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With Al Sharpton in the news again, as he so often is, a few points about him.

Rev. Al is authentic. He’s not somebody picked out by white elites to be a leader of blacks.

This is not to say he was always poor as a child in New York. Al was child prodigy preacher, touring with gospel music great Mahalia Jackson. His father, according to Al, owned 23 buildings. But then one day when he was 8 or 9 … From an interview with Oprah:

So I had this idyllic suburban — I would have grown up to be the nice middle class black bourgeois league [?] that I would attack later in life. That’s where I was … I wake up one morning, he’s gone. And not only is he gone, my oldest sister from my mother’s first marriage.

His father and half-sister then had a child together.

Kind of a Woody Allen-Mia Farrow-Soon-Yi Previn type situation, which, not surprisingly, causes lots of hard feelings.

Plus, while the players in the Allen imbroglio at least had plenty of money, Al and his mom were quickly impoverished and had to move from middle class Queens to public housing in Brownsville in Brooklyn:

My mother went from having a new Cadillac every year to scrubbing floors so I’d have a suit to wear to church on Sunday. I was mad about that.

Al eventually went to local Brooklyn College, where he became friends with one of the numerous sons of funk music giant James Brown.

Brown probably had the most influence on black music of anybody of the second half of the 20th Century. While other black musicians of his generation (e.g., Berry Gordy, Smokey Robinson, and Sam Cooke) wanted to appear classy to impress white people, Brown, with his cast-iron self-regard, didn’t care about making music that white people would like. He didn’t have anything against white people (he was friends with Senator Strom Thurmond), but he was an uneducated Southern black who made music for uneducated Southern blacks, taking black music in a reductionist “Africanizing” direction — “Every instrument a drum” — that had enormous influence on subsequent developments such as rap.

So, if James Brown liked you, we can safely say you were authentically black. And Brown loved Al Sharpton.

Brown’s son was killed in a car crash. Brown felt bad about not being a good father, and was consoled in his grief by his son’s friend Al. Soon Al was accompanying his late friend’s father on tour, which went on for about eight years. He’s often described as Brown’s tour manager, but Al denies having that much responsibility. He’s usually described as Brown’s “surrogate son.”

This story has a predatory Talented Mr. Ripley vibe to it, but it can also be viewed in a more benign light. After all, Rev. Al is an extremely witty man. That James Brown more or less adopted him around age 18 probably gave the older man much consolation. And the younger man learned valuable lessons about hustle from the Hardest Working Man in Show Biz.

Here’s Sharpton’s review of a James Brown biography written in New York Timesese.

 
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  1. Brown, with his cast-iron self-regard, didn’t care about making music that white people would like.

    Which, ironically, made it easy for a lot of White folk to like his stuff far more than the pre-masticated stuff we were often served in those days by the Negro group’s White masters in plantations like Capitol.

    • Replies: @Aardvark
    That reminds me of this interview with Little Richard when he said “they laid Pat Boone down on me“. This was in reference to his song Tutti Frutti. Frankly, Pat’s version of it was like dry toast.
    With respect to MoTown, I have often said that White people shouldn’t try to perform it because it’s almost always a total train wreck.

    As for Sharpton who is always a total wreck, I am amazed at the staying power these types of race baiting clowns have.
  2. Ah stand up, kiss mself!

  3. For all of his odiousness, Al Sharpton’s authenticity almost makes him likeable. In a debate during one of his New York political campaigns, one of his opponents said, “I disagree with my friend Al Sharpton” and Sharpton cut him off: “I disagree that we’re friends”.

    • Replies: @BB753
    Al Sharpton was more likeable as a fat man. Now that he's thin and looks sickly, he's lost his clout.
    , @John Derbyshire
    Big fan from way back https://tinyurl.com/y5wluv8q
    , @Paul Jolliffe
    "Authenticity" he may have, but Al Sharpton was also a long-time paid informant for the FBI. Most well-known was his work on the investigation of boxing promoter Don King.

    But, it turns out that Sharpton also recorded members of NY's infamous Genovese Crime Family/Mob back in the 1980's (with a wire hidden in a briefcase! Classic!), and his information was crucial to the FBI's case against

    The notorious Capo was Vincent "Chin" Gigante.

    To rat on the Genovese family meant that Rev. Al was really, really tight with the FBI, and really, really sure the FBI could protect him.

    (Apparently, they could.)

    Even more fascinating (and Saileresque!), one of the FBI's targets in the Genovese family was long-time record industry crook and rip-off man, Morris Levy.

    Levy founded Roulette Records and was a owner of the legendary Birdland Jazz Club.

    Spike Lee's father, Bill, was a bassist on "No Coast Jazz", an acclaimed 1960 recording on the Roulette Record label.

    Spike Lee, as Steve has noted many times, in his movie "Mo Better Blues", reflected his father's bitterness at being ripped off by Jewish record industry types - Morris Levy!

    So, Al Sharpton's career comes full-circle back to classic Steve posts: Sharpton - the consumate "authentic" black man but who turned out to be a long-time, paid FBI stoolie - helped to bring down the same (con man/thief/frontman for mobsters) who chiseled countless people, including Spike Lee's father, out of their music money.


    Everything really is just one long Steve Sailer post . . .

    https://www.cosanostranews.com/2014/04/rev-sharpton-was-paid-fbi-mafia.html

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morris_Levy
    , @Anonymous
    He probably had a close friend or relative die of heart failure. That tends to scare the healthiness into you.
  4. If I recall correctly from the considerable news coverage at the time, James Brown was buried two or three months after his death and memorial service(s) because his children were in a dispute over the estate and they wanted to keep the body around for any potential DNA tests relating to paternity. I think Storm Thurmond Jr. (the senator’s son) was the executor for the will.

  5. Anon[129] • Disclaimer says:

    Mistake with the photo: That’s not James Brown. It’s Maxine Waters.

    What I want to know is how he lost weight and keeps it off. That does not generally happen, other than by means of (1) cancer, or (2) bariatric surgery. And the latter tends to end up with the patient figuring out how to game it, since you can drink as much wine (or as many milkshakes) as you want, even with no stomach, so you gain it back eventually (and become an alky).

  6. It seems that for a lot of black men, their anger toward the larger society and its “systemic racism” draws much of its energy from the absence or departure of their father from their lives.

    • Replies: @TTSSYF
    Yes. It certainly would explain Obama's barely-concealed anger.
    , @International Jew
    Either that, or a father who is present but abusive. That's Ta-Nehisi Coates' story.

    Such lovely people.
    , @Jack Hanson
    Black men? Shit. Scratch 99% of woke punditry and you'll see a deep seated rage at Daddy. Look at the female brahmins/mandarins that pop up use Western White "Patriarchy" as a stand in for Daddy (who really wanted a son and they know it).

    It would certainly explain some of the macro/micro you see with AOC, Ilhan, and the other Woke Women, where they have to have a complex and unhealthy pathological relationship with the significant man in their life. So you have these women being radical in the streets but bleached in the sheets, where the Man (macro) is Bad, but their Daddy/BF (micro) is Good.
    , @Jesse
    Or getting half their genes from an angry dude who walked out...

    For all the preening about their rationality, the conservative wing of HBD is remarkably willing to resort to bleating about "culture" when it suits them.
    , @Chris from Gresham (though not for long)
    Daddy issues are are at the heart of the left's angst. E.g. Tump is clearly a father figure, and one of the main reasons he is hated by the left and why their hatred has the appearance of a psychosis.
    , @Alden
    Never ever forget dey mamma’s beatings nagging and shrieking which makes them hate women. Black men’s high rate of murdering and beating women probably stems from that.

    Black women raiser black boys to be the dumbest highest crime rate most dangerous demographic in the country.
  7. Many, many years ago when I was only eight
    My black father ran away and eloped with my sister who’s hair was more nappy than straight
    blah blah blah…
    I’m my own uncle.

  8. So Al is just your basic American hustler who got into the race racket part of politics? Sounds about right.

  9. Anon[400] • Disclaimer says:

    OT

    Transgender ex-Amazon employee, 33, is arrested for huge Capital One hack after ‘stealing data from ONE HUNDRED MILLION customers’ in the US and Canada then boasting about it online

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7299511/Ex-Seattle-tech-worker-arrested-Capital-One-hack-U-S-Justice-Dept.html

    Paige Adele Thompson: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know [other than her dead name, apparently]

    https://heavy.com/news/2019/07/paige-adele-thompson/

    Thompson’s roommate, Park Hung Quan, was also arrested after admitting to FBI agents that a large arsenal of weapons found inside the house belonged to him. The court documents in Quan’s case reveal that, according to prosecutors, Thompson had threatened to commit a mass shooting at a social media company in May of 2019, and had also threatened to commit suicide-by-cop.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    Will corporations take the hint and stop hiring visibly crazy pepple?
  10. For “black bourgeois league [?]” substitute “black bourgeoisie”, which I think is the Reverend’s intended meaning. Non-francophones sometimes have trouble with the two.

    And black sea hit the bull’s eye.

    • Agree: Bruno
    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
    It sounds like the kind of mistake made by a transcriber rather than a speaker.
  11. Some of you may be saying “I can’t stand James Brown.” He tended to agree.

    He recorded this one with his all-white band, the Dapps.

    • Replies: @the one they call Desanex
    Remember in the late 60s when the afro hair style became the symbol of black pride? When Hank Ballard joined James Brown’s soul revue ca. 1968, he recorded a song (it was James Brown’s “Lickin’ Stick” with new lyrics) called “How You Gonna Get Respect (When You Haven’t Cut Your Process Yet)?” (“process” meaning artificially straightened hair), backed by the fabulous (and white) Dapps. It peaked at #15 on the R&B chart.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRSkHlXzEyg
  12. Anon[400] • Disclaimer says:

    OT

    Capital One Data Theft Impacts 106M People

    https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/07/capital-one-data-theft-impacts-106m-people/#more-48393

    Krebs on Security has a lot of detail. Krebs is a former WaPo tech columnist who was let go and strarted his own site, learning Russian to ingratiate himself with hackers. He has been swatted and thus keeps in close contact with the local cops.

    The comments to the post are a good example of how using “they” as a singular neuter pronoun is just a complete clusterfuck as far as conprehensibility goes. I keep asking myself, Is the “they” shit really happening? Has everyone given up? Is it a done deal? Besides being hard to follow, you sound like a compete moron using it.

  13. Yeah, by all means, let’s celebrate this race-hustling scumbag because he’s fun on TV.

  14. @black sea
    It seems that for a lot of black men, their anger toward the larger society and its "systemic racism" draws much of its energy from the absence or departure of their father from their lives.

    Yes. It certainly would explain Obama’s barely-concealed anger.

  15. @black sea
    It seems that for a lot of black men, their anger toward the larger society and its "systemic racism" draws much of its energy from the absence or departure of their father from their lives.

    Either that, or a father who is present but abusive. That’s Ta-Nehisi Coates’ story.

    Such lovely people.

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
    On his old stand-up comedy records, Bill Cosby told stories about his father beating him. The routines included hyperbolic descriptions of brobdingnagian belts with rivets and hooks.

    Such lovely men.

  16. Rev Al certainly has played his cards like a boss.

  17. @black sea
    It seems that for a lot of black men, their anger toward the larger society and its "systemic racism" draws much of its energy from the absence or departure of their father from their lives.

    Black men? Shit. Scratch 99% of woke punditry and you’ll see a deep seated rage at Daddy. Look at the female brahmins/mandarins that pop up use Western White “Patriarchy” as a stand in for Daddy (who really wanted a son and they know it).

    It would certainly explain some of the macro/micro you see with AOC, Ilhan, and the other Woke Women, where they have to have a complex and unhealthy pathological relationship with the significant man in their life. So you have these women being radical in the streets but bleached in the sheets, where the Man (macro) is Bad, but their Daddy/BF (micro) is Good.

  18. Just a gentle reminder:The Democratic Party is waging open-all-out-race-war against Working Class Native Born White American Males…….Have a nice day…..

  19. “When their son is walking down the street with a bag of M&Ms in his pocket, wearing a hoodie, his whiteness is what protects him” – Kirsten Gillibrand.

    This quote is getting a lot of play in places like the NY Times, where a college prof named Melanye Price wrote an editorial around it. Meanwhile, the story of white auto driver Tyler Wingate who was beaten to death by blacks didn’t go national.

    In fact, last I checked, it seemed whites were far more likely to be the victims of black crimes than the other way around. Tyler Kersey often cites these stats on his blog here.

    So, I’m making a request (as if you’re Casey Kasem and it’s 1979). Since you have such a popular podium, I’d like to see you bundle this info together for a blog post or column at Taki’s. The media and candidates are creating a Bizarro World reality for the public, where the exact opposite of what’s true becomes “truth.”

    I’m bewildered that no one has called them on this.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
    'The media and candidates are creating a Bizarro World reality for the public, where the exact opposite of what’s true becomes “truth.”'

    A lot of times the media doesn't insist on the truth so much as it insists on the opposite of the truth.

    Go back to the eighties -- the height of the great American crime wave. Criminals were never black.

    This isn't new, nor is it confined to race relations. For example, one can read many strident and sweeping claims to sovereignty in the surviving texts, missives, etc of early medieval rulers. The awful truth seems to have been that your basic ninth century king exerted real authority to about a day's ride out from wherever he was located. Beyond that radius, people basically blew him off.

    Of course, that's not what the 'media' of the day proclaimed.

    Lies did not begin with us. We have always spent more of our time trying to impose our lies on reality than we have in simply conceding the truth. After all, everyone knows what the truth is; there's no need to proclaim it.

    It's the lies that need to be broadcast from the rooftops.
  20. OT. When you consider the number of headscarves in the UK, the white figures must be shocking.

    If you want to see the UK future, go and visit a hospital and take a look at or outside of the maternity unit. The only slight hope is some of the fall might be because Cameron/Osborne stopped benefits for people having child #3 and above, so stopping permanent welfare motherhood.

    Naturally, “campaigners” are trying to reverse that.

    https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/aug/01/birth-rate-in-england-and-wales-at-all-time-low

    “The birthrate in England and Wales has hit its lowest level since records began, government statistics have shown.

    In total, there were 657,076 live births in England and Wales last year – a fall of 3.2% from the previous year and down by 10% from 2012.

    The number of live births fell from 11.6 per 1,000 people to 11.1, the lowest since records started in 1938.

    The figures, from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), also showed that the percentage of live babies with mothers not born in the UK also fell for the first time since 1990, from 28.4% to 28.2%.

    Since 1947, the rate has dropped by 45.9%, when the number of babies being born was at its ultimate peak.

    Although Britain’s ageing population means the proportion of older people compared with women of childbearing age is increasing, the record low in crude birthrates is mostly being driven by falling fertility rates.

    Except for 1977 and the period between 1999 and 2002, total fertility rates are also lower than all previous years since records began.

    ONS figures show that overall fertility rates stood at 1.7 children per woman in 2018, a 3.4% decrease from the year before, when the rate was 1.76.”

    • Replies: @Hail

    the percentage of live babies with mothers not born in the UK also fell for the first time since 1990, from 28.4% to 28.2%.
     
    Unexpected setback for The Plan; ADL and SPLC England-Wales branches hold emergency meeting to discuss disturbing, racist trend in births.
  21. @Dave Pinsen
    For all of his odiousness, Al Sharpton's authenticity almost makes him likeable. In a debate during one of his New York political campaigns, one of his opponents said, "I disagree with my friend Al Sharpton" and Sharpton cut him off: "I disagree that we're friends".

    Al Sharpton was more likeable as a fat man. Now that he’s thin and looks sickly, he’s lost his clout.

    • Agree: ScarletNumber
    • Replies: @Charon
    Funny but true. The man needs hisself some soul food.
    , @PiltdownMan
    He went from over 300 pounds to 130 pounds. That's really impressive.

    He used to look quite baby-faced when he was a young man.

    http://yourblackworld.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/sharpton_cornelius.jpg
  22. I don’t know much about him apart from his commitment to diet and fitness enabling him to lose an impressive amount of weight.

    • Replies: @William Badwhite
    Do we know it wasn't gastric bypass or some other surgical procedure? People losing that much weight and keeping it off through diet & exercise is extremely unusual, for the simple reason that the type of people that let themselves get that fat in the first place usually have poor self-discipline and poor resolve.
    , @J.Ross
    Maybe I've misread Ali and he's just transcendentally sarcastic.
    , @Hail

    diet and fitness enabling him to lose an impressive amount of weight
     
    Risk of death by starvation if he gets lost in the woods on a hiking trip.
  23. James and Al ? I don’t know, but I’m more inclined to favor James and Luciano.

  24. @International Jew
    Either that, or a father who is present but abusive. That's Ta-Nehisi Coates' story.

    Such lovely people.

    On his old stand-up comedy records, Bill Cosby told stories about his father beating him. The routines included hyperbolic descriptions of brobdingnagian belts with rivets and hooks.

    Such lovely men.

    • Replies: @anon
    Don't forget Michael Jackson's father. And Prince's (at least according to his story in Purple Rain).

    Come to think of it, wouldn't the average Unz commenter beat the crap out of any such a faggy son, and boast about 'making a man of him"? That seems to be the type.
    , @DCThrowback
    Future NFL HOFer and current Washington Redskin Adrian Peterson was suspended for the remainder of the 2014 NFL season (6 games) for beating his son w/ a switch.
    , @bomag

    ...stories about his father beating him
     
    Well, they are a people that require firm discipline to function in any organized manner.

    They don't respond well to kindness, either.
    , @Harry Baldwin
    Bill Cosby: "My father established our relationship when I was seven years old. He looked at me and said, 'You know, I brought you in this world, and I can take you out. And it don't make no difference to me, I'll make another one look just like you.'"

    Funny in a disturbing sort of way.
    , @stillCARealist
    I'm sure they'd blame their fathers' beatings on racism from society. Personally, I'd blame a short temper ignited by alcohol. My dad quit drinking for that reason (and others).

    I feel like I'm starting to sound like Billy Sunday, finding the bottle to be the source of all society's ills. Well, I know that's not true; you can blame drugs too.
    , @Jack D
    That Cosby's father administered corporal punishment does not mean that he was not a lovely man (I don't know whether he was or wasn't, either way). Being present and concerned enough to punish your kids if they stray from the right path is a big improvement over what most black kids get, which is a largely absent father and no one present to teach them right from wrong. When Cosby mentioned his fear of being whupped, it was in the context of love and affection for his parents, who cared about him and wanted him to turn out right.

    Cosby's dad raised a kid who was very successful for many decades until MeToo caught up with him, so he must have done something right.
    , @Corn
    A former coworker (black man from Mississippi) mentioned on occasion being whupped by his daddy.

    A lot of black fathers may not stick around but those that do tend not to spare the rod.
    , @kihowi
    All black comedians have that bit. And the conclusion is always "I needed it". Cue shots of entire audience nodding in unison. Same thing with blue collar comedians. When rednecks and black church ladies agree on something, it's probably true.

    Society probably works best when the dumb kids who can only understand the world through direct physical sensations are beaten, and the sensitive, smart kids are reasoned with. Using either approach for both results in the sensitive kids being victimized.

    Thing is, this is impossible to legislate. Another reason why people need to be as similar as possible for things to work.
    , @J.Ross
    I remember the one about his wife administering the whuppings with a yardstick, where the children smile beatifically as if to say that they cannot sleep before they've had their beating.
    , @Twodees Partain
    Not quite true. Cosby's stories about his father usually involved the father threatening to get the belt. Cosby's big line was something along the lines of , "We had never seen The Belt. It was supposed to be six feet long with hooks on the end."
  25. anon[288] • Disclaimer says:
    @Buzz Mohawk
    On his old stand-up comedy records, Bill Cosby told stories about his father beating him. The routines included hyperbolic descriptions of brobdingnagian belts with rivets and hooks.

    Such lovely men.

    Don’t forget Michael Jackson’s father. And Prince’s (at least according to his story in Purple Rain).

    Come to think of it, wouldn’t the average Unz commenter beat the crap out of any such a faggy son, and boast about ‘making a man of him”? That seems to be the type.

  26. @Eustace Tilley (not)
    For "black bourgeois league [?]" substitute "black bourgeoisie", which I think is the Reverend's intended meaning. Non-francophones sometimes have trouble with the two.


    And black sea hit the bull's eye.

    It sounds like the kind of mistake made by a transcriber rather than a speaker.

    • Agree: ben tillman
    • Replies: @Cloudbuster
    No, sounds like Sharpton. He is notoriously prone to malapropisms. I think he probably melded "bourgeoisie" and "bush league" together in his mind. My dad used to do stuff like that. I think it's pretty typical of working class guys of the Archie Bunker era -- that portrayal was drawn from accurate stereotypes.
    , @anon
    Most likely Bourgie (boo-zhee)

    That's how blacks refer to the black middle class and up.

  27. @Buzz Mohawk
    On his old stand-up comedy records, Bill Cosby told stories about his father beating him. The routines included hyperbolic descriptions of brobdingnagian belts with rivets and hooks.

    Such lovely men.

    Future NFL HOFer and current Washington Redskin Adrian Peterson was suspended for the remainder of the 2014 NFL season (6 games) for beating his son w/ a switch.

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
    Some support the use of corporal punishment on children.

    What matters most is when and how it is applied. My father used it on me only one time, when I was just six years old. I inserted myself into an escalating fight, the type I had seen become violent before, and I shouted at him to stop shouting at my mother. He had been drinking, and he came after me with his belt. I was shocked.

    When such methods are used on a six-year-old boy who is instinctively defending his mother from perceived abuse, corporal punishment is wrong. He did establish his authority, though, and forever after I was careful about challenging him.

    There needs to be a point in a boy's life when he gets put in his place and learns respect, but it should not happen that way.

    , @Reg Cæsar

    Future NFL HOFer and current Washington Redskin Adrian Peterson was suspended for the remainder of the 2014 NFL season (6 games) for beating his son w/ a switch.
     
    He made the mistake of doing this while playing for Minnesota, where all the Nice white ladies ganged up on him.

    The fact that he wasn't living with this son, or several other children, because they had different mothers and thus residences, well... you're not supposed to mention that.,

    But bring out the switch...
  28. Reading that 2012 review, I couldn’t help but think that Al didn’t craft the wording. A ghost writer should have gotten credit.

    James not only made us black and proud, but he made America start to accept and be proud of all that we had to offer.

    Seven years later, that seems quaint. Today, instead of seeking approval, it would be lecturing America on its evils and how it must be replaced.

  29. @Dave Pinsen
    For all of his odiousness, Al Sharpton's authenticity almost makes him likeable. In a debate during one of his New York political campaigns, one of his opponents said, "I disagree with my friend Al Sharpton" and Sharpton cut him off: "I disagree that we're friends".

    Big fan from way back https://tinyurl.com/y5wluv8q

    • Agree: Hail
    • Replies: @onetwothree
    Little tip (for everyone): Just use a normal link. Most intelligent people will assume link shorteners are spam or other unpredictable garbage. That is a link to your own site, so why would you obfuscate it with a third party website?
    , @Hail
    If I may be permitted:

    [T]he thing that struck me after listening with attention to an hour of Al Sharpton was what a very good speaker he is. This remains true even if you mentally subtract out the preaching component. As a preacher, he is simply tremendous. Towards the end of that sermon (around 48:00) he has got up a real head of steam and he soars off into the sky, chanting and alliterating with a fluency and passion that make the bristles stand up on the back of your neck. He is simply a terrific, terrific preacher. But even when just laying out a case, his oratory has an energy and conviction that is all too rare in our public discourse.

    I am referring here strictly to form, not content. Sharpton's politics is, to be blunt about it, garbage — the most frivolous kind of adolescent socialism. He believes that "the government" should give stuff to poor people: houses, schools, money. He is on board with every wacky fad and victimological scam the Left has come up with this twenty years past — abortion on demand, gay marriage, reparations for slavery, the whole bucket of chum. On foreign affairs he is a near-perfect vacuum; I doubt he could point to China on a map. He is not even consistent, criticizing defense spending at one point, then apparently calling for an attack on North Korea at another. (He probably sees the latter nation in terms of those Korean greengrocers who make a living in black neighborhoods, "exploitin' our people." Yeah, let's go to war against them!)

    To be fair to Sharpton, it's not all bad. There is in that sermon, jumbled in illogically with all the self-pity and victimology, a powerful message of self-help, of not making excuses, of responsibility. Listen:

    -- "We've allowed this Hollywood culture to tell our children that 'blackness' is acting like a thug. We've allowed them to tell our children that it's all right to disrespect our women — that's a black thing. It's all right to make babies you're not goin' to raise — that's a black thing. That's NOT a black thing." (30:10)

    -- " 'Times are hard'? Times been harder than this. Don't use the times as an excuse to surrender to decadence." (31:50)

    -- "You can't blame everything on others when we've surrendered our own moral values ourselves." (38:50)

    So far as I have ever heard, Sharpton's own personal life is impeccable. I won't be voting for the guy, though. Like my colleague JayNordlinger, I'd like to see some redemption through repentance before I'll take seriously anything Sharpton has to say. I can't help wishing, though, that the rhetorical mastery he exhibits in that sound clip were a bit more widely distributed, especially on my side of the political line.

    For, let's face it, the current standard of political oratory in the U.S.A. is dismal. I am very glad to have George W. Bush as my president, and believe him to be a capable and sincere man
     

    The Sharpton commentary is interesting, but this last, tangential line, on George W. Bush, caught my attention. We don't hear much about the junior Bush anymore. To my view, he proudly presided over general decline, rather than doing anything to reverse any of the many negative trends, when "the getting was still good." I'd even go so far as to ask, Would a President Gore, 2001-2005, have been better?

    This column was apparently published in National Review on Dec. 5, 2003. Would the 2010s-era John Derbyshire, in retrospect, agree with the Dec. 2003 John Derbyshire in regard to the latter's curious comment on his being "very glad" that the "capable" G.W. Bush was president?

    Maybe 2003-Derb didn't even agree with 2003-Derb's own statement there, but one does have to stay within a party-line; few have Ann Coulter's free-wheeling bully-pulpit. The continuation of 2003-Derb's sentence on G.W.Bush might suggest a dissident view:


    but watching him fumble and stumble his way through a speech with his face and neck muscles all locked rigid like that is almost physically painful.
     
    , @Vinteuil
    Typically great column, from - is it possible - 16 years ago!

    Do you still think of Jay Nordlinger as a "colleague?"
  30. @DCThrowback
    Future NFL HOFer and current Washington Redskin Adrian Peterson was suspended for the remainder of the 2014 NFL season (6 games) for beating his son w/ a switch.

    Some support the use of corporal punishment on children.

    What matters most is when and how it is applied. My father used it on me only one time, when I was just six years old. I inserted myself into an escalating fight, the type I had seen become violent before, and I shouted at him to stop shouting at my mother. He had been drinking, and he came after me with his belt. I was shocked.

    When such methods are used on a six-year-old boy who is instinctively defending his mother from perceived abuse, corporal punishment is wrong. He did establish his authority, though, and forever after I was careful about challenging him.

    There needs to be a point in a boy’s life when he gets put in his place and learns respect, but it should not happen that way.

    • Replies: @ScarletNumber

    There needs to be a point in a boy’s life when he gets put in his place and learns respect, but it should not happen that way.
     
    In fairness to your dad, it worked.
  31. Al Sharpton is an unabashed race hustler. Not sure I admire that. He is, though, a fairly zealous advocate for his own race which I can understand. The question is, has he done more to help his race or enrich himself?

    • Replies: @Kronos
    “Rev. Al is authentic. He’s not somebody picked out by white elites to be a leader of blacks.”

    Who is more authentic Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton? Also any bets on groomed successors? They’re both getting up there in age.
  32. @Buzz Mohawk
    On his old stand-up comedy records, Bill Cosby told stories about his father beating him. The routines included hyperbolic descriptions of brobdingnagian belts with rivets and hooks.

    Such lovely men.

    …stories about his father beating him

    Well, they are a people that require firm discipline to function in any organized manner.

    They don’t respond well to kindness, either.

  33. Brown probably had the most influence on black music of anybody of the second half of the 20th Century. While other black musicians of his generation (e.g., Berry Gordy, Smokey Robinson, and Sam Cooke) wanted to appear classy to impress white people, Brown, with his cast-iron self-regard, didn’t care about making music that white people would like.

    I saw him perform in Midtown Manhattan in 1988, and he was amazing. His records were really spotty, though.

  34. @black sea
    It seems that for a lot of black men, their anger toward the larger society and its "systemic racism" draws much of its energy from the absence or departure of their father from their lives.

    Or getting half their genes from an angry dude who walked out…

    For all the preening about their rationality, the conservative wing of HBD is remarkably willing to resort to bleating about “culture” when it suits them.

    • Replies: @megabar
    > For all the preening about their rationality, the conservative wing of HBD is remarkably willing to resort to bleating about “culture” when it suits them.

    I think this stems from the fact that try as we might, very few people fully internalize the fact that other people don't think as they do.
    , @Anonymous
    Another reliably ignorant comment from you. Read Robert Trivers on parental investment strategy
  35. @Buzz Mohawk
    On his old stand-up comedy records, Bill Cosby told stories about his father beating him. The routines included hyperbolic descriptions of brobdingnagian belts with rivets and hooks.

    Such lovely men.

    Bill Cosby: “My father established our relationship when I was seven years old. He looked at me and said, ‘You know, I brought you in this world, and I can take you out. And it don’t make no difference to me, I’ll make another one look just like you.’”

    Funny in a disturbing sort of way.

    • Replies: @anonymous
    "Funny in a disturbing sort of way."

    It was...black comedians often worked a poor or abusive childhood home life into their routines...I think it was Nipsy Russell who said, "My Dad was so generous, we all got an allowance. Every day, he gave us each a quarter. And every night, he used to rob us."
    Black comedians (Nipsy and someone else?) used to do a variation of the Yorkshiremen routine that Monty Python later made famous (something like e.g., "We were so poor that we were evicted from our house." Reply: "You had a house? We lived in a cardboard box in the middle of the road." etc.)
    , @bomag

    'I brought you in this world, and I can take you out. And it don’t make no difference to me, I’ll make another one look just like you.’”
     
    Classic Cosby line, and he made it work with his folksy style.

    As you note, it is a bit disturbing, and highlights that in many ways human life is a commodity. Our concern about rights and compassion can get washed away when the sheer number of people demanding such overwhelms our ability to deliver.
    , @Cortes
    Very Roman:

    https://www.britannica.com/topic/patria-protestas

    A friend who lives in a small city in Michigan has told me many stories about threats made by black mothers of wayward kids in stores about sanctions by dad on returning home and how the kids usually become obedient straight away.

  36. No, Al was definitely picked by Whitey to lead the black mob. He could have been prosecuted for any number of crimes in the old days and he was rumored to have quite a few blackmail type sexual peccadilloes that could be used against him. Who better for Whitey to have leading the blacks than a buffoon like Al? Guy’s not smart and looks ridiculous.

  37. @Dave Pinsen
    For all of his odiousness, Al Sharpton's authenticity almost makes him likeable. In a debate during one of his New York political campaigns, one of his opponents said, "I disagree with my friend Al Sharpton" and Sharpton cut him off: "I disagree that we're friends".

    “Authenticity” he may have, but Al Sharpton was also a long-time paid informant for the FBI. Most well-known was his work on the investigation of boxing promoter Don King.

    But, it turns out that Sharpton also recorded members of NY’s infamous Genovese Crime Family/Mob back in the 1980’s (with a wire hidden in a briefcase! Classic!), and his information was crucial to the FBI’s case against

    The notorious Capo was Vincent “Chin” Gigante.

    To rat on the Genovese family meant that Rev. Al was really, really tight with the FBI, and really, really sure the FBI could protect him.

    (Apparently, they could.)

    Even more fascinating (and Saileresque!), one of the FBI’s targets in the Genovese family was long-time record industry crook and rip-off man, Morris Levy.

    Levy founded Roulette Records and was a owner of the legendary Birdland Jazz Club.

    Spike Lee’s father, Bill, was a bassist on “No Coast Jazz”, an acclaimed 1960 recording on the Roulette Record label.

    Spike Lee, as Steve has noted many times, in his movie “Mo Better Blues”, reflected his father’s bitterness at being ripped off by Jewish record industry types – Morris Levy!

    So, Al Sharpton’s career comes full-circle back to classic Steve posts: Sharpton – the consumate “authentic” black man but who turned out to be a long-time, paid FBI stoolie – helped to bring down the same (con man/thief/frontman for mobsters) who chiseled countless people, including Spike Lee’s father, out of their music money.

    Everything really is just one long Steve Sailer post . . .

    https://www.cosanostranews.com/2014/04/rev-sharpton-was-paid-fbi-mafia.html

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morris_Levy

  38. Papa didn’t cuss
    He didn’t raise a whole lotta fuss
    But when we did wrong
    Papa beat the hell out of us

    — James Brown, Papa Don’t Take No Mess

  39. The late, great NYC talk show host Bob Grant frequently railed against Al Sharpton, yet Sharpton would come on Grant’s show and they seemed fairly amicable, so much so that callers would take Grant to task for it. Con man that he is, Sharpton can be charming in his own way, quick-witted and fearless. Nevertheless, it’s hard to think of a single positive contribution he’s made to race relations in America. He always makes things worse.

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman
    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
    People say the same nice things about Donna Brazile, the Democrat party apparatchik who transmitted debate questions in advance from CNN to Hillary Clinton. She now has a high-paying gig with Fox News as one of their "friendly opposition" characters, like Juan Williams.

    Even if a rattlesnake is somehow appealing, it is still a rattlesnake.

    , @Hypnotoad666
    I think the key to Sharpton's likeability is that he knows he's a hustler and doesn't necessarily believe his own bullsh*t.

    Even if you disagree with a person like that you can appreciate his skills and talk shop.

    But white true-believer SJWs, on the other hand, are not the kind of people you'd want to have a beer with.
    , @Dan Hayes
    Harry Baldwin:

    Bob Grant respected Malcolm X's intellect, but did not waste much respect on Martin L King!
  40. anonymous[354] • Disclaimer says:
    @Harry Baldwin
    Bill Cosby: "My father established our relationship when I was seven years old. He looked at me and said, 'You know, I brought you in this world, and I can take you out. And it don't make no difference to me, I'll make another one look just like you.'"

    Funny in a disturbing sort of way.

    “Funny in a disturbing sort of way.”

    It was…black comedians often worked a poor or abusive childhood home life into their routines…I think it was Nipsy Russell who said, “My Dad was so generous, we all got an allowance. Every day, he gave us each a quarter. And every night, he used to rob us.”
    Black comedians (Nipsy and someone else?) used to do a variation of the Yorkshiremen routine that Monty Python later made famous (something like e.g., “We were so poor that we were evicted from our house.” Reply: “You had a house? We lived in a cardboard box in the middle of the road.” etc.)

    • Replies: @Alfa158
    Don’t forget:
    “We were so poor we lived in a shack with a dirt floor.”
    “Dirt!? You had dirt!? You must have been rich, we would have killed to have dirt!”
  41. @Harry Baldwin
    The late, great NYC talk show host Bob Grant frequently railed against Al Sharpton, yet Sharpton would come on Grant's show and they seemed fairly amicable, so much so that callers would take Grant to task for it. Con man that he is, Sharpton can be charming in his own way, quick-witted and fearless. Nevertheless, it's hard to think of a single positive contribution he's made to race relations in America. He always makes things worse.

    People say the same nice things about Donna Brazile, the Democrat party apparatchik who transmitted debate questions in advance from CNN to Hillary Clinton. She now has a high-paying gig with Fox News as one of their “friendly opposition” characters, like Juan Williams.

    Even if a rattlesnake is somehow appealing, it is still a rattlesnake.

    • Agree: fish
    • Replies: @anonymous
    Fox is way, way, too unfair and unbalanced.
    It is a clever move on Fox's part to hire Dem party loyalists and progressives like Juan Williams and Brazile to give the network some balance...without them, all you have is a bunch of honkies agreeing with one another.
    Perhaps Fox can transform itself into a true reporter of the news this way.
    I would like to see that.
    , @Dan Hayes
    Buzz Mohawk:

    Rattlesnake or not, Steve S seems to have a soft spot in his heart for her!
  42. Sharpton claims Jesse Jackson appointed him the youth director of the MLK founded shakedown program Operation Breadbasket in 1969 when he was 16. I think that would have been the end of the family’s time in poverty, assuming he wasn’t making enough to keep them out of poverty under the table while his mom was still taking welfare. If Sharpton’s mother thought having a new Cadillac every year was middle class, I doubt they were ever as poor as he claims.

    • Replies: @snorlax

    If Sharpton’s mother thought having a new Cadillac every year was middle class, I doubt they were ever as poor as he claims.
     
    Blacks don't save anything; they spend all their money as soon as they earn it,* and they spend more on their cars than their houses. Go to a black neighborhood, or at least one of the relatively nicer ones, and you'll often find one or two late model luxury cars (probably leased or bought on credit) parked outside small one story houses with dead lawns and peeling paint.

    A new luxury car every year implies upper class for whites and other nonblacks (give or take the subset of whom Steve calls "gold chain" types), but middle class or even lower middle class for blacks.

    *Which explains why Sharpton's mom ended up on skid row the instant she lost her source of income.
  43. @Dave Pinsen
    It sounds like the kind of mistake made by a transcriber rather than a speaker.

    No, sounds like Sharpton. He is notoriously prone to malapropisms. I think he probably melded “bourgeoisie” and “bush league” together in his mind. My dad used to do stuff like that. I think it’s pretty typical of working class guys of the Archie Bunker era — that portrayal was drawn from accurate stereotypes.

  44. So Al went from being James Brown’s surrogate son to being one of Obama’s surrogate fathers. 118 visits to the Obama WH…I guess somebody had to replace Daddy Wright, and Jesse wanted to cut Obama’s nuts off, so here we are.

  45. White women love Sharpton and the Squad. Heck the Squad has a much higher approval rating among suburban White women than Trump account to the latest polls.

    That’s the thing. Tribe. White women are part of the other tribe. Always have been always will be.

    Say what you about Black fathers but they don’t cuck out like Whiu men. From MLK down they know how to pimp slap a ho. You don’t see Black women on tirades against their men like Kirsten Gillibrand.

    Compared to nice guys worn don’t punish philandering or physical abuse.

    • Replies: @e
    You're full of it. White women hate the slimy, ugly Al. The only thing that they are unsure of is whether FAT AL or SKINNY AL is more repulsive.
    , @Walsh2
    "You don’t see Black women on tirades against their men like Kirsten Gillibrand."

    Huh? Black women going on tirades against their men is upwards of 90% of their entire existence. And it crosses all socioeconomic, state, national, rural/urban, smart/dumb, pretty/ugly, fat/skinny, and dark skin/light skin boundaries.
    , @Authenticjazzman
    " You don't see Black women on tirades against their men"

    Dead wrong, myself a native Detroiter who was raised black by an angelic black lady ( because of these several years under her watchful eyes I perhaps have more insider info on the black expericence then any conventional white person) and still I smile when I think of her, and because of her I became a jazz player, as she would have the black radio stations going for hours on end,I can still recall hearing Billy Eckstein and Dizzy, while she tended to the house as my mother was out working.

    Anyway you obviously have no experience in this field black ladies do in fact rule their men folk with an iron thumb, and tirades when required.

    Authenticjazzman "Mensa" qualified since 1973, airborne trained U S Army vet, and pro jazz musician with fifty-plus years of swinging under his belt.

    , @AnotherDad
    Whiskey, you're seriously all over the map here.

    -- White women don't love Al. A certain segment of them approve of "the squad". That's a different group with a different "vibe" and different appeal than Al.

    -- You haven't been around any black women if you think they don't have tirades about their men or "their" men. If you're looking for female compliance and lack of lip ... a black woman is not your go to. What is true is that they aren't ready to sell out their race the way Kristin Gillibrand is doing. They are racially loyal.

    -- Finally this:

    White women are part of the other tribe. Always have been always will be.
     
    is just wrong--the "always have been" bit. White women used to be quite racially loyal. White people--with a culture of strong families of men and women together--utterly dominated the world.

    What's going on is that women are ... narrative compliant. Women simply aren't men--if they were evolution wasn't doing it's job. Woman are much more compliant, they observe and respond to the reigning social conventions and do that. (A seconds' thought about human reproduction explains why this would be the case.) And unfortunately, "the narrative" in America--in the West--was captured by Jewish minoritarianism (minorities good, majorities bad) starting a couple generations back. That's the reigning narrative, the reigning ideology and so that supplies the social norms that white women are complying with. "I'm a good person so i think good thoughts about minorities and immigrants and want to help them ... "

    You want to fight against this then, give due praise to the quality white women who have the fortitude to reject this, who are not race traitors. (A majority of married white women voted for Trump.) And then challenge minoritarianism wherever you go and work to purge it from your church, you civic organization, you friends, your family. Clarify what's going on and challenge the evil of minoritarianism head on. You have the right to live as a white man according to your norms, values, culture, preserving them in your neighborhood and nation for your children and generations to come.

    There is no other path. This is a race war--a race war directed against you.
  46. I wonder who really wrote that book review. No way Al Sharpton wrote it. Maybe William Ayers?

  47. Hillary carried hot sauce in her purse. It doesn’t get more authentic than that.

    • LOL: Kylie, Buzz Mohawk
  48. My mother went from having a new Cadillac every year

    The beginning of the end of Detroit…

    Unless he meant this:

    • Replies: @PiltdownMan
    I would ordinarily have posted a video of the Clash singing "Brand New Cadillac" in reply but will refrain, since it would be dissonant in a thread about James Brown.
    , @carol
    Strange that the meme-maker has not observed the spelling of "Cadillac."
    , @Jack D
    Very telling confession about black culture (although I bet Sharpton is lying). I know a lot of Wypipo who could afford a brand new Cadillac every year but they don't get one. They buy a car (sometimes even a Cadillac) and they keep it for many many years. Sometimes they don't even buy a brand new car after the old one gives up the ghost even though they could damn well afford it - they get one of those "certified pre-owned" jobbies because luxury cars lose their value very quickly. I am talking about people who have net worths that Sharpton's mama could not begin to imagine, but they refuse to waste their money on an asset whose value is going to plummet like a stone just so that they can show off.

    Maybe if Sharpton's moma had been saving and investing some of that money that she was spending on Cadillacs then instead of having to scrub floors (and live in projects paid for by the taxes of kind of people I am talking) about the day after her husband took off, she would have had something to fall back on.

    And yet somehow this is all whitey's fault.
  49. Why not mention that Al Sharpton was an FBI informant?

    • Replies: @Clifford Brown
    Sharpton admits that he got involved with organized crime elements due to his relationship with James Brown. Of course, Sharpton says that he "Was a cat, not a rat."

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYwFkCeOJfU
  50. Along with his obvious entrepreneurial talents, we have evidence of his focus and discipline just by looking at the previous very obese Sharpton and the recent slim Sharpton.

    Anybody who can lose that much weight and keep it off is a person with fortitude.

    And when you go down the list of the truly awful things he’s done, and yet here he is is all his glory, you have to give it — or something — to the guy. Top of list is being savagely satirized in a best selling novel, and STILL keepin’ on, keepin’ on.

    Most of us would have crumbled.

    Then again, sociopathic amorality really helps.

  51. @black sea
    It seems that for a lot of black men, their anger toward the larger society and its "systemic racism" draws much of its energy from the absence or departure of their father from their lives.

    Daddy issues are are at the heart of the left’s angst. E.g. Tump is clearly a father figure, and one of the main reasons he is hated by the left and why their hatred has the appearance of a psychosis.

    • Replies: @Kronos
    I thought it was more lefty baby boomer “anger nostalgia” of Nixon’s 1968 Presidential victory.

    “According to FBI statistics, the United States experienced more than 2,500 domestic bombings in just 18 months in 1971 and 1972, with virtually no solved crimes and barely any significant prosecutions.”

    -Days of Rage book

    The thing is, if they try any of that again they’ll get a one-way ticket to Guantanamo Bay.


    https://youtu.be/JnKMKAEvLxM

  52. James Brown was not just a musical genius, he was politically astute.
    Consider some of his lyrics
    “Let’s get together, buy some land
    Raise our food just like the Man
    Save our money like the Mob
    Put up a factory, own the job!”

  53. @Reg Cæsar

    My mother went from having a new Cadillac every year
     
    The beginning of the end of Detroit...

    Unless he meant this:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=K8dY9lF0BiI

    I would ordinarily have posted a video of the Clash singing “Brand New Cadillac” in reply but will refrain, since it would be dissonant in a thread about James Brown.

  54. @Reg Cæsar

    My mother went from having a new Cadillac every year
     
    The beginning of the end of Detroit...

    Unless he meant this:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=K8dY9lF0BiI

    Strange that the meme-maker has not observed the spelling of “Cadillac.”

  55. @Harry Baldwin
    The late, great NYC talk show host Bob Grant frequently railed against Al Sharpton, yet Sharpton would come on Grant's show and they seemed fairly amicable, so much so that callers would take Grant to task for it. Con man that he is, Sharpton can be charming in his own way, quick-witted and fearless. Nevertheless, it's hard to think of a single positive contribution he's made to race relations in America. He always makes things worse.

    I think the key to Sharpton’s likeability is that he knows he’s a hustler and doesn’t necessarily believe his own bullsh*t.

    Even if you disagree with a person like that you can appreciate his skills and talk shop.

    But white true-believer SJWs, on the other hand, are not the kind of people you’d want to have a beer with.

    • Agree: Harry Baldwin
    • Replies: @bomag
    Agree here.

    I always figured Sharpton was kept around purely for the entertainment value.
    , @Jack D
    You would if it was an organic vegan beer made with Fair Trade grain and produced by employees who had been paid a living wage and from a brewer that was not unbearably white and preferably LBGTXYZ. Otherwise, forget it.
    , @bob greene
    The scratch your back nature of Rev. Sharpton was deftly parodied in the Boondocks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zP_12j-sPO4
  56. @Buzz Mohawk
    On his old stand-up comedy records, Bill Cosby told stories about his father beating him. The routines included hyperbolic descriptions of brobdingnagian belts with rivets and hooks.

    Such lovely men.

    I’m sure they’d blame their fathers’ beatings on racism from society. Personally, I’d blame a short temper ignited by alcohol. My dad quit drinking for that reason (and others).

    I feel like I’m starting to sound like Billy Sunday, finding the bottle to be the source of all society’s ills. Well, I know that’s not true; you can blame drugs too.

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
    There is a lot of bad stuff that results from alcohol. I was as close to it as anyone. (Just part of my White privilege.)

    However, personal behavior is each person's own responsibility. We don't make knives illegal just because most of us wish, at one time or another, to slice up our opposition.

    Herein lies the truth about the statistical responsibility of demographic groups.

    BTW I'm glad your father figured it out. That exemplifies the difference between our cohort and others. As I made clear, my father never beat me again.

  57. @Harry Baldwin
    Bill Cosby: "My father established our relationship when I was seven years old. He looked at me and said, 'You know, I brought you in this world, and I can take you out. And it don't make no difference to me, I'll make another one look just like you.'"

    Funny in a disturbing sort of way.

    ‘I brought you in this world, and I can take you out. And it don’t make no difference to me, I’ll make another one look just like you.’”

    Classic Cosby line, and he made it work with his folksy style.

    As you note, it is a bit disturbing, and highlights that in many ways human life is a commodity. Our concern about rights and compassion can get washed away when the sheer number of people demanding such overwhelms our ability to deliver.

  58. @Hypnotoad666
    I think the key to Sharpton's likeability is that he knows he's a hustler and doesn't necessarily believe his own bullsh*t.

    Even if you disagree with a person like that you can appreciate his skills and talk shop.

    But white true-believer SJWs, on the other hand, are not the kind of people you'd want to have a beer with.

    Agree here.

    I always figured Sharpton was kept around purely for the entertainment value.

  59. Seen him in courtrooms across NYC. When there’s a lull in things, very approachable, polite. When the TV camera light goes on, different story.

    His finances are an absolute mess. Suspicion has long been he got a get out of jail free card for being a federal informant early in his career. And sadly his time with James Brown coincides with Brown’s fall due to drugs. There’s a story there that is told only in bits and pieces-

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2601734/Al-Sharpton-flipped-FBI-informant-caught-talking-drug-deals-undercover-agent.html

    If you want to see a good thumbnail of Brown’s greatness and his mindset, surprisingly Mike Judge of “Beavis&Butthead” fame is a good start-

    https://www.cinemax.com/mike-judge-presents-tales-from-the-tour-bus/season-2/episode-5.html

  60. And then they came for Ellen Pompeo.

    Ellen Pompeo slammed for calling Kamala Harris ‘overconfident’: ‘Black women are allowed only a certain amount of confidence’

    The internet did not respond kindly to Ellen Pompeo calling Kamala Harris “overconfident.” The Grey’s Anatomy star was tuned into the second Democratic debate on Wednesday, but riled people up with remarks about Harris on Twitter.

    Pompeo’s controversial comment came in response to a Bloomberg tweet suggesting that an “emerging trend” in the debate was that Kamala Harris only wanted to debate Biden. The star’s response: “Because she’s overconfident and believes he is her only competition.”

    Because she’s overconfident and believes he is her only competition https://t.co/HYPRXtoLIr

    — Ellen Pompeo (@EllenPompeo) August 1, 2019
    Many interpreted her criticism as a “racial comment,” and took Pompeo to task. “Black women are allowed only a certain amount of confidence,” one person tweeted. “Must always yield something to whatever white man is around.

    https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/ellen-pompeo-slammed-for-calling-kamala-harris-overconfident-black-women-are-allowed-only-a-certain-amount-of-confidence-145939924.html

    • Replies: @Hypnotoad666

    Ellen Pompeo slammed for calling Kamala Harris ‘overconfident’
     
    I believe the correct phrase is "uppity."

    Also, if Kamala "the Tamil Tiger" Harris keeps playing the black card, how long until someone publicly calls her out as not black enough to go there.
  61. @Buzz Mohawk
    On his old stand-up comedy records, Bill Cosby told stories about his father beating him. The routines included hyperbolic descriptions of brobdingnagian belts with rivets and hooks.

    Such lovely men.

    That Cosby’s father administered corporal punishment does not mean that he was not a lovely man (I don’t know whether he was or wasn’t, either way). Being present and concerned enough to punish your kids if they stray from the right path is a big improvement over what most black kids get, which is a largely absent father and no one present to teach them right from wrong. When Cosby mentioned his fear of being whupped, it was in the context of love and affection for his parents, who cared about him and wanted him to turn out right.

    Cosby’s dad raised a kid who was very successful for many decades until MeToo caught up with him, so he must have done something right.

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk

    Cosby’s dad raised a kid who was very successful for many decades until MeToo caught up with him, so he must have done something right.
     
    Well, yeah, you got that right about a kid who was successful, but you left out the part about date rape drugs and ending up in prison.

    Close, but no cigar.
    , @Jesse
    I do so love how conservatives talk like this, and then whine that women flee to the other side.
    , @tyrone
    Sure ,right , he didn't brutalize the women he raped ……..a real humanitarian
    , @Anonymous
    Unruly kids will be disciplined. The question is whether this will be done by their parents, who love them, or by strangers, who don't.
  62. Al Sharpton says:

    “My mother went from having a new Cadillac every year to scrubbing floors so I’d have a suit to wear to church on Sunday. I was mad about that.”

    Al Sharpton was a rich boy who got the blues because his daddy ditched him big time.

    Al Sharpton loves to live in leafy White suburban towns that are mostly White.

    Hillary Clinton loves to live in leafy suburban towns that are mostly White.

    Sharpton’s leafy White town was in New Jersey and Hillary Clinton’s leafy White town is in New York state.

    Sharpton didn’t get as fat as a house a while back by eating leafy kinds of meals — I think Sharpton was chowing down on fatty and delicious foods with a high calorie count. That don’t make Al Sharpton a bad person. Sharpton is slender now and he ain’t as much as he was when he was fat.

    Tweets from 2015:

  63. @Hypnotoad666
    I think the key to Sharpton's likeability is that he knows he's a hustler and doesn't necessarily believe his own bullsh*t.

    Even if you disagree with a person like that you can appreciate his skills and talk shop.

    But white true-believer SJWs, on the other hand, are not the kind of people you'd want to have a beer with.

    You would if it was an organic vegan beer made with Fair Trade grain and produced by employees who had been paid a living wage and from a brewer that was not unbearably white and preferably LBGTXYZ. Otherwise, forget it.

  64. Sharpton had white libs pegged a long time ago, taking full advantage of his insight into their naivete and moral vacuity, so that he knows exactly which notes to strike and when. Tom Wolfe’s depiction of Reverend Bacon in “Bonfire Of The Vanities” (who in reality was supposed to be Sharpton) was a hoot and spot-on.

    Whatever he is, Sharpton ain’t no dummy.

  65. @Buzz Mohawk
    On his old stand-up comedy records, Bill Cosby told stories about his father beating him. The routines included hyperbolic descriptions of brobdingnagian belts with rivets and hooks.

    Such lovely men.

    A former coworker (black man from Mississippi) mentioned on occasion being whupped by his daddy.

    A lot of black fathers may not stick around but those that do tend not to spare the rod.

  66. This is bewildering to me. There is nothing to like about Sharpton.

    He is a race baiting liar, hoaxer, a rotten human being.

    Ann Coulter devoted an entire chapter to Sharpton in “Mugged,” where she details
    the long list of his outright hoaxes.

    He has ruined the lives of countless innocent white people.

    I’m not sure what James Brown’s endorsement means, other than the fact that Brown wasn’t
    too bright either.

  67. @Reg Cæsar

    My mother went from having a new Cadillac every year
     
    The beginning of the end of Detroit...

    Unless he meant this:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=K8dY9lF0BiI

    Very telling confession about black culture (although I bet Sharpton is lying). I know a lot of Wypipo who could afford a brand new Cadillac every year but they don’t get one. They buy a car (sometimes even a Cadillac) and they keep it for many many years. Sometimes they don’t even buy a brand new car after the old one gives up the ghost even though they could damn well afford it – they get one of those “certified pre-owned” jobbies because luxury cars lose their value very quickly. I am talking about people who have net worths that Sharpton’s mama could not begin to imagine, but they refuse to waste their money on an asset whose value is going to plummet like a stone just so that they can show off.

    Maybe if Sharpton’s moma had been saving and investing some of that money that she was spending on Cadillacs then instead of having to scrub floors (and live in projects paid for by the taxes of kind of people I am talking) about the day after her husband took off, she would have had something to fall back on.

    And yet somehow this is all whitey’s fault.

    • Replies: @Alfa158
    The quality and durability of cars has improved so much we haven’t bought a new car in over twenty years. If you’re patient and take time to search sites like CarFax, you can find lease-return luxury cars that have the color and equipment you want, and with barely broken-in mileage for 20-30k under their original price. New cars aren’t even on the table anymore for us.
    (Hat tip: the exceptions to this strategy are Italian luxury and sports cars. Buy new, sell before the warranty expires. If you still want to buy a used Ferrari here is the rule of thumb: Look at the odometer mileage. Multiply by 2. That will be your first service bill.)
  68. @Whiskey
    White women love Sharpton and the Squad. Heck the Squad has a much higher approval rating among suburban White women than Trump account to the latest polls.

    That's the thing. Tribe. White women are part of the other tribe. Always have been always will be.

    Say what you about Black fathers but they don't cuck out like Whiu men. From MLK down they know how to pimp slap a ho. You don't see Black women on tirades against their men like Kirsten Gillibrand.

    Compared to nice guys worn don't punish philandering or physical abuse.

    You’re full of it. White women hate the slimy, ugly Al. The only thing that they are unsure of is whether FAT AL or SKINNY AL is more repulsive.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    . The only thing that they are unsure of is whether FAT AL or SKINNY AL is more repulsive.
     
    "Hey, hey, hey!"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r87cIxZXEME
    , @Whiskey
    Not talking about Sharpton though being a famous Black man on tv makes him likeabke I suspect.

    He is the foremost and prominent civil rights leader. The voice of Black America. For women fame is everything.

    But you don't see Black women in a rage trashing their men even after a beat down of epic proportions by said men. You see White Women in a shaking rage over a nerds dongle joke or even a White kid just existing. Gillibrand has a plan to shoot every White boy in America.
  69. @Buzz Mohawk
    On his old stand-up comedy records, Bill Cosby told stories about his father beating him. The routines included hyperbolic descriptions of brobdingnagian belts with rivets and hooks.

    Such lovely men.

    All black comedians have that bit. And the conclusion is always “I needed it”. Cue shots of entire audience nodding in unison. Same thing with blue collar comedians. When rednecks and black church ladies agree on something, it’s probably true.

    Society probably works best when the dumb kids who can only understand the world through direct physical sensations are beaten, and the sensitive, smart kids are reasoned with. Using either approach for both results in the sensitive kids being victimized.

    Thing is, this is impossible to legislate. Another reason why people need to be as similar as possible for things to work.

  70. @Jack D
    That Cosby's father administered corporal punishment does not mean that he was not a lovely man (I don't know whether he was or wasn't, either way). Being present and concerned enough to punish your kids if they stray from the right path is a big improvement over what most black kids get, which is a largely absent father and no one present to teach them right from wrong. When Cosby mentioned his fear of being whupped, it was in the context of love and affection for his parents, who cared about him and wanted him to turn out right.

    Cosby's dad raised a kid who was very successful for many decades until MeToo caught up with him, so he must have done something right.

    Cosby’s dad raised a kid who was very successful for many decades until MeToo caught up with him, so he must have done something right.

    Well, yeah, you got that right about a kid who was successful, but you left out the part about date rape drugs and ending up in prison.

    Close, but no cigar.

  71. @Jack D
    That Cosby's father administered corporal punishment does not mean that he was not a lovely man (I don't know whether he was or wasn't, either way). Being present and concerned enough to punish your kids if they stray from the right path is a big improvement over what most black kids get, which is a largely absent father and no one present to teach them right from wrong. When Cosby mentioned his fear of being whupped, it was in the context of love and affection for his parents, who cared about him and wanted him to turn out right.

    Cosby's dad raised a kid who was very successful for many decades until MeToo caught up with him, so he must have done something right.

    I do so love how conservatives talk like this, and then whine that women flee to the other side.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    What is "this"? Cosby was undeniably successful for many decades, in the white man's world. He was once one of America's biggest stars and universally admired.

    Does the fact that he has now been MeTooed retroactively negate all of his past accomplishments? Apparently this is how MeToo works - once you have become anathema, you can never be spoken of again except to be condemned, but that's not how real life works. If women flee from conservatism because conservatives give an honest assessment of history, then good riddance - it's impossible to have a just society where people get erased from the history books because they have been purged as though we were in Stalinist Russia.
    , @Anonymous
    Stop stroking yourself. Conservatives need the political support of feeble-minded Montessori feminist women as much as Likud needs to practice more outreach to Hamas
  72. @stillCARealist
    I'm sure they'd blame their fathers' beatings on racism from society. Personally, I'd blame a short temper ignited by alcohol. My dad quit drinking for that reason (and others).

    I feel like I'm starting to sound like Billy Sunday, finding the bottle to be the source of all society's ills. Well, I know that's not true; you can blame drugs too.

    There is a lot of bad stuff that results from alcohol. I was as close to it as anyone. (Just part of my White privilege.)

    However, personal behavior is each person’s own responsibility. We don’t make knives illegal just because most of us wish, at one time or another, to slice up our opposition.

    Herein lies the truth about the statistical responsibility of demographic groups.

    BTW I’m glad your father figured it out. That exemplifies the difference between our cohort and others. As I made clear, my father never beat me again.

  73. @Harry Baldwin
    Bill Cosby: "My father established our relationship when I was seven years old. He looked at me and said, 'You know, I brought you in this world, and I can take you out. And it don't make no difference to me, I'll make another one look just like you.'"

    Funny in a disturbing sort of way.

    Very Roman:

    https://www.britannica.com/topic/patria-protestas

    A friend who lives in a small city in Michigan has told me many stories about threats made by black mothers of wayward kids in stores about sanctions by dad on returning home and how the kids usually become obedient straight away.

  74. Everything anyone needs to know about Al Sharpton is that his dishonest exploitation of the Brawley case led a top police officer to commit suicide.

    • Agree: Ibound1, Kylie
  75. @Whiskey
    White women love Sharpton and the Squad. Heck the Squad has a much higher approval rating among suburban White women than Trump account to the latest polls.

    That's the thing. Tribe. White women are part of the other tribe. Always have been always will be.

    Say what you about Black fathers but they don't cuck out like Whiu men. From MLK down they know how to pimp slap a ho. You don't see Black women on tirades against their men like Kirsten Gillibrand.

    Compared to nice guys worn don't punish philandering or physical abuse.

    “You don’t see Black women on tirades against their men like Kirsten Gillibrand.”

    Huh? Black women going on tirades against their men is upwards of 90% of their entire existence. And it crosses all socioeconomic, state, national, rural/urban, smart/dumb, pretty/ugly, fat/skinny, and dark skin/light skin boundaries.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    This, this is frequently cited by brothas as a reason to mix, in fact Chris Rock had a bit about it.
    ... I can't isolate it but the gist was that a white woman, being more feminine, would accept a particular role, whereas a black woman will compete with you for the same role.
  76. @Buzz Mohawk
    On his old stand-up comedy records, Bill Cosby told stories about his father beating him. The routines included hyperbolic descriptions of brobdingnagian belts with rivets and hooks.

    Such lovely men.

    I remember the one about his wife administering the whuppings with a yardstick, where the children smile beatifically as if to say that they cannot sleep before they’ve had their beating.

  77. FWIW, There is one fewer child molester with a Z-name in the world today:

    https://news.yahoo.com/convicted-florida-child-molester-beaten-015857195.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_04

    • Replies: @Clyde
    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9644108/paedo-drowned-prison-toilet-florida/
    Killed in prison via being drowned in the toilet bowl.
  78. @Whiskey
    White women love Sharpton and the Squad. Heck the Squad has a much higher approval rating among suburban White women than Trump account to the latest polls.

    That's the thing. Tribe. White women are part of the other tribe. Always have been always will be.

    Say what you about Black fathers but they don't cuck out like Whiu men. From MLK down they know how to pimp slap a ho. You don't see Black women on tirades against their men like Kirsten Gillibrand.

    Compared to nice guys worn don't punish philandering or physical abuse.

    ” You don’t see Black women on tirades against their men”

    Dead wrong, myself a native Detroiter who was raised black by an angelic black lady ( because of these several years under her watchful eyes I perhaps have more insider info on the black expericence then any conventional white person) and still I smile when I think of her, and because of her I became a jazz player, as she would have the black radio stations going for hours on end,I can still recall hearing Billy Eckstein and Dizzy, while she tended to the house as my mother was out working.

    Anyway you obviously have no experience in this field black ladies do in fact rule their men folk with an iron thumb, and tirades when required.

    Authenticjazzman “Mensa” qualified since 1973, airborne trained U S Army vet, and pro jazz musician with fifty-plus years of swinging under his belt.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    Certainly tirades in private but I think that (American) blacks in general are (perhaps understandably) hesitant to criticize black bad behavior in front of whitey. Whereas white women nowadays seem eager to throw white men under the bus at every opportunity.

    OTOH, I have heard Caribbean and African blacks speak about American blacks in terms that would embarrass David Duke.
    , @Whiskey
    Maybe in private. When have you heard Oprah, Michelle Obama, Ilhan Omar, Beyonce etc disparage Black men in public like 99% of White female professionals do?
  79. Sharpton is an authentic POS.

  80. @George Taylor
    And then they came for Ellen Pompeo.

    Ellen Pompeo slammed for calling Kamala Harris 'overconfident': 'Black women are allowed only a certain amount of confidence'

    The internet did not respond kindly to Ellen Pompeo calling Kamala Harris “overconfident.” The Grey’s Anatomy star was tuned into the second Democratic debate on Wednesday, but riled people up with remarks about Harris on Twitter.

    Pompeo’s controversial comment came in response to a Bloomberg tweet suggesting that an “emerging trend” in the debate was that Kamala Harris only wanted to debate Biden. The star’s response: “Because she’s overconfident and believes he is her only competition.”

    Because she’s overconfident and believes he is her only competition https://t.co/HYPRXtoLIr

    — Ellen Pompeo (@EllenPompeo) August 1, 2019
    Many interpreted her criticism as a “racial comment,” and took Pompeo to task. “Black women are allowed only a certain amount of confidence,” one person tweeted. “Must always yield something to whatever white man is around.
     
    https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/ellen-pompeo-slammed-for-calling-kamala-harris-overconfident-black-women-are-allowed-only-a-certain-amount-of-confidence-145939924.html

    Ellen Pompeo slammed for calling Kamala Harris ‘overconfident’

    I believe the correct phrase is “uppity.”

    Also, if Kamala “the Tamil Tiger” Harris keeps playing the black card, how long until someone publicly calls her out as not black enough to go there.

  81. @Jesse
    I do so love how conservatives talk like this, and then whine that women flee to the other side.

    What is “this”? Cosby was undeniably successful for many decades, in the white man’s world. He was once one of America’s biggest stars and universally admired.

    Does the fact that he has now been MeTooed retroactively negate all of his past accomplishments? Apparently this is how MeToo works – once you have become anathema, you can never be spoken of again except to be condemned, but that’s not how real life works. If women flee from conservatism because conservatives give an honest assessment of history, then good riddance – it’s impossible to have a just society where people get erased from the history books because they have been purged as though we were in Stalinist Russia.

    • Replies: @snorlax
    He's a convicted rapist, and would be convicted serial rapist but for the statute of limitations. That's a little more than simply "being MeTooed." His past contributions to TV and standup comedy, however enjoyable, do not outweigh or even come close to outweighing the moral turpitude of being a serial rapist.

    I agree with Jesse that most women would find it perplexing and upsetting that you feel the need to defend him.
  82. Donald Trump likes her. (Donald Trump, Junior, that is. Perhaps looking ahead to next fall.)

    But others don’t:

    Reminder: we can still be pro-reparations while acknowledging that a fat-shaming, anti-vaxx, anti-science scam artist shouldn’t be allowed within 100 yards of the white house.

    Who can you trust on science and politics, if not someone named Ijeoma Oluo?

  83. @Authenticjazzman
    " You don't see Black women on tirades against their men"

    Dead wrong, myself a native Detroiter who was raised black by an angelic black lady ( because of these several years under her watchful eyes I perhaps have more insider info on the black expericence then any conventional white person) and still I smile when I think of her, and because of her I became a jazz player, as she would have the black radio stations going for hours on end,I can still recall hearing Billy Eckstein and Dizzy, while she tended to the house as my mother was out working.

    Anyway you obviously have no experience in this field black ladies do in fact rule their men folk with an iron thumb, and tirades when required.

    Authenticjazzman "Mensa" qualified since 1973, airborne trained U S Army vet, and pro jazz musician with fifty-plus years of swinging under his belt.

    Certainly tirades in private but I think that (American) blacks in general are (perhaps understandably) hesitant to criticize black bad behavior in front of whitey. Whereas white women nowadays seem eager to throw white men under the bus at every opportunity.

    OTOH, I have heard Caribbean and African blacks speak about American blacks in terms that would embarrass David Duke.

  84. @Hypnotoad666
    I think the key to Sharpton's likeability is that he knows he's a hustler and doesn't necessarily believe his own bullsh*t.

    Even if you disagree with a person like that you can appreciate his skills and talk shop.

    But white true-believer SJWs, on the other hand, are not the kind of people you'd want to have a beer with.

    The scratch your back nature of Rev. Sharpton was deftly parodied in the Boondocks:

  85. Steve Sailer, when you start approving comments that have been awaiting moderation for a while, why do the most recent ones get approved first, and the earliest ones last? And why do they get approved only a few at a time, rather than all at once? I know, “moderated at whim”, but there’s a noticeable pattern to your whims, and it’s not logical. I’ve got one that’s been waiting since 5 AM, CST.

  86. @Polynikes
    Al Sharpton is an unabashed race hustler. Not sure I admire that. He is, though, a fairly zealous advocate for his own race which I can understand. The question is, has he done more to help his race or enrich himself?

    “Rev. Al is authentic. He’s not somebody picked out by white elites to be a leader of blacks.”

    Who is more authentic Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton? Also any bets on groomed successors? They’re both getting up there in age.

  87. @Chris from Gresham (though not for long)
    Daddy issues are are at the heart of the left's angst. E.g. Tump is clearly a father figure, and one of the main reasons he is hated by the left and why their hatred has the appearance of a psychosis.

    I thought it was more lefty baby boomer “anger nostalgia” of Nixon’s 1968 Presidential victory.

    “According to FBI statistics, the United States experienced more than 2,500 domestic bombings in just 18 months in 1971 and 1972, with virtually no solved crimes and barely any significant prosecutions.”

    -Days of Rage book

    The thing is, if they try any of that again they’ll get a one-way ticket to Guantanamo Bay.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    They are trying it again and the only ones who aren't released to attack again are the ones taken out by cops.
  88. @e
    You're full of it. White women hate the slimy, ugly Al. The only thing that they are unsure of is whether FAT AL or SKINNY AL is more repulsive.

    . The only thing that they are unsure of is whether FAT AL or SKINNY AL is more repulsive.

    “Hey, hey, hey!”

    • Replies: @Cortes
    Any relation to Li’l Al?

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Albert_experiment
  89. @Barnard
    Sharpton claims Jesse Jackson appointed him the youth director of the MLK founded shakedown program Operation Breadbasket in 1969 when he was 16. I think that would have been the end of the family's time in poverty, assuming he wasn't making enough to keep them out of poverty under the table while his mom was still taking welfare. If Sharpton's mother thought having a new Cadillac every year was middle class, I doubt they were ever as poor as he claims.

    If Sharpton’s mother thought having a new Cadillac every year was middle class, I doubt they were ever as poor as he claims.

    Blacks don’t save anything; they spend all their money as soon as they earn it,* and they spend more on their cars than their houses. Go to a black neighborhood, or at least one of the relatively nicer ones, and you’ll often find one or two late model luxury cars (probably leased or bought on credit) parked outside small one story houses with dead lawns and peeling paint.

    A new luxury car every year implies upper class for whites and other nonblacks (give or take the subset of whom Steve calls “gold chain” types), but middle class or even lower middle class for blacks.

    *Which explains why Sharpton’s mom ended up on skid row the instant she lost her source of income.

  90. Damn this is indeed a perplexing article, as fact being that AS as a most reprehensible con artist and a human scavenger he is worthy of nothing but scorn and avoidance.

    I cannot imagine why Steve could possible offer even one word of praise for this asshole of assholes, basta.

    AJM

    • Agree: Ibound1
    • Replies: @International Jew
    I don't sense that Steve is signaling his approval. Just his amusement, and in a shaking-my-head sort of way.
  91. @John Derbyshire
    Big fan from way back https://tinyurl.com/y5wluv8q

    Little tip (for everyone): Just use a normal link. Most intelligent people will assume link shorteners are spam or other unpredictable garbage. That is a link to your own site, so why would you obfuscate it with a third party website?

    • Replies: @Charles Erwin Wilson 3

    That is a link to your own site, so why would you obfuscate it with a third party website?
     
    So he can count the click-throughs.
  92. @Jack D
    What is "this"? Cosby was undeniably successful for many decades, in the white man's world. He was once one of America's biggest stars and universally admired.

    Does the fact that he has now been MeTooed retroactively negate all of his past accomplishments? Apparently this is how MeToo works - once you have become anathema, you can never be spoken of again except to be condemned, but that's not how real life works. If women flee from conservatism because conservatives give an honest assessment of history, then good riddance - it's impossible to have a just society where people get erased from the history books because they have been purged as though we were in Stalinist Russia.

    He’s a convicted rapist, and would be convicted serial rapist but for the statute of limitations. That’s a little more than simply “being MeTooed.” His past contributions to TV and standup comedy, however enjoyable, do not outweigh or even come close to outweighing the moral turpitude of being a serial rapist.

    I agree with Jesse that most women would find it perplexing and upsetting that you feel the need to defend him.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    I don't think this logically works. This is like SJW virtue signalling or anti-pedo advocates trying to claim that looking at a photograph is the same thing as attacking a child. Roman Polanski is an objectively brilliant if indulgent director and that has nothing to do with his crimes. Maybe it works given that Cosby is a comedian, and all comedians play the older brother you laugh with and grow closer to, but I still think it's cargo cult thinking, it's attacking a voodoo doll because you cannot attack the man.
    , @Jack D
    I didn't say that his accomplishments OUTWEIGH his crimes. But conversely his crimes do not NEGATE his accomplishments, which seems to be the current Me Too standard.

    An objective account of his life would list his many decades of pioneering entertainment work, point out that he was admired by many white comedians such as Seinfeld, etc. and then detail his conviction for a crime late in life.

    In the MeToo world that we are living in, you delete his entry in the encyclopedia, burn all of his films and re-run tapes and smash all of his comedy albums.

    I really believe that you have to separate the art from the artist. There are many artists who are just despicable humans but you can't take away their artistic accomplishments. Even the Jud Süß is a pretty darn good movie. If we found out tomorrow that Rembrandt was a child molestor would we have to burn all the Rembrandts?

  93. @Walsh2
    "You don’t see Black women on tirades against their men like Kirsten Gillibrand."

    Huh? Black women going on tirades against their men is upwards of 90% of their entire existence. And it crosses all socioeconomic, state, national, rural/urban, smart/dumb, pretty/ugly, fat/skinny, and dark skin/light skin boundaries.

    This, this is frequently cited by brothas as a reason to mix, in fact Chris Rock had a bit about it.
    … I can’t isolate it but the gist was that a white woman, being more feminine, would accept a particular role, whereas a black woman will compete with you for the same role.

  94. @Ali Choudhury
    I don't know much about him apart from his commitment to diet and fitness enabling him to lose an impressive amount of weight.

    Do we know it wasn’t gastric bypass or some other surgical procedure? People losing that much weight and keeping it off through diet & exercise is extremely unusual, for the simple reason that the type of people that let themselves get that fat in the first place usually have poor self-discipline and poor resolve.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    Sharpton claims that he did not have any surgery and he achieved his weight loss solely thru calorie reduction. This would certainly make him an outlier but it's not literally impossible, just unlikely.
    , @anon
    Carbs is probably how he got morbidly obese, and ditching carbs could explain his huge weight loss.
    From my experience, the only way to do that is to replace the carbs with clean animal fat, Dripping, Lard, Cream, and Butter.
    High Saturated Fat intake seems to kill off cravings for wheat products, coffee, and soda
  95. @snorlax
    He's a convicted rapist, and would be convicted serial rapist but for the statute of limitations. That's a little more than simply "being MeTooed." His past contributions to TV and standup comedy, however enjoyable, do not outweigh or even come close to outweighing the moral turpitude of being a serial rapist.

    I agree with Jesse that most women would find it perplexing and upsetting that you feel the need to defend him.

    I don’t think this logically works. This is like SJW virtue signalling or anti-pedo advocates trying to claim that looking at a photograph is the same thing as attacking a child. Roman Polanski is an objectively brilliant if indulgent director and that has nothing to do with his crimes. Maybe it works given that Cosby is a comedian, and all comedians play the older brother you laugh with and grow closer to, but I still think it’s cargo cult thinking, it’s attacking a voodoo doll because you cannot attack the man.

  96. @Ali Choudhury
    I don't know much about him apart from his commitment to diet and fitness enabling him to lose an impressive amount of weight.

    Maybe I’ve misread Ali and he’s just transcendentally sarcastic.

  97. @Ali Choudhury
    I don't know much about him apart from his commitment to diet and fitness enabling him to lose an impressive amount of weight.

    diet and fitness enabling him to lose an impressive amount of weight

    Risk of death by starvation if he gets lost in the woods on a hiking trip.

  98. @the one they call Desanex
    Some of you may be saying “I can’t stand James Brown.” He tended to agree.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yP1wtIfs8lg
    He recorded this one with his all-white band, the Dapps.
    https://www.zeroto180.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/JB-The-Dapps.jpg

    Remember in the late 60s when the afro hair style became the symbol of black pride? When Hank Ballard joined James Brown’s soul revue ca. 1968, he recorded a song (it was James Brown’s “Lickin’ Stick” with new lyrics) called “How You Gonna Get Respect (When You Haven’t Cut Your Process Yet)?” (“process” meaning artificially straightened hair), backed by the fabulous (and white) Dapps. It peaked at #15 on the R&B chart.

    • Replies: @MB
    Yo, the Dapps were before rap.
    How did that happen?
    Otherwise, pretty funky.
  99. @YetAnotherAnon
    OT. When you consider the number of headscarves in the UK, the white figures must be shocking.

    If you want to see the UK future, go and visit a hospital and take a look at or outside of the maternity unit. The only slight hope is some of the fall might be because Cameron/Osborne stopped benefits for people having child #3 and above, so stopping permanent welfare motherhood.

    Naturally, "campaigners" are trying to reverse that.

    https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/aug/01/birth-rate-in-england-and-wales-at-all-time-low

    "The birthrate in England and Wales has hit its lowest level since records began, government statistics have shown.

    In total, there were 657,076 live births in England and Wales last year – a fall of 3.2% from the previous year and down by 10% from 2012.

    The number of live births fell from 11.6 per 1,000 people to 11.1, the lowest since records started in 1938.

    The figures, from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), also showed that the percentage of live babies with mothers not born in the UK also fell for the first time since 1990, from 28.4% to 28.2%.

    Since 1947, the rate has dropped by 45.9%, when the number of babies being born was at its ultimate peak.

    Although Britain’s ageing population means the proportion of older people compared with women of childbearing age is increasing, the record low in crude birthrates is mostly being driven by falling fertility rates.

    Except for 1977 and the period between 1999 and 2002, total fertility rates are also lower than all previous years since records began.

    ONS figures show that overall fertility rates stood at 1.7 children per woman in 2018, a 3.4% decrease from the year before, when the rate was 1.76."
     

    the percentage of live babies with mothers not born in the UK also fell for the first time since 1990, from 28.4% to 28.2%.

    Unexpected setback for The Plan; ADL and SPLC England-Wales branches hold emergency meeting to discuss disturbing, racist trend in births.

  100. @JRM
    Why not mention that Al Sharpton was an FBI informant?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9Tj3KCD10k

    Sharpton admits that he got involved with organized crime elements due to his relationship with James Brown. Of course, Sharpton says that he “Was a cat, not a rat.”

  101. anonymous[354] • Disclaimer says:
    @Buzz Mohawk
    People say the same nice things about Donna Brazile, the Democrat party apparatchik who transmitted debate questions in advance from CNN to Hillary Clinton. She now has a high-paying gig with Fox News as one of their "friendly opposition" characters, like Juan Williams.

    Even if a rattlesnake is somehow appealing, it is still a rattlesnake.

    Fox is way, way, too unfair and unbalanced.
    It is a clever move on Fox’s part to hire Dem party loyalists and progressives like Juan Williams and Brazile to give the network some balance…without them, all you have is a bunch of honkies agreeing with one another.
    Perhaps Fox can transform itself into a true reporter of the news this way.
    I would like to see that.

  102. @Anon
    OT

    Transgender ex-Amazon employee, 33, is arrested for huge Capital One hack after 'stealing data from ONE HUNDRED MILLION customers' in the US and Canada then boasting about it online

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7299511/Ex-Seattle-tech-worker-arrested-Capital-One-hack-U-S-Justice-Dept.html

    Paige Adele Thompson: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know [other than her dead name, apparently]

    https://heavy.com/news/2019/07/paige-adele-thompson/

    Thompson’s roommate, Park Hung Quan, was also arrested after admitting to FBI agents that a large arsenal of weapons found inside the house belonged to him. The court documents in Quan’s case reveal that, according to prosecutors, Thompson had threatened to commit a mass shooting at a social media company in May of 2019, and had also threatened to commit suicide-by-cop.
     

    Will corporations take the hint and stop hiring visibly crazy pepple?

    • Replies: @Counterinsurgency

    Will corporations take the hint and stop hiring visibly crazy pepple?
     
    Only crazy people will work for corporations -- they'll train you if they have to. It's one of the West's problems. Crazy people can't detect visibly crazy pepple.

    Counterinsurgency
    , @Jack D
    Not hiring crazy people is illegal.
  103. Hail says: • Website
    @John Derbyshire
    Big fan from way back https://tinyurl.com/y5wluv8q

    If I may be permitted:

    [T]he thing that struck me after listening with attention to an hour of Al Sharpton was what a very good speaker he is. This remains true even if you mentally subtract out the preaching component. As a preacher, he is simply tremendous. Towards the end of that sermon (around 48:00) he has got up a real head of steam and he soars off into the sky, chanting and alliterating with a fluency and passion that make the bristles stand up on the back of your neck. He is simply a terrific, terrific preacher. But even when just laying out a case, his oratory has an energy and conviction that is all too rare in our public discourse.

    I am referring here strictly to form, not content. Sharpton’s politics is, to be blunt about it, garbage — the most frivolous kind of adolescent socialism. He believes that “the government” should give stuff to poor people: houses, schools, money. He is on board with every wacky fad and victimological scam the Left has come up with this twenty years past — abortion on demand, gay marriage, reparations for slavery, the whole bucket of chum. On foreign affairs he is a near-perfect vacuum; I doubt he could point to China on a map. He is not even consistent, criticizing defense spending at one point, then apparently calling for an attack on North Korea at another. (He probably sees the latter nation in terms of those Korean greengrocers who make a living in black neighborhoods, “exploitin’ our people.” Yeah, let’s go to war against them!)

    To be fair to Sharpton, it’s not all bad. There is in that sermon, jumbled in illogically with all the self-pity and victimology, a powerful message of self-help, of not making excuses, of responsibility. Listen:

    — “We’ve allowed this Hollywood culture to tell our children that ‘blackness’ is acting like a thug. We’ve allowed them to tell our children that it’s all right to disrespect our women — that’s a black thing. It’s all right to make babies you’re not goin’ to raise — that’s a black thing. That’s NOT a black thing.” (30:10)

    — ” ‘Times are hard’? Times been harder than this. Don’t use the times as an excuse to surrender to decadence.” (31:50)

    — “You can’t blame everything on others when we’ve surrendered our own moral values ourselves.” (38:50)

    So far as I have ever heard, Sharpton’s own personal life is impeccable. I won’t be voting for the guy, though. Like my colleague JayNordlinger, I’d like to see some redemption through repentance before I’ll take seriously anything Sharpton has to say. I can’t help wishing, though, that the rhetorical mastery he exhibits in that sound clip were a bit more widely distributed, especially on my side of the political line.

    For, let’s face it, the current standard of political oratory in the U.S.A. is dismal. I am very glad to have George W. Bush as my president, and believe him to be a capable and sincere man

    The Sharpton commentary is interesting, but this last, tangential line, on George W. Bush, caught my attention. We don’t hear much about the junior Bush anymore. To my view, he proudly presided over general decline, rather than doing anything to reverse any of the many negative trends, when “the getting was still good.” I’d even go so far as to ask, Would a President Gore, 2001-2005, have been better?

    This column was apparently published in National Review on Dec. 5, 2003. Would the 2010s-era John Derbyshire, in retrospect, agree with the Dec. 2003 John Derbyshire in regard to the latter’s curious comment on his being “very glad” that the “capable” G.W. Bush was president?

    Maybe 2003-Derb didn’t even agree with 2003-Derb’s own statement there, but one does have to stay within a party-line; few have Ann Coulter’s free-wheeling bully-pulpit. The continuation of 2003-Derb’s sentence on G.W.Bush might suggest a dissident view:

    but watching him fumble and stumble his way through a speech with his face and neck muscles all locked rigid like that is almost physically painful.

    • Replies: @Charles Erwin Wilson 3
    George W. was a self-centered libtard. It was all about him - how he rescued his hapless father's reputation and restored his father's honor. Dubya was Jimmy Carter's twin. Both sons of different mothers, but identical in temperament, outlook, political acumen and contempt for almost all Americans. Both dishonest about who they were and what they wanted and did. Both establishment drones. Neither shared an allegiance to America.

    Don't blame Derbyshire - GWB was better than Gore the Whore. You have to pick the lesser of two evils.
  104. Trump’s politics are informed from the racially charged atmosphere in New York City of three decades ago.

    • Replies: @Hail
    2:03

    The White Man is the [red-lettering:] Devil.
     
    "I think that Hate is an emotion. I'd love to use Love, but if I gotta use Hate, I'll 'deal what my hand calls for'..." -- then-obese Al Sharpton, 1992
    , @Dan Hayes
    Clifford Brown:

    An enraged Italo-American knifed Rev Al when he made the mistake of leading one of his peaceful mayhem protests in one of Brooklyn's Italian neighborhoods. Al learned his lesson well: don't mess with the Italians especially in their neighborhood playpens! Of course that was the end of his outreach to Italo-Americans!

  105. @Kronos
    I thought it was more lefty baby boomer “anger nostalgia” of Nixon’s 1968 Presidential victory.

    “According to FBI statistics, the United States experienced more than 2,500 domestic bombings in just 18 months in 1971 and 1972, with virtually no solved crimes and barely any significant prosecutions.”

    -Days of Rage book

    The thing is, if they try any of that again they’ll get a one-way ticket to Guantanamo Bay.


    https://youtu.be/JnKMKAEvLxM

    They are trying it again and the only ones who aren’t released to attack again are the ones taken out by cops.

    • Replies: @Kronos
    That pressure is building up for sure, but Pat Buchanan (and myself) believe it hasn’t reached that level yet.
  106. According to Keith Richards, James Brown was the inspiration for Mick Jagger’s egotistical approach to his role in the Rolling Stones’ band. Keith, in his biography (as verbally recounted to a ghost writer) explains how his childhood friend witnessed Mr. Brown ordering around his band on an American tour. From that day forward, Mick took a more bossy approach to his bandmates.

    It got so bad that by the time I saw them in concert, they were almost billed as “Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones.” The rest of the core members reacted violently enough that it did not continue.

    Ego, or whatever you want to call it, works up to a point, and then we all get fu*king tired enough to kick your fu*king ass until you give it up.

    In a larger sense, this is the very precipice upon with our history stands right now.

    *Editor’s note: I did not insert the bolded text, as funny as it is. I am trying to remove it right now, but it persists in sticking there. The computer gods want it so.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    They discuss this in one of the only good tv shows around nowadays, Tales from the Tour Bus, especially since among Brown's bandmen expelled or driven to quit were top names who would go on to strengthen Parliament Funkadelic and into solodom. The keys were that Brown wasn't creatively dependent on others, and was enormously successful, so that he could find replacements well-practiced with his hits in any major to medium city in America. Neither factor works for early Jagger.
    (The scene where Lil Bootsy asks Brown for a raise is cinematic.)
    , @Anonymous
    That's the old time Usenet code to denote a line of *bold* text. The other one I remember was _underscores_ for italics.
  107. @Harry Baldwin
    The late, great NYC talk show host Bob Grant frequently railed against Al Sharpton, yet Sharpton would come on Grant's show and they seemed fairly amicable, so much so that callers would take Grant to task for it. Con man that he is, Sharpton can be charming in his own way, quick-witted and fearless. Nevertheless, it's hard to think of a single positive contribution he's made to race relations in America. He always makes things worse.

    Harry Baldwin:

    Bob Grant respected Malcolm X’s intellect, but did not waste much respect on Martin L King!

    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
    Bob Grant also said he couldn't hate Louis Farrakhan--whom he called "Calypso Louis--after hearing him play Mendelssohn on the violin.
  108. @Whiskey
    White women love Sharpton and the Squad. Heck the Squad has a much higher approval rating among suburban White women than Trump account to the latest polls.

    That's the thing. Tribe. White women are part of the other tribe. Always have been always will be.

    Say what you about Black fathers but they don't cuck out like Whiu men. From MLK down they know how to pimp slap a ho. You don't see Black women on tirades against their men like Kirsten Gillibrand.

    Compared to nice guys worn don't punish philandering or physical abuse.

    Whiskey, you’re seriously all over the map here.

    — White women don’t love Al. A certain segment of them approve of “the squad”. That’s a different group with a different “vibe” and different appeal than Al.

    — You haven’t been around any black women if you think they don’t have tirades about their men or “their” men. If you’re looking for female compliance and lack of lip … a black woman is not your go to. What is true is that they aren’t ready to sell out their race the way Kristin Gillibrand is doing. They are racially loyal.

    — Finally this:

    White women are part of the other tribe. Always have been always will be.

    is just wrong–the “always have been” bit. White women used to be quite racially loyal. White people–with a culture of strong families of men and women together–utterly dominated the world.

    What’s going on is that women are … narrative compliant. Women simply aren’t men–if they were evolution wasn’t doing it’s job. Woman are much more compliant, they observe and respond to the reigning social conventions and do that. (A seconds’ thought about human reproduction explains why this would be the case.) And unfortunately, “the narrative” in America–in the West–was captured by Jewish minoritarianism (minorities good, majorities bad) starting a couple generations back. That’s the reigning narrative, the reigning ideology and so that supplies the social norms that white women are complying with. “I’m a good person so i think good thoughts about minorities and immigrants and want to help them … ”

    You want to fight against this then, give due praise to the quality white women who have the fortitude to reject this, who are not race traitors. (A majority of married white women voted for Trump.) And then challenge minoritarianism wherever you go and work to purge it from your church, you civic organization, you friends, your family. Clarify what’s going on and challenge the evil of minoritarianism head on. You have the right to live as a white man according to your norms, values, culture, preserving them in your neighborhood and nation for your children and generations to come.

    There is no other path. This is a race war–a race war directed against you.

    • Replies: @Whiskey
    I am referring to the Yougov Economist poll. Supposedly Trump is seriously underwater in approval with White women while the Squad only slightly. Not sure I buy it but there it is

    This speaks to tribe. White Women are tribal. Just the other tribe. I don't know what they were like in 1910. I wasn't around then. I do know that Trump seems to believe this poll and backed away from criticism of the Squad.

    I think enough evidence exists to suggest most White Women most of the time will choose the Squad aka Oprah Jr. against Trump. And especially their husbands.

    I have no desire to keep pushing that rock up the hill only to see it roll down again. I'd rather White men copied Black men in their treatment of women. I have never seen Michelle Obama or Oprah badmouthing Black men in public. Not ever. To paraphrase the great Roissy, five minutes of Alpha beats five decades of beta

    , @Jesse
    Nah, the main difference between black and white women is that white women see no need to remain loyal to the kind of white men who are most vocal about their love of The Race.

    A lot of the "race realist" contingent clearly see white women as simply a means to create more white men. Babbling about how women shouldn't be allowed to vote, control money or be in positions of authority, or how Bill Cosby's rapes ain't no thang is going to alienate women. Then whining that said women won't vote for your policies shows stunning lack of insight.
    , @Anonymous
    Yes, e.g. women today are the biggest supporters of homosexual causes, but a few generations ago they were the biggest sniffers-out and denouncers of homosexuals. It's not women's nature that has changed, but the reigning culture.
  109. @Reg Cæsar
    FWIW, There is one fewer child molester with a Z-name in the world today:

    https://news.yahoo.com/convicted-florida-child-molester-beaten-015857195.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_04

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9644108/paedo-drowned-prison-toilet-florida/
    Killed in prison via being drowned in the toilet bowl.

  110. @Clifford Brown
    Trump's politics are informed from the racially charged atmosphere in New York City of three decades ago.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r20m7K45zRI

    2:03

    The White Man is the [red-lettering:] Devil.

    “I think that Hate is an emotion. I’d love to use Love, but if I gotta use Hate, I’ll ‘deal what my hand calls for’…” — then-obese Al Sharpton, 1992

  111. @Buzz Mohawk
    People say the same nice things about Donna Brazile, the Democrat party apparatchik who transmitted debate questions in advance from CNN to Hillary Clinton. She now has a high-paying gig with Fox News as one of their "friendly opposition" characters, like Juan Williams.

    Even if a rattlesnake is somehow appealing, it is still a rattlesnake.

    Buzz Mohawk:

    Rattlesnake or not, Steve S seems to have a soft spot in his heart for her!

  112. @Authenticjazzman
    Damn this is indeed a perplexing article, as fact being that AS as a most reprehensible con artist and a human scavenger he is worthy of nothing but scorn and avoidance.

    I cannot imagine why Steve could possible offer even one word of praise for this asshole of assholes, basta.

    AJM

    I don’t sense that Steve is signaling his approval. Just his amusement, and in a shaking-my-head sort of way.

  113. @Jack D
    That Cosby's father administered corporal punishment does not mean that he was not a lovely man (I don't know whether he was or wasn't, either way). Being present and concerned enough to punish your kids if they stray from the right path is a big improvement over what most black kids get, which is a largely absent father and no one present to teach them right from wrong. When Cosby mentioned his fear of being whupped, it was in the context of love and affection for his parents, who cared about him and wanted him to turn out right.

    Cosby's dad raised a kid who was very successful for many decades until MeToo caught up with him, so he must have done something right.

    Sure ,right , he didn’t brutalize the women he raped ……..a real humanitarian

  114. @anonymous
    "Funny in a disturbing sort of way."

    It was...black comedians often worked a poor or abusive childhood home life into their routines...I think it was Nipsy Russell who said, "My Dad was so generous, we all got an allowance. Every day, he gave us each a quarter. And every night, he used to rob us."
    Black comedians (Nipsy and someone else?) used to do a variation of the Yorkshiremen routine that Monty Python later made famous (something like e.g., "We were so poor that we were evicted from our house." Reply: "You had a house? We lived in a cardboard box in the middle of the road." etc.)

    Don’t forget:
    “We were so poor we lived in a shack with a dirt floor.”
    “Dirt!? You had dirt!? You must have been rich, we would have killed to have dirt!”

    • Replies: @anonymous
    Good one.
  115. @Clifford Brown
    Trump's politics are informed from the racially charged atmosphere in New York City of three decades ago.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r20m7K45zRI

    Clifford Brown:

    An enraged Italo-American knifed Rev Al when he made the mistake of leading one of his peaceful mayhem protests in one of Brooklyn’s Italian neighborhoods. Al learned his lesson well: don’t mess with the Italians especially in their neighborhood playpens! Of course that was the end of his outreach to Italo-Americans!

    • Replies: @Charon
    The only "Rev Al" I know is Al Green.
  116. @BB753
    Al Sharpton was more likeable as a fat man. Now that he's thin and looks sickly, he's lost his clout.

    Funny but true. The man needs hisself some soul food.

    • LOL: BB753
  117. @Dan Hayes
    Clifford Brown:

    An enraged Italo-American knifed Rev Al when he made the mistake of leading one of his peaceful mayhem protests in one of Brooklyn's Italian neighborhoods. Al learned his lesson well: don't mess with the Italians especially in their neighborhood playpens! Of course that was the end of his outreach to Italo-Americans!

    The only “Rev Al” I know is Al Green.

  118. OT: Mr. Epstein’s weird building. For years “the crazies” made note of this structure. Now “the press” is finally wondering what the hell it is and what was going on, on this Island.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna1037511

  119. @snorlax
    He's a convicted rapist, and would be convicted serial rapist but for the statute of limitations. That's a little more than simply "being MeTooed." His past contributions to TV and standup comedy, however enjoyable, do not outweigh or even come close to outweighing the moral turpitude of being a serial rapist.

    I agree with Jesse that most women would find it perplexing and upsetting that you feel the need to defend him.

    I didn’t say that his accomplishments OUTWEIGH his crimes. But conversely his crimes do not NEGATE his accomplishments, which seems to be the current Me Too standard.

    An objective account of his life would list his many decades of pioneering entertainment work, point out that he was admired by many white comedians such as Seinfeld, etc. and then detail his conviction for a crime late in life.

    In the MeToo world that we are living in, you delete his entry in the encyclopedia, burn all of his films and re-run tapes and smash all of his comedy albums.

    I really believe that you have to separate the art from the artist. There are many artists who are just despicable humans but you can’t take away their artistic accomplishments. Even the Jud Süß is a pretty darn good movie. If we found out tomorrow that Rembrandt was a child molestor would we have to burn all the Rembrandts?

    • Agree: Harry Baldwin
  120. @Jack D
    Very telling confession about black culture (although I bet Sharpton is lying). I know a lot of Wypipo who could afford a brand new Cadillac every year but they don't get one. They buy a car (sometimes even a Cadillac) and they keep it for many many years. Sometimes they don't even buy a brand new car after the old one gives up the ghost even though they could damn well afford it - they get one of those "certified pre-owned" jobbies because luxury cars lose their value very quickly. I am talking about people who have net worths that Sharpton's mama could not begin to imagine, but they refuse to waste their money on an asset whose value is going to plummet like a stone just so that they can show off.

    Maybe if Sharpton's moma had been saving and investing some of that money that she was spending on Cadillacs then instead of having to scrub floors (and live in projects paid for by the taxes of kind of people I am talking) about the day after her husband took off, she would have had something to fall back on.

    And yet somehow this is all whitey's fault.

    The quality and durability of cars has improved so much we haven’t bought a new car in over twenty years. If you’re patient and take time to search sites like CarFax, you can find lease-return luxury cars that have the color and equipment you want, and with barely broken-in mileage for 20-30k under their original price. New cars aren’t even on the table anymore for us.
    (Hat tip: the exceptions to this strategy are Italian luxury and sports cars. Buy new, sell before the warranty expires. If you still want to buy a used Ferrari here is the rule of thumb: Look at the odometer mileage. Multiply by 2. That will be your first service bill.)

    • Replies: @Jack D
    If you want to buy a used German luxury car nowadays make sure it comes with a long warranty. BMWs lose over 1/2 their value in 3 years so they seem like a bargain but they are that cheap for a reason once you price in future repair costs.

    However, you can get close to German performance with much greater reliability if you buy a Japanese car such as a Lexus GS series - that would be my recommendation (if you can stand the ridiculous cow catcher nose). I came close to buying one but then opted for a Genesis G80 demo with 1,000 miles on it that carried a new (and very long) warranty - this cost me about the same as a 3 yr old Lexus.

    The other thing is that you are going to get killed on maintenance costs unless you are willing and able to do some simple maintenance yourself and hunt around for cheap aftermarket or used parts and a local mechanic (not the dealer) and educate yourself on the cheapest way to fix things. The difference in cost can be literally an order of magnitude. Spending $1,000 a year keeping a car on the road is feasible. For $10K/year you might as well buy a new one. For example, recently the driveshaft carrier bearing went bad on my Genesis (a known common failure - it still worked but made an annoying noise at certain speeds). The dealer fix (covered under warranty) was to replace the entire driveshaft assembly which was well over $1,000. If this fails again after the warranty ends (and it will), I am going to have my mechanic press the bearing out of the carrier and press in a new one - it's a standard $50 bearing and the end result is exactly the same.

    The same thing goes on with computers - take your MacBook to the Genius Bar and they are going to replace the motherboard for $1,500. Take it to the local Chinese guy and he is going to resolder a chip for $150.
    , @JMcG
    I had an Alfa Spider years ago. The most wonderful car I ever owned. Reliability on par with a Triumph motorcycle I used to have. I would love to buy a new Alfa sedan, but just can’t do it to myself. Just like a crazy hot chick.
  121. @e
    You're full of it. White women hate the slimy, ugly Al. The only thing that they are unsure of is whether FAT AL or SKINNY AL is more repulsive.

    Not talking about Sharpton though being a famous Black man on tv makes him likeabke I suspect.

    He is the foremost and prominent civil rights leader. The voice of Black America. For women fame is everything.

    But you don’t see Black women in a rage trashing their men even after a beat down of epic proportions by said men. You see White Women in a shaking rage over a nerds dongle joke or even a White kid just existing. Gillibrand has a plan to shoot every White boy in America.

  122. @William Badwhite
    Do we know it wasn't gastric bypass or some other surgical procedure? People losing that much weight and keeping it off through diet & exercise is extremely unusual, for the simple reason that the type of people that let themselves get that fat in the first place usually have poor self-discipline and poor resolve.

    Sharpton claims that he did not have any surgery and he achieved his weight loss solely thru calorie reduction. This would certainly make him an outlier but it’s not literally impossible, just unlikely.

    • Replies: @William Badwhite
    Thanks, I didn't realize he'd claimed it was through his own efforts.

    Given all the other things about which he has no problem lying, I'm not buying it. Survey says...."surgical!"
    , @snorlax
    Could be he's on some kind of uppers, or that he has some kind of chronic GI disease like celiac or really bad acid reflux, either of which would make that statement technically true.
  123. @Authenticjazzman
    " You don't see Black women on tirades against their men"

    Dead wrong, myself a native Detroiter who was raised black by an angelic black lady ( because of these several years under her watchful eyes I perhaps have more insider info on the black expericence then any conventional white person) and still I smile when I think of her, and because of her I became a jazz player, as she would have the black radio stations going for hours on end,I can still recall hearing Billy Eckstein and Dizzy, while she tended to the house as my mother was out working.

    Anyway you obviously have no experience in this field black ladies do in fact rule their men folk with an iron thumb, and tirades when required.

    Authenticjazzman "Mensa" qualified since 1973, airborne trained U S Army vet, and pro jazz musician with fifty-plus years of swinging under his belt.

    Maybe in private. When have you heard Oprah, Michelle Obama, Ilhan Omar, Beyonce etc disparage Black men in public like 99% of White female professionals do?

    • Replies: @MB
    Well, when you are in the majority, you think you own the joint.
    You don't think other people are listening or even care if they do.
    That - obviously - is changing.
  124. @Dave Pinsen
    It sounds like the kind of mistake made by a transcriber rather than a speaker.

    Most likely Bourgie (boo-zhee)

    That’s how blacks refer to the black middle class and up.

  125. @AnotherDad
    Whiskey, you're seriously all over the map here.

    -- White women don't love Al. A certain segment of them approve of "the squad". That's a different group with a different "vibe" and different appeal than Al.

    -- You haven't been around any black women if you think they don't have tirades about their men or "their" men. If you're looking for female compliance and lack of lip ... a black woman is not your go to. What is true is that they aren't ready to sell out their race the way Kristin Gillibrand is doing. They are racially loyal.

    -- Finally this:

    White women are part of the other tribe. Always have been always will be.
     
    is just wrong--the "always have been" bit. White women used to be quite racially loyal. White people--with a culture of strong families of men and women together--utterly dominated the world.

    What's going on is that women are ... narrative compliant. Women simply aren't men--if they were evolution wasn't doing it's job. Woman are much more compliant, they observe and respond to the reigning social conventions and do that. (A seconds' thought about human reproduction explains why this would be the case.) And unfortunately, "the narrative" in America--in the West--was captured by Jewish minoritarianism (minorities good, majorities bad) starting a couple generations back. That's the reigning narrative, the reigning ideology and so that supplies the social norms that white women are complying with. "I'm a good person so i think good thoughts about minorities and immigrants and want to help them ... "

    You want to fight against this then, give due praise to the quality white women who have the fortitude to reject this, who are not race traitors. (A majority of married white women voted for Trump.) And then challenge minoritarianism wherever you go and work to purge it from your church, you civic organization, you friends, your family. Clarify what's going on and challenge the evil of minoritarianism head on. You have the right to live as a white man according to your norms, values, culture, preserving them in your neighborhood and nation for your children and generations to come.

    There is no other path. This is a race war--a race war directed against you.

    I am referring to the Yougov Economist poll. Supposedly Trump is seriously underwater in approval with White women while the Squad only slightly. Not sure I buy it but there it is

    This speaks to tribe. White Women are tribal. Just the other tribe. I don’t know what they were like in 1910. I wasn’t around then. I do know that Trump seems to believe this poll and backed away from criticism of the Squad.

    I think enough evidence exists to suggest most White Women most of the time will choose the Squad aka Oprah Jr. against Trump. And especially their husbands.

    I have no desire to keep pushing that rock up the hill only to see it roll down again. I’d rather White men copied Black men in their treatment of women. I have never seen Michelle Obama or Oprah badmouthing Black men in public. Not ever. To paraphrase the great Roissy, five minutes of Alpha beats five decades of beta

  126. @Jack D
    Sharpton claims that he did not have any surgery and he achieved his weight loss solely thru calorie reduction. This would certainly make him an outlier but it's not literally impossible, just unlikely.

    Thanks, I didn’t realize he’d claimed it was through his own efforts.

    Given all the other things about which he has no problem lying, I’m not buying it. Survey says….”surgical!”

  127. good post.

    and yes, al sharpton is almost likable in his earnestness.

    does jesse jackson have a similar interesting backstory?

  128. @Alfa158
    The quality and durability of cars has improved so much we haven’t bought a new car in over twenty years. If you’re patient and take time to search sites like CarFax, you can find lease-return luxury cars that have the color and equipment you want, and with barely broken-in mileage for 20-30k under their original price. New cars aren’t even on the table anymore for us.
    (Hat tip: the exceptions to this strategy are Italian luxury and sports cars. Buy new, sell before the warranty expires. If you still want to buy a used Ferrari here is the rule of thumb: Look at the odometer mileage. Multiply by 2. That will be your first service bill.)

    If you want to buy a used German luxury car nowadays make sure it comes with a long warranty. BMWs lose over 1/2 their value in 3 years so they seem like a bargain but they are that cheap for a reason once you price in future repair costs.

    However, you can get close to German performance with much greater reliability if you buy a Japanese car such as a Lexus GS series – that would be my recommendation (if you can stand the ridiculous cow catcher nose). I came close to buying one but then opted for a Genesis G80 demo with 1,000 miles on it that carried a new (and very long) warranty – this cost me about the same as a 3 yr old Lexus.

    The other thing is that you are going to get killed on maintenance costs unless you are willing and able to do some simple maintenance yourself and hunt around for cheap aftermarket or used parts and a local mechanic (not the dealer) and educate yourself on the cheapest way to fix things. The difference in cost can be literally an order of magnitude. Spending $1,000 a year keeping a car on the road is feasible. For $10K/year you might as well buy a new one. For example, recently the driveshaft carrier bearing went bad on my Genesis (a known common failure – it still worked but made an annoying noise at certain speeds). The dealer fix (covered under warranty) was to replace the entire driveshaft assembly which was well over $1,000. If this fails again after the warranty ends (and it will), I am going to have my mechanic press the bearing out of the carrier and press in a new one – it’s a standard $50 bearing and the end result is exactly the same.

    The same thing goes on with computers – take your MacBook to the Genius Bar and they are going to replace the motherboard for $1,500. Take it to the local Chinese guy and he is going to resolder a chip for $150.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
    '...The same thing goes on with computers – take your MacBook to the Genius Bar and they are going to replace the motherboard for $1,500. Take it to the local Chinese guy and he is going to resolder a chip for $150.'

    Back in my puppy years I had a 1974 Audi Fox I'd bought for $700 or $800. It was actually a Volkswagen with the Audi nameplate, but that's neither here nor there.

    So it had an early version of an on-board computer. It failed, and I went to the dealer to replace it.

    $500. That wasn't going to happen. So I asked the parts guy: 'what'll happen if I just connect the two terminals where this plugged in with a piece of wire.'

    'It'll run,' (he said kind of furtively.).

    So I put in the piece of wire. The car ran. Never noticed a difference.
    , @JMcG
    You’re exactly right Jack. There’s a guy in New York State that reflashes the computer on Volvos for 150.00. The dealer whacks you 1300 for the repair out of warranty and then sends it to the guy in NY. A mechanic you can trust is worth diamonds or gold.
  129. @J.Ross
    They are trying it again and the only ones who aren't released to attack again are the ones taken out by cops.

    That pressure is building up for sure, but Pat Buchanan (and myself) believe it hasn’t reached that level yet.

  130. @Alfa158
    Don’t forget:
    “We were so poor we lived in a shack with a dirt floor.”
    “Dirt!? You had dirt!? You must have been rich, we would have killed to have dirt!”

    Good one.

  131. @Days of Broken Arrows
    “When their son is walking down the street with a bag of M&Ms in his pocket, wearing a hoodie, his whiteness is what protects him” - Kirsten Gillibrand.

    This quote is getting a lot of play in places like the NY Times, where a college prof named Melanye Price wrote an editorial around it. Meanwhile, the story of white auto driver Tyler Wingate who was beaten to death by blacks didn't go national.

    In fact, last I checked, it seemed whites were far more likely to be the victims of black crimes than the other way around. Tyler Kersey often cites these stats on his blog here.

    So, I'm making a request (as if you're Casey Kasem and it's 1979). Since you have such a popular podium, I'd like to see you bundle this info together for a blog post or column at Taki's. The media and candidates are creating a Bizarro World reality for the public, where the exact opposite of what's true becomes "truth."

    I'm bewildered that no one has called them on this.

    ‘The media and candidates are creating a Bizarro World reality for the public, where the exact opposite of what’s true becomes “truth.”’

    A lot of times the media doesn’t insist on the truth so much as it insists on the opposite of the truth.

    Go back to the eighties — the height of the great American crime wave. Criminals were never black.

    This isn’t new, nor is it confined to race relations. For example, one can read many strident and sweeping claims to sovereignty in the surviving texts, missives, etc of early medieval rulers. The awful truth seems to have been that your basic ninth century king exerted real authority to about a day’s ride out from wherever he was located. Beyond that radius, people basically blew him off.

    Of course, that’s not what the ‘media’ of the day proclaimed.

    Lies did not begin with us. We have always spent more of our time trying to impose our lies on reality than we have in simply conceding the truth. After all, everyone knows what the truth is; there’s no need to proclaim it.

    It’s the lies that need to be broadcast from the rooftops.

  132. You don’t see black ethno-masochists.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    But certain parties would argue that every black who goes past "acting white" and criticizes self-destructive behavior (Cosby, Steele, Elder, McWhorter, Sowell, Carson) is a "self-hating black."
  133. It’s hard for me to read these puff pieces about the absolute worst humanity has to offer, by a guy I read for his insight. I guess I have to take the good with the bad.

    Al Sharpton is like a Sunday morning comic strip caricature; a black faced Pied Piper, leading his followers not out of town – no – but in circles around the same old condemned crack house.

    Rev. Al is authentic.

    So was Jeffrey Dahmer.

  134. @Jack D
    If you want to buy a used German luxury car nowadays make sure it comes with a long warranty. BMWs lose over 1/2 their value in 3 years so they seem like a bargain but they are that cheap for a reason once you price in future repair costs.

    However, you can get close to German performance with much greater reliability if you buy a Japanese car such as a Lexus GS series - that would be my recommendation (if you can stand the ridiculous cow catcher nose). I came close to buying one but then opted for a Genesis G80 demo with 1,000 miles on it that carried a new (and very long) warranty - this cost me about the same as a 3 yr old Lexus.

    The other thing is that you are going to get killed on maintenance costs unless you are willing and able to do some simple maintenance yourself and hunt around for cheap aftermarket or used parts and a local mechanic (not the dealer) and educate yourself on the cheapest way to fix things. The difference in cost can be literally an order of magnitude. Spending $1,000 a year keeping a car on the road is feasible. For $10K/year you might as well buy a new one. For example, recently the driveshaft carrier bearing went bad on my Genesis (a known common failure - it still worked but made an annoying noise at certain speeds). The dealer fix (covered under warranty) was to replace the entire driveshaft assembly which was well over $1,000. If this fails again after the warranty ends (and it will), I am going to have my mechanic press the bearing out of the carrier and press in a new one - it's a standard $50 bearing and the end result is exactly the same.

    The same thing goes on with computers - take your MacBook to the Genius Bar and they are going to replace the motherboard for $1,500. Take it to the local Chinese guy and he is going to resolder a chip for $150.

    ‘…The same thing goes on with computers – take your MacBook to the Genius Bar and they are going to replace the motherboard for $1,500. Take it to the local Chinese guy and he is going to resolder a chip for $150.’

    Back in my puppy years I had a 1974 Audi Fox I’d bought for $700 or $800. It was actually a Volkswagen with the Audi nameplate, but that’s neither here nor there.

    So it had an early version of an on-board computer. It failed, and I went to the dealer to replace it.

    $500. That wasn’t going to happen. So I asked the parts guy: ‘what’ll happen if I just connect the two terminals where this plugged in with a piece of wire.’

    ‘It’ll run,’ (he said kind of furtively.).

    So I put in the piece of wire. The car ran. Never noticed a difference.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    I doubt it would run completely without the computer that manages the fuel injection. Also most computers have a lot more than 2 wires going into them. Probably what failed was a sensor such as the O2 sensor. Usually the computer has some default programming where it will guesstimate the richness of the fuel mixture if it is not getting feedback from sensor data. The O2 sensor doesn't even start to work until it is warmed up so the car has to be able to run without its input. It will run but it's not optimal in terms of pollution control, gas mileage, the life of your catalytic converter, etc. But it is running without sensor input every morning for the 1st 10 minutes or so anyway so yeah, it will run well enough. Eventually you'll spend more on gas than it would have cost to fix it.
  135. @J.Ross
    Will corporations take the hint and stop hiring visibly crazy pepple?

    Will corporations take the hint and stop hiring visibly crazy pepple?

    Only crazy people will work for corporations — they’ll train you if they have to. It’s one of the West’s problems. Crazy people can’t detect visibly crazy pepple.

    Counterinsurgency

  136. @Buzz Mohawk
    According to Keith Richards, James Brown was the inspiration for Mick Jagger's egotistical approach to his role in the Rolling Stones' band. Keith, in his biography (as verbally recounted to a ghost writer) explains how his childhood friend witnessed Mr. Brown ordering around his band on an American tour. From that day forward, Mick took a more bossy approach to his bandmates.

    It got so bad that by the time I saw them in concert, they were almost billed as "Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones." The rest of the core members reacted violently enough that it did not continue.

    Ego, or whatever you want to call it, works up to a point, and then we all get fu*king tired enough to kick your fu*king ass until you give it up.

    In a larger sense, this is the very precipice upon with our history stands right now.

    *Editor's note: I did not insert the bolded text, as funny as it is. I am trying to remove it right now, but it persists in sticking there. The computer gods want it so.

    They discuss this in one of the only good tv shows around nowadays, Tales from the Tour Bus, especially since among Brown’s bandmen expelled or driven to quit were top names who would go on to strengthen Parliament Funkadelic and into solodom. The keys were that Brown wasn’t creatively dependent on others, and was enormously successful, so that he could find replacements well-practiced with his hits in any major to medium city in America. Neither factor works for early Jagger.
    (The scene where Lil Bootsy asks Brown for a raise is cinematic.)

  137. @Achmed E. Newman

    . The only thing that they are unsure of is whether FAT AL or SKINNY AL is more repulsive.
     
    "Hey, hey, hey!"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r87cIxZXEME
    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    Interesting. I hope Little Albert's induced phobia of furry objects didn't extend to certain birds and bees things later on.

    Shorter answer: No, but maybe related to Uncle Albert (we're so sorry ... to have caused y'all any pain with all these youtube vids.):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DupyAkOZLYA
  138. @DCThrowback
    Future NFL HOFer and current Washington Redskin Adrian Peterson was suspended for the remainder of the 2014 NFL season (6 games) for beating his son w/ a switch.

    Future NFL HOFer and current Washington Redskin Adrian Peterson was suspended for the remainder of the 2014 NFL season (6 games) for beating his son w/ a switch.

    He made the mistake of doing this while playing for Minnesota, where all the Nice white ladies ganged up on him.

    The fact that he wasn’t living with this son, or several other children, because they had different mothers and thus residences, well… you’re not supposed to mention that.,

    But bring out the switch…

  139. Why does that picture evoke the words

    We’re movin’ on up
    to the East Side,
    to a
    dee-luxe apartment
    in a sky-high…

  140. @Dave Pinsen
    For all of his odiousness, Al Sharpton's authenticity almost makes him likeable. In a debate during one of his New York political campaigns, one of his opponents said, "I disagree with my friend Al Sharpton" and Sharpton cut him off: "I disagree that we're friends".

    He probably had a close friend or relative die of heart failure. That tends to scare the healthiness into you.

  141. @Jesse
    Or getting half their genes from an angry dude who walked out...

    For all the preening about their rationality, the conservative wing of HBD is remarkably willing to resort to bleating about "culture" when it suits them.

    > For all the preening about their rationality, the conservative wing of HBD is remarkably willing to resort to bleating about “culture” when it suits them.

    I think this stems from the fact that try as we might, very few people fully internalize the fact that other people don’t think as they do.

  142. @AnotherDad
    Whiskey, you're seriously all over the map here.

    -- White women don't love Al. A certain segment of them approve of "the squad". That's a different group with a different "vibe" and different appeal than Al.

    -- You haven't been around any black women if you think they don't have tirades about their men or "their" men. If you're looking for female compliance and lack of lip ... a black woman is not your go to. What is true is that they aren't ready to sell out their race the way Kristin Gillibrand is doing. They are racially loyal.

    -- Finally this:

    White women are part of the other tribe. Always have been always will be.
     
    is just wrong--the "always have been" bit. White women used to be quite racially loyal. White people--with a culture of strong families of men and women together--utterly dominated the world.

    What's going on is that women are ... narrative compliant. Women simply aren't men--if they were evolution wasn't doing it's job. Woman are much more compliant, they observe and respond to the reigning social conventions and do that. (A seconds' thought about human reproduction explains why this would be the case.) And unfortunately, "the narrative" in America--in the West--was captured by Jewish minoritarianism (minorities good, majorities bad) starting a couple generations back. That's the reigning narrative, the reigning ideology and so that supplies the social norms that white women are complying with. "I'm a good person so i think good thoughts about minorities and immigrants and want to help them ... "

    You want to fight against this then, give due praise to the quality white women who have the fortitude to reject this, who are not race traitors. (A majority of married white women voted for Trump.) And then challenge minoritarianism wherever you go and work to purge it from your church, you civic organization, you friends, your family. Clarify what's going on and challenge the evil of minoritarianism head on. You have the right to live as a white man according to your norms, values, culture, preserving them in your neighborhood and nation for your children and generations to come.

    There is no other path. This is a race war--a race war directed against you.

    Nah, the main difference between black and white women is that white women see no need to remain loyal to the kind of white men who are most vocal about their love of The Race.

    A lot of the “race realist” contingent clearly see white women as simply a means to create more white men. Babbling about how women shouldn’t be allowed to vote, control money or be in positions of authority, or how Bill Cosby’s rapes ain’t no thang is going to alienate women. Then whining that said women won’t vote for your policies shows stunning lack of insight.

    • Replies: @Hippopotamusdrome

    whining that said women won’t vote for your policies shows stunning lack of insight

     

    If women couldn't vote, that wouldn't be a problem, would it?
    , @Alden
    Plenty of White men on this site are like that. Women shouldn’t vote or work or this and that. Then there’s the men on this site who think divorced / unmarried men shouldn’t support their children. Just like the black deadbeat Dad’s whose children are on the welfare rolls.

    The worst are the fathers of 0,1, or 2 White children who proclaim that White women should save the White race by each of us having 4-6 White children. By artificial insemnation presumably and raising the kids without fathers.

    The anti women contingent are naive morons who don’t realize that Gloria Steinem, Betty Friedan Buffalo Bella Abzug et al were one and all running dogs of the capitalist pigs created and funded by the Rockefeller Ford Woods Carnegie and other capitalist pig foundations with just one objective and goal

    Lower wages and increase by about 40 percent the desperate for jobs work force or proletariat or cubicle coolies whatever you want to call workers at any level in a few years.

    That’s what affirmative action for women and minorities was all about naive White men. That’s what the Nixon Rockefeller Blum opening to China was all about. That’s what HI-B visas are all about. That’s what Hispanic Indian food workers and Asian/Indian Drs and engineers are all about.

    Why do naive White men blame it on the running dog front women instead the great capitalists who hired the running dogs.*?

    * Running dog is Mandarin for servile accomplice.

    I’m old enough to have seen the whole massive propaganda onslaught. Think the British/ Jewish propaganda efforts to get us into WWs 1 and 2 were effective? The all women must leave month old babies to go to work propaganda campaign was probably the most effective in history.

    There was a carrot and stick element too. The carrot was the propaganda about how wonderful is work compared to housewifery. The stick was years of 14 percent inflation along with Carters wage freezes.

    50 years later it’s gone beyond 2 income boomer families to never married childless millennials and the generation just out of high school who’ll work at part time jobs and never own homes or have children.

    History teaches us that every popular mass movement has something evil behind it; usually economic. In the case of the women’s movement it was just one part of the capitalist pig 4 point plan

    1 Women
    2affirmative action for non Whites
    3 Rockefeller’s opening to China
    4 HI-B visas for non Whites

    Too bad naive, gullible White men and women can’t see it. White men “ White women are anti White and stole our jobs. “. While women “White men oppressed us and want us to be happy housewives instead of miserable oppressed cubicle coolies harassed by fat black women all day long”

    We are gullible naive idiots.
  143. @BB753
    Al Sharpton was more likeable as a fat man. Now that he's thin and looks sickly, he's lost his clout.

    He went from over 300 pounds to 130 pounds. That’s really impressive.

    He used to look quite baby-faced when he was a young man.

  144. @The Alarmist

    Brown, with his cast-iron self-regard, didn’t care about making music that white people would like.
     
    Which, ironically, made it easy for a lot of White folk to like his stuff far more than the pre-masticated stuff we were often served in those days by the Negro group's White masters in plantations like Capitol.

    That reminds me of this interview with Little Richard when he said “they laid Pat Boone down on me“. This was in reference to his song Tutti Frutti. Frankly, Pat’s version of it was like dry toast.
    With respect to MoTown, I have often said that White people shouldn’t try to perform it because it’s almost always a total train wreck.

    As for Sharpton who is always a total wreck, I am amazed at the staying power these types of race baiting clowns have.

  145. Anonymous[410] • Disclaimer says:

    My Sharpton story. I entered an upper east side cigar bar about a year ago on a Sunday evening. The entrance is tight with a couple of of lounger chairs positioned facing the door barely a yard away. There were many places to sit as the place was less than half full but sitting alone right in the doorway was the reverend himself. I did a double take just as he was looking up and our eyes locked. I expected him to give me the ‘what are you looking at whiteboy’ look, and there was some of that, but he also looked really lonely too. I briefly felt sorry for him. But I got over it, kept walking and enjoyed a nice padron in the back.

  146. Anonymous[140] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jack D
    That Cosby's father administered corporal punishment does not mean that he was not a lovely man (I don't know whether he was or wasn't, either way). Being present and concerned enough to punish your kids if they stray from the right path is a big improvement over what most black kids get, which is a largely absent father and no one present to teach them right from wrong. When Cosby mentioned his fear of being whupped, it was in the context of love and affection for his parents, who cared about him and wanted him to turn out right.

    Cosby's dad raised a kid who was very successful for many decades until MeToo caught up with him, so he must have done something right.

    Unruly kids will be disciplined. The question is whether this will be done by their parents, who love them, or by strangers, who don’t.

  147. He has always been a rotten evil POS.

    He has RUINED the lives of countless innocent white people with his many hoaxes.

    Bill Cosby is a fucking SAINT compared to this SOB.

  148. @John Derbyshire
    Big fan from way back https://tinyurl.com/y5wluv8q

    Typically great column, from – is it possible – 16 years ago!

    Do you still think of Jay Nordlinger as a “colleague?”

    • Replies: @Hail

    Do you still think of Jay Nordlinger as a “colleague?”
     
    A glance at some of Nordlinger (b.1963)'s recent tweets:

    Jay Nordlinger [Verified]
    @jaynordlinger

    I asked, What should be the American position on the democracy protesters in Hong Kong (some of whom are being beaten to a pulp)? A popular response: “None of our business.” The responders tend to advertise themselves as Christ-followers in their bios. A sick, foul world.

    Aug 2, 2019
     


    Jay Nordlinger [Verified]
    @jaynordlinger

    When I think of Baltimore, I think of Babe Ruth, Sergiu Comissiona, Earl Weaver, Jim Palmer, Brooks Robinson, Frank Robinson, Johnny Unitas, Johns Hopkins University, and Mayor Schaefer (his dip in that pool). Now I will think, too, of a fiery, racialized Trump dust-up.

    Jul 29, 2019
     


    Jay Nordlinger [Verified]
    @jaynordlinger


    If the Kremlin succeeds in killing Navalny, what will the U.S. response be? A shrug, as in the Khashoggi murder? A statement of regret from the State Department? Something a tad sterner? What?

    Jul 28, 2019
     

    Is Jay Nordlinger married? Children?

    He was 40 when J.Derbsyhire wrote the pro-Sharpton column, but turns 56 this year.

  149. @Alfa158
    The quality and durability of cars has improved so much we haven’t bought a new car in over twenty years. If you’re patient and take time to search sites like CarFax, you can find lease-return luxury cars that have the color and equipment you want, and with barely broken-in mileage for 20-30k under their original price. New cars aren’t even on the table anymore for us.
    (Hat tip: the exceptions to this strategy are Italian luxury and sports cars. Buy new, sell before the warranty expires. If you still want to buy a used Ferrari here is the rule of thumb: Look at the odometer mileage. Multiply by 2. That will be your first service bill.)

    I had an Alfa Spider years ago. The most wonderful car I ever owned. Reliability on par with a Triumph motorcycle I used to have. I would love to buy a new Alfa sedan, but just can’t do it to myself. Just like a crazy hot chick.

    • Replies: @Authenticjazzman
    " The most most wonderful car I ever owned"

    Wow another true believer here. Myself, as I posted earlier, I owned eleven Alfas including such rarities as a 2600 Sprint coupe' and a "new" 1300 giulia sprint, two Duettos a 1600 (my first Alfa) and an 1750, a Montreal ( the only one I ever had problems with). I could fill tomes with the qualities of these art works on wheels, the road-holding/handling characteristics unmatched by even the great German names, the butter-smooth shifter being wonderful.
    My favorite was my second to last, before I made the mistake of obtaining the Montreal, a mustard 1600 "Junior GT" , an automobile as close to perfection as possible.
    What is a Ferrari : A souped up Alfa. Regarding the sedan models : I love the 60/70ties Giulia super models.
    AJM
  150. @Jack D
    If you want to buy a used German luxury car nowadays make sure it comes with a long warranty. BMWs lose over 1/2 their value in 3 years so they seem like a bargain but they are that cheap for a reason once you price in future repair costs.

    However, you can get close to German performance with much greater reliability if you buy a Japanese car such as a Lexus GS series - that would be my recommendation (if you can stand the ridiculous cow catcher nose). I came close to buying one but then opted for a Genesis G80 demo with 1,000 miles on it that carried a new (and very long) warranty - this cost me about the same as a 3 yr old Lexus.

    The other thing is that you are going to get killed on maintenance costs unless you are willing and able to do some simple maintenance yourself and hunt around for cheap aftermarket or used parts and a local mechanic (not the dealer) and educate yourself on the cheapest way to fix things. The difference in cost can be literally an order of magnitude. Spending $1,000 a year keeping a car on the road is feasible. For $10K/year you might as well buy a new one. For example, recently the driveshaft carrier bearing went bad on my Genesis (a known common failure - it still worked but made an annoying noise at certain speeds). The dealer fix (covered under warranty) was to replace the entire driveshaft assembly which was well over $1,000. If this fails again after the warranty ends (and it will), I am going to have my mechanic press the bearing out of the carrier and press in a new one - it's a standard $50 bearing and the end result is exactly the same.

    The same thing goes on with computers - take your MacBook to the Genius Bar and they are going to replace the motherboard for $1,500. Take it to the local Chinese guy and he is going to resolder a chip for $150.

    You’re exactly right Jack. There’s a guy in New York State that reflashes the computer on Volvos for 150.00. The dealer whacks you 1300 for the repair out of warranty and then sends it to the guy in NY. A mechanic you can trust is worth diamonds or gold.

    • Agree: Alden
    • Replies: @Jack D
    I had a similar thing with the anti-lock brake controller for my (former) Audi. The part that Audi will sell you is the electronics and the hydraulics together as a single unit so not only is the part itself super $$$ but you have to open the hydraulic system and then bleed all the brake lines which is even more labor cost. But there was some guy I found on ebay who would fix the electronics section for like $100 and you didn't have to touch the hydraulics at all. And he claimed to replace the defective component (it was always the same component that failed) with a better one while if you paid $$$ for the factory part it was going to fail AGAIN in another few years because the factory never changed the design despite it being a known failure. From their POV, the fact that these things failed was a FEATURE not a bug so long as they lasted longer than the warranty. And in fact the repaired module worked perfectly for the rest of the time I owned that Audi until another shitty quality Audi component failed and took out my valvetrain.

    Needless to say this was my last Audi. You can tell that the German mfrs really don't GAF anymore about future repairability or durability of their vehicles - if it can make it past the warranty period it's your problem now, baby. The days when Mercedes diesels would clatter around for a million KM are over. By the time you hit that mileage, a dozen different electronic modules will have failed.
  151. @Jesse
    Nah, the main difference between black and white women is that white women see no need to remain loyal to the kind of white men who are most vocal about their love of The Race.

    A lot of the "race realist" contingent clearly see white women as simply a means to create more white men. Babbling about how women shouldn't be allowed to vote, control money or be in positions of authority, or how Bill Cosby's rapes ain't no thang is going to alienate women. Then whining that said women won't vote for your policies shows stunning lack of insight.

    whining that said women won’t vote for your policies shows stunning lack of insight

    If women couldn’t vote, that wouldn’t be a problem, would it?

  152. Hail says: • Website
    @Vinteuil
    Typically great column, from - is it possible - 16 years ago!

    Do you still think of Jay Nordlinger as a "colleague?"

    Do you still think of Jay Nordlinger as a “colleague?”

    A glance at some of Nordlinger (b.1963)’s recent tweets:

    Jay Nordlinger [Verified]
    @jaynordlinger

    I asked, What should be the American position on the democracy protesters in Hong Kong (some of whom are being beaten to a pulp)? A popular response: “None of our business.” The responders tend to advertise themselves as Christ-followers in their bios. A sick, foul world.

    Aug 2, 2019

    Jay Nordlinger [Verified]
    @jaynordlinger

    When I think of Baltimore, I think of Babe Ruth, Sergiu Comissiona, Earl Weaver, Jim Palmer, Brooks Robinson, Frank Robinson, Johnny Unitas, Johns Hopkins University, and Mayor Schaefer (his dip in that pool). Now I will think, too, of a fiery, racialized Trump dust-up.

    Jul 29, 2019

    Jay Nordlinger [Verified]
    @jaynordlinger

    If the Kremlin succeeds in killing Navalny, what will the U.S. response be? A shrug, as in the Khashoggi murder? A statement of regret from the State Department? Something a tad sterner? What?

    Jul 28, 2019

    Is Jay Nordlinger married? Children?

    He was 40 when J.Derbsyhire wrote the pro-Sharpton column, but turns 56 this year.

    • Replies: @Vinteuil
    Nordlinger is married to Israel. He's the cuck to end all cucks

    Back in the day, he used to accompany The Derb to The Met.

    I don't think I'm telling anybody here anything they didn't already know.
  153. Lest we forget :

  154. My mother went from having a new Cadillac every year

    Sharpton’s mother probably would have done better to drive a cheaper used car and save the difference in an emergency fund in case something happened to cut off her husband’s income. Blacks have had trouble building wealth from one generation to the next because of dumb habits like buying depreciating status goods when they get windfalls of money.

  155. Speaking of blacks’ money habits, they inadvertently show some good sense when they buy gold “bling,” which at least can keep its resale value and even appreciate in nominal dollars. When white men buy gold, we call them “libertarians” who invest in “hard assets.”

    • Replies: @snorlax
    Gold (or any material) jewelry is typically priced at several multiples of its scrap value.
  156. @Dan Hayes
    Harry Baldwin:

    Bob Grant respected Malcolm X's intellect, but did not waste much respect on Martin L King!

    Bob Grant also said he couldn’t hate Louis Farrakhan–whom he called “Calypso Louis–after hearing him play Mendelssohn on the violin.

    • Agree: Dan Hayes
    • Replies: @J.Ross
    Whaddaya know, he likes Jews after all.
  157. @Buzz Mohawk
    On his old stand-up comedy records, Bill Cosby told stories about his father beating him. The routines included hyperbolic descriptions of brobdingnagian belts with rivets and hooks.

    Such lovely men.

    Not quite true. Cosby’s stories about his father usually involved the father threatening to get the belt. Cosby’s big line was something along the lines of , “We had never seen The Belt. It was supposed to be six feet long with hooks on the end.”

  158. Anonymous[206] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jesse
    I do so love how conservatives talk like this, and then whine that women flee to the other side.

    Stop stroking yourself. Conservatives need the political support of feeble-minded Montessori feminist women as much as Likud needs to practice more outreach to Hamas

    • Replies: @Jesse
    Grow up, and read some - of all people - Jared Taylor. White American lefties are not the enemy, or at least they don't have to be. You have GOT to start making alliances with sane white centrists and leftists, because right now it's the status quo versus having everything we want crushed, but by other white people. The status quo comes out stronger in that than you might think.

    Sitting on the sidelines carping at your fellow whites for the past few decades has gotten you into a situation where you are a minority unable to get anything done.
  159. @the one they call Desanex
    Remember in the late 60s when the afro hair style became the symbol of black pride? When Hank Ballard joined James Brown’s soul revue ca. 1968, he recorded a song (it was James Brown’s “Lickin’ Stick” with new lyrics) called “How You Gonna Get Respect (When You Haven’t Cut Your Process Yet)?” (“process” meaning artificially straightened hair), backed by the fabulous (and white) Dapps. It peaked at #15 on the R&B chart.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRSkHlXzEyg

    Yo, the Dapps were before rap.
    How did that happen?
    Otherwise, pretty funky.

  160. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:

    OT:

    What is it with all these white rock singers now claiming they’ve been raped?
    First Madonna, then Big LMM, now…

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/9644619/blondie-debbie-harry-raped-knifepoint-armed-robber/

    I sort of know her and a number of her associates and superfans, so I’ve heard a lot of Inside Deb-ball (no pun intended) and I’ve ever heard of this.

    BLONDIE star Debbie Harry has revealed she was once raped at knifepoint.

    The music legend said she and then-boyfriend Chris Stein were tied up by an armed robber.
    She wrote of the attack at her New York home: “Then he poked round searching for anything worth anything.

    “He piled up the guitars and Chris’s camera and then he untied my hands and told me to take off my pants.

    “He f***** me. And then he said, ‘Go clean yourself’.”

    But Debbie, now 74, shrugged off the attack, adding: “The stolen guitars hurt me more.”

    It is not known whether the rape — believed to have taken place before she shot to fame in the 1970s — was reported to police. In her forthcoming memoir Face It, Debbie also discusses an attempted abduction by a man she believes was serial killer Ted Bundy.

    She told how she accepted a lift from a stranger in the early 1970s in Manhattan but quickly realised something was wrong.

  161. @Whiskey
    Maybe in private. When have you heard Oprah, Michelle Obama, Ilhan Omar, Beyonce etc disparage Black men in public like 99% of White female professionals do?

    Well, when you are in the majority, you think you own the joint.
    You don’t think other people are listening or even care if they do.
    That – obviously – is changing.

  162. Anonymous[206] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jesse
    Or getting half their genes from an angry dude who walked out...

    For all the preening about their rationality, the conservative wing of HBD is remarkably willing to resort to bleating about "culture" when it suits them.

    Another reliably ignorant comment from you. Read Robert Trivers on parental investment strategy

    • Replies: @Jesse
    Take one look at the fathers who stay and the ones who leave. Then take a look at the women who pick cads and the women who pick dads. Then considered assortative mating and the effect it has on populations.
  163. @Buzz Mohawk
    Some support the use of corporal punishment on children.

    What matters most is when and how it is applied. My father used it on me only one time, when I was just six years old. I inserted myself into an escalating fight, the type I had seen become violent before, and I shouted at him to stop shouting at my mother. He had been drinking, and he came after me with his belt. I was shocked.

    When such methods are used on a six-year-old boy who is instinctively defending his mother from perceived abuse, corporal punishment is wrong. He did establish his authority, though, and forever after I was careful about challenging him.

    There needs to be a point in a boy's life when he gets put in his place and learns respect, but it should not happen that way.

    There needs to be a point in a boy’s life when he gets put in his place and learns respect, but it should not happen that way.

    In fairness to your dad, it worked.

  164. As a racist friend of mine says: If Al is a reverend, where is his church?

  165. @advancedatheist
    Speaking of blacks' money habits, they inadvertently show some good sense when they buy gold "bling," which at least can keep its resale value and even appreciate in nominal dollars. When white men buy gold, we call them "libertarians" who invest in "hard assets."

    Gold (or any material) jewelry is typically priced at several multiples of its scrap value.

  166. @Jack D
    Sharpton claims that he did not have any surgery and he achieved his weight loss solely thru calorie reduction. This would certainly make him an outlier but it's not literally impossible, just unlikely.

    Could be he’s on some kind of uppers, or that he has some kind of chronic GI disease like celiac or really bad acid reflux, either of which would make that statement technically true.

  167. “Cosby’s dad raised a kid who was very successful for many decades until MeToo caught up with him, so he must have done something right.”

    I was think about Mr. Bill Cosby today as I watched the film, “Once upon a time . . .”.

    There’s not a love loss between Hollywood and myself. But that film managed to draw out a Hollywood with some manner of innocence about it. Hollywood has never been innocent, but what Mr Tarantino managed to do was remind that during the 1960’s there was amongst all the trauma a sense of playfulness as it slid toward the ’70’s. And I recall Mr. Cosby’s and the comments of others about that time. In their circles that’s just what a lot of people, perhaps most people did. If I take that environment on its values, as opposed to the lens of the current over the top feminists nonsense. That in all of that it’s hard to believe that the sacrificial lamb for regret and penance is one lone man.

    That in all of the couch casting, free love, drugs, open marriages, “Bob Marry, Ted and Alice”(?), “The Graduate”, “Goodbye Columbus”, “Looking For Mr. Goodbar”, Clockwork Orange . . . Hair . . . . These films were out of my league but I came to know them . . . in all of those after film parties, prefilm parties, premiers — one guy.

    • Replies: @Authenticjazzman
    " The Graduate"

    My first Alfa Romeo ( I owned eleven of them in succession, last one having been the Montreal V8 edition ) was the same model as in the film, however mine was powder blue, and in 1966 five speed manuel, four wheel discs and dohc were quite ahead of their times.

    Authenticjazzman "Mensa" qualified since 1973, airborne trained US army vet, and pro jazz musician.
  168. @Harry Baldwin
    Bob Grant also said he couldn't hate Louis Farrakhan--whom he called "Calypso Louis--after hearing him play Mendelssohn on the violin.

    Whaddaya know, he likes Jews after all.

  169. Anonymous[140] • Disclaimer says:
    @Buzz Mohawk
    According to Keith Richards, James Brown was the inspiration for Mick Jagger's egotistical approach to his role in the Rolling Stones' band. Keith, in his biography (as verbally recounted to a ghost writer) explains how his childhood friend witnessed Mr. Brown ordering around his band on an American tour. From that day forward, Mick took a more bossy approach to his bandmates.

    It got so bad that by the time I saw them in concert, they were almost billed as "Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones." The rest of the core members reacted violently enough that it did not continue.

    Ego, or whatever you want to call it, works up to a point, and then we all get fu*king tired enough to kick your fu*king ass until you give it up.

    In a larger sense, this is the very precipice upon with our history stands right now.

    *Editor's note: I did not insert the bolded text, as funny as it is. I am trying to remove it right now, but it persists in sticking there. The computer gods want it so.

    That’s the old time Usenet code to denote a line of *bold* text. The other one I remember was _underscores_ for italics.

  170. I’m sorry, but in that picture, Al Sharpton looks like a slightly darker version of veteran adult film actor Ron Jeremy.

  171. @onetwothree
    Little tip (for everyone): Just use a normal link. Most intelligent people will assume link shorteners are spam or other unpredictable garbage. That is a link to your own site, so why would you obfuscate it with a third party website?

    That is a link to your own site, so why would you obfuscate it with a third party website?

    So he can count the click-throughs.

  172. Anonymous[140] • Disclaimer says:
    @AnotherDad
    Whiskey, you're seriously all over the map here.

    -- White women don't love Al. A certain segment of them approve of "the squad". That's a different group with a different "vibe" and different appeal than Al.

    -- You haven't been around any black women if you think they don't have tirades about their men or "their" men. If you're looking for female compliance and lack of lip ... a black woman is not your go to. What is true is that they aren't ready to sell out their race the way Kristin Gillibrand is doing. They are racially loyal.

    -- Finally this:

    White women are part of the other tribe. Always have been always will be.
     
    is just wrong--the "always have been" bit. White women used to be quite racially loyal. White people--with a culture of strong families of men and women together--utterly dominated the world.

    What's going on is that women are ... narrative compliant. Women simply aren't men--if they were evolution wasn't doing it's job. Woman are much more compliant, they observe and respond to the reigning social conventions and do that. (A seconds' thought about human reproduction explains why this would be the case.) And unfortunately, "the narrative" in America--in the West--was captured by Jewish minoritarianism (minorities good, majorities bad) starting a couple generations back. That's the reigning narrative, the reigning ideology and so that supplies the social norms that white women are complying with. "I'm a good person so i think good thoughts about minorities and immigrants and want to help them ... "

    You want to fight against this then, give due praise to the quality white women who have the fortitude to reject this, who are not race traitors. (A majority of married white women voted for Trump.) And then challenge minoritarianism wherever you go and work to purge it from your church, you civic organization, you friends, your family. Clarify what's going on and challenge the evil of minoritarianism head on. You have the right to live as a white man according to your norms, values, culture, preserving them in your neighborhood and nation for your children and generations to come.

    There is no other path. This is a race war--a race war directed against you.

    Yes, e.g. women today are the biggest supporters of homosexual causes, but a few generations ago they were the biggest sniffers-out and denouncers of homosexuals. It’s not women’s nature that has changed, but the reigning culture.

  173. @Hail
    If I may be permitted:

    [T]he thing that struck me after listening with attention to an hour of Al Sharpton was what a very good speaker he is. This remains true even if you mentally subtract out the preaching component. As a preacher, he is simply tremendous. Towards the end of that sermon (around 48:00) he has got up a real head of steam and he soars off into the sky, chanting and alliterating with a fluency and passion that make the bristles stand up on the back of your neck. He is simply a terrific, terrific preacher. But even when just laying out a case, his oratory has an energy and conviction that is all too rare in our public discourse.

    I am referring here strictly to form, not content. Sharpton's politics is, to be blunt about it, garbage — the most frivolous kind of adolescent socialism. He believes that "the government" should give stuff to poor people: houses, schools, money. He is on board with every wacky fad and victimological scam the Left has come up with this twenty years past — abortion on demand, gay marriage, reparations for slavery, the whole bucket of chum. On foreign affairs he is a near-perfect vacuum; I doubt he could point to China on a map. He is not even consistent, criticizing defense spending at one point, then apparently calling for an attack on North Korea at another. (He probably sees the latter nation in terms of those Korean greengrocers who make a living in black neighborhoods, "exploitin' our people." Yeah, let's go to war against them!)

    To be fair to Sharpton, it's not all bad. There is in that sermon, jumbled in illogically with all the self-pity and victimology, a powerful message of self-help, of not making excuses, of responsibility. Listen:

    -- "We've allowed this Hollywood culture to tell our children that 'blackness' is acting like a thug. We've allowed them to tell our children that it's all right to disrespect our women — that's a black thing. It's all right to make babies you're not goin' to raise — that's a black thing. That's NOT a black thing." (30:10)

    -- " 'Times are hard'? Times been harder than this. Don't use the times as an excuse to surrender to decadence." (31:50)

    -- "You can't blame everything on others when we've surrendered our own moral values ourselves." (38:50)

    So far as I have ever heard, Sharpton's own personal life is impeccable. I won't be voting for the guy, though. Like my colleague JayNordlinger, I'd like to see some redemption through repentance before I'll take seriously anything Sharpton has to say. I can't help wishing, though, that the rhetorical mastery he exhibits in that sound clip were a bit more widely distributed, especially on my side of the political line.

    For, let's face it, the current standard of political oratory in the U.S.A. is dismal. I am very glad to have George W. Bush as my president, and believe him to be a capable and sincere man
     

    The Sharpton commentary is interesting, but this last, tangential line, on George W. Bush, caught my attention. We don't hear much about the junior Bush anymore. To my view, he proudly presided over general decline, rather than doing anything to reverse any of the many negative trends, when "the getting was still good." I'd even go so far as to ask, Would a President Gore, 2001-2005, have been better?

    This column was apparently published in National Review on Dec. 5, 2003. Would the 2010s-era John Derbyshire, in retrospect, agree with the Dec. 2003 John Derbyshire in regard to the latter's curious comment on his being "very glad" that the "capable" G.W. Bush was president?

    Maybe 2003-Derb didn't even agree with 2003-Derb's own statement there, but one does have to stay within a party-line; few have Ann Coulter's free-wheeling bully-pulpit. The continuation of 2003-Derb's sentence on G.W.Bush might suggest a dissident view:


    but watching him fumble and stumble his way through a speech with his face and neck muscles all locked rigid like that is almost physically painful.
     

    George W. was a self-centered libtard. It was all about him – how he rescued his hapless father’s reputation and restored his father’s honor. Dubya was Jimmy Carter’s twin. Both sons of different mothers, but identical in temperament, outlook, political acumen and contempt for almost all Americans. Both dishonest about who they were and what they wanted and did. Both establishment drones. Neither shared an allegiance to America.

    Don’t blame Derbyshire – GWB was better than Gore the Whore. You have to pick the lesser of two evils.

  174. anon[892] • Disclaimer says:
    @William Badwhite
    Do we know it wasn't gastric bypass or some other surgical procedure? People losing that much weight and keeping it off through diet & exercise is extremely unusual, for the simple reason that the type of people that let themselves get that fat in the first place usually have poor self-discipline and poor resolve.

    Carbs is probably how he got morbidly obese, and ditching carbs could explain his huge weight loss.
    From my experience, the only way to do that is to replace the carbs with clean animal fat, Dripping, Lard, Cream, and Butter.
    High Saturated Fat intake seems to kill off cravings for wheat products, coffee, and soda

    • Replies: @Jesse
    I read he went vegan. Black Twitter had his alleged daily food intake, and if he was a teenage girl he'd have been sent straight to a clinic.
  175. @Anonymous
    Another reliably ignorant comment from you. Read Robert Trivers on parental investment strategy

    Take one look at the fathers who stay and the ones who leave. Then take a look at the women who pick cads and the women who pick dads. Then considered assortative mating and the effect it has on populations.

  176. @Anonymous
    Stop stroking yourself. Conservatives need the political support of feeble-minded Montessori feminist women as much as Likud needs to practice more outreach to Hamas

    Grow up, and read some – of all people – Jared Taylor. White American lefties are not the enemy, or at least they don’t have to be. You have GOT to start making alliances with sane white centrists and leftists, because right now it’s the status quo versus having everything we want crushed, but by other white people. The status quo comes out stronger in that than you might think.

    Sitting on the sidelines carping at your fellow whites for the past few decades has gotten you into a situation where you are a minority unable to get anything done.

  177. @Cortes
    Any relation to Li’l Al?

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Albert_experiment

    Interesting. I hope Little Albert’s induced phobia of furry objects didn’t extend to certain birds and bees things later on.

    Shorter answer: No, but maybe related to Uncle Albert (we’re so sorry … to have caused y’all any pain with all these youtube vids.):

  178. @Colin Wright
    '...The same thing goes on with computers – take your MacBook to the Genius Bar and they are going to replace the motherboard for $1,500. Take it to the local Chinese guy and he is going to resolder a chip for $150.'

    Back in my puppy years I had a 1974 Audi Fox I'd bought for $700 or $800. It was actually a Volkswagen with the Audi nameplate, but that's neither here nor there.

    So it had an early version of an on-board computer. It failed, and I went to the dealer to replace it.

    $500. That wasn't going to happen. So I asked the parts guy: 'what'll happen if I just connect the two terminals where this plugged in with a piece of wire.'

    'It'll run,' (he said kind of furtively.).

    So I put in the piece of wire. The car ran. Never noticed a difference.

    I doubt it would run completely without the computer that manages the fuel injection. Also most computers have a lot more than 2 wires going into them. Probably what failed was a sensor such as the O2 sensor. Usually the computer has some default programming where it will guesstimate the richness of the fuel mixture if it is not getting feedback from sensor data. The O2 sensor doesn’t even start to work until it is warmed up so the car has to be able to run without its input. It will run but it’s not optimal in terms of pollution control, gas mileage, the life of your catalytic converter, etc. But it is running without sensor input every morning for the 1st 10 minutes or so anyway so yeah, it will run well enough. Eventually you’ll spend more on gas than it would have cost to fix it.

    • Agree: Johann Ricke
  179. @J.Ross
    Will corporations take the hint and stop hiring visibly crazy pepple?

    Not hiring crazy people is illegal.

    • Replies: @Ibound1
    S.Ct. Case coming up as to whether the 1964 Civil Rights Act applies to transgenders. If they win, yeah, it will be actually illegal not to hire crazy people.
  180. @anon
    Carbs is probably how he got morbidly obese, and ditching carbs could explain his huge weight loss.
    From my experience, the only way to do that is to replace the carbs with clean animal fat, Dripping, Lard, Cream, and Butter.
    High Saturated Fat intake seems to kill off cravings for wheat products, coffee, and soda

    I read he went vegan. Black Twitter had his alleged daily food intake, and if he was a teenage girl he’d have been sent straight to a clinic.

    • Replies: @anon
    Hard to believe.
    Veganism hasn't got any record as a weight loss strategy, and this bloke has lost over 60% of his body mass.
    Veganism is being heavily promoted though, and Al Sharpton is pretty good at identifying Gravy Trains
  181. @JMcG
    You’re exactly right Jack. There’s a guy in New York State that reflashes the computer on Volvos for 150.00. The dealer whacks you 1300 for the repair out of warranty and then sends it to the guy in NY. A mechanic you can trust is worth diamonds or gold.

    I had a similar thing with the anti-lock brake controller for my (former) Audi. The part that Audi will sell you is the electronics and the hydraulics together as a single unit so not only is the part itself super $$$ but you have to open the hydraulic system and then bleed all the brake lines which is even more labor cost. But there was some guy I found on ebay who would fix the electronics section for like $100 and you didn’t have to touch the hydraulics at all. And he claimed to replace the defective component (it was always the same component that failed) with a better one while if you paid $$$ for the factory part it was going to fail AGAIN in another few years because the factory never changed the design despite it being a known failure. From their POV, the fact that these things failed was a FEATURE not a bug so long as they lasted longer than the warranty. And in fact the repaired module worked perfectly for the rest of the time I owned that Audi until another shitty quality Audi component failed and took out my valvetrain.

    Needless to say this was my last Audi. You can tell that the German mfrs really don’t GAF anymore about future repairability or durability of their vehicles – if it can make it past the warranty period it’s your problem now, baby. The days when Mercedes diesels would clatter around for a million KM are over. By the time you hit that mileage, a dozen different electronic modules will have failed.

    • Agree: Johann Ricke
  182. @Jack D
    Not hiring crazy people is illegal.

    S.Ct. Case coming up as to whether the 1964 Civil Rights Act applies to transgenders. If they win, yeah, it will be actually illegal not to hire crazy people.

  183. @EliteCommInc.
    "Cosby’s dad raised a kid who was very successful for many decades until MeToo caught up with him, so he must have done something right."


    I was think about Mr. Bill Cosby today as I watched the film, "Once upon a time . . .".

    There's not a love loss between Hollywood and myself. But that film managed to draw out a Hollywood with some manner of innocence about it. Hollywood has never been innocent, but what Mr Tarantino managed to do was remind that during the 1960's there was amongst all the trauma a sense of playfulness as it slid toward the '70's. And I recall Mr. Cosby's and the comments of others about that time. In their circles that's just what a lot of people, perhaps most people did. If I take that environment on its values, as opposed to the lens of the current over the top feminists nonsense. That in all of that it's hard to believe that the sacrificial lamb for regret and penance is one lone man.

    That in all of the couch casting, free love, drugs, open marriages, "Bob Marry, Ted and Alice"(?), "The Graduate", "Goodbye Columbus", "Looking For Mr. Goodbar", Clockwork Orange . . . Hair . . . . These films were out of my league but I came to know them . . . in all of those after film parties, prefilm parties, premiers -- one guy.

    ” The Graduate”

    My first Alfa Romeo ( I owned eleven of them in succession, last one having been the Montreal V8 edition ) was the same model as in the film, however mine was powder blue, and in 1966 five speed manuel, four wheel discs and dohc were quite ahead of their times.

    Authenticjazzman “Mensa” qualified since 1973, airborne trained US army vet, and pro jazz musician.

  184. Al “Slim Shady” Sharpton is a true dreg of society.

  185. @JMcG
    I had an Alfa Spider years ago. The most wonderful car I ever owned. Reliability on par with a Triumph motorcycle I used to have. I would love to buy a new Alfa sedan, but just can’t do it to myself. Just like a crazy hot chick.

    ” The most most wonderful car I ever owned”

    Wow another true believer here. Myself, as I posted earlier, I owned eleven Alfas including such rarities as a 2600 Sprint coupe’ and a “new” 1300 giulia sprint, two Duettos a 1600 (my first Alfa) and an 1750, a Montreal ( the only one I ever had problems with). I could fill tomes with the qualities of these art works on wheels, the road-holding/handling characteristics unmatched by even the great German names, the butter-smooth shifter being wonderful.
    My favorite was my second to last, before I made the mistake of obtaining the Montreal, a mustard 1600 “Junior GT” , an automobile as close to perfection as possible.
    What is a Ferrari : A souped up Alfa. Regarding the sedan models : I love the 60/70ties Giulia super models.
    AJM

  186. @Robert Dolan
    You don't see black ethno-masochists.

    But certain parties would argue that every black who goes past “acting white” and criticizes self-destructive behavior (Cosby, Steele, Elder, McWhorter, Sowell, Carson) is a “self-hating black.”

  187. Deleted.

  188. @black sea
    It seems that for a lot of black men, their anger toward the larger society and its "systemic racism" draws much of its energy from the absence or departure of their father from their lives.

    Never ever forget dey mamma’s beatings nagging and shrieking which makes them hate women. Black men’s high rate of murdering and beating women probably stems from that.

    Black women raiser black boys to be the dumbest highest crime rate most dangerous demographic in the country.

  189. @Jesse
    Nah, the main difference between black and white women is that white women see no need to remain loyal to the kind of white men who are most vocal about their love of The Race.

    A lot of the "race realist" contingent clearly see white women as simply a means to create more white men. Babbling about how women shouldn't be allowed to vote, control money or be in positions of authority, or how Bill Cosby's rapes ain't no thang is going to alienate women. Then whining that said women won't vote for your policies shows stunning lack of insight.

    Plenty of White men on this site are like that. Women shouldn’t vote or work or this and that. Then there’s the men on this site who think divorced / unmarried men shouldn’t support their children. Just like the black deadbeat Dad’s whose children are on the welfare rolls.

    The worst are the fathers of 0,1, or 2 White children who proclaim that White women should save the White race by each of us having 4-6 White children. By artificial insemnation presumably and raising the kids without fathers.

    The anti women contingent are naive morons who don’t realize that Gloria Steinem, Betty Friedan Buffalo Bella Abzug et al were one and all running dogs of the capitalist pigs created and funded by the Rockefeller Ford Woods Carnegie and other capitalist pig foundations with just one objective and goal

    Lower wages and increase by about 40 percent the desperate for jobs work force or proletariat or cubicle coolies whatever you want to call workers at any level in a few years.

    That’s what affirmative action for women and minorities was all about naive White men. That’s what the Nixon Rockefeller Blum opening to China was all about. That’s what HI-B visas are all about. That’s what Hispanic Indian food workers and Asian/Indian Drs and engineers are all about.

    Why do naive White men blame it on the running dog front women instead the great capitalists who hired the running dogs.*?

    * Running dog is Mandarin for servile accomplice.

    I’m old enough to have seen the whole massive propaganda onslaught. Think the British/ Jewish propaganda efforts to get us into WWs 1 and 2 were effective? The all women must leave month old babies to go to work propaganda campaign was probably the most effective in history.

    There was a carrot and stick element too. The carrot was the propaganda about how wonderful is work compared to housewifery. The stick was years of 14 percent inflation along with Carters wage freezes.

    50 years later it’s gone beyond 2 income boomer families to never married childless millennials and the generation just out of high school who’ll work at part time jobs and never own homes or have children.

    History teaches us that every popular mass movement has something evil behind it; usually economic. In the case of the women’s movement it was just one part of the capitalist pig 4 point plan

    1 Women
    2affirmative action for non Whites
    3 Rockefeller’s opening to China
    4 HI-B visas for non Whites

    Too bad naive, gullible White men and women can’t see it. White men “ White women are anti White and stole our jobs. “. While women “White men oppressed us and want us to be happy housewives instead of miserable oppressed cubicle coolies harassed by fat black women all day long”

    We are gullible naive idiots.

    • Replies: @Authenticjazzman
    " Funded by the Rockefeller Ford Woods carnegie and other capitalist pig foundations with just one objective and goal"

    Well first of all these pig foundations are in reality marxist organisations with "one goal" in mind and that being the spread of world-wide communism, and they have absolutely nothing in common with "capitalism" per se'

    Secondly : you, as an apparent leftist, have no clue as to what you are blathering about , as the world has suffered more than enough under the blessings of Karl Marx.

    AJM

  190. @Jesse
    I read he went vegan. Black Twitter had his alleged daily food intake, and if he was a teenage girl he'd have been sent straight to a clinic.

    Hard to believe.
    Veganism hasn’t got any record as a weight loss strategy, and this bloke has lost over 60% of his body mass.
    Veganism is being heavily promoted though, and Al Sharpton is pretty good at identifying Gravy Trains

  191. @Hail

    Do you still think of Jay Nordlinger as a “colleague?”
     
    A glance at some of Nordlinger (b.1963)'s recent tweets:

    Jay Nordlinger [Verified]
    @jaynordlinger

    I asked, What should be the American position on the democracy protesters in Hong Kong (some of whom are being beaten to a pulp)? A popular response: “None of our business.” The responders tend to advertise themselves as Christ-followers in their bios. A sick, foul world.

    Aug 2, 2019
     


    Jay Nordlinger [Verified]
    @jaynordlinger

    When I think of Baltimore, I think of Babe Ruth, Sergiu Comissiona, Earl Weaver, Jim Palmer, Brooks Robinson, Frank Robinson, Johnny Unitas, Johns Hopkins University, and Mayor Schaefer (his dip in that pool). Now I will think, too, of a fiery, racialized Trump dust-up.

    Jul 29, 2019
     


    Jay Nordlinger [Verified]
    @jaynordlinger


    If the Kremlin succeeds in killing Navalny, what will the U.S. response be? A shrug, as in the Khashoggi murder? A statement of regret from the State Department? Something a tad sterner? What?

    Jul 28, 2019
     

    Is Jay Nordlinger married? Children?

    He was 40 when J.Derbsyhire wrote the pro-Sharpton column, but turns 56 this year.

    Nordlinger is married to Israel. He’s the cuck to end all cucks

    Back in the day, he used to accompany The Derb to The Met.

    I don’t think I’m telling anybody here anything they didn’t already know.

  192. @Alden
    Plenty of White men on this site are like that. Women shouldn’t vote or work or this and that. Then there’s the men on this site who think divorced / unmarried men shouldn’t support their children. Just like the black deadbeat Dad’s whose children are on the welfare rolls.

    The worst are the fathers of 0,1, or 2 White children who proclaim that White women should save the White race by each of us having 4-6 White children. By artificial insemnation presumably and raising the kids without fathers.

    The anti women contingent are naive morons who don’t realize that Gloria Steinem, Betty Friedan Buffalo Bella Abzug et al were one and all running dogs of the capitalist pigs created and funded by the Rockefeller Ford Woods Carnegie and other capitalist pig foundations with just one objective and goal

    Lower wages and increase by about 40 percent the desperate for jobs work force or proletariat or cubicle coolies whatever you want to call workers at any level in a few years.

    That’s what affirmative action for women and minorities was all about naive White men. That’s what the Nixon Rockefeller Blum opening to China was all about. That’s what HI-B visas are all about. That’s what Hispanic Indian food workers and Asian/Indian Drs and engineers are all about.

    Why do naive White men blame it on the running dog front women instead the great capitalists who hired the running dogs.*?

    * Running dog is Mandarin for servile accomplice.

    I’m old enough to have seen the whole massive propaganda onslaught. Think the British/ Jewish propaganda efforts to get us into WWs 1 and 2 were effective? The all women must leave month old babies to go to work propaganda campaign was probably the most effective in history.

    There was a carrot and stick element too. The carrot was the propaganda about how wonderful is work compared to housewifery. The stick was years of 14 percent inflation along with Carters wage freezes.

    50 years later it’s gone beyond 2 income boomer families to never married childless millennials and the generation just out of high school who’ll work at part time jobs and never own homes or have children.

    History teaches us that every popular mass movement has something evil behind it; usually economic. In the case of the women’s movement it was just one part of the capitalist pig 4 point plan

    1 Women
    2affirmative action for non Whites
    3 Rockefeller’s opening to China
    4 HI-B visas for non Whites

    Too bad naive, gullible White men and women can’t see it. White men “ White women are anti White and stole our jobs. “. While women “White men oppressed us and want us to be happy housewives instead of miserable oppressed cubicle coolies harassed by fat black women all day long”

    We are gullible naive idiots.

    ” Funded by the Rockefeller Ford Woods carnegie and other capitalist pig foundations with just one objective and goal”

    Well first of all these pig foundations are in reality marxist organisations with “one goal” in mind and that being the spread of world-wide communism, and they have absolutely nothing in common with “capitalism” per se’

    Secondly : you, as an apparent leftist, have no clue as to what you are blathering about , as the world has suffered more than enough under the blessings of Karl Marx.

    AJM

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