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From the NYT news section:

Biden Faces Intense Pressure From All Sides as He Seeks Diverse Cabinet

The pressure on the Democratic president-elect is intense, even as his efforts to ensure ethnic and gender diversity already go far beyond those of President Trump. And it’s coming from all sides.

By Michael D. Shear and Annie Karni
Dec. 12, 2020

WASHINGTON — The head of the N.A.A.C.P. had a blunt warning for President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. when Mr. Biden met with civil rights leaders in Wilmington this week.

Nominating Tom Vilsack, a secretary of agriculture in the Obama administration, to run the department again would enrage Black farmers and threaten Democratic hopes of winning two Senate runoffs in Georgia, the N.A.A.C.P. head, Derrick Johnson, told Mr. Biden.

“Former Secretary Vilsack could have a disastrous impact on voters in Georgia,” Mr. Johnson cautioned, according to an audio recording of the meeting obtained by The Intercept. Mr. Johnson said Mr. Vilsack’s abrupt firing of a popular Black department official in 2010 was still too raw for many Black farmers despite Mr. Vilsack’s subsequent apology and offer to rehire her.

How many black farmers are there? I never hear about any except in relationship to government pandering. This NPR articles says blacks make up 1.34% of farmers in the U.S.

The late baseball slugger Dick Allen came from a Northern farm town, Wampum, PA, but I suspect that contributed to his notorious problems getting along with people, because Northern rural blacks are so rare that they just seem weird to most Americans. Allen, who died recently at age 78 in Wampum, was a fairly high IQ Northern hick black, which is just really rare. He was a pretty interesting individual, but his personality was kind of orthogonal to everybody else’s.

Mr. Biden promptly ignored the warning. Within hours, his decision to nominate Mr. Vilsack to lead the Agriculture Department had leaked, angering the very activists he had just met with.

The episode was only one piece of a concerted campaign by activists to demand the president-elect make good on his promise that his administration will “look like America.” In their meeting, Mr. Johnson and the group also urged Mr. Biden to nominate a Black attorney general and to name a White House civil rights “czar.”

Civil rights and czars just go together …

Did Trump ever appoint anybody the Czar of anything? Or did he think this 45 year old Washington tradition going back to the 1970s Energy Czar seem lame?

The pressure on the Democratic president-elect is intense, even as his efforts to ensure ethnic and gender diversity already go far beyond those of President Trump, who did not make diversity a priority and often chose his top officials because they looked the part.

As opposed to making them look like America?

And it is coming from all sides.

When Mr. Biden nominated the first Black man to run the Pentagon this week, women cried foul. L.G.B.T.Q. advocates are disappointed that Mr. Biden has not yet named a prominent member of their community to his cabinet. Latino and Asian groups are angling for some of the same jobs.

… But the rollout of Mr. Biden’s cabinet and White House picks has created angst among many elements of the party. While some say he appears hamstrung by interest groups, others point out that his earliest choices included four white men who are close confidants to serve as chief of staff, secretary of state, national security adviser and his top political adviser, leaving the impression that for the administration’s most critical jobs Mr. Biden planned to rely on the same cadre of aides he has had for years.

I’m shocked, shocked to learn that for the administration’s most critical jobs Mr. Biden planned to rely on the same cadre of aides he has had for years.

“Added consternation,” the leader of one advocacy group in Washington said of Mr. Biden’s initial picks.

Glynda C. Carr, the president of Higher Heights for America, a political action committee dedicated to electing progressive Black women, said there was a feeling of defeat that Mr. Biden had not awarded key jobs in his cabinet to Black women, as the group had hoped.

How long until the New York Times starts capitalizing the W in “women” when it comes after “Black?” Their rules for capitalization appears insufficiently reverential for the peak of the Intersectional Heap: “Black Women but not white women …”

Susan Rice, a Black woman who was United Nations ambassador and national security adviser in the Obama administration, had been seen as a candidate for secretary of state. Instead, she will become the director of Mr. Biden’s Domestic Policy Council, a position that does not require Senate confirmation. Representative Marcia L. Fudge of Ohio, another Black woman, was passed over for secretary of agriculture, the job she and her allies had pushed for, and instead was nominated to be secretary of housing and urban development.

Both the state and agriculture jobs went to white men instead.

… Women’s groups were also disappointed by Mr. Biden’s decision to pick General Austin for defense secretary instead of Michèle Flournoy, a longtime senior Pentagon official who had been seen as the leading contender for the job for months.

It did not help Mr. Biden’s case with women that he also chose Xavier Becerra, the California attorney general, as the health and human services secretary over Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham of New Mexico, who was singled out as a likely candidate for the job just days before she was passed over.

Picking General Austin also did not assuage civil rights leaders like the Rev. Al Sharpton, who is adamant about the need for a Black attorney general, or at least someone with a background on voting rights enforcement. …

Mr. Sharpton has also been clear about who he will not accept. He said Black activists would not support any position for Rahm Emanuel, the former chief of staff for President Barack Obama whose legacy as mayor of Chicago he condemns because of Mr. Emanuel’s handling of the killing of Laquan McDonald, a Black teenager, in 2014 by a police officer. …

As Mr. Biden mulls his choices for interior secretary, a coalition of Democrats, Native Americans, liberal activists and Hollywood celebrities is pressing him to appoint Representative Deb Haaland of New Mexico, a Native American, instead of Senator Tom Udall, Democrat of New Mexico and a longtime friend of Mr. Biden’s.

You know, maybe, Joe wants a Cabinet full of his old pals for if and when the VP tries to get the Cabinet to throw him out under the 25th Amendment?

Joe doesn’t sound happy with AOC’s criticism:

 
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  1. his administration will “look like America.”

    So: fat, ugly and stupid is the plan?

    • Replies: @Kronos
    @Charon

    And old, terribly old...

    , @Ron Mexico
    @Charon

    That's no way to go through life.

    , @Stealth
    @Charon

    You forgot poorly dressed.

    , @mmack
    @Charon

    Pssst, you left out "violent".

    , @Trinity
    @Charon

    And pray tell where are you from? Tell us so I can see what beautiful people live in your country. haha. America has fat and ugly people but name me one part of the world that doesn't have ugly people. You might can come up with some village in Africa where everyone is starving to death and swatting flies off their face, so you couldn't call them fat despite their bloated stomachs.

    America might have ugly people but there are some fine looking women here as well. I can't speak for male beauty because I taint no switch hitter. hehe.

    Replies: @Nico, @Fred Flintstone

    , @James O'Meara
    @Charon

    "fat, ugly and stupid is the plan?"

    "Son, fat drunk and stupid is no way to go through life." -- Dean Wormer

    , @Mr. Anon
    @Charon


    So: fat, ugly and stupid is the plan?
     
    And tattooed. You forgot tattooed.
    , @S. Anonyia
    @Charon

    Nothing like returning to an American airport after being in Europe.

    While Americans who travel abroad are generally better looking and sportier than Europeans (why do non-Germanic Euros hike in jeans and converses? It's goofy), the average American is just sad. I was struck by how obese, elderly, and crippled (bizarre preponderance of wrist braces, boots on legs, wheelchairs, etc.) we are in comparison to the average European. And this was an airport, so imagine Wal-Mart.

    Replies: @Inquiring Mind, @fish

  2. Mickey Kaus thinks that Biden is filling the majority of cabinet postions with trusted friends as a 25th Amendment coup prophylactic measure. The non-cabinet, non-25th Amendment “The President is disabled” voting positions can be safely filled with potential backstabbers.

    • Agree: Hibernian
    • Thanks: Neoconned, fish
    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @Anon

    Learning from Trump’s mistakes.

    , @Prester John
    @Anon

    "Biden is filling the majority of cabinet postions (sic) with trusted friends as a 25th Amendment coup prophylactic measure."

    It says here that by December of 2021 Biden will be history, having finished playing the role for which he was originally cast--namely to pave the way for Woman of Color Harris to step into the Oval Office, thus making every prog's ultimate wet dream come true. And when (not"if") Woman of Color Harris appoints a homosexual VP (probably Pete Bootie), Our Betters will have yet a second collective orgasm.

    Bet on it.

    Replies: @MBlanc46

  3. So–upon rereading the piece–it appears that the message is that Joe Biden is another racist white male. Why didn’t we expect this? Is he going to build more wall too?

    The obvious solution is that no white males should be permitted to hold any office whatsoever. Yeah, sounds crazy right? Just watch.

    Joe’s days are numbered.

    • Agree: bomag
    • Replies: @Kronos
    @Charon

    I have a mental image of this scene playing out when the diversity faction comes for Biden invoking the 25th Amendment.

    https://youtu.be/03HOhd4GI1w

    , @Anonymous
    @Charon

    It *WILL* come to pass.

    Just as 'homosexual marriage' came to pass.

    , @J.Ross
    @Charon

    His days are numbered by the fact that he's an ancient doddering corpse and the "threat" you imply doesn't work because Biden's caste no more needs to obey diversity diktats than they need to respect lockdown guidelines or drive the speed limit or not rape people. Diversity diktats are for you, not them.

  4. Makes me wonder if the Democrats have stepped up their public pressure on Diane Feinstein to resign because of her dementia, and for the good of the country, because they want to establish a plausible precedent when they decide to pull the 25th Amendment trigger on President Biden.

    • Replies: @Abe
    @advancedatheist


    Makes me wonder if the Democrats have stepped up their public pressure on Diane Feinstein to resign because of her dementia, and for the good of the country, because they want to establish a plausible precedent when they decide to pull the 25th Amendment trigger on President Biden.
     
    Diane Feinstein is 87 and is so old she clearly cannot be in command of her faculties any longer. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, on the other hand, was only months ago a spry 86, so it is a shame she could not have held on a couple months longer to let Biden pick her successor after having already served out- at full capacity- all 4 years of the Trump Presidency.

    https://i.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/original/000/019/571/dailystruggg.jpg

  5. He probably wants old friends on his cabinet who won’t enact the 25th amendment. Those will tend to be White guys who couldn’t care less about White people in general, but will protect an old friend.

    • Agree: Hibernian
    • Replies: @Hypnotoad666
    @RichardTaylor


    He probably wants old friends on his cabinet who won’t enact the 25th amendment.
     
    It also may reflect that he realizes he is only going to be able to serve one term at most. So perhaps he doesn't feel the need to pander to anybody - at least not for purposes of winning reelection.

    That would be a liberating perspective to have as President. (Although it would be counterproductive to announce such an intent publicly.)
  6. I thought that was an employment bureau for retired generals who would take up all these government positions that nobody else wanted.

  7. Look on the bright side: there were six whites among his first twelve appointments — but if you count Kerry as one, they were all Jews.

    But don’t get upset. You shouldn’t do anything. Remember that.

    • Replies: @J
    @Colin Wright

    I am not upset. I am not doing anything. I am starting to like Joe Biden. He is a revelation!

    , @Jack D
    @Colin Wright

    Really, Denis McDonough is Jewish? Ashkenazi or Sephardi? Vilsack?

    PS Kerry ain't Jewish either.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Colin Wright, @epebble, @Wilkey, @Citizen of a Silly Country

    , @Pop Warner
    @Colin Wright

    Nononono, you're only supposed to refer to them as white when criticizing the choices. You can't actually ask what specific ethnicity they are, that would be antisemitic!

    , @Art Deco
    @Colin Wright

    if you count Kerry as one, they were all Jews.

    Kerry's maternal-side relations are bluebloods and his paternal-side relations have had zero to do with any aspect of the Jewish community for 120 years. Hid first wife was another blueblood Episcopalian and his 2d was a Portuguese colonist in East Africa. Kerry and his 2d wife are associated with the Jesuit Urban Center in Boston.

    , @James O'Meara
    @Colin Wright

    Cue conservatard gatekeeper: "Stop connecting dots, you conspiracy theorist! Go listen to more Alex Jones while we continue our can't be beat stable genius strategy to MAGA!"

    , @Old Jew
    @Colin Wright

    The blogger at "Reality's Last Stand" is named "Colin Wright"

    Any relation?

  8. ‘…Mr. Sharpton has also been clear about who he will not accept…’

    I’m trying to recall Sharpton’s constitutional position here: drawing a blank.

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman
    • Replies: @Gary in Gramercy
    @Colin Wright

    See United States v. Carolene Products Company, 304 U.S. 144, 152 n.4 (1938). The Reverend Sharpton is a "discrete and insular minorit[y]," all by himself.

    Replies: @Peter D. Bredon

  9. @Charon

    his administration will “look like America.”
     
    So: fat, ugly and stupid is the plan?

    Replies: @Kronos, @Ron Mexico, @Stealth, @mmack, @Trinity, @James O'Meara, @Mr. Anon, @S. Anonyia

    And old, terribly old…

  10. “…it appears that the message is that Joe Biden is another racist white male”

    Charon, could a more perfect White privileged man have been elected? Xiden, with family in tow, or should I say wake, will soon reek of being the compulsively lying, terminally corrupt, decrepit example #1 of what the good woke have long suspected is all straight White men.

    Won’t that far off before Trump and family appear choir ready in comparison.

  11. Anon[272] • Disclaimer says:

    The episode was only one piece of a concerted campaign by activists to demand the president-elect make good on his promise that his administration will “look like America.”

    Yes, Joe Biden’s cabinet is as diverse as any synagogue in America. He’s got a Cuban Jew (Mayorkas), a Polish Jew (Yellen), a Hungarian Jew (Blinken), plus another Jew of indeterminate origins (Klain).

    The six most important cabinet and cabinet-level positions are chief of staff, the traditional Big Four (Defense, State, Treasury, Justice) and Homeland Security, which deals with immigration. One of those six (Defense) has been filled by a black man. One (Justice) is yet unfilled. The other four have all been filled by Jews.

    Lower level cabinet positions like Agriculture and Vetsrans Affairs (so far the only two filled by white gentiles) are almost irrelevant.

    When is it going to be acceptable to discuss the complete non-diversity of Democratic administrations in the context of the dominant role played by Jews? We will almost certainly hear no end of how “white” this administration is. But almost nowhere will we read that most of those “whites” are Jewish. It is acceptable to say that whites have too much power, even though whites (including the Jews) in Biden’s cabinet won’t be much more than their share of the overall population. But for some reason it is unacceptable to say that Jews are over represented, even though they will already be at least 25% of the cabinet, even if he appoints no more, versus just 2-3% of the population.

    • Replies: @Charon
    @Anon


    The six most important cabinet and cabinet-level positions are chief of staff, the traditional Big Four (Defense, State, Treasury, Justice) and Homeland Security, which deals with immigration. One of those six (Defense) has been filled by a black man. One (Justice) is yet unfilled. The other four have all been filled by Jews.
     
    Four out of five so far--that's roughly 80% right? That's leaving 20% to be filled by the other 98% of society. Sounds legit to me.

    What's that? The position has been filled? So sorry, thanks for playing. Better luck next time. Snicker.

    , @ben tillman
    @Anon


    Yes, Joe Biden’s cabinet is as diverse as any synagogue in America. He’s got a Cuban Jew (Mayorkas), a Polish Jew (Yellen), a Hungarian Jew (Blinken), plus another Jew of indeterminate origins (Klain).
     
    The spelling indicates that Klain's family passed through Russia. Klein is translated into the Cyrillic alphabet, and then the re-translation produces an "ai" in place of the "ei".
  12. My guess is that he will satisfy the LGBTQ crowd by picking Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel, who is lesbian and Jewish, to run Justice.

    The LGBTQ’s will think it’s about them, but really it will once again be about satisfying his Jewish donors.

  13. Maybe Trump should just concede and spend the next 4 years letting the Democrats rip each other apart over appointments, covid, and the recession.

    It’d be funny.

    Meanwhile, Trump should forge international alliances with Alt-Right parties in Europe and the Anglosphere, while occasionally taking shots at Biden’s ineptitude.

    The rest of us should infiltrate the Biden side and quietly push for an immigration moratorium, as a response to the unemployment crisis.

    Let there be a Civil War in America, but let the Democrats fight it among themselves. The rest of us can play a more strategic game.

    • LOL: IHTG
  14. @Charon
    So--upon rereading the piece--it appears that the message is that Joe Biden is another racist white male. Why didn't we expect this? Is he going to build more wall too?

    The obvious solution is that no white males should be permitted to hold any office whatsoever. Yeah, sounds crazy right? Just watch.

    Joe's days are numbered.

    Replies: @Kronos, @Anonymous, @J.Ross

    I have a mental image of this scene playing out when the diversity faction comes for Biden invoking the 25th Amendment.

  15. @Colin Wright
    Look on the bright side: there were six whites among his first twelve appointments -- but if you count Kerry as one, they were all Jews.

    But don't get upset. You shouldn't do anything. Remember that.

    Replies: @J, @Jack D, @Pop Warner, @Art Deco, @James O'Meara, @Old Jew

    I am not upset. I am not doing anything. I am starting to like Joe Biden. He is a revelation!

  16. @Anon

    The episode was only one piece of a concerted campaign by activists to demand the president-elect make good on his promise that his administration will “look like America.”
     
    Yes, Joe Biden’s cabinet is as diverse as any synagogue in America. He’s got a Cuban Jew (Mayorkas), a Polish Jew (Yellen), a Hungarian Jew (Blinken), plus another Jew of indeterminate origins (Klain).

    The six most important cabinet and cabinet-level positions are chief of staff, the traditional Big Four (Defense, State, Treasury, Justice) and Homeland Security, which deals with immigration. One of those six (Defense) has been filled by a black man. One (Justice) is yet unfilled. The other four have all been filled by Jews.

    Lower level cabinet positions like Agriculture and Vetsrans Affairs (so far the only two filled by white gentiles) are almost irrelevant.

    When is it going to be acceptable to discuss the complete non-diversity of Democratic administrations in the context of the dominant role played by Jews? We will almost certainly hear no end of how “white” this administration is. But almost nowhere will we read that most of those “whites” are Jewish. It is acceptable to say that whites have too much power, even though whites (including the Jews) in Biden’s cabinet won’t be much more than their share of the overall population. But for some reason it is unacceptable to say that Jews are over represented, even though they will already be at least 25% of the cabinet, even if he appoints no more, versus just 2-3% of the population.

    Replies: @Charon, @ben tillman

    The six most important cabinet and cabinet-level positions are chief of staff, the traditional Big Four (Defense, State, Treasury, Justice) and Homeland Security, which deals with immigration. One of those six (Defense) has been filled by a black man. One (Justice) is yet unfilled. The other four have all been filled by Jews.

    Four out of five so far–that’s roughly 80% right? That’s leaving 20% to be filled by the other 98% of society. Sounds legit to me.

    What’s that? The position has been filled? So sorry, thanks for playing. Better luck next time. Snicker.

  17. I suppose we should not be surprised by how many Jews he has appointed.

    • Replies: @Guy De Champlagne
    @Jon Halpenny

    I suppose we should not be surprised by how many Jews he has appointed.

    Yeah, Biden, unlike Obama and Trump, ran as an establishment shill. His appointments aren't a betrayal like those of his two predecessors were.

    These jewish appointments are gonna be competent, are gonna be favorably portrayed in the media as competent, and they're the least immoral kind of white person to appoint in the dominant moral hierarchy. Makes a lot of sense to me. Maybe Biden ain't so senile after all.

    These jewish appointments not gonna do much for white Christians (although competence actually helps everyone a lot) but Biden didn't run on helping white christians. Unlike Trump.

    Trump's reluctant supporters had reason to like his appointments while his core supporters should have seen them for the profound betrayal they were. It's the opposite for Biden. His appointments are perfectly in line with his core message. It's only the Warren and Sanders people who reluctantly voted for him that have any reason to be upset.

    Replies: @Ed

    , @Hannah Katz
    @Jon Halpenny

    No surprise at all, Guy. They are about the only whites that voted for Joe. At least knowingly voted for the putz. Many whites pushed the Trump button but their votes were later Dominioned.

  18. @Jon Halpenny
    I suppose we should not be surprised by how many Jews he has appointed.

    Replies: @Guy De Champlagne, @Hannah Katz

    I suppose we should not be surprised by how many Jews he has appointed.

    Yeah, Biden, unlike Obama and Trump, ran as an establishment shill. His appointments aren’t a betrayal like those of his two predecessors were.

    These jewish appointments are gonna be competent, are gonna be favorably portrayed in the media as competent, and they’re the least immoral kind of white person to appoint in the dominant moral hierarchy. Makes a lot of sense to me. Maybe Biden ain’t so senile after all.

    These jewish appointments not gonna do much for white Christians (although competence actually helps everyone a lot) but Biden didn’t run on helping white christians. Unlike Trump.

    Trump’s reluctant supporters had reason to like his appointments while his core supporters should have seen them for the profound betrayal they were. It’s the opposite for Biden. His appointments are perfectly in line with his core message. It’s only the Warren and Sanders people who reluctantly voted for him that have any reason to be upset.

    • Replies: @Ed
    @Guy De Champlagne

    It’s debatable if white Christians even care about white Christians.

  19. The one community which is never disappointed at being overlooked and/or underrepresented for high office is the Jewish community

  20. Why not just install a lesbian, disabled, transgendered, hispanic black woman as monarch and be done with it?

  21. @Charon
    So--upon rereading the piece--it appears that the message is that Joe Biden is another racist white male. Why didn't we expect this? Is he going to build more wall too?

    The obvious solution is that no white males should be permitted to hold any office whatsoever. Yeah, sounds crazy right? Just watch.

    Joe's days are numbered.

    Replies: @Kronos, @Anonymous, @J.Ross

    It *WILL* come to pass.

    Just as ‘homosexual marriage’ came to pass.

  22. As a cost saving measure, the Clinton administration proposed changing the definition of “farmer” from someone who sells $1,000 of agricultural products per year to $10,000 per year.
    It was turned down in part because that would eliminate the majority of black farmers.

    • Replies: @black sea
    @Redneck farmer

    Q: What do you call a farmer who sells less than $10, 000 worth of agricultural products per year?

    A: A gardener.

    , @Hibernian
    @Redneck farmer

    In the Illinois National Guard in the 1990s, there was a Black girl from Mississippi who said her parents were farmers, and they owned 13 acres. I of course didn't comment on this, but it means they were mainly tenants and/or Dad and/or Mom had a job in town.

    Replies: @Art Deco, @Art Deco

    , @res
    @Redneck farmer

    Do you have more details on that? It seems like tweaking the definition of farm is an ongoing issue. This 2009 USDA document has considerable information on the topic, but I don't see anything specific about that time frame.

    Exploring Alternative Farm Definitions
    Implications for Agricultural Statistics and Program Eligibility
    https://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/291954/files/9671_eib49.pdf

  23. @Charon

    his administration will “look like America.”
     
    So: fat, ugly and stupid is the plan?

    Replies: @Kronos, @Ron Mexico, @Stealth, @mmack, @Trinity, @James O'Meara, @Mr. Anon, @S. Anonyia

    That’s no way to go through life.

  24. You know, maybe, Joe wants a Cabinet full of his old pals for if and when the VP tries to get the Cabinet to throw him out under the 25th Amendment?

    Exactly. They will know their future under Biden is secure and any successor would distrust them. Also, with his team surrounding him, Biden will be insulated from the lower orders of the administration and government machinery, who will not be able to recount instances of his senior moments when he is actually cognating in real time. There is no established treatment for mild cognitive impairment so I doubt drugs are being given to him, but Biden has been doing politics at a high level since he was 29, so can be coached and rehearsed enough to seem 100% (for his age) long after that is not the case

    It was a good question. Feinstein seemed sharp and focussed. For decades, she has been the epitome of a female trailblazer in Washington, always hyper-prepared. But this time, after Dorsey responded, Feinstein asked him the same question again, reading it word for word, along with the Trump tweet. Her inflection was eerily identical. Feinstein looked and sounded just as authoritative, seemingly registering no awareness that she was repeating herself verbatim.

    Biden’s chief of Staff and counselor are both going to have the job of vetting those given meetings with the President in order to prevent any stories getting out. I wonder if stories of incapacity about Harris will start immediately. Biden’s loyalists have not forgotten the way she went after him in the Dem candidate debate like no other participant. Ways will be found to stop her coasting along in high public regard while Biden makes tough decisions. This may happens swiftly because Biden’s bone fracture is a very ominous sign, and they will not want Kamala getting any funny ideas.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Sean

    Perhaps Joe picked Kamala because she isn't all that popular and isn't that likely to succeed in overthrowing him?

    Replies: @Guy De Champlagne, @Old Prude, @Sean, @Anonymous, @Jonathan Mason, @J.Ross, @JimB, @kpkinsunnyphiladelphia, @Reg Cæsar

    , @Jonathan Mason
    @Sean


    There is no established treatment for mild cognitive impairment so I doubt drugs are being given to him...
     
    Aricept.

    Replies: @SWVirginian

  25. Just as ‘homosexual marriage’ came to pass.

    Are there and gays/lesbians that are now saying “oh shit this was a big mistake!”

    Sure, same-sex couples couldn’t get the same tax benefits as married ones but they never had to deal with messy divorce procedures right? You could pop-up and leave whenever and however. Now, Uncle Sam has gotcha by the *blank* and you have to play by straight rules.

    • Replies: @nokangaroos
    @Kronos

    Nah ... it was a health insurance racket to pay for the AIDS meds from the beginning.

  26. @Sean

    You know, maybe, Joe wants a Cabinet full of his old pals for if and when the VP tries to get the Cabinet to throw him out under the 25th Amendment?
     
    Exactly. They will know their future under Biden is secure and any successor would distrust them. Also, with his team surrounding him, Biden will be insulated from the lower orders of the administration and government machinery, who will not be able to recount instances of his senior moments when he is actually cognating in real time. There is no established treatment for mild cognitive impairment so I doubt drugs are being given to him, but Biden has been doing politics at a high level since he was 29, so can be coached and rehearsed enough to seem 100% (for his age) long after that is not the case

    It was a good question. Feinstein seemed sharp and focussed. For decades, she has been the epitome of a female trailblazer in Washington, always hyper-prepared. But this time, after Dorsey responded, Feinstein asked him the same question again, reading it word for word, along with the Trump tweet. Her inflection was eerily identical. Feinstein looked and sounded just as authoritative, seemingly registering no awareness that she was repeating herself verbatim.
     
    Biden's chief of Staff and counselor are both going to have the job of vetting those given meetings with the President in order to prevent any stories getting out. I wonder if stories of incapacity about Harris will start immediately. Biden's loyalists have not forgotten the way she went after him in the Dem candidate debate like no other participant. Ways will be found to stop her coasting along in high public regard while Biden makes tough decisions. This may happens swiftly because Biden's bone fracture is a very ominous sign, and they will not want Kamala getting any funny ideas.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Jonathan Mason

    Perhaps Joe picked Kamala because she isn’t all that popular and isn’t that likely to succeed in overthrowing him?

    • Replies: @Guy De Champlagne
    @Steve Sailer

    Kamala is very popular among the media and the academic classes just not among voters. Cabinet appointments are both drawn from those classes favorable to her and more receptive to their influence. I'm not sure how popular she is among the people that actually have to deal with her on a regular basis. If she really is abrasive and unlikable and Biden is concerned about the 25th amendment it would be smart for Biden to involve her as much as possible in his administration instead of banishing her to the Executive Office Building like every president seems to do. That way his cabinet knows just what they would be dealing with under President Harris.

    , @Old Prude
    @Steve Sailer

    Let's not get cute. Remember the atmosphere when he picked her. He had three black women presented to him at the time, because the nation was in a frenzy about Floyd. Of the three choices, he picked the most competent one, and I would say the one most likely to have the cunning to oust him, but that was never a consideration during the hug-a-Black hysteria.

    , @Sean
    @Steve Sailer

    I think it's to do with the way she went after him in the Dems debate like he was a segregationist .
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXvJWTZ2SBw

    She got inside Biden's head with the calumnious attribution of racism in my opinion. Incidentally, I do not think it is a good idea to call Harris by her first name. The anti Brexit forces in the UK media acquiesced in that with Boris Johnson, and only after he became PM did they realise they'd handed him a not inconsiderable advantage.

    , @Anonymous
    @Steve Sailer

    Joe probably didn’t think that deeply about that. But maybe Dr. Jill and Senator Dodd did that thinking for him.

    , @Jonathan Mason
    @Steve Sailer

    A strange pick, really, because racially she is neither fish nor fowl, and it was no help to him in the election to have California delivered.

    Had Biden selected Valerie Demings from Florida, there was a chance of tipping that state his way, which would have made the election pretty much a landslide, with Florida being the third largest state in population.

    Most likely it was not a personal decision but one made by his handlers, but given that he is 77 years old and mentally failing, it seems more likely that she was chosen as the heir apparent, and perhaps the belief was that she is a very capable operator, but not necessarily a good media performer, who once in office she would become much more popular.

    All she needs to do is to behave like a first lady, and associate herself with a few lightweight popular causes like legalizing online poker and pot, and she will be in like Flynn.

    Although possibly Flynn is no longer in.

    Replies: @Colin Wright, @Mike Tre

    , @J.Ross
    @Steve Sailer

    A squirrel could "overthrow" Joe Biden.

    , @JimB
    @Steve Sailer


    Perhaps Joe picked Kamala because she isn’t all that popular and isn’t that likely to succeed in overthrowing him?
     
    At the very beginning of the Democrat primaries I guessed it would be Joe and Kamala by hook or by crook. But during the heat of the primary, they looked down and out, and I thought maybe they were. But then Jim Clyburn rallied black lady voters in S Carolina to save Joe’s bacon in the primary and black election workers in the battleground states to stuff the ballot boxes during the election. So, Joe owes his victory 100% to the black political machine. Joe paid the black machine back with a female (25%) black VP, but one they utterly loathed. If he had picked Stacey Abrams, the machine would have insisted Joe step down ASAP.

    Since basically Joe is mentally out of it, I’m guessing these Machiavellian maneuvers were dreamed up by Dr Jill. Wow, she seems even smarter than Hillary.

    , @kpkinsunnyphiladelphia
    @Steve Sailer

    That, and she checked a couple of the Wokemon boxes.

    Did Biden do anything of note as VP? It would be interesting if Joe said to the half breed slut, "This is what I did as VP, so here's your to do list."

    Recall that Clinton and Gore put together a two page contract on how their relationship should go, which turned on having regular lunches. The lunches for Biden may consist of soft food requiring limited chewing energy.

    You got the sense that Pence was a real partner for Trump, with the kind of political executive experience Trump lacked. He never seemed marginalized. Plus he knew how to be loyal, a key criteria for Trump.

    Biden probably isn't a stalking horse for Harris, but rather a stalking horse for the further entrenching the deep state. The best we can hope for is that the powers behind the throne are thinking more about their self interests rather than the interests of crazy socialists. May define the best of a bad -- check that -- REALLY bad situation.

    Replies: @Inquiring Mind

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Steve Sailer


    Perhaps Joe picked Kamala because she isn’t all that popular and isn’t that likely to succeed in overthrowing him?
     
    https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2018/12/01/PIND/e2a333ab-cb2d-4eee-93c3-ce82b3ca92a7-Dan_Quayle_83.jpeg.jpg

    https://www.baltimoresun.com/resizer/TO-66CqRmQJDtvizpsJrquCprsE=/1200x0/top/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-tronc.s3.amazonaws.com/public/XJ56EYNBS5EYVHYSJTHVD5YJH4.jpg

    https://static.politico.com/aa/e7/34dd113f4abda0e16c2cc901533f/fdr-harry-truman-1944-campaign.jpg


    Perhaps Joe picked Kamala...
     
    ???
  27. @Kronos

    Just as ‘homosexual marriage’ came to pass.
     
    Are there and gays/lesbians that are now saying “oh shit this was a big mistake!”

    Sure, same-sex couples couldn’t get the same tax benefits as married ones but they never had to deal with messy divorce procedures right? You could pop-up and leave whenever and however. Now, Uncle Sam has gotcha by the *blank* and you have to play by straight rules.

    Replies: @nokangaroos

    Nah … it was a health insurance racket to pay for the AIDS meds from the beginning.

  28. @Guy De Champlagne
    @Jon Halpenny

    I suppose we should not be surprised by how many Jews he has appointed.

    Yeah, Biden, unlike Obama and Trump, ran as an establishment shill. His appointments aren't a betrayal like those of his two predecessors were.

    These jewish appointments are gonna be competent, are gonna be favorably portrayed in the media as competent, and they're the least immoral kind of white person to appoint in the dominant moral hierarchy. Makes a lot of sense to me. Maybe Biden ain't so senile after all.

    These jewish appointments not gonna do much for white Christians (although competence actually helps everyone a lot) but Biden didn't run on helping white christians. Unlike Trump.

    Trump's reluctant supporters had reason to like his appointments while his core supporters should have seen them for the profound betrayal they were. It's the opposite for Biden. His appointments are perfectly in line with his core message. It's only the Warren and Sanders people who reluctantly voted for him that have any reason to be upset.

    Replies: @Ed

    It’s debatable if white Christians even care about white Christians.

    • Agree: Old Prude
  29. @Steve Sailer
    @Sean

    Perhaps Joe picked Kamala because she isn't all that popular and isn't that likely to succeed in overthrowing him?

    Replies: @Guy De Champlagne, @Old Prude, @Sean, @Anonymous, @Jonathan Mason, @J.Ross, @JimB, @kpkinsunnyphiladelphia, @Reg Cæsar

    Kamala is very popular among the media and the academic classes just not among voters. Cabinet appointments are both drawn from those classes favorable to her and more receptive to their influence. I’m not sure how popular she is among the people that actually have to deal with her on a regular basis. If she really is abrasive and unlikable and Biden is concerned about the 25th amendment it would be smart for Biden to involve her as much as possible in his administration instead of banishing her to the Executive Office Building like every president seems to do. That way his cabinet knows just what they would be dealing with under President Harris.

  30. The next four years will be the golden age of IdPol for those who are into that. We already have the First Black Who is a defense secretary. Look for a steady stream of First Woman Who, First Gay Man Who, First Asian Who, First Tran Who, etc.

  31. @Redneck farmer
    As a cost saving measure, the Clinton administration proposed changing the definition of "farmer" from someone who sells $1,000 of agricultural products per year to $10,000 per year.
    It was turned down in part because that would eliminate the majority of black farmers.

    Replies: @black sea, @Hibernian, @res

    Q: What do you call a farmer who sells less than $10, 000 worth of agricultural products per year?

    A: A gardener.

    • LOL: Johann Ricke
  32. @Steve Sailer
    @Sean

    Perhaps Joe picked Kamala because she isn't all that popular and isn't that likely to succeed in overthrowing him?

    Replies: @Guy De Champlagne, @Old Prude, @Sean, @Anonymous, @Jonathan Mason, @J.Ross, @JimB, @kpkinsunnyphiladelphia, @Reg Cæsar

    Let’s not get cute. Remember the atmosphere when he picked her. He had three black women presented to him at the time, because the nation was in a frenzy about Floyd. Of the three choices, he picked the most competent one, and I would say the one most likely to have the cunning to oust him, but that was never a consideration during the hug-a-Black hysteria.

    • Agree: Occasional lurker
  33. @Colin Wright
    '...Mr. Sharpton has also been clear about who he will not accept...'

    I'm trying to recall Sharpton's constitutional position here: drawing a blank.

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy

    See United States v. Carolene Products Company, 304 U.S. 144, 152 n.4 (1938). The Reverend Sharpton is a “discrete and insular minorit[y],” all by himself.

    • Replies: @Peter D. Bredon
    @Gary in Gramercy

    With his own zip code and time zone as well.

  34. Totally off topic, but as a 12 year old I watched Dick Allen take batting practice while huffing a lit cigarette.

  35. others point out that his earliest choices included four white men who are close confidants to serve as chief of staff, secretary of state, national security adviser and his top political adviser

    Well, his chief of staff and secretary of state picks are both Jewish, that’s rather diverse.

    National security adviser and top political adviser (assuming the latter refers to the senior adviser position) meanwhile, are both Micks… uh, no comment on that at this time.

  36. Blacks departed the agricultural sector at about the same pace as whites during the period running from 1880 to 1940 (a tad more slowly), after which there was an exodus a good deal more rapid than you saw in the rest of the population. There were in 2012 about 33,000 farms and ranches owned by blacks in the U.S, about 38,000 owned by aboriginals, and about 14,000 owned by Orientals and East Indians, and about 67,000 owned by hispanics. About 93% of all farms and ranches are owned by whites. Most farmers and ranchers nowadays make their principal living doing something else. Tough business to be in.

    • Replies: @Ozymandias
    @Art Deco


    Most farmers and ranchers nowadays make their principal living doing something else.
     
    Citation?
    , @Almost Missouri
    @Art Deco

    Thanks. Can I ask where you got your statistics? There's been a media kerfuffle over the last few years, of which the NPR story Steve cited is typical of the genre, alleging a systematic deprivation of blacks of their alleged landowning, farming heritage. The articles tend to be grab-bag of misdirection, logical fallacies, and spurious statistics all thrown at the reader, hoping something will stick.


    At the start of the 20th century, one in seven farmers in the United States was Black. In the decades that followed, however, Black Americans were dispossessed of an estimated 13 million acres of land.
     
    Thus spake NPR. But of course white farmers used to be a lot more common too. But no one says they were "dispossessed" when they sold up and moved to the city.

    people of color are leading a resurgence of interest in farming in the Northeast, and yet for these farmers the barriers to starting a farm remain high.
     
    "Resurgence" LOL. Black farmers were never common in the Northeast. And barriers to farming for everyone are high, but only blacks get NPR shilling for them.

    Etc., etc., Pigford, etc.
  37. anon[142] • Disclaimer says:

    Representative Marcia L. Fudge of Ohio, another Black woman, was passed over for secretary of agriculture, the job she and her allies had pushed for, and instead was nominated to be secretary of housing and urban development.

    Wait a minute. What? She wanted to be in charge of agriculture (rural) and she ends up as head of urban development? Which is she? Urban or rural?

    Looking at Ohio’s 11th congressional district on Wikipedia, it says that it’s 100% urban and 0% rural. So why would she be in charge of the Department of Agriculture? What does she know about agriculture?
    That doesn’t even make any sense. Unless, of course, they just want to continue the process of putting black women in charge of everything, that’s apparently managed to take over the mayorships and police departments of about half of the cities in the country lately.

    Also of interest, Wikipedia makes a point of telling me that Ohio’s 11th district “also has the largest population of Jewish residents of Ohio’s congressional districts.”.

    It just never ends around here.

    • Replies: @Hibernian
    @anon

    Apparently the openly stated rationalization was that she was interested in the nutrition programs administered by this Department; i.e., the consumer side of the food cycle.

    , @Ed
    @anon

    She knows nothing of agriculture but knows a lot about food stamps and EBT.

  38. It doesn’t seem to have occurred to black political leaders that by relying on getting their way in the name of representation and constantly screeching about what they are owed while other demographic groups that are substantially less sympathetic to their demands than progressive whites gain in numbers and economic influence, they might be setting themselves up for permanent hard ceiling on how far even their allies are willing to go.

    • Replies: @AndrewR
    @Arclight

    Huh? Blacks are well known for their foresight and low time-preference.

    , @Bill
    @Arclight

    By the time the screeching stops benefitting black elites, the particular, individual people who comprise the current black elite will be retired, dead, or nearly so. This isn't a problem specific to black elites, of course, but it's worse for them (in a "meritocracy") because of regression to the mean.

  39. @Arclight
    It doesn't seem to have occurred to black political leaders that by relying on getting their way in the name of representation and constantly screeching about what they are owed while other demographic groups that are substantially less sympathetic to their demands than progressive whites gain in numbers and economic influence, they might be setting themselves up for permanent hard ceiling on how far even their allies are willing to go.

    Replies: @AndrewR, @Bill

    Huh? Blacks are well known for their foresight and low time-preference.

  40. @Charon

    his administration will “look like America.”
     
    So: fat, ugly and stupid is the plan?

    Replies: @Kronos, @Ron Mexico, @Stealth, @mmack, @Trinity, @James O'Meara, @Mr. Anon, @S. Anonyia

    You forgot poorly dressed.

  41. @Art Deco
    Blacks departed the agricultural sector at about the same pace as whites during the period running from 1880 to 1940 (a tad more slowly), after which there was an exodus a good deal more rapid than you saw in the rest of the population. There were in 2012 about 33,000 farms and ranches owned by blacks in the U.S, about 38,000 owned by aboriginals, and about 14,000 owned by Orientals and East Indians, and about 67,000 owned by hispanics. About 93% of all farms and ranches are owned by whites. Most farmers and ranchers nowadays make their principal living doing something else. Tough business to be in.

    Replies: @Ozymandias, @Almost Missouri

    Most farmers and ranchers nowadays make their principal living doing something else.

    Citation?

  42. @Steve Sailer
    @Sean

    Perhaps Joe picked Kamala because she isn't all that popular and isn't that likely to succeed in overthrowing him?

    Replies: @Guy De Champlagne, @Old Prude, @Sean, @Anonymous, @Jonathan Mason, @J.Ross, @JimB, @kpkinsunnyphiladelphia, @Reg Cæsar

    I think it’s to do with the way she went after him in the Dems debate like he was a segregationist .

    She got inside Biden’s head with the calumnious attribution of racism in my opinion. Incidentally, I do not think it is a good idea to call Harris by her first name. The anti Brexit forces in the UK media acquiesced in that with Boris Johnson, and only after he became PM did they realise they’d handed him a not inconsiderable advantage.

  43. @Redneck farmer
    As a cost saving measure, the Clinton administration proposed changing the definition of "farmer" from someone who sells $1,000 of agricultural products per year to $10,000 per year.
    It was turned down in part because that would eliminate the majority of black farmers.

    Replies: @black sea, @Hibernian, @res

    In the Illinois National Guard in the 1990s, there was a Black girl from Mississippi who said her parents were farmers, and they owned 13 acres. I of course didn’t comment on this, but it means they were mainly tenants and/or Dad and/or Mom had a job in town.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @Hibernian

    I had a co-worker whose family made a bare living from 10 acres of arable ca. 1949. Her father found a factory job when the family was just a tad too large for 10 acres to support them anymore.

    , @Art Deco
    @Hibernian

    Most people who farm have other income sources that are at least as consequential. This has been true for 50 years.

  44. @advancedatheist
    Makes me wonder if the Democrats have stepped up their public pressure on Diane Feinstein to resign because of her dementia, and for the good of the country, because they want to establish a plausible precedent when they decide to pull the 25th Amendment trigger on President Biden.

    Replies: @Abe

    Makes me wonder if the Democrats have stepped up their public pressure on Diane Feinstein to resign because of her dementia, and for the good of the country, because they want to establish a plausible precedent when they decide to pull the 25th Amendment trigger on President Biden.

    Diane Feinstein is 87 and is so old she clearly cannot be in command of her faculties any longer. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, on the other hand, was only months ago a spry 86, so it is a shame she could not have held on a couple months longer to let Biden pick her successor after having already served out- at full capacity- all 4 years of the Trump Presidency.

  45. @Steve Sailer
    @Sean

    Perhaps Joe picked Kamala because she isn't all that popular and isn't that likely to succeed in overthrowing him?

    Replies: @Guy De Champlagne, @Old Prude, @Sean, @Anonymous, @Jonathan Mason, @J.Ross, @JimB, @kpkinsunnyphiladelphia, @Reg Cæsar

    Joe probably didn’t think that deeply about that. But maybe Dr. Jill and Senator Dodd did that thinking for him.

  46. I remember this settlement with black farmers. It was an absolute looting of the Federal Treasury.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pigford_v._Glickman

    • Replies: @Joe Stalin
    @Flip


    It was an absolute looting of the Federal Treasury.
     
    That's music to the ears of Black! politicians.
  47. Nominating Tom Vilsack, a secretary of agriculture in the Obama administration, to run the department again would enrage Black farmers

    Vilsack is a white man from Iowa, and he’s got to know damn well that rural white people are not going to be hip to the massive farmland gibs for blacks that the Democrats are planning… use taxpayer dollars to buy land in rural America and give it to blacks for free — what could possibly go wrong?

    They should entitle the legislation the “Reviving the Klan Act of 2021″…

    https://www.agriculture.com/news/business/justice-bill-would-transfer-up-to-32-million-acres-to-black-farmers

    • Replies: @res
    @Dr. X

    That is valuable context for the Agriculture position controversy. Thanks. Note the tie in with the Pigford settlements mentioned in a comment just before yours.

    Any thoughts on their use of quotes around 'Justice' in the headline?

  48. @Charon

    his administration will “look like America.”
     
    So: fat, ugly and stupid is the plan?

    Replies: @Kronos, @Ron Mexico, @Stealth, @mmack, @Trinity, @James O'Meara, @Mr. Anon, @S. Anonyia

    Pssst, you left out “violent”.

  49. @Colin Wright
    Look on the bright side: there were six whites among his first twelve appointments -- but if you count Kerry as one, they were all Jews.

    But don't get upset. You shouldn't do anything. Remember that.

    Replies: @J, @Jack D, @Pop Warner, @Art Deco, @James O'Meara, @Old Jew

    Really, Denis McDonough is Jewish? Ashkenazi or Sephardi? Vilsack?

    PS Kerry ain’t Jewish either.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Jack D

    Special climate advisor at the UN. ( decidedly lacking in any training in the earth sciences naturally )


    This is like saying ahh John, you still in the game ? Your so rich you dont need a salary so just pick something you want to do, pay your own travel and we will get you a badge and some letterhead for roadtrips.


    Kerry's maternal family has among the elite background in modern US PResidential politics since Roosevelt, arguably George H Bush, but wealthier. ( Obviously no one will likely have the pure net worth of Trump, but thats stil not yet the exact same thing. )

    , @Colin Wright
    @Jack D

    'Really, Denis McDonough is Jewish? Ashkenazi or Sephardi? Vilsack?'

    Read my post carefully. Neither one had been announced when I did my count.

    More importantly, we, three quarters of the country, should be grateful if we're thrown a couple of bones? Look at what you've come to stand for.

    , @epebble
    @Jack D

    PS Kerry ain’t Jewish either.

    How about Ms. Harris?

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    , @Wilkey
    @Jack D


    Really, Denis McDonough is Jewish? Ashkenazi or Sephardi? Vilsack? PS Kerry ain’t Jewish either.
     
    Veteran's Affairs and Agriculture are low-level cabinet positions. State, Treasury, Justice, Defense, and Homeland Security (because of immigration) - those are where the real power is. Plus the Chief of Staff.

    Four of those six have already been filled by Jews. My guess is that Biden's Attorney General will also be Jewish.

    Biden still needs a gay or lesbian to keep them happy, and Michigan has a lesbian attorney general - Dana Nessel - who, wouldn't you know it?, also happens to be Jewish. Merrick Garland - another rumored AG - is also Jewish.

    So five of the six top positions in the Biden Administration will probably be filled by Jews. Sorry, but no one gives a shit about Secretary of Agriculture.

    Replies: @Trinity, @Jack D

    , @Citizen of a Silly Country
    @Jack D

    Kerry's grandfather was Jewish. Originally named Fritz Koln, he changed his name to Frederick Kerry. Fred married Ida Loewe, also obviously Jewish. Both converted to Catholism.

    John Kerry is half Jewish and please show enough respect for everyone here to not play it's a religion not a people card.

    Replies: @Muggles

  50. It is surprising that the crypto-Communist Biden is appointing all these moderates.

    He needs to have a bit more balance in his cabinet.

    I would suggest adding Jerry Falwell Jr., Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, Taylor Swift, Kim Kardashian, Bruce Jenner, Caitlyn Jenner, Edward Jenner, Bill and Melinda Gates, Miley Cyrus, Tyra Banks, Ron deSantis, Anheuser Bush, Chelsea Clinton, Jim Beam, Ghislaine Maxwell, and a couple of Kennedys.

  51. @Sean

    You know, maybe, Joe wants a Cabinet full of his old pals for if and when the VP tries to get the Cabinet to throw him out under the 25th Amendment?
     
    Exactly. They will know their future under Biden is secure and any successor would distrust them. Also, with his team surrounding him, Biden will be insulated from the lower orders of the administration and government machinery, who will not be able to recount instances of his senior moments when he is actually cognating in real time. There is no established treatment for mild cognitive impairment so I doubt drugs are being given to him, but Biden has been doing politics at a high level since he was 29, so can be coached and rehearsed enough to seem 100% (for his age) long after that is not the case

    It was a good question. Feinstein seemed sharp and focussed. For decades, she has been the epitome of a female trailblazer in Washington, always hyper-prepared. But this time, after Dorsey responded, Feinstein asked him the same question again, reading it word for word, along with the Trump tweet. Her inflection was eerily identical. Feinstein looked and sounded just as authoritative, seemingly registering no awareness that she was repeating herself verbatim.
     
    Biden's chief of Staff and counselor are both going to have the job of vetting those given meetings with the President in order to prevent any stories getting out. I wonder if stories of incapacity about Harris will start immediately. Biden's loyalists have not forgotten the way she went after him in the Dem candidate debate like no other participant. Ways will be found to stop her coasting along in high public regard while Biden makes tough decisions. This may happens swiftly because Biden's bone fracture is a very ominous sign, and they will not want Kamala getting any funny ideas.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Jonathan Mason

    There is no established treatment for mild cognitive impairment so I doubt drugs are being given to him…

    Aricept.

    • Replies: @SWVirginian
    @Jonathan Mason

    Aricept is correct; however, it works best when administered very early in the process, so early in fact that the cognitive decline may not be noticeable to most people. Poor old Uncle Joe is well past that stage!

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason

  52. Anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:

    Affluent jews provide virtually all the funding to the modern democrat party as Isteve summarized not long ago and is readily apparent to anyone in cursory examination.

    No surprise weve seen Jews appointed at State, Treasury, and likely Attorney General.

    Does anyone think the rest are more than a color and shapes puzzle ? Could anyone name any of the departments much less the people ?

  53. @Steve Sailer
    @Sean

    Perhaps Joe picked Kamala because she isn't all that popular and isn't that likely to succeed in overthrowing him?

    Replies: @Guy De Champlagne, @Old Prude, @Sean, @Anonymous, @Jonathan Mason, @J.Ross, @JimB, @kpkinsunnyphiladelphia, @Reg Cæsar

    A strange pick, really, because racially she is neither fish nor fowl, and it was no help to him in the election to have California delivered.

    Had Biden selected Valerie Demings from Florida, there was a chance of tipping that state his way, which would have made the election pretty much a landslide, with Florida being the third largest state in population.

    Most likely it was not a personal decision but one made by his handlers, but given that he is 77 years old and mentally failing, it seems more likely that she was chosen as the heir apparent, and perhaps the belief was that she is a very capable operator, but not necessarily a good media performer, who once in office she would become much more popular.

    All she needs to do is to behave like a first lady, and associate herself with a few lightweight popular causes like legalizing online poker and pot, and she will be in like Flynn.

    Although possibly Flynn is no longer in.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
    @Jonathan Mason

    'A strange pick, really, because racially she is neither fish nor fowl, and it was no help to him in the election to have California delivered.'

    Harris made clear her unconditional subservience to Israel, though. Plus, she's 'black.' Really, she was the only possible choice for the VP slot.

    , @Mike Tre
    @Jonathan Mason

    Is it a realistic possibility that Biden (or his people) picked Komodo as merely a very very very ignorant and transparent way of securing the black (and other lesser minorities) vote?

  54. I’ve been playing a lot of computer chess lately. Playing above my pay grade. And I’ve been stunned by how ruthlessly relentless my computer opponent is in revealing my flaws to me. Sometimes it’s evident within three moves. (I’ve never studied openings). But overall, the impression is one of being hounded by a relentless steamroller, or a super predator bear whose entire life’s mission has been to devouring helpless human beings. (Though, occasionally, I win.)

    That’s the basis of my remark earlier about how Intelligence alone should not be considered as the basis for selecting the leadership of a human society. Because, as is obvious now, an intelligent computer can defeat even the best of Grand Masters.

    So, humans have created this machine which can out think them.

    Now, on to the Great Reset.

    The Great Reset is nothing other than handing all the key decisions relating to the governance of Planet Earth, over to the Master Computer.

    The Big Data has all been gathered. Citizens carry cell phones about with them which track their daily habits. TVs and computers evesdrop on us in our living rooms. People voluntarily share all the private on Facebook and the like. New autos, equipped with GPSs transmit our position instantaneously. Our bank accounts are digitized data. Video cameras record us on the sidewalks of our cities and take photos of our car’s license plates at interstate tollbooths and city intersections. Etc. Etc.

    That Joe Biden is president matters not in the least. He–and his appointees–will be told what to think do and say. His senescence is not a liability. He is perfect for the job. An empty suit.

    All those huge new servers built out in the Western deserts by MicroSoft and the like are the new boss. The Powers that Be are handing off governance to the biggest Supreme Intelligence on planet Earth.

    And its dictates will be relentless, unless they managed to program some simulacrum of compassion into the Thing.

    But the machine will never know what it’s like to have felt the ecstasy of lying in a woman’s embrace. So I don’t trust it.

    Let it manage Musk’s Spaceship Earth geodesic dome on Mars. It’s program is not compatible with the organic symbiosis of living on/with our Earth.

    • Replies: @Whiskey
    @ThreeCranes

    I have never seen a computer operate without power. Batteries only run so long. Fiber optic cables get cut by accident all the time. Microwave transmission is line of sight only.

    Replies: @Joe Stalin

  55. @Colin Wright
    Look on the bright side: there were six whites among his first twelve appointments -- but if you count Kerry as one, they were all Jews.

    But don't get upset. You shouldn't do anything. Remember that.

    Replies: @J, @Jack D, @Pop Warner, @Art Deco, @James O'Meara, @Old Jew

    Nononono, you’re only supposed to refer to them as white when criticizing the choices. You can’t actually ask what specific ethnicity they are, that would be antisemitic!

  56. Anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jack D
    @Colin Wright

    Really, Denis McDonough is Jewish? Ashkenazi or Sephardi? Vilsack?

    PS Kerry ain't Jewish either.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Colin Wright, @epebble, @Wilkey, @Citizen of a Silly Country

    Special climate advisor at the UN. ( decidedly lacking in any training in the earth sciences naturally )

    This is like saying ahh John, you still in the game ? Your so rich you dont need a salary so just pick something you want to do, pay your own travel and we will get you a badge and some letterhead for roadtrips.

    Kerry’s maternal family has among the elite background in modern US PResidential politics since Roosevelt, arguably George H Bush, but wealthier. ( Obviously no one will likely have the pure net worth of Trump, but thats stil not yet the exact same thing. )

  57. @Jonathan Mason
    @Steve Sailer

    A strange pick, really, because racially she is neither fish nor fowl, and it was no help to him in the election to have California delivered.

    Had Biden selected Valerie Demings from Florida, there was a chance of tipping that state his way, which would have made the election pretty much a landslide, with Florida being the third largest state in population.

    Most likely it was not a personal decision but one made by his handlers, but given that he is 77 years old and mentally failing, it seems more likely that she was chosen as the heir apparent, and perhaps the belief was that she is a very capable operator, but not necessarily a good media performer, who once in office she would become much more popular.

    All she needs to do is to behave like a first lady, and associate herself with a few lightweight popular causes like legalizing online poker and pot, and she will be in like Flynn.

    Although possibly Flynn is no longer in.

    Replies: @Colin Wright, @Mike Tre

    ‘A strange pick, really, because racially she is neither fish nor fowl, and it was no help to him in the election to have California delivered.’

    Harris made clear her unconditional subservience to Israel, though. Plus, she’s ‘black.’ Really, she was the only possible choice for the VP slot.

  58. Ridiculous whining. Biden’s cabinet is chock full of minorities. His first four critical picks–Chief of Staff, Treasury, State, National Security–minorities all.

    Maybe “journalists” just have some weird problem mentioning that all these guys are minorities?

    ~~

    Personally i’m comforted that Biden’s actually found a position for a white gentile–agriculture.

    I think that means they are going to let us continue to farm!

    Shows the big hair girls aren’t yet in charge, but that there is an actually smart Jew in the background somewhere who wants to actually eat during the genocide. That’s an upgrade from the Ukraine.

    But if you start to see them importing 10 million Sikhs under the new Farmer-Upgrade (FU) Visa, you’ll know the jig is really up.

  59. How many black farmers are there?

    As many as there are engineers or physicians.

    But fewer than ball players, musicians, authors, actors and politicians.

    https://www.kcur.org/news/2020-12-11/missouri-state-rep-barbara-washington-files-for-bankruptcy-citing-358-000-in-debt

  60. @Jack D
    @Colin Wright

    Really, Denis McDonough is Jewish? Ashkenazi or Sephardi? Vilsack?

    PS Kerry ain't Jewish either.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Colin Wright, @epebble, @Wilkey, @Citizen of a Silly Country

    ‘Really, Denis McDonough is Jewish? Ashkenazi or Sephardi? Vilsack?’

    Read my post carefully. Neither one had been announced when I did my count.

    More importantly, we, three quarters of the country, should be grateful if we’re thrown a couple of bones? Look at what you’ve come to stand for.

  61. @Jack D
    @Colin Wright

    Really, Denis McDonough is Jewish? Ashkenazi or Sephardi? Vilsack?

    PS Kerry ain't Jewish either.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Colin Wright, @epebble, @Wilkey, @Citizen of a Silly Country

    PS Kerry ain’t Jewish either.

    How about Ms. Harris?

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @epebble

    e, she is jewish by injection.

  62. @Steve Sailer
    @Sean

    Perhaps Joe picked Kamala because she isn't all that popular and isn't that likely to succeed in overthrowing him?

    Replies: @Guy De Champlagne, @Old Prude, @Sean, @Anonymous, @Jonathan Mason, @J.Ross, @JimB, @kpkinsunnyphiladelphia, @Reg Cæsar

    A squirrel could “overthrow” Joe Biden.

  63. @Hibernian
    @Redneck farmer

    In the Illinois National Guard in the 1990s, there was a Black girl from Mississippi who said her parents were farmers, and they owned 13 acres. I of course didn't comment on this, but it means they were mainly tenants and/or Dad and/or Mom had a job in town.

    Replies: @Art Deco, @Art Deco

    I had a co-worker whose family made a bare living from 10 acres of arable ca. 1949. Her father found a factory job when the family was just a tad too large for 10 acres to support them anymore.

  64. @Hibernian
    @Redneck farmer

    In the Illinois National Guard in the 1990s, there was a Black girl from Mississippi who said her parents were farmers, and they owned 13 acres. I of course didn't comment on this, but it means they were mainly tenants and/or Dad and/or Mom had a job in town.

    Replies: @Art Deco, @Art Deco

    Most people who farm have other income sources that are at least as consequential. This has been true for 50 years.

  65. Did Trump ever appoint anybody the Czar of anything? Or did he think this 45 year old Washington tradition going back to the 1970s Energy Czar seem lame?

    Jared was Czar of all the Russias.

  66. @Charon

    his administration will “look like America.”
     
    So: fat, ugly and stupid is the plan?

    Replies: @Kronos, @Ron Mexico, @Stealth, @mmack, @Trinity, @James O'Meara, @Mr. Anon, @S. Anonyia

    And pray tell where are you from? Tell us so I can see what beautiful people live in your country. haha. America has fat and ugly people but name me one part of the world that doesn’t have ugly people. You might can come up with some village in Africa where everyone is starving to death and swatting flies off their face, so you couldn’t call them fat despite their bloated stomachs.

    America might have ugly people but there are some fine looking women here as well. I can’t speak for male beauty because I taint no switch hitter. hehe.

    • Replies: @Nico
    @Trinity

    All OECD countries have obesity problems, the Anglosphere being particularly obese. The U.S. stands out in overall numbers but if you adjusted for the high proportion of blacks, mestizos and white trash (a subproletariat of such amplitude simply does not exist in other white countries) the numbers would look far less dramatic.

    , @Fred Flintstone
    @Trinity

    Trinity, are you really that thick? Everyone's joking around. As a date you must be hell on wheels.

  67. It’s interesting to note the wide variety of blacks that Biden is expected to pander to. Black farmers – talk about drilling down to the smallest possible group.

    The only Black group I’m interested in, vis-à-vis Biden pandering, is Black Lives Matter. Didn’t they demand a meeting with him last week to receive their reward for taking part in the Democrat morality play? In other words, we played the Aggrieved Blacks so whites would vote Democrat; what do we get?

    • Replies: @MEH 0910
    @Anon7


    The only Black group I’m interested in, vis-à-vis Biden pandering, is Black Lives Matter. Didn’t they demand a meeting with him last week to receive their reward for taking part in the Democrat morality play?
     
    https://twitter.com/Blklivesmatter/status/1336817575976726532

    https://twitter.com/Blklivesmatter/status/1336817578774319111

    Replies: @Anon7

  68. Ferguson Jenkins is a Canadian, black former MLB pitcher/farmer. Truly a rare breed.

  69. @Colin Wright
    Look on the bright side: there were six whites among his first twelve appointments -- but if you count Kerry as one, they were all Jews.

    But don't get upset. You shouldn't do anything. Remember that.

    Replies: @J, @Jack D, @Pop Warner, @Art Deco, @James O'Meara, @Old Jew

    if you count Kerry as one, they were all Jews.

    Kerry’s maternal-side relations are bluebloods and his paternal-side relations have had zero to do with any aspect of the Jewish community for 120 years. Hid first wife was another blueblood Episcopalian and his 2d was a Portuguese colonist in East Africa. Kerry and his 2d wife are associated with the Jesuit Urban Center in Boston.

    • Agree: Occasional lurker
  70. @Jonathan Mason
    @Steve Sailer

    A strange pick, really, because racially she is neither fish nor fowl, and it was no help to him in the election to have California delivered.

    Had Biden selected Valerie Demings from Florida, there was a chance of tipping that state his way, which would have made the election pretty much a landslide, with Florida being the third largest state in population.

    Most likely it was not a personal decision but one made by his handlers, but given that he is 77 years old and mentally failing, it seems more likely that she was chosen as the heir apparent, and perhaps the belief was that she is a very capable operator, but not necessarily a good media performer, who once in office she would become much more popular.

    All she needs to do is to behave like a first lady, and associate herself with a few lightweight popular causes like legalizing online poker and pot, and she will be in like Flynn.

    Although possibly Flynn is no longer in.

    Replies: @Colin Wright, @Mike Tre

    Is it a realistic possibility that Biden (or his people) picked Komodo as merely a very very very ignorant and transparent way of securing the black (and other lesser minorities) vote?

  71. Dick Allen was an ass, but he was a helluva player. How many different uniforms did this guy wear? And he played at a time when players spent a good deal of their career or if not their entire career with the same team, at least those as talented as Allen did. Phillies, Dodgers, Cardinals, Chisox, he wore a lot different hats. Another weird Black athlete of that time period was running back, Duane Thomas. If I can remember right, Thomas turned his back when they played the national anthem instead of taking a knee. Poor rich, Black athletes have been whining and whining since the days of Ali and they keep getting richer and richer in racist White America because they are adored by middle aged White men and young White males. smdh.

    • Replies: @Known Fact
    @Trinity

    I liked Dick (Richie) Allen but two not-so-great memories will always stick to him like glue:
    1) The Phils' astounding 1964 collapse, although I don't recall if he was one of the major culprits
    2) Pushing his disabled car with his hands on the front headlights, resulting in a needless and serious injury when one hand went right through the glass.

  72. @Jack D
    @Colin Wright

    Really, Denis McDonough is Jewish? Ashkenazi or Sephardi? Vilsack?

    PS Kerry ain't Jewish either.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Colin Wright, @epebble, @Wilkey, @Citizen of a Silly Country

    Really, Denis McDonough is Jewish? Ashkenazi or Sephardi? Vilsack? PS Kerry ain’t Jewish either.

    Veteran’s Affairs and Agriculture are low-level cabinet positions. State, Treasury, Justice, Defense, and Homeland Security (because of immigration) – those are where the real power is. Plus the Chief of Staff.

    Four of those six have already been filled by Jews. My guess is that Biden’s Attorney General will also be Jewish.

    Biden still needs a gay or lesbian to keep them happy, and Michigan has a lesbian attorney general – Dana Nessel – who, wouldn’t you know it?, also happens to be Jewish. Merrick Garland – another rumored AG – is also Jewish.

    So five of the six top positions in the Biden Administration will probably be filled by Jews. Sorry, but no one gives a shit about Secretary of Agriculture.

    • Replies: @Trinity
    @Wilkey

    Well one of the biggest criticisms of Trump was how he sucked up to Jews and Israel, looks like the new boss Joe " I Am A Zionist" Biden is even more of a shabbos goy than Trumpstein.

    Hey, JackD, John Kerry maybe or maybe not be 100% kosher but he has Jewish blood running through his veins just like AG Barr. Is there anyone in Washington who isn't part Jewish, Jewish or a shabbos goy? Is there an honest to goodness politician who isn't bought off by Jewish shekels? This is so funny that Kerry PRETENDS he is ONLY 99% committed to Jews and Israel and has even been labeled an "auntie Semite." So we have a guy with Jewish blood PRETENDING to oppose some of Israel's policies. ROTFLMAO AND SMDH at the stupid "American" political system.

    We have went from Trumpstein who was at least not rabidly anti-White despite his genuflecting to Israel and Jews, to self proclaimed "Zionist" Joe Biden, who is also the biggest Black ass kissing White politician in recent history or probably in the history of America. I will take Trump any day over Crooked Joe. At least Trump didn't openly condemn his own people.

    , @Jack D
    @Wilkey

    Chances are the AG is going to be black, but putting that aside, you're moving the goalposts now. The original comment was there were six whites among his first twelve [Cabinet level] appointments and that all six were Jewish. That is simply false.

    It's my prediction that ultimately 20 to 25% of Biden's high level appointments will be Jewish simply because 20 to 25% of all high IQ driven categories in the US (Nobel Prize winners, chess champions, billionaires, etc.) are Jewish.

    Replies: @anon, @Citizen of a Silly Country, @Buffalo Joe, @Wilkey, @AnotherDad, @lavoisier, @Roger, @Bill

  73. @Anon
    Mickey Kaus thinks that Biden is filling the majority of cabinet postions with trusted friends as a 25th Amendment coup prophylactic measure. The non-cabinet, non-25th Amendment "The President is disabled" voting positions can be safely filled with potential backstabbers.

    Replies: @Desiderius, @Prester John

    Learning from Trump’s mistakes.

  74. “Or did he think this 45 year old Washington tradition going back to the 1970s Energy Czar seem lame?”

    There can be only one. Rubicon dead ahead.

  75. Blacks don’t care about representation. What they really care about is having blacks in a position to pass out large amounts of government money to other blacks. They’re all hoping that blacks in government will help them loot the government.

    • Replies: @Prester John
    @Anon

    Am put in mind of when Jesse Jackson was running for President and I happened to see a clip on the tv of three black women talking were talking about voting for Jackson because, as one of 'em said, "he gon' git us moneh."

  76. @Wilkey
    @Jack D


    Really, Denis McDonough is Jewish? Ashkenazi or Sephardi? Vilsack? PS Kerry ain’t Jewish either.
     
    Veteran's Affairs and Agriculture are low-level cabinet positions. State, Treasury, Justice, Defense, and Homeland Security (because of immigration) - those are where the real power is. Plus the Chief of Staff.

    Four of those six have already been filled by Jews. My guess is that Biden's Attorney General will also be Jewish.

    Biden still needs a gay or lesbian to keep them happy, and Michigan has a lesbian attorney general - Dana Nessel - who, wouldn't you know it?, also happens to be Jewish. Merrick Garland - another rumored AG - is also Jewish.

    So five of the six top positions in the Biden Administration will probably be filled by Jews. Sorry, but no one gives a shit about Secretary of Agriculture.

    Replies: @Trinity, @Jack D

    Well one of the biggest criticisms of Trump was how he sucked up to Jews and Israel, looks like the new boss Joe ” I Am A Zionist” Biden is even more of a shabbos goy than Trumpstein.

    Hey, JackD, John Kerry maybe or maybe not be 100% kosher but he has Jewish blood running through his veins just like AG Barr. Is there anyone in Washington who isn’t part Jewish, Jewish or a shabbos goy? Is there an honest to goodness politician who isn’t bought off by Jewish shekels? This is so funny that Kerry PRETENDS he is ONLY 99% committed to Jews and Israel and has even been labeled an “auntie Semite.” So we have a guy with Jewish blood PRETENDING to oppose some of Israel’s policies. ROTFLMAO AND SMDH at the stupid “American” political system.

    We have went from Trumpstein who was at least not rabidly anti-White despite his genuflecting to Israel and Jews, to self proclaimed “Zionist” Joe Biden, who is also the biggest Black ass kissing White politician in recent history or probably in the history of America. I will take Trump any day over Crooked Joe. At least Trump didn’t openly condemn his own people.

  77. @Steve Sailer
    @Sean

    Perhaps Joe picked Kamala because she isn't all that popular and isn't that likely to succeed in overthrowing him?

    Replies: @Guy De Champlagne, @Old Prude, @Sean, @Anonymous, @Jonathan Mason, @J.Ross, @JimB, @kpkinsunnyphiladelphia, @Reg Cæsar

    Perhaps Joe picked Kamala because she isn’t all that popular and isn’t that likely to succeed in overthrowing him?

    At the very beginning of the Democrat primaries I guessed it would be Joe and Kamala by hook or by crook. But during the heat of the primary, they looked down and out, and I thought maybe they were. But then Jim Clyburn rallied black lady voters in S Carolina to save Joe’s bacon in the primary and black election workers in the battleground states to stuff the ballot boxes during the election. So, Joe owes his victory 100% to the black political machine. Joe paid the black machine back with a female (25%) black VP, but one they utterly loathed. If he had picked Stacey Abrams, the machine would have insisted Joe step down ASAP.

    Since basically Joe is mentally out of it, I’m guessing these Machiavellian maneuvers were dreamed up by Dr Jill. Wow, she seems even smarter than Hillary.

  78. The pressure on the Democratic president-elect is intense … and it’s coming from all sides.

    It’s quite a feat, to pressure a noodle.

  79. @Jon Halpenny
    I suppose we should not be surprised by how many Jews he has appointed.

    Replies: @Guy De Champlagne, @Hannah Katz

    No surprise at all, Guy. They are about the only whites that voted for Joe. At least knowingly voted for the putz. Many whites pushed the Trump button but their votes were later Dominioned.

  80. @Jack D
    @Colin Wright

    Really, Denis McDonough is Jewish? Ashkenazi or Sephardi? Vilsack?

    PS Kerry ain't Jewish either.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Colin Wright, @epebble, @Wilkey, @Citizen of a Silly Country

    Kerry’s grandfather was Jewish. Originally named Fritz Koln, he changed his name to Frederick Kerry. Fred married Ida Loewe, also obviously Jewish. Both converted to Catholism.

    John Kerry is half Jewish and please show enough respect for everyone here to not play it’s a religion not a people card.

    • Replies: @Muggles
    @Citizen of a Silly Country


    Kerry’s grandfather was Jewish. Originally named Fritz Koln, he changed his name to Frederick Kerry. Fred married Ida Loewe, also obviously Jewish. Both converted to Catholism.

    John Kerry is half Jewish and please show enough respect for everyone here to not play it’s a religion not a people card.
     

    Why would having one set of grandparents being Jewish (by ancestry) make someone one-half Jewish? If both sets of grandparents weren't Jewish that would make only 1/4. Unless you are using the "one drop of blood" theory.

    As for the "it's a religion not a people card" I think that the official Israeli religious court would have something to say about your "card" reference. Admittedly it is confusing and probably not entirely rational. But who are you to judge Mr. Goy?

    This is the problem with viewing people through the anti Semite lens. That water gets very murky very fast. Depending on how extreme you get, you might end up with only a few Palestinians and some Sephardic Jews being "really Jewish." Then they are hardly worth hating on. Who do you blame for all of your failings then?

    Replies: @res, @Citizen of a Silly Country

  81. @Wilkey
    @Jack D


    Really, Denis McDonough is Jewish? Ashkenazi or Sephardi? Vilsack? PS Kerry ain’t Jewish either.
     
    Veteran's Affairs and Agriculture are low-level cabinet positions. State, Treasury, Justice, Defense, and Homeland Security (because of immigration) - those are where the real power is. Plus the Chief of Staff.

    Four of those six have already been filled by Jews. My guess is that Biden's Attorney General will also be Jewish.

    Biden still needs a gay or lesbian to keep them happy, and Michigan has a lesbian attorney general - Dana Nessel - who, wouldn't you know it?, also happens to be Jewish. Merrick Garland - another rumored AG - is also Jewish.

    So five of the six top positions in the Biden Administration will probably be filled by Jews. Sorry, but no one gives a shit about Secretary of Agriculture.

    Replies: @Trinity, @Jack D

    Chances are the AG is going to be black, but putting that aside, you’re moving the goalposts now. The original comment was there were six whites among his first twelve [Cabinet level] appointments and that all six were Jewish. That is simply false.

    It’s my prediction that ultimately 20 to 25% of Biden’s high level appointments will be Jewish simply because 20 to 25% of all high IQ driven categories in the US (Nobel Prize winners, chess champions, billionaires, etc.) are Jewish.

    • Replies: @anon
    @Jack D

    It’s my prediction that ultimately 20 to 25% of Biden’s high level appointments will be Jewish simply because 20 to 25% of all high IQ driven categories in the US (Nobel Prize winners, chess champions, billionaires, etc.) are Jewish.

    Is it your claim that Marcia L Fudge got her appointment due to being the highest-IQ candidate available?

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy

    , @Citizen of a Silly Country
    @Jack D

    Poor, simple goyim. It's a good thing we have you guys around, or we would never have accomplished anything.

    Bring on open identity politics so the teams can become clear to all.

    , @Buffalo Joe
    @Jack D

    Jack, I don't know how black andrew cuomo is, well his heart is, but I think he gets the AG job.

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy, @Anonymous, @Hibernian, @Peterike

    , @Wilkey
    @Jack D

    I didn’t “move the goalposts” because my post had nothing to do with the original comment. I’ve been noting the overwhelming Jewishness of Biden’s cabinet from the very beginning, and noting the importance of certain cabinet posts from the very beginning. You can look it up. Treasury, Justice, State, and Defense have always been considered the most important cabinet positions. I throw Homeland Security in with them because Homeland Security deals with immigration, and that is a tremendously critical issue now, and the Democrats know it.

    But making the excuse that Jews should have a greater share of Biden’s cabinet because of their higher IQ makes you the one moving the goalposts. If shares of high IQ Americans were the primary qualification then Biden’s cabinet and high level advisors should not include *any* blacks. But it currently includes more blacks than non-Jewish whites.

    At this point I think it’s unlikely that Biden’s AG will be black. He already has the “black” Kamala Harris as VP and Lloyd Austin at Defense. Biden still has to satisfy the gay and lesbian demo, and he will probably do that with the AG appointment.

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldian

    , @AnotherDad
    @Jack D


    It’s my prediction that ultimately 20 to 25% of Biden’s high level appointments will be Jewish simply because 20 to 25% of all high IQ driven categories in the US (Nobel Prize winners, chess champions, billionaires, etc.) are Jewish.
     
    LOL. And yet--according to a very prolific commenter here--Jews have had little impact on the zeitgeist. They can't be responsible for the reigning minoritarian ideology because ... their numbers are just so tiny! Sure the establishment media's Jews sound like genocidal minoritarian loons ... but that's just because that's what all college educated good-white people sound like--something the WASPs dreamed up--and Jews go along for the ride.

    ~

    No seriously. Biden has chosen Jews for all the important cabinet and staff positions--save throwing the blacks a bone with Defense--because the Democrats are the Jewish party--the party of minoritarianism, elite parasitism and elite control. (The blacks are just--not very bright--cannon fodder.) And--given the current climate--Biden doesn't feel any need to not just go ahead and appoint his handlers and other trusted Jewish apparatchiks. Any white people noticing are anti-Semites.

    Replies: @Jack D

    , @lavoisier
    @Jack D

    Only 25% are Jews??

    I thought the United States was a meritocracy?

    Obviously the Jews are being discriminated against!

    , @Roger
    @Jack D

    "Jewish simply because 20 to 25% of all high IQ driven categories ..."

    Is that why Kamala Harris and all of Joe Biden's kids married Jews? Because Jews have such high IQ?

    Regardless, the subject was diversity in appointments. If describing the ethnic make-up of Biden's appointments, it is dishonest to count "white males" without mentioning that many of them are Jews. If Black appointments are supposed to represent Blacks in the population, then the same could be said of Jewish appointments.

    , @Bill
    @Jack D


    The original comment was there were six whites among his first twelve [Cabinet level] appointments and that all six were Jewish. That is simply false.
     
    It's you who are lying, unsurprisingly. The six are Blinken, Yellen, Mayorkas, Klain, Haines, and Kerry.

    Five undoubtedly are Jews, and Kerry is whatever he is, just as Wright said.

    All six were appointed before Vilsack and McDonough, just as Wright said.
  82. @Charon

    his administration will “look like America.”
     
    So: fat, ugly and stupid is the plan?

    Replies: @Kronos, @Ron Mexico, @Stealth, @mmack, @Trinity, @James O'Meara, @Mr. Anon, @S. Anonyia

    “fat, ugly and stupid is the plan?”

    “Son, fat drunk and stupid is no way to go through life.” — Dean Wormer

    • LOL: Trinity
  83. anon[142] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jack D
    @Wilkey

    Chances are the AG is going to be black, but putting that aside, you're moving the goalposts now. The original comment was there were six whites among his first twelve [Cabinet level] appointments and that all six were Jewish. That is simply false.

    It's my prediction that ultimately 20 to 25% of Biden's high level appointments will be Jewish simply because 20 to 25% of all high IQ driven categories in the US (Nobel Prize winners, chess champions, billionaires, etc.) are Jewish.

    Replies: @anon, @Citizen of a Silly Country, @Buffalo Joe, @Wilkey, @AnotherDad, @lavoisier, @Roger, @Bill

    It’s my prediction that ultimately 20 to 25% of Biden’s high level appointments will be Jewish simply because 20 to 25% of all high IQ driven categories in the US (Nobel Prize winners, chess champions, billionaires, etc.) are Jewish.

    Is it your claim that Marcia L Fudge got her appointment due to being the highest-IQ candidate available?

    • Replies: @Gary in Gramercy
    @anon

    Fudge has been named Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, not a high-level appointment.

    Jack can speak for himself, but I suspect that by "high-level appointment," he meant Treasury, State, Defense, Justice and Chief of Staff. Some might also include Homeland Security.

    Replies: @anon

  84. I’m sure Biden’s cabinet will be the usual collection of Democrat mutants, but to be fair, I’ve had more than a bellyful of Trump’s selections, which from the first round to last reminded me of why people say things like “a cabinet that looks like America” or “diversity is our strength.”

    Trump was so busy surrounding himself with guys like himself — old, fat, White — that he never noticed they were all long-time swamp creatures out to subvert if not imprison him.

    And each one more ineffective or counter-productive in his supposed task than the last, until we got to the ultimate: William “Don’t skimp on the fucking pate” Barr.

    And the Trumptards applauded each one as a stably-brilliant 4D move to MAGA.

    Come on and join me as we nostalgically recall the Trump Era.

  85. This reinforces my opinion that people voted against Trump not for biden and certainly not for harris. Biden is essentially obama 2.0 and that number, 2.0, was harris’ polling number. The bone for the fringe was harris, a blackish woman, who graduated from a HBCU and who slept her way to the top. Is Bernie still alive? Where are the Bernie Brothers.Is Liz still around? And did the “Group” really think they were going to have a say? Going out on a limb here, Clarence Thomas retires, biden offers obama a seat, obama refuses because he won’t be CJ.

    • Agree: fish
    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @Buffalo Joe

    Bernie Sanders since the fraud has sold out so thoroughly that he deserves another house. He has been looking forward to working with Biden's handlers and has promised whoever still listens to him that specific green and red stuff will be possible soon.

    Replies: @Prester John

  86. @Colin Wright
    Look on the bright side: there were six whites among his first twelve appointments -- but if you count Kerry as one, they were all Jews.

    But don't get upset. You shouldn't do anything. Remember that.

    Replies: @J, @Jack D, @Pop Warner, @Art Deco, @James O'Meara, @Old Jew

    Cue conservatard gatekeeper: “Stop connecting dots, you conspiracy theorist! Go listen to more Alex Jones while we continue our can’t be beat stable genius strategy to MAGA!”

  87. @Gary in Gramercy
    @Colin Wright

    See United States v. Carolene Products Company, 304 U.S. 144, 152 n.4 (1938). The Reverend Sharpton is a "discrete and insular minorit[y]," all by himself.

    Replies: @Peter D. Bredon

    With his own zip code and time zone as well.

  88. When will attention be paid to the Great Nebraska Pogrom, when the deeply rooted Jewish farming community of the upper Midwest was razed to the ground by hordes of Scandinavian immigrants?And the government stood by and did nothing!

  89. for practical purposes there are no african farmers here. i’ve never seen one in almost 50 years of living in 6 or 7 states. i’ve seen a few mexican farmers, in the southwest. for every realistic purpose, european men do all the agriculture production in the US, and are all the guys working in labs and workshops to increase yields per acre as well via chemistry and robotics.

    in America, africans hate being outside, hate hard work, and hate not being in a city. farming is one of the last things on earth you would ever find them doing – not surprisingly, it’s the same situation in Africa. and they didn’t develop agriculture in 200,000 years in Africa either.

    same for construction and contractor jobs. here’s the cycle every time – Section 8 tenets destroy 50 year old houses, then a crew of guys comes in an rebuilds then. in decades and decades of this cycle, i’ve never seen ONE construction crew guy who was a brother. they wreck stuff. they don’t build anything. once in a while you’ll see the AA guy on the road construction crew holding the stop sign. it’s probably the same for mining and logging. africans also didn’t develop mining in Africa, but at least over there they demand their blue collar mining jobs.

    africans do zero of the nuts and bolts work to keep the country going. now i’m sure that technically they are maybe a hundred real african farmers in the entire country – it’s a big country – but for practical purposes that’s a rounding error. there must be 10 times as many mexican farmers and ranchers. i do wonder if growing marijuana will count as being a farmer, if the definition is $1000 worth of product per year. then suddenly there will be thousands of african ‘farmers’.

    • Replies: @George Taylor
    @prime noticer


    i do wonder if growing marijuana will count as being a farmer
     
    The legalization of marijuana has made it's growing very high tech, genetics, sophisticated hydroponic growing systems I.E. White.
    Snoop Dog aside, not many Blacks in the distribution side either. On that end they were probably better off when it was illegal. As always, they feel like they've been cut out.
    , @Hibernian
    @prime noticer

    There's some remnant of the old sharecropping/tenant farming community in the South, a fair number of whom owned some land, but I think there are few black farmers left there. I took a train from Chicago to New Orleans about 8 or 9 years ago, and, between Memphis and Hammond LA the Black people I saw, other than Black passengers on the train, were at the stations in the downtown areas of the small towns.

    Replies: @Almost Missouri

  90. Where have all the Czars gone?, long time passing… The last actual Czar and his whole family were murdered by the Commies a century and 2 years back. When will they ever learn? When will they ever learn?

    On a lighter note, your fisking of this article taking all this complicated appointments of the fringes was one of your best posts in quite a while, IMO.

    … others point out that his earliest choices included four white men who are close confidants to serve as chief of staff, secretary of state, national security adviser and his top political adviser, leaving the impression that for the administration’s most critical jobs Mr. Biden planned to rely on the same cadre of aides he has had for years.

    I’m shocked, shocked to learn that for the administration’s most critical jobs Mr. Biden planned to rely on the same cadre of aides he has had for years.

    As soon as I read that part, my thought was “I guess he doesn’t really have that many black friends.” Perhaps he could hire “The Exterminator” for, what head of the CDC, maybe?

    • Replies: @Gary in Gramercy
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Achmed, Biden's closest black friend, "Corn Pop," was killed years ago in a Delaware drive-by: the infamous "Throwdown Showdown at the New Castle White Castle."

  91. … so everybody actually believes that Joe Biden is doing this? This is the permanent unelected bureaucracy doing whatever they want and signing Biden’s name. In this case the permanent unelected bureaucracy is quite sensibly and predictably employing itself and not its lunatic catspaws.

  92. @Steve Sailer
    @Sean

    Perhaps Joe picked Kamala because she isn't all that popular and isn't that likely to succeed in overthrowing him?

    Replies: @Guy De Champlagne, @Old Prude, @Sean, @Anonymous, @Jonathan Mason, @J.Ross, @JimB, @kpkinsunnyphiladelphia, @Reg Cæsar

    That, and she checked a couple of the Wokemon boxes.

    Did Biden do anything of note as VP? It would be interesting if Joe said to the half breed slut, “This is what I did as VP, so here’s your to do list.”

    Recall that Clinton and Gore put together a two page contract on how their relationship should go, which turned on having regular lunches. The lunches for Biden may consist of soft food requiring limited chewing energy.

    You got the sense that Pence was a real partner for Trump, with the kind of political executive experience Trump lacked. He never seemed marginalized. Plus he knew how to be loyal, a key criteria for Trump.

    Biden probably isn’t a stalking horse for Harris, but rather a stalking horse for the further entrenching the deep state. The best we can hope for is that the powers behind the throne are thinking more about their self interests rather than the interests of crazy socialists. May define the best of a bad — check that — REALLY bad situation.

    • Replies: @Inquiring Mind
    @kpkinsunnyphiladelphia

    It is said that he negotiated with Congress. Mr. Obama cannot negotiate himself out of a wet paper bag -- it is like he has "studied" whatever issue at hand, picked the "correct" stand, and anyone who disagrees is a Bitter Clinger or some such thing.

    Of Mr. Biden, it was said, that he was a "McConnell whisperer." Kentucky. Blue grass. Horses. A horse whisperer as someone who has a knack to train a skittish horse?

    He was given the authority to cut a deal on Mr. Obama's promise to raise taxes on the rich and the Republican aversion to taxing anyone. A cut a deal he did. I think. Mr. Obama just closed his eyes and signed the legislation.

  93. @Charon
    So--upon rereading the piece--it appears that the message is that Joe Biden is another racist white male. Why didn't we expect this? Is he going to build more wall too?

    The obvious solution is that no white males should be permitted to hold any office whatsoever. Yeah, sounds crazy right? Just watch.

    Joe's days are numbered.

    Replies: @Kronos, @Anonymous, @J.Ross

    His days are numbered by the fact that he’s an ancient doddering corpse and the “threat” you imply doesn’t work because Biden’s caste no more needs to obey diversity diktats than they need to respect lockdown guidelines or drive the speed limit or not rape people. Diversity diktats are for you, not them.

    • Agree: Peterike
  94. in colorado, growing hemp for CBD with THC under 0.3% has been legal for years, and nationally i believe it has been legal since 14 or 18. it pays more than pretty much any other crop per acre per input, more than soybeans which are the main cash crop nationally right now. last time i ran the numbers CBD hemp paid like $50,000 to $75,000 per acre if you do it right.

    yet it’s actually kind of hard to grow all female hemp plants over an acre or more, and get it processed correctly for CBD harvest due to a processing bottleneck. you can’t even do it without a supply of young female plants – seeds are too risky. and you have to book fall harvesting in advance with a contract, otherwise you might not get your plants correctly processed. i know a guy with 3 available acres in colorado who is up for trying it, and we didn’t even bother due to the difficulty.

    i would bet that there are less than 10 africans with a CBD hemp setup as big as an acre.

    tobacco is on it’s way out, and there are less tobacco farms every year. backwater hicks and illegal aliens from mexico do all the work at those places anyway.

  95. @Buffalo Joe
    This reinforces my opinion that people voted against Trump not for biden and certainly not for harris. Biden is essentially obama 2.0 and that number, 2.0, was harris' polling number. The bone for the fringe was harris, a blackish woman, who graduated from a HBCU and who slept her way to the top. Is Bernie still alive? Where are the Bernie Brothers.Is Liz still around? And did the "Group" really think they were going to have a say? Going out on a limb here, Clarence Thomas retires, biden offers obama a seat, obama refuses because he won't be CJ.

    Replies: @J.Ross

    Bernie Sanders since the fraud has sold out so thoroughly that he deserves another house. He has been looking forward to working with Biden’s handlers and has promised whoever still listens to him that specific green and red stuff will be possible soon.

    • LOL: Buffalo Joe
    • Replies: @Prester John
    @J.Ross

    Not for one minute did I ever believe that this guy Sanders was a "socialist." I knew the guy was a fake, phony fraud from Day One.

  96. @Jack D
    @Wilkey

    Chances are the AG is going to be black, but putting that aside, you're moving the goalposts now. The original comment was there were six whites among his first twelve [Cabinet level] appointments and that all six were Jewish. That is simply false.

    It's my prediction that ultimately 20 to 25% of Biden's high level appointments will be Jewish simply because 20 to 25% of all high IQ driven categories in the US (Nobel Prize winners, chess champions, billionaires, etc.) are Jewish.

    Replies: @anon, @Citizen of a Silly Country, @Buffalo Joe, @Wilkey, @AnotherDad, @lavoisier, @Roger, @Bill

    Poor, simple goyim. It’s a good thing we have you guys around, or we would never have accomplished anything.

    Bring on open identity politics so the teams can become clear to all.

  97. @Achmed E. Newman
    Where have all the Czars gone?, long time passing... The last actual Czar and his whole family were murdered by the Commies a century and 2 years back. When will they ever learn? When will they ever learn?

    On a lighter note, your fisking of this article taking all this complicated appointments of the fringes was one of your best posts in quite a while, IMO.


    ... others point out that his earliest choices included four white men who are close confidants to serve as chief of staff, secretary of state, national security adviser and his top political adviser, leaving the impression that for the administration’s most critical jobs Mr. Biden planned to rely on the same cadre of aides he has had for years.
     
    I’m shocked, shocked to learn that for the administration’s most critical jobs Mr. Biden planned to rely on the same cadre of aides he has had for years.
     
    As soon as I read that part, my thought was "I guess he doesn't really have that many black friends." Perhaps he could hire "The Exterminator" for, what head of the CDC, maybe?

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy

    Achmed, Biden’s closest black friend, “Corn Pop,” was killed years ago in a Delaware drive-by: the infamous “Throwdown Showdown at the New Castle White Castle.”

    • LOL: Achmed E. Newman
  98. @Jack D
    @Wilkey

    Chances are the AG is going to be black, but putting that aside, you're moving the goalposts now. The original comment was there were six whites among his first twelve [Cabinet level] appointments and that all six were Jewish. That is simply false.

    It's my prediction that ultimately 20 to 25% of Biden's high level appointments will be Jewish simply because 20 to 25% of all high IQ driven categories in the US (Nobel Prize winners, chess champions, billionaires, etc.) are Jewish.

    Replies: @anon, @Citizen of a Silly Country, @Buffalo Joe, @Wilkey, @AnotherDad, @lavoisier, @Roger, @Bill

    Jack, I don’t know how black andrew cuomo is, well his heart is, but I think he gets the AG job.

    • Replies: @Gary in Gramercy
    @Buffalo Joe

    That would actually be a smart move from Biden's perspective of, "how do I keep an eye on Kamala so she doesn't plot against me?" Il Cuomo has been a Cabinet member (HUD Secretary under Bubba), so he knows how the machinery works. And he may harbor presidential hopes of his own, so he can be trusted to kneecap Kamala whenever possible.

    Good call.

    , @Anonymous
    @Buffalo Joe

    Looks like he may get doned on a me too beef from a comely white narrative favorable broad launched today.

    Italians and sexual harassment are almost redundant for those whove travelled there or NY.

    , @Hibernian
    @Buffalo Joe

    He's just been Kavanaughed by a candidate for Manhattan Borough President.

    Replies: @danand

    , @Peterike
    @Buffalo Joe

    “ I don’t know how black andrew cuomo is, well his heart is, but I think he gets the AG job.”

    I would thank Biden for freeing New York from the psychopathic monster that is Cuomo, only whoever replaces him will probably be worse.

  99. @Anon
    Mickey Kaus thinks that Biden is filling the majority of cabinet postions with trusted friends as a 25th Amendment coup prophylactic measure. The non-cabinet, non-25th Amendment "The President is disabled" voting positions can be safely filled with potential backstabbers.

    Replies: @Desiderius, @Prester John

    “Biden is filling the majority of cabinet postions (sic) with trusted friends as a 25th Amendment coup prophylactic measure.”

    It says here that by December of 2021 Biden will be history, having finished playing the role for which he was originally cast–namely to pave the way for Woman of Color Harris to step into the Oval Office, thus making every prog’s ultimate wet dream come true. And when (not”if”) Woman of Color Harris appoints a homosexual VP (probably Pete Bootie), Our Betters will have yet a second collective orgasm.

    Bet on it.

    • Replies: @MBlanc46
    @Prester John

    Well, I’d want some odds, and DEC 21 might be pushing it a bit, but there’s a lot to be said for the general tenor of your comment.

  100. @J.Ross
    @Buffalo Joe

    Bernie Sanders since the fraud has sold out so thoroughly that he deserves another house. He has been looking forward to working with Biden's handlers and has promised whoever still listens to him that specific green and red stuff will be possible soon.

    Replies: @Prester John

    Not for one minute did I ever believe that this guy Sanders was a “socialist.” I knew the guy was a fake, phony fraud from Day One.

  101. @Charon

    his administration will “look like America.”
     
    So: fat, ugly and stupid is the plan?

    Replies: @Kronos, @Ron Mexico, @Stealth, @mmack, @Trinity, @James O'Meara, @Mr. Anon, @S. Anonyia

    So: fat, ugly and stupid is the plan?

    And tattooed. You forgot tattooed.

    • Agree: AnotherDad
  102. @Anon
    Blacks don't care about representation. What they really care about is having blacks in a position to pass out large amounts of government money to other blacks. They're all hoping that blacks in government will help them loot the government.

    Replies: @Prester John

    Am put in mind of when Jesse Jackson was running for President and I happened to see a clip on the tv of three black women talking were talking about voting for Jackson because, as one of ’em said, “he gon’ git us moneh.”

  103. @Buffalo Joe
    @Jack D

    Jack, I don't know how black andrew cuomo is, well his heart is, but I think he gets the AG job.

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy, @Anonymous, @Hibernian, @Peterike

    That would actually be a smart move from Biden’s perspective of, “how do I keep an eye on Kamala so she doesn’t plot against me?” Il Cuomo has been a Cabinet member (HUD Secretary under Bubba), so he knows how the machinery works. And he may harbor presidential hopes of his own, so he can be trusted to kneecap Kamala whenever possible.

    Good call.

  104. @Redneck farmer
    As a cost saving measure, the Clinton administration proposed changing the definition of "farmer" from someone who sells $1,000 of agricultural products per year to $10,000 per year.
    It was turned down in part because that would eliminate the majority of black farmers.

    Replies: @black sea, @Hibernian, @res

    Do you have more details on that? It seems like tweaking the definition of farm is an ongoing issue. This 2009 USDA document has considerable information on the topic, but I don’t see anything specific about that time frame.

    Exploring Alternative Farm Definitions
    Implications for Agricultural Statistics and Program Eligibility
    https://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/291954/files/9671_eib49.pdf

  105. Did Trump ever appoint anybody the Czar of anything?

    Presidents don’t themselves refer to any of their appointees as “czar”. Czar is what the press decides to call the occasional appointee. So given the MSM’s general view of Trump, they would have gone with a term like “gauleiter” or “reichsführer”.

    • LOL: Mr. Anon, AnotherDad
    • Replies: @Bardon Kaldian
    @International Jew

    I can't understand why they label a high official for something (say, Covid-19) "czar". Czar is emperor. Actually, "gauleiter" or some English equivalent would be more appropriate.

  106. @Jack D
    @Wilkey

    Chances are the AG is going to be black, but putting that aside, you're moving the goalposts now. The original comment was there were six whites among his first twelve [Cabinet level] appointments and that all six were Jewish. That is simply false.

    It's my prediction that ultimately 20 to 25% of Biden's high level appointments will be Jewish simply because 20 to 25% of all high IQ driven categories in the US (Nobel Prize winners, chess champions, billionaires, etc.) are Jewish.

    Replies: @anon, @Citizen of a Silly Country, @Buffalo Joe, @Wilkey, @AnotherDad, @lavoisier, @Roger, @Bill

    I didn’t “move the goalposts” because my post had nothing to do with the original comment. I’ve been noting the overwhelming Jewishness of Biden’s cabinet from the very beginning, and noting the importance of certain cabinet posts from the very beginning. You can look it up. Treasury, Justice, State, and Defense have always been considered the most important cabinet positions. I throw Homeland Security in with them because Homeland Security deals with immigration, and that is a tremendously critical issue now, and the Democrats know it.

    But making the excuse that Jews should have a greater share of Biden’s cabinet because of their higher IQ makes you the one moving the goalposts. If shares of high IQ Americans were the primary qualification then Biden’s cabinet and high level advisors should not include *any* blacks. But it currently includes more blacks than non-Jewish whites.

    At this point I think it’s unlikely that Biden’s AG will be black. He already has the “black” Kamala Harris as VP and Lloyd Austin at Defense. Biden still has to satisfy the gay and lesbian demo, and he will probably do that with the AG appointment.

    • Replies: @Bardon Kaldian
    @Wilkey

    Alright, a few points....

    1. I don't think it is smart for any high level politician -especially in a powerful country- to surround oneself with easily identifiable, and frequently irritating, minority. It is basically stupid, and it was good for Jews in the USSR of the 30's that Stalin moved most of them from highest, visible posts. Biden's appointments are not good for US Jews, although I am not sure they realize it.

    2. for these positions, one need not have stellar intelligence. Whatever I think of IQ research, all those people are never too bright- in conventional sense- but are mostly well connected & that's it. Think Eric Holder.

    3. as regards rich Jews as donors (someone mentioned that), I think one of the biggest mistakes of US politics is this plutocratic trait. No democracy can survive, or has much sense, with plutocratic oligarchies.

    That said, I don't get why are super-rich Jews so over-represented among billionaire political donors, while much more numerous (or richer) Gentiles don't seem to care. Rather puzzling ....

    https://www.opensecrets.org/elections-overview/biggest-donors

    Replies: @Occasional lurker

  107. What are the odds the Republicans — assuming they hold on to the Senate — will slow-walk Biden’s appointments and hamstring his administration the way Trump’s was?

    I’m guessing slim to none.

  108. @Dr. X

    Nominating Tom Vilsack, a secretary of agriculture in the Obama administration, to run the department again would enrage Black farmers

     

    Vilsack is a white man from Iowa, and he's got to know damn well that rural white people are not going to be hip to the massive farmland gibs for blacks that the Democrats are planning... use taxpayer dollars to buy land in rural America and give it to blacks for free -- what could possibly go wrong?

    They should entitle the legislation the "Reviving the Klan Act of 2021"...

    https://www.agriculture.com/news/business/justice-bill-would-transfer-up-to-32-million-acres-to-black-farmers

    Replies: @res

    That is valuable context for the Agriculture position controversy. Thanks. Note the tie in with the Pigford settlements mentioned in a comment just before yours.

    Any thoughts on their use of quotes around ‘Justice’ in the headline?

  109. @Buffalo Joe
    @Jack D

    Jack, I don't know how black andrew cuomo is, well his heart is, but I think he gets the AG job.

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy, @Anonymous, @Hibernian, @Peterike

    Looks like he may get doned on a me too beef from a comely white narrative favorable broad launched today.

    Italians and sexual harassment are almost redundant for those whove travelled there or NY.

  110. So Vilsack (D-Monsanto) is once again going to be appointed to be Secretary of Agriculture Agribusiness?

  111. @RichardTaylor
    He probably wants old friends on his cabinet who won't enact the 25th amendment. Those will tend to be White guys who couldn't care less about White people in general, but will protect an old friend.

    Replies: @Hypnotoad666

    He probably wants old friends on his cabinet who won’t enact the 25th amendment.

    It also may reflect that he realizes he is only going to be able to serve one term at most. So perhaps he doesn’t feel the need to pander to anybody – at least not for purposes of winning reelection.

    That would be a liberating perspective to have as President. (Although it would be counterproductive to announce such an intent publicly.)

    • Agree: Gary in Gramercy
  112. @prime noticer
    for practical purposes there are no african farmers here. i've never seen one in almost 50 years of living in 6 or 7 states. i've seen a few mexican farmers, in the southwest. for every realistic purpose, european men do all the agriculture production in the US, and are all the guys working in labs and workshops to increase yields per acre as well via chemistry and robotics.

    in America, africans hate being outside, hate hard work, and hate not being in a city. farming is one of the last things on earth you would ever find them doing - not surprisingly, it's the same situation in Africa. and they didn't develop agriculture in 200,000 years in Africa either.

    same for construction and contractor jobs. here's the cycle every time - Section 8 tenets destroy 50 year old houses, then a crew of guys comes in an rebuilds then. in decades and decades of this cycle, i've never seen ONE construction crew guy who was a brother. they wreck stuff. they don't build anything. once in a while you'll see the AA guy on the road construction crew holding the stop sign. it's probably the same for mining and logging. africans also didn't develop mining in Africa, but at least over there they demand their blue collar mining jobs.

    africans do zero of the nuts and bolts work to keep the country going. now i'm sure that technically they are maybe a hundred real african farmers in the entire country - it's a big country - but for practical purposes that's a rounding error. there must be 10 times as many mexican farmers and ranchers. i do wonder if growing marijuana will count as being a farmer, if the definition is $1000 worth of product per year. then suddenly there will be thousands of african 'farmers'.

    Replies: @George Taylor, @Hibernian

    i do wonder if growing marijuana will count as being a farmer

    The legalization of marijuana has made it’s growing very high tech, genetics, sophisticated hydroponic growing systems I.E. White.
    Snoop Dog aside, not many Blacks in the distribution side either. On that end they were probably better off when it was illegal. As always, they feel like they’ve been cut out.

  113. @kpkinsunnyphiladelphia
    @Steve Sailer

    That, and she checked a couple of the Wokemon boxes.

    Did Biden do anything of note as VP? It would be interesting if Joe said to the half breed slut, "This is what I did as VP, so here's your to do list."

    Recall that Clinton and Gore put together a two page contract on how their relationship should go, which turned on having regular lunches. The lunches for Biden may consist of soft food requiring limited chewing energy.

    You got the sense that Pence was a real partner for Trump, with the kind of political executive experience Trump lacked. He never seemed marginalized. Plus he knew how to be loyal, a key criteria for Trump.

    Biden probably isn't a stalking horse for Harris, but rather a stalking horse for the further entrenching the deep state. The best we can hope for is that the powers behind the throne are thinking more about their self interests rather than the interests of crazy socialists. May define the best of a bad -- check that -- REALLY bad situation.

    Replies: @Inquiring Mind

    It is said that he negotiated with Congress. Mr. Obama cannot negotiate himself out of a wet paper bag — it is like he has “studied” whatever issue at hand, picked the “correct” stand, and anyone who disagrees is a Bitter Clinger or some such thing.

    Of Mr. Biden, it was said, that he was a “McConnell whisperer.” Kentucky. Blue grass. Horses. A horse whisperer as someone who has a knack to train a skittish horse?

    He was given the authority to cut a deal on Mr. Obama’s promise to raise taxes on the rich and the Republican aversion to taxing anyone. A cut a deal he did. I think. Mr. Obama just closed his eyes and signed the legislation.

  114. @Jonathan Mason
    @Sean


    There is no established treatment for mild cognitive impairment so I doubt drugs are being given to him...
     
    Aricept.

    Replies: @SWVirginian

    Aricept is correct; however, it works best when administered very early in the process, so early in fact that the cognitive decline may not be noticeable to most people. Poor old Uncle Joe is well past that stage!

    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
    @SWVirginian

    Well unless you actually know Joe Biden face to face, or you have seen the results of formal testing, then I don't see how you can tell what stage of Alzheimer's he is at.

    I am a big rusty at clinical stuff but I believe there are supposed to be seven stages of Alzheimer's.

    Does he actually need assistance to be fed or with toileting, or is he just a bit forgetful like all of us as we get older.

    Yesterday I spent half an hour looking for my house keys, and as usual they turned up and exactly the place where I thought they were in the first place.

    The problem with Biden is that he wasn't very bright in the first place, so he is starting off a low level.

    He was a senator for decades, and then a vice president for eight years, but he has never really held a top level job or run a company or even a government Department with thousands of employees, and the job of being president is a pretty tough one even for a young and vigorous person.

    You really need to have a strong command of both domestic and foreign policy, plus an ability to chair meetings, supervise cabinet ministers, and make judicial appointments.

    And then there's a lot of foreign travel, and you are expected to be a leader in the peer group of world leaders, which is a big ask.

    And if that is not enough, you have to deal with Congressional leaders, and all kinds of ceremonial duties, like consoling the surviving relatives of military personnel who have died as a result of your actions.

    So not an easy job, and although it has great benefits and pension, the pension probably won't be much use to Biden.

  115. The coalition of the fringes takes over government!

  116. @anon

    Representative Marcia L. Fudge of Ohio, another Black woman, was passed over for secretary of agriculture, the job she and her allies had pushed for, and instead was nominated to be secretary of housing and urban development.
     
    Wait a minute. What? She wanted to be in charge of agriculture (rural) and she ends up as head of urban development? Which is she? Urban or rural?

    Looking at Ohio's 11th congressional district on Wikipedia, it says that it's 100% urban and 0% rural. So why would she be in charge of the Department of Agriculture? What does she know about agriculture?
    That doesn't even make any sense. Unless, of course, they just want to continue the process of putting black women in charge of everything, that's apparently managed to take over the mayorships and police departments of about half of the cities in the country lately.

    Also of interest, Wikipedia makes a point of telling me that Ohio's 11th district "also has the largest population of Jewish residents of Ohio's congressional districts.".

    It just never ends around here.

    Replies: @Hibernian, @Ed

    Apparently the openly stated rationalization was that she was interested in the nutrition programs administered by this Department; i.e., the consumer side of the food cycle.

  117. @Jack D
    @Wilkey

    Chances are the AG is going to be black, but putting that aside, you're moving the goalposts now. The original comment was there were six whites among his first twelve [Cabinet level] appointments and that all six were Jewish. That is simply false.

    It's my prediction that ultimately 20 to 25% of Biden's high level appointments will be Jewish simply because 20 to 25% of all high IQ driven categories in the US (Nobel Prize winners, chess champions, billionaires, etc.) are Jewish.

    Replies: @anon, @Citizen of a Silly Country, @Buffalo Joe, @Wilkey, @AnotherDad, @lavoisier, @Roger, @Bill

    It’s my prediction that ultimately 20 to 25% of Biden’s high level appointments will be Jewish simply because 20 to 25% of all high IQ driven categories in the US (Nobel Prize winners, chess champions, billionaires, etc.) are Jewish.

    LOL. And yet–according to a very prolific commenter here–Jews have had little impact on the zeitgeist. They can’t be responsible for the reigning minoritarian ideology because … their numbers are just so tiny! Sure the establishment media’s Jews sound like genocidal minoritarian loons … but that’s just because that’s what all college educated good-white people sound like–something the WASPs dreamed up–and Jews go along for the ride.

    ~

    No seriously. Biden has chosen Jews for all the important cabinet and staff positions–save throwing the blacks a bone with Defense–because the Democrats are the Jewish party–the party of minoritarianism, elite parasitism and elite control. (The blacks are just–not very bright–cannon fodder.) And–given the current climate–Biden doesn’t feel any need to not just go ahead and appoint his handlers and other trusted Jewish apparatchiks. Any white people noticing are anti-Semites.

    • Agree: Charon
    • Replies: @Jack D
    @AnotherDad

    I would accept assigning Jews 20 to 25% of the blame for the Zeitgeist, as long as you mention that non-Jews are responsible for the majority (75 to 80%) of it. But around here the group that gets blamed almost exclusively is the Jews. Biden is Catholic, 2/3 of the Supreme Ct is Catholic, most of the Latino immigrants are Catholic, but I never hear about a Catholic conspiracy to destroy America as we know it. Just to clear, I don't think one exists but I don't think a Jewish conspiracy exists either. If you are going to go inventing conspiracies, can't you invent one that involves other faiths now and then?

    Replies: @anon, @res, @Hibernian, @Bardon Kaldian

  118. @ThreeCranes
    I've been playing a lot of computer chess lately. Playing above my pay grade. And I've been stunned by how ruthlessly relentless my computer opponent is in revealing my flaws to me. Sometimes it's evident within three moves. (I've never studied openings). But overall, the impression is one of being hounded by a relentless steamroller, or a super predator bear whose entire life's mission has been to devouring helpless human beings. (Though, occasionally, I win.)

    That's the basis of my remark earlier about how Intelligence alone should not be considered as the basis for selecting the leadership of a human society. Because, as is obvious now, an intelligent computer can defeat even the best of Grand Masters.

    So, humans have created this machine which can out think them.

    Now, on to the Great Reset.

    The Great Reset is nothing other than handing all the key decisions relating to the governance of Planet Earth, over to the Master Computer.

    The Big Data has all been gathered. Citizens carry cell phones about with them which track their daily habits. TVs and computers evesdrop on us in our living rooms. People voluntarily share all the private on Facebook and the like. New autos, equipped with GPSs transmit our position instantaneously. Our bank accounts are digitized data. Video cameras record us on the sidewalks of our cities and take photos of our car's license plates at interstate tollbooths and city intersections. Etc. Etc.

    That Joe Biden is president matters not in the least. He--and his appointees--will be told what to think do and say. His senescence is not a liability. He is perfect for the job. An empty suit.

    All those huge new servers built out in the Western deserts by MicroSoft and the like are the new boss. The Powers that Be are handing off governance to the biggest Supreme Intelligence on planet Earth.

    And its dictates will be relentless, unless they managed to program some simulacrum of compassion into the Thing.

    But the machine will never know what it's like to have felt the ecstasy of lying in a woman's embrace. So I don't trust it.

    Let it manage Musk's Spaceship Earth geodesic dome on Mars. It's program is not compatible with the organic symbiosis of living on/with our Earth.

    Replies: @Whiskey

    I have never seen a computer operate without power. Batteries only run so long. Fiber optic cables get cut by accident all the time. Microwave transmission is line of sight only.

    • Replies: @Joe Stalin
    @Whiskey


    Microwave transmission is line of sight only.
     
    Not necessarily. Troposcatter microwave communications is a well-proven in use technology that has been in existence for many decades.

    Tropospheric scatter (also known as troposcatter) is a method of communicating with microwave radio signals over considerable distances – often up to 300 kilometres (190 mi), and further depending on terrain and climate factors. This method of propagation uses the tropospheric scatter phenomenon, where radio waves at UHF and SHF frequencies are randomly scattered as they pass through the upper layers of the troposphere. Radio signals are transmitted in a narrow beam aimed just above the horizon in the direction of the receiver station. As the signals pass through the troposphere, some of the energy is scattered back toward the Earth, allowing the receiver station to pick up the signal.[1]

    Normally, signals in the microwave frequency range travel in straight lines, and so are limited to line of sight applications, in which the receiver can be 'seen' by the transmitter. Communication distances are limited by the visual horizon to around 30–40 miles (48–64 km). Troposcatter allows microwave communication beyond the horizon. It was developed in the 1950s and used for military communications until communications satellites largely replaced it in the 1970s.

    Because the troposphere is turbulent and has a high proportion of moisture the tropospheric scatter radio signals are refracted and consequently only a tiny proportion of the radio energy is collected by the receiving antennas. Frequencies of transmission around 2 GHz are best suited for tropospheric scatter systems as at this frequency the wavelength of the signal interacts well with the moist, turbulent areas of the troposphere, improving signal to noise ratios.

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

     

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/dc/Pacific_Scatter.jpg

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/9a/White_Alice_Site%2C_Tropospheric_Antennas_HAER_AK-21-A-2.jpg/754px-White_Alice_Site%2C_Tropospheric_Antennas_HAER_AK-21-A-2.jpg

    Replies: @Whiskey

  119. @prime noticer
    for practical purposes there are no african farmers here. i've never seen one in almost 50 years of living in 6 or 7 states. i've seen a few mexican farmers, in the southwest. for every realistic purpose, european men do all the agriculture production in the US, and are all the guys working in labs and workshops to increase yields per acre as well via chemistry and robotics.

    in America, africans hate being outside, hate hard work, and hate not being in a city. farming is one of the last things on earth you would ever find them doing - not surprisingly, it's the same situation in Africa. and they didn't develop agriculture in 200,000 years in Africa either.

    same for construction and contractor jobs. here's the cycle every time - Section 8 tenets destroy 50 year old houses, then a crew of guys comes in an rebuilds then. in decades and decades of this cycle, i've never seen ONE construction crew guy who was a brother. they wreck stuff. they don't build anything. once in a while you'll see the AA guy on the road construction crew holding the stop sign. it's probably the same for mining and logging. africans also didn't develop mining in Africa, but at least over there they demand their blue collar mining jobs.

    africans do zero of the nuts and bolts work to keep the country going. now i'm sure that technically they are maybe a hundred real african farmers in the entire country - it's a big country - but for practical purposes that's a rounding error. there must be 10 times as many mexican farmers and ranchers. i do wonder if growing marijuana will count as being a farmer, if the definition is $1000 worth of product per year. then suddenly there will be thousands of african 'farmers'.

    Replies: @George Taylor, @Hibernian

    There’s some remnant of the old sharecropping/tenant farming community in the South, a fair number of whom owned some land, but I think there are few black farmers left there. I took a train from Chicago to New Orleans about 8 or 9 years ago, and, between Memphis and Hammond LA the Black people I saw, other than Black passengers on the train, were at the stations in the downtown areas of the small towns.

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
    @Hibernian


    There’s some remnant of the old sharecropping/tenant farming community in the South, a fair number of whom owned some land
     
    I saw an article recently alleging that said land owners are being systematically dispossessed by some sneaky subterfuge ... systemic racism ... etc. Reading between the lines, it seemed that what was actually going on was that the descendants of tenant farmers were living on land they hadn't title to and had never paid taxes on, but local authorities had never made a fuss about it. Now the authorities were being accused of depriving them of their rightful ownership. They probably wish they hadn't been so tolerant now.

    Replies: @Hibernian

  120. @Buffalo Joe
    @Jack D

    Jack, I don't know how black andrew cuomo is, well his heart is, but I think he gets the AG job.

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy, @Anonymous, @Hibernian, @Peterike

    He’s just been Kavanaughed by a candidate for Manhattan Borough President.

    • Replies: @danand
    @Hibernian

    “He’s just been Kavanaughed by a candidate for Manhattan Borough President.”

    https://flic.kr/p/2kgxpz5

    https://flic.kr/p/2kgB6tL

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9048941/Ex-aide-claims-Gov-Andrew-Cuomo-sexually-harassed-years-abused-power.html

  121. @Jack D
    @Wilkey

    Chances are the AG is going to be black, but putting that aside, you're moving the goalposts now. The original comment was there were six whites among his first twelve [Cabinet level] appointments and that all six were Jewish. That is simply false.

    It's my prediction that ultimately 20 to 25% of Biden's high level appointments will be Jewish simply because 20 to 25% of all high IQ driven categories in the US (Nobel Prize winners, chess champions, billionaires, etc.) are Jewish.

    Replies: @anon, @Citizen of a Silly Country, @Buffalo Joe, @Wilkey, @AnotherDad, @lavoisier, @Roger, @Bill

    Only 25% are Jews??

    I thought the United States was a meritocracy?

    Obviously the Jews are being discriminated against!

  122. @Flip
    I remember this settlement with black farmers. It was an absolute looting of the Federal Treasury.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pigford_v._Glickman

    Replies: @Joe Stalin

    It was an absolute looting of the Federal Treasury.

    That’s music to the ears of Black! politicians.

  123. • Replies: @duncsbaby
    @Reg Cæsar

    Minneapolis 50 years ago.

  124. @Steve Sailer
    @Sean

    Perhaps Joe picked Kamala because she isn't all that popular and isn't that likely to succeed in overthrowing him?

    Replies: @Guy De Champlagne, @Old Prude, @Sean, @Anonymous, @Jonathan Mason, @J.Ross, @JimB, @kpkinsunnyphiladelphia, @Reg Cæsar

    Perhaps Joe picked Kamala because she isn’t all that popular and isn’t that likely to succeed in overthrowing him?

    Perhaps Joe picked Kamala…

    ???

  125. Anonymous[504] • Disclaimer says:

    who did not make diversity a priority and often chose his top officials because they looked the part.

    It wouldn’t be a NY Times article without the tetchy, student-paper “analysis,” would it? The factual way to write that would be “Over 4 years Trump hired/appointed Black/Woman/Latinx/Blackx-Femalex-Sacred-Vestals for X percent or Y number of same key positions.” I can’t understand whom they write this stuff for, because it isn’t the public, or unborn readers of the historical record. I don’t personally know any working journalists but they seem more conformist and intent on policing each other any 1950s WASPy private club ever was. Even though they know all this about themselves, it persists. Does this really originate from careerist competition, or just typical, irrational status striving within the herd?

  126. @Arclight
    It doesn't seem to have occurred to black political leaders that by relying on getting their way in the name of representation and constantly screeching about what they are owed while other demographic groups that are substantially less sympathetic to their demands than progressive whites gain in numbers and economic influence, they might be setting themselves up for permanent hard ceiling on how far even their allies are willing to go.

    Replies: @AndrewR, @Bill

    By the time the screeching stops benefitting black elites, the particular, individual people who comprise the current black elite will be retired, dead, or nearly so. This isn’t a problem specific to black elites, of course, but it’s worse for them (in a “meritocracy”) because of regression to the mean.

  127. @Hibernian
    @Buffalo Joe

    He's just been Kavanaughed by a candidate for Manhattan Borough President.

    Replies: @danand

    “He’s just been Kavanaughed by a candidate for Manhattan Borough President.”

    8D74B1E3-53B6-4505-94D3-88C5B85D32DC

    5B015E7D-8F42-42A7-AF22-DEC9ECEE6583

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9048941/Ex-aide-claims-Gov-Andrew-Cuomo-sexually-harassed-years-abused-power.html

  128. @Anon7
    It's interesting to note the wide variety of blacks that Biden is expected to pander to. Black farmers - talk about drilling down to the smallest possible group.

    The only Black group I'm interested in, vis-à-vis Biden pandering, is Black Lives Matter. Didn't they demand a meeting with him last week to receive their reward for taking part in the Democrat morality play? In other words, we played the Aggrieved Blacks so whites would vote Democrat; what do we get?

    Replies: @MEH 0910

    The only Black group I’m interested in, vis-à-vis Biden pandering, is Black Lives Matter. Didn’t they demand a meeting with him last week to receive their reward for taking part in the Democrat morality play?


    [MORE]

    • Replies: @Anon7
    @MEH 0910

    Great response, this just kills me. Everything I was hoping for, their letter to Biden/Harris was a passive/aggressive classic. I've got to follow them on Twitter, hopefully, this won't end well.

    Biden does know that BLM Chicago has stated that breaking into a high-end store, stealing all the stuff, and then setting it on fire is just reparations? There's plenty of good stuff in the White House, Library of Congress, the Smithsonian, etc.?

    If BLM marches on Washington, and I lived in the White House, I'd be keeping an eye on my stuff. Word to the wise, Joe.

  129. @International Jew

    Did Trump ever appoint anybody the Czar of anything?
     
    Presidents don't themselves refer to any of their appointees as "czar". Czar is what the press decides to call the occasional appointee. So given the MSM's general view of Trump, they would have gone with a term like "gauleiter" or "reichsführer".

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldian

    I can’t understand why they label a high official for something (say, Covid-19) “czar”. Czar is emperor. Actually, “gauleiter” or some English equivalent would be more appropriate.

    • Agree: Inquiring Mind
  130. @Charon

    his administration will “look like America.”
     
    So: fat, ugly and stupid is the plan?

    Replies: @Kronos, @Ron Mexico, @Stealth, @mmack, @Trinity, @James O'Meara, @Mr. Anon, @S. Anonyia

    Nothing like returning to an American airport after being in Europe.

    While Americans who travel abroad are generally better looking and sportier than Europeans (why do non-Germanic Euros hike in jeans and converses? It’s goofy), the average American is just sad. I was struck by how obese, elderly, and crippled (bizarre preponderance of wrist braces, boots on legs, wheelchairs, etc.) we are in comparison to the average European. And this was an airport, so imagine Wal-Mart.

    • Replies: @Inquiring Mind
    @S. Anonyia

    It is because of European Socialized Medicine

    The people with those health problems don't live long?

    Replies: @Occasional lurker

    , @fish
    @S. Anonyia


    ......And this was an airport, so imagine Wal-Mart.
     




    No please......
  131. @Wilkey
    @Jack D

    I didn’t “move the goalposts” because my post had nothing to do with the original comment. I’ve been noting the overwhelming Jewishness of Biden’s cabinet from the very beginning, and noting the importance of certain cabinet posts from the very beginning. You can look it up. Treasury, Justice, State, and Defense have always been considered the most important cabinet positions. I throw Homeland Security in with them because Homeland Security deals with immigration, and that is a tremendously critical issue now, and the Democrats know it.

    But making the excuse that Jews should have a greater share of Biden’s cabinet because of their higher IQ makes you the one moving the goalposts. If shares of high IQ Americans were the primary qualification then Biden’s cabinet and high level advisors should not include *any* blacks. But it currently includes more blacks than non-Jewish whites.

    At this point I think it’s unlikely that Biden’s AG will be black. He already has the “black” Kamala Harris as VP and Lloyd Austin at Defense. Biden still has to satisfy the gay and lesbian demo, and he will probably do that with the AG appointment.

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldian

    Alright, a few points….

    1. I don’t think it is smart for any high level politician -especially in a powerful country- to surround oneself with easily identifiable, and frequently irritating, minority. It is basically stupid, and it was good for Jews in the USSR of the 30’s that Stalin moved most of them from highest, visible posts. Biden’s appointments are not good for US Jews, although I am not sure they realize it.

    2. for these positions, one need not have stellar intelligence. Whatever I think of IQ research, all those people are never too bright- in conventional sense- but are mostly well connected & that’s it. Think Eric Holder.

    3. as regards rich Jews as donors (someone mentioned that), I think one of the biggest mistakes of US politics is this plutocratic trait. No democracy can survive, or has much sense, with plutocratic oligarchies.

    That said, I don’t get why are super-rich Jews so over-represented among billionaire political donors, while much more numerous (or richer) Gentiles don’t seem to care. Rather puzzling ….

    https://www.opensecrets.org/elections-overview/biggest-donors

    • Agree: Occasional lurker
    • Replies: @Occasional lurker
    @Bardon Kaldian

    'That said, I don’t get why are super-rich Jews so over-represented among billionaire political donors, while much more numerous (or richer) Gentiles don’t seem to care. '


    I think it may be a cultural trait. Jews traditionally (within their community) were very civic minded, with lots of voluntary do-good societies, like visiting the sick. There is also a cultural affinity to and love of debate, so you have Jewish families discussing political and social (and sometimes scientific depending on the parents' education) issues at the supper table far more than in Gentile families, thus, Jews tend to be more political and politically active. There are the Israel-shill donors who see themselves as modern shtadlanim and intercessors for Israel, but many secular Jews have simply universalized their civic-mindedness. Some donors really think they are doing the right thing for society, other are 'civic-minded' for their own caste of super rich.

  132. You know, maybe, Joe wants a Cabinet full of his old pals for if and when the VP tries to get the Cabinet to throw him out under the 25th Amendment?

    And if Plugs is forgetting then Doc Jill is getting —
    Supervising these protective appointments. Women operating through their husbands, what an old archetype, down through the ages and before the Bible was written down.

    So pitbull Jill staving off pitbull Harris, who is the Obama’s piece here, and what a coincidence, a very octoroonish POC. Amazing how the stars can line up sometimes.

  133. @Citizen of a Silly Country
    @Jack D

    Kerry's grandfather was Jewish. Originally named Fritz Koln, he changed his name to Frederick Kerry. Fred married Ida Loewe, also obviously Jewish. Both converted to Catholism.

    John Kerry is half Jewish and please show enough respect for everyone here to not play it's a religion not a people card.

    Replies: @Muggles

    Kerry’s grandfather was Jewish. Originally named Fritz Koln, he changed his name to Frederick Kerry. Fred married Ida Loewe, also obviously Jewish. Both converted to Catholism.

    John Kerry is half Jewish and please show enough respect for everyone here to not play it’s a religion not a people card.

    Why would having one set of grandparents being Jewish (by ancestry) make someone one-half Jewish? If both sets of grandparents weren’t Jewish that would make only 1/4. Unless you are using the “one drop of blood” theory.

    As for the “it’s a religion not a people card” I think that the official Israeli religious court would have something to say about your “card” reference. Admittedly it is confusing and probably not entirely rational. But who are you to judge Mr. Goy?

    This is the problem with viewing people through the anti Semite lens. That water gets very murky very fast. Depending on how extreme you get, you might end up with only a few Palestinians and some Sephardic Jews being “really Jewish.” Then they are hardly worth hating on. Who do you blame for all of your failings then?

    • Replies: @res
    @Muggles


    If both sets of grandparents weren’t Jewish that would make only 1/4.
     
    ???

    Why would having one set of grandparents being Jewish (by ancestry) make someone one-half Jewish?
     
    4 total grandparents.
    One set of grandparents = 2 grandparents.
    2 / 4 = one half.
    , @Citizen of a Silly Country
    @Muggles

    Jews really are slipping, aren't they.

    Ok class, if you have four grandparents and two of them are Jewish, how Jewish are you?

    Oh, sorry, you called me antisemitic so you must be right.

    Jeez, no wonder, you guys hate to get called out. There's really not much behind the curtain.

    Replies: @Muggles

  134. As regards politics & IQ, perhaps it is interesting to note that people’s behavior almost invariably confirms old La Rochefoucauld’s adage that heart rules a man (or deceives the mind, but, along with other apothegms, means that, ultimately, emotions matter more than intellect).

    When there was a talk about scientific boycott of Israel because of its treatment of Palestinians, Roger Penrose was against. He gave a few reasons for that, but ultimately capped it with claim he could be considered a Jew because his grandmother was Jewish. So far, so good.

    On the other hand, Stephen Hawking would have none of it & called for public boycott of Israel.

    Now, one could say that Hawking was “principled”, or that he & Penrose simply viewed those things differently. But, it is simpler to assume that, with no emotional stake in the game, Hawking just followed generally accepted views in the scientific community, while Penrose was influenced by, should we say, ancestral identity emotions.

    Heart rules.

    As for IQ, Hawking’s doctoral advisor was brilliant Dennis Sciama, a British Jew from Syria-Egypt region. It is frequently assumed that people from Middle East are intellectually inferior to Europeans (this includes local Jews, too). They have lower IQ – as the story goes. Sciama and other great minds from that area, for instance Michael Atiyah, easily refute IQ simplistic generalizations. One could say that there are no much people from those areas, but many brilliant Iranian scientists also refute these claims.

    Just- find a black African or African-American equivalent to Sciama, Atiyah or Cumrun Vafa …..

    • Replies: @anon
    @Bardon Kaldian

    . It is frequently assumed that people from Middle East are intellectually inferior to Europeans (this includes local Jews, too).

    Only by those people who have no conception of Variance.

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldian

    , @Jack D
    @Bardon Kaldian


    As for IQ, Hawking’s doctoral advisor was brilliant Dennis Sciama, a British Jew from Syria-Egypt region. It is frequently assumed that people from Middle East are intellectually inferior to Europeans (this includes local Jews, too)
     
    This is an obvious oversimplification. The true Sephardi Jews, such as Sciama, were partly European people who traced their ancestry to Spain and fled to the Ottoman Empire in 1492 when they were expelled from Spain. Their IQ is in line with other European people. In America, there were distinguished Sephardi intellectuals such as the poet Emma Lazarus and the famous jurist Cardozo. In Israel, a lot of the people characterized as "Sephardi" are in fact Arab Jews such as the Yemenites who have no European ancestry and who are about as smart as their local Arab brothers (i.e. not very).

    Replies: @anon, @Bardon Kaldian

  135. @Jack D
    @Wilkey

    Chances are the AG is going to be black, but putting that aside, you're moving the goalposts now. The original comment was there were six whites among his first twelve [Cabinet level] appointments and that all six were Jewish. That is simply false.

    It's my prediction that ultimately 20 to 25% of Biden's high level appointments will be Jewish simply because 20 to 25% of all high IQ driven categories in the US (Nobel Prize winners, chess champions, billionaires, etc.) are Jewish.

    Replies: @anon, @Citizen of a Silly Country, @Buffalo Joe, @Wilkey, @AnotherDad, @lavoisier, @Roger, @Bill

    “Jewish simply because 20 to 25% of all high IQ driven categories …”

    Is that why Kamala Harris and all of Joe Biden’s kids married Jews? Because Jews have such high IQ?

    Regardless, the subject was diversity in appointments. If describing the ethnic make-up of Biden’s appointments, it is dishonest to count “white males” without mentioning that many of them are Jews. If Black appointments are supposed to represent Blacks in the population, then the same could be said of Jewish appointments.

  136. @Art Deco
    Blacks departed the agricultural sector at about the same pace as whites during the period running from 1880 to 1940 (a tad more slowly), after which there was an exodus a good deal more rapid than you saw in the rest of the population. There were in 2012 about 33,000 farms and ranches owned by blacks in the U.S, about 38,000 owned by aboriginals, and about 14,000 owned by Orientals and East Indians, and about 67,000 owned by hispanics. About 93% of all farms and ranches are owned by whites. Most farmers and ranchers nowadays make their principal living doing something else. Tough business to be in.

    Replies: @Ozymandias, @Almost Missouri

    Thanks. Can I ask where you got your statistics? There’s been a media kerfuffle over the last few years, of which the NPR story Steve cited is typical of the genre, alleging a systematic deprivation of blacks of their alleged landowning, farming heritage. The articles tend to be grab-bag of misdirection, logical fallacies, and spurious statistics all thrown at the reader, hoping something will stick.

    At the start of the 20th century, one in seven farmers in the United States was Black. In the decades that followed, however, Black Americans were dispossessed of an estimated 13 million acres of land.

    Thus spake NPR. But of course white farmers used to be a lot more common too. But no one says they were “dispossessed” when they sold up and moved to the city.

    people of color are leading a resurgence of interest in farming in the Northeast, and yet for these farmers the barriers to starting a farm remain high.

    “Resurgence” LOL. Black farmers were never common in the Northeast. And barriers to farming for everyone are high, but only blacks get NPR shilling for them.

    Etc., etc., Pigford, etc.

  137. @Hibernian
    @prime noticer

    There's some remnant of the old sharecropping/tenant farming community in the South, a fair number of whom owned some land, but I think there are few black farmers left there. I took a train from Chicago to New Orleans about 8 or 9 years ago, and, between Memphis and Hammond LA the Black people I saw, other than Black passengers on the train, were at the stations in the downtown areas of the small towns.

    Replies: @Almost Missouri

    There’s some remnant of the old sharecropping/tenant farming community in the South, a fair number of whom owned some land

    I saw an article recently alleging that said land owners are being systematically dispossessed by some sneaky subterfuge … systemic racism … etc. Reading between the lines, it seemed that what was actually going on was that the descendants of tenant farmers were living on land they hadn’t title to and had never paid taxes on, but local authorities had never made a fuss about it. Now the authorities were being accused of depriving them of their rightful ownership. They probably wish they hadn’t been so tolerant now.

    • Replies: @Hibernian
    @Almost Missouri

    Sounds like adverse possession to me, but the requirements for claiming that are strict.

  138. @Muggles
    @Citizen of a Silly Country


    Kerry’s grandfather was Jewish. Originally named Fritz Koln, he changed his name to Frederick Kerry. Fred married Ida Loewe, also obviously Jewish. Both converted to Catholism.

    John Kerry is half Jewish and please show enough respect for everyone here to not play it’s a religion not a people card.
     

    Why would having one set of grandparents being Jewish (by ancestry) make someone one-half Jewish? If both sets of grandparents weren't Jewish that would make only 1/4. Unless you are using the "one drop of blood" theory.

    As for the "it's a religion not a people card" I think that the official Israeli religious court would have something to say about your "card" reference. Admittedly it is confusing and probably not entirely rational. But who are you to judge Mr. Goy?

    This is the problem with viewing people through the anti Semite lens. That water gets very murky very fast. Depending on how extreme you get, you might end up with only a few Palestinians and some Sephardic Jews being "really Jewish." Then they are hardly worth hating on. Who do you blame for all of your failings then?

    Replies: @res, @Citizen of a Silly Country

    If both sets of grandparents weren’t Jewish that would make only 1/4.

    ???

    Why would having one set of grandparents being Jewish (by ancestry) make someone one-half Jewish?

    4 total grandparents.
    One set of grandparents = 2 grandparents.
    2 / 4 = one half.

  139. @Bardon Kaldian
    As regards politics & IQ, perhaps it is interesting to note that people's behavior almost invariably confirms old La Rochefoucauld's adage that heart rules a man (or deceives the mind, but, along with other apothegms, means that, ultimately, emotions matter more than intellect).

    When there was a talk about scientific boycott of Israel because of its treatment of Palestinians, Roger Penrose was against. He gave a few reasons for that, but ultimately capped it with claim he could be considered a Jew because his grandmother was Jewish. So far, so good.

    On the other hand, Stephen Hawking would have none of it & called for public boycott of Israel.

    Now, one could say that Hawking was "principled", or that he & Penrose simply viewed those things differently. But, it is simpler to assume that, with no emotional stake in the game, Hawking just followed generally accepted views in the scientific community, while Penrose was influenced by, should we say, ancestral identity emotions.

    Heart rules.

    As for IQ, Hawking's doctoral advisor was brilliant Dennis Sciama, a British Jew from Syria-Egypt region. It is frequently assumed that people from Middle East are intellectually inferior to Europeans (this includes local Jews, too). They have lower IQ - as the story goes. Sciama and other great minds from that area, for instance Michael Atiyah, easily refute IQ simplistic generalizations. One could say that there are no much people from those areas, but many brilliant Iranian scientists also refute these claims.

    Just- find a black African or African-American equivalent to Sciama, Atiyah or Cumrun Vafa .....

    Replies: @anon, @Jack D

    . It is frequently assumed that people from Middle East are intellectually inferior to Europeans (this includes local Jews, too).

    Only by those people who have no conception of Variance.

    • Replies: @Bardon Kaldian
    @anon

    Variate blacks as much as you can & I kind of know you won't get Vafa, Maldacena, Mizrakhani, ...

    Replies: @anon

  140. @Anon

    The episode was only one piece of a concerted campaign by activists to demand the president-elect make good on his promise that his administration will “look like America.”
     
    Yes, Joe Biden’s cabinet is as diverse as any synagogue in America. He’s got a Cuban Jew (Mayorkas), a Polish Jew (Yellen), a Hungarian Jew (Blinken), plus another Jew of indeterminate origins (Klain).

    The six most important cabinet and cabinet-level positions are chief of staff, the traditional Big Four (Defense, State, Treasury, Justice) and Homeland Security, which deals with immigration. One of those six (Defense) has been filled by a black man. One (Justice) is yet unfilled. The other four have all been filled by Jews.

    Lower level cabinet positions like Agriculture and Vetsrans Affairs (so far the only two filled by white gentiles) are almost irrelevant.

    When is it going to be acceptable to discuss the complete non-diversity of Democratic administrations in the context of the dominant role played by Jews? We will almost certainly hear no end of how “white” this administration is. But almost nowhere will we read that most of those “whites” are Jewish. It is acceptable to say that whites have too much power, even though whites (including the Jews) in Biden’s cabinet won’t be much more than their share of the overall population. But for some reason it is unacceptable to say that Jews are over represented, even though they will already be at least 25% of the cabinet, even if he appoints no more, versus just 2-3% of the population.

    Replies: @Charon, @ben tillman

    Yes, Joe Biden’s cabinet is as diverse as any synagogue in America. He’s got a Cuban Jew (Mayorkas), a Polish Jew (Yellen), a Hungarian Jew (Blinken), plus another Jew of indeterminate origins (Klain).

    The spelling indicates that Klain’s family passed through Russia. Klein is translated into the Cyrillic alphabet, and then the re-translation produces an “ai” in place of the “ei”.

  141. @anon
    @Jack D

    It’s my prediction that ultimately 20 to 25% of Biden’s high level appointments will be Jewish simply because 20 to 25% of all high IQ driven categories in the US (Nobel Prize winners, chess champions, billionaires, etc.) are Jewish.

    Is it your claim that Marcia L Fudge got her appointment due to being the highest-IQ candidate available?

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy

    Fudge has been named Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, not a high-level appointment.

    Jack can speak for himself, but I suspect that by “high-level appointment,” he meant Treasury, State, Defense, Justice and Chief of Staff. Some might also include Homeland Security.

    • Agree: Johann Ricke
    • Replies: @anon
    @Gary in Gramercy

    Fudge has been named Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, not a high-level appointment.

    Higher-level than any government appointment you, or I, or Jack D have ever been given.

    Jack can speak for himself, but I suspect that by “high-level appointment,” he meant Treasury, State, Defense, Justice and Chief of Staff. Some might also include Homeland Security.

    Perhaps he did, but the fact remains, I can just about guarantee you that there are many, many people out there more qualified to do it than she is.

    I'm not saying that Jewish IQ has nothing to do with how many of them are in government. But it's also pretty silly to pretend that connections, and general insider status have nothing to do with it either.

    Replies: @Wilkey

  142. @SWVirginian
    @Jonathan Mason

    Aricept is correct; however, it works best when administered very early in the process, so early in fact that the cognitive decline may not be noticeable to most people. Poor old Uncle Joe is well past that stage!

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason

    Well unless you actually know Joe Biden face to face, or you have seen the results of formal testing, then I don’t see how you can tell what stage of Alzheimer’s he is at.

    I am a big rusty at clinical stuff but I believe there are supposed to be seven stages of Alzheimer’s.

    Does he actually need assistance to be fed or with toileting, or is he just a bit forgetful like all of us as we get older.

    Yesterday I spent half an hour looking for my house keys, and as usual they turned up and exactly the place where I thought they were in the first place.

    The problem with Biden is that he wasn’t very bright in the first place, so he is starting off a low level.

    He was a senator for decades, and then a vice president for eight years, but he has never really held a top level job or run a company or even a government Department with thousands of employees, and the job of being president is a pretty tough one even for a young and vigorous person.

    You really need to have a strong command of both domestic and foreign policy, plus an ability to chair meetings, supervise cabinet ministers, and make judicial appointments.

    And then there’s a lot of foreign travel, and you are expected to be a leader in the peer group of world leaders, which is a big ask.

    And if that is not enough, you have to deal with Congressional leaders, and all kinds of ceremonial duties, like consoling the surviving relatives of military personnel who have died as a result of your actions.

    So not an easy job, and although it has great benefits and pension, the pension probably won’t be much use to Biden.

  143. @MEH 0910
    @Anon7


    The only Black group I’m interested in, vis-à-vis Biden pandering, is Black Lives Matter. Didn’t they demand a meeting with him last week to receive their reward for taking part in the Democrat morality play?
     
    https://twitter.com/Blklivesmatter/status/1336817575976726532

    https://twitter.com/Blklivesmatter/status/1336817578774319111

    Replies: @Anon7

    Great response, this just kills me. Everything I was hoping for, their letter to Biden/Harris was a passive/aggressive classic. I’ve got to follow them on Twitter, hopefully, this won’t end well.

    Biden does know that BLM Chicago has stated that breaking into a high-end store, stealing all the stuff, and then setting it on fire is just reparations? There’s plenty of good stuff in the White House, Library of Congress, the Smithsonian, etc.?

    If BLM marches on Washington, and I lived in the White House, I’d be keeping an eye on my stuff. Word to the wise, Joe.

  144. @anon
    @Bardon Kaldian

    . It is frequently assumed that people from Middle East are intellectually inferior to Europeans (this includes local Jews, too).

    Only by those people who have no conception of Variance.

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldian

    Variate blacks as much as you can & I kind of know you won’t get Vafa, Maldacena, Mizrakhani, …

    • Replies: @anon
    @Bardon Kaldian

    https://s3.amazonaws.com/rapgenius/Point_over_your_head.jpg

  145. @Whiskey
    @ThreeCranes

    I have never seen a computer operate without power. Batteries only run so long. Fiber optic cables get cut by accident all the time. Microwave transmission is line of sight only.

    Replies: @Joe Stalin

    Microwave transmission is line of sight only.

    Not necessarily. Troposcatter microwave communications is a well-proven in use technology that has been in existence for many decades.

    Tropospheric scatter (also known as troposcatter) is a method of communicating with microwave radio signals over considerable distances – often up to 300 kilometres (190 mi), and further depending on terrain and climate factors. This method of propagation uses the tropospheric scatter phenomenon, where radio waves at UHF and SHF frequencies are randomly scattered as they pass through the upper layers of the troposphere. Radio signals are transmitted in a narrow beam aimed just above the horizon in the direction of the receiver station. As the signals pass through the troposphere, some of the energy is scattered back toward the Earth, allowing the receiver station to pick up the signal.[1]

    Normally, signals in the microwave frequency range travel in straight lines, and so are limited to line of sight applications, in which the receiver can be ‘seen’ by the transmitter. Communication distances are limited by the visual horizon to around 30–40 miles (48–64 km). Troposcatter allows microwave communication beyond the horizon. It was developed in the 1950s and used for military communications until communications satellites largely replaced it in the 1970s.

    Because the troposphere is turbulent and has a high proportion of moisture the tropospheric scatter radio signals are refracted and consequently only a tiny proportion of the radio energy is collected by the receiving antennas. Frequencies of transmission around 2 GHz are best suited for tropospheric scatter systems as at this frequency the wavelength of the signal interacts well with the moist, turbulent areas of the troposphere, improving signal to noise ratios.

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

    • Replies: @Whiskey
    @Joe Stalin

    Did not know that thanks. Not sure it could support lots of data.

    Replies: @Jack D

  146. Black farmers? Of course there are plenty and God bless ’em all, but I’m reminded of the fun Rush had a few years ago regarding some Obama program aimed at encouraging more lesbians to take up agriculture.

  147. @Trinity
    @Charon

    And pray tell where are you from? Tell us so I can see what beautiful people live in your country. haha. America has fat and ugly people but name me one part of the world that doesn't have ugly people. You might can come up with some village in Africa where everyone is starving to death and swatting flies off their face, so you couldn't call them fat despite their bloated stomachs.

    America might have ugly people but there are some fine looking women here as well. I can't speak for male beauty because I taint no switch hitter. hehe.

    Replies: @Nico, @Fred Flintstone

    All OECD countries have obesity problems, the Anglosphere being particularly obese. The U.S. stands out in overall numbers but if you adjusted for the high proportion of blacks, mestizos and white trash (a subproletariat of such amplitude simply does not exist in other white countries) the numbers would look far less dramatic.

  148. @Almost Missouri
    @Hibernian


    There’s some remnant of the old sharecropping/tenant farming community in the South, a fair number of whom owned some land
     
    I saw an article recently alleging that said land owners are being systematically dispossessed by some sneaky subterfuge ... systemic racism ... etc. Reading between the lines, it seemed that what was actually going on was that the descendants of tenant farmers were living on land they hadn't title to and had never paid taxes on, but local authorities had never made a fuss about it. Now the authorities were being accused of depriving them of their rightful ownership. They probably wish they hadn't been so tolerant now.

    Replies: @Hibernian

    Sounds like adverse possession to me, but the requirements for claiming that are strict.

  149. @Trinity
    Dick Allen was an ass, but he was a helluva player. How many different uniforms did this guy wear? And he played at a time when players spent a good deal of their career or if not their entire career with the same team, at least those as talented as Allen did. Phillies, Dodgers, Cardinals, Chisox, he wore a lot different hats. Another weird Black athlete of that time period was running back, Duane Thomas. If I can remember right, Thomas turned his back when they played the national anthem instead of taking a knee. Poor rich, Black athletes have been whining and whining since the days of Ali and they keep getting richer and richer in racist White America because they are adored by middle aged White men and young White males. smdh.

    Replies: @Known Fact

    I liked Dick (Richie) Allen but two not-so-great memories will always stick to him like glue:
    1) The Phils’ astounding 1964 collapse, although I don’t recall if he was one of the major culprits
    2) Pushing his disabled car with his hands on the front headlights, resulting in a needless and serious injury when one hand went right through the glass.

  150. @Colin Wright
    Look on the bright side: there were six whites among his first twelve appointments -- but if you count Kerry as one, they were all Jews.

    But don't get upset. You shouldn't do anything. Remember that.

    Replies: @J, @Jack D, @Pop Warner, @Art Deco, @James O'Meara, @Old Jew

    The blogger at “Reality’s Last Stand” is named “Colin Wright”

    Any relation?

  151. @anon

    Representative Marcia L. Fudge of Ohio, another Black woman, was passed over for secretary of agriculture, the job she and her allies had pushed for, and instead was nominated to be secretary of housing and urban development.
     
    Wait a minute. What? She wanted to be in charge of agriculture (rural) and she ends up as head of urban development? Which is she? Urban or rural?

    Looking at Ohio's 11th congressional district on Wikipedia, it says that it's 100% urban and 0% rural. So why would she be in charge of the Department of Agriculture? What does she know about agriculture?
    That doesn't even make any sense. Unless, of course, they just want to continue the process of putting black women in charge of everything, that's apparently managed to take over the mayorships and police departments of about half of the cities in the country lately.

    Also of interest, Wikipedia makes a point of telling me that Ohio's 11th district "also has the largest population of Jewish residents of Ohio's congressional districts.".

    It just never ends around here.

    Replies: @Hibernian, @Ed

    She knows nothing of agriculture but knows a lot about food stamps and EBT.

  152. I do not understand why the Dems hate Rahm Emmanuel. I know why I hate him. Rahm created the Democratic party of today, but they hate him for it.

  153. @AnotherDad
    @Jack D


    It’s my prediction that ultimately 20 to 25% of Biden’s high level appointments will be Jewish simply because 20 to 25% of all high IQ driven categories in the US (Nobel Prize winners, chess champions, billionaires, etc.) are Jewish.
     
    LOL. And yet--according to a very prolific commenter here--Jews have had little impact on the zeitgeist. They can't be responsible for the reigning minoritarian ideology because ... their numbers are just so tiny! Sure the establishment media's Jews sound like genocidal minoritarian loons ... but that's just because that's what all college educated good-white people sound like--something the WASPs dreamed up--and Jews go along for the ride.

    ~

    No seriously. Biden has chosen Jews for all the important cabinet and staff positions--save throwing the blacks a bone with Defense--because the Democrats are the Jewish party--the party of minoritarianism, elite parasitism and elite control. (The blacks are just--not very bright--cannon fodder.) And--given the current climate--Biden doesn't feel any need to not just go ahead and appoint his handlers and other trusted Jewish apparatchiks. Any white people noticing are anti-Semites.

    Replies: @Jack D

    I would accept assigning Jews 20 to 25% of the blame for the Zeitgeist, as long as you mention that non-Jews are responsible for the majority (75 to 80%) of it. But around here the group that gets blamed almost exclusively is the Jews. Biden is Catholic, 2/3 of the Supreme Ct is Catholic, most of the Latino immigrants are Catholic, but I never hear about a Catholic conspiracy to destroy America as we know it. Just to clear, I don’t think one exists but I don’t think a Jewish conspiracy exists either. If you are going to go inventing conspiracies, can’t you invent one that involves other faiths now and then?

    • Thanks: Johann Ricke
    • Replies: @anon
    @Jack D

    I would accept assigning Jews 20 to 25% of the blame for the Zeitgeist, as long as you mention that non-Jews are responsible for the majority (75 to 80%) of it.

    "Oh yeah? Well, whites commit 50% of the homicides too! Why don't you ever admit that?"

    , @res
    @Jack D


    I would accept assigning Jews 20 to 25% of the blame for the Zeitgeist, as long as you mention that non-Jews are responsible for the majority (75 to 80%) of it.
     
    One of the more reasonable things you have said on this topic here. Thanks. Perhaps ponder the analogy with crime statistics and blacks? Given your numbers the overrepresentation (10-12x vs. 8x) is even greater for your case.
    , @Hibernian
    @Jack D


    ...but I never hear about a Catholic conspiracy to destroy America as we know it.
     
    Irish politicians are too graft oriented to take over anything above the municipal level, except the state level in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

    Replies: @Joe Stalin

    , @Bardon Kaldian
    @Jack D

    Conspiracy "theories" are mostly lunatic, but, let's see something....

    Catholics in the mid-19th C could have been considered a relatively homogeneous alien group; now- not. Even religious Catholics, who are in the minority, don't have any "Catholic" geopolitical or ethnic interests. For instance, virtually all white Catholics- except for mentally medieval nuts- dislike the very idea of importing big numbers of various colored Catholics. Jews, on Steve's other hand, are, still, a homogeneous ethnic-cultural group with very clear political-cultural profile (Israel lobby, incessant Holocaust mantra for white/Euro- guilt tripping, deification of blacks & other coloreds (especially among Jewish journalists & chatterati), propaganda for 3rd world immigration inundation, denigration of historical America & its founding fathers, promotion of minoritarianism & various faggy subcultures, whipping up anti-Russian & anti- historical national European animus, malign forms of "multiculturalism", ....).

    Of course I am not talking about most of US Jews, or specifically about creative American Jewish figures (true scholars, scientists, artists, ....). But, let's be (Leo) frank: public Jews suck. Most of them. It's not that public American MSM gentiles don't suck. But one can find among them a significant part which is palatable, common sense & OK. Among public Jews, activists- barely a figure or two.

  154. @Trinity
    @Charon

    And pray tell where are you from? Tell us so I can see what beautiful people live in your country. haha. America has fat and ugly people but name me one part of the world that doesn't have ugly people. You might can come up with some village in Africa where everyone is starving to death and swatting flies off their face, so you couldn't call them fat despite their bloated stomachs.

    America might have ugly people but there are some fine looking women here as well. I can't speak for male beauty because I taint no switch hitter. hehe.

    Replies: @Nico, @Fred Flintstone

    Trinity, are you really that thick? Everyone’s joking around. As a date you must be hell on wheels.

  155. @Buffalo Joe
    @Jack D

    Jack, I don't know how black andrew cuomo is, well his heart is, but I think he gets the AG job.

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy, @Anonymous, @Hibernian, @Peterike

    “ I don’t know how black andrew cuomo is, well his heart is, but I think he gets the AG job.”

    I would thank Biden for freeing New York from the psychopathic monster that is Cuomo, only whoever replaces him will probably be worse.

  156. @Prester John
    @Anon

    "Biden is filling the majority of cabinet postions (sic) with trusted friends as a 25th Amendment coup prophylactic measure."

    It says here that by December of 2021 Biden will be history, having finished playing the role for which he was originally cast--namely to pave the way for Woman of Color Harris to step into the Oval Office, thus making every prog's ultimate wet dream come true. And when (not"if") Woman of Color Harris appoints a homosexual VP (probably Pete Bootie), Our Betters will have yet a second collective orgasm.

    Bet on it.

    Replies: @MBlanc46

    Well, I’d want some odds, and DEC 21 might be pushing it a bit, but there’s a lot to be said for the general tenor of your comment.

  157. @S. Anonyia
    @Charon

    Nothing like returning to an American airport after being in Europe.

    While Americans who travel abroad are generally better looking and sportier than Europeans (why do non-Germanic Euros hike in jeans and converses? It's goofy), the average American is just sad. I was struck by how obese, elderly, and crippled (bizarre preponderance of wrist braces, boots on legs, wheelchairs, etc.) we are in comparison to the average European. And this was an airport, so imagine Wal-Mart.

    Replies: @Inquiring Mind, @fish

    It is because of European Socialized Medicine

    The people with those health problems don’t live long?

    • Replies: @Occasional lurker
    @Inquiring Mind

    Sarcasm? Western/Middle Europeans have longer life expectancies than US citizens.

  158. @Joe Stalin
    @Whiskey


    Microwave transmission is line of sight only.
     
    Not necessarily. Troposcatter microwave communications is a well-proven in use technology that has been in existence for many decades.

    Tropospheric scatter (also known as troposcatter) is a method of communicating with microwave radio signals over considerable distances – often up to 300 kilometres (190 mi), and further depending on terrain and climate factors. This method of propagation uses the tropospheric scatter phenomenon, where radio waves at UHF and SHF frequencies are randomly scattered as they pass through the upper layers of the troposphere. Radio signals are transmitted in a narrow beam aimed just above the horizon in the direction of the receiver station. As the signals pass through the troposphere, some of the energy is scattered back toward the Earth, allowing the receiver station to pick up the signal.[1]

    Normally, signals in the microwave frequency range travel in straight lines, and so are limited to line of sight applications, in which the receiver can be 'seen' by the transmitter. Communication distances are limited by the visual horizon to around 30–40 miles (48–64 km). Troposcatter allows microwave communication beyond the horizon. It was developed in the 1950s and used for military communications until communications satellites largely replaced it in the 1970s.

    Because the troposphere is turbulent and has a high proportion of moisture the tropospheric scatter radio signals are refracted and consequently only a tiny proportion of the radio energy is collected by the receiving antennas. Frequencies of transmission around 2 GHz are best suited for tropospheric scatter systems as at this frequency the wavelength of the signal interacts well with the moist, turbulent areas of the troposphere, improving signal to noise ratios.

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

     

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/dc/Pacific_Scatter.jpg

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/9a/White_Alice_Site%2C_Tropospheric_Antennas_HAER_AK-21-A-2.jpg/754px-White_Alice_Site%2C_Tropospheric_Antennas_HAER_AK-21-A-2.jpg

    Replies: @Whiskey

    Did not know that thanks. Not sure it could support lots of data.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Whiskey

    Read the link. Data rates over 20Mbit/s can be achieved with today's technology.

  159. @Muggles
    @Citizen of a Silly Country


    Kerry’s grandfather was Jewish. Originally named Fritz Koln, he changed his name to Frederick Kerry. Fred married Ida Loewe, also obviously Jewish. Both converted to Catholism.

    John Kerry is half Jewish and please show enough respect for everyone here to not play it’s a religion not a people card.
     

    Why would having one set of grandparents being Jewish (by ancestry) make someone one-half Jewish? If both sets of grandparents weren't Jewish that would make only 1/4. Unless you are using the "one drop of blood" theory.

    As for the "it's a religion not a people card" I think that the official Israeli religious court would have something to say about your "card" reference. Admittedly it is confusing and probably not entirely rational. But who are you to judge Mr. Goy?

    This is the problem with viewing people through the anti Semite lens. That water gets very murky very fast. Depending on how extreme you get, you might end up with only a few Palestinians and some Sephardic Jews being "really Jewish." Then they are hardly worth hating on. Who do you blame for all of your failings then?

    Replies: @res, @Citizen of a Silly Country

    Jews really are slipping, aren’t they.

    Ok class, if you have four grandparents and two of them are Jewish, how Jewish are you?

    Oh, sorry, you called me antisemitic so you must be right.

    Jeez, no wonder, you guys hate to get called out. There’s really not much behind the curtain.

    • Replies: @Muggles
    @Citizen of a Silly Country

    I admit I misread the original post info re: grandparents. So I made a mistake (how can I be Jewish then?)

    The grandfather was identified as having Jewish parents but the mother only by her name, which seemed Jewish to you. So it was both of them, not one as I thought in my quick reply.

    According to Jewish tradition only the mother's being Jewish confers that upon the children. The father is irrelevant. So this fact situation seems a bit murky still. As it should be since being Jewish is and can be a matter of personal choice as a religion. Depending upon which branch of Judaism.

    It isn't a "race" or even much of an ethnicity. It can be that (sorta) but you can easily put two Jewish families next to each other and they won't necessarily dress or look the same, even if they both identify as Jewish. From totally different cultures and national origins.

    Names as you originally posted are very ambiguous. Many names are believed to be "historically Jewish" but a lot of those are German or Polish or other eastern European. As has been noted here by commentator Jew hunters, some with those names aren't Jewish at all according to family history.

    As I posted earlier it is a matter of some confusion. Even the high rabbinical court in Israel has a lot of difficulty with this subject. And makes many errors according to some. Check out Shlomo Sand's book The Invention of the Jewish People. Excellent book. He is an Israeli law professor.

    His book The Invention of the Land of Israel is also good. He is controversial of course but I think many here would benefit from reading his work.

    "Muggles" by the way, isn't a "Jewish" name.

  160. @epebble
    @Jack D

    PS Kerry ain’t Jewish either.

    How about Ms. Harris?

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    e, she is jewish by injection.

  161. @Bardon Kaldian
    @anon

    Variate blacks as much as you can & I kind of know you won't get Vafa, Maldacena, Mizrakhani, ...

    Replies: @anon

  162. Not entirely off-topic:

    Today, Dec 13th, is George Shultz’s 100th birthday.

    He has seen active duty as a Marine in the Pacific Theater in WWII, has been an economics professor for 9 years at MIT and dean of the University of Chicago’s business school, and has served in four major cabinet positions under Nixon and Reagan, after first serving on Eisenhower’s Council of Economic Advisers. It is unlikely that Biden will pick even one person with even a fraction of Shultz’s heft.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @PiltdownMan

    And yet Elizabeth Holmes (and her Indian scammer boyfriend) was able to pull the wool over his eyes. Schultz's grandson, who worked at Theranos, became aware of the fraud and tried to warn his grandpa but Schultz took Holmes's side and alienated himself from his own flesh and blood in favor of the scamstress. Schultz Jr. was lured to a meeting with what he thought was just his grandpa, but a bunch of Theranos lawyers emerged from a back room and tried to pressure the grandson to signing a sheaf of papers on the spot confessing that he had leaked trade secrets. The grandson had to spend many hundreds of thousands of $ in legal fees to defend himself from the legal attacks that George helped to orchestrate. Very sad.

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/theranos-whistleblower-shook-the-companyand-his-family-1479335963

    This was 5 years ago. I don't know if they have been able to repair their relationship since.

  163. If you count Jews as part of the Coalition of the Fringes, then Mr. Biden is doing a decidedly bad job of avoiding a Cabinet of the Fringes.

  164. @Reg Cæsar
    https://www.ancientpages.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/luciadageninsweden.jpg

    Replies: @duncsbaby

    Minneapolis 50 years ago.

  165. @Jack D
    @Wilkey

    Chances are the AG is going to be black, but putting that aside, you're moving the goalposts now. The original comment was there were six whites among his first twelve [Cabinet level] appointments and that all six were Jewish. That is simply false.

    It's my prediction that ultimately 20 to 25% of Biden's high level appointments will be Jewish simply because 20 to 25% of all high IQ driven categories in the US (Nobel Prize winners, chess champions, billionaires, etc.) are Jewish.

    Replies: @anon, @Citizen of a Silly Country, @Buffalo Joe, @Wilkey, @AnotherDad, @lavoisier, @Roger, @Bill

    The original comment was there were six whites among his first twelve [Cabinet level] appointments and that all six were Jewish. That is simply false.

    It’s you who are lying, unsurprisingly. The six are Blinken, Yellen, Mayorkas, Klain, Haines, and Kerry.

    Five undoubtedly are Jews, and Kerry is whatever he is, just as Wright said.

    All six were appointed before Vilsack and McDonough, just as Wright said.

  166. @S. Anonyia
    @Charon

    Nothing like returning to an American airport after being in Europe.

    While Americans who travel abroad are generally better looking and sportier than Europeans (why do non-Germanic Euros hike in jeans and converses? It's goofy), the average American is just sad. I was struck by how obese, elderly, and crippled (bizarre preponderance of wrist braces, boots on legs, wheelchairs, etc.) we are in comparison to the average European. And this was an airport, so imagine Wal-Mart.

    Replies: @Inquiring Mind, @fish

    ……And this was an airport, so imagine Wal-Mart.

    No please……

  167. @PiltdownMan
    Not entirely off-topic:

    Today, Dec 13th, is George Shultz's 100th birthday.

    He has seen active duty as a Marine in the Pacific Theater in WWII, has been an economics professor for 9 years at MIT and dean of the University of Chicago's business school, and has served in four major cabinet positions under Nixon and Reagan, after first serving on Eisenhower's Council of Economic Advisers. It is unlikely that Biden will pick even one person with even a fraction of Shultz's heft.

    Replies: @Jack D

    And yet Elizabeth Holmes (and her Indian scammer boyfriend) was able to pull the wool over his eyes. Schultz’s grandson, who worked at Theranos, became aware of the fraud and tried to warn his grandpa but Schultz took Holmes’s side and alienated himself from his own flesh and blood in favor of the scamstress. Schultz Jr. was lured to a meeting with what he thought was just his grandpa, but a bunch of Theranos lawyers emerged from a back room and tried to pressure the grandson to signing a sheaf of papers on the spot confessing that he had leaked trade secrets. The grandson had to spend many hundreds of thousands of $ in legal fees to defend himself from the legal attacks that George helped to orchestrate. Very sad.

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/theranos-whistleblower-shook-the-companyand-his-family-1479335963

    This was 5 years ago. I don’t know if they have been able to repair their relationship since.

    • Agree: MEH 0910
    • Thanks: Johann Ricke
  168. @Whiskey
    @Joe Stalin

    Did not know that thanks. Not sure it could support lots of data.

    Replies: @Jack D

    Read the link. Data rates over 20Mbit/s can be achieved with today’s technology.

  169. anon[375] • Disclaimer says:
    @Gary in Gramercy
    @anon

    Fudge has been named Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, not a high-level appointment.

    Jack can speak for himself, but I suspect that by "high-level appointment," he meant Treasury, State, Defense, Justice and Chief of Staff. Some might also include Homeland Security.

    Replies: @anon

    Fudge has been named Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, not a high-level appointment.

    Higher-level than any government appointment you, or I, or Jack D have ever been given.

    Jack can speak for himself, but I suspect that by “high-level appointment,” he meant Treasury, State, Defense, Justice and Chief of Staff. Some might also include Homeland Security.

    Perhaps he did, but the fact remains, I can just about guarantee you that there are many, many people out there more qualified to do it than she is.

    I’m not saying that Jewish IQ has nothing to do with how many of them are in government. But it’s also pretty silly to pretend that connections, and general insider status have nothing to do with it either.

    • Replies: @Wilkey
    @anon

    Two points here, really:

    Jack’s argument is that of course Jews will be disproportionate in the Biden Administration because Jews have higher IQs. But that doesn’t explain all of the blacks nominees, who as of now actually outnumber non-Jewish whites among Biden’s nominees. Even before accounting for our much higher average IQs, Christian whites outnumber blacks by about 5 to 1. There is no reasonable explanation for that, other than that the Democratic Party has simply decided to tell Christian whites to fuck off.

    Secondly, the Democratic Party has made a particular obsession of how (some) groups need to be “fairly represented in government” (and so many other places) in proportion to their numbers. But then they go off appointing Jews dramatically out of proportion to their numbers.

  170. @Jack D
    @AnotherDad

    I would accept assigning Jews 20 to 25% of the blame for the Zeitgeist, as long as you mention that non-Jews are responsible for the majority (75 to 80%) of it. But around here the group that gets blamed almost exclusively is the Jews. Biden is Catholic, 2/3 of the Supreme Ct is Catholic, most of the Latino immigrants are Catholic, but I never hear about a Catholic conspiracy to destroy America as we know it. Just to clear, I don't think one exists but I don't think a Jewish conspiracy exists either. If you are going to go inventing conspiracies, can't you invent one that involves other faiths now and then?

    Replies: @anon, @res, @Hibernian, @Bardon Kaldian

    I would accept assigning Jews 20 to 25% of the blame for the Zeitgeist, as long as you mention that non-Jews are responsible for the majority (75 to 80%) of it.

    “Oh yeah? Well, whites commit 50% of the homicides too! Why don’t you ever admit that?”

  171. @Citizen of a Silly Country
    @Muggles

    Jews really are slipping, aren't they.

    Ok class, if you have four grandparents and two of them are Jewish, how Jewish are you?

    Oh, sorry, you called me antisemitic so you must be right.

    Jeez, no wonder, you guys hate to get called out. There's really not much behind the curtain.

    Replies: @Muggles

    I admit I misread the original post info re: grandparents. So I made a mistake (how can I be Jewish then?)

    The grandfather was identified as having Jewish parents but the mother only by her name, which seemed Jewish to you. So it was both of them, not one as I thought in my quick reply.

    According to Jewish tradition only the mother’s being Jewish confers that upon the children. The father is irrelevant. So this fact situation seems a bit murky still. As it should be since being Jewish is and can be a matter of personal choice as a religion. Depending upon which branch of Judaism.

    It isn’t a “race” or even much of an ethnicity. It can be that (sorta) but you can easily put two Jewish families next to each other and they won’t necessarily dress or look the same, even if they both identify as Jewish. From totally different cultures and national origins.

    Names as you originally posted are very ambiguous. Many names are believed to be “historically Jewish” but a lot of those are German or Polish or other eastern European. As has been noted here by commentator Jew hunters, some with those names aren’t Jewish at all according to family history.

    As I posted earlier it is a matter of some confusion. Even the high rabbinical court in Israel has a lot of difficulty with this subject. And makes many errors according to some. Check out Shlomo Sand’s book The Invention of the Jewish People. Excellent book. He is an Israeli law professor.

    His book The Invention of the Land of Israel is also good. He is controversial of course but I think many here would benefit from reading his work.

    “Muggles” by the way, isn’t a “Jewish” name.

  172. @Jack D
    @AnotherDad

    I would accept assigning Jews 20 to 25% of the blame for the Zeitgeist, as long as you mention that non-Jews are responsible for the majority (75 to 80%) of it. But around here the group that gets blamed almost exclusively is the Jews. Biden is Catholic, 2/3 of the Supreme Ct is Catholic, most of the Latino immigrants are Catholic, but I never hear about a Catholic conspiracy to destroy America as we know it. Just to clear, I don't think one exists but I don't think a Jewish conspiracy exists either. If you are going to go inventing conspiracies, can't you invent one that involves other faiths now and then?

    Replies: @anon, @res, @Hibernian, @Bardon Kaldian

    I would accept assigning Jews 20 to 25% of the blame for the Zeitgeist, as long as you mention that non-Jews are responsible for the majority (75 to 80%) of it.

    One of the more reasonable things you have said on this topic here. Thanks. Perhaps ponder the analogy with crime statistics and blacks? Given your numbers the overrepresentation (10-12x vs. 8x) is even greater for your case.

  173. @Bardon Kaldian
    As regards politics & IQ, perhaps it is interesting to note that people's behavior almost invariably confirms old La Rochefoucauld's adage that heart rules a man (or deceives the mind, but, along with other apothegms, means that, ultimately, emotions matter more than intellect).

    When there was a talk about scientific boycott of Israel because of its treatment of Palestinians, Roger Penrose was against. He gave a few reasons for that, but ultimately capped it with claim he could be considered a Jew because his grandmother was Jewish. So far, so good.

    On the other hand, Stephen Hawking would have none of it & called for public boycott of Israel.

    Now, one could say that Hawking was "principled", or that he & Penrose simply viewed those things differently. But, it is simpler to assume that, with no emotional stake in the game, Hawking just followed generally accepted views in the scientific community, while Penrose was influenced by, should we say, ancestral identity emotions.

    Heart rules.

    As for IQ, Hawking's doctoral advisor was brilliant Dennis Sciama, a British Jew from Syria-Egypt region. It is frequently assumed that people from Middle East are intellectually inferior to Europeans (this includes local Jews, too). They have lower IQ - as the story goes. Sciama and other great minds from that area, for instance Michael Atiyah, easily refute IQ simplistic generalizations. One could say that there are no much people from those areas, but many brilliant Iranian scientists also refute these claims.

    Just- find a black African or African-American equivalent to Sciama, Atiyah or Cumrun Vafa .....

    Replies: @anon, @Jack D

    As for IQ, Hawking’s doctoral advisor was brilliant Dennis Sciama, a British Jew from Syria-Egypt region. It is frequently assumed that people from Middle East are intellectually inferior to Europeans (this includes local Jews, too)

    This is an obvious oversimplification. The true Sephardi Jews, such as Sciama, were partly European people who traced their ancestry to Spain and fled to the Ottoman Empire in 1492 when they were expelled from Spain. Their IQ is in line with other European people. In America, there were distinguished Sephardi intellectuals such as the poet Emma Lazarus and the famous jurist Cardozo. In Israel, a lot of the people characterized as “Sephardi” are in fact Arab Jews such as the Yemenites who have no European ancestry and who are about as smart as their local Arab brothers (i.e. not very).

    • Replies: @anon
    @Jack D

    In America, there were distinguished Sephardi intellectuals such as the poet Emma Lazarus

    Now you're just trolling.

    , @Bardon Kaldian
    @Jack D

    Sciama was a Mizrahi (although I can't say that with 100% certainty), i.e. his ancestors have never set foot on Europe, just like most Kurdish, Iranian or Iraqi Jews. Babylonian Talmud was written by people who have never been to Europe.

  174. @Jack D
    @Bardon Kaldian


    As for IQ, Hawking’s doctoral advisor was brilliant Dennis Sciama, a British Jew from Syria-Egypt region. It is frequently assumed that people from Middle East are intellectually inferior to Europeans (this includes local Jews, too)
     
    This is an obvious oversimplification. The true Sephardi Jews, such as Sciama, were partly European people who traced their ancestry to Spain and fled to the Ottoman Empire in 1492 when they were expelled from Spain. Their IQ is in line with other European people. In America, there were distinguished Sephardi intellectuals such as the poet Emma Lazarus and the famous jurist Cardozo. In Israel, a lot of the people characterized as "Sephardi" are in fact Arab Jews such as the Yemenites who have no European ancestry and who are about as smart as their local Arab brothers (i.e. not very).

    Replies: @anon, @Bardon Kaldian

    In America, there were distinguished Sephardi intellectuals such as the poet Emma Lazarus

    Now you’re just trolling.

    • LOL: Bardon Kaldian
  175. @Jack D
    @Bardon Kaldian


    As for IQ, Hawking’s doctoral advisor was brilliant Dennis Sciama, a British Jew from Syria-Egypt region. It is frequently assumed that people from Middle East are intellectually inferior to Europeans (this includes local Jews, too)
     
    This is an obvious oversimplification. The true Sephardi Jews, such as Sciama, were partly European people who traced their ancestry to Spain and fled to the Ottoman Empire in 1492 when they were expelled from Spain. Their IQ is in line with other European people. In America, there were distinguished Sephardi intellectuals such as the poet Emma Lazarus and the famous jurist Cardozo. In Israel, a lot of the people characterized as "Sephardi" are in fact Arab Jews such as the Yemenites who have no European ancestry and who are about as smart as their local Arab brothers (i.e. not very).

    Replies: @anon, @Bardon Kaldian

    Sciama was a Mizrahi (although I can’t say that with 100% certainty), i.e. his ancestors have never set foot on Europe, just like most Kurdish, Iranian or Iraqi Jews. Babylonian Talmud was written by people who have never been to Europe.

  176. @Jack D
    @AnotherDad

    I would accept assigning Jews 20 to 25% of the blame for the Zeitgeist, as long as you mention that non-Jews are responsible for the majority (75 to 80%) of it. But around here the group that gets blamed almost exclusively is the Jews. Biden is Catholic, 2/3 of the Supreme Ct is Catholic, most of the Latino immigrants are Catholic, but I never hear about a Catholic conspiracy to destroy America as we know it. Just to clear, I don't think one exists but I don't think a Jewish conspiracy exists either. If you are going to go inventing conspiracies, can't you invent one that involves other faiths now and then?

    Replies: @anon, @res, @Hibernian, @Bardon Kaldian

    …but I never hear about a Catholic conspiracy to destroy America as we know it.

    Irish politicians are too graft oriented to take over anything above the municipal level, except the state level in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

    • Replies: @Joe Stalin
    @Hibernian

    I recall a commenter on the now defunct website "AWD" (Angry White Dude) state that one of his relatives observed John Kennedy counting campaign contributions which were being collected.

    John Kennedy and his associates collected and pocketed the cash.

    The relative was said to have commented: 'No matter how rich they were, the Irish were corrupt.'

  177. @Hibernian
    @Jack D


    ...but I never hear about a Catholic conspiracy to destroy America as we know it.
     
    Irish politicians are too graft oriented to take over anything above the municipal level, except the state level in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

    Replies: @Joe Stalin

    I recall a commenter on the now defunct website “AWD” (Angry White Dude) state that one of his relatives observed John Kennedy counting campaign contributions which were being collected.

    John Kennedy and his associates collected and pocketed the cash.

    The relative was said to have commented: ‘No matter how rich they were, the Irish were corrupt.’

  178. @anon
    @Gary in Gramercy

    Fudge has been named Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, not a high-level appointment.

    Higher-level than any government appointment you, or I, or Jack D have ever been given.

    Jack can speak for himself, but I suspect that by “high-level appointment,” he meant Treasury, State, Defense, Justice and Chief of Staff. Some might also include Homeland Security.

    Perhaps he did, but the fact remains, I can just about guarantee you that there are many, many people out there more qualified to do it than she is.

    I'm not saying that Jewish IQ has nothing to do with how many of them are in government. But it's also pretty silly to pretend that connections, and general insider status have nothing to do with it either.

    Replies: @Wilkey

    Two points here, really:

    Jack’s argument is that of course Jews will be disproportionate in the Biden Administration because Jews have higher IQs. But that doesn’t explain all of the blacks nominees, who as of now actually outnumber non-Jewish whites among Biden’s nominees. Even before accounting for our much higher average IQs, Christian whites outnumber blacks by about 5 to 1. There is no reasonable explanation for that, other than that the Democratic Party has simply decided to tell Christian whites to fuck off.

    Secondly, the Democratic Party has made a particular obsession of how (some) groups need to be “fairly represented in government” (and so many other places) in proportion to their numbers. But then they go off appointing Jews dramatically out of proportion to their numbers.

  179. @Bardon Kaldian
    @Wilkey

    Alright, a few points....

    1. I don't think it is smart for any high level politician -especially in a powerful country- to surround oneself with easily identifiable, and frequently irritating, minority. It is basically stupid, and it was good for Jews in the USSR of the 30's that Stalin moved most of them from highest, visible posts. Biden's appointments are not good for US Jews, although I am not sure they realize it.

    2. for these positions, one need not have stellar intelligence. Whatever I think of IQ research, all those people are never too bright- in conventional sense- but are mostly well connected & that's it. Think Eric Holder.

    3. as regards rich Jews as donors (someone mentioned that), I think one of the biggest mistakes of US politics is this plutocratic trait. No democracy can survive, or has much sense, with plutocratic oligarchies.

    That said, I don't get why are super-rich Jews so over-represented among billionaire political donors, while much more numerous (or richer) Gentiles don't seem to care. Rather puzzling ....

    https://www.opensecrets.org/elections-overview/biggest-donors

    Replies: @Occasional lurker

    ‘That said, I don’t get why are super-rich Jews so over-represented among billionaire political donors, while much more numerous (or richer) Gentiles don’t seem to care. ‘

    I think it may be a cultural trait. Jews traditionally (within their community) were very civic minded, with lots of voluntary do-good societies, like visiting the sick. There is also a cultural affinity to and love of debate, so you have Jewish families discussing political and social (and sometimes scientific depending on the parents’ education) issues at the supper table far more than in Gentile families, thus, Jews tend to be more political and politically active. There are the Israel-shill donors who see themselves as modern shtadlanim and intercessors for Israel, but many secular Jews have simply universalized their civic-mindedness. Some donors really think they are doing the right thing for society, other are ‘civic-minded’ for their own caste of super rich.

    • Agree: Bardon Kaldian
  180. @Jack D
    @AnotherDad

    I would accept assigning Jews 20 to 25% of the blame for the Zeitgeist, as long as you mention that non-Jews are responsible for the majority (75 to 80%) of it. But around here the group that gets blamed almost exclusively is the Jews. Biden is Catholic, 2/3 of the Supreme Ct is Catholic, most of the Latino immigrants are Catholic, but I never hear about a Catholic conspiracy to destroy America as we know it. Just to clear, I don't think one exists but I don't think a Jewish conspiracy exists either. If you are going to go inventing conspiracies, can't you invent one that involves other faiths now and then?

    Replies: @anon, @res, @Hibernian, @Bardon Kaldian

    Conspiracy “theories” are mostly lunatic, but, let’s see something….

    Catholics in the mid-19th C could have been considered a relatively homogeneous alien group; now- not. Even religious Catholics, who are in the minority, don’t have any “Catholic” geopolitical or ethnic interests. For instance, virtually all white Catholics- except for mentally medieval nuts- dislike the very idea of importing big numbers of various colored Catholics. Jews, on Steve’s other hand, are, still, a homogeneous ethnic-cultural group with very clear political-cultural profile (Israel lobby, incessant Holocaust mantra for white/Euro- guilt tripping, deification of blacks & other coloreds (especially among Jewish journalists & chatterati), propaganda for 3rd world immigration inundation, denigration of historical America & its founding fathers, promotion of minoritarianism & various faggy subcultures, whipping up anti-Russian & anti- historical national European animus, malign forms of “multiculturalism”, ….).

    Of course I am not talking about most of US Jews, or specifically about creative American Jewish figures (true scholars, scientists, artists, ….). But, let’s be (Leo) frank: public Jews suck. Most of them. It’s not that public American MSM gentiles don’t suck. But one can find among them a significant part which is palatable, common sense & OK. Among public Jews, activists- barely a figure or two.

  181. @Inquiring Mind
    @S. Anonyia

    It is because of European Socialized Medicine

    The people with those health problems don't live long?

    Replies: @Occasional lurker

    Sarcasm? Western/Middle Europeans have longer life expectancies than US citizens.

  182. Mickey Kaus Retweeted:

    • Replies: @MEH 0910
    @MEH 0910

    https://twitter.com/jeffzeleny/status/1339387955706818561


    The discussions inside the transition team are down to a series of front-runners, people familiar with the search tell CNN, with Judge Merrick Garland and Alabama's Sen. Doug Jones seen as the two most likely choices. A final decision is not expected until next week.

    In Garland, Biden's team sees someone who is unimpeachable and politically independent at a time when rebuilding trust in the Department of Justice will be critical and a number of thorny political issues could cross the attorney general's desk. Jones, on the other hand, has a strong civil rights background and is seen as far closer to Biden, although that relationship could raise questions about his ability to impartially oversee a department that is actively investigating the incoming president's son.

    "Those are the competing questions," a person following the transition closely tells CNN. "Someone perceived as above reproach or someone closer to Biden."
     

    Sources told CNN that while Garland and Jones are currently seen as the leading contenders, it's always possible that Biden will take a second look at former acting Attorney General Sally Yates or former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick.
     
  183. @MEH 0910
    Mickey Kaus Retweeted:
    https://twitter.com/HotlineJosh/status/1339337342864285697

    https://twitter.com/kausmickey/status/1339342799359991811

    Replies: @MEH 0910

    The discussions inside the transition team are down to a series of front-runners, people familiar with the search tell CNN, with Judge Merrick Garland and Alabama’s Sen. Doug Jones seen as the two most likely choices. A final decision is not expected until next week.

    In Garland, Biden’s team sees someone who is unimpeachable and politically independent at a time when rebuilding trust in the Department of Justice will be critical and a number of thorny political issues could cross the attorney general’s desk. Jones, on the other hand, has a strong civil rights background and is seen as far closer to Biden, although that relationship could raise questions about his ability to impartially oversee a department that is actively investigating the incoming president’s son.

    “Those are the competing questions,” a person following the transition closely tells CNN. “Someone perceived as above reproach or someone closer to Biden.”

    [MORE]

    Sources told CNN that while Garland and Jones are currently seen as the leading contenders, it’s always possible that Biden will take a second look at former acting Attorney General Sally Yates or former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick.

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