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From the Washington Post:

White man denies saying ‘Go back where you came from’

By Associated Press, July 20 at 7:48 PM

MABLETON, Ga. — A white man has admitted cursing at a pregnant black Georgia lawmaker for taking too many items into a supermarket express lane but denies telling her, “go back where you came from.”

Eric Sparkes showed up during a WSB-TV interview with Rep. Erica Thomas of Austell on Saturday, outside the Atlanta-area Publix store where the incident occurred , the station reported .

He denied making any racially charged comment, adding, “I am Cuban.”

Thomas confronted Sparkes in front of reporters and said he had “degraded and berated” her. She has told The Associated Press she notified police and will seek store video.

In a tearful Facebook video posted Friday, Thomas said she was in the express line because she is nine months pregnant and cannot stand for long. Thomas’ video went viral as the hashtag #IStandwithErica trended on Twitter.

 
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  1. anonymous[340] • Disclaimer says:

    I’m not about to dig into this. But did any of the fearless journalists ask how she managed to stand for the press conference?

  2. Thomas said she was in the express line because she is nine months pregnant and cannot stand for long.

    That would be a mitigating factor and she should have politely said that. When a woman is built like Thomas, she can’t expect someone to realize she’s pregnant.

  3. Now that’s what I call a punchy headline. Well done.

  4. Anon[294] • Disclaimer says:

    Steve, my man, you’re behind the news. She’s already “walked it back.”

    I think she started to panic when the guy told the press that he has seen the Publix surveillance video. The angry black woman persona has completely disappeared — “There’s a video?!” It has no sound, but she seems to be too stupid to know that.

    About this:

    Wow, what a rabbit hole this led me to. Very, very … “interesting” … guy, uh, woman.

  5. If he told her to get to the back of the queue – the non express one – would that have evoked Rosa Parks?

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  6. I haven’t read the ur-article, but I suppose he told her to go back to the other, non-express line from where she came over, right?

  7. Anon[294] • Disclaimer says:

    Horvath’s post is interesting:

    Of course, this is all Freudian BS, which has gone in the dumpster in light of genetic research. But the clinical descriptions are interesting. Stuff like this would be career ending and cannot currently be published.

    One of the papers he reproduces has some transgenders being schitzo. Plomin says that in the limited GWAS research done so far that depression and anxiety is a mental illness cluster, completely separate from schitzo and major depression. Most transgenders are comorbid with the depression and anxiety disorders, not schitzo. But there may be different kinds of transgender disorders, I suppose. At any rate, it’s early days on the genetic research.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  8. It must feel nice for Cameron Diaz to know that her “Cuban.” card trumps any “Racist!” card.

    • Replies: @South Texas Guy
    , @Wee duck
  9. Cliff says:

    If Trump gets the vote of every person who has been called a racist he will win in a landslide

  10. A black person who feels entitled to break the rules? Now I have heard of everything.

  11. tyrone says:

    Wait a second ,I thought black people couldn’t be racist ………paging tiny duck

  12. Thirdtwin says:
    @Harry Baldwin

    “Thomas said she was in the express line because she is nine months pregnant and cannot stand for long.”

    Yet she was able to stand around in a marathon session for the cameras, wasn’t she?

    Feets, don’t fail me now! I mean, fetus don’t fail me now!

  13. @Harry Baldwin

    “When a woman is built like Thomas, she can’t expect someone to realize she’s pregnant.”

    “When a woman is built like Thomas, she can’t expect someone to believe she’s pregnant.”

    There, fixed that for you.

    This whole thing is just one more example that demonstrates the impossibility of the Other wanting a White Societies benefits without White People practices.

    • Agree: brandybranch
  14. @Henry's Cat

    The local poorly managed Kroger (the other ones don’t have these problems) recently got rid of their express lane.

    The underlying issue was chronic understaffing/poor staff flexibility. Stores with short lines don’t have customer arguments about express lanes.

  15. He denied making any racially charged comment, adding, “I am Cuban.”

    Again, I can’t wait til this bullshit blows up. “I’m not White so I can’t be racist. I’m 1/16 Sherpa!” The others (other than black) are already learning they are bringing everyone else down by this crap. And by the way, I really don’t think any other minority pulls this type of crap. Jews let it slide (ADL condemning Trump remarks) because they think they have them under their thumb, but who knows?

  16. If she can’t stand up because she’s pregnant, why doesn’t she send her husband out to do the shopping? Wait … never mind.

  17. @PiltdownMan

    I remember reading once that Jessica Alba noted (complained?, observed?) that Diaz had more Hispanic ancestry than she did. They both have latin surnames, but Alba has dark hair and a duskier complexion than Diaz, so that played out in casting.
    Maybe it’s a function of where I grew up, but I’d take Alba over Diaz. Wouldn’t turn down Diaz either, but just sayin’.

    • Replies: @AndrewR
  18. bomag says:
    @Harry Baldwin

    I suppose she could realize that that will upset some people.

  19. These leftist fanatics and their need to get their “racism” fix are at the same level as the religious fanatics who see an image of Jesus in the toast at Waffle House.

    The difference is, this supposed to be a serious “newspaper,” not “News of the Weird.”

  20. njguy73 says:

    This could be Amazon Prime’s best marketing campaign yet.

    “Prime. Because you can’t get accused of being racist on the checkout line when you get stuff home delivered.”

    Boy, the advertising world should be thankful I’m not ambitious. I’d make my state the mecca of the field. Forget Madison Avenue. I’d turn Route 46 into the Sales Highway.

  21. Anonymous[182] • Disclaimer says:

    “Trending on Twitter”

    The most salient heuristic for relevance ever invented by mankind.

    “Yo! Socrates! Your discoursive method sh*t is TRENDING ON TWITTER”
    “Haha! Told you us hellas-blacks would finally win recognition!”

  22. http://www.house.ga.gov/Documents/Biographies/thomasErica.pdf

    Good luck reading this official hagiography. She already has one daughter, but no sign of a husband, apparently.

    • Replies: @Johnny789
  23. Kind of off topic, but it looks like British politician David Lammy has been sending racist notes to himself

    Lammy on Mastermind

    Lammy complains about the lack of police

    • Replies: @AndrewR
  24. Dr. X says:

    A white man has admitted cursing at a pregnant black Georgia lawmaker for taking too many items into a supermarket express lane… She has told The Associated Press she notified police…

    Exactly when did this become a police matter?

    Or is it simply a criminal offense now to offend any shitlib at any time… especially a black one?

  25. Those racist White Hispanics are at it again! Has George Zimmerman been contacted for comment?

  26. Tiny Duck says:

    I hop that guy gets fired from his job and run out of town

    Racism has no place in society and needs to be policed vigourludly

    When I see People of Color trying to survive I don’t harass them I understand that they live in fear and anguish everyday

    • LOL: Autochthon
  27. The Z Blog says: • Website

    Blacks with way too many items in the express lane is a feature of diversity. Here in Lagos, it is just another facet of the tax. When you live in a vibrant part of America, you quickly learn this stuff. The tax is just a part of life.

    At an intersection, blacks will wait until the light changes then saunter into the crosswalk, if they see the drivers are white. If you make the mistake of tooting the horn, you invite a squad of Shaniqua’s to harass you.

    Blacks never order from the menu at a lunch place. They dream up weird instructions so the order takes extra-long to prepare. They will also demand at least one of every free item and a separate bag for each item.

    Black entitlement never gets discussed, even in dissident circles, as most white avoid blacks when possible. I’ve often suspected that one result of the Left sacralizing blacks is that younger blacks actually believe they are a sacred class.

  28. Polynikes says:
    @Harry Baldwin

    Which brings up the question: can she not stand for long because she’s pregnant or because she’s 80lbs overweight?

    My pregnant and in-shape colleagues have no problem standing, walking, or in some cases running for periods of time all the way through their seventh or eighth month of pregnancy.

    • Replies: @Alden
  29. jb says:

    Even if it were true that he said “go back where you came from,” in what bizarro universe is that national news?

  30. anon[373] • Disclaimer says:

    More strength through diversity, from the cultural enrichment file drawer:

    A calf escapes the animal house of pain and horrors in Bloomfield, Connecticut (aka phuckallah hallah halal lah la la la certified butcher shop), so the civilized, diverse crowd employed there chase it into a Home Depot parking lot and cut its throat on the spot:

    https://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Cow-Slaughter-in-Public-Prompts-Closure-of-Bloomfield-Meat-Store-512914191.html

  31. Anonymous[356] • Disclaimer says:
    @Harry Baldwin

    Thomas said she was in the express line because she is nine months pregnant and cannot stand for long.

    That would be a mitigating factor and she should have politely said that.

    Any yet she voluntarily stands while giving a press conference out in the sun?

    What she did with the express lane still wouldn’t be fair to other shoppers, who may have their own needs. She should have gone to a store manager about her issue.

  32. Wee duck says:
    @PiltdownMan

    My favorite Latinix performer of colour. I’m not sure if they outrank my favorite African American: Charlize Theron.

  33. Abe says:

    Anyone else notice how they are now layering traditional titles and honorifics on top of their usual clown world/victimological honorifics?

    As in: Woman of color. Pregnant woman of color. Lawmaker pregnant woman of color. Sexworker lawmaker pregnant woman of color. Elder sexworker lawmaker pregnant woman of color black body prison industrial complex survivor MacArthur genius grant honoree.

  34. Anonymous[182] • Disclaimer says:

    OT: A new euphemism appears

    Europe faces ‘looming syphilis epidemic’ thanks to dating apps and reduced fear of HIV

    The spread of syphilis in Europe is intensifying due to worrying trends in human behavior, the head of the HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections and viral hepatitis program at the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), Andrew Amato-Gauci, told RT.

    Various factors play into the outbreak, such as “people having sex without condoms, multiple sexual partners and a reduced fear of acquiring HIV from condomless sex,” he said.

    According to the ECDC, “men having sex with men” (MSM) made up around two-third of the cases reported between 2007 and 2017, where sexual orientation was known. Heterosexual men constitute 23 percent of the cases, and women, 15 percent.

  35. In the Future, Everyone Will be Racist for 15 Minutes

    Only 15 minutes?! Fuck that!

    I am Cuban.

    = new get out of jail free card?

    • Agree: MrLiberty
  36. Thirdtwin says:
    @Abe

    Steve had something recently about “Critics of Color”. Very awkward. At first, I thought it was people who did not like what Ted Turner had done to old B&W movies.

  37. Slightly OT, but I was trying to google -and even Duck duck go – MLK’s rape allegations by Garrow and the top returns are all about how Garrow is irresponsible and it’s not true.Effectively memory holed. WP, NYT and Guardian. Amazing.

  38. Bubba says:

    Thomas said she was in the express line because she is nine months pregnant and cannot stand for long.

    That is what husbands are for honey – going to the store when you’re 9 months pregnant so this doesn’t happen (which is among the many other fetching duties for a husband with a pregnant wife).

    Besides, every Publix supermarket has easy access to several electric scooters for their customers at all times. If she is 9 months pregnant she should have been using one.

    I’m waiting for the NYT’s and WP to blame this on white privilege and “food deserts” for black people.

  39. Ibound1 says:

    How would this have been handled in a civilized country like Japan? No other customer would have dared say a word to someone breaking the check out line rule. The cashier however would have politely told her to use the other lane and if she refused …. she would have been arrested. All the yelling wouldn’t mean a thing except to confirm Japanese pre-conceptions and the woman would have been thrown out of the country, never allowed to return.

    And if the woman had been Japanese? Impossible. A Japanese person would never be so rude as to take more items than the line allowed.

  40. Anonymous[210] • Disclaimer says:

    I admire her husband’s commitment to heterosexuality.

    • LOL: Corn
  41. “Where you came from” could simply mean the slow aisle.

  42. In the Future, Everyone Will be Racist for 15 Minutes

    Unless he’s on Cialis. Then it could be four hours.

  43. What’s just as remarkable as the incident itself is that the Washington Post chose to cover this open air Jerry Springer show.

  44. jim jones says:

    The last time I asked a woman if she was pregnant I got a slap in the face.

    • Replies: @Autochthon
  45. Marty says:

    “White” = person from group whose birthday parties never involve shootings.

  46. lhtness says:

    And it seems that this hate hoax is already imploding: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxbH13jn3NY&ab_channel=Timcast
    Personally, I think this should have been obvious, as saying “go back where you came from” to a black woman in Georgia doesn’t make any sense.

  47. Daily Mail is making a meal of this story and stirring up shit as usual

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7268651/White-man-denies-saying-Go-came-from.html#comments

    The incident happened at Publix. All branches of Publix, as far as I know, have motorized shopping carts, so that pregnant or overweight women can sit down while they shop–if they wish.

    Publix is unusual in that its stock is only owned by the founding family and by past and present employees and board members.

    Publix hires more capable employees than most supermarkets and all their employees are trained to do several jobs, for example they can be checkout cashiers, but they will also bag groceries for other cashiers, take them out to customers’ vehicles, and operate Western Union money dispatching and lottery ticket sales.

    The managers are also very hands-on, have their photographs and names posted at the front of the stores, and can be seen stocking shelves and carrying out other mundane tasks as well as managing.

    The stores are nice and clean and well-lit and have a pleasant ambience and have a good selection of items that may not be found in other supermarkets. They have a good subs counter, and free coffee is available (however it is foul).

    The downside is that their prices are rather expensive relative to other supermarkets.

    For shorter checkout lines, legislators may wish to shop at Trader Joe’s for food packages at Publix prices, or at Aldi with lower prices and lightning-fast cashiers, but no express lanes.

    I was in an Aldi yesterday and an African-American gentleman came in and tucked 4 gallons of 4% milk under his arm–nothing else–and I let him pass in front of me at the cashier as I had a cart full of items.

    He asked how Aldi could be selling milk for $1.50 a gallon, when it was $3.50 at the Walmart across the road. The cashier patiently explained to him that they hoped that people would come in for the milk and then see other things that they would like to buy. However he was not fooled and left juggling his 4 jugs of bargain milk (Aldi does not have free bags).

    No doubt one family will be eating rice pudding all week.

    As a law-maker, one would hope that Ms. Thomas would be law-abiding, but obviously express lanes in supermarkets are for the convenience of the store, helping to bring in people who only want a few items–like perhaps a Publix sub sandwich and a drink–and don’t want to get in line behind people doing the weekly grocery shopping.

    When it suits the store, shoppers with larger carts will be called over to the express lanes.

    Walmart is increasingly switching over to automated cashier machines where you swipe the barcodes and bag the groceries yourself. (Personally I think you should get a 5% discount for doing your own checkout and bagging.) This is probably the way of the future.

    As a law-maker, Ms. Thomas might want to table legislation in her state forcing all supermarkets to have a special pregnancy checkout line where women could produce proof of pregnancy, or subject themselves to sonography to qualify for express checkout and groceries delivered to vehicle in exchange for giving their data to newborn-marketing services.

    https://www.weeklyadsale.com/aldi/

  48. @Reg Cæsar

    Everybody ‘s got something to hide except for me and my monkey

    Yep, it could – have – meant that: Slow aisle. But the citizens of Wokistan get right away now what people like you are trying to hide with such sulfuric “explanations”…

  49. ricpic says:

    Ha ha, Cubans can’t be racists, what a scream.

  50. PSR says:
    @Jonathan Mason

    where do you live that you see 4% milk? Our stores carry skim, 1%, 2% and whole.

  51. PSR says:
    @Harry Baldwin

    I have to disagree. That just encourages the belief that society’s rules don’t apply to blacks.

  52. unit472 says:

    I never get in line behind a fat negro woman at the grocery store. They will quibble over prices, decide they don’t want this or that and then struggle to pay for the groceries they do buy. Better to find a line with non elderly whites in it even if they have more groceries in their cart. Elderly white women still use checks to pay for their groceries and this slows things down too.

    • Replies: @jim jones
  53. ricpic says:
    @Jonathan Mason

    There’s no doubt that ambience is a big part of the supermarket shopping experience (to use an awkward phrase). I’ve tried to shop Aldi but found it too depressing despite the savings. Where I live there’s a chain called Wegman’s (family owned) that has such superior ambience that it’s a no brainer to shop there instead of the Tops, which is the competitor chain, with zero ambience.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  54. Mr. Anon says:
    @Jonathan Mason

    The downside is that their prices are rather expensive relative to other supermarkets.

    That isn’t a downside. That is the necessary condition for all the upsides you listed above. Perhaps one of the reasons why Publix supermarkets are staffed by friendly, helpful, and efficient people is that they pay their employees well enough to attract friendly, helpful, and efficient people.

    Americans always want everything to be bargain-basement cheap but are then amazed that the quality is poor and the help lazy, surly, and hostile.

    Within certain limits, you get what you pay for.

  55. Dan Hayes says:

    Steve,

    It all started in (and continues from) 1619!

    And the guilded few made out like proverbial bandits while the rest of us have been paying the price ever since.

    • Agree: JudgeSmails
    • Replies: @Jus' Sayin'...
  56. Good for Mr. Sparks!

    Abuse of the “10 Items or Less” line is one of my pet peeves.

    In my experience it is more of of a gender than racial thing, with women being way over represented as offenders. Both tails of the socio-economic Bell curve also offend more than the middle.

    There are only two legitimate reasons to be in the express line. One is if you are purchasing 10 or fewer items, the other is if the clerk has called you over because the line was empty.

    Ms. Thomas owes Mr Sparks and all involved an apology.

  57. She has told The Associated Press she notified police and will seek store video.

    Talk about “entitled”. There was no crime.

    • Agree: Hail, Bubba
  58. Anonymous[356] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jonathan Mason

    As a law-maker, Ms. Thomas might want to table legislation in her state forcing all supermarkets to have a special pregnancy checkout line where women could produce proof of pregnancy, or subject themselves to sonography to qualify for express checkout and groceries delivered to vehicle in exchange for giving their data to newborn-marketing services.

    Giving benefits to the pregnant is wrongheaded. We should not be incentivizing pregnancy (because of global warming) and to the extent people get pregnant anyways we should be incentivizing the pregnant to hire people to shop for them (because of job displacement by automation).

  59. Interesting that the Press calls this Cuban man white , and not a White Hispanic.

    In my experience Hispanics are typically racist and often voice their dislike of Blacks. Knowing this man was Cuban makes her story more believable. Much less likely to see a white guy curse at a black women in public.

  60. J.Ross says:

    Normally the real error here would be going to a supermarket enriched with diversity in the first place, but being that this woman is a Queen, this is probably a nice neighborhood. That would explain why the confrontation happened. In the ghetto or among potentially supportive (of the woman) bystanders, arguing about a rule would be stupid, but this Queen’s entitled and oblivious behavior would stand out in a store that was normally orderly.
    What is the thing where blacks have to walk into a store through the exit, even if there are people exiting through the exit at that time?

  61. H Abiff says:
    @Abe

    Woman of Color and Clown World

    Warden’s Columns

  62. “The key to dealing with racial discussions in the country is honesty,” Buttigieg said Saturday. “And that means honesty about how we got here. It means honesty about what we are up against.”

    In the proud tradition of politicians running for president, what Mayor Pete suggests as the solution to a problem is the exact opposite of what he means. What he means is that we have to be even more dishonest about race than we have been in the past, because we’re not yet dishonest enough.

    • Agree: HammerJack
    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
  63. OFF TOPIC

    from reference.com:

    According to the World Health Organization, 56 million people die each year, which is an average of about 153,424 people each day.

    People live longer in countries with high incomes, with 70 percent of deaths occurring in people 70 and older in these areas. By contrast, in low-income countries, 40 percent of all deaths occur in children 15 and younger, with the primary cause of death being complications that arise during childbirth. Globally, however, deaths related to childbirth have decreased over the past decade. Still, of the more than 153,000 deaths each day, 800 are related to childbirth.

  64. countenance says: • Website

    A white man has admitted cursing at a pregnant black Georgia lawmaker for taking too many items into a supermarket express lane

    So he had “one of them days” and went off.

    Ironically, that’s a stereotype about black women.

    The takeaway here is that someone other than a black woman behaved black woman-y towards a black woman, and she didn’t like it.

  65. It may be in the culture. In my experience Cubans are very deficient in giving special treatment for black people.

  66. JimDandy says:

    Man, how many times while driving have I yelled, “Get out of the goddamned street! That’s not a crosswalk!” I’m finsta end up at a press conference myself if I don’t start checking my privilege!

  67. CCZ says:

    Chronic Racism Delusion or Racial Grievance Grifters (or both)??

    • Replies: @Hail
    , @Colin Wright
  68. Anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:
    @Abe

    ESLPWOC ?

  69. Thomas said she was in the express line because she is nine months pregnant and cannot stand for long.

    Well, she had no trouble standing during the presser. Magical Pokemon Points must give you superpowers.

  70. Anonymous[265] • Disclaimer says:

    I’m race-ist 24/7.

  71. Anonymous[265] • Disclaimer says:

    Isn’t “I don’t want to go back to my own nation & people cuz I prefer to live in a white-made country” the real ‘racism’? It’s about preferring whites over your own kind.

  72. I fucking hate American snitch culture on steroids. Its not enough you have this, but the moment some one does something like save a kid from a burning car you’ve got 10,000 social media interns trying to dig up an example of bad think.

  73. J. Farmer says:

    “In a tearful Facebook video posted Friday, Thomas said she was in the express line because she is nine months pregnant and cannot stand for long.”

    But she could stand out in front of the store and hold a press conference?

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  74. Hail says: • Website
    @CCZ

    Has anyone asked Al Sharpton if it was the Andersonville Prison look he was going for with his successful diet, in honor of the emancipation of the slaves in the Civil War?

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  75. Hail says: • Website

    #HateHoax is trending on Twitter again.

  76. BB753 says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    That was my first thought! I guess I must have a weak ear for micro-aggressions!

  77. JohnnyD says:

    Everyone will also be gay.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
  78. “White man denies saying ‘Go back where you came from’”

    Wait, why does it matter if he’s white?

  79. @countenance

    Maybe she didn’t like it, but saw a great opportunity to milk it for all the publicity she could get.

    A bit of nut picking. One white guy acts like an a-hole which means all white guys are a-holes.

    There are worse cases.

    Here in Madison, a black woman running for office inadvertently parked her car in front of a drug dealer’s house while campaigning. A neighbor called the cops when he saw the car there. Politician milked it for all it was worth, even after the neighbor called to apologize and explain. Turns out he and other neighbors had called the cops a couple of dozen times on that house. He had no idea who was in the car, but she complained about racism anyway.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  80. ‘He denied making any racially charged comment, adding, “I am Cuban.”’

    Didn’t anyone point out this is a non-sequitur?

    ‘Colin Wright denied making any racially charged comment, adding, “I am left-handed.” ‘

  81. @Paleo Liberal

    ‘A bit of nut picking. One white guy acts like an a-hole which means all white guys are a-holes.’

    Why was he acting like an a-hole? Blacks behave this way all the time. Good on him for calling the negress on it.

  82. @Harry Baldwin

    “The key to dealing with racial discussions in the country is honesty,” Buttigieg said Saturday. “And that means honesty about how we got here. It means honesty about what we are up against.”

    The honest position is that the US is still suffering today from its past history as a slave state, to a huge extent, which is quite apparent when you compare the differences in US culture to its closest comparator in north America–Canada–and other former slave states.

    In fact the biggest differences between the US and Canada often come down to the history of slavery.

    Almost every aspect of politics is to do with race, even if this is not immediately apparent. For example the US being the only developed nation that lacks an affordable national health financing plan for everyone is related to white voters not wanting a plan for themselves that would be shared with the descendants of slaves.

    The right to birthright citizenship that is such an issue today with all the controversy about anchor babies is directly due to a clumsily worded constitutional amendment after the Civil War that was intended to reverse the Supreme Court ruling that no person of African descent could ever be a citizen of the United States.

    The unabridged right of civilians to carry guns stems directly from laws enacted no more than six months after the start of Haitian Revolution when it was deemed essential to be able to put together militias quickly to deal with slave rebellions. In preinternet sailboat days, this was the equivalent of an emergency response.

    At the time when Britain was ending slavery in its colonies and possessions, several southern states were busily enacting antiliteracy statutes that actually made it legally punishable to teach slaves to read and write. Now those same states are ruing the day that they created a culture of illiteracy in their African-descended populations that persists to this day.

  83. Lot says:

    I gave two 15 cent plastic bags to a black lady tourist in grocery yesterday. Where’s my twitter hero coverage?

    (Cal has long banned single use bags. I usually remember to bring the thick multiuse plastic bags, but when I forget I buy more and they pile up, so I give out my extras to others who forget.)

    • Replies: @kaganovitch
  84. A white man has admitted cursing at a pregnant black Georgia lawmaker for taking too many items into a supermarket express lane

    God bless him – it’s funny but, on a day to day basis, what bothers me more than all the ridiculous and vicious anti-white hatred and physical aggression Basketball Americans feel completely justified in expressing these days is their flagrant disregard of little rules and customs. Civilly and quietly conforming to the little rules and customs of your society and community is a bigger thing than most people may realize – and breaking those little rules and customs may contribute more to the demoralization and decay of a culture than anything passed in Congress.

    This fat, entitled cow deserved to be called out and should have just absorbed Mr. Sparkes criticism and moved on. But of course she can’t do that because, like so many Wahmuns of the Hair-Beyond-Criticisms I have dealt with in my professional life, criticisms are never met with self-reflection and personal responsibility, but are rather disregarded as solely motivated by Ray-cizm.

    Not too long ago, a young Basketball American pulled up to the park across the street from my home, parked his car, got out and lit up one of those incredibly foul and skunky joints that spoil nearly every neighborhood walk with their stench here in Marijuana-fornia. He proceeded to enjoy his doobie standing directly under a sign prohibiting smoking in the park by county ordinance. After finishing his smoke, he got back in his car and drove off (just as illegal in this state as standing in the park and downing 5 shots of Jack Daniels and then just driving off).

    And of course anyone who foolishly dared to challenge this young black body on his misbehavior would be Ray-cissssssss!

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  85. @ben tillman

    ‘Talk about “entitled”. There was no crime.’

    Well, blacks aren’t very sharp. Given that she had somehow gotten elected to office, this is about as good as it gets, too.

  86. @Jonathan Mason

    ‘At the time when Britain was ending slavery in its colonies and possessions, several southern states were busily enacting antiliteracy statutes that actually made it legally punishable to teach slaves to read and write. Now those same states are ruing the day that they created a culture of illiteracy in their African-descended populations that persists to this day.’

    ‘Creating a culture of illiteracy’ among blacks doesn’t sound like it would be too difficult.

  87. @CCZ

    I’m skeptical that woman is nine months pregnant. Seven, tops.

    In all probability, we’ve just gotten another demonstration of the inability of blacks to distinguish between truth and falsehood. Whatever their merits otherwise, you simply cannot put credence in a statement from a black.

  88. Anonymous[339] • Disclaimer says:
    @Abe

    The end goal of political correctness is to ressurect medieval concepts of hereditary nobility, albeit with privileges accorded to women and ethnic/sexual minorities instead of the descendants of military leaders was done in feudal times

    -Extremely brittle sense of personal honor: as a commoner (white male), say the wrong words or even look at a high-born funny and you’re guilty of some kind of crime (needless to say, the reverse does not apply; peasants have no honor to offend)

    -Lengthy, pretentious and ever-expanding titles to assert one’s superiority (“woman of color,” “queer woman of color,” to the point where you start to sound like a Game of Thrones character)

    -Finally, mandatory taxes exacted on the peasantry in the form of affirmative action, minority set-asides, female quotas on corporate boards etc. The common man is no longer entitled to the fruits of his own labor; he has to make sure his betters get a taste as well

  89. MrLiberty says:

    The longer I live in the Atlanta metropolitan area, the more racist I become. Maybe the fact that EVERY local news story, whether about violent crime, property crime, or even political crime involves blacks as the suspects, the victims, or typically both. We even had a local former black sheriff MURDER his black successor to the position. All of our black county commissioners are currently under SEVERAL federal investigations for corruption and the city of Atlanta “leadership” has been subject to numerous federal investigations over the past several all black administrations. Is it ME, or them?

    • Replies: @brandybranch
    , @J.Ross
  90. Thomas said she was in the express line because she is nine months pregnant and cannot stand for long.

    And besides, the rules don’t apply to her, they only apply to other people.

  91. Barbecue Becky
    Permit Patty

    Checkout Charley?

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  92. @Jonathan Mason

    “Now those same states are ruing the day that they created a culture of illiteracy in their African-descended populations that persists to this day.”

    So where is this place where blacks are good at reading that people keep implying exists?

  93. @ben tillman

    She’s a reverse Becky! She’s Beulah!

  94. @Jonathan Mason

    Now those same states are ruing the day that they created a culture of illiteracy in their African-descended populations that persists to this day.

    Your explanation would make sense if blacks weren’t pretty much the same everywhere on earth. Their own nations are corrupt and dysfunctional, with high rates of violence, and in every multi-racial society they’re at the bottom of every socio-economic measure.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  95. @countenance

    So then he’s guilty of cultural appropriation.

  96. There does seem to be a lot of racial tension these days. White people really should try and understand the difficulties that people of color face on such a regular basis. Instead of always walking around being angry at people of color, it would be better if white people showed kindness.

    Make a point to do something nice for a person of color each day. It doesn’t have to be a big thing. I mean, instead of yelling at that woman of color, the man could have smiled at her and paid for her groceries. Volunteer to cook a home made dinner for a family of color. If you see a person of color whose house needs repair or painting, then step up and do the work.

    There’s a lot that white folks can do that will ease the suffering for people of color.

    • Troll: Dan Hayes
    • Replies: @Stan Adams
    , @Jim Don Bob
  97. tsotha says:
    @Jonathan Mason

    How many generations does it take to learn to read?

    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
  98. Clyde says:
    @Jonathan Mason

    Aldi is the bomb and a semi zany fun place. Watermelons priced very low. Grass fed beef .The other day a woman called me sweetheart just for handing over a quarter for her shopping cart.

  99. guest says:

    How could this racist Cubano miss the 10 Items or Fewer or Pregnant or Black or Especially Black and Pregnant or if you’re a Black Pregnant “Lawmaker” Just Go Ahead It’s on Us sign?

  100. CCZ says:
    @Jonathan Mason

    Canada: “Twenty years ago, when a decision was made not to collect race-based data, there was simply “no appetite” among the ministers for doing so, said John Turner, chief of StatsCan’s policing services program.”

    “In two decades, race-based crime data has gone from being a taboo subject, labeled by former Toronto police chair Susan Eng as an affront to notions of equality, to what some see as a necessary tool in fighting racism.”

    Despite the lack of perpetrator statistics by race, victim and prison inmate statistics provide some details.

    Victims of crime: Aboriginal and Black people are more likely to be victims of crime. In Toronto, where Black people are 4% of the population, they account for as many as 40% of murder victims.

    Jail: “The extent to which Blacks and Aboriginals are over represented in Canadian correctional institutions is similar to that of African Americans in the United States.” Blacks are over represented in federal prisons by more than 300% vs their population. The same disparities exist in provincial jails. In Nova Scotia Blacks are 2% of the population but 14% of the jail population. Moreover, these imbalances are getting worse, not better.

    Source: The John Howard Society (public education, community service, and reform in the criminal justice area).

    • Replies: @Bigdicknick
  101. guest says:
    @ben tillman

    Yeah, of what exactly did she notify the police? “Yes, officer, playground hijinks of a suspicious nature are afoot.”

  102. @Harry Baldwin

    …in every multi-racial society they’re at the bottom of every socio-economic measure.

    They have a fair chance to rise to second-from-bottom in Australia.

  103. Clyde says:

    America at its peak. NAFTA was 14 years away.

    • Replies: @PiltdownMan
    , @Dan Hayes
  104. guest says:
    @Jonathan Mason

    Slavery wasn’t abolished in British colonies until 1833. Granted, the institution had died out in Canada earlier in the century, but still. You’re talking about a difference of 50 years or so about a practice that has been defunct in the U.S. for more than 150 years.

    Granted, there never was as large a need for slaves up North, and the black population of Canada now is probably not descended from slaves by and large. I would assume there have been many African and Caribbean immigrants since that era. And the Black Canadian population is much smaller overall. Like 3% compared to 13% in the U.S.

    Anyway, what are we even talking about? Forget Canada. Look at blacks around the world. We know what they’re like. Heck, they were much more functional in American society before the civil rights movement. That’s the real difference. Not slavery.

    • Replies: @Peripatetic Commenter
  105. @CCZ

    the coincidences just keep piling up don’t they?

  106. @guest

    Even after several measures to ban slavery in the late 19th century, the practice continued largely unabated into the early 20th century. As late as 1908, female slaves were still sold in the Ottoman Empire.

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

  107. @Lot

    Hero? That’s “White Savior” complex. Off to re-ed camp with you.

  108. @Jonathan Mason

    He asked how Aldi could be selling milk for $1.50 a gallon, when it was $3.50 at the Walmart across the road.

    You are being robbed. Local Wal Marts in West Kentucky are selling gallons of milk, whole or 2%, for $1.18. Half gallons are .71 cents. Local Krogers are selling gallons at $1.29.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  109. @Jonathan Mason

    The unabridged right of civilians to carry guns stems directly from laws enacted no more than six months after the start of Haitian Revolution

    Yes, the 2nd Amendment was enacted in Dec 1791. But it was passed by the Congress and sent to the states in Sept 1789. Two years before the Haitian Terror Uprising.

  110. @Just another serf

    “Excuse me, white boy, but I seem to have dropped my soap. Would you be so kind as to bend over and pick it up for me?”

    “Yes, of course, noble soul of color. I would be most happy to bend over for you.”

    “Call me massa, you pasty-ass cracka. And squeal like a pig.”

    “Yes, massa.”

    And then … Pete Buttigieg awoke.

    “Damn that alarm!” he spat bitterly. “I was just getting to the good part!”

  111. @Steve Sailer

    I conscientiously follow the express lane rules. Last week, though I had about 30 items, the checkout girl waved me into her express lane because no one else was there. Ten seconds later, as I was putting my items on the belt, a woman pulled up behind me with the stated ten items or less. I felt like a bad citizen.

    • Replies: @Autochthon
  112. @Jonathan Mason

    I hate and despise self check out. Every third item scanned gets “Please place item in bagging area” or “Please wait for assistance”. The machines at Safeway are terrible. The best ones are at Walmart. I always go to Tammi in the express line at Harris Teeter.

  113. @JohnnyD

    Everyone will also be gay.

    I already am. But just for Pride Month. Solidarity doncha know.

    Now I am back to identifying as a 6’9″ 285 power forward looking to get a max NBA contract.

  114. Anonymous[356] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jonathan Mason

    The honest position is that the US is still suffering today from its past history as a slave state, to a huge extent, which is quite apparent when you compare the differences in US culture to its closest comparator in north America–Canada–and other former slave states.

    What happened to the African slaves that were in Mexico?

    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
  115. Anonymous[356] • Disclaimer says:
    @Laurence Whelk

    all the ridiculous and vicious anti-white hatred and physical aggression Basketball Americans feel completely justified in expressing these days

    Such as what?

  116. @Desiderius

    Yeah, man, but don’t all the Krogers have 10 self check-out lanes that nobody uses? They are really acting stubbornly about that. Put the money into 2 more regular lines.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    , @Jim Don Bob
  117. Anonymous[356] • Disclaimer says:
    @Chris Mallory

    You are being robbed. Local Wal Marts in West Kentucky are selling gallons of milk, whole or 2%, for $1.18. Half gallons are .71 cents. Local Krogers are selling gallons at $1.29.

    Why so inexpensive?

    • Replies: @Autochthon
  118. @Just another serf

    Everyone will also be gay.

    I already am. But just for Pride Month. Solidarity doncha know.

    Now I am back to identifying as a 6’9″ 285 power forward looking to get a max NBA contract.

  119. @Jonathan Mason

    Very good description of the Publix environment, Mr. Mason. As for ALDI, they are a lean and mean machine! Sometimes there will be only 3 people in the whole store – granted it’s > half the physical size of a Publix, but I bet the average haul is way higher. Those ALDI cashiers must be on amphetamines – have you ever seen them ring up 75 items in a minute?

    Amazing and also their method of keeping the shopping buggies from wandering, and their getting customers to take out their old corrugate themselves (using it to haul out the groceries) is very smart.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  120. @J. Farmer

    50 years ago we watched “A Fistful of Dollars”. Now, we watch “A Facebook of Tears”.

    #SAD.

  121. @Achmed E. Newman

    oops, meant < 1/2 the size of a publix, but come to think of it, about one-half.

  122. @lhtness

    Perhaps he believes in repatriating blacks to Africa!

  123. @PSR

    where do you live that you see 4% milk? Our stores carry skim, 1%, 2% and whole.

    Milk in supermarkets in the US is nearly always sold ‘homogenized’, meaning that the dairies cream off as much of the cream as they think they can get away with, and ‘whole’ milk is rarely whole, unless you get nonhomogenized milk, which may be whole milk.

    The amount of cream in milk actually depends on the breed of cow as well as its age and the time of year. Some cattle breeds, like Guernsey and Jersey cows, are noted for producing high butterfat milk and are formed into dairy herds for exactly that reason. Others, like Angus, are good for beef and are rarely used as milch cows.

    As cows get older, their milk contains less cream. In the summer, when cows normally eat real grass, their milk is creamier.

    But on average, across breeds, ages, and seasons — whole milk contains roughly 3.5%-4.5% fat. In some places, with some cows, at some times, that could be as high as 6% or more.

  124. @Jonathan Mason

    I must say, it is comments like this that make me come back to iSteve!

  125. This is a learned and serious analysis. Never-the-less, I predict Warren wins in both Iowa & New Hampshire, and wraps this thing up fast.

  126. @tsotha

    How many generations does it take to learn to read?

    My father was a publisher’s representative, so his job was to tell booksellers about books. After he was finished with the samples, he would often swap them for other books that he wanted to read, so our house was full of books.

    We also had a couple of books of sermons written by my father’s great grandfather. He was not a fan of Charles Darwin and did not think his ideas would catch on.

    In addition I used to get 4 books per week from the village library, which was within dog-walking distance of home.

    My mother’s sister (my auntie) was a reading teacher in an elementary school.

    If I had grown up in a home where my parents could hardly read, and there were no books in the house, most likely I would not have suffered PTSD from reading David Copperfield at the age of 7, and would be happily illiterate today.

    Behaviors get passed on from generation to generation and it is hard to break the chain.

    • Replies: @Autochthon
  127. Dtbb says:

    “Publix, where shopping is a pleasure.”

  128. @Anonymous

    There were not many of them and they eventually blended into the general population.

  129. Johnny789 says:
    @Henry's Cat

    Whew! When does she ever find the time to eat?

  130. @Clyde

    America at its peak. NAFTA was 14 years away.

    That was from 1976.

    imho, peak America was somewhere between 1962 and 1970. This version’s from 1970.

  131. @jim jones

    Did your father teach you nothing?

  132. @Tiny Duck

    The “fear and anguish” business tears it; you’ve over-egged the pudding. I now join those others in the opinion you’re a normal person like us who makes these comments to take the piss.

    Well done, sir; give my regards to Miss McGrath at the next mixer you lot have amongst yourselves.

  133. @Harry Baldwin

    Knowing nothing else about you but this brief anecdote, any intelligent person can know you are genetically Celtic or Germanic.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Harry Baldwin
  134. @Anonymous

    Geography (more properly and specifically, in this case, comparative advantage – and, doubtless, taxes), silly geese.

    Mr. Mallory had might as well claim anyone paying more than a few dollars for an acre of land are being ripped off, since you can probably get land at those prices in parts of Kamchatka.

    Don’t ever go shopping for lobster in Maine; your heads will explode.

    (We discuss economics a lot here, but lately I wonder how many have taken a rudimentary curse in it during high school or college.)

    • Replies: @Chris Mallory
  135. @Jonathan Mason

    Literacy, in particular, is an aspect of genetic intelligence’s inextricable ties to environmental nurturing, perhaps more than any other trait, because intelligent parents of course do all they can to help their children maximise their potential in developing that intelligence.

    My one-year-old loves books; I mean he gets more excited about books than anything except his cat.

    I’ll bet many (most?) Negro and mestizo one-year-olds have literally never seen a book, or, at any rate, never held one, looked inside it, or had it read to them.

    I’m also teaching the boy to swim, but I never see any Negroes swimming with their infants. This, of course, is because of a racist plot that keeps fabulously wealthy schools full of Negroes from installing swimming pools, and the stringently enforced statutes (Jim Crow!) prohibiting poor Negroes from visiting the countless, public beaches on rivers, lakes, and the ocean available for free* to the anyone.

    “Kevin, if a big snake gives birth to a little snake, what is that little snake gonna grow up to be?”

    “A big snake?”

    He’s like, “Right. That snake gives birth to a snake. What’s that gonna grow to be?”

    And I said, “Big snake.”

    He said, “Exactly. You gotta know who your father is.”

    *Your tax dollars at work.

    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
  136. jim jones says:
    @unit472

    Elderly White women here in the UK pay with RFID cards, they just tap to pay.

  137. Dan Hayes says:
    @Jus' Sayin'...

    Jus’ Sayin’:

    In response to your query:

    In 1619 the first documented Africans arrived in the English-speaking colony of what would become Virginia.

  138. Dan Hayes says:
    @Clyde

    Clyde:

    At the time Pat Buchanan stated that the powers-that-be made a non-negotiable demand for NAFTA’s passage.

    • Replies: @Clyde
  139. Anonymous[354] • Disclaimer says:

    Bovine Erica Thomas is udderly disgusting, moo or less. Was she artificially inseminated?

  140. @Jonathan Mason

    Almost every aspect of politics is to do with race, even if this is not immediately apparent. For example the US being the only developed nation that lacks an affordable national health financing plan for everyone is related to white voters not wanting a plan for themselves that would be shared with the descendants of slaves.

    A particularly preposterous passage. Not only is the USA traditionally far more individualistic than European states, and hence more opposed to Marxism, we’re also much further now in our descent into third world status. There’s no third-world country, swamped with immigrants, that’s providing “free”medical care for everyone for the simple reason that it cannot work.

    Not only can’t it work, it won’t work and it has never worked, anywhere and at any time. People like you who see race in everything are just a minor reason why such a society is destined for the gutter.

    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
  141. Anonymous[238] • Disclaimer says:
    @Hail

    Sharpton-von-Skeletor just issued an Emaciation Proclamation.

  142. Alden says:
    @Polynikes

    180 pds overweight. I’d say between 300 and 400 depending on her height.

  143. @Achmed E. Newman

    The self-checkout stands at that Kroger are always full. Even at the better ones I’d estimate at least 70% utilization during regular hours.

    They seem to be pushing pick-up now.

  144. @Autochthon

    I’ll bet many (most?) Negro and mestizo one-year-olds have literally never seen a book, or, at any rate, never held one, looked inside it, or had it read to them.

    My point exactly. At one time many states had laws forbidding them to have books.

    I’m also teaching the boy to swim, but I never see any Negroes swimming with their infants.

    Probably depends where you live. I see them all the time at the local YMCA pool where I go with my children, and my county is only about 12% black.

    In Haiti and the Dominican Republic on summer weekends you will find swimming holes in inland rivers where scores of entire families congregate to keep cool and have fun, and there are zip lines hung from trees, diving platforms, and an array of fast food choices and cold drinks, all of which is completely impromptu on the behalf of the local populations. This is also where children learn to swim.

    When I lived in Bermuda back in the 80’s, it was the same, but the parties were at the beaches or on boats.

    • Replies: @Eric Novak
    , @Eric Novak
  145. @HammerJack

    There’s no third-world country, swamped with immigrants, that’s providing “free”medical care for everyone for the simple reason that it cannot work.

    Canada accepts more refugees annually than the United States, and it has universal health care insurance.

    The US is not “swamped” with immigrants leading to a shortage of resources, or at least not the part I live in (North Florida).

    https://qz.com/1648880/canada-resettled-the-biggest-number-of-refugees-in-2018/

    https://qz.com/1632899/trumps-tariff-threat-to-mexico-is-based-on-all-the-wrong-data/

  146. @Harry Baldwin

    “Soul food” be “specialty cuts”:
    Dat’s de feet an’ de tails an’ de guts.
    ‘Cause ol’ Massa White
    Done took de firs’ bite,
    So de Black ever lovin’ dem butts.

  147. @Autochthon

    You do realize that most of the nation is divided into regions that set minimum milk prices?

  148. Anonymous[219] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon

    Of course, this is all Freudian BS, which has gone in the dumpster in light of genetic research.

    What exactly leads you to conclude that it is BS?

  149. Anonymous[219] • Disclaimer says:
    @ricpic

    I’ve tried to shop Aldi but found it too depressing despite the savings.

    What is depressing about it?

  150. @Tiny Duck

    Now, what does IHOP have to do with this? It happened at a Publix store. Try to keep up.

  151. Anonymous[219] • Disclaimer says:
    @Autochthon

    Knowing nothing else about you but this brief anecdote, any intelligent person can know you are genetically Celtic or Germanic.

    Do the Irish tend to abide by small non-legal social rules?

    • Replies: @Autochthon
  152. @lhtness

    “saying “go back where you came from” to a black woman in Georgia doesn’t make any sense.”

    True. She isn’t great at thinking on her feet, so the latest media criticism of Trump was all that came to her mind when she made up the tale.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
  153. @PSR

    4% is the standard minimum for whole milk fat content. Look at the types of cottage cheese on display. The whole milk cottage cheese usually states “4% milkfat”.

  154. @Jonathan Mason

    You should not be using our healthcare system as an example to support your argument. It has the exact opposite function

  155. @Anonymous

    In my experience, yes; very much so. (Full disclosure: I’m Celtic, though, so I would say that, wouldn’t I?)

    Culture of Honor: The Psychology of Violence in the South is informative. Celts in the Southeastern U.S.A., as elsewhere, evolved primarily as pastoralists without large, powerful, or centralised governments, and they have seldom been hierarchical or opulent enough to put on airs (at least not on any large scale – every society will have its rich, snooty types):

    Honour-based cultures develop in response to economic precariousness and minimal governmental protection against theft of property. Herding societies often demonstrate these characteristics in that a loss of a herd represented a loss of one’s entire wealth. The Scots-Irish, descendants of Celtic herdsman, developed rural herding communities along the Appalachians and in the Southern piedmont. In this sparsely populated frontier, the state held little power to command compliance with the law, and thus, citizens created their own system of order based upon retaliation and honour. The geography and sparse population of these Southern areas furthered the culture of honour.

    Some unfamiliar with the nuances can be confused. Celts in many ways combine the truism that “an armed society is a polite society” with the idea that intentions and efforts are more important than following this or that minutiae of etiquette for its own sake. This leads to a lot of self-policing and minding of one’s manners…albeit combined with a concomitant refusal to suffer anyone’s shit with a smile. We can, I think, fairly be said to be bad at forgiveness.

    This phenomenon is why, for instance, Southerners in the U.S.A. will more readily than any other group there hold the door for another, show hospitality to a stranger, or give help to a traveler, and say “yes, sir” and “no sir” (or “ma’am”) – no “Say, pal…” there! – especially to elders and those they do not know familiarly.

    Australia has a fair amount of this kind of thing, too, as it has a fair amount of Celts in its Germanic substrate.

    Celtic culture in this regard tend to a phenomenon whereby doing everything just so, like a Japanese tea ceremony, or placing silverware appropriately, do not matter; formalities are not the point. What does matter are sincere and earnest efforts to be genuinely polite, respectful, helpful, and grateful. Celts don’t think a thing of the fellow who uses the “wrong fork” or dress immaculately, if he is making commonsense, good faith efforts to be friendly and show respect. The threadbare pants and the gauche false start with the fork before grace are both overlooked; what matters is the genuine apology and the earnest “please” and “thank you.”

    (I realise you asked specifically about the Irish, though I wrote of Celts more generally. I’ve never been to Ireland, but I’ve experience living with the Irish, and I found them to be equally keen about showing respect and minding protocols to preserve peace and social order.)

    You may find this related essay of interest.

    You’ll see why I reckon the thing to do would have been for the offender to apologise and explain herself – that would have gone a long way toward making the technical foul less egregious, and I’d wager most white, southern women would have done just that – they probably would have made done it proactively, saying something to the cashier like “I’m sorry, I realise I have more than ten items, but can I still pay here? I’m pregnant and my back hurts if I stand too long, so it would really help me out if I could avoid the long line. Do you mind?”) Here, of course, you had the Negro and the Cuban going at it: neither from the Germanic and Celtic (what others call “Northwestern European” ) cultures who demonstrate more self-policing, conscientiousness about the public good, and so on than any others on Earth.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  156. J.Ross says:
    @Jonathan Mason

    >Canada accepts lawful refugees in an above-board process
    Yeah that’s totally what’s happening here.

  157. J.Ross says:
    @MrLiberty

    I was in Atlanta briefly and observed the same thing: the evening news is story after story of blacks destroying things. But that’s to the credit of Atlanta journalists: we ought to be seeing equally depressing broadcasts in DC, Baltimore, Chicago, Detroit, etc..

    • Replies: @HammerJack
  158. @Jonathan Mason

    You’re mincing words in an attempt to obscure the point. I clearly said “immigrants” not “refugees” which is a term subject to various interpretations. And your neighborhood is even more irrelevant.

  159. @J.Ross

    Yeah, I wonder why Atlanta news editors would be more accurate than in those other cities. At any rate, what’s depicted is pretty much par for the course in your average African nation.

  160. @Achmed E. Newman

    The local Kroger has 6 self checkouts and usually just 2 or 3 manned. Kroger and Safeway are both union shops so their help is expensive.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  161. @Twodees Partain

    She isn’t great at thinking on her feet

    FIFY. She isn’t great at thinking

    • Replies: @Twodees Partain
  162. Anonymous[219] • Disclaimer says:
    @Autochthon

    Thank you for the perspective, Autochthon.

    I do wonder how to reconcile this description with the reputation the Irish have of tending to introduce a low-trust dynamic into societies. There is some anecdote about how standalone automatic newsstands are not feasible in Ireland, because the locals either don’t pay or they take all the papers. Then there is Hart-Celler.

    Perhaps there are slight differences between “the Irish” and the Scots or Scots Irish?

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    , @Anonymous
  163. @Anonymous

    There are a lot of minor cultural differences within cultures. For example, the Brits are great about lining up in an orderly fashion to get on a bus, but they tailgate like crazy in their cars. This may have something to do with buses dating back to horse-drawn Victorian ones when Britain was extremely orderly, but cars didn’t spread until the 20th Century.

    Similarly, the Japanese are very polite, unless you consider drunken public vomiting impolite.

  164. @Jim Don Bob

    True. She also sucks at making up tales.

  165. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    Not slight, and nothing to do with religious doctrine or theology.

  166. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jim Don Bob

    Most people who shop at Kroger go there because they are union and most people who don’t like unions eschew them. In areas with unionized workforces-manufacturing, LTL trucking, the railroad- those chains do well.

  167. @Jonathan Mason

    Europe had no books whatsoever at one time. Then they invented them. Books are to blacks what kryptonite is to Superman.

  168. @Jonathan Mason

    Caribbean and YMCA blacks float around and splash in shallow water. They don’t swim.

  169. @Jonathan Mason

    Blacks in Canada are criminal thugs too. Nice try.

    They were okay when they were 0.5% of the population… at 5% now they’re already intolerable…

  170. Clyde says:
    @Dan Hayes

    At the time Pat Buchanan stated that the powers-that-be made a non-negotiable demand for NAFTA’s passage.

    I wonder what that demand was. Anyway selling out America via NAFTA and WTO came after the USSR collapsed. The social contract between workers and capital was revised after this collapse.

  171. Dan Hayes says:

    Clyde:

    As stated, the demand was for NAFTA’s passage. One of the more insidious features of NAFTA was that it was foreseen beforehand that its passage would cause the collapse of Mexico’s indigenous farmers with the introduction of cheap US foodstuffs. The rest is history with the emigration of out-of-work Mexican farm workers heading North! This of course was despicable!

  172. AndrewR says:
    @South Texas Guy

    Alba is best known to me for not realizing that Spain is in Europe and for being upset that she had so many white genes, when she got her DNA test results back on TV. She’s an utter moron and anti-white to boot.

  173. AndrewR says:
    @(((They))) Live

    Lammy essentially endorsed murdering “white supremacists” recently. When the “throw milkshakes at fascists” thing was trending, he weighed in by saying he’d throw “whatever he could get his hands on.” He did not remotely imply that he would only do this in self-defense.

    I sincerely think we need to invade Britain and do what was done to the German leaders after the war. So many people need to [redacted].

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
  174. @AndrewR

    The Dindus have been dousing NYC cops with water and the cops are letting it happen, no doubt on orders from Mayor Bill.

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/nypd-doused-with-water-videos-show-water-thrown-on-nyc-cops-being-attacked-with-buckets-harlem-2019-07-23/

    This will not end well.

    • Agree: AndrewR
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