to consume more resources?”

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    STANDARD LEFTY ANSWER : No! F You, Racist!
    , @Harry Baldwin
    Good question, but Acosta wasn't answering any questions. He wasn't even asking a question, really. He was making a long, rambling, incoherent statement that it's immoral and unAmerican for the US to limit the number of people allowed into it
    , @Desiderius
    No, the purpose of a press conference is for the press to ask questions and for the administration to answer them. Miller's not there to ask anything.

    He should have ignored (i.e. AMOGed) Acosta.
    , @3g4me
    @7 Auntie Analogue: No, Acosta doesn't give a rip about "fellow Americans" and doesn't look at America as "our country." He's a Cuban, magic papers notwithstanding, and puts his people first, like everyone else in the world does except White European Christians.
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  • From my new column in Taki's Magazine: Read the whole thing
  • For some what follows may be “too long, didn’t read,” yet all of it is fact.

    In 1940 the massive French Army was well-equipped but was poorly organized and scandalously, ineptly led (the same was true of the French Air Force, though it was much less well-equipped than the army was). The chief failings of the French Army were in its doctrine and in its grossly outdated communications system. The Commander-in-Chief General Maurice Gamelin actually forbade radios from his headquarters, which he also incomprehensibly sited miles from his general staff headquarters where the main telephone net hub was installed – the man was simply completely out of touch with his own army. Many French units, fighting in isolation due to their army’s nigh useless communications system, fought courageously, but the Wehrmacht’s concentration of force and well-defined objectives, together with its historic first genuine and effective combined-arms mass attack, doomed the French Army and its inherent communications blindness, and along with the doom of the French Army so too was the fate of the BEF sealed.

    The BEF retreat was not cowardly. It was the only possible, sensible response to the German armored thrust through the Ardennes that had cut off the BEF and some French units from the main mass of the French Army. In fact, this was precisely the objective of the German Army’s mighty but failed First World War 1918 offensive, to cut the British forces off from the French Army and pin them against the Channel coast, and at the same time to cut the BEF off from its French supply ports on the Channel coast. In 1940 the new German plan succeeded at accomplishing that objective.

    In 1940 the Allied strategy was based on the expectation that the Germans would repeat the First World Schlieffen Plan – an enormous wheeling movement hinged at the northern terminus of the Maginot Line with its overpowering right wing sweeping down through Belgium with the objective of rapidly sweeping along the Channel coast and taking Paris. But in 1940 the Germans had ditched a repeat of the Schlieffen Plan and had devised the radical – and supremely successful – Manstein-conceived plan of a concentrated all-out armored thrust through the Ardennes with the objective of cutting off the BEF both from the main mass of the French Army and from its Channel supply ports.

    Manstein’s plan later incorporated the diversion of beginning the offensive with a feint into Belgium and Holland, to deceive the Allies into believing that they faced a second Schlieffen plan. To this feint the Wehrmacht committed its slow infantry divisions aided by lightning airborne parachute and gliderborne assaults on key targets (such as Belgium’s Fort Eben Emael, and vital bridges). The German northern diversionary attack succeeded at luring the BEF and the French units on its right flank into Belgium to defend the pre-fortified line of the River Dyle – far from the German Schwerpunkt (main blow) of concentrated armored divisions spearing through the Ardennes. Neutral Belgium’s refusal to have earlier allowed the BEF and French units to man the Dyle Line until after the German offensive had breached Belgium’s border contributed to the post-attack disarray in the BEF and French supply lines and rendered the BEF/French retreat from the Dyle more chaotic than it needed to have been.

    The advance of the BEF and the French units on its right into Belgium to the River Dyle left the Allied back door open to the German armored thrust through the Ardennes, which cut off the BEF and French units north of the thrust and compelled the hasty BEF & French retreat from the Dyle Line (this is how and why the BEF was forced to abandon most of its motor transport and heavy weapons). The French Army’s nigh useless communications system then left the Allied forces, both north and south of the main German armored thrust, in disarrary and unable to mount an effective counter to the main German thrust, so that the Allied forces were able only to launch uncoordinated, weak isolated piecemeal pinprick responses to the powerful German armored thrust.

    The French Air Force was deficient in its utter lack of an early warning system (RAF units in France also lacked this), which limited Allied air units to slow, most often belated reaction to Luftwaffe attacks and also forced the Allied air units to maintain wasteful standing patrols that lacked reconnaissance, intelligence and battlefield report direction to counter actual German air and ground threats. The Allies were also ignorant of the Wehrmacht having integrated superb anti-aircraft units into its advance, so that the uncoordinated, feeble Allied air counterstrikes were decimated and were even almost annihilated, almost always without having attacked or affected their objectives. The Luftwaffe also succeeded at furnishing effective fighter cover for its dive bomber and level bomber units, whose close-support attacks on the Wehrmacht’s ground objectives the blind, uncoordinated Allied air forces could not effectively counter.

    In 1940 the French Army had more and better tanks (Somua, Char, &c.) than the Germans had, but the French had not embraced modern armored doctrine and thus had no armored divisions. Instead the French Army distributed its tank units in pennypackets as supporting arms for its infantry divisions, and to a large extent the British Army also followed this practice, indeed the Matilda was officially designated an “Infantry Tank.” The French hadn’t grasped the vital need to mass armor, while the Germans had not only grasped it, but executed armored concentration in irresistible force at the apt points. (Had the French concentrated their armor, it’s arguable that Luftwaffe air support would have been able to destroy such concentrations. Plus, the Allied fixation on a repeat of the Schlieffen plan would have deployed Allied armor concentrations far from the actual main German Ardennes thrust.) What’s more, the Wehrmacht had solidly rehearsed its combined arms method of coordinating armor, infantry, artillery, and air support, all linked by then revolutionary superlative communications (what we today would call “real-time” data) to work together comprehensively in concentrated pursuit of the main objective along their well-defined axis of advance. What the German armor could not defeat or detour around, its signals units called in Stuka and other attack aircraft to pin down, scatter, or destroy.

    In aid of the German effort Luftwaffe battlefield reconnaissance aircaft also proved highly successful, while Luftwaffe fighter cover over the main German thrust effectively prevented Allied reconnaissance aircaft from gaining a coherent view of the enemy thrust.

    Mr. Sailer understands one deficiency of the 1940 French Army: “They just weren’t trained to fight WWII.” The reasons for that deficiency are that the French Army lacked modern doctrine and communications and was thus not organized or deployed to fight WWII. No army can train when it lacks both the doctrine upon which to base organization and training and at the same time lacks a communications system to coordinate its deployment and operations.

    The speed of the main German thrust also discomfited Allied commanders who expected to have engaged in a slogging match along broad frontal lines typical of the First World War. The speed of the Wehrmacht’s Ardennes thrust is all the more remarkable in view of the early initial difficulties that its spearheads encountered in forcing their crossings of the Meuse, crossings that the French Army’s uncoordinated defense failed to stop and whose bridgeheads were not contained. The speed is further remarkable because, throughout the German advance the few and narrow, winding Ardennes roads formed a tight choke point for the thrust’s supply lines. For its first two to three weeks the thrust was always highly vulnerable to being cut off from its lines of communication/logisitics, but Allied uncoordination allowed follow-up German forces ample time to move up and consolidate along its flanks, thus assuring Wehrmacht supply of its forward and flank units.

    By the time the BEF had fallen back to the Arras area, it was already hamstrung by having been forced to abandon most of its motor transport and heavy weapons, and most of its forward supply dumps had also been left behind (all of these leavings as well as captured French materiel were exploited by the motor transport-starved Werhmacht which throughout WWII remained 90% horse-drawn). In abandoning its transport, heavy weapons, and fuel and ammunition dumps, The BEF lost its capacity to counterattack (on its return to England the British Army was desperately in need of weapons, right down to rifles and small arms ammunition, and lacked sufficient transport to have redeployed troops to counter a German invasion).

    At Dunkirk the Germans did not actually consider Royal Navy gunfire support to be a threat. It was also moot, as the Royal Navy’s destroyers were not there to linger to furnish antitank gunfire support but to embark and evacuate Allied troops as fast as possible; RN destroyers, their crews functioning admirably on little to no sleep, made round trip evacuation sailings until there were no more troops to be embarked. Further, firing a destroyer’s main or secondary armament would inflict horrible casualties on your side’s own soldier evacuees crowding her decks (this was not the case on the later evacuations from Calais and Boulogne where RN destroyers embarked far fewer evacuees than they had at Dunkirk). Also, Royal Navy anti-aircraft firepower was sorely lacking because the British had adopted the cheaper and less effective “high angle” AA fire control system, while the U.S. Navy had the superior tachymetric fire control system; yet both systems were still relatively inflexible and ineffective because their gunners had to preset shell fuzes to detonate shells at a pre-determined altitude. The advent later in the war of the proximity fuze is what really gave Allied AA fire its lethal punch (the proximity fuze also made Allied ground artillery more lethal because it added the element of tree bursts, which the Germans came to dread in the meat grinder battle of the Hurtgen Forest and in the Battle of the Bulge).

    In hindsight the Germans could have, and likely realized belatedly that they should have captured the British and French forces at Dunkirk. Surprised and bedazzled by the unexpectedly phenomenal success of their strategy, with their forces in some disarray at the far end of a vulnerable attenuated supply line, and with the main mass of the French Army yet to be defeated, the Germans were at a loss to how best to exploit their success to the fullest. Yet Dunkirk was not a miracle. Most of all it showed the superb discipline of the BEF and the too often dismissed or belittled grit of French soldiers; and it was a triumph for the Royal Navy, led magnificently in this Operation DYNAMO by Admiral Bertram Ramsay, at its professional best with incalculable brave great help from England’s stalwart private maritime men in their little ships.

    German propaganda made hay of the Dunkirk evacuation, used it to foment resentment among the French. The effect of this propaganda is arguable. Following the French surrender, the Germans reaped a much larger propaganda bonanza among the French after the Royal Navy, on Churchill’s wisely determined order, had, on 3 July 1940, shelled a Vichy French fleet at Mers-el-Kébir, and took the lives of 1,297 French sailors.

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  • Unsurprisingly, anti-religion activist Richard Dawkins, the author of the famous 1976 book The Selfish Gene, has been deplatformed in Berkeley for mean tweets about Islam: Jerry Coyne has more.
  • Richard “Intellectual” Dawkins, they moved the goalposts on you: “…la révolution dévore ses enfants.”

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  • But I'm sure it's all just an "apartheid allegory."
  • Funny that the reptile critters can hack into human brains yet somehow lack the much cruder technology to jam the humans’ two-way radios, to track their vehicle convoy, or to find the humans’ base camp.

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    My daddy always said: it's not fair, because it is a movie. I was always confused over why a movie was so exalted (if a comedy) over something like, Laugh - In, or Perry Mason, or whatever. I hated lame dialogue and boring, officy-outcomes. I could smell the bad odor of political correctness, 35 years before ANYONE else in the world was discussing that. As an 18-year-old, I spoke 5 languages, and, was cynical in more than 4. I hate what is going on right now - everyone sucks; all govt is CORRUPT - they all suck.
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    , @Mr. Rational
    Or wear armor, or even clothes.

    And humanity isn't smart enough to ignite the plumes from these methane-emitting constructions to defeat them.

    Who the FUCK is that stupid?!

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  • As everyone doubtless knows, President Trump gave the pot a hefty stirring in Warsaw, Poland prior to attending the G20 summit. His message was well-received by immediate listeners but aroused a Sturm und Drang and a half from the usual Western media suspects who couldn’t be more predictable if they tried. First of all, the...
  • Solid essay, my dear Mr. Yates, which would have been better had you exercised restraint in use of the exclamation point.

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  • Martin Landau as Bela Lugosi in Tim Burton's Ed Wood [language NSFW]: By the way, Ed Wood, a 1994 biopic about the consensus Worst Director Ever, is perhaps the least Tim Burtonish Tim Burton movie because, rather than be involved in creating it from the ground up, Burton came on at the last moment to...
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  • From the London School of Economics' blog on British Politics and Policy: Is tribalism racist? Antiracism norms and immigration Are ethnically-motivated restrictions on immigration racist? Eric Kaufmann draws on new data from an 18-country survey to explain how people answered this question and how their answer affects their own support for higher or lower immigration...
  • Correction to my earlier comment (No. 16):

    The original (erratum in italics):

    “[T]he American upper crust – the cognitive elite – are comfortable with Perpetual Immigration because they get to associate with the small upper crust of the immigrants who are the left-to-middle-of-bell-curve, educated foreigners….”

    The correction (in italics):

    [T]he American upper crust – the cognitive elite – are comfortable with Perpetual Immigration because they get to associate with the small upper crust of the immigrants who are the middle-to-right-of-bell-curve, educated foreigners….”

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  • The survey figures reinforce what I’ve seen anecdotally, that the American upper crust – the cognitive elite – are comfortable with Perpetual Immigration because they get to associate with the small upper crust of the immigrants who are the left-to-middle-of-bell-curve, educated foreigners (whose presence here makes them a brain drain on their own native foreign countries). On the other hand we hoi polloi oppose Perpetual Immigration because it forces us to commingle with the much greater mass of imported foreign low-life. The survey figures amount to QED, as they say.

    I’ve friends who are engineers and computer whizzes in the aerospace industry, friends who are university professors or are teachers in upper crust “safe schools” neighborhoods, and all of these cognitive elite friends are pro-Perpetual Immigration because they get to associate with the cream of the imported foreigners – the well-mannered, well-off ones. Meanwhile, unlike those 10% of the American cognitive elite, a lot more ordinary Americans, myself included, have to live where the imported, uneducated, unskilled and semi-skilled foreign low-life welfare leeches, many with large broods of their low-life children, blight my neighborhood and lots of other neighborhoods (and those neighborhoods’ schools, shops, parks, &c.) upon whose American citizens our Dear Rulers force the imported low-life.

    The upper crust get to see only the good side of Perpetual Immigration, while the other 90% of us see its community atomizing, socially destructive, foreigner job-taking, economically debilitating, property value-diminishing, spiritually corrosive side.

    Plus, the Democrat survey numbers reflect the bonanza that liberals enjoy from Perpetual Immigration delivering to them job security in the social and educational programs for incoming foreigners, programs for whose ever-expanding appropriations we 90%-ers are forced to pay – so, no wonder liberals cloak their job security and bureaucratic-commissariat empire building in virtue signalling expressions of internationalist utopian “Imagine”-ism.

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    The Perpetual Refrain: What’s the matter, you bigots can’t compete with immigrants?

    The elite can read the news — or if they’re really elite, the news before it gets to you — the “community atomizing, socially destructive, foreigner job-taking, …” the rest experience. I think it’s a theme around here that when it comes to skin in the game, white liberals know where to live and where to send their kids to school, but, with a bit of legerdemain, say they're avoiding dysfunction in vacuo and absolve themselves of wrongthink — indeed, use that Minority dysfunction as an albatross to hang around the Bigoted Middle’s neck: you can’t compete with them to claw your way out, you assimilate to their mores, and you shirk your white privilege by resisting our equalitarian social justice mission — you’re super-losers!

    It’s Meritocracy Plus: the winners of the cognitive battle also (naturally) identify themselves the winners of the morality stakes, pump up their virtue by deciding whose losers’ bitterness counts, and so pit losers against losers while staying safe — and the impossibility of closing the Gap ensures the game of let’s you and him fight goes on.

    But how’s that job security going to work out for them once the capable minorities start taking their place in the Coalition in serious numbers, when the criollo and the Red Guard Asians (this Asian librarian flips “hey, this is library!” on its head: https://twitter.com/tttkay/status/885976921904881664) come to dismantle the “white institutions”, their white liberal fiefdoms?

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  • The tall scrawny freak with the red hair converted in the spring of 1972, several months before Jerry wandered, roaring, onto the scene. I had recently graduated from both Vietnam and college and, not knowing what else to do, was living with a collection of hippies at Stafford Court House, Virginia. The other freaks were...
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  • From time to time, our President displays a lack of self-restraint, allowing his inner nitwit to escape from its cage, as in his feuds with Mika Brzezinski and CNN. At least, that how it seems to me in my geezer-like way—I know younger Dissident Righters think it’s hilarious. Still, I can always console myself by...
  • @German_reader
    Many Nazis had fairly nice lives and good careers after 1945; even those who were convicted of crimes often served only fairly limited sentences. Stupid comparison by that Tushnet prof.

    “Many Nazis had fairly nice lives and good careers after 1945; even those who were convicted of crimes often served only fairly limited sentences. Stupid comparison by that Tushnet prof.”

    My dear German_reader, it wasn’t that all Nazis were convicted or driven postwar from society, it was that everything and anything that was incorporated in their ideology and their being – even their ethno-nationality – was demonized, made verboten, turned into Perpetual German Guilt, to the point at which the vast majority of today’s Germans are but deer paralyzed in the headlamps of the Afro-Islamic Invasion vehicle made p.c. impregnable and driven over them by Merkel and the rest of Europe’s $ellout E$tabli$hment.

    Not “a stupid comparison by that Tushnet prof,” but an entirely apt one as he and his ilk work tirelessly to demonize and proscribe any and all dissent against totalitarian Multi-Culti-Diversity Über Alles Open Border$ proglodysm. The vehicle of the progs is calculated to run over all, to turn anyone who dissents into legal roadkill.

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    Indeed, it boils down to this:

    There were the ‘Nazis’ with the mythological '6M Jews, 5M others, & gas chambers' and there were the ‘Nazis’ without the mythological ’6M Jews, 5M others, & gas chambers’.

    The '6M Jews, 5M others, & gas chambers' are scientifically impossible frauds.
    see the 'holocaust' scam debunked here:
    http://codoh.com
    No name calling, level playing field debate here:
    http://forum.codoh.com

    Also recall that at Nuremberg 'the court was not bound by technical rules of evidence.'

    - U.S. Congressional Representative, Lawrence H. Smith of Wisconsin said:
    " The Nuremberg Trials are so repugnant to the Anglo-Saxon principles of justice that we must forever be ashamed of that page in our history."
    Congressional Record, appendix, v.95, sec.14, 6/15/49

    A nice nugget:
    Stauffenberg & Co. never claimed anything like an extermination program as one of their motives for their attempted coup.

    The Holocaustian Propaganda-Campaign against Bashar al-Assad
    http://codoh.com/library/document/4764/?lang=en

    , @JackOH
    Auntie, you nailed it. The goal of our masters is to poison, by propaganda and legislation, whole categories of thought and feeling once regarded as pretty normal and healthy. What makes Unz Review so startling is that most of the stuff we talk about is unobjectionable, but our masters have improperly shunted much of the talk here into the political cesspools of racism and so on..

    I saw the soft chains of internalized censorship, i. e., self-censorship, among economically comfortable West Germans when I used to travel there semi-regularly before the fall of the Wall. Looks like they're paying a pretty severe price for that abridged political consciousness they had to live with. Most of us here, like the West Germans, have enough folding money for consumer goods, but the compass of our political thought is very small. We're being played.

    I think Kafka, Richard Matheson, and other fiction writers have covered the phenomena of alienation, "stranger in a strange land" discombobulation, which is what a lot of us are talking about.

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  • Alex Pareene And The Phone Booth Principle. The white-advocacy group American Renaissance, to whose annual conference I shall be speaking in July, had the idea to invite journalists from the other side as guests to the conference — writers for CultMarx outfits like Slate.com. One of the names they wanted to invite (Alex Pareene [Tweet...
  • @ThreeCranes
    "....and quite possibly sold the nine-year-old Moore a pair of socks."

    American readers, accustomed as they are to self service in big box stores, may not quite understand this in the way it is intended.

    As luck would have it, the summer when I was riding my bicycle through England's Kent and Sussex counties was atypically hot and dry. I had only brought heavy cotton shorts which, because they wouldn't dry quickly, were chafing me and proving to be intolerable for riding. So I stopped off at a small shop that sold clothing.

    Upon my entering, a clerk approached me and asked how he could be of assistance. At first I tried to brush him off and thought to look around for myself but he persisted so I relented and told him--really told him--my exact problem. He took in everything I said and led me to a section of athletic clothing. Then he showed me the diverse offerings the store had which he thought would address my problem. He went on about fabric, weave, denier, breathability, water absorption and so on in great earnestness, pointing out the relative advantages of each as well as their shortcomings.

    I didn't know whether to laugh or cry. All I wanted was a pair of athletic shorts that also looked somewhat acceptable so that when I ventured into a bakery for a meat pie I didn't scare the locals. But a different part of me told my inner critic to shut up and listen and really hear what this man was saying. He was offering his expertise and I should appreciate that.

    I bought a pair for the equivalent of $18 and they suited me perfectly. They lasted for many years afterwards as well.

    Perhaps he was a bit over the top but, I reflected, I would never have gotten that level of attentiveness or earnest concern from an American salesperson working in an American shop, especially over such a minor purchase. So, there's that (admittedly small potatoes) to be said for Englishmen working in haberdasheries.

    My dear ThreeCranes, I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing or will enjoy seeing the delightful Brit-com Are You Being Served?

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  • Baby Driver is a stylized crime movie about a youth prodigy getaway driver (young Ansel Elgort as "Baby") who drives for the top armed robbers in Atlanta (Kevin Spacey is the criminal mastermind and Jamie Foxx and Jon Hamm star as the triggermen). For sentimental reasons much like those of Chris Pratt's space pirate in...
  • When driverless cars will have completely supplanted human-driven cars, what will Hollywood directors do in their flicks to replace or keep alive the car chase schtick?

    Will they show evil genius programmers in the back seat of a driverless cars hacking into their driverless car’s software to make it instantly evade the police’s driverless chase vehicles and pilotless helicopter drones? And wouldn’t that make for some interesting comedic twists?

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  • Alex Pareene And The Phone Booth Principle. The white-advocacy group American Renaissance, to whose annual conference I shall be speaking in July, had the idea to invite journalists from the other side as guests to the conference — writers for CultMarx outfits like Slate.com. One of the names they wanted to invite (Alex Pareene [Tweet...
  • @Art
    From the article: So far as the question I opened with is concerned — “If we tried to use our nukes, would they work?” — I’m guessing the answer is “probably not.”

    After 50 years, every rubber and plastic part in all those nuke missiles is suspect.

    For god’s sake – make peace – not war – this is crazy – period.

    If the world will ever know peace it will be because “the people will demand it” – start the peace in our time movement.

    Peace --- Art

    p.s. Evert time the 15,0000,000 strong hasbara Jew-matric pushes for war - call them on it by name.

    My dear Art, none of my comments here, or elsewhere, has ever mentioned the topic of nuclear weapons. Your comment No. 26 confused me with another commenter’s work, or with the work of Mr. Derbyshire himself.

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  • @David
    Than governs more than the nominative case.

    Than governs more than the nominative case.”

    In this case, my dear David, it appears you missed that “Winking at you: more of the abbess staring back” formed ample clue that the opening of my comment was not an instance of pedantry, but a gentle pull of Mr. Derbyshire’s leg. I’d like to think that he got it straightaway.

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  • From DW.com, the English language version of the German outlet: And wants nine babies. According to Jackou, population increase should become a problem only if there is no economic opportunity in a given country. Influencing the number of births is a sensitive issue in Africa, a continent where prosperity is defined in many places by...
  • How comforting it is to read that Africa’s political class has as many rocks in its heads as has ours.

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  • “Moore is eight years younger than me….”

    Shouldn’t that be “younger than I”? (Me am / I am?)

    Winking at you: more of the abbess staring back.

    Just for fun, Mr. Derbyshire, according to Google translator the Russian for “abbess” is аббатиса.

    As we would say in the 1950′s Jersey City of my youth: “I loin sumpin’ new every day.”

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    Than governs more than the nominative case.
    , @dearieme
    "Shouldn’t that be “younger than I”?" Oh, please God, no.

    At school one teacher tried on us the argument that the 'am' in 'I am' was "understood". We were too old for that sort of rubbish, and for the rest of the lesson bombarded him with bogus "understood" examples.

    Lesson for schoolteachers: if you plan to advance a feeble argument, don't do it at the start of a double period. Nearly eighty minutes of adolescent artillery is hard to bear.

    , @Art
    From the article: So far as the question I opened with is concerned — “If we tried to use our nukes, would they work?” — I’m guessing the answer is “probably not.”

    After 50 years, every rubber and plastic part in all those nuke missiles is suspect.

    For god’s sake – make peace – not war – this is crazy – period.

    If the world will ever know peace it will be because “the people will demand it” – start the peace in our time movement.

    Peace --- Art

    p.s. Evert time the 15,0000,000 strong hasbara Jew-matric pushes for war - call them on it by name.

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  • Earlier this week, after nearly uniform rejections by judges all across the country, President Donald Trump achieved a court victory in the persistent challenges to his most recent executive order restricting the immigration of people into the United States from six predominately Muslim countries. Lower federal courts had consistently ruled that the president's behavior was...
  • @Jonathan Mason
    What we should really be concerned about is whether the travel ban in its original or modified version will do anything to protect the residents of the 'homeland' from terrorist attacks. The evidence for this seems pretty thin.

    Perhaps an interstate travel ban would stop nutcases from going to Washington to shoot people. It might have stopped Timothy McVeigh too, but would we really want it?

    “What we should really be concerned about is whether the travel ban in its original or modified version will do anything to protect the residents of the ‘homeland’ from terrorist attacks….Perhaps an interstate travel ban would stop nutcases from going to Washington to shoot people.”

    My dear Jonathan Mason, how sly of you to conflate an external, needlessly and avoidably imported foreign mass-ideological menace that has a 1400-year record of migratory and military conquest with our own minor, ideologically fragmented – kaleidoscopic! – domestic nuisances. Did you expect no one here to see through your attempt at moral equivalence. Let me suggest you listen to the 24 June edition of Radio Derb.

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    Schopenhauer wrote, "It would be a very good thing if every trick could receive some short and obviously appropriate name, so that when a man used this or that particular trick, he could at once be reproved for it." Remain vigilant, Auntie.
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  • To one watching the advance of Chinese science and technology, or to me anyway, several things stand out. First, the headlong pace. Second, the amount of it that appears aimed at making China independent of the West technologically and getting the United States off Beijing’s back. Third, the apparent calculated focus. It looks like intelligent...
  • @Simply Simon
    When I was in grade school way back in the 1930s I attended a public school that had nine Roman Catholic nuns as teachers. Probably could not happen today with the ACLU and all but since the community was primarily Roman Catholic it was allowed. The nuns were excellent teachers, well-grounded in their fields, and strict disciplinarians. If one of the boys got too far out of hand it was a simple matter to call in the male principal who seemed only too willing to wield a large wooden paddle. A nun who taught Latin made the prediction that one day in the future the "yellow race" would rule the world. Is it possible she had inside information from the Man upstairs? I will not live long enough to see that happen but the possibilities exist that there is nothing to stop China from becoming the strongest nation militarily, and when that occurs, political power will go along with it.

    “A nun who taught Latin made the prediction that one day in the future the “yellow race” would rule the world.”

    My dear Simply Simon, I suspect your nun teacher had taken to heart Nostradamus’s prediction that in the third millennium the Orient would become the dominant world power.

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  • If Gov. Bruce Rauner and his legislature in Springfield do not put a budget together by Friday, the Land of Lincoln will be the first state in the Union to see its debt plunge into junk-bond status. Illinois has $14.5 billion in overdue bills, $130 billion in unfunded pension obligations, and no budget. "We can't...
  • The Illinois Lottery Commission announced that yesterday’s (28 August 2017) was the last Powerball drawing in that state, and that the coming Friday’s Megamillions drawing will be the last one of that lottery, because the state has no money to pay anyone who holds a winning Illinois lottery ticket. Henceforth Illinois will not sell Powerball or Megamillions tickets. The commission also announced that it will henceforth pay out to winners of other Illinois lottery games no more than $25,000 regardless of sums won in excess of that amount, and that anyone winning more than that sum will be put on a waiting list – presumably until Illinois stops being like Puerto Rico.

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    This does not make any sense to me. How do they manage to make a lottery unprofitable? Did they fail to set money aside for future payoffs? According to this article they are actually delaying payments to earlier winners!

    http://www.jsonline.com/story/news/local/wisconsin/2017/07/01/illinois-lottery-suspends-powerball-mega-millions-sales-wisconsin-expects-business-boost/446010001/
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  • Here's a more than subliminally phallic commercial put out by the UN Migration Agency instructing Europeans that they must open wide for African mass immigration. Lie back and think of England and it won't hurt that bad. Just close your eyes and tell yourself: "It's INEVITABLE. NECESSARY. DESIRABLE." And maybe you'll start to like it....
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  • In case no one’s yet noticed, the UN is today dominated by the fifty-seven countries of the OIC – the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.

    The elephant in that room is that they’re cooperating to spread Islam wherever they hadn’t already spread it, as John Quincy Adams percipiently noted, “by fraud or by force.” Hence that “MIGRATION IS INEVITABLE” UN video.

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  • There’s something to report almost daily now in the war between Muslims and infidels being played out on the streets of Western cities. It’s getting to be so that any news outlet needs to just include a regular slot for these events, like the weather report. If things get any worse, some entrepreneur might start...
  • @englishmike

    I expect you and I concur in Mr. Derbyshire’s expressed desire to see the $ellout$ suspended from the lampposts.
     
    Speaking of which, is it true that the open-borders globalist, Mark $uckerberg, is considering a run for the US Presidency?

    My dear englishmike, if $uckerberg is aiming to become president it would not surprise me, especially considering the One World Open Border$ Diversity Über Alles boilerplate he’s recently been reciting, and even more especially in view of his company’s $ellout E$tabli$hment practice of avoiding hiring American workers while Importing Cheap Third World Scab Labor.

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  • Here's a more than subliminally phallic commercial put out by the UN Migration Agency instructing Europeans that they must open wide for African mass immigration. Lie back and think of England and it won't hurt that bad. Just close your eyes and tell yourself: "It's INEVITABLE. NECESSARY. DESIRABLE." And maybe you'll start to like it....
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  • @englishmike

    My dear englishmike, your reply fleshes out my having written "what the $ellout E$tabli$hment really desires and has shown that it's aiming to impose*."
     
    I thought it was worth amplifying your point. Hope you didn't mind.

    and the same is true of the $ellout E$tabli$hment in the United Kingdom and western Europe
     
    Yes. And the establishment that took Britain into the Common Market ("EU") was the headed by something calling itself the "Conservative Party".

    Btw: am I right in thinking that Donald Trump is the only US presidential candidate who ever supported the right of the British to vote "leave"?

    “I thought it was worth amplifying your point. Hope you didn’t mind.”

    Mind? Of course not, my dear englishmike. Your contribution of an example of one of the many of our “betters” scheming, avowing, and undemocratically imposing and forcing us to pay for policies to ignore, belittle, betray and $ell out us ordinary citizens (and British subjects) of Western Civilization is most welcome. I expect you and I concur in Mr. Derbyshire’s expressed desire to see the $ellout$ suspended from the lampposts.

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    I expect you and I concur in Mr. Derbyshire’s expressed desire to see the $ellout$ suspended from the lampposts.
     
    Speaking of which, is it true that the open-borders globalist, Mark $uckerberg, is considering a run for the US Presidency?
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  • @englishmike

    ...a political union of all three North America countries, a scheme quite like that of the no-passport free-travel EU Schengen states, and, worse, perhaps even including Central, South American, and Caribbean states.
     
    No doubt you remember the remarks "wikileaked" from Hillary's secret speech to a minor European bank:

    “My dream is a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders, some time in the future with energy that is as green and sustainable as we can get it, powering growth and opportunity for every person in the hemisphere.” [05162013 Remarks to Banco Itau.doc, p. 28]
     
    As Breitbart reported at the time of the leak:

    Clinton also denounced the idea of putting up barriers to global trade, a statement which will likely raise concerns with grassroots and working-class voters in her own party. “We have to resist protectionism, other kinds of barriers to market access and to trade,” Clinton said.

    Even though it has gone virtually unreported by corporate media, Breitbart News has extensively documented the Clintons’ longstanding support for “open borders.” Interestingly, as the Los Angeles Times observed in 2007, the Clinton’s praise for globalization and open borders frequently comes when they are speaking before a wealthy foreign audiences and donors.

    In July 2007, Bill Clinton praised the benefits of “open borders” and “easy immigration” while delivering the keynote address at the 16th Telugu Association of North America (TANA) conference in Washington D.C. to a crowd of thousands of Indian Americans. 

    As the Los Angeles Times reported at the time, Clinton “drew applause at a conference of 14,000 Indian Americans in Washington as he extolled the benefits of ‘open borders, easy travel, easy immigration.’” It went on to report, “The same day, he headlined a fundraiser at the conference for his wife’s [failed 2008 presidential] campaign.”

    In a 2003 speech delivered to Yale University, Bill Clinton called for the establishment of a “global community,” praised the “openness of our borders to immigrants,” and declared that America “has great obligations to open our borders.” Clinton said that he believes the formation of a “genuine global community”—complete with an “over-arching system” to regulate it—to be “the great mission of the 21st century.”
     
    This material comes from Hillary: ‘My Dream Is a Hemispheric Common Market with Open Trade and Open Borders’October 7, 2016 at conservativeread.com

    They also quoted the opinion of Jeff Sessions:

    “For the first time in a long time, this November will give Americans a clear choice on perhaps the most important issue facing our country and our civilization: whether we remain a nation-state that serves its own people, or whether we slide irrevocably toward a soulless globalism that treats humans as interchangeable widgets in the world market.”

     

    My dear englishmike, your reply fleshes out my having written “what the $ellout E$tabli$hment really desires and has shown that it’s aiming to impose*.” In this the Bush family and many others of both political parties, besides Hillary Clinton herself, are manifestly, avowedly complicit; and the same is true of the $ellout E$tabli$hment in the United Kingdom and western Europe, the latter including, and especially, in Sweden.

    [Italics not in my original comment No. 20, applied here above for emphasis.]

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  • @Diversity Heretic
    Agreed, the geography of any U.S. dissolution/secession/partition is agonizing. And the first southern secession failed spectacularly. But don't overlook the possibility of a Republica del Norte in the southwest in a couple of generations.

    “[D]on’t overlook the possibility of a Republica del Norte in the southwest in a couple of generations.”

    My dear Diversity Heretic, I shouldn’t discount that possibility any more than I should discount what the $ellout E$tabli$hment really desires and has shown that it’s aiming to impose: a political union of all three North America countries, a scheme quite like that of the no-passport free-travel EU Schengen states, and, worse, perhaps even including Central, South American, and Caribbean states. The $ellout E$tabli$hment would brand and its Enemedia-Pravda Propaganda Ministry along with the useful idiot Thought Police Left would shill for a Schengen scheme as “comprehensive immigration reform.”

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    ...a political union of all three North America countries, a scheme quite like that of the no-passport free-travel EU Schengen states, and, worse, perhaps even including Central, South American, and Caribbean states.
     
    No doubt you remember the remarks "wikileaked" from Hillary's secret speech to a minor European bank:

    “My dream is a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders, some time in the future with energy that is as green and sustainable as we can get it, powering growth and opportunity for every person in the hemisphere.” [05162013 Remarks to Banco Itau.doc, p. 28]
     
    As Breitbart reported at the time of the leak:

    Clinton also denounced the idea of putting up barriers to global trade, a statement which will likely raise concerns with grassroots and working-class voters in her own party. “We have to resist protectionism, other kinds of barriers to market access and to trade,” Clinton said.

    Even though it has gone virtually unreported by corporate media, Breitbart News has extensively documented the Clintons’ longstanding support for “open borders.” Interestingly, as the Los Angeles Times observed in 2007, the Clinton’s praise for globalization and open borders frequently comes when they are speaking before a wealthy foreign audiences and donors.

    In July 2007, Bill Clinton praised the benefits of “open borders” and “easy immigration” while delivering the keynote address at the 16th Telugu Association of North America (TANA) conference in Washington D.C. to a crowd of thousands of Indian Americans. 

    As the Los Angeles Times reported at the time, Clinton “drew applause at a conference of 14,000 Indian Americans in Washington as he extolled the benefits of ‘open borders, easy travel, easy immigration.’” It went on to report, “The same day, he headlined a fundraiser at the conference for his wife’s [failed 2008 presidential] campaign.”

    In a 2003 speech delivered to Yale University, Bill Clinton called for the establishment of a “global community,” praised the “openness of our borders to immigrants,” and declared that America “has great obligations to open our borders.” Clinton said that he believes the formation of a “genuine global community”—complete with an “over-arching system” to regulate it—to be “the great mission of the 21st century.”
     
    This material comes from Hillary: ‘My Dream Is a Hemispheric Common Market with Open Trade and Open Borders’October 7, 2016 at conservativeread.com

    They also quoted the opinion of Jeff Sessions:

    “For the first time in a long time, this November will give Americans a clear choice on perhaps the most important issue facing our country and our civilization: whether we remain a nation-state that serves its own people, or whether we slide irrevocably toward a soulless globalism that treats humans as interchangeable widgets in the world market.”

     

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  • Sunday, a Navy F-18 Hornet shot down a Syrian air force jet, an act of war against a nation with which Congress has never declared or authorized a war. Washington says the Syrian plane was bombing U.S.-backed rebels. Damascus says its plane was attacking ISIS. Vladimir Putin's defense ministry was direct and blunt: "Repeated combat...
  • Was this U.S. shoot-down of a Syrian warplane authorized by President Trump, or was it yet another instance of the Military Industrial Complex/Deep State trying to drag President Trump into escalating the U.S. involvement in Syria and, by extension, into heating up the needless, wisely avoided U.S. vs. Russia scheme?

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    • Replies: @Dan Hayes
    Auntie Analogue:

    Prof Stephen Cohen believes the shoot-down is another manifestation of the Deep State's escalating of US involvement in Syria. Cohen by nature is not a conspiracy monger so his beliefs are especially important.

    Those not familiar with Cohen should check him out as he makes a lot of sense and is a long time analyst of modern Russia.
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  • Last week, when former FBI Director James Comey gave his long-awaited public testimony about his apparently rough-and-tumble relationship with President Donald Trump, he painted a bleak picture. The essence of Comey's testimony was that the president asked him to drop an investigation of retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn -- Trump's former national security adviser --...
  • In this age of “manufactured consent,” what is the meaning – or, should it be asked, what is the worth – of “the consent of the governed”?

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  • Periodically, America experiences episodes of mass, hysterical contagion. What is "hysterical contagion"? A sociologist explains it as the spread of symptoms of an illness among a group, absent any physiological disease. It provides a way of coping with a situation that cannot be handled with the usual coping mechanism. For example, in 1983, girls in...
  • Although I agree with the overall message of the article I don’t see what purpose is served by linking the present state of affairs with the decision to drop atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. (One could, with more accuracy, trace the American Empire to the Spanish-American War or even the American Civil War.) Those two decisions were made almost three quarters of a century ago in the context of an extremely costly world war and facing an enemy engaging in suicidal resistance in order to inflict large numbers of casualties on Americans. I never met a Pacific War combat veteran who wasn’t strongly supportive of Truman’s decision.

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    • Replies: @anonymous
    There's plenty out there if you want to see whether your beliefs withstand informed reflection about the timing vis a vis Soviet operations, the expressed disgust of some of the military commanders with Truman's actions, etc. All that aside, even without digging into the history, doesn't something seem wrong when:

    The first bomb was dropped on a substantially civilian target?

    A second was likewise used on another civilian target so shortly thereafter?

    The Japanese were permitted to retain an emperor, which had been the sticking point over the surrender?

    Many Americans cling to an infantile belief that their rulers are inherently morally superior to those who rule others. Don't think or learn any more about "good" WW II unless you're prepared to think less of your Uncle Sam.
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  • From the New York Times: Steve Scalise Among 4 Shot at Baseball Field; Suspect Is Dead By MICHAEL D. SHEAR, ADAM GOLDMAN and EMILY COCHRANE JUNE 14, 2017 ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A lone gunman who was reportedly distraught over President Trump’s election [i.e., the shooter was anti-Trump] opened fire on Republican members of the congressional...
  • @Thomas

    This ought to be reminiscent of the assassination of Dutch immigration restrictionist leader Pim Fortuyn by a pro-immigration white leftist in 2002, the day after the end of the Two-Weeks Hate against French presidential candidate Jean-Marie Le Pen, a murder that was broadly greeted by voices of respectability implying that the dead candidate had it coming.
     
    There's already been many reminders of Scalise supposedly speaking at some David Duke-organized event. https://twitter.com/Communism_Kills/status/875063680844656640

    Honestly though, it seems mostly as though "the Resistance" isn't going to have the courage of its convictions to applaud this result of its rhetoric.

    “Honestly though, it seems mostly as though ‘the Resistance’ isn’t going to have the courage of its convictions to applaud this result of its rhetoric.”

    My dear Thomas, the Left has never admitted that white Communist Lee Oswald murdered JFK. The Left never admits, never owns, its crimes or sins. To this day the Left blames Oswald’s murder of Kennedy on the “climate of Right Wing Hate in Dallas.” The Left’s projection tactic is not new, it’s been operating since the Jacobins.

    Forget the loon who shot Giffords. Forget Tim McVeigh. Forget every one of the right-wingers who did violence. Because there is no organized right wing violence – it’s all done by lone wolves; while the Left’s violence – and the Left’s endless propaganda inciting and praising Leftist violence – is extremely and efficiently well-organized. Further, the Left’s organizing is backed and often funded by a lot of other Left and liberal organizations – there’s no such backing or funding for right wing organizing. Atop all that, the Left’s violence is either covered up, smoothed over, tacitly approved, or praised as being “courageous” by Enemedia-Pravda.

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    • Replies: @The True and Original David
    The loon who shot Giffords had nothing to do with the political right. He is not a member of the set "every one of the right-wingers who did violence" nor of the set "(right-wing) lone wolves."
    , @1972 heartbreak kid
    [quote]My dear Thomas, the Left has never admitted that white Communist Lee Oswald murdered JFK. The Left never admits, never owns, its crimes or sins. To this day the Left blames Oswald’s murder of Kennedy on the “climate of Right Wing Hate in Dallas.” The Left’s projection tactic is not new, it’s been operating since the Jacobins.[/quote]

    Or Socrates....
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  • There’s not a lot to be proud of in today’s America: the Punch and Judy show in Washington; brutal but inept colonial wars in the Mideast against poorly armed enemies; pollution of the climate, and culture of trash and violence. To see America as it once was, go back to the three days from 4...
  • Had the U.S. lost its carriers at Pearl Harbor, the U.S. would have been unable to oppose and defeat the Japanese move to take Port Moresby, New Guinea (accomplished at the Battle of the Coral Sea at the cost of the loss of USS Lexington), unable to support the assault landing on Guadalcanal, and unable to prevent the Japanese from severing the U.S.-Australia supply line, because Japanese aircraft based on Guadalcanal would have been well within range of the New Hebrides, and then within range of New Caledonia. Without the U.S. carriers to oppose Japan’s cutoff of the U.S.-Australia supply line, the Japanese would have also been able to take Fiji to accomplish the complete severance of that supply line.

    Further, loss of the U.S. carriers at Pearl Harbor would have denuded Midway of the means for its defense and made it low-hanging fruit for easy Japanese picking, and may thus also have left Hawaii itself vulnerable to Japanese conquest. A U.S. attempt to retake Hawaii from bases on the U.S. west coast would have to have been delayed until at least late 1943 when the Essex-class carriers began their introduction to fleet service; and even if the U.S. would have retaken Hawaii, it would then have taken at least two years for the U.S. to restore Pearl Harbor’s vital installations, which a defeated Japanese occupation force would have thoroughly destroyed.

    Loss of the U.S. carriers at Pearl Harbor would have extended the war against Japan out to at least 1947, perhaps even out to 1949, in large part because the U.S. Navy’s submarine interdiction of Japan’s trade (chiefly its supply of oil) depended crucially on the U.S. having its Hawaiian and Australian submarine bases, and on the U.S. ability to supply Australia, without which General MacArthur’s Southwest Pacific campaign could not have been mounted or launched.

    Atop all that, loss at Pearl Harbor of the U.S. carriers would have obviated the successful Doolittle Raid upon Japan. The raid inflicted scant damage upon Japan’s war effort, but it put a big dent in the Japanese notion of the invulnerability of their home islands and gave a tremendous boost to U.S. and Allied servicemen’s and home front morale.

    All of that underlines Admiral Nimitz’s order to Admirals Spruance and Fletcher before the Battle of Midway, in which Nimitz cautioned Spruance that his operations must be governed by calculated risk, entirely because Nimitz (and indeed also Admiral King) understood that loss of the U.S. carriers would have extended the war against Japan well beyond 1945, with a huge commensurate increase in U.S. effort and casualties to attain victory over Imperial Japan.

    Here’s the text of Nimitz’s pre-Midway order to Spruance and Fletcher:

    “In carrying out the task assigned in Operation Plan 29-42 you will be governed
    by the principle of calculated risk, which you shall interpret to mean the avoidance
    of exposure of your force to attack by superior enemy forces without good prospect
    of inflicting, as a result of such exposure, greater damage to the enemy. This applies
    to the landing phase as well as during preliminary air attacks.”

    That order shows Nimitz’s (and King’s) deep comprehension of the absolutely vital need to protect the American carriers, without which Japan would have severed the U.S.-Australia supply line, secured to the point of nigh-invulnerability Japanese merchant marine oil supply to Japan and the Imperial Japanese Navy, and given Japan free reign much farther into the middle and even into the eastern Pacific, and made the U.S. effort to win the war far lengthier and far more costly than it was, precisely because Nimitz prudently safeguarded his most precious assets – the U.S. carriers.

    Even beyond the victory at Midway, protecting the scarce U.S. carriers formed the prime concern for U.S. commanders, as evidenced by Admiral Fletcher’s rapid withdrawal of carrier support for the successfully landed Guadalcanal assault force, which left Admiral Richmond Kelly Turner’s amphibious support force no choice but to withdraw from Lunga Point, thus putting the entire landing force in peril of running out of ammunition, food, fuel, and supplies. That fairly shouts how vital the survival of the two or three U.S. carriers was to the entire Pacific war effort.

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    All of that may be true but Japan was never going to attack the US mainland and not likely even Australia. Eventually the combined US and British navies would have pushed the Japanese out of the southwest Pacific and slowly strangled the Japanese homelands.

    The problem for the US Navy was always a political one. If there was no ability to realistically counter the Japanese Navy then there would have been no effort to do anything but focus on Germany completely.

    Who knows, Japan's defeat in 1947 may have been a better deal for the US. The war in Europe would have been long over and FDR would not have been compelled to ask Stalin for help. Of course, we still might have nuked them in 1946.
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