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The continuing purge of horny older heavily Jewish guys with good jobs continues: Judge Alex Kozinski, 67, winning Bachelor on The Dating Game in 1968, has retired after 32 years on the federal bench.

How much of what’s going on is related to Viagra (and the like) keeping aging roués in the game, in their own minds, too long?

From American Lawyer:

Let’s Talk About Kozinski’s Victim: Heidi Bond

While many of us can practically recite what the victims of sexual harassment say they endured from Harvey Weinstein, Louis C.K. and Matt Lauer, do we look beyond those moments and consider how it altered the trajectory of these women’s lives?

By Vivia Chen | December 13, 2017 at 08:13 PM

… Which brings us to Bond’s career choices. Her rejection of what might have been—an illustrious future as a law professor, government lawyer, judge, law firm partner—seems to have its roots with her awful experience with Kozinski. And though she writes that she had a positive time clerking for Justices O’Connor and Kennedy, it’s ultimately Kozinski who cast the biggest shadow in her career.

Indeed, she says as much: ”If you did not know about Kozinski, it would be impossible to understand my career choices.” She writes that she applied for various jobs as a law professor, but withdrew. She says she couldn’t bear to teach at her own law school because, “when I did visit the campus, it reminded me too much of who I had been before the clerkship, and I couldn’t handle the memory.”

Though she had other job offers, she felt like a fraud, a conspirator in her own degradation by Kozinski: “I could not escape the notion that my career success was built entirely on my silence.”

Instead, she pursued something that’s almost antithetical to the logical, cerebral world of law: becoming a romance novelist. And her choice seems to have everything to do with how Kozinski abused her:

I wrote books where women won, again and again.

I grappled with my own secret in fictional, changed form. Book after book, I wrote the happy ending I couldn’t quite reach myself. That the stories I wrote resonated with readers, I think, speaks to the fact that #metoo has been building for centuries.

Okaaaay … In romance novels, women winning means the sexy robber baron / pirate captain / federal judge ravishes heroine, then falls in love with her, abandoning his life of ravishing out of devotion to her, only her. Concern level for preceding ravishees = zero.

Ms. Bond writes romance novels under the nom de plume Courtney Milan. From CourtneyMilan.com:

Trade Me

Tina Chen just wants a degree and a job, so her parents never have to worry about making rent again. She has no time for Blake Reynolds, the sexy billionaire who stands to inherit Cyclone Systems. But when he makes an offhand comment about what it means to be poor, she loses her cool and tells him he couldn’t last a month living her life.

To her shock, Blake offers her a trade: She’ll get his income, his house, his car. In exchange, he’ll work her hours and send money home to her family. No expectations; no future obligations.

But before long, they’re trading not just lives, but secrets, kisses, and heated nights together. No expectations might break Tina’s heart…but Blake’s secrets could ruin her life.

 

Commenter Zippy explains:

A clerkship with Judge Kozinski is really hard to get, but it is a serious boost to people who want to go on to clerk for the Supreme Court. He really did have an “in” with Kennedy and O’Connor. Of course, he also only hires people who are plausible selections, but with only 37 slots in a year, there are far more plausible candidates than available positions, so he very much does give people a serious advantage. Or did, rather. The pool of candidates for a Kozinski clerkship are the top 3-5 people at maybe ten law schools, and the top 1 person at maybe ten more.

But the down-side is that he really is a slave-driver in terms of work. The clerks claim the hours are something like 10 AM to 6 PM, a two hour break for dinner, and then 8 to 1 AM. Weekend hours were closer to noon to 8. That’s a bit of an exaggeration, but not much of one — he really does demand a lot. One former Kozinski clerk who went on to be a BigLaw partner told me that he worked harder during his clerkship than as an associate at a big firm.

A lot of working for Kozinski is doing tasks not strictly necessary for the judge to decide cases and write good opinions. A lot of it is make-work — forcing his clerks to do things that don’t add much to the decision process. And to fulfill odd requests, like driving to his home to deliver his favorite stapler at 11 at night. And also they spend a lot of time BSing about about things, going out drinking together, and doing things like snowboarding trips. If he just had his clerks do work that was useful in deciding cases and sent them home when those tasks were done, they would work half days.

Also, he’s a yeller. If you make a typo or grammatical error or miss a case he yells and screams. He’s actually a lot like Steve Jobs in that sense — he gives intermittent reinforcement, yelling and screaming one minute and hugging and kissing the next.

Most of the people who graduate at the very top of a very good law school tend to be both very smart and also psychologically pretty durable. They don’t mind being abused and tend not to get overly upset about things. I think Heidi is probably a bit unusual inasmuch as she is both very high IQ and also less psychologically robust than his average clerk. So the weird naked pics upset her a lot, while a lot of steely-eyed lawyer babes who work for him would have just laughed it off. Or called him a pervert — which would have made him laugh.

To those who say that Kozinski shouldn’t have retired, here’s something worth thinking about. Kozinski spent a lot of time socializing with his clerks — they went out together, partied, played poker, went snowboarding, etc. He likes having ambitious high-IQ people as his semi-vassals. Some poeple enjoyed their clerkships with him, but a lot put up with the demands because of the benefits (including an edge at the Supreme Court).

He’s actually a bit less of a “feeder” now than he was before — Kennedy (for whom he clerked) was his biggest contact, but he also fed a lot to O’Connor. (I think Heidi was technically an O’Connor clerk, but she got loaned out to Kennedy when he was first on the Court.) Kennedy is very sensitive to elite opinion, and the other Justices have some sensitivity as well. If Kozinski had weathered the storm, I strongly suspect that he would have dried up as a feeder judge — and this would have led to him having weaker applicants, which he wouldn’t appreciate.

Since shooting the breeze with the super-elite clerks who were likely to go on to a Supreme Court clerkship was a big part of the fun for him, I think he knew that being an appellate judge was going to be a lot less interesting going forward, even if he weathered the storm. Plus, he isn’t taking Senior Status — he’s retiring. Which means that he gets his full pay AND he can supplement his income with consulting/advocacy work.

 
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  1. Which brings us to Bond’s career choices. Her rejection of what might have been—an illustrious future as a law professor, government lawyer, judge, law firm partner—seems to have its roots with her awful experience with Kozinski.

    Kozinski seems pretty mild compared to the average surgeon or Wall Street hotshot. Will medicine or finance be next in the purge, or are those high pressure jobs less enticing to aspiring purgers?

    • Replies: @JEG
    Eventually some big shot in the medical field will probably fall, but in general I suspect that the women in the medical field are less hyper-sensitive. Otherwise they wouldn't last in medicine.
    , @Benjamin I. Espen
    Famous surgeons act pretty much exactly like the men who have already taken the fall. They fit the rest of the profile too, energetic, intelligent, self-confident, wealthy jerks.
    , @Neoconned
    Just saw how her picture.... because she couldn't become wife #4(or whatever it is) she settled on chocolate fever.....

    She's probably hunched over a tub of Ben and Jerry's as I speak.....
    , @Curle
    My how quickly things change.











    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nMDFu1jgCL8
  2. I’m not really sure I get the thrust of this. Did Ms. Bond strike out by not luring the then, mid-50s Judge Kozinski away from his life as a Circuit Court of Appeals judge to be devoted to her? (Or the then-70-ish Supreme Court Justice Kennedy she later clerked for?) Somehow I don’t see a middle-aged federal judge, even a supposed rake like Kozinski, as fetish fuel for sexy, bodice-ripper pulp novel aficionadas. If only President Hillary were around to appoint one who was 32, had a full head of hair, six-pack abs, and perhaps an extra zero or four on their annual salary, then maybe.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    not luring the then, mid-50s Judge Kozinski away from his life as a Circuit Court of Appeals judge to be devoted to her?

    I don't think romance novels are about luring the hero away from his life so much as luring him away from his wife.

    As for the appeal of Judge Kozinski's genes to Ms. Bond/Milan, read her hyper-nerdy "About the Title" explanation for "Proof by Seduction" at the bottom of this page:

    http://www.courtneymilan.com/proofbyseduction.php

    Judge K isn't the dream man for every girl, but for a 2-time Supreme Court law clerk type like her ...

  3. The trauma of it all obviously caused her to gain a lot of weight.

    • LOL: whorefinder
    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    She said she gained 40 pounds clerking for Judge K.
    , @whorefinder
    She's what's known as "law school hot."
    , @Neoconned
    The nightly tub of Ben and Jerry's is emotional labor before she gives in to her chocolate fetish at the brothers bar....
  4. @Thomas
    I'm not really sure I get the thrust of this. Did Ms. Bond strike out by not luring the then, mid-50s Judge Kozinski away from his life as a Circuit Court of Appeals judge to be devoted to her? (Or the then-70-ish Supreme Court Justice Kennedy she later clerked for?) Somehow I don't see a middle-aged federal judge, even a supposed rake like Kozinski, as fetish fuel for sexy, bodice-ripper pulp novel aficionadas. If only President Hillary were around to appoint one who was 32, had a full head of hair, six-pack abs, and perhaps an extra zero or four on their annual salary, then maybe.

    not luring the then, mid-50s Judge Kozinski away from his life as a Circuit Court of Appeals judge to be devoted to her?

    I don’t think romance novels are about luring the hero away from his life so much as luring him away from his wife.

    As for the appeal of Judge Kozinski’s genes to Ms. Bond/Milan, read her hyper-nerdy “About the Title” explanation for “Proof by Seduction” at the bottom of this page:

    http://www.courtneymilan.com/proofbyseduction.php

    Judge K isn’t the dream man for every girl, but for a 2-time Supreme Court law clerk type like her …

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    Here is Bond/Milan's explanation of the title of her first romance novel "Proof by Seduction:"

    ABOUT THE TITLE
    There’s a method of mathematical proof called a “Proof by Induction.” Induction is a method of logical thinking, and it’s closely releated to another kind of logical thinking (deduction). The scientific method (please discard all that hypothesis/test crap you may have learned in junior high; it is wrong and insulting, as many junior high teachers think that “testing” a hypothesis means proving it is right, rather than trying to prove it wrong, which results in some horrible misunderstandings) itself is a method of inductive reasoning. The basic idea is: Observe once. Observe again. Repeat observations. The more you observe something, the more likely it is that you can predict future behavior. Thus: The sun rose yesterday. It rose the day before yesterday. And so forth and so forth; we can conclude that it is very likely to rise tomorrow. Inductive reasoning is the essence of scientific inquiry.

    And that’s where the title Proof by Seduction comes from. It combines both the hard rigor and finality of proof with the languid sensuality of seduction. As an added bonus, it’s an awful pun that will make scientists the world over glare at me and stalk off in disgust. I did not mention this little tidbit to anyone while the book was on submission, because I was pretty sure that if I told them that the title was great because it was a horrible scientific pun that nobody would get, they would change it instantly to something less dorky. Now I’ve snuck it by them, and it is too late! Mu ha ha!

    The nitpicky amongst you will note that Gareth, as a scientist, really only employs the method of inductive reasoning, not ever a proof by induction. This bothered me to no small extent, but ultimately “Proof by Seduction” is a much, much better title than “Proof by Seductive Reasoning” and elegance won out over the desire to have an arcane pun that was both arcane and nitpicky.

    http://www.courtneymilan.com/proofbyseduction.php
    , @Thomas

    Judge K isn’t the dream man for every girl, but for a 2-time Supreme Court law clerk type like her …
     
    I guess it's possible but I'm not sure that I see a woman with an educational pedigree that includes an M.S. from Berkeley and a J.D. from Michigan, who ultimately went on to clerk in Washington, and who happened to have a yen for powerful nerds, being that hard up for options that she would have been left pining pitiably for years over a married man a quarter-century her senior. Maybe Kozinski really did have some Kavorka thing going on. (https://youtu.be/UEiMv4mCI1g?t=1m7s)

    What I would buy is that a woman whose life and career ultimately took the path of writing trashy softcore erotica could have had some unacknowledged personal issues that would have been tweaked just so by a possessive, powerful boss with a European accent and a vaguely kinky management style you don't see in the everyday P.C. world, but that says as much or more about her as it does about Kozinski, and I'm not sure how generally applicable it would be.
    , @The Alarmist

    "I don’t think romance novels are about luring the hero away from his life so much as luring him away from his wife."
     
    I dunno ... my wife reads these novellas to me when we're on the beach, and thus far the leading males have all been available.
  5. @Steve Sailer
    not luring the then, mid-50s Judge Kozinski away from his life as a Circuit Court of Appeals judge to be devoted to her?

    I don't think romance novels are about luring the hero away from his life so much as luring him away from his wife.

    As for the appeal of Judge Kozinski's genes to Ms. Bond/Milan, read her hyper-nerdy "About the Title" explanation for "Proof by Seduction" at the bottom of this page:

    http://www.courtneymilan.com/proofbyseduction.php

    Judge K isn't the dream man for every girl, but for a 2-time Supreme Court law clerk type like her ...

    Here is Bond/Milan’s explanation of the title of her first romance novel “Proof by Seduction:”

    ABOUT THE TITLE
    There’s a method of mathematical proof called a “Proof by Induction.” Induction is a method of logical thinking, and it’s closely releated to another kind of logical thinking (deduction). The scientific method (please discard all that hypothesis/test crap you may have learned in junior high; it is wrong and insulting, as many junior high teachers think that “testing” a hypothesis means proving it is right, rather than trying to prove it wrong, which results in some horrible misunderstandings) itself is a method of inductive reasoning. The basic idea is: Observe once. Observe again. Repeat observations. The more you observe something, the more likely it is that you can predict future behavior. Thus: The sun rose yesterday. It rose the day before yesterday. And so forth and so forth; we can conclude that it is very likely to rise tomorrow. Inductive reasoning is the essence of scientific inquiry.

    And that’s where the title Proof by Seduction comes from. It combines both the hard rigor and finality of proof with the languid sensuality of seduction. As an added bonus, it’s an awful pun that will make scientists the world over glare at me and stalk off in disgust. I did not mention this little tidbit to anyone while the book was on submission, because I was pretty sure that if I told them that the title was great because it was a horrible scientific pun that nobody would get, they would change it instantly to something less dorky. Now I’ve snuck it by them, and it is too late! Mu ha ha!

    The nitpicky amongst you will note that Gareth, as a scientist, really only employs the method of inductive reasoning, not ever a proof by induction. This bothered me to no small extent, but ultimately “Proof by Seduction” is a much, much better title than “Proof by Seductive Reasoning” and elegance won out over the desire to have an arcane pun that was both arcane and nitpicky.

    http://www.courtneymilan.com/proofbyseduction.php

    • Replies: @george
    "The basic idea is: Observe once. Observe again. Repeat observations. The more you observe something, the more likely it is that you can predict future behavior. " Not really. The problem is infinity. Induction proves something for all cases, it sounds like she is using 1,2,3 to extrapolate 4,5,6...

    In induction you prove something for 1,2,3 ... n, n+1. He romance novel seems to have 1,2,3,... which is clever, but if she could work n, n +1 into it it would be brilliant. I am almost tempted to read it to see how she handles n, n+1, but I dont think she does. 1,2,3 is ordinary high school math team clever, n,n+1 is math olympiad contender.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mathematical_induction
    , @Percy Gryce
    Kill me now.
    , @Alec Leamas
    Wow. The Law's loss seems to be . . . Literature's loss as well.
  6. How much of what’s going is related to Viagra (and the like) keeping aging roués in the game, in their own minds, too long?

    I would guess “not that much,” since much — perhaps most — of Kozinski’s alleged misconduct seems to have been 20 or so years ago.

    I am tempted to hypothesize that the obesity epidemic may have something to do with it. Kozinski has suffered a massive decline in terms of his physical appearance. Part of it is due to normal aging, of course, but it has been greatly exacerbated by his dramatic weight gain. Why does this matter? Well, if a woman sees him today, she will have a tendency to subconsciously think “OMG, I let THAT behave sexually with me?!?” And suddenly an event that she laughed off (or was flattered by) 20 years ago gets retconned into harassment or worse.

    But at the same time, Kozinski had become pretty unattractive at least 10 years ago and these accusations did not surface until now. Meanwhile, Dustin Hoffman looks pretty good for 80 and it hasn’t given him any immunity.

    I do think that internet + cell phones have had an impact. It’s a lot easier now for the objects of these guys’ affections to be found and to find each other; the possibility of multiple accusations at roughly the same time makes each individual accusation much easier, psychologically, to make.

    But I think the real change which is ultimately responsible is feminism. What was a trickle in the 60s and 70s became a flood in the 80s and 90s of Eager Young Women trying to make it in the professions; in journalism; etc. Because what gave guys like Kozinski the opportunity to engage in his (alleged) shenanigans was the power to boost peoples’ careers. Without that power, very few young women would have given him the time of day.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    Okay, but Judge K. was the youngest federal appeals court judge because he had a lot of semi-heritable traits like intelligence, energy, ambition, manipulativeness, and self-confidence. He's been one of the 15 or so most famous judges in America for decades. The notion that young women ... who are law clerks ... wouldn't give him the time of day ... well, the reason he had so much power was because he had all these heritable traits. Plus he had a lot of power, and women find powerful men sexy. Nature and nurture ...

    The main downside of Judge K was he already had a wife.

    Ms. Bond claims her time with Judge K was the most important emotional experience of her life. Maybe she is telling the truth?

    , @RadicalCenter
    FWIW, neither Dustin Hoffman nor Kozinski was ever remotely handsome. The Tribe certainly has succeeded in changing normal people's perceptions of what is physically attractive.
    , @Jack D
    Although IIRC (it's hard keeping track nowadays) one (or maybe more) of his accusers said that Kozinski suggested to them that they go to a motel together (BTW, Kozinski was a big joker so it's not clear to me that he was really being serious when he said this) , unlike Weinstein and Lauer, none of the accusations involve Kozinski actually having done the dirty deed or even taken "it" out of his pants, so I would say that Viagra was not a factor in his case.

    One of the features of witch hunts or moral panics (and this is exactly what this is) is that all offenders from the most egregious to the most mild receive the most severe penalty. In the past this was death but nowadays it's only career death. So on one end you have Harvey getting penile injections in order to rape women (must act fast before the shot wears off!) and on the other end, Kozinski was accused of pushing aside a woman's lapel in order to read her name tag (unwanted touching by a creepy old guy - off with his creepy ass head!) and it's all the same.
    , @Rosamond Vincy
    ? I've seen some of my former crushes decline in attractiveness, and my only shame is that I could have had such bad taste. "Dear God, I cried and wrote bad poetry over THAT?"
  7. @eah
    The trauma of it all obviously caused her to gain a lot of weight.

    She said she gained 40 pounds clerking for Judge K.

    • Replies: @Another Canadian
    Must have been all those Ronald Reagan jelly beans in the office.
    , @Neoconned
    Ben and Jerry's became her two best friends when he told her he wouldn't leave his wife for her.....
  8. Wikipedia says she always wanted to be a writer. She seems to acheive a similar degree of sucess in all her endevours, be they in science, law, or letters. A renaissance women.

    Milan was raised in Southern California. She wrote her first book at the age of ten, and intended to be an author from a young age.[1] After failing spectacularly at this, she changed her mind. She received a double major in mathematics and chemistry from Florida State University in 2000, and went on to get a Master’s degree in Physical Chemistry from UC Berkeley in 2003, where she did research on computer models of glassy behavior.[2]

    She then went to the University of Michigan Law School, where she graduated summa cum laude,[3] after which she clerked for Alex Kozinski of the 9th Circuit, [4] followed by Retired Associate Justice Sandra Day O’Connor[5] and Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy of the Supreme Court of the United States.[6] She was a law professor at Seattle University School of Law for several years, teaching contracts and intellectual property, before quitting to write full-time.[7]

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

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    Obviously, a victim!
    , @AnotherDad
    This Heidi Bond bio is basically a refutation of all the lies and whines of contemporary feminism.

    This gal is clearly pretty sharp. Her bio suggests she actually *could* have made it in any number of male fields--science, tech, law--but she did not want to. She basically kept moving further and further away from the male/math toward female/verbal at each step. Even law which is nicely pitched between the male and female poles with male logic, but in verbal form and plenty of people skill interactions was apparently too dry and unappealing to her female brain. And she's now thinking about what really gets her going--not "you go girrrl" math and physical chemistry--but heaving bosoms ripped from their bodice.

    But apparently, as Steve would say, we're not supposed to notice.
  9. Steve,

    Certified lunatics like Heidi Bond through her unrequited alter ego Constance Milan are driving the national discourse.

    Gimme A Break!

  10. @sabril

    How much of what’s going is related to Viagra (and the like) keeping aging roués in the game, in their own minds, too long?
     
    I would guess "not that much," since much -- perhaps most -- of Kozinski's alleged misconduct seems to have been 20 or so years ago.

    I am tempted to hypothesize that the obesity epidemic may have something to do with it. Kozinski has suffered a massive decline in terms of his physical appearance. Part of it is due to normal aging, of course, but it has been greatly exacerbated by his dramatic weight gain. Why does this matter? Well, if a woman sees him today, she will have a tendency to subconsciously think "OMG, I let THAT behave sexually with me?!?" And suddenly an event that she laughed off (or was flattered by) 20 years ago gets retconned into harassment or worse.

    But at the same time, Kozinski had become pretty unattractive at least 10 years ago and these accusations did not surface until now. Meanwhile, Dustin Hoffman looks pretty good for 80 and it hasn't given him any immunity.

    I do think that internet + cell phones have had an impact. It's a lot easier now for the objects of these guys' affections to be found and to find each other; the possibility of multiple accusations at roughly the same time makes each individual accusation much easier, psychologically, to make.

    But I think the real change which is ultimately responsible is feminism. What was a trickle in the 60s and 70s became a flood in the 80s and 90s of Eager Young Women trying to make it in the professions; in journalism; etc. Because what gave guys like Kozinski the opportunity to engage in his (alleged) shenanigans was the power to boost peoples' careers. Without that power, very few young women would have given him the time of day.

    Okay, but Judge K. was the youngest federal appeals court judge because he had a lot of semi-heritable traits like intelligence, energy, ambition, manipulativeness, and self-confidence. He’s been one of the 15 or so most famous judges in America for decades. The notion that young women … who are law clerks … wouldn’t give him the time of day … well, the reason he had so much power was because he had all these heritable traits. Plus he had a lot of power, and women find powerful men sexy. Nature and nurture …

    The main downside of Judge K was he already had a wife.

    Ms. Bond claims her time with Judge K was the most important emotional experience of her life. Maybe she is telling the truth?

    • Replies: @sabril

    The notion that young women … who are law clerks … wouldn’t give him the time of day … well, the reason he had so much power was because he had all these heritable traits.
     
    I agree it can be difficult to separate things out, but here's a thought experiment:

    Suppose the same Kozinski had moved to the US from Europe at age 25, making it impossible for him to master the English language and get the education necessary for his illustrious career. So he had instead gone on to be a moderately successful tradesman. To be sure, he still would have slayed p*ssy in his 20s and 30s based on his good looks, but by his late 40s, it would have been difficult to walk into a bar, club, or other social situation and get young women to pay enough attention to him for them to even become aware of his intelligence, energy, etc.

    No, what gets the young women to pay attention to a middle-aged man is perceived status. Put another way, the girls need to think that the man is likely to have something they want.
    , @Anonymous
    Ms. Bond claims her time with Judge K was the most important emotional experience of her life. Maybe she is telling the truth?

    Perhaps Kozinski's influence liberated her to get in touch with her real self.

    The trajectory - super-bright, high-achieving student discovers that sex is more interesting than academia - is reminiscent of the case of the child prodigy Muslim student at Oxford who found a more agreeable niche in life as a prostitute.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-550549/How-child-prodigy-Oxford-130-hour-prostitute.html

  11. I’m calling cultural appropriation shenanigans on her. She changed her name to “Courtney” to sell books. Shenanigans, I tells ya.

  12. @george
    Wikipedia says she always wanted to be a writer. She seems to acheive a similar degree of sucess in all her endevours, be they in science, law, or letters. A renaissance women.

    Milan was raised in Southern California. She wrote her first book at the age of ten, and intended to be an author from a young age.[1] After failing spectacularly at this, she changed her mind. She received a double major in mathematics and chemistry from Florida State University in 2000, and went on to get a Master's degree in Physical Chemistry from UC Berkeley in 2003, where she did research on computer models of glassy behavior.[2]

    She then went to the University of Michigan Law School, where she graduated summa cum laude,[3] after which she clerked for Alex Kozinski of the 9th Circuit, [4] followed by Retired Associate Justice Sandra Day O'Connor[5] and Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy of the Supreme Court of the United States.[6] She was a law professor at Seattle University School of Law for several years, teaching contracts and intellectual property, before quitting to write full-time.[7]

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

    Obviously, a victim!

  13. @Steve Sailer
    Here is Bond/Milan's explanation of the title of her first romance novel "Proof by Seduction:"

    ABOUT THE TITLE
    There’s a method of mathematical proof called a “Proof by Induction.” Induction is a method of logical thinking, and it’s closely releated to another kind of logical thinking (deduction). The scientific method (please discard all that hypothesis/test crap you may have learned in junior high; it is wrong and insulting, as many junior high teachers think that “testing” a hypothesis means proving it is right, rather than trying to prove it wrong, which results in some horrible misunderstandings) itself is a method of inductive reasoning. The basic idea is: Observe once. Observe again. Repeat observations. The more you observe something, the more likely it is that you can predict future behavior. Thus: The sun rose yesterday. It rose the day before yesterday. And so forth and so forth; we can conclude that it is very likely to rise tomorrow. Inductive reasoning is the essence of scientific inquiry.

    And that’s where the title Proof by Seduction comes from. It combines both the hard rigor and finality of proof with the languid sensuality of seduction. As an added bonus, it’s an awful pun that will make scientists the world over glare at me and stalk off in disgust. I did not mention this little tidbit to anyone while the book was on submission, because I was pretty sure that if I told them that the title was great because it was a horrible scientific pun that nobody would get, they would change it instantly to something less dorky. Now I’ve snuck it by them, and it is too late! Mu ha ha!

    The nitpicky amongst you will note that Gareth, as a scientist, really only employs the method of inductive reasoning, not ever a proof by induction. This bothered me to no small extent, but ultimately “Proof by Seduction” is a much, much better title than “Proof by Seductive Reasoning” and elegance won out over the desire to have an arcane pun that was both arcane and nitpicky.

    http://www.courtneymilan.com/proofbyseduction.php

    “The basic idea is: Observe once. Observe again. Repeat observations. The more you observe something, the more likely it is that you can predict future behavior. ” Not really. The problem is infinity. Induction proves something for all cases, it sounds like she is using 1,2,3 to extrapolate 4,5,6…

    In induction you prove something for 1,2,3 … n, n+1. He romance novel seems to have 1,2,3,… which is clever, but if she could work n, n +1 into it it would be brilliant. I am almost tempted to read it to see how she handles n, n+1, but I dont think she does. 1,2,3 is ordinary high school math team clever, n,n+1 is math olympiad contender.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mathematical_induction

    • Replies: @george
    Hey, she replaced the classic induction of cases 1,2,3,4 ... n,n+1 with 1,2,3,4 ... #MeToo, but I still think she is extrapolating not inducting. But that may be because of my inherent mysogny or I am not woke or something.
    , @John Derbyshire
    Uh, no: You first show your theorem is true for some particular number. Then you prove that IF your theorem is true for any n, THEN it must be true for n+1. It follows that it must be true for all succeeding numbers.
    , @candid_observer
    Mathematical induction could hardly be more different from the sort of induction Bond describes, which is much more Francis Bacon's idea of induction.

    Among other things, mathematical induction is purely a form of deductive reasoning. As I recollect, it's pretty much assumed as an axiom for Peano arithmetic (and proved in standard forms of set theory), and all instances of its use are therefore deductive.

    The Francis Bacon (and David Hume) idea of induction is inherently non-deductive. The most obvious divergence is that the conclusion of such induction is never certain, as Hume rather gleefully pointed out. The sun may rise every day through today, but may not rise tomorrow (maybe the sun gets sucked into a black hole). There is no necessary connection, Hume loved to say.

    But guess what? I have the slightest hunch that none of this really figures into writing romance novels. I have the slightest hunch that this whole line of talk is Bond's way of muddying her waters that they might appear deep.

    A deep romance novel is quite a concept, of course. Just one more way Bond chooses to live the life of conspicuous fakery.

    , @guest
    I don't really know what you're talking about, because I'm innumerate. But in layman's terms induction is simply reasoning from the particular to the general. Which is the opposite of deduction.

    Let's not overthink things.
  14. Heartiste was right about lawyer-esses and manjaws

  15. It looks like the trauma of the whole experience caused her to comfort eat gorge and gain weight — poor thing.

    • Replies: @Yan Shen
    Doesn't Whiskey keep a copy of this around for his uh night time reading?
    , @Anonymous
    Oh, there's so much right about that. The fake blonde, the fat, the hot black buck--with eyeglasses yet--the threat of abandonment, the stereotype of black men preferring all of the above; it just goes on and on.
    , @TheJester
    Is Heidi Bond fascinated with "hot" forbidden sex ... with powerful Jewish judges, muscular black men, etc.? Indeed, is she so fascinated by it that she left a promising legal career to fantasize about it for a living?

    Think of the service that Judge Kozinski did for her by fueling her passion for this literary genre in the year she worked for him.

    For Heidi, passion for "forbidden fruit" appears to be justified in the name of diversity. It is the virtue of intersectional inclusiveness that breaks down the doors of prejudice ... or something like that.
  16. @george
    "The basic idea is: Observe once. Observe again. Repeat observations. The more you observe something, the more likely it is that you can predict future behavior. " Not really. The problem is infinity. Induction proves something for all cases, it sounds like she is using 1,2,3 to extrapolate 4,5,6...

    In induction you prove something for 1,2,3 ... n, n+1. He romance novel seems to have 1,2,3,... which is clever, but if she could work n, n +1 into it it would be brilliant. I am almost tempted to read it to see how she handles n, n+1, but I dont think she does. 1,2,3 is ordinary high school math team clever, n,n+1 is math olympiad contender.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mathematical_induction

    Hey, she replaced the classic induction of cases 1,2,3,4 … n,n+1 with 1,2,3,4 … #MeToo, but I still think she is extrapolating not inducting. But that may be because of my inherent mysogny or I am not woke or something.

    • Replies: @Merde
    Well, she does say that disagreeing with her is not just wrong it is also insulting.
    , @EdwardM
    Very insightful comment. Could be a good meme for Steve: extrapolation as the lazy man's* induction.

    *Lazy, and/or SJW-infused, and/or deliberately obtuse, and/or agenda-driven, and/or innumerate. Ideal for our times.

    Then there's inference, which statisticians practice and which is opposite from induction though on the surface allows one to claim to draw conclusions about the patterns that exist across a population.
  17. Inevitably Bond now wants everyone to know that she is more enthusiastic about diversity that you are.

    In her latest blog post she scratches another earnest lady for not correctly mouthing the diversity liturgy.

    On January 15, 2016, a post went up on Kirkus Reviews blog. That post was about celebrating diversity. It also contained this extremely troubling claim: “I rarely get romances to review that are written by or include characters of color. So even when I actually buy a book, or a publisher sends me an author I really want to read, I usually don’t have time—reading that book takes me away from titles I get paid to read.” Let me translate if you’re not seeing what’s wrong with this: This says that Kirkus and NPR (the entities this author works for) by and large do not review books by diverse authors. The author of that post vowed to read more diverse romances in her spare time, but did not say anything about trying to change the conversation at her institutions.

    These are major review sources. Librarians and book sellers rely on these publications to decide who to purchase. Not being reviewed by these sources, ever, makes it materially difficult for an author to have a break out career in traditional publishing.

    This is an example of structural racism. Everyone may mean well, but if a publisher knows that a debut author isn’t going to get a Kirkus review, that publisher is less likely to buy that author–even if they care about diverse books, they also have to care about the bottom line. If a librarian wants to buy diverse romances for her collection, but they aren’t being reviewed, how does she find them? And so on and so on.

    However positive your personal interactions with the individual who wrote that post may be, that person has a history of interacting with–particularly–women of color and queer authors in a way that has been less positive. Not all queer authors or women of color. I don’t even know if it’s most of them. But it’s enough that there’s a pattern. This history is not based on the one post I list above. It is a years-long history. I don’t want to make this post about her. I’m not posting examples. I don’t actually want to hurt her personally, but I do want to address the structural racism, and I have to mention this history to contextualize what happened.

    Diversity – believe or else!

  18. @eah
    It looks like the trauma of the whole experience caused her to comfort eat gorge and gain weight -- poor thing.

    http://www.courtneymilan.com/themes/general-images/keepme.jpg

    Doesn’t Whiskey keep a copy of this around for his uh night time reading?

    • LOL: AnotherDad
    • Replies: @Whiskey
    No. It does prove my point. The cover and book are designed to sell. To make money. The author and publisher think at least it will make money.

    The threat is there. In China anti African riots are common since African males find it easy to pull most of the hottest Chinese women already in short supply
  19. In my old home town, every other at-risk girl was pimped out for years and no one gave a sh1t. They still don’t.

    This is a blatant power grab.

    It’s kind of satisfying seeing powerful Liberal Jews on the receiving end for once.

    • Replies: @Flip

    It’s kind of satisfying seeing powerful Liberal Jews on the receiving end for once.
     
    He's more libertarian than liberal.
  20. In my old home town, every other at-risk girl was pimped out for years and no one gave a sh1t. They still don’t.

    This is a blatant power grab.

    It’s kind of satisfying seeing powerful Liberal Jews on the receiving end for once.

    • Replies: @SMK
    A "power grab" by whom and to what end? Why now, right before the Roy Moore/Doug Jones election, and at the end of Trumps first year in office when Mueller's investigation has been exposed as a witch-hunt that has uncovered no evidence of "collusion" with the Russians to defeat Hillary and is dominated and corrupted by revanchist Trump haters who want to destroy his Presidency.
    , @SMK
    The feminist obsession with sexual abuse of women by men began in the 1970's, the beginning of the 1970's, nearly half a century ago. Then as now, the focus was on white males committing acts of "sexual harassment" and "date/acquaintance rape," both vaguely and broadly defined, as opposed to the myriads of violent/forcible rapes and gang-rapes, usually brutal and vicious and often involving strangers in street rapes and home invasions, commited by blacks, of which feminists have been largely silent, just as they are now silent over the pandemic of rapes and sexual assaults of European women and girls by Muslim savages and primitives.

    The left-wing lechers, overwhelming Jewish, who've been "outed" and ruined and "shamed," just recently, have been preying on and abusing women for years or even decades. The left-liberal media and feminists were silent over the predations of Harvey Weinstein, including rapes, during the Clinton presidency. The paramount reason for and goal of this hysteria and "moral panic" and witch-hunt over sexual abuse and "misconduct," which began less than a month ago, was to defeat Roy Moore -and now, far more crucially, to compel Trump to resign, hopefully, by impeaching him for "sexual harassment" and "misconduct" or even "sexual assault" for which he can be criminally prosecuted.

    , @unpc downunder
    Rather than a power grab, I'm increasingly seeing this as a good-old white protestant corruption clean up.

    Both Hollywood and the Democrats have become tainted by corruption and depotism in recent years, and this just won't do in an individualistic, right-wing liberal society like the US. Sexual corruption undermines protestant values of conscientiousness, business transparency, and meritocracy.

    If too many actresses and producers give and receive sexual favors for career advancement that undermines the commercial viability of the American entertainment industry. You can't produce films, TV shows and Broadway musicals as efficiently with high levels of sexual corruption (fifty years ago, no one really cared that much, since no one thought of movie-making as a serious industry).

    Same with the Democrats and their backers. If you have lots of horny old-guys giving jobs to young women in exchange for sexual favours it taints the Democrats image as a progressive party that young, white-collar urban liberals can tie their flag to. Of course if the Dems replace horny old white guys with female minorities it will probably just feed the blames of corruption, incompetence and nepotism, but educated white business people only see individuals and systems, not tribes and religions.

  21. In my old home town, every other at-risk girl was pimped out for years and no one gave a sh1t. They still don’t.

    This is a blatant power grab.

    It’s kind of satisfying seeing powerful Liberal Jews on the receiving end for once.

  22. Bond has a very powerful case against the judge if you merely ignore everything you know about human nature (especially female nature), her subsequent careers in law and romance novels, and the nature of the stories in romance novels. Ignoring all of that is a small price to pay to find a mere #metoo victim

    • Replies: @guest
    But you don't have to ignore the romance novel evidence. Women only allow romance novel behavior from men who resemble romance novel love interests. Not just anyone is allowed to "ravish" them. If you do the exact same things a lothario does but don't qualify as a lothario in her eyes, you're a harasser or worse.
    , @CJ

    Bond has a very powerful case against the judge if you merely ignore everything you know about human nature ...
     
    LOL I'm going to steal that.
  23. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Vivia Chen was on this blog before ( http://www.unz.com/isteve/time-chinese-woman-says-calling-amy/ ). I remember her also popping up when the discussion was about female scientist lab workers not dressing sexily enough, or perhaps too sexy– it’s a blur. But the seemingly typo first name “Vivia” is one way her articles stand out… I’m starting to think there could be drawbacks to this career-crazed dragon-lady overclass we’ve imported. The downfall of many a sailor, the epitome of many a Sailerism

  24. @22pp22
    In my old home town, every other at-risk girl was pimped out for years and no one gave a sh1t. They still don't.

    This is a blatant power grab.

    It's kind of satisfying seeing powerful Liberal Jews on the receiving end for once.

    It’s kind of satisfying seeing powerful Liberal Jews on the receiving end for once.

    He’s more libertarian than liberal.

  25. A different take. Most of the takedowns have been aging, powerful, and accomplished Jewish men. Absolutely impossible in (((America))) … unless it was a Jewish-sponsored purge.

    Educated white women have trouble finding husbands. Question: Do Jewish women have trouble finding nice Jewish-boys for husbands? The Internet lights up!

    4 Reasons Why You Can’t ‘Find a Nice Jewish Boy’

    Things have changed since you were young. Finding a ‘nice Jewish boy’ is now about as easy as finding ‘a nice studio apartment for under $1,500 in NYC.’ So if you’re wondering why your super smart, successful, beautiful perfect goddess of a daughter is still on the market, I have your answer …

    Out of our New York women, 19% identify as Jewish, and out of our New York men, 13% identify as Jewish — that means there are nearly 50% more Jewish women than men in our database. There are a number of possible explanations for this — maybe women are just more likely to be religious, or Jewish women are more likely to join our service. But regardless of the reason, this imbalance, added to the already uneven gender imbalance, does not create a pretty picture for single Jewish women in New York.

    For every Jewish man in New York in our database, there are 3.5 Jewish women. So think of it as a Shabbat dinner, where there are two single Jewish guys, and seven women vying for their attention.

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/lauren-kay/4-reasons-why-you-cant-find-a-nice-jewish-boy_b_7956836.html

    And, we have Gloria Steinem rolling in to called President Trump the “harasser in chief” … and that the #Me Too movement is not done until Trump is gone.

    “Ask Gloria Steinem about the #MeToo movement, and she’ll tell you it’s far from over. To Steinem—feminist icon and co-founder of Ms. magazine and the Women’s Media Center—the movement can’t declare victory until Donald Trump is removed from the White House.

    Trump—to Steinem, the “harasser in chief“—has been the subject of sexual-misconduct accusations by 17 women …”

    https://qz.com/1153163/gloria-steinem-thinks-she-has-a-way-to-get-trump-fired/

    So, there is a movement and there are leaders … Jewish women leaders. Let me speculate.

    Just as iSteve suggests that a lot of the social trauma in the United States (feminism as an example) are Jews working out their internal traumas on a public stage, perhaps the #Me Too purge is a warning to rich, powerful, and accomplished Jewish men to stop ogling and marrying shiksas … and leaving good Jewish women high and dry.

    QED: Why were aging and over-the-hill rich, powerful, and accomplished Jewish men targeted? Because they are disposable! From the Jewish women’s perspective, let’s save the younger rich, powerful, and accomplished Jewish men for Jewish women regardless of their previous romps with shiksas. If they don’t get the message, they’ll turn up the heat until they do. It is just a question of refocusing the exposes in the social media on progressively younger Jewish men until they get the message.

    Talk about ball-breakers!

    • LOL: TheBoom
    • Replies: @sabril
    Most of these "man shortage" articles don't stand up to scrutiny on close inspection. This is normally done by having a stricter definition of "eligible man" than "eligible woman."

    So for example, they will define an "eligible man" as being single and employed and an "eligible woman" as merely being single. While it seems reasonable for women to insist on a husband who has a job, why can't men insist on having a wife who is childless?

    A reasonable definition of "eligible woman" is one who is single, childless, of child-bearing age, and not obese. By this definition, there is a massive massive shortage of eligible women in the United States.

    And observable reality confirms this: A single childless girl in her 20s who is not obese can easily have men lining up with marriage proposals. Men who are themselves single, childless, employed, and not obese. And the same race/religion as her.

    These "man shortage" articles normally are aimed at women in their late 30s and 40s. Well, duh. What "nice Jewish boy" is going to want to settle down with a woman who can't give him children and possibly already has children from a prior relationship?
    , @Anonymous
    That's a compelling theory. And I just happened to watch Jackie Mason's old stage show where he riffed on how Jewish men--millionaires!--permit themselves to be ruled by Jewish women who don't even work.
    , @Jack D
    AFAIK, just as many Jewish boys are born as Jewish girls, so any dating imbalance must be localized. Places like NYC always have lots of jobs for young single women - intern, production assistant, etc. so there is an imbalance of women in these cities. Charlie Rose had a veritable harem of something like 20 young women in his organization. Even if he wasn't sleeping with most of them, he liked having the young things fluttering around the office (around him) and bouncing in a most delightful way. Women were much more effective at lining up potential guests for Rose's show (by flirting with them). Of course no one complained that it was discriminatory for Rose to have an all female staff.
    , @Rosamond Vincy
    Or maybe Bad Jewish Boys are more interesting. Younger woman aren't attracted to nice guys in general, and older women (who might appreciate them after being burned a few times), aren't attractive TO them.
    , @fish

    So think of it as a Shabbat dinner, where there are two single Jewish guys, and seven women vying for their attention.
     
    Sorry.....I prefer to think of it as the ratio originally presented 3.5 to 1, 1 Jewish guy and 3 1/2 Jewish women.

    I'm funny that way!
    , @Lurker
    I was once with my jewish girlfriend, she was talking to some other jewish girls. And having forgotten about me, the goy in the woodpile, were voicing the exasperated opinion that there were no nice jewish boys. Mocking the whole concept in fact.
    , @Karl
    25 The Jester > For every Jewish man in New York in our database, there are 3.5 Jewish women


    El Al makes good money from ferrying American Jewish girls over to Israel for their husband-hunt. If I held stock in El Al, i'd be busy trying to encourage American Jewish bachelors' to find their "basherte" down at the NYU Asian Students Club.

    God alone can count how much pussy that average Joe-Shmuckatelli (we call it "palohnee almohnee") guys in an IDF infantry uniform have scored off of hopeful foreign Jewesses

    If you really want to explore this dark corner of the universe, go google on "the shidduch crisis"

  26. Ms. Bond writes romance novels under the nom de plume Heidi Milan. From HeidiMilan.com:

    Should read “Courtney” here.

  27. Fwiw, this would be a pretty convenient moment for a lot of Reagan and HW Bush appointees to call it a career

  28. @Steve Sailer
    She said she gained 40 pounds clerking for Judge K.

    Must have been all those Ronald Reagan jelly beans in the office.

  29. So he’s going to retire on a federal judge’s pension at age 67… Wow, they really nailed him lol.

    Viagra could be a factor, what about testosterone? Guys using the testosterone gels to get their levels “up” (to be within normal human range from 50 years ago), the rush of new T makes them more aggressive than typical, and they try things they otherwise wouldn’t have – they aren’t used to feeling so “manly” so they don’t really know how to keep it under control. Just spitballing as usual.

    Also, a bestselling romance novelist is a way way way better job than being a biglaw lawyer in terms of stress, work hours, and everything else.

    • Agree: The Anti-Gnostic
    • Replies: @The Anti-Gnostic
    Law is pretty tedious, and working for a mission-oriented federal appellate judge means a lot of time spent doing very non-glamorous tasks. I'm not surprised that a smart, imaginative woman eventually quit the business to write bodice-rippers. There's a lot of room for creative problem-solving but not much for artistic, imaginative expression. An "imaginative" lawyer or accountant will wreck a case or a deal.

    She seems to have done quite well for herself, and is married too. I don't know if her husband is as rakish and brilliant as Kozinski but hey, life is about trade-offs. She's had many more good career and personal options than most people get.

    This line interested me:


    She says she couldn’t bear to teach at her own law school because, “when I did visit the campus, it reminded me too much of who I had been before the clerkship, and I couldn’t handle the memory.”
     
    Wait, what?! What is "it?" Is she talking about seeing young, attractive female law students reminding you daily that you're approaching the downslope and there's a conveyor belt of young, good-looking talent waiting to step seamlessly in to your position? Welcome to middle age, Ms. Bond.

    Reminds me of a post I wrote three years ago:

    https://anti-gnostic.blogspot.com/2014/09/allow-me-to-translate.html

    Scott Peck's terse dictum, "Life is hard," is unappreciated. Lots of people would be glad to have Heidi Bond's problems.

    Also, Vivia Chen calling her blog "The Careerist" is high self-parody.

  30. Heidi? Heidi.com? Is that a typo, a Freudian slip, or something else?

  31. @Steve Sailer
    not luring the then, mid-50s Judge Kozinski away from his life as a Circuit Court of Appeals judge to be devoted to her?

    I don't think romance novels are about luring the hero away from his life so much as luring him away from his wife.

    As for the appeal of Judge Kozinski's genes to Ms. Bond/Milan, read her hyper-nerdy "About the Title" explanation for "Proof by Seduction" at the bottom of this page:

    http://www.courtneymilan.com/proofbyseduction.php

    Judge K isn't the dream man for every girl, but for a 2-time Supreme Court law clerk type like her ...

    Judge K isn’t the dream man for every girl, but for a 2-time Supreme Court law clerk type like her …

    I guess it’s possible but I’m not sure that I see a woman with an educational pedigree that includes an M.S. from Berkeley and a J.D. from Michigan, who ultimately went on to clerk in Washington, and who happened to have a yen for powerful nerds, being that hard up for options that she would have been left pining pitiably for years over a married man a quarter-century her senior. Maybe Kozinski really did have some Kavorka thing going on. (https://youtu.be/UEiMv4mCI1g?t=1m7s)

    What I would buy is that a woman whose life and career ultimately took the path of writing trashy softcore erotica could have had some unacknowledged personal issues that would have been tweaked just so by a possessive, powerful boss with a European accent and a vaguely kinky management style you don’t see in the everyday P.C. world, but that says as much or more about her as it does about Kozinski, and I’m not sure how generally applicable it would be.

    • Replies: @Simon in London
    Kozinski is very high Charisma. He won *me* over, and I'm not a huge fan of Californian lawyers!
    , @anonymous-antimarxist
    Crazy Cat Lady
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXlmeE2jjrI
    , @ben tillman

    I guess it’s possible but I’m not sure that I see a woman with an educational pedigree that includes an M.S. from Berkeley and a J.D. from Michigan, who ultimately went on to clerk in Washington, and who happened to have a yen for powerful nerds, being that hard up for options that she would have been left pining pitiably for years over a married man a quarter-century her senior.
     
    You've got it all wrong. Kozinski is not a nerd, and she was not interested in him because she lacked other options. She wanted him because he was far better than the other options. The age thing is of little importance.
    , @anon

    … M.S. from Berkeley …
     
    Doesn’t a stand-alone M.S. mean you were a Ph.D. washout?
    , @Jack D
    Read her blog post:

    http://www.courtneymilan.com/metoo/kozinski.html

    I don't think she was tweaked at all (maybe secretly resents that she was NOT tweaked). One of the problems with fatties like Bond is that they turn to food for comfort so when she became anxious that Kozinski was NOT looking at her in "that way", she got fatter and even less attractive which only caused Kozinski to ignore her feminine charms even more. In her mind's eye, she sees herself as the irresistible bodice rippee of her novels, while in reality, men see a fattie whose bodice they are not eager to rip at all.

    The REAL problem with when the Judge showed her "porn" (not actual porn - just a picture where people were sitting naked on a sofa amid others who were clothed, not engaged in any sex act) is that the Judge did NOT consider her to be a sex object. If she had been thin and attractive, he wouldn't have done it. Fat people (esp. women) are often invisible to people of the opposite sex - he was treating her as "one of the guys" because he would no more mate with her than he would with an actual guy or a cow. This must have been very painful to Bond who like any fat person has the same inner desires as anyone else. Even if she did not want to have an actual sexual relationship with the judge, she wanted to be seen as ELIGIBLE to have one and not some repulsive creature that could never have made the list that the judge kept.

    Anyway, the idea that Bond was so traumatized that it changed the path of her career is pure retconning.

    , @Anon
    Contrary to what you might think, successful romance writers are not messed-up women. They are hardnosed careerists who quite cynically write to market. They don't write novels, they produce product, and they will mock your artistic pretensions while laughing all the way to the bank. They are completely unromantic, but they know how to manipulate the tropes of romance like an expert.

    Don't kid yourselves about these women. They are businesswomen first, writers second. Heidi Bond is not some random romance writer. She's a bestselling author in the field.

  32. @Steve Sailer
    not luring the then, mid-50s Judge Kozinski away from his life as a Circuit Court of Appeals judge to be devoted to her?

    I don't think romance novels are about luring the hero away from his life so much as luring him away from his wife.

    As for the appeal of Judge Kozinski's genes to Ms. Bond/Milan, read her hyper-nerdy "About the Title" explanation for "Proof by Seduction" at the bottom of this page:

    http://www.courtneymilan.com/proofbyseduction.php

    Judge K isn't the dream man for every girl, but for a 2-time Supreme Court law clerk type like her ...

    “I don’t think romance novels are about luring the hero away from his life so much as luring him away from his wife.”

    I dunno … my wife reads these novellas to me when we’re on the beach, and thus far the leading males have all been available.

    • Replies: @fish

    I dunno … my wife reads these novellas to me when we’re on the beach, and thus far the leading males have all been available.
     
    WTF?
  33. @Steve Sailer
    Here is Bond/Milan's explanation of the title of her first romance novel "Proof by Seduction:"

    ABOUT THE TITLE
    There’s a method of mathematical proof called a “Proof by Induction.” Induction is a method of logical thinking, and it’s closely releated to another kind of logical thinking (deduction). The scientific method (please discard all that hypothesis/test crap you may have learned in junior high; it is wrong and insulting, as many junior high teachers think that “testing” a hypothesis means proving it is right, rather than trying to prove it wrong, which results in some horrible misunderstandings) itself is a method of inductive reasoning. The basic idea is: Observe once. Observe again. Repeat observations. The more you observe something, the more likely it is that you can predict future behavior. Thus: The sun rose yesterday. It rose the day before yesterday. And so forth and so forth; we can conclude that it is very likely to rise tomorrow. Inductive reasoning is the essence of scientific inquiry.

    And that’s where the title Proof by Seduction comes from. It combines both the hard rigor and finality of proof with the languid sensuality of seduction. As an added bonus, it’s an awful pun that will make scientists the world over glare at me and stalk off in disgust. I did not mention this little tidbit to anyone while the book was on submission, because I was pretty sure that if I told them that the title was great because it was a horrible scientific pun that nobody would get, they would change it instantly to something less dorky. Now I’ve snuck it by them, and it is too late! Mu ha ha!

    The nitpicky amongst you will note that Gareth, as a scientist, really only employs the method of inductive reasoning, not ever a proof by induction. This bothered me to no small extent, but ultimately “Proof by Seduction” is a much, much better title than “Proof by Seductive Reasoning” and elegance won out over the desire to have an arcane pun that was both arcane and nitpicky.

    http://www.courtneymilan.com/proofbyseduction.php

    Kill me now.

  34. OT–three kinds of bollards at German Christmas markets:

    Gift-wrapped:
    http://www.nw.de/nachrichten/thema/21985987_Weihnachtsmarkt-in-Bochum-verpackt-Terrorsperren-mit-Geschenkpapier.html

    With lettering: “Understanding, equality, dignity, respect, trust”
    http://www.wz.de/lokales/krefeld/stahlpoller-schuetzen-krefelder-weihnachtsmarkt-vor-terror-1.2568983 (in this context “Achtung” + “Respekt” are synonyms of Germanic and Latin origin respectively, but those do-gooders are too bloated in the head to get it)

    Increasingly, people write “Danke Merkel” on them:
    https://www.rnz.de/nachrichten/heidelberg_artikel,-weihnachtsmarkt-am-karlsplatz-heidelberg-betonsperren-mit-danke-merkel-besprueht-_arid,322784.html

    • Replies: @Simon in London
    " Tomorrow, Schwarz wants to hire a decorator to have the concrete block encased in a wooden box covered with gold foil. "

    Turning the anti-terror bollard into an Xmas present from Frau Merkel - truly this Herr Schwarz is a Power Level 11 Meme Warrior!
    , @Bill B.
    Alarmingly even these hideous concrete blocks don't work. They won't stop a truck.


    http://gatesofvienna.net/2017/12/merkel-legos-arent-just-ugly-theyre-useless/
  35. The Narrative has truly descended into self-parody just when you’d think they would be exerting most effort to paper over the cracks.

    But I guess this article is aimed at girly-girl females with the same a-rational mindset as the victim-protagonist-failed Mrs Kozinski.

  36. @theo the kraut
    OT--three kinds of bollards at German Christmas markets:

    Gift-wrapped:
    http://www.nw.de/nachrichten/thema/21985987_Weihnachtsmarkt-in-Bochum-verpackt-Terrorsperren-mit-Geschenkpapier.html

    With lettering: "Understanding, equality, dignity, respect, trust"
    http://www.wz.de/lokales/krefeld/stahlpoller-schuetzen-krefelder-weihnachtsmarkt-vor-terror-1.2568983 (in this context "Achtung" + "Respekt" are synonyms of Germanic and Latin origin respectively, but those do-gooders are too bloated in the head to get it)

    Increasingly, people write "Danke Merkel" on them:
    https://www.rnz.de/nachrichten/heidelberg_artikel,-weihnachtsmarkt-am-karlsplatz-heidelberg-betonsperren-mit-danke-merkel-besprueht-_arid,322784.html

    ” Tomorrow, Schwarz wants to hire a decorator to have the concrete block encased in a wooden box covered with gold foil. ”

    Turning the anti-terror bollard into an Xmas present from Frau Merkel – truly this Herr Schwarz is a Power Level 11 Meme Warrior!

    • Agree: Percy Gryce
  37. One thing that bothers me about this is that federal judges have lifetime tenure, and they have lifetime tenure for a reason. Its so they are immune to irrational social trends and witch hunts exactly like the one happening now. Literally the only thing that should remove these guys is a lengthy impeachment and removal process in the federal legislature or the judge dies and that is by design, so the current media fad at the moment doesn’t reshape the federal judiciary or its opinions.

    Its pretty much the same with federal Senators. Their terms were set at six years deliberately, so that if worse came to worse a Senator is still there for six years. There are even published arguments from the time of the ratification about the Senate being a place where the passions of the moment were let to cool etc.

    So we have exactly the sort of tar and feathering mob rule that the framers of the Constitution designed the whole thing to negate, and for some reason these guys are resigning anyway.

    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
    Can Trump find a former clerk to accuse that Hawaiian Obama appointee judge of something?
    , @yaqub the mad scientist
    Akhil Reed Amar's call for 12 year terms max for all federal judges, Supreme Court and otherwise- seems like a good compromise.
  38. @Thomas

    Judge K isn’t the dream man for every girl, but for a 2-time Supreme Court law clerk type like her …
     
    I guess it's possible but I'm not sure that I see a woman with an educational pedigree that includes an M.S. from Berkeley and a J.D. from Michigan, who ultimately went on to clerk in Washington, and who happened to have a yen for powerful nerds, being that hard up for options that she would have been left pining pitiably for years over a married man a quarter-century her senior. Maybe Kozinski really did have some Kavorka thing going on. (https://youtu.be/UEiMv4mCI1g?t=1m7s)

    What I would buy is that a woman whose life and career ultimately took the path of writing trashy softcore erotica could have had some unacknowledged personal issues that would have been tweaked just so by a possessive, powerful boss with a European accent and a vaguely kinky management style you don't see in the everyday P.C. world, but that says as much or more about her as it does about Kozinski, and I'm not sure how generally applicable it would be.

    Kozinski is very high Charisma. He won *me* over, and I’m not a huge fan of Californian lawyers!

  39. A lot of lawyers and law professors want to be novelists: Louis Auchincloss, Stephen Carter, Kermit Roosevelt III, Scott Turow, John Grisham. The idea that that’s a big step down from Big Law, the government, or the academy is pretty odd or anachronistic.

    • Replies: @Alec Leamas

    A lot of lawyers and law professors want to be novelists: Louis Auchincloss, Stephen Carter, Kermit Roosevelt III, Scott Turow, John Grisham. The idea that that’s a big step down from Big Law, the government, or the academy is pretty odd or anachronistic.

     

    I think that there's a severe mismatch between what prospective lawyers think that lawyers do, and what lawyers do. So bright people with creative faculties (or, who think they have creative faculties) wind up in Law School. The work simply never matches the expectation for most people - and you add on top of this that most law jobs require the life of a cloistered law monk particularly at the outset. One's other interests and creative outlets tend to get relegated to "someday" then "never."

    Lots of lawyers have escapist fantasies, and becoming a "writer" seems to maintain a certain level of cerebreality while still offering the freedom from grinding tedium and the stress of constant conflict.
    , @whorefinder
    It's more about the money and the work involved to make it. You don't make that much money as a novelist, and most folks never are able to break in to the business. The few people who make the megabucks, like Grisham or Steven King, are far outstripped by the guys who make $30K (or less) writing potboilers.

    Also, people think they just have to write a novel and send it to a few publishers and voila, they're in the business. But it's a hard grind to get an agent and then get a publishing house to want your stuff and to get a decent contract. Writers can go years---or even a decade----before getting published. It's largely who you know and networking and old-fashioned hobnobbing, all of which most lawyers hate. Law is much more steady work if you need to eat, so long as you hang your shingle right.
  40. Wow, I am just taken by the premise of Trade Me:

    To her shock, Blake offers her a trade: She’ll get his income, his house, his car. In exchange, he’ll work her hours and send money home to her family. No expectations; no future obligations.

    I mean, I know, these sorts of novels are not intended as gritty realism, but still, is it really possible to suspend one’s disbelief that far? Really???

    • Replies: @Jack D
    The idea of the prince and the commoner, the master and the slave, trading places is an ancient plot device in literature, going back to Roman times. In fact so hoary (without a w) that nowadays only a hack would use it. Of course part of not being a hack is that you have to give your plot device a believable setup first.


    I did enjoy the Eddie Murphy movie though.

  41. @Steve Sailer
    Okay, but Judge K. was the youngest federal appeals court judge because he had a lot of semi-heritable traits like intelligence, energy, ambition, manipulativeness, and self-confidence. He's been one of the 15 or so most famous judges in America for decades. The notion that young women ... who are law clerks ... wouldn't give him the time of day ... well, the reason he had so much power was because he had all these heritable traits. Plus he had a lot of power, and women find powerful men sexy. Nature and nurture ...

    The main downside of Judge K was he already had a wife.

    Ms. Bond claims her time with Judge K was the most important emotional experience of her life. Maybe she is telling the truth?

    The notion that young women … who are law clerks … wouldn’t give him the time of day … well, the reason he had so much power was because he had all these heritable traits.

    I agree it can be difficult to separate things out, but here’s a thought experiment:

    Suppose the same Kozinski had moved to the US from Europe at age 25, making it impossible for him to master the English language and get the education necessary for his illustrious career. So he had instead gone on to be a moderately successful tradesman. To be sure, he still would have slayed p*ssy in his 20s and 30s based on his good looks, but by his late 40s, it would have been difficult to walk into a bar, club, or other social situation and get young women to pay enough attention to him for them to even become aware of his intelligence, energy, etc.

    No, what gets the young women to pay attention to a middle-aged man is perceived status. Put another way, the girls need to think that the man is likely to have something they want.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    I dunno, Kozinski might well be a rich guy like Soros or Saban if he'd gotten here too late to be a famous judge. As is, he's one of the half dozen most famous judges in America not on the Supreme Court, and he has a more extroverted personality than 99% of judges. You can make a lot of money in a lot of different ways if you are in the 99th percentile of both logic and salesmanship.
    , @Anonymous
    Any person of remotely near this guy's intelligence, can master one foreign language in a couple of years of full immersion combined with formal study, at any age this side of senescence. That actually isn't true of every language, and he will probably have an accent in speech, but generally it is.
  42. @TheJester
    A different take. Most of the takedowns have been aging, powerful, and accomplished Jewish men. Absolutely impossible in (((America))) ... unless it was a Jewish-sponsored purge.

    Educated white women have trouble finding husbands. Question: Do Jewish women have trouble finding nice Jewish-boys for husbands? The Internet lights up!

    4 Reasons Why You Can’t ‘Find a Nice Jewish Boy’

    Things have changed since you were young. Finding a ‘nice Jewish boy’ is now about as easy as finding ‘a nice studio apartment for under $1,500 in NYC.’ So if you’re wondering why your super smart, successful, beautiful perfect goddess of a daughter is still on the market, I have your answer ...

    Out of our New York women, 19% identify as Jewish, and out of our New York men, 13% identify as Jewish — that means there are nearly 50% more Jewish women than men in our database. There are a number of possible explanations for this — maybe women are just more likely to be religious, or Jewish women are more likely to join our service. But regardless of the reason, this imbalance, added to the already uneven gender imbalance, does not create a pretty picture for single Jewish women in New York.

    For every Jewish man in New York in our database, there are 3.5 Jewish women. So think of it as a Shabbat dinner, where there are two single Jewish guys, and seven women vying for their attention.
     
    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/lauren-kay/4-reasons-why-you-cant-find-a-nice-jewish-boy_b_7956836.html

    And, we have Gloria Steinem rolling in to called President Trump the "harasser in chief" ... and that the #Me Too movement is not done until Trump is gone.

    “Ask Gloria Steinem about the #MeToo movement, and she’ll tell you it’s far from over. To Steinem—feminist icon and co-founder of Ms. magazine and the Women’s Media Center—the movement can’t declare victory until Donald Trump is removed from the White House.

    Trump—to Steinem, the “harasser in chief“—has been the subject of sexual-misconduct accusations by 17 women …”
     
    https://qz.com/1153163/gloria-steinem-thinks-she-has-a-way-to-get-trump-fired/

    So, there is a movement and there are leaders ... Jewish women leaders. Let me speculate.

    Just as iSteve suggests that a lot of the social trauma in the United States (feminism as an example) are Jews working out their internal traumas on a public stage, perhaps the #Me Too purge is a warning to rich, powerful, and accomplished Jewish men to stop ogling and marrying shiksas ... and leaving good Jewish women high and dry.

    QED: Why were aging and over-the-hill rich, powerful, and accomplished Jewish men targeted? Because they are disposable! From the Jewish women's perspective, let's save the younger rich, powerful, and accomplished Jewish men for Jewish women regardless of their previous romps with shiksas. If they don't get the message, they'll turn up the heat until they do. It is just a question of refocusing the exposes in the social media on progressively younger Jewish men until they get the message.

    Talk about ball-breakers!

    Most of these “man shortage” articles don’t stand up to scrutiny on close inspection. This is normally done by having a stricter definition of “eligible man” than “eligible woman.”

    So for example, they will define an “eligible man” as being single and employed and an “eligible woman” as merely being single. While it seems reasonable for women to insist on a husband who has a job, why can’t men insist on having a wife who is childless?

    A reasonable definition of “eligible woman” is one who is single, childless, of child-bearing age, and not obese. By this definition, there is a massive massive shortage of eligible women in the United States.

    And observable reality confirms this: A single childless girl in her 20s who is not obese can easily have men lining up with marriage proposals. Men who are themselves single, childless, employed, and not obese. And the same race/religion as her.

    These “man shortage” articles normally are aimed at women in their late 30s and 40s. Well, duh. What “nice Jewish boy” is going to want to settle down with a woman who can’t give him children and possibly already has children from a prior relationship?

    • Replies: @Flip
    "Where have all the good men gone?"
    "They're back in your 20s where you left them."

    — Rollo Tomassi (@RationalMale)
    , @Forbes
    It's even simpler than that: Women have a very high opinion of their looks and personality, and believe they are deserving of only the most accomplished men. The so-called man shortage is due to the mis-match between reality and what women imagination to be their attractiveness.
    , @MBlanc46
    You must live in another possible world where they don’t have double standards. Here on Earth double standards are ubiquitous. Women insist upon it.
    , @guest
    "Man shortage" articles are merely a matter of women complaining they can't attract the best men. Doesn't matter what the general level of manhood is out there. If a wizard were to wave a wand and magically raise the average man to the level of George Clooney--or whoever's the current standard for dream man--women would still compete for Super Cloonies. Then they'd complain that the only men they go out with are mere Cloonies.

    That's how they're built. There's a basic mathematical problem with female sexuality. The best men are defined by having women chase after them. Even if a woman is comfortable being part of a harem, that at best leaves her with a fraction of the better men's time. Which would tend to make her bitter. The rest of mankind is available, but if other women aren't competing for them, they don't count.

    There's no objective standard for eligibility. That word shouldn't really exist in our society especially given the way marriage works nowadays. When they talk about eligible men, they mean the top level of men. Ineligible men aren't ones who are spoken for or who can't provide a basic living. They're men who don't have other women flocking to them. These articles are simply women complaining that they're not part of the elite of womanhood, who can land desirable men at will.

    Men are different, and have different standards. But they have their own problems and delusions.

    , @Flip

    And observable reality confirms this: A single childless girl in her 20s who is not obese can easily have men lining up with marriage proposals. Men who are themselves single, childless, employed, and not obese. And the same race/religion as her.
     
    I remember being a young corporate trainee back in the day working with normal looking 20 something white women, and they were besieged by men in their 20s, 30s, and 40s wanting to date them. I thought it must have been exhausting having to fend off so many men.
  43. Come on Steve, you know the rules for men wanting to initiate an office romance:

    1. Be handsome.

    2. Be attractive.

    3. Don’t be unattractive.

    Break the rules at your peril.

  44. Her on-the-job-training certainly seems to have provided her ample relevant material for her subsequent literary career. A random sampling from Proof by Seduction:

    “She leaned over and untied her garter. She made sure he caught a glimpse of the swell of her breasts as she did so.” (p. 100)

    “She dragged his hand down, slowly. Past collarbone. Up to the top of her breast, to the sensitive summit and then down the other side. Heat trailed down her body, rib by rib. Down she pulled his hand, to her waist. She was dizzy from lust when she stepped away from his grasp again. And he was rampant, his erection a thick bulge in his trousers .” (p. 102)

    “He could trace the valley between her breasts with his eyes. He was humiliatingly, uncontrollably erect. He prayed she didn’t look down.” (p. 155)

    “His hands slipped up her waist, sliding over her chest. Jenny gasped as he thumbed her breasts. His fingers circled the tips, coaxing them into hardness. And then he pulled away from her mouth and placed his lips around her nipple through the material of the dress.” (pp. 164-165).

    • Replies: @Forbes
    More eroticism than occurred in the judge's chambers. How does someone write such passages for public consumption complain that Kozinski's behavior was unnerving (or whatever).
  45. OT: This will cause the goodthinkers to double down on white privilege. From the American Consumers Newsletter:

    “Do you personally see the Confederate flag more as a symbol of Southern pride or more as a symbol of racism,” this is the percentage of 18-to-34-year-olds who answered “Southern Pride”…

    Confederate flag is symbol of Southern Pride
    Blacks: 16%
    Asians: 25%
    Hispanics: 29%
    Non-Hispanic Whites: 55%

  46. Federal judges have overstepped their power for fifty years or more to the detriment of White Core Americans and they should be impeached and removed from power frequently. We got it, some guy at VDARE has taught many of us a new word: Kritarchy. That new word we all learned is Hebrew and it ain’t got much to do with Angles, Saxons, Celts, Normans and all the rest. An illuminated forest clearing in Germany where the barbarians meted out justice is the origins of our law. Andrew Jackson was a judge though.

    Women are biologically inclined to prioritize their own reproductive power over men and the resulting children rather than use an ounce of brain power to contemplate what is best for their nation or ethnic group. We got it. The broads are dumber than a box of rocks and they care too much about the prevailing opinion of the day even if it will lead to the destruction of their people.

    White women will have to be dealt with in politics until such time as we repeal the 19th Amendment.

    White women with college degrees are especially prone to slavish devotion to prevailing societal opinions. I have noticed that most women with college degrees will vote for the non-White political party called the Democrats. I have also noticed that these same White women with college degrees do not want to live anywhere near non-Whites, especially Blacks.

    If your a handsome devil or you have a political message that appeals to White women, they don’t care if you say that some White women are dumb. These White women will think you are talking about some other White lady and not about them.

    God Bless All The White Women Who Voted For Trump.

    Trump Leads To Explicit White Identity Politics; White Women Will Play A Big Role In That.

    • Replies: @Anon
    White women voted pretty much for the same candidates as white men from the time women got the vote on until the divorce rate started climbing in the 1970s. From that point, women voted for whomever would support themselves and their children.

    Go look up female voting patterns. It's not the right to vote that made women start voting heavily Democratic, but the breakdown in marriage. Even today, married women with children vote more Republican than Democrat.
    , @Forbes
    No bitching about WASPs or the WASP/Jew conspiracy to destroy America. How disappointing...
    , @Karl
    46 Charles Pewitt > Kritarchy. That new word we all learned is Hebrew

    no, it is not.
  47. @Thomas

    Judge K isn’t the dream man for every girl, but for a 2-time Supreme Court law clerk type like her …
     
    I guess it's possible but I'm not sure that I see a woman with an educational pedigree that includes an M.S. from Berkeley and a J.D. from Michigan, who ultimately went on to clerk in Washington, and who happened to have a yen for powerful nerds, being that hard up for options that she would have been left pining pitiably for years over a married man a quarter-century her senior. Maybe Kozinski really did have some Kavorka thing going on. (https://youtu.be/UEiMv4mCI1g?t=1m7s)

    What I would buy is that a woman whose life and career ultimately took the path of writing trashy softcore erotica could have had some unacknowledged personal issues that would have been tweaked just so by a possessive, powerful boss with a European accent and a vaguely kinky management style you don't see in the everyday P.C. world, but that says as much or more about her as it does about Kozinski, and I'm not sure how generally applicable it would be.

    Crazy Cat Lady

    • Replies: @anonymous-antimarxist
    "Heidi Bond/Courtney Milan" is now officially an Alt-Right meme forever associated with the "The Crazy Cat Lady".

    All we need now is for the good goys at the Daily Shoah to do dramatic readings from her collected works.
    , @fish
    GREATEST COMPILATION EVER!



    I gotta go towel off.....
  48. @george
    "The basic idea is: Observe once. Observe again. Repeat observations. The more you observe something, the more likely it is that you can predict future behavior. " Not really. The problem is infinity. Induction proves something for all cases, it sounds like she is using 1,2,3 to extrapolate 4,5,6...

    In induction you prove something for 1,2,3 ... n, n+1. He romance novel seems to have 1,2,3,... which is clever, but if she could work n, n +1 into it it would be brilliant. I am almost tempted to read it to see how she handles n, n+1, but I dont think she does. 1,2,3 is ordinary high school math team clever, n,n+1 is math olympiad contender.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mathematical_induction

    Uh, no: You first show your theorem is true for some particular number. Then you prove that IF your theorem is true for any n, THEN it must be true for n+1. It follows that it must be true for all succeeding numbers.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Oh dear, George. You seem to have attracted an actual expert. Oh well. Thank God this unpleasant event didn't happen to Ms Chen! I mean Bond.
    , @anonymous-antimarxist
    Dear Mr Derbyshire,

    Since I bet your will be unable to pass up the opportunity to mention the unrequited longings of Heidi Bond/Courtney Milan for Judge K in your next Radio Derb as a part of your ongoing coverage of the "Pervnado"(did you know #pernado is twitter hashtag?), perhaps you could do a dramatic reading a one of the more cringe inducing passages from Ms Milan's romance novels.

    Who knows perhaps you could outsource some of the work to Candi, Mandi and/or Brandi from Taki's Island days.
    , @Deckin
    As far as I recall, mathematical induction is a generic deductive proof technique of which induction on the set of natural numbers (which seems to be what Mr. Derbyshire has in mind) is one kind. So long as a set is inductively defined (e.g., well-formed formulae in Boolean Algebra) by means of iterative functions (e.g., for natural numbers, the successor function; for Boolean Algebra, the conjunction function, e.g.), one can prove things about that set and those operations using mathematical induction. The inductive step (which Mr. Derbyshire rightly outlines as a hypothetical) would proceed to show that anything that holds for that arbitrarily selected member of the set would hold for any other member of the set so long as it's constructed properly by means of the very functions used to define the set in the first place. Or something like that.

    I'm not sure I see any evidence that Ms. Whatever knows any of this.
  49. @Steve Sailer
    Here is Bond/Milan's explanation of the title of her first romance novel "Proof by Seduction:"

    ABOUT THE TITLE
    There’s a method of mathematical proof called a “Proof by Induction.” Induction is a method of logical thinking, and it’s closely releated to another kind of logical thinking (deduction). The scientific method (please discard all that hypothesis/test crap you may have learned in junior high; it is wrong and insulting, as many junior high teachers think that “testing” a hypothesis means proving it is right, rather than trying to prove it wrong, which results in some horrible misunderstandings) itself is a method of inductive reasoning. The basic idea is: Observe once. Observe again. Repeat observations. The more you observe something, the more likely it is that you can predict future behavior. Thus: The sun rose yesterday. It rose the day before yesterday. And so forth and so forth; we can conclude that it is very likely to rise tomorrow. Inductive reasoning is the essence of scientific inquiry.

    And that’s where the title Proof by Seduction comes from. It combines both the hard rigor and finality of proof with the languid sensuality of seduction. As an added bonus, it’s an awful pun that will make scientists the world over glare at me and stalk off in disgust. I did not mention this little tidbit to anyone while the book was on submission, because I was pretty sure that if I told them that the title was great because it was a horrible scientific pun that nobody would get, they would change it instantly to something less dorky. Now I’ve snuck it by them, and it is too late! Mu ha ha!

    The nitpicky amongst you will note that Gareth, as a scientist, really only employs the method of inductive reasoning, not ever a proof by induction. This bothered me to no small extent, but ultimately “Proof by Seduction” is a much, much better title than “Proof by Seductive Reasoning” and elegance won out over the desire to have an arcane pun that was both arcane and nitpicky.

    http://www.courtneymilan.com/proofbyseduction.php

    Wow. The Law’s loss seems to be . . . Literature’s loss as well.

    • Agree: Kevin C.
  50. @anonymous-antimarxist
    Crazy Cat Lady
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXlmeE2jjrI

    “Heidi Bond/Courtney Milan” is now officially an Alt-Right meme forever associated with the “The Crazy Cat Lady”.

    All we need now is for the good goys at the Daily Shoah to do dramatic readings from her collected works.

    • Replies: @Forbes
    Or "The Crazy Fat Lady".
  51. @Percy Gryce
    A lot of lawyers and law professors want to be novelists: Louis Auchincloss, Stephen Carter, Kermit Roosevelt III, Scott Turow, John Grisham. The idea that that's a big step down from Big Law, the government, or the academy is pretty odd or anachronistic.

    A lot of lawyers and law professors want to be novelists: Louis Auchincloss, Stephen Carter, Kermit Roosevelt III, Scott Turow, John Grisham. The idea that that’s a big step down from Big Law, the government, or the academy is pretty odd or anachronistic.

    I think that there’s a severe mismatch between what prospective lawyers think that lawyers do, and what lawyers do. So bright people with creative faculties (or, who think they have creative faculties) wind up in Law School. The work simply never matches the expectation for most people – and you add on top of this that most law jobs require the life of a cloistered law monk particularly at the outset. One’s other interests and creative outlets tend to get relegated to “someday” then “never.”

    Lots of lawyers have escapist fantasies, and becoming a “writer” seems to maintain a certain level of cerebreality while still offering the freedom from grinding tedium and the stress of constant conflict.

    • Replies: @Autochthon
    Home run. Most just drink ourselves to death.
    , @Jack D
    Boo hoo, crocodile tears. Lawyers get to sit in a clean air conditioned office and spend their days doing physically undemanding work - typing on the computer, talking on the phone, etc. For this they get paid an hourly rate far in excess of what people get for risking their lives on slippery roofs or working in trenches in the freezing cold or burning heat.
  52. OT:

    When do we get to see pictures of the genius driving a train 3x the speed limit, killing half a dozen people and trashing millions in federal funding?

    I’m guessing it’s another consequence of running out of white men.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon

    OT:

    When do we get to see pictures of the genius driving a train 3x the speed limit, killing half a dozen people and trashing millions in federal funding?

    I’m guessing it’s another consequence of running out of white men.
     
    This is a recurring theme that Steve has brought up before: third world problems that have now become first world problems. In the span of two days, there was a power-outage at one of the nations busiest airports and a train derailment on to a freeway. The incidence of such events, like the recent fire in Atlanta which caused a key freeway overpass to collapse, seem to be increasing. An anecdotal observation, I know, but still.............one wonders.
    , @Malcolm X-Lax
    I've spent about ten minutes looking and still can't find any information about the "engineer" driving the train.
  53. … Which brings us to Bond’s career choices. Her rejection of what might have been—an illustrious future as a law professor, government lawyer, judge, law firm partner—seems to have its roots with her awful experience … Instead, she pursued something that’s almost antithetical to the logical, cerebral world of law: becoming a romance novelist.

    So leaving serious job X to become a writer isn’t something people still dream of? This chick was traumatized into being a fiction writer?

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    So that's why I left the exciting world of market research for writing!
  54. @Dave Pinsen

    Which brings us to Bond’s career choices. Her rejection of what might have been—an illustrious future as a law professor, government lawyer, judge, law firm partner—seems to have its roots with her awful experience with Kozinski.
     
    Kozinski seems pretty mild compared to the average surgeon or Wall Street hotshot. Will medicine or finance be next in the purge, or are those high pressure jobs less enticing to aspiring purgers?

    Eventually some big shot in the medical field will probably fall, but in general I suspect that the women in the medical field are less hyper-sensitive. Otherwise they wouldn’t last in medicine.

  55. @27 year old
    So he's going to retire on a federal judge's pension at age 67... Wow, they really nailed him lol.

    Viagra could be a factor, what about testosterone? Guys using the testosterone gels to get their levels "up" (to be within normal human range from 50 years ago), the rush of new T makes them more aggressive than typical, and they try things they otherwise wouldn't have - they aren't used to feeling so "manly" so they don't really know how to keep it under control. Just spitballing as usual.

    Also, a bestselling romance novelist is a way way way better job than being a biglaw lawyer in terms of stress, work hours, and everything else.

    Law is pretty tedious, and working for a mission-oriented federal appellate judge means a lot of time spent doing very non-glamorous tasks. I’m not surprised that a smart, imaginative woman eventually quit the business to write bodice-rippers. There’s a lot of room for creative problem-solving but not much for artistic, imaginative expression. An “imaginative” lawyer or accountant will wreck a case or a deal.

    She seems to have done quite well for herself, and is married too. I don’t know if her husband is as rakish and brilliant as Kozinski but hey, life is about trade-offs. She’s had many more good career and personal options than most people get.

    This line interested me:

    She says she couldn’t bear to teach at her own law school because, “when I did visit the campus, it reminded me too much of who I had been before the clerkship, and I couldn’t handle the memory.”

    Wait, what?! What is “it?” Is she talking about seeing young, attractive female law students reminding you daily that you’re approaching the downslope and there’s a conveyor belt of young, good-looking talent waiting to step seamlessly in to your position? Welcome to middle age, Ms. Bond.

    Reminds me of a post I wrote three years ago:

    https://anti-gnostic.blogspot.com/2014/09/allow-me-to-translate.html

    Scott Peck’s terse dictum, “Life is hard,” is unappreciated. Lots of people would be glad to have Heidi Bond’s problems.

    Also, Vivia Chen calling her blog “The Careerist” is high self-parody.

    • Replies: @ben tillman

    Reminds me of a post I wrote three years ago:

    https://anti-gnostic.blogspot.com/2014/09/allow-me-to-translate.html

    Scott Peck’s terse dictum, “Life is hard,” is unappreciated. Lots of people would be glad to have Heidi Bond’s problems.
     
    No kidding. Life's full of tradeoffs. She expects to get the benefits without the costs. Totally unrealistic.
    , @Art Deco
    Scott Peck’s terse dictum, “Life is hard,” is unappreciated. Lots of people would be glad to have Heidi Bond’s problems.

    Scott Peck was affluent from the beginning of his life to the end. It might have been challenging at certain points, but it wasn't hard. The same could be said of the patients he describes in The Road Less Traveled and People of the Lie (for the most part). Peck was an office practitioner and didn't deal with truly wrecked people.
    , @njguy73

    I’m not surprised that a smart, imaginative woman eventually quit the business to write bodice-rippers. There’s a lot of room for creative problem-solving but not much for artistic, imaginative expression. An “imaginative” lawyer or accountant will wreck a case or a deal.
     
    That reminds me of another lady who wrote about how she feels she was not encouraged by her physics professors to pursue science, and instead took up creative writing. As the Sailermeister put it, those professors "might have done her a favor by perhaps surmising that she wouldn’t have been happy pursuing a career of inhuman abstraction. As is appropriate for a professor of creative writing, Pollack is a bit of a drama queen. In an interview promoting her last novel, she used the word 'passion' 11 times in just 90 words."

    http://takimag.com/article/in_search_of_sexier_scientists_steve_sailer/print#axzz3oEDj0dZF

    On a personal note, I have three male friends whom I met during college and who currently have wives with Ph.D.s. The fields of these women:
    - one in psychology, married to a VP of finance
    - one medical ethics, married to hedge-fund employee (title unknown)
    - one in chemistry, married to a computer scientist
    - and the chemistry Ph.D. had a future biology Ph.D. in her bridesmaid party

    That may be a small sample, but it shows how gender does impact the fields one is interested in. That's also why The Big Bang Theory, whatever its merits as a sitcom, is realistic. Male physicists and engineers, female neuroscientists, and microbiologists. And the few female physicists are portrayed and having male-type libidos.

    , @guest
    There's not much room for artistic creativity in writing erotica, either. It's pretty much hack work.

    People tend to think of writing as a romantic career, but have you ever read a biography of a writer? They're likely to be miserable people.

    It is better than being a grunt at a paper factory, I suppose, if you value the particular things it offers. And especially if you have a man to do grunt work for you,l.
    , @LB Jeffries
    Even Fred Branfman wouldn't risk his life for her
  56. 1. Judge Kozinski is an idiot for retiring. He clearly never read Vox’s SJW’s Always Lie, or he would have known the SJWs would have been putting peer pressure on him to resign, and he would’ve rightfully resisted. There was zero chance this was impeachable, so all the SJWs seeking his head had was forcing him to resign. He did so like a fool.

    And I would bet Kozinski has read Vox Day before. iSteve too.

    2. The idea that Kozinski is the reason this chick never went and became a super-big-deal lawyer is laughable. It’s purely an attempt by this woman to make a mountain out a molehill—“If not for this great tragedy in my life from that evil man, I would’ve been president!” This is why people aren’t taking rape allegations so seriously anymore; what emerges after a modern-day rape claim isn’t what Judge Turpin did to Sweeney Todd’s wife, but either what Tom Sawyer did to Beck Thatcher, or, if more R-rated, what Otter did to one of the lovely young ladiers at Delta House.

    Her claim reminds me of some out-of-work actor grumbling that if only he’d been, ahem, more “open to experience” with the casting director he’d have gotten George Clooney’s role in E.R. and been a big star today. Yeah, right.

    3. What makes it even more laughable is that this chick clerked for, not one, but two S.C. justices. That’s writing your own ticket. That’s like becoming a Navy Seal and then never working in military or contracting or military-esque stuff again. Heck, there are plenty of law firms right now that if she applied for a job would hire her, even though she hasn’t worked in law for years.

    4. What the story probably is that this chick got burnt out from her high achievement and realized that law was pretty boring and almost all political and not like To Kill A Mockingbird, and went to a different career that was more fun. That’s a not-untypical former lawyer story.

    She was also doing appellate work, not trial work, and appellate work is dry stuff (no witnesses, no exciting cross examinations, just lawyers arguing law stuff), although it requires a lot of writing. So she had the brains and the practice at writing.

    Many lawyers are wanna-be writers. So it’s not surprising that when she burnt out of being high-achieving lawyer she went and became a romance novelist. Reminds me of the Crazy Cat Lady from The Simpsons, who was lawyer and a doctor…before she burnt out, and well…:

  57. @george
    Hey, she replaced the classic induction of cases 1,2,3,4 ... n,n+1 with 1,2,3,4 ... #MeToo, but I still think she is extrapolating not inducting. But that may be because of my inherent mysogny or I am not woke or something.

    Well, she does say that disagreeing with her is not just wrong it is also insulting.

  58. @John Derbyshire
    Uh, no: You first show your theorem is true for some particular number. Then you prove that IF your theorem is true for any n, THEN it must be true for n+1. It follows that it must be true for all succeeding numbers.

    Oh dear, George. You seem to have attracted an actual expert. Oh well. Thank God this unpleasant event didn’t happen to Ms Chen! I mean Bond.

  59. @eah
    It looks like the trauma of the whole experience caused her to comfort eat gorge and gain weight -- poor thing.

    http://www.courtneymilan.com/themes/general-images/keepme.jpg

    Oh, there’s so much right about that. The fake blonde, the fat, the hot black buck–with eyeglasses yet–the threat of abandonment, the stereotype of black men preferring all of the above; it just goes on and on.

  60. @eah
    The trauma of it all obviously caused her to gain a lot of weight.

    She’s what’s known as “law school hot.”

  61. What was his crime? Asking for her phone number?
    .
    .

  62. @Yan Shen
    Doesn't Whiskey keep a copy of this around for his uh night time reading?

    No. It does prove my point. The cover and book are designed to sell. To make money. The author and publisher think at least it will make money.

    The threat is there. In China anti African riots are common since African males find it easy to pull most of the hottest Chinese women already in short supply

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    I have the impression that the Chinese women in Afro-Chinese marriages tend to be marginalized women.

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1521076/afro-chinese-marriages-boom-guangzhou-will-it-be-til-death
  63. @eD
    One thing that bothers me about this is that federal judges have lifetime tenure, and they have lifetime tenure for a reason. Its so they are immune to irrational social trends and witch hunts exactly like the one happening now. Literally the only thing that should remove these guys is a lengthy impeachment and removal process in the federal legislature or the judge dies and that is by design, so the current media fad at the moment doesn't reshape the federal judiciary or its opinions.

    Its pretty much the same with federal Senators. Their terms were set at six years deliberately, so that if worse came to worse a Senator is still there for six years. There are even published arguments from the time of the ratification about the Senate being a place where the passions of the moment were let to cool etc.

    So we have exactly the sort of tar and feathering mob rule that the framers of the Constitution designed the whole thing to negate, and for some reason these guys are resigning anyway.

    Can Trump find a former clerk to accuse that Hawaiian Obama appointee judge of something?

    • Replies: @whorefinder
    Maybe, but racial loyalty outstrips sexual loyalty. Black congresswoman Sheila Jackson for years has had the the worst reputation for treating staff like slaves and dirt and cruelly, but none of her former staffers will go on the record with their names against her, preferring to be anonymous, because they're all black and they won't call out a fellow Person of Color (aka "Stop Snitching").

    This judge in Hawaii was a racial minority, right? So likely he was allowed to fill his staff with fellow minority members, diversity be danged. They won't snitch on him.

    P.S. Most of the black female Cosby accusers came after the first wave, because black women saw that Cosby was also going after white girls and got upset. Nothing upsets black women quite like knowing your black man mixed with a white girl.
    , @Jim Don Bob
    Get Lisa Bloom on it.
  64. @Percy Gryce
    A lot of lawyers and law professors want to be novelists: Louis Auchincloss, Stephen Carter, Kermit Roosevelt III, Scott Turow, John Grisham. The idea that that's a big step down from Big Law, the government, or the academy is pretty odd or anachronistic.

    It’s more about the money and the work involved to make it. You don’t make that much money as a novelist, and most folks never are able to break in to the business. The few people who make the megabucks, like Grisham or Steven King, are far outstripped by the guys who make $30K (or less) writing potboilers.

    Also, people think they just have to write a novel and send it to a few publishers and voila, they’re in the business. But it’s a hard grind to get an agent and then get a publishing house to want your stuff and to get a decent contract. Writers can go years—or even a decade—-before getting published. It’s largely who you know and networking and old-fashioned hobnobbing, all of which most lawyers hate. Law is much more steady work if you need to eat, so long as you hang your shingle right.

    • Replies: @Jack Hanson
    You're not kidding.

    Fiction is so converged as to make it a damn miracle to get published unless you're a minority of some stripe. Even then what you find is that more and more agents and publishers are demanding your social media history in order to find out what your political opinions are.
  65. Courtney Milan sure likes to write about race mixing.

    http://www.courtneymilan.com/cyclone/

    At the end of her lengthy description of “The Cyclone Series” she notes about the books, phlegmatically: “They are casually diverse.”

  66. @TheJester
    A different take. Most of the takedowns have been aging, powerful, and accomplished Jewish men. Absolutely impossible in (((America))) ... unless it was a Jewish-sponsored purge.

    Educated white women have trouble finding husbands. Question: Do Jewish women have trouble finding nice Jewish-boys for husbands? The Internet lights up!

    4 Reasons Why You Can’t ‘Find a Nice Jewish Boy’

    Things have changed since you were young. Finding a ‘nice Jewish boy’ is now about as easy as finding ‘a nice studio apartment for under $1,500 in NYC.’ So if you’re wondering why your super smart, successful, beautiful perfect goddess of a daughter is still on the market, I have your answer ...

    Out of our New York women, 19% identify as Jewish, and out of our New York men, 13% identify as Jewish — that means there are nearly 50% more Jewish women than men in our database. There are a number of possible explanations for this — maybe women are just more likely to be religious, or Jewish women are more likely to join our service. But regardless of the reason, this imbalance, added to the already uneven gender imbalance, does not create a pretty picture for single Jewish women in New York.

    For every Jewish man in New York in our database, there are 3.5 Jewish women. So think of it as a Shabbat dinner, where there are two single Jewish guys, and seven women vying for their attention.
     
    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/lauren-kay/4-reasons-why-you-cant-find-a-nice-jewish-boy_b_7956836.html

    And, we have Gloria Steinem rolling in to called President Trump the "harasser in chief" ... and that the #Me Too movement is not done until Trump is gone.

    “Ask Gloria Steinem about the #MeToo movement, and she’ll tell you it’s far from over. To Steinem—feminist icon and co-founder of Ms. magazine and the Women’s Media Center—the movement can’t declare victory until Donald Trump is removed from the White House.

    Trump—to Steinem, the “harasser in chief“—has been the subject of sexual-misconduct accusations by 17 women …”
     
    https://qz.com/1153163/gloria-steinem-thinks-she-has-a-way-to-get-trump-fired/

    So, there is a movement and there are leaders ... Jewish women leaders. Let me speculate.

    Just as iSteve suggests that a lot of the social trauma in the United States (feminism as an example) are Jews working out their internal traumas on a public stage, perhaps the #Me Too purge is a warning to rich, powerful, and accomplished Jewish men to stop ogling and marrying shiksas ... and leaving good Jewish women high and dry.

    QED: Why were aging and over-the-hill rich, powerful, and accomplished Jewish men targeted? Because they are disposable! From the Jewish women's perspective, let's save the younger rich, powerful, and accomplished Jewish men for Jewish women regardless of their previous romps with shiksas. If they don't get the message, they'll turn up the heat until they do. It is just a question of refocusing the exposes in the social media on progressively younger Jewish men until they get the message.

    Talk about ball-breakers!

    That’s a compelling theory. And I just happened to watch Jackie Mason’s old stage show where he riffed on how Jewish men–millionaires!–permit themselves to be ruled by Jewish women who don’t even work.

  67. “You are 16 going on 17
    Fellows will fall in line
    Eager young lads
    And roues and cads
    Will offer you food and wine”

  68. @Dave Pinsen
    Can Trump find a former clerk to accuse that Hawaiian Obama appointee judge of something?

    Maybe, but racial loyalty outstrips sexual loyalty. Black congresswoman Sheila Jackson for years has had the the worst reputation for treating staff like slaves and dirt and cruelly, but none of her former staffers will go on the record with their names against her, preferring to be anonymous, because they’re all black and they won’t call out a fellow Person of Color (aka “Stop Snitching”).

    This judge in Hawaii was a racial minority, right? So likely he was allowed to fill his staff with fellow minority members, diversity be danged. They won’t snitch on him.

    P.S. Most of the black female Cosby accusers came after the first wave, because black women saw that Cosby was also going after white girls and got upset. Nothing upsets black women quite like knowing your black man mixed with a white girl.

  69. Bodice ripper as autoethnographic exploration of decolonizing the law.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    Some Gender Studies candidate just found her thesis topic. Or would have if any read this blog, which I doubt.
  70. • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    Kozinski would seem to be roughly in the top 1000 most talented men in America. I'm open to arguments that he only makes the top 10,000 or he's in the top 100, but he would seem to be in the top 25 or so in the law, and the law has always been a really big deal in the U.S.
  71. @Alec Leamas

    A lot of lawyers and law professors want to be novelists: Louis Auchincloss, Stephen Carter, Kermit Roosevelt III, Scott Turow, John Grisham. The idea that that’s a big step down from Big Law, the government, or the academy is pretty odd or anachronistic.

     

    I think that there's a severe mismatch between what prospective lawyers think that lawyers do, and what lawyers do. So bright people with creative faculties (or, who think they have creative faculties) wind up in Law School. The work simply never matches the expectation for most people - and you add on top of this that most law jobs require the life of a cloistered law monk particularly at the outset. One's other interests and creative outlets tend to get relegated to "someday" then "never."

    Lots of lawyers have escapist fantasies, and becoming a "writer" seems to maintain a certain level of cerebreality while still offering the freedom from grinding tedium and the stress of constant conflict.

    Home run. Most just drink ourselves to death.

    • Replies: @Diversity Heretic
    I'm retired from the practice, but IIRC, lawyers had among the highest rates of job dissatisfaction of any profession. Almost any purchase of legal services is a "grudge purchase."
  72. @Dave Pinsen
    Can Trump find a former clerk to accuse that Hawaiian Obama appointee judge of something?

    Get Lisa Bloom on it.

    • Replies: @fish

    Get Lisa Bloom on it.
     
    Hey.....question for my legal homies in the ISteveosphere....any chance she gets sanctioned for her recent antics?
  73. @Thomas

    Judge K isn’t the dream man for every girl, but for a 2-time Supreme Court law clerk type like her …
     
    I guess it's possible but I'm not sure that I see a woman with an educational pedigree that includes an M.S. from Berkeley and a J.D. from Michigan, who ultimately went on to clerk in Washington, and who happened to have a yen for powerful nerds, being that hard up for options that she would have been left pining pitiably for years over a married man a quarter-century her senior. Maybe Kozinski really did have some Kavorka thing going on. (https://youtu.be/UEiMv4mCI1g?t=1m7s)

    What I would buy is that a woman whose life and career ultimately took the path of writing trashy softcore erotica could have had some unacknowledged personal issues that would have been tweaked just so by a possessive, powerful boss with a European accent and a vaguely kinky management style you don't see in the everyday P.C. world, but that says as much or more about her as it does about Kozinski, and I'm not sure how generally applicable it would be.

    I guess it’s possible but I’m not sure that I see a woman with an educational pedigree that includes an M.S. from Berkeley and a J.D. from Michigan, who ultimately went on to clerk in Washington, and who happened to have a yen for powerful nerds, being that hard up for options that she would have been left pining pitiably for years over a married man a quarter-century her senior.

    You’ve got it all wrong. Kozinski is not a nerd, and she was not interested in him because she lacked other options. She wanted him because he was far better than the other options. The age thing is of little importance.

  74. @The Anti-Gnostic
    Law is pretty tedious, and working for a mission-oriented federal appellate judge means a lot of time spent doing very non-glamorous tasks. I'm not surprised that a smart, imaginative woman eventually quit the business to write bodice-rippers. There's a lot of room for creative problem-solving but not much for artistic, imaginative expression. An "imaginative" lawyer or accountant will wreck a case or a deal.

    She seems to have done quite well for herself, and is married too. I don't know if her husband is as rakish and brilliant as Kozinski but hey, life is about trade-offs. She's had many more good career and personal options than most people get.

    This line interested me:


    She says she couldn’t bear to teach at her own law school because, “when I did visit the campus, it reminded me too much of who I had been before the clerkship, and I couldn’t handle the memory.”
     
    Wait, what?! What is "it?" Is she talking about seeing young, attractive female law students reminding you daily that you're approaching the downslope and there's a conveyor belt of young, good-looking talent waiting to step seamlessly in to your position? Welcome to middle age, Ms. Bond.

    Reminds me of a post I wrote three years ago:

    https://anti-gnostic.blogspot.com/2014/09/allow-me-to-translate.html

    Scott Peck's terse dictum, "Life is hard," is unappreciated. Lots of people would be glad to have Heidi Bond's problems.

    Also, Vivia Chen calling her blog "The Careerist" is high self-parody.

    Reminds me of a post I wrote three years ago:

    https://anti-gnostic.blogspot.com/2014/09/allow-me-to-translate.html

    Scott Peck’s terse dictum, “Life is hard,” is unappreciated. Lots of people would be glad to have Heidi Bond’s problems.

    No kidding. Life’s full of tradeoffs. She expects to get the benefits without the costs. Totally unrealistic.

    • Replies: @Forbes

    She expects to get the benefits without the costs.
     
    Today's modern woman.
  75. In middle age, she’s hankering for an alibi. Not an uncommon type, I’ll wager, among people who’ve spent decades underperforming (see Dahlia Lithwick for another example). She also has a fuzzy sense of personal agency, for ‘a that a rather common feminine type.

    Now the better part of a generation ago, The New York Review of Books published a lengthy article on charges contra Robert Packwood. Packwood was not an appealing character, to be sure. However, the author just could not take the accusers seriously. One, by way of example, was an employee of the Capitol mailroom that Packwood had (by her account) made a pass at. Her motive for ‘coming forward’: “well, I noticed my life had been on hold for ten years…”. Imputing inanition and disappointment to Robert Packwood’s magic male power sure beat acknowledging it came from what she did do and (more importantly) didn’t do.

    • Replies: @AnotherDad

    In middle age, she’s hankering for an alibi.
     
    Nailed it. Dovetailing perfectly with basic female attention whoring. A feminine feelings fest is frothing and without her, can't have that. "Look at me, men wanted me, victimized me, too!" And bonus, she--flexing her creative writing muscle--can turn Kozinski showing her some porn into the critical moment of her life's arc. "I'd be getting my federal judgeship about now but for Kozinski."
    , @Anonymous
    That's amazing. Imagine all of us putting our lives on hold for ten years every time we get victimized by someone or something. Wouldn't happen to us, though, because white males are told to suck it up, shut up, and get on with your work. Not that there's anything wrong with that..
  76. @The Anti-Gnostic
    Law is pretty tedious, and working for a mission-oriented federal appellate judge means a lot of time spent doing very non-glamorous tasks. I'm not surprised that a smart, imaginative woman eventually quit the business to write bodice-rippers. There's a lot of room for creative problem-solving but not much for artistic, imaginative expression. An "imaginative" lawyer or accountant will wreck a case or a deal.

    She seems to have done quite well for herself, and is married too. I don't know if her husband is as rakish and brilliant as Kozinski but hey, life is about trade-offs. She's had many more good career and personal options than most people get.

    This line interested me:


    She says she couldn’t bear to teach at her own law school because, “when I did visit the campus, it reminded me too much of who I had been before the clerkship, and I couldn’t handle the memory.”
     
    Wait, what?! What is "it?" Is she talking about seeing young, attractive female law students reminding you daily that you're approaching the downslope and there's a conveyor belt of young, good-looking talent waiting to step seamlessly in to your position? Welcome to middle age, Ms. Bond.

    Reminds me of a post I wrote three years ago:

    https://anti-gnostic.blogspot.com/2014/09/allow-me-to-translate.html

    Scott Peck's terse dictum, "Life is hard," is unappreciated. Lots of people would be glad to have Heidi Bond's problems.

    Also, Vivia Chen calling her blog "The Careerist" is high self-parody.

    Scott Peck’s terse dictum, “Life is hard,” is unappreciated. Lots of people would be glad to have Heidi Bond’s problems.

    Scott Peck was affluent from the beginning of his life to the end. It might have been challenging at certain points, but it wasn’t hard. The same could be said of the patients he describes in The Road Less Traveled and People of the Lie (for the most part). Peck was an office practitioner and didn’t deal with truly wrecked people.

  77. @george
    Wikipedia says she always wanted to be a writer. She seems to acheive a similar degree of sucess in all her endevours, be they in science, law, or letters. A renaissance women.

    Milan was raised in Southern California. She wrote her first book at the age of ten, and intended to be an author from a young age.[1] After failing spectacularly at this, she changed her mind. She received a double major in mathematics and chemistry from Florida State University in 2000, and went on to get a Master's degree in Physical Chemistry from UC Berkeley in 2003, where she did research on computer models of glassy behavior.[2]

    She then went to the University of Michigan Law School, where she graduated summa cum laude,[3] after which she clerked for Alex Kozinski of the 9th Circuit, [4] followed by Retired Associate Justice Sandra Day O'Connor[5] and Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy of the Supreme Court of the United States.[6] She was a law professor at Seattle University School of Law for several years, teaching contracts and intellectual property, before quitting to write full-time.[7]

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

    This Heidi Bond bio is basically a refutation of all the lies and whines of contemporary feminism.

    This gal is clearly pretty sharp. Her bio suggests she actually *could* have made it in any number of male fields–science, tech, law–but she did not want to. She basically kept moving further and further away from the male/math toward female/verbal at each step. Even law which is nicely pitched between the male and female poles with male logic, but in verbal form and plenty of people skill interactions was apparently too dry and unappealing to her female brain. And she’s now thinking about what really gets her going–not “you go girrrl” math and physical chemistry–but heaving bosoms ripped from their bodice.

    But apparently, as Steve would say, we’re not supposed to notice.

    • Disagree: International Jew
    • Replies: @International Jew
    Sorry, I meant to press the Agree button!

    Great comment!
    , @International Jew
    There is one oddity in her resume — the BA from Florida State. Why would a smart California girl go across the country to attend the second tier university of another state?
    , @hhsiii
    Somewhere James Damore is saying “See what I meant!??!”
  78. @sabril

    How much of what’s going is related to Viagra (and the like) keeping aging roués in the game, in their own minds, too long?
     
    I would guess "not that much," since much -- perhaps most -- of Kozinski's alleged misconduct seems to have been 20 or so years ago.

    I am tempted to hypothesize that the obesity epidemic may have something to do with it. Kozinski has suffered a massive decline in terms of his physical appearance. Part of it is due to normal aging, of course, but it has been greatly exacerbated by his dramatic weight gain. Why does this matter? Well, if a woman sees him today, she will have a tendency to subconsciously think "OMG, I let THAT behave sexually with me?!?" And suddenly an event that she laughed off (or was flattered by) 20 years ago gets retconned into harassment or worse.

    But at the same time, Kozinski had become pretty unattractive at least 10 years ago and these accusations did not surface until now. Meanwhile, Dustin Hoffman looks pretty good for 80 and it hasn't given him any immunity.

    I do think that internet + cell phones have had an impact. It's a lot easier now for the objects of these guys' affections to be found and to find each other; the possibility of multiple accusations at roughly the same time makes each individual accusation much easier, psychologically, to make.

    But I think the real change which is ultimately responsible is feminism. What was a trickle in the 60s and 70s became a flood in the 80s and 90s of Eager Young Women trying to make it in the professions; in journalism; etc. Because what gave guys like Kozinski the opportunity to engage in his (alleged) shenanigans was the power to boost peoples' careers. Without that power, very few young women would have given him the time of day.

    FWIW, neither Dustin Hoffman nor Kozinski was ever remotely handsome. The Tribe certainly has succeeded in changing normal people’s perceptions of what is physically attractive.

    • Replies: @sabril

    FWIW, neither Dustin Hoffman nor Kozinski was ever remotely handsome. The Tribe certainly has succeeded in changing normal people’s perceptions of what is physically attractive.
     
    It's always fascinating to me just how similar anti-Semites are to feminists, BLM activists, and other Leftist whackos. Feminists think that there is a Male Conspiracy to push slender women as being attractive; BLM types think that there is a White Conspiracy to push whites as being attractive; and anti-Semites think that there is a Jewish Conspiracy to push Jews as being attractive.
  79. @22pp22
    In my old home town, every other at-risk girl was pimped out for years and no one gave a sh1t. They still don't.

    This is a blatant power grab.

    It's kind of satisfying seeing powerful Liberal Jews on the receiving end for once.

    A “power grab” by whom and to what end? Why now, right before the Roy Moore/Doug Jones election, and at the end of Trumps first year in office when Mueller’s investigation has been exposed as a witch-hunt that has uncovered no evidence of “collusion” with the Russians to defeat Hillary and is dominated and corrupted by revanchist Trump haters who want to destroy his Presidency.

  80. @Daniel Williams

    … Which brings us to Bond’s career choices. Her rejection of what might have been—an illustrious future as a law professor, government lawyer, judge, law firm partner—seems to have its roots with her awful experience ... Instead, she pursued something that’s almost antithetical to the logical, cerebral world of law: becoming a romance novelist.
     
    So leaving serious job X to become a writer isn't something people still dream of? This chick was traumatized into being a fiction writer?

    So that’s why I left the exciting world of market research for writing!

  81. @sabril

    How much of what’s going is related to Viagra (and the like) keeping aging roués in the game, in their own minds, too long?
     
    I would guess "not that much," since much -- perhaps most -- of Kozinski's alleged misconduct seems to have been 20 or so years ago.

    I am tempted to hypothesize that the obesity epidemic may have something to do with it. Kozinski has suffered a massive decline in terms of his physical appearance. Part of it is due to normal aging, of course, but it has been greatly exacerbated by his dramatic weight gain. Why does this matter? Well, if a woman sees him today, she will have a tendency to subconsciously think "OMG, I let THAT behave sexually with me?!?" And suddenly an event that she laughed off (or was flattered by) 20 years ago gets retconned into harassment or worse.

    But at the same time, Kozinski had become pretty unattractive at least 10 years ago and these accusations did not surface until now. Meanwhile, Dustin Hoffman looks pretty good for 80 and it hasn't given him any immunity.

    I do think that internet + cell phones have had an impact. It's a lot easier now for the objects of these guys' affections to be found and to find each other; the possibility of multiple accusations at roughly the same time makes each individual accusation much easier, psychologically, to make.

    But I think the real change which is ultimately responsible is feminism. What was a trickle in the 60s and 70s became a flood in the 80s and 90s of Eager Young Women trying to make it in the professions; in journalism; etc. Because what gave guys like Kozinski the opportunity to engage in his (alleged) shenanigans was the power to boost peoples' careers. Without that power, very few young women would have given him the time of day.

    Although IIRC (it’s hard keeping track nowadays) one (or maybe more) of his accusers said that Kozinski suggested to them that they go to a motel together (BTW, Kozinski was a big joker so it’s not clear to me that he was really being serious when he said this) , unlike Weinstein and Lauer, none of the accusations involve Kozinski actually having done the dirty deed or even taken “it” out of his pants, so I would say that Viagra was not a factor in his case.

    One of the features of witch hunts or moral panics (and this is exactly what this is) is that all offenders from the most egregious to the most mild receive the most severe penalty. In the past this was death but nowadays it’s only career death. So on one end you have Harvey getting penile injections in order to rape women (must act fast before the shot wears off!) and on the other end, Kozinski was accused of pushing aside a woman’s lapel in order to read her name tag (unwanted touching by a creepy old guy – off with his creepy ass head!) and it’s all the same.

    • Agree: Johann Ricke
    • Replies: @sabril

    so I would say that Viagra was not a factor in his case.
     
    Does Viagra increase a man's sex drive? Or does it simply make it easier for him to get and sustain an erection?

    Kozinski was accused of pushing aside a woman’s lapel in order to read her name ta
     
    Kozinski may not be the best example of this. I think a lot of these accusations are overblown, but I do think that a federal appeals court judge should be held to an extremely strict standard of conduct. In terms of raw, unchecked power, a federal judgeship is one of the most elite jobs their is.
  82. He had a 32 year run and is almost 70. Without even getting into the veracity of the accusations against him or the lack of professionalism that they imply this is by far not the most egregious injustice of hashtag me too

    • Replies: @Jack D
    He was promised a lifetime appointment. Being a Federal judge is not like being a roofer or a cornerback - you don't have to worry about your knees giving out. The oldest Federal judge heard cases until he was 103. So Kozinski, conceivably was only 1/2 way thru his potential career. Of course not everyone lives to 103 but statistically Kozinski had at least another 10 or 15 years in him which should not have been cut short just because he was guilty of being a creepy old guy.

    The other day, The Sound of Music was on TV (I think they put it on every year at Christmastime). When she was 21 Maria was sent by her convent to teach the daughter of a man 25 years older than she was. Baron von Trapp seduced his nanny (who was a nun)! Today they would put him in jail, not make a musical about it.
  83. @sabril

    The notion that young women … who are law clerks … wouldn’t give him the time of day … well, the reason he had so much power was because he had all these heritable traits.
     
    I agree it can be difficult to separate things out, but here's a thought experiment:

    Suppose the same Kozinski had moved to the US from Europe at age 25, making it impossible for him to master the English language and get the education necessary for his illustrious career. So he had instead gone on to be a moderately successful tradesman. To be sure, he still would have slayed p*ssy in his 20s and 30s based on his good looks, but by his late 40s, it would have been difficult to walk into a bar, club, or other social situation and get young women to pay enough attention to him for them to even become aware of his intelligence, energy, etc.

    No, what gets the young women to pay attention to a middle-aged man is perceived status. Put another way, the girls need to think that the man is likely to have something they want.

    I dunno, Kozinski might well be a rich guy like Soros or Saban if he’d gotten here too late to be a famous judge. As is, he’s one of the half dozen most famous judges in America not on the Supreme Court, and he has a more extroverted personality than 99% of judges. You can make a lot of money in a lot of different ways if you are in the 99th percentile of both logic and salesmanship.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    Weinstein seems like a really bad guy, while an awful lot of the others just seem like dirty old men.
  84. What strikes me about all these #metoo stories is that feminism has regressed from “I am woman, hear me roar” to “I am woman, hear me whine.”

    Of course this is what you would expect. Women have a Culture of Complaint, as in “I can’t believe she said that” so the roar thing was bound to fade away.

    Why do women expect us to pamper their lives with inclusion and diversity, because patriarchy?

    Because woman has always made her way by complaining until some man gives in and gives her what she wants.

    • Replies: @anonymous-antimarxist
    "I am Woman, Hear me Whine" featuring the late Jan Hooks.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8T7i7c6WrfQ

    Another parody, The Woman Song.
    https://humor.beecy.net/menwomen/womansong/
  85. @Thomas

    Judge K isn’t the dream man for every girl, but for a 2-time Supreme Court law clerk type like her …
     
    I guess it's possible but I'm not sure that I see a woman with an educational pedigree that includes an M.S. from Berkeley and a J.D. from Michigan, who ultimately went on to clerk in Washington, and who happened to have a yen for powerful nerds, being that hard up for options that she would have been left pining pitiably for years over a married man a quarter-century her senior. Maybe Kozinski really did have some Kavorka thing going on. (https://youtu.be/UEiMv4mCI1g?t=1m7s)

    What I would buy is that a woman whose life and career ultimately took the path of writing trashy softcore erotica could have had some unacknowledged personal issues that would have been tweaked just so by a possessive, powerful boss with a European accent and a vaguely kinky management style you don't see in the everyday P.C. world, but that says as much or more about her as it does about Kozinski, and I'm not sure how generally applicable it would be.

    … M.S. from Berkeley …

    Doesn’t a stand-alone M.S. mean you were a Ph.D. washout?

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon

    Doesn’t a stand-alone M.S. mean you were a Ph.D. washout?
     
    Not necessarily. She could have decided she didn't want a Ph.D. and cashed out then.
    , @stillCARealist
    M.S. in Physical Chemistry. The hardest of physics, chemistry, and calculus all put together.

    I'm impressed.
    , @fish

    Doesn’t a stand-alone M.S. mean you were a Ph.D. washout?
     
    I'm with Mr. Anon on this one.....PhD means another 4 year slog.....for what? To teach nerdy Chinese? Another shiny education opportunity caught her eye and she decided to chuck the drudgery of science for the perceived glamour of legal work.
  86. @TheJester
    A different take. Most of the takedowns have been aging, powerful, and accomplished Jewish men. Absolutely impossible in (((America))) ... unless it was a Jewish-sponsored purge.

    Educated white women have trouble finding husbands. Question: Do Jewish women have trouble finding nice Jewish-boys for husbands? The Internet lights up!

    4 Reasons Why You Can’t ‘Find a Nice Jewish Boy’

    Things have changed since you were young. Finding a ‘nice Jewish boy’ is now about as easy as finding ‘a nice studio apartment for under $1,500 in NYC.’ So if you’re wondering why your super smart, successful, beautiful perfect goddess of a daughter is still on the market, I have your answer ...

    Out of our New York women, 19% identify as Jewish, and out of our New York men, 13% identify as Jewish — that means there are nearly 50% more Jewish women than men in our database. There are a number of possible explanations for this — maybe women are just more likely to be religious, or Jewish women are more likely to join our service. But regardless of the reason, this imbalance, added to the already uneven gender imbalance, does not create a pretty picture for single Jewish women in New York.

    For every Jewish man in New York in our database, there are 3.5 Jewish women. So think of it as a Shabbat dinner, where there are two single Jewish guys, and seven women vying for their attention.
     
    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/lauren-kay/4-reasons-why-you-cant-find-a-nice-jewish-boy_b_7956836.html

    And, we have Gloria Steinem rolling in to called President Trump the "harasser in chief" ... and that the #Me Too movement is not done until Trump is gone.

    “Ask Gloria Steinem about the #MeToo movement, and she’ll tell you it’s far from over. To Steinem—feminist icon and co-founder of Ms. magazine and the Women’s Media Center—the movement can’t declare victory until Donald Trump is removed from the White House.

    Trump—to Steinem, the “harasser in chief“—has been the subject of sexual-misconduct accusations by 17 women …”
     
    https://qz.com/1153163/gloria-steinem-thinks-she-has-a-way-to-get-trump-fired/

    So, there is a movement and there are leaders ... Jewish women leaders. Let me speculate.

    Just as iSteve suggests that a lot of the social trauma in the United States (feminism as an example) are Jews working out their internal traumas on a public stage, perhaps the #Me Too purge is a warning to rich, powerful, and accomplished Jewish men to stop ogling and marrying shiksas ... and leaving good Jewish women high and dry.

    QED: Why were aging and over-the-hill rich, powerful, and accomplished Jewish men targeted? Because they are disposable! From the Jewish women's perspective, let's save the younger rich, powerful, and accomplished Jewish men for Jewish women regardless of their previous romps with shiksas. If they don't get the message, they'll turn up the heat until they do. It is just a question of refocusing the exposes in the social media on progressively younger Jewish men until they get the message.

    Talk about ball-breakers!

    AFAIK, just as many Jewish boys are born as Jewish girls, so any dating imbalance must be localized. Places like NYC always have lots of jobs for young single women – intern, production assistant, etc. so there is an imbalance of women in these cities. Charlie Rose had a veritable harem of something like 20 young women in his organization. Even if he wasn’t sleeping with most of them, he liked having the young things fluttering around the office (around him) and bouncing in a most delightful way. Women were much more effective at lining up potential guests for Rose’s show (by flirting with them). Of course no one complained that it was discriminatory for Rose to have an all female staff.

    • Replies: @sabril

    AFAIK, just as many Jewish boys are born as Jewish girls, so any dating imbalance must be localized
     
    Actually there are more male births than female births among pretty much all groups. In the past, this was offset by greater male mortality due to accidents, childhood infection, war, etc.

    But the real imbalance lies in the fact that the male fertility window is much greater than that of the female in our species. If a man in his 20s wants a girl in her 20s, he is competing not just with other men in their 20s. He is also competing with men in their 30s and even 40s. So the effective sex ratio is more like 2 or 3 to 1, even in places like NYC which attract a lot of young women.

    These newspaper articles which talk about a man shortage inevitably focus on women in their late 30s and 40s who are established in their careers and want a similarly established man in the same age range. And yes, there are not a lot of those men and those that exist will tend to go for younger women.

    To put it simply: There is no man shortage, there is just a shortage of established men in their late 30s and 40s who are willing to marry women in the same age range.
    , @TheJester
    To better make my point ...

    Jewish men are not only ogling shiksas, they are marrying them in large numbers. In self-preservation, the Jewish community is trying to put a stop to it by terrorizing older disposable Jewish men who are rich, powerful, and accomplished and have an eye for shiksas. Its message: KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF THE SHIKSAS!

    Note that younger Jewish men who are rich, powerful, and accomplished are not yet targets. They are still potential marriage candidates for lonely Jewish women.

    See Wikipedia below. The American Jewish community, due to increasingly exogamic marriage patterns, is currently more at risk of disappearing than the white gentile community with its low birth rates.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interfaith_marriage#Judaism


    In more recent times, rates of intermarriage have increased generally; for example, the US National Jewish Population Survey 2000-01 reports that, in the United States of America between 1996 and 2001, nearly half (47%) of Jews who had married during that time period had married non-Jewish partners. The 1990 National Jewish Population Survey reported an intermarriage rate of 52 percent among American Jews. The possibility that this might lead to the gradual dying out of Judaism is regarded by most Jewish leaders, regardless of denomination, as precipitating a crisis. For this reason, as early as the mid 19th century, some senior Jewish leaders denounced intermarriage as a danger to the continued existence of Judaism.
     
  87. @RadicalCenter
    FWIW, neither Dustin Hoffman nor Kozinski was ever remotely handsome. The Tribe certainly has succeeded in changing normal people's perceptions of what is physically attractive.

    FWIW, neither Dustin Hoffman nor Kozinski was ever remotely handsome. The Tribe certainly has succeeded in changing normal people’s perceptions of what is physically attractive.

    It’s always fascinating to me just how similar anti-Semites are to feminists, BLM activists, and other Leftist whackos. Feminists think that there is a Male Conspiracy to push slender women as being attractive; BLM types think that there is a White Conspiracy to push whites as being attractive; and anti-Semites think that there is a Jewish Conspiracy to push Jews as being attractive.

    • Replies: @International Jew
    Well said. (I've unfortunately already used up my agree/disagree button.)
    , @RadicalCenter
    If you haven't noticed a wildly disproportionate number of Jewish actors and characters portrayed as desireable to women -- usually pretty white non-Jewish-looking European women -- then we must be observing a different culture for a while now.

    (E.g., the odd decision to cast the ugly and unfunny Adam Sandler as the male romantic lead across from Drew Barrymore in Fifty Blind Dates or whatever it was called. Casting the unattractive and very Jewish Paul Reiser, who at least has comedic talent, across from Helen Hunt in the TV show "Mad About You." Showing dozens of beautiful non-Jewish white women dating Jerry Seinfeld for a decade. And many, many other examples.)

    Also, for the thousandth time, schmuck:

    1. the fact that someone recognizes and resents Jewish manipulation of popular opinion, Jewish instigation of American war-making not in Americans' interest, and Jewish discrimination against non-Jews, does not tell you anything about whether that person dislikes all Jews. I don't. My life would have been diminished if I had written off all Jews automatically as potential friends, especially given where I grew up, went to school, worked, and lived. I'll associate with and befriend anyone who is a decent person and who doesn't place some other race, religion, or nation above mine.

    2. The vast majority of Semites (over ninety percent) are Arabs, not Jews. Even if you conclude that someone dislikes or tends to dislike all Jews, that doesn't mean they are anti-Semitic. Find a term that actually means what you are using it to mean, like "anti-Jewish."

    "It's always fascinating to me" how Jewish-bigot apologists project by calling others bigots for noticing the destructive, perverse, and dishonest behavior of so many of their co-religionists.

    Peddle your Dreck somewhere else where people are more easily deceived or cowed, bigot. Viel Glueck.

    , @Anonymous
    Name calling aside, it has indeed been a very Jewish project to enhance the perceived attractiveness of 'ethnic' features at the relative expense of "white" features. For decades now, and primarily via mass media entertainment. This is pretty basic, and no one without a dog in the fight seriously denies it.
  88. @Art Deco
    In middle age, she's hankering for an alibi. Not an uncommon type, I'll wager, among people who've spent decades underperforming (see Dahlia Lithwick for another example). She also has a fuzzy sense of personal agency, for 'a that a rather common feminine type.

    Now the better part of a generation ago, The New York Review of Books published a lengthy article on charges contra Robert Packwood. Packwood was not an appealing character, to be sure. However, the author just could not take the accusers seriously. One, by way of example, was an employee of the Capitol mailroom that Packwood had (by her account) made a pass at. Her motive for 'coming forward': "well, I noticed my life had been on hold for ten years...". Imputing inanition and disappointment to Robert Packwood's magic male power sure beat acknowledging it came from what she did do and (more importantly) didn't do.

    In middle age, she’s hankering for an alibi.

    Nailed it. Dovetailing perfectly with basic female attention whoring. A feminine feelings fest is frothing and without her, can’t have that. “Look at me, men wanted me, victimized me, too!” And bonus, she–flexing her creative writing muscle–can turn Kozinski showing her some porn into the critical moment of her life’s arc. “I’d be getting my federal judgeship about now but for Kozinski.”

  89. @John Derbyshire
    Uh, no: You first show your theorem is true for some particular number. Then you prove that IF your theorem is true for any n, THEN it must be true for n+1. It follows that it must be true for all succeeding numbers.

    Dear Mr Derbyshire,

    Since I bet your will be unable to pass up the opportunity to mention the unrequited longings of Heidi Bond/Courtney Milan for Judge K in your next Radio Derb as a part of your ongoing coverage of the “Pervnado”(did you know #pernado is twitter hashtag?), perhaps you could do a dramatic reading a one of the more cringe inducing passages from Ms Milan’s romance novels.

    Who knows perhaps you could outsource some of the work to Candi, Mandi and/or Brandi from Taki’s Island days.

  90. But before long, they’re trading not just lives, but secrets, kisses, and heated nights together.

    Kozinski likes pictures–male–of naked blond gals, painted like Holsteins (the Tevye gene?).
    Shares this with a few interns, who he’d like to milk.

    Bond likes words–female–about billionaires bodice ripping and falling for poor smart girls.
    Shares this with thousands of readers.

    Can’t we just file this under “to each his own” kink?

  91. @Steve Sailer
    I dunno, Kozinski might well be a rich guy like Soros or Saban if he'd gotten here too late to be a famous judge. As is, he's one of the half dozen most famous judges in America not on the Supreme Court, and he has a more extroverted personality than 99% of judges. You can make a lot of money in a lot of different ways if you are in the 99th percentile of both logic and salesmanship.

    Weinstein seems like a really bad guy, while an awful lot of the others just seem like dirty old men.

    • Replies: @Alec Leamas (hard at work)

    Weinstein seems like a really bad guy, while an awful lot of the others just seem like dirty old men.
     
    It's the sadism and humiliation inherent in Weinstein's behavior - he just about embodies the feminists' specious claim that rape is about power rather than sex. He's a rara avis in our times, more reminiscent of Soviet soldiers engaging in punitive rapes of German women of all ages than the modern he-said, she-said frat party affairs we're inundated with these days where the goal really is the sexual relationship even if premature.

    A lot of the other complaints now really seem to just be ill-fated, charmless and ham-fisted passes where the man had some expectation (however unrealistic or based upon misinterpretation) that the woman might be interested and reciprocate.
  92. anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    “Sexy billionaire”, oh brother some of these women are just sick fantasists. Lots of these females are mean and sadistic and don’t care what sort of damage they do to others. The Salem witch hysteria was fueled by similar accusing females. There’s apparently a lot of psychologically damaged people out there. Taking them seriously is a huge mistake. The audience for this person’s novels are also all women as was that for the 50 Shades movie and all the rest of that mental rot. It started with a real enough case, Weinstein, but has degenerated into UFO abductee territory.

  93. @AndrewR
    He had a 32 year run and is almost 70. Without even getting into the veracity of the accusations against him or the lack of professionalism that they imply this is by far not the most egregious injustice of hashtag me too

    He was promised a lifetime appointment. Being a Federal judge is not like being a roofer or a cornerback – you don’t have to worry about your knees giving out. The oldest Federal judge heard cases until he was 103. So Kozinski, conceivably was only 1/2 way thru his potential career. Of course not everyone lives to 103 but statistically Kozinski had at least another 10 or 15 years in him which should not have been cut short just because he was guilty of being a creepy old guy.

    The other day, The Sound of Music was on TV (I think they put it on every year at Christmastime). When she was 21 Maria was sent by her convent to teach the daughter of a man 25 years older than she was. Baron von Trapp seduced his nanny (who was a nun)! Today they would put him in jail, not make a musical about it.

    • Replies: @AndrewR
    As one may have inferred from my comment, I am not a strong proponent of lifetime appointments, especially for people who have not even attained 35 years of age.

    But more to the point, the "promise" he got was never unconditional; lifetime appointments have never meant "unable to be removed from the bench for any reason."

    And obviously one should note that he was not removed from the bench. He chose to resign. That's a very good sign that the accusations were credible.

    , @Art Deco
    She was a postulant, not a nun. She hadn't taken her vows and was advised by the mother superior to leave the abbey. The Sound of Music is fiction built around bits of biography, but that detail actually is biographical. The d.o.b of one of her children is inconsistent from one document to the next, which has generated a thesis that she may have been pregnant at the time of her marriage, but the thesis hasn't been proven.
    , @Mr. Anon
    You have have been tried and found guilty of the crime of incorrectly remembering a fifty year-old musical. Judge Art Deco will now pronounce sentence.
    , @CJ
    The Sound of Music is pure evil. It's full of horrible white people with zero wonderful diversity. Everyone is cishet. Children are portrayed as needing a mother. It's full of white people music featuring melody, rhyme, and on-key singing. And as you say, the oppressed domestic is forced into sexual slavery under a middle-aged white male. It should join Song of the South and Africa Addio on the index of forbidden cinema.
    , @Rod1963

    He was promised a lifetime appointment. Being a Federal judge is not like being a roofer or a cornerback – you don’t have to worry about your knees giving out. The oldest Federal judge heard cases until he was 103.
     
    I don't want 85 year old judges on the bench. Neither should anyone else. Most people who get into their 80's aren't that physically healthy or mentally fit - most are on a bunch of drugs to keep them going.

    Older judges should be tested yearly for signs of dementia and other signs of cognitive impairment. If they fail, toss the old buggers out and put in a younger model. It's not like we have a shortage of shysters in this country.
    , @anonguy

    Kozinski had at least another 10 or 15 years in him which should not have been cut short just because he was guilty of being a creepy old guy.
     
    Do you think Socrates, for example, would agree that creepy old pervs should be solons making life and death decisions for a society?

    I'm glad the dude is discredited. We are mopping up the residue and slime of the sexual revolution. Maybe he was a man for his times but those times are gone, thankfully.

    He certainly had a good run of things in life, nothing to feel sorry about for the guy.
  94. @Jack D
    AFAIK, just as many Jewish boys are born as Jewish girls, so any dating imbalance must be localized. Places like NYC always have lots of jobs for young single women - intern, production assistant, etc. so there is an imbalance of women in these cities. Charlie Rose had a veritable harem of something like 20 young women in his organization. Even if he wasn't sleeping with most of them, he liked having the young things fluttering around the office (around him) and bouncing in a most delightful way. Women were much more effective at lining up potential guests for Rose's show (by flirting with them). Of course no one complained that it was discriminatory for Rose to have an all female staff.

    AFAIK, just as many Jewish boys are born as Jewish girls, so any dating imbalance must be localized

    Actually there are more male births than female births among pretty much all groups. In the past, this was offset by greater male mortality due to accidents, childhood infection, war, etc.

    But the real imbalance lies in the fact that the male fertility window is much greater than that of the female in our species. If a man in his 20s wants a girl in her 20s, he is competing not just with other men in their 20s. He is also competing with men in their 30s and even 40s. So the effective sex ratio is more like 2 or 3 to 1, even in places like NYC which attract a lot of young women.

    These newspaper articles which talk about a man shortage inevitably focus on women in their late 30s and 40s who are established in their careers and want a similarly established man in the same age range. And yes, there are not a lot of those men and those that exist will tend to go for younger women.

    To put it simply: There is no man shortage, there is just a shortage of established men in their late 30s and 40s who are willing to marry women in the same age range.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    If you are writing a movie, make the hero a single man of age 35. The heroine should be something beginning with a 2.
    , @whorefinder

    To put it simply: There is no man shortage, there is just a shortage of established men in their late 30s and 40s who are willing to marry women in the same age range.
     
    True dat. Feminism and female projection has taught women that men should be attracted to female high income/career achievement, because, well, women are attracted to that in men. Unfortunately, its created a lot of miserable, bitter women who hated their careers and now can't find the man they were promised.
    , @dfordoom

    To put it simply: There is no man shortage, there is just a shortage of established men in their late 30s and 40s who are willing to marry women in the same age range.
     
    To put it even more simply: There's always going to be a man shortage for women who've hit the wall.

    That's why women used to be smart enough to know that the age to start looking for a good husband was late teens/early 20s.
  95. @The Anti-Gnostic
    Law is pretty tedious, and working for a mission-oriented federal appellate judge means a lot of time spent doing very non-glamorous tasks. I'm not surprised that a smart, imaginative woman eventually quit the business to write bodice-rippers. There's a lot of room for creative problem-solving but not much for artistic, imaginative expression. An "imaginative" lawyer or accountant will wreck a case or a deal.

    She seems to have done quite well for herself, and is married too. I don't know if her husband is as rakish and brilliant as Kozinski but hey, life is about trade-offs. She's had many more good career and personal options than most people get.

    This line interested me:


    She says she couldn’t bear to teach at her own law school because, “when I did visit the campus, it reminded me too much of who I had been before the clerkship, and I couldn’t handle the memory.”
     
    Wait, what?! What is "it?" Is she talking about seeing young, attractive female law students reminding you daily that you're approaching the downslope and there's a conveyor belt of young, good-looking talent waiting to step seamlessly in to your position? Welcome to middle age, Ms. Bond.

    Reminds me of a post I wrote three years ago:

    https://anti-gnostic.blogspot.com/2014/09/allow-me-to-translate.html

    Scott Peck's terse dictum, "Life is hard," is unappreciated. Lots of people would be glad to have Heidi Bond's problems.

    Also, Vivia Chen calling her blog "The Careerist" is high self-parody.

    I’m not surprised that a smart, imaginative woman eventually quit the business to write bodice-rippers. There’s a lot of room for creative problem-solving but not much for artistic, imaginative expression. An “imaginative” lawyer or accountant will wreck a case or a deal.

    That reminds me of another lady who wrote about how she feels she was not encouraged by her physics professors to pursue science, and instead took up creative writing. As the Sailermeister put it, those professors “might have done her a favor by perhaps surmising that she wouldn’t have been happy pursuing a career of inhuman abstraction. As is appropriate for a professor of creative writing, Pollack is a bit of a drama queen. In an interview promoting her last novel, she used the word ‘passion’ 11 times in just 90 words.”

    http://takimag.com/article/in_search_of_sexier_scientists_steve_sailer/print#axzz3oEDj0dZF

    On a personal note, I have three male friends whom I met during college and who currently have wives with Ph.D.s. The fields of these women:
    – one in psychology, married to a VP of finance
    – one medical ethics, married to hedge-fund employee (title unknown)
    – one in chemistry, married to a computer scientist
    – and the chemistry Ph.D. had a future biology Ph.D. in her bridesmaid party

    That may be a small sample, but it shows how gender does impact the fields one is interested in. That’s also why The Big Bang Theory, whatever its merits as a sitcom, is realistic. Male physicists and engineers, female neuroscientists, and microbiologists. And the few female physicists are portrayed and having male-type libidos.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    What did American culture do to deserve The Big Bang Theory as its most popular sitcom? It seems wholly unexpectedly decent, realistic, and reasonable ...
    , @Art Deco
    The numbers are in the Digest of Education Statistics. The ratios among doctoral degrees awarded are 4:1 (physics), 3.5:1 (engineering), 1.4:1 (Chemistry), 1.1:1 (neuroscience), and 0.75:1 (microbiology).
    , @Jim Don Bob
    My daughter really wanted to study physics. But after her freshman year, she was gently told that she didn't have what it takes. She survived and got a major in math and a minor in physics.
  96. @TheBoom
    Bond has a very powerful case against the judge if you merely ignore everything you know about human nature (especially female nature), her subsequent careers in law and romance novels, and the nature of the stories in romance novels. Ignoring all of that is a small price to pay to find a mere #metoo victim

    But you don’t have to ignore the romance novel evidence. Women only allow romance novel behavior from men who resemble romance novel love interests. Not just anyone is allowed to “ravish” them. If you do the exact same things a lothario does but don’t qualify as a lothario in her eyes, you’re a harasser or worse.

    • Replies: @Stebbing Heuer
    See comment 43 above.
  97. @eah
    It looks like the trauma of the whole experience caused her to comfort eat gorge and gain weight -- poor thing.

    http://www.courtneymilan.com/themes/general-images/keepme.jpg

    Is Heidi Bond fascinated with “hot” forbidden sex … with powerful Jewish judges, muscular black men, etc.? Indeed, is she so fascinated by it that she left a promising legal career to fantasize about it for a living?

    Think of the service that Judge Kozinski did for her by fueling her passion for this literary genre in the year she worked for him.

    For Heidi, passion for “forbidden fruit” appears to be justified in the name of diversity. It is the virtue of intersectional inclusiveness that breaks down the doors of prejudice … or something like that.

  98. A clerkship with Judge Kozinski is really hard to get, but it is a serious boost to people who want to go on to clerk for the Supreme Court. He really did have an “in” with Kennedy and O’Connor. Of course, he also only hires people who are plausible selections, but with only 37 slots in a year, there are far more plausible candidates than available positions, so he very much does give people a serious advantage. Or did, rather. The pool of candidates for a Kozinski clerkship are the top 3-5 people at maybe ten law schools, and the top 1 person at maybe ten more.

    But the down-side is that he really is a slave-driver in terms of work. The clerks claim the hours are something like 10 AM to 6 PM, a two hour break for dinner, and then 8 to 1 AM. Weekend hours were closer to noon to 8. That’s a bit of an exaggeration, but not much of one — he really does demand a lot. One former Kozinski clerk who went on to be a BigLaw partner told me that he worked harder during his clerkship than as an associate at a big firm.

    A lot of working for Kozinski is doing tasks not strictly necessary for the judge to decide cases and write good opinions. A lot of it is make-work — forcing his clerks to do things that don’t add much to the decision process. And to fulfill odd requests, like driving to his home to deliver his favorite stapler at 11 at night. And also they spend a lot of time BSing about about things, going out drinking together, and doing things like snowboarding trips. If he just had his clerks do work that was useful in deciding cases and sent them home when those tasks were done, they would work half days.

    Also, he’s a yeller. If you make a typo or grammatical error or miss a case he yells and screams. He’s actually a lot like Steve Jobs in that sense — he gives intermittent reinforcement, yelling and screaming one minute and hugging and kissing the next.

    Most of the people who graduate at the very top of a very good law school tend to be both very smart and also psychologically pretty durable. They don’t mind being abused and tend not to get overly upset about things. I think Heidi is probably a bit unusual inasmuch as she is both very high IQ and also less psychologically robust than his average clerk. So the weird naked pics upset her a lot, while a lot of steely-eyed lawyer babes who work for him would have just laughed it off. Or called him a pervert — which would have made him laugh.

    To those who say that Kozinski shouldn’t have retired, here’s something worth thinking about. Kozinski spent a lot of time socializing with his clerks — they went out together, partied, played poker, went snowboarding, etc. He likes having ambitious high-IQ people as his semi-vassals. Some poeple enjoyed their clerkships with him, but a lot put up with the demands because of the benefits (including an edge at the Supreme Court).

    He’s actually a bit less of a “feeder” now than he was before — Kennedy (for whom he clerked) was his biggest contact, but he also fed a lot to O’Connor. (I think Heidi was technically an O’Connor clerk, but she got loaned out to Kennedy when he was first on the Court.) Kennedy is very sensitive to elite opinion, and the other Justices have some sensitivity as well. If Kozinski had weathered the storm, I strongly suspect that he would have dried up as a feeder judge — and this would have led to him having weaker applicants, which he wouldn’t appreciate.

    Since shooting the breeze with the super-elite clerks who were likely to go on to a Supreme Court clerkship was a big part of the fun for him, I think he knew that being an appellate judge was going to be a lot less interesting going forward, even if he weathered the storm. Plus, he isn’t taking Senior Status — he’s retiring. Which means that he gets his full pay AND he can supplement his income with consulting/advocacy work.

    • Replies: @Anon
    This is a very revealing post. Sending a clerk to fetch your stapler and giving your employees make-work instead of letting them go home to be with their families reveals a man who likes playing power games against his clerks of whatever their gender. It's pretty much in line with a man who'd show porn to a woman who doesn't want to see it. Kozinski is just a jerk. But what's more revealing is that he tried to keep his clerks around him at all times. The guy apparently couldn't stand being alone, or not having an audience to admire him or be intimidated, and he couldn't resist the impulse to mess with their heads in a destructive psychological sense. He was obsessed with messing with them in a totally childish manner. He shows signs of classic malignant narcissism combined with histrionic personality disorder. Which is exactly that sort of person who'd want to go on the Dating Game.
    , @Jack D
    Kozinski strikes me as too high energy, even now, to truly "retire". Maybe Ron Unz will get him a blog - he can say whatever he wants now. Maybe he'll become a late in life billionaire or write books. Maybe he'll argue appellate cases - I would want him arguing my case. I suspect that we have not heard the last of him.
  99. @eD
    One thing that bothers me about this is that federal judges have lifetime tenure, and they have lifetime tenure for a reason. Its so they are immune to irrational social trends and witch hunts exactly like the one happening now. Literally the only thing that should remove these guys is a lengthy impeachment and removal process in the federal legislature or the judge dies and that is by design, so the current media fad at the moment doesn't reshape the federal judiciary or its opinions.

    Its pretty much the same with federal Senators. Their terms were set at six years deliberately, so that if worse came to worse a Senator is still there for six years. There are even published arguments from the time of the ratification about the Senate being a place where the passions of the moment were let to cool etc.

    So we have exactly the sort of tar and feathering mob rule that the framers of the Constitution designed the whole thing to negate, and for some reason these guys are resigning anyway.

    Akhil Reed Amar’s call for 12 year terms max for all federal judges, Supreme Court and otherwise- seems like a good compromise.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    Let the Supreme Court justices have 18 years, which give each winner of a Presidential election two Supreme Court nominees. Then give them a million dollar per year pension when they retire, but prevent them from getting other income.
  100. @Alec Leamas

    A lot of lawyers and law professors want to be novelists: Louis Auchincloss, Stephen Carter, Kermit Roosevelt III, Scott Turow, John Grisham. The idea that that’s a big step down from Big Law, the government, or the academy is pretty odd or anachronistic.

     

    I think that there's a severe mismatch between what prospective lawyers think that lawyers do, and what lawyers do. So bright people with creative faculties (or, who think they have creative faculties) wind up in Law School. The work simply never matches the expectation for most people - and you add on top of this that most law jobs require the life of a cloistered law monk particularly at the outset. One's other interests and creative outlets tend to get relegated to "someday" then "never."

    Lots of lawyers have escapist fantasies, and becoming a "writer" seems to maintain a certain level of cerebreality while still offering the freedom from grinding tedium and the stress of constant conflict.

    Boo hoo, crocodile tears. Lawyers get to sit in a clean air conditioned office and spend their days doing physically undemanding work – typing on the computer, talking on the phone, etc. For this they get paid an hourly rate far in excess of what people get for risking their lives on slippery roofs or working in trenches in the freezing cold or burning heat.

    • Replies: @Alec Leamas (hard at work)

    Boo hoo, crocodile tears. Lawyers get to sit in a clean air conditioned office and spend their days doing physically undemanding work – typing on the computer, talking on the phone, etc. For this they get paid an hourly rate far in excess of what people get for risking their lives on slippery roofs or working in trenches in the freezing cold or burning heat.
     
    You're baiting me but these are different aspects of radically different jobs and I'm simply explaining why lawyers leave the law. I wasn't looking for sympathy from you (to the extent that you're constitutionally capable of such a human emotion).

    Presidents "get to sit in a clean air conditioned office and spend their days doing physically undemanding work – typing on the computer, talking on the phone, etc. too" and seem to age in dog years. Are you really proposing that migrant Mexican trench diggers are under more stress than the President of the United States?

    Additionally, plenty of lawyers wind up doing their jobs in less than glamorous environs quite often - the County Jail, the Construction site, the grimy Domestic Relations annex hosting an allotment of various human effluent. It's not all rainbows and unicorns as you seem to think.
  101. @snorlax
    OT: Crazy fundies be crazy. http://www.nationalreview.com/article/454746/ohio-down-syndrome-abortion-ban-moral-necessity

    Kozinski would seem to be roughly in the top 1000 most talented men in America. I’m open to arguments that he only makes the top 10,000 or he’s in the top 100, but he would seem to be in the top 25 or so in the law, and the law has always been a really big deal in the U.S.

  102. @Dave Pinsen

    Which brings us to Bond’s career choices. Her rejection of what might have been—an illustrious future as a law professor, government lawyer, judge, law firm partner—seems to have its roots with her awful experience with Kozinski.
     
    Kozinski seems pretty mild compared to the average surgeon or Wall Street hotshot. Will medicine or finance be next in the purge, or are those high pressure jobs less enticing to aspiring purgers?

    Famous surgeons act pretty much exactly like the men who have already taken the fall. They fit the rest of the profile too, energetic, intelligent, self-confident, wealthy jerks.

  103. @Christopher Chantrill
    What strikes me about all these #metoo stories is that feminism has regressed from "I am woman, hear me roar" to "I am woman, hear me whine."

    Of course this is what you would expect. Women have a Culture of Complaint, as in "I can't believe she said that" so the roar thing was bound to fade away.

    Why do women expect us to pamper their lives with inclusion and diversity, because patriarchy?

    Because woman has always made her way by complaining until some man gives in and gives her what she wants.

    “I am Woman, Hear me Whine” featuring the late Jan Hooks.

    Another parody, The Woman Song.
    https://humor.beecy.net/menwomen/womansong/

    • Replies: @whorefinder
    OT: Jan Hooks is one of those types whom a small cadre of famous-powerful-people thought were great but never were popular with most people. So she got lots of plum gigs (such as recurring unfunny sketches on SNL) that never got her mass appeal--and they kept giving them to her.

    I liked her comedy, but the way Lorne Michaels pushed her to no avail reminds me how Tracey Ullman kept getting sketch comedy shows that nobody watched but everybody-who-was-everybody loved.
  104. @Jack D
    He was promised a lifetime appointment. Being a Federal judge is not like being a roofer or a cornerback - you don't have to worry about your knees giving out. The oldest Federal judge heard cases until he was 103. So Kozinski, conceivably was only 1/2 way thru his potential career. Of course not everyone lives to 103 but statistically Kozinski had at least another 10 or 15 years in him which should not have been cut short just because he was guilty of being a creepy old guy.

    The other day, The Sound of Music was on TV (I think they put it on every year at Christmastime). When she was 21 Maria was sent by her convent to teach the daughter of a man 25 years older than she was. Baron von Trapp seduced his nanny (who was a nun)! Today they would put him in jail, not make a musical about it.

    As one may have inferred from my comment, I am not a strong proponent of lifetime appointments, especially for people who have not even attained 35 years of age.

    But more to the point, the “promise” he got was never unconditional; lifetime appointments have never meant “unable to be removed from the bench for any reason.”

    And obviously one should note that he was not removed from the bench. He chose to resign. That’s a very good sign that the accusations were credible.

  105. @jb
    Wow, I am just taken by the premise of Trade Me:

    To her shock, Blake offers her a trade: She’ll get his income, his house, his car. In exchange, he’ll work her hours and send money home to her family. No expectations; no future obligations.
     
    I mean, I know, these sorts of novels are not intended as gritty realism, but still, is it really possible to suspend one's disbelief that far? Really???

    The idea of the prince and the commoner, the master and the slave, trading places is an ancient plot device in literature, going back to Roman times. In fact so hoary (without a w) that nowadays only a hack would use it. Of course part of not being a hack is that you have to give your plot device a believable setup first.

    I did enjoy the Eddie Murphy movie though.

  106. @The Anti-Gnostic
    Law is pretty tedious, and working for a mission-oriented federal appellate judge means a lot of time spent doing very non-glamorous tasks. I'm not surprised that a smart, imaginative woman eventually quit the business to write bodice-rippers. There's a lot of room for creative problem-solving but not much for artistic, imaginative expression. An "imaginative" lawyer or accountant will wreck a case or a deal.

    She seems to have done quite well for herself, and is married too. I don't know if her husband is as rakish and brilliant as Kozinski but hey, life is about trade-offs. She's had many more good career and personal options than most people get.

    This line interested me:


    She says she couldn’t bear to teach at her own law school because, “when I did visit the campus, it reminded me too much of who I had been before the clerkship, and I couldn’t handle the memory.”
     
    Wait, what?! What is "it?" Is she talking about seeing young, attractive female law students reminding you daily that you're approaching the downslope and there's a conveyor belt of young, good-looking talent waiting to step seamlessly in to your position? Welcome to middle age, Ms. Bond.

    Reminds me of a post I wrote three years ago:

    https://anti-gnostic.blogspot.com/2014/09/allow-me-to-translate.html

    Scott Peck's terse dictum, "Life is hard," is unappreciated. Lots of people would be glad to have Heidi Bond's problems.

    Also, Vivia Chen calling her blog "The Careerist" is high self-parody.

    There’s not much room for artistic creativity in writing erotica, either. It’s pretty much hack work.

    People tend to think of writing as a romantic career, but have you ever read a biography of a writer? They’re likely to be miserable people.

    It is better than being a grunt at a paper factory, I suppose, if you value the particular things it offers. And especially if you have a man to do grunt work for you,l.

  107. @Jack D
    Boo hoo, crocodile tears. Lawyers get to sit in a clean air conditioned office and spend their days doing physically undemanding work - typing on the computer, talking on the phone, etc. For this they get paid an hourly rate far in excess of what people get for risking their lives on slippery roofs or working in trenches in the freezing cold or burning heat.

    Boo hoo, crocodile tears. Lawyers get to sit in a clean air conditioned office and spend their days doing physically undemanding work – typing on the computer, talking on the phone, etc. For this they get paid an hourly rate far in excess of what people get for risking their lives on slippery roofs or working in trenches in the freezing cold or burning heat.

    You’re baiting me but these are different aspects of radically different jobs and I’m simply explaining why lawyers leave the law. I wasn’t looking for sympathy from you (to the extent that you’re constitutionally capable of such a human emotion).

    Presidents “get to sit in a clean air conditioned office and spend their days doing physically undemanding work – typing on the computer, talking on the phone, etc. too” and seem to age in dog years. Are you really proposing that migrant Mexican trench diggers are under more stress than the President of the United States?

    Additionally, plenty of lawyers wind up doing their jobs in less than glamorous environs quite often – the County Jail, the Construction site, the grimy Domestic Relations annex hosting an allotment of various human effluent. It’s not all rainbows and unicorns as you seem to think.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    My late father, who was a chicken farmer, used to tell me the same thing - that doing what I was doing (law) was more stressful than what he did because it involved racking your brain so much. I never agreed with him or with you on this point. I knew what the chicken coops were like (smelly) and I wanted no part of them. (BTW if POTUS is such a crappy job why are people willing to spend a billion $ (admittedly of other people's money) to get it?) Physical stress is real and measurable - there's no way that your joints are going to last in some occupations. Mental stress is relative. There are 103 year old practicing lawyers and judges but no 103 year old masons or framers.

    Some people find mental work to be enjoyable rather than stressful. If mental work was inherently stressful, why would anyone do crossword puzzles? It helps when you are a lawyer that you are dealing with OTHER PEOPLE's problems, not your own. You do your best for your clients and try to help them out as much as you can, but if it all goes south it goes south for them and not for you. As for whether legal work involves being out in the field, it really depends what kind of law.
  108. @AnotherDad
    This Heidi Bond bio is basically a refutation of all the lies and whines of contemporary feminism.

    This gal is clearly pretty sharp. Her bio suggests she actually *could* have made it in any number of male fields--science, tech, law--but she did not want to. She basically kept moving further and further away from the male/math toward female/verbal at each step. Even law which is nicely pitched between the male and female poles with male logic, but in verbal form and plenty of people skill interactions was apparently too dry and unappealing to her female brain. And she's now thinking about what really gets her going--not "you go girrrl" math and physical chemistry--but heaving bosoms ripped from their bodice.

    But apparently, as Steve would say, we're not supposed to notice.

    Sorry, I meant to press the Agree button!

    Great comment!

  109. @yaqub the mad scientist
    Akhil Reed Amar's call for 12 year terms max for all federal judges, Supreme Court and otherwise- seems like a good compromise.

    Let the Supreme Court justices have 18 years, which give each winner of a Presidential election two Supreme Court nominees. Then give them a million dollar per year pension when they retire, but prevent them from getting other income.

    • Disagree: AndrewR
    • Replies: @Alec Leamas (hard at work)

    Let the Supreme Court justices have 18 years, which give each winner of a Presidential election two Supreme Court nominees. Then give them a million dollar per year pension when they retire, but prevent them from getting other income.
     
    My thought would be to keep the lifetime appointments but expand the Court to, say, 19 Justices which would be added gradually on a similar schedule so that one President couldn't pack the Court for ideological reasons. Then you'd have more turnover on the Court but with lower stakes for each appointment - a single appointment would be less likely to shift the balance of the Court on a number of hot-button issues. We'd all be less interested in the eating and exercise habits of a bunch of decrepit old codgers.

    This is more do-able because it doesn't require amending the Constitution to alter the occupation of the office "during good behavior" because the number of justices isn't prescribed in the Constitution.

    I'd also like to see SCOTUS sitting outside of Washington. If one of the ideas of the Court is to insulate it from political influence, what sense does it make to plant them all in the center of the Nation's political influence?
    , @AndrewR
    Payable out of Steve Sailer's bank account.
  110. @AnotherDad
    This Heidi Bond bio is basically a refutation of all the lies and whines of contemporary feminism.

    This gal is clearly pretty sharp. Her bio suggests she actually *could* have made it in any number of male fields--science, tech, law--but she did not want to. She basically kept moving further and further away from the male/math toward female/verbal at each step. Even law which is nicely pitched between the male and female poles with male logic, but in verbal form and plenty of people skill interactions was apparently too dry and unappealing to her female brain. And she's now thinking about what really gets her going--not "you go girrrl" math and physical chemistry--but heaving bosoms ripped from their bodice.

    But apparently, as Steve would say, we're not supposed to notice.

    There is one oddity in her resume — the BA from Florida State. Why would a smart California girl go across the country to attend the second tier university of another state?

    • Replies: @AndrewR
    The safest bet would be that she got a full-ride scholarship.
    , @AnotherDad
    Good catch. Yeah, that's weird. AndrewR may have the answer with the scholarship thing.
  111. However, I bet she’s a lot richer than Kozinski by now.

  112. @njguy73

    I’m not surprised that a smart, imaginative woman eventually quit the business to write bodice-rippers. There’s a lot of room for creative problem-solving but not much for artistic, imaginative expression. An “imaginative” lawyer or accountant will wreck a case or a deal.
     
    That reminds me of another lady who wrote about how she feels she was not encouraged by her physics professors to pursue science, and instead took up creative writing. As the Sailermeister put it, those professors "might have done her a favor by perhaps surmising that she wouldn’t have been happy pursuing a career of inhuman abstraction. As is appropriate for a professor of creative writing, Pollack is a bit of a drama queen. In an interview promoting her last novel, she used the word 'passion' 11 times in just 90 words."

    http://takimag.com/article/in_search_of_sexier_scientists_steve_sailer/print#axzz3oEDj0dZF

    On a personal note, I have three male friends whom I met during college and who currently have wives with Ph.D.s. The fields of these women:
    - one in psychology, married to a VP of finance
    - one medical ethics, married to hedge-fund employee (title unknown)
    - one in chemistry, married to a computer scientist
    - and the chemistry Ph.D. had a future biology Ph.D. in her bridesmaid party

    That may be a small sample, but it shows how gender does impact the fields one is interested in. That's also why The Big Bang Theory, whatever its merits as a sitcom, is realistic. Male physicists and engineers, female neuroscientists, and microbiologists. And the few female physicists are portrayed and having male-type libidos.

    What did American culture do to deserve The Big Bang Theory as its most popular sitcom? It seems wholly unexpectedly decent, realistic, and reasonable …

    • Replies: @whorefinder
    A: Chuck Lorre realized that his juvenile-obsession with a free-spirited hippie chick (Dharma & Greg) actually made him miserable and hate women and the idealistic, nerdy neurotic dude he was (Two and a Half-Men), and then decided that the real root of his problem was how nerdy, neurotic he had been as a precocious young man he'd spent far too much time being anti-social and how he would have really preferred that the ditzy, hot blond actresses ignoring him in his early Hollywood days had noticed him and how wonderful he was (The Big Bang Theory).
    , @kaganovitch
    Not to worry Steve. This will not go unpunished.
  113. @sabril

    FWIW, neither Dustin Hoffman nor Kozinski was ever remotely handsome. The Tribe certainly has succeeded in changing normal people’s perceptions of what is physically attractive.
     
    It's always fascinating to me just how similar anti-Semites are to feminists, BLM activists, and other Leftist whackos. Feminists think that there is a Male Conspiracy to push slender women as being attractive; BLM types think that there is a White Conspiracy to push whites as being attractive; and anti-Semites think that there is a Jewish Conspiracy to push Jews as being attractive.

    Well said. (I’ve unfortunately already used up my agree/disagree button.)

  114. @sabril

    AFAIK, just as many Jewish boys are born as Jewish girls, so any dating imbalance must be localized
     
    Actually there are more male births than female births among pretty much all groups. In the past, this was offset by greater male mortality due to accidents, childhood infection, war, etc.

    But the real imbalance lies in the fact that the male fertility window is much greater than that of the female in our species. If a man in his 20s wants a girl in her 20s, he is competing not just with other men in their 20s. He is also competing with men in their 30s and even 40s. So the effective sex ratio is more like 2 or 3 to 1, even in places like NYC which attract a lot of young women.

    These newspaper articles which talk about a man shortage inevitably focus on women in their late 30s and 40s who are established in their careers and want a similarly established man in the same age range. And yes, there are not a lot of those men and those that exist will tend to go for younger women.

    To put it simply: There is no man shortage, there is just a shortage of established men in their late 30s and 40s who are willing to marry women in the same age range.

    If you are writing a movie, make the hero a single man of age 35. The heroine should be something beginning with a 2.

  115. @Bleuteaux
    OT:

    When do we get to see pictures of the genius driving a train 3x the speed limit, killing half a dozen people and trashing millions in federal funding?

    I'm guessing it's another consequence of running out of white men.

    OT:

    When do we get to see pictures of the genius driving a train 3x the speed limit, killing half a dozen people and trashing millions in federal funding?

    I’m guessing it’s another consequence of running out of white men.

    This is a recurring theme that Steve has brought up before: third world problems that have now become first world problems. In the span of two days, there was a power-outage at one of the nations busiest airports and a train derailment on to a freeway. The incidence of such events, like the recent fire in Atlanta which caused a key freeway overpass to collapse, seem to be increasing. An anecdotal observation, I know, but still………….one wonders.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    AFAIK no one has printed the names of the train crew. Nor photos.

    An aside, usually when underway on a freight train the cab of the lead motor has an engineer and a conductor, and if Mr Hoghead is sleeping, whacking off or on his iPad, the other guy will protect his own life and job by watching out for red signals and speed issues. On a passenger train conductors are walking around the cars, and from what I've seen you can't walk through a car and into a passenger locomotive, at least the ones I saw the last time I was around one. Cab access was up a straight vertical ladder and over, like getting into a fighter cockpit. Is the engineer alone on an Amtrak passenger run?
    , @Yngvar
    Who is John Galt?
  116. @TheBoom
    Bond has a very powerful case against the judge if you merely ignore everything you know about human nature (especially female nature), her subsequent careers in law and romance novels, and the nature of the stories in romance novels. Ignoring all of that is a small price to pay to find a mere #metoo victim

    Bond has a very powerful case against the judge if you merely ignore everything you know about human nature …

    LOL I’m going to steal that.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    A rape case just got thrown out because the victim forgot to delete a massive store of texts demonstrating that she enjoyed it.
    http://boards.4chan.org/pol/thread/153839313
    nypost.com/2017/12/16/rape-trial-falls-apart-after-accusers-40000-texts-are-revealed/
    >Liam Allan, 22, faced up to ten years in jail charged with six counts of rape and six counts of sexual assault against a young woman over a 14-month period that began when he was 19.
    >The alleged victim had claimed she did not enjoy sex, while Mr Allan claimed it was consensual and she was acting maliciously because he refused to see her after he returned to university.
    >Now, the judge has called for an inquiry at the “very highest level” to understand why police failed to hand over critical evidence including 40,000 messages from the accuser to Mr Allan and friends.
    (If you go to 4chan use a blocker.)
  117. Anon • Disclaimer says:

    Why is Bond ticked off? Because she’s a talented, capable woman with strong skills and she still got treated like dirt by Kozinski.

    She got dissed, and that’s why she’s pissed. It’s not the downtrodden women who are complaining about the way these men behave, it’s the elite women who want to be treated with at least basic politeness in their jobs. I understand her side perfectly. She’s mad because no matter how good she was at something, she still didn’t get treated with respect.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    Kozinski treated her exactly the same way he would have treated a male clerk. In fact, that was his fatal mistake. Women in the workplace want it both ways. They want to be treated with the respect due a man AND the deference due a woman. They want it ALL and you can't have it all.

    In certain traditional societies such as Afghanistan, if a man dies and has no male heirs, his wife or his daughter can assume the male role and run the farm. She literally puts on pants and is treated as a man by the other villagers from that day on. But, she is no longer treated as a woman - she is treated as a man in all respects. She has to do a man's work. She doesn't get to pick and choose between male and female roles - she has to go all in. Being simple villagers and not smart sophisticates like us, they think that it's only fair that you have to pick one or the other - we know better.
  118. @Thomas

    Judge K isn’t the dream man for every girl, but for a 2-time Supreme Court law clerk type like her …
     
    I guess it's possible but I'm not sure that I see a woman with an educational pedigree that includes an M.S. from Berkeley and a J.D. from Michigan, who ultimately went on to clerk in Washington, and who happened to have a yen for powerful nerds, being that hard up for options that she would have been left pining pitiably for years over a married man a quarter-century her senior. Maybe Kozinski really did have some Kavorka thing going on. (https://youtu.be/UEiMv4mCI1g?t=1m7s)

    What I would buy is that a woman whose life and career ultimately took the path of writing trashy softcore erotica could have had some unacknowledged personal issues that would have been tweaked just so by a possessive, powerful boss with a European accent and a vaguely kinky management style you don't see in the everyday P.C. world, but that says as much or more about her as it does about Kozinski, and I'm not sure how generally applicable it would be.

    Read her blog post:

    http://www.courtneymilan.com/metoo/kozinski.html

    I don’t think she was tweaked at all (maybe secretly resents that she was NOT tweaked). One of the problems with fatties like Bond is that they turn to food for comfort so when she became anxious that Kozinski was NOT looking at her in “that way”, she got fatter and even less attractive which only caused Kozinski to ignore her feminine charms even more. In her mind’s eye, she sees herself as the irresistible bodice rippee of her novels, while in reality, men see a fattie whose bodice they are not eager to rip at all.

    The REAL problem with when the Judge showed her “porn” (not actual porn – just a picture where people were sitting naked on a sofa amid others who were clothed, not engaged in any sex act) is that the Judge did NOT consider her to be a sex object. If she had been thin and attractive, he wouldn’t have done it. Fat people (esp. women) are often invisible to people of the opposite sex – he was treating her as “one of the guys” because he would no more mate with her than he would with an actual guy or a cow. This must have been very painful to Bond who like any fat person has the same inner desires as anyone else. Even if she did not want to have an actual sexual relationship with the judge, she wanted to be seen as ELIGIBLE to have one and not some repulsive creature that could never have made the list that the judge kept.

    Anyway, the idea that Bond was so traumatized that it changed the path of her career is pure retconning.

    • Agree: Forbes
    • Replies: @Alec Leamas (hard at work)
    I think the explanation is simpler than that.

    Baby lawyers want to have a relationship with a personal dimension with these Judges. It's heady to be one of the inner circle, to act as the Judge's adjutant, to have established and respected litigators treat you extra-special and with a respect that they don't give to a 10 year lawyer working under them. They like to drop indicia of their personal relationship with the Judge in everyday shoptalk - "I was at Judge So-and-So's holiday party/picnic/grandson's Bar Mitzvah." It's the coin of the realm.

    What you can't know is how familiar any given Clerk is with the Judge in question. We assume because she's making complaints after the fact that she was the model of probity but I woyuldn't be so sure. Women as the pursued sex are of course much more skilled at the ambiguities of passive seduction than men are at interpreting the signs of interest - and I don't think it's improbable or even unlikely for young women in these environments to play with that ambiguity for a career advantage. The problem seems to arise when a man interprets the interest as sincere and pursues the younger woman.
  119. @Steve Sailer
    Let the Supreme Court justices have 18 years, which give each winner of a Presidential election two Supreme Court nominees. Then give them a million dollar per year pension when they retire, but prevent them from getting other income.

    Let the Supreme Court justices have 18 years, which give each winner of a Presidential election two Supreme Court nominees. Then give them a million dollar per year pension when they retire, but prevent them from getting other income.

    My thought would be to keep the lifetime appointments but expand the Court to, say, 19 Justices which would be added gradually on a similar schedule so that one President couldn’t pack the Court for ideological reasons. Then you’d have more turnover on the Court but with lower stakes for each appointment – a single appointment would be less likely to shift the balance of the Court on a number of hot-button issues. We’d all be less interested in the eating and exercise habits of a bunch of decrepit old codgers.

    This is more do-able because it doesn’t require amending the Constitution to alter the occupation of the office “during good behavior” because the number of justices isn’t prescribed in the Constitution.

    I’d also like to see SCOTUS sitting outside of Washington. If one of the ideas of the Court is to insulate it from political influence, what sense does it make to plant them all in the center of the Nation’s political influence?

    • Replies: @guest
    The Constitution doesn't really specify what constitutes grounds for impeachment the way it does for the presidency. We could go ahead and impeach them for political reasons if we wanted to. Or for any old reason, including apparent decrepitude. I don't see why not. Historically, we have gone a different route by convention, not by law. And it hasn't worked out, legally speaking. Because however relatively peaceful and prosperous our civilization has been, we now have insane people in charge of law schools, and a great deal of anarcho-tyranny.

    Except that the option could eat up otherwise good men, and that it'd be abused by my enemies. But what isn't? We're in a Culture War, here, and the Law is part of our culture.
    , @Anonymous

    I’d also like to see SCOTUS sitting outside of Washington. If one of the ideas of the Court is to insulate it from political influence, what sense does it make to plant them all in the center of the Nation’s political influence?
     
    Good point. This may be one of the few things Germany got right in its constitutional arrangements. The German supreme court sits in Karlsruhe in the South West of the country near the Swiss border, as far away as one could get from the centers of executive government ruling the country (Berlin, Brussels, Frankfurt).

    For the U.S. Supreme Court, we should ensure that its new seat is:

    (1) Physically far removed from centers of legislative, executive or business power.

    (2) Not surrounded by Blue city swamp like DC, LA or NYC or otherwise attractive to fashion-conscious, culture-addled "urbane" types.

    (3) Accessible from both coasts.

    I nominate Bismarck, North Dakota.

  120. @anonymous-antimarxist
    "I am Woman, Hear me Whine" featuring the late Jan Hooks.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8T7i7c6WrfQ

    Another parody, The Woman Song.
    https://humor.beecy.net/menwomen/womansong/

    OT: Jan Hooks is one of those types whom a small cadre of famous-powerful-people thought were great but never were popular with most people. So she got lots of plum gigs (such as recurring unfunny sketches on SNL) that never got her mass appeal–and they kept giving them to her.

    I liked her comedy, but the way Lorne Michaels pushed her to no avail reminds me how Tracey Ullman kept getting sketch comedy shows that nobody watched but everybody-who-was-everybody loved.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    Professionals have better taste than the public. Tracey Ullman has been funnier for longer than just about anybody in showbiz. The scummiest music industry Grammy voter has better taste in music than the average person.
    , @Alec Leamas (hard at work)

    OT: Jan Hooks is one of those types whom a small cadre of famous-powerful-people thought were great but never were popular with most people. So she got lots of plum gigs (such as recurring unfunny sketches on SNL) that never got her mass appeal–and they kept giving them to her.
     
    Isn't it just a matter of needing enough women to field a sketch comedy troupe so that a high percentage of your bits don't get sidetracked by a man in drag (if that's not the heart of the bit)?

    Jan Hooks seemed like a kind of flexible comedic entertainer to fill those parts reliably. I suppose at a certain point you need other "filler" bits towards the end of the evening and you let her run with the ball every now and then to keep her happy and motivated.

    Candidly it kind of seems like there really haven't been break-out female stars from SNL and that they tend to be humored in the male alums' films due to friendship if at all. Has there really been a female Murphy? Farley? Meyers? Sandler?
    , @njguy73

    I liked her comedy, but the way Lorne Michaels pushed her to no avail reminds me how Tracey Ullman kept getting sketch comedy shows that nobody watched but everybody-who-was-everybody loved.
     
    No Tracey Ullman show, no Simpsons.
  121. @sabril

    AFAIK, just as many Jewish boys are born as Jewish girls, so any dating imbalance must be localized
     
    Actually there are more male births than female births among pretty much all groups. In the past, this was offset by greater male mortality due to accidents, childhood infection, war, etc.

    But the real imbalance lies in the fact that the male fertility window is much greater than that of the female in our species. If a man in his 20s wants a girl in her 20s, he is competing not just with other men in their 20s. He is also competing with men in their 30s and even 40s. So the effective sex ratio is more like 2 or 3 to 1, even in places like NYC which attract a lot of young women.

    These newspaper articles which talk about a man shortage inevitably focus on women in their late 30s and 40s who are established in their careers and want a similarly established man in the same age range. And yes, there are not a lot of those men and those that exist will tend to go for younger women.

    To put it simply: There is no man shortage, there is just a shortage of established men in their late 30s and 40s who are willing to marry women in the same age range.

    To put it simply: There is no man shortage, there is just a shortage of established men in their late 30s and 40s who are willing to marry women in the same age range.

    True dat. Feminism and female projection has taught women that men should be attracted to female high income/career achievement, because, well, women are attracted to that in men. Unfortunately, its created a lot of miserable, bitter women who hated their careers and now can’t find the man they were promised.

    • Replies: @stillCARealist
    This needs to be shouted from the rooftops.

    A successful career woman doesn't project that she needs a man. And men, above all, need to be needed.

    The best solution that I've noticed from some older, high-earning women is to find a divorced, even older man for a husband. That can work okay, but there'll be no children for her.
    , @AnotherDad

    True dat. Feminism and female projection has taught women that men should be attracted to female high income/career achievement, because, well, women are attracted to that in men. Unfortunately, its created a lot of miserable, bitter women who hated their careers and now can’t find the man they were promised.
     
    Well said. Extremely important point Finder.

    Women do know that their looks are critically important but after 50 years of propaganda there really does seem to be a lot of confusion among women, who really should know better.

    Feminists have a laundry list of demands which mostly entail men giving them stuff, without women having to give men anything in return. (The traditional, fair and beautifully complementary solution of old and fair was of course *both* giving up something and giving each other something in marriage, making a whole greater than the parts.)

    But no matter how much looting feminists can do--and they're getting a lot right now--they one piece they can't really get around is that they can't make men actually want what feminist want them to want.

    I'm all for women being free to make their own decisions. But feminists do not want that. They do not just want women to be free to decide what they want, they demand that men be unfree to want what they want.
    , @guest
    Not only is Strong, Independent Careerism not particularly attractive to menfolk, pursuing that life leads to side-effects that render women less attractive. The obvious one is age. Women get less attractive as they get older, at least once they're over 25. Along with that, they generally get less attractive the less fertile they are, though men perceive that indirectly.

    In the meantime, women aren't living as nuns. They use and get used by a series of men, usually not very decent men. Innocence is attractive to men, as is non-sluttiness. There's a sort of world-weariness to women who pass the average range of ages for first-borns, not necessarily directly related to the amount of penises they've been through. They get crusty and mean, if not cynical and man-hating.

    Nature is always contriving to produce new, unspoiled women. Why would men with options go for the old models?

    Career women could simply stoop to less desirable men, but they don't wanna. There's a simple mathematical function to their misery. There are only so many of the best men to go around. Unless they want to join a harem, they must settle or be lonely.
  122. Anon • Disclaimer says:
    @Thomas

    Judge K isn’t the dream man for every girl, but for a 2-time Supreme Court law clerk type like her …
     
    I guess it's possible but I'm not sure that I see a woman with an educational pedigree that includes an M.S. from Berkeley and a J.D. from Michigan, who ultimately went on to clerk in Washington, and who happened to have a yen for powerful nerds, being that hard up for options that she would have been left pining pitiably for years over a married man a quarter-century her senior. Maybe Kozinski really did have some Kavorka thing going on. (https://youtu.be/UEiMv4mCI1g?t=1m7s)

    What I would buy is that a woman whose life and career ultimately took the path of writing trashy softcore erotica could have had some unacknowledged personal issues that would have been tweaked just so by a possessive, powerful boss with a European accent and a vaguely kinky management style you don't see in the everyday P.C. world, but that says as much or more about her as it does about Kozinski, and I'm not sure how generally applicable it would be.

    Contrary to what you might think, successful romance writers are not messed-up women. They are hardnosed careerists who quite cynically write to market. They don’t write novels, they produce product, and they will mock your artistic pretensions while laughing all the way to the bank. They are completely unromantic, but they know how to manipulate the tropes of romance like an expert.

    Don’t kid yourselves about these women. They are businesswomen first, writers second. Heidi Bond is not some random romance writer. She’s a bestselling author in the field.

    • Replies: @Olorin

    they know how to manipulate the tropes of romance like an expert.
     
    An endeavor far more suited to success in romance novel-writing than the practice or teaching of law, I should think.

    I wrote books where women won, again and again.
     
    I asked my teacher once what he thought was the single most important skill or capacity a man should possess. He hardly paused to think before replying, and I paraphrase, "The ability to lose with dignity, then reattempt the endeavor, or choose a new one out of lessons learned from the loss."

    My quick reading of the above miasm of retconning and victimology points to one thing: Heidi Bond, like Vivia Chen, apparently labors under the misapprehension that adult life is about winning all the time and being comfortable and feeling Victoria-ous.

    Which casts in a new light this entire Current Moment fashion of women causing major losses to men with accusations of sexual misconduct Back In The Day. "I was a loser, I couldn't compete, I couldn't win, life disappointed me, I disappointed myself--now I and the Sisterhood will get even with you for our shortcomings!"

    Having said that, Kozinski sounds like a jerk, but whatever happened to dads who taught their daughters how to handle the likes of these?

    she felt like a conspirator in her own degradation
     

    Yeah, self-discovery can supply a helluva shock.
  123. @Steve Sailer
    Weinstein seems like a really bad guy, while an awful lot of the others just seem like dirty old men.

    Weinstein seems like a really bad guy, while an awful lot of the others just seem like dirty old men.

    It’s the sadism and humiliation inherent in Weinstein’s behavior – he just about embodies the feminists’ specious claim that rape is about power rather than sex. He’s a rara avis in our times, more reminiscent of Soviet soldiers engaging in punitive rapes of German women of all ages than the modern he-said, she-said frat party affairs we’re inundated with these days where the goal really is the sexual relationship even if premature.

    A lot of the other complaints now really seem to just be ill-fated, charmless and ham-fisted passes where the man had some expectation (however unrealistic or based upon misinterpretation) that the woman might be interested and reciprocate.

    • Replies: @Neil Templeton
    The woman might have been interested...twenty-five years ago. Once flesh has shriveled and glands are dessicate, only bitterness and vengeance remain. And of course the opportunity for profit.
  124. @Steve Sailer
    What did American culture do to deserve The Big Bang Theory as its most popular sitcom? It seems wholly unexpectedly decent, realistic, and reasonable ...

    A: Chuck Lorre realized that his juvenile-obsession with a free-spirited hippie chick (Dharma & Greg) actually made him miserable and hate women and the idealistic, nerdy neurotic dude he was (Two and a Half-Men), and then decided that the real root of his problem was how nerdy, neurotic he had been as a precocious young man he’d spent far too much time being anti-social and how he would have really preferred that the ditzy, hot blond actresses ignoring him in his early Hollywood days had noticed him and how wonderful he was (The Big Bang Theory).

  125. @Jack D
    He was promised a lifetime appointment. Being a Federal judge is not like being a roofer or a cornerback - you don't have to worry about your knees giving out. The oldest Federal judge heard cases until he was 103. So Kozinski, conceivably was only 1/2 way thru his potential career. Of course not everyone lives to 103 but statistically Kozinski had at least another 10 or 15 years in him which should not have been cut short just because he was guilty of being a creepy old guy.

    The other day, The Sound of Music was on TV (I think they put it on every year at Christmastime). When she was 21 Maria was sent by her convent to teach the daughter of a man 25 years older than she was. Baron von Trapp seduced his nanny (who was a nun)! Today they would put him in jail, not make a musical about it.

    She was a postulant, not a nun. She hadn’t taken her vows and was advised by the mother superior to leave the abbey. The Sound of Music is fiction built around bits of biography, but that detail actually is biographical. The d.o.b of one of her children is inconsistent from one document to the next, which has generated a thesis that she may have been pregnant at the time of her marriage, but the thesis hasn’t been proven.

  126. @anon

    … M.S. from Berkeley …
     
    Doesn’t a stand-alone M.S. mean you were a Ph.D. washout?

    Doesn’t a stand-alone M.S. mean you were a Ph.D. washout?

    Not necessarily. She could have decided she didn’t want a Ph.D. and cashed out then.

  127. @whorefinder
    OT: Jan Hooks is one of those types whom a small cadre of famous-powerful-people thought were great but never were popular with most people. So she got lots of plum gigs (such as recurring unfunny sketches on SNL) that never got her mass appeal--and they kept giving them to her.

    I liked her comedy, but the way Lorne Michaels pushed her to no avail reminds me how Tracey Ullman kept getting sketch comedy shows that nobody watched but everybody-who-was-everybody loved.

    Professionals have better taste than the public. Tracey Ullman has been funnier for longer than just about anybody in showbiz. The scummiest music industry Grammy voter has better taste in music than the average person.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    Professionals have better taste than the public. T

    I don't think the public bears any responsibility for the careers of Frank Gehry and Martin Creed.
    , @Clyde

    Professionals have better taste than the public.
     
    Are the Rotten Tomatoes movie reviewers professionals? The Last Jedi gets a 55% fresh audience rating and a 93% fresh rating from the reviewers. As large a gap as I have seen there.
    https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/star_wars_the_last_jedi

    Four audience reviews:

    One star
    December 19, 2017
    like watching Spaceballs being turned into a Star wars movie. A progressive parody of what star wars used to be.

    ½ a star
    December 19, 2017
    The plot holes. The irrelevant subplots that lead to nowhere. The insistence of comedic relief. Story telling at it's worst, and thats not even going into the way they handled the characters from the star wars universe


    ½ a star
    December 19, 2017
    Horrendous.
    A social justice nightmare. Every white male in the film was either incredibly incompetent or a nefarious/evil character. Star Wars: Episode IV was the first movie I saw as a child, it's incredibly sad what the franchise has become.
    RIP Star Wars

    ½ a star
    December 19, 2017
    Worst SW movie ever. Disney shit all over Luke's character in the hopes of raising Rey and Kylo. Kylo and Rey both suck. Way to kill SW Disney, nice job.
    , @whorefinder

    Professionals have better taste than the public.
     
    The deliberate Gramscian march through various industries indicates otherwise. Ugliness has always been a hallmark of communism---the better to demoralize the people with. After all, if there's nothing to inspire people that humanity can do better and be outstanding, they won't revolt against the government for better, and the individuals won't strive to outdo others.
  128. @Jack D
    He was promised a lifetime appointment. Being a Federal judge is not like being a roofer or a cornerback - you don't have to worry about your knees giving out. The oldest Federal judge heard cases until he was 103. So Kozinski, conceivably was only 1/2 way thru his potential career. Of course not everyone lives to 103 but statistically Kozinski had at least another 10 or 15 years in him which should not have been cut short just because he was guilty of being a creepy old guy.

    The other day, The Sound of Music was on TV (I think they put it on every year at Christmastime). When she was 21 Maria was sent by her convent to teach the daughter of a man 25 years older than she was. Baron von Trapp seduced his nanny (who was a nun)! Today they would put him in jail, not make a musical about it.

    You have have been tried and found guilty of the crime of incorrectly remembering a fifty year-old musical. Judge Art Deco will now pronounce sentence.

  129. Anon • Disclaimer says:
    @Charles Pewitt
    Federal judges have overstepped their power for fifty years or more to the detriment of White Core Americans and they should be impeached and removed from power frequently. We got it, some guy at VDARE has taught many of us a new word: Kritarchy. That new word we all learned is Hebrew and it ain't got much to do with Angles, Saxons, Celts, Normans and all the rest. An illuminated forest clearing in Germany where the barbarians meted out justice is the origins of our law. Andrew Jackson was a judge though.

    Women are biologically inclined to prioritize their own reproductive power over men and the resulting children rather than use an ounce of brain power to contemplate what is best for their nation or ethnic group. We got it. The broads are dumber than a box of rocks and they care too much about the prevailing opinion of the day even if it will lead to the destruction of their people.

    White women will have to be dealt with in politics until such time as we repeal the 19th Amendment.

    White women with college degrees are especially prone to slavish devotion to prevailing societal opinions. I have noticed that most women with college degrees will vote for the non-White political party called the Democrats. I have also noticed that these same White women with college degrees do not want to live anywhere near non-Whites, especially Blacks.

    If your a handsome devil or you have a political message that appeals to White women, they don't care if you say that some White women are dumb. These White women will think you are talking about some other White lady and not about them.

    God Bless All The White Women Who Voted For Trump.

    Trump Leads To Explicit White Identity Politics; White Women Will Play A Big Role In That.

    White women voted pretty much for the same candidates as white men from the time women got the vote on until the divorce rate started climbing in the 1970s. From that point, women voted for whomever would support themselves and their children.

    Go look up female voting patterns. It’s not the right to vote that made women start voting heavily Democratic, but the breakdown in marriage. Even today, married women with children vote more Republican than Democrat.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    White women voted pretty much for the same candidates as white men...
     
    Before the 1970s, women voters gave about five percentage points more to the Republicans than did men. I'd also read somewhere, long ago, that women gave the Conservatives in the UK all of their 20th-century victories.

    Women are actually more conservative in political activity than are men; it's just that now the ones who've grown up under the welfare state are conserving that.
    , @sheldoon
    Equal wages came in the 1960s, followed by equal no-fault divorces. Women started opting out of marriage as soon as they became economically independent and would not be penalised as singles. Marriage to the state is so much more attractive to women, whose primary instincts seem to be those of the beehive or ant's nest. Women want the welfare state. Either they must be controlled or we must surrender to the Brave New World of human beehives. The word 'imposture' means a belief like Santa Claus which has a positive effect when believed by the masses. We need to create a new imposture myth to control women. Religion is failing as such a control, that's one suggestion anyway.
  130. Perhaps Miss Bond shared her interest in romance novels and their themes with Judge Kozinski and he got the wrong idea.

    I know – no means no – but isn’t a lot of women’s romance fiction based on the premise that no doesn’t always mean no?

  131. @george
    "The basic idea is: Observe once. Observe again. Repeat observations. The more you observe something, the more likely it is that you can predict future behavior. " Not really. The problem is infinity. Induction proves something for all cases, it sounds like she is using 1,2,3 to extrapolate 4,5,6...

    In induction you prove something for 1,2,3 ... n, n+1. He romance novel seems to have 1,2,3,... which is clever, but if she could work n, n +1 into it it would be brilliant. I am almost tempted to read it to see how she handles n, n+1, but I dont think she does. 1,2,3 is ordinary high school math team clever, n,n+1 is math olympiad contender.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mathematical_induction

    Mathematical induction could hardly be more different from the sort of induction Bond describes, which is much more Francis Bacon’s idea of induction.

    Among other things, mathematical induction is purely a form of deductive reasoning. As I recollect, it’s pretty much assumed as an axiom for Peano arithmetic (and proved in standard forms of set theory), and all instances of its use are therefore deductive.

    The Francis Bacon (and David Hume) idea of induction is inherently non-deductive. The most obvious divergence is that the conclusion of such induction is never certain, as Hume rather gleefully pointed out. The sun may rise every day through today, but may not rise tomorrow (maybe the sun gets sucked into a black hole). There is no necessary connection, Hume loved to say.

    But guess what? I have the slightest hunch that none of this really figures into writing romance novels. I have the slightest hunch that this whole line of talk is Bond’s way of muddying her waters that they might appear deep.

    A deep romance novel is quite a concept, of course. Just one more way Bond chooses to live the life of conspicuous fakery.

  132. @njguy73

    I’m not surprised that a smart, imaginative woman eventually quit the business to write bodice-rippers. There’s a lot of room for creative problem-solving but not much for artistic, imaginative expression. An “imaginative” lawyer or accountant will wreck a case or a deal.
     
    That reminds me of another lady who wrote about how she feels she was not encouraged by her physics professors to pursue science, and instead took up creative writing. As the Sailermeister put it, those professors "might have done her a favor by perhaps surmising that she wouldn’t have been happy pursuing a career of inhuman abstraction. As is appropriate for a professor of creative writing, Pollack is a bit of a drama queen. In an interview promoting her last novel, she used the word 'passion' 11 times in just 90 words."

    http://takimag.com/article/in_search_of_sexier_scientists_steve_sailer/print#axzz3oEDj0dZF

    On a personal note, I have three male friends whom I met during college and who currently have wives with Ph.D.s. The fields of these women:
    - one in psychology, married to a VP of finance
    - one medical ethics, married to hedge-fund employee (title unknown)
    - one in chemistry, married to a computer scientist
    - and the chemistry Ph.D. had a future biology Ph.D. in her bridesmaid party

    That may be a small sample, but it shows how gender does impact the fields one is interested in. That's also why The Big Bang Theory, whatever its merits as a sitcom, is realistic. Male physicists and engineers, female neuroscientists, and microbiologists. And the few female physicists are portrayed and having male-type libidos.

    The numbers are in the Digest of Education Statistics. The ratios among doctoral degrees awarded are 4:1 (physics), 3.5:1 (engineering), 1.4:1 (Chemistry), 1.1:1 (neuroscience), and 0.75:1 (microbiology).

  133. Which brings us to Bond’s career choices. Her rejection of what might have been—an illustrious future as a law professor, government lawyer, judge, law firm partner—seems to have its roots with her awful experience with Kozinski.

    Why can’t she just admit that she preferred writing somewhat smutty female wish fulfillment fantasy novels to the legal profession, with its higher prestige but also higher stress, reams of tedious paperwork in legalese, etc.? It seems she did quite well in the legal profession, but decided that that sort of life did not make her happy, and decided to do something else. What’s wrong with that?

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    How traumatized were ex-lawyers Grisham and Turow by lady judges?
    , @guest
    I can imagine the law being tedious, but do you really think writing erotica isn't tedious? Have you ever read that stuff? Might as well be reading bus schedules after a couple. And that's not to mention what drudgery writing itself can be.

    Of course, you can do it in your underwear, and it frees up time to spend smoking opium or whatever else it is you want to do.
    , @njguy73

    Why can’t she just admit that she preferred writing somewhat smutty female wish fulfillment fantasy novels to the legal profession, with its higher prestige but also higher stress, reams of tedious paperwork in legalese, etc.? It seems she did quite well in the legal profession, but decided that that sort of life did not make her happy, and decided to do something else. What’s wrong with that?
     
    If she admitted that she preferred writing somewhat smutty female wish fulfillment fantasy novels to the legal profession, it would send the message to judges that women aren't worth hiring as clerks. It would send the message that women want higher prestige but can't handle higher stress, reams of tedious paperwork in legalese, etc. It would reflect poorly on her group and be a setback in their advancement.

    That's what's wrong with that.
    , @Anonymous
    One thing wrong with it is that it happens a lot, because the practice of law is notoriously unpleasant and difficult. But it pays well for most.

    So many women wash out of it due to these reasons and 99.9% of them do not become best-selling romance novelists. Most take up blogging or work in restaurants or just get married.

    This violently skews the "income ten years after graduation" metric by sex and is then taken as ipso facto evidence of sexual discrimination in professional pay scales.
  134. @Steve Sailer
    Professionals have better taste than the public. Tracey Ullman has been funnier for longer than just about anybody in showbiz. The scummiest music industry Grammy voter has better taste in music than the average person.

    Professionals have better taste than the public. T

    I don’t think the public bears any responsibility for the careers of Frank Gehry and Martin Creed.

  135. @Jack D
    Read her blog post:

    http://www.courtneymilan.com/metoo/kozinski.html

    I don't think she was tweaked at all (maybe secretly resents that she was NOT tweaked). One of the problems with fatties like Bond is that they turn to food for comfort so when she became anxious that Kozinski was NOT looking at her in "that way", she got fatter and even less attractive which only caused Kozinski to ignore her feminine charms even more. In her mind's eye, she sees herself as the irresistible bodice rippee of her novels, while in reality, men see a fattie whose bodice they are not eager to rip at all.

    The REAL problem with when the Judge showed her "porn" (not actual porn - just a picture where people were sitting naked on a sofa amid others who were clothed, not engaged in any sex act) is that the Judge did NOT consider her to be a sex object. If she had been thin and attractive, he wouldn't have done it. Fat people (esp. women) are often invisible to people of the opposite sex - he was treating her as "one of the guys" because he would no more mate with her than he would with an actual guy or a cow. This must have been very painful to Bond who like any fat person has the same inner desires as anyone else. Even if she did not want to have an actual sexual relationship with the judge, she wanted to be seen as ELIGIBLE to have one and not some repulsive creature that could never have made the list that the judge kept.

    Anyway, the idea that Bond was so traumatized that it changed the path of her career is pure retconning.

    I think the explanation is simpler than that.

    Baby lawyers want to have a relationship with a personal dimension with these Judges. It’s heady to be one of the inner circle, to act as the Judge’s adjutant, to have established and respected litigators treat you extra-special and with a respect that they don’t give to a 10 year lawyer working under them. They like to drop indicia of their personal relationship with the Judge in everyday shoptalk – “I was at Judge So-and-So’s holiday party/picnic/grandson’s Bar Mitzvah.” It’s the coin of the realm.

    What you can’t know is how familiar any given Clerk is with the Judge in question. We assume because she’s making complaints after the fact that she was the model of probity but I woyuldn’t be so sure. Women as the pursued sex are of course much more skilled at the ambiguities of passive seduction than men are at interpreting the signs of interest – and I don’t think it’s improbable or even unlikely for young women in these environments to play with that ambiguity for a career advantage. The problem seems to arise when a man interprets the interest as sincere and pursues the younger woman.

  136. Interestingly, Dating Game in 1968 means that he was just barely 18, if even that old. He sure looks older than that on the clip.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    I don't know that Kozinski was 18 on The Dating Game, but that's what all the sources said: 1968. It's not impossible they were wrong. But it's likely he was precocious.
  137. @Jack D
    He was promised a lifetime appointment. Being a Federal judge is not like being a roofer or a cornerback - you don't have to worry about your knees giving out. The oldest Federal judge heard cases until he was 103. So Kozinski, conceivably was only 1/2 way thru his potential career. Of course not everyone lives to 103 but statistically Kozinski had at least another 10 or 15 years in him which should not have been cut short just because he was guilty of being a creepy old guy.

    The other day, The Sound of Music was on TV (I think they put it on every year at Christmastime). When she was 21 Maria was sent by her convent to teach the daughter of a man 25 years older than she was. Baron von Trapp seduced his nanny (who was a nun)! Today they would put him in jail, not make a musical about it.

    The Sound of Music is pure evil. It’s full of horrible white people with zero wonderful diversity. Everyone is cishet. Children are portrayed as needing a mother. It’s full of white people music featuring melody, rhyme, and on-key singing. And as you say, the oppressed domestic is forced into sexual slavery under a middle-aged white male. It should join Song of the South and Africa Addio on the index of forbidden cinema.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    THIS. THIS.

    This. So true. Finally someone could say it and acknowledge the SHEER, UNBRIDLED and unmitigated patriarchial brainwashing that was imposed upon countless female-bodied and female identifying children even before they could know what was right or wrong. The sheer quantity of internalized misogyny is obvious even in the few female-identifying posters here who agree with the toxicity of these yesterday's abhorrent attitudes.
    , @Anonymous
    I thought it was about punching nazis, like all good movies.
    , @Jack D
    A couple of years ago, one of the networks did a "live" broadcast version of the Sound of Music (it wasn't good but it wasn't a total disaster either). For the part of the Mother Superior they got a black woman. She is a very talented Broadway veteran and frankly much better than the white chick they got to play Maria (some country music star) but how a black woman came to be a Mother Superior in Austria 1938 they did not explain.

    I'm sure if they were doing a show about Nelson Mandela it would be fine to cast Alec Baldwin, right? Color blind casting - just get the best person for the job.
  138. If we put together Zippy’s account (copied by Steve into the main post body in a post-publication edit) at with Bond’s essay at http://www.courtneymilan.com/metoo/kozinski.html, it seems that Kozinski required 70 hour work weeks, PLUS micromanaging what clerks were allowed to do outside of work.

    > He laid down the law—I was not to read them anymore. “I control what you read,”
    > he said, “what you write, when you eat. You don’t sleep if I say so. You don’t shit
    > unless I say so. Do you understand?”

    People psychoanalyzing Bond from afar should consider that Kozinski exercised a level of control in Bond’s life that resembles some kind of cult. “Psychological fragility” is easier to produce under such circumstances.

    > I want to be clear: There is absolutely no comparison between a job
    > that pays reasonably well, that no law prevented me from walking
    > away from, and that opened up career opportunities that most people
    > will never have and slavery.

    > But over the course of the clerkship I learned very swiftly how impossible
    > it was to say no to the judge.

    > I thought about quitting during the clerkship. I calculated the fastest
    > route between Pasadena and the city where my fiancé was living. I
    > checked plane ticket prices and read my lease to see if I could afford
    > to break it. I would look at my savings (meager) and calculate how long
    > it would take me to get a job, a paycheck.

    > I wondered if I anyone would hire me if I said, “well, yes, I quit my
    > clerkship, and I can’t talk about it for judicial confidentiality reasons,
    > and…no, the Judge won’t give me a recommendation, and…yes, you
    > have it right, I got through six months of this but I just couldn’t manage
    > the last six.”

    > I had over a hundred thousand dollars in student loans. I couldn’t risk it.

    > I came close enough to quitting that I told Judge Kozinski that I didn’t
    > want to clerk at the Supreme Court. The Judge prided himself on placing
    > a majority of his clerks with Supreme Court Justices, and my opting out
    > was a warning signal. He got me an interview with Justice O’Connor anyway.

    > I told him I didn’t want to go on the interview, and I meant it. At that point,
    > the thought of spending another year with someone who could wield
    > ultimate power over me sounded like a nightmare.[3] I didn’t care about the
    > career benefits; I didn’t care about anything except that I was going to be
    > trapped once more. He told me that if I didn’t go, and do my best, I would
    > have to leave his chambers.

    > I calculated how long it would take me to run out of money. I wondered
    > if it would destroy my career to not have a reference from my Judge. I felt
    > utterly powerless; I went on the interview.

    Read Bond’s entire essay and then you can just forget, misrepresent, or denounce
    the parts of it that you don’t like.

    I will say that I’ve learned a lot about some of the commenters on this blog by seeing how arbitrarily some of you decide what was going on in her head with no evidence but your own assumptions.

    • Agree: Whoever
    • Replies: @fish

    I will say that I’ve learned a lot about some of the commenters on this blog by seeing how arbitrarily some of you decide what was going on in her head with no evidence but your own assumptions.
     
    What....she wasn't cut out for Kozinskis year long legal boot camp? How is that his fault? She wants to be a high flying attorney....how bout doing some research about whats involved if you accept a clerkship with him?
    , @Eagle Eye

    I ... read my lease to see if I could afford to break it.
     
    This illustrates a key problem with having book-smart but clueless lawyers (often women) with zero life experience as "clerks" hovering around appellate judges.

    Heidi Bond/Courtney Milan (and many others like her) worked as an appellate court clerk, yet she clearly did not (and does not) even understand the basic legal principles governing a plain residential lease.

    Under California law, what a residential lease says is basically irrelevant. If the tenant terminates before the end of the term, the landlord can only seek compensation for the reasonable cost of finding another tenant for the unit. In practice, this means the landlord cannot claim more than about 2-3 weeks' rent until a new tenant should have been found. What the leaser "says" is generally irrelevant because the relationship is governed by written statutes and long-established legal principles.

    The whole feudal "clerking" system puts far too much power into the hands of law school lecturers and judges, and should be abolished. A much better system would rely on career attorneys with plenty of private sector experience supporting (and providing real feedback to) appointed judges. Non-legal education and experience would be a huge plus. Dare one call it REAL DIVERSITY?

    , @Anonymous
    Your point seems sound, but would be even stronger if you would admit that meanwhile you are taking her every utterance as gospel truth.

    Call me names if you want, but I've learned to be a tad more skeptical of self-interested disclosures.
  139. @sabril

    How much of what’s going is related to Viagra (and the like) keeping aging roués in the game, in their own minds, too long?
     
    I would guess "not that much," since much -- perhaps most -- of Kozinski's alleged misconduct seems to have been 20 or so years ago.

    I am tempted to hypothesize that the obesity epidemic may have something to do with it. Kozinski has suffered a massive decline in terms of his physical appearance. Part of it is due to normal aging, of course, but it has been greatly exacerbated by his dramatic weight gain. Why does this matter? Well, if a woman sees him today, she will have a tendency to subconsciously think "OMG, I let THAT behave sexually with me?!?" And suddenly an event that she laughed off (or was flattered by) 20 years ago gets retconned into harassment or worse.

    But at the same time, Kozinski had become pretty unattractive at least 10 years ago and these accusations did not surface until now. Meanwhile, Dustin Hoffman looks pretty good for 80 and it hasn't given him any immunity.

    I do think that internet + cell phones have had an impact. It's a lot easier now for the objects of these guys' affections to be found and to find each other; the possibility of multiple accusations at roughly the same time makes each individual accusation much easier, psychologically, to make.

    But I think the real change which is ultimately responsible is feminism. What was a trickle in the 60s and 70s became a flood in the 80s and 90s of Eager Young Women trying to make it in the professions; in journalism; etc. Because what gave guys like Kozinski the opportunity to engage in his (alleged) shenanigans was the power to boost peoples' careers. Without that power, very few young women would have given him the time of day.

    ? I’ve seen some of my former crushes decline in attractiveness, and my only shame is that I could have had such bad taste. “Dear God, I cried and wrote bad poetry over THAT?”

    • Replies: @stillCARealist
    That's why you should reserve your crushes for high-status men who have a stake in staying thin and well-groomed (or alive). This means that no man under 50 should be crushed upon. Sorry younger guys. you still have to prove yourselves to get into our fantasies.
  140. @Whiskey
    No. It does prove my point. The cover and book are designed to sell. To make money. The author and publisher think at least it will make money.

    The threat is there. In China anti African riots are common since African males find it easy to pull most of the hottest Chinese women already in short supply

    I have the impression that the Chinese women in Afro-Chinese marriages tend to be marginalized women.

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1521076/afro-chinese-marriages-boom-guangzhou-will-it-be-til-death

    • Replies: @Neoconned
    There was a video I saw on YouTube from some Asian news agency about anti Nigerian riots in some Chinese city. I'm thinking Chungking but I don't recall....

    I dunno why Nigerian but the local Chinese were rioting because they were knocking Chinese women up....& doing what they do every where else.....they abandoned their kids expecting the mother and I'm guessing relatives and CPOC to raise the brats. It's tragic, reminds me of the famous "Rhinelander Bastards" who ended up being victims of the Nazis.

    http://www.chinaafricaproject.com/bobby-togo-parents-abandoned-tencent-adopt/

    https://youtu.be/nUdLcrqoJB4
    , @Whiskey
    The women I saw at Tsinghua University in the 90s were not looking for marriage. Talking specifically about college kids and African exchange students.


    Steve any thoughts on the Bel Air fire being caused by homeless cooking fires?
  141. @TheJester
    A different take. Most of the takedowns have been aging, powerful, and accomplished Jewish men. Absolutely impossible in (((America))) ... unless it was a Jewish-sponsored purge.

    Educated white women have trouble finding husbands. Question: Do Jewish women have trouble finding nice Jewish-boys for husbands? The Internet lights up!

    4 Reasons Why You Can’t ‘Find a Nice Jewish Boy’

    Things have changed since you were young. Finding a ‘nice Jewish boy’ is now about as easy as finding ‘a nice studio apartment for under $1,500 in NYC.’ So if you’re wondering why your super smart, successful, beautiful perfect goddess of a daughter is still on the market, I have your answer ...

    Out of our New York women, 19% identify as Jewish, and out of our New York men, 13% identify as Jewish — that means there are nearly 50% more Jewish women than men in our database. There are a number of possible explanations for this — maybe women are just more likely to be religious, or Jewish women are more likely to join our service. But regardless of the reason, this imbalance, added to the already uneven gender imbalance, does not create a pretty picture for single Jewish women in New York.

    For every Jewish man in New York in our database, there are 3.5 Jewish women. So think of it as a Shabbat dinner, where there are two single Jewish guys, and seven women vying for their attention.
     
    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/lauren-kay/4-reasons-why-you-cant-find-a-nice-jewish-boy_b_7956836.html

    And, we have Gloria Steinem rolling in to called President Trump the "harasser in chief" ... and that the #Me Too movement is not done until Trump is gone.

    “Ask Gloria Steinem about the #MeToo movement, and she’ll tell you it’s far from over. To Steinem—feminist icon and co-founder of Ms. magazine and the Women’s Media Center—the movement can’t declare victory until Donald Trump is removed from the White House.

    Trump—to Steinem, the “harasser in chief“—has been the subject of sexual-misconduct accusations by 17 women …”
     
    https://qz.com/1153163/gloria-steinem-thinks-she-has-a-way-to-get-trump-fired/

    So, there is a movement and there are leaders ... Jewish women leaders. Let me speculate.

    Just as iSteve suggests that a lot of the social trauma in the United States (feminism as an example) are Jews working out their internal traumas on a public stage, perhaps the #Me Too purge is a warning to rich, powerful, and accomplished Jewish men to stop ogling and marrying shiksas ... and leaving good Jewish women high and dry.

    QED: Why were aging and over-the-hill rich, powerful, and accomplished Jewish men targeted? Because they are disposable! From the Jewish women's perspective, let's save the younger rich, powerful, and accomplished Jewish men for Jewish women regardless of their previous romps with shiksas. If they don't get the message, they'll turn up the heat until they do. It is just a question of refocusing the exposes in the social media on progressively younger Jewish men until they get the message.

    Talk about ball-breakers!

    Or maybe Bad Jewish Boys are more interesting. Younger woman aren’t attracted to nice guys in general, and older women (who might appreciate them after being burned a few times), aren’t attractive TO them.

  142. @SEATAF
    Interestingly, Dating Game in 1968 means that he was just barely 18, if even that old. He sure looks older than that on the clip.

    I don’t know that Kozinski was 18 on The Dating Game, but that’s what all the sources said: 1968. It’s not impossible they were wrong. But it’s likely he was precocious.

    • Replies: @International Jew
    Well, if he's 67 now, it's a good bet he was around 18 in 1968. Unless he did that trick where you fly around at just under the speed of light for awhile.

    Would they even take a contestant that young on The Dating Game? Can an 18-year-old — a college freshman if not a high school boy altogether — even be considered a "bachelor"?

  143. @Zonie

    Which brings us to Bond’s career choices. Her rejection of what might have been—an illustrious future as a law professor, government lawyer, judge, law firm partner—seems to have its roots with her awful experience with Kozinski.
     
    Why can't she just admit that she preferred writing somewhat smutty female wish fulfillment fantasy novels to the legal profession, with its higher prestige but also higher stress, reams of tedious paperwork in legalese, etc.? It seems she did quite well in the legal profession, but decided that that sort of life did not make her happy, and decided to do something else. What's wrong with that?

    How traumatized were ex-lawyers Grisham and Turow by lady judges?

  144. @anon

    … M.S. from Berkeley …
     
    Doesn’t a stand-alone M.S. mean you were a Ph.D. washout?

    M.S. in Physical Chemistry. The hardest of physics, chemistry, and calculus all put together.

    I’m impressed.

  145. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @CJ
    The Sound of Music is pure evil. It's full of horrible white people with zero wonderful diversity. Everyone is cishet. Children are portrayed as needing a mother. It's full of white people music featuring melody, rhyme, and on-key singing. And as you say, the oppressed domestic is forced into sexual slavery under a middle-aged white male. It should join Song of the South and Africa Addio on the index of forbidden cinema.

    THIS. THIS.

    This. So true. Finally someone could say it and acknowledge the SHEER, UNBRIDLED and unmitigated patriarchial brainwashing that was imposed upon countless female-bodied and female identifying children even before they could know what was right or wrong. The sheer quantity of internalized misogyny is obvious even in the few female-identifying posters here who agree with the toxicity of these yesterday’s abhorrent attitudes.

  146. @whorefinder

    To put it simply: There is no man shortage, there is just a shortage of established men in their late 30s and 40s who are willing to marry women in the same age range.
     
    True dat. Feminism and female projection has taught women that men should be attracted to female high income/career achievement, because, well, women are attracted to that in men. Unfortunately, its created a lot of miserable, bitter women who hated their careers and now can't find the man they were promised.

    This needs to be shouted from the rooftops.

    A successful career woman doesn’t project that she needs a man. And men, above all, need to be needed.

    The best solution that I’ve noticed from some older, high-earning women is to find a divorced, even older man for a husband. That can work okay, but there’ll be no children for her.

    • Replies: @whorefinder
    I am continually shocked by how many men I know who are divorced that single women immediately gravitate towards once they find out they are divorced. I mean, the guy failed at marriage once, why would they want that over a guy who hasn't proven inept at marriage?

    But then again, I'm projecting. Finding out an woman is divorced is, for a guy, not an attraction point, but a detriment against her. As a man, I either think, "Used, damaged goods," or else she's some sort of banshee who destroys men's souls (and bank accounts) and leaves them for dead at their lowest points (having known a few of these divorced guys' stories).

    I've been told by women who date divorced guys that the fact that he was divorced indicates that he's interested in commitment and supporting a woman. Most of these women also say they're well aware that women initiate most divorces, so he wasn't breaking her heart or cheating on her, and that even when women don't initiate the divorce, they manipulate the man into misery until he files for it for them.

    Also, I think deep down, many of these women either didn't think they could've gotten this guy the first time around, but now that he's hurt they have a chance. And, something much darker: he's a confirmed sucker, so can be suckered again.
  147. Anon • Disclaimer says:
    @Zippy
    A clerkship with Judge Kozinski is really hard to get, but it is a serious boost to people who want to go on to clerk for the Supreme Court. He really did have an "in" with Kennedy and O'Connor. Of course, he also only hires people who are plausible selections, but with only 37 slots in a year, there are far more plausible candidates than available positions, so he very much does give people a serious advantage. Or did, rather. The pool of candidates for a Kozinski clerkship are the top 3-5 people at maybe ten law schools, and the top 1 person at maybe ten more.

    But the down-side is that he really is a slave-driver in terms of work. The clerks claim the hours are something like 10 AM to 6 PM, a two hour break for dinner, and then 8 to 1 AM. Weekend hours were closer to noon to 8. That's a bit of an exaggeration, but not much of one -- he really does demand a lot. One former Kozinski clerk who went on to be a BigLaw partner told me that he worked harder during his clerkship than as an associate at a big firm.

    A lot of working for Kozinski is doing tasks not strictly necessary for the judge to decide cases and write good opinions. A lot of it is make-work -- forcing his clerks to do things that don't add much to the decision process. And to fulfill odd requests, like driving to his home to deliver his favorite stapler at 11 at night. And also they spend a lot of time BSing about about things, going out drinking together, and doing things like snowboarding trips. If he just had his clerks do work that was useful in deciding cases and sent them home when those tasks were done, they would work half days.

    Also, he's a yeller. If you make a typo or grammatical error or miss a case he yells and screams. He's actually a lot like Steve Jobs in that sense -- he gives intermittent reinforcement, yelling and screaming one minute and hugging and kissing the next.

    Most of the people who graduate at the very top of a very good law school tend to be both very smart and also psychologically pretty durable. They don't mind being abused and tend not to get overly upset about things. I think Heidi is probably a bit unusual inasmuch as she is both very high IQ and also less psychologically robust than his average clerk. So the weird naked pics upset her a lot, while a lot of steely-eyed lawyer babes who work for him would have just laughed it off. Or called him a pervert -- which would have made him laugh.

    To those who say that Kozinski shouldn't have retired, here's something worth thinking about. Kozinski spent a lot of time socializing with his clerks -- they went out together, partied, played poker, went snowboarding, etc. He likes having ambitious high-IQ people as his semi-vassals. Some poeple enjoyed their clerkships with him, but a lot put up with the demands because of the benefits (including an edge at the Supreme Court).

    He's actually a bit less of a "feeder" now than he was before -- Kennedy (for whom he clerked) was his biggest contact, but he also fed a lot to O'Connor. (I think Heidi was technically an O'Connor clerk, but she got loaned out to Kennedy when he was first on the Court.) Kennedy is very sensitive to elite opinion, and the other Justices have some sensitivity as well. If Kozinski had weathered the storm, I strongly suspect that he would have dried up as a feeder judge -- and this would have led to him having weaker applicants, which he wouldn't appreciate.

    Since shooting the breeze with the super-elite clerks who were likely to go on to a Supreme Court clerkship was a big part of the fun for him, I think he knew that being an appellate judge was going to be a lot less interesting going forward, even if he weathered the storm. Plus, he isn't taking Senior Status -- he's retiring. Which means that he gets his full pay AND he can supplement his income with consulting/advocacy work.

    This is a very revealing post. Sending a clerk to fetch your stapler and giving your employees make-work instead of letting them go home to be with their families reveals a man who likes playing power games against his clerks of whatever their gender. It’s pretty much in line with a man who’d show porn to a woman who doesn’t want to see it. Kozinski is just a jerk. But what’s more revealing is that he tried to keep his clerks around him at all times. The guy apparently couldn’t stand being alone, or not having an audience to admire him or be intimidated, and he couldn’t resist the impulse to mess with their heads in a destructive psychological sense. He was obsessed with messing with them in a totally childish manner. He shows signs of classic malignant narcissism combined with histrionic personality disorder. Which is exactly that sort of person who’d want to go on the Dating Game.

    • Replies: @Zippy
    @Anon

    Sure, I think it's fair to say that he's a jerk, that he likes lording it over his clerks, and that he's arguably a malignant narcissist. All that is true. It's kind of what I was getting at when I said that he enjoyed having these elite grads of top law schools as his semi-vassals.

    But . . .

    Kozinski would probably dispute my characterization of the depth he makes his clerks dive into cases as make-work. He would say he's just being thorough, and that everybody should do what he does.
    Do you have to read the entire record in every case, or just those portions relevant to the issues on appeal? Do you have to read every case cited in every brief, including the ones of the standard for summary judgement and the standard of review on appeal (which every clerk knows by heart after two weeks on the job)? Do you have to read the cases cited by the cases that the parties cite? Do you have to read just controlling precedent (Ninth Circuit and Supreme Court) or should you read EVERY case on the issue from every circuit? Kozinski says "all of the above and then some." If nothing else, he is always the most prepared judge on every panel, and he clearly writes some of the best opinions of any judge on the federal bench. (Easterbrook is probably the only judge who is clearly his superior as a writer.) . His opinions are that good because he and his clerks ping-pong about 20 drafts, rather than the 2 or 3 that most judges do.

    Is that necessary, or even useful? Probably not. But everybody who is in the running for a Kozinski clerkship knows that. Or they knew it in the early 90s, at least. I'm not kidding about him limiting it to about 15 or 20 schools. All those schools are repeat players. At Michigan, Miss Bond surely was told about the workload. His clerkship is notoriously hard, as Judge Easterbrook's is notoriously easy. Mostly because Easterbrook is a genius and also an insanely fast worker, so he doesn't really give his clerks much work. Easterbrook's first drafts are genius.

    He is also intelligent, erudite, a good conversationalist, very well-read, and, to those who don't mind crudity, really, really funny. Sure, he's a narcissistic monster, but he's very charming. His clerks mostly have a blast. As for not going home to their families, most of them are in their early 20s and don't have families. I would say to an older law student with a family that they should consider applying to somebody else, but for a single twenty-something, why not? It's only a year, after all. I would have taken a Kozinski clerkship, had he offered me one.

    Lots of poeple didn't think it was worth it. It's not as if the people in the running for one of his clerkships didn't have other options. They all got clerkships if they wanted them.


    And yes, the female candidates knew of his propensity for crude humor and skirting the edge of propriety. I totally believe every one of the stories that's been repeated about him. One of my classmates (who ended up with a Supreme Court clerkship) told me she wouldn't apply to him because he was a "lech." Miss Bond could have had any number of other clerkships -- and she probably should have chosen somebody less intense, and less unconventional.
  148. @sabril
    Most of these "man shortage" articles don't stand up to scrutiny on close inspection. This is normally done by having a stricter definition of "eligible man" than "eligible woman."

    So for example, they will define an "eligible man" as being single and employed and an "eligible woman" as merely being single. While it seems reasonable for women to insist on a husband who has a job, why can't men insist on having a wife who is childless?

    A reasonable definition of "eligible woman" is one who is single, childless, of child-bearing age, and not obese. By this definition, there is a massive massive shortage of eligible women in the United States.

    And observable reality confirms this: A single childless girl in her 20s who is not obese can easily have men lining up with marriage proposals. Men who are themselves single, childless, employed, and not obese. And the same race/religion as her.

    These "man shortage" articles normally are aimed at women in their late 30s and 40s. Well, duh. What "nice Jewish boy" is going to want to settle down with a woman who can't give him children and possibly already has children from a prior relationship?

    “Where have all the good men gone?”
    “They’re back in your 20s where you left them.”

    — Rollo Tomassi (@RationalMale)

  149. @Jack D
    He was promised a lifetime appointment. Being a Federal judge is not like being a roofer or a cornerback - you don't have to worry about your knees giving out. The oldest Federal judge heard cases until he was 103. So Kozinski, conceivably was only 1/2 way thru his potential career. Of course not everyone lives to 103 but statistically Kozinski had at least another 10 or 15 years in him which should not have been cut short just because he was guilty of being a creepy old guy.

    The other day, The Sound of Music was on TV (I think they put it on every year at Christmastime). When she was 21 Maria was sent by her convent to teach the daughter of a man 25 years older than she was. Baron von Trapp seduced his nanny (who was a nun)! Today they would put him in jail, not make a musical about it.

    He was promised a lifetime appointment. Being a Federal judge is not like being a roofer or a cornerback – you don’t have to worry about your knees giving out. The oldest Federal judge heard cases until he was 103.

    I don’t want 85 year old judges on the bench. Neither should anyone else. Most people who get into their 80’s aren’t that physically healthy or mentally fit – most are on a bunch of drugs to keep them going.

    Older judges should be tested yearly for signs of dementia and other signs of cognitive impairment. If they fail, toss the old buggers out and put in a younger model. It’s not like we have a shortage of shysters in this country.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    I'm okay with judges of any age who love the Constitution and understand that they are judges and not kritarches.
    , @Opinionator
    Because of the social security/retirement savings situation, aren't we going to need for people to keep working into their 70s and 80s?
  150. @Steve Sailer
    Professionals have better taste than the public. Tracey Ullman has been funnier for longer than just about anybody in showbiz. The scummiest music industry Grammy voter has better taste in music than the average person.

    Professionals have better taste than the public.

    Are the Rotten Tomatoes movie reviewers professionals? The Last Jedi gets a 55% fresh audience rating and a 93% fresh rating from the reviewers. As large a gap as I have seen there.
    https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/star_wars_the_last_jedi

    Four audience reviews:

    One star
    December 19, 2017
    like watching Spaceballs being turned into a Star wars movie. A progressive parody of what star wars used to be.

    ½ a star
    December 19, 2017
    The plot holes. The irrelevant subplots that lead to nowhere. The insistence of comedic relief. Story telling at it’s worst, and thats not even going into the way they handled the characters from the star wars universe

    ½ a star
    December 19, 2017
    Horrendous.
    A social justice nightmare. Every white male in the film was either incredibly incompetent or a nefarious/evil character. Star Wars: Episode IV was the first movie I saw as a child, it’s incredibly sad what the franchise has become.
    RIP Star Wars

    ½ a star
    December 19, 2017
    Worst SW movie ever. Disney shit all over Luke’s character in the hopes of raising Rey and Kylo. Kylo and Rey both suck. Way to kill SW Disney, nice job.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    Interesting that you should note that. I have always taken a large critic v. audience gap on Rotten Tomatoes as a very bad sign. If the critics like it more, it's usually because it pushes some SJW hot buttons that real people don't give a damn about, just as you describe. Or is too "high concept". Lady Bird is another one right now although the gap is only 15 points. I think you're right that a 38 point gap (on the critic's side) is almost as high as I have ever seen. Arthouse film A Quiet Passion (about Emily Dickinson) gets a 92/48 = 44 points.


    If the audience likes it a lot more it's not a good sign either. Sequels and Christmas movies often fall in this category. Daddy's Home 2 (both) gets a 19 (ouch) /58. The Star gets a 44/74. Bad Moms Christmas 28/50. Jigsaw 34/92 (-58 point gap!)

    A balanced (high) rating is a good sign. Coco only has a 1 point gap.

    I think the critics all tend to follow each other. There are lot of movies that get a critic's 80-99 and a lot that get a 20-40 but not a lot of 50's, whereas there are a lot of audience 40 to 60s.
  151. @Rosamond Vincy
    ? I've seen some of my former crushes decline in attractiveness, and my only shame is that I could have had such bad taste. "Dear God, I cried and wrote bad poetry over THAT?"

    That’s why you should reserve your crushes for high-status men who have a stake in staying thin and well-groomed (or alive). This means that no man under 50 should be crushed upon. Sorry younger guys. you still have to prove yourselves to get into our fantasies.

    • Replies: @Rosamond Vincy
    Sorry, never went for that. Moved on from Bad Boys to Tortured Artists after Jr. High, but never felt the slightest attraction to Pushy Yuppie Types.
    , @Stebbing Heuer
    'Sorry younger guys. you still have to prove yourselves to get into our fantasies.'

    Ten years later, with a growing sense of panic:

    'Where are all the good men??'

  152. @Steve Sailer
    Professionals have better taste than the public. Tracey Ullman has been funnier for longer than just about anybody in showbiz. The scummiest music industry Grammy voter has better taste in music than the average person.

    Professionals have better taste than the public.

    The deliberate Gramscian march through various industries indicates otherwise. Ugliness has always been a hallmark of communism—the better to demoralize the people with. After all, if there’s nothing to inspire people that humanity can do better and be outstanding, they won’t revolt against the government for better, and the individuals won’t strive to outdo others.

    • Replies: @stillCARealist
    I can't let this one pass.

    I listen to a classical music radio station out of SF. every afternoon they take and play requests from listeners who have written in. Guess what the listeners want to hear? Mahler? Khatchaturian? Stravinsky? (Which the SF Symphony does entire programs of) No way. They want Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Chopin. IOW, they want to hear beautiful music, not some random collection of notes and rhythms.

    Elite tastes are no better than the peasantry.
  153. @TheJester
    A different take. Most of the takedowns have been aging, powerful, and accomplished Jewish men. Absolutely impossible in (((America))) ... unless it was a Jewish-sponsored purge.

    Educated white women have trouble finding husbands. Question: Do Jewish women have trouble finding nice Jewish-boys for husbands? The Internet lights up!

    4 Reasons Why You Can’t ‘Find a Nice Jewish Boy’

    Things have changed since you were young. Finding a ‘nice Jewish boy’ is now about as easy as finding ‘a nice studio apartment for under $1,500 in NYC.’ So if you’re wondering why your super smart, successful, beautiful perfect goddess of a daughter is still on the market, I have your answer ...

    Out of our New York women, 19% identify as Jewish, and out of our New York men, 13% identify as Jewish — that means there are nearly 50% more Jewish women than men in our database. There are a number of possible explanations for this — maybe women are just more likely to be religious, or Jewish women are more likely to join our service. But regardless of the reason, this imbalance, added to the already uneven gender imbalance, does not create a pretty picture for single Jewish women in New York.

    For every Jewish man in New York in our database, there are 3.5 Jewish women. So think of it as a Shabbat dinner, where there are two single Jewish guys, and seven women vying for their attention.
     
    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/lauren-kay/4-reasons-why-you-cant-find-a-nice-jewish-boy_b_7956836.html

    And, we have Gloria Steinem rolling in to called President Trump the "harasser in chief" ... and that the #Me Too movement is not done until Trump is gone.

    “Ask Gloria Steinem about the #MeToo movement, and she’ll tell you it’s far from over. To Steinem—feminist icon and co-founder of Ms. magazine and the Women’s Media Center—the movement can’t declare victory until Donald Trump is removed from the White House.

    Trump—to Steinem, the “harasser in chief“—has been the subject of sexual-misconduct accusations by 17 women …”
     
    https://qz.com/1153163/gloria-steinem-thinks-she-has-a-way-to-get-trump-fired/

    So, there is a movement and there are leaders ... Jewish women leaders. Let me speculate.

    Just as iSteve suggests that a lot of the social trauma in the United States (feminism as an example) are Jews working out their internal traumas on a public stage, perhaps the #Me Too purge is a warning to rich, powerful, and accomplished Jewish men to stop ogling and marrying shiksas ... and leaving good Jewish women high and dry.

    QED: Why were aging and over-the-hill rich, powerful, and accomplished Jewish men targeted? Because they are disposable! From the Jewish women's perspective, let's save the younger rich, powerful, and accomplished Jewish men for Jewish women regardless of their previous romps with shiksas. If they don't get the message, they'll turn up the heat until they do. It is just a question of refocusing the exposes in the social media on progressively younger Jewish men until they get the message.

    Talk about ball-breakers!

    So think of it as a Shabbat dinner, where there are two single Jewish guys, and seven women vying for their attention.

    Sorry…..I prefer to think of it as the ratio originally presented 3.5 to 1, 1 Jewish guy and 3 1/2 Jewish women.

    I’m funny that way!

  154. @sabril

    FWIW, neither Dustin Hoffman nor Kozinski was ever remotely handsome. The Tribe certainly has succeeded in changing normal people’s perceptions of what is physically attractive.
     
    It's always fascinating to me just how similar anti-Semites are to feminists, BLM activists, and other Leftist whackos. Feminists think that there is a Male Conspiracy to push slender women as being attractive; BLM types think that there is a White Conspiracy to push whites as being attractive; and anti-Semites think that there is a Jewish Conspiracy to push Jews as being attractive.

    If you haven’t noticed a wildly disproportionate number of Jewish actors and characters portrayed as desireable to women — usually pretty white non-Jewish-looking European women — then we must be observing a different culture for a while now.

    (E.g., the odd decision to cast the ugly and unfunny Adam Sandler as the male romantic lead across from Drew Barrymore in Fifty Blind Dates or whatever it was called. Casting the unattractive and very Jewish Paul Reiser, who at least has comedic talent, across from Helen Hunt in the TV show “Mad About You.” Showing dozens of beautiful non-Jewish white women dating Jerry Seinfeld for a decade. And many, many other examples.)

    Also, for the thousandth time, schmuck:

    1. the fact that someone recognizes and resents Jewish manipulation of popular opinion, Jewish instigation of American war-making not in Americans’ interest, and Jewish discrimination against non-Jews, does not tell you anything about whether that person dislikes all Jews. I don’t. My life would have been diminished if I had written off all Jews automatically as potential friends, especially given where I grew up, went to school, worked, and lived. I’ll associate with and befriend anyone who is a decent person and who doesn’t place some other race, religion, or nation above mine.

    2. The vast majority of Semites (over ninety percent) are Arabs, not Jews. Even if you conclude that someone dislikes or tends to dislike all Jews, that doesn’t mean they are anti-Semitic. Find a term that actually means what you are using it to mean, like “anti-Jewish.”

    “It’s always fascinating to me” how Jewish-bigot apologists project by calling others bigots for noticing the destructive, perverse, and dishonest behavior of so many of their co-religionists.

    Peddle your Dreck somewhere else where people are more easily deceived or cowed, bigot. Viel Glueck.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    "Anti-Semite" was a 19th century euphemism for anti-Jewish. It has nothing to do with actual Semitic peoples (other than Jews). It has always meant, and is still understood to mean anti-Jewish and only anti-Jewish. It was popularized in Germany in 1879 as a scientific-sounding term for "Judenhass " (Jew-hatred).

    In 1879, to say you were a Jew-hater was plain old prejudice such as might be possessed by any simple villager or village priest, but to say that you were a "scientific" anti-Semite, as you claim you are (i.e. you hate Jews as a group for valid, fact based reasons and not out of irrational hatred or prejudice, even though you bear certain individual "good" Jews no ill will) was (then) sophisticated and respectable. Six million dead Jews later - not so much. Just like eugenics, I'm afraid that the Nazis have permanently tainted the anti-Semite brand.

    You're much better off claiming to be an anti-Zionist, which has some shred of respectability on the left. You don't hate Jews, only Zionists. The Soviets mined that vein long ago but Communist canards retain more respectability than Nazi canards.


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antisemitism
  155. @The Alarmist

    "I don’t think romance novels are about luring the hero away from his life so much as luring him away from his wife."
     
    I dunno ... my wife reads these novellas to me when we're on the beach, and thus far the leading males have all been available.

    I dunno … my wife reads these novellas to me when we’re on the beach, and thus far the leading males have all been available.

    WTF?

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
    Yeah, I know ... the things we do for love.
  156. @anonymous-antimarxist
    Crazy Cat Lady
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXlmeE2jjrI

    GREATEST COMPILATION EVER!

    I gotta go towel off…..

  157. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Steve Sailer
    Okay, but Judge K. was the youngest federal appeals court judge because he had a lot of semi-heritable traits like intelligence, energy, ambition, manipulativeness, and self-confidence. He's been one of the 15 or so most famous judges in America for decades. The notion that young women ... who are law clerks ... wouldn't give him the time of day ... well, the reason he had so much power was because he had all these heritable traits. Plus he had a lot of power, and women find powerful men sexy. Nature and nurture ...

    The main downside of Judge K was he already had a wife.

    Ms. Bond claims her time with Judge K was the most important emotional experience of her life. Maybe she is telling the truth?

    Ms. Bond claims her time with Judge K was the most important emotional experience of her life. Maybe she is telling the truth?

    Perhaps Kozinski’s influence liberated her to get in touch with her real self.

    The trajectory – super-bright, high-achieving student discovers that sex is more interesting than academia – is reminiscent of the case of the child prodigy Muslim student at Oxford who found a more agreeable niche in life as a prostitute.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-550549/How-child-prodigy-Oxford-130-hour-prostitute.html

  158. @Jim Don Bob
    Get Lisa Bloom on it.

    Get Lisa Bloom on it.

    Hey…..question for my legal homies in the ISteveosphere….any chance she gets sanctioned for her recent antics?

  159. @anon

    … M.S. from Berkeley …
     
    Doesn’t a stand-alone M.S. mean you were a Ph.D. washout?

    Doesn’t a stand-alone M.S. mean you were a Ph.D. washout?

    I’m with Mr. Anon on this one…..PhD means another 4 year slog…..for what? To teach nerdy Chinese? Another shiny education opportunity caught her eye and she decided to chuck the drudgery of science for the perceived glamour of legal work.

    • Replies: @Peter Johnson
    A stand-alone Masters degree does not always indicate a Ph.D. washout. There are some excellent "terminal" masters programs. So assuming it is a booby prize for entering but not completing a Ph.D. is a hasty inference and not justified.
    , @Jack D
    In other words, still a wash out, whether she was asked to leave or left on her own steam. Either way the time and $ she spent working toward the PhD was a total waste.
  160. @stillCARealist
    That's why you should reserve your crushes for high-status men who have a stake in staying thin and well-groomed (or alive). This means that no man under 50 should be crushed upon. Sorry younger guys. you still have to prove yourselves to get into our fantasies.

    Sorry, never went for that. Moved on from Bad Boys to Tortured Artists after Jr. High, but never felt the slightest attraction to Pushy Yuppie Types.

    • Replies: @Anon
    I've always liked Tortured Artists best myself, but they're absolutely unmarriageable if you value your sanity.
  161. @22pp22
    In my old home town, every other at-risk girl was pimped out for years and no one gave a sh1t. They still don't.

    This is a blatant power grab.

    It's kind of satisfying seeing powerful Liberal Jews on the receiving end for once.

    The feminist obsession with sexual abuse of women by men began in the 1970’s, the beginning of the 1970’s, nearly half a century ago. Then as now, the focus was on white males committing acts of “sexual harassment” and “date/acquaintance rape,” both vaguely and broadly defined, as opposed to the myriads of violent/forcible rapes and gang-rapes, usually brutal and vicious and often involving strangers in street rapes and home invasions, commited by blacks, of which feminists have been largely silent, just as they are now silent over the pandemic of rapes and sexual assaults of European women and girls by Muslim savages and primitives.

    The left-wing lechers, overwhelming Jewish, who’ve been “outed” and ruined and “shamed,” just recently, have been preying on and abusing women for years or even decades. The left-liberal media and feminists were silent over the predations of Harvey Weinstein, including rapes, during the Clinton presidency. The paramount reason for and goal of this hysteria and “moral panic” and witch-hunt over sexual abuse and “misconduct,” which began less than a month ago, was to defeat Roy Moore -and now, far more crucially, to compel Trump to resign, hopefully, by impeaching him for “sexual harassment” and “misconduct” or even “sexual assault” for which he can be criminally prosecuted.

    • Agree: Jim Don Bob
  162. You leave out what is most reprehensible about Kosinski: his demand of complete personal loyalty.

    • Replies: @Opinionator
    What do you find reprehensible about that?
  163. @whorefinder

    To put it simply: There is no man shortage, there is just a shortage of established men in their late 30s and 40s who are willing to marry women in the same age range.
     
    True dat. Feminism and female projection has taught women that men should be attracted to female high income/career achievement, because, well, women are attracted to that in men. Unfortunately, its created a lot of miserable, bitter women who hated their careers and now can't find the man they were promised.

    True dat. Feminism and female projection has taught women that men should be attracted to female high income/career achievement, because, well, women are attracted to that in men. Unfortunately, its created a lot of miserable, bitter women who hated their careers and now can’t find the man they were promised.

    Well said. Extremely important point Finder.

    Women do know that their looks are critically important but after 50 years of propaganda there really does seem to be a lot of confusion among women, who really should know better.

    Feminists have a laundry list of demands which mostly entail men giving them stuff, without women having to give men anything in return. (The traditional, fair and beautifully complementary solution of old and fair was of course *both* giving up something and giving each other something in marriage, making a whole greater than the parts.)

    But no matter how much looting feminists can do–and they’re getting a lot right now–they one piece they can’t really get around is that they can’t make men actually want what feminist want them to want.

    I’m all for women being free to make their own decisions. But feminists do not want that. They do not just want women to be free to decide what they want, they demand that men be unfree to want what they want.

    • Replies: @Stebbing Heuer
    Well said.

    Feminism is about giving women maximum freedom in sexual expression, while placing as many restrictions as possible on male sexual expression.
    , @Alec Leamas (hard at work)

    Women do know that their looks are critically important but after 50 years of propaganda there really does seem to be a lot of confusion among women, who really should know better.
     
    In truth the personality attributes that go along with the riot grrrll career woman shtick are probably as bad on balance as the added years and pounds, at least for the experience of most men. Being simultaneously nasty and frail - busting balls one moment and breaking down into sobbing fits in the next is the worst. Normal women are crazy, but women trying and failing to be men are far, far crazier.
  164. @SomeDood
    If we put together Zippy's account (copied by Steve into the main post body in a post-publication edit) at with Bond's essay at http://www.courtneymilan.com/metoo/kozinski.html, it seems that Kozinski required 70 hour work weeks, PLUS micromanaging what clerks were allowed to do outside of work.

    > He laid down the law—I was not to read them anymore. “I control what you read,”
    > he said, “what you write, when you eat. You don’t sleep if I say so. You don’t shit
    > unless I say so. Do you understand?”

    People psychoanalyzing Bond from afar should consider that Kozinski exercised a level of control in Bond's life that resembles some kind of cult. "Psychological fragility" is easier to produce under such circumstances.


    > I want to be clear: There is absolutely no comparison between a job
    > that pays reasonably well, that no law prevented me from walking
    > away from, and that opened up career opportunities that most people
    > will never have and slavery.

    > But over the course of the clerkship I learned very swiftly how impossible
    > it was to say no to the judge.

    ...

    > I thought about quitting during the clerkship. I calculated the fastest
    > route between Pasadena and the city where my fiancé was living. I
    > checked plane ticket prices and read my lease to see if I could afford
    > to break it. I would look at my savings (meager) and calculate how long
    > it would take me to get a job, a paycheck.

    > I wondered if I anyone would hire me if I said, “well, yes, I quit my
    > clerkship, and I can’t talk about it for judicial confidentiality reasons,
    > and…no, the Judge won’t give me a recommendation, and…yes, you
    > have it right, I got through six months of this but I just couldn’t manage
    > the last six.”

    > I had over a hundred thousand dollars in student loans. I couldn’t risk it.

    > I came close enough to quitting that I told Judge Kozinski that I didn’t
    > want to clerk at the Supreme Court. The Judge prided himself on placing
    > a majority of his clerks with Supreme Court Justices, and my opting out
    > was a warning signal. He got me an interview with Justice O’Connor anyway.

    > I told him I didn’t want to go on the interview, and I meant it. At that point,
    > the thought of spending another year with someone who could wield
    > ultimate power over me sounded like a nightmare.[3] I didn’t care about the
    > career benefits; I didn’t care about anything except that I was going to be
    > trapped once more. He told me that if I didn’t go, and do my best, I would
    > have to leave his chambers.

    > I calculated how long it would take me to run out of money. I wondered
    > if it would destroy my career to not have a reference from my Judge. I felt
    > utterly powerless; I went on the interview.

    Read Bond's entire essay and then you can just forget, misrepresent, or denounce
    the parts of it that you don't like.

    I will say that I've learned a lot about some of the commenters on this blog by seeing how arbitrarily some of you decide what was going on in her head with no evidence but your own assumptions.

    I will say that I’ve learned a lot about some of the commenters on this blog by seeing how arbitrarily some of you decide what was going on in her head with no evidence but your own assumptions.

    What….she wasn’t cut out for Kozinskis year long legal boot camp? How is that his fault? She wants to be a high flying attorney….how bout doing some research about whats involved if you accept a clerkship with him?

  165. @Alec Leamas (hard at work)

    Let the Supreme Court justices have 18 years, which give each winner of a Presidential election two Supreme Court nominees. Then give them a million dollar per year pension when they retire, but prevent them from getting other income.
     
    My thought would be to keep the lifetime appointments but expand the Court to, say, 19 Justices which would be added gradually on a similar schedule so that one President couldn't pack the Court for ideological reasons. Then you'd have more turnover on the Court but with lower stakes for each appointment - a single appointment would be less likely to shift the balance of the Court on a number of hot-button issues. We'd all be less interested in the eating and exercise habits of a bunch of decrepit old codgers.

    This is more do-able because it doesn't require amending the Constitution to alter the occupation of the office "during good behavior" because the number of justices isn't prescribed in the Constitution.

    I'd also like to see SCOTUS sitting outside of Washington. If one of the ideas of the Court is to insulate it from political influence, what sense does it make to plant them all in the center of the Nation's political influence?

    The Constitution doesn’t really specify what constitutes grounds for impeachment the way it does for the presidency. We could go ahead and impeach them for political reasons if we wanted to. Or for any old reason, including apparent decrepitude. I don’t see why not. Historically, we have gone a different route by convention, not by law. And it hasn’t worked out, legally speaking. Because however relatively peaceful and prosperous our civilization has been, we now have insane people in charge of law schools, and a great deal of anarcho-tyranny.

    Except that the option could eat up otherwise good men, and that it’d be abused by my enemies. But what isn’t? We’re in a Culture War, here, and the Law is part of our culture.

    • Replies: @Charles Erwin Wilson II

    we now have insane people in charge of law schools, and a great deal of anarcho-tyranny
     
    Agree.
    , @Alec Leamas (hard at work)
    Well, I suppose Congress could exercise its prerogative and circumscribe the jurisdiction of the Courts and this would be preferable to impeachment wars.
  166. @fish

    I dunno … my wife reads these novellas to me when we’re on the beach, and thus far the leading males have all been available.
     
    WTF?

    Yeah, I know … the things we do for love.

  167. Indeed, she says as much: ”If you did not know about Kozinski, it would be impossible to understand my career choices.” She writes that she applied for various jobs as a law professor, but withdrew. She says she couldn’t bear to teach at her own law school because, “when I did visit the campus, it reminded me too much of who I had been before the clerkship, and I couldn’t handle the memory.”

    I don’t want people this emotional made judges.

    A lot of working for Kozinski is doing tasks not strictly necessary for the judge to decide cases and write good opinions. A lot of it is make-work — forcing his clerks to do things that don’t add much to the decision process. And to fulfill odd requests, like driving to his home to deliver his favorite stapler at 11 at night. And also they spend a lot of time BSing about about things, going out drinking together, and doing things like snowboarding trips. If he just had his clerks do work that was useful in deciding cases and sent them home when those tasks were done, they would work half days.

    Also, he’s a yeller. If you make a typo or grammatical error or miss a case he yells and screams. He’s actually a lot like Steve Jobs in that sense — he gives intermittent reinforcement, yelling and screaming one minute and hugging and kissing the next.

    I don’t think I want people like this made judges, either.

  168. @whorefinder

    To put it simply: There is no man shortage, there is just a shortage of established men in their late 30s and 40s who are willing to marry women in the same age range.
     
    True dat. Feminism and female projection has taught women that men should be attracted to female high income/career achievement, because, well, women are attracted to that in men. Unfortunately, its created a lot of miserable, bitter women who hated their careers and now can't find the man they were promised.

    Not only is Strong, Independent Careerism not particularly attractive to menfolk, pursuing that life leads to side-effects that render women less attractive. The obvious one is age. Women get less attractive as they get older, at least once they’re over 25. Along with that, they generally get less attractive the less fertile they are, though men perceive that indirectly.

    In the meantime, women aren’t living as nuns. They use and get used by a series of men, usually not very decent men. Innocence is attractive to men, as is non-sluttiness. There’s a sort of world-weariness to women who pass the average range of ages for first-borns, not necessarily directly related to the amount of penises they’ve been through. They get crusty and mean, if not cynical and man-hating.

    Nature is always contriving to produce new, unspoiled women. Why would men with options go for the old models?

    Career women could simply stoop to less desirable men, but they don’t wanna. There’s a simple mathematical function to their misery. There are only so many of the best men to go around. Unless they want to join a harem, they must settle or be lonely.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob

    Unless they want to join a harem, they must settle or be lonely
     
    .

    Agreed. But every cultural message to women is that they do NOT have to settle; they can have it all, they deserve to have it all, and it's some guy's fault if they are disappointed. The fact that this message also sells a lot of stuff is a feature, not a bug.

    I do not think it is a good idea for a society to lie to people. The latest example is "Think you're a tranny? Go ahead and mutilate yourself. "
  169. If you haven’t noticed a wildly disproportionate number of Jewish actors and characters portrayed as desireable to women — usually pretty white non-Jewish-looking European women — then we must be observing a different culture for a while now.

    (E.g., the odd decision to cast the ugly and unfunny Adam Sandler as the male romantic lead across from Drew Barrymore in Fifty Blind Dates

    I’ve definitely noticed trends of (1) plain looking male actors in comedic roles paired with more attractive females, for example Will Ferrell with Christina Applegate or Joe Pesci with Marissa Tomei (in My Cousin Vinny); and (2) disproportionate Jewish representation among comedians and comedic actors.

    the fact that someone recognizes and resents Jewish manipulation of popular opinion, Jewish instigation of American war-making not in Americans’ interest, and Jewish discrimination against non-Jews, does not tell you anything about whether that person dislikes all Jews

    Agreed. There are anti-Semites who don’t hate all Jew. Just as there are black activists who don’t hate all whites and feminists who don’t hate all men.

    Incidentally, the word “anti-Semite” means anti-Jewish, even though there are many non Jews who speak Semitic languages. Just as the word “anti-American” would normally be understood to be against the United States even though there are millions of people who are technically American who are citizens of Chile, Mexico, Canada, and so forth.

    • Replies: @PiltdownMan

    plain looking male actors in comedic roles paired with more attractive females, for example Will Ferrell with Christina Applegate or Joe Pesci with Marissa Tomei (in My Cousin Vinny);
     
    Uh, I think you'll find this goes back a long, long way, not just in the movies (Charlie Chaplin and Edna Purviance), but in comedic theater as well.

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-EWbbGwTKaoY/VLUvriF0PcI/AAAAAAAAXmo/GeZJXTJ-PE8/s1600/041-charlie-chaplin-theredlist.jpg
    , @Alec Leamas (hard at work)

    Agreed. There are anti-Semites who don’t hate all Jew. Just as there are black activists who don’t hate all whites and feminists who don’t hate all men.
     
    Anti-semitism is your self-serving formulation of the beliefs and sentiments of others in order to freight those beliefs with views not held by your interlocutors.

    In the contemporary United States what is called "antisemitism" is simply the act of noticing the in-group interests of Jews, their behavior in furtherance of these interests, and their concomitant hostility to non-Jews, particularly white gentiles. It is, in fact, the very worldview that Jews themselves peddle to non whites contra white gentiles.

    It's not the positing of a ridiculous Elders of Zion "conspiracy," but rather a collected suite of in-group myths, attitudes and experiences that get expressed in predictable, often repeated ways. The ideology of Jewish conceptions of anti-semitism - that it's forbidden to notice the behavior of Jews as Jewish - is no longer tenable, nor is it beneficial to Jews in the long term.
    , @Corvinus
    "If a man in his 20s wants a girl in her 20s, he is competing not just with other men in their 20s. He is also competing with men in their 30s and even 40s. So the effective sex ratio is more like 2 or 3 to 1, even in places like NYC which attract a lot of young women."

    Depends if the guys in their 30's and 40's want to settle down and raise a family. True, there are high levels of single, educated men in their 30's--medium age for a first marriage is 32 DC, 30 in NY, NJ, and MA. A number of these men focused on the single life and establishing a career...and are holding out--just like women--for everything they "deserve". Except the problem is with the Tinder lifestyle has brought forth an unrealistic expectation when it comes to "checking off boxes". Men and women who desperately cling to this notion that MOST of their list MUST be met or they walk find out that, in the end, they are left holding the proverbial bag. Both sexes concerned about the lack of options as they get older, falling behind their peer group and, now, their biological clock, brought on by a rash of new research and attention to the health risks of older parenthood. On the other hand, there are increasing numbers of men and women who are in their 30's and 40's who are divorced. They may even have children. So what happens in the early and mid-30s is a shocking introduction of people who had been married, who tend to be not looking to settle down anytime soon, who simply want to enjoy life (once again) as a single man/woman. So, in this specific context, the competition between men for women may not be for long-term dating but for really just for hook-ups.

    "A reasonable definition of “eligible woman” is one who is single, childless, of child-bearing age, and not obese. By this definition, there is a massive massive shortage of eligible women in the United States."

    Reasonable to the manosphere, certainly. What you are conveniently doing here is narrowing that definition so as it seems your point is proven. But there is other than a "massive shortage of eligible women". "Eligible" refers to desirable and worthy of being chose, especially of a spouse. There are millions of women out there who, to millions of men, may possess the qualities they are looking for in marriage and family.

    "And observable reality confirms this: A single childless girl in her 20s who is not obese can easily have men lining up with marriage proposals."

    Only if she is deemed "desirable and worthy" by the men. If it was THAT easy, then men wouldn't have to go through the courtship process. You do realize men and women vet their prospective mates, right, perhaps even to the point of being too nitpicky in our modern society.
  170. @stillCARealist
    This needs to be shouted from the rooftops.

    A successful career woman doesn't project that she needs a man. And men, above all, need to be needed.

    The best solution that I've noticed from some older, high-earning women is to find a divorced, even older man for a husband. That can work okay, but there'll be no children for her.

    I am continually shocked by how many men I know who are divorced that single women immediately gravitate towards once they find out they are divorced. I mean, the guy failed at marriage once, why would they want that over a guy who hasn’t proven inept at marriage?

    But then again, I’m projecting. Finding out an woman is divorced is, for a guy, not an attraction point, but a detriment against her. As a man, I either think, “Used, damaged goods,” or else she’s some sort of banshee who destroys men’s souls (and bank accounts) and leaves them for dead at their lowest points (having known a few of these divorced guys’ stories).

    I’ve been told by women who date divorced guys that the fact that he was divorced indicates that he’s interested in commitment and supporting a woman. Most of these women also say they’re well aware that women initiate most divorces, so he wasn’t breaking her heart or cheating on her, and that even when women don’t initiate the divorce, they manipulate the man into misery until he files for it for them.

    Also, I think deep down, many of these women either didn’t think they could’ve gotten this guy the first time around, but now that he’s hurt they have a chance. And, something much darker: he’s a confirmed sucker, so can be suckered again.

    • Replies: @ScarletNumber

    I am continually shocked by how many men I know who are divorced that single women immediately gravitate towards once they find out they are divorced. I mean, the guy failed at marriage once, why would they want that over a guy who hasn’t proven inept at marriage?
     
    After a certain age, it is better for a man to be divorced than never married. In a woman's mind, a divorced man has at least convinced another woman to marry him. This sort of social proof goes a long way. Also, women know full well how women can be, so if the man is otherwise attractive, they have no issue with blaming his ex wife.
  171. @george
    "The basic idea is: Observe once. Observe again. Repeat observations. The more you observe something, the more likely it is that you can predict future behavior. " Not really. The problem is infinity. Induction proves something for all cases, it sounds like she is using 1,2,3 to extrapolate 4,5,6...

    In induction you prove something for 1,2,3 ... n, n+1. He romance novel seems to have 1,2,3,... which is clever, but if she could work n, n +1 into it it would be brilliant. I am almost tempted to read it to see how she handles n, n+1, but I dont think she does. 1,2,3 is ordinary high school math team clever, n,n+1 is math olympiad contender.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mathematical_induction

    I don’t really know what you’re talking about, because I’m innumerate. But in layman’s terms induction is simply reasoning from the particular to the general. Which is the opposite of deduction.

    Let’s not overthink things.

  172. @whorefinder

    Professionals have better taste than the public.
     
    The deliberate Gramscian march through various industries indicates otherwise. Ugliness has always been a hallmark of communism---the better to demoralize the people with. After all, if there's nothing to inspire people that humanity can do better and be outstanding, they won't revolt against the government for better, and the individuals won't strive to outdo others.

    I can’t let this one pass.

    I listen to a classical music radio station out of SF. every afternoon they take and play requests from listeners who have written in. Guess what the listeners want to hear? Mahler? Khatchaturian? Stravinsky? (Which the SF Symphony does entire programs of) No way. They want Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Chopin. IOW, they want to hear beautiful music, not some random collection of notes and rhythms.

    Elite tastes are no better than the peasantry.

    • Replies: @Anon
    I would call that type of musical taste 'elitist intellectual virtue signalling,' and it plagues modern art and literary writing as well. Actually wanting to enjoying something? Oh, my God!

    There's a type of personality that over-intellectualizes things and has a hard time understanding the emotions behind it. Think Jewish academic with Aspergers' disorder, and you'll figure out who's behind this movement.
  173. @Zonie

    Which brings us to Bond’s career choices. Her rejection of what might have been—an illustrious future as a law professor, government lawyer, judge, law firm partner—seems to have its roots with her awful experience with Kozinski.
     
    Why can't she just admit that she preferred writing somewhat smutty female wish fulfillment fantasy novels to the legal profession, with its higher prestige but also higher stress, reams of tedious paperwork in legalese, etc.? It seems she did quite well in the legal profession, but decided that that sort of life did not make her happy, and decided to do something else. What's wrong with that?

    I can imagine the law being tedious, but do you really think writing erotica isn’t tedious? Have you ever read that stuff? Might as well be reading bus schedules after a couple. And that’s not to mention what drudgery writing itself can be.

    Of course, you can do it in your underwear, and it frees up time to spend smoking opium or whatever else it is you want to do.

  174. @Rod1963

    He was promised a lifetime appointment. Being a Federal judge is not like being a roofer or a cornerback – you don’t have to worry about your knees giving out. The oldest Federal judge heard cases until he was 103.
     
    I don't want 85 year old judges on the bench. Neither should anyone else. Most people who get into their 80's aren't that physically healthy or mentally fit - most are on a bunch of drugs to keep them going.

    Older judges should be tested yearly for signs of dementia and other signs of cognitive impairment. If they fail, toss the old buggers out and put in a younger model. It's not like we have a shortage of shysters in this country.

    I’m okay with judges of any age who love the Constitution and understand that they are judges and not kritarches.

  175. @Rod1963

    He was promised a lifetime appointment. Being a Federal judge is not like being a roofer or a cornerback – you don’t have to worry about your knees giving out. The oldest Federal judge heard cases until he was 103.
     
    I don't want 85 year old judges on the bench. Neither should anyone else. Most people who get into their 80's aren't that physically healthy or mentally fit - most are on a bunch of drugs to keep them going.

    Older judges should be tested yearly for signs of dementia and other signs of cognitive impairment. If they fail, toss the old buggers out and put in a younger model. It's not like we have a shortage of shysters in this country.

    Because of the social security/retirement savings situation, aren’t we going to need for people to keep working into their 70s and 80s?

  176. @guest
    But you don't have to ignore the romance novel evidence. Women only allow romance novel behavior from men who resemble romance novel love interests. Not just anyone is allowed to "ravish" them. If you do the exact same things a lothario does but don't qualify as a lothario in her eyes, you're a harasser or worse.

    See comment 43 above.

  177. @Stephen R. Diamond
    You leave out what is most reprehensible about Kosinski: his demand of complete personal loyalty.

    What do you find reprehensible about that?

  178. @International Jew
    There is one oddity in her resume — the BA from Florida State. Why would a smart California girl go across the country to attend the second tier university of another state?

    The safest bet would be that she got a full-ride scholarship.

  179. The alt-right should stay out of this fight, and let various enemies inflict heavy casualties upon one another over it. These boorish men essentially deserve their fates in most cases, for nasty-ish behaviour (excepting some like Garrison Keillor). Hopefully Trump can replace Kozinski with a strongly pro-border control judge aged in his/her 30s or early 40s. Perhaps this battle between left-wing feminist women and powerful men can be used to drive a wedge between powerful left-wing Jews and left-wing feminists — that would be a great outcome. Alt-right sympathetic right-wing Jews will not be involved so it could turn out to be a win-win for the alt-right.

  180. @Autochthon
    Home run. Most just drink ourselves to death.

    I’m retired from the practice, but IIRC, lawyers had among the highest rates of job dissatisfaction of any profession. Almost any purchase of legal services is a “grudge purchase.”

  181. @Steve Sailer
    Let the Supreme Court justices have 18 years, which give each winner of a Presidential election two Supreme Court nominees. Then give them a million dollar per year pension when they retire, but prevent them from getting other income.

    Payable out of Steve Sailer’s bank account.

  182. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Alec Leamas (hard at work)

    Let the Supreme Court justices have 18 years, which give each winner of a Presidential election two Supreme Court nominees. Then give them a million dollar per year pension when they retire, but prevent them from getting other income.
     
    My thought would be to keep the lifetime appointments but expand the Court to, say, 19 Justices which would be added gradually on a similar schedule so that one President couldn't pack the Court for ideological reasons. Then you'd have more turnover on the Court but with lower stakes for each appointment - a single appointment would be less likely to shift the balance of the Court on a number of hot-button issues. We'd all be less interested in the eating and exercise habits of a bunch of decrepit old codgers.

    This is more do-able because it doesn't require amending the Constitution to alter the occupation of the office "during good behavior" because the number of justices isn't prescribed in the Constitution.

    I'd also like to see SCOTUS sitting outside of Washington. If one of the ideas of the Court is to insulate it from political influence, what sense does it make to plant them all in the center of the Nation's political influence?

    I’d also like to see SCOTUS sitting outside of Washington. If one of the ideas of the Court is to insulate it from political influence, what sense does it make to plant them all in the center of the Nation’s political influence?

    Good point. This may be one of the few things Germany got right in its constitutional arrangements. The German supreme court sits in Karlsruhe in the South West of the country near the Swiss border, as far away as one could get from the centers of executive government ruling the country (Berlin, Brussels, Frankfurt).

    For the U.S. Supreme Court, we should ensure that its new seat is:

    (1) Physically far removed from centers of legislative, executive or business power.

    (2) Not surrounded by Blue city swamp like DC, LA or NYC or otherwise attractive to fashion-conscious, culture-addled “urbane” types.

    (3) Accessible from both coasts.

    I nominate Bismarck, North Dakota.

    • Replies: @Jack Hanson
    Isn't the German Supreme Court constantly inventing new rights for "migrants"? Fat lot of good moving the court did them.
  183. @fish

    Doesn’t a stand-alone M.S. mean you were a Ph.D. washout?
     
    I'm with Mr. Anon on this one.....PhD means another 4 year slog.....for what? To teach nerdy Chinese? Another shiny education opportunity caught her eye and she decided to chuck the drudgery of science for the perceived glamour of legal work.

    A stand-alone Masters degree does not always indicate a Ph.D. washout. There are some excellent “terminal” masters programs. So assuming it is a booby prize for entering but not completing a Ph.D. is a hasty inference and not justified.

    • Replies: @fish
    No I get it....can't really figure out the allure of the Phd these days anyway!
    , @anonguy

    A stand-alone Masters degree does not always indicate a Ph.D. washout. There are some excellent “terminal” masters programs. So assuming it is a booby prize for entering but not completing a Ph.D. is a hasty inference and not justified.
     
    Definitely agree - it depends on the field, and even ones that seem rather similar. For instance, MS in math/physics, almost invariably a washout. Whereas engineering, very, very common as an intended terminal degree.

    An MS in math/physics is a net negative on a resume whereas MS in engineering is a distinct positive.
  184. @stillCARealist
    That's why you should reserve your crushes for high-status men who have a stake in staying thin and well-groomed (or alive). This means that no man under 50 should be crushed upon. Sorry younger guys. you still have to prove yourselves to get into our fantasies.

    ‘Sorry younger guys. you still have to prove yourselves to get into our fantasies.’

    Ten years later, with a growing sense of panic:

    ‘Where are all the good men??’

  185. @Anonymous
    I have the impression that the Chinese women in Afro-Chinese marriages tend to be marginalized women.

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1521076/afro-chinese-marriages-boom-guangzhou-will-it-be-til-death

    There was a video I saw on YouTube from some Asian news agency about anti Nigerian riots in some Chinese city. I’m thinking Chungking but I don’t recall….

    I dunno why Nigerian but the local Chinese were rioting because they were knocking Chinese women up….& doing what they do every where else…..they abandoned their kids expecting the mother and I’m guessing relatives and CPOC to raise the brats. It’s tragic, reminds me of the famous “Rhinelander Bastards” who ended up being victims of the Nazis.

    http://www.chinaafricaproject.com/bobby-togo-parents-abandoned-tencent-adopt/

    • Replies: @Flip
    Rushton's r/K strategy in action.
  186. @whorefinder
    OT: Jan Hooks is one of those types whom a small cadre of famous-powerful-people thought were great but never were popular with most people. So she got lots of plum gigs (such as recurring unfunny sketches on SNL) that never got her mass appeal--and they kept giving them to her.

    I liked her comedy, but the way Lorne Michaels pushed her to no avail reminds me how Tracey Ullman kept getting sketch comedy shows that nobody watched but everybody-who-was-everybody loved.

    OT: Jan Hooks is one of those types whom a small cadre of famous-powerful-people thought were great but never were popular with most people. So she got lots of plum gigs (such as recurring unfunny sketches on SNL) that never got her mass appeal–and they kept giving them to her.

    Isn’t it just a matter of needing enough women to field a sketch comedy troupe so that a high percentage of your bits don’t get sidetracked by a man in drag (if that’s not the heart of the bit)?

    Jan Hooks seemed like a kind of flexible comedic entertainer to fill those parts reliably. I suppose at a certain point you need other “filler” bits towards the end of the evening and you let her run with the ball every now and then to keep her happy and motivated.

    Candidly it kind of seems like there really haven’t been break-out female stars from SNL and that they tend to be humored in the male alums’ films due to friendship if at all. Has there really been a female Murphy? Farley? Meyers? Sandler?

    • Replies: @whorefinder

    Has there really been a female Murphy? Farley? Meyers? Sandler?
     
    Gilda Radner? Or is her former "breakout" success a retcon?

    They pushed Tina Fey to the stratosphere, which landed her a little-watched, 80th ranked sitcom (30 Rock) that just would not die, likely because NBC got diversity pokemon points from critics from having a woman-run and woman-centered show. Critics praised it, and, just as predictably, nobody watched.

    Kristen Wiig was pushed as well, but she enjoyed more legitimate "breakout" success, as she wrote and played the lead in the genuine sleeper hit Bridesmaids. But her comedy is more subtle, female oriented. When she tried to broader works such as Girlbusters, she flopped.

    Amy Poehler has enjoyed some mainstream success, but she was semi-well known before hand. She (with three male friends) started her own comedy troop (The Upright Citizens Brigade) which had a brief sketch show on Comedy Central long before her time on SNL. Then Poehler concentrated on her own solo career, and took a gig being a sketch performer on Conan O'Brien's old NBC show. Lorne Michaels poached her for SNL after that.

    The Upright Citizens Brigade----which still exists, and which Poehler still is involved with----has a couple of theater spaces in NYC where they do a lot of both improv and sketch comedy shows.

    They also sell classes. One class I perpetually saw advertised was a class for women-only entitled something like "How to Stop Playing the Girlfriend/Wife in Scenes". So perhaps women who get into comedy end up taking those roles out of shyness, or else don't have many original ideas to contribute and fight for, and so get relegated to "just happy to be here."

    , @SnakeEyes
    Tina Fey.
  187. @AnotherDad

    True dat. Feminism and female projection has taught women that men should be attracted to female high income/career achievement, because, well, women are attracted to that in men. Unfortunately, its created a lot of miserable, bitter women who hated their careers and now can’t find the man they were promised.
     
    Well said. Extremely important point Finder.

    Women do know that their looks are critically important but after 50 years of propaganda there really does seem to be a lot of confusion among women, who really should know better.

    Feminists have a laundry list of demands which mostly entail men giving them stuff, without women having to give men anything in return. (The traditional, fair and beautifully complementary solution of old and fair was of course *both* giving up something and giving each other something in marriage, making a whole greater than the parts.)

    But no matter how much looting feminists can do--and they're getting a lot right now--they one piece they can't really get around is that they can't make men actually want what feminist want them to want.

    I'm all for women being free to make their own decisions. But feminists do not want that. They do not just want women to be free to decide what they want, they demand that men be unfree to want what they want.

    Well said.

    Feminism is about giving women maximum freedom in sexual expression, while placing as many restrictions as possible on male sexual expression.

  188. Plus, he isn’t taking Senior Status — he’s retiring. Which means that he gets his full pay AND he can supplement his income with consulting/advocacy work.

    Good for him. Screw these people.

  189. @AnotherDad

    True dat. Feminism and female projection has taught women that men should be attracted to female high income/career achievement, because, well, women are attracted to that in men. Unfortunately, its created a lot of miserable, bitter women who hated their careers and now can’t find the man they were promised.
     
    Well said. Extremely important point Finder.

    Women do know that their looks are critically important but after 50 years of propaganda there really does seem to be a lot of confusion among women, who really should know better.

    Feminists have a laundry list of demands which mostly entail men giving them stuff, without women having to give men anything in return. (The traditional, fair and beautifully complementary solution of old and fair was of course *both* giving up something and giving each other something in marriage, making a whole greater than the parts.)

    But no matter how much looting feminists can do--and they're getting a lot right now--they one piece they can't really get around is that they can't make men actually want what feminist want them to want.

    I'm all for women being free to make their own decisions. But feminists do not want that. They do not just want women to be free to decide what they want, they demand that men be unfree to want what they want.

    Women do know that their looks are critically important but after 50 years of propaganda there really does seem to be a lot of confusion among women, who really should know better.

    In truth the personality attributes that go along with the riot grrrll career woman shtick are probably as bad on balance as the added years and pounds, at least for the experience of most men. Being simultaneously nasty and frail – busting balls one moment and breaking down into sobbing fits in the next is the worst. Normal women are crazy, but women trying and failing to be men are far, far crazier.

  190. If this account is true, he really had no business being in a tenured position. His departure from public life is not an injury.

  191. @Alec Leamas (hard at work)

    Boo hoo, crocodile tears. Lawyers get to sit in a clean air conditioned office and spend their days doing physically undemanding work – typing on the computer, talking on the phone, etc. For this they get paid an hourly rate far in excess of what people get for risking their lives on slippery roofs or working in trenches in the freezing cold or burning heat.
     
    You're baiting me but these are different aspects of radically different jobs and I'm simply explaining why lawyers leave the law. I wasn't looking for sympathy from you (to the extent that you're constitutionally capable of such a human emotion).

    Presidents "get to sit in a clean air conditioned office and spend their days doing physically undemanding work – typing on the computer, talking on the phone, etc. too" and seem to age in dog years. Are you really proposing that migrant Mexican trench diggers are under more stress than the President of the United States?

    Additionally, plenty of lawyers wind up doing their jobs in less than glamorous environs quite often - the County Jail, the Construction site, the grimy Domestic Relations annex hosting an allotment of various human effluent. It's not all rainbows and unicorns as you seem to think.

    My late father, who was a chicken farmer, used to tell me the same thing – that doing what I was doing (law) was more stressful than what he did because it involved racking your brain so much. I never agreed with him or with you on this point. I knew what the chicken coops were like (smelly) and I wanted no part of them. (BTW if POTUS is such a crappy job why are people willing to spend a billion $ (admittedly of other people’s money) to get it?) Physical stress is real and measurable – there’s no way that your joints are going to last in some occupations. Mental stress is relative. There are 103 year old practicing lawyers and judges but no 103 year old masons or framers.

    Some people find mental work to be enjoyable rather than stressful. If mental work was inherently stressful, why would anyone do crossword puzzles? It helps when you are a lawyer that you are dealing with OTHER PEOPLE’s problems, not your own. You do your best for your clients and try to help them out as much as you can, but if it all goes south it goes south for them and not for you. As for whether legal work involves being out in the field, it really depends what kind of law.

    • Agree: Johann Ricke
    • Replies: @Anonymous
    If physical work were inherently stressful, why would people play sports and go to the gym?
  192. @The Z Blog
    Bodice ripper as autoethnographic exploration of decolonizing the law.

    Some Gender Studies candidate just found her thesis topic. Or would have if any read this blog, which I doubt.

  193. @Dave Pinsen

    Which brings us to Bond’s career choices. Her rejection of what might have been—an illustrious future as a law professor, government lawyer, judge, law firm partner—seems to have its roots with her awful experience with Kozinski.
     
    Kozinski seems pretty mild compared to the average surgeon or Wall Street hotshot. Will medicine or finance be next in the purge, or are those high pressure jobs less enticing to aspiring purgers?

    Just saw how her picture…. because she couldn’t become wife #4(or whatever it is) she settled on chocolate fever…..

    She’s probably hunched over a tub of Ben and Jerry’s as I speak…..

  194. @eah
    The trauma of it all obviously caused her to gain a lot of weight.

    The nightly tub of Ben and Jerry’s is emotional labor before she gives in to her chocolate fetish at the brothers bar….

  195. @Zippy
    A clerkship with Judge Kozinski is really hard to get, but it is a serious boost to people who want to go on to clerk for the Supreme Court. He really did have an "in" with Kennedy and O'Connor. Of course, he also only hires people who are plausible selections, but with only 37 slots in a year, there are far more plausible candidates than available positions, so he very much does give people a serious advantage. Or did, rather. The pool of candidates for a Kozinski clerkship are the top 3-5 people at maybe ten law schools, and the top 1 person at maybe ten more.

    But the down-side is that he really is a slave-driver in terms of work. The clerks claim the hours are something like 10 AM to 6 PM, a two hour break for dinner, and then 8 to 1 AM. Weekend hours were closer to noon to 8. That's a bit of an exaggeration, but not much of one -- he really does demand a lot. One former Kozinski clerk who went on to be a BigLaw partner told me that he worked harder during his clerkship than as an associate at a big firm.

    A lot of working for Kozinski is doing tasks not strictly necessary for the judge to decide cases and write good opinions. A lot of it is make-work -- forcing his clerks to do things that don't add much to the decision process. And to fulfill odd requests, like driving to his home to deliver his favorite stapler at 11 at night. And also they spend a lot of time BSing about about things, going out drinking together, and doing things like snowboarding trips. If he just had his clerks do work that was useful in deciding cases and sent them home when those tasks were done, they would work half days.

    Also, he's a yeller. If you make a typo or grammatical error or miss a case he yells and screams. He's actually a lot like Steve Jobs in that sense -- he gives intermittent reinforcement, yelling and screaming one minute and hugging and kissing the next.

    Most of the people who graduate at the very top of a very good law school tend to be both very smart and also psychologically pretty durable. They don't mind being abused and tend not to get overly upset about things. I think Heidi is probably a bit unusual inasmuch as she is both very high IQ and also less psychologically robust than his average clerk. So the weird naked pics upset her a lot, while a lot of steely-eyed lawyer babes who work for him would have just laughed it off. Or called him a pervert -- which would have made him laugh.

    To those who say that Kozinski shouldn't have retired, here's something worth thinking about. Kozinski spent a lot of time socializing with his clerks -- they went out together, partied, played poker, went snowboarding, etc. He likes having ambitious high-IQ people as his semi-vassals. Some poeple enjoyed their clerkships with him, but a lot put up with the demands because of the benefits (including an edge at the Supreme Court).

    He's actually a bit less of a "feeder" now than he was before -- Kennedy (for whom he clerked) was his biggest contact, but he also fed a lot to O'Connor. (I think Heidi was technically an O'Connor clerk, but she got loaned out to Kennedy when he was first on the Court.) Kennedy is very sensitive to elite opinion, and the other Justices have some sensitivity as well. If Kozinski had weathered the storm, I strongly suspect that he would have dried up as a feeder judge -- and this would have led to him having weaker applicants, which he wouldn't appreciate.

    Since shooting the breeze with the super-elite clerks who were likely to go on to a Supreme Court clerkship was a big part of the fun for him, I think he knew that being an appellate judge was going to be a lot less interesting going forward, even if he weathered the storm. Plus, he isn't taking Senior Status -- he's retiring. Which means that he gets his full pay AND he can supplement his income with consulting/advocacy work.

    Kozinski strikes me as too high energy, even now, to truly “retire”. Maybe Ron Unz will get him a blog – he can say whatever he wants now. Maybe he’ll become a late in life billionaire or write books. Maybe he’ll argue appellate cases – I would want him arguing my case. I suspect that we have not heard the last of him.

    • Agree: fish
    • Replies: @Marty
    Maybe he'll show us how smart he really is and become a trial lawyer - Singlehandedly whupping those legions of $1200/hr. corporate guys arrayed against him. Oh wait, there aren't any more civil trials are there?
  196. @Steve Sailer
    She said she gained 40 pounds clerking for Judge K.

    Ben and Jerry’s became her two best friends when he told her he wouldn’t leave his wife for her…..

  197. @Anon
    Why is Bond ticked off? Because she's a talented, capable woman with strong skills and she still got treated like dirt by Kozinski.

    She got dissed, and that's why she's pissed. It's not the downtrodden women who are complaining about the way these men behave, it's the elite women who want to be treated with at least basic politeness in their jobs. I understand her side perfectly. She's mad because no matter how good she was at something, she still didn't get treated with respect.

    Kozinski treated her exactly the same way he would have treated a male clerk. In fact, that was his fatal mistake. Women in the workplace want it both ways. They want to be treated with the respect due a man AND the deference due a woman. They want it ALL and you can’t have it all.

    In certain traditional societies such as Afghanistan, if a man dies and has no male heirs, his wife or his daughter can assume the male role and run the farm. She literally puts on pants and is treated as a man by the other villagers from that day on. But, she is no longer treated as a woman – she is treated as a man in all respects. She has to do a man’s work. She doesn’t get to pick and choose between male and female roles – she has to go all in. Being simple villagers and not smart sophisticates like us, they think that it’s only fair that you have to pick one or the other – we know better.

  198. @whorefinder
    OT: Jan Hooks is one of those types whom a small cadre of famous-powerful-people thought were great but never were popular with most people. So she got lots of plum gigs (such as recurring unfunny sketches on SNL) that never got her mass appeal--and they kept giving them to her.

    I liked her comedy, but the way Lorne Michaels pushed her to no avail reminds me how Tracey Ullman kept getting sketch comedy shows that nobody watched but everybody-who-was-everybody loved.

    I liked her comedy, but the way Lorne Michaels pushed her to no avail reminds me how Tracey Ullman kept getting sketch comedy shows that nobody watched but everybody-who-was-everybody loved.

    No Tracey Ullman show, no Simpsons.

    • Replies: @Stan Adams
    No problem. The Simpsons should have gone off the air twenty years ago.
  199. @Anonymous
    I have the impression that the Chinese women in Afro-Chinese marriages tend to be marginalized women.

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1521076/afro-chinese-marriages-boom-guangzhou-will-it-be-til-death

    The women I saw at Tsinghua University in the 90s were not looking for marriage. Talking specifically about college kids and African exchange students.

    Steve any thoughts on the Bel Air fire being caused by homeless cooking fires?

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    You call them homeless, I call them immigrants. Or "migrants" whichever is worse.
  200. @Anon
    Contrary to what you might think, successful romance writers are not messed-up women. They are hardnosed careerists who quite cynically write to market. They don't write novels, they produce product, and they will mock your artistic pretensions while laughing all the way to the bank. They are completely unromantic, but they know how to manipulate the tropes of romance like an expert.

    Don't kid yourselves about these women. They are businesswomen first, writers second. Heidi Bond is not some random romance writer. She's a bestselling author in the field.

    they know how to manipulate the tropes of romance like an expert.

    An endeavor far more suited to success in romance novel-writing than the practice or teaching of law, I should think.

    I wrote books where women won, again and again.

    I asked my teacher once what he thought was the single most important skill or capacity a man should possess. He hardly paused to think before replying, and I paraphrase, “The ability to lose with dignity, then reattempt the endeavor, or choose a new one out of lessons learned from the loss.”

    My quick reading of the above miasm of retconning and victimology points to one thing: Heidi Bond, like Vivia Chen, apparently labors under the misapprehension that adult life is about winning all the time and being comfortable and feeling Victoria-ous.

    Which casts in a new light this entire Current Moment fashion of women causing major losses to men with accusations of sexual misconduct Back In The Day. “I was a loser, I couldn’t compete, I couldn’t win, life disappointed me, I disappointed myself–now I and the Sisterhood will get even with you for our shortcomings!”

    Having said that, Kozinski sounds like a jerk, but whatever happened to dads who taught their daughters how to handle the likes of these?

    she felt like a conspirator in her own degradation

    Yeah, self-discovery can supply a helluva shock.

    • Replies: @Abe

    felt like a conspirator in their own degradation
     
    Yep, pretty much describes every good weekend I’ve ever had.
  201. @sabril
    Most of these "man shortage" articles don't stand up to scrutiny on close inspection. This is normally done by having a stricter definition of "eligible man" than "eligible woman."

    So for example, they will define an "eligible man" as being single and employed and an "eligible woman" as merely being single. While it seems reasonable for women to insist on a husband who has a job, why can't men insist on having a wife who is childless?

    A reasonable definition of "eligible woman" is one who is single, childless, of child-bearing age, and not obese. By this definition, there is a massive massive shortage of eligible women in the United States.

    And observable reality confirms this: A single childless girl in her 20s who is not obese can easily have men lining up with marriage proposals. Men who are themselves single, childless, employed, and not obese. And the same race/religion as her.

    These "man shortage" articles normally are aimed at women in their late 30s and 40s. Well, duh. What "nice Jewish boy" is going to want to settle down with a woman who can't give him children and possibly already has children from a prior relationship?

    It’s even simpler than that: Women have a very high opinion of their looks and personality, and believe they are deserving of only the most accomplished men. The so-called man shortage is due to the mis-match between reality and what women imagination to be their attractiveness.

    • Agree: L Woods
    • Replies: @dr kill
    An appraisal of the thick layer of fat suffocating her upper arm should regress her opinion to the mean. Woof.
    , @Sabril
    Although I agree there's some truth to that, consider that complaints about a "man shortage" are almost always heard from women older than 30 and almost never from women under 25.

    So perhaps the errors in self-appraisal tend to increase as the person ages. In fact, this maybe part of the problem with sexual harassment by older men -- they may not really appreciate that their looks have declined and they can't get away with as much as they used to.
  202. @Zonie

    Which brings us to Bond’s career choices. Her rejection of what might have been—an illustrious future as a law professor, government lawyer, judge, law firm partner—seems to have its roots with her awful experience with Kozinski.
     
    Why can't she just admit that she preferred writing somewhat smutty female wish fulfillment fantasy novels to the legal profession, with its higher prestige but also higher stress, reams of tedious paperwork in legalese, etc.? It seems she did quite well in the legal profession, but decided that that sort of life did not make her happy, and decided to do something else. What's wrong with that?

    Why can’t she just admit that she preferred writing somewhat smutty female wish fulfillment fantasy novels to the legal profession, with its higher prestige but also higher stress, reams of tedious paperwork in legalese, etc.? It seems she did quite well in the legal profession, but decided that that sort of life did not make her happy, and decided to do something else. What’s wrong with that?

    If she admitted that she preferred writing somewhat smutty female wish fulfillment fantasy novels to the legal profession, it would send the message to judges that women aren’t worth hiring as clerks. It would send the message that women want higher prestige but can’t handle higher stress, reams of tedious paperwork in legalese, etc. It would reflect poorly on her group and be a setback in their advancement.

    That’s what’s wrong with that.

  203. @for-the-record
    Her on-the-job-training certainly seems to have provided her ample relevant material for her subsequent literary career. A random sampling from Proof by Seduction:

    “She leaned over and untied her garter. She made sure he caught a glimpse of the swell of her breasts as she did so." (p. 100)

    “She dragged his hand down, slowly. Past collarbone. Up to the top of her breast, to the sensitive summit and then down the other side. Heat trailed down her body, rib by rib. Down she pulled his hand, to her waist. She was dizzy from lust when she stepped away from his grasp again. And he was rampant, his erection a thick bulge in his trousers .” (p. 102)

    "He could trace the valley between her breasts with his eyes. He was humiliatingly, uncontrollably erect. He prayed she didn't look down." (p. 155)

    “His hands slipped up her waist, sliding over her chest. Jenny gasped as he thumbed her breasts. His fingers circled the tips, coaxing them into hardness. And then he pulled away from her mouth and placed his lips around her nipple through the material of the dress." (pp. 164-165).
     

    More eroticism than occurred in the judge’s chambers. How does someone write such passages for public consumption complain that Kozinski’s behavior was unnerving (or whatever).

    • Replies: @anonguy

    More eroticism than occurred in the judge’s chambers. How does someone write such passages for public consumption complain that Kozinski’s behavior was unnerving (or whatever).
     
    Because what happens in romance novels is fiction/fantasy and what happened in Kozinski's chambers was not.

    Pretty big difference.

    How many of her, or anybody's for that matter, romance novels were about looking at porn or whatever with a superannuated, to a twenty-something at least, creep-o boss at work? Not many, I'm going to guess.
  204. @Charles Pewitt
    Federal judges have overstepped their power for fifty years or more to the detriment of White Core Americans and they should be impeached and removed from power frequently. We got it, some guy at VDARE has taught many of us a new word: Kritarchy. That new word we all learned is Hebrew and it ain't got much to do with Angles, Saxons, Celts, Normans and all the rest. An illuminated forest clearing in Germany where the barbarians meted out justice is the origins of our law. Andrew Jackson was a judge though.

    Women are biologically inclined to prioritize their own reproductive power over men and the resulting children rather than use an ounce of brain power to contemplate what is best for their nation or ethnic group. We got it. The broads are dumber than a box of rocks and they care too much about the prevailing opinion of the day even if it will lead to the destruction of their people.

    White women will have to be dealt with in politics until such time as we repeal the 19th Amendment.

    White women with college degrees are especially prone to slavish devotion to prevailing societal opinions. I have noticed that most women with college degrees will vote for the non-White political party called the Democrats. I have also noticed that these same White women with college degrees do not want to live anywhere near non-Whites, especially Blacks.

    If your a handsome devil or you have a political message that appeals to White women, they don't care if you say that some White women are dumb. These White women will think you are talking about some other White lady and not about them.

    God Bless All The White Women Who Voted For Trump.

    Trump Leads To Explicit White Identity Politics; White Women Will Play A Big Role In That.

    No bitching about WASPs or the WASP/Jew conspiracy to destroy America. How disappointing…

  205. @22pp22
    In my old home town, every other at-risk girl was pimped out for years and no one gave a sh1t. They still don't.

    This is a blatant power grab.

    It's kind of satisfying seeing powerful Liberal Jews on the receiving end for once.

    Rather than a power grab, I’m increasingly seeing this as a good-old white protestant corruption clean up.

    Both Hollywood and the Democrats have become tainted by corruption and depotism in recent years, and this just won’t do in an individualistic, right-wing liberal society like the US. Sexual corruption undermines protestant values of conscientiousness, business transparency, and meritocracy.

    If too many actresses and producers give and receive sexual favors for career advancement that undermines the commercial viability of the American entertainment industry. You can’t produce films, TV shows and Broadway musicals as efficiently with high levels of sexual corruption (fifty years ago, no one really cared that much, since no one thought of movie-making as a serious industry).

    Same with the Democrats and their backers. If you have lots of horny old-guys giving jobs to young women in exchange for sexual favours it taints the Democrats image as a progressive party that young, white-collar urban liberals can tie their flag to. Of course if the Dems replace horny old white guys with female minorities it will probably just feed the blames of corruption, incompetence and nepotism, but educated white business people only see individuals and systems, not tribes and religions.

    • Replies: @anonguy

    Rather than a power grab, I’m increasingly seeing this as a good-old white protestant corruption clean up.
     
    Similar to how many supporters and opponents alike more or less see Trump, although his opponents do not regard this as a good thing while his supporters do. And the supporters at least, probably don't see it as a race/identity thing, "white protestant", rather just people with some regard for moral virtues stepping up to the plate.

    I mean, "Drain The Swamp" is hardly subtle.
  206. @anonymous-antimarxist
    "Heidi Bond/Courtney Milan" is now officially an Alt-Right meme forever associated with the "The Crazy Cat Lady".

    All we need now is for the good goys at the Daily Shoah to do dramatic readings from her collected works.

    Or “The Crazy Fat Lady”.

    • Replies: @Olorin
    Or perhaps for all these females who orbit more powerful men whom they hope will do them favors in perpetuity on their own mutable terms because sex, "Crazy Fat-cat Lady."
  207. @Clyde

    Professionals have better taste than the public.
     
    Are the Rotten Tomatoes movie reviewers professionals? The Last Jedi gets a 55% fresh audience rating and a 93% fresh rating from the reviewers. As large a gap as I have seen there.
    https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/star_wars_the_last_jedi

    Four audience reviews:

    One star
    December 19, 2017
    like watching Spaceballs being turned into a Star wars movie. A progressive parody of what star wars used to be.

    ½ a star
    December 19, 2017
    The plot holes. The irrelevant subplots that lead to nowhere. The insistence of comedic relief. Story telling at it's worst, and thats not even going into the way they handled the characters from the star wars universe


    ½ a star
    December 19, 2017
    Horrendous.
    A social justice nightmare. Every white male in the film was either incredibly incompetent or a nefarious/evil character. Star Wars: Episode IV was the first movie I saw as a child, it's incredibly sad what the franchise has become.
    RIP Star Wars

    ½ a star
    December 19, 2017
    Worst SW movie ever. Disney shit all over Luke's character in the hopes of raising Rey and Kylo. Kylo and Rey both suck. Way to kill SW Disney, nice job.

    Interesting that you should note that. I have always taken a large critic v. audience gap on Rotten Tomatoes as a very bad sign. If the critics like it more, it’s usually because it pushes some SJW hot buttons that real people don’t give a damn about, just as you describe. Or is too “high concept”. Lady Bird is another one right now although the gap is only 15 points. I think you’re right that a 38 point gap (on the critic’s side) is almost as high as I have ever seen. Arthouse film A Quiet Passion (about Emily Dickinson) gets a 92/48 = 44 points.

    If the audience likes it a lot more it’s not a good sign either. Sequels and Christmas movies often fall in this category. Daddy’s Home 2 (both) gets a 19 (ouch) /58. The Star gets a 44/74. Bad Moms Christmas 28/50. Jigsaw 34/92 (-58 point gap!)

    A balanced (high) rating is a good sign. Coco only has a 1 point gap.

    I think the critics all tend to follow each other. There are lot of movies that get a critic’s 80-99 and a lot that get a 20-40 but not a lot of 50’s, whereas there are a lot of audience 40 to 60s.

    • Replies: @Clyde
    Two I have liked recently.
    The Foreigner with Jackie Chan. Some filmed in rural Ireland I believe. Chan is called "The Chinaman" at least fifteen times.
    Homeland season five. The Homeland series is mostly dopey, Obama praised it, however Season Five was filmed in Berlin which is an exotic and unknown place for me. The killers and other evil guys (Russians, Arabs and more) are played by excellent actors. The best character Quinn has a major role.

    Jackie Chan kicks IRA & Pierce Brosnan ass in The Foreigner https://www.irishcentral.com/culture/entertainment/jackie-chan...
    Jackie Chan kicks ass of IRA and Pierce Brosnan in "The Foreigner" trailer. IrishCentral Staff ... Ireland Travel Tips.

  208. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Art Deco
    In middle age, she's hankering for an alibi. Not an uncommon type, I'll wager, among people who've spent decades underperforming (see Dahlia Lithwick for another example). She also has a fuzzy sense of personal agency, for 'a that a rather common feminine type.

    Now the better part of a generation ago, The New York Review of Books published a lengthy article on charges contra Robert Packwood. Packwood was not an appealing character, to be sure. However, the author just could not take the accusers seriously. One, by way of example, was an employee of the Capitol mailroom that Packwood had (by her account) made a pass at. Her motive for 'coming forward': "well, I noticed my life had been on hold for ten years...". Imputing inanition and disappointment to Robert Packwood's magic male power sure beat acknowledging it came from what she did do and (more importantly) didn't do.

    That’s amazing. Imagine all of us putting our lives on hold for ten years every time we get victimized by someone or something. Wouldn’t happen to us, though, because white males are told to suck it up, shut up, and get on with your work. Not that there’s anything wrong with that..

  209. @ben tillman

    Reminds me of a post I wrote three years ago:

    https://anti-gnostic.blogspot.com/2014/09/allow-me-to-translate.html

    Scott Peck’s terse dictum, “Life is hard,” is unappreciated. Lots of people would be glad to have Heidi Bond’s problems.
     
    No kidding. Life's full of tradeoffs. She expects to get the benefits without the costs. Totally unrealistic.

    She expects to get the benefits without the costs.

    Today’s modern woman.

    • Replies: @Charles Pewitt

    No bitching about WASPs or the WASP/Jew conspiracy to destroy America. How disappointing…

     

    Feminism has been an evil creation brought about by the WASP / Jew ruling class of the American Empire. The frontier closed, the American Empire grabbed some islands from Spaniards and Pacific Islanders and the WASP broads started in with their demands. Jew broads horned in on the feminist action just like the Jews horned in on Christmas with Hannukah.

    The purpose of feminism is to destroy the family; the destruction of the family leads to the destruction of the nation.
  210. One man breaks ranks. Sir Ian is of course ‘not as other men are’ so perhaps has no dog in this fight.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5192439/Sir-Ian-Women-partly-blame-showbiz-sex-scandal.html

    “when I was starting acting in the early Sixties, the director of the theatre I was working at showed me some photographs he got from women who were wanting jobs. . . some of them had at the bottom of their photograph ‘DRR’ — directors’ rights respected. In other words, if you give me a job, you can have sex with me”

    Ever heard of ‘DRR’ being a thing?

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    I don't believe it for a second, but it shouldn't be too hard to prove / disprove.
    , @Jack D
    Since he is referring to paper documents (photos) with actual writing on them, surely at least one just photo survived out of the many that bore this inscription and someone can produce such a photo? Or if they can't then perhaps we should consider this to be an urban legend. Or does "always believe the woman" also apply to Sir Ian on an honorary basis?
  211. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @sabril

    FWIW, neither Dustin Hoffman nor Kozinski was ever remotely handsome. The Tribe certainly has succeeded in changing normal people’s perceptions of what is physically attractive.
     
    It's always fascinating to me just how similar anti-Semites are to feminists, BLM activists, and other Leftist whackos. Feminists think that there is a Male Conspiracy to push slender women as being attractive; BLM types think that there is a White Conspiracy to push whites as being attractive; and anti-Semites think that there is a Jewish Conspiracy to push Jews as being attractive.

    Name calling aside, it has indeed been a very Jewish project to enhance the perceived attractiveness of ‘ethnic’ features at the relative expense of “white” features. For decades now, and primarily via mass media entertainment. This is pretty basic, and no one without a dog in the fight seriously denies it.

    • Replies: @sabril

    Name calling aside, it has indeed been a very Jewish project to enhance the perceived attractiveness of ‘ethnic’ features at the relative expense of “white” features.
     
    It depends what you mean by "Jewish project." Certainly Jewish people are disproportionately caught up with Leftist nonsense. But if you think that Jews as a group are trying to push Jewish people (or any other group) as being attractive for some selfish (for the group) reason, I am very skeptical and would ask to see your evidence.
  212. @fish

    Doesn’t a stand-alone M.S. mean you were a Ph.D. washout?
     
    I'm with Mr. Anon on this one.....PhD means another 4 year slog.....for what? To teach nerdy Chinese? Another shiny education opportunity caught her eye and she decided to chuck the drudgery of science for the perceived glamour of legal work.

    In other words, still a wash out, whether she was asked to leave or left on her own steam. Either way the time and $ she spent working toward the PhD was a total waste.

  213. @SomeDood
    If we put together Zippy's account (copied by Steve into the main post body in a post-publication edit) at with Bond's essay at http://www.courtneymilan.com/metoo/kozinski.html, it seems that Kozinski required 70 hour work weeks, PLUS micromanaging what clerks were allowed to do outside of work.

    > He laid down the law—I was not to read them anymore. “I control what you read,”
    > he said, “what you write, when you eat. You don’t sleep if I say so. You don’t shit
    > unless I say so. Do you understand?”

    People psychoanalyzing Bond from afar should consider that Kozinski exercised a level of control in Bond's life that resembles some kind of cult. "Psychological fragility" is easier to produce under such circumstances.


    > I want to be clear: There is absolutely no comparison between a job
    > that pays reasonably well, that no law prevented me from walking
    > away from, and that opened up career opportunities that most people
    > will never have and slavery.

    > But over the course of the clerkship I learned very swiftly how impossible
    > it was to say no to the judge.

    ...

    > I thought about quitting during the clerkship. I calculated the fastest
    > route between Pasadena and the city where my fiancé was living. I
    > checked plane ticket prices and read my lease to see if I could afford
    > to break it. I would look at my savings (meager) and calculate how long
    > it would take me to get a job, a paycheck.

    > I wondered if I anyone would hire me if I said, “well, yes, I quit my
    > clerkship, and I can’t talk about it for judicial confidentiality reasons,
    > and…no, the Judge won’t give me a recommendation, and…yes, you
    > have it right, I got through six months of this but I just couldn’t manage
    > the last six.”

    > I had over a hundred thousand dollars in student loans. I couldn’t risk it.

    > I came close enough to quitting that I told Judge Kozinski that I didn’t
    > want to clerk at the Supreme Court. The Judge prided himself on placing
    > a majority of his clerks with Supreme Court Justices, and my opting out
    > was a warning signal. He got me an interview with Justice O’Connor anyway.

    > I told him I didn’t want to go on the interview, and I meant it. At that point,
    > the thought of spending another year with someone who could wield
    > ultimate power over me sounded like a nightmare.[3] I didn’t care about the
    > career benefits; I didn’t care about anything except that I was going to be
    > trapped once more. He told me that if I didn’t go, and do my best, I would
    > have to leave his chambers.

    > I calculated how long it would take me to run out of money. I wondered
    > if it would destroy my career to not have a reference from my Judge. I felt
    > utterly powerless; I went on the interview.

    Read Bond's entire essay and then you can just forget, misrepresent, or denounce
    the parts of it that you don't like.

    I will say that I've learned a lot about some of the commenters on this blog by seeing how arbitrarily some of you decide what was going on in her head with no evidence but your own assumptions.

    I … read my lease to see if I could afford to break it.

    This illustrates a key problem with having book-smart but clueless lawyers (often women) with zero life experience as “clerks” hovering around appellate judges.

    Heidi Bond/Courtney Milan (and many others like her) worked as an appellate court clerk, yet she clearly did not (and does not) even understand the basic legal principles governing a plain residential lease.

    Under California law, what a residential lease says is basically irrelevant. If the tenant terminates before the end of the term, the landlord can only seek compensation for the reasonable cost of finding another tenant for the unit. In practice, this means the landlord cannot claim more than about 2-3 weeks’ rent until a new tenant should have been found. What the leaser “says” is generally irrelevant because the relationship is governed by written statutes and long-established legal principles.

    The whole feudal “clerking” system puts far too much power into the hands of law school lecturers and judges, and should be abolished. A much better system would rely on career attorneys with plenty of private sector experience supporting (and providing real feedback to) appointed judges. Non-legal education and experience would be a huge plus. Dare one call it REAL DIVERSITY?

  214. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Zonie

    Which brings us to Bond’s career choices. Her rejection of what might have been—an illustrious future as a law professor, government lawyer, judge, law firm partner—seems to have its roots with her awful experience with Kozinski.
     
    Why can't she just admit that she preferred writing somewhat smutty female wish fulfillment fantasy novels to the legal profession, with its higher prestige but also higher stress, reams of tedious paperwork in legalese, etc.? It seems she did quite well in the legal profession, but decided that that sort of life did not make her happy, and decided to do something else. What's wrong with that?

    One thing wrong with it is that it happens a lot, because the practice of law is notoriously unpleasant and difficult. But it pays well for most.

    So many women wash out of it due to these reasons and 99.9% of them do not become best-selling romance novelists. Most take up blogging or work in restaurants or just get married.

    This violently skews the “income ten years after graduation” metric by sex and is then taken as ipso facto evidence of sexual discrimination in professional pay scales.

    • Replies: @anonguy

    This violently skews the “income ten years after graduation” metric by sex and is then taken as ipso facto evidence of sexual discrimination in professional pay scales.
     
    Well, there is a disparate impact argument to be made. The males constructed a legal system and profession that is quite amenable to the men, not so much to women entering it as is evidenced by how many women bail from the system.
  215. @CJ
    The Sound of Music is pure evil. It's full of horrible white people with zero wonderful diversity. Everyone is cishet. Children are portrayed as needing a mother. It's full of white people music featuring melody, rhyme, and on-key singing. And as you say, the oppressed domestic is forced into sexual slavery under a middle-aged white male. It should join Song of the South and Africa Addio on the index of forbidden cinema.

    I thought it was about punching nazis, like all good movies.

  216. @Jack D
    He was promised a lifetime appointment. Being a Federal judge is not like being a roofer or a cornerback - you don't have to worry about your knees giving out. The oldest Federal judge heard cases until he was 103. So Kozinski, conceivably was only 1/2 way thru his potential career. Of course not everyone lives to 103 but statistically Kozinski had at least another 10 or 15 years in him which should not have been cut short just because he was guilty of being a creepy old guy.

    The other day, The Sound of Music was on TV (I think they put it on every year at Christmastime). When she was 21 Maria was sent by her convent to teach the daughter of a man 25 years older than she was. Baron von Trapp seduced his nanny (who was a nun)! Today they would put him in jail, not make a musical about it.

    Kozinski had at least another 10 or 15 years in him which should not have been cut short just because he was guilty of being a creepy old guy.

    Do you think Socrates, for example, would agree that creepy old pervs should be solons making life and death decisions for a society?

    I’m glad the dude is discredited. We are mopping up the residue and slime of the sexual revolution. Maybe he was a man for his times but those times are gone, thankfully.

    He certainly had a good run of things in life, nothing to feel sorry about for the guy.

    • Troll: ScarletNumber
    • Replies: @Alec Leamas

    I’m glad the dude is discredited. We are mopping up the residue and slime of the sexual revolution. Maybe he was a man for his times but those times are gone, thankfully.
     
    We are doing nothing of the sort. These are the acts of revolutionaries liquidating other revolutionaries who are no longer needed and consolidating their power. This is the harbinger of fresh terrors, not a sign of a faltering revolution.

    In case you haven't noticed, the bleeding edge of this revolution is in children's classrooms, teaching them that they have a yet discovered need to mutilate their genitals, gobble hormones, and perform cross-dressing.
  217. @SomeDood
    If we put together Zippy's account (copied by Steve into the main post body in a post-publication edit) at with Bond's essay at http://www.courtneymilan.com/metoo/kozinski.html, it seems that Kozinski required 70 hour work weeks, PLUS micromanaging what clerks were allowed to do outside of work.

    > He laid down the law—I was not to read them anymore. “I control what you read,”
    > he said, “what you write, when you eat. You don’t sleep if I say so. You don’t shit
    > unless I say so. Do you understand?”

    People psychoanalyzing Bond from afar should consider that Kozinski exercised a level of control in Bond's life that resembles some kind of cult. "Psychological fragility" is easier to produce under such circumstances.


    > I want to be clear: There is absolutely no comparison between a job
    > that pays reasonably well, that no law prevented me from walking
    > away from, and that opened up career opportunities that most people
    > will never have and slavery.

    > But over the course of the clerkship I learned very swiftly how impossible
    > it was to say no to the judge.

    ...

    > I thought about quitting during the clerkship. I calculated the fastest
    > route between Pasadena and the city where my fiancé was living. I
    > checked plane ticket prices and read my lease to see if I could afford
    > to break it. I would look at my savings (meager) and calculate how long
    > it would take me to get a job, a paycheck.

    > I wondered if I anyone would hire me if I said, “well, yes, I quit my
    > clerkship, and I can’t talk about it for judicial confidentiality reasons,
    > and…no, the Judge won’t give me a recommendation, and…yes, you
    > have it right, I got through six months of this but I just couldn’t manage
    > the last six.”

    > I had over a hundred thousand dollars in student loans. I couldn’t risk it.

    > I came close enough to quitting that I told Judge Kozinski that I didn’t
    > want to clerk at the Supreme Court. The Judge prided himself on placing
    > a majority of his clerks with Supreme Court Justices, and my opting out
    > was a warning signal. He got me an interview with Justice O’Connor anyway.

    > I told him I didn’t want to go on the interview, and I meant it. At that point,
    > the thought of spending another year with someone who could wield
    > ultimate power over me sounded like a nightmare.[3] I didn’t care about the
    > career benefits; I didn’t care about anything except that I was going to be
    > trapped once more. He told me that if I didn’t go, and do my best, I would
    > have to leave his chambers.

    > I calculated how long it would take me to run out of money. I wondered
    > if it would destroy my career to not have a reference from my Judge. I felt
    > utterly powerless; I went on the interview.

    Read Bond's entire essay and then you can just forget, misrepresent, or denounce
    the parts of it that you don't like.

    I will say that I've learned a lot about some of the commenters on this blog by seeing how arbitrarily some of you decide what was going on in her head with no evidence but your own assumptions.

    Your point seems sound, but would be even stronger if you would admit that meanwhile you are taking her every utterance as gospel truth.

    Call me names if you want, but I’ve learned to be a tad more skeptical of self-interested disclosures.

  218. @RadicalCenter
    If you haven't noticed a wildly disproportionate number of Jewish actors and characters portrayed as desireable to women -- usually pretty white non-Jewish-looking European women -- then we must be observing a different culture for a while now.

    (E.g., the odd decision to cast the ugly and unfunny Adam Sandler as the male romantic lead across from Drew Barrymore in Fifty Blind Dates or whatever it was called. Casting the unattractive and very Jewish Paul Reiser, who at least has comedic talent, across from Helen Hunt in the TV show "Mad About You." Showing dozens of beautiful non-Jewish white women dating Jerry Seinfeld for a decade. And many, many other examples.)

    Also, for the thousandth time, schmuck:

    1. the fact that someone recognizes and resents Jewish manipulation of popular opinion, Jewish instigation of American war-making not in Americans' interest, and Jewish discrimination against non-Jews, does not tell you anything about whether that person dislikes all Jews. I don't. My life would have been diminished if I had written off all Jews automatically as potential friends, especially given where I grew up, went to school, worked, and lived. I'll associate with and befriend anyone who is a decent person and who doesn't place some other race, religion, or nation above mine.

    2. The vast majority of Semites (over ninety percent) are Arabs, not Jews. Even if you conclude that someone dislikes or tends to dislike all Jews, that doesn't mean they are anti-Semitic. Find a term that actually means what you are using it to mean, like "anti-Jewish."

    "It's always fascinating to me" how Jewish-bigot apologists project by calling others bigots for noticing the destructive, perverse, and dishonest behavior of so many of their co-religionists.

    Peddle your Dreck somewhere else where people are more easily deceived or cowed, bigot. Viel Glueck.

    “Anti-Semite” was a 19th century euphemism for anti-Jewish. It has nothing to do with actual Semitic peoples (other than Jews). It has always meant, and is still understood to mean anti-Jewish and only anti-Jewish. It was popularized in Germany in 1879 as a scientific-sounding term for “Judenhass ” (Jew-hatred).

    In 1879, to say you were a Jew-hater was plain old prejudice such as might be possessed by any simple villager or village priest, but to say that you were a “scientific” anti-Semite, as you claim you are (i.e. you hate Jews as a group for valid, fact based reasons and not out of irrational hatred or prejudice, even though you bear certain individual “good” Jews no ill will) was (then) sophisticated and respectable. Six million dead Jews later – not so much. Just like eugenics, I’m afraid that the Nazis have permanently tainted the anti-Semite brand.

    You’re much better off claiming to be an anti-Zionist, which has some shred of respectability on the left. You don’t hate Jews, only Zionists. The Soviets mined that vein long ago but Communist canards retain more respectability than Nazi canards.

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

    • Replies: @Alec Leamas
    To paraphrase:

    "Eat Mor Chikin"
    , @AnotherDad
    Jack, you're certainly correct about all the Semitic people nonsense, the whole "anti-Semitism!" thing has a pretty generally understood meaning and the stuff about Arabs is a distraction.

    But you seem to be in denial about the essential validity of this:

    (i.e. you hate Jews as a group for valid, fact based reasons and not out of irrational hatred or prejudice, even though you bear certain individual “good” Jews no ill will)
     
    For instance, I've seen a bunch of your posts about blacks. Your overall attitude is "not positive". And I assume you know plenty of blacks who are good guys. But there's simply no denying your experience that blacks are statistically way more likely do negative stuff and that "black people" and "black culture" are overall a drag on society.

    Same with Jews for folks like me of a nationalist/traditionalist bent. My beef with "the Jews" isn't religious--i'm not religious--or some sort of "corruption of the blood". I don't consider my niece to not be family because she's Jewish. But i can clearly identify her prototypically Jewish SJW mom as an enemy of my people and our survival. If you know a nice smart attractive Jewish girl, who is happily proudly "white" and Western, conservative and interested in being a wife and mother ... i'd be introduce her to my very smart handsome mech. engineer boy. (Helps if she likes country music and doesn't mind riding around in pickup truck.) (Of course--as folks are pointing out, girls like that have lots of options ... because they are unfortunately few and far between.) My point here--it's not a "blood" thing.

    The problem--as with blacks--is actual Jewish attitudes and behavior. For Jews that's minoritarianism (minorities are good--and have "rights", majorities are bad and have no rights), anti-nationalism, immigration enthusiasm, hostility to white gentiles, anti-republicanism, anti-traditionalism and general cultural destructiveness (e.g. Hollyweird). (The outright "communism" thing is now mostly in the past, but the fellow traveler attitudes are still very much there.) Noting these things are highly correlated with and aggressively pushed by Jews is simply "noticing".

    I've got no problem with righteous Jews. Guys like Mickey Kaus--whose overall politics are definitely to the left of mine--or Stephen Miller seem like good guys who wish me and my people no ill. But *statistically* there is no denying that Jewish attitudes and behavior are negative from the perspective white people like me who want to maintain Western civilization. It's as simple that.

    No different than the association with blacks and crime and low-IQ dysfunction. It's a statistical relationship and there are plenty of well behaved and righteous Jews. But that statistical relationship between Jews and attitudes and behaviors seeking to destroy (and unfortunately succeeding) Western civilization is clear.
  219. @njguy73

    I’m not surprised that a smart, imaginative woman eventually quit the business to write bodice-rippers. There’s a lot of room for creative problem-solving but not much for artistic, imaginative expression. An “imaginative” lawyer or accountant will wreck a case or a deal.
     
    That reminds me of another lady who wrote about how she feels she was not encouraged by her physics professors to pursue science, and instead took up creative writing. As the Sailermeister put it, those professors "might have done her a favor by perhaps surmising that she wouldn’t have been happy pursuing a career of inhuman abstraction. As is appropriate for a professor of creative writing, Pollack is a bit of a drama queen. In an interview promoting her last novel, she used the word 'passion' 11 times in just 90 words."

    http://takimag.com/article/in_search_of_sexier_scientists_steve_sailer/print#axzz3oEDj0dZF

    On a personal note, I have three male friends whom I met during college and who currently have wives with Ph.D.s. The fields of these women:
    - one in psychology, married to a VP of finance
    - one medical ethics, married to hedge-fund employee (title unknown)
    - one in chemistry, married to a computer scientist
    - and the chemistry Ph.D. had a future biology Ph.D. in her bridesmaid party

    That may be a small sample, but it shows how gender does impact the fields one is interested in. That's also why The Big Bang Theory, whatever its merits as a sitcom, is realistic. Male physicists and engineers, female neuroscientists, and microbiologists. And the few female physicists are portrayed and having male-type libidos.

    My daughter really wanted to study physics. But after her freshman year, she was gently told that she didn’t have what it takes. She survived and got a major in math and a minor in physics.

    • Replies: @njguy73
    I didn't feel the need to state that there are individuals who have interests different from the majority of others of their gender. That should be obvious. Art Deco's reply to my comment lists the male/female ratios in selected STEM fields.
    , @Karl
    219 Jim Don Bob > She survived and got a major in math and a minor in physics.

    So she won't become a Physics Professor..... she'll become a (eg) GS-16 at NOAA. Or maybe a Senior Algorithm Analyst at Exxon-Mobil's computational drilling unit. And meet a much nicer category of guys.

    They did her a big favor.

  220. @Rosamond Vincy
    Sorry, never went for that. Moved on from Bad Boys to Tortured Artists after Jr. High, but never felt the slightest attraction to Pushy Yuppie Types.

    I’ve always liked Tortured Artists best myself, but they’re absolutely unmarriageable if you value your sanity.

    • Replies: @Rosamond Vincy
    Sanity is overrated. And few things were more annoying than the med student or junk trader who clearly thought that I should be humbly grateful to get him--as opposed to "Isn't it lucky we found each other?"
  221. @Jack D
    My late father, who was a chicken farmer, used to tell me the same thing - that doing what I was doing (law) was more stressful than what he did because it involved racking your brain so much. I never agreed with him or with you on this point. I knew what the chicken coops were like (smelly) and I wanted no part of them. (BTW if POTUS is such a crappy job why are people willing to spend a billion $ (admittedly of other people's money) to get it?) Physical stress is real and measurable - there's no way that your joints are going to last in some occupations. Mental stress is relative. There are 103 year old practicing lawyers and judges but no 103 year old masons or framers.

    Some people find mental work to be enjoyable rather than stressful. If mental work was inherently stressful, why would anyone do crossword puzzles? It helps when you are a lawyer that you are dealing with OTHER PEOPLE's problems, not your own. You do your best for your clients and try to help them out as much as you can, but if it all goes south it goes south for them and not for you. As for whether legal work involves being out in the field, it really depends what kind of law.

    If physical work were inherently stressful, why would people play sports and go to the gym?

  222. @Whiskey
    The women I saw at Tsinghua University in the 90s were not looking for marriage. Talking specifically about college kids and African exchange students.


    Steve any thoughts on the Bel Air fire being caused by homeless cooking fires?

    You call them homeless, I call them immigrants. Or “migrants” whichever is worse.

    • Replies: @Neoconned
    Were they white/black homeless?

    If so they aren't immigrants.

    Anyway its not hard at all hard to start a delayed fire.....look at linseed oil stained rags for instance....they can self combust.

    I'm shocked Islamonuts haven't done this in California yet. Buy a fake Latino identity in Mexico and use California is driver license illegal laws to get a DL.....

    Buy a car 2nd/3rd hand and go set linseed fire traps in the chaparral brush.....drive off after you use gloves to hide for fingerprints and boom: anonymous ISIS arson wildfire terrorism.....

    If ISIS didn't do it I wouldn't be shocked if the spooks do it to up counter terror, LEO, and Homeland Security budgets.

  223. @AnotherDad
    This Heidi Bond bio is basically a refutation of all the lies and whines of contemporary feminism.

    This gal is clearly pretty sharp. Her bio suggests she actually *could* have made it in any number of male fields--science, tech, law--but she did not want to. She basically kept moving further and further away from the male/math toward female/verbal at each step. Even law which is nicely pitched between the male and female poles with male logic, but in verbal form and plenty of people skill interactions was apparently too dry and unappealing to her female brain. And she's now thinking about what really gets her going--not "you go girrrl" math and physical chemistry--but heaving bosoms ripped from their bodice.

    But apparently, as Steve would say, we're not supposed to notice.

    Somewhere James Damore is saying “See what I meant!??!”

  224. @YetAnotherAnon
    One man breaks ranks. Sir Ian is of course 'not as other men are' so perhaps has no dog in this fight.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5192439/Sir-Ian-Women-partly-blame-showbiz-sex-scandal.html

    "when I was starting acting in the early Sixties, the director of the theatre I was working at showed me some photographs he got from women who were wanting jobs. . . some of them had at the bottom of their photograph 'DRR' — directors' rights respected. In other words, if you give me a job, you can have sex with me"

    Ever heard of 'DRR' being a thing?

    I don’t believe it for a second, but it shouldn’t be too hard to prove / disprove.

  225. @Olorin

    they know how to manipulate the tropes of romance like an expert.
     
    An endeavor far more suited to success in romance novel-writing than the practice or teaching of law, I should think.

    I wrote books where women won, again and again.
     
    I asked my teacher once what he thought was the single most important skill or capacity a man should possess. He hardly paused to think before replying, and I paraphrase, "The ability to lose with dignity, then reattempt the endeavor, or choose a new one out of lessons learned from the loss."

    My quick reading of the above miasm of retconning and victimology points to one thing: Heidi Bond, like Vivia Chen, apparently labors under the misapprehension that adult life is about winning all the time and being comfortable and feeling Victoria-ous.

    Which casts in a new light this entire Current Moment fashion of women causing major losses to men with accusations of sexual misconduct Back In The Day. "I was a loser, I couldn't compete, I couldn't win, life disappointed me, I disappointed myself--now I and the Sisterhood will get even with you for our shortcomings!"

    Having said that, Kozinski sounds like a jerk, but whatever happened to dads who taught their daughters how to handle the likes of these?

    she felt like a conspirator in her own degradation
     

    Yeah, self-discovery can supply a helluva shock.

    felt like a conspirator in their own degradation

    Yep, pretty much describes every good weekend I’ve ever had.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    Men can admit this but women never can. In surveys, one out of 13 college women claim that someone slipped something into their drinks (this would mean millions of roofie victims- an epidemic) but actual toxicological tests rarely turn up anything. Admitting that you drank yourself into a blackout is something most women are not psychologically capable of doing.
    , @fish

    Yep, pretty much describes every good weekend I’ve ever had.

     

    I can't LOL....but I want to!
  226. @Anonymous
    One thing wrong with it is that it happens a lot, because the practice of law is notoriously unpleasant and difficult. But it pays well for most.

    So many women wash out of it due to these reasons and 99.9% of them do not become best-selling romance novelists. Most take up blogging or work in restaurants or just get married.

    This violently skews the "income ten years after graduation" metric by sex and is then taken as ipso facto evidence of sexual discrimination in professional pay scales.

    This violently skews the “income ten years after graduation” metric by sex and is then taken as ipso facto evidence of sexual discrimination in professional pay scales.

    Well, there is a disparate impact argument to be made. The males constructed a legal system and profession that is quite amenable to the men, not so much to women entering it as is evidenced by how many women bail from the system.

  227. @anonguy

    Kozinski had at least another 10 or 15 years in him which should not have been cut short just because he was guilty of being a creepy old guy.
     
    Do you think Socrates, for example, would agree that creepy old pervs should be solons making life and death decisions for a society?

    I'm glad the dude is discredited. We are mopping up the residue and slime of the sexual revolution. Maybe he was a man for his times but those times are gone, thankfully.

    He certainly had a good run of things in life, nothing to feel sorry about for the guy.

    I’m glad the dude is discredited. We are mopping up the residue and slime of the sexual revolution. Maybe he was a man for his times but those times are gone, thankfully.

    We are doing nothing of the sort. These are the acts of revolutionaries liquidating other revolutionaries who are no longer needed and consolidating their power. This is the harbinger of fresh terrors, not a sign of a faltering revolution.

    In case you haven’t noticed, the bleeding edge of this revolution is in children’s classrooms, teaching them that they have a yet discovered need to mutilate their genitals, gobble hormones, and perform cross-dressing.

    • Replies: @anonguy

    In case you haven’t noticed, the bleeding edge of this revolution is in children’s classrooms, teaching them that they have a yet discovered need to mutilate their genitals, gobble hormones, and perform cross-dressing.
     
    Patience, patience. Things have to start somewhere, it will get to the stuff being pushed in school.

    If full grown adults at work can be traumatized for years by sexual banter at work, you can bet someone is going to get the idea that discussing sex with kids in schools isn't really appropriate as well.

    And plenty of millenial moms are going to agree.

    So just chill, the secular trend has much more ahead than behind.

  228. @unpc downunder
    Rather than a power grab, I'm increasingly seeing this as a good-old white protestant corruption clean up.

    Both Hollywood and the Democrats have become tainted by corruption and depotism in recent years, and this just won't do in an individualistic, right-wing liberal society like the US. Sexual corruption undermines protestant values of conscientiousness, business transparency, and meritocracy.

    If too many actresses and producers give and receive sexual favors for career advancement that undermines the commercial viability of the American entertainment industry. You can't produce films, TV shows and Broadway musicals as efficiently with high levels of sexual corruption (fifty years ago, no one really cared that much, since no one thought of movie-making as a serious industry).

    Same with the Democrats and their backers. If you have lots of horny old-guys giving jobs to young women in exchange for sexual favours it taints the Democrats image as a progressive party that young, white-collar urban liberals can tie their flag to. Of course if the Dems replace horny old white guys with female minorities it will probably just feed the blames of corruption, incompetence and nepotism, but educated white business people only see individuals and systems, not tribes and religions.

    Rather than a power grab, I’m increasingly seeing this as a good-old white protestant corruption clean up.

    Similar to how many supporters and opponents alike more or less see Trump, although his opponents do not regard this as a good thing while his supporters do. And the supporters at least, probably don’t see it as a race/identity thing, “white protestant”, rather just people with some regard for moral virtues stepping up to the plate.

    I mean, “Drain The Swamp” is hardly subtle.

  229. @Forbes

    She expects to get the benefits without the costs.
     
    Today's modern woman.

    No bitching about WASPs or the WASP/Jew conspiracy to destroy America. How disappointing…

    Feminism has been an evil creation brought about by the WASP / Jew ruling class of the American Empire. The frontier closed, the American Empire grabbed some islands from Spaniards and Pacific Islanders and the WASP broads started in with their demands. Jew broads horned in on the feminist action just like the Jews horned in on Christmas with Hannukah.

    The purpose of feminism is to destroy the family; the destruction of the family leads to the destruction of the nation.

  230. @Jack D
    "Anti-Semite" was a 19th century euphemism for anti-Jewish. It has nothing to do with actual Semitic peoples (other than Jews). It has always meant, and is still understood to mean anti-Jewish and only anti-Jewish. It was popularized in Germany in 1879 as a scientific-sounding term for "Judenhass " (Jew-hatred).

    In 1879, to say you were a Jew-hater was plain old prejudice such as might be possessed by any simple villager or village priest, but to say that you were a "scientific" anti-Semite, as you claim you are (i.e. you hate Jews as a group for valid, fact based reasons and not out of irrational hatred or prejudice, even though you bear certain individual "good" Jews no ill will) was (then) sophisticated and respectable. Six million dead Jews later - not so much. Just like eugenics, I'm afraid that the Nazis have permanently tainted the anti-Semite brand.

    You're much better off claiming to be an anti-Zionist, which has some shred of respectability on the left. You don't hate Jews, only Zionists. The Soviets mined that vein long ago but Communist canards retain more respectability than Nazi canards.


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

    To paraphrase:

    “Eat Mor Chikin”

  231. @Alec Leamas

    I’m glad the dude is discredited. We are mopping up the residue and slime of the sexual revolution. Maybe he was a man for his times but those times are gone, thankfully.
     
    We are doing nothing of the sort. These are the acts of revolutionaries liquidating other revolutionaries who are no longer needed and consolidating their power. This is the harbinger of fresh terrors, not a sign of a faltering revolution.

    In case you haven't noticed, the bleeding edge of this revolution is in children's classrooms, teaching them that they have a yet discovered need to mutilate their genitals, gobble hormones, and perform cross-dressing.

    In case you haven’t noticed, the bleeding edge of this revolution is in children’s classrooms, teaching them that they have a yet discovered need to mutilate their genitals, gobble hormones, and perform cross-dressing.

    Patience, patience. Things have to start somewhere, it will get to the stuff being pushed in school.

    If full grown adults at work can be traumatized for years by sexual banter at work, you can bet someone is going to get the idea that discussing sex with kids in schools isn’t really appropriate as well.

    And plenty of millenial moms are going to agree.

    So just chill, the secular trend has much more ahead than behind.

  232. @Abe

    felt like a conspirator in their own degradation
     
    Yep, pretty much describes every good weekend I’ve ever had.

    Men can admit this but women never can. In surveys, one out of 13 college women claim that someone slipped something into their drinks (this would mean millions of roofie victims- an epidemic) but actual toxicological tests rarely turn up anything. Admitting that you drank yourself into a blackout is something most women are not psychologically capable of doing.

    • Replies: @fish

    Admitting that you drank yourself into a blackout is something most women are not psychologically capable of doing.
     
    Doing the actual drinking to reach that point is no mean feat either!
    , @J.Ross
    Yes, it would require that all the roofie administrators have an excellent grasp of pharmaceutical skills, because in a true roofie epidemic we would also be seeing the people who got too much and too little, as happens with drugs that actually exist.
  233. @Anon
    White women voted pretty much for the same candidates as white men from the time women got the vote on until the divorce rate started climbing in the 1970s. From that point, women voted for whomever would support themselves and their children.

    Go look up female voting patterns. It's not the right to vote that made women start voting heavily Democratic, but the breakdown in marriage. Even today, married women with children vote more Republican than Democrat.

    White women voted pretty much for the same candidates as white men…

    Before the 1970s, women voters gave about five percentage points more to the Republicans than did men. I’d also read somewhere, long ago, that women gave the Conservatives in the UK all of their 20th-century victories.

    Women are actually more conservative in political activity than are men; it’s just that now the ones who’ve grown up under the welfare state are conserving that.

  234. @Anon
    This is a very revealing post. Sending a clerk to fetch your stapler and giving your employees make-work instead of letting them go home to be with their families reveals a man who likes playing power games against his clerks of whatever their gender. It's pretty much in line with a man who'd show porn to a woman who doesn't want to see it. Kozinski is just a jerk. But what's more revealing is that he tried to keep his clerks around him at all times. The guy apparently couldn't stand being alone, or not having an audience to admire him or be intimidated, and he couldn't resist the impulse to mess with their heads in a destructive psychological sense. He was obsessed with messing with them in a totally childish manner. He shows signs of classic malignant narcissism combined with histrionic personality disorder. Which is exactly that sort of person who'd want to go on the Dating Game.

    Sure, I think it’s fair to say that he’s a jerk, that he likes lording it over his clerks, and that he’s arguably a malignant narcissist. All that is true. It’s kind of what I was getting at when I said that he enjoyed having these elite grads of top law schools as his semi-vassals.

    But . . .

    Kozinski would probably dispute my characterization of the depth he makes his clerks dive into cases as make-work. He would say he’s just being thorough, and that everybody should do what he does.
    Do you have to read the entire record in every case, or just those portions relevant to the issues on appeal? Do you have to read every case cited in every brief, including the ones of the standard for summary judgement and the standard of review on appeal (which every clerk knows by heart after two weeks on the job)? Do you have to read the cases cited by the cases that the parties cite? Do you have to read just controlling precedent (Ninth Circuit and Supreme Court) or should you read EVERY case on the issue from every circuit? Kozinski says “all of the above and then some.” If nothing else, he is always the most prepared judge on every panel, and he clearly writes some of the best opinions of any judge on the federal bench. (Easterbrook is probably the only judge who is clearly his superior as a writer.) . His opinions are that good because he and his clerks ping-pong about 20 drafts, rather than the 2 or 3 that most judges do.

    Is that necessary, or even useful? Probably not. But everybody who is in the running for a Kozinski clerkship knows that. Or they knew it in the early 90s, at least. I’m not kidding about him limiting it to about 15 or 20 schools. All those schools are repeat players. At Michigan, Miss Bond surely was told about the workload. His clerkship is notoriously hard, as Judge Easterbrook’s is notoriously easy. Mostly because Easterbrook is a genius and also an insanely fast worker, so he doesn’t really give his clerks much work. Easterbrook’s first drafts are genius.

    He is also intelligent, erudite, a good conversationalist, very well-read, and, to those who don’t mind crudity, really, really funny. Sure, he’s a narcissistic monster, but he’s very charming. His clerks mostly have a blast. As for not going home to their families, most of them are in their early 20s and don’t have families. I would say to an older law student with a family that they should consider applying to somebody else, but for a single twenty-something, why not? It’s only a year, after all. I would have taken a Kozinski clerkship, had he offered me one.

    Lots of poeple didn’t think it was worth it. It’s not as if the people in the running for one of his clerkships didn’t have other options. They all got clerkships if they wanted them.

    And yes, the female candidates knew of his propensity for crude humor and skirting the edge of propriety. I totally believe every one of the stories that’s been repeated about him. One of my classmates (who ended up with a Supreme Court clerkship) told me she wouldn’t apply to him because he was a “lech.” Miss Bond could have had any number of other clerkships — and she probably should have chosen somebody less intense, and less unconventional.

  235. @YetAnotherAnon
    One man breaks ranks. Sir Ian is of course 'not as other men are' so perhaps has no dog in this fight.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5192439/Sir-Ian-Women-partly-blame-showbiz-sex-scandal.html

    "when I was starting acting in the early Sixties, the director of the theatre I was working at showed me some photographs he got from women who were wanting jobs. . . some of them had at the bottom of their photograph 'DRR' — directors' rights respected. In other words, if you give me a job, you can have sex with me"

    Ever heard of 'DRR' being a thing?

    Since he is referring to paper documents (photos) with actual writing on them, surely at least one just photo survived out of the many that bore this inscription and someone can produce such a photo? Or if they can’t then perhaps we should consider this to be an urban legend. Or does “always believe the woman” also apply to Sir Ian on an honorary basis?

  236. @Forbes
    More eroticism than occurred in the judge's chambers. How does someone write such passages for public consumption complain that Kozinski's behavior was unnerving (or whatever).

    More eroticism than occurred in the judge’s chambers. How does someone write such passages for public consumption complain that Kozinski’s behavior was unnerving (or whatever).

    Because what happens in romance novels is fiction/fantasy and what happened in Kozinski’s chambers was not.

    Pretty big difference.

    How many of her, or anybody’s for that matter, romance novels were about looking at porn or whatever with a superannuated, to a twenty-something at least, creep-o boss at work? Not many, I’m going to guess.

    • Replies: @Forbes
    You lost me. Doesn't matter if she writes fiction--it is far more provocative and sexually arousing than viewing a photo of a naked couple sitting on a sofa. She's a surgeon complaining about a blood stain when she's up to her elbows in blood everyday.
  237. Let’s Talk About Kozinski’s Victim: Heidi Bond

    Is that anything like Elmer’s Glue?

    I can just see her greeting the other guests at cocktail parties: “Bond. Heidi Bond.”

    Ms. Bond writes romance novels under the nom de plume Courtney Milan

    Hide Heidi, court Courtney.

    horny older heavily Jewish guys

    How is one “heavily Jewish”? Like this guy?

  238. I don’t believe for a minute that a true chubby chaser ever showed any interest in this person . A true chubby chaser has standards a couple of belly rolls , two big pillows for tits , an un-trimmed bush and an enormous soft flawless ass . This slag would go hungry in Piedos Negros .

    • LOL: Jack Hanson
    • Replies: @dr kill
    Settle down.
  239. He isn’t entitled to personal loyalty, and its demand for the purpose of shielding him from accusation is a serious abuse of power. Serious abuse of power is (and should be) a per se impeachable offense.

  240. @Peter Johnson
    A stand-alone Masters degree does not always indicate a Ph.D. washout. There are some excellent "terminal" masters programs. So assuming it is a booby prize for entering but not completing a Ph.D. is a hasty inference and not justified.

    No I get it….can’t really figure out the allure of the Phd these days anyway!

  241. @Peter Johnson
    A stand-alone Masters degree does not always indicate a Ph.D. washout. There are some excellent "terminal" masters programs. So assuming it is a booby prize for entering but not completing a Ph.D. is a hasty inference and not justified.

    A stand-alone Masters degree does not always indicate a Ph.D. washout. There are some excellent “terminal” masters programs. So assuming it is a booby prize for entering but not completing a Ph.D. is a hasty inference and not justified.

    Definitely agree – it depends on the field, and even ones that seem rather similar. For instance, MS in math/physics, almost invariably a washout. Whereas engineering, very, very common as an intended terminal degree.

    An MS in math/physics is a net negative on a resume whereas MS in engineering is a distinct positive.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon

    For instance, MS in math/physics, almost invariably a washout.
     
    Not necessarily. There actually are a lot of terminal masters programs in applied physics and mathematics. It's a bona fide MS in physics or math, but for students who are not interested in getting a Ph.D.
    , @Jack Hanson
    Unless you're Bill Nye, then you can call yourself a scientist with a bachelor's in mechanical engineering.

    Soneahat a better known fact nowadays that Dolph Lundgren, Ivan Drago himself, has a greater claim to the title of scientist.

    Lundgren really is something of an impressive human specimen, as an aside.
  242. @Abe

    felt like a conspirator in their own degradation
     
    Yep, pretty much describes every good weekend I’ve ever had.

    Yep, pretty much describes every good weekend I’ve ever had.

    I can’t LOL….but I want to!

  243. Anon • Disclaimer says:
    @stillCARealist
    I can't let this one pass.

    I listen to a classical music radio station out of SF. every afternoon they take and play requests from listeners who have written in. Guess what the listeners want to hear? Mahler? Khatchaturian? Stravinsky? (Which the SF Symphony does entire programs of) No way. They want Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Chopin. IOW, they want to hear beautiful music, not some random collection of notes and rhythms.

    Elite tastes are no better than the peasantry.

    I would call that type of musical taste ‘elitist intellectual virtue signalling,’ and it plagues modern art and literary writing as well. Actually wanting to enjoying something? Oh, my God!

    There’s a type of personality that over-intellectualizes things and has a hard time understanding the emotions behind it. Think Jewish academic with Aspergers’ disorder, and you’ll figure out who’s behind this movement.

  244. @CJ

    Bond has a very powerful case against the judge if you merely ignore everything you know about human nature ...
     
    LOL I'm going to steal that.

    A rape case just got thrown out because the victim forgot to delete a massive store of texts demonstrating that she enjoyed it.
    http://boards.4chan.org/pol/thread/153839313
    nypost.com/2017/12/16/rape-trial-falls-apart-after-accusers-40000-texts-are-revealed/
    >Liam Allan, 22, faced up to ten years in jail charged with six counts of rape and six counts of sexual assault against a young woman over a 14-month period that began when he was 19.
    >The alleged victim had claimed she did not enjoy sex, while Mr Allan claimed it was consensual and she was acting maliciously because he refused to see her after he returned to university.
    >Now, the judge has called for an inquiry at the “very highest level” to understand why police failed to hand over critical evidence including 40,000 messages from the accuser to Mr Allan and friends.
    (If you go to 4chan use a blocker.)

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    What is a "blocker"?
  245. @Jack D
    Men can admit this but women never can. In surveys, one out of 13 college women claim that someone slipped something into their drinks (this would mean millions of roofie victims- an epidemic) but actual toxicological tests rarely turn up anything. Admitting that you drank yourself into a blackout is something most women are not psychologically capable of doing.

    Admitting that you drank yourself into a blackout is something most women are not psychologically capable of doing.

    Doing the actual drinking to reach that point is no mean feat either!

  246. @sabril

    AFAIK, just as many Jewish boys are born as Jewish girls, so any dating imbalance must be localized
     
    Actually there are more male births than female births among pretty much all groups. In the past, this was offset by greater male mortality due to accidents, childhood infection, war, etc.

    But the real imbalance lies in the fact that the male fertility window is much greater than that of the female in our species. If a man in his 20s wants a girl in her 20s, he is competing not just with other men in their 20s. He is also competing with men in their 30s and even 40s. So the effective sex ratio is more like 2 or 3 to 1, even in places like NYC which attract a lot of young women.

    These newspaper articles which talk about a man shortage inevitably focus on women in their late 30s and 40s who are established in their careers and want a similarly established man in the same age range. And yes, there are not a lot of those men and those that exist will tend to go for younger women.

    To put it simply: There is no man shortage, there is just a shortage of established men in their late 30s and 40s who are willing to marry women in the same age range.

    To put it simply: There is no man shortage, there is just a shortage of established men in their late 30s and 40s who are willing to marry women in the same age range.

    To put it even more simply: There’s always going to be a man shortage for women who’ve hit the wall.

    That’s why women used to be smart enough to know that the age to start looking for a good husband was late teens/early 20s.

    • Replies: @Flip
    To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time

    Robert Herrick, 1591 - 1674

    Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,
    Old Time is still a-flying;
    And this same flower that smiles today
    Tomorrow will be dying.

    The glorious lamp of heaven, the sun,
    The higher he’s a-getting,
    The sooner will his race be run,
    And nearer he’s to setting.

    That age is best which is the first,
    When youth and blood are warmer;
    But being spent, the worse, and worst
    Times still succeed the former.

    Then be not coy, but use your time,
    And while ye may, go marry;
    For having lost but once your prime,
    You may forever tarry.
    , @Corvinus
    "To put it even more simply: There’s always going to be a man shortage for women who’ve hit the wall."

    Actually, there's always going to be a shortage of perceived quality dates for "post-wall" men and women.

    "That’s why women used to be smart enough to know that the age to start looking for a good husband was late teens/early 20s."

    It's not a matter of smarts, but of personal preference and practicality. American men and women are more than equipped to decide for themselves when to marry.
  247. @Jack D
    Men can admit this but women never can. In surveys, one out of 13 college women claim that someone slipped something into their drinks (this would mean millions of roofie victims- an epidemic) but actual toxicological tests rarely turn up anything. Admitting that you drank yourself into a blackout is something most women are not psychologically capable of doing.

    Yes, it would require that all the roofie administrators have an excellent grasp of pharmaceutical skills, because in a true roofie epidemic we would also be seeing the people who got too much and too little, as happens with drugs that actually exist.

    • Replies: @Negrolphin Pool
    Benzodiazepine are generally one of the safer cns depressants. It is difficult to overdose on them. They do come with a horrible withdrawal syndrome, but that takes long-term use to precipitate.

    Although the overall point seems correct. The fuel on the "college rape epidemic's" fire is likely stuporous binge drinking on the part of regret-prone coeds.
  248. Regarding Bond’s decision to quit law for writing, this post by Paul Campos contains some relevant information.

    … The computer screen featured the account information for the books published on a self-publishing platform by someone named Courtney Milan, which turned out to be Bond herself. The sales figures were, to my naive eyes, almost literally unbelievable. Bond, it turned out, was already a wildly successful writer of historical romances.

    I remember actually bursting out in incredulous laughter, when I finally grasped how much money she was making self-publishing romance novels on the side, while professing law as her day job. (Among other things, I discovered that self-published authors keep something around 70% of the revenue from the books they sell, as opposed to the 8% to 15% collected by authors laboring for traditional publishers).

  249. @njguy73

    I liked her comedy, but the way Lorne Michaels pushed her to no avail reminds me how Tracey Ullman kept getting sketch comedy shows that nobody watched but everybody-who-was-everybody loved.
     
    No Tracey Ullman show, no Simpsons.

    No problem. The Simpsons should have gone off the air twenty years ago.

  250. @anonguy

    More eroticism than occurred in the judge’s chambers. How does someone write such passages for public consumption complain that Kozinski’s behavior was unnerving (or whatever).
     
    Because what happens in romance novels is fiction/fantasy and what happened in Kozinski's chambers was not.

    Pretty big difference.

    How many of her, or anybody's for that matter, romance novels were about looking at porn or whatever with a superannuated, to a twenty-something at least, creep-o boss at work? Not many, I'm going to guess.

    You lost me. Doesn’t matter if she writes fiction–it is far more provocative and sexually arousing than viewing a photo of a naked couple sitting on a sofa. She’s a surgeon complaining about a blood stain when she’s up to her elbows in blood everyday.

    • Replies: @anonguy

    You lost me. Doesn’t matter if she writes fiction–it is far more provocative and sexually arousing than viewing a photo of a naked couple sitting on a sofa. She’s a surgeon complaining about a blood stain when she’s up to her elbows in blood everyday.
     
    So if she wrote graphically violent sexual stories it would be ok for people in real life to nonconsenually rough her up so long as it was less intense than whatever she wrote?

    Ya gotta understand, fantasies are not reality, these are two entirely different spaces. To judge people by how much their fantasies/inner thoughts, or simple occasional ideation might align with some actual crime against them is a startling judicial proposition.

    What are some other use cases of this approach?
  251. @sabril
    Most of these "man shortage" articles don't stand up to scrutiny on close inspection. This is normally done by having a stricter definition of "eligible man" than "eligible woman."

    So for example, they will define an "eligible man" as being single and employed and an "eligible woman" as merely being single. While it seems reasonable for women to insist on a husband who has a job, why can't men insist on having a wife who is childless?

    A reasonable definition of "eligible woman" is one who is single, childless, of child-bearing age, and not obese. By this definition, there is a massive massive shortage of eligible women in the United States.

    And observable reality confirms this: A single childless girl in her 20s who is not obese can easily have men lining up with marriage proposals. Men who are themselves single, childless, employed, and not obese. And the same race/religion as her.

    These "man shortage" articles normally are aimed at women in their late 30s and 40s. Well, duh. What "nice Jewish boy" is going to want to settle down with a woman who can't give him children and possibly already has children from a prior relationship?

    You must live in another possible world where they don’t have double standards. Here on Earth double standards are ubiquitous. Women insist upon it.

  252. @donut
    I don't believe for a minute that a true chubby chaser ever showed any interest in this person . A true chubby chaser has standards a couple of belly rolls , two big pillows for tits , an un-trimmed bush and an enormous soft flawless ass . This slag would go hungry in Piedos Negros .

    Settle down.

    • Replies: @donut
    No , I will not settle down . Revolution now ! Oh wait will my SS check and my pension checks still arrive ? Ok , maybe revolution later .
  253. @Forbes
    It's even simpler than that: Women have a very high opinion of their looks and personality, and believe they are deserving of only the most accomplished men. The so-called man shortage is due to the mis-match between reality and what women imagination to be their attractiveness.

    An appraisal of the thick layer of fat suffocating her upper arm should regress her opinion to the mean. Woof.

  254. @The Anti-Gnostic
    Law is pretty tedious, and working for a mission-oriented federal appellate judge means a lot of time spent doing very non-glamorous tasks. I'm not surprised that a smart, imaginative woman eventually quit the business to write bodice-rippers. There's a lot of room for creative problem-solving but not much for artistic, imaginative expression. An "imaginative" lawyer or accountant will wreck a case or a deal.

    She seems to have done quite well for herself, and is married too. I don't know if her husband is as rakish and brilliant as Kozinski but hey, life is about trade-offs. She's had many more good career and personal options than most people get.

    This line interested me:


    She says she couldn’t bear to teach at her own law school because, “when I did visit the campus, it reminded me too much of who I had been before the clerkship, and I couldn’t handle the memory.”
     
    Wait, what?! What is "it?" Is she talking about seeing young, attractive female law students reminding you daily that you're approaching the downslope and there's a conveyor belt of young, good-looking talent waiting to step seamlessly in to your position? Welcome to middle age, Ms. Bond.

    Reminds me of a post I wrote three years ago:

    https://anti-gnostic.blogspot.com/2014/09/allow-me-to-translate.html

    Scott Peck's terse dictum, "Life is hard," is unappreciated. Lots of people would be glad to have Heidi Bond's problems.

    Also, Vivia Chen calling her blog "The Careerist" is high self-parody.

    Even Fred Branfman wouldn’t risk his life for her

    • Agree: The Anti-Gnostic
    • Replies: @The Anti-Gnostic
    Fred Branfman would slap her ass and tell her, "Lay off the cupcakes, cupcake," before swooping his Laotian waifu and flying off in the C-130 with his knife in his teeth, leaving Heidi weeping on the tarmac, nipples hardening in the breeze.
  255. @John Derbyshire
    Uh, no: You first show your theorem is true for some particular number. Then you prove that IF your theorem is true for any n, THEN it must be true for n+1. It follows that it must be true for all succeeding numbers.

    As far as I recall, mathematical induction is a generic deductive proof technique of which induction on the set of natural numbers (which seems to be what Mr. Derbyshire has in mind) is one kind. So long as a set is inductively defined (e.g., well-formed formulae in Boolean Algebra) by means of iterative functions (e.g., for natural numbers, the successor function; for Boolean Algebra, the conjunction function, e.g.), one can prove things about that set and those operations using mathematical induction. The inductive step (which Mr. Derbyshire rightly outlines as a hypothetical) would proceed to show that anything that holds for that arbitrarily selected member of the set would hold for any other member of the set so long as it’s constructed properly by means of the very functions used to define the set in the first place. Or something like that.

    I’m not sure I see any evidence that Ms. Whatever knows any of this.

  256. @Jack D
    Kozinski strikes me as too high energy, even now, to truly "retire". Maybe Ron Unz will get him a blog - he can say whatever he wants now. Maybe he'll become a late in life billionaire or write books. Maybe he'll argue appellate cases - I would want him arguing my case. I suspect that we have not heard the last of him.

    Maybe he’ll show us how smart he really is and become a trial lawyer – Singlehandedly whupping those legions of $1200/hr. corporate guys arrayed against him. Oh wait, there aren’t any more civil trials are there?

  257. @Alec Leamas (hard at work)

    OT: Jan Hooks is one of those types whom a small cadre of famous-powerful-people thought were great but never were popular with most people. So she got lots of plum gigs (such as recurring unfunny sketches on SNL) that never got her mass appeal–and they kept giving them to her.
     
    Isn't it just a matter of needing enough women to field a sketch comedy troupe so that a high percentage of your bits don't get sidetracked by a man in drag (if that's not the heart of the bit)?

    Jan Hooks seemed like a kind of flexible comedic entertainer to fill those parts reliably. I suppose at a certain point you need other "filler" bits towards the end of the evening and you let her run with the ball every now and then to keep her happy and motivated.

    Candidly it kind of seems like there really haven't been break-out female stars from SNL and that they tend to be humored in the male alums' films due to friendship if at all. Has there really been a female Murphy? Farley? Meyers? Sandler?

    Has there really been a female Murphy? Farley? Meyers? Sandler?

    Gilda Radner? Or is her former “breakout” success a retcon?

    They pushed Tina Fey to the stratosphere, which landed her a little-watched, 80th ranked sitcom (30 Rock) that just would not die, likely because NBC got diversity pokemon points from critics from having a woman-run and woman-centered show. Critics praised it, and, just as predictably, nobody watched.

    Kristen Wiig was pushed as well, but she enjoyed more legitimate “breakout” success, as she wrote and played the lead in the genuine sleeper hit Bridesmaids. But her comedy is more subtle, female oriented. When she tried to broader works such as Girlbusters, she flopped.

    Amy Poehler has enjoyed some mainstream success, but she was semi-well known before hand. She (with three male friends) started her own comedy troop (The Upright Citizens Brigade) which had a brief sketch show on Comedy Central long before her time on SNL. Then Poehler concentrated on her own solo career, and took a gig being a sketch performer on Conan O’Brien’s old NBC show. Lorne Michaels poached her for SNL after that.

    The Upright Citizens Brigade-—which still exists, and which Poehler still is involved with—-has a couple of theater spaces in NYC where they do a lot of both improv and sketch comedy shows.

    They also sell classes. One class I perpetually saw advertised was a class for women-only entitled something like “How to Stop Playing the Girlfriend/Wife in Scenes”. So perhaps women who get into comedy end up taking those roles out of shyness, or else don’t have many original ideas to contribute and fight for, and so get relegated to “just happy to be here.”

  258. @Dave Pinsen

    Which brings us to Bond’s career choices. Her rejection of what might have been—an illustrious future as a law professor, government lawyer, judge, law firm partner—seems to have its roots with her awful experience with Kozinski.
     
    Kozinski seems pretty mild compared to the average surgeon or Wall Street hotshot. Will medicine or finance be next in the purge, or are those high pressure jobs less enticing to aspiring purgers?

    My how quickly things change.

  259. @Jim Don Bob
    My daughter really wanted to study physics. But after her freshman year, she was gently told that she didn't have what it takes. She survived and got a major in math and a minor in physics.

    I didn’t feel the need to state that there are individuals who have interests different from the majority of others of their gender. That should be obvious. Art Deco’s reply to my comment lists the male/female ratios in selected STEM fields.

  260. @Anon
    I've always liked Tortured Artists best myself, but they're absolutely unmarriageable if you value your sanity.

    Sanity is overrated. And few things were more annoying than the med student or junk trader who clearly thought that I should be humbly grateful to get him–as opposed to “Isn’t it lucky we found each other?”

    • Replies: @stillCARealist
    A man makes money. That rules out the tortured artiste or the dreamy wanderer. But then, we started this talking about crushes and fantasies, not actual husbands.
  261. @whorefinder
    It's more about the money and the work involved to make it. You don't make that much money as a novelist, and most folks never are able to break in to the business. The few people who make the megabucks, like Grisham or Steven King, are far outstripped by the guys who make $30K (or less) writing potboilers.

    Also, people think they just have to write a novel and send it to a few publishers and voila, they're in the business. But it's a hard grind to get an agent and then get a publishing house to want your stuff and to get a decent contract. Writers can go years---or even a decade----before getting published. It's largely who you know and networking and old-fashioned hobnobbing, all of which most lawyers hate. Law is much more steady work if you need to eat, so long as you hang your shingle right.

    You’re not kidding.

    Fiction is so converged as to make it a damn miracle to get published unless you’re a minority of some stripe. Even then what you find is that more and more agents and publishers are demanding your social media history in order to find out what your political opinions are.

  262. Just like eugenics, I’m afraid that the Nazis have permanently tainted the anti-Semite brand.

    Only insofar as communists (many of them Jewish) have tainted the race-blind, anti-anti-semite, anti-racist, etc., brands. Which is not at all. The difference is down to propaganda, and about as permanent as the Jewish monopoly on caring about these matters.

  263. (If you go to 4chan use a blocker.)

    And what would a “blocker” be, exactly?

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    what is a blocker?
    Setting aside images of despair and advice to imitate Kaczynski, you should look into (and really already be running) software that will allow you to interrupt or stop the loading of little extra stuff that can sneak in when you open a web page. Examples include uMatrix, NoScript, AdBlock and Grease Monkey. A sandbox is an overlapping concept for this purpose (Sandboxie). I'm not an authority. I hope I just misused the term.
  264. @Jack D
    "Anti-Semite" was a 19th century euphemism for anti-Jewish. It has nothing to do with actual Semitic peoples (other than Jews). It has always meant, and is still understood to mean anti-Jewish and only anti-Jewish. It was popularized in Germany in 1879 as a scientific-sounding term for "Judenhass " (Jew-hatred).

    In 1879, to say you were a Jew-hater was plain old prejudice such as might be possessed by any simple villager or village priest, but to say that you were a "scientific" anti-Semite, as you claim you are (i.e. you hate Jews as a group for valid, fact based reasons and not out of irrational hatred or prejudice, even though you bear certain individual "good" Jews no ill will) was (then) sophisticated and respectable. Six million dead Jews later - not so much. Just like eugenics, I'm afraid that the Nazis have permanently tainted the anti-Semite brand.

    You're much better off claiming to be an anti-Zionist, which has some shred of respectability on the left. You don't hate Jews, only Zionists. The Soviets mined that vein long ago but Communist canards retain more respectability than Nazi canards.


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

    Jack, you’re certainly correct about all the Semitic people nonsense, the whole “anti-Semitism!” thing has a pretty generally understood meaning and the stuff about Arabs is a distraction.

    But you seem to be in denial about the essential validity of this:

    (i.e. you hate Jews as a group for valid, fact based reasons and not out of irrational hatred or prejudice, even though you bear certain individual “good” Jews no ill will)

    For instance, I’ve seen a bunch of your posts about blacks. Your overall attitude is “not positive”. And I assume you know plenty of blacks who are good guys. But there’s simply no denying your experience that blacks are statistically way more likely do negative stuff and that “black people” and “black culture” are overall a drag on society.

    Same with Jews for folks like me of a nationalist/traditionalist bent. My beef with “the Jews” isn’t religious–i’m not religious–or some sort of “corruption of the blood”. I don’t consider my niece to not be family because she’s Jewish. But i can clearly identify her prototypically Jewish SJW mom as an enemy of my people and our survival. If you know a nice smart attractive Jewish girl, who is happily proudly “white” and Western, conservative and interested in being a wife and mother … i’d be introduce her to my very smart handsome mech. engineer boy. (Helps if she likes country music and doesn’t mind riding around in pickup truck.) (Of course–as folks are pointing out, girls like that have lots of options … because they are unfortunately few and far between.) My point here–it’s not a “blood” thing.

    The problem–as with blacks–is actual Jewish attitudes and behavior. For Jews that’s minoritarianism (minorities are good–and have “rights”, majorities are bad and have no rights), anti-nationalism, immigration enthusiasm, hostility to white gentiles, anti-republicanism, anti-traditionalism and general cultural destructiveness (e.g. Hollyweird). (The outright “communism” thing is now mostly in the past, but the fellow traveler attitudes are still very much there.) Noting these things are highly correlated with and aggressively pushed by Jews is simply “noticing”.

    I’ve got no problem with righteous Jews. Guys like Mickey Kaus–whose overall politics are definitely to the left of mine–or Stephen Miller seem like good guys who wish me and my people no ill. But *statistically* there is no denying that Jewish attitudes and behavior are negative from the perspective white people like me who want to maintain Western civilization. It’s as simple that.

    No different than the association with blacks and crime and low-IQ dysfunction. It’s a statistical relationship and there are plenty of well behaved and righteous Jews. But that statistical relationship between Jews and attitudes and behaviors seeking to destroy (and unfortunately succeeding) Western civilization is clear.

    • Replies: @International Jew

    If you know a nice smart attractive Jewish girl, who is happily proudly “white” and Western, conservative and interested in being a wife and mother … i’d introduce her to my very smart handsome mech. engineer boy.
     
    There are lots of Jewish girls like that, but most of them are Orthodox, so sorry but ixnay on your boy.
    , @Jack D

    No different than the association with blacks and crime and low-IQ dysfunction.
     
    It IS different. Black low intelligence and propensity toward violence has a strong genetic component. Stupidity is literally an incurable condition. Jewish leftism only SEEMS to be genetic - in fact it is of fairly recent origin and could change. It WILL change if only because all the Jewish leftists are dying off without reproducing and future Jews will be Orthodox who are not at all leftist.
    , @International Jew

    I’ve seen a bunch of your posts about blacks...blacks are statistically way more likely do negative stuff...
    Same with Jews for folks like me of a nationalist/traditionalist bent.
     
    Not the same thing. If you control for income, education, occupation and geography, I don't think you'll find Jews exhibit those anti[white]nationalist/antitraditionalist traits to any extraordinary degree. For instance, do you think Jewish journalists are more leftwing than gentile journalists? Jewish Hollywood people more decadent than gentile Hollywood people? Are urban Jewish Minnesotans bigger open-borders enthusiasts than corresponding Lutherans and Unitarians? If you have statistical evidence that these things are true, I promise to look at it with an open mind.

    Blacks, on the other hand, really are extraordinary. You can control for all the socioeconomic variables you like, and you still find that blacks outperform on the usual indices of dysfunction such as criminality and illiteracy.

  265. @sabril

    If you haven’t noticed a wildly disproportionate number of Jewish actors and characters portrayed as desireable to women — usually pretty white non-Jewish-looking European women — then we must be observing a different culture for a while now.

    (E.g., the odd decision to cast the ugly and unfunny Adam Sandler as the male romantic lead across from Drew Barrymore in Fifty Blind Dates
     
    I've definitely noticed trends of (1) plain looking male actors in comedic roles paired with more attractive females, for example Will Ferrell with Christina Applegate or Joe Pesci with Marissa Tomei (in My Cousin Vinny); and (2) disproportionate Jewish representation among comedians and comedic actors.

    the fact that someone recognizes and resents Jewish manipulation of popular opinion, Jewish instigation of American war-making not in Americans’ interest, and Jewish discrimination against non-Jews, does not tell you anything about whether that person dislikes all Jews
     
    Agreed. There are anti-Semites who don't hate all Jew. Just as there are black activists who don't hate all whites and feminists who don't hate all men.

    Incidentally, the word "anti-Semite" means anti-Jewish, even though there are many non Jews who speak Semitic languages. Just as the word "anti-American" would normally be understood to be against the United States even though there are millions of people who are technically American who are citizens of Chile, Mexico, Canada, and so forth.

    plain looking male actors in comedic roles paired with more attractive females, for example Will Ferrell with Christina Applegate or Joe Pesci with Marissa Tomei (in My Cousin Vinny);

    Uh, I think you’ll find this goes back a long, long way, not just in the movies (Charlie Chaplin and Edna Purviance), but in comedic theater as well.

  266. @TheJester
    A different take. Most of the takedowns have been aging, powerful, and accomplished Jewish men. Absolutely impossible in (((America))) ... unless it was a Jewish-sponsored purge.

    Educated white women have trouble finding husbands. Question: Do Jewish women have trouble finding nice Jewish-boys for husbands? The Internet lights up!

    4 Reasons Why You Can’t ‘Find a Nice Jewish Boy’

    Things have changed since you were young. Finding a ‘nice Jewish boy’ is now about as easy as finding ‘a nice studio apartment for under $1,500 in NYC.’ So if you’re wondering why your super smart, successful, beautiful perfect goddess of a daughter is still on the market, I have your answer ...

    Out of our New York women, 19% identify as Jewish, and out of our New York men, 13% identify as Jewish — that means there are nearly 50% more Jewish women than men in our database. There are a number of possible explanations for this — maybe women are just more likely to be religious, or Jewish women are more likely to join our service. But regardless of the reason, this imbalance, added to the already uneven gender imbalance, does not create a pretty picture for single Jewish women in New York.

    For every Jewish man in New York in our database, there are 3.5 Jewish women. So think of it as a Shabbat dinner, where there are two single Jewish guys, and seven women vying for their attention.
     
    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/lauren-kay/4-reasons-why-you-cant-find-a-nice-jewish-boy_b_7956836.html

    And, we have Gloria Steinem rolling in to called President Trump the "harasser in chief" ... and that the #Me Too movement is not done until Trump is gone.

    “Ask Gloria Steinem about the #MeToo movement, and she’ll tell you it’s far from over. To Steinem—feminist icon and co-founder of Ms. magazine and the Women’s Media Center—the movement can’t declare victory until Donald Trump is removed from the White House.

    Trump—to Steinem, the “harasser in chief“—has been the subject of sexual-misconduct accusations by 17 women …”
     
    https://qz.com/1153163/gloria-steinem-thinks-she-has-a-way-to-get-trump-fired/

    So, there is a movement and there are leaders ... Jewish women leaders. Let me speculate.

    Just as iSteve suggests that a lot of the social trauma in the United States (feminism as an example) are Jews working out their internal traumas on a public stage, perhaps the #Me Too purge is a warning to rich, powerful, and accomplished Jewish men to stop ogling and marrying shiksas ... and leaving good Jewish women high and dry.

    QED: Why were aging and over-the-hill rich, powerful, and accomplished Jewish men targeted? Because they are disposable! From the Jewish women's perspective, let's save the younger rich, powerful, and accomplished Jewish men for Jewish women regardless of their previous romps with shiksas. If they don't get the message, they'll turn up the heat until they do. It is just a question of refocusing the exposes in the social media on progressively younger Jewish men until they get the message.

    Talk about ball-breakers!

    I was once with my jewish girlfriend, she was talking to some other jewish girls. And having forgotten about me, the goy in the woodpile, were voicing the exasperated opinion that there were no nice jewish boys. Mocking the whole concept in fact.

  267. @Anon
    White women voted pretty much for the same candidates as white men from the time women got the vote on until the divorce rate started climbing in the 1970s. From that point, women voted for whomever would support themselves and their children.

    Go look up female voting patterns. It's not the right to vote that made women start voting heavily Democratic, but the breakdown in marriage. Even today, married women with children vote more Republican than Democrat.

    Equal wages came in the 1960s, followed by equal no-fault divorces. Women started opting out of marriage as soon as they became economically independent and would not be penalised as singles. Marriage to the state is so much more attractive to women, whose primary instincts seem to be those of the beehive or ant’s nest. Women want the welfare state. Either they must be controlled or we must surrender to the Brave New World of human beehives. The word ‘imposture’ means a belief like Santa Claus which has a positive effect when believed by the masses. We need to create a new imposture myth to control women. Religion is failing as such a control, that’s one suggestion anyway.

  268. @J.Ross
    A rape case just got thrown out because the victim forgot to delete a massive store of texts demonstrating that she enjoyed it.
    http://boards.4chan.org/pol/thread/153839313
    nypost.com/2017/12/16/rape-trial-falls-apart-after-accusers-40000-texts-are-revealed/
    >Liam Allan, 22, faced up to ten years in jail charged with six counts of rape and six counts of sexual assault against a young woman over a 14-month period that began when he was 19.
    >The alleged victim had claimed she did not enjoy sex, while Mr Allan claimed it was consensual and she was acting maliciously because he refused to see her after he returned to university.
    >Now, the judge has called for an inquiry at the “very highest level” to understand why police failed to hand over critical evidence including 40,000 messages from the accuser to Mr Allan and friends.
    (If you go to 4chan use a blocker.)

    What is a “blocker”?

  269. @Steve Sailer
    What did American culture do to deserve The Big Bang Theory as its most popular sitcom? It seems wholly unexpectedly decent, realistic, and reasonable ...

    Not to worry Steve. This will not go unpunished.

  270. Equality means equality dammit.

  271. @Anonymous
    You call them homeless, I call them immigrants. Or "migrants" whichever is worse.

    Were they white/black homeless?

    If so they aren’t immigrants.

    Anyway its not hard at all hard to start a delayed fire…..look at linseed oil stained rags for instance….they can self combust.

    I’m shocked Islamonuts haven’t done this in California yet. Buy a fake Latino identity in Mexico and use California is driver license illegal laws to get a DL…..

    Buy a car 2nd/3rd hand and go set linseed fire traps in the chaparral brush…..drive off after you use gloves to hide for fingerprints and boom: anonymous ISIS arson wildfire terrorism…..

    If ISIS didn’t do it I wouldn’t be shocked if the spooks do it to up counter terror, LEO, and Homeland Security budgets.

  272. @anonguy

    A stand-alone Masters degree does not always indicate a Ph.D. washout. There are some excellent “terminal” masters programs. So assuming it is a booby prize for entering but not completing a Ph.D. is a hasty inference and not justified.
     
    Definitely agree - it depends on the field, and even ones that seem rather similar. For instance, MS in math/physics, almost invariably a washout. Whereas engineering, very, very common as an intended terminal degree.

    An MS in math/physics is a net negative on a resume whereas MS in engineering is a distinct positive.

    For instance, MS in math/physics, almost invariably a washout.

    Not necessarily. There actually are a lot of terminal masters programs in applied physics and mathematics. It’s a bona fide MS in physics or math, but for students who are not interested in getting a Ph.D.

  273. @International Jew
    There is one oddity in her resume — the BA from Florida State. Why would a smart California girl go across the country to attend the second tier university of another state?

    Good catch. Yeah, that’s weird. AndrewR may have the answer with the scholarship thing.

    • Replies: @International Jew
    I doubt that's it. Tuition at FSU is pretty low as it is. And Tallahassee is no town for SWPL material like her.

    Just half-whimsically, I'll speculate she followed a boyfriend who was recruited by FSU's football team. Maybe a guy who looked like the hero on the cover of that book of hers (see comment 15).
    , @Kylie
    My first thought was a man she was intensely interested in was going there.

    But what do I know? I'm only a woman.
  274. @anonguy

    A stand-alone Masters degree does not always indicate a Ph.D. washout. There are some excellent “terminal” masters programs. So assuming it is a booby prize for entering but not completing a Ph.D. is a hasty inference and not justified.
     
    Definitely agree - it depends on the field, and even ones that seem rather similar. For instance, MS in math/physics, almost invariably a washout. Whereas engineering, very, very common as an intended terminal degree.

    An MS in math/physics is a net negative on a resume whereas MS in engineering is a distinct positive.

    Unless you’re Bill Nye, then you can call yourself a scientist with a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering.

    Soneahat a better known fact nowadays that Dolph Lundgren, Ivan Drago himself, has a greater claim to the title of scientist.

    Lundgren really is something of an impressive human specimen, as an aside.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    It is both well established in the popular rumor mill/scandal sheet world and according to a female acquaintence of mine who says she saw him at full orchestral volume, so to speak, that in addition to his generally phenomenal physique and his high intelligence, he's extremely impressive in another way. So much so that she decided that that was way more than she could handle.
  275. @Alec Leamas (hard at work)

    Weinstein seems like a really bad guy, while an awful lot of the others just seem like dirty old men.
     
    It's the sadism and humiliation inherent in Weinstein's behavior - he just about embodies the feminists' specious claim that rape is about power rather than sex. He's a rara avis in our times, more reminiscent of Soviet soldiers engaging in punitive rapes of German women of all ages than the modern he-said, she-said frat party affairs we're inundated with these days where the goal really is the sexual relationship even if premature.

    A lot of the other complaints now really seem to just be ill-fated, charmless and ham-fisted passes where the man had some expectation (however unrealistic or based upon misinterpretation) that the woman might be interested and reciprocate.

    The woman might have been interested…twenty-five years ago. Once flesh has shriveled and glands are dessicate, only bitterness and vengeance remain. And of course the opportunity for profit.