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Mayor of Minneapolis fires white (and Canadian Amerindian) lesbian police chief after Somali diversity hire shoots yoga lady, replaces her with black guy with inscrutable name Medaria Arradondo (huh? What happened to Minnesotans named Svenson? Have I been lied to by Prairie Home Companion all these years?), African American hecklers get in mayor’s face, drive her from conference room.

In alternative universe, President Hillary Clinton and Attorney General Michelle Alexander try to scratch each other’s eyes out over whose side Justice Department will be on in Minneapolis fiasco.

Minnesota … where all the children are not so above average anymore.

 
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  1. Good God, those people are stupid. But what is anyone supposed to do about them?

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    • Replies: @Jake
    Quarantine yourself from them.

    Liberalism is a disease, one of self-righteous fury increasingly disconnected from reality. And like Islam, it demands that everyone submit, or be destroyed. The end result called Peace.

    You cannot save a dyed-in-the-wool Liberal. He/she/ze/they/It is impervious to facts and logic. All you can do is separate yourself from Liberals, allowing them to have their lands, which they will rule and ruin, as did the Mohammedans.

    Minnesota allows us to see things that most of the gatekeepers of American conservative thought in, say the post WW2 period, and the gatekeepers of non-Mainstream American conservative thought of the past couple of decades both have failed to notice: not only does Nordic (almost always meaning culturally/linguistically Germanic {and again, Anglo-Saxon IS Germanic} hegemony NOT prevent the rise of Liberalism, but it seems that the more Nordic, the more fully and deeply Germanic the 'culture, the more it will breed an insane Liberalism that eventually will reveal itself as suicidal.

    Minnesota was Nordic white to the perfect T. It was filled with Swedes, Norwegians, Danes, Germans, Dutch, WASPs. Minnesota used to be so thoroughly Nordic that militantly Anglophone Protestant Scots-Irish were seen as strangely out of place in many ways. All the Nordics knew that the few Irish and Polish and other Slavic Catholics were pitifully inferior and often plotting to harm the poor, innocent Negroes and Jews who only wanted freedom. And so in need of superior Germanic Nords slapping them back into place, to help the Numinous Negroes.

    Jews did NOT somehow trick the Germanic Nords into forgetting their native cultural conservatism. Minnesota Nords were always ready to jump fully into the Liberal cesspool, with same level of self-righteous idiocy as Jews, but much more naivete. That is what their culture - late stage Protestant, secularist post-Christian Germanic revolt against Christendom - necessarily must produce.
    , @PJ
    "Here (in America)... the daily panorama of human existence, of private and communal folly - the unending procession of governmental extortions and chicaneries, of commercial brigandages and throat slittings, of theological buffoneeries, of aesthetic ribaldries, of legal swindles and harlotries, of miscellaneous rogueries, villainies, imbecilities, grotesqueries, and extravagances - is so inordinately gross and preposterous, so perfectly brought up to the highest conceivable amperage, so steadily enriched with an almost fabulous daring and originality, that only a person born with a petrified diaphragm can fail to laugh himself to sleep every night and wake up with all the eager, unflagging expectation of a Sunday-School superintendent touring the Paris peep-shows."
    --HL Mencken
    , @gda
    Swedes are notoriously portrayed as dumb and suicidal.

    Lots of Swedish-Americans live in Minnesota. Lots of Muslim "refugees" now live in Minnesota.

    Sweden itself has a dumb and suicidal Muslim "refugee" policy.

    Not hard to spot the common factors here.
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  2. “Where all the children are above average”

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    • Replies: @cucksworth
    Brazilianization and Talmud-vision has ensured this will never be true in america again.
  3. asdf says:

    1. The guys communication skills could use some work.
    2. Can’t say I disagree about the mayor needing to quit.

    I suggest the Mayor go on a listening tour and live with the guy for a few weeks.

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  4. Dave Pinsen says: • Website

    Someone send Tom Wolfe to Minneapolis and give him a fat commission to write about all this.

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    • Agree: Chrisnonymous
    • Replies: @Anon87
    Now there might be someone coming forward who has video of the incident. Life imitating Wolfe.
  5. They need to start putting trap doors in the floors of the conference rooms. “OK, now were we”?

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  6. Damn, I’m glad I live in a state full of hateful rednecks who would make Somalians feel about as welcome as Al Sharpton at a klan meeting.

    To hell with nice.

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    • Replies: @Jack Highlands
    Conservative American reading about Sweden: 'Damn, I’m glad I live in a country full of armed citizens who would make Syrian rapefugees feel about as welcome as Hillary Clinton at a Trump rally.'

    NRA Texan reading about Minnesota: 'Damn, I’m glad I live in a state full of hateful rednecks who would make Somalians feel about as welcome as Al Sharpton at a Klan meeting.'

    Actual Texan Oathkeepers: 'You think Sam Houston would've wanted Texas to stay White? Our Mexican sidekick here will choke you.'

    Tough talk.
    , @basque britishhave small brains
    And you have curly hair and small brains hillbilly he he.
    , @Alden
    What state? Does it have any cities over 500,000? Any meat or poultry packing plants? Any farms, restaurants supermarkets or any aspect of the illegal immigrant infested food industry?

    Be glad you live in a redneck enclave.
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    • Replies: @anon
    Looks like she wasn't going anywhere in her career until she filed for sexual harassment.
    Then it took off.
    , @Buck Turgidson
    But she is a lesbian so i presume that stops in its tracks any criticisms and thoughts that this victimized grievance lunatic was unfit for employment of any kind
    , @Barnard
    Harteau previously opposed having body cameras at all and refused to cut short her vacation to come back and address the shooting. I'm sure her replacement will probably be even worse, but she deserved to get fired.
  8. Wilkey says:

    The entire Left will eventually organize itself into one giant circular firing squad.

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    • Replies: @Anonymous
    No, not until after they've succeeded in their main objective, (destroying white men), first.
    , @tyrone
    problem is, they can't shoot worth a damn.
    , @Hyperborean
    You're wrong, it will be a square firing squad. It should be common sense that the use of such a phallus symbol such as firearms and a feminine circle in such a passive role is an inherently misogynistic and deplorable action.
    , @Hibernian
    Problem is, the Right does the same thing.
    , @Hockamaw

    The entire Left will eventually organize itself into one giant circular firing squad.
     
    I'm afraid you're right, but who's going to be in the middle?
    , @yeah
    "The entire Left will eventually organize itself into one giant circular firing squad."

    When, pray WHEN? Can this be fast-tracked?
  9. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    I haven’t even watched the whole video or even read all the comments yet, but I’m pretty inclined to agree with the black dude. And not for entirely disparate reasons.

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    • Replies: @SMK
    If you still believe this after watching the video, you're evil and/or insane!
  10. A Somali cop kills a white lady, and so the mayor thinks the only solution is to hire a black guy to take over as police chief. But, but, this is no good for the black heckler, who thinks she has demonstrated her incompetence.

    Does any of this make sense?

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    • Replies: @guest
    "Does any of this make sense?"

    Yes, in a way. Someone's got to win. They're playing a game with no rules, and no one knows who's winning or how to win. They know the prize is power, at least. Maybe power over a pile of ashes when it's all done.
    , @E. Rekshun
    A Somali cop kills a white lady, and so the mayor thinks the only solution is to hire a black guy to take over as police chief. But, but, this is no good for the black heckler, who thinks she has demonstrated her incompetence.

    A new mayor, black of course, is now deserved. Race trumps gender.
  11. Alden says:

    Because of the name I assumed the new chief is a Hispanic woman. God forbid a chief should be a White man.

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  12. Ok, so that’s the ‘Minnesota Nice’ that I’ve heard so much about.

    Honestly, the mayor deserves to go. Her press conference after the murder of the yoga lady was just one meaningless, empty platitude after another.

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    • Replies: @Kevin O'Keeffe

    Honestly, the mayor deserves to go. Her press conference after the murder of the yoga lady was just one meaningless, empty platitude after another.
     
    Lots of our public officials "deserve to go." But we customarily decide these things by elections. If Trump gets to remain President (and I certainly hope he does!), then this dumb broad can try her luck running for a 2nd term in a few months.
  13. Mayor Hodges’ husband:

    http://www.startribune.com/mpls-mayor-hodges-husband-a-leader-in-racial-transit-issues/241030731/

    Figures.

    How are we going to blame the Jews for all this multi-culti craziness?

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    • Replies: @JimB
    Betsy Hodges looks like Kathleen Turner as Serial Mom.
    , @Marty T
    Female mudshark mayor, lesbian police chief. Congrats Minneapolis, you're making New York and Boston seem normal in comparison.

    How do all these "diversity stars" tolerate the below zero temperatures? I'm white and it would not be my cup of tea.
    , @Father O'Hara
    The authoress of the article , a person of color,I bet,wrote that he spends lots of time "pouring" over data.
  14. Ms. Mayor should stop killing them with her game, then this will all go away.

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  15. How could anyone rationally respond to that heckling? There’s no reasoning to be done, no ideas could possibly be exchanged. How could a democracy ever exist with a citizens like that? The only options are a police state or anarchy.

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    • Agree: SMK
    • Replies: @Stebbing Heuer
    'Police state' OR 'anarchy'?

    Why feel forced to choose between them? With the current regime of anarcho-tyranny, you get both.
    , @YetAnotherAnon
    More mau-mauing, very similar to the footage a day ago of the new lady mayor of Kensington and Chelsea getting the same treatment in London.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4n9uasqB5UQ
    , @penskefile

    How could anyone rationally respond to that heckling?
     
    Roberts Rules of Order are racist, yo!
  16. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @Wilkey
    The entire Left will eventually organize itself into one giant circular firing squad.

    No, not until after they’ve succeeded in their main objective, (destroying white men), first.

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  17. Grumpy says:

    Minnesota is a deeply troubled place. Do-gooderism is doing the whole state in.

    I have no idea if she is a Lutheran, but at her interrupted press conference Mayor Hodges sounded just like a modern Lutheran pastor giving a sermon. (Incidentally, there are a lot of female Lutheran pastors in Minnesota. It’s one of those jobs that men don’t seem to want anymore.)

    Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota has been at the forefront of bringing refugees to Minnesota, as Ann Corcoran has been tirelessly documenting for a long time. Corcoran points out that the CEO of Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota was recently making $387,000 per year.

    https://anncorcoran2016.org/2016/01/06/lutheran-social-services-expanding-somali-muslim-population-of-minnesota/

    https://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/2011/01/21/why-so-many-somalis-in-minneapolis/

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    • Replies: @guest
    "Do-gooderism is doing the whole state in."

    Last time I was in Minneapolis, I saw countless signs with rainbow decorations, saying something like "All are welcome." Which I guess is a World War G/T thing. In the hipster neighborhoods, there are all sorts of signs offering safe spaces and refuge. Which I thought one only finds on college campuses. In an apartment building near the elevators I saw a panic phone and an escape route mapped out on the wall. Not for fires, so far as I could tell. Just in case you're being chased down by packs of Haven Monahans.

    For gay bars, it makes sense. They wanna attract the "smalltown boys" running away from mommy and daddy. "Need a place to crash, lil' buddy?" But the rest of it? The people who put up these signs are the sort of people who should have authority. But they're afraid of their own shadows.

    The rest of us, in the suburbs we're being inundated. My town has long been brown. It's increasingly Asian and Muslim. But the biggest demographic growth has to be blacks. I graduated with three blacks in my class of 300. Now I see like 9 of them every time I leave the house. The cities must be dumping them on us. They're scared of the Black Lives Matter signs next door to their All Are Welcome signs.

    In the hinterlands live not-quite deplorables. Rednecks and possibly Nazis. The ones from whom refugees flee to safe spaces. They are our only hope.

    , @Marat
    Minnesota is our very own little Sweden.
    , @Art Deco
    I have no idea if she is a Lutheran, but at her interrupted press conference Mayor Hodges sounded just like a modern Lutheran pastor giving a sermon. (Incidentally, there are a lot of female Lutheran pastors in Minnesota. It’s one of those jobs that men don’t seem to want anymore.)

    Congregationalist. Her grandfather was a minister. Some of her family attend the UCC congregation in Wayzata, Mn.
  18. SXIOPO says:

    OT, but check it out:

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/21/us/baltimore-police-guilty-pleas/index.html

    The usual blather about corrupt cops, racism, etc. The twist? The cops are black. Of course, you wouldn’t know that from the article.

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    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    Two former Baltimore police officers pleaded guilty Friday to federal racketeering charges, admitting that they committed armed robberies, made fraudulent overtime claims and filed false affidavits.

    Detectives Maurice Ward and Evodio Hendrix

    Evodio Hendrix is black? Really?

    , @a reader
  19. King Baeksu says: • Website

    “But I wore a hijab in numerous public appearances. Why don’t they love me?”

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    • Replies: @tyrone
    yeah but is she circumcised ?
    , @Abe

    “But I wore a hijab in numerous public appearances. Why don’t they love me?”
     
    blue hijab real-life /
    watch HANDMAID'S TALE chills down spine /
    go girl! CURRENT YEAR
  20. guest says:
    @candid_observer
    A Somali cop kills a white lady, and so the mayor thinks the only solution is to hire a black guy to take over as police chief. But, but, this is no good for the black heckler, who thinks she has demonstrated her incompetence.

    Does any of this make sense?

    “Does any of this make sense?”

    Yes, in a way. Someone’s got to win. They’re playing a game with no rules, and no one knows who’s winning or how to win. They know the prize is power, at least. Maybe power over a pile of ashes when it’s all done.

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    • Replies: @Abe

    Yes, in a way. Someone’s got to win. They’re playing a game with no rules, and no one knows who’s winning or how to win. They know the prize is power, at least. Maybe power over a pile of ashes when it’s all done.
     
    I'd normally just give this comment a lazy "AGREE" button-push, but since UNZ.com no longer deems me an active member of the community (10 comments in the last 30 days. Seriously, Ron? I was on vacation last week with my family and really trying to keep a lid on my Internet use) I have to express my approval for this the long way, which is good since a simple "AGREE" could not convey just how beautiful and true the original writer's words are-

    "No one know who's winning or how to win"
    "Maybe power over a pile of ashes when it's all done."

    No more poetic words have been crafted to describe the inner logic of white feminism and dyversity's strange alliance that I'm aware of. Wonderful!

  21. Perhaps the Prairie Home Companion can do a skit on this. Har har har.

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  22. guest says:
    @Grumpy
    Minnesota is a deeply troubled place. Do-gooderism is doing the whole state in.

    I have no idea if she is a Lutheran, but at her interrupted press conference Mayor Hodges sounded just like a modern Lutheran pastor giving a sermon. (Incidentally, there are a lot of female Lutheran pastors in Minnesota. It's one of those jobs that men don't seem to want anymore.)

    Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota has been at the forefront of bringing refugees to Minnesota, as Ann Corcoran has been tirelessly documenting for a long time. Corcoran points out that the CEO of Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota was recently making $387,000 per year.

    https://anncorcoran2016.org/2016/01/06/lutheran-social-services-expanding-somali-muslim-population-of-minnesota/

    https://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/2011/01/21/why-so-many-somalis-in-minneapolis/

    “Do-gooderism is doing the whole state in.”

    Last time I was in Minneapolis, I saw countless signs with rainbow decorations, saying something like “All are welcome.” Which I guess is a World War G/T thing. In the hipster neighborhoods, there are all sorts of signs offering safe spaces and refuge. Which I thought one only finds on college campuses. In an apartment building near the elevators I saw a panic phone and an escape route mapped out on the wall. Not for fires, so far as I could tell. Just in case you’re being chased down by packs of Haven Monahans.

    For gay bars, it makes sense. They wanna attract the “smalltown boys” running away from mommy and daddy. “Need a place to crash, lil’ buddy?” But the rest of it? The people who put up these signs are the sort of people who should have authority. But they’re afraid of their own shadows.

    The rest of us, in the suburbs we’re being inundated. My town has long been brown. It’s increasingly Asian and Muslim. But the biggest demographic growth has to be blacks. I graduated with three blacks in my class of 300. Now I see like 9 of them every time I leave the house. The cities must be dumping them on us. They’re scared of the Black Lives Matter signs next door to their All Are Welcome signs.

    In the hinterlands live not-quite deplorables. Rednecks and possibly Nazis. The ones from whom refugees flee to safe spaces. They are our only hope.

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    • Replies: @passive-aggressivist
    the signs are not so much a WWG/T thing as a general virtue signal that the person inside won't STAND for this HATE. fill in the blank on that one but they've definitely only shown up post-trump.

    the virtue-signalling to your affluent and/or ultra-liberal neighbors who are 95 percent on your side is the most telling part of the yard sign activism enterprise.
  23. @Chief Seattle
    How could anyone rationally respond to that heckling? There's no reasoning to be done, no ideas could possibly be exchanged. How could a democracy ever exist with a citizens like that? The only options are a police state or anarchy.

    ‘Police state’ OR ‘anarchy’?

    Why feel forced to choose between them? With the current regime of anarcho-tyranny, you get both.

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    • Replies: @El Dato
    Plus an extra 20% of washing powder for FREE!

    (It's really Orwell's 1984 - permanent dystopian chaos underneath which you can engineer anything if you are in the right ministry)
  24. Does anyone know if they were protesting the shooting or “racism” or something else?

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  25. ex-chief harteau is an avowed part-native, not “white.” fwiw — adding to this multi-culti stew.

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    • Replies: @dr kill
    Who does her hair? Ronnie Wood?
    , @Clyde

    ex-chief harteau is an avowed part-native, not “white.” fwiw — adding to this multi-culti stew.
     
    By her looks I figured some native ancestry and the French name raised the odds. I am guessing that being forced to resign by a multicult idiot mayor who will blame everyone but herself, that Harteau has put in enough years to get a great bloated pension. So not 100% heartbroken.
    , @Alden
    In some of her pictures she looks 3/4 Indian.
  26. It wouldn’t surprise me if Minnesota ends up in worse shape than Sweden twenty years in the future. Eventually Sweden, like the rest of Europe, is going decide that importing refugees for cheap labour is a bad idea when you have self-driving taxis and robot burger flippers. However, Minnesota is part of the colonial Anglosphere that loves to bring in immigrants to support its craving for making money out of property development. To the property development junkies, even bad immigrants are useful as they encourage whites to push even further out into the real estate periphery to escape them.

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    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    I've quoted that Walt Disney speech about the Frontier, but Disney made a fortune off the exurban crabgrass frontier. He was going to build Disneyland in suburban Burbank, CA next to his studio, but he couldn't assemble a big enough parcel of land, so he built it in exurban Orange County and that was a huge success. Then he did it again in Orlando, which was nowheresville before Disney, but is now considered a metropolis.
    , @Reginald Maplethorp
    "Burger flippers"? Do you mean "fish picklers"?
    , @Chriscom
    I was just thinking Minnesota is doing to itself what Sweden is, which kind of makes sense.
    , @Anonymous
    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/lynn-barber-i-took-an-asylum-seeker-into-my-home-it-didn-t-end-well-xtzn7gw99

    Lynn Barber: I took an asylum seeker into my home. It didn’t end well

    This is a story in two parts, without a happy ending, or indeed an ending of any sort. I thought it only fair to warn you.

    If you remember, the summer of 2015 brought almost daily horror stories of refugees being drowned at sea or suffocating in lorries while seeking asylum in Europe. The climax was the picture of a dead Syrian boy, Alan Kurdi, washed up on a Turkish beach, though for some reason I was more haunted by a photograph of a Syrian mother trying to hold her baby above the waves. She was my personal tipping point, the moment when I decided I must do something. Not just the usual, comfortable “something must be done” feeling that might induce me to sign a petition or write to my MP, but a much more urgent, anxiety-inducing demand that I, personally, must do what I could to help. But what? I was 71, far from fit, not much use on rescue boats or even soup kitchens. But at least I have a big house.

    So I wrote to my local council (Islington, in north London) offering to take in a Syrian family. It never replied. (Someone told me later that I wouldn’t be allowed to take a family because I smoke.) I thought there must be a website where you could sign up to take refugees, but I couldn’t find it. I was still puzzling what to do when I happened to meet an artist called Mike Snelle in an east London bar. He said he’d been out in the Calais Jungle camp helping to build shelters for migrants. He said conditions were horrendous, and bound to get worse. I asked what happened to refugees who did manage to cross the Channel, and he said they are mostly put in detention centres, unless they can find someone to take them. I’ll take one, I said, and that was that.

    A few weeks later, Mike rang to say he’d met a Sudanese migrant, Mohammed, who had just arrived under a lorry, and perhaps I would take him? I asked Mike to bring him round so I could inspect him. He seemed shy but very polite, and spoke good English. He explained that he had registered with the Home Office on arrival and got the vital ID card that makes him an official asylum seeker. It said that he was not allowed to find employment; instead, he got a weekly £35 living allowance while waiting for his asylum hearing. I assumed this would be a matter of weeks — but I was later told it can take years! Anyway, I told him he was welcome to stay, and that Mike should ring when he was ready to move in.





    Mike rang a few days later — bad timing because I was about to go on holiday — but I said bring him round, but pick up some food on the way. They arrived laden with shopping bags containing a weird selection of loo rolls, kitchen rolls, drums of cooking oil and sacks of lentils. I took them up to my daughter’s old room — and they immediately spotted an ancient computer in the corner and started tinkering with it. They asked for my hub code, password, batteries for the mouse and in no time at all got it working. Mike asked me to show Mohammed how to use the burglar alarm and then he disappeared into the night.

    So I am alone in the house with a man I have barely met who now has my front-door key, burglar alarm code and complete access to my computer. Mohammed seems happy to stay in his room fiddling with the old computer, so I leave him to it, but later he comes down and asks if he can cook me dinner. No thanks, I tell him, I’ve eaten. With great formality, he announces that he plans to treat me like his mother. Hmm. Not sure I want to be treated like a Sudanese mother — I suspect it means a lot of cooking, cleaning and washing — so I tell him to treat me like what I am — his landlady — and basically keep out of my way.

    Next morning Dorota, my cleaner, is coming and I have to warn her there is a man staying in the spare room. I’m nervous about how she’ll take it. Dorota is Polish and has been my cleaner for 10 years, and I love her dearly. But she has once or twice made remarks about “foreigners” that do not bode well. At first she seems thrilled by the idea of a man in the spare room — she is always telling me I should get a boyfriend — but I quickly disabuse her. “He is a Sudanese asylum seeker. He’s asleep now, but you’ll meet him later. His name is Mohammed.” Later, she knocks at my study door. What did you say his name was? Mohammed. Where does he come from? Sudan. Where is that? North Africa. Ah! She goes away shaking her head. Eventually Mohammed gets up, and I take him downstairs to meet Dorota — an anxious moment, but I stand over them while they exchange wary hellos.

    Heartbreaking: the photograph of a dead three-year-old Syrian, Alan Kurdi, that shook the world in 2015 Heartbreaking: the photograph of a dead three-year-old Syrian, Alan Kurdi, that shook the world in 2015 AP Mohammed announces that he is going to Edgware Road to buy food so he can cook me a Sudanese dinner. How nice, I say, but why does he have to go to Edgware Road? There are halal shops just down the hill in Archway. But no, he says Edgware Road is best. Who knew? I’ve barely shopped anywhere except Waitrose. So he goes off shopping and I go off interviewing and, when I return, I find him in the kitchen stirring a saucepan. And there are even more stacks of supplies — sacks of onions, beans, tomatoes, racks of egg boxes — and my small kitchen, normally so bare, now looks like the catering tent for a rock festival.

    I lay the table for two, but Mohammed says he doesn’t need a knife and fork, he eats with his fingers. Given that the food is quite sloppy, this seems difficult, but anyway he manages, neatly scooping up the mushy stuff with bread. This is waika, he announces, the Sudanese national dish, made from minced lamb, onions, tomatoes, with some sort of hot chilli sauce on the side and mish — yoghurt with fenugreek. It is absolutely delicious. I could eat it every day, and presumably will have to because he has made enough to feed an army.

    While we are eating, an old friend drops by, bringing quinces from his garden, so I invite him to join us for supper. He is shocked to find Mohammed here — apparently I forgot to tell him. He asks Mohammed how he got to England and for the first time he recounts his epic journey. He was studying oil engineering at Khartoum University when he “got in trouble” (unspecified) and was advised to leave Sudan quickly. That was last April. His uncle paid people smugglers to take him by truck across the desert to Libya, a five-day journey, and then by sea to Italy. The boatman was supposed to have navigation equipment but didn’t, so they were bobbing about in the sea for several hours before a Red Cross plane spotted them and sent a boat to guide them to the Italian shore. He thinks they landed in Calabria. The Italian police detained them for a couple of days, but then sent them on their way, without fingerprinting them, and they took a train to Ventimiglia, Nice, Paris and eventually Calais, where he joined the Jungle.

    He was there for five months, walking five miles to the docks every day, trying to board a lorry. Once or twice he succeeded, but was then spotted and thrown off. Usually there were at least two police cars blocking the ramp to the ferry. But one day he went and there were no police — because there was a riot going on in the train tunnel — so he found an empty lorry where he could cling inside the wheel arch, and a short while later heard the ferry hooting and was on his way to Dover. But he had to remain hidden, and once they had reached England the lorry drove for almost an hour — he almost died of cold — before stopping at a petrol station. When the driver went to pay, Mohammed jumped down and hid behind some trees; the driver never knew he had carried a passenger. Then, when the lorry left, he went to the petrol station and was overjoyed to find that the man in charge was Bangladeshi, a fellow Muslim. Mohammed explained he was a refugee and gave the shopkeeper the one contact number he had — the brother of a friend he made in the Jungle, who lived in Acton, west London. The brother told the shopkeeper to order a taxi and said he would pay for it on arrival. Luckily, the brother knew that Mohammed had to go to a police station to register with the Home Office on arrival, so once he reached Acton he did that, then went down with pneumonia and spent days in hospital.

    He says he wants to treat me like his mother. Hmm. Not sure. I suspect it means a lot of cooking, cleaning and washing

    My friend is stunned. When Mohammed goes to wash up (fancy that! A man who cooks and washes up), he gives me a heavy talking-to about how I am taking my life in my hands. Well, too bad. I have to trust Mohammed because I have no alternative and I am leaving for Morocco tomorrow.

    While I was in Morocco, word evidently spread among my friends, because afterwards they all kept dropping round to inspect Mohammed. They all liked him, but still thought I was mad. Mohammed in turn brought his friends, a wonderfully jolly woman from Orpington called Liz, who did voluntary work in the Jungle, and then the fabulous Felix, who works for Mike Snelle. This arose because I got an email from BT saying I’d already used my entire month’s broadband allowance in a week. I assumed this was because Mohammed was on Facebook or Skype the whole time, so I told him and he said he’d get Felix round. Within five minutes Felix was on the phone to BT and sorted out an unlimited broadband package. I had to write a letter for the Home Office saying that I was giving Mohammed free accommodation but no financial support. (This was so that he could get his £35-a-week allowance.) A few days later I had a very sinister phone call asking if I had a “Mr Mohammed A” living with me. Yes. Why is he living with you? Because he’s an asylum seeker and I have a spare room. Is he a relation? Don’t be ridiculous, I snort in best dowager duchess tones, he’s Sudanese! This seems to do the trick.

    Rosie (elder daughter) came up from Brighton to stay the night because she was going to a party in London. I warned her she would have to sleep in the book room and expected all the usual complaints about how the dust triggers her allergies, but for once she was fine. So she came round and Mohammed cooked waika and they got on brilliantly. He told her much more about his family than he ever told me — that he is one of l8 siblings because his father married four times, and also that he is married. His wife is studying pharmacology in Khartoum and can get a work visa to come to Britain as soon as she qualifies, because the UK is short of pharmacists. Anyway, I was relieved that Rosie gave Mohammed her wholehearted seal of approval.

    ‘You First World women are all the same. You are heartless,’ he said. Was it heartless of me to take him in for six months? But soon afterwards came the Big Row. Mohammed had annoyed me a few times by asking me to turn on the central heating and I complied at first, but then told him it was the warmest autumn on record and I hated having the house too hot. Next evening he came down to make coffee and, after he’d gone back upstairs, I noticed that the sitting room was getting warmer and found that he’d switched the heating on. I was incandescent. He’d done it sneakily. So I stormed up to his room and shouted: “You turned the heating on without asking me. How dare you!” He said his feet were cold. “Well, put some more socks on,” I raged. “I can see you’re upset,” he said and tried to put his arm round me, but I brushed him off and had another good rant: “This is my house, I keep it at my preferred temperature, and if you don’t like it you can f*** off back to Calais.” I think this was the moment he finally realised I was not his mother, nor ever likely to be. He looked close to tears. Later, he slipped a sweet note under my bedroom door:

    Dear Lynn’s. I’m really sorry for what happend it’s completely my mistake but I was in a lot of thinking make me missed sleep for tow night. I came to your house as a son for you and to be honest you make me feel that and touched. I’ll never ever forget that when you look after me and share talk with all the love and fun.

    Please accept my apolgize to you as a son for you because even I left here I’ll come to see you because you do for me a lot and I have to stand with you.

    Sorry and I feel shame too.

    Which of course made me feel guilty, especially when it occurred to me that maybe he didn’t have any warm clothes. So I started asking friends for cast-offs, and a few days later my friend Jean arrived dragging three enormous bin bags. She had asked the fellow members of her tennis club in Highgate to give clothes to an asylum seeker and this was the result. I told Mohammed to take the bags to his room. That evening he shimmered downstairs in a pale lilac cashmere sweater. Where did you get that? It was in Jean’s bags. I looked at the label — Paul Smith. What else was in the bags? He showed me a grey overcoat that looked barely worn — Collezione Armani! This was the first time I realised the enormous pulling power of middle-class liberal guilt.

    I think I need to talk about this now: the reactions of other people and especially my friends. They all keep telling me I’m a saint, which is disconcerting enough, but often there is a strong undertow of “You, of all people, taking in a refugee!” The unmissable implication is that they have never known me do anything altruistic in my life. I find this hurtful, but also probably fair. I have always been quite generous with money, but never with my time, never with my convenience. And my record in having people to stay is startlingly bad. I once told a close friend that her daughter could live with me for her first year at art school in London. But I took against the girl almost from day one when she asked me where I kept my Tupperware. “I don’t have Tupperware,” I told her furiously. “I am not a Tupperware sort of person.” She rang her mother in tears and found alternative accommodation within the week.

    So no, I am not naturally hospitable and I am not altruistic. And yet having Mohammed to stay does not feel like being saintly — on the contrary it feels like a thoroughly good wheeze that has come at just the right time in my life. I was getting bored with my own comfort and worrying that I was becoming, like my parents, a slave to routine. I needed a bit of a shake-up. Also, there was some mild guilt that I was living alone in such a big house, given the terrible plight of young people who could barely afford to rent a flat, let alone ever hope to buy one. So giving a room to Mohammed seemed like a neat solution …

    OK. Deep breath. Part two.

    I wrote the above last March, when Mohammed had been living with me for about six months. All the time he was here, my friends kept saying I must write about him, and I said I would, but not until his asylum case was settled. Then in March we heard that his asylum hearing was coming up in a fortnight, so I thought I’d write the article and get it all ready to go for when we heard the result. I wanted to show Sunday Times readers that you don’t have to be a saint to take in a refugee, you just have to have a spare room.

    Preparing the article for publication meant, first, showing it to my daughters, always my sharpest critics, and they did indeed make a few cuts. Then I sent it to Mike Snelle and asked him to show it to Mohammed. I thought it was better for Mike to show it, because I felt that Mohammed would be reluctant to raise any objections with me. Mike said the piece was fine — but Mohammed was deeply upset and shaken. Mike couldn’t find out why. So I suggested he get Felix to read it and discuss it with Mohammed and find out what he objected to. But even Felix professed himself baffled. This all took a few days, during which I noticed Mohammed was avoiding me. One evening I finally caught him on the stairs and said: “I need to talk to you. I gather you were upset by my article and I wish you would explain why.”

    At first he just kept shaking his head and moaning, but then he burst out furiously: “I am not a refugee!” What! What are you doing here then? Why are you living in my house? “I am a political leader! My family are very rich! We could buy you up like that. Do you want money? Is that why you write this filth? I get you money. You First World women are all the same, you are heartless. You have no feelings. You Christians are all racists.” And more, and more, increasingly incoherent, rambling, bewildering, but also frightening because he seemed to feel such deep hatred towards me. Eventually he said with great rhetorical flourish: “I can no longer live in this house.”

    “No,” I said, “you can’t,” and started walking him to the front door. He asked if he could go up to his room to collect some things and I said yes, but I was thinking if he didn’t leave quickly I’d get my brother-in-law and nephew round — I was really quite frightened by this time. Not that I feared a physical attack, but I thought he was mad. Anyway he did leave, with a rucksack, and I told him to send Felix round for the rest of his stuff. Stupidly, I didn’t ask for his front-door key and lay awake all night in case he came back. He didn’t, but Liz from Orpington rang the next day and asked if she could come and collect his things, and Mohammed came with her and presented me with a bunch of garage flowers. Liz was very apologetic and they spent half an hour packing up his room, then they left. So that was the end of Mohammed. But still with no real explanation. A few days later I got an email from Liz saying Mohammed’s asylum had been granted with permission to stay for five years and did I want to come to the celebrations? No. I was glad that Mohammed got his asylum, but I felt too bruised to ever want to see him again.

    I felt such a fool. I hated having to tell Dorota. She’d been dropping hints all along that Mohammed was a bad lot — he broke the tumble dryer, he never cleaned the washing machine, one day he was going to the front door just as the post arrived and instead of picking up the letters he walked all over them. She’d told me these things, but I put all her criticisms down to racism. But other friends, too, were a bit quick with the schadenfreude and telling me they thought I’d been insane to trust him.

    This issue of trust is one that has particular resonance for me. For two years from the age of 16 I had an affair with a conman (recorded in the film and memoir An Education), which damaged me, I felt, by giving me a lasting distrust of other people. After being so badly duped, my watchword was always: don’t take anyone’s word for it. Don’t believe what they say, but watch what they do. Don’t commit to liking anyone until you know them really well. This attitude probably served me well as an interviewer, but I felt it damaged me as a human being. I didn’t like being so distrustful, but I couldn’t help it. So I was pleasantly surprised — even joyous — when I found it so easy to trust Mohammed. He could, as many of my friends warned me, have stolen any of my possessions, but he never did. He was trustworthy in that respect. But on the other hand he lived with me for six months while, it seemed now, hating me.

    Although the ending was sour, there were six months before when I very much enjoyed having him around

    A few weeks later my computer was on the blink, so I thought I’d try the old computer in Mohammed’s room. Felix, of course, got it working in seconds. He found a file of Mohammed’s photographs and started scrolling through them, then he suddenly stopped and closed it down. Of course, as soon as he’d gone, I started browsing through and was shocked by what I found. There were pictures of Mohammed with Liz and her daughters, and pictures of Arab women I assumed were his family — but also naked pictures of women with enormous boobs and one or two of a couple making love. But what pulled me up sharply were many pictures of Mohammed and a group of friends sightseeing in Paris — one showed the Eiffel Tower — and in various swimming pools. His journey across Europe looked more like a holiday jaunt than a desperate flight to asylum. But then there were a few pictures of the Jungle, and then many almost-identical pictures of an English motorway taken through the windscreen of a car. Presumably this was his ride from the garage in Kent to Acton, but how odd to think of him shivering, wet — he would soon go down with pneumonia — taking all these dull photos of an English road.

    Of course I tried asking Felix why he thought Mohammed was so upset by my article. He thought pride came into it, but he also said that Mohammed was far more paranoid and peculiar than I’d realised. He thought people were tracking him on Facebook and sometimes “closing in” on him. That’s why it suited him to have a bolthole in north London rather than staying with Liz and her daughters in Orpington. Had he hated me all along? No, said Felix, he was very fond of me — it was just the article that triggered his paranoia. But some of the things he said were really unforgivable — “You First World women are so heartless.” Was it heartless of me to take him in for six months? There was a problem, I believe, with my being a woman. He kept wanting to cast me as his mother, but I flatly refused to play. Motherliness is not my greatest talent, as my daughters would no doubt tell you, and it certainly doesn’t extend to outsiders. So whenever Mohammed came to me, as he often did, complaining of a sore throat or gummed-up ears or kidney pain, I would tell him — yet again — to go to my GP. He never did. He preferred to Skype his mother in Khartoum (she always recommended parsley tea and he consumed most of my parsley patch) or to take himself to A&E. It annoyed me that he went to A&E more times in the six months he lived with me than I had been in my whole life, and I gave him a lecture about not abusing the NHS.

    In retrospect I can see there were loads of warning signs. I should have listened to Dorota’s many complaints about him; I should have listened when my daughter told me to be careful. There had been an odd incident early on, a few days after he arrived, when he asked if there was a park nearby. I said yes indeed, Waterlow Park and Hampstead Heath, both beautiful places to walk. But it was nighttime and raining. Why did he want to go to a park now? Because, he said, he needed to buy some dope and the people in Calais told him you could always find someone selling it in parks. Oh no, I told him, no dope, or certainly not in the house. Anyway, how could he afford dope when he was supposedly living on £35 a week? But once, when my daughter came to stay, she told me that the top landing reeked of skunk.

    I should have thought far more about the question of money — it was really glaringly obvious that he wasn’t living on £35 a week. I assumed that Mike or maybe Liz gave him a handout and once or twice I “lent” him a tenner. But I remember being puzzled at Christmas when he said he wanted to buy his mother some comfortable shoes like mine (Haflingers) because she always had sore feet. What a good son, I thought. But also — how could he afford them? I warned him they cost £60, but he didn’t seem bothered and went off to Covent Garden to buy them. I now realise that his rich family in Sudan must have been funding him — and I suspect his frequent trips to Edgware Road were somehow money-related. Another clue (there were so many): when I asked what job he hoped to get when his asylum was granted, he never seemed to have given it a thought.

    And of course I should have asked much, much more about why he had to leave Sudan. Mike said at the beginning that Mohammed found it upsetting to talk about so I didn’t even try. Later, when I did try, he said it was “political” and I left it at that. To be fair, he did, several times, try to explain the Sudanese political situation, but I never let him get very far. I understood the first bit where he said that Sudan was basically five countries that had been lumped together for ease of colonial administration. But then he would go on to say that as well as understanding the political and geographical divisions, I also had to understand the different tribal loyalties, at which point my eyes would begin to glaze and I would suddenly remember that I had to make an urgent phone call.

    When he left, I found his wardrobe stuffed, literally stuffed, with all the clothes Jean’s tennis club had donated. He had taken a few prize pieces — the Armani coat, the Paul Smith sweater — but the rest was all there. For some reason this made me more furious than anything else. I felt such a fool, and 10 times more a fool for enlisting the generosity of friends. And what could I do with all this stuff? If I returned it to the tennis club then we’d all feel foolish. So I bundled it into bin bags and drove up to the Oxfam shop in Highgate, but then I thought, no, it’s too near, someone might recognise their clothes, so I drove on and on, up to Finchley, hating Mohammed every inch of the way.

    In retrospect, I was so stupid, but also so arrogant. All my friends, and most of all my beloved Dorota, kept warning me not to trust him, but I just thought: “Oh, they’re all racists, whereas I am this paragon of liberalism.” And I liked the idea that I was being “daring” while they were being so cautious. Most of all I loved the idea that I had learnt to trust people again, after being damaged all those years ago by my conman. I suppose, now, I will spend the rest of my life being wary and distrustful.

    I hesitated a very long time before writing this article. I worry that it will give succour to all the told-you-so racists, who will see it as a warning against taking in asylum seekers. It shouldn’t. I was unlucky with Mohammed, but I was also very stupid. There are plenty of precautions one can take, checks one can make; it was only my arrogance that stopped me making them. And, although the ending was sour, there were six months before when I very much enjoyed having Mohammed round the house. I miss our evening chats in the kitchen, I miss the bubbling pot of waika on the stove. I’ve had almost a year to lick my wounds and now I think I’m ready to take another asylum seeker. I’ll let you know how it goes.
    , @Bleuteaux
    Absolutely. The #1 driving reason behind all immigration, even H1B type. They want more development, more retail, more infrastructure.

    The Midwestern state where I am from (different from the one I'm living in) has seen this over and over the last 50 years. Maybe it started with forced busing. The suburbs sprang up. And then, one or two times over, the suburbs were taken over, and people fled farther out. Now, we're pretty much at the point where there's no where to flee.

    , @Lurker

    Eventually Sweden, like the rest of Europe, is going decide that importing refugees for cheap labour is a bad idea
     
    I'm not sure I've ever heard it claimed that the newly imported undertow was supposed to be there to work. Sweden went straight to the virtue signaling, humanitarian superpower nonsense.
  27. @SXIOPO
    OT, but check it out:

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/21/us/baltimore-police-guilty-pleas/index.html

    The usual blather about corrupt cops, racism, etc. The twist? The cops are black. Of course, you wouldn't know that from the article.

    Two former Baltimore police officers pleaded guilty Friday to federal racketeering charges, admitting that they committed armed robberies, made fraudulent overtime claims and filed false affidavits.

    Detectives Maurice Ward and Evodio Hendrix

    Evodio Hendrix is black? Really?

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    • Replies: @res
    See a reader's comment 37 which has a captioned picture of the seven involved. I wonder why they split the defendants like that? The other five are scheduled for trial in January 2018.

    edit: Doh! Looks like one of Steve's deadpan jokes got me.

    , @Dave Bowman
    Is Ward Jewish too ?
  28. Anyone else notice that Damond has gone from “yoga instructor” in the initial coverage to “spiritual healer”?

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    Anyone else notice that Damond has gone from “yoga instructor” in the initial coverage to “spiritual healer”?
     
    I suppose she can be both. When Obama first got in he was hailed as a "light bringer" by a San Fran Chron columnist. http://www.sfgate.com/entertainment/morford/article/Is-Obama-an-enlightened-being-Spiritual-wise-2544395.php
    , @larry lurker
    I've seen "meditation teacher" and "life coach" in there too.
  29. @unpc downunder
    It wouldn't surprise me if Minnesota ends up in worse shape than Sweden twenty years in the future. Eventually Sweden, like the rest of Europe, is going decide that importing refugees for cheap labour is a bad idea when you have self-driving taxis and robot burger flippers. However, Minnesota is part of the colonial Anglosphere that loves to bring in immigrants to support its craving for making money out of property development. To the property development junkies, even bad immigrants are useful as they encourage whites to push even further out into the real estate periphery to escape them.

    I’ve quoted that Walt Disney speech about the Frontier, but Disney made a fortune off the exurban crabgrass frontier. He was going to build Disneyland in suburban Burbank, CA next to his studio, but he couldn’t assemble a big enough parcel of land, so he built it in exurban Orange County and that was a huge success. Then he did it again in Orlando, which was nowheresville before Disney, but is now considered a metropolis.

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    Disneyland features Tomorrowland, which is the technological utopia promised to us by progressivism after the frontier disappears. A utopia we shall probably never reach so long as we're being pulled down into Idiocracy by the wretched of the earth.

    That was progressivism's actual gift for the most of us. Some smaller part of the population may yet get to live in Tomorrowland.
    , @Art Deco
    Then he did it again in Orlando, which was nowheresville before Disney, but is now considered a metropolis.

    Just about every part of Florida south of the panhandle has seen tremendous demographic growth since 1940. The population north of greater Orlando has grown 3-fold, but the remainder of the state has grown 15-fold. It's the whole situation, not just Disney.

    Greater Orlando has grown about 4-fold since 1970. It was a city of middling size back then (think of Stockton or Dayton today). About 15% of the local labor force is accounted for by Disney or knock-on effects of Disney.
  30. @unpc downunder
    It wouldn't surprise me if Minnesota ends up in worse shape than Sweden twenty years in the future. Eventually Sweden, like the rest of Europe, is going decide that importing refugees for cheap labour is a bad idea when you have self-driving taxis and robot burger flippers. However, Minnesota is part of the colonial Anglosphere that loves to bring in immigrants to support its craving for making money out of property development. To the property development junkies, even bad immigrants are useful as they encourage whites to push even further out into the real estate periphery to escape them.

    “Burger flippers”? Do you mean “fish picklers”?

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  31. Note how she dare not disagree with the black male with the forceful personality. She knows the victim hierarchy very well.

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    • Replies: @NorthOfTheOneOhOne
    Nah, not when you look at who Hodges is married to. I suspect he was sent down there by Gary Cunningham to help get the ball rolling on what will end up being a major funding grift.

    http://www.startribune.com/mpls-mayor-hodges-husband-a-leader-in-racial-transit-issues/241030731/
  32. TheJester says:

    I’m wondering if Minneapolis is a window on the future of Americas “blue” cities … a natural progression as the ideological flotsam of Cultural Marxism, feminism, diversity, and globalization reaches its reductio ad absurdum.

    What God has wrought …!

    I’m chuckling over these Minnesota SJWs. They’re really funny. They should take their act to the Improv. Slapstick comedy doesn’t get any better.

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    "I’m wondering if Minneapolis is a window on the future of Americas “blue” cities ...."
     
    Minneapolis is an example of how a city becomes a "blue city" like Detroit, Baltimore, Gary, Bridgeport, etc. ad nauseum.
    , @TheJester
    The deadly social disease of Cultural Marxism bringing down Minneapolis is so widespread that it is also taking down our military services. Folding the LGB communities into the military is a done deal. Soon, the transgendered will be added to the list. Then, it is inevitable that we witness the development of openly lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, and transgendered communities among the officer and enlisted ranks. Disparate impacts on these new communities will mean the designation of select base housing, on-base clubs, and other infrastructure exclusively for them. Compared to this, what's going on in Minneapolis is child's play ... but all Black comedy at its best!

    Cultural Marxism has apparently even edged its way into ship design in the Navy:

    No urinals: New US naval aircraft carrier goes ‘gender-neutral’

    A new state-of-the-art US aircraft carrier (Gerald R. Ford) is currently the only ship in its fleet that is fully equipped with gender-neutral restrooms. However, urinals are absent from the ship’s restrooms, and now design experts have reservations about the new look.

    The Navy is fully backing the changes that were made to the restrooms on the ship. They cited convenience as the reason for the switchover, relating to possible crew changes in the future that would allow a smooth transition for male and female bathroom reassignments, the Navy Times reported.
     
    https://www.rt.com/usa/397394-urinal-navy-us-ford/?utm_source=browser&utm_medium=aplication_chrome&utm_campaign=chrome

    As a commentator from the Unz Review said (paraphrased), "Once you reach a critical mass of women in an organization, the primary mission of that organization is to accommodate female emotions."

    The same can be said for the LGBTxyz and other victim-based communities taking over one piece at a time as their narratives impose their interests on society.

    At the end of the day, what will an LGBTxyz, feminist, multicultural society with open borders look like?
  33. a reader says:
    @SXIOPO
    OT, but check it out:

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/21/us/baltimore-police-guilty-pleas/index.html

    The usual blather about corrupt cops, racism, etc. The twist? The cops are black. Of course, you wouldn't know that from the article.
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  34. @Chief Seattle
    How could anyone rationally respond to that heckling? There's no reasoning to be done, no ideas could possibly be exchanged. How could a democracy ever exist with a citizens like that? The only options are a police state or anarchy.

    More mau-mauing, very similar to the footage a day ago of the new lady mayor of Kensington and Chelsea getting the same treatment in London.

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  35. “In alternative universe, President Hillary Clinton and Attorney General Michelle Alexander try to scratch each other’s eyes out over whose side Justice Department will be on in Minneapolis fiasco.”

    Hey, that’s a great idea: the alternate history of what would be happening now if only Hillary had been elected. This premise is very fruitful too, something a news-driven TV series could be based on. Are any such TV series in development? Making some armchair casting decisions…

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    Patricia Arquette as Hillary.

    When they shot Primary Colors, they went with Travolta in the Bill Clinton role and Emma Thompson as Hillary. That sort of worked in that Travolta is, like President Bill, a star, but it also didn't work for the expected ethnic reasons.

    , @guest
    Robin Wright Penn plays Sexy President Hillary on House of Cards.
    , @Cagey Beast
    It might be a good thing for social peace. If one side wins the White House, the other side gets a Netflix series about an imaginary White House run by their folks. It would keep a lot of Pussy Hats off the streets.
  36. @Mark Spahn (West Seneca, NY)
    "In alternative universe, President Hillary Clinton and Attorney General Michelle Alexander try to scratch each other’s eyes out over whose side Justice Department will be on in Minneapolis fiasco."

    Hey, that's a great idea: the alternate history of what would be happening now if only Hillary had been elected. This premise is very fruitful too, something a news-driven TV series could be based on. Are any such TV series in development? Making some armchair casting decisions...

    Patricia Arquette as Hillary.

    When they shot Primary Colors, they went with Travolta in the Bill Clinton role and Emma Thompson as Hillary. That sort of worked in that Travolta is, like President Bill, a star, but it also didn’t work for the expected ethnic reasons.

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    Patricia Arquette as Hillary.
     
    Rosanna Arquette looks more like Hillary. Rebecca DeMornay would be good in the role too.
  37. @YetAnotherAnon
    More mau-mauing, very similar to the footage a day ago of the new lady mayor of Kensington and Chelsea getting the same treatment in London.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4n9uasqB5UQ

    Kensington and Chelsea … oh boy …

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    Elvis Costello & The Attractions - (I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvRQDsH0Yho
  38. guest says:
    @Steve Sailer
    I've quoted that Walt Disney speech about the Frontier, but Disney made a fortune off the exurban crabgrass frontier. He was going to build Disneyland in suburban Burbank, CA next to his studio, but he couldn't assemble a big enough parcel of land, so he built it in exurban Orange County and that was a huge success. Then he did it again in Orlando, which was nowheresville before Disney, but is now considered a metropolis.

    Disneyland features Tomorrowland, which is the technological utopia promised to us by progressivism after the frontier disappears. A utopia we shall probably never reach so long as we’re being pulled down into Idiocracy by the wretched of the earth.

    That was progressivism’s actual gift for the most of us. Some smaller part of the population may yet get to live in Tomorrowland.

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    But at least we have speakerphones. I can remember me and my cousins calling my mother from the ATT speakerphone booth in Disney's Tomorrowland around 1968 or so.
  39. guest says:
    @Mark Spahn (West Seneca, NY)
    "In alternative universe, President Hillary Clinton and Attorney General Michelle Alexander try to scratch each other’s eyes out over whose side Justice Department will be on in Minneapolis fiasco."

    Hey, that's a great idea: the alternate history of what would be happening now if only Hillary had been elected. This premise is very fruitful too, something a news-driven TV series could be based on. Are any such TV series in development? Making some armchair casting decisions...

    Robin Wright Penn plays Sexy President Hillary on House of Cards.

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  40. @guest
    Disneyland features Tomorrowland, which is the technological utopia promised to us by progressivism after the frontier disappears. A utopia we shall probably never reach so long as we're being pulled down into Idiocracy by the wretched of the earth.

    That was progressivism's actual gift for the most of us. Some smaller part of the population may yet get to live in Tomorrowland.

    But at least we have speakerphones. I can remember me and my cousins calling my mother from the ATT speakerphone booth in Disney’s Tomorrowland around 1968 or so.

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    • Replies: @Macumazahn
    OMG, me too, except it was my brother and me calling our mom in June of 1972.
  41. @guest
    Robin Wright Penn plays Sexy President Hillary on House of Cards.

    Sean Penn could play wrinkly Bill Clinton.

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  42. tyrone says:
    @King Baeksu
    "But I wore a hijab in numerous public appearances. Why don't they love me?"

    yeah but is she circumcised ?

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    • LOL: PV van der Byl
    • Replies: @King Baeksu
    Lol, of course not. Being a shitlib means having your cake and eating it, too!
    , @anonymous
    The cuck doesn't stop here. Ever.

    To the Somali community: I want you to know that you are a valued and appreciated part of Minneapolis. I stand with you and support you. The strength and beauty of the Somali and East African communities are a vital part of what makes Minneapolis so strong and beautiful. I am grateful to be your neighbor.

    This week a Somali police officer, Officer Mohamed Noor, shot and killed a woman under circumstances we don’t yet comprehend. Justine Damond’s death was tragic and awful for everyone.

    … Justine’s death is a tragedy for our city. We cannot compound that tragedy by turning to racism, xenophobia, and Islamophobia. It is unjust and ridiculous to assert that an entire community be held responsible for the actions of one person. That will not be tolerated in Minneapolis. If you are experiencing discrimination, you can file a complaint at http://www.minneapolismn.gov/civil…/discrimination-complaint

    -- Betsy Hodges, America's Wokest Mayor
     
  43. dr kill says:
    @passive-aggesivist
    ex-chief harteau is an avowed part-native, not "white." fwiw -- adding to this multi-culti stew.

    Who does her hair? Ronnie Wood?

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    • Replies: @passive-aggressivist
    it's definitely a running joke. thankfully, we won't have ol' janee or her hair helmet and dayglo skin toner to kick around any more.

    in other news, i should pick a handle less prone to brutal misspellings
  44. tyrone says:
    @Wilkey
    The entire Left will eventually organize itself into one giant circular firing squad.

    problem is, they can’t shoot worth a damn.

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  45. Olorin says:

    In alternative universe, President Hillary Clinton and Attorney General Michelle Alexander try to scratch each other’s eyes out over whose side Justice Department will be on in Minneapolis fiasco.

    Is that the channel you’re getting?

    In the one I receive, President Hillary Clinton and Attorney General Kamala Harris tear each other’s pant-suits over who gets to invite which Thug Mothers to conflicting political events in 2020.

    I don’t look in there too often because Jeb! decides to change sex so he can run against California’s junior senator Caitlyn Jenner for POTUS in 2024, and “guacamole” takes on a meaning so appalling even James O’Keeffe won’t touch it.

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  46. @Mis(ter)Anthrope
    Damn, I'm glad I live in a state full of hateful rednecks who would make Somalians feel about as welcome as Al Sharpton at a klan meeting.

    To hell with nice.

    Conservative American reading about Sweden: ‘Damn, I’m glad I live in a country full of armed citizens who would make Syrian rapefugees feel about as welcome as Hillary Clinton at a Trump rally.’

    NRA Texan reading about Minnesota: ‘Damn, I’m glad I live in a state full of hateful rednecks who would make Somalians feel about as welcome as Al Sharpton at a Klan meeting.’

    Actual Texan Oathkeepers: ‘You think Sam Houston would’ve wanted Texas to stay White? Our Mexican sidekick here will choke you.’

    Tough talk.

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    • Agree: Thea, TomSchmidt
    • Replies: @Jack Hanson
    There's some bite in your last statement, but the OathCuckers aren't representative.
    , @Random Dude on the Internet
    Yeah we're at the point where the immivasion is reaching every state. The time to guffaw about how bad another state has it in terms of "cultural enrichment" is over.
    , @Thea
    Agreed

    And anyhow, being armed means nothing with out hierarchy & skilled leadership.

    Our nation of Americans as we conceive them no longer exists.

    , @Cagey Beast
    Quite right. It's reminds me of all the schadenfreude "conservative" Americans feel when talking about Muslim no-go zones in France or Belgium. How many vibrant no-go zones have existed in US cities for generations? How many new ones were surrendered as Whites understandably fled formerly prosperous neighbourhoods? I guess Detroit and Camden, NJ don't count because it's just differently tinted fellow Americans who threaten your life and property? Eurofags are cheese-eating surrender monkeys but White people moving elsewhere, while spouting cucky sounds, are tough guys. Interesting distinction.
    , @Mis(ter)Anthrope
    Actually, I live in Oklahoma. I am worried about the direction of OKC and Tulsa, but they are nowhere near as far gone as large cities in Texas.

    Rural Oklahoma (where I live) is still a redneck paradise. But I do get your point.
  47. Hindoo says:

    It’s called the sin of the fathers.

    Descendants of Viking Norsemen were destined to become gender-neutral metro-sexual house husbands when they cucked Odin for Jeebus.

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  48. Police Chief Harteau said that which must not be said and was fired by the craven mayor, Betsy Hodges.

    “On our squad cars you will find the words, ‘To protect with courage and serve with compassion’. This did not happen.”

    “Justine didn’t have to die,” she said.

    “I believe the actions in question go against who we are as a department, how we train and the expectations we have for our officers.”

    She was a police chief who directly criticized the actions of a Somali/black/diversity hire cop. A big no-no.

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    • Replies: @Inquiring Mind
    Well, my prediction was that this counter-Narrative event would be back-paged, nothing to see here, move along. Man am I wrong.

    I never guessed a black male Muslim refugee-immigrant police officer having a snap reaction and shooting dead a white female Australian immigrant would be because white people voting for Trump. But it is, don't you know, Mr. Duck, where are you when we need you, we need guidance and direction here!

    But in hindsight it makes sense? The Establishment will defend a white officer taking the life of a black person, but they won't defend a black officer taking the life of a white person? If it is racist for the Man to lie and cover up and dissemble to protect a white, (would you believe Hispanic-American indigenous?) officer, it is doubly racist to not lie and cover up and dissemble to protect an immigrant black officer?
    , @Jack D
    I don't think that was it. Hodge's political ship is sinking and she was looking for someone to cast overboard in the hopes of keeping the ship afloat. "The buck stops THERE".
    , @J1234

    She was a police chief who directly criticized the actions of a Somali/black/diversity hire cop. A big no-no.
     
    At first, I thought that the protestors (surprisingly) had a modicum of principle because they were protesting on behalf of a white women killed by a black cop. But I think your assessment may be more accurate, at this point.

    The mayor had some black defenders at the conference, too: likely those pleased with their new black chief. Is he Somali, too?
    , @Johann Ricke

    She was a police chief who directly criticized the actions of a Somali/black/diversity hire cop. A big no-no.
     
    Then she was replaced by a black police chief. Imagine if a white cop shot a black guy, and they fired the black police chief and replaced him with a white guy. With any luck, the scales will fall from the eyes of MN's non-black population.
  49. Chriscom says:
    @unpc downunder
    It wouldn't surprise me if Minnesota ends up in worse shape than Sweden twenty years in the future. Eventually Sweden, like the rest of Europe, is going decide that importing refugees for cheap labour is a bad idea when you have self-driving taxis and robot burger flippers. However, Minnesota is part of the colonial Anglosphere that loves to bring in immigrants to support its craving for making money out of property development. To the property development junkies, even bad immigrants are useful as they encourage whites to push even further out into the real estate periphery to escape them.

    I was just thinking Minnesota is doing to itself what Sweden is, which kind of makes sense.

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  50. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @unpc downunder
    It wouldn't surprise me if Minnesota ends up in worse shape than Sweden twenty years in the future. Eventually Sweden, like the rest of Europe, is going decide that importing refugees for cheap labour is a bad idea when you have self-driving taxis and robot burger flippers. However, Minnesota is part of the colonial Anglosphere that loves to bring in immigrants to support its craving for making money out of property development. To the property development junkies, even bad immigrants are useful as they encourage whites to push even further out into the real estate periphery to escape them.

    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/lynn-barber-i-took-an-asylum-seeker-into-my-home-it-didn-t-end-well-xtzn7gw99

    Lynn Barber: I took an asylum seeker into my home. It didn’t end well

    This is a story in two parts, without a happy ending, or indeed an ending of any sort. I thought it only fair to warn you.

    If you remember, the summer of 2015 brought almost daily horror stories of refugees being drowned at sea or suffocating in lorries while seeking asylum in Europe. The climax was the picture of a dead Syrian boy, Alan Kurdi, washed up on a Turkish beach, though for some reason I was more haunted by a photograph of a Syrian mother trying to hold her baby above the waves. She was my personal tipping point, the moment when I decided I must do something. Not just the usual, comfortable “something must be done” feeling that might induce me to sign a petition or write to my MP, but a much more urgent, anxiety-inducing demand that I, personally, must do what I could to help. But what? I was 71, far from fit, not much use on rescue boats or even soup kitchens. But at least I have a big house.

    So I wrote to my local council (Islington, in north London) offering to take in a Syrian family. It never replied. (Someone told me later that I wouldn’t be allowed to take a family because I smoke.) I thought there must be a website where you could sign up to take refugees, but I couldn’t find it. I was still puzzling what to do when I happened to meet an artist called Mike Snelle in an east London bar. He said he’d been out in the Calais Jungle camp helping to build shelters for migrants. He said conditions were horrendous, and bound to get worse. I asked what happened to refugees who did manage to cross the Channel, and he said they are mostly put in detention centres, unless they can find someone to take them. I’ll take one, I said, and that was that.

    A few weeks later, Mike rang to say he’d met a Sudanese migrant, Mohammed, who had just arrived under a lorry, and perhaps I would take him? I asked Mike to bring him round so I could inspect him. He seemed shy but very polite, and spoke good English. He explained that he had registered with the Home Office on arrival and got the vital ID card that makes him an official asylum seeker. It said that he was not allowed to find employment; instead, he got a weekly £35 living allowance while waiting for his asylum hearing. I assumed this would be a matter of weeks — but I was later told it can take years! Anyway, I told him he was welcome to stay, and that Mike should ring when he was ready to move in.

    [MORE]

    Mike rang a few days later — bad timing because I was about to go on holiday — but I said bring him round, but pick up some food on the way. They arrived laden with shopping bags containing a weird selection of loo rolls, kitchen rolls, drums of cooking oil and sacks of lentils. I took them up to my daughter’s old room — and they immediately spotted an ancient computer in the corner and started tinkering with it. They asked for my hub code, password, batteries for the mouse and in no time at all got it working. Mike asked me to show Mohammed how to use the burglar alarm and then he disappeared into the night.

    So I am alone in the house with a man I have barely met who now has my front-door key, burglar alarm code and complete access to my computer. Mohammed seems happy to stay in his room fiddling with the old computer, so I leave him to it, but later he comes down and asks if he can cook me dinner. No thanks, I tell him, I’ve eaten. With great formality, he announces that he plans to treat me like his mother. Hmm. Not sure I want to be treated like a Sudanese mother — I suspect it means a lot of cooking, cleaning and washing — so I tell him to treat me like what I am — his landlady — and basically keep out of my way.

    Next morning Dorota, my cleaner, is coming and I have to warn her there is a man staying in the spare room. I’m nervous about how she’ll take it. Dorota is Polish and has been my cleaner for 10 years, and I love her dearly. But she has once or twice made remarks about “foreigners” that do not bode well. At first she seems thrilled by the idea of a man in the spare room — she is always telling me I should get a boyfriend — but I quickly disabuse her. “He is a Sudanese asylum seeker. He’s asleep now, but you’ll meet him later. His name is Mohammed.” Later, she knocks at my study door. What did you say his name was? Mohammed. Where does he come from? Sudan. Where is that? North Africa. Ah! She goes away shaking her head. Eventually Mohammed gets up, and I take him downstairs to meet Dorota — an anxious moment, but I stand over them while they exchange wary hellos.

    Heartbreaking: the photograph of a dead three-year-old Syrian, Alan Kurdi, that shook the world in 2015 Heartbreaking: the photograph of a dead three-year-old Syrian, Alan Kurdi, that shook the world in 2015 AP Mohammed announces that he is going to Edgware Road to buy food so he can cook me a Sudanese dinner. How nice, I say, but why does he have to go to Edgware Road? There are halal shops just down the hill in Archway. But no, he says Edgware Road is best. Who knew? I’ve barely shopped anywhere except Waitrose. So he goes off shopping and I go off interviewing and, when I return, I find him in the kitchen stirring a saucepan. And there are even more stacks of supplies — sacks of onions, beans, tomatoes, racks of egg boxes — and my small kitchen, normally so bare, now looks like the catering tent for a rock festival.

    I lay the table for two, but Mohammed says he doesn’t need a knife and fork, he eats with his fingers. Given that the food is quite sloppy, this seems difficult, but anyway he manages, neatly scooping up the mushy stuff with bread. This is waika, he announces, the Sudanese national dish, made from minced lamb, onions, tomatoes, with some sort of hot chilli sauce on the side and mish — yoghurt with fenugreek. It is absolutely delicious. I could eat it every day, and presumably will have to because he has made enough to feed an army.

    While we are eating, an old friend drops by, bringing quinces from his garden, so I invite him to join us for supper. He is shocked to find Mohammed here — apparently I forgot to tell him. He asks Mohammed how he got to England and for the first time he recounts his epic journey. He was studying oil engineering at Khartoum University when he “got in trouble” (unspecified) and was advised to leave Sudan quickly. That was last April. His uncle paid people smugglers to take him by truck across the desert to Libya, a five-day journey, and then by sea to Italy. The boatman was supposed to have navigation equipment but didn’t, so they were bobbing about in the sea for several hours before a Red Cross plane spotted them and sent a boat to guide them to the Italian shore. He thinks they landed in Calabria. The Italian police detained them for a couple of days, but then sent them on their way, without fingerprinting them, and they took a train to Ventimiglia, Nice, Paris and eventually Calais, where he joined the Jungle.

    He was there for five months, walking five miles to the docks every day, trying to board a lorry. Once or twice he succeeded, but was then spotted and thrown off. Usually there were at least two police cars blocking the ramp to the ferry. But one day he went and there were no police — because there was a riot going on in the train tunnel — so he found an empty lorry where he could cling inside the wheel arch, and a short while later heard the ferry hooting and was on his way to Dover. But he had to remain hidden, and once they had reached England the lorry drove for almost an hour — he almost died of cold — before stopping at a petrol station. When the driver went to pay, Mohammed jumped down and hid behind some trees; the driver never knew he had carried a passenger. Then, when the lorry left, he went to the petrol station and was overjoyed to find that the man in charge was Bangladeshi, a fellow Muslim. Mohammed explained he was a refugee and gave the shopkeeper the one contact number he had — the brother of a friend he made in the Jungle, who lived in Acton, west London. The brother told the shopkeeper to order a taxi and said he would pay for it on arrival. Luckily, the brother knew that Mohammed had to go to a police station to register with the Home Office on arrival, so once he reached Acton he did that, then went down with pneumonia and spent days in hospital.

    He says he wants to treat me like his mother. Hmm. Not sure. I suspect it means a lot of cooking, cleaning and washing

    My friend is stunned. When Mohammed goes to wash up (fancy that! A man who cooks and washes up), he gives me a heavy talking-to about how I am taking my life in my hands. Well, too bad. I have to trust Mohammed because I have no alternative and I am leaving for Morocco tomorrow.

    While I was in Morocco, word evidently spread among my friends, because afterwards they all kept dropping round to inspect Mohammed. They all liked him, but still thought I was mad. Mohammed in turn brought his friends, a wonderfully jolly woman from Orpington called Liz, who did voluntary work in the Jungle, and then the fabulous Felix, who works for Mike Snelle. This arose because I got an email from BT saying I’d already used my entire month’s broadband allowance in a week. I assumed this was because Mohammed was on Facebook or Skype the whole time, so I told him and he said he’d get Felix round. Within five minutes Felix was on the phone to BT and sorted out an unlimited broadband package. I had to write a letter for the Home Office saying that I was giving Mohammed free accommodation but no financial support. (This was so that he could get his £35-a-week allowance.) A few days later I had a very sinister phone call asking if I had a “Mr Mohammed A” living with me. Yes. Why is he living with you? Because he’s an asylum seeker and I have a spare room. Is he a relation? Don’t be ridiculous, I snort in best dowager duchess tones, he’s Sudanese! This seems to do the trick.

    Rosie (elder daughter) came up from Brighton to stay the night because she was going to a party in London. I warned her she would have to sleep in the book room and expected all the usual complaints about how the dust triggers her allergies, but for once she was fine. So she came round and Mohammed cooked waika and they got on brilliantly. He told her much more about his family than he ever told me — that he is one of l8 siblings because his father married four times, and also that he is married. His wife is studying pharmacology in Khartoum and can get a work visa to come to Britain as soon as she qualifies, because the UK is short of pharmacists. Anyway, I was relieved that Rosie gave Mohammed her wholehearted seal of approval.

    ‘You First World women are all the same. You are heartless,’ he said. Was it heartless of me to take him in for six months? But soon afterwards came the Big Row. Mohammed had annoyed me a few times by asking me to turn on the central heating and I complied at first, but then told him it was the warmest autumn on record and I hated having the house too hot. Next evening he came down to make coffee and, after he’d gone back upstairs, I noticed that the sitting room was getting warmer and found that he’d switched the heating on. I was incandescent. He’d done it sneakily. So I stormed up to his room and shouted: “You turned the heating on without asking me. How dare you!” He said his feet were cold. “Well, put some more socks on,” I raged. “I can see you’re upset,” he said and tried to put his arm round me, but I brushed him off and had another good rant: “This is my house, I keep it at my preferred temperature, and if you don’t like it you can f*** off back to Calais.” I think this was the moment he finally realised I was not his mother, nor ever likely to be. He looked close to tears. Later, he slipped a sweet note under my bedroom door:

    Dear Lynn’s. I’m really sorry for what happend it’s completely my mistake but I was in a lot of thinking make me missed sleep for tow night. I came to your house as a son for you and to be honest you make me feel that and touched. I’ll never ever forget that when you look after me and share talk with all the love and fun.

    Please accept my apolgize to you as a son for you because even I left here I’ll come to see you because you do for me a lot and I have to stand with you.

    Sorry and I feel shame too.

    Which of course made me feel guilty, especially when it occurred to me that maybe he didn’t have any warm clothes. So I started asking friends for cast-offs, and a few days later my friend Jean arrived dragging three enormous bin bags. She had asked the fellow members of her tennis club in Highgate to give clothes to an asylum seeker and this was the result. I told Mohammed to take the bags to his room. That evening he shimmered downstairs in a pale lilac cashmere sweater. Where did you get that? It was in Jean’s bags. I looked at the label — Paul Smith. What else was in the bags? He showed me a grey overcoat that looked barely worn — Collezione Armani! This was the first time I realised the enormous pulling power of middle-class liberal guilt.

    I think I need to talk about this now: the reactions of other people and especially my friends. They all keep telling me I’m a saint, which is disconcerting enough, but often there is a strong undertow of “You, of all people, taking in a refugee!” The unmissable implication is that they have never known me do anything altruistic in my life. I find this hurtful, but also probably fair. I have always been quite generous with money, but never with my time, never with my convenience. And my record in having people to stay is startlingly bad. I once told a close friend that her daughter could live with me for her first year at art school in London. But I took against the girl almost from day one when she asked me where I kept my Tupperware. “I don’t have Tupperware,” I told her furiously. “I am not a Tupperware sort of person.” She rang her mother in tears and found alternative accommodation within the week.

    So no, I am not naturally hospitable and I am not altruistic. And yet having Mohammed to stay does not feel like being saintly — on the contrary it feels like a thoroughly good wheeze that has come at just the right time in my life. I was getting bored with my own comfort and worrying that I was becoming, like my parents, a slave to routine. I needed a bit of a shake-up. Also, there was some mild guilt that I was living alone in such a big house, given the terrible plight of young people who could barely afford to rent a flat, let alone ever hope to buy one. So giving a room to Mohammed seemed like a neat solution …

    OK. Deep breath. Part two.

    I wrote the above last March, when Mohammed had been living with me for about six months. All the time he was here, my friends kept saying I must write about him, and I said I would, but not until his asylum case was settled. Then in March we heard that his asylum hearing was coming up in a fortnight, so I thought I’d write the article and get it all ready to go for when we heard the result. I wanted to show Sunday Times readers that you don’t have to be a saint to take in a refugee, you just have to have a spare room.

    Preparing the article for publication meant, first, showing it to my daughters, always my sharpest critics, and they did indeed make a few cuts. Then I sent it to Mike Snelle and asked him to show it to Mohammed. I thought it was better for Mike to show it, because I felt that Mohammed would be reluctant to raise any objections with me. Mike said the piece was fine — but Mohammed was deeply upset and shaken. Mike couldn’t find out why. So I suggested he get Felix to read it and discuss it with Mohammed and find out what he objected to. But even Felix professed himself baffled. This all took a few days, during which I noticed Mohammed was avoiding me. One evening I finally caught him on the stairs and said: “I need to talk to you. I gather you were upset by my article and I wish you would explain why.”

    At first he just kept shaking his head and moaning, but then he burst out furiously: “I am not a refugee!” What! What are you doing here then? Why are you living in my house? “I am a political leader! My family are very rich! We could buy you up like that. Do you want money? Is that why you write this filth? I get you money. You First World women are all the same, you are heartless. You have no feelings. You Christians are all racists.” And more, and more, increasingly incoherent, rambling, bewildering, but also frightening because he seemed to feel such deep hatred towards me. Eventually he said with great rhetorical flourish: “I can no longer live in this house.”

    “No,” I said, “you can’t,” and started walking him to the front door. He asked if he could go up to his room to collect some things and I said yes, but I was thinking if he didn’t leave quickly I’d get my brother-in-law and nephew round — I was really quite frightened by this time. Not that I feared a physical attack, but I thought he was mad. Anyway he did leave, with a rucksack, and I told him to send Felix round for the rest of his stuff. Stupidly, I didn’t ask for his front-door key and lay awake all night in case he came back. He didn’t, but Liz from Orpington rang the next day and asked if she could come and collect his things, and Mohammed came with her and presented me with a bunch of garage flowers. Liz was very apologetic and they spent half an hour packing up his room, then they left. So that was the end of Mohammed. But still with no real explanation. A few days later I got an email from Liz saying Mohammed’s asylum had been granted with permission to stay for five years and did I want to come to the celebrations? No. I was glad that Mohammed got his asylum, but I felt too bruised to ever want to see him again.

    I felt such a fool. I hated having to tell Dorota. She’d been dropping hints all along that Mohammed was a bad lot — he broke the tumble dryer, he never cleaned the washing machine, one day he was going to the front door just as the post arrived and instead of picking up the letters he walked all over them. She’d told me these things, but I put all her criticisms down to racism. But other friends, too, were a bit quick with the schadenfreude and telling me they thought I’d been insane to trust him.

    This issue of trust is one that has particular resonance for me. For two years from the age of 16 I had an affair with a conman (recorded in the film and memoir An Education), which damaged me, I felt, by giving me a lasting distrust of other people. After being so badly duped, my watchword was always: don’t take anyone’s word for it. Don’t believe what they say, but watch what they do. Don’t commit to liking anyone until you know them really well. This attitude probably served me well as an interviewer, but I felt it damaged me as a human being. I didn’t like being so distrustful, but I couldn’t help it. So I was pleasantly surprised — even joyous — when I found it so easy to trust Mohammed. He could, as many of my friends warned me, have stolen any of my possessions, but he never did. He was trustworthy in that respect. But on the other hand he lived with me for six months while, it seemed now, hating me.

    Although the ending was sour, there were six months before when I very much enjoyed having him around

    A few weeks later my computer was on the blink, so I thought I’d try the old computer in Mohammed’s room. Felix, of course, got it working in seconds. He found a file of Mohammed’s photographs and started scrolling through them, then he suddenly stopped and closed it down. Of course, as soon as he’d gone, I started browsing through and was shocked by what I found. There were pictures of Mohammed with Liz and her daughters, and pictures of Arab women I assumed were his family — but also naked pictures of women with enormous boobs and one or two of a couple making love. But what pulled me up sharply were many pictures of Mohammed and a group of friends sightseeing in Paris — one showed the Eiffel Tower — and in various swimming pools. His journey across Europe looked more like a holiday jaunt than a desperate flight to asylum. But then there were a few pictures of the Jungle, and then many almost-identical pictures of an English motorway taken through the windscreen of a car. Presumably this was his ride from the garage in Kent to Acton, but how odd to think of him shivering, wet — he would soon go down with pneumonia — taking all these dull photos of an English road.

    Of course I tried asking Felix why he thought Mohammed was so upset by my article. He thought pride came into it, but he also said that Mohammed was far more paranoid and peculiar than I’d realised. He thought people were tracking him on Facebook and sometimes “closing in” on him. That’s why it suited him to have a bolthole in north London rather than staying with Liz and her daughters in Orpington. Had he hated me all along? No, said Felix, he was very fond of me — it was just the article that triggered his paranoia. But some of the things he said were really unforgivable — “You First World women are so heartless.” Was it heartless of me to take him in for six months? There was a problem, I believe, with my being a woman. He kept wanting to cast me as his mother, but I flatly refused to play. Motherliness is not my greatest talent, as my daughters would no doubt tell you, and it certainly doesn’t extend to outsiders. So whenever Mohammed came to me, as he often did, complaining of a sore throat or gummed-up ears or kidney pain, I would tell him — yet again — to go to my GP. He never did. He preferred to Skype his mother in Khartoum (she always recommended parsley tea and he consumed most of my parsley patch) or to take himself to A&E. It annoyed me that he went to A&E more times in the six months he lived with me than I had been in my whole life, and I gave him a lecture about not abusing the NHS.

    In retrospect I can see there were loads of warning signs. I should have listened to Dorota’s many complaints about him; I should have listened when my daughter told me to be careful. There had been an odd incident early on, a few days after he arrived, when he asked if there was a park nearby. I said yes indeed, Waterlow Park and Hampstead Heath, both beautiful places to walk. But it was nighttime and raining. Why did he want to go to a park now? Because, he said, he needed to buy some dope and the people in Calais told him you could always find someone selling it in parks. Oh no, I told him, no dope, or certainly not in the house. Anyway, how could he afford dope when he was supposedly living on £35 a week? But once, when my daughter came to stay, she told me that the top landing reeked of skunk.

    I should have thought far more about the question of money — it was really glaringly obvious that he wasn’t living on £35 a week. I assumed that Mike or maybe Liz gave him a handout and once or twice I “lent” him a tenner. But I remember being puzzled at Christmas when he said he wanted to buy his mother some comfortable shoes like mine (Haflingers) because she always had sore feet. What a good son, I thought. But also — how could he afford them? I warned him they cost £60, but he didn’t seem bothered and went off to Covent Garden to buy them. I now realise that his rich family in Sudan must have been funding him — and I suspect his frequent trips to Edgware Road were somehow money-related. Another clue (there were so many): when I asked what job he hoped to get when his asylum was granted, he never seemed to have given it a thought.

    And of course I should have asked much, much more about why he had to leave Sudan. Mike said at the beginning that Mohammed found it upsetting to talk about so I didn’t even try. Later, when I did try, he said it was “political” and I left it at that. To be fair, he did, several times, try to explain the Sudanese political situation, but I never let him get very far. I understood the first bit where he said that Sudan was basically five countries that had been lumped together for ease of colonial administration. But then he would go on to say that as well as understanding the political and geographical divisions, I also had to understand the different tribal loyalties, at which point my eyes would begin to glaze and I would suddenly remember that I had to make an urgent phone call.

    When he left, I found his wardrobe stuffed, literally stuffed, with all the clothes Jean’s tennis club had donated. He had taken a few prize pieces — the Armani coat, the Paul Smith sweater — but the rest was all there. For some reason this made me more furious than anything else. I felt such a fool, and 10 times more a fool for enlisting the generosity of friends. And what could I do with all this stuff? If I returned it to the tennis club then we’d all feel foolish. So I bundled it into bin bags and drove up to the Oxfam shop in Highgate, but then I thought, no, it’s too near, someone might recognise their clothes, so I drove on and on, up to Finchley, hating Mohammed every inch of the way.

    In retrospect, I was so stupid, but also so arrogant. All my friends, and most of all my beloved Dorota, kept warning me not to trust him, but I just thought: “Oh, they’re all racists, whereas I am this paragon of liberalism.” And I liked the idea that I was being “daring” while they were being so cautious. Most of all I loved the idea that I had learnt to trust people again, after being damaged all those years ago by my conman. I suppose, now, I will spend the rest of my life being wary and distrustful.

    I hesitated a very long time before writing this article. I worry that it will give succour to all the told-you-so racists, who will see it as a warning against taking in asylum seekers. It shouldn’t. I was unlucky with Mohammed, but I was also very stupid. There are plenty of precautions one can take, checks one can make; it was only my arrogance that stopped me making them. And, although the ending was sour, there were six months before when I very much enjoyed having Mohammed round the house. I miss our evening chats in the kitchen, I miss the bubbling pot of waika on the stove. I’ve had almost a year to lick my wounds and now I think I’m ready to take another asylum seeker. I’ll let you know how it goes.

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    Anonymous:

    "...and now I think I'm ready to take another asylum seeker."

    A perfect living example of a useful idiot!
    , @ben tillman
    The British islanders are like dodo birds.
  51. BB753 says:

    Arradondo is a misspelling of the Hispanic name Arredondo. My guess is that he’s Dominican. Here’s another person named Arradondo:

    http://www.wsmv.com/story/29751705/briona-arradondo

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  52. Clyde says:
    @passive-aggesivist
    ex-chief harteau is an avowed part-native, not "white." fwiw -- adding to this multi-culti stew.

    ex-chief harteau is an avowed part-native, not “white.” fwiw — adding to this multi-culti stew.

    By her looks I figured some native ancestry and the French name raised the odds. I am guessing that being forced to resign by a multicult idiot mayor who will blame everyone but herself, that Harteau has put in enough years to get a great bloated pension. So not 100% heartbroken.

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    30 year pension and she was chief. She's only 52 or 53. That's about 35 years of Minneapolis paying her at least $200,000 a year.
  53. @Jack Highlands
    Conservative American reading about Sweden: 'Damn, I’m glad I live in a country full of armed citizens who would make Syrian rapefugees feel about as welcome as Hillary Clinton at a Trump rally.'

    NRA Texan reading about Minnesota: 'Damn, I’m glad I live in a state full of hateful rednecks who would make Somalians feel about as welcome as Al Sharpton at a Klan meeting.'

    Actual Texan Oathkeepers: 'You think Sam Houston would've wanted Texas to stay White? Our Mexican sidekick here will choke you.'

    Tough talk.

    There’s some bite in your last statement, but the OathCuckers aren’t representative.

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  54. @PiltdownMan
    Police Chief Harteau said that which must not be said and was fired by the craven mayor, Betsy Hodges.

    "On our squad cars you will find the words, 'To protect with courage and serve with compassion'. This did not happen."

    "Justine didn't have to die," she said.

    "I believe the actions in question go against who we are as a department, how we train and the expectations we have for our officers."

    She was a police chief who directly criticized the actions of a Somali/black/diversity hire cop. A big no-no.

    Well, my prediction was that this counter-Narrative event would be back-paged, nothing to see here, move along. Man am I wrong.

    I never guessed a black male Muslim refugee-immigrant police officer having a snap reaction and shooting dead a white female Australian immigrant would be because white people voting for Trump. But it is, don’t you know, Mr. Duck, where are you when we need you, we need guidance and direction here!

    But in hindsight it makes sense? The Establishment will defend a white officer taking the life of a black person, but they won’t defend a black officer taking the life of a white person? If it is racist for the Man to lie and cover up and dissemble to protect a white, (would you believe Hispanic-American indigenous?) officer, it is doubly racist to not lie and cover up and dissemble to protect an immigrant black officer?

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  55. @Jack Highlands
    Conservative American reading about Sweden: 'Damn, I’m glad I live in a country full of armed citizens who would make Syrian rapefugees feel about as welcome as Hillary Clinton at a Trump rally.'

    NRA Texan reading about Minnesota: 'Damn, I’m glad I live in a state full of hateful rednecks who would make Somalians feel about as welcome as Al Sharpton at a Klan meeting.'

    Actual Texan Oathkeepers: 'You think Sam Houston would've wanted Texas to stay White? Our Mexican sidekick here will choke you.'

    Tough talk.

    Yeah we’re at the point where the immivasion is reaching every state. The time to guffaw about how bad another state has it in terms of “cultural enrichment” is over.

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    I'm not guffawing about anything. You can cry about how you are being mistreated or you can be a man and do something about it. Your choice.

    I don't think whining and complaining on a message board is going to get the job done.
  56. “We would like to express our extreme displeasure at your choice of our new sheriff. The fact that you have sent him here just goes to prove that you are the leading asshole in the state.”

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  57. Let’s dig through Hillary Clinton’s “basket of deplorables” to see who is really to blame in all of this: “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic, you name it.” Just a minute, hmmmm …. Ok, I think this falls under the “you name it” class of offenses. Not a simple “ism” or “obia”, nevertheless: “unarmed Minnesota white women who run toward police cars making black, armed affirmative-action-hired officers feel the effects of systemic racism and thus threatened.” Clearly, a justified shooting.
    See: http://fosterspeak.blogspot…

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  58. Clyde says:
    @Reginald Maplethorp
    Anyone else notice that Damond has gone from "yoga instructor" in the initial coverage to "spiritual healer"?

    Anyone else notice that Damond has gone from “yoga instructor” in the initial coverage to “spiritual healer”?

    I suppose she can be both. When Obama first got in he was hailed as a “light bringer” by a San Fran Chron columnist. http://www.sfgate.com/entertainment/morford/article/Is-Obama-an-enlightened-being-Spiritual-wise-2544395.php

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  59. Jake says:
    @Daniel Williams
    Good God, those people are stupid. But what is anyone supposed to do about them?

    Quarantine yourself from them.

    Liberalism is a disease, one of self-righteous fury increasingly disconnected from reality. And like Islam, it demands that everyone submit, or be destroyed. The end result called Peace.

    You cannot save a dyed-in-the-wool Liberal. He/she/ze/they/It is impervious to facts and logic. All you can do is separate yourself from Liberals, allowing them to have their lands, which they will rule and ruin, as did the Mohammedans.

    Minnesota allows us to see things that most of the gatekeepers of American conservative thought in, say the post WW2 period, and the gatekeepers of non-Mainstream American conservative thought of the past couple of decades both have failed to notice: not only does Nordic (almost always meaning culturally/linguistically Germanic {and again, Anglo-Saxon IS Germanic} hegemony NOT prevent the rise of Liberalism, but it seems that the more Nordic, the more fully and deeply Germanic the ‘culture, the more it will breed an insane Liberalism that eventually will reveal itself as suicidal.

    Minnesota was Nordic white to the perfect T. It was filled with Swedes, Norwegians, Danes, Germans, Dutch, WASPs. Minnesota used to be so thoroughly Nordic that militantly Anglophone Protestant Scots-Irish were seen as strangely out of place in many ways. All the Nordics knew that the few Irish and Polish and other Slavic Catholics were pitifully inferior and often plotting to harm the poor, innocent Negroes and Jews who only wanted freedom. And so in need of superior Germanic Nords slapping them back into place, to help the Numinous Negroes.

    Jews did NOT somehow trick the Germanic Nords into forgetting their native cultural conservatism. Minnesota Nords were always ready to jump fully into the Liberal cesspool, with same level of self-righteous idiocy as Jews, but much more naivete. That is what their culture – late stage Protestant, secularist post-Christian Germanic revolt against Christendom – necessarily must produce.

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    Another major component was working class German and Scandinavian socialism they brought to America.

    I believe Hubert Humphrey (long tine senator, Vice President, candidate for president) founded an all White NAACP in 1948 when he was in Minneapolis. Humphrey was VP when the monstrous 1968 affirmative action bill was passed. He was the main honcho who got it through congress. He loudly proclaimed that only qualified blacks would be given affirmative action jobs.
  60. @David Davenport

    But she is a lesbian so i presume that stops in its tracks any criticisms and thoughts that this victimized grievance lunatic was unfit for employment of any kind

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  61. Dr. X says:

    Mayor of Minneapolis

    a white woman married to a black man

    fires white (and Canadian Amerindian) lesbian police chief after Somali diversity hire shoots

    white, unarmed LEGAL immigrant

    yoga lady, replaces her with black guy with inscrutable name Medaria Arradondo

    You couldn’t make this stuff up if you were trying to write parody.

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  62. Bleuteaux says:
    @unpc downunder
    It wouldn't surprise me if Minnesota ends up in worse shape than Sweden twenty years in the future. Eventually Sweden, like the rest of Europe, is going decide that importing refugees for cheap labour is a bad idea when you have self-driving taxis and robot burger flippers. However, Minnesota is part of the colonial Anglosphere that loves to bring in immigrants to support its craving for making money out of property development. To the property development junkies, even bad immigrants are useful as they encourage whites to push even further out into the real estate periphery to escape them.

    Absolutely. The #1 driving reason behind all immigration, even H1B type. They want more development, more retail, more infrastructure.

    The Midwestern state where I am from (different from the one I’m living in) has seen this over and over the last 50 years. Maybe it started with forced busing. The suburbs sprang up. And then, one or two times over, the suburbs were taken over, and people fled farther out. Now, we’re pretty much at the point where there’s no where to flee.

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  63. George says:

    Oh, who cares if Medaria Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Arradondo is the new police chief. It doesn’t matter because Jesus. “…except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain” Psalm 127:1. See it really doesn’t matter in the grand scheme of things.

    “Mainline” churches are emptying. The political effects (on voting) could be huge.

    https://www.vox.com/the-big-idea/2017/7/14/15959682/evangelical-mainline-voting-patterns-trump

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  64. @guest
    "Do-gooderism is doing the whole state in."

    Last time I was in Minneapolis, I saw countless signs with rainbow decorations, saying something like "All are welcome." Which I guess is a World War G/T thing. In the hipster neighborhoods, there are all sorts of signs offering safe spaces and refuge. Which I thought one only finds on college campuses. In an apartment building near the elevators I saw a panic phone and an escape route mapped out on the wall. Not for fires, so far as I could tell. Just in case you're being chased down by packs of Haven Monahans.

    For gay bars, it makes sense. They wanna attract the "smalltown boys" running away from mommy and daddy. "Need a place to crash, lil' buddy?" But the rest of it? The people who put up these signs are the sort of people who should have authority. But they're afraid of their own shadows.

    The rest of us, in the suburbs we're being inundated. My town has long been brown. It's increasingly Asian and Muslim. But the biggest demographic growth has to be blacks. I graduated with three blacks in my class of 300. Now I see like 9 of them every time I leave the house. The cities must be dumping them on us. They're scared of the Black Lives Matter signs next door to their All Are Welcome signs.

    In the hinterlands live not-quite deplorables. Rednecks and possibly Nazis. The ones from whom refugees flee to safe spaces. They are our only hope.

    the signs are not so much a WWG/T thing as a general virtue signal that the person inside won’t STAND for this HATE. fill in the blank on that one but they’ve definitely only shown up post-trump.

    the virtue-signalling to your affluent and/or ultra-liberal neighbors who are 95 percent on your side is the most telling part of the yard sign activism enterprise.

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  65. @dr kill
    Who does her hair? Ronnie Wood?

    it’s definitely a running joke. thankfully, we won’t have ol’ janee or her hair helmet and dayglo skin toner to kick around any more.

    in other news, i should pick a handle less prone to brutal misspellings

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  66. El Dato says:
    @Stebbing Heuer
    'Police state' OR 'anarchy'?

    Why feel forced to choose between them? With the current regime of anarcho-tyranny, you get both.

    Plus an extra 20% of washing powder for FREE!

    (It’s really Orwell’s 1984 – permanent dystopian chaos underneath which you can engineer anything if you are in the right ministry)

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  67. Bill B. says:

    I checked out Washburn Avenue, 51st West on Streetview and for the umpteenth time marveled at how pleasant so many ‘ordinary’ urban areas are in the United States.

    The houses are not in any way grand but the general affect is very pleasant. That space, the trees, the grass, the general sense of ease.

    Americans will miss it when it is gone.

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  68. Ganderson says:

    Mill City Madness! I grew up in the Twin Cities- albeit in St. Paul, which has its own issues, rather than Minneapolis. ( Back then there was a divide between the two cities- MPLS was Scandinavian and Lutheran, while St.Paul was Irish, German and Catholic) I get back there a couple times a year, and I’ve seem the decline – Mpls’ North Side resembles parts of Detroit, and the Cedar-Riverside apartment complex, built in the early ’70s as student housing ( the West Bank campus of the U of M is immediately adjacent) is now an East African slum. Franklin Avenue, which ran through the Indian ghetto (woo-woo, not dot) is now littered with halala butchers and other signs of creeping Islamization. I’d have never imagined Franklin could get worse, but there you go. My guess is that the Chief and the mayor live in neither Cedar-Riverside nor on Franklin.
    Two places I visit regularly and have great fondness for (Sweden and Minnesota) are both committing suicide. It makes me sad. Oh, and the Twins lost last night, too.

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  69. Mr. Anon says:
    @Steve Sailer
    Patricia Arquette as Hillary.

    When they shot Primary Colors, they went with Travolta in the Bill Clinton role and Emma Thompson as Hillary. That sort of worked in that Travolta is, like President Bill, a star, but it also didn't work for the expected ethnic reasons.

    Patricia Arquette as Hillary.

    Rosanna Arquette looks more like Hillary. Rebecca DeMornay would be good in the role too.

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  70. The lady protester with the yellow safety vest breaks into some type of Southern sounding speaking voice that is highly effective. The Black guys show some decent speaking styles too. The one Black guy uses the half ask and half ax style of pronouncing the word asking. Many times pronouncing the word ASKING trips up Blacks in public speaking. There are a lot of words I can’t pronounce properly while speaking in public, so I don’t use them.

    The general atmosphere has to be somewhat disconcerting to upper middle class property developer Minnesotans who have to figure out if they can make more money with riots that bring federal government money to build more government housing or if the riots will cause their currently held property values to sink. A lot of future events might unfold from the atmosphere of that press conference.

    Minnesota Multicultural Mayhem is the new 3M.

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  71. Ganderson says:

    Two further notes: many towns in outstate Minnesota have been third world-ized as well- this time its the meatpackers, not Lutheran Social Services or Catholic Charities that are to blame. Towns like Worthington, WIllmar, and Windom are unrecognizable.

    Several years ago I got into an online argument on Wil Wilkinson’s site about urban decay/decline. This guy lived in St. Paul, and I’d guess he didn’t grow up there, but his argument was something like “My neighborhood is OK, and the Twin Cities have better restaurants, so what’s the problem?” I’m sure he never went over to the East Side of St. Paul, which used to be solid blue collar when my father grew up there in the 20′s and 30′s near the corner of Arkwright and Maryland ( That’s for you, Reg Caesar and Rurik!) Now it’s a slum. Theodore Roosevelt HS in South Minneapolis no longer has a hockey team- Among the famous Teds (in addition to our own Rurik) were Mike Ramsey of the ’80 Olympic team, Badger Bob Johnson, who was a great coach at Wisconsin and won a Cup with the Penguins, attended Minneapolis Central, but coached at Roosevelt, and Reed Larson, who had a long career in the NHL, in addition to having been on the Gophers’ first NCAA championship squad. All gone, although I hear the Teds are good at soccer, all du to population replacement. No one was asked if they wanted this to happen. That decision was made by the SJWs who run the state. Sad.

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  72. Ganderson says:
    @Ganderson
    Mill City Madness! I grew up in the Twin Cities- albeit in St. Paul, which has its own issues, rather than Minneapolis. ( Back then there was a divide between the two cities- MPLS was Scandinavian and Lutheran, while St.Paul was Irish, German and Catholic) I get back there a couple times a year, and I've seem the decline - Mpls' North Side resembles parts of Detroit, and the Cedar-Riverside apartment complex, built in the early '70s as student housing ( the West Bank campus of the U of M is immediately adjacent) is now an East African slum. Franklin Avenue, which ran through the Indian ghetto (woo-woo, not dot) is now littered with halala butchers and other signs of creeping Islamization. I'd have never imagined Franklin could get worse, but there you go. My guess is that the Chief and the mayor live in neither Cedar-Riverside nor on Franklin.
    Two places I visit regularly and have great fondness for (Sweden and Minnesota) are both committing suicide. It makes me sad. Oh, and the Twins lost last night, too.

    Halal!

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  73. anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    And to think that this all started with the Hart-Cellar Act of 1965.

    What’s that old saying? “The road to hell is paved with good intentions.”

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  74. I’m afraid the sensible Minnesota of Marge Gunderson and Wade Gustafson is gone forever. And old Bill Diehl was probably jailed for redlining the Somali neighborhoods. Perhaps the Coen Bros. should look into doing a “Fargo” sequel.

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  75. Cagey Beast says: • Website

    Have I been lied to by Prairie Home Companion all these years?

    We had a quite similar show up here on CBC Radio called The Vinyl Café. This stuff is the opiate of the post-White, post-Christian, post-rational normie. Nice White people take a break from fascinating their own extinction by pretending they’re still back in the homogeneous communities of their childhood. “Sad!” as Trump would say.

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  76. Thea says:
    @Jack Highlands
    Conservative American reading about Sweden: 'Damn, I’m glad I live in a country full of armed citizens who would make Syrian rapefugees feel about as welcome as Hillary Clinton at a Trump rally.'

    NRA Texan reading about Minnesota: 'Damn, I’m glad I live in a state full of hateful rednecks who would make Somalians feel about as welcome as Al Sharpton at a Klan meeting.'

    Actual Texan Oathkeepers: 'You think Sam Houston would've wanted Texas to stay White? Our Mexican sidekick here will choke you.'

    Tough talk.

    Agreed

    And anyhow, being armed means nothing with out hierarchy & skilled leadership.

    Our nation of Americans as we conceive them no longer exists.

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  77. @Mis(ter)Anthrope
    Damn, I'm glad I live in a state full of hateful rednecks who would make Somalians feel about as welcome as Al Sharpton at a klan meeting.

    To hell with nice.

    And you have curly hair and small brains hillbilly he he.

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  78. Cagey Beast says: • Website

    Will Minneapolis turn out to be the Dien Bien Phu of Nice White Ladies? Have they finally met their Waterloo? Of course not. Nice White Ladies dodge direct confrontations. They don’t metaphorically ‘die’ on any hill; they just retreat, regroup and start pushing their agenda from a slightly different angle. Hillary Clinton is a fine example. She was nowhere to be seen on election night but boy was she back spinning her web just a little bit later.

    What’s my point? It’s that the Hillarys of this world can keep on going forever. It’s only the Trumps and Putins that thwart them. By the way, Nice White Ladies come in both sexes; they’re just more likely to be actual females. Paul Ryan is a Nice White Lady trapped in a male body.

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  79. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company? 3M?

    Minnesota Multicultural Mayhem is the new 3M.

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  80. Marat says:
    @Grumpy
    Minnesota is a deeply troubled place. Do-gooderism is doing the whole state in.

    I have no idea if she is a Lutheran, but at her interrupted press conference Mayor Hodges sounded just like a modern Lutheran pastor giving a sermon. (Incidentally, there are a lot of female Lutheran pastors in Minnesota. It's one of those jobs that men don't seem to want anymore.)

    Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota has been at the forefront of bringing refugees to Minnesota, as Ann Corcoran has been tirelessly documenting for a long time. Corcoran points out that the CEO of Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota was recently making $387,000 per year.

    https://anncorcoran2016.org/2016/01/06/lutheran-social-services-expanding-somali-muslim-population-of-minnesota/

    https://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/2011/01/21/why-so-many-somalis-in-minneapolis/

    Minnesota is our very own little Sweden.

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  81. Cagey Beast says: • Website
    @Jack Highlands
    Conservative American reading about Sweden: 'Damn, I’m glad I live in a country full of armed citizens who would make Syrian rapefugees feel about as welcome as Hillary Clinton at a Trump rally.'

    NRA Texan reading about Minnesota: 'Damn, I’m glad I live in a state full of hateful rednecks who would make Somalians feel about as welcome as Al Sharpton at a Klan meeting.'

    Actual Texan Oathkeepers: 'You think Sam Houston would've wanted Texas to stay White? Our Mexican sidekick here will choke you.'

    Tough talk.

    Quite right. It’s reminds me of all the schadenfreude “conservative” Americans feel when talking about Muslim no-go zones in France or Belgium. How many vibrant no-go zones have existed in US cities for generations? How many new ones were surrendered as Whites understandably fled formerly prosperous neighbourhoods? I guess Detroit and Camden, NJ don’t count because it’s just differently tinted fellow Americans who threaten your life and property? Eurofags are cheese-eating surrender monkeys but White people moving elsewhere, while spouting cucky sounds, are tough guys. Interesting distinction.

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    "White people moving elsewhere, spouting cucky sounds, are tough guys. ..."

    You will never hear me spouting "cucky sounds" and I will never move elsewhere.

    It bothers me that there are approximately 50,000 Somalians in MSP, yet local whites, who greatly outnumber them, seem scared to death of them. My question is, why?

    Are there no real white men there willing to let them know that they are will make life a living hell for them if they rape white women and cause chaos?

    Apparently not. The problem is that there are too many white pencil neck pussies with neck beards, like basquebritishhavesmallbrains. Guys like that get what they deserve.
  82. @TheJester
    I'm wondering if Minneapolis is a window on the future of Americas "blue" cities ... a natural progression as the ideological flotsam of Cultural Marxism, feminism, diversity, and globalization reaches its reductio ad absurdum.

    What God has wrought ...!

    I'm chuckling over these Minnesota SJWs. They're really funny. They should take their act to the Improv. Slapstick comedy doesn't get any better.

    “I’m wondering if Minneapolis is a window on the future of Americas “blue” cities ….”

    Minneapolis is an example of how a city becomes a “blue city” like Detroit, Baltimore, Gary, Bridgeport, etc. ad nauseum.

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  83. Barnard says:
    @David Davenport

    Harteau previously opposed having body cameras at all and refused to cut short her vacation to come back and address the shooting. I’m sure her replacement will probably be even worse, but she deserved to get fired.

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  84. Paul Kersey says: • Website

    Liberalism/Democracy denouement is on full display in Minneapolis, where those clinging to racial egalitarian view of humanity eat each other to prove who is more equal.

    Eloi and Morlock coexisting… impossible.

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  85. res says:
    @Steve Sailer
    Two former Baltimore police officers pleaded guilty Friday to federal racketeering charges, admitting that they committed armed robberies, made fraudulent overtime claims and filed false affidavits.

    Detectives Maurice Ward and Evodio Hendrix

    Evodio Hendrix is black? Really?

    See a reader’s comment 37 which has a captioned picture of the seven involved. I wonder why they split the defendants like that? The other five are scheduled for trial in January 2018.

    edit: Doh! Looks like one of Steve’s deadpan jokes got me.

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  86. MEH 0910 says:
    @Steve Sailer
    Kensington and Chelsea ... oh boy ...

    Elvis Costello & The Attractions – (I Don’t Want To Go To) Chelsea

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  87. Cagey Beast says: • Website
    @Mark Spahn (West Seneca, NY)
    "In alternative universe, President Hillary Clinton and Attorney General Michelle Alexander try to scratch each other’s eyes out over whose side Justice Department will be on in Minneapolis fiasco."

    Hey, that's a great idea: the alternate history of what would be happening now if only Hillary had been elected. This premise is very fruitful too, something a news-driven TV series could be based on. Are any such TV series in development? Making some armchair casting decisions...

    It might be a good thing for social peace. If one side wins the White House, the other side gets a Netflix series about an imaginary White House run by their folks. It would keep a lot of Pussy Hats off the streets.

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  88. @Chief Seattle
    How could anyone rationally respond to that heckling? There's no reasoning to be done, no ideas could possibly be exchanged. How could a democracy ever exist with a citizens like that? The only options are a police state or anarchy.

    How could anyone rationally respond to that heckling?

    Roberts Rules of Order are racist, yo!

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  89. PJ says:
    @Daniel Williams
    Good God, those people are stupid. But what is anyone supposed to do about them?

    “Here (in America)… the daily panorama of human existence, of private and communal folly – the unending procession of governmental extortions and chicaneries, of commercial brigandages and throat slittings, of theological buffoneeries, of aesthetic ribaldries, of legal swindles and harlotries, of miscellaneous rogueries, villainies, imbecilities, grotesqueries, and extravagances – is so inordinately gross and preposterous, so perfectly brought up to the highest conceivable amperage, so steadily enriched with an almost fabulous daring and originality, that only a person born with a petrified diaphragm can fail to laugh himself to sleep every night and wake up with all the eager, unflagging expectation of a Sunday-School superintendent touring the Paris peep-shows.”
    –HL Mencken

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  90. Anon7 says:

    OT: Regular brand media offers stories about how immigrant entrepreneurs lift up America, like Sergei Brin and Jerry Yang. Immigration benefits America!

    OTOH, off-brand media offer stories about criminal entrepreneurs who run vast Medicare/Medicaid scams, like Rashid, Mozeb, Betro, Omar, Zahoor, Pappas and Haq. Apparently not all immigration benefits America.

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  91. Abe says: • Website
    @guest
    "Does any of this make sense?"

    Yes, in a way. Someone's got to win. They're playing a game with no rules, and no one knows who's winning or how to win. They know the prize is power, at least. Maybe power over a pile of ashes when it's all done.

    Yes, in a way. Someone’s got to win. They’re playing a game with no rules, and no one knows who’s winning or how to win. They know the prize is power, at least. Maybe power over a pile of ashes when it’s all done.

    I’d normally just give this comment a lazy “AGREE” button-push, but since UNZ.com no longer deems me an active member of the community (10 comments in the last 30 days. Seriously, Ron? I was on vacation last week with my family and really trying to keep a lid on my Internet use) I have to express my approval for this the long way, which is good since a simple “AGREE” could not convey just how beautiful and true the original writer’s words are-

    “No one know who’s winning or how to win”
    “Maybe power over a pile of ashes when it’s all done.”

    No more poetic words have been crafted to describe the inner logic of white feminism and dyversity’s strange alliance that I’m aware of. Wonderful!

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    • Replies: @Jack D
    They all want the Magic Dirt but as soon as they touch it, the magic disappears. By winning, you have lost. All leftist fairy tales end this way - Cuba, Venezuela, etc. Successful parasites do not kill their host but human parasites are greedy - they don't just want a little blood meal, they won't stop until they have drained you dry and done a little war dance on your bones.
  92. JimB says:
    @Ripple Earthdevil
    Mayor Hodges' husband:

    http://www.startribune.com/mpls-mayor-hodges-husband-a-leader-in-racial-transit-issues/241030731/

    Figures.

    How are we going to blame the Jews for all this multi-culti craziness?

    Betsy Hodges looks like Kathleen Turner as Serial Mom.

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  93. Erik L says:

    Do I understand correctly that the black man yelling at the mayor to resign is doing so in part because the police shot the white lady? That’s nice

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    • Replies: @SMK
    The eye-bulging, vein-popping, white-hating, idiotic, deranged, minatory ravings of this black lunatic, which I feared would never end without violence, had nothing to do with the murder of a white woman by a Somali cop and everything to do with the shooting and killing of a black thug by a Mestizo-Amerindian cop, justifiably so given his rational fears. The only reason there was no violence at this conference is because there was no resistance to the black mob by either the police or white counter-protesters.
  94. SMK says: • Website
    @Anonymous
    I haven't even watched the whole video or even read all the comments yet, but I'm pretty inclined to agree with the black dude. And not for entirely disparate reasons.

    If you still believe this after watching the video, you’re evil and/or insane!

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  95. @Wilkey
    The entire Left will eventually organize itself into one giant circular firing squad.

    You’re wrong, it will be a square firing squad. It should be common sense that the use of such a phallus symbol such as firearms and a feminine circle in such a passive role is an inherently misogynistic and deplorable action.

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  96. @Don't Look at Me
    Note how she dare not disagree with the black male with the forceful personality. She knows the victim hierarchy very well.

    Nah, not when you look at who Hodges is married to. I suspect he was sent down there by Gary Cunningham to help get the ball rolling on what will end up being a major funding grift.

    http://www.startribune.com/mpls-mayor-hodges-husband-a-leader-in-racial-transit-issues/241030731/

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  97. Art Deco says:
    @Grumpy
    Minnesota is a deeply troubled place. Do-gooderism is doing the whole state in.

    I have no idea if she is a Lutheran, but at her interrupted press conference Mayor Hodges sounded just like a modern Lutheran pastor giving a sermon. (Incidentally, there are a lot of female Lutheran pastors in Minnesota. It's one of those jobs that men don't seem to want anymore.)

    Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota has been at the forefront of bringing refugees to Minnesota, as Ann Corcoran has been tirelessly documenting for a long time. Corcoran points out that the CEO of Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota was recently making $387,000 per year.

    https://anncorcoran2016.org/2016/01/06/lutheran-social-services-expanding-somali-muslim-population-of-minnesota/

    https://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/2011/01/21/why-so-many-somalis-in-minneapolis/

    I have no idea if she is a Lutheran, but at her interrupted press conference Mayor Hodges sounded just like a modern Lutheran pastor giving a sermon. (Incidentally, there are a lot of female Lutheran pastors in Minnesota. It’s one of those jobs that men don’t seem to want anymore.)

    Congregationalist. Her grandfather was a minister. Some of her family attend the UCC congregation in Wayzata, Mn.

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    • Replies: @Jake
    The Congregational Churches are the still independent churches of the New England Puritans. The other half of the Puritan churches formed the United Church of Christ, which is even more Liberal, perhaps, than the Congregational churches.

    With that in mind, let's focus on ethnic cultural heritage in America (assuming the post is approved) and the ties to Liberalism and a conservative opposition. David Hackett Fischer in Albion's Seed demonstrates rather conclusively that American culture is a composite of 4 very distinct migrations from various parts of the British Isles. Two of those would form Southern culture, which, obvious to anyone with even a tenth of a brain, is far more conservative than the rest of America.

    The other two would form Northern culture. Those two were each defined by religion primarily. One is the nearly 100% ethnically pure Anglo-Saxon Puritan group, and the other is the mostly English midlands Quaker group.

    So the good old fashioned Anglo-Saxon values that many - say the dolts at VDARE - wish to revive are summed perfectly in the Congregationalist church, the United Church of Christ, and Quakers.

    Toss in the indispensable fact that the Anglo-Saxon Puritans were viciously murderous Judaizers, and there you have it.


    Let him who has eyes to see, see.
  98. Art Deco says:
    @Steve Sailer
    I've quoted that Walt Disney speech about the Frontier, but Disney made a fortune off the exurban crabgrass frontier. He was going to build Disneyland in suburban Burbank, CA next to his studio, but he couldn't assemble a big enough parcel of land, so he built it in exurban Orange County and that was a huge success. Then he did it again in Orlando, which was nowheresville before Disney, but is now considered a metropolis.

    Then he did it again in Orlando, which was nowheresville before Disney, but is now considered a metropolis.

    Just about every part of Florida south of the panhandle has seen tremendous demographic growth since 1940. The population north of greater Orlando has grown 3-fold, but the remainder of the state has grown 15-fold. It’s the whole situation, not just Disney.

    Greater Orlando has grown about 4-fold since 1970. It was a city of middling size back then (think of Stockton or Dayton today). About 15% of the local labor force is accounted for by Disney or knock-on effects of Disney.

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    • Replies: @Jack D
    Maybe some of this development might have occurred without Disney but Disney certainly brought a lot of attention to that part of the state and without Disney it might have taken a couple of more decades for the area to develop.

    This growth coincides with: 1. cheap, safe and rapid air travel and 2. air conditioning, without which Florida was much less attractive.
    , @anonguy

    Greater Orlando has grown about 4-fold since 1970. It was a city of middling size back then (think of Stockton or Dayton today).
     
    I spent about 6 months in Orlando in 1985. Even for a booming sunbelt city, the place had an unbelievable amount of construction going on, every orange grove in sight was being bulldozed.

    Winter Park was the only part of town I found classy/attractive.
  99. Lurker says:
    @unpc downunder
    It wouldn't surprise me if Minnesota ends up in worse shape than Sweden twenty years in the future. Eventually Sweden, like the rest of Europe, is going decide that importing refugees for cheap labour is a bad idea when you have self-driving taxis and robot burger flippers. However, Minnesota is part of the colonial Anglosphere that loves to bring in immigrants to support its craving for making money out of property development. To the property development junkies, even bad immigrants are useful as they encourage whites to push even further out into the real estate periphery to escape them.

    Eventually Sweden, like the rest of Europe, is going decide that importing refugees for cheap labour is a bad idea

    I’m not sure I’ve ever heard it claimed that the newly imported undertow was supposed to be there to work. Sweden went straight to the virtue signaling, humanitarian superpower nonsense.

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  100. Jack D says:
    @Abe

    Yes, in a way. Someone’s got to win. They’re playing a game with no rules, and no one knows who’s winning or how to win. They know the prize is power, at least. Maybe power over a pile of ashes when it’s all done.
     
    I'd normally just give this comment a lazy "AGREE" button-push, but since UNZ.com no longer deems me an active member of the community (10 comments in the last 30 days. Seriously, Ron? I was on vacation last week with my family and really trying to keep a lid on my Internet use) I have to express my approval for this the long way, which is good since a simple "AGREE" could not convey just how beautiful and true the original writer's words are-

    "No one know who's winning or how to win"
    "Maybe power over a pile of ashes when it's all done."

    No more poetic words have been crafted to describe the inner logic of white feminism and dyversity's strange alliance that I'm aware of. Wonderful!

    They all want the Magic Dirt but as soon as they touch it, the magic disappears. By winning, you have lost. All leftist fairy tales end this way – Cuba, Venezuela, etc. Successful parasites do not kill their host but human parasites are greedy – they don’t just want a little blood meal, they won’t stop until they have drained you dry and done a little war dance on your bones.

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  101. Abe says: • Website
    @King Baeksu
    "But I wore a hijab in numerous public appearances. Why don't they love me?"

    “But I wore a hijab in numerous public appearances. Why don’t they love me?”

    blue hijab real-life /
    watch HANDMAID’S TALE chills down spine /
    go girl! CURRENT YEAR

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  102. Jack D says:
    @Art Deco
    Then he did it again in Orlando, which was nowheresville before Disney, but is now considered a metropolis.

    Just about every part of Florida south of the panhandle has seen tremendous demographic growth since 1940. The population north of greater Orlando has grown 3-fold, but the remainder of the state has grown 15-fold. It's the whole situation, not just Disney.

    Greater Orlando has grown about 4-fold since 1970. It was a city of middling size back then (think of Stockton or Dayton today). About 15% of the local labor force is accounted for by Disney or knock-on effects of Disney.

    Maybe some of this development might have occurred without Disney but Disney certainly brought a lot of attention to that part of the state and without Disney it might have taken a couple of more decades for the area to develop.

    This growth coincides with: 1. cheap, safe and rapid air travel and 2. air conditioning, without which Florida was much less attractive.

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    • Replies: @JohnnyWalker123
    Florida has amazingly brutal humidity. Without air conditioning, it'd be unbearable. Heck, even with air conditioning, it's tough. Floridians spend 4 months a year hiding indoors.
    , @Johann Ricke

    This growth coincides with: 1. cheap, safe and rapid air travel and 2. air conditioning, without which Florida was much less attractive.
     
    Orlando's growth was higher before Disney showed up. As of 1965, 10% of American homes had air conditioning. Orlando's fastest growth decade was 1960. At no point after Disney showed up in 1970, was Orlando's % population growth faster than in the decades before 1960. A big chunk of this slowdown probably had to do with Disney buying up ~50 sq miles of land around Orlando (~100 sq miles) for its theme park, thereby limiting Orlando's options for annexing neighboring towns.
  103. Jack D says:
    @PiltdownMan
    Police Chief Harteau said that which must not be said and was fired by the craven mayor, Betsy Hodges.

    "On our squad cars you will find the words, 'To protect with courage and serve with compassion'. This did not happen."

    "Justine didn't have to die," she said.

    "I believe the actions in question go against who we are as a department, how we train and the expectations we have for our officers."

    She was a police chief who directly criticized the actions of a Somali/black/diversity hire cop. A big no-no.

    I don’t think that was it. Hodge’s political ship is sinking and she was looking for someone to cast overboard in the hopes of keeping the ship afloat. “The buck stops THERE”.

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    • Replies: @Excal
    This seems very plausible. Besides, the only thing which the average liberal female hates more than a conservative male is other liberal females.
  104. Whiskey says: • Website

    Exhibit A on why White Women are the reason for the decline of the West. The pill, condom, anonymous urban living, and increased female earnings as well as female-driven mass media consumerism, the steroids of degeneracy and diversity, lead to this:

    A. A Nice White Lady married to a Black dude who dons a burqua and is reflexively anti-White male.
    B. A Nice White Lesbian lady posing as another Chief Liawatha who is also reflexively White.
    C. A Somali cop who is either stupidly incompetent, or reflexively anti-White and either deliberately murdered a White woman because he could, or stupidly killed her because he had the brains of a flea and the courage of a mouse.
    D. Angry Black people whose main objection seems to be any investigation of any Black person for the killing of any White person. No matter how bad the situation and how unjustified the shooting.

    And all of this is organic. Sweden, Minnesota, etc. will surrender completely to the Third World because White women there want to surrender to whichever men are the loudest, stupidest, most aggressive, and dominant. White northern germanics have through millenia of bloody internecine combat dialed down that stuff so that endless blood-wars don’t happen. Its how they got along and invented modern society (which women HATE HATE HATE like a double dose of Baseball stats and race realism).

    Pretty much every Nice White Lady yearns to live in Game of Thrones, or at least Sons of Anarchy. Places like Texas have more White dudes who are not nice, but dominant and swaggering which are the only male qualities that count for most Nice White ladies. And the fatal flaw of White dudes is their innate, genetic desire to placate their women. Its hard-wired, which is why it is so HARD for White dudes to be the A-hole playas and so easy for Black and Muslim dudes to wield the pimp hand — for those men its also hard wired.

    The West is falling because of HBD. White men are simply too intelligent for White women, who on the whole with enabling technology like the pill and condom prefer non-White male domination and highly unequal societies so they can be the mistress of the non-White male rulers.

    Look at Zuck, Gates, etc. Even nothing oilmen and real estate billionaires with a fraction of their wealth generate more bimbo adventuresses; above a level of survival, women won’t put up with nerdy male intelligence no matter how much the money. Donald T. Sterling had more bimbos after him than Zuck. What does that say?

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    • Replies: @ben tillman

    The West is falling because of HBD. White men are simply too intelligent for White women, who on the whole with enabling technology like the pill and condom prefer non-White male domination and highly unequal societies so they can be the mistress of the non-White male rulers.
     
    Lunacy. And stupid on its own terms.
    , @Jack Hanson
    You need to stop cut and pasting this mad lib in every post.
  105. @Jack D
    Maybe some of this development might have occurred without Disney but Disney certainly brought a lot of attention to that part of the state and without Disney it might have taken a couple of more decades for the area to develop.

    This growth coincides with: 1. cheap, safe and rapid air travel and 2. air conditioning, without which Florida was much less attractive.

    Florida has amazingly brutal humidity. Without air conditioning, it’d be unbearable. Heck, even with air conditioning, it’s tough. Floridians spend 4 months a year hiding indoors.

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    • Replies: @Autochthon
    Would to God air conditioning had never been invented. It has done more to faciliate the disposession of my people by frail, carpetbagging scum than the War of Northern Aggression ever did.
  106. anonguy says:
    @Art Deco
    Then he did it again in Orlando, which was nowheresville before Disney, but is now considered a metropolis.

    Just about every part of Florida south of the panhandle has seen tremendous demographic growth since 1940. The population north of greater Orlando has grown 3-fold, but the remainder of the state has grown 15-fold. It's the whole situation, not just Disney.

    Greater Orlando has grown about 4-fold since 1970. It was a city of middling size back then (think of Stockton or Dayton today). About 15% of the local labor force is accounted for by Disney or knock-on effects of Disney.

    Greater Orlando has grown about 4-fold since 1970. It was a city of middling size back then (think of Stockton or Dayton today).

    I spent about 6 months in Orlando in 1985. Even for a booming sunbelt city, the place had an unbelievable amount of construction going on, every orange grove in sight was being bulldozed.

    Winter Park was the only part of town I found classy/attractive.

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  107. @Stebbing Heuer
    Ok, so that's the 'Minnesota Nice' that I've heard so much about.

    Honestly, the mayor deserves to go. Her press conference after the murder of the yoga lady was just one meaningless, empty platitude after another.

    Honestly, the mayor deserves to go. Her press conference after the murder of the yoga lady was just one meaningless, empty platitude after another.

    Lots of our public officials “deserve to go.” But we customarily decide these things by elections. If Trump gets to remain President (and I certainly hope he does!), then this dumb broad can try her luck running for a 2nd term in a few months.

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  108. J1234 says:
    @PiltdownMan
    Police Chief Harteau said that which must not be said and was fired by the craven mayor, Betsy Hodges.

    "On our squad cars you will find the words, 'To protect with courage and serve with compassion'. This did not happen."

    "Justine didn't have to die," she said.

    "I believe the actions in question go against who we are as a department, how we train and the expectations we have for our officers."

    She was a police chief who directly criticized the actions of a Somali/black/diversity hire cop. A big no-no.

    She was a police chief who directly criticized the actions of a Somali/black/diversity hire cop. A big no-no.

    At first, I thought that the protestors (surprisingly) had a modicum of principle because they were protesting on behalf of a white women killed by a black cop. But I think your assessment may be more accurate, at this point.

    The mayor had some black defenders at the conference, too: likely those pleased with their new black chief. Is he Somali, too?

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    • Replies: @Alden
    New chief's last name is misspelled Spanish but he looks standard American Bantu. As long as he's not a White man he's OK with the voters of Minneapolis.
  109. Marty T says:
    @Ripple Earthdevil
    Mayor Hodges' husband:

    http://www.startribune.com/mpls-mayor-hodges-husband-a-leader-in-racial-transit-issues/241030731/

    Figures.

    How are we going to blame the Jews for all this multi-culti craziness?

    Female mudshark mayor, lesbian police chief. Congrats Minneapolis, you’re making New York and Boston seem normal in comparison.

    How do all these “diversity stars” tolerate the below zero temperatures? I’m white and it would not be my cup of tea.

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  110. @JohnnyWalker123
    Florida has amazingly brutal humidity. Without air conditioning, it'd be unbearable. Heck, even with air conditioning, it's tough. Floridians spend 4 months a year hiding indoors.

    Would to God air conditioning had never been invented. It has done more to faciliate the disposession of my people by frail, carpetbagging scum than the War of Northern Aggression ever did.

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    • Agree: Dan Hayes, Alden
    • Replies: @Corn
    I wonder what the demographics and economies of AZ, NV, TX, FL and the deep South would be today if home air conditioning had never been made affordable.
  111. Cortes says:

    The Minneapolis and London hecklers conform to the ABM (Angry Black Male) stereotype beloved of Wambaugh’s surfer cops.

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  112. @Jack Highlands
    Conservative American reading about Sweden: 'Damn, I’m glad I live in a country full of armed citizens who would make Syrian rapefugees feel about as welcome as Hillary Clinton at a Trump rally.'

    NRA Texan reading about Minnesota: 'Damn, I’m glad I live in a state full of hateful rednecks who would make Somalians feel about as welcome as Al Sharpton at a Klan meeting.'

    Actual Texan Oathkeepers: 'You think Sam Houston would've wanted Texas to stay White? Our Mexican sidekick here will choke you.'

    Tough talk.

    Actually, I live in Oklahoma. I am worried about the direction of OKC and Tulsa, but they are nowhere near as far gone as large cities in Texas.

    Rural Oklahoma (where I live) is still a redneck paradise. But I do get your point.

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  113. Hibernian says:
    @Wilkey
    The entire Left will eventually organize itself into one giant circular firing squad.

    Problem is, the Right does the same thing.

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  114. george says:

    “What happened to Minnesotans named Svenson? Have I been lied to by Prairie Home Companion all these years?),”

    Mr Internet says there are about 1000 Svenson+Svensens in Minnesota. Mr Internet does not find all that many Scandinavians in the Prarie states, although culturally they may punch above their demographic weight.

    Garrison Keillor himself seems to have exclusively British ancestry, so he would be considered Trans Scandinavian or Trans Norwegian today. Although when he started his act cultural appropriation was not an issue, as long as it was not done in blackface. But I always assumed he was of partial Scandinavian ancestry.

    As far as highering a Black front man for the police force, my guess is the still largely white rank and file wants it that way so they can have ethnic cover when something goes wrong. The most powerful person in the police force is still the union boss, IMO.

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    • Replies: @Jack Hanson
    Tell your theories about "wanting a black in charge" and "the most powerful official is the union boss" to CPD. Or most any PD.
    , @ben tillman

    “What happened to Minnesotans named Svenson? Have I been lied to by Prairie Home Companion all these years?),”

    Mr Internet says there are about 1000 Svenson+Svensens in Minnesota. Mr Internet does not find all that many Scandinavians in the Prarie states, although culturally they may punch above their demographic weight.
     
    You want to look for Hansons and Nelsons.
  115. Excal says:
    @Jack D
    I don't think that was it. Hodge's political ship is sinking and she was looking for someone to cast overboard in the hopes of keeping the ship afloat. "The buck stops THERE".

    This seems very plausible. Besides, the only thing which the average liberal female hates more than a conservative male is other liberal females.

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  116. JerryC says:

    A Black Lives Matters riot in support of the killer cop would be the perfect conclusion to this story.

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    • Replies: @SMK
    If the Somali cop if charged with murder for shooting and killing a white female, there will be protests, clamorous and disruptive, led by BLM, and possibly resulting in the dismissal or lowering of charges. And if he's tried and convicted and sentenced to prison for even 5 to 10 years, there will be protests for days if not weeks and riots with vandalism and probably deaths, possibly including the murders of innocent whites.
  117. @Reginald Maplethorp
    Anyone else notice that Damond has gone from "yoga instructor" in the initial coverage to "spiritual healer"?

    I’ve seen “meditation teacher” and “life coach” in there too.

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  118. Svigor says:

    How are we going to blame the Jews for all this multi-culti craziness?

    Well you managed to somehow make them the victim, so I guess I’ll have to give it the old college try. Gimme a few.

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  119. @Steve Sailer
    Two former Baltimore police officers pleaded guilty Friday to federal racketeering charges, admitting that they committed armed robberies, made fraudulent overtime claims and filed false affidavits.

    Detectives Maurice Ward and Evodio Hendrix

    Evodio Hendrix is black? Really?

    Is Ward Jewish too ?

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  120. Alden says:
    @Mis(ter)Anthrope
    Damn, I'm glad I live in a state full of hateful rednecks who would make Somalians feel about as welcome as Al Sharpton at a klan meeting.

    To hell with nice.

    What state? Does it have any cities over 500,000? Any meat or poultry packing plants? Any farms, restaurants supermarkets or any aspect of the illegal immigrant infested food industry?

    Be glad you live in a redneck enclave.

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  121. jim jones says:
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    It will be interesting to see if this changes things. Until now the officers were the only surviving witnesses. I wonder if their initial testimony was given before this witness was found.
  122. Corn says:
    @Autochthon
    Would to God air conditioning had never been invented. It has done more to faciliate the disposession of my people by frail, carpetbagging scum than the War of Northern Aggression ever did.

    I wonder what the demographics and economies of AZ, NV, TX, FL and the deep South would be today if home air conditioning had never been made affordable.

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  123. Yada yada says:

    None of this will stop until the last one is put on a boat back to their mother country and the last El Al flight leaves for Israel. A nice white country again….aahhh.

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  124. Anon says: • Disclaimer

    Somewhat OT: What happens when progressive politicians in a rich, white city like San Francisco turn a felony into a misdemeanor? You get an epidemic of car break-ins and smashed windows. Yes, it’s now a misdemeanor there.

    https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/04/san-francisco-crime-policy/479880/

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  125. @PiltdownMan
    Police Chief Harteau said that which must not be said and was fired by the craven mayor, Betsy Hodges.

    "On our squad cars you will find the words, 'To protect with courage and serve with compassion'. This did not happen."

    "Justine didn't have to die," she said.

    "I believe the actions in question go against who we are as a department, how we train and the expectations we have for our officers."

    She was a police chief who directly criticized the actions of a Somali/black/diversity hire cop. A big no-no.

    She was a police chief who directly criticized the actions of a Somali/black/diversity hire cop. A big no-no.

    Then she was replaced by a black police chief. Imagine if a white cop shot a black guy, and they fired the black police chief and replaced him with a white guy. With any luck, the scales will fall from the eyes of MN’s non-black population.

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  126. In po po talk, metro Minneapolis is what is called a giant world class Charles-Foxtrot scenario.

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  127. Lagertha says:

    ok…I’m gonna be so bad girl, right now. Minnesota & the mid-west filled up with the dumbest Scandinavian immigrants since, like, 1890. All these Scandos, for the last 100 years, feel that hard work brings you closer to prosperity/closer to god. But, they stopped believing in god in the 1870′s ( historical famine AND disease) back in Sweden & Norway (Finland less s0 – soil being crummy and all; Finland not being a country until 1917).

    So, Swedes these days, still believe (ridiculously, so ridiculously) their ethical high culture is like a ray of protection or power over what is going on in their suburbs with Muslims. Sad. I could upload shitloads of rapey “foreign” men in Sweden right now.

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  128. Jake says:
    @Art Deco
    I have no idea if she is a Lutheran, but at her interrupted press conference Mayor Hodges sounded just like a modern Lutheran pastor giving a sermon. (Incidentally, there are a lot of female Lutheran pastors in Minnesota. It’s one of those jobs that men don’t seem to want anymore.)

    Congregationalist. Her grandfather was a minister. Some of her family attend the UCC congregation in Wayzata, Mn.

    The Congregational Churches are the still independent churches of the New England Puritans. The other half of the Puritan churches formed the United Church of Christ, which is even more Liberal, perhaps, than the Congregational churches.

    With that in mind, let’s focus on ethnic cultural heritage in America (assuming the post is approved) and the ties to Liberalism and a conservative opposition. David Hackett Fischer in Albion’s Seed demonstrates rather conclusively that American culture is a composite of 4 very distinct migrations from various parts of the British Isles. Two of those would form Southern culture, which, obvious to anyone with even a tenth of a brain, is far more conservative than the rest of America.

    The other two would form Northern culture. Those two were each defined by religion primarily. One is the nearly 100% ethnically pure Anglo-Saxon Puritan group, and the other is the mostly English midlands Quaker group.

    So the good old fashioned Anglo-Saxon values that many – say the dolts at VDARE – wish to revive are summed perfectly in the Congregationalist church, the United Church of Christ, and Quakers.

    Toss in the indispensable fact that the Anglo-Saxon Puritans were viciously murderous Judaizers, and there you have it.

    Let him who has eyes to see, see.

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    • Agree: Kylie
    • Replies: @Art Deco
    The Congregational Churches are the still independent churches of the New England Puritans. The other half of the Puritan churches formed the United Church of Christ, which is even more Liberal, perhaps, than the Congregational churches.

    About 90% of the congregations in question are assembled into the United Church of Christ.


    With that in mind, let’s focus on ethnic cultural heritage in America

    If you're assessing A J Hodges and her family, I'd say you're overthinking it (and looking in the wrong places).


    Toss in the indispensable fact that the Anglo-Saxon Puritans were viciously murderous Judaizers, and there you have it.

    Now I can taste The Crazy.
    , @Peripatetic commenter

    Toss in the indispensable fact that the Anglo-Saxon Puritans were viciously murderous Judaizers, and there you have it.
     
    Wait. Are you this guy who claims that Islam developed out of a Judaizing Christian sect?

    http://www.newenglishreview.org/custpage.cfm/frm/184451/sec_id/184451
    , @Millennial
    Scotland was a Calvinist, Old Testament-thumping, borderline-theocracy before Oliver Cromwell was even born.

    "Viciously murderous judaizers"

    Yeah, homosexuality was a capital crime in Puritan New England, as per Leviticus.

    The rainbow flag waving Congregationalists are literally Puritans, I guess.

    David Hackett Fischer is a talented researcher, but he likes drawing grandiose, ridiculous conclusions (particularly evident in his books on the Revolutionary War).
    , @Reg Cæsar

    Two of those would form Southern culture, which, obvious to anyone with even a tenth of a brain, is far more conservative than the rest of America.
     
    Right. Inviting Africans to our shores and giving them representation in Congress (at the expense of the white states) is "conservative".

    Being outnumbered by those Africans in ones own state is "conservative".

    Being first in line to ratify income taxation and alcohol prohibition is "conservative".

    Endorsing conscription and every foreign war is "conservative".

    Giving obscene electoral margins to a radical-chic patrician who shakes hands with a mass murderer– and turns over whole countries to the murderer's control– is "conservative".
  129. Hockamaw says:
    @Wilkey
    The entire Left will eventually organize itself into one giant circular firing squad.

    The entire Left will eventually organize itself into one giant circular firing squad.

    I’m afraid you’re right, but who’s going to be in the middle?

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  130. King Baeksu says: • Website
    @tyrone
    yeah but is she circumcised ?

    Lol, of course not. Being a shitlib means having your cake and eating it, too!

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  131. @Whiskey
    Exhibit A on why White Women are the reason for the decline of the West. The pill, condom, anonymous urban living, and increased female earnings as well as female-driven mass media consumerism, the steroids of degeneracy and diversity, lead to this:

    A. A Nice White Lady married to a Black dude who dons a burqua and is reflexively anti-White male.
    B. A Nice White Lesbian lady posing as another Chief Liawatha who is also reflexively White.
    C. A Somali cop who is either stupidly incompetent, or reflexively anti-White and either deliberately murdered a White woman because he could, or stupidly killed her because he had the brains of a flea and the courage of a mouse.
    D. Angry Black people whose main objection seems to be any investigation of any Black person for the killing of any White person. No matter how bad the situation and how unjustified the shooting.

    And all of this is organic. Sweden, Minnesota, etc. will surrender completely to the Third World because White women there want to surrender to whichever men are the loudest, stupidest, most aggressive, and dominant. White northern germanics have through millenia of bloody internecine combat dialed down that stuff so that endless blood-wars don't happen. Its how they got along and invented modern society (which women HATE HATE HATE like a double dose of Baseball stats and race realism).

    Pretty much every Nice White Lady yearns to live in Game of Thrones, or at least Sons of Anarchy. Places like Texas have more White dudes who are not nice, but dominant and swaggering which are the only male qualities that count for most Nice White ladies. And the fatal flaw of White dudes is their innate, genetic desire to placate their women. Its hard-wired, which is why it is so HARD for White dudes to be the A-hole playas and so easy for Black and Muslim dudes to wield the pimp hand -- for those men its also hard wired.

    The West is falling because of HBD. White men are simply too intelligent for White women, who on the whole with enabling technology like the pill and condom prefer non-White male domination and highly unequal societies so they can be the mistress of the non-White male rulers.

    Look at Zuck, Gates, etc. Even nothing oilmen and real estate billionaires with a fraction of their wealth generate more bimbo adventuresses; above a level of survival, women won't put up with nerdy male intelligence no matter how much the money. Donald T. Sterling had more bimbos after him than Zuck. What does that say?

    The West is falling because of HBD. White men are simply too intelligent for White women, who on the whole with enabling technology like the pill and condom prefer non-White male domination and highly unequal societies so they can be the mistress of the non-White male rulers.

    Lunacy. And stupid on its own terms.

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    The West is falling because of HBD.
     
    Obviously, but why?

    White men are simply too intelligent for White women, who on the whole with enabling technology like the pill and condom prefer
     
    ...

    Nonsense. The same people working day and night to destroy the West via HBD capital deficient imports have simply weaponized women's natural jealousy of the innate strengths of men. This was much simpler than the reverse as most men wouldn't want the innate superiority of women (i.e. Child birth and rearing). I'm not convinced entirely the strategy was the brightest idea however since herding women can be like herding cats. Men are provably easier to herd (to wit any non-necessary War such as Civil, WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, etc). Women were herded into Prohibition, but how many died as a result? Herding into this communist feminism is so often utterly thwarted by marriage and motherhood that it seems rather silly. Women rather quickly forget jealousy of men's strengths when they realize they can make a man do anything they want anyway...
    , @Alden
    Whiskey is a 90 year old Virgin. He has never need birth control.
  132. gda says:
    @Daniel Williams
    Good God, those people are stupid. But what is anyone supposed to do about them?

    Swedes are notoriously portrayed as dumb and suicidal.

    Lots of Swedish-Americans live in Minnesota. Lots of Muslim “refugees” now live in Minnesota.

    Sweden itself has a dumb and suicidal Muslim “refugee” policy.

    Not hard to spot the common factors here.

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    I think all the bad-ass Swedes left and went to Russia 1,000 years ago.
    , @SMK
    Actually, there are far more Germans in Minnesota than Scandinavians, and Norwegians outnumber Swedes by almost two to one. And we know why Germans, even in America, are guilt-addled, ethno-masochistic, self-hating, and suicidal collectively.
  133. @Ripple Earthdevil
    Mayor Hodges' husband:

    http://www.startribune.com/mpls-mayor-hodges-husband-a-leader-in-racial-transit-issues/241030731/

    Figures.

    How are we going to blame the Jews for all this multi-culti craziness?

    The authoress of the article , a person of color,I bet,wrote that he spends lots of time “pouring” over data.

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  134. M_Young says:

    “Swedes are notoriously portrayed as dumb and suicidal.

    Lots of Swedish-Americans live in Minnesota. Lots of Muslim “refugees” now live in Minnesota.”

    Interesting parallel. Years ago Milton Friedman supposedly was confronted to a challenge to his libertarian ideas by a interlocutor who claimed ‘there was no poverty in Sweden’. He responded that ‘there was no poverty among Swedes in America either”.

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  135. M_Young says:

    As a foodie, my biggest worry is that the supply of canoe harvested wild rice might be impacted. Any data on that?

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    I get wild rice soup from a supposedly Italian-y, somewhat hipsterish restaurant called "Zuppa Cucina," which of course translates as "soup kitchen." I just wanted everyone to know there's a "casual dining" restaurant called Soup Kitchen.

    Anyway, their supply hasn't been cut off yet. I don't know if it's canoe-based, but it's good enough for me.

    Does the rest of the country eat wild rice hot-dish while listening to Prince music and watching the Twins, or is that just us? Can Somalis ever truly embrace that combination, even if they replace ground beef with goat meat?

  136. Sulie says:

    Actually, I liked how that went down. They flipped out the Mayor, kept it reasonably civil, didn’t do anything stupid, as in violent, and a good time was had by all the protesters. That’s as american as it gets, under these trying times.

    However, what the protester’s are likely to bring about, is the celebrated “secret strike” by police officers. This is when the police, collectively pissed off about horrific administration, and the following shitty press, resulting in black organizers seizing the day, decide to soft-pedal arrests in black areas.

    That is, unless you do something right in front of them, they’ll let you go. They won’t pursue murder mysteries with what one would call “professional vigor.” Once the thug section of the black community figure this out, the violent crime and murder rates go through the roof, as was intended by the secret strikers. Often, it leads to some kind of riot based on not much, with national magazines clutching their collective pearls, wondering how such things can happen, calling for reform, etc.

    Think of it as a clandestine extended holiday called, “A Day Without Police,” except it goes longer than a day, and it kills black people, by essentially setting them loose on each other.

    Primitive, but effective.

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  137. Just like David Horowitz says: Inside every leftist is a totalitarian waiting to get out.

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  138. Art Deco says:
    @Jake
    The Congregational Churches are the still independent churches of the New England Puritans. The other half of the Puritan churches formed the United Church of Christ, which is even more Liberal, perhaps, than the Congregational churches.

    With that in mind, let's focus on ethnic cultural heritage in America (assuming the post is approved) and the ties to Liberalism and a conservative opposition. David Hackett Fischer in Albion's Seed demonstrates rather conclusively that American culture is a composite of 4 very distinct migrations from various parts of the British Isles. Two of those would form Southern culture, which, obvious to anyone with even a tenth of a brain, is far more conservative than the rest of America.

    The other two would form Northern culture. Those two were each defined by religion primarily. One is the nearly 100% ethnically pure Anglo-Saxon Puritan group, and the other is the mostly English midlands Quaker group.

    So the good old fashioned Anglo-Saxon values that many - say the dolts at VDARE - wish to revive are summed perfectly in the Congregationalist church, the United Church of Christ, and Quakers.

    Toss in the indispensable fact that the Anglo-Saxon Puritans were viciously murderous Judaizers, and there you have it.


    Let him who has eyes to see, see.

    The Congregational Churches are the still independent churches of the New England Puritans. The other half of the Puritan churches formed the United Church of Christ, which is even more Liberal, perhaps, than the Congregational churches.

    About 90% of the congregations in question are assembled into the United Church of Christ.

    With that in mind, let’s focus on ethnic cultural heritage in America

    If you’re assessing A J Hodges and her family, I’d say you’re overthinking it (and looking in the wrong places).

    Toss in the indispensable fact that the Anglo-Saxon Puritans were viciously murderous Judaizers, and there you have it.

    Now I can taste The Crazy.

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    • Replies: @Alden
    "There is but one God, the God of Israel" proclaimed both Knox and Calvin. Puritans and Calvinists weren't even Christians because they proclaimed Jesus was not God.
    , @Hibernian
    "Now I can taste The Crazy."

    Oliver Cromwell and John Brown were the crazy. Quakers were kind of cool. Germans too. Ulster Protestant descendants in America were a lot more sensible than their cousins who stayed behind.
  139. @Whiskey
    Exhibit A on why White Women are the reason for the decline of the West. The pill, condom, anonymous urban living, and increased female earnings as well as female-driven mass media consumerism, the steroids of degeneracy and diversity, lead to this:

    A. A Nice White Lady married to a Black dude who dons a burqua and is reflexively anti-White male.
    B. A Nice White Lesbian lady posing as another Chief Liawatha who is also reflexively White.
    C. A Somali cop who is either stupidly incompetent, or reflexively anti-White and either deliberately murdered a White woman because he could, or stupidly killed her because he had the brains of a flea and the courage of a mouse.
    D. Angry Black people whose main objection seems to be any investigation of any Black person for the killing of any White person. No matter how bad the situation and how unjustified the shooting.

    And all of this is organic. Sweden, Minnesota, etc. will surrender completely to the Third World because White women there want to surrender to whichever men are the loudest, stupidest, most aggressive, and dominant. White northern germanics have through millenia of bloody internecine combat dialed down that stuff so that endless blood-wars don't happen. Its how they got along and invented modern society (which women HATE HATE HATE like a double dose of Baseball stats and race realism).

    Pretty much every Nice White Lady yearns to live in Game of Thrones, or at least Sons of Anarchy. Places like Texas have more White dudes who are not nice, but dominant and swaggering which are the only male qualities that count for most Nice White ladies. And the fatal flaw of White dudes is their innate, genetic desire to placate their women. Its hard-wired, which is why it is so HARD for White dudes to be the A-hole playas and so easy for Black and Muslim dudes to wield the pimp hand -- for those men its also hard wired.

    The West is falling because of HBD. White men are simply too intelligent for White women, who on the whole with enabling technology like the pill and condom prefer non-White male domination and highly unequal societies so they can be the mistress of the non-White male rulers.

    Look at Zuck, Gates, etc. Even nothing oilmen and real estate billionaires with a fraction of their wealth generate more bimbo adventuresses; above a level of survival, women won't put up with nerdy male intelligence no matter how much the money. Donald T. Sterling had more bimbos after him than Zuck. What does that say?

    You need to stop cut and pasting this mad lib in every post.

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  140. @george
    "What happened to Minnesotans named Svenson? Have I been lied to by Prairie Home Companion all these years?),"

    Mr Internet says there are about 1000 Svenson+Svensens in Minnesota. Mr Internet does not find all that many Scandinavians in the Prarie states, although culturally they may punch above their demographic weight.

    Garrison Keillor himself seems to have exclusively British ancestry, so he would be considered Trans Scandinavian or Trans Norwegian today. Although when he started his act cultural appropriation was not an issue, as long as it was not done in blackface. But I always assumed he was of partial Scandinavian ancestry.

    As far as highering a Black front man for the police force, my guess is the still largely white rank and file wants it that way so they can have ethnic cover when something goes wrong. The most powerful person in the police force is still the union boss, IMO.

    Tell your theories about “wanting a black in charge” and “the most powerful official is the union boss” to CPD. Or most any PD.

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  141. bob sykes says:
    @Daniel Williams
    Good God, those people are stupid. But what is anyone supposed to do about them?

    “Segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever.” St. Wallace.

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  142. If the following is true, it is no wonder they had to throw the lesbian Pokemon police chief under the bus:

    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/world/neighbour-of-justine-damonds-killer-gives-shocking-new-insight-into-his-behaviour/news-story/34eb2c08676af98afc376d83aaff31dd

    1. His gun on his lap? What the actual F?

    2. Quick tempered, nervous, jumpy? His psych profile had to show those things up and yet they hired him?

    Seems to me that there are some huge liability issues right there.

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  143. @gda
    Swedes are notoriously portrayed as dumb and suicidal.

    Lots of Swedish-Americans live in Minnesota. Lots of Muslim "refugees" now live in Minnesota.

    Sweden itself has a dumb and suicidal Muslim "refugee" policy.

    Not hard to spot the common factors here.

    I think all the bad-ass Swedes left and went to Russia 1,000 years ago.

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  144. @Jake
    The Congregational Churches are the still independent churches of the New England Puritans. The other half of the Puritan churches formed the United Church of Christ, which is even more Liberal, perhaps, than the Congregational churches.

    With that in mind, let's focus on ethnic cultural heritage in America (assuming the post is approved) and the ties to Liberalism and a conservative opposition. David Hackett Fischer in Albion's Seed demonstrates rather conclusively that American culture is a composite of 4 very distinct migrations from various parts of the British Isles. Two of those would form Southern culture, which, obvious to anyone with even a tenth of a brain, is far more conservative than the rest of America.

    The other two would form Northern culture. Those two were each defined by religion primarily. One is the nearly 100% ethnically pure Anglo-Saxon Puritan group, and the other is the mostly English midlands Quaker group.

    So the good old fashioned Anglo-Saxon values that many - say the dolts at VDARE - wish to revive are summed perfectly in the Congregationalist church, the United Church of Christ, and Quakers.

    Toss in the indispensable fact that the Anglo-Saxon Puritans were viciously murderous Judaizers, and there you have it.


    Let him who has eyes to see, see.

    Toss in the indispensable fact that the Anglo-Saxon Puritans were viciously murderous Judaizers, and there you have it.

    Wait. Are you this guy who claims that Islam developed out of a Judaizing Christian sect?

    http://www.newenglishreview.org/custpage.cfm/frm/184451/sec_id/184451

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  145. Dan Hayes says:
    @Anonymous
    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/lynn-barber-i-took-an-asylum-seeker-into-my-home-it-didn-t-end-well-xtzn7gw99

    Lynn Barber: I took an asylum seeker into my home. It didn’t end well

    This is a story in two parts, without a happy ending, or indeed an ending of any sort. I thought it only fair to warn you.

    If you remember, the summer of 2015 brought almost daily horror stories of refugees being drowned at sea or suffocating in lorries while seeking asylum in Europe. The climax was the picture of a dead Syrian boy, Alan Kurdi, washed up on a Turkish beach, though for some reason I was more haunted by a photograph of a Syrian mother trying to hold her baby above the waves. She was my personal tipping point, the moment when I decided I must do something. Not just the usual, comfortable “something must be done” feeling that might induce me to sign a petition or write to my MP, but a much more urgent, anxiety-inducing demand that I, personally, must do what I could to help. But what? I was 71, far from fit, not much use on rescue boats or even soup kitchens. But at least I have a big house.

    So I wrote to my local council (Islington, in north London) offering to take in a Syrian family. It never replied. (Someone told me later that I wouldn’t be allowed to take a family because I smoke.) I thought there must be a website where you could sign up to take refugees, but I couldn’t find it. I was still puzzling what to do when I happened to meet an artist called Mike Snelle in an east London bar. He said he’d been out in the Calais Jungle camp helping to build shelters for migrants. He said conditions were horrendous, and bound to get worse. I asked what happened to refugees who did manage to cross the Channel, and he said they are mostly put in detention centres, unless they can find someone to take them. I’ll take one, I said, and that was that.

    A few weeks later, Mike rang to say he’d met a Sudanese migrant, Mohammed, who had just arrived under a lorry, and perhaps I would take him? I asked Mike to bring him round so I could inspect him. He seemed shy but very polite, and spoke good English. He explained that he had registered with the Home Office on arrival and got the vital ID card that makes him an official asylum seeker. It said that he was not allowed to find employment; instead, he got a weekly £35 living allowance while waiting for his asylum hearing. I assumed this would be a matter of weeks — but I was later told it can take years! Anyway, I told him he was welcome to stay, and that Mike should ring when he was ready to move in.





    Mike rang a few days later — bad timing because I was about to go on holiday — but I said bring him round, but pick up some food on the way. They arrived laden with shopping bags containing a weird selection of loo rolls, kitchen rolls, drums of cooking oil and sacks of lentils. I took them up to my daughter’s old room — and they immediately spotted an ancient computer in the corner and started tinkering with it. They asked for my hub code, password, batteries for the mouse and in no time at all got it working. Mike asked me to show Mohammed how to use the burglar alarm and then he disappeared into the night.

    So I am alone in the house with a man I have barely met who now has my front-door key, burglar alarm code and complete access to my computer. Mohammed seems happy to stay in his room fiddling with the old computer, so I leave him to it, but later he comes down and asks if he can cook me dinner. No thanks, I tell him, I’ve eaten. With great formality, he announces that he plans to treat me like his mother. Hmm. Not sure I want to be treated like a Sudanese mother — I suspect it means a lot of cooking, cleaning and washing — so I tell him to treat me like what I am — his landlady — and basically keep out of my way.

    Next morning Dorota, my cleaner, is coming and I have to warn her there is a man staying in the spare room. I’m nervous about how she’ll take it. Dorota is Polish and has been my cleaner for 10 years, and I love her dearly. But she has once or twice made remarks about “foreigners” that do not bode well. At first she seems thrilled by the idea of a man in the spare room — she is always telling me I should get a boyfriend — but I quickly disabuse her. “He is a Sudanese asylum seeker. He’s asleep now, but you’ll meet him later. His name is Mohammed.” Later, she knocks at my study door. What did you say his name was? Mohammed. Where does he come from? Sudan. Where is that? North Africa. Ah! She goes away shaking her head. Eventually Mohammed gets up, and I take him downstairs to meet Dorota — an anxious moment, but I stand over them while they exchange wary hellos.

    Heartbreaking: the photograph of a dead three-year-old Syrian, Alan Kurdi, that shook the world in 2015 Heartbreaking: the photograph of a dead three-year-old Syrian, Alan Kurdi, that shook the world in 2015 AP Mohammed announces that he is going to Edgware Road to buy food so he can cook me a Sudanese dinner. How nice, I say, but why does he have to go to Edgware Road? There are halal shops just down the hill in Archway. But no, he says Edgware Road is best. Who knew? I’ve barely shopped anywhere except Waitrose. So he goes off shopping and I go off interviewing and, when I return, I find him in the kitchen stirring a saucepan. And there are even more stacks of supplies — sacks of onions, beans, tomatoes, racks of egg boxes — and my small kitchen, normally so bare, now looks like the catering tent for a rock festival.

    I lay the table for two, but Mohammed says he doesn’t need a knife and fork, he eats with his fingers. Given that the food is quite sloppy, this seems difficult, but anyway he manages, neatly scooping up the mushy stuff with bread. This is waika, he announces, the Sudanese national dish, made from minced lamb, onions, tomatoes, with some sort of hot chilli sauce on the side and mish — yoghurt with fenugreek. It is absolutely delicious. I could eat it every day, and presumably will have to because he has made enough to feed an army.

    While we are eating, an old friend drops by, bringing quinces from his garden, so I invite him to join us for supper. He is shocked to find Mohammed here — apparently I forgot to tell him. He asks Mohammed how he got to England and for the first time he recounts his epic journey. He was studying oil engineering at Khartoum University when he “got in trouble” (unspecified) and was advised to leave Sudan quickly. That was last April. His uncle paid people smugglers to take him by truck across the desert to Libya, a five-day journey, and then by sea to Italy. The boatman was supposed to have navigation equipment but didn’t, so they were bobbing about in the sea for several hours before a Red Cross plane spotted them and sent a boat to guide them to the Italian shore. He thinks they landed in Calabria. The Italian police detained them for a couple of days, but then sent them on their way, without fingerprinting them, and they took a train to Ventimiglia, Nice, Paris and eventually Calais, where he joined the Jungle.

    He was there for five months, walking five miles to the docks every day, trying to board a lorry. Once or twice he succeeded, but was then spotted and thrown off. Usually there were at least two police cars blocking the ramp to the ferry. But one day he went and there were no police — because there was a riot going on in the train tunnel — so he found an empty lorry where he could cling inside the wheel arch, and a short while later heard the ferry hooting and was on his way to Dover. But he had to remain hidden, and once they had reached England the lorry drove for almost an hour — he almost died of cold — before stopping at a petrol station. When the driver went to pay, Mohammed jumped down and hid behind some trees; the driver never knew he had carried a passenger. Then, when the lorry left, he went to the petrol station and was overjoyed to find that the man in charge was Bangladeshi, a fellow Muslim. Mohammed explained he was a refugee and gave the shopkeeper the one contact number he had — the brother of a friend he made in the Jungle, who lived in Acton, west London. The brother told the shopkeeper to order a taxi and said he would pay for it on arrival. Luckily, the brother knew that Mohammed had to go to a police station to register with the Home Office on arrival, so once he reached Acton he did that, then went down with pneumonia and spent days in hospital.

    He says he wants to treat me like his mother. Hmm. Not sure. I suspect it means a lot of cooking, cleaning and washing

    My friend is stunned. When Mohammed goes to wash up (fancy that! A man who cooks and washes up), he gives me a heavy talking-to about how I am taking my life in my hands. Well, too bad. I have to trust Mohammed because I have no alternative and I am leaving for Morocco tomorrow.

    While I was in Morocco, word evidently spread among my friends, because afterwards they all kept dropping round to inspect Mohammed. They all liked him, but still thought I was mad. Mohammed in turn brought his friends, a wonderfully jolly woman from Orpington called Liz, who did voluntary work in the Jungle, and then the fabulous Felix, who works for Mike Snelle. This arose because I got an email from BT saying I’d already used my entire month’s broadband allowance in a week. I assumed this was because Mohammed was on Facebook or Skype the whole time, so I told him and he said he’d get Felix round. Within five minutes Felix was on the phone to BT and sorted out an unlimited broadband package. I had to write a letter for the Home Office saying that I was giving Mohammed free accommodation but no financial support. (This was so that he could get his £35-a-week allowance.) A few days later I had a very sinister phone call asking if I had a “Mr Mohammed A” living with me. Yes. Why is he living with you? Because he’s an asylum seeker and I have a spare room. Is he a relation? Don’t be ridiculous, I snort in best dowager duchess tones, he’s Sudanese! This seems to do the trick.

    Rosie (elder daughter) came up from Brighton to stay the night because she was going to a party in London. I warned her she would have to sleep in the book room and expected all the usual complaints about how the dust triggers her allergies, but for once she was fine. So she came round and Mohammed cooked waika and they got on brilliantly. He told her much more about his family than he ever told me — that he is one of l8 siblings because his father married four times, and also that he is married. His wife is studying pharmacology in Khartoum and can get a work visa to come to Britain as soon as she qualifies, because the UK is short of pharmacists. Anyway, I was relieved that Rosie gave Mohammed her wholehearted seal of approval.

    ‘You First World women are all the same. You are heartless,’ he said. Was it heartless of me to take him in for six months? But soon afterwards came the Big Row. Mohammed had annoyed me a few times by asking me to turn on the central heating and I complied at first, but then told him it was the warmest autumn on record and I hated having the house too hot. Next evening he came down to make coffee and, after he’d gone back upstairs, I noticed that the sitting room was getting warmer and found that he’d switched the heating on. I was incandescent. He’d done it sneakily. So I stormed up to his room and shouted: “You turned the heating on without asking me. How dare you!” He said his feet were cold. “Well, put some more socks on,” I raged. “I can see you’re upset,” he said and tried to put his arm round me, but I brushed him off and had another good rant: “This is my house, I keep it at my preferred temperature, and if you don’t like it you can f*** off back to Calais.” I think this was the moment he finally realised I was not his mother, nor ever likely to be. He looked close to tears. Later, he slipped a sweet note under my bedroom door:

    Dear Lynn’s. I’m really sorry for what happend it’s completely my mistake but I was in a lot of thinking make me missed sleep for tow night. I came to your house as a son for you and to be honest you make me feel that and touched. I’ll never ever forget that when you look after me and share talk with all the love and fun.

    Please accept my apolgize to you as a son for you because even I left here I’ll come to see you because you do for me a lot and I have to stand with you.

    Sorry and I feel shame too.

    Which of course made me feel guilty, especially when it occurred to me that maybe he didn’t have any warm clothes. So I started asking friends for cast-offs, and a few days later my friend Jean arrived dragging three enormous bin bags. She had asked the fellow members of her tennis club in Highgate to give clothes to an asylum seeker and this was the result. I told Mohammed to take the bags to his room. That evening he shimmered downstairs in a pale lilac cashmere sweater. Where did you get that? It was in Jean’s bags. I looked at the label — Paul Smith. What else was in the bags? He showed me a grey overcoat that looked barely worn — Collezione Armani! This was the first time I realised the enormous pulling power of middle-class liberal guilt.

    I think I need to talk about this now: the reactions of other people and especially my friends. They all keep telling me I’m a saint, which is disconcerting enough, but often there is a strong undertow of “You, of all people, taking in a refugee!” The unmissable implication is that they have never known me do anything altruistic in my life. I find this hurtful, but also probably fair. I have always been quite generous with money, but never with my time, never with my convenience. And my record in having people to stay is startlingly bad. I once told a close friend that her daughter could live with me for her first year at art school in London. But I took against the girl almost from day one when she asked me where I kept my Tupperware. “I don’t have Tupperware,” I told her furiously. “I am not a Tupperware sort of person.” She rang her mother in tears and found alternative accommodation within the week.

    So no, I am not naturally hospitable and I am not altruistic. And yet having Mohammed to stay does not feel like being saintly — on the contrary it feels like a thoroughly good wheeze that has come at just the right time in my life. I was getting bored with my own comfort and worrying that I was becoming, like my parents, a slave to routine. I needed a bit of a shake-up. Also, there was some mild guilt that I was living alone in such a big house, given the terrible plight of young people who could barely afford to rent a flat, let alone ever hope to buy one. So giving a room to Mohammed seemed like a neat solution …

    OK. Deep breath. Part two.

    I wrote the above last March, when Mohammed had been living with me for about six months. All the time he was here, my friends kept saying I must write about him, and I said I would, but not until his asylum case was settled. Then in March we heard that his asylum hearing was coming up in a fortnight, so I thought I’d write the article and get it all ready to go for when we heard the result. I wanted to show Sunday Times readers that you don’t have to be a saint to take in a refugee, you just have to have a spare room.

    Preparing the article for publication meant, first, showing it to my daughters, always my sharpest critics, and they did indeed make a few cuts. Then I sent it to Mike Snelle and asked him to show it to Mohammed. I thought it was better for Mike to show it, because I felt that Mohammed would be reluctant to raise any objections with me. Mike said the piece was fine — but Mohammed was deeply upset and shaken. Mike couldn’t find out why. So I suggested he get Felix to read it and discuss it with Mohammed and find out what he objected to. But even Felix professed himself baffled. This all took a few days, during which I noticed Mohammed was avoiding me. One evening I finally caught him on the stairs and said: “I need to talk to you. I gather you were upset by my article and I wish you would explain why.”

    At first he just kept shaking his head and moaning, but then he burst out furiously: “I am not a refugee!” What! What are you doing here then? Why are you living in my house? “I am a political leader! My family are very rich! We could buy you up like that. Do you want money? Is that why you write this filth? I get you money. You First World women are all the same, you are heartless. You have no feelings. You Christians are all racists.” And more, and more, increasingly incoherent, rambling, bewildering, but also frightening because he seemed to feel such deep hatred towards me. Eventually he said with great rhetorical flourish: “I can no longer live in this house.”

    “No,” I said, “you can’t,” and started walking him to the front door. He asked if he could go up to his room to collect some things and I said yes, but I was thinking if he didn’t leave quickly I’d get my brother-in-law and nephew round — I was really quite frightened by this time. Not that I feared a physical attack, but I thought he was mad. Anyway he did leave, with a rucksack, and I told him to send Felix round for the rest of his stuff. Stupidly, I didn’t ask for his front-door key and lay awake all night in case he came back. He didn’t, but Liz from Orpington rang the next day and asked if she could come and collect his things, and Mohammed came with her and presented me with a bunch of garage flowers. Liz was very apologetic and they spent half an hour packing up his room, then they left. So that was the end of Mohammed. But still with no real explanation. A few days later I got an email from Liz saying Mohammed’s asylum had been granted with permission to stay for five years and did I want to come to the celebrations? No. I was glad that Mohammed got his asylum, but I felt too bruised to ever want to see him again.

    I felt such a fool. I hated having to tell Dorota. She’d been dropping hints all along that Mohammed was a bad lot — he broke the tumble dryer, he never cleaned the washing machine, one day he was going to the front door just as the post arrived and instead of picking up the letters he walked all over them. She’d told me these things, but I put all her criticisms down to racism. But other friends, too, were a bit quick with the schadenfreude and telling me they thought I’d been insane to trust him.

    This issue of trust is one that has particular resonance for me. For two years from the age of 16 I had an affair with a conman (recorded in the film and memoir An Education), which damaged me, I felt, by giving me a lasting distrust of other people. After being so badly duped, my watchword was always: don’t take anyone’s word for it. Don’t believe what they say, but watch what they do. Don’t commit to liking anyone until you know them really well. This attitude probably served me well as an interviewer, but I felt it damaged me as a human being. I didn’t like being so distrustful, but I couldn’t help it. So I was pleasantly surprised — even joyous — when I found it so easy to trust Mohammed. He could, as many of my friends warned me, have stolen any of my possessions, but he never did. He was trustworthy in that respect. But on the other hand he lived with me for six months while, it seemed now, hating me.

    Although the ending was sour, there were six months before when I very much enjoyed having him around

    A few weeks later my computer was on the blink, so I thought I’d try the old computer in Mohammed’s room. Felix, of course, got it working in seconds. He found a file of Mohammed’s photographs and started scrolling through them, then he suddenly stopped and closed it down. Of course, as soon as he’d gone, I started browsing through and was shocked by what I found. There were pictures of Mohammed with Liz and her daughters, and pictures of Arab women I assumed were his family — but also naked pictures of women with enormous boobs and one or two of a couple making love. But what pulled me up sharply were many pictures of Mohammed and a group of friends sightseeing in Paris — one showed the Eiffel Tower — and in various swimming pools. His journey across Europe looked more like a holiday jaunt than a desperate flight to asylum. But then there were a few pictures of the Jungle, and then many almost-identical pictures of an English motorway taken through the windscreen of a car. Presumably this was his ride from the garage in Kent to Acton, but how odd to think of him shivering, wet — he would soon go down with pneumonia — taking all these dull photos of an English road.

    Of course I tried asking Felix why he thought Mohammed was so upset by my article. He thought pride came into it, but he also said that Mohammed was far more paranoid and peculiar than I’d realised. He thought people were tracking him on Facebook and sometimes “closing in” on him. That’s why it suited him to have a bolthole in north London rather than staying with Liz and her daughters in Orpington. Had he hated me all along? No, said Felix, he was very fond of me — it was just the article that triggered his paranoia. But some of the things he said were really unforgivable — “You First World women are so heartless.” Was it heartless of me to take him in for six months? There was a problem, I believe, with my being a woman. He kept wanting to cast me as his mother, but I flatly refused to play. Motherliness is not my greatest talent, as my daughters would no doubt tell you, and it certainly doesn’t extend to outsiders. So whenever Mohammed came to me, as he often did, complaining of a sore throat or gummed-up ears or kidney pain, I would tell him — yet again — to go to my GP. He never did. He preferred to Skype his mother in Khartoum (she always recommended parsley tea and he consumed most of my parsley patch) or to take himself to A&E. It annoyed me that he went to A&E more times in the six months he lived with me than I had been in my whole life, and I gave him a lecture about not abusing the NHS.

    In retrospect I can see there were loads of warning signs. I should have listened to Dorota’s many complaints about him; I should have listened when my daughter told me to be careful. There had been an odd incident early on, a few days after he arrived, when he asked if there was a park nearby. I said yes indeed, Waterlow Park and Hampstead Heath, both beautiful places to walk. But it was nighttime and raining. Why did he want to go to a park now? Because, he said, he needed to buy some dope and the people in Calais told him you could always find someone selling it in parks. Oh no, I told him, no dope, or certainly not in the house. Anyway, how could he afford dope when he was supposedly living on £35 a week? But once, when my daughter came to stay, she told me that the top landing reeked of skunk.

    I should have thought far more about the question of money — it was really glaringly obvious that he wasn’t living on £35 a week. I assumed that Mike or maybe Liz gave him a handout and once or twice I “lent” him a tenner. But I remember being puzzled at Christmas when he said he wanted to buy his mother some comfortable shoes like mine (Haflingers) because she always had sore feet. What a good son, I thought. But also — how could he afford them? I warned him they cost £60, but he didn’t seem bothered and went off to Covent Garden to buy them. I now realise that his rich family in Sudan must have been funding him — and I suspect his frequent trips to Edgware Road were somehow money-related. Another clue (there were so many): when I asked what job he hoped to get when his asylum was granted, he never seemed to have given it a thought.

    And of course I should have asked much, much more about why he had to leave Sudan. Mike said at the beginning that Mohammed found it upsetting to talk about so I didn’t even try. Later, when I did try, he said it was “political” and I left it at that. To be fair, he did, several times, try to explain the Sudanese political situation, but I never let him get very far. I understood the first bit where he said that Sudan was basically five countries that had been lumped together for ease of colonial administration. But then he would go on to say that as well as understanding the political and geographical divisions, I also had to understand the different tribal loyalties, at which point my eyes would begin to glaze and I would suddenly remember that I had to make an urgent phone call.

    When he left, I found his wardrobe stuffed, literally stuffed, with all the clothes Jean’s tennis club had donated. He had taken a few prize pieces — the Armani coat, the Paul Smith sweater — but the rest was all there. For some reason this made me more furious than anything else. I felt such a fool, and 10 times more a fool for enlisting the generosity of friends. And what could I do with all this stuff? If I returned it to the tennis club then we’d all feel foolish. So I bundled it into bin bags and drove up to the Oxfam shop in Highgate, but then I thought, no, it’s too near, someone might recognise their clothes, so I drove on and on, up to Finchley, hating Mohammed every inch of the way.

    In retrospect, I was so stupid, but also so arrogant. All my friends, and most of all my beloved Dorota, kept warning me not to trust him, but I just thought: “Oh, they’re all racists, whereas I am this paragon of liberalism.” And I liked the idea that I was being “daring” while they were being so cautious. Most of all I loved the idea that I had learnt to trust people again, after being damaged all those years ago by my conman. I suppose, now, I will spend the rest of my life being wary and distrustful.

    I hesitated a very long time before writing this article. I worry that it will give succour to all the told-you-so racists, who will see it as a warning against taking in asylum seekers. It shouldn’t. I was unlucky with Mohammed, but I was also very stupid. There are plenty of precautions one can take, checks one can make; it was only my arrogance that stopped me making them. And, although the ending was sour, there were six months before when I very much enjoyed having Mohammed round the house. I miss our evening chats in the kitchen, I miss the bubbling pot of waika on the stove. I’ve had almost a year to lick my wounds and now I think I’m ready to take another asylum seeker. I’ll let you know how it goes.

    Anonymous:

    “…and now I think I’m ready to take another asylum seeker.”

    A perfect living example of a useful idiot!

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  146. Anon87 says:
    @Dave Pinsen
    Someone send Tom Wolfe to Minneapolis and give him a fat commission to write about all this.

    Now there might be someone coming forward who has video of the incident. Life imitating Wolfe.

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  147. “African American hecklers get in mayor’s face, drive her from conference room.”

    What the Mayor needed was some Powdermilk Biscuits! You know they give shy persons the strength they need to get up and do what needs to be done. Made from whole wheat raised by Norwegian bachelor farmers, so you know they’re not only good for you, they’re pure, mostly.

    Or maybe some rhubarb pie?

    When two races can’t see eye to eye
    because the multi-culti BS turns out to be a lie
    One little thing can revive a guy
    And that is a piece of rhubarb pie

    Serve it up, nice and hot
    Maybe things aren’t as bad as you thought
    Momma’s little baby loves rhubarb, rhubarb
    Bebopareebop rhubarb pie

    Wouldn’t this be a great time for a piece of rhubarb pie? Yes, nothing gets the taste of shame and humiliation out of your mouth quite like Bebop-A-Reebop Rhubarb Pie.

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  148. res says:
    @jim jones
    A witness has been found:

    https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/ooc/news-releases/Pages/BCA-Officer-Involved-Shooting-Investigation-Update.aspx

    It will be interesting to see if this changes things. Until now the officers were the only surviving witnesses. I wonder if their initial testimony was given before this witness was found.

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  149. @Steve Sailer
    But at least we have speakerphones. I can remember me and my cousins calling my mother from the ATT speakerphone booth in Disney's Tomorrowland around 1968 or so.

    OMG, me too, except it was my brother and me calling our mom in June of 1972.

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  150. @ben tillman

    The West is falling because of HBD. White men are simply too intelligent for White women, who on the whole with enabling technology like the pill and condom prefer non-White male domination and highly unequal societies so they can be the mistress of the non-White male rulers.
     
    Lunacy. And stupid on its own terms.

    The West is falling because of HBD.

    Obviously, but why?

    White men are simply too intelligent for White women, who on the whole with enabling technology like the pill and condom prefer

    Nonsense. The same people working day and night to destroy the West via HBD capital deficient imports have simply weaponized women’s natural jealousy of the innate strengths of men. This was much simpler than the reverse as most men wouldn’t want the innate superiority of women (i.e. Child birth and rearing). I’m not convinced entirely the strategy was the brightest idea however since herding women can be like herding cats. Men are provably easier to herd (to wit any non-necessary War such as Civil, WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, etc). Women were herded into Prohibition, but how many died as a result? Herding into this communist feminism is so often utterly thwarted by marriage and motherhood that it seems rather silly. Women rather quickly forget jealousy of men’s strengths when they realize they can make a man do anything they want anyway…

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  151. @Jake
    The Congregational Churches are the still independent churches of the New England Puritans. The other half of the Puritan churches formed the United Church of Christ, which is even more Liberal, perhaps, than the Congregational churches.

    With that in mind, let's focus on ethnic cultural heritage in America (assuming the post is approved) and the ties to Liberalism and a conservative opposition. David Hackett Fischer in Albion's Seed demonstrates rather conclusively that American culture is a composite of 4 very distinct migrations from various parts of the British Isles. Two of those would form Southern culture, which, obvious to anyone with even a tenth of a brain, is far more conservative than the rest of America.

    The other two would form Northern culture. Those two were each defined by religion primarily. One is the nearly 100% ethnically pure Anglo-Saxon Puritan group, and the other is the mostly English midlands Quaker group.

    So the good old fashioned Anglo-Saxon values that many - say the dolts at VDARE - wish to revive are summed perfectly in the Congregationalist church, the United Church of Christ, and Quakers.

    Toss in the indispensable fact that the Anglo-Saxon Puritans were viciously murderous Judaizers, and there you have it.


    Let him who has eyes to see, see.

    Scotland was a Calvinist, Old Testament-thumping, borderline-theocracy before Oliver Cromwell was even born.

    “Viciously murderous judaizers”

    Yeah, homosexuality was a capital crime in Puritan New England, as per Leviticus.

    The rainbow flag waving Congregationalists are literally Puritans, I guess.

    David Hackett Fischer is a talented researcher, but he likes drawing grandiose, ridiculous conclusions (particularly evident in his books on the Revolutionary War).

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    "Yeah, homosexuality was a capital crime in Puritan New England, as per Leviticus.

    The rainbow flag waving Congregationalists are literally Puritans, I guess."

    The likeness is in their belief in themselves as the Elect.
    , @Cortes
    "Borderline-theocracy".

    Not sure where the "borderline" part comes in. The Calvinists in Scotland were preTaleban Taleban. Check out the ruins of mediaeval churches, cathedrals and abbeys. A bit like the destruction of the Buddhas of Afghanistan recently. (Always thought there's a great book waiting to be done on nonconformity - orneriness- and the existence or absence of the saltire in US states flags).
    , @Alden
    Scotland became taliban Calvinist in the mid 1500s because of John Knox. Knox worked for James Stewart, Earl of Mornay illegimate son of James 5.

    Had the Earl's mother been married to James 5 he would have become king when James 5 died. Instead, Mary, James only legitimate child became sovereign Queen
    Knox delved into the Bible and discovered it was against the laws of man and God that a woman should be sovereign Queen or have any authority over men.

    Knox's manifesto against the monstrous regime of women wasn't just directed against Mary Queen of Scots.
    It was also directed against English Queens Mary and Elizabeth Tudor because they were women. Of course like all English sovereigns the Tudor Queens had designs on Scotland.

    The people of Geneva recovered from Calvin quickly but the Scots remained Knoxian for centuries.
  152. weyyar says:

    My view of Minnesota was always the Mary Tyler Moore Show, Charles Schultz and ice fishing.

    I believe this view is now outdated.

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    Interestingly enough, the apartment complex Mary Richards was shown to inhabit--which I suppose was picked because of its stylish architecture of the Brutalist school--is actually public housing referred to locally as the "Crack Sack." I don't know whether Somalis have built one of their Little Mogadishus there yet or not. The Cedar-Riverside neighborhood was doing bad enough with local blacks.

    People still ice fish, though they have elaborate, heated, RV-like structures to relax in while they do it.

  153. @Jack D
    Maybe some of this development might have occurred without Disney but Disney certainly brought a lot of attention to that part of the state and without Disney it might have taken a couple of more decades for the area to develop.

    This growth coincides with: 1. cheap, safe and rapid air travel and 2. air conditioning, without which Florida was much less attractive.

    This growth coincides with: 1. cheap, safe and rapid air travel and 2. air conditioning, without which Florida was much less attractive.

    Orlando’s growth was higher before Disney showed up. As of 1965, 10% of American homes had air conditioning. Orlando’s fastest growth decade was 1960. At no point after Disney showed up in 1970, was Orlando’s % population growth faster than in the decades before 1960. A big chunk of this slowdown probably had to do with Disney buying up ~50 sq miles of land around Orlando (~100 sq miles) for its theme park, thereby limiting Orlando’s options for annexing neighboring towns.

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    I'll wager the 10% datum refers to central air. My grandmother never had central air. She did buy window units ca. 1955. Also, his reference is to prevalence nationally; 10% nationally likely translated into 25% or more in the South. (BTW, Florida's population has trebled since 1965).
  154. @Random Dude on the Internet
    Yeah we're at the point where the immivasion is reaching every state. The time to guffaw about how bad another state has it in terms of "cultural enrichment" is over.

    I’m not guffawing about anything. You can cry about how you are being mistreated or you can be a man and do something about it. Your choice.

    I don’t think whining and complaining on a message board is going to get the job done.

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  155. SMK says: • Website
    @gda
    Swedes are notoriously portrayed as dumb and suicidal.

    Lots of Swedish-Americans live in Minnesota. Lots of Muslim "refugees" now live in Minnesota.

    Sweden itself has a dumb and suicidal Muslim "refugee" policy.

    Not hard to spot the common factors here.

    Actually, there are far more Germans in Minnesota than Scandinavians, and Norwegians outnumber Swedes by almost two to one. And we know why Germans, even in America, are guilt-addled, ethno-masochistic, self-hating, and suicidal collectively.

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    There's a Catholic graveyard not a mile away from my house with actual German engraved on the headstones. So there must be that history, but much like in the rest of the country you don't hear about it. All other ethnicities are out in the open and self-promoting.

    For instance, there's a nearby town called New Prague, with as you can imagine a Bohemian influence. They have their own radio station broadcasting polka music. The songs are mostly about beer. You don't see any German equivalent.

    , @Ganderson
    There are more Germans than any of the individual Scandinavian nationalities. Norwegians do NOT outnumber Swedes 2-1; there are more Swedes.

    The website Mongabay agrees with you- I find it hard to believe, though.

  156. Alden says:
    @passive-aggesivist
    ex-chief harteau is an avowed part-native, not "white." fwiw -- adding to this multi-culti stew.

    In some of her pictures she looks 3/4 Indian.

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  157. Alden says:
    @Art Deco
    The Congregational Churches are the still independent churches of the New England Puritans. The other half of the Puritan churches formed the United Church of Christ, which is even more Liberal, perhaps, than the Congregational churches.

    About 90% of the congregations in question are assembled into the United Church of Christ.


    With that in mind, let’s focus on ethnic cultural heritage in America

    If you're assessing A J Hodges and her family, I'd say you're overthinking it (and looking in the wrong places).


    Toss in the indispensable fact that the Anglo-Saxon Puritans were viciously murderous Judaizers, and there you have it.

    Now I can taste The Crazy.

    “There is but one God, the God of Israel” proclaimed both Knox and Calvin. Puritans and Calvinists weren’t even Christians because they proclaimed Jesus was not God.

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    Puritans and Calvinists weren’t even Christians because they proclaimed Jesus was not God.

    You've confused Calvinists with Unitarians.
  158. SMK says: • Website
    @JerryC
    A Black Lives Matters riot in support of the killer cop would be the perfect conclusion to this story.

    If the Somali cop if charged with murder for shooting and killing a white female, there will be protests, clamorous and disruptive, led by BLM, and possibly resulting in the dismissal or lowering of charges. And if he’s tried and convicted and sentenced to prison for even 5 to 10 years, there will be protests for days if not weeks and riots with vandalism and probably deaths, possibly including the murders of innocent whites.

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  159. Alden says:
    @ben tillman

    The West is falling because of HBD. White men are simply too intelligent for White women, who on the whole with enabling technology like the pill and condom prefer non-White male domination and highly unequal societies so they can be the mistress of the non-White male rulers.
     
    Lunacy. And stupid on its own terms.

    Whiskey is a 90 year old Virgin. He has never need birth control.

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  160. Alden says:
    @Jake
    Quarantine yourself from them.

    Liberalism is a disease, one of self-righteous fury increasingly disconnected from reality. And like Islam, it demands that everyone submit, or be destroyed. The end result called Peace.

    You cannot save a dyed-in-the-wool Liberal. He/she/ze/they/It is impervious to facts and logic. All you can do is separate yourself from Liberals, allowing them to have their lands, which they will rule and ruin, as did the Mohammedans.

    Minnesota allows us to see things that most of the gatekeepers of American conservative thought in, say the post WW2 period, and the gatekeepers of non-Mainstream American conservative thought of the past couple of decades both have failed to notice: not only does Nordic (almost always meaning culturally/linguistically Germanic {and again, Anglo-Saxon IS Germanic} hegemony NOT prevent the rise of Liberalism, but it seems that the more Nordic, the more fully and deeply Germanic the 'culture, the more it will breed an insane Liberalism that eventually will reveal itself as suicidal.

    Minnesota was Nordic white to the perfect T. It was filled with Swedes, Norwegians, Danes, Germans, Dutch, WASPs. Minnesota used to be so thoroughly Nordic that militantly Anglophone Protestant Scots-Irish were seen as strangely out of place in many ways. All the Nordics knew that the few Irish and Polish and other Slavic Catholics were pitifully inferior and often plotting to harm the poor, innocent Negroes and Jews who only wanted freedom. And so in need of superior Germanic Nords slapping them back into place, to help the Numinous Negroes.

    Jews did NOT somehow trick the Germanic Nords into forgetting their native cultural conservatism. Minnesota Nords were always ready to jump fully into the Liberal cesspool, with same level of self-righteous idiocy as Jews, but much more naivete. That is what their culture - late stage Protestant, secularist post-Christian Germanic revolt against Christendom - necessarily must produce.

    Another major component was working class German and Scandinavian socialism they brought to America.

    I believe Hubert Humphrey (long tine senator, Vice President, candidate for president) founded an all White NAACP in 1948 when he was in Minneapolis. Humphrey was VP when the monstrous 1968 affirmative action bill was passed. He was the main honcho who got it through congress. He loudly proclaimed that only qualified blacks would be given affirmative action jobs.

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  161. Alden says:
    @Clyde

    ex-chief harteau is an avowed part-native, not “white.” fwiw — adding to this multi-culti stew.
     
    By her looks I figured some native ancestry and the French name raised the odds. I am guessing that being forced to resign by a multicult idiot mayor who will blame everyone but herself, that Harteau has put in enough years to get a great bloated pension. So not 100% heartbroken.

    30 year pension and she was chief. She’s only 52 or 53. That’s about 35 years of Minneapolis paying her at least $200,000 a year.

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    30 year pension and she was chief. She’s only 52 or 53. That’s about 35 years of Minneapolis paying her at least $200,000 a year.
     
    Thanks for the details. She'll do just fine and get offers too from schools, government consulting, etc But I blame the disgusting mayor more for this fiasco and the quickie hiring and quickie police training the Somali shooter cop had. Chief Hearteu was just carrying out orders and policy.
  162. SMK says: • Website
    @Erik L
    Do I understand correctly that the black man yelling at the mayor to resign is doing so in part because the police shot the white lady? That's nice

    The eye-bulging, vein-popping, white-hating, idiotic, deranged, minatory ravings of this black lunatic, which I feared would never end without violence, had nothing to do with the murder of a white woman by a Somali cop and everything to do with the shooting and killing of a black thug by a Mestizo-Amerindian cop, justifiably so given his rational fears. The only reason there was no violence at this conference is because there was no resistance to the black mob by either the police or white counter-protesters.

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  163. anonymous says: • Website • Disclaimer
    @tyrone
    yeah but is she circumcised ?

    The cuck doesn’t stop here. Ever.

    To the Somali community: I want you to know that you are a valued and appreciated part of Minneapolis. I stand with you and support you. The strength and beauty of the Somali and East African communities are a vital part of what makes Minneapolis so strong and beautiful. I am grateful to be your neighbor.

    This week a Somali police officer, Officer Mohamed Noor, shot and killed a woman under circumstances we don’t yet comprehend. Justine Damond’s death was tragic and awful for everyone.

    … Justine’s death is a tragedy for our city. We cannot compound that tragedy by turning to racism, xenophobia, and Islamophobia. It is unjust and ridiculous to assert that an entire community be held responsible for the actions of one person. That will not be tolerated in Minneapolis. If you are experiencing discrimination, you can file a complaint at http://www.minneapolismn.gov/civil…/discrimination-complaint

    Betsy Hodges, America’s Wokest Mayor

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  164. Alden says:
    @J1234

    She was a police chief who directly criticized the actions of a Somali/black/diversity hire cop. A big no-no.
     
    At first, I thought that the protestors (surprisingly) had a modicum of principle because they were protesting on behalf of a white women killed by a black cop. But I think your assessment may be more accurate, at this point.

    The mayor had some black defenders at the conference, too: likely those pleased with their new black chief. Is he Somali, too?

    New chief’s last name is misspelled Spanish but he looks standard American Bantu. As long as he’s not a White man he’s OK with the voters of Minneapolis.

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  165. @Cagey Beast
    Quite right. It's reminds me of all the schadenfreude "conservative" Americans feel when talking about Muslim no-go zones in France or Belgium. How many vibrant no-go zones have existed in US cities for generations? How many new ones were surrendered as Whites understandably fled formerly prosperous neighbourhoods? I guess Detroit and Camden, NJ don't count because it's just differently tinted fellow Americans who threaten your life and property? Eurofags are cheese-eating surrender monkeys but White people moving elsewhere, while spouting cucky sounds, are tough guys. Interesting distinction.

    “White people moving elsewhere, spouting cucky sounds, are tough guys. …”

    You will never hear me spouting “cucky sounds” and I will never move elsewhere.

    It bothers me that there are approximately 50,000 Somalians in MSP, yet local whites, who greatly outnumber them, seem scared to death of them. My question is, why?

    Are there no real white men there willing to let them know that they are will make life a living hell for them if they rape white women and cause chaos?

    Apparently not. The problem is that there are too many white pencil neck pussies with neck beards, like basquebritishhavesmallbrains. Guys like that get what they deserve.

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    "Are there no real white men there willing to let them know that they are will make life a living hell for them if they rape white women and cause chaos?"

    The consideration of hate-laws and a hostile judiciary make them stop in their tracks, when it's not sheer cowardice.
    , @MarkinLA
    Are there no real white men there willing to let them know that they are will make life a living hell for them if they rape white women and cause chaos?

    Well don't forget thet you will likely be tried in a federal court for some trumped up charge that will carry a 10 year no parole sentence. Remember the Minutemen that never touched an illegal and set the bottle of water a few feet away from him while somebody else videotaped the whole thing.
    , @Reg Cæsar

    It bothers me that there are approximately 50,000 Somalians in MSP, yet local whites, who greatly outnumber them, seem scared to death of them
     
    I don't know a single Minnesotan who is "scared to death" of the local Somalimen. They're more a source of comedy.

    All but one of the terrorists they've produced in this state took their show on the road, home to Africa. (The sole exception went to Portland. Only Seattle and San Francisco deserve it more.) We should complain about that?

    Until the– your– backlash hits the white SJWs (pardon the redundancy), the resettlement goons who resettle them everywhere but in their own leafy 'hoods, and the pasty higher-ups who encourage them– and your mother who votes for them to "save" her Social Security check– no progress is going to be made.
    , @Ganderson
    This might bring a smile. My eldest, who lives in Milwaukee, had his bachelor party in downtown Minneapolis a couple summers ago. On their way back to the hotel after a night of celebration my middle son and a friend, both college lax players, were set upon by some "teens" of the East African persuasion. I figure these "youths" thought they had a couple of frat boys they could roll. The two of then send the group of 6-7 packing! A small victory in the battle for our cities.
  166. @Buzz Mohawk
    "Where all the children are above average"

    Brazilianization and Talmud-vision has ensured this will never be true in america again.

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  167. Ganderson says:
    @Bragadocious
    I'm afraid the sensible Minnesota of Marge Gunderson and Wade Gustafson is gone forever. And old Bill Diehl was probably jailed for redlining the Somali neighborhoods. Perhaps the Coen Bros. should look into doing a "Fargo" sequel.

    Bill Diehl- the peripatetic car washer. :)

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  168. Hibernian says:
    @Art Deco
    The Congregational Churches are the still independent churches of the New England Puritans. The other half of the Puritan churches formed the United Church of Christ, which is even more Liberal, perhaps, than the Congregational churches.

    About 90% of the congregations in question are assembled into the United Church of Christ.


    With that in mind, let’s focus on ethnic cultural heritage in America

    If you're assessing A J Hodges and her family, I'd say you're overthinking it (and looking in the wrong places).


    Toss in the indispensable fact that the Anglo-Saxon Puritans were viciously murderous Judaizers, and there you have it.

    Now I can taste The Crazy.

    “Now I can taste The Crazy.”

    Oliver Cromwell and John Brown were the crazy. Quakers were kind of cool. Germans too. Ulster Protestant descendants in America were a lot more sensible than their cousins who stayed behind.

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  169. Hibernian says:
    @Millennial
    Scotland was a Calvinist, Old Testament-thumping, borderline-theocracy before Oliver Cromwell was even born.

    "Viciously murderous judaizers"

    Yeah, homosexuality was a capital crime in Puritan New England, as per Leviticus.

    The rainbow flag waving Congregationalists are literally Puritans, I guess.

    David Hackett Fischer is a talented researcher, but he likes drawing grandiose, ridiculous conclusions (particularly evident in his books on the Revolutionary War).

    “Yeah, homosexuality was a capital crime in Puritan New England, as per Leviticus.

    The rainbow flag waving Congregationalists are literally Puritans, I guess.”

    The likeness is in their belief in themselves as the Elect.

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    The Elect:

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Private_Memoirs_and_Confessions_of_a_Justified_Sinner
    , @Millennial
    Any successful and/or self-confident tribe/nation/religion/ruling class is self-righteous.

    You may as well claim that modern gun-grabbing politicians are the ideological heirs of the 12th century Pope who tried to ban jousting and restrict the use of crossbows and bows.
  170. Cortes says:
    @Millennial
    Scotland was a Calvinist, Old Testament-thumping, borderline-theocracy before Oliver Cromwell was even born.

    "Viciously murderous judaizers"

    Yeah, homosexuality was a capital crime in Puritan New England, as per Leviticus.

    The rainbow flag waving Congregationalists are literally Puritans, I guess.

    David Hackett Fischer is a talented researcher, but he likes drawing grandiose, ridiculous conclusions (particularly evident in his books on the Revolutionary War).

    “Borderline-theocracy”.

    Not sure where the “borderline” part comes in. The Calvinists in Scotland were preTaleban Taleban. Check out the ruins of mediaeval churches, cathedrals and abbeys. A bit like the destruction of the Buddhas of Afghanistan recently. (Always thought there’s a great book waiting to be done on nonconformity – orneriness- and the existence or absence of the saltire in US states flags).

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  171. Cortes says:
    @Hibernian
    "Yeah, homosexuality was a capital crime in Puritan New England, as per Leviticus.

    The rainbow flag waving Congregationalists are literally Puritans, I guess."

    The likeness is in their belief in themselves as the Elect.
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  172. BB753 says:
    @Mis(ter)Anthrope
    "White people moving elsewhere, spouting cucky sounds, are tough guys. ..."

    You will never hear me spouting "cucky sounds" and I will never move elsewhere.

    It bothers me that there are approximately 50,000 Somalians in MSP, yet local whites, who greatly outnumber them, seem scared to death of them. My question is, why?

    Are there no real white men there willing to let them know that they are will make life a living hell for them if they rape white women and cause chaos?

    Apparently not. The problem is that there are too many white pencil neck pussies with neck beards, like basquebritishhavesmallbrains. Guys like that get what they deserve.

    “Are there no real white men there willing to let them know that they are will make life a living hell for them if they rape white women and cause chaos?”

    The consideration of hate-laws and a hostile judiciary make them stop in their tracks, when it’s not sheer cowardice.

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  173. Clyde says:
    @Alden
    30 year pension and she was chief. She's only 52 or 53. That's about 35 years of Minneapolis paying her at least $200,000 a year.

    30 year pension and she was chief. She’s only 52 or 53. That’s about 35 years of Minneapolis paying her at least $200,000 a year.

    Thanks for the details. She’ll do just fine and get offers too from schools, government consulting, etc But I blame the disgusting mayor more for this fiasco and the quickie hiring and quickie police training the Somali shooter cop had. Chief Hearteu was just carrying out orders and policy.

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    But I blame the disgusting mayor more for this fiasco and the quickie hiring and quickie police training the Somali shooter cop had. Chief Hearteu was just carrying out orders and policy.

    Supposedly, the two dames do not get along and a Justice department report on a previous incident included reference to bitchy e-mail exchanges between the two.

    An aspect of Mayor Hodges problem (there are several) is simply lack of preparation. Her entire post-adolescent employment history prior to 2014 consisted of shizzy social-work-and-advocacy positions (and her time on the city council). It's a reasonable wager she'd never had more than one layer and a single-digit population working under her and she'd never had a position that incorporated robust operational measures of competence. Some people have a natural talent for administration (see Ronald Reagan, though keep in mind he also ran a craft union with a six-digit membership); she's not one. She herself is likely incapable of establishing the kind of rapport with the police force which would generate elan and high morale, and her priorities in making appointments are such that she'd likely never select anyone as chief of police who would do that in her absence.

    And her mindset is a bad match for the job. The louts who invaded her press conference are completely unserious bundles of emotion and you can do nothing with them and nothing about them. The "we'll talk...we'll talk" reaction out of her is not going to placate them and it's a false promise if meant sincerely. What Rudloph Giuliani said of Al Sharpton ("What's to discuss?") remains true. She should have had a platoon of security there hustling these cretins out the door and arresting the worst of them.
  174. MarkinLA says:
    @Mis(ter)Anthrope
    "White people moving elsewhere, spouting cucky sounds, are tough guys. ..."

    You will never hear me spouting "cucky sounds" and I will never move elsewhere.

    It bothers me that there are approximately 50,000 Somalians in MSP, yet local whites, who greatly outnumber them, seem scared to death of them. My question is, why?

    Are there no real white men there willing to let them know that they are will make life a living hell for them if they rape white women and cause chaos?

    Apparently not. The problem is that there are too many white pencil neck pussies with neck beards, like basquebritishhavesmallbrains. Guys like that get what they deserve.

    Are there no real white men there willing to let them know that they are will make life a living hell for them if they rape white women and cause chaos?

    Well don’t forget thet you will likely be tried in a federal court for some trumped up charge that will carry a 10 year no parole sentence. Remember the Minutemen that never touched an illegal and set the bottle of water a few feet away from him while somebody else videotaped the whole thing.

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  175. @Mis(ter)Anthrope
    "White people moving elsewhere, spouting cucky sounds, are tough guys. ..."

    You will never hear me spouting "cucky sounds" and I will never move elsewhere.

    It bothers me that there are approximately 50,000 Somalians in MSP, yet local whites, who greatly outnumber them, seem scared to death of them. My question is, why?

    Are there no real white men there willing to let them know that they are will make life a living hell for them if they rape white women and cause chaos?

    Apparently not. The problem is that there are too many white pencil neck pussies with neck beards, like basquebritishhavesmallbrains. Guys like that get what they deserve.

    It bothers me that there are approximately 50,000 Somalians in MSP, yet local whites, who greatly outnumber them, seem scared to death of them

    I don’t know a single Minnesotan who is “scared to death” of the local Somalimen. They’re more a source of comedy.

    All but one of the terrorists they’ve produced in this state took their show on the road, home to Africa. (The sole exception went to Portland. Only Seattle and San Francisco deserve it more.) We should complain about that?

    Until the– your– backlash hits the white SJWs (pardon the redundancy), the resettlement goons who resettle them everywhere but in their own leafy ‘hoods, and the pasty higher-ups who encourage them– and your mother who votes for them to “save” her Social Security check– no progress is going to be made.

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  176. @Jake
    The Congregational Churches are the still independent churches of the New England Puritans. The other half of the Puritan churches formed the United Church of Christ, which is even more Liberal, perhaps, than the Congregational churches.

    With that in mind, let's focus on ethnic cultural heritage in America (assuming the post is approved) and the ties to Liberalism and a conservative opposition. David Hackett Fischer in Albion's Seed demonstrates rather conclusively that American culture is a composite of 4 very distinct migrations from various parts of the British Isles. Two of those would form Southern culture, which, obvious to anyone with even a tenth of a brain, is far more conservative than the rest of America.

    The other two would form Northern culture. Those two were each defined by religion primarily. One is the nearly 100% ethnically pure Anglo-Saxon Puritan group, and the other is the mostly English midlands Quaker group.

    So the good old fashioned Anglo-Saxon values that many - say the dolts at VDARE - wish to revive are summed perfectly in the Congregationalist church, the United Church of Christ, and Quakers.

    Toss in the indispensable fact that the Anglo-Saxon Puritans were viciously murderous Judaizers, and there you have it.


    Let him who has eyes to see, see.

    Two of those would form Southern culture, which, obvious to anyone with even a tenth of a brain, is far more conservative than the rest of America.

    Right. Inviting Africans to our shores and giving them representation in Congress (at the expense of the white states) is “conservative”.

    Being outnumbered by those Africans in ones own state is “conservative”.

    Being first in line to ratify income taxation and alcohol prohibition is “conservative”.

    Endorsing conscription and every foreign war is “conservative”.

    Giving obscene electoral margins to a radical-chic patrician who shakes hands with a mass murderer– and turns over whole countries to the murderer’s control– is “conservative”.

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  177. @Hibernian
    "Yeah, homosexuality was a capital crime in Puritan New England, as per Leviticus.

    The rainbow flag waving Congregationalists are literally Puritans, I guess."

    The likeness is in their belief in themselves as the Elect.

    Any successful and/or self-confident tribe/nation/religion/ruling class is self-righteous.

    You may as well claim that modern gun-grabbing politicians are the ideological heirs of the 12th century Pope who tried to ban jousting and restrict the use of crossbows and bows.

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    "You may as well claim that modern gun-grabbing politicians are the ideological heirs of the 12th century Pope who tried to ban jousting and restrict the use of crossbows and bows."

    Sounds good to me.
  178. guest says:
    @M_Young
    As a foodie, my biggest worry is that the supply of canoe harvested wild rice might be impacted. Any data on that?

    I get wild rice soup from a supposedly Italian-y, somewhat hipsterish restaurant called “Zuppa Cucina,” which of course translates as “soup kitchen.” I just wanted everyone to know there’s a “casual dining” restaurant called Soup Kitchen.

    Anyway, their supply hasn’t been cut off yet. I don’t know if it’s canoe-based, but it’s good enough for me.

    Does the rest of the country eat wild rice hot-dish while listening to Prince music and watching the Twins, or is that just us? Can Somalis ever truly embrace that combination, even if they replace ground beef with goat meat?

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  179. guest says:
    @weyyar
    My view of Minnesota was always the Mary Tyler Moore Show, Charles Schultz and ice fishing.

    I believe this view is now outdated.

    Interestingly enough, the apartment complex Mary Richards was shown to inhabit–which I suppose was picked because of its stylish architecture of the Brutalist school–is actually public housing referred to locally as the “Crack Sack.” I don’t know whether Somalis have built one of their Little Mogadishus there yet or not. The Cedar-Riverside neighborhood was doing bad enough with local blacks.

    People still ice fish, though they have elaborate, heated, RV-like structures to relax in while they do it.

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    • Replies: @Art Deco
    Interestingly enough, the apartment complex Mary Richards was shown to inhabit–which I suppose was picked because of its stylish architecture of the Brutalist school–is actually public housing referred to locally as the “Crack Sack.”



    That building may have been in the opening credits, but it's not where the character lived.

    http://hookedonhouses.net/2009/07/05/mary-richards-apartment-on-the-mary-tyler-moore-show/

    She lived in a chopped-up house with her landlady's family and one other tenant ("Rhoda Morgenstern").
  180. guest says:
    @SMK
    Actually, there are far more Germans in Minnesota than Scandinavians, and Norwegians outnumber Swedes by almost two to one. And we know why Germans, even in America, are guilt-addled, ethno-masochistic, self-hating, and suicidal collectively.

    There’s a Catholic graveyard not a mile away from my house with actual German engraved on the headstones. So there must be that history, but much like in the rest of the country you don’t hear about it. All other ethnicities are out in the open and self-promoting.

    For instance, there’s a nearby town called New Prague, with as you can imagine a Bohemian influence. They have their own radio station broadcasting polka music. The songs are mostly about beer. You don’t see any German equivalent.

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    • Replies: @guest
    "with actual German"

    That is, "geb" for "geboren," or born, and "gest" for "gestorben," or died.
    , @Dan Hayes
    guest:

    In this country almost all manifestations of German culture and memory were purposefully extinguished by the Wasp establishment in World War I.
  181. guest says:
    @guest
    There's a Catholic graveyard not a mile away from my house with actual German engraved on the headstones. So there must be that history, but much like in the rest of the country you don't hear about it. All other ethnicities are out in the open and self-promoting.

    For instance, there's a nearby town called New Prague, with as you can imagine a Bohemian influence. They have their own radio station broadcasting polka music. The songs are mostly about beer. You don't see any German equivalent.

    “with actual German”

    That is, “geb” for “geboren,” or born, and “gest” for “gestorben,” or died.

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  182. @Peripatetic commenter
    If the following is true, it is no wonder they had to throw the lesbian Pokemon police chief under the bus:

    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/world/neighbour-of-justine-damonds-killer-gives-shocking-new-insight-into-his-behaviour/news-story/34eb2c08676af98afc376d83aaff31dd

    1. His gun on his lap? What the actual F?

    2. Quick tempered, nervous, jumpy? His psych profile had to show those things up and yet they hired him?

    Seems to me that there are some huge liability issues right there.

    Thanks.

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  183. Art Deco says:
    @Alden
    "There is but one God, the God of Israel" proclaimed both Knox and Calvin. Puritans and Calvinists weren't even Christians because they proclaimed Jesus was not God.

    Puritans and Calvinists weren’t even Christians because they proclaimed Jesus was not God.

    You’ve confused Calvinists with Unitarians.

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    John Calvin and John Knox both lived and preached in the 1500s. That is a direct quote from John Calvin.
    , @Hibernian
    Unitarianism in the US evolved from New England Puritanism. Where there's a historical connection like that there's usually some ideological linkage. I remember in my young church shopping days a Unitarian pastor speaking of "the re-Judiazation of Christianity." I don't remeber the details but it didn't begin with the New England, or any other, Unitarians. To be fair, celebration of the God of Abraham Isaac and Jacob can be, and for me as a Catholic is, entirely consistent with belief in the Trinity and The Lordship of Jesus Christ. The local rabbi probably won't agree.

    In reply to another poster I said that old style Puritans and modern liberal Congregationalists had a belief in their own election as common ground. He said the point was trivial. (Not quite in so many words.) I maintain that it is anything but trivial.
  184. Ganderson says:
    @SMK
    Actually, there are far more Germans in Minnesota than Scandinavians, and Norwegians outnumber Swedes by almost two to one. And we know why Germans, even in America, are guilt-addled, ethno-masochistic, self-hating, and suicidal collectively.

    There are more Germans than any of the individual Scandinavian nationalities. Norwegians do NOT outnumber Swedes 2-1; there are more Swedes.

    The website Mongabay agrees with you- I find it hard to believe, though.

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    Wikipedia.com: Germans 38.6%; Norwegians 17%; Swedes 9.8%.
  185. Ganderson says:
    @Mis(ter)Anthrope
    "White people moving elsewhere, spouting cucky sounds, are tough guys. ..."

    You will never hear me spouting "cucky sounds" and I will never move elsewhere.

    It bothers me that there are approximately 50,000 Somalians in MSP, yet local whites, who greatly outnumber them, seem scared to death of them. My question is, why?

    Are there no real white men there willing to let them know that they are will make life a living hell for them if they rape white women and cause chaos?

    Apparently not. The problem is that there are too many white pencil neck pussies with neck beards, like basquebritishhavesmallbrains. Guys like that get what they deserve.

    This might bring a smile. My eldest, who lives in Milwaukee, had his bachelor party in downtown Minneapolis a couple summers ago. On their way back to the hotel after a night of celebration my middle son and a friend, both college lax players, were set upon by some “teens” of the East African persuasion. I figure these “youths” thought they had a couple of frat boys they could roll. The two of then send the group of 6-7 packing! A small victory in the battle for our cities.

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    Very nice.
    , @guest
    Last time I was in Downtown Minneapolis, in the gentrified warehouse district, or "North Loop" (near the Twins' new Target Field)-which upon first site seemed to be inhabited solely by homos--I could have sworn I heard a gunshot. Turns out it was a vibrant lady, who was probably of the Old Stock, and not Somalian. (She was a block away.) Any way, she dropped a box she was carrying, I assume, which made the noise. Then she got into an argument with a fellow in an SUV. And I mean a LOUD argument.

    These people are so loud, no wonder they couldn't ambush your kin. They probably let out a Rebel Yell preliminary to the rolling.
  186. Art Deco says:
    @guest
    Interestingly enough, the apartment complex Mary Richards was shown to inhabit--which I suppose was picked because of its stylish architecture of the Brutalist school--is actually public housing referred to locally as the "Crack Sack." I don't know whether Somalis have built one of their Little Mogadishus there yet or not. The Cedar-Riverside neighborhood was doing bad enough with local blacks.

    People still ice fish, though they have elaborate, heated, RV-like structures to relax in while they do it.

    Interestingly enough, the apartment complex Mary Richards was shown to inhabit–which I suppose was picked because of its stylish architecture of the Brutalist school–is actually public housing referred to locally as the “Crack Sack.”

    That building may have been in the opening credits, but it’s not where the character lived.

    http://hookedonhouses.net/2009/07/05/mary-richards-apartment-on-the-mary-tyler-moore-show/

    She lived in a chopped-up house with her landlady’s family and one other tenant (“Rhoda Morgenstern”).

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    Mary Richards lived in that house for a few seasons- in the tony Kenwood area west and a little south of downtown. The building was owned by a physicist at the 'U' : according to the story when the film crew came back one year to film exteriors the owner wished to get paid, and papered his house with "impeach Nixon" banners and such. The studio didn't cough up, That was when they moved her to a high rise .
    , @guest
    If you read the article to which you linked, you'll see they mention Mary moved to a high-rise apartment in the middle of the show's run. (Purportedly because the owners of the house put up an "Impeach Nixon" sign so the network wouldn't film exteriors there anymore, though I've nrver heard of that. You'd think they could just keep using the old shots.) That apartment was in the Riverside Towers, a.k.a. the "Crack Sack," one of my ugliest buildings in MN.
    , @guest
    That house, by the way, was actually in the Kenwood neighborhood, which is near Lake Calhoun in Uptown Minneapolis. That's a rich part of town, and I think would've been out of Mary Richards' league.

    Far away from the Riverside neighborhood in terms of class, anyway. Though there no doubt are hipster/bohemians there, it's gotta be at least half-black. And not the good kind of black.
  187. Art Deco says:
    @Clyde

    30 year pension and she was chief. She’s only 52 or 53. That’s about 35 years of Minneapolis paying her at least $200,000 a year.
     
    Thanks for the details. She'll do just fine and get offers too from schools, government consulting, etc But I blame the disgusting mayor more for this fiasco and the quickie hiring and quickie police training the Somali shooter cop had. Chief Hearteu was just carrying out orders and policy.

    But I blame the disgusting mayor more for this fiasco and the quickie hiring and quickie police training the Somali shooter cop had. Chief Hearteu was just carrying out orders and policy.

    Supposedly, the two dames do not get along and a Justice department report on a previous incident included reference to bitchy e-mail exchanges between the two.

    An aspect of Mayor Hodges problem (there are several) is simply lack of preparation. Her entire post-adolescent employment history prior to 2014 consisted of shizzy social-work-and-advocacy positions (and her time on the city council). It’s a reasonable wager she’d never had more than one layer and a single-digit population working under her and she’d never had a position that incorporated robust operational measures of competence. Some people have a natural talent for administration (see Ronald Reagan, though keep in mind he also ran a craft union with a six-digit membership); she’s not one. She herself is likely incapable of establishing the kind of rapport with the police force which would generate elan and high morale, and her priorities in making appointments are such that she’d likely never select anyone as chief of police who would do that in her absence.

    And her mindset is a bad match for the job. The louts who invaded her press conference are completely unserious bundles of emotion and you can do nothing with them and nothing about them. The “we’ll talk…we’ll talk” reaction out of her is not going to placate them and it’s a false promise if meant sincerely. What Rudloph Giuliani said of Al Sharpton (“What’s to discuss?”) remains true. She should have had a platoon of security there hustling these cretins out the door and arresting the worst of them.

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    Supposedly, the two dames do not get along and a Justice department report on a previous incident included reference to bitchy e-mail exchanges between the two.
     
    This is so easily imagined. There can only be one queen bee in a lefty hive. Lefty sandbox jealousy, can they somehow blame the patriarchy?
    Betsy Hodges was pretty much a do nothing useful person....like all these women running NGOs.... like Obama's so called community organizing days.
  188. Art Deco says:
    @Johann Ricke

    This growth coincides with: 1. cheap, safe and rapid air travel and 2. air conditioning, without which Florida was much less attractive.
     
    Orlando's growth was higher before Disney showed up. As of 1965, 10% of American homes had air conditioning. Orlando's fastest growth decade was 1960. At no point after Disney showed up in 1970, was Orlando's % population growth faster than in the decades before 1960. A big chunk of this slowdown probably had to do with Disney buying up ~50 sq miles of land around Orlando (~100 sq miles) for its theme park, thereby limiting Orlando's options for annexing neighboring towns.

    I’ll wager the 10% datum refers to central air. My grandmother never had central air. She did buy window units ca. 1955. Also, his reference is to prevalence nationally; 10% nationally likely translated into 25% or more in the South. (BTW, Florida’s population has trebled since 1965).

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  189. Dan Hayes says:
    @guest
    There's a Catholic graveyard not a mile away from my house with actual German engraved on the headstones. So there must be that history, but much like in the rest of the country you don't hear about it. All other ethnicities are out in the open and self-promoting.

    For instance, there's a nearby town called New Prague, with as you can imagine a Bohemian influence. They have their own radio station broadcasting polka music. The songs are mostly about beer. You don't see any German equivalent.

    guest:

    In this country almost all manifestations of German culture and memory were purposefully extinguished by the Wasp establishment in World War I.

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  190. yeah says:
    @Wilkey
    The entire Left will eventually organize itself into one giant circular firing squad.

    “The entire Left will eventually organize itself into one giant circular firing squad.”

    When, pray WHEN? Can this be fast-tracked?

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  191. SMK says: • Website
    @Ganderson
    There are more Germans than any of the individual Scandinavian nationalities. Norwegians do NOT outnumber Swedes 2-1; there are more Swedes.

    The website Mongabay agrees with you- I find it hard to believe, though.

    Wikipedia.com: Germans 38.6%; Norwegians 17%; Swedes 9.8%.

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    Those are roughly the numbers I found too, but it just doesn't seem right. I wonder who counts as Norwegian and who counts as a Swede ? There was a lot of race mixing between the Norwegians in the Swedes.
  192. @candid_observer
    A Somali cop kills a white lady, and so the mayor thinks the only solution is to hire a black guy to take over as police chief. But, but, this is no good for the black heckler, who thinks she has demonstrated her incompetence.

    Does any of this make sense?

    A Somali cop kills a white lady, and so the mayor thinks the only solution is to hire a black guy to take over as police chief. But, but, this is no good for the black heckler, who thinks she has demonstrated her incompetence.

    A new mayor, black of course, is now deserved. Race trumps gender.

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    This lunatic kept saying, I should say screaming, that "this is our city, this is our city," "we want our city back," and such. Minneapolis is only 18% "African-American." and still majority-white despite the invasion of myriads of black Somali Muslim primitives. And it's "our city," it belongs to blacks. I feared this lunatic would never stop raving unless he lost his voice or had to rush to the bathroom.
    , @SMK
    A Somali cop who shouldn't even be in the U.S. and Minneapolis, much less a police officer, shoots and kills an unarmed and harmless white female, and the batty left-wing mayor fires the lesbian/Amerindian police chief, apparently because she lamented the death of Justine and was mildly critical of the Somali "affirmative-action" incompetent, and replaces her with a black male. But the lunatic is outraged because the new police chief is "not one of us." By that I assume he meant that the man was a cop and thus an enemy of blacks and an agent of "systematic racism." So, apparently, the mayor should have appointed a black who wasn't a member of the police force or in law enforcement.

    one cant reason and live with such people, or mollify and please them no matter how obeisant and deferential. Blacks aa a group are psychotic, totally delusional, completely estranged from objective reality, impervious to facts and logic, drunk with hatred and obsessed with revanchism.
  193. Ganderson says:
    @Art Deco
    Interestingly enough, the apartment complex Mary Richards was shown to inhabit–which I suppose was picked because of its stylish architecture of the Brutalist school–is actually public housing referred to locally as the “Crack Sack.”



    That building may have been in the opening credits, but it's not where the character lived.

    http://hookedonhouses.net/2009/07/05/mary-richards-apartment-on-the-mary-tyler-moore-show/

    She lived in a chopped-up house with her landlady's family and one other tenant ("Rhoda Morgenstern").

    Mary Richards lived in that house for a few seasons- in the tony Kenwood area west and a little south of downtown. The building was owned by a physicist at the ‘U’ : according to the story when the film crew came back one year to film exteriors the owner wished to get paid, and papered his house with “impeach Nixon” banners and such. The studio didn’t cough up, That was when they moved her to a high rise .

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  194. Ganderson says:
    @SMK
    Wikipedia.com: Germans 38.6%; Norwegians 17%; Swedes 9.8%.

    Those are roughly the numbers I found too, but it just doesn’t seem right. I wonder who counts as Norwegian and who counts as a Swede ? There was a lot of race mixing between the Norwegians in the Swedes.

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  195. Clyde says:
    @Art Deco
    But I blame the disgusting mayor more for this fiasco and the quickie hiring and quickie police training the Somali shooter cop had. Chief Hearteu was just carrying out orders and policy.

    Supposedly, the two dames do not get along and a Justice department report on a previous incident included reference to bitchy e-mail exchanges between the two.

    An aspect of Mayor Hodges problem (there are several) is simply lack of preparation. Her entire post-adolescent employment history prior to 2014 consisted of shizzy social-work-and-advocacy positions (and her time on the city council). It's a reasonable wager she'd never had more than one layer and a single-digit population working under her and she'd never had a position that incorporated robust operational measures of competence. Some people have a natural talent for administration (see Ronald Reagan, though keep in mind he also ran a craft union with a six-digit membership); she's not one. She herself is likely incapable of establishing the kind of rapport with the police force which would generate elan and high morale, and her priorities in making appointments are such that she'd likely never select anyone as chief of police who would do that in her absence.

    And her mindset is a bad match for the job. The louts who invaded her press conference are completely unserious bundles of emotion and you can do nothing with them and nothing about them. The "we'll talk...we'll talk" reaction out of her is not going to placate them and it's a false promise if meant sincerely. What Rudloph Giuliani said of Al Sharpton ("What's to discuss?") remains true. She should have had a platoon of security there hustling these cretins out the door and arresting the worst of them.

    Supposedly, the two dames do not get along and a Justice department report on a previous incident included reference to bitchy e-mail exchanges between the two.

    This is so easily imagined. There can only be one queen bee in a lefty hive. Lefty sandbox jealousy, can they somehow blame the patriarchy?
    Betsy Hodges was pretty much a do nothing useful person….like all these women running NGOs…. like Obama’s so called community organizing days.

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  196. guest says:
    @Art Deco
    Interestingly enough, the apartment complex Mary Richards was shown to inhabit–which I suppose was picked because of its stylish architecture of the Brutalist school–is actually public housing referred to locally as the “Crack Sack.”



    That building may have been in the opening credits, but it's not where the character lived.

    http://hookedonhouses.net/2009/07/05/mary-richards-apartment-on-the-mary-tyler-moore-show/

    She lived in a chopped-up house with her landlady's family and one other tenant ("Rhoda Morgenstern").

    If you read the article to which you linked, you’ll see they mention Mary moved to a high-rise apartment in the middle of the show’s run. (Purportedly because the owners of the house put up an “Impeach Nixon” sign so the network wouldn’t film exteriors there anymore, though I’ve nrver heard of that. You’d think they could just keep using the old shots.) That apartment was in the Riverside Towers, a.k.a. the “Crack Sack,” one of my ugliest buildings in MN.

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  197. guest says:
    @Art Deco
    Interestingly enough, the apartment complex Mary Richards was shown to inhabit–which I suppose was picked because of its stylish architecture of the Brutalist school–is actually public housing referred to locally as the “Crack Sack.”



    That building may have been in the opening credits, but it's not where the character lived.

    http://hookedonhouses.net/2009/07/05/mary-richards-apartment-on-the-mary-tyler-moore-show/

    She lived in a chopped-up house with her landlady's family and one other tenant ("Rhoda Morgenstern").

    That house, by the way, was actually in the Kenwood neighborhood, which is near Lake Calhoun in Uptown Minneapolis. That’s a rich part of town, and I think would’ve been out of Mary Richards’ league.

    Far away from the Riverside neighborhood in terms of class, anyway. Though there no doubt are hipster/bohemians there, it’s gotta be at least half-black. And not the good kind of black.

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  198. Alden says:
    @Jack Hanson
    You need to stop cut and pasting this mad lib in every post.

    Whiskey is a 90 year old Virgin.

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  199. Alden says:
    @Art Deco
    Puritans and Calvinists weren’t even Christians because they proclaimed Jesus was not God.

    You've confused Calvinists with Unitarians.

    John Calvin and John Knox both lived and preached in the 1500s. That is a direct quote from John Calvin.

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  200. Alden says:
    @Millennial
    Scotland was a Calvinist, Old Testament-thumping, borderline-theocracy before Oliver Cromwell was even born.

    "Viciously murderous judaizers"

    Yeah, homosexuality was a capital crime in Puritan New England, as per Leviticus.

    The rainbow flag waving Congregationalists are literally Puritans, I guess.

    David Hackett Fischer is a talented researcher, but he likes drawing grandiose, ridiculous conclusions (particularly evident in his books on the Revolutionary War).

    Scotland became taliban Calvinist in the mid 1500s because of John Knox. Knox worked for James Stewart, Earl of Mornay illegimate son of James 5.

    Had the Earl’s mother been married to James 5 he would have become king when James 5 died. Instead, Mary, James only legitimate child became sovereign Queen
    Knox delved into the Bible and discovered it was against the laws of man and God that a woman should be sovereign Queen or have any authority over men.

    Knox’s manifesto against the monstrous regime of women wasn’t just directed against Mary Queen of Scots.
    It was also directed against English Queens Mary and Elizabeth Tudor because they were women. Of course like all English sovereigns the Tudor Queens had designs on Scotland.

    The people of Geneva recovered from Calvin quickly but the Scots remained Knoxian for centuries.

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    James Stewart, Earl of Mornay...? heheh
    , @Millennial
    In the minds of quite a few people here and elsewhere, only the 17th century English ever produced a "Calvinist taliban."

    Furthermore, this "English taliban" is often blamed for the current state of the USA.

    The existence of a powerful and long-lasting Scottish "Calvinist taliban" is a bit of an inconvenient fact to anti-Wasp Moldbug parrots and Albion's Seed/"American nations" theorists - which is why I bring it up.

    Was Knox a "judaizer" for using the Old Testament to justify a conservative viewpoint (no rule by women)?
  201. Hibernian says:
    @Millennial
    Any successful and/or self-confident tribe/nation/religion/ruling class is self-righteous.

    You may as well claim that modern gun-grabbing politicians are the ideological heirs of the 12th century Pope who tried to ban jousting and restrict the use of crossbows and bows.

    “You may as well claim that modern gun-grabbing politicians are the ideological heirs of the 12th century Pope who tried to ban jousting and restrict the use of crossbows and bows.”

    Sounds good to me.

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  202. Hibernian says:
    @Art Deco
    Puritans and Calvinists weren’t even Christians because they proclaimed Jesus was not God.

    You've confused Calvinists with Unitarians.

    Unitarianism in the US evolved from New England Puritanism. Where there’s a historical connection like that there’s usually some ideological linkage. I remember in my young church shopping days a Unitarian pastor speaking of “the re-Judiazation of Christianity.” I don’t remeber the details but it didn’t begin with the New England, or any other, Unitarians. To be fair, celebration of the God of Abraham Isaac and Jacob can be, and for me as a Catholic is, entirely consistent with belief in the Trinity and The Lordship of Jesus Christ. The local rabbi probably won’t agree.

    In reply to another poster I said that old style Puritans and modern liberal Congregationalists had a belief in their own election as common ground. He said the point was trivial. (Not quite in so many words.) I maintain that it is anything but trivial.

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    Unitarianism in the US evolved from New England Puritanism. Where there’s a historical connection like that there’s usually some ideological linkage.

    Rejection of conventional Christology was a late 18th century phenomenon in the English-speaking world. It was also a minority viewpoint. The foundationally Calvinist denominations in this country (UCC, the Dutch Reformed bodies and the various Presbyterian bodes) outnumber the Unitarian Association by 20-to-1. Calvinism is also common in Baptist denominations (but not an orthodoxy).

    The babble about 'Judaizing' Puritanism is RadTrad rubbish.
  203. @Ganderson
    This might bring a smile. My eldest, who lives in Milwaukee, had his bachelor party in downtown Minneapolis a couple summers ago. On their way back to the hotel after a night of celebration my middle son and a friend, both college lax players, were set upon by some "teens" of the East African persuasion. I figure these "youths" thought they had a couple of frat boys they could roll. The two of then send the group of 6-7 packing! A small victory in the battle for our cities.

    Very nice.

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  204. guest says:
    @Ganderson
    This might bring a smile. My eldest, who lives in Milwaukee, had his bachelor party in downtown Minneapolis a couple summers ago. On their way back to the hotel after a night of celebration my middle son and a friend, both college lax players, were set upon by some "teens" of the East African persuasion. I figure these "youths" thought they had a couple of frat boys they could roll. The two of then send the group of 6-7 packing! A small victory in the battle for our cities.

    Last time I was in Downtown Minneapolis, in the gentrified warehouse district, or “North Loop” (near the Twins’ new Target Field)-which upon first site seemed to be inhabited solely by homos–I could have sworn I heard a gunshot. Turns out it was a vibrant lady, who was probably of the Old Stock, and not Somalian. (She was a block away.) Any way, she dropped a box she was carrying, I assume, which made the noise. Then she got into an argument with a fellow in an SUV. And I mean a LOUD argument.

    These people are so loud, no wonder they couldn’t ambush your kin. They probably let out a Rebel Yell preliminary to the rolling.

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  205. anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Alden
    Scotland became taliban Calvinist in the mid 1500s because of John Knox. Knox worked for James Stewart, Earl of Mornay illegimate son of James 5.

    Had the Earl's mother been married to James 5 he would have become king when James 5 died. Instead, Mary, James only legitimate child became sovereign Queen
    Knox delved into the Bible and discovered it was against the laws of man and God that a woman should be sovereign Queen or have any authority over men.

    Knox's manifesto against the monstrous regime of women wasn't just directed against Mary Queen of Scots.
    It was also directed against English Queens Mary and Elizabeth Tudor because they were women. Of course like all English sovereigns the Tudor Queens had designs on Scotland.

    The people of Geneva recovered from Calvin quickly but the Scots remained Knoxian for centuries.

    James Stewart, Earl of Mornay…? heheh

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  206. @Alden
    Scotland became taliban Calvinist in the mid 1500s because of John Knox. Knox worked for James Stewart, Earl of Mornay illegimate son of James 5.

    Had the Earl's mother been married to James 5 he would have become king when James 5 died. Instead, Mary, James only legitimate child became sovereign Queen
    Knox delved into the Bible and discovered it was against the laws of man and God that a woman should be sovereign Queen or have any authority over men.

    Knox's manifesto against the monstrous regime of women wasn't just directed against Mary Queen of Scots.
    It was also directed against English Queens Mary and Elizabeth Tudor because they were women. Of course like all English sovereigns the Tudor Queens had designs on Scotland.

    The people of Geneva recovered from Calvin quickly but the Scots remained Knoxian for centuries.

    In the minds of quite a few people here and elsewhere, only the 17th century English ever produced a “Calvinist taliban.”

    Furthermore, this “English taliban” is often blamed for the current state of the USA.

    The existence of a powerful and long-lasting Scottish “Calvinist taliban” is a bit of an inconvenient fact to anti-Wasp Moldbug parrots and Albion’s Seed/”American nations” theorists – which is why I bring it up.

    Was Knox a “judaizer” for using the Old Testament to justify a conservative viewpoint (no rule by women)?

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  207. TheJester says:
    @TheJester
    I'm wondering if Minneapolis is a window on the future of Americas "blue" cities ... a natural progression as the ideological flotsam of Cultural Marxism, feminism, diversity, and globalization reaches its reductio ad absurdum.

    What God has wrought ...!

    I'm chuckling over these Minnesota SJWs. They're really funny. They should take their act to the Improv. Slapstick comedy doesn't get any better.

    The deadly social disease of Cultural Marxism bringing down Minneapolis is so widespread that it is also taking down our military services. Folding the LGB communities into the military is a done deal. Soon, the transgendered will be added to the list. Then, it is inevitable that we witness the development of openly lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, and transgendered communities among the officer and enlisted ranks. Disparate impacts on these new communities will mean the designation of select base housing, on-base clubs, and other infrastructure exclusively for them. Compared to this, what’s going on in Minneapolis is child’s play … but all Black comedy at its best!

    Cultural Marxism has apparently even edged its way into ship design in the Navy:

    No urinals: New US naval aircraft carrier goes ‘gender-neutral’

    A new state-of-the-art US aircraft carrier (Gerald R. Ford) is currently the only ship in its fleet that is fully equipped with gender-neutral restrooms. However, urinals are absent from the ship’s restrooms, and now design experts have reservations about the new look.

    The Navy is fully backing the changes that were made to the restrooms on the ship. They cited convenience as the reason for the switchover, relating to possible crew changes in the future that would allow a smooth transition for male and female bathroom reassignments, the Navy Times reported.

    https://www.rt.com/usa/397394-urinal-navy-us-ford/?utm_source=browser&utm_medium=aplication_chrome&utm_campaign=chrome

    As a commentator from the Unz Review said (paraphrased), “Once you reach a critical mass of women in an organization, the primary mission of that organization is to accommodate female emotions.”

    The same can be said for the LGBTxyz and other victim-based communities taking over one piece at a time as their narratives impose their interests on society.

    At the end of the day, what will an LGBTxyz, feminist, multicultural society with open borders look like?

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    "At the end of the day, what will an LGBTxyz, feminist, multicultural society with open borders look like?"

    It won't look like a society at all, more like a chaotic, multi-culti, thronged bazaar.
  208. Art Deco says:
    @Hibernian
    Unitarianism in the US evolved from New England Puritanism. Where there's a historical connection like that there's usually some ideological linkage. I remember in my young church shopping days a Unitarian pastor speaking of "the re-Judiazation of Christianity." I don't remeber the details but it didn't begin with the New England, or any other, Unitarians. To be fair, celebration of the God of Abraham Isaac and Jacob can be, and for me as a Catholic is, entirely consistent with belief in the Trinity and The Lordship of Jesus Christ. The local rabbi probably won't agree.

    In reply to another poster I said that old style Puritans and modern liberal Congregationalists had a belief in their own election as common ground. He said the point was trivial. (Not quite in so many words.) I maintain that it is anything but trivial.

    Unitarianism in the US evolved from New England Puritanism. Where there’s a historical connection like that there’s usually some ideological linkage.

    Rejection of conventional Christology was a late 18th century phenomenon in the English-speaking world. It was also a minority viewpoint. The foundationally Calvinist denominations in this country (UCC, the Dutch Reformed bodies and the various Presbyterian bodes) outnumber the Unitarian Association by 20-to-1. Calvinism is also common in Baptist denominations (but not an orthodoxy).

    The babble about ‘Judaizing’ Puritanism is RadTrad rubbish.

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  209. @Anonymous
    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/lynn-barber-i-took-an-asylum-seeker-into-my-home-it-didn-t-end-well-xtzn7gw99

    Lynn Barber: I took an asylum seeker into my home. It didn’t end well

    This is a story in two parts, without a happy ending, or indeed an ending of any sort. I thought it only fair to warn you.

    If you remember, the summer of 2015 brought almost daily horror stories of refugees being drowned at sea or suffocating in lorries while seeking asylum in Europe. The climax was the picture of a dead Syrian boy, Alan Kurdi, washed up on a Turkish beach, though for some reason I was more haunted by a photograph of a Syrian mother trying to hold her baby above the waves. She was my personal tipping point, the moment when I decided I must do something. Not just the usual, comfortable “something must be done” feeling that might induce me to sign a petition or write to my MP, but a much more urgent, anxiety-inducing demand that I, personally, must do what I could to help. But what? I was 71, far from fit, not much use on rescue boats or even soup kitchens. But at least I have a big house.

    So I wrote to my local council (Islington, in north London) offering to take in a Syrian family. It never replied. (Someone told me later that I wouldn’t be allowed to take a family because I smoke.) I thought there must be a website where you could sign up to take refugees, but I couldn’t find it. I was still puzzling what to do when I happened to meet an artist called Mike Snelle in an east London bar. He said he’d been out in the Calais Jungle camp helping to build shelters for migrants. He said conditions were horrendous, and bound to get worse. I asked what happened to refugees who did manage to cross the Channel, and he said they are mostly put in detention centres, unless they can find someone to take them. I’ll take one, I said, and that was that.

    A few weeks later, Mike rang to say he’d met a Sudanese migrant, Mohammed, who had just arrived under a lorry, and perhaps I would take him? I asked Mike to bring him round so I could inspect him. He seemed shy but very polite, and spoke good English. He explained that he had registered with the Home Office on arrival and got the vital ID card that makes him an official asylum seeker. It said that he was not allowed to find employment; instead, he got a weekly £35 living allowance while waiting for his asylum hearing. I assumed this would be a matter of weeks — but I was later told it can take years! Anyway, I told him he was welcome to stay, and that Mike should ring when he was ready to move in.





    Mike rang a few days later — bad timing because I was about to go on holiday — but I said bring him round, but pick up some food on the way. They arrived laden with shopping bags containing a weird selection of loo rolls, kitchen rolls, drums of cooking oil and sacks of lentils. I took them up to my daughter’s old room — and they immediately spotted an ancient computer in the corner and started tinkering with it. They asked for my hub code, password, batteries for the mouse and in no time at all got it working. Mike asked me to show Mohammed how to use the burglar alarm and then he disappeared into the night.

    So I am alone in the house with a man I have barely met who now has my front-door key, burglar alarm code and complete access to my computer. Mohammed seems happy to stay in his room fiddling with the old computer, so I leave him to it, but later he comes down and asks if he can cook me dinner. No thanks, I tell him, I’ve eaten. With great formality, he announces that he plans to treat me like his mother. Hmm. Not sure I want to be treated like a Sudanese mother — I suspect it means a lot of cooking, cleaning and washing — so I tell him to treat me like what I am — his landlady — and basically keep out of my way.

    Next morning Dorota, my cleaner, is coming and I have to warn her there is a man staying in the spare room. I’m nervous about how she’ll take it. Dorota is Polish and has been my cleaner for 10 years, and I love her dearly. But she has once or twice made remarks about “foreigners” that do not bode well. At first she seems thrilled by the idea of a man in the spare room — she is always telling me I should get a boyfriend — but I quickly disabuse her. “He is a Sudanese asylum seeker. He’s asleep now, but you’ll meet him later. His name is Mohammed.” Later, she knocks at my study door. What did you say his name was? Mohammed. Where does he come from? Sudan. Where is that? North Africa. Ah! She goes away shaking her head. Eventually Mohammed gets up, and I take him downstairs to meet Dorota — an anxious moment, but I stand over them while they exchange wary hellos.

    Heartbreaking: the photograph of a dead three-year-old Syrian, Alan Kurdi, that shook the world in 2015 Heartbreaking: the photograph of a dead three-year-old Syrian, Alan Kurdi, that shook the world in 2015 AP Mohammed announces that he is going to Edgware Road to buy food so he can cook me a Sudanese dinner. How nice, I say, but why does he have to go to Edgware Road? There are halal shops just down the hill in Archway. But no, he says Edgware Road is best. Who knew? I’ve barely shopped anywhere except Waitrose. So he goes off shopping and I go off interviewing and, when I return, I find him in the kitchen stirring a saucepan. And there are even more stacks of supplies — sacks of onions, beans, tomatoes, racks of egg boxes — and my small kitchen, normally so bare, now looks like the catering tent for a rock festival.

    I lay the table for two, but Mohammed says he doesn’t need a knife and fork, he eats with his fingers. Given that the food is quite sloppy, this seems difficult, but anyway he manages, neatly scooping up the mushy stuff with bread. This is waika, he announces, the Sudanese national dish, made from minced lamb, onions, tomatoes, with some sort of hot chilli sauce on the side and mish — yoghurt with fenugreek. It is absolutely delicious. I could eat it every day, and presumably will have to because he has made enough to feed an army.

    While we are eating, an old friend drops by, bringing quinces from his garden, so I invite him to join us for supper. He is shocked to find Mohammed here — apparently I forgot to tell him. He asks Mohammed how he got to England and for the first time he recounts his epic journey. He was studying oil engineering at Khartoum University when he “got in trouble” (unspecified) and was advised to leave Sudan quickly. That was last April. His uncle paid people smugglers to take him by truck across the desert to Libya, a five-day journey, and then by sea to Italy. The boatman was supposed to have navigation equipment but didn’t, so they were bobbing about in the sea for several hours before a Red Cross plane spotted them and sent a boat to guide them to the Italian shore. He thinks they landed in Calabria. The Italian police detained them for a couple of days, but then sent them on their way, without fingerprinting them, and they took a train to Ventimiglia, Nice, Paris and eventually Calais, where he joined the Jungle.

    He was there for five months, walking five miles to the docks every day, trying to board a lorry. Once or twice he succeeded, but was then spotted and thrown off. Usually there were at least two police cars blocking the ramp to the ferry. But one day he went and there were no police — because there was a riot going on in the train tunnel — so he found an empty lorry where he could cling inside the wheel arch, and a short while later heard the ferry hooting and was on his way to Dover. But he had to remain hidden, and once they had reached England the lorry drove for almost an hour — he almost died of cold — before stopping at a petrol station. When the driver went to pay, Mohammed jumped down and hid behind some trees; the driver never knew he had carried a passenger. Then, when the lorry left, he went to the petrol station and was overjoyed to find that the man in charge was Bangladeshi, a fellow Muslim. Mohammed explained he was a refugee and gave the shopkeeper the one contact number he had — the brother of a friend he made in the Jungle, who lived in Acton, west London. The brother told the shopkeeper to order a taxi and said he would pay for it on arrival. Luckily, the brother knew that Mohammed had to go to a police station to register with the Home Office on arrival, so once he reached Acton he did that, then went down with pneumonia and spent days in hospital.

    He says he wants to treat me like his mother. Hmm. Not sure. I suspect it means a lot of cooking, cleaning and washing

    My friend is stunned. When Mohammed goes to wash up (fancy that! A man who cooks and washes up), he gives me a heavy talking-to about how I am taking my life in my hands. Well, too bad. I have to trust Mohammed because I have no alternative and I am leaving for Morocco tomorrow.

    While I was in Morocco, word evidently spread among my friends, because afterwards they all kept dropping round to inspect Mohammed. They all liked him, but still thought I was mad. Mohammed in turn brought his friends, a wonderfully jolly woman from Orpington called Liz, who did voluntary work in the Jungle, and then the fabulous Felix, who works for Mike Snelle. This arose because I got an email from BT saying I’d already used my entire month’s broadband allowance in a week. I assumed this was because Mohammed was on Facebook or Skype the whole time, so I told him and he said he’d get Felix round. Within five minutes Felix was on the phone to BT and sorted out an unlimited broadband package. I had to write a letter for the Home Office saying that I was giving Mohammed free accommodation but no financial support. (This was so that he could get his £35-a-week allowance.) A few days later I had a very sinister phone call asking if I had a “Mr Mohammed A” living with me. Yes. Why is he living with you? Because he’s an asylum seeker and I have a spare room. Is he a relation? Don’t be ridiculous, I snort in best dowager duchess tones, he’s Sudanese! This seems to do the trick.

    Rosie (elder daughter) came up from Brighton to stay the night because she was going to a party in London. I warned her she would have to sleep in the book room and expected all the usual complaints about how the dust triggers her allergies, but for once she was fine. So she came round and Mohammed cooked waika and they got on brilliantly. He told her much more about his family than he ever told me — that he is one of l8 siblings because his father married four times, and also that he is married. His wife is studying pharmacology in Khartoum and can get a work visa to come to Britain as soon as she qualifies, because the UK is short of pharmacists. Anyway, I was relieved that Rosie gave Mohammed her wholehearted seal of approval.

    ‘You First World women are all the same. You are heartless,’ he said. Was it heartless of me to take him in for six months? But soon afterwards came the Big Row. Mohammed had annoyed me a few times by asking me to turn on the central heating and I complied at first, but then told him it was the warmest autumn on record and I hated having the house too hot. Next evening he came down to make coffee and, after he’d gone back upstairs, I noticed that the sitting room was getting warmer and found that he’d switched the heating on. I was incandescent. He’d done it sneakily. So I stormed up to his room and shouted: “You turned the heating on without asking me. How dare you!” He said his feet were cold. “Well, put some more socks on,” I raged. “I can see you’re upset,” he said and tried to put his arm round me, but I brushed him off and had another good rant: “This is my house, I keep it at my preferred temperature, and if you don’t like it you can f*** off back to Calais.” I think this was the moment he finally realised I was not his mother, nor ever likely to be. He looked close to tears. Later, he slipped a sweet note under my bedroom door:

    Dear Lynn’s. I’m really sorry for what happend it’s completely my mistake but I was in a lot of thinking make me missed sleep for tow night. I came to your house as a son for you and to be honest you make me feel that and touched. I’ll never ever forget that when you look after me and share talk with all the love and fun.

    Please accept my apolgize to you as a son for you because even I left here I’ll come to see you because you do for me a lot and I have to stand with you.

    Sorry and I feel shame too.

    Which of course made me feel guilty, especially when it occurred to me that maybe he didn’t have any warm clothes. So I started asking friends for cast-offs, and a few days later my friend Jean arrived dragging three enormous bin bags. She had asked the fellow members of her tennis club in Highgate to give clothes to an asylum seeker and this was the result. I told Mohammed to take the bags to his room. That evening he shimmered downstairs in a pale lilac cashmere sweater. Where did you get that? It was in Jean’s bags. I looked at the label — Paul Smith. What else was in the bags? He showed me a grey overcoat that looked barely worn — Collezione Armani! This was the first time I realised the enormous pulling power of middle-class liberal guilt.

    I think I need to talk about this now: the reactions of other people and especially my friends. They all keep telling me I’m a saint, which is disconcerting enough, but often there is a strong undertow of “You, of all people, taking in a refugee!” The unmissable implication is that they have never known me do anything altruistic in my life. I find this hurtful, but also probably fair. I have always been quite generous with money, but never with my time, never with my convenience. And my record in having people to stay is startlingly bad. I once told a close friend that her daughter could live with me for her first year at art school in London. But I took against the girl almost from day one when she asked me where I kept my Tupperware. “I don’t have Tupperware,” I told her furiously. “I am not a Tupperware sort of person.” She rang her mother in tears and found alternative accommodation within the week.

    So no, I am not naturally hospitable and I am not altruistic. And yet having Mohammed to stay does not feel like being saintly — on the contrary it feels like a thoroughly good wheeze that has come at just the right time in my life. I was getting bored with my own comfort and worrying that I was becoming, like my parents, a slave to routine. I needed a bit of a shake-up. Also, there was some mild guilt that I was living alone in such a big house, given the terrible plight of young people who could barely afford to rent a flat, let alone ever hope to buy one. So giving a room to Mohammed seemed like a neat solution …

    OK. Deep breath. Part two.

    I wrote the above last March, when Mohammed had been living with me for about six months. All the time he was here, my friends kept saying I must write about him, and I said I would, but not until his asylum case was settled. Then in March we heard that his asylum hearing was coming up in a fortnight, so I thought I’d write the article and get it all ready to go for when we heard the result. I wanted to show Sunday Times readers that you don’t have to be a saint to take in a refugee, you just have to have a spare room.

    Preparing the article for publication meant, first, showing it to my daughters, always my sharpest critics, and they did indeed make a few cuts. Then I sent it to Mike Snelle and asked him to show it to Mohammed. I thought it was better for Mike to show it, because I felt that Mohammed would be reluctant to raise any objections with me. Mike said the piece was fine — but Mohammed was deeply upset and shaken. Mike couldn’t find out why. So I suggested he get Felix to read it and discuss it with Mohammed and find out what he objected to. But even Felix professed himself baffled. This all took a few days, during which I noticed Mohammed was avoiding me. One evening I finally caught him on the stairs and said: “I need to talk to you. I gather you were upset by my article and I wish you would explain why.”

    At first he just kept shaking his head and moaning, but then he burst out furiously: “I am not a refugee!” What! What are you doing here then? Why are you living in my house? “I am a political leader! My family are very rich! We could buy you up like that. Do you want money? Is that why you write this filth? I get you money. You First World women are all the same, you are heartless. You have no feelings. You Christians are all racists.” And more, and more, increasingly incoherent, rambling, bewildering, but also frightening because he seemed to feel such deep hatred towards me. Eventually he said with great rhetorical flourish: “I can no longer live in this house.”

    “No,” I said, “you can’t,” and started walking him to the front door. He asked if he could go up to his room to collect some things and I said yes, but I was thinking if he didn’t leave quickly I’d get my brother-in-law and nephew round — I was really quite frightened by this time. Not that I feared a physical attack, but I thought he was mad. Anyway he did leave, with a rucksack, and I told him to send Felix round for the rest of his stuff. Stupidly, I didn’t ask for his front-door key and lay awake all night in case he came back. He didn’t, but Liz from Orpington rang the next day and asked if she could come and collect his things, and Mohammed came with her and presented me with a bunch of garage flowers. Liz was very apologetic and they spent half an hour packing up his room, then they left. So that was the end of Mohammed. But still with no real explanation. A few days later I got an email from Liz saying Mohammed’s asylum had been granted with permission to stay for five years and did I want to come to the celebrations? No. I was glad that Mohammed got his asylum, but I felt too bruised to ever want to see him again.

    I felt such a fool. I hated having to tell Dorota. She’d been dropping hints all along that Mohammed was a bad lot — he broke the tumble dryer, he never cleaned the washing machine, one day he was going to the front door just as the post arrived and instead of picking up the letters he walked all over them. She’d told me these things, but I put all her criticisms down to racism. But other friends, too, were a bit quick with the schadenfreude and telling me they thought I’d been insane to trust him.

    This issue of trust is one that has particular resonance for me. For two years from the age of 16 I had an affair with a conman (recorded in the film and memoir An Education), which damaged me, I felt, by giving me a lasting distrust of other people. After being so badly duped, my watchword was always: don’t take anyone’s word for it. Don’t believe what they say, but watch what they do. Don’t commit to liking anyone until you know them really well. This attitude probably served me well as an interviewer, but I felt it damaged me as a human being. I didn’t like being so distrustful, but I couldn’t help it. So I was pleasantly surprised — even joyous — when I found it so easy to trust Mohammed. He could, as many of my friends warned me, have stolen any of my possessions, but he never did. He was trustworthy in that respect. But on the other hand he lived with me for six months while, it seemed now, hating me.

    Although the ending was sour, there were six months before when I very much enjoyed having him around

    A few weeks later my computer was on the blink, so I thought I’d try the old computer in Mohammed’s room. Felix, of course, got it working in seconds. He found a file of Mohammed’s photographs and started scrolling through them, then he suddenly stopped and closed it down. Of course, as soon as he’d gone, I started browsing through and was shocked by what I found. There were pictures of Mohammed with Liz and her daughters, and pictures of Arab women I assumed were his family — but also naked pictures of women with enormous boobs and one or two of a couple making love. But what pulled me up sharply were many pictures of Mohammed and a group of friends sightseeing in Paris — one showed the Eiffel Tower — and in various swimming pools. His journey across Europe looked more like a holiday jaunt than a desperate flight to asylum. But then there were a few pictures of the Jungle, and then many almost-identical pictures of an English motorway taken through the windscreen of a car. Presumably this was his ride from the garage in Kent to Acton, but how odd to think of him shivering, wet — he would soon go down with pneumonia — taking all these dull photos of an English road.

    Of course I tried asking Felix why he thought Mohammed was so upset by my article. He thought pride came into it, but he also said that Mohammed was far more paranoid and peculiar than I’d realised. He thought people were tracking him on Facebook and sometimes “closing in” on him. That’s why it suited him to have a bolthole in north London rather than staying with Liz and her daughters in Orpington. Had he hated me all along? No, said Felix, he was very fond of me — it was just the article that triggered his paranoia. But some of the things he said were really unforgivable — “You First World women are so heartless.” Was it heartless of me to take him in for six months? There was a problem, I believe, with my being a woman. He kept wanting to cast me as his mother, but I flatly refused to play. Motherliness is not my greatest talent, as my daughters would no doubt tell you, and it certainly doesn’t extend to outsiders. So whenever Mohammed came to me, as he often did, complaining of a sore throat or gummed-up ears or kidney pain, I would tell him — yet again — to go to my GP. He never did. He preferred to Skype his mother in Khartoum (she always recommended parsley tea and he consumed most of my parsley patch) or to take himself to A&E. It annoyed me that he went to A&E more times in the six months he lived with me than I had been in my whole life, and I gave him a lecture about not abusing the NHS.

    In retrospect I can see there were loads of warning signs. I should have listened to Dorota’s many complaints about him; I should have listened when my daughter told me to be careful. There had been an odd incident early on, a few days after he arrived, when he asked if there was a park nearby. I said yes indeed, Waterlow Park and Hampstead Heath, both beautiful places to walk. But it was nighttime and raining. Why did he want to go to a park now? Because, he said, he needed to buy some dope and the people in Calais told him you could always find someone selling it in parks. Oh no, I told him, no dope, or certainly not in the house. Anyway, how could he afford dope when he was supposedly living on £35 a week? But once, when my daughter came to stay, she told me that the top landing reeked of skunk.

    I should have thought far more about the question of money — it was really glaringly obvious that he wasn’t living on £35 a week. I assumed that Mike or maybe Liz gave him a handout and once or twice I “lent” him a tenner. But I remember being puzzled at Christmas when he said he wanted to buy his mother some comfortable shoes like mine (Haflingers) because she always had sore feet. What a good son, I thought. But also — how could he afford them? I warned him they cost £60, but he didn’t seem bothered and went off to Covent Garden to buy them. I now realise that his rich family in Sudan must have been funding him — and I suspect his frequent trips to Edgware Road were somehow money-related. Another clue (there were so many): when I asked what job he hoped to get when his asylum was granted, he never seemed to have given it a thought.

    And of course I should have asked much, much more about why he had to leave Sudan. Mike said at the beginning that Mohammed found it upsetting to talk about so I didn’t even try. Later, when I did try, he said it was “political” and I left it at that. To be fair, he did, several times, try to explain the Sudanese political situation, but I never let him get very far. I understood the first bit where he said that Sudan was basically five countries that had been lumped together for ease of colonial administration. But then he would go on to say that as well as understanding the political and geographical divisions, I also had to understand the different tribal loyalties, at which point my eyes would begin to glaze and I would suddenly remember that I had to make an urgent phone call.

    When he left, I found his wardrobe stuffed, literally stuffed, with all the clothes Jean’s tennis club had donated. He had taken a few prize pieces — the Armani coat, the Paul Smith sweater — but the rest was all there. For some reason this made me more furious than anything else. I felt such a fool, and 10 times more a fool for enlisting the generosity of friends. And what could I do with all this stuff? If I returned it to the tennis club then we’d all feel foolish. So I bundled it into bin bags and drove up to the Oxfam shop in Highgate, but then I thought, no, it’s too near, someone might recognise their clothes, so I drove on and on, up to Finchley, hating Mohammed every inch of the way.

    In retrospect, I was so stupid, but also so arrogant. All my friends, and most of all my beloved Dorota, kept warning me not to trust him, but I just thought: “Oh, they’re all racists, whereas I am this paragon of liberalism.” And I liked the idea that I was being “daring” while they were being so cautious. Most of all I loved the idea that I had learnt to trust people again, after being damaged all those years ago by my conman. I suppose, now, I will spend the rest of my life being wary and distrustful.

    I hesitated a very long time before writing this article. I worry that it will give succour to all the told-you-so racists, who will see it as a warning against taking in asylum seekers. It shouldn’t. I was unlucky with Mohammed, but I was also very stupid. There are plenty of precautions one can take, checks one can make; it was only my arrogance that stopped me making them. And, although the ending was sour, there were six months before when I very much enjoyed having Mohammed round the house. I miss our evening chats in the kitchen, I miss the bubbling pot of waika on the stove. I’ve had almost a year to lick my wounds and now I think I’m ready to take another asylum seeker. I’ll let you know how it goes.

    The British islanders are like dodo birds.

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  210. @george
    "What happened to Minnesotans named Svenson? Have I been lied to by Prairie Home Companion all these years?),"

    Mr Internet says there are about 1000 Svenson+Svensens in Minnesota. Mr Internet does not find all that many Scandinavians in the Prarie states, although culturally they may punch above their demographic weight.

    Garrison Keillor himself seems to have exclusively British ancestry, so he would be considered Trans Scandinavian or Trans Norwegian today. Although when he started his act cultural appropriation was not an issue, as long as it was not done in blackface. But I always assumed he was of partial Scandinavian ancestry.

    As far as highering a Black front man for the police force, my guess is the still largely white rank and file wants it that way so they can have ethnic cover when something goes wrong. The most powerful person in the police force is still the union boss, IMO.

    “What happened to Minnesotans named Svenson? Have I been lied to by Prairie Home Companion all these years?),”

    Mr Internet says there are about 1000 Svenson+Svensens in Minnesota. Mr Internet does not find all that many Scandinavians in the Prarie states, although culturally they may punch above their demographic weight.

    You want to look for Hansons and Nelsons.

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  211. BB753 says:
    @TheJester
    The deadly social disease of Cultural Marxism bringing down Minneapolis is so widespread that it is also taking down our military services. Folding the LGB communities into the military is a done deal. Soon, the transgendered will be added to the list. Then, it is inevitable that we witness the development of openly lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, and transgendered communities among the officer and enlisted ranks. Disparate impacts on these new communities will mean the designation of select base housing, on-base clubs, and other infrastructure exclusively for them. Compared to this, what's going on in Minneapolis is child's play ... but all Black comedy at its best!

    Cultural Marxism has apparently even edged its way into ship design in the Navy:

    No urinals: New US naval aircraft carrier goes ‘gender-neutral’

    A new state-of-the-art US aircraft carrier (Gerald R. Ford) is currently the only ship in its fleet that is fully equipped with gender-neutral restrooms. However, urinals are absent from the ship’s restrooms, and now design experts have reservations about the new look.

    The Navy is fully backing the changes that were made to the restrooms on the ship. They cited convenience as the reason for the switchover, relating to possible crew changes in the future that would allow a smooth transition for male and female bathroom reassignments, the Navy Times reported.
     
    https://www.rt.com/usa/397394-urinal-navy-us-ford/?utm_source=browser&utm_medium=aplication_chrome&utm_campaign=chrome

    As a commentator from the Unz Review said (paraphrased), "Once you reach a critical mass of women in an organization, the primary mission of that organization is to accommodate female emotions."

    The same can be said for the LGBTxyz and other victim-based communities taking over one piece at a time as their narratives impose their interests on society.

    At the end of the day, what will an LGBTxyz, feminist, multicultural society with open borders look like?

    “At the end of the day, what will an LGBTxyz, feminist, multicultural society with open borders look like?”

    It won’t look like a society at all, more like a chaotic, multi-culti, thronged bazaar.

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  212. SMK says: • Website
    @E. Rekshun
    A Somali cop kills a white lady, and so the mayor thinks the only solution is to hire a black guy to take over as police chief. But, but, this is no good for the black heckler, who thinks she has demonstrated her incompetence.

    A new mayor, black of course, is now deserved. Race trumps gender.

    This lunatic kept saying, I should say screaming, that “this is our city, this is our city,” “we want our city back,” and such. Minneapolis is only 18% “African-American.” and still majority-white despite the invasion of myriads of black Somali Muslim primitives. And it’s “our city,” it belongs to blacks. I feared this lunatic would never stop raving unless he lost his voice or had to rush to the bathroom.

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  213. SMK says: • Website
    @E. Rekshun
    A Somali cop kills a white lady, and so the mayor thinks the only solution is to hire a black guy to take over as police chief. But, but, this is no good for the black heckler, who thinks she has demonstrated her incompetence.

    A new mayor, black of course, is now deserved. Race trumps gender.

    A Somali cop who shouldn’t even be in the U.S. and Minneapolis, much less a police officer, shoots and kills an unarmed and harmless white female, and the batty left-wing mayor fires the lesbian/Amerindian police chief, apparently because she lamented the death of Justine and was mildly critical of the Somali “affirmative-action” incompetent, and replaces her with a black male. But the lunatic is outraged because the new police chief is “not one of us.” By that I assume he meant that the man was a cop and thus an enemy of blacks and an agent of “systematic racism.” So, apparently, the mayor should have appointed a black who wasn’t a member of the police force or in law enforcement.

    one cant reason and live with such people, or mollify and please them no matter how obeisant and deferential. Blacks aa a group are psychotic, totally delusional, completely estranged from objective reality, impervious to facts and logic, drunk with hatred and obsessed with revanchism.

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