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Taiwan and South Korea have long numbered among world leaders in the entertaining genre of Brawls in Parliament, but now there’s a new upstart, Uganda, raising the rhythmic bar:

The Man in White Socks who leaps on the table at 3:10 must have watched Michael Jackson’s Beat It video about a thousand times. (Also, stick around to see what happens at 3:31 when somebody throws a chair.)

Can you imagine what kind of ratings C-SPAN would get if Chuck Schumer and Mitch McConnell dance-fought regularly?

 
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  1. This would never have happened if Idi Amin were still running the show.

    • Replies: @fish

    This would never have happened if Idi Amin were still running the show.
     
    Yeah.....somebody would wind up as the evenings entree'.
    , @Evocatus
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEr4od4jQk0
  2. That was an impressive catch. That guy should get reelected.

  3. I love the hats. People should wear more hats.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    It's rude to wear a hat indoors.
  4. Nobody gonna accuse them of wearing dull colors!

    • Replies: @fish

    Nobody gonna accuse them of wearing dull colors!
     
    Well certainly not the former first lady! And who can't get behind a brawl where a sizable fraction of the participants wear a Fez?


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fez
  5. The consequences of redlining during the FDR administration continue to spread like a cancer across the globe.

    • LOL: bomag
  6. • Replies: @Chris Mallory
    Sumner got what he deserved. Preston Brooks is a hero.
    , @22pp22
    Most of those incidents in the House of Commons were hardly ''grave". I read through the list.
  7. Nothing to see here, no relationship at all to the constant stream of brawls at Chuck-E-Cheese, your local mall, your local fairground, all the riots, etc. And you are racist if you think so.

    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
    When all you have is a hammer...
    https://youtu.be/Gm_sU5m6N08
    , @kihowi
    The idea that politicians are aliens and have nothing in common with the people they rule over is one of the most powerful unspoken assumptions of the current year.

    See a place that is a perpetual circle of warfare and corruption? That does NOT mean that anybody from there is more likely to steal a box of cereal.

    Unless we're talking about a white country, and then the ideas of billionaires are perfectly representative for everybody except a tiny minority of weirdos.

    If this seems confusing, just keep yourself from drawing conclusions about anything and you'll do fine.

  8. The Motherfucker of Parliaments.

    • Agree: MBlanc46
    • Replies: @2Mintzin1
    Parliament Funkadelic, true dat.
  9. @anony-mouse
    Waydaminit

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

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

    Yes the colonials learned a lot.

    Sumner got what he deserved. Preston Brooks is a hero.

  10. It’s striking how silly and ineffectual actual brawls look compared to well-choreographed fights in the movies. Lots of slapping and shoving.

    • Replies: @JW
    Nobody wants to risk being hurt.
    , @Anon
    Most impressive is the guy catching the chair.

    NFL could use him.

    https://youtu.be/zPZb7sCUMWs?t=3m30s
    , @Anonymous
    This is a classic...

    https://youtu.be/F2GIirKPy6g
    , @Alfa158
    Friend of mine studies Brazilian Jujitsu. The training accommodates the fact that in real one-on-one brawls humans don't stand there hopping around trading punches and round house kicks, they end up after the first ten seconds rolling around on the floor tearing each others shirts. The training therefore emphasizes disabling holds and short blows while on the floor with your opponent.
    I recall that years ago, before MMA, full contact karate matches had to institute a rule that competitors could only throw so many punches before they had to throw a kick, because kicking was not that instinctive or effective a technique, unless you caught someone by surprise.
    Real life brawls also tend to result in limited damage because untrained men are exhausted after about 30 seconds. Tom Wolfe once gave a hilarious recounting of two New York businessmen getting into a fight over whose taxi it was. They quickly ended up clutching each other, gasping for air, too winded to keep calling each other "asshole" anymore and going "assu! assu! assu! assu!".
    , @Federalist
    You're right. But the guy calmly catching the chair that was thrown at him was like something out of a Jackie Chan movie.
    , @Logan
    You're exactly right. Reminds me of the fights between random dudes back in high school. Generally looked more like two separate fights about three feet apart. Wildly ineffective.
  11. Don’t want to start up the whole magilla all over again, but does anyone know 1.) point of contention that kicked off what can only be called legislative “Thriller” rehearsal, and 2.) whether mikestands as impromptu weaponry have ritual connotation.

    Doubtful First World brains would be of help here.

    • Replies: @bomag

    point of contention
     
    I'm guessing it was over a bill installing gays as a protected class...
  12. These ladies and gentlemen should be a good example for black folks in America to follow.

    All that fighting, all that anger, all that disrespect, yet nobody–NOBODY–pulled out a knife or a gun.

  13. It was colorful. Did that guy moonwalk on the table?

  14. I’m digging those fezzes. Sharp!

  15. Guy near the end was wearing a purple shirt.

  16. I guess the suit doesn’t make the man

  17. Is that the same ‘security’ (policing?) that was at the Charlottesville fiasco?

  18. Uganda has a parliament?

    Mic stands are wicked. They’re heavy (at the base.) Many a rock band has used them to defend themselves at rowdy bars.

  19. I liked this fight in Japan’s parliament, because it was over their pacifist policies.

  20. @Harry Baldwin
    It's striking how silly and ineffectual actual brawls look compared to well-choreographed fights in the movies. Lots of slapping and shoving.

    Nobody wants to risk being hurt.

  21. That’s one heck of a catch at 3:31 by the guy in the white suit.

  22. NFL is surely watching to recruit new talent.

    Btw, why are all the men bald? Is nappy hair out of fashion in Africa too?

  23. OT: And so it begins.

    We’ve said it over and over: There is no place in the Democratic Party for Jews and non-Jewish whites (including white women). Wonder if my wife will eventually figure this out.

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/leading-house-democrat-calls-on-pelosi-to-step-down/ar-AAsXotZ?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartanntp

    Ms. Sanchez thinks that Ms. Pelosi needs to step aside for a “new” generation, i.e. not white.

    Let it burn.

    • Replies: @AM

    Ms. Sanchez thinks that Ms. Pelosi needs to step aside for a “new” generation, i.e. not white.
     
    The generation thing is also true, though. The Democrat Boomers have been very unwilling to have non-Boomers in even the deputy type roles that lead to leadership. Agreed that all Dems in the next generation are the fringes that the Dems love so much, so it is a minority (for now) asking white leadership to step aside.

    The GOP has been better age and whitewise with leadership stuff, but what people my age ooze their way into politics are almost all teacher's pet types. It's not a variance of Boomer thought patterns - it's Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan.

    I did think it was funny she even bothered asking, though. My sense from watching the Boomers in media, Hollywood, and political roles is that their last day involves a coffin or a nursing home bed. A graceful retirement where the reins are handed over in an orderly fashion is not in the cards. She's gonna pay for implying the Pelosi is old.
  24. @Lurker
    The Motherfucker of Parliaments.

    Parliament Funkadelic, true dat.

  25. @Harry Baldwin
    It's striking how silly and ineffectual actual brawls look compared to well-choreographed fights in the movies. Lots of slapping and shoving.

    Most impressive is the guy catching the chair.

    NFL could use him.

    • Replies: @jim jones
    Can you imagine if there actually was a race war, the Africans are so disorganized it would all be over in half an hour.
  26. @Harry Baldwin
    It's striking how silly and ineffectual actual brawls look compared to well-choreographed fights in the movies. Lots of slapping and shoving.

    This is a classic…

    • Replies: @Daniel Chieh
    I love the guy who KO himself against a wooden post. Glorious, glorious chaos.
  27. U-fucking-ganda! They kick ass!

    Why can’t our congress be more like that? Their approval would go up.

  28. The fact that no such brawls ever happen in the American parliament is good evidence for how the idea that both parties are really just one uniparty is correct. For such a divided country how else can one explain that politicians never come to trading punches with each other?

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    B/C Congress be white af, duh.
  29. There is a Ugandan online news mag called chimpreports.com. I kid you not. By Ugandans, for Ugandans. Lots of lifestyles and scandals of the rich and famous Ugandans.

    http://www.chimpreports.com/mps-refuse-to-pay-for-broken-chairs-as-kadaga-insists-on-accountability/

    • Replies: @Mark Spahn (West Seneca, NY)
    Thanks, Elli, for finding this site, which is very educational about worldwide diversity. For example,
    http://www.chimpreports.com/whats-with-the-age-limit-red-attire/
    , which seems to be a follow-up to the parliamentary brawl, reports thusly about the EFF (*not* the Electronic Frontier Foundation), which, the photo shows, sports a stylish red beret:

    Although none of the MPs has explained how the colour red was adopted for the [constitutional presidential] Age Limit campaign, it appears this is being borrowed from the South African Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), a “Marxist-Leninist” political party headed by Julius Malema a self-professed racist and one of the most offensive an controversial politicians on the African continent. Malema has been described as the “pantomime villain of South African politics,” and “the best friend of controversy.” His offensive, abrasive nature, his unhidden loathe for people of different races topped with criminal convictions, makes him a real piece of work. Malema and his EFF which was formed in 2013 adopted wearing red overalls as its uniform, despite being against the rules of the South African Parliament. They refuse to dress conventionally for the 400-strong house, and threaten to come naked to the floor if they are forced to remove the red jumpsuits.
    , @PiltdownMan
    That Ugandan website, chimpreports.com has at least one headline that stands out for style.

    Woman Raped by Conman While Chasing Job Offer
  30. This is one of the few areas I think Africa is ahead of the west. Bear with me- human behavior is based more on circumstance and emotion then reason. So being in a parliament with routine hand to hand combat should result in different types of legislators (and legislation) then one without. Less virtue signaling and more fitness signaling.

  31. @Harry Baldwin
    It's striking how silly and ineffectual actual brawls look compared to well-choreographed fights in the movies. Lots of slapping and shoving.

    Friend of mine studies Brazilian Jujitsu. The training accommodates the fact that in real one-on-one brawls humans don’t stand there hopping around trading punches and round house kicks, they end up after the first ten seconds rolling around on the floor tearing each others shirts. The training therefore emphasizes disabling holds and short blows while on the floor with your opponent.
    I recall that years ago, before MMA, full contact karate matches had to institute a rule that competitors could only throw so many punches before they had to throw a kick, because kicking was not that instinctive or effective a technique, unless you caught someone by surprise.
    Real life brawls also tend to result in limited damage because untrained men are exhausted after about 30 seconds. Tom Wolfe once gave a hilarious recounting of two New York businessmen getting into a fight over whose taxi it was. They quickly ended up clutching each other, gasping for air, too winded to keep calling each other “asshole” anymore and going “assu! assu! assu! assu!”.

    • Replies: @Rod1963
    No, real life brawls can kill or maim you.

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

    The guy ended up in the hospital and the Mexican thugs are doing prison time. His mistake. He thought he was doing a sports fight. This is the reality of fights on "da streetz" no one plays fair.

    Worse, you fight the wrong person who doesn't play fair and just shanks you when you try a leg pick or when you're rolling with him. You won't even feel the blade enter you.

    The problem is you don't get to pick your opponent. Given the amount of drugs and booze used in this country chances are you'll be fighting someone that's just plain ass whacked out of their mind.

    And sometimes you run into a family of mutants like the police in this video did(it's really quite funny)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBIKBIOtEjA
  32. They are all pikers compared to Sam Houston, who as a congressman shot a general in a duel and as an Indian Affairs official beat a congressman with a cane.

  33. …”the motion passes, the Ugandan Parliament will be transitioning to Ticonderoga 3B pencils…”

  34. Who else wants to see Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer doing this?

    • Agree: Logan
  35. I guess shaven heads are the style among the younger male Ugandan parliamentarians. It’s striking that many of them look almost identical, in height, physique and looks.

    • Replies: @prosa123
    The men with the shaved heads and no ties might be security personnel.
    , @nigel
    "It’s striking that many of them look almost identical, in height, physique and looks."

    That's what 100 percent diversity looks like.
    , @bored identity
    'Ein Hairdo. Ein Volk. Ein Imprint Shirt.'

    bored identity will remind Y'all that Moochelle Obamubage's wettest dream is having Weimerica's Congress being packed with Blackity Black Skinheads dressed in Colorfully Embroidered Shirts.
    , @Triumph104

    It’s striking that many of them look almost identical, in height, physique and looks.
     
    Most may come from the same few tribes.

    The boys representing Nigeria at the 2016 International Mathematical Olympiad all looked alike. I assume they are Igbo.

    https://www.imo-official.org/year_reg_team.aspx?year=2016&code=NGA
  36. Whoa— I just spent the last half hour reading Tintin in the Congo as Toto’s “Africa” played on repeat. I click on iSteve, et voilà!

    • Replies: @PiltdownMan
    I've got to say that Tintin in the Congo, the very first book, has little of the charm and outright genius that characterizes the later Tintin books.
    , @PiltdownMan
    I've got to say that Tintin in the Congo, the very first book, has little of the charm and outright genius that characterizes the later Tintin books.
    , @PiltdownMan
    In my humble opinion Tintin in the Congo, the very first book, has little of the charm and outright storytelling genius that characterizes the later Tintin books.
  37. @PiltdownMan
    I guess shaven heads are the style among the younger male Ugandan parliamentarians. It's striking that many of them look almost identical, in height, physique and looks.

    The men with the shaved heads and no ties might be security personnel.

    • Replies: @Not Raul
    If you expect to get in to a brawl now and then, having a shaved head might be a good idea: no hair for your opponent to grab.
  38. Love the Fez-like red hats. I want to get one of those.

  39. @Harry Baldwin
    It's striking how silly and ineffectual actual brawls look compared to well-choreographed fights in the movies. Lots of slapping and shoving.

    You’re right. But the guy calmly catching the chair that was thrown at him was like something out of a Jackie Chan movie.

  40. How can we encourage this to happen in our own congress?

    It would be good for these guys to take a punch and throw a punch.

    • Agree: Autochthon
  41. @Jenner Ickham Errican
    Whoa— I just spent the last half hour reading Tintin in the Congo as Toto’s “Africa” played on repeat. I click on iSteve, et voilà!

    I’ve got to say that Tintin in the Congo, the very first book, has little of the charm and outright genius that characterizes the later Tintin books.

    • Replies: @The Millennial Falcon
    Not a fan of him skinning a gorilla for a disguise, I take it?

    Not only did Congo lack charm, it didn't have the beauty of some of later Tintins. As a kid I would just stare at the back cover looking at all those gorgeous covers of the other books in the series (my copies are in French so I don't know all the English titles, but L'Isle Noir and Le Lotus Bleu were masterpieces).
  42. @Jenner Ickham Errican
    Whoa— I just spent the last half hour reading Tintin in the Congo as Toto’s “Africa” played on repeat. I click on iSteve, et voilà!

    I’ve got to say that Tintin in the Congo, the very first book, has little of the charm and outright genius that characterizes the later Tintin books.

    • Disagree: Jenner Ickham Errican
  43. @Jenner Ickham Errican
    Whoa— I just spent the last half hour reading Tintin in the Congo as Toto’s “Africa” played on repeat. I click on iSteve, et voilà!

    In my humble opinion Tintin in the Congo, the very first book, has little of the charm and outright storytelling genius that characterizes the later Tintin books.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Three times?
    , @Anon
    It sounded so nice, you had to say it thrice ...
    , @Daniel Chieh
    I appreciate how Mr. Jenner took the time to vary a different emote to each post.
  44. @prosa123
    The men with the shaved heads and no ties might be security personnel.

    If you expect to get in to a brawl now and then, having a shaved head might be a good idea: no hair for your opponent to grab.

  45. Looks like a Chuck E. Cheese.

  46. @Alfa158
    Friend of mine studies Brazilian Jujitsu. The training accommodates the fact that in real one-on-one brawls humans don't stand there hopping around trading punches and round house kicks, they end up after the first ten seconds rolling around on the floor tearing each others shirts. The training therefore emphasizes disabling holds and short blows while on the floor with your opponent.
    I recall that years ago, before MMA, full contact karate matches had to institute a rule that competitors could only throw so many punches before they had to throw a kick, because kicking was not that instinctive or effective a technique, unless you caught someone by surprise.
    Real life brawls also tend to result in limited damage because untrained men are exhausted after about 30 seconds. Tom Wolfe once gave a hilarious recounting of two New York businessmen getting into a fight over whose taxi it was. They quickly ended up clutching each other, gasping for air, too winded to keep calling each other "asshole" anymore and going "assu! assu! assu! assu!".

    No, real life brawls can kill or maim you.

    The guy ended up in the hospital and the Mexican thugs are doing prison time. His mistake. He thought he was doing a sports fight. This is the reality of fights on “da streetz” no one plays fair.

    Worse, you fight the wrong person who doesn’t play fair and just shanks you when you try a leg pick or when you’re rolling with him. You won’t even feel the blade enter you.

    The problem is you don’t get to pick your opponent. Given the amount of drugs and booze used in this country chances are you’ll be fighting someone that’s just plain ass whacked out of their mind.

    And sometimes you run into a family of mutants like the police in this video did(it’s really quite funny)

    • Replies: @Lurker
    Family of mutants - I'm getting a Gypsy vibe!
    , @Rapparee
    Marc MacYoung and Rory Miller talk a lot about "social violence" (intra-tribal violence to establish dominance and hierarchy within a group; culturally regulated by informal, unwritten rules) vs. predatory violence (perpetrated against strangers or enemies outside the group). Many bad things happen to people who expect the conventions of social violence in situations where those rules don't apply.
  47. @PiltdownMan
    In my humble opinion Tintin in the Congo, the very first book, has little of the charm and outright storytelling genius that characterizes the later Tintin books.

    Three times?

  48. @anony-mouse
    Waydaminit

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

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

    Yes the colonials learned a lot.

    Most of those incidents in the House of Commons were hardly ”grave”. I read through the list.

  49. @PiltdownMan
    In my humble opinion Tintin in the Congo, the very first book, has little of the charm and outright storytelling genius that characterizes the later Tintin books.

    It sounded so nice, you had to say it thrice …

    • Replies: @PiltdownMan
    Note to Ron Unz.

    The software usually blocks double or triple postings, but that triple post was from my smartphone browser, which froze. My trying to edit the post only made it worse.
  50. @Elli
    There is a Ugandan online news mag called chimpreports.com. I kid you not. By Ugandans, for Ugandans. Lots of lifestyles and scandals of the rich and famous Ugandans.


    http://www.chimpreports.com/mps-refuse-to-pay-for-broken-chairs-as-kadaga-insists-on-accountability/

    Thanks, Elli, for finding this site, which is very educational about worldwide diversity. For example,
    http://www.chimpreports.com/whats-with-the-age-limit-red-attire/
    , which seems to be a follow-up to the parliamentary brawl, reports thusly about the EFF (*not* the Electronic Frontier Foundation), which, the photo shows, sports a stylish red beret:

    Although none of the MPs has explained how the colour red was adopted for the [constitutional presidential] Age Limit campaign, it appears this is being borrowed from the South African Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), a “Marxist-Leninist” political party headed by Julius Malema a self-professed racist and one of the most offensive an controversial politicians on the African continent. Malema has been described as the “pantomime villain of South African politics,” and “the best friend of controversy.” His offensive, abrasive nature, his unhidden loathe for people of different races topped with criminal convictions, makes him a real piece of work. Malema and his EFF which was formed in 2013 adopted wearing red overalls as its uniform, despite being against the rules of the South African Parliament. They refuse to dress conventionally for the 400-strong house, and threaten to come naked to the floor if they are forced to remove the red jumpsuits.

    • Replies: @Logan
    How can you say such a horrible thing about Malema?

    Everybody knows that high melanin content is incompatible with racism.
    , @Anonymous
    You may think it's a funny story about Africa and the third world, but I see the future of America.
  51. @PiltdownMan
    I've got to say that Tintin in the Congo, the very first book, has little of the charm and outright genius that characterizes the later Tintin books.

    Not a fan of him skinning a gorilla for a disguise, I take it?

    Not only did Congo lack charm, it didn’t have the beauty of some of later Tintins. As a kid I would just stare at the back cover looking at all those gorgeous covers of the other books in the series (my copies are in French so I don’t know all the English titles, but L’Isle Noir and Le Lotus Bleu were masterpieces).

  52. Looks like an average Detroit City Council or School Board meeting to me. Nice catch on the thrown chair – clearly not his first rodeo!

  53. Addio Africa 2017
    There’s a vicious headbutt toward the end. The guy seems genuinely terrified of being frog-marched out of there like those other guys. I couldn’t help noticing it wasn’t uniforms carrying them out of there but other politicians. What we don’t see could be much worse.
    We really don’t need any of those people over here.

  54. Worldstar! Worldstar!

    Just kidding. Make my immigration reform comprehensive AND African, please! – Marck Zuccerburg

  55. Wow! I didn’t realize how sporty those Shriners convections could be.

  56. I like how utterly unimpressed the guy that catches the chair is by the whole thing. This must be a pretty standard day in Parliament.

  57. Things to consider: Uganda is actually one of the few African countries to have reduced the number of people in poverty, by up to a million if I recall…So could be worse.

    Also, parliament fights>>>mass killings, urban carnage and invade/invite the world.

    • Replies: @Lurker
    Fair play to Uganda then.

    And yes, fighting is in parliament is a good sign they're taking stuff seriously and maybe screwing up the real world.
    , @Mr. Anon

    Also, parliament fights>>>mass killings, urban carnage and invade/invite the world.
     
    Yes, you have a point there. I would be cool with the U.S. Congress becoming a WWF smackdown event in exchange for an end to immigration and the U.S. Governments' foreign meddling.
  58. @Anon
    It sounded so nice, you had to say it thrice ...

    Note to Ron Unz.

    The software usually blocks double or triple postings, but that triple post was from my smartphone browser, which froze. My trying to edit the post only made it worse.

  59. I wonder what proportion are HIV positive?

  60. @Anon
    Most impressive is the guy catching the chair.

    NFL could use him.

    https://youtu.be/zPZb7sCUMWs?t=3m30s

    Can you imagine if there actually was a race war, the Africans are so disorganized it would all be over in half an hour.

  61. I don’t know why Americans are always talking about how great the British Parliament is after seeing this awesomeness.

  62. @Anonymous
    Nothing to see here, no relationship at all to the constant stream of brawls at Chuck-E-Cheese, your local mall, your local fairground, all the riots, etc. And you are racist if you think so.

    When all you have is a hammer…

  63. @AM
    I love the hats. People should wear more hats.

    It’s rude to wear a hat indoors.

    • Replies: @AM

    It’s rude to wear a hat indoors.
     
    For a guy, yes. But dang, they make rudeness look good.
  64. I saw at least 3 breaches of parliamentary procedure.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon

    I saw at least 3 breaches of parliamentary procedure.
     
    Hah! Always bring your hardbound edition of Roberts Rules of Order - it's better at being both a weapon and a shield.
  65. Coming soon to a formerly-European country near you.

  66. @Anonymous
    Nothing to see here, no relationship at all to the constant stream of brawls at Chuck-E-Cheese, your local mall, your local fairground, all the riots, etc. And you are racist if you think so.

    The idea that politicians are aliens and have nothing in common with the people they rule over is one of the most powerful unspoken assumptions of the current year.

    See a place that is a perpetual circle of warfare and corruption? That does NOT mean that anybody from there is more likely to steal a box of cereal.

    Unless we’re talking about a white country, and then the ideas of billionaires are perfectly representative for everybody except a tiny minority of weirdos.

    If this seems confusing, just keep yourself from drawing conclusions about anything and you’ll do fine.

  67. @Elli
    There is a Ugandan online news mag called chimpreports.com. I kid you not. By Ugandans, for Ugandans. Lots of lifestyles and scandals of the rich and famous Ugandans.


    http://www.chimpreports.com/mps-refuse-to-pay-for-broken-chairs-as-kadaga-insists-on-accountability/

    That Ugandan website, chimpreports.com has at least one headline that stands out for style.

    Woman Raped by Conman While Chasing Job Offer

  68. @San Fernando Curt
    Don't want to start up the whole magilla all over again, but does anyone know 1.) point of contention that kicked off what can only be called legislative "Thriller" rehearsal, and 2.) whether mikestands as impromptu weaponry have ritual connotation.

    Doubtful First World brains would be of help here.

    point of contention

    I’m guessing it was over a bill installing gays as a protected class…

  69. Now that’s a benefit of diversity!

  70. @Harry Baldwin
    It's striking how silly and ineffectual actual brawls look compared to well-choreographed fights in the movies. Lots of slapping and shoving.

    You’re exactly right. Reminds me of the fights between random dudes back in high school. Generally looked more like two separate fights about three feet apart. Wildly ineffective.

  71. @Mark Spahn (West Seneca, NY)
    Thanks, Elli, for finding this site, which is very educational about worldwide diversity. For example,
    http://www.chimpreports.com/whats-with-the-age-limit-red-attire/
    , which seems to be a follow-up to the parliamentary brawl, reports thusly about the EFF (*not* the Electronic Frontier Foundation), which, the photo shows, sports a stylish red beret:

    Although none of the MPs has explained how the colour red was adopted for the [constitutional presidential] Age Limit campaign, it appears this is being borrowed from the South African Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), a “Marxist-Leninist” political party headed by Julius Malema a self-professed racist and one of the most offensive an controversial politicians on the African continent. Malema has been described as the “pantomime villain of South African politics,” and “the best friend of controversy.” His offensive, abrasive nature, his unhidden loathe for people of different races topped with criminal convictions, makes him a real piece of work. Malema and his EFF which was formed in 2013 adopted wearing red overalls as its uniform, despite being against the rules of the South African Parliament. They refuse to dress conventionally for the 400-strong house, and threaten to come naked to the floor if they are forced to remove the red jumpsuits.

    How can you say such a horrible thing about Malema?

    Everybody knows that high melanin content is incompatible with racism.

  72. @neutral
    The fact that no such brawls ever happen in the American parliament is good evidence for how the idea that both parties are really just one uniparty is correct. For such a divided country how else can one explain that politicians never come to trading punches with each other?

    B/C Congress be white af, duh.

  73. @Mark Spahn (West Seneca, NY)
    Thanks, Elli, for finding this site, which is very educational about worldwide diversity. For example,
    http://www.chimpreports.com/whats-with-the-age-limit-red-attire/
    , which seems to be a follow-up to the parliamentary brawl, reports thusly about the EFF (*not* the Electronic Frontier Foundation), which, the photo shows, sports a stylish red beret:

    Although none of the MPs has explained how the colour red was adopted for the [constitutional presidential] Age Limit campaign, it appears this is being borrowed from the South African Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), a “Marxist-Leninist” political party headed by Julius Malema a self-professed racist and one of the most offensive an controversial politicians on the African continent. Malema has been described as the “pantomime villain of South African politics,” and “the best friend of controversy.” His offensive, abrasive nature, his unhidden loathe for people of different races topped with criminal convictions, makes him a real piece of work. Malema and his EFF which was formed in 2013 adopted wearing red overalls as its uniform, despite being against the rules of the South African Parliament. They refuse to dress conventionally for the 400-strong house, and threaten to come naked to the floor if they are forced to remove the red jumpsuits.

    You may think it’s a funny story about Africa and the third world, but I see the future of America.

  74. @PiltdownMan
    I guess shaven heads are the style among the younger male Ugandan parliamentarians. It's striking that many of them look almost identical, in height, physique and looks.

    “It’s striking that many of them look almost identical, in height, physique and looks.”

    That’s what 100 percent diversity looks like.

  75. @Gary in Gramercy
    This would never have happened if Idi Amin were still running the show.

    This would never have happened if Idi Amin were still running the show.

    Yeah…..somebody would wind up as the evenings entree’.

  76. @Billy Shears
    Nobody gonna accuse them of wearing dull colors!

    Nobody gonna accuse them of wearing dull colors!

    Well certainly not the former first lady! And who can’t get behind a brawl where a sizable fraction of the participants wear a Fez?

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

  77. We can institute a rule requiring the minority members in Congress to wear CNN meme hats so they will know who to punch.

  78. @Rod1963
    No, real life brawls can kill or maim you.

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

    The guy ended up in the hospital and the Mexican thugs are doing prison time. His mistake. He thought he was doing a sports fight. This is the reality of fights on "da streetz" no one plays fair.

    Worse, you fight the wrong person who doesn't play fair and just shanks you when you try a leg pick or when you're rolling with him. You won't even feel the blade enter you.

    The problem is you don't get to pick your opponent. Given the amount of drugs and booze used in this country chances are you'll be fighting someone that's just plain ass whacked out of their mind.

    And sometimes you run into a family of mutants like the police in this video did(it's really quite funny)

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

    Family of mutants – I’m getting a Gypsy vibe!

  79. @Nigerian Nationalist
    Things to consider: Uganda is actually one of the few African countries to have reduced the number of people in poverty, by up to a million if I recall...So could be worse.

    Also, parliament fights>>>mass killings, urban carnage and invade/invite the world.

    Fair play to Uganda then.

    And yes, fighting is in parliament is a good sign they’re taking stuff seriously and maybe screwing up the real world.

    • Replies: @Lurker
    Dammit!

    and maybe not screwing up the real world.
     
  80. @Lurker
    Fair play to Uganda then.

    And yes, fighting is in parliament is a good sign they're taking stuff seriously and maybe screwing up the real world.

    Dammit!

    and maybe not screwing up the real world.

  81. @Anonymous
    This is a classic...

    https://youtu.be/F2GIirKPy6g

    I love the guy who KO himself against a wooden post. Glorious, glorious chaos.

  82. @PiltdownMan
    In my humble opinion Tintin in the Congo, the very first book, has little of the charm and outright storytelling genius that characterizes the later Tintin books.

    I appreciate how Mr. Jenner took the time to vary a different emote to each post.

    • LOL: PiltdownMan
  83. @PiltdownMan
    I guess shaven heads are the style among the younger male Ugandan parliamentarians. It's striking that many of them look almost identical, in height, physique and looks.

    ‘Ein Hairdo. Ein Volk. Ein Imprint Shirt.’

    bored identity will remind Y’all that Moochelle Obamubage’s wettest dream is having Weimerica’s Congress being packed with Blackity Black Skinheads dressed in Colorfully Embroidered Shirts.

  84. @Rod1963
    No, real life brawls can kill or maim you.

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

    The guy ended up in the hospital and the Mexican thugs are doing prison time. His mistake. He thought he was doing a sports fight. This is the reality of fights on "da streetz" no one plays fair.

    Worse, you fight the wrong person who doesn't play fair and just shanks you when you try a leg pick or when you're rolling with him. You won't even feel the blade enter you.

    The problem is you don't get to pick your opponent. Given the amount of drugs and booze used in this country chances are you'll be fighting someone that's just plain ass whacked out of their mind.

    And sometimes you run into a family of mutants like the police in this video did(it's really quite funny)

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

    Marc MacYoung and Rory Miller talk a lot about “social violence” (intra-tribal violence to establish dominance and hierarchy within a group; culturally regulated by informal, unwritten rules) vs. predatory violence (perpetrated against strangers or enemies outside the group). Many bad things happen to people who expect the conventions of social violence in situations where those rules don’t apply.

  85. Resembles the late-night scene at any Black-patronised IHOP.

  86. Schumer v. McConnell would look like that Frankie Goes to Hollywood video from the ’80s.

    Two Tribes

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2QAMqTgPKI

  87. Roberts Rules of Order!

  88. bored identity is not allowed to watch this edition of Kampala’s Finest on YouTube…

    Because Age-restricted video (based on Community Guidelines)

    The same bastardly community guidlines that do not have any problem with monetizing on curiosity/ idiocy of 16,517,707 16,519,820 pods that had watched juvenile-harambe Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy running noose around a child’s neck:
    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4457688/rapper-xxxtentacion-sparks-outrage-with-music-video-showing-him-hanging-a-white-child/

    bored identity believes that any society run by Wojcicki&Wachowski Sissyhoods is as good as it gets.

  89. @Anonymous
    It's rude to wear a hat indoors.

    It’s rude to wear a hat indoors.

    For a guy, yes. But dang, they make rudeness look good.

  90. @Citizen of a Silly Country
    OT: And so it begins.

    We've said it over and over: There is no place in the Democratic Party for Jews and non-Jewish whites (including white women). Wonder if my wife will eventually figure this out.

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/leading-house-democrat-calls-on-pelosi-to-step-down/ar-AAsXotZ?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartanntp

    Ms. Sanchez thinks that Ms. Pelosi needs to step aside for a "new" generation, i.e. not white.

    Let it burn.

    Ms. Sanchez thinks that Ms. Pelosi needs to step aside for a “new” generation, i.e. not white.

    The generation thing is also true, though. The Democrat Boomers have been very unwilling to have non-Boomers in even the deputy type roles that lead to leadership. Agreed that all Dems in the next generation are the fringes that the Dems love so much, so it is a minority (for now) asking white leadership to step aside.

    The GOP has been better age and whitewise with leadership stuff, but what people my age ooze their way into politics are almost all teacher’s pet types. It’s not a variance of Boomer thought patterns – it’s Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan.

    I did think it was funny she even bothered asking, though. My sense from watching the Boomers in media, Hollywood, and political roles is that their last day involves a coffin or a nursing home bed. A graceful retirement where the reins are handed over in an orderly fashion is not in the cards. She’s gonna pay for implying the Pelosi is old.

  91. In the philosophical words of Donald Fagen:

    No I’m never gonna do it without the fez on
    Oh no
    Ain’t never gonna do it without the fez on
    Oh no
    That’s what I am
    Please understand
    I want to be your holy man

    And yes, that’s some parliament. Vibrant. Diverse. Colorful.

  92. The original versus crispy debate gets heated.

  93. @PiltdownMan
    I guess shaven heads are the style among the younger male Ugandan parliamentarians. It's striking that many of them look almost identical, in height, physique and looks.

    It’s striking that many of them look almost identical, in height, physique and looks.

    Most may come from the same few tribes.

    The boys representing Nigeria at the 2016 International Mathematical Olympiad all looked alike. I assume they are Igbo.

    https://www.imo-official.org/year_reg_team.aspx?year=2016&code=NGA

  94. @Nigerian Nationalist
    Things to consider: Uganda is actually one of the few African countries to have reduced the number of people in poverty, by up to a million if I recall...So could be worse.

    Also, parliament fights>>>mass killings, urban carnage and invade/invite the world.

    Also, parliament fights>>>mass killings, urban carnage and invade/invite the world.

    Yes, you have a point there. I would be cool with the U.S. Congress becoming a WWF smackdown event in exchange for an end to immigration and the U.S. Governments’ foreign meddling.

  95. @Danindc
    I saw at least 3 breaches of parliamentary procedure.

    I saw at least 3 breaches of parliamentary procedure.

    Hah! Always bring your hardbound edition of Roberts Rules of Order – it’s better at being both a weapon and a shield.

  96. Not as good as the ones in the Ukrainian parliament. Less posturing, more slugging.

  97. @Gary in Gramercy
    This would never have happened if Idi Amin were still running the show.

  98. Anon • Disclaimer says:

    Louis B. Mayer must have been ahead of his time.

    60s hadn’t even happened yet, but he was doing this.

    https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/strangers-on-a-train-film-americana/#!

    “There’s no need to be blunt about it, or too censorious, but we are talking about a way of life in which the not inconsiderably ugly Louis B. Mayer […] may have been getting midafternoon blow jobs from studio talent,”

  99. I’m no connoisseur but it seems like large stoic black men catching chairs during melees is a “thing”:

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