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When Tupac’s and Snoop’s first albums were out in the 1990s, Senator Kamala Harris was listening to Willie Brown postcoitally complain about how today’s young knuckleheads all like that Yap Music, which is junk compared to Cab Calloway singing “Minnie the Moocher.”

Which is true, by the way:

I’d pay to see “Two 80-Something Black Guys Shoot the Breeze” if the two were Willie Brown and Quincy Jones.

 
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  1. Who is to say the weed Kamala smoked wasn’t so dank it opened a rift in time and space allowing her to peer into the future?

    • Replies: @Mr McKenna
    One of Justin Fairfax's accusers makes a lot of noise about how she shared her story on Facebook but no one was even interested way back then. Way back before Facebook was launched.
  2. Yeah, I could see Kamala rolling over and taking a puff on Willie’s joint. Of course I have a vivid imagination.

    • Agree: Bubba
    • Replies: @James Speaks
    New meaning for the word "puff."
    , @anonymous
    Thanks for that mental image, Mr. Joe. As if getting snowed on wasn't bad enough.
    , @athEIst
    It gave her joy
  3. Why is it such a big deal that Kamala Harris used to get it on with Willie Brown? Maybe it’s a California thing. Don’t get me wrong. I despise Kamala Harris and people like her (e.g.: Obama, both Clintons, Elizabeth Warren). But I’m sure that Harris wants to screw the whole country a lot more than she ever screwed Willie Brown. Arizona has a senator who brags about being bisexual. Some congresswoman from Shitholeistan was apparently married to her brother. And Kamala Harris presumably had sex with her then-boyfriend. That makes her a paragon of virtue by today’s standards.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    Fed, For now it's consensual sex, if she sees a problem, Willie gets #MeTooed.
    , @Trevor H.
    Wasn't Willie married at the time? Granted he was gettin it on with half the women in SF, but still. Some of us old-fashioned types still look askance at this particular method of career advancement.
    , @Dr. X

    Why is it such a big deal that Kamala Harris used to get it on with Willie Brown?
     
    Because Harris whored herself to a married, egocentric, narcissistic coal-black Machiavellian twice her age -- who just so happened to be the most powerful person in California other than the governor -- to get (ahem) a "leg up" on her political career.

    Pretty much the same reason people despised Hillary for riding Bill's coattails, but with the additional factors of race and age...

    , @Gyre07
    Because the inference is that she didn't get to her present position based on actual merit. As in 'It's not who you know, it's who you blow'.
    , @bomag

    Why is it such a big deal that Kamala Harris used to get it on with Willie Brown?
     
    It was her stepping stone into the upper ranks of Cali state politics.

    Willie Brown was sleazy.
    , @Almost Missouri
    You're right. In the Current Year, sleeping your way with someone else's husband into your career isn't a big deal and won't hold her back. At most it might get Willie some momentarily uncomfortable press for a few minutes.
    , @Crawfurdmuir

    Why is it such a big deal that Kamala Harris used to get it on with Willie Brown?
     
    Why? Because she didn't get where she is in the way that ambitious feminists are supposed to do nowadays. She did it the old-fashioned way, like La Montespan or La Pompadour, as the mistress of a powerful man - a grande horizontale.

    It seems almost more quaint and amusing at this stage in our nation's descensus averno than morally reprehensible.

    , @jonathan dl
    Nothing wrong with a 60yo man hooking up with a 29yo woman. I expect to do it, too.

    What's wrong is rewarding the woman with lucrative, taxpayer-funded jobs and bypassing the normal hiring process, at the expense of other qualified candidates.
  4. Another great Calloway performance, Jumpin’ Jive, with a bonus performance by the Nicholas brothers, which Fred Astaire called the greatest ever filmed:

    https://youtube.com/watch?v=_8yGGtVKrD8

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    I met one of the Nicholas Brothers when he was pushing 90.
    , @Steve Sailer
    Cab Calloway died in 1994 at age 86. He was a star again from 1980 onward when he appeared in The Blues Brothers. He used to do corporate entertainment events in 1980s Silicon Valley.
    , @syonredux

    Among dance authorities, Eleanor Powell is considered the best female dancer to ever grace the silver screen. Not a few consider her the best dancer of either sex, like the late Fayard Nicholas, half of the famed Nicholas Brothers: “I don’t think of [Eleanor Powell] as the world’s greatest female tap dancer. I think of her as the world’s greatest dancer.”
     
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37XhIuqsWVk
    , @the one they call Desanex
    Ray Bolger was pretty great, though not handsome enough for leading-man roles. (He did get his chance in April in Paris with Doris Day):
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYR7g13HO10
    Russ Tamblyn made Gene Kelly look like a fag:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdAvEOt-l_I
    , @Anon
    Thank you it was great. The Nicholas brothers had incredible turnout and extension, more than I’ve ever seen in any dancer man or woman. Saved it in my you tube list
  5. She was actually listening to Huey Lewis and is trying to cover it up. “Tupac, for sure”. . . right.

    • Replies: @simple_pseudonymic_handle
    She went to Howard so probably not Huey Lewis.

    I looked at the top 100 songs of 1984. My money is on Prince or the Pointer Sisters.
    , @Hypnotoad666
    It seems like Kamala is worried people will think she is the one wearing blackface. Thus, she will be going out of her way to "black it up" from here on out.

    Next thing you know, she will be pulling a bottle of hot sauce out of her purse.

    She needs to get a real black person to give her some black culture lessons.
    , @Mr. Anon

    She was actually listening to Huey Lewis and is trying to cover it up. “Tupac, for sure”. . . right.
     
    She will have had been listening to Tupac up through the primaries. After she secures the nomination she will have had been listening to Huey Lewis.
    , @Thirdtwin
    "Tupac, for sure"

    For sure...she probably thinks that's his last name.
    , @Steve in Greensboro
    She was listening to P-Funk (or should have been). Here is conclusive evidence of “de superiority ob de race”. P-Funk doing Mr. Clinton’s “Flashlight” live in 1978, link below. Fidel Castro is singing harmony.

    Free your mind and your ass will follow.

    Last fall, George Clinton and P-Funk visited Fayetteville NC, a couple of hours away. I didn’t attend, but I was aware. (I should have gone. I’m sure it was a blast.)

    I was picking up vegan-Soul food at a local restaurant (for my wife – I don’t eat that stuff) and “Flashlight” came on the radio in the background. I mentioned the great one and that he was coming to the neighborhood, more or less. The young black counter gentlemen, said “I’ll be sure to tell my Dad”.

    Ooof.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkLYlrE2lPs
  6. I can’t stand listening to jive black musicians. Tupac sucks. Snoop dog is pretty cool though. He had a talented producer and he was talented himself.

    • Replies: @anonymous
    Tupac kaput.
    , @Marty T
    Doggystyle was an incredible album. Of course I was a teenager and impressionable, but today's rap is not remotely in the same ballpark.
    , @Dave Pinsen
    Imagine what Snoop could have done if he’d had a sense of irony and been able to write a melody. Maybe something like this.

    https://youtu.be/Q3C4N6p78io
  7. stop picking nits. Also,

    I’d go easy on our next Prez,

    all of you.

    names are being taken.

    • Replies: @Tiny Duck
    When we take that back we are going to clamp down on hate and see who really j it
  8. Cab Calloway – Minnie The Moocher (feat. The Blues Brothers)

  9. Can we consider it a sign of societal decline that in less than 30 years politicians have gone from lying to cover up drug use in college to lying about having used drugs in college? Does anyone believe Harris has ever smoked pot?

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    Ha! From "I never inhaled." to "No, that was not pencil shavings, it was Acapulco Gold"* in < 3 decades.

    .

    The pot smokers in high school gave this one kid a joint with pencil shavings from a sharper inside. He acted like he was high to fit in with the "cool" kids.
  10. @Buffalo Joe
    Yeah, I could see Kamala rolling over and taking a puff on Willie's joint. Of course I have a vivid imagination.

    New meaning for the word “puff.”

    • Replies: @Mr McKenna
    Sort of new. Gunnery Sgt Hartman: "ARE YOU A PETER PUFFER???"
  11. Early 90s gangster rap is still residually cool among progtards.

    The rap from 1986, not so much.

    http://www.rad-dudes.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/fat_boys_pee_wee_via_juliesegal.jpg

    • Replies: @Jenner Ickham Errican

    The rap from 1986, not so much.
     
    The best ’80s rap had booming metal riffs.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_KzgzpVzZk
  12. @Anon7
    Another great Calloway performance, Jumpin’ Jive, with a bonus performance by the Nicholas brothers, which Fred Astaire called the greatest ever filmed:

    https://youtube.com/watch?v=_8yGGtVKrD8

    I met one of the Nicholas Brothers when he was pushing 90.

    • Replies: @James Speaks
    I'll meet your one of the Nicholas Brothers with a Roosevelt Sykes and raise you one Robert. Jr. Lockwood.
    , @Foreign Expert
    I ran into Count Basie in a record store in Japan.
  13. @Harry Baldwin
    She was actually listening to Huey Lewis and is trying to cover it up. "Tupac, for sure". . . right.

    She went to Howard so probably not Huey Lewis.

    I looked at the top 100 songs of 1984. My money is on Prince or the Pointer Sisters.

    • Replies: @snorlax
    Tina Turner and Whitney Houston.
  14. @Steve Sailer
    I met one of the Nicholas Brothers when he was pushing 90.

    I’ll meet your one of the Nicholas Brothers with a Roosevelt Sykes and raise you one Robert. Jr. Lockwood.

  15. I’ve mostly lost interest in old black music. Blues is about as musically interesting as polka, only without the decency, but aging white boomers still see themselves as edgy by listening to blues in some small bar somewhere. And they’re wearing leather jackets because they rode their Harleys there. That was old 30 years ago, but it makes them feel..I don’t know, something.

    Jazz was a great synthesis, and the black contribution was monumental, but that’s all in the past and a lot of it was crap. The typically simplistic black grasp of history is displayed in this song. (No, it wasn’t history back then, but it seems their grasp of current events isn’t any better.)

    The guy who wrote the song was Willie Johnson, but not Texas slide guitar legend Blind Willie Johnson, who I actually still like. And I guess I’ll always like John Hurt, but I have little interest in much else. It’s amazing how much that old stuff loses it’s appeal when blackness becomes considerably less obscure or esoteric. (It used to be something you’d seek out, now it bombards you.)

    • Replies: @Kylie
    Totally agree. I also still like Blind Willie Johnson and I love John Hurt. Most of the rest of old black music sounds dated and limited. The only fun to be had from it is watching white hipsters scramble to genuflect to its "great artists".
  16. @Anon7
    Another great Calloway performance, Jumpin’ Jive, with a bonus performance by the Nicholas brothers, which Fred Astaire called the greatest ever filmed:

    https://youtube.com/watch?v=_8yGGtVKrD8

    Cab Calloway died in 1994 at age 86. He was a star again from 1980 onward when he appeared in The Blues Brothers. He used to do corporate entertainment events in 1980s Silicon Valley.

    • Replies: @Anon7
    The Blues Brothers was the first time I had seen a performance by Calloway. I was pretty enthused, and talked about it with one of my employees, a blue collar white guy in his sixties, who had heard Minnie the Moocher when he was a teenager. I asked him what he thought of Calloway; he said he didn’t like “all that hidey hidey ho.”
  17. Eye-rollingly condescending, but it shows that Harris still hasn’t broken out of the corporate politician mode that handicapped all of Trump’s opponents, including Hillary. This nonsense trying to look cool as a youngster and name-checking respected cool dudes just to name-check them—that’s something from a dusty old playbook to “attract the youth vote.”

    Heck, far left Jon Stewart of The Daily Show was openly making fun of the Democrats in the 2004 primaries who tried to attract the “youth vote” by inserting young slang into their speech when meeting young voters and dressing down (no ties, no suits) when at “Rock the Vote”-type events. In 2004 this was stale and see through.

    Which is glorious. Because that’s a big part of how Trump rolled his opponents.

    I’m reminded of the old , likely apocryphal line from JFK about Nixon. JFK was said to have felt bad for Nixon during the 1960, because Nixon seemed to be straining to change his personality with every campaign stop to fit the groups meeting him, while JFK (allegedly) remained the same persona everywhere. Supposedly, JFK said that Nixon must be exhausted, because he never knows which Richard Nixon he has to be next.

    This reminds me of Trump: Trump is always Trump wherever he goes. Harris just showed she’s going to change which Harris she is from stop to stop. This is shades of Hillary’s fake southern accent and her “hot sauce in her purse” nonsense that no one believed when she tried it and got her no additional votes.

    • Replies: @Hail

    from a dusty old playbook to “attract the youth vote.”
     
    I believe this is an "attract the Black vote."

    Blacks have enormous power in the Democratic primary process, way above their overall-population numbers. I think the Blacker states also tend to more often be big-prize, winner-take-all states. And remember, no more Superdelegates for the Blue-Team.

    CNN headline yesterday:


    Kamala Harris takes on questions about her 'blackness'
     
    , @ThreeCranes

    "Nixon seemed to be straining to change his personality with every campaign stop to fit the groups meeting him, while JFK (allegedly) remained the same persona everywhere."
     
    Indeed. Nixon's aides told him he needed to make an effort to lighten up and strive to project the youthful devil-may-care boyish charm which made Kennedy so attractive to the public.

    So this is what the Nixon team came up with: a photo of him taking a relaxing walk on the beach--wearing wingtips. (general text shamelessly stolen from Hunter Thompson, somewhere. Or it may have been Gary Wills', Nixon Agonistes)

    http://images.politico.com/global/2014/04/21/142104_nixon_beach_wikimedia_1160.jpg

    , @Jim Don Bob

    This is shades of Hillary’s fake southern accent and her “hot sauce in her purse” nonsense that no one believed when she tried it and got her no additional votes.
     
    This is also shades of HRC telling unforced easily checked lies such as saying she was named after Sir Edmund Hillary even though she was born 3 years before he climbed Everest. Stupid b***h.
    , @snorlax
    I'm sure Hillary's purse is well-stocked with the sauce.

    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/c8/37/df/c837df900e05b334f0c8d8bee1893933.jpg
    , @Almost Missouri

    that’s something from a dusty old playbook to “attract the youth vote.”
     
    You're correct, but it doesn't matter. 2004-style elections are history except among a rapidly diminishing rump of clueless white voters. Now it's all identity politics all the time. Harris just has to keep pretending to be black with no major f-ups and she'll be in. Already worked easily in '08 for Obama.
  18. @Barnard
    Can we consider it a sign of societal decline that in less than 30 years politicians have gone from lying to cover up drug use in college to lying about having used drugs in college? Does anyone believe Harris has ever smoked pot?

    Ha! From “I never inhaled.” to “No, that was not pencil shavings, it was Acapulco Gold”* in < 3 decades.

    .

    The pot smokers in high school gave this one kid a joint with pencil shavings from a sharper inside. He acted like he was high to fit in with the "cool" kids.

  19. @Haxo Angmark
    stop picking nits. Also,

    I'd go easy on our next Prez,

    all of you.

    names are being taken.

    When we take that back we are going to clamp down on hate and see who really j it

    • Replies: @Ron Mexico
    Stopped reading at "we."
    , @Anonymous
    "Ray Rice, he play nice!"

    Though I bet Harris makes the cut for YouTube 2019 Rewind

  20. @R.G. Camara
    Eye-rollingly condescending, but it shows that Harris still hasn't broken out of the corporate politician mode that handicapped all of Trump's opponents, including Hillary. This nonsense trying to look cool as a youngster and name-checking respected cool dudes just to name-check them---that's something from a dusty old playbook to "attract the youth vote."

    Heck, far left Jon Stewart of The Daily Show was openly making fun of the Democrats in the 2004 primaries who tried to attract the "youth vote" by inserting young slang into their speech when meeting young voters and dressing down (no ties, no suits) when at "Rock the Vote"-type events. In 2004 this was stale and see through.

    Which is glorious. Because that's a big part of how Trump rolled his opponents.

    I'm reminded of the old , likely apocryphal line from JFK about Nixon. JFK was said to have felt bad for Nixon during the 1960, because Nixon seemed to be straining to change his personality with every campaign stop to fit the groups meeting him, while JFK (allegedly) remained the same persona everywhere. Supposedly, JFK said that Nixon must be exhausted, because he never knows which Richard Nixon he has to be next.

    This reminds me of Trump: Trump is always Trump wherever he goes. Harris just showed she's going to change which Harris she is from stop to stop. This is shades of Hillary's fake southern accent and her "hot sauce in her purse" nonsense that no one believed when she tried it and got her no additional votes.

    from a dusty old playbook to “attract the youth vote.”

    I believe this is an “attract the Black vote.”

    Blacks have enormous power in the Democratic primary process, way above their overall-population numbers. I think the Blacker states also tend to more often be big-prize, winner-take-all states. And remember, no more Superdelegates for the Blue-Team.

    CNN headline yesterday:

    Kamala Harris takes on questions about her ‘blackness’

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Again, Blacks-the black underclass, which means 85% of Blacks-vote overwhelmingly the way they are instructed to by their big Men. Control the Big Men, and you control 85% of the black vote.

    And you know who controls the Black Big Men. Jesse Jackson found out when he correctly described New York by who controls New York. Jesse and Shar-Pei and the others are the Big Men because the media says they are and Blacks believe it. They are a simple folk after all.
    , @R.G. Camara
    It's both the black and youth vote, but mainly the youth vote. Younger blacks don't look back at Tupac and Snoop and the 90s with reverence and nostalgia---that's young whites, older whites, and the few intelligent older blacks . It's similar to jazz---it's the whites who by and large have been the audience for it since its heydey passed.

    Blacks listen to the hot stuff on the radio. "No sense of history" fits most black youths to a T. Young whites try to prove how "deep" they are by citing black rappers. This was a dogwhistle to them.
  21. Two theories- she got high once while listening to rap and has no idea who she was listening to, because that’s not really her music.

    Or – she started smoking all the time and still was in 91, 93 and beyond. It’s a true story, misremembered.

    • Replies: @Jim Bob Lassiter
    Reefer Man written by Andy Razaf and J. Russel Robinson and first recorded commercially by Cab Calloway for distribution by Warner Brothers.

    Razaf was son of Black Madagascar nobility and immigrated as a fetus to the US with his mother after his father was killed during a French invasion of the island in 1895. According to this paper, he was a remarkably accomplished man in multiple arenas with little formal education.

    http://archives.nypl.org/uploads/collection/pdf_finding_aid/mg35.pdf

    Robinson just seems to be a White guy who got who got involved in vaudeville, ragtime jazz and other Weimar Republic style shucking and jiving. He was a contemporary of Al Jolson.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._Russel_Robinson
    , @passive-aggressivist
    3. She's just making shit up.

    Save yourself some time. No need to analyze this stuff, like everyone here sperging about the "inconsistencies" in Jussie Smollett's obvious fantasy.
  22. @Rufio Panman Fan
    Who is to say the weed Kamala smoked wasn't so dank it opened a rift in time and space allowing her to peer into the future?

    One of Justin Fairfax’s accusers makes a lot of noise about how she shared her story on Facebook but no one was even interested way back then. Way back before Facebook was launched.

    • Replies: @Lagertha
    Inadvertently, FB is losing control over soooo many memes, news releases, brain farts, hate-speech, true facts, etc.. It is too much for FB...they can not get people to conform and agree, be "friends" anymore.
    , @Rufio Panman Fan
    Her trauma was so severe it transcended time and space. Hashtag believe women.
  23. All the black dudes I knew on the basketball team in the early 80s listened to Rick James and Parliament. Then there was a group of “whiter” blacks who listened to heavy metal, making sure they listed Hendrix as their favorite for obvious reasons. I bet Harris was in this group. Btw the p-funk blacks mocked the heavy metal blacks quite unmercifully.

    • Replies: @ATBOTL
    Very accurate. I think KH is remembering things from the early 90's as if they happened when she was in college in the mid 80's.

    Rap took a while to become the dominant music for young blacks outside of NYC. LA was early to adopt, Chicago slow. It took until the very end of the 80's for rap to become hegemonic among young blacks nation wide. 1989 is the year that rap went mainstream and stuck. I remember it well, being an early adolescent at the time. The youth style in general changed heavily that year towards the whole 90's thing -- rap, alternative rock, techno, raves, ecstasy.

    I remember going to a local street fair type thing in the spring of 1989 and seeing the new style everywhere -- really baggy jeans with big belts, nike airs with the bubbles, crew cut type hair, side burns, thin goatees on teenage boys. The 80's style was dead, no more blow dried hair, big hair, mullets, acid wash, leather jackets...on young kids in big cities anyway.

    East Coast and California cities were early on the new rap influenced youth style and it took a few years for the rest of the country to catch up. Europeans took several years longer. Remember going there as a teen in the mid 90's and laughing at their gay tight pants and faggy euro-disco music. Not like now where youth culture is totally globalized, homogenous and instantaneous.

    Possibly another anachronism from KH besides the music, smoking weed exploded in popularity in the early 90's after having been somewhat subdued the 80's. My recollection is the weed trend hit hard in the spring and summer of 1992. Not like no one was doing it before that, but that's when it become something kids wanted to advertise. We always called it weed and never pot, which is what our boomer parents said.

    Young black gang members in the South Bronx who created rap music in the early 70's listened to a lot of hard rock and early heavy metal along with funk. Young blacks where I lived mostly hated rock music by the late 80's. They were very much into rap music and afrocentrism and avoiding things that were "white." They would make fun of white music, especially heavy metal, which they seemed to see as the most ultra-white music. When did blacks stop listening to rock music? Some early Funkadelic fits into the hard rock and even metal category, but that was the early to mid 70's. Then they changed their sound to be more disco like.
  24. @Harry Baldwin
    She was actually listening to Huey Lewis and is trying to cover it up. "Tupac, for sure". . . right.

    It seems like Kamala is worried people will think she is the one wearing blackface. Thus, she will be going out of her way to “black it up” from here on out.

    Next thing you know, she will be pulling a bottle of hot sauce out of her purse.

    She needs to get a real black person to give her some black culture lessons.

    • Replies: @Mr McKenna

    Next thing you know, she will be pulling a bottle of hot sauce out of her purse.
     
    I had no idea hot pepper sauce was a Black Thing. Live and Learn!

    I just knew one of my ancestors fooled around with the slave girls. I just knew it.

    , @R.G. Camara
    Like with Barack Obama, her handlers probably tell her she comes off as too white, and thus needs to over-play the racial card. But once Barry became the front runner, blacks fell into line---blacks are always front-runners.
  25. @James Speaks
    New meaning for the word "puff."

    Sort of new. Gunnery Sgt Hartman: “ARE YOU A PETER PUFFER???”

  26. @Hypnotoad666
    It seems like Kamala is worried people will think she is the one wearing blackface. Thus, she will be going out of her way to "black it up" from here on out.

    Next thing you know, she will be pulling a bottle of hot sauce out of her purse.

    She needs to get a real black person to give her some black culture lessons.

    Next thing you know, she will be pulling a bottle of hot sauce out of her purse.

    I had no idea hot pepper sauce was a Black Thing. Live and Learn!

    I just knew one of my ancestors fooled around with the slave girls. I just knew it.

  27. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @Hail

    from a dusty old playbook to “attract the youth vote.”
     
    I believe this is an "attract the Black vote."

    Blacks have enormous power in the Democratic primary process, way above their overall-population numbers. I think the Blacker states also tend to more often be big-prize, winner-take-all states. And remember, no more Superdelegates for the Blue-Team.

    CNN headline yesterday:


    Kamala Harris takes on questions about her 'blackness'
     

    Again, Blacks-the black underclass, which means 85% of Blacks-vote overwhelmingly the way they are instructed to by their big Men. Control the Big Men, and you control 85% of the black vote.

    And you know who controls the Black Big Men. Jesse Jackson found out when he correctly described New York by who controls New York. Jesse and Shar-Pei and the others are the Big Men because the media says they are and Blacks believe it. They are a simple folk after all.

  28. @Federalist
    Why is it such a big deal that Kamala Harris used to get it on with Willie Brown? Maybe it's a California thing. Don't get me wrong. I despise Kamala Harris and people like her (e.g.: Obama, both Clintons, Elizabeth Warren). But I'm sure that Harris wants to screw the whole country a lot more than she ever screwed Willie Brown. Arizona has a senator who brags about being bisexual. Some congresswoman from Shitholeistan was apparently married to her brother. And Kamala Harris presumably had sex with her then-boyfriend. That makes her a paragon of virtue by today's standards.

    Fed, For now it’s consensual sex, if she sees a problem, Willie gets #MeTooed.

  29. @Federalist
    Why is it such a big deal that Kamala Harris used to get it on with Willie Brown? Maybe it's a California thing. Don't get me wrong. I despise Kamala Harris and people like her (e.g.: Obama, both Clintons, Elizabeth Warren). But I'm sure that Harris wants to screw the whole country a lot more than she ever screwed Willie Brown. Arizona has a senator who brags about being bisexual. Some congresswoman from Shitholeistan was apparently married to her brother. And Kamala Harris presumably had sex with her then-boyfriend. That makes her a paragon of virtue by today's standards.

    Wasn’t Willie married at the time? Granted he was gettin it on with half the women in SF, but still. Some of us old-fashioned types still look askance at this particular method of career advancement.

    • Replies: @1661er
    Willie L. Brown is still married to the same woman, unless she died since I last checked.

    They separated in 1976. I havn't check her status recently, but she must be on emeritus status at SFSU by now. Someone I worked with at J Paul Leonard took class with her.
  30. “I’d pay to see “Two 80-Something Black Guys Shoot the Breeze” if the two were Willie Brown and Quincy Jones.”

    Ask and you shall receive:

  31. Like Obama, she’s not culturally ‘black’ at all – but she has to play one on TV to get the rubes to vote for her. It will be interesting to see what share of the black vote she gets in the primaries, since a) she’s married to a white guy, b) based on Stacey Abram’s campaign, black men aren’t as solid of a vote for a black women as black women are, c) her record as a prosecutor involved locking up a lot of black people and d) Spartacus being the race as well.

    Whites are still the biggest single voting bloc on the Dem side so she can win based on their support, but I could see significant defections from black primary voters to other candidates.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    Wait until black women find out that Spartacus is either 1) gay or, more likely, 2) dating a white woman.
  32. And how long before Kamasutra Harris recalls how she was named after the first Hindu Jamaican to engage in the “fire hydrant” position at the peak of Mt Everest?

  33. In other words, Ms. Harris is about as black as Elizabeth Warren is Indian.

  34. @Federalist
    Why is it such a big deal that Kamala Harris used to get it on with Willie Brown? Maybe it's a California thing. Don't get me wrong. I despise Kamala Harris and people like her (e.g.: Obama, both Clintons, Elizabeth Warren). But I'm sure that Harris wants to screw the whole country a lot more than she ever screwed Willie Brown. Arizona has a senator who brags about being bisexual. Some congresswoman from Shitholeistan was apparently married to her brother. And Kamala Harris presumably had sex with her then-boyfriend. That makes her a paragon of virtue by today's standards.

    Why is it such a big deal that Kamala Harris used to get it on with Willie Brown?

    Because Harris whored herself to a married, egocentric, narcissistic coal-black Machiavellian twice her age — who just so happened to be the most powerful person in California other than the governor — to get (ahem) a “leg up” on her political career.

    Pretty much the same reason people despised Hillary for riding Bill’s coattails, but with the additional factors of race and age…

    • Replies: @Anon
    Not coal black but medium brown and extremely ugly. But charming and friendly. Remember the line from My Fair Lady

    “Oozing charm from every pore, he oiled his way around the floor”. That’s Willie.

    And he was legally separated from his wife in 1976 when Harris was a child.

  35. He was probably more into Motown.

  36. Willie Brown thinks Kamala and all those other dead beats can not beat President Trump:

    Willie Brown: ‘Mistress’ Kamala Harris Can’t Beat Trump

    Make no mistake, President Trump’s State of the Union address was the kickoff for his 2020 re-election campaign, and so far I’ve yet to see a Democrat who can beat him.

    Whatever you think of Willie Brown, he seems to understand politics.

    • Replies: @Redneck farmer
    When a constitutional amendment has to be passed to get you out of power, you know what you're doing.
    , @PiltdownMan
    That’s the third article from Willie Brown in two weeks expressing reservations about whether Kamala Harris has what it takes.

    He’s quite admiring of President Trump’s political skills, especially in a crowd.

  37. @R.G. Camara
    Eye-rollingly condescending, but it shows that Harris still hasn't broken out of the corporate politician mode that handicapped all of Trump's opponents, including Hillary. This nonsense trying to look cool as a youngster and name-checking respected cool dudes just to name-check them---that's something from a dusty old playbook to "attract the youth vote."

    Heck, far left Jon Stewart of The Daily Show was openly making fun of the Democrats in the 2004 primaries who tried to attract the "youth vote" by inserting young slang into their speech when meeting young voters and dressing down (no ties, no suits) when at "Rock the Vote"-type events. In 2004 this was stale and see through.

    Which is glorious. Because that's a big part of how Trump rolled his opponents.

    I'm reminded of the old , likely apocryphal line from JFK about Nixon. JFK was said to have felt bad for Nixon during the 1960, because Nixon seemed to be straining to change his personality with every campaign stop to fit the groups meeting him, while JFK (allegedly) remained the same persona everywhere. Supposedly, JFK said that Nixon must be exhausted, because he never knows which Richard Nixon he has to be next.

    This reminds me of Trump: Trump is always Trump wherever he goes. Harris just showed she's going to change which Harris she is from stop to stop. This is shades of Hillary's fake southern accent and her "hot sauce in her purse" nonsense that no one believed when she tried it and got her no additional votes.

    “Nixon seemed to be straining to change his personality with every campaign stop to fit the groups meeting him, while JFK (allegedly) remained the same persona everywhere.”

    Indeed. Nixon’s aides told him he needed to make an effort to lighten up and strive to project the youthful devil-may-care boyish charm which made Kennedy so attractive to the public.

    So this is what the Nixon team came up with: a photo of him taking a relaxing walk on the beach–wearing wingtips. (general text shamelessly stolen from Hunter Thompson, somewhere. Or it may have been Gary Wills’, Nixon Agonistes)

    • Replies: @R.G. Camara
    Nixon only lost to JFK because of Illinois, which was likely stolen from Nixon by the Chicago mob. Nixon wasn't blown out of the water, he was close all along, and he was the sitting vice-president of a popular president, and had survived the Checkers scandal, and had participated in the popular and interesting "kitchen debates" with the Soviets---- but for some reason JFK's campaign seemed to be visibly upsetting up, or maybe that was just how the Kennedy lapdog press whores have made it seem since.
    , @Jim Christian
    Contrast that with pics of Bob Kennedy jogging along the beach in Cali the morning of his primary win and late-night assassination June 5, 1968. Barefoot, shorts, sleeves rolled up, longer-hair, I'm sure the contrast would have been exploited. Bob Kennedy had the charisma all over Nixxon. Or, Nixon. Sorry. I get my Xon's mixed up.

    But the simple fact is you don't say no to a bullshit war. There is LOTS of real estate left on that green hill below the mansion at Arlington Cemetery. I'm sure every President since is reminded that "You too, can have an eternal flame and a really wacky story of your very own madman with a gun.
  38. @Paul Rise
    Two theories- she got high once while listening to rap and has no idea who she was listening to, because that's not really her music.

    Or - she started smoking all the time and still was in 91, 93 and beyond. It's a true story, misremembered.

    Reefer Man written by Andy Razaf and J. Russel Robinson and first recorded commercially by Cab Calloway for distribution by Warner Brothers.

    Razaf was son of Black Madagascar nobility and immigrated as a fetus to the US with his mother after his father was killed during a French invasion of the island in 1895. According to this paper, he was a remarkably accomplished man in multiple arenas with little formal education.

    http://archives.nypl.org/uploads/collection/pdf_finding_aid/mg35.pdf

    Robinson just seems to be a White guy who got who got involved in vaudeville, ragtime jazz and other Weimar Republic style shucking and jiving. He was a contemporary of Al Jolson.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._Russel_Robinson

  39. @Federalist
    Why is it such a big deal that Kamala Harris used to get it on with Willie Brown? Maybe it's a California thing. Don't get me wrong. I despise Kamala Harris and people like her (e.g.: Obama, both Clintons, Elizabeth Warren). But I'm sure that Harris wants to screw the whole country a lot more than she ever screwed Willie Brown. Arizona has a senator who brags about being bisexual. Some congresswoman from Shitholeistan was apparently married to her brother. And Kamala Harris presumably had sex with her then-boyfriend. That makes her a paragon of virtue by today's standards.

    Because the inference is that she didn’t get to her present position based on actual merit. As in ‘It’s not who you know, it’s who you blow’.

    • Replies: @Lagertha
    The blonde brigade will go nuclear on her. Ok, Klobachar is not a blonde, but the others are. They were all hard workers, for 30+ years...the ones that sacrificed family life, decent boyfriends who probably, treated them well (Whiskey needs to chime-in), etc. Hahaa...Tulsi is too exotic and like, one of the Polynesian good-looking girls on Gilligan's Island, she can not be a contender!!!! Duh, she is not a blonde...but she has to be deep-sixed for obvious reasons.
  40. @Hail

    from a dusty old playbook to “attract the youth vote.”
     
    I believe this is an "attract the Black vote."

    Blacks have enormous power in the Democratic primary process, way above their overall-population numbers. I think the Blacker states also tend to more often be big-prize, winner-take-all states. And remember, no more Superdelegates for the Blue-Team.

    CNN headline yesterday:


    Kamala Harris takes on questions about her 'blackness'
     

    It’s both the black and youth vote, but mainly the youth vote. Younger blacks don’t look back at Tupac and Snoop and the 90s with reverence and nostalgia—that’s young whites, older whites, and the few intelligent older blacks . It’s similar to jazz—it’s the whites who by and large have been the audience for it since its heydey passed.

    Blacks listen to the hot stuff on the radio. “No sense of history” fits most black youths to a T. Young whites try to prove how “deep” they are by citing black rappers. This was a dogwhistle to them.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    My 1998 car hit a pothole and my radio started working again after a couple of years. There's a new radio station in town for old black people who hate rap. It's great.
    , @Steve Sailer
    My 1998 car hit a pothole and my radio started working again after a couple of years. There's a new radio station in town for old black people who hate rap. It's great.
    , @snorlax
    Blacks still like older hip-hop, hence the film Straight Outta Compton being one of the biggest hits of 2015. (Blacks were enraged it didn't get nominated for and win every Oscar).

    It's more entire genres that they abandon en masse than specific artists or time periods.
  41. @Tiny Duck
    When we take that back we are going to clamp down on hate and see who really j it

    Stopped reading at “we.”

  42. @Hypnotoad666
    It seems like Kamala is worried people will think she is the one wearing blackface. Thus, she will be going out of her way to "black it up" from here on out.

    Next thing you know, she will be pulling a bottle of hot sauce out of her purse.

    She needs to get a real black person to give her some black culture lessons.

    Like with Barack Obama, her handlers probably tell her she comes off as too white, and thus needs to over-play the racial card. But once Barry became the front runner, blacks fell into line—blacks are always front-runners.

  43. @Tiny Duck
    When we take that back we are going to clamp down on hate and see who really j it

    “Ray Rice, he play nice!”

    Though I bet Harris makes the cut for YouTube 2019 Rewind

  44. @Paul Rise
    Two theories- she got high once while listening to rap and has no idea who she was listening to, because that's not really her music.

    Or - she started smoking all the time and still was in 91, 93 and beyond. It's a true story, misremembered.

    3. She’s just making shit up.

    Save yourself some time. No need to analyze this stuff, like everyone here sperging about the “inconsistencies” in Jussie Smollett’s obvious fantasy.

    • Agree: ben tillman, Jack Hanson
    • Replies: @Jack Hanson
    Thinking pointing out "gotcha!" hypocrisy does anything is one of the more annoying features of the boomer con.

    They don't care and it makes you sound whiny.
  45. @Anon7
    Another great Calloway performance, Jumpin’ Jive, with a bonus performance by the Nicholas brothers, which Fred Astaire called the greatest ever filmed:

    https://youtube.com/watch?v=_8yGGtVKrD8

    Among dance authorities, Eleanor Powell is considered the best female dancer to ever grace the silver screen. Not a few consider her the best dancer of either sex, like the late Fayard Nicholas, half of the famed Nicholas Brothers: “I don’t think of [Eleanor Powell] as the world’s greatest female tap dancer. I think of her as the world’s greatest dancer.”

    • Replies: @Peripatetic Commenter
    When I think of what Brattain, Bardeen and Shockley ushered into the world, I think:

    "Who cares about Eleanor Powell? She might as well have been Colin Powell."
    , @Anon7
    What I meant to say was that Astaire said that the Nicholas brothers routine in that clip from Stormy Weather was “the greatest dancing he had ever seen on film.”
    , @reactionry
    I can almost see this version of "Singin' in the Rain"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRYWvdgTp3Q

    in A Clockwork Orange Man Bad

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwtRpy7jrU8

    Also see the UK hit, Ginger Rogers The Red-headed Step Child
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_Pugwash

    See also People triggered by Roy Rogers Trigger
    (as in Happy [Pecker] Trails [Tracks] To You)
  46. @Federalist
    Why is it such a big deal that Kamala Harris used to get it on with Willie Brown? Maybe it's a California thing. Don't get me wrong. I despise Kamala Harris and people like her (e.g.: Obama, both Clintons, Elizabeth Warren). But I'm sure that Harris wants to screw the whole country a lot more than she ever screwed Willie Brown. Arizona has a senator who brags about being bisexual. Some congresswoman from Shitholeistan was apparently married to her brother. And Kamala Harris presumably had sex with her then-boyfriend. That makes her a paragon of virtue by today's standards.

    Why is it such a big deal that Kamala Harris used to get it on with Willie Brown?

    It was her stepping stone into the upper ranks of Cali state politics.

    Willie Brown was sleazy.

  47. @syonredux

    Among dance authorities, Eleanor Powell is considered the best female dancer to ever grace the silver screen. Not a few consider her the best dancer of either sex, like the late Fayard Nicholas, half of the famed Nicholas Brothers: “I don’t think of [Eleanor Powell] as the world’s greatest female tap dancer. I think of her as the world’s greatest dancer.”
     
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37XhIuqsWVk

    When I think of what Brattain, Bardeen and Shockley ushered into the world, I think:

    “Who cares about Eleanor Powell? She might as well have been Colin Powell.”

    • Replies: @syonredux

    “Who cares about Eleanor Powell? She might as well have been Colin Powell.”
     
    If Eleanor Powell had been Colin Powell, the world would be a better place....


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xn0-l69kzC8
  48. @Mr McKenna
    One of Justin Fairfax's accusers makes a lot of noise about how she shared her story on Facebook but no one was even interested way back then. Way back before Facebook was launched.

    Inadvertently, FB is losing control over soooo many memes, news releases, brain farts, hate-speech, true facts, etc.. It is too much for FB…they can not get people to conform and agree, be “friends” anymore.

    • Replies: @Lagertha
    which is a "good thing" https://youtu.be/wZ1bXTFFEWg
  49. @R.G. Camara
    It's both the black and youth vote, but mainly the youth vote. Younger blacks don't look back at Tupac and Snoop and the 90s with reverence and nostalgia---that's young whites, older whites, and the few intelligent older blacks . It's similar to jazz---it's the whites who by and large have been the audience for it since its heydey passed.

    Blacks listen to the hot stuff on the radio. "No sense of history" fits most black youths to a T. Young whites try to prove how "deep" they are by citing black rappers. This was a dogwhistle to them.

    My 1998 car hit a pothole and my radio started working again after a couple of years. There’s a new radio station in town for old black people who hate rap. It’s great.

  50. My father condemned Calloway for his butchering of the national anthem. I’m not sure when this happened; the only clip I could find is from after dad was gone:

    They still sing it at a school named for Calloway– but better than he did:

    Бог knows why, but this is what YouTube chose to segue to after that– not that I’m complaining!

  51. @R.G. Camara
    It's both the black and youth vote, but mainly the youth vote. Younger blacks don't look back at Tupac and Snoop and the 90s with reverence and nostalgia---that's young whites, older whites, and the few intelligent older blacks . It's similar to jazz---it's the whites who by and large have been the audience for it since its heydey passed.

    Blacks listen to the hot stuff on the radio. "No sense of history" fits most black youths to a T. Young whites try to prove how "deep" they are by citing black rappers. This was a dogwhistle to them.

    My 1998 car hit a pothole and my radio started working again after a couple of years. There’s a new radio station in town for old black people who hate rap. It’s great.

    • Replies: @Lagertha
    what about old white people? ;) I'm not sure I can stomach 'Hamilton' but, there is time, I suppose.
    , @Achmed E. Newman
    You must have hit the [PUBLISH] button at that same pothole. Anyway LOL (ran out a while back).
    , @Reg Cæsar

    My 1998 car hit a pothole and my radio started working again after a couple of years.
     
    I always wondered why Honda didn't put an odometer light in their vans of that era.

    Then I hit a deer. And found out, finally, that they did.

    (Now everybody else thinks we're both lying.)
    , @ben tillman
    Of course. I was at the nearby Long John Silver's/A&W four or five years ago, and hey were playing Motown, and some of the older black customers had a little moment of connection.
    , @Anon
    An oldies station just started up in my town, and it gave me real pause. It plays 1990s music. I'm not used to that era being seen as 'old.'
  52. @Lagertha
    Inadvertently, FB is losing control over soooo many memes, news releases, brain farts, hate-speech, true facts, etc.. It is too much for FB...they can not get people to conform and agree, be "friends" anymore.

    which is a “good thing”

    • Replies: @Stan Adams
    Fun fact: Martha Stewart’s ethnic background is 100% Polish. Her maiden name was Kostyra.
  53. @Steve Sailer
    My 1998 car hit a pothole and my radio started working again after a couple of years. There's a new radio station in town for old black people who hate rap. It's great.

    what about old white people? 😉 I’m not sure I can stomach ‘Hamilton’ but, there is time, I suppose.

    • Replies: @Rapparee
    There's a low-power AM station in my neck of the woods catering to elderly, (mostly) white folks. It's where I get my fix of Guy Mitchell, the Andrews Sisters, and Kay Kyser. The only advertisers willing to pay for air-time are shady snake-oil salesmen looking to bilk senior citizens out of their retirement money, so instead of running ads, the owner does an annual fund-raising drive to keep the station on-air- not unlike the way PBS still manages to improbably and amusingly keep The Lawrence Welk Show in regular reruns 68 years after its debut.
  54. @Steve Sailer
    My 1998 car hit a pothole and my radio started working again after a couple of years. There's a new radio station in town for old black people who hate rap. It's great.

    You must have hit the [PUBLISH] button at that same pothole. Anyway LOL (ran out a while back).

  55. I bet she brought her hot sauce with her, just like Hillary Clinton.

  56. @Gyre07
    Because the inference is that she didn't get to her present position based on actual merit. As in 'It's not who you know, it's who you blow'.

    The blonde brigade will go nuclear on her. Ok, Klobachar is not a blonde, but the others are. They were all hard workers, for 30+ years…the ones that sacrificed family life, decent boyfriends who probably, treated them well (Whiskey needs to chime-in), etc. Hahaa…Tulsi is too exotic and like, one of the Polynesian good-looking girls on Gilligan’s Island, she can not be a contender!!!! Duh, she is not a blonde…but she has to be deep-sixed for obvious reasons.

  57. “I just broke news”. Is that how it is said now? Like “I just broke wind”?

  58. @Steve Sailer
    My 1998 car hit a pothole and my radio started working again after a couple of years. There's a new radio station in town for old black people who hate rap. It's great.

    My 1998 car hit a pothole and my radio started working again after a couple of years.

    I always wondered why Honda didn’t put an odometer light in their vans of that era.

    Then I hit a deer. And found out, finally, that they did.

    (Now everybody else thinks we’re both lying.)

  59. Here’s a potential VP pick– Chynah Tyler. (Is she 34 yet?)

    What a catchy campaign slogan: Cameltoe Harris and Tyler, too.

    https://malegislature.gov/Legislators/Profile/C_T1

  60. @R.G. Camara
    Eye-rollingly condescending, but it shows that Harris still hasn't broken out of the corporate politician mode that handicapped all of Trump's opponents, including Hillary. This nonsense trying to look cool as a youngster and name-checking respected cool dudes just to name-check them---that's something from a dusty old playbook to "attract the youth vote."

    Heck, far left Jon Stewart of The Daily Show was openly making fun of the Democrats in the 2004 primaries who tried to attract the "youth vote" by inserting young slang into their speech when meeting young voters and dressing down (no ties, no suits) when at "Rock the Vote"-type events. In 2004 this was stale and see through.

    Which is glorious. Because that's a big part of how Trump rolled his opponents.

    I'm reminded of the old , likely apocryphal line from JFK about Nixon. JFK was said to have felt bad for Nixon during the 1960, because Nixon seemed to be straining to change his personality with every campaign stop to fit the groups meeting him, while JFK (allegedly) remained the same persona everywhere. Supposedly, JFK said that Nixon must be exhausted, because he never knows which Richard Nixon he has to be next.

    This reminds me of Trump: Trump is always Trump wherever he goes. Harris just showed she's going to change which Harris she is from stop to stop. This is shades of Hillary's fake southern accent and her "hot sauce in her purse" nonsense that no one believed when she tried it and got her no additional votes.

    This is shades of Hillary’s fake southern accent and her “hot sauce in her purse” nonsense that no one believed when she tried it and got her no additional votes.

    This is also shades of HRC telling unforced easily checked lies such as saying she was named after Sir Edmund Hillary even though she was born 3 years before he climbed Everest. Stupid b***h.

  61. @Peripatetic Commenter
    When I think of what Brattain, Bardeen and Shockley ushered into the world, I think:

    "Who cares about Eleanor Powell? She might as well have been Colin Powell."

    “Who cares about Eleanor Powell? She might as well have been Colin Powell.”

    If Eleanor Powell had been Colin Powell, the world would be a better place….

  62. @Arclight
    Like Obama, she's not culturally 'black' at all - but she has to play one on TV to get the rubes to vote for her. It will be interesting to see what share of the black vote she gets in the primaries, since a) she's married to a white guy, b) based on Stacey Abram's campaign, black men aren't as solid of a vote for a black women as black women are, c) her record as a prosecutor involved locking up a lot of black people and d) Spartacus being the race as well.

    Whites are still the biggest single voting bloc on the Dem side so she can win based on their support, but I could see significant defections from black primary voters to other candidates.

    Wait until black women find out that Spartacus is either 1) gay or, more likely, 2) dating a white woman.

    • Replies: @Redman
    I’ve posted on this topic in the past. I have decent information that Spartacus only dates white women.

    I was good friends with a white woman on his Newark mayoral campaign with whom he was sleeping for over a year. They could not be seen in public because he needed to protect himself from the barbs of his opponent Sharp James that he wasn’t really black.

    Booker was Wall Street’s guy back then, and James wanted to tag him as that as well. So Booker moved into a public housing facility in a bad part of Newark to show his bonafides.
    , @Chris Mallory

    Wait until black women find out that Spartacus is either 1) gay or, more likely, 2) dating a white woman.

     

    Rumor mill says he is using Rosario Dawson as his beard.
  63. @Lot
    Early 90s gangster rap is still residually cool among progtards.

    The rap from 1986, not so much.

    www.rad-dudes.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/fat_boys_pee_wee_via_juliesegal.jpg

    https://gazettereview.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/kidnplay-696x398.jpg

    The rap from 1986, not so much.

    The best ’80s rap had booming metal riffs.

  64. @Trevor H.
    Wasn't Willie married at the time? Granted he was gettin it on with half the women in SF, but still. Some of us old-fashioned types still look askance at this particular method of career advancement.

    Willie L. Brown is still married to the same woman, unless she died since I last checked.

    They separated in 1976. I havn’t check her status recently, but she must be on emeritus status at SFSU by now. Someone I worked with at J Paul Leonard took class with her.

  65. @syonredux

    Among dance authorities, Eleanor Powell is considered the best female dancer to ever grace the silver screen. Not a few consider her the best dancer of either sex, like the late Fayard Nicholas, half of the famed Nicholas Brothers: “I don’t think of [Eleanor Powell] as the world’s greatest female tap dancer. I think of her as the world’s greatest dancer.”
     
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37XhIuqsWVk

    What I meant to say was that Astaire said that the Nicholas brothers routine in that clip from Stormy Weather was “the greatest dancing he had ever seen on film.”

  66. You need to take her seriously, not literally! Hasn’t Trump taught you knuckleheads anything?

  67. @Buffalo Joe
    Yeah, I could see Kamala rolling over and taking a puff on Willie's joint. Of course I have a vivid imagination.

    Thanks for that mental image, Mr. Joe. As if getting snowed on wasn’t bad enough.

  68. @Steve Sailer
    Cab Calloway died in 1994 at age 86. He was a star again from 1980 onward when he appeared in The Blues Brothers. He used to do corporate entertainment events in 1980s Silicon Valley.

    The Blues Brothers was the first time I had seen a performance by Calloway. I was pretty enthused, and talked about it with one of my employees, a blue collar white guy in his sixties, who had heard Minnie the Moocher when he was a teenager. I asked him what he thought of Calloway; he said he didn’t like “all that hidey hidey ho.”

  69. @Kyle
    I can’t stand listening to jive black musicians. Tupac sucks. Snoop dog is pretty cool though. He had a talented producer and he was talented himself.

    Tupac kaput.

    • Replies: @YouAlmostHadItRight
    "Tupac kaput" should be "Tupac caput" – reads the same in each direction and uses the same spelling as the name.
  70. Kamala 1986 v2 – “Native Terror” WWE Entrance Theme

  71. @Lagertha
    what about old white people? ;) I'm not sure I can stomach 'Hamilton' but, there is time, I suppose.

    There’s a low-power AM station in my neck of the woods catering to elderly, (mostly) white folks. It’s where I get my fix of Guy Mitchell, the Andrews Sisters, and Kay Kyser. The only advertisers willing to pay for air-time are shady snake-oil salesmen looking to bilk senior citizens out of their retirement money, so instead of running ads, the owner does an annual fund-raising drive to keep the station on-air- not unlike the way PBS still manages to improbably and amusingly keep The Lawrence Welk Show in regular reruns 68 years after its debut.

    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
    I've been listening to "40's Junction" on Sirius. Some of it's hard to take--the Andrews Sisters and Bing Crosby--but the Artie Shaw and Duke Ellington stuff is great.
  72. @ThreeCranes

    "Nixon seemed to be straining to change his personality with every campaign stop to fit the groups meeting him, while JFK (allegedly) remained the same persona everywhere."
     
    Indeed. Nixon's aides told him he needed to make an effort to lighten up and strive to project the youthful devil-may-care boyish charm which made Kennedy so attractive to the public.

    So this is what the Nixon team came up with: a photo of him taking a relaxing walk on the beach--wearing wingtips. (general text shamelessly stolen from Hunter Thompson, somewhere. Or it may have been Gary Wills', Nixon Agonistes)

    http://images.politico.com/global/2014/04/21/142104_nixon_beach_wikimedia_1160.jpg

    Nixon only lost to JFK because of Illinois, which was likely stolen from Nixon by the Chicago mob. Nixon wasn’t blown out of the water, he was close all along, and he was the sitting vice-president of a popular president, and had survived the Checkers scandal, and had participated in the popular and interesting “kitchen debates” with the Soviets—- but for some reason JFK’s campaign seemed to be visibly upsetting up, or maybe that was just how the Kennedy lapdog press whores have made it seem since.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    The Chicago mob got JFK the Illinois nomination, he put Bobby in as AG, and Bobby promptly went after them with a vengeance. Just one of many people who had reason to want JFK out of there, them, the Cubans in Florida, the CIA, Joe D.....endless is the list.
    , @snorlax
    Illinois and Texas (which was stolen by LBJ's machine).
  73. So, Karamel Harris is part Brahmin, part Reggae Sunsplash.

    I’m surprised no one here yet has started calling her the Hindu Dindu.

    Also, she’s a fair body double for Pam Grier in “Jackie Brown.” And Samuel Jackson in that movie could be Willie in a pinch.

    Meme makers, collect your screen shots.

  74. Kamala so down.

    • Replies: @william munny
    This reminds me of Obama releasing his iTunes playlists that included Kendrick Lamar and other young rappers he never listens to but his daughters tell him to put on the list.
  75. Kamala Harris, Willie Brown
    and at least a hundred million others:

    Many a Moocher

  76. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @R.G. Camara
    Nixon only lost to JFK because of Illinois, which was likely stolen from Nixon by the Chicago mob. Nixon wasn't blown out of the water, he was close all along, and he was the sitting vice-president of a popular president, and had survived the Checkers scandal, and had participated in the popular and interesting "kitchen debates" with the Soviets---- but for some reason JFK's campaign seemed to be visibly upsetting up, or maybe that was just how the Kennedy lapdog press whores have made it seem since.

    The Chicago mob got JFK the Illinois nomination, he put Bobby in as AG, and Bobby promptly went after them with a vengeance. Just one of many people who had reason to want JFK out of there, them, the Cubans in Florida, the CIA, Joe D…..endless is the list.

    • Replies: @R.G. Camara
    Yawn. All presidents make a lot of enemies, many of them tough and violent. Every single president has had various nefarious and bad dudes who had reason to want them dead. But until you got something besides that, your Oswald Denialism has all the believably of the Trump-Russia Hoax the Deep State is still peddling.
  77. Tupac’s first album came out in 1991.
    Snoop’s first album came out in 1993.

    My immediate reaction was, “She can’t be that young.” And was there a white person (I know Harris isn’t white) who finished college in 1986 who ever listened to Tupac or Snoop Dogg?

    • Replies: @Anon
    I went to college about that time, and if you were a 'cool white' who listened to current black music, you listened to reggae. Boy, did I ever hate the stuff. It was incredibly boring, but every 'enlightened' white guy who smoked weed worshipped the stuff, exactly the way 1960s white guys worshipped the blues. The blues bored me to death, too. This is something that repeats every decade, white guys falling in love with lousy black music.
  78. Here’s the snippet where Kamala is asked about what music she listens/listened to:

  79. Anon[402] • Disclaimer says:

    Harris is trying to ghettoize herself. I was reading remarks on a Democratic board, and the minorities on it frankly didn’t like her. One guy said the problem was, “She’s a cop.” She’s put black men in jail. Harris is doing her utmost to try to say, yes, I’m as ghetto as you, and she’s failing.

    There’s also another story going around that’s ruining her reputation on the left. Harris brought charges against a single homeless mother for a truant kid, and the mother was working two jobs to make ends meet. All the leftists I’m coming across are appalled when they hear this story. There’s video of Harris bragging about it.

    Harris’ problem is that the more the left learn about her, the more they back away from her. They’re beginning to develop a real dislike for her. Harris just has too many things in her past that can be used against her.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    In the end, if Blacks are told to vote for her, they will. A few won't, and a few more will just not vote, but generally blacks will always vote the way they are told to. Black churches routinely had out lists of "who you suppose to vote for" and they get followed.

    Consider the case of Alvin Greene:

    Alvin Greene
    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Born Alvin Michael Greene

    August 30, 1977 (age 41)
    Florence, South Carolina, U.S.


    Alvin Michael Greene (born August 30, 1977) is an American political candidate from the state of South Carolina. He was the Democratic Party's nominee in the 2010 United States Senate election in South Carolina. He was defeated by incumbent Republican Sen. Jim DeMint by a margin of 61.46% to 27.65%, with most of the remaining votes going to Green Party candidate and environmental activist Tom Clements.[1] He was the first African-American to be nominated for U.S. Senate by a major party in South Carolina.[2][3] In the general election, Greene faced DeMint, Green Party candidate Tom Clements and write-in candidates Nathalie Dupree[4] and Mazie Ferguson.[5] Greene won the Democratic primary race against candidate Vic Rawl[6] on June 8, 2010, with 59% of the vote, despite very limited campaigning and campaign spending, and having no website and no yard signs.[7] The executive committee of the South Carolina Democratic Party voted 55 to 10 to reject Rawl's request for a new Senate primary after questions were raised about Greene's surprise victory.

    Greene graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2000 with a degree in political science.[10] He is a United States military veteran who served in the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force before receiving an involuntary honorable discharge in 2009. At the time of his Senate campaign, Greene was unemployed and living with and caring for his father[11] in Manning.[12] On August 13, 2010, it was announced that he had been indicted on criminal charges of showing pornographic pictures to an 18-year-old female college student.
     
    What happened is that Greene's name got put on The List either by mistake or by some underhanded agent (doubtful because the GOP doesn't have the street smarts to pull it off).
    He got almost all the black vote in the primary.
  80. @Steve Sailer
    My 1998 car hit a pothole and my radio started working again after a couple of years. There's a new radio station in town for old black people who hate rap. It's great.

    Of course. I was at the nearby Long John Silver’s/A&W four or five years ago, and hey were playing Motown, and some of the older black customers had a little moment of connection.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    >little moment of connection
    So he sang out loud?
  81. @syonredux

    Among dance authorities, Eleanor Powell is considered the best female dancer to ever grace the silver screen. Not a few consider her the best dancer of either sex, like the late Fayard Nicholas, half of the famed Nicholas Brothers: “I don’t think of [Eleanor Powell] as the world’s greatest female tap dancer. I think of her as the world’s greatest dancer.”
     
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37XhIuqsWVk

    I can almost see this version of “Singin’ in the Rain”

    in A Clockwork Orange Man Bad

    Also see the UK hit, Ginger Rogers The Red-headed Step Child
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_Pugwash

    See also People triggered by Roy Rogers Trigger
    (as in Happy [Pecker] Trails [Tracks] To You)

  82. @Steve Sailer
    My 1998 car hit a pothole and my radio started working again after a couple of years. There's a new radio station in town for old black people who hate rap. It's great.

    An oldies station just started up in my town, and it gave me real pause. It plays 1990s music. I’m not used to that era being seen as ‘old.’

    • Replies: @anon
    It plays 1990s music. I’m not used to that era being seen as ‘old.’

    "Smells Like Teen Spirit" came out roughly twenty-seven years ago, in late 1991.

    You know what came out 27 years before that? The "Meet The Beatles" album.
    , @Redneck farmer
    The local college station plays early-mid 80s on the oldies weekend, now.
    , @Hibernian
    In the mid 70s at my college there were dances with late 50s early 60s music.
    , @MEH 0910
    Coral Sitar From Troubled Spirits episode from Space 1999
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWFhsqg9NPg
  83. Well, that’s it for Kamala now that Elizabeth “Fauxcahontas” Warren has upstaged her!

    https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/warren-makes-surprise-appearance-luncheon-honoring-native-american-women-n970731

    • Replies: @Pericles
    Lol, maybe she can double down on her bona fides by doing a Howard Dean scream next?
  84. @Anonymous
    The Chicago mob got JFK the Illinois nomination, he put Bobby in as AG, and Bobby promptly went after them with a vengeance. Just one of many people who had reason to want JFK out of there, them, the Cubans in Florida, the CIA, Joe D.....endless is the list.

    Yawn. All presidents make a lot of enemies, many of them tough and violent. Every single president has had various nefarious and bad dudes who had reason to want them dead. But until you got something besides that, your Oswald Denialism has all the believably of the Trump-Russia Hoax the Deep State is still peddling.

    • Replies: @Sean
    JJ Angleton's relations with Mossad were extremely close and they put an agent in Havana for him. Angleton may have been a one time homosexual lover of Soviet spy Kim Phiby. Anyway, Angleton wrote a memo about how an American could without needing a visa go to Mexico and the the Cuban Consulate in Mexico City and get a visa for travel to Cuban without the any trace of his activites being known to the FBI. This is exactly what Oswald did not long after. Angleton was one of only 5 people aware there was a plan for the CIA to send fake defectors to the USSR. Another was Bill Harvey.

    When told to cease operating unauthorized CIA covert teams in Cuba Bill Harvey roared obscenities in RFK face about how him and his brother had let Cuba establish a tight police state and made overthrow of Castro impossible. Harvey (who was prone to pointing a loaded gun at the head of CIA men he disagreed with) had come away from his time in the FBI furious at how the Elizabeth Bentley revelations had no real consequences for the implicated, because people from the elite were untouchable even if known Soviet agents. He knew some of the OSS Wasps had been spying for the USSR. Harvey established total control over the CIA's contacts with the Mafia, intended to get rid of Castro. He was a rough character and had contempt for the CIA leadership of the time, many of who were heirs to substantial family fortunes. The Kennedys thought Harvey had been removed from covert action (ie assassination) department, but in fact he continued to be involved.

    Although it is sometimes said that Harvey became an enemy of Kim Philby only after a inebriated party at Philby's house during which Guy Burgess drew an obscene caricature of Harvey wife , there is evidence that Harvey suspected Philby of being a Soviet agent in 1949, 2 years before the party incident. If there was a conspiracy to kill JFK it was it was Harvey's doing. He had subordinates trained and willing to commit murders answering to him, so he conceivably wielded enough power to have his closest minions assassinate Kennedy. It is very far from likely there was a conspiracy, but if there was it would have needed a tight little group that had worked together before. The curse of conspiracies is the consideration that they might do the heavy lifting only to have a minority within the conspiracy can turn on the original group for a variety of reasons. The force of one unified will does not have that problem.
    , @J.Ross
    Your certainty is wrong. What enemy did Gerald Ford make? A nut-job brainwashed cultist, who would have attacked anybody in that position and had nothing specifically against Ford. The Kennedies really did do everything they could to anger the most dangerous people in the world: Soviet hard-liners who honestly wanted a nuclear war, Israelis who were old enough to remember assassinating inconvenient British generals. If anything the Chicago mob was the least dangerous player. Furthermore, that commenter (whose name I did not catch) did not assert a theory or candidate.
  85. I was going to say that she could, theoretically, have been listening to Digital Underground, for which Tupac Shakur was a bit player for a time. But then I looked, and they formed in 1987, so no.

    But you know what she could do, though. She could say that she was so hip in 1986 that she had underground tapes of Tupac and Snoop, and she was listening to them. She was into them before the rest of the world had even heard of them! That’s how hip she was.

    Which would be stupid, and everyone with half a brain would know it was a lie. But it would serve the purpose of making herself look hip to the crowd of people who are likely to vote for her anyway, and make the Old White Males who were doubting her look bad.

    • Replies: @Pericles

    But you know what she could do, though. She could say that she was so hip in 1986 that she had underground tapes of Tupac and Snoop, and she was listening to them.

     

    Both Snoop and Tupac were then about 15 years old.

    She was into them before the rest of the world had even heard of them! That’s how hip she was.

     

    Deep underground! I hope this is where she's headed.
  86. @Rapparee
    There's a low-power AM station in my neck of the woods catering to elderly, (mostly) white folks. It's where I get my fix of Guy Mitchell, the Andrews Sisters, and Kay Kyser. The only advertisers willing to pay for air-time are shady snake-oil salesmen looking to bilk senior citizens out of their retirement money, so instead of running ads, the owner does an annual fund-raising drive to keep the station on-air- not unlike the way PBS still manages to improbably and amusingly keep The Lawrence Welk Show in regular reruns 68 years after its debut.

    I’ve been listening to “40’s Junction” on Sirius. Some of it’s hard to take–the Andrews Sisters and Bing Crosby–but the Artie Shaw and Duke Ellington stuff is great.

  87. @Anon
    An oldies station just started up in my town, and it gave me real pause. It plays 1990s music. I'm not used to that era being seen as 'old.'

    It plays 1990s music. I’m not used to that era being seen as ‘old.’

    “Smells Like Teen Spirit” came out roughly twenty-seven years ago, in late 1991.

    You know what came out 27 years before that? The “Meet The Beatles” album.

    • Replies: @Stan Adams
    Yeah, it’s been a while. Kurt Cobain’s 25th deathday is coming up in April.

    Most of the kids in this year’s high-school graduating class were in diapers on 9/11. Most of the kids in next year’s class were in their mothers’ wombs.
    , @Hail
    What will be the most popular music/song(s) of Feb. 2046? (Current Year plus 27)
  88. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon
    Harris is trying to ghettoize herself. I was reading remarks on a Democratic board, and the minorities on it frankly didn't like her. One guy said the problem was, "She's a cop." She's put black men in jail. Harris is doing her utmost to try to say, yes, I'm as ghetto as you, and she's failing.

    There's also another story going around that's ruining her reputation on the left. Harris brought charges against a single homeless mother for a truant kid, and the mother was working two jobs to make ends meet. All the leftists I'm coming across are appalled when they hear this story. There's video of Harris bragging about it.

    Harris' problem is that the more the left learn about her, the more they back away from her. They're beginning to develop a real dislike for her. Harris just has too many things in her past that can be used against her.

    In the end, if Blacks are told to vote for her, they will. A few won’t, and a few more will just not vote, but generally blacks will always vote the way they are told to. Black churches routinely had out lists of “who you suppose to vote for” and they get followed.

    Consider the case of Alvin Greene:

    Alvin Greene
    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Born Alvin Michael Greene

    August 30, 1977 (age 41)
    Florence, South Carolina, U.S.

    Alvin Michael Greene (born August 30, 1977) is an American political candidate from the state of South Carolina. He was the Democratic Party’s nominee in the 2010 United States Senate election in South Carolina. He was defeated by incumbent Republican Sen. Jim DeMint by a margin of 61.46% to 27.65%, with most of the remaining votes going to Green Party candidate and environmental activist Tom Clements.[1] He was the first African-American to be nominated for U.S. Senate by a major party in South Carolina.[2][3] In the general election, Greene faced DeMint, Green Party candidate Tom Clements and write-in candidates Nathalie Dupree[4] and Mazie Ferguson.[5] Greene won the Democratic primary race against candidate Vic Rawl[6] on June 8, 2010, with 59% of the vote, despite very limited campaigning and campaign spending, and having no website and no yard signs.[7] The executive committee of the South Carolina Democratic Party voted 55 to 10 to reject Rawl’s request for a new Senate primary after questions were raised about Greene’s surprise victory.

    Greene graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2000 with a degree in political science.[10] He is a United States military veteran who served in the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force before receiving an involuntary honorable discharge in 2009. At the time of his Senate campaign, Greene was unemployed and living with and caring for his father[11] in Manning.[12] On August 13, 2010, it was announced that he had been indicted on criminal charges of showing pornographic pictures to an 18-year-old female college student.

    What happened is that Greene’s name got put on The List either by mistake or by some underhanded agent (doubtful because the GOP doesn’t have the street smarts to pull it off).
    He got almost all the black vote in the primary.

    • Replies: @snorlax
    They probably thought he was Al Green of "Let's Stay Together" and "Take Me to the River" fame.
  89. @Kyle
    I can’t stand listening to jive black musicians. Tupac sucks. Snoop dog is pretty cool though. He had a talented producer and he was talented himself.

    Doggystyle was an incredible album. Of course I was a teenager and impressionable, but today’s rap is not remotely in the same ballpark.

  90. Anon[402] • Disclaimer says:
    @ben tillman

    Tupac's first album came out in 1991.
    Snoop's first album came out in 1993.
     
    My immediate reaction was, "She can't be that young." And was there a white person (I know Harris isn't white) who finished college in 1986 who ever listened to Tupac or Snoop Dogg?

    I went to college about that time, and if you were a ‘cool white’ who listened to current black music, you listened to reggae. Boy, did I ever hate the stuff. It was incredibly boring, but every ‘enlightened’ white guy who smoked weed worshipped the stuff, exactly the way 1960s white guys worshipped the blues. The blues bored me to death, too. This is something that repeats every decade, white guys falling in love with lousy black music.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Big Little Miss Muffett states in her autobio that of all the punk bands in London everyone in them listened mainly or exclusively to reggae, when not playing their own music.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dpw9wv7kzDQ

    The Rolling Stones also had a huge infatuation with reggae for about two albums. That was at about the same time. The Stones were cosseted millionaires whereas the punks were generally flat broke.

    I never understood how anyone could get into reggae/rasta culture after getting a whiff of an actual Rasta. They generally smelled really bad, a mix of pot smoke, BO and shit.
  91. Yes, half-Tamil half-Jamaican Kamala knows what it is like to live the authentic African American life. Then again, she slept with Willie Brown, so maybe she does know what it is like.

  92. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon
    I went to college about that time, and if you were a 'cool white' who listened to current black music, you listened to reggae. Boy, did I ever hate the stuff. It was incredibly boring, but every 'enlightened' white guy who smoked weed worshipped the stuff, exactly the way 1960s white guys worshipped the blues. The blues bored me to death, too. This is something that repeats every decade, white guys falling in love with lousy black music.

    Big Little Miss Muffett states in her autobio that of all the punk bands in London everyone in them listened mainly or exclusively to reggae, when not playing their own music.

    The Rolling Stones also had a huge infatuation with reggae for about two albums. That was at about the same time. The Stones were cosseted millionaires whereas the punks were generally flat broke.

    I never understood how anyone could get into reggae/rasta culture after getting a whiff of an actual Rasta. They generally smelled really bad, a mix of pot smoke, BO and shit.

    • Replies: @Cortes
    A musician friend (who would do better as a stand-up comedian) runs a weekly reggae night in a local pub. The place is very busy with aged white middle class people on those nights. Sad.

    Then again, I like Jackie Mittoo:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Qr2tpnl7i4Y

    But not in the company of geezers trying to still be cool (and failing miserably).

    , @Redneck farmer
    Listen to "Safe European Home" by The Clash.
  93. @ben tillman
    Of course. I was at the nearby Long John Silver's/A&W four or five years ago, and hey were playing Motown, and some of the older black customers had a little moment of connection.

    >little moment of connection
    So he sang out loud?

  94. @R.G. Camara
    Yawn. All presidents make a lot of enemies, many of them tough and violent. Every single president has had various nefarious and bad dudes who had reason to want them dead. But until you got something besides that, your Oswald Denialism has all the believably of the Trump-Russia Hoax the Deep State is still peddling.

    JJ Angleton’s relations with Mossad were extremely close and they put an agent in Havana for him. Angleton may have been a one time homosexual lover of Soviet spy Kim Phiby. Anyway, Angleton wrote a memo about how an American could without needing a visa go to Mexico and the the Cuban Consulate in Mexico City and get a visa for travel to Cuban without the any trace of his activites being known to the FBI. This is exactly what Oswald did not long after. Angleton was one of only 5 people aware there was a plan for the CIA to send fake defectors to the USSR. Another was Bill Harvey.

    When told to cease operating unauthorized CIA covert teams in Cuba Bill Harvey roared obscenities in RFK face about how him and his brother had let Cuba establish a tight police state and made overthrow of Castro impossible. Harvey (who was prone to pointing a loaded gun at the head of CIA men he disagreed with) had come away from his time in the FBI furious at how the Elizabeth Bentley revelations had no real consequences for the implicated, because people from the elite were untouchable even if known Soviet agents. He knew some of the OSS Wasps had been spying for the USSR. Harvey established total control over the CIA’s contacts with the Mafia, intended to get rid of Castro. He was a rough character and had contempt for the CIA leadership of the time, many of who were heirs to substantial family fortunes. The Kennedys thought Harvey had been removed from covert action (ie assassination) department, but in fact he continued to be involved.

    Although it is sometimes said that Harvey became an enemy of Kim Philby only after a inebriated party at Philby’s house during which Guy Burgess drew an obscene caricature of Harvey wife , there is evidence that Harvey suspected Philby of being a Soviet agent in 1949, 2 years before the party incident. If there was a conspiracy to kill JFK it was it was Harvey’s doing. He had subordinates trained and willing to commit murders answering to him, so he conceivably wielded enough power to have his closest minions assassinate Kennedy. It is very far from likely there was a conspiracy, but if there was it would have needed a tight little group that had worked together before. The curse of conspiracies is the consideration that they might do the heavy lifting only to have a minority within the conspiracy can turn on the original group for a variety of reasons. The force of one unified will does not have that problem.

  95. @Harry Baldwin
    She was actually listening to Huey Lewis and is trying to cover it up. "Tupac, for sure". . . right.

    She was actually listening to Huey Lewis and is trying to cover it up. “Tupac, for sure”. . . right.

    She will have had been listening to Tupac up through the primaries. After she secures the nomination she will have had been listening to Huey Lewis.

  96. @Bragadocious
    All the black dudes I knew on the basketball team in the early 80s listened to Rick James and Parliament. Then there was a group of "whiter" blacks who listened to heavy metal, making sure they listed Hendrix as their favorite for obvious reasons. I bet Harris was in this group. Btw the p-funk blacks mocked the heavy metal blacks quite unmercifully.

    Very accurate. I think KH is remembering things from the early 90’s as if they happened when she was in college in the mid 80’s.

    Rap took a while to become the dominant music for young blacks outside of NYC. LA was early to adopt, Chicago slow. It took until the very end of the 80’s for rap to become hegemonic among young blacks nation wide. 1989 is the year that rap went mainstream and stuck. I remember it well, being an early adolescent at the time. The youth style in general changed heavily that year towards the whole 90’s thing — rap, alternative rock, techno, raves, ecstasy.

    I remember going to a local street fair type thing in the spring of 1989 and seeing the new style everywhere — really baggy jeans with big belts, nike airs with the bubbles, crew cut type hair, side burns, thin goatees on teenage boys. The 80’s style was dead, no more blow dried hair, big hair, mullets, acid wash, leather jackets…on young kids in big cities anyway.

    East Coast and California cities were early on the new rap influenced youth style and it took a few years for the rest of the country to catch up. Europeans took several years longer. Remember going there as a teen in the mid 90’s and laughing at their gay tight pants and faggy euro-disco music. Not like now where youth culture is totally globalized, homogenous and instantaneous.

    Possibly another anachronism from KH besides the music, smoking weed exploded in popularity in the early 90’s after having been somewhat subdued the 80’s. My recollection is the weed trend hit hard in the spring and summer of 1992. Not like no one was doing it before that, but that’s when it become something kids wanted to advertise. We always called it weed and never pot, which is what our boomer parents said.

    Young black gang members in the South Bronx who created rap music in the early 70’s listened to a lot of hard rock and early heavy metal along with funk. Young blacks where I lived mostly hated rock music by the late 80’s. They were very much into rap music and afrocentrism and avoiding things that were “white.” They would make fun of white music, especially heavy metal, which they seemed to see as the most ultra-white music. When did blacks stop listening to rock music? Some early Funkadelic fits into the hard rock and even metal category, but that was the early to mid 70’s. Then they changed their sound to be more disco like.

    • Replies: @Pericles
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4B_UYYPb-Gk
  97. @R.G. Camara
    Yawn. All presidents make a lot of enemies, many of them tough and violent. Every single president has had various nefarious and bad dudes who had reason to want them dead. But until you got something besides that, your Oswald Denialism has all the believably of the Trump-Russia Hoax the Deep State is still peddling.

    Your certainty is wrong. What enemy did Gerald Ford make? A nut-job brainwashed cultist, who would have attacked anybody in that position and had nothing specifically against Ford. The Kennedies really did do everything they could to anger the most dangerous people in the world: Soviet hard-liners who honestly wanted a nuclear war, Israelis who were old enough to remember assassinating inconvenient British generals. If anything the Chicago mob was the least dangerous player. Furthermore, that commenter (whose name I did not catch) did not assert a theory or candidate.

  98. Perhaps she was referring to Tupac Fudge? That might fit the timeline.

  99. @Anon7
    Another great Calloway performance, Jumpin’ Jive, with a bonus performance by the Nicholas brothers, which Fred Astaire called the greatest ever filmed:

    https://youtube.com/watch?v=_8yGGtVKrD8

    Ray Bolger was pretty great, though not handsome enough for leading-man roles. (He did get his chance in April in Paris with Doris Day):

    Russ Tamblyn made Gene Kelly look like a fag:

  100. She’s admitting to weed because, of course, she was really doing coke. She was partying with the fancy people in SF. Weed is nothing in that world.

  101. @Kyle
    I can’t stand listening to jive black musicians. Tupac sucks. Snoop dog is pretty cool though. He had a talented producer and he was talented himself.

    Imagine what Snoop could have done if he’d had a sense of irony and been able to write a melody. Maybe something like this.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    Ben Folds was pretty great.
    , @Pericles
    I'll raise you Nina Gordon covering Straight Outta Compton.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6D5xpCgETk

  102. @Anonymous
    Big Little Miss Muffett states in her autobio that of all the punk bands in London everyone in them listened mainly or exclusively to reggae, when not playing their own music.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dpw9wv7kzDQ

    The Rolling Stones also had a huge infatuation with reggae for about two albums. That was at about the same time. The Stones were cosseted millionaires whereas the punks were generally flat broke.

    I never understood how anyone could get into reggae/rasta culture after getting a whiff of an actual Rasta. They generally smelled really bad, a mix of pot smoke, BO and shit.

    A musician friend (who would do better as a stand-up comedian) runs a weekly reggae night in a local pub. The place is very busy with aged white middle class people on those nights. Sad.

    Then again, I like Jackie Mittoo:

    But not in the company of geezers trying to still be cool (and failing miserably).

    • Replies: @sayless
    Are they trying to be cool or do they just like reggae?
  103. @Anonymous
    In the end, if Blacks are told to vote for her, they will. A few won't, and a few more will just not vote, but generally blacks will always vote the way they are told to. Black churches routinely had out lists of "who you suppose to vote for" and they get followed.

    Consider the case of Alvin Greene:

    Alvin Greene
    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Born Alvin Michael Greene

    August 30, 1977 (age 41)
    Florence, South Carolina, U.S.


    Alvin Michael Greene (born August 30, 1977) is an American political candidate from the state of South Carolina. He was the Democratic Party's nominee in the 2010 United States Senate election in South Carolina. He was defeated by incumbent Republican Sen. Jim DeMint by a margin of 61.46% to 27.65%, with most of the remaining votes going to Green Party candidate and environmental activist Tom Clements.[1] He was the first African-American to be nominated for U.S. Senate by a major party in South Carolina.[2][3] In the general election, Greene faced DeMint, Green Party candidate Tom Clements and write-in candidates Nathalie Dupree[4] and Mazie Ferguson.[5] Greene won the Democratic primary race against candidate Vic Rawl[6] on June 8, 2010, with 59% of the vote, despite very limited campaigning and campaign spending, and having no website and no yard signs.[7] The executive committee of the South Carolina Democratic Party voted 55 to 10 to reject Rawl's request for a new Senate primary after questions were raised about Greene's surprise victory.

    Greene graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2000 with a degree in political science.[10] He is a United States military veteran who served in the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force before receiving an involuntary honorable discharge in 2009. At the time of his Senate campaign, Greene was unemployed and living with and caring for his father[11] in Manning.[12] On August 13, 2010, it was announced that he had been indicted on criminal charges of showing pornographic pictures to an 18-year-old female college student.
     
    What happened is that Greene's name got put on The List either by mistake or by some underhanded agent (doubtful because the GOP doesn't have the street smarts to pull it off).
    He got almost all the black vote in the primary.

    They probably thought he was Al Green of “Let’s Stay Together” and “Take Me to the River” fame.

  104. @Mr McKenna
    One of Justin Fairfax's accusers makes a lot of noise about how she shared her story on Facebook but no one was even interested way back then. Way back before Facebook was launched.

    Her trauma was so severe it transcended time and space. Hashtag believe women.

  105. @R.G. Camara
    Nixon only lost to JFK because of Illinois, which was likely stolen from Nixon by the Chicago mob. Nixon wasn't blown out of the water, he was close all along, and he was the sitting vice-president of a popular president, and had survived the Checkers scandal, and had participated in the popular and interesting "kitchen debates" with the Soviets---- but for some reason JFK's campaign seemed to be visibly upsetting up, or maybe that was just how the Kennedy lapdog press whores have made it seem since.

    Illinois and Texas (which was stolen by LBJ’s machine).

  106. @R.G. Camara
    It's both the black and youth vote, but mainly the youth vote. Younger blacks don't look back at Tupac and Snoop and the 90s with reverence and nostalgia---that's young whites, older whites, and the few intelligent older blacks . It's similar to jazz---it's the whites who by and large have been the audience for it since its heydey passed.

    Blacks listen to the hot stuff on the radio. "No sense of history" fits most black youths to a T. Young whites try to prove how "deep" they are by citing black rappers. This was a dogwhistle to them.

    Blacks still like older hip-hop, hence the film Straight Outta Compton being one of the biggest hits of 2015. (Blacks were enraged it didn’t get nominated for and win every Oscar).

    It’s more entire genres that they abandon en masse than specific artists or time periods.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    It’s more entire genres that they abandon en masse

    That's why in 1979 I assumed rap would be big for a couple of years and then blacks would creatively come up with something else. Little did I realize that what they had been most oppressed by was ... singing.

    , @Jim Christian

    Blacks still like older hip-hop, hence the film Straight Outta Compton being one of the biggest hits of 2015. (Blacks were enraged it didn’t get nominated for and win every Oscar).
     
    Steve knows better than most, he's out there, but haven't the Hispanics run the Blacks out of South-Central, out of Compton, even Watts is All Hispanic, All The Time now, are they not? Hispanics are interesting folk--they don't tolerate gentrification and Blacks, yet they allow Whites in to fix things, unlike Blacks, who break into the service trucks and steal everything. Isn't that interesting? Isn't that curious?
  107. @R.G. Camara
    Eye-rollingly condescending, but it shows that Harris still hasn't broken out of the corporate politician mode that handicapped all of Trump's opponents, including Hillary. This nonsense trying to look cool as a youngster and name-checking respected cool dudes just to name-check them---that's something from a dusty old playbook to "attract the youth vote."

    Heck, far left Jon Stewart of The Daily Show was openly making fun of the Democrats in the 2004 primaries who tried to attract the "youth vote" by inserting young slang into their speech when meeting young voters and dressing down (no ties, no suits) when at "Rock the Vote"-type events. In 2004 this was stale and see through.

    Which is glorious. Because that's a big part of how Trump rolled his opponents.

    I'm reminded of the old , likely apocryphal line from JFK about Nixon. JFK was said to have felt bad for Nixon during the 1960, because Nixon seemed to be straining to change his personality with every campaign stop to fit the groups meeting him, while JFK (allegedly) remained the same persona everywhere. Supposedly, JFK said that Nixon must be exhausted, because he never knows which Richard Nixon he has to be next.

    This reminds me of Trump: Trump is always Trump wherever he goes. Harris just showed she's going to change which Harris she is from stop to stop. This is shades of Hillary's fake southern accent and her "hot sauce in her purse" nonsense that no one believed when she tried it and got her no additional votes.

    I’m sure Hillary’s purse is well-stocked with the sauce.

    • Replies: @Jim Christian
    Fly the friendly skies, baby! First thing on my flights to Florida, even if it's Zero-Six-Thirty outta Logan when the bars were all closed, we get airborne, the girls bring three Jacks, a cup of ice, a bottle of water. Suitably mellowed, I dial up Jet Blue's map of the plane on the TV, curl up next to my window and wonder at the majesty of Earth at altitude and sort shit out. Breakfast of Champions!
  108. @simple_pseudonymic_handle
    She went to Howard so probably not Huey Lewis.

    I looked at the top 100 songs of 1984. My money is on Prince or the Pointer Sisters.

    Tina Turner and Whitney Houston.

  109. @snorlax
    Blacks still like older hip-hop, hence the film Straight Outta Compton being one of the biggest hits of 2015. (Blacks were enraged it didn't get nominated for and win every Oscar).

    It's more entire genres that they abandon en masse than specific artists or time periods.

    It’s more entire genres that they abandon en masse

    That’s why in 1979 I assumed rap would be big for a couple of years and then blacks would creatively come up with something else. Little did I realize that what they had been most oppressed by was … singing.

  110. @Dave Pinsen
    Imagine what Snoop could have done if he’d had a sense of irony and been able to write a melody. Maybe something like this.

    https://youtu.be/Q3C4N6p78io

    Ben Folds was pretty great.

  111. @Peripatetic Commenter
    Well, that's it for Kamala now that Elizabeth "Fauxcahontas" Warren has upstaged her!

    https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/warren-makes-surprise-appearance-luncheon-honoring-native-american-women-n970731

    Lol, maybe she can double down on her bona fides by doing a Howard Dean scream next?

  112. @ano
    I was going to say that she could, theoretically, have been listening to Digital Underground, for which Tupac Shakur was a bit player for a time. But then I looked, and they formed in 1987, so no.

    But you know what she could do, though. She could say that she was so hip in 1986 that she had underground tapes of Tupac and Snoop, and she was listening to them. She was into them before the rest of the world had even heard of them! That's how hip she was.

    Which would be stupid, and everyone with half a brain would know it was a lie. But it would serve the purpose of making herself look hip to the crowd of people who are likely to vote for her anyway, and make the Old White Males who were doubting her look bad.

    But you know what she could do, though. She could say that she was so hip in 1986 that she had underground tapes of Tupac and Snoop, and she was listening to them.

    Both Snoop and Tupac were then about 15 years old.

    She was into them before the rest of the world had even heard of them! That’s how hip she was.

    Deep underground! I hope this is where she’s headed.

  113. @ATBOTL
    Very accurate. I think KH is remembering things from the early 90's as if they happened when she was in college in the mid 80's.

    Rap took a while to become the dominant music for young blacks outside of NYC. LA was early to adopt, Chicago slow. It took until the very end of the 80's for rap to become hegemonic among young blacks nation wide. 1989 is the year that rap went mainstream and stuck. I remember it well, being an early adolescent at the time. The youth style in general changed heavily that year towards the whole 90's thing -- rap, alternative rock, techno, raves, ecstasy.

    I remember going to a local street fair type thing in the spring of 1989 and seeing the new style everywhere -- really baggy jeans with big belts, nike airs with the bubbles, crew cut type hair, side burns, thin goatees on teenage boys. The 80's style was dead, no more blow dried hair, big hair, mullets, acid wash, leather jackets...on young kids in big cities anyway.

    East Coast and California cities were early on the new rap influenced youth style and it took a few years for the rest of the country to catch up. Europeans took several years longer. Remember going there as a teen in the mid 90's and laughing at their gay tight pants and faggy euro-disco music. Not like now where youth culture is totally globalized, homogenous and instantaneous.

    Possibly another anachronism from KH besides the music, smoking weed exploded in popularity in the early 90's after having been somewhat subdued the 80's. My recollection is the weed trend hit hard in the spring and summer of 1992. Not like no one was doing it before that, but that's when it become something kids wanted to advertise. We always called it weed and never pot, which is what our boomer parents said.

    Young black gang members in the South Bronx who created rap music in the early 70's listened to a lot of hard rock and early heavy metal along with funk. Young blacks where I lived mostly hated rock music by the late 80's. They were very much into rap music and afrocentrism and avoiding things that were "white." They would make fun of white music, especially heavy metal, which they seemed to see as the most ultra-white music. When did blacks stop listening to rock music? Some early Funkadelic fits into the hard rock and even metal category, but that was the early to mid 70's. Then they changed their sound to be more disco like.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    I'd assumed in 1986 that Aerosmith was washed up because of drugs, but Tyler and Perry were superb in their "Walk This Way" comeback with the chubby black rappers.

    In this decade, the Pacific Opera Project puts on a hugely entertaining production of Rossini's "The Barber of Seville" every few years. One of their characters is modeled on Steven Tyler -- only because he got sober and was sensational in this remake of "Walk This Way."

  114. @Dave Pinsen
    Imagine what Snoop could have done if he’d had a sense of irony and been able to write a melody. Maybe something like this.

    https://youtu.be/Q3C4N6p78io

    I’ll raise you Nina Gordon covering Straight Outta Compton.

  115. @Peripatetic Commenter
    Willie Brown thinks Kamala and all those other dead beats can not beat President Trump:

    Willie Brown: ‘Mistress’ Kamala Harris Can’t Beat Trump


    Make no mistake, President Trump’s State of the Union address was the kickoff for his 2020 re-election campaign, and so far I’ve yet to see a Democrat who can beat him.
     
    Whatever you think of Willie Brown, he seems to understand politics.

    When a constitutional amendment has to be passed to get you out of power, you know what you’re doing.

  116. @RudyM
    Kamala so down.

    This reminds me of Obama releasing his iTunes playlists that included Kendrick Lamar and other young rappers he never listens to but his daughters tell him to put on the list.

  117. @Lagertha
    which is a "good thing" https://youtu.be/wZ1bXTFFEWg

    Fun fact: Martha Stewart’s ethnic background is 100% Polish. Her maiden name was Kostyra.

  118. @Anon
    An oldies station just started up in my town, and it gave me real pause. It plays 1990s music. I'm not used to that era being seen as 'old.'

    The local college station plays early-mid 80s on the oldies weekend, now.

  119. @Anonymous
    Big Little Miss Muffett states in her autobio that of all the punk bands in London everyone in them listened mainly or exclusively to reggae, when not playing their own music.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dpw9wv7kzDQ

    The Rolling Stones also had a huge infatuation with reggae for about two albums. That was at about the same time. The Stones were cosseted millionaires whereas the punks were generally flat broke.

    I never understood how anyone could get into reggae/rasta culture after getting a whiff of an actual Rasta. They generally smelled really bad, a mix of pot smoke, BO and shit.

    Listen to “Safe European Home” by The Clash.

    • Replies: @JMcG
    I just introduced this song to my 15 year old son. He’s lapping it up. That and Armagideon Time. One of my proudest accomplishments is having raised four children to their early teens, not one of whom likes rap or hip hop or whatever it’s called now. Keeping my fingers crossed.
  120. @anon
    It plays 1990s music. I’m not used to that era being seen as ‘old.’

    "Smells Like Teen Spirit" came out roughly twenty-seven years ago, in late 1991.

    You know what came out 27 years before that? The "Meet The Beatles" album.

    Yeah, it’s been a while. Kurt Cobain’s 25th deathday is coming up in April.

    Most of the kids in this year’s high-school graduating class were in diapers on 9/11. Most of the kids in next year’s class were in their mothers’ wombs.

  121. @Cortes
    A musician friend (who would do better as a stand-up comedian) runs a weekly reggae night in a local pub. The place is very busy with aged white middle class people on those nights. Sad.

    Then again, I like Jackie Mittoo:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Qr2tpnl7i4Y

    But not in the company of geezers trying to still be cool (and failing miserably).

    Are they trying to be cool or do they just like reggae?

    • Replies: @Cortes
    Both.

    And a chance to commingle with the like-minded.
  122. @ThreeCranes

    "Nixon seemed to be straining to change his personality with every campaign stop to fit the groups meeting him, while JFK (allegedly) remained the same persona everywhere."
     
    Indeed. Nixon's aides told him he needed to make an effort to lighten up and strive to project the youthful devil-may-care boyish charm which made Kennedy so attractive to the public.

    So this is what the Nixon team came up with: a photo of him taking a relaxing walk on the beach--wearing wingtips. (general text shamelessly stolen from Hunter Thompson, somewhere. Or it may have been Gary Wills', Nixon Agonistes)

    http://images.politico.com/global/2014/04/21/142104_nixon_beach_wikimedia_1160.jpg

    Contrast that with pics of Bob Kennedy jogging along the beach in Cali the morning of his primary win and late-night assassination June 5, 1968. Barefoot, shorts, sleeves rolled up, longer-hair, I’m sure the contrast would have been exploited. Bob Kennedy had the charisma all over Nixxon. Or, Nixon. Sorry. I get my Xon’s mixed up.

    But the simple fact is you don’t say no to a bullshit war. There is LOTS of real estate left on that green hill below the mansion at Arlington Cemetery. I’m sure every President since is reminded that “You too, can have an eternal flame and a really wacky story of your very own madman with a gun.

  123. @snorlax
    Blacks still like older hip-hop, hence the film Straight Outta Compton being one of the biggest hits of 2015. (Blacks were enraged it didn't get nominated for and win every Oscar).

    It's more entire genres that they abandon en masse than specific artists or time periods.

    Blacks still like older hip-hop, hence the film Straight Outta Compton being one of the biggest hits of 2015. (Blacks were enraged it didn’t get nominated for and win every Oscar).

    Steve knows better than most, he’s out there, but haven’t the Hispanics run the Blacks out of South-Central, out of Compton, even Watts is All Hispanic, All The Time now, are they not? Hispanics are interesting folk–they don’t tolerate gentrification and Blacks, yet they allow Whites in to fix things, unlike Blacks, who break into the service trucks and steal everything. Isn’t that interesting? Isn’t that curious?

  124. @snorlax
    I'm sure Hillary's purse is well-stocked with the sauce.

    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/c8/37/df/c837df900e05b334f0c8d8bee1893933.jpg

    Fly the friendly skies, baby! First thing on my flights to Florida, even if it’s Zero-Six-Thirty outta Logan when the bars were all closed, we get airborne, the girls bring three Jacks, a cup of ice, a bottle of water. Suitably mellowed, I dial up Jet Blue’s map of the plane on the TV, curl up next to my window and wonder at the majesty of Earth at altitude and sort shit out. Breakfast of Champions!

    • LOL: Cortes
  125. @Jim Don Bob
    Wait until black women find out that Spartacus is either 1) gay or, more likely, 2) dating a white woman.

    I’ve posted on this topic in the past. I have decent information that Spartacus only dates white women.

    I was good friends with a white woman on his Newark mayoral campaign with whom he was sleeping for over a year. They could not be seen in public because he needed to protect himself from the barbs of his opponent Sharp James that he wasn’t really black.

    Booker was Wall Street’s guy back then, and James wanted to tag him as that as well. So Booker moved into a public housing facility in a bad part of Newark to show his bonafides.

  126. @Steve Sailer
    I met one of the Nicholas Brothers when he was pushing 90.

    I ran into Count Basie in a record store in Japan.

  127. @R.G. Camara
    Eye-rollingly condescending, but it shows that Harris still hasn't broken out of the corporate politician mode that handicapped all of Trump's opponents, including Hillary. This nonsense trying to look cool as a youngster and name-checking respected cool dudes just to name-check them---that's something from a dusty old playbook to "attract the youth vote."

    Heck, far left Jon Stewart of The Daily Show was openly making fun of the Democrats in the 2004 primaries who tried to attract the "youth vote" by inserting young slang into their speech when meeting young voters and dressing down (no ties, no suits) when at "Rock the Vote"-type events. In 2004 this was stale and see through.

    Which is glorious. Because that's a big part of how Trump rolled his opponents.

    I'm reminded of the old , likely apocryphal line from JFK about Nixon. JFK was said to have felt bad for Nixon during the 1960, because Nixon seemed to be straining to change his personality with every campaign stop to fit the groups meeting him, while JFK (allegedly) remained the same persona everywhere. Supposedly, JFK said that Nixon must be exhausted, because he never knows which Richard Nixon he has to be next.

    This reminds me of Trump: Trump is always Trump wherever he goes. Harris just showed she's going to change which Harris she is from stop to stop. This is shades of Hillary's fake southern accent and her "hot sauce in her purse" nonsense that no one believed when she tried it and got her no additional votes.

    that’s something from a dusty old playbook to “attract the youth vote.”

    You’re correct, but it doesn’t matter. 2004-style elections are history except among a rapidly diminishing rump of clueless white voters. Now it’s all identity politics all the time. Harris just has to keep pretending to be black with no major f-ups and she’ll be in. Already worked easily in ’08 for Obama.

  128. @Jim Don Bob
    Wait until black women find out that Spartacus is either 1) gay or, more likely, 2) dating a white woman.

    Wait until black women find out that Spartacus is either 1) gay or, more likely, 2) dating a white woman.

    Rumor mill says he is using Rosario Dawson as his beard.

  129. @anonymous
    Tupac kaput.

    “Tupac kaput” should be “Tupac caput” – reads the same in each direction and uses the same spelling as the name.

  130. @anon
    It plays 1990s music. I’m not used to that era being seen as ‘old.’

    "Smells Like Teen Spirit" came out roughly twenty-seven years ago, in late 1991.

    You know what came out 27 years before that? The "Meet The Beatles" album.

    What will be the most popular music/song(s) of Feb. 2046? (Current Year plus 27)

  131. @passive-aggressivist
    3. She's just making shit up.

    Save yourself some time. No need to analyze this stuff, like everyone here sperging about the "inconsistencies" in Jussie Smollett's obvious fantasy.

    Thinking pointing out “gotcha!” hypocrisy does anything is one of the more annoying features of the boomer con.

    They don’t care and it makes you sound whiny.

  132. Hip Hop circa 1986 was of the NYC variety and about mostly about partying and being the coolest cat on your block, with a few rappers tiptoeing into social commentary, not West Coast gangster. Either her time frame was off or she was clumsily trying to sound like she was cool “back in the day.”

  133. @Federalist
    Why is it such a big deal that Kamala Harris used to get it on with Willie Brown? Maybe it's a California thing. Don't get me wrong. I despise Kamala Harris and people like her (e.g.: Obama, both Clintons, Elizabeth Warren). But I'm sure that Harris wants to screw the whole country a lot more than she ever screwed Willie Brown. Arizona has a senator who brags about being bisexual. Some congresswoman from Shitholeistan was apparently married to her brother. And Kamala Harris presumably had sex with her then-boyfriend. That makes her a paragon of virtue by today's standards.

    You’re right. In the Current Year, sleeping your way with someone else’s husband into your career isn’t a big deal and won’t hold her back. At most it might get Willie some momentarily uncomfortable press for a few minutes.

  134. @Peripatetic Commenter
    Willie Brown thinks Kamala and all those other dead beats can not beat President Trump:

    Willie Brown: ‘Mistress’ Kamala Harris Can’t Beat Trump


    Make no mistake, President Trump’s State of the Union address was the kickoff for his 2020 re-election campaign, and so far I’ve yet to see a Democrat who can beat him.
     
    Whatever you think of Willie Brown, he seems to understand politics.

    That’s the third article from Willie Brown in two weeks expressing reservations about whether Kamala Harris has what it takes.

    He’s quite admiring of President Trump’s political skills, especially in a crowd.

    • Replies: @Peripatetic Commenter
    Conservative Tree House thinks the anti-ChristTrump will be anointed between April and July after the Pharisees start their impeachment proceedings:


    Reminder, anyone who is announcing their presidential bid ahead of Pelosi delivering the impeachment narrative is not part of the DNC plan. The “Chosen One” will surface during the April/May to June/July period when the legislative crew, the DNC crew and the media crew execute the impeachment plan.

     

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2019/02/10/number-seven-minnesota-senator-amy-klobuchar-enters-2020-presidential-race/

    I do like their chart of comparisons with the 2016 GoP contenders. They haven't found a partner for Low-Energy Jeb yet:


    Senator Ted Cruz was to 2016…. as Senator Elizabeth Warren is to 2020
    ♦Governor Jeb Bush was to 2016 as….
    Senator Marco Rubio was to 2016 as….
    Governor John Kasich was to 2016… as Senator Cory Booker is to 2020
    Senator Lindsey Graham was to 2016 as….
    Governor Mike Huckabee was to 2016 as….
    Senator Rand Paul was to 2016…. as Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard is to 2020
    Dr. Ben Carson was to 2016 as…
    Governor Chris Christie was to 2016 as…
    Governor Scott Walker was to 2016 as…
    Senator Rick Santorum was to 2016…. as Senator Sherrod Brown is to 2020
    Governor George Pataki was to 2016 as….
    Governor Rick Perry was to 2016…. as Senator Kamala Harris is to 2020
    Governor Bobby Jindal was to 2016…. as Julian Castro is to 2020
    Carly Fiorina was to 2016 as…. Senator Amy Klobuchar is to 2020
    Governor Jim Gilmore was to 2016… as Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is to 2020

     

  135. @Federalist
    Why is it such a big deal that Kamala Harris used to get it on with Willie Brown? Maybe it's a California thing. Don't get me wrong. I despise Kamala Harris and people like her (e.g.: Obama, both Clintons, Elizabeth Warren). But I'm sure that Harris wants to screw the whole country a lot more than she ever screwed Willie Brown. Arizona has a senator who brags about being bisexual. Some congresswoman from Shitholeistan was apparently married to her brother. And Kamala Harris presumably had sex with her then-boyfriend. That makes her a paragon of virtue by today's standards.

    Why is it such a big deal that Kamala Harris used to get it on with Willie Brown?

    Why? Because she didn’t get where she is in the way that ambitious feminists are supposed to do nowadays. She did it the old-fashioned way, like La Montespan or La Pompadour, as the mistress of a powerful man – a grande horizontale.

    It seems almost more quaint and amusing at this stage in our nation’s descensus averno than morally reprehensible.

  136. @PiltdownMan
    That’s the third article from Willie Brown in two weeks expressing reservations about whether Kamala Harris has what it takes.

    He’s quite admiring of President Trump’s political skills, especially in a crowd.

    Conservative Tree House thinks the anti-ChristTrump will be anointed between April and July after the Pharisees start their impeachment proceedings:

    Reminder, anyone who is announcing their presidential bid ahead of Pelosi delivering the impeachment narrative is not part of the DNC plan. The “Chosen One” will surface during the April/May to June/July period when the legislative crew, the DNC crew and the media crew execute the impeachment plan.

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2019/02/10/number-seven-minnesota-senator-amy-klobuchar-enters-2020-presidential-race/

    I do like their chart of comparisons with the 2016 GoP contenders. They haven’t found a partner for Low-Energy Jeb yet:

    Senator Ted Cruz was to 2016…. as Senator Elizabeth Warren is to 2020
    ♦Governor Jeb Bush was to 2016 as….
    Senator Marco Rubio was to 2016 as….
    Governor John Kasich was to 2016… as Senator Cory Booker is to 2020
    Senator Lindsey Graham was to 2016 as….
    Governor Mike Huckabee was to 2016 as….
    Senator Rand Paul was to 2016…. as Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard is to 2020
    Dr. Ben Carson was to 2016 as…
    Governor Chris Christie was to 2016 as…
    Governor Scott Walker was to 2016 as…
    Senator Rick Santorum was to 2016…. as Senator Sherrod Brown is to 2020
    Governor George Pataki was to 2016 as….
    Governor Rick Perry was to 2016…. as Senator Kamala Harris is to 2020
    Governor Bobby Jindal was to 2016…. as Julian Castro is to 2020
    Carly Fiorina was to 2016 as…. Senator Amy Klobuchar is to 2020
    Governor Jim Gilmore was to 2016… as Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is to 2020

    • Replies: @Steve in Greensboro
    Smokin' Joe Biden is Jeb! somebody so irrelevant and dated as to be completely meaningless for the 2020 Dem process.
  137. @Anon7
    Another great Calloway performance, Jumpin’ Jive, with a bonus performance by the Nicholas brothers, which Fred Astaire called the greatest ever filmed:

    https://youtube.com/watch?v=_8yGGtVKrD8

    Thank you it was great. The Nicholas brothers had incredible turnout and extension, more than I’ve ever seen in any dancer man or woman. Saved it in my you tube list

  138. @Dr. X

    Why is it such a big deal that Kamala Harris used to get it on with Willie Brown?
     
    Because Harris whored herself to a married, egocentric, narcissistic coal-black Machiavellian twice her age -- who just so happened to be the most powerful person in California other than the governor -- to get (ahem) a "leg up" on her political career.

    Pretty much the same reason people despised Hillary for riding Bill's coattails, but with the additional factors of race and age...

    Not coal black but medium brown and extremely ugly. But charming and friendly. Remember the line from My Fair Lady

    “Oozing charm from every pore, he oiled his way around the floor”. That’s Willie.

    And he was legally separated from his wife in 1976 when Harris was a child.

  139. @J1234
    I've mostly lost interest in old black music. Blues is about as musically interesting as polka, only without the decency, but aging white boomers still see themselves as edgy by listening to blues in some small bar somewhere. And they're wearing leather jackets because they rode their Harleys there. That was old 30 years ago, but it makes them feel..I don't know, something.

    Jazz was a great synthesis, and the black contribution was monumental, but that's all in the past and a lot of it was crap. The typically simplistic black grasp of history is displayed in this song. (No, it wasn't history back then, but it seems their grasp of current events isn't any better.)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5s6d9lVRuE

    The guy who wrote the song was Willie Johnson, but not Texas slide guitar legend Blind Willie Johnson, who I actually still like. And I guess I'll always like John Hurt, but I have little interest in much else. It's amazing how much that old stuff loses it's appeal when blackness becomes considerably less obscure or esoteric. (It used to be something you'd seek out, now it bombards you.)

    Totally agree. I also still like Blind Willie Johnson and I love John Hurt. Most of the rest of old black music sounds dated and limited. The only fun to be had from it is watching white hipsters scramble to genuflect to its “great artists”.

    • Agree: JMcG
  140. I wonder where Willie Brown was the first time he got stoned?

  141. I have a loathing for Cab Calloway and his Hi dee ho schtick that is bottomless. Don’t like rap but Calloway makes me cringe.

  142. @Harry Baldwin
    She was actually listening to Huey Lewis and is trying to cover it up. "Tupac, for sure". . . right.

    “Tupac, for sure”

    For sure…she probably thinks that’s his last name.

  143. @Harry Baldwin
    She was actually listening to Huey Lewis and is trying to cover it up. "Tupac, for sure". . . right.

    She was listening to P-Funk (or should have been). Here is conclusive evidence of “de superiority ob de race”. P-Funk doing Mr. Clinton’s “Flashlight” live in 1978, link below. Fidel Castro is singing harmony.

    Free your mind and your ass will follow.

    Last fall, George Clinton and P-Funk visited Fayetteville NC, a couple of hours away. I didn’t attend, but I was aware. (I should have gone. I’m sure it was a blast.)

    I was picking up vegan-Soul food at a local restaurant (for my wife – I don’t eat that stuff) and “Flashlight” came on the radio in the background. I mentioned the great one and that he was coming to the neighborhood, more or less. The young black counter gentlemen, said “I’ll be sure to tell my Dad”.

    Ooof.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    Have you seen Mike Judge's Tales from the Tour Bus episodes dealing with George Clinton? A theory is laid out, mainly by Bootsy, that everything went back to George being a painfully shy person. The confirmation is this classic shy person mistake of going from reserved to scary. The costumes were, among other things, a way to be in public but hiding at the same time. And the chicken's feet boots with nothing else on was pretty much what it sounded like.
  144. @Buffalo Joe
    Yeah, I could see Kamala rolling over and taking a puff on Willie's joint. Of course I have a vivid imagination.

    It gave her joy

  145. @Peripatetic Commenter
    Conservative Tree House thinks the anti-ChristTrump will be anointed between April and July after the Pharisees start their impeachment proceedings:


    Reminder, anyone who is announcing their presidential bid ahead of Pelosi delivering the impeachment narrative is not part of the DNC plan. The “Chosen One” will surface during the April/May to June/July period when the legislative crew, the DNC crew and the media crew execute the impeachment plan.

     

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2019/02/10/number-seven-minnesota-senator-amy-klobuchar-enters-2020-presidential-race/

    I do like their chart of comparisons with the 2016 GoP contenders. They haven't found a partner for Low-Energy Jeb yet:


    Senator Ted Cruz was to 2016…. as Senator Elizabeth Warren is to 2020
    ♦Governor Jeb Bush was to 2016 as….
    Senator Marco Rubio was to 2016 as….
    Governor John Kasich was to 2016… as Senator Cory Booker is to 2020
    Senator Lindsey Graham was to 2016 as….
    Governor Mike Huckabee was to 2016 as….
    Senator Rand Paul was to 2016…. as Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard is to 2020
    Dr. Ben Carson was to 2016 as…
    Governor Chris Christie was to 2016 as…
    Governor Scott Walker was to 2016 as…
    Senator Rick Santorum was to 2016…. as Senator Sherrod Brown is to 2020
    Governor George Pataki was to 2016 as….
    Governor Rick Perry was to 2016…. as Senator Kamala Harris is to 2020
    Governor Bobby Jindal was to 2016…. as Julian Castro is to 2020
    Carly Fiorina was to 2016 as…. Senator Amy Klobuchar is to 2020
    Governor Jim Gilmore was to 2016… as Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is to 2020

     

    Smokin’ Joe Biden is Jeb! somebody so irrelevant and dated as to be completely meaningless for the 2020 Dem process.

    • Replies: @Peripatetic Commenter
    In the absence of anyone as creepy around young girls among the Republicans as Creepy Joe Biden is, I guess you are right.
  146. @Steve in Greensboro
    Smokin' Joe Biden is Jeb! somebody so irrelevant and dated as to be completely meaningless for the 2020 Dem process.

    In the absence of anyone as creepy around young girls among the Republicans as Creepy Joe Biden is, I guess you are right.

  147. @Anon
    An oldies station just started up in my town, and it gave me real pause. It plays 1990s music. I'm not used to that era being seen as 'old.'

    In the mid 70s at my college there were dances with late 50s early 60s music.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    Shanana put on a fun show at Woodstock in 1969.
  148. @Anon
    An oldies station just started up in my town, and it gave me real pause. It plays 1990s music. I'm not used to that era being seen as 'old.'

    Coral Sitar From Troubled Spirits episode from Space 1999

  149. @sayless
    Are they trying to be cool or do they just like reggae?

    Both.

    And a chance to commingle with the like-minded.

  150. @Hibernian
    In the mid 70s at my college there were dances with late 50s early 60s music.

    Shanana put on a fun show at Woodstock in 1969.

  151. Needless to say, not a mention of where she’s weakest. The GOP can’t talk about that because they mostly agree with her on the issue, but they’ll talk about things like this all day long. It’s the same with Warren & AOC: they’re most vulnerable on the same thing KH is, but that can’t be used to undercut them to their base because the GOP doesn’t want to talk about it so does things like “Pocahontas!” or “Tupac!” instead.

  152. Why can’t we keep on having music like this?

    Or more cerebral stuff like:

    Which other group would talk about Scylla, Charybdis and Mephistopheles?

  153. @Redneck farmer
    Listen to "Safe European Home" by The Clash.

    I just introduced this song to my 15 year old son. He’s lapping it up. That and Armagideon Time. One of my proudest accomplishments is having raised four children to their early teens, not one of whom likes rap or hip hop or whatever it’s called now. Keeping my fingers crossed.

  154. @Steve in Greensboro
    She was listening to P-Funk (or should have been). Here is conclusive evidence of “de superiority ob de race”. P-Funk doing Mr. Clinton’s “Flashlight” live in 1978, link below. Fidel Castro is singing harmony.

    Free your mind and your ass will follow.

    Last fall, George Clinton and P-Funk visited Fayetteville NC, a couple of hours away. I didn’t attend, but I was aware. (I should have gone. I’m sure it was a blast.)

    I was picking up vegan-Soul food at a local restaurant (for my wife – I don’t eat that stuff) and “Flashlight” came on the radio in the background. I mentioned the great one and that he was coming to the neighborhood, more or less. The young black counter gentlemen, said “I’ll be sure to tell my Dad”.

    Ooof.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkLYlrE2lPs

    Have you seen Mike Judge’s Tales from the Tour Bus episodes dealing with George Clinton? A theory is laid out, mainly by Bootsy, that everything went back to George being a painfully shy person. The confirmation is this classic shy person mistake of going from reserved to scary. The costumes were, among other things, a way to be in public but hiding at the same time. And the chicken’s feet boots with nothing else on was pretty much what it sounded like.

  155. @Pericles
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4B_UYYPb-Gk

    I’d assumed in 1986 that Aerosmith was washed up because of drugs, but Tyler and Perry were superb in their “Walk This Way” comeback with the chubby black rappers.

    In this decade, the Pacific Opera Project puts on a hugely entertaining production of Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville” every few years. One of their characters is modeled on Steven Tyler — only because he got sober and was sensational in this remake of “Walk This Way.”

  156. @Federalist
    Why is it such a big deal that Kamala Harris used to get it on with Willie Brown? Maybe it's a California thing. Don't get me wrong. I despise Kamala Harris and people like her (e.g.: Obama, both Clintons, Elizabeth Warren). But I'm sure that Harris wants to screw the whole country a lot more than she ever screwed Willie Brown. Arizona has a senator who brags about being bisexual. Some congresswoman from Shitholeistan was apparently married to her brother. And Kamala Harris presumably had sex with her then-boyfriend. That makes her a paragon of virtue by today's standards.

    Nothing wrong with a 60yo man hooking up with a 29yo woman. I expect to do it, too.

    What’s wrong is rewarding the woman with lucrative, taxpayer-funded jobs and bypassing the normal hiring process, at the expense of other qualified candidates.

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