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This Trump Tweet

got me wondering whether Mexico has any ski mountains to conquer annex. The only place with a ski lift that seems to advertise is outside of Monterrey and it looks more like a ramp, perhaps refrigerated, than an actual quasi-natural snow slope.

Mexico has some 12,000 foot peaks in the north, but they are pretty dry. It has some snow covered volcanoes in the center, but the snow lines are awfully high. Here’s an article about hiking to the top of 18,500′ Orizaba, Mexico’s tallest volcano, to ski down to about 16,000 feet where the snow runs out.

In 1977, after we climbed California’s 14,500 foot tall Mt. Whitney, the tallest mountain in the Lower 48, my friend Steve and I talked for awhile about climbing a taller mountain. But neither one of us particularly wanted to die in a blizzard or fall off a cliff, so extreme climbs like 20,300′ Mt. McKinley in Alaska were out. We eventually settled on Ixtaccíhuatl, a 17,000+’ (5230m) volcano east of Mexico City as the safest tall climb in North America.

One interesting memory was how hard it was in pre-Internet 1977 to research esoteric information like the best time of the year to climb a Mexican volcano. (December.) But eventually we never got around to climbing Ixtaccíhuatl. It’s the kind of thing that seems more like a good idea when you are a headstrong 18 year old than when you are an older but wiser 19 year old.

If we are into redrawing national borders, it would seem better just to declare Whistler Mountain in British Columbia to be American territory. On the other hand, I might remind Mr. Trump that Cabo San Lucas at the south end of Baja California has some memorable golf terrain:

Further north in Baja is the Bajamar golf course, between Rosarito Beach and Ensenada. In late December 1996, only a week after I’d been diagnosed with cancer, I played it with Steve, who drove down from L.A. The front nine ran inland through sagebrush and the skies were dark grey; I was feeling doomed and depressed. But the back nine was brand new and ran toward the Pacific. The 14th hole was the first of four on the ocean cliffs:

and just as we got to the tee 40 feet above the surging 20′ foot tall waves, the sun came out.

It dawned on me: I’m going to live.

I then proceeded to hit six 5-woods in a row into the Pacific Ocean, but even that didn’t discourage me.

On the way back to Rosarito Beach, we once again passed James Cameron’s colossal set for Titanic, and, in my new mood, it seemed obvious that if Cameron could rebuild the Titanic on a cliff in Mexico, I could beat cancer.

 
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  1. Well, Netanyahu loved skiing in Palestine so much from back in his IDF days:

    that he figured he just needed to relive the past.

  2. OT.The attorney general announces that Mueller found no conlusion between Trump’s campaign and the Russians, which means that Hillary lost on her own. Mueller has put his head on the block. The dems will now implode. Trump should immediately point out that the money the dems spent on the investigation is money that could have paid for better medical care for blacks or improved schools in the inner city. Pander to the black bloc.

  3. istevefan says:

    Trump Recognizes Israel’s Right to a Ski Resort

    Does this mean that Steve’s idea about resettling Syrian refugees in the Golan Heights is now off the table?

    PS. Please don’t get too distracted by the Mueller report. I see all the MAGA guys erupting in joy, but keep in mind the invasion at the border has intensified. Now comes this morsel from Trump’s 2016 deputy campaign director, David Bossie. Mr. Bossie now works at Fox. Let’s hope his suggestion is not an indication of where Trump is headed.

    As President Trump’s Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors Kevin Hassett pointed out in a 2013 paper for the American Enterprise Institute, the United States could add half a percentage point to economic growth by doubling the number of immigrants it lets into the country, especially if they come on employer-sponsored visas. President Trump’s chief economist continues to make the case that “for a country that has long thought of itself as a nation of immigrants, the U.S. falls far behind almost all the other countries in the number of immigrants it admitted relative to its population size.”

    Get that? Doubling immigration, which is already sky high, would yield an extra 1/2 percentage point to GDP! So what does this say about the contributions of our current immigration rate?

    It sure doesn’t seem like a good payoff, does it? Please tell me Trump is not considering this. The fixation on GDP and the stock market is really getting old.

  4. Does the “employee-sponsored visa” cover the cost of a Cadillac health plan? Which income tax bracket will the immigrants be in?

    • Replies: @Lagertha
  5. Whiskey says: • Website

    Mexico has plenty of ski resorts it has already annexed. Its called El Norte. The country formerly known as the United States.

    Perhaps we need a weird symbol.

    • Agree: TheBoom
  6. I think Bibi should install a bobsled run. That way he can claim he made the desert flume.

  7. Paul says:

    One can fathom why Donald Trump has had such trouble getting along with his generals and his foreign policy people who have far more background in world affairs than he. His problem is his inexperience and his reliance on his intuition. In such matters, he is an “instant expert.”

    • LOL: Desiderius
    • Replies: @Redneck farmer
    , @Hail
  8. @Buffalo Joe

    money that could have paid for better medical care for blacks or improved schools in the inner city.

    How about better health care for whites who lost their jobs and health benefits and whose jobs were taken over by vibrancy, b/c white privilege. You know, pander to those who got him elected in the first place.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
  9. anon[335] • Disclaimer says:

    You have to accept it Steve:

    No ski resorts in Mexico

    No golf courses in Siberia

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    , @Reg Cæsar
  10. Lagertha says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    depends on which & what type/origin of immigrants you are talking about.

    Trump should realize what is underneath those mountains. Hint: it is not Aspen with granite and igneous rock….it is not Iceland with like, effin’ volcanoes! hahaaa. Not sure what he is doing with all this creepy sucking up to Israel…and, it gets me nervous, as I love mountains and conifers, skiing, snow-shoeing, drinking whiskey and beers post-hauling-ass thru gorgeous terrain, hot tubbing in natural springs, being one-with-nature… that, that, that awesome freedom which is the USA.

  11. Alfa158 says:

    Aspen Colorado is to some extent a Mexican ski resort. Rich Mexicans love skiing and a fair number of them have bought ski properties in the US. The super wealthy are basically their very own nation, flying in to the same places from wherever they originate to congregate. I was astonished the first time I was in the Aspen resorts area during ski season at the number of executive jets lined up row by row. I knew there was a lot of money there but that really drove it home.

  12. OT-

    Ari Aster, the latest master of cinematic horror, the director of Hereditary, presents his newest masterpiece Midsommar.

    Much like in Jordan Peele’s horror films, it looks like the horror is that white people exist.

    Is this cultural appropriation? A blood libel? Can we expand on this?

  13. Anonymous[156] • Disclaimer says:
    @istevefan

    PS. Please don’t get too distracted by the Mueller report. I see all the MAGA guys erupting in joy, but keep in mind the invasion at the border has intensified

    Yep.

  14. Back before climbers were banned from it, Popocatepetl was supposed to be a spectacular ski run. It’s too high an altitude for a ski resort though even if it didn’t kill people with poisonous gases. I was surprised by how scenic the alpine forest was around the Mexican volcanoes. Iztacihuatl is said to resemble a sleeping woman and the main route runs over her knees, pelvis and breasts. I had some amusing pantomimed conversations with Mexican climbers about which way to go. I assume the stolen ice axe that Trotsky was famously murdered with was in Mexico City for the purpose of climbing these peaks.

    • Replies: @International Jew
  15. Is Steve Jobs really a bad guy ? :

    The same guy, all the way on the Far Right:

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    , @M. Hartley
  16. Anon[315] • Disclaimer says:

    OT: You really have to wonder if Bernie Sanders has just hit peak senility. He’s had a complaint filed against him for hiring illegals to advise his campaign. “The complaint claims this is a violation of laws that mean to prevent foreign influence in our elections, Fox News reported.” The timing is absolutely ridiculous. The fact that Sanders would do this indicates he no longer has access to common sense.

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/03/24/bernie-sanders-may-have-violated-federal-election-law-hiring-illegal-aliens-campaign/

    What’s more, one of the illegals, “recently caused an uproar by utilizing the antisemitic trope of “dual allegiance” against American Jews while defending Minnesota Democrat Ilhan Omar’s many antisemitic proclamations.”

    Yep, Bernie the Jew has an anti-semite on his campaign staff. She’ll do a good job of wrecking his chances to win because he’s too senile to realize this is a stupid move.

    • Replies: @bomag
    , @Anonymous
    , @Whiskey
  17. @Buffalo Joe

    If this is like the midterms, Fox will come up with a seemingly unsubstantiated report out of nowhere tomorrow that they have exclusive evidence that Trump’s been plotting with Putin to take over the world since they were in military school together and by next Friday the marshall of the Supreme Court will be unsealing indictments against all 63 million Trump voters.

    • Agree: bomag
  18. …And God Created Nanny Goat:

    Brigitte Bardot faces prosecution for calling island inhabitants ‘degenerate savages’

    It sounds like a peculiarly modern form of degeneration:

    The population of Réunion, an overseas French department in the southern Indian Ocean, is of mixed African, South Asian, European and Chinese heritage.

  19. Lagertha says:
    @Clifford Brown

    This is a major piece of shit – I already heard that some of the actors regret this shitty show.

  20. Lagertha says:
    @Clifford Brown

    This is the biggest crap of horse shit I have seen in a long time. The writing sucks, the story sucks, the acting sucks, it is a sucky thing to make non-White people think that white people are nefarious. – that is all, according to Ivar.

  21. Syria has a piece of that same mountain (with higher ground and more snow in fact). If you don’t like Israel’s ski resort, you’re welcome to try Syria’s.

  22. bomag says:
    @istevefan

    …the U.S. falls far behind almost all the other countries in the number of immigrants it admitted relative to its population size.”

    What other countries? Chad; Syria; Ethiopia; Somalia; Honduras; El Salvador; Afghanistan?

    That’s some bad number cooking.

    • Replies: @M. Hartley
  23. If we are into redrawing national borders, it would seem better just to declare Whistler Mountain in British Columbia to be American territory. On the other hand, I might remind Mr. Trump that Cabo San Lucas at the south end of Baja California has some memorable golf terrain.

    Now we’re talking. I have long coveted Vancouver Island for the United States while admiring it from Washington State. I think all of British Columbia and Alberta should be American territory, but I would settle on Vancouver Island.

    Why give it to the Chinese when it could be American?

    • Replies: @jon
    , @Reg Cæsar
  24. bomag says:
    @Anon

    Yep, Bernie the Jew has an anti-semite on his campaign staff. She’ll do a good job of wrecking his chances to win because he’s too senile to realize this is a stupid move.

    Considering some of the vibe coming off the Dems lately, maybe this is a pivot.

  25. @Twentycents

    Back before climbers were banned from it, Popocatepetl…

    Is anything illegal in Mexico? My impression was that the whole country ran on a basis of caveat emptor.

  26. Dtbb says:

    Wow to that course! I could picture someone backing up to line up their putt and falling off the cliff!

  27. @istevefan

    No country admits as many immigrants relative to its population size as the US, and those that come close are seeing their political systems torn asunder. You’d think these open-borders lackeys would be afraid of drive-by motorcycle assassinations, in our present era. Trump has said several times in follow-up questions seeking to clarify what he meant by “more immigrants than ever before” in his State of the Union address that he wants immigrants “not on welfare”, which is what the RAISE Act would have accomplished by ending chain migration, yet the Trump administration working on immigration policy said that the RAISE Act and its policies are now dead. We can only hope that Trump was speaking as a salesman and using “How to Win Friends and Influence People” psychology for some unknown stratagem that will deliver anything but what he claimed in the address.

    • Replies: @istevefan
  28. Anonymous[325] • Disclaimer says:

    Thx Steve for bringing up the conquest of Baja subtopic. Love this idea it’s totally doable.

    MUCK FEXICO.

    We do not need to respect that government. They don’t respect us anyway.

    WW4 is going to suck. But afterwards there’ s huge potential for places like Baja.

    • Replies: @AnotherDad
  29. @bored identity

    If Israel caused “slaughter in Africa”, doesn’t that mean they’re doing their share of the population control that continent needs?

  30. @bored identity

    Is the poster on the right actually legit?
    Looks like some kind of spoof.

  31. @bomag

    It’s a flat out lie, to be expected from conservatism inc.

  32. jon says:
    @Clifford Brown

    I have long coveted Vancouver Island for the United States while admiring it from Washington State. I think all of British Columbia and Alberta should be American territory, but I would settle on Vancouver Island.

    54-40 or Fight. We can still make it happen.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oregon_boundary_dispute

    • Replies: @Redneck farmer
  33. @Clifford Brown

    I have long coveted Vancouver Island for the United States while admiring it from Washington State.

    Vancouver is the 43rd largest island in the world, and the 11th in Canada. Hawaii, Kodiak, and Puerto Rico, our largest, are 75th, 79th, and 81st respectively. Vancouver is bigger than those three combined.

    Of course, Vancouver has to be the largest livable island in Canada, unless you consider Newfoundland to be livable. Few Canadians do.

    Over twenty countries boast islands larger than our largest.

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

    Long Island, which includes nearly all of Brooklyn and Queens, is 18th on the world’s insular population list. More people live on Long Island than on all other US islands combined, even if you throw in Puerto Rico and Guam, and fake islands like Delmarva and Cape Cod.

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

    • Replies: @Captain Tripps
    , @Jack D
  34. El Dato says:
    @Buffalo Joe

    which means that Hillary lost on her own

    Well, there is still the unwitting Pinedo guy and that Pizza & Spirit cooking freakout thing thing and the DNC dump (practically certainly unconnected to Russia in spite of what Bruce Schneier says).

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  35. BenKenobi says:
    @Buffalo Joe

    I bet there still won’t be a TrumpStaffel in which to enlist 🙁

  36. @Paul

    The real problem is that the experts look at the calendar and see March 24, 1955.

    • Agree: Desiderius
  37. What a light-hearted way of looking at what is going to replace oil as a source of international conflict: I don’t know what kind of pistes they have in Kashmir, but the water is to die for.

  38. Busby says:

    I then proceeded to hit six 5-woods in a row into the Pacific Ocean, but that didn’t discourage me.

    Take the drop, Roy!

  39. @istevefan

    It sure doesn’t seem like a good payoff, does it? Please tell me Trump is not considering this. The fixation on GDP and the stock market is really getting old.

    Trump said at his rallies that after he built the wall he would put a big beautiful door in it and let a bunch of poeple in. Trump is pretending that he built the wall (and maybe even really thinks it) so now its time to put in that door.

  40. Gunner says:
    @Buffalo Joe

    The Roots response to that: Donald Trump is a racist Becky for thinking black people need better medical care!

  41. This article seems to miss the strategic importance of the Golan Heights. Whoever occupies it has a clear artillery shot over much of northern Israel. During the 1967 and Yom Kippur wars, Syria had many hundreds of Russian tanks there poised to race to the sea. They nearly succeeded but were outfought by much smaller Israeli forces. So it’s not really about a ski area.

    • Replies: @El Dato
  42. @Reg Cæsar

    Hawaii, Kodiak, and Puerto Rico, our largest…

    Since you brought it up, time to restate two of the planks of my foreign policy platform: give Hawaii and Puerto Rico their sovereignty back. They should be their own island countries again.

    Hawaii has oodles of tourist money to sustain itself, along with its tropical cash crop staples. We can pay them an annual Danegeld to keep the base access so our carriers, frigates and subs can stop and fill up on nuke juice (or whatever they mine at the bottom of Haleakala) on their way to the South China Sea. The rich who have property there can pay property taxes out the wazoo for all I care, if they want to keep it. Or the natives can just expropriate it, if you’re White haole. More development for future revenue, or land distribution, because colonialism. Its only right, dontcha know, for a millineum of oppression.

    Puerto Rico needs its independence too; they should look to the Hawaii model for their future; its closer to Europe, so you can get all the retirees from the EU year round. Unfortunately, looks like we’re stuck with PR, kinda like a dysfunctional in-law that’s married into your family. Since the US was crowned undisputed heavyweight champion when the Berlin Wall fell and the old Soviet Union imploded, the native PRs will NEVER give up that gravy train.

  43. If your photograph is indicative, the Jews’ place also looks like little more than a refrigerated ramp; I cannot imagine anyone except a cheap, lazy, or poor person living within ten miles paying to ski in this sad place.

    I’ve a theory one reason many people ski is not so much their genuine love of the sport but a desire to signal their wealth and social status by participating in an expensive pastime their peers (or those they aspire to have as peers) participate in, and to land prestigious spouses, employment, contacts, etc. during après ski. A related phenomenon is the milestone of owning, renting, or being invited to spectacularly expensive real estate insulated from the hoi polloi by distance, costs, and climate.

    In these things, of course, lie many similarities with golf….

    • Replies: @Jack D
    , @Reg Cæsar
    , @Dmitry
  44. @istevefan

    Ah-Ha! Bossie is another closeted reader of Mr. Sailer’s who invested in Proctor & Gamble awhile ago. (The diapers! The toilet paper!)

  45. @Clifford Brown

    All the more reason to place Norway on the immigration ban list. Those Scandinavian pagans are a menace. They and the Nobel Peace Prize committee.

  46. @Alfa158

    The US is being given away to the elites of various nonwhite Nations…..Orange County has been given away to the Chinese…..Who are the homeless in Orange County?…White Males?…..Andrew Yang wants to give these homeless White Males a thousand bucks a month while at the same time massively increasing Asian Legal Immigration….It’ll cost a thousand bucks a month for your sleeping spot on the sidewalks of Orange County…..I’d rather be dead….

  47. McFly says:

    “On the way back to Rosarito Beach, we once again passed James Cameron’s colossal set for Titanic, and, in my new mood, it seemed obvious that if Cameron could rebuild the Titanic on a cliff in Mexico, I could beat cancer.”

    Really inspiring, Steve. Thanks for all the work you’ve done on this blog.

  48. Jack D says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Vancouver Island is, like Long Island, barely an island – it lies across a narrow strait from the mainland (though it has never been bridged – the mainland opposite is wild and mountainous so there is no reason to build a bridge going there). I think in between “fake” islands like Cape Cod (artificially cut from the mainland by the Cape Cod Canal) and “real” islands like Puerto Rico which are surrounded by the deep seas you should have a third category of islands that lie just offshore from the mainland and so lack the isolation of true islands.

  49. I’ve always believed that fairway woods are one of the best barometers of a truly good golfer. And that’s why I rarely even consider using my 5 Wood.

    We are all beneficiaries of your beating cancer, Steve. Thank you for your work.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  50. And beat it you did. Thank God.

  51. TheBoom says:
    @istevefan

    Trump will now have the bandwidth to work on his MIGA agenda by creating a greater Israel. At home he can work on expanding the flood of invaders and combating any criticism of Israel

  52. @El Dato

    The DNC dump got instamemoryholed so comprehensively and effectively that there had to be some extremely high level involvement, like Bill calling in a favor from HW.

    It’s the best explanation for all that came after. Plus old Bushies were not having a President Bernie under any circumstances.

  53. Anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon

    He really troped over this one. These guys are all pretty old. Around late 70s, just getting your feet on the ground in the AM is a small victory.

  54. anon[177] • Disclaimer says:
    @Buffalo Joe

    Can Syria recognize the Mexican sovereignty of CA NV NM AR ? Can Iraq sue USA ? Iraq was attacked for occupying Kuwait . US has turned 180 degree on the very principles it adhered to tirelessly, killing the entire generation in the process dislocating millions and plunging the country to 28 AD then attacking the country. If Holocaust can be repaid in money and blood after 60 yrs ,
    this genocide also can be revisited after 100 yrs.

    Now why iS is silent on “DEBUNKING MYTHS ABOUT JEWS AND MONEY”- in NYT 25th March ?

    It says ” The museum’s aim is to debunk myths … “such as Jews exerting a kind of sinister influence on world events ,Jews financing disastrous wars for profit,Jews being naturally drawn to money”

    What has he got to say ?

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    , @El Dato
  55. @Jack D

    Block Island is really a bonafide Island….Shelter Island has the look and feel of an Island……don’t forget Gardners….and the disease control Plum Island….

  56. anon[177] • Disclaimer says:

    How much was Trump paid to move embassy, recognize Jerusalem and now cede the American position and flout International law on Golan? Was it in millions? Will those millions come back to the settler-garrison racist state through Kushner?

    Ski resort inColorado will be a gift to the horses from the United Arab Emirates . How much does he need to be paid ? Again that money will flow back to Israel.

    Banon-Gorka-Spencer- Sean Hannity crowd will never know how they are being manipulated and by who.

    • Replies: @Anon
  57. Jack D says:
    @Buffalo Joe

    Mueller found no conlusion between Trump’s campaign and the Russians, which means that Hillary lost on her own

    The Dem spin is that even though there was no collusion (that they could prove), the Russians definitely engaged in an effort to help Trump anyway so it’s still not Hillary’s fault that she lost. Also that Trump “obstructed justice” afterward by doing stuff like firing Comey.

  58. Alfa158 says:
    @Clifford Brown

    A small proportion of Jews see non-Jewish White people as the moral equivalent of Orcs. The Nordics depicted in this piece of crap, being the Whitest are therefore the most Orcish.Unfortunately this small proportion of Jews tend to be the ones currently ruling popular culture, and the majority who don’t have that atitude, with only a few exceptions won’t break solidarity to object to it.

    Amazon has been running a series called The Man in the High Castle, which is loosely based on Philip K Dick’s novel about an alternate 1950’s in which the Axis won the war. The western US which is occupied by the Japanese is an oppressive, impoverished hellscape full of dingy beaten down Americans living in ramshackle deteriorating cities and victimized by brutish Japanese stereotypes.

    In contrast the East is ruled by the Germans and is clean, bright, and prosperous, full of applecheeked idealized 1950’s Americans driving their finned chrome boats and not even bothering to have locks on their front doors because crime and poverty have been eliminated.

    Some commenters have noticed that the show producers are Jewish and wonder why they would depict Nazi occupied America as being at least superficially an ideal society just as as long as you go along with the program. The reason is that to the producers this America looks like the heart of Mordor. The fact that you might look at that society and tell yourself you wouldn’t mind living in it is just another indication of your own evil.

    This sad and malignant view of White Gentiles as inherently enemies who are ready to pull the next Shoah or lynching, and have to be kept chained like junkyard dogs does not bode well for anyone. If the frog of Western civilization is killed by the scorpion of anti-Whitism, we are all going to drown together.

    • Agree: James Speaks
    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  59. Trump is a treasonous rat who puts the interests of Israel ahead of the interests of the United States.

    I will also say and write that Marco Rubio, Lindsey Graham, Tom Cotton, Mike Pence, Mitch McConnell, Kevin McCarthy and just about every other rancid Republican Party politician whore is a treasonous rat who puts the interests of Israel ahead of the interests of the United States of America. That is TREASON!

    The Zionist Occupied Government Political Action Committee(ZOGPAC) — also known as the American Israel Public Affairs Committee(AIPAC) — is meeting at this moment in Swamp City DC.
    Treasonous rats such as Mike Pence and plenty of other treasonous rats from the Republican Party and the Democrat Party will go to ZOGPAC and pledge to put the interests of Israel ahead of the interests of the United States of America.

    TREASON is afoot at ZOGPAC in Swamp City DC.

    I won’t tarnish the blessed name of General George Washington by connecting him to that disgusting region of corruption and treason that is the jurisdiction of the federal government. TREASON has taken hold of Mike Pence and Donald Trump and the rest of the despicable rodents who put the interests of Israel ahead of the interests of the USA!

    I wrote this Tweet in 2014, still true:

    • Replies: @Anon
  60. Pat Boyle says:

    The problem with immigration is that the natural counter measures are opposed strenuously by the liberal/socialist Democrats because they affect people. For example the obvious counter to illegal aliens climbing the border walls is to shoot them when they reach the top. They make such inviting targets silhouetted against the sky. But this remedy isn’t even considered in the present political climate. That will change of course as population pressure grows but for now we will not employ any countermeasure that harms people.

    There fore we should choose a method that draws no blood and inconveniences few people. If Mexico refuses to staunch the flow of illegal aliens we should simply claim parts of their territory. We could start with the Yucatan Peninsula or Baja California. I don’t believe Mexico has any tank forces. We could drive south wherever we chose and grab as big a chunk as we wished. Foreign nations would complain. But I doubt if France would send an armored force to oppose us. We could establish a perimeter somewhere and build a wall. We would then deport all the Mexicans and grant sections to American companies like Marriott or Disney. They would build resorts and retirement communities with Mexicans as maids and servants.

    We could start gobbling up the more valuable parts of Mexico like their oil fields and driving off the natives. Hannibal after crossing the Alps spent nearly twenty years roaming through the Italian Peninsula and no Roman general could figure out how to drive him out. Then Scipio decided to invade the Carthaginian’s homeland. Hannibal left Italy and was defeated at home.

    Time to invade Mexico.

    • Agree: Dtbb
    • Replies: @istevefan
    , @Pericles
  61. Whiskey says: • Website
    @Anon

    Brilliant move by Bernie. Dems are all open borders and also anti Semitic.

    Reason, big big money from Qatar and Iran via Justice Democrats runs the party now. Supplanting Hollywood and Silicon Valley and Wall Street.

    That big. It explains Omar beating Pelosi… because Omar’s backers have lots more money and no doubt threatened Pelosi. Chucky Schemer has gone radio silent and the most dangerous place used to be between him and a tv camera.

    The Dem nomination is basically a beauty contest for Justice Democrats which means Iran and Qatar and Soros all hoping to buy the US and turn it into a global holiday inn express some say that’s already happened.

    At any rate if a Dem wins expect most White women to act like in New Zealnd wear burkas and White men enserfed to pay for all the gibs.

    You can’t be so naive as to think gibs are for White men now can you?

    Silly civnat gibs are for non Whites

  62. Thinker says:

    This just in:

    Trump Recognizes Israel’s Rights to USA.

    Trump’s tweet:

    After 52 years it is time for the United States to fully recognize Israel’s Sovereignty over the United States, which is of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and Regional Stability!

    • Troll: Charles Pewitt
    • Replies: @Charles Pewitt
  63. @Thinker

    I’d hit the LOL button, but it ain’t funny that Trumpy is so slavishly devoted to putting the interests of Israel ahead of the interests of the United States.

  64. istevefan says:
    @Eric Novak

    No country admits as many immigrants relative to its population size as the US, and those that come close are seeing their political systems torn asunder.

    Another trick they use to make it seem like the USA is not admitting its fair share of immigrants is to focus on one particular year, or a small window of years when making the comparison. So if a country gets bumrushed by war refugees like Turkey in one particular year, they use that to imply the Turks are taking in more people per capita then we are.

    Of course the true comparison of immigration stats would at least cover everything from 1965, in which the 4th most populous nation in the world at that time, with a demographic super majority of Europeans, is now on course to be less than 50 percent European within a couple decades.

    Has any other nation taken in enough immigrants per capita to make a super majority a minority? I guess I should qualify that question to any non-European nation. We all know Canada, Australia and the rest are well on the path the US has undertaken. But I don’t see any non-European nation replacing its super majority population.

  65. There are times when bored identity fears that the Master of Apophasis’ unbelievable well of best words could finally run dry.

    But the most un-praeteritious SuperSeder of Numerous Presidents Ago, always proves him wrong:

    PRESIDENT TRUMP:

    “Well, thank you very much.

    It’s an honor to have Prime Minister Netanyahu in the Oval Office.

    We’ve had numerous great meetings, and we talk usually about trade and military and lots of things.

    But today, I think we’re talking about — more than anything else, we’re celebrating the Golan Heights.

    It’s something that I’ve been hearing about for many years, from many people.

    I’ve been studying for years.

    And this should have been done, I would say, numerous Presidents ago.

    But for some reason, they didn’t do it, and I’m very honored to have done it.

    So I just want to say, Bibi, it’s an honor to have you at the Oval Office.

    Thank you.”

    PRIME MINISTER NETANYAHU:

    “Thank you.

    May I say that I’ve been here many, many, many times.

    I’ve been around.”

    PRESIDENT TRUMP:

    “You have.”

    https://publicpool.kinja.com/subject-remarks-by-president-trump-and-prime-minister-1833549925

    Now, watch this sederbration!

  66. istevefan says:
    @Pat Boyle

    . I don’t believe Mexico has any tank forces.

    You really need to peruse the Mexican armed forces wikipedia entry to see just how weak the world’s 10th largest economy is. For example, the Mexican Air Force has ZERO fighter jets. Zero fighter jets!

    Keep in mind Mexico also has over 120 million people, yet its military is anemic. This is because they leach off the fact that their super power neighbor would never allow anyone to invade. And they aren’t worried about an invasion from said super power because that super power would not want to absorb millions of Mexicans.

    Remember the US invaded and defeated Mexico in 1846. But we choose to keep the territories that were sparsely populated. We did not want to annex Mexico proper, and thus bring into our midst an alien population.

    Your idea of expelling them is the only way this would work. But with so many Mexican nationals in our nation, we might face some serious domestic terrorism if we tried. In fact the biggest obstacle to us taking Mexican land and expelling those people would not come from Mexico itself. Rather it would come from the 13 million or so Mexican nationals living in the USA along with their millions of descendants.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    , @Anonymous
  67. Anon[413] • Disclaimer says:
    @anon

    They need a man like you ,at the very pinnacle of foreign intelligence expertise to set them straight !!

    Do you get daily briefings from baron von Rothschild ?

  68. Anon[413] • Disclaimer says:
    @Charles Pewitt

    You are a really angry guy. Dont you think you should spend your time doing things that make you happy instead of raging ? Its eating you up . besides you arent even accomplishing anything as your 5 year old tweets constantly prove lol

  69. @James Speaks

    James, maybe pander wasn’t the best word, but it wouldn’t hurt the right to point out that the left wasted a boat load of money that is needed elsewhere, Campaign fodder.

    • Agree: James Speaks
  70. Jack D says:
    @Autochthon

    It’s not like most Israelis have a choice – it’s either ski in the Golan or no skiing at all. Some small % of Israelis can afford to fly to Switzerland to ski regularly but most can’t. Israelis are not noted for their skiing prowess anyway. Tel Aviv is at approximately the same latitude as San Diego. Not much good skiing within a 2 hr drive of San Diego either. More than 2 hours driving from Tel Aviv and you are in enemy territory.

    It’s a very short season – usually January to March and some years it doesn’t snow at all. But that’s all they’ve got.

    • Replies: @Autochthon
    , @Dmitry
  71. @istevefan

    isteve, one of my biggest grievances with our snooty neighbors to the north is we protect their ass, they bite our ankle.

    • Replies: @istevefan
  72. @Gunner

    Gunner, for the sake of your mental health, swear off The Root. Everything and I mean everything has a racial/racist angle.

  73. @anon

    anon, pretty passionate response, but I don’t see the mesh to what I posted. No need to respond. We’re good.

  74. El Dato says:
    @Thucydides

    So it’s about Tank Competitions, too?

    Not to mention Le Oil and Genie drilling in there.

  75. Hail says: • Website
    @Paul

    Yes. There are reasons no U.S. administration has “recognized” the Golan Heights as Israel’s, lo these many decades, despite Capitol Hill being Israeli-occupied territory (in Pat Buchanan’s famous phrasing).

    Trump might think he’s the first one to come up with the idea.

  76. Thanks for adding that personal aside, Steve. I found it very inspiring and encouraging.

  77. istevefan says:
    @Buffalo Joe

    Yep. Canada also benefits from having Uncle Sam as a neighbor. They are able to go cheap on defense knowing we would never allow anyone to invade them. They also benefit from our drug companies gouging Americans on the price, which allows them to sell drugs to Canada on the cheap. I am sure Canadians could come up with examples of where the US hurts them, but I’d like to see an estimate of what they save on defense and on drug prices due to the USA.

    PS. Canadians, please take no offense to this. I like Canada very much. This is only an observation.

    • Replies: @Hank Yobo
    , @Buffalo Joe
  78. Hank Yobo says:
    @istevefan

    Who is going to invade Canada (formerly, British North America)? The only nation to have done so is . . . you guessed it, the United States. Why would their government ever pay homage to the same Military-Industrial Complex which many on this site rightfully bemoan? Also, many early trials of new drugs take place in Canadian hospitals so that the pharmaceutical companies can bury their first mistakes north of the border. Cheap drugs? Not when you factor in the true human cost.

    • Replies: @Autochthon
  79. @istevefan

    iSteve, don’t wimp out. Canadians denigrate the US and then spend all winter as snow birds starting in NC to the Keys.

    • Replies: @Neil Templeton
  80. @Gunner

    I agree with the Root. Better medical care is a Siren.

  81. @Buffalo Joe

    Canadians are fags. They’re just like us, only nicer. ‘Course I’m talking ’bout the Alberta-BC branch.

  82. @Anon

    Let him rage. Are you, I’m sorry, I didn’t catch your name, really concerned about his health?

    • Replies: @Charles Pewitt
  83. Hank Yobo says:

    Some “snooty” Americans have been known to denigrate Canadians yet spend part of the summer fishing in Ontario and then return to hunt in the fall or snowmobile in the winter. Ingratitude must be part of the new USMCA.

  84. @Jack D

    Big Bear is pretty decent.

    • Replies: @Jack D
  85. @Hank Yobo

    President Alan Alda, that’s who’ll invade Canadia!

    (If you watch closely, some guy in this clip could hae been the inspiration for Bubbles….)

    Canada is forgiven Todd McFarlane, Jian Ghomeshi, Celine Dion, Gordon Lightfoot, Nelly Furtado, Anne Murray, Pierre Trudeau, and a host of its other sins for having given us Rush, The Red Green Show, and Trailer Park Boys. These are the trinity which make absolution possible for you.

    Howvevee, with Rush retired, The Red Green Show long gone, and Trailer Park Boys running out of steam, they had better come up woth aomething good soon to keep out of the red, especially if they plan to keep sending us the likes of that Samantha Bee creature….

    • LOL: Captain Tripps
    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  86. Jack D says:
    @Autochthon

    Big Bear is around 150 miles north of San Diego. If you go 150 miles north of Tel Aviv you are in Beirut. Israel is tiny.

    • Replies: @Autochthon
  87. @Alfa158

    A small proportion of Jews see non-Jewish White people as the moral equivalent of Orcs. The Nordics depicted in this piece of crap, being the Whitest are therefore the most Orcish.

    We’ve come a long way from the day when a Woody Allen would constantly kiss Ingmar Bergman’s ass. That was as bad as goys and Bob Dylan.

  88. @Autochthon

    …and a host of its other sins for having given us Rush

    Oh, come on. Rush was as much a sin as any of the others. Other bands bash you over the head with their message, or make their songs pretentiously cryptic. “Tom Sawyer”, the only Rush track you hear anymore at the convenience store, manages the feat of doing both at the same time. In a phony East End accent, no less.

    And apologize to Gordon. “Edmund Fitzgerald” graciously hono[u]red the sacrifice made by working Americans. Yes, it’s overplayed, but it’s good to be reminded once a year.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Autochthon
  89. @Autochthon

    I’ve a theory one reason many people ski is not so much their genuine love of the sport but a desire to signal their wealth and social status by participating in an expensive pastime their peers (or those they aspire to have as peers) participate in, and to land prestigious spouses, employment, contacts, etc. during après ski.

    Plus, girls look really nice in white sweaters and holding mugs of cocoa. Almost worth breaking a leg for.

  90. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    And apologize to Gordon. “Edmund Fitzgerald” graciously hono[u]red the sacrifice made by working Americans. Yes, it’s overplayed, but it’s good to be reminded once a year.

    Lightfoot was great, but the real jewel in Canadian folk music was Stan Rogers.

  91. Pericles says:
    @Pat Boyle

    The problem with immigration is that the natural counter measures are opposed strenuously by the liberal/socialist Democrats because they affect people. For example the obvious counter to illegal aliens climbing the border walls is to shoot them when they reach the top.

    What if they were … Nazis? You can do whatever you want to Nazis, wherever and whenever you want. It’s the American way or something. So just call them Nazis.

  92. @Anon

    Thank you for your interest in my angry Tweets!

    Here are two more to keep you happy and content!

    Tweets from 2014:

  93. @Neil Templeton

    Let him rage. Are you, I’m sorry, I didn’t catch your name, really concerned about his health?

    I like to describe myself as a Tavern Ranter. Rage, properly used, is good too.

    Some of the Quakers in Colonial America Virginia were just cheap bastards who didn’t want to give the Church of England any loot. The Quakers also didn’t want to take an oath to some oaf bastard King or Queen or religious fraud dope.

    Henry Prewitt was a Virginia Quaker.

    Henry Prewitt’s father, Thomas, sailed to Virginia in 1635 on the sailing ship America.

    • Replies: @Jack D
  94. @Steve from Detroit

    They’re easier to hit than long irons.

    My grandma had a set of clubs that were all woods, 1-15.

  95. I would respectfully disagree, and maybe it’s just how I define “difficult to hit.” With a fairway wood, a mishit tends to be way off the mark and too often out of bounds. In contrast, a mishit with a long iron won’t get you where you want to go but will usually stay in play.

    My father-in-law has the exact same set of clubs in his bag as your grandmother did in hers: all woods, 1-15. And they’re lefty!

  96. nebulafox says:

    *Sigh*

    What are we getting in exchange for this?

    Can someone spell this out? What exactly is America getting in exchange for this? How is this in our interests? I don’t want to hear some spiel about Muh Values or any of that goddamned crap, I want to hear what exactly the Israelis are giving us in return.

    Someone needs to inform The Donald (who no doubt got this idea because President Buy-My-Way-Into-Harvard Kushner pleaded and begged with Daddy’s Little Girl in tow) that it is way better to be a whore than a slut in foreign policy.

    • Replies: @Jack D
  97. Jack D says:
    @nebulafox

    How is this NOT in Trump’s interest? Syria is now a Russian client state and Israel is our client state. Putin knows that it’s OK to bite off chunks of your neighbors as opportunity presents itself and is in no position to object. The de facto annexation of the Golan occurred over 50 years ago. Pretending that the Israelis were going to give it back was a diplomatic nicety – Trump is not into artificial niceties. Why not recognize the reality? Why not help out Bibi who is a sympathetic ally – we know that the US, unlike Russia, would NEVER interfere in foreign elections, but still? Why not speed up the Jexodus and cut off some fuel from the Dem’s money machine?

    I understand it when people here say that we shouldn’t be sending Israel billions but this was a completely cost free gesture with considerable benefits to Trump and his re-election prospects. Why NOT do it?

  98. Dmitry says:
    @Autochthon

    The actual skiing in Golan Heights looks fun. I will go there at least once in the future, just so I can boast to everyone I have been skiing in Israel, in the Middle East, a few kilometers from Jesus’s hometown.

    This piste at 3:30

    But “resort” – Not St Moritz.

    It is built like some third world shit with children’s slides where parents take their children to touch snow.

  99. Dmitry says:
    @Jack D

    Just as people in Northern countries, dream of sun and sand. Obviously Middle Eastern people, dream of snow and ice.

    But even just in tourism, I think the undeveloped ski resort will be the less important part of the Golan Heights.

    It’s one of the more important nature zones in the Levant, and its popular for the local people are walking in all times of year…

    Some small % of Israelis can afford to fly to Switzerland

    According to the media, Sochi becomes more popular with them.

    Krasnaya Polyana is now one of the best ski resorts in the world, and it will be more affordable for their income levels (which is significantly lower than American incomes) than equivalents in Switzerland.

    • Replies: @Jack D
  100. Jack D says:
    @Charles Pewitt

    Prewitt’s descendants were so poor that they could no longer afford all 7 letters and were forced to sell one off. This also explains the existence of the Levry family name.

  101. @Anonymous

    Thx Steve for bringing up the conquest of Baja subtopic. Love this idea it’s totally doable.

    Agreed.

    Baja is an interesting case. Because there’s nothing there in the way of arable land, fresh water, there historically weren’t a lot of Mexicans there. But it has the Mediterranean climate like California. It simply requires white people to build an economy not directly based on the land, that then attracts people looking for a nice place to live.

    Baja California Sur is about West Virgina sized, but has less than half the population–770k. The northern state–Baja California–has quite a few more people (3m) but is still not wildly populated.

    The whole thing together is about the size of Florida, but with only a fifth of the population and almost twice the coastline, and a better climate!

    Given that there are more Mexicans now colonizing Los Angeles than in the entire Baja, seems only fair we should get Baja in return and colonize it for Americans.

    Make it a no income tax state … and i’m on board.

  102. Jack D says:
    @Dmitry

    Sochi is really too far south to be a good ski location – the slopes were melting during the Olympics. It’s hard to understand, given Russia’s vast northern reaches, why Putin wanted a ski resort at their southern extreme.

    • Replies: @Dmitry
  103. If we are into redrawing national borders, it would seem better just to declare Whistler Mountain in British Columbia to be American territory.

    If we’re redrawing national borders then the solution is not moving the boundary with Canada.

    Instead, the border should be eliminated because Canada is a fake country and “Canadian” is not a real nationality.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
  104. Art Deco says:

    Trump Recognizes Israel’s Right to a Ski Resort

    ?

    If we are into redrawing national borders,

    The borders of Syria and Lebanon were defined by Britain and France in 1920. Israel has held the Golan longer than any Syrian government did. They’ve held it in large measure because the Syrian government has never been willing to bargain with Israel over anything more elaborate than a truce.
    The gentile population of the Golan is, btw, largely Druze. Quite unlike Syria’s majority and quite unlike the camarilla which has ruled Syria since 1966.

  105. Dmitry says:
    @Jack D

    understand, given Russia’s vast northern reaches, why Putin

    You can go skiing in a lot of places, sure. For example, in a city like Ekaterinburg, the lift is $1 at Uktus, and there is snow into April. But the complex is nothing impressive or beautiful, you would want to visit for a vacation.

    On the other hand, Krasnaya Polyana (Sochi) also has plenty of snow to March. But the difference is that is a stunningly beautiful place, and there is a world class resort there.

    I have not been to Krasnaya Polyana personally, but everyone says it is now the equal of many famous Swiss resorts – at relatively lower prices. And it now has everything else tourists want as well.

    • Replies: @Dmitry
    , @Steve Sailer
  106. Dmitry says:
    @Dmitry

    Krasnaya Polyana personally, but everyone says it is now the equal of many famous Swiss resorts

    Israeli journalists discovered that this season, at the latest.

    See the tag, where Michal Ansky (the leader of Israeli gastronomy and lifestyle journalism) is skiing this year.

    She’s already made television programs about how Sochi is the best place to visit in the summer.

    View this post on Instagram

    White Night ⛷

    A post shared by Michal Ansky (@michalansky) on

  107. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @istevefan

    Remember the US invaded and defeated Mexico in 1846. But we choose to keep the territories that were sparsely populated. We did not want to annex Mexico proper, and thus bring into our midst an alien population.

    …….Which is why James K Polk was our last truly great President.

  108. @Dmitry

    Sochi is a little like Whistler in British Columbia: the ski slopes aren’t too far from the beautiful coastline, and the coastal city is about the warmest place in the country in winter.

    I imagine Putin and his pals decided to build up Sochi in case it ever becomes too legally hot for them to vacation out of the country in Switzerland or wherever.

    • Replies: @Dmitry
  109. Art Deco says:
    @Thorfinnsson

    Instead, the border should be eliminated because Canada is a fake country and “Canadian” is not a real nationality.

    Fake how? The land is there and the people are there. European settlement dates from the early 17th century in the eastern part of the St. Lawrence Seaway, from the late 18th c in the midsection of the St. Lawrence Seaway, from the early 19th c on the Pacific coast, and from the late 19th century in the steppe and mountain zone of the interior. They specifically declined to join the insurrection against British rule in 1775 and were a refuge for United Empire Loyalists after 1782. The sort of ersatz ‘multicultural’ pottage promoted by Pierre Trudeau is properly forgotten, but peel that away and each component of Canada has it’s culture and accomplishments.

    • Replies: @Jack D
  110. Dmitry says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Putin and his pals decided to build up Sochi in case it ever becomes too legally hot for them to vacation

    Lol yes this is probably quite accurate.

    And yet the result of his investment in renovating the winter ski resort at least, is a real enduring success, according to most visitors (Long term achievements of rulers, are often a result of their irresponsible, eccentrically motivated, luxury spending.)

    Although as a summer resort, Sochi probably won’t become fashionable at the elite, in the long term. Media and politicians promote that they vacation there in the summer, and cover their instagram with posts about Sochi. But there is only pebble beach, and too many ordinary people.

    Putin’s children have a vacation mansion in Biarritz (and also his ex-wife has another villa near there). Biarritz was probably perfect for the Putin family (at least until it became mainstream news).

    I’ve only been to Biarritz in the winter. But it is elegant,and has a historical atmosphere of past luxury, but it today seems very quiet, and (unlike more popular for Russians, French Riviera), it does not seem to have media and Ferraris everywhere.

    • Replies: @Jack D
  111. Jack D says:
    @Dmitry

    I think Putin sees himself as the new Tsar and so a place that was once a favorite of the old Tsar’s family (and European royalty in general) was seen as suitable.

    • Replies: @Dmitry
  112. Jack D says:
    @Art Deco

    each component of Canada has it’s culture and accomplishments

    Right but they don’t add up to a single national identity, or only a very weak one. And nowadays, given massive immigration, most Canadians don’t even have that. What is the connection between a Tamil in Toronto or a Chinese in Vancouver and a United Empire Loyalist or a Metis fur trapper? Canadians have certainly made progress in attempting to forge an identity as a nation and not just a British colony (while at the same time threading the needle of Quebec and French identity) but it is, and probably always will be, an unfinished work.

    To make things even more schizophrenic, a large part of Canadian identity (as you say, from the very beginning) is that is “not America” – it is defined in opposition to the US. BUT, at the same time, Canadian Anglos are a LOT like Americans. They speak the same language, they play baseball, the cars drive on the same side of the street and are the same cars, they eat the same food, the houses of any given vintage look like American houses of the same period, etc. Any culture that is defined by what you are NOT (even though you sorta are) is going to be weak sauce.

    My favorite signs in Canada are on small town older Chinese restaurants that advertise “Chinese-Canadian cuisine”. By this they mean exactly what we would call Chinese-American cuisine – chop suey and chow mein and eggrolls, etc. AFAIK, there are no uniquely Chinese-Canadian dishes (or if there are they are just gimmicks – maple tofu or something). They can’t say Chinese-American cuisine because they’re in Canada, but referring to “Canadian cuisine” (unless you mean some minor and recent regional trifles like Nanaimo Bars and poutine) is meaningless.

  113. Art Deco says:

    Right but they don’t add up to a single national identity, or only a very weak one.

    So what? Partition the country and you have two distinct societies.

    And nowadays, given massive immigration, most Canadians don’t even have that. What is the connection between a Tamil in Toronto or a Chinese in Vancouver and a United Empire Loyalist or a Metis fur trapper?

    About 12% of the population reported some Oriental or East Indian origin at the time of the most recent census.

    To make things even more schizophrenic, a large part of Canadian identity (as you say, from the very beginning) is that is “not America” – it is defined in opposition to the US.

    And how much of this is s function of purveyors of Trudeaupianism looking for chewing gum and twine to keep Quebec appended to Anglophone Canada?

    BUT, at the same time, Canadian Anglos are a LOT like Americans. They speak the same language, they play baseball, the cars drive on the same side of the street and are the same cars, they eat the same food, the houses of any given vintage look like American houses of the same period, etc. Any culture that is defined by what you are NOT (even though you sorta are) is going to be weak sauce.

    They speak the same language in the British Isles, the Antipodes, and the Caribbean; play baseball in the Hispanophone Caribbean and Japan; and drive on the right side of the road just about anywhere in the world outside of the British Isles.

    Here’s a hypothesis: Canada’s problem prior to 1965 was that its national story couldn’t be celebrated in a robust and unequivocal way in deference to Quebecois sensibilities. It retains that problem to which it added another after 1965 (in common with every other occidental country): it’s professional-managerial class is composed of a critical mass who despise its vernacular population and their unadorned loyalties.

    Canada’s story isn’t our story, and if you doubt me, listen to a couple of Civil War buffs going at it. For those of us who grew up in New England, the Rustbelt, the Northern Plains, and the Pacific Northwest, there is arguably a great deal of similarity at the level of material culture. Move the border to the south in 1783, and a story like Canada’s could have been our story. But it wasn’t.

    You haven’t been following the discussions in Karlin’s comboxes, where it’s widely asserted that the Ukraine is a ‘fake and gay’ country and properly conquered by Mother Russia (or, at least, properly relieved of about 1/2 of its territory and population). Their thesis is that eastern Ukranians are Russians held captive or Russians in rebellion, and western Ukrainians are bastardized Poles. Butt-hurt over White Russia’s detachment from Great Russia is another topic of complaint. There actually is a considerable (albeit declining) minority in White Russia who favor re-incorporation. In the Ukraine, it’s a proposition favored by a low-single-digit share of the population. Canada offends some of these people because it reminds them of the Ukraine. Whatshisname is a participant in those discussions.

    • Agree: Johann Ricke
    • Replies: @Desiderius
  114. @Art Deco

    Art,

    You’re really coming into your own. Your time here has been well spent.

  115. Dmitry says:
    @Jack D

    Putin won’t go there himself, Biarritz is just somewhere Putin’s children and ex-wife buy vacation houses. So it will be their choice, not his choice.

    Putin’s daughter owns this vacation house in Biarritz :

    And his ex-wife is building another villa near to Biarritz

    Apart from some crazy protesters, it’s probably nice.

  116. @Reg Cæsar

    There’s nothing remotely pretentious or cryptic about “Tom Sawyer” — it’s a straight ahead rock song about an adventurous rebel who doesn’t conform using an obvious example of the type.

    You had might as well claim Kiss’ “I Love It Loud” or Twisted Sister’s “We’re Not Gonna Take It” are “cryptic and pretentious.”

    If you argued, say, that The Fountain of Lamneth is a bit cryptic or pretentious, the guys from Rush would be the first to concede the point, which, ironically, demonstrates how little pretensions they actually have.

    East End?! That’s a pretty bog-standard example of the way any Jewish kid from Toronto’s suburbs who grew up around the same time sounds. Are you from London’s East End? Have you heard what people who are actually sound like? (Trick question: like those near Toronto, none of them speaks English anymore; no discussion of the matter is relevant in the present tense!)

    Here’s a pretty representative example of how uptight the guys in Rush are:

    They’re probably the least prone, despite being perhaps the most justified, to ever go on about how special and important anything they do is at the end of the day. They worked hard, took their jobs seriously, and enjoyed them, but they never fooled themselves into thinking they were pioneering oncologists or any such. They’re not Gordon Sumner or that idiot in U2 with the dopey nickname.

    Anyhow, they need no defence from
    me. They’ve done more, and better, and with a bigger impact, than either of us have or will — unless you actually are a pioneering oncologist…in which case, I salute you.

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