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Michelle Malkin is all over the web of connections among Jussie Smollett, various Smollett siblings, Chicago State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, Senator Kamala Harris, Tina Tchen, and the Obamas:

Crony State: Obamas’ Chicago Fixer Tina Tchen

By Michelle Malkin • March 27, 2019 11:19 AM

How did hate crime huckster Jussie Smollett get away with it? All crooked roads in Chicago lead back to the Obamas.

… And that brings us to the Democratic operatives behind the scenes. Two weeks ago, Chicago Sun-Times reporters discovered that Obama crony pal and deep-pocketed campaign finance mega-bundler Tina Tchen had inserted herself in the investigation. Tchen texted Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx just three days after the incident “on behalf of Jussie Smollett and family who I know” to express “concerns.” She suggested that Foxx lean on Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson to yield to the FBI and she shared an unidentified Smollett’s family member’s cellphone number with Foxx.

Tchen, who is approximately a 5’2″” East Asian woman, somehow qualifies as an Honorary Large-and-in-Charge Black Sister. Ever since January 21, 2017, Tchen has been getting all the jobs that you might think would go to a black woman, such as chairing the Grammy Awards task force to determine why Beyonce has only won 22 Grammys, and now she’s running the Southern Poverty Law Center’s self-investigation of whether or not Morris Dees said “I like chocolate” to one of the SPLC’s rare black women attorneys.

I’m reminded of the disgraced ex-Obama Administration official who launched the Twitter hashtag #OscarsSoWhite in 2015 and has ridden it to a pleasant career traveling from one entertainment industry confab to another to be paid to demand more of what Tom Wolfe called Plaques for Blacks. But she is at least black, while Tchen is not. Here is Tchen with Valerie Jarrett:

And, wow, you can totally see how Roseanne Barr’s Ambien-addled brain did not register that the Iran-born Jarrett, who appears to have had some work done and who now looks about as realistic as Kim Hunter as Zira in Planet of the Apes, is from the Talented Tenth, which got Roseanne immediately fired by the black lady who was briefly in charge of ABC, tanking the #1 show on TV. Jarrett looks like the median Beverly Hills matron, so no wonder Roseanne figured she was some kind of Israel-hating Iranian rather than one of America’s most sacred minority with the most Diversity Pokemon Points.

Foxx texted back that she had done as requested and that Chief Johnson was “going to make the ask.” The unidentified relative rejoiced: “OMG this would be a huge victory.”

Only after Foxx meddled did she recuse herself and name an underling to take over — which rendered her Kabuki recusal meaningless to veteran observers of the “Crook” County criminal justice system. So, who was the Smollett relative with all the right (or rather, left) connections? Follow the trail:

–Tchen and Smollett’s sister, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, joined together in March 2018 at South by Southwest in Austin to proclaim that “There Is No Time’s Up Without Women Of Color.”

Time’s Up is an effort to cash in on Weinsteingate, of which Tchen heads the legal defense fund.

Here’s video of Jussie, his sister Jurnee, and Senator Kamala Harris standing shoulder-to-shoulder shouting “Time’s Up.”

And that’s a good excuse for a picture of Jurnee Smollett.

Interestingly, just as Jussie’s story was unraveling in mid-February, the new head of Tchen’s Time’s Up racket, former WNBA leader Lisa Borders, a black woman, had to resign due to family issues. From USA Today:

LOS ANGELES – Lisa Borders says she has resigned as president and CEO of Time’s Up, the gender equality initiative formed last year in response to sexual misconduct allegations in Hollywood.

Borders says in statement Monday that she is stepping aside “with deep regret” due to family issues. She didn’t elaborate….

The organization was formed in January 2018 in response to sexual misconduct allegations leveled against powerful men in the entertainment industry including Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey.

To be precise, the Women of Hollywood did not exactly organize due to Kevin Spacey’s depredations.

Borders’ “family issues” explanation for resigning from Feminist Avengers Inc. sounds bogus, but it wasn’t. According to an extremely detailed and embarrassing Los Angeles Times account:

Borders stepped down four days after a 31-year-old Santa Monica woman alleged, in a Facebook post, that Borders’ 36-year-old son had been sexually inappropriate with her.

Santa Monica is close to being the physical fitness capital of America, but what the point is of all that exercise seems to be lost on today’s 31-year-olds.

Borders’ son is a Shakti massage therapist, which sounds pretty gay, but apparently he isn’t. In order that he could perform his “healing massage” on her, his friend the 31-year-old Reiki specialist came over to his house and disrobed. A normal male physiological response ensued, which ultimately cost Tchen’s front woman her job.

So leave the Borders family out of the Smollett fiasco. They have enough problems of their own.

Here’s Kim Foxx (who has nothing to do with Kim Fowley and Jackie Fox of The Runaways, nothing) and Kamala Harris:

 
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  1. Chicago seems to be having some problems:

    https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-drug-suspect-escapes-arrest-20190319-story.html

    I occasionally read Second City Cop Blog, and wonder about the pension / tax balance for Illinois. I’m sure it will all work out eventually.

    • Replies: @Barnard
    Do retirees have the option of rolling out their benefits to an IRA? I wouldn't just the state of Illinois to pay me a pension into old age unless I had no other choice.
    , @njguy73

    Chicago seems to be having some problems:

    https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-drug-suspect-escapes-arrest-20190319-story.html

    I occasionally read Second City Cop Blog, and wonder about the pension / tax balance for Illinois. I’m sure it will all work out eventually.
     
    Who sent you?
    , @mmack
    With evil cis-heterosexual patriarchical hard working, high earning white folks like my wife and I moving out, I’m sure the ¡Vibrant! Hordes moving into Silly-nois who are working for cash off the books will fill those pensions right back up, compadre!

    All of the posts I’ve read at Ace of Spades and Instapundit about cops caring only about their fat pensions and all I could think was “Jokes on them, they won’t see those pensions, and if they do, it’ll be literally pennies on the dollar if at all.”

    If you think things are fun now, consider what happens in the near future when Chicago’s Finest find out they won’t get dime one in retirement.
    , @Bill Jones
    Shedlock looks at Illinois pensions from time to time. It's a hoot, the link is a good source for more info.

    https://moneymaven.io/mishtalk/economics/illinois-governor-seeks-to-sell-state-buildings-and-other-assets-to-pay-pensions-B9btR5s6X0-lhjPFfKaIsQ/

    I cannot conceive of the level of stupidity in those who stay in the State.
  2. “Notes towards a Societal Breakdown”

  3. So I talked to a few folks about Tchen. I don’t know her. She was booted from Skadden because she was not making it rain. But for decades she has gone to every bar association event you can think – not much of a lawyer but total political animal. Ran for judge, lost. Kinda the Ivy League mediocrity that seems to run our nation now.

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri

    "She was booted from Skadden because she was not making it rain."
     
    I wonder if Skadden misses her now that she's a major Obama ball washer.

    Maybe she still directs some business back to her old colleagues.
  4. Tchen, who is approximately a 5’2″” East Asian woman, somehow qualifies as an Honorary Large-and-in-Charge Black Sister.

    Still more evidence that Asians are challenging Jews for primacy in 21st Century America. Didn’t take them long to copy the co-opting thing the Hebrews did with respect to blacks in the civil rights movement.

    When you see that the sassy woke black sitcoms are written and produced by Asians instead of Jews, you’ll know it’s kicked into high gear.

    When you see Asians running the major studios, not to mention hedge funds, internet companies, and investment banking firms, you’ll know it’s Game Over.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    A Japanese-American who grew up on an egg ranch in Petaluma just got #MeTooed out of running a movie studio.
    , @IHTG
    It's the blacks (and more specifically the middle-aged black women) who have the primacy here.
    , @bomag
    Tchen is 5'2"; I believe Kamala Harris is 5'2".

    So our nation is partly run by 5'2" women of color.

    Key to success!

    , @Mike Zwick
    How about Sony? They run a few things in Hollywood, don't they?
    , @danand
    Tevor,

    Not an insignificant volume of WeChat content & chatter covers topics on how Chinese can learn to model/emulate “the Jewish way” of doing things. Maybe they have the right idea, copy what works?
    , @Mitchell Porter
    Xi-Yang 2020
    , @Anon
    They aren't going to be writing the sitcoms. What 1.3 billion Chinese produce over in Asia isn't great literature, and as for humor, the Chinese are a humorless people.
  5. Can we go back to golf courses, please?

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Not in # MAGA country you empire fa....
  6. That’s Jussie’s sister? I’d jump on that too. So, the ugly stick passed over her and went straight to Jussie.

    “… looks about as realistic as Kim Hunter as Zira in Planet of the Apes….”

    Wow, and all these years I thought they had found some really talented Apes for those movies.

  7. The white privilege observable in American elite circles is blinding.

  8. Does the national Democratic Party commission hate crime hoaxes to advance pending “civil rights” legislation?

    • Replies: @guest
    Maybe they entrap dumb, young Smolletts to perpetrate them like the FBI with kids who'd never build a bomb without chatting online with law enforcement officials.
  9. Steve, is that the correct URL behind the “ancestors” link above? It doesn’t seem to have any Spacey connection.

    Separately, as your photo of Jurnee shows, it is a complete mystery how any Hollywood exec could get the idea that these Time’s Up-type women might be willing to exchange sex for something.

  10. Tina Tchen’s Instagram quote on Kim Foxx two years ago: “Cook County States Attorney Kim Fox says it’s not enough to be in the room you have to bring your whole self and your ancestors into the room and give hem voice.”

    https://piknu.com/m/1559526286387704750_4911487698

  11. @Hodag
    So I talked to a few folks about Tchen. I don't know her. She was booted from Skadden because she was not making it rain. But for decades she has gone to every bar association event you can think - not much of a lawyer but total political animal. Ran for judge, lost. Kinda the Ivy League mediocrity that seems to run our nation now.

    “She was booted from Skadden because she was not making it rain.”

    I wonder if Skadden misses her now that she’s a major Obama ball washer.

    Maybe she still directs some business back to her old colleagues.

  12. I’m reposting this video. Hope that’s okay, Mr. Sailer.

  13. @Trevor H.

    Tchen, who is approximately a 5’2″” East Asian woman, somehow qualifies as an Honorary Large-and-in-Charge Black Sister.
     
    Still more evidence that Asians are challenging Jews for primacy in 21st Century America. Didn't take them long to copy the co-opting thing the Hebrews did with respect to blacks in the civil rights movement.

    When you see that the sassy woke black sitcoms are written and produced by Asians instead of Jews, you'll know it's kicked into high gear.

    When you see Asians running the major studios, not to mention hedge funds, internet companies, and investment banking firms, you'll know it's Game Over.

    A Japanese-American who grew up on an egg ranch in Petaluma just got #MeTooed out of running a movie studio.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Note the chick who was trying to sleep her way to star roles walked away unscathed.

    Nice check on the intersectionality table.
  14. @Trevor H.

    Tchen, who is approximately a 5’2″” East Asian woman, somehow qualifies as an Honorary Large-and-in-Charge Black Sister.
     
    Still more evidence that Asians are challenging Jews for primacy in 21st Century America. Didn't take them long to copy the co-opting thing the Hebrews did with respect to blacks in the civil rights movement.

    When you see that the sassy woke black sitcoms are written and produced by Asians instead of Jews, you'll know it's kicked into high gear.

    When you see Asians running the major studios, not to mention hedge funds, internet companies, and investment banking firms, you'll know it's Game Over.

    It’s the blacks (and more specifically the middle-aged black women) who have the primacy here.

  15. There just are not that many really talented and hooked-up negroes and negro tickbirds out that are not thuggish/sluttish rappers, athletes, or real idiots. So the negroes with qualities that Biden and Reid described in Him are pretty rare, rare enough that they are all known to each other. And all are chasing the same free lunch, their own cut of the reparations pie, especially those negroes with the most tenuous connection to American slaves like Himself and K. Harris, etc. Real light negroes…. What might happen when the real black negroes get hip to their marginalization by their fellow minority pokemon point holders??

    Fun to watch, great entertainment!

    • Replies: @bomag

    ...not that many really talented and hooked-up negroes...
     
    Yeah, and for example there seems to be few with presidential aspirations in this wide-open Democrat cycle.

    Cory Booker has a serious run. Eric Holder made noises. I figured the Obama era would bring more forward.

    There's Harris, Gabbard, and "Warren" playing the color card, but they are sort-of diluted.
    , @South Texas Guy
    The sitcom 'Blackish' had something on the whole all blacks know each other thing. The way it struck my mind when I saw your post is that's exactly what they were saying, but without going to the logical extension you write about.

    And yes, I occassionally watch 'Blackish' because one of the local channels switched syndicated sitcoms and when it's on, I mostly have the TV on for background noise. Besides, it's surprising insightful on a few things, being black created, (I assume, mostly black written), and black acted.
    , @Cucksworth
    Not that many years ago, blacks on the east coast had “paper bag parties”. Darker than a paper bag? Denied entrance
  16. Rahm and the Police Chief played us all for suckers with their phony outrage. No way that a former Chief of Staff of Obama is not in on the decision to drop the charges that Moochelle wanted dropped. So many people are expressing admiration for Emmanuel now that it is embarrassing.

    • Agree: MikeatMikedotMike
    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    WJ, BINGO ! There is a stink here and I think there is a relationship between BHO and Smollett that is more than a passing aquainatance.
    , @Currahee
    Oh yes indeed, Rahm is a snake of the first order.
    , @Hibernian
    He wasn't so powerful that he could hold on to the mayoralty. My belief is that Mr. Johnson and Mr. Emmanuel sincerely believe that Ms. Foxx went too far.
  17. Chicago Pile (of Dung)

    Tchen texted Kim Foxx, State’s Attorney
    On behalf of the fag’s sister, Jurnee.
    With squinched-up Chinese eyes,
    Tina can’t see through lies;
    This Chicago Pile’s bigger than Fermi’s.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago_Pile-1

  18. @Trevor H.

    Tchen, who is approximately a 5’2″” East Asian woman, somehow qualifies as an Honorary Large-and-in-Charge Black Sister.
     
    Still more evidence that Asians are challenging Jews for primacy in 21st Century America. Didn't take them long to copy the co-opting thing the Hebrews did with respect to blacks in the civil rights movement.

    When you see that the sassy woke black sitcoms are written and produced by Asians instead of Jews, you'll know it's kicked into high gear.

    When you see Asians running the major studios, not to mention hedge funds, internet companies, and investment banking firms, you'll know it's Game Over.

    Tchen is 5’2″; I believe Kamala Harris is 5’2″.

    So our nation is partly run by 5’2″ women of color.

    Key to success!

    • Replies: @Jack D
    I repeat my earlier comment:


    “If you want a picture of the future, imagine a Ladies Size 6 Alexander Wang boot stomping on the human face, forever”. – Orwell’s revised edition “2024”
    , @CCZ
    Soon to be 5' 2" to 5' 3":

    Full Name: Stacey Yvonne Abrams, Profession: Politician, famous for Georgia’s first female gubernatorial nominee

    Height (approx.) 5’ 3”
    Weight (approx.) 176 lbs

    https://thecelebritiesdb.com/stacey-abrams-age-affairs-wife-family-biography-more/

    , @The Germ Theory of Disease
    Cue the B-52s playing a brand new remix of "5'2" Girls."

    Oh c'mon, SOMEBODY had to do it....
  19. The Apparat and their friends are never prosecuted. However the disfavored are sent to jail for crimes committed during the investigation itself! That’s the Soviet way. I sense a trend. Well at least billionaires can’t run over peasants in the road and walk away from it.

    That’s next.

    • Replies: @Kratoklastes

    Well at least billionaires can’t run over peasants in the road and walk away from it.
     
    That's an injustice that is in the throes of being remedied.

    Plus, there are other ways that should count: Teddy Kennedy, Laura Bush and Bruce Jenner all found imaginative ways to kill folks using vehicles... without running them over.

    Did they face the consequences?

    Absolutely - it's just that the consequences for their ilk are not the same as the consequences for us peasants.
  20. @Trevor H.

    Tchen, who is approximately a 5’2″” East Asian woman, somehow qualifies as an Honorary Large-and-in-Charge Black Sister.
     
    Still more evidence that Asians are challenging Jews for primacy in 21st Century America. Didn't take them long to copy the co-opting thing the Hebrews did with respect to blacks in the civil rights movement.

    When you see that the sassy woke black sitcoms are written and produced by Asians instead of Jews, you'll know it's kicked into high gear.

    When you see Asians running the major studios, not to mention hedge funds, internet companies, and investment banking firms, you'll know it's Game Over.

    How about Sony? They run a few things in Hollywood, don’t they?

    • Replies: @El Dato
    Unless they get mercilessly hacked by Best Korea, in which case they can't even run themselves.

    http://fortune.com/sony-hack-final-part/ (2014)


    Inside Sony Pictures, employees were left to work with pens and paper. The studio issued 190 BlackBerrys BBRY to key employees. Shops on the lot took only cash. “It is possible that some or all of this disruption will continue over the Thanksgiving Holiday,” the studio advised them. “We appreciate your efforts to find work arounds.”

    Then, starting on Dec. 1, after again alerting reporters through emails, the hackers began dumping heaps of stolen documents, many of them deeply personal, onto file-sharing sites. The first batches included confidential performance evaluations, family medical records, criminal background checks, disciplinary memos over workplace affairs, passport information, and salary details for everyone at Sony. The studio had maintained little control over even sensitive information prized by identity thieves. Analysis by a data protection firm called Identity Finder found, for example, that Sony had left Social Security numbers for 47,426 people (including many who hadn’t worked at the company for years) in more than 600 files lacking password protection or encryption.
     

    , @Mr McKenna
    Sony Entertainment divisions have been mostly Jewish in the USA, as you probably know. Michael Lynton, Mickey Schulhof, Howard Stringer, Peter Guber, Steve Mosko(witz) etc etc. (Yeah, Stringer's 'part' jewish.) The Nips got taken for a ride more than once.

    https://ew.com/article/1996/06/07/hit-run-how-jon-peters-and-peter-guber-took-sony-ride-hollywood/

  21. @Brian Reilly
    There just are not that many really talented and hooked-up negroes and negro tickbirds out that are not thuggish/sluttish rappers, athletes, or real idiots. So the negroes with qualities that Biden and Reid described in Him are pretty rare, rare enough that they are all known to each other. And all are chasing the same free lunch, their own cut of the reparations pie, especially those negroes with the most tenuous connection to American slaves like Himself and K. Harris, etc. Real light negroes.... What might happen when the real black negroes get hip to their marginalization by their fellow minority pokemon point holders??

    Fun to watch, great entertainment!

    …not that many really talented and hooked-up negroes…

    Yeah, and for example there seems to be few with presidential aspirations in this wide-open Democrat cycle.

    Cory Booker has a serious run. Eric Holder made noises. I figured the Obama era would bring more forward.

    There’s Harris, Gabbard, and “Warren” playing the color card, but they are sort-of diluted.

    • Replies: @fish

    There’s Harris, Gabbard, and “Warren” playing the color card, but they are sort-of diluted.
     
    Yeah……diluted……in Warrens case only 1/1024 Cherokee hiding in there!
  22. GB says:

    “She suggested that Foxx lean on Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson to yield to the FBI…”

    So an Obama crony who wanted to make a case go away suggested turning it over to the FBI because, presumably, the Obamas still have enough influence in that agency to make a case go away?

    What does that tell you about the last two years that the FBI spent investigating Trump?

  23. Kim Foxx is one of these Soros backed local officials. He, and his organizations, have been backing left-wing (“progressive”) candidates for county prosecutors (presumably in key counties like Cook), states attorneys general, and secretaries of state (he who counts the votes, etc.) in an effort to remake the country according to Soros’ messianic vision. Oblivious to all of this, I expect that “conservatives” in the GOP will continue to poo-poo any efforts to limit campaign spending. while the left replaces the country under them without them even noticing.

  24. > According to an extremely detailed and embarrassing Los Angeles Times account [Sexual misconduct allegations against Time’s Up CEO Lisa Borders’ son prompted her resignation, 2/21/19]…

    Yeah, that LAT piece is informative, though to the reporter’s credit, it’s not prurient. It’s the facts rather than the article that’s grist for the embarrassment mill.

    And it’s to Ms. Borders’ credit that she turns out to be a hypocrite, damning all men with Times-Up’s “believe all women”… with the exception of the case of her own son’s alleged sexual misconduct. The article implies that Borders prioritized career over motherhood, allowing the reader to infer that she must have been tempted to throw her problem child under the bus. But she didn’t.

  25. @DuanDiRen
    Chicago seems to be having some problems:

    https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-drug-suspect-escapes-arrest-20190319-story.html

    I occasionally read Second City Cop Blog, and wonder about the pension / tax balance for Illinois. I'm sure it will all work out eventually.

    Do retirees have the option of rolling out their benefits to an IRA? I wouldn’t just the state of Illinois to pay me a pension into old age unless I had no other choice.

    • Replies: @DuanDiRen
    I have no idea about this. My impression (not well researched) is that they are making it difficult for business to wrap up. The key indicator is when they start making it hard for individuals to legally leave. There is a terrific Lionel Shriver book about this topic - The Mandibles.
  26. Will if things don’t work out for Ms. Foxx in law, she wouldn’t look out of place on Empire herself.

    • Replies: @Father O'Hara
    Kim Fox could have a role in any new Planet of the----whoa,whoa gotta cut back on the Ambien.
  27. Steve bait:

    Residents in one of the wealthiest parts of SF have started a GoFundMe for a legal defense fund to oppose a homeless shelter in their neighborhood. They’re calling it “Safe Embarcadero for All.” https://t.co/jfgQNmhEDR

    From Twitter guy Ryan Mac

  28. Viewed strictly as a chess problem, (viz., Chosenites to play and win in seven moves), Roseanne’s firing and the cancellation/ruination of her hit show worked as follows:

    1. Studio short on new ideas, risk averse, getting whomped by cable.
    2. Re-booting established old properties is the new freshness.
    3. Brilliant idea: “Let’s bring back Roseanne, those guys aren’t doing anything!”
    4. New, old Roseanne a giant hit! Cha-Ching! (1)
    5. Waaait a second, though… WHY is New, Old Roseanne such a hit?
    6. (SMDH) oh, THAT’s right — because Donald Trump!
    7. Roseanne’s audience is Trump’s base, her topics are their concerns! We’re (choke) HELPING Trump!
    8. Kill it with fire! The goyim are on the March! Our hit show is really just another of Trump’s Nuremberg rallies! Once the goyim figure out we stole their whole country, They’re Gonna Put Us In Camps!!!
    9. B-b-but i’s a hit! It’s making $$$! I got a daughter starting at Wesleyan this fall!
    10. Question: which is more Good for the Jews: $$$ from hit show, or silencing the goyim?
    11. G’bye, Roseanne. How tragic that you offended sacred People of Color with a single obscure tweet. Heh, yeah, I’m sticking with that.
    12. Let this be a lesson, goyim… we hate Americans so much, we’re willing to suicide-bomb the Number One Hit Shiw, just to make sure you stay bound and gagged.

    (1) — Cha-Ching is not a cash-register sound, nor is it a racist slur against long-suffering victimized Asian POCs. It’s just my accountant — his name is Cha-Ching Hsiao, I was just calling him over to my office to discuss financial matters.

  29. Malkin also pointed out that Foxx’s campaign was funded by George Soros. There’s another dot that needs to be connected.

  30. Tchen, who is approximately a 5’2″” East Asian woman

    “If you want a picture of the future, imagine a Ladies Size 6 Alexander Wang boot stomping on the human face, forever”. – Orwell’s revised edition “2024”

    • Replies: @Jack Hanson
    Size 6? That's generous of you.

    The problem with your scenario is that the Matriarchy will last for an hour before it devolves into drama on a Hobbesian level.

    In that hour though, military tribunals will demand to know if you saw Captain Marvel.
  31. Anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:
    @dearieme
    Can we go back to golf courses, please?

    Not in # MAGA country you empire fa….

  32. Anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:
    @Steve Sailer
    A Japanese-American who grew up on an egg ranch in Petaluma just got #MeTooed out of running a movie studio.

    Note the chick who was trying to sleep her way to star roles walked away unscathed.

    Nice check on the intersectionality table.

  33. #1 show on TV.

    Which would be what? #50 on YouTube?

    Behind dog-and-pony stick videos.

    • Replies: @njguy73

    The season premiere was watched by 18.44 million viewers and had a 5.2 rating in the 18–49 demographic, the highest rated Tuesday entertainment telecast in six years among adults 18–49, and television's highest rated comedy telecast on any night in 3.5 years, since The Big Bang Theory in September 2014.
     
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roseanne_(season_10)#Ratings

    Here's an article about the 1994-95 TV season with a ratings chart. The 2018 Roseanne
    reboot would have ranked below Walker, Texas Ranger and The Critic.

    The overall rating was 21, https://www.vulture.com/2014/08/1994-95-week-opening-essay-ratings-graphic.html
  34. @WJ
    Rahm and the Police Chief played us all for suckers with their phony outrage. No way that a former Chief of Staff of Obama is not in on the decision to drop the charges that Moochelle wanted dropped. So many people are expressing admiration for Emmanuel now that it is embarrassing.

    WJ, BINGO ! There is a stink here and I think there is a relationship between BHO and Smollett that is more than a passing aquainatance.

  35. More and more, am beginning to suspect that Emmanuel knows a lot more than he is letting on and that the ritual expressions of outrage are simply for public consumption.

    As Malkin suggests, this story has wings.

    • Replies: @DAN III
    "....this story has wings." So what ?

    Hillary Clinton has committed numerous felonies. The FBI and the DOJ have committed murder time and time again for years, along with their recent treason against this nation. Yet not one of the Ruling Elites and/or the Powers That Be are EVER held criminally accountable. What would make any citizen believe there would be justice served in this Smollett debacle ?

    "....this story has wings." So what ?

  36. Was Jussie Smollett one of Barack Obama’s boyfriends?

  37. Pull back and nuke it from orbit. It’s the only way to make sure.

  38. I don’t know, this seems kind of important:

    “Tchen is also a childhood friend of Chicago first lady Amy Rule. The two grew up together in Beachwood, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland. Rule has kept a quiet public profile during Emanuel’s tenure. She hasn’t sat for many public interviews or made many appearances despite her husband’s notable position. Rule could not be reached for comment.”

  39. @Jack D

    Tchen, who is approximately a 5’2″” East Asian woman
     
    "If you want a picture of the future, imagine a Ladies Size 6 Alexander Wang boot stomping on the human face, forever". - Orwell's revised edition "2024"

    Size 6? That’s generous of you.

    The problem with your scenario is that the Matriarchy will last for an hour before it devolves into drama on a Hobbesian level.

    In that hour though, military tribunals will demand to know if you saw Captain Marvel.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    Is that true though? The Soviet state (admittedly not a matriarchy but still highly dysfunctional) last for 70 years. Chinese Communism is still going strong as are the N. Korean and Cuban versions. Even Maduro is hanging on in Venezuela despite having maybe a little over half of Tchen's IQ. We'd like to think it would all fall apart quickly but is that really true?
    , @Pontius
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Twivg7GkYts
  40. “Time’s Up is an effort to cash in on Weinsteingate, of which Tchen heads the legal defense fund.”
    I’m a little disappointed there. I at first read that sentence as Tchen being the head of Weinstein’s legal defense fund. That would have been a truly epic bit of corruption if Tchen would have been simultaneously leading the Me Too movement, AND making bank defending the accused. I would have been duly impressed at that, but I supppose even Crook County scum have not, at least yet, scaled such Olympian heights of vile moral degeneracy.
    We’ll have to wait patiently until they get there. It’ll be a short wait.

  41. If, your criminal case depends upon the sworn testimony of two (2) Nigerians?

    Then, you have no criminal case, against actor: Jussie Langston Mikha Smollett!

  42. Kim Foxx, Chicago State’s Attorney, looks like a pulling guard for the Georgia Bulldogs college football team.

    With those beefy upper arms she could explosively get rid of any initial contact, and then she could motor her way to clearing a path for the Georgia Bulldogs running back.

    How ’bout them Dawgs!

    Stacey Abrams, Democrat Party political leader from Georgia, looks like she could be a center or a guard for the Georgia Bulldogs football team.

    I don’t think Kim Foxx or Stacey Abrams wants to do any blocking for Bald Globalizer Geezer Boy Leprechaun Octopus Arms Sicko Joe Biden.

  43. @DuanDiRen
    Chicago seems to be having some problems:

    https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-drug-suspect-escapes-arrest-20190319-story.html

    I occasionally read Second City Cop Blog, and wonder about the pension / tax balance for Illinois. I'm sure it will all work out eventually.

    Chicago seems to be having some problems:

    https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-drug-suspect-escapes-arrest-20190319-story.html

    I occasionally read Second City Cop Blog, and wonder about the pension / tax balance for Illinois. I’m sure it will all work out eventually.

    Who sent you?

  44. Ms Smollett also has breast implants, which she obviously needed for health reasons. They were in no way intended to make her more likely to become a victim of sexual harassment.

  45. @Reg Cæsar

    #1 show on TV.
     
    Which would be what? #50 on YouTube?

    Behind dog-and-pony stick videos.

    The season premiere was watched by 18.44 million viewers and had a 5.2 rating in the 18–49 demographic, the highest rated Tuesday entertainment telecast in six years among adults 18–49, and television’s highest rated comedy telecast on any night in 3.5 years, since The Big Bang Theory in September 2014.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roseanne_(season_10)#Ratings

    Here’s an article about the 1994-95 TV season with a ratings chart. The 2018 Roseanne
    reboot would have ranked below Walker, Texas Ranger and The Critic.

    The overall rating was 21, https://www.vulture.com/2014/08/1994-95-week-opening-essay-ratings-graphic.html

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    That's how it compared to other television shows. I asked how it compared with all video media.

    How important is television anymore?
  46. Obama and Foxx’s patron, Toni Preckwinkle, had a falling out over immigration, specifically Preckwinkle’s support of sanctuary policies. Foxx may soon be headed under the bus along with Preckwinkle.

  47. Kim Foxx would have been a great name for a porm star.

  48. @Brian Reilly
    There just are not that many really talented and hooked-up negroes and negro tickbirds out that are not thuggish/sluttish rappers, athletes, or real idiots. So the negroes with qualities that Biden and Reid described in Him are pretty rare, rare enough that they are all known to each other. And all are chasing the same free lunch, their own cut of the reparations pie, especially those negroes with the most tenuous connection to American slaves like Himself and K. Harris, etc. Real light negroes.... What might happen when the real black negroes get hip to their marginalization by their fellow minority pokemon point holders??

    Fun to watch, great entertainment!

    The sitcom ‘Blackish’ had something on the whole all blacks know each other thing. The way it struck my mind when I saw your post is that’s exactly what they were saying, but without going to the logical extension you write about.

    And yes, I occassionally watch ‘Blackish’ because one of the local channels switched syndicated sitcoms and when it’s on, I mostly have the TV on for background noise. Besides, it’s surprising insightful on a few things, being black created, (I assume, mostly black written), and black acted.

  49. I’d like to think Americans care about the degradation of our justice system by Soros funded talented tenth crooks and Cabrini Green celebrity groupie prosecutors, but I suspect the demographic tipping point has been reached and doing anything about it at the polls in 2020 is hopeless. This is the new standard of politics and justice in America. Adapt or flee.

    • Replies: @Simon Tugmutton

    Adapt or flee.
     
    That's a great slogan for a T-shirt.
    , @MBlanc46
    It’s probably theoretically possible for whites to pull the pan out of the fire, even at this late date, but it would take a lot more solidarity and backbone than they appear to possess.
  50. Oh, and I saw this link a little bit ago, so it may be Jussie may not get off scott free, although I’ll believe it when I see it.

    https://deadline.com/2019/03/jussie-smollett-empire-future-series-renewal-criminal-charges-dropped-fox-1202583688/

  51. @DuanDiRen
    Chicago seems to be having some problems:

    https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-drug-suspect-escapes-arrest-20190319-story.html

    I occasionally read Second City Cop Blog, and wonder about the pension / tax balance for Illinois. I'm sure it will all work out eventually.

    With evil cis-heterosexual patriarchical hard working, high earning white folks like my wife and I moving out, I’m sure the ¡Vibrant! Hordes moving into Silly-nois who are working for cash off the books will fill those pensions right back up, compadre!

    All of the posts I’ve read at Ace of Spades and Instapundit about cops caring only about their fat pensions and all I could think was “Jokes on them, they won’t see those pensions, and if they do, it’ll be literally pennies on the dollar if at all.”

    If you think things are fun now, consider what happens in the near future when Chicago’s Finest find out they won’t get dime one in retirement.

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman
  52. So our leadership is all Black women and a smattering of middle aged Asian women?

    Good God. I don’t like any White mans chances. Giving women the vote was an unqualified disaster.

    Since they promptly chose Oprah clones for our leadership class.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
    '...Good God. I don’t like any White mans chances. Giving women the vote was an unqualified disaster...'

    Let's be honest. Giving blacks the vote was an unqualified disaster.

    We'd all rather it were otherwise, but it isn't.
  53. @Trevor H.

    Tchen, who is approximately a 5’2″” East Asian woman, somehow qualifies as an Honorary Large-and-in-Charge Black Sister.
     
    Still more evidence that Asians are challenging Jews for primacy in 21st Century America. Didn't take them long to copy the co-opting thing the Hebrews did with respect to blacks in the civil rights movement.

    When you see that the sassy woke black sitcoms are written and produced by Asians instead of Jews, you'll know it's kicked into high gear.

    When you see Asians running the major studios, not to mention hedge funds, internet companies, and investment banking firms, you'll know it's Game Over.

    Tevor,

    Not an insignificant volume of WeChat content & chatter covers topics on how Chinese can learn to model/emulate “the Jewish way” of doing things. Maybe they have the right idea, copy what works?

  54. SNL has the perfect cast member to play Kim Foxx when they parody this debacle. They will parody it…right???

    • LOL: Colin Wright
  55. You can’t spell “elites” without “lies.”

  56. @Desiderius
    Will if things don't work out for Ms. Foxx in law, she wouldn't look out of place on Empire herself.

    Kim Fox could have a role in any new Planet of the—-whoa,whoa gotta cut back on the Ambien.

    • Replies: @baythoven
    Bingo. In a Planet of the Apes Face-off with Valerie Jarrett, I say Kim Foxx wins.
    , @MEH 0910
    https://twitter.com/rtraister/status/1111345923706236928
  57. Doesn’t anybody ever notice that virtually all of these ‘blacks’ fall between half-black and maybe an eighth black?

    One can even lose track of what actual, 100% black blacks look like. One never sees them. They get nothing, and are simply parked in welfare projects now instead of kept busy share-cropping cotton.

    It’s a farce. Whether or not anything should be done for actual blacks is a moot point. Nothing is.

    It is, stripped of the falsehoods, all essentially a program to shower further benefits on an already amply-privileged class of mulattoes, quadroons, and octoroons. The most aggravating bit is that they seem to actually believe they deserve it all.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    Kim Foxx is pretty black black. That’s why she got Soros bucks like Gillum and Abrams.
    , @Hibernian
    Lori Lightfoot the presumptive next mayor of Chicago appears to have a high percentage of African ancestry.
  58. @Whiskey
    So our leadership is all Black women and a smattering of middle aged Asian women?

    Good God. I don't like any White mans chances. Giving women the vote was an unqualified disaster.

    Since they promptly chose Oprah clones for our leadership class.

    ‘…Good God. I don’t like any White mans chances. Giving women the vote was an unqualified disaster…’

    Let’s be honest. Giving blacks the vote was an unqualified disaster.

    We’d all rather it were otherwise, but it isn’t.

    • Replies: @Simply Simon
    Stop me if I am wrong bu did not black men have the vote before white women?
  59. anonymous[739] • Disclaimer says:

    I’m Chicago born, bred and returned. The Downtown and South Side Lake front has never LOOKED better, but our city is seriously F****** up. The place feels like New York City late 1980s when I was there.

    The corrupt Black cultural/political Chicago elite (it’s not very Black as the photo of Valerie Jarrett and mixed race Obama shows) are really making as***** out of themselves now and embarrassing our city. The mixed race county board chairwoman, head of the Cook County Democrat party (my former alderwoman) Toni Preckwinkle is now trying to grab the mayor’s office, her former chief of staff has been our District Attorney Kim Foxx – she’s BlackLivesMatter activist, let all the Black Criminals get out of jail free – Kim Foxx was funded/elected by at least $400,000 by none other than George Soros!

    I highly highly recommend these real Chicago crime blogs

    http://secondcitycop.blogspot.com
    https://heyjackass.com (gives daily, weekly, yearly shooting and murder totals)
    http://www.cwbchicago.com

    So many stinks. The (not very) Black Chicago/Obama elite/clique (Melody Hopkins married to White Star Wars Director George Lucas is a real racist bitch) are stealing a big part of my backyard, Chicago’s South Side Lakefront Park Jackson Park (named after Andrew Jackson not Jessie Jackson) for a huge 22 tower/temple Obama Presidential Complex (not a library) -very bad ill will between University of Chicago White Liberals who like open, natural lakefront parks and want to keep Black Liberation Theology/Obama cult at a distance.

    We few, honest folks “Left behind in Chicago” do what we can, local Chicago media is a lot, lot better than national fake news media (CNN, MSNBC)

    I write for Alternative Right, Populist Conservative blogs and am a weekly guest on the excellent radio show “The Political Cesspool” with James Edwards every Saturday Night 6-9 PM Central Time.

    Stay strong everyone and thank your blessings you are now in some place safer, and more honest than my Chicago:

    E-mail me if you are interested.

    Jack Ryan
    Left Behind in Chicago
    [email protected]

    • Replies: @mmack
    Jack,

    Pull the T-Handle and Eject Eject Eject man before Illinois crashes in flames.
  60. @Father O'Hara
    Kim Fox could have a role in any new Planet of the----whoa,whoa gotta cut back on the Ambien.

    Bingo. In a Planet of the Apes Face-off with Valerie Jarrett, I say Kim Foxx wins.

  61. Black female basketballers really oughtta be in the vanguard against male sexual predators. Because they can throw basketballs really hard?

  62. @JimB
    I’d like to think Americans care about the degradation of our justice system by Soros funded talented tenth crooks and Cabrini Green celebrity groupie prosecutors, but I suspect the demographic tipping point has been reached and doing anything about it at the polls in 2020 is hopeless. This is the new standard of politics and justice in America. Adapt or flee.

    Adapt or flee.

    That’s a great slogan for a T-shirt.

  63. @WJ
    Rahm and the Police Chief played us all for suckers with their phony outrage. No way that a former Chief of Staff of Obama is not in on the decision to drop the charges that Moochelle wanted dropped. So many people are expressing admiration for Emmanuel now that it is embarrassing.

    Oh yes indeed, Rahm is a snake of the first order.

    • Replies: @Kaganovitch
    Methinks he is more like a weasel
  64. they simply wanted to avert Black riots this summer. Arguably the correct decision to drop the charges and forget about the guy. Jussie’s punishment is he cannot get anymore work. Rahm makes out well in that there are no riots and whites think he is a law and order guy.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    Pretty sure every sentence of that take is wrong.
    , @Hibernian
    Jussie will get plenty of work because the deal allows him to pretend to be innocent and doesn't require him to report to a probation officer.
  65. @Shouting Thomas
    Does the national Democratic Party commission hate crime hoaxes to advance pending "civil rights" legislation?

    Maybe they entrap dumb, young Smolletts to perpetrate them like the FBI with kids who’d never build a bomb without chatting online with law enforcement officials.

  66. The witnesses for the prosecution cannot withstand cross-examination.

    Few, if any, Nigerians can.

    There is no case.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    This is BS. Even if the Nigerians were not ideal witnesses, there was plenty of other evidence that could corroborate their testimony - cell phone records (remember how Jussie didn't want to give up his phone), cancelled checks, etc. At least in front of an impartial jury.

    AND even if the case was not a slam dunk for the prosecutors, Jussie was looking at a (hypothetical) 64 year sentence. Any prosecutor who was not in the can would have at least bluffed his way into a reasonable plea bargain - large restitution, admission of responsibility, MANY hours of community service, etc. What defense lawyer would take a risk of sending his client away for 64 years by counting on the Nigerians to crumble during cross?

    The 2nd city blog guy pointed out (and I had noticed this too and remarked on it yesterday) that he had seen films of American POWs in Vietnam who appeared to be under less duress than Joey Maggot (the yutz assistant prosecutor they sent out to take the fall for this case) . The guy is as fat as a pig but he was sweating enough for TWO pigs during his interview in which he stuttered out the excuses for dismissing 16 felonies even though he thought that the defendant was guilty - the TV lights couldn't have been THAT hot. I'm confident that a guy like Joey would fold like a cheap suit if you pressed him. You would just have to promise not to take away his pension which he is only 2 tantalizing years short of. And not to cut his french fry ration. If the FBI would do its job instead of trying to execute political hits on sitting Presidents they could have Joey singing like a canary.
  67. @bomag
    Tchen is 5'2"; I believe Kamala Harris is 5'2".

    So our nation is partly run by 5'2" women of color.

    Key to success!

    I repeat my earlier comment:

    “If you want a picture of the future, imagine a Ladies Size 6 Alexander Wang boot stomping on the human face, forever”. – Orwell’s revised edition “2024”

    • Replies: @Simply Simon
    It's about time someone authors an updated version of 1984, plenty of material available.
  68. Ugh. I view the whole concept with dread. We’ve already had an outsize Chinese female thug here in San Francisco. Rose Pak. Came decades ago as immigrant. Overstayed whatever the visa limitations. Became a political thug in Chinatown. About 25 or so years ago revealed exposed as here illegally as well as the usual scams. Several tranches of various tyoes of gov grant money for “projects” that barely existed on paper. Thankfully she finally died. Only way to get rid of her.

  69. “make the ask”…is that current urban jive, or current bureaucrat jargon? ugh.

  70. @bomag

    ...not that many really talented and hooked-up negroes...
     
    Yeah, and for example there seems to be few with presidential aspirations in this wide-open Democrat cycle.

    Cory Booker has a serious run. Eric Holder made noises. I figured the Obama era would bring more forward.

    There's Harris, Gabbard, and "Warren" playing the color card, but they are sort-of diluted.

    There’s Harris, Gabbard, and “Warren” playing the color card, but they are sort-of diluted.

    Yeah……diluted……in Warrens case only 1/1024 Cherokee hiding in there!

  71. Hey white boys, know what Jussie Smullitt’s getting that Steve isn’t? An NAACP image award. Seeing as the major accomplishment of the NAACP was misleading low-information Northern whites about attacks on blacks, that seems entirely appropriate.
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2019/03/28/jussie-smollett-up-naacp-award-host-anthony-anderson-hopes-he-wins/3298234002/

    • Agree: donut
  72. At what point in time is some author of a piece discussing the weaselette Kamala Harris, going to identify the scoundrel as not being Constitutionally qualified for POTUS ?

    Article 2 Section 1, Clause 5 of the US Constitution requires a POTUS candidate be a natural born citizen. Harris, just as barry soetoro was never qualified to be POTUS for the same reason as Harris. Neither are natural born citizens, i.e., the offspring of TWO American parents when birthed ! Of course as one knows, it mattered not to the Usurper-in-Chief and his handlers what the Constitution says. Barry was anointed to POTUS and the American people can step to the devil ! The usurpation of the Constitution continues with Harris.

    The fUSA is long dead. It’s Constitution compromised for decades, at every Article; every Amendment. Not one of the seditious traitors ever held accountable by physical pain or financial pain. It just goes on and on and on while American citizen’s Freedoms and Liberties no longer exist.

  73. @Jack Hanson
    Size 6? That's generous of you.

    The problem with your scenario is that the Matriarchy will last for an hour before it devolves into drama on a Hobbesian level.

    In that hour though, military tribunals will demand to know if you saw Captain Marvel.

    Is that true though? The Soviet state (admittedly not a matriarchy but still highly dysfunctional) last for 70 years. Chinese Communism is still going strong as are the N. Korean and Cuban versions. Even Maduro is hanging on in Venezuela despite having maybe a little over half of Tchen’s IQ. We’d like to think it would all fall apart quickly but is that really true?

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    Those aren’t matriarchies. As a one off, women leaders are hit or miss, more than one, we’ll then you’ve got trouble.
    , @South Texas Guy
    *The thing with the Soviet Union was, there were a credible threat to the West. In basic training (I was one of the last of the cold war army guys) we still sat through a couple of movies about the soviet army, all along the lines of 'This is Who You are up Against.'

    Cuba and Venensuela aren't deals because of the lack of a threat, the countries are just too big to pound outright and quickly. I forget the source but back in the 60's someone asked (a general, denfense sec., whoever) why we couldn't just go in and drive them out. He put a map of Cuba up over the US and it stretched from NYC to Ohio, meaning Cuba is a big damned island. Same with Venesuela.

    *Long way to go for not much, sorry. Long story short, we outspent the Soviets, and the others aren't worth the money or effort. Besides, IQ has little to do with being a dictator; it's a king of the hill game.
  74. @bomag
    Tchen is 5'2"; I believe Kamala Harris is 5'2".

    So our nation is partly run by 5'2" women of color.

    Key to success!

    Soon to be 5′ 2″ to 5′ 3″:

    Full Name: Stacey Yvonne Abrams, Profession: Politician, famous for Georgia’s first female gubernatorial nominee

    Height (approx.) 5’ 3”
    Weight (approx.) 176 lbs

    https://thecelebritiesdb.com/stacey-abrams-age-affairs-wife-family-biography-more/

  75. @anonymous
    I'm Chicago born, bred and returned. The Downtown and South Side Lake front has never LOOKED better, but our city is seriously F****** up. The place feels like New York City late 1980s when I was there.

    The corrupt Black cultural/political Chicago elite (it's not very Black as the photo of Valerie Jarrett and mixed race Obama shows) are really making as***** out of themselves now and embarrassing our city. The mixed race county board chairwoman, head of the Cook County Democrat party (my former alderwoman) Toni Preckwinkle is now trying to grab the mayor's office, her former chief of staff has been our District Attorney Kim Foxx - she's BlackLivesMatter activist, let all the Black Criminals get out of jail free - Kim Foxx was funded/elected by at least $400,000 by none other than George Soros!

    I highly highly recommend these real Chicago crime blogs

    http://secondcitycop.blogspot.com
    https://heyjackass.com (gives daily, weekly, yearly shooting and murder totals)
    http://www.cwbchicago.com

    So many stinks. The (not very) Black Chicago/Obama elite/clique (Melody Hopkins married to White Star Wars Director George Lucas is a real racist bitch) are stealing a big part of my backyard, Chicago's South Side Lakefront Park Jackson Park (named after Andrew Jackson not Jessie Jackson) for a huge 22 tower/temple Obama Presidential Complex (not a library) -very bad ill will between University of Chicago White Liberals who like open, natural lakefront parks and want to keep Black Liberation Theology/Obama cult at a distance.

    We few, honest folks "Left behind in Chicago" do what we can, local Chicago media is a lot, lot better than national fake news media (CNN, MSNBC)

    I write for Alternative Right, Populist Conservative blogs and am a weekly guest on the excellent radio show "The Political Cesspool" with James Edwards every Saturday Night 6-9 PM Central Time.

    Stay strong everyone and thank your blessings you are now in some place safer, and more honest than my Chicago:

    E-mail me if you are interested.

    Jack Ryan
    Left Behind in Chicago
    [email protected]

    Jack,

    Pull the T-Handle and Eject Eject Eject man before Illinois crashes in flames.

  76. @Prester John
    More and more, am beginning to suspect that Emmanuel knows a lot more than he is letting on and that the ritual expressions of outrage are simply for public consumption.

    As Malkin suggests, this story has wings.

    “….this story has wings.” So what ?

    Hillary Clinton has committed numerous felonies. The FBI and the DOJ have committed murder time and time again for years, along with their recent treason against this nation. Yet not one of the Ruling Elites and/or the Powers That Be are EVER held criminally accountable. What would make any citizen believe there would be justice served in this Smollett debacle ?

    “….this story has wings.” So what ?

  77. @Colin Wright
    Doesn't anybody ever notice that virtually all of these 'blacks' fall between half-black and maybe an eighth black?

    One can even lose track of what actual, 100% black blacks look like. One never sees them. They get nothing, and are simply parked in welfare projects now instead of kept busy share-cropping cotton.

    It's a farce. Whether or not anything should be done for actual blacks is a moot point. Nothing is.

    It is, stripped of the falsehoods, all essentially a program to shower further benefits on an already amply-privileged class of mulattoes, quadroons, and octoroons. The most aggravating bit is that they seem to actually believe they deserve it all.

    Kim Foxx is pretty black black. That’s why she got Soros bucks like Gillum and Abrams.

  78. From the Silverback gorillas to the Asian fatties, feminism is looking decidedly ugly. All of this is feminism, grabbing privilege, pushing queer folk, trannies and foreign psychos against White men. All of it Feminists, still clawing privilege away from men. When the White men’s pockets are empty, the Colors will start in on White Feminist women and by the way, notice the Jews are White too. That process is already in progress.

    As we go along, the country is hollowed out, infrastructure dead, our seed corn consumed. We’re on the way to the outcomes seen in South Africa.

  79. @Jack D
    Is that true though? The Soviet state (admittedly not a matriarchy but still highly dysfunctional) last for 70 years. Chinese Communism is still going strong as are the N. Korean and Cuban versions. Even Maduro is hanging on in Venezuela despite having maybe a little over half of Tchen's IQ. We'd like to think it would all fall apart quickly but is that really true?

    Those aren’t matriarchies. As a one off, women leaders are hit or miss, more than one, we’ll then you’ve got trouble.

  80. @Steve Richter
    they simply wanted to avert Black riots this summer. Arguably the correct decision to drop the charges and forget about the guy. Jussie's punishment is he cannot get anymore work. Rahm makes out well in that there are no riots and whites think he is a law and order guy.

    Pretty sure every sentence of that take is wrong.

  81. @Jack D
    Is that true though? The Soviet state (admittedly not a matriarchy but still highly dysfunctional) last for 70 years. Chinese Communism is still going strong as are the N. Korean and Cuban versions. Even Maduro is hanging on in Venezuela despite having maybe a little over half of Tchen's IQ. We'd like to think it would all fall apart quickly but is that really true?

    *The thing with the Soviet Union was, there were a credible threat to the West. In basic training (I was one of the last of the cold war army guys) we still sat through a couple of movies about the soviet army, all along the lines of ‘This is Who You are up Against.’

    Cuba and Venensuela aren’t deals because of the lack of a threat, the countries are just too big to pound outright and quickly. I forget the source but back in the 60’s someone asked (a general, denfense sec., whoever) why we couldn’t just go in and drive them out. He put a map of Cuba up over the US and it stretched from NYC to Ohio, meaning Cuba is a big damned island. Same with Venesuela.

    *Long way to go for not much, sorry. Long story short, we outspent the Soviets, and the others aren’t worth the money or effort. Besides, IQ has little to do with being a dictator; it’s a king of the hill game.

    • Replies: @a reader

    He put a map of Cuba up over the US and it stretched from NYC to Ohio, meaning Cuba is a big damned island.
     
    Cuba is one quarter the superficy of Iraq and one sixth of Afghanistan's.
  82. @APilgrim
    The witnesses for the prosecution cannot withstand cross-examination.

    Few, if any, Nigerians can.

    There is no case.

    This is BS. Even if the Nigerians were not ideal witnesses, there was plenty of other evidence that could corroborate their testimony – cell phone records (remember how Jussie didn’t want to give up his phone), cancelled checks, etc. At least in front of an impartial jury.

    AND even if the case was not a slam dunk for the prosecutors, Jussie was looking at a (hypothetical) 64 year sentence. Any prosecutor who was not in the can would have at least bluffed his way into a reasonable plea bargain – large restitution, admission of responsibility, MANY hours of community service, etc. What defense lawyer would take a risk of sending his client away for 64 years by counting on the Nigerians to crumble during cross?

    The 2nd city blog guy pointed out (and I had noticed this too and remarked on it yesterday) that he had seen films of American POWs in Vietnam who appeared to be under less duress than Joey Maggot (the yutz assistant prosecutor they sent out to take the fall for this case) . The guy is as fat as a pig but he was sweating enough for TWO pigs during his interview in which he stuttered out the excuses for dismissing 16 felonies even though he thought that the defendant was guilty – the TV lights couldn’t have been THAT hot. I’m confident that a guy like Joey would fold like a cheap suit if you pressed him. You would just have to promise not to take away his pension which he is only 2 tantalizing years short of. And not to cut his french fry ration. If the FBI would do its job instead of trying to execute political hits on sitting Presidents they could have Joey singing like a canary.

    • Replies: @Hidden Cat
    I certainly think Smollett could have been pressured into a plea deal. Court records do NOT support Kim Foxx claim this secret deal was business as usual.

    I caught a bit of an interview with Foxx. She sounded very defensive....


    http://www.cwbchicago.com/2019/03/kim-foxx-says-smolletts-sweetheart-deal.html?m=1
  83. Extremely OT, but it would be worthwhile compiling a list of canonical iSteve movies and other pop culture phenomena. Could help bring Steve’s emerging global fan-base up to speed faster (besides being fun to do).

    Here’s a start on movies:
    Idiocracy
    The Big Lebowski Malibu scene
    Planet of the Apes statue of liberty scene
    Office Space
    Do the Right Thing
    Bonfire of the Vanities
    Grand Torino

    • Replies: @moshe
    Gran Torino was fantastic.
    , @guest
    The Good Shepherd "the rest of you are just visiting" scene
    Any number of Evelyn Waugh movies
  84. @Jack D
    This is BS. Even if the Nigerians were not ideal witnesses, there was plenty of other evidence that could corroborate their testimony - cell phone records (remember how Jussie didn't want to give up his phone), cancelled checks, etc. At least in front of an impartial jury.

    AND even if the case was not a slam dunk for the prosecutors, Jussie was looking at a (hypothetical) 64 year sentence. Any prosecutor who was not in the can would have at least bluffed his way into a reasonable plea bargain - large restitution, admission of responsibility, MANY hours of community service, etc. What defense lawyer would take a risk of sending his client away for 64 years by counting on the Nigerians to crumble during cross?

    The 2nd city blog guy pointed out (and I had noticed this too and remarked on it yesterday) that he had seen films of American POWs in Vietnam who appeared to be under less duress than Joey Maggot (the yutz assistant prosecutor they sent out to take the fall for this case) . The guy is as fat as a pig but he was sweating enough for TWO pigs during his interview in which he stuttered out the excuses for dismissing 16 felonies even though he thought that the defendant was guilty - the TV lights couldn't have been THAT hot. I'm confident that a guy like Joey would fold like a cheap suit if you pressed him. You would just have to promise not to take away his pension which he is only 2 tantalizing years short of. And not to cut his french fry ration. If the FBI would do its job instead of trying to execute political hits on sitting Presidents they could have Joey singing like a canary.

    I certainly think Smollett could have been pressured into a plea deal. Court records do NOT support Kim Foxx claim this secret deal was business as usual.

    I caught a bit of an interview with Foxx. She sounded very defensive….

    http://www.cwbchicago.com/2019/03/kim-foxx-says-smolletts-sweetheart-deal.html?m=1

  85. The Chicago Machine is real.

  86. @bomag
    Tchen is 5'2"; I believe Kamala Harris is 5'2".

    So our nation is partly run by 5'2" women of color.

    Key to success!

    Cue the B-52s playing a brand new remix of “5’2″ Girls.”

    Oh c’mon, SOMEBODY had to do it….

  87. @International Jew
    Extremely OT, but it would be worthwhile compiling a list of canonical iSteve movies and other pop culture phenomena. Could help bring Steve's emerging global fan-base up to speed faster (besides being fun to do).

    Here's a start on movies:
    Idiocracy
    The Big Lebowski Malibu scene
    Planet of the Apes statue of liberty scene
    Office Space
    Do the Right Thing
    Bonfire of the Vanities
    Grand Torino
    ...

    Gran Torino was fantastic.

    • Agree: Desiderius
  88. @Brian Reilly
    There just are not that many really talented and hooked-up negroes and negro tickbirds out that are not thuggish/sluttish rappers, athletes, or real idiots. So the negroes with qualities that Biden and Reid described in Him are pretty rare, rare enough that they are all known to each other. And all are chasing the same free lunch, their own cut of the reparations pie, especially those negroes with the most tenuous connection to American slaves like Himself and K. Harris, etc. Real light negroes.... What might happen when the real black negroes get hip to their marginalization by their fellow minority pokemon point holders??

    Fun to watch, great entertainment!

    Not that many years ago, blacks on the east coast had “paper bag parties”. Darker than a paper bag? Denied entrance

  89. OT: the most Diverse National Guard command staff ever:
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2019/03/28/first-time-states-national-guard-command-staff-is-made-up-all-women/

    Now if we could just get rid of the white female, it would be the most Diverse ever!

    Of course, this could also be the most Victimest command staff ever:
    https://www.army.mil/article/146069/enough_is_enough

    • Replies: @Hibernian
    Vermont had the first woman adjutant general. It looks like somebody in Maryland was very interested in advancing the careers of women National Guard officers.
    , @Jack D
    The Chinese high command is just salivating for the day when the entire Joint Chiefs of Staff is made up of black females.

    As you may know, TR predicted, decades before it actually happened, that the Japanese would attempt to evict the US from the Pacific and claim it as their sphere of influence - he knew that this was coming. Not when or how, but he could clearly see that there was a gun hanging on the wall of the stage in Act I and that somehow it would get used in Act II. I am no TR but Xi Jinping (metaphorically) has a gun hanging on the wall behind his desk and is waiting for us to snooze off.

  90. @WJ
    Rahm and the Police Chief played us all for suckers with their phony outrage. No way that a former Chief of Staff of Obama is not in on the decision to drop the charges that Moochelle wanted dropped. So many people are expressing admiration for Emmanuel now that it is embarrassing.

    He wasn’t so powerful that he could hold on to the mayoralty. My belief is that Mr. Johnson and Mr. Emmanuel sincerely believe that Ms. Foxx went too far.

  91. @Mike Zwick
    How about Sony? They run a few things in Hollywood, don't they?

    Unless they get mercilessly hacked by Best Korea, in which case they can’t even run themselves.

    http://fortune.com/sony-hack-final-part/ (2014)

    Inside Sony Pictures, employees were left to work with pens and paper. The studio issued 190 BlackBerrys BBRY to key employees. Shops on the lot took only cash. “It is possible that some or all of this disruption will continue over the Thanksgiving Holiday,” the studio advised them. “We appreciate your efforts to find work arounds.”

    Then, starting on Dec. 1, after again alerting reporters through emails, the hackers began dumping heaps of stolen documents, many of them deeply personal, onto file-sharing sites. The first batches included confidential performance evaluations, family medical records, criminal background checks, disciplinary memos over workplace affairs, passport information, and salary details for everyone at Sony. The studio had maintained little control over even sensitive information prized by identity thieves. Analysis by a data protection firm called Identity Finder found, for example, that Sony had left Social Security numbers for 47,426 people (including many who hadn’t worked at the company for years) in more than 600 files lacking password protection or encryption.

  92. @Colin Wright
    Doesn't anybody ever notice that virtually all of these 'blacks' fall between half-black and maybe an eighth black?

    One can even lose track of what actual, 100% black blacks look like. One never sees them. They get nothing, and are simply parked in welfare projects now instead of kept busy share-cropping cotton.

    It's a farce. Whether or not anything should be done for actual blacks is a moot point. Nothing is.

    It is, stripped of the falsehoods, all essentially a program to shower further benefits on an already amply-privileged class of mulattoes, quadroons, and octoroons. The most aggravating bit is that they seem to actually believe they deserve it all.

    Lori Lightfoot the presumptive next mayor of Chicago appears to have a high percentage of African ancestry.

    • Replies: @attilathehen
    She is a light-skinned black. She has a Jewish "wife."
  93. @Steve Richter
    they simply wanted to avert Black riots this summer. Arguably the correct decision to drop the charges and forget about the guy. Jussie's punishment is he cannot get anymore work. Rahm makes out well in that there are no riots and whites think he is a law and order guy.

    Jussie will get plenty of work because the deal allows him to pretend to be innocent and doesn’t require him to report to a probation officer.

  94. @Father O'Hara
    Kim Fox could have a role in any new Planet of the----whoa,whoa gotta cut back on the Ambien.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    Uh-oh, I was going to try to convince the $20 bill artists that just because we don't have a photo of the Young Harriet Tubman is no reason she couldn't have been beautiful, so use your imagination. But now we have one ...
    , @guest
    "Look at what beautiful hands she has."

    People be crazy.
    , @Achmed E. Newman
    She's not as tubby as I had imagined. Possibly I'd been confusing her with Aunt Jemimah.
    , @gp
    At least in this photo she doesn't look like she wants to gut the photographer. Somebody must have told a joke just before the shutter clicked.
  95. @DuanDiRen
    Chicago seems to be having some problems:

    https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-drug-suspect-escapes-arrest-20190319-story.html

    I occasionally read Second City Cop Blog, and wonder about the pension / tax balance for Illinois. I'm sure it will all work out eventually.

    Shedlock looks at Illinois pensions from time to time. It’s a hoot, the link is a good source for more info.

    https://moneymaven.io/mishtalk/economics/illinois-governor-seeks-to-sell-state-buildings-and-other-assets-to-pay-pensions-B9btR5s6X0-lhjPFfKaIsQ/

    I cannot conceive of the level of stupidity in those who stay in the State.

  96. @Twinkie
    OT: the most Diverse National Guard command staff ever:
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2019/03/28/first-time-states-national-guard-command-staff-is-made-up-all-women/

    Now if we could just get rid of the white female, it would be the most Diverse ever!

    Of course, this could also be the most Victimest command staff ever:
    https://www.army.mil/article/146069/enough_is_enough

    Vermont had the first woman adjutant general. It looks like somebody in Maryland was very interested in advancing the careers of women National Guard officers.

  97. Jussie is truly taking doubling down to the next level.
    https://www.foxbusiness.com/media/chicago-bills-jussie-smollett-130k-for-hate-crime-investigation-costs

    Smollett’s legal team dismissed Emanuel’s call for reimbursement in a statement to the Sun-Times.

    “It is the Mayor and the Police Chief who owe Jussie — owe him an apology — for dragging an innocent man’s character through the mud. Jussie has paid enough,” the attorneys said.

    Are they trying to piss everyone off?

    • Replies: @Jack D
    The lesson from places like Zimbabwe and Venezuela is yes they really are that stupid and no, they don't know when to quit.
  98. @Twinkie
    OT: the most Diverse National Guard command staff ever:
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2019/03/28/first-time-states-national-guard-command-staff-is-made-up-all-women/

    Now if we could just get rid of the white female, it would be the most Diverse ever!

    Of course, this could also be the most Victimest command staff ever:
    https://www.army.mil/article/146069/enough_is_enough

    The Chinese high command is just salivating for the day when the entire Joint Chiefs of Staff is made up of black females.

    As you may know, TR predicted, decades before it actually happened, that the Japanese would attempt to evict the US from the Pacific and claim it as their sphere of influence – he knew that this was coming. Not when or how, but he could clearly see that there was a gun hanging on the wall of the stage in Act I and that somehow it would get used in Act II. I am no TR but Xi Jinping (metaphorically) has a gun hanging on the wall behind his desk and is waiting for us to snooze off.

    • Replies: @Johann Ricke

    As you may know, TR predicted, decades before it actually happened, that the Japanese would attempt to evict the US from the Pacific and claim it as their sphere of influence – he knew that this was coming. Not when or how, but he could clearly see that there was a gun hanging on the wall of the stage in Act I and that somehow it would get used in Act II. I am no TR but Xi Jinping (metaphorically) has a gun hanging on the wall behind his desk and is waiting for us to snooze off.
     
    For some reason, the current shibboleth about why wars occur is Marxist to the core - it's all about money. I think it's not only BS - it's almost always been BS. War occur because war leaders want the fruits of war - personal glory and everlasting fame. The leaders of the parties attacked don't give in, even though this would, in many cases, be less costly, because they don't want the fruits of defeat - personal ignominy and everlasting infamy. Putin and Xi are some of the richest men in their respective countries. They are looking to expand, not for money, but to engrave their names on the list of all-time greats. If they can't match Alexander or Genghis Khan, they can certainly hope to challenge the perch of their hometown greats in the history books.
  99. @MEH 0910
    https://twitter.com/rtraister/status/1111345923706236928

    Uh-oh, I was going to try to convince the $20 bill artists that just because we don’t have a photo of the Young Harriet Tubman is no reason she couldn’t have been beautiful, so use your imagination. But now we have one …

  100. @res
    Jussie is truly taking doubling down to the next level.
    https://www.foxbusiness.com/media/chicago-bills-jussie-smollett-130k-for-hate-crime-investigation-costs

    Smollett’s legal team dismissed Emanuel’s call for reimbursement in a statement to the Sun-Times.

    “It is the Mayor and the Police Chief who owe Jussie — owe him an apology — for dragging an innocent man’s character through the mud. Jussie has paid enough,” the attorneys said.
     
    Are they trying to piss everyone off?

    The lesson from places like Zimbabwe and Venezuela is yes they really are that stupid and no, they don’t know when to quit.

  101. This belongs somewhere, courtesy of someone commenting on Zero Hedge.

    One of these pictures is of people involved in rocket science.
    The other is of Hilary supporters.
    See if you can decided which is which.

    (yeah, I know, The Tee shirt gives it away.)

  102. All this blackening without reckoning has to be a part of broader 2020 strategy – any federal attempt to examine the causes of Jussie’s Humoral Imbalances will be considered as a Trump’s, rejsism-driven vendeta against blacks, sodomites, and black sodomites :

    STATEMENT FROM JUSSIE SMOLLETT’S DEFENSE TEAM REGARDING MAYOR EMMANUEL’S STATEMENT

    “It is the Mayor and the Police Chief who owe Jussie – owe him an apology – for dragging an innocent man’s character through the mud. Jussie has paid enough.”

  103. Anon[288] • Disclaimer says:

    “The lesson from places like Zimbabwe and Venezuela is yes they really are that stupid and no, they don’t know when to quit.”

    They’ll get their way here at some point, too. Can’t wait for the Green New Deal of 2025 that destroys the economy despite the obvious impossibility of gathering 100% of our energy from solar and wind sources over just 10 years. But hey, it “feels” right, doesn’t it? Facts don’t matter any more, it’s how things feel in the moment. Great way to run – ruin – a country.

  104. @International Jew
    Extremely OT, but it would be worthwhile compiling a list of canonical iSteve movies and other pop culture phenomena. Could help bring Steve's emerging global fan-base up to speed faster (besides being fun to do).

    Here's a start on movies:
    Idiocracy
    The Big Lebowski Malibu scene
    Planet of the Apes statue of liberty scene
    Office Space
    Do the Right Thing
    Bonfire of the Vanities
    Grand Torino
    ...

    The Good Shepherd “the rest of you are just visiting” scene
    Any number of Evelyn Waugh movies

  105. @Hibernian
    Lori Lightfoot the presumptive next mayor of Chicago appears to have a high percentage of African ancestry.

    She is a light-skinned black. She has a Jewish “wife.”

    • Replies: @Hibernian
    Almost certainly wrong on both counts. I'm not claiming she's 100% black, but her % of black ancestry is a mirror image of her opponent's, which is quite low. Appearance in photos depends a lot on the light, natural or artificial. Bright light can make someone appear much lighter than they really are; vice versa with dim light. Or maybe you have the two of them confused with each other. As for the religion/ethnicity of the same sex spouse, a German surnamed person from the small town in NW Illinois she's from is not likely to be Jewish.
  106. @MEH 0910
    https://twitter.com/rtraister/status/1111345923706236928

    “Look at what beautiful hands she has.”

    People be crazy.

  107. anon[115] • Disclaimer says:

    “The Chinese high command is just salivating for the day when the entire Joint Chiefs of Staff is made up of black females.”

    I have a feeling they won’t even need to wait until then. The US will likely be in serious trouble long before, and black females will have contributed only a very small bit to that part by that time:

    American whites are increasingly immune to patriotic war propaganda; the US has an incredible, unsustainable trade deficit and federal deficit; millions of illegals are pouring across the border in a fashion similar to how late-stage invasions of Rome signaled the end was near; Europe is increasingly defiant, and I wonder how much longer before there is a backlash there against all the anti-European racism from the American left; the public increasingly wants higher social spending and lower military spending as China’s economy and military grows…and the democrats will soon have the demographics to make it happen; social trust is already gone; the democratic party leadership is nearing 80 and the new generation has shown that it won’t be subservient to the status quo for much longer; Italy defies the US over China’s Silk Road; Germany defies the US over Nordstream 2; all of Europe and most of Asia defied the US over the Chinese Asian Infrastructure Bank; Japan defies the US over transgenders and there is consistent opposition to our base in Okinawa (and there is a growing backlash against American SJWs there, too); Russia is putting troops in Venezuela and defied the US over Syria; the US seemingly can’t win any wars; the US is culturally and creatively bankrupt and can’t make anything original that isn’t a stupid superhero movie; the days of the US having the world’s reserve currency are coming to a close with these massive deficits we are running; China is dominating 5G and will soon have a viable semiconductor industry (and the world’s largest radio telescope, a moon landing, and the world’s largest suspension bridges and longest dams); Asian videogame companies prove that when language is not a barrier they can dominate the West culturally….. and that’s just a short list. Corruption goes unchallenged, freedoms are revoked, and race relations are at a generational low. How much longer before the masses rise up and destroy the economy with a Green New Deal just like the masses put Chavez in power in Venezuela, a guy who then destroyed their oil industry?

    All the warning signs are there for a great fall. I suspect that we’ll start to see this in the 2020s. Russia, China, and Europe will all become much more restive when it does and Asian allies will rush to make peace with China on favorable terms before they get too strong to oppose. The sad thing is that Americans did it to themselves, demonstrating once and for all to future historians that democracy does not work in the long run, at least not with these demographics (IQ 100 normies), ancient genetics, and this level of technology.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    Let's pray for the day when we are badly defeated, not in ambush like Pearl Harbor, not in a long and gradual morass like Afghanistan, not in an asymmetrical attack, but in a straightforward and unambiguous way. Nothing else will sober up our rulers. They need to feel visceral, existential terror or they plunge onward.
    The European Parliament has just demanded reparations and sweeping affirmative action from every European country -- for Africans. Because Luxembourg had cotton slaves singing about their old Dutch cabin and rafting down the Moselle at some point I guess.
    , @Mitchell Porter
    This is not a bad review and it's unfortunate that you don't have a name.

    I think it would be useful to compare 2019 to 2008, when Obama came to office. The malaise of the Iraq war and the WMD fiasco hung over everything. Obama had an ambitious agenda which passed for progressive at that time - for example, there was a plan to reduce CO2 emissions over the long term by instituting emissions trading. Then came the financial crisis, 'TARP' and various bailouts, and Obama found himself busy just managing the situation he had inherited. Social media took over the world and centralized the Internet in the cloud, identity politics and social justice activism became ubiquitous especially in his second term, and a new age of great-power competition dawned.

    My point is that not all of the problems you identify will continue to amplify unchecked. Some will just evaporate, they will turn out to be phenomena of the moment. Culture in particular is very changeable. As for some of the others... The US doesn't need China, Russia or even Europe in order to be a successful country. If they go their own way, that needn't touch America. Indeed, a Green New Deal (a concept which is at least ten years old) potentially dovetails very well with renewed economic nationalism, and a step away from a financialized economy with oligarchs presiding over chronically indebted lower classes. At the moment it is part of a progressive wishlist that also contains items like reparations, but perhaps the latter political impulse can be redirected to something like infrastructure repair.

    I would also say that the US, or the west in general, continues to have an enormous lead in science and the ability to do science. That really is a strength of western culture. Also, a number of the problems you identify (like corruption or lawlessness) are due specifically to the ruling class and not society as a whole. That is one of the things that the west's populist revolution is meant to remedy.

    I am not saying that all will be well. Decline and disaster do happen. But renewals and new syntheses also occur.
  108. @Jack D
    The Chinese high command is just salivating for the day when the entire Joint Chiefs of Staff is made up of black females.

    As you may know, TR predicted, decades before it actually happened, that the Japanese would attempt to evict the US from the Pacific and claim it as their sphere of influence - he knew that this was coming. Not when or how, but he could clearly see that there was a gun hanging on the wall of the stage in Act I and that somehow it would get used in Act II. I am no TR but Xi Jinping (metaphorically) has a gun hanging on the wall behind his desk and is waiting for us to snooze off.

    As you may know, TR predicted, decades before it actually happened, that the Japanese would attempt to evict the US from the Pacific and claim it as their sphere of influence – he knew that this was coming. Not when or how, but he could clearly see that there was a gun hanging on the wall of the stage in Act I and that somehow it would get used in Act II. I am no TR but Xi Jinping (metaphorically) has a gun hanging on the wall behind his desk and is waiting for us to snooze off.

    For some reason, the current shibboleth about why wars occur is Marxist to the core – it’s all about money. I think it’s not only BS – it’s almost always been BS. War occur because war leaders want the fruits of war – personal glory and everlasting fame. The leaders of the parties attacked don’t give in, even though this would, in many cases, be less costly, because they don’t want the fruits of defeat – personal ignominy and everlasting infamy. Putin and Xi are some of the richest men in their respective countries. They are looking to expand, not for money, but to engrave their names on the list of all-time greats. If they can’t match Alexander or Genghis Khan, they can certainly hope to challenge the perch of their hometown greats in the history books.

  109. @Trevor H.

    Tchen, who is approximately a 5’2″” East Asian woman, somehow qualifies as an Honorary Large-and-in-Charge Black Sister.
     
    Still more evidence that Asians are challenging Jews for primacy in 21st Century America. Didn't take them long to copy the co-opting thing the Hebrews did with respect to blacks in the civil rights movement.

    When you see that the sassy woke black sitcoms are written and produced by Asians instead of Jews, you'll know it's kicked into high gear.

    When you see Asians running the major studios, not to mention hedge funds, internet companies, and investment banking firms, you'll know it's Game Over.

    Xi-Yang 2020

  110. @anon
    "The Chinese high command is just salivating for the day when the entire Joint Chiefs of Staff is made up of black females."

    I have a feeling they won't even need to wait until then. The US will likely be in serious trouble long before, and black females will have contributed only a very small bit to that part by that time:

    American whites are increasingly immune to patriotic war propaganda; the US has an incredible, unsustainable trade deficit and federal deficit; millions of illegals are pouring across the border in a fashion similar to how late-stage invasions of Rome signaled the end was near; Europe is increasingly defiant, and I wonder how much longer before there is a backlash there against all the anti-European racism from the American left; the public increasingly wants higher social spending and lower military spending as China's economy and military grows...and the democrats will soon have the demographics to make it happen; social trust is already gone; the democratic party leadership is nearing 80 and the new generation has shown that it won't be subservient to the status quo for much longer; Italy defies the US over China's Silk Road; Germany defies the US over Nordstream 2; all of Europe and most of Asia defied the US over the Chinese Asian Infrastructure Bank; Japan defies the US over transgenders and there is consistent opposition to our base in Okinawa (and there is a growing backlash against American SJWs there, too); Russia is putting troops in Venezuela and defied the US over Syria; the US seemingly can't win any wars; the US is culturally and creatively bankrupt and can't make anything original that isn't a stupid superhero movie; the days of the US having the world's reserve currency are coming to a close with these massive deficits we are running; China is dominating 5G and will soon have a viable semiconductor industry (and the world's largest radio telescope, a moon landing, and the world's largest suspension bridges and longest dams); Asian videogame companies prove that when language is not a barrier they can dominate the West culturally..... and that's just a short list. Corruption goes unchallenged, freedoms are revoked, and race relations are at a generational low. How much longer before the masses rise up and destroy the economy with a Green New Deal just like the masses put Chavez in power in Venezuela, a guy who then destroyed their oil industry?

    All the warning signs are there for a great fall. I suspect that we'll start to see this in the 2020s. Russia, China, and Europe will all become much more restive when it does and Asian allies will rush to make peace with China on favorable terms before they get too strong to oppose. The sad thing is that Americans did it to themselves, demonstrating once and for all to future historians that democracy does not work in the long run, at least not with these demographics (IQ 100 normies), ancient genetics, and this level of technology.

    Let’s pray for the day when we are badly defeated, not in ambush like Pearl Harbor, not in a long and gradual morass like Afghanistan, not in an asymmetrical attack, but in a straightforward and unambiguous way. Nothing else will sober up our rulers. They need to feel visceral, existential terror or they plunge onward.
    The European Parliament has just demanded reparations and sweeping affirmative action from every European country — for Africans. Because Luxembourg had cotton slaves singing about their old Dutch cabin and rafting down the Moselle at some point I guess.

  111. @Ibound1
    The Apparat and their friends are never prosecuted. However the disfavored are sent to jail for crimes committed during the investigation itself! That’s the Soviet way. I sense a trend. Well at least billionaires can’t run over peasants in the road and walk away from it.

    That’s next.

    Well at least billionaires can’t run over peasants in the road and walk away from it.

    That’s an injustice that is in the throes of being remedied.

    Plus, there are other ways that should count: Teddy Kennedy, Laura Bush and Bruce Jenner all found imaginative ways to kill folks using vehicles… without running them over.

    Did they face the consequences?

    Absolutely – it’s just that the consequences for their ilk are not the same as the consequences for us peasants.

  112. @MEH 0910
    https://twitter.com/rtraister/status/1111345923706236928

    She’s not as tubby as I had imagined. Possibly I’d been confusing her with Aunt Jemimah.

  113. @anon
    "The Chinese high command is just salivating for the day when the entire Joint Chiefs of Staff is made up of black females."

    I have a feeling they won't even need to wait until then. The US will likely be in serious trouble long before, and black females will have contributed only a very small bit to that part by that time:

    American whites are increasingly immune to patriotic war propaganda; the US has an incredible, unsustainable trade deficit and federal deficit; millions of illegals are pouring across the border in a fashion similar to how late-stage invasions of Rome signaled the end was near; Europe is increasingly defiant, and I wonder how much longer before there is a backlash there against all the anti-European racism from the American left; the public increasingly wants higher social spending and lower military spending as China's economy and military grows...and the democrats will soon have the demographics to make it happen; social trust is already gone; the democratic party leadership is nearing 80 and the new generation has shown that it won't be subservient to the status quo for much longer; Italy defies the US over China's Silk Road; Germany defies the US over Nordstream 2; all of Europe and most of Asia defied the US over the Chinese Asian Infrastructure Bank; Japan defies the US over transgenders and there is consistent opposition to our base in Okinawa (and there is a growing backlash against American SJWs there, too); Russia is putting troops in Venezuela and defied the US over Syria; the US seemingly can't win any wars; the US is culturally and creatively bankrupt and can't make anything original that isn't a stupid superhero movie; the days of the US having the world's reserve currency are coming to a close with these massive deficits we are running; China is dominating 5G and will soon have a viable semiconductor industry (and the world's largest radio telescope, a moon landing, and the world's largest suspension bridges and longest dams); Asian videogame companies prove that when language is not a barrier they can dominate the West culturally..... and that's just a short list. Corruption goes unchallenged, freedoms are revoked, and race relations are at a generational low. How much longer before the masses rise up and destroy the economy with a Green New Deal just like the masses put Chavez in power in Venezuela, a guy who then destroyed their oil industry?

    All the warning signs are there for a great fall. I suspect that we'll start to see this in the 2020s. Russia, China, and Europe will all become much more restive when it does and Asian allies will rush to make peace with China on favorable terms before they get too strong to oppose. The sad thing is that Americans did it to themselves, demonstrating once and for all to future historians that democracy does not work in the long run, at least not with these demographics (IQ 100 normies), ancient genetics, and this level of technology.

    This is not a bad review and it’s unfortunate that you don’t have a name.

    I think it would be useful to compare 2019 to 2008, when Obama came to office. The malaise of the Iraq war and the WMD fiasco hung over everything. Obama had an ambitious agenda which passed for progressive at that time – for example, there was a plan to reduce CO2 emissions over the long term by instituting emissions trading. Then came the financial crisis, ‘TARP’ and various bailouts, and Obama found himself busy just managing the situation he had inherited. Social media took over the world and centralized the Internet in the cloud, identity politics and social justice activism became ubiquitous especially in his second term, and a new age of great-power competition dawned.

    My point is that not all of the problems you identify will continue to amplify unchecked. Some will just evaporate, they will turn out to be phenomena of the moment. Culture in particular is very changeable. As for some of the others… The US doesn’t need China, Russia or even Europe in order to be a successful country. If they go their own way, that needn’t touch America. Indeed, a Green New Deal (a concept which is at least ten years old) potentially dovetails very well with renewed economic nationalism, and a step away from a financialized economy with oligarchs presiding over chronically indebted lower classes. At the moment it is part of a progressive wishlist that also contains items like reparations, but perhaps the latter political impulse can be redirected to something like infrastructure repair.

    I would also say that the US, or the west in general, continues to have an enormous lead in science and the ability to do science. That really is a strength of western culture. Also, a number of the problems you identify (like corruption or lawlessness) are due specifically to the ruling class and not society as a whole. That is one of the things that the west’s populist revolution is meant to remedy.

    I am not saying that all will be well. Decline and disaster do happen. But renewals and new syntheses also occur.

  114. @Trevor H.

    Tchen, who is approximately a 5’2″” East Asian woman, somehow qualifies as an Honorary Large-and-in-Charge Black Sister.
     
    Still more evidence that Asians are challenging Jews for primacy in 21st Century America. Didn't take them long to copy the co-opting thing the Hebrews did with respect to blacks in the civil rights movement.

    When you see that the sassy woke black sitcoms are written and produced by Asians instead of Jews, you'll know it's kicked into high gear.

    When you see Asians running the major studios, not to mention hedge funds, internet companies, and investment banking firms, you'll know it's Game Over.

    They aren’t going to be writing the sitcoms. What 1.3 billion Chinese produce over in Asia isn’t great literature, and as for humor, the Chinese are a humorless people.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    I disagree with all of that but concur that Chinese writers in English are often abysmally bad -- a lot of the successes are SXSW hipster charlatans, like that parantheses-addicted imbecile who got caught shoplifting earphones at the Mahattan Apple store -- and humor is the last thing a language student gets.
    , @Mr McKenna
    That's actually a bit worrisome. Well, it would be if I ever consumed any recent media productions.
  115. @Jack D
    I repeat my earlier comment:


    “If you want a picture of the future, imagine a Ladies Size 6 Alexander Wang boot stomping on the human face, forever”. – Orwell’s revised edition “2024”

    It’s about time someone authors an updated version of 1984, plenty of material available.

  116. @Colin Wright
    '...Good God. I don’t like any White mans chances. Giving women the vote was an unqualified disaster...'

    Let's be honest. Giving blacks the vote was an unqualified disaster.

    We'd all rather it were otherwise, but it isn't.

    Stop me if I am wrong bu did not black men have the vote before white women?

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
    'Stop me if I am wrong bu did not black men have the vote before white women?'

    Technically, yeah. Effectively? No.
  117. @Currahee
    Oh yes indeed, Rahm is a snake of the first order.

    Methinks he is more like a weasel

  118. @MEH 0910
    https://twitter.com/rtraister/status/1111345923706236928

    At least in this photo she doesn’t look like she wants to gut the photographer. Somebody must have told a joke just before the shutter clicked.

  119. I think the Obamas are too savvy and image-conscious to get wrapped up in something as sketchy as this. They didn’t go from the IL state senate to the White House in 4 years by being dumb.

    Jarrett, however, always struck me as someone who really liked power and influence, but didn’t quite have the instincts about optics that the Obamas do. I have no problem imagining her thinking that she could make a call or two and make this quietly go away for an old friend.

    And who knows what her relationship was with Emmanuel at the White House. Rahm has never had a reputation for making friends. Maybe he was comfortable getting in front of this to the extent he was because he knows that if it blows up, it’ll land on her.

  120. @Jack Hanson
    Size 6? That's generous of you.

    The problem with your scenario is that the Matriarchy will last for an hour before it devolves into drama on a Hobbesian level.

    In that hour though, military tribunals will demand to know if you saw Captain Marvel.

  121. @JimB
    I’d like to think Americans care about the degradation of our justice system by Soros funded talented tenth crooks and Cabrini Green celebrity groupie prosecutors, but I suspect the demographic tipping point has been reached and doing anything about it at the polls in 2020 is hopeless. This is the new standard of politics and justice in America. Adapt or flee.

    It’s probably theoretically possible for whites to pull the pan out of the fire, even at this late date, but it would take a lot more solidarity and backbone than they appear to possess.

  122. @Barnard
    Do retirees have the option of rolling out their benefits to an IRA? I wouldn't just the state of Illinois to pay me a pension into old age unless I had no other choice.

    I have no idea about this. My impression (not well researched) is that they are making it difficult for business to wrap up. The key indicator is when they start making it hard for individuals to legally leave. There is a terrific Lionel Shriver book about this topic – The Mandibles.

  123. @Anon
    They aren't going to be writing the sitcoms. What 1.3 billion Chinese produce over in Asia isn't great literature, and as for humor, the Chinese are a humorless people.

    I disagree with all of that but concur that Chinese writers in English are often abysmally bad — a lot of the successes are SXSW hipster charlatans, like that parantheses-addicted imbecile who got caught shoplifting earphones at the Mahattan Apple store — and humor is the last thing a language student gets.

  124. @Simply Simon
    Stop me if I am wrong bu did not black men have the vote before white women?

    ‘Stop me if I am wrong bu did not black men have the vote before white women?’

    Technically, yeah. Effectively? No.

  125. @Anon
    They aren't going to be writing the sitcoms. What 1.3 billion Chinese produce over in Asia isn't great literature, and as for humor, the Chinese are a humorless people.

    That’s actually a bit worrisome. Well, it would be if I ever consumed any recent media productions.

  126. @Mike Zwick
    How about Sony? They run a few things in Hollywood, don't they?

    Sony Entertainment divisions have been mostly Jewish in the USA, as you probably know. Michael Lynton, Mickey Schulhof, Howard Stringer, Peter Guber, Steve Mosko(witz) etc etc. (Yeah, Stringer’s ‘part’ jewish.) The Nips got taken for a ride more than once.

    https://ew.com/article/1996/06/07/hit-run-how-jon-peters-and-peter-guber-took-sony-ride-hollywood/

    • Replies: @Mr McKenna
    Grrr....how could I forget Tom Rothman? And Jon Feltheimer? And the notorious Amy Pascal? Oh well, who can keep up?
  127. @Mr McKenna
    Sony Entertainment divisions have been mostly Jewish in the USA, as you probably know. Michael Lynton, Mickey Schulhof, Howard Stringer, Peter Guber, Steve Mosko(witz) etc etc. (Yeah, Stringer's 'part' jewish.) The Nips got taken for a ride more than once.

    https://ew.com/article/1996/06/07/hit-run-how-jon-peters-and-peter-guber-took-sony-ride-hollywood/

    Grrr….how could I forget Tom Rothman? And Jon Feltheimer? And the notorious Amy Pascal? Oh well, who can keep up?

  128. @njguy73

    The season premiere was watched by 18.44 million viewers and had a 5.2 rating in the 18–49 demographic, the highest rated Tuesday entertainment telecast in six years among adults 18–49, and television's highest rated comedy telecast on any night in 3.5 years, since The Big Bang Theory in September 2014.
     
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roseanne_(season_10)#Ratings

    Here's an article about the 1994-95 TV season with a ratings chart. The 2018 Roseanne
    reboot would have ranked below Walker, Texas Ranger and The Critic.

    The overall rating was 21, https://www.vulture.com/2014/08/1994-95-week-opening-essay-ratings-graphic.html

    That’s how it compared to other television shows. I asked how it compared with all video media.

    How important is television anymore?

  129. @South Texas Guy
    *The thing with the Soviet Union was, there were a credible threat to the West. In basic training (I was one of the last of the cold war army guys) we still sat through a couple of movies about the soviet army, all along the lines of 'This is Who You are up Against.'

    Cuba and Venensuela aren't deals because of the lack of a threat, the countries are just too big to pound outright and quickly. I forget the source but back in the 60's someone asked (a general, denfense sec., whoever) why we couldn't just go in and drive them out. He put a map of Cuba up over the US and it stretched from NYC to Ohio, meaning Cuba is a big damned island. Same with Venesuela.

    *Long way to go for not much, sorry. Long story short, we outspent the Soviets, and the others aren't worth the money or effort. Besides, IQ has little to do with being a dictator; it's a king of the hill game.

    He put a map of Cuba up over the US and it stretched from NYC to Ohio, meaning Cuba is a big damned island.

    Cuba is one quarter the superficy of Iraq and one sixth of Afghanistan’s.

  130. @attilathehen
    She is a light-skinned black. She has a Jewish "wife."

    Almost certainly wrong on both counts. I’m not claiming she’s 100% black, but her % of black ancestry is a mirror image of her opponent’s, which is quite low. Appearance in photos depends a lot on the light, natural or artificial. Bright light can make someone appear much lighter than they really are; vice versa with dim light. Or maybe you have the two of them confused with each other. As for the religion/ethnicity of the same sex spouse, a German surnamed person from the small town in NW Illinois she’s from is not likely to be Jewish.

    • Replies: @attilathehen
    I am certainly not wrong. Lightfoot looks and she knows she's black, regardless of the percentage.

    Look up her wife and her last name - it's Jewish.
  131. @Hibernian
    Almost certainly wrong on both counts. I'm not claiming she's 100% black, but her % of black ancestry is a mirror image of her opponent's, which is quite low. Appearance in photos depends a lot on the light, natural or artificial. Bright light can make someone appear much lighter than they really are; vice versa with dim light. Or maybe you have the two of them confused with each other. As for the religion/ethnicity of the same sex spouse, a German surnamed person from the small town in NW Illinois she's from is not likely to be Jewish.

    I am certainly not wrong. Lightfoot looks and she knows she’s black, regardless of the percentage.

    Look up her wife and her last name – it’s Jewish.

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