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In baseball, the Mendoza Line is the batting average at which a good glove/no bat middle infielder, like 1970s shortstop Mario Mendoza, can stay, barely, in the major leagues. In his 9 year career in the big leagues, Mendoza averaged per 162 games .215 batting average / 1 homer / 25 RBIs. (For the kids, he had a lifetime OPS of .507.) Baseball players live in dread of sinking beneath the Mendoza Line, at which point their days in The Show are over.

Mendoza looks like me if I were a 1979 Mexican shortstop played in the biopic of my life by Weird Al Yankovic.

As a few cynical observers have noticed over the years, Black Lives Matter has a really bad batting average at picking cases to trumpet as proof that whites are out to murder blacks for Racism. How many cities has BLM burned down in cases that turned out to be the black guy’s fault?

Will the media notice that BLM has sunk further beneath below the Mendoza Line with the Jacob Blake case in Kenosha, Wisconsin?

As I pointed out months ago, this shooting was a prototypical domestic dispute disaster.

White Jacob Blake

You would never ever hear about a white Jacob Blake who got shot by the Kenosha cops.

Here’s the Kenosha DA’s report:

On August 23, 2020, the officers in this incident were responding to a family trouble call
which they knew was between a woman and the father of her children. This may seem like a
footnote, but it is actually urgently important. Unlike many other types of calls, when police
are responding to domestic violence calls they must be ready to enter a scene that is
unpredictable and combustible. Police responding to domestic disturbances must be
prepared to encounter not just violent behavior, but also potentially controlling behavior by
perpetrators towards victims. Police must also consider the particular danger that domestic
violence situations present to children, even when those children are not the direct targets of
the violence.

When Officer Sheskey, Officer Meronek, and Officer Arenas responded to this call on August
23, 2020, they knew they were responding to a domestic disturbance and they knew the man
who was the subject of the call, Jacob Blake, had a warrant for his arrest from a prior incident
where he was charged with domestic violence offenses and a sexual assault. Every decision
the officers made during this incident, in response to this call, must be interpreted in light of
those facts.

Factual and Legal Conclusions
Based on all of the material gathered in this investigation by DCI, the evidence establishes
the following facts:

 On Sunday, August 23, 2020, at approximately 5:10 pm, Laquisha Booker, the mother
of Jacob Blake’s children, called the police reporting that Jacob Blake had taken the
keys to her rental vehicle which he would not return to her. Laquisha Booker stated
that she was afraid that Jacob Blake was going to take her vehicle and crash it as, she
stated, he had done before.

 As a result of this call, Officer Sheskey, Officer Meronek, and Officer Arenas were
dispatched to Laquisha Booker’s residence located at 2805 40th St. in the City of
Kenosha.

 Responding officers were told that this was a “family trouble” call involving a dispute
over car keys between Jacob Blake and the mother of his children.

 Jacob Blake had a felony warrant for his arrest.

 The involved officers knew Jacob Blake had a felony warrant for his arrest and knew
that the warrant involved domestic violence charges and a sexual assault charge.

 Officer Sheskey obtained a description of Jacob Blake and knew he would have to arrest Jacob Blake on the warrant if he encountered him.

 When officers arrived, Laquisha Booker flagged them down and shouted statements identifying Jacob Blake as the other person involved and indicating that he was trying to take her car, stating, “My kids are in the car.”

 Officer Sheskey saw Jacob Blake and saw him putting a child in the back of the vehicle in question, a gray Dodge SUV.

 Officer Sheskey immediately attempted to arrest Jacob Blake based on his active warrant and was quickly assisted by Officer Arenas and Officer Meronek.

 Jacob Blake knew there was a warrant out for his arrest.

 Jacob Blake did not comply with the verbal commands of officers as they attempted to arrest him.  When the officers attempted to physically restrain Jacob Blake, he resisted, physically struggling with officers.

 Officers brought Jacob Blake to the ground, but he was able to get off the ground and to get away from the officers trying to arrest him.

 During this struggle, Officer Sheskey and Officer Arenas both attempted to subdue Jacob Blake by deploying their tasers.

 Both times that Jacob Blake was struck with the tasers, he ripped out the taser wires/prongs making the tasers ineffective against him.

 Officer Sheskey also attempted to drive stun Jacob Blake with his taser by applying the taser to Jacob Blake’s neck/back area, but that too was ineffective.

 As he resisted arrest, Jacob Blake was armed with a knife.

 By the time he was walking in front of the SUV, the knife was opened and the blade was exposed.

 Jacob Blake did not comply with police commands to drop the knife.

 Jacob Blake tried to enter the driver’s door of the SUV.

 The SUV had been rented by Laquisha Booker in her name and Laquisha Booker had indicated to police that Jacob Blake did not have permission to drive the vehicle.

 There were children in the SUV who Laquisha Booker had yelled were her children.

 Jacob Blake had the opened knife in his right hand and was attempting to escape from Officer Sheskey’s grasp and enter the driver’s side of the SUV.

 Both Officer Sheskey and Officer Arenas stated that in the moment before Officer Sheskey opened fire, Jacob Blake twisted his body, moving his right hand with the knife towards Officer Sheskey.

 Two citizen witnesses saw Jacob Blake’s body turn in a manner that appears consistent with what the officers described.

 Officer Sheskey shot Jacob Blake seven times in total. There were four entrance wounds to Jacob Blake’s back and three entrance wounds to his left side (flank).

 Officer Sheskey stated that he fired shots until Jacob Blake dropped the knife. Noble Wray explained this is consistent with law enforcement training where officers are instructed to continue shooting until they stop the threat.

With these facts established, I do not believe the State could prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Officer Sheskey was not acting lawfully in self-defense or defense of others which is the legal standard the State would have to meet to obtain a criminal conviction in this case. I also do not believe that there are any viable criminal charges against Officer Meronek or Officer Arenas neither of whom fired a shot in this case.

Yes, there must be better ways to handle these kind of domestic disputes. My guess is that our society’s increased effort against domestic violence in recent decades has gotten more guys shot by the cops in cases like this. What exactly the best tradeoff is needs to be studied more closely. Perhaps the police in one of the rowdier European countries such as Finland have a better policy.

But, obviously, the media and the Democratic politicians such as the governor of Wisconsin and Joe Biden were irresponsible in calling this an example of racism against blacks. A white guy who behaved like Jacob Blake did would likely get himself shot. The main difference if the guy had been white would be that nobody outside of Kenosha ever would have heard of the case.

 
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  1. Polistra says:

    Laquisha Booker, the mother of Jacob Blake’s children

    Correction: the mother of some of Jacob Blake’s children.

    called the police reporting that Jacob Blake had taken the keys to her rental vehicle which he would not return to her.

    WHAT? Why the hell was she calling the police, not to mention calling the police on a Black Man??

    Haven’t we learned anything this past year? No more police, right? No more calling the police, because that’s racist. No more calling the police on Black People, because that’s illegal. Or it will be next month.

    Is it too much to ask for the slightest bit of consistency here?

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
  2. Polistra says:

    Separately, I don’t think you should taunt TD and BLM with racist remarks about batting averages. They’ll just visit some more destruction upon America’s cities until more white people are punished. Y’all brought this on yourselves!!

    • Replies: @El Dato
    , @Polistra
  3. A German Shepherd or Belgian Malinois would take care of these sitches real effectively.

  4. AndrewR says:

    BLM is a black supremacist organization meant to humiliate whites. All non-black people really.

    • Agree: By-tor
    • Replies: @Richard B
  5. Unlike many other types of calls, when police are responding to domestic violence calls they must be ready to enter a scene that is unpredictable and combustible. Police responding to domestic disturbances must be prepared to encounter not just violent behavior, but also potentially controlling behavior by perpetrators towards victims. Police must also consider the particular danger that domestic violence situations present to children…

    FWIW, circa 1970 in an affluent exurb in New Jersey, I, an approximately ten-year-old boy at the time, once answered the front door of our beautiful house to find a couple of police officers.

    One of them was holding a shot gun.

    They were responding to a call made by one of my two, drunk parents. There was a domestic disturbance at our house, one of many. I learned then, at the age of ten, that cops take domestic disturbances very seriously. I can still see that shot gun in the arms of that cop, and we were as white as it gets.

    1970. White people at home. Upper middle class. Cop comes to the door with a shot gun. Okay?

  6. It’s not the turn against domestic violence. It’s the divorce and custody laws and rulings that family court judges decree that put the State in the position of 2nd husband to divorced women. The women are able to use the State to enforce their whims at will whether it’s a quick eviction, a change in plans for the children, or just changes of heart at certain times of the month.

    This creates a bad situation for men, and rather than things getting settled with common sense and some give and take, some guys get pushed to a point of going all in or bugging out completely to an off-the-books life. It’s bad enough to deal with the financial stress and sudden loss of one’s accustomed lifestyle, but having to deal with a contentious woman and State thugs together drives guys to make impulsive decisions like Mr. Blake did.

    Of course, being a black guy, an impulsive decision was much more likely from Mr. Blake.

  7. Steve, BLM may have a low batting average, but its on-base average is high on account of many intentional walks. BLM also leads the league in stolen bases because the opposing team rarely tries to throw BLM out. BLM has stolen home — from first base! If the rules allowed negative triple plays, BLM would be tops in that too.

    • Agree: Kronos, ic1000
    • Thanks: Almost Missouri
  8. But the left is okay with shooting a white woman in the back of the head for pounding on a door. Got it. As for Blake, their solution would be for the officers to plead with Blake to drop the knife and to not steal the car and kidnap the kids. Good luck with that.

    Plugs Biden would have suggested they just shoot him in the leg as he was running at them….

  9. Arclight says:

    They don’t care that the overwhelming majority of their martyrs turn out to be loathsome human beings – the entire purpose is to get the initial news coverage that will reliably frame the incident as evidence of racial bias. What comes after, especially when there are no charges for the cops, will just be another kick at the supposedly racist cat.

    Michael Brown is a great example. After a barrage of lies about this gentle giant being mowed down with his hands in the air, it turns out that eyewitnesses and forensic evidence completely supported the officer’s account. Yet he is still cited as a prime example of police brutality and his mother was invited to the Democratic convention.

    As Steve repeatedly points out, our cultural overlords have decreed that if a black criminal doesn’t want to be arrested, that should be the critical issue in instances in which a black person is treated roughly by law enforcement.

    • Replies: @Bill Jones
  10. Wilkey says:

    Shesky….Arenas….Meronek….Wait! Are these like actual names of actual officers? Like this shit was told to the public? They let us know the names of the officer who shot this man? And the names of the other officers who were with him? Interesting….

    Say, speaking of…I wonder when they’re going to tell us the name of the officer who killed the unarmed Ashli Babbit, in cold blood? Or will they argue that they can’t release the names of Capitol Hill police officers in incidents like that, because it might prevent them from doing their jobs? It being important that we protect the lives of congressmen and all. People in Kenosha or Minneapolis well, not so much.

  11. Yes, there must be better ways to handle these kind of domestic disputes.

    I’m sure we can all agree, but how is that germane in this instance?

    1. There was a warrant out for Blake’s arrest, with the police duty bound to arrest him wherever they found him
    2. They found him

    I know there’s a lot of talk in “defund the police” circles about “de-escalation”, but the only way the police could’ve conceivably de-escalated that situation is by declining to arrest Blake.

  12. Anonymous[269] • Disclaimer says:

    I think TPTB actually decide which police incidents become the cause célèbre. The average vociferous black gets behind it not for that case, per se, but foist upon it their own personal grievances from past encounters they’ve had with bullying and abusive cops.

    Since cases like Jacob Blake are the only ones getting the media coverage and local politicians’ attention blacks feel it’s their only opportunity to air their grievances.

    I would guess the vast majority of inner-city blacks want cops to go after criminals with whatever it takes. They just want the Blackwater merc behavior curtailed in their neighborhood where the vast majority of people are not criminals and don’t support criminal behavior.

    A lot of the behavior of black males in police encounters involves not only the situation at hand but the many experiences they’ve had where they did some petty BS and complied with police orders yet they were still subjected to abusive and emasculating behavior by cops. You never learn about and analyze these encounters, Steve, you only analyze their Falling Down day.

    The force protection posture of modern law enforcement and viewing everyone as an enemy combatant has got to stop. For starters I would suggest that police departments start reforming police behavior and tactics by not seeking out and giving hiring preference to military veterans.

    • Replies: @Prof. Woland
    , @bomag
  13. Does anyone think it odd that we have heard barely a peep out of the defense in the George Floyd “murder” case, when there would seem to be at least some obvious defenses? One possibility: the lefty prosecutor has required silence from defense team as a condition of negotiating a plea deal as an alternative to a trial, which has now been delayed and may never occur. We pay a rather grievous price for the lawyer saturation of American criminal justice.

    • Replies: @Wilkey
    , @Redman
  14. Altai says:

    Yes, there must be better ways to handle these kind of domestic disputes. My guess is that our society’s turn effort against domestic violence in recent decades has gotten more guys shot by the cops in cases like this. What exactly the best tradeoff is needs to be studied more closely.

    Shaming the J.K. Rowlings of the world who stick with these guys? I know many get groomed or trapped in these relationships but Blake’s ex isn’t one of these by any stretch, she had more than one child with this guy despite him not cohabiting with her. She picked him and put up with consequences time and time again.

    I mean, if post 2014 America is becoming anything, it’s a shame/honour culture anyway, albeit one with an unusual code of morals.

  15. Wilkey says:
    @Henry Canaday

    Prosecutors have to give their evidence to the defense before trial. Defense attorneys don’t have the same obligation.

    These defense attorneys aren’t trying to win in the court of public opinion, nor do they necessarily have any reason to make the arguments they will make public – certainly not so far ahead of trial. They are trying to win their clients’ freedom.

    My guess is that a big part of their case relies on the tox screen and on the erratic behavior exhibited by Floyd on the longer arrest video seen by anyone who actually cares about the truth. There doesn’t seem to be anything else it could rely on. The jurors, most of whom will not have seen that video, are going to be subject to a lot of damning evidence against Floyd that counters the narrative the media have tried to feed them. It won’t make the prosecutors look good.

    • Replies: @Kronos
    , @Hypnotoad666
    , @Marty
  16. Altai says:

    Also of note, there’s been no riots yet. It’s almost like the mainstream media (Both old and new) is a necessary component of all this and they have thus far decided not to make a fuss out of it.

    If there is, this guy has a live stream of the Kenosha police scanner.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0ynlGcXYMM

  17. Ano says:

    Dear Steve,

    We think it’s kinda sweet how you care about all the extra dead ghetto negroes (due to the de-policing of ghetto negroes)- and not just the knuckleheads!- you care about the growing number of murdered Americans generally (principally by the aforementioned ghetto negro knuckleheads).

    But, speaking with brutal honesty Steve, for us, the people who matter, the number of murders in America is determined by how many we, the people who matter, murder.

    For instance, in 2019, there was just one murder in America.

    Just one.

    Just one which matters.

    To us.

    But of course, we’re not ghetto negro knuckleheads. When we kill, it’s a fine art, perfecting the political murder to appear as a hard-to-believe-but-just-(just!)-possible suicide.

    (But we all know he didn’t kill himself).

    When we kill, we don’t just rid ourselves of a threat to our hold on power, that’s just half of the art. The other half, is how we leave ordinary Americans (who don’t matter, who don’t count) humiliated, by grinding in their faces their powerlessness to prove he was murdered.

    Yours,

    The People Who Matter, The People Who Count

  18. @Buzz Mohawk

    Yes, I know “shotgun” is one word. At least now I do.

  19. Mike Tre says:

    “ Yes, there must be better ways to handle these kind of domestic disputes.”

    Such as?

    You’re good at identifying problems Steve, not so good at solutions.

    • Replies: @PSr
  20. Paul Rise says:

    Let me pop on my tinfoil hat and share my theory that the media picks these cases precisely because they obviously support the status quo of police immunity, but they want the eyeballs these hysterical tales generate.

    I believe it stems from the success of old original Law and Order show.

    My primary basis for this is I am aware of 2 extremely questionable use of force against BIPOCS in the Austin Texas area.

    One was in the last week or so – an off duty police officer claims he was “cut off” while driving home. He pursued in his private vehicle and he claims the driver flashed a gun at him

    In Texas, it seems likely that the driver had defense if he thought he was in some imminent road rage situation although this is unclear. Still, it doesn’t seem like this is a case of Tyrone or Tyronio just flashing a gun willy nilly.

    Regardless, the police officer pursued him and opened fire possibly in an apartment complex. He was killed, his female passenger wounded and a baby was also in the car.

    I will be first to say there may be any number of mitigating factors here – but where is the news coverage?

    There is another Austin case from 5+ years ago. In this case an off duty detective pursued a guy who banged on the door of a closed bank that had been robbed earlier int he day, angered it was closed. The detective commandeered a civilian vehicle, pursued the suspect under a bridge, subdued him, handcuffed him, and shot him in the back of the neck. I think there might have been a NY Times story about that one. Victim was black.

    They ignore apparent cases of actual police brutality and cover nonsense like George Floyd.

    That is in fact the plan I think. I have no idea what the agenda is – I think to make a lot of money.

  21. Most of the 8k or so annual cases of domestic abuse in Finland are directed at women, of which 6k or so are between spouses, former spouses, or co-habiting partners. Total population is circa 5.5m, FWIW.

    What is interesting, though, is this blurb on homicides and assaults…

    Good one-half of attempted homicides and aggravated assaults were directed towards men. When the victim was a man, the offender was also a man in one-half of the cases…

    Which implies that the ladies in Finland are up to taking affairs into their own hands.

    source: https://www.stat.fi/til/rpk/2015/15/rpk_2015_15_2016-05-30_tie_001_en.html

    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
  22. There is a scary, Soviet-style movement in the the legal philosophy world to “correct” this problem of too many non-lefties getting off from being punished for being WrongSkin and having WrongThink. For example, some law professors are now seriously pushing for rape laws to have required consent—meaning if she doesn’t clearly say yes at every point, a man will be guilty of rape.

    No doubt there are also movements afoot to correct this problem of police “getting off” when a black thug criminal has it coming.

  23. Kronos says:
    @International Jew

    Yeah, not to mention the NYT’s woke cheerleading that inflates the stats.

  24. ES says:

    Use of deadly force can be avoided if the cops can physically dominate the perp. There were 3 cops on the scene, but 1 was a woman and the other 2 were of slight build and short. Having a female officer along for a domestic disturbance call may help calm things, but if things go south what is needed is more muscle. Once upon a time police departments were mostly male and had minimum height requirements (much to the chagrin of Officer Levitt on Barney Miller). In the days before tasers, the cops would have used nightsticks to subdue Jacob Blake. He would have ended up bruised and bloodied, but probably without bullet holes.

    • Replies: @MBlanc46
    , @Jim Don Bob
  25. Rob McX says:

    The number of people shot by police is small, and the subset who are shot in questionable circumstances is negligible when set against all the other fatalities from road accidents, medical negligence, etc. The problem is that people are terrified of angry blacks – or, more accurately, of the political-media establishment that gives them the power to run amok.

    • Agree: Charon
  26. @Wilkey

    Say, speaking of…I wonder when they’re going to tell us the name of the officer who killed the unarmed Ashli Babbit, in cold blood?

    This may be Coulter’s Law at work. From the video angle that clearly shows the shooter’s hand and the side of his head for a split second, he looks like he is black.

    Meanwhile, all the garbage MSM outlets have gone through the victim’s social media and are claiming she is some Qanon freak based on . . . absolutely nothing.

    No mention of her thoughts on “election fraud,” however. That phrase is still banned from publication. The MSM narrative seems to be that hundreds of thousands of people just showed up in DC for no particular reason.

  27. Kronos says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    I’m reminded of Chris Rock’s timeless classic “How Not To Get Your Ass Kicked by the Police!” public service announcement. Specifically, scene 3:06 featuring “Mad Woman.”

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  28. @Altai

    The election is over so the media and whoever is bankrolling the riots both have other fish to fry. Or maybe it’s just too cold up there to be out looting?

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
  29. Thea says:

    For convictions only.

    They have a great record for getting people fired, burning productive businesses and making cities unlivable.

    I know some will disagree but Trump has set the still very suicidal white working class back, not helped improve their lot. A better leader, even with the media against him, would have navigated this mess he was dealt.

    He said some things about immigration that American needed to discuss but nothing turned out. He saved us from Hilary, so for that I thank him.

    We do not appear to have anyone in the wings to pick up the mantle for ordinary Americans.

  30. @Hypnotoad666

    Like I said, any distraction to avoid addressing the real issue here — the election fraud and the whole stinking Swamp. And now we can have another impeachment, because that was so helpful the first time!

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  32. @Altai

    I think rioting is less enjoyable when the weather is bad?

    Trying to remember a serious riot in sub-freezing temperatures not involving Slavs…

    • Replies: @International Jew
    , @Altai
  33. Kronos says:
    @Wilkey

    The jurors, most of whom will not have seen that video, are going to be subject to a lot of damning evidence against Floyd that counters the narrative the media have tried to feed them. It won’t make the prosecutors look good.

    That’s assuming it doesn’t turn into a full O.J. Simpson banana court.

    • Replies: @Jack D
  34. Jack D says:

    What is it with black people and renting cars? Is this a thing now? My son got his car totalled by a black woman driving a rental car. I also note that Hertz Rentacar filed for bankruptcy recently.

  35. @International Jew

    While their batting average for criminal convictions sucks, it doesn’t stop them from raking in the loot from civil settlements.

    Cucked cities and counties pay millions to avoid politically inflammatory trials. Breonna Taylor’s family got $12 million. I forget how many bazillion they paid to George Floyd’s relatives, etc. It’s only taxpayer money so it doesn’t matter, though.

    The lawyers grifting off the publicity work hand-in-hand with the MSM to plant and promote false narratives about how the victim dindu nothing wrong and was just a gentle giant honor student turning his life around.

    • Thanks: HammerJack
    • Replies: @Ghost of Bull Moose
  36. @Buzz Mohawk

    Some 20 years ago I was watching hockey and all of a sudden the dog was going nuts and there was a cop at our door, in a very no-nonsense mood. When I assured him that all was OK he asked to see my wife. She was on the phone in the kitchen, ignoring the barking, but came out to view the situation with surprise and confirm that nothing was wrong.

    Did someone call 911, the officer asked, the presumption clearly being that I was domestically abusing her rather than watching hockey players abuse each other. Oh, my wife then added, she was dialing a friend in the 914 area code (on our landline) and had mistakenly hit 911, before quickly hanging up and trying again. I was surprised they could trace a call like that — and doesn’t it seem that would produce a lot of false alarms?

  37. Mr. Anon says:

    OT – from Great Britain Airstrip One, the latest announcement from the Junior Anti-Sex League:

    BBC Tells People To Wear Face Masks During Sex

    https://www.zerohedge.com/covid-19/bbc-tells-people-wear-face-masks-during-sex

    Remember liberal slogans like “My body, my choice” and “Get the government out of the bedroom”?

    • Replies: @Rob McX
  38. @Almost Missouri

    I think rioting is less enjoyable when the weather is bad?

    I for one would enjoy watching a riot on a frozen lake.

    • Replies: @Known Fact
    , @ganderson
  39. @Wilkey

    The tox screen; the video of Floyd experiencing overdose symptoms and breathing problems long before any neck hold is applied; expert testimony that the neck hold was official policy and not dangerous; medical testimony that there was actually no damage to Floyd’s airways and no evidence of any asphyxiation.

    In a rational world acquittal would be a no-brainer. But as Kronos notes, jury selection is everything.

    • Thanks: HammerJack
    • Replies: @Jack Armstrong
    , @Wilkey
  40. anon[189] • Disclaimer says:

    While their batting average for criminal convictions sucks, it doesn’t stop them from raking in the loot from civil settlements.

    The DA investigation is going to hurt Lawyer Crump, Laquisha, and the family from raking in the loot. A trial wouldn’t go well given the extensive investigation and the concessions and admissions already made by Blake. Who is, unfortunately for the case, embarrassingly alive.

    There was no riot, what with the national guard already called up. This is the first post Trump black victim shakedown, and intersectionality is creeping in. The guy was a a serial baby mama abuser.

    Black mobs served their purpose, but Democrats live in these places. We have women, dot Indians, etc. wanting to cash in. The best they can do is eke out a deal and go away.

  41. Redman says:
    @Wilkey

    The media is already trying to turn the focus to the DC cop who died a day after allegedly being hit with a fire extinguisher during the melee.

  42. Redman says:
    @Henry Canaday

    After having seen the full bodycam footage from the Floyd arrest (the last and only good thing ever to come out of the Daily Mail rag), I cannot see the case against anyone other than Chauvin the kneeler seeing a court room.

    IMO the media blackout of that footage was one of the biggest disgraces of 2020. Bigger than the Hunter Biden laptop. Most Americans still have no idea what a druggy Floyd was and that this wasn’t his first delirium episode.

  43. OT: Andy Ngo has identified at least one leftist infiltrator involved in the Capitol Hill takeover.

    • Thanks: Kronos, El Dato, Morton's toes
    • Replies: @Kronos
    , @El Dato
    , @anon
    , @Jack D
  44. @Jack D

    I bet they’re not renting Nissan Versas. Rather brand new Chrysler three hunnerts that they drive slowly through the hood, then back again. It shiny!

  45. 1. They definitely should do another riot in Kenosha although accuweather tells me it is 29 degrees in Madison right now so it’s a little nippy to go out and riot.
    2. Today is the first time I head Blake is a white guy that is how out of it I am.
    3. Mendoza played in the majors for 9 years. That is an accomplishment regardless of what anybody says about his batting average. He was obviously batting good enough.

  46. El Dato says:

    When officers arrived, Laquisha Booker flagged them down and shouted statements identifying Jacob Blake as the other person involved and indicating that he was trying to take her car, stating, “My kids are in the car.”

    That must have been confusing.

  47. Kronos says:
    @Hypnotoad666

    It’s going to take a while until this mess is figured out. But that’s a major red flag (no pun intended) that at least one of these people had BLM/Antifa ties. (Maybe Charlottesville Honey Trap 2.0?) But the news is going bonkers. I SURE HOPE DUMBASS “MAINSTREAM” BOOMERS HAVE LEARNED TO THINK CRITICALLY ABOUT MSM NEWS SINCE 9/11. (Neighbors are eating this up like a dog eating crap.)

    • Replies: @Redneck farmer
  48. I always find it interesting that whenever public radio covers the BLM relevent deaths, that virtually nothing that’s antithetical to the BLM narrative is ever presented; it’s as though they want to keep their woke white Lefty listeners totally ignorant to keep the Black grifters going.

    Now that a copper has died after being hit with a fire extinguisher, I wonder if there are enough angry people in the general public that a trial would result in jury nullification? To wit; you killed that poor USAF lady, so FU to you cops. Blacks would do that, can Whites do it FINALLY?

  49. Lot says:

    NYPD is on the case of a great white Karen defendant. (Actually a swarthy Puerto Rican.)

    https://www.cbsnews.com/amp/news/miya-ponsetto-arrested-falsely-said-black-teen-stole-her-phone-nyc-hotel/

    A woman who falsely accused a Black teenager of stealing her phone and then tackled him at a New York City hotel was arrested Thursday in her home state of California. Miya Ponsetto, 22, was jailed in Ventura County, sheriff’s office there said. It wasn’t immediately clear what charges she might face.

    The New York Police Department flew detectives out to California earlier Thursday with a warrant for Ponsetto’s arrest. The trip followed days of intense media coverage of the fracas at the hotel and demands by the teen’s family and activists that she face criminal charges.

    Also:

    Civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump is representing Harrold and his family.

  50. Dmon says:

    Let’s all pitch in and help USA Today in their patriotic effort to stop Americans from meddling in their elections. This guy is definitely Xavier Becerra. Or possibly Jack Mioff.

    • Agree: Lot
  51. El Dato says:
    @Hypnotoad666

    Would be interesting to know who the exact people who did the actual “ransacking” (i.e. breaking doors and leaving trump flags in messed-up offices) actually were.

  52. Mendoza always looked classy in the mid-70s polyester pinstripe uni with throwback 1870s coffee can cap. His biopic will be called “All Leather, No Stick” (starring Tilda Swinton).

  53. It would make an interesting case study to give participants the facts surrounding a death during arrest, but without revealing the race, and then ask various groups, such as BLM or Republicans, whether they think the death was the fault of the police or the deceased. Perhaps have another group in which the same question is asked, but with the races revealed, as a comparison.

    Or just for laughs, swap the races and then when the various groups have made their decision, reveal the truth and ask them how they feel about it.

    • Agree: Rob McX
    • Replies: @Anonymous Jew
  54. @Hypnotoad666

    Twelve wise Somalien from Hennepin County will be able to render a swift and just verdict. Inshallah.

  55. @Hypnotoad666

    Copper was not African American.

  56. El Dato says:

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-election-2020/republican-lawmakers-rioters-capitol-photos-b1784170.html

    At least six Republican state legislators took part in events surrounding the storming of the US Capitol. West Virginia Delegate Derrick Evans posted a video of himself entering the building but later deleted it, The New York Times reported.

    Odds are every Republican will be forcefully removed from democracy temple premises because of “The Stormering”. Unless he/she public confesses/recants any badthink.

    This comes as the FBI and DC Police released images of people wanted on federal charges for violently storming the US Capitol. They are trying to track down 36 people after 68 were already arrested after violent clashes with police as the Trump-supporting mob broke into the Capitol, forcing members of Congress to evacuate and seek shelter in undisclosed locations.

    Saddam bolt holes?

    Charges include inciting a riot and weapons violations. Rioters scaled the Capitol building, defaced statues, committed countless acts of vandalism and fought with police.

    Defacing of statues? Really?

    The suspects include Holocaust deniers, White supremacists, and conspiracy theorists.

    i.e. Evil People. Also, members of the Brotherhood of Emmanuel Goldstein.

    Several of them have already been identified online, such as 32-year-old Jake Angeli, sometimes called the “QAnon Shaman” according to the Arizona Republic. Shirtless and wearing horns and a fur, the Trump-supporting QAnon conspiracy theorist was seen in numerous images from the Capitol on Wednesday.

    It’s as if he tried not be overlooked.

  57. anon[223] • Disclaimer says:
    @Hypnotoad666

    Andy Ngo does very impressive work, using only public sources. The various three-letter alphabet agencies have unlimited access to all the many, many other cameras in DC, it is certain they know just about everyone who was there.

    Of course the agencies immediately recognized their own agents and informants, possibly in real time. It is certain there were a lot of Feds mixed in the crowd.

    When will the Federal government hire more social workers to find the root causes of that violence on Capitol hill? This should be started immediately, along with community outreach to the MAGA people! Perhaps some kind of committee could be formed, or ombudsperson could be selected to represent MAGA concerns? We must provide a voice to the voiceless!

    • Agree: YetAnotherAnon
  58. @Jack D

    What is it with black people and renting cars? Is this a thing now?

    Rent a car, rent a house, rent an apartment, rent a venue, rent a whatever it’s just another government sponsored mechanism to spread destruction of civil society. While you and I might rent a car to visit Grandma or go on vacation blacks will rent a vehicle and half the neighborhood will borrow it. Watch enough episodes of The First 48 or similar shows and you’ll get a tutorial on blacks and rental cars.

  59. Jack D says:
    @Hypnotoad666

    Maybe that the guy in the Capitol really is Sullivan, maybe not, but even if it is him, that doesn’t mean that this was some kind of BLM/Antifa operation. AFAIK, they weren’t selling tickets to this riot or checking IDs. Anyone who wanted to was free to show up.

    I think it is hilarious they way the right is running away from this. The blood wasn’t even dry before people started shouting “false flag”. They say success has 1,000 fathers and failure is an orphan. Judging by the way people are disowning it, I’d say it’s a failure. If this operation had accomplished its goals (I’m not even sure what they were – having Congress confirm Trump as the winner? Overthrow the USG?) and was unanimously hailed as having saved the Republic, would you be looking to claim that it was a false flag?

  60. Jack D says:
    @Kronos

    Given the way that burdens of proof work, it’s a lot easier to get a false acquittal out of a jury than a false conviction.

    • Replies: @Kronos
  61. @International Jew

    A riot on ice? Race Capades!

    • LOL: Buffalo Joe
  62. it was never about being right. it was only ever about attacking YT.

    that they’re almost always wrong is a feature, not a bug.

  63. Rosie says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    It’s bad enough to deal with the financial stress and sudden loss of one’s accustomed lifestyle, but having to deal with a contentious woman and State thugs together drives guys to make impulsive decisions like Mr. Blake did.

    Now its not just the courts but also the police that are out to get you, poor baby.

    Unz creeps love to go on about how much stronger men are than women, but then act all surprised and put out that the state seeks to protect women from drunken louts.

    Achmed, are you going to tell us all about how much you don’t hate women, now?

  64. Altai says:
    @Almost Missouri

    I suppose there isn’t the critical mass of Nigerian bodybuilders in Kenosha yet.

    • Replies: @Hibernian
  65. @International Jew

    Sons, because of lots of walks and stolen bases — and because despite a low batting average, a remarkably high percentage of BLM’s actual balls in play wind up going way out of the park (generous wind? alchemy? that voodoo that they do so well?) — BLM scores well on what Bill James called “secondary average.”

    The idea was to capture the elements of a player’s offensive contribution other than batting average: the sum of walks, stolen bases and extra bases, as a percentage of at-bats. Ultra-high secondary average players (whose batting averages were nothing to shout about): Rickey Henderson, Mike Schmidt.

    I can’t believe we’re using the lingua franca of baseball stat nerds to depict one of the most heinous domestic terrorist organizations of our time. But that’s sort of Steve’s point: political debate in this country has deteriorated such that it’s unthinkable for a significant elected official to call BLM “heinous” or a “domestic terrorist organization.” It’s impossible that any public official, anywhere, would dare openly blame it for the riots that wracked multiple cities this past summer — and expect to keep his or her job. So the only option for critique is humor: BLM swings a big bat, but can’t even clear the Mendoza Line (a reference no black, anywhere, will understand, so it’s safe).

    N.B.: I’m heartened to see that the rule of law appears to have prevailed in Kenosha. It would have been a travesty of a mockery of a sham were any of those officers to face indictment and trial.

    • Agree: Johann Ricke
  66. Jack D says:
    @Almost Missouri

    This is a trick that I have used for many years and there’s a weakness in your version of it- if you get rid of all of the carriage returns then if the original document had true paragraphs in it, the paragraphs will disappear and your text will all be one big long paragraph.

    This is the correct way to do it:

    Step 1. Search for all the double carriage returns (BTW, this is ^p^p in Word search) and replace them with an arbitrary character that doesn’t otherwise appear in the document. I use tilde ~.

    Step 2. Replace all the single returns (^p) with space as you say.

    Step 3. Replace ~ with ^p^p – this will restore your true paragraph marks.

    If you are cleaning up a single paragraph this process is not necessary but if you are trying to copy a longer document with paragraphs (and carriage returns at the end of every line) it is.

    • Agree: Almost Missouri
  67. Alfa158 says:
    @Jack D

    If you have no money/ bad credit and can’t buy a car, you can still get a credit card, even if it is a prepaid one. With that you rent a brand new car and you or your baby-daddy drive it until the rental car company finally tracks it down and takes it back. No one at the rental car company is going to try to have you arrested for it because they don’t want the DIE commissars at corporate headquarters firing them for racism.
    Rental car office jobs were OK as entry-level, white-color first jobs for marginally qualified college graduates until they could find something better. When I was still working and traveling a lot I remember everyone working there looked like Jim or Pam from The Office. With the economy as it is, no one wants to lose a job even if it’s working for peanuts at the rental car office.

    • Agree: Jack Armstrong, Charon
    • Replies: @Jack Armstrong
    , @Jack D
  68. @Gary in Gramercy

    Note: the very first word, “Sons,” should have been “So,” but got bollixed due to my editing butchery. I think the rest of the comment reflects my edits.

  69. @Rosie

    See, that’s what I wrote a couple of weeks ago. A woman’s word means NADA. You promised you would not write to me, Rosie.

    Possibly there is something wrong with the [Ignore] feature, as this is the 2nd time I’ve run into this lately. I don’t stay ignored – is that a bug or a feature? RON!!

    • Replies: @Lot
    , @Rosie
  70. @Kronos

    Seen it, Kronos, but, thanks.

    “He got weed, he got weed!”

  71. Lot says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    I don’t use ignore because I clear cookies sometimes, which resets your ignore list. I think I only ignored Tiny Duck, whose 3rd tier trolling never impressed me.

    On PC this can be fixed by having a cookie manager that spares select safe ones, but I’m too lazy to deal with that just to avoid the Duck.

  72. RIP Tommy LaSorda, dead at 93, 71 years bleeding Dodger Blue.

    BTW The Mendoza Line specifically refers to a .200 batting average, as having a swatmark beginning with a 1 is especially embarrassing, known disparagingly as being “on the interstate.” Mendoza was not just the poster boy for good-field-no-hit futility, but had an uncanny ability to usually be hitting .199 or .201 at any particular moment. The yearly struggle to crawl above .200 earned him this honored place in the baseball lexicon.

  73. Rosie says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Possibly there is something wrong with the [Ignore] feature, as this is the 2nd time I’ve run into this lately. I don’t stay ignored – is that a bug or a feature? RON!!

    I promised you nothing, Achmed. I told you I was relegating you to ignore, but here’s the deal. Sandy Claws brought me a new tablet and I hadn’t put you back on ignore, yet.

    I see you couldn’t even wait until Ashli’s body was cold to commence telling us all about how much you hate women.

    • Troll: Charon
    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  74. Hibernian says:
    @Jack D

    An operation that doesn’t start out as a false flag can nonetheless be infiltrated by provacatuers, such as Czarist police agents in 1880-1917 Russia who infiltrated revolutionary movements and the demonstrations they held.

    • Thanks: JimDandy
  75. Hibernian says:
    @Altai

    It’s only about 60 or 70 miles from Chicago to Kenosha.

  76. Mike Tre says:
    @Rosie

    If wymynses are as strong as men as you say, then they shouldn’t need the state’s protection.

    I guess wymynses aren’t smart enough to leave an abusive relationship on their own, they need the state to come shoot their husbands.

    The sense of entitlement exhibited by the pearl clutching birth-units of Unz is indeed striking.

    • Replies: @Rosie
  77. @Rosie

    You promised you wouldn’t write me. I don’t care which damn tablet you’re using. You don’t have to write, so just quit!

    • Replies: @donut
    , @SunBakedSuburb
    , @Rosie
  78. Sammler says: • Website

    Scott Alexander’s “Toxoplasma of Rage” essay claims that these cases become famous precisely because they are of such low quality.

    Not sure how the mechanism is supposed to work, though.

  79. Wilkey says:
    @Hypnotoad666

    So the cops are found innocent and we wind up with a whole lot of riots….right before the 2022 elections. Hip hip, hooray.

  80. Kronos says:
    @Jack D

    For that officer’s sake I really hope your right. I’m more worried some institutional legal rats (Biden’s DOJ?)will try and get some special “hate crime” court created and make him first sacrifice.

  81. anonymous[422] • Disclaimer says:

    Meanwhile, a 22-year-old “Puerto Rican Karen” has been apprehended by authorities in Ventura, to be extradited to New York City atone to for her racist ways.

    Tens of thousands of dollars of taxpayer money, and many hours of crack NYPD police work so far, to bring this young hellion to justice. Well spent, some would say. Besides, NYC is dead now. What else have the police got to do?

    https://nypost.com/2021/01/08/miya-ponsetto-says-she-never-meant-to-hurt-teen-at-hotel/

  82. Mr. Mean says:
    @Rosie

    Your contempt for men who are separated from their children by cruel women is quite something. You are a Godless woman.

    • LOL: Rosie
  83. @Alfa158

    A reparations rental.

    • Replies: @Rob McX
  84. anon[219] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jack D

    Maybe that the guy in the Capitol really is Sullivan, maybe not, but even if it is him, that doesn’t mean that this was some kind of BLM/Antifa operation.

    Who is claiming that demonstration was a BLM / Antifa operation? Please be specific.

    AFAIK, they weren’t selling tickets to this riot or checking IDs. Anyone who wanted to was free to show up.

    Well, duh. Federal agents, informers, etc. were part of the crowd, as was Antifa. It is significant that for the first time in months or maybe years, there wasn’t a visible, public Antifa counter-demonstration. Odd coincidence, isn’t it?

    Or are you claiming that there’s no way Antifa or any other agents could have been there?

  85. Jack D says:
    @Alfa158

    OK as entry-level, white-color first jobs for marginally qualified college graduates until they could find something better

    I have had occasion to rent from Enterprise a couple of times when my car was in the shop due to collision damage and the guys who worked there matched that description perfectly. Enterprise brings the car to you and then drives you back to their office and so I had a chance to make a little conversation with these guys. Apparently Enterprise has some kind of program to aggressively recruit such folks and they had the guys sort of brainwashed as to what a wonderful opportunity it was with room for advancement, etc. Being the gadfly that I am, I asked them annoying questions like “what % of first level employees like you go on to become regional managers?” .

    OTOH, the last time I was in Las Vegas (last January just before the pandemic hit) the Hertz rental office was wall to wall blacks and utter pandemonium. I had booked a large SUV because 4 people with luggage were driving out to the Grand Canyon and instead they gave me a base model high mileage Nissan Sentra that smelled of cigarette smoke and tried to offer me a 20% credit which did not even cover the difference in the rack rate. And they were quite nasty about it in that special DMV lady kind of way.

    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
  86. hhsiii says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Kudos for growing up into an apparently well-adjusted adult, Buzz. From a fellow NJ suburbanite (I guess close enough to exurb).

    • Thanks: Buzz Mohawk
  87. @Jack D

    Anyone realistic knew the goal was not to change the vote, to postpone the vote for more than a little while, nor even was it really about Trump. The goal was to show the evil politicians that the right will not behave like good little conservatives anymore. The goal was to scare the shit out of these people, as they know there’ll be more to come. I say “mission accomplished!”

  88. @Kronos

    Why are you confusing the most accurate newspaper in America with The New York Times?

    • Replies: @Kronos
  89. @Jack D

    Judging by the way people are disowning it, I’d say it’s a failure.

    People just have trouble keeping their wits about them when they are in the middle of a Category 5 MSM shitstorm screaming “sedition.” Also, respectable public figures can’t endorse or defend lawbreaking or violence (aside from BLM, that is).

    But in the fullness of time, my humble opinion is that this will be a symbolic success — like storming the Bastille or dumping tea in Boston Harbor. The meme of the buffalo horned shaman at the speaker’s podium and the guy with his feet on Nancy’s desk made the whole thing worth it for me, anyway.

    Scott Adams is a pretty level headed and moderate guy. He doesn’t even buy the election fraud allegations in the main, but think that the combination of troubling irregularities, plus “no transparency,” plus “fake news” propaganda, is a situation that warranted the appropriate response protesters/rioters. Check out his take (queued up at the 1:06 mark):

    • Replies: @Frank McGar
  90. hhsiii says:

    There is a resemblance to college bowl era Steve.

    Funny how the pendulum has swung back to oh yeah, defense does matter in the sabrmetric community.

    Belanger (Orioles) and Brinkman (Tigers) had identical career .280 OBA .300 slugging career averages.

    On another note, Dipayan Ghosh, co-director of Harvard Kennedy School Digital Platform and Public Policy Project, tells Yahoo Finance that Facebook, Twitter “largely culpable…for all the death on Capitol Hill.”

    Former Obama econ advisor and Facebook privacy and public policy advisor. Says machine learning algos are out of control and that commercial interests should be subservient to public interest for socially acceptable political speech.

    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/facebook-twitter-culpable-dipayan-ghosh-225443250.html

    Seemingly a nobody. No one replied to his twitter thread about this. And only 1 comment on his Wapo article about it. Nevertheless, this seems to be common opinion now.

    In other news, Gutenberg to be dug up and hung. Blamed for Mein Kampf and the bible, but not Mao’s Little Red Book.

  91. Abe says:

    • Thanks: BenKenobi
    • Replies: @BenKenobi
  92. J.Ross says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    This, when one set of laws fails to permanently cure unhappiness, feminists in many states demanded automatic, dictated arrests — no assessing the situation, no thinking. You get accused of domestic violence, you get arrested. This is idiotic but largely normal. Our neo-Soviet gerontocracy with its much less healthy and impressive Brezhnev, and promises of Andropov analogs to come courtesy of medical technology, will do things like this at the federal level. The Second Amendment will be eliminated through such a system of accusation, as murder spikes and police are weakened.

  93. J.Ross says:
    @Jack D

    >antifa events have tickets
    Do you have an example of this or an explanation for why infiltrators would scuttle their own infiltration?
    There is blame for Trump and his side, because this is clearly the same play as Charlottesville, which now serves as a prologue to this.
    >so many disown it
    Yeah, people who already hated Trump and Trump supporters never owned it or anything to begin with. However a lot of progress has been made with mainstream despectables. Rush Limbaugh is positively leonine on this event.

  94. Rob McX says:
    @Jack D

    What is it with black people and renting cars? Is this a thing now?

    Those OJ commercials left a deep impression.

    • LOL: El Dato
    • Replies: @Gary in Gramercy
  95. @Buzz Mohawk

    “White people at home.”

    Cops police lower income neighborhoods regardless of race. The blacks see a more intense version of policing the poor because blacks have a propensity for flamboyant criminality. Black men don’t engage the down-low maneuver for their buffoonish crimes like they do for their inherit bisexuality.

  96. J.Ross says:

    Maryland Governor repeatedly attempted to re-enforce embattled Capitol police with riot squads, mysterrrrrrriously deniiiiiied for some inscrutable reason.
    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/01/07/hogan-we-were-repeatedly-denied-approval-to-send-national-guard-to-capitol/
    I was afraid of trouble going in, not because I foresaw Charlottesville II, but because the headlines leading up to it were all about national guard deployment. Which apparently somehow didn’t happen.

    • Replies: @Prof. Woland
  97. Michael C says:
    @International Jew

    How do they keep stealing First Base?

    • Replies: @Brutusale
    , @bomag
  98. In Berkeley one City Council Member called for an approach where a person like Blake would be ‘surrounded by a circle of care.’ Lassos are like a controlling circle of care , but you know what lassos remind blacks of, lynching.

    • Replies: @Farenheit
  99. donut says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Somebody call 911 ! Domestic dispute at the neighbors about to turn violent !

    • LOL: Achmed E. Newman
  100. ganderson says:
    @International Jew

    I was part of one playing hockey as a kid…

  101. El Dato says:

    Hoping that a few stern word by Pelosi and a hard crackdown by FBI&al with a few show trials and/or people unexpectedly dying of COVID/suicide during detention will smooth things over as most Good Citizen are onboard with consensual reality could be risky.

    As for the Challenger launch decision, you may be sure the booster’s going to hold because you have convinced yourself that it will. But then!

    What if the fear & anger is real? Is there enough ice cream in your underground king-sized fridge to weather that contingency?

    https://www.unz.com/proberts/americas-color-revolution-2/

    “Still, from my seat, I would say that large numbers of very legitimate Trump supporters felt that it was their patriotic duty to occupy the Capitol in light of their unshakable beliefs that (1) the 2020 election was a fraud, (2) that the vast majority of the members of congress are corrupt and compromised, and (3) that the country is in the throes of what they consider a “communist” takeover (although many use the expression “communism” as a synonym for “totalitarianism”). They are also convinced that the virus narrative is a fraud and an essential part of an effort to undermine the Constitution –in particular the Bill of Rights. They have a very real fear that the country and the very conception of any culture of liberty is on the verge of an irreparable collapse. For most (if not a very large majority) rushing the Capitol was a desperate eleventh hour act of partiotism –even of the order of the revolution that created our nation. Some Trump supporters sang the Star Spangled Banner and other patriotic songs as others climbed the Capitol steps. They also demonstrated a measure of respect for the Capitol itself. I saw no attempt by anyone to deface the Capitol simply for the sake of defacing it.

  102. @Achmed E. Newman

    I guess we won’t hear anymore about how Americans will just roll over and submit to “Compliance” as so many Unz trolls have telling us for years.

    Oh, hell no anymore.

    I was looking at the WGN-TV news when the Capitol building was being occupied and they had on Rep. Quigley (A-hat-IL) reporting and then they had on Rep. Kinzinger (“R”-IL); they sounded like mirror images of each other.

    IL, where all the Republicans are Democrats.

  103. @Achmed E. Newman

    Enjoying the Rosie v. Achmed dustup. Please continue, and don’t use the ignore or commentator to block or whatever feature Unz installed to protect the delicate feelings of the gay.

    • Replies: @anon
  104. Jack D says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    I agree with you and by those standards I think that the mission was accomplished. But the fact that many on the right are swiftly disowning the whole thing makes me wonder. In the conspiracy-right this takes the (usual form) of insisting that the whole thing was a false flag operation and on the more respectable right it takes the form of denunciations of these horrible, terrible, no good criminals, but I don’t see anyone embracing it.

  105. @Jack D

    “wall to wall blacks and utter pandemonium”

    Consistent and conforming to stereotype. How’d it smell in there?

  106. BenKenobi says:
    @Abe

    For anyone looking for a quick chuckle, check out “The McBain Movie” on y*utube. Someone stitched together all the McBain clips into the proper order. It’s only about 5min long.

    • Replies: @Abe
  107. @Arclight

    They don’t care that the overwhelming majority of their martyrs turn out to be loathsome human beings

    That, in fact, is a big piece of the point. Your laws, your standards are entirely subservient to their whims, because, color.

    • Replies: @Arclight
  108. El Dato says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    “mission accomplished!”

    I’m not sure this is true.

    I think this round goes to Cigarette Smoking Man easy.

    This does not seem to be the kind of game when you can “scare the shit out of someone”. You need to follow through. 21st century surveillance and propaganda tech has shifted the game matrix a bit. An insurrectionist action is now a do-or-die kind of gamble.

    You really need a gambling action man like Hitler, someone who has scant regards for “the day after”. Bullying Hindenburg? Getting rid of Roehm? Re-appropriating Sudetenland? Attacking this or that neighbouring nation? DO IT.

    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
  109. @Rob McX

    As did O.J.’s knife. (Note to Jack D and others: don’t tell me, “that was a long time ago, and besides, he was acquitted!” If they’re still banging the drum about Saint Emmett Till, I can raise the inconvenient truth about St. Orenthal of Putrero Hill.)

    • Replies: @Rob McX
  110. Marty says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    I used to know a guy who made one of those impulsive decisions. He’s doing life in Ely for killing his 2d wife and shooting the judge who presided over their case. I only mention it because when I met him, I could barely contain my laughter. He had a lucrative business, and along with his friends would travel to SF to unwind. One day he came into the office raving about a bar where he got a great hummer from “this really cute chick.” The bar was the Motherlode, now defunct but long famous as tranny central in Polk Gulch.

  111. martin_2 says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Yes, and claiming that it was a False Flag operation, aside from being obviously false – which even I from thousands of miles away can see just by the appearance and the dress of the protestors – claiming it was a false flag would therefore seem to defeat the object.

    Surely even if it was a false flag then the best thing for Trumpists to do would be to deny that it was.

    • Replies: @El Dato
  112. vinteuil says:
    @Wilkey

    Wow, Wilkey – nearly 5000 comments, and in such a short time!

    I’ve been a Republican all of my voting life. I give to campaigns, sometimes knock on doors for them, and yada yada yada.

    So you actually voted for the various Bush’s, & McCain, & Romney?

    Are you not ashamed?

    • Replies: @Lot
  113. Farenheit says:
    @Buffalo Joe

    In Berkeley one City Council Member called for an approach where a person like Blake would be ‘surrounded by a circle of care.’

    Maybe Berkeley could run PSAs on how to check if your Baby Mama has been cheating on you that doesn’t require an index finger and a lengthy sniff…

    • LOL: Buffalo Joe
  114. Rob McX says:
    @Gary in Gramercy

    True. And the jubilation on the part of blacks at the news that OJ was acquitted should have been a wake-up call for white Americans, but they didn’t learn anything from it.

    • Replies: @Matt Buckalew
  115. As a few cynical observers have noticed over the years, Black Lives Matter has a really bad batting average at picking cases to trumpet as proof that whites are out to murder blacks for Racism. How many cities has BLM burned down in cases that turned out to be the black guy’s fault?

    Are there many very clear cut cases of cops shooting blacks for no good reason?

    It’s been stated so many times to be rather rote, but there’s clearly an in-group religious aspect to this whole thing where ignoring legally significant facts (i.e. Jacob Blake had a knife, Mike Brown didn’t have his hands up and was surrendering) is an important part of the process.

    Since I think a big part of the target of BLM is nice white people, getting them to willfully ignore legally significant facts under social pressure seems to be the goal – it’s an act of public submission.

  116. Anon[210] • Disclaimer says:

    OT: Rumor has it that the reason why Pelosi is trying to impeach Trump is because her laptop was stolen during the invasion, and she’s frantic about what might be revealed from it, and she wants to deflect media attention away from any revelations.

    https://nypost.com/2021/01/08/laptop-in-pelosis-office-among-items-stolen-in-capitol-riot/

    • Replies: @El Dato
  117. JimDandy says:
    @Jack D

    You seem really threatened and angered by this evidence that there were provocateurs present in the Capitol. Your reaction tells us everything we need to know.

  118. @Gary in Gramercy

    The rule of law prevailed in Kenosha only because Jacob Blake was a pretty outstanding sleazeball, with priors, and misbehaved to a level of idiocy remarkable even for him, lowlife that he is.

    If any of the factors had been even slightly more ambiguous (as seemed to be in the Breonna Taylor case), Kenosha would have been burned down twice.

  119. The report says it was a “tragedy” that Blake was paralyzed.

    I beg to differ.

  120. @Jack D

    If they could rent menthol cigarettes, they would.

    • LOL: Gary in Gramercy, Abe
  121. vinteuil says:
    @Jack D

    If this operation had accomplished its goals (I’m not even sure what they were – having Congress confirm Trump as the winner? Overthrow the USG?)

    The goal was what Senator Cruz said it was: a serious audit of the vote.

    Do you find this confusing?

    • Agree: Ron Mexico
    • Replies: @Ron Mexico
  122. @Rob McX

    It did for my mom but she has self control and her husband was rocketing up the corporate ladder so she was smart enough to keep it to her self. Spazes think everyone is a spaz.

  123. PSr says:
    @Mike Tre

    Send in the white, lefty, female social workers.

  124. @The Alarmist

    “Which implies that the ladies in Finland are up to taking affairs into their own hands.”

    Not sure I’d like to face an angry Lagertha. I hope she’s well, not heard so much of her lately.

    • Replies: @anon
  125. Lot says:
    @vinteuil

    What’s shameful is letting the left take over because you’re too lazy to vote or too pure and precious to ever pick the lesser evil, which was obviously McCain in 2008.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    , @vinteuil
  126. El Dato says:
    @Polistra

    It will happen anyway.

    Arbeit macht frei, Genosse!

    • Agree: HammerJack
  127. @El Dato

    “You really need a gambling action man like Hitler, someone who has scant regards for “the day after”. Bullying Hindenburg? Getting rid of Roehm? Re-appropriating Sudetenland? Attacking this or that neighbouring nation? DO IT.”

    And he did it, and he won, so he did it again, and he won, and again, and he won, und so weiter, right up until he didn’t. I’m never sure that putting everything on black every time is the way to success and riches.

    A gambling man has to know when to stop, take the winnings and leave the table.

    • Replies: @El Dato
  128. El Dato says:
    @Anon

    These laptops don’t have disk encryption?

    I mean, like WTF if true.

    Even I have it and I can barely get the coffee machine working.

  129. Abe says:
    @BenKenobi

    For anyone looking for a quick chuckle, check out “The McBain Movie” on y*utube. Someone stitched together all the McBain clips into the proper order.

    Does Rainier do nude scene? Does he play nerd?

  130. Perhaps the police in one of the rowdier European countries such as Finland have a better policy.

    Finns are only rowdy when they’re drunk. Helvettiä, they’re only verbal when they’re drunk. Finnish divorces are more likely to lead to someone’s suicide.

    Yes, there must be better ways to handle these kind of domestic disputes.

    There are better ways of handling public disputes as well. That recent “Karen” (Catalina?) incident in New York could have been avoided simply by showing the woman simple proof that the iPhone was indeed the teenager’s. Litigator David Freiheit explains from his compact why, even though the father and son were legally in the right, how they handled it was tactically wrong. Especially when dealing with one who’s obviously a head case.

    AOC is resistant to Puerto Rican statehood, and the Miya Ponsettos are Exhibit A in why we should give her all the support she needs to delay this.

  131. Kronos says:
    @Redneck farmer

    Damn, I got the JPEGs mixed up on the upload. How could I have mixed up Weekly World News with the Weekly Standard?!

    • LOL: Redneck farmer
  132. El Dato says:
    @martin_2

    You know there is a concept other than a “false flag” which is called a “trolling operation”.

    Although red team thinks it did it by themselves, this is not so. They just got snookered into “firing the first shot” or performing some morally dubious deed, possibly in self-defense, probably without planning. After the “incident”, there will be a big press circus, resonant proclamations, wagging fingers, promises of holding to account, full mobilization, and ultimate defeat of red team. Double points if red team stupidly declares war early.

  133. Rob McX says:
    @Jack Armstrong

    Forty acres and an Escalade.

    • Replies: @Mike Tre
  134. Arclight says:
    @Bill Jones

    This is a good point – like the Theodore Dalrymple quote about how the point of communist propaganda was to force society to be complicit in a lie, the purpose of the martyrdom is about making people pretend Jacob Blake or George Floyd were not awful people that society is better off without.

    • Replies: @Anon55uu
  135. Anon55uu says:

    The only “answer” to this stuff is some kind of alternative gear. A lasso would be good a la wonder woman, but ropeaphobia would eliminate that. A better approach may be some sort of non lethal sticky foam weapon not unlike the kind of thing once popular on kid’s game shows.

    I expect the body types of cops is a problem too. In fight or flight situations the perps probably size up the opposition pretty quickly.

  136. Anon55uu says:
    @Arclight

    Blake is still alive isn’t he?

  137. Polistra says:
    @Polistra

    A note to interested parties: Steve took nearly 12 hours to post these first three, 10 to 12 hours after nearly 120 other posts were displayed and discussed, and the crowd had moved on. I hope everyone’s getting their money’s worth!

  138. Rob McX says:
    @Mr. Anon

    Don’t worry, the only people who’ll comply are those who already wear masks during sex, and like to walk their partners around on all fours on a leash.

    • LOL: Buzz Mohawk
  139. anon[316] • Disclaimer says:
    @YetAnotherAnon

    The approximate 50% number is typical across all European and Euro-derived countries. It is not unique to Finland. Feminists typically elide this fact because it doesn’t fit their fake Handmaid’s Tale narrative.

    Lagertha commented on another thread, it was pretty standard so she’s likely OK.

  140. @Polistra

    Poli, she called the police because Laquisha is black for Karen.

    • LOL: Hibernian, Polistra
  141. Rosie says:
    @Mike Tre

    If wymynses are as strong as men as you say, then they shouldn’t need the state’s protection.

    Except that I don’t say that and have never said that.

    I guess wymynses aren’t smart enough to leave an abusive relationship on their own

    It’s not about smarts. It’s about the fact that women often do not have the wherewithal to leave because of economic dependency.

    they need the state to come shoot their husbands.

    Incapacitating them would be more than sufficient.

    The sense of entitlement exhibited by the pearl clutching birth-units of Unz is indeed striking.

    Yes, state protection from assault and battery is one those things that all citizens are entitled to.

    Men batter women and kill hundreds of them every year. Police intervene and try to stop it, with a handful getting shot.

    Victims: men.

    https://www.statista.com/statistics/327462/women-murdered-by-men-united-states/

    • Replies: @El Dato
    , @Mike Tre
    , @Adam Smith
  142. Rosie says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    You promised you wouldn’t write me.

    I promised you nothing of the sort.

    You don’t have to write, so just quit!

    And you don’t have to write unsubstantiated crap about womwn.

  143. @Anonymous

    As conservatives / whites begin migrating away from FB, Google, and Twitter and going to their own platforms such as Parler and Bitchute, it will be interesting to see how the news diverges. I suspect that all the tech giants spend an enormous amount of resources making sure that black on white violence is minimized while the reverse is maximized. In the new divided states of America, one side will be relentlessly red-pilled while the other will drift off into a tech induced narcotic dream.

    • Agree: El Dato
  144. @Hypnotoad666

    I don’t always agree with Adams. but I thought the way he described it as “tapping people on the shoulder” was perfect. The aim of the protest wasn’t to overtake the government, but to give the people in Congress a little reminder about their behavior as of late. Just a little tap on the shoulder guys, to let you know we are here and we are watching. For months the democrats have been encouraging blm to take their grievances to the streets, as it were. But now it’s a problem all of a sudden? The violence was unfortunate, but now that we know John Sullivan aka “burn this shit down” was right there in the middle of the thing, I’m starting to wonder how many agitators were present.

    • Agree: Desiderius
  145. El Dato says:
    @YetAnotherAnon

    Should have listened to the army logistics people. They told him that going for Moscow was a Bad Idea.

    But that’s the whole fun right? If the gambling man knew when to stop, would he be a gambling man? Sounds like some Gödel incompleteness theorem for real-world decisions. Lady Luck will not always keep the sixth chamber unaligned. So it goes.

    Meanwhile [[[UNITY INTENSIFYING]]]:

    – Trump permabanned from Fecesbook and Twatter.
    – #Walkaway Republican account memoryholded out of Fecesbook.
    – Biden feels he has enough leeway to start calling reps NAZIs and Goebbelses.
    – Lobbying ongoing that Parler be banned from App stores, stat!
    – Pelosi makes a show of NOT GIVING TRUMP THE NUKE CODES (is she senile?)
    – Pelosi makes a show of proclaiming that Putin killed Democracy through Trump (she is senile!)
    – House Majority Whip James Clyburn is angry Betsy DeVos and Elaine Chao resigned without voting to trigger the 25th first.
    – Dems now in control of Senate.

    Inauguration Day isn’t even there yet. At this clip, Death Marches for Dissidents will be starting next Sunday.

    • Agree: Ron Mexico
    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
  146. @Achmed E. Newman

    A major reason for this is because the police, courts, and society are so loathe to arrest women. The reality is that women are more likely to hit men than the other way around. They are also more likely to use a weapon. The Primary Aggressor laws mandate that the police arrest the partner with the greater upper body strength rather than the one who throws the first punch. They may as well have just said they have to arrest the one with a penis but that would be overtly discriminatory instead of pretending to be gender neutral. You also have the do-not-drop laws and special funding which require the DAs to prosecute even when their judgement tells them not to.

    On a side note, the police never know what to do when lesbians have domestic fights and they are the most likely engage in them.

    • Replies: @Rosie
  147. El Dato says:
    @Rosie

    Men batter women and kill hundreds of them every year. Police intervene and try to stop it, with a handful getting shot.

    Real life: where men are violent and women are attracted to violent, even obviously crazy, men.

    No-one ever said getting laid was a zero-risk activity.

    • Agree: R.G. Camara
    • Replies: @Rosie
  148. @al gore rhythms

    A somewhat related example was swapping genders – by using actors – to recreate the Clinton-Trump debates:

    If I were a professor, I would tell my class the approximate factual story of Anglo American decline in the US, but swap out Tibetans or some obscure Pacific Island group for White Americans. (eg Tibetans are angry over being swamped by Han Chinese, who will soon be the majority and take advantage of ethnic set-asides; much of the Tibetan elite has sided with China and mocks traditional Tibetan Buddhism and culture, allows sacred Tibetan shrines to be torn down etc etc.). How are Leftists able to see the humanity of Tibetans and almost every non-White peoples but not core-American Whites?

    Interestingly, one non-White who has made this intellectual leap is the Dali Lama. He’s repeatedly stated that Europe is for Europeans and the migrants should return home. Hey, take whatever ally you can get.

    The fact that Blacks are less likely to be killed by police compared to Whites when adjusted for police encounters should be enough, by itself, to end BLM (and that’s despite Black attitude and resentment of Whitey!). But none of this is about reason. It’s just emotional ape warfare at this point.

    • Thanks: al gore rhythms
  149. @Rosie

    “No! You get me a deputy on the line right now! I’m being harassed! Yes, she pointed SOMETHING at me … a pointed comment. Plus, she got weed!”

    • Replies: @Adam Smith
    , @Buzz Mohawk
  150. Rosie says:
    @El Dato

    Real life: where men are violent and women are attracted to violent, even obviously crazy, men.

    Things unz creeps want women to do:

    1. Get married and depend on a man.

    2. Not expect the government to protect their lives when the men they depend on turns violent and beats them sensless in front of their children.

    • Replies: @El Dato
  151. bomag says:
    @Michael C

    Corrupt and cucked umpires.

  152. Rosie says:
    @Prof. Woland

    The Primary Aggressor laws mandate that the police arrest the partner with the greater upper body strength rather than the one who throws the first punch. They may as well have just said they have to arrest the one with a penis

    Unz creeps are all about acknowledging differences between mn and women when it works to their advantage. Otherwise, they resort to leftist tropes about the semester, as if the only difference is the reproductive organs between their legs were the only difference.

    Meanwhile, 4/5 of intimate partner homicide victims are women, the vast majority killed by opposite sex partners.

    https://www.keranews.org/texas-news/2020-10-14/last-year-185-women-and-men-in-texas-were-killed-by-an-intimate-partner-according-to-new-report

    • Troll: R.G. Camara
  153. bomag says:
    @Wilkey

    My nearby city paper reports the names of city police in such instances, but the names of federal officers “are unavailable.”

  154. Mike Tre says:
    @Rob McX

    You mean Forty Ounces and an Escalade.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  155. El Dato says:
    @Rosie

    I don’t remember reading anyone ever said that. And who ARE the unz creeps?

  156. Twitter just permabanned Trump, and Parler (which I just found out existed and is apparently a social media platform popular with the right) just got deleted from the Google Play store (which I’ve never used but I assume a lot of people do).

    We all saw this coming so no surprises. All undesirables will be permanently deplatformed regardless of how popular they are. “Well make your own social media then” results in said social media being removed from the store. I’m sure “make your own store” will get kiboshed by credit card companies, advertisers, and phone manufacturers refusing to engage with it (is that legal? who cares!).

    The techno globohomo future is here! Personally I’m just trying to accrue enough capital and store it very very safely around the world before they get their hands on the IPs for all commenters on this site and make us all unemployable by putting us on their publicly available blacklist of citizens.

  157. bomag says:
    @Anonymous

    A lot of the behavior of black males in police encounters involves not only the situation at hand but the many experiences they’ve had where they did some petty BS and complied with police orders yet they were still subjected to abusive and emasculating behavior by cops.

    The standard is to cooperate even if one has had bad experiences; handing out freedom-to-wreck cards is no way to manage the situation.

    And don’t be taken in by the dindu-nuffin sob stories. Blacks commit a lot of crime; they get away with a lot of crime; they talk their way out of a lot of arrests; the courts and police are plenty lenient.

    They are emboldened by the leniency.

  158. anon[323] • Disclaimer says:

    Unfortunately, prime_noticer was right.

    Biggest day of peacetime censorship in US history, after a year of the establishment egging on anti-White violence.

    Steve is a boomer lapdog.

    • Replies: @Matt Buckalew
  159. Mike Tre says:
    @Rosie

    Oh we’re playing pretend again I see.

    “Except that I don’t say that and have never said that.”

    You intimate it on a regular basis.

    “It’s not about smarts. It’s about the fact that women often do not have the wherewithal to leave because of economic dependency.”

    The 1950’s called, they want their excuse back. This is the equivalent of a negro blaming slavery for not being able to graduate high school in 2020.

    “Yes, state protection from assault and battery is one those things that all citizens are entitled to.”

    Let’s pretend like women never provoke their male partners into violence. Men get no state protection from the financial ruin women bring upon them in divorce and custody battles. According to this study:

    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/51379171_Differences_in_Frequency_of_Violence_and_Reported_Injury_Between_Relationships_With_Reciprocal_and_Nonreciprocal_Intimate_Partner_Violence

    ..women are the perpetrators in 70% of the nonreciprocal violence. (Remember Ray Rice? His fiance initiated the violence with one or more shoves, but no one likes to talk about that.) Just like Ron Unz likes to ignore the fact that Hispanics are routinely miscategorized as white in criminal complaints, you like to ignore the fact that a significant number of female on male domestic abuse goes unreported because the man is ashamed of getting beat up by the woman, or he just laughs/shrugs off the ineffectual, but initial punches and shoves he receives from his female partner. *

    Innocent and unwilling participants in household arguments who would never provoke or egg on their male partners with taunts, smears, or any other garden variety estrogen fueled irrationality: wymynses

    * My wife is a social worker. In her 30 years of experience dealing in domestic and child separation cases in Cook (Chicago) and surrounding counties, violence in the home is initiated about 50/50 between men and women.

    • Thanks: Polistra
  160. @vinteuil

    As Scott Adams says, if you can’t audit the election did an election even happen?

    • Replies: @J.Ross
  161. All quite true, Steve. Biden was definitely wrong, but that was still when the BLM thing was hotter, and politics was still being played. I mean–of course, they’re still trying to racialize the attack on the Capitol by saying the police would have ‘treated them worse’. WORSE? They allowed them to get away with all manner of grotesquerie. They were literally wandering around the Rotunda as if tourists. If it had been blacks, the neutered police would probably have been even more afraid to do their jobs.

    But the blacks (and even Biden again) brought this totally irrelevant thing up. Michelle Obama bullshitted about it. That has nothing to do with the fact that Trump is responsible for what happened in Washington. Why the hell did they try to protect Black Lives Matter Plaza so much? It’s an obscenity and should never have been allowed. But…Trump is definitely capable of doing a nuke, and Pelosi-Milley this morning was exactly right.

    Yes, there have been a number of correct refusals to convict white (and black) cops in deaths of black men of dubious reputation. Works like clockwork, it seems. Everybody knows Rodney King was beaten, but I bet a lot don’t know he’s dead.

    • Replies: @Ron Mexico
  162. @Lot

    Reprised by McCain himself in 2016-

    What was obvious then is no longer obvious at all now.

  163. @Achmed E. Newman

    Rosie would be much more easy going and way less argumentative if she would take a little toke once in a while. A little cannabis to help her relax. She might even like it.

    I’m pretty sure she ain’t got weed though.
    Rosie seems to think that cannabis is as bad as kiddie porn.

    • LOL: Achmed E. Newman
  164. Richard B says:
    @AndrewR

    BLM is a black supremacist organization meant to humiliate whites. All non-black people really.

    That’s exactly right. And it’s exactly why BLM has overplayed its hand. And not just BLM.

    Especially considering the fact that Latinos and Asians aren’t having any of it. But neither group is saying much because, well they don’t, in general, and they don’t have to. Because both groups are reasonably secure in their unity and except in random cases don’t see blacks as a long-term threat.

    But also, a growing number of whites have had enough. And that number will continue to grow as more and more whites realize that really do have nothing to lose.

    Either way, it’s clear that BLM is going to Boomerang Like a Motha****** on blacks much sooner than later.

  165. @Rosie

    state protection from assault and battery is one those things that all citizens are entitled to.

    Lol…

    “Neither the Constitution, nor state law, impose a general duty upon police officers or other governmental officials to protect individual persons from harm, even when they know the harm will occur.” “Police can watch someone attack you, refuse to intervene and not violate the Constitution.”

    The US Supreme Court has made it abundantly clear that law enforcement agencies are not required to provide protection to the citizens who are forced to pay the police for their “services.”

    In DeShaney vs. Winnebago and Town of Castle Rock vs. Gonzales, the supreme court ruled that police agencies are not obligated to provide protection of citizens. In both of these court cases, clear and repeated threats were made against the safety of children, but government agencies chose to take no action.

    https://mises.org/power-market/police-have-no-duty-protect-you-federal-court-affirms-yet-again

    https://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/28/politics/justices-rule-police-do-not-have-a-constitutional-duty-to-protect.html

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DeShaney_v._Winnebago_County

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Town_of_Castle_Rock_v._Gonzales

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warren_v._District_of_Columbia

    • Replies: @Rosie
  166. @Known Fact

    Known,never too cold to loot, how else would you get your winter wardrobe.

  167. J.Ross says:
    @Ron Mexico

    Still waiting for an explanation of how court mandated election observers can be violently physically expelled but the election is unquestionable.

    • Agree: Ron Mexico
    • Replies: @Desiderius
  168. “In his 9 year career in the big leagues, Mendoza averaged per 162 games .215 batting average / 1 homer / 25 RBIs. (For the kids, he had a lifetime OPS of .507.)”

    Mendoza was a journeyman bench player (he also did a brief stint with SEA post PIT career). The fact that he was/is remembered for having had an abysmal BA speaks to the point that traditional stats, like BA, have incredible staying power.

    You will notice, that Mendoza or other MLB regulars, then or now, do NOT constantly read the papers (now search online) for their personal stats and go “Oh, no! Shit! My on base percentage has tanked below .400! Oh no! I’m done for! Double shit! My OPS has shrunk below 600! Well, forget getting that contract extension to stay on the club and ride the bench, it’s over.”

    But MLBers still check their BA’s to see if it’s respectable. BA is one of the earliest statistics and was created by British player Alexander Cartwright. As he was a contemporary of Francis Galton, father of statistics, BA (and other traditional stats that originated around the mid. to late 19th century) shares a link with Galton’s pioneering work regarding statistics. Perhaps Francis Galton would’ve enjoyed watching nineteenth century baseball; certainly could’ve assisted with development of stats in general for the sport.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  169. @Yojimbo/Zatoichi

    Batting averages aren’t that useful for comparing players to other players but they are useful for comparing a player to himself. For example, if a player has hit .450 for the last ten games, he’s in a hot streak. Newer stats aren’t too useful for short time periods because they are too dependent on small sample sizes of home runs.

    • Replies: @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
  170. @Achmed E. Newman

    You two are giving me flashbacks about my parents, but it’s funny this time instead of traumatic.

  171. MBlanc46 says:

    Three cops couldn’t bring this guy down? When I was young, there were minimum height requirements for Chicago cops. I don’t know the exact requirements, but all Chicago cops were big , burly Irishmen and Polaks. They carried nightsticks. They were intimidating. They were meant to be intimidating. One circa 1962 Chicago cop could have handled this punk.

  172. @Rosie

    You two are giving me flashbacks about my parents, but it’s funny this time instead of traumatic.

  173. @J.Ross

    Passive voice is so weak that it invites violence.

    Like Lombardi, they’ll keep running the same play until someone stops it. We have yet to even take the field.

  174. MBlanc46 says:
    @ES

    I see that you got to this before I did, ES.

  175. MBlanc46 says:
    @Rosie

    So the real Rosie is now showing herself. We’re “Unz creeps” who “hate women” now. If you dislike us so much, Rosie, why do you keep coming round here?

    • Replies: @Mike Tre
    , @Rosie
  176. @Lot

    I don’t use the ignore feature either, Lot. For those few commenters I’m sick of, I just keep on scrolling. There’s only 1 or 2 for which I won’t even read replies to the either.

  177. Mike Tre says:
    @MBlanc46

    Feminism dumped the white broads who started it, now some of them cling to nationalism. But they can’t all escape their roots.

    • Replies: @Rosie
  178. Rosie says:
    @MBlanc46

    So the real Rosie is now showing herself.

    Because I’ve ben really reticent in the past, haven’t I?

    We’re “Unz creeps” who “hate women” now.

    A number of you are, yes.

    If you dislike us so much, Rosie, why do you keep coming round here?

    To set you straight, or at least minimize the influence of the most extreme among you.

  179. Marty says:
    @Wilkey

    Defense attorneys don’t have the same obligation.

    Not exactly the same, but in many states they still have to disclose physical evidence and witness interviews.

    https://www.chamberslawfirmca.com/does-the-defense-have-to-disclose-evidence-to-the-prosecution/

  180. Rosie says:
    @Adam Smith

    If I am not much mistaken, those precedents address the question of whether failure to protect constitutes a tort for which an individual may sue for damages. That is a separate question entirely from the more practical policy question of whether individuals and/or groups are entitled to police protection. Suppose police declare open season on Whites. Would that be legitimate in your view?

    I am reasonably certain that it would violate the Equal Protection Clause:

    All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

    • Replies: @Adam Smith
  181. Rosie says:
    @Mike Tre

    Feminism dumped the white broads who started it, now some of them cling to nationalism. But they can’t all escape their roots.

    Who’s a feminist at Unz?

    A woman who thinks men shouldn’t be allowed to beat their wives with impunity.

    I have a question for you guys. Do women’s lives matter? Ho much is a woman’s life worth?

    Are we 3/5 a person, or less than that?

    How many dead women would you accept to save one Jacob Blake?

    3, 10, 100? What is the appropriate fraction to use in dealing with this question?

    • Troll: AndrewR
  182. @Lace the Artist Formerly Known as Race

    “That has nothing to do with the fact that Trump is responsible for what happened in Washington.”
    You sound like “vast right-wing conspiracy.” Limbaugh was responsible for the OKC bombings… Sarah Palin “targeted” Gabby Giffords. GTFOH.

  183. @Rosie

    Good evening Miss Rosie,

    I hope this message finds you well…

    That is a separate question entirely from the more practical policy question of whether individuals and/or groups are entitled to police protection.

    No one is entitled to police protection. It is simply not their job to protect anyone.
    Their job is to raise revenue for their municipal corporation, the court and the state.

    Suppose police declare open season on Whites. Would that be legitimate in your view?

    Of course not.

    I am reasonably certain that it would violate the Equal Protection Clause:

    Lol… Does affirmative action not violate the equal protection clause?

    No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law;

    Lol… They abridge the privileges and immunities of citizens all the time. It’s what they do as a matter of business. Occasionally someone will sue them, win and get a payout, but this is admittedly rare. They still raise more revenue violating our “rights” than they have to payout so it is a net win for the state.

    Did Daniel Shaver receive “due process” before an agent of the state deprived him of his life? Does someone arrested for cannabis possession receive “due process” before they are deprived of their liberty? Do victims of civil asset forfeiture receive “due process” before the state deprives them of their property? Did Leo Lech receive “due process” before the police destroyed his home?

    • Thanks: Achmed E. Newman
    • Replies: @Rosie
  184. Polistra says:
    @Lot

    How can you ignore TD, since he uses a hundred different noms de guerre??

  185. Polistra says:
    @Rosie

    How many dead women would you accept to save one Jacob Blake?

    Rosie, you’re beginning to channel Alden at her TotM.

    It’s not a pretty sight, let me assure you.

  186. @anon

    No he’s just a feckless dork. Dunking on affirmative action sistas and Malcolm gladwell once Steven pinker says it’s open season on him- absolutely. Anything else nah.

    I take that back Steve is absolutely a lap dog for Hollywood.

  187. @Rosie

    Isn’t the answer obvious? I don’t know if you remember a while back when I said you were cloying though sometimes undeniably right (not intimating that you should remember just referring back). This is an example of that. Yes 35 percent of this comment section including four or five of the non-stop posters are straight up woman haters. I don’t know why you think it’s productive to keep pretending that you aren’t aware of it. They don’t (and for many never) get laid and that sexual frustration consumes them- but so what?

    Just make your points without being so solipsistically caught up in how your comments are received. And more to the point these dudes aren’t the types capable of beating their partners- to the extent they’ve had partners they were henpecked and frankly many of them have experienced the pain of being left by a SO who was trading up for a better mate.

    They are right to be upset with certain aspects of hypergamy and you are right that their bitterness about it has made them completely unreceptive to any kind of danger faced by women. But the dialectic of feminism has progressed far to much for your women are babeS in the woods act. There is largely parity in the sexual marketplace it and to the extent it’s unmanaged it’s I’m balanced in favor of women in general and a specific narrow band of males. None of the people you are constantly picking fights with are in that band.

    • Replies: @Rosie
  188. AndrewR says:
    @Rosie

    It would be nice if you spared us your daddy issues.

    This post has almost 9,000 likes. The obvious conclusion is that the left wants to bring back coverture, which I’m happy to do. But if I’m responsible for my wife’s behavior then how many restrictions can be put on my options to keep her in line?

    https://mobile.twitter.com/tburages/status/1347398599454453760

    • Replies: @Rosie
  189. @ES

    In the days before tasers, the cops would have used nightsticks to subdue Jacob Blake. He would have ended up bruised and bloodied, but probably without bullet holes.

    Right. I have seen billy clubs used and they were very persuasive. A couple of whacks to the shins and ribs and the guy was on the ground. He was in a lot of pain but not permanently injured.

    But nightsticks, like the choke hold, were abandoned and now cops start with the Taser, and then go straight to the gun if that doesn’t work.

  190. Rosie says:
    @AndrewR

    I can’t access Twitter so I don’t know what that post says, but nobody wants to bring back coverture and you’re not going to have any options for keeping us in line. Coverture was dismantled by White men who saw first hand what an outrage it was.

    Why don’t you answer my question? What fraction of a human being is a woman?

    • Replies: @AndrewR
  191. @J.Ross

    The left needed a pretext for canceling President Trump in his remaining days in office to make sure that he does not leak-declassify-communicate information. The secrets he is holding could be so damaging to so many insiders including Biden and those around him that it will absolutely and permanently undermine his opponents legitimacy.

    It is also clear now that big tech is making their move. This is 1939 for the deep state. If they move now while their opponents are unorganized and unable to communicate they will conquer but if they cannot finish off their opposition, they will eventually be deplatformed themselves and broken into pieces. Without big tech, the left is just a well funded rabble.

    • Agree: Rosie
  192. @Steve Sailer

    “Batting averages aren’t that useful for comparing players to other players”

    Mario Mendoza’s career BA = .215

    Babe Ruth’s career BA = .342

    Ty Cobb’s career batting average = .367

    contemporary of Mendoza’s, INF George Brett’s career BA = .305

    contemporary of Mendoza’s, PH/mostly confined to the bench, Manny Mota’s career BA = .304

    Obviously what is being said is that BA is one of several key components when comparing MLBers’ careers. But BA still remains a useful criteria determinant regarding how good players are and in that aspect, BA’s can be compared with/contrasted with other players. Can they hit the ball, period? And if they can, BA is there to show whether or not they can.

    Among Steve’s favorite MLBer’s the name HOF BOS OF Ted Williams stands out. Notice: Ted Williams cared chiefly about his BA. He did not care about other stats as much that were employed at the time of his career (RBI, HR, R, etc). Williams seemed to understand that if one takes care of their BA’s, then the other major stats will follow as well (for the most part). Toward the end of his life, Williams was most proud of the fact that he was the last (as far as he knew) MLBer to bat over .400. SA, OBS, OPS, meant very little to him. And as far as the science of MLB, Ted Williams knew and understood all the major stats and what they meant, and yet BA to him remained very, very important.

    “May the good Lord forgive me, I just couldn’t resist the temptation”–HOF WASH P Walter Johnson, on why he jumped out of stands while pitchers were warming up and decided to show younger P’s who exactly had a faster pitch. (Johnson was well retired by this time).

  193. AndrewR says:
    @Rosie

    You can open Twitter but you don’t want to bother.

    But I’ll sum it up: a call for Clarence Thomas to be removed from the court because his wife supports Trump.

    9,000 likes means lots of people clearly support coverture, or at least one of its aspects.

    I’m a white man who thinks it’s outrageous we got rid of it. It’s like abolishing parental authority.

    • Replies: @Rosie
  194. @El Dato

    “Should have listened to the army logistics people. They told him that going for Moscow was a Bad Idea.”

    They’d previously told him that occupying the Rhineland, invading Austria, and threatening Czechoslovakia were Bad Ideas which would lead to disaster, and every time they were wrong.

    “Other Powers thought that they were faced with the choice between total war and surrender. At first they chose surrender; then they chose total war, to Hitler’s ultimate ruin.”

  195. vinteuil says:
    @Lot

    What’s shameful is letting the left take over because you’re too lazy to vote or too pure and precious to ever pick the lesser evil, which was obviously McCain in 2008.

    No, Lot, no. Voting McCain in 2008 would have been voting, not for the lesser evil, but for the even greater evil – to say nothing of Romney in 2012.

    The actually existing Republican Party is the single greatest obstacle we all face. It needs to go the way of the whigs.

    • Replies: @Lot
  196. Mendoza sounds like an Italian surname. Also given the fact that he somewhat resembles Wierd Al Yankovic and there’s probably more to the story regarding Mario Mendoza’s projectile into MLB than meets the eye.

    *Mario also tends to be an Italian given name. As witnessed by Mario Bros.

  197. Rosie says:
    @AndrewR

    You can open Twitter but you don’t want to bother.

    No I can’t jacka$$. I’ve been banned and can’t even get on now.

    9,000 likes means lots of people clearly support coverture, or at least one of its aspects.

    No it doesn’t. For that, you’d have to do a proper scientific survey with random sampling and all that.

    I’m a white man who thinks it’s outrageous we got rid of it. It’s like abolishing parental authority.

    That’s because there is a steaming pile of sh!t where your brain is supposed to be.

  198. Rosie says:
    @Matt Buckalew

    They are right to be upset with certain aspects of hypergamy and you are right that their bitterness about it has made them completely unreceptive to any kind of danger faced by women. But the dialectic of feminism has progressed far to much for your women are babeS in the woods act. There is largely parity in the sexual marketplace it and to the extent it’s unmanaged it’s I’m balanced in favor of women in general and a specific narrow band of males. None of the people you are constantly picking fights with are in that band.

    Female hypergamy is a big fat lie. Arguments and evidence upon request.

    • Replies: @Rosie
    , @AndrewR
  199. Rosie says:
    @Rosie

    BTW, Mr. Buckalew, forgive my curt reply, but I get tired of people’s accusing me of picking fights when in fact I never throw the first punch. If these guys are going to attack women, I am within my rights to defend them (us).

  200. Lot says:
    @vinteuil

    If the GOP disappears it will be instantly replaced by a nearly identical party representing the same basic coalition.

    McCain was awful, but also broadly popular in 2008, which is why he won the primaries over better funded candidates.

  201. @Mike Tre

    Thanks Mike, I’m gonna borrow that one!

  202. @Lot

    I voted L as usual, Lot, but I was tempted to vote for McCain due to Sarah Palin. I’d have only voted for him with some kind of guarantee that McCain was due to die within a year or two, certified by a couple of trustworthy physicians.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    , @Lot
  203. Rosie says:
    @Adam Smith

    I am reasonably certain that it would violate the Equal Protection Clause:

    Lol… Does affirmative action not violate the equal protection clause?

    It doesn’t matter whether it does or doesn’t. We were talking about whether there is a constitutional right to police protection, and the answer is yes, at least to the extent that it cannot be selectively denied.

    Now, does affirmative action in fact violate the EPC?

    It only even arguably does so when used in public institutions (employers and educational institutions). Private use of affirmative action might violate civil rights statutes, but it cannot violate the Constitution.

    • Replies: @Adam Smith
  204. Mike Tre says:
    @Rosie

    “A woman who thinks men shouldn’t be allowed to beat their wives with impunity.”

    Strawman. There are no men here that think this.

    The rest of your comment is a rhetorical pity party, just like the negroes engage in.

    • Replies: @AndrewR
    , @Rosie
  205. AndrewR says:
    @Rosie

    Lol please share. I need a good laugh

    • Replies: @Rosie
  206. @Rosie

    We were talking about whether there is a constitutional right to police protection, and the answer is yes, at least to the extent that it cannot be selectively denied.

    Good afternoon Miss Rosie…

    Just because you believe something to be true or wish it to be true does not actually make it true. The Supreme Court has ruled numerous times that police have no duty to protect anyone. No one has a “constitutional right” to police protection. As one California appellate court wrote, “police officers have no affirmative statutory duty to do anything.”

    Like it or lump it Rosie, that’s the way it is.

    https://leg.mt.gov/bills/2007/Minutes/Senate/Exhibits/jus66a10.pdf

    https://fee.org/articles/just-dial-911-the-myth-of-police-protection/

    https://www.barneslawllp.com/blog/police-not-required-protect

    https://www.insidesources.com/the-police-have-no-duty-to-protect/

    If you’d like to talk about weather or not there should be a constitutional right to police protection we can have that discussion, but our wishes and our feelz will probably have very little effect on observable reality.

    https://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/research/JLPP/upload/Rizzi-note-final.pdf

    You can read about what happened to Jessica Gonzales of Castle Rock, Colorado at the following two links. (and some of the links above)

    https://www.damfirm.com/u-s-supreme-court-says-police-no-duty-enforce-court-orders-protect-individual/

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Town_of_Castle_Rock_v._Gonzales

    In the case of Castle Rock v. Gonzales (2005), the supreme court found that Jessica Gonzales did not have a constitutional right to police protection, even in the presence of a restraining order.

    Jessica Gonzales had the same “constitutional right” to police protection as you or I do.
    How well did that work out for her and her children? Arm yourself and proceed accordingly.

    Now, does affirmative action in fact violate the EPC?

    It only even arguably does so when used in public institutions (employers and educational institutions). Private use of affirmative action might violate civil rights statutes, but it cannot violate the Constitution.

    Truly you have a dizzying intellect.

    While a “private business” is not subject to affirmative action statutes, most businesses are not in fact “private”. If you have a business license, your business is not a “private business”. A publicly traded company is not a private business and is likely subject to affirmative action statutes. But that is a little beside the point.

    Without some Orwellian doublethink, how can statutes that mandate affirmative action in “government” or educational employment not be a violation of the equal protection clause? (Unless of course the constitution does not apply to 14th amendment “citizens” or to the so called “government”.)

    https://www.dol.gov/general/topic/hiring/affirmativeact

    http://www.camden.k12.nj.us/staff/talent___labor/affirmative_action

    https://www.employmentlawfirms.com/Affirmative-Action.cfm

    Affirmative action programs have created different classes of people, some of whom enjoy special privileges and preferential treatment.

    Clearly, some people are more equal than others.

    I hope you have a great day miss Rosie.

    • Replies: @Rosie
  207. Rosie says:
    @Adam Smith

    Look, you seem like a nice guy, but you are out of your depth here. If you want to be able to discuss constitutional law, you need to educate yourself. If you’re really interested, start here.

    https://lawshelf.com/coursewarecontentview/history-of-equal-protection-and-the-levels-of-review/#:~:text=Let%20us%20start%20by%20examining,%3B%20(3)%20Strict%20Scrutiny.

    • Replies: @vinteuil
  208. @Achmed E. Newman

    I voted L as usual, Lot, but I was tempted to vote for McCain due to Sarah Palin.

    I think Sarah Palin would have been awesome as President. She drove people, especially women, nuts for the same reason DJT does. They’re icky.

  209. Lot says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    You should stop with voting libertarian. They are anti-police, split the right and let Dem candidates win on a regular basis, and are even more radically open borders than the Democrats.

    At one point there was a paleocon element in the libertarian party, probably peaking in the 1990s. That is long gone, and now it offers the same Woke Capitalism and third world immivasion as the Democrats.

  210. vinteuil says:
    @Lot

    If the GOP disappears it will be instantly replaced by a nearly identical party representing the same basic coalition.

    Well, that’s just, like, your opinion, man…

    Personally, I think that we are living in interesting times.

  211. vinteuil says:
    @Rosie

    …educate yourself…

    Rosie – I’ve never responded to you before, and most likely never will again.

    But let me offer you a few words of advice:

    Never, ever, use the phrase “educate yourself” if you’re even slightly interested in genuine dialogue.

    • Replies: @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    , @Rosie
  212. AndrewR says:
    @Mike Tre

    I certainly am against abuse of any living being, but who should do the “punishing” of a man who beats his wife “too much”?

  213. @vinteuil

    And in keeping with the spirit of the New Year, I’ve never responded to something you’ve posted, either.

    “Never, ever, use the phrase “educate yourself” if you’re even slightly interested in genuine dialogue.”

    Yes, it does kinda sound a bit ghetto.

    Know what I’m sayin’?

  214. Mr. Grey says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Is it white privilege that we don’t have to ‘keep it real’ and become drama queens and incite and resist arrest?

  215. Per wikipedia, Mendoza later played and managed in the Mexican League after his MLB career, and was inductecd into the Mexican Baseball Hall of Fame in 2000.

    Keeping on the subject of baseball, and perhaps more relevant to Angelinos everywhere, as well as MLB fans in particular, HOF LA M Tommy Lasorda recent passing on January 7. No Mendoza line needed for Tommy. He was one class act, and a great ambassador for the game of baseball as a whole.

  216. Rosie says:
    @vinteuil

    Never, ever, use the phrase “educate yourself” if you’re even slightly interested in genuine dialogue.

    I don’t suppose you’d care to elaborate. The fact is you can’t have a discussion with someone who doesn’t know what they’re talking about.

    • Replies: @vinteuil
  217. Rosie says:
    @Mike Tre

    Strawman. There are no men here that think this.

    Sure they do. You’re just not paying attention.

  218. Rosie says:
    @AndrewR

    Lol please share. I need a good laugh

    Sounds good. Why don’t we start by you telling me what evidence you believe exists to support this bogus theory?

    • Replies: @AndrewR
  219. vinteuil says:
    @Rosie

    I don’t suppose you’d care to elaborate.

    “Educate yourself” is, currently, the favorite content-free, de haut en bas, insult of the woke left.

    Use of the phrase does not invite dialogue. It excludes it.

    • Replies: @Rosie
  220. Rosie says:
    @vinteuil

    Use of the phrase does not invite dialogue. It excludes it.

    You’re begging the question. How does one have a constructive dialogue with someone who doesn’t know what they’re talking about?

  221. vinteuil says:

    How does one have a constructive dialogue with someone who doesn’t know what [he’s] talking about?

    Well, one begins by treating him with respect.

    I assume you’re familiar with Plato’s Meno, & Laches, & Charmides, &c &c &c?

    Always ask yourself: what would Socrates say?

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