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  1. The tennis stories make me ask an important question:Was there a Tennisocaust?

    • LOL: Mr. Rational
    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  2. Clyde says:

    “Find us the minority woman and we will find a chorus to praise her, make her into an innocent” — the flip side from Lavrentri Beria.

    • Replies: @anonymous
  3. Anon[394] • Disclaimer says:

    I think this is an example of Scott Adams’s “two movies on one screen” theory:

    http://blog.dilbert.com/2017/02/12/good-example-of-our-two-movie-reality/

    I have been saying since Trump’s election that the world has split into two realities – or as I prefer to say, two movies on one screen – and most of us don’t realize it. We’re all looking at the same events and interpreting them wildly differently. That’s how cognitive dissonance and confirmation bias work. They work together to create a spontaneous hallucination that gets reinforced over time. That hallucination becomes your reality until something changes.

    This phenomenon has nothing to do with natural intelligence. We like to think that the people on the other side of the political debate are dumb, under-informed, or just plain evil. That’s not the case. We’re actually experiencing different realities. I mean that literally.

    I miss Scott Adams since he gave up blogging. I’ll be damed if I spend time in the muck of Twitter, and I don’t have the time to watch him ramble on in his Periscope videos.

  4. anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:
    @Clyde

    This is why, I’ve come to realize, you can only blame black folks so far when they ‘act out’. The minor point is that it comes naturally to them, but the major point is that they’re richly rewarded for it by those who actually control the levers of power in our society. Who forever perceive a percentage in stoking strife among the goyishe tribes.

  5. Diversity good and hard. I hope White people get it up to their eyeballs. It’s the only thing that might make them break out of their PC trance.

  6. I feel sorry for Osaka, she won deservedly and Serena has managed to taint it. I wonder if Serena would have been less unhappy losing to a white girl. Osaka is a threat to her special status.

  7. kissinger says:

    Full Black Serena Williams is more Diverse than Half Black Osaka.

    • Agree: NickG
  8. Anon[607] • Disclaimer says:

    Now he’s moved from the holocaust to 9/11. Can the fake moon landing be far behind?

  9. This Is Getting Bizarre …

    It’s zoologically ridiculous. Instead of lionized she should be gorvillafied.

    • LOL: Mr. Rational
  10. Anonymous[136] • Disclaimer says:

    Blacks have not yet reached the iq of accountability, and are thus innocent of sin.

    • LOL: Mr. Rational
    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Jack D
    , @JimB
  11. @Peter Akuleyev

    Yes, and the crowd reaction was reprehensible, as Osaka was outright booed for rudely usurping Goddess Queen Beyonce — ah, Serena, sorry. The Official Narrative was supposed to be Serena’s triumph as Ageless Champion/New Mother.

    • Agree: AndrewR
    • Replies: @ic1000
    , @Bragadocious
  12. Steve, you left out the most Orwellian headline of all from the Washington Post today.

    Dignity was vanquished at U.S. Open. Then Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka showed us how to recover with grace.

    By Sarah L. Kaufman

  13. That last article of the three is really rant-y and unhinged. For example:

    During a break, Williams was still waiting for Ramos to acknowledge that she had not cheated: “You’re attacking my character. Yes you are. You owe me an apology.” She did not want her integrity to be tainted by a man’s false characterization. Ramos could have defused the situation simply by saying that he understood her point — and then warning her that if she continued to speak, he would penalize her for a third time.

    Instead, he let Williams go on, until she made the apparently unforgivable point that Ramos was a “thief” for stealing a point from her.

    Does the article’s author realize Serena was engaged in the final round of international sporting event, and not in a petty office spat over who jammed the photocopier?

    I also love, love, love the way the ultimate responsibility for Serena’s behavior — ‘he let Williams go on’ — rests with the referee, not with her.

    • Agree: RVBlake, TTSSYF
    • Replies: @anonymous
  14. Anon[607] • Disclaimer says:

    It seems very likely that the 9/11 attacks were the work of an organization far more powerful and professionally-skilled than a rag-tag band of nineteen random Arabs armed with box-cutters.

    Oh, Ron. Oh, Ron.

    The Mossad was behind 9/11, and maybe the Kennedy assasination?

    Readers should therefore regard this as a preliminary version of my article, which I may render into a more polished form within the next couple of days.

    Which means what? He’s still working on integrating the Face on Mars into his theory?

    • Troll: Mr. Rational
    • Replies: @Hunsdon
    , @Desiderius
    , @njguy73
  15. @PiltdownMan

    I watched a bit of that trophy ceremony video embedded in the story you linked.

    I could hardly believe what I heard at about the 1:40 mark. The USTA official making a speech says ‘Perhaps it’s not the finish we were looking for today, but Serena, you are a champion of all champions’. The video cuts to the weeping, downcast face of Naomi Osaka. The paean to Serena then continues for some time.

    Eventually, this boorish homer gives Osaka a perfunctory one-sentence ‘Congrats for winning your first major’ — and that’s it.

    That was institutional bad sportsmanship on a level I can’t recall ever having encountered before.

  16. anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    I also love, love, love the way the ultimate responsibility for Serena’s behavior — ‘he let Williams go on’ — rests with the referee, not with her.

    If, on the other hand, he had tried to make her stop–to shut her up–can you imagine the resulting apoplexy among the ruling/chattering classes? He’d be vilified far worse for ‘punching down’ from his high chair and daring to silence the voice of a strong, proud black woman. That would have been suicide for him, and he knew better.

    This society is becoming rapidly more insane by the minute.

  17. Clyde says:

    Serena Williams Accuses Official of Sexism in U.S. Open Loss to …1 day ago – The first was a warning after Ramos felt Williams was receiving instructions from …. When the next changeover came, with Osaka leading, 4-3, Williams, still visibly distraught over what she ….. Waiting for the Next Arthur Ashe.

    They love and praise because she railed against a man. The Hispanic court judge. She stuck it to the man! And herself, or whatever! The rage against the patriarchal machine that all women hold inside. Next match Williams will wear her treasured pussy hat.

  18. Hmmm. I didn’t realise Williams was a woman female.

    • LOL: Mr. Rational
  19. anonymous[340] • Disclaimer says:
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    Doesn’t the behavior of Serena Williams typify the entitled, bullying culture of her entire country?

    I remember when “USA!” was proud to field an Olympic basketball team without NBA players — until they lost. Then it was time to change the standards to ensure victory. (I’ve since walked even farther away, but didn’t an NBA-laden “Dream Team” come up short, too, losing out to a better style of team play and offenses that could do more than travel-n-dunk?) If “we” don’t win, then something or someone must have unfairly kept “us” from “our” rightful place in the world.

    Many here love that Serena Williams is black and female, but what’s worse is the widespread endorsement of her behavior throughout Exceptional Nation.

    Or were the white men shushing their women who booed during the awards ceremony? You’ll have to tell me because I wouldn’t ingest this Circus Bread if you paid me.

    • Replies: @Nathan
    , @Carbon blob
  20. What upsets me about this isn’t Serena Williams’ reaction. If I had a dime for every time a pro athlete showed no class, I’d be richer than Bill Gates.

    It’s the fans reaction. Booing a 20 year old, who just realized her lifelong dream, beating her idol and winning her first Grand Slam championship? I’m a Philadelphia Eagles fan, and even Eagles fans wouldn’t stoop that low.* Always figured tennis fans to be a better class of fan.

    *Unless it was the Cowboys… and maybe the Giants.

  21. Anonymous[289] • Disclaimer says:

    The Totem-Pole is so all powerful that it even works as a ‘ghost’.

  22. anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:
    @PiltdownMan

    What we’re beginning to see from the MSM is how they’re going to continue blaming everything on white males even after we’ve ceased to exist. Here’s a scenario between various POCs and still the MSM is pinning the offense upon people who had absolutely nothing to do with it. Just like Nazis, who haven’t existed since 1945 but still play the ever-present demon in MSM ‘entertainment’ lectures.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
  23. anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    The USTA official making a speech says ‘Perhaps it’s not the finish we were looking for today, but Serena, you are a champion of all champions.’

    That is really breathtaking. The parallels with Hillary are inescapable.

    “This isn’t how things were supposed to turn out, but we’re still the good guys.” At least Naomi is learning what happens when you dare to cross one of society’s Pampered Pets. Yes, yes, I know–the ironies are piling up fast. It’s hard to keep up lately.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
  24. Ed says:

    Goodness, so glad I cancelled my subscription over a year ago. The paper is buzzfeed on steroids.

  25. Nathan says:

    What’s going to happen when they find out she’s juiced to the gills? Are there going to be articles about how not using steroids is sexist or something?

  26. robot says: • Website

    OT: it’s obviously dangerous to mention, but every baseball team has at least two play-by-play commentators (maybe two for tv and two more for radio?) who have to be super-articulate for daily three-hour stretches– are there any blacks who’ve succeeded in this role?

  27. Jake says:

    This is not ‘getting’ anything. It always has been like this.

    This is nothing more than taking the Liberal view of race and sex to something near its extreme end: being black and female, Serena is always a victim of white, heterosexuals, doubly so men. If black female Serena strangles an opponent, then either she was forced to do so by racism and sexism or else her act was itself the essence of virtue (for her, not you racists and sexists).

    Serena used to look like a man with sculpted muscles – made from PEDs. I wouldn’t be surprised the tiniest bot to learn that she has had failed drug tests covered up.

  28. Nathan says:
    @anonymous

    1. No.

    2. The only real Dream Team was the 1992 Dream Team, and that broke basketball as an Olympic sport. Many Lithuanians and Croats learned they had no real business on the court that year!

    • Replies: @anonymous
  29. Hunsdon says:
    @Anon

    You are aware that the appropriate place to comment on an article by Ron Unz is . . . in the comment thread of that article. You must be aware of that.

    • Agree: Anonym
    • Replies: @Clyde
    , @Anon
    , @El Dato
    , @vinteuil
  30. Anonymous[527] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    Exactly. The left view blacks as toddlers and dogs. Incapable of making choices and bearing responsibility for those choices. A people that needs the paternalistic guidance of democrats. They’ve always retained the slave ideology they started with, they’ve just switched up the plantations.

    • Replies: @TheJester
    , @Kevin O'Keeffe
  31. @NJ Transit Commuter

    It’s the fans reaction. Booing a 20 year old, who just realized her lifelong dream, beating her idol and winning her first Grand Slam championship

    Absolutely.

    I’m disgusted and embarrassed by this shameful display by my fellow blue passport holders.

    Especially because these same humanoids will turn around in 24 hours and go, “b-b-but muh 9/11!”

  32. Anonymous[527] • Disclaimer says:
    @Peter Akuleyev

    To paraphrase some lines by Richard Pryor: “White folks gettin’ tired our *sses. They gettin’ them some new n*ggas…”

  33. jodoyle says:
    @Peter Akuleyev

    thing is that serena gave osaka points, so osaka did not actually winn based on a clean fight… omg was that too racists?

    • Replies: @Forbes
  34. njguy73 says:

    Six months from now, some White female tennis player will argue with an official, and columnists will call her “the sports equivalent of Karen Who Wants To Talk To The Manager.”

    • LOL: Buffalo Joe
    • Replies: @Tom-in-VA
  35. @robot

    Good question. There are successful black announcers on national networks like Bryant Gumbel and Mike Tirico (although he doesn’t really believe he’s black), but I can’t think of any local legend baseball announcers in the mode of Vin Scully, Harry Caray, or Jack Buck who are black.

    On the other hand, African Americans aren’t very much in to baseball anymore. There are probably more black basketball announcers, but I don’t know. The current Lakers broadcaster, the successor to the legendary Chick Hearn, Bill MacDonald, is white.

    On the other hand, my high school friend Bill, who is a weekend newscast sportscaster, was stuck behind Jim Hill, who is black, for roughly ever on the CBS outlet in L.A. I can recall when 21-year-old Tiger Woods won the 1997 Masters, Jim Hill boasted that he’d been reporting on Tiger Woods since the 1970s. In some ways, being a newscast sportscaster is better than being a game announcer because you don’t have to travel.

    The best job is perhaps being an NFL announcer because that’s only 8 regular seasonroad games per years. When my friend Bill moved to Fox in Dallas as a newscast sportscaster a quarter of a century ago, they held out the possibility that if he was a huge hit there, he might become the Voice of the Dallas Cowboys, which is a Really Good Job. But that didn’t happen, so he came back to CBS in L.A. to do weekend newscasts, which is about the 97th percentile of sportscasting jobs in America.

  36. Danindc says:
    @Anon

    He’s an interesting guy but no great talent. He predicted Trump??? So did most on this blog. I rarely hear great insight from him.

    Good communicator though granted.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    , @Jack Hanson
  37. Pericles says:
    @Nathan

    What’s going to happen when they find out she’s juiced to the gills?

    It’s traditionally the fault of the coach or boyfriend, maybe both.

    • Replies: @Nathan
  38. Danindc says:
    @Peter Akuleyev

    I think she’ll be fine. Get some sleep.

    If she lost that way to Sharapova she would have climbed the umpire chair and swatted that ref to the ground.

    • Replies: @Lurker
    , @tyrone
    , @anonymous
  39. Clyde says:
    @Hunsdon

    right……and be swarmed by the Unz idiot contingent…. the biggest boost Unz.com ever got was when storm front was shut down for a while last year

    • LOL: bomag
    • Replies: @Anonym
    , @fred c dobbs
  40. Clyde says:
    @robot

    who have to be super-articulate for daily three-hour stretches–

    You must be aware that “articulate” is a word tinged with racism.

    • Replies: @Trevor H.
  41. Clyde says:
    @anonymous

    Excellent comment! Punching down from his high chair.….lulz. Welldone!

  42. ChrisZ says:
    @Anon

    I agree both that reactions seem to show that people are living in different realities (although one reality really is dumber than the other), and that Scott Adams’ departure from blogging has been a loss.

  43. Anonymous[414] • Disclaimer says:

    How does the male-female sentencing gap compare to the black male-white male sentencing gap?

  44. markflag says:

    Don’t forget “I’m a mother” and post-partum depression.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    , @Anon
  45. The best job is perhaps being an NFL announcer because that’s only 8 regular seasonroad games per years.

    It’s not the best job if you actually enjoy the sport. Baseball or basketball broadcasting would be the best job, provided you truly love that sport. 162 games is better than 16. And you are traveling to the same cities year after year, so you could develop a pretty comfortable road routine, I imagine.

  46. Anonymous[414] • Disclaimer says:
    @PiltdownMan

    Every. Single. Time.

    • Agree: AndrewR
  47. Tom-in-VA says:
    @njguy73

    And God forbid if the official is non-white. Hispanic will of course count in this case.

  48. @Anon

    I also disagree with his arguments, but, whatever. He gave us this wonderful website, anyway.

    • Replies: @International Jew
  49. Thanks to “Russian hackers” (yes they tried that here too) we know that Serena has gotten “therapeutic use exemptions” for prednisone and other drugs, dating back at least to 2010. She’s probably had various exemptions throughout her career. All that, and she still cries on twitter and makes a scene when the tennis authorities decide to drug test her. She’s insufferable, I would’ve booed too if I were at the open final, at Serena.

  50. @anonymous

    Our 2004 Olympic team got blown out by *Puerto Rico* in the first game of the tournament and lost in the semis to Argentina.

    Probably would have been an easy gold if Kobe and Shaq had forced themselves to participate. Instead two of our guards were Stephon Marbury and Allen Iverson, and two of our centers were Amare Stoudamire and Emeka Okafor.

    Thankfully the standard of American basketball has risen greatly in the last decade since. Data science has boosted our collective body of strategic intelligence, and the top players’ ball skills and tactical chops are way greater than they used to be.

  51. anonymous[340] • Disclaimer says:
    @Nathan

    I was going to thank you for clearing that up, but I checked.

    You need to read up on the arrogant collection of brats that showed their American ass in 2004.

    • Replies: @Nathan
  52. Thirdtwin says:

    “Readers should therefore regard this as a preliminary version of my article, which I may render into a more polished turd within the next couple of days.”

    FIFY

  53. Anonym says:
    @Clyde

    Regardless of what Ron chooses to write or link to, Steve’s site is self contained. There is no need to use Steve’s blog to snark away and create straw men to attack Unz. It’s just irritating. Try to get first post on one of his 500 post monster threads if you must.

  54. Anon[607] • Disclaimer says:

    A search of Google News reveals dozens more of these. There are some anti-Serena pieces, but mostly in the non-U.S. press.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  55. Anon[320] • Disclaimer says:
    @robot

    I liked Ken Singleton as an announcer when I used to follow the Yankees.

    • Agree: slumber_j
  56. nglaer says:

    The Times has a reasonable opinion piece, pointing out Williams bad sportsmanship. The tennis world seems split between people trying to be woke (Billie Jean, the McEnroe boys–and those who seem to know Serena went over the line and acknowledge it (Chrissie Evert, Martina). Kudos to the latter.

    • Replies: @Rosie
  57. Trevor H. says:
    @Clyde

    You must be aware that “articulate” is a word tinged with racism.

    “Word” is also a word tinged with racism. And “tinged”? Let’s not even go there.

    • Replies: @Currahee
  58. ic1000 says:
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    > the crowd reaction was reprehensible, as Osaka was outright booed for rudely usurping Goddess Queen Beyonce — ah, Serena, sorry.

    Now I’m getting confused. I thought the catalyst for this thousand-ship twitterstorm was when Taylor Swift unexpectedly trumped Serena for Tennis Album Of The Year. But that was in Las Vegas, not Osaka.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  59. ChrisZ says:
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    Calvinist, this may be an indelicate comparison, but the antics of the award ceremony take me back to 2004 (!), when Smarty Jones was on target to win the Triple Crown, and was the subject of worshipful profiles in the press and adoring letters from school kids. But he lost in the final stretch at Belmont to a longshot, Birdstone.

    The disappointment over the derailed narrative was palpable (imagine all the pre-written columns that had to be junked!). The award ceremony was largely about how sad it was that Smarty had lost—IIRC even Birdstone’s owner felt obliged to invoke Smarty’s special greatness and minimize the accomplishment of her own horse.

    Smarty, incidentally, proved admirably sportsmanlike and had not a cross word for the officials.

  60. Redman says:
    @robot

    Ken Singleton for the Yanks. Very good announcer. But the again, since the demise of the seriously lazy Phil Rizzuto, all of the Yanks announcers have been above average.

  61. TheJester says:
    @Anonymous

    The Serena Williams Tantrum in Context …

    Blacks are being used as “useful idiots” in the political, economic, and social games being played by the (((Deep State))). Blacks will learn this soon enough after the (((Deep State))) completes its destruction of WASP power and culture, leaving the Jews with a free hand in Western Civilization. Western Civilization will thereafter become a reconstructed society of hereditary aristocrats and their subjects … rulers and helots. Blacks will be at the bottom of the social order. We know who the rulers will be.

    It is also important to notice how the (((Deep State))) has turned legions of White women against White men and the “toxic masculinity” that allegedly created Western Civilization and keeps them in bondage. But White feminists are also playing the role of “useful idiots” in the creation of the New World Order. When their work is done in dissolving Western Civilization into a reductio ad absurdum, they will likewise find themselves easy targets for political, social, and economic subterfuge. We already have a hint of this in the MSM’s new “War on Beckies”.

    If this sounds extreme, one has only to notice how the interests of the United States and its citizens have been repeatedly and systematically redirected to serve the political, economic, and military interests of Israel … the new “Resurrection” as Israel Shamir calls it. Unprecedented … and real!

    Cf: Israel Shamir’s latest article in the Unz Review, “Kamikaze from California”. September 10, 2018.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
  62. Rosie says:
    @nglaer

    The tennis world seems split between people trying to be woke (Billie Jean, the McEnroe boys–and those who seem to know Serena went over the line and acknowledge it (Chrissie Evert, Martina). Kudos to the latter.

    And Kudos to you for saying something nice about White women. That doesn’t happen very often around here.

    • Replies: @AndrewR
    , @Father O'Hara
  63. If Serena Williams had been in the defensive secondary for the New York Jets when the Jets played the Indianapolis Colts in the 2010 American Football Conference Championship game, the Jets would have beaten the Colts.

    I am convinced that Serena Williams’ drive and tenaciousness would have been utilized by the New York Jets to completely and totally shut down the Mormon wide receiver Austin Collie and the Haitian wide receiver Pierre Garcon and that sneaky rascal Dallas Clark.

    Much more than her musculature development, Williams’ grit and determination are what propels her to victory.

    The damn boobs in the Jets’ secondary allowed that Peyton Manning to throw all over the place. Serena Williams would have stopped him!

  64. ex-banker says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Dave Sims has been the TV voice of the Mariners for several years. Seemed pretty competent to me while watching a relatively small number of games per year — the real test of a play-by-play is not wearing on the fans who watch 100+ games per year. Ken Singleton, the former player, is also pretty good on the Yankee telecasts in a hybrid play-by-play analyst role.

    • Replies: @Anon87
  65. Nathan says:
    @Pericles

    See, I don’t think so. Somehow she will have been RIGHT to juice, and we’ll be wrong for having a problem with it.

    • Replies: @Pericles
  66. Tulip says:

    I have zero interest in this story. Tennis pros are brats, and it transcends race and sex apparently.

  67. @anonymous

    I’d agree, but that was used already. I don’t spend my precious life span watching these things anymore. People In the wild are more interesting. Kill your TV.

  68. @The Last Real Calvinist

    I haven’t been to a U.S. (tennis) Open in about 20 years, but my experience was that the crowd in Flushing skews heavily rich, corporate and Levantine. Lots of people who look like Harvey Weinstein in the crowd drinking designer water. No wonder they acted like such jerks. Their pet was being shoahed.

    • Replies: @slumber_j
    , @Reg Cæsar
    , @Redman
  69. Anon[607] • Disclaimer says:

    Trigger warning: Off topic

    The Pioneer Fund is apparently all but spent down, but the final recipient of its funding, a Professor Aurelio Figueredo of the University of Arizona, like the last senile 97-year old concentration camp guard, is not being left alone:

    Arizona psychologist faces scrutiny for grants from organization founded to support research in eugenics

    https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2018/09/10/arizona-psychologist-faces-scrutiny-grants-organization-founded-support-research

    According to staff writer Colleen Flaherty,

    The Pioneer Fund was established in a 1937 with the goal of promoting “race betterment” — as in the white race — and it has long funded research that supports or could support a link between race and intelligence. So, in 2018, when mainstream science has debunked any such link, is the Pioneer Fund still a legitimate source of funding for an academic researcher?

    “It’s a foundation with an explicit agenda to prove that a biological hierarchy exists,” said Alexandra Minna Stern, chair in American culture and professor of history, women’s studies and obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Michigan, who is an expert in the eugenics movement. “So for any university with a mission that embraces the basic tenets of equality, meritocracy, producing democratic citizens and having a multiracial, diverse student body, the mission of the Pioneer Fund is antagonistic to those very values.”

    Universities support meritocracy now? When did that happen?

    • Replies: @Jack D
    , @Redneck farmer
  70. How come no one has been commenting on the anti-Hispanic nature of Ms. Williams’s outburst against a guy named Carlos Ramos?

    I guess, like Zimmerman, this one has been promoted to white Hispanic.

  71. Women get lighter prison sentences than men? The friends and family of Pamela Smart would disagree. Last Tuesday, was Gregg’s birthday. While his innocent widow rots in prison, the killers probably had a brewski to celebrate.

    • Replies: @Anon
  72. Dtbb says:

    I didn’t watch the match. Was there friction between Serena and the umpire before the coaching warning?

  73. @NJ Transit Commuter

    Always figured tennis fans to be a better class of fan.

    They are except in Queens, where you’re lucky they don’t riot and throw trash at the players.

    They shout during serves so the umpire has to constantly beg them to shut up. They are like rowdies at a European soccer match.

    If you’ve ever been there and sat anywhere above, oh, twenty rows, you know you can’t see a damn thing. It costs about ten bucks to buy a plastic bottle of water and a small mortgage for a beer. You’re not allowed to carry anything in, and it’s hotter and sweatier than Hades, so you have to plan on denting your retirement savings just to remain hydrated and stay alive.

    This is just another example of the foreign city of New York getting everything. The US Open could be anywhere in the best country in the world, in any climate, with people who are more polite, but it just has to be in a modern day shithole with the worst weather, the highest prices and the rudest people.

    From even Revolutionary War times, New York City has been a foreign country that owns us.

    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
    , @jim jones
  74. @Peter Akuleyev

    162 games

    Are great for stat hounds, otherwise I don’t see the appeal.

    Hell, the 82 game long basketball and hockey seasons are far too long.

  75. Barnard says:
    @anonymous

    Ramos knew there was no way he could with the public. I thought as I was watching the meltdown this would result in an a push in the press to make Serena a victim. Despite their success, this a role Venus and Serena have embraced their entire careers. It is only because of the overall low level of play in women’s tennis that she is still able to compete for Grand Slam titles in the first place.

  76. Barnard says:
    @Nathan

    Serena has been complaining about getting drug tested more often than other top players ever since she returned from having her baby. Several years ago she had an incident where she hid in her home’s panic room to avoid having to take a drug test. Whatever she is on, they haven’t been able to detect it.

    • Replies: @Nathan
  77. George says:

    Who calls whom Hitler first, and when is AI first proposed as the solution?

    • LOL: Mr. Rational
  78. Mike1 says:

    I’m not sure who to be more disgusted by: the crowd or Serena. There were chubby women in the crowd literally screaming at the umpire. That group of people really did make the US look bad. Heads I win, Tails I scream and emote seems to be modern America.

  79. OT:

  80. eah says:

    You want to see “bizarre”, check out the BBC’s coverage of women’s tennis — you could be forgiven for thinking Serena Williams is the only woman on the tour — of course this is just the BBC overcompensating for the fact that when compared to other women on the tour, she looks like a gorilla.

    J.K. ROWLING BLASTS ‘RACIST’ SERENA NEWSPAPER CARTOON

    Where’s the lie? — “LOL”

  81. @Anon

    Whatever.

    The value of the records destroyed in Bldg 7 would cover a whole lot of hush money and that value was realized by the kind of people in the business of paying it.

    That of course doesn’t prove anything true (cf. Truthers), but the prudent course is to maintain a healthy dose of skepticism toward the official narrative.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  82. Jack D says:

    There is one fact, that has not be widely publicized, that I think makes what happened understandable. The chair umpire, Carlos Ramos, is not a Hispanic-American. He is a resident of Portugal. As such, he was oblivious to America’s racial and sexual politics. Any American ump, even a Hispanic-American, would have been aware of the double standards we are expected to apply to African-American behavior (Americans internalize these expectations and automatically apply them in black-white interactions and when they fail to do so they are ostracized), but as a European from an almost 100% white European country (until recently Portugal was too poor to attract much immigration) he would have been oblivious to this and judged the match in his usual impartial manner. And that was the problem.

    The old American thinking (exemplified by Martin Luther King in words if not necessarily in deeds) was that we should move toward a colorblind society and treat everyone the same regardless of race. The NEW American thinking (which Ramos was not up on) is that given America’s history of racism, blah, blah, blah, colorblind treatment is ITSELF racist and that we have to take race into account and cut black people extra slack in various ways. To say “I don’t see race” is, in this topsy-turvy world, itself a form of racism (but at the same time, we claim that race doesn’t even exist – no one said that this mess of feelings actually has to make any sense).

  83. Anon[277] • Disclaimer says:
    @Hunsdon

    What are you, a conspiracy nut? This High IQ Idiot must be right!

  84. AndrewR says:
    @Rosie

    God you’re annoying.

    He mentioned two individuals, not “White women” in general.

    Can’t you go troll Buzzfeed or HuffPo or something?

    • Agree: L Woods
    • Replies: @Rosie
    , @L Woods
  85. @Steve Sailer

    More like 99.7th percentile.

    Those communications grads aren’t hiring themselves!

  86. Jack D says:
    @Anonymous

    This explains a lot of the spin in the articles. Blacks are not considered to have agency, thus the onus is always on the white man – they are the “cause” of every mess even if superficially it seems as if the black is the one behaving badly. Even in the articles that were sympathetic to Osaka, they said that the ref should have defused the situation, as if that was his responsibility. His bosses have not backed him either, although they are clearly more motivated by $ – Serena brings $ to their sport, the ref is completely expendable.

    As others have pointed out, it’s hard to see how this is going to work in future America where there are no longer any white people left to blame. (The ref in this case however was a 100% white European).

  87. @Buzz Mohawk

    “They are except in Queens, where you’re lucky they don’t riot and throw trash at the players. They shout during serves so the umpire has to constantly beg them to shut up. They are like rowdies at a European soccer match.”

    No, tennis fans in Paris and (especially) Rome are even worse when ‘their’ player is losing.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqLr00Krd0k

    • Replies: @OFWHAP
  88. El Dato says:
    @kissinger

    This is getting way out of hand.

    WTA backs Serena Williams’ sexism claims amid US Open controversy

    The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) has backed Serena Williams’ claims that she was the victim of sexist treatment from the umpire in her defeat in the US Open final on Saturday. …

    Those claims have been backed by WTA CEO Steve Simon in a statement on Sunday, which said the incidents “brought to the forefront the question of whether different standards are applied to men and women in the officiating of matches.”

    “The WTA believes that there should be no difference in the standards of tolerance provided to the emotions expressed by men vs women and is committed to working with the sport to ensure that all players are treated the same. We do not believe that this was done last night,” the statement read.

    I guess the umpire needs an iPad with enforcement statistics against minorities before he can actually decide whether to he’s currently oppressing too much.

    Williams also won support from the president of the National Organization of Women, Toni Van Pelt, who accused Ramos of “a blatantly racist and sexist move” in sanctioning the player.

    “Ramos claimed he was just following the rules, but in actuality men stretch the rules all the time and are lionized for being ‘bad boys’ while women are benched,” Van Pelt said, according to AFP

    Pro Tennis is one of the most boring things in the history of sports except maybe cricket and now this.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    , @Reg Cæsar
    , @Anon
  89. @Anon

    Now he’s moved from the holocaust to 9/11. Can the fake moon landing be far behind?

    Well, to be fair, there is absolutely no reason to believe the official story, which was concocted by the prime suspects (the PNACers) and their allies. And as Griffin points out, there are all sorts of problems with the official story.

  90. Jack D says:
    @Danindc

    It was not just that he predicted Trump would win but that he had an insightful explanation of WHY Trump would win.

    • Replies: @ben tillman
    , @Anonymous
  91. Hey, can you get around Twitter’s 280-word limit by posting a photograph of a full-length essay?

    • Replies: @snorlax
  92. @Anon

    Sorry, I pressed LOL by accident. I meant to agree with you that I prefered Scott Adams’ blogs to the media he’s now moved to. Though, frankly, his blog was too wordy too.

  93. @Danindc

    Most on this blog DID NOT predict Trump. Instead it was wall to wall Eeyores resigning themselves to a North Dakota gulag when Big Grandma won.

    For all the pretensions at being Big Brain Niqqas with their fingers on the pulse of politics, this comments section is about 3 steps above Breitbart’s.

    • Replies: @Tim
  94. @Jack D

    Shorter – the last thing American blacks are looking for is equal treatment.

  95. snorlax says:
    @International Jew

    Yes but that’s way more irritating than just threading your tweets.

    • Replies: @International Jew
  96. @Jack D

    Also, it’s not true that most at this site predicted a Trump victory. I know I didn’t.

    • Replies: @Danindc
  97. hmmm says:
    @anonymous

    The first rule for cis white men under multiculturalism:

    Heads you lose, Tails you lose

  98. Anonymous[652] • Disclaimer says:

    Bill Kristol with a spicy take.

    After reading a bit and watching some clips, I've got to say I'm sympathetic to Serena Williams. Why? NOT because I'm woke. Rather because I'm a traditional fan hostile to intrusive & snowflake-like umpiring, an American who roots for other Americans, & an admirer of excellence.— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) September 9, 2018

    • Replies: @Liberty Mike
  99. @reiner Tor

    Correct. Same way, I’m growing tasty tomatoes this summer, in a garden fertilized with manure.

  100. Anonymous[195] • Disclaimer says:

    OT:
    Just saw a report that China is refusing to negotiate until after the midterms. Two things immediately occurred to me; the Chinese must believe the blue wave theory, and how much of a financial contribution are the Chinese making to Dem candidates? Is it enough to replace the Clinton Foundation cash?

  101. @robot

    Ever hear the story of Jim “Mudcat” Grant as color analyst in the ’70′s for Indians games? Reading a letter on the air from two sisters named Kunz, Grant mispronounced the name, and was corrected by the play-by-play guy. Then he said, “anyway, these two cunts wanna know …”

    • Replies: @donut
  102. @snorlax

    I’m not on Twitter so it was a purely theoretical question.

    Hey, what if they made a new social media platform where your posts were limited to a vocabulary of just 280 words? It would be fun to see…

  103. Forbes says:
    @jodoyle

    So the winner’s victory is tarnished because the loser broke the rules while losing, suffering a penalty? That’s some twisted rationalization…

  104. Anonymous[129] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jack D

    Perhaps no other European people other than the Portuguese are more familiar with black Africans.

    It was the Portuguese who initiated the African slave trade. It was the Portuguese who had first contact with black Africa. In fact, African slavery was practised in Portugal itself in the later middle ages. Some authorities claim that certain parts of Portugal were repopulated almost entirely by black Africans, and that a legacy is carried over in Portuguese genetics.

    So, perhaps it’s fair to say that the Portuguese know the African character – but not the American manners of fawning and deferring to Africans.

    • Replies: @Brutusale
  105. Veracitor says:

    America celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of its 1968 murder of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by robbing a Black woman of the 2018 US Open tennis championship. This week Flushing resembled Birmingham with a brutal umpire like a redneck cop unleashing snarling police dogs named Sexism and Racism. The angry white men who control the US Open made sure that no matter which Black woman athlete won the final match, she would lose to white male supremacy.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  106. Lagertha says:
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    I was more disgusted with the vapid, insincere announcers and presenters. What horrible human beings! I mean, as soon as the booing started, the young, Osaka was in tears. She even had the courage to say, “I defer your question…” to that scum bag sticking the microphone in her face, while her face was wet with tears – her mother looked horrified (I would have pulled out a sword!). She did get a little bit of revenge on the low-life fans by saying she knew they rooted against her the entire time….that was a great FU to these assholes who pretend that they are so classy because they play tennis and go to expensive matches….what a bunch of low-lives – they’ll get punished; karma always bites back.

    This is the lowest point in tennis I have ever seen….entirely ruined by mostly, the fans, the announcers/presenters and Serena. Osaka was clearly better in the first set she won. It’s a bitter pill to realize that, damn, how did a 20-year-old beat my 37-year-old ass? And, for God’s sake, it does not matter if you are a mother or not!

    Could people stop breaking rackets, throwing their equipment in an important match? I wish they would punch a wall…for once, I wish some overpaid, spoiled athlete would just smash their hand….or smack themselves on the head with a concussion blow.

    • Replies: @Pericles
  107. Anonymous[129] • Disclaimer says:

    Modern America has reached such a wretched and sorry state that the ‘imaginary’ or ‘virtual’ Totem Pole exists – rather like the mathematicians’ conceit of ‘i’ the imaginary number, which exists as a ‘useful’ abstraction only.

    You see, Totem Pole is now invoked *even when* no white males are involved. The ‘reasoning’ is that the enemy, the universal bogeyman can be evoked at will whenever the Pokemon double point winners, (black and female), want it to be evoked.

    • Replies: @El Dato
  108. @robot

    Former Cincinnati Reds second baseman and HOF’r Joe Morgan did a nice job announcing MLB games and World Series.

    • Replies: @Barnard
    , @Buck Turgidson
  109. Re the chivalry and paternalism argument…

    Yeah — but there it is.

    I’ve been married for thirty years. In those thirty years I’ve been pulled over by a cop maybe half a dozen times. I think maybe once he actually let me go. More generally — maybe it’s just my winning personality — I get written up.

    My wife has also been pulled over maybe half a dozen times. She was outraged on the one occasion the officer actually gave her the ticket.

    • Replies: @snorlax
  110. The argument for Serena Williams seems to rest on the rather unfortunate idea that women should be allowed to behave as badly as men do.

    That’s a bit like addressing shoplifting by agreeing that everyone should be allowed to do it.

    • Replies: @snorlax
  111. Lurker says:
    @Danindc

    she would have climbed the umpire chair and swatted that ref to the ground.

    • LOL: JMcG
  112. @Veracitor

    ‘America celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of its 1968 murder of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by robbing a Black woman of the 2018 US Open tennis championship. This week Flushing resembled Birmingham with a brutal umpire like a redneck cop unleashing snarling police dogs named Sexism and Racism. The angry white men who control the US Open made sure that no matter which Black woman athlete won the final match, she would lose to white male supremacy.’

    The great thing about that post is you can put it up at almost any site, and it’ll be admired and appreciated.

    • Replies: @Veracitor
    , @Joe Schmoe
  113. @kissinger

    ‘Full Black Serena Williams is more Diverse than Half Black Osaka.’

    I’d guess at most a quarter black. I have the impression her father was one of those elite Haitians — who tend to be mostly white.

    At least Osaka’s recognizably female.

    • Replies: @Cortes
    , @Jack D
  114. jim jones says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    You should come to Wimbledon if you want to watch tennis in a civilised atmosphere. The strawberries and cream are rather pricey though/

  115. @Lurker


    Now that you bring it to our attention there is a distinct resemblance.

    The notion that Serena Williams could somehow be seen as a representative of womanhood does have its absurd aspect.

  116. Danindc says:

    Steve – you need to get contest going. When next “incident” happens what will be the NYT/WashPost/Slate/Vox psychotic headline…gold box comment for winner.

  117. I think there are two components to the level insanity we are seeing.

    The first is the “female” angle. No offense to the fairer sex, but when you combine political muscle with the long-understood “Hell hath no fury” components of the female psyche, this is what you get.

    More importantly, this is another “sh****** country” moment. What I mean is, despite the numerous levels of psychological detritus clouding the minds of these people (liberals), they aren’t all that stupid.

    When they look at Haiti and compare it to, say, Iceland or Norway, they notice the difference and, at least on a subconscious level, know why there’s this difference. And they hate themselves for noticing, so they have to brush it off themselves and onto someone else, almost like a drunk tries to brush the little green men off his lapel (Off! off! off!). I guess this is called “transference?”

    When these liberals look at Williams, they think “Wow, her appearance is rather muscular and not particularly attractive and her behavior reminds of all these black women I see on World Star hip hop melting down at McDonald’s because their order is wrong.” Just as with noticing things about Haiti, they really, really hate themselves for noticing and look for a place to transfer that hatred. Hence all of the venom.

    It’s an added bonus if you are a particularly nasty person and you can ruin the lives of a few people along the way.

    • Replies: @Pericles
  118. How is this sexism? Jimmy Connors, Andy Roddick, and John McEnroe were all viewed with contempt for their outbursts. Ilie “Nasty” Nastase was named for his!

  119. @Jack D

    The chair umpire, Carlos Ramos, is not a Hispanic-American. He is a resident of Portugal. As such, he was oblivious to America’s racial and sexual politics. Any American ump, even a Hispanic-American, would have been aware of the double standards we are expected to apply to African-American behavior (Americans internalize these expectations and automatically apply them in black-white interactions and when they fail to do so they are ostracized), but as a European from an almost 100% white European country (until recently Portugal was too poor to attract much immigration) he would have been oblivious to this and judged the match in his usual impartial manner. And that was the problem.

    Great insight

  120. fitzGetty says:

    … it was after all just a one man race riot on a weekend tennis court …

  121. Anonymous[186] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jack D

    As others have pointed out, it’s hard to see how this is going to work in future America where there are no longer any white people left to blame.

    The question is impertinent. The whole point of these rules was to create a world where there are no longer any white people. The rules will disappear when white people do.

    • Agree: ben tillman
    • Replies: @Father O'Hara
  122. Anonymous[186] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jack D

    He was wrong about WHY Trump would win. Adams seems socially stunted and does not grasp identity, nationalism, immigration issues.

  123. Anonymous[276] • Disclaimer says:

    Serena looks exactly like her father and behaves like him too. Venus seems to resemble her father much less.

  124. @Rosie

    You’ve got to earn it,sugar tits!

    • Replies: @Kylie
  125. @The Last Real Calvinist

    The USTA official was probably worried that he’d be called racist and lose his job if he didn’t seem sufficiently upset that Serena didn’t win. We’re at that point as a nation.

  126. Totally OT:

    Does anyone here live in North Carolina or Virginia? Florence is looking like a real bitch. Expect 150-mph winds, 15-foot waves, and 30” to 40” of rain as the storm stalls over the weekend.

    http://spaghettimodels.com

  127. ic1000 says:
    @Jack D

    Your comment accords with what I observe online and in real life.

    > The NEW American thinking (which Ramos was not up on) is that given America’s history of racism, blah, blah, blah, colorblind treatment is ITSELF racist and that we have to take race into account and cut black people extra slack in various ways.

    Yes, but both Williams and Osaka are Black, by American stndards (and more importantly, by Progressive standards). This shows that the calculus that Ramos failed to master was yet more strangely complicated.

    He should have figured that while the two women have approximately equal Skintone Pokemon point counts, only Serena is entitled to the WokeCelebrity multiplier. Ramos didn’t need the WC’s exact value, only to recognize that it’s very large. Ramos’ boss Katrina Adams, the chairman and president of the USTA, was eloquent in signalling that she understands the situation. Sucks for Ramos that Adams has to throw him under the bus.

  128. NickG says:
    @Anon

    He’s a bit of a pot head. He always sounds sort of bunged up; my 62 year old pot head brother is the same after he’s been on the weed.

  129. @Lurker

    LOL. (Already used my one-per-hour button.)

  130. Anonymous[276] • Disclaimer says:
    @Nathan

    Of course now would be the perfect time for any juicing revelations. There would be so much cognitive dissonance among the media. They would try to ignore it, suppress it, downplay it, explain it away somehow.

    In reality, it would probably only come out quietly after she retires, and it would be downplayed so it doesn’t impact her legacy too much. As Jack D notes above, there is a sort of unconscious conspiracy among people who have internalized certain unspoken expectations and rules when it comes to blacks that suppresses people from doing things that make a black person look bad.

  131. Had they been playing basketball and Osaka was whupping Gorillarena, she would certainly start fouling Osaka HARD, perhaps even injuring her. I’ve seen it time and again on the b-ball court when blacks realize they’re about to lose against white or at least white-ish opponents.

    Blacks cleave to a myth that they are the Master Race of sportsball. And why not — what else do they have besides sometime sportsball dominance?

    This isn’t the least bit bizarre — it’s the normal violent tantruming behavior of blacks when they lose, because they have no other source of pride.

    • Replies: @Liberty Mike
  132. @ic1000

    ‘…He should have figured that while the two women have approximately equal Skintone Pokemon point counts, only Serena is entitled to the WokeCelebrity multiplier. Ramos didn’t need the WC’s exact value, only to recognize that it’s very large. Ramos’ boss Katrina Adams, the chairman and president of the USTA, was eloquent in signalling that she understands the situation. Sucks for Ramos that Adams has to throw him under the bus.’

    Astute analysis. Of course, it can be put more briefly.

    Folks be crazy dese days.

  133. Female offenders are given more lenient sentences for the same crime than male ones, particularly by men.

    We need more gays in police to combat this problem.

  134. Anonymous[186] • Disclaimer says:
    @ic1000

    Yes, but both Williams and Osaka are Black, by American stndards (and more importantly, by Progressive standards).

    We don’t apply “standards” in our country any longer, if we ever did. The masters of discourse decide who is and isn’t Black (or Hispanic, or White).

    Osaka is Japanese.

  135. @Lurker

    If the New York Jets had had Serena Williams and Michelle Obama in the defensive secondary during the 2010 American Football Conference Championship game they would have defeated the Indianapolis Colts.

    Serena Williams and Michelle Obama would have swatted down every damn pass from that dastardly Peyton Manning. Every one!

    It ’twasn’t beefy musculature that would have swatted down all of those passes from Peyton Manning, it was the WINGSPAN!

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    , @Anonymous
  136. Mo over-credentialed msm fembot whornalists:
    Mo gullible much feelz idiots to do goyhate bidding fo Mr Steinberg CEO

  137. This Is Getting Bizarre …

    Steve, you misspelled brazen.

  138. @Charles Pewitt

    Serena Williams and Michelle Obama would have swatted down every damn pass from that dastardly Peyton Manning. Every one!

    I can’t imagine him making passes at them. Besides, they’re all married.

    • Replies: @Charles Pewitt
  139. @Reg Cæsar

    I can’t imagine him making passes at them. Besides, they’re all married.

    Screwball comedy attempt by me noticed after I put it on the table for somebody to bite on.

    Like a Jitterbug bass lure.

  140. JimB says:

    The truth is that tennis fans, overwhelmingly white, have tired of Serena Williams. She had a good run, but even the most woke ethnomasochist tires of watching a black hermaphrodite serially beating up white girls.

    When a young player with more intersectional points beats her, she is so beside herself with rage that she morphs into Krampus and starts vomiting bile on the tennis judges and the audience. No matter what goes wrong in a black celebrity’s life it’s the fault of the white privilege all around.

    • Replies: @Anon
  141. The old bull is finally defeated by a young bull. Serena Williams apparently had not prepared herself for this. She could retire and be the eternally admired former champion. Or she could join Hillary in blaming her defeat on white guys.

  142. @jim jones

    You should come to Wimbledon if you want to watch tennis in a civilised atmosphere. The strawberries and cream are rather pricey though/

    Bodysuits at Wimbledon are just as civilized as any civilized atmosphere created by Limeys.

    How about that nice lady, Anne White, who got into trouble for wearing a bodysuit at Wimbledon? Sports Illustrated loved that one.

  143. Rosie says:
    @AndrewR

    He mentioned two individuals, not “White women” in general.

    Which by definition means he doesn’t claim women are all the same, and all evil, like you do. Why don’t you go back to the manosphere ghetto?

    • Replies: @AndrewR
  144. tyrone says:
    @Danindc

    If Sharapova had been on the court we would have never seen Serena

  145. snorlax says:
    @Colin Wright

    I’ve been pulled over twice but was let go both times. I think the trick is to let them have the full power trip; e.g. ask for permission to open your glovebox.

    Or maybe they were gay. Or both!

  146. snorlax says:
    @Colin Wright

    That’s a bit like addressing shoplifting by agreeing that everyone should be allowed to do it.

    The newly elected District Attorney in Boston agrees! https://rollins4da.com/policy/charges-to-be-declined/

  147. Big Bill says:
    @kissinger

    Serena is only 80% colored. The other 20% is white. Osaka is 100% colored. 50% Haitian black and 50% Japanese yellow.

    A 100% colored girl wins against a 80% colored girl!

    All Power to Colored folks!

    Down with the Hi-Yalla!

    • Replies: @Anon
  148. El Dato says:
    @Hunsdon

    You are now reading this in the voice of Qui Gon Jinn talking to the Gungangs.

    • LOL: Hunsdon
  149. Anonymous[407] • Disclaimer says:
    @Desiderius

    In 1996:

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/credit-lyonnais-fire-fuels-fear-of-collapse-1346049.html

    The headquarters of France’s second biggest bank, the ill-starred Credit Lyonnais, was still smouldering yesterday, a charred grey skeleton scarring the centre of the Paris business district, after the fire that all but destroyed it the day before. With fire engines and police on all four sides, damp grey hoses curling out of every entrance and the small of burning heavy in the air, it was a pitiful scene.

    Senior managers moved the operations of the bank to emergency headquarters on the north-west edge of Paris and distributed other functions across the world, in an instant demonstration of what new technology can do. They claimed there was little disruption to services. Bank staff who turned up in the morning, for want of other instructions, showed more emotion.

    Some lamented the loss of the spectacular and recently restored interior of the building, which dated from the turn of the century. Others feared that the fire would prove the death knell for the bank, which registered a tiny profit last year after being saved from bankruptcy in 1994 following a series of disastrous investment decisions and losses of 12bn francs (pounds 1.5bn). What had Credit Lyonnais done so wrong, a young secretary asked, to have had yet another misfortune visited on it?

  150. El Dato says:
    @Anonymous

    rather like the mathematicians’ conceit of ‘i’ the imaginary number, which exists as a ‘useful’ abstraction only.

    Absolutely not. In Quantum Mechanics it is tough as nails. It is not more abstract than Pi.

    • Replies: @nebulafox
    , @Polymath
  151. dwb says:
    @robot

    IIRC, the Atlanta Braves at one point had former player Billy Sample on. Sample was quite well-spoken, but was just boring.

    One highlight I remember is, after a Braves’ player was HBP, Skip Carey asked Sample if black people get bruises when hit, and Sample didn’t miss a beat, answer. “Yes, in fact. We do.”

    After a brief pause of disbelief (it took me a second to process that I had heard such a question and answer), I laughed out loud about it.

  152. Barnard says:
    @E. Rekshun

    You have to be trolling. Morgan was considered the worst color commentator in the history of televised baseball. There was a long running website called firejoemorgan.com, although the writers there did not exclusively criticize Joe Morgan. My favorite example was when Joe talked about his memories of a certain game during an ESPN broadcast. One of the writers tracked down the box score and Morgan did not play in the game.

    • Agree: slumber_j
  153. Anonymous[195] • Disclaimer says:
    @Charles Pewitt

    “Tourists used to give Zakayo cigars, bananas etc in exchange for his acrobatic skills.”

    Are you trying to tell us something about Serena and MObama, or are sometimes cigars and bananas just cigars and bananas?

  154. @Steve Sailer

    There is also Bill White who was a Yankee’s broadcaster before succeeding A. Bartlett Giamatti as President of the National League.

    Nationally, in addition to the likes of Mike Tirico and Bryant Gumbel, there is Gumbel’s brother, Greg, who has done far more play-by-play work than Bryant. Bryant Gumbel has been primarily a studio / host personality for most of his career.

    I concur with ex-banker’s assessment of Dave Sims.

  155. Thea says:

    A true friend tells you that your behavior is embarrassing or off-putting to help you do better and prevent embarrassment next time.

    Imagine what she is like behind closed doors if she acts like this in the open.

  156. @Clyde

    speaking of shut down…….

    Is it me, or has Z-man’s neck felt the blade? Been down all day. I have two must-see blogs: Sailer and Z-Man. I visit a couple dozen others, but those two stand heads and shoulders……..

    • Replies: @Clyde
  157. @eah

    From the linked article:

    But, let’s get serious, it looks like a Jim Crow-era, Sambo-style caricature of a black person — not Serena Williams.

    I’ll get serious—it looks enough like Serena to be recognizable. That’s about all one can reasonably expect of a cartoonist.

    Here’s my quick rapid cartoon on the subject:

    • Agree: eah
    • LOL: Dtbb
  158. Such hatred! I mean, Serena is new to tennis and therefore unaware of some of the more arcane rules.

    Truth be told tennis IS a weird sport at the highest levels. I knew a couple guys who played college tennis, and through them learned of all the strange obsessions that go on in the tennis academies. Kids who show some aptitude are plucked away as early as 7 or 8 and spend their entire formative years in the tennis bubble.

  159. Ck1 says:

    Serena calling a respectable Portuguese gentleman a thief and a liar was the equivalent of someone calling her the n-word.

    • Replies: @slumber_j
  160. @Je Suis Omar Mateen

    Many blacks contend that the NCAA’s ban on dunking was racially motivated. IIRC, the NCAA instituted the ban during Lew Alcindor’s time at UCLA.

    White folks should have vehemently objected to the ban. Perhaps some did, but I do not remember too many whites criticizing the rule during the 1970s.

  161. Veracitor says:
    @Colin Wright

    I think we can predict the eventual results of #OscarsSoWhite (and #GrammysSoWhite): they will simply have to mint more statuettes, so every Black artist who is nominated can win.

  162. @Jack D

    Blacks are not considered to have agency, thus the onus is always on the white man – they are the “cause” of every mess even if superficially it seems as if the black is the one behaving badly.

    Exactly. This is the essence. It’s racist to force blacks to obey white norms of behavior.

    This is not a ridiculous proposition: The average or median black in fact is not as well “wired up” for white norms of behavior as whites are. It is indeed much harder for them to observe them. This is what thousands of years of gene-culture co-evolution do. They wire populations to function well … in the environment they are in. Sea birds aren’t mountain birds. Europeans aren’t Africans.

    However, this proposition is thoroughly at odds with the functioning of a modern civilized society. Unless we’re going back to lords and serfs having different legal codes, it just doesn’t work.

    As i pointed out to my dad and some other relatives–at my uncle’s house, must have been during the 2014 harvest–the demand that Michael Brown really shouldn’t have had to obey a white police officer (but was entitled to assult him), is essentially a demand for segregation. You simply can not have an integrated community and ultimately an integrated nation if particular groups–i.e. blacks–do not have to obey the norms and laws society has for everyone else.

    This is fundamental. And we need nationalist politicians willing to “go there” and speak it.

    And again, there is just no end of ways that one-people nations are better. Common language, culture, traditions, norms, rules, values and laws–so much better than the alternatives.

  163. Serena Williams has been a pro tennis player for almost 20 years now. And she has been prone to outbursts and rudeness over losing for most of that time. Why did she suddenly become the darling of social justice warriors? Now everything she says or does seems to be representative of racism or imperialism or sexism or some kind of hegemon. That Serena ranted at a ref for penalizing her is nothing special. That the media decided to make hundreds of activist storylines about it is their obsession du jour. Serena is somehow a leader of our time because she can play tennis and have a baby.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
  164. A-Bax says:
    @robot

    Ken Singleton, who works for the YES (Yankees) Network often takes on the role of play-by-play man when the main host (Michael Kay) isn’t working. Singleton is great – articulate, friendly, knows the game, good pacing, etc.

    He’s an older guy though, who came up when blacks were coddled as much as they are today.

  165. In the beginning, there was news as (ostensibly) reporting of facts. The reporter could be selective, but the main visible function of media was dissemination of information.

    Then came the age of Op-Ed journalism, in which opinions, judgements and speculation were openly incorporated into the news content and not only the editorial page. Starting maybe in the 1990s, the ratio of (opinion about events)/(information about events) grew, with opinion predominating in this millenium. Had the Serena/Osaka match happened in the Op-Ed age, there would have been some reporting of the event, with more of the article devoted to opinion and analysis on what the referee should have done and who should really have won the match.

    We are now (after Internet destroyed the traditional news business) in the Megaphone period, a second-order development of the Op-Ed age in which newspapers have less to do and unlimited space in which to do it. In this era, the ratio (opinions about opinions of events)/(opinions about events) grows ever larger until the Megaphone Singularity in which the newspaper, now online, hosts an infinite number of columns not about the match or criticizing the referee decision, but devoted to telling you the proper WeThink about how the episode is to be viewed and what it means for immigration and the transgender Trump resistance. All psychological warfare, all the time.

    In related Sailerite news:

    1. Naomi Osaka’s favorite movie is listed in a Sports Illustrated profile as Planet of the Apes. CGI remake or original Valerie Jarrett rubber mask edition is not specified.

    http://www.si.com/tennis/2014/07/31/watch-naomi-osaka-bank-west-classic-forehand-highlight

    2. The past 2 US open women’s finals have been between two black American women, and 4 of 5 of the US women (5 of 6 if Osaka counts as American) among the 32 seeded this year are black. The one white woman is the lowest-seeded of the group. I don’t know enough about tennis to say if changed playing styles favor black women more, but the recent predominance is not due to the Williams family alone. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018_US_Open_%E2%80%93_Women%27s_Singles

  166. @jim jones

    We would love to. Maybe someday we will. One notes that even the white dress code is enforced. Wimbledon maintains standards while New York just doesn’t seem to care.

    • Replies: @Clyde
  167. @Anonymous

    The Hebrew would appear to be oblivious to the pack of pachyderm in the parlor: the nasty negress was such a snowflake she couldn’t handle being disciplined.

  168. @E. Rekshun

    I loved Joe Morgan as baseball announcer! Harold Reynolds is very knowledgeable, fun to listen to, has a good sense of humor, and does not talk about his playing days.
    Otoh i think mike tirico is mediocre and extremely annoying.

  169. JimB says:
    @Anonymous

    Blacks have not yet reached the iq of accountability, and are thus innocent of sin.

    Then in Heaven retards must outnumber geniuses. That’s a disturbing thought.

  170. @Redneck farmer

    The tennis stories make me ask an important question:Was there a Tennisocaust?

    No. It’s all a racket.

    • LOL: ben tillman
    • Replies: @Jim Christian
  171. @El Dato

    El Dato, so the CEO of the Women’s Tennis Association is a man,that says a lot.

  172. Serena’s behavior was appalling, but even a broken clock is right twice a day–and Justine Henin was a cheater. Then again, the modern tennis culture is far cry from Don Budge’s day. It’s understood that the lines are out in juniors and college tennis. If you don’t hook the other guy, you’re a chump: that’s the message you get from any coach.

    I played a dozen Futures tournaments a decade ago and Carlos Ramos can umpire my matches anytime he wants. Let’s see if he’s relegated to the Futures circuit. So far, the tennis establishment has had his back.

  173. AndrewR says:
    @Rosie

    I’ve never claimed any such thing. Sorry.

  174. Danindc says:
    @ben tillman

    I did. Won money on it as well. Not as much as I should have.

    • Replies: @ben tillman
  175. @anonymous

    Anonymous, That comment is indeed reprehensible, but if there ever existed a black ass big enough that all in the crowd could kiss it, Serena brought it.

  176. Clyde says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    We would love to. Maybe someday we will. One notes that even the white dress code is enforced. Wimbledon maintains standards while New York just doesn’t seem to care.

    I saw the UK Daily Mail photos of the audiences at Wimbledon and Queens, NY. The Wimbledon crowd was the Anglo upper crust and dressed to the nines to socialize with the others dressed to impress and stylishly. The men and the women. The New York crowd has just as much money, maybe more, but were dressed like slobs. Like a day at the beach. They treated the event much more casually.
    Many guys at Wimbledon were wearing ties and suit jackets in the summer heat. (Yikes!)

    • Replies: @PiltdownMan
  177. @markflag

    markflag, Ah yes, motherhood as an excuse or the cause of a lot of troubles in the USA via the black womb.

    • Replies: @Anon
  178. @Anthony Wayne

    Anthony, I have been prescribed Prednisone a couple of times, is there a better drug to soothe damaged muscles and joints that isn’t illegal?

    • Replies: @Clyde
    , @Anon
    , @Anthony Wayne
    , @3g4me
  179. @Anonymous

    The left view blacks as…Incapable of making choices and bearing responsibility for those choices. A people that needs the paternalistic guidance of democrats. They’ve always retained the slave ideology they started with, they’ve just switched up the plantations.

    So then why did the Democrats instruct their Black thralls to vote overwhelmingly Republican up until 1932 or thereabouts?

  180. @AnotherDad

    And again, there is just no end of ways that one-people nations are better. Common language, culture, traditions, norms, rules, values and laws–so much better than the alternatives.

    Exactly.

    Or, as another pundit recently said, “Diversity is the death of shared values in a community.”

    In the West, we are witnessing the death of those values day by day.

  181. nglaer says:
    @robot

    Bill White was pretty good for the Yankees back in the 70′s.

    • Replies: @robot
  182. Tim says:
    @Jack Hanson

    I know that Danindc DID predict it. I felt like he would win, but then again, I “felt” like Romney would win . . . and McCain would win (well, not so much McCain).

    I didn’t trust my instincts.

  183. Marty says:
    @robot

    Who’s really good is Chris Singleton (not Ken), from same hometown as DiMag. He’ll do the playoffs on national radio.

  184. Lot says:
    @Jack D

    I doubt Serena brings money to tennis anymore. She’s boring and keeps hotties from winning major events.

  185. @Anthony Wayne

    It’s also informative how nobody mentions her meltdowns at the same tournament in 2009 and 2011, the former of which she literally threatened to stuff tennis balls down the throat of a little Asian lines woman, and then denied she had threatened her despite the comment being caught on camera, might that have some relevance to her current outburst? I guess it’s to much to ask for the MSM to remember all the way back that far, isn’t it?

  186. Clyde says:
    @Buffalo Joe

    Anthony, I have been prescribed Prednisone a couple of times, is there a better drug to soothe damaged muscles and joints that isn’t illegal?

    Don’t take that shit on a regular basis. A relative started taking it at age 75 for smoking related emphysema. She fell in the bathroom at age 82 and passed away three days later in hospital from complications. When she fell she cut herself on something in the bathroom so there was a half inch deep gash in her leg. No blood leaked out. Only a clear plasma of some kind. I saw this first hand because I lived nearby. of course we called 911.

    I blame the prednisone for lack of bleeding.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
  187. DFH says:
    @jim jones

    Even the girls at the till in Wimbledon were clearly (from their accents) upper middle class

  188. L Woods says:
    @AndrewR

    She wouldn’t get as much chick crack (read: attention) shoveled at her there, so I’m afraid she won’t go willingly.

  189. @the one they call Desanex

    Why is this one being delayed and/or whimmed? A detailed explanation, please.

  190. @El Dato

    I guess the umpire needs an iPad…

    Try not to use the word “pad” in connection to this subject. Things could get bloody.

  191. Currahee says:
    @Trevor H.

    Really tinged:
    Grotesque steroided water buffalo.

  192. OFWHAP says:
    @YetAnotherAnon

    https://www.nytimes.com/1999/06/06/sports/tennis-hingis-is-undone-by-graf-and-hooting.html

    On the verge of being defeated by Steffi Graf, a war horse she had dismissed as being past her prime a year ago, in a bizarre and bad-spirited French Open final, top-seeded Martina Hingis delivered an underhand serve on Graf’s first match point today. The underhanded move won Hingis a reprieve. But it was only temporary.

    Hingis, desperate to stay alive at the only Grand Slam tournament she has never won and frazzled after failing when she served for the title in the second set, tried the same tactic on Graf’s second match point. The move provoked a crescendo of hissing from the crowd as she flubbed the serve and ran like a chastened child to the chair umpire. When she complained that the crowd’s noise had made it impossible for her to deliver her trick serve, Graf, hitherto immune to Hingis’s histrionics, joined the contretemps.

    It had a little too much crowd involvement for Hingis. She had been unequal, she said, to the task of fighting Graf and the fans today. ”I let it get to me.” In fact, Hingis was one reprimand from a default after she received a racquet abuse warning and a point penalty in the second set.

    The querulous tone of the match was reflected early on. Hingis, after taking a 2-0 second-set lead, stared in disbelief when her down-the-line forehand was ruled out. She stamped her feet when the chair umpire, Anne Lasserre, agreed with the call and crossed over to Graf’s side of the court, a territorial taboo, to reinforce her cause. Hingis not only lost the point, she was penalized a point for venturing into her opponent’s domain.

    Already running a distant second in the crowd’s sympathies, Hingis’s behavior was met with a cascade of boos and whistles. The partisanship unsettled her as the set wore on.

    The French may be rude, but let’s not feel too bad for Martina Hingis. She was a poor sport who tried cheap tricks to prolong the match.

    • Replies: @anonymous
  193. Anon[180] • Disclaimer says:
    @El Dato

    NOW national organization of vicious rich bitches and wicked white witches was always trying to get me to join.
    I kept telling the commie bitches White men are the only men who have treated women decently since civilization began.

    Although the old codgers on this site are changing my opinion for the worse.

  194. Anon[180] • Disclaimer says:
    @Buffalo Joe

    The spawn of the Black womb is the reason for abortion. Were it not for abortion there would be about 30 million more Orcs looting raping and pillaging.

  195. Anon[180] • Disclaimer says:
    @Buffalo Joe

    Tizandine is a muscle relaxer. It works better than anything especially if you take 2 at a time and stay in bed over the weekend. It also kills pain by spreading the muscles away from the nerves.

  196. Female offenders are given more lenient sentences for the same crime than male ones, particularly by men.

    And vice versa.

    Why are women forced onto juries today, when they’d historically had a pass? Thank the notorious RBG. Her last case argued before the Supreme Court she’d eventually join was
    Duren v. Missouri in 1979.

    State “pro-choice” laws for women were slowly being repealed, but in two states, they weren’t statues but constitutional provisions. Louisiana’s opt-in provision was just thrown out in a case a year or two before, but Missouri’s opt-out still stood, and Billy Duren was convicted by an all-male jury. He sued, and it was Ruth to the rescue.

    Mrs Ginsburg was the only one in the room taking a feminist position. The defendant and the defense bar wanted the constitutional provision negated simply because women were far more reluctant than men to convict.

    Apart from the fussy League of Women Voters, the only women who wanted to throw out “permissive” jury service were the mothers of the male criminals convicted by the male jurors!

  197. Jack D says:
    @AnotherDad

    You’re right but that ship sailed a long time ago…. 300+ years ago from the Slave Coast. They shoulda thought of that before they brought over the 1st slave but they were just thinking of cheap labor. Nothing has changed in this regard – the desire of capitalists for cheap labor is eternal. I don’t see any way to unscramble the omelet now.

  198. OT

    Becky Strikes Back.

    https://www.breitbart.com/sports/2018/09/10/watch-cheerleader-pummels-girl-challenges-fistfight/

    Will she escape hate crime prosecution or become a pariah for unauthorized self defense?

  199. L Woods says:
    @Jack D

    How did they unscramble the omelet in post-Ottoman Turkey? In post-1945 Eastern Europe?

    • Replies: @Flip
  200. anon[319] • Disclaimer says:
    @Nathan

    The Australian Press is rooting for her to overtake Margaret Court’s record of 24 Major Singles Titles.
    Reason being that Court came out against Gay Marriage. So no criticism from that quarter, even though they’ve come down on Nick Krygios’ behaviour like a ton of bricks for years.

    • Replies: @Nathan
  201. nglaer says:

    https://www.thewrap.com/morning-joe-serena-williams-mika-brzezinski-outrage-video/

    Mika weighed in, apparently all her Trump bashing hasn’t given her a pass to criticize Queen Serena.
    One of the comments said Mike Lupica said she (Serena) had “priors” which is pretty funny.

  202. slumber_j says:
    @Bragadocious

    That’s very true about the US Open crowd in my limited experience. The time I went–in 2012, I think?–it was with a couple of Ur-WASP college friends of mine, and we didn’t see many co-ethnics.

    Coincidentally the main match that night was between Djokovic and del Potro. Our seats were nestled among and around those of Djokovic’s friends and family, and that was a whole ‘nother ethnic contrast. The group oozed cheesy criminality and ready-to-wear designer violence.

    I still have a phone recording of them saying what sounds like “Hoxha!” over and over to, I guess, encourage their boy Novak. For our part we pretty much sat on our hands and quietly rooted for the Argentine.

  203. @Bragadocious

    Their pet was being shoahed

    Shoah ’nuff ‘n’ yes she wuz.

  204. @Jack D

    Yep. Huge, thoroughly unmerited demographic expansion for blacks. Worst thing white people have ever done–by far.

    Cheap labor–the gift that keeps on giving … after the labor is long gone.

    • Agree: Buzz Mohawk
    • Replies: @Anonymous
  205. Mark Steyn wrote about this incident. He quoted a passage from Shakepeare’s Henry V about a gift of tennis balls.

    Here’s a wiki about the history of tennis: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_tennis

    A European sport has degenerated. Two negresses (Osaka is black, there is nothing Japanese about her) are a perfect example of the collapse of another European creation.

  206. @Jack D

    Agreed. I’ve written the same thing here before.

    We could at least stop adding so many eggs by restricting immigration now and limiting it to the same kind of eggs that hatched this nation.

    • Replies: @Flip
  207. @eah

    Williams continued to go off on the guy to other tournament officials claiming the judge would never treat a man that way.

    He wouldn’t have to.

  208. Five or six years ago there were a couple pretty much simultaneous cases in the DFW area of teachers having sex with several of their students. In one case, the male teacher, I believe in Arlington, had had serial sexual relationships with three or four teenage girls in his classes. In the other, a female teacher in Fort Worth had had sexual relationships, including a gang bang, with three or four teenage males in her classes. Not only that, she videotaped the gang bang, which is several counts of child pornography. But the man got 20 years in prison, while the woman got five years probation.

    • Replies: @Cato
    , @Anon
    , @Reg Cæsar
  209. @Rosamond Vincy

    DM is rather coy pronominally about “the bully”.

    • Replies: @Rosamond Vincy
  210. @Reg Cæsar

    Coy about several things, but a few people in the comments having been calling things by their names.

  211. Jack D says:
    @Colin Wright

    Not true. Osaka’s father looks very, very African – while the average African American is maybe 20% plus black, I think that outside of the small mulatto elite (to whom Osaka’s father does not belong) the average Haitian is very close to pure blooded African.

  212. Jack D says:
    @Anon

    mainstream science has debunked any such link

    Really? When did this happen?

    Aside from being false, I love the appeal to “science”. When science points in their preferred direction (even if they have to fake the findings) then science is supposed to be accepted unquestioningly but when science doesn’t point in the preferred “progressive” direction then it should be ignored.

    • Replies: @L Woods
  213. Redman says:
    @Bragadocious

    True. But it also gets a lot of international supporters for “there guy or gal”.

    My Serbian Au Pair and her mother spent all day trying to get cheap tix for the Djokovic, she went and had the time of her life.

    I like that Americans don’t dominate the men’s game like they have the women’s. Makes it more interesting.

  214. Jack D says:
    @AnotherDad

    And again, there is just no end of ways that one-people nations are better

    I supposed it depends what that one people is. Arguably, there are places in the old Austro-Hungarian empire that functioned better when they were multi-ethnic. When I visited Lviv (the old Lemberg), once capital of Galicia province and now part of western Ukraine, it looked to me as if it had once been a pretty cool place to live (it was easy to imagine how it had once looked because the wars missed the city and the Soviets built very little new in the city center after the war). We rented a Beaux Arts apartment with 20 foot ceilings that would be worth a king’s ransom in the center of Paris or Manhattan. The old Lemberg was a real ethnic goulash, with not just Jews but Poles, Germans, even Armenians. Today it is 100% Ukrainian and pretty run down and boring.

    • Replies: @snorlax
    , @Flip
  215. In a sane well ordered society the proper response to the news of this latest outrage would be:

    “What is this thing of which you speak of – ladies professional tennis? ”

    A sober serious society would gave as much attention to this as they do to the social life of E coli. The serious part of this country should be embarrassed and ashamed to know who Serena is and to expend the mental energy to think about and comment on her antics.

    • Agree: vinteuil, Brutusale
  216. @Clyde

    Prednisone is great for knocking down swelling in the short term, but is not good long term. Some studies have show that Naproxen (Aleve) works almost as well.

    • Replies: @Clyde
  217. Flip says:
    @L Woods

    The Greeks and Turks had a population exchange. Ethnic Germans were expelled from Eastern Europe.

  218. Flip says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    That’s what the 1924 immigration act did and it is now regarded as proto-Nazi by the leftist press.

  219. snorlax says:
    @Jack D

    A few points:

    1. Lviv’s present state might have more to do with three years of the Nazis, 48 years of communism, and 27 years of kleptocracy than its ethnic composition.

    2. Habsburg-era Lemberg was run by Austrians. Of course it was nice.

    3. Said ethnicities were all high-IQ white Europeans. The entire Habsburg Empire was 100% Not Diverse, give or take a few pesky Bosniaks.

    4. The natural tensions between said ethnicities, each of Catholic or Jewish faith, were mediated by being on the border with Orthodox, pogrom-happy, impoverished, expansionist Russia.

    5. Regardless of the above factors, the fate of Lemberg/Lwów/Lvov/Lviv in the 20th century is a good example of the lethal instability inherent to societies composed of people who do not consider each other to be of the same nation.

    • Replies: @Jack D
  220. Steve -
    Could you advise how to do the Intersectional Pokeman Points on this?

    Serena – Afro-Amero? Any European in their family tree?
    Naomi – Japanese? Haitian? Part French maybe? Part Afro-Caribbean?
    Carlos Ramos – ethnic Portugese/European? No Mestizo? At least he has a latino-sounding name, must be worth something.

    How do we account for perceived components inside the greater Intersectional Pokeman Points:
    - feminist points
    - leftist/cult-marxist political points
    - never-Trumper tag-a-long points
    - Hillary really won points
    - The Man stuck it to us again points

    Do any ” -studies” college majors teach the calculus involved? Perhaps excel spreadsheets or other computer programming to support?

  221. Flip says:
    @Jack D

    The Habsburgs get some bad press, but they ran a pretty good shop for a long time.

    “The second cardinal tragedy [of the Great War] was the complete break-up of the Austro-Hungarian Empire by the treaties of St. Germain and Trianon. For centuries this surviving embodiment of the Holy Roman Empire had afforded a common life, with advantages in trade and security, to a large number of peoples none of whom in our own times had the strength or vitality to stand by themselves in the face of pressure from a revivified Germany or Russia. There is not one of these peoples or provinces that constituted the Empire of the Hapsburgs to whom gaining their independence has not brought the tortures which ancient poets and theologians had reserved for the damned.”

    -Winston Churchill, The Gathering Storm

    • Replies: @vinteuil
  222. vinteuil says: • Website
    @Hunsdon

    Personally, I don’t mind people drawing attention to this, even if it’s OT. RKU’s ever-escalating wild & crazy guy act is gonna’ rub off on SS, no matter how hard Sailer tries to distance himself from the crazier versions of holocaust denial &c.

    • Replies: @Brutusale
    , @Hunsdon
  223. Haven’t read the other comments but in case no one else linked to this opinion piece by a tennis umpire who once had to face down John McEnroe, here it is.

    https://www.smh.com.au/sport/tennis/it-is-serena-williams-who-owes-an-apology-to-umpire-carlos-ramos-20180909-p502q2.html

    Short version: “Williams faced neither sexism or racism in this grand slam final. We should not let her record, as glowing as it is, overshadow the fact that on this day, in this match Williams was wrong.

    The decisions made by Ramos had nothing to do with sexism or racism. They had everything to do with observing clear breaches of the grand slam code of conduct and then having the courage to call them without fear or favour.”

  224. @Rosamond Vincy

    When I first saw this posted the caption was: “When you think she’s a Becky, but she turns out to be a Krystal”

  225. njguy73 says:
    @Anon

    It seems very likely that the 9/11 attacks were the work of an organization far more powerful and professionally-skilled than a rag-tag band of nineteen random Arabs armed with box-cutters.

    OK, now that we’ve eliminated the entire U.S. federal government, who else could it be?

  226. Brutusale says:
    @Anonymous

    Jack’s STILL pissed off about the Inquisition.

  227. Anon[395] • Disclaimer says:

    O/T

    A Waukegan hotel that is being used by college students from Jamaica and the Dominican Republic as part of a guest worker program, which provides seasonal help to Six Flags Great America, had a surprise inspection last week that led to another inspection on Friday.

    According to Clyde McLemore, head of the Black Lives Matter Lake County who was protesting outside the hotel Friday morning, he was the one who noticed the hotel did not have permits displayed so he called the city.
    McLemore tried warning people pulling into the hotel that it was unclean and mistreating young people who were guest workers from Jamaica and the Dominican Republic. Complaints ranged from no cleaning service, which is supposed to be done once a week, to mold on the bottom of shower curtains, dirty tubs and toilets. One room had a hole where the sprinkler head was located in the ceiling, and paint peeling off around it.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/news/ct-lns-guest-worker-complaints-st-0901-story.html

    A pleathora of failed opportunities here. Mr. BLM should be protesting the foreigners that are preferred over his own people’s employment chances.

    Nickeisha Simms, 22, of Jamaica, said this was her first experience with what she called Work Abroad Jamaica, but the correct title is United Work and Travel. She said college students pay $1,100 to $1,400 to join the program, and they will work a minimum of 32 hours per week.
    “They (Great America) don’t let you exceed 40 hours a week and, to be honest, I’d like to work more,” she said.
    Wages start at $8.50 per hour, then get bumped to $9 and, if you become a team leader like she is, you make $10 per hour. She said they pay $125 per week for housing, and the money is taken directly from their paycheck along with taxes. Some rooms have bunk beds, and there could be three to four people in a room.
    They could pay us more,” she said.

    This is an example of what ICE needs to be cracking down upon, the optics of arresting rich white business owners will make even DSA members think twice.

  228. robot says: • Website
    @nglaer

    Well, without actually trying to count, it looks like 1% black is a pretty safe estimate for MLB play-by-play. Nobody complains because counting would take so much work.

  229. Clyde says:
    @Rosamond Vincy

    Go Becky is right! Great video and the cheerleader does have good hair. She got that obese third world animal down on the floor because she, Becky with the good hair, was in good shape. Becky got a lot of slaps and punches in and did not let the animal grab onto her hair which can be fatal in a girl-girl fight.

  230. vinteuil says: • Website
    @Flip

    Interesting passage – so Churchill, as a committed Imperialist, was a Globalist, before his time.

  231. @Anon

    Equality AND meritocracy? I wouldn’t want the professor teaching history, women’s studies, and certainly not delivering babies.

  232. Nathan says:
    @anon

    I was not aware of that, but then again, I never really tried to get to the bottom of the Serena Williams cult.

  233. Clyde says:
    @fred c dobbs

    Not meant as an insult or anything but I don’t think Z-man’s blog gets enough circulation for wordpress or whoever he is with to mess with.

  234. dan smith says:

    Look, it’s obvious. Serena won the popular vote. Score? Schmore! Russians colluded with the umpires.

  235. L Woods says:
    @Jack D

    More than ignored – censored

  236. anon[774] • Disclaimer says:

    Sailer, are you not bored to tears rehashing the SSDD, or do the checks soften the disillusionment?

  237. @Anonymousse

    Posted link to different article on same story before I saw yours. Clearly self-defense, no matter how the school tries to spin it.

    Go, Becky!
    Go, Becky!
    Go–go–
    Go, Becky!

    Never pick a fight with someone who can jump like a gymnast, lift the weight of other squad members over her head, and kick like a Rockette.

  238. @Jack D

    To say “I don’t see race” is, in this topsy-turvy world, itself a form of racism (but at the same time, we claim that race doesn’t even exist – no one said that this mess of feelings actually has to make any sense).

    The problem may be worse than we think.

    Racial color blindness is being deemed as possibly a mental pathology—worthy of investigation and research by psychological science.

    http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/0963721411434980

  239. slumber_j says:
    @Ck1

    Serena calling a respectable Portuguese gentleman a thief and a liar was the equivalent of someone calling her the n-word.

    Yeah, Serena shoulda called him a blackguard.

  240. @Buffalo Joe

    I have no clue. I was just conspiracy theorizing. It’s entirely possible her use that necessitated the (sometimes retroactive) exemptions was medically sound. Interestingly, she was also exempted for oxycodone more than once, that, while more effective at treating aches and pains, may have a different effect on athletic performance.

  241. @Clyde

    Many guys at Wimbledon were wearing ties and suit jackets in the summer heat. (Yikes!)

    The average high in London in July is 73.8­°F.

    80°F counts as a heat wave in the UK.

  242. Jack D says:
    @snorlax

    the fate of Lemberg/Lwów/Lvov/Lviv in the 20th century is a good example of the lethal instability inherent to societies composed of people who do not consider each other to be of the same nation.

    Lethal yes, but even the “victors” were the losers. The parable of the scorpion and the frog comes to mind. If world wars had not unleashed the worst elements, I think the locals could have held it together without killing each other.

  243. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Little spoon

    A long time ago there was an internet cartoon in which God and a female Devil had a TV talk show, and one episode had fictitious representations of the Williams sisters as guests. They were depicted “unsympathetically” (but compare recent Tarentino film character characterizations) and the theme was that even God and the Devil were scared of them. As far as I know there has been a consistent depiction of black people in popular media, superfcially unsympathetic, more properly called supremacist, going back to the 2000s, with many examples in commercials and movies. The idea is probably that this is an opposite of a Magic Negro. Defending her right to act childish is consistnte with ths view.

  244. @Anonymousse

    That Becky is certainly serious about her fitness routine…I think she even lifts!

    I commend her use of hammerfists and application of leverage taking the larger, flabbier opponent to the ground.

  245. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Kyle Searle

    This is gold, it’s like a real life version of that photoshopped Ferguson sign about “mothers shouldn’t have to worry about their son being shot every time they rob a store:”

    A special team of female invigilators was on hand to intimately search female examinees, according to the Southern Weekend newspaper.

    Outside the school, meanwhile, a squad of officials patrolled the area to catch people transmitting answers to the examinees. At least two groups were caught trying to communicate with students from a hotel opposite the school gates.

    For the students, and for their assembled parents waiting outside the school gates to pick them up afterwards, the new rules were an infringement too far.

    As soon as the exams finished, a mob swarmed into the school in protest.

    “I picked up my son at midday [from his exam]. He started crying. I asked him what was up and he said a teacher had frisked his body and taken his mobile phone from his underwear. I was furious and I asked him if he could identify the teacher. I said we should go back and find him,” one of the protesting fathers, named as Mr Yin, said to the police later.

  246. I would think that it would possible to investigate who gets warnings and penalties in Tennis Majors.

    Is Serena right about the distribution of penalties or not. Is there “disparate impact?”

  247. CCZ says:

    Goodwhite “Beckies” may b-tch about the treatment of Serena, but ALL Black Women deserve an APOLOGY.

    Women At the U.S. Open, Serena Williams Demanded the Apology All Black Women Deserve
    Candice Benbow, September 10, 2018

    What we witnessed were the insidious prongs of sexism and racism: How the world often doles out injustice and insult on women of color, expecting them to accept it gracefully, and when they don’t, chastise them for the rage they instigated.

    The fragility of the male ego does not have room for any woman – much less a black woman – demanding an apology. Nevertheless, Williams persisted in her pursuit of one.

    Black women deserve apologies for every time our self-advocacy was viewed as threatening and antagonistic. We deserve apologies for all the times we expressed ourselves and were told we could have said it differently. We deserve apologies when we were not believed and the worst was assumed of us. We deserve apologies for consistently telling this country what was in its political best interest and being ignored. Black women are owed apologies for our daily navigation of spaces that require us to be anxiously preoccupied with how our actions could be viewed by others.

    https://www.glamour.com/story/at-the-us-open-serena-williams-demanded-the-apology-all-black-women-deserve?mbid=nl_091018_daily_glamourgram&CNDID=23608886&spMailingID=14221435&spUserID=MTMyNTE4MTU5MTQ1S0&spJobID=1480826469&spReportId=MTQ4MDgyNjQ2OQS2

  248. @Colin Wright

    The angry white men who control the US Open made sure that no matter which Black woman athlete won the final match, she would lose to white male supremacy.’”

    LOL

    How about this.

    Pick a black woman to be the official at black on black women’s matches.

    Imagine the impartiality, decorum…

    What could possibly go wrong?

  249. I was at the Open for two days and one night this year. You can bring in plastic water bottles, and there are water fountains where you can fill them up. You can bring in snacks as well… you just have to fit everything in a bag around the size of a woman’s handbag. Anything the size of a backpack needs to be checked outside (don’t bring one).

    As for the crowd noise, the loudest fans were the del Potro fans from Argentina. When the stadiums (Ashe or Armstrong) are full, the crowd murmuring can be disturbingly loud.

    It was *stupid hot* a number of days though…

  250. @Nathan

    Yes if PED use is proven It will be interesting to see if her records will be null and void and all the runner ups to her titles will be retroactively made champions.

    There is a theory that the fix is already in for Serena; that she has already been caught but that everyone has been ordered to look the other way. One could hypothesize that there must be a conspiracy to turn a blind eye because the bad publicity would be devastating to the game. There have long been theories that this is the case for several prominent stars who’ve grown to be bigger than the game they play. Add being AA to her being the greatest active player makes her even more untouchable.

    For over a decade Lance Armstrong was similarly untouchable. Nothing but puffs pieces in the news praising his record of Championships, his recovery from malignancy, his philanthropy, his indefatigable training and work effort, then one day the dam burst. Media whores did an instant 180 – he became one of the most evil men to have ever walked the Earth.

  251. Anonymous[739] • Disclaimer says:
    @eah

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-45476500

    Serena Williams and the trope of the ‘angry black woman’

    By Ritu Prasad

    Mammies, jezebels, Sapphires. Black women in America have long been dogged by negative stereotypes, rooted in a history of racism and slavery. In the aftermath of Serena Williams’ controversial US Open loss, it’s the trope of the “angry black woman” that has once again re-emerged.

    … “As it was unfolding I could tell this was not going to turn out well,” says law professor Trina Jones. “I knew it was going to be a trainwreck.”

    Stereotype much, Professor Jones?

    In addition to being a long-time tennis fan, Prof Jones has studied racial stereotyping and how it plays into the lives of African-American women.

    “Black women are not supposed to push back and when they do, they’re deemed to be domineering. Aggressive. Threatening. Loud.”

    Similar words have been levelled at Serena Williams more than once, as well as former First Lady Michelle Obama and top Democrat Maxine Waters in recent years …

    The myth of the “angry black woman”

    … Robin Boylorn, an intercultural communications professor at the University of Alabama told the BBC it seems impossible to be a black woman and not be angry, after “generations of oppression, discrimination and erasure”.

    “Black women should be celebrated for not being completely consumed by anger,” she says.

    “Men are allowed to be angry as a performance of masculinity. White women are allowed to be angry as a clarion call. So black women should be encouraged to express their anger as well, particularly in the face of injustice.”

  252. @The Wild Geese Howard

    The heavier woman didn’t think she was going to actually get a fight. She thought she could just slap the cheerleader with impunity. The cheerleader assured the large woman that no one was talking about her and no one was interested in her or her friends at all whatever, and no, she didn’t want to fight the big woman. The big insult, of course, is that no one was interested in her at all. But once the big woman hit her, the cheerleader felt intimidated enough to unleash all she had on her else the bigger woman take advantage.

    I do hope cheerleader gets a restraining order, because a pack of the friends might get together to attack her later.

    • Replies: @Rosamond Vincy
  253. Anon87 says:
    @ex-banker

    Yes, Singleton is good.

    Joe Morgan was a great player, but a joke in the booth.

    I kind of remember Tony Gywnn wasn’t too bad.

  254. That USTA official who gave the horrible speech at the trophy ceremony has piled fuel on the fire with a press release further praising Serena for showing ‘a great deal of class and sportsmanship’:

    This fracas has reached Full Orwell.

    • Replies: @Pericles
  255. @Harry Baldwin

    As Reg Caesar pointed out, the DM was so doubtful on that point where the bully was concerned, they avoided pronouns like the plague.

  256. @The Wild Geese Howard

    Cheerleaders on the lower levels of pyramids have to help lift and support those on the higher levels.

  257. Cato says:
    @40 Acres and A Kardashian

    Seems just to me. The man was a predator. The woman was doing a big favor for those boys.

  258. Coemgen says:

    “This is getting bizarre…”

    That is the very definition of black-humor.

  259. nebulafox says:
    @El Dato

    I just plunged into my old copy of J.J Sakurai today (feel so freaking “high” right now-its been years since I’ve seriously studied physics, and I feel great), so I will not pretend to seriously have the competence needed to have a stake in the debate. But according to some guys on PhysicsStackExhange, it is possible to use QM with real numbers, and judging from what I vaguely remember about complexification in the algebraic view of QM, I see no reason
    to not believe them. (If you disagree, please enlighten me, no joke. I’m eager to get cracking and learn enough to be a real manque rather than a partial one. :D) Though in any case, why anybody would want to is beyond me. The complex world is so much neater than the real one. Compare complex with real analysis. Compact, heart fluttering behaviour vs ugly maschochistic exceptions everywhere. Gorgeous contour integrals and analytic vistas with the obvious sinkholes vs. brutal limiting cases alles uber the place.

    I personally like to think of complex numbers as a neat way of expressing rotations or phases, myself. Way better than thinking of them as some vague abstract “imaginary” thing, especially when teaching kids. YMMV.

    • Replies: @PhysicistDave
  260. @ic1000

    Katrina Adams

    shocking, I know…

  261. @Anon

    Hard to know what actually goes in his mind and why so, but I have a hunch that he likes being eDgY.

    As long as he keeps Steve around, well and safe, I’m willing to be tolerant.

  262. @Joe Schmoe

    They try it, the cheer squad comes after them.

    As I posted earlier, never pick a fight with someone who can jump like a gymnast, lift the weight of other squad members over her head, and kick like a Rockette.

  263. Hunsdon says:
    @vinteuil

    But what does Ron Unz (our gracious host of our gracious host) really do? He references his initial credulity, then he presents original source material, then he carefully points out that he’s a beginner in this field and perhaps more in-depth research would be beneficial. I fail to see the heresy. As a side note, referring to our gracious host (i.e., Steve Sailer), referring to him as “SS” is probably not the best of abbreviations.

    • Replies: @vinteuil
  264. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @markflag

    The baby’s a year old.

  265. But what does Ron Unz (our gracious host of our gracious host) really do? He references his initial credulity, then he presents original source material, then he carefully points out that he’s a beginner in this field and perhaps more in-depth research would be beneficial. I fail to see the heresy.

    That makes two of us. I started reading Ron’s American Pravda series about a year ago, and I had a pretty good idea where he was ultimately heading with it, and sure enough, here we are. I haven’t seen anything of substance he’s gotten wrong yet.

    God bless Ron Unz!

  266. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @flyingtiger

    Check the statistics. It’s really bad in beating children to death. Mom’s boyfriend gets 30 years. Mom does it alone, she gets 5 to 10.

    Pamela Smart is an anomaly. I don’t know much about the case. There’s going to be a documentary soon. Has she tried the innocence project?

    • Replies: @Brutusale
  267. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @JimB

    So why were the Whites booing the winner and cheering Serena’s tantrum?You see black women behaving like that in public every day. Government offices are full of them.

    The whole thing reminded me of Ramos as a school teacher dealing with a typical black Orc student.

  268. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @Big Bill

    You’ve just committed a hate crime and blasphemy. Colored folks is hate speed. Folks of Color is the correct term.

  269. @Peter Akuleyev

    Vin Scully could only stand the job for 66 years.

    • Replies: @MC
  270. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @40 Acres and A Kardashian

    That’s pretty standard male female disparite sentences for the same crimes.
    Fraudulent and stolen checks are another example when women get probation or a year and men get 5 to 10.

  271. @ic1000

    Being Japanese, is practically like being white. For some reason, the Japanese, unlike Chinese, Koreans and other East Asians, don’t get diversity pokemon points.

    The only time they are talked about is in connection with the incarceration of Japanese-Americans in WWII, but that’s not brought up to argue for them, but as an example of Our American Racism™.

    I observe that the Japanese, in general, or, more precisely, Japanese-Americans, are dignified and have too much self-respect to jump into the diversity and special-treatment mosh pit.

    Naomi Osaka is half-Japanese, so perhaps it applies to her too, in some measure.

    • Replies: @Anon
    , @Rosamond Vincy
  272. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @PiltdownMan

    It was some kind of EEOC regulation made up around 1973. Japanese are considered White for affirmative action purposes. Nothing to do with what Japanese did or did not want.

  273. @Reg Cæsar

    Ya really dropped the ball on that one, Ceasar. Way out of bounds, completely over the line. Now knock that shit off.

    • Replies: @Rosamond Vincy
  274. Kylie says:
    @Father O'Hara

    Lol! I suspect the spectacle of Rosie employing her feminine wiles would have all the charm of Hillary on the campaign trail.

  275. Pericles says:
    @Nathan

    Lack of PEDs is unfairness to historically and chemically disadvantaged black athletes and here is why whites are racist.

  276. Anonymous[567] • Disclaimer says:
    @AnotherDad

    Well, The Economist and the EU are doing their damndest to replicate that historic disaster on the soil of Europe.

  277. Pericles says:
    @Jack D

    As others have pointed out, it’s hard to see how this is going to work in future America where there are no longer any white people left to blame. (The ref in this case however was a 100% white European).

    Well, I don’t think the tennis careers of strong beautiful black women will necessarily be much of an issue if that time comes, but recall that Nazis remain looming terrors even 70 years after they disappeared.

  278. @Anonymous

    When white people are gone if they still have tennis,it’ll be played with somebody’s head! Game, set,match muthafugga!

  279. Pericles says:
    @Lagertha

    Lol, mom should have rushed the court, grabbed Serena by her weave and then the asian hair would be flying as they rolled on the ground. The perfect ending, I’d say.

  280. Pericles says:
    @Patrick in SC

    America looks more like Norway every day, doesn’t it?

  281. anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:
    @OFWHAP

    All I can conclude from that evidence is that Hingis is actually black and the Pro-Trump Russian SpamBots have conspired to alter all of the photos of her on the internet in order to confuse us.

  282. @CCZ

    From Benbow’s Twitter as she joyfully basks in the attention:
    “Chile white men are as hot selfish grease with me…Couldn’t be more proud of myself. Wakanda forever.”

    I’m getting noticed! I’m getting whites mad. She is at heart,a childish prankster.

  283. anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon
    • Replies: @Pericles
  284. JimB says:
    @ic1000

    Ramos is a fussy little man from Portugal. He is known for being rigid but fair. His brain just couldn’t compute surrendering the honor of the sport to some has-been player having roid rage. He’ll be a tennis umpire long after Williams ends up homeless and broke in LA.

  285. Wally says:
    @Anon

    Leave it to phony Sailer to delete my on-point comment about the fake ‘holocaust’, but not delete the comment mentioning the fake ‘holocaust’ that I was responding to.

    What is hypocrite Sailer even doing at this site?

    The ADL is pleased, no doubt

    http://www.codoh.com

  286. anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:
    @Danindc

    Speaking of ‘fine’ does anyone believe Serena will actually have to pay hers?

    Williams was ultimately fined US$17,000 for the three violations.

  287. Pericles says:
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    President Katrina Adams, zonked out of her filthy hippie gourd, tripping the light fantastic. I can see no other explanation for that statement.

    • Replies: @Pericles
  288. Pericles says:
    @anonymous

    Kathy Griffin, the comic presidential assassin, unless I’m mistaken? Not so stable personality, needs some time at the celeb spa to, you know, dry out.

  289. @nebulafox

    nebulafox wrote:

    But according to some guys on PhysicsStackExhange, it is possible to use QM with real numbers, and judging from what I vaguely remember about complexification in the algebraic view of QM, I see no reason to not believe them.

    Well… you can do some things in QM without complex numbers: the energy levels of the hydrogen atom or of the simple harmonic oscillator do not need complex numbers.

    But, try expressing momentum eigenstates or arbitrary spinors without complex numbers, and, no, it won’t really work. (Of course, you can always treat complex numbers as just ordered pairs of real numbers, but you’re not really avoiding complex numbers then.)

  290. Clyde says:
    @Jim Don Bob

    Prednisone is great for knocking down swelling in the short term, but is not good long term. Some studies have show that Naproxen (Aleve) works almost as well.

    Thankfully I don’t have take either, nor any drugs. In my book Prednisone is a very very last resort and not to be trifled with. But many Americans are loose when it comes to medications and will plunge in head first just because a Doc told them so. The burden is on Y O U to do your research or suffer the consequences. And with the internet there can be no excuses for not doing your homework.

    • Replies: @Jack D
  291. Brutusale says:
    @Anon

    No it’s just that, as dovetails with everything else, that when a woman gets the same sentence that a man would have gotten there’s much wailing and knashing of teeth.

  292. Serena Williams is still treated differently than male athletes By Billie Jean King

    Apartheid denies her the right to compete against men?

    Margaret Court the now unpersonned because of wronghtink number 1 ranked player of the time who lost easily against Bobby Riggs at an event to showcase a new housing development.

    Riggs stared at the lights as King got the job done and the 1-2-3 which got her much more coverage in the media than whatever her rank was and gained the ability to flog products, such as Slim Jims?, to the gullible public.

    Riggs got his gambling debts paid off.

    Theodore Dalrympale has a saying about societies like this. These people who do the job for nour marvellousy media are the contempttaletellers* of the lugenpresse.

    I was asked the origins of this *word <— back that ways but the answer goes better here.

    All hail our sugar devouring overlords.

  293. @PiltdownMan

    I object to the term “diversity and special-treatment mosh pit.”

    Mosh pits ain’t for the coddled.

    • Replies: @PiltdownMan
  294. @Jim Christian

    This sort of language will not serve.

  295. @Danindc

    Congrats, and you never win as much as you “should have”. Ha ha.

    • Replies: @Danindc
  296. Jack D says:
    @Clyde

    Prednisone is a powerful weapon and like any other powerful weapon it has to be handled respectfully and in strict adherence with the proper rules of engagement and protocols for handling weapons of that type. And if you do that at all times you’ll be fine. If you treat it like candy, then you won’t.

    • Replies: @Clyde
  297. Anonymous[268] • Disclaimer says:
    @ic1000

    You are confused. Osaka is in Japan. Serena is insane.

  298. @40 Acres and A Kardashian

    In one case, the male teacher, I believe in Arlington, had had serial sexual relationships with three or four teenage girls in his classes.

    Yeah, 20 years in prison is outrageously soft a penalty for this. In days of yore, he’d be lucky to be still breathing when his body was found behind the Dumpster.

    Why anyone would think a man screwing teenage girls is no worse than a woman screwing teenage boys is leagues beyond me.

    But even my wife insists on calling such an offender whom her male relative stupidly (perhaps ignorantly) married a “pedophile”. Her case was admittedly extreme– the boy was in his early teens, and she told him she was carrying his baby, which she wasn’t. Still, kid… brush it off and get on with your life.

    Before going into prison, that woman was no longer allowed to pick up her kids (from a previous marriage) at their school, or go anywhere within a certain radius of any school.

    I’m not endorsing these women’s behavior in any way, but in the good old days, she wouldn’t be a prisoner, but a S-L-U-T. Barred from her profession and shamed out of town. But those aren’t options anymore.

    • Replies: @L Woods
  299. Nathan says:
    @anonymous

    Yeah, they really phoned it in that year, which is why I don’t think basketball should be an Olympic sport. We’ve made our point- the rest of the world should just stop trying.

  300. L Woods says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Uh, those girls would be married at that age in the not so distant past. Are they somehow less deflowered if the football team does it first?

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  301. vinteuil says: • Website
    @Hunsdon

    Hey, I never accused RKU of “heresy.”

    He references his initial credulity, then he presents original source material, then he carefully points out that he’s a beginner in this field and perhaps more in-depth research would be beneficial.

    Yeah, that’s his schtick.

  302. Danindc says:
    @ben tillman

    Ha. I’ve definitely lost more than I should have.

  303. Clyde says:
    @Jack D

    You can check out my account above, about a 75 year old female in law, who when cut a clear plasma leaked out, not blood. This was after being on prednisone for 7 years and taking it as prescribed. No matter what ailed me I would never take it.

    • Replies: @Jack D
  304. Polymath says:
    @El Dato

    Oh yeah? Then how is it different from -i?

  305. I liked Martina Navratilova’s comments.

    https://www.msn.com/en-nz/sport/tennis/comment-martina-navratilova-what-serena-got-wrong/ar-BBNacTc?li=BBqdhxG

    Particularly “I don’t believe it’s a good idea to apply a standard of “If men can get away with it, women should be able to, too.” Rather, I think the question we have to ask ourselves is this: What is the right way to behave to honor our sport and to respect our opponents?”

  306. 3g4me says:
    @Buffalo Joe

    @179 Buffalo Joe: “Anthony, I have been prescribed Prednisone a couple of times, is there a better drug to soothe damaged muscles and joints that isn’t illegal?”

    Buffalo Joe, I mentioned in a response to you in an older thread (which I don’t think you saw) that I find Bromelain works wonders. I’ve used it a couple of times, most recently when I slipped on a wet spot on my kitchen floor and pulled something behind my knee. I only took a few days off from the gym overall, but did skip my leg workout for 2 weeks while continuing all other lifting and cardio. Take LARGE doses for a week or two (I took 1000 mg AM and PM) on an empty stomach (if you take it after you eat it helps digestion, not joints/bones). It’s a proteolytic enzyme from pineapple stems, and I was highly skeptical when I first tried it, but it truly does work. Per a few websites, research is “inconclusive” on whether it helps pain and inflammation – I can only say it worked quite well in my case.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
  307. Jack D says:
    @Clyde

    No one should be on Prednisone for 7 years unless it is for some life threatening condition for which there is no alternative treatment. Why was she taking it?

    If you had only plasma and no red blood cells you would not be alive because the red blood cells are what transport oxygen to your organs.

  308. @L Woods

    A husband is one thing. A teacher is quite another.

    Most people, then and now, would treat a son-in-law differently from a rogue tutor.

  309. MC says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Of course, Vin usually worked alone. Spending that many years in a little broadcast booth with another announcer can get to some people:

    https://www.clickondetroit.com/sports/sources-rod-allen-choked-mario-impemba-after-disagreement-over-chair-in-tigers-broadcast-booth

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