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Male respectable media establishment figures are using the Kavanaugh Kase to re-litigate the crucial national question of who deserved to have gotten the blonde girlfriends back in high school.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlcQ_5eAzYA

(Rodney Dangerfield’s “Back to School” is pretty funny when Rodney’s onscreen, but how’d they come up with casting the little forgotten dweeby guy as Rodney’s son, when they had Robert Downey Jr. as the son’s friend? How many younger actors have had their careers wrecked by getting a big role but then having somebody better than you cast in a supporting role?)

But one new show battles desperately to bridge the national chasm left by 1980s teen movies:

 
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  1. Rodney was Jewish and the dweeb looked Jewish, Downey Jr not so much. Not going to bother to look up if the dweeb is really Jewish or not.

    • Replies: @MikeatMikedotMike
    Yeah, but Downey liked to do cocaine with Rodney, and the rest they say, is history.
    , @Paul Jolliffe
    Keith Gordon.

    #1 on Cinematical Seven: Most Convincing Nerds (and deservedly so.)

    https://www.imdb.com/news/ni4645885
  2. • Replies: @J.Ross
    This is a frightening connection to gamergate, to the Abramsification of Star Wars, to fanboyism: of course people who want to deny reality and overwrite natural laws view movies as relevant and cite them as "evidence." It's not just a convenient illustration. For these people, politically correct didactic fictional narratives are a new Bible or Aesop. They invoke plot cliches as parables, not in the sense of literally believing in them, but in the sense of expecting that every grindhouse pulp assembly line product adheres to some strict artistic truth. These people, who talk about critical theory and deconstruction and narratives, are the worst offenders of uncritical acceptance.
  3. I’d forgotten that William Zabka (Johnny Lawrence from The Karate Kid – another movie about who gets the blonde girlfriend in high school) was in Back To School. He’s great in Cobra Kai.

    • Replies: @syonredux

    I’d forgotten that William Zabka (Johnny Lawrence from The Karate Kid – another movie about who gets the blonde girlfriend in high school) was in Back To School. He’s great in Cobra Kai.
     
    Yeah. Cobra Kai is surprisingly good. I actually watched the whole thing in a couple of days.
    , @It's All Ball Bearings
    Zabka also was the baddy in the underrated "Just One of the Guys" He played those parts well.
  4. pretty much James Spader’s character in Pretty in Pink

    Spader’s Twitter page pulls no punches:

    • Replies: @donut
    I'm not familiar with Twitter , How do you know that that is Spader's Twitter account ?
  5. Not sure what you’re talking about, respectable male establishment figures. I guess you’re thinking about the thus far unlitigated male establishment figures.

    It’s just a matter of time:

    “Flake was unequivocal that the delay, to allow additional investigation by the FBI, be limited to no longer than one week, meaning a final vote by next Friday. He also insisted the investigation be “limited in scope.””

    Sure, just like that investigation into how Putin helped Trump get elected.

  6. Hey, Cobra Kai’s a great show. Best one I’ve seen in ages. Red pills all over the place.

  7. I look forward to the glorious future where past social media posts are filtered through so that future candidates are proved to be gang rapists via fart jokes and Google Maps GPS. The only people who will have unblemished reputations will be those who are on the side of Orwellian big tech. Even then they will have a sword of Damocles over their heads. “Credibility” will be a currency.

  8. Mr. Axis of Evil has weighed in and he is angry as all heck that Kavanaugh may have had a beer before turning 18. Apparently cosmopolitan Jewish Canadian boys who were the sons of Toronto media magnets did not so imbibe, lest they consort with that awful Irish Catholic rabble. Bit odd though; both served in the Bush Jr. White House, yet Frum savages his former colleague. Some rumblings Bush Jr. even reached out to Flake yesterday.Once again, the “cosmopolitans” do not like the great unwashed getting top jobs.

    https://www.facebook.com/davidjfrum/?__tn__=%2Cd%2CP-R&eid=ARCUDXYwT4STifIKXLD8MUDA1eo5_IS9e25HBkWQC9cpEfcVzELSObL98pmhndk9r314EEmN4M-VJDDg

    • Replies: @Dan Hayes
    Bugg:

    I only recently remembered that David Frum was responsible for my cancelling subscriptions to both the National Review and the American Spectator.

    The former cancellation for his vicious "Unpatriotic American Conservatives" hit piece. (Of course all these "unpatriots" proved completely prescient regarding the Iraq Wars.) The latter cancellation for his incipient neoconservative hit piece on Pat Buchanan.

    , @CrunchybutRealistCon
    The Left & the Swamp have really lost all creativity over the past week. Everything they do was recommended or alluded to by the Frankfurt School scribblings or Alinsky's guidebook.
    Unless the GOP wakes up to the existential nature of our battle, we are in deep trouble.
    Nothing matters to the Left but Power. They'll simply lie every which way to get power.
    , @Anonymous
    Slight correction: Frum's mother Barbara was not a media magnate. She was an very well-respected TV journalist who I'm sure was well-compensated, but as far as I know, she never owned any media outlets. David's great wealth comes from his late father Murray's property development success.
    , @F0337

    Apparently cosmopolitan Jewish Canadian boys who were the sons of Toronto media magnates did not so imbibe, lest they consort with that awful Irish Catholic rabble.
     
    Whatever their other failings, Jewish people are notorious for not drinking to excess, so it makes sense that (not) drinking is going to be a primary measure of worth going forward.
    , @Hippopotamusdrome


    Frum

    To be frum (Yiddish: פֿרום‎; also transliterated frim; meaning "devout" or "pious") is to be committed to the observance of Jewish religious law in a way that often exceeds the bare requirements of halakha, the collective body of Jewish religious laws.

     



    Frummer can also have a negative connotation, similar to Chasid Shoteh ("pious idiot"), which is how the Talmud (Sotah 21B) describes a man who sees a woman drowning, but refuses to save her, and says, "It is not proper to look at her, and rescue her." A frummer in that sense is a person displaying a disproportionate emphasis on technical aspects of religion, at the expense of worldly or practical concerns.

     

    , @ben tillman

    Mr. Axis of Evil has weighed in and he is angry as all heck that Kavanaugh may have had a beer before turning 18. Apparently cosmopolitan Jewish Canadian boys who were the sons of Toronto media magnets did not so imbibe, lest they consort with that awful Irish Catholic rabble.
     
    Apparently, Frum's the only Jew in the world who has never been to a bar mitzvah. I did plenty of underage drinking, but the first time was at a bar mitzvah when I was 12.
  9. That movie was a good look at RDJ before he learned to mask the gayness.

  10. OT is bad news being quietly released today because a) it’s Friday and b) all the Kavanaugh noise will cover it?
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6219697/Facebook-reveals-security-incident-affecting-50-mln-users.html

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2018/09/28/facebook-security-flaw-exposed-50-million-accounts-hackers/

    https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/science-technology/1024296/Facebook-security-breach-has-account-been-hacked-data-compromised

    Also the Dutch police just stung some would-be terrorists hoping to build a car bomb, who fled into Denmark, hence the police situation there. The terrorists are still at large.

    • Replies: @bro3886
    A Muslim was arrested with two bombs in his car in California a few days ago. Don't know if it was terrorism related. The case has gotten very little media attention.
  11. Good God.

    Mentally healthy people do not go through their lives obsessed with what happened in high school. Holy shit, we really do have the worst elites we’ve ever had. The absolute worst. I cannot even wrap my head around a person so screwed up that they still mentally inhabit high school, and yet these same people are my lords and masters.

    I think what Z Man wrote on his site the other day is correct. There have to be — have to be — guys in the military right now watching all this and thinking, “why am I taking orders from these incompetent baboons? Put me and my guys in charge for a month and we could clean up everything.”

    My Dad was a career military man, and towards the end of his life, he was given to worrying/speculating about the possibility of a military coup. I used to think he was full of it, but now I’m not so sure. He still kept in touch with a lot of his old buddies from his service days — most were still in military-adjacent careers, and a few were still in uniform. Maybe he was hearing things from them he didn’t share with me.

    After this week, I’d say that whatever the chances of an American military coup were before, they just doubled or tripled.

    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen

    I think what Z Man wrote on his site the other day is correct. There have to be — have to be — guys in the military right now watching all this and thinking, “why am I taking orders from these incompetent baboons? Put me and my guys in charge for a month and we could clean up everything.”
     
    We spend more on our military than China and Russia do combined and we’ve been fought to a standstill by goatherds in Afghanistan for 17 years. I think the management of Chick-fil-A would do a better job of running the country.
    , @Song For the Deaf

    I cannot even wrap my head around a person so screwed up that they still mentally inhabit high school, and yet these same people are my lords and masters.
     
    This is what happens when (((people))) with an endless victim complex set the tone for a nation’s elite.
    , @Anonymous
    Good point in gerneral, but is Tim Wise really part of the elite? He's just a blogger.
    , @bro3886
    Far more likely that the military will haul your ass into a concentration camp for wrong think.
  12. @gp100
    Steve-
    they really are blaming 80's movies.

    https://www.vox.com/culture/2018/9/27/17906644/sixteen-candles-rape-culture-1980s-brett-kavanaugh

    This is a frightening connection to gamergate, to the Abramsification of Star Wars, to fanboyism: of course people who want to deny reality and overwrite natural laws view movies as relevant and cite them as “evidence.” It’s not just a convenient illustration. For these people, politically correct didactic fictional narratives are a new Bible or Aesop. They invoke plot cliches as parables, not in the sense of literally believing in them, but in the sense of expecting that every grindhouse pulp assembly line product adheres to some strict artistic truth. These people, who talk about critical theory and deconstruction and narratives, are the worst offenders of uncritical acceptance.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational, Cato
    • Replies: @Forbes
    You're describing people so divorced from reality they can't discern they're lost in fantasy. It's a form of cognitive dissonance--a cognitive displacement--that campus snowflakes and their safe spaces prefer. Don't interrupt their fantasy of happiness with the harsh, cruel world of reality.
  13. Brett Kavanaugh and all his dude bro friends in HS: we’re pretty much James Spader’s character in Pretty in Pink. Just awful people, uniformly.

    With the added colon (:) after HS, the sentence above makes a lot more sense. Great of you to admit that, Tim!

  14. Lol, so what are the odds now of Kavanaugh being confirmed? Will the weaponized FBI ever actually finish this investigation?

    • Replies: @Patrick in SC
    I don't know, but this is not good.

    Prediction: Now that it's safe to crawl out of the dungheap (no fear of testifying under oath), expect 2 or 3 more "victims" and/or corroborating witnesses to surface. Expect one of them to be an ethnic exotic, probably almost 100% white but with a "z" at the end of her name. Now, with so many potential leads to track down, the FBI cannot possibly complete a thorough investigation in just a week! These "witnesses" will be even crazier than the current crop and there won't be an ounce of truth to what they have to say, but that will be of no importance.

    Just watch.
    , @Desiderius
    Depends if he's still the GOPe's choice or if they'll try to pin him on Trump.

    Judge's girlfriend is the wildcard.
  15. @Mr. Blank
    Good God.

    Mentally healthy people do not go through their lives obsessed with what happened in high school. Holy shit, we really do have the worst elites we've ever had. The absolute worst. I cannot even wrap my head around a person so screwed up that they still mentally inhabit high school, and yet these same people are my lords and masters.

    I think what Z Man wrote on his site the other day is correct. There have to be -- have to be -- guys in the military right now watching all this and thinking, "why am I taking orders from these incompetent baboons? Put me and my guys in charge for a month and we could clean up everything."

    My Dad was a career military man, and towards the end of his life, he was given to worrying/speculating about the possibility of a military coup. I used to think he was full of it, but now I'm not so sure. He still kept in touch with a lot of his old buddies from his service days -- most were still in military-adjacent careers, and a few were still in uniform. Maybe he was hearing things from them he didn't share with me.

    After this week, I'd say that whatever the chances of an American military coup were before, they just doubled or tripled.

    I think what Z Man wrote on his site the other day is correct. There have to be — have to be — guys in the military right now watching all this and thinking, “why am I taking orders from these incompetent baboons? Put me and my guys in charge for a month and we could clean up everything.”

    We spend more on our military than China and Russia do combined and we’ve been fought to a standstill by goatherds in Afghanistan for 17 years. I think the management of Chick-fil-A would do a better job of running the country.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
    We get far less per military dollar than the Chinese and Russians do.

    I know, I'm on the inside.

    The sloth, waste, and markups are incredible.
    , @Charles Erwin Wilson II

    We spend more on our military than China and Russia do combined and we’ve been fought to a standstill by goatherds in Afghanistan for 17 years. I think the management of Chick-fil-A would do a better job of running the country.
     
    Dave, there was a time when your wit could have been taken on the road, and earned you a tidy sum for your humorous, incisive comments. That time has passed, but my laughter on this one could not have been any greater had we been transported back to those less insane days.

    Yep, you bastard. I spewed my beer. And not just because I had a chick-fill-A sandwich today. ;-)
    , @Anonym
    We spend more on our military than China and Russia do combined and we’ve been fought to a standstill by goatherds in Afghanistan for 17 years. I think the management of Chick-fil-A would do a better job of running the country.

    That's crazy enough that it just might work!
    , @Forbes
    Chick-fil-A has the benefit of the profit motive--and likely, a pride of accomplishment, i.e. a job well done in the form of customer satisfaction (with feedback 6-days a week).

    Our defense budget is simply another form of industrial policy and social welfare spending as a jobs program.

    Different agendas, different outcomes.
  16. @Jenner Ickham Errican

    pretty much James Spader’s character in Pretty in Pink
     
    Spader’s Twitter page pulls no punches:

    https://twitter.com/SpectatorTM

    I’m not familiar with Twitter , How do you know that that is Spader’s Twitter account ?

    • Replies: @Anon
    Too early to declare this as comment of the year ?
    , @donut
    I know of Twitter and facebbook , I just don't know how they work arschloch .
  17. @Bugg
    Mr. Axis of Evil has weighed in and he is angry as all heck that Kavanaugh may have had a beer before turning 18. Apparently cosmopolitan Jewish Canadian boys who were the sons of Toronto media magnets did not so imbibe, lest they consort with that awful Irish Catholic rabble. Bit odd though; both served in the Bush Jr. White House, yet Frum savages his former colleague. Some rumblings Bush Jr. even reached out to Flake yesterday.Once again, the "cosmopolitans" do not like the great unwashed getting top jobs.

    https://www.facebook.com/davidjfrum/?__tn__=%2Cd%2CP-R&eid=ARCUDXYwT4STifIKXLD8MUDA1eo5_IS9e25HBkWQC9cpEfcVzELSObL98pmhndk9r314EEmN4M-VJDDg

    Bugg:

    I only recently remembered that David Frum was responsible for my cancelling subscriptions to both the National Review and the American Spectator.

    The former cancellation for his vicious “Unpatriotic American Conservatives” hit piece. (Of course all these “unpatriots” proved completely prescient regarding the Iraq Wars.) The latter cancellation for his incipient neoconservative hit piece on Pat Buchanan.

  18. @donut
    I'm not familiar with Twitter , How do you know that that is Spader's Twitter account ?

    Too early to declare this as comment of the year ?

  19. These accusations are even more ridiculous if you actually read Mark Judge’s memoir about their high school life. These actually were normal, somewhat sexually conservative Catholic high school kids — not at all the insufferable entitled rich kids out of some movie. Seriously, read the memoir. The parts about high school go quickly. It will make the media seem even more insane (and you didn’t think that would be possible).

    You can read some excerpts: https://old.reddit.com/r/slatestarcodex/comments/9ifbj3/culture_war_roundup_for_the_week_of_september_24/

  20. @UrbaneFrancoOntarian
    Lol, so what are the odds now of Kavanaugh being confirmed? Will the weaponized FBI ever actually finish this investigation?

    I don’t know, but this is not good.

    Prediction: Now that it’s safe to crawl out of the dungheap (no fear of testifying under oath), expect 2 or 3 more “victims” and/or corroborating witnesses to surface. Expect one of them to be an ethnic exotic, probably almost 100% white but with a “z” at the end of her name. Now, with so many potential leads to track down, the FBI cannot possibly complete a thorough investigation in just a week! These “witnesses” will be even crazier than the current crop and there won’t be an ounce of truth to what they have to say, but that will be of no importance.

    Just watch.

    • Replies: @CAL2
    Actually, just speaking to the FBI puts you in legal jeopardy if they determine you were lying to them. Ford, under guidance from her attorneys, is not going to offer anything new under questioning. She's already modified her story on the number of the people in the room three times. Any new accuser is going to be playing with fire. This is all an attempt to delay, nothing more.
    , @Forbes
    It does sound like a media circus. But so far, there don't appear to be any actual witnesses or evidence.

    Allegations yes, but absent any evidence.

    The whole enterprise is a political set-up from the start. The fact that anyone takes this joke seriously is a testament to their abject unseriousness.
  21. Anon[927] • Disclaimer says:

    “After this week, I’d say that whatever the chances of an American military coup were before, they just doubled or tripled.”

    God, I hope so. Leftists are dangerous and have to be removed from power, permanently. If it were left up to them, they’d racially suppress the most valuable members of society (white males) while rescinding all of our freedoms, destroying the country in the process like ancient Rome. What Mao did in China could conceivably be repeated here at some point in the near future; it was already going that way with conservatives being fired from their jobs and being deplatformed; James Damore from Google for wrongthink and a former board member of Mozilla had to resign due to his political contributions. What kind of democracy is that? I feel that we are getting closer and closer to something bad happening. We can’t let that happen, though. No matter what, we can’t let what happened in Zimbabwe, and one day in South Africa, happen to the country we founded. Democracy depends upon participants being willing to accept a social contract of behavior. Leftists have rejected that contract, so we are within our rights to defend ourselves from them. They’ve rejected that because they’ve been empowered by immigration. Increasingly, they are able to get away with whatever bad behavior they wish.

    The downside here is that Trump isn’t the guy we need. But Trump need not be made king for things to change and get better. There are other ways.

    Probably the best thing that could happen now is the veterans seizing control like they did in the movie/book Starship Troopers. Despite Verhoeven’s obvious attempt at satire, I’m increasingly wondering if that type of government wouldn’t be superior to what we have now. Let’s examine realistically.

    1. From the opening sequences: “Something given has no value.”

    Exactly. By limiting voting rights to those who served in the military in some capacity, we self-select for people who have a stake in how things are run. This group, therefore, exercises political authority on behalf of their interests, which coincides with the interests of the state and the people, not left-wing social climbing psychopaths.

    In fact, this is how things used to be in the United States. The country at its founding limited voting rights to white male land owners, people who both had a stake in the system and who were worthy to exercise political authority – land owning being a sort of competence test. If, however, we started America over again in the current social climate, not only would we never have reached our current station in the world, but we’d probably never even have fought the revolution to begin with because we would have been out voted at the ballot box. Something like this happens in Israel, although it’s compulsory while I am merely proposing a voluntary arrangement. That’s why they are able to defend themselves.

    From time to time, I’ve seen a few conservatives make the argument that monarchy is better than democracy because the king supposedly has a stake in how his country is run: he wants to leave a kingdom to his children. I disagree. I think the movie/book provides a better system for governance: the best, most conservative men sign up to serve in the military and the vote is limited to them. They have a stake in the country as a monarch would have but a limited democracy of that sort would be more efficient than a monarch because we could remove bad leaders. Otherwise, we’d be stuck with a bad king for life; a government of this sort should be somewhat more resistant to the incompetence of bad monarchs who can’t be removed from power. See Saudi Arabia as an example.

    2. Distinguishing between civilians and citizens self-selects for conservative men. That eliminates feminists and liberals from exercising power. In that society, political correctness of the current variety is eliminated. No more feminist perverts taking pics of men’s crotches and calling it “manspreading,” no more anti-white racism masquerading as political correctness, no more SJWs in movies or video games or media, no more witch hunts, no more Sabrina Rubin Erdelys in power anywhere.

    3. “Violence is the supreme authority from which all other authorities are derived.” A simple acknowledgement of fact that would remove a lot of the utopianism of the current age (i.e. making the world safe for democracy and transforming Iraq into Ireland).

    4. This type of government, under the correct strictures such as a constitution and term limits, has legitimacy as what really legitimizes a government is the ability to change it based on its performance, not who votes or under what circumstances. People in this government would indeed vote, it’s just that voting would be limited to the worthy – those who have proved themselves.

    5. This government would have the spine to enact wise policies not currently possible in the current divisive age. It could solve our birthrate problem by enacting policies to encourage valuable members of society to reproduce, something impossible nowadays because feminists and leftists have power. It could solve our environmental problems in a way that is both conducive to business interests and the national interest. It could also solve our demographic problems just as Israel does. This explains China’s remarkable success as they are able to enact many of the same policies without input from leftists. Israel also has a society somewhat similar to what I’m proposing.

    6. This government would have legitimacy because anyone could theoretically join and prove themselves worthy and vote. Those who don’t vote shouldn’t because they didn’t have what it takes.

    7. This type of government could eliminate modern political divisiveness by removing political parties. Since the voting pool is limited in size and limited to worthy individuals, it stands to reason that political parties could be more reasonably abolished and personal attacks on fellow candidates eliminated.

    8. We could start it off by letting all registered republicans and likely conservatives + active military and veterans vote. We could then restrict voting rights for new citizens to those who completed a two year tour of service (something that is mandatory in Israel).

    9. This type of government wins the culture wars by shifting society rightward by institutional bias. No more pleading with the powers that be for fairness. In this system, we are the power.

    10. This type of government would have campaign finance reform introduced by institutional bias. With a smaller, patriotic voting pool, money becomes less important in elections. Therefore, the oligarchs lose all their power over time as elections can no longer be bought. No more control of our government by big corporations and special interest groups.

    11. The public has immense respect for the military, so a transition to this kind of government would be somewhat easier to accomplish than transitioning other forms, like partitioning (something we still need to be considering if things go badly over the next few years).

    There are some risks here, such as runaway military spending. However, we already have that, so I don’t seen how things could be much worse. Besides, white male patriots are pretty ethical and competent compared to other groups. If there is any group that could run the country well, it is them.

    • Replies: @Marty T
    Sounds good but how do we start?
  22. @Dave Pinsen
    I’d forgotten that William Zabka (Johnny Lawrence from The Karate Kid - another movie about who gets the blonde girlfriend in high school) was in Back To School. He’s great in Cobra Kai.

    https://youtu.be/_rB36UGoP4Y

    I’d forgotten that William Zabka (Johnny Lawrence from The Karate Kid – another movie about who gets the blonde girlfriend in high school) was in Back To School. He’s great in Cobra Kai.

    Yeah. Cobra Kai is surprisingly good. I actually watched the whole thing in a couple of days.

    • Replies: @Twinkie
    Zabka is a conservative.

    My wife got me a t-shirt a while back - it has Martin Kove (Sensei John Kreese of Kobra Kai) on it with the words “Sweep the leg”: https://www.80stees.com/products/karate-kid-sweep-the-leg-cobra-kai-t-shirt

    I always found Daniel’s character to be an annoying, whiny bitch. I only saw one episode of “Kobra Kai” and thought it was perfect that he grew up to be a douche-y owner of a car dealership, one of the most unethical, customer-fleecing businesses in America.
  23. I happened to stumble upon Tim Wise’s house online when it was for sale a few years ago, and it looked like a Pottery Barn catalog … except for one prominently displayed black-related (maybe black power) poster, which caught my eye. The poster didn’t match the rest of the house, which was otherwise ridiculously very “white.”

  24. The Karate Kid: Daniel is the REAL Bully

  25. Anon[927] • Disclaimer says:

    “We spend more on our military than China and Russia do combined and we’ve been fought to a standstill by goatherds in Afghanistan for 17 years. I think the management of Chick-fil-A would do a better job of running the country.”

    The military does what it’s told to by the incompetent civilian leadership. Check out policy speeches on YouTube by former military guys like Lawrence Wilkerson. The senior leadership isn’t as stupid as you might think.

    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
    Partly true, but the military has done its own share of stupid things. For example, at the end of the Gulf War, the armistice terms were delegated to General Schwarzkopf. He let the Iraqis continue to fly military aircraft, which they used to crush the anti-Saddam revolt (we belatedly enacted a no fly zone, after the resistance had been crushed).

    In Iraq round 2, the military’s strategy was stupid, and exacerbated the later insurgency. Instead of racing to Baghdad, they should have bypassed it and reduced Saddam’s hometown of Tikrit first, mopping up Ba’athists who would lead the insurgency. They should have also taken the time to destroy ammo dumps instead of letting all those cannon shells get turned into IEDs.

    Disbanding the Iraqi army was retarded too, though that might have been on Bremer. They should have offered them a 100% raise and housed them in garrisons in the middle of nowhere to prevent them from joining the insurgency.
  26. How many younger actors have had their careers wrecked by getting a big role but then having somebody better than you cast in a supporting role?)

    Anna Chlumsky comes to mind.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    Nobody overshadowed Chlumsky in that movie. I don't know what happened to her after that, but if all her movies were like that one she'd have been a star.
  27. One thing that’s become obvious from all of this is that we’re surrounded by people who hate whites. Maybe some people will wake up to the fact that we should at least stop letting in any more of them.

    • Replies: @Lowe
    Nobody hates whites like other whites do. It isn't even a contest. The non-whites just want the free stuff getting handed out while the fighting goes on.
  28. There’s definitely 80s revenge fantasy going on.

    An old friend, a woman, has a blog. She has a piece up, and yup, called Butn It All Down. It’s a thing. Claiming she knew Kavanaugh types. Frat boys. Privileged. Parties with old black men tending the bar. Grain alcohol punch. Sorority sisters saying they would never room with a black girl. Or if they let in black girls grandma wouldn’t pay her dues. Butn it down.

    I have thus far resisted reminding her she wrote the same type of thing after the UVa Haven Monahan story. Or that she frequented our fraternity house and we were actually integrated. Yeah, southern state university frat, 7-8 black guys, I roomed with one. One interned for Jesse Helms. But most of the privileged dudes were liberals.

    She was actually the member of the privileged lily white sorority. Which she confesses. But she is still Facebook friends with all the white frat boys she claims to despise on social media.

    • Replies: @Forbes
    Never confuse what a woman says with how she actually conducts herself--there's very little connection. To say women are incongruent is not an overstatement or oversimplification.
    , @ThirdWorldSteveReader
    It's pure signalling; she does it for the attention she gets, truth and fairness be damned.

    She starts by remembering that once she heard a racist remark, then makes it mean that there surely had to be more racist remarks, which certainly means that everyone else was racist, which now that you say it has to mean that the fraternity was segregated.

    There! A nice fanfiction bound to get the Facebook likes she craves.
  29. @donut
    I'm not familiar with Twitter , How do you know that that is Spader's Twitter account ?

    I know of Twitter and facebbook , I just don’t know how they work arschloch .

    • Replies: @Jenner Ickham Errican
    Donut, to answer your question, no it’s not the real James Spader. It’s an anonymous alt-righter using Spader’s pic as his avatar. This is common on Twitter. There are a bunch of ‘Mel Gibsons,’ etc. The spicier accounts regularly get suspended and often reappear under a slightly different name until the next ban.

    Enjoy this sample of tweets from ‘Micheal Caine’ :

    https://twitter.com/mikealfredcaine/status/1036094506817318913

    https://twitter.com/mikealfredcaine/status/1035092161656541184

    https://twitter.com/mikealfredcaine/status/1031823886193577985

    https://twitter.com/mikealfredcaine/status/1030325730280792065
  30. @Dave Pinsen
    I’d forgotten that William Zabka (Johnny Lawrence from The Karate Kid - another movie about who gets the blonde girlfriend in high school) was in Back To School. He’s great in Cobra Kai.

    https://youtu.be/_rB36UGoP4Y

    Zabka also was the baddy in the underrated “Just One of the Guys” He played those parts well.

    • Replies: @South Texas Guy
    Slightly OT.
    Holy crap! Just IMDB'd the movie. Joyce Hyser is freaking 60 years old! But what a hottie back in the day. I remember vividly the numerous times I rewound that VHS tape for that one second scene.
  31. @UrbaneFrancoOntarian
    Lol, so what are the odds now of Kavanaugh being confirmed? Will the weaponized FBI ever actually finish this investigation?

    Depends if he’s still the GOPe’s choice or if they’ll try to pin him on Trump.

    Judge’s girlfriend is the wildcard.

  32. @syonredux

    I’d forgotten that William Zabka (Johnny Lawrence from The Karate Kid – another movie about who gets the blonde girlfriend in high school) was in Back To School. He’s great in Cobra Kai.
     
    Yeah. Cobra Kai is surprisingly good. I actually watched the whole thing in a couple of days.

    Zabka is a conservative.

    My wife got me a t-shirt a while back – it has Martin Kove (Sensei John Kreese of Kobra Kai) on it with the words “Sweep the leg”: https://www.80stees.com/products/karate-kid-sweep-the-leg-cobra-kai-t-shirt

    I always found Daniel’s character to be an annoying, whiny bitch. I only saw one episode of “Kobra Kai” and thought it was perfect that he grew up to be a douche-y owner of a car dealership, one of the most unethical, customer-fleecing businesses in America.

    • Replies: @Song For the Deaf
    It gets better as the series goes on. You should check it out.
  33. @Reg Cæsar

    How many younger actors have had their careers wrecked by getting a big role but then having somebody better than you cast in a supporting role?)
     
    Anna Chlumsky comes to mind.

    https://m.media-amazon.com/images/M/MV5BYWM2ZDliNjIt[email protected]._V1_.jpg

    Nobody overshadowed Chlumsky in that movie. I don’t know what happened to her after that, but if all her movies were like that one she’d have been a star.

    • Replies: @Jimbo
    You need to watch her as the eternally exasperated underling in Veep.
    , @Reg Cæsar

    Nobody overshadowed Chlumsky in that movie. I don’t know what happened to her after that, but if all her movies were like that one she’d have been a star.
     
    Oh, I agree totally. Had I not been rushed, I'd have added that "more marketable" would have been more accurate than "better".
    , @Romanian
    She also played in the Armando Ianucci political comedy film "In the loop", in addition to Veep. I thought she was cute.
    , @Brutusale
    She grew up to be built like the proverbial brick outhouse.

    https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2017/09/18/09/4468D2F600000578-4893566-She_nailed_it_Anna_Chlumsky_looked_like_a_vision_in_an_elegant_s-a-13_1505724700596.jpg
  34. @Dave Pinsen

    I think what Z Man wrote on his site the other day is correct. There have to be — have to be — guys in the military right now watching all this and thinking, “why am I taking orders from these incompetent baboons? Put me and my guys in charge for a month and we could clean up everything.”
     
    We spend more on our military than China and Russia do combined and we’ve been fought to a standstill by goatherds in Afghanistan for 17 years. I think the management of Chick-fil-A would do a better job of running the country.

    We get far less per military dollar than the Chinese and Russians do.

    I know, I’m on the inside.

    The sloth, waste, and markups are incredible.

    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
    We also have a lot of personnel costs that other countries don’t have: enlistment bonuses and college grants, to bribe volunteers; $100k death gratuities to absolve our guilt over sending volunteers into pointless wars; social workers and DoD schools for their kids; etc.
    , @Lurker
    Isn't part of the reason that Russia & China exert their military influence close to their own borders. The US has to travel vast distances and set up local bases. So a big percentage of US military spending goes into the mundane costs of shipping, aircraft and supporting faraway bases.
  35. The 1980s really are back with a vengeance. Every retail outlet I walk in, it’s all 80s music all the time. Congress is an 80s teen sex comedy. Skinny ties and narrow cuffs are in. And Donald Trump is everywhere.

    I missed the 80s and wanted them back. I never expected to get my wish.

    • Replies: @Marty T
    I went to high school in the mid 90s but the 80s seem so much more fun. If anything the comedies underrated the fun.
    , @Lot
    Did somebody say all 80s music?

    https://www.zrock.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/gnr-axl-slash-detroit.jpg
  36. Unfortunately, no mention of the The Hunt for the Great White Defendant

    Bonfire of Republican Vanities

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/28/opinion/kavanaugh-hearing-republicans.html

  37. @Anon
    Rodney was Jewish and the dweeb looked Jewish, Downey Jr not so much. Not going to bother to look up if the dweeb is really Jewish or not.

    Yeah, but Downey liked to do cocaine with Rodney, and the rest they say, is history.

  38. @Desiderius
    Nobody overshadowed Chlumsky in that movie. I don't know what happened to her after that, but if all her movies were like that one she'd have been a star.

    You need to watch her as the eternally exasperated underling in Veep.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    Everybody is good on "Veep."
  39. @Mr. Blank
    Good God.

    Mentally healthy people do not go through their lives obsessed with what happened in high school. Holy shit, we really do have the worst elites we've ever had. The absolute worst. I cannot even wrap my head around a person so screwed up that they still mentally inhabit high school, and yet these same people are my lords and masters.

    I think what Z Man wrote on his site the other day is correct. There have to be -- have to be -- guys in the military right now watching all this and thinking, "why am I taking orders from these incompetent baboons? Put me and my guys in charge for a month and we could clean up everything."

    My Dad was a career military man, and towards the end of his life, he was given to worrying/speculating about the possibility of a military coup. I used to think he was full of it, but now I'm not so sure. He still kept in touch with a lot of his old buddies from his service days -- most were still in military-adjacent careers, and a few were still in uniform. Maybe he was hearing things from them he didn't share with me.

    After this week, I'd say that whatever the chances of an American military coup were before, they just doubled or tripled.

    I cannot even wrap my head around a person so screwed up that they still mentally inhabit high school, and yet these same people are my lords and masters.

    This is what happens when (((people))) with an endless victim complex set the tone for a nation’s elite.

  40. @Twinkie
    Zabka is a conservative.

    My wife got me a t-shirt a while back - it has Martin Kove (Sensei John Kreese of Kobra Kai) on it with the words “Sweep the leg”: https://www.80stees.com/products/karate-kid-sweep-the-leg-cobra-kai-t-shirt

    I always found Daniel’s character to be an annoying, whiny bitch. I only saw one episode of “Kobra Kai” and thought it was perfect that he grew up to be a douche-y owner of a car dealership, one of the most unethical, customer-fleecing businesses in America.

    It gets better as the series goes on. You should check it out.

  41. Anon[246] • Disclaimer says:

    Male respectable media establishment figures are using the Kavanaugh Kase to re-litigate the crucial national question of who deserved to have gotten the blonde girlfriends back in high school.

    Is this the genesis of a new Sailer’s Law?

    The most passionate tweets by male journalists tend to be demands that, Come the Revolution, the guys who beat out the journalists in getting the girls in high school will be destroyed in their adult lives.

    But wait. Who were the real scumbags in high school? Think about it? The ass-licking student government types. Who are tied with the debate team (((guys))).

    In high school he was student body vice-president and a member of one of the top high school debate teams in the United States.

    Arguably, some high school presidents are reasonably cool guys, the kind who get it on popularity but didn’t campaign for it and don’t do any work. High school vice presidents, however, are universally douches.

    Anyone want to fact check this?:

    Wise has said that when he was about 12 years old his synagogue was attacked by white supremacists.

    How convenient for a guy who makes his living denouncing whites in college speeches.

    Rounding out his scumminess:

    Wise attended college at Tulane University … with a minor in Latin American Studies.

    Latin American Studies?

    • Replies: @syonredux

    Wise attended college at Tulane University … with a minor in Latin American Studies.

    Latin American Studies?
     
    Pro tip: Don't take seriously any academic discipline that has "studies" as part of its name.
  42. (((Tim Wise))) is a professional hater.

  43. Movies are great, but CBF’s story has some issues. I pointed out some of them on Twitter, like how their laughter is seared into her memory yet they music wasn’t: per her, it’s just “music”. One might think she’d remember that and not want to hear it again.

    Does anyone know of anyone else who’s gone into the issues with her story?

    • Replies: @Song For the Deaf
    That’s an interesting point. I can still remember the album I lost my virginity to, nearly thirty years ago. Pretty Hate Machine, by Nine Inch Nails. I could get even more specific but no need to gross folks out.

    But like one of instapundit’s commenters said, she doesn’t remember any details that could be verified by a witness but is 100% certain about all the unverifiable stuff.
    , @istevefan

    Movies are great, but CBF’s story has some issues. I pointed out some of them on Twitter, like how their laughter is seared into her memory yet they music wasn’t:

     

    When I was very young I got to ride a scary contraption called the Zipper at a local carnival. At the time the carnies were playing BTO's "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet" on the loudspeaker. To this day I cannot hear that song without thinking about that night.
  44. @Mr. Blank
    Good God.

    Mentally healthy people do not go through their lives obsessed with what happened in high school. Holy shit, we really do have the worst elites we've ever had. The absolute worst. I cannot even wrap my head around a person so screwed up that they still mentally inhabit high school, and yet these same people are my lords and masters.

    I think what Z Man wrote on his site the other day is correct. There have to be -- have to be -- guys in the military right now watching all this and thinking, "why am I taking orders from these incompetent baboons? Put me and my guys in charge for a month and we could clean up everything."

    My Dad was a career military man, and towards the end of his life, he was given to worrying/speculating about the possibility of a military coup. I used to think he was full of it, but now I'm not so sure. He still kept in touch with a lot of his old buddies from his service days -- most were still in military-adjacent careers, and a few were still in uniform. Maybe he was hearing things from them he didn't share with me.

    After this week, I'd say that whatever the chances of an American military coup were before, they just doubled or tripled.

    Good point in gerneral, but is Tim Wise really part of the elite? He’s just a blogger.

    • Replies: @Saxon
    He's one of the (dumber) propagandists they trot out to tell whitey why whitey sucks and needs to die off. You can tell he's dumb by reading his social media posts and how he responds to people pointing out that he's not actually white like he pretended to be in order to push anti-white messaging.
    , @Pericles
    Mere blogger you say? You can also book Tim Wise for public speaking engagements. I hear universities just love him.

    http://www.nopactalent.com/blog/tag/tim-wise-speaking-fee.php
    , @bro3886
    He's a rich, professional white-hating racist, so he's certainly part of the establishment.
    , @ben tillman

    Good point in gerneral, but is Tim Wise really part of the elite? He’s just a blogger.
     
    "Elite" means "elected" or "chosen".
  45. @Jimbo
    You need to watch her as the eternally exasperated underling in Veep.

    Everybody is good on “Veep.”

  46. Perhaps you haven’t heard, but (according to my local TV affiliate) there is a “tidal wave of sexual assault survivors” coming forward.

    Maybe we should just initiate an FBI investigation of every man in the United States, certainly the white ones. Don’t you want to be sure?

    I know what you’re thinking; it would be too expensive and “survivors” would have to wait too long for justice. But I’ve got the solution.

    I’m calling it the “Presumption of Guilt ™“. A woman just points at a man about to get a new job or promotion and bang! that guy’s career is over. No muss, no fuss. Unless of course the survivors would feel better with a show trial.

    It’s the New Normal, and it’s fully supported by Senate Republicans.

    • Agree: densa
  47. @Dave Pinsen

    I think what Z Man wrote on his site the other day is correct. There have to be — have to be — guys in the military right now watching all this and thinking, “why am I taking orders from these incompetent baboons? Put me and my guys in charge for a month and we could clean up everything.”
     
    We spend more on our military than China and Russia do combined and we’ve been fought to a standstill by goatherds in Afghanistan for 17 years. I think the management of Chick-fil-A would do a better job of running the country.

    We spend more on our military than China and Russia do combined and we’ve been fought to a standstill by goatherds in Afghanistan for 17 years. I think the management of Chick-fil-A would do a better job of running the country.

    Dave, there was a time when your wit could have been taken on the road, and earned you a tidy sum for your humorous, incisive comments. That time has passed, but my laughter on this one could not have been any greater had we been transported back to those less insane days.

    Yep, you bastard. I spewed my beer. And not just because I had a chick-fill-A sandwich today. 😉

    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
    Thanks, Charles.

    I don’t eat chicken, but Chick-Fil-A is an impressive business and more - they seem to do a better job of hurricane preparation than most governments, for example. They also profitably employ mostly well-socialized African Americans to a greater extent than many other institutions.
  48. My high school girlfriend was a Phoebe Cates doppelgänger. We moved on.
    Will high school never, ever end for these people?

  49. @24AheadDotCom
    Movies are great, but CBF's story has some issues. I pointed out some of them on Twitter, like how their laughter is seared into her memory yet they music wasn't: per her, it's just "music". One might think she'd remember that and not want to hear it again.

    Does anyone know of anyone else who's gone into the issues with her story?

    That’s an interesting point. I can still remember the album I lost my virginity to, nearly thirty years ago. Pretty Hate Machine, by Nine Inch Nails. I could get even more specific but no need to gross folks out.

    But like one of instapundit’s commenters said, she doesn’t remember any details that could be verified by a witness but is 100% certain about all the unverifiable stuff.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Pretty Hate Machine, by Nine Inch Nails. I could get even more specific but no need to gross folks out.
     
    Too late.
    , @Eric Novak
    Does that have "Head Like a Hole" on it? Yikes, I hope the song didn't inspire the act.
  50. @Desiderius
    Nobody overshadowed Chlumsky in that movie. I don't know what happened to her after that, but if all her movies were like that one she'd have been a star.

    Nobody overshadowed Chlumsky in that movie. I don’t know what happened to her after that, but if all her movies were like that one she’d have been a star.

    Oh, I agree totally. Had I not been rushed, I’d have added that “more marketable” would have been more accurate than “better”.

  51. @Lot
    https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2018/09/28/two-more-arrests-in-apple-store-robberies/

    More toxic masculinity?

    • Replies: @Lot
    Social Justice Shopping
  52. Back to School / the Future

  53. @Song For the Deaf
    That’s an interesting point. I can still remember the album I lost my virginity to, nearly thirty years ago. Pretty Hate Machine, by Nine Inch Nails. I could get even more specific but no need to gross folks out.

    But like one of instapundit’s commenters said, she doesn’t remember any details that could be verified by a witness but is 100% certain about all the unverifiable stuff.

    Pretty Hate Machine, by Nine Inch Nails. I could get even more specific but no need to gross folks out.

    Too late.

    • Replies: @Song For the Deaf
    Oh, they’re not a bad band if you’re 16 and don’t mind overwrought lyrics.
    , @Zimriel
    I think that album came out in 1989. It just didn't get a hearing until 1991.
  54. Maybe with eveyone’s attention on Kavanaugh and the FBI, we could sneak in funding for the wall. Or does that only work in the opposite way? Funding for the wall is dropped while everyone focuses on Kavanaugh and the FBI.

  55. @Anon

    Male respectable media establishment figures are using the Kavanaugh Kase to re-litigate the crucial national question of who deserved to have gotten the blonde girlfriends back in high school.
     
    Is this the genesis of a new Sailer's Law?

    The most passionate tweets by male journalists tend to be demands that, Come the Revolution, the guys who beat out the journalists in getting the girls in high school will be destroyed in their adult lives.

    But wait. Who were the real scumbags in high school? Think about it? The ass-licking student government types. Who are tied with the debate team (((guys))).

    In high school he was student body vice-president and a member of one of the top high school debate teams in the United States.
     
    Arguably, some high school presidents are reasonably cool guys, the kind who get it on popularity but didn't campaign for it and don't do any work. High school vice presidents, however, are universally douches.

    Anyone want to fact check this?:

    Wise has said that when he was about 12 years old his synagogue was attacked by white supremacists.
     
    How convenient for a guy who makes his living denouncing whites in college speeches.

    Rounding out his scumminess:

    Wise attended college at Tulane University ... with a minor in Latin American Studies.
     
    Latin American Studies?

    Wise attended college at Tulane University … with a minor in Latin American Studies.

    Latin American Studies?

    Pro tip: Don’t take seriously any academic discipline that has “studies” as part of its name.

  56. @Almost Missouri
    The 1980s really are back with a vengeance. Every retail outlet I walk in, it's all 80s music all the time. Congress is an 80s teen sex comedy. Skinny ties and narrow cuffs are in. And Donald Trump is everywhere.

    I missed the 80s and wanted them back. I never expected to get my wish.

    I went to high school in the mid 90s but the 80s seem so much more fun. If anything the comedies underrated the fun.

  57. @International Jew
    More toxic masculinity?

    Social Justice Shopping

  58. @Almost Missouri
    The 1980s really are back with a vengeance. Every retail outlet I walk in, it's all 80s music all the time. Congress is an 80s teen sex comedy. Skinny ties and narrow cuffs are in. And Donald Trump is everywhere.

    I missed the 80s and wanted them back. I never expected to get my wish.

    Did somebody say all 80s music?

  59. @Anonymous
    Good point in gerneral, but is Tim Wise really part of the elite? He's just a blogger.

    He’s one of the (dumber) propagandists they trot out to tell whitey why whitey sucks and needs to die off. You can tell he’s dumb by reading his social media posts and how he responds to people pointing out that he’s not actually white like he pretended to be in order to push anti-white messaging.

  60. (Rodney Dangerfield’s “Back to School” is pretty funny when Rodney’s onscreen, but how’d they come up with casting the little forgotten dweeby guy as Rodney’s son, when they had Robert Downey Jr. as the son’s friend?

    The son would be actor Keith Gordon. I liked him in Christine. And yes, he is Jewish.

    • Replies: @Song For the Deaf
    Wait a minute, ‘Gordon’ is a Jewish surname?
  61. @24AheadDotCom
    Movies are great, but CBF's story has some issues. I pointed out some of them on Twitter, like how their laughter is seared into her memory yet they music wasn't: per her, it's just "music". One might think she'd remember that and not want to hear it again.

    Does anyone know of anyone else who's gone into the issues with her story?

    Movies are great, but CBF’s story has some issues. I pointed out some of them on Twitter, like how their laughter is seared into her memory yet they music wasn’t:

    When I was very young I got to ride a scary contraption called the Zipper at a local carnival. At the time the carnies were playing BTO’s “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” on the loudspeaker. To this day I cannot hear that song without thinking about that night.

  62. @Rob McX
    One thing that's become obvious from all of this is that we're surrounded by people who hate whites. Maybe some people will wake up to the fact that we should at least stop letting in any more of them.

    Nobody hates whites like other whites do. It isn’t even a contest. The non-whites just want the free stuff getting handed out while the fighting goes on.

  63. @Bugg
    Mr. Axis of Evil has weighed in and he is angry as all heck that Kavanaugh may have had a beer before turning 18. Apparently cosmopolitan Jewish Canadian boys who were the sons of Toronto media magnets did not so imbibe, lest they consort with that awful Irish Catholic rabble. Bit odd though; both served in the Bush Jr. White House, yet Frum savages his former colleague. Some rumblings Bush Jr. even reached out to Flake yesterday.Once again, the "cosmopolitans" do not like the great unwashed getting top jobs.

    https://www.facebook.com/davidjfrum/?__tn__=%2Cd%2CP-R&eid=ARCUDXYwT4STifIKXLD8MUDA1eo5_IS9e25HBkWQC9cpEfcVzELSObL98pmhndk9r314EEmN4M-VJDDg

    The Left & the Swamp have really lost all creativity over the past week. Everything they do was recommended or alluded to by the Frankfurt School scribblings or Alinsky’s guidebook.
    Unless the GOP wakes up to the existential nature of our battle, we are in deep trouble.
    Nothing matters to the Left but Power. They’ll simply lie every which way to get power.

  64. @Dave Pinsen

    I think what Z Man wrote on his site the other day is correct. There have to be — have to be — guys in the military right now watching all this and thinking, “why am I taking orders from these incompetent baboons? Put me and my guys in charge for a month and we could clean up everything.”
     
    We spend more on our military than China and Russia do combined and we’ve been fought to a standstill by goatherds in Afghanistan for 17 years. I think the management of Chick-fil-A would do a better job of running the country.

    We spend more on our military than China and Russia do combined and we’ve been fought to a standstill by goatherds in Afghanistan for 17 years. I think the management of Chick-fil-A would do a better job of running the country.

    That’s crazy enough that it just might work!

  65. @Bugg
    Mr. Axis of Evil has weighed in and he is angry as all heck that Kavanaugh may have had a beer before turning 18. Apparently cosmopolitan Jewish Canadian boys who were the sons of Toronto media magnets did not so imbibe, lest they consort with that awful Irish Catholic rabble. Bit odd though; both served in the Bush Jr. White House, yet Frum savages his former colleague. Some rumblings Bush Jr. even reached out to Flake yesterday.Once again, the "cosmopolitans" do not like the great unwashed getting top jobs.

    https://www.facebook.com/davidjfrum/?__tn__=%2Cd%2CP-R&eid=ARCUDXYwT4STifIKXLD8MUDA1eo5_IS9e25HBkWQC9cpEfcVzELSObL98pmhndk9r314EEmN4M-VJDDg

    Slight correction: Frum’s mother Barbara was not a media magnate. She was an very well-respected TV journalist who I’m sure was well-compensated, but as far as I know, she never owned any media outlets. David’s great wealth comes from his late father Murray’s property development success.

  66. @Reg Cæsar

    Pretty Hate Machine, by Nine Inch Nails. I could get even more specific but no need to gross folks out.
     
    Too late.

    Oh, they’re not a bad band if you’re 16 and don’t mind overwrought lyrics.

  67. @istevefan

    (Rodney Dangerfield’s “Back to School” is pretty funny when Rodney’s onscreen, but how’d they come up with casting the little forgotten dweeby guy as Rodney’s son, when they had Robert Downey Jr. as the son’s friend?
     
    The son would be actor Keith Gordon. I liked him in Christine. And yes, he is Jewish.

    Wait a minute, ‘Gordon’ is a Jewish surname?

    • Replies: @F0337
    Grodny. Like Brody/Brodie. We had this discussion recently.

    What I hate is when they take names like Smith and Graham.
    , @Gunnar von Cowtown
    No, Gordon is a Scottish surname, much like Stewart. John Stewart.... also Jewish.

    So, this whole episode with Wise got me thinking about this zany obsession with blondes. Was this even a thing before Jews took over all publishing and media? Did the ditzy blonde trope exist before the 1960s? Did the blonde Chad bully trope exist before the 1980s? Can anyone name a single instance of blonde stereotypes in American literature prior to the great migration of purged Mensheviks?

    This is not a rhetorical question.
    , @academic gossip
    Gordon is an Anglicization of surnames derived from Grodno in Eastern Europe.
  68. Brett Kavanaugh and all his dude bro friends in HS we’re pretty much James Spader’s character in Pretty in Pink. Just awful people, uniformly…

    — Tim Wise (@timjacobwise) September 26, 2018

    And, yet, women dug James Spader. Tim Wise? I’m guessing…….not so much.

  69. I literally wish people would look up how to use “literally”. It isn’t used the way Wise, and millions of other knaves, think it’s used.

    • Replies: @F0337
    Tim Wise writes (and thinks) like a teen-aged girl who watches a lot of TV.

    "Literally" now means "Figuratively" so in effect we no longer have a word for "Literally".
    , @Rosamond Vincy
    I Do Not Think It Means What He Think It Means
  70. @Bugg
    Mr. Axis of Evil has weighed in and he is angry as all heck that Kavanaugh may have had a beer before turning 18. Apparently cosmopolitan Jewish Canadian boys who were the sons of Toronto media magnets did not so imbibe, lest they consort with that awful Irish Catholic rabble. Bit odd though; both served in the Bush Jr. White House, yet Frum savages his former colleague. Some rumblings Bush Jr. even reached out to Flake yesterday.Once again, the "cosmopolitans" do not like the great unwashed getting top jobs.

    https://www.facebook.com/davidjfrum/?__tn__=%2Cd%2CP-R&eid=ARCUDXYwT4STifIKXLD8MUDA1eo5_IS9e25HBkWQC9cpEfcVzELSObL98pmhndk9r314EEmN4M-VJDDg

    Apparently cosmopolitan Jewish Canadian boys who were the sons of Toronto media magnates did not so imbibe, lest they consort with that awful Irish Catholic rabble.

    Whatever their other failings, Jewish people are notorious for not drinking to excess, so it makes sense that (not) drinking is going to be a primary measure of worth going forward.

  71. @It's All Ball Bearings
    Zabka also was the baddy in the underrated "Just One of the Guys" He played those parts well.

    Slightly OT.
    Holy crap! Just IMDB’d the movie. Joyce Hyser is freaking 60 years old! But what a hottie back in the day. I remember vividly the numerous times I rewound that VHS tape for that one second scene.

  72. @Dan Bagrov
    I literally wish people would look up how to use “literally”. It isn’t used the way Wise, and millions of other knaves, think it’s used.

    Tim Wise writes (and thinks) like a teen-aged girl who watches a lot of TV.

    “Literally” now means “Figuratively” so in effect we no longer have a word for “Literally”.

  73. Just sayin, but… has Tim Wise every provided evidence that he’s ever been “intimate” with a black woman? Why not? Do they not trust him? Should the FBI investigate?

  74. @Dan Bagrov
    I literally wish people would look up how to use “literally”. It isn’t used the way Wise, and millions of other knaves, think it’s used.

    I Do Not Think It Means What He Think It Means

  75. @Song For the Deaf
    That’s an interesting point. I can still remember the album I lost my virginity to, nearly thirty years ago. Pretty Hate Machine, by Nine Inch Nails. I could get even more specific but no need to gross folks out.

    But like one of instapundit’s commenters said, she doesn’t remember any details that could be verified by a witness but is 100% certain about all the unverifiable stuff.

    Does that have “Head Like a Hole” on it? Yikes, I hope the song didn’t inspire the act.

  76. Robert Downey Jr. was a bully just the year before in Weird Science.

  77. @Anonymous
    Good point in gerneral, but is Tim Wise really part of the elite? He's just a blogger.

    Mere blogger you say? You can also book Tim Wise for public speaking engagements. I hear universities just love him.

    http://www.nopactalent.com/blog/tag/tim-wise-speaking-fee.php

  78. @Song For the Deaf
    Wait a minute, ‘Gordon’ is a Jewish surname?

    Grodny. Like Brody/Brodie. We had this discussion recently.

    What I hate is when they take names like Smith and Graham.

  79. @Charles Erwin Wilson II

    We spend more on our military than China and Russia do combined and we’ve been fought to a standstill by goatherds in Afghanistan for 17 years. I think the management of Chick-fil-A would do a better job of running the country.
     
    Dave, there was a time when your wit could have been taken on the road, and earned you a tidy sum for your humorous, incisive comments. That time has passed, but my laughter on this one could not have been any greater had we been transported back to those less insane days.

    Yep, you bastard. I spewed my beer. And not just because I had a chick-fill-A sandwich today. ;-)

    Thanks, Charles.

    I don’t eat chicken, but Chick-Fil-A is an impressive business and more – they seem to do a better job of hurricane preparation than most governments, for example. They also profitably employ mostly well-socialized African Americans to a greater extent than many other institutions.

  80. I assume Daniel was really Jewish, battling the evil blonde gentiles with their country club dinners, but they couldn’t make that overt so they made him Italian.

  81. @The Wild Geese Howard
    We get far less per military dollar than the Chinese and Russians do.

    I know, I'm on the inside.

    The sloth, waste, and markups are incredible.

    We also have a lot of personnel costs that other countries don’t have: enlistment bonuses and college grants, to bribe volunteers; $100k death gratuities to absolve our guilt over sending volunteers into pointless wars; social workers and DoD schools for their kids; etc.

  82. @Lot
    https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2018/09/28/two-more-arrests-in-apple-store-robberies/

    and guess what

    • Replies: @ThirdWorldSteveReader
    So much white privilege.
  83. Spent ten minutes on Tim Wise’s (Weiss’s?) twitter and honestly felt my IQ declining at a rate of roughly one point per minute. Half the posts were boilerplate Jewish racism towards white men (didn’t see any towards Beckys), the other half read like something you’d see from an undergrad co-ed studying for a communications degree.

    Tim Wise writes like a girl. Not even trying to be insulting, he really does.

  84. • Replies: @eah
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DoRxBh0XUAArFST.jpg
  85. @Anon
    "We spend more on our military than China and Russia do combined and we’ve been fought to a standstill by goatherds in Afghanistan for 17 years. I think the management of Chick-fil-A would do a better job of running the country."

    The military does what it's told to by the incompetent civilian leadership. Check out policy speeches on YouTube by former military guys like Lawrence Wilkerson. The senior leadership isn't as stupid as you might think.

    Partly true, but the military has done its own share of stupid things. For example, at the end of the Gulf War, the armistice terms were delegated to General Schwarzkopf. He let the Iraqis continue to fly military aircraft, which they used to crush the anti-Saddam revolt (we belatedly enacted a no fly zone, after the resistance had been crushed).

    In Iraq round 2, the military’s strategy was stupid, and exacerbated the later insurgency. Instead of racing to Baghdad, they should have bypassed it and reduced Saddam’s hometown of Tikrit first, mopping up Ba’athists who would lead the insurgency. They should have also taken the time to destroy ammo dumps instead of letting all those cannon shells get turned into IEDs.

    Disbanding the Iraqi army was retarded too, though that might have been on Bremer. They should have offered them a 100% raise and housed them in garrisons in the middle of nowhere to prevent them from joining the insurgency.

  86. “Male respectable media establishment figures are using the Kavanaugh Kase to re-litigate the crucial national question of who deserved to have gotten the blonde girlfriends back in high school.”

    Not quite. The simple fact is that men (and women) are merely pointing out the observable, but inherent, assolish traits of certain people who then rise to important positions…who then continue to exhibit such characteristics. It’s inborn, not learned.

  87. @Patrick in SC
    I don't know, but this is not good.

    Prediction: Now that it's safe to crawl out of the dungheap (no fear of testifying under oath), expect 2 or 3 more "victims" and/or corroborating witnesses to surface. Expect one of them to be an ethnic exotic, probably almost 100% white but with a "z" at the end of her name. Now, with so many potential leads to track down, the FBI cannot possibly complete a thorough investigation in just a week! These "witnesses" will be even crazier than the current crop and there won't be an ounce of truth to what they have to say, but that will be of no importance.

    Just watch.

    Actually, just speaking to the FBI puts you in legal jeopardy if they determine you were lying to them. Ford, under guidance from her attorneys, is not going to offer anything new under questioning. She’s already modified her story on the number of the people in the room three times. Any new accuser is going to be playing with fire. This is all an attempt to delay, nothing more.

  88. I’m guessing Tim Wise has his foreskin mutilated, bc of course he does…after 3,000 years, Jews are still doing this to themselves (and the rest of us, as cover). Seriously, guys like this are literally the problem with America.

  89. Tim Wise and all his resentful Jewish friends dreamt of stuff like this in high school:

    Just garbage people, uniformly

  90. @Desiderius
    Nobody overshadowed Chlumsky in that movie. I don't know what happened to her after that, but if all her movies were like that one she'd have been a star.

    She also played in the Armando Ianucci political comedy film “In the loop”, in addition to Veep. I thought she was cute.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    She single-handedly transformed cute from a Platonic to an Aristotelian concept.
  91. @Anon
    Rodney was Jewish and the dweeb looked Jewish, Downey Jr not so much. Not going to bother to look up if the dweeb is really Jewish or not.

    Keith Gordon.

    #1 on Cinematical Seven: Most Convincing Nerds (and deservedly so.)

    https://www.imdb.com/news/ni4645885

  92. @Song For the Deaf
    Wait a minute, ‘Gordon’ is a Jewish surname?

    No, Gordon is a Scottish surname, much like Stewart. John Stewart…. also Jewish.

    So, this whole episode with Wise got me thinking about this zany obsession with blondes. Was this even a thing before Jews took over all publishing and media? Did the ditzy blonde trope exist before the 1960s? Did the blonde Chad bully trope exist before the 1980s? Can anyone name a single instance of blonde stereotypes in American literature prior to the great migration of purged Mensheviks?

    This is not a rhetorical question.

    • Replies: @Rosamond Vincy
    Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, published in 1927. There have been stage versions and a silent film, but the '50s version with Marilyn Monroe is the best known.
    , @syonredux

    Did the blonde Chad bully trope exist before the 1980s?
     
    Good question. It does seem to be a post-'60s creation....None of the literary/pop culture blonds before that time were connected with bullying....At least none that I can think of....Hamlet* (usually depicted as a blond) doesn't fit the "Chad" stereotype....Flash Gordon was a stalwart hero....


    http://i0.wp.com/tophatsasquatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/flash5.jpg

    As was Steve Rogers (aka Captain America)

    https://kirbysgoldenagecaptain.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/cap1-pg5-panel.jpg

    Shane was another good guy....


    http://www.cowboysindians.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Shane_028Pyxurz.jpg

    *Despite the fact that Hamlet is frequently portrayed as a blond, his hair color is never mentioned in the play, and his father's beard is described as a "sable silvered," which can be taken as implying that Hamlet's hair was probably dark.
  93. @Gunnar von Cowtown
    No, Gordon is a Scottish surname, much like Stewart. John Stewart.... also Jewish.

    So, this whole episode with Wise got me thinking about this zany obsession with blondes. Was this even a thing before Jews took over all publishing and media? Did the ditzy blonde trope exist before the 1960s? Did the blonde Chad bully trope exist before the 1980s? Can anyone name a single instance of blonde stereotypes in American literature prior to the great migration of purged Mensheviks?

    This is not a rhetorical question.

    Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, published in 1927. There have been stage versions and a silent film, but the ’50s version with Marilyn Monroe is the best known.

    • Replies: @syonredux

    Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, published in 1927. There have been stage versions and a silent film, but the ’50s version with Marilyn Monroe is the best known.
     
    Anita Loos, the book's author, was a brunette....


    https://uncouthreflections.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/anita-loos.jpg
  94. @Desiderius
    Nobody overshadowed Chlumsky in that movie. I don't know what happened to her after that, but if all her movies were like that one she'd have been a star.

    She grew up to be built like the proverbial brick outhouse.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    Good healthy child-bearing hips - what’s not to like?
    , @Lurker
    I'm not seeing a problem at this end.
  95. Hivy League

  96. PCU fits the Current Week, including a Supreme Court nomination hearing where a stoner’s past catches up to him (“I didn’t exhale”). The intercut news footage is of Orrin Hatch and Ted Kennedy speaking at what sound like the Douglas Ginsburg and Clarence Thomas hearings.

    http://hooktube.com/_zqvc_rnSeg?t=1721

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCU_(film)

    updated cast of characters:

    Deplorables = The Pit
    Establishment Republicans = Balls and Shaft (direct spoof of Bush I’s Skull and Bones)
    “Disloyal R’s” = leaders of Balls and Shaft
    Dianne Feinstein = University President Garcia-Thompson
    Democratic Party donors = Trustees
    Kavanaugh accusers, Pussyhat marchers = Womynists
    Kavanaugh = Gutter
    Georgetown Prep = Jerrytown
    Mark Judge = Mersh
    deplorable Internet researchers = Pit resident sleeplessly watching 24/7 television to prove the “Caine-Hackman thesis”

  97. @Romanian
    She also played in the Armando Ianucci political comedy film "In the loop", in addition to Veep. I thought she was cute.

    She single-handedly transformed cute from a Platonic to an Aristotelian concept.

  98. @Brutusale
    She grew up to be built like the proverbial brick outhouse.

    https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2017/09/18/09/4468D2F600000578-4893566-She_nailed_it_Anna_Chlumsky_looked_like_a_vision_in_an_elegant_s-a-13_1505724700596.jpg

    Good healthy child-bearing hips – what’s not to like?

    • Replies: @Forbes
    The face of a man?
  99. @Song For the Deaf
    Wait a minute, ‘Gordon’ is a Jewish surname?

    Gordon is an Anglicization of surnames derived from Grodno in Eastern Europe.

  100. @J.Ross
    This is a frightening connection to gamergate, to the Abramsification of Star Wars, to fanboyism: of course people who want to deny reality and overwrite natural laws view movies as relevant and cite them as "evidence." It's not just a convenient illustration. For these people, politically correct didactic fictional narratives are a new Bible or Aesop. They invoke plot cliches as parables, not in the sense of literally believing in them, but in the sense of expecting that every grindhouse pulp assembly line product adheres to some strict artistic truth. These people, who talk about critical theory and deconstruction and narratives, are the worst offenders of uncritical acceptance.

    You’re describing people so divorced from reality they can’t discern they’re lost in fantasy. It’s a form of cognitive dissonance–a cognitive displacement–that campus snowflakes and their safe spaces prefer. Don’t interrupt their fantasy of happiness with the harsh, cruel world of reality.

  101. I don’t know if there is anyone in the public sphere I would like to punch in the throat more than Tim Wise.

  102. @Dave Pinsen

    I think what Z Man wrote on his site the other day is correct. There have to be — have to be — guys in the military right now watching all this and thinking, “why am I taking orders from these incompetent baboons? Put me and my guys in charge for a month and we could clean up everything.”
     
    We spend more on our military than China and Russia do combined and we’ve been fought to a standstill by goatherds in Afghanistan for 17 years. I think the management of Chick-fil-A would do a better job of running the country.

    Chick-fil-A has the benefit of the profit motive–and likely, a pride of accomplishment, i.e. a job well done in the form of customer satisfaction (with feedback 6-days a week).

    Our defense budget is simply another form of industrial policy and social welfare spending as a jobs program.

    Different agendas, different outcomes.

  103. @Patrick in SC
    I don't know, but this is not good.

    Prediction: Now that it's safe to crawl out of the dungheap (no fear of testifying under oath), expect 2 or 3 more "victims" and/or corroborating witnesses to surface. Expect one of them to be an ethnic exotic, probably almost 100% white but with a "z" at the end of her name. Now, with so many potential leads to track down, the FBI cannot possibly complete a thorough investigation in just a week! These "witnesses" will be even crazier than the current crop and there won't be an ounce of truth to what they have to say, but that will be of no importance.

    Just watch.

    It does sound like a media circus. But so far, there don’t appear to be any actual witnesses or evidence.

    Allegations yes, but absent any evidence.

    The whole enterprise is a political set-up from the start. The fact that anyone takes this joke seriously is a testament to their abject unseriousness.

  104. @hhsiii
    There’s definitely 80s revenge fantasy going on.

    An old friend, a woman, has a blog. She has a piece up, and yup, called Butn It All Down. It’s a thing. Claiming she knew Kavanaugh types. Frat boys. Privileged. Parties with old black men tending the bar. Grain alcohol punch. Sorority sisters saying they would never room with a black girl. Or if they let in black girls grandma wouldn’t pay her dues. Butn it down.

    I have thus far resisted reminding her she wrote the same type of thing after the UVa Haven Monahan story. Or that she frequented our fraternity house and we were actually integrated. Yeah, southern state university frat, 7-8 black guys, I roomed with one. One interned for Jesse Helms. But most of the privileged dudes were liberals.

    She was actually the member of the privileged lily white sorority. Which she confesses. But she is still Facebook friends with all the white frat boys she claims to despise on social media.

    Never confuse what a woman says with how she actually conducts herself–there’s very little connection. To say women are incongruent is not an overstatement or oversimplification.

  105. The existence of Tim Wise proves that White Privilege is real.

    Whites pay good money to be lectured about race by privileged white Tim Wise, but would not pay that kind of money to be yelled at by more intelligent blacks.

    Ah, you may say “what about Ta-Nahishi Coates”?

    Coates has written his share of drivel, but he is far more talented a writer than Tim Wise. (That is setting the bar extremely low, I realize). Furthermore, Coates is a far more influential writer. Every time someone uses “black bodies” in some weird way, they are trying to channel Coates.

    No, Tim Wise is on the level of the truly mediocre Dean of Diversity at Nowhere State College, but is much more famous and widely read.

    • Replies: @academic gossip

    Every time someone uses “black bodies” in some weird way, they are trying to channel Coates.
     
    Did Coates come up with that on his own? It's the sort of thing said more verbosely in modern academic writing about blacks and colonialism, but Coates does not seem interested in pomo or theory.
  106. @Desiderius
    Good healthy child-bearing hips - what’s not to like?

    The face of a man?

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    Funny you should say that as one of my boys resembles her more than a little, but hey with a name like Chlumsky you’re not getting Audrey Hepburn.

    Would that every woman did as much as she does with what God has given her. Similar vibe to Gal Godoy.
  107. @J.Ross
    OT is bad news being quietly released today because a) it's Friday and b) all the Kavanaugh noise will cover it?
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6219697/Facebook-reveals-security-incident-affecting-50-mln-users.html

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2018/09/28/facebook-security-flaw-exposed-50-million-accounts-hackers/

    https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/science-technology/1024296/Facebook-security-breach-has-account-been-hacked-data-compromised

    Also the Dutch police just stung some would-be terrorists hoping to build a car bomb, who fled into Denmark, hence the police situation there. The terrorists are still at large.

    A Muslim was arrested with two bombs in his car in California a few days ago. Don’t know if it was terrorism related. The case has gotten very little media attention.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    Remember how there were "gas leaks" and wierd infrastructural disasters every couple of weeks for a while there? Then that fell off. Somebody's being allowed to do their job.
  108. @Mr. Blank
    Good God.

    Mentally healthy people do not go through their lives obsessed with what happened in high school. Holy shit, we really do have the worst elites we've ever had. The absolute worst. I cannot even wrap my head around a person so screwed up that they still mentally inhabit high school, and yet these same people are my lords and masters.

    I think what Z Man wrote on his site the other day is correct. There have to be -- have to be -- guys in the military right now watching all this and thinking, "why am I taking orders from these incompetent baboons? Put me and my guys in charge for a month and we could clean up everything."

    My Dad was a career military man, and towards the end of his life, he was given to worrying/speculating about the possibility of a military coup. I used to think he was full of it, but now I'm not so sure. He still kept in touch with a lot of his old buddies from his service days -- most were still in military-adjacent careers, and a few were still in uniform. Maybe he was hearing things from them he didn't share with me.

    After this week, I'd say that whatever the chances of an American military coup were before, they just doubled or tripled.

    Far more likely that the military will haul your ass into a concentration camp for wrong think.

  109. @Paleo Liberal
    The existence of Tim Wise proves that White Privilege is real.

    Whites pay good money to be lectured about race by privileged white Tim Wise, but would not pay that kind of money to be yelled at by more intelligent blacks.

    Ah, you may say "what about Ta-Nahishi Coates"?

    Coates has written his share of drivel, but he is far more talented a writer than Tim Wise. (That is setting the bar extremely low, I realize). Furthermore, Coates is a far more influential writer. Every time someone uses "black bodies" in some weird way, they are trying to channel Coates.

    No, Tim Wise is on the level of the truly mediocre Dean of Diversity at Nowhere State College, but is much more famous and widely read.

    Every time someone uses “black bodies” in some weird way, they are trying to channel Coates.

    Did Coates come up with that on his own? It’s the sort of thing said more verbosely in modern academic writing about blacks and colonialism, but Coates does not seem interested in pomo or theory.

  110. @Anonymous
    Good point in gerneral, but is Tim Wise really part of the elite? He's just a blogger.

    He’s a rich, professional white-hating racist, so he’s certainly part of the establishment.

  111. @Reg Cæsar

    Pretty Hate Machine, by Nine Inch Nails. I could get even more specific but no need to gross folks out.
     
    Too late.

    I think that album came out in 1989. It just didn’t get a hearing until 1991.

  112. @eah
    Are you seeing it yet America?

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DoMNA2fXUAUdkeJ.jpg

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    Somewhere, alone in a quiet room, Tim Wise makes a fist, and wishes he had a white cat to stroke with his other hand.
  113. @Gunnar von Cowtown
    No, Gordon is a Scottish surname, much like Stewart. John Stewart.... also Jewish.

    So, this whole episode with Wise got me thinking about this zany obsession with blondes. Was this even a thing before Jews took over all publishing and media? Did the ditzy blonde trope exist before the 1960s? Did the blonde Chad bully trope exist before the 1980s? Can anyone name a single instance of blonde stereotypes in American literature prior to the great migration of purged Mensheviks?

    This is not a rhetorical question.

    Did the blonde Chad bully trope exist before the 1980s?

    Good question. It does seem to be a post-’60s creation….None of the literary/pop culture blonds before that time were connected with bullying….At least none that I can think of….Hamlet* (usually depicted as a blond) doesn’t fit the “Chad” stereotype….Flash Gordon was a stalwart hero….

    As was Steve Rogers (aka Captain America)

    Shane was another good guy….

    *Despite the fact that Hamlet is frequently portrayed as a blond, his hair color is never mentioned in the play, and his father’s beard is described as a “sable silvered,” which can be taken as implying that Hamlet’s hair was probably dark.

    • Replies: @syonredux
    Terry Lee wasn't a bully....


    http://loac.idwpublishing.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/91tOoAPv7jL.jpg
  114. @Rosamond Vincy
    Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, published in 1927. There have been stage versions and a silent film, but the '50s version with Marilyn Monroe is the best known.

    Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, published in 1927. There have been stage versions and a silent film, but the ’50s version with Marilyn Monroe is the best known.

    Anita Loos, the book’s author, was a brunette….

    • Replies: @Rosamond Vincy
    She based cynical best friend Dorothy somewhat on herself.

    Apparently, Louise Brooks was one of the actresses who auditioned for the part of Dorothy in the silent version. When she asked Loos what she thought of her audition, Loos said, "Louise, if I ever have a part for a cigar store Indian, you will get it." (Brooks, a trained dancer who wouldn't take movies seriously until decades later, was more amused than hurt.)
  115. @Bugg
    Mr. Axis of Evil has weighed in and he is angry as all heck that Kavanaugh may have had a beer before turning 18. Apparently cosmopolitan Jewish Canadian boys who were the sons of Toronto media magnets did not so imbibe, lest they consort with that awful Irish Catholic rabble. Bit odd though; both served in the Bush Jr. White House, yet Frum savages his former colleague. Some rumblings Bush Jr. even reached out to Flake yesterday.Once again, the "cosmopolitans" do not like the great unwashed getting top jobs.

    https://www.facebook.com/davidjfrum/?__tn__=%2Cd%2CP-R&eid=ARCUDXYwT4STifIKXLD8MUDA1eo5_IS9e25HBkWQC9cpEfcVzELSObL98pmhndk9r314EEmN4M-VJDDg

    Frum

    To be frum (Yiddish: פֿרום‎; also transliterated frim; meaning “devout” or “pious”) is to be committed to the observance of Jewish religious law in a way that often exceeds the bare requirements of halakha, the collective body of Jewish religious laws.

    [MORE]

    Frummer can also have a negative connotation, similar to Chasid Shoteh (“pious idiot”), which is how the Talmud (Sotah 21B) describes a man who sees a woman drowning, but refuses to save her, and says, “It is not proper to look at her, and rescue her.” A frummer in that sense is a person displaying a disproportionate emphasis on technical aspects of religion, at the expense of worldly or practical concerns.

  116. @syonredux

    Did the blonde Chad bully trope exist before the 1980s?
     
    Good question. It does seem to be a post-'60s creation....None of the literary/pop culture blonds before that time were connected with bullying....At least none that I can think of....Hamlet* (usually depicted as a blond) doesn't fit the "Chad" stereotype....Flash Gordon was a stalwart hero....


    http://i0.wp.com/tophatsasquatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/flash5.jpg

    As was Steve Rogers (aka Captain America)

    https://kirbysgoldenagecaptain.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/cap1-pg5-panel.jpg

    Shane was another good guy....


    http://www.cowboysindians.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Shane_028Pyxurz.jpg

    *Despite the fact that Hamlet is frequently portrayed as a blond, his hair color is never mentioned in the play, and his father's beard is described as a "sable silvered," which can be taken as implying that Hamlet's hair was probably dark.

    Terry Lee wasn’t a bully….

  117. @Brutusale
    She grew up to be built like the proverbial brick outhouse.

    https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2017/09/18/09/4468D2F600000578-4893566-She_nailed_it_Anna_Chlumsky_looked_like_a_vision_in_an_elegant_s-a-13_1505724700596.jpg

    I’m not seeing a problem at this end.

  118. @The Wild Geese Howard
    We get far less per military dollar than the Chinese and Russians do.

    I know, I'm on the inside.

    The sloth, waste, and markups are incredible.

    Isn’t part of the reason that Russia & China exert their military influence close to their own borders. The US has to travel vast distances and set up local bases. So a big percentage of US military spending goes into the mundane costs of shipping, aircraft and supporting faraway bases.

  119. @hhsiii
    There’s definitely 80s revenge fantasy going on.

    An old friend, a woman, has a blog. She has a piece up, and yup, called Butn It All Down. It’s a thing. Claiming she knew Kavanaugh types. Frat boys. Privileged. Parties with old black men tending the bar. Grain alcohol punch. Sorority sisters saying they would never room with a black girl. Or if they let in black girls grandma wouldn’t pay her dues. Butn it down.

    I have thus far resisted reminding her she wrote the same type of thing after the UVa Haven Monahan story. Or that she frequented our fraternity house and we were actually integrated. Yeah, southern state university frat, 7-8 black guys, I roomed with one. One interned for Jesse Helms. But most of the privileged dudes were liberals.

    She was actually the member of the privileged lily white sorority. Which she confesses. But she is still Facebook friends with all the white frat boys she claims to despise on social media.

    It’s pure signalling; she does it for the attention she gets, truth and fairness be damned.

    She starts by remembering that once she heard a racist remark, then makes it mean that there surely had to be more racist remarks, which certainly means that everyone else was racist, which now that you say it has to mean that the fraternity was segregated.

    There! A nice fanfiction bound to get the Facebook likes she craves.

  120. Since Jews are apparently not allowed to comment on Brett Kavanaugh because of ethnocentrism or whatever the word is, I’ll let WASP Jeffrey Wells of Hollywood-elsewhere.com take it away instead:
    “I’ve run into guys like Kavanaugh from time to time, and they’re mostly about their lack of empathy (“The world is for the few,” etc.) and their like-minded buddy-bruhs and shared hostilities and belief in clubby entitlements. And I hate, hate, hate his crude, vaguely moaning, thick-tongued way of speaking — I loathe and despise the sound of his disgusting seal-bark voice. Ope!…ope!…ope!…ope! And those butt-ugly pig eyes. In a suit. The oinky eyes of a pugnacious Trenton, New Jersey bartender who’s been caught skimming.

    Kavanaugh’s sickening testimony followed the obviously truthful, straight-from-the-heart, straight-from-the-pain testimony of Palo Alto psychology professor Christine Blasey Ford. Her words and memories are and were obviously, 100%, drop-to-your-knees lucid and sincere, and shouldn’t be degraded by side-by-side comparisons to Kavanaugh’s Irish-street-punk taunts and rage-bombs.”
    http://hollywood-elsewhere.com/2018/09/cheap-taunting-bluster/

    • LOL: fish
    • Replies: @Desiderius
    We’ve witnessed the birth of a new genre. It’s more over the top than the most overdone satire, yet is intended to be taken as sincere to the core.

    Is this like the forty minute ovations for Stalin?
    , @ben tillman
    You're a lunatic. Or just a troll.
  121. @syonredux

    Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, published in 1927. There have been stage versions and a silent film, but the ’50s version with Marilyn Monroe is the best known.
     
    Anita Loos, the book's author, was a brunette....


    https://uncouthreflections.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/anita-loos.jpg

    She based cynical best friend Dorothy somewhat on herself.

    Apparently, Louise Brooks was one of the actresses who auditioned for the part of Dorothy in the silent version. When she asked Loos what she thought of her audition, Loos said, “Louise, if I ever have a part for a cigar store Indian, you will get it.” (Brooks, a trained dancer who wouldn’t take movies seriously until decades later, was more amused than hurt.)

  122. @Beeengso2
    Since Jews are apparently not allowed to comment on Brett Kavanaugh because of ethnocentrism or whatever the word is, I'll let WASP Jeffrey Wells of Hollywood-elsewhere.com take it away instead:
    "I’ve run into guys like Kavanaugh from time to time, and they’re mostly about their lack of empathy (“The world is for the few,” etc.) and their like-minded buddy-bruhs and shared hostilities and belief in clubby entitlements. And I hate, hate, hate his crude, vaguely moaning, thick-tongued way of speaking — I loathe and despise the sound of his disgusting seal-bark voice. Ope!…ope!…ope!…ope! And those butt-ugly pig eyes. In a suit. The oinky eyes of a pugnacious Trenton, New Jersey bartender who’s been caught skimming.

    Kavanaugh’s sickening testimony followed the obviously truthful, straight-from-the-heart, straight-from-the-pain testimony of Palo Alto psychology professor Christine Blasey Ford. Her words and memories are and were obviously, 100%, drop-to-your-knees lucid and sincere, and shouldn’t be degraded by side-by-side comparisons to Kavanaugh’s Irish-street-punk taunts and rage-bombs."
    http://hollywood-elsewhere.com/2018/09/cheap-taunting-bluster/

    We’ve witnessed the birth of a new genre. It’s more over the top than the most overdone satire, yet is intended to be taken as sincere to the core.

    Is this like the forty minute ovations for Stalin?

  123. @Forbes
    The face of a man?

    Funny you should say that as one of my boys resembles her more than a little, but hey with a name like Chlumsky you’re not getting Audrey Hepburn.

    Would that every woman did as much as she does with what God has given her. Similar vibe to Gal Godoy.

  124. @bro3886
    A Muslim was arrested with two bombs in his car in California a few days ago. Don't know if it was terrorism related. The case has gotten very little media attention.

    Remember how there were “gas leaks” and wierd infrastructural disasters every couple of weeks for a while there? Then that fell off. Somebody’s being allowed to do their job.

  125. @eah
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DoRxBh0XUAArFST.jpg

    Somewhere, alone in a quiet room, Tim Wise makes a fist, and wishes he had a white cat to stroke with his other hand.

  126. @donut
    I know of Twitter and facebbook , I just don't know how they work arschloch .

    Donut, to answer your question, no it’s not the real James Spader. It’s an anonymous alt-righter using Spader’s pic as his avatar. This is common on Twitter. There are a bunch of ‘Mel Gibsons,’ etc. The spicier accounts regularly get suspended and often reappear under a slightly different name until the next ban.

    Enjoy this sample of tweets from ‘Micheal Caine’ :

    https://twitter.com/mikealfredcaine/status/1036094506817318913

    https://twitter.com/mikealfredcaine/status/1035092161656541184

    https://twitter.com/mikealfredcaine/status/1031823886193577985

    https://twitter.com/mikealfredcaine/status/1030325730280792065

    • Replies: @donut
    OK , thanks .
  127. @Bugg
    Mr. Axis of Evil has weighed in and he is angry as all heck that Kavanaugh may have had a beer before turning 18. Apparently cosmopolitan Jewish Canadian boys who were the sons of Toronto media magnets did not so imbibe, lest they consort with that awful Irish Catholic rabble. Bit odd though; both served in the Bush Jr. White House, yet Frum savages his former colleague. Some rumblings Bush Jr. even reached out to Flake yesterday.Once again, the "cosmopolitans" do not like the great unwashed getting top jobs.

    https://www.facebook.com/davidjfrum/?__tn__=%2Cd%2CP-R&eid=ARCUDXYwT4STifIKXLD8MUDA1eo5_IS9e25HBkWQC9cpEfcVzELSObL98pmhndk9r314EEmN4M-VJDDg

    Mr. Axis of Evil has weighed in and he is angry as all heck that Kavanaugh may have had a beer before turning 18. Apparently cosmopolitan Jewish Canadian boys who were the sons of Toronto media magnets did not so imbibe, lest they consort with that awful Irish Catholic rabble.

    Apparently, Frum’s the only Jew in the world who has never been to a bar mitzvah. I did plenty of underage drinking, but the first time was at a bar mitzvah when I was 12.

  128. @Anonymous
    Good point in gerneral, but is Tim Wise really part of the elite? He's just a blogger.

    Good point in gerneral, but is Tim Wise really part of the elite? He’s just a blogger.

    “Elite” means “elected” or “chosen”.

  129. @Beeengso2
    Since Jews are apparently not allowed to comment on Brett Kavanaugh because of ethnocentrism or whatever the word is, I'll let WASP Jeffrey Wells of Hollywood-elsewhere.com take it away instead:
    "I’ve run into guys like Kavanaugh from time to time, and they’re mostly about their lack of empathy (“The world is for the few,” etc.) and their like-minded buddy-bruhs and shared hostilities and belief in clubby entitlements. And I hate, hate, hate his crude, vaguely moaning, thick-tongued way of speaking — I loathe and despise the sound of his disgusting seal-bark voice. Ope!…ope!…ope!…ope! And those butt-ugly pig eyes. In a suit. The oinky eyes of a pugnacious Trenton, New Jersey bartender who’s been caught skimming.

    Kavanaugh’s sickening testimony followed the obviously truthful, straight-from-the-heart, straight-from-the-pain testimony of Palo Alto psychology professor Christine Blasey Ford. Her words and memories are and were obviously, 100%, drop-to-your-knees lucid and sincere, and shouldn’t be degraded by side-by-side comparisons to Kavanaugh’s Irish-street-punk taunts and rage-bombs."
    http://hollywood-elsewhere.com/2018/09/cheap-taunting-bluster/

    You’re a lunatic. Or just a troll.

  130. Honest questions – who is Tim Jacob Wise?
    And why should anyone care?

  131. @Anon
    “After this week, I’d say that whatever the chances of an American military coup were before, they just doubled or tripled.”

    God, I hope so. Leftists are dangerous and have to be removed from power, permanently. If it were left up to them, they'd racially suppress the most valuable members of society (white males) while rescinding all of our freedoms, destroying the country in the process like ancient Rome. What Mao did in China could conceivably be repeated here at some point in the near future; it was already going that way with conservatives being fired from their jobs and being deplatformed; James Damore from Google for wrongthink and a former board member of Mozilla had to resign due to his political contributions. What kind of democracy is that? I feel that we are getting closer and closer to something bad happening. We can't let that happen, though. No matter what, we can't let what happened in Zimbabwe, and one day in South Africa, happen to the country we founded. Democracy depends upon participants being willing to accept a social contract of behavior. Leftists have rejected that contract, so we are within our rights to defend ourselves from them. They've rejected that because they've been empowered by immigration. Increasingly, they are able to get away with whatever bad behavior they wish.

    The downside here is that Trump isn't the guy we need. But Trump need not be made king for things to change and get better. There are other ways.

    Probably the best thing that could happen now is the veterans seizing control like they did in the movie/book Starship Troopers. Despite Verhoeven's obvious attempt at satire, I'm increasingly wondering if that type of government wouldn't be superior to what we have now. Let's examine realistically.

    1. From the opening sequences: "Something given has no value."

    Exactly. By limiting voting rights to those who served in the military in some capacity, we self-select for people who have a stake in how things are run. This group, therefore, exercises political authority on behalf of their interests, which coincides with the interests of the state and the people, not left-wing social climbing psychopaths.

    In fact, this is how things used to be in the United States. The country at its founding limited voting rights to white male land owners, people who both had a stake in the system and who were worthy to exercise political authority - land owning being a sort of competence test. If, however, we started America over again in the current social climate, not only would we never have reached our current station in the world, but we'd probably never even have fought the revolution to begin with because we would have been out voted at the ballot box. Something like this happens in Israel, although it's compulsory while I am merely proposing a voluntary arrangement. That's why they are able to defend themselves.

    From time to time, I've seen a few conservatives make the argument that monarchy is better than democracy because the king supposedly has a stake in how his country is run: he wants to leave a kingdom to his children. I disagree. I think the movie/book provides a better system for governance: the best, most conservative men sign up to serve in the military and the vote is limited to them. They have a stake in the country as a monarch would have but a limited democracy of that sort would be more efficient than a monarch because we could remove bad leaders. Otherwise, we'd be stuck with a bad king for life; a government of this sort should be somewhat more resistant to the incompetence of bad monarchs who can't be removed from power. See Saudi Arabia as an example.

    2. Distinguishing between civilians and citizens self-selects for conservative men. That eliminates feminists and liberals from exercising power. In that society, political correctness of the current variety is eliminated. No more feminist perverts taking pics of men's crotches and calling it "manspreading," no more anti-white racism masquerading as political correctness, no more SJWs in movies or video games or media, no more witch hunts, no more Sabrina Rubin Erdelys in power anywhere.

    3. "Violence is the supreme authority from which all other authorities are derived." A simple acknowledgement of fact that would remove a lot of the utopianism of the current age (i.e. making the world safe for democracy and transforming Iraq into Ireland).

    4. This type of government, under the correct strictures such as a constitution and term limits, has legitimacy as what really legitimizes a government is the ability to change it based on its performance, not who votes or under what circumstances. People in this government would indeed vote, it's just that voting would be limited to the worthy - those who have proved themselves.

    5. This government would have the spine to enact wise policies not currently possible in the current divisive age. It could solve our birthrate problem by enacting policies to encourage valuable members of society to reproduce, something impossible nowadays because feminists and leftists have power. It could solve our environmental problems in a way that is both conducive to business interests and the national interest. It could also solve our demographic problems just as Israel does. This explains China's remarkable success as they are able to enact many of the same policies without input from leftists. Israel also has a society somewhat similar to what I'm proposing.

    6. This government would have legitimacy because anyone could theoretically join and prove themselves worthy and vote. Those who don't vote shouldn't because they didn't have what it takes.

    7. This type of government could eliminate modern political divisiveness by removing political parties. Since the voting pool is limited in size and limited to worthy individuals, it stands to reason that political parties could be more reasonably abolished and personal attacks on fellow candidates eliminated.

    8. We could start it off by letting all registered republicans and likely conservatives + active military and veterans vote. We could then restrict voting rights for new citizens to those who completed a two year tour of service (something that is mandatory in Israel).

    9. This type of government wins the culture wars by shifting society rightward by institutional bias. No more pleading with the powers that be for fairness. In this system, we are the power.

    10. This type of government would have campaign finance reform introduced by institutional bias. With a smaller, patriotic voting pool, money becomes less important in elections. Therefore, the oligarchs lose all their power over time as elections can no longer be bought. No more control of our government by big corporations and special interest groups.

    11. The public has immense respect for the military, so a transition to this kind of government would be somewhat easier to accomplish than transitioning other forms, like partitioning (something we still need to be considering if things go badly over the next few years).

    There are some risks here, such as runaway military spending. However, we already have that, so I don't seen how things could be much worse. Besides, white male patriots are pretty ethical and competent compared to other groups. If there is any group that could run the country well, it is them.

    Sounds good but how do we start?

  132. @Jenner Ickham Errican
    Donut, to answer your question, no it’s not the real James Spader. It’s an anonymous alt-righter using Spader’s pic as his avatar. This is common on Twitter. There are a bunch of ‘Mel Gibsons,’ etc. The spicier accounts regularly get suspended and often reappear under a slightly different name until the next ban.

    Enjoy this sample of tweets from ‘Micheal Caine’ :

    https://twitter.com/mikealfredcaine/status/1036094506817318913

    https://twitter.com/mikealfredcaine/status/1035092161656541184

    https://twitter.com/mikealfredcaine/status/1031823886193577985

    https://twitter.com/mikealfredcaine/status/1030325730280792065

    OK , thanks .

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