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From the Jewish Telegraph Agency:

Women’s March leader Tamika Mallory attacks Starbucks for including ADL in bias trainings
April 18, 2018 11:00am

(JTA) — A Women’s March leader mired in controversy because of her association with the virulently anti-Semitic Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan has attacked Starbucks for including the Anti-Defamation League among its advisers on bias.

Tamika Mallory in a tweet Tuesday evening accused the Jewish group of “constantly attacking black and brown people.”

The coffee giant said Tuesday that it had solicited counseling from a number of groups, including the ADL, the NAACP and others, after national outrage following the arrest last weekend of two black men sitting at one of its Philadelphia outlets.

Starbucks announced Tuesday that it would close its more than 8,000 stores in the United States on the afternoon of May 29 to conduct racial-bias education with staff.

“So you are aware, Starbucks was on a decent track until they enlisted the Anti-Defamation League to build their anti-bias training,” Mallory tweeted. “The ADL is CONSTANTLY attacking black and brown people. This is a sign that they are tone deaf and not committed to addressing the concerns of black folks. Be clear about what’s happening here.”

Mallory wasn’t specific in her criticism, although the ADL had criticized her and Women’s March in February after Mallory tweeted enthusiastically about her attendance at a speech in which Farrakhan attacked Jews, women and the LGBTQ community.

The ADL’s CEO, Jonathan Greenblatt, was one of several national and local experts Starbucks had asked to consult on racial bias following the weekend’s incident. The others include Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative; Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund; Heather McGhee, president of Demos; and former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.

This kind of black versus Jewish spatting goes way back, such as the Brownsville-Ocean Hill war in the New York public schools in the late 1960s in which newly empowered black activists tried to fire the Jewish and Irish schoolteachers, the 1990 humiliation of Spike Lee for making fun of Jewish jazz club owners (from which Spike’s career never quite recovered), and so forth and so on.

The usual resolution is that both sides eventually agree to never mention the incident again and instead to blame White People even more than before.

 
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  1. Hotep Jesus scores free coffee by pretending to play the victim. Major lulz.

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    • Replies: @El Dato
    It's Sharebucks.

    "Be clear about what’s happening here.”
     
    Totally.

    Next stop: Shariabucks.
    , @Truth
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
    , @RonaldB
    I couldn't watch this while I was eating. I was afraid I would get food on the screen from laughing.

    Perhaps Starbucks could have a "free black coffee for black people" day. They could re- institute the old brown paper bag test: anyone who is darker than the paper bag gets a free black coffee.
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  2. At least it is not as bad as what happened to H&M…

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  3. Magically, on May 29th, America discovers that it really doesn’t need overly priced coffee that tastes like it was burnt and strained through a dirty sock. Thousands of baristas thrown out of work turn on SJWs every where. If only.

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    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    It'd be great to have a switch-your-coffeeshop day on May 29th after noon. How damn hard can it be for people? I don't care for anything but an occasional hot chocolate, so I have no stake in this, except to sit back, eat a piece of way-lower-than $5/slice coffeecake at home and watch the fun.

    I just got done writing about boycotts and buycotts on Monday, here, here, and here. I think they are often the only way the public can have a say in what goes on in their world. Money does talk.

    You are right that the baristas won't turn on their fellow SJWs. They'd blame the whole thing on "capitalism" somehow. Too much time in coffeeshops breeds Communists both in front of and behind the counter, as these baristas have to listen to that BS all day long.

    , @Alfa158
    What’s up with that stuff they sell anyway? In the Italian community we used to joke back in the old days that Americans drank dishwater for coffee, so did someone at Starbucks think that going to the opposite extreme and roasting coffee beans into cinders was the way to fix it? Or maybe it was a ploy: destroy the coffee and instead of selling the stuff straight, you pump up the prices and margins by motivating customers to order coffee loaded with all sorts of extra ingredients to make it palatable.
    , @Steve from Detroit
    I could not agree more, although I have a feeling the whole thing was a setup. And Alfa158 is also correct when he says Starbucks customers put four or five other ingredients in the coffee just to make it palatable. At that point it ceases to be coffee. Give me Illy any day of the week.
    , @Kevin O'Keeffe

    Magically, on May 29th, America discovers that it really doesn’t need overly priced coffee that tastes like it was burnt and strained through a dirty sock.
     
    I used to think that was just something people said, in order to showcase their disdain for soulless franchise mega-capitalism. But no, they burn the crap out of their coffee. Every darn time. Most Starbuck's patrons don't seem to notice, I think, because they're not there for coffee. They're there for a milkshake, one which they can tell themselves was merely "coffee". As a person who drinks only black coffee, Starbuck's doesn't seem particularly expensive, but it sucks. It's just really rather bad.
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  4. Magically, on May 29th, America discovers that it doesn’t need over priced coffee that tastes like it was burnt and strained through a dirty sock. Thousands of baristas, suddenly without jobs, turn on SJWs everywhere. If only.

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    • Replies: @yaqub the mad scientist
    Thousands of baristas, suddenly without jobs, turn on SJWs everywhere.


    More timely than ever.
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  5. Steve,

    As usual a good post but I think this observation is off:

    “the 1990 humiliation of Spike Lee for making fun of Jewish jazz club owners (from which Spike’s career never quite recovered)”

    Looking at all the films Lee directed after “Mo Better Blues” — many did better box office than the justly praised “Do The Right Thing.” For example, his next film “Jungle Fever” did a respectable (for Lee at the time) $31.7 million and then he made “Malcolm X” which made $48.1 million. Of course, much later Lee had his first real box office hit as a hired gun on “Inside Man” which went on to make over $185 million world wide. I would say he did just fine after the Jewish jazz club owner criticism.

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    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    But Spike was a genuinely talented auteur in a culture that desperately wants to have one to celebrate.

    Malcolm X was supposed to be Spike's magnum opus, a 100 million dollar box office movie that would win lots of Oscars. He had a major movie star in Denzel Washington who looked exactly like Malcolm. The stars seemed to be in alignment.

    Spike put on the most spectacular one man press promotion for a movie I've ever seen. Spike was supposed to move up to massive status in American culture ...

    But he couldn't get as big of a budget as he wanted for Malcolm X and the Oscar recognition was skimpy. His career ever since has been hit and miss. Give him a do over on his casting the Turturro Brothers as greedy Jewish exploiters of black musical talent in Mo' Better Blues and a lot of things might have been different for Spike's career.

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  6. Russiagate or Russiahate has to be the biggest Hate Hoax in US history.

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    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
    Agree. So naturally this massive fabrication ran the table at the Pulitzers this year.

    Of course we've been here before.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Duranty#Scholarship_on_Duranty's_work
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  7. Do baristas work for tip?

    If yes, will they get tip equivalent pay for re-education?

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  8. Anon[425] • Disclaimer says: • Website

    the 1990 humiliation of Spike Lee for making fun of Jewish jazz club owners (from which Spike’s career never quite recovered)

    I don’t think that was it. After all, he was allowed to MALCOLM X.

    Lee was vastly overrated with DTRT because it was a socially relevant movie that purported to look at the truth. It’s mostly BS.

    Still, Lee has to be given credit as one of the few genuinely personal directors who didn’t just want to make genre movies. But most such movies don’t win at the box office.

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    • Replies: @Truth

    I don’t think that was it. After all, he was allowed to MALCOLM X.
     
    Oh no, Old Sport, he was not ALLOWED to make Malcolm X, he was encouraged, and possibly requested of,at gunpoint, to make Malcolm X, as any, fairly well renowned black person who preaches anything about racial division, is.
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  9. Jews got Golfocaust. Let blacks have Cafecaust.. or Jim Brew… esp as I don’t think they will get Jim Grow(the weed).

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    • Replies: @anon
    Is Jim Brew a mocha?
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  10. Can anyone find “The Civil War Between the Negroes and the Jews” from National Lampoon? I remember the war beginning with the Negroes refusing to pick up the Jews’ garbage, and escalated when the Jews, who controlled all the radio stations, made them play only Muzak, thereby rendering the Negroes’ jam boxes useless. Or something like that.

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    • Replies: @Gozo
    National Lampoon, Jan 1980


    http://www.luckyfrogfarms.com/cook/NL/1980%27s/1980/1980_01.pdf
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  11. This is more like a Holy War.

    Which people are more holy?

    Btw, I don’t think Jewish customers have much problem at Starbucks, so why is ADL getting involved?
    Besides, I’m not sure the Gazan Way favored by ADL will be very helpful.

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    • Replies: @PV van der Byl
    Tbe head of the ADL, Jonathan Greenblatt, made a small fortune selling his bottled water business to Starbucks years ago. He and Schultz have been tight ever since. As unlikely as it must seem to most iSteve commenters, Schultz is probably politically stupid enough to believe that the ADL can protect him.
    , @Olorin
    https://www.jta.org/2018/04/15/news-opinion/black-men-arrested-philadelphia-starbucks-waiting-local-jewish-businessman

    The two black men whose arrest at a Starbucks in Philadelphia has gone viral were waiting for a local Jewish businessman, Andrew Yaffe, who tried to stop their arrest.
     
    The Jewish "businessman" is in real estate.

    He was reported elsewhere as a "white businessman."

    That area of Philly is heavily Jewish and not far from where Sabrina Rubin Erdely--who fantasizes in print about gangrape, pedophilia, and heroin addiction for major magazines--lives. If there's gentrification happening, or about to happen, particularly in the blacker parts of Philly, it's a sure bet there are Philly real estate, legal, and banking Jews involved.

    This is, by the way, a demographic description of the FIRE economy in Philly, though I imagine some will not like or want to read it as such.

    , @Nachum
    The ADL long ago stopped being about Jews only and entered the general race huckster business.

    They've also been lacing into Israel lately. Not nice enough to "refugees," you see.
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  12. “humiliation of Spike Lee for making fun of Jewish jazz club owners (from which Spike’s career never quite recovered)”

    Maybe because his movies suck? Is that why blacks didn’t come out to see Chiraq?

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    • Replies: @Anonymous
    His documentary about the New Orleans flood was unbearable. His worldview is like a child.

    He's just a very unappealing guy.
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  13. The alliance between Israel and Apartheid South Africa is another reason black nationalists hate the ADL.

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  14. @Jeffrey S.
    Steve,

    As usual a good post but I think this observation is off:

    "the 1990 humiliation of Spike Lee for making fun of Jewish jazz club owners (from which Spike’s career never quite recovered)"

    Looking at all the films Lee directed after "Mo Better Blues" -- many did better box office than the justly praised "Do The Right Thing." For example, his next film "Jungle Fever" did a respectable (for Lee at the time) $31.7 million and then he made "Malcolm X" which made $48.1 million. Of course, much later Lee had his first real box office hit as a hired gun on "Inside Man" which went on to make over $185 million world wide. I would say he did just fine after the Jewish jazz club owner criticism.

    But Spike was a genuinely talented auteur in a culture that desperately wants to have one to celebrate.

    Malcolm X was supposed to be Spike’s magnum opus, a 100 million dollar box office movie that would win lots of Oscars. He had a major movie star in Denzel Washington who looked exactly like Malcolm. The stars seemed to be in alignment.

    Spike put on the most spectacular one man press promotion for a movie I’ve ever seen. Spike was supposed to move up to massive status in American culture …

    But he couldn’t get as big of a budget as he wanted for Malcolm X and the Oscar recognition was skimpy. His career ever since has been hit and miss. Give him a do over on his casting the Turturro Brothers as greedy Jewish exploiters of black musical talent in Mo’ Better Blues and a lot of things might have been different for Spike’s career.

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    • Replies: @syonredux

    Give him a do over on his casting the Turturro Brothers as greedy Jewish exploiters of black musical talent in Mo’ Better Blues and a lot of things might have been different for Spike’s career.
     
    Maybe Spike should follow the lead of George Lucas and digitally remove the offending footage? And replace it with inserts featuring WASP-twins played by William Hurt?
    , @kimchilover
    I have to admit, I never thought of this perspective before (go figure). Do the Right Thing came out just as I was starting to get into film and it was released on Criterion laserdisc (there's no way you don't know that reference) just as I was REALLY getting into film; which is when I first saw it. I thought it was pretty brilliant, but his career has been an agonizing train wreck ever since Malcolm X (although Clockers wasn't bad and Chi-Raq could have been interesting but wasn't). His ultimate fall from grace (for me), however, was his spectacular inability to pull-off easy genre films like Summer of Sam (serial killer movies) and Oldboy (revenge flicks). His Oldboy remake was particularly egregious, as the 2001 South Korean original is still one of my favorite films of the 21st century...he literally didn't understand a single, solitary thing that made the original so electrifying. He kinda makes me sad, it's so obvious he's artistically lost.
    , @jimmyriddle
    Spike Lee is a real talent, but when he was at his best he knew how to work with small budgets, and how to smuggle difficult topics into entertaining packages.

    For example, Jungle Fever was marketed as film about interracial relationships, but is really about the crack epidemic in Black urban communities.

    At his best, he casts a critical eye on every group. That's why X was a weak film IMHO, and a bigger budget wouldn't have fixed that.
    , @utu
    The producers of Crash (2004) learned the lesson and cast Tony Danza as a Hollywood producer. It was a movie about interactions between all kinds of ethnic groups (whites, blacks, asians, latinos, middle easterners) but Jews were not included.
    , @PiltdownMan
    I think Spike Lee's sensibility, which can be quite cynical about black characters and their motivations too, became a tad anachronistic for the black audience in the age of TNC and BLM piousness.

    Of course, auteurs do have their creative periods and fade away (and sometimes come back) so that might have happened to Spike, too.

    I don't think the budgets matter as much. He could have just kept on going, doing relatively small budget movies, just as Wes Anderson has (I think.)

    , @Almost Missouri
    How have the Turturro Brothers' careers been since then?
    , @Twodees Partain
    Lee isn't really a very talented director. Look over the films he has been handed (the ones that he didn't write) and you can see that he actually ruins the film with his insistence on inserting his little trademark scenes: the character on rails rushing toward the camera, the character (sometimes himself in a cameo appearance) holding a 40 of "Da Bomb Malt Liquor" with the finned cap, to name the two most noticed. "Clockers" was one, "Inside Man" was another. Lee ruined both of those films.

    Lee is pretty much an affirmative action director who wouldn't get a dime of backing for his own projects nor the slot as director in other projects if he was white.
    , @Truth
    Hey, Orson Welles directed ten movies and nine were box-office bombs. The "auteur" thing is really only palpable to SWiPpLes.
    , @Mr. Anon
    I remember Malcolm X as being a pretty good movie, even as it was. That was the only Spike Lee movie I ever saw.
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  15. @Buffalo Joe
    Magically, on May 29th, America discovers that it really doesn't need overly priced coffee that tastes like it was burnt and strained through a dirty sock. Thousands of baristas thrown out of work turn on SJWs every where. If only.

    It’d be great to have a switch-your-coffeeshop day on May 29th after noon. How damn hard can it be for people? I don’t care for anything but an occasional hot chocolate, so I have no stake in this, except to sit back, eat a piece of way-lower-than $5/slice coffeecake at home and watch the fun.

    I just got done writing about boycotts and buycotts on Monday, here, here, and here. I think they are often the only way the public can have a say in what goes on in their world. Money does talk.

    You are right that the baristas won’t turn on their fellow SJWs. They’d blame the whole thing on “capitalism” somehow. Too much time in coffeeshops breeds Communists both in front of and behind the counter, as these baristas have to listen to that BS all day long.

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  16. OT Black teacher boasts online about deliberately misgrading white students.

    https://squawker.org/culture-wars/black-woman-brags-about-giving-white-students-lower-grades-on-papers/

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  17. I never, ever patronize Star Bucks and I despise their overwrought lattes and other horrible, over priced concoctions. There is only one way to drink coffee, black and strong, no sugar. Best way to consume it is on an empty stomach. It is a bit medicinal this way. But taken after a heavy meal it will cut through the fats n grease a bit.

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    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    I like my coffee just like my women - strong and black.

    Ba-dum!
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  18. Wow – 8,000 stores! Think of all the manhours wasted! I mean, I know it is just overpriced coffee, but it’s got to be representative of the wider economy. And the fact that it was only US stores is pretty telling too.

    I hope that all this going straight into some book to teach others about how diversity is our strength.

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    Wow – 8,000 stores! Think of all the manhours wasted! I mean, I know it is just overpriced coffee, but it’s got to be representative of the wider economy. And the fact that it was only US stores is pretty telling too.
     
    Starbucks' is a $20 billion/yr company. They are going to lose a lot of revenue. I imagine Jesse Jackson and others in the civil rights biz like the $PLC would prefer Starbucks to remain open on that day and instead donate a considerable sum to their coffers. They'd probably get better press and lose less money if they just coughed up $10 million in indulgences and stayed open.
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  19. @Eric Ruttencutter
    Can anyone find “The Civil War Between the Negroes and the Jews” from National Lampoon? I remember the war beginning with the Negroes refusing to pick up the Jews’ garbage, and escalated when the Jews, who controlled all the radio stations, made them play only Muzak, thereby rendering the Negroes’ jam boxes useless. Or something like that.
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    • Replies: @40 Acres and A Kardashian
    Wow. John Hughes used the N word.

    Of course, his movies were suspiciously overwhelmingly white, even for the 80's.
    , @L Woods

    Sirs: What ho,chaps!
    We are thousands of obnoxious bully-bully white Rhodesians just waiting for things to get too hot for us so that we can hit the ocean in our boats, just like those little yellow fellows from Vietnam. Oh, we can talk about holding fast here, but we know we'll be thronging to your shores any day now. We're as socially attractive as a bunch of Australians drunk on raw bush wine, and as in­ tellectually advanced as the gang of Dutch farmers that runs South Africa. We like to walk up and down the streets wearing short pants, sub­-machine guns, and smiles as winning as that little brown hole in the middle of Margaret Thatcher's backside. We'll be sure to tell you our whining tale of the injustice of it all and then you can all be sorry you never gave us enough money to pack those black
    boys back into the peanut shells they grow out of.
    Lots of jolly good Rhodesians, Waiting
     
    Wut
    , @Reg Cæsar
    Do you have links for the classic "Dixie Nixon", or the "Happiness Is..." issue that Charles M Schulz sued them over?
    , @Eric Ruttencutter
    Thanks. That was even funnier than I remember.
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  20. @Steve Sailer
    But Spike was a genuinely talented auteur in a culture that desperately wants to have one to celebrate.

    Malcolm X was supposed to be Spike's magnum opus, a 100 million dollar box office movie that would win lots of Oscars. He had a major movie star in Denzel Washington who looked exactly like Malcolm. The stars seemed to be in alignment.

    Spike put on the most spectacular one man press promotion for a movie I've ever seen. Spike was supposed to move up to massive status in American culture ...

    But he couldn't get as big of a budget as he wanted for Malcolm X and the Oscar recognition was skimpy. His career ever since has been hit and miss. Give him a do over on his casting the Turturro Brothers as greedy Jewish exploiters of black musical talent in Mo' Better Blues and a lot of things might have been different for Spike's career.

    Give him a do over on his casting the Turturro Brothers as greedy Jewish exploiters of black musical talent in Mo’ Better Blues and a lot of things might have been different for Spike’s career.

    Maybe Spike should follow the lead of George Lucas and digitally remove the offending footage? And replace it with inserts featuring WASP-twins played by William Hurt?

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    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Maybe Spike should follow the lead of George Lucas and digitally remove the offending footage?
     
    Or marry a much younger person of another race.
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  21. Those two guys should be given a lifetime of free coffee at that location in exchange for kicking out other rent-seekers – it may be necessary to arm them and supply the staff with bullet-proof vests.

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  22. The usual resolution is that both sides eventually agree to never mention the incident again and instead to blame White People even more than before.

    Good and funny stuff as usual. In this Starbucks case though, I don’t see how we have anything to lose, as long as “we” are not baristas at Starbucks. This afternoon break make wake up some SJWs working there, but probably just be a relief for them from the grind (get it?).

    This Black vs. Jew grievance-organization rift seems simply about how much time in those 4 hours (minus coffee breaks) this one time, should be spent on verbally bashing white people for being biased against one or the other group. I don’t care, and Starbucks can only lose, money-wise on this whole thing, as most black people prefer a 40-oz malted beverage over a grande cappach… hell, they can’t even axe for it by name… how embarrassing is that?

    If some kind of deal is reached to really favor black customers in some fashion, that’s just gonna wake up more people who may start to wonder why coffee costs $5 now to begin with just because it comes in Italian-named varieties.

    Now, for an example of how these “sensitivity session” should probably not be run come May 29th in the PM:

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  23. Does the girl manager who was fired by Starbucks for calling the police have any legal recourse?

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    only crying white tears
    , @J.Ross
    I have seen people saying you can sue but surely in this case she would never win (although she might eventually get a settlement).
    , @william munny
    Yes, since it appears she was only fired for following the store's quite sensible policy (you know from living in an urban area what happens if you don't enforce these policies). But the manner and speed in which the "resignation" was handled suggests that she was asked to resign and given a generous severance package, which includes a release.
    , @Twodees Partain
    If she does, she's better off not exercising it. This should wake her up and help her move toward a more financially rewarding career. This incident should show her how bad a career with an SJW run corporation is going to be.
    , @Truth
    Probably not, Old Sport, but there is entirely NOTHING I have found in the US legal code that would prevent David Pinsen Enterprises, Inc. from offering her a nice cushy, and well -remunerated position.
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  24. You think the future doesn’t know how to block a bridge?

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  25. OT:

    Germany: outrage as rap album with alleged antisemitic lyrics wins prize

    ttps://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/16/germany-rap-album-alleged-antisemitic-lyrics-prize-kollegah-farid-bang

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  26. @Dave Pinsen
    Does the girl manager who was fired by Starbucks for calling the police have any legal recourse?

    only crying white tears

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  27. I’m telling you all, if we can manage to hold together ourselves past the November midterms, the “resistance” might be resisting a lot less.

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    • Replies: @J.Ross
    Why? Are police going to resume enforcing laws against assault?
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  28. @Steve Sailer
    But Spike was a genuinely talented auteur in a culture that desperately wants to have one to celebrate.

    Malcolm X was supposed to be Spike's magnum opus, a 100 million dollar box office movie that would win lots of Oscars. He had a major movie star in Denzel Washington who looked exactly like Malcolm. The stars seemed to be in alignment.

    Spike put on the most spectacular one man press promotion for a movie I've ever seen. Spike was supposed to move up to massive status in American culture ...

    But he couldn't get as big of a budget as he wanted for Malcolm X and the Oscar recognition was skimpy. His career ever since has been hit and miss. Give him a do over on his casting the Turturro Brothers as greedy Jewish exploiters of black musical talent in Mo' Better Blues and a lot of things might have been different for Spike's career.

    I have to admit, I never thought of this perspective before (go figure). Do the Right Thing came out just as I was starting to get into film and it was released on Criterion laserdisc (there’s no way you don’t know that reference) just as I was REALLY getting into film; which is when I first saw it. I thought it was pretty brilliant, but his career has been an agonizing train wreck ever since Malcolm X (although Clockers wasn’t bad and Chi-Raq could have been interesting but wasn’t). His ultimate fall from grace (for me), however, was his spectacular inability to pull-off easy genre films like Summer of Sam (serial killer movies) and Oldboy (revenge flicks). His Oldboy remake was particularly egregious, as the 2001 South Korean original is still one of my favorite films of the 21st century…he literally didn’t understand a single, solitary thing that made the original so electrifying. He kinda makes me sad, it’s so obvious he’s artistically lost.

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    Summer Of Sam felt like one of the weaker Scorsese films. It was like a good-on-paper back-scratching project thought up by urban industry folks but which flops in Peoria. OTOH it did get ahead of the early-00s Who revival/boomlet.
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  29. Had Tamika Mallory tweeted “constantly attacking black and brown people as well as gun owners” she would surely be accused of being Alt-right and anti-semitic.

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  30. @Steve Sailer
    But Spike was a genuinely talented auteur in a culture that desperately wants to have one to celebrate.

    Malcolm X was supposed to be Spike's magnum opus, a 100 million dollar box office movie that would win lots of Oscars. He had a major movie star in Denzel Washington who looked exactly like Malcolm. The stars seemed to be in alignment.

    Spike put on the most spectacular one man press promotion for a movie I've ever seen. Spike was supposed to move up to massive status in American culture ...

    But he couldn't get as big of a budget as he wanted for Malcolm X and the Oscar recognition was skimpy. His career ever since has been hit and miss. Give him a do over on his casting the Turturro Brothers as greedy Jewish exploiters of black musical talent in Mo' Better Blues and a lot of things might have been different for Spike's career.

    Spike Lee is a real talent, but when he was at his best he knew how to work with small budgets, and how to smuggle difficult topics into entertaining packages.

    For example, Jungle Fever was marketed as film about interracial relationships, but is really about the crack epidemic in Black urban communities.

    At his best, he casts a critical eye on every group. That’s why X was a weak film IMHO, and a bigger budget wouldn’t have fixed that.

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  31. I can’t believe there hasn’t been been a call for:

    #FreeCoffee&[email protected]

    And stuff like that. Because...it would work. You could literally start a meme that picks a day and have black folks #ShowUpNForceForFreeStuff…eventually, it would be every day…subsidized by everyone else. If you are black, you just get free stuff, out in the open. None of this food stampy, free electric bill vouchers (real thing) and free breakfast and lunches for your school kids. This would be legit, transparent free stuff in front of everyone.

    What’s funny is the same liberals that are totally cool with given blacks preferential treatment in jobs (including six figure ones), college admissions, medical school, law school, and all sorts of other stuff, would remind us that, ya know, it’s not like coffee is free, folks ! Starbucks cannot afford that! But you can afford to pack your stuff and move to have better schools, or give up your job. etc etc

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  32. Anonymous[400] • Disclaimer says:

    According to Shaq, black people don’t drink coffee:

    http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/shaquille-o-neal-black-people-don-drink-coffee-article-1.2360737

    Basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal refused to team up with coffee giant Starbucks because “black people don’t drink coffee.”

    “My agent called me up and he says ‘Howard Schultz wants to do business with you,’” O’Neal told sports reporter Graham Bensinger. “And I’m like, “coffee, eh.’ Because growing up, in my household, I’d never seen a black person drink coffee. So it was my thought process that black people didn’t drink coffee.”

    Schultz, Starbuck’s CEO, floated the idea of opening franchises in predominantly black communities with O’Neal’s help. But the NBA star — who grew up drinking sweet tea and hot chocolate — had no experience with coffee.

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    Starbucks doesn’t have franchises - the stores are corporate owned. They did a rare partnership with Magic Johnson, who opened stores in Harlem and other black neighborhoods. Blacks do drink coffee, generally with a lot of sugar in it. But Starbucks also has sweet frozen drinks, hot chocolate, etc.
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  33. @Boethiuss
    I'm telling you all, if we can manage to hold together ourselves past the November midterms, the "resistance" might be resisting a lot less.

    Why? Are police going to resume enforcing laws against assault?

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    Why? Are police going to resume enforcing laws against assault?
     
    Because instead of maintaining some kind of self-image as the vanguard of a new demographic wave, they'll be just random hoodlums, and can be treated by all parties that way, not least themselves.
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  35. ADL is the Starbucks of the racial grievance industry (or, maybe, SPLC is *$, and ADL is Dunkin Ds).

    And in this case, they are clearly taking revenue from Black owned, mom & pop, Implicit Bias training vendors. That must be a microaggression, or Jewsplaining, or some such.

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  36. OT seen at /pol/:

    Hey /pol/ remember that one time a couple [namecalling is wrong, even when our side does it]s murdered an emergency room doctor who was also a medical school professor and the president of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine in Indiana over like $500 worth of stuff?

    Yeah, me neither

    I wish I could figure out why two [namecalling is wrong]s getting arrested for [misbehav]ing in a Starbucks has made international headlines while the murder of an Attending Physician and Professor of Medicine gets swept under the rug?

    Man someone help me understand this? I don’t think I get it lol :S

    https://www.indystar.com/story/news/crime/2017/12/14/police-arrest-2-slaying-iu-school-medicine-educator/952723001/

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  37. @Dave Pinsen
    Does the girl manager who was fired by Starbucks for calling the police have any legal recourse?

    I have seen people saying you can sue but surely in this case she would never win (although she might eventually get a settlement).

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    I was thinking of her suing not so much for being fired but for being calumnied:

    https://twitter.com/dpinsen/status/986830514555408384
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  38. @Gozo
    National Lampoon, Jan 1980


    http://www.luckyfrogfarms.com/cook/NL/1980%27s/1980/1980_01.pdf

    Wow. John Hughes used the N word.

    Of course, his movies were suspiciously overwhelmingly white, even for the 80′s.

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  39. @Buffalo Joe
    Magically, on May 29th, America discovers that it really doesn't need overly priced coffee that tastes like it was burnt and strained through a dirty sock. Thousands of baristas thrown out of work turn on SJWs every where. If only.

    What’s up with that stuff they sell anyway? In the Italian community we used to joke back in the old days that Americans drank dishwater for coffee, so did someone at Starbucks think that going to the opposite extreme and roasting coffee beans into cinders was the way to fix it? Or maybe it was a ploy: destroy the coffee and instead of selling the stuff straight, you pump up the prices and margins by motivating customers to order coffee loaded with all sorts of extra ingredients to make it palatable.

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    They put in a lot more caffeine than typical coffees elsewhere. This makes people more addicted to Starbucks. That's basically they're secret. Once you start drinking Starbucks, everywhere else has too weak coffee, and you need to go to Starbucks to get enough caffeine otherwise you feel like crap.
    , @PiltdownMan
    Starbucks is a huge buyer of coffee beans in bulk, from a variety of sources, in a variety of types, the better to minimize cost of goods.

    It over-roasts its coffee to cover up the significant differences in flavor between bean types, and has successfully trained its clientele's palates to accept that as being the "Starbucks flavor" for coffee.

    AFAIK. Might be apocryphal.

    , @AndrewR
    The "American coffee is weak" meme is tiresome. It's like someone who only drinks straight liquor shots calling beer weak because it's lower proof.
    , @PV van der Byl
    Spengler backs Starbucks boycott for similar reasoning:
    https://pjmedia.com/spengler/plea-solidarity-people-dont-order-stuff-starbucks/
    , @Buffalo Joe
    When I was a Boy Scout we would make camp coffee in a porcelain sided perculator pot over an open fire. The brew was always way too strong but we lightened it with Pet's condensed milk in a can. That thick, syrupy milk and a couple of teaspoons of sugar made a coffee that was very drinkable. I have tried but I can't seem to make a cup of Starbuck's suitable to my taste. When the blacks start to burn down the Starbucks stores, I can brew camp coffee over the smouldering embers. They still sell condensed milk.
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  40. If I were a Republican, I would try to break the black/Jewish alliance

    For a while I think the thought was that blacks/Hispanics would be fighting each other (a la Steve king’s comment) but I think the reality is that Hispanics are too uninterested in politics

    On the other hand, an ad targeting Jewish voters showing how a Jew no longer feels welcome in the Democratic Party due to Farrakhan (obama photo)/BDS/anti Semitism on the college campus could be effective

    Also now that I think about it – I think one of the secrets of Ta Nehisi Coates is that he is not the least bit anti Semitic. He is loved by many Jewish writers (I.e. vox.com) and his villains don’t seem to be super wealthy whites but rather middle class whites

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  41. @Gozo
    National Lampoon, Jan 1980


    http://www.luckyfrogfarms.com/cook/NL/1980%27s/1980/1980_01.pdf

    Sirs: What ho,chaps!
    We are thousands of obnoxious bully-bully white Rhodesians just waiting for things to get too hot for us so that we can hit the ocean in our boats, just like those little yellow fellows from Vietnam. Oh, we can talk about holding fast here, but we know we’ll be thronging to your shores any day now. We’re as socially attractive as a bunch of Australians drunk on raw bush wine, and as in­ tellectually advanced as the gang of Dutch farmers that runs South Africa. We like to walk up and down the streets wearing short pants, sub­-machine guns, and smiles as winning as that little brown hole in the middle of Margaret Thatcher’s backside. We’ll be sure to tell you our whining tale of the injustice of it all and then you can all be sorry you never gave us enough money to pack those black
    boys back into the peanut shells they grow out of.
    Lots of jolly good Rhodesians, Waiting

    Wut

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  42. The coffee giant said Tuesday that it had solicited counseling from a number of groups, including the ADL, the NAACP and others, after national outrage following the arrest last weekend of two black men sitting at one of its Philadelphia outlets.

    I suppose the Black leadership knows where their bread’s buttered on this, but the Black rank and file just don’t give a damn. They can’t see past the ofay skin and the wealth. I guess they’ve noticed that Jews don’t marry Blacks.

    It’s funny, because they have no more reliable and puissant anti-White ally…

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    I guess they’ve noticed that Jews don’t marry Blacks.
     
    Is this satire? It's getting kinda hard to tell after all these years, Sviggey.
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  43. This sort of left-wing anti-Zionism or anti-Semitism may have some purchase in Europe or in academic circles, bug it is nowheresville in American politics. The idea that there is a possible American Left that doesn’t command overshelming Jewish support is folly.

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    This sort of left-wing anti-Zionism or anti-Semitism may have some purchase in Europe or in academic circles, bug it is nowheresville in American politics.
     
    Translation: "I don't want it to become somewheresvill; that idea scares the shit out of me."

    The idea that there is a possible American Left that doesn’t command overshelming Jewish support is folly.
     
    Mostly true.
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  44. Anonymous[400] • Disclaimer says:
    @Alfa158
    What’s up with that stuff they sell anyway? In the Italian community we used to joke back in the old days that Americans drank dishwater for coffee, so did someone at Starbucks think that going to the opposite extreme and roasting coffee beans into cinders was the way to fix it? Or maybe it was a ploy: destroy the coffee and instead of selling the stuff straight, you pump up the prices and margins by motivating customers to order coffee loaded with all sorts of extra ingredients to make it palatable.

    They put in a lot more caffeine than typical coffees elsewhere. This makes people more addicted to Starbucks. That’s basically they’re secret. Once you start drinking Starbucks, everywhere else has too weak coffee, and you need to go to Starbucks to get enough caffeine otherwise you feel like crap.

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    The two times I had Pinkberry frozen yogurt, I felt terrible the next day and all I could think was "Must ... have ... more ... Pinkberry ..." I wouldn't be surprised if they were grinding up caffeine pills and dumping them in the vat.
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  45. @Anonymous
    They put in a lot more caffeine than typical coffees elsewhere. This makes people more addicted to Starbucks. That's basically they're secret. Once you start drinking Starbucks, everywhere else has too weak coffee, and you need to go to Starbucks to get enough caffeine otherwise you feel like crap.

    The two times I had Pinkberry frozen yogurt, I felt terrible the next day and all I could think was “Must … have … more … Pinkberry …” I wouldn’t be surprised if they were grinding up caffeine pills and dumping them in the vat.

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    The most caffeinated drinks you can order at Starbucks
    http://www.businessinsider.com/most-caffeinated-drinks-starbucks-2017-6
    , @Svigor
    I stopped eating cold desserts when I read up on how taste buds work. Heat increases the sensitivity of your taste buds, and cold decreases it. That's why hot food tastes better.

    It's also why cold desserts need twice as much sugar (anyone who has eaten melted ice cream knows how obnoxiously sweet it is).
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  46. @songbird
    Wow - 8,000 stores! Think of all the manhours wasted! I mean, I know it is just overpriced coffee, but it's got to be representative of the wider economy. And the fact that it was only US stores is pretty telling too.

    I hope that all this going straight into some book to teach others about how diversity is our strength.

    Wow – 8,000 stores! Think of all the manhours wasted! I mean, I know it is just overpriced coffee, but it’s got to be representative of the wider economy. And the fact that it was only US stores is pretty telling too.

    Starbucks’ is a $20 billion/yr company. They are going to lose a lot of revenue. I imagine Jesse Jackson and others in the civil rights biz like the $PLC would prefer Starbucks to remain open on that day and instead donate a considerable sum to their coffers. They’d probably get better press and lose less money if they just coughed up $10 million in indulgences and stayed open.

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  47. Jungle Fever may be the most boring movie I’ve ever watched in my life. So many long awkward pauses in the dialogue and endless rambling that amount to nothing at all.

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    Most of Jungle Fever isn't very good, but it offered Samuel L. Jackson his first spectacular showcase in a supporting role.
    , @Truth
    Yeah, and there was nobody flying around or throwing an other superhumans through buildings either.

    I hate that sissy, "character-driven" crap.
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  48. Lee has an ethnocentric concern for “his people,” which seems perfectly natural in ways that Sailer readers have discussed many times. Extended family and so on.

    Malcom X and Inside Man are very good. Lee did not shy away from the truth of Malcom’s murder, which is admirable, although the early days of “Red” as a hustler, possibly rough trade, might have been worth exploring as a motivation for his conversion.

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  49. @Steve Sailer
    The two times I had Pinkberry frozen yogurt, I felt terrible the next day and all I could think was "Must ... have ... more ... Pinkberry ..." I wouldn't be surprised if they were grinding up caffeine pills and dumping them in the vat.

    The most caffeinated drinks you can order at Starbucks

    http://www.businessinsider.com/most-caffeinated-drinks-starbucks-2017-6

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  50. @Berty
    Jungle Fever may be the most boring movie I've ever watched in my life. So many long awkward pauses in the dialogue and endless rambling that amount to nothing at all.

    Most of Jungle Fever isn’t very good, but it offered Samuel L. Jackson his first spectacular showcase in a supporting role.

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  51. @Steve Sailer
    But Spike was a genuinely talented auteur in a culture that desperately wants to have one to celebrate.

    Malcolm X was supposed to be Spike's magnum opus, a 100 million dollar box office movie that would win lots of Oscars. He had a major movie star in Denzel Washington who looked exactly like Malcolm. The stars seemed to be in alignment.

    Spike put on the most spectacular one man press promotion for a movie I've ever seen. Spike was supposed to move up to massive status in American culture ...

    But he couldn't get as big of a budget as he wanted for Malcolm X and the Oscar recognition was skimpy. His career ever since has been hit and miss. Give him a do over on his casting the Turturro Brothers as greedy Jewish exploiters of black musical talent in Mo' Better Blues and a lot of things might have been different for Spike's career.

    The producers of Crash (2004) learned the lesson and cast Tony Danza as a Hollywood producer. It was a movie about interactions between all kinds of ethnic groups (whites, blacks, asians, latinos, middle easterners) but Jews were not included.

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  52. Anonymous[243] • Disclaimer says:
    @kimchilover
    I have to admit, I never thought of this perspective before (go figure). Do the Right Thing came out just as I was starting to get into film and it was released on Criterion laserdisc (there's no way you don't know that reference) just as I was REALLY getting into film; which is when I first saw it. I thought it was pretty brilliant, but his career has been an agonizing train wreck ever since Malcolm X (although Clockers wasn't bad and Chi-Raq could have been interesting but wasn't). His ultimate fall from grace (for me), however, was his spectacular inability to pull-off easy genre films like Summer of Sam (serial killer movies) and Oldboy (revenge flicks). His Oldboy remake was particularly egregious, as the 2001 South Korean original is still one of my favorite films of the 21st century...he literally didn't understand a single, solitary thing that made the original so electrifying. He kinda makes me sad, it's so obvious he's artistically lost.

    Summer Of Sam felt like one of the weaker Scorsese films. It was like a good-on-paper back-scratching project thought up by urban industry folks but which flops in Peoria. OTOH it did get ahead of the early-00s Who revival/boomlet.

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  53. @Alfa158
    What’s up with that stuff they sell anyway? In the Italian community we used to joke back in the old days that Americans drank dishwater for coffee, so did someone at Starbucks think that going to the opposite extreme and roasting coffee beans into cinders was the way to fix it? Or maybe it was a ploy: destroy the coffee and instead of selling the stuff straight, you pump up the prices and margins by motivating customers to order coffee loaded with all sorts of extra ingredients to make it palatable.

    Starbucks is a huge buyer of coffee beans in bulk, from a variety of sources, in a variety of types, the better to minimize cost of goods.

    It over-roasts its coffee to cover up the significant differences in flavor between bean types, and has successfully trained its clientele’s palates to accept that as being the “Starbucks flavor” for coffee.

    AFAIK. Might be apocryphal.

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    Sounds plausible. I've always found their coffee to be gross. Not to mention expensive and fattening.

    People get hooked on the oddest stuff. Beer is now inching up to $10/six pack and it's all this craft baloney. It's just more calories and bitterness and marketing. Wine tasting is all over CA like an insect invasion and the more expensive the better. Pot, of course, is going to eclipse them all in sales (if not in respectability, but hey, what do I know?) and it ain't going to be cheap.

    It's like people just can't help themselves from blowing money on stuff that tastes bad and alters the mind.

    We should do a contest here: who can go the longest drinking only tap water? Can you last 1 day, 1 week? And can you be honest?
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  54. @Steve Sailer
    But Spike was a genuinely talented auteur in a culture that desperately wants to have one to celebrate.

    Malcolm X was supposed to be Spike's magnum opus, a 100 million dollar box office movie that would win lots of Oscars. He had a major movie star in Denzel Washington who looked exactly like Malcolm. The stars seemed to be in alignment.

    Spike put on the most spectacular one man press promotion for a movie I've ever seen. Spike was supposed to move up to massive status in American culture ...

    But he couldn't get as big of a budget as he wanted for Malcolm X and the Oscar recognition was skimpy. His career ever since has been hit and miss. Give him a do over on his casting the Turturro Brothers as greedy Jewish exploiters of black musical talent in Mo' Better Blues and a lot of things might have been different for Spike's career.

    I think Spike Lee’s sensibility, which can be quite cynical about black characters and their motivations too, became a tad anachronistic for the black audience in the age of TNC and BLM piousness.

    Of course, auteurs do have their creative periods and fade away (and sometimes come back) so that might have happened to Spike, too.

    I don’t think the budgets matter as much. He could have just kept on going, doing relatively small budget movies, just as Wes Anderson has (I think.)

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    I find most of his auteur stuff soporific, but working off of strong scripts he made a couple of very engaging movies, The 25th Hour and Inside Man.

    The one Obama and BLM really made anachronistic was Dave Chapelle.
    , @Anonym
    I don’t think the budgets matter as much. He could have just kept on going, doing relatively small budget movies, just as Wes Anderson has (I think.)

    I am not sure where to put this but here is as good a place as any. Of the several hundred Honest Trailers, I think this is the best.

    https://youtu.be/trWLY6NrS2Q
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  55. @J.Ross
    I have seen people saying you can sue but surely in this case she would never win (although she might eventually get a settlement).

    I was thinking of her suing not so much for being fired but for being calumnied:

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  56. @Anon
    Jews got Golfocaust. Let blacks have Cafecaust.. or Jim Brew... esp as I don't think they will get Jim Grow(the weed).

    Is Jim Brew a mocha?

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  57. @J.Ross
    Why? Are police going to resume enforcing laws against assault?

    Why? Are police going to resume enforcing laws against assault?

    Because instead of maintaining some kind of self-image as the vanguard of a new demographic wave, they’ll be just random hoodlums, and can be treated by all parties that way, not least themselves.

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    >maintaining some kind of self-image as the vanguard of a new demographic wave
    >antifa
    Okay. You ever see an antifa thug with kids? They are single as a rule. Of course, that hardly matters when mainline Republicans despise their own voters and country.
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  58. Anonymous[333] • Disclaimer says:
    @Obsessive Contrarian
    "humiliation of Spike Lee for making fun of Jewish jazz club owners (from which Spike’s career never quite recovered)"

    Maybe because his movies suck? Is that why blacks didn't come out to see Chiraq?

    His documentary about the New Orleans flood was unbearable. His worldview is like a child.

    He’s just a very unappealing guy.

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    His documentary about the New Orleans flood was unbearable..
     
    Although notable for the fact that Sean Penn, who obviously sat down for a filmed interview for the movie, gets his contribution edited down to a grand total of four words: "it was so hot".

    ....in a near four hour production
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  59. Speaking of the expression “coalition of the fringes”, and remembering the variety of comments I’ve been reading here, I suddenly had a through-the-looking-glass moment and wondered how much of that is projection. I know the official Steve Sailer ideology is “citizenism” and that we like to see ourselves as the wise head-shaking silent majority, but what could be coalition-of-the-fringier than the motley assortment of resentful identities peopling the comments on Unz, united only by their dislike of Big SJW and [annoying identity of the day]. Forgive me, Sailerites, for I have sinned.

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    If you have no education, no connection to your ancestors, no concern for order and the prerequisites of a high-trust society, and no property, then what exactly was your problem with black people?
    >perhaps it is really us who are breaking windows and depending on lawsuits and welfare
    Nope. That was quick. C'mon, try another. Tell me Derbyshire is a horrible neighbor whose loud parties lower property rates. Tell me about how, when an emergency room doctor walked in on Jared Taylor robbing his house, Taylor shot him and then was caught relatively quickly. Tell me about Fred Reed beating up public speakers he doesn't like. Tell me Ilana Mercer is leading corporations in expensive self-shaming seminars. There is no comparison.
    , @Svigor
    If you think Sailerites think of themselves as "the wise head-shaking silent majority" you've totally lost the plot. America is not a serious country - it's a madhouse.
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  60. @Steve Sailer
    But Spike was a genuinely talented auteur in a culture that desperately wants to have one to celebrate.

    Malcolm X was supposed to be Spike's magnum opus, a 100 million dollar box office movie that would win lots of Oscars. He had a major movie star in Denzel Washington who looked exactly like Malcolm. The stars seemed to be in alignment.

    Spike put on the most spectacular one man press promotion for a movie I've ever seen. Spike was supposed to move up to massive status in American culture ...

    But he couldn't get as big of a budget as he wanted for Malcolm X and the Oscar recognition was skimpy. His career ever since has been hit and miss. Give him a do over on his casting the Turturro Brothers as greedy Jewish exploiters of black musical talent in Mo' Better Blues and a lot of things might have been different for Spike's career.

    How have the Turturro Brothers’ careers been since then?

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  61. I can’t believe how cowardly these businesses are.Me, I would have taken the picture of Zack and made an advertisement with it. Without a trace of racism:

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    That's brilliant -- did you come up with it?
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  62. @Anon
    Russiagate or Russiahate has to be the biggest Hate Hoax in US history.

    Agree. So naturally this massive fabrication ran the table at the Pulitzers this year.

    Of course we’ve been here before.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Duranty#Scholarship_on_Duranty’s_work

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  63. @European-American
    Speaking of the expression “coalition of the fringes”, and remembering the variety of comments I’ve been reading here, I suddenly had a through-the-looking-glass moment and wondered how much of that is projection. I know the official Steve Sailer ideology is “citizenism” and that we like to see ourselves as the wise head-shaking silent majority, but what could be coalition-of-the-fringier than the motley assortment of resentful identities peopling the comments on Unz, united only by their dislike of Big SJW and [annoying identity of the day]. Forgive me, Sailerites, for I have sinned.

    If you have no education, no connection to your ancestors, no concern for order and the prerequisites of a high-trust society, and no property, then what exactly was your problem with black people?
    >perhaps it is really us who are breaking windows and depending on lawsuits and welfare
    Nope. That was quick. C’mon, try another. Tell me Derbyshire is a horrible neighbor whose loud parties lower property rates. Tell me about how, when an emergency room doctor walked in on Jared Taylor robbing his house, Taylor shot him and then was caught relatively quickly. Tell me about Fred Reed beating up public speakers he doesn’t like. Tell me Ilana Mercer is leading corporations in expensive self-shaming seminars. There is no comparison.

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    what exactly was your problem with black people?
    >perhaps it is really us who are breaking windows and depending on lawsuits and welfare
    Nope. That was quick. C’mon, try another.
     
    Who are you quoting?
    , @Mishra
    Stop with the equations! Because equations are math, and math is racist.
    , @European-American
    All hail the unbreakable coalition of racists of every color and creed!

    Seriously, there is a certain mirror effect of identity politics on the right fighting identity politics on the left.
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  64. @Boethiuss

    Why? Are police going to resume enforcing laws against assault?
     
    Because instead of maintaining some kind of self-image as the vanguard of a new demographic wave, they'll be just random hoodlums, and can be treated by all parties that way, not least themselves.

    >maintaining some kind of self-image as the vanguard of a new demographic wave
    >antifa
    Okay. You ever see an antifa thug with kids? They are single as a rule. Of course, that hardly matters when mainline Republicans despise their own voters and country.

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    Okay. You ever see an antifa thug with kids? They are single as a rule. Of course, that hardly matters when mainline Republicans despise their own voters and country.
     
    You're doin' in wrong. It's not about the demographics of replacement-level fertility among Left activists, it's about the demographics of Trump (and the politics he represents) being a mistake and blip against the regular of the aspirations of the American people. Or in the alternative, that Trump and his politics is actually the legitimate representation of those aspirations.

    And in this context, no matter how awful our adversaries on the other side are, people like you just can't help yourselves from starting a pissing match with Mitch McConnell or Paul Ryan. So how about you stop the bullshit one time and start being a legitimate American.
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  65. @PiltdownMan
    I think Spike Lee's sensibility, which can be quite cynical about black characters and their motivations too, became a tad anachronistic for the black audience in the age of TNC and BLM piousness.

    Of course, auteurs do have their creative periods and fade away (and sometimes come back) so that might have happened to Spike, too.

    I don't think the budgets matter as much. He could have just kept on going, doing relatively small budget movies, just as Wes Anderson has (I think.)

    I find most of his auteur stuff soporific, but working off of strong scripts he made a couple of very engaging movies, The 25th Hour and Inside Man.

    The one Obama and BLM really made anachronistic was Dave Chapelle.

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    Chappelle always treated the race thing with a pretty even hand, I thought. He could make fun of both groups pretty well and not be offensive outside of the comedic sense.

    Now a days even handedness won't get you very far. It would not surprise me if he were attacked for being "too white."
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  66. @backup
    I can't believe how cowardly these businesses are.Me, I would have taken the picture of Zack and made an advertisement with it. Without a trace of racism:

    https://i.imgflip.com/28o6ai.jpg

    That’s brilliant — did you come up with it?

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  67. @AndrewR
    Hotep Jesus scores free coffee by pretending to play the victim. Major lulz.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1FvwMsb9CRg

    It’s Sharebucks.

    “Be clear about what’s happening here.”

    Totally.

    Next stop: Shariabucks.

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  68. @Gozo
    National Lampoon, Jan 1980


    http://www.luckyfrogfarms.com/cook/NL/1980%27s/1980/1980_01.pdf

    Do you have links for the classic “Dixie Nixon”, or the “Happiness Is…” issue that Charles M Schulz sued them over?

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    Do you have links for the classic “Dixie Nixon”, or the “Happiness Is…” issue that Charles M Schulz sued them over?
     
    That site has a comprehensive collection. If you know what issue a piece was in start from http://www.luckyfrogfarms.com/cook/NL/

    For "Dixie Nixon" a quick search gives February 1974: https://books.google.com/books?id=0JMvBwAAQBAJ&pg=PA211
    So download http://www.luckyfrogfarms.com/cook/NL/1970's/1974/1974_02.pdf
    It is on pages 74-75 of the magazine (76-77 of the pdf).

    For “Happiness Is…” (actually "Death Is") a quick search gives September 1971: http://www.marksverylarge.com/issue-index/1971-09/
    So download http://www.luckyfrogfarms.com/cook/NL/1970's/1971/1971_09.pdf
    It is on page 67-69 of the magazine (69-71 of the pdf).
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  69. @J.Ross
    If you have no education, no connection to your ancestors, no concern for order and the prerequisites of a high-trust society, and no property, then what exactly was your problem with black people?
    >perhaps it is really us who are breaking windows and depending on lawsuits and welfare
    Nope. That was quick. C'mon, try another. Tell me Derbyshire is a horrible neighbor whose loud parties lower property rates. Tell me about how, when an emergency room doctor walked in on Jared Taylor robbing his house, Taylor shot him and then was caught relatively quickly. Tell me about Fred Reed beating up public speakers he doesn't like. Tell me Ilana Mercer is leading corporations in expensive self-shaming seminars. There is no comparison.

    what exactly was your problem with black people?
    >perhaps it is really us who are breaking windows and depending on lawsuits and welfare
    Nope. That was quick. C’mon, try another.

    Who are you quoting?

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  70. @Anonymous
    His documentary about the New Orleans flood was unbearable. His worldview is like a child.

    He's just a very unappealing guy.

    His documentary about the New Orleans flood was unbearable..

    Although notable for the fact that Sean Penn, who obviously sat down for a filmed interview for the movie, gets his contribution edited down to a grand total of four words: “it was so hot”.

    ….in a near four hour production

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  71. @syonredux

    Give him a do over on his casting the Turturro Brothers as greedy Jewish exploiters of black musical talent in Mo’ Better Blues and a lot of things might have been different for Spike’s career.
     
    Maybe Spike should follow the lead of George Lucas and digitally remove the offending footage? And replace it with inserts featuring WASP-twins played by William Hurt?

    Maybe Spike should follow the lead of George Lucas and digitally remove the offending footage?

    Or marry a much younger person of another race.

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  72. Steve, have you ever seen Just Another Girl on the I.R.T. (1992), directed by Leslie Harris?

    http://articles.baltimoresun.com/1993-04-02/entertainment/1993092296_1_chantel-johnson-ariyan

    Jewish viewers will likely cringe at a discomfiting scene in history class where Chantel lectures her clearly Jewish teacher (“Mr. Weinberg”) on the historical irrelevance of the Holocaust as compared to the “ongoing holocaust against young black men in the streets of America.” White viewers will cringe when Chantel, who works in Manhattan as a check-out girl and assistant store manager, dismantles a snooty white liberal racist on the job. The scene feels more like prejudice itself; white liberals may indeed be occasionally racist and more than occasionally classist, but Harris hasn’t examined them closely enough to make this one anything other than an unbelievable stereotype.

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    Stan, I actually watched the movie. Could have titled it " Just another young black girl with a hopeful future who throws everything away by becoming pregnant before HS graduation." But, that wouldn't fit on a theatre marquee.
    , @Svigor
    The sin is the Jew part. The anti-White-leftist part is there to get Whites on board.
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  73. >The usual resolution is that both sides eventually agree to never mention the incident again and instead to blame White People even more than before.

    What happens once you run out of whiteys? War of all against all?

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  74. @J.Ross
    If you have no education, no connection to your ancestors, no concern for order and the prerequisites of a high-trust society, and no property, then what exactly was your problem with black people?
    >perhaps it is really us who are breaking windows and depending on lawsuits and welfare
    Nope. That was quick. C'mon, try another. Tell me Derbyshire is a horrible neighbor whose loud parties lower property rates. Tell me about how, when an emergency room doctor walked in on Jared Taylor robbing his house, Taylor shot him and then was caught relatively quickly. Tell me about Fred Reed beating up public speakers he doesn't like. Tell me Ilana Mercer is leading corporations in expensive self-shaming seminars. There is no comparison.

    Stop with the equations! Because equations are math, and math is racist.

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  75. @Anonymous
    According to Shaq, black people don't drink coffee:

    http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/shaquille-o-neal-black-people-don-drink-coffee-article-1.2360737

    Basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal refused to team up with coffee giant Starbucks because “black people don’t drink coffee.”

    “My agent called me up and he says ‘Howard Schultz wants to do business with you,’” O’Neal told sports reporter Graham Bensinger. “And I’m like, “coffee, eh.’ Because growing up, in my household, I’d never seen a black person drink coffee. So it was my thought process that black people didn’t drink coffee.”

    Schultz, Starbuck’s CEO, floated the idea of opening franchises in predominantly black communities with O’Neal’s help. But the NBA star — who grew up drinking sweet tea and hot chocolate — had no experience with coffee.
     

    Starbucks doesn’t have franchises – the stores are corporate owned. They did a rare partnership with Magic Johnson, who opened stores in Harlem and other black neighborhoods. Blacks do drink coffee, generally with a lot of sugar in it. But Starbucks also has sweet frozen drinks, hot chocolate, etc.

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    Blacks do drink coffee, generally with a lot of sugar in it.
     
    Blacks will drink (or eat) almost anything if there's a lot of sugar in it. However, the high rates of diabetes among black folk are the result of FDR's redlining.
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  76. @Dave Pinsen
    Starbucks doesn’t have franchises - the stores are corporate owned. They did a rare partnership with Magic Johnson, who opened stores in Harlem and other black neighborhoods. Blacks do drink coffee, generally with a lot of sugar in it. But Starbucks also has sweet frozen drinks, hot chocolate, etc.

    Blacks do drink coffee, generally with a lot of sugar in it.

    Blacks will drink (or eat) almost anything if there’s a lot of sugar in it. However, the high rates of diabetes among black folk are the result of FDR’s redlining.

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  77. @PiltdownMan
    I think Spike Lee's sensibility, which can be quite cynical about black characters and their motivations too, became a tad anachronistic for the black audience in the age of TNC and BLM piousness.

    Of course, auteurs do have their creative periods and fade away (and sometimes come back) so that might have happened to Spike, too.

    I don't think the budgets matter as much. He could have just kept on going, doing relatively small budget movies, just as Wes Anderson has (I think.)

    I don’t think the budgets matter as much. He could have just kept on going, doing relatively small budget movies, just as Wes Anderson has (I think.)

    I am not sure where to put this but here is as good a place as any. Of the several hundred Honest Trailers, I think this is the best.

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    Yup.

    You can start with Bottle Rocket, which is largely driven by the fact that the camera loves the Wilson Brothers and Wes didn't have the budget to make a real Wes Anderson film, and jump straight to Grand Budapest Hotel, which is Wes Anderson not moderating any of his annoying traits but instead doubling down and, somehow, it turns out pretty awesome.

    , @Twinkie
    THAT was fantastic! Thank you for that.

    I enjoy Wes Anderson movies (I mean films), because they make me feel nostalgic. I feel like a kid again and have that magical feeling about the larger world.

    For me Wes Anderson + Ralph Fiennes* was a win.

    *Is it wrong that when I saw him as Amon Goeth in "Schindler's List," I said out loudly, "Enough about the huckster do-gooder who saves Jews. Can we see more about that other guy?"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrYDoc0glXU
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  78. @Anonym
    I don’t think the budgets matter as much. He could have just kept on going, doing relatively small budget movies, just as Wes Anderson has (I think.)

    I am not sure where to put this but here is as good a place as any. Of the several hundred Honest Trailers, I think this is the best.

    https://youtu.be/trWLY6NrS2Q

    Yup.

    You can start with Bottle Rocket, which is largely driven by the fact that the camera loves the Wilson Brothers and Wes didn’t have the budget to make a real Wes Anderson film, and jump straight to Grand Budapest Hotel, which is Wes Anderson not moderating any of his annoying traits but instead doubling down and, somehow, it turns out pretty awesome.

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    You can start with Bottle Rocket, which is largely driven by the fact that the camera loves the Wilson Brothers and Wes didn’t have the budget to make a real Wes Anderson film, and jump straight to Grand Budapest Hotel, which is Wes Anderson not moderating any of his annoying traits but instead doubling down and, somehow, it turns out pretty awesome.

    That Honest Trailer nails practically everything about Wes Anderson movies. I've actually only seen Rushmore and RT. I liked Rushmore but when I showed it to others they didn't. I was kinda scarred by that experience. I am not sure whether it made me pretentious, whether the bits I thought funny at first were not actually funny, or whether I just wanted them to be. Maybe I will watch another one, or rewatch those and see what I think now.

    The deadpan faux Baldwin voice is perfect, the extended credits... it is all so meticulously crafted, so to speak. There are some really, really funny Honest Trailers but that is the best I have seen so far. If you hadn't seen it yet I thought you would like it as you have reviewed most if not all of the WA films.
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  79. @J.Ross
    >maintaining some kind of self-image as the vanguard of a new demographic wave
    >antifa
    Okay. You ever see an antifa thug with kids? They are single as a rule. Of course, that hardly matters when mainline Republicans despise their own voters and country.

    Okay. You ever see an antifa thug with kids? They are single as a rule. Of course, that hardly matters when mainline Republicans despise their own voters and country.

    You’re doin’ in wrong. It’s not about the demographics of replacement-level fertility among Left activists, it’s about the demographics of Trump (and the politics he represents) being a mistake and blip against the regular of the aspirations of the American people. Or in the alternative, that Trump and his politics is actually the legitimate representation of those aspirations.

    And in this context, no matter how awful our adversaries on the other side are, people like you just can’t help yourselves from starting a pissing match with Mitch McConnell or Paul Ryan. So how about you stop the bullshit one time and start being a legitimate American.

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  80. @Dave Pinsen
    I find most of his auteur stuff soporific, but working off of strong scripts he made a couple of very engaging movies, The 25th Hour and Inside Man.

    The one Obama and BLM really made anachronistic was Dave Chapelle.

    Chappelle always treated the race thing with a pretty even hand, I thought. He could make fun of both groups pretty well and not be offensive outside of the comedic sense.

    Now a days even handedness won’t get you very far. It would not surprise me if he were attacked for being “too white.”

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    Chappelle was always pretty devoted to be being funny rather than politically correct, but as the culture gets more sententious, he now seems more on the right with Chris Rock. He used to be assumed to be on the left because he was brilliantly funny, but now anybody funny is under suspicion.
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  81. @Alfa158
    What’s up with that stuff they sell anyway? In the Italian community we used to joke back in the old days that Americans drank dishwater for coffee, so did someone at Starbucks think that going to the opposite extreme and roasting coffee beans into cinders was the way to fix it? Or maybe it was a ploy: destroy the coffee and instead of selling the stuff straight, you pump up the prices and margins by motivating customers to order coffee loaded with all sorts of extra ingredients to make it palatable.

    The “American coffee is weak” meme is tiresome. It’s like someone who only drinks straight liquor shots calling beer weak because it’s lower proof.

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  82. @Polynikes
    Chappelle always treated the race thing with a pretty even hand, I thought. He could make fun of both groups pretty well and not be offensive outside of the comedic sense.

    Now a days even handedness won't get you very far. It would not surprise me if he were attacked for being "too white."

    Chappelle was always pretty devoted to be being funny rather than politically correct, but as the culture gets more sententious, he now seems more on the right with Chris Rock. He used to be assumed to be on the left because he was brilliantly funny, but now anybody funny is under suspicion.

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    Amy Schumer is the opposite case: she became more successful as she got less funny/more politically correct. Much more successful than her ex-boyfriend Anthony Jeselnik, who might be the funniest comedian working now.
    , @Jack Hanson
    "Chris Rock...on the right." Might want to update your cultural references with your kitchen Steve-o.

    Rock has gotten "woke" to the point where he thought it was a bucket of laughs to talk about how he prays for dead white kids at one of his stand up shows.

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  83. @Dave Pinsen
    Does the girl manager who was fired by Starbucks for calling the police have any legal recourse?

    Yes, since it appears she was only fired for following the store’s quite sensible policy (you know from living in an urban area what happens if you don’t enforce these policies). But the manner and speed in which the “resignation” was handled suggests that she was asked to resign and given a generous severance package, which includes a release.

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  84. @J.Ross
    If you have no education, no connection to your ancestors, no concern for order and the prerequisites of a high-trust society, and no property, then what exactly was your problem with black people?
    >perhaps it is really us who are breaking windows and depending on lawsuits and welfare
    Nope. That was quick. C'mon, try another. Tell me Derbyshire is a horrible neighbor whose loud parties lower property rates. Tell me about how, when an emergency room doctor walked in on Jared Taylor robbing his house, Taylor shot him and then was caught relatively quickly. Tell me about Fred Reed beating up public speakers he doesn't like. Tell me Ilana Mercer is leading corporations in expensive self-shaming seminars. There is no comparison.

    All hail the unbreakable coalition of racists of every color and creed!

    Seriously, there is a certain mirror effect of identity politics on the right fighting identity politics on the left.

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    If it exists you haven't demonstrated that, and "I am one of you guys but even I have started to doubt X" is a proprietary shill template from early in the 2016 campaign.
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  85. @Steve Sailer
    But Spike was a genuinely talented auteur in a culture that desperately wants to have one to celebrate.

    Malcolm X was supposed to be Spike's magnum opus, a 100 million dollar box office movie that would win lots of Oscars. He had a major movie star in Denzel Washington who looked exactly like Malcolm. The stars seemed to be in alignment.

    Spike put on the most spectacular one man press promotion for a movie I've ever seen. Spike was supposed to move up to massive status in American culture ...

    But he couldn't get as big of a budget as he wanted for Malcolm X and the Oscar recognition was skimpy. His career ever since has been hit and miss. Give him a do over on his casting the Turturro Brothers as greedy Jewish exploiters of black musical talent in Mo' Better Blues and a lot of things might have been different for Spike's career.

    Lee isn’t really a very talented director. Look over the films he has been handed (the ones that he didn’t write) and you can see that he actually ruins the film with his insistence on inserting his little trademark scenes: the character on rails rushing toward the camera, the character (sometimes himself in a cameo appearance) holding a 40 of “Da Bomb Malt Liquor” with the finned cap, to name the two most noticed. “Clockers” was one, “Inside Man” was another. Lee ruined both of those films.

    Lee is pretty much an affirmative action director who wouldn’t get a dime of backing for his own projects nor the slot as director in other projects if he was white.

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  86. @Dave Pinsen
    Does the girl manager who was fired by Starbucks for calling the police have any legal recourse?

    If she does, she’s better off not exercising it. This should wake her up and help her move toward a more financially rewarding career. This incident should show her how bad a career with an SJW run corporation is going to be.

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  87. “Tamika Mallory in a tweet Tuesday evening accused the Jewish group of “constantly attacking black and brown people.””

    To which the ADL spokesman responded, ” But…but..but..we’re not white. We’re JEWISH.”

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  88. anon[358] • Disclaimer says:

    We have fantastic economics through our drive-thrus. We’re providing a great experience to our customers who are on the go, they’re moving fast, they want that ability to stay in their car and experience Starbucks at the same time.

    In the suburbs, the economics of drive-thru dominates. I’ve seen them close the store for meetings, but keep the window open. They are really good at extracting revenue. Similar to Disney parks. Maximum price points.

    It’s the 3rd place concept. Vs urban reality. Prediction…the ‘rule’ will be uniformly applied. No exceptions. Somehow they will monetize this. It will remain SWPL.

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  89. @Buffalo Joe
    Magically, on May 29th, America discovers that it doesn't need over priced coffee that tastes like it was burnt and strained through a dirty sock. Thousands of baristas, suddenly without jobs, turn on SJWs everywhere. If only.

    Thousands of baristas, suddenly without jobs, turn on SJWs everywhere.

    More timely than ever.

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  90. So many people have obviously never been to a Starbucks. I’m sitting in one right now, as I’ve done most mornings for the past 18 years, planning my day.

    The “expensive coffee” thing is funny. Starbucks regular coffee is the same price as Dunks. There are 2 private coffee shops in town, and they’re both about 25 cents more expensive. The Starbucks “coffee drinks” tend to be pricey, just like a cocktail at a bar is more expensive than a beer, as it’s a more complex drink to make. The extra-sweet coffee drinks (the employees call them diabetes in a cup) are minority magnets, as this former barista points out:

    Starbucks makes a big deal out of the fact that they pay their staff wages much higher than the food service industry standards, which depresses the tips. A large number of their patrons also order/pay with the app, which also reduces tips.

    My friends who drink Dunks use the “Charbucks” name. Starbucks offers three roasts: dark, medium (Pike Place) and blonde, which they added when Dunks started the Dunkin’ Dark Roast. The dark roasts vary in flavor and intensity, and there are some that I hate and I’ll order the Pike instead. Because they brew their coffee by scoops instead of weight, the dark roasts actually have LESS caffeine than the lighter roasts.

    Starbucks is about 3-4 years into a plan actively discouraging hanging out. All the recent renovations (every 5 years stores get a complete makeover) have included less comfortable seats and fewer plugs for laptops/tablets/phones. Regular patrons are not happy, but regular Starbucks patrons are, as a group, the most persnickety patrons you’ll ever find. I call them over-bred poodles.

    People ask me why a true-blue reactionary like me patronizes Starbucks. I use their wifi and drink free refills at an establishment a 5 minute walk from my house, that’s why. The added bonus is triggering the moonbats with the Trump/Pence sticker on my laptop.

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    The “expensive coffee” thing is funny. Starbucks regular coffee is the same price as Dunks. There are 2 private coffee shops in town
     
    There are two private coffee shops in Buffalo? Did I read this correctly?
    , @Marty
    McDonalds coffee: better tasting, served by efficient non-chatty Mexican ladies, $0.80 (senior), free refill, plus wifi.
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  91. @AndrewR
    Hotep Jesus scores free coffee by pretending to play the victim. Major lulz.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1FvwMsb9CRg

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

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  92. @Dave Pinsen
    Does the girl manager who was fired by Starbucks for calling the police have any legal recourse?

    Probably not, Old Sport, but there is entirely NOTHING I have found in the US legal code that would prevent David Pinsen Enterprises, Inc. from offering her a nice cushy, and well -remunerated position.

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  93. @Anon
    the 1990 humiliation of Spike Lee for making fun of Jewish jazz club owners (from which Spike’s career never quite recovered)

    I don't think that was it. After all, he was allowed to MALCOLM X.

    Lee was vastly overrated with DTRT because it was a socially relevant movie that purported to look at the truth. It's mostly BS.

    Still, Lee has to be given credit as one of the few genuinely personal directors who didn't just want to make genre movies. But most such movies don't win at the box office.

    I don’t think that was it. After all, he was allowed to MALCOLM X.

    Oh no, Old Sport, he was not ALLOWED to make Malcolm X, he was encouraged, and possibly requested of,at gunpoint, to make Malcolm X, as any, fairly well renowned black person who preaches anything about racial division, is.

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  94. @Steve Sailer
    But Spike was a genuinely talented auteur in a culture that desperately wants to have one to celebrate.

    Malcolm X was supposed to be Spike's magnum opus, a 100 million dollar box office movie that would win lots of Oscars. He had a major movie star in Denzel Washington who looked exactly like Malcolm. The stars seemed to be in alignment.

    Spike put on the most spectacular one man press promotion for a movie I've ever seen. Spike was supposed to move up to massive status in American culture ...

    But he couldn't get as big of a budget as he wanted for Malcolm X and the Oscar recognition was skimpy. His career ever since has been hit and miss. Give him a do over on his casting the Turturro Brothers as greedy Jewish exploiters of black musical talent in Mo' Better Blues and a lot of things might have been different for Spike's career.

    Hey, Orson Welles directed ten movies and nine were box-office bombs. The “auteur” thing is really only palpable to SWiPpLes.

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  95. @Steve Sailer
    But Spike was a genuinely talented auteur in a culture that desperately wants to have one to celebrate.

    Malcolm X was supposed to be Spike's magnum opus, a 100 million dollar box office movie that would win lots of Oscars. He had a major movie star in Denzel Washington who looked exactly like Malcolm. The stars seemed to be in alignment.

    Spike put on the most spectacular one man press promotion for a movie I've ever seen. Spike was supposed to move up to massive status in American culture ...

    But he couldn't get as big of a budget as he wanted for Malcolm X and the Oscar recognition was skimpy. His career ever since has been hit and miss. Give him a do over on his casting the Turturro Brothers as greedy Jewish exploiters of black musical talent in Mo' Better Blues and a lot of things might have been different for Spike's career.

    I remember Malcolm X as being a pretty good movie, even as it was. That was the only Spike Lee movie I ever saw.

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  96. @Svigor

    The coffee giant said Tuesday that it had solicited counseling from a number of groups, including the ADL, the NAACP and others, after national outrage following the arrest last weekend of two black men sitting at one of its Philadelphia outlets.
     
    I suppose the Black leadership knows where their bread's buttered on this, but the Black rank and file just don't give a damn. They can't see past the ofay skin and the wealth. I guess they've noticed that Jews don't marry Blacks.

    It's funny, because they have no more reliable and puissant anti-White ally...

    I guess they’ve noticed that Jews don’t marry Blacks.

    Is this satire? It’s getting kinda hard to tell after all these years, Sviggey.

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  97. @Anon
    This is more like a Holy War.

    Which people are more holy?

    Btw, I don't think Jewish customers have much problem at Starbucks, so why is ADL getting involved?
    Besides, I'm not sure the Gazan Way favored by ADL will be very helpful.

    Tbe head of the ADL, Jonathan Greenblatt, made a small fortune selling his bottled water business to Starbucks years ago. He and Schultz have been tight ever since. As unlikely as it must seem to most iSteve commenters, Schultz is probably politically stupid enough to believe that the ADL can protect him.

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  98. @Berty
    Jungle Fever may be the most boring movie I've ever watched in my life. So many long awkward pauses in the dialogue and endless rambling that amount to nothing at all.

    Yeah, and there was nobody flying around or throwing an other superhumans through buildings either.

    I hate that sissy, “character-driven” crap.

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  99. @Alfa158
    What’s up with that stuff they sell anyway? In the Italian community we used to joke back in the old days that Americans drank dishwater for coffee, so did someone at Starbucks think that going to the opposite extreme and roasting coffee beans into cinders was the way to fix it? Or maybe it was a ploy: destroy the coffee and instead of selling the stuff straight, you pump up the prices and margins by motivating customers to order coffee loaded with all sorts of extra ingredients to make it palatable.

    Spengler backs Starbucks boycott for similar reasoning:

    https://pjmedia.com/spengler/plea-solidarity-people-dont-order-stuff-starbucks/

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  100. @Brutusale
    So many people have obviously never been to a Starbucks. I'm sitting in one right now, as I've done most mornings for the past 18 years, planning my day.

    The "expensive coffee" thing is funny. Starbucks regular coffee is the same price as Dunks. There are 2 private coffee shops in town, and they're both about 25 cents more expensive. The Starbucks "coffee drinks" tend to be pricey, just like a cocktail at a bar is more expensive than a beer, as it's a more complex drink to make. The extra-sweet coffee drinks (the employees call them diabetes in a cup) are minority magnets, as this former barista points out:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUTrJW-0xtc

    Starbucks makes a big deal out of the fact that they pay their staff wages much higher than the food service industry standards, which depresses the tips. A large number of their patrons also order/pay with the app, which also reduces tips.

    My friends who drink Dunks use the "Charbucks" name. Starbucks offers three roasts: dark, medium (Pike Place) and blonde, which they added when Dunks started the Dunkin' Dark Roast. The dark roasts vary in flavor and intensity, and there are some that I hate and I'll order the Pike instead. Because they brew their coffee by scoops instead of weight, the dark roasts actually have LESS caffeine than the lighter roasts.

    Starbucks is about 3-4 years into a plan actively discouraging hanging out. All the recent renovations (every 5 years stores get a complete makeover) have included less comfortable seats and fewer plugs for laptops/tablets/phones. Regular patrons are not happy, but regular Starbucks patrons are, as a group, the most persnickety patrons you'll ever find. I call them over-bred poodles.

    People ask me why a true-blue reactionary like me patronizes Starbucks. I use their wifi and drink free refills at an establishment a 5 minute walk from my house, that's why. The added bonus is triggering the moonbats with the Trump/Pence sticker on my laptop.

    The “expensive coffee” thing is funny. Starbucks regular coffee is the same price as Dunks. There are 2 private coffee shops in town

    There are two private coffee shops in Buffalo? Did I read this correctly?

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    Buffalo?! With all due respect to our friend Joe, not in a million years.

    A friend pointed out that, in addition to the single Starbucks and the three Dunks, there are now FOUR private coffee shops in my little SWPLville.

    Back to sleep, Sport.
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  101. @Gozo
    National Lampoon, Jan 1980


    http://www.luckyfrogfarms.com/cook/NL/1980%27s/1980/1980_01.pdf

    Thanks. That was even funnier than I remember.

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  102. @Alfa158
    What’s up with that stuff they sell anyway? In the Italian community we used to joke back in the old days that Americans drank dishwater for coffee, so did someone at Starbucks think that going to the opposite extreme and roasting coffee beans into cinders was the way to fix it? Or maybe it was a ploy: destroy the coffee and instead of selling the stuff straight, you pump up the prices and margins by motivating customers to order coffee loaded with all sorts of extra ingredients to make it palatable.

    When I was a Boy Scout we would make camp coffee in a porcelain sided perculator pot over an open fire. The brew was always way too strong but we lightened it with Pet’s condensed milk in a can. That thick, syrupy milk and a couple of teaspoons of sugar made a coffee that was very drinkable. I have tried but I can’t seem to make a cup of Starbuck’s suitable to my taste. When the blacks start to burn down the Starbucks stores, I can brew camp coffee over the smouldering embers. They still sell condensed milk.

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    Joe, spoken like a true scout: "Be prepared." We brewed "cowboy coffee" with the coffee in a plain pot and spat out the grounds, but your way sounds more civilized. I mostly buy store-brand generic coffee but sometimes I'll get the fair trade-certified stuff when I'm feeling prosperous.

    I seldom stop at Starbucks, but apparently they do have some products that should appeal more to traditional African-American tastes; i.e. sweeter, lighter, and less bitter:

    http://blonde.starbucks.com/

    Perfect for nursing along while waiting for a tardy business associate...
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  103. @Buffalo Joe
    Magically, on May 29th, America discovers that it really doesn't need overly priced coffee that tastes like it was burnt and strained through a dirty sock. Thousands of baristas thrown out of work turn on SJWs every where. If only.

    I could not agree more, although I have a feeling the whole thing was a setup. And Alfa158 is also correct when he says Starbucks customers put four or five other ingredients in the coffee just to make it palatable. At that point it ceases to be coffee. Give me Illy any day of the week.

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  104. @Stan Adams
    Steve, have you ever seen Just Another Girl on the I.R.T. (1992), directed by Leslie Harris?

    http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/exchange/files/imagecache/featured_450px/film/leslie%20harris.jpeg

    http://articles.baltimoresun.com/1993-04-02/entertainment/1993092296_1_chantel-johnson-ariyan

    Jewish viewers will likely cringe at a discomfiting scene in history class where Chantel lectures her clearly Jewish teacher ("Mr. Weinberg") on the historical irrelevance of the Holocaust as compared to the "ongoing holocaust against young black men in the streets of America." White viewers will cringe when Chantel, who works in Manhattan as a check-out girl and assistant store manager, dismantles a snooty white liberal racist on the job. The scene feels more like prejudice itself; white liberals may indeed be occasionally racist and more than occasionally classist, but Harris hasn't examined them closely enough to make this one anything other than an unbelievable stereotype.
     

    Stan, I actually watched the movie. Could have titled it ” Just another young black girl with a hopeful future who throws everything away by becoming pregnant before HS graduation.” But, that wouldn’t fit on a theatre marquee.

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  105. We can all be very skeptical of Reverend Al, but you have to appreciate his quote regarding the Crown Heights affair that temporarily stressed the Coalition of the fringes:

    “If Jews want to get it on, tell them to pin their yarmulkes back and come over to my house.” That was back in the era of “Fat” Reverend Al. He was much more fun than the skinny version.

    Of course, Wikipedia says it was misattributed, so he must not have said it.

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  106. @AndrewR
    Hotep Jesus scores free coffee by pretending to play the victim. Major lulz.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1FvwMsb9CRg

    I couldn’t watch this while I was eating. I was afraid I would get food on the screen from laughing.

    Perhaps Starbucks could have a “free black coffee for black people” day. They could re- institute the old brown paper bag test: anyone who is darker than the paper bag gets a free black coffee.

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  107. @Horseball
    This sort of left-wing anti-Zionism or anti-Semitism may have some purchase in Europe or in academic circles, bug it is nowheresville in American politics. The idea that there is a possible American Left that doesn't command overshelming Jewish support is folly.

    This sort of left-wing anti-Zionism or anti-Semitism may have some purchase in Europe or in academic circles, bug it is nowheresville in American politics.

    Translation: “I don’t want it to become somewheresvill; that idea scares the shit out of me.”

    The idea that there is a possible American Left that doesn’t command overshelming Jewish support is folly.

    Mostly true.

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  108. @Steve Sailer
    The two times I had Pinkberry frozen yogurt, I felt terrible the next day and all I could think was "Must ... have ... more ... Pinkberry ..." I wouldn't be surprised if they were grinding up caffeine pills and dumping them in the vat.

    I stopped eating cold desserts when I read up on how taste buds work. Heat increases the sensitivity of your taste buds, and cold decreases it. That’s why hot food tastes better.

    It’s also why cold desserts need twice as much sugar (anyone who has eaten melted ice cream knows how obnoxiously sweet it is).

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    Hahahaaaaaa! Outstanding work, Svigor. I have to hear that story about the melted ice-cream.
    , @res

    I stopped eating cold desserts when I read up on how taste buds work. Heat increases the sensitivity of your taste buds, and cold decreases it. That’s why hot food tastes better.
     
    The things we learn reading iSteve... Thanks!

    References:
    https://www.beveragedaily.com/Article/2005/12/19/Food-temperature-affects-taste-reveal-scientists
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16355226

    More detail from the abstract. The effect is roughly linear from 15-35 degrees C.

    TRPM5, a cation channel of the TRP superfamily, is highly expressed in taste buds of the tongue, where it has a key role in the perception of sweet, umami and bitter tastes. Activation of TRPM5 occurs downstream of the activation of G-protein-coupled taste receptors and is proposed to generate a depolarizing potential in the taste receptor cells. Factors that modulate TRPM5 activity are therefore expected to influence taste. Here we show that TRPM5 is a highly temperature-sensitive, heat-activated channel: inward TRPM5 currents increase steeply at temperatures between 15 and 35 degrees C. TRPM4, a close homologue of TRPM5, shows similar temperature sensitivity. Heat activation is due to a temperature-dependent shift of the activation curve, in analogy to other thermosensitive TRP channels. Moreover, we show that increasing temperature between 15 and 35 degrees C markedly enhances the gustatory nerve response to sweet compounds in wild-type but not in Trpm5 knockout mice. The strong temperature sensitivity of TRPM5 may underlie known effects of temperature on perceived taste in humans, including enhanced sweetness perception at high temperatures and 'thermal taste', the phenomenon whereby heating or cooling of the tongue evoke sensations of taste in the absence of tastants.

     

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  109. @European-American
    Speaking of the expression “coalition of the fringes”, and remembering the variety of comments I’ve been reading here, I suddenly had a through-the-looking-glass moment and wondered how much of that is projection. I know the official Steve Sailer ideology is “citizenism” and that we like to see ourselves as the wise head-shaking silent majority, but what could be coalition-of-the-fringier than the motley assortment of resentful identities peopling the comments on Unz, united only by their dislike of Big SJW and [annoying identity of the day]. Forgive me, Sailerites, for I have sinned.

    If you think Sailerites think of themselves as “the wise head-shaking silent majority” you’ve totally lost the plot. America is not a serious country – it’s a madhouse.

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  110. @Stan Adams
    Steve, have you ever seen Just Another Girl on the I.R.T. (1992), directed by Leslie Harris?

    http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/exchange/files/imagecache/featured_450px/film/leslie%20harris.jpeg

    http://articles.baltimoresun.com/1993-04-02/entertainment/1993092296_1_chantel-johnson-ariyan

    Jewish viewers will likely cringe at a discomfiting scene in history class where Chantel lectures her clearly Jewish teacher ("Mr. Weinberg") on the historical irrelevance of the Holocaust as compared to the "ongoing holocaust against young black men in the streets of America." White viewers will cringe when Chantel, who works in Manhattan as a check-out girl and assistant store manager, dismantles a snooty white liberal racist on the job. The scene feels more like prejudice itself; white liberals may indeed be occasionally racist and more than occasionally classist, but Harris hasn't examined them closely enough to make this one anything other than an unbelievable stereotype.
     

    The sin is the Jew part. The anti-White-leftist part is there to get Whites on board.

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  111. @PiltdownMan
    Starbucks is a huge buyer of coffee beans in bulk, from a variety of sources, in a variety of types, the better to minimize cost of goods.

    It over-roasts its coffee to cover up the significant differences in flavor between bean types, and has successfully trained its clientele's palates to accept that as being the "Starbucks flavor" for coffee.

    AFAIK. Might be apocryphal.

    Sounds plausible. I’ve always found their coffee to be gross. Not to mention expensive and fattening.

    People get hooked on the oddest stuff. Beer is now inching up to $10/six pack and it’s all this craft baloney. It’s just more calories and bitterness and marketing. Wine tasting is all over CA like an insect invasion and the more expensive the better. Pot, of course, is going to eclipse them all in sales (if not in respectability, but hey, what do I know?) and it ain’t going to be cheap.

    It’s like people just can’t help themselves from blowing money on stuff that tastes bad and alters the mind.

    We should do a contest here: who can go the longest drinking only tap water? Can you last 1 day, 1 week? And can you be honest?

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    https://youtu.be/BwH__x6jV6A
    , @Svigor

    We should do a contest here: who can go the longest drinking only tap water? Can you last 1 day, 1 week? And can you be honest?
     
    I won already. I go for weeks or months drinking nothing else. Been drinking a beer now and then lately, though.
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  112. anon[401] • Disclaimer says:

    The millions Starbucks loses and spends closing for indoctrination is just another part of the vast white tax, the trillions transferred from whites to racist, hostile parasites under the protection of armed government goons. The ADL is blatantly hypocritical and genocidal, so are these other groups getting this money. Modern American culture and the government it spawns is built on white-hating racism and white slavery.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=ivRRH2Z97aU

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  113. @Brutusale
    So many people have obviously never been to a Starbucks. I'm sitting in one right now, as I've done most mornings for the past 18 years, planning my day.

    The "expensive coffee" thing is funny. Starbucks regular coffee is the same price as Dunks. There are 2 private coffee shops in town, and they're both about 25 cents more expensive. The Starbucks "coffee drinks" tend to be pricey, just like a cocktail at a bar is more expensive than a beer, as it's a more complex drink to make. The extra-sweet coffee drinks (the employees call them diabetes in a cup) are minority magnets, as this former barista points out:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUTrJW-0xtc

    Starbucks makes a big deal out of the fact that they pay their staff wages much higher than the food service industry standards, which depresses the tips. A large number of their patrons also order/pay with the app, which also reduces tips.

    My friends who drink Dunks use the "Charbucks" name. Starbucks offers three roasts: dark, medium (Pike Place) and blonde, which they added when Dunks started the Dunkin' Dark Roast. The dark roasts vary in flavor and intensity, and there are some that I hate and I'll order the Pike instead. Because they brew their coffee by scoops instead of weight, the dark roasts actually have LESS caffeine than the lighter roasts.

    Starbucks is about 3-4 years into a plan actively discouraging hanging out. All the recent renovations (every 5 years stores get a complete makeover) have included less comfortable seats and fewer plugs for laptops/tablets/phones. Regular patrons are not happy, but regular Starbucks patrons are, as a group, the most persnickety patrons you'll ever find. I call them over-bred poodles.

    People ask me why a true-blue reactionary like me patronizes Starbucks. I use their wifi and drink free refills at an establishment a 5 minute walk from my house, that's why. The added bonus is triggering the moonbats with the Trump/Pence sticker on my laptop.

    McDonalds coffee: better tasting, served by efficient non-chatty Mexican ladies, $0.80 (senior), free refill, plus wifi.

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    I've had it and it's fine, but my little SWPLville has all the pretentiousness of REAL elite communities and doesn't allow fast food restaurants or drive throughs, so I've only had McD's coffee when on the road.

    I'm not defending or denigrating anyone's taste in coffee. What Starbucks sells isn't just the coffee, but also the illusion of the upper-middle class experience to the desperate strivers. Lounging around the coffee shop like the indolent old French intellectuals is the sell, but the reality is office drones "working from home", post-yoga class hausfraus undoing their exercise with 800-calorie coffee drinks, and real estate agents meeting clients.

    What they offer me is 3-4 cups of joe for the price of one and, with certain baristas, even the first one is free.

    Thoughts from this morning's visit: far more toilet-only visitors now.

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  114. @Svigor
    I stopped eating cold desserts when I read up on how taste buds work. Heat increases the sensitivity of your taste buds, and cold decreases it. That's why hot food tastes better.

    It's also why cold desserts need twice as much sugar (anyone who has eaten melted ice cream knows how obnoxiously sweet it is).

    Hahahaaaaaa! Outstanding work, Svigor. I have to hear that story about the melted ice-cream.

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  115. @Reg Cæsar
    Do you have links for the classic "Dixie Nixon", or the "Happiness Is..." issue that Charles M Schulz sued them over?

    Do you have links for the classic “Dixie Nixon”, or the “Happiness Is…” issue that Charles M Schulz sued them over?

    That site has a comprehensive collection. If you know what issue a piece was in start from http://www.luckyfrogfarms.com/cook/NL/

    For “Dixie Nixon” a quick search gives February 1974: https://books.google.com/books?id=0JMvBwAAQBAJ&pg=PA211
    So download http://www.luckyfrogfarms.com/cook/NL/1970′s/1974/1974_02.pdf
    It is on pages 74-75 of the magazine (76-77 of the pdf).

    For “Happiness Is…” (actually “Death Is”) a quick search gives September 1971: http://www.marksverylarge.com/issue-index/1971-09/
    So download http://www.luckyfrogfarms.com/cook/NL/1970′s/1971/1971_09.pdf
    It is on page 67-69 of the magazine (69-71 of the pdf).

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  116. @Svigor
    I stopped eating cold desserts when I read up on how taste buds work. Heat increases the sensitivity of your taste buds, and cold decreases it. That's why hot food tastes better.

    It's also why cold desserts need twice as much sugar (anyone who has eaten melted ice cream knows how obnoxiously sweet it is).

    I stopped eating cold desserts when I read up on how taste buds work. Heat increases the sensitivity of your taste buds, and cold decreases it. That’s why hot food tastes better.

    The things we learn reading iSteve… Thanks!

    References:

    https://www.beveragedaily.com/Article/2005/12/19/Food-temperature-affects-taste-reveal-scientists

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16355226

    More detail from the abstract. The effect is roughly linear from 15-35 degrees C.

    TRPM5, a cation channel of the TRP superfamily, is highly expressed in taste buds of the tongue, where it has a key role in the perception of sweet, umami and bitter tastes. Activation of TRPM5 occurs downstream of the activation of G-protein-coupled taste receptors and is proposed to generate a depolarizing potential in the taste receptor cells. Factors that modulate TRPM5 activity are therefore expected to influence taste. Here we show that TRPM5 is a highly temperature-sensitive, heat-activated channel: inward TRPM5 currents increase steeply at temperatures between 15 and 35 degrees C. TRPM4, a close homologue of TRPM5, shows similar temperature sensitivity. Heat activation is due to a temperature-dependent shift of the activation curve, in analogy to other thermosensitive TRP channels. Moreover, we show that increasing temperature between 15 and 35 degrees C markedly enhances the gustatory nerve response to sweet compounds in wild-type but not in Trpm5 knockout mice. The strong temperature sensitivity of TRPM5 may underlie known effects of temperature on perceived taste in humans, including enhanced sweetness perception at high temperatures and ‘thermal taste’, the phenomenon whereby heating or cooling of the tongue evoke sensations of taste in the absence of tastants.

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  117. @Buffalo Joe
    Magically, on May 29th, America discovers that it really doesn't need overly priced coffee that tastes like it was burnt and strained through a dirty sock. Thousands of baristas thrown out of work turn on SJWs every where. If only.

    Magically, on May 29th, America discovers that it really doesn’t need overly priced coffee that tastes like it was burnt and strained through a dirty sock.

    I used to think that was just something people said, in order to showcase their disdain for soulless franchise mega-capitalism. But no, they burn the crap out of their coffee. Every darn time. Most Starbuck’s patrons don’t seem to notice, I think, because they’re not there for coffee. They’re there for a milkshake, one which they can tell themselves was merely “coffee”. As a person who drinks only black coffee, Starbuck’s doesn’t seem particularly expensive, but it sucks. It’s just really rather bad.

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  118. @European-American
    All hail the unbreakable coalition of racists of every color and creed!

    Seriously, there is a certain mirror effect of identity politics on the right fighting identity politics on the left.

    If it exists you haven’t demonstrated that, and “I am one of you guys but even I have started to doubt X” is a proprietary shill template from early in the 2016 campaign.

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    You seem to find an argument where I do not intend one, and keep attributing statements to me that I did not make. If it’s mind reading, it’s not working well. Anyway, it was just a passing musing: you don’t think “coalition of the fringes” could describe Unz readership or Trump fans?
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  119. @stillCARealist
    Sounds plausible. I've always found their coffee to be gross. Not to mention expensive and fattening.

    People get hooked on the oddest stuff. Beer is now inching up to $10/six pack and it's all this craft baloney. It's just more calories and bitterness and marketing. Wine tasting is all over CA like an insect invasion and the more expensive the better. Pot, of course, is going to eclipse them all in sales (if not in respectability, but hey, what do I know?) and it ain't going to be cheap.

    It's like people just can't help themselves from blowing money on stuff that tastes bad and alters the mind.

    We should do a contest here: who can go the longest drinking only tap water? Can you last 1 day, 1 week? And can you be honest?

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  120. @Anon
    This is more like a Holy War.

    Which people are more holy?

    Btw, I don't think Jewish customers have much problem at Starbucks, so why is ADL getting involved?
    Besides, I'm not sure the Gazan Way favored by ADL will be very helpful.

    https://www.jta.org/2018/04/15/news-opinion/black-men-arrested-philadelphia-starbucks-waiting-local-jewish-businessman

    The two black men whose arrest at a Starbucks in Philadelphia has gone viral were waiting for a local Jewish businessman, Andrew Yaffe, who tried to stop their arrest.

    The Jewish “businessman” is in real estate.

    He was reported elsewhere as a “white businessman.”

    That area of Philly is heavily Jewish and not far from where Sabrina Rubin Erdely–who fantasizes in print about gangrape, pedophilia, and heroin addiction for major magazines–lives. If there’s gentrification happening, or about to happen, particularly in the blacker parts of Philly, it’s a sure bet there are Philly real estate, legal, and banking Jews involved.

    This is, by the way, a demographic description of the FIRE economy in Philly, though I imagine some will not like or want to read it as such.

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  121. anonymous[739] • Disclaimer says:

    Yep – Steve go this right.

    I think it will play out in a similar way that the large Black African migrant/undocumented population in Israel played out.

    First there were protests, race riots by Israeli Jews against the crime and dysfunction caused by the Black African migrants/undocumented. There were some – not many Liberal Jews in Israel and in the Jewish Disapora trying to do what they do here – get them legalized, provide housing, welfare benefits etc – these Lib Leftist Jews were really put down. But then it was bad publicity for the Jewish state that Israel was going to deport all of them back to some Black African 3rd world country, so the Jews in Israel and in the Jewish Disapora used their connections in NGO like the United Nations to come up with plan B:

    Dump them all in Germany, Scandinavia, Western Europe and also coming here to USA.

    This way the Jews are back on the humanitarian Lib multicultural pro migrant team – a lot like Jewish $ millionaire actors and directors like Rob the Meathead Reiner advocating for open borders and the rights of the undocumented…. just as long as they don’t come anywhere near Rob Reiners $12 million beach house in Malibu or in Malibu town itself that has a big sign virtually signaling to the WORLD that Malibu is a Sanctuary City (For multi million $ undocumented who are all PC and pro Israel).

    Other virtue signaling from the Lugenpresse – we’re getting morality tales of Anti Semitism coming back to Germany and this can’t happen again.

    Never forget.

    Some North African Arab Migrant attacked an Israeli wearing that Jewish skull cap. The victim wasn’t apparently Jewish but an Israeli Arab. Anyway the Lugenpresse is hiding the racial identity of the Arab Muslim migrant attacker and smearing White Racist Germany as promoting racial anti Semitic hatred again.

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  122. @Anon
    This is more like a Holy War.

    Which people are more holy?

    Btw, I don't think Jewish customers have much problem at Starbucks, so why is ADL getting involved?
    Besides, I'm not sure the Gazan Way favored by ADL will be very helpful.

    The ADL long ago stopped being about Jews only and entered the general race huckster business.

    They’ve also been lacing into Israel lately. Not nice enough to “refugees,” you see.

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    Yeah, it's disappointing to see the ADL's decline. And HIAS's, and the Reform rabbinate's, and the federations', and...

    Liberal Jews are discovering every day that they're not welcome on the left, unless they throw Israel under the bus. Sometimes they wail and gnash their teeth —
    https://www.jweekly.com/2018/01/26/oakland-womens-march-not-youre-pro-israel/
    https://www.jweekly.com/2017/03/14/zionism-or-feminism-you-shouldnt-have-to-choose/
    But all too many knuckle under and comply.

    I feel fortunate that I don't need acceptance from the pussyhatters, or Black Lives Matters, or the open borders crowd or any of the others.

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  123. @Clyde
    I never, ever patronize Star Bucks and I despise their overwrought lattes and other horrible, over priced concoctions. There is only one way to drink coffee, black and strong, no sugar. Best way to consume it is on an empty stomach. It is a bit medicinal this way. But taken after a heavy meal it will cut through the fats n grease a bit.

    I like my coffee just like my women – strong and black.

    Ba-dum!

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    Strong and black and don't talk back.
    , @Brutusale
    That's how I like my beer.
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  124. @Steve Sailer
    Yup.

    You can start with Bottle Rocket, which is largely driven by the fact that the camera loves the Wilson Brothers and Wes didn't have the budget to make a real Wes Anderson film, and jump straight to Grand Budapest Hotel, which is Wes Anderson not moderating any of his annoying traits but instead doubling down and, somehow, it turns out pretty awesome.

    You can start with Bottle Rocket, which is largely driven by the fact that the camera loves the Wilson Brothers and Wes didn’t have the budget to make a real Wes Anderson film, and jump straight to Grand Budapest Hotel, which is Wes Anderson not moderating any of his annoying traits but instead doubling down and, somehow, it turns out pretty awesome.

    That Honest Trailer nails practically everything about Wes Anderson movies. I’ve actually only seen Rushmore and RT. I liked Rushmore but when I showed it to others they didn’t. I was kinda scarred by that experience. I am not sure whether it made me pretentious, whether the bits I thought funny at first were not actually funny, or whether I just wanted them to be. Maybe I will watch another one, or rewatch those and see what I think now.

    The deadpan faux Baldwin voice is perfect, the extended credits… it is all so meticulously crafted, so to speak. There are some really, really funny Honest Trailers but that is the best I have seen so far. If you hadn’t seen it yet I thought you would like it as you have reviewed most if not all of the WA films.

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  125. @Steve Sailer
    Chappelle was always pretty devoted to be being funny rather than politically correct, but as the culture gets more sententious, he now seems more on the right with Chris Rock. He used to be assumed to be on the left because he was brilliantly funny, but now anybody funny is under suspicion.

    Amy Schumer is the opposite case: she became more successful as she got less funny/more politically correct. Much more successful than her ex-boyfriend Anthony Jeselnik, who might be the funniest comedian working now.

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  126. @Buffalo Joe
    When I was a Boy Scout we would make camp coffee in a porcelain sided perculator pot over an open fire. The brew was always way too strong but we lightened it with Pet's condensed milk in a can. That thick, syrupy milk and a couple of teaspoons of sugar made a coffee that was very drinkable. I have tried but I can't seem to make a cup of Starbuck's suitable to my taste. When the blacks start to burn down the Starbucks stores, I can brew camp coffee over the smouldering embers. They still sell condensed milk.

    Joe, spoken like a true scout: “Be prepared.” We brewed “cowboy coffee” with the coffee in a plain pot and spat out the grounds, but your way sounds more civilized. I mostly buy store-brand generic coffee but sometimes I’ll get the fair trade-certified stuff when I’m feeling prosperous.

    I seldom stop at Starbucks, but apparently they do have some products that should appeal more to traditional African-American tastes; i.e. sweeter, lighter, and less bitter:

    http://blonde.starbucks.com/

    Perfect for nursing along while waiting for a tardy business associate…

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    IBC, thank you for the reply
    , @Anon
    If you let it sit a few minutes the coffee grounds will sink to the bottom of the pot and you can pour off the liquid.

    If you have a coffee mill (the French army iirc used to equip soldiers with them) you can get a very nice Turkish-style cup.
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  127. @J.Ross
    If it exists you haven't demonstrated that, and "I am one of you guys but even I have started to doubt X" is a proprietary shill template from early in the 2016 campaign.

    You seem to find an argument where I do not intend one, and keep attributing statements to me that I did not make. If it’s mind reading, it’s not working well. Anyway, it was just a passing musing: you don’t think “coalition of the fringes” could describe Unz readership or Trump fans?

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    How does a fringe minority elect a president with all the levers of the deep state against him.

    I eagerly await your "I didnt say that" sophistry.
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  128. Say what you will about Spike Lee, but I learned an important lesson by enduring “Chi-Raq” – the fact that blacks thought it was a great movie demonstrates clearly that Black Culcha’ is irredeemable.

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  129. @Steve Sailer
    Chappelle was always pretty devoted to be being funny rather than politically correct, but as the culture gets more sententious, he now seems more on the right with Chris Rock. He used to be assumed to be on the left because he was brilliantly funny, but now anybody funny is under suspicion.

    “Chris Rock…on the right.” Might want to update your cultural references with your kitchen Steve-o.

    Rock has gotten “woke” to the point where he thought it was a bucket of laughs to talk about how he prays for dead white kids at one of his stand up shows.

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    Lately he has. He didn't used to be that way though. Rock famously disavowed some of his bits that criticized dysfunctional black behavior a few years back.

    Rock playing the pc game is a desperate attempt to get relevant again.
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  130. @European-American
    You seem to find an argument where I do not intend one, and keep attributing statements to me that I did not make. If it’s mind reading, it’s not working well. Anyway, it was just a passing musing: you don’t think “coalition of the fringes” could describe Unz readership or Trump fans?

    How does a fringe minority elect a president with all the levers of the deep state against him.

    I eagerly await your “I didnt say that” sophistry.

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    Really, it's odd that people feel the need to attack my suggestion that "coalition of the fringes" might apply to them. I meant no attack on anyone, just a little wistful self-awareness.

    It's not sophistry to say, again, that I repeated Steve's expression "coalition of the fringes" (not just "fringe", nor "minority"), which is in the very title of this post... Coalitions do win elections, for the Republicans as well as for the Democrats, for Obama as well as for Trump.

    It's easy to mock Democrats for the very visibly motley and fractious coalition they represent. But it's clear from comments on Unz that, here too, people often have radically different points of view and backgrounds (Jew vs. gentile, Christian vs. atheist, urban vs. country, rich vs. poor, pro-US vs. anti-US, pro-Russia vs. anti-Russia, white-collar vs. blue-collar, etc.), even if commenters are probably mostly old white guys. There's nothing wrong with acknowledging this diversity, even if you wish it weren't so. Indeed it's blindness to assume us to be a homogeneous group.

    One more little joke for the road:

    on the left they say "diversity is our strength", here we say "HBDiversity is our strength" (or to be treasured or whatever). Just a small joke...

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  131. @Jack Hanson
    "Chris Rock...on the right." Might want to update your cultural references with your kitchen Steve-o.

    Rock has gotten "woke" to the point where he thought it was a bucket of laughs to talk about how he prays for dead white kids at one of his stand up shows.

    Lately he has. He didn’t used to be that way though. Rock famously disavowed some of his bits that criticized dysfunctional black behavior a few years back.

    Rock playing the pc game is a desperate attempt to get relevant again.

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  132. @Jim Don Bob
    I like my coffee just like my women - strong and black.

    Ba-dum!

    Strong and black and don’t talk back.

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  133. @Nachum
    The ADL long ago stopped being about Jews only and entered the general race huckster business.

    They've also been lacing into Israel lately. Not nice enough to "refugees," you see.

    Yeah, it’s disappointing to see the ADL’s decline. And HIAS’s, and the Reform rabbinate’s, and the federations’, and…

    Liberal Jews are discovering every day that they’re not welcome on the left, unless they throw Israel under the bus. Sometimes they wail and gnash their teeth —

    https://www.jweekly.com/2018/01/26/oakland-womens-march-not-youre-pro-israel/

    https://www.jweekly.com/2017/03/14/zionism-or-feminism-you-shouldnt-have-to-choose/

    But all too many knuckle under and comply.

    I feel fortunate that I don’t need acceptance from the pussyhatters, or Black Lives Matters, or the open borders crowd or any of the others.

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  134. @Anonym
    I don’t think the budgets matter as much. He could have just kept on going, doing relatively small budget movies, just as Wes Anderson has (I think.)

    I am not sure where to put this but here is as good a place as any. Of the several hundred Honest Trailers, I think this is the best.

    https://youtu.be/trWLY6NrS2Q

    THAT was fantastic! Thank you for that.

    I enjoy Wes Anderson movies (I mean films), because they make me feel nostalgic. I feel like a kid again and have that magical feeling about the larger world.

    For me Wes Anderson + Ralph Fiennes* was a win.

    *Is it wrong that when I saw him as Amon Goeth in “Schindler’s List,” I said out loudly, “Enough about the huckster do-gooder who saves Jews. Can we see more about that other guy?”

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  135. @Truth

    The “expensive coffee” thing is funny. Starbucks regular coffee is the same price as Dunks. There are 2 private coffee shops in town
     
    There are two private coffee shops in Buffalo? Did I read this correctly?

    Buffalo?! With all due respect to our friend Joe, not in a million years.

    A friend pointed out that, in addition to the single Starbucks and the three Dunks, there are now FOUR private coffee shops in my little SWPLville.

    Back to sleep, Sport.

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  136. @Marty
    McDonalds coffee: better tasting, served by efficient non-chatty Mexican ladies, $0.80 (senior), free refill, plus wifi.

    I’ve had it and it’s fine, but my little SWPLville has all the pretentiousness of REAL elite communities and doesn’t allow fast food restaurants or drive throughs, so I’ve only had McD’s coffee when on the road.

    I’m not defending or denigrating anyone’s taste in coffee. What Starbucks sells isn’t just the coffee, but also the illusion of the upper-middle class experience to the desperate strivers. Lounging around the coffee shop like the indolent old French intellectuals is the sell, but the reality is office drones “working from home”, post-yoga class hausfraus undoing their exercise with 800-calorie coffee drinks, and real estate agents meeting clients.

    What they offer me is 3-4 cups of joe for the price of one and, with certain baristas, even the first one is free.

    Thoughts from this morning’s visit: far more toilet-only visitors now.

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  137. @Jim Don Bob
    I like my coffee just like my women - strong and black.

    Ba-dum!

    That’s how I like my beer.

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  138. @IBC
    Joe, spoken like a true scout: "Be prepared." We brewed "cowboy coffee" with the coffee in a plain pot and spat out the grounds, but your way sounds more civilized. I mostly buy store-brand generic coffee but sometimes I'll get the fair trade-certified stuff when I'm feeling prosperous.

    I seldom stop at Starbucks, but apparently they do have some products that should appeal more to traditional African-American tastes; i.e. sweeter, lighter, and less bitter:

    http://blonde.starbucks.com/

    Perfect for nursing along while waiting for a tardy business associate...

    IBC, thank you for the reply

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  139. Anon[198] • Disclaimer says:
    @IBC
    Joe, spoken like a true scout: "Be prepared." We brewed "cowboy coffee" with the coffee in a plain pot and spat out the grounds, but your way sounds more civilized. I mostly buy store-brand generic coffee but sometimes I'll get the fair trade-certified stuff when I'm feeling prosperous.

    I seldom stop at Starbucks, but apparently they do have some products that should appeal more to traditional African-American tastes; i.e. sweeter, lighter, and less bitter:

    http://blonde.starbucks.com/

    Perfect for nursing along while waiting for a tardy business associate...

    If you let it sit a few minutes the coffee grounds will sink to the bottom of the pot and you can pour off the liquid.

    If you have a coffee mill (the French army iirc used to equip soldiers with them) you can get a very nice Turkish-style cup.

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  140. @stillCARealist
    Sounds plausible. I've always found their coffee to be gross. Not to mention expensive and fattening.

    People get hooked on the oddest stuff. Beer is now inching up to $10/six pack and it's all this craft baloney. It's just more calories and bitterness and marketing. Wine tasting is all over CA like an insect invasion and the more expensive the better. Pot, of course, is going to eclipse them all in sales (if not in respectability, but hey, what do I know?) and it ain't going to be cheap.

    It's like people just can't help themselves from blowing money on stuff that tastes bad and alters the mind.

    We should do a contest here: who can go the longest drinking only tap water? Can you last 1 day, 1 week? And can you be honest?

    We should do a contest here: who can go the longest drinking only tap water? Can you last 1 day, 1 week? And can you be honest?

    I won already. I go for weeks or months drinking nothing else. Been drinking a beer now and then lately, though.

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  141. @Jack Hanson
    How does a fringe minority elect a president with all the levers of the deep state against him.

    I eagerly await your "I didnt say that" sophistry.

    Really, it’s odd that people feel the need to attack my suggestion that “coalition of the fringes” might apply to them. I meant no attack on anyone, just a little wistful self-awareness.

    It’s not sophistry to say, again, that I repeated Steve’s expression “coalition of the fringes” (not just “fringe”, nor “minority”), which is in the very title of this post… Coalitions do win elections, for the Republicans as well as for the Democrats, for Obama as well as for Trump.

    It’s easy to mock Democrats for the very visibly motley and fractious coalition they represent. But it’s clear from comments on Unz that, here too, people often have radically different points of view and backgrounds (Jew vs. gentile, Christian vs. atheist, urban vs. country, rich vs. poor, pro-US vs. anti-US, pro-Russia vs. anti-Russia, white-collar vs. blue-collar, etc.), even if commenters are probably mostly old white guys. There’s nothing wrong with acknowledging this diversity, even if you wish it weren’t so. Indeed it’s blindness to assume us to be a homogeneous group.

    One more little joke for the road:

    on the left they say “diversity is our strength”, here we say “HBDiversity is our strength” (or to be treasured or whatever). Just a small joke…

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