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From the Washington Post:

Chicago Cubs investigating fan who appeared to flash white power sign on air

By Tim Elfrink May 8 at 4:54 AM

On a chilly Tuesday night at Wrigley Field, the cameras cut to former outfielder Doug Glanville, now an analyst for NBC Sports Chicago. As Glanville praised Chicago’s resurgent offense, a bearded fan in the background mugged for the camera.

Then, the fan in a Cubs hoodie formed his hand into an upside-down “OK” sign, holding it next to Glanville’s head until the camera cut to a graphic.

…nThe Cubs say they’re investigating the “offensive hand gesture,” and threatened to ban the fan for life.

… It’s now become ubiquitous at far-right gatherings, the Southern Poverty Law Center notes, making it nearly impossible to untangle its ironic use from those meaning it as a straightforward slur. That’s actually the idea.

“The point of the stunt would be to get liberals wound up, so they can then claim that liberals are just imagining things,” noted Salon writer Amanda Marcotte in September….

In his statement, Kenney pledged that the team would take the on-air gesture seriously.

“Any derogatory conduct should be reported immediately to our ballpark staff,” he said. “Any individual behaving in this manner will not only be removed from the ballpark, but will be permanently banned from Wrigley Field.”

But at least, unlike that kid in Kazakhstan, he wasn’t holding a blank piece of white paper.

 
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  1. Altai says:

    In other US media news, USA Today reminds citizens to curb their expectations of neo-serfdum.

  2. IHTG says:

    Unsubstantiated gaslighting meets reality:

    • Replies: @Charles Pewitt
  3. anon[855] • Disclaimer says:

    “Then, the fan in a Cubs hoodie formed his hand into an upside-down “OK” sign”

    This country is a joke.

    • Agree: fish
    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Ragno
  4. It’s OK to be White.

  5. dearieme says:

    an upside-down “OK” sign

    Whatever the hell that is.

    • Replies: @ChrisZ
    , @Forbes
    , @guest
  6. anonotron says:

    I recall that being the sign used in an adolescent game where you get someone to look at that under your waist and then you punch them…

  7. Tom-in-VA says:

    For a second, I thought this was a “Babylon Bee” article written by Godfrey Elfwick, but reality is now way out ahead of parody.

  8. angmojo says:

    If Jussie Smollett taught us anything, it is that Wrigleyville is literally crawling with red hat wearing deplorables. That, or the Cubs are playing St. Louis this week.

    • Replies: @ben tillman
  9. DCThrowback says: • Website

    the appearance of caring >>>> actually doing anything

    user of the symbol has much too much plausible deniability (which perhaps speaks to the effectiveness of the “ok” sign)

    still think it’s funny tho, to see thought policers “criminalize” the OK symbol.

    Gosh I hope rainbows are next

  10. Realist says:

    Seem to me with this country as fucked up as it is, people could find something more important to do than go to a sports event.

  11. mmack says:

    I always KNEW Cubs fans were racists! I mean, here’s photographic proof they support the Ku Klux Klan:

    As a Chicago White Sox fan, yet another reason to be embarrassed of the Cubs.

  12. Tiny Duck says:

    I hope someone visits that fan and does what is necessary

    Racism has no place in society and needs to stamped out by any means necessary

    This is why in support deplatforming consrvative white people. They lead people astray

    This is why we need hate speech laws and reparations and deplatforming

    Make life scary for evil doers

    This is why we need white men out of power so that we can eliminate segregation poor funding ignorance and evil

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
  13. I should be quite worried* about unintentional-offensiveness if the Hate-Crime Police were to spy on me through CC-TV or, like my phone or something. “Now, Mr. Newman, that last thing you said was almost crossing the line. We’ll cut you just a warning on this one, but be careful out there, OK?”

    “Yes Sir, thank you, Sir … OK!

    DAMMIT!

    .

    * Well, this is under the really bad assumption that I give a shit.

  14. ChrisZ says:

    Steve’s drippingly ironic headline (“National News”) really says it all about the nothingness of this and similar stories.

    But I do want to point out the storytelling technique on display here. Setting the scene; introducing the characters; use of extraneous details (chilly night, resurgent offense) to create a sense of normalcy; then the imposition of a suspicious factor (the bearded (!) fan), at first indistinct but quickly seizing attention; the step-by-step building of suspense before the outrageous act is revealed.

    It’s all rather skillful—but very different from the traditional, facts-only style of reportage. Nevertheless this has become the prevailing style for writing about this sort of episode.

    The term Narrative is invoked a lot in this forum. But perhaps we underestimate the role “narrative”—actual storytelling—plays in transforming a random non-event into something meaningful and sinister. In fact, the fiction-style build-up is what gives urgent significance to a given action.

    I’m reminded here of the film “Betrayal,” in which the first infidelity between two characters is revealed, at the end of the film, to have been a random brushing together of their hands—but it takes 90 minutes of narrative build-up to show why that accident had been so consequential.

    • Replies: @Henry's Cat
  15. Anon[390] • Disclaimer says:

    Time to switch tho a right-side-up OK sign to further muddy the waters.

  16. @DCThrowback

    I heard rainbows are a symbol of Christian White Nationalism — taking God’s symbol to humans after the flood back from the gays. Pass it on.

    • Replies: @anon
    , @White Guy In Japan
  17. The fan gets to punch the Cubs management, right?

  18. Thirdtwin says:

    My secret WP sign is hands in pockets with thumbs out. Can I get me one of them SPLC hate badges?

  19. FWIW, “OK” has horizontal symmetry.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  20. ” The point of the stunt would be to get liberals wound up, so they can then claim that liberals are just imagining things,” noted Salon writer Amanda Marcotte in September

    Y’all got point blank marcotted just in time for Slander Properly Low Center’s Summer 2019 Fundraiser.

  21. anonymous[208] • Disclaimer says:

    Anti Whiteism is the real motive behind the Religion of PC.

    Do the ‘anti racists’ care about the ongoing torture, rape and murder of minority Whites in South Africa?

    If it’s all because of ‘slavery, colonialism’, then why does noone care about the colonialism of say, Turkey or North Africa? Or the mass slavery imposed on the Slavs or the Irish?

    Diversity just means finding Anything white and Chasing Them Down until its Acceptably non white

    If this were imposed on All and Only black peoples, wouldn’t it be obviously Anti Black? Wouldn’t it be called G…?

    Is this not White G…?

    • Replies: @notanon
  22. Wait until brain scanning reaches the point at which “authorities” can tell when you are having a crimethought:

    First, a camera in the airport, on the street, or in your home will read your face and easily conclude that it is a White face.

    Then, a brainwave scanner will detect your crimethought. Maybe you are watching something on your whatever screen (I almost wrote “television,” heaven forbid. I am so old.) The little camera at the top of your whatever screen will include a brain scanner aimed at you. BAM! You just saw a black person on your screen babbling something vaguely human. YOU are caught having a crime thought about Sub-Saharan Africans: “They, on average, are not very bright, and they don’t have much physical or mental facility for language. Their lips make a lot of ba-ba-ba, blub-blub-blub noises, and their vocabulary is rather simple.”

    Soon the Thought Police show up at your door to take you away. You are guilty of a crimethought, and therefore you are a threat to “community cohesion.”

  23. “noted Salon writer”?

    • Agree: Craig Nelsen
    • Replies: @Kratoklastes
  24. anon[211] • Disclaimer says:

    “Wait until brain scanning reaches the point at which “authorities” can tell when you are having a crimethought”

    We’re probably already there. I can’t imagine it would be terribly difficult to pair modern facial recognition software with deep learning in an effort to match microexpressions of disgust, anger, or deceit in response to questions pertaining to the official narrative. Imagine a future where Blade Runner is reversed: the authorities question the masses with the help of tests to figure out who ISN’T an android.

    • Agree: L Woods
  25. Citing Amynda Marcotte as an authority on anything . . .

  26. @Buzz Mohawk

    Actually the Africans tend towards verbal fluency much more so than the other A’s. Have you noticed that detail-oriented, less verbally fluent types often end up as Nazi/supremacists? The psychology of this syndrome is fairly obvious. I’d suggest acting or art classes to facilitate expression.

  27. TWS says:

    It’s not a white power sign.

  28. Nuns, dressed as nuns, will not only be banned from Wrigley Field for life but for all eternity.

  29. fnn says:

    But at least, unlike that kid in Kazakhstan, he wasn’t holding a blank piece of white paper.

    When Bernie Epton was running against Harold Washington for Mayor of Chicago in 1983, Studs Terkel was once addressing a crowd. Terkel began his speech by holding up a matchbook with a plain white cover. He said, “Look at his matchbook, this is what the Epton campaign is all about.” Well, there was that little thing about Harold being so busy with the night life that he went to jail (briefly) for failing to file his income tax returns for 20 years.

    • Replies: @mmack
  30. captflee says:

    I keep thinking that we have reached Peak Stupidity, but am proven wrong at least weekly.

    Now, one of the benefits of of yer furrin’ travel is noticing the differences in things as simple as a hand gesture. Were I, in the salad days of my youth, whilst strolling the wavy black/white sidewalks of Copacabana, to flash an OK sign at a fellow stroller, I might just get pummeled, as there the gesture is equivalent to “giving someone the finger/flipping them off/giving them the bird”. In many countries, it equates to “asshole”, and in a few, “faggot”. You really don’t want to employ it in the stricter countries in the vicinity of the Arabian/Persian Gulf, as one thereby curses the recipient with the Evil Eye, who then might sic the religious police upon you, which I cannot in good conscience recommend.

    OTOH, the Buddha’s own bad self was wont, if a zillion statues and paintings are to be believed, to oft use the gesture, so perhaps the Cubbie fan’s best play might be to claim religious persecution.

  31. Sean c says:
    @DCThrowback

    Rainbows are now the sign for Honk Honkler, which is pepe the frog as a clown.

  32. countenance says: • Website

    “The point of the stunt would be to get liberals wound up, so they can then claim that liberals are just imagining things,” noted Salon writer Amanda Marcotte in September….

    Surrounded by a bunch of libs getting wound up after having imagined things.

    Hypothetically, the main foible of the OK hand gesture and the “It’s Okay to Be White” printouts is that the other side will figure out that the whole purpose is our drawing energy and traction off their overreaction, the memetic analogue of the self-fulfilling prophecy, and then quit being publicly outraged to cut off our energy. However, I figure that this won’t happen for a very long time, because the other side won’t be able to help themselves; It’s like putting crack next to a crack addict.

    This article is proving my “however” correct.

    • Replies: @Elsewhere
  33. Squid says:

    Meanwhile, right outside Wrigley, young vibrants are exercising their free speech rights (caste privileges?) by knocking wypeepo unconscious–see recent post at cwbchicago.com. And +++ to Alec Leamas regarding the loathsome Marcotte.

  34. Walsh2 says:

    So it can no longer be the “ok” sign, the sign basketball players make after a three pointer, or the international you wanna smoke a joint sign but always either a non ironic white power sign or a white power sign used in an ironic way to annoy folks?

    Well if the SPLC and Slate scribe Amanda Marcotte say that’s the way it is, then that’s the way it is.

  35. Just what does that ‘W’ stand for anyway???

  36. We have been here before, haven’t we?

    • Agree: Buzz Mohawk
  37. Mr. Anon says:

    … It’s now become ubiquitous at far-right gatherings, the Southern Poverty Law Center notes, making it nearly impossible to untangle its ironic use from those meaning it as a straightforward slur. That’s actually the idea.

    “The point of the stunt would be to get liberals wound up, so they can then claim that liberals are just imagining things,” noted Salon writer Amanda Marcotte in September….

    Which is exactly what they are doing.

  38. Mr. Anon says:
    @DCThrowback

    Gosh I hope rainbows are next

    That could happen. Put the 4-chan boys on it, and after a few months, they could meme rainbow flags into being symbols of white nationalism. The colors of the rainbow are just deconstructed white light, after all.

    • Agree: Prodigal son
  39. istevefan says:

    “The point of the stunt would be to get liberals wound up, so they can then claim that liberals are just imagining things,” noted Salon writer Amanda Marcotte in September….

    I like the use of the phrase “just imagining things”. That’s what they often say about us, only in a derisive way, when we claim we are being demographically replaced.

    When we imagine something that is mathematically measurable, we are crazy. When they imagine that a universal hand gesture, in use for years, is really something else because some teen on 4 Chan said so, it must be so.

  40. @Buzz Mohawk

    Reminds me of that Twilight Zone episode with the omnipotent little kid who could tell whenever anyone in town was having bad thoughts about him, and then punish them accordingly.

    • Replies: @Anon
  41. @PiltdownMan

    Well what do you expect from Aryans?

    • LOL: PiltdownMan
  42. Anon[381] • Disclaimer says:

    OT

    The tragic scale of the loss we suffered when Nipsey Hussle was ushered off of this mortal plane keeps expanding:

    Nipsey Hussle had a plan to beat gentrification — in South L.A. and across the U.S.

    https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-nipsey-hussle-opportunity-zone-tax-crenshaw-gentrification-20190508-story.html

    Nobel Peace Prize?

    Three years ago, Hussle set out to start an inner-city investment fund ….

    After Hussle’s Hyde Park neighborhood was designated as an opportunity zone. Gross and Hussle spent the last months of the rapper’s life meeting with lawmakers and investors to discuss their fund, “Our Opportunity.”

    Hussle and Gross wanted to build 80 units of apartments and condos on top of shops with healthy food options. Like with the larger investment fund, the duo wanted to make their neighbors their business partners. They were going to set aside 20% of the housing units for residents of the neighborhood, and invest with them so they could own their homes, Gross said.

    Gross said he and the other investors plan to unveil the “Our Opportunity” fund later this month.

    California Deputy Treasurer Jovan Agee said Hussle provided a blueprint to building wealth that can serve as an inspiration to the everyday man who might be working the graveyard shift and selling T-shirts on the side.

    So the homeboys could buy condos on top of a strip mall in the ghetto, and pop on down to the first floor to buy a Locol bison burger with arugula. Wait, Locol went out of business.

    Anyway, I would have recommended that Nipsey put his money in mutual funds. The guy was bragging in his rap that he had “a million dollars.” That wasn’t going to last long if he started getting into harebrained utopian real estate schemes. And don’t let your homey be in debt to you. Even if the loan is from a bank, he’s gonna expect you to bail him out if his cash flow has a hiccup.

  43. lhtness says:

    I saw the title and an image, and I thought, “I don’t see any white supremacist symbols in that picture. Surely they can’t mean the OK symbol…” Why do I keep thinking that, maybe, these people aren’t complete morons?

  44. Tiny Duck says:

    I hope they ban that guy from cubs games and his face and address are made public so he can the attention he obviously wants

    Racism and nazis need to be slapped

    • Replies: @TWS
  45. I am not OKAY with Bernie from Brooklyn Sanders bribing baby boomer White broad voters with Ben & Jerry’s ice cream in the New Hampshire presidential primary.

    This writer witnessed a gross violation of campaign standards and manners when large cardboard containers of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream were doled out to potential voters at a Bernie Sanders campaign event. The boxes must have contained 2 gallons of ice cream and the White baby boomer females were wolfing it down like they hadn’t eaten in days. This predisposed these White baby boomer broads to have a more than favorable opinion of Bernie Sanders.

    The guy who made the OKAY sign at a baseball game most likely paid 20 or 30 dollars for a beer and 20 dollars for a dirty water hot dog and he gets a ration of crud from some kook for some fun.

    Bernie Sanders was blatantly bribing voters with unlimited and all-you-can-eat Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and nobody said anything.

    NY Times says Blacks in S. Carolina love Biden? Okay. Biden will not beat Sanders in Michigan because Bernie is decent on the 2nd Amendment and Bernie don’t like no sovereignty-sapping, job-killing trade deal scams and Bernie will bribe the White baby boomer broads in Michigan with all you can eat Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.

    It’s OKAY for Bernie Sanders to win the White vote in Michigan — and the 2020 Democrat Party presidential primary in Michigan — using the 2nd Amendment and America First trade political messaging.

    It’s OKAY to veer off topic in Unz Review.

    Tweet from 2015:

  46. @Buzz Mohawk

    It’s Equal Opportunity Huxley for All (see essay by Derbyshire in the “Arts” section, comparing Orwell to Huxley)

    Down the street, in your racially integrated / racist (but Woke) neighborhood, a Black woman is tapping on her phone. The Fourth Amendment-killing Face ID notes for the benefit of manufacturers of haircare & skincare products in China that her facial features read “Black.”

    She scrolls past several photos of white models grouped with Black models, noting with glee that the white girls look pastier and less toned than the Black girls, not to mention the more prominent, photographic placement of one Black, bikini-clad model for purposes of meat-market and glam-girl ad maximization.

    The area of her brain that behavirial scientists have associated with jealousy lights up, prompting algorithms to serve her more ads that glorify the beauty of Black women and more free texts and robocalls, with special deals on those haircare and skincare products made by wage slaves overseas.

    Through the will-smothering and omnipresent octopus known as The Internet of Things, the TV in the next room where her husband is lounging starts flashing ads of Black, bikini-clad beauties, juxtaposed with less attractive white girls.

    What began as a simple, silent, emotional consolation ended in an insult from the man closest to her heart. As she walks through the the den to grab a soda, he says, “Baby you need to step it up with a gym membership.”

  47. Yahtzee says:

    “The point of the stunt would be to get liberals wound up, so they can then claim that liberals are just imagining things,” noted Salon writer Amanda Marcotte in September….

    Kind of like the thirsty-for-shenannigans redneck who goes out in the dead of night with a Bigfoot track maker, stamping Bigfoot’s prints around the old flagpole in the center of town to “wind up” the village folk, and get their handiwork published in the village news.

    So, who are the real sinners in the scenario? Is it the idiots of the town, or the mean Billy Joe’s who prey on Goober’s neurosis and ignorance for comedic affect?

  48. @Buzz Mohawk

    Their lips make a lot of ba-ba-ba, blub-blub-blub noises, and their vocabulary is rather simple.

    Man, that is so wrong. (And funny!)

  49. Kyle says:

    “Making it nearly impossible to untangle its ironic use from those meaning it as a straightforward slur.”

    Doesn’t the author mean satirical use of the gesture? Supposedly it is difficult to differentiate between satirical white nationalism and genuine white nationalism.

    “ ‘The point of the stunt would be to get liberals wound up, so they can then claim that liberals are just imagining things,’ noted Salon writer Amanda Marcotte in September.”

    The point of the stunt is satire. To embarrass the cubs live broadcast. I’ve noticed a trend among younger journalists. They tend to denote satire as irony, or ironic actions. There can be elements of irony in satire but there is a distinction. I suspect cognitive dissonance. Perhaps Mr. Elfrink and Ms. Marcotti have deleted their concepts of satire, in order to comply with the cultural zeitgeist. This is why they are unable to use the vocabulary of satire.

  50. And don’t dare try wearing a plain white T-shirt to the game this summer

    • Replies: @Digital Samizdat
  51. res says:
    @Alec Leamas

    Citing Amynda Marcotte as an authority on anything . . .

    I think of it is as them giving fair warning that their article is worthless.

  52. Elsewhere says:
    @countenance

    I think the angle they are going for is that we know that this will cause a reaction, so that the reaction is actually our fault, and thus it is our responsibility to refrain in order to keep the peace.

    • Replies: @notanon
  53. @Alec Leamas

    Amanda Marcotte = Madman race to a T.

  54. Altai says:

    OT: But reaction to the name of the new royal baby is quite mixed.

    An English one?

    • Replies: @Father O'Hara
    , @Alden
  55. @Endgame Napoleon

    Through the will-smothering and omnipresent octopus known as The Internet of Things, the TV in the next room where her husband is lounging starts flashing ads of Black, bikini-clad beauties, juxtaposed with less attractive white girls.

    I don’t undestand. What’s a “husband”?

  56. The kid may have stumbled upon something here.
    White cards with “It’s OK to be” printed on them.

    If challenged start into a defense of Existentialism and recruit the academics at the school who teach it.

  57. @Known Fact

    And don’t dare try wearing a plain white T-shirt to the game this summer

    And just to be on the safe side, you’d best not order milk at the concession stand either.

  58. In France a similar phenomenon involves a gesture called “la quenelle,” which the hypervigilant anti-antisemitism types insist is a cryptic version of the Nazi salute. It looks like this, not that I want to start anything:

    • Replies: @Mike Zwick
    , @Kyle
  59. “The point of the stunt would be to get liberals wound up, so they can then claim that liberals are just imagining things,” noted Salon writer Amanda Marcotte in September….

    Oh come on! That’d never work. Liberals getting worked up over nothing? Who would even come up with a plan so asinine!

    But at least, unlike that kid in Kazakhstan, he wasn’t holding a blank piece of white paper.

    I read, however, that although they initially arrested the kid, ultimately they had to let him go because they couldn’t come up with a charge. Maybe they just weren’t creative enough though. What kind of a charge could Amanda Marcotte think up? Rorschach protest, maybe?

  60. ewoke says:

    “National News”
    Right, it’s stupid.

    So, why did you bring it up then?

    Right, stoking racial resentment and getting your readers riled up is your bread and butter.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    , @duncsbaby
  61. Anon[166] • Disclaimer says:
    @Endgame Napoleon

    The great tragedy of the internet is that it has created a planet-full of jealous people. People who would have lived quietly in their 2nd and 3rd world existence now have something to be envious of, and now they’re trying to flood into the 1st world. Yet when they get here, they throw jealous tantrums because what they gain is still not enough. The internet has created planet-wide dissatisfaction and social status anxiety. Even people who have already lived in the US just see nothing but images of how they’re not good enough, and they go bananas. They’d be better off devouring less media. Envy will eat them alive. When they see they can’t join Western Civilization, they want to destroy it in their jealous rage.

    • Agree: Dtbb
    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
  62. Dtbb says:
    @DCThrowback

    The John 3:16 guy would probably be lynched in today’s atmosphere.

  63. What? SPLC is still around?

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  64. Realist says:

    As long as White people allow others to shit on them….they will.

  65. @DCThrowback

    Gosh I hope rainbows are next

    Personally, I’d nominate the Dark Side of the Moon album cover as the new crypto-symbol of whiteness. It nicely illustrates how it’s only white light (enlightenment) that allows the vibrant rainbow to exist.

  66. @Endgame Napoleon

    In the future, according to some of the scolds around here, the wife will be telling the husband to step in up with the gym membership.

  67. @IHTG

    Kaus stays appropriately paranoid on immigration policy specifics while Girdusky rashly leaps into Kushner’s arms.

    Immigration Moratorium Now!

    Deport All Illegal Alien Invaders Now!

  68. @Anon

    I’ve met intelligent, successful people in the Third World whose only concept of the US is via TV and the movies.

    It is simultaneously amusing and terrifying to discuss the US with them.

  69. ChrisZ says:
    @dearieme

    Dearieme, click on the linked Post headline and you’ll see what it refers to. It’s actually much funnier–much more idiotic–than anything I could have imagined from just reading the article. You’ll see the video there, as well.

    To me, it looks like the guy is pretending to wack off. Come to think of it, that should be his defense if he’s identified. “No, Your Honor, I’m not a White Supremicist. I’m merely an innocent self-abuser!” No jury in current-year America would dare convict him.

    • Replies: @Lurker
    , @dearieme
  70. @Anon

    It must be hard to attract investors when your name is “Hussell.”

  71. Barnard says:
    @Altai

    Some of those things a person can do without, but not all of it. People need to eat, they can save money taking their lunch to work, eating out less, etc., but they are still going to need to buy food. Personal grooming is very vague, do they think getting a haircut is a luxury item? Rideshares are another one in need of explanation, presumably these people have decided they need to get from point A to B, there is going to be some cost to doing that. I don’t find this graphic very valuable.

  72. Forbes says:
    @dearieme

    Our new fascistic overlords…

    If they don’t want fans/spectators mugging in the background, they should take their broadcast back to the studio. The whole point of the live report is for crowd spontaneity and antics, i.e. unruly behavior, as part of the broadcast backdrop.

    • Replies: @bomag
  73. ChrisZ says:
    @syonredux

    Thanks Syon. McGoohan was such an interesting actor; there’s something unsettling about him on the screen. I’ve long thought he would have made a good Victor von Doom–that McGoohan’s screen roles might in fact have informed thre early depictions of that character.

    • Replies: @syonredux
  74. El Dato says:
    @Altai

    If those USD 1500 could be taxed away by Uncle Sam, the debt crater could maybe be filled in … ummm 121 months!

  75. Barnard says:
    @Anon

    If 20% of the residents would be “from the hood” wouldn’t the other 80% be even more likely to be gentifiers just based on the commercial development plan of “healthy food options?” It sounds like his plan would speed up gentrification of these neighborhoods.

  76. mmack says:
    @fnn

    Ah Bernie Epton, he of the famous (for Chicago) campaign slogan “Epton for mayor, before it’s too late.”

    Say what you will, Council Wars was entertaining, for a while.

  77. @Endgame Napoleon

    If only we could (all agree to) turn it all off…

  78. El Dato says:
    @Hypnotoad666

    Brilliant!

    That album has a few songs about mental breakdown and is completely suited to these modern times.

    Behold a song about the university campus:

    The lunatic is on the grass
    The lunatic is on the grass
    Remembering games and daisy chains and laughs
    Got to keep the loonies on the path
    The lunatic is in the hall
    The lunatics are in my hall
    The paper holds their folded faces to the floor
    And every day the paper boy brings more

  79. @Hypnotoad666

    Issac Newton, White Supremacist:

    • Replies: @syonredux
    , @res
  80. El Dato says:
    @syonredux

    If Rover wasn’t obvious symbol of White Oppression, I don’t know anymore.

    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
  81. @Tono Bungay

    Ironically, in the US, this gesture is what replaced the Bellamy salute, which was how one was supposed to salute the flag during the Pledge of Allegiance prior to WWII. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bellamy_salute

  82. El Dato says:
    @Anon

    What is an “opportunity zone”?

    It sounds like a word that a real estate “developer” might come up with. Sell an industrial brownfield as an “opportunity zone”. Even if people get cancer there. You just need to treat the mayor with appropriate levels of baksheesh.

  83. Ibound1 says:

    See what is NOT offensive is a Hollywood star saying “F*ck Trump” to a national audience. What is NOT offensive is Rep. Tlaib saying we will impeach that “motherf*cker” to a national audience. Also on the list of not offensive is someone wearing a Che t-shirt although he was an outright murderer who bragged about it. Also not offensive is someone – Bernie, Angela Davis and half the sociology departments of the US praising the October Revolution in Russia, although it led to tens of millions of deaths. All good. What am I saying? All GREAT. But some nobody making an OK sign. BURN THE WITCH!

    • LOL: RadicalCenter
  84. El Dato says:

    Completely off-topic but most funny

    Put a stop to these damn robocalls!: Dozens of US state attorneys general fire rocket up FCC’s ass: Foot dragging causing real harm to Americans caught up in scams

    The problem is so significant that Congress may even manage to pass new legislation to tackle it. This month, pressure has grown on lawmakers to support a bipartisan bill proposed last year that gives regulators more powers to go after robocallers.

    The Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence Act (TRACED Act) would make it easier to bring civil forfeiture actions against those behind robocalls and triple the current limit of $10,000 per violation, as well as allow fines to build up. The current rules were designed to punish legit telemarketers who went too far but robocalling has since become dominated by companies specifically set up to scam people.

    … But six months later, following the 2016 presidential race, Wheeler was no longer there and Ajit Pai, a former general counsel for Verizon, was made chairman of the FCC. Since then – nearly three years later – Pai has repeatedly claimed that robocalls are one of his top priorities while continuing to do little or nothing to actually restrict them.

    • Replies: @bomag
  85. MarcB. says:
    @Endgame Napoleon

    It all makes sense once your realize the end game is the formation of a technocracy.

  86. notanon says:

    insane paranoia destroys civilization

    again

  87. @anonotron

    Was this perhaps just a case of rock/paper/scissors gone wrong? Again, you’ve got watch it.

    In other words, yes, this country is a joke.

  88. @Altan ibn Goldman

    Sure, but they can’t be “policing” every AAA and professional baseball game. What goes on in the Cayman Islands STAYS in the Cayman Islands, and have you seen the price of those ballpark franks and the beer lately?

    $500 Million only goes so far anymore, alas ….

  89. … It’s now become ubiquitous at far-right gatherings, the Southern Poverty Law Center notes, making it nearly impossible to untangle its ironic use from those meaning it as a straightforward slur. That’s actually the idea.

    The WaPoo doesn’t have an editor that knows what a slur is.

  90. notanon says:
    @anonymous

    Anti Whiteism is the real motive behind the Religion of PC.

    even if it wasn’t intentional the internal logic of PC:

    1) racism is ultimate sin
    2) only white people are racist

    injected into a population containing a significant percentage of competitive virtue-signalers made it inevitable that PC -> anti-white.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  91. notanon says:
    @DCThrowback

    Gosh I hope rainbows are next

    currently in progress

  92. Kyle says:
    @Tono Bungay

    Thanks for bringing up la quenelle. La quenelle was invented as a paradoy of a nazi type salute. It is a joke designed to get Jews to overreact to perceived anti semitism. It’s a mean spirited joke, which makes it even funnier.

  93. “Any derogatory conduct should be reported immediately to our ballpark staff,” he said. “Any individual behaving in this manner will not only be removed from the ballpark, but will be permanently banned from Wrigley Field.”

    And the Cubs don’t know what “derogatory” means.

  94. “The point of the stunt would be to get liberals wound up, so they can then claim that liberals are just imagining things,” noted Salon writer Amanda Marcotte in September… .

    Howvever, Amanda Marcotte certainly knows how it is to get “wound up” in a totally deranged way. This is her from February 2007, long after even the most radical ideologues had accepted that the Duke lacrosse rape was bogus.

    In the meantime, I’ve been sort of casually listening to CNN blaring throughout the waiting area and good fucking god is that channel pure evil. For awhile, I had to listen to how the poor dear lacrosse players at Duke are being persecuted just because they held someone down and fucked her against her will—not rape, of course, because the charges have been thrown out.

    Can’t a few white boys sexually assault a black woman anymore without people getting all wound up about it?

    So unfair.

    Yes, how dare a rape victim act confused and bewildered like she was raped or something.

    Natalia, do you know the details of the case? If so, why do you think a women enthusiastically jumped into a sexual situation with men making slavery jokes at her? Furthermore, what is your theory on why she supposedly looooooved having sex with guys holding her facedown on the bathroom floor? There’s no “if” they behaved in a disrespectful manner. We have conclusive evidence that happened.

    This is about race and class and gender in every way, and there’s basically no way this woman was going to see justice. In her part of the country, both women and black people are seen as subhuman objects to be used and abused by white men.

    Yeah, I know, Alon. Which is why I’m frustrated that people are pretending ‘can’t identify which one raped her” somehow equals ‘wasn’t raped’. I had some initial confusion about exactly who was assaulting me when I was assaulted, but that doesn’t mean that his hands weren’t actually where they were.

    Plus, the media is acting like these men are exonerated!

    http://durhamwonderland.blogspot.com/2007/02/edwards-fiasco.html

    • Replies: @HammerJack
    , @Alden
  95. @angmojo

    Why can’t we use the “agree” function a bit more often?

    Anyway, that was amusing.

  96. notanon says:
    @Elsewhere

    nah – they’re just nuts

    the JQ is a mental health issue

  97. @DCThrowback

    still think it’s funny tho, to see thought policers “criminalize” the OK symbol.

    Gosh I hope rainbows are next

    Ask and ye shall receive:

    https://forward.com/fast-forward/423812/white-nationalist-clowns-honk-honkler/

  98. syonredux says:
    @Hypnotoad666

    David Bowie as White icon:

    I mean, that lightning bolt has all kinds of connotations….

  99. @ChrisZ

    I’m more generous. Put yourself in the shoes of the poor mug who was tasked with writing that. Those sinister details were more like frippery to cover up the sheer inadequacy involved in puffing up a hand gesture at a ball game into a symbol of societal degeneracy.

  100. Complete with dramatic opening sentence for effect:

    “It was a dark and stormy night at Wrigley Field…”

  101. syonredux says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Then there’s his Thin White Duke phase….

  102. @ben tillman

    The accuser in the Duke Lacrosse case went on record as saying she was”100% sure” of her identifications, including of the boy who wasn’t even at the party. So Amanda’s anger is easy to understand. Plus, white male athletes, need I say more?

    If they hadn’t been able to afford good lawyers and investigators, they’d still be getting tortured in prison to this very day. And Mike Nifong would be governor, or president. And that would make the Amanda Marcottes of the world so very happy.

    • Agree: Alden
    • Replies: @ben tillman
    , @ben tillman
  103. @Chrisnonymous

    FWIW, “OK” has horizontal symmetry.

    As does lesbianism.

    • LOL: Chrisnonymous
  104. res says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    I don’t know about that. He was turning boring (seemingly) monochromatic white light into a wonderful rainbow. Surely that is a good thing? Now if he was doing it in the other direction…

    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
  105. @Altai

    Altai, $94 a month on non essential grooming.Right sure they do, at least I do, after wasting a about a ton of food a year. I get a hair cut once a month. $20 with the tip. No manicures or pedicures, shave myself and no manscaping. A lot of young guys shave their heads and have scruffy beards and moustaches. Where do they get these numbers

    • Replies: @AnotherDad
    , @Anon
  106. I interpreted the hand gesture as Male Power. After all, the gesture forms an M and a P.

  107. @anonotron

    anon, My youngest two daughters used to hammer my son-in-law. Amazing he married into the family.

  108. @anonotron

    My mixed race kids have pulled that one on me.
    They are not white supremacists.

  109. @Tiny Duck

    TD, What symbol can a web footed fowl make? I think my “ok” symbol would fit nicely around a duck’s neck.

  110. @syonredux

    That sonofabitch Davy Jones Bowie thinks he’s Greta Garbo.

    Van Morrison has better lungs and lyrics than Bowie did, but that Bowie bastard and his Bowie Bonds was a better overall showman and entertainer.

    Van Morrison Just Like Greta:

    Well I’m going out to L.A.

    I wanna get my business done

    Then I’m going on to Vegas

    Then I’m going on the run

    Well I guess I’m going A.W.O.L.

    Disconnect my telephone

    Just like Greta Garbo

    I just want to be alone

  111. BenKenobi says:
    @istevefan

    “What’s happening to you is all in your head and you deserve it anyway.”

  112. @Altai

    I doubt many HR departments consider “personal grooming” a nonessential.

    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
  113. @Buffalo Joe

    Where do they get these numbers

    Women. It did not say “American men”, but “Americans”.

    Everyone here already gets it, but still worth saying: “Young guys, don’t wife up some gal who has credit card debt.”

    • Agree: Buffalo Joe
    • Replies: @AndrewR
    , @Reg Cæsar
    , @njguy73
  114. @ewoke

    ewoke, well to digress a bit, a confused smile on a Catholic schoolboy became the “smirk” seen round the world. Hateful to the point that adults on TV said they wanted to smack the smirk off his face. You need to pay attention to what Steve posts.

  115. J.Ross says: • Website

    Good thing we’re hunting phantom Nazis: one of the shooters in Colorado was a Trump-hating Obama-praising FTM tranny.
    You’d think that a category of people that successfully penetrated Congressional security and nearly killed a holder of high office, and which is almost certainly partly responsible for the most deadly mass shooting in our history (but we can’t say for sure after investigating for a year, whereas condemnation of apparent rightist shooters requires no such investigation), to say nothing of organized rioting in multiple cities, and which talks about assassination and revolution every other social media post, might warrant, I don’t know, some attention or something.
    Should we expect better of a system that is okay with James Comey lumbering around and giving interviews like some sort of non-criminal whose grasp of FBI procedure merits respect?

  116. They will have to review all hand signals for Crane Operating and any other places hand signs replace verbal comments.

    • Replies: @Known Fact
  117. @Altai

    The real message of this tweet:

    Who cares if the hostile elites who run your country won’t let your wages keep up with inflation?

    Spend less money on grooming, you damned heartland cattle!

  118. Anon[259] • Disclaimer says:
    @Buffalo Joe

    It’s an average. Black women spend $3,400 per month on their hair.

  119. Tex says:

    White power symbol? Oy vey!

    The OK symbol is an innocent sign that your food is certified kosher.

    http://www.ok.org/about/mission/rights/

  120. anon[352] • Disclaimer says:
    @Cloudbuster

    don’t give Pepe any ideas…

    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
  121. anonymous[117] • Disclaimer says:
    @anonotron

    Put two upside-down OK signs together, “O” signs touching, at your crotch and you have the “balls” sign the mob associates, I mean waste management executives, I knew on Long Island used.

    It could be either a complement, or not, depending on context.

    • Replies: @al anon
  122. AndrewR says:
    @AnotherDad

    I know a concrete guy who makes decent money and gets his head shaved at a barber shop twice a week, with tip.

  123. anonymous[117] • Disclaimer says:
    @anonotron

    Mr. Anontron, didn’t and awful lot of adolescent games end in “and then you punch them” or are my memories exaggerated?

  124. anonymous[117] • Disclaimer says:
    @PiltdownMan

    Buckwheat say “Otay!”

  125. L Woods says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    And it’s probably the principle means of social control today (at least for those of us in the outer party — for the proles, more traditional and direct methods are employed).

  126. @res

    I had a similar thought how Globohomocorp would interpret splitting the white light into a rainbow.

    They would argue it symbolizes the fact whites are all secret queers who should stop breeding so they can be more quickly swamped by glorious die-versity.

  127. Anonymous[264] • Disclaimer says:

    Is the Illuminati devil horns hand signal a problem? If not, should it be? Is it a sign of hate?

    • Replies: @Paleo Liberal
  128. @captflee

    And don’t get me started about the swastika!

  129. Anon[388] • Disclaimer says:
    @Hapalong Cassidy

    Reminds me of that Twilight Zone episode with the omnipotent little kid who could tell whenever anyone in town was having bad thoughts about him, and then punish them accordingly.

    Anthony Fremont (Billy Mumy), “It’s A Good Life”

  130. @mmack

    The signs with the Ks were popularized in the mid 1980s by fans of a young NY Mets pitcher Dwight Gooden who was quite a strikeout artist.

    At the time there was a famous basketball player, Julius Erving, with the nickname “Dr J”. Gooden took on the nickname “Dr. K” for strikeout. He even called himself “Doc Gooden”.

    A sports writer pointed out that after Gooden got his third strikeout of the game, that created the interesting spectacle of white fans cheering a black player with signs reading KKK.

    • Replies: @ben tillman
  131. @AnotherDad

    Everyone here already gets it, but still worth saying: “Young guys, don’t wife up some gal who has credit card debt.”

    Yeah, but some of the commenters here don’t sound like they’d accept a girl who didn’t shell out on “personal grooming”. Or a full-time fitness club membership.

  132. KunioKun says:

    In the future when all speech by White men is illegal due to offensiveness to women and minorities we’ll have to communicate to them using semaphores. This is just an advanced effort to get a grip on what what semaphores will be allowed.

    • Replies: @Lurker
  133. Next time a camera finds you, good citizens, just flash the approved sign that we are all one:

    • Replies: @ben tillman
  134. @Anonymous

    There is an interesting story I heard after the national championship NCAA football game played at the University of Arkansas in 1969 in which the visiting Texas Longhorns defeated the host Arkansas Razorbacks 15-14.

    President Nixon was at the game, at least pretending to be neutral. Former President Johnson was at the game rooting for the Longhorns.

    There was one incident that apparently caused confusion when shown on TV in Mexico.

    The story I heard, which may or may not be true, is that the “hook ‘em horns” sign is quite an obscene gesture in Mexico. Something about one’s mother spreading her legs or whatnot. The story is some Mexicans were shocked to see former US President Johnson making that gesture on TV.

  135. Anon7 says:

    OT: Elizabeth Holmes defense team says Theranos was taken down because reporter asked for information from the FDA, thereby directing the government’s attention to the company.

    Noticing on trial.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/08/business/dealbook/elizabeth-holmes-theranos-trial.html

    • Replies: @J.Ross
  136. @istevefan

    Hey noted Salon writer. It’s called psychological warfare.

  137. Anon87 says:

    I really hate that baseball probably has very little non-WOKE time left. No more Kate Smith, changing from Disabled List to Injured List (thanks Billy Bean…..the gay one, not Moneyball one), jettisoning Yawkey Way, “let the kids play” twitter campaigns (aka NBA-style minstrel shows versus restrained tradition), etc. Must all institutions be destroyed?

    • Replies: @Mister.Baseball
  138. @Altai

    The royal baby apparently is not going to be breastfed. It was reported that the nanny sent out for ” a couple of fawties an’ a pack uh Koo’s.”

  139. @anon

    Queerily hypnotizing. Who knew right-wingers dropped acid.

  140. @Reg Cæsar

    Ever visit a Walmart? Sexy FBI operative Peter Strzok knows all about the hygiene habits of Walmart employees.

  141. Lurker says:
    @ChrisZ

    To me, it looks like the guy is pretending to wack off.

    In British usage that is indeed it’s function – an insulting hand signal. Except it’s generally used ironically. For example you’re driving along and see a friend on foot or in the next car – you toot the horn to get his attention and give him the “oi, you wanker!” hand signal. Hilarity ensues.

  142. @El Dato

    That thing chased me in a dream I had in 1975. Then Patrick McGoohan burst into my room and told me to stop screaming.

  143. sayless says:
    @syonredux

    Thank you for that link to The Prisoner, Syonredux.

    “Be seeing you.”

    I’ve read that that OK sign made from the eye was an underground early Christian gesture. Perhaps.

    Still do it with friends in New York sometimes, for fun. Hope it doesn’t provoke a story in the Daily News.

  144. And then Da Duke bearded himself with Ilhan’s cousin:

  145. Lurker says:
    @KunioKun

    This is just an advanced effort to get a grip on what what semaphores will be allowed.

    None of them.

  146. J.Ross says: • Website

    Phantom Nazi numbers are pumped up through simple dishonesty. Violent white racists in prison are counted as domestic terrorists outside of prison and threatening society at large. Nonwhite-on-white prison violence is ignored. It cannot be counted for these purposes, because if it was, you’d run into the problem of nonwhite-on-white prison violence dwarfing white-on-nonwhite prison violence. Muslims are either not counted at all or excused through cheap tricks that wouldn’t work in a junior high math class. Consider that a lot of the Muslim terrorists who attacked us recently had American citizenship, or were getting it, or were even born here. So yeah they’re Muslim, but you cannot call them international terrorists. So we compare domestic terrorists (meaning Nazis) to international terrorists, and find a crisis of infinite Nazism. And of course, a Muslim terrorist might have been born here, but is never domestic. They just aren’t.
    “… there have been more arrests and deaths in the United States caused by domestic terrorists than international terrorists in recent years,”
    [See?]
    “He said that of the 850 domestic terrorism investigations currently underway inside the United States, about 40 percent target subjects who adhere to racist ideologies, and “a significant majority” of them are white nationalists or white supremacists.
    [And using the same math, we can find that rabbits are our most pressing national threat.]
    “During his House testimony, McGarrity said “the velocity” of domestic terrorism cases “is much quicker than it’s ever been.” Like ISIS-inspired terrorists, domestic terrorists are being radicalized much faster than ever before thanks to the internet, and that makes it much harder for authorities to detect them, McGarrity said.
    [Whelp, time to end the Constitution.]
    “McGarrity said the “most deadly” domestic terrorism threat facing the country is “the lone offender who self-radicalized online [and] who has access to a weapon.”
    [So … everyone who knows how to read.]
    https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/feds-now-investigating-850-domestic-terrorists-us-fbi/story?id=62907157

  147. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Anon7

    Whew, we sure are lucky that nobody colluded or interfered when Gardasil was just trying to make money. We should be grateful for every drug ignored by both prying journalists and the FDA.

  148. Anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:
    @anon

    We have no problems with real murderous criminal gangs flashing signs here in Chicago.

    This photobomb of an interview at a baseball game should be investigated and prosecuted as thoroughly as the Smolett assault.

  149. @Anon87

    It’s only becoming more obnoxious from here.

    I already can’t hate this bat flipping celebration being shoved down our throats by the media. It’s not even the players doing it (or not doing it as the case is) that bothers me as much as the gaslighting commentary about how wonderful it is and how much “fun” it is.

    • Agree: ben tillman
    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  150. @Mister.Baseball

    The reason ballplayers weren’t supposed to flip their bats is that it’s a bad lesson to kids. Big leaguers have a lot of room to flip their bats and should be able to avoid hitting the batboy in the face due to their strong eye-hand coordination. But little leaguers don’t have room or coordination, so they are taught never to flip their bats, and it helps that their big league heroes don’t either.

    • Replies: @Mister.Baseball
    , @Anon87
  151. syonredux says:
    @ChrisZ

    McGoohan had a really strong presence. Indeed, one of the big problems with the with the AMC remake is that James Caviezel just doesn’t have McGoohan’s gravitas. When McGoohan cried, “I am not a number!”, you believed him:

  152. @captflee

    I will let you know when we have reached Peak Stupidity, thank you very much.

  153. @Buzz Mohawk

    He looks like he’s had a lot of practice. LOL.

  154. @HammerJack

    The accuser in the Duke Lacrosse case went on record as saying she was”100% sure” of her identifications, including of the boy who wasn’t even at the party. So Amanda’s anger is easy to understand. Plus, white male athletes, need I say more?

    If they hadn’t been able to afford good lawyers and investigators, they’d still be getting tortured in prison to this very day.

    I’d like to think you’re wrong about that. They didn’t need an investigator, and any lawyer could have won the case. All you needed for a sure victory was to enter into evidence one or both of the following facts: (1) she called the cops for something far less serious than a rape after the rape supposedly occurred and (2) she first advanced the rape story when she was about to be arrested for PI, for the ostensible purpose of going to the hospital instead of jail.

    • Replies: @Alden
  155. The Stephen Curry family has some explainin’ to do.

    • LOL: PiltdownMan
    • Replies: @PiltdownMan
    , @duncsbaby
  156. anon[491] • Disclaimer says:

    All the colors of the rainbow combined make white light. 🙂
    Time to appropriate some culture!

  157. @Steve Sailer

    I’m not buying this rationalization fully, though I am sure it is a part of it.

    Just last night during the Mets-Padres game, Mets’ young slugger Pete Alonso hit a go-ahead in the top of the 9th off of rookie reliever Chris Paddack; who generated some headlines going into the series with his complaints about Alonso being the NL rookie of the month and not himself (or something to the effect.)

    Their first meeting in the series resulted in a 4 pitch strike out. This time out, Alonso hit an absolute bomb which hit (or almost hit) the scoreboard in San Diego. He followed this up with (an increasingly normalized) theatrically violent bat flip which almost took out the opposing catcher and umpire (both sans helmets.)

    It was so close that the umpire, Bill Miller, gave a stern talking to Alonso after he rounded the bases.

    Alonso apologized and relayed to the media that the bat stuck to his hands as he went into his theatrics. There is a less than zero reason to believe that Alonso had any motivation whatsoever to almost hit anyone with the bat. Even big leaguers can make terrible mistakes and someone is liable to get hurt during their sportcenter theatrics.

    It also angered newest Padre, superstar Manny Machado, who has a history of throwing his bat at others among other despicable bush league moves, who let Alonso have it as he rounded the bases. So, I wouldn’t be surprised if it created a bit of unnecessary bad blood between the two clubs to play out at future dates– and all to show up the pitcher in an un-sportsman-like way in early May.

    …so much fun!

    • Replies: @kaganovitch
  158. J1234 says:

    It’s very hard for me to believe that anyone who’s a merchandise wearing fan of team sports – even baseball – is a white supremacist. I understand that Steve is considered a white supremacist by a lot of people and he likes baseball, but most “hometown fans” of pro sports epitomize (in my mind) an America that allies itself and identifies with inconsequential things that don’t matter…which is exactly the way the left likes it.

    Rooting for black and Hispanic ball players as they round the bases while holding white supremacist views is a little like being married to a Chinese lady and holding white supremacist views. Oh, wait…I forgot about Derb.

    • Replies: @Alden
    , @J.Ross
  159. This fan should have just beaten the shit out of his wife, then the Cubs would offer him a spot on the team, just like Addison Russell.

  160. Do all divers now need to change their signals? If there’s a diving person of color (DPoC), can he no longer be sent the long-accepted OK sign from a white buddy or instructor, for fear of triggering? If the dude’s drowning, is the emotional damage from seeing the signal more damaging than the dude’s physical death? Damn, the 21st century is complicated!

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  161. @Kibernetika

    I watched a lot of “Sea Hunt” in the 1960s and Lloyd Bridges was always making the OK sign.

    Who knew?

    • Replies: @Kibernetika
  162. Analysis is good and educational but why do we the PEOPLE allow this to be done to us and not start taking the necessary measures; like voting the scumbags out, like not consuming so much media crap, like….

    • Replies: @Alden
  163. @Escher

    Who could possibly have imagined that?

  164. TWS says:
    @Tiny Duck

    Larpers shouldn’t advocate violence.

    • Replies: @syonredux
  165. guest says:
    @dearieme

    Ask the ADL. They also dislike regular “okay” signs. And people like me in general.

  166. Anon87 says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Good observation. I remember being scolded for stupidly flipping the bat in the air as a kid. It was dumb, and when I cooled off I could recognize it was dangerous, but apparently for 20 and 30 year old “kids” it is just old fashioned “fun”. How long before we see Jimmy Piersall-style running of the bases? He at least had an excuse.

  167. @Clifford Brown

    Hard to top that. This came to mind, but its from a movie, of course.

  168. guest says:

    Is anyone else confused by the idea of the Cubs investigating something? I jean, they have security and internal discipline I suppose, but a Hate Crimes Taskforce seems a bit extravagant for their needs.

    Did they loan out their detective squad to help catch the man who dumped chemicals on Jussie?

    Anyway, here’s white supremacist Barry Obama to say “have a good day.”

    https://www.bing.com/th?id=OIP.mrcfdukBBWj-g_45nqfXbgHaET&pid=Api&dpr=1.5

  169. @notanon

    The problem isn’t that it’s the ultimate sin, it’s that it’s the only sin. It got grandfathered in when nonjudgmentalism wiped out all the real ones.

  170. @HammerJack

    If they hadn’t been able to afford good lawyers and investigators, they’d still be getting tortured in prison to this very day.

    If they hadn’t been the kind of kids who could afford good lawyers and investigators, Nifong wouldn’t have been brought charges.

    • Replies: @guest
  171. guest says:
    @mmack

    No, what you see there are fans of the Ku Klux Klan Klux Klu Klan and its eternal nemesis, the Klan Klu Klux Klan Klux Klu.

    The former founded by Nathan Bedford Forrest Beford Nathan Forrest, the latter by Forrest Nathan Bedford Forrest Bedford Nathan.

  172. @Mister.Baseball

    Just last night during the Mets-Padres game, Mets’ young slugger Pete Alonso hit a go-ahead in the top of the 9th off of rookie reliever Chris Paddack; who generated some headlines going into the series with his complaints about Alonso being the NL rookie of the month and not himself (or something to the effect.)

    Firstly, Chris Paddack is a starter, not a reliever. Secondly ,Alonso’s homer was not off Paddack, (who pitched Tuesday and didn’t give up a run) but off former Yankee Adam Warren.

  173. guest says:
    @ben tillman

    Touche. But they weren’t necessarily high-rollers, were they? Just lacrosse players who happened to go to Duke. We’re any of them scholarship jocks?

  174. dan smith says:

    In the 1990s I had daughters in high school. They are blondes with blue eyes. In almost every picture taken of them with classmates, one or more were flashing gang hand signs to be cool. Nobody complained. Nobody got banned for life.

  175. @Steve Sailer

    The thumbs-up gesture is soon going to be problematic, too. It’s classical Leibnizian binary — think Martian and Venusian. Too logical for today’s smart folk. What states exist between thumbs-up and thumbs-down? Nothing in practice.

    All of today’s practical computing is binary. Will quantum states and compliant systems help us to better understand this stuff? Do we need more psychiatrists? Yes.

  176. @Altai

    USA TODAY itself has become as non-essential as anything else you could mention

  177. MBlanc46 says:
    @mmack

    As if the silly name weren’t enough, they have to pull this sort of stunt.

  178. Alden says:
    @Altai

    Supposedly Archie, not Archibald is a somewhat popular boys name in England. Harrison just means Harry’s son. Some think James, after the paternal grandfather would be nice.

    Just be glad it’s not Enlightenment or Liberty Equality Gaia, Krishna Ashanti Kenya or some other liberal name.

    I like the private way she did it.

    A ladylike and elegant change from the vulgar rush to the hospital with hundreds of cameras and reporters, no breathless updates on contractions breech or head and no appearing on the steps of the hospital 18 hours after the birth barely able to walk and smiling smiling smiling for the idiots.

    And I hope all you old codger perverts acknowledge that 2 royal ladies can have babies in their old age of late 30s.

  179. Alden says:
    @ben tillman

    Every time I think of the falsely accused Duke Lacrosse or any falsely accused White men I get enraged.

    The accuser’s in prison for murder of some guy she was living with. And she’s got 2 kids poisoning the gene pool.

  180. Alden says:
    @Altan ibn Goldman

    It’s gone far beyond voting. Think the Mongols and Damascus. Or Charlemagne and the 5,000 Saxons. Lenin and the Cheka. Pol Pot, Mao and his red guards.

  181. Alden says:
    @J1234

    I despise any White man who follows black sports as much as I despise any White woman who has anything to do with black men.

    • Replies: @Known Fact
  182. J.Ross says: • Website
    @J1234

    The thing is, nonwhite supremacist pseudo-tribes (that is, street gangs) have embraced professional sports mechandise in the past, as a coded gang uniform. Presumably they either don’t care about outgroup star players or avoid that particular jersey.
    For every Phantom Nazi characteristic, crime, threat, or tendency that can be enumerated or theorized, the nonwhite one is objectively worse. This lets the question be re-raised: why are the major media focusing on one and not the other?
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/sports/1992/05/25/gangs-suit-up-in-sportswear-leaving-games-behind/7ea821b4-cac9-49d1-ad0b-9fb21a6f27b8/

  183. @Buffalo Joe

    And keep a close eye on the sign-language ladies that virtue-signalling officials have at press conferences

  184. Alden says:
    @ben tillman

    One of them wasn’t even there and had receipts to prove it. The best eye witness for the defense was her dancing partner who always insisted that “nothing happened and we were never more than 3 feet from each other”

    Nevertheless less, given the black population and vicious evil satanic demonic hatred of other Whites by the White intellectuals in the area they probably would have been convicted.

    Look at what happened to James Field.

  185. njguy73 says:
    @AnotherDad

    Everyone here already gets it, but still worth saying: “Young guys, don’t wife up some gal who has credit card debt.”

    Or student loan debt. Take it from me.

  186. @Paco Wové

    I did a double take at that too.

    However, it’s just saying that the thing in quotes was something the Salon writer had ‘noted’ – not that the Salon writer was a noted (i.e., semi-famous) Salon writer.

  187. @Paleo Liberal

    Back in 1994, I took my girlfriend (an Ole Miss alumna) to Athens to see the Rebels play Georgia. We sat in the north stands toward the west end zone.

    In the fourth quarter, the game was close, and the Ole Miss cornerback on our side of the field looked at the Rebel fans and waved his arms to induce a response from the crowd. We responded by yelling and waving hundreds of Confederate battle flags, and he was duly inspired. Alas, Ole Miss lost 17-14 anyway.

    • Replies: @Known Fact
    , @Joe Joe
  188. duncsbaby says:
    @ewoke

    I think most commenters such as myself here are already plenty riled. If anything Steve provides a valuable public service at letting us vent a little steam at the current culture’s absurdities.

  189. duncsbaby says:
    @Clifford Brown

    Stephon is totes white. Which is OK.

  190. The supremacists need to kick this up a notch and starting inserting their opposing index fingers into and out of the inverted OK sign, just to make a point.

  191. dearieme says:
    @ChrisZ

    Thanks for the tip. It’s all beyond parody, isn’t it?

  192. bomag says:
    @Forbes

    The whole point of the live report…

    More surveillance state.

    Those in the booth and executive suites are probably quite proud of themselves for aiding the overlords in ferreting out bad people.

  193. bomag says:
    @El Dato

    …robocalls…Ajit Pai

    Doesn’t sound good; seems that many such calls originate from the subcontinent, and if the scam-bait videos are any guide, the perpetrators brag about having fellow countrymen on the inside of banks and IRS offices who feed them IDs of vulnerable people.

    I’d say it’s time for some air strikes on such call centers.

  194. Ragno says:
    @anon

    This country is a joke.


    Further, deponent sayeth naught.

    It’s now become ubiquitous at far-right gatherings, the Southern Poverty Law Center notes

    If they weren’t already widely debunked by now, I’d like to ask which “far-right gatherings”, how the SPLC managed to learn what takes place in said gatherings. You know: pics or it didn’t happen.

    Unfortunately, the SPLC has been debunked everywhere but among the media, who dominate the scripted narrative of our lives, simultaneously outlawing all others; and within the government, that ruthlessly enforces that narrative. Outside of them two, though, they’re a busted valise.

    Love to see that nameless OK-signing Emmanuel Goldstein sue the living daylights out of the Cubs, but – given the waking-nightmare that is everyday reality these days in the USA, I suppose that’s easy for me to say.

  195. @ben tillman

    So sad Ole Miss caved and dropped The Colonel from its helmets. I’m likewise fearing a name change any day now at Rebel Yell bourbon

  196. @Alden

    Afro-Americans have become a mere afterthought in baseball compared to whites, Hispanics and Caribbeans. We may not see many more Andrew McCutcheons, much less a Mays, Aaron or Gibson.

    • Replies: @Alden
  197. syonredux says:
    @TWS

    Larpers shouldn’t advocate violence.

    As long as it’s LARP-violence, it’s OK:

    • LOL: TWS
  198. Olorin says:

    WaPo word emitter Elfrink’s scriblist:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/people/tim-elfrink/

    Touts himself as a “finalist for the Goldmith Investigative Reporting prize”:

    Financial support for the Goldsmith Awards Program is provided by an annual grant from the Goldsmith Fund of the Greenfield Foundation. The program is administered by the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

    https://shorensteincenter.org/goldsmith-awards/investigative-reporting-prize/

    He quotes this humanoid:

    Amanda Marcotte is a senior political writer for Salon. She’s previously written for the LA Times, USA Today, the Rolling Stone, Slate, The Daily Beast, and The Nation. She writes about feminism, environmentalism, and the ongoing culture war politics of the United States. She lives in Brooklyn with her partner, two cats, and a vinyl collection.

    https://www.amazon.com/Amanda-Marcotte/e/B001JS0A9S%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share

    If our top-level host Mr. Unz wanted to start an award called the Pravdy, each year honoring the infamy of establishment “news” propaganda hacks, I’m imagining it as a Maw of Hell out of which spews likenesses of these two Party functionaries.

    Remember also that Elfrink pumped up his career on the reporter ‘roids of talking about doping in major league sports–baseball, wasn’t it? Now he’s going after dastardly Nazi hand signs, with the help of SPLC. In other pieces he has gone after other things seen in photos online. A real heavyweight.

  199. Joe Joe says:
    @ben tillman

    of course, waving the confederate flag is now banned by Ole Miss!!!

  200. Alden says:
    @Known Fact

    Then White men should abandon football and basketball.

  201. al anon says:
    @anonymous

    Do you mean in the context of removing yours and stuffing them down your throat?

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