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  1. America has officially exceeded both the Chinese Cultural Revolution and the Weimar Republic.

    • Agree: journey80, Ben tillman
  2. I shot a man in Reno – had ‘neither mask nor vax badge on
    Now I’m stuck in federal prison, One 6, 2021.

    • LOL: bomag
    • Replies: @I, Libertine
  3. Wilkey says:

    I’m happy to honor RBG on the anniversary of her death because she was gracious enough to die in time for Trump to replace her.

    The best story about her was that one of her last requests was that she not be replaced until we had a new president. It proved once and for all that the woman had no real respect for, or understanding of, the Constitution. As if we didn’t know that already.

  4. Thomas says:

    It’s all the more ironic when you realize that “reproductive rights” are, in practice, nothing more than a privilege reserved to women (or “uterus-bearing persons,” or whatever) alone. If, in fact, the law treated the decision whether or not to have children as central to people’s well-being and dignity, it wouldn’t enthusiastically hunt down unwilling men and force them into nonconsensual parental relationships for 18 years. This is one area where “equality” and gender neutrality isn’t coming any time soon, and certainly not with any support from the ACLU.

    • Agree: Alexander Turok
    • Replies: @Old and Grumpy
    , @Alden
  5. This is for huminx, Hitler!

  6. Altai says:

    I believe the really politically-correct term is ‘people who menstruate’.

  7. Pixo says:

    Some subtle humor in the Bezos Post today:

    “I am getting so many calls from people asking why? What have Haitians ever done to America?”

    On Tuesday, about 200 Haitian Americans shut down a major thoroughfare in Miami

    • Replies: @bomag
    , @J.Ross
  8. Since anyone can be pregnant and give birth or have an abortion, i don’t see how there’s any issue of equal protection involved. We can kick the whole thing back to the states, where it–as well as everything else not specifically listed as a federal matter–belongs.

  9. @Wilkey

    It proved once and for all that the woman had no real respect for, or understanding of, the Constitution. As if we didn’t know that already.

    Her allegiance wasn’t to the Constitution, republicanism, federalism, self-government–any of that tedious Anglo-American stuff–nor even to America or Americans. Her allegiance was–unsurprisingly–to minoritarianism.

    • Replies: @Bill Jones
    , @Stan Adams
  10. Roger says: • Website

    This is a good change. While RBG regarded abortion as a women’s issue, I am glad to see the ACLU recognize that men and potential fathers should have a say in the matter.

    • LOL: ScarletNumber, TWS
  11. I certainly don’t agree with notorious RBG–on pretty much anything. It’s appalling that such a woman, openly in opposition to our Constitutional order and republican government was on our Supreme Court. But at least her original statement–while no excuse for dynamiting the Constitution–at least made some sort of sense. It’s at least an argument.

    I read the ACLU rewrite and just viscerally think “can’t these people to go away!”

    Really just do your clown show somewhere else. Separate nations!

    • Replies: @HammerJack
  12. Dumbo says:

    The quote doesn’t even make sense like this. The issue that the old witch alluded to was women’s rights, and their supposed lesser rights than men. But if “anyone” can become pregnant, then it’s not an issue of gender equality anymore. It’s just that people are denied the “right to kill fetuses” because, er, it’s not a right, and it’s not moral.

    I see that “pregnant people” formulation everywhere now, even in scientific and medical journals. It’s weird how this started to appear everywhere. I wonder, is there some sort of secret agreement, or some “order from above” that makes all institutions act in unison like this? “”OK, here’s the memo, everyone now must use ‘pregnant people’”. We saw this all the time with the Covid phenomenon, false things being repeatedly almost verbatim..

    P.S. ACLU “fighting for civil liberties” has always been a joke, but now it has become something out of Orwell, like the “Ministry of Love”.

    https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2021/09/why-aclu-supports-vaccine-mandates/619984/

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
  13. Dumbo says:

    Actually, based on the logic of “pregnant people”, perhaps now fathers should be able to kill fetuses too. Just thrust a knife into the woman’s belly. As long as it doesn’t kill the mother, and is done within the three months or whatever is allowed by law, then why not. It’s their child too, why shouldn’t they be able to murder it, just because it’s not inside their bodies? It’s just an accident that the woman and not the man got pregnant. It’s a lottery, says Science! Everyone can get pregnant. Even you.

    • Replies: @njguy73
  14. • Replies: @JohnnyWalker123
  15. @AnotherDad

    Really just do your clown show somewhere else. Separate nations!

    Yeah, but you had a really nice nation–a high-trust society with a full helping of natural wealth–and that’s the kind of nation they like best. You also had that Anglo-Saxon “sense of fair play” thing going on; protections for religions and minorities, and openness to foreigners. All of this is catnip, or if you like you can replace cat with a different three-letter word.

    • Replies: @Thea
  16. bomag says:
    @Pixo

    On Tuesday, about 200 Haitian Americans shut down a major thoroughfare in Miami

    That’s why we need to let even more in.

  17. Mike Tre says:

    Not sure the ACLU, or Steve, for that matter grasp the irony of that second sentence.

    Put your mask on and get vaccinated on the way to the abortion clinic, rube!

  18. J.Ross says:
    @Pixo

    If we actually had an immigration policy, even restrictionists would concede certain nationalities would probably be more likely to fit in and succeed (Nigerians, Phillipinos, etc), but especially the demonic trinity of Afghans, Somalis, and Haitians — devoid of accomplishment through their whole history, perpendicular to our culture, known to be abnormally low in intelligence, frequently reminding of their embrace of violent crime — are impossible to justify except in a Shining Path or Khmer Rouge level of political cultishness, where the Zeroeth Amendment is a priority which cannot be questioned. Afghan “allies” burdening that army base have already been arrested for standard Afghan behavior. Haitian “refugees” have already succeeded in commandeering a bus. Incontinent Joe wants more.

    • Replies: @Pixo
  19. Thoughts says:

    Australia Steve

    You have 0 relevance in 2021

  20. Anon[390] • Disclaimer says:

    OT

    Related to that mini-aircraft carrier that a sailor was charged with setting on fire, I ran across another such incident:

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/mar/15/uss-miami-military-submarine-fire-sentence

    A shipyard worker set fire to an entire nuclear sub in 2012 and it was a total loss. The guy set two fires two weeks apart, so he was obviously a pyro. He got 17 years in prison, plus a \$400 million fine.

  21. Elli says:

    Adults live with the consequences of their choices and actions. A man is held responsible for what happens when he decides to have sex or not, when he decides to where a condom or not.

    Under US law, his responsibility doesn’t start until and unless the consequence reaches legally defined personhood.

    Bill Clinton’s “safe, legal and rare” speech included a line about his daughter needing legal abortion because she wanted to design space stations. Engineers think about redundant safety systems but never mind. It sounded good.

  22. Steve, I feel like a complete and absolute cunt, I often have a go at you when all I’m trying to do is get people to see that everything we believe is being constantly inverted to destroy our psychological and spiritual strength.

    I don’t mean to turn this outward pressure inward and blame you for the ills of my age, but I can see I often do.

    I profoundly regret, that.

    May I offer up this song by way of massive apology?

  23. El Dato says:

    Why exactly is “the fight to protect abortion access more urgent than ever”?

    Is it because of all the trans-on-female rape?

    Or is it because of the increasing prevalance of bad genetic outcomes leading to trisomy 21 or whatnot.

    And a “champion for abortion” would probably work in Dachau or some of those progressive places with a name like “Rudolf Best”.

    • Replies: @kaganovitch
    , @Alden
  24. Anon[358] • Disclaimer says:

    Not surprising about the ACLU. Used to be that I could accept the ACLU even if I usually didn’t agree with them since I’m mostly Libertarian, and their stated principles were not outright left or right, even their support mostly went for policies that were towards the left. But with Trump (maybe some before) ACLU has become just another hard left group going against their stated principles to take the hard left line. Didn’t read it but saw they have a statement recently why they are supporting vaccine mandates.

    Now when we get their requests for donation mailers I trash them before my wife has a chance to see them and contribute.

  25. Ruth Bader Ginsburg is not dead. Like Emmett Till, she is the gift that keeps on giving.

    Am I the only one who finds it ironic that progressives, who demand we give up our past, cling so strongly to theirs?

  26. Dr. X says:

    Xer body, xer choice… until it’s time for the vaccine, anyway.

  27. Wilkey says:

    We’ve already been told by the Left, for decades, that there is no psychological difference between men and women. Women want the same things as men, should desire the same careers as men, etc. We are now being told that there is no biological difference between men and women.

    The result is that the Left is arguing over words that now mean absolutely nothing – as in literally nothing. A man must be called a woman if he says he’s a woman. He doesn’t need to change his chromosomes (as if that were possible), he doesn’t need hormone treatment, he doesn’t need to chop off his balls, he doesn’t need to be attracted to men*, he doesn’t need to wear women’s clothes. There is literally no requirement for a man to say that he’s actually a woman apart from saying that in his mind he feels that he is actually a woman. And nevermind that to the extent that might even be possible, it relies on a belief in gender stereotypes that the Left has rejected for decades.

    I am a man. I know I am a man because, and only because l, I have the primary and secondary sex characteristics of that half of the human species which we refer to as men. I have absolutely no idea what it “feels like” to be a man of a woman. I only know what it feels like to be me. If I have actually felt a woman all these years I wouldn’t have a clue.

    * Of course if you say that a man who is attracted to men is actually a woman, then you are a homophobe. Most gay men still insist that they are men.

  28. @Wilkey

    I partially disagree. RGB had a very good understanding of the Constitution; she just didn’t care. She was loyal to her people and worked to help them. She had no love or loyalty to heritage Americans and worked to undermine them.

    We should adopt a similar strategy for our people. Time to put away childish ideas like loyalty based on a piece of paper.

  29. @Thomas

    So true. Wonder if the ACLU would be alright with birthing sperm donors now asserting their abortion rights regardless of what the birthing person does. Sort of a simple giving up rights. Seems fair under their new logic.

  30. Wilkey says:

    From AP News this morning:

    “Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said the temporary protections were limited to those residing in the U.S. before July 29 — but that condition was often missing in posts, leading Haitians outside the United States to believe they, too, were eligible.”

    As I speculated yesterday, the flood of Haitians we are now getting is a direct result of the extension of Temporary Protected Status to Haitians back in May, just after the earthquake. While it was only intended to apply to Haitians already here, Haitians are either a) not smart enough to understand that, b) smart enough to know that we won’t kick them out, anyway.

    There is nothing “temporary” about Temporary Protected Status. It is almost never, if ever, revoked. The temporary migrants are never sent home. And it’s hard to do so anyway in a country that practices a policy of birthright citizenship.

    • Replies: @Jack D
  31. Anon[123] • Disclaimer says:

    OT

    Missing White Woman Syndrome

    News Media Can’t Shake ‘Missing White Woman Syndrome,’ Critics Say

    Major outlets have highlighted the case of Gabrielle Petito while often ignoring stories about women of color who go missing.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/22/business/media/gabby-petito-missing-white-woman-syndrome.html

    What do they propose doing about this “problem”?

    And can we think of other incidents that have disproportionate coverage? Emmett Till? Any black criminal or arrest resister shot by a cop of any race relative to people of white color shootings? Karen/Becky incidents relative to chip-on-the-shoulder black woman incidents or violence?

  32. The lionization of such a lesser intellectual/person/power as RBG brings to mind something odd I’ve noticed: how history tends to find less instances that become more celebrated than the big ones.

    For example, the Battle of Thermopylae is far better known and celebrated than the Battle of Salamis or the Battle of Plataea, both of which were far more important.

    Or how Jews celebrate Purim with a ferocity, which celebrates the Jews not being killed by the Persians/Haman. And yet other great oppressing nations that sought to kill them with a lot more intent and alacrity get lesser mention, even when the Jews won.

    RBG may be one of those instances where she gets poofed out all beyond importance while other leftist legal intellectuals get shoved down.

    • Replies: @El Dato
  33. From the prominent alterations in the quote, it’s obvious that the ACLU chose it not to communicate RBG’s message about abortion, but to drive home that “men” can be pregnant.

    RBG has been served notice that she’s now on the wrong side of history.

    • Replies: @Mr. Peabody
  34. El Dato says:

    OT: iSteve content spotted

    New BET movie ‘Karen’ is 2021’s most rabidly racist film, as it tries to make hating white women culturally cool

    (BET is the “Black Entertainment Television” aka. “Urban Market” TV, I wonder who could be behind all of that.)

    [MORE]

    ‘Karen’ tells the story of Malik and Imani, a young black couple who move into a mostly white suburb of Atlanta. The titular character is their white racist neighbor Karen Drexler, who’s like the creature from the white lagoon, as menacing music accompanies her every appearance on screen.

    The movie opens with a shot from above of “Black Lives Matter” written in chalk on a street, and then Karen comes and dumps water on it and starts frantically scrubbing it out. Subtle.

    If that didn’t clue you in that Karen REALLY hates black people, the pictures of Confederate soldiers on her bathroom walls, as well as her Confederate flag soap dispenser – I kid you not – should do the trick.

    Karen is a widow and stay-at-home mom to two children – a teenage boy and a third-grade girl. Somehow, neither of her children is racist; in fact, her third-grade daughter is so not-racist she has a black boyfriend named Kobe. And, no, I’m not making any of this up.

    Speaking of cringe, Malik and Imani are having fertility issues, which may be linked to Imani’s reluctance to “bring a baby into this messed up racist world” with its “pandemics, police killing us and racism.” I was surprised to see that MSNBC didn’t get a screenwriting credit.

    Trying to point out the outrageous sins of this asinine movie is like handing out speeding tickets at the Indy 500, but the turn the film takes in its final scenes is particularly egregious to the point of being insulting.

    After all the flaccid drama, the movie ends with Ben Crump, the real-life lawyer for the family of George Floyd, giving a press conference with Malik and Imani standing next to him, while accompanied by a trumpet player on the stage performing ‘America the Beautiful’. I kid you not.

    • LOL: S. Anonyia
  35. El Dato says:

    ACLU not about to go out of business as there is evidence that the whole universe apparently disproportionately affects blacks

  36. Jack D says:
    @Wilkey

    File the “last request” under “Things that Didn’t Happen”. Ginsburg, whatever you might think of her politics, was an extremely intelligent woman (super smart: top of her class in law school at Harvard and Columbia – this is no small thing). Do you really think that she actually expected Trump and McConnell to heed her “last wish”? She would have chuckled at this.

    This was just kayfabe for the rubes that Schumer or some Democrat staffer invented in order to stir the hearts of the Democrat female base. That dastardly Trump who would not heed the wish of a dying woman! Further proof, as if any was needed, of Trump’s EEVIL nature.

    The one area where Ginsburg’s brain failed her was not having an understanding of her own mortality. Perhaps her “wish” that she not be replaced was really a wistful expression of regret at her realization that she had royally screwed up by overestimating her sell-by date and not resigning while Obama could have replaced her. But she would not have had any realistic expectation that Trump and McConnell were going to fix her screw-up by “respecting her last wish”.

  37. J.Ross says:

    At the same time that “Biden” allegedly calls for dishonorable discharges for active duty military who don’t want to die of a heart attack, we are seeing shootings on bases (many nonlethal). Meade, earlier Polk, a few weeks ago it was Patterson. The journalists are calling these shootings “gangland.” This can mean only one thing. We must eliminate white people from our military, and here “white people” includes the ghost of Al Capone.

  38. Jack D says:

    Orwell got it right. In the future, all books are going to have to be rewritten using the new gender neutral pronouns with brackets around them. The Bible, Shakespeare, everything. It will be glorious!

    The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

    [They] maketh me to lie down in green pastures: [they] leadeth me beside the still waters.

    [They] restoreth my soul: [They] leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for [their] name’s sake.

  39. J.Ross says:
    @Jack D

    >things that didn’t happen
    Okay.

  40. Barnard says:
    @Jack D

    Ginsburg really enjoyed having the crazy woman fan base. She did nothing to discourage them while she was alive. I could easily see her allowing this to go forward knowing it would rile them up and encourage them to continue obsessing over politics. She knew the “last wish” wasn’t going to be respected but made it anyway for her cult following.

  41. Jack D says:
    @Wilkey

    the flood of Haitians we are now getting is a direct result of the extension of Temporary Protected Status to Haitians back in May, just after the earthquake.

    Who could have possibly foreseen this? It’s impossible to think that Haitians would have seen this extension as a signal that the Biden Administration had a different attitude toward immigration and that undocumented Haitians were now welcome in the US. Impossible I tell you.

    Biden is really caught in a vice between Leftist activists and the American people. Whatever he does now is wrong – if he whips the Haitians back across the border, that’s racist and if he doesn’t he loses control of the border (even more) and the Camp of the Haitian Saints becomes a Republican campaign poster. Two, three, a thousand Willie Hortons.

    The Leftists are going to lead the Democrats over a cliff in the next election. There hasn’t been enough demographic change (yet) to make their idiotic ideas popular. The Leftists are right – Americans ARE racist. A million more Latinos – well, OK, they work hard and they don’t cause much trouble. But a million more Haitians – no thank you. Not even the Dominicans like them.

    A lot can change between now and November 2022 but as of now it’s really looking grim. Whatever radical change Biden wants to impose, he better hurry up and do it now, but it doesn’t seem like he has the votes to do that even now.

    • Agree: Johann Ricke
    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
    , @Currahee
    , @jsm
  42. @JohnnyWalker123

  43. Anon[497] • Disclaimer says:

    Can someone explain how I would benefit from banning abortion? I’ve never understood it.

    • Replies: @S. Anonyia
  44. The decision of whether or not to:

    • take a Covid shot
    • wear a motorcycle helmet
    • go to school
    • participate in FICA
    • on and on

    is central to a person’s life, their well-being and dignity. When the government controls that decision ..

    I don’t care about abortion. (If anything, I could be persuaded that infanticide, up to three months, should be decriminalized.) Still, I strongly oppose the government policy that allows a pregnant person to get an abortion. No matter whether that person’s:

    • condition resulted from rape or incest.
    • de-pregnancy could be performed within the first trimester.
    • health depended on it.

    Keep leftists/femnizts consumed with their #1 issue.

  45. The word “rewrite” has a devious connotation, the term should be “fortify”. We could play a game by fortifying historical quotes, for example:
    “Unless we do something about this, my children are going to grow up in a [unsafe and non-inclusive enviroment], the [unsafe and non-inclusive enviroment] being a [socially constructed unsafe and non-inclusive enviroment] with tensions having built so high that it is going to explode at some point. We have got to make some move on this.”

  46. The radical feminists who say the whole trans thing is anti-woman have a point. F to Ms reject womanhood in favor of Ken doll dickless neutrality. M to F creates MMA fighters who knock women out legally for pay.

    • Replies: @Professional Slav
  47. Dennis Dale says: • Website

    Am I the only one who notices how stupid the original reasoning is? By this logic expecting a mother to take reasonable care of a born child is infantilizing her. It only works if you think motherhood a trivial or indifferent thing.

  48. SafeNow says:

    A commenter notes Ruth’s law-school achievements. This actually means that Ruth was very proficient in the ability to read a line of cases closely. Law-school smarts is not the same as Scotus ability. That UC Davis professor who is the top expert at ranking the intellect of Presidents rated Jimmy Carter as number 6, but that intellect did not translate. The border collie is the smartest dog, but if you have one around the house, you would sometimes be lamenting what it means to be a dog.

  49. People Who Have Abortions should always have the right to choose, unless they want charter schools.

    • Replies: @stillCARealist
  50. So the government cannot control whether I have a child but can control what is injected into my body. Hhhmmmmm. Makes sensed to me.

    • Replies: @Alden
  51. @Ghost of Bull Moose

    That woman accepted the fight fully knowing what she is up against. I welcome trannies dominating sports, imagine the mental gymnastics and the hilarity.

    • Replies: @Sick 'n Tired
  52. Ralph L says:
    @Jack D

    not resigning while Obama could have replaced her

    She wanted the first female president and second smartest uterus ever to name her successor.

  53. @Jack D

    File the “last request” under “Things that Didn’t Happen”. Ginsburg, whatever you might think of her politics, was an extremely intelligent woman (super smart: top of her class in law school at Harvard and Columbia – this is no small thing). Do you really think that she actually expected Trump and McConnell to heed her “last wish”? She would have chuckled at this.

    It actually has the ring of truth to me even if the entire telephone-game chain of witnesses to the statement, including the woman’s granddaughter, has no credibility and every incentive to invent such a lie.

    I really do think that there is a substantial portion of the American left who think that everyone in the opposition is insincere and secretly holds the left’s moral framework, so moral pressure by the left can yield forfeits. (In her defense, we see this happen all the time). Making such a request would also be a way to unburden herself for her political miscalculation in her final moments before her inevitable descent into an eternal lake of fire. In contrast, I believe that had her last words have been “I am sorry for all of the babies that I’ve ordered to their murder . . . I repent and beg Christ’s forgiveness” we never would have heard a peep about that.

    Ginsburg strikes me as an overly conscientious, Type-A grinder more than a great mind. None of what she’s done – i.e., choreographing test cases, and making political pronouncements from whole cloth while insisting that they are somehow compelled by law – requires a superior intellect. Her prose didn’t really grab the reader either.

    There is a fun game that I like to play. When you see some annoying self-regaded elite class white woman out somewhere who sports notorious RBG paraphernalia (shirts, bags, icons, golden jabot jewelry) ask her what she thinks Ginsburg’s most impactful majority opinion was.* Enjoy the blank stares, the fractured status, and incoherent stuttering. Then you will know that there is a whole portion of our society which venerates a dead woman whose sole claim to import was her written product, but a vanishingly small fragment of that portion of society has bothered to read any of it.

    * I credit Ginsburg’s majority opinion in Marshall v. Marshall as a competent, workmanlike exercise in elucidating the probate exception and defining its outer limits. Even I, who disliked the woman intensely, have a better ready answer than her worshipers.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    , @ScarletNumber
  54. • Replies: @kaganovitch
    , @El Dato
  55. @AnotherDad

    Here’s what passes for black in the fantasy world of Ginsberg.
    https://vdare.com/posts/just-how-black-was-rbg-s-one-black-clerk

    Basically Sailer after a day or so out of the (literal) closet.

  56. Ed Muskie referred to the ACLU as the “American Criminal Lover’s Union” for good reason.

  57. @Jack D

    Biden, and Trump before him really should have long since called for a major summit of all the nations covered by the Monroe Doctrine to discuss how to deal with economic migrants and refugees within the hemisphere.

    The problem is that other nations are dealing with their own problems and the US is not providing leadership.

    For example, for a long time Haitians were able to arrive in Ecuador without visas, and then apply for residency in South America from on the ground, rather than prior to departure. So Haitians were treated exactly the same as people from any other country.

    But recently that has changed.

    On Saturday May 15, 2021 the Ecuadorian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that Ecuador has established visa requirements before entering Ecuadorian territory for 5 new countries Haiti, the Republic of Congo , Mali, Côte d’Ivoire and Myanmar and that regulation comes into force from Monday, May 17, 2021.

    The number of countries requiring a visa for its citizens to visit Ecuador now stands at 34 : Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Cameroon, North Korea, Ivory Coast, Cuba, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Philippines, Gambia , Ghana, Guinea, Haiti, India, Iraq, Iran, Kenya, Libya, Mali, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Senegal, Syria, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Venezuela, Vietnam.

    https://www.haitilibre.com/en/new-33741-haiti-politic-ecuador-now-requires-a-visa-for-haitians.html

    [MORE]

    Back to the Wall Street Journal

    More than 9 in 10 of the migrants from other countries come from just six Latin American nations: Ecuador, Brazil, Haiti, Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela.

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/latin-american-migration-once-limited-to-a-few-countries-turns-into-a-mass-exodus-11632323297

    Struggling to put food on the table after the pandemic closed her small coffee business, Mayra Aguilar sold her car and left her home in Ecuador’s southern Andes last month, hoping for a better life in the United States.

    Ms. Aguilar and her 4-year-old son crossed the Rio Grande and turned themselves over to the U.S. Border Patrol, believing they would be welcomed after her smuggler said the border was open for migrants. Instead, they were apprehended and sent back to Mexico, leaving the single mother broke and depressed, living in a shelter in this violent border city filled with other migrants.

    “I was cheated. I thought I would be able to stay in the U.S., but it was a total lie,” said Ms. Aguilar.

    The number of Ecuadorean migrants encountered by U.S. border officials since last October hit 88,342 through August, compared with 13,000 in the 2019 fiscal year and just 1,495 in 2018.

    Latin America and the Caribbean as a whole suffered the world’s steepest economic contraction last year, and the region’s biggest decline since the Great Depression, according to the International Monetary Fund. The pandemic cost some 26 million jobs.

    “After the pandemic, what we are now seeing is like a pressure cooker in which the valve has exploded,” said Enrique Vidal, coordinator of Fray Matías de Córdoba Human Rights Center, a pro-migrant nonprofit in Mexico. “It’s a humanitarian drama.”

    So it is nice to know that countries like Ecuador are trying to help out the US by staunching the flow of hungry Haitian migrants who may end up heading north to the impoverished United States where millions are already starving due to the Covid-19 epidemic which has affected the US even worse than the rest of the world.

    Meanwhile, Ecuador is suffering from problems of its own with large-scale massacres in its prisons three times already this year, and the recent attack on a major prison in Guayaquil by drones bearing bombs.

    Most likely the perpetrators are narco-traffickers who are angry for the government for attempting to control its airspace and interdict drug-smuggling planes.

    https://www.tellerreport.com/news/2021-09-14-prison-attacked-by-drones-in-ecuador.BJXos99pMK.html

    Ecuador is also losing population in economically deprived areas as potential workers who have heard that the Biden administration is spending trillions on infrastructure and that the US is short of healthy workers are willing to offer their services and are offered credit for travel packages offered by travel agencies (coyotes) who offer to get them into the United States, where they can pay later, on the understanding that their family members in Ecuador will be held as security against the debt.

    https://nypost.com/2021/09/06/coyotes-flood-us-border-with-ecuadorians/

    From an evolutionary point of view, many people in many countries affected by the post Covid-19 economic collapse probably feel that their children have the best chance of survival if they can be got into the US where it is rumored that there is free schooling up to the age of 18 and even free meals every day at the school–quelle luxe!

  58. @Dennis Dale

    Am I the only one who notices how stupid the original reasoning is? By this logic expecting a mother to take reasonable care of a born child is infantilizing her. It only works if you think motherhood a trivial or indifferent thing.

    It’s not reasoning. It’s bad judicial poetry to mask a raw usurpation of political power from States and elected branches of government in order to upend the organic bonds of society and posit in their place an alien culture of atomized individual producer-consumers.

    Of course, some might argue that it’s the case that treating women as hapless twits who can’t comprehend the causal link between intercourse and pregnancy, and thereafter bending law, morality and nature to offer them an extravagant do-over is a supreme act of infantilization.

  59. @Jack D

    “The one area where Ginsburg’s brain failed her was not having an understanding of her own mortality.”

    As has been pointed out here by various authors, while a Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, or really anyone with a religion, is concerned for their postmortem fate, the Jew is unique in only caring for, or even believing in, the material world. The Jew’s immortality is in their race. As long as Jews and Catholics run the court, RBG will sleep soundly in the bosom of Abraham.

    Of course, anyone with a mentality over age 12 or so can point out that the “immortality” of the race is only figurative; as young Woody Allen realized in Annie Hall (“What’s the point” he whines, if everything will explode in a billion or so years?). This is no doubt why they are so obsessed with climate change, transhumanism, etc.

    • Disagree: Abolish_public_education
    • Replies: @Alexander Turok
  60. @AnotherDad

    In the end, her only real allegiance was to her own vanity. If she’d been a genuine true believer, she would have retired during Obama’s tenure. But, no, she had to cling to her seat of power until the bitter end.

    Leftist tears taste so salty and sweet.

    • Replies: @Muggles
  61. @Dennis Dale

    The blue tribe has always thought of mother as a job that should be done, if at all, by unskilled workers and immigrants. Still, the effect of legal abortion is eugenic even if much of its support is driven by a pro-dysgenic ideology.

  62. Abe says:
    @Jack D

    A

    The one area where Ginsburg’s brain failed her was not having an understanding of her own mortality. Perhaps her “wish” that she not be replaced was really a wistful expression of regret at her realization that she had royally screwed up by overestimating her sell-by date and not resigning while Obama could have replaced her.

    Ginsburg obviously wanted Hillary to midwife her successor (a woman handing the reins of power to a womyn stepping in to replace another womb-an) and- being in the monthly flow of DC insider political information- understood Clinton to be the maxi-mally likely candidate to follow Obama, whatever one may think of her padded qualifications. And then when Trump began what to many smart people seemed like a purely gimmick candidacy, I’m sure she assumed the 4th Estate would put a tamp on his rising poll numbers. Unfortunately life didn’t work out that way, feting us to the spectacle of delicious Democrat tears on Election Night.

    [MORE]

    And, uh yeah- vagina.

    • Replies: @Jack D
  63. Jack D says:
    @Abe

    The time for Ginsburg to resign (the time that she was pressured by Obama and the Left to resign) was in 2014, at which point Trump was not on anyone’s horizon. The feeling (correct) was that the Dems were going to get beaten in the mid terms so this was their best opportunity.

    Ginburg’s response to this at the time was that, given the ability to filibuster, anyone that Obama nominated who could actually be confirmed by the Senate would be much less liberal than she was so that the Dems were better off keeping her. This was a clever response but it proved to be short term thinking – whoever her “moderate” replacement was, she would have been lots more liberal than Coney Barrett. But Ginsburg did provide 6 more years of good service to the liberal cause so she was not entirely wrong.

    • Agree: Johann Ricke
    • Replies: @Alden
  64. Currahee says:
    @Jack D

    “The Leftists are going to lead the Democrats over a cliff in the next election.”
    To be replaced by whom? The Chamber of Commerce, Conservatism, Inc. cucks?

  65. jsm says:
    @Jack D

    Camp of the Haitian Saints becomes a Republican campaign poster.

    You jest. The Republicans will do no such thing. That would be racist, and everybody knows, the Dims are the Real Racists.

  66. @Neil Templeton

    You know what’s always bothered me about the story of this guy stuck at Folsom Prison?

    If he shot the man in Nevada, for whatever motive, why is he serving his sentence in California?

    That’s what.

  67. Wilkey says:
    @Jack D

    “File the “last request” under “Things that Didn’t Happen”. Ginsburg, whatever you might think of her politics….”

    I think it happened. It was supposedly her granddaughter who reported the statement, not Chuck Schumer. I doubt she expected it to be honored, but when you’re within days of dying your expectations aren’t always reasonable.

    Ginsburg was already 81-years-old and had faced cancer at least twice, including pancreatic cancer, when they pleaded with her in 2014 to retire so that a Democrat could replace her. Clearly by that point, a full six years before her death, she was already unreasonable, however high her IQ may have been in her prime.

    Perhaps her refusal to retire at that point was based on some sort of idealistic notion, rather than just bitterly clinging to power and/or hoping in the pointless symbolism of being replaced by a female president. I doubt it.

    Either way, I thank her for holding out so long that a Republican got to replace her.

    • Agree: Waylon Sisko
  68. @Jack D

    I think it’s amazing — and amusing if it weren’t so serious — how many leftist Christians profess to believe in the God of the Bible but refuse to stick to His preferred pronouns.

  69. Mike Tre says:
    @Jack D

    Ahh Jack and his tribal loyalty. So cute!

  70. Jack D says:
    @Wilkey

    Clearly by that point, a full six years before her death, she was already unreasonable, however high her IQ may have been in her prime.

    While it turned out to be a bad decision in the long run and was obviously colored by her self interest, at the time Ginsburg made a somewhat reasonable (and high IQ) argument that liberal Democrats were better off keeping her rather than any plausible nominee who could have actually been confirmed by the Senate given the filibuster rule then in effect. It wasn’t the right call but it wasn’t a bad or dumb argument.

    The missing element in her argument was for HOW LONG would she be the superior liberal champion (in the event, 6 years) and would this outweigh any future damage caused by her replacement? I think she had some inkling of her mortality and wasn’t necessarily expecting to live to 2021 (although in the end she only fell a few months short). Dems are always optimistic that the US as a whole is going to tip like California and become permanently blue so that she probably felt that there was at least a good chance that another Dem would be elected in 2016 and that the situation in Congress would be better by then. Maybe as others said, it was her dream that her replacement would not only be a woman and a liberal but that a liberal woman President would be the one to nominate her.

    • Replies: @Pixo
  71. @El Dato

    Why exactly is “the fight to protect abortion access more urgent than ever”?

    Because there is a “conservative’ Supreme court majority , of course.

  72. PSR says:

    You just have to love the irony – in the Clownworld we call 2021 an organization with ‘civil liberties’ in its name posthumously censors a leftist icon.

  73. @JohnnyWalker123

    Personal ads work.

    They worked for the late Jeffrey Epstein, at least.

  74. @I, Libertine

    You know what’s always bothered me about the story of this guy stuck at Folsom Prison?

    If he shot the man in Nevada, for whatever motive, why is he serving his sentence in California?

    Cash was asked about that when it came out. His answer? “Poetic license.”

    • Thanks: I, Libertine
    • Replies: @James B. Shearer
  75. Muggles says:
    @Stan Adams

    Leftist tears taste so salty and sweet.

    RBG’s status of commie cult leader is about on par with the late unlamented Leon Trotsky.

    While alive RBG was a leftist icon. However immediately on death, and out of political power, she was viciously attacked by the Prog Dem left wing for not resigning soon enough to avoid a Trumpian replacement. She was vilified by the young brainless neo feminist commies who days before her timely death considered her a saint.

    Now in good Communist fashion even the corrupt fake civil liberties group the ACLU is “rewriting” her views to conform to the current Party Line.

    So the Comrades can replace what she actually said with things the current Party Line wants her to “say” in the past. You know, change history.

    The final step with be the cancelling and censorship of “known R B Ginsburgists” in various legal positions. She failed to die in a useful fashion and her actual words now conflict with the Party grammar and word usage. You could almost say she was a secret “wrecker” of Wokism, all of this Ginsburgism.

    “Let the Purges begin!”

  76. A man can get pregnant only in the National Enquirer, or in Hollywood. The progeny will most likely be an reptilian alien, delivered via the anus, or by bursting out of the abdomen.

    A woman identifying as a “man” then getting pregnant, a major whoops. It’s body didn’t get the memo.

    Being male or female is not at all similar to having an inny or outy belly button. Major plumbing changes exist between the sexes.

    A doctor doesn’t “choose” the sex at birth, they report the physical facts.

    “Mind over Matter” in the extreme.

  77. Thea says:
    @HammerJack

    Yeah, but you had a really nice nation–a high-trust society with a full helping of natural wealth–and that’s the kind of nation they like best.

    Once a society reaches a certain high level of development it will inevitably destroyed by a force from within or without? Makes sense, the old US as Icarus. It was too good to be true. I think Toynbee or Spengler would agree.

  78. @Anon

    You won’t, it’s just a wedge issue both sides use to energize politically oblivious types. Legacy media loves drumming up the abortion “debate,” it reminds them of the good ole days in the 90s and 2000s.

  79. El Dato says:
    @R.G. Camara

    Jews celebrate Purim with a ferocity, which celebrates the Jews not being killed by the Persians/Haman.

    Actually it seems the celebration is about having performed a bloodbath , not about having been saved from a bloodbath. It’s a traditional Hitler fiesta, as I understand:

    Purim and Genocidal Phantasies

    Why Purim?

    Like any legacy stretching from the Ancient World through the Middle Ages to Modern Times, Judaism is a multifaceted culture: it can be universal as well as nationalist; egalitarian as well as racist; liberal, even revolutionary as well as ultra-conservative – all these messages can be found in it. Among other things, Purim, however, has always reflected deep genocidal phantasies of revenge. The Book of Esther, the textual basis for this holiday, tells the story of the miraculous saving of the Jews of Persia from their enemies, most notably the evil Haman. It ends with the hanging of Haman by the Persian King. Consequently, the Jews take revenge and kill Haman’s ten sons, murder several hundreds of non-Jews in the capital Susa, and then massacre seventy-five thousand non-Jews all over Persia. That’s how the Book of Esther ends. The (probably non-existent) historical foundations of these events are irrelevant: it’s the myth and the memory that matter.

    The genocidal roots of Purim go even deeper: Haman, as the short Book of Esther repeatedly stresses, is an “Agagite”, that is, an offspring of Agag. Agag was the King of the ancient Amalekites, the archetypal enemy of the Jews, on which the Bible commands to inflict genocide: “you shall blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven; do not forget” (Deuteronomy 25,19). When King Saul sins by sparing King Agag’s life, God regrets He had made him king of Israel, and Prophet Samuel “hews Agag in pieces before the Lord” (I Samuel 15,33).

    These are not just idle interpretations for the learned or deep secrets known to the few; it’s all anchored in the liturgical practice of Purim. While the public reading of the Book of Esther is at the heart of the holiday itself, the Torah-text on blotting out Amalek is read in synagogue on the “Sabbath of Remembrance”, the last Saturday before Purim.Once the Arabs are seen as Haman/Amalek, Purim turns into a carneval of incitement against them.

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  80. El Dato says:
    @JohnnyWalker123

    She looks nice but what’s going on?

  81. @Jack D

    The one area where Ginsburg’s brain failed her was not having an understanding of her own mortality.

    Arrogance.

    Not rocket science why she did not quit. She thinks she’s a gift to the rest of us. She likes the attention and power. And … she wanted “the first woman President” to name her–presumably female–successor.

    Arrogance has always been a thing among elites. Certain people just prone to it. But it has really become extreme among America’s elite, as they openly disdain the American people and our republican institutions.

    And the judicial system just seems to breed this extreme arrogance. Maybe the whole “your honor” nonsense and in the federal system the life tenure and the increasing power to whack legislators, other elected officials and the people themselves on the head–“You’re wrong sucker … i say it’s X”. The peak of this the Supreme Court, where they deign to sit in judgment of the entire republican apparatus; and we get these quack-a-doodle–sometimes wrapped with cartoon philosophy– pronouncements from on high, that all the great and good pay attention to and often swoon over.

    A solid Constitutional reform would be some steps to de-royalize the Supreme Court. Lots of approaches but the basic outline would seem to be:
    — short terms, then return to district level
    — more positions
    — random assignment of cases
    — specific citing requirements for overturning legislation or executive action;
    — specified duty of Congress to impeach judges who go against the Constitution or legislate

    Probably some more stuff that’s not popping into my head.

  82. @Jack D

    That should be “The [Deity] is my [sheep keeper]. I shall not want.”

    Wokeness isn’t easy.

  83. Dennis Dale says: • Website
    @Wilkey

    She was nearly megalomaniacal, and went to her grave never missing the chance to boast about how hard it was on her in law school. Absolutely nothing added to legal thought–see the ACLU-doctored quote and her insane ruling desegregating California prisons. Too smart to make the demand? Puh-leeze. She’s just the sort to do it–“smart” has nothing to do with it.

    And it’s one giant turd of a precedent (you think this legal giant would consider precedent, even here) to foist on us–imagine Trump caving in to it; why would the next phony legal legend to go out in his robes be denied his say in who replaces him?

    She was a disaster.

    • Replies: @Alden
  84. @Reg Cæsar

    “Cash was asked about that when it came out. His answer? “Poetic license.””

    Well it could be that he is serving time for a different crime in California.

  85. @James J O'Meara

    Focusing on advancing an ethnic group rather than a God makes sense because ethnic groups exist and Gods don’t.

    I’d tell a different story: of humans gradually coming to realize that these Gods don’t exist and this occurring at different rates depending on national IQ. In some places like Estonia and Japan the process is nearly complete. Among the Jews outside Israel, it’s quite advanced. In the White West, it’s at 25%-50%. In India and the Arab world, with national IQs measuring around 85, it’s still stuck in the coffee salon stage at ~5%.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  86. @Professional Slav

    South Park summed it up perfectly a few years ago.

  87. Former presidential hopeful Julián Castro agrees that men who imagine they are women are entitled to abortions too.

    About a half-hour into Wednesday night’s Democratic debate, Julián Castro was asked whether his health care plan would cover abortion. “Yes, it would,” Castro said. “I don’t believe only in reproductive freedom. I believe in reproductive justice. And, you know, what that means is that just because a woman — or let’s also not forget someone in the trans community, a trans female — is poor, doesn’t mean they shouldn’t have the right to exercise that right to choose. And so I absolutely would cover the right to have an abortion.”

    C’mon, man, it’s not that hard to remember. “Trans” means fake, so a “trans female” is a fake female.

  88. Alden says:
    @Thomas

    So Thomas, how many bastard kids on welfare supported by the taxpayers do you have? The legal history of child support ( by both parents) for the last few thousand years has two major purposes

    1 Parents, not the state via the taxpayers must support their own children.

    2. It is very very very wrong for a society to force parents who work and support their own children to be forced to support other people’s bastards.

    Black and Hispanic men produce most of America’s bastards on welfare. White men support their own children and also pay the taxes that support black and brown men’s abandoned bastards.

    Obviously you betray your own race and are in total solidarity with the black and brown bastard on welfare producing welfare class.

    • Troll: Thomas
    • Replies: @Thomas
  89. Alden says:
    @Dennis Dale

    RBG was a typical Ellis Island granddaughter communist revolutionary goyim hating Jew.

    That’s all.

    • Agree: GeneralRipper
  90. Alden says:
    @El Dato

    It’s for fund raising purposes it’s fear mongering. It’s creating a big bad mythical bogey man that can only be defeated by sending money to feminazi and pro abortion non profit organizations LOL.

    It’s the most common way of raising funds. Thousands of Jews make 200K plus a year from gullible Jews fearing another holocaust. Plus company cars company credit cards company phones company lap tops. Teachers union does it. Global warming NGOs do it. Save the children whales weeds varmints and vermin NGOs do it.

    All NGOs do it. Create a ridiculous cause. Scrounge up a few hundred bucks to incorporate hire a professional commission fund raiser and appoint yourself a 200K a year CEO.

    After she distanced herself from Epstein around 2014, Ghslaine Maxwell supported her extravagant lifestyle by founding a Save The Ocean ngo. My opinion about the oceans is the land has more to fear from the oceans than the oceans have to fear from the land dwelling humans.

    That’s both the pro and anti abortion NGOs. Send us money money money. That’s all NGOs.

    By federal law NGOs can spend 89 percent of income on salaries company cars etc and only 11 percent for the objects of their concern. If incorporated in some states like Delaware, only 5 percent need be spent in the subjects of enlightened concern.

    The best ngo scams currently are animals and dogs. Keep senior dogs alive till they’re 25 years old and look like zombies. My opinion is that the VOA or veterinarians of America are behind those NGOs. Re socialize dogs scheduled for execution because they attacked and killed someone is huge.

    You remember PETA killed dogs instead of finding homes for them. Presumably because PETA kept all the money donated by the gullible for salaries instead of food and kennels for the dogs they saved.

    I should stop this rant. NGOs are an even worse institution than the judiciary and academia

  91. @I, Libertine

    Another thing– the lyrics may suggest but don’t strictly say that he’s serving time for the Reno murder. That was the beginning of his criminal career, not necessarily the end of it. Reno is walking distance from the state border, and you can bet he got out of town and furthered his career elsewhere.

  92. Jack D says:
    @Alec Leamas (hard at work)

    Ginsburg strikes me as an overly conscientious, Type-A grinder more than a great mind.

    Porque no los dos? You don’t get to be first in your class at Columbia Law School JUST by being a Type-A grinder (though it doesn’t hurt).

    Ginsburg was a good legal writer. Her briefs persuaded the Supreme Court many times before she sat on it herself. She did not have a riveting prose style. Most of what the Supreme Court does is actually non-political and of no concern to anyone except the litigants and perhaps people involved in the field or industry that a particular case concerned. Marshall v. Marshall is (almost) an example. Unless you do probate work, who cares? In this case, almost because the case involved tabloid favorite Anna Nicole Smith (real name Vickie Lynn Marshall – nothing about “Anna” was real) and the estate of her filthy rich 90 year old deceased husband.

    • Replies: @Alden
  93. @Alexander Turok

    Focusing on advancing an ethnic group rather than a God makes sense because ethnic groups exist and Gods don’t.

    When people stop believing in God, they stop having children. Estonia and Japan are shrinking in absolute numbers. An “ethnic group” that has abandoned their Creator eventually abandons itself.

    Show us any secular philosophy or policy that accomplishes otherwise. How successful were the “Mother-Heroines”?

    • Replies: @Alexander Turok
  94. @Alec Leamas (hard at work)

    I am sorry for all of the babies that I’ve ordered to their murder . . . I repent and beg Christ’s forgiveness

    I’m sure you understand why (((RBG))) would never do that.

    Ginsburg strikes me as an overly conscientious, Type-A grinder more than a great mind.

    This is why the Ivy League once had quotas.

  95. Thomas says:
    @Alden

    Low effort rabbi. Most of the black and Hispanic men who drop bastards they can’t care for would be lucky to be economically productive enough to support themselves, much less a passel of bastards. (Assuming they’re not incarcerated or dead.) You’re subsidizing them either way.

  96. Alden says:
    @Jack D

    The Obama Ginsburg democrat plan was sound. The plan was that Hildabeast would succeed Obama. And would appoint another radical activist. But the demon party had not yet perfected vote fraud. And Trump was elected.

    Excellent plan. It just didn’t work.

  97. Alden says:
    @Jack D

    I agree about first in her class at Columbia. Especially as the law schools really really really didn’t like women in the legal profession back in must have been 1950.

  98. @Reg Cæsar

    By making this arguing you are basically conceding to the Left’s premise that the childless materialistic lifestyle is so objectively superior that the only thing that can turn people away from it is a phony baloney God telling them they have to suffer through having children. I don’t buy that.

    Notice too the differing levels of responsibility here. The Soviets had a pronatalist policy that failed to convince Russians to have children, that reflects poorly on the Soviet ideology. Christian clergymen are failing to convince Westerners to remain Christian, that reflects poorly on those Western individuals and nations who “abandon” Christianity. The Christians have tried their hardest to convince people they need to have X to have Y and are failing to preserve either.

    https://getyarn.io/yarn-clip/7eaa9d6b-6920-4b07-9737-f4529138e826

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  99. Pixo says:
    @J.Ross

    “Afghans, Somalis, and Haitians”

    The three overall worst peoples in the world. Violent low IQ destroyers of civilization.

    “ more likely to fit in and succeed (Nigerians, Phillipinos, etc)”

    Nigerians assimilate by the 2nd or 3rd generation into the black underclass. And even before that, teenage boys from upper middle black immigrant parents adore anti-white hiphop culture and attitude. E.g., they blare deafening rap music, glower at white men, leer at underage white girls, and smoke joints in public.

    African work visa immigrants do tend to work hard, but they have the spending habits of native blacks: they spend it all on conspicuous consumption items. How many companies, big or small, have been founded by African immigrants in EU and North America? It’s extremely rare outside of low IQ niches like food service, hair care, petty retail and elder care. They get foreclosed on and declare bankruptcy much more than whites and asians with similar education and jobs.

    They also do a lot Medicare fraud.

    None of this is true of Filipinos, other than the boys sometimes like black hiphop garbage. But they grow out of it. And Filipinos overall like white people and happily adopt middle class white American culture, and are either Catholic or Evangelical Protestant.

  100. Pixo says:
    @Jack D

    Wrong about the filibuster for multiple reasons. It was a fully foreseeable “bad and dumb” call from her perspective.

    First, the Dems busted it for the DC Circuit after the GOP blocked all Obama nominees. Of course they would have done the same on the more important Supreme Court.

    Second, very unlikely Collins, McCain etc would have denied a Supreme Court justice even a vote. In other words, they might vote no on the judge but refuse to filibuster.

    Kagan got five (out of 42) GOP votes for her confirmation.

    Third, RBG could have made her retirement conditional and effective on a replacement being confirmed. Here’s O’Connor’s retirement letter saying it was effective upon confirmation of a replacement.

    https://www.supremecourt.gov/publicinfo/press/oconnor070105.pdf

    No way around it, RBG was a selfish megalomaniac who permanently damaged all the causes she spent so long advocating for.

  101. Alden says:
    @GamecockJerry

    Yes the government can control whatever it wishes. And not control whatever it wishes to riot and run amuck, like BLM anti fa riots.

  102. @Wilkey

    bitterly clinging to power

    Federal judges are appointed to life terms. No clinging required. Considering that they are law-givers not very different from royals who got the last word in any legal dispute, criminal or civil, for one of them to quit before dying is the equivalent of an abdication. Very few royals abdicated other than at swordpoint. The kind of power wielded by the Supreme Court is the closest thing to a king’s authority in these United States. It’s a wonder that anyone retires rather than dies in place.

    Sandra Day O’Connor retired. While the right is fortunate that this squish was replaced by Alito, she regretted doing so. No surprise. Being a king is a big deal.

    Look at it this way – we engage in these back and forth debates about public affairs at Unz and elsewhere. Imagine having the final word (albeit along with 8 other people), and getting paid for it. The pay isn’t huge compared to the private sector, but the impact is incomparable.

    It’s not so much striking a blow for a movement or ideology as being personally able to affect the outcome. The difference is between being a spectator and the final arbiter.

  103. @I, Libertine

    I walked unarmed through the Capitol
    Now I’m held without bail
    Petitioned Department of Justices
    Guaranteed to be a total fail.

  104. @I, Libertine

    Good point. It could just as easily have been “Cause I shot a man in Fresno, Just to watch him die.” Then it would all add up.

  105. Men cannot HAVE abortions, but they can BE abortions.

  106. @El Dato

    And ANYONE can be declared Amalek by a sufficiently deranged Judaic. I well recall seeing one ‘Rabbi’ decrying the USA as the ‘United States of Amalek’. Its crime? Jewish out-marriage, or as he hissed, ‘ The loss of precious Jewish souls’. Let’s hope that this type never take power in Israel.

  107. njguy73 says:
    @Dumbo

    As Bill Maher said about Dr. Kevorkian, “He’s getting sloppy. The last guy, he just backed over him.”

  108. Mr. Anon says:
    @Dumbo

    I see that “pregnant people” formulation everywhere now, even in scientific and medical journals. It’s weird how this started to appear everywhere. I wonder, is there some sort of secret agreement, or some “order from above” that makes all institutions act in unison like this? “”OK, here’s the memo, everyone now must use ‘pregnant people’”.

    A lot of this stuff started in universities. The important conclusion to draw from this is this: don’t ignore what people are saying in universities. Academis isn’t an irrelevant ivory tower; it is the test lab for every insane left-wing policy. If some professor somewhere is saying something crazy today, you can bet that a governor or president will be trying to implement it as policy in five years.

    • Replies: @John Johnson
  109. njguy73 says:
    @Pixo

    There was a novel “The Mouse That Roared” about a small country that declares war on the US, figuring they’ll lose and the US will rebuild them. But the small country accidentally wins.

    There should be a remake if that. A small country commits a terrorist attack on the US figuring the US will invade, them invite them all as refugees. But the small country wins and they have to take in Americans.

    • LOL: Pixo
    • Replies: @ScarletNumber
  110. Dennis Dale says: • Website
    @Pixo

    Or my favorite Africans, Ethiopian Christians. Knew one back in Seattle and he was the best. Hated American black nonsense. They’re a prosperous, church-going merchant class. The guys are affable and the women, especially the good-looking ones, quite haughty.

    And the kids are assimilating rapidly into American black culture. Last time I saw the guy, years ago, he was talking about how the adults are desperately trying to stop it.

    I’m sure it’s only gotten worse.

  111. Tom Grey says: • Website

    The ACLU knows what RBG “meant”, and know she’d be saying that sort of thing now – so it’s OK.
    It’s not really lying.

  112. @Alexander Turok

    the childless materialistic lifestyle is so objectively superior

    No, subjectively superior.

  113. Barnard says:
    @Wilkey

    I thought she was hanging on at the end of the Obama years as a slight to Obama and was expecting the first woman President to appoint her replacement. They no doubt had planned on Hillary making a big deal about replacing her with another crazed feminist.

  114. @njguy73

    The Duchy of Grand Fenwick

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  115. @ScarletNumber

    The Duchy of Grand Fenwick

    Bonus!

  116. @Pixo

    Nigerians assimilate by the 2nd or 3rd generation into the black underclass. And even before that, teenage boys from upper middle black immigrant parents adore anti-white hiphop culture and attitude. E.g., they blare deafening rap music, glower at white men, leer at underage white girls, and smoke joints in public.

    If liberals had a clue they would focus on toxic Black music and not try to blame Whites in the burbs for all Black problems.

    Current rap brings out the worst in Black teenagers. Crime is not only glorified but so is spending the money on stupid things like designer clothes or Italian cars .

  117. @Mr. Anon

    A lot of this stuff started in universities. The important conclusion to draw from this is this: don’t ignore what people are saying in universities. Academis isn’t an irrelevant ivory tower; it is the test lab for every insane left-wing policy.

    It’s the losers of Academia that come up with this stuff.

    The bitter dog mom or pint sized homosexual that wants to feel important by imposing pronoun rules on everyone.

    Entire departments are built around fuzzy liberal ideas and since they can’t solve actual problems they have to do something with their time.

  118. pyrrhus says:
    @Jack D

    And that’s why she wrote a book advocating reduction of the age of consent to 11 years old…Sheer genius, if you represent pedophiles…

  119. “Professing themselves wise, they became fools.” Foolish they are and to be pitied.

  120. MEH 0910 says:

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    @MEH 0910

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