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From the U. of Oregon Daily Emerald:

Why Ta-Nehisi Coates’ $41,500 UO speech ended early
Cooper Green — March 10, 2017 at 4:16 pm

Ta-Nehisi Coates, renowned author and public speaker, left the stage at Matthew Knight Arena on Feb. 3 about 35 minutes before his contract with the University of Oregon suggested he would.

Coates, who began speaking to a crowd of 5,548 people at 6 p.m., was scheduled to speak until 7:15. Instead, he was off the stage by 6:40. His schedule also included a question-and-answer period with the crowd, which didn’t occur. …

For the speech and preceding UO events, Coates was paid $41,500. … Coates’ visit was tied to UO’s Common Reading program, which provided his book, “Between the World and Me,” to all first-year students at orientation in 2016.

… The talk was Coates’ fifth in five days, he announced during his speech. The evening before, he was at Oregon State University where he spoke from 6-7:30 p.m. For that event, he was paid $30,000, according to his contract with the university. …

Despite five consecutive speaking engagements, McFadden said Coates’ schedule wasn’t unusual.

“Speakers have that type of schedule all the time,” she said. …

You know, when you are making that kind of money, you can actually afford to insert a rest day in your schedule.

Click the links to read Coates’ full contract with UO and OSU.

Oddly enough, no students are reported to have chanted political doctrines to prevent interested onlookers from hearing Coates’ speech. Nor did masked vigilantes chase him around the campus and injure a professor hosting Coates.

But, unlike Charles Murray, Coates doesn’t possess anything as hatefully offensive as data and statistical analyses. Instead, Coates has an anecdote about an escalator.

 
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  1. Anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    Official Radical Negro Intellectual.

    I guess Cornel West wore out his welcome.

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    • Replies: @Another Anon
    Cornel West is inconvenient: he despised Obama, and (surprisingly) has enough of a spine to object to campus free-speech-for-me-but-not-for-thee thuggery.
    , @JohnnyD
    @Anon,
    I think Cornell West has been marginalized because he continually ripped Obama for being pro-Wall Street and for being a war monger. Also, Cornel West is a big supporter of the Palestinians, which might also explain why we never hear from him. Also, you can easily find other black "intellectuals" who equally obsessed with their blackness (i.e. Coates).
    , @Mr. Blank
    West is a pretty fascinating guy. Apparently he's a genuine heavyweight intellectual, but for some damn reason that probably only makes sense to him, he feels the need to knock about 50 points off his IQ and adopt the manners and style of a black preacher from Mississippi. The results are about as successful as most bookish, highly-intelligent folks who pretend to be "down" with the proles, but because he's black, people nod gravely and give golf-tournament applause to his act instead of pointing and laughing.
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  2. Mark Twain gave a speech to a gathering of prominent businessmen. His fee was $10K. He stood and addressed the group. “When I heard that I was to address this group, I was speechless.” He then sat down.

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  3. I’ll give Clinton and some of these others a modicum of credit: it takes a few iq points to keep the ruse up that long.

    My guess is Coats just ran out of stuff to say and couldn’t recover.

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    • Replies: @Frau Katze

    My guess is Coats just ran out of stuff to say and couldn’t recover.
     
    That sounds plausible.

    OTOH, if he gives these speeches a lot, you'd think he could just repeat them.

    Maybe he's just lazy or wanted to do something else. Kind of like a rock star. Not very disciplined.
    , @BigFire
    It's not like he's expected to say something different on every single speech. On these speaking tours, you're expected to have one or 2 speech and depending on the venue, give the speech in question.
    , @Mr. Anon

    I’ll give Clinton and some of these others a modicum of credit: it takes a few iq points to keep the ruse up that long.
     
    Bill Clinton's speeches aren't really speeches. They are bribes, after the fact - payment for services rendered. It doesn't matter what he says in them.
    , @Anonym
    My guess is Coats just ran out of stuff to say and couldn’t recover.

    Maybe that's how it started. Or maybe Coates was just padding his speech out. But then one of the audience members forgot to check their privilege and yelled out:

    "Come on!"
    , @Olorin
    Plus Chubby's black body had a sugar crash from the Nature Valley Granola Bars--Oats n Dark Chocolate stipulated in his contract.

    Ingredients:
    Whole grain oats, sugar, canola oil, dark chocolate pieces (chocolate liquor, sugar, soy lecithin, natural flavor), honey, rice flour, honey, cocoa, brown sugar syrup, salt, natural flavor, baking soda, soy lecithin.
     

    http://www.fooducate.com

    Whitey's fault for sure.

    , @donut
    "I’ll give Clinton and some of these others a modicum of credit: it takes a few iq points to keep the ruse up that long. " Wrong !! It takes s few IQ points for sure but the IQ points in question are the low IQ points in his audience .
    , @Father O'Hara
    Ran out of bad stuff to say about YT? Doubt that! Fool just lazy!
  4. You’ll never go broke marketing to status obsessed, white guilt liberals.

    Coates will be making 1% money for the rest of his life. I understand why Glenn Loury sounded bitter & jealous discussing Coates, it must be maddening for someone like him to witness Coates being feted by the cultural elite.

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    • Replies: @ogunsiron
    Especially since Glenn Loury's IQ is easily , say, 40 points north of Coates' ?
    , @oddsbodkins
    It must infuriate thinking blacks when white liberals pick someone vacuous like this and make the superstar they need out of him. T-NC is Chauncey Gardiner made real.
    , @Alec Leamas
    "Glenn Loury" doesn't have the self-segregating, faux-African ring to it that "Ta-Nehisi (Tennessee) Coates" does. This, together with his unintelligible, cumbersome prose that is beyond reasonable critique is what puts this hale fellow at the head of the professionally black class. It is Roger "Raj" Thomas look-alike Jamelle Bouie who has the most to complain about - had his parents added an apostrophe or other superfluous punctuation in his first name, he would have had a chance at the big time. I can imagine a "J'@m%ell-e Bouie" really giving Tennessee Coates a run for his easy, easy money.
    , @lavoisier
    So true. The brain dead white liberals at the Atlantic created this monster. There is no shortage of these SJW fools who will spend money to listen to drivel in order to virtue signal to others. Furthermore, it gives them credibility among their peers for, believe it or not, being an intellectual and interested in ideas. Watch how the hipster SJW on the plane shows off the latest book from this fool and you have identified the species.

    I feel sad for the genuine black intellectuals with real accomplishments who have to watch this spectacle of liberal worship for the black man.


    What is more racist than hailing a fool like Coates as a genius simply because he is a black man?

    , @dr kill
    Isn't the correct description from Michael Gerson - the soft bigotry of low expectations? Man, I wish I had said that first.
  5. To be fair, Coates needs to rest his “black body,” which is always taking a beating from people like Charles Murray and Steve King.

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  6. Nice to have a liberal guilt guaranteed market for your musings:

    “Coates visit was tied to UO’s Common Reading program, which provided his book, “Between the World and Me,” to all first-year students at orientation in 2016.”

    I wonder how much that deal was worth?

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    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    Probably not as much as his speech.

    The big money is not in writing, it is in speaking.

    , @Lot
    About 5,000 thin paperbacks, so maybe $15,000 to TNC.

    Making it 176 pages was part of the genius, adding it to a college requirement hits diversity requirements but can be read in 3 hours.
    , @Mr. Anon

    “Coates visit was tied to UO’s Common Reading program, which provided his book, “Between the World and Me,” to all first-year students at orientation in 2016.”
     
    Well, that would certainly be reading something that is rather common.

    I wonder how many of the books ended up in the trash on Day 1.
  7. You know, when you are making that kind of money, you can actually afford to insert a rest day in your schedule.

    Maybe. The race hustle never gets old but any individual hustler might eventually get exposed (Rev’m’s Jesse and Al don’t draw the attention they used to, but that could be merely because the audience has shifted). Doesn’t hurt to “take the money and run,” just in case.

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    • Replies: @Boomstick
    The University of Oregon and Oregon State University are about 45 minute's drive apart. It's a scenic drive, too! So it's not exactly taxing to hit both over two days.
    , @Buffalo Joe
    Thomas, Nice reply, but it's hard to run when you're carrying the kind of money Jesse and Al extorted from Goodwhites. Bags full.
  8. From the Contract:

    Green room to be supplied with nature valley granola bars oats n dark chocolate, flat water and light, healthy refreshment options.

    Hotel to have a full menu with healthy, low-fat meal choices

    Fee (subject to applicable taxes) 41,500 USD (includes speaker fee, air transportation and hometown ground transportation).

    The logic of the witch hunter is simple…. The first requirement is to invert the reality of power…. In a country where anyone who speaks out against the witches is soon found dangling by his heels from an oak at midnight with his head shrunk to the size of a baseball, we won’t see a lot of witch-hunting and we know there’s a serious witch problem. In a country where witch-hunting is a stable and lucrative career, and also an amateur pastime enjoyed by millions of hobbyists on the weekend, we know there are no real witches worth a damn. -Mencius Moldbug

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    • Replies: @syonredux

    Green room to be supplied with nature valley granola bars oats n dark chocolate, flat water and light, healthy refreshment options.

    Hotel to have a full menu with healthy, low-fat meal choices
     
    Guess that TNC is still working on keeping the weight off....


    https://www.theatlantic.com/personal/archive/2010/10/thirty-pounds-in-thirty-days/63899/
    , @Mr. Anon
    I thought he was going to ask for all black M&Ms.

    The idea of a contract specifying what snacks will be available is certainly silly and self-centered.
    , @Dave Pinsen

    Hotel to have a full menu with healthy, low-fat meal choices
     
    It's like he stopped learning about food 20+ years ago, when low fat was still the rage.

    From a comment at the Daily Emerald:

    It's amazing how quickly the 'oppressed' become the 'entitled'.
     
    , @Neoconned
    LOL granola.

    Black dudes where I live in the South would accuse him of being "on the down low" -- aka lavender in mannerisms
    , @Lex Corvus
    Redpill a friend today:

    https://www.amazon.com/Technology-Communism-Brown-Mencius-Moldbug-ebook/dp/B01E4U2ZL8

  9. @CCZ
    Nice to have a liberal guilt guaranteed market for your musings:

    "Coates visit was tied to UO’s Common Reading program, which provided his book, “Between the World and Me,” to all first-year students at orientation in 2016."

    I wonder how much that deal was worth?

    Probably not as much as his speech.

    The big money is not in writing, it is in speaking.

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    • Replies: @Grumpy
    Speaking of writing, Tiger Woods has a new book out:

    http://www.irishtimes.com/sport/golf/tiger-woods-new-book-paints-a-grim-picture-of-racism-endemic-in-golf-1.3018065
    , @midtown
    You need an image of an Indian with a single tear coming down his cheek for that comment.
  10. @Ed
    You'll never go broke marketing to status obsessed, white guilt liberals.

    Coates will be making 1% money for the rest of his life. I understand why Glenn Loury sounded bitter & jealous discussing Coates, it must be maddening for someone like him to witness Coates being feted by the cultural elite.

    Especially since Glenn Loury’s IQ is easily , say, 40 points north of Coates’ ?

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  11. Coates, who began speaking to a crowd of 5,548 people at 6 p.m., was scheduled to speak until 7:15. Instead, he was off the stage by 6:40. His schedule also included a question-and-answer period with the crowd, which didn’t occur. …

    For the speech and preceding UO events, Coates was paid $41,500. … Coates’ visit was tied to UO’s Common Reading program, which provided his book, “Between the World and Me,” to all first-year students at orientation in 2016.

    Oh, come now. Tsk, tsk. Lay off the poor boy. He deserves it. He’s just making up for centuries of slavery and white privilege, ya know. White people (e.g., Hillary) make a lot more than that for a 35 minute speech. And she doesn’t take any questions either (unless they’re rigged in advance by Donna Brazile and CNN).

    Any white person can easily make $41,000 in 35 minutes because of “institutional racism”… how can you hold it against him?

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  12. Speaker to have a dedicated handler at all times once on-site. This person must be able to keep Speaker protected from any crowds.

    Charles Murray should have had that in his contract with Middlebury. Or is it only people on the left whose bodies are routinely broken?

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    • Replies: @AndrewR
    It's difficult to overstate how brave he is. The danger faced by a black man preaching against white supremacy at a university in the Pacific Northwest in 2017 is almost incomprehensible. He truly is a light unto us all.
  13. @Polynikes
    I'll give Clinton and some of these others a modicum of credit: it takes a few iq points to keep the ruse up that long.

    My guess is Coats just ran out of stuff to say and couldn't recover.

    My guess is Coats just ran out of stuff to say and couldn’t recover.

    That sounds plausible.

    OTOH, if he gives these speeches a lot, you’d think he could just repeat them.

    Maybe he’s just lazy or wanted to do something else. Kind of like a rock star. Not very disciplined.

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    • Replies: @Clyde

    OTOH, if he gives these speeches a lot, you’d think he could just repeat them.
    Maybe he’s just lazy or wanted to do something else. Kind of like a rock star. Not very disciplined.
     
    Rock stars do in fact give the same speech each night. They will have fixed set of 20 tunes and Mick Jagger (example) will deliver the same patter between tunes in Detroit as he did in Cleveland. The set will vary from tour to tour.
    Bruce Springsteen varies his sets more than the others. Hard to believe but this hash slinger of working class Americana is very big in Europe and performs in stadiums there, Australia, anywhere.

    Has G+enius Coates never heard of teleprompters?
    , @bomag
    I'm thinking he could have found an illegal immigrant to deliver his speech for a few bucks.

    Imagine the status points: "Here to deliver Ta-Genius's speech, in defiance of Donald Trump's ban, is a Dreamer of undetermined gender and sexual orientation; infected with several diseases; from a Muslim country; who has been forced to perform clitorectomies by Western imperialism."

    The clapping would never stop.

  14. @Thomas

    You know, when you are making that kind of money, you can actually afford to insert a rest day in your schedule.
     
    Maybe. The race hustle never gets old but any individual hustler might eventually get exposed (Rev'm's Jesse and Al don't draw the attention they used to, but that could be merely because the audience has shifted). Doesn't hurt to "take the money and run," just in case.

    The University of Oregon and Oregon State University are about 45 minute’s drive apart. It’s a scenic drive, too! So it’s not exactly taxing to hit both over two days.

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    • Replies: @Fran Macadam
    It's pretty much, rain, rain, rain this time of year. You'd have to break speed laws to get from one to the other in an hour.
  15. @Ed
    You'll never go broke marketing to status obsessed, white guilt liberals.

    Coates will be making 1% money for the rest of his life. I understand why Glenn Loury sounded bitter & jealous discussing Coates, it must be maddening for someone like him to witness Coates being feted by the cultural elite.

    It must infuriate thinking blacks when white liberals pick someone vacuous like this and make the superstar they need out of him. T-NC is Chauncey Gardiner made real.

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    • Replies: @Mr. Anon

    T-NC is Chauncey Gardiner made real.
     
    Being Black.
    , @Harry Baldwin
    Well then, we may at least take some satisfaction from that.
  16. His schedule also included a question-and-answer period with the crowd, which didn’t occur.

    Reminds me of when The Atlantic shut down Disqus on Coates’ articles.

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    • Replies: @BenKenobi
    I get a real kick out of seeing "comments are closed for this article."

    It's an admission of falsehood.
  17. @Ed
    You'll never go broke marketing to status obsessed, white guilt liberals.

    Coates will be making 1% money for the rest of his life. I understand why Glenn Loury sounded bitter & jealous discussing Coates, it must be maddening for someone like him to witness Coates being feted by the cultural elite.

    “Glenn Loury” doesn’t have the self-segregating, faux-African ring to it that “Ta-Nehisi (Tennessee) Coates” does. This, together with his unintelligible, cumbersome prose that is beyond reasonable critique is what puts this hale fellow at the head of the professionally black class. It is Roger “Raj” Thomas look-alike Jamelle Bouie who has the most to complain about – had his parents added an apostrophe or other superfluous punctuation in his first name, he would have had a chance at the big time. I can imagine a “J’@m%ell-e Bouie” really giving Tennessee Coates a run for his easy, easy money.

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  18. $41k and a mule.

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    • LOL: Buffalo Joe
    • Replies: @whorefinder
    Threadwinner.
    , @Alec Leamas
    N.B. Someone here has lately been going by the moniker of "40 Acres and a Kardashian" and it's brilliant.
    , @tyrone
    they wouldn't know what to do with either
  19. @Polynikes
    I'll give Clinton and some of these others a modicum of credit: it takes a few iq points to keep the ruse up that long.

    My guess is Coats just ran out of stuff to say and couldn't recover.

    It’s not like he’s expected to say something different on every single speech. On these speaking tours, you’re expected to have one or 2 speech and depending on the venue, give the speech in question.

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    • Replies: @NOTA
    Most likely he got sick or something and needed to finish fast and get to a bathroom. If you want to keep getting invited to give talks, you don't short your audience.
  20. Anonymous says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    Here’s a video of his speech. Pretty similar to every speech he’s ever made.

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    • LOL: Clyde, AndrewR, rw95
    • Replies: @fish
    From Troofs Greatest Hits!
    , @rw95
    What is this originally from?
  21. Tahehehehenenenesi Coates is just being the Corporate Token Lazy Negro he’s always been, just like the President he worshiped.

    Why should you demand he speak as long as he was contracted to do? Don’t you know he’s tired from 400 years of oppression and 5,000 years of whitey stealing from his people?

    And do you know who else had contracts? Slave buyers and slave sellers!

    This will no doubt give Lazy Coates grist for a number of blog posts and at least one full-fledged Atlantic column.

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  22. @Polynikes
    I'll give Clinton and some of these others a modicum of credit: it takes a few iq points to keep the ruse up that long.

    My guess is Coats just ran out of stuff to say and couldn't recover.

    I’ll give Clinton and some of these others a modicum of credit: it takes a few iq points to keep the ruse up that long.

    Bill Clinton’s speeches aren’t really speeches. They are bribes, after the fact – payment for services rendered. It doesn’t matter what he says in them.

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    • Replies: @tyrone
    tnc's "speeches" are bribes too although I don't think it will stop the rash of nooses,sheets,swastikas,etc.etc.etc. next term.
  23. @Lord Jeff Sessions
    From the Contract:

    Green room to be supplied with nature valley granola bars oats n dark chocolate, flat water and light, healthy refreshment options.

    Hotel to have a full menu with healthy, low-fat meal choices

    Fee (subject to applicable taxes) 41,500 USD (includes speaker fee, air transportation and hometown ground transportation).

     

    The logic of the witch hunter is simple…. The first requirement is to invert the reality of power…. In a country where anyone who speaks out against the witches is soon found dangling by his heels from an oak at midnight with his head shrunk to the size of a baseball, we won’t see a lot of witch-hunting and we know there’s a serious witch problem. In a country where witch-hunting is a stable and lucrative career, and also an amateur pastime enjoyed by millions of hobbyists on the weekend, we know there are no real witches worth a damn. -Mencius Moldbug

    Green room to be supplied with nature valley granola bars oats n dark chocolate, flat water and light, healthy refreshment options.

    Hotel to have a full menu with healthy, low-fat meal choices

    Guess that TNC is still working on keeping the weight off….

    https://www.theatlantic.com/personal/archive/2010/10/thirty-pounds-in-thirty-days/63899/

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  24. @oddsbodkins
    It must infuriate thinking blacks when white liberals pick someone vacuous like this and make the superstar they need out of him. T-NC is Chauncey Gardiner made real.

    T-NC is Chauncey Gardiner made real.

    Being Black.

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  25. … The talk was Coates’ fifth in five days, he announced during his speech.

    Oh, not the dreaded Plantation again!

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  26. @CCZ
    Nice to have a liberal guilt guaranteed market for your musings:

    "Coates visit was tied to UO’s Common Reading program, which provided his book, “Between the World and Me,” to all first-year students at orientation in 2016."

    I wonder how much that deal was worth?

    About 5,000 thin paperbacks, so maybe $15,000 to TNC.

    Making it 176 pages was part of the genius, adding it to a college requirement hits diversity requirements but can be read in 3 hours.

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  27. @Lord Jeff Sessions
    From the Contract:

    Green room to be supplied with nature valley granola bars oats n dark chocolate, flat water and light, healthy refreshment options.

    Hotel to have a full menu with healthy, low-fat meal choices

    Fee (subject to applicable taxes) 41,500 USD (includes speaker fee, air transportation and hometown ground transportation).

     

    The logic of the witch hunter is simple…. The first requirement is to invert the reality of power…. In a country where anyone who speaks out against the witches is soon found dangling by his heels from an oak at midnight with his head shrunk to the size of a baseball, we won’t see a lot of witch-hunting and we know there’s a serious witch problem. In a country where witch-hunting is a stable and lucrative career, and also an amateur pastime enjoyed by millions of hobbyists on the weekend, we know there are no real witches worth a damn. -Mencius Moldbug

    I thought he was going to ask for all black M&Ms.

    The idea of a contract specifying what snacks will be available is certainly silly and self-centered.

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    • Replies: @Lot
    Thesmokinggun.com has some absurd snack requirements written into band contracts.

    1200 people came to the event where he was paid $41,250. So about $40 per person to see the magic of TNC live when there are dozens of free videos online.

    The speaker circuit is a racket where the pretense is education, but the reality is a chance for the booking people and top admins to give money to fellow elites and hobnob a bit with them when they arrive.
  28. @CCZ
    Nice to have a liberal guilt guaranteed market for your musings:

    "Coates visit was tied to UO’s Common Reading program, which provided his book, “Between the World and Me,” to all first-year students at orientation in 2016."

    I wonder how much that deal was worth?

    “Coates visit was tied to UO’s Common Reading program, which provided his book, “Between the World and Me,” to all first-year students at orientation in 2016.”

    Well, that would certainly be reading something that is rather common.

    I wonder how many of the books ended up in the trash on Day 1.

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  29. Anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    ROTFL

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    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    I think Rwanda tends to have rich volcanic soil and is at a healthy altitude that cuts down on disease.

    It was pretty densely populated and well-organized when Speke and Burton got there in the 1860s looking for the source of the Nile.

  30. @Mr. Anon
    I thought he was going to ask for all black M&Ms.

    The idea of a contract specifying what snacks will be available is certainly silly and self-centered.

    Thesmokinggun.com has some absurd snack requirements written into band contracts.

    1200 people came to the event where he was paid $41,250. So about $40 per person to see the magic of TNC live when there are dozens of free videos online.

    The speaker circuit is a racket where the pretense is education, but the reality is a chance for the booking people and top admins to give money to fellow elites and hobnob a bit with them when they arrive.

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    • Replies: @Lurker
    I was impressed when I read this a few years ago:

    http://www.contactmusic.com/iron-maiden/news/maiden-keep-it-simple-on-tour_1161659

    "We got rid of most of our rider. We just have three loaves of white bread, some butter, a tin of tuna fish and some beers. People come backstage looking for the spread of food and we say, 'Go make yourself a sandwich'. And we don't want vases of flowers. Do we look like the sort of blokes who have flowers in their dressing room?"
     
    , @Jack Hanson
    My understanding is that Guns and Roses or Van Halen had the insane requirements like "all brown M&Ms" to make sure the contract was read.

    Their FX requirements were extremely detailed and someone ignoring how to place their light fixtures could result in one of the band getting electrocuted to death. So if they saw that their snack requirement had been read, they had a good idea that the entire contract had been read and that they weren't going to find a total mess when they looked at how their soundstage was wired.

  31. @Anon
    ROTFL

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5D8NLFPY5A

    I think Rwanda tends to have rich volcanic soil and is at a healthy altitude that cuts down on disease.

    It was pretty densely populated and well-organized when Speke and Burton got there in the 1860s looking for the source of the Nile.

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  32. Anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    Slightly off topic.
    Lots of fun up north over a Canadian Senator (and Pentecostal minister) ‘s affair with a teenage girl.
    Lawyer says calls for his resignation are racist.

    The lawyer for embattled Sen. Don Meredith says his client feels he would not be facing the same level of criticism over his relationship with a teenage girl if he were a member of the “old white boys club.”
    There’s a lynch mob mentality that’s going on right now that’s not helpful to anyone,” said lawyer Selwyn Pieters.

    https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2017/03/19/racism-at-play-in-criticisms-of-don-meredith-senators-lawyer-says.html

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    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    Anon, The article includes every time worn cliché relating to the Talented Tenth when they get in trouble. Whitey always trying to pull them down.
    , @Jim Don Bob
    Wait! I thought Don Meredith was dead. Wasn't he white?
  33. @Lot
    Thesmokinggun.com has some absurd snack requirements written into band contracts.

    1200 people came to the event where he was paid $41,250. So about $40 per person to see the magic of TNC live when there are dozens of free videos online.

    The speaker circuit is a racket where the pretense is education, but the reality is a chance for the booking people and top admins to give money to fellow elites and hobnob a bit with them when they arrive.

    I was impressed when I read this a few years ago:

    http://www.contactmusic.com/iron-maiden/news/maiden-keep-it-simple-on-tour_1161659

    “We got rid of most of our rider. We just have three loaves of white bread, some butter, a tin of tuna fish and some beers. People come backstage looking for the spread of food and we say, ‘Go make yourself a sandwich’. And we don’t want vases of flowers. Do we look like the sort of blokes who have flowers in their dressing room?”

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  34. @Frau Katze

    My guess is Coats just ran out of stuff to say and couldn’t recover.
     
    That sounds plausible.

    OTOH, if he gives these speeches a lot, you'd think he could just repeat them.

    Maybe he's just lazy or wanted to do something else. Kind of like a rock star. Not very disciplined.

    OTOH, if he gives these speeches a lot, you’d think he could just repeat them.
    Maybe he’s just lazy or wanted to do something else. Kind of like a rock star. Not very disciplined.

    Rock stars do in fact give the same speech each night. They will have fixed set of 20 tunes and Mick Jagger (example) will deliver the same patter between tunes in Detroit as he did in Cleveland. The set will vary from tour to tour.
    Bruce Springsteen varies his sets more than the others. Hard to believe but this hash slinger of working class Americana is very big in Europe and performs in stadiums there, Australia, anywhere.

    Has G+enius Coates never heard of teleprompters?

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    • Replies: @Frau Katze
    I thought of Mick Jagger as I was posting the comment, how he's touring a lot at his age.

    I note from reading full article that the event was paid for by donors. No student bought a ticket.

    That makes it even easier to quit early. His audience didn't pay to listen, so easy come, easy go. The rock stars that are touring couldn't get away with that. Bad comparison!
    , @Ganderson
    The Grateful Dead did a different show every night- even when they played multiple nights in the same city. And they had no between tunes patter.
    , @Kylie
    I did debate and extemp in high school and spent years in various choirs. Singing in public takes much more energy than speaking in public does.

    Not a fan of Mick or Bruce but I understand from those who've seen them live that they don't just phone their performances in. (Maybe they do now that they're so old but they didn't in their primes.) I'm sure they were expending lots of energy. Certainly more than Genius T. Coates does when condescending to lecture his fans. I doubt his black body ever works up a sweat.
    , @Brutusale
    As always, The Simpsons riffs on this.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eh2teM0GlYM
  35. @International Jew

    His schedule also included a question-and-answer period with the crowd, which didn’t occur.
     
    Reminds me of when The Atlantic shut down Disqus on Coates' articles.

    I get a real kick out of seeing “comments are closed for this article.”

    It’s an admission of falsehood.

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    • Replies: @AndrewR
    Not being able to comment is better than having unmoderated comments.

    But in TNC's case, it's not that they are unable to moderate the comments but that the articles are so Orwellian.
  36. @Lord Jeff Sessions
    From the Contract:

    Green room to be supplied with nature valley granola bars oats n dark chocolate, flat water and light, healthy refreshment options.

    Hotel to have a full menu with healthy, low-fat meal choices

    Fee (subject to applicable taxes) 41,500 USD (includes speaker fee, air transportation and hometown ground transportation).

     

    The logic of the witch hunter is simple…. The first requirement is to invert the reality of power…. In a country where anyone who speaks out against the witches is soon found dangling by his heels from an oak at midnight with his head shrunk to the size of a baseball, we won’t see a lot of witch-hunting and we know there’s a serious witch problem. In a country where witch-hunting is a stable and lucrative career, and also an amateur pastime enjoyed by millions of hobbyists on the weekend, we know there are no real witches worth a damn. -Mencius Moldbug

    Hotel to have a full menu with healthy, low-fat meal choices

    It’s like he stopped learning about food 20+ years ago, when low fat was still the rage.

    From a comment at the Daily Emerald:

    It’s amazing how quickly the ‘oppressed’ become the ‘entitled’.

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    • Replies: @The Anti-Gnostic

    Three things make Earth unquiet
    And four She cannot brook
    The godly Agur counted them
    And put them in a book—
    Those Four Tremendous Curses
    With which mankind is cursed
    But a Servant when He Reigneth
    Old Agur entered first.
     
    Kipling was a wise man. I don't think any man of letters since has equalled his sagacity.
    , @bomag

    It’s amazing how quickly the ‘oppressed’ become the ‘entitled’.
     
    And note how they quickly start demanding top spots and policy making posts, e.g. the Oscars and various college Deans in charge of diversity policy.
    , @MarcB.
    "It’s like he stopped learning about food 20+ years ago, when low fat was still the rage".

    He left off the the halved-grapefruit and skim cottage cheese.
    , @Massimo Heitor

    It’s amazing how quickly the ‘oppressed’ become the ‘entitled’.
     
    Coates isn't entitled to get these lavish speaking contracts, he's successful.

    The pithy absurdity here is that Coates has achieved great success from his own oppression.

    Why doesn't Sailer do public speaking engagements at universities and raise his public profile?
  37. Some orientation. I remember we had to read Mill’s On Liberty, which turned out to be a libertarian tract. Gertrude Himmelfarb wrote a book about this later. Mill was under the thumb of his wife at the time, so she entitled it On Bondage.

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    • Replies: @Percy Gryce

    Armour was also a police officer, professional football player, and back-to-back winner of Camp Pendleton’s Strongest Warrior Competition.
     
    Note the different standards for men and women in that competition, so the Brawny Woman is not so brawny:

    http://www.pendleton.marines.mil/News/News-Article-Display/Article/536976/pendleton-marines-compete-in-strongest-warrior-competition/

    , @Buffalo Joe
    Anon, I clicked on the link, but that's a guy right?
  39. … The talk was Coates’ fifth in five days, he announced during his speech. The evening before, he was at Oregon State University where he spoke from 6-7:30 p.m. For that event, he was paid $30,000, according to his contract with the university

    For this kind of money you would think T+++ Coates might relax a bit and give a few minority writer’s workshops at the University. Might spend a few minutes mentoring Samoan and Aleutian Islander students. But no, it’s all about The Bejamins for A+++ Coates.

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    He was probably impatient to score. Earning that much money tends to bring out a black guy’s urge to set hundred dollars bills alight while snorting coke off a white chick’s ass.

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  41. Steve, on a more serious note…. Does Kim Jong-Un have missiles that can reach Southern California??? Because I can put up with these leftists for a while longer, but if the nukes start landing, I want to be the hell out of Dodge.

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    • Replies: @Neuday
    Does Kim Jong-Un have missiles that can reach Southern California???

    What do the Norks have against Mexicans?

  42. @Anon
    Official Radical Negro Intellectual.

    I guess Cornel West wore out his welcome.

    Cornel West is inconvenient: he despised Obama, and (surprisingly) has enough of a spine to object to campus free-speech-for-me-but-not-for-thee thuggery.

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  43. Why Ta-Nehisi Coates’ $41,500 UO speech ended early

    Before I read the story I assumed it was because they ran out of money.

    UO’s Common Reading program, which provided his book, “Between the World and Me,” to all first-year students at orientation in 2016

    Perhaps the most shocking passage: ‘Welcome to the UofO, here’s your complementary copy of a book by a pop faux black intellectual.’

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  44. @Clyde

    OTOH, if he gives these speeches a lot, you’d think he could just repeat them.
    Maybe he’s just lazy or wanted to do something else. Kind of like a rock star. Not very disciplined.
     
    Rock stars do in fact give the same speech each night. They will have fixed set of 20 tunes and Mick Jagger (example) will deliver the same patter between tunes in Detroit as he did in Cleveland. The set will vary from tour to tour.
    Bruce Springsteen varies his sets more than the others. Hard to believe but this hash slinger of working class Americana is very big in Europe and performs in stadiums there, Australia, anywhere.

    Has G+enius Coates never heard of teleprompters?

    I thought of Mick Jagger as I was posting the comment, how he’s touring a lot at his age.

    I note from reading full article that the event was paid for by donors. No student bought a ticket.

    That makes it even easier to quit early. His audience didn’t pay to listen, so easy come, easy go. The rock stars that are touring couldn’t get away with that. Bad comparison!

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  45. @Steve Sailer
    Probably not as much as his speech.

    The big money is not in writing, it is in speaking.

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    • Replies: @Amasius
    I like George Carlin's take on (Lance Armstrong and) Tiger Woods:

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

    He called it on both of them well before their respective implosions.
    , @Pericles
    Poor Tiger, he always had to struggle against The Man.
  46. I’m a highly qualified professional trying to switch fields. I can barely afford health insurance, let alone anything else. I put in more hours than I need to at a lower-than-market rate because I’m desperate to make a few bucks. The supposed low unemployment rate is a “juked stat.”

    Perhaps I’m in the wrong fields. I know that iSteve commenters are highly intelligent people who tend to be well-established. In any case, TNC (I don’t know how to pronounce his name) sucks.

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    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    Reg, It's not that you're in the wrong field, it's that you're in the wrong skin. Try making people feel guilty about you and then start a Go-fund-Me page.
  47. @Lot
    Thesmokinggun.com has some absurd snack requirements written into band contracts.

    1200 people came to the event where he was paid $41,250. So about $40 per person to see the magic of TNC live when there are dozens of free videos online.

    The speaker circuit is a racket where the pretense is education, but the reality is a chance for the booking people and top admins to give money to fellow elites and hobnob a bit with them when they arrive.

    My understanding is that Guns and Roses or Van Halen had the insane requirements like “all brown M&Ms” to make sure the contract was read.

    Their FX requirements were extremely detailed and someone ignoring how to place their light fixtures could result in one of the band getting electrocuted to death. So if they saw that their snack requirement had been read, they had a good idea that the entire contract had been read and that they weren’t going to find a total mess when they looked at how their soundstage was wired.

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    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    Tom Petty got electrocuted on stage around 1978.

    After awhile he came back to finish the song then called it a night.

    , @Gary in Gramercy
    It was Van Halen; David Lee Roth spilled the beans (well, the M&M's) in a 2012 interview. See http://www.businessinsider.com/van-halen-brown-m-ms-contract-2016-9.
    , @AndrewR
    Same concept as military basic training.

    If you can't do pointless things like making your bed with a high attention to detail, you can't be trusted to do important things with a high attention to detail.

    , @Olorin
    Electrocute is a portmanteau word:

    electric (-ity) + (exec)ute

    Electrocution is by definition to death.

    Otherwise you're just shocked, zapped, or bitten (to use terms favored by Sparkys OMA). Or struck as by lightning.
  48. @Grumpy
    Speaking of writing, Tiger Woods has a new book out:

    http://www.irishtimes.com/sport/golf/tiger-woods-new-book-paints-a-grim-picture-of-racism-endemic-in-golf-1.3018065

    I like George Carlin’s take on (Lance Armstrong and) Tiger Woods:

    He called it on both of them well before their respective implosions.

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    • Replies: @donut
    I never cared for Carlin , I think his only talent was determining which way the wind was blowing . My own personal experience with Irishmen was that they would betray a shipmate for an hour of OT .
  49. @Grumpy
    Speaking of writing, Tiger Woods has a new book out:

    http://www.irishtimes.com/sport/golf/tiger-woods-new-book-paints-a-grim-picture-of-racism-endemic-in-golf-1.3018065

    Poor Tiger, he always had to struggle against The Man.

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  50. @Jack Hanson
    My understanding is that Guns and Roses or Van Halen had the insane requirements like "all brown M&Ms" to make sure the contract was read.

    Their FX requirements were extremely detailed and someone ignoring how to place their light fixtures could result in one of the band getting electrocuted to death. So if they saw that their snack requirement had been read, they had a good idea that the entire contract had been read and that they weren't going to find a total mess when they looked at how their soundstage was wired.

    Tom Petty got electrocuted on stage around 1978.

    After awhile he came back to finish the song then called it a night.

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  51. @Jack Hanson
    My understanding is that Guns and Roses or Van Halen had the insane requirements like "all brown M&Ms" to make sure the contract was read.

    Their FX requirements were extremely detailed and someone ignoring how to place their light fixtures could result in one of the band getting electrocuted to death. So if they saw that their snack requirement had been read, they had a good idea that the entire contract had been read and that they weren't going to find a total mess when they looked at how their soundstage was wired.

    It was Van Halen; David Lee Roth spilled the beans (well, the M&M’s) in a 2012 interview. See http://www.businessinsider.com/van-halen-brown-m-ms-contract-2016-9.

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  52. @Polynikes
    I'll give Clinton and some of these others a modicum of credit: it takes a few iq points to keep the ruse up that long.

    My guess is Coats just ran out of stuff to say and couldn't recover.

    My guess is Coats just ran out of stuff to say and couldn’t recover.

    Maybe that’s how it started. Or maybe Coates was just padding his speech out. But then one of the audience members forgot to check their privilege and yelled out:

    “Come on!”

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  53. @Steve Sailer
    Tom Petty got electrocuted on stage around 1978.

    After awhile he came back to finish the song then called it a night.

    So this guy is the new Malcolm Gladwell?

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  54. @Boomstick
    The University of Oregon and Oregon State University are about 45 minute's drive apart. It's a scenic drive, too! So it's not exactly taxing to hit both over two days.

    It’s pretty much, rain, rain, rain this time of year. You’d have to break speed laws to get from one to the other in an hour.

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  55. “The speaker circuit is a racket where the pretense is education, but the reality is a chance for the booking people and top admins to give money to fellow elites and hobnob a bit with them when they arrive.”

    One of the other commentators made this observation, and it is absolutely true. For years at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio I watched this unfold. There would be four to five per academic year, picked by a small committee of lefties and careerist administerators selected by the President. Then the check-off list to hit each of the official “victim-groups”. The worthless “studies” majors (fill-in-the-blank … black, women, etc.) faculty would make their students attend the mass event, speaker session, which would be after the small “reception” for the high-ups to do the mingling and the ass-kissing.
    Typical annual program:
    September — Black Leftist to talk about racism — Van Jones
    November — White woman liberal to talk about the oppression of women —
    Barbara Ehrenreich
    January — White male liberal to talk about evil Republicans — Dan Rather or Nicholas Kristof
    March — Transgendered something or other to talk about homophobia — Laverne Cox
    April — Another White liberal to complain about stupid white people — Tom Harkin

    And, of course, none of these gems comes for less than 50 or 60K.

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    • Replies: @Anon
    Well, you can't expect someone in the hard sciences to come out and talk at the average college. Almost no one in the audience would be able to understand them if they talked about what they did. The typical speaker at these places has to be understood by every student in the audience, and that means they're pitching their material at about a 6th-grade level. Well-known public speakers with a 6th-grade intellect are ideal.

    Anyway, the speakers are used to recruit students to come to the school. Liberal parents read that X college invited so-and-so to speak, and say, Oh, they must be a goodwhite college filled with goodwhitethought. Let's give them my kid to be properly indoctrinated and a lot of goodwhite guiltymoney along with it.

    PC hiring of grievance speakers is the equivalent of a modern-day potlatch, and it's akin to what the big man of some primitive tribe does. They throw a huge party and give away stuff to gain support from the tribe and prove what a terrific guy they are who deserves to be in charge. In the case of colleges, the invited grievance speaker is supposed to symbolize a poor and oppressed class of people, and the yokels in the audience are being taught that you should feel good at the end of the speech, and that they too should give away lots of money to the oppressed (or at least one of their symbolic exemplars) when they actually get some later on in life, because it will make them feel like goodwhites who deserve to be in charge and praised for being noble. It's also the modern-day equivalent of religious tithing for atheists and other unchurched people, though this giving of money to just a single occasional person actually has very little effect on improving the status of an entire class of people, but don't tell goodwhites that or they'll get upset.
  56. @Ed
    You'll never go broke marketing to status obsessed, white guilt liberals.

    Coates will be making 1% money for the rest of his life. I understand why Glenn Loury sounded bitter & jealous discussing Coates, it must be maddening for someone like him to witness Coates being feted by the cultural elite.

    So true. The brain dead white liberals at the Atlantic created this monster. There is no shortage of these SJW fools who will spend money to listen to drivel in order to virtue signal to others. Furthermore, it gives them credibility among their peers for, believe it or not, being an intellectual and interested in ideas. Watch how the hipster SJW on the plane shows off the latest book from this fool and you have identified the species.

    I feel sad for the genuine black intellectuals with real accomplishments who have to watch this spectacle of liberal worship for the black man.

    What is more racist than hailing a fool like Coates as a genius simply because he is a black man?

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    • Replies: @NOTA
    Lowbrow and accessible sells. Consider how many more people know who Rush Limbaugh is than know who Charles Murray is.
    , @Buffalo Joe
    lav, The answer to your question is: Electing one POTUS.
  57. Actually, he spoke longer than he needed to. All he had to do was appear in order to show that OU is the kind of institution that would invite him, that they are in sync with him and other right thinkers.

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  58. Coates is shilling for more money in his afro-pocket, promoting more afro-group entitlements, and steering afro-voters to elect diversity compliant politicians.

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  59. His Black Body grew tired. It’s White people’s fault……

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    • Replies: @Anon
    He needed to heed the words of a great African-American, "I don't feel no ways tired"

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-H9BOIYhgc

  60. @Mr. Anon

    I’ll give Clinton and some of these others a modicum of credit: it takes a few iq points to keep the ruse up that long.
     
    Bill Clinton's speeches aren't really speeches. They are bribes, after the fact - payment for services rendered. It doesn't matter what he says in them.

    tnc’s “speeches” are bribes too although I don’t think it will stop the rash of nooses,sheets,swastikas,etc.etc.etc. next term.

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  61. @Dave Pinsen

    Hotel to have a full menu with healthy, low-fat meal choices
     
    It's like he stopped learning about food 20+ years ago, when low fat was still the rage.

    From a comment at the Daily Emerald:

    It's amazing how quickly the 'oppressed' become the 'entitled'.
     

    Three things make Earth unquiet
    And four She cannot brook
    The godly Agur counted them
    And put them in a book—
    Those Four Tremendous Curses
    With which mankind is cursed
    But a Servant when He Reigneth
    Old Agur entered first.

    Kipling was a wise man. I don’t think any man of letters since has equalled his sagacity.

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  62. Missing part of Cassius Clay’s poem:

    Don’t give me 41K to talk to no school,
    Just give me my 40 acres and my mule!

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  63. @JeremiahJohnbalaya
    Steve, on a more serious note.... Does Kim Jong-Un have missiles that can reach Southern California??? Because I can put up with these leftists for a while longer, but if the nukes start landing, I want to be the hell out of Dodge.

    Does Kim Jong-Un have missiles that can reach Southern California???

    What do the Norks have against Mexicans?

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  64. No riots as he spewed his vitriol. Its difficult not to view ourselves as a defeated people living under conquerors.

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  65. @pepperinmono
    Missing part of Cassius Clay's poem:

    Don't give me 41K to talk to no school,
    Just give me my 40 acres and my mule!

    Ali read that poem on Johnny Carson, no less.

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  66. Black folks call it “CPT”.

    As in, “he’s runnin’ on CPT.”

    Colored People’s Time.

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  67. Anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @Roger that
    His Black Body grew tired. It's White people's fault......

    He needed to heed the words of a great African-American, “I don’t feel no ways tired”

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-H9BOIYhgc

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  68. @Frau Katze

    My guess is Coats just ran out of stuff to say and couldn’t recover.
     
    That sounds plausible.

    OTOH, if he gives these speeches a lot, you'd think he could just repeat them.

    Maybe he's just lazy or wanted to do something else. Kind of like a rock star. Not very disciplined.

    I’m thinking he could have found an illegal immigrant to deliver his speech for a few bucks.

    Imagine the status points: “Here to deliver Ta-Genius’s speech, in defiance of Donald Trump’s ban, is a Dreamer of undetermined gender and sexual orientation; infected with several diseases; from a Muslim country; who has been forced to perform clitorectomies by Western imperialism.”

    The clapping would never stop.

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    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    Bomag, Nor would you want to be the first to stop clapping.
  69. @tyrone
    tnc's "speeches" are bribes too although I don't think it will stop the rash of nooses,sheets,swastikas,etc.etc.etc. next term.

    Yes, true.

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  70. @Dave Pinsen

    Hotel to have a full menu with healthy, low-fat meal choices
     
    It's like he stopped learning about food 20+ years ago, when low fat was still the rage.

    From a comment at the Daily Emerald:

    It's amazing how quickly the 'oppressed' become the 'entitled'.
     

    It’s amazing how quickly the ‘oppressed’ become the ‘entitled’.

    And note how they quickly start demanding top spots and policy making posts, e.g. the Oscars and various college Deans in charge of diversity policy.

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  71. In my freshman orientation they assigned us to read Barbara Echenrich’s Nickle and Dimed which is a typical liberal screed about the working class getting screwed over in America that doesn’t mention the impact of immigration or black crime. I didn’t read it and neither did most people I knew. There was also a speech by the author, nobody went to that. The people who read the book were mostly annoyed that the book wasn’t ever on any test.

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    • Replies: @Ed
    The media's soft spot for blacks blinds it to acknowledging the realities & the decisions many people make that involves staying away from blacks. This is why they mostly missed the Trump train. They thought BLM would be a boon for Dems. However they also ignored the backlash to Obama's affordable housing putsch into nicer areas. They missed how crime rising among blacks would also play with electorate. They'd be quick to point out that national rates are low. Sure but crime is local.

    Whites and other groups pay a premium, endure long commutes just to avoid the dysfunction of black America and the media could care less.
    , @Almost Missouri
    This is trickling down to high schools. My kid was assigned summer reading that was always either by an author of color or by a white author saying how beastly whites were. Compliance is ensured by a pro forma test at the beginning of the school year.
  72. So why did TNC speak for 40 minutes only? Because he was, of course, expecting at least 20 minutes or more of intermittent applause, cheers, and standing ovations.

    Them white students did not deliver the requisite applause etc, and accordingly TNC didn’t deliver either.

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  73. If the US is white supremacist, how can a black guy with a made-up pseudo-African name who constantly hates on whites get paid more than the average white American earns in a year to give a speech at a government-funded university?

    It’s almost like leftists are dishonest…..

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  74. @Dave Pinsen

    Hotel to have a full menu with healthy, low-fat meal choices
     
    It's like he stopped learning about food 20+ years ago, when low fat was still the rage.

    From a comment at the Daily Emerald:

    It's amazing how quickly the 'oppressed' become the 'entitled'.
     

    “It’s like he stopped learning about food 20+ years ago, when low fat was still the rage”.

    He left off the the halved-grapefruit and skim cottage cheese.

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  75. @Clyde

    OTOH, if he gives these speeches a lot, you’d think he could just repeat them.
    Maybe he’s just lazy or wanted to do something else. Kind of like a rock star. Not very disciplined.
     
    Rock stars do in fact give the same speech each night. They will have fixed set of 20 tunes and Mick Jagger (example) will deliver the same patter between tunes in Detroit as he did in Cleveland. The set will vary from tour to tour.
    Bruce Springsteen varies his sets more than the others. Hard to believe but this hash slinger of working class Americana is very big in Europe and performs in stadiums there, Australia, anywhere.

    Has G+enius Coates never heard of teleprompters?

    The Grateful Dead did a different show every night- even when they played multiple nights in the same city. And they had no between tunes patter.

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    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    That's because they were too high to remember what they did at the last show.

    I knew a guy in my field 20 years ago who I thought was really smart. Then he told me he had seen the Dead 127 times.

    , @Clyde
    Sure but the Grateful Dead were a jam band and anti-Rock Stars. No flashy duds on stage. Flannel shirts OK and shorts I see w Bob Wier Band
  76. @PiltdownMan
    Speaker to have a dedicated handler at all times once on-site. This person must be able to keep Speaker protected from any crowds.

    Charles Murray should have had that in his contract with Middlebury. Or is it only people on the left whose bodies are routinely broken?

    It’s difficult to overstate how brave he is. The danger faced by a black man preaching against white supremacy at a university in the Pacific Northwest in 2017 is almost incomprehensible. He truly is a light unto us all.

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  77. @oddsbodkins
    It must infuriate thinking blacks when white liberals pick someone vacuous like this and make the superstar they need out of him. T-NC is Chauncey Gardiner made real.

    Well then, we may at least take some satisfaction from that.

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  78. @Anonymous
    Here's a video of his speech. Pretty similar to every speech he's ever made.

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

    From Troofs Greatest Hits!

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    Ohh, that’s just Genius Coates expressing himself as a black man again. One of the side benefits of becoming a MacArthur Certified Black Genius is that you get to play by your own rules– in THC’s mind a small price to pay for 400 years of bondage.

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  80. @BenKenobi
    I get a real kick out of seeing "comments are closed for this article."

    It's an admission of falsehood.

    Not being able to comment is better than having unmoderated comments.

    But in TNC’s case, it’s not that they are unable to moderate the comments but that the articles are so Orwellian.

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  81. @BigFire
    It's not like he's expected to say something different on every single speech. On these speaking tours, you're expected to have one or 2 speech and depending on the venue, give the speech in question.

    Most likely he got sick or something and needed to finish fast and get to a bathroom. If you want to keep getting invited to give talks, you don’t short your audience.

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  82. @lavoisier
    So true. The brain dead white liberals at the Atlantic created this monster. There is no shortage of these SJW fools who will spend money to listen to drivel in order to virtue signal to others. Furthermore, it gives them credibility among their peers for, believe it or not, being an intellectual and interested in ideas. Watch how the hipster SJW on the plane shows off the latest book from this fool and you have identified the species.

    I feel sad for the genuine black intellectuals with real accomplishments who have to watch this spectacle of liberal worship for the black man.


    What is more racist than hailing a fool like Coates as a genius simply because he is a black man?

    Lowbrow and accessible sells. Consider how many more people know who Rush Limbaugh is than know who Charles Murray is.

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  83. @Jack Hanson
    My understanding is that Guns and Roses or Van Halen had the insane requirements like "all brown M&Ms" to make sure the contract was read.

    Their FX requirements were extremely detailed and someone ignoring how to place their light fixtures could result in one of the band getting electrocuted to death. So if they saw that their snack requirement had been read, they had a good idea that the entire contract had been read and that they weren't going to find a total mess when they looked at how their soundstage was wired.

    Same concept as military basic training.

    If you can’t do pointless things like making your bed with a high attention to detail, you can’t be trusted to do important things with a high attention to detail.

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  84. @Lurker
    $41k and a mule.

    N.B. Someone here has lately been going by the moniker of “40 Acres and a Kardashian” and it’s brilliant.

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  85. Anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @Stephen Paul Foster
    "The speaker circuit is a racket where the pretense is education, but the reality is a chance for the booking people and top admins to give money to fellow elites and hobnob a bit with them when they arrive."

    One of the other commentators made this observation, and it is absolutely true. For years at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio I watched this unfold. There would be four to five per academic year, picked by a small committee of lefties and careerist administerators selected by the President. Then the check-off list to hit each of the official "victim-groups". The worthless "studies" majors (fill-in-the-blank ... black, women, etc.) faculty would make their students attend the mass event, speaker session, which would be after the small "reception" for the high-ups to do the mingling and the ass-kissing.
    Typical annual program:
    September -- Black Leftist to talk about racism -- Van Jones
    November -- White woman liberal to talk about the oppression of women --
    Barbara Ehrenreich
    January -- White male liberal to talk about evil Republicans -- Dan Rather or Nicholas Kristof
    March -- Transgendered something or other to talk about homophobia -- Laverne Cox
    April -- Another White liberal to complain about stupid white people -- Tom Harkin

    And, of course, none of these gems comes for less than 50 or 60K.

    Well, you can’t expect someone in the hard sciences to come out and talk at the average college. Almost no one in the audience would be able to understand them if they talked about what they did. The typical speaker at these places has to be understood by every student in the audience, and that means they’re pitching their material at about a 6th-grade level. Well-known public speakers with a 6th-grade intellect are ideal.

    Anyway, the speakers are used to recruit students to come to the school. Liberal parents read that X college invited so-and-so to speak, and say, Oh, they must be a goodwhite college filled with goodwhitethought. Let’s give them my kid to be properly indoctrinated and a lot of goodwhite guiltymoney along with it.

    PC hiring of grievance speakers is the equivalent of a modern-day potlatch, and it’s akin to what the big man of some primitive tribe does. They throw a huge party and give away stuff to gain support from the tribe and prove what a terrific guy they are who deserves to be in charge. In the case of colleges, the invited grievance speaker is supposed to symbolize a poor and oppressed class of people, and the yokels in the audience are being taught that you should feel good at the end of the speech, and that they too should give away lots of money to the oppressed (or at least one of their symbolic exemplars) when they actually get some later on in life, because it will make them feel like goodwhites who deserve to be in charge and praised for being noble. It’s also the modern-day equivalent of religious tithing for atheists and other unchurched people, though this giving of money to just a single occasional person actually has very little effect on improving the status of an entire class of people, but don’t tell goodwhites that or they’ll get upset.

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    • Replies: @Thea
    Seems a good time to take Peter Theil's advice.

    Surely, some parents think "I do not want to send my children to the local Uni where Tim Wise just spoke"

    At some point this has to collapse under its own weight, doesn't it?
  86. Maybe he ended his U of O speech early after he observed total incomprehension from the sea of Chinese faces staring back at him. They pay full tuition, you know.

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  87. OT OT OT

    Inside the ‘billionaire bunkers’ where the world’s super rich will ride out the apocalypse – as sales surge 300 PER CENT since Donald Trump was elected

    An increasing number of people are spending millions on ‘doomsday bunkers’ to survive a catastrophic event
    Sales of underground bunkers have increased in some instances by 300 per cent since Trump’s election win
    Some of the biggest US-based facilities are located in: South Dakota, Texas, Kansas, and New York
    Many of the bunkers are built to house thousands of people and to potentially withstand nuclear explosions

    Published: 23:00 EDT, 20 March 2017 | Updated: 08:10 EDT, 21 March 2017
    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4332818/Inside-billionaire-bunkers-bought-super-rich.html#ixzz4byVTN0Jw

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  88. It’s fun to make fun of Teh-Genius T. Coates but in all fairness he probably rues being given such an award.

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    • Replies: @Daniel Williams

    It’s fun to make fun of Teh-Genius T. Coates but in all fairness he probably rues being given such an award.
     
    That's why he returned the money, right?
    , @Buffalo Joe
    elmer, Seriously? These awards validate everything he is angry about.
  89. @Anon
    http://www.fox5atlanta.com/local-news/242444587-story

    ROTFL

    Armour was also a police officer, professional football player, and back-to-back winner of Camp Pendleton’s Strongest Warrior Competition.

    Note the different standards for men and women in that competition, so the Brawny Woman is not so brawny:

    http://www.pendleton.marines.mil/News/News-Article-Display/Article/536976/pendleton-marines-compete-in-strongest-warrior-competition/

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  90. I think I’ve told this story here before: a couple of years ago, I was in Powell’s bookstore in Chicago (near the University of Chicago campus) and an older SWPL woman came in and asked the clerks at the counter where she could find TNC’s new opus. The clerks, who were used to dealing with tomes on solid-state physics and Greek classics, responded, “Don’t know. Maybe fiction.”

    Has the fairy tale now now ended?

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  91. How angry are you that a less intelligent writer got a genius prize and not you? Or is it the money?

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  92. OT
    Steve, following on from the Terman case, see that Melbourne University has today stripped Prof. Richard Berry’s name from one of its buildings. Berry was one of the most influential and pioneering anatomists of his time in Britain and Australia and invited on a speaking and study tour of the U.S., but – gasp – believed in eugenics, and kept Aboriginal remains among his specimens.
    http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/melbourne-university-bows-to-pressure-removes-racist-professors-name-from-campus-20170321-gv2sjc.html
    http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/berry-richard-james-5220

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  93. @Clyde

    OTOH, if he gives these speeches a lot, you’d think he could just repeat them.
    Maybe he’s just lazy or wanted to do something else. Kind of like a rock star. Not very disciplined.
     
    Rock stars do in fact give the same speech each night. They will have fixed set of 20 tunes and Mick Jagger (example) will deliver the same patter between tunes in Detroit as he did in Cleveland. The set will vary from tour to tour.
    Bruce Springsteen varies his sets more than the others. Hard to believe but this hash slinger of working class Americana is very big in Europe and performs in stadiums there, Australia, anywhere.

    Has G+enius Coates never heard of teleprompters?

    I did debate and extemp in high school and spent years in various choirs. Singing in public takes much more energy than speaking in public does.

    Not a fan of Mick or Bruce but I understand from those who’ve seen them live that they don’t just phone their performances in. (Maybe they do now that they’re so old but they didn’t in their primes.) I’m sure they were expending lots of energy. Certainly more than Genius T. Coates does when condescending to lecture his fans. I doubt his black body ever works up a sweat.

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    • Replies: @oddsbodkins
    A friend saw the stones three years ago. They work very hard and they still crush it.
    , @Clyde
    Black rappers break a sweat because they are committed to their illusion. So I have to think that G+++ Coats does the same at least halfway. If he is an awful public speaker, at getting bribed via university speaking engagements, word will get around and his current $40,000 price will become $20,000.

    I think T Coates shelf live expires May of 2018. He should go for all the Benjamins he can scoop up now. By 2019 The Atlantic will have a new prime black totem installed. btw ever see the dead tree Atlantic? Very slick and full of newer the type corporate advertisers/
  94. @Steve Sailer
    Probably not as much as his speech.

    The big money is not in writing, it is in speaking.

    You need an image of an Indian with a single tear coming down his cheek for that comment.

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  95. The Second Addendum to the contract included this language:

    “Handler shall keep all issue of Speaker away from escalators of any kind.”

    OT; the MSM are finally catching up to you, Steve:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4267964/Boston-Marathon-bomber-worked-U-S-government.html

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  96. I can understand why the brothas wouldn’t want to show up to jobs digging ditches.

    But not following through on a speech for $40k? Man, that just looks bad. If NOTA is right, and Tennessee got sick, the least he could do is say so.

    My guess is Coats just ran out of stuff to say and couldn’t recover.

    Maybe it’s just me, but, if I was getting paid $40k per speech, I’d keep handy a few spares of varying lengths.

    And do you know who else had contracts? Slave buyers and slave sellers!

    Hey, yeah! I’ll put the system on trial! End halfway through as a protest. Yeah, that’s the ticket…

    “We got rid of most of our rider. We just have three loaves of white bread, some butter, a tin of tuna fish and some beers. People come backstage looking for the spread of food and we say, ‘Go make yourself a sandwich’. And we don’t want vases of flowers. Do we look like the sort of blokes who have flowers in their dressing room?”

    Y’know, they could throw in a jar of mayo and a jar of relish, and I wouldn’t call them dandies.

    Cornel West is inconvenient: he despised Obama, and (surprisingly) has enough of a spine to object to campus free-speech-for-me-but-not-for-thee thuggery.

    Maybe that’s why Coates is #1; he doesn’t try to run off the plantation.

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  97. @27 year old
    In my freshman orientation they assigned us to read Barbara Echenrich's Nickle and Dimed which is a typical liberal screed about the working class getting screwed over in America that doesn't mention the impact of immigration or black crime. I didn't read it and neither did most people I knew. There was also a speech by the author, nobody went to that. The people who read the book were mostly annoyed that the book wasn't ever on any test.

    The media’s soft spot for blacks blinds it to acknowledging the realities & the decisions many people make that involves staying away from blacks. This is why they mostly missed the Trump train. They thought BLM would be a boon for Dems. However they also ignored the backlash to Obama’s affordable housing putsch into nicer areas. They missed how crime rising among blacks would also play with electorate. They’d be quick to point out that national rates are low. Sure but crime is local.

    Whites and other groups pay a premium, endure long commutes just to avoid the dysfunction of black America and the media could care less.

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    Worse, they know that being suspected of knowing why courting BLM isn't the road to electoral success would ruin them, like being suspected of knowing about the IQ gap or of thinking trans women aren't really quite the same as biological women. When some kinds of knowledge would make you an unemployable outcast, you have an enormous incentive not to gain that knowledge. And that is one reason why our discussions about race in the US are so crappy, and accomplish so little.

    Ironically, this is probably worse for blacks than for whites--after all, most of our social problems can be discussed without fear of becoming untouchable, so there's some hope of coming to some sensible solutions.
  98. @Polynikes
    I'll give Clinton and some of these others a modicum of credit: it takes a few iq points to keep the ruse up that long.

    My guess is Coats just ran out of stuff to say and couldn't recover.

    Plus Chubby’s black body had a sugar crash from the Nature Valley Granola Bars–Oats n Dark Chocolate stipulated in his contract.

    Ingredients:
    Whole grain oats, sugar, canola oil, dark chocolate pieces (chocolate liquor, sugar, soy lecithin, natural flavor), honey, rice flour, honey, cocoa, brown sugar syrup, salt, natural flavor, baking soda, soy lecithin.

    http://www.fooducate.com

    Whitey’s fault for sure.

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  99. @midtown
    You need an image of an Indian with a single tear coming down his cheek for that comment.

    You mean “a Sicilian.”

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  100. @Thomas

    You know, when you are making that kind of money, you can actually afford to insert a rest day in your schedule.
     
    Maybe. The race hustle never gets old but any individual hustler might eventually get exposed (Rev'm's Jesse and Al don't draw the attention they used to, but that could be merely because the audience has shifted). Doesn't hurt to "take the money and run," just in case.

    Thomas, Nice reply, but it’s hard to run when you’re carrying the kind of money Jesse and Al extorted from Goodwhites. Bags full.

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  101. @Jack Hanson
    My understanding is that Guns and Roses or Van Halen had the insane requirements like "all brown M&Ms" to make sure the contract was read.

    Their FX requirements were extremely detailed and someone ignoring how to place their light fixtures could result in one of the band getting electrocuted to death. So if they saw that their snack requirement had been read, they had a good idea that the entire contract had been read and that they weren't going to find a total mess when they looked at how their soundstage was wired.

    Electrocute is a portmanteau word:

    electric (-ity) + (exec)ute

    Electrocution is by definition to death.

    Otherwise you’re just shocked, zapped, or bitten (to use terms favored by Sparkys OMA). Or struck as by lightning.

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    • Replies: @Autochthon
    I'm as big a stickler for precision in language as anyone, but I must contend that in this case, as with, e.g., the word "decimate," the word has undeniably evolved to carry its new meaning even in formal and proper English.
  102. @whorefinder
    Tahehehehenenenesi Coates is just being the Corporate Token Lazy Negro he's always been, just like the President he worshiped.

    Why should you demand he speak as long as he was contracted to do? Don't you know he's tired from 400 years of oppression and 5,000 years of whitey stealing from his people?

    And do you know who else had contracts? Slave buyers and slave sellers!

    This will no doubt give Lazy Coates grist for a number of blog posts and at least one full-fledged Atlantic column.

    Whorefinder, too funny

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  103. @Anon
    Slightly off topic.
    Lots of fun up north over a Canadian Senator (and Pentecostal minister) 's affair with a teenage girl.
    Lawyer says calls for his resignation are racist.


    The lawyer for embattled Sen. Don Meredith says his client feels he would not be facing the same level of criticism over his relationship with a teenage girl if he were a member of the “old white boys club.”
    There’s a lynch mob mentality that’s going on right now that’s not helpful to anyone,” said lawyer Selwyn Pieters.

    https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2017/03/19/racism-at-play-in-criticisms-of-don-meredith-senators-lawyer-says.html

    Anon, The article includes every time worn cliché relating to the Talented Tenth when they get in trouble. Whitey always trying to pull them down.

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  104. @Anon
    http://www.fox5atlanta.com/local-news/242444587-story

    ROTFL

    Anon, I clicked on the link, but that’s a guy right?

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  105. @Ed
    The media's soft spot for blacks blinds it to acknowledging the realities & the decisions many people make that involves staying away from blacks. This is why they mostly missed the Trump train. They thought BLM would be a boon for Dems. However they also ignored the backlash to Obama's affordable housing putsch into nicer areas. They missed how crime rising among blacks would also play with electorate. They'd be quick to point out that national rates are low. Sure but crime is local.

    Whites and other groups pay a premium, endure long commutes just to avoid the dysfunction of black America and the media could care less.

    Worse, they know that being suspected of knowing why courting BLM isn’t the road to electoral success would ruin them, like being suspected of knowing about the IQ gap or of thinking trans women aren’t really quite the same as biological women. When some kinds of knowledge would make you an unemployable outcast, you have an enormous incentive not to gain that knowledge. And that is one reason why our discussions about race in the US are so crappy, and accomplish so little.

    Ironically, this is probably worse for blacks than for whites–after all, most of our social problems can be discussed without fear of becoming untouchable, so there’s some hope of coming to some sensible solutions.

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  106. @Reginald Maplethorp
    I'm a highly qualified professional trying to switch fields. I can barely afford health insurance, let alone anything else. I put in more hours than I need to at a lower-than-market rate because I'm desperate to make a few bucks. The supposed low unemployment rate is a "juked stat."

    Perhaps I'm in the wrong fields. I know that iSteve commenters are highly intelligent people who tend to be well-established. In any case, TNC (I don't know how to pronounce his name) sucks.

    Reg, It’s not that you’re in the wrong field, it’s that you’re in the wrong skin. Try making people feel guilty about you and then start a Go-fund-Me page.

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  107. @lavoisier
    So true. The brain dead white liberals at the Atlantic created this monster. There is no shortage of these SJW fools who will spend money to listen to drivel in order to virtue signal to others. Furthermore, it gives them credibility among their peers for, believe it or not, being an intellectual and interested in ideas. Watch how the hipster SJW on the plane shows off the latest book from this fool and you have identified the species.

    I feel sad for the genuine black intellectuals with real accomplishments who have to watch this spectacle of liberal worship for the black man.


    What is more racist than hailing a fool like Coates as a genius simply because he is a black man?

    lav, The answer to your question is: Electing one POTUS.

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  108. @ogunsiron
    Especially since Glenn Loury's IQ is easily , say, 40 points north of Coates' ?

    disagree–both probably have a Barry 115

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    • Replies: @ogunsiron
    You're serious ? Coates is way lower than 115. He's a genuine dummy. Obama at 115 sounds alright to me. Loury is a genuinely bright guy. Not physicist level but IQ130 to IQ137 ? Sure. He sounds to me like he's smarter than I am and I'm way above IQ115.
  109. isteve clickbait

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=11821399

    Kiwi weightlifter Laurel Hubbard has dominated her first major competition, taking out the Australian International in Melbourne on a night she made history as the first transgender athlete to represent New Zealand.

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  110. I don’t see why people can’t have compassion for TNC.

    Sure he gets paid a lot of money, but money is not everything, and what can the man say?

    It’s all carefully scripted to insure he does not to offend the wrong tribes, and he must realize he is about as “radical” as Bono or a new toaster oven at this point.

    He is just a little puppet the money men use to enact their phony racial reconciliation rituals, while they go off to count their money. A house negro for global capitalism, what could be more pathetic? Flip Wilson LARPing as a Black Panther.

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  111. >>The talk was Coates’ fifth in five days, he announced during his speech. The evening before, he was at Oregon State University where he spoke from 6-7:30 p.m. For that event, he was paid $30,000, according to his contract with the university.<<

    We all know that the "State" schools are lower in prestige to the "University of" schools, that's why Oregon State only paid him $30,000 instead of the $41,000 that University of Oregon paid. Gee, what a way to rub it into the faces of the lowly Oregon State students. Now that's a legitimate excuse for a riot.

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    • Replies: @Brutusale
    I imagine there are many Ohio State Buckeyes willing to take issue with your concept of a "State" school's inferiority.
  112. TNC may not be a genius, but he must be doing something right (clever) to have found people to pay him $40K per speech. Yet I am sure he continues to be oppressed and haunted by the memory of that woman scolding his child on the elevator or whatever.

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    • Replies: @bored identity
    He was handpicked.

    Like Barak.

    Like Oprah.

    Like De Ray.

    Van Jones is an example of quite inteligent alfa on the other side of the aisle ; his assessment on Trump is very often basically full of backhand compliments.


    Zer Experts don' t like his leftie- leftover opinions when it comes to the most important tiny country in the world ( hint; it ain't Luxembourg) so Van J. will continue to dwell in CNN's underworld for time being.
  113. @bomag
    I'm thinking he could have found an illegal immigrant to deliver his speech for a few bucks.

    Imagine the status points: "Here to deliver Ta-Genius's speech, in defiance of Donald Trump's ban, is a Dreamer of undetermined gender and sexual orientation; infected with several diseases; from a Muslim country; who has been forced to perform clitorectomies by Western imperialism."

    The clapping would never stop.

    Bomag, Nor would you want to be the first to stop clapping.

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    • Replies: @AnotherGuessModel
    This comment by a Shane Hall to a critical comment is most revealing of mainstream views of Coates' work. Both the quality of his writing and ideas are practically immune from criticism of any sort, and now it even extends to his cutting short a generously paid speech and not bothering to engage with questions afterwards. It's astounding what he gets away with.

    [Coates]-- and for that matter any academic speaker-- isn't "edutainment" that folks "get their money's worth" from. They have arguments to make. I don't see any comments here claiming that he didn't make a complete argument, that they didn't understand where he was going with his comments, or that those comments were inaccurate or insignificant. Academic speeches are not concerts; a speech is about the substance of ideas and evidence for those claims. Kurt claims the content wasn't engaging-- to me, when Coates discussed the exploitation of student athletes in universities, the significance of census statuses, the extended analogy of slavery to homeownership, and the fraught ethics and pragmatics of voting... I felt engaged. It seemed the crowd who gave him multiple standing ovations thought so too. These are tremendously important issues that Coates has studied and written about extensively via his blog, his journalism, his books, and he was kind enough to discuss with the school at a competative rate with other speakers of his status. I was thrilled that a speech of substance was heard by 5500 UO community members, and I am grateful to the donors who made this happen, and most of all to Coates for taking time to talk to us. I'd love the Emerald to devote more time to the issues Coates discussed, not the literal time he was on stage. One is interesting and vital... the other utterly banal.
  114. @Dave Pinsen

    Hotel to have a full menu with healthy, low-fat meal choices
     
    It's like he stopped learning about food 20+ years ago, when low fat was still the rage.

    From a comment at the Daily Emerald:

    It's amazing how quickly the 'oppressed' become the 'entitled'.
     

    It’s amazing how quickly the ‘oppressed’ become the ‘entitled’.

    Coates isn’t entitled to get these lavish speaking contracts, he’s successful.

    The pithy absurdity here is that Coates has achieved great success from his own oppression.

    Why doesn’t Sailer do public speaking engagements at universities and raise his public profile?

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    • Replies: @bored identity
    Sailer ain't oppresed.
    He priviliged.
    He attends fancy Opera and he chugs fancy $7.99 wines.

    He ain't care when The Black Hennesy tinny meany noBODY got literally shaking-lynched under the Great Escalator of Whiteness.

    Sailer bad.
  115. @Lord Jeff Sessions
    From the Contract:

    Green room to be supplied with nature valley granola bars oats n dark chocolate, flat water and light, healthy refreshment options.

    Hotel to have a full menu with healthy, low-fat meal choices

    Fee (subject to applicable taxes) 41,500 USD (includes speaker fee, air transportation and hometown ground transportation).

     

    The logic of the witch hunter is simple…. The first requirement is to invert the reality of power…. In a country where anyone who speaks out against the witches is soon found dangling by his heels from an oak at midnight with his head shrunk to the size of a baseball, we won’t see a lot of witch-hunting and we know there’s a serious witch problem. In a country where witch-hunting is a stable and lucrative career, and also an amateur pastime enjoyed by millions of hobbyists on the weekend, we know there are no real witches worth a damn. -Mencius Moldbug

    LOL granola.

    Black dudes where I live in the South would accuse him of being “on the down low” — aka lavender in mannerisms

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  116. @Ed
    You'll never go broke marketing to status obsessed, white guilt liberals.

    Coates will be making 1% money for the rest of his life. I understand why Glenn Loury sounded bitter & jealous discussing Coates, it must be maddening for someone like him to witness Coates being feted by the cultural elite.

    Isn’t the correct description from Michael Gerson – the soft bigotry of low expectations? Man, I wish I had said that first.

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  117. I suppose as a token speaker he can not just get away with this, but the audience breathes a sigh of relief. I’m not sure what sort of jiving these academic tokens do, but I imagine its a giant Xerox copy of every lame cliche the broken record ever played. I suppose its either required by law or through some sort of implied threat to have to listen to this token mediocrity go through the motions. This is just one reason why education at the University Level is a COMPLETE WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY. Whether its someone like this, or someone droning on about the magical benefits of keeping mediocrities of different colors around for decorative purposes mostly, Academics is just complete garbage now. White people should save their time and money. No amount of hard work will get you as far as not being White will. The System really is rigged. This moron and his fake “career” shows how ridiculous this has become.

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  118. @Anon
    Official Radical Negro Intellectual.

    I guess Cornel West wore out his welcome.

    ,
    I think Cornell West has been marginalized because he continually ripped Obama for being pro-Wall Street and for being a war monger. Also, Cornel West is a big supporter of the Palestinians, which might also explain why we never hear from him. Also, you can easily find other black “intellectuals” who equally obsessed with their blackness (i.e. Coates).

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    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
    He's also kind of an embarrassing example of a black intellectual. There was a column in the Village Voice years ago agonizing about reconciling support for affirmative action in general with being mortified by West's mediocrity in particular. And there was the time when Larry Summers rapped West's knuckles about focusing on rap instead of research.
  119. @JohnnyD
    @Anon,
    I think Cornell West has been marginalized because he continually ripped Obama for being pro-Wall Street and for being a war monger. Also, Cornel West is a big supporter of the Palestinians, which might also explain why we never hear from him. Also, you can easily find other black "intellectuals" who equally obsessed with their blackness (i.e. Coates).

    He’s also kind of an embarrassing example of a black intellectual. There was a column in the Village Voice years ago agonizing about reconciling support for affirmative action in general with being mortified by West’s mediocrity in particular. And there was the time when Larry Summers rapped West’s knuckles about focusing on rap instead of research.

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    • Replies: @whorefinder
    He rather infamously released a horrible rap album because for some reason he thought that he as a black famous person he could rap and because there was something "deep" about that silly little pop music genre because it was "black" (nevermind that rap not only came from bad spoken word poetry of the 1960s-70s era but also evolved from certain strains of 1960-1980s white country music and was pushed by Jewish record company owners into being a "black only "genre):

    https://www.amazon.com/Sketches-My-Culture-Cornel-West/dp/B00005OC67
  120. @Buffalo Joe
    Bomag, Nor would you want to be the first to stop clapping.

    This comment by a Shane Hall to a critical comment is most revealing of mainstream views of Coates’ work. Both the quality of his writing and ideas are practically immune from criticism of any sort, and now it even extends to his cutting short a generously paid speech and not bothering to engage with questions afterwards. It’s astounding what he gets away with.

    [Coates]– and for that matter any academic speaker– isn’t “edutainment” that folks “get their money’s worth” from. They have arguments to make. I don’t see any comments here claiming that he didn’t make a complete argument, that they didn’t understand where he was going with his comments, or that those comments were inaccurate or insignificant. Academic speeches are not concerts; a speech is about the substance of ideas and evidence for those claims. Kurt claims the content wasn’t engaging– to me, when Coates discussed the exploitation of student athletes in universities, the significance of census statuses, the extended analogy of slavery to homeownership, and the fraught ethics and pragmatics of voting… I felt engaged. It seemed the crowd who gave him multiple standing ovations thought so too. These are tremendously important issues that Coates has studied and written about extensively via his blog, his journalism, his books, and he was kind enough to discuss with the school at a competative rate with other speakers of his status. I was thrilled that a speech of substance was heard by 5500 UO community members, and I am grateful to the donors who made this happen, and most of all to Coates for taking time to talk to us. I’d love the Emerald to devote more time to the issues Coates discussed, not the literal time he was on stage. One is interesting and vital… the other utterly banal.

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  121. @Buffalo Joe
    Mark Twain gave a speech to a gathering of prominent businessmen. His fee was $10K. He stood and addressed the group. "When I heard that I was to address this group, I was speechless." He then sat down.

    Ah f**kit , LOL .

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  122. @elmer t. jones
    It's fun to make fun of Teh-Genius T. Coates but in all fairness he probably rues being given such an award.

    It’s fun to make fun of Teh-Genius T. Coates but in all fairness he probably rues being given such an award.

    That’s why he returned the money, right?

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  123. @Polynikes
    I'll give Clinton and some of these others a modicum of credit: it takes a few iq points to keep the ruse up that long.

    My guess is Coats just ran out of stuff to say and couldn't recover.

    “I’ll give Clinton and some of these others a modicum of credit: it takes a few iq points to keep the ruse up that long. ” Wrong !! It takes s few IQ points for sure but the IQ points in question are the low IQ points in his audience .

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  124. Could be as simple as Coates is tired of Oregon. It is pretty White and what ever you think about Coates, he really does not strike me as a hipster. From my perusal of the Internet, Coates has spoken to at least three different Oregon colleges in the last month.

    Here is Coates speech at Oregon State earlier this month. He mentions that he was recently in Ames, Iowa so he is really hitting up the Whitest parts of America. He might be getting bored. I can’t stand his writing, but his speech is relatively pleasant and certainly is unfiltered.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpWmyU3Exlg

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  125. @elmer t. jones
    It's fun to make fun of Teh-Genius T. Coates but in all fairness he probably rues being given such an award.

    elmer, Seriously? These awards validate everything he is angry about.

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  126. Steve,

    The Baltimore Sun is running a 4 part series on diversity in schools that would be right up your alley. http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/investigations/bs-md-school-segregation-series-henderson-20170321-story.html

    Today is part 2 and discusses the failure of a week financed charter school near Johns Hopkins hospital that is a great example of various liberal subgroups pointing fingers at each other. Teachers, administrators, local African American residents, foundations, and the colleges involved (jhu and Morgan State u, an hbcu).

    I’d love to see you cover this topic. I’m actually a high school teacher at a large and diverse Baltimore high school and this experience has really woken me up to the possible future of the US if we continue acting like parenting and values don’t matter.

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    • Replies: @Pericles
    How would you compare your job with The Wire Season 4?
  127. Coates is a “microaggression” scholar, according to
    http://www.campusreform.org/?ID=8947

    The University of Oregon recently spent $41,500 to bring microaggression scholar Ta-Nehisi Coates to campus, courtesy of the UO School of Journalism, but some students felt “cheated” by the brevity of his latest lecture.

    A book, or, at least, a blog post, should be written about the history of microaggressions someday.

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    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    Why are they complaining his speech was short? He's a specialist in micro-addression.
  128. OFF TOPIC I thought this might interest you. This campus rape in the news today rings similar alarm bells to the Rolling Stone article. No drunkeness, a random and anonymous rape when the accuser was sleeping in her bed, a sadistic and violent second rape, an unidentified rapist that the victim never saw clearly and who continued to anonymously taunt her about the rapes; and the accuser also already claimed to be be a sexual assault survivor/victim before applying to Columbia, and was heavily involved in campus anti-rape activism. She is suing Columbia for not investigating her rapes with diligence, and treating her coldly (she alleges penetration with scissors!) when she reported the rapes.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/columbia-student-files-suit-raped-dorm-article-1.3004311

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/amelia-roskinfrazee/applying-to-columbia-as-a-survivor_b_7108594.html

    The case is obviously different from the Rolling Stone article hoax, because journalists are only reporting the allegations of the lawsuit. But I await to see if journalists and Columbia students and staff will approach these allegations with care and caution, or if it will set off irresponsible journalism and angry mobs as in UVA. It’s too soon to tell, but for now the response has been more subdued and measured than I believe it would have been pre-Jackie Coakley. Maybe something good came out of that travesty after all.

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  129. Visa news round-up:

    Are U.S. jobs vulnerable to workers with H-1B visas? If you watch the 60 Minutes video, check out the smugness of this exchange.

    Bill Whitaker: What are these H-1B visa workers bringing to the table?

    Mukesh Aghi: I think they’re bringing a much different skill level.

    Mukesh Aghi is president of the U.S.-India Business Council. He has been an executive at India-based outsourcing companies and he was president of IBM India. About 70 percent of the 85,000 H-1B visas given out each year go to workers from India. He says the H-1B visa is just one part of a burgeoning U.S.-India trade relationship that benefits both countries.

    Mukesh Aghi: India has become a buyer of U.S. Defense equipment. It’s a two-way trade which is taking place. So, we can’t look at H-1B in isolation itself.

    Bill Whitaker: You really believe that the Indian workers are better educated, better skilled, have skills workers do not have?

    Mukesh Aghi: No. No. I’m not saying that. I have all the respect to the U.S. worker –

    Bill Whitaker: So why are they getting the jobs and the Americans are losing them? Why are they not being done by American workers?

    Mukesh Aghi: Well, I think you have to ask the– the companies who are taking those decisions.

    Bill Whitaker: ‘Cause it’s cheaper.

    Mukesh Aghi: That’s one factor. Every company is out there to make money with the cheapest possible way itself.

    Bill Whitaker: And that’s what’s happening.

    Mukesh Aghi: Well, I would say so.

    Losing Wisconsin must have really hurt the left and media, because here comes the cliches and group-think reporting:

    Wisconsin Dairies Struggle to Keep Immigrant Workers

    Gilles and her brothers, co-owners of the farm, have had to raise pay in recent years by several dollars to a starting wage of about $10.50 an hour just to keep immigrant workers from leaving for higher pay at another farm. Meanwhile, the flow of workers has slowed.

    In fact, in 2015, more people returned to Mexico than came into the United States, according to the Pew Research Center, which tracks Hispanic trends in America.

    Dairy farmers fear Trump’s immigration policies

    Without the foreign-born help, many farmers said they would be forced to quit milking cows because not enough other people are willing to accept such physically demanding jobs for $13 an hour.

    “If you remove Mexican labor, farms would go out of business. That’s a given,” Rosenow said.

    Apple orchard owners and strawberry farmers have echoed the same sentiment, saying their fruit could rot in the fields.

    So one farm was until recently paying “several dollars” below $10.50 for “physically demanding” work? And they wonder why they can’t find workers.

    Not only milk and produce, but did you know amusement parks are also at risk?

    Businesses getting creative to get around visa limits for foreign workers

    This year, only the 66,000 workers are allowed. Some members of Congress hoped it would force companies to find more Americans, perhaps by offering better wages or better working conditions, such as giving employees regular hours.

    But locally, companies say they must get foreign workers. They say there aren’t any Americans who want to work a half-year, running Great Escape rides or cleaning village bathroom stalls during the tourist season. Young people aren’t available in April, May, September and October, so foreign workers must fill in, they say.
    ……
    Students on J-1 visas can also travel the country for 30 days after their job ends, allowing them to visit other areas.

    I wonder how many never go home?

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  130. @Lord Jeff Sessions
    From the Contract:

    Green room to be supplied with nature valley granola bars oats n dark chocolate, flat water and light, healthy refreshment options.

    Hotel to have a full menu with healthy, low-fat meal choices

    Fee (subject to applicable taxes) 41,500 USD (includes speaker fee, air transportation and hometown ground transportation).

     

    The logic of the witch hunter is simple…. The first requirement is to invert the reality of power…. In a country where anyone who speaks out against the witches is soon found dangling by his heels from an oak at midnight with his head shrunk to the size of a baseball, we won’t see a lot of witch-hunting and we know there’s a serious witch problem. In a country where witch-hunting is a stable and lucrative career, and also an amateur pastime enjoyed by millions of hobbyists on the weekend, we know there are no real witches worth a damn. -Mencius Moldbug
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  131. @Amasius
    I like George Carlin's take on (Lance Armstrong and) Tiger Woods:

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

    He called it on both of them well before their respective implosions.

    I never cared for Carlin , I think his only talent was determining which way the wind was blowing . My own personal experience with Irishmen was that they would betray a shipmate for an hour of OT .

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    • Replies: @Dan Hayes
    donut:

    Tom Wolfe would disagree with your Irish assessment.

    In "Bonfire of the Vanities" he stated that the Irish are the very last to sell out or betray out!
    , @donut
    Did he work with them or observe them ?
  132. Tongue-in-cheek I bill myself as the recipient of the Steve Sailer Gilt Edge for Outstanding Internet Commentary. Luke Ford and Dennis Dale are billing themselves merely as regular commenters here:

    https://twitter.com/eladsinned/status/843946500602310657

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    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
    But how many Steve Sailer Gilt Edges have you received? Who has the most? I'm sure there are some aces among us, even double aces. I collected four back when he was handing them out like participation trophies, but he's really tightened up. Maybe he found out there's a fixed limit on them, like bit-coins.
  133. @Anon
    Official Radical Negro Intellectual.

    I guess Cornel West wore out his welcome.

    West is a pretty fascinating guy. Apparently he’s a genuine heavyweight intellectual, but for some damn reason that probably only makes sense to him, he feels the need to knock about 50 points off his IQ and adopt the manners and style of a black preacher from Mississippi. The results are about as successful as most bookish, highly-intelligent folks who pretend to be “down” with the proles, but because he’s black, people nod gravely and give golf-tournament applause to his act instead of pointing and laughing.

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    • Replies: @whorefinder
    West is a clown, a laughable stereotype of a an affirmative action black intellectual with a 1960s mindset. He's Morgan Freeman from Stand By Me in the early scenes where Freeman is in his hippie phase, except without the gravitas and ten times as much word salad. The Klan in its heyday couldn't have invented a more perfectly hilarious stereotype of the vapidity Affirmative action hires could be.

    West's only saving grace, much like Alan Dershowitz, is that like Dershowitz, he's a true believer in the 1960s-1970s ideals the Hippies were chanting about. Neither got the memo that the chants were written by Moscow in an attempt to subvert US culture and had no real intellectual foundation or moral basis, and were just good theater. As a result, West and Dershowitz are bewildered that Leftists are turning into jackbooted violent thugs over free speech, much like the true believer Soviet revolutionaries were mystified when Lenin and Stalin began liquidating people in waves.

    , @Art Deco
    FWIW, ca. 1993, Leon Weiseltier penned a review of a bevy of Cornel West's recently published work. He deemed it largely worthless, an exercise in academic's wordplay that was largely empty of semantic content. The title of the article was quite inflammatory, something along the lines of "The Decline of the Black Intellectual".
    , @William Badwhite
    I read his book "Race Matters" about 20 years ago.

    It was full of "A=B, B=C, therefore the alphabet is racist" nonsense. An extended op-ed, full of assertions with no citations or even much of an attempt make an argument. If he is an heavyweight intellectual, he certainly hid it well while writing that silly book.
  134. @Percy Gryce
    Tongue-in-cheek I bill myself as the recipient of the Steve Sailer Gilt Edge for Outstanding Internet Commentary. Luke Ford and Dennis Dale are billing themselves merely as regular commenters here:

    https://twitter.com/eladsinned/status/843946500602310657

    But how many Steve Sailer Gilt Edges have you received? Who has the most? I’m sure there are some aces among us, even double aces. I collected four back when he was handing them out like participation trophies, but he’s really tightened up. Maybe he found out there’s a fixed limit on them, like bit-coins.

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    • Replies: @Percy Gryce
    I've only got one--and it was certainly more in the public-service or even ass-kissing category than in the rhetorical-brilliance category. But still ... it's mine.

    I haven't seen many lately--but I've been on Twitter more than here recently.
  135. At least one Black man has a good job even if he didn’t fulfill his contract. But apparently Blacks in Los Angeles are losing out to another part of the rainbow coalition.

    Black workers in Los Angeles face a ‘jobs crisis,’ UCLA report says

    Construction has offered a lot of new jobs to Angelenos over the last several decades, but those positions don’t seem to be going to black workers. There were 7,012 black workers in construction in 2014, 2,000 fewer than there were in 1980, according to census data analyzed by UCLA.

    That 23% drop compares with an overall increase of 120,840 construction workers of all races during those 34 years, or 80%.

    Those new jobs aren’t going to white workers, either. There were nearly 40,000 fewer white construction workers in Los Angeles in 2014 compared with 1980, a decline of about 40%.

    Latinos, however, have significantly upped their representation. There were more than 185,000 Latino construction workers in Los Angeles in 2014, five times as many as there were in 1980.
    http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-black-workers-los-angeles-20170320-story.html

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  136. In my experience, anyone worth listening to for a full hour will usually come speak at any university within reasonable travel distance for free. Charles Murray most likely didn’t get a single shekel for nearly getting assaulted at Middlebury.

    So, if any of you are in a position to set up talks at an university, I highly recommend it. They’ll usually stick around for lunch afterwards, too.

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  137. @Dave Pinsen
    He's also kind of an embarrassing example of a black intellectual. There was a column in the Village Voice years ago agonizing about reconciling support for affirmative action in general with being mortified by West's mediocrity in particular. And there was the time when Larry Summers rapped West's knuckles about focusing on rap instead of research.

    He rather infamously released a horrible rap album because for some reason he thought that he as a black famous person he could rap and because there was something “deep” about that silly little pop music genre because it was “black” (nevermind that rap not only came from bad spoken word poetry of the 1960s-70s era but also evolved from certain strains of 1960-1980s white country music and was pushed by Jewish record company owners into being a “black only “genre):

    https://www.amazon.com/Sketches-My-Culture-Cornel-West/dp/B00005OC67

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  138. @Zach
    Coates is a "microaggression" scholar, according to
    http://www.campusreform.org/?ID=8947

    The University of Oregon recently spent $41,500 to bring microaggression scholar Ta-Nehisi Coates to campus, courtesy of the UO School of Journalism, but some students felt "cheated" by the brevity of his latest lecture.

    A book, or, at least, a blog post, should be written about the history of microaggressions someday.

    Why are they complaining his speech was short? He’s a specialist in micro-addression.

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    • Replies: @Anonym
    I chuckled internally.

    I would think that a shorter address by TNC would be best. I doubt anyone is paying attention during such an address. Back when people used to attend church, if you quizzed people about the sermon you would find out that most people were just zoned out, not paying attention. They viewed the weekly mass as some sort of inoculation against hellfire, not as something to pay attention to (not that you would get most to admit such). I imagine that it is the same with such a modern-day religious service.

  139. @Mr. Blank
    West is a pretty fascinating guy. Apparently he's a genuine heavyweight intellectual, but for some damn reason that probably only makes sense to him, he feels the need to knock about 50 points off his IQ and adopt the manners and style of a black preacher from Mississippi. The results are about as successful as most bookish, highly-intelligent folks who pretend to be "down" with the proles, but because he's black, people nod gravely and give golf-tournament applause to his act instead of pointing and laughing.

    West is a clown, a laughable stereotype of a an affirmative action black intellectual with a 1960s mindset. He’s Morgan Freeman from Stand By Me in the early scenes where Freeman is in his hippie phase, except without the gravitas and ten times as much word salad. The Klan in its heyday couldn’t have invented a more perfectly hilarious stereotype of the vapidity Affirmative action hires could be.

    West’s only saving grace, much like Alan Dershowitz, is that like Dershowitz, he’s a true believer in the 1960s-1970s ideals the Hippies were chanting about. Neither got the memo that the chants were written by Moscow in an attempt to subvert US culture and had no real intellectual foundation or moral basis, and were just good theater. As a result, West and Dershowitz are bewildered that Leftists are turning into jackbooted violent thugs over free speech, much like the true believer Soviet revolutionaries were mystified when Lenin and Stalin began liquidating people in waves.

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  140. @Anon
    Slightly off topic.
    Lots of fun up north over a Canadian Senator (and Pentecostal minister) 's affair with a teenage girl.
    Lawyer says calls for his resignation are racist.


    The lawyer for embattled Sen. Don Meredith says his client feels he would not be facing the same level of criticism over his relationship with a teenage girl if he were a member of the “old white boys club.”
    There’s a lynch mob mentality that’s going on right now that’s not helpful to anyone,” said lawyer Selwyn Pieters.

    https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2017/03/19/racism-at-play-in-criticisms-of-don-meredith-senators-lawyer-says.html

    Wait! I thought Don Meredith was dead. Wasn’t he white?

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  141. Anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    Funniest thing I ever did see.

    If Guillermo was pumped with steroids, this might be him.

    https://twitter.com/TEN_GOP/status/843657960303730688

    Good to know he half-assimilated to the ways of American Culture.

    Another illegal who hates America but will do anything to stay here and than go back to his home country… presumably because there are too many people like him there who aren’t good for anything.

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  142. @Ganderson
    The Grateful Dead did a different show every night- even when they played multiple nights in the same city. And they had no between tunes patter.

    That’s because they were too high to remember what they did at the last show.

    I knew a guy in my field 20 years ago who I thought was really smart. Then he told me he had seen the Dead 127 times.

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  143. @Anon87
    Visa news round-up:

    Are U.S. jobs vulnerable to workers with H-1B visas? If you watch the 60 Minutes video, check out the smugness of this exchange.

    Bill Whitaker: What are these H-1B visa workers bringing to the table?

    Mukesh Aghi: I think they’re bringing a much different skill level.

    Mukesh Aghi is president of the U.S.-India Business Council. He has been an executive at India-based outsourcing companies and he was president of IBM India. About 70 percent of the 85,000 H-1B visas given out each year go to workers from India. He says the H-1B visa is just one part of a burgeoning U.S.-India trade relationship that benefits both countries.

    Mukesh Aghi: India has become a buyer of U.S. Defense equipment. It’s a two-way trade which is taking place. So, we can’t look at H-1B in isolation itself.

    Bill Whitaker: You really believe that the Indian workers are better educated, better skilled, have skills workers do not have?

    Mukesh Aghi: No. No. I’m not saying that. I have all the respect to the U.S. worker --

    Bill Whitaker: So why are they getting the jobs and the Americans are losing them? Why are they not being done by American workers?

    Mukesh Aghi: Well, I think you have to ask the-- the companies who are taking those decisions.

    Bill Whitaker: ‘Cause it’s cheaper.

    Mukesh Aghi: That’s one factor. Every company is out there to make money with the cheapest possible way itself.

    Bill Whitaker: And that’s what’s happening.

    Mukesh Aghi: Well, I would say so.


    Losing Wisconsin must have really hurt the left and media, because here comes the cliches and group-think reporting:

    Wisconsin Dairies Struggle to Keep Immigrant Workers

    Gilles and her brothers, co-owners of the farm, have had to raise pay in recent years by several dollars to a starting wage of about $10.50 an hour just to keep immigrant workers from leaving for higher pay at another farm. Meanwhile, the flow of workers has slowed.

    In fact, in 2015, more people returned to Mexico than came into the United States, according to the Pew Research Center, which tracks Hispanic trends in America.


    Dairy farmers fear Trump's immigration policies

    Without the foreign-born help, many farmers said they would be forced to quit milking cows because not enough other people are willing to accept such physically demanding jobs for $13 an hour.

    “If you remove Mexican labor, farms would go out of business. That’s a given,” Rosenow said.

    Apple orchard owners and strawberry farmers have echoed the same sentiment, saying their fruit could rot in the fields.


    So one farm was until recently paying "several dollars" below $10.50 for "physically demanding" work? And they wonder why they can't find workers.

    Not only milk and produce, but did you know amusement parks are also at risk?

    Businesses getting creative to get around visa limits for foreign workers

    This year, only the 66,000 workers are allowed. Some members of Congress hoped it would force companies to find more Americans, perhaps by offering better wages or better working conditions, such as giving employees regular hours.

    But locally, companies say they must get foreign workers. They say there aren’t any Americans who want to work a half-year, running Great Escape rides or cleaning village bathroom stalls during the tourist season. Young people aren’t available in April, May, September and October, so foreign workers must fill in, they say.
    ......
    Students on J-1 visas can also travel the country for 30 days after their job ends, allowing them to visit other areas.


    I wonder how many never go home?

    Milk rotting in the cows!

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  144. When reading about the sycophants that sucked up to Nero I thought, ‘Wow, nobody would ever do anything like that in a free society.” Well I could not have been more wrong.

    Oregon hicks bought a pig-in-a-poke, and Coates has passed warm and steamy cowpies off for fine dining.

    At least with the Nero buttkissers their lives were at stake. Here the explanation is what?

    Was Lincoln’s house divided separated to a greater degree than the house we live in? And how will this division be resolved?

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  145. @Steve Sailer
    Why are they complaining his speech was short? He's a specialist in micro-addression.

    I chuckled internally.

    I would think that a shorter address by TNC would be best. I doubt anyone is paying attention during such an address. Back when people used to attend church, if you quizzed people about the sermon you would find out that most people were just zoned out, not paying attention. They viewed the weekly mass as some sort of inoculation against hellfire, not as something to pay attention to (not that you would get most to admit such). I imagine that it is the same with such a modern-day religious service.

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  146. @Kylie
    I did debate and extemp in high school and spent years in various choirs. Singing in public takes much more energy than speaking in public does.

    Not a fan of Mick or Bruce but I understand from those who've seen them live that they don't just phone their performances in. (Maybe they do now that they're so old but they didn't in their primes.) I'm sure they were expending lots of energy. Certainly more than Genius T. Coates does when condescending to lecture his fans. I doubt his black body ever works up a sweat.

    A friend saw the stones three years ago. They work very hard and they still crush it.

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  147. About 20 years ago, I knew someone who helped administer a sort of “world speakers” forum at the local university. He said that people like Desmond Tutu – and other social reform religious leaders – would get something like $50,000 for one speaking engagement. It’s possible these high minded speakers gave a lot of that money away, but I wouldn’t count on it.

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  148. @donut
    I never cared for Carlin , I think his only talent was determining which way the wind was blowing . My own personal experience with Irishmen was that they would betray a shipmate for an hour of OT .

    donut:

    Tom Wolfe would disagree with your Irish assessment.

    In “Bonfire of the Vanities” he stated that the Irish are the very last to sell out or betray out!

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    • Replies: @Brutusale
    Kind of like the Swedes thinking that these nice Muzzie refugees are just swell! Just don't turn your back on one.
  149. Hey guys . I am watching “My Cousin Vinnie” . First of all Marisa Tomei is hot . And that Dago should know that grits are the same as polenta . I must say that Marisa has a very good filmography she has done good work since then , some misses of course . How could she possibly know that Denis Leary could destroy the good writing of any show ? And drag his costars down “all for the big salad” . Although he has done some good work as well . I guess what I mean to say is that Marisa is a craftsman …er craftswoman. I can’t recall a bad performance from her . It’s possible that she has the Michael Caine syndrome .

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    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    Marisa Tomei was also good in Before the Devil Know You're Dead. A fine film by Sidney Lumet.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Before_the_Devil_Knows_You%27re_Dead
  150. @Harry Baldwin
    But how many Steve Sailer Gilt Edges have you received? Who has the most? I'm sure there are some aces among us, even double aces. I collected four back when he was handing them out like participation trophies, but he's really tightened up. Maybe he found out there's a fixed limit on them, like bit-coins.

    I’ve only got one–and it was certainly more in the public-service or even ass-kissing category than in the rhetorical-brilliance category. But still … it’s mine.

    I haven’t seen many lately–but I’ve been on Twitter more than here recently.

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    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    I've got one and one of my comments was the inspiration for an iSteve article. But that was a while ago. I guess I need better material.
  151. @Olorin
    Plus Chubby's black body had a sugar crash from the Nature Valley Granola Bars--Oats n Dark Chocolate stipulated in his contract.

    Ingredients:
    Whole grain oats, sugar, canola oil, dark chocolate pieces (chocolate liquor, sugar, soy lecithin, natural flavor), honey, rice flour, honey, cocoa, brown sugar syrup, salt, natural flavor, baking soda, soy lecithin.
     

    http://www.fooducate.com

    Whitey's fault for sure.

    But, but, but….it has electrolytes!

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  152. @Jasper Been
    TNC may not be a genius, but he must be doing something right (clever) to have found people to pay him $40K per speech. Yet I am sure he continues to be oppressed and haunted by the memory of that woman scolding his child on the elevator or whatever.

    He was handpicked.

    Like Barak.

    Like Oprah.

    Like De Ray.

    Van Jones is an example of quite inteligent alfa on the other side of the aisle ; his assessment on Trump is very often basically full of backhand compliments.

    Zer Experts don’ t like his leftie- leftover opinions when it comes to the most important tiny country in the world ( hint; it ain’t Luxembourg) so Van J. will continue to dwell in CNN’s underworld for time being.

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  153. @Percy Gryce
    I've only got one--and it was certainly more in the public-service or even ass-kissing category than in the rhetorical-brilliance category. But still ... it's mine.

    I haven't seen many lately--but I've been on Twitter more than here recently.

    I’ve got one and one of my comments was the inspiration for an iSteve article. But that was a while ago. I guess I need better material.

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  154. @Massimo Heitor

    It’s amazing how quickly the ‘oppressed’ become the ‘entitled’.
     
    Coates isn't entitled to get these lavish speaking contracts, he's successful.

    The pithy absurdity here is that Coates has achieved great success from his own oppression.

    Why doesn't Sailer do public speaking engagements at universities and raise his public profile?

    Sailer ain’t oppresed.
    He priviliged.
    He attends fancy Opera and he chugs fancy $7.99 wines.

    He ain’t care when The Black Hennesy tinny meany noBODY got literally shaking-lynched under the Great Escalator of Whiteness.

    Sailer bad.

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  155. @Anon
    Well, you can't expect someone in the hard sciences to come out and talk at the average college. Almost no one in the audience would be able to understand them if they talked about what they did. The typical speaker at these places has to be understood by every student in the audience, and that means they're pitching their material at about a 6th-grade level. Well-known public speakers with a 6th-grade intellect are ideal.

    Anyway, the speakers are used to recruit students to come to the school. Liberal parents read that X college invited so-and-so to speak, and say, Oh, they must be a goodwhite college filled with goodwhitethought. Let's give them my kid to be properly indoctrinated and a lot of goodwhite guiltymoney along with it.

    PC hiring of grievance speakers is the equivalent of a modern-day potlatch, and it's akin to what the big man of some primitive tribe does. They throw a huge party and give away stuff to gain support from the tribe and prove what a terrific guy they are who deserves to be in charge. In the case of colleges, the invited grievance speaker is supposed to symbolize a poor and oppressed class of people, and the yokels in the audience are being taught that you should feel good at the end of the speech, and that they too should give away lots of money to the oppressed (or at least one of their symbolic exemplars) when they actually get some later on in life, because it will make them feel like goodwhites who deserve to be in charge and praised for being noble. It's also the modern-day equivalent of religious tithing for atheists and other unchurched people, though this giving of money to just a single occasional person actually has very little effect on improving the status of an entire class of people, but don't tell goodwhites that or they'll get upset.

    Seems a good time to take Peter Theil’s advice.

    Surely, some parents think “I do not want to send my children to the local Uni where Tim Wise just spoke”

    At some point this has to collapse under its own weight, doesn’t it?

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  156. @27 year old
    In my freshman orientation they assigned us to read Barbara Echenrich's Nickle and Dimed which is a typical liberal screed about the working class getting screwed over in America that doesn't mention the impact of immigration or black crime. I didn't read it and neither did most people I knew. There was also a speech by the author, nobody went to that. The people who read the book were mostly annoyed that the book wasn't ever on any test.

    This is trickling down to high schools. My kid was assigned summer reading that was always either by an author of color or by a white author saying how beastly whites were. Compliance is ensured by a pro forma test at the beginning of the school year.

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  157. You bigot, Steve Sailer! Shame on you! You see, T. Genius Coates had to run for his dear life to save his black body from being lynched by the KKK mob at U. of Oregon. That’s why he didn’t finish his lecture. He had to be escorted to a safe space and barely escaped the white supremacist throng who was furious at our gentle genius Coates for challenging the white privilege of people who believe they are white.
    Wait a second, that happened at Middlebury College! And for a different reason although not very clear to the students nor to me.

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    Did his safe space have kitties and puppies, or ducklings?
  158. @AnotherGuessModel
    This comment by a Shane Hall to a critical comment is most revealing of mainstream views of Coates' work. Both the quality of his writing and ideas are practically immune from criticism of any sort, and now it even extends to his cutting short a generously paid speech and not bothering to engage with questions afterwards. It's astounding what he gets away with.

    [Coates]-- and for that matter any academic speaker-- isn't "edutainment" that folks "get their money's worth" from. They have arguments to make. I don't see any comments here claiming that he didn't make a complete argument, that they didn't understand where he was going with his comments, or that those comments were inaccurate or insignificant. Academic speeches are not concerts; a speech is about the substance of ideas and evidence for those claims. Kurt claims the content wasn't engaging-- to me, when Coates discussed the exploitation of student athletes in universities, the significance of census statuses, the extended analogy of slavery to homeownership, and the fraught ethics and pragmatics of voting... I felt engaged. It seemed the crowd who gave him multiple standing ovations thought so too. These are tremendously important issues that Coates has studied and written about extensively via his blog, his journalism, his books, and he was kind enough to discuss with the school at a competative rate with other speakers of his status. I was thrilled that a speech of substance was heard by 5500 UO community members, and I am grateful to the donors who made this happen, and most of all to Coates for taking time to talk to us. I'd love the Emerald to devote more time to the issues Coates discussed, not the literal time he was on stage. One is interesting and vital... the other utterly banal.

    Another, Thank you, quite informative.

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  159. @Polynikes
    I'll give Clinton and some of these others a modicum of credit: it takes a few iq points to keep the ruse up that long.

    My guess is Coats just ran out of stuff to say and couldn't recover.

    Ran out of bad stuff to say about YT? Doubt that! Fool just lazy!

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  160. @Olorin
    Electrocute is a portmanteau word:

    electric (-ity) + (exec)ute

    Electrocution is by definition to death.

    Otherwise you're just shocked, zapped, or bitten (to use terms favored by Sparkys OMA). Or struck as by lightning.

    I’m as big a stickler for precision in language as anyone, but I must contend that in this case, as with, e.g., the word “decimate,” the word has undeniably evolved to carry its new meaning even in formal and proper English.

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    Electricians care more about accurate English, for obvious reasons.

    :D
  161. What sort of security fee did he have pay the university like conservative speakers have to do.

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  162. @Autochthon
    I'm as big a stickler for precision in language as anyone, but I must contend that in this case, as with, e.g., the word "decimate," the word has undeniably evolved to carry its new meaning even in formal and proper English.

    Electricians care more about accurate English, for obvious reasons.

    :D

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  163. @Anonymous
    Here's a video of his speech. Pretty similar to every speech he's ever made.

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

    What is this originally from?

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  164. @Baltimore Bob
    Steve,

    The Baltimore Sun is running a 4 part series on diversity in schools that would be right up your alley. http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/investigations/bs-md-school-segregation-series-henderson-20170321-story.html

    Today is part 2 and discusses the failure of a week financed charter school near Johns Hopkins hospital that is a great example of various liberal subgroups pointing fingers at each other. Teachers, administrators, local African American residents, foundations, and the colleges involved (jhu and Morgan State u, an hbcu).

    I'd love to see you cover this topic. I'm actually a high school teacher at a large and diverse Baltimore high school and this experience has really woken me up to the possible future of the US if we continue acting like parenting and values don't matter.

    How would you compare your job with The Wire Season 4?

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    Interesting question. I've never actually thought of it that way, despite loving that show and seeing that season as generally accurate. Prezbieliewski was really passive and beta and maybe a bit naive despite being a police officer previously. These types of teachers generally last a few months, tops. Kids see it and pounce on it. Do-gooder liberal TFA and TNTP types also wash out in high percentages because kids feast on the overly idealistic.

    I became a teacher after ten yrs working a 6-figure-but-dead-end job in middle management at a DC lobbying firm. I am not that idealistic, I set realistic goals for each kid and expect then to do their part. If they don't, I call home or refer them to admins to handle. I generally don't have to do either very much.

    I have a young kid so in the next few years I'll be moving to a very "red" area 20 miles outside the city and I'll probably teach at a blue ribbon school up there. I can't do that now bc I have a provisional certification only good for the city since my grad degree is not education. Next yr I will have a standard license and can teach anywhere.
  165. @Ganderson
    The Grateful Dead did a different show every night- even when they played multiple nights in the same city. And they had no between tunes patter.

    Sure but the Grateful Dead were a jam band and anti-Rock Stars. No flashy duds on stage. Flannel shirts OK and shorts I see w Bob Wier Band

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  166. @Mr. Blank
    West is a pretty fascinating guy. Apparently he's a genuine heavyweight intellectual, but for some damn reason that probably only makes sense to him, he feels the need to knock about 50 points off his IQ and adopt the manners and style of a black preacher from Mississippi. The results are about as successful as most bookish, highly-intelligent folks who pretend to be "down" with the proles, but because he's black, people nod gravely and give golf-tournament applause to his act instead of pointing and laughing.

    FWIW, ca. 1993, Leon Weiseltier penned a review of a bevy of Cornel West’s recently published work. He deemed it largely worthless, an exercise in academic’s wordplay that was largely empty of semantic content. The title of the article was quite inflammatory, something along the lines of “The Decline of the Black Intellectual”.

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  167. @Pericles
    How would you compare your job with The Wire Season 4?

    Interesting question. I’ve never actually thought of it that way, despite loving that show and seeing that season as generally accurate. Prezbieliewski was really passive and beta and maybe a bit naive despite being a police officer previously. These types of teachers generally last a few months, tops. Kids see it and pounce on it. Do-gooder liberal TFA and TNTP types also wash out in high percentages because kids feast on the overly idealistic.

    I became a teacher after ten yrs working a 6-figure-but-dead-end job in middle management at a DC lobbying firm. I am not that idealistic, I set realistic goals for each kid and expect then to do their part. If they don’t, I call home or refer them to admins to handle. I generally don’t have to do either very much.

    I have a young kid so in the next few years I’ll be moving to a very “red” area 20 miles outside the city and I’ll probably teach at a blue ribbon school up there. I can’t do that now bc I have a provisional certification only good for the city since my grad degree is not education. Next yr I will have a standard license and can teach anywhere.

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  168. @Kylie
    I did debate and extemp in high school and spent years in various choirs. Singing in public takes much more energy than speaking in public does.

    Not a fan of Mick or Bruce but I understand from those who've seen them live that they don't just phone their performances in. (Maybe they do now that they're so old but they didn't in their primes.) I'm sure they were expending lots of energy. Certainly more than Genius T. Coates does when condescending to lecture his fans. I doubt his black body ever works up a sweat.

    Black rappers break a sweat because they are committed to their illusion. So I have to think that G+++ Coats does the same at least halfway. If he is an awful public speaker, at getting bribed via university speaking engagements, word will get around and his current $40,000 price will become $20,000.

    I think T Coates shelf live expires May of 2018. He should go for all the Benjamins he can scoop up now. By 2019 The Atlantic will have a new prime black totem installed. btw ever see the dead tree Atlantic? Very slick and full of newer the type corporate advertisers/

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  169. @BB753
    You bigot, Steve Sailer! Shame on you! You see, T. Genius Coates had to run for his dear life to save his black body from being lynched by the KKK mob at U. of Oregon. That's why he didn't finish his lecture. He had to be escorted to a safe space and barely escaped the white supremacist throng who was furious at our gentle genius Coates for challenging the white privilege of people who believe they are white.
    Wait a second, that happened at Middlebury College! And for a different reason although not very clear to the students nor to me.

    Did his safe space have kitties and puppies, or ducklings?

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  170. @Clyde

    OTOH, if he gives these speeches a lot, you’d think he could just repeat them.
    Maybe he’s just lazy or wanted to do something else. Kind of like a rock star. Not very disciplined.
     
    Rock stars do in fact give the same speech each night. They will have fixed set of 20 tunes and Mick Jagger (example) will deliver the same patter between tunes in Detroit as he did in Cleveland. The set will vary from tour to tour.
    Bruce Springsteen varies his sets more than the others. Hard to believe but this hash slinger of working class Americana is very big in Europe and performs in stadiums there, Australia, anywhere.

    Has G+enius Coates never heard of teleprompters?

    As always, The Simpsons riffs on this.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eh2teM0GlYM

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  171. @Daniel H
    >>The talk was Coates’ fifth in five days, he announced during his speech. The evening before, he was at Oregon State University where he spoke from 6-7:30 p.m. For that event, he was paid $30,000, according to his contract with the university.<<

    We all know that the "State" schools are lower in prestige to the "University of" schools, that's why Oregon State only paid him $30,000 instead of the $41,000 that University of Oregon paid. Gee, what a way to rub it into the faces of the lowly Oregon State students. Now that's a legitimate excuse for a riot.

    I imagine there are many Ohio State Buckeyes willing to take issue with your concept of a “State” school’s inferiority.

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  172. @Dan Hayes
    donut:

    Tom Wolfe would disagree with your Irish assessment.

    In "Bonfire of the Vanities" he stated that the Irish are the very last to sell out or betray out!

    Kind of like the Swedes thinking that these nice Muzzie refugees are just swell! Just don’t turn your back on one.

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  173. @donut
    Hey guys . I am watching "My Cousin Vinnie" . First of all Marisa Tomei is hot . And that Dago should know that grits are the same as polenta . I must say that Marisa has a very good filmography she has done good work since then , some misses of course . How could she possibly know that Denis Leary could destroy the good writing of any show ? And drag his costars down "all for the big salad" . Although he has done some good work as well . I guess what I mean to say is that Marisa is a craftsman ...er craftswoman. I can't recall a bad performance from her . It's possible that she has the Michael Caine syndrome .

    Marisa Tomei was also good in Before the Devil Know You’re Dead. A fine film by Sidney Lumet.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Before_the_Devil_Knows_You%27re_Dead

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    Oh , yes " Before the Devil Know You’re Dead" , one of the grimmest films ever made . The other was "Owning Mahoney" also starring Philip Seymour Hoffman . No wonder he killed himself .
  174. @Jim Don Bob
    Marisa Tomei was also good in Before the Devil Know You're Dead. A fine film by Sidney Lumet.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Before_the_Devil_Knows_You%27re_Dead

    Oh , yes ” Before the Devil Know You’re Dead” , one of the grimmest films ever made . The other was “Owning Mahoney” also starring Philip Seymour Hoffman . No wonder he killed himself .

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    Philip Seymour Hoffman was a helluva actor. A same he was a junkie, too.
    Thanks for the tip on Owning Mahoney.
  175. @donut
    I never cared for Carlin , I think his only talent was determining which way the wind was blowing . My own personal experience with Irishmen was that they would betray a shipmate for an hour of OT .

    Did he work with them or observe them ?

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  176. @donut
    Oh , yes " Before the Devil Know You’re Dead" , one of the grimmest films ever made . The other was "Owning Mahoney" also starring Philip Seymour Hoffman . No wonder he killed himself .

    Philip Seymour Hoffman was a helluva actor. A same he was a junkie, too.
    Thanks for the tip on Owning Mahoney.

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  177. “You know, when you are making that kind of money, you can actually afford to insert a rest day in your schedule.”

    Maybe Coates is like MLK. Maybe he’s getting so much strange “road pussy” he doesn’t want a day of rest. Let us pray that this is the case, ’cause it will lead him to an early grave.

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  178. @Mr. Blank
    West is a pretty fascinating guy. Apparently he's a genuine heavyweight intellectual, but for some damn reason that probably only makes sense to him, he feels the need to knock about 50 points off his IQ and adopt the manners and style of a black preacher from Mississippi. The results are about as successful as most bookish, highly-intelligent folks who pretend to be "down" with the proles, but because he's black, people nod gravely and give golf-tournament applause to his act instead of pointing and laughing.

    I read his book “Race Matters” about 20 years ago.

    It was full of “A=B, B=C, therefore the alphabet is racist” nonsense. An extended op-ed, full of assertions with no citations or even much of an attempt make an argument. If he is an heavyweight intellectual, he certainly hid it well while writing that silly book.

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  179. @Meretricious
    disagree--both probably have a Barry 115

    You’re serious ? Coates is way lower than 115. He’s a genuine dummy. Obama at 115 sounds alright to me. Loury is a genuinely bright guy. Not physicist level but IQ130 to IQ137 ? Sure. He sounds to me like he’s smarter than I am and I’m way above IQ115.

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