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Rolling Stone Tracks Down Haven Monahan Playing for Duke as "Grayson Allen"

From Rolling Stone:

Duke Wins One for the Man
The Blue Devils beat Wisconsin for the national title, and college basketball’s blue bloods come out on top once again

Haven Monahan, a.k.a. “Grayson Allen”

BY MICHAEL WEINREB April 7, 2015

Here are a couple of things I learned about Grayson Allen by perusing his bio on the Duke basketball website: He graduated cum laude (of course he did) from something called the Providence School, a place that defines itself on its own website as not just Christian, but “boldly Christian,” in case you enjoy your Bible study with a side of audaciousness.

Grayson Allen is only a freshman, but I imagine Duke’s 68-63 NCAA championship victory over Wisconsin on Monday night won’t be the last time he annoys the hell out of a national audience, because with a name and a biography like Grayson Allen’s, how can he be anything but the latest in a long line of Duke guards who appear to have been genetically engineered to get under America’s skin?

I already dislike Grayson Allen (a bit player for the Blue Devils all season who put up 16 points last night), and as I write this, I’ve known who he is for about an hour. I already want to see him fail in some publicly humiliating fashion, merely because of the uniform he is wearing. He is every over-entitled, Izod-clad jerk I’ve ever come across in a bar, and I want him to spill his celebratory sparking cider.

Is that overly harsh? Well, screw it. I can’t help it right now, Grayson. I’m caught up in the moment. …

And can we talk, for a second, about how Duke’s freshmen – including the aforementioned Grayson Allen, who will no doubt be a vice president at Morgan Stanley someday, if he so desires – scored every single point in the second half for the Blue Devils?

… The Grayson Allens of the world will always win.

 
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  2. Have a look at Michael Weinrebs explanation of where the Hate Hate Hate comes from:

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    • Replies: @conatus
    I was primed(1984 style) to hate/dislike this guy but in the interview he comes across as pretty reasonable.
  3. “I already dislike Grayson Allen…He is every over-entitled, Izod-clad jerk I’ve ever come across in a bar, and I want him to spill his celebratory sparking cider.”

    Grayson Allen is privileged and over-entitled, writes a guy named Michael Weinreb, who’s writing for a magazine owned by a guy named Jann Wenner.

    We all know how privileged and powerful those Christians can be. Why just look at how the tiny Christian minority living outside of Arkansas and Indiana only just recently steamrolled the millions of atheists in those states to pass religious freedom laws, while poor oppressed locals like Marc Benioff had to just bend over and take it.

    At some point it grows wearisome hearing the guy in the castle on the hill bitching about how poor and oppressed he is.

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    • Replies: @Maj. Kong
    Some won't be satisfied until we are a political and spiritual non-entity.
    , @Erik L
    I don't follow basketball but I've known many writers. I'd bet a lot of this comes from his feeling that those are the kinds of guys who are always getting the girls who should, in a just world, be awarded to sensitive writers
    , @Scotty G. Vito
    The overclass are smart, they learned after the 60s that nonsensically claiming to be more like destitute black sharecroppers, when ya think about it, was in best case scenario, an absolute defense or failing that, a pretty good stall tactic while they sprayed squid ink and social disorder on the slumnifying, poorly educated, dependent populace. The cleverer bullies have always known how to play the victim. The rule can be applied to everyone from Saddam Hussein to Sheldon Adelson.
    , @Olorin
    Poor little Michael Weinreb. Must suck to be such a hateful little nebbish jealous of what he can never be and posing as someone else.

    Let's consider this champion of the masses and basher of accomplished, talented, and well born white men:

    http://authors.simonandschuster.com/Michael-Weinreb/23127901

    "Michael Weinreb has written about college football for The New York Times, GQ, Sports on Earth, ESPN, and Grantland. He has been featured on NPR’s This American Life and ESPN’s 30 for 30, and has appeared on CNN, ESPN, and ESPN Radio. His book Game of Kings won the Quill Award for Best Sports Books of 2007. He lives in San Francisco, California."

    He likes to bash on about being a prole...
    http://michaelweinreb.blogspot.com/2009/10/on-best-sports-city-in-america.html

    But in fact he's the offspring of Stephen Weinreb, Russell and Mildred Marker Professorship of Natural Products Chemistry.

    http://chem.psu.edu/directory/sxw8

    He grew up in State College. Which by the way does not qualify as either a Pittsburgh OR Philly native, and those of us from those places would wipe up the macadam with a snotball like him. Which he knows and resents and lives in perpetual fear of.

    Quite a few Weinrebs at PSU, and not one sounds particularly proleish:
    http://www.psu.edu/search/people/weinreb

    See also:
    http://pennstatermag.com/tag/michael-weinreb/

    According to his buddy, the blogger, he "married a Northwestern girl." That's Northwestern as in "perpetually in the list of the top 15 private colleges the Chosen choose." I couldn't find a public San Francisco address for him, as per the Simon and Schuster thing above, though Whitepages shows him having lived in State College, Akron, and Brooklyn.

    I'm an atheist freethinker, Pastafarian minister, Discordian Pope, and board certified Witch Doctor (Canada). I'll side with New Testament Christians over the Old Testament Chosen any day of the millennium. Seems to me the time is ripening toward rot to remind the latter of this. Just because I have an IQ of 145 doesn't mean I want Protestants gone.

    For starters, New Testament Christians, in my experience, don't hate me so much as worry a lot about the destiny of my soul. There's something oddly sweet in that, even with the hellfire and brimstone that a few inflict. Jews by contrast hate me to death for being white, hate the republic my ancestors founded (while wanting to live in it), and never miss a trick in their ethnic cleansing. Faugh on all of them.

    PS, I didn't used to feel this way, but the last 20 years have opened my eyes to the antipathy between the Yahwites and we offspring of mammoth hunters.

    , @Moderate Mom
    I had to giggle at the idea of the overly-entitled wearing Izod clothing. Izod is sold at stores like Sears and JC Penny. I think the man-of-the-people Rolling Stone writer had to be thinking of Lacoste.
  4. Sounds like somebody’s grumpy about not getting into a country club.

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    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Grayson Allen is the reincarnation of Jock Whitney.
  5. Michael Weinreb? Sounds Italian. Don’t worry, Michael. Perhaps you can write a screenplay about how Allen’s beautiful blonde girlfriend ends up with a smart and funny but nerdy jewish kid. Think Mark Rattner in Fast Times at Ridgemont High.

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  6. A few comments at the linked article point out Mr. Weinreb graduated from Penn State ….

    Hmmm, any association with Sabrina Rubin Erdely?

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    • Replies: @Torn and Frayed
    Sabrina Rubin Erdely went to the University of Pennsylvania, a.k.a. U Penn or just Penn, which is an Ivy League school and located in Philadelphia. Penn State is not as prestigious a school and is located in the middle of Pennsylvania.
  7. https://www.prov.org/

    Whoever Jim Martin is or wherever he learned to coach he certainly turned out one impressive young man.
    The school looks impressive also.

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  8. As a sometimes-subscriber to Rolling Stone, this one really troubles me. He as much as declares ‘As a Jew, I hate Christians and Christianity in all its forms.’

    I was surprised the other day by an episode of ‘Big Bang Theory’ where Howard mentions casually that Jews aren’t supposed to wear crosses, which somehow had never sunk in before, and when I looked into it it was explained that for Jews the cross is up there with the swastika as a ‘symbol of antisemitism’.

    I’ve never cared for the imagery of the crucifix, nor believed in the resurrection, but I do think we need to outgrow our ‘Old Testament’ bomb-Iran style foreign policy, so I’m tempted to make common cause with Grayson-Allen types, against the increasingly ‘audacious’ Old Testament Jews. I’d like some term with ‘Christian’ in it that just implies the mature/genteel/gentlemanly/gentile side of the New Testament, not the rabid sociopathic stuff (inherited I imagine from Orthodox Judaism).

    How many people understand that Israel is only 2% Christian? That Jews there aren’t allowed to marry Christians?

    How do I register my objections to this?

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    • Replies: @Karl
    >>> Israel is only 2% Christian? That Jews there aren’t allowed to marry Christians?


    Israeli law doesn't specify who can marry whom (outside of incest, etc.

    I have no doubt that no rabbi in Israel would officiate. There are plenty of Christian clergymen in Israel; they have 100% discretion about which couples they will solemnize.
  9. Whenever any piece of writing is exceptionally, startlingly vile and hateful towards traditional white society, I look at the author’s name.

    It. Never. Fails.

    WEINREB

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  10. Not a Duke fan at all but Greyson Allen was a phenom Monday night. With basketball becoming more black the whites who make it are all tough as nails. Grayson looked like Chris Jackson before he went jihad all over everybody.

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  11. @AnonymousCoward
    Have a look at Michael Weinrebs explanation of where the Hate Hate Hate comes from:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQ1tVR_0Fkk#t=13m14s

    I was primed(1984 style) to hate/dislike this guy but in the interview he comes across as pretty reasonable.

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  12. Completely On Topic, here’s a prediction from the past, one that encapsulates all that is iSteve and Jew:

    An Englishman In New York

    Demented New York athletes staggering round the block
    Deformed Chicanos pour in, Chicago’s rolling stock
    Digital bathrooms drilling for furs
    Surgical stockings marked his and hers
    Guggenheim attitudes back to back
    With Jewish Baroque

    No way street
    No way street
    Happy to see you, have a nice day!

    Defecting Russian dancers dance into Hockney prints
    Exclusive to Bloomingdales, gift-wrapped in red
    From the land of blue rinse
    They boggle at menus in Olde English verse
    “Ode to a burger” by Keats at his worst
    The hissing of omelets the breaking of legs
    Don’t shoot till you see the whites of their eggs
    The pink fillet mignon looks black on the negs

    Strange apparatus
    You’ve never seen
    Strange apparatus, even stranger theme
    Street alligators
    Big Anglophile
    Will navigate us through a change of style

    I came, I saw, what manner of beast is this
    New York, you talk a little bit left of center
    A scream, a shout
    New York is throwing its weight about
    Walk tall, walk straight, spit the world right in the eye
    The stronger the wood the straighter the arrow
    Dismembered hopeful My-Lai veterans queuing for sleaze
    “Sorry no dogs, no fags, no shriners, and no amputees”
    Sexual athlete applies for audition
    Willing to make it in any position
    Just one of the extras with blood on their faces
    In snow-white and the seven basket cases
    I’m happy and dopey and dirty in places
    No way street
    No way street
    Lock up your daughters, Avon crawling!

    Devoted collectors of paraphernalia out walking the rock
    Battle and bitch for the ultimate kitsch
    of a crucifix clock
    Two miniature Romans, running on rails
    Appear every hour and bang in the nails
    I’ve got to have it, Christ, I gotta be the first
    on our block

    Disturbing facts about Nazi splinter groups seen on the news
    They’re picketing synagogues and claiming that
    Hitler was King of the Jews
    Caught in the tunnel an ambulance howls
    A men’s room attendant is flapping his jowls
    Ssshh, Howard Johnson is moving his bowels

    Strange apparatus
    You’ve never seen
    Strange apparatus, even stranger theme
    Street alligators
    Big Anglophile
    Will navigate us through a change of style
    Strange apparatus
    You’ve never seen
    Strange apparatus, even stranger theme
    Walk straight, walk tall, spit the world right in the eye
    The stronger the wood, the straighter the arrow

    No way street
    No way street
    No way street…

    Godley & Creme, An Englishman in New York

    Decipher that, which is not too hard, and you have pretty much Derbyshire, SteynOnline, every confused GOP and conservative castaway et al in one.

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    @WowJustWow
    Sounds like somebody's grumpy about not getting into a country club.

    Grayson Allen is the reincarnation of Jock Whitney.

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  14. Harlequin.com | Michael Weinreb

    http://www.harlequin.com/author.html?authorid=1103

    Michael Weinreb is a graduate of Penn State and the Boston University creative writing program. He has worked as a sports and features reporter at the Dallas Morning News, the Los Angeles Times, the Akro (Ohio) Beacon Journal and Newsday, and has been cited in the Best American Sports Writing anthology. His short fiction has been published in Nerve and other literary journals and he is a recipient of the Ray Bradbury Short Story Fellowship. He lives in New York City.

    Zowie! He seems kinda privileged himself. He looks soft, so coming from a nice suburban upbringing? Who knows. wth is “Nerve”?

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    • Replies: @Bugg
    Weinreb wrote extensively about Penn State, Sandusky, Paterno el al for Grantland. In those stories he explained he was the son of a PSU professor who grew up in State College.
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    Some kid wants to play basketball and a creep crawls out from underneath a dung pile to attack him for no reason at all. He’s done nothing wrong, yet this slimeball hates him just for existing. What a hater.

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    • Replies: @Fredrik
    No reason at all? I'm sure the author just forgot about the other three freshmen who have been instrumental in helping Duke win the title. Jahlil Okafor, Justice Winslow and Tyus Jones don't look like they went to some prep school. On another site(full of democrats) Winslow was called a thug by some democrat...
  16. @john marzan
    well, he looks like ted cruz, who looks like joe mccarthy

    http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2015/04/07/who_is_grayson_allen_duke_freshman_helps_lead_blue_devils_to_national_title.html

    Seriously.

    The kid is a dead ringer for Ted Cruz.

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    • Replies: @Citizen of a Silly Country
    I thought the picture was photoshopped when I first looked at it.
  17. In case anyone wanted confirmation of Weinreb’s ethnic background:

    I’ve read most of Philip Roth’s oeuvre. I once took a class in which we read nothing but Roth novels. I will admit, I am not an unbiased observer when it comes to Roth, and how much of that has to do with the fact that I am also a cranky Jewish male,

    http://michaelweinreb.blogspot.com/

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    "you cannot deny that in terms of the pure craft of writing sentences and crafting plots, there is no one in the latter half of the 20th century who has done it as well as Roth. To contend otherwise is to shed all credibility as an arbiter of writing. Which is why I've never really trusted British people in the first place."

    Those poor British people who don't know what good writing is.
  18. Big Bill [AKA "The Shyster"] says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    Mike Weinreb isn’t related to Lloyd Weinreb, the Harvard Law Prof, is he? There can’t be but a handful of Jewish Weinrebs floating around.

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    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    There can’t be but a handful of Jewish Weinrebs floating around.
     
    The one person I knew with that name, I think was a practicing Catholic. His freckles suggested an Irish mother or grandmother, but otherwise he was a poster child for Jewish nerdism.
  19. ” He is every over-entitled, Izod-clad jerk I’ve ever come across in a bar, and I want him to spill his celebratory sparking cider.”

    Weinreb sounds a lot like Mark Rudd, who also copped to visceral anti-gentilism as his personal motivator.

    The 60s were a great time for Jewish radicals and black panthers. You could guilt-trip and nail more white girls than you could shake a stick at.

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    If someone wrote these words about anyone other than a white guy it would be considered extreme heresy and would undoubtedly be career-destroying. That Michael Weinreb is able to write this with apparent impunity and that a magazine that suffered a recent humiliation for its shoddy journalism would publish this is quite astounding.

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  21. Weinreb should give up his hate for, and likely fear of, Christians and realize that the true threat to his people comes from the Left.

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    • Replies: @ben tillman

    Weinreb should give up his hate for, and likely fear of, Christians and realize that the true threat to his people comes from the Left.
     
    His people is the Left.
  22. @JohnnyWalker123
    Seriously.

    The kid is a dead ringer for Ted Cruz.

    I thought the picture was photoshopped when I first looked at it.

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  23. “A place that defines itself on its own website as not just Christian, but “boldly Christian”

    “genetically engineered to get under America’s skin”

    “I already dislike Grayson Allen (a bit player for the Blue Devils all season who put up 16 points last night), and as I write this, I’ve known who he is for about an hour”

    I congratulate Michael Weinreb for openly admitting he dislikes someone based on their religion and ancestry. (Well, also I suppose for quietly working hard and excelling at something.)

    The unconscious mindset behind the Megaphone: people are judged by the color of their skin in spite of the content of their character

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  24. This is kind of a tone-deaf post given what the Final Four looked like this year. Wisconsin is a ‘white’ team in that the majority of their starters and stars are white. In fact they are ‘whiter’ than Duke. But people were rooting for Wisconsin over Kentucky (the classic one-and-done black athlete squad) and also Duke. With Duke, you can’t discount the preppy east coast rich kid factor that people associate with them, rightly or wrongly. Big Ten squads like Wisconsin don’t get that.

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    • Replies: @tomv
    Wait, who are you calling tone-deaf, Steve or Weinreb? Knowing you and your ilk, I sadly suspect the former.

    With Duke, you can’t discount the preppy east coast rich kid factor that people associate with them, rightly or wrongly.
     
    Sure can. Names like Jahlil, Justise, and Tyus make it hard do otherwise, in fact. And yet, Weinreb pulled it off thanks to a Grayson coming off the bench to shine at just the right moment. Thank god! To think that he would have to go a day without (barely) sublimating his burning animus.

    If these "preppies" didn't exist, the media antagonists would have to invent them. Indeed, they largely did, from the ultimate preppy Christian Laettner on down. And then they blame "people" for the association. And then they ever-so-self-consciously blame the association ("right or wrong") for their naked hostility while propagating it in the same breath. The chutzpah.

    PS You fancy yourself a basketball truth-teller, MQ, but it's Felix above who really knows the score.
    PPS Meanwhile, some iSteve Jewish readers insist that Jews love, love, love the WASP upperclass. Hard to square that with the preppy hate, isn't it? Paul Gottfried has a more informed take, as usual, in his latest article.
  25. @Wilkey
    "I already dislike Grayson Allen...He is every over-entitled, Izod-clad jerk I’ve ever come across in a bar, and I want him to spill his celebratory sparking cider."

    Grayson Allen is privileged and over-entitled, writes a guy named Michael Weinreb, who's writing for a magazine owned by a guy named Jann Wenner.

    We all know how privileged and powerful those Christians can be. Why just look at how the tiny Christian minority living outside of Arkansas and Indiana only just recently steamrolled the millions of atheists in those states to pass religious freedom laws, while poor oppressed locals like Marc Benioff had to just bend over and take it.

    At some point it grows wearisome hearing the guy in the castle on the hill bitching about how poor and oppressed he is.

    Some won’t be satisfied until we are a political and spiritual non-entity.

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  26. I watched the “hate Christian Laettner” documentary the other day. All of the journalists who hated him were Askenazi Jews.

    The only other person who really said much was Jalen Rose, who previously said that he didn’t hate Laettner and the person he hated on Duke was Grant Hill.

    Is Christian Laettner hate as simple to explain as “Jewish sportswriters don’t like Polish basketball player (and his Polish coach)?”. Is Duke hate in general (outside of rivalries) this easy to explain?

    So I look at the ethnicity of the writer of this article, the guy motivated to hate an end of bench freshman based on how he looks. Guess what?

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    • Replies: @Ivy
    30 For 30, a wonderful series on ESPN that gives in depth treatment to stories of athletes that might otherwise be less known.
  27. THIS is actually rude, hateful speech. Don’t the cultural chauvinists know it’s bad form to be so obvious? It’s better to sublimate that animus in the media.

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  28. As for “I am also a cranky Jewish male,” he left off “and a SOB.” Middle aged men trash talking teenage boys is pathetic. So is his bigotry. I sense insecurity for which there is obviously a good reason.

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  29. @Wilkey
    "I already dislike Grayson Allen...He is every over-entitled, Izod-clad jerk I’ve ever come across in a bar, and I want him to spill his celebratory sparking cider."

    Grayson Allen is privileged and over-entitled, writes a guy named Michael Weinreb, who's writing for a magazine owned by a guy named Jann Wenner.

    We all know how privileged and powerful those Christians can be. Why just look at how the tiny Christian minority living outside of Arkansas and Indiana only just recently steamrolled the millions of atheists in those states to pass religious freedom laws, while poor oppressed locals like Marc Benioff had to just bend over and take it.

    At some point it grows wearisome hearing the guy in the castle on the hill bitching about how poor and oppressed he is.

    I don’t follow basketball but I’ve known many writers. I’d bet a lot of this comes from his feeling that those are the kinds of guys who are always getting the girls who should, in a just world, be awarded to sensitive writers

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  30. Weinreb admits that he knows almost nothing about Grayson Allen except that he is a Christian who plays basketball for Duke, and yet he says that he dislikes him and wants him to fail.

    It’s clear who the real bigoted haters are. Weinreb openly admits to being one, but will in fact receive kudos from his peers for his writing.

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  31. A lesser writer would have seen this article as serious competition.

    You saw it as useful fodder. Well done.

    I already know this post title will cause me to burst into laughter at random moments throughout the day. Thank you.

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  32. Actually, this Duke team was atypical because of how black it was.

    Christian Laettner was the son of blue collar working class parents in Buffalo, New York. He was in no way a silver spoon brat.

    Grayson Allen is being set up to be the new Tim Tebow.

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    • Replies: @Ron Mexico
    Re: atypical. Which is why I thought the media would embrace Duke. Apparently not this Jew. And Grayson Allen does look like Ted Cruz. My kids thought Tyus Jones looked like a satyr from mythology.
    , @Lagertha
    Actually, Heisman winner Tebow has a great new job with ESPN (no Morgan Stanley for him!) the dream job for every male in America especially when their sport-on-the-field career is over. And, ESPN doesn't care what race, university, religion you represent or follow...only "know the sport, and do you come off as likable/knowledgeable on camera? Do you have that charisma, and is your voice good?" This will make lame guys like Weinreb even more envious and frustrated especially when a bunch of Duke Lacrosse players start showing up on sets as the network is building up to broadcast more lacrosse!

    Weinreb is bizarrely, a bit too fixated on Grayson...and Catholic HS's, in general. Weinreb sounds like the callow one...and, it is creepy that he wants a 19-year-old to fail, or any person for that matter. Get a life.

    And, since when are students at Duke more entitled than Harvard, or any of the other elite universities? If Grayson was playing for Notre Dame would Weinreb dare criticize Christianity?

    In no way does GA look like Cruz. He's cuter and has flawless, beautiful baby-soft skin. I watched the game intensely, and Duke was creative, dazzling, faster, hungrier than Wisconsin (which I was rooting for) and, Wisconsin was the opposite...didn't make their shots, committed too many mistakes that cost them the game. Everyone thought Wisconsin would win since they had more key players that were taller than Duke, and the great Kaminsky, but Wisconsin was just clunky.

    Oh, and Yeeey! UCONN!

    , @Anonymous
    Yeah, the Wisconsin team seemed much whiter, in terms of personnel and playing style/demeanor.
    , @Mike Zwick
    They look more "Bloods" than "blue bloods!"
    , @David In TN
    If Allen makes it big he'll be seen (and hated) as a combination of Laettner and Tebow.
  33. From Weinreb’s blog:

    The Culmination of the NBA Playoffs…

    Will be that moment when Kobe Bryant finally engages in physical assault on Pau Gasol.

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  34. OT.

    http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/h1b-visa-cap-reached-within-5-days/article7080647.ece

    “The U.S. on Tuesday said it has reached the cap for the H-1B work visas for 2016 within the first five days for the third consecutive year and will now conduct a lottery system to allocate the visas highly popular among IT professionals from countries like India.”

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  35. Derb this putz’s rant around the other way and get in trouble with the Thought Police:

    I could complain about how most basketball stars are thugs from the hood, the kind of guys I would cross the street to avoid because they might assualt me. They might also steal my car if I leave it unattended. (Happened twice to my friends.) Or rape my girlfriend. (Happened in college.)

    I can’t say that though, but this privileged putz can write nationally a racist attack on someone like me.

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    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
    Derb this putz’s rant around the other way

    Is The Derb now a verb? I like it. Like all good neologisms, it's instantly understandable, at least to those of us on the Dissident Right.
  36. @countenance
    Actually, this Duke team was atypical because of how black it was.

    Christian Laettner was the son of blue collar working class parents in Buffalo, New York. He was in no way a silver spoon brat.

    Grayson Allen is being set up to be the new Tim Tebow.

    Re: atypical. Which is why I thought the media would embrace Duke. Apparently not this Jew. And Grayson Allen does look like Ted Cruz. My kids thought Tyus Jones looked like a satyr from mythology.

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  37. “How dare he bang shiksas with such ease. I’d have to go into finance or Hollywood and make millions before blondes will sleep with me.”

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  38. Wow, read the comments to this story at Rolling Stone. Are those all iStevers? If so good job. But I hope they also represent the general public too.

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    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
    He took a beating on Twitter too: https://twitter.com/rollingstone/status/585452998559715328

    I shared this post with him via Twitter and he blocked me.
  39. @Wilkey
    "I already dislike Grayson Allen...He is every over-entitled, Izod-clad jerk I’ve ever come across in a bar, and I want him to spill his celebratory sparking cider."

    Grayson Allen is privileged and over-entitled, writes a guy named Michael Weinreb, who's writing for a magazine owned by a guy named Jann Wenner.

    We all know how privileged and powerful those Christians can be. Why just look at how the tiny Christian minority living outside of Arkansas and Indiana only just recently steamrolled the millions of atheists in those states to pass religious freedom laws, while poor oppressed locals like Marc Benioff had to just bend over and take it.

    At some point it grows wearisome hearing the guy in the castle on the hill bitching about how poor and oppressed he is.

    The overclass are smart, they learned after the 60s that nonsensically claiming to be more like destitute black sharecroppers, when ya think about it, was in best case scenario, an absolute defense or failing that, a pretty good stall tactic while they sprayed squid ink and social disorder on the slumnifying, poorly educated, dependent populace. The cleverer bullies have always known how to play the victim. The rule can be applied to everyone from Saddam Hussein to Sheldon Adelson.

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    Yikes.

    That was pretty ugly, I’m sure he’d say it’s just satire, but the hate is seething.

    I’m surprised he had the chutzpah to add that little ‘Morgan Stanley’ quip… That was just a bit too much.

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  41. Stupid article, but somewhat saved by the fact that it was written in a sort-of self-deprecating manner, with the tell there in his conceding how many points Allen scored in a how short a time, etc.

    IOW, the piece was a sort-of parody against the ‘priviledged-preps-always-win-in-the-end’ trope.
    That itself is quite tired and worthy of some contempt —— but that was the familiar route taken by the writer in this instance.

    There are much worse examples of uncalled-for white contempt; btw, i thought Allen was very entertaining and his rose-out-of-nowhere performance very inspiring…… but the wrong team won!

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  42. Holy moly, the comments to that article are hilarious. Just eviscerating this Weinreb dope. Here’s my favorite:
    “Dingus Rattenberg • an hour ago
    “He remembers every moment of the next three hours of agony, during which, he says, five men took turns dribbling, rebounding, and scoring, while several more – bench players and key reserves – gave instruction and encouragement. He remembers how the spectators swigged beers, and how they called each other nicknames like Deebo and Big J. He remembers the men’s heft and their sour reek of gatorade mixed with the pungency of sweat. Most of all, Michael Weinreb remembers the pain and the pounding that went on and on.

    “As the last man headed for the basket, Weinreb was startled to recognize him: He attended a Christian high school in Florida. He looked like he was going to cry or puke as he told the crowd he couldn’t get his shot up. “P***y!” the other men jeered. “What, Wisconsin’s too good for you?” Then they egged him on: “Don’t you want to be a Blue Devil?” “We all had to do it, so you do, too.” Someone handed him a basketball. Weinreb stared at the young man, silently begging him not to go through with it. And as he shoved the ball into the basket, Weinreb fell into a stupor, mentally untethering from the brutal tableau, his mind leaving behind his doughy body under assault on the floor.”

    The mental gymnastics people like Weinreb, Erdley and other SJW goons have to perform to not admit they hate successful gentiles must be exhausting.

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    • Replies: @Kyle McKenna
    I won't crack the virtual cover of RS ever again, but that is a masterful bit of slaughter right there. Thanks for sharing it.
    , @ben tillman
    Nicely done.
    , @Torn and Frayed
    Hopefully "A Rape on Campus" will become the print version of "Downfall" and used as the base of many future parodies...
  43. I find offensive that Whinereb is anti-gentile.

    He is a gentiliphobe.

    Did I mention the micro-aggressions inherent in his hate speech?

    My civil rights were violated.

    Perhaps his Manischewitz was made from sour grapes.

    All better now.

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  44. Too bad Michael Weinrebbe doesn’t enjoy his Bible study…with or without a side of audaciousness. He can start with Luke 19:41-44.

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  45. Anonymous says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    How come Rolling Stone is bullying a child at Duke?

    how come Marxists hate children?

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  46. @countenance
    Actually, this Duke team was atypical because of how black it was.

    Christian Laettner was the son of blue collar working class parents in Buffalo, New York. He was in no way a silver spoon brat.

    Grayson Allen is being set up to be the new Tim Tebow.

    Actually, Heisman winner Tebow has a great new job with ESPN (no Morgan Stanley for him!) the dream job for every male in America especially when their sport-on-the-field career is over. And, ESPN doesn’t care what race, university, religion you represent or follow…only “know the sport, and do you come off as likable/knowledgeable on camera? Do you have that charisma, and is your voice good?” This will make lame guys like Weinreb even more envious and frustrated especially when a bunch of Duke Lacrosse players start showing up on sets as the network is building up to broadcast more lacrosse!

    Weinreb is bizarrely, a bit too fixated on Grayson…and Catholic HS’s, in general. Weinreb sounds like the callow one…and, it is creepy that he wants a 19-year-old to fail, or any person for that matter. Get a life.

    And, since when are students at Duke more entitled than Harvard, or any of the other elite universities? If Grayson was playing for Notre Dame would Weinreb dare criticize Christianity?

    In no way does GA look like Cruz. He’s cuter and has flawless, beautiful baby-soft skin. I watched the game intensely, and Duke was creative, dazzling, faster, hungrier than Wisconsin (which I was rooting for) and, Wisconsin was the opposite…didn’t make their shots, committed too many mistakes that cost them the game. Everyone thought Wisconsin would win since they had more key players that were taller than Duke, and the great Kaminsky, but Wisconsin was just clunky.

    Oh, and Yeeey! UCONN!

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  47. I think this MIGHT have been Weinreb’s attempt at humor. Fake sports nerd Duke hate.

    But maybe I’m being too generous.

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    • Replies: @Jean Cocteausten
    The piece can only be defended if one accepts it as tongue-in-cheek, which many of the commenters at Rolling Stone apparently do.

    However, I see it as an exemplar of that genre plowed so deeply by Jon Stewart. It's called "Ha ha, only serious."
  48. Anonymous says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @countenance
    Actually, this Duke team was atypical because of how black it was.

    Christian Laettner was the son of blue collar working class parents in Buffalo, New York. He was in no way a silver spoon brat.

    Grayson Allen is being set up to be the new Tim Tebow.

    Yeah, the Wisconsin team seemed much whiter, in terms of personnel and playing style/demeanor.

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  49. You totally should do a post highlighting the best comment at that article (best internet comment of the day, week, maybe year):

    Dingus Rattenberg • 3 hours ago

    “He remembers every moment of the next three hours of agony, during which, he says, five men took turns dribbling, rebounding, and scoring, while several more – bench players and key reserves – gave instruction and encouragement. He remembers how the spectators swigged beers, and how they called each other nicknames like Deebo and Big J. He remembers the men’s heft and their sour reek of gatorade mixed with the pungency of sweat. Most of all, Michael Weinreb remembers the pain and the pounding that went on and on.

    “As the last man headed for the basket, Weinreb was startled to recognize him: He attended a Christian high school in Florida. He looked like he was going to cry or puke as he told the crowd he couldn’t get his shot up. “P***y!” the other men jeered. “What, Wisconsin’s too good for you?” Then they egged him on: “Don’t you want to be a Blue Devil?” “We all had to do it, so you do, too.” Someone handed him a basketball. Weinreb stared at the young man, silently begging him not to go through with it. And as he shoved the ball into the basket, Weinreb fell into a stupor, mentally untethering from the brutal tableau, his mind leaving behind his doughy body under assault on the floor.”

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  50. Weinreb does seem to suffer from some insecurities. Projection?

    Incidentally, The Bonfire of the Vanities was first published in Rolling Stone as a serial.

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  51. This stuff is so predictable. As soon as I saw him for the first time coming off the bench in some March game, I knew that he would be absolutely hated if he ever turned out to be any good. In fact, I mentioned him in one of my comments here (I think on the Christian Laettner post) as a potential object of hate a few weeks ago.

    The funny thing is how the media claims that this is one of the more “likeable” Duke teams in a while. I guess Tyus Jones, who collapses like a soccer player at any hint of contact, and Jahlil Okafor, who is either too lazy or out of shape to run the court consistently and who was very poor for Duke in the title game, are supposed to be likeable now.

    I don’t have an actual strong opinion about any of those three players. It’s just hilarious how white players are automatically evil, and black players are automatically lovable little underdogs.

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  52. Mike Zwick [AKA "Dahinda"] says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @john marzan
    well, he looks like ted cruz, who looks like joe mccarthy

    http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2015/04/07/who_is_grayson_allen_duke_freshman_helps_lead_blue_devils_to_national_title.html

    He also looks like he could be Mike Krzyzewski’s son!

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  53. Slightly off-topic, but it will be interesting to find out the truth about the latest “rogue white cop murders innocent black victim” case in South Carolina.

    It’s not impossible that a rogue white cop unjustifiably shot a fleeing black man who posed no threat to anyone.

    But we’ve heard that same story several times recently and it’s turned out to be propaganda.

    I know some rational, educated people who are ready to string up the cop without a trial and without regard for any evidence. I really don’t understand that. People have always been crazy but it seems to be getting worse. A significant minority — or maybe even a majority — of Americans are no longer fit to live under the rule of law.

    I hope that the Eye of Steve gives this case a good look.

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    • Replies: @WowJustWow
    My thoughts so far: It's awfully strange that Slager and Scott come into frame at the exact moment Scott starts to run off. It looks like the taser is being tossed on the ground behind Slager at the same time, but it's not clear who tosses it. If there was a scuffle over the taser, did Slager know for sure whether Scott had it? If Scott had remained facing toward Slager, Slager might have been able to tell he had nothing in his hands, but since he was running away it would be harder to tell. I'm not sure if it makes the shooting more justifiable if he thought Scott had the taser, but it makes it a very different situation where it appears the guy has armed himself by taking the officer's weapon.

    But if Slager tossed the taser at the start... why? Some people have said it looks like he's planting evidence. If you're planning to plant a weapon on the guy, why toss it in one patch of grass before you shoot him and then pick it up and toss it somewhere else? (Is it even the same object that appears to be dropped next to Scott's body?) Slager goes over to check Scott's body first, so it's possible he thought Scott had the taser, then realized he didn't, then went back to secure the taser. I don't know what the protocol is for dealing with weapons involved in a shooting when it's clear somebody will need to come by to investigate the scene, but would you want to leave a weapon like that just lying around on the ground in an open area?

    , @Dave Pinsen
    The video looks terrible, but Chuck Johnson makes a case that it's not cut & dried. Apparently, the law allows cops to shoot fleeing suspects in the back in some cases. The responses it has prompted on Twitter are interesting. One lefty comic posted a pic of the Fox News homepage and exulted in how vile they were for not making it their lead story.
  54. Jews have a partly homoerotic, partly primatological infatuation with negro athletes. Watching them outperform whites satisfies resentment and supremacy urges, because they view whites as competition.

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    • Replies: @Borachio
    As a white Jewish American, I think that what you said is hilarious, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.

    Well, maybe not to the death. But I'd at least devote part of my lunch hour to defending you.
    , @Abe
    Now, now, don't pick on poor Michael. In 20 years when he's lower T he'll finally be able to openly profess his love for beautiful black bodies (Donald Sterling), and maybe even make a full transition (Buzz Bissinger).
    , @riches
    "Jews have a partly homoerotic, partly primatological infatuation with negro athletes

    Ditto with black jazz musicians. Going back at least to the forties, Jewish critics writing print reviews of performances or liner notes for record jackets could hardly contain themselves.

    In the same vein talented whites (Mildred Bailey comes to mind) couldn't dream of getting the praise Billie Holiday received. Bailey's skin just wasn't as dark or as needle-marked.
  55. Mike Zwick [AKA "Gmale"] says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @countenance
    Actually, this Duke team was atypical because of how black it was.

    Christian Laettner was the son of blue collar working class parents in Buffalo, New York. He was in no way a silver spoon brat.

    Grayson Allen is being set up to be the new Tim Tebow.

    They look more “Bloods” than “blue bloods!”

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  56. Anonymous says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    …genetically engineered to get under America’s skin.

    Jewish skin is America’s skin.

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  57. Priss Factor [AKA "The Priss Factor"] says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    Old Boys Network has nothing on New Jews Complex.

    Pollard went to jail but if he did today what he did then, he would get away with everything and even be allowed to give advice to US presidents.

    Stephen Glass was fired then but Sabrina Rubin Erderly is protected today.

    What do you expect from a nation ruled by an elite that promotes Pussy Riot, Masha Gessen, and homo radicals as moral exemplars?

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  58. @C. Van Carter
    Jews have a partly homoerotic, partly primatological infatuation with negro athletes. Watching them outperform whites satisfies resentment and supremacy urges, because they view whites as competition.

    As a white Jewish American, I think that what you said is hilarious, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.

    Well, maybe not to the death. But I’d at least devote part of my lunch hour to defending you.

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    • Replies: @SFG
    I think he's right about the subset of Jews who work in the media.

    Dentists in Scarsdale, not so much.
  59. @syonredux
    In case anyone wanted confirmation of Weinreb's ethnic background:

    I've read most of Philip Roth's oeuvre. I once took a class in which we read nothing but Roth novels. I will admit, I am not an unbiased observer when it comes to Roth, and how much of that has to do with the fact that I am also a cranky Jewish male,
     
    http://michaelweinreb.blogspot.com/

    “you cannot deny that in terms of the pure craft of writing sentences and crafting plots, there is no one in the latter half of the 20th century who has done it as well as Roth. To contend otherwise is to shed all credibility as an arbiter of writing. Which is why I’ve never really trusted British people in the first place.”

    Those poor British people who don’t know what good writing is.

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    • Replies: @SPMoore8
    I have never read anything by Philip Roth; Portnoy's Complaint was the first novel of his to get wide recognition, and, knowing its premise, I avoided it.

    I guess I have been missing something. Although, actually, anytime an author is extolled "in terms of the pure craft of writing sentences" you already know they are lousy.
    , @syonredux
    "Those poor British people who don’t know what good writing is."

    I think that he's probably referring to Christopher Hitchens, whose disdain for Roth is well known:

    Recycling or reenactment is arguably a bad sign, especially when one is already putting the reader in mind of the subject matter of The Dying Animal. In that other very minor work, as perhaps you will recall, David Kepesh lost patience with the oral-sex ineptitude of one of his students, and:

    "shoved a couple of pillows back of her head, propped up her head like that, angled it like that up against the headboard, and with my knees planted to either side of her and my ass centered over her, I leaned into her face and rhythmically, without letup, I fucked her mouth."

    So there’s no need to draw us a picture of that event. In Exit Ghost, or rather in He and She, in the middle of a wasteland of stilted conversation about Jamie’s girlhood—most of it an aching repetition of what Billy has already “told” us—Jamie reveals that something not unlike the above, culminating in her vomiting, was once inflicted on her by the captain of the tennis team. Prompt upon his cue, Zuckerman seizes an opportunity to correct her on a point of grammar, and then adds: “In the old days, before well-brought-up adolescent girls had their faces fucked forcefully, you never heard ‘hopefully’ misused like that.”

    When Raymond Chandler felt things going limp in a story, he would have the door open and then it would be: Enter a man carrying a gun. When Roth is in the same fix, we know that some luckless goy chick is about to get it in the face. Exit reader.

     

    http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2007/10/zuckerman-undone/306182/?single_page=true


    And again:


    http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2008/10/nasty-brutish-and-short/306973/?single_page=true
    , @peterike
    Philip Roth may well be the most over-rated writer of all time. His praise is all ethnic cheerleading.
    , @Dave Pinsen
    I haven't read any Roth, but usually, those who are great at crafting sentences aren't as great at crafting plots, and vice-versa.
  60. Providence School’s annual tuition is around 10K a year–hardly a tuition scale that aims at a “privileged” clientele. By contrast, the secular private schools that the Beltway elite attend (perhaps Weinreb attended one himself?) cost four times as much per annum.

    https://www.prov.org/admissions/tuition-fees

    You gotta laugh at the cognitive dissonance.

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    • Replies: @keypusher
    It's not cognitive dissonance. It's just lying. Michael Weinreb is not dumb. He knows that Providence School is not elite and that its students are not particularly privileged. He's pretending otherwise for his ignorant readers.

    The reference to "vice president at Morgan Stanley" (known as the "goy Goldman" incidentally) is a little puzzling. You really want to be a managing director. Maybe he thought vice president would have more resonance with his readers.
  61. I actually wanted to make an OT post in a thread here because of how delicious the Grayson Allen situation is, especially given the several posts Steve made a few weeks ago regarding reasons for white/Duke bball hate. I guess this OT post is no longer needed since this post is tailor made.

    First of all, Grayson Allen is the “blackest” player on this year’s Duke team insofar as style of play is concerned. He has the highest vertical jump on a team that has 3 “one and done” players who are almost certain to all go in the first round of the upcoming NBA draft. The likely #1 pick, Jahlil Okafor, described him as the most athletic guy on the Duke team. He won several important dunk contests that featured top HS prospects.

    Here is a video compilation of his playing style:

    Dunks over no fewer than four 6’8 dudes at 16 years old:

    Point is, the dude is the complete antithesis of the slow, vertically challenged “high motor” stereotype of white basketball players that is itself closer to being a blood-libel than to objective reality.

    Anyway, a few days or a week after our debate here at Isteve over whether it is its “whiteness” that Duke bball is hated for, Grantland ran a big feature story on why this year’s Dukies are different and should be loved. I’m going to save you all from having to read that fetishistic drivel, but suffice it to say it consisted of cringe-worthy, slavish nut-licking of Duke’s “explosive” black starters punctuated by no fewer than 3 youtube videos of said black studs doing “explosive,” never before seen things like dunking basketballs or blocking shots.
    htt[removethis]p://grantland.com/the-triangle/adjvjslacjskclklkxlc-learning-to-love-duke-basketball/

    The article doesn’t mention the words “black” or “white,” so ostensibly, there is plausible deniability. Maybe they just really like explosive players. Yeah right, but whatever. Point is, the sports media conversation had shifted, and not only at Grantland. This year’s team is not your “typical” Duke team. How is it not typical? Well, uh, hmm, they’re just more dynamic, more fun to watch! That’s it!

    I watched the national championship game. Ironically enough, most of the athletic plays, like a flying dunk off a miss and a couple driving put backs, came from the white players on the Wisconsin side. From the Duke side, the only explosive plays came from Grayson Allen on drives to the basket and tough layups in traffic. Whenever Allen was on the court, he was attacking the basket a la Westbrook. In the limited minutes he played during the semifinal game against Michigan, his signature moment was a vicious dunk off of his own missed shot.

    The point is, the guy had limited TV exposure but in the minutes he was in the spotlight for the national audience, he was the most emphatically “explosive” player on the Duke team. As the first part of my post showed, he has always been known as an athletic player throughout his career, so his outburst during the final 4 was not an anomaly. This was no Brian “White Mamba” Scalabrini using a perfect planetary alignment to go against all recorded history and go in for a dunk that amounts to an exception that proves the rule.

    Funnily enough, before the confetti had even been swept off the court, the sports media (including of course Grantland) was abuzz about how we have finally found our new “Duke villain” in Grayson Allen. Huh? What makes him a villain? We were just told to love Duke, so the fact he’s a Duke player is by itself obviously not the reason. We were told to love Duke because of how explosive Duke plays, and this kid was by far the most explosive Duke player whenever he was on the court, so boring, unathletic play can’t be the reason.

    So are white players hated because of their race? I think this answers the question. Allen is extremely athletically gifted, plays “black,” was given very limited minutes despite being a top 25 national recruit but when presented with a chance due to the starters’ foul trouble came in clutch and single-handedly pulled his team back from the brink on the biggest stage. But he’s white, so he should be hated. The only good thing to be said about this whole sad state of affairs is that the kid is getting laid and playing ball and not in some foreign shithole “fighting for America.”

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    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
    The new white chocolate.
    , @MC
    Yeah, the whole "Duke is actually kind of likeable this year" meme was already around last year when their best players were Jabari Parker (half-black/half-Tongan, and indeed highly likeable) and Rodney Hood (black). Allen is going to be the first really good white player they've had since Kyle Singler left in 2011. Thus the hate machine revving up again.
    , @Anonymous

    First of all, Grayson Allen is the “blackest” player on this year’s Duke team insofar as style of play is concerned.
     
    That's actually the irony with him. He's undersized for his style of play and lacks the skill of a more traditional white guard.

    He's like Tebow in that respect. Tebow was a running QB without the skill of a traditional QB.
  62. “He graduated cum laude (of course he did) from something called the Providence School, a place that defines itself on its own website as not just Christian, but “boldly Christian,” in case you enjoy your Bible study with a side of audaciousness.”

    Pure, seething hatred of white Christian gentile America on full display. This article is so obviously animated by ethnic resentment I wonder how it could have gotten published – oh wait a minute, the owner of the magazine is the author’s co-ethnic, so I guess I don’t have to wonder anymore.

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  63. @C. Van Carter
    Jews have a partly homoerotic, partly primatological infatuation with negro athletes. Watching them outperform whites satisfies resentment and supremacy urges, because they view whites as competition.

    Now, now, don’t pick on poor Michael. In 20 years when he’s lower T he’ll finally be able to openly profess his love for beautiful black bodies (Donald Sterling), and maybe even make a full transition (Buzz Bissinger).

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  64. @countenance
    Actually, this Duke team was atypical because of how black it was.

    Christian Laettner was the son of blue collar working class parents in Buffalo, New York. He was in no way a silver spoon brat.

    Grayson Allen is being set up to be the new Tim Tebow.

    If Allen makes it big he’ll be seen (and hated) as a combination of Laettner and Tebow.

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  65. @C. Van Carter
    "you cannot deny that in terms of the pure craft of writing sentences and crafting plots, there is no one in the latter half of the 20th century who has done it as well as Roth. To contend otherwise is to shed all credibility as an arbiter of writing. Which is why I've never really trusted British people in the first place."

    Those poor British people who don't know what good writing is.

    I have never read anything by Philip Roth; Portnoy’s Complaint was the first novel of his to get wide recognition, and, knowing its premise, I avoided it.

    I guess I have been missing something. Although, actually, anytime an author is extolled “in terms of the pure craft of writing sentences” you already know they are lousy.

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    • Replies: @C. Van Carter
    Winreb was reacting to Carmen Callil's pointed observations:

    "he goes on and on and on about the same subject in almost every single book. It's as though he's sitting on your face and you can't breathe".

    One of three judges on the panel for the literary award, alongside rare book dealer and author Rick Gekoski, who acted as chair, and novelist Justin Cartwright, this morning Callil revealed that, after the decision was made to give the prize to Roth from a shortlist which also featured Philip Pullman, Anne Tyler and Marilynne Robinson, she decided to retire from the panel.

    "I don't rate him as a writer at all. I made it clear that I wouldn't have put him on the longlist, so I was amazed when he stayed there. He was the only one I didn't admire – all the others were fine," said Callil, who will explain why she believes Roth is not a worthy winner in an outspoken column in the Guardian Review on Saturday 21 May. "Roth goes to the core of their [Cartwright and Gekoski's] beings. But he certainly doesn't go to the core of mine ... Emperor's clothes: in 20 years' time will anyone read him?"
     

    Gekoski is a Jew, Cartwright is a self-described "wannabe Jew".
  66. After reading reviews extolling Roth’s writing, I read one of his novels. It was just really boring. A lot like watching an episode of Girls.

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  67. Gee, imagine if he picked out another familiar type and let rip:

    Here are a couple of things I learned about DaQuante Ellison of by perusing his bio and rap sheet: He graduated from an inner city hellhole without having learned to read past the third grade level, write in cursive or perform basic math. The school is Bloods territory and fashions itself an “academy”, in case you like your savage chaos with an academic gloss.

    DaQuante is just a freshman and still only a father of three, but I imagine this won’t be the last time he offends that shrinking base of decent folk still capable of moral discernment, because with a name and a biography like DaQuante Ellison’s, how can he be anything but the latest in a long line of one-and-done players who appear to have been genetically engineered to pillage and procreate as much as possible before lapsing into an early, child-like senescence in middle age, as likely as not in prison, should he survive?

    He is every arrogant, pants-sagging jerk whose ever shaken down a spindly weakling like me, and I want him to spill his celebratory cognac, but I’m so terrified of him I’m going to go find a white preppie upon whom I will unload all this pent-up, impotent rage.

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    "He is every arrogant, pants-sagging jerk whose ever shaken down a spindly weakling like me, and I want him to spill his celebratory cognac, but I’m so terrified of him I’m going to go find a white preppie upon whom I will unload all this pent-up, impotent rage."

    You sure you're not projecting a little here? I mean, don't shoot the messenger, Bro, I'm just curious.
  68. Christian Laettner actually grew up in Angola, NY , which is south of the city and along Lake Erie. He was fortunate enough to attend The Nichols School, which is THE prep school in these parts. As far as I know, you have to test into this school. Grayson Allen was a McDonalds All American and ranked as high as the 25th best scholastic/prep prospect. He actually won the dunk contest at the annual McDonalds AA game. I guess this somehow speaks to both players benefitting from White Privilege.

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  69. @C. Van Carter
    "you cannot deny that in terms of the pure craft of writing sentences and crafting plots, there is no one in the latter half of the 20th century who has done it as well as Roth. To contend otherwise is to shed all credibility as an arbiter of writing. Which is why I've never really trusted British people in the first place."

    Those poor British people who don't know what good writing is.

    “Those poor British people who don’t know what good writing is.”

    I think that he’s probably referring to Christopher Hitchens, whose disdain for Roth is well known:

    Recycling or reenactment is arguably a bad sign, especially when one is already putting the reader in mind of the subject matter of The Dying Animal. In that other very minor work, as perhaps you will recall, David Kepesh lost patience with the oral-sex ineptitude of one of his students, and:

    “shoved a couple of pillows back of her head, propped up her head like that, angled it like that up against the headboard, and with my knees planted to either side of her and my ass centered over her, I leaned into her face and rhythmically, without letup, I fucked her mouth.”

    So there’s no need to draw us a picture of that event. In Exit Ghost, or rather in He and She, in the middle of a wasteland of stilted conversation about Jamie’s girlhood—most of it an aching repetition of what Billy has already “told” us—Jamie reveals that something not unlike the above, culminating in her vomiting, was once inflicted on her by the captain of the tennis team. Prompt upon his cue, Zuckerman seizes an opportunity to correct her on a point of grammar, and then adds: “In the old days, before well-brought-up adolescent girls had their faces fucked forcefully, you never heard ‘hopefully’ misused like that.”

    When Raymond Chandler felt things going limp in a story, he would have the door open and then it would be: Enter a man carrying a gun. When Roth is in the same fix, we know that some luckless goy chick is about to get it in the face. Exit reader.

    http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2007/10/zuckerman-undone/306182/?single_page=true

    And again:

    http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2008/10/nasty-brutish-and-short/306973/?single_page=true

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  70. @C. Van Carter
    "you cannot deny that in terms of the pure craft of writing sentences and crafting plots, there is no one in the latter half of the 20th century who has done it as well as Roth. To contend otherwise is to shed all credibility as an arbiter of writing. Which is why I've never really trusted British people in the first place."

    Those poor British people who don't know what good writing is.

    Philip Roth may well be the most over-rated writer of all time. His praise is all ethnic cheerleading.

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  71. What is wrong with these Rolling Stone people? Did they nurse on malice as infants?

    Grayson Allen looks like a nice kid — even a little self-effacing.

    I’m really amazed how people could foster such hatred for people who never did anything to deserve it, and who would probably be pleasant and respectful even to Rolling Stone types.

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  72. He is every over-entitled, Izod-clad jerk I’ve ever come across in a bar,

    If the description of his background is accurate, I’m betting Allen doesn’t spend very much time acting like a jerk in bars. Or wearing Izod shirts. He’s probably one of those kids who spends his summers building churches and clinics in rural Central America.

    I’d be willing to bet his views on, say, race and immigration would be closer to The New York Times than iSteve.

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  73. When author Weinreb imagines getting “under America’s skin” I couldn’t help thinking that his views were shaped by his own (presumably altered) skin.

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  74. @Borachio
    Slightly off-topic, but it will be interesting to find out the truth about the latest "rogue white cop murders innocent black victim" case in South Carolina.

    It's not impossible that a rogue white cop unjustifiably shot a fleeing black man who posed no threat to anyone.

    But we've heard that same story several times recently and it's turned out to be propaganda.

    I know some rational, educated people who are ready to string up the cop without a trial and without regard for any evidence. I really don't understand that. People have always been crazy but it seems to be getting worse. A significant minority -- or maybe even a majority -- of Americans are no longer fit to live under the rule of law.

    I hope that the Eye of Steve gives this case a good look.

    My thoughts so far: It’s awfully strange that Slager and Scott come into frame at the exact moment Scott starts to run off. It looks like the taser is being tossed on the ground behind Slager at the same time, but it’s not clear who tosses it. If there was a scuffle over the taser, did Slager know for sure whether Scott had it? If Scott had remained facing toward Slager, Slager might have been able to tell he had nothing in his hands, but since he was running away it would be harder to tell. I’m not sure if it makes the shooting more justifiable if he thought Scott had the taser, but it makes it a very different situation where it appears the guy has armed himself by taking the officer’s weapon.

    But if Slager tossed the taser at the start… why? Some people have said it looks like he’s planting evidence. If you’re planning to plant a weapon on the guy, why toss it in one patch of grass before you shoot him and then pick it up and toss it somewhere else? (Is it even the same object that appears to be dropped next to Scott’s body?) Slager goes over to check Scott’s body first, so it’s possible he thought Scott had the taser, then realized he didn’t, then went back to secure the taser. I don’t know what the protocol is for dealing with weapons involved in a shooting when it’s clear somebody will need to come by to investigate the scene, but would you want to leave a weapon like that just lying around on the ground in an open area?

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    At this point, wouldn't it make sense for cops to load plastic bullets in their clips, at least for the first few rounds? I guess if you're facing a crook wearing body armor you wouldn't want that, but how often does that happen? In this case it might not have helped, given that the cop shot 8 times, but maybe it would have helped in the case of that mentally ill black man with the screw driver who was shot to death.
    , @Truth
    " It’s awfully strange that Slager and Scott come into frame at the exact moment Scott starts to run off. It looks like the taser is being tossed on the ground behind Slager at the same time, but it’s not clear who tosses it. If there was a scuffle over the taser, did Slager know for sure whether Scott had it? If Scott had remained facing toward Slager, Slager might have been able to tell he had nothing in his hands, but since he was running away it would be harder to tell. I’m not sure if it makes the shooting more justifiable if he thought Scott had the taser, but it makes it a very different situation where it appears the guy has armed himself by taking the officer’s weapon."

    Yeah I agree!

    And WHAT IF Darrin Wilson actually slamed his bumped his car into Michael Brown on purpose?
    , @Truth
    " Slager goes over to check Scott’s body first, so it’s possible he thought Scott had the taser,"

    Scott: "Yeah this honkie thinks he has me. I'm going to pretend those 5 bullets from 15 feet away hurt me, then when he gets comfortable...JOLLLTTTT!"
  75. @SPMoore8
    I have never read anything by Philip Roth; Portnoy's Complaint was the first novel of his to get wide recognition, and, knowing its premise, I avoided it.

    I guess I have been missing something. Although, actually, anytime an author is extolled "in terms of the pure craft of writing sentences" you already know they are lousy.

    Winreb was reacting to Carmen Callil’s pointed observations:

    “he goes on and on and on about the same subject in almost every single book. It’s as though he’s sitting on your face and you can’t breathe”.

    One of three judges on the panel for the literary award, alongside rare book dealer and author Rick Gekoski, who acted as chair, and novelist Justin Cartwright, this morning Callil revealed that, after the decision was made to give the prize to Roth from a shortlist which also featured Philip Pullman, Anne Tyler and Marilynne Robinson, she decided to retire from the panel.

    “I don’t rate him as a writer at all. I made it clear that I wouldn’t have put him on the longlist, so I was amazed when he stayed there. He was the only one I didn’t admire – all the others were fine,” said Callil, who will explain why she believes Roth is not a worthy winner in an outspoken column in the Guardian Review on Saturday 21 May. “Roth goes to the core of their [Cartwright and Gekoski's] beings. But he certainly doesn’t go to the core of mine … Emperor’s clothes: in 20 years’ time will anyone read him?”

    Gekoski is a Jew, Cartwright is a self-described “wannabe Jew”.

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  76. @Rotten
    I watched the "hate Christian Laettner" documentary the other day. All of the journalists who hated him were Askenazi Jews.

    The only other person who really said much was Jalen Rose, who previously said that he didn't hate Laettner and the person he hated on Duke was Grant Hill.

    Is Christian Laettner hate as simple to explain as "Jewish sportswriters don't like Polish basketball player (and his Polish coach)?". Is Duke hate in general (outside of rivalries) this easy to explain?

    So I look at the ethnicity of the writer of this article, the guy motivated to hate an end of bench freshman based on how he looks. Guess what?

    30 For 30, a wonderful series on ESPN that gives in depth treatment to stories of athletes that might otherwise be less known.

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  77. Even though I think it is obvious that white athletes are screwed in all the major sports just because they are whites, I bet that white athletes would rush to be the first to throw a race realist trying to defend him under the bus.

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  78. @iSteveFan
    Wow, read the comments to this story at Rolling Stone. Are those all iStevers? If so good job. But I hope they also represent the general public too.

    He took a beating on Twitter too: https://twitter.com/rollingstone/status/585452998559715328

    I shared this post with him via Twitter and he blocked me.

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    1) If Steve Sailer had a son, he'd look like Grayson Allen

    2) A related musing: the Grayson Allen-esque smart jock types that Sailer admires so much may predominate among corporate VP positions, but the people who do truly exceptional things are often more single-minded and eccentric. Not many jocks in the Forbes 400.
  79. Anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/all-schools-should-include-a-positive-portrayal-of-same-sex-relationships-in-sex-education-lessons-says-union-10157092.html

    “All schools should include a positive portrayal of same sex relationships in their sex education lessons, teachers declared today.”

    IT HAS TO BE POSITIVE!! So, don’t teach the kids that it’s not healthy to have one’s penis smeared with fecal matter. Don’t tell the kids that anal penetration increases the chance of anal cancer by 17 times and causes other rectal problems.

    PROPAGANDA FIRST.

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  80. @Borachio
    Slightly off-topic, but it will be interesting to find out the truth about the latest "rogue white cop murders innocent black victim" case in South Carolina.

    It's not impossible that a rogue white cop unjustifiably shot a fleeing black man who posed no threat to anyone.

    But we've heard that same story several times recently and it's turned out to be propaganda.

    I know some rational, educated people who are ready to string up the cop without a trial and without regard for any evidence. I really don't understand that. People have always been crazy but it seems to be getting worse. A significant minority -- or maybe even a majority -- of Americans are no longer fit to live under the rule of law.

    I hope that the Eye of Steve gives this case a good look.

    The video looks terrible, but Chuck Johnson makes a case that it’s not cut & dried. Apparently, the law allows cops to shoot fleeing suspects in the back in some cases. The responses it has prompted on Twitter are interesting. One lefty comic posted a pic of the Fox News homepage and exulted in how vile they were for not making it their lead story.

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    The video looks terrible, but Chuck Johnson makes a case that it’s not cut & dried.
     
    The relevant case on this issue is Tennessee v. Garner (1985). The Supreme Court ruled in that case that police can only shoot fleeing suspects if they have probable cause to believe that the suspect poses "a significant threat of death or serious physical injury to the officer or others".
  81. To be honest, the magazines coming out of New York always felt like they came from an alien, hostile and sour little subculture anyway. The more “out” they are with this the better.

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  82. @Felix
    I actually wanted to make an OT post in a thread here because of how delicious the Grayson Allen situation is, especially given the several posts Steve made a few weeks ago regarding reasons for white/Duke bball hate. I guess this OT post is no longer needed since this post is tailor made.

    First of all, Grayson Allen is the "blackest" player on this year's Duke team insofar as style of play is concerned. He has the highest vertical jump on a team that has 3 "one and done" players who are almost certain to all go in the first round of the upcoming NBA draft. The likely #1 pick, Jahlil Okafor, described him as the most athletic guy on the Duke team. He won several important dunk contests that featured top HS prospects.

    Here is a video compilation of his playing style:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRyLYcMgNFk

    Dunks over no fewer than four 6'8 dudes at 16 years old:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EHhp4J8bho

    Point is, the dude is the complete antithesis of the slow, vertically challenged "high motor" stereotype of white basketball players that is itself closer to being a blood-libel than to objective reality.

    Anyway, a few days or a week after our debate here at Isteve over whether it is its "whiteness" that Duke bball is hated for, Grantland ran a big feature story on why this year's Dukies are different and should be loved. I'm going to save you all from having to read that fetishistic drivel, but suffice it to say it consisted of cringe-worthy, slavish nut-licking of Duke's "explosive" black starters punctuated by no fewer than 3 youtube videos of said black studs doing "explosive," never before seen things like dunking basketballs or blocking shots.
    htt[removethis]p://grantland.com/the-triangle/adjvjslacjskclklkxlc-learning-to-love-duke-basketball/

    The article doesn't mention the words "black" or "white," so ostensibly, there is plausible deniability. Maybe they just really like explosive players. Yeah right, but whatever. Point is, the sports media conversation had shifted, and not only at Grantland. This year's team is not your "typical" Duke team. How is it not typical? Well, uh, hmm, they're just more dynamic, more fun to watch! That's it!

    I watched the national championship game. Ironically enough, most of the athletic plays, like a flying dunk off a miss and a couple driving put backs, came from the white players on the Wisconsin side. From the Duke side, the only explosive plays came from Grayson Allen on drives to the basket and tough layups in traffic. Whenever Allen was on the court, he was attacking the basket a la Westbrook. In the limited minutes he played during the semifinal game against Michigan, his signature moment was a vicious dunk off of his own missed shot.

    The point is, the guy had limited TV exposure but in the minutes he was in the spotlight for the national audience, he was the most emphatically "explosive" player on the Duke team. As the first part of my post showed, he has always been known as an athletic player throughout his career, so his outburst during the final 4 was not an anomaly. This was no Brian "White Mamba" Scalabrini using a perfect planetary alignment to go against all recorded history and go in for a dunk that amounts to an exception that proves the rule.

    Funnily enough, before the confetti had even been swept off the court, the sports media (including of course Grantland) was abuzz about how we have finally found our new "Duke villain" in Grayson Allen. Huh? What makes him a villain? We were just told to love Duke, so the fact he's a Duke player is by itself obviously not the reason. We were told to love Duke because of how explosive Duke plays, and this kid was by far the most explosive Duke player whenever he was on the court, so boring, unathletic play can't be the reason.

    So are white players hated because of their race? I think this answers the question. Allen is extremely athletically gifted, plays "black," was given very limited minutes despite being a top 25 national recruit but when presented with a chance due to the starters' foul trouble came in clutch and single-handedly pulled his team back from the brink on the biggest stage. But he's white, so he should be hated. The only good thing to be said about this whole sad state of affairs is that the kid is getting laid and playing ball and not in some foreign shithole "fighting for America."

    The new white chocolate.

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  83. Anonymous says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    Dick Grayson of the Flying Graysons (parents and family murdered during a circus act) was the original Robin in the Batman Comic books. Not a name that screams aristocrat or privileged.

    Basketball? As boring as the 100 meter dash. No skill, just whatever group of random Black guys has the most power dunking. The equivalent of a weightlifting event.

    I just don’t get why anyone would CARE about Basketball. There is nothing but a guy rolling out the ball to the biggest Black guys he can find and watching them dunk and travel. Zero skill. Zero strategy. Dunk city only. Its not like football where coaches (Pete Carroll) their calls, strategy, tactics, and key players matter.

    As far as anti-Christian stuff goes, you could find the same stuff out of say, Warren Buffett, or certainly Rupert Murdoch’s kids. His daughter in particular has made the typical Upper Class twit anti-Christian statement time after time.

    I don’t see the resentment of the Jewish writer as religious based (guy probably eats bacon every week, never does the Jewish religious stuff, or cares much if at all about Israel). But class? Holy Cow! How much does anyone suspect he’s like Half Sigma’s assertion that most of journalism is like remittance men, non-talented privileged kids being put in a make-work position like the Anglican Clergy that has social status? And of course as a privileged kid he’s convinced he is the victim and the working class guy is the overlord. [Athletics not exactly an upper class occupation -- none of the Murdoch kids was a professional athlete.]

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  84. @Felix
    I actually wanted to make an OT post in a thread here because of how delicious the Grayson Allen situation is, especially given the several posts Steve made a few weeks ago regarding reasons for white/Duke bball hate. I guess this OT post is no longer needed since this post is tailor made.

    First of all, Grayson Allen is the "blackest" player on this year's Duke team insofar as style of play is concerned. He has the highest vertical jump on a team that has 3 "one and done" players who are almost certain to all go in the first round of the upcoming NBA draft. The likely #1 pick, Jahlil Okafor, described him as the most athletic guy on the Duke team. He won several important dunk contests that featured top HS prospects.

    Here is a video compilation of his playing style:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRyLYcMgNFk

    Dunks over no fewer than four 6'8 dudes at 16 years old:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EHhp4J8bho

    Point is, the dude is the complete antithesis of the slow, vertically challenged "high motor" stereotype of white basketball players that is itself closer to being a blood-libel than to objective reality.

    Anyway, a few days or a week after our debate here at Isteve over whether it is its "whiteness" that Duke bball is hated for, Grantland ran a big feature story on why this year's Dukies are different and should be loved. I'm going to save you all from having to read that fetishistic drivel, but suffice it to say it consisted of cringe-worthy, slavish nut-licking of Duke's "explosive" black starters punctuated by no fewer than 3 youtube videos of said black studs doing "explosive," never before seen things like dunking basketballs or blocking shots.
    htt[removethis]p://grantland.com/the-triangle/adjvjslacjskclklkxlc-learning-to-love-duke-basketball/

    The article doesn't mention the words "black" or "white," so ostensibly, there is plausible deniability. Maybe they just really like explosive players. Yeah right, but whatever. Point is, the sports media conversation had shifted, and not only at Grantland. This year's team is not your "typical" Duke team. How is it not typical? Well, uh, hmm, they're just more dynamic, more fun to watch! That's it!

    I watched the national championship game. Ironically enough, most of the athletic plays, like a flying dunk off a miss and a couple driving put backs, came from the white players on the Wisconsin side. From the Duke side, the only explosive plays came from Grayson Allen on drives to the basket and tough layups in traffic. Whenever Allen was on the court, he was attacking the basket a la Westbrook. In the limited minutes he played during the semifinal game against Michigan, his signature moment was a vicious dunk off of his own missed shot.

    The point is, the guy had limited TV exposure but in the minutes he was in the spotlight for the national audience, he was the most emphatically "explosive" player on the Duke team. As the first part of my post showed, he has always been known as an athletic player throughout his career, so his outburst during the final 4 was not an anomaly. This was no Brian "White Mamba" Scalabrini using a perfect planetary alignment to go against all recorded history and go in for a dunk that amounts to an exception that proves the rule.

    Funnily enough, before the confetti had even been swept off the court, the sports media (including of course Grantland) was abuzz about how we have finally found our new "Duke villain" in Grayson Allen. Huh? What makes him a villain? We were just told to love Duke, so the fact he's a Duke player is by itself obviously not the reason. We were told to love Duke because of how explosive Duke plays, and this kid was by far the most explosive Duke player whenever he was on the court, so boring, unathletic play can't be the reason.

    So are white players hated because of their race? I think this answers the question. Allen is extremely athletically gifted, plays "black," was given very limited minutes despite being a top 25 national recruit but when presented with a chance due to the starters' foul trouble came in clutch and single-handedly pulled his team back from the brink on the biggest stage. But he's white, so he should be hated. The only good thing to be said about this whole sad state of affairs is that the kid is getting laid and playing ball and not in some foreign shithole "fighting for America."

    Yeah, the whole “Duke is actually kind of likeable this year” meme was already around last year when their best players were Jabari Parker (half-black/half-Tongan, and indeed highly likeable) and Rodney Hood (black). Allen is going to be the first really good white player they’ve had since Kyle Singler left in 2011. Thus the hate machine revving up again.

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  85. What’s important here is not that he hates without any reason to hate, i.e. no harm has been done to him, but that he hates so easily, without remorse, and purely as an exercise in power.

    He is hating for petty gain, and to lead followers to hate also. The word vile adequately describes this reptile.

    Thugs, aka youths, commit random murders for the same endorphin rush.

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  86. Anonymous says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    We should at least consider exterminating all the white people, Jews, literate, straights and anyone on the right side of any Bell Curve you can find. We are liberals and we need a world pleasantly removed of 95% of the human vermin.

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  87. @anonymous
    Some kid wants to play basketball and a creep crawls out from underneath a dung pile to attack him for no reason at all. He's done nothing wrong, yet this slimeball hates him just for existing. What a hater.

    No reason at all? I’m sure the author just forgot about the other three freshmen who have been instrumental in helping Duke win the title. Jahlil Okafor, Justice Winslow and Tyus Jones don’t look like they went to some prep school. On another site(full of democrats) Winslow was called a thug by some democrat…

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  88. @Wilkey
    "I already dislike Grayson Allen...He is every over-entitled, Izod-clad jerk I’ve ever come across in a bar, and I want him to spill his celebratory sparking cider."

    Grayson Allen is privileged and over-entitled, writes a guy named Michael Weinreb, who's writing for a magazine owned by a guy named Jann Wenner.

    We all know how privileged and powerful those Christians can be. Why just look at how the tiny Christian minority living outside of Arkansas and Indiana only just recently steamrolled the millions of atheists in those states to pass religious freedom laws, while poor oppressed locals like Marc Benioff had to just bend over and take it.

    At some point it grows wearisome hearing the guy in the castle on the hill bitching about how poor and oppressed he is.

    Poor little Michael Weinreb. Must suck to be such a hateful little nebbish jealous of what he can never be and posing as someone else.

    Let’s consider this champion of the masses and basher of accomplished, talented, and well born white men:

    http://authors.simonandschuster.com/Michael-Weinreb/23127901

    “Michael Weinreb has written about college football for The New York Times, GQ, Sports on Earth, ESPN, and Grantland. He has been featured on NPR’s This American Life and ESPN’s 30 for 30, and has appeared on CNN, ESPN, and ESPN Radio. His book Game of Kings won the Quill Award for Best Sports Books of 2007. He lives in San Francisco, California.”

    He likes to bash on about being a prole…

    http://michaelweinreb.blogspot.com/2009/10/on-best-sports-city-in-america.html

    But in fact he’s the offspring of Stephen Weinreb, Russell and Mildred Marker Professorship of Natural Products Chemistry.

    http://chem.psu.edu/directory/sxw8

    He grew up in State College. Which by the way does not qualify as either a Pittsburgh OR Philly native, and those of us from those places would wipe up the macadam with a snotball like him. Which he knows and resents and lives in perpetual fear of.

    Quite a few Weinrebs at PSU, and not one sounds particularly proleish:

    http://www.psu.edu/search/people/weinreb

    See also:

    http://pennstatermag.com/tag/michael-weinreb/

    According to his buddy, the blogger, he “married a Northwestern girl.” That’s Northwestern as in “perpetually in the list of the top 15 private colleges the Chosen choose.” I couldn’t find a public San Francisco address for him, as per the Simon and Schuster thing above, though Whitepages shows him having lived in State College, Akron, and Brooklyn.

    I’m an atheist freethinker, Pastafarian minister, Discordian Pope, and board certified Witch Doctor (Canada). I’ll side with New Testament Christians over the Old Testament Chosen any day of the millennium. Seems to me the time is ripening toward rot to remind the latter of this. Just because I have an IQ of 145 doesn’t mean I want Protestants gone.

    For starters, New Testament Christians, in my experience, don’t hate me so much as worry a lot about the destiny of my soul. There’s something oddly sweet in that, even with the hellfire and brimstone that a few inflict. Jews by contrast hate me to death for being white, hate the republic my ancestors founded (while wanting to live in it), and never miss a trick in their ethnic cleansing. Faugh on all of them.

    PS, I didn’t used to feel this way, but the last 20 years have opened my eyes to the antipathy between the Yahwites and we offspring of mammoth hunters.

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    Let’s consider this champion of the masses and basher of accomplished, talented, and well born white men:

    http://authors.simonandschuster.com/Michael-Weinreb/23127901

    “Michael Weinreb has written about college football for The New York Times, GQ, Sports on Earth, ESPN, and Grantland. He has been featured on NPR’s This American Life and ESPN’s 30 for 30, and has appeared on CNN, ESPN, and ESPN Radio. His book Game of Kings won the Quill Award for Best Sports Books of 2007. He lives in San Francisco, California.”
     
    And of course Steve and 80% of the commenters here are more qualified to do what he does. Many of us have better jobs, but still his job is a product of ethnic nepotism as there are millions of goyim who make less money than he does and who are more qualified to do his job.
  89. Q: why does no one in the press ever whine about every post-rhinoplasty snob in a bar, every privileged, curly-haired scion of slumlords, every rich Hollywood director with a blond trophy wife, every “boldly Jewish” graduate of posh prep schools, etc?

    A: because it’s only good to bash the “privileged” when they’re not Jewish.

    What we need more of in the press: “because he’s every over-entitled Jew venting his hate of Euros in every magazine owned by over-entitled Jews encouraging hatred of Euros, and I want him to spill his manischewitz.”

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  90. Whenever any piece of writing is exceptionally, startlingly vile and hateful towards traditional white society, I look at the author’s name.

    It. Never. Fails.

    So far, this is true on my end as well. You’d think there would be a black guy in the mix, or maybe an Arab or a South Asian, but nope, so far all I’ve got is articles by Jews.

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  91. I guess I’m flummoxed as to why a Jewish writer would even care about about top tier college or pro athletics. Its not as if Kentucky, Alabama or even Duke are the preferred schools of Jewish students and its been 50 years since Sandy Koufax dominated baseball. Is there anything Jews don’t opine on no matter how little it concerns them?

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    Is there anything Jews don’t opine on no matter how little it concerns them?
     
    Everything concerns them. Even how Catholics pray, how Catholic priests offer the Mass, whether the Church is for or against gay "marriage," abortion, birth control -- whatever. All of it is their business, and they use the channels of what's left of our culture to go on about it all, all the time. More misled "Catholics" get their "theology" and sensus Catholicus from the New York Times than from the Catechism. Hence the old "I'm Catholic, but" routine, where after the "but" come things like "I'm for gay 'marriage'" or "I think abortion is OK." It's a lot of fun.

    And, yes, if there's a nice white, Christian kid who's likely never hurt anyone in his life, who's good to his Mamma and Daddy, who's the salt of the earth type who'd undoubtedly give you the shirt off his back if you needed it, he needs to be taken down. He might become a role model or something, so he has to undergo the Anti-Cool Treatment in the media. "He probably wears Izod! He's nerdy! If he saw me in a bar, he'd bully me! He's unkewl, man!" Can't have a white male -- especially one of the Christian variety -- in the limelight, at least not one who's not ashamed of or prone to watering down his religion, who doesn't hide who he is. Hope the kid stays true and withstands the pressure -- not that it'd change anything about his future public success or anything. He's toast no matter how many people in the "fly-over States" think he's "cool enough" for them and who'd be proud to have a son or son-in-law like him.

    Aside from all that, it's really pretty hilarious how this Weinreb guy goes on as if it's whites, Christians, and males who have all these social advantages -- er "privilege." Since the f*&% when? If Grayson Allen were trying to get into college, get a gig with the fire department, work for Reddit or Microsoft or whoever, and he had perfect scores right down the line with regard to everything they were looking for in a candidate, he'd lose out to any female or "minority" who were half as qualified. And along the way, his type would be getting its collective ass kicked culturally in every other movie, TV show, Rolling Stone or Slate essay, song, etc., that comes out. Weinreb is either so out of touch with reality as to be veritably psychotic, or he's a big ole liar who's trying like crazy to keep The Narrative going.
  92. Anonymous says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    Eric Whitmer ‏@ewhit621 Apr 7

    @RollingStone …is this a made up story?

    Also

    Why don’t you just hire Stephen Glass his made up stories were entertaining.

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  93. @Aeronerauk
    Holy moly, the comments to that article are hilarious. Just eviscerating this Weinreb dope. Here's my favorite:
    "Dingus Rattenberg • an hour ago
    "He remembers every moment of the next three hours of agony, during which, he says, five men took turns dribbling, rebounding, and scoring, while several more – bench players and key reserves – gave instruction and encouragement. He remembers how the spectators swigged beers, and how they called each other nicknames like Deebo and Big J. He remembers the men's heft and their sour reek of gatorade mixed with the pungency of sweat. Most of all, Michael Weinreb remembers the pain and the pounding that went on and on.

    "As the last man headed for the basket, Weinreb was startled to recognize him: He attended a Christian high school in Florida. He looked like he was going to cry or puke as he told the crowd he couldn't get his shot up. "P***y!" the other men jeered. "What, Wisconsin's too good for you?" Then they egged him on: "Don't you want to be a Blue Devil?" "We all had to do it, so you do, too." Someone handed him a basketball. Weinreb stared at the young man, silently begging him not to go through with it. And as he shoved the ball into the basket, Weinreb fell into a stupor, mentally untethering from the brutal tableau, his mind leaving behind his doughy body under assault on the floor."

    The mental gymnastics people like Weinreb, Erdley and other SJW goons have to perform to not admit they hate successful gentiles must be exhausting.

    I won’t crack the virtual cover of RS ever again, but that is a masterful bit of slaughter right there. Thanks for sharing it.

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  94. @Bill P
    What is wrong with these Rolling Stone people? Did they nurse on malice as infants?

    Grayson Allen looks like a nice kid -- even a little self-effacing.

    I'm really amazed how people could foster such hatred for people who never did anything to deserve it, and who would probably be pleasant and respectful even to Rolling Stone types.

    Yes, they get malignancy in their mothers’ milk.

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  95. That was pretty ugly, I’m sure he’d say it’s just satire, but the hate is seething.

    Hey, I know; RS can give me a column, and I can dismiss all criticism by playing the satire card. Satire against blacks, browns, Jews…sure, that’ll work.

    Perhaps his Manischewitz was made from sour grapes.

    Damnit. Somebody already got to the manischewitz line.

    Did you have to look up the spelling too?

    I think this MIGHT have been Weinreb’s attempt at humor. Fake sports nerd Duke hate.

    But maybe I’m being too generous.

    No, seriously, I like this. I’ll have my own “satire” column at RS by next week.

    Slightly off-topic, but it will be interesting to find out the truth about the latest “rogue white cop murders innocent black victim” case in South Carolina.

    Yeah, I turn the radio on this morning and bam, the Eye of Sauron turneth this way. 8 times in the back while fleeing, his lawyer better be good. Doesn’t sound like the Dark Lord’s attention will be fixed here for long. I was glad to hear that so far, the locals are behaving admirably on all sides.

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  96. Anonymous says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    Resentment or Ressentiment? If Nietzsche were a modern day man, he would use this piece as an example for his lectures.

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  97. @MQ
    This is kind of a tone-deaf post given what the Final Four looked like this year. Wisconsin is a 'white' team in that the majority of their starters and stars are white. In fact they are 'whiter' than Duke. But people were rooting for Wisconsin over Kentucky (the classic one-and-done black athlete squad) and also Duke. With Duke, you can't discount the preppy east coast rich kid factor that people associate with them, rightly or wrongly. Big Ten squads like Wisconsin don't get that.

    Wait, who are you calling tone-deaf, Steve or Weinreb? Knowing you and your ilk, I sadly suspect the former.

    With Duke, you can’t discount the preppy east coast rich kid factor that people associate with them, rightly or wrongly.

    Sure can. Names like Jahlil, Justise, and Tyus make it hard do otherwise, in fact. And yet, Weinreb pulled it off thanks to a Grayson coming off the bench to shine at just the right moment. Thank god! To think that he would have to go a day without (barely) sublimating his burning animus.

    If these “preppies” didn’t exist, the media antagonists would have to invent them. Indeed, they largely did, from the ultimate preppy Christian Laettner on down. And then they blame “people” for the association. And then they ever-so-self-consciously blame the association (“right or wrong”) for their naked hostility while propagating it in the same breath. The chutzpah.

    PS You fancy yourself a basketball truth-teller, MQ, but it’s Felix above who really knows the score.
    PPS Meanwhile, some iSteve Jewish readers insist that Jews love, love, love the WASP upperclass. Hard to square that with the preppy hate, isn’t it? Paul Gottfried has a more informed take, as usual, in his latest article.

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  98. @WowJustWow
    My thoughts so far: It's awfully strange that Slager and Scott come into frame at the exact moment Scott starts to run off. It looks like the taser is being tossed on the ground behind Slager at the same time, but it's not clear who tosses it. If there was a scuffle over the taser, did Slager know for sure whether Scott had it? If Scott had remained facing toward Slager, Slager might have been able to tell he had nothing in his hands, but since he was running away it would be harder to tell. I'm not sure if it makes the shooting more justifiable if he thought Scott had the taser, but it makes it a very different situation where it appears the guy has armed himself by taking the officer's weapon.

    But if Slager tossed the taser at the start... why? Some people have said it looks like he's planting evidence. If you're planning to plant a weapon on the guy, why toss it in one patch of grass before you shoot him and then pick it up and toss it somewhere else? (Is it even the same object that appears to be dropped next to Scott's body?) Slager goes over to check Scott's body first, so it's possible he thought Scott had the taser, then realized he didn't, then went back to secure the taser. I don't know what the protocol is for dealing with weapons involved in a shooting when it's clear somebody will need to come by to investigate the scene, but would you want to leave a weapon like that just lying around on the ground in an open area?

    At this point, wouldn’t it make sense for cops to load plastic bullets in their clips, at least for the first few rounds? I guess if you’re facing a crook wearing body armor you wouldn’t want that, but how often does that happen? In this case it might not have helped, given that the cop shot 8 times, but maybe it would have helped in the case of that mentally ill black man with the screw driver who was shot to death.

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  99. Anonymous says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @Felix
    I actually wanted to make an OT post in a thread here because of how delicious the Grayson Allen situation is, especially given the several posts Steve made a few weeks ago regarding reasons for white/Duke bball hate. I guess this OT post is no longer needed since this post is tailor made.

    First of all, Grayson Allen is the "blackest" player on this year's Duke team insofar as style of play is concerned. He has the highest vertical jump on a team that has 3 "one and done" players who are almost certain to all go in the first round of the upcoming NBA draft. The likely #1 pick, Jahlil Okafor, described him as the most athletic guy on the Duke team. He won several important dunk contests that featured top HS prospects.

    Here is a video compilation of his playing style:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRyLYcMgNFk

    Dunks over no fewer than four 6'8 dudes at 16 years old:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EHhp4J8bho

    Point is, the dude is the complete antithesis of the slow, vertically challenged "high motor" stereotype of white basketball players that is itself closer to being a blood-libel than to objective reality.

    Anyway, a few days or a week after our debate here at Isteve over whether it is its "whiteness" that Duke bball is hated for, Grantland ran a big feature story on why this year's Dukies are different and should be loved. I'm going to save you all from having to read that fetishistic drivel, but suffice it to say it consisted of cringe-worthy, slavish nut-licking of Duke's "explosive" black starters punctuated by no fewer than 3 youtube videos of said black studs doing "explosive," never before seen things like dunking basketballs or blocking shots.
    htt[removethis]p://grantland.com/the-triangle/adjvjslacjskclklkxlc-learning-to-love-duke-basketball/

    The article doesn't mention the words "black" or "white," so ostensibly, there is plausible deniability. Maybe they just really like explosive players. Yeah right, but whatever. Point is, the sports media conversation had shifted, and not only at Grantland. This year's team is not your "typical" Duke team. How is it not typical? Well, uh, hmm, they're just more dynamic, more fun to watch! That's it!

    I watched the national championship game. Ironically enough, most of the athletic plays, like a flying dunk off a miss and a couple driving put backs, came from the white players on the Wisconsin side. From the Duke side, the only explosive plays came from Grayson Allen on drives to the basket and tough layups in traffic. Whenever Allen was on the court, he was attacking the basket a la Westbrook. In the limited minutes he played during the semifinal game against Michigan, his signature moment was a vicious dunk off of his own missed shot.

    The point is, the guy had limited TV exposure but in the minutes he was in the spotlight for the national audience, he was the most emphatically "explosive" player on the Duke team. As the first part of my post showed, he has always been known as an athletic player throughout his career, so his outburst during the final 4 was not an anomaly. This was no Brian "White Mamba" Scalabrini using a perfect planetary alignment to go against all recorded history and go in for a dunk that amounts to an exception that proves the rule.

    Funnily enough, before the confetti had even been swept off the court, the sports media (including of course Grantland) was abuzz about how we have finally found our new "Duke villain" in Grayson Allen. Huh? What makes him a villain? We were just told to love Duke, so the fact he's a Duke player is by itself obviously not the reason. We were told to love Duke because of how explosive Duke plays, and this kid was by far the most explosive Duke player whenever he was on the court, so boring, unathletic play can't be the reason.

    So are white players hated because of their race? I think this answers the question. Allen is extremely athletically gifted, plays "black," was given very limited minutes despite being a top 25 national recruit but when presented with a chance due to the starters' foul trouble came in clutch and single-handedly pulled his team back from the brink on the biggest stage. But he's white, so he should be hated. The only good thing to be said about this whole sad state of affairs is that the kid is getting laid and playing ball and not in some foreign shithole "fighting for America."

    First of all, Grayson Allen is the “blackest” player on this year’s Duke team insofar as style of play is concerned.

    That’s actually the irony with him. He’s undersized for his style of play and lacks the skill of a more traditional white guard.

    He’s like Tebow in that respect. Tebow was a running QB without the skill of a traditional QB.

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  100. @Borachio
    As a white Jewish American, I think that what you said is hilarious, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.

    Well, maybe not to the death. But I'd at least devote part of my lunch hour to defending you.

    I think he’s right about the subset of Jews who work in the media.

    Dentists in Scarsdale, not so much.

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  101. Anonymous says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    Way off topic…

    I just read a very out there story. It appears Michael Bloomberg is floating some trial balloons about running for Mayor again….

    Mayor of London….

    ….England.

    I’m not sure how accurate this story is, but that would be chutzpah on a whole new level…

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  102. @Rifleman
    I think this MIGHT have been Weinreb's attempt at humor. Fake sports nerd Duke hate.

    But maybe I'm being too generous.

    The piece can only be defended if one accepts it as tongue-in-cheek, which many of the commenters at Rolling Stone apparently do.

    However, I see it as an exemplar of that genre plowed so deeply by Jon Stewart. It’s called “Ha ha, only serious.”

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  103. @C. Van Carter
    "you cannot deny that in terms of the pure craft of writing sentences and crafting plots, there is no one in the latter half of the 20th century who has done it as well as Roth. To contend otherwise is to shed all credibility as an arbiter of writing. Which is why I've never really trusted British people in the first place."

    Those poor British people who don't know what good writing is.

    I haven’t read any Roth, but usually, those who are great at crafting sentences aren’t as great at crafting plots, and vice-versa.

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    How nice of you to characterize that for us, as if we cannot think for ourselves and enjoy writers who can do both, methinks, and neither, Ayn Rand.
    , @Anonymous
    I've read a few Roth books and found them to be pretty good. Also informative. I didn't grow up around Jews, so It was worthwhile hearing some stories from that perspective.

    It was actually a revelation to me that some Jews were so hung up about white gentile Americans. Growing up I wasn't around Jews and just thought of them as another European ethnic group, if I even thought of them at all.

    It was really surprising how tortured Roth was about things that never even crossed my mind.... I think it was in 'American Pastoral' where the protagonist's wife leaves him for a gentile guy ...And Roth lists how he resents how this WASP guy was in the country for so long, and has old ties to area he lives, and how this was appealing to his wife who was gentile but of recent Irish stock.

    It was an absolute revelation to me... I'm of settler stock (in Canada)... I swear to god, it never even occurred to me that someone would look at that as something to look up to? I assumed being from Europe or Ireland was a lot more sexy than being from a little town in say New England or something like that?...I was always proud of my own background, but I just assumed everyone else was too...so it was really educational to read Roth...I'd recommend it, the writing and plotting are good too.

    , @Steve Sailer
    Roth is really good.
    , @C. Van Carter
    Critics habitually call Roth's prose "well crafted", which isn't praise, though most of them don't realize that.
  104. @Dave Pinsen
    I haven't read any Roth, but usually, those who are great at crafting sentences aren't as great at crafting plots, and vice-versa.

    How nice of you to characterize that for us, as if we cannot think for ourselves and enjoy writers who can do both, methinks, and neither, Ayn Rand.

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  105. @Hal
    How nice of you to characterize that for us, as if we cannot think for ourselves and enjoy writers who can do both, methinks, and neither, Ayn Rand.

    Anytime, Hal.

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  106. @Wilkey
    "I already dislike Grayson Allen...He is every over-entitled, Izod-clad jerk I’ve ever come across in a bar, and I want him to spill his celebratory sparking cider."

    Grayson Allen is privileged and over-entitled, writes a guy named Michael Weinreb, who's writing for a magazine owned by a guy named Jann Wenner.

    We all know how privileged and powerful those Christians can be. Why just look at how the tiny Christian minority living outside of Arkansas and Indiana only just recently steamrolled the millions of atheists in those states to pass religious freedom laws, while poor oppressed locals like Marc Benioff had to just bend over and take it.

    At some point it grows wearisome hearing the guy in the castle on the hill bitching about how poor and oppressed he is.

    I had to giggle at the idea of the overly-entitled wearing Izod clothing. Izod is sold at stores like Sears and JC Penny. I think the man-of-the-people Rolling Stone writer had to be thinking of Lacoste.

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    Izod, currently owned by Van Heusen, makes dress shirts that are logo-free knock-offs of designer brands like Tommy Hilfiger. I've owned a few of them and they are better quality than the originals -- less wrinkling, better buttons. Of course Weinreb was probably thinking about golf or polo shirts. Izod, founded by David Crystal, licensed the Lacoste name from the 1950s to the 1990s, but when the market for preppy attire cooled their association ceased.

    Izod Lacoste

    Hmmm. It occurs to me that sports journalism today is almost as Jewish as the garment industry used to be.
    , @Lagertha
    Ha! I sort of wasp-sneered at Weinreb, too, that he got the alligator wrong! Market share was lost significantly to the emergence of the polo pony logo of RL...even the east coast prep school kids embraced it in the early 80's. Although, Lacoste has made a come-back somewhat.

    Now, if you're interested in minutiae of fashion: there is a fake/wannabee/copy-cat polo pony label...but the preppies aren't buying it. He should have mentioned Vineyard Vines in his hate-speak directed at this college freshmen because it is a better marker of obvious "audaciousness."
  107. @Dave Pinsen
    The video looks terrible, but Chuck Johnson makes a case that it's not cut & dried. Apparently, the law allows cops to shoot fleeing suspects in the back in some cases. The responses it has prompted on Twitter are interesting. One lefty comic posted a pic of the Fox News homepage and exulted in how vile they were for not making it their lead story.

    The video looks terrible, but Chuck Johnson makes a case that it’s not cut & dried.

    The relevant case on this issue is Tennessee v. Garner (1985). The Supreme Court ruled in that case that police can only shoot fleeing suspects if they have probable cause to believe that the suspect poses “a significant threat of death or serious physical injury to the officer or others”.

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  108. Anonymous says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @Dave Pinsen
    I haven't read any Roth, but usually, those who are great at crafting sentences aren't as great at crafting plots, and vice-versa.

    I’ve read a few Roth books and found them to be pretty good. Also informative. I didn’t grow up around Jews, so It was worthwhile hearing some stories from that perspective.

    It was actually a revelation to me that some Jews were so hung up about white gentile Americans. Growing up I wasn’t around Jews and just thought of them as another European ethnic group, if I even thought of them at all.

    It was really surprising how tortured Roth was about things that never even crossed my mind…. I think it was in ‘American Pastoral’ where the protagonist’s wife leaves him for a gentile guy …And Roth lists how he resents how this WASP guy was in the country for so long, and has old ties to area he lives, and how this was appealing to his wife who was gentile but of recent Irish stock.

    It was an absolute revelation to me… I’m of settler stock (in Canada)… I swear to god, it never even occurred to me that someone would look at that as something to look up to? I assumed being from Europe or Ireland was a lot more sexy than being from a little town in say New England or something like that?…I was always proud of my own background, but I just assumed everyone else was too…so it was really educational to read Roth…I’d recommend it, the writing and plotting are good too.

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    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
    American Pastoral is the one of his I've seen recommended the most.
  109. Priss Factor [AKA "The Priss Factor"] says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    http://www.unz.com/proberts/the-iran-nuclear-energy-agreement-force-again-prevails-over-law/

    “As a signatory to the nuclear weapons non-proliferation treaty, which Israel is not, Iran has the right under the treaty to develop nuclear energy. Iran, alone of all the signatories to the treaty, has had its rights under the treaty cancelled by economic sanctions imposed by the US and by the threat of a US military attack.”

    Iran and Palestinians, the UVA’s of nations.

    Those who defend UVA from the foulness of Erdely and her ilk but then lend support to the foul lies perpetrated against Iran(and Russians and Palestinians) by the same crowd are hypocrites.

    Resist all manifestations of LIE CULTURE.

    If you encourage and support it in one area, it will metastasize in other areas and attack you as well.

    What the Erdelys of the world have done to Palestinians and Iranians has come to haunt UVA students as well.

    If you support the lie against another people, don’t complain when the same kind of lie is used against your people and by the same crowd.

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  110. @C. Van Carter
    Jews have a partly homoerotic, partly primatological infatuation with negro athletes. Watching them outperform whites satisfies resentment and supremacy urges, because they view whites as competition.

    “Jews have a partly homoerotic, partly primatological infatuation with negro athletes

    Ditto with black jazz musicians. Going back at least to the forties, Jewish critics writing print reviews of performances or liner notes for record jackets could hardly contain themselves.

    In the same vein talented whites (Mildred Bailey comes to mind) couldn’t dream of getting the praise Billie Holiday received. Bailey’s skin just wasn’t as dark or as needle-marked.

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  111. @Dave Pinsen
    I haven't read any Roth, but usually, those who are great at crafting sentences aren't as great at crafting plots, and vice-versa.

    Roth is really good.

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    Have you read any Saul Bellow? I read a few of his short stories which were good (despite the occasional, odd, non-idiomatic phrase like "Jersey coast"), but for the life of me I didn't get why his novella Sieze The Day was so highly praised.
  112. Will this guy get the same treatment Don Imus got for putting down teenage athletes?

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  113. @Clyde

    Harlequin.com | Michael Weinreb
    http://www.harlequin.com/author.html?authorid=1103

    Michael Weinreb is a graduate of Penn State and the Boston University creative writing program. He has worked as a sports and features reporter at the Dallas Morning News, the Los Angeles Times, the Akro (Ohio) Beacon Journal and Newsday, and has been cited in the Best American Sports Writing anthology. His short fiction has been published in Nerve and other literary journals and he is a recipient of the Ray Bradbury Short Story Fellowship. He lives in New York City.
     
    Zowie! He seems kinda privileged himself. He looks soft, so coming from a nice suburban upbringing? Who knows. wth is "Nerve"?

    Weinreb wrote extensively about Penn State, Sandusky, Paterno el al for Grantland. In those stories he explained he was the son of a PSU professor who grew up in State College.

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  114. @Buzz Mohawk
    Derb this putz's rant around the other way and get in trouble with the Thought Police:

    I could complain about how most basketball stars are thugs from the hood, the kind of guys I would cross the street to avoid because they might assualt me. They might also steal my car if I leave it unattended. (Happened twice to my friends.) Or rape my girlfriend. (Happened in college.)

    I can't say that though, but this privileged putz can write nationally a racist attack on someone like me.

    Derb this putz’s rant around the other way

    Is The Derb now a verb? I like it. Like all good neologisms, it’s instantly understandable, at least to those of us on the Dissident Right.

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    Derb this putz’s rant around the other way
     
    I was hoping somebody would get it. Thank you.
  115. @Anonymous
    I've read a few Roth books and found them to be pretty good. Also informative. I didn't grow up around Jews, so It was worthwhile hearing some stories from that perspective.

    It was actually a revelation to me that some Jews were so hung up about white gentile Americans. Growing up I wasn't around Jews and just thought of them as another European ethnic group, if I even thought of them at all.

    It was really surprising how tortured Roth was about things that never even crossed my mind.... I think it was in 'American Pastoral' where the protagonist's wife leaves him for a gentile guy ...And Roth lists how he resents how this WASP guy was in the country for so long, and has old ties to area he lives, and how this was appealing to his wife who was gentile but of recent Irish stock.

    It was an absolute revelation to me... I'm of settler stock (in Canada)... I swear to god, it never even occurred to me that someone would look at that as something to look up to? I assumed being from Europe or Ireland was a lot more sexy than being from a little town in say New England or something like that?...I was always proud of my own background, but I just assumed everyone else was too...so it was really educational to read Roth...I'd recommend it, the writing and plotting are good too.

    American Pastoral is the one of his I’ve seen recommended the most.

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    Of the ones I've read, the one I easily liked most, was 'The Human Stain'

    It was made into an awful movie starring Anthony Hopkins. But don't hold that against it.
  116. @JI
    Weinreb should give up his hate for, and likely fear of, Christians and realize that the true threat to his people comes from the Left.

    Weinreb should give up his hate for, and likely fear of, Christians and realize that the true threat to his people comes from the Left.

    His people is the Left.

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  117. @Aeronerauk
    Holy moly, the comments to that article are hilarious. Just eviscerating this Weinreb dope. Here's my favorite:
    "Dingus Rattenberg • an hour ago
    "He remembers every moment of the next three hours of agony, during which, he says, five men took turns dribbling, rebounding, and scoring, while several more – bench players and key reserves – gave instruction and encouragement. He remembers how the spectators swigged beers, and how they called each other nicknames like Deebo and Big J. He remembers the men's heft and their sour reek of gatorade mixed with the pungency of sweat. Most of all, Michael Weinreb remembers the pain and the pounding that went on and on.

    "As the last man headed for the basket, Weinreb was startled to recognize him: He attended a Christian high school in Florida. He looked like he was going to cry or puke as he told the crowd he couldn't get his shot up. "P***y!" the other men jeered. "What, Wisconsin's too good for you?" Then they egged him on: "Don't you want to be a Blue Devil?" "We all had to do it, so you do, too." Someone handed him a basketball. Weinreb stared at the young man, silently begging him not to go through with it. And as he shoved the ball into the basket, Weinreb fell into a stupor, mentally untethering from the brutal tableau, his mind leaving behind his doughy body under assault on the floor."

    The mental gymnastics people like Weinreb, Erdley and other SJW goons have to perform to not admit they hate successful gentiles must be exhausting.

    Nicely done.

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  118. @Olorin
    Poor little Michael Weinreb. Must suck to be such a hateful little nebbish jealous of what he can never be and posing as someone else.

    Let's consider this champion of the masses and basher of accomplished, talented, and well born white men:

    http://authors.simonandschuster.com/Michael-Weinreb/23127901

    "Michael Weinreb has written about college football for The New York Times, GQ, Sports on Earth, ESPN, and Grantland. He has been featured on NPR’s This American Life and ESPN’s 30 for 30, and has appeared on CNN, ESPN, and ESPN Radio. His book Game of Kings won the Quill Award for Best Sports Books of 2007. He lives in San Francisco, California."

    He likes to bash on about being a prole...
    http://michaelweinreb.blogspot.com/2009/10/on-best-sports-city-in-america.html

    But in fact he's the offspring of Stephen Weinreb, Russell and Mildred Marker Professorship of Natural Products Chemistry.

    http://chem.psu.edu/directory/sxw8

    He grew up in State College. Which by the way does not qualify as either a Pittsburgh OR Philly native, and those of us from those places would wipe up the macadam with a snotball like him. Which he knows and resents and lives in perpetual fear of.

    Quite a few Weinrebs at PSU, and not one sounds particularly proleish:
    http://www.psu.edu/search/people/weinreb

    See also:
    http://pennstatermag.com/tag/michael-weinreb/

    According to his buddy, the blogger, he "married a Northwestern girl." That's Northwestern as in "perpetually in the list of the top 15 private colleges the Chosen choose." I couldn't find a public San Francisco address for him, as per the Simon and Schuster thing above, though Whitepages shows him having lived in State College, Akron, and Brooklyn.

    I'm an atheist freethinker, Pastafarian minister, Discordian Pope, and board certified Witch Doctor (Canada). I'll side with New Testament Christians over the Old Testament Chosen any day of the millennium. Seems to me the time is ripening toward rot to remind the latter of this. Just because I have an IQ of 145 doesn't mean I want Protestants gone.

    For starters, New Testament Christians, in my experience, don't hate me so much as worry a lot about the destiny of my soul. There's something oddly sweet in that, even with the hellfire and brimstone that a few inflict. Jews by contrast hate me to death for being white, hate the republic my ancestors founded (while wanting to live in it), and never miss a trick in their ethnic cleansing. Faugh on all of them.

    PS, I didn't used to feel this way, but the last 20 years have opened my eyes to the antipathy between the Yahwites and we offspring of mammoth hunters.

    Let’s consider this champion of the masses and basher of accomplished, talented, and well born white men:

    http://authors.simonandschuster.com/Michael-Weinreb/23127901

    “Michael Weinreb has written about college football for The New York Times, GQ, Sports on Earth, ESPN, and Grantland. He has been featured on NPR’s This American Life and ESPN’s 30 for 30, and has appeared on CNN, ESPN, and ESPN Radio. His book Game of Kings won the Quill Award for Best Sports Books of 2007. He lives in San Francisco, California.”

    And of course Steve and 80% of the commenters here are more qualified to do what he does. Many of us have better jobs, but still his job is a product of ethnic nepotism as there are millions of goyim who make less money than he does and who are more qualified to do his job.

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    And of course Steve and 80% of the commenters here are more qualified to do what he does. Many of us have better jobs, but still his job is a product of ethnic nepotism as there are millions of goyim who make less money than he does and who are more qualified to do his job.
     
    Yeah, he probably knows that, too, what with his comments that "they" really are better.

    Probably a disappointment to his parents. Seriously, as an elderly parent, could you be proud of that hateful screed against a player young enough to be your grandchild? Heck if my teenaged kid said something like that I would feel like a failure. Very creepy.
  119. @Dave Pinsen
    I haven't read any Roth, but usually, those who are great at crafting sentences aren't as great at crafting plots, and vice-versa.

    Critics habitually call Roth’s prose “well crafted”, which isn’t praise, though most of them don’t realize that.

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  120. @ben tillman

    Let’s consider this champion of the masses and basher of accomplished, talented, and well born white men:

    http://authors.simonandschuster.com/Michael-Weinreb/23127901

    “Michael Weinreb has written about college football for The New York Times, GQ, Sports on Earth, ESPN, and Grantland. He has been featured on NPR’s This American Life and ESPN’s 30 for 30, and has appeared on CNN, ESPN, and ESPN Radio. His book Game of Kings won the Quill Award for Best Sports Books of 2007. He lives in San Francisco, California.”
     
    And of course Steve and 80% of the commenters here are more qualified to do what he does. Many of us have better jobs, but still his job is a product of ethnic nepotism as there are millions of goyim who make less money than he does and who are more qualified to do his job.

    And of course Steve and 80% of the commenters here are more qualified to do what he does. Many of us have better jobs, but still his job is a product of ethnic nepotism as there are millions of goyim who make less money than he does and who are more qualified to do his job.

    Yeah, he probably knows that, too, what with his comments that “they” really are better.

    Probably a disappointment to his parents. Seriously, as an elderly parent, could you be proud of that hateful screed against a player young enough to be your grandchild? Heck if my teenaged kid said something like that I would feel like a failure. Very creepy.

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    @Dave Pinsen
    He took a beating on Twitter too: https://twitter.com/rollingstone/status/585452998559715328

    I shared this post with him via Twitter and he blocked me.

    1) If Steve Sailer had a son, he’d look like Grayson Allen

    2) A related musing: the Grayson Allen-esque smart jock types that Sailer admires so much may predominate among corporate VP positions, but the people who do truly exceptional things are often more single-minded and eccentric. Not many jocks in the Forbes 400.

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    1) If Steve Sailer had a son, he’d look like Grayson Allen
     
    Shhh… Grayson is exactly Steve's height.
  122. @Dennis Dale
    Gee, imagine if he picked out another familiar type and let rip:

    Here are a couple of things I learned about DaQuante Ellison of by perusing his bio and rap sheet: He graduated from an inner city hellhole without having learned to read past the third grade level, write in cursive or perform basic math. The school is Bloods territory and fashions itself an "academy", in case you like your savage chaos with an academic gloss.

    DaQuante is just a freshman and still only a father of three, but I imagine this won’t be the last time he offends that shrinking base of decent folk still capable of moral discernment, because with a name and a biography like DaQuante Ellison’s, how can he be anything but the latest in a long line of one-and-done players who appear to have been genetically engineered to pillage and procreate as much as possible before lapsing into an early, child-like senescence in middle age, as likely as not in prison, should he survive?

    He is every arrogant, pants-sagging jerk whose ever shaken down a spindly weakling like me, and I want him to spill his celebratory cognac, but I'm so terrified of him I'm going to go find a white preppie upon whom I will unload all this pent-up, impotent rage.

    “He is every arrogant, pants-sagging jerk whose ever shaken down a spindly weakling like me, and I want him to spill his celebratory cognac, but I’m so terrified of him I’m going to go find a white preppie upon whom I will unload all this pent-up, impotent rage.”

    You sure you’re not projecting a little here? I mean, don’t shoot the messenger, Bro, I’m just curious.

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  123. @WowJustWow
    My thoughts so far: It's awfully strange that Slager and Scott come into frame at the exact moment Scott starts to run off. It looks like the taser is being tossed on the ground behind Slager at the same time, but it's not clear who tosses it. If there was a scuffle over the taser, did Slager know for sure whether Scott had it? If Scott had remained facing toward Slager, Slager might have been able to tell he had nothing in his hands, but since he was running away it would be harder to tell. I'm not sure if it makes the shooting more justifiable if he thought Scott had the taser, but it makes it a very different situation where it appears the guy has armed himself by taking the officer's weapon.

    But if Slager tossed the taser at the start... why? Some people have said it looks like he's planting evidence. If you're planning to plant a weapon on the guy, why toss it in one patch of grass before you shoot him and then pick it up and toss it somewhere else? (Is it even the same object that appears to be dropped next to Scott's body?) Slager goes over to check Scott's body first, so it's possible he thought Scott had the taser, then realized he didn't, then went back to secure the taser. I don't know what the protocol is for dealing with weapons involved in a shooting when it's clear somebody will need to come by to investigate the scene, but would you want to leave a weapon like that just lying around on the ground in an open area?

    ” It’s awfully strange that Slager and Scott come into frame at the exact moment Scott starts to run off. It looks like the taser is being tossed on the ground behind Slager at the same time, but it’s not clear who tosses it. If there was a scuffle over the taser, did Slager know for sure whether Scott had it? If Scott had remained facing toward Slager, Slager might have been able to tell he had nothing in his hands, but since he was running away it would be harder to tell. I’m not sure if it makes the shooting more justifiable if he thought Scott had the taser, but it makes it a very different situation where it appears the guy has armed himself by taking the officer’s weapon.”

    Yeah I agree!

    And WHAT IF Darrin Wilson actually slamed his bumped his car into Michael Brown on purpose?

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  124. @WowJustWow
    My thoughts so far: It's awfully strange that Slager and Scott come into frame at the exact moment Scott starts to run off. It looks like the taser is being tossed on the ground behind Slager at the same time, but it's not clear who tosses it. If there was a scuffle over the taser, did Slager know for sure whether Scott had it? If Scott had remained facing toward Slager, Slager might have been able to tell he had nothing in his hands, but since he was running away it would be harder to tell. I'm not sure if it makes the shooting more justifiable if he thought Scott had the taser, but it makes it a very different situation where it appears the guy has armed himself by taking the officer's weapon.

    But if Slager tossed the taser at the start... why? Some people have said it looks like he's planting evidence. If you're planning to plant a weapon on the guy, why toss it in one patch of grass before you shoot him and then pick it up and toss it somewhere else? (Is it even the same object that appears to be dropped next to Scott's body?) Slager goes over to check Scott's body first, so it's possible he thought Scott had the taser, then realized he didn't, then went back to secure the taser. I don't know what the protocol is for dealing with weapons involved in a shooting when it's clear somebody will need to come by to investigate the scene, but would you want to leave a weapon like that just lying around on the ground in an open area?

    ” Slager goes over to check Scott’s body first, so it’s possible he thought Scott had the taser,”

    Scott: “Yeah this honkie thinks he has me. I’m going to pretend those 5 bullets from 15 feet away hurt me, then when he gets comfortable…JOLLLTTTT!”

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    If you know you dropped your own taser, you'll probably look for it near where you dropped it. If you think the guy you just shot had your taser, you'll look for it near his body before you notice that it's actually back where the struggle began.
  125. @Moderate Mom
    I had to giggle at the idea of the overly-entitled wearing Izod clothing. Izod is sold at stores like Sears and JC Penny. I think the man-of-the-people Rolling Stone writer had to be thinking of Lacoste.

    Izod, currently owned by Van Heusen, makes dress shirts that are logo-free knock-offs of designer brands like Tommy Hilfiger. I’ve owned a few of them and they are better quality than the originals — less wrinkling, better buttons. Of course Weinreb was probably thinking about golf or polo shirts. Izod, founded by David Crystal, licensed the Lacoste name from the 1950s to the 1990s, but when the market for preppy attire cooled their association ceased.

    Izod Lacoste

    Hmmm. It occurs to me that sports journalism today is almost as Jewish as the garment industry used to be.

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    There's a funny scene in "I Am Charlotte Simmons" where the frat guys are watching four pudgy sportwriters on a cable talkshow explain that black success in basketball doesn't can't possibly be caused by race, it's caused by racism. And then they get on to the beloved topic about how Jews dominated basketball in some legendary past.
  126. @CJ
    Izod, currently owned by Van Heusen, makes dress shirts that are logo-free knock-offs of designer brands like Tommy Hilfiger. I've owned a few of them and they are better quality than the originals -- less wrinkling, better buttons. Of course Weinreb was probably thinking about golf or polo shirts. Izod, founded by David Crystal, licensed the Lacoste name from the 1950s to the 1990s, but when the market for preppy attire cooled their association ceased.

    Izod Lacoste

    Hmmm. It occurs to me that sports journalism today is almost as Jewish as the garment industry used to be.

    There’s a funny scene in “I Am Charlotte Simmons” where the frat guys are watching four pudgy sportwriters on a cable talkshow explain that black success in basketball doesn’t can’t possibly be caused by race, it’s caused by racism. And then they get on to the beloved topic about how Jews dominated basketball in some legendary past.

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    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
    Here's David Plotz and Franklin Foer talking about that legendary period: http://www.slate.com/articles/sports/sports_nut/2012/10/jewish_jocks_franklin_foer_on_his_new_book_about_the_greatest_jewish_athletes.html

    Our thesis is that the Jewish contribution to sports is very much akin to the Jewish contribution to Hollywood. To paraphrase: We built that.
     
  127. Having actually bothered to read Weinreb’s screed, I have to acknowledge that his hatred of Grayson Allen seems at least intended to come off as tongue-in-cheek. He’s pissed that that the ‘blue bloods’ of Duke won yet again, instead of some other team.

    Nevertheless, can you imagine a Christian writer getting away with “pretending” to hate Brandeis starting point guard Moises Rosencohenhalperinstein and the “boldly Jewish” high school he attended? It would not be tolerated, and it should not be tolerated, because his pretend hatred is real hatred, which he assumes he can get away with (perhaps correctly) because he’s writing in Rolling Stone.

    And FWIW, would Duke be considered a “blue blood” school if it’s benefactor had been surnamed Blacksmith? It seems to me that at least some of the Duke envy is based on the fact that school’s name doubles as a title of nobility.

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    And FWIW, would Duke be considered a “blue blood” school if it’s benefactor had been surnamed Blacksmith?
     
    Um, Smith is one of the "Seven Sisters". How much more blue-blood can you get?
  128. @Big Bill
    Mike Weinreb isn't related to Lloyd Weinreb, the Harvard Law Prof, is he? There can't be but a handful of Jewish Weinrebs floating around.

    There can’t be but a handful of Jewish Weinrebs floating around.

    The one person I knew with that name, I think was a practicing Catholic. His freckles suggested an Irish mother or grandmother, but otherwise he was a poster child for Jewish nerdism.

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  129. @Anonymous
    1) If Steve Sailer had a son, he'd look like Grayson Allen

    2) A related musing: the Grayson Allen-esque smart jock types that Sailer admires so much may predominate among corporate VP positions, but the people who do truly exceptional things are often more single-minded and eccentric. Not many jocks in the Forbes 400.

    1) If Steve Sailer had a son, he’d look like Grayson Allen

    Shhh… Grayson is exactly Steve’s height.

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  130. @unit472
    I guess I'm flummoxed as to why a Jewish writer would even care about about top tier college or pro athletics. Its not as if Kentucky, Alabama or even Duke are the preferred schools of Jewish students and its been 50 years since Sandy Koufax dominated baseball. Is there anything Jews don't opine on no matter how little it concerns them?

    Is there anything Jews don’t opine on no matter how little it concerns them?

    Everything concerns them. Even how Catholics pray, how Catholic priests offer the Mass, whether the Church is for or against gay “marriage,” abortion, birth control — whatever. All of it is their business, and they use the channels of what’s left of our culture to go on about it all, all the time. More misled “Catholics” get their “theology” and sensus Catholicus from the New York Times than from the Catechism. Hence the old “I’m Catholic, but” routine, where after the “but” come things like “I’m for gay ‘marriage’” or “I think abortion is OK.” It’s a lot of fun.

    And, yes, if there’s a nice white, Christian kid who’s likely never hurt anyone in his life, who’s good to his Mamma and Daddy, who’s the salt of the earth type who’d undoubtedly give you the shirt off his back if you needed it, he needs to be taken down. He might become a role model or something, so he has to undergo the Anti-Cool Treatment in the media. “He probably wears Izod! He’s nerdy! If he saw me in a bar, he’d bully me! He’s unkewl, man!” Can’t have a white male — especially one of the Christian variety — in the limelight, at least not one who’s not ashamed of or prone to watering down his religion, who doesn’t hide who he is. Hope the kid stays true and withstands the pressure — not that it’d change anything about his future public success or anything. He’s toast no matter how many people in the “fly-over States” think he’s “cool enough” for them and who’d be proud to have a son or son-in-law like him.

    Aside from all that, it’s really pretty hilarious how this Weinreb guy goes on as if it’s whites, Christians, and males who have all these social advantages — er “privilege.” Since the f*&% when? If Grayson Allen were trying to get into college, get a gig with the fire department, work for Reddit or Microsoft or whoever, and he had perfect scores right down the line with regard to everything they were looking for in a candidate, he’d lose out to any female or “minority” who were half as qualified. And along the way, his type would be getting its collective ass kicked culturally in every other movie, TV show, Rolling Stone or Slate essay, song, etc., that comes out. Weinreb is either so out of touch with reality as to be veritably psychotic, or he’s a big ole liar who’s trying like crazy to keep The Narrative going.

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  131. @Wilkey
    Having actually bothered to read Weinreb's screed, I have to acknowledge that his hatred of Grayson Allen seems at least intended to come off as tongue-in-cheek. He's pissed that that the 'blue bloods' of Duke won yet again, instead of some other team.

    Nevertheless, can you imagine a Christian writer getting away with "pretending" to hate Brandeis starting point guard Moises Rosencohenhalperinstein and the "boldly Jewish" high school he attended? It would not be tolerated, and it should not be tolerated, because his pretend hatred is real hatred, which he assumes he can get away with (perhaps correctly) because he's writing in Rolling Stone.

    And FWIW, would Duke be considered a "blue blood" school if it's benefactor had been surnamed Blacksmith? It seems to me that at least some of the Duke envy is based on the fact that school's name doubles as a title of nobility.

    And FWIW, would Duke be considered a “blue blood” school if it’s benefactor had been surnamed Blacksmith?

    Um, Smith is one of the “Seven Sisters“. How much more blue-blood can you get?

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  132. @majneb
    A few comments at the linked article point out Mr. Weinreb graduated from Penn State ....

    Hmmm, any association with Sabrina Rubin Erdely?

    Sabrina Rubin Erdely went to the University of Pennsylvania, a.k.a. U Penn or just Penn, which is an Ivy League school and located in Philadelphia. Penn State is not as prestigious a school and is located in the middle of Pennsylvania.

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  133. @robot
    As a sometimes-subscriber to Rolling Stone, this one really troubles me. He as much as declares 'As a Jew, I hate Christians and Christianity in all its forms.'

    I was surprised the other day by an episode of 'Big Bang Theory' where Howard mentions casually that Jews aren't supposed to wear crosses, which somehow had never sunk in before, and when I looked into it it was explained that for Jews the cross is up there with the swastika as a 'symbol of antisemitism'.

    I've never cared for the imagery of the crucifix, nor believed in the resurrection, but I do think we need to outgrow our 'Old Testament' bomb-Iran style foreign policy, so I'm tempted to make common cause with Grayson-Allen types, against the increasingly 'audacious' Old Testament Jews. I'd like some term with 'Christian' in it that just implies the mature/genteel/gentlemanly/gentile side of the New Testament, not the rabid sociopathic stuff (inherited I imagine from Orthodox Judaism).

    How many people understand that Israel is only 2% Christian? That Jews there aren't allowed to marry Christians?

    How do I register my objections to this?

    >>> Israel is only 2% Christian? That Jews there aren’t allowed to marry Christians?

    Israeli law doesn’t specify who can marry whom (outside of incest, etc.

    I have no doubt that no rabbi in Israel would officiate. There are plenty of Christian clergymen in Israel; they have 100% discretion about which couples they will solemnize.

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    http://www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/shavuot/.premium-1.596576
  134. @Aeronerauk
    Holy moly, the comments to that article are hilarious. Just eviscerating this Weinreb dope. Here's my favorite:
    "Dingus Rattenberg • an hour ago
    "He remembers every moment of the next three hours of agony, during which, he says, five men took turns dribbling, rebounding, and scoring, while several more – bench players and key reserves – gave instruction and encouragement. He remembers how the spectators swigged beers, and how they called each other nicknames like Deebo and Big J. He remembers the men's heft and their sour reek of gatorade mixed with the pungency of sweat. Most of all, Michael Weinreb remembers the pain and the pounding that went on and on.

    "As the last man headed for the basket, Weinreb was startled to recognize him: He attended a Christian high school in Florida. He looked like he was going to cry or puke as he told the crowd he couldn't get his shot up. "P***y!" the other men jeered. "What, Wisconsin's too good for you?" Then they egged him on: "Don't you want to be a Blue Devil?" "We all had to do it, so you do, too." Someone handed him a basketball. Weinreb stared at the young man, silently begging him not to go through with it. And as he shoved the ball into the basket, Weinreb fell into a stupor, mentally untethering from the brutal tableau, his mind leaving behind his doughy body under assault on the floor."

    The mental gymnastics people like Weinreb, Erdley and other SJW goons have to perform to not admit they hate successful gentiles must be exhausting.

    Hopefully “A Rape on Campus” will become the print version of “Downfall” and used as the base of many future parodies…

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    @Dave Pinsen
    American Pastoral is the one of his I've seen recommended the most.

    Of the ones I’ve read, the one I easily liked most, was ‘The Human Stain’

    It was made into an awful movie starring Anthony Hopkins. But don’t hold that against it.

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    "The Human Stain" book is very good. The parts of the movie with the mulatto kid from "Prison Break" in it are good, but Sir Anthony has definite limits as an actor that, say, Daniel Day-Lewis doesn't, and he's not the kind of intense Method actor who will try to surpass his limits. So casting Sir Anthony as an African American passing for Jewish when he can't even lose the English accent was never going to work.

    Other strange casting choices in the movie:

    Nicole Kidman as a farm laborer
    Gary Sinise as, in effect, Philip Roth

  136. @Anonymous
    Of the ones I've read, the one I easily liked most, was 'The Human Stain'

    It was made into an awful movie starring Anthony Hopkins. But don't hold that against it.

    “The Human Stain” book is very good. The parts of the movie with the mulatto kid from “Prison Break” in it are good, but Sir Anthony has definite limits as an actor that, say, Daniel Day-Lewis doesn’t, and he’s not the kind of intense Method actor who will try to surpass his limits. So casting Sir Anthony as an African American passing for Jewish when he can’t even lose the English accent was never going to work.

    Other strange casting choices in the movie:

    Nicole Kidman as a farm laborer
    Gary Sinise as, in effect, Philip Roth

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    Other strange casting choices in the movie:

    Nicole Kidman as a farm laborer
    Gary Sinise as, in effect, Philip Roth
     
    On the other hand, I thought that Ed Harris was rather good in it


    RE: Philip Roth,

    My personal favorite of his novels: American Pastoral
  137. @Karl
    >>> Israel is only 2% Christian? That Jews there aren’t allowed to marry Christians?


    Israeli law doesn't specify who can marry whom (outside of incest, etc.

    I have no doubt that no rabbi in Israel would officiate. There are plenty of Christian clergymen in Israel; they have 100% discretion about which couples they will solemnize.
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  138. @kihowi
    Whenever any piece of writing is exceptionally, startlingly vile and hateful towards traditional white society, I look at the author's name.

    It. Never. Fails.

    WEINREB

    Kevin MacDonald was onto something, perhaps?

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  139. @Steve Sailer
    "The Human Stain" book is very good. The parts of the movie with the mulatto kid from "Prison Break" in it are good, but Sir Anthony has definite limits as an actor that, say, Daniel Day-Lewis doesn't, and he's not the kind of intense Method actor who will try to surpass his limits. So casting Sir Anthony as an African American passing for Jewish when he can't even lose the English accent was never going to work.

    Other strange casting choices in the movie:

    Nicole Kidman as a farm laborer
    Gary Sinise as, in effect, Philip Roth

    Other strange casting choices in the movie:

    Nicole Kidman as a farm laborer
    Gary Sinise as, in effect, Philip Roth

    On the other hand, I thought that Ed Harris was rather good in it

    RE: Philip Roth,

    My personal favorite of his novels: American Pastoral

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  140. @Moderate Mom
    I had to giggle at the idea of the overly-entitled wearing Izod clothing. Izod is sold at stores like Sears and JC Penny. I think the man-of-the-people Rolling Stone writer had to be thinking of Lacoste.

    Ha! I sort of wasp-sneered at Weinreb, too, that he got the alligator wrong! Market share was lost significantly to the emergence of the polo pony logo of RL…even the east coast prep school kids embraced it in the early 80′s. Although, Lacoste has made a come-back somewhat.

    Now, if you’re interested in minutiae of fashion: there is a fake/wannabee/copy-cat polo pony label…but the preppies aren’t buying it. He should have mentioned Vineyard Vines in his hate-speak directed at this college freshmen because it is a better marker of obvious “audaciousness.”

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  141. @Seer
    Providence School's annual tuition is around 10K a year--hardly a tuition scale that aims at a "privileged" clientele. By contrast, the secular private schools that the Beltway elite attend (perhaps Weinreb attended one himself?) cost four times as much per annum.

    https://www.prov.org/admissions/tuition-fees

    You gotta laugh at the cognitive dissonance.

    It’s not cognitive dissonance. It’s just lying. Michael Weinreb is not dumb. He knows that Providence School is not elite and that its students are not particularly privileged. He’s pretending otherwise for his ignorant readers.

    The reference to “vice president at Morgan Stanley” (known as the “goy Goldman” incidentally) is a little puzzling. You really want to be a managing director. Maybe he thought vice president would have more resonance with his readers.

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  142. What can I say? I’m powerless before your subtle “I am rubber you are glue…” argument. Isn’t it funny how Truth always assumes without acknowledging the worst about blacks? I mean, here he is, like a good racist, taking black violence perpetrated on weak white boys as a given, but it’s not relevant because…I’m a pussy. Or something. Blithe indifference is the post of the SJW, even when he’s getting his face smashed.

    Oh Truth, don’t you ever change. What am I saying? You haven’t changed a whit after coming here for years. What’s that like? What is the world like without doubt? You really must change the name though. I call you Faith.

    Besides, if the name comes from the “hip hop is truth” trope, then…shit, I just got so depressed thinking about the stupidity of that sentiment I have to stop now.

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    Comment was supposed to show as a reply to Faith's reply to me above.
    , @Truth

    Isn’t it funny how Truth always assumes without acknowledging the worst about blacks? I mean, here he is, like a good racist, taking black violence perpetrated on weak white boys as a given, but it’s not relevant because…I’m a pussy.
     
    I didn't assume, my friend, all I did was ask.

    ...But one has to admit, your "mistaken" response to your own post was a little..prophetic...

  143. @Dennis Dale
    What can I say? I'm powerless before your subtle "I am rubber you are glue..." argument. Isn't it funny how Truth always assumes without acknowledging the worst about blacks? I mean, here he is, like a good racist, taking black violence perpetrated on weak white boys as a given, but it's not relevant because...I'm a pussy. Or something. Blithe indifference is the post of the SJW, even when he's getting his face smashed.

    Oh Truth, don't you ever change. What am I saying? You haven't changed a whit after coming here for years. What's that like? What is the world like without doubt? You really must change the name though. I call you Faith.

    Besides, if the name comes from the "hip hop is truth" trope, then...shit, I just got so depressed thinking about the stupidity of that sentiment I have to stop now.

    Comment was supposed to show as a reply to Faith’s reply to me above.

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  144. @Dennis Dale
    What can I say? I'm powerless before your subtle "I am rubber you are glue..." argument. Isn't it funny how Truth always assumes without acknowledging the worst about blacks? I mean, here he is, like a good racist, taking black violence perpetrated on weak white boys as a given, but it's not relevant because...I'm a pussy. Or something. Blithe indifference is the post of the SJW, even when he's getting his face smashed.

    Oh Truth, don't you ever change. What am I saying? You haven't changed a whit after coming here for years. What's that like? What is the world like without doubt? You really must change the name though. I call you Faith.

    Besides, if the name comes from the "hip hop is truth" trope, then...shit, I just got so depressed thinking about the stupidity of that sentiment I have to stop now.

    Isn’t it funny how Truth always assumes without acknowledging the worst about blacks? I mean, here he is, like a good racist, taking black violence perpetrated on weak white boys as a given, but it’s not relevant because…I’m a pussy.

    I didn’t assume, my friend, all I did was ask.

    …But one has to admit, your “mistaken” response to your own post was a little..prophetic…

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  145. @Steve Sailer
    There's a funny scene in "I Am Charlotte Simmons" where the frat guys are watching four pudgy sportwriters on a cable talkshow explain that black success in basketball doesn't can't possibly be caused by race, it's caused by racism. And then they get on to the beloved topic about how Jews dominated basketball in some legendary past.

    Here’s David Plotz and Franklin Foer talking about that legendary period: http://www.slate.com/articles/sports/sports_nut/2012/10/jewish_jocks_franklin_foer_on_his_new_book_about_the_greatest_jewish_athletes.html

    Our thesis is that the Jewish contribution to sports is very much akin to the Jewish contribution to Hollywood. To paraphrase: We built that.

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  146. @Steve Sailer
    Roth is really good.

    Have you read any Saul Bellow? I read a few of his short stories which were good (despite the occasional, odd, non-idiomatic phrase like “Jersey coast”), but for the life of me I didn’t get why his novella Sieze The Day was so highly praised.

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    I've tried a couple of times, but haven't made it through Mr. Sammler's Planet.
  147. @Dave Pinsen
    Have you read any Saul Bellow? I read a few of his short stories which were good (despite the occasional, odd, non-idiomatic phrase like "Jersey coast"), but for the life of me I didn't get why his novella Sieze The Day was so highly praised.

    I’ve tried a couple of times, but haven’t made it through Mr. Sammler’s Planet.

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    About Saul Bellow:

    "The Adventures of Augie March" is full of Chicago scenery.

    You can knock out the novella "Seize the Day" in an hour or two.

    He was a pretty iSteve-ish character. From his NYT obituary:

    In 1993, after many years of living in Chicago and teaching at the University of Chicago, he left his adopted city. The reasons for his departure were complex. Several of his close Chicago friends had died, among them Allan Bloom, and Mr. Bellow said he "got tired of passing the houses of my dead friends." He was also upset by the ugly racial climate in Chicago at the time. A few people in the radical black community tried to spread a story that Jewish doctors were deliberately infecting black children with H.I.V., and Mr. Bellow objected to this "blood libel" in an article printed in The Chicago Tribune.

    Also, he fathered a daughter at age 84, which must be some sort of record:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/04/books/saul-bellows-three-sons-remember-him.html
  148. Scott: “Yeah this honkie thinks he has me. I’m going to pretend those 5 bullets from 15 feet away hurt me, then when he gets comfortable…JOLLLTTTT!”

    Ohhh, now I get it. You’re all over this, aren’t you? And when I say, “meh, looks like murder, and he’ll probably go to jail for it,” that’s just killing you a little bit inside, right?

    Ohhhkay, buddy. I get it. You want a little role-play. You want to win once. Sure, I’ll play along. What are friends for?

    Hey Truth, heard about the innocent white cop being railroaded in North Charleston, SC, for killing a black guy in the line of duty? Well, he’s innocent, the black decedent is a villain, and the forces of whiteness will win out in the end. Mark my words, you heard it here first.

    Does that work for you? Or should I add in a bunch of stuff about the perfidious forces of leftism, the leftist corporate media, and the Eye of Soros?

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    "Hey Truth, heard about the innocent white cop being railroaded in North Charleston, SC, for killing a black guy in the line of duty? Well, he’s innocent, the black decedent is a villain, and the forces of whiteness will win out in the end. Mark my words, you heard it here first."

    OK, but what if I want to play a different game?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0C_XWW7MLw

  149. @Steve Sailer
    I've tried a couple of times, but haven't made it through Mr. Sammler's Planet.

    About Saul Bellow:

    “The Adventures of Augie March” is full of Chicago scenery.

    You can knock out the novella “Seize the Day” in an hour or two.

    He was a pretty iSteve-ish character. From his NYT obituary:

    In 1993, after many years of living in Chicago and teaching at the University of Chicago, he left his adopted city. The reasons for his departure were complex. Several of his close Chicago friends had died, among them Allan Bloom, and Mr. Bellow said he “got tired of passing the houses of my dead friends.” He was also upset by the ugly racial climate in Chicago at the time. A few people in the radical black community tried to spread a story that Jewish doctors were deliberately infecting black children with H.I.V., and Mr. Bellow objected to this “blood libel” in an article printed in The Chicago Tribune.

    Also, he fathered a daughter at age 84, which must be some sort of record:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/04/books/saul-bellows-three-sons-remember-him.html

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    I saw Bellow in the superb Stuart Brent bookstore on Michigan Avenue bookstore once. He was dressed as if he had just stepped out of the Burberry store across the street. "Dress British!"
  150. @McFly
    About Saul Bellow:

    "The Adventures of Augie March" is full of Chicago scenery.

    You can knock out the novella "Seize the Day" in an hour or two.

    He was a pretty iSteve-ish character. From his NYT obituary:

    In 1993, after many years of living in Chicago and teaching at the University of Chicago, he left his adopted city. The reasons for his departure were complex. Several of his close Chicago friends had died, among them Allan Bloom, and Mr. Bellow said he "got tired of passing the houses of my dead friends." He was also upset by the ugly racial climate in Chicago at the time. A few people in the radical black community tried to spread a story that Jewish doctors were deliberately infecting black children with H.I.V., and Mr. Bellow objected to this "blood libel" in an article printed in The Chicago Tribune.

    Also, he fathered a daughter at age 84, which must be some sort of record:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/04/books/saul-bellows-three-sons-remember-him.html

    I saw Bellow in the superb Stuart Brent bookstore on Michigan Avenue bookstore once. He was dressed as if he had just stepped out of the Burberry store across the street. “Dress British!”

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  151. Everything concerns them.

    Not true. Jews are remarkably unconcerned with their own, myriad, destructive, ethnic foibles. They’re the least introspective and thoughtful “white” ethnic group, unless you start looking at cases like Irish Travellers or something.

    Weinreb is either so out of touch with reality as to be veritably psychotic, or he’s a big ole liar who’s trying like crazy to keep The Narrative going.

    Enter total lack of ethnic introspection, stage left.

    Israeli law doesn’t specify who can marry whom

    Well, that’s the Hasbara Shyster answer, anyway. Israeli law punts the matter to the religious authorities, who do specify who can marry whom.

    It’s not cognitive dissonance. It’s just lying. Michael Weinreb is not dumb. He knows that Providence School is not elite and that its students are not particularly privileged. He’s pretending otherwise for his ignorant readers.

    The reference to “vice president at Morgan Stanley” (known as the “goy Goldman” incidentally) is a little puzzling. You really want to be a managing director. Maybe he thought vice president would have more resonance with his readers.

    But he’s telling a truthy Narrative, and that’s what matters. Sorta like Erdely did with Jackie’s Hoax.

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  152. @Truth
    " Slager goes over to check Scott’s body first, so it’s possible he thought Scott had the taser,"

    Scott: "Yeah this honkie thinks he has me. I'm going to pretend those 5 bullets from 15 feet away hurt me, then when he gets comfortable...JOLLLTTTT!"

    If you know you dropped your own taser, you’ll probably look for it near where you dropped it. If you think the guy you just shot had your taser, you’ll look for it near his body before you notice that it’s actually back where the struggle began.

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    "you’ll look for it near his body before you notice that it’s actually back where the struggle began."

    LOL, doesn't a struggle actually involve physical contact?
  153. @Svigor

    Scott: “Yeah this honkie thinks he has me. I’m going to pretend those 5 bullets from 15 feet away hurt me, then when he gets comfortable…JOLLLTTTT!”
     
    Ohhh, now I get it. You're all over this, aren't you? And when I say, "meh, looks like murder, and he'll probably go to jail for it," that's just killing you a little bit inside, right?

    Ohhhkay, buddy. I get it. You want a little role-play. You want to win once. Sure, I'll play along. What are friends for?

    Hey Truth, heard about the innocent white cop being railroaded in North Charleston, SC, for killing a black guy in the line of duty? Well, he's innocent, the black decedent is a villain, and the forces of whiteness will win out in the end. Mark my words, you heard it here first.

    Does that work for you? Or should I add in a bunch of stuff about the perfidious forces of leftism, the leftist corporate media, and the Eye of Soros?

    “Hey Truth, heard about the innocent white cop being railroaded in North Charleston, SC, for killing a black guy in the line of duty? Well, he’s innocent, the black decedent is a villain, and the forces of whiteness will win out in the end. Mark my words, you heard it here first.”

    OK, but what if I want to play a different game?

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    On the South Carolina thing, from the text they were wrestling on the ground before the shooting which I assume the media cut out because they felt it would spoil the visual narrative but it doesn’t really. If you’re rolling around on the ground with some guy who could try to take your gun and kill you but takes off running instead then I think most people – even most po-leece – would say that was an especially good reason not to shoot him – and eight times is panic.

    The only thing I’d say in defense is with the media doing everything it can to get as many cops killed as possible it wouldn’t be surprising if the average jumpiness level was at an all time high.

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  155. @WowJustWow
    If you know you dropped your own taser, you'll probably look for it near where you dropped it. If you think the guy you just shot had your taser, you'll look for it near his body before you notice that it's actually back where the struggle began.

    “you’ll look for it near his body before you notice that it’s actually back where the struggle began.”

    LOL, doesn’t a struggle actually involve physical contact?

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  156. @Harry Baldwin
    Derb this putz’s rant around the other way

    Is The Derb now a verb? I like it. Like all good neologisms, it's instantly understandable, at least to those of us on the Dissident Right.

    Derb this putz’s rant around the other way

    I was hoping somebody would get it. Thank you.

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