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From the Washington Post:

The two expat bros who terrorized women correspondents in Moscow

Matt Taibbi and Mark Ames trafficked in hideous stereotypes and body-shaming.

By Kathy Lally December 15 at 4:42 PM

Is Washington Post reporter Kathy Lally related to Lally Weymouth and her Washington Post-owning mother Katharine Graham (plus, Lally Weymouth is sister in law of Talking Heads bassist Tina Weymouth?) Probably not, but the Post has always had a whole bunch of of people with seemingly interlocking names.

There’s more than one way to harass women. A raft of men in recent weeks have paid for accusations of sexual harassment with their companies, their jobs, their plum political posts. But one point has been overlooked in the scandals: Men can be belittling, cruel and deeply damaging without demanding sex. (Try sloughing off heaps of contempt with your self-esteem intact.)

Some men hurt your feelings by wanting sex from you. Other men hurt your feelings by not wanting sex from you. They must all pay.

We have no consensus — and hardly any discussion — about how we should treat behaviors that are misogynist and bullying but fall short of breaking the law.

Hanging is too good for ‘em for what they said about me being “matronly.” There can be NO statute of limitations for body-shamers.

The point is not whether or not these men broke the law. Who cares about legal mumbo-jumbo technicalities? The point is that they are men who hurt the self-esteem of women, or, to be precise, one woman, me, Kathy Lally, who, let me make clear, is n0t “matronly.”

Twenty years ago, when I was a Moscow correspondent for the Baltimore Sun, two Americans named Matt Taibbi and Mark Ames ran an English-language tabloid in the Russian capital called the eXile. They portrayed themselves as swashbuckling parodists, unbound by the conventions of mainstream journalism, exposing Westerners who were cynically profiting from the chaos of post-Soviet Russia.

In contrast to the Serious Media who did such a fabulous job of covering what was really going on in Yeltsin’s Democratizing Russia. For most of the 1990s I heard from the NYT and NPR about what superb advice Russia was getting from Larry Summers, Andrei Shleiffer, Jeffrey Sachs, and Stanley Fischer. But in 2017, for some inexplicable reason, Russians seem to resent what happened to them during their decade when Americans were giving them economic advice and running their political campaigns for them.

In contrast, while little The Exile was full of self-evident BS it was making up out of whole cloth, it did get across one message: don’t trust the American Establishment’s PR about how high-minded and successful their interference in Russia is.

A better description is this: The eXile was juvenile, stunt-obsessed and pornographic, titillating for high school boys.

And it’s almost as if The Exile’s War Nerd wasn’t actually a data entry clerk living in the suburbs of Fresno, CA.

It is back in the news because Taibbi just wrote a new book, and interviewers are asking him why he and Ames acted so boorishly back then. The eXile’s distinguishing feature, more than anything else, was its blinding sexism — which often targeted me.

It’s about POWER: Who has more power, a poor woman working for the Washington Post or a MAN who used to work for The Exile? Obviously, the MAN.

… It ridiculed one female reporter as a “star spinster columnist” and mentioned women’s “anger lines” and fat ankles. The paper even had a cartoon called the Fat Ankle News, about a woman who tweezes her nose hairs and gorges on doughnuts while editing a story.

… And all I ever said about the eXile publicly was in that email to Johnson. But after that, Ames and Taibbi seemed certain I wanted to shut the paper down, censor them and oppose free speech generally.

Which I am doing in 2017: Vengeance is a dish best served cold!

… In the eXile, he described “a full frontal attack by, of all things, a matronly middle-aged American print journalist.” …

“Matronly”?!?!?!?

Of course I was angry and upset. I worried about my daughters; the older one was in high school. She had to watch her mother’s character assassination unfold — witnessed by her classmates.

What high school girl wants to think of her mother as “matronly?” Everybody knows that high school girls want the world to think of their mothers as “hot.”

I didn’t think about Taibbi and Ames for years; my self-esteem remained intact and my life moved along. Then, just as more and more men were being drummed out of public life for long-ago behavior, Taibbi landed in the news, bringing Ames along with him. Taibbi recently published a book about the death of Eric Garner, “I Can’t Breathe,” and in an interview about it, an NPR host asked him about the eXile years and a passage, written by Ames, in their memoir that described routine sexual harassment of women.

Taibbi apologized on the program and later on Facebook. “The behavior [Ames] describes is reprehensible. It is also, like a lot of things in the eXile, fictional and not true.” …

At the time, silence in the face of its bullying seemed the best way of dealing with the eXile. Criticizing it only brought on attack. But now women are regaining their voices, and I’ve found myself regaining mine.

… That reckoning has been too long coming. But you don’t have to grope a woman or force a kiss on her to humiliate her, to make her doubt herself, to silence and diminish her. Bullying, treating women with contempt, freezing them out of the lunches and meetings that build networks and authority: All are damaging, insidious and difficult to root out. That will take time — and more women who call men out. That’s why I’m saying #MeToo.

It’s not just Sailer’s First Law of Female Journalism, it’s Sailer’s Nth Law of Female Journalism.

 
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  1. For God’s sake, will this #metoo bullshit never end? How many more must we hear about?

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  2. J.Ross says: • Website

    Taibbi wrote one of the best books on the 2008 debacle (Kleptocracy) and Ames wrote the only serious book on the mass shooting phenomenon (Going Postal). Ames was for many years the editor of the Exile, the best English-language newspaper about Russia (although it did have a nakedly supremacist streak and a good deal of the content was freakshow-watching, “look at those crazy goyim, ha ha they sure are poor”), there was still very good, unique journalism. The Exile was shuttered by Putin but Ames was still objective enough after that to point out that Putin was not the bad guy in the Georgian-Ossetian situation. Ames also vociferously defended LAPD burnout Dorner, who was criminally overreacting to very real problems in the department which the major media decided to ignore.
    Attacking these real journalists who stand above an ocean of glow-in-the-dark intel operatives and airheaded liars — on the grounds that they sometimes chat like men — is simple witch-hunting.

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    Ames also vociferously defended LAPD burnout Dorner, who was criminally overreacting to very real problems in the department which the major media decided to ignore.

    Wow. What a surprise that he would defend a black guy for killing innocent white people.

    , @Anonymous

    (although it did have a nakedly supremacist streak and a good deal of the content was freakshow-watching, “look at those crazy goyim, ha ha they sure are poor”
     
    Ames is Episcopalian , Taibbi was born Catholic and is now an athiest.
    , @Neoconned1
    I read Taibbis shit in Rolling Stone on occasion. He's their only journalist who has even halfway decent material.

    He writes about Wall Street and the spooks/Deep State and defense contractors....and corporatism and cronyist influence in Washington.

    Which makes me wonder if someone is financing this and paying this fat slob to dredge up pointless news no one fucking cares about...
    , @MarkinLA
    overreacting to very real problems in the department

    He was a psychotic who was BLM nutty before there was BLM. There was nothing to his complaints. I believe one was even directed at a woman who was his superior officer.

    Explain why somebody goes to all the trouble necessary to create a corporation to register a legally transferrable machine gun in the corporations name and circumvent the normal process and when he goes on his killing spree blames society for how easy it was for him to get his machine gun?

    Owning a legally transferrable machine gun in California is virtually impossible to register it in an individuals name.
    , @Dieter Kief
    I've read most of Matt Taibbi's reporting in Rolling Stone and some of his books. I agree, Kleptocracy is a very interesting read.
    Taibbi wasn't intimidated by the law that if you critize Jews for their actions, you're an anti-semite: Therefor you dare not mention that there are - ehe - Jews working at Wall St. for example ...

    (There's some bloggers here on iSteve, too, who know this stuff quite well, but do not refer to Matt Taibbi and his at times really furious critique of the American kleptocrazy- and I think this does not not (no typo) happen, because what Taibbi says is wrong at all. Rather the opposite.

    Taibbi was very self-critical about his reporting of the election last year, saying that he wasted his time basically inside the bubble, and that he oversaw the regular folks and their reasons to vote or Trump (cf. Steve Sailer's family-affordance aspect, or - the work of Robert Putnam and Paul Collier pointing out, that immigration is causing troubles not least for the "lowly of birth" / Jagger/Richads// The Salt of The Earth).

    Taibbi is pretty much wrong about the police and about inequality being - the main problem, what crime is concerned, methinks.
    Or education. I really wish, he would read (study) a piece like Ellen Packer's "Letter From Baltimore", here on unz.com (in case Steve Sailer's very well thought out and meticulously detailed posts about this subject would be too much - in the beginning...).

    With Rolling Stone going down down down Tom Waits on In The Neighborhood, Matt Taibbi might face hard times.

    , @snorlax

    although it did have a nakedly supremacist streak and a good deal of the content was freakshow-watching, “look at those crazy goyim, ha ha they sure are poor”
     
    Uh, it's hard to come up with two names that sound, or two people who look, more goyish than "Matt Taibbi and Mark Ames."

    https://photos.vanityfair.com/2015/01/30/54cbfc3c932c5f781b395b26_image.jpg

    Jew score: 0/4
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  3. Anon • Disclaimer says:

    It ridiculed one female reporter as a “star spinster columnist” and mentioned women’s “anger lines” and fat ankles. The paper even had a cartoon called the Fat Ankle News, about a woman who tweezes her nose hairs and gorges on doughnuts while editing a story.

    Huh? This isn’t funny? I mean it’s freaking hilarious.

    And women used to have a sense of humor about such stuff, not least because women are the funniest critics of how OTHER women look.
    Women are odd, though. They are ultra-look conscious and always judging other women as ‘fat’, ‘ugly’, ‘gross’, ‘ewww’, etc. But precisely because they are so look-conscious and want praise, there is a kind of wink-wink understanding among them that they must pretend they are ALL SO BEAUTIFUL… like Oprah.
    Women want to look like Rihanna but look closer to Oprah, so they pretend Oprah is beautiful when, in fact, they are always saying nasty stuff about other women.

    Paradoxically, the most narcissistic are most ‘generous’ because they are most vain. Because they fear that they will be mocked and insulted if they say unkind words about others, they go around praising everyone as ‘beautiful’. “Oh, you’re so lovely, and I’m so lovely, and we’re all so lovely.”

    Still, when and why did women become so humorless? Is it the tranny thing? I mean PC said NO MORE JOKES about Trannies. So, Bruce is Caitlyn, and that’s that. If you laugh, shame on you and you might even get canned.

    Are women feeling envious of the protection that Trannies got? If men pretending to be women can’t be joked about, I guess it should apply to women as well.

    What a boring world.

    We need sanity back:

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    • Replies: @pyrrhus
    Very few women have a sense of humor beyond the very infantile level...And when Sailer's First Law of female journalism is violated......
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  4. Simon says:

    I remember a mysteriously venomous piece that Taibbi wrote in 2005 for a now defunct free paper called the NYPress, in which he made fun of the dying Pope John Paul II.

    It was called “THE 52 FUNNIEST THINGS ABOUT THE UPCOMING DEATH OF THE POPE.”

    Here’s how it began:

    52. Pope pisses himself just before the end; gets all over nurse.

    51. After death, saggy, furry tits of dead Pope begin inexorable process of melting away into nothingness, like coldest of Sno-cones under faintest of suns.

    50. Pope survives just long enough to be acquired by Isiah Thomas for Stephon Marbury, 2005 #1 pick and cash considerations. “We feel like we’ve made ourselves younger and more competitive,” Thomas says.

    49. After beating for the last time, Pope’s heart sits there like a piece of hamburger.

    48. Whole world waiting until the last minute for a sudden improvement of his condition. Long lines of girls in the Philippines kneeling and praying. Catholics everywhere with ears pressed to radios, transfixed. Pope gives one last groan, spits, dies.

    For more such hilarity, you can check out the rest:

    http://konformist.com/archives/2005/03-2005/kn4m0311.txt

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    • Replies: @dearieme
    Perhaps he was making the point that the Pope's death wasn't funny?
    , @jimmyriddle
    That might have been satire on the MSMs ghoulish death watch.

    I remember all the media arrived in Rome and waited for JPII to pop his clogs. But then he had a bit of a recovery - you could sense the disappointment on the 24 hour news outlets.
    , @Ganderson
    # 50 is kind of amusing...
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  5. J.Ross says: • Website

    To be clear, the nineties in Russia was a time and place where you could credibly demand sex from women (think post-war Germany) without fear of rejection or legal repercussions, and that region (and more so the Ukraine) is a major hunting ground for the most awful sort of human traffickers and modern day enslavers.
    Putin didn’t stop international adoptions out of spite, he stopped the adoptions because they were quietly keeping track of the kids and some of the kids were going missing.
    But hey, a rich twentysomething was once boorish, so all those rape-toys and involuntary organ donors better shuffle to the back of the line, in the name of feminism.

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  6. Anon • Disclaimer says:

    Journalism sort of invites aggressive types.

    It takes boldness for reporters to stick their noses into others affairs.

    At the lowest rung are paparazzis who try to get the pic. And reporters try to get the scoop. There is an element of the hunt, the grab, the snatch, the swoop, the con.
    Reporters lie constantly to put people at ease to spill stuff. It attracts a lot of sociopathic types.
    They hunt for trophies or try to steal them. ALL THE PRESIDENTS MEN is, on the one hand, a story of truth and justice, but it’s also a whale hunt. Moby Dick, bagging the president. It made it so sexy. NETWORK came out around the same time to show the manic side of media.

    This is esp true of field reporters.

    It’s no wonder Roger Ebert loved LA DOLCE VITA. It’s about this guy who reports on fame and entertainment and is always on the look for a good time.

    https://www.rogerebert.com/rogers-journal/the-greatest-films-of-all-time

    Sometimes the way you consider a film depends on when and why you saw it, and what it meant to you at that time. “La Dolce Vita” has become a touchstone in my life: A film about a kind of life I dreamed of living, then a film about the life I was living, the about my escape from that life.

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    But if I well remember it, La Dolce Vita is really about the emptiness of such pursuit. While the expression entered the lexicon in its literal meaning, it had an ironical sense in the movie, and Mastroianni ends up looking more like a clown.
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  7. anon • Disclaimer says:

    I think a lot of it was this kind of stuff:

    “When I went back into the TV room, Andy pulled me aside with a worried grin on his face. ‘Dude do you realize…do you know how old that Natasha is?’ he said.

    “‘Sixteen?’

    “‘No! No, she’s fif-teen. Fif-teen.’ Right then my pervometer needle hit the red. I had to have her, even if she was homely.”

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    Yeah, pretty interesting when this woman cares more about having been called a fat c_nt (for being a fat c_nt) than the fact that these two were dishonoring Russian women. It would be one thing if one of them had say, married a 16 or 17 year old- nothing wrong with that- but banging them and leaving them? Sad.
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  8. Yan Shen says: • Website

    The uh apology…

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  9. It was a huge mistake for her to write this.

    She might get claps on the back for it now, but when all is said and done and the U.S. moves on to newer, more exciting moral panics, the only thing anyone will ever remember about Kathy Lally is that she had fat ankles.

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    Hillary Clinton is the original fat ankles: Cankles. I doubt anyone will remember Kathy Lally's name, much less a humorous attribute...
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  10. Altai says:

    expat bros

    HA! Wait, did they just suggest that foreigners are conditional guests who should treat the natives with extra respect? Or that men in foreign environments display a lack of civic virtue?

    It is funny how the whole looting of Russia (And not just Russia but some former Warsaw Pact states besides) is just memory-holed.

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  11. anon • Disclaimer says:
    @J.Ross
    Taibbi wrote one of the best books on the 2008 debacle (Kleptocracy) and Ames wrote the only serious book on the mass shooting phenomenon (Going Postal). Ames was for many years the editor of the Exile, the best English-language newspaper about Russia (although it did have a nakedly supremacist streak and a good deal of the content was freakshow-watching, "look at those crazy goyim, ha ha they sure are poor"), there was still very good, unique journalism. The Exile was shuttered by Putin but Ames was still objective enough after that to point out that Putin was not the bad guy in the Georgian-Ossetian situation. Ames also vociferously defended LAPD burnout Dorner, who was criminally overreacting to very real problems in the department which the major media decided to ignore.
    Attacking these real journalists who stand above an ocean of glow-in-the-dark intel operatives and airheaded liars -- on the grounds that they sometimes chat like men -- is simple witch-hunting.

    Ames also vociferously defended LAPD burnout Dorner, who was criminally overreacting to very real problems in the department which the major media decided to ignore.

    Wow. What a surprise that he would defend a black guy for killing innocent white people.

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    One must have a boundless hatred of black people and/or a boundless love of cops in order to not feel a lot of sympathy for Dorner or at least realize that he wasn't really any worse than his former colleagues. It wasn't Dorner who shot up that pickup truck with the Vietnamese ladies. But in you we see the foolishness that endlessly derails the alt-right. Your autistic antipathy for blacks blinds you to the bigger picture.
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  12. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @J.Ross
    Taibbi wrote one of the best books on the 2008 debacle (Kleptocracy) and Ames wrote the only serious book on the mass shooting phenomenon (Going Postal). Ames was for many years the editor of the Exile, the best English-language newspaper about Russia (although it did have a nakedly supremacist streak and a good deal of the content was freakshow-watching, "look at those crazy goyim, ha ha they sure are poor"), there was still very good, unique journalism. The Exile was shuttered by Putin but Ames was still objective enough after that to point out that Putin was not the bad guy in the Georgian-Ossetian situation. Ames also vociferously defended LAPD burnout Dorner, who was criminally overreacting to very real problems in the department which the major media decided to ignore.
    Attacking these real journalists who stand above an ocean of glow-in-the-dark intel operatives and airheaded liars -- on the grounds that they sometimes chat like men -- is simple witch-hunting.

    (although it did have a nakedly supremacist streak and a good deal of the content was freakshow-watching, “look at those crazy goyim, ha ha they sure are poor”

    Ames is Episcopalian , Taibbi was born Catholic and is now an athiest.

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    • Replies: @J.Ross
    It's good of you to worry about literal Jewishness, after all, somebody might have been trying to scam free tickets to high holy day services. The Exile was a pretty unambiguous publication.
    , @Matra
    Ames is Episcopalian

    He doesn't come across as Waspy. Are you sure he's not ethnically Jewish?
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  13. Mission creep. No accusation of sexual misconduct, only bitchiness.

    If that’s a career destroyer, is any woman immune?

    Or is woman on woman bitchiness not an issue, as it might be black on black violence?

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  14. anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    The War Nerd was always a fraud. A talented fraud but a fraud.

    I liked the little guy because he got it. Money means weapons means the f***king law. In the context of governmental power.

    But little War Nerd always had, for me, a whiff of stolen valor.

    It did not help that he used the picture of that guy from American Graffiti who died in Vietnam as his avatar, as if he were making fun of that guy.

    If you die in a war for your country, even if you wear birth control glasses and look like a loser, one of the benefits is people do not use your face as a mocking avatar. Someone who steals that benefit from you is a complete dirtbag. No question about it.

    So the War Nerd was a fraud. Like to see how he would have done in boot camp or infantry school. Would have liked to have beat him up, to tell the truth, if I had the misfortune to be in boot camp or infantry school with his prissy little Ivy League self.

    That being said, War Nerd was a f**king angel of light compared to the ridiculously defective Commanders in Chief dating from Reagans’s First Alzheimer Year to the last day in office of the younger Bush’s chosen successor, young little Soetero, with their cold stupid views of warfare – an important subject that they treated, the cold bastards, like a family inheritance, to their eternal disgrace, until all of our idiocies are forgiven -

    That being said, I am skeptical of the claim that little War Nerd or any of his cohorts were actually rude to Russian women. Russian men have a tendency to kill people who misuse their women, and little War Nerd is still alive. It was all probably, as little War Nerd now claims , “a joke”. A stupid joke, because little War Nerd is clearly a stupid person, but no more than a joke.

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    • Replies: @Matra
    The War Nerd was always a fraud. A talented fraud but a fraud.

    The last time I noticed the War Nerd he was lying (or displaying ignorance, sometimes it's hard to tell with know-nothings like him) about the DUP (Democratic Unionist Party) in Northern Ireland. (I think the link came from Ames' Twitter account). I've always found him to be one of the most stereotypically 'ugly American' writers with his flippant attitude towards the suffering of foreigners and the casual way he takes sides in conflicts he only has superficial knowledge of.

    As for Ames and Taibbi, well, it couldn't happen to nicer guys.

    Wow. What a surprise that he would defend a black guy for killing innocent white people.

    Yes, Ames has been particularly noxious in his white-bashing.

    , @Vendetta
    War Nerd's very first column describes himself as an armchair commentator who's never served.

    It's the kind of the point of the pseudonym he chose.
    , @AKAHorace
    The war nerd was neither Ames nor Taibbi and I don't think that he spent much time in Russia. He isn't always well informed but he can be hilarious especially when he writes under his real name on literature and academia (subjects he is actually well informed about).

    The least of Ames and Taibbis sins are making fun of obese careerist western women who were higher on the journalistic ladder than they were. They also boast about how they mistreated less successful expats and Russian women who were foolish enough to trust them.
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  15. dearieme says:
    @Simon
    I remember a mysteriously venomous piece that Taibbi wrote in 2005 for a now defunct free paper called the NYPress, in which he made fun of the dying Pope John Paul II.

    It was called "THE 52 FUNNIEST THINGS ABOUT THE UPCOMING DEATH OF THE POPE."

    Here's how it began:

    52. Pope pisses himself just before the end; gets all over nurse.

    51. After death, saggy, furry tits of dead Pope begin inexorable process of melting away into nothingness, like coldest of Sno-cones under faintest of suns.

    50. Pope survives just long enough to be acquired by Isiah Thomas for Stephon Marbury, 2005 #1 pick and cash considerations. "We feel like we've made ourselves younger and more competitive," Thomas says.

    49. After beating for the last time, Pope's heart sits there like a piece of hamburger.

    48. Whole world waiting until the last minute for a sudden improvement of his condition. Long lines of girls in the Philippines kneeling and praying. Catholics everywhere with ears pressed to radios, transfixed. Pope gives one last groan, spits, dies.

    For more such hilarity, you can check out the rest:

    http://konformist.com/archives/2005/03-2005/kn4m0311.txt

    Perhaps he was making the point that the Pope’s death wasn’t funny?

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  16. benjaminl says:

    In 1997, I read this piece by Jeffrey Tayler in The Atlantic about the nightlife at the Hungry Duck in Moscow.

    https://www.theatlantic.com/past/docs/unbound/abroad/jt971224.htm

    https://www.theatlantic.com/past/docs/unbound/abroad/jt971231.htm

    At the time, my imagination was captured by the account of seemingly very available and wanton Russian women. Now, I just feel sympathy for them and their families; I guess that’s how age makes you more conservative.

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    As in the Weimar Republic, the "sexual freedom" largely consisted of making up your mind that eating food was better than starving to death.
    , @Dmitry
    American expatriates are not seen as walking wallets in 2017, as they were in 1990s. Society has matured, and many people in Moscow today are well-traveled and well-off (even normal non-rich people, at least by regional standards).*

    * During the 1990s, oil prices fell to $12 a barrel. By 2007, oil had risen to over $130 a barrel.

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  17. dr kill says:

    I propose all serious professional Ewomen now be rated on the FBI Scale, where Lisa Page is the Ten and Nellie Ohr is a Five. This will no doubt encourage positive self-esteem among female Elites.

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  18. kihowi says:

    Bullying, treating women with contempt, freezing them out of the lunches and meetings that build networks and authority:

    Why do these sexist cavemen so often seem to act like the old lady who’s complaining about them?

    “…and then he did [the most catty, menopausal thing imaginable]“

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    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
    ...treating women with contempt, freezing them out of the lunches and meetings that build networks and authority...

    And the current War on Men is going to accomplish what? Make men want to invite more women to lunches and meetings?
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  19. Democracy Dies in Darkness … but fat ankles abide.

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    Traditionalists refer to such ankles as "piano legs."
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  20. @J.Ross
    Taibbi wrote one of the best books on the 2008 debacle (Kleptocracy) and Ames wrote the only serious book on the mass shooting phenomenon (Going Postal). Ames was for many years the editor of the Exile, the best English-language newspaper about Russia (although it did have a nakedly supremacist streak and a good deal of the content was freakshow-watching, "look at those crazy goyim, ha ha they sure are poor"), there was still very good, unique journalism. The Exile was shuttered by Putin but Ames was still objective enough after that to point out that Putin was not the bad guy in the Georgian-Ossetian situation. Ames also vociferously defended LAPD burnout Dorner, who was criminally overreacting to very real problems in the department which the major media decided to ignore.
    Attacking these real journalists who stand above an ocean of glow-in-the-dark intel operatives and airheaded liars -- on the grounds that they sometimes chat like men -- is simple witch-hunting.

    I read Taibbis shit in Rolling Stone on occasion. He’s their only journalist who has even halfway decent material.

    He writes about Wall Street and the spooks/Deep State and defense contractors….and corporatism and cronyist influence in Washington.

    Which makes me wonder if someone is financing this and paying this fat slob to dredge up pointless news no one fucking cares about…

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    Like the good old days of right and left allying against pornography, there seems to be an alt right + feminist scold alignment against this rude male. Hypocrisy wins yet again!

    The Destruction of Matt Taibbi
    How the alt right and sloppy reporting smeared the 'Rolling Stone' journalist
    https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/12/the-destruction-of-matt-taibbi.html
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  21. Imagine if they heard how young men make fun of each other’s bodies. Sometimes it even motivates them to lift weights or lose weight!

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    That would require awareness...
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  22. El Dato says:

    100% TRIGGERED!

    Really, this is just a late-delivery war package dressed in recently fashionable #MeToo camouflage.

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  23. anonymous • Disclaimer says: • Website

    Then they came for the dead …

    A former model claims late “Partridge Family” star David Cassidy was a “first class creep” who groped her and tried to put his hand up her skirt when she was 19, according to a report.

    Samantha Fox claims Cassidy, who died earlier this month from liver failure, followed her into a public bathroom and got handsy in May 1985, she told The Daily Star.

    “When he grabbed me and pushed his tongue down my throat, I just kneed him in the b—s,” the model-turned singer said.

    Fox, 51, claims she’d originally agreed previously to appear topless in a music video at the actor’s bequest for his single “Romance,” but became disgusted when she realized he had an erection.

    Bad move. I think a romance-novelesque description of “my night of passion with David” would have sold more books.

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    ...she’d originally agreed previously to appear topless in a music video at the actor’s bequest for his single “Romance,” but became disgusted when she realized he had an erection.

    Wouldn't it have been more humiliating if he didn't?
    , @Forbes
    Samantha Fox got her start by taking her clothes off. From Wiki: In 1983, at age 16, she began appearing as a topless model on Page 3 of British tabloid newspaper The Sun, and continued as a Page 3 girl until 1986. During this time, she became the most popular pin-up girl of her era, as well as one of the most photographed British women of the 1980s.

    My recollection is that Fox did more than take her top off--but that was a long time ago.
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  24. Svigor says:

    Did I call it, or did I call it?

    :D

    If your quotes are any guide, I even called how they wouldn’t give a shit about how the eXile bros treated Russian women.

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    If your quotes are any guide, I even called how they wouldn’t give a shit about how the eXile bros treated Russian women.
     
    In their own words:

    "You're always trying to force Masha and Sveta under the table to give you blow jobs. It's not funny. They don't think it's funny," Kara complained. "But... it is funny," Matt said. We have been pretty rough on our girls. We’d ask our Russian staff to flash their asses or breasts for us. We’d tell them that if they wanted to keep their jobs, they’d have to perform unprotected anal sex with us. Nearly every day, we asked our female staff if they approved of anal sex. That was a fixation of ours. “Can I fuck you in the ass? Huh? I mean, without a rubber? Is that okay?” It was all part of the fun."

    https://books.google.com/books?id=Er0eM6BsXggC&pg=PA134&lpg=PA134&dq=%22masha+and+sveta%22+%22but+it+is+funny%22&source=bl&ots=NaKRIiCwya&sig=orn3Fi3_7DEOkjvb6EsrRw9AunQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CCYQ6AEwAWoVChMIjKSb9_aexwIVAg-SCh2h3goR#v=onepage&q=%22masha%20and%20sveta%22%20%22but%20it%20is%20funny%22&f=false

    This passage was narrated by Mark Ames, who is far worse. Even without the above passage, Taibbi would be the Paterno to Ames' Sandusky.

    "When I went back into the TV room, Andy pulled me aside with a worried grin on his face. 'Dude do you realize...do you know how old that Natasha is?' he said.

    "'Sixteen?'

    "'No! No, she's fif-teen. Fif-teen.' Right then my pervometer needle hit the red. I had to have her, even if she was homely."

    After they do it, she tells him she has a three-month-old baby.

    "It was hard to imagine that Natasha had squatted out a baby," Ames writes. "Her cunt was as tight as a cat's ass....I'd slept with mothers before--they're a lot wider. Sex with them is like probing a straw in a mildew-lined German beer mug."

    Link: http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/beast-in-the-east/Content?oid=902762

    ..Katya sat on my lap and told me she had some exciting news: she was pregnant, and I was the father!

    I panicked. Children are my worst nightmare–worse than worst…

    “No, Katya, you don’t understand. I cannot have a child. I do not like children. I hatethem. They disgust me, physically.”

    “But I can’t have an abortion,” she pleaded. “I was told that if I did, I’d never be able to have a child.”

    I knew she was bluffing, so I countered with the RU-486 pill. I offered to fly to France, pick one up, and bring it back for her. “It’s totally safe,” I cheerily offered.

    “I can’t do that,” she said. ‘I can’t kill our child.”

    Right then, I stared at Katya with a look–I’m not sure how it appeared to her, but in my mind, I was starting to contemplate two courses of action: murder, or AWOL.

    “What will you do, kill me?” she said, laughing nervously.

    “Maybe, yeah,” I replied. “I’ll throw you off my balcony. I’ll make it look like an accident.”

    She started to cry, but I was relentless. I told her that if she had the child, she would be killing me, so it was an act of self-defense. And if I didn’t kill her, then I would flee Moscow and she’d never find me….I was relentless. I attacked her the Russian way: I wore her down for hours during the KGB interrogation-style…

    At 5:30 the next morning, Katya, acting the martyr, quietly slipped out of my apartment, made a beeline to the abortion clinic, and sucked the little fucker out.”

    (Warning: link contains an extremely NSFW picture) https://books.google.com/books?id=Er0eM6BsXggC&pg=PA154&lpg=PA154&dq=%22attacked+her+the+russian+way%22&source=bl&ots=NaKRJgFrw3&sig=TZ19zX4Ym2gaYR4m_kzj1o0PdB8&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CCUQ6AEwAWoVChMImIfBlaqhxwIVkFKSCh1-AAFb#v=onepage&q=%22attacked%20her%20the%20russian%20way%22&f=false

    He spoke about his sex life in Moscow. “Russian women, especially on the first date, expect you to rape them,” said Mr. Ames. “They’ll go back home with you and say, ‘No, no, no,’ and if you’re an American, you’ve been trained to respect the ‘No,’ because you’re afraid of sexual harassment or date rape, and so you fail over and over. But it took me a while to learn you really have to force Russian girls, and that’s what they want, it’s like a mock rape. And then you come back here and you’re really freaked out–because you don’t know if that actually exists deep in all women’s psyches, that that’s what they all want. All relations between guys and girls is basically violent, I think. It’s all war.”

    http://observer.com/2000/06/from-russia-with-lust/
     
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  25. J.Ross says: • Website
    @benjaminl
    In 1997, I read this piece by Jeffrey Tayler in The Atlantic about the nightlife at the Hungry Duck in Moscow.

    https://www.theatlantic.com/past/docs/unbound/abroad/jt971224.htm

    https://www.theatlantic.com/past/docs/unbound/abroad/jt971231.htm

    At the time, my imagination was captured by the account of seemingly very available and wanton Russian women. Now, I just feel sympathy for them and their families; I guess that's how age makes you more conservative.

    As in the Weimar Republic, the “sexual freedom” largely consisted of making up your mind that eating food was better than starving to death.

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  26. MEH 0910 says:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lally_Weymouth#Personal_life

    In 1963, she married architect Yann Weymouth[6] (whose sister is Tina Weymouth who was the bassist for the art-rock band Talking Heads from 1974 to 1991).[7] They divorced in 1969.[8] They had two children:
    Katharine Weymouth, former publisher of the Washington Post [9]
    Pamela Alma Weymouth, writer for Huffington Post.[10]

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  27. Matra says:
    @anonymous
    The War Nerd was always a fraud. A talented fraud but a fraud.

    I liked the little guy because he got it. Money means weapons means the f***king law. In the context of governmental power.

    But little War Nerd always had, for me, a whiff of stolen valor.

    It did not help that he used the picture of that guy from American Graffiti who died in Vietnam as his avatar, as if he were making fun of that guy.

    If you die in a war for your country, even if you wear birth control glasses and look like a loser, one of the benefits is people do not use your face as a mocking avatar. Someone who steals that benefit from you is a complete dirtbag. No question about it.

    So the War Nerd was a fraud. Like to see how he would have done in boot camp or infantry school. Would have liked to have beat him up, to tell the truth, if I had the misfortune to be in boot camp or infantry school with his prissy little Ivy League self.

    That being said, War Nerd was a f**king angel of light compared to the ridiculously defective Commanders in Chief dating from Reagans's First Alzheimer Year to the last day in office of the younger Bush's chosen successor, young little Soetero, with their cold stupid views of warfare - an important subject that they treated, the cold bastards, like a family inheritance, to their eternal disgrace, until all of our idiocies are forgiven -

    That being said, I am skeptical of the claim that little War Nerd or any of his cohorts were actually rude to Russian women. Russian men have a tendency to kill people who misuse their women, and little War Nerd is still alive. It was all probably, as little War Nerd now claims , "a joke". A stupid joke, because little War Nerd is clearly a stupid person, but no more than a joke.

    The War Nerd was always a fraud. A talented fraud but a fraud.

    The last time I noticed the War Nerd he was lying (or displaying ignorance, sometimes it’s hard to tell with know-nothings like him) about the DUP (Democratic Unionist Party) in Northern Ireland. (I think the link came from Ames’ Twitter account). I’ve always found him to be one of the most stereotypically ‘ugly American’ writers with his flippant attitude towards the suffering of foreigners and the casual way he takes sides in conflicts he only has superficial knowledge of.

    As for Ames and Taibbi, well, it couldn’t happen to nicer guys.

    Wow. What a surprise that he would defend a black guy for killing innocent white people.

    Yes, Ames has been particularly noxious in his white-bashing.

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    Matra - I did not read much of the War Nerd, because I quickly saw what a fraud he was, you might be right, or maybe his shtick was that he f**king hated everyone, and your objection to him is just that he f**king hated everybody, in his gamma rage. So I feel no resentment - there was not a single moment where I was misled by little war nerd, on any subject: I always knew what he was.

    Back in the day I knew a few sad dudes who thought the chicks would like it if they imitated (believe it or not) Bukowski, Vonnegut/Heller, and even Chomsky lite! Little (Sailer's word, not mine) War Nerd was an obvious pastiche of the idiot untalented Celine, and I did not spend more than a half hour reading his uninformed attempts at uninformed Celinesque poetical assessments of war. He was clearly an Ivy League snowflake who thought he had found a niche describing war - as if he knew anything useful about it beyond his "humorous" rants, and as if the rest of us would say to ourselves that we should listen to this Ivy League snowflake who thought he found a niche,just because ....! Well I know a lot about it and little war nerd will be glad to know that I know his claims of messing with Russian women were all a joke. For the love of God, you do not go to Moscow and mess with young women and brag about it without repercussions. Little War Nerd figured everybody knows that!

    For the record, the Vonnegut/Heller dude (who was on his high school football team before he went all political) got married and raised a child who, believe it or not, seems to be a well-balanced young person. (She is in her 30s now and does not like her dad much, but that is another story). The Bukowski imitator and the Chomsky imitator have dropped off my radar - well, God bless them both, they embraced foolishness to impress women. Is that so bad?

    I hope that Ames and Tabibi do well in the future, despite their vicious jokes. I am sure they feel bad about the stupid things they said. We all say stupid things sometimes. It will be nice to hear them repeat that they were wrong about so much.

    We are all idiots. There are exceptions, but as a general rule, we are all idiots.
    , @Steve-O
    The War Nerd was written by John Dolan, who’s one of those Irish-Americans who wallows in victimhood at the hands of Britannia’s Huns even though he grew up in California.
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  28. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Anonymous

    (although it did have a nakedly supremacist streak and a good deal of the content was freakshow-watching, “look at those crazy goyim, ha ha they sure are poor”
     
    Ames is Episcopalian , Taibbi was born Catholic and is now an athiest.

    It’s good of you to worry about literal Jewishness, after all, somebody might have been trying to scam free tickets to high holy day services. The Exile was a pretty unambiguous publication.

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  29. Anon • Disclaimer says:

    My shameful Facebook habit has provided insights into the female mind.

    Women will post those sappy graphics of a sunset or whatever, with sage words like, “True beauty is on the inside. LIKE if you agree,”

    Then the next day, a head shot of someone’s teenage daughter will evoke a long string of “Beautiful” and “Stunning” from those very same women.

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    Facebook today is what email was 20+ years ago when every hausfrau got her first email address: unicorns, rainbows and inspirational messages.
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  30. Paul Rain says:
    @anon
    I think a lot of it was this kind of stuff:

    “When I went back into the TV room, Andy pulled me aside with a worried grin on his face. ‘Dude do you realize…do you know how old that Natasha is?’ he said.

    “‘Sixteen?’

    “‘No! No, she’s fif-teen. Fif-teen.’ Right then my pervometer needle hit the red. I had to have her, even if she was homely.”
     

    Yeah, pretty interesting when this woman cares more about having been called a fat c_nt (for being a fat c_nt) than the fact that these two were dishonoring Russian women. It would be one thing if one of them had say, married a 16 or 17 year old- nothing wrong with that- but banging them and leaving them? Sad.

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  31. Matra says:
    @Anonymous

    (although it did have a nakedly supremacist streak and a good deal of the content was freakshow-watching, “look at those crazy goyim, ha ha they sure are poor”
     
    Ames is Episcopalian , Taibbi was born Catholic and is now an athiest.

    Ames is Episcopalian

    He doesn’t come across as Waspy. Are you sure he’s not ethnically Jewish?

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  32. And yet to hear some people talk, one would almost think there’s no good case for misogyny.

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    "Misogynist: A man who hates women as much as women hate one another."

    — H.L. Mencken
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  33. It sounds like Kathy Lally should stand well clear of Jim Goad if she wants to avoid cruel and hurtful humor coming from another source. Or Gavin McInnes.

    The thing is, there is a tradition of this kind of “take no prisoners” humor: presuming that you aren’t its target, it can be hilarious precisely because it violates all the rules of social restraint and PC values. Laughing at someone slipping on a banana peel is no doubt unkind, but it is practically hard-wired into our psyches to do so.

    It’s probably been mentioned before, but I think a lot of this #MeToo-ism is an indirect way of expressing hate and frustration with Trump, with the side hope that if the momentum is sufficiently revved up, maybe he can be pushed out, too.

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    I think a lot of this #MeToo-ism is an indirect way of expressing hate and frustration with Trump, with the side hope that if the momentum is sufficiently revved up, maybe he can be pushed out, too.
     
    Most assuredly so. Yet those engaged in this MeToo-ism don't realize the ridiculousness of it all--that many of us are enjoying (and laughing at) the spectacle. That some Prog-Lefties are being taken down for boorish (and defenseless ) behavior is the deserved comeuppance for the defense of Bill Clinton, and the suggestion of offering fellatio for his services to womynkind...

    If it weren't for double standards, they wouldn't have any...
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  34. newrouter says:

    “It ridiculed one female reporter as a “star spinster columnist” and mentioned women’s “anger lines” and fat ankles.”

    Methinks Kathy voted for “cankles”.

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  35. Bullying, treating women with contempt, freezing them out of the lunches and meetings that build networks and authority …

    What is it with chicks? Do they think—honestly—that men don’t do this sort of thing to each other? That business doesn’t require this sort of behavior?

    A hundred guys work at Company X. One guy runs the place. What shenanigans got him there? Surely no one believes the answer is virtue or talent alone.

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    If this chick had been cool, she likely would have been invited to whatever coffee klatches she's pissed about missing.

    The fact that she's nurtured resentment about some particular, individual slight for twenty years is a strong indicator of uncoolness. It should clue her in to why people don't like her (and consequentially make fun of her). Her female-ness is likely only a minor contributing factor.
    , @Forbes
    Women are congenital gossips and insecure narcissists (for the most part). If you're excluding them it's because you've got something against them or you're hiding something from them. Their suspicions are now confirmed by your behavior excluding them. Hell hath no fury as a woman scorned.

    A guy might react, "Thank god I didn't get dragged to that meeting or luncheon, I've got better ways of wasting my time than sitting around BSing."
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  36. pyrrhus says:
    @Anon
    It ridiculed one female reporter as a “star spinster columnist” and mentioned women’s “anger lines” and fat ankles. The paper even had a cartoon called the Fat Ankle News, about a woman who tweezes her nose hairs and gorges on doughnuts while editing a story.

    Huh? This isn't funny? I mean it's freaking hilarious.

    And women used to have a sense of humor about such stuff, not least because women are the funniest critics of how OTHER women look.
    Women are odd, though. They are ultra-look conscious and always judging other women as 'fat', 'ugly', 'gross', 'ewww', etc. But precisely because they are so look-conscious and want praise, there is a kind of wink-wink understanding among them that they must pretend they are ALL SO BEAUTIFUL... like Oprah.
    Women want to look like Rihanna but look closer to Oprah, so they pretend Oprah is beautiful when, in fact, they are always saying nasty stuff about other women.

    Paradoxically, the most narcissistic are most 'generous' because they are most vain. Because they fear that they will be mocked and insulted if they say unkind words about others, they go around praising everyone as 'beautiful'. "Oh, you're so lovely, and I'm so lovely, and we're all so lovely."

    Still, when and why did women become so humorless? Is it the tranny thing? I mean PC said NO MORE JOKES about Trannies. So, Bruce is Caitlyn, and that's that. If you laugh, shame on you and you might even get canned.

    Are women feeling envious of the protection that Trannies got? If men pretending to be women can't be joked about, I guess it should apply to women as well.

    What a boring world.

    We need sanity back:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qzRSU2NWmE

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vob9SmnfcWc

    Very few women have a sense of humor beyond the very infantile level…And when Sailer’s First Law of female journalism is violated……

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  37. Glaivester says: • Website

    And then they came for the Emily’s List candidates:

    http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article189932394.html

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  38. A high school friend of mine who’s a big fan of Taibbi’s Rolling Stone polemics sends me links to them, and every time I get two or three paragraphs into them I have to click away from their page because Taibbi’s screeds are just insultingly, insufferably sophomoric.

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

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

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  39. pyrrhus says:
    @Reactionary Utopian
    Democracy Dies in Darkness ... but fat ankles abide.

    Traditionalists refer to such ankles as “piano legs.”

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    As a young man I called them “nurse legs”. Everyone seemed to understand.
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  40. Dmitry says:
    @benjaminl
    In 1997, I read this piece by Jeffrey Tayler in The Atlantic about the nightlife at the Hungry Duck in Moscow.

    https://www.theatlantic.com/past/docs/unbound/abroad/jt971224.htm

    https://www.theatlantic.com/past/docs/unbound/abroad/jt971231.htm

    At the time, my imagination was captured by the account of seemingly very available and wanton Russian women. Now, I just feel sympathy for them and their families; I guess that's how age makes you more conservative.

    American expatriates are not seen as walking wallets in 2017, as they were in 1990s. Society has matured, and many people in Moscow today are well-traveled and well-off (even normal non-rich people, at least by regional standards).*

    * During the 1990s, oil prices fell to $12 a barrel. By 2007, oil had risen to over $130 a barrel.

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  41. @Daniel Williams

    Bullying, treating women with contempt, freezing them out of the lunches and meetings that build networks and authority ...
     
    What is it with chicks? Do they think—honestly—that men don't do this sort of thing to each other? That business doesn't require this sort of behavior?

    A hundred guys work at Company X. One guy runs the place. What shenanigans got him there? Surely no one believes the answer is virtue or talent alone.

    If this chick had been cool, she likely would have been invited to whatever coffee klatches she’s pissed about missing.

    The fact that she’s nurtured resentment about some particular, individual slight for twenty years is a strong indicator of uncoolness. It should clue her in to why people don’t like her (and consequentially make fun of her). Her female-ness is likely only a minor contributing factor.

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  42. @Svigor
    Did I call it, or did I call it?

    :D

    If your quotes are any guide, I even called how they wouldn't give a shit about how the eXile bros treated Russian women.

    If your quotes are any guide, I even called how they wouldn’t give a shit about how the eXile bros treated Russian women.

    In their own words:

    “You’re always trying to force Masha and Sveta under the table to give you blow jobs. It’s not funny. They don’t think it’s funny,” Kara complained. “But… it is funny,” Matt said. We have been pretty rough on our girls. We’d ask our Russian staff to flash their asses or breasts for us. We’d tell them that if they wanted to keep their jobs, they’d have to perform unprotected anal sex with us. Nearly every day, we asked our female staff if they approved of anal sex. That was a fixation of ours. “Can I fuck you in the ass? Huh? I mean, without a rubber? Is that okay?” It was all part of the fun.”

    https://books.google.com/books?id=Er0eM6BsXggC&pg=PA134&lpg=PA134&dq=%22masha+and+sveta%22+%22but+it+is+funny%22&source=bl&ots=NaKRIiCwya&sig=orn3Fi3_7DEOkjvb6EsrRw9AunQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CCYQ6AEwAWoVChMIjKSb9_aexwIVAg-SCh2h3goR#v=onepage&q=%22masha%20and%20sveta%22%20%22but%20it%20is%20funny%22&f=false

    This passage was narrated by Mark Ames, who is far worse. Even without the above passage, Taibbi would be the Paterno to Ames’ Sandusky.

    “When I went back into the TV room, Andy pulled me aside with a worried grin on his face. ‘Dude do you realize…do you know how old that Natasha is?’ he said.

    “‘Sixteen?’

    “‘No! No, she’s fif-teen. Fif-teen.’ Right then my pervometer needle hit the red. I had to have her, even if she was homely.”

    After they do it, she tells him she has a three-month-old baby.

    “It was hard to imagine that Natasha had squatted out a baby,” Ames writes. “Her cunt was as tight as a cat’s ass….I’d slept with mothers before–they’re a lot wider. Sex with them is like probing a straw in a mildew-lined German beer mug.”

    Link: http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/beast-in-the-east/Content?oid=902762

    ..Katya sat on my lap and told me she had some exciting news: she was pregnant, and I was the father!

    I panicked. Children are my worst nightmare–worse than worst…

    “No, Katya, you don’t understand. I cannot have a child. I do not like children. I hatethem. They disgust me, physically.”

    “But I can’t have an abortion,” she pleaded. “I was told that if I did, I’d never be able to have a child.”

    I knew she was bluffing, so I countered with the RU-486 pill. I offered to fly to France, pick one up, and bring it back for her. “It’s totally safe,” I cheerily offered.

    “I can’t do that,” she said. ‘I can’t kill our child.”

    Right then, I stared at Katya with a look–I’m not sure how it appeared to her, but in my mind, I was starting to contemplate two courses of action: murder, or AWOL.

    “What will you do, kill me?” she said, laughing nervously.

    “Maybe, yeah,” I replied. “I’ll throw you off my balcony. I’ll make it look like an accident.”

    She started to cry, but I was relentless. I told her that if she had the child, she would be killing me, so it was an act of self-defense. And if I didn’t kill her, then I would flee Moscow and she’d never find me….I was relentless. I attacked her the Russian way: I wore her down for hours during the KGB interrogation-style…

    At 5:30 the next morning, Katya, acting the martyr, quietly slipped out of my apartment, made a beeline to the abortion clinic, and sucked the little fucker out.”

    (Warning: link contains an extremely NSFW picture) https://books.google.com/books?id=Er0eM6BsXggC&pg=PA154&lpg=PA154&dq=%22attacked+her+the+russian+way%22&source=bl&ots=NaKRJgFrw3&sig=TZ19zX4Ym2gaYR4m_kzj1o0PdB8&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CCUQ6AEwAWoVChMImIfBlaqhxwIVkFKSCh1-AAFb#v=onepage&q=%22attacked%20her%20the%20russian%20way%22&f=false

    He spoke about his sex life in Moscow. “Russian women, especially on the first date, expect you to rape them,” said Mr. Ames. “They’ll go back home with you and say, ‘No, no, no,’ and if you’re an American, you’ve been trained to respect the ‘No,’ because you’re afraid of sexual harassment or date rape, and so you fail over and over. But it took me a while to learn you really have to force Russian girls, and that’s what they want, it’s like a mock rape. And then you come back here and you’re really freaked out–because you don’t know if that actually exists deep in all women’s psyches, that that’s what they all want. All relations between guys and girls is basically violent, I think. It’s all war.”

    http://observer.com/2000/06/from-russia-with-lust/

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    Where did Roissy/Heartiste come from? Wasn’t it only a year or two after this?
    , @L Woods
    When I first came upon these, erm, writings, my inner white knight came charging out. I yearned to rescue these poor benighted damsels from exploitation and disgrace. Now I just find it funny. Boy have I gotten jaded. Of course, at the time I didn't realize it was fictional.
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  43. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Women fight back in a woman’s way. The flood of accusations reminds me of a woman holding back her hurt and her tears until she can find a sympathetic ear then she lets it all out at once and the hurt comes poor out in droves.

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  45. Tiny Duck says:

    Another example of how the world would be a better place without white males

    Men of Color don’t do this crap

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    This is an attempt at comedy?
    , @Hunsdon
    How dare you bleach Russell Simmons of his color, you fascist whitewashing bastard.
    , @TheBoom
    They spend most of their time trying to immigrate to white societies.
    , @nebulafox
    Uh, yeah, about that...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rotherham_child_sexual_exploitation_scandal
    , @Forbes
    Because the places on Earth without white males are, by any measure, the most advanced...
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  46. Is it possible that this is also intended as a blow in the war between “corporate Democrats” and progressives? Taibbi and Ames think Russiagate is a non-issue, and hate oligarchy…

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  47. anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Matra
    The War Nerd was always a fraud. A talented fraud but a fraud.

    The last time I noticed the War Nerd he was lying (or displaying ignorance, sometimes it's hard to tell with know-nothings like him) about the DUP (Democratic Unionist Party) in Northern Ireland. (I think the link came from Ames' Twitter account). I've always found him to be one of the most stereotypically 'ugly American' writers with his flippant attitude towards the suffering of foreigners and the casual way he takes sides in conflicts he only has superficial knowledge of.

    As for Ames and Taibbi, well, it couldn't happen to nicer guys.

    Wow. What a surprise that he would defend a black guy for killing innocent white people.

    Yes, Ames has been particularly noxious in his white-bashing.

    Matra – I did not read much of the War Nerd, because I quickly saw what a fraud he was, you might be right, or maybe his shtick was that he f**king hated everyone, and your objection to him is just that he f**king hated everybody, in his gamma rage. So I feel no resentment – there was not a single moment where I was misled by little war nerd, on any subject: I always knew what he was.

    Back in the day I knew a few sad dudes who thought the chicks would like it if they imitated (believe it or not) Bukowski, Vonnegut/Heller, and even Chomsky lite! Little (Sailer’s word, not mine) War Nerd was an obvious pastiche of the idiot untalented Celine, and I did not spend more than a half hour reading his uninformed attempts at uninformed Celinesque poetical assessments of war. He was clearly an Ivy League snowflake who thought he had found a niche describing war – as if he knew anything useful about it beyond his “humorous” rants, and as if the rest of us would say to ourselves that we should listen to this Ivy League snowflake who thought he found a niche,just because ….! Well I know a lot about it and little war nerd will be glad to know that I know his claims of messing with Russian women were all a joke. For the love of God, you do not go to Moscow and mess with young women and brag about it without repercussions. Little War Nerd figured everybody knows that!

    For the record, the Vonnegut/Heller dude (who was on his high school football team before he went all political) got married and raised a child who, believe it or not, seems to be a well-balanced young person. (She is in her 30s now and does not like her dad much, but that is another story). The Bukowski imitator and the Chomsky imitator have dropped off my radar – well, God bless them both, they embraced foolishness to impress women. Is that so bad?

    I hope that Ames and Tabibi do well in the future, despite their vicious jokes. I am sure they feel bad about the stupid things they said. We all say stupid things sometimes. It will be nice to hear them repeat that they were wrong about so much.

    We are all idiots. There are exceptions, but as a general rule, we are all idiots.

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  48. MarkinLA says:
    @J.Ross
    Taibbi wrote one of the best books on the 2008 debacle (Kleptocracy) and Ames wrote the only serious book on the mass shooting phenomenon (Going Postal). Ames was for many years the editor of the Exile, the best English-language newspaper about Russia (although it did have a nakedly supremacist streak and a good deal of the content was freakshow-watching, "look at those crazy goyim, ha ha they sure are poor"), there was still very good, unique journalism. The Exile was shuttered by Putin but Ames was still objective enough after that to point out that Putin was not the bad guy in the Georgian-Ossetian situation. Ames also vociferously defended LAPD burnout Dorner, who was criminally overreacting to very real problems in the department which the major media decided to ignore.
    Attacking these real journalists who stand above an ocean of glow-in-the-dark intel operatives and airheaded liars -- on the grounds that they sometimes chat like men -- is simple witch-hunting.

    overreacting to very real problems in the department

    He was a psychotic who was BLM nutty before there was BLM. There was nothing to his complaints. I believe one was even directed at a woman who was his superior officer.

    Explain why somebody goes to all the trouble necessary to create a corporation to register a legally transferrable machine gun in the corporations name and circumvent the normal process and when he goes on his killing spree blames society for how easy it was for him to get his machine gun?

    Owning a legally transferrable machine gun in California is virtually impossible to register it in an individuals name.

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    This is an aspect of that story that I cannot speak to and will assume to be true, but you're still left with Ames going further than the rest of the herd.
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  49. NOTA says:

    I’m certainly glad we’ve moved the national conversation from silly bs Taibbi likes to discuss, like police misconduct, impunity of the powerful, and corrupt banksters, to the really important question of how sometimes young men are assholes to unattractive middle-aged women.

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  50. @kihowi

    Bullying, treating women with contempt, freezing them out of the lunches and meetings that build networks and authority:
     
    Why do these sexist cavemen so often seem to act like the old lady who's complaining about them?

    "...and then he did [the most catty, menopausal thing imaginable]"

    …treating women with contempt, freezing them out of the lunches and meetings that build networks and authority…

    And the current War on Men is going to accomplish what? Make men want to invite more women to lunches and meetings?

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  51. @anonymous
    Then they came for the dead …

    A former model claims late “Partridge Family” star David Cassidy was a “first class creep” who groped her and tried to put his hand up her skirt when she was 19, according to a report.

    Samantha Fox claims Cassidy, who died earlier this month from liver failure, followed her into a public bathroom and got handsy in May 1985, she told The Daily Star.

    “When he grabbed me and pushed his tongue down my throat, I just kneed him in the b—s,” the model-turned singer said.

    Fox, 51, claims she’d originally agreed previously to appear topless in a music video at the actor’s bequest for his single “Romance,” but became disgusted when she realized he had an erection.
     
    Bad move. I think a romance-novelesque description of “my night of passion with David” would have sold more books.

    …she’d originally agreed previously to appear topless in a music video at the actor’s bequest for his single “Romance,” but became disgusted when she realized he had an erection.

    Wouldn’t it have been more humiliating if he didn’t?

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  52. @Jonathan Silber
    And yet to hear some people talk, one would almost think there's no good case for misogyny.

    “Misogynist: A man who hates women as much as women hate one another.”

    — H.L. Mencken

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  53. Hosswire says:

    These women should hashtag their accounts #MeEspecially

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  54. J.Ross says: • Website
    @MarkinLA
    overreacting to very real problems in the department

    He was a psychotic who was BLM nutty before there was BLM. There was nothing to his complaints. I believe one was even directed at a woman who was his superior officer.

    Explain why somebody goes to all the trouble necessary to create a corporation to register a legally transferrable machine gun in the corporations name and circumvent the normal process and when he goes on his killing spree blames society for how easy it was for him to get his machine gun?

    Owning a legally transferrable machine gun in California is virtually impossible to register it in an individuals name.

    This is an aspect of that story that I cannot speak to and will assume to be true, but you’re still left with Ames going further than the rest of the herd.

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  55. Ames and Taibbi bragged about buying Russian women for food but if this is the hill you wanna die on go ahead man.

    They’re the Jake Tapper of the ‘indie news’ set: 99% lining up with Leftists but they publish a few scraps that’s not quite lined up with Leftist ideology and some of you trip over yourselves to annoint then as /OURGOYS/.

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  56. Vendetta says:
    @anonymous
    The War Nerd was always a fraud. A talented fraud but a fraud.

    I liked the little guy because he got it. Money means weapons means the f***king law. In the context of governmental power.

    But little War Nerd always had, for me, a whiff of stolen valor.

    It did not help that he used the picture of that guy from American Graffiti who died in Vietnam as his avatar, as if he were making fun of that guy.

    If you die in a war for your country, even if you wear birth control glasses and look like a loser, one of the benefits is people do not use your face as a mocking avatar. Someone who steals that benefit from you is a complete dirtbag. No question about it.

    So the War Nerd was a fraud. Like to see how he would have done in boot camp or infantry school. Would have liked to have beat him up, to tell the truth, if I had the misfortune to be in boot camp or infantry school with his prissy little Ivy League self.

    That being said, War Nerd was a f**king angel of light compared to the ridiculously defective Commanders in Chief dating from Reagans's First Alzheimer Year to the last day in office of the younger Bush's chosen successor, young little Soetero, with their cold stupid views of warfare - an important subject that they treated, the cold bastards, like a family inheritance, to their eternal disgrace, until all of our idiocies are forgiven -

    That being said, I am skeptical of the claim that little War Nerd or any of his cohorts were actually rude to Russian women. Russian men have a tendency to kill people who misuse their women, and little War Nerd is still alive. It was all probably, as little War Nerd now claims , "a joke". A stupid joke, because little War Nerd is clearly a stupid person, but no more than a joke.

    War Nerd’s very first column describes himself as an armchair commentator who’s never served.

    It’s the kind of the point of the pseudonym he chose.

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    Vendetta - Yeah but the picture he picked out is a dead ringer for a guy who bravely died - even though he was a nerdy looking guy - in a rice paddy a couple hour's drive from Saigon.

    That nerdy looking guy is a hero. I get it that little War Nerd impresses the ladies by mocking soldiers. Well, he shouldn't. When nerdy guys bravely die, nobody has the right to mock them, ever. Little war nerd f**ked up by forgetting that.

    The War Nerd was of course just a joke. I know that.

    It is just I would love to see the little guy spend ten minutes crossing that rice paddy, with some crappy DOD-issued rifle in his hands, with a real enemy just out of sight. It might be unkind of me, but I would really like to see that.

    I saw better men than him spend a few minutes that way.

    Look I wish him the best - he just wanted to show that he, too , could sound tough. Good for him! More people should sound tough in this pussified world.
    But the lies about abusing Russian women and the other vicious shtick - well, the little guy has said they were lies. Still, I am allowed to call him out for the disgusting bullshit he pulled. He would want me to call him out for that bullshit. You know that, right? So he said they were lies, and we believe him.

    The picture of the nerdy guy who little War Nerd claimed was himself is the dead ringer of a picture of a guy who died in 1967. He may have shot a few enemy before being shot himself - little War Nerd will never know. But he died, and little War Nerd had no right to use his image.

    So, I appreciate your helpfulness in telling me what "kind of the point was" about the pseudonym. My dead friends would say f**k you, but I am nicer than them, I won't say that: thanks for explaining something you thought I did not understand.

    But I understood, for the record. If he was legit, he was legit, but he says he wasn't. So on behalf of my legit friends, I say, I wish you the best, little War Nerd. Thanks for your efforts, but you were never legit, so just go away. When you were right you weren't funny and when you were wrong ... just go away.

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  57. Thursday says:

    Ames and Taibbi bragged about behaving badly in order to sell magazines. So, even if most of what they wrote was completely made up, you can’t really blame people for believing them. Self-slander is a pretty bad idea.

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  58. Svigor says:

    The comments about War Nerd confuse me. I thought it was fairly obvious that he was a caricature armchair warrior, the classic “let’s you and him fight” chickenhawk, with a side of pseudo-brutalist leftism.

    War Nerd’s very first column describes himself as an armchair commentator who’s never served.

    It’s the kind of the point of the pseudonym he chose.

    Thanks. I was wondering if I was retconning my own memory.

    “No, Katya, you don’t understand. I cannot have a child. I do not like children. I hatethem. They disgust me, physically.”

    Lol, I think I read that one in the eXile, way back in the day. It seems familiar.

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  59. Svigor says:

    Ames and Taibbi bragged about behaving badly in order to sell magazines. So, even if most of what they wrote was completely made up, you can’t really blame people for believing them. Self-slander is a pretty bad idea.

    My thoughts exactly. They’re kinda the perfect victims for the current year mob. Fake crimes for phony outrage.

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  60. Svigor says:

    For God’s sake, will this #metoo bullshit never end? How many more must we hear about?

    I like it. If communists were getting fragged, I’d want to hear regular updates on that, too.

    It’ll be fun to watch Taibbi and Ames defend themselves. Will they double down on the eXile bad boy routine that got them into the mainstream? Or will they knuckle under to the SJWs, play it safe, and pray they get to keep their cushy corporate gigs?

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    Or will they knuckle under to the SJWs, play it safe, and pray they get to keep their cushy corporate gigs?
     
    Yes.
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  61. anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Vendetta
    War Nerd's very first column describes himself as an armchair commentator who's never served.

    It's the kind of the point of the pseudonym he chose.

    Vendetta – Yeah but the picture he picked out is a dead ringer for a guy who bravely died – even though he was a nerdy looking guy – in a rice paddy a couple hour’s drive from Saigon.

    That nerdy looking guy is a hero. I get it that little War Nerd impresses the ladies by mocking soldiers. Well, he shouldn’t. When nerdy guys bravely die, nobody has the right to mock them, ever. Little war nerd f**ked up by forgetting that.

    The War Nerd was of course just a joke. I know that.

    It is just I would love to see the little guy spend ten minutes crossing that rice paddy, with some crappy DOD-issued rifle in his hands, with a real enemy just out of sight. It might be unkind of me, but I would really like to see that.

    I saw better men than him spend a few minutes that way.

    Look I wish him the best – he just wanted to show that he, too , could sound tough. Good for him! More people should sound tough in this pussified world.
    But the lies about abusing Russian women and the other vicious shtick – well, the little guy has said they were lies. Still, I am allowed to call him out for the disgusting bullshit he pulled. He would want me to call him out for that bullshit. You know that, right? So he said they were lies, and we believe him.

    The picture of the nerdy guy who little War Nerd claimed was himself is the dead ringer of a picture of a guy who died in 1967. He may have shot a few enemy before being shot himself – little War Nerd will never know. But he died, and little War Nerd had no right to use his image.

    So, I appreciate your helpfulness in telling me what “kind of the point was” about the pseudonym. My dead friends would say f**k you, but I am nicer than them, I won’t say that: thanks for explaining something you thought I did not understand.

    But I understood, for the record. If he was legit, he was legit, but he says he wasn’t. So on behalf of my legit friends, I say, I wish you the best, little War Nerd. Thanks for your efforts, but you were never legit, so just go away. When you were right you weren’t funny and when you were wrong … just go away.

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    I don't remember getting the sense of mocking the ordinary soldier in War Nerd columns, certainly not in his descriptions of Swedes in the Thirty Years' War.
    , @Not Raul
    The picture War Nerd picked out was of a Norwegian music industry guy named Roger Edvardsen, which you could have found out in 20 seconds using Google.
    , @Cromwellforever
    Even when he calls grunts dumb poor bastards it's obviously with respect, which he distributes pretty fairly no matter the place they come from. His mocking is primarily focused at chickenhawk talking heads, vain and destructive officers and high command, and various politicians, lobbyists, and other parasites. Meanwhile he's always been open about being an armchair general, whether under pseudonym or real name, with plenty of self depreciation. All your quips about him not being able to make it through basic he's done himself, and better than you.

    Yeah, he's a gen x leftist, but he's also a hella lot more honest, even handed, aware, accurate, and smart than any other living war writer I can think of
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  62. A lot of the War Nerd’s shtick was poking fun at red state flyover rubes who unquestioningly supported GWB’s silly military forays in the Middle East at the behest of Israel. I always looked forward to the War Nerd’s weekly columns at a time when I intellectually came of age and became “red pilled” on international affairs.

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  63. J.Ross says: • Website

    You know who’s a fairweather leftist, a reported sex addict, inferior in relevance and wit to Ames or Taibbi, and has not yet been MeToo’d is Bill Maher. There were all kinds of rumors of him chasing younger models, when is that shoe going to drop?

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  64. J.Ross says: • Website
    @anonymous
    Vendetta - Yeah but the picture he picked out is a dead ringer for a guy who bravely died - even though he was a nerdy looking guy - in a rice paddy a couple hour's drive from Saigon.

    That nerdy looking guy is a hero. I get it that little War Nerd impresses the ladies by mocking soldiers. Well, he shouldn't. When nerdy guys bravely die, nobody has the right to mock them, ever. Little war nerd f**ked up by forgetting that.

    The War Nerd was of course just a joke. I know that.

    It is just I would love to see the little guy spend ten minutes crossing that rice paddy, with some crappy DOD-issued rifle in his hands, with a real enemy just out of sight. It might be unkind of me, but I would really like to see that.

    I saw better men than him spend a few minutes that way.

    Look I wish him the best - he just wanted to show that he, too , could sound tough. Good for him! More people should sound tough in this pussified world.
    But the lies about abusing Russian women and the other vicious shtick - well, the little guy has said they were lies. Still, I am allowed to call him out for the disgusting bullshit he pulled. He would want me to call him out for that bullshit. You know that, right? So he said they were lies, and we believe him.

    The picture of the nerdy guy who little War Nerd claimed was himself is the dead ringer of a picture of a guy who died in 1967. He may have shot a few enemy before being shot himself - little War Nerd will never know. But he died, and little War Nerd had no right to use his image.

    So, I appreciate your helpfulness in telling me what "kind of the point was" about the pseudonym. My dead friends would say f**k you, but I am nicer than them, I won't say that: thanks for explaining something you thought I did not understand.

    But I understood, for the record. If he was legit, he was legit, but he says he wasn't. So on behalf of my legit friends, I say, I wish you the best, little War Nerd. Thanks for your efforts, but you were never legit, so just go away. When you were right you weren't funny and when you were wrong ... just go away.

    I don’t remember getting the sense of mocking the ordinary soldier in War Nerd columns, certainly not in his descriptions of Swedes in the Thirty Years’ War.

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  65. @pyrrhus
    Traditionalists refer to such ankles as "piano legs."

    As a young man I called them “nurse legs”. Everyone seemed to understand.

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  66. Not Raul says:
    @anonymous
    Vendetta - Yeah but the picture he picked out is a dead ringer for a guy who bravely died - even though he was a nerdy looking guy - in a rice paddy a couple hour's drive from Saigon.

    That nerdy looking guy is a hero. I get it that little War Nerd impresses the ladies by mocking soldiers. Well, he shouldn't. When nerdy guys bravely die, nobody has the right to mock them, ever. Little war nerd f**ked up by forgetting that.

    The War Nerd was of course just a joke. I know that.

    It is just I would love to see the little guy spend ten minutes crossing that rice paddy, with some crappy DOD-issued rifle in his hands, with a real enemy just out of sight. It might be unkind of me, but I would really like to see that.

    I saw better men than him spend a few minutes that way.

    Look I wish him the best - he just wanted to show that he, too , could sound tough. Good for him! More people should sound tough in this pussified world.
    But the lies about abusing Russian women and the other vicious shtick - well, the little guy has said they were lies. Still, I am allowed to call him out for the disgusting bullshit he pulled. He would want me to call him out for that bullshit. You know that, right? So he said they were lies, and we believe him.

    The picture of the nerdy guy who little War Nerd claimed was himself is the dead ringer of a picture of a guy who died in 1967. He may have shot a few enemy before being shot himself - little War Nerd will never know. But he died, and little War Nerd had no right to use his image.

    So, I appreciate your helpfulness in telling me what "kind of the point was" about the pseudonym. My dead friends would say f**k you, but I am nicer than them, I won't say that: thanks for explaining something you thought I did not understand.

    But I understood, for the record. If he was legit, he was legit, but he says he wasn't. So on behalf of my legit friends, I say, I wish you the best, little War Nerd. Thanks for your efforts, but you were never legit, so just go away. When you were right you weren't funny and when you were wrong ... just go away.

    The picture War Nerd picked out was of a Norwegian music industry guy named Roger Edvardsen, which you could have found out in 20 seconds using Google.

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    Not Raul - thanks for the info, that is an important distinction. I thought the picture was an obvious reference to the guy in American Graffiti who, the end credits tell us (with no details) was later killed in Vietnam ('dying in rice paddies' being, for those who don't know much about Vietnam, a reference to the fact that he was probably enlisted and probably infantry). That is why I rambled on about rice paddies and valor. Well the rice paddies and valor digression was a waste of time since the picture is of a Norwegian music executive.
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  67. @27 year old

    If your quotes are any guide, I even called how they wouldn’t give a shit about how the eXile bros treated Russian women.
     
    In their own words:

    "You're always trying to force Masha and Sveta under the table to give you blow jobs. It's not funny. They don't think it's funny," Kara complained. "But... it is funny," Matt said. We have been pretty rough on our girls. We’d ask our Russian staff to flash their asses or breasts for us. We’d tell them that if they wanted to keep their jobs, they’d have to perform unprotected anal sex with us. Nearly every day, we asked our female staff if they approved of anal sex. That was a fixation of ours. “Can I fuck you in the ass? Huh? I mean, without a rubber? Is that okay?” It was all part of the fun."

    https://books.google.com/books?id=Er0eM6BsXggC&pg=PA134&lpg=PA134&dq=%22masha+and+sveta%22+%22but+it+is+funny%22&source=bl&ots=NaKRIiCwya&sig=orn3Fi3_7DEOkjvb6EsrRw9AunQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CCYQ6AEwAWoVChMIjKSb9_aexwIVAg-SCh2h3goR#v=onepage&q=%22masha%20and%20sveta%22%20%22but%20it%20is%20funny%22&f=false

    This passage was narrated by Mark Ames, who is far worse. Even without the above passage, Taibbi would be the Paterno to Ames' Sandusky.

    "When I went back into the TV room, Andy pulled me aside with a worried grin on his face. 'Dude do you realize...do you know how old that Natasha is?' he said.

    "'Sixteen?'

    "'No! No, she's fif-teen. Fif-teen.' Right then my pervometer needle hit the red. I had to have her, even if she was homely."

    After they do it, she tells him she has a three-month-old baby.

    "It was hard to imagine that Natasha had squatted out a baby," Ames writes. "Her cunt was as tight as a cat's ass....I'd slept with mothers before--they're a lot wider. Sex with them is like probing a straw in a mildew-lined German beer mug."

    Link: http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/beast-in-the-east/Content?oid=902762

    ..Katya sat on my lap and told me she had some exciting news: she was pregnant, and I was the father!

    I panicked. Children are my worst nightmare–worse than worst…

    “No, Katya, you don’t understand. I cannot have a child. I do not like children. I hatethem. They disgust me, physically.”

    “But I can’t have an abortion,” she pleaded. “I was told that if I did, I’d never be able to have a child.”

    I knew she was bluffing, so I countered with the RU-486 pill. I offered to fly to France, pick one up, and bring it back for her. “It’s totally safe,” I cheerily offered.

    “I can’t do that,” she said. ‘I can’t kill our child.”

    Right then, I stared at Katya with a look–I’m not sure how it appeared to her, but in my mind, I was starting to contemplate two courses of action: murder, or AWOL.

    “What will you do, kill me?” she said, laughing nervously.

    “Maybe, yeah,” I replied. “I’ll throw you off my balcony. I’ll make it look like an accident.”

    She started to cry, but I was relentless. I told her that if she had the child, she would be killing me, so it was an act of self-defense. And if I didn’t kill her, then I would flee Moscow and she’d never find me….I was relentless. I attacked her the Russian way: I wore her down for hours during the KGB interrogation-style…

    At 5:30 the next morning, Katya, acting the martyr, quietly slipped out of my apartment, made a beeline to the abortion clinic, and sucked the little fucker out.”

    (Warning: link contains an extremely NSFW picture) https://books.google.com/books?id=Er0eM6BsXggC&pg=PA154&lpg=PA154&dq=%22attacked+her+the+russian+way%22&source=bl&ots=NaKRJgFrw3&sig=TZ19zX4Ym2gaYR4m_kzj1o0PdB8&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CCUQ6AEwAWoVChMImIfBlaqhxwIVkFKSCh1-AAFb#v=onepage&q=%22attacked%20her%20the%20russian%20way%22&f=false

    He spoke about his sex life in Moscow. “Russian women, especially on the first date, expect you to rape them,” said Mr. Ames. “They’ll go back home with you and say, ‘No, no, no,’ and if you’re an American, you’ve been trained to respect the ‘No,’ because you’re afraid of sexual harassment or date rape, and so you fail over and over. But it took me a while to learn you really have to force Russian girls, and that’s what they want, it’s like a mock rape. And then you come back here and you’re really freaked out–because you don’t know if that actually exists deep in all women’s psyches, that that’s what they all want. All relations between guys and girls is basically violent, I think. It’s all war.”

    http://observer.com/2000/06/from-russia-with-lust/
     

    Where did Roissy/Heartiste come from? Wasn’t it only a year or two after this?

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  68. Bugg says:

    SO we’re now gonna pretend it’s the end of the world because 20 somethings want to get laid?

    How are we going to propagate the species?

    This is not the Weinstein sector; once again the Left overplays things.

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  69. L Woods says:
    @27 year old

    If your quotes are any guide, I even called how they wouldn’t give a shit about how the eXile bros treated Russian women.
     
    In their own words:

    "You're always trying to force Masha and Sveta under the table to give you blow jobs. It's not funny. They don't think it's funny," Kara complained. "But... it is funny," Matt said. We have been pretty rough on our girls. We’d ask our Russian staff to flash their asses or breasts for us. We’d tell them that if they wanted to keep their jobs, they’d have to perform unprotected anal sex with us. Nearly every day, we asked our female staff if they approved of anal sex. That was a fixation of ours. “Can I fuck you in the ass? Huh? I mean, without a rubber? Is that okay?” It was all part of the fun."

    https://books.google.com/books?id=Er0eM6BsXggC&pg=PA134&lpg=PA134&dq=%22masha+and+sveta%22+%22but+it+is+funny%22&source=bl&ots=NaKRIiCwya&sig=orn3Fi3_7DEOkjvb6EsrRw9AunQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CCYQ6AEwAWoVChMIjKSb9_aexwIVAg-SCh2h3goR#v=onepage&q=%22masha%20and%20sveta%22%20%22but%20it%20is%20funny%22&f=false

    This passage was narrated by Mark Ames, who is far worse. Even without the above passage, Taibbi would be the Paterno to Ames' Sandusky.

    "When I went back into the TV room, Andy pulled me aside with a worried grin on his face. 'Dude do you realize...do you know how old that Natasha is?' he said.

    "'Sixteen?'

    "'No! No, she's fif-teen. Fif-teen.' Right then my pervometer needle hit the red. I had to have her, even if she was homely."

    After they do it, she tells him she has a three-month-old baby.

    "It was hard to imagine that Natasha had squatted out a baby," Ames writes. "Her cunt was as tight as a cat's ass....I'd slept with mothers before--they're a lot wider. Sex with them is like probing a straw in a mildew-lined German beer mug."

    Link: http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/beast-in-the-east/Content?oid=902762

    ..Katya sat on my lap and told me she had some exciting news: she was pregnant, and I was the father!

    I panicked. Children are my worst nightmare–worse than worst…

    “No, Katya, you don’t understand. I cannot have a child. I do not like children. I hatethem. They disgust me, physically.”

    “But I can’t have an abortion,” she pleaded. “I was told that if I did, I’d never be able to have a child.”

    I knew she was bluffing, so I countered with the RU-486 pill. I offered to fly to France, pick one up, and bring it back for her. “It’s totally safe,” I cheerily offered.

    “I can’t do that,” she said. ‘I can’t kill our child.”

    Right then, I stared at Katya with a look–I’m not sure how it appeared to her, but in my mind, I was starting to contemplate two courses of action: murder, or AWOL.

    “What will you do, kill me?” she said, laughing nervously.

    “Maybe, yeah,” I replied. “I’ll throw you off my balcony. I’ll make it look like an accident.”

    She started to cry, but I was relentless. I told her that if she had the child, she would be killing me, so it was an act of self-defense. And if I didn’t kill her, then I would flee Moscow and she’d never find me….I was relentless. I attacked her the Russian way: I wore her down for hours during the KGB interrogation-style…

    At 5:30 the next morning, Katya, acting the martyr, quietly slipped out of my apartment, made a beeline to the abortion clinic, and sucked the little fucker out.”

    (Warning: link contains an extremely NSFW picture) https://books.google.com/books?id=Er0eM6BsXggC&pg=PA154&lpg=PA154&dq=%22attacked+her+the+russian+way%22&source=bl&ots=NaKRJgFrw3&sig=TZ19zX4Ym2gaYR4m_kzj1o0PdB8&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CCUQ6AEwAWoVChMImIfBlaqhxwIVkFKSCh1-AAFb#v=onepage&q=%22attacked%20her%20the%20russian%20way%22&f=false

    He spoke about his sex life in Moscow. “Russian women, especially on the first date, expect you to rape them,” said Mr. Ames. “They’ll go back home with you and say, ‘No, no, no,’ and if you’re an American, you’ve been trained to respect the ‘No,’ because you’re afraid of sexual harassment or date rape, and so you fail over and over. But it took me a while to learn you really have to force Russian girls, and that’s what they want, it’s like a mock rape. And then you come back here and you’re really freaked out–because you don’t know if that actually exists deep in all women’s psyches, that that’s what they all want. All relations between guys and girls is basically violent, I think. It’s all war.”

    http://observer.com/2000/06/from-russia-with-lust/
     

    When I first came upon these, erm, writings, my inner white knight came charging out. I yearned to rescue these poor benighted damsels from exploitation and disgrace. Now I just find it funny. Boy have I gotten jaded. Of course, at the time I didn’t realize it was fictional.

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    I had the same trajectory - except if it's fictional, then it's just sad. So you're saying the whole thing was as fake as the war nerd?

    It's one thing to be that guy. I still don't sit right with forcing abortions on little White girls but if you're a sexually successful dude and you brag about it - ok respect. Banging a hot 15yo, good for you, except he admits she wasn't hot. But if you invent a fictional character version of yourself who does this stuff and idolize that fiction, while really you're just a geek with his dick in his hand, that's pathetic.

    I kind of think "it's just fictional" is just them trying to weasel their way out of having their liberal fans rage against them. But I dunno.

    I'm not trying to White Knight by any means. I don't like these guys for their trust fund liberalism and e-celebrity and also, we can't forget: their parentheses. By the standards of 2017 liberalism, these guys should have to be disgraced, and I want that to happen, just because I don't like them.

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  70. Bugg says:
    @Tiny Duck
    Another example of how the world would be a better place without white males

    Men of Color don't do this crap

    This is an attempt at comedy?

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  71. Hunsdon says:
    @Tiny Duck
    Another example of how the world would be a better place without white males

    Men of Color don't do this crap

    How dare you bleach Russell Simmons of his color, you fascist whitewashing bastard.

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  72. Steve-O says:
    @Matra
    The War Nerd was always a fraud. A talented fraud but a fraud.

    The last time I noticed the War Nerd he was lying (or displaying ignorance, sometimes it's hard to tell with know-nothings like him) about the DUP (Democratic Unionist Party) in Northern Ireland. (I think the link came from Ames' Twitter account). I've always found him to be one of the most stereotypically 'ugly American' writers with his flippant attitude towards the suffering of foreigners and the casual way he takes sides in conflicts he only has superficial knowledge of.

    As for Ames and Taibbi, well, it couldn't happen to nicer guys.

    Wow. What a surprise that he would defend a black guy for killing innocent white people.

    Yes, Ames has been particularly noxious in his white-bashing.

    The War Nerd was written by John Dolan, who’s one of those Irish-Americans who wallows in victimhood at the hands of Britannia’s Huns even though he grew up in California.

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    His novel "Pleasant Hell" was excellent...a masterpiece of lower-middle class ressentiment.

    Taibbi and Ames have always been the bad boys of American leftism. Far too exuberant and gonzo for the bluestockings and moralists who rule the movement. They were bound to come a cropper in this climate. Their support of Limonov actually makes them somewhat precursors of the alt-right.
    , @w00fers
    He's not wrong about the British being monsters, or that it's really stupid everyone forgot about what they did circa 1960 (not least the Brits themselves).

    I don't think Dolan was in on the whole Russkie rape-orgy that Taibbi and Ames had going on. Man's a poet for crying out loud. Also he wrote a bunch of good stuff on how Israel got its ass kicked by Hezbollah.
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  73. @Neoconned1
    I read Taibbis shit in Rolling Stone on occasion. He's their only journalist who has even halfway decent material.

    He writes about Wall Street and the spooks/Deep State and defense contractors....and corporatism and cronyist influence in Washington.

    Which makes me wonder if someone is financing this and paying this fat slob to dredge up pointless news no one fucking cares about...

    Like the good old days of right and left allying against pornography, there seems to be an alt right + feminist scold alignment against this rude male. Hypocrisy wins yet again!

    The Destruction of Matt Taibbi
    How the alt right and sloppy reporting smeared the ‘Rolling Stone’ journalist

    https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/12/the-destruction-of-matt-taibbi.html

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    I see "the alt-right" still means "whatever I want it to mean at the moment."
    , @Neoconned1
    You know I still haven't seen a coherent definition of just what the hell "alt right" even means....

    Literally, like its something Hillary pulled from her ass and lumped a bunch of disparate and random and non associated bloggers, idealogue, racist idiots etc into a term.

    No political scientist I know of or blogger ever coined it. I've heard one or two bloggers did.....but even then like w Steve....he's been lumped together with people he's never even read or heard of much less met and socialized with....

    Anyway who on the right targeted him? The people here seem either in favor of Taibbi and or indifferent to the man.

    , @Dieter Kief
    Interesting. Thanks for this Paste-link.
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  74. TheBoom says:
    @Tiny Duck
    Another example of how the world would be a better place without white males

    Men of Color don't do this crap

    They spend most of their time trying to immigrate to white societies.

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  75. J.Ross says: • Website
    @European-American
    Like the good old days of right and left allying against pornography, there seems to be an alt right + feminist scold alignment against this rude male. Hypocrisy wins yet again!

    The Destruction of Matt Taibbi
    How the alt right and sloppy reporting smeared the 'Rolling Stone' journalist
    https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/12/the-destruction-of-matt-taibbi.html

    I see “the alt-right” still means “whatever I want it to mean at the moment.”

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    Aren’t Cernovich and Breitbart, mentioned in the article as critical of Taibbi, pretty uncontroversially part of the non-mainstream, non-establishment right, commonly abbreviated “alt-right”?
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  76. AndrewR says:
    @anon
    Ames also vociferously defended LAPD burnout Dorner, who was criminally overreacting to very real problems in the department which the major media decided to ignore.

    Wow. What a surprise that he would defend a black guy for killing innocent white people.

    One must have a boundless hatred of black people and/or a boundless love of cops in order to not feel a lot of sympathy for Dorner or at least realize that he wasn’t really any worse than his former colleagues. It wasn’t Dorner who shot up that pickup truck with the Vietnamese ladies. But in you we see the foolishness that endlessly derails the alt-right. Your autistic antipathy for blacks blinds you to the bigger picture.

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    he wasn’t really any worse than his former colleagues.

    You're right. Each and every cop in the world shoots innocent people for no reason.

    It wasn’t Dorner who shot up that pickup truck with the Vietnamese ladies.

    You're right. That was every single other cop on the force. Each and every one.

    But in you we see the foolishness that endlessly derails the alt-right.

    Call me a cop-sucker, please.

    Your autistic antipathy for blacks blinds you to the bigger picture.

    I've seen the light. I'll stop being autistic and instead spend my time practicing phrases like "Am I being detained?" and memorizing arguments from YouTube about maritime law the Articles Of The Confederation.
    , @MarkinLA
    This is sarcasm right? If so you need to work on it a bit, it isn't clear enough. Just being stupid doesn't make good sarcasm.

    Dorner was the guy that murdered the daughter (Asian as well) of the captain that was defending him in his firing from the force. I think he also got her fiancé. Then he ended up with that shoot-out in the mountains.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Dorner_shootings_and_manhunt#Suspect
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  77. @European-American
    Like the good old days of right and left allying against pornography, there seems to be an alt right + feminist scold alignment against this rude male. Hypocrisy wins yet again!

    The Destruction of Matt Taibbi
    How the alt right and sloppy reporting smeared the 'Rolling Stone' journalist
    https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/12/the-destruction-of-matt-taibbi.html

    You know I still haven’t seen a coherent definition of just what the hell “alt right” even means….

    Literally, like its something Hillary pulled from her ass and lumped a bunch of disparate and random and non associated bloggers, idealogue, racist idiots etc into a term.

    No political scientist I know of or blogger ever coined it. I’ve heard one or two bloggers did…..but even then like w Steve….he’s been lumped together with people he’s never even read or heard of much less met and socialized with….

    Anyway who on the right targeted him? The people here seem either in favor of Taibbi and or indifferent to the man.

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  78. @anonymous
    Vendetta - Yeah but the picture he picked out is a dead ringer for a guy who bravely died - even though he was a nerdy looking guy - in a rice paddy a couple hour's drive from Saigon.

    That nerdy looking guy is a hero. I get it that little War Nerd impresses the ladies by mocking soldiers. Well, he shouldn't. When nerdy guys bravely die, nobody has the right to mock them, ever. Little war nerd f**ked up by forgetting that.

    The War Nerd was of course just a joke. I know that.

    It is just I would love to see the little guy spend ten minutes crossing that rice paddy, with some crappy DOD-issued rifle in his hands, with a real enemy just out of sight. It might be unkind of me, but I would really like to see that.

    I saw better men than him spend a few minutes that way.

    Look I wish him the best - he just wanted to show that he, too , could sound tough. Good for him! More people should sound tough in this pussified world.
    But the lies about abusing Russian women and the other vicious shtick - well, the little guy has said they were lies. Still, I am allowed to call him out for the disgusting bullshit he pulled. He would want me to call him out for that bullshit. You know that, right? So he said they were lies, and we believe him.

    The picture of the nerdy guy who little War Nerd claimed was himself is the dead ringer of a picture of a guy who died in 1967. He may have shot a few enemy before being shot himself - little War Nerd will never know. But he died, and little War Nerd had no right to use his image.

    So, I appreciate your helpfulness in telling me what "kind of the point was" about the pseudonym. My dead friends would say f**k you, but I am nicer than them, I won't say that: thanks for explaining something you thought I did not understand.

    But I understood, for the record. If he was legit, he was legit, but he says he wasn't. So on behalf of my legit friends, I say, I wish you the best, little War Nerd. Thanks for your efforts, but you were never legit, so just go away. When you were right you weren't funny and when you were wrong ... just go away.

    Even when he calls grunts dumb poor bastards it’s obviously with respect, which he distributes pretty fairly no matter the place they come from. His mocking is primarily focused at chickenhawk talking heads, vain and destructive officers and high command, and various politicians, lobbyists, and other parasites. Meanwhile he’s always been open about being an armchair general, whether under pseudonym or real name, with plenty of self depreciation. All your quips about him not being able to make it through basic he’s done himself, and better than you.

    Yeah, he’s a gen x leftist, but he’s also a hella lot more honest, even handed, aware, accurate, and smart than any other living war writer I can think of

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    “No dumb bastard ever won a war by going out and dying for his country. He won it by making some other dumb bastard die for his country.”--Gen. George S. Patton
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  79. The War Nerd respected the martial spirit. He was just rightly skeptical of those pulling the levers of power and sending our great young men into kill zones.

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  80. nebulafox says:
    @Tiny Duck
    Another example of how the world would be a better place without white males

    Men of Color don't do this crap
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    Not the same thing

    The girls wanted it and the men were lashing out at a racist society
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  81. anon • Disclaimer says:
    @AndrewR
    One must have a boundless hatred of black people and/or a boundless love of cops in order to not feel a lot of sympathy for Dorner or at least realize that he wasn't really any worse than his former colleagues. It wasn't Dorner who shot up that pickup truck with the Vietnamese ladies. But in you we see the foolishness that endlessly derails the alt-right. Your autistic antipathy for blacks blinds you to the bigger picture.

    he wasn’t really any worse than his former colleagues.

    You’re right. Each and every cop in the world shoots innocent people for no reason.

    It wasn’t Dorner who shot up that pickup truck with the Vietnamese ladies.

    You’re right. That was every single other cop on the force. Each and every one.

    But in you we see the foolishness that endlessly derails the alt-right.

    Call me a cop-sucker, please.

    Your autistic antipathy for blacks blinds you to the bigger picture.

    I’ve seen the light. I’ll stop being autistic and instead spend my time practicing phrases like “Am I being detained?” and memorizing arguments from YouTube about maritime law the Articles Of The Confederation.

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    Dorner's first two murder victims were a lady basketball coach and her boyfriend. Presumably, he was mad at her because her dad had been his lawyer.
    , @AndrewR
    Way to put words in my mouth. You have a bright future being alone and miserable.
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  82. 5371 says:

    [my self-esteem remained intact and my life moved along]

    The lady doth protest too much.

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  83. @anon
    he wasn’t really any worse than his former colleagues.

    You're right. Each and every cop in the world shoots innocent people for no reason.

    It wasn’t Dorner who shot up that pickup truck with the Vietnamese ladies.

    You're right. That was every single other cop on the force. Each and every one.

    But in you we see the foolishness that endlessly derails the alt-right.

    Call me a cop-sucker, please.

    Your autistic antipathy for blacks blinds you to the bigger picture.

    I've seen the light. I'll stop being autistic and instead spend my time practicing phrases like "Am I being detained?" and memorizing arguments from YouTube about maritime law the Articles Of The Confederation.

    Dorner’s first two murder victims were a lady basketball coach and her boyfriend. Presumably, he was mad at her because her dad had been his lawyer.

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  84. @European-American
    Like the good old days of right and left allying against pornography, there seems to be an alt right + feminist scold alignment against this rude male. Hypocrisy wins yet again!

    The Destruction of Matt Taibbi
    How the alt right and sloppy reporting smeared the 'Rolling Stone' journalist
    https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/12/the-destruction-of-matt-taibbi.html

    Interesting. Thanks for this Paste-link.

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  85. @J.Ross
    Taibbi wrote one of the best books on the 2008 debacle (Kleptocracy) and Ames wrote the only serious book on the mass shooting phenomenon (Going Postal). Ames was for many years the editor of the Exile, the best English-language newspaper about Russia (although it did have a nakedly supremacist streak and a good deal of the content was freakshow-watching, "look at those crazy goyim, ha ha they sure are poor"), there was still very good, unique journalism. The Exile was shuttered by Putin but Ames was still objective enough after that to point out that Putin was not the bad guy in the Georgian-Ossetian situation. Ames also vociferously defended LAPD burnout Dorner, who was criminally overreacting to very real problems in the department which the major media decided to ignore.
    Attacking these real journalists who stand above an ocean of glow-in-the-dark intel operatives and airheaded liars -- on the grounds that they sometimes chat like men -- is simple witch-hunting.

    I’ve read most of Matt Taibbi’s reporting in Rolling Stone and some of his books. I agree, Kleptocracy is a very interesting read.
    Taibbi wasn’t intimidated by the law that if you critize Jews for their actions, you’re an anti-semite: Therefor you dare not mention that there are – ehe – Jews working at Wall St. for example …

    (There’s some bloggers here on iSteve, too, who know this stuff quite well, but do not refer to Matt Taibbi and his at times really furious critique of the American kleptocrazy- and I think this does not not (no typo) happen, because what Taibbi says is wrong at all. Rather the opposite.

    Taibbi was very self-critical about his reporting of the election last year, saying that he wasted his time basically inside the bubble, and that he oversaw the regular folks and their reasons to vote or Trump (cf. Steve Sailer’s family-affordance aspect, or – the work of Robert Putnam and Paul Collier pointing out, that immigration is causing troubles not least for the “lowly of birth” / Jagger/Richads// The Salt of The Earth).

    Taibbi is pretty much wrong about the police and about inequality being – the main problem, what crime is concerned, methinks.
    Or education. I really wish, he would read (study) a piece like Ellen Packer’s “Letter From Baltimore”, here on unz.com (in case Steve Sailer’s very well thought out and meticulously detailed posts about this subject would be too much – in the beginning…).

    With Rolling Stone going down down down Tom Waits on In The Neighborhood, Matt Taibbi might face hard times.

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  86. AndrewR says:
    @anon
    he wasn’t really any worse than his former colleagues.

    You're right. Each and every cop in the world shoots innocent people for no reason.

    It wasn’t Dorner who shot up that pickup truck with the Vietnamese ladies.

    You're right. That was every single other cop on the force. Each and every one.

    But in you we see the foolishness that endlessly derails the alt-right.

    Call me a cop-sucker, please.

    Your autistic antipathy for blacks blinds you to the bigger picture.

    I've seen the light. I'll stop being autistic and instead spend my time practicing phrases like "Am I being detained?" and memorizing arguments from YouTube about maritime law the Articles Of The Confederation.

    Way to put words in my mouth. You have a bright future being alone and miserable.

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    Way to put words in my mouth.

    How did I put words in your mouth? This is what you said:

    One must have a boundless hatred of black people and/or a boundless love of cops in order to not feel a lot of sympathy for Dorner or at least realize that he wasn’t really any worse than his former colleagues.


    Unless all of his former colleagues went around shooting innocent people, then yes. He really was a lot worse than the vast majority of them.

    I can't help it if my boundless hatred of black people causes me to criticize them when they commit cold-blooded murder.

    You have a bright future being alone and miserable.

    Do I? I don't know, maybe. Does obsessing about those evil po-leese make you non-miserable?

    There's just one thing I want to know, that I haven't gotten an answer to yet. Am I being detained?
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  87. @L Woods
    When I first came upon these, erm, writings, my inner white knight came charging out. I yearned to rescue these poor benighted damsels from exploitation and disgrace. Now I just find it funny. Boy have I gotten jaded. Of course, at the time I didn't realize it was fictional.

    I had the same trajectory – except if it’s fictional, then it’s just sad. So you’re saying the whole thing was as fake as the war nerd?

    It’s one thing to be that guy. I still don’t sit right with forcing abortions on little White girls but if you’re a sexually successful dude and you brag about it – ok respect. Banging a hot 15yo, good for you, except he admits she wasn’t hot. But if you invent a fictional character version of yourself who does this stuff and idolize that fiction, while really you’re just a geek with his dick in his hand, that’s pathetic.

    I kind of think “it’s just fictional” is just them trying to weasel their way out of having their liberal fans rage against them. But I dunno.

    I’m not trying to White Knight by any means. I don’t like these guys for their trust fund liberalism and e-celebrity and also, we can’t forget: their parentheses. By the standards of 2017 liberalism, these guys should have to be disgraced, and I want that to happen, just because I don’t like them.

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  88. @Simon
    I remember a mysteriously venomous piece that Taibbi wrote in 2005 for a now defunct free paper called the NYPress, in which he made fun of the dying Pope John Paul II.

    It was called "THE 52 FUNNIEST THINGS ABOUT THE UPCOMING DEATH OF THE POPE."

    Here's how it began:

    52. Pope pisses himself just before the end; gets all over nurse.

    51. After death, saggy, furry tits of dead Pope begin inexorable process of melting away into nothingness, like coldest of Sno-cones under faintest of suns.

    50. Pope survives just long enough to be acquired by Isiah Thomas for Stephon Marbury, 2005 #1 pick and cash considerations. "We feel like we've made ourselves younger and more competitive," Thomas says.

    49. After beating for the last time, Pope's heart sits there like a piece of hamburger.

    48. Whole world waiting until the last minute for a sudden improvement of his condition. Long lines of girls in the Philippines kneeling and praying. Catholics everywhere with ears pressed to radios, transfixed. Pope gives one last groan, spits, dies.

    For more such hilarity, you can check out the rest:

    http://konformist.com/archives/2005/03-2005/kn4m0311.txt

    That might have been satire on the MSMs ghoulish death watch.

    I remember all the media arrived in Rome and waited for JPII to pop his clogs. But then he had a bit of a recovery – you could sense the disappointment on the 24 hour news outlets.

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  89. Tiny Duck says:
    @nebulafox
    Uh, yeah, about that...

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

    Not the same thing

    The girls wanted it and the men were lashing out at a racist society

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    The girls wanted it and the men were lashing out at a racist society
     
    Yeah....dey wanted it....dey had teh same spression you'n had when you saw
    yo first black P-nis!


    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BzwullRIMAEh0a6.jpg

    Look who be a happie boy.

    Lender "Always be speaking teh Troof" Pitz

    , @Forbes

    The girls wanted it
     
    Victim blaming is not a good look.
    , @nebulafox
    Now, Teeny Dick, don't be such a sexist because you find women naturally repulsive compared to plowing Leonard Pitts' pucker. Tolerance is a two way road.
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  90. Dumbo says:
    @Anon
    Journalism sort of invites aggressive types.

    It takes boldness for reporters to stick their noses into others affairs.

    At the lowest rung are paparazzis who try to get the pic. And reporters try to get the scoop. There is an element of the hunt, the grab, the snatch, the swoop, the con.
    Reporters lie constantly to put people at ease to spill stuff. It attracts a lot of sociopathic types.
    They hunt for trophies or try to steal them. ALL THE PRESIDENTS MEN is, on the one hand, a story of truth and justice, but it's also a whale hunt. Moby Dick, bagging the president. It made it so sexy. NETWORK came out around the same time to show the manic side of media.

    This is esp true of field reporters.

    It's no wonder Roger Ebert loved LA DOLCE VITA. It's about this guy who reports on fame and entertainment and is always on the look for a good time.

    https://www.rogerebert.com/rogers-journal/the-greatest-films-of-all-time

    Sometimes the way you consider a film depends on when and why you saw it, and what it meant to you at that time. "La Dolce Vita" has become a touchstone in my life: A film about a kind of life I dreamed of living, then a film about the life I was living, the about my escape from that life.

    But if I well remember it, La Dolce Vita is really about the emptiness of such pursuit. While the expression entered the lexicon in its literal meaning, it had an ironical sense in the movie, and Mastroianni ends up looking more like a clown.

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    But if I well remember it, La Dolce Vita is really about the emptiness of such pursuit.

    True, but art, esp cinema, say one thing but show something else.

    It's like WALL STREET's message is 'greed is bad', but it has swooning over how 'greed is cool'.

    All gangster movies are supposedly about 'crime doesn't pay', but the spectacle of 'lion for a day than sheep for life' sure is riveting.

    CROSS OF IRON is supposedly an anti-war movie, but as Stanley Kauffmann said, James Coburn looks 'smashing' in the role of Steiner.

    SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER is about the emptiness of hedonism and night-life, but I don't think anyone went for the message.

    To be sure, the message is part of the appeal. We have contradictory natures. I had a cat that begged to be let out... but then it would beg to let back in and then beg to let out and then beg to let back in.

    In movies, we want see to see the thrill of immorality but also reminders that it's no good.

    And even though I don't approve of the guy's behavior in LA DOLCE VITA, I like to watch him to play around and make a scene from place to place.

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  91. Ganderson says:
    @Simon
    I remember a mysteriously venomous piece that Taibbi wrote in 2005 for a now defunct free paper called the NYPress, in which he made fun of the dying Pope John Paul II.

    It was called "THE 52 FUNNIEST THINGS ABOUT THE UPCOMING DEATH OF THE POPE."

    Here's how it began:

    52. Pope pisses himself just before the end; gets all over nurse.

    51. After death, saggy, furry tits of dead Pope begin inexorable process of melting away into nothingness, like coldest of Sno-cones under faintest of suns.

    50. Pope survives just long enough to be acquired by Isiah Thomas for Stephon Marbury, 2005 #1 pick and cash considerations. "We feel like we've made ourselves younger and more competitive," Thomas says.

    49. After beating for the last time, Pope's heart sits there like a piece of hamburger.

    48. Whole world waiting until the last minute for a sudden improvement of his condition. Long lines of girls in the Philippines kneeling and praying. Catholics everywhere with ears pressed to radios, transfixed. Pope gives one last groan, spits, dies.

    For more such hilarity, you can check out the rest:

    http://konformist.com/archives/2005/03-2005/kn4m0311.txt

    # 50 is kind of amusing…

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  92. @Steve-O
    The War Nerd was written by John Dolan, who’s one of those Irish-Americans who wallows in victimhood at the hands of Britannia’s Huns even though he grew up in California.

    His novel “Pleasant Hell” was excellent…a masterpiece of lower-middle class ressentiment.

    Taibbi and Ames have always been the bad boys of American leftism. Far too exuberant and gonzo for the bluestockings and moralists who rule the movement. They were bound to come a cropper in this climate. Their support of Limonov actually makes them somewhat precursors of the alt-right.

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  93. anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Not Raul
    The picture War Nerd picked out was of a Norwegian music industry guy named Roger Edvardsen, which you could have found out in 20 seconds using Google.

    Not Raul – thanks for the info, that is an important distinction. I thought the picture was an obvious reference to the guy in American Graffiti who, the end credits tell us (with no details) was later killed in Vietnam (‘dying in rice paddies’ being, for those who don’t know much about Vietnam, a reference to the fact that he was probably enlisted and probably infantry). That is why I rambled on about rice paddies and valor. Well the rice paddies and valor digression was a waste of time since the picture is of a Norwegian music executive.

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  94. anon • Disclaimer says:
    @AndrewR
    Way to put words in my mouth. You have a bright future being alone and miserable.

    Way to put words in my mouth.

    How did I put words in your mouth? This is what you said:

    One must have a boundless hatred of black people and/or a boundless love of cops in order to not feel a lot of sympathy for Dorner or at least realize that he wasn’t really any worse than his former colleagues.

    Unless all of his former colleagues went around shooting innocent people, then yes. He really was a lot worse than the vast majority of them.

    I can’t help it if my boundless hatred of black people causes me to criticize them when they commit cold-blooded murder.

    You have a bright future being alone and miserable.

    Do I? I don’t know, maybe. Does obsessing about those evil po-leese make you non-miserable?

    There’s just one thing I want to know, that I haven’t gotten an answer to yet. Am I being detained?

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  95. fish says:
    @Tiny Duck
    Not the same thing

    The girls wanted it and the men were lashing out at a racist society

    The girls wanted it and the men were lashing out at a racist society

    Yeah….dey wanted it….dey had teh same spression you’n had when you saw
    yo first black P-nis!

    Look who be a happie boy.

    Lender “Always be speaking teh Troof” Pitz

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  96. AKAHorace says:
    @anonymous
    The War Nerd was always a fraud. A talented fraud but a fraud.

    I liked the little guy because he got it. Money means weapons means the f***king law. In the context of governmental power.

    But little War Nerd always had, for me, a whiff of stolen valor.

    It did not help that he used the picture of that guy from American Graffiti who died in Vietnam as his avatar, as if he were making fun of that guy.

    If you die in a war for your country, even if you wear birth control glasses and look like a loser, one of the benefits is people do not use your face as a mocking avatar. Someone who steals that benefit from you is a complete dirtbag. No question about it.

    So the War Nerd was a fraud. Like to see how he would have done in boot camp or infantry school. Would have liked to have beat him up, to tell the truth, if I had the misfortune to be in boot camp or infantry school with his prissy little Ivy League self.

    That being said, War Nerd was a f**king angel of light compared to the ridiculously defective Commanders in Chief dating from Reagans's First Alzheimer Year to the last day in office of the younger Bush's chosen successor, young little Soetero, with their cold stupid views of warfare - an important subject that they treated, the cold bastards, like a family inheritance, to their eternal disgrace, until all of our idiocies are forgiven -

    That being said, I am skeptical of the claim that little War Nerd or any of his cohorts were actually rude to Russian women. Russian men have a tendency to kill people who misuse their women, and little War Nerd is still alive. It was all probably, as little War Nerd now claims , "a joke". A stupid joke, because little War Nerd is clearly a stupid person, but no more than a joke.

    The war nerd was neither Ames nor Taibbi and I don’t think that he spent much time in Russia. He isn’t always well informed but he can be hilarious especially when he writes under his real name on literature and academia (subjects he is actually well informed about).

    The least of Ames and Taibbis sins are making fun of obese careerist western women who were higher on the journalistic ladder than they were. They also boast about how they mistreated less successful expats and Russian women who were foolish enough to trust them.

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  97. Forbes says:
    @Days of Broken Arrows
    It was a huge mistake for her to write this.

    She might get claps on the back for it now, but when all is said and done and the U.S. moves on to newer, more exciting moral panics, the only thing anyone will ever remember about Kathy Lally is that she had fat ankles.

    Hillary Clinton is the original fat ankles: Cankles. I doubt anyone will remember Kathy Lally’s name, much less a humorous attribute…

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  98. Forbes says:
    @william munny
    Imagine if they heard how young men make fun of each other's bodies. Sometimes it even motivates them to lift weights or lose weight!

    That would require awareness…

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  99. Forbes says:
    @anonymous
    Then they came for the dead …

    A former model claims late “Partridge Family” star David Cassidy was a “first class creep” who groped her and tried to put his hand up her skirt when she was 19, according to a report.

    Samantha Fox claims Cassidy, who died earlier this month from liver failure, followed her into a public bathroom and got handsy in May 1985, she told The Daily Star.

    “When he grabbed me and pushed his tongue down my throat, I just kneed him in the b—s,” the model-turned singer said.

    Fox, 51, claims she’d originally agreed previously to appear topless in a music video at the actor’s bequest for his single “Romance,” but became disgusted when she realized he had an erection.
     
    Bad move. I think a romance-novelesque description of “my night of passion with David” would have sold more books.

    Samantha Fox got her start by taking her clothes off. From Wiki: In 1983, at age 16, she began appearing as a topless model on Page 3 of British tabloid newspaper The Sun, and continued as a Page 3 girl until 1986. During this time, she became the most popular pin-up girl of her era, as well as one of the most photographed British women of the 1980s.

    My recollection is that Fox did more than take her top off–but that was a long time ago.

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    She became a lesbian in her declining years, according to her publicist.
    , @Anonymous

    This article is about the English model and singer. For the American pornographic actress, see Samantha Fox (pornographic actress).
     
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  100. Forbes says:
    @Laugh Track
    It sounds like Kathy Lally should stand well clear of Jim Goad if she wants to avoid cruel and hurtful humor coming from another source. Or Gavin McInnes.

    The thing is, there is a tradition of this kind of "take no prisoners" humor: presuming that you aren't its target, it can be hilarious precisely because it violates all the rules of social restraint and PC values. Laughing at someone slipping on a banana peel is no doubt unkind, but it is practically hard-wired into our psyches to do so.

    It's probably been mentioned before, but I think a lot of this #MeToo-ism is an indirect way of expressing hate and frustration with Trump, with the side hope that if the momentum is sufficiently revved up, maybe he can be pushed out, too.

    I think a lot of this #MeToo-ism is an indirect way of expressing hate and frustration with Trump, with the side hope that if the momentum is sufficiently revved up, maybe he can be pushed out, too.

    Most assuredly so. Yet those engaged in this MeToo-ism don’t realize the ridiculousness of it all–that many of us are enjoying (and laughing at) the spectacle. That some Prog-Lefties are being taken down for boorish (and defenseless ) behavior is the deserved comeuppance for the defense of Bill Clinton, and the suggestion of offering fellatio for his services to womynkind…

    If it weren’t for double standards, they wouldn’t have any…

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  101. Forbes says:
    @Daniel Williams

    Bullying, treating women with contempt, freezing them out of the lunches and meetings that build networks and authority ...
     
    What is it with chicks? Do they think—honestly—that men don't do this sort of thing to each other? That business doesn't require this sort of behavior?

    A hundred guys work at Company X. One guy runs the place. What shenanigans got him there? Surely no one believes the answer is virtue or talent alone.

    Women are congenital gossips and insecure narcissists (for the most part). If you’re excluding them it’s because you’ve got something against them or you’re hiding something from them. Their suspicions are now confirmed by your behavior excluding them. Hell hath no fury as a woman scorned.

    A guy might react, “Thank god I didn’t get dragged to that meeting or luncheon, I’ve got better ways of wasting my time than sitting around BSing.”

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  102. Forbes says:
    @Tiny Duck
    Another example of how the world would be a better place without white males

    Men of Color don't do this crap

    Because the places on Earth without white males are, by any measure, the most advanced…

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  103. Forbes says:
    @Svigor

    For God’s sake, will this #metoo bullshit never end? How many more must we hear about?
     
    I like it. If communists were getting fragged, I'd want to hear regular updates on that, too.

    It'll be fun to watch Taibbi and Ames defend themselves. Will they double down on the eXile bad boy routine that got them into the mainstream? Or will they knuckle under to the SJWs, play it safe, and pray they get to keep their cushy corporate gigs?

    Or will they knuckle under to the SJWs, play it safe, and pray they get to keep their cushy corporate gigs?

    Yes.

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  104. Forbes says:
    @Tiny Duck
    Not the same thing

    The girls wanted it and the men were lashing out at a racist society

    The girls wanted it

    Victim blaming is not a good look.

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  105. MarkinLA says:
    @AndrewR
    One must have a boundless hatred of black people and/or a boundless love of cops in order to not feel a lot of sympathy for Dorner or at least realize that he wasn't really any worse than his former colleagues. It wasn't Dorner who shot up that pickup truck with the Vietnamese ladies. But in you we see the foolishness that endlessly derails the alt-right. Your autistic antipathy for blacks blinds you to the bigger picture.

    This is sarcasm right? If so you need to work on it a bit, it isn’t clear enough. Just being stupid doesn’t make good sarcasm.

    Dorner was the guy that murdered the daughter (Asian as well) of the captain that was defending him in his firing from the force. I think he also got her fiancé. Then he ended up with that shoot-out in the mountains.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Dorner_shootings_and_manhunt#Suspect

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  106. Thirdeye says:

    Fat ankles are a pretty good metaphor for the state of legacy media, the opposite of shoe-leather journalism. Just sit behind that computer, read the press releases and whatever else is generated by various PR machines, mix and match to add some claim of originality, and put your byline on it. And if you’re a woman, use that to add another measure of authority and insulate yourself from criticism.

    This hit piece by fatty Lally is such a blatant attempt to de-legitimize entrepeneurial journalism that it’s almost comical. Legacy media like the WaPo are imploding and they’re throwing everything but the kitchen sink against competition from alternative media. Claims of sexism are the weapon du jour, so why not go for it?

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  107. snorlax says:
    @J.Ross
    Taibbi wrote one of the best books on the 2008 debacle (Kleptocracy) and Ames wrote the only serious book on the mass shooting phenomenon (Going Postal). Ames was for many years the editor of the Exile, the best English-language newspaper about Russia (although it did have a nakedly supremacist streak and a good deal of the content was freakshow-watching, "look at those crazy goyim, ha ha they sure are poor"), there was still very good, unique journalism. The Exile was shuttered by Putin but Ames was still objective enough after that to point out that Putin was not the bad guy in the Georgian-Ossetian situation. Ames also vociferously defended LAPD burnout Dorner, who was criminally overreacting to very real problems in the department which the major media decided to ignore.
    Attacking these real journalists who stand above an ocean of glow-in-the-dark intel operatives and airheaded liars -- on the grounds that they sometimes chat like men -- is simple witch-hunting.

    although it did have a nakedly supremacist streak and a good deal of the content was freakshow-watching, “look at those crazy goyim, ha ha they sure are poor”

    Uh, it’s hard to come up with two names that sound, or two people who look, more goyish than “Matt Taibbi and Mark Ames.”

    Jew score: 0/4

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    First, in no way does Ames look goyish in the picture. He looks Jewish. Either your J-dar is non-existent or you are being misleading.

    Ames is Jewish and a Zionist. Those are facts. In fact, the Exiled (the Exile permutation after they left Russia) were pro-Israel. I've communicated with Ames directly over this, via the comments section of their website. Additionally, for all of their supposed far-left style political criticism, their complete lack of attention to Israel is deafening. Before the internet spread information, a primary means of limiting Israel criticism was simply to ignore its existence. That was the journalistic environment in which the Exile was incubated.

    The Exile is simply a communism-supporting publication that grew in notoriety by publishing degenerate nastiness combined with (true or false) gonzo journalism (if well written by Taibbi and Ames). The first Exile book begins with their account of the so called revolution that led to the transition.

    In Russia, the purpose of the Exile was to culturally and politically undermine those who came after the communist regime. They did so by supposedly outing every manner of Russian corruption that occurred in and after the transition chaos: outlining military and political strong arming while ignoring what came before the new government(s).

    The Exile book is fairly entertaining, especially if you read it with a grain of salt and less sensitivity to degeneracy. Though, I'm surprised the MSM hasn't published direct quotes from it or pointed out the fact that there is a picture of a woman in it, who is supposedly an admin in their office, with a bottle in her ass. The pic is full view. It's not in profile.

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  108. Dan3454 says:
    @snorlax

    although it did have a nakedly supremacist streak and a good deal of the content was freakshow-watching, “look at those crazy goyim, ha ha they sure are poor”
     
    Uh, it's hard to come up with two names that sound, or two people who look, more goyish than "Matt Taibbi and Mark Ames."

    https://photos.vanityfair.com/2015/01/30/54cbfc3c932c5f781b395b26_image.jpg

    Jew score: 0/4

    First, in no way does Ames look goyish in the picture. He looks Jewish. Either your J-dar is non-existent or you are being misleading.

    Ames is Jewish and a Zionist. Those are facts. In fact, the Exiled (the Exile permutation after they left Russia) were pro-Israel. I’ve communicated with Ames directly over this, via the comments section of their website. Additionally, for all of their supposed far-left style political criticism, their complete lack of attention to Israel is deafening. Before the internet spread information, a primary means of limiting Israel criticism was simply to ignore its existence. That was the journalistic environment in which the Exile was incubated.

    The Exile is simply a communism-supporting publication that grew in notoriety by publishing degenerate nastiness combined with (true or false) gonzo journalism (if well written by Taibbi and Ames). The first Exile book begins with their account of the so called revolution that led to the transition.

    In Russia, the purpose of the Exile was to culturally and politically undermine those who came after the communist regime. They did so by supposedly outing every manner of Russian corruption that occurred in and after the transition chaos: outlining military and political strong arming while ignoring what came before the new government(s).

    The Exile book is fairly entertaining, especially if you read it with a grain of salt and less sensitivity to degeneracy. Though, I’m surprised the MSM hasn’t published direct quotes from it or pointed out the fact that there is a picture of a woman in it, who is supposedly an admin in their office, with a bottle in her ass. The pic is full view. It’s not in profile.

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    Ames is Jewish and a Zionist. Those are facts. In fact, the Exiled (the Exile permutation after they left Russia) were pro-Israel. I’ve communicated with Ames directly over this, via the comments section of their website. Additionally, for all of their supposed far-left style political criticism, their complete lack of attention to Israel is deafening. Before the internet spread information, a primary means of limiting Israel criticism was simply to ignore its existence. That was the journalistic environment in which the Exile was incubated
     
    The exile had many faults, being pro-Israel was not one of them. After 9-11 when CNN showed Palestinians celebrating, the Exile tore into them for this, saying that it was irresponsible (ok, perhaps not a word that the Exile ever used, but that was the sense of it) and that you couldn't blame the Palestinians for acting this way. They also had a mock article describing the Israeli govt proposing moving the entire Palestinian population into a single flat on the West Bank, and irritating New York Jews, opposing this as the apartment was sacred to the memory of their Yiddish friends.

    They were offensive, but pretty evenhandedly offensive.

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  109. @Forbes
    Samantha Fox got her start by taking her clothes off. From Wiki: In 1983, at age 16, she began appearing as a topless model on Page 3 of British tabloid newspaper The Sun, and continued as a Page 3 girl until 1986. During this time, she became the most popular pin-up girl of her era, as well as one of the most photographed British women of the 1980s.

    My recollection is that Fox did more than take her top off--but that was a long time ago.

    She became a lesbian in her declining years, according to her publicist.

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  110. Men are damned if they include women because anything and everything they say and do is grounds for a harassment suit. Men are of course doubled damned if they don’t include women. If women aren’t well-represented in a particular field (such as engineering) it’s because of discrimination and harassment. If women ARE well-represented (e.g., the media) they still complain of discrimination and harassment. If a woman works as a topless model, it’s harassment if her employer gets an erection. Feminism is cancer. #GetOverItSnowflake

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  111. Anon • Disclaimer says:
    @Dumbo
    But if I well remember it, La Dolce Vita is really about the emptiness of such pursuit. While the expression entered the lexicon in its literal meaning, it had an ironical sense in the movie, and Mastroianni ends up looking more like a clown.

    But if I well remember it, La Dolce Vita is really about the emptiness of such pursuit.

    True, but art, esp cinema, say one thing but show something else.

    It’s like WALL STREET’s message is ‘greed is bad’, but it has swooning over how ‘greed is cool’.

    All gangster movies are supposedly about ‘crime doesn’t pay’, but the spectacle of ‘lion for a day than sheep for life’ sure is riveting.

    CROSS OF IRON is supposedly an anti-war movie, but as Stanley Kauffmann said, James Coburn looks ‘smashing’ in the role of Steiner.

    SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER is about the emptiness of hedonism and night-life, but I don’t think anyone went for the message.

    To be sure, the message is part of the appeal. We have contradictory natures. I had a cat that begged to be let out… but then it would beg to let back in and then beg to let out and then beg to let back in.

    In movies, we want see to see the thrill of immorality but also reminders that it’s no good.

    And even though I don’t approve of the guy’s behavior in LA DOLCE VITA, I like to watch him to play around and make a scene from place to place.

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  112. @J.Ross
    I see "the alt-right" still means "whatever I want it to mean at the moment."

    Aren’t Cernovich and Breitbart, mentioned in the article as critical of Taibbi, pretty uncontroversially part of the non-mainstream, non-establishment right, commonly abbreviated “alt-right”?

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    Yes and no.
    As more people accept both the term and what they are told to think it means, the term and its prepackaged appendages become "legitimate."
    But that's literally trickery. Part of how this works is we want you to start noticing how evil forces use language and how you can fight back or reject their trickery.
    The first time I head the term "intersectional" I immediately and involuntarily pointed out that it wasn't a word. The difference between a responsible and acceptable use and literal magick lies in using it like a pronoun intersecting with exactly what has to be clear in the first appearance or else it's gibberish sneaking through sloppy thinking. Demand clearer language.
    And Breitbart is what I would call "right," and Cernovich is a leftist or a centrist. Part of this alt-right stuff is pretending that Paul Ryan for example is some sort of right-wing guy.
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  113. jon says:

    That’s why I’m saying #MeToo.

    Never has the joke that #MeToo should be read as “pound me too” been more true.

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  114. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Forbes
    Samantha Fox got her start by taking her clothes off. From Wiki: In 1983, at age 16, she began appearing as a topless model on Page 3 of British tabloid newspaper The Sun, and continued as a Page 3 girl until 1986. During this time, she became the most popular pin-up girl of her era, as well as one of the most photographed British women of the 1980s.

    My recollection is that Fox did more than take her top off--but that was a long time ago.

    This article is about the English model and singer. For the American pornographic actress, see Samantha Fox (pornographic actress).

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    The wiki quote I used is for the English model and singer--the one who claims Cassidy groped her. Perhaps she was only a topless model, and nothing more. As regards the porno actress, IDK.
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  115. AKAHorace says:
    @Dan3454
    First, in no way does Ames look goyish in the picture. He looks Jewish. Either your J-dar is non-existent or you are being misleading.

    Ames is Jewish and a Zionist. Those are facts. In fact, the Exiled (the Exile permutation after they left Russia) were pro-Israel. I've communicated with Ames directly over this, via the comments section of their website. Additionally, for all of their supposed far-left style political criticism, their complete lack of attention to Israel is deafening. Before the internet spread information, a primary means of limiting Israel criticism was simply to ignore its existence. That was the journalistic environment in which the Exile was incubated.

    The Exile is simply a communism-supporting publication that grew in notoriety by publishing degenerate nastiness combined with (true or false) gonzo journalism (if well written by Taibbi and Ames). The first Exile book begins with their account of the so called revolution that led to the transition.

    In Russia, the purpose of the Exile was to culturally and politically undermine those who came after the communist regime. They did so by supposedly outing every manner of Russian corruption that occurred in and after the transition chaos: outlining military and political strong arming while ignoring what came before the new government(s).

    The Exile book is fairly entertaining, especially if you read it with a grain of salt and less sensitivity to degeneracy. Though, I'm surprised the MSM hasn't published direct quotes from it or pointed out the fact that there is a picture of a woman in it, who is supposedly an admin in their office, with a bottle in her ass. The pic is full view. It's not in profile.

    Ames is Jewish and a Zionist. Those are facts. In fact, the Exiled (the Exile permutation after they left Russia) were pro-Israel. I’ve communicated with Ames directly over this, via the comments section of their website. Additionally, for all of their supposed far-left style political criticism, their complete lack of attention to Israel is deafening. Before the internet spread information, a primary means of limiting Israel criticism was simply to ignore its existence. That was the journalistic environment in which the Exile was incubated

    The exile had many faults, being pro-Israel was not one of them. After 9-11 when CNN showed Palestinians celebrating, the Exile tore into them for this, saying that it was irresponsible (ok, perhaps not a word that the Exile ever used, but that was the sense of it) and that you couldn’t blame the Palestinians for acting this way. They also had a mock article describing the Israeli govt proposing moving the entire Palestinian population into a single flat on the West Bank, and irritating New York Jews, opposing this as the apartment was sacred to the memory of their Yiddish friends.

    They were offensive, but pretty evenhandedly offensive.

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  116. MarcB. says:

    Matt Taibi was a decent writer back in the early 2000′s. He published the Buffalo Beast, a misanthropic city weekly put out after returning from Russia. It was more in the vein of the raucous 1990′s zine Answer Me! and 1970′s National Lampoon than the drearily sanctimonious and uptight circa 2010′s Rolling Stone/Politco/Slate.

    Like many Gen X leftists he isn’t fond of globalization or PC thought policing but goes along to get along. Ames writing came off as if he is trying too hard to be a gonzo journo and collapsed under it’s own weight.

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    Matt Taibi was a decent writer back in the early 2000′s.

    Did he continue to attack the financial elites after they put Obama in power? My overall impression, which may not be correct as I didn't pay close attention to him, was that he was less interested in their misdeeds once a Democrat was back in the White House.
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  117. nebulafox says:
    @Tiny Duck
    Not the same thing

    The girls wanted it and the men were lashing out at a racist society

    Now, Teeny Dick, don’t be such a sexist because you find women naturally repulsive compared to plowing Leonard Pitts’ pucker. Tolerance is a two way road.

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  118. Didn’t Jim Goad or one of the other boys at Takimag already nail Mark Ames to wall for publicly bragging about having crossed national borders to engage in statutory rape, which happens to be a federal crime, which caused Ames to scrub his archives and begin issuing his bogus pro forma we-just-made-all-that-stuff-up-in-the-’90s denials and (temporarily) STFU?

    I realize that sexing underage girls and breaking federal law count as nothing next to referring to respected journalist Kathy Lally as “matronly”, but couldn’t the #MeToo-ers at least have acknowledged that Mark Ames should already have been a criminal sex-pest persona non grata, even if they won’t acknowledge who did the heavy lifting?

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  119. Svigor says:

    A lot of the War Nerd’s shtick was poking fun at red state flyover rubes who unquestioningly supported GWB’s silly military forays in the Middle East at the behest of Israel. I always looked forward to the War Nerd’s weekly columns at a time when I intellectually came of age and became “red pilled” on international affairs.

    But not, as far as I can recall, to the point of actually, you know, criticizing Israel.

    Ames is Jewish and a Zionist. Those are facts. In fact, the Exiled (the Exile permutation after they left Russia) were pro-Israel. I’ve communicated with Ames directly over this, via the comments section of their website. Additionally, for all of their supposed far-left style political criticism, their complete lack of attention to Israel is deafening. Before the internet spread information, a primary means of limiting Israel criticism was simply to ignore its existence. That was the journalistic environment in which the Exile was incubated.

    I also seem to recall the only mentions made of the fact that 7 of the 8 OG “Russian” oligarchs were Jewish being defensive ones. Actually, I think it was more like “one.”

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  120. w00fers says:
    @Steve-O
    The War Nerd was written by John Dolan, who’s one of those Irish-Americans who wallows in victimhood at the hands of Britannia’s Huns even though he grew up in California.

    He’s not wrong about the British being monsters, or that it’s really stupid everyone forgot about what they did circa 1960 (not least the Brits themselves).

    I don’t think Dolan was in on the whole Russkie rape-orgy that Taibbi and Ames had going on. Man’s a poet for crying out loud. Also he wrote a bunch of good stuff on how Israel got its ass kicked by Hezbollah.

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  121. Forbes says:
    @Anonymous

    This article is about the English model and singer. For the American pornographic actress, see Samantha Fox (pornographic actress).
     

    The wiki quote I used is for the English model and singer–the one who claims Cassidy groped her. Perhaps she was only a topless model, and nothing more. As regards the porno actress, IDK.

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  122. Matra says:
    @MarcB.
    Matt Taibi was a decent writer back in the early 2000's. He published the Buffalo Beast, a misanthropic city weekly put out after returning from Russia. It was more in the vein of the raucous 1990's zine Answer Me! and 1970's National Lampoon than the drearily sanctimonious and uptight circa 2010's Rolling Stone/Politco/Slate.

    Like many Gen X leftists he isn't fond of globalization or PC thought policing but goes along to get along. Ames writing came off as if he is trying too hard to be a gonzo journo and collapsed under it's own weight.

    Matt Taibi was a decent writer back in the early 2000′s.

    Did he continue to attack the financial elites after they put Obama in power? My overall impression, which may not be correct as I didn’t pay close attention to him, was that he was less interested in their misdeeds once a Democrat was back in the White House.

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    @European-American
    Aren’t Cernovich and Breitbart, mentioned in the article as critical of Taibbi, pretty uncontroversially part of the non-mainstream, non-establishment right, commonly abbreviated “alt-right”?

    Yes and no.
    As more people accept both the term and what they are told to think it means, the term and its prepackaged appendages become “legitimate.”
    But that’s literally trickery. Part of how this works is we want you to start noticing how evil forces use language and how you can fight back or reject their trickery.
    The first time I head the term “intersectional” I immediately and involuntarily pointed out that it wasn’t a word. The difference between a responsible and acceptable use and literal magick lies in using it like a pronoun intersecting with exactly what has to be clear in the first appearance or else it’s gibberish sneaking through sloppy thinking. Demand clearer language.
    And Breitbart is what I would call “right,” and Cernovich is a leftist or a centrist. Part of this alt-right stuff is pretending that Paul Ryan for example is some sort of right-wing guy.

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    Ok, but if you say Paul Ryan is not on the right, then I feel you are redefining everything to match your principles rather than standard parlance. To me Ryan is some kind of pro-business and laissez-faire Republican, considered by everyone to be on the economic and moral right. Alt-right is useful to mean some kind of radically different and rebellious right. If you say Breitbart is just right, and Ryan center or left or whatever, then you are making some kind of perhaps insightful point, but at the cost of not using standard terms that most people understand.
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  124. Brutusale says:
    @Anon
    My shameful Facebook habit has provided insights into the female mind.

    Women will post those sappy graphics of a sunset or whatever, with sage words like, “True beauty is on the inside. LIKE if you agree,”

    Then the next day, a head shot of someone’s teenage daughter will evoke a long string of “Beautiful” and “Stunning” from those very same women.

    Facebook today is what email was 20+ years ago when every hausfrau got her first email address: unicorns, rainbows and inspirational messages.

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  125. Brutusale says:
    @Cromwellforever
    Even when he calls grunts dumb poor bastards it's obviously with respect, which he distributes pretty fairly no matter the place they come from. His mocking is primarily focused at chickenhawk talking heads, vain and destructive officers and high command, and various politicians, lobbyists, and other parasites. Meanwhile he's always been open about being an armchair general, whether under pseudonym or real name, with plenty of self depreciation. All your quips about him not being able to make it through basic he's done himself, and better than you.

    Yeah, he's a gen x leftist, but he's also a hella lot more honest, even handed, aware, accurate, and smart than any other living war writer I can think of

    “No dumb bastard ever won a war by going out and dying for his country. He won it by making some other dumb bastard die for his country.”–Gen. George S. Patton

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  126. @J.Ross
    Yes and no.
    As more people accept both the term and what they are told to think it means, the term and its prepackaged appendages become "legitimate."
    But that's literally trickery. Part of how this works is we want you to start noticing how evil forces use language and how you can fight back or reject their trickery.
    The first time I head the term "intersectional" I immediately and involuntarily pointed out that it wasn't a word. The difference between a responsible and acceptable use and literal magick lies in using it like a pronoun intersecting with exactly what has to be clear in the first appearance or else it's gibberish sneaking through sloppy thinking. Demand clearer language.
    And Breitbart is what I would call "right," and Cernovich is a leftist or a centrist. Part of this alt-right stuff is pretending that Paul Ryan for example is some sort of right-wing guy.

    Ok, but if you say Paul Ryan is not on the right, then I feel you are redefining everything to match your principles rather than standard parlance. To me Ryan is some kind of pro-business and laissez-faire Republican, considered by everyone to be on the economic and moral right. Alt-right is useful to mean some kind of radically different and rebellious right. If you say Breitbart is just right, and Ryan center or left or whatever, then you are making some kind of perhaps insightful point, but at the cost of not using standard terms that most people understand.

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