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The further into the future America gets, the more it obsesses over the past.

Back in 2013, I pointed out that hereditary guilt was coming back into intellectual fashion.

 
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  1. Anonymous[153] • Disclaimer says:

  2. My great-great-grandfather was an abolitionist.

    What was he thinking? Also, where my money at?

    • LOL: Kylie, Redneck farmer
    • Replies: @Pat Boyle
  3. Anon[152] • Disclaimer says:

    Were it not for the stolen labor of his ancestors’ black slaves, McConnell would never have become a senator. He would be living in a red-lined slum selling loosies on the corner, or in prison, or dead.

    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
  4. Anonymous[174] • Disclaimer says:

    The further into the future America gets, the more it obsesses over the past.

    A certain past. Who talks about ending immigration as reparations for Indians who were wiped by immigration waves from the Old World?

    Jews and blacks got the power. Also, as the immigration issue may finally drive blacks away from the Dem Party, ‘reparations’ is the next ploy to keep blacks on the plantation.

    Ironically, it seems like immigrants will foot much of the bill.

  5. Tiny Duck says:

    You guys just don’t care and that says slot about you guys You are too busy defending and supporting the racist, sexual predator in the White House.

    So many people think they’re not stained or benefited from slavery. They’ll likely go to their death bed believing that.

    My great great grandparents owned slaves. I am a white I absolutely support reparations! I absolutely do *NOT* support our state bitch, Mitch.

    Are you white? If so, you’ve benefited from slavery whether you want to admit it or not.

    People of Color and women will not forget the evil of white men. Your time is coming

  6. Anonymous[174] • Disclaimer says:

    Look into the past of non-white immigrants and blacks, and a good number were slave owners in the Old World.

  7. My own (very) rough estimate is that around 15-19% of the population is out-of-its-mind liberal. That’s a lot of people and they generate a lot of noise on Twitter, but hardly enough to maintain a popular political movement. But then I consider that roughly 80-plus % of the mainstream media comes from this 15-19%.

  8. My cousin died at Gettysburg. Where’s my money?

    • Replies: @Logan
  9. SFG says:

    Hey, my great-great-great….-great-uncle started a religion, and his younger brother started the Taiping Rebellion.

    • Replies: @Lot
  10. BenKenobi says:
    @Anonymous

    “My black electrician may have got his license through affirmative action and burned down my house with bad wiring, but at least he knew the name ‘Bergen-Belsen’!”

    • LOL: Cortes
    • Replies: @Gary in Gramercy
  11. @Anonymous

    It would make sense for immigration to drive blacks away from the Democrat Party since immigration is bad for blacks. But it never works out that way.

  12. @Anonymous

    Ironically, it seems like immigrants will foot much of the bill.

    Hey, they’ll be able to afford it just fine if they traffick in some unpaid help.

    • LOL: Mr McKenna
  13. Hail says: • Website

    July 8, 2019, 5:38 PM EDT

    By Corky Siemaszko

    What a name!

    _______________

    The two great-great-grandfathers, James McConnell and Richard Daley, owned a total of at least 14 slaves

    Here is a geneology-site profile for this James McConnell:

    James McConnell
    – Birth: 1793
    – Death: 1860 (67)
    – Parents: James Allison McConnell, Capt. (b.1757, Rowan County, North Carolina), and Elizabeth Butler (b.1766, Cumberland County, Virginia).

    Corky is pushing someone born nearly 230 years ago. What a jerk.

    • Replies: @Hail
    , @guest
    , @guest
  14. Anonymous[113] • Disclaimer says:
    @Tiny Duck

    Only 6 major grammatical errors! Your writing skills are showing lots of improvement!

    As for the logical errors, well, they seem to be beyond help. Also, the fascination with the sexual prowess of black men continues to be disconcerting.

  15. newrouter says:
    @Tiny Duck

    >women will not forget the evil of white men. Your time is coming<

    How's Kamala's erection doing?

  16. anon[372] • Disclaimer says:

    My great great grandfather was in a cavalry regiment of the Confederate States of America and spent 4 years of his life killing as many Yankees as he could get his hands on.
    I’m quite pleased with that.

    • LOL: Sextus Empiricus
  17. Paul says:

    “NBC NEWS EXCLUSIVE: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s great-great-grandfathers owned 14 slaves, bringing reparations issue close to home.”

    Mitch McConnell’s great-great-grandfathers were long dead before he was even born. And that’s close to home?

    The people at NBC News are buffoons.

  18. anon[372] • Disclaimer says:

    Research the family history of any 10 Left/Progressive leaders in politics or media.
    Their ancestors were slave owners, industrial sweatshop owners, Brahmins ruling over Untouchables, African tribal leaders raping and killing their enemies, cannibal Aztecs, natives practicing torture, etc. etc.
    It’s time to say out loud – slavery was no big deal. Who cares?
    People say slavery this, slavery that…you say, who cares? It’s nothing. Then change the subject.

    • Agree: ben tillman
  19. Could you comment on the other much more important late breaking news, please? Elephant in the room, and at all that.

    Don’t worry – no one will call you an anti-Semite this time for doing it.

    • Agree: Hail, Colin Wright
  20. @Tiny Duck

    You are too busy defending and supporting the racist, sexual predator in the White House.

    Where have you been the last three years? His wife lost to the current president.

    • Agree: Prester John
  21. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s great-great-grandfathers owned 14 slaves

    How many did the FitzRandolphs and other Woodbridge (N.J.) ancestors of Barack Obama collect over the years?

    Never mind his grandmother’s ancestry farther to the south.

  22. @Patrick in SC

    My own (very) rough estimate is that around 15-19% of the population is out-of-its-mind liberal.

    Because you’re in SC, which is (still) one of the most conservative states in the nation. You’re lucky, even though your negro contingent also means SC is one of the most crime-ridden states in the nation.

    • Replies: @Mr McKenna
  23. Oh, I just remembered, I also had ancestors high up in the Court of St James. I need to ask some SJW what this means. And what is to be done.

    In 2013, geneticists Peter Ralph and Graham Coop showed that all Europeans are descended from exactly the same people. Basically, everyone alive in the ninth century who left descendants is the ancestor of every living European today, including Charlemagne, Drogo, Pippin and Hugh.

    https://www.theguardian.com/science/commentisfree/2015/may/24/business-genetic-ancestry-charlemagne-adam-rutherford

    That Drogo, he was a piece of work. Into the salt mines, whitey!

    • Replies: @Father O'Hara
  24. Anonymous[430] • Disclaimer says:

    Black family on a toot at Disneyland after getting their reparations check.

    https://youtu.be/I7gtoLmHd5w

    • Replies: @Moses
  25. Mitch should be ashamed.

    They only owned fourteen.

    • Replies: @Jasper Been
  26. Hail says: • Website

    And now this:

    A Kamala Harris ancestor owned many slaves in Jamaica. The name is Hamilton Brown, said to be the “founder of Brown’s Town.”

    Kamala’s father’s father’s mother went by the name Miss Chrishy. Birth name: Christina Brown. Descendant of Hamilton Brown (1776-1843), Jamaican slave owner.

    This information from Kamala’s dad’s genealogy, which it looks like he provided to the media.

    • Replies: @Paul
  27. @Mr McKenna

    This actually got me to thinking. This map is five years old now.

    Not that long ago, Alaska, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Kansas, Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, Indiana, and Pennsylvania were all reliably red states. Even New Hampshire and Maine, to some extent.

    It’s not hard to see where this is headed. And, apologies for stating the obvious but so many people remain in denial. If it weren’t for Hart-Celler this might have taken a century or more, and it would have been a much better century.

    • Agree: Ibound1
  28. Anon[152] • Disclaimer says:

    OT

    Black men don’t like black women’s hair? Who knew?

    Chris Brown Responds To Critics Of His “Only F*ck Black Girls With Nice Hair” Lyric
    https://madamenoire.com/1080252/chris-brown-black-girls-nice-hair/

    Last week, Brown released a new album Indigo. And one of them has caused the already controversial singer to catch a bit of backlash.

    His song “Need A Stack,” features a line that people are calling antiBlack. In the song, Brown sings, “Only wanna f*ck Black b*tches with the nice hair.”

    The lyric sparked a lot of ire among Black women online, some who are fans of the singer and others who aren’t.

    So, I’ve been a Chris Brown fan for atleast half of my life. IN HIS RECENT SONG FROM HIS ALBUM (Need A Stack) he said “I only fuck the black bitches with the nice hair” and I just wanted to know, what is nice hair..? pic.twitter.com/4v5XDNFKNK

    — YT: KECHI KAYJ 💅🏾 (@KechiKJay) June 28, 2019

    Chris Brown said “only fuck with black bitches with nice hair” .. so fucking ignorant 🙄🙄🙄. No surprise though!!! I’m so tired of Black Men spreading their colorist hate. So Exhausting. Probably shouldn’t insult your core fan base.

    — Kaycuddles (@MissRadiant16) June 29, 2019

    I swear I feel like Chris Brown did that black bitches nice hair line knowing it’d get attention. Especially since he didn’t clarify what he meant by “nice”. He can finesse his way out of the slander

    — A BOY IS A GUN (@DizzyHendrixx) July 1, 2019

    Pkay I love Chris Brown & Imma still love him after this BUT… the issue with him saying that he only hits black girls with nice hair is the fact that we go through life everyday & everywhere being criticized for who we are & sometimes they attack out hair..

    — 🌸 (@_beautynavy) July 1, 2019

    CB: “only fuck bitches with nice hair”

    CB stans: WHAT!? THAT IS IT! THIS IS WHERE WE DRAW THE LINE. HOW DARE HE ONLY FOCUS ON HAIR. https://t.co/A3mN8UOITJ

    — dumbest pup (@sngjnne) July 1, 2019

    The Ugly Problem With Chris Brown’s ‘Nice Hair’ Lyrics
    https://hellobeautiful.com/3052785/the-ugly-problem-with-chris-browns-good-hair-lyrics/
    Shamika Sanders, Sr. Entertainment Editor
    Posted July 2, 2019

    As I continue to grow as a woman and my understanding of beauty standards reaches profound depths, his latest stunt is shameful. Especially when much of his fan base is Black women without “good hair” who forgave him.

    The “good hair” conversation is old and tired, but unfortunately, it’s a reality whether people like to acknowledge it or not. And most of the time, we rather not acknowledge it because for those who don’t fit into the category (myself included) it’s painful. And for that very reason, I decided I was going to cut off my emotions and tap out of the “good hair” convo to spare what sanity I had left after a week of social media buffoonery. Yet, here I am.

    But where there’s a “good hair” fire, there’s colorism smoke and a plethora of misguided “pick me” women and men who think 4c [maximally kinky on the 10-step kinkiness scale] girls are just in our feelings or that Chris Brown or any other colorist’s comments don’t apply to them. To men, it’s just “preference.” It is absolutely OK to be attracted to to different people for your specific reasons. However, when the basis of your preference is rooted in beauty standards defined by European features, you are no longer in the land of preference, but tap dancing on the plantation. The closer to White, the closer to right. And given Chris Brown’s dating history (Karrueche and Karrueche 2), he clearly has a type. And that type doesn’t include 4c or dark skin women.

    Outspoke Love & Hip Hop Atlanta star Tokyo Vanity exposed Brown on Instagram accusing the singer of discriminating against dark skin women. “When we was in the club in Miami and in the club in LA, b*tch in your section your rules was ‘No darkies.’

    If we continue to perpetuate these beauty standards created by our oppressors, we will not grow as a community to a place where colorism is just a conversation versus an overwhelming feeling of not being good enough for even our own people.

  29. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @Tiny Duck

    Oh, canard of size challengement,

    My great great grandparents owned slaves. I am a white I absolutely support reparations! I absolutely do *NOT* support our state bitch, Mitch.

    My great great grandparents, exccpt maybe for one, weren’t even in the US when slavery was a thing but I support reparations too.

    But….

    Reparation
    Separation

    This, I tell you brother
    You can’t have one without the other!

    No, sir.

  30. Precious says:

    This is actually great news. This means McConnell, the senator most responsible for ramming through every Trump appointed federal judge, is now the most thoroughly vetted US senator in American history. No other senator has ever required anyone to dig back 200 years just to find dirt.

  31. guest says:

    We care if this brings the issue close to Yertle the Turtle’s home why?

    Find descendents of the family’s slaves and sue Mitch for whatever you think applies. Leave us out of it.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  32. The simplified graphic in that NBC news story online, by Nigel Chiwaya, makes it look like McConnell had only two ancestors in the great-great-grand generation, both of whom were slaveowners, rather than sixteen. But for the pesky intervening generations, why, Mitch McConnell is practically the child of two slaveowners. People aren’t terribly numerate, in general. Some will fall for it, at the subliminal level. Others will find reasons to behave as if it were so.

    • Replies: @Unladen Swallow
  33. Paul says:
    @Hail

    Regarding reparations, when is Kamala going to pay up? Will Willie Brown be receiving a check, or has he already received payment-in-kind?

  34. guest says:
    @Anonymous

    This is another one of them Gaps. The Holocaust Knowledge Gap.

    Farther away we get from the event and the intensity of propaganda surrounding it, especially in the 60s-90s, the fewer people care. But the Holocaust Industry ™ must continue to profit, so they’ll use lack of interest as a lever with which to extract more money. Their educational efforts won’t make kids care, but that’s all the more cause for further gibs.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  35. Lot says:
    @SFG

    Better watch out, the Ever Victorious Army now has one final mission.

    • LOL: Redneck farmer
  36. @Anonymous

    millenials never heard about the 600 gogotrillion.

  37. Mr. Anon says:
    @Federalist

    It would make sense for immigration to drive blacks away from the Democrat Party since immigration is bad for blacks. But it never works out that way.

    If they especially cared about things that are bad for them, they wouldn’t do a lot of the things they do.

    • Agree: Gordo
    • LOL: Sextus Empiricus
    • Replies: @Aft
  38. Daniel H says:

    Mc Connell is a cuck. He is the enemy. That bad things happen to him makes me feel good.

  39. Mr. Anon says:
    @Mr McKenna

    Pretty soon, Texas will turn grey and Florida will turn blue.

  40. Anonymous[174] • Disclaimer says:
    @Federalist

    But it never works out that way.

    Precisely because, rhetorically and symbolically at least, the Democrats make a big holy fuss about blacks. In WALK, Democrats hope to replace blacks in many parts with less violent immigrants. But in TALK, Democrats have to convince blacks that they matter most. And blacks are made to feel that immigrant-boost to the Democratic Party will mean a boost to black power. Blacks are dumb enough to believe this. The real effect in the long run is something like California where blacks lost lots of power.

    People like Obama and Harris talk the talk but they are tokens.

  41. Is this just a trap laid for kuh-MAA-luh?

    https://medium.com/@politicspeach/kamala-harris-jamaican-family-were-slave-owners-her-policies-as-ag-were-no-different-neverkamala-55eb89beef72

    I suspect Goddess Lakshmi’s forbearers owned far more black bodies that Great-Great-Great-(aw, who’s counting) Pater McConnell.

    My great-grandfather came here from “Germany” (before it was really Germany) fleeing religious persecution in the 1880s. In four generations our family went from Alabama dirt farmers to Ph.D’s and CEOs and WWII Vets and Sheriff’s Deputies and M.D.s and small business owners. What does slavery have to do with us?! Reparations for what?!

  42. Hail says: • Website
    @Hail

    Reg Caesar’s anagramination game (reveal some aspect of a person’s identity/personality thru anagraming the person’s name):

    Corky Siemaszko

    Yack, oozes smirk.
    Kicks, oozy smear.

  43. OT
    Real life butt kicking babe:

    Chesterfield family fends off naked intruder who claimed to be the devil

    … the woman, who had a blue ponytail, broke into the basement around 10:30 p.m. on July 4. The family said she was laughing menacingly and refused to leave.

    “She looked possessed, her eyes were completely black, like saucers, and she was laughing like it was a joke,”

    Lewis said the woman aggressively charged at him with superhuman strength.

    “She was not stopping,” he said. “She had the strength of four grown men.”

    When he ran out of bullets, Lewis began throwing furniture at her. His wife and children eventually jumped in and attempted to stop the woman. The intruder didn’t stop until one of the children, the Lewis’ 12-year-old son Logan, shoved a wrench into her neck.

    The Lewis family left with bruises and bite marks.

    • LOL: Kyle
  44. Anonymous[174] • Disclaimer says:
    @guest

    Add some homo colors to the Camps. They seem to bestow magic on everything these days.

  45. Daniel H says:
    @Mr McKenna

    If it weren’t for Hart-Celler this might have taken a century or more, and it would have been a much better century.

    Enough blaming Hart-Celler. The baleful effects of our immigration laws have been readily apparent since the 1980s. Only a cuck, coward or one in total denial failed to notice and speak up over these past 3 decades. Much could have been done to change the laws over these past 3 decades and yet NOTHING has been done. It is now, late in the game, getting to be very late, and still NOTHING is being done. Might it be that we deserve to lose our nation because we didn’t have the merest manly courage to fight for it?

  46. Goatweed says:

    Reparations were extracted from the South during the 12 year occupation following the Civil War.

  47. Ibound1 says:

    How many Americans are descended from persons who were peasants under feudal lords in the Middle Ages? Those Normans really oppressed us.

    And Warren is a French Norman name!

    This might be hitting close to home.

  48. Many of the white men who founded the United States owned slaves, killed redskins and fought duels because they were high-testosterone badasses. And they usually had no trouble finding white women who wanted to marry them and bear their children. (Despite all the feminist propaganda about women’s moral equality with men, we don’t hear condemnations of white women’s role in enabling the allegedly bad things our white forefathers did to make this country habitable for our kind.)

    These guys put today’s soft, tame, often women-repelling white American men to shame. I have to wonder how many of these men have joined the social-justice movement out of a sense of their own inadequacies and their feelings of envy for the objectively superior men in the past.

    • Replies: @William Badwhite
  49. @Anon

    Is there any way on God’s earth we honkies can avoid such intra-negroid antics?

    • Replies: @Mr McKenna
  50. Anon7 says:

    Prediction: the reparations bill will require that everyone in America be subjected to a thorough genealogy search. Slave owners will be identified, their descendants found, let the payments be collected and disbursed!

    This of course is a separate payment from the Collective Guilt assessment, which the Usual Suspects will pay.

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
  51. guest says:
    @Hail

    I presume this is the brother of 80s-90s teen movie actor Casey Siemaszko?

    https://www.bing.com/th?id=OIP.BmgAAYrzJexA3KJTSwy3kgHaI7&pid=Api&dpr=1.5

    • Replies: @Hapalong Cassidy
  52. Lugash says:

    Late breaking noose Mr. Sailer. Noose.

  53. guest says:
    @Hail

    Lest I forget, also brother to the far more interesting (to me) Red Shoe Diaries actress Nina Siemaszko.

  54. My great-great-great-great grandfather probably sold those slaves to Mitch’s family, and, since he was just the middle man, no, they’re not getting their money back, and if the #ADOS types want some money, they can ask the West African descendants of the guys who sold their ancestors into slavery to make them whole.

    • Replies: @teo toon
  55. Wilkey says:

    It gets even worse. The great-grandfather of Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) was John D. Lee, the leader of the Mountain Meadows Massacre.

    Of course the MSM never much mentions that. I imagine they’ll suddenly discover the fact soon after Senator Tom Lee (D-New Mexico) either retires or faces a serious challenger from his left.

    Also I wonder how many slaves the great-great grandparents of Al Gore, Jimmy Carter, Lyndon Johnson, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama owned.

    • Replies: @Twodees Partain
  56. @BenKenobi

    He probably thought Bergen-Belsen was a brand of expensive imported beer.

  57. @Daniel H

    The commentariat here includes some very intelligent, perceptive, and productive people. I’m quite sure that I’m not the only one who was published on this topic as far back as 1990, or before. However, it made little difference–if any–and moreover the limits of what would be allowed a wide circulation were every bit as strict then as now.

    Quite possibly the strictures were stronger then because there was no internet, exposing sites like this one to the view of anyone interested. Your vitriol would be more accurately aimed at those who held–and still hold–a stranglehold upon the flow of information to the masses. We call them the MSM.

    • Replies: @Daniel H
  58. @San Fernando Curt

    If only there were. Certainly not in the USA.

    the fact that we go through life everyday & everywhere being criticized for who we are

    Right? This just happens all the time to black people. They really believe this.

    • Replies: @Mr McKenna
    , @Cloudbuster
  59. Let’s admit that they couldn’t have gone after a more deserving guy. McConnell’s a reliable GOP establishment hack and utterly useless on reigning in the dispossesion of Americans. (Not a cheerleader like Ryan, but useless.) Getting slapped around a bit by the minoritarian goon squad he’s failed to stand up to for 30+ … just desserts.

    If McConnell would look around, find where he left his testacles and strap them back on, this could actually be a teachable moment.

    Say a statement like:
    “Some of my ancestors apparently owned some slaves.”

    “Unfortunately people always try to get labor on the cheap and slavery has been a common practice in human societies for thousands of years–since the dawn of agriculture. And unfortunately our ancestors brought it to America as well.”

    “However African-Americans are not the victims of slavery, but rather its beneficiaries. Slavery took their ancestors out of Africa and to America. This is a huge benefit to them today. Millions–hundreds of millions!–of Africans would like to get here right now, would gladly change places with African-Americans.”

    “We can’t change the past. What we can do is make the present and future better.”
    “The number one thing we can do for black Americans–actually all Americans–is to stop mass immigration. To cutoff the endless supply of labor that undercuts the employment, wages and savings of Americans, drives up the price of housing, and crowds our cities, our schools, our highways.”

    “Let’s work together to make a better future for all Americans and their posterity by ending–once and for all–this “nation of immigrants” nonsense, saving our jobs, our land, everything our ancestors sacrificed for and built, to maintain a free and prosperous nation for ourselves, our children and American generations yet to come.”

  60. nebulafox says:

    Why is everybody so upset? Yeah, SJWs, but McConnell is exactly the kind of donor-fellating turd that epitomizes everything wrong with the modern GOP. Save your sympathy for people who actually deserve it.

  61. @PiltdownMan

    Of all the media conglomerates NBC/Universal is most left wing of a left wing bunch. They lead the media disinformation campaign on the Trayvon Martin case, they run all kinds of diversity uber alles commercials consistently, they run MSNBC, no surprise they are actively trying to help the Democrats.

  62. El Dato says:
    @Anonymous

    “Blacks” have no power. They are just used to get votes (via hot-button issues) or as dollar-funnelling utility for special interest groups and as “softener” to pave the way to the Eternally Pliant Proletariat.

    There will be no reparations. The “reparations” idea is on the same level as the idea of putting differently abled people on Mars because freedoms.

  63. @anon

    SPOILER ALERT!!!

    My great-great granddaddy Joseph killed Denzel Washington’s character from the film “Glory”.

  64. El Dato says:
    @Hippopotamusdrome

    These are the end times.

    I hope the Vatican is on the case. Stop with the child grooming and self-abasement and get real work in!

    “She was not stopping,” he said. “She had the strength of four grown men.”

    More like the strength of four young adults.

  65. @Sextus Empiricus

    Not to stereotype, but one of your family members probably required blacks to work for less than whites, or something, cracker!

    • Replies: @Sextus Empiricus
  66. Ibound1 says:
    @Anonymous

    How many millennials can name Normandy as the site of the D-Day landings? How many can name Midway as the turning point in the Pacific War? How many millennials can name Eisenhower as the general that led the Western Allies? I doubt it’s 1/2. I doubt it’s even 1/4. Who really cares if they can name a concentration camp? Do they know about the Bataan death march?

    Hell, I hope they know who George Washington was.

    • Replies: @CCZ
    , @El Dato
    , @RVBlake
  67. Anonymous[492] • Disclaimer says:
    @AnotherDad

    Great post.

  68. @Anon7

    Prediction: the reparations bill will require that everyone in America be subjected to a thorough genealogy search. Slave owners will be identified, their descendants found, let the payments be collected and disbursed!

    To do this, they will be put into special processing facilities and tatooed to make the processing more efficient.

    • Replies: @Anon7
  69. @Gary in Gramercy

    He probably thought Bergen-Belsen was a brand of expensive imported beer.

    So, you’re telling us there’s no Belsen Golden?

  70. CCZ says:
    @Ibound1

    Hell, I hope they know who George Washington was.

    They do, but only because “he owned slaves”!!

    • Agree: Mr McKenna
  71. @AnotherDad

    That’s the speech rational early-1960s America might listen to, possibly accept. Then the Southern Democrats turned the dogs and firehoses on black Americans and immediately coverted a sizeable number of white Americans into the witch hunt that is now tearing America apart. If McConnell gave this speech now, they would literally burn him at the stake on the Capitol steps.

    • Replies: @ben tillman
  72. Logan says:
    @Foreign Expert

    On which side? 🙂

    I have ancestors who were abolitionists and others who owned slaves. Some fought in the War to defend slavery and others to end it. Do they cancel out?

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  73. Logan says:
    @Hippopotamusdrome

    The intruder claimed to be the devil and attacked the family, prompting the homeowner to fire 39 rounds.

    Apparently missing with all.

    He really, really needs some range time.

    • Replies: @Cloudbuster
  74. El Dato says:

    Have soem Frank Miller

    • Replies: @bomag
  75. @Tiny Duck

    Are you white? If so, you’ve benefited from slavery whether you want to admit it or not.

    a) You (claiming to be white) appear to have been driven to an insane antipathy by slavery.
    b) Slavery pretty much destroyed society in the American southeast. The society depended on a single crop which, as it turned out, could be grown in several other places (e.g. Egypt) and specialized so thoroughly in making slave revolts unlikely to succeed that it hardly did anything other than fight or prepare to fight — something like ancient Sparta in that respect. When challenged by the rest of the United States, the South responded as if to a series of slave revolt, and lost heavily. Once could say without exaggeration that slavery killed the South, and that has been said often.
    c) Your post amounts to a Lincoln quote:

    Yet, if God wills that it continue until all the wealth piled by the bondsman’s two hundred and fifty years of unrequited toil shall be sunk, and until every drop of blood drawn with the lash shall be paid by another drawn with the sword, as was said three thousand years ago, so still it must be said ‘the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether’

    A. Lincoln, Second Inaugural Address
    and your post is the New England derived fanaticism I’ve mentioned elsewhere.
    Last time around took killed about 0.6 million troops (including losses to disease) and an unknown but large number of civilians (including slaves). How many do you expect to kill this time around?

    Counterinsurgency

  76. @Mr McKenna

    Then I find this! Negroes in Disneyland.

    Enjoy it quick, before YouTube takes it down!

    From the comments: “If you wanted security to show up,
    all you had to do was light up a cigarette.”

  77. Aft says:

    And most blacks’ 9th cousins are living in abject poverty in countries with average happiness scores around 4, or basically better than everyone but the homeless and mentally ill in the US is.

    Reverse reparations should be paid for the enhanced quality of life they and their ancestors have had the pleasure of enjoying in America versus what they would be experiencing in Africa right now.

  78. @anon

    Research the family history of any 10 Left/Progressive leaders in politics or media.
    Their ancestors were slave owners, industrial sweatshop owners, Brahmins ruling over Untouchables, African tribal leaders raping and killing their enemies, cannibal Aztecs, natives practicing torture, etc. etc.

    Excellent point. Nobody seems to be looking at reality. Politics as it now stands is a kind of theology, with ancestral curses (“Adam and Eve ate the apple, they aren’t in Eden any more and their descendants are cursed” is much like “X’s remote ancestor owned slaves in the American Southeast; X is cursed”).

    Who died and made the politicians gods, or even weakly god-like beings? Where did they get the authority to talk about curses? Weinstein had much authority, but when the reality of Weinstein was revealed, his authority was destroyed. This should be the general reaction to such megalomaniacal assumption of strongly god-like power by what are, in fact, human politicians.

    And perhaps it will be, as Trump appears to be finally moving against the Swamp, starting with Epstein. Trump and the information flow on the Internet may fundamentally change things, and I very sincerely hope that they will be changed with a minimum of collateral damage.

    Counterinsurgency

    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
  79. bomag says:
    @Anonymous

    Apparently, the US is one big concentration camp, so they can name that one.

  80. Aft says:
    @AnotherDad

    “However African-Americans are not the victims of slavery, but rather its beneficiaries. Slavery took their ancestors out of Africa and to America. This is a huge benefit to them today. Millions–hundreds of millions!–of Africans would like to get here right now, would gladly change places with African-Americans.”

    Which is why we are announcing reparations of $5,000 per year for anyone who wants to move back to Africa. You will instantly have 2.5x the average per capita GDP of the average Nigerian and be able to live a solidly middle to upper class life in Africa. This includes early release from prison if taken to leave the country.

    This program will also save taxpayers a fortune, given that according to some sources “Even when all military spending is assigned to whites, blacks on net cost the government $7,700 per person per year. Black lives have a deep fiscal impact.”

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  81. Aft says:
    @Mr. Anon

    Immigration brings more needy Low-IQ minorities which enhances the political power of blacks. Not hard to see.

    If I had a dollar for everytime someone claimed people don’t vote their own interests….

    • Replies: @bomag
  82. bomag says:
    @Mr McKenna

    That’s what you get from a lack of reparations. Apparently.

  83. @Daniel H

    Toynbee supposedly pointed out that historical phenomena sometimes get worse and worse and then suddenly vanish.

    The pre-1860 South was like that. Towards the end, when soil was well towards exhaustion and there were no more new lands suitable for growing tropical crops, the South was supporting Slavery (capital S because here used as the name of an institution) more than Slavery was supporting the South.

    Just before the Persian invasion, Athens built a Navy that saved it, and later was the foundation of the Athenian Empire. In those days, galley rowers were free and paid, a silver piece each day. Only free rowers were effective in the ships of the day, and using slaves or prisoners produced naval ships that were ineffective in combat. At that point, the Navy was supporting Athens.
    In the last days of Athens (time of Alexander the Great) much of the population was very poor, and dependent on pay as rowers for their long term livelihood. By this time, several strategic catastrophes had resulting in freeing slaves to man ships in order to have any Navy at all, and the rowers gradually became poor and unable to do much beyond rowing Poor or not, they were citizens, and could vote. And they voted for Naval action because it was their sole source of income.
    And along come Alexander the Great, who conquers the known world, dies, and leaves several very experienced generals who split up his empire. Athens revolts, puts out a fleet of professional rowers, and runs smack into a Naval fleet several times its size, manned by highly experienced killers and skilled sailors. This had happened before (starting with the Persians) and the Athenians had always engaged and frequently won such actions. _This_ time the Athenian fleet surrendered. I think it was a combination of the rowers saying “They’re not paying me enough for this” and the officers thinking “This rower driven farce has gone far enough.” The victorious fleet moved the entire population of rowers (they lived in one part of Athens) to the back of beyond (Thrace) and Athens settled down to be a university town until, centuries later, some German barbarians effectively destroyed it.
    Stuff that can’t go on, doesn’t, and you can never predict how or when it will fail. It _always_ looks invincible when it’s at its most vulnerable (“Cotton is King!”).
    Right now, we have a dominance of non-productive cities (led by New York City and the New Englanders) that is as bad or worse than the dominance of Paris over France before the French Revolution, or the dominance of Rome over the Roman Empire (Rome took up a very large chunk of Imperial money, but produced no troops, and its population wasn’t even very ethnically Roman). The various minority groups are being imported to provide a pretext for funding the cities with tax money and other forms of political power (e.g. the 2008 funding of “wall street over main street” was money given to financial entities that were taxed by cities). This dominance has impoverished the rural areas, and it is doing what’s technically called “the damn-damn” to the rest of the world. Trump is the first stage in an end to this dominance.

    No, I don’t know what will happen after Trump — we’re starting into a singularity. Such things can be handled well (e.g. end of the USSR which impoverished multitudes instead of killing multitudes) or poorly (the end of Royal France). It would take a weakly god-like entity to tell which, and I’m not one — nor is anybody else.

    Counterinsurgency

    • Replies: @JMcG
    , @bomag
    , @Hunsdon
  84. bomag says:
    @El Dato

    Nice. From Give Me Liberty.

    Still looked like an over-the-top PC influenced comic, from what I saw: grrrl power; POC good, White man bad; Liberal good, Conservative bad; etc.

  85. Do y’all remember Ben Hur, the movie? Charleton Heston was in it, I think, as he was in all the old movies. Remember those poor slaves in the galley of that boat rowing like hell?

    Yeah, well one of the guys whipping the crap out of them to get the boat up on the step was a distant relative of mine. It’s just the one guy, so I don’t owe that much, but fair is fair. I think if we all confessed like I have via either unz.com or twitter it would make race relations good again.

    I worked it out, and my reparations-receivable comes to about the change that I have in the ashtray of my truck. I wanted to send it in to Al Sharpton to be disbursed fairly, but, well, I just don’t trust that negro.

    • Replies: @HammerJack
  86. @Anonymous

    Ironically?

    Pretty sure they’re supposed to foot all the bills.

  87. bomag says:
    @Aft

    Immigration brings more needy Low-IQ minorities which enhances the political power of blacks.

    I don’t see it. Looks like a direct dilution of Black political power when you have to share it with needy immigrant groups.

    • Replies: @Aft
    , @Questore
  88. Daniel H says:
    @Mr McKenna

    Your vitriol would be more accurately aimed at those who held–and still hold–a stranglehold upon the flow of information to the masses. We call them the MSM.

    No. The battle starts on the bar stool. The sofa in front of the television. The cafeteria at work. In congress with dear friends. On your Facebook page. One hundred little places. I know cowardice when I see it. Lots of cowardice out there. Trust me (trust you) we know. But the time is late. Where are you going to run to?

    • Replies: @Mr McKenna
  89. @guest

    You’re next. Also, you were previous. This doesn’t end until we beat it.

    • Replies: @guest
  90. @anon

    You’re the one hitting yourself, not them. What’re you gonna do about it, twerp?

  91. @Mr McKenna

    The reality of the year 2019 versus the expectation:

    • Agree: jim jones
  92. guest says:
    @Desiderius

    True. Though I’m fairly certain my forefathers didn’t own slaves in this country (they settled in Minnesota in the mid-19th century), some of them must have somewhere going back through time. If even one was black, game over.

  93. @Federalist

    Never is a long time. Willie Mays’ middle name was Howard. These things don’t last forever.

  94. Moses says:
    @Federalist

    Logic got nuttin’ to do with it.

  95. @Anonymous

    since half of millennials can’t name a single Nazi concentration camp

    ? This is the news?

  96. Moses says:
    @anon

    You forget “who/whom.”

    That’s all that matters in a “diverse” society.

    White people bad. Not White people good.

  97. Moses says:
    @Anonymous

    I saw the headline and my first thought was “Must be Blacks,”

    Checked the vid and yep, Blacks.

    Structural racism no doubt. They know not what they do.

    Diversity is our greatest strength.

  98. Realist says:
    @Tiny Duck

    The stupidity of bringing blacks to this continent has cost whites trillions of dollars.

    • Agree: HammerJack
  99. @guest

    He had a sister in acting as well. She was in a deleted scene in “Reservoir Dogs”, which had it stayed in would have been the only female speaking role in that film.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  100. JimB says:

    Mitch McConnell is 6.25% related to somebody who lived 160 years ago and owned 14 slaves. Wow, that’s so close to home I’m surprised Mitch doesn’t visit more often.

  101. Since gay privilege trumps all other privileges, McConnell should crush them with the statement that his great….. was sometimes gay.

    And we’ll all feel gay……

  102. Meet the Press

    Did they say if any or all of the 14 slaves got their 40 Acres and a Mule? Or did they leave that part out? This happened, like, last week or something, right? Shouldn’t be hard to figure out.

    • LOL: bomag
  103. jim jones says:
    @Mr McKenna

    Man, talk about Steatopygia

  104. @Hapalong Cassidy

    There are only a handful of plays for an all male cast, such as The Caine Mutiny Court Martial, which makes it good for a boy’s high school.

    While “Reservoir Dogs” is too filthy in language for a boy’s high school, it has been put on as a play by theater groups. To his credit, Tarantino lets small time theater companies do what they want with his script.

  105. @Patrick in SC

    We literally had child drag queens and post partum abortions explode on the scene outta nowhere in the last two years and we’ve still got Giant Brains like you insisting “just a few crazies…not a big deal”.

    The inability of the Boomer to recognize a danger never fails to amaze.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  106. Anon[152] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    World Jewish Congress wants to ‘make Holocaust education mandatory in every school in US’ since half of millennials can’t name a single Nazi concentration camp.

    It’s not quite the same thing, but in Asia after the war the Chinese and the Koreans instituted what I call “hate education,” in which the Japanese are vilified. As a result it takes just the slightest provocation to get Chinese or Koreans rioting and looting Japanese businesses.

    Japan’s education is vaguer on the war and pre war. You could say that’s because they were the bad guys, but … well, let’s just say that the winners write the history.

    As a result, Japanese people are to a surprising extent geniuinely peaceful and freiendly towards their Asian neighbors.

    There is a lot to be said for just forgetting. As George Santayana said, “Those who cannot remember the past are blessedly free of bitterness and feelings of revenge.” (That might not be the exact quote, but more or less.}

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  107. Anon[152] • Disclaimer says:
    @Steve Sailer

    I just rewatched “Z,” full Criterion version on YouTube, after half a century. Pretty much no chicks in the flick: The ones that are there are obvious afterthoughts. Great movie. YouTube has the Oscar presentation from a Clint Eastwood who had to be in his 20s. Clint Eastwood used to be a young kid. I’m trying to wrap my head around that.

  108. @Mr McKenna

    The Amnesty act of 1986 followed by the Immigration Act of 1990 were fate more destructive than the Hart-Celler Immigration Act of 1965

    From 1966-1986 the United States granted 400,000 green cards per year and no H1b visas. From 1991 – 2001 we issued 900,000 green cards each year and issued 120,000 work visas each year.

    A return to Hart-Celler would result in the elimination of the diversity visa, the elimination of the H1b visa program and green cards would be capped at 450,000 per year. not a single politician is advocating for such a reduction of green cards or an elimination of the h2b visa program. But a return to Hart-Celler would be an awesome achievement, much better than building a wall.

    • Replies: @istevefan
  109. RVBlake says:
    @Ibound1

    These are the people getting their history lesson from Netflix and Steven Spielberg.

  110. The goal is to make every white American child feel like a nazi slave-owner on trial at Nuremberg.

  111. @Achmed E. Newman

    On that same topic, imagine if the (principally Anglo-American) Allies hadn’t bothered to defeat the Nazis in WWII? Where would our vaunted Ruling Class be today? Daresay they owe us a few trillion for that alone, or perhaps at least to stop using their might to erase us from history?

  112. @Gary in Gramercy

    But lost interest in the brand as soon as he found out it wasn’t sold in 40s.

  113. Brutusale says:
    @Anonymous

    Everything I know about the Holocaust I learned from the Sex Pistols!

  114. @Canadian Observer

    Corollary of Steve’s Butterknife: always interesting to see what Steve stubbornly refuses to discuss and instead pounds out an 888 screed about Asian test scores for the umpteenth time.

  115. @Anon

    Didnt Chris Brown put Rihanna in the hospital and then it was promptly memory holed so he could continue pumping out his degeneracy?

    • Replies: @Father O'Hara
  116. Aft says:
    @bomag

    There is a reason they flipped the monkier to the anachronistic “people of color” that hadn’t been used for decades. All it takes is a coalition of 51% to legally rape and pillage and steal from the productive majority.

    If we imported a load of Brits, would this be “bad” for white Americans? Would we worry about “sharing” our political power with people likely to be aligned on most issues–no, we’d celebrate having more IQ 100s similar to ourselves.

    The influx of Hispanics is the only reason there’s the ability to pull together such a far-left handout-based platform. Reparations, open borders, AA, it’s all one coherent cluster of interests.

  117. peterike says:
    @Gary in Gramercy

    He probably thought Bergen-Belsen was a brand of expensive imported beer.

    Belsen was a gas!

  118. anon[193] • Disclaimer says:

    Typical slave-holder James McConnell. He was also opposed to the idea of reparations. Just like his gg-grandson.

    https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ7Nln9gTDS7v1rfq4hNWBdpRc-thfLipn421EORf6XcTAG1sETSw

    .

  119. Anonymous[722] • Disclaimer says:
    @Aft

    “Even when all military spending is assigned to whites, blacks on net cost the government $7,700 per person per year. Black lives have a deep fiscal impact.”

    Source?

  120. anon[193] • Disclaimer says:

    Reparations 14:18
    The Person of Color is long-suffering, and of great mercy, forgiving iniquity and transgression, and by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the sons to the third and fourth generation.

  121. Anonymous[722] • Disclaimer says:
    @Logan

    I have ancestors who were abolitionists and others who owned slaves. Some fought in the War to defend slavery and others to end it. Do they cancel out?

    You owe reparations to Southerners for invading their homeland, destroying their property, and killing their people.

    • Replies: @Logan
    , @Hippopotamusdrome
  122. @Counterinsurgency

    ” Trump appears to be finally moving against the Swamp, starting with Epstein”

    Over on Woke twitter they are all convinced that This Is The Scandal That Will Finally Bring Down Trump.

    • Replies: @Counterinsurgency
  123. JMcG says:
    @Counterinsurgency

    This gentleman needs a gold box.

  124. bomag says:
    @Counterinsurgency

    Interesting.

    Right now, we have a dominance of non-productive cities (led by New York City and the New Englanders) that is as bad or worse than…

    But it has always been such. Cities are supported by trade and tribute from their surroundings; today the surroundings are global, so NY et al don’t need to care about the locals who made them what they are today.

    • Replies: @Counterinsurgency
  125. Mitch McConnell is a treasonous rat who pushes mass legal immigration and illegal immigration.

    Mitch McConnell must be removed from the US Senate.

    Any GOP US Senate candidate who does not call for the immediate removal of Mitch McConnell from the US Senate must be defeated in the primaries.

    Mitch McConnell voted for Ronald Reagan’s 1986 AMNESTY for ILLEGAL ALIEN INVADERS.

    Ronald Reagan’s 1986 AMNESTY for illegal alien invaders and LBJ’s 1965 Immigration Act and George HW Bush’s 1990 Immigration Act killed the GOP in California.

    Mitch McConnell has crawled into bed with shady elements in the Chinese Communist Party. John Derbyshire managed to find a Chinese wife without shady ties to the Chinese Communist Party and she goes spelunking with the Long Island Hole digger in a one piece bathing suit — I saw a picture of it with Derbyshire and his Limey legs too. The English and the Chinese get very informal when they are spelunking in the USA — it’s true!

    Tweets from 2015:

  126. Yngvar says:

    My standard reply is “If I had been there I would have put a stop to it”. That ends the discussion, they can’t fault an objectively decent guy like me.

  127. @Anonymous

    “Who talks about ending immigration as reparations for Indians who were wiped by immigration waves from the Old World?”

    Ahh, America–the land of immigrants! Natives (red or white–or black)–beware! How soon we forget…and how convenient.

  128. Hhsiii says:
    @Steve Sailer

    That Championship Season.

    Although not exactly high school material, and full of cheap takedowns of small town supposed bigotry and small-mindedness.

  129. Mr. Anon says:
    @Daniel H

    I.e., what you council is doing NOTHING.

  130. @Redneck farmer

    Oh, believe me, I know my family history will in no way excuse me from the crime of being born white. My alleged culpability is not rational or legal – it’s a blood libel, and therefore cannot be discharged, and won’t end with a huge wealth transfer.

  131. @Anonymous

    How many millennials can name a single city sacked by Muslim invaders?

  132. @Gary in Gramercy

    How long do you think some shitlord-owned microbrewery could get away with selling Bergen-Belsen Lager?

  133. @Patrick in SC

    “But then I consider that roughly 80-plus % of the mainstream media comes from this 15-19%”

    You noticed, eh? Alas, the majority of the rest of the population is comatose, so the 15-19% appears to be getting their way. Time to take cover–if it’s at all possible.

  134. @Logan

    It wasn’t his fault! She was moving in bullet time!

  135. @Hippopotamusdrome

    Detectives told the family that the suspect lives nearby and will eventually be charged robbery, breaking and entering and attempted murder. She is currently in the ICU with severe head trauma.

    I give it 50/50 between she’s the crazy and there being a whole different side to this story.

  136. @Mr McKenna

    I’ll start pondering this as soon as I’m done atoning for my White privilege, my toxic masculinity, my heteronormativity, my homophobia and my Islamophobia. But it will be hard for me to wrap my head around everyday & everywhere being criticized for who I am.

  137. @The Alarmist

    That’s the speech rational early-1960s America might listen to, possibly accept. Then the Southern Democrats turned the dogs and firehoses on black Americans and immediately coverted a sizeable number of white Americans into the witch hunt that is now tearing America apart.

    The TV cameras and their owners did that.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  138. Anon7 says:
    @The Alarmist

    Will Google or Amazon win the government contract for tracking these people? IBM won the contract in Germany in the 1930’s.

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
  139. @Steve Sailer

    You can do Damn Yankees very nicely if someone plays Lola in drag

  140. istevefan says:
    @Prodigal son

    The Amnesty act of 1986 followed by the Immigration Act of 1990 were fate more destructive than the Hart-Celler Immigration Act of 1965

    Not really. The 1965 act ended the presumption that America was a White nation in general, and an Anglo Germanic one in particular. The ’86 amnesty and ’90 visa lotto, which was literally designed to make us even more diverse, would never have been enacted if the goal of US immigration policy was to preserve the nation as a White one.

    Of course those who passed the 1965 act assured the nation it would not change the demographics. They of course knew that if they had been bold enough to announce that upfront, the act would not have passed. So they assured everyone that the opponents were bigots, and that our demographics would essentially remain the same.

    But by gutting the previous immigration laws that had been enacted to maintain a White nation, they did set the stage for what has happened this past half century, including the ’86 amnesty and ’90 visa lotto. So much as has changed that today it is considered an affront to want to maintain a White nation.

    We’ve done a complete 180 post the Hart -Cellar Act. We’ve gone from using immigration laws to maintain a White nation, to using those laws to become a non-White one.

  141. Anon7 says:

    Doesn’t The Turtle read the Bible?

    …he does not leave the guilty unpunished; he punishes the children and their children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation.”

    Exodus 34:7

  142. @Daniel H

    Enough blaming Hart-Celler

    Hart-Celler didn’t apply to the Western Hemisphere, anyway. That’s the source of half our problem.

  143. “We owned a few.” That’s what I say, what I taught my children to retort.

    • LOL: Achmed E. Newman
    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  144. teo toon says:
    @The Alarmist

    Were your ancestors some of those (((international traders))) the British so loved to use to sell opium to the Chinese?

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
  145. No Bill of Attainder or ex post facto Law shall be passed.

    I realise big words confound swarthy and awakened people (though they sure figured out what an emolument was quickly) and I realise this yellow paper hasn’t had the force of law for more than a hindred years, but it seems odd not even the “Much Konstitewshun!” crowd ever mention it in this context….

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  146. Travis says:
    @Daniel H

    Democrats began to notice the ill effects of the 1990 immigration act by 1995 when Clinton passed Immigration reform to increase deportations. The Illegal Immigration Reform Act of 1996 made it easier to deport aliens and gave the U.S. Attorney General broad authority to construct barriers along the border between the United States and Mexico…Deportations from 1990-1995 averaged just 50,000 per year. From 1996-2001 deportations averaged 200,000 per year. This was due to the 1996 Immigration Act.

    The 1996 Immigration Act also made it more difficult to obtain green cards. No longer would marriage to an American citizen enable an illegal alien to obtain a green card. Illegal spouses were now deported back to their home country in order to apply for a green card. This actually occurred with my wife in 1998, she was deported a year after we were married because she had over-stayed her original visa. We had to pay a $1,100 fine and re-apply for the green card in her home country and wait another 12 months to obtain her green card. Back in 1997 the fee for a green card application was $1,200. Twenty years later and the fee remains the same. How many other fees are the same today as in 1997 ? The fines for over-staying a visa also remain the same from 21 years ago , yet it is now far easier to escape the fine and apply for hardship. Few spouses today are forced to return to their home nations, unless they are European citizens like my wife.

  147. @anon

    So was one of mine, with the 10th Virginia Cavalry. The 10th never surrendered and he was an unreconstructed rebel for the rest of his life.

  148. “Reparations” is just a pretext for dumping truckloads of tax dollars onto a politically favored group.

    One pretext is as good (meaning bad) as another.

    For instance,

    • “spending more on schools” is merely a pretext for hyper-dumping cash onto the DEM-controlled teachers union.

    • “school choice”, “war against X”, etc are all pretexts for dumping cash onto GOP-controlled, government contractors.

    and on and on.

    “Less government” is a pretext for cutting off the oxygen supply of the leeches.

  149. @Wilkey

    You could probably take Bill Clinton off the list. I have it on good authority that his ancestors were Po’ White Trash all the way back to medieval times.

  150. What kind of pork does McConnell bring home to his district? He’s another one of those lifers in the senate and Congress who are universally hated in the rest of the country.

  151. Anonymous[722] • Disclaimer says:
    @ben tillman

    The TV cameras and their owners did that.

    Yep.

  152. donut says:
    @Mr McKenna

    It’s a new attraction .

  153. J.Ross says:

    For reference, great-great-great grandfathers can easily be “closer to home” when you believe in “third generation Holocaust survivors.”

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  154. FPD72 says:
    @Sextus Empiricus

    Of my four grandparents, one came from a slave-owning family. He left home with $1, a saddleless horse, and the clothes on his back. He drove spikes for railroad expansion and later farmed in Oklahoma. But his parents did leave acreage and a cottage to the son of former slaves, in fulfillment of a promise made to the son’s parents by my great-grandparents.

    I fail to see how I owe anybody anything for slavery. Any wealth created by slaves was effectively destroyed in the War of Northern Aggression, which destroyed not only property but also the currency of the CSA.

  155. @Anon

    Were it not for the stolen labor of his ancestors’ black slaves, McConnell would never have become a senator. He would be living in a red-lined slum selling loosies on the corner, or in prison, or dead.

    Do we know for sure that McConnell has never benefited from inherited money from the side of his family that owned slaves? I am pretty sure that no one in my family ever owned slaves, but I cannot be sure that no one family has never benefited in any way from slavery, even if perhaps in a very indirect way, like attending the University of Virginia.

    Why not have reparations for everyone in the form of improved retirement benefits, or universal health care at reasonable cost?

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @dfordoom
  156. Questore says:
    @bomag

    Oh, but they are “of color”.

  157. Flip says:
    @Sextus Empiricus

    My great-grandfather came here from “Germany” (before it was really Germany) fleeing religious persecution in the 1880s.

    Germany unified in 1871.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
  158. @Anon7

    Doesn’t it make sense to go with the one that has real-world experience?

  159. @Anonymous

    As soon as the tech is ready, the Jews will start cloning Holocaust “survivors”, so that reparations can keep being paid for all eternity. The shekels must flow!

    Also, keep an eye peeled for new, all-Holocaust “Jeopardy!”

    • Replies: @Flip
    , @Jack Hanson
  160. Anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jonathan Mason

    Because the illegals got dibs.

    We’re the largest debtor nation in the history of the world moreover. No close second.

    https://www.usdebtclock.org/

  161. Anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:
    @J.Ross

    ” survivors” means you fled the scene. Leaving Russian, British and American men to die in your place.

    the original refugee tourism, except to Israel of course which prevents asylum and refugee seekers settling through force.

  162. @teo toon

    Nope, good old European Christians.

    What people seem to forget is that this was not only legal commerce, but also not morally reprehensible as slavery has been practised for millenia by many cultures. By most measures, African slaves in the US had it better than most slaves everywhere else throughout history.

    Don’t get me started on the Exodus myth…. Oops … is Exodus-denial a crime?

    • Agree: Charon
    • Replies: @dfordoom
  163. Pirelli says:
    @Anonymous

    The “immigration issue” has shown no sign of driving blacks away from the Democratic Party. In multiple surveys they report stronger open borders sentiment than Hispanics or Asians. It’s utterly illogical, of course, but it’s nonetheless what the numbers are telling us.

  164. Anonymous[124] • Disclaimer says:
    @FPD72

    Any wealth created by slaves was effectively destroyed in the War of Northern Aggression, which destroyed not only property but also the currency of the CSA.

    And for that, descendants of Southerners are owed reparations.

  165. Anonymous[124] • Disclaimer says:
    @Sextus Empiricus

    In four generations our family went from Alabama dirt farmers to Ph.D’s and CEOs and WWII Vets and Sheriff’s Deputies and M.D.s and small business owners. What does slavery have to do with us?! Reparations for what?!

    You and your family have benefited from a system of White privilege.

  166. Anonymous[317] • Disclaimer says:

    Trump has often been compared with Pat Buchanan and David Duke but almost never with Ross Perot. Why is that?

  167. Coemgen says:

    What about hereditary kudos?

    When are those riding the cart going thank those pulling the cart?

  168. @Jack Hanson

    Jack, I don’t think that’s a winning argument against what Patrick from S. Carolina wrote. How many child drag queens, child drag queen fans, and after birth abortionists and abortionees are there? It doesn’t approach Patrick’s 15 – 19%.

    No doubt the times are extremely crazy, though, Jack. We don’t all need to participate. It helps to cut off that cable TV, quit with the silly tweeting, and get a freakin’ life (not directed at you specifically). If your point is that these ctrl-left nutballs will eventually have to be dealt with, yes, I agree.

    • Replies: @Jack Hanson
  169. @Anon

    LOL on that Santayana quote variation.

  170. @Buzz Mohawk

    14 Slaves.
    14 Words.

    I see a pattern, and it is problematic.

  171. @John Henry

    Haha, how about “No, we don’t owe anything. Our plantation ran at a loss … at least that’s what our green eyeshade house boy said, and we’re stickin’ to it!”

    • Replies: @John Henry
  172. Where does Obama stand? His ancestors on his mother’s side were slave owners. If many blacks can trace their white ancestry to couplings with slave owners, do they owe themselves or other blacks money?

  173. @FPD72

    I fail to see how I owe anybody anything for slavery. Any wealth created by slaves was effectively destroyed in the War of Northern Aggression, which destroyed not only property but also the currency of the CSA.

    Not to mention the blatant violation of the takings clause of the Fifth Amendment.

  174. @Autochthon

    Is it possible that the Constitutionalist have give up even trying to bring up points like this after being ignored and even disparaged by supposed conservatives over the last 25 years? You did used to hear people talk about “that law cannot apply retroactively…”, etc. (the ex-post facto part), along with the realization that a law aimed only at specific individuals and/or companies (AMT is a great example) is unconstitutional. Nobody gives a damn now, I suppose, because we’re sick of trying to drill any of these concepts into conservatards’ heads, not to mention the ones who really don’t care, the ctrl-left, as power does not flow out of a yellowed document, per some words of their idol.

    Peak Stupidity remarks on Bills of Attainder in “TBA may be the “death sentence for thousands of women”.

    A “Bill of Attainder” is a law written solely to apply to a certain individual or group. If we didn’t have that pesky Constitution, President Trump could indeed decide that these women are a hindrance to the nation’s well-being and should be terminated with prejudice. Article 1 sets limits on Congress, and Section 9 there prevents a law from being enforced that would single out the “Women’s March”. It’d be the Supreme Court, in fact, that would determine if any certain law was indeed a Bill of Attainder.

    Here, though, these hypocrites want to block a Supreme Court nominee who is too big a defender of the Constitution because of one part that hurts their feeelings! Yeah, how about a “Man’s March against Article 1/Section 9”, ladies? How would that make you feel, knowing we may write up a law just for you ladies? Don’t go babbling on about a “death sentence”, especially if you believe in jinxes.
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  175. @Hippopotamusdrome

    I’d like to see this family square off against the good family Toontown

  176. On the bright side, we can now point out that the sentimental poet and wealthy Jewess Emma Lazarus was descended from rich Jewish slave-owners who owned slaves, which abomination thereby makes the Zeroeth Amendment null and void. Time for all the Guptas and Mehtas, Changs and Chos, to get packing.

    • Replies: @Charon
  177. @advancedatheist

    I have to wonder how many of these men have joined the social-justice movement out of a sense of their own inadequacies and their feelings of envy for the objectively superior men in the past.

    I suspect some of it being SJW’s allows them to feel like they’re fighting for something, albeit in a moronic (they’re too stupid to see they’re fighting to either maintain the status quo or to further enrichen oligarchs) and cowardly (“I will threaten you anonymously via a twitter avatar!”) way.

    SJW’s aren’t the problem, they’re just sheep. The people that run institution are the problem.

  178. @Cloudbuster

    “How many millenials can name a single city sacked by Muslim invaders?”

    Do London and New York count?

  179. @Mr McKenna

    Tell Mich McConnell to pick up his great-great-grandfather’s long lost property at Disneyland.

  180. @Steve Sailer

    You’re missing the point, Steve. If you go to an all-boys’ high school, you put on a play with a big, mixed cast, with lots of show-off roles for boys and lots of vampy parts for girls, so you can get to meet the girls from the local all-girls’ schools. It’s a dating racket for nerds.

    If you’re smart you make it a musical, which prevents the jocks from cutting in on the nerds’ action.

    For the life of me, I don’t know why any self-respecting high school drama club ever does anything else besides “Anything Goes”. Well, you can do “A Midsummernight’s Dream” for fall semester, so that Oberon can date Titania, and Puck gets to date whoever he wants.

  181. Logan says:
    @Anonymous

    But then I’m also owed reparations for having my homeland invaded, my property destroyed and my people killed.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Logan
  182. @Mr McKenna

    In the “liberal” state of Vermont there are probably more moose families than black families.

    In the “liberal” state of Massachusetts blacks are very isolated from whites–lily white suburbs surround the big cities.

    As for Boston, well, blacks _really_ don’t like it there:
    https://fortune.com/2017/12/11/raceahead-why-is-boston-so-racist/

    Watch what they do, not what they say.

    • Replies: @jsm
  183. @bomag

    But it has always been such. Cities are supported by trade and tribute from their surroundings; today the surroundings are global, so NY et al don’t need to care about the locals who made them what they are today.

    Take a look at Levinson’s book _The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger_.

    Just in passing, Levinson mentions that shipping containers made light manufacturing (and cut rate specialty shops) in cities uneconomic.

    How:

    Prior to containers, freighters were loaded “breakbulk”, a technical term meaning that longshoremen used their ingenuity to cram every shipped item they could into the freighter’s hold and then brace it for bad weather using dunnage. A the destination port, the process was reversed. Shipments were fairly small back then, casks, boxes, etc. As you can imagine, load/unload kept the ships in port longer than ships’ owners liked. Moreover, the longshoremen were pretty well paid (while they lasted) since ingenuity was needed to store and brace (or, for that matter, to break the braced bulk of cargo without getting hurt or damaging things), and nobody except the longshoremen much liked that.
    Now, once unloaded, the the cargoes were taken to dockside warehouses (built on expensive city property), where they would be sold individually to city businesses that broke broke down and recombined the bulk imports to consumer goods, or simply bought them at the warehouse and resold them to the general public at a low price. NYC used to be known for that, and still had some surviving companies in the late 1960s. The NYC Garment District (within which I used to push a handcart, no kidding) was an example of light manufacturing, taking cloth, buttons, threads, etc. worldwide and shipping out complete garments.
    But, by the 1960s, this activity was becoming uneconomic. I remember I used to spend lunchtime (while working at a meat aging company) on a completely empty pier — not used for anything. Shipping was dead, the city was going broke, and the small businesses wouln’t last much longer.

    As Levinson points out, container shipping needed considerable room to stack the containers, and worked in units of containers (which ordinarily contained only one kind of goods) . The small manufacturing outfits had no advantage from being in the city. Moreover, they paid higher rent, higher taxes, and had more congested access than firms in the country. On top of that, the US had just installed the Interstate system, which made long distance transportation available cheaply to just about everywhere, not just to those with rail connections. City infrastructure began to decay — a car fell through the West Side Drive at 2am one night because the support structure had rusted away, same summer I was eating lunch on a deserted pier.

    Result: Everything that could relocated out of the cities, leaving the cities with their political importance as their sole assets. Large corporations took displaced the city firms; even corporate headquarters tried to leave the cities. That was when cities started increasing their welfare populations, depending on Federal and State subsidies for much of city income. “There’s money in poverty”, Philip Roth, and when the “counterculture” was pushed as a sort of distraction that produced more human wreckage to get more subsidies for the cities.

    There’s considerable detail from the late 1960s, but you can see the grand trend from the above.

    As to your comment that cities have always been parasites, they have for much of their history. William McNeill’s opinion was cities were parasitic for the Bronze Age societies, but ceased being parasitic when iron forging made metals cheap enough for non-military and prestige applications: for farm tools. At that point, the cities provided materials that the farmers couldn’t make for themselves (but could actually afford to use), and the cities became more than palaces / forts/ admin centers.
    And now cities are not more than palaces / forts / admin centers. (Ever think how the ring thruways make really neat free fire zones for artillery, and, with a bit of infantry and IFVs, would make an effective barrier?) They are engaged in a struggle to extract enough from the rural areas (inside and outside the US) to live on, and, as quite often happens in civil wars, have invited foreign allies (immigrants) to help, in this case by maintaining the population upon which city political power depends.

    Counterinsurgency

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    , @Charon
  184. @YetAnotherAnon

    Over on Woke twitter they are all convinced that This Is The Scandal That Will Finally Bring Down Trump.

    If they saw Trump walk across a swimming pool they’d say “Trump to be impeached because he can’t swim.”

    The “start of a Trump offensive” theory relies on Epstein activities as a procurer being traced back to his customers, thus starting an unraveling that will (a) discredit the current American political class and (b) leave it without most of its experienced leaders and resources. We’ll see.

    Counterinsurgency

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    , @Jack Hanson
  185. @William Badwhite

    I meant institutions rather than institution.

  186. Pat Boyle says:
    @Mr McKenna

    Where would this blog be without Negroes? When we rid the world of black people who will Steve use for material.

  187. “The further into the future America gets, the more it obsesses over the past.”

    sort of. the further the process of turning america in brazil goes, the more it obsesses over the past. because suing YT is lucrative.

    in actual brazils, there’s a lot less of this, because there’s a lot less money to be made suing people. not much cash to be extracted from third world countries. tons of cash to be extracted by suing US universities, professional sports leagues, the federal government, the treasury, and individual citizens. ‘good institutions’, as sociologists put it, are great targets for Bill Of Attainder.

    you sue the biggest targets first. and there are none bigger that YT america.

  188. Anonymous[124] • Disclaimer says:
    @Logan

    But then I’m also owed reparations for having my homeland invaded, my property destroyed and my people killed.

    You are owed reparations by the Federal government, yes.

  189. J.Ross says:
    @Flip

    What religion was persecuted in late nineteenth century Germany? The century is wrong. Were Mennonites persecuted (in that time frame)? They were among William Penn’s first settlers, but much earlier.

  190. @Anonymous

    They never recieved compensation for their lost slaves, either.

  191. @Counterinsurgency

    If they saw Trump walk across a swimming pool they’d say “Trump to be impeached because he can’t swim.”

    That would be a sign of the New Ice Age, running counter to the Most Holy Church of Climate Change.

  192. @FPD72

    Any wealth created by slaves was effectively destroyed in the War of Northern Aggression…

    Do you really want to be forced by law to take them back, along with the cradle-t0-grave fiscal responsibility they come with?

    The price of cotton would have to be plenty high to pay for that. Malaysians wouldn’t buy it.

  193. Hhsiii says:

    Mother’s side: maternal maternal side: owned Burnside Plantation in Louisiana, owned about 750 slaves. Irish.

    Maternal paternal side. My great grandfather sold fruit trees with his brothers in the Carolinas. Started May hosiery in Burlington, NC. Became part of May McEwan Kaiser then Burlington Industries. One great great uncle was in Indiana when the war broke out and served in union army, others in North Carolina in CSA. No slaves. German Lutheran.

    Father’s side Moravian on paternal side, English maternal. Great great grandfather and his father both in confederate army. Son died at Shiloh run over by a wagon, the father of dysentery. No slaves. My father maybe part Lumbee. Dark skin and no chest hair. 🙂

    My father became a lawyer. First in his family to go to college. No money left from my mother’s side, although it helped pay for my upbringing. At her family reunion a few years ago her parents’ maid came. 99 year old black woman. She knew everyone. No one on that side used the n word ever. In my poor dad’s side they did all the time. Usually in saying so and so was a good one or I can’t believe that girl at the bank called me by my first name. Then again they were in their 90s back in 1980s.

    • Replies: @hhsiii
  194. This is all so reminiscent of the stereotype of the Medieval Inquisitions. “We have made a discovery—your great-great-great grandfather was Jewish! You are not a true Christian! Burn him — unless he give us all his money and crawls through the streets naked!”

    Of course, that never happened, but Leftists always project.

  195. Flip says:
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    I’d be curious to see the yearly amounts of reparations paid by Germany since the end of the war.

    • Replies: @ScarletNumber
  196. @The Germ Theory of Disease

    Google “Holocaust survivor hologram” if you want to see the interim.

  197. @Tiny Duck

    I honestly believe Tiny Duck is on the iSteve payroll.

  198. @Steve Sailer

    Upon further consideration, there actually is a female speaking role in “Dogs” – the lady who says “oh my god!” as she is carjacked by Steve Buscemi.

  199. @Jack Hanson

    And later Rihanna appeared on Oprah and tearfully explained that Chris didnt really mean it and he was just misunderstood. Call me what you will but,watching her, I cried like a baby. Oh Chris…

  200. @Achmed E. Newman

    Yes exactly, transgenders are <1% of the population and yet they command the cultural and legal high ground to the point where you WILL Bake The Cake, and courts are taking kids from their parents because they don't want their 13 year old sterilizing herself.

    So yeah, the problem is bigger than Twitter or "just a few crazies", and yes, my point is they will have to be dealt with, and those pulling their strings as well.

  201. @Counterinsurgency

    Epstein being a 4D chess move by Trump (along with his focus on rolling up sex offenders and pedophile rings), explaining the lassitude in pushing his campaign promises to focus on this as a coup de grace against his enemies, is possibly the last Trump as Chess Master theory I could possibly maybe believe.

  202. gregor says:
    @Anonymous

    I would think they’d be suspicious of the guys that do know the names of the camps.

  203. @Cloudbuster

    Or by Christian invaders? Oh they know that

  204. @Flip

    We have generic aspirin in this country because of reparations, so that’s a fair trade off.

  205. I was recently made fun of for not knowing that Auschwitz was not in Poland. I had never thought about it before, but I would have thought it was in Austria. After all, Auschwitz isn’t a Polish word. In Poland the name of the town is Oświęcim.

    So let me ask the readership: does Auschwitz being in Poland count as common knowledge.

    • Replies: @Hunsdon
    , @Gordo
    , @ScarletNumber
  206. dfordoom says: • Website
    @Jonathan Mason

    Why not have reparations for everyone in the form of improved retirement benefits, or universal health care at reasonable cost?

    That would be socialism!

  207. dfordoom says: • Website
    @The Alarmist

    What people seem to forget is that this was not only legal commerce, but also not morally reprehensible as slavery has been practised for millenia by many cultures.

    I really don’t think that defending slavery is a smart strategy. Are you sure you’ve thought that strategy through?

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
    , @Anonymous
  208. dfordoom says: • Website
    @William Badwhite

    SJW’s aren’t the problem, they’re just sheep. The people that run institution are the problem.

    Of course. They’re just the foot soldiers.

    So who is behind them? It looks to me like it’s the bankers and billionaires. It’s just a smokescreen for the capitalists who are actually running things.

    Without the Social Justice agenda to distract them people might start noticing that what’s good for bankers and billionaires is bad for everyone else.

  209. @dfordoom

    I’m not defending slavery; I’m criticising a witch hunt that has devolved figuratively into one that exhumes dead bodies to further punish them ex post facto for what were not crimes when they committed them. I wonder how long it will be before they start literally exhuming the remains of dead Confederates and Founding Fathers.

  210. Hunsdon says:
    @Counterinsurgency

    I always look forward to your comments, and am darned seldom disappointed in them.

    • Agree: jim jones
  211. Anonymous[371] • Disclaimer says:
    @dfordoom

    I really don’t think that defending slavery is a smart strategy. Are you sure you’ve thought that strategy through?

    You can either defend slavery or renounce your ancestors and founders and pay reparations.

  212. Logan says:
    @Logan

    You do realize America then owes some major serious reparations to Germany and Japan, among others.

    Should the English collect from the inhabitants of Normandy?

    • Replies: @Charon
  213. anon[271] • Disclaimer says:

    “My great great grandfather was in a cavalry regiment of the Confederate States of America and spent 4 years of his life killing as many Yankees as he could get his hands on. I’m quite pleased with that.”

    Yeah, but he only killed whites, so it’s no big deal. Imagine how much worse it would be if he had legally owned a black guy and made him work in his garden or something. You’d be up for the death penalty.

  214. jsm says:
    @Justvisiting

    What’s the old saw?

    A Southern racist doesn’t mind living with Blacks as long as they don’t get uppity.

    A Northern racist doesn’t mind if Blacks get uppity as long as he doesn’t have to live with them.

  215. Gordo says:
    @ScarletNumber

    Yes.

    You can buy a rail ticket to there from Berlin valid on the Polish side of the border. The German Railways still use the German name.

    • Replies: @ScarletNumber
  216. hhsiii says:
    @Hhsiii

    BTW, apologies for the rambling family history. And for the descendants of those 750 slaves now hanging out in Louisiana and elsewhere. Must be tens of thousands by now.

    But as a lot of folks on here have mentioned, a lot of us have ancestors that fought on the Union side in the civil war. or in my case both. Some ancestors had slaves, some didn’t (and either volunteered or were drafted and killed anyway). And that’s just going back 155 or so years. Lord knows what the ancestors were doing 500 years ago. I know we have some Huguenot ancestors. I want my ancestral lands from France given back to me!

    On my wife’s side they were either Boyars or serfs, who knows?

    A lot of this reparations issue seems to be that sure, blacks have gotten some supposed advantages from affirmative action, busing, set asides, welfare etc (or at least that seemed to be the alleged justification, that these things would be beneficial), but that because whites also got welfare it doesn’t count, even though slavery, redlining whatever is supposedly what led to poverty etc. So attempts at ameliorating that should count towards reparations even if you aren’t the only poor people getting the help. Should it matter how you got there?

    Plus there clearly ARE things which have been instituted to help blacks alone, even if not targeted at simply slave descendants.

    Anyway, since my family on both sides are colonial era, even though not all slaveholders, you can take some of my taxes and give it to slave descendants. Take it all from the invade the world portion of the budget and any amounts spent on welfare for illegal immigrants. But leave some of it for me. I’ll promise to put it quickly back in circulation.

  217. @Counterinsurgency

    Great economic geography lesson, CI. Thanks.

    The first of the container companies was SeaLand, and you’ll still see a few of their containers around. It was another great American invention, with the RORO (Roll On Roll Off) concept to follow that.

  218. @Daniel H

    FWIW, I definitely support your courageous efforts to turn the world around, one barfly at a time. Or yes, even on Facebook, if you insist. I don’t use Facebook.

    However, back here in the real world we’re up against a 24/7/365 juggernaut of audio-visual propaganda (most of it masquerading as ‘entertainment’) produced by the most highly-skilled (and highly-paid) manipulators on earth. Our culture is so infused with this propaganda that it’s become like the air people breathe–they’re not even aware of it. That’s effective.

    Have you really tried working on people one-to-one? Even in the instances when you’ve actually changed someone’s mind, they’ll return to their ubiquitous MSM sources quickly enough for another infusion and your careful work will be undone. I wish this weren’t true, but wishing doesn’t make it so.

    If you want to be effective, perhaps get up off that barstool and involve yourself in the ‘deplatforming’ issue, as some others among us have done? We would welcome the assistance, please be assured.

    I repeat: your vitriol would be better focused upon our enemies than upon our friends.

  219. @Gordo

    But I live in Vereinigte Staaten (or Stany Zjednoczone).

  220. Charon says:
    @Counterinsurgency

    Great info there. I never stop seeing examples of how the interstate highway system is a colossal subsidy to the trucking industry. Unfortunately it comes at a high cost in human lives annually, which would have any other transport industry (trains, planes) shut down in a fortnight.

    And I’m not talking about the truckers themselves, but their victims: thousands of motorists and passengers every year. Our new innovation of using illiterate third-world labor as truck drivers isn’t helping. Self-driving trucks might.

    • Replies: @William Badwhite
  221. @Achmed E. Newman

    Actually, a branch of my family that owned some slaves planned moving to another state. Two or three of the house slave women decided they didn’t want to go. They planned to poison the whole family, but only were successful in murdering two of the wives.

    Let’s just say, they did not need to go to the other state. True Story.

  222. Charon says:
    @Logan

    What kind of dialogue is this?

  223. @Charon

    And I’m not talking about the truckers themselves, but their victims: thousands of motorists and passengers every year.

    A sizeable majority of car-truck collisions are caused by the cars. Something like 80% if I remember correctly. Things such as merging in front of a truck then braking are incredibly dangerous and yet you see it every day.

    That said I agree with you the interstate highway system is a massive subsidy to trucking. Also to homebuilders, though perhaps not intentionally.

    It also one of the last major spending initiatives anyone bothered to justify constitutionally. At the time it was argued that in the event of another major war it would facilitate rapid movement of men and materiel to where it was needed. This is the reason no major military installation that was in existence at the time is far from an interstate. Can anyone imagine someone in Congress today saying “there is nothing in the Constitution that allows us to spend this money”? Actually I think it came up during the Obamacare process and Pelosi said something to the effect of “are you serious?”

    • Replies: @Charon
  224. @ScarletNumber

    Just noticed the typo: Auschwitz was in Poland.

  225. Charon says:
    @William Badwhite

    A sizeable majority of car-truck collisions are caused by the cars. Something like 80% if I remember correctly.

    LOL! Put down that trucker magazine now!

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