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Although Donald Trump is supposed to be some kind of fascist dictator, the Trump Era seems more like Peak Democracy, with huge election turnouts and everybody and their brother running for President. The latest is Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ).

Other than Booker being a 49-year-old bachelor, he seems like a pretty demographically reasonable candidate for President: a black guy who grew up middle class and suburban, the son of a couple of IBM managers. He was a high school football superstar (Gerald Ford called him to try to recruit him to play for Michigan) and played football for Stanford where he had his best game in an upset of #1 Notre Dame:

But he didn’t have the speed to start on a team that had faster receivers like Ed McCaffrey, father of Christian McCaffrey. Booker now calls himself “the most overrated football player I think in the history of high school football.”

But he had a cheerful personality and made himself popular on campus, so when coach Dennis Green cut him for his fourth year of eligibility he turned lemons into lemonade.

He had been elected senior class president, won a Rhodes Scholarship, went to Yale Law School, and at least acted like he cared by serving a couple of terms as mayor of Newark.

Silicon Valley and Wall Street have always loved the guy. He was pals with rightwing rabbi Shmuley Boteach at Oxford:

He’s perfect to be The First Black President … except that Obama beat him to it with a similar shtick. Plus, he seems like a nice guy who doesn’t hate YT or capitalism enough for the Current Year.

Hence, nobody seems excited about him for 2020.

The New York Times article about his candidacy is passively-aggressively snippy.

Lately, he’s been seen with actress Rosario Dawson, who seems like she could give him Woke lessons.

So, we’ll see …

 
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  1. Tyrion 2 says:

    He’s perfect to be The First Black President … except that Obama beat him to it with a similar shtick. Plus, he seems like a nice guy who doesn’t hate YT enough for the Current Year.

    Hence, nobody seems excited about him for 2020

    He doesn’t imbue the chiliastic rush from a feeling for societal transformation that a female candidate would.

    Nor does he fulfill any masochistic/sadistic desires through infantile hate YT posing.

    He won’t be President…then again, Rosario Dawson might help.

    • Replies: @anon
    , @Mr. XYZ
  2. Tyrion 2 says:

    and a gay candidate, Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Ind.

    Butt-i-ghey?

  3. clyde says:

    The Democratic field now features two black contenders — Mr. Booker and Senator Kamala Harris of California — and four women

    No straight white guys running. What does this tell you? A gay white guy is running. Mayor of some Democrat city.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    , @PennTothal
  4. “Lately, he’s been seen with actress Rosario Dawson, who seems like she could give him Woke lessons.”

    If he’s looking for “woke” with an edge, maybe the Puerto Rican AOC.

    http://fosterspeak.blogspot.com/2019/02/lone-ranger-hmm.html

    • Replies: @Lot
    , @Hypnotoad666
    , @Bugg
  5. @clyde

    Any straight white guy beside oldies Biden and Sanders likely to run: Sherrod Brown?

  6. BB753 says:

    Booker has many skeletons in his closet, including himself.

    • Agree: Clyde
  7. Tyrion 2 says:
    @Tyrion 2

    That looks like I’m making fun of him, really I just feel sorry for him. I suppose the mayor of South Bend probs couldn’t be a Democratic Presidential contender otherwise

    • Replies: @Lot
  8. @Steve Sailer

    Sherrod Brown!? The Sheriff of Nottingham has a better chance to snag the Dem nomination.

    • Replies: @Tyrion 2
    , @Desiderius
  9. Well, he certainly is black if you apply the one-drop rule, but then Elizabeth Warren really is Cherokee or whatever. Going by his appearance, I guess he is about 25% African. Maybe he will become the Great Healer, who knows?

    • Replies: @Counterinsurgency
    , @guest
  10. @clyde

    Are not Bloomberg and the Starbucks guy, ostensibly running as independents, really seeking the dem nomination in the end?

    • Replies: @AndrewR
  11. Trevor H. says:

    The New York Times, in form as usual:

    Here’s what you need to know about him.

    Synopsis: Booker isn’t nasty enough for the Current Year. And “divisive politics” is something that Donald Trump invented and then perpetrated upon an innocent, unsuspecting nation. If only we could have Hillary for president. She’s good for the Jews and we just don’t trust shvartzes even if they dance with ten rabbis and even if they did attend Yale Law School.

  12. Art Deco says:

    Bory Cooker has benefited from an astonishingly incurious press in New Jersey. There is ample reason to believe he never lived in the structure used as his voting address, and, indeed, that he wasn’t living in Newark at all. He made his first run for public office at the age of 28, listing a law degree and two professional positions as his work history. There is reason to believe that one of the agencies he listed as an employer was fictional. Anyone make an effort to discover where its offices were and who else worked there?

    And then there are the odd little curios. One of his Republican opponents was sufficiently bemused by Cooker’s gushing over the splendors of having mani-pedi’s at an all-night nail salon that he had his staff try to locate such a place in Newark. (Dry hole, btw). Unlike Lindsay Graham, Cooker actually does have a sort of gayish sensibility (above and beyond successfully concealing his domestic life).

    And he was a failure as Mayor of Newark. You have one job as Mayor of Newark: suppress street crime. He failed overall and salient categories of crime (e.g. homicide) were more common when he left office. BTW, the State of New Jersey has put a large higher education complex in the City of Newark which enrolls 20,000 students and includes a university medical center, an engineering school, and a general campus which incorporates research degrees in select (vocational) subjects to boot. There’s certainly the basis for some gentrification in Newark. (Robert Bowser, Mayor of East Orange, actually did preside over a successful crime control program. Nobody cares but Heather MacDonald).

    Ain’t nuttin’ there but the PR.

    • Agree: Johann Ricke
    • Replies: @Clyde
    , @CCZ
    , @Anon
    , @Couch Scientist
  13. Art Deco says:
    @Steve Sailer

    What? Does Beto have a (male) sidepiece? Or are you classifying him as Hispanic?

    • Replies: @AndrewR
  14. anon[393] • Disclaimer says:
    @Tyrion 2

    I dont think americans will be stupid enough to vote for another black president but theyre stupid enough to vote for a jew or a woman

  15. Black? first time I listened to him rant about being black I thought he should look in the mirror,he’s white enough.

  16. Anon[404] • Disclaimer says:

    With the brighter light of a presidential bid, will we finally get the whole story about Cory’s best buddy “T-Bone”?

  17. Arclight says:

    Booker will be entertaining because he is awful at feigning outrage or concern – he just can’t do it, but these are the emotions that Democratic candidates will have to summon time and time again to made headway in the primaries.

  18. @Tyrion 2

    Dick Butkus…I suspect more than one kid got his comeuppance when he mispronounced the last syllable.

  19. George says:
    @Steve Sailer

    “Any straight white guy beside oldies Biden (76) and Sanders(77) likely to run: Sherrod Brown(66)?” I would classify Biden and Sanders as elderly. Brown is just old.

    According to Wikipedia John Delaney (Maryland politician) is a 55 yo white, male, straight major candidate for President.

    He might actually have the strongest resume of any of the declared candidates who have nothing important to the job on their resumes.

    Tulsi Gabbard is interesting as she might be a transition away from 100% neo con politics and may have the strong backing of the non Knights of Templar US miltary industrial complex and would almost guarantee a non neo con President in 2020.

    • Replies: @PhysicistDave
  20. bucky says:

    I have the feeling that from here on out, we will *only* be having black presidential candidates coming out of the D party. Like “Oscars so white”?

    Booker is probably gay. He has this grandstanding shrill quality. And he “accidently” sent a tweet to a porn star.

  21. Clyde says:
    @Art Deco

    Unlike Lindsay Graham, Cooker actually does have a sort of gayish sensibility (above and beyond successfully concealing his domestic life).

    He might be a committed metrosexual, anyway he has Rosario Dawson for his beard, at least for the time being. Very nice detailed account. Booker is black empty suit take two. (after Obama) Booker is counting on his image makers-molders to project him out there into the Dems primaries, but they are dealing with a dull campaigner, a dull and non-inspiring speaker.

  22. lotta people think he is a gay…which is in some way advantageous since he can select the perfect beard for electability purposes.

  23. @Arclight

    So another mulatto dude who actually prefers just chillin with peeps to actual politics. Don’t these guys know there’s a huge market for them in law and finance? Granted, it’s not as awesome as Leader of the Free World but you make a six-figure salary in exchange for not very hard work, your sexual partner(s) will be good-looking, and you won’t have to scowl uncomfortably in a corner while the white folks are watching bin Laden get killed.

    • LOL: Buck Ransom
  24. Arclight says:

    Unrelated from the Atlantic: whites are bad because they are pulling their kids from football, thus creating disparities in the opportunity of kids to incur brain damage:

    https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2019/02/football-white-flight-racial-divide/581623/?utm_source=feed

    Alena Samuels has an amazing talent to pick black subjects for her stories that almost seem to be parodies of the black lower class – this lady with her three kids, the names she gave two of them, the fact that she doesn’t have even a GED, etc. Samuels always seems to feature black women like this in her stories.

    It’s also obvious Samuels is not a parent. The idea that football is the sole organized activity that kids in even a rural community could possibly be engaged in to keep them busy is absurd.

  25. He’s perfect to be The First Black President … except that Obama beat him to it with a similar shtick. Plus, he seems like a nice guy who doesn’t hate YT or capitalism enough for the Current Year.

    What we got here is a failure to understand that there ain’t no capitalism anywhere on the globe.

    What we got is CENTRAL BANKER SHYSTERISM.

    American Politics Distilled For You:

    Debt and Demography

    Monetary Extremism and Mass Immigration

    Patriots 41-17.

    Brady throws for 350 yards and 3 touchdowns, no interceptions.

  26. TTSSYF says:
    @Tyrion 2

    And from South Bend, no less.

    • LOL: Tyrion 2
  27. Anon[107] • Disclaimer says:
    @Arclight

    Just finished reading this.

    The framing is forced. Football no longer popular among whites for safety reasons, but black kids have no other choice. Right. And the stuff about footfall coaches counseling black athletes. First of all, why wouldn’t coaches in other sports do that? But also, reading between the lines, the coaches and teammates are doing the homework of the black kids to keep them on the team, because past 8th grade they’re to dumb to pass their classes. And black parents know this and go along with it hoping it will get the kids out of their houses, and hopefully not into jail.

    What will black boys do when the last insurance company pulls out and football programs disappear?

    • Replies: @Hibernian
    , @Merde
  28. Lately, [Booker]’s been seen with actress Rosario Dawson

    Much like Ed Koch would be seen with Bess Myerson.

  29. Whatever his other faults, Booker has shown great taste in beards by choosing Rosario:

    Rosario is also part Puerto Rican, which helps Booker play to the zeitgeist that has built up around AOC.

    • Replies: @Twinkie
    , @Anon
  30. Rhodes Scholarship? Seriously?

    Steve, you are still living in the 1990s. The Rhodes might help him get Superdelegates at the Democratic Convention, but otherwise nobody cares. Part of the reason is that the Rhodes has been diluted and PC-ified. (Cory Booker? Rhodes? What did he do?) But mostly it’s because the electorate has moved on (to its detriment).

    Similarly, black sportsball. Who cares? Your comments on, e.g., running backs or sprinters and race are appreciated, but otherwise, who gives a fuck about black sportsball?

    I don’t know if Cory Booker is gay. Probably not. But he looks gay. He doesn’t project being “a black man”. But he also doesn’t project being “a college professor” like Obama.

    When I watch him on video, I really can’t understand how he got elected. I can’t see him going any farther in politics, especially in the current political environment. My co-workers in Japan are older, but they are still Kennedy Democrats and think identity politics is extreme. Obama got a pass but the next black president needs to have more charisma or more competence.

    Also, Rosario Dawson looks like AOC, which is both good and bad, since the right wing news organizations have been having a field day with AOC.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
  31. “he seems like a pretty demographically reasonable candidate for President: a black guy who grew up middle class and suburban, the son of a couple of IBM managers. ”

    No question about it. We are long overdue for the next version of the Ferguson Effect. :/

  32. anon[295] • Disclaimer says:

    Interesting that you call the Times article “snippy,” it was fairly matter-of-the-fact. You know who is snippy? You.

  33. Anonymous[371] • Disclaimer says:

    OT

    Being a “Cherokee Nation tribal citizen” is not about DNA.

    –Cherokee spokeswoman on Elizabeth Warren question

  34. Anonymous[371] • Disclaimer says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Beto O’Rourke.

    Be afraid.

  35. @Steve Sailer

    Global warmist Governor Jay Inslee is running.

    • Replies: @Charles Pewitt
    , @Anon
  36. Cory Booker is a nasty politician whore who does the bidding of money-grubbing plutocrats.

    Cory Booker is famous among people who follow politics for his honest admission that he supports the Larry The Liquidator rats in private equity — think Mitt Romney — for personal reasons.

    What are the “personal reasons” of Cory Booker that makes him support private equity so strongly? Private equity rats have paid Cory Booker big money to protect and advance their interests.

    Cory Booker is running for president to talk his own book. Cory Booker figures to clam rake a few bucks more and get some VP talk to increase his price in the politician whore market.

    Booker made a nice catch for Stanford in that video, I’ll grant him that. The QB did a good West Coast Offense job of finding the right receiver and throwing it over the linebacker to Booker. Booker caught it with his hands in stride for good yardage. There are my nice comments about Booker.

    This guy in the Patriots hat asking Rand Paul a question about mass immigration and Islamic terrorism and Neo-Conservative wars in the Middle East at a presidential primary town hall event in 2015 says in 2019 that the Patriots will win 41-17 over the Rams.

    Relevant portion starts at 16:40 in first 4/6 video and start of second 5/6 video:

    • Replies: @prosa123
    , @anonymous
  37. @Ghost of Bull Moose

    Global warmist Governor Jay Inslee is running.

    I wonder if global warmist Governor Jay Inslee was running in jogging shorts and a short-sleeved shirt in Chicago the other day when it was 20 degrees below zero?

  38. What is YT? I’m afraid to look it up.

    • Replies: @Lurker
  39. Anon7 says:
    @Arclight

    Redlining and football? Yikes.

    The divide on the football field makes it hard not to see how inequality in America is worsening health disparities and raising the specter of another, darker era of American history. In the early part of the 20th century, black Americans were prevented from buying homes in well-off neighborhoods by racially restrictive covenants, excluded from trade unions and the jobs they guaranteed, and paid less than their white counterparts. The segregation that resulted has long had health implications. Today simply the fact of being black can be hazardous to one’s health. Low-income black boys are more likely than low-income white boys to live in neighborhoods with persistent poverty, violence, and trauma. These neighborhoods also have little access to healthy foods.

  40. If Adam Smith were alive today, he’d say that there can be a great deal of comedy in the ruin of a nation.

    Kamasutra. Spartacus. Beto, basing his candidacy on looking like a Kennedy and a nickname that sounds vaguely Hispanic. Hoolian the Hispanic cipher who can’t speak Spanish. Pocahontas at least is fairly smart, though the ridiculous stuff about her high cheekbones and DNA will probably scuttle her candidacy.

    We’re doomed. Best case is that Trump gets re-elected and Le Deluge gets postponed by a few years. Might as well laugh about it as we swirl around the drain.

    • Replies: @anon
  41. Anonymous[264] • Disclaimer says:

    I love that Purim video. The guys in it look like such happy, healthy young men enjoying a night of fraternity and good-natured fun with one another.

  42. Humbles says:

    I’d gladly take wokeness lessons from Rosario Dawson. None of it would take, mind you. But I’d sure enjoy the instruction.

  43. @Arclight

    Titania McGrath herself would be pleased with that innovative angle.

  44. Anonymous[264] • Disclaimer says:
    @Arclight

    #LacrosseSoWhite

  45. Alfa158 says:
    @Arclight

    The Whitopia I live in still has a high school football program but there is no trace remaining of any Pewee or Pop Warner football programs. The city parks have multiple baseball and soccer fields but you can’t find a goalpost anywhere in the city except at the high school.

    • Replies: @Daniel H
  46. The movie “Street Fight” portrays him as fighting the old black establishment in Newark. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Street_Fight_(film)

  47. …won a Rhodes Scholarship…

    Ruh roh, isn’t accepting a scholarship named after Cecil Rhodes “problematic” in Current Year?

  48. Where this is all going!

    https://chrishernandezauthor.com/2019/01/27/social-justice-pd-to-the-rescue/

    October 28th, 2046. A day I’ll never forget.

    It started just like any other day. I was at the station, watching President Ocortez on TV as she sentenced a criminal to death for denying that women experience erectile dysfunction, when the call came through. 10-37, Triggering In Progress at the memorial! I dropped my tofu and latte, sprinted to my patrol Prius, and blazed out of the parking lot at my max speed of 22 miles per hour.

  49. e says:

    Really, Steve? Have you listened to the guy during his committee appearances? He’s every bit as bad as Harris. It’s not just Repubs that make fun of him in Jersey for his expansive and often fanciful tales of himself.

    • Replies: @Jack Hanson
  50. @Arclight

    Back when ‘minorities’ were truly minorities within the Democratic party there was more of a need for identity group candidates to run and push the party to the left. It made the party look inclusive and helped maintain the coalition. Jesse Jackson never had a chance of winning but he was able to keep black issues front and center. Ralph Nader, while ostensibly independent, has a similar effect. They weren’t vanity candidates as much as single issue candidates. But now, ‘minority’ issues are the dominant mainstream Democratic planks and they now need to run a couple of whites to as cover to make it look like they are inclusive when of course they hate whites. This is also one more reason they are clinging to Pelosi and although he does not know it yet, Schumer. If the Speaker and minority leader were black or brown it would put more pressure for the Dems to run a white for POTUS and vise versa. They are forced to do this balancing act.

  51. ‘…He’s perfect to be The First Black President … except that…’

    Except that he was photographed grinning and holding up a banner equating Israel’s (good, noble) border ‘fence’ with Trump’s proposed (evil, racist) border wall.

    He apologized all over the place, but too late. No big bucks for Cory Booker. Kamala Harris, on the other hand, hasn’t made this particular misstep.

    As you noticed, the New York Times isn’t enthusiastic about Booker. Harris is now the chosen one.

    • Agree: Hypnotoad666
    • Replies: @Alfa158
    , @Hypnotoad666
  52. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:

    One more reason why I never gave a dime to Stanford’s alumni association

  53. A real Spartacus—a real slave-liberation hero—would be fighting against the welfare-abetted legal / illegal immigration steamroller that has stomped American wages into the ground for 40 years. But what does it matter? When you elect an “anti-Establishment” Republican leader who also claims to be on the side of the slaves, he does not build the wall, and he keeps reminding other business owners that they need more people coming in here to fill the low-wage, part-time, temp and churn jobs—more legal immigrants, able to undercut American workers due to their monthly welfare streams and / or their child tax credits for US-born kids. Me thinks Barbara Jordan was a better Spartacus.

  54. Been there, done that, with the affirmative action empty suited Ivy League law school minority.

    The future of the Democrat Party is feminine!! That would include Beto.

    • Replies: @e
  55. Other than Booker being a 49-year-old bachelor, he seems like a pretty demographically reasonable candidate for President:

    A perfect mate, I mean running mate, would be Lindsey Graham, but first he would have to switch teams.

    Lately, he’s been seen with actress Rosario Dawson, who seems like she could give him Woke lessons.

    Rosario Dawson can give me woke lessons, sleep lessons, or any other kind of lesson she thinks I need.

  56. Dr. X says:

    The Democratic Party should change it’s name to the “Mulatto Party.”

    • Replies: @Peripatetic Commenter
  57. Anon[278] • Disclaimer says:

    A lot of these Dem candidates don’t know the old Dem party rules. Traditionally, Democrats used to run relatively clean candidates for the presidency (Hillary was a rare exception) because they knew that voters in flyover country won’t vote for the typical corrupt pol from a big Democratic city. The Dems won with Obama because he was a guy relatively new to politics, and he didn’t have a particularly traceable career of bribe-taking and favor-granting when he started his run.

    Too many of the Dems running right now are tainted with big-city style corruption, and they’re not electable, and they don’t know it. Normal, everyday whites who don’t want ugly, big-city style corruption spreading all over the nation won’t vote for them. The states that went for Trump will never, ever vote for them. Too many whites realize they can’t screw this up. You’ll end up with the US as one massive Detroit/Zimbabwe for EVERYONE if they vote for the usual filthy-and-tainted big city Dem pol.

    The fight over the Dem nomination is going to be fun, because there are so many candidates that they’ll have to dig up massive amounts of dirt on each other to win, and the mudslinging will damage them permanently. Secondly, so much boneheaded Democratic donor money is going to flow into their various races than when only one is left standing, that’ll be a lot of cash thrown away for nothing. Thirdly, when the usual corrupt minority big-city pol loses to Trump, the idiot Demo donors will have likely tossed over a billion dollars down the drain on a corrupt loser, exactly the way they did with Hillary. The idiots deserve to lose their money.

    • Replies: @Fun
  58. Every photo I’ve ever seen of him, he has that bug-eyed high-as-a-kite look, as in the Times photo above. I suppose that’s no big deal these days.

  59. Lot says:
    @Tyrion 2

    Saw him do a TV segment on his book tour. He’s articulate and presentable. Mitch Landrau of New Orleans is another Dem mayor of a GOP state who’d have a brighter future as a coastal politicians.

    The normal exit plan for these types is floating between Wall Street (which soaks poorly run local governments on muni bonds), running local left wing universities, and positions in Dem administrations.

    Poway probably has the best outer-suburban schools in San Diego. It recently took out a crazy loan:

    https://www.voiceofsandiego.org/topics/education/where-borrowing-105-million-will-cost-1-billion-poway-schools/

    It is good to have very well paid local gov officials to sell garbage like this. The state recently banned these types of bonds.

    • Replies: @Alfa158
    , @bomag
    , @AnotherDad
  60. Lot says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Bloomberg might run and win.

    McCain showed the way in 2008: the hard core partisans split their vote 5 ways, the moderates and open-primary independents all only have one guy seeking their vote.

    Bloomberg is loved by the MSM even more than McCain because he actually has a large and growing operation and much of the MSM is job insecure.

    I think ultimately it will be one of the prediction market frontrunners: Biden, Beto, Bernie, Kamala. After California’s early primary, Kamala will likely be the delegate leader and get a ton of attention. The field will narrow and we’ll see then if she blows it.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    , @AnotherDad
  61. KunioKun says:

    His name is way too close to Booker T. Washington, betrayer of black people everywhere so, no, he has no chance at anything.

  62. Mr. Anon says:
    @Arclight

    Shantavia Jackson signed her three sons up for football to keep them out of trouble.

    I guess the underlying assumption of the story is that as whites flee football, and it becomes an all-black affair, then signing up your sons might just be getting them into trouble, rather than keeping them out.

    Over time, the boys’ coaches have become mentors, making sure their athletes get good grades and stay off the streets.

    There was a time when a story like this might have mentioned the word “father”, even if that person were no longer around. Now, it’s as if the fathers don’t even exist and never did. I guess children are now just spawned by mitosis. It’s happening with white people to, at the lower end of the socio-economic scale.

    Jackson dreams that Qway will soon make it out of their home in Colquitt County, a place marked by fields of crops and cotton bales the size of Mack trucks.

    Imagine that! A rural county “marked by fields of crops”! The horror! What a backward place!

    • Agree: Arclight
  63. Lot says:
    @Stephen Paul Foster

    “If he’s looking for “woke” with an edge, maybe the Puerto Rican AOC.”

    That is actually a really good idea for him.

    Rosario Dawson is prettier and bustier, but Paris is worth a mass.

    • Replies: @AnotherDad
  64. Is Cory Booker bisexual?

    I’m curious. Not bicurious, just about Cory. You know what I mean.

    Looking forward to the debates when Spartacus talks about how much he loves it when people think he’s gay. Because he’s not. But if he was, that would be great.

    They named a train station in New Jersey for Frank Lautenberg, but that might be a little too on the nose for CB.

    • Replies: @Lot
  65. Mr. Anon says:
    @Arclight

    Shantavia Jackson signed her three sons up for football to keep them out of trouble.

    I guess the underlying assumption of the story is that as whites flee football, and it becomes an all-black affair, then signing up your sons might just be getting them into trouble, rather than keeping them out.

    Over time, the boys’ coaches have become mentors, making sure their athletes get good grades and stay off the streets.

    There was a time when a story like this might have mentioned the word “father”, even if that person were no longer around. Now, it’s as if the fathers don’t even exist and never did. I guess children are now just spawned by mitosis. It’s happening with white people to, at the lower end of the socio-economic scale.

    Jackson dreams that Qway will soon make it out of their home in Colquitt County, a place marked by fields of crops and cotton bales the size of Mack trucks.

    Imagine that! A rural county “marked by fields of crops”! The horror! What a backward place!

    • Replies: @Peripatetic Commenter
  66. J1234 says:

    It’ll be fun to see Booker T. Spartacus and Willie Brown’s girlfriend go after each other in the primaries. And to see both of them go after the white democratic candidates because of their privilege. This promises to be very entertaining.

  67. Lol… a gay black man is going to beat Drumpf in a landslide. You MAGA-tards will NEVER recover. Racist populism is finished.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  68. Booker, is Obama with a better resume’. He teamed up with Zuckerburg to raise $200 million for Newark schools, half guaranteed by Zuck. Schools still failed, but that could be the population of Newark’s fault. He spent so much time on the road giving speeches that some one, I can’t find the link, famously said…”You can be a rock star or mayor, you can’t be both.” Some people, Obama and Booker included, just love to run for office. And sadly, they get elected, but hey I live in NY, so we have Gillibrand.

    • Replies: @Prester John
  69. Mr. XYZ says:
    @Tyrion 2

    He doesn’t imbue the chiliastic rush from a feeling for societal transformation that a female candidate would.

    Have him announce that he’s actually a woman on the inside. There–problem solved!

    • Agree: Tyrion 2
    • Replies: @stillCARealist
  70. wren says:

    OT: Trump owes his success in politics to the realization that Jewish people couldn’t get in to the right country clubs.

    We do live in an iSteve world.

    https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/02/01/donald-trump-mar-a-lago-anti-semitism-town-council-palm-beach-politics-224537

  71. He’s perfect to be The First Black President

    No, that was Bill Clinton, over 26 years ago.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  72. CCZ says:
    @Art Deco

    NJ’s largest newspaper [Newark] Star-Ledger constantly fawns over Booker. The editors do seem to be Cory’s personal PR firm. The day of his announcement they had 3 separate articles or videos about him on their NJ.com website.

    “”I got a Ph.D. from the streets,” presidential hopeful Cory Booker says from his Newark home.”

    “He called Newark, the “greatest comeback story for any American city right now.””

    https://www.nj.com/politics/2019/02/i-got-a-phd-from-the-streets-presidential-hopeful-cory-booker-says-from-his-newark-home.html

    Others, including the Daily Beast in 2014, are less fawning.

    ANTI-HERO – The Ugly Truth About Cory Booker, New Jersey’s Golden Boy

    “Corruption scandals. Skyrocketing crime. Abandoned allies. There are reasons why New Jersey is lukewarm about its own Sen. Cory Booker—even while the rest of the country swoons.”

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-ugly-truth-about-cory-booker-new-jerseys-golden-boy

  73. @Tiny Duck.

    ‘Lol… a gay black man is going to beat Drumpf in a landslide. You MAGA-tards will NEVER recover. Racist populism is finished.’

    I think we can all agree with Tiny. It would be great if the Democrats ran a gay black man — a gay black man who was caught holding up a pro-Palestinian sign, no less.

    He sounds like a real winner. Go Cory!

    • Replies: @Pericles
  74. Cory Booker Announces His Candidacy

    Okay, but what about his DNA profile? We’re waiting for that, too.

    How’s this for a band name? Booker C and the 23-and-Mes.

    Time is tight!

    • Replies: @okie
  75. Lot says:
    @Ghost of Bull Moose

    NJ had a secretly bisexual GOP congressman for decades:

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

    He married an heiress, which seems to be a thing for bisexual men. His son also served in Congress.

    Earl Rosebery, PM of England, married the main English Rothschild heiress and had four children with her. The same Queensberry who created the modern boxing rules and ruined Oscar Wilde for his relationship with his son, also called Rosebery a “queer snob” and accused him of having an affair with another of his sons, who later died in a hunting accident.

    Then there was Govenor McGreevey who was married with children but either had an affair with or sexually harassed his specially imported Israeli bodyguard:

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  76. @E. Rekshun

    No, that was Bill Clinton, over 26 years ago.

    No, that was Warren Harding, 99 years ago.

    [Harding] was the first president to speak out in the South on behalf of civil rights for African-Americans, according to the University of Richmond.

    On a stop in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1921, Harding praised African-Americans for their service in World War I, which had ended a few years earlier. And he affirmed they were politically equal under the Constitution.

    “Let the black man vote when he is fit to vote; prohibit the white man voting when he is unfit to vote,” he told the crowd. When he called for an end to prejudice, black listeners, relegated to a segregated section, broke into cheers.

    https://www.cnn.com/2015/08/14/us/president-harding-affair-dna-revelation/index.html

    • Replies: @Anon
  77. How’s this for a band name? Booker C and the 23-and-Mes.

    Booker C and the Mattingly and Me’s

    • Replies: @Lurker
  78. wren says:
    @wren

    Trump sat through all of this, but he left an hour before the 8 p.m. roll call vote. If he had stayed, he would have watched things proceeding just as Rampell predicted they would. The two Jewish council members voted in favor of the club. The two original Christian council members voted no. And the third Christian member, Michele Clarke Royal [in Trump’s debt], voted yes, providing the crucial vote in passing the measure and allowing Mar-a-Lago to become a club.

    This victory was far more important than merely the permission to turn the estate into a club. Much of the origins of Donald Trump’s disdain toward what he considers the country’s entrenched, unresponsive political establishment originates in this experience in Palm Beach.

    This battle provoked in Trump a populist, libertarian reaction. That reaction became the engine that helped to carry him to the White House. As one longtime associate said, “Mar-a-Lago was Trump’s launching pad.”

  79. @Lot

    He married an heiress, which seems to be a thing for bisexual men.

    Michael Huffington got it backwards. His wife didn’t get rich until they broke up. But as the son of a Texas oilman, he was already set for life.

    Cole Porter was born rich, and Linda Lee Thomas got a huge divorce settlement from her first husband, so whatever that marriage was about, it wasn’t money.

    • Replies: @Lot
  80. @Dr. X

    Why not go the whole hog and call it the Black Party

    • Replies: @Dr. X
  81. @Mr. Anon

    Jackson dreams that Qway will soon make it out of their home in Colquitt County, a place marked by fields of crops and cotton bales the size of Mack trucks.

    Imagine that! A rural county “marked by fields of crops”! The horror! What a backward place!

    Well, the subtext here is that she doesn’t want them to end up having to pick cotton!

  82. the better question is, What would Cory Booker be doing for a living without benefit of government-mandated affirmative action for blacks? I doubt he’s any smarter than Michelle Obama

  83. Svigor says:

    Jesus, even the iSteve thread about this guy is boring.

  84. @Stephen Paul Foster

    Lately, he’s been seen with actress Rosario Dawson

    I thought everyone assumed Booker was gay (not that there is anything wrong with that).

    If so, you’d think he would embrace it as it would give him a big advantage politically in the primary. But maybe he’s waiting to do a strategic “reveal.” Or maybe he figures African American voters aren’t as into that as white Dem. voters.

  85. Alfa158 says:
    @Colin Wright

    When the Party appointed Harris to her Senate seat, everyone here in California knew it was a placeholder position until she can be appointed as the 2020 or 2024 Presidential candidate. Watching the nomination will probably be like watching a WWF fight. Lots of noise and action but the script is written. It would be fun though if the script gets broken, like in 2016 when the Clinton vs Jeb – Jeb graciously loses script, got blown up by “Blormpf” resulting in the ongoing murderous rage of the Uniparty. Booker can get to play the tragic role of the gay cruelly outed to get him out of the way.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
  86. Lot says:
    @wren

    Great article.

    “Most of their families were originally from Eastern Europe. To the old Palm Beachers, it was not just that there were so many of these new arrivals, but they seemed Jewish in a way their predecessors had not. ”

    Haha I felt that way when I first met Long Island/NJ jews in college. (The more elite Manhattan/CT ones seemed both more intermixed ethnically and almost fully rich-WASP assimilated.)

    “Growing up in Queens, Trump had many Jewish neighbors. About half the children in the private Kew-Forest School were Jewish, and he attended the bar mitzvah of one of the boys. When Trump’s father took his family on vacation for a few days, it was often to the Concord, one of the largely Jewish resorts in the Catskills. In Trump’s business life, many of his closest advisers and most of his competitors were Jewish. When Trump wrote about the men he admired in The Art of the Deal, he named three prominent Jewish show-business executives: Sam Goldwyn, Darryl Zanuck and Louis B. Mayer.”

    More evidence of the philosemitism of normal Americans!

    • Replies: @CJ
  87. @Lot

    Reading Steve’s quip my off the cuff guess was Rosario was early 40s, just based on feeling about how long she’s been around. Turns out she’s 39–turning 40 this spring. She’s in the fertility cusp age. If Cory wants to go for a real family man vibe, he could give it a go and try and knock her up–and she might be able to deliver.

    The oddball thing here is Rosario sounds like a true believer–Bernie and then Jill Stein, as couldn’t support Hillary. While Booker is basically bought and paid for by Wall Street.

    Rosario Dawson is prettier and bustier, but Paris is worth a mass.

    Dawson is prettier–Hollywood actress. But AOC is a reasonably attractive woman, and 29, with years of fertility left if a family is desired. And i’m not sure AOC is giving away much in the bust department. From pics both of them definitely “busty”–well above average–both very curvy womanly forms. The question is does that do anything for Mr. Booker?

    • Replies: @Lot
    , @Lurker
    , @Truth
  88. Lot says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    I don’t think Arianna got too much in the divorce. Well maybe a lot for a broke Greek adventuress, but she’s probably richer than him now from selling HuffPo to AOL.

    Kind of a stupid rule though I understand the justification for it, but in a California divorce you get nothing from a spouse’s inherited property but half of what he earned himself.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  89. @Colin Wright

    As you noticed, the New York Times isn’t enthusiastic about Booker. Harris is now the chosen one.

    It feels like Kamala Harris has been the chosen one for a long time. She hits the sweet spot of Dem politics: identity politics for the rank and file and corporate shilling for the Silicon Valley/Wall Street donors.

    The thing is, being out in front early can be a dangerous place. It draws fire from everyone.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Colin Wright
  90. Alfa158 says:
    @Lot

    California is at least one state that is full of these crazy bond issues. I had a financial adviser who would send me these offerings. There were bond sales with terms such as 8% interest and $70 selling price on a $100 par value. And of course tax free, but I had very little confidence of ever getting my money back, especially given the chances of California’s future demographic ever being able to generate the money.

  91. Lot says:
    @AnotherDad

    AOC’s looks really change by photo. Her teeth/gumline are weird and she has some unattractive facial expressions she does a lot.

    Many of us also are turned off by her crazy eyes, not because it is inherently unattractive, but based on prior experience. Even in her nice posed photos, the crazy eyes are there:

  92. @Steve Sailer

    Any straight white guy beside oldies Biden and Sanders likely to run?

    Martin O’Malley could throw his name in. Why not?

  93. Bugg says:
    @Stephen Paul Foster

    She’s a beard. And Newark is still a shithole.

    Booker has made a fatal miscalculation; he ran a sorta major minority city, and did so very badly. Obama was smart to not actually run anything before he ran.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
  94. “Passively/aggressively snippy”. As in:

    “Mr. Booker has a relatively thin record of signature legislative accomplishments in the Senate.”

    In other words, pretty much like his mocha predecessor. Unlike the latter he at least did serve as the chief exec of a fairly large municipality.

    Notwithstanding this Dawson woman, Booker could conceivably become a dusky version of James Buchanan–and in more ways than one from what I gather

  95. okie says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    he has already been on HL Gates’s PBS genealogy program as i recall he is about half or more white

  96. wren says:
    @Lot

    AFAIK, no one has pointed this out yet, but AOC’s fully realized self shows up right here at about 3:15 in:

    The resemblance is uncanny, as is the message.

    • LOL: Romanian
  97. gregor says:

    OT: More hilarity from Taleb.

    Am I the only one who hopes BARBARIAN SUPREMACIST catches on as a meme?

    • Agree: Jack Hanson
  98. @Buffalo Joe

    I’ve often wondered exactly what politicians actually “do” besides making speeches and appearances at sundry locals.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    , @Truth
  99. Anonymous[334] • Disclaimer says:
    @Hypnotoad666

    Good analysis. It does seem like the “adults in the room” are rallying around Harris, which given the conformist nature of Dem voters probably means she’ll be the nominee. Big mistake imo; she’s just a black(ish) Hillary, exuding the same mix of arrogance and privilege that will alienate swing voters in flyover states.

    Re: Booker, I don’t get why the Dem establishment is so cool on him, as he strikes me as exactly the type of bluff, earnest guy who could garner a lot of support in places like Ohio and Pennsylvania and Michigan. Paradoxically I think it may be the “jock” factor which, while endearing to the average person is probably more off-putting to leftish decision makers. We talk a lot on this blog about how much of modern political discourse is just a projection of people’s adolescent neuroses, and when I see a typical Democratic establishment figure (of either gender) these days all I can see is an awkward high school nerd trapped in an adult’s body. All the insecurity and resentment and lack of self-awareness of the 17 year old version of themselves is still burning away, and a 6’4 ex-football star is probably going to catch a lot of those people on the raw, even if both are now in their 50s.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  100. MarkinLA says:

    Didn’t Obama use up all the magic negro fairy dust for a generation? I think him hiding his white hatred until he was in office woke quite a few people up. Booker seems to hate whites less than Harris but I am not sure you can fool people again so quickly.

    • Replies: @dvorak
  101. @Mr. XYZ

    I wonder if it’s possible to be both male AND female at the same time. I mean, if you identify as both (or neither, possibly) then you can be all things to all people. Imagine the possibilities for future politicians. “I’m a man, I feel your pain.” “I’m a woman, I understand all your issues.”

    All bathrooms are open to you, all locker rooms, all teams, all styles. Your employer could check off all boxes for AA, if needed. You could even be the first male or female this or that at any given time.

    As science progresses, you could impregnate yourself and be both biological mother and father to your child.

    • Replies: @jon
  102. @wren

    Since Trump had arrived in Palm Beach in 1985, he had disrupted the staid order established by the mostly older Palm Beach residents with his loud, all-night parties and his refusal to pander to the sedate rules of the old Palm Beach. Regularly mocked in the local society pages and unwelcome at the most prestigious social events, Trump responded by thumbing his nose at the elites. “I generally find them to be unattractive people, the most unattractive I’ve ever met,” he told New York in 1990 about the high-society set. Perhaps most surprisingly, he attacked the anti-Semitism of old Palm Beach. “I wouldn’t join that club,” he told Vanity Fair in 1990 about the island’s Bath and Tennis Club, “because they don’t take blacks and Jews.” (The president of the club had also told Trump’s wife Ivana the couple would be blackballed if they tried to join.)

    And Trump really is Al Czervik.

    • LOL: wren
  103. Lot says:
    @gregor

    Is Taleb taking T supplements? The past few months his aggro nutty behavior reminds me of Barbarian-American Andrew Sullivan.

    • Replies: @Clifford Brown
  104. Fun says:
    @Anon

    “Normal, everyday whites who don’t want ugly, big-city style corruption spreading all over the nation won’t vote for them. “

    And that’s why they nominated a squeaky clean, corn-fed, good ol’ country boy like Donald Trump.

    Look, the only reason these corrupt pols have a chance is because our standards get lower with each presidential election.

    • Replies: @Anon
    , @Hibernian
  105. @Arclight

    From the article: “These racial divides show up in the football that America watches: Today black athletes make up nearly half of all Division I college-football players, up from 39 percent in 2000. White athletes make up 37 percent, down from 51 percent.”

    First time I’ve seen mainstream media bemoan the fact that whites are increasingly under represented in a positive activity. But of course that’s due to racism too.

  106. Clyde says:

    OT

    Baby boomer men HATED the #MeToo-inspired Gillette ad that took aim at toxic masculinity but the majority of younger men embraced it
    More than two-thirds of Baby Boomer men reject the Gillette campaign that puts the responsibility of ending bullying and sexism on men in a new survey
    Men of Generation X embrace it by about the same percentage while 57 percent of Millennials and Gen Z men looked positively on the ad
    The Procter & Gamble Co.-owned, 117-year-old shaving brand has struggled with appealing to younger male consumers

    The bitter backlash against the Gillette shaving brand after it released an ad taking on bullying, sexism, and sexual harassment appears to fall along generational lines.

    Baby boomers, men roughly between their 50s and 70s, took the most offense at the commercial with almost two-thirds rejecting it. Gen X, those between the late 30s and about 50, were the exact opposite, according to a Harris Poll.

    Today’s UK Daily Mail ____ https://tinyurl.com/y84mvka2

  107. Tyrion 2 says:
    @Lot

    She’s a one night stand. As you say, crazy eyes.

  108. steve is a jew, a white trash moron, or he was adopted.

    whichever it is…

    sad!

  109. Lurker says:
    @AnotherDad

    Rosario has got a nice body but I’m really not buying into her as pretty.

    • Agree: Nicholas Stix
  110. I sort of can’t believe that I now live in a civilization where, for some bizarre reason, I actually know and recognize the names of pointless professional negroes Cory Booker and Caramel Harris.

    I feel stupider just by reading their names.

    • Replies: @Truth
  111. Lurker says:
    @stillCARealist

    YT = whitey.

    (But sometimes YouTube. Check the context)

  112. Anon[248] • Disclaimer says:
    @wren

    Great article. Bill Clinton was America’s first black president, and Donald Trump is America’s first Jewish president. No question Trump loves the Jews. The irony is, it is the Jews who will bring him down. From Rosenstein to Michael Cohen, Allen Weisselberg, Rob Reiner & rest of Hollywood, the Jew run media, academia and judiciary, it is the Jews who will burn him at the stakes.

    Jews and Muslims are like the two headed snake. Coddle each at your own peril.

    • Replies: @wren
  113. Anon[248] • Disclaimer says:
    @Arclight

    White flight from football has a lot to do with thug like dirty hits by black thugs in the NFL, the National Felonies League. Eventually the NFL will become like the NBA, an overwhelmingly black sport, and will drop in popularity. It’s already happening.

    • Replies: @AnotherDad
  114. Svigor says:
    @gregor

    Taleb’s a hoot. Go back far enough in EVERYBODY’S past and you find cave-dwelling savages. It’s true that Northern Europe was relatively primitive until relatively recently, but that’s a double-edged sword; NE advanced pretty damned quickly, dinnit? Meanwhile, China and SW Asia, for example, despite having a much earlier start on civilization, merely puttered along for a couple millennia.

    The question isn’t really who contributed nothing. The world’s full of such peoples. Sub-Saharan Africans have contributed practically nothing. Central Asians have contributed practically nothing. South Americans have contributed practically nothing.

    Northern Europeans have contributed a Hell of a lot. As in most of the contributions since 1600. Which include most of the contributions, period.

    Also, modern civilization didn’t just appear out of nowhere in 1600, as if from the eye of Zeus. It took centuries of relatively advanced civilization to lay the groundwork for 1600.

    • Replies: @gregor
  115. BB753 says:

    All Trump has to do now to bag the reelection is sit back and watch Dems tear at each other. Then troll the winning Dem candidate to death and destroy him bit by bit like he did with Hillary.

    • Replies: @Clyde
    , @Colin Wright
  116. Svigor says:

    It’s sorta like trying to neg Brady or the Patriots for not going anywhere in the postseason until 2000. I mean, okay, that’s true, but it isn’t much of a neg, considering the 19 years since then.

  117. prosa123 says:
    @Charles Pewitt

    This guy in the Patriots hat asking Rand Paul a question about mass immigration and Islamic terrorism and Neo-Conservative wars in the Middle East at a presidential primary town hall event in 2015

    Rand will no longer have the time to participate in such events. He and George Zimmerman are busy with their Academy of Unarmed Combat.

  118. Clyde says:
    @Lot

    Hyper Thyroid. Hillary had it too, and had severe ups and downs due to the unreliable meds she took for it. Hill had bug eyes same as AOC. Comes from hyperthyroid.
    Ocasio-Cortez can look very nice. All depends on the photo. What’s with her little girl voice, she puts on sometimes? She did this in her MLK Day exchange with Taha Nana Coates.

  119. Dr. X says:
    @Peripatetic Commenter

    Why not go the whole hog and call it the Black Party

    Because mulattoes seem to be more influential than blacks. Obama, Holder, Rice, Jarrett, Booker, Harris, Ellison, etc. etc. Sure, they’ve got Clyburn, who is actually black, and Maxine Waters… but they’re not the major domos.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  120. Clyde says:
    @BB753

    All Trump has to do now to bag the reelection is sit back and watch Dems tear at each other. Then troll the winning Dem candidate to death and destroy him bit by bit like he did with Hillary.

    Trumps greatest incentive to run for re-election is that he cannot be indicted by Mueller or Fed’s Southern NY district as long as he is President. His businesses cannot be majorly screwed with (IRS and NY State taxes) while he is President. I hope his health holds up because his enemies are doing their best to break him. He is stressed and getting more Roly Poly.

    Good that he got out DC and down to Mar A Lago with Melania this weekend.

  121. Soon being gay will be a prerequisite for running.

  122. Anon[365] • Disclaimer says:
    @Lot

    Her eyes remind me of Elizabeth Holmes’. They have a lot in common with each other, being self-confident narcissists and relentless self-promoters.

    I suspect AOC does the wide-eye thing when she’s trying to connect with the proles by projecting false enthusiasm towards them, an emotion she has to strain for, which is why her expression ends up being exaggerated. Holmes did the same thing and ended up displaying a similar goofy expression.

    However, AOC seems to be someone with too much energy and she’s very irritable, which leaves open the possibility that she’s hyperthyroid. Another symptom of that disorder are eyes which bulge out and appear too big.

    • Replies: @donut
  123. Anon[248] • Disclaimer says:
    @Ghost of Bull Moose

    Most people in WA state know what an effing moron Jay Inslee is. The guy just has nothing upstairs, period. God help us all if this retard ever becomes president.

  124. Anon[365] • Disclaimer says:
    @Fun

    Donald Trump was never a politician before he became president. He’d held no political office in which he could behave in a corrupt way with the public’s money. Hillary, however, had. Judging from the huge amount of her Clinton Foundation rake-in, Hillary was the most corrupt pol ever to run for the presidency.

    • Agree: Abe
  125. jon says:
    @stillCARealist

    I wonder if it’s possible to be both male AND female at the same time.

    Two-spirit, gender-fluid. And those are just off the top of my head — there are dozens of genders now, I’m sure many of them embrace the “multi” idea.

    • Replies: @Stan Adams
  126. Daniel H says:
    @Alfa158

    The Whitopia I live in still has a high school football program but there is no trace remaining of any Pewee or Pop Warner football programs. The city parks have multiple baseball and soccer fields but you can’t find a goalpost anywhere in the city except at the high school.

    Flag (fag) football is a really good game, actually. The rules just have to be constructed so that running plays are real options. You have it all: blocking, running, pass patterns, pass defense, tactics, etc..I hope to see it in the high schools someday. Girls could play it too (not coed).

  127. Daniel H says:
    @Twinkie

    Is this the best a Dem luminary can do? She looks what she is: a menacing, middle age, Puerto Rican woman. I’ll bet she has a very harsh mouth and a fiery temper (not good). Move on.

  128. Anonymous[418] • Disclaimer says:
    @Twinkie

    Yikes.

    Talons or claws?

  129. Anonym says:

    Plus, he seems like a nice guy who doesn’t hate YT or capitalism enough for the Current Year.

    You got that right, Steve. A Netflix “documentary” called “Alt Right: Age of Rage” shows SPLC Mark Potok’s home office where there is a list on the wall tracking declining white population in the US. He is also tracking change in percentage foreign born in each European country. I’m really feeling that Tikkun Olam.

    As someone on a bodybuilding forum quips, is he getting paid on performance?

    • Replies: @Clifford Brown
  130. anon[303] • Disclaimer says:
    @Calvin Hobbes

    And then the demographic tide will sweep Airhead Of Color to the presidency in 2024.

    Apres Trump, le deluge.

  131. wren says:
    @Anon

    Even after the election I was getting in disagreements about Trump with Jewish acquaintances who didn’t believe that his daughter was a practicing orthodox Jew and that he was not an anti-semite.

    Of course, these are probably the same Jewish people who would go to mat for Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and AOC.

    As to the extreme over-representation of Jewish people in the ranks of the spygate conspiracy against Trump, I think a lot of people are noticing.

    I have no idea where that is going, but it is hard not to notice their complete corruption, too.

  132. Ed says:
    @Arclight

    Feel like this story highlights the softening of the upper white middle class in the Northeast, primarily. They don’t want their boys to play football. They don’t want them to join the military. They just want them to be soy boys.

  133. @Lot

    Nah, Taleb converted to a Black Hebrew Israelite. Last Tuesday, I saw him on Sixth Avenue ranting about Edomites.

    His robes were on point, tho.

  134. @Chrisnonymous

    Chris, Cecil Rhodes has been wiped from the face of African history. Some astute campaign aide could hook Booker on the racism that is now Rhodes’ legacy.

  135. @Anonym

    The yellow page is the demographics of the United States and the white page is the demographics of each European country. This is tacked to the wall? The SPLC is basically a demographic boiler room operation.

    Not exactly subtle, these people.

  136. @gregor

    Someone needs to tell Taleb that the technical term to use on Twitter when insulting White people is “CAVE BEASTS”.

  137. @Hypnotoad666

    ‘…The thing is, being out in front early can be a dangerous place. It draws fire from everyone.’

    Not if you’re the bestest friend of Israel ever. Kamala (supposedly) went door to door collecting for the Israel fund or whatever. Can’t you just see her with her little can?

    Adorable. It’s unclear if this took place concurrently with her growing up the ‘hood as an oppressed woman of color.

  138. @Detective Club

    If he weren’t a little too labor friendly for the big money men he’d be a shoe-in.

  139. Hibernian says:
    @Anon

    There’s this other sport called basketball.

    • Replies: @OFWHAP
  140. anonymous[739] • Disclaimer says:

    Yeah well this week Corey Booker is grandstanding, leading a crusade about the HUGE # of attempted lynchings of gay, Black African American actors in my Chicago by MAGA Trump supporter White racists that just happened to Notice this Black Gay actor of a TV series losing ratings, they NOTICED him walking out of his condo at 2 AM while they happened to be be just hanging out out in Chicago when the temperature was- 20 F!

    Wow those Racist MAGA trump supporters really do like to just hang out and carry lynching ropes with them in case they run in to minorities that they hate.

    Anyway, Correy Booker is sponsoring Federal anti Hate crime legislation that would make it a Federal Hate Crime to try to lynch a Black Gay TV actor in Chicago…..

    I was sort of kind of going with the idea that it was already against the law to try to lynch anyone for anyone reason in Chicago. But just goes to show I didn’t go to Harvard Law School

    The great Chicago crime blog Second City Cop is having lots of fun with this one.

    http://secondcitycop.blogspot.com

  141. @Anonymous

    ‘…Re: Booker, I don’t get why the Dem establishment is so cool on him…’

    Oh honestly. Booker was caught holding a pro-Palestinian sign. You really don’t get it?

  142. Hibernian says:
    @Fun

    DJT was a special case because he, an NYC resident almost his entire life, espoused rednecked views only. Like his fictional fellow Queensite Archie Bunker.

    • Replies: @Hibernian
  143. donut says:
    @Arclight

    This is a buzzfeed quality story in The Atlantic . I know that The Atlantic has been shit for 10-15 years but daaamn . I’m really surprised that they still print Caitlin Flanagan’s articles . Hey , Steve she went to Harvard-Westlake School . You’ve mentioned that place .
    Anyway , “Marqwayvian” , That’s some serious child abuse there . She might as well have called him “dumbass” . The law gets involved if some white crank want’s to name his kid “Adolf Hitler Smith” and then …. oh , WTF. Good luck Marqwayvian .

  144. @Lot

    Lot, Ask Willie “if she blows it.”

  145. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @Art Deco

    Didn’t bill gates give booker a gazillion dollars for the retard Newark school system? Or was that another billionaire liberal?

    • Replies: @njguy73
  146. anonymous[739] • Disclaimer says:
    @Charles Pewitt

    Yeah,

    Pretty good, not bad. And this gives us hope that Rand Paul is sensible and will do things to protect my beautiful, blue eyed 28 year old daughter from Pakistani Muslim sexual grooming gangs, M13 gang member killers or just Detroit and Chicago Black gang members, Willie Horton etc.

    But the reality is that Rand Paul and 98% of Libertarians including his idiot father Ron Paul always, ALWAYS betray us on immigration and racial realities.

    Rand Paul was named American Renaissance traitor of the Year for starting his Libertarian crusade for President in Black slums in Detroit, for recognizing Al Qaeda terrorist leader in Yemen as a full USA American because of Birth Right Citizenship and for using his response of President Obama’s State of the Union speech to argue that the United States should choose to welcome anyone in the entire world with no limits on numbers who wants to immigrate here provided he/she wants to work a job (what 7/11 manager selling rip off snacks, lottery tickets and porn? Personal injury lawyers? Jihadist rap singers).

    Rand Paul and Ron Paul were/are F#(*&T# idiot/traitors – richly deserving their booby prize awards for traitors of the year.

    https://www.amren.com/features/2013/12/white-renegade-of-the-year/

  147. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:

    OT:
    If San Francisco is so great, why is everyone I love leaving?

    https://sf.curbed.com/2019/1/30/18196549/san-francisco-everyone-leaving-first-person-migration-california

    A friend is having a birthday party at a funky dive bar in the Mission and has invited you. Despite the ostensibly blue-collar aesthetic, you pay $14 for a cocktail containing house-made lavender syrup and organic gin. You lean against a vintage pinball machine, a shrine to the predigital adolescence half the people in the bar never had, and proceed to make small talk with the other guests, asking, “Where are you from?”

    They reply: “Wisconsin.”

    “Texas.”

    “Washington.”

    “Los Angeles.”

    “Illinois.”

    “Boston.”

    “North Carolina.”

    And, of course, you encounter several international immigrants from Europe, Latin America, and Asia, who never ever seem to complain about housing costs, traffic, Whole Foods, or you.

    One person says, “I’m a Bay Area native.”

    Being a Bay Area native does not mean this person is Miwok or Ohlone (two Native American tribes who originally lived here). It just means they lived in the Bay before tech took off. It’s like wearing an invisible bachelorette party sash that says: “The startup tsunami basically came to me. I am both riding the wave and I can complain about it.” (Or, depending on their shoes, it could mean, “My dad founded a venture capital firm and my apartment’s lot is worth more than your entire life.”) This person will proceed to complain about rent and the general loss of culture they have witnessed over the past 10 years.

    But what this “native” Bay Area kid won’t do is start blaming the guy from North Carolina or Wisconsin or Boston—basically every other person in the bar—for propelling the rents into the sky and inadvertently forcing the “locals” to flee. Someone may disagree with me here, but I just haven’t seen it done. If the conversation actually manages to advance far enough into blaming something for the Bay’s loss of culture and housing woes, the finger falls on the companies who employ these newcomers: Google, Genentech, Facebook, Twitter, Apple, etc. Even still, this finger of blame rarely gets raised above the hip; we use these companies’ products or benefit from their research every day.

  148. @Alfa158

    Alfa, And Hillary was appointed to her Senate seat as was Gillibrand, and Booker. I see how that works.

    • Replies: @Alfa158
  149. donut says:
    @Anon

    Wrong on all counts . Shes a “manic pixie dream girl” .

  150. @Bugg

    Bugg, I don’t think a mayor has ever become POTUS. Am I wrong?

  151. @Prester John

    Prester, The Buffalo News last week actually pointed out that one of NYS longest serving Assemblymen, Robin Schiminger didn’t make it to the first three weeks of opening sessions in Albany. Couldn’t catch a flight was one excuse. Albany is a four and a half hour drive from here.

  152. @Tyrion 2

    His old man came from Malta, an interesting place culturally and demographically, with lots of interesting place names and therefore, I’ll guess, people names.

    Maltese is the world’s only hybrid Semitic-Romance language. (Spanish is just trivially influenced by Arabic, so don’t give me that.)

  153. @Twinkie

    Twinkie, my girls call a denim jacket with denim pants a “Canadian Tuxedo.”

  154. @donut

    Marqwayvian‘s younger brother is named Jyqwayvin (seriously, he makes an appearance toward the end of the article.) Shantavia outdid herself with that one.

  155. @donut

    Donut, Tough life for the kids. Go into a gift shop and you never see a personalized bicycle license plate or Christmas ornament with Marqwayvian, or Marshawn or D’Brickashaw.

    • Replies: @dvorak
    , @Pericles
  156. gregor says:
    @Svigor

    I’m no expert on early European archaeology, but to my eye it doesn’t look like anything to be embarrassed about. Not that it particularly matters, but the metalwork and craftsmanship (of say the Hallstatt culture) look pretty respectable. I strongly suspect the meme of their backwardness is overstated.

    The Chinese may have discovered gun powder and paper first, but the Europeans put them to better use. Europeans had the printing press by 1440, a rather major invention prior to 1600. And they had explored a lot of the globe by then.

    • Agree: Svigor
  157. @Lot

    Just responding to your thoughts–AOCs looks not really a critical topic. As i said, she’s obviously not pretty like Rosario Dawson. That’s why Dawson’s had a Hollywood career. That said, AOC’s not ugly. That first pic you’ve got is over the top. Looking at a few more she has one clear negative–with a big grin her upper lip draws back and shows her gums. (A fair number of people look pretty stupid with big grins.) Otherwise, she’s got a average face, definitely feminine not mannish. And she’s slim–unlike so many even young Americans today–with a 1st class chest, giving her a nice female figure. I’d call that package “attractive”. I doubt she had any trouble drawing male attention in college.

    I’m talking physical here. The psycho eyes sure. But i wasn’t discussing her as a long term prospect for intelligent based men. LOL. (Note: i’m not saying a based guy can’t bring many a woman around. But she’d be a project.)

    But then same issue with Dawson. Actressess is probably the *worst* profession if a guy is looking at a woman for LTR. It screams BPD attention whore–look at me! look at me! look at me! Wifing an actress is lunacy. (Basically only actors do it and a lot of them are smart enough not to.) Smart guys find a wife who has decided to be something like a teacher or a nurse or wants to “work with children”. Something that says “normal female nurturing instincts” that only need be repurposed toward their intended biological purpose–having and raising your children.

  158. @Lot

    Bloomberg would be an absolute gift for Trump.

    Let’s just go right to source and have a Jewish financial plutocrat globalist who openly expresses contempt for the interests of ordinary working Americans.

    There’s a reason why most of these guys just stay behind the scenes and fund the Democratic party.

    • Replies: @Lot
    , @Reg Cæsar
  159. AndrewR says:
    @PennTothal

    Trump turned American politics on its head. We now know that anyone can become president, at least if they are famous and wealthy – no political experience or cognitive ability necessary.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  160. AndrewR says:
    @Art Deco

    He’s Irish. He might as well be black.

  161. “I always thought my jaw line was manly.”
    – Rosario Dawson

    I thought it was her whole face. Pass.

    • Replies: @Svigor
  162. Lot says:
    @AnotherDad

    Don’t agree about Bloomberg as a weak candidate. Dems hate Trump and will turn out regardless against him, like they did in 2018 and the GOP base did against Hillary.

    Bloomberg keeps those voters, funds a gigantic ad and turnout machine, and adds to this some chunk of disaffected centrist Republicans. He also dampens GOP enthusiasm. He will spend much more than Hillary did, and also spend it more competently. And he will get much better press than Hillary, who was disliked by a lot of the MSM. Finally, he’ll have another four years of demographic browning compared to HRC.

    I rank the serious Dem candidates for electability against Trump as:

    Biden, Bloomberg, Brown, Beto, Bernie, Warren, Kamala, Booker.

  163. Lot says:

    Fred Armisen, you have no future in the Democratic Party.

    • Replies: @Clifford Brown
  164. @Twinkie

    Dawson has become mannish and fat of late.

    Twinkie you’re supposed to be an all-American–put down the pipe.

    Yes, her face–jawline–has picked up a harder look as she lost her estrogenic young womanhood. And she’s got a bit of an unpleasant look here–probably thinking through something or another bugging her or something she’s got to attend to.

    But “fat”. Look at her hips–the actual width you can see. Look at her tummy. She’s about 50 pounds lighter than the typical American woman. And she’s probably in the 99%tile of svelte for 40ish Puerto Rican or black women. Trust me i fly in and out of MCO all the time. I have never seen a Puerto Rican woman above about 25–even the quite attractive ones–with that little fat on her.

    • Replies: @Twinkie
  165. @anonymous

    Money quote from CPD’s finest:

    It never happened. CPD is wasting hundreds of man hours to solve a Grindr date gone bad. The “victim” is refusing all forms of cooperation, his “ear witness” isn’t cooperating, the Hollywood press is running with a non-existent narrative. The “persons of interest” are all but unidentifiable and left the area 20 minutes before the “attack,” not to mention the anonymous witness who saw a “hillbilly looking” character that not a single camera in a one mile radius has a picture of.

    Doesn’t CPD have their own black sites? I feel like someone could use a field trip to one of those to learn a very important lesson about wasting CPD’s time and Chicago taxpayer dollars.

    • Replies: @AnotherDad
  166. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @AndrewR

    Sheeeeeeeeit. Maybe the Dems will run Madonna?

    She has nearly a billion dollars, has adopted several moolie urchins and stands for every rotten thing Dems could want. PLUS has 100 percent name recognition.

    It’s nutty, but no nuttier than what they are doing now. in a sane country no Dem and few GOP candidates could get elected dog catcher. This is not a sane country.

  167. prosa123 says:
    @International Jew

    His old man came from Malta, an interesting place culturally and demographically, with lots of interesting place names and therefore, I’ll guess, people names.
    Maltese is the world’s only hybrid Semitic-Romance language. (Spanish is just trivially influenced by Arabic, so don’t give me that.)

    Back when Standard Oil was looking for a new corporate name in the 1970’s it did not wish to use a name that was a noun or surname or any other word in some other language. Part of the reason it went with Exxon is because Maltese is the only language using the Latin alphabet in which the double-x occurs, and it’s an uncommon enough language that searching for any other use of Exxon was feasible.

  168. Hibernian says:
    @Buffalo Joe

    None has ever gone directly from City Hall to the White House. Andrew Johnson, Grover Cleveland, and Silent Cal Coolidge each served as mayor for a time.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
  169. @Buffalo Joe

    ‘Bugg, I don’t think a mayor has ever become POTUS. Am I wrong?’

    I believe Coolidge made his rep as the mayor of Boston. Could be wrong.

    • Replies: @Dan Hayes
    , @Hibernian
  170. @Lot

    ‘Don’t agree about Bloomberg as a weak candidate…’

    I suspect you’re right. Look at how Biden and Sanders do in the polls.

    The chattering classes and the party activists are all off on some weird ‘person of color’ trip, but the bulk of Democratic voters — not unreasonably — would prefer that the president be a white, older, man.

    Dad, basically. But a nice dad, who isn’t a mean drunk. It isn’t too much to ask.

    • Replies: @BB753
  171. @Anonymous

    Guns N’ Roses pinball >>>> dipshit $14 artesinal cocktail.

    Though, I have paid for $16 for a double High West double rye whiskey, but that is great stuff from our friends in Park City, UT.

    Also, one of the subjects of the story is a Coudenhove-Kalergi poster child. No one loves them and no one ever will.

  172. @Lot

    Disagree.

    It’s not like i have a big quarrel with your individual points. (And almost anyone will spend their money more effectively than Hillary.)

    But what Bloomberg in particular does is setup the election as specifically a globalist-nationalist contest:

    Two NYC billionaires:

    Trump — gentile, made-money-building-stuff and a nationalist

    Bloomberg — Jewish, made-money-in-financial-info and a globalist

    We can have a long argument about how much of the crisis in the West is because of Jewish-minoritarian ideology being pushed out from the US superpower–media, academic, political–from 1945 (mostly since the rise of the Jews in 60s). I say a lot (though obviously the crisis is multi-causal; cheap labor, cheap votes, women, Christian do-gooderism all part of the picture). You beg to differ.

    But that sort of one-on-one contest–even though the media will be all out with covering fire for Bloomberg–is the sort of thing that draws bright light to what the hell has happened to this nation in my lifetime. And why.

    Jewish finance guy who thinks immigrants should take your job … or gentile builder guy who is–whatever his chaotic character–on your side and wants to make America great again. I’ll take that contest!

    Bloomberg is Davos man personified. A globalist goon. Bring him on!

    • Replies: @Lot
    , @Clifford Brown
  173. @Dr. X

    ‘Because mulattoes seem to be more influential than blacks. Obama, Holder, Rice, Jarrett, Booker, Harris, Ellison, etc. etc. Sure, they’ve got Clyburn, who is actually black, and Maxine Waters… but they’re not the major domos.’

    Most of those would not even be mulattoes, but quadroons or even octoroons. Look at Holder. Aside from not being conspicuously dumber than your average house painter, his features are much more white than black. Rice, of course, is silly. Calling her ‘black’ is like calling Warren ‘Amerindian.’

  174. @donut

    This is basically like being in high school in the early to mid-90s.

    The, “manic pixie dream girls,” are all yours.

    Give me carmelitas, or give me death!

  175. Truth says:
    @AnotherDad

    If Cory wants to go for a real family man vibe, he could give it a go and try and knock her up–and she might be able to deliver.

    He’s in no hurry. Rosario Dawson will be just as capable of delivering a baby at 70 as was at 17 (wink).

  176. @AnotherDad

    And she’s slim–unlike so many even young Americans today–with a 1st class chest, giving her a nice female figure. I’d call that package “attractive”. I doubt she had any trouble drawing male attention in college.

    I feel like people are really overlooking, as the Daily Mail would put it, AOC’s gym-toned pins and beautiful brown buns.

    Without going into detail, for a variety of reasons, I wouldn’t recommend nurses as wife material.

    • Replies: @BB753
  177. BB753 says:
    @wren

    In many ways, the Golfocaust has defined modern American politics. Resentment builds anger and push to succeed. And Jews joining waspy golf clubs also meant a new elite was taking over.

    • Replies: @L Woods
  178. Truth says:
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    Is that what is alarming, or is it the fact that neither of them knows who the fuq YOU ARE?

  179. @e

    If you haven’t realised it yet, Steve is something of an anti-prophet when it comes to politics.

  180. anon[303] • Disclaimer says:
    @anonymous

    Jussie’s talent is certainly dwarfed by his ego.

    One bad guy in the video. He also happens to be the only white guy. His lovely young blonde daughter looks adoringly at Jussie after he gives bad white man his comeuppance.

    “Hurt People.” Awful faux soul.

  181. Truth says:
    @AnotherDad

    Actressess is probably the *worst* profession if a guy is looking at a woman

    OK, we have achieved the Trifecta. My work here is done.

  182. Lot says:
    @AnotherDad

    I don’t think Americans are as hostile to global capitalism as you think. It has its positives. MI/PA/WI got the negatives far more than other states, and Trump won against HRC by less than a point.

    He has kind-of kept his promises on tariffs. This was a pleasant surprise, I expected some showy but insignificant anti-dumping tariffs like we saw from Bush and Obama a few times. He hasn’t on immigration, the wall, middle class tax cuts, or infrastructure spending.

    Given these mostly broken promises, his best chance of winning is a combo of left wing extremism and overreach, as well as another incompetent HRC type campaign. Bloomberg seems the least likely to make these mistakes.

    He wouldn’t run on free trade and mass migration, he’d run on moderation, crime reduction, return-to-normalcy.

    • Replies: @Jack Hanson
    , @AnotherDad
  183. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @Twinkie

    I remember her in “Unstoppable”. Did a good job, even though in real life blacks and stiza’s don’t cut it as officials in any serious rail operation. They do OK as clerks, and surprisingly well as engineers, but usually avoid carman or signals (real work there). I knew one black ex submariner who did OK as trainmaster for awhile but got terminated for something a few years later. He had a 20 year Navy pension and just sat on his ass after that.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  184. Is he Gay? LoL.

    Lets see: Oxford-Yale Grad. Football Star. Newark Mayor. US Senator.

    Yeah, no chick would go after that. But 49 y/o and not married and almost no ex-girlfriends.

    No doubt too light-skinned. Black women hate that.

  185. @Lot

    Hitting that pipe hard tonight, are we?

  186. @Lot

    Bloomberg has no charisma. Now, I liked him as a mayor, I even like his whiny, nasally voice, but his lack of personality does not work in a presidential campaign context. The media might be able to make him likable, but it will take some serious heavy lifting to make Bloomberg appeal to the heartland.

  187. @Lot

    You can get away with a lot of things when you are talented.

  188. @Hibernian

    Hiber, I am going to bed, how could I have forgotten about Grover Cleveland.

  189. bomag says:
    @Lot

    Interesting article.

    More evidence that we need to amend Keynes’s adage: “In the long run, we are all going to be killed by the poor decisions of those who went before us.”

    There’s always been plenty of evidence that educational outcomes are independent of money spent, but schools/school boards etc. have an existence that depends on believing more is better.

    In my experience, school boards are one of the most co-opted things in existence. Probably better to roll the function in with the regular overseers of city/county gov’t.

  190. Seems that no one here considers Bloomberg or Schultz to make an independent run, but I doubt Bernie will back down.

  191. @AnotherDad

    You have to realize that your average American thinks Davos is the back-up shortstop for the Yankees. Most Americans don’t get these broad ideological issues. That is why “Build A Wall” and “Make America Great Again” worked as campaign slogans. Gentile vs Jew is simply just toxic and will not fly with the American public.

    You have to break these things down into simple, digestible themes that appeal to people who are not really tuned on to politics or especially meta politics.

    • Replies: @AnotherDad
  192. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    All his life there were rumors Harding had a touch of the tar brush somewhere. He never denied it. He was possibly the second most corrupt American President after Grant.

    • Replies: @Ron Mexico
  193. dvorak says:
    @Buffalo Joe

    Go into a gift shop and you never see a personalized bicycle license plate or Christmas ornament with Marqwayvian, or Marshawn or D’Brickashaw.

    Fathers on business trips buy these for their kids … so …

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    , @Kaganovitch
  194. “Hi Rosario?

    It’s your agent Neal again. Remember we were talking about your Q score with right-wing men? Off the charts, kid.

    Anyway, listen, there’s been a steep upswing in sales for the director’s cut of Alexander. But they’re being bought through an Amazon portal from something called ‘V Dare.’

    Looking into whether or not ‘V Dare’ is some sort of kink site. I’ll let you know, but anyway, good news! Call me when you get this.”

  195. OFWHAP says:
    @Hibernian

    Yes but white people love football more than they do basketball. Football also has bigger rosters and provides roles for people of all shapes and sizes.

    • Replies: @Hibernian
  196. dvorak says:
    @MarkinLA

    Didn’t Obama use up all the magic negro fairy dust for a generation?

    If you want a picture of the future, imagine magic negros giving Purim piggy-back rides forever.

    • Agree: Trevor H.
  197. dvorak says:
    @Lot

    Don’t agree about Bloomberg as a weak candidate.

    Bloomberg is short, right? He can’t be President.

    Girls don’t want a short guy and Americans don’t want a short President. Booker/Bloomberg could work, though. Extremely well, actually.

    Harris has a bad reputation for her private conduct (hard woman to work for). I don’t see her landing a quality VP like Bloomberg.

    It’d be funny if Dem. women were nominated and lost 4 presidential elections in a row, like the Buffalo Bills lost 4 Super Bowls in a row.

  198. @Clifford Brown

    Trump isn’t going into any toxic gentile v. Jew stuff. He’s the most Jewish president we’ve had. (Which of course makes the “Nazi!” thing even more bizarre and enlightening about what the real issue is.)

    That is why “Build A Wall” and “Make America Great Again” worked as campaign slogans

    Those are, of course, explicitly nationalist slogans. I’m well aware–trust me, well aware–that the world isn’t full of people who do intellectual theorizing\synthesizing like me. But the nationalists–standing up for me–vs. globalist–selling us out–is dawning on lots of people, who don’t have 20000 word essays in their heads on the virtues of nationalism vs. the tyranny of globalism. That’s why MAGA resonated and why Trump won.

  199. Anon7 says:

    From the article, a classic appeal to the Coalition of the Fringes:

    “In an email to supporters, he drew on the spirit of the civil rights movement as he laid out his vision for a country that will “channel our common pain back into our common purpose.””

    Guess who the source of “common pain” is? Chances are you look that guy in the mirror every morning.

    • Replies: @Lurker
  200. Dan Hayes says:
    @Colin Wright

    Colin Wright:

    Coolidge made his rep when as governor of Massachusetts he broke the Boston police union in their strike.

  201. @Lot

    He wouldn’t run on free trade and mass migration, he’d run on moderation, crime reduction, return-to-normalcy.

    Lot, i understand where you are coming from. And maybe with the media tailwind–“oh, that Trump is so horrid we must do what we can to get rid of him”–he’d roll up enough suburban UMC women to make a difference.

    I don’t think Americans are as hostile to global capitalism as you think. It has its positives. MI/PA/WI got the negatives far more than other states, and Trump won against HRC by less than a point.

    Here you are hitting right at my point. I have no doubt that Bloomberg will do well with the people for whom globalization does well. But while it’s an incredibly influential slice, it’s a thin slice, and they already flipped strongly against Trump in 2016. So Bloomberg runs up the score in Connecticut, the suburbs of Chicago, the silicon valley, the Maryland and Virgina suburbs … ok. That buys him … ???

    To win he’s got to actually take something from Trump. Florida+1 or all three of the Midwest flips–PA, MI, WI.

    He’s considerably less appealing to blacks, just by being Jewish. The media can be counted on to sing racism! at full volume, but how motivated will they be to turn out in droves for a Jewish billionaire. Who’ll have to quit all his–shall I call them “restricted”–Jewish clubs again. (Yes, I know “restricted” is only a thing when it’s gentiles. And yes I know this will get zero establishment media attention–although black media might note it.)

    And I know Bloomy doesn’t quite issue Bret Stephens level “hurry up and die, goy!” missives. But he’s done plenty of NYC pandering to illegals and is completely dismissive of any sort of interest by Americans in keeping their jobs or their nation. How exactly does Bloomberg offer anything to precisely those folks in WI, MI and PA who voted for Trump?

    Bloomberg alone does not get to choose what the election is about. (And seriously, he can hardly make it about crime. He’s not running as a republican in a NYC election he’s running as a Democrat in a national election.) Trump also has a say and Trump can raise the issues he cares about.

    Now, there is the question of whether Trump is competent and focused enough to force the election to be about nationalism vs. globalism. But if he does … Bloomberg is toast. He’s globo-goon personified.

    • Replies: @Lot
    , @BB753
    , @Prusmc
  202. Whiskey says: • Website

    Harris seems the lock for the nomination. And most favored to beat Trump.

    As all the various candidates struggle against each other the dynamic will be to prove that they are blacker, and gayer, than the rest. [Black culture has rapidly become gay culture, funny how that happened, but it did.]

    Thus Harris is likely to come down on the hate YT train more than Booker, and use that to sweep to the nomination. Obama showed how being the Blackest candidate as the Democrats have become the party of Black people is the path to the nomination. Against the inevitable Hillary. Who it turned out was highly evitable.

    What this sets up is Harris as the force of the “Resistance” — openly anti-White male, very gay, very Black, with pussy hat wearing White women being the lesser part of the coalition. In this scenario, Harris would be the prohibitive favorite outside events like China declaring War, or a major mass casualty terrorist attack.

    Because the vote will be non-Whites and most professional White women vs. White men. And that’s a voting coalition that spells doom for Trump and White men. The temptation for Harris to motivate her base by calling for taking “stuff” from White men — cars, houses, bank accounts will simply be too great, and most White women will go right along with that like they do rapefugees and “sexy” Serial Killers*

    *Netflix has recently tweeted in a genius move that women should stop tweeting that Ted Bundy in their new series about him is sexy ( former Disney twink-type actor Zac Efron plays him). Immediately notifiying every woman in America that “OMG! Netflix has a sexy serial killer! How did I miss that! I must watch it immediately!”

    Dudes like Bloomberg and Schulz and the like are less scary. There is no way with all their personal fortunes at stake they’ll lead a “looting of the Kulaks” because the looting for people like AOC will be too big at their house. Harris is like Hillary, Liekable Enough(tm) and so she’s likely to use “get YT” as a way to motivate the base. Since there are more non-White and White women than White men — that’s an easy path to victory.

  203. Anonymous[354] • Disclaimer says:
    @Steve Sailer

    The W.Va. GI-Joe-teachers-union guy has already dropped out. After the struggle-session ridiculousness of the weekend, I no longer think dropping out is premature if you’re the wrong race

  204. @Lot

    Good forward Lot. (I know the area you are talking about though only by drive thru. My grad school best friend lives further West in the district that funnels to Torrey Pines and Canyon Crest.) That stuff is nasty.

    As the pension crisis has become clearer the last 20 or so, i’ve thought that republican government–to the limited extent we have it–just has an unfortunate weakness\failure that politicians can exploit by creating debt or making unfunded promises that go beyond their term of office.

    It seems to me like something that needs addressing by constitutional amendment. Without going book length:
    — State local entities can incure no debt that binds the taxpayers
    — Pension issue is trivial; full cost taken when benefit accured; i.e. payment to a pension fund or indivdual account but no taxpayer promise can be made
    — Capital stuff is more complicated, it naturally is a “long term” cost that merits paying out long term. Could require that any capital debt is taken like a mortage, rather than binding taxpayers; straightforward for schools, harder for things like water treatment plants or new roads. Seems like possible to handle this with explicit requirements on sort of debt and time limits.
    — No debt every allowed for non-capital expeditures.

    Anyway, as much as i love republican government i think debt finance does open up a corrupt bargain mode where politicians screw future voters/taxpayers whose support they don’t have to get. It’s a hole that needs plugging.

    • Replies: @Lot
    , @bomag
  205. Jay Fink says:

    My problem with Booker is criminal justice reform is one of his biggest issues. I want the maximum amount of criminals locked up.

  206. @The Wild Geese Howard

    It never happened. CPD is wasting hundreds of man hours to solve a Grindr date gone bad.

    The gist of the problem. It’s a free shot on goal–at YT.

    Even if Chicago brass are annoyed at this sort of bullshit–and they probably are–they can’t speak out against the narrative and bring unnecessary negative political attention upon themselves.

    In a Republican area, the cops might want to speak out–or even charge the punk–but can only do it if it’s absolutely rock solid. Truth is you don’t want to discourage people from coming to the cops. So you really have to have it beyond-reasonable-doubt as phony before blasting away.

    So pretty much always … free shot at YT, hyped by Democrats and their press allies … crickets.

    • Replies: @bomag
  207. I thought Booker was plenty nasty at the Democratic convention 2016. Plus he has a masle-on-male #metoo still hanging out there.

  208. @AnotherDad

    Let’s just go right to source and have a Jewish financial plutocrat globalist who openly expresses contempt for the interests of ordinary working Americans.

    Better yet, two. Howard Schultz is working on a run, too.

    With Trump, a Democrat, and two bigshot independents, I don’t see how the race can avoid going into the House. How many state delegations do the Republicans control? Trump may be reelected sideways. Like Gerald Ford.

    • Replies: @Lot
    , @AnotherDad
  209. @Buffalo Joe

    Bugg, I don’t think a mayor has ever become POTUS. Am I wrong?

    Boy, are you ever. Only one big-city mayor has gone to the White House, and he was the mayor of your hometown.

    Andrew Johnson was mayor of Greeneville, Tennessee, thanks to, among other aldermen, a man named Lincoln. So VP wasn’t the first position he owed to that clan.

    Native Vermonter Calvin Coolidge was mayor of, of all places, Northampton, Massachusetts. But that town was still dominated by normal people a century ago. The bull dykes were a later development.

    Of Buffalo’s two presidents, Millard Fillmore returned and became a model citizen. One of the best ex-presidents ever. Cleveland, disgusted by his treatment by the local press over the years, never went back.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
  210. Lot says:
    @AnotherDad

    “Torrey Pines and Canyon Crest”

    The dirt in that school district is extra super magic.

    “In the 2013-14 school year, there were 2,740 students (60% White, 27% Asian, 11% Hispanic, 1% Black, <2% Other) attending Torrey Pines High School."

    1% black would be a scandal in NYC. But the Tiger Moms here would crush any DeBlasio type attempts at change.

  211. Lot says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    If a third party sends the race to the House, Trump will almost certainly be re-elected.

    It is one vote per state. Unlike the electoral college, DC gets no vote.

  212. @International Jew

    Spanish is just trivially influenced by Arabic, so don’t give me that.

    It’s the only language in Christendom in which people dare name their sons Jesus. If that isn’t an Arab thing, what is it?

  213. Lot says:
    @AnotherDad

    Dems won big in PA/WI/MI in the midterms. Gore, Kerry, and Obama all won there. It really isn’t a big task to be slightly better than Hillary.

    1% of Trump’s voters not showing up again because Hillary’s not in the ballot to vote against, 1% more Dems show up because Bloomberg spends big on turnout there.

    Hillary did focus on PA, but basically ignored WI/MI. She spent more time and money on GA/NC. Robby Mook told her she had it in the bag so she was trying to run up the score there.

    This is all academic though if Trump fails on tariffs and the wall. He’s toast against anyone but Kamala and Booker in that circumstance.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    , @Ed
  214. @Anonymous

    Did a good job, even though in real life blacks and stiza’s don’t cut it as officials in any serious rail operation. They do OK as clerks…

    …and ticket agents, like CeCe from the Choo Choo Bob Show. She’s not put to best use in the excerpt below, but it’s worth watching at 9:05 for Haley Bonar. (Whose name Elton John, er… blew, on a radio show once. Haley was mortified, but a musician friend assured her he’d give his right arm to have Sir Elton mispronounce his name on the air.) CeCe is good fun on other episodes.

    Later episodes of the show introduced Randy the Planner, who is played by a Philippine-American actor. How common they are in the rail industry, I don’t know, but the audience for this averages around five or six years old, and probably doesn’t care.

    Whatever happened to all the locally-produced kids’ shows that were everywhere fifty or sixty years ago? Watching Choo Choo Bob, made in St Paul in this century, is like entering a time warp. Except it’s in color.

  215. @Lot

    This is all academic though if Trump fails on tariffs and the wall. He’s toast against anyone but Kamala and Booker in that circumstance.

    Not if state legislators get off their arses and do their job. Trade may be hard to manipulate, but a more effective “inner wall” could easily, and constitutionally, be constructed simply by pricing non-citizens out of local labor markets with minimum wage and benefit requirements.

    Joaquín and his entire family deserve one of those “Cadillac” health plans, too, don’t they?

  216. Alfa158 says:
    @Buffalo Joe

    Correct, in a single party political system like California, the party powers work out who is going to be nominated, and then that nominee always wins the final election. As an added bonus, with an open primary system like California’s, the final two candidates are often both Democrats. Harris creamed a fellow Democrat, the famously dim bulb Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez in the election . Sanchez was so clueless that she publicly wondered why, after the primaries, she couldn’t raise any money and every newspaper in the state endorsed Harris. She seemed hilariously unaware that she had been set up.

  217. @Lot

    Kind of a stupid rule though I understand the justification for it, but in a California divorce you get nothing from a spouse’s inherited property but half of what he earned himself.

    Community property came– was inherited?– from Mexican law. Maybe a Mexican could explain all this to you.

  218. @Anonymous

    If San Francisco is so great, why is everyone I love leaving?

    A Yogi said of a favorite St Louis hangout, nobody comes here anymore. It’s too crowded.

    There’s also that classic Marxist line– not Karl’s, but Groucho’s.

    • Replies: @Neil Templeton
  219. Lot says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    I think Jesus as a boy’s name is more of a prole Latin American thing. I can’t think of any famous Spanish or upper class Latin Americans named Jesus.

    Castilian, which became Spanish, is from a region that was never conquered by the Moors. They briefly got some of the local nobles to declare themselves loyal Muslims, but it was too poor and warlike to bother with. France was a much more tempting target.

    • Replies: @BB753
  220. @Reg Cæsar

    Consider just the blocks of old line homes in San Francisco with intricate gingerbread finish. How you going to maintain that kind of finish, long-term, without either cheap labor or appreciating capital value? We’re caught in a bind, here.

    • Replies: @bomag
  221. davosbane says:

    I mean yeah, she does have a masculine face and doesn’t look as good as Eva Green. But, she is plenty good looking enough for Cory Booker.

    I think Tulsi Gabbard is the only democrat femal that doesn’t come off as angry. I guess having to hate whitey doesn’t do well for a person’s aura.

  222. CJ says:
    @Lot

    Your cited source has some bad information. Darryl F. Zanuck wasn’t Jewish, but a Protestant of Swiss descent from Nebraska.

  223. @dvorak

    Don’t they make license plates in the big house anymore?

  224. Lurker says:
    @Anon7

    channel our common pain back into our common purpose

    Worrying.

    https://wikileaks.org/wiki/Common_purpose

  225. bomag says:
    @AnotherDad

    So pretty much always … free shot at YT, hyped by Democrats and their press allies … crickets.

    Seems to be a supply and demand thing. The Media puts out a story or two a day about how there is a racist under every bed; about the suffering of POC; or a replay of an angle on Emmett Till. There gets to be a Thomas Beckett Affair quality about it all: “Who will supply me with anything close to a proper story about the plight of POC, even if we have to stretch things a bit?”

  226. Anon[202] • Disclaimer says:

    OT

    This damned blog has got me obsessed with the history of McDonald’s.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1469&v=7qO_GicOytg

    Here’s another History Channel documentary on the fast food industry as it developed from growing car ownership. McDonald’s doesn’t appear until about 10 or 15 minutes in. Interestingly, Both Taco Bell and Burger King predated Ray Kroc in sending people out to San Bernadino to reconnoiter and rip off the McDonald brothers. This documentary then goes on to the development of the drive-in window. Wendy’s was first to have those in all their shops. In-n-Out was first in something else … it’s hard to keep it all straight. But the good thing about this documentary as opposed to The Founder is that it’s wider focus and shows that a lot was going on besides McDonald’s.

  227. bomag says:
    @Neil Templeton

    It’s not what you build, it’s what you can maintain.

    Where are the people and their descendants who built those houses? Maybe they should have spent more in building a future.

    either cheap labor or appreciating capital value

    Problem is, that labor is not cheap and the money is buying less and less.

    • Replies: @Neil Templeton
  228. BB753 says:
    @Colin Wright

    Biden is more like your creepy uncle.

  229. BB753 says:
    @The Wild Geese Howard

    Teachers aren’t prime wife material either. Usually bossy, liberal and boring. And slutty too.

  230. bomag says:
    @AnotherDad

    Excellent ideas.

    Should cap capital expenditures as a (low) percentage of taxable value.

  231. BB753 says:
    @AnotherDad

    Not to mention that Bloomberg is older than Trump, and smaller. Much smaller. He’s literally a midget! In public, he’d look ridiculous next to Trump. Trump would call him “Tiny Mikey”.
    Also, Bloomberg has a lousy personality. It’s written all over his face. Bloomy would turn off Hispanics and Blacks.

    • Replies: @Inquiring Mind
  232. “Other than Booker being a 49-year-old bachelor ….”

    Confirmed? Ya know, the skids would be greased for him if he would just come out of the closet.

  233. BB753 says:
    @Lot

    Think harder. Jesus as a name is more common in Spain than in Latin America. And it’s not prole in Spain. Hispanics these days are more likely to carry made-up names or “Anglo” names like Kevin or Kyle, often with weird spellings. Long gone are the days when Hispanics were called Pedro or Maria.

    • Replies: @Lot
  234. njguy73 says:
    @Anon

    That was Zuckerberg who did that in 2010, mainly because a movie was coming oit which made him look like a jerk. Five years later, a book came out assessing the donation, among other things:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/27/business/dealbook/the-melting-of-mark-zuckerbergs-donation-to-newark-schools.html

    • Replies: @Anon
  235. @George

    George wrote:

    Tulsi Gabbard is interesting as she might be a transition away from 100% neo con politics and may have the strong backing of the non Knights of Templar US miltary industrial complex and would almost guarantee a non neo con President in 2020.

    Yeah, I’m planning on changing my registration to Dem so I can vote for her in the California primary.

    By the way, she already has a rep of appealing to Alt-Right types, and that will probably be used against her. While I would be stunned if she won, she is a voice for relative sanity on foreign policy, and so her presence in the race is a plus.

    But maybe I am too pessimistic: Gabbard does come across personally as sane, and in the current lineup maybe that could be the winning ticket!

  236. Ed says:
    @Lot

    Few people will vote for a Jewish billionaire in the states that matter in a general and definitely not in a Dem primary. Money is over rated in politics. This is a bad take.

    In fact so bad because reports are Bloomberg probably don’t get in if Biden gets in which seems increasingly likely.

    • Replies: @Bugg
    , @Lot
  237. Ed says:
    @Lot

    Dems did not win big in the midterms in WI, Walker lost by a point. Anotherdad is spot on it doesn’t matter if Bloomberg wins in affluent suburbs that already lean left. He has to take away from Trump. A globalist Jewish billionaire is not going to flip the Midwest. The white working class won’t vote for him and blacks won’t turn out for him.

    Also the “no wall he’s toast take” is also silly. People who want a wall are going to what sit out and let the Dems win? This is just Coulter shrieking, she’s not as powerful as she or others thing she is in reality. He’s pushing it but we have laws in this country. He needs Congress’s help.

    • Replies: @Anonym
  238. Anon[297] • Disclaimer says:
    @The Wild Geese Howard

    Dawson looks and moves like Kiko Mizuhara.

  239. @narrenspeise

    No more “Great Healers” will be elected after Obama. Obama re-defined the phrase to mean “victorious barbarian”.

    Next person to be elected as a victorious barbarian will actually run as a barbarian (person outside the existing civilization for some particular choice of civilization. McArthur was thus a barbarian to the Japanese in AD 1946), and, if you look at the field, all the candidates are running as barbarians. Pres. Obama’s rule by “pen and phone” was clearly an abrogation of previous Federal practice, and Pres. Trump appears likely to do the same under actual threat of his life [1]. The American Constitution has been stretched until it has ruptured, and it’s barbarians from here on in.

    Combat, Glory, and the Loot of Empire (CG&LoE) can be a hard appeal to beat. Maybe this time the tribes will fight each other. Maybe they’ll combine into a modern version of the Alamanni (“all men”) confederation that took Agri Decumates from Rome back in the AD 200s.

    Counterinsurgency

    1] Standard threat. Caesar crossed the Rubicon because otherwise he would have been convicted of a crime (any crime) and killed; that was standard practice at the time.
    https://www.unrv.com/fall-republic/crossing-the-rubicon.php
    Trump has been threatened with prosecution as after his term of office, several of his associates have been legally harassed, and the New York State prosecuter’s office is taking steps that would be expected to produce an indictment of Trump after he leaves the Presidency. Trump, to date (AD 2019/01/03), has not acted to counter this threat.

  240. Hibernian says:
    @Colin Wright

    He was mayor of Northampton, a small town near Amherst and Springfield, 1oo miles W of Boston. Of the 3 mayors who later became President, only Cleveland (mayor of Buffalo) was mayor of a major city. None went directly from mayor to President, as Lindsay and Giuliani tried to do.

  241. Hibernian says:
    @OFWHAP

    I meant it would appeal to the black kids playing football and their parents when football went away, got converted to flag football or rugby, or whatever.

  242. Hibernian says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Jesse is the Anglo-Saxon form of the name Jesus, in addition to the fact that Jesus is a form of Joshua.

    • Replies: @Shmendrix
    , @Reg Cæsar
  243. Arclight says:
    @Arclight

    Related from the WaPo:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/posteverything/wp/2019/02/01/feature/we-teach-black-boys-sports-are-their-only-hope-what-if-we-let-them-dream-bigger/?utm_term=.f8751458eb4e

    Bennett makes some good points here – a lot of black kids have people around them that give them the impression that a) the NBA or NFL is what they should set their sights on, and b) they have a realistic chance. My kids play travel basketball in a large city, and many of the things Bennett says rings true.

    I’d say most of this lies on the parents – most of the coaches are realistic about a kid’s abilities and work at providing discipline and a father figure. But I’ve heard plenty of parents state they believe their kid is at least college material, and it’s obvious to me that they are not. I’ve also had a parent explicitly state that they were OK with average grades from their kid (who is definitely smart) because they believed his athletic skill will result in a college scholarship, so it’s worth sacrificing that a bit for more practice time.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    , @Colin Wright
  244. I hadn’t seen any of Booker until the Kavanaugh hearings, really. He seemed saddened by the whole thing. You could tell he didn’t actually believe what he was saying about the guy.

  245. @Reg Cæsar

    With Trump, a Democrat, and two bigshot independents, I don’t see how the race can avoid going into the House. How many state delegations do the Republicans control? Trump may be reelected sideways. Like Gerald Ford.

    I don’t see any independents getting any traction this cycle, much less a complete vanity candidate like Schultz. But in any case, the independent isn’t going to send the race to the House. For that to happen they actually have to win states. All they can do is spoil one side the other and cause states to flip.

    This cycle one would think the independent (extra-party) would be on the right driven by dissatisfaction with Trump. (Like 1992.) But while lots of regular voters folks aren’t impressed with Trump, unlike 1992 the dissatisfaction is actually in the GOP establishment not the Republican voting base.

    More likely is a candidate of the Schultz or Bloomberg sort targetting the same tiny, but whiny “fiscally conservative, socially liberal” who find AOC’s free everything “scary”, but also Trump’s wall “scary” and think we need to be sensitive to the needs of the transgendered and there’s a great case for …. more immigration! … heck wages aren’t zero yet!

    Such a candidate could gain traction if the Democrats nominee comes off as far left or whacky. But
    I don’t think such a candidacy hurts Trump. It basically targets the fellow travellers who have become rootless cosmopolitans and don’t give a flying rats ass about their nominal fellow countrymen.

  246. @Anon

    White flight from football has a lot to do with thug like dirty hits by black thugs in the NFL, the National Felonies League. Eventually the NFL will become like the NBA, an overwhelmingly black sport, and will drop in popularity. It’s already happening.

    I thought the death spiral might have started with the BLM kneeling nonsense last year, including the league’s–Goodall’s–pathetic “enabling” response and hopefully it would spiral into the drain. But no such luck. But she–the authoress–says ratings are up this year. White men would rather get their three hours than have a nation. Sad.

    Long term though … yeah, i think ratings will tank. The Mexicans dont’ play. The white kids are giving it up. How much will either of them want to watch a bunch of blacks running around?

    • Replies: @Anon
    , @Arclight
    , @Truth
    , @Lot
  247. prosa123 says:

    I am convinced that many men are NFL fans because women go for men who are NFL fans. Even if women aren’t interested in football themselves they like men who are drawn to normal, masculine activities, and the NFL qualifies far more than something like sci-fi.

    • Replies: @Anon
    , @BB753
    , @Truth
    , @Dave Pinsen
  248. Anon[849] • Disclaimer says:
    @AnotherDad

    Ah yes. People watching football is the reason for the demise of the US. Now I’ve heard everything!

    What if it’s just time for it to go? I mean sure Israel is an ethnostate but it’s small, and they have a common history and religion. USA is too big to last. It’s too porous. It is merging with the rest of the world now through the process of diffusion and homeostasis. I wouldn’t mind if it held on for the rest of my life though so I have somewhere to park my investments. But the writing is on the wall. Empires don’t last forever.

  249. Anon[849] • Disclaimer says:
    @prosa123

    Yeah pretty much. “At least you like something that’s normal.” It’s also an excuse to drink and can be downright fun at times. But who would ever want that?

  250. Yngvar says:
    @Lot

    By the way, we cannot allow our opponents to name themselves. For AOC I’ll suggest OC(D).

  251. @Anon

    “Possibly” the 2nd most corrupt?? Harding is Secretariat to Grant’s Sham. My daughter and I love presidential history and we rank Harding #1 “gangsta” president! What he accomplished in just 2.4 years in DC is unmatched… Tea Pot Dome, Veterans Affairs scandal, broke up with mistress before inauguration, took on another mistress and fathered a child, wife had an out of wedlock child years before (she would have been labeled a whore back then), wife may have poisoned him, kept alcohol flowing in WH even after the 18th A….

    • Replies: @Art Deco
  252. Bugg says:
    @Ed

    Mentioned this before and suspect Derb from his tenure at Salomon Brothers around roughly the same time as Bloomberg may know about this; Bloomberg left there under a cloud of #metoo type accusations. As per a friend who has since passed on and was still tight with the Little Mayor at the time of his passing, Bloomberg was a rank harasser of women, given to brag openly about having f__ed this one and that one. Wether any of it was true, to some degree my pal suspected you had a short guy trying to compensate for his small stature by being a braggart. And he was doing this at a time when that wasn’t such a big deal. Yet even with his talent SB forced him out. In this instance Bloomberg next owning a big media company allowed him to bully reporters in ways Trump and others can only dream about.

    He’s a very bright guy, but a tin ear for common sense; recall his complaint that immigration enforcement might turn golf greens at his favorite clubs from verdant green to brown. He became mayor mostly because of 9/11 and a huge cash advantage. In his 3rd and final run for mayor he barely squeaked by a lackluster hack despite outspending his opponent by a ridiculous multiple.

    Simply plutocrat Bloomberg despite his socially liberal stands is totally unacceptable to The Left. But further he holds mostly neocon views on everything else. He only hasn’t been savaged by the MFM out of fear. But if he did run, the gloves will come off.

  253. BB753 says:
    @prosa123

    Well, any sport can be masculine, except for figure skating! And as long as you practice the sport not just watch it on tv!

  254. e says:
    @KPKinSunnyPhiladelphia

    Beto gives me the creeps. He’s the epitome of what I call the Phil Donahue-Alan Alda man. That kind of pol does work with a lot of women, and unfortunately a growing number of Birkenstock males. The up-turned nose, the mouth too small for his capped teeth, the fluent verbosity.

    At least Booker is bad at being ingenuous; Beto is good at it and in that is the danger.

  255. Arclight says:
    @AnotherDad

    Nah, it is just that there are plenty of other sports to play and a lot of white parents have read about the risks of brain injury to their kids – who they know will make their future living with their brains, not athletic prowess.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  256. Lot says:
    @Ed

    How did Jewish almost-billionaire Herb Kohl do in Wisconsin?

  257. Truth says:
    @AnotherDad

    The Mexicans dont’ play. The white kids are giving it up. How much will either of them want to watch a bunch of blacks running around?

    Gee, I have no idea!

  258. Mr. Anon says:

    I don’t see any independents getting any traction this cycle, much less a complete vanity candidate like Schultz.

    Agreed. Or probably any cycle. The structural impediments to a third party candidate are pretty much insurmountable. Ross Perot got almost 19% of the vote in 1992; he didn’t win a single state. The most successful independent candidate since then was……………..Donald Trump, who kinda ran against his own party in the primaries. That’s the only way for an “independent” candidate to win – to actually come up through one of the parties.

    Mark Cuban has made noises about running as a Republican in 2020. Imagine that threeway race: Bloomberg (D), Cuban (R), and Schultz (I). Hey, why not?

    • Replies: @Corn
  259. Truth says:
    @prosa123

    OK, so men spend 6 hours on Sunday WATCHING football, because WATCHING football attracts the broads.

    So much teaching to do around this place. So little time.

    Dude I have no inkling about your sexual orientation, but do you have to be such a F…..?

  260. @Reg Cæsar

    Reg, Thank you. I don’t know how I could have forgotten about Grover Cleveland. A great place for a burger in WNY is “Grover’s”, which apparently was his former hunting camp.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  261. Anon[395] • Disclaimer says:

    O/T

    Not soon enough for 2018, but en masse this may just save Trump in ’20

    https://www.wfyi.org/news/articles/drug-crisis-exacerbates-ongoing-indiana-workforce-shortage-19sw

    Leaders of Belden, a transmission company in Richmond, are going to even greater lengths to address the challenges with drugs.

    Human Resources Vice President Leah Tate says about 10 percent of applicants were failing drug tests.
    “So it made us start to take notice, and we need to increase the labor pool, not shrink it,” Tate says.
    Belden launched Pathways to Employment early last year, which is said to be a first of it’s kind rehabilitation program.
    The program takes an individualized approach. If a job candidate fails a drug test, they’re referred to a treatment provider. There, they do an assessment, which determines their risk for substance use disorder.
    “Depending on that, they’ll have individualized treatment,” Tate says. “Once we bring them into the plant and they start working, they start on safety conscious jobs and then after a certain period of time we would allow them to operate machinery.”
    The employee must pass ongoing drug tests.

    Employers showing civic pride, hard to believe that in XXI Century USA. This is what we’d have more of by slamming the breaks on mass immigration.

    • Replies: @Anon
    , @Anon
  262. @Arclight

    Arc, My youngest child played travel soccer and travel lacrosse. She was a decent soccer player but started as a freshman on the Varsity lacrosse team. I knew my daughter could play DII or DIII lacrosse and she knew that was her college level, but I was surprised at how many delusional parents thought their girls could get DI scholarships. She won MVP her senior year and was offered several partial lax scholarships and one full DII ride. She wound up playing Club Lacrosse at the school she choose and working hard on her grades. Seven years later she is moving up the ladder at her job. Very few girls dream of a pro sport career, lots of boys, especially inner city boys, have that dream. I remember reading about a black teen who was killed in a drive by shooting. His family talked about his dream of playing in the NBA. Truth is the kid dropped out of HS and didn’t even play on a league team.

  263. In 2001, Mo Lewis of the New York Jets hit New England quarterback Drew Bledsoe shoulder to shoulder on the sideline when Bledsoe got greedy for yards. Bledsoe was injured on the play and somebody replaced him. Lewis would have just pushed Bledsoe a bit if Bledsoe had run out of bounds.

    These millionaire NFL players got informal rules, see, and if a mug ignores those informal rules he gets popped like Bledsoe got.

    Mo Lewis is responsible for Tom Brady’s career.

    Patriots 41-17 Old Man Brady Defeats Puppy QB

  264. Prusmc says:
    @AnotherDad

    Beto is not a Hispanic. He only plays one on TV when is is not following the thin, buck toothed, brushing long hair out of his eyes of the Bobby Kennedy mold.
    His image burnisher’s have done wonders. Unfortunately, for him the Media has already chosen Kamala as President in 2020.

  265. @Reg Cæsar

    ‘It’s the only language in Christendom in which people dare name their sons Jesus. If that isn’t an Arab thing, what is it?’

    I’d speculate that the custom might have originated among families who wished to emphasize that they were Christian, as opposed to Jewish or Muslim. After all, Spain is unusual among Christian states in that respect — there was a prolonged period in which there were large numbers of all three faiths present.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  266. @Buffalo Joe

    ‘…Very few girls dream of a pro sport career, lots of boys, especially inner city boys, have that dream…’

    Although I’ve met at least one white sufferer, black boys seem especially prone to the delusion. I distinctly recall biting my tongue on at least one occasion. Look: let’s do a statistical analysis here…

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
  267. @Arclight

    ‘Nah, it is just that there are plenty of other sports to play and a lot of white parents have read about the risks of brain injury to their kids – who they know will make their future living with their brains, not athletic prowess.’

    It’s also white flight. Once a team becomes predominantly black, it’s a pretty tough place to be — especially if you’re not black. My son wanted it, and he stuck it out — but it wasn’t easy.

  268. @Arclight

    ‘…I’ve also had a parent explicitly state that they were OK with average grades from their kid (who is definitely smart) because they believed his athletic skill will result in a college scholarship, so it’s worth sacrificing that a bit for more practice time.’

    That’s actually kinda backwards.

    From what I’ve seen, elite colleges are desperate for quality athletes that can actually meet their admission standards.

    My brother got a full ride to Cornell — and he was not a particularly gifted athlete…nor, for that matter, were his grades and test scores all that great.

    But they were pretty good, and off he went. I’d guess that if you can get the grades and test scores, just being a starter on your high school varsity is likely to get you that ticket.

    So I’d say focus on the academics and just make sure you’re a starter. That’d be what I’d bet on.

    • Replies: @Anon
    , @ScarletNumber
  269. @PhysicistDave

    ‘…But maybe I am too pessimistic: Gabbard does come across personally as sane, and in the current lineup maybe that could be the winning ticket!’

    Yeah. I lived in Hawaii for a year, and while I didn’t pay much attention to the political scene, one can’t help getting some exposure to your local Congresscreature.

    Tulsi always did make a favorable impression. She also seems to actually have her own ideas — which is a refreshing change. I can’t say I’ve made a study of her, but if I had to list people I’d actually be prepared to see win in 2020 without feeling the need to stock up on canned goods, she’d be one.

    …but she’s got the same problem Cory Booker and Sanders have. It’s questionable if she would be doggily submissive to Israel. I doubt she’ll go anywhere.

  270. @AnotherDad

    ‘…This cycle one would think the independent (extra-party) would be on the right driven by dissatisfaction with Trump. (Like 1992.) But while lots of regular voters folks aren’t impressed with Trump, unlike 1992 the dissatisfaction is actually in the GOP establishment not the Republican voting base.’

    The problem here is that the Democrats look like they’re going to field some horror like Kamala Harris.

    If it was, say, Biden-Trump, one could go for a third party candidate, and if Biden won, oh well. But faced with a potential nightmare like Harris, one has to rally behind the one alternative most likely to win — whatever one might think of him. Hence, Trump.

  271. @jon

    It’s like the old Almond Joy jingle: “Sometimes you feel like you have nuts; sometimes you don’t.”

  272. @Anonymous

    ‘One person says, “I’m a Bay Area native.”…’

    Do you know what this was like for those of us who were actually from the Bay Area?

    One of my ancestresses was supposedly part of the first class to graduate from the University of California — back in 1868 or whatever.

    I’ve learned to be skeptical of family mythology; the past gets…improved. However, the point stands. It was my home.

    I had to leave. We sold out in 2015. God, that place sucks.

  273. @BB753

    ‘All Trump has to do now to bag the reelection is sit back and watch Dems tear at each other. Then troll the winning Dem candidate to death and destroy him bit by bit like he did with Hillary.’

    The most frightening thought is what happens if Trump gets fed up and [i]doesn’t run.[/i]

    Have you gamed out the various scenarios that follow from that? It’s the worst thing about dude: he’s the best we can do, apparently.

    • Replies: @BB753
  274. Pericles says:
    @donut

    NB. About the despised ‘manic pixie dream girl’. Is it really too much to ask for a happy, energetic woman of small size?

  275. Pericles says:
    @Buffalo Joe

    I recently read a funny (because it’s true) article from a deplorable site about the travails of a lawyer representing black people (presumably the untalented nine-tenths). One problem: they can’t spell their own names.

  276. Pericles says:
    @Colin Wright

    a gay black man who was caught holding up a pro-Palestinian sign, no less.

    Cory, you had one job.

  277. Arclight says:
    @Buffalo Joe

    I am definitely a believer in the value of sports, especially for boys – and for a lot of inner city kids, this is their only exposure to father figures who are tough but show affection and concern for them as well. I am just surprised – still – at how many parents kid themselves about their kid’s talent level, especially in basketball and football. When we are at tournaments and so on, you see tons of kids whose family income has to be fairly low but they have hundreds of dollars of gear that they will outgrow before the year is out, not to mention the not insignificant cost of participating in AAU as well.

    • Replies: @Ron Mexico
    , @Buffalo Joe
  278. L Woods says:
    @BB753

    It’s more of a post hoc rationalization than an actual cause of resentment.

  279. Shmendrix says:
    @Hibernian

    Jesse in the original Hebrew is Yishai.
    Jesus in Hebrew is Yehoshua, more commonly known as Joshua.

  280. guest says:

    Imagining Booker as congressional attack-dog under President Illary Clinton, I can see the stepping-stones. But that was not to be (Russia), and he has come off as a boobish gas-bag under Trump. That “I Am Spartacus” thing was just embarrassig, and I like grandstanding. It’s usually the only interesting thing to come out of those hearings.

    Someone inform Booker that he must refer to himself as Spartacus in all campaign advertising.

  281. guest says:
    @narrenspeise

    Obama was only half, of course. And that half was Kenyan. At least Booker’s parents were American.

  282. @Hibernian

    Jesse is the Anglo-Saxon form of the name Jesus, in addition to the fact that Jesus is a form of Joshua.

    Jesse has a different meaning in Hebrew and is thus not the same name as Jesus. Joshua is indeed the Old Testament version of Jesus, but that’s not what people have in mind for their little Joshes. One of my brothers-in-law was given the name.

    Jesse Rugge and Jesse James Hollywood, like the latter’s namesake, weren’t particularly Christlike.

    • Replies: @guest
  283. @Buffalo Joe

    Reg, Thank you. I don’t know how I could have forgotten about Grover Cleveland. A great place for a burger in WNY is “Grover’s”, which apparently was his former hunting camp.

    Magician Grover C George was obviously named for him.

    George was sued by Howard Thurston for “stealing” Thurston’s illusions. George won the battle– magic tricks are in the public domain, the judge ruled– but lost the war: Thurston used his clout to shut George out of US theaters. Instead, George went on to become Latin America’s top illusionist draw. He died in Brazil.

  284. Anonym says:
    @Ed

    Before Trump, last time I voted was first term GWB. Trump’s central campaign promise was building a wall. I don’t care if Mexico pays or not, but I expect him to honor that promise by hook or by crook… if he wants me to vote for him again.

    Maybe Trump wants to be a one-termer like George “read my lips” Bush.

  285. guest says:
    @gregor

    I don’t, as “barbarian” referred to everything that wasn’t Greek.

  286. guest says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    That may not be what they have in mind, but I find my mind of people don’t generally think of the meaning of names at all, beyond family associations and the like.

  287. @AnotherDad

    But in any case, the independent isn’t going to send the race to the House. For that to happen they actually have to win states. All they can do is spoil one side the other and cause states to flip.

    TR won more states than Taft in 1912. Wallace won five states and a loose elector in 1968. Ross Perot finished second in a couple of states, and could have won some had he tried. Any of those races could have gone to the House by flipping the tighter state races to the #3 guy. (Perot didn’t even seem to try; he got fewer electors than did John Hospers 20 years earlier.)

    Wallace came closest to doing so because that was his plan from the beginning, and he tailored his campaign thus. However, you are right that Bloomberg and Schultz are “vanity” candidates, not the tip of a large base like GCW was, and less willing to put such considerations first.

  288. Romanian says: • Website
    @International Jew

    Maltese is the world’s only hybrid Semitic-Romance language. (Spanish is just trivially influenced by Arabic, so don’t give me that.)

    If Spanish had fit, then so too would Romanian, since it has some Turkish, Persian and Arabic loanwords through our Ottoman overlords. The biggest non-Romance admixture is still Slavic.

  289. @Arclight

    “of kids whose family income has to be fairly low but they have hundreds of dollars of gear that they will outgrow before the year is out, not to mention the not insignificant cost of participating in AAU as well.” Arc, that is what the white kids are for… And the all-black teams get sponsorships if there aren’t white families to foot the bill.

  290. Lot says:
    @AnotherDad

    The sudden ratings drop definitely started with the national anthem disrespect.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
  291. Lot says:
    @AnotherDad

    Bloomberg ruled out an independent run. Dem primary or nothing.

    I read today some speculation that Bernie’s campaign manager Nina Turner will run a far left independent campaign if Bernie loses the Dem primary.

    Probably she’d be ignored and get 0.5% or less and fail ballot access in a lot of states.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
  292. @Arclight

    Arc, WNY is a hockey hotbed, dozens of boys and girls playing on DI , as well as DII and DIII teams, with probably ten in the NHL, including Patrick Kane. Some, however, skip college and play on minor pro teams across Canada and the US. The trick to affording youth hockey is the equipment exchanges where parents put in outgrown gear for the next size up. Works for Lax equipment too, but the best scholastic Lax is played from Rochester east. A few years ago Victor HS (outside of Rochester) won two consecutive State Championships and had 11 DI commits on the team.

  293. @Lot

    Lot, Won’t disagree, but game changing penalties called and not called had something to do with viewer disgust.

  294. @Lot

    Lot, Bloomberg has enough money to run as an Independent, and he owes the party nothing. How much money does he have? He donated $1.8 Billion to his alma mater, Johns Hopkins. He also has his own press service. I think he, Bernie and Howard Schultz F**k up the dems real good. I think Nina Turner meant she will push Bernie running as an Independent, not her.

    • Replies: @Lot
  295. Lot says:
    @Buffalo Joe

    Bloomie said he wouldn’t unequivocally, and also criticized Shultz for publicly considering it.

    He’s worth about $30 billion I think. (His buying Unz’s software company I think is where Unz got his money.)

    John Hopkins donations shows he isn’t afraid to throw it around, and has it in the form of ready cash.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    , @Buffalo Joe
  296. BB753 says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    It used to be common in France too.

    • Replies: @Lot
  297. @Colin Wright

    I’d speculate that the custom might have originated among families who wished to emphasize that they were Christian, as opposed to Jewish or Muslim.

    Actually, the closest I’ve come to meeting a Hispanic Jesus– and I’ve met a lot of Hispanics of all varieties– is a Philippine co-worker whose aunt was born (like him) on Christmas Eve and given the name Jesusa. He was given a more common Christian name. His older brother and sister were given highfalutin names from classical Greece.

    I’ve met two or three Moslems who had the Arabic form of Jesus, though. One used it as a surname, having changed it from the Arabic for Adam. “Jesus” as a first name would hardly distinguish one from those in the Brotherhood.

    • Replies: @Known Fact
    , @Colin Wright
  298. @Lot

    … and also criticized Shultz for publicly considering it.

    Shultz is 98. Does anybody care, or even know, what he “considers publicly” anymore?

    I think you mean Schultz:

    If you meant Schulz, well, he’s no longer with us:

    • Replies: @Simply Simon
  299. @Colin Wright

    Colin, my son coached an excellent Lax player who could have gotten multiple DI and DII scholarships. He choose to try and walk on for football at Ohio State. Dreamers dream. Hard for adults to penetrate that unrealistic dream.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  300. @Lot

    Lot, not to argue, but Bloomberg has an ego and so does Bernie and if they think the leading dem candidate is weak, I think they run. Remember, they only need money, not delegates to run as an independent.

  301. Lot says:
    @BB753

    Where they also name men “Marie” and Anne.”

    Anne made up for the childhood taunts by killing his enemies and planting cherry trees on top of their shallow graves. True story.

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

  302. Lot says:
    @BB753

    I agree prole LatinAms often have misspelled Anglo names. Jhonny being the worst.

    Link to Jesus being a popular name in Spain? I am sure there is a list. I can’t think of any prominent examples. But plenty of random articles about DUI crashes I see the perp is a prole Jesus.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
  303. @Colin Wright

    I’ve learned to be skeptical of family mythology; the past gets…improved.

    But, see, that’s what’s great about being from a country-fried family like mine.

    My grandmother’s maternal grandfather was a drunken petty criminal. Mostly he got busted for DUI and for making moonshine.

    But my grandfather IMPROVED this legacy and turned it into a mythology to “troll” my grandmother. “Did you know your grandma’s grandfather was hanged for stealing horses?”

  304. @Whiskey

    Harris seems the lock for the nomination. And most favored to beat Trump.

    It is Trump’s to lose. But Kamasutra must get the nomination first. I’ll bet against her nomination. Will you bet for her nomination?

  305. @Reg Cæsar

    Rex, you will be old someday, maybe even 98–and still looking for respect.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  306. @AnotherDad

    “As i said, she’s obviously not pretty like Rosario Dawson.”

    Seriously AD, going back to your attraction to Komodo Harris, might I suggest you have your eyesight checked.

    Dawson is pure butter face. Bug eyes and fish lips. Easily one of the ugliest women in Hollywood. Like, not even close.

    Occasional Kotex is less ugly only by virtue of youth. The wall will not be kind.

    • Replies: @Mr. XYZ
  307. @Reg Cæsar

    Let’s not forget former Cub shortstop Ivan deJesus

  308. Mr. XYZ says:
    @MikeatMikedotMike

    Yeah, Rosaio Dawson isn’t hot at all!

    You want a hottie or at least a cutie? Then check out Greta Gerwig! Rawr! Now she’s hott–or at least a qt!

  309. @Reg Cæsar

    ‘Actually, the closest I’ve come to meeting a Hispanic Jesus– and I’ve met a lot of Hispanics of all varieties– is a Philippine co-worker whose aunt was born (like him) on Christmas Eve and given the name Jesusa..

    I get to swing the fifty-pound sledgehammer on this one. I taught high school for several years in East LA — and Jesus was a fairly common first name. Among the boys, anyway.

    • Replies: @RationalExpressions
  310. @Simply Simon

    Rex, you will be old someday, maybe even 98–and still looking for respect.

    If you spend your life in the bureaucracy, you have to spend your retirement getting your respect back.

  311. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @Buffalo Joe

    Part of growing up is to have unrealistic dreams shattered. Atheletics, acting, music (at the pop star level or as a concert classical musician) are all feast-or-famine, long shot careers. So is being a successful entrepreneur. Liberals like one fantasy and establishment conservatives love the other.

    Getting on with a big company or getting one of the few union jobs where they still have muscle, live under your means, and put money in safe mid yield investments and you’ll have “f*** you money” by your fifties.

    If you go for the long shot, and wind up on your ass at 30, there’s still time to go back, but if you don’t break off the chase then, you can wind up flat busted, broke, and old. Some just don’t learn. That’s why they’re stocking Walmart shelves at 55.

  312. Dave Pinsen says: • Website
    @Whiskey

  313. Dave Pinsen says: • Website
    @prosa123

    Pretty sure there’s never been a woman who dated a man because he liked to watch football.

  314. Anon[297] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon

    I don’t see the “rehabilitation” of druggie job applicants catching on. It’s much easier to not hire someone than it is to fire him, especially a NAM. And there would be liability risk and insurance problems.

  315. @bomag

    Bit of overreach it looks like.

  316. Twinkie says:
    @AnotherDad

    But “fat”. Look at her hips–the actual width you can see. Look at her tummy. She’s about 50 pounds lighter than the typical American woman.

    A “typical American woman” today is pretty overweight. I know it’s harsh, but it’s true. And it’s not just about appearance. There are real repercussions on their health. Of course, being overweight is not evenly spread in the population – it is overwhelmingly concentrated among the poor, the black and brown, the less educated, etc. Highly educated whites and East Asians* tend to be trimmer and enjoy excellent health.

    *South Asians in America are more affluent than whites or East Asians on average, but I think they have substantially poorer health due to a combination of bad genetics, lifestyle (lack of exercise), and unhealthy diet. Among physicians, there is even a term – “Indian heart” – because South Asians tend to have surprisingly high rates of heart disease despite their high SES.

    And she’s probably in the 99%tile of svelte for 40ish Puerto Rican or black women.

    Perhaps. But she is also in show business, which is obviously highly selective physically. On the other hand, black/Hispanic female celebrities seem to gain weight more readily as they age. On “America’s Got Talent,” I noted that Heidi Klum is still trim while Tyra Banks has grown a bit, er, thicker.

    • Replies: @jim jones
    , @Lurker
  317. @Colin Wright

    For some reason many Jesus’s are nicknamed Chuy (pronounced Chew-ey.)

    • Replies: @Hibernian
  318. Corn says:
    @Mr. Anon

    “Mark Cuban has made noises about running as a Republican in 2020. Imagine that threeway race: Bloomberg (D), Cuban (R), and Schultz (I). Hey, why not?”

    I hadn’t heard that. I thought Cuban was a Democrat.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
  319. Mr. Anon says:
    @Corn

    I hadn’t heard that. I thought Cuban was a Democrat.

    That’s what he has said. Bloomberg ran for and was elected mayor of NYC as a Republican. What a billionaire running for office claims to be and what he is, is purely a matter of convenience. Not that the terms Republican and Democrat intrinsically mean much either.

  320. Art Deco says:
    @Ron Mexico

    Harding had two known mistresses between 1906 and his death, fathering a bastard child with the second of the two. The child was born in 1919, before he was elected president.

  321. Lurker says:
    @Twinkie

    Tyra Banks has grown a bit, er, thicker.

    Works for me!

  322. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says: • Website
    @Anon

    So the company couldn’t hire from the 90% of applicants who passed the drug tests?

    Company is probably angling for one of those hire black druggy parolees government subsidy programs, plus a major tax write off for the NGO it sets up with a 10 to 1 ratio of employees to clients it claims to help.

  323. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says: • Website
    @Colin Wright

    How sad you had to leave.

  324. J.Ross says: • Website

    The Economist’s Pyongyangically insane reassurance of Cory Booker’s chances is the clearest and latest example of how well they get the US. It’s full of Jebbish mumblings like

    He could do it.

    Indeed. Alternately, he might not.

    he persuaded Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook to donate $100m to improving Newark’s failing schools.

    I don’t know Mark personally but I’m pretty sure a rabid squirrel could get him to throw money at ghetto schools, it’s the charity crusade of the moment.
    https://www.economist.com/democracy-in-america/2019/02/02/cory-booker-enters-the-race

    • Replies: @Jack D
  325. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says: • Website
    @Reg Cæsar

    But most Christian counties are full of names based on the word Christ; Christine Kirsten Christopher Christian Kristoff etc.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  326. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says: • Website
    @Colin Wright

    One trick is to focus on obscure sports golf rowing water polo tennis field hockey girls rugby wrestling a few colleges even have horse riding teams.

    Band is the best as they’re desperate for musicians for the sports halftime shows.
    I know someone who swears he got into college and medical school because he was in rowing teams. The rowing gave the White applicant a diversity spot if you can believe it.

    • Replies: @Jack D
  327. @PhysicistDave

    ” Yeah , I’m planning on changing my registration to Dem”

    This is the same as admitting that someone has lost his mind. Look apparently you don’t grasp the fact that : Democrat is Democrat, and no matter how “sane” they come across in the skirmish leading up to the election, after they are in office they then revert back to that which they, and their party has always been : Insane.

    Plus you apparently have no knowledge about military life or issues, so here is a piece of information that you can take to the bank : There is something freaky and paradoxical about military officers who align with the Democrats, and there are most definitely background issues which are to be considered.

    AJM

    • Replies: @PhysicistDave
  328. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Lot

    Jhonny = they have no initial j sound, so the h after the j is like Hebrew y’ or Slavic dz. I hate them imposing their pronunciation on English but they can run their own language as they see fit.

    • Replies: @Lot
  329. Jack D says:
    @Anon

    White people are better off focusing on sports that blacks are not interested in because if blacks are interested they are almost always going to be the better natural athletes. Water sports are good because black people don’t like being in the water. More dense muscle so they tend to sink? Genetic memory of being eaten by crocs? No one in the ghetto knows the meaning of the word “regatta”? Rowing reminds them of being a galley slave? I don’t know but they are almost as allergic to water sports as they are to classical music so this provides an opening for white boys who could never make it in basketball or football.

  330. Jack D says:
    @J.Ross

    Zuckerberg made his donation in 2010 when it was not quite so fashionable. The money was completely flushed down the toilet. It was used to pay Newark’s existing staff of indifferent unionized black teachers to sit in a room while newly hired idealistic white college grads tried to teach the kids instead. The local black parents preferred keeping the patronage jobs in their community to someone actually trying to teach their kids, not that they are teachable anyway (beyond a certain not very high level), and as soon as Z’s money was gone, things went back to the old way. A total waste. Zuckerberg probably knew this going in but figured that the donation would buy him some political cover.

    • Replies: @Johann Ricke
  331. @Jack D

    Zuckerberg probably knew this going in but figured that the donation would buy him some political cover.

    That has to be the most politically un-savvy move ever. Bloomberg spent $100m to win NYC mayoral races. 3x. Zuckerberg flushed that amount to appeal to Newark voters?

  332. @Truth

    The true-or-false merits of the argument don’t concern me, what concerns me is that you could not follow the argument at all — and it was a pretty simple one.

    The idea was not “women are attracted by men WATCHING football.” The argument was, ” women are more likely to be attracted to the (innately) normatively masculine predisposition to watch sports-y things like football — as opposed to say a predisposition to sperg over Star Trek minutiae, which most women find less manly.

    In a similar way, women ( or at least most of them) are not inherently attracted to auto mechanics as such, but most of them are impressed by a man who knows how to fix a car. Or who at least knows more about actual cars than he does about the engine room of the Millenial Falcon.

    This was a fairly simple, straightforward proposition, and yet you could not understand it. And then you chose to be smug and condescending in your failure to grasp the point.

  333. @Authenticjazzman

    AJM wrote to me:

    This is the same as admitting that someone has lost his mind. Look apparently you don’t grasp the fact that : Democrat is Democrat, and no matter how “sane” they come across in the skirmish leading up to the election, after they are in office they then revert back to that which they, and their party has always been : Insane.

    Ummm…. I expect there to be no serious contest in the GOP Presidential primary. I do expect an interesting contest in the Dem Prez primary. In California, the only way I can vote in the Dem Prez primary is to change my registration to Dem, so I am changing my registration. And, you object to this because…?

    You seem to think party registration is some sort lifetime commitment. I think it is a temporary matter of which primary one casts one ballot in.

    I.e., I do not take party registration seriously, nor, for that matter, do I take the two parties seriously (you got your “Stupid Party” and your “Evil Party”).

    AJM also wrote:

    Plus you apparently have no knowledge about military life or issues, so here is a piece of information that you can take to the bank : There is something freaky and paradoxical about military officers who align with the Democrats…

    This makes no sense: are you suggesting that I am a military officer?

    • Replies: @Dtbb
    , @Anonymous
  334. @Anon

    But most Christian counties are full of names based on the word Christ; Christine Kirsten Christopher Christian Kristoff etc.

    Based on, not equivalent to. Christian is a follower of Christ, Christopher a bearer of Christ.

    Likewise, many Hebrew names mean this-or-that “of God”. None of them mean God Himself.

    • Replies: @BB753
  335. @AnotherDad

    More likely is a candidate of the Schultz or Bloomberg sort targetting the same tiny, but whiny “fiscally conservative, socially liberal”

    John Anderson!!

    Charley Reese argued that “new Democrats” were losing in the South precisely because they were “fiscally conservative, socially liberal”– while Southerners were “socially conservative, fiscally liberal”.

    That certainly explains why it’s so easy for Southern cities to swipe sports franchises from cities in other regions whose taxpayers, like Hartford’s, are unwilling to spring for some fat cat’s skybox.

  336. @PhysicistDave

    While I would be stunned if [Tulsi Gabbard] won, she is a voice for relative sanity on foreign policy, and so her presence in the race is a plus.

    Since our pretense for the Spanish-American War was based on a falsehood, if not outright fraud, it follows that Puerto Rico is still the legitimate colony of Spain. Would she be amenable to PR’s immediate return to the Spanish Crown?

    I sure would.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
  337. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Jack D

    No one in the ghetto knows the meaning of the word “[R]egatta”?

    Female given name meaning “queen;” masculine form is Regaat.

  338. prosa123 says:

    And this gives us hope that Rand Paul is sensible and will do things to protect my beautiful, blue eyed 28 year old daughter from Pakistani Muslim sexual grooming gangs, M13 gang member killers or just Detroit and Chicago Black gang members, Willie Horton etc.

    Rand will use his world-class street fighting skills to give gangbangers thorough beatings.

  339. Dtbb says:
    @PhysicistDave

    I thought Ca. had open primaries?

  340. Hibernian says:
    @RationalExpressions

    As in Congressman and former Chicago mayoral candidate Chuy Garcia. He was so far to the left I voted for Rahm Emmanuel against him in the runoff,

  341. @Art Deco

    Agree. Beginning a national political career as a mayor is a great way to start. But this should only work if you do great things for your city and establish yourself as especially accomplished at running a city. Far from the case here.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  342. @Buffalo Joe

    Division III schools don’t offer athletic scholarships.

  343. @Colin Wright

    Ivy League schools don’t offer athletic scholarships.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  344. @Couch Scientist

    Various national leaders like Erdogan in Turkey and AMLO in Mexico and Duterte in Philippines are ex-mayors.

    Americans find it kind of unclassy in a President, but these are big jobs and probably distinguish executive ability better than being a Senator.

  345. Lot says:
    @J.Ross

    There is never “jh” in Spanish. It is 100% a misspelling.

    I imagine they pronounce it yonee or jownee.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
  346. @gregor

    Taleb is a garden-variety white-hating NEC mediocrity. Perhaps one day the tables will be turned, and there will be no mercy for a bully like him.

  347. Mr. Anon says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Since our pretense for the Spanish-American War was based on a falsehood, if not outright fraud, it follows that Puerto Rico is still the legitimate colony of Spain. Would she be amenable to PR’s immediate return to the Spanish Crown?

    I sure would.

    Ditto. Maybe they could finally repeal that phone tax they levied to pay for the war too (which tax we are still paying). I’m pretty sure we beat those dastardly dagoes – gave ’em a damned good thrashing too.

    Remember the Maine!

  348. Dtbb says:
    @Peripatetic Commenter

    I am confused. I often read in comments here that no republican ends up on the general ballot because two dems got the most primary votes? Are there that few reps?

    • Replies: @Peripatetic Commenter
  349. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Lot

    NO LOVE, NO SONG, NO MOON, LOT!

    Q: How do I pronounce Jhonen’s name

    A: The first half sounds like ‘Joe’, the second half ‘nen’ like you’d say pen. Say it with me now, Joe…Nen. Now put it all together… Jhonen. See, that was easy!

    http://www.bunnyofdoom.org/itm/faq.php

    And there are other New World Spanish departures from continental Spanish that are actually formalized by the local academy.

  350. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @PhysicistDave

    If you are not planning a career in politics, it makes sense to change your party affiliation as needed to vote in the primary most effectively, then vote how you want in the general. I have been registered as a libty, a democrat and a GOP as times and ballots changed. In Kansas though, traditionally unless you live in Wyandotte or Douglas County it’s stupid to register as a donkey.

  351. @Dtbb

    Dtbb asked me:

    I thought Ca. had open primaries?

    Basically… but not for President. The Supremacy Clause or something like that.

    Anyway, that is one more reason I feel free to change my registration — I can still vote in the primary for lower offices as I wish.

  352. BB753 says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    According to Catholic theology, Jesus is not God himself, but part of the Holy Trinity. Son of God and of men too. It’s no more blasphemous to name a Roman Catholic Jesus than callling a Roman Catholic Mary. BTW, there’s a female form of “Jesús”: “Jesusa”, or “María Jesús”. But “Jesús María” is only for boys. Go figure. So is “José María” (Aznar). Its converse is invariably female: “María José”.

  353. @Jack D

    ” They (blacks) are almost as allergic to water sports as they are to classical musical”

    Bullshit. I have had several black musician friends over the years who either played in classical ensembles or who were, as jazz musicians, fervent classical fans.

    Plus in the jazz world, amongst competent Jazz players, there is an old aphorism stating that JSBach was the first jazz musician, and there are a plethora of reasons supporting this theory.

    AJM

  354. @ScarletNumber

    ‘Ivy League schools don’t offer athletic scholarships.’

    Whatever they called it, my brother, with unremarkable academic credentials, was admitted to Cornell in 1978 and went there without paying.

  355. @Dtbb

    California now has a Jungle Primary system.

    The top two candidates move forward regardless of party, and with so much cheating by Democrats and so many illegals voting in CA, it is usually Democrats with the top two vote counts, except in heavily Republican areas.

  356. BB753 says:
    @Colin Wright

    Yeah, the Republican Party is as dead as the Soviet Communist Party, only they haven’t realised it yet. Trump should run as an independent or found his own party, the MAGA Party.

    • Replies: @Corn
  357. ‘The Democratic field now features two black contenders — Mr. Booker and Senator Kamala Harris of California…’

    Well, more like five-eighths of one black contender.

  358. Corn says:
    @BB753

    I’d call it the Nationalist Party. I agree, the Republican Party should go the way of the Whigs.

    • Agree: BB753
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