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Muslim terrorist murders 49 gays in Orlando. MSM talks about gun control and how horrible Trump is. Why?

 
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  1. Why? Some possible answers:

    1) UNLIMITED POWER.

    2) Here there is no why.

    3) This boot would like to stamp on your face, forever. Includes free trial subscription to Times Insider.

    OT: Atlantic article that (gasp!) acknowledges IQ is real, has consequences for life outcomes, and is unevenly distributed. (Amongst individuals, of course. Group differences? What what?)

    Instead of bending over backwards to find ways of discussing intelligence that won’t leave anyone out, it might make more sense to acknowledge that most people don’t possess enough of the version that’s required to thrive in today’s world.

    As the late Lee Kuan Yew observed: “If you get immigration from the fruit-pickers, you might not get very far!”

    Still, there’s little point in discussing alleviating poverty as a solution, because our government and society are not seriously considering any initiatives capable of making a significant dent in the numbers or conditions of the poor.

    Conversely, U.S. government immigration policy aims to make a significant bulge in multi-generation numbers of the poor. “Jason Richwine, white courtesy phone.

    If the cognitive and emotional deficits associated with poor school performance aren’t addressed in the earliest years of life, future efforts aren’t likely to succeed.

    Like Steve has said, “Up to eight months and 29 days before birth, but not a day sooner!”

    • Replies: @Gato de la Biblioteca
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    3) This boot would like to stamp on your face, forever. Includes free trial subscription to Times Insider.

    It's early yet, but that looks to be a strong contender for funniest thing I'll read today!

    Replies: @SFG, @Jenner Ickham Errican

    , @SPMoore8
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    Great post, even if it is OT. I wanted to say something over at The Atlantic on the "Stupid" article but I see that degenerated into calling people "gay bashing racists" by the second post, so why bother.

    The article doesn't really have any clearcut plan for reducing low IQ, but it does set off a few trial balloons. It also doesn't state what should be plainly obvious, that low IQ is as low IQ does, which is why things like poverty and criminality go hand in hand with it. Nor does it concede any linkage to "genetics", or, as we used to say, "you got your brains from your father."

    However, the overall thrust of the article, that our society is totally brain-centered and routinely mocks the less intelligent, and offers few of them the opportunity for some dignity and typical life goals, is something I have been saying for decades and I'm glad someone is writing about it.

    This obsession with brains not only feeds the vanity of the highly intelligent, but it also creates tremendous anxiety in everyone else, who think it's so important to have a high IQ that the punish their children as a result. I will admit I think that's part of the attraction of Trump, inasmuch as he seems to cultivate the common touch. Whereas Hillary seems to be your typical elitist, however much she will descend into an accent when speaking at a black church in the South.

    It doesn't help when common people are constantly barraged by the media with narratives that valorize every possible lifestyle choice except the ones they are most likely to make, including marriage, children, conservative religious morality, and so on. At the same time I don't see anyone promoting jobs for the common people or supporting a culture of dignity for them. I do think that our failure here will likely some day reap a whirlwind.

    Replies: @myname1sl1nk, @Forbes, @SFG, @Lot, @gruff, @ganderson

    , @myname1sl1nk
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    Times Insider?

    I prefer the Washington Post.

    , @Stan Adams
    @Jenner Ickham Errican


    Like Steve has said, “Up to eight months and 29 days before birth, but not a day sooner!”
     
    I was born at 38 weeks. I should get affirmative action for missing out on those crucial last two weeks in the womb.
  2. “I’ve been to Trump Tower, and I’d guess that the GOP candidate employed more than a few gay men to decorate it”.
    Trump’s “Art Of The Deal” mentions a woman being in charge of decor for T T, which by the way is a great book.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Paul Walker Most beautiful man ever...


    Trump’s “Art Of The Deal” mentions a woman being in charge of decor for T T, which by the way is a great book.
     
    But was she womyn-born-womyn?

    Replies: @SFG, @Hibernian

    , @Jefferson
    @Paul Walker Most beautiful man ever...

    “I’ve been to Trump Tower, and I’d guess that the GOP candidate employed more than a few gay men to decorate it”.
    Trump’s “Art Of The Deal” mentions a woman being in charge of decor for T T, which by the way is a great book."

    According to Donald Trump, The Art Of The Deal is the second greatest book of all time, second only to The New Testament.

  3. Your microphone is growing louder. It also appears to have a bit of a time delay until the currently loud microphones pick up the message.

  4. Because DT radiates an aura of bigoted hetero-normative White privelege. The already oppressed St Mateen was susceptible to these radiations. This caused a mild-mannered practitioner of TROP to become homophobic and kill.

    In any sane world, Trump wod be on Trial for murder.

    • Replies: @Olorin
    @Mr Curious

    Also racism and homophobia, since those poor Latino gays had to dance at their own night club rather than doing it at the WASP country club.

  5. Is it possible that Islamic terrorism, assault weapons, and Donald Trump’s horribleness are all topics worthy of discussion? No one has to choose just one.

    Besides, Donald Trump is running for president. Omar Mateen isn’t.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    @Bee

    "Is it possible that Islamic terrorism, assault weapons, and Donald Trump’s horribleness are all topics worthy of discussion? No one has to choose just one."

    Over the last thirty years, there have been several hundred thousand conservative white men in this country who both 1.) possess "assault weapons" (the term is meaningless, by the way), and 2.) are "homophobes" (ditto). And yet not one of them ever shot up a gay bar. It took a gay muslim Democrat to do that. So perhaps the media ought to be talking about that.

  6. They’re telling Trump “no more free lunch.” He has to pony up one or two billion for TV ads quick or lose.

    • Replies: @Thea
    @fnn

    Who watches tv anymore?

    Of my close friends only two still have cable. Everyone else uses a streaming service. Commercial free.

    Replies: @Lot

  7. because whom the gods wish to destroy they first make mad.

  8. Its like that old saying about lawyers. When the law is on your side you argue the law. If the facts are on your side you argue the facts. If neither is on your side you bang the table and change the subject.

    • Replies: @ben tillman
    @unit472


    Its like that old saying about lawyers. When the law is on your side you argue the law. If the facts are on your side you argue the facts. If neither is on your side you bang the table and change the subject.
     
    If the law is on your side, argue the law. If the facts are on your side, argue the facts. If neither is on your side, argue like hell.

    Or:

    If the law is on your side, pound the law. If the facts are on your side, pound the facts. If neither is on your side, pound the table.
  9. “But I Have the Microphone and You Don’t!” is a succinct re-statement of a central theory of Sigmund Freud’s that made him utterly hated by second-wave feminists.

  10. “Muslim terrorist murders 49 gays in Orlando. MSM talks about gun control and how horrible Trump is. Why?”

    A Muslim terrorist murders 49 Gays in Orlando and the MSM reacts to that by talking about how horrible Christians are.

    This is what Christianity is to the Left.

  11. “But I have the microphone and you don’t! ”

    We may want to consider shutting the power off.

  12. Trump is the medicine that is barely better than the disease-the disease being unchecked immigration from the third world. He is like chemo and radiation therapy that might heal you but with awful side effects and permanent damage.

    • Replies: @Gato de la Biblioteca
    @merema

    He is like chemo and radiation therapy that might heal you but with awful side effects and permanent damage.

    As opposed to the cancer which will surely kill you.

    , @Big Bill
    @merema

    Trump is like treating gangrene with amputation.

    Replies: @The most deplorable one

    , @Joe Sweet
    @merema


    He is like chemo and radiation therapy that might heal you but with awful side effects and permanent damage.
     
    I'm curious to know what "awful side effects" and "permanent damage" you're so certain President Trump will cause. He strikes me as a smart, high integrity, experienced executive who loves this country and it's people and will do his utmost to accomplish what he sets out to do. He also seems wise enough to hire a smart, capable cabinet to educate and advise him. We know what kind of damage Hillary is likely to do, and who will be telling her to do it. I'll take my chances with Trump. But please elaborate, I'd like to know what I might be missing.
    , @AnotherDad
    @merema


    Trump is the medicine that is barely better than the disease-the disease being unchecked immigration from the third world. He is like chemo and radiation therapy that might heal you but with awful side effects and permanent damage.
     
    You Trump whiners are the biggest bunch of drama queens this side of SJWs.

    Outside of standing up--just a bit (his proposals are very moderate)--to our greedy, sleazy elites on immigration, Trump is a pretty vanilla centrist.

    Anyone parroting this "Trump is chemo", "Trump is amputation" is just a hysterical whiny nitwit--doing the establishment's work.

    ~~~
    And seriously people who can't figure out that immigration and ergo the actual genetic and cultural character of a nations' population ... for all time to come ... is *orders of magnitude* more important than the random b.s. of routine politics, is just utterly clueless.

    There can be no "barely better" when you're talking about fixing something that is going to kill your nation. Everything else is trivial noise.

    Replies: @Yak-15, @Bill

    , @AnotherDad
    @merema


    Trump is the medicine that is barely better than the disease-the disease being unchecked immigration from the third world. He is like chemo and radiation therapy that might heal you but with awful side effects and permanent damage.
     
    You Trump whiners are the biggest bunch of drama queens this side of SJWs.

    Outside of standing up--just a bit (his proposals are very moderate)--to our greedy, sleazy elites on immigration, Trump is a pretty vanilla centrist.

    Anyone parroting this "Trump is chemo", "Trump is amputation" is just a hysterical whiny nitwit--doing the establishment's work.

    ~~~
    And seriously people who can't figure out that immigration and ergo the actual genetic and cultural character of a nations' population ... for all time to come ... is *orders of magnitude* more important than the random b.s. of routine politics, is just utterly clueless.

    There can be no "barely better" when you're talking about fixing something that is going to kill your nation. "Barely" in that context simply makes no sense. Everything else is trivial noise.

    Replies: @The most deplorable one

    , @Olorin
    @merema

    Well, there are a lot of us in the world for whom chemo and/or radiation didn't do that at all, even though our health care teams issued warnings of that sort. Because lawyers.

    IOW, the treatment was next door to hell, but worked, and now we're better than ever.

    If you're going to liken Donald J. Trump as President to chemotherapy, you should maybe consider that difficult and aggressive therapies often lead to improvement.

    And consider that what you consider extreme (chemotherapy and Trump) is in fact quite centrist, mainstream, and well informed.

  13. Yesterday on CNN.com, the top story was how some county official in Alabama from a county that 99.8% of the country had never heard of is refusing to fly the flag at half staff for the massacre victims.

    The top story.

    Top story.

    Talk about abrogation of journalistic duty.

    • Replies: @Gato de la Biblioteca
    @AndrewR

    A sop for that simp Anderson Cooper, who is the most fantastically gay gay man in America. He's made a point of wearing short sleeved shirts in all his live Orlando performances to show how much he works out. Even after a massacre, the preening can't be stopped.

    Replies: @AndrewR, @Ivy

    , @Almost Missouri
    @AndrewR

    I have to agree with whoever it is in Alabama. What is it with all this flag-lowering anyway?

    The victims were not federal employees. It did not happen on federal property. No one was acting in any official federal capacity. In a grim irony, the only federal connection is that the attacker's family was brought into the country in some obscure maneuver by federal employees (CIA?), but that's hardly the sort of thing that you'd think the feds want to draw attention to.

    Replies: @Almost Missouri, @Hibernian, @Buffalo Joe

    , @GW
    @AndrewR

    In case others were wondering, the official who didn't have the flag lowered wasn't doing some anti-homo stunt but was doing so under the principle that we should only lower the flag for military and government officials.

    Of course the cryer in chief has lowered the flag more than any other president. You can't lower the flag for everyone, otherwise it loses its meaning.

    Replies: @Ed

    , @Forbes
    @AndrewR


    is refusing to fly the flag at half staff
     
    "Refusing." That's a great juxtaposition of the question by CNN. Who--what county official responsible for such things--proclaimed to lower the flag on the county buildings, that is now being refused?

    Another distraction from the cause of the tragedy to guilt-tripping politically correct reactions.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon

    , @Pericles
    @AndrewR

    We all recall that the White House honoured gay marriage by turning itself into a glorious rainbow.

    http://i.huffpost.com/gen/3124366/images/o-WHITE-HOUSE-RAINBOW-facebook.jpg

    Now the time has come to honour those slain in Orlando by turning up the bass and making the White House the world's premier gay club! For one night only, we're not extremists.

  14. The Dead Tree Press still lives in the pre-internet era, that is: we control the means of communication and will tell you what to think.
    Even if the internet didn’t exist there would have been a massive increase in samizdat printing by now to counteract the official lies. The Lugenpresse is at least as bad as the old official press of the Soviet Union.

  15. anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Watching the morning news I see where everything is given an anti-Trump spin under the guise of merely reporting what the Trump bashers are saying. It’s hard to understand exactly why the establishment is so attached to Muslim immigration. Is it the billions that the Saudis spend with us that’s created this lobby?

    • Replies: @Gato de la Biblioteca
    @anonymous

    It’s hard to understand exactly why the establishment is so attached to Muslim immigration. Is it the billions that the Saudis spend with us that’s created this lobby?

    It's multi-faceted, with different factions having differing goals. The rich like anything that will bring down wages, and any warm body will help with that. The powerful understand (at some level) that divide and conquer is THE best strategy for a small number of people to lord it up over a large number of people, and no other group, even SSAs, will be as divisive as Sunni Muslims with their completely insane beliefs coupled to a genome prone to acts of extreme individual violence. (If they could get organized like Europeans (used to) get organized, they'd probably exterminate the entire planet in the name of ALLAH and 72 boys to fuck in the ass for all eternity.)

    And then there are the lesser players. The bureaucrats realize this means more demand for bureaucratic functions to "handle" the situation - everything from additional intelligence assets to additional law enforcement & prison workers, from teachers to welfare workers. The SJW types like anything that sticks it to straight white men and/or allow them to show how much better they are than Bubba from Hickville, Alabama. And TEH GAYS like it because now they won't have to travel to MENA to get their swarthy Arab fix of buggery. (Not to mention it will probably still be safer to engage in such activities here, despite the occasional massacre, than overseas in some country where TEH GAYS are not officially at the top of the POKEMON DIVERSITY POINTS scale.)

    It's a win/win/win situation for the people in power, and a lose/lose/lose for everyone else, including most of the Muslims that will immigrate.

    Replies: @The most deplorable one, @EdwardM

    , @the cruncher
    @anonymous

    I think, that muslims are the weak spot in the idea that /diversity is good/ - if some diversity is objectively not good, then being rational and not sentimental gains a toehold and opens the way to analysis of others of the diverse, and the whole ideology could tear and unravel. They fear that as muslims go, so goes all of the coalition of the fringes against the normal.

    Replies: @AnotherDad

    , @ben tillman
    @anonymous


    Watching the morning news I see where everything is given an anti-Trump spin under the guise of merely reporting what the Trump bashers are saying. It’s hard to understand exactly why the establishment is so attached to Muslim immigration.
     
    It's much easier to promulgate and enforce a rule that prohibits a society from excluding anyone. Once an exception is allowed, you've established a right to exclude under the right circumstances. Defining those circumstances and enforcing a policy of non-discrimination without a clearly drawn line is much more difficult.
  16. It is stating the obvious that those control the minds of people have total power, and clearly the one that controls the microphone controls the minds. The question is how these people managed to take power, is this because they were the smartest and this was some a triumph of their moral ideas or is this because they have the least amount of morals and are simply good at manipulating the masses for their own ends ?

    • Replies: @ben tillman
    @neutral


    It is stating the obvious that those control the minds of people have total power, and clearly the one that controls the microphone controls the minds. The question is how these people managed to take power, is this because they were the smartest and this was some a triumph of their moral ideas or is this because they have the least amount of morals and are simply good at manipulating the masses for their own ends ?
     
    They do it by working as a group in competition with relatively dissociated individuals. The EEA of Jews and monopolists like Carlos Slim includes significant time at the junction of the three continents of the Old World -- the world's central, prime territory. Their adaptation to such an environment makes them well-suited to controlling the central institutions of our societies, including what Benjamin Ginsberg called the "apparatus of public opinion formation".

    E.O. Wilson’s observation regarding social insects versus solitary insects (at p. 6 of The Superorganism) illustrates this principle:

    Endowed with the advantages of colonial life, the social insects have managed to displace solitary insects, such as cockroaches, grasshoppers, and beetles, from the most favored nest sites and defensible foraging ranges. In the most general terms, social insects control the center of the land environment, while solitary insects predominate in the margins.
     

    Replies: @Hacienda

    , @Bill
    @neutral

    Freedom of speech, like democracy, gets you rule by the best liars.

  17. It’s not just the MSM, it’s my Facebook feed. Which is even less nuanced in only blaming guns. And right wing nut jobs.

  18. Steve Sailer once said we would miss the SWPL types when they were gone.

    I don’t think so.

    • Replies: @Gato de la Biblioteca
    @AndyBoy

    Steve Sailer once said we would miss the SWPL types when they were gone.

    I don’t think so.


    The SWPL types, and the SJW types, and TEH GAYS, and the feminists, and so on, will miss the straight white men when we're gone. Eventually, probably after millions of them are killed, they will realize that the people they love the most don't give a fuck about them or their asinine ideas.

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob

    , @al gore rhythms
    @AndyBoy


    Steve Sailer once said we would miss the SWPL types when they were gone.
     
    I think it's they who will miss us. One thing I'm seeing very clearly in this 'Brexit' campaign in Britain is that people who want to leave the EU make angry remarks about the government and those who want to remain make angry remarks about the people who want to leave the EU. There's actually few good reasons why a British 'liberal' would support the EU. It's unaccountable and undemocratic, and run by a self-perpetuating managerial class of mostly white, middle-aged men. Much of the work of the EU seems to be about entrenching global capitalism and destroying the standard of living for the poorest of its citizens. And yet they do support the EU, because....they would hate to be confused for the kind of frightful people who want to leave.

    There's a lot of crossover between the kind of people who support Brexit and the kind of people who support Trump, I think.

    Replies: @e

    , @Bill
    @AndyBoy

    The SWPL types are just that: types. They will never be gone. Yesterday, self-righteous school marms enforced Christian morality. Today, self-righteous school marms enforce the Multicult. Tomorrow, self-righteous school marms will enforce Sharia or Marxism or Aryan Race Theory or whatever the state religion is. They will be equally happy in any of these roles. As long as they get to bully while also congratulating themselves on how moral they are.

    Getting rid of SWPLs is utopian. The right question is what state religion shall we have the self-righteous school marms enforce?

  19. Because the coalition of the fringes is not only turning on each other, but spilling each other’s blood. This has to terrify Democrat Party and liberal elites. So they have no other choice but to do a grand diversion and blame Trump and the NRA, because they can’t do anything which threatens the existence and cohesion of their coalition. That, and Trump and the NRA are currently two powerful threats to blue team electoral success.

    It’s why it frustrates me that the greater right is falling for the diversion and arguing so much about guns in the last week. That’s precisely what the other side wants. They don’t want legislative victories on gun issues as such as they want people talking about guns either way, so that we’re not talking about their fringe coalition murdering each other.

    • Replies: @Chrisnonymous
    @countenance

    The real problem is the right talking about ditching Trump. It's eating up air time, trending on Google news, etc, when Trump needs more of himself in the news, not loser Repub governors and senators.

    , @SFG
    @countenance

    Yeah, there really isn't that much blacks, Muslims, gays, Latinos, single unmarried women, Jews, New England liberals, etc. all have in common, and sometimes they run up against each other--look at this, BDS, black-Latino turf fights, etc.

    Replies: @Perspective

    , @rod1963
    @countenance

    The greater right isn't falling for it, they want it. Ever since 9/11 the Right or establishment GOP types have never wanted a honest discussion about importing Muslims into the U.S. and their resistance to assimilation or Islam's hyper violent tendencies towards non-Muslims.

    For instance the GOP has never wanted a deep look into Huma Abedin's ties to the Muslim Brotherhood or the Saudi government. The fact is when Michelle Bachman tried to, she was attacked by senior GOP senators who killed her political career.

    Nor do you see the GOP looking into Muslim Brotherhood infiltration into our government at all levels.

    The fact is the GOP DOES NOT WANT a open and honest discussion about Islam anymore than the Democrats do. Both support the mass importation of Muslims.

    Replies: @Lagertha

    , @Bill
    @countenance

    rod1963 gave a good answer to this. The GOP is as weak a coalition as are the donkeys. The Koch brothers, John Hagee, and Joe the Plumber don't actually have much of anything in common, either. They used to have hatred of Communism in common. Now they have heroically defending oppressed Christian bakers and Wall St executives in common. It's thin, thin gruel.

    The guns thing unites most of the GOP coalition, so the more time spent talking about it, the better for the GOP.

    Personally, I wish death on the GOP, so I hope it gets behind Trump and that Trump wins. Second best would be taking the nomination away from him at the convention. That would be awesome. Hell, maybe that's first best. Unfortunately, what I suspect is happening is that the talk about taking the nomination away is a negotiating tactic the GOPe is using to get Trump "on the reservation." I also suspect that the recent firing of Trump loyalist Lewandowski in favor of whatshisface, beltway slime flavor of the week, is evidence that Trump is moving onto the reservation.

  20. Why ?

    From the story Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut (absolutely worth a read):

    George, while his intelligence was way above normal, had a little mental handicap radio in his ear. He was required by law to wear it at all times. It was tuned to a government transmitter. Every twenty seconds or so, the transmitter would send out some sharp noise to keep people like George from taking unfair advantage of their brains.

    And that is why. The hate must be loud, non-stop and 24/7 . Otherwise people with 100 + IQs might take unfair advantage of their brains.

    • Replies: @Away
    @Cwhatfuture

    I often think that the way NPR ends their stupid news stories with a quick riff of music is a technique of preventing their audience from reflecting on what they just heard.

    , @ben tillman
    @Cwhatfuture


    And that is why. The hate must be loud, non-stop and 24/7 . Otherwise people with 100 + IQs might take unfair advantage of their brains.
     
    Good point.
  21. @countenance
    Because the coalition of the fringes is not only turning on each other, but spilling each other's blood. This has to terrify Democrat Party and liberal elites. So they have no other choice but to do a grand diversion and blame Trump and the NRA, because they can't do anything which threatens the existence and cohesion of their coalition. That, and Trump and the NRA are currently two powerful threats to blue team electoral success.

    It's why it frustrates me that the greater right is falling for the diversion and arguing so much about guns in the last week. That's precisely what the other side wants. They don't want legislative victories on gun issues as such as they want people talking about guns either way, so that we're not talking about their fringe coalition murdering each other.

    Replies: @Chrisnonymous, @SFG, @rod1963, @Bill

    The real problem is the right talking about ditching Trump. It’s eating up air time, trending on Google news, etc, when Trump needs more of himself in the news, not loser Repub governors and senators.

  22. @countenance
    Because the coalition of the fringes is not only turning on each other, but spilling each other's blood. This has to terrify Democrat Party and liberal elites. So they have no other choice but to do a grand diversion and blame Trump and the NRA, because they can't do anything which threatens the existence and cohesion of their coalition. That, and Trump and the NRA are currently two powerful threats to blue team electoral success.

    It's why it frustrates me that the greater right is falling for the diversion and arguing so much about guns in the last week. That's precisely what the other side wants. They don't want legislative victories on gun issues as such as they want people talking about guns either way, so that we're not talking about their fringe coalition murdering each other.

    Replies: @Chrisnonymous, @SFG, @rod1963, @Bill

    Yeah, there really isn’t that much blacks, Muslims, gays, Latinos, single unmarried women, Jews, New England liberals, etc. all have in common, and sometimes they run up against each other–look at this, BDS, black-Latino turf fights, etc.

    • Replies: @Perspective
    @SFG

    We should take a cue from the LGBTQ2S and abbreviate the coalition of the fringes to delineate who is included within this fringe coalition. Much like the LGBT abbreviation, we can drop and add letters as appropriate.

    Replies: @SFG

  23. Guns = Men. Assault Guns = White Men.

    The Democratic coalition has always needed something to run against and the obvious choice, and now the only choice, are white men. But they cannot openly say it, so what has happened is that they have had to develop a proxy.

    Gun control is to Democrats is what abortion is to Republicans. It is a political loser that counts in the primary but hurts them in the general election. A lot of people where speculating, pre-Orlando, why Hillary Clinton was making this an issue but after thinking about it, it is clear that the left needs an issue they can demagogue and rally the troops around. The Democrats have a problem with turnout and now that President Buck Naked is not longer holding the torch they will have a harder time getting blacks and Hispanics to show up at the polls. The leadership of the identity troika on the left is not easily interchangeable and so some adjustments are being made.

    Post-Orlando, it is even worse. The Democrats just witnessed one of their precious identity groups massacre two other more precious identity groups. So naturally they have to blame someone else and the obvious choice are assault guns = white men.

    • Replies: @Lurker
    @Prof. Woland


    The Democrats just witnessed one of their precious identity groups massacre two other more precious identity groups.
     
    I'm not so sure, immigration - race replacement - is the core aim, all other priorities secondary. Sure pushing the LQBTQWERTY agenda is useful in destroying society but its more akin to strafing the anti-aircraft guns, it's only important to enable the bombers to do their work.

    Which means gays must always rank lower on the diversity totem pole.

    German feminists had a much better grasp of the situation, understanding implicitly that German women must be thrown under the bus in the wake of the Cologne incident.

    A more rational person would think "We can have gay rights, some form of feminism without mass immigration" But to the people with the microphone, well whats the point of that? The immigration is the key thing, all the other stuff is just there to help that along.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Anon

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Prof. Woland


    Gun control is to Democrats is what abortion is to Republicans. It is a political loser...
     
    ...because nothing is more important to the modern white American than his daughter's "right" to snuff out his grandchild. The sign of a real healthy population, right?

    Gun control against minorities would be a surefire winner. It was the law in most states before 1868, and not just for slaves. Search "no free negro [n]or mulatto..." sometime.

    It's not about the Second. It's about the Fourteenth.

    Replies: @Nico

    , @Jefferson
    @Prof. Woland

    "So naturally they have to blame someone else and the obvious choice are assault guns = white men."

    So Omar Mateen was a White man? Arab Muslims are People Of Color when it comes to affirmative action, but they are White people when they commit Jihad.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Expletive Deleted, @yaqub the mad scientist, @Charles Erwin Wilson

    , @Lagertha
    @Prof. Woland

    Your last paragraph - bravo. I call it "the kitchen sink," maneuver. Expect more stuff to be thrown at Trump when Brexit happens; during the long-hot and floodier-than-usual European summer; Zika ravaging mosquitoes descending on hapless Olympic enthusiasts. And, 'cause El Nino: there will be at least one, monster-assed hurricane (typhoons are already bad-assed in the East) ...because last summer was sort of meh. Then the fall arrives, and school starts: reality check sets in when tuitions have been paid and vacations are over....which presidential candidate will keep your retirement savings safe - that will cause a lot of anxiety.

  24. Dee says:

    Limbaugh has made it a point to mention the ‘microphone’ as to why the Republicans in Congress won’t oppose anything from the soon to be ex-president; the local media in their state or district will trash them and they have no way to respond. Which is the truth. It’s only in the safe Republican districts can they pretty much ignore the media, swing not so much.

    Until you get somebody like Trump, who gets trashed by everyone, even his own party, and just rolls with it and keeps on going. That was the thing about Trump that first got me interested, that he wouldn’t go begging the SJWs to be nice to him. They kept throwing and nothing stuck to him; must have been really frustrating for those assholes.

    • Replies: @candid_observer
    @Dee

    It is actually pretty remarkable how Trump just picks himself up each day and continues with the program.

    He has developed the reputation for having a thin skin, and perhaps in certain respects he does or may seem to. But how many people do you know, or know of, who could take all of the denunciations of "racist", "bigot", "fascist", "Hitler", shrug them off like gnats, and march down exactly the same path he started on?

    That requires a strength of personality rarely seen anywhere, and virtually never in the public domain.

    Even the richest of the rich can't seem to stand being thought of as anybody who crosses some taboo. Think of the political pusillanimity and abject conformity of Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Larry Page, Mark Zuckerberg, etc.

    What avails it a man to gain the whole world, and not be able to speak his mind, or have a mind to speak?

    Replies: @e, @Hibernian, @Lagertha

    , @Boomstick
    @Dee

    The central failure of the GOP party leadership is their failure to come up with a way to counter The Microphone. It's obvious that this is the commanding heights of politics, but the GOP elite's response is to try to discover more ways to grovel before it instead of finding a countervailing power.

  25. @Jenner Ickham Errican
    Why? Some possible answers:

    1) UNLIMITED POWER.

    2) Here there is no why.

    3) This boot would like to stamp on your face, forever. Includes free trial subscription to Times Insider.

    OT: Atlantic article that (gasp!) acknowledges IQ is real, has consequences for life outcomes, and is unevenly distributed. (Amongst individuals, of course. Group differences? What what?)

    Instead of bending over backwards to find ways of discussing intelligence that won’t leave anyone out, it might make more sense to acknowledge that most people don’t possess enough of the version that’s required to thrive in today’s world.
     
    As the late Lee Kuan Yew observed: “If you get immigration from the fruit-pickers, you might not get very far!”

    Still, there’s little point in discussing alleviating poverty as a solution, because our government and society are not seriously considering any initiatives capable of making a significant dent in the numbers or conditions of the poor.
     
    Conversely, U.S. government immigration policy aims to make a significant bulge in multi-generation numbers of the poor. “Jason Richwine, white courtesy phone."

    If the cognitive and emotional deficits associated with poor school performance aren’t addressed in the earliest years of life, future efforts aren’t likely to succeed.
     
    Like Steve has said, “Up to eight months and 29 days before birth, but not a day sooner!”

    Replies: @Gato de la Biblioteca, @SPMoore8, @myname1sl1nk, @Stan Adams

    3) This boot would like to stamp on your face, forever. Includes free trial subscription to Times Insider.

    It’s early yet, but that looks to be a strong contender for funniest thing I’ll read today!

    • Agree: SPMoore8, Bill
    • Replies: @SFG
    @Gato de la Biblioteca

    There was an indie tabletop RPG (my geek is showing) called _Underground_, about veterans returning from a future war with enhanced superpowers and mental problems. The corporations have of course bought the government, and the book started in 'false-document' fashion with a narrative by one of the returning soldiers. At the end additional constitutional amendments are given, gradually sounding more and more corrupt, with the last one ending, 'The Thirty-Fifth and Thirty-Sixth Amendments are sponsored by TasteeFreeze, Inc'.


    Lefty but I thought it was a nice touch.

    , @Jenner Ickham Errican
    @Gato de la Biblioteca

    Thank you. I aim to please!

  26. @merema
    Trump is the medicine that is barely better than the disease-the disease being unchecked immigration from the third world. He is like chemo and radiation therapy that might heal you but with awful side effects and permanent damage.

    Replies: @Gato de la Biblioteca, @Big Bill, @Joe Sweet, @AnotherDad, @AnotherDad, @Olorin

    He is like chemo and radiation therapy that might heal you but with awful side effects and permanent damage.

    As opposed to the cancer which will surely kill you.

  27. @AndrewR
    Yesterday on CNN.com, the top story was how some county official in Alabama from a county that 99.8% of the country had never heard of is refusing to fly the flag at half staff for the massacre victims.

    The top story.

    Top story.

    Talk about abrogation of journalistic duty.

    Replies: @Gato de la Biblioteca, @Almost Missouri, @GW, @Forbes, @Pericles

    A sop for that simp Anderson Cooper, who is the most fantastically gay gay man in America. He’s made a point of wearing short sleeved shirts in all his live Orlando performances to show how much he works out. Even after a massacre, the preening can’t be stopped.

    • Replies: @AndrewR
    @Gato de la Biblioteca

    I dislike him immensely but why wouldn't one wear short sleeves in June in Florida?

    , @Ivy
    @Gato de la Biblioteca

    Anderson Cooper and Don Lemon are running pencil-neck and pencil-neck.

  28. @merema
    Trump is the medicine that is barely better than the disease-the disease being unchecked immigration from the third world. He is like chemo and radiation therapy that might heal you but with awful side effects and permanent damage.

    Replies: @Gato de la Biblioteca, @Big Bill, @Joe Sweet, @AnotherDad, @AnotherDad, @Olorin

    Trump is like treating gangrene with amputation.

    • Replies: @The most deplorable one
    @Big Bill

    Nope. Trump is the perfect remedy for a nest of vipers.

  29. @anonymous
    Watching the morning news I see where everything is given an anti-Trump spin under the guise of merely reporting what the Trump bashers are saying. It's hard to understand exactly why the establishment is so attached to Muslim immigration. Is it the billions that the Saudis spend with us that's created this lobby?

    Replies: @Gato de la Biblioteca, @the cruncher, @ben tillman

    It’s hard to understand exactly why the establishment is so attached to Muslim immigration. Is it the billions that the Saudis spend with us that’s created this lobby?

    It’s multi-faceted, with different factions having differing goals. The rich like anything that will bring down wages, and any warm body will help with that. The powerful understand (at some level) that divide and conquer is THE best strategy for a small number of people to lord it up over a large number of people, and no other group, even SSAs, will be as divisive as Sunni Muslims with their completely insane beliefs coupled to a genome prone to acts of extreme individual violence. (If they could get organized like Europeans (used to) get organized, they’d probably exterminate the entire planet in the name of ALLAH and 72 boys to fuck in the ass for all eternity.)

    And then there are the lesser players. The bureaucrats realize this means more demand for bureaucratic functions to “handle” the situation – everything from additional intelligence assets to additional law enforcement & prison workers, from teachers to welfare workers. The SJW types like anything that sticks it to straight white men and/or allow them to show how much better they are than Bubba from Hickville, Alabama. And TEH GAYS like it because now they won’t have to travel to MENA to get their swarthy Arab fix of buggery. (Not to mention it will probably still be safer to engage in such activities here, despite the occasional massacre, than overseas in some country where TEH GAYS are not officially at the top of the POKEMON DIVERSITY POINTS scale.)

    It’s a win/win/win situation for the people in power, and a lose/lose/lose for everyone else, including most of the Muslims that will immigrate.

    • Replies: @The most deplorable one
    @Gato de la Biblioteca

    I think it was/is pure economic self interest.

    The Bush family, and others, who were sucking hard on the Saudi and Mexican teats have tried to destroy any other source of energy independence in the US, including nuclear power, fracking etc.

    Replies: @Charles Erwin Wilson

    , @EdwardM
    @Gato de la Biblioteca

    I agree with all of this. And there is another agenda, spelled out well in Jeffrey Goldberg's latest Obamapologia in The Atlantic. Our worldly, enlightened betters like Obama think that they understand Islam from a position of sympathy for it. They think that through foreign policy, florid rhetoric, and, most of all, inviting Muslims to the West, they can create environments in which Islam can blossom into the modern, cosmopolitan culture that they are convinced it is striving to be.

    So America (and Europe) is the laboratory for their social engineering experiment. They get to try to create their dream society, with the side benefits of signalling America's virtue and opening all of the proles' minds to it.

    When looked at that way, a few dozen or thousand dead Americans as "collateral damage" (as Goldberg defines it) is a small price to pay.

    More here: https://rightwise.org/2016/06/17/debates-about-guns-and-muslim-immigration-dont-explicitly-discuss-trade-offs/

  30. @Gato de la Biblioteca
    @AndrewR

    A sop for that simp Anderson Cooper, who is the most fantastically gay gay man in America. He's made a point of wearing short sleeved shirts in all his live Orlando performances to show how much he works out. Even after a massacre, the preening can't be stopped.

    Replies: @AndrewR, @Ivy

    I dislike him immensely but why wouldn’t one wear short sleeves in June in Florida?

    • Agree: Dave Pinsen
  31. @AndyBoy
    Steve Sailer once said we would miss the SWPL types when they were gone.

    I don't think so.

    Replies: @Gato de la Biblioteca, @al gore rhythms, @Bill

    Steve Sailer once said we would miss the SWPL types when they were gone.

    I don’t think so.

    The SWPL types, and the SJW types, and TEH GAYS, and the feminists, and so on, will miss the straight white men when we’re gone. Eventually, probably after millions of them are killed, they will realize that the people they love the most don’t give a fuck about them or their asinine ideas.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    @Gato de la Biblioteca

    Yep. And it's the straight white guys, especially rednecks, who keep this country running. There would be rioting in the streets if they all called in sick for a week.

  32. anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Here’s a link to a fine NYTimes (!) article on so-called “rampage killings” dating from 2000. It’s an amazingly (for nowadays) well researched and well documented piece that tells it like it is, numbers included!

    What’s stupefying about the article is its objectivity. It reminds one of the halcyon days when the NYT deserved its reputation as the newspaper of record and it was worth reading. Plus, you don’t have to read to the bottom of the article to find the meat and potatoes–as Steve has pointed out as is true today of most of the content of the Times. In fact, other than the misleading quote I refer to below, there was no social justice posturing. It’s almost as though the editors used the liberal lead in as click bait, just to engage the white-hating reader’s attention and then proceeded to enlighten them with the truth! What a reversal of today’s agenda!

    My only complaint was a misleading statistic about whites being number one perpetrators which appeared in the second paragraph. Well, why should that be a surprise since the statistical data base spanned 1950–2000 and during that time, the nation was preponderantly white. So, no surprise there, but the proportions matter.

    But overall, the article hews to a fair line and unflinchingly points out that blacks committed a disproportionate number of murders AND rampage killings in America. Surprisingly, Asians committed rampage killings at a much higher than proportionate rate.

    And most surprising of all was the profile of the typical rampage killer, who unlike the “normal” murderer, had attended college, was unemployed or recently divorced, wasn’t acquainted with his victims and either committed suicide or made no attempt to escape after having completed his atrocity.

    Read it, it’s worth it. Link courtesy of Politifact

    http://www.nytimes.com/2000/04/09/us/they-threaten-seethe-and-unhinge-then-kill-in-quantity.html?pagewanted=all

  33. @Gato de la Biblioteca
    @AndrewR

    A sop for that simp Anderson Cooper, who is the most fantastically gay gay man in America. He's made a point of wearing short sleeved shirts in all his live Orlando performances to show how much he works out. Even after a massacre, the preening can't be stopped.

    Replies: @AndrewR, @Ivy

    Anderson Cooper and Don Lemon are running pencil-neck and pencil-neck.

  34. @Jenner Ickham Errican
    Why? Some possible answers:

    1) UNLIMITED POWER.

    2) Here there is no why.

    3) This boot would like to stamp on your face, forever. Includes free trial subscription to Times Insider.

    OT: Atlantic article that (gasp!) acknowledges IQ is real, has consequences for life outcomes, and is unevenly distributed. (Amongst individuals, of course. Group differences? What what?)

    Instead of bending over backwards to find ways of discussing intelligence that won’t leave anyone out, it might make more sense to acknowledge that most people don’t possess enough of the version that’s required to thrive in today’s world.
     
    As the late Lee Kuan Yew observed: “If you get immigration from the fruit-pickers, you might not get very far!”

    Still, there’s little point in discussing alleviating poverty as a solution, because our government and society are not seriously considering any initiatives capable of making a significant dent in the numbers or conditions of the poor.
     
    Conversely, U.S. government immigration policy aims to make a significant bulge in multi-generation numbers of the poor. “Jason Richwine, white courtesy phone."

    If the cognitive and emotional deficits associated with poor school performance aren’t addressed in the earliest years of life, future efforts aren’t likely to succeed.
     
    Like Steve has said, “Up to eight months and 29 days before birth, but not a day sooner!”

    Replies: @Gato de la Biblioteca, @SPMoore8, @myname1sl1nk, @Stan Adams

    Great post, even if it is OT. I wanted to say something over at The Atlantic on the “Stupid” article but I see that degenerated into calling people “gay bashing racists” by the second post, so why bother.

    The article doesn’t really have any clearcut plan for reducing low IQ, but it does set off a few trial balloons. It also doesn’t state what should be plainly obvious, that low IQ is as low IQ does, which is why things like poverty and criminality go hand in hand with it. Nor does it concede any linkage to “genetics”, or, as we used to say, “you got your brains from your father.”

    However, the overall thrust of the article, that our society is totally brain-centered and routinely mocks the less intelligent, and offers few of them the opportunity for some dignity and typical life goals, is something I have been saying for decades and I’m glad someone is writing about it.

    This obsession with brains not only feeds the vanity of the highly intelligent, but it also creates tremendous anxiety in everyone else, who think it’s so important to have a high IQ that the punish their children as a result. I will admit I think that’s part of the attraction of Trump, inasmuch as he seems to cultivate the common touch. Whereas Hillary seems to be your typical elitist, however much she will descend into an accent when speaking at a black church in the South.

    It doesn’t help when common people are constantly barraged by the media with narratives that valorize every possible lifestyle choice except the ones they are most likely to make, including marriage, children, conservative religious morality, and so on. At the same time I don’t see anyone promoting jobs for the common people or supporting a culture of dignity for them. I do think that our failure here will likely some day reap a whirlwind.

    • Replies: @myname1sl1nk
    @SPMoore8

    Alles ist Kraft, someone wrote. Humans are will-to-power.

    You may see many young and less young females obsess themselves over appearance: do you think that to be owing to artistic inclinations? Do you think they'd keep doing that if they were on the moon, no-one else around?

    Intelligence has become more decisive as to gaining and holding power owing to technological progress.
    What would distinguish 120-IQ and 75-IQ tiller two or three thousand years in the past?

    We are entering — in truth, we have entered already — the age where humans will see them as machines, and blend with machines. The empire of technology, which will reduce mystic and political faiths (christianism, islam, hebraism, marxism, democracy, ...) to subjects of its, subordinate systems.
    "Intelligence" is becoming God.

    Those devoid of it, or devoid of great amounts of it, will envy and loathe the much-endowed like those who had no land did land owners in past centuries (and then again, factory works did with factory masters since the industrial revolution).

    Now, the human mind works such that you can't convince a landless tiller that he owns vast land; nor can you convince a worksman that he is an executive; conversely, every poorly intelligent person strongly inclined to believe, and very easily can be made to believe, they are at least as intelligent as the others (at least... they can believe that in the conscious fraction of their mind. The subconscious is aware of the state of things: which only adds to neurosis, paranoia, and madness-feeding mental conditions).

    The media, and the clique of top-intelligence people have found their solution: tell everybody the illusions their vanity and pride crave for are real, and if reality doesn't comply with being how it would if those illusions were true, it must be some oppressing class' fault.
    You know, it's like when in People's Republics there was famine, and some "enemies of the People" used to be behind it.
    Or when the plague decimated villages and towns, and it was Jews who had spread it.
    Or... well, when, it's Albinos to bring ill luck on African villages, and the Gods make it clear if they are "sacrificed" things will flip into being fine again.

    Prospectively, humans will have their brains engineered to achieve "better life". Experimentation will be started on the less intelligent and poorer people, under the banner of humanitarism, to "help them".
    Where and how it is going to end, it is not given to anybody to foresee.

    But it's well more than half a century ago that Einstein said humans had gotten far more intelligent than wise or conscionable, and that could well lead to their self-destruction.

    , @Forbes
    @SPMoore8


    This obsession with brains not only feeds the vanity of the highly intelligent, but it also creates tremendous anxiety in everyone else, who think it’s so important to have a high IQ that the punish their children as a result. ... It doesn’t help when common people are constantly barraged by the media with narratives that valorize every possible lifestyle choice except the ones they are most likely to make, including marriage, children, conservative religious morality, and so on.
     
    The indoctrination starts early--in elementary school, where children are constantly told they are special snowflakes, all equally capable, all equally capable of great things--when, in fact, they aren't. (Maybe give the sermonizing a rest, and let kids focus on being the best they each can be.) Meanwhile, the obsession about lifestyles can only lead to confusion, as little life experience means there's no context to 'lifestyle.' And yet, the point is to indoctrinate the kids with 'what to think,' not how to think.
    , @SFG
    @SPMoore8

    Ironically I came at almost the same position a while ago from the left--capitalism has evolved in a way that no longer requires as much labor, so more people are going to be superfluous.

    What you do about that of course is where a lot of people part ways. I don't know if traditional ideas about hard work and responsibility are going to work when there are no jobs to work hard at. Christianity and/or tribalism (they conflict to some degree) are useful in terms of being effective ways of encouraging people to pool their resources and are thus adaptive. Marriage similarly encourages men and women to work together and to provide a family structure for children. But what does a man do when he's just not needed anymore? When all the bridges are built by machines? I don't know.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Lot, @Lagertha

    , @Lot
    @SPMoore8

    I liked the Atlantic article better when Steve wrote it 10 years ago. Better written and more constructive. I agree anything written about IQ inequality in the MSM is a positive step however.

    Speaking of which, what happened to the iSteve archive of old long form articles? iSteve.com redirects to a takedown notice because it seems to have been hacked by someone selling fake Michael Kors clothing, and then taken down by his lawyers.

    I hate to give Steve a chore, but I hope he can get this fixed ASAP. A lot of his articles there had excellent Google rankings built up by years of links to them. The longer the website stays down, the worse Google will treat it.

    This is a reminder for webmasters to make your passwords both long and not duplicated elsewhere. iSteve was probably targeted by spam hackers because of its strong google ranking.

    I had to deal with a spam hacker taking down a website at work once. It took about 3 hours to fix, though better nerds than me probably could have done it in 1/4 the time. Basically you run a utility from Google than tells you what particular pages have issues and restore them to a version from years ago. Then you tell Google to try to fix it again.

    Here it looks like iSteve was taken down by court order because it was not fixed soon enough. It might just be necessary to move everything to a new domain, iSteve2.com. I don't see how the court order could be lifted without a lot of legal expense.

    As a possible work-around, you could switch web hosts, restore the old version of the website, and presumably Kors's lawyer will not care anymore if the offending counterfeit products are no longer sold or linked. It is probably the current webhost that is doing the redirect.

    , @gruff
    @SPMoore8

    Your point about a culture of dignity is very important but not widely appreciated.

    , @ganderson
    @SPMoore8

    Although no working teacher believes it (some pretend to) the official ideology of the Ed establishment is blank slate-ism. Any underachievement is the fault of the schools, the teachers, the racist whites...

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob, @guest, @snorlax

  35. @Prof. Woland
    Guns = Men. Assault Guns = White Men.

    The Democratic coalition has always needed something to run against and the obvious choice, and now the only choice, are white men. But they cannot openly say it, so what has happened is that they have had to develop a proxy.

    Gun control is to Democrats is what abortion is to Republicans. It is a political loser that counts in the primary but hurts them in the general election. A lot of people where speculating, pre-Orlando, why Hillary Clinton was making this an issue but after thinking about it, it is clear that the left needs an issue they can demagogue and rally the troops around. The Democrats have a problem with turnout and now that President Buck Naked is not longer holding the torch they will have a harder time getting blacks and Hispanics to show up at the polls. The leadership of the identity troika on the left is not easily interchangeable and so some adjustments are being made.

    Post-Orlando, it is even worse. The Democrats just witnessed one of their precious identity groups massacre two other more precious identity groups. So naturally they have to blame someone else and the obvious choice are assault guns = white men.

    Replies: @Lurker, @Reg Cæsar, @Jefferson, @Lagertha

    The Democrats just witnessed one of their precious identity groups massacre two other more precious identity groups.

    I’m not so sure, immigration – race replacement – is the core aim, all other priorities secondary. Sure pushing the LQBTQWERTY agenda is useful in destroying society but its more akin to strafing the anti-aircraft guns, it’s only important to enable the bombers to do their work.

    Which means gays must always rank lower on the diversity totem pole.

    German feminists had a much better grasp of the situation, understanding implicitly that German women must be thrown under the bus in the wake of the Cologne incident.

    A more rational person would think “We can have gay rights, some form of feminism without mass immigration” But to the people with the microphone, well whats the point of that? The immigration is the key thing, all the other stuff is just there to help that along.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Lurker


    the LQBTQWERTY agenda
     
    Best parody acronym for this I've seen yet. Is it yours? If not, whose?

    Replies: @SFG, @BenKenobi, @vinteuil, @Lurker

    , @Anon
    @Lurker

    Leftists love aborting blacks, but if the black population was utterly exterminated this way, leftists would of course blame conservatives for it.

  36. @AndyBoy
    Steve Sailer once said we would miss the SWPL types when they were gone.

    I don't think so.

    Replies: @Gato de la Biblioteca, @al gore rhythms, @Bill

    Steve Sailer once said we would miss the SWPL types when they were gone.

    I think it’s they who will miss us. One thing I’m seeing very clearly in this ‘Brexit’ campaign in Britain is that people who want to leave the EU make angry remarks about the government and those who want to remain make angry remarks about the people who want to leave the EU. There’s actually few good reasons why a British ‘liberal’ would support the EU. It’s unaccountable and undemocratic, and run by a self-perpetuating managerial class of mostly white, middle-aged men. Much of the work of the EU seems to be about entrenching global capitalism and destroying the standard of living for the poorest of its citizens. And yet they do support the EU, because….they would hate to be confused for the kind of frightful people who want to leave.

    There’s a lot of crossover between the kind of people who support Brexit and the kind of people who support Trump, I think.

    • Agree: Jim Don Bob
    • Replies: @e
    @al gore rhythms

    Exactly. It's why I often say that our national politics have become very much like our rooting interests and behaviors regarding our sports teams. If you are a Giants' fan, nothing a Dodger does is worthy of praise and vice versa. If you're a Jets' fan, nothing a Pat does can ever be honest and good.

  37. Have those holding the microphone ever been defeated without some kind of outside intervention? The Germans and Japanese bought what their propaganda ministries were feeding them until the very day that their governments surrendered. What they’re saying seems insane, but people are buying it. I guess most people are preoccupied with day to day concerns and it’s easier to just accept the party line than it is to question it.

  38. @Bee
    Is it possible that Islamic terrorism, assault weapons, and Donald Trump's horribleness are all topics worthy of discussion? No one has to choose just one.

    Besides, Donald Trump is running for president. Omar Mateen isn't.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon

    “Is it possible that Islamic terrorism, assault weapons, and Donald Trump’s horribleness are all topics worthy of discussion? No one has to choose just one.”

    Over the last thirty years, there have been several hundred thousand conservative white men in this country who both 1.) possess “assault weapons” (the term is meaningless, by the way), and 2.) are “homophobes” (ditto). And yet not one of them ever shot up a gay bar. It took a gay muslim Democrat to do that. So perhaps the media ought to be talking about that.

  39. Because: Never let a Good Crisis go to Waste, the animating philosophy of President Powerbottom’s administration.

    Muslims: doing the work Christian Americans just won’t do.

  40. @AndrewR
    Yesterday on CNN.com, the top story was how some county official in Alabama from a county that 99.8% of the country had never heard of is refusing to fly the flag at half staff for the massacre victims.

    The top story.

    Top story.

    Talk about abrogation of journalistic duty.

    Replies: @Gato de la Biblioteca, @Almost Missouri, @GW, @Forbes, @Pericles

    I have to agree with whoever it is in Alabama. What is it with all this flag-lowering anyway?

    The victims were not federal employees. It did not happen on federal property. No one was acting in any official federal capacity. In a grim irony, the only federal connection is that the attacker’s family was brought into the country in some obscure maneuver by federal employees (CIA?), but that’s hardly the sort of thing that you’d think the feds want to draw attention to.

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
    @Almost Missouri

    It occurred to me after posting my last comment, that in the eyes of our current Federales, all homosexuals, Latinos, Afghan immigrants, (everyone but straight white men) ARE in fact de facto Federal clients, so anything that happens to them is automatically a Federal cause célèbre. Anything that happens to straight white men is just background noise.

    Mystery solved. Ockham's Razor observed.

    , @Hibernian
    @Almost Missouri

    49 people were murdered in a short timeframe. I think that's sufficient cause to lower flags to half mast; however, it should be no big deal if some people don't want to go along with it.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Almost Missouri, @Olorin

    , @Buffalo Joe
    @Almost Missouri

    Almost Missouri, 50 people, including my neighbor, were killed when a Continental Commuter plane crashed into the next town.....don't remember flags being lowered except at the fire hall. These were 50 "special" people, probably all democrat voters.

  41. @Paul Walker Most beautiful man ever...
    "I’ve been to Trump Tower, and I’d guess that the GOP candidate employed more than a few gay men to decorate it".
    Trump's "Art Of The Deal" mentions a woman being in charge of decor for T T, which by the way is a great book.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Jefferson

    Trump’s “Art Of The Deal” mentions a woman being in charge of decor for T T, which by the way is a great book.

    But was she womyn-born-womyn?

    • Replies: @SFG
    @Reg Cæsar

    1980s. So probably yes.

    , @Hibernian
    @Reg Cæsar

    I think there are still a fair number of womyn born women in the interior decorating racket. One is my cousin. She went from commercial artist, first at a local firm and then with J. Walter Thompson, to doing architectural renderings part time while her kids were growing up, to interior decorating. I guess she has a lot of gay male colleagues; it's not a subject she and I have discussed.

  42. @Dee
    Limbaugh has made it a point to mention the 'microphone' as to why the Republicans in Congress won't oppose anything from the soon to be ex-president; the local media in their state or district will trash them and they have no way to respond. Which is the truth. It's only in the safe Republican districts can they pretty much ignore the media, swing not so much.

    Until you get somebody like Trump, who gets trashed by everyone, even his own party, and just rolls with it and keeps on going. That was the thing about Trump that first got me interested, that he wouldn't go begging the SJWs to be nice to him. They kept throwing and nothing stuck to him; must have been really frustrating for those assholes.

    Replies: @candid_observer, @Boomstick

    It is actually pretty remarkable how Trump just picks himself up each day and continues with the program.

    He has developed the reputation for having a thin skin, and perhaps in certain respects he does or may seem to. But how many people do you know, or know of, who could take all of the denunciations of “racist”, “bigot”, “fascist”, “Hitler”, shrug them off like gnats, and march down exactly the same path he started on?

    That requires a strength of personality rarely seen anywhere, and virtually never in the public domain.

    Even the richest of the rich can’t seem to stand being thought of as anybody who crosses some taboo. Think of the political pusillanimity and abject conformity of Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Larry Page, Mark Zuckerberg, etc.

    What avails it a man to gain the whole world, and not be able to speak his mind, or have a mind to speak?

    • Replies: @e
    @candid_observer

    Very nicely put.

    , @Hibernian
    @candid_observer

    "Think of the political pusillanimity and abject conformity of Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Larry Page, Mark Zuckerberg, etc."

    With the possible exception of Gates, those guys believe that stuff. They're true believers and, with the help of their money, leaders of the movement.

    , @Lagertha
    @candid_observer

    'cause he's a New Yawker! "I'm walking here, I'm walking here, " should be a campaign sign. Better yet, "are you talkin' to me?" He has gone deep; and, at the end of this campaign, win or lose, he has a beautiful family and no financial worries, ever. Quite simple. Why he is actually running, still confuses me...but I am glad he has brought so many issues that are/were crucial for the survival of the USA, to the forefront of his campaign...if not, to the survival of the EU - I am an EU citizen, also.

    I think the Bushes, snotilly, saying they will not vote for him, is the other side of the coin. NOBODY cares that they will not vote because some of us know that the Bush clan will carry-on with their lives in Kennebunkport, Shady Oaks, Miami, Texas, whatever and wherever.

  43. @Almost Missouri
    @AndrewR

    I have to agree with whoever it is in Alabama. What is it with all this flag-lowering anyway?

    The victims were not federal employees. It did not happen on federal property. No one was acting in any official federal capacity. In a grim irony, the only federal connection is that the attacker's family was brought into the country in some obscure maneuver by federal employees (CIA?), but that's hardly the sort of thing that you'd think the feds want to draw attention to.

    Replies: @Almost Missouri, @Hibernian, @Buffalo Joe

    It occurred to me after posting my last comment, that in the eyes of our current Federales, all homosexuals, Latinos, Afghan immigrants, (everyone but straight white men) ARE in fact de facto Federal clients, so anything that happens to them is automatically a Federal cause célèbre. Anything that happens to straight white men is just background noise.

    Mystery solved. Ockham’s Razor observed.

  44. @Prof. Woland
    Guns = Men. Assault Guns = White Men.

    The Democratic coalition has always needed something to run against and the obvious choice, and now the only choice, are white men. But they cannot openly say it, so what has happened is that they have had to develop a proxy.

    Gun control is to Democrats is what abortion is to Republicans. It is a political loser that counts in the primary but hurts them in the general election. A lot of people where speculating, pre-Orlando, why Hillary Clinton was making this an issue but after thinking about it, it is clear that the left needs an issue they can demagogue and rally the troops around. The Democrats have a problem with turnout and now that President Buck Naked is not longer holding the torch they will have a harder time getting blacks and Hispanics to show up at the polls. The leadership of the identity troika on the left is not easily interchangeable and so some adjustments are being made.

    Post-Orlando, it is even worse. The Democrats just witnessed one of their precious identity groups massacre two other more precious identity groups. So naturally they have to blame someone else and the obvious choice are assault guns = white men.

    Replies: @Lurker, @Reg Cæsar, @Jefferson, @Lagertha

    Gun control is to Democrats is what abortion is to Republicans. It is a political loser…

    …because nothing is more important to the modern white American than his daughter’s “right” to snuff out his grandchild. The sign of a real healthy population, right?

    Gun control against minorities would be a surefire winner. It was the law in most states before 1868, and not just for slaves. Search “no free negro [n]or mulatto…” sometime.

    It’s not about the Second. It’s about the Fourteenth.

    • Replies: @Nico
    @Reg Cæsar


    …because nothing is more important to the modern white American than his daughter’s “right” to snuff out his grandchild. The sign of a real healthy population, right?
     
    Apart from the obvious ethical cognitive dissonance of legalized abortion, there is a positive-eugenic case to be made for banning abortion in Canada and in most European countries, where abortion is mainly served to white women and the Third World imports pop out kids like gerbils. In the United States, however, 'hoodlums and wetbacks still have higher abortion rates than whites, and as for snuffing out my grandchild, I can only say that if I'm ever confronted with my own daughter pregnant out of wedlock chances are I would be fighting against the instinct to want to stop her from throwing her life away on the bastard child of some "tattoed drifter with a guitar and a vanishing IQ" who knocked her up in the bed of a Chevy, as Fred Reed put it.

    The bottom line? Abortion should not be a priority issue for the American right.

  45. @Lurker
    @Prof. Woland


    The Democrats just witnessed one of their precious identity groups massacre two other more precious identity groups.
     
    I'm not so sure, immigration - race replacement - is the core aim, all other priorities secondary. Sure pushing the LQBTQWERTY agenda is useful in destroying society but its more akin to strafing the anti-aircraft guns, it's only important to enable the bombers to do their work.

    Which means gays must always rank lower on the diversity totem pole.

    German feminists had a much better grasp of the situation, understanding implicitly that German women must be thrown under the bus in the wake of the Cologne incident.

    A more rational person would think "We can have gay rights, some form of feminism without mass immigration" But to the people with the microphone, well whats the point of that? The immigration is the key thing, all the other stuff is just there to help that along.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Anon

    the LQBTQWERTY agenda

    Best parody acronym for this I’ve seen yet. Is it yours? If not, whose?

    • Agree: Jim Don Bob
    • Replies: @SFG
    @Reg Cæsar

    LGBTCBY never gets any love. I guess not enough people grew up eating frozen yogurt. Too SWPL.

    Replies: @Lot

    , @BenKenobi
    @Reg Cæsar

    Unless I'm mistaken, that is Mark Steyn's go to acronym.

    , @vinteuil
    @Reg Cæsar

    LGBTQWERTY goes back at least to early 2014. I don't know if anybody has claimed credit. Regardless, it should become standard usage on the right.

    , @Lurker
    @Reg Cæsar

    I'd love to claim it as my own but saw it used the other day, right here on iSteve I think. I may have seen it elsewhere earlier.

  46. GW says:
    @AndrewR
    Yesterday on CNN.com, the top story was how some county official in Alabama from a county that 99.8% of the country had never heard of is refusing to fly the flag at half staff for the massacre victims.

    The top story.

    Top story.

    Talk about abrogation of journalistic duty.

    Replies: @Gato de la Biblioteca, @Almost Missouri, @GW, @Forbes, @Pericles

    In case others were wondering, the official who didn’t have the flag lowered wasn’t doing some anti-homo stunt but was doing so under the principle that we should only lower the flag for military and government officials.

    Of course the cryer in chief has lowered the flag more than any other president. You can’t lower the flag for everyone, otherwise it loses its meaning.

    • Agree: ben tillman
    • Replies: @Ed
    @GW

    "In case others were wondering, the official who didn’t have the flag lowered wasn’t doing some anti-homo stunt but was doing so under the principle that we should only lower the flag for military and government officials. "

    If that was ever the practice, it hasn't been done at least since 1981, when I remembered the flag was lowered for Anwar Sadat, who was at least not officially either a US military or government official.

    And this was when Reagan was President.

    Since then I've observed the flag lowered more often than not.

    You are complaining about something that has been quite literally going on during my entire life, regardless of which party has captured the White House, and pretending that it only started in 2009.

  47. @SPMoore8
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    Great post, even if it is OT. I wanted to say something over at The Atlantic on the "Stupid" article but I see that degenerated into calling people "gay bashing racists" by the second post, so why bother.

    The article doesn't really have any clearcut plan for reducing low IQ, but it does set off a few trial balloons. It also doesn't state what should be plainly obvious, that low IQ is as low IQ does, which is why things like poverty and criminality go hand in hand with it. Nor does it concede any linkage to "genetics", or, as we used to say, "you got your brains from your father."

    However, the overall thrust of the article, that our society is totally brain-centered and routinely mocks the less intelligent, and offers few of them the opportunity for some dignity and typical life goals, is something I have been saying for decades and I'm glad someone is writing about it.

    This obsession with brains not only feeds the vanity of the highly intelligent, but it also creates tremendous anxiety in everyone else, who think it's so important to have a high IQ that the punish their children as a result. I will admit I think that's part of the attraction of Trump, inasmuch as he seems to cultivate the common touch. Whereas Hillary seems to be your typical elitist, however much she will descend into an accent when speaking at a black church in the South.

    It doesn't help when common people are constantly barraged by the media with narratives that valorize every possible lifestyle choice except the ones they are most likely to make, including marriage, children, conservative religious morality, and so on. At the same time I don't see anyone promoting jobs for the common people or supporting a culture of dignity for them. I do think that our failure here will likely some day reap a whirlwind.

    Replies: @myname1sl1nk, @Forbes, @SFG, @Lot, @gruff, @ganderson

    Alles ist Kraft, someone wrote. Humans are will-to-power.

    You may see many young and less young females obsess themselves over appearance: do you think that to be owing to artistic inclinations? Do you think they’d keep doing that if they were on the moon, no-one else around?

    Intelligence has become more decisive as to gaining and holding power owing to technological progress.
    What would distinguish 120-IQ and 75-IQ tiller two or three thousand years in the past?

    We are entering — in truth, we have entered already — the age where humans will see them as machines, and blend with machines. The empire of technology, which will reduce mystic and political faiths (christianism, islam, hebraism, marxism, democracy, …) to subjects of its, subordinate systems.
    “Intelligence” is becoming God.

    Those devoid of it, or devoid of great amounts of it, will envy and loathe the much-endowed like those who had no land did land owners in past centuries (and then again, factory works did with factory masters since the industrial revolution).

    Now, the human mind works such that you can’t convince a landless tiller that he owns vast land; nor can you convince a worksman that he is an executive; conversely, every poorly intelligent person strongly inclined to believe, and very easily can be made to believe, they are at least as intelligent as the others (at least… they can believe that in the conscious fraction of their mind. The subconscious is aware of the state of things: which only adds to neurosis, paranoia, and madness-feeding mental conditions).

    The media, and the clique of top-intelligence people have found their solution: tell everybody the illusions their vanity and pride crave for are real, and if reality doesn’t comply with being how it would if those illusions were true, it must be some oppressing class’ fault.
    You know, it’s like when in People’s Republics there was famine, and some “enemies of the People” used to be behind it.
    Or when the plague decimated villages and towns, and it was Jews who had spread it.
    Or… well, when, it’s Albinos to bring ill luck on African villages, and the Gods make it clear if they are “sacrificed” things will flip into being fine again.

    Prospectively, humans will have their brains engineered to achieve “better life”. Experimentation will be started on the less intelligent and poorer people, under the banner of humanitarism, to “help them”.
    Where and how it is going to end, it is not given to anybody to foresee.

    But it’s well more than half a century ago that Einstein said humans had gotten far more intelligent than wise or conscionable, and that could well lead to their self-destruction.

  48. @Jenner Ickham Errican
    Why? Some possible answers:

    1) UNLIMITED POWER.

    2) Here there is no why.

    3) This boot would like to stamp on your face, forever. Includes free trial subscription to Times Insider.

    OT: Atlantic article that (gasp!) acknowledges IQ is real, has consequences for life outcomes, and is unevenly distributed. (Amongst individuals, of course. Group differences? What what?)

    Instead of bending over backwards to find ways of discussing intelligence that won’t leave anyone out, it might make more sense to acknowledge that most people don’t possess enough of the version that’s required to thrive in today’s world.
     
    As the late Lee Kuan Yew observed: “If you get immigration from the fruit-pickers, you might not get very far!”

    Still, there’s little point in discussing alleviating poverty as a solution, because our government and society are not seriously considering any initiatives capable of making a significant dent in the numbers or conditions of the poor.
     
    Conversely, U.S. government immigration policy aims to make a significant bulge in multi-generation numbers of the poor. “Jason Richwine, white courtesy phone."

    If the cognitive and emotional deficits associated with poor school performance aren’t addressed in the earliest years of life, future efforts aren’t likely to succeed.
     
    Like Steve has said, “Up to eight months and 29 days before birth, but not a day sooner!”

    Replies: @Gato de la Biblioteca, @SPMoore8, @myname1sl1nk, @Stan Adams

    Times Insider?

    I prefer the Washington Post.

  49. @Gato de la Biblioteca
    @AndyBoy

    Steve Sailer once said we would miss the SWPL types when they were gone.

    I don’t think so.


    The SWPL types, and the SJW types, and TEH GAYS, and the feminists, and so on, will miss the straight white men when we're gone. Eventually, probably after millions of them are killed, they will realize that the people they love the most don't give a fuck about them or their asinine ideas.

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob

    Yep. And it’s the straight white guys, especially rednecks, who keep this country running. There would be rioting in the streets if they all called in sick for a week.

  50. @Cwhatfuture
    Why ?

    From the story Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut (absolutely worth a read):

    George, while his intelligence was way above normal, had a little mental handicap radio in his ear. He was required by law to wear it at all times. It was tuned to a government transmitter. Every twenty seconds or so, the transmitter would send out some sharp noise to keep people like George from taking unfair advantage of their brains.
     
    And that is why. The hate must be loud, non-stop and 24/7 . Otherwise people with 100 + IQs might take unfair advantage of their brains.

    Replies: @Away, @ben tillman

    I often think that the way NPR ends their stupid news stories with a quick riff of music is a technique of preventing their audience from reflecting on what they just heard.

  51. Here’s Trump’s speech addressing the attack in Orlando, which he gives to an audience of Republicans and other conservative supporters:

    For those who don’t have time, I’ll quote the racist Nazi hate speech part:

    “The horror is beyond description. The families of these wonderful people are devastated… Likewise our whole nation… is devastated. We express our deepest sympathies to the victims and their families. We mourn as one people for our nation’s loss and we pledge our support to any and all who need it…

    Our nation stands together in solidarity with the members of Orlando’s LGBT community… It’s a strike at the heart and soul of who we are as a nation. It’s an assault on the ability of free people to live their lives, love who they want and express their identity.”

    Trump says he wants to be President to support all citizens, and I believe it.

    • Agree: European-American
  52. @countenance
    Because the coalition of the fringes is not only turning on each other, but spilling each other's blood. This has to terrify Democrat Party and liberal elites. So they have no other choice but to do a grand diversion and blame Trump and the NRA, because they can't do anything which threatens the existence and cohesion of their coalition. That, and Trump and the NRA are currently two powerful threats to blue team electoral success.

    It's why it frustrates me that the greater right is falling for the diversion and arguing so much about guns in the last week. That's precisely what the other side wants. They don't want legislative victories on gun issues as such as they want people talking about guns either way, so that we're not talking about their fringe coalition murdering each other.

    Replies: @Chrisnonymous, @SFG, @rod1963, @Bill

    The greater right isn’t falling for it, they want it. Ever since 9/11 the Right or establishment GOP types have never wanted a honest discussion about importing Muslims into the U.S. and their resistance to assimilation or Islam’s hyper violent tendencies towards non-Muslims.

    For instance the GOP has never wanted a deep look into Huma Abedin’s ties to the Muslim Brotherhood or the Saudi government. The fact is when Michelle Bachman tried to, she was attacked by senior GOP senators who killed her political career.

    Nor do you see the GOP looking into Muslim Brotherhood infiltration into our government at all levels.

    The fact is the GOP DOES NOT WANT a open and honest discussion about Islam anymore than the Democrats do. Both support the mass importation of Muslims.

    • Replies: @Lagertha
    @rod1963

    I agree. But, elaborate on what's in it for GOP and Democrats for being pro-Islam? I don't get it at all?...not after 9/11; before 1980's. I am, bizarrely, able to understand the Shiites' beef, just don't get the Sunnis...that more heinous, and dangerous bunch; the less worldly, the less educated, the ones with yuge income inequality among their people. Mind you, I have traveled a great amount compared to most people in the world - so, illuminate me on the 'honest discussion about Islam," which you speak of. I'm voting for Trump, so don't need to go to a "re-education camp," or whatever, over that.

    Replies: @SFG, @Harry Baldwin

  53. @anonymous
    Watching the morning news I see where everything is given an anti-Trump spin under the guise of merely reporting what the Trump bashers are saying. It's hard to understand exactly why the establishment is so attached to Muslim immigration. Is it the billions that the Saudis spend with us that's created this lobby?

    Replies: @Gato de la Biblioteca, @the cruncher, @ben tillman

    I think, that muslims are the weak spot in the idea that /diversity is good/ – if some diversity is objectively not good, then being rational and not sentimental gains a toehold and opens the way to analysis of others of the diverse, and the whole ideology could tear and unravel. They fear that as muslims go, so goes all of the coalition of the fringes against the normal.

    • Replies: @AnotherDad
    @the cruncher


    I think, that muslims are the weak spot in the idea that /diversity is good/ – if some diversity is objectively not good, then being rational and not sentimental gains a toehold and opens the way to analysis of others of the diverse, and the whole ideology could tear and unravel.
     
    Cruncher, this is a very good point.

    The "diversity!:-)"--i.e. diversity== good--ideology is obviously stupid when you give it any thought. Muslims routinely encourage thought ... and ergo dissent. So it's super important to ramp up the propaganda and browbeating whenever muslims are behaving badly. No exceptions, no nunance must be allowed to creep in.
  54. @unit472
    Its like that old saying about lawyers. When the law is on your side you argue the law. If the facts are on your side you argue the facts. If neither is on your side you bang the table and change the subject.

    Replies: @ben tillman

    Its like that old saying about lawyers. When the law is on your side you argue the law. If the facts are on your side you argue the facts. If neither is on your side you bang the table and change the subject.

    If the law is on your side, argue the law. If the facts are on your side, argue the facts. If neither is on your side, argue like hell.

    Or:

    If the law is on your side, pound the law. If the facts are on your side, pound the facts. If neither is on your side, pound the table.

  55. @merema
    Trump is the medicine that is barely better than the disease-the disease being unchecked immigration from the third world. He is like chemo and radiation therapy that might heal you but with awful side effects and permanent damage.

    Replies: @Gato de la Biblioteca, @Big Bill, @Joe Sweet, @AnotherDad, @AnotherDad, @Olorin

    He is like chemo and radiation therapy that might heal you but with awful side effects and permanent damage.

    I’m curious to know what “awful side effects” and “permanent damage” you’re so certain President Trump will cause. He strikes me as a smart, high integrity, experienced executive who loves this country and it’s people and will do his utmost to accomplish what he sets out to do. He also seems wise enough to hire a smart, capable cabinet to educate and advise him. We know what kind of damage Hillary is likely to do, and who will be telling her to do it. I’ll take my chances with Trump. But please elaborate, I’d like to know what I might be missing.

  56. fnn says:

    Justin Raimondo at Antiwar-com: “The idea that we could use Islamists to fight jihadists was always crazy, and yet that is what the foreign policy Establishment and the congressional warhawks in both parties have been pushing. The “Sunni turn,” initiated by the Bush administration, supported (and funded) by the Saudis, the Turks, and the Gulf states, and escalated by the Obama administration, has empowered our worst enemies and endangered the American people. And here is the ultimate irony: it was done in the name of “fighting terrorism.” This gives new meaning to the concept of “blowback,” CIA parlance for an action (often covert) that has the unintended consequence of blowing back in our faces. It certainly blew back in the faces of those partygoers in Orlando – in a hail of bullets.”

  57. gda says:

    Why? Because GWB made the mistake, back in 2001, of imagining he could impose Western democracy on a medieval civilization and deludedly pushed the trope that Islam was a religion of “peace”.

    We should have wised up in 2001 and treated Islam much like we treated apartheid.

    But instead Obama and his pals were simpatico with the Muslim Brotherhood. After all, they were both “progressive” and espoused many of the same ideals. Obama, having been brought up a Muslim, and with a twisted sort of anti-slavery logic, naturally had an affinity for fellow Muslims trying to free themselves of the shackles of dictators in the ME.

    This is why he funded and backed them in Egypt. And why he wants nothing to do with El-Sisi who bravely is trying to call for the needed reform within Islam.

    This is why instead of recognizing and calling out the enemy, “we” ended up embracing them and changing the narrative to “gun control”. Obama has given the Muslim Brotherhood the power to keep Muslims in the US safe from scrutiny. The POTUS has invited the enemy in the front door and given them de facto power to tell law enforcement and the FBI “Those aren’t the droids you’re looking for”. Now THAT’S appeasement.

    No wonder they need to find a convenient scapegoat. Cue the cognitive dissonance. And the unintended(?) consequences.

  58. @neutral
    It is stating the obvious that those control the minds of people have total power, and clearly the one that controls the microphone controls the minds. The question is how these people managed to take power, is this because they were the smartest and this was some a triumph of their moral ideas or is this because they have the least amount of morals and are simply good at manipulating the masses for their own ends ?

    Replies: @ben tillman, @Bill

    It is stating the obvious that those control the minds of people have total power, and clearly the one that controls the microphone controls the minds. The question is how these people managed to take power, is this because they were the smartest and this was some a triumph of their moral ideas or is this because they have the least amount of morals and are simply good at manipulating the masses for their own ends ?

    They do it by working as a group in competition with relatively dissociated individuals. The EEA of Jews and monopolists like Carlos Slim includes significant time at the junction of the three continents of the Old World — the world’s central, prime territory. Their adaptation to such an environment makes them well-suited to controlling the central institutions of our societies, including what Benjamin Ginsberg called the “apparatus of public opinion formation”.

    E.O. Wilson’s observation regarding social insects versus solitary insects (at p. 6 of The Superorganism) illustrates this principle:

    Endowed with the advantages of colonial life, the social insects have managed to displace solitary insects, such as cockroaches, grasshoppers, and beetles, from the most favored nest sites and defensible foraging ranges. In the most general terms, social insects control the center of the land environment, while solitary insects predominate in the margins.

    • Replies: @Hacienda
    @ben tillman

    The prime central territory gets "credit" for Islam, Judaism, Christianity but the world's population is weighted in India, China, and increasingly Africa. The money and technology is in N.America, Europe, E.Asia. Culture is everywhere else but the M.E. The Jews owe their success to being ex-M.E., it has little to do with being from there.

  59. @fnn
    They're telling Trump "no more free lunch." He has to pony up one or two billion for TV ads quick or lose.

    Replies: @Thea

    Who watches tv anymore?

    Of my close friends only two still have cable. Everyone else uses a streaming service. Commercial free.

    • Replies: @Lot
    @Thea


    Who watches tv anymore?
     
    1. Old people. Though my surviving grandparents now all use e-mail and sometimes watch streaming TV, they still are pretty attached to cable TV.

    2. Big families. If you have 7 people living in a house, the $40-60 a month for cable TV is not so expensive.

    3. NAMs. Blacks watch far more TV than other groups, and hispanics are not far behind. While here in San Diego you can get a bunch of both local and Mexican over the air spanish channels, lots of hispanics live in places like Memphis that have no OTR spanish TV, so cable is required.

    4. People who do not have computers or are computer illiterate.

    5. People who care about sports. Defunding anti-white big media and sports team owners and players is one of the best reasons to cord cut. ESPN is by far the largest part of your cable bill, about $10 per subscriber. Other channels are like 25c a month, free to the cable company, or even pay the cable company for carriage. But ESPN, if you have it, is costing you $100+ a year.

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob, @ganderson, @Charles Erwin Wilson

  60. @SPMoore8
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    Great post, even if it is OT. I wanted to say something over at The Atlantic on the "Stupid" article but I see that degenerated into calling people "gay bashing racists" by the second post, so why bother.

    The article doesn't really have any clearcut plan for reducing low IQ, but it does set off a few trial balloons. It also doesn't state what should be plainly obvious, that low IQ is as low IQ does, which is why things like poverty and criminality go hand in hand with it. Nor does it concede any linkage to "genetics", or, as we used to say, "you got your brains from your father."

    However, the overall thrust of the article, that our society is totally brain-centered and routinely mocks the less intelligent, and offers few of them the opportunity for some dignity and typical life goals, is something I have been saying for decades and I'm glad someone is writing about it.

    This obsession with brains not only feeds the vanity of the highly intelligent, but it also creates tremendous anxiety in everyone else, who think it's so important to have a high IQ that the punish their children as a result. I will admit I think that's part of the attraction of Trump, inasmuch as he seems to cultivate the common touch. Whereas Hillary seems to be your typical elitist, however much she will descend into an accent when speaking at a black church in the South.

    It doesn't help when common people are constantly barraged by the media with narratives that valorize every possible lifestyle choice except the ones they are most likely to make, including marriage, children, conservative religious morality, and so on. At the same time I don't see anyone promoting jobs for the common people or supporting a culture of dignity for them. I do think that our failure here will likely some day reap a whirlwind.

    Replies: @myname1sl1nk, @Forbes, @SFG, @Lot, @gruff, @ganderson

    This obsession with brains not only feeds the vanity of the highly intelligent, but it also creates tremendous anxiety in everyone else, who think it’s so important to have a high IQ that the punish their children as a result. … It doesn’t help when common people are constantly barraged by the media with narratives that valorize every possible lifestyle choice except the ones they are most likely to make, including marriage, children, conservative religious morality, and so on.

    The indoctrination starts early–in elementary school, where children are constantly told they are special snowflakes, all equally capable, all equally capable of great things–when, in fact, they aren’t. (Maybe give the sermonizing a rest, and let kids focus on being the best they each can be.) Meanwhile, the obsession about lifestyles can only lead to confusion, as little life experience means there’s no context to ‘lifestyle.’ And yet, the point is to indoctrinate the kids with ‘what to think,’ not how to think.

  61. @Paul Walker Most beautiful man ever...
    "I’ve been to Trump Tower, and I’d guess that the GOP candidate employed more than a few gay men to decorate it".
    Trump's "Art Of The Deal" mentions a woman being in charge of decor for T T, which by the way is a great book.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Jefferson

    “I’ve been to Trump Tower, and I’d guess that the GOP candidate employed more than a few gay men to decorate it”.
    Trump’s “Art Of The Deal” mentions a woman being in charge of decor for T T, which by the way is a great book.”

    According to Donald Trump, The Art Of The Deal is the second greatest book of all time, second only to The New Testament.

  62. @AndrewR
    Yesterday on CNN.com, the top story was how some county official in Alabama from a county that 99.8% of the country had never heard of is refusing to fly the flag at half staff for the massacre victims.

    The top story.

    Top story.

    Talk about abrogation of journalistic duty.

    Replies: @Gato de la Biblioteca, @Almost Missouri, @GW, @Forbes, @Pericles

    is refusing to fly the flag at half staff

    “Refusing.” That’s a great juxtaposition of the question by CNN. Who–what county official responsible for such things–proclaimed to lower the flag on the county buildings, that is now being refused?

    Another distraction from the cause of the tragedy to guilt-tripping politically correct reactions.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    @Forbes

    "“Refusing.” That’s a great juxtaposition of the question by CNN. Who–what county official responsible for such things–proclaimed to lower the flag on the county buildings, that is now being refused?"

    As a county government official, he is under no compulsion to follow what the federal government does. He doesn't take orders from the President.

    The federal government acts like the country belongs to them. It doesn't.

  63. @anonymous
    Watching the morning news I see where everything is given an anti-Trump spin under the guise of merely reporting what the Trump bashers are saying. It's hard to understand exactly why the establishment is so attached to Muslim immigration. Is it the billions that the Saudis spend with us that's created this lobby?

    Replies: @Gato de la Biblioteca, @the cruncher, @ben tillman

    Watching the morning news I see where everything is given an anti-Trump spin under the guise of merely reporting what the Trump bashers are saying. It’s hard to understand exactly why the establishment is so attached to Muslim immigration.

    It’s much easier to promulgate and enforce a rule that prohibits a society from excluding anyone. Once an exception is allowed, you’ve established a right to exclude under the right circumstances. Defining those circumstances and enforcing a policy of non-discrimination without a clearly drawn line is much more difficult.

  64. @Lurker
    @Prof. Woland


    The Democrats just witnessed one of their precious identity groups massacre two other more precious identity groups.
     
    I'm not so sure, immigration - race replacement - is the core aim, all other priorities secondary. Sure pushing the LQBTQWERTY agenda is useful in destroying society but its more akin to strafing the anti-aircraft guns, it's only important to enable the bombers to do their work.

    Which means gays must always rank lower on the diversity totem pole.

    German feminists had a much better grasp of the situation, understanding implicitly that German women must be thrown under the bus in the wake of the Cologne incident.

    A more rational person would think "We can have gay rights, some form of feminism without mass immigration" But to the people with the microphone, well whats the point of that? The immigration is the key thing, all the other stuff is just there to help that along.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Anon

    Leftists love aborting blacks, but if the black population was utterly exterminated this way, leftists would of course blame conservatives for it.

  65. @Prof. Woland
    Guns = Men. Assault Guns = White Men.

    The Democratic coalition has always needed something to run against and the obvious choice, and now the only choice, are white men. But they cannot openly say it, so what has happened is that they have had to develop a proxy.

    Gun control is to Democrats is what abortion is to Republicans. It is a political loser that counts in the primary but hurts them in the general election. A lot of people where speculating, pre-Orlando, why Hillary Clinton was making this an issue but after thinking about it, it is clear that the left needs an issue they can demagogue and rally the troops around. The Democrats have a problem with turnout and now that President Buck Naked is not longer holding the torch they will have a harder time getting blacks and Hispanics to show up at the polls. The leadership of the identity troika on the left is not easily interchangeable and so some adjustments are being made.

    Post-Orlando, it is even worse. The Democrats just witnessed one of their precious identity groups massacre two other more precious identity groups. So naturally they have to blame someone else and the obvious choice are assault guns = white men.

    Replies: @Lurker, @Reg Cæsar, @Jefferson, @Lagertha

    “So naturally they have to blame someone else and the obvious choice are assault guns = white men.”

    So Omar Mateen was a White man? Arab Muslims are People Of Color when it comes to affirmative action, but they are White people when they commit Jihad.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Jefferson

    Afghan Pashtuns aren't Arabs.

    , @Expletive Deleted
    @Jefferson

    George Zimmerman was resolutely "Hispanic" for voting purposes, but mysteriously became "Scots-Irish" or something as soon as he fought back against a black chav.
    Under the new set of books, a person's race is made to align with the political crimes they are deemed to have committed. Therefore all rapists are by definition wealthy WASP fratboys. See? It's easy when you try.

    , @yaqub the mad scientist
    @Jefferson

    So Omar Mateen was a White man?

    That would be a great Masha Gessen question.

    , @Charles Erwin Wilson
    @Jefferson

    Dammit Jefferson you beat me to it! I salute you.

  66. @Cwhatfuture
    Why ?

    From the story Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut (absolutely worth a read):

    George, while his intelligence was way above normal, had a little mental handicap radio in his ear. He was required by law to wear it at all times. It was tuned to a government transmitter. Every twenty seconds or so, the transmitter would send out some sharp noise to keep people like George from taking unfair advantage of their brains.
     
    And that is why. The hate must be loud, non-stop and 24/7 . Otherwise people with 100 + IQs might take unfair advantage of their brains.

    Replies: @Away, @ben tillman

    And that is why. The hate must be loud, non-stop and 24/7 . Otherwise people with 100 + IQs might take unfair advantage of their brains.

    Good point.

  67. There is a Muslim congressman from Minnesota named Keith Ellison. I could easily see him becoming America’s first Muslim president and he has the demographics on his side to make it happen. Most African Americans, Homos, government workers, Millennials, Hispanics, etc are very open to the idea of voting a Muslim into The White House.

    • Replies: @BB753
    @Jefferson

    What kind of Muslim is called"Keith"? A phony one from the Nation of Islam.

  68. SFG says:
    @SPMoore8
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    Great post, even if it is OT. I wanted to say something over at The Atlantic on the "Stupid" article but I see that degenerated into calling people "gay bashing racists" by the second post, so why bother.

    The article doesn't really have any clearcut plan for reducing low IQ, but it does set off a few trial balloons. It also doesn't state what should be plainly obvious, that low IQ is as low IQ does, which is why things like poverty and criminality go hand in hand with it. Nor does it concede any linkage to "genetics", or, as we used to say, "you got your brains from your father."

    However, the overall thrust of the article, that our society is totally brain-centered and routinely mocks the less intelligent, and offers few of them the opportunity for some dignity and typical life goals, is something I have been saying for decades and I'm glad someone is writing about it.

    This obsession with brains not only feeds the vanity of the highly intelligent, but it also creates tremendous anxiety in everyone else, who think it's so important to have a high IQ that the punish their children as a result. I will admit I think that's part of the attraction of Trump, inasmuch as he seems to cultivate the common touch. Whereas Hillary seems to be your typical elitist, however much she will descend into an accent when speaking at a black church in the South.

    It doesn't help when common people are constantly barraged by the media with narratives that valorize every possible lifestyle choice except the ones they are most likely to make, including marriage, children, conservative religious morality, and so on. At the same time I don't see anyone promoting jobs for the common people or supporting a culture of dignity for them. I do think that our failure here will likely some day reap a whirlwind.

    Replies: @myname1sl1nk, @Forbes, @SFG, @Lot, @gruff, @ganderson

    Ironically I came at almost the same position a while ago from the left–capitalism has evolved in a way that no longer requires as much labor, so more people are going to be superfluous.

    What you do about that of course is where a lot of people part ways. I don’t know if traditional ideas about hard work and responsibility are going to work when there are no jobs to work hard at. Christianity and/or tribalism (they conflict to some degree) are useful in terms of being effective ways of encouraging people to pool their resources and are thus adaptive. Marriage similarly encourages men and women to work together and to provide a family structure for children. But what does a man do when he’s just not needed anymore? When all the bridges are built by machines? I don’t know.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @SFG

    "I don’t know if traditional ideas about hard work and responsibility are going to work when there are no jobs to work hard at. Christianity and/or tribalism (they conflict to some degree) are useful in terms of being effective ways of encouraging people to pool their resources and are thus adaptive. Marriage similarly encourages men and women to work together and to provide a family structure for children. But what does a man do when he’s just not needed anymore? When all the bridges are built by machines? I don’t know."

    What about volunteer work to make one's community better?

    , @Lot
    @SFG

    All this stuff about "excess labor" in the new economy seems like BS to me.

    1. There are a lot of old boomers who will need people to wipe their butts in old age.

    2. Public spaces could be cleaner. The landscaping could be weeded more often. The sidewalks could be repaired and washed.

    The real issue is a growing fraction of our population is unable to work due to having such a low IQ and anti-social personality that their labor is worth $0.00/hr or less. But we absolutely do not have a problem in America with able-bodied people without mental defects not being able to find work.

    "Basic income" that the left is pushing these days is just an excuse to tax whitey and give it to NAMs. If we are going to give government funds to NAMs, they damn well should work for it cleaning the streets and wiping old-man butts.

    The problem with completely unemployable people is awfully depressing. You take a group with IQs averaging 80 or 85, then inbreed them repeatedly, and then consider that the bottom 1/3 of them will have IQs at the level of whites with Down's Syndrome. Hillary's America!

    Replies: @Lot, @guest, @Hibernian

    , @Lagertha
    @SFG

    Well, I think the long-term problem of capitalism separating form labor, and men not being needed (supposedly) anymore, gets "slapped upside the head," because...teenagers (and adults) are driven by their hormones...and , yeah, basic, animal instinct, to want sex...and love, since humans are the most sentient creatures (whales, porpoises and pigs are still up for discussion).

    Men and women just will never "let it go." We still want to believe in 'Sunrise, Sunset..." However, we certainly don't want relationships between couples to be violent and oppressive, which is part of the problem today with cultures of people who seem (just are, in my opinion) so retrograde, and are pushing into our nations, nations of representational governments and loads of welfare.

    It's the unevenness or ickyness that Americans have problems with as far as Muslim thought on women's rights/educating girls/wearing those ugly-assed head and face garments. BTW, God does not give a rat's ass what you wear. God does not care whether you look good in your jeans; mom-jeans or skinny. Ok, gotta get some sleep - long day in the hot sun - plenty of sunblock though, but no sense anymore!

    I'm still gonna vote for Trump. I want to see changes...ch-ch-ch-changes.

  69. @Reg Cæsar
    @Lurker


    the LQBTQWERTY agenda
     
    Best parody acronym for this I've seen yet. Is it yours? If not, whose?

    Replies: @SFG, @BenKenobi, @vinteuil, @Lurker

    LGBTCBY never gets any love. I guess not enough people grew up eating frozen yogurt. Too SWPL.

    • Replies: @Lot
    @SFG

    I don't think TCBY was a national chain.

    Does FroYo's popularity come in cycles? They were popular when I was a kid, but then slowly disappeared. When I arrived in California, there were only a small number of yogurt shops, usually in asian areas. Then about 7 years ago they exploded, and have leveled off with high popularity.

  70. @Reg Cæsar
    @Paul Walker Most beautiful man ever...


    Trump’s “Art Of The Deal” mentions a woman being in charge of decor for T T, which by the way is a great book.
     
    But was she womyn-born-womyn?

    Replies: @SFG, @Hibernian

    1980s. So probably yes.

  71. SFG says:
    @Gato de la Biblioteca
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    3) This boot would like to stamp on your face, forever. Includes free trial subscription to Times Insider.

    It's early yet, but that looks to be a strong contender for funniest thing I'll read today!

    Replies: @SFG, @Jenner Ickham Errican

    There was an indie tabletop RPG (my geek is showing) called _Underground_, about veterans returning from a future war with enhanced superpowers and mental problems. The corporations have of course bought the government, and the book started in ‘false-document’ fashion with a narrative by one of the returning soldiers. At the end additional constitutional amendments are given, gradually sounding more and more corrupt, with the last one ending, ‘The Thirty-Fifth and Thirty-Sixth Amendments are sponsored by TasteeFreeze, Inc’.

    Lefty but I thought it was a nice touch.

    • Agree: Hibernian
  72. @Reg Cæsar
    @Lurker


    the LQBTQWERTY agenda
     
    Best parody acronym for this I've seen yet. Is it yours? If not, whose?

    Replies: @SFG, @BenKenobi, @vinteuil, @Lurker

    Unless I’m mistaken, that is Mark Steyn’s go to acronym.

  73. Only a pathetic 4 percent of Muslim voters in The U.S voted for Mitt Romney in 2012.

    https://www.cair.com/press-center/press-releases/11664-poll-85-percent-of-muslim-voters-picked-president-obama.html

    Importing more Muslim immigrants into The U.S is a losing strategy for The Republican Party.

    I understand why pro-open borders Republicans want more Hispanics in The U.S, but why do they want more inbred Sand N Word people?

    Arab Muslims are not going to be the nanny of their children, mow their lawns, clean their multi-million dollar homes, cook their meals, etc. Arab Muslims don’t come to The U.S to become the domestic help of affluent White Infidels. That is what the Hispanics are for.

    • Replies: @Lot
    @Jefferson


    Arab Muslims are not going to be the nanny of their children, mow their lawns, clean their multi-million dollar homes, cook their meals, etc. Arab Muslims don’t come to The U.S to become the domestic help of affluent White Infidels. That is what the Hispanics are for.
     
    Yes. The "Mexican" niche jobs in rich parts of northern europe seem to be filled by Portuguese, Slavic and Chinese immigrants. You see a lot of Muslim men in Paris and Amsterdam. I don't recall ever seeing any of them working however, except a small number of shopkeepers.

    This is borne out of statistics showing that the MAJORITY of Turkish and Moroccan 2nd gen immigrants in Wallonia do not have jobs. And these are people from the most civilized MENA countries. If 60% of 2nd gen Turks and Marocs are unemployed, I think we can safely say that for Yemenis, Afghans, and Somalis the number is more like 80%.

    Replies: @Jefferson, @Expletive Deleted

  74. @Reg Cæsar
    @Lurker


    the LQBTQWERTY agenda
     
    Best parody acronym for this I've seen yet. Is it yours? If not, whose?

    Replies: @SFG, @BenKenobi, @vinteuil, @Lurker

    LGBTQWERTY goes back at least to early 2014. I don’t know if anybody has claimed credit. Regardless, it should become standard usage on the right.

  75. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @SFG
    @SPMoore8

    Ironically I came at almost the same position a while ago from the left--capitalism has evolved in a way that no longer requires as much labor, so more people are going to be superfluous.

    What you do about that of course is where a lot of people part ways. I don't know if traditional ideas about hard work and responsibility are going to work when there are no jobs to work hard at. Christianity and/or tribalism (they conflict to some degree) are useful in terms of being effective ways of encouraging people to pool their resources and are thus adaptive. Marriage similarly encourages men and women to work together and to provide a family structure for children. But what does a man do when he's just not needed anymore? When all the bridges are built by machines? I don't know.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Lot, @Lagertha

    “I don’t know if traditional ideas about hard work and responsibility are going to work when there are no jobs to work hard at. Christianity and/or tribalism (they conflict to some degree) are useful in terms of being effective ways of encouraging people to pool their resources and are thus adaptive. Marriage similarly encourages men and women to work together and to provide a family structure for children. But what does a man do when he’s just not needed anymore? When all the bridges are built by machines? I don’t know.”

    What about volunteer work to make one’s community better?

  76. Lot says:
    @SPMoore8
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    Great post, even if it is OT. I wanted to say something over at The Atlantic on the "Stupid" article but I see that degenerated into calling people "gay bashing racists" by the second post, so why bother.

    The article doesn't really have any clearcut plan for reducing low IQ, but it does set off a few trial balloons. It also doesn't state what should be plainly obvious, that low IQ is as low IQ does, which is why things like poverty and criminality go hand in hand with it. Nor does it concede any linkage to "genetics", or, as we used to say, "you got your brains from your father."

    However, the overall thrust of the article, that our society is totally brain-centered and routinely mocks the less intelligent, and offers few of them the opportunity for some dignity and typical life goals, is something I have been saying for decades and I'm glad someone is writing about it.

    This obsession with brains not only feeds the vanity of the highly intelligent, but it also creates tremendous anxiety in everyone else, who think it's so important to have a high IQ that the punish their children as a result. I will admit I think that's part of the attraction of Trump, inasmuch as he seems to cultivate the common touch. Whereas Hillary seems to be your typical elitist, however much she will descend into an accent when speaking at a black church in the South.

    It doesn't help when common people are constantly barraged by the media with narratives that valorize every possible lifestyle choice except the ones they are most likely to make, including marriage, children, conservative religious morality, and so on. At the same time I don't see anyone promoting jobs for the common people or supporting a culture of dignity for them. I do think that our failure here will likely some day reap a whirlwind.

    Replies: @myname1sl1nk, @Forbes, @SFG, @Lot, @gruff, @ganderson

    I liked the Atlantic article better when Steve wrote it 10 years ago. Better written and more constructive. I agree anything written about IQ inequality in the MSM is a positive step however.

    Speaking of which, what happened to the iSteve archive of old long form articles? iSteve.com redirects to a takedown notice because it seems to have been hacked by someone selling fake Michael Kors clothing, and then taken down by his lawyers.

    I hate to give Steve a chore, but I hope he can get this fixed ASAP. A lot of his articles there had excellent Google rankings built up by years of links to them. The longer the website stays down, the worse Google will treat it.

    This is a reminder for webmasters to make your passwords both long and not duplicated elsewhere. iSteve was probably targeted by spam hackers because of its strong google ranking.

    I had to deal with a spam hacker taking down a website at work once. It took about 3 hours to fix, though better nerds than me probably could have done it in 1/4 the time. Basically you run a utility from Google than tells you what particular pages have issues and restore them to a version from years ago. Then you tell Google to try to fix it again.

    Here it looks like iSteve was taken down by court order because it was not fixed soon enough. It might just be necessary to move everything to a new domain, iSteve2.com. I don’t see how the court order could be lifted without a lot of legal expense.

    As a possible work-around, you could switch web hosts, restore the old version of the website, and presumably Kors’s lawyer will not care anymore if the offending counterfeit products are no longer sold or linked. It is probably the current webhost that is doing the redirect.

  77. Lot says:
    @SFG
    @Reg Cæsar

    LGBTCBY never gets any love. I guess not enough people grew up eating frozen yogurt. Too SWPL.

    Replies: @Lot

    I don’t think TCBY was a national chain.

    Does FroYo’s popularity come in cycles? They were popular when I was a kid, but then slowly disappeared. When I arrived in California, there were only a small number of yogurt shops, usually in asian areas. Then about 7 years ago they exploded, and have leveled off with high popularity.

  78. Lot says:
    @SFG
    @SPMoore8

    Ironically I came at almost the same position a while ago from the left--capitalism has evolved in a way that no longer requires as much labor, so more people are going to be superfluous.

    What you do about that of course is where a lot of people part ways. I don't know if traditional ideas about hard work and responsibility are going to work when there are no jobs to work hard at. Christianity and/or tribalism (they conflict to some degree) are useful in terms of being effective ways of encouraging people to pool their resources and are thus adaptive. Marriage similarly encourages men and women to work together and to provide a family structure for children. But what does a man do when he's just not needed anymore? When all the bridges are built by machines? I don't know.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Lot, @Lagertha

    All this stuff about “excess labor” in the new economy seems like BS to me.

    1. There are a lot of old boomers who will need people to wipe their butts in old age.

    2. Public spaces could be cleaner. The landscaping could be weeded more often. The sidewalks could be repaired and washed.

    The real issue is a growing fraction of our population is unable to work due to having such a low IQ and anti-social personality that their labor is worth $0.00/hr or less. But we absolutely do not have a problem in America with able-bodied people without mental defects not being able to find work.

    “Basic income” that the left is pushing these days is just an excuse to tax whitey and give it to NAMs. If we are going to give government funds to NAMs, they damn well should work for it cleaning the streets and wiping old-man butts.

    The problem with completely unemployable people is awfully depressing. You take a group with IQs averaging 80 or 85, then inbreed them repeatedly, and then consider that the bottom 1/3 of them will have IQs at the level of whites with Down’s Syndrome. Hillary’s America!

    • Replies: @Lot
    @Lot


    But we absolutely do not have a problem in America with able-bodied people without mental defects not being able to find work.
     
    Robots are not going to change this either. We've had technological progress that displaces old job categories for all of human history. The result was never mass unemployment. The displaced people often don't find jobs as good as before, though on the other hand many do better than before.

    Yeah, robots and AI are going to be a big thing. But there is no way they are going to have the impact on labor markets of agricultural mechanization that saw developed countries move from >80% farmers to <5% farmers.

    What it comes down to is that no matter what happens with robots, or what the state of technology is, high IQ societies will be happier, richer, and more moral places. Ancient Athens with its 400BC technology was a better place in every way than modern Haiti.

    Cash for permanent or long-term birth control is an obviously good public policy. But we'd rather sell out our posterity than be politically incorrect. Forgive a long excerpt from Oliver Wendall Holmes's majority opinion in Buck v Bell (1927).


    Carrie Buck is a feeble minded white woman who was committed to the State Colony above mentioned in due form. She is the daughter of a feeble minded mother in the same institution, and the mother of an illegitimate feeble minded child.

    The statute then enacts that, whenever the superintendent of certain institutions, including the above-named State Colony, shall be of opinion that it is for the best interests of the patients and of society that an inmate under his care should be sexually sterilized, he may have the operation performed upon any patient afflicted with hereditary forms of insanity, imbecility, &c., on complying with the very careful provisions by which the act protects the patients from possible abuse. ...

    We have seen more than once that the public welfare may call upon the best citizens for their lives. It would be strange if it could not call upon those who already sap the strength of the State for these lesser sacrifices, often not felt to be such by those concerned, in order to prevent our being swamped with incompetence. It is better for all the world if, instead of waiting to execute degenerate offspring for crime or to let them starve for their imbecility, society can prevent those who are manifestly unfit from continuing their kind. The principle that sustains compulsory vaccination is broad enough to cover cutting the Fallopian tubes. Three generations of imbeciles are enough.
     
    Some details about Buck:

    Buck's 52-year-old mother possessed a mental age of 8 and had a record of prostitution. She had three children.

    Carrie, one of these children, had been adopted and attended school for five years, reaching the level of sixth grade. She had an estimate mental age of 9.

    Carrie gave birth to an illegitimate child at age 18.

    Her adopted family had committed her to the State Colony as "feeble-minded" and after several hearings Virginia recommend her sterilization.

    Replies: @SPMoore8

    , @guest
    @Lot

    You mention able-bodied people without mental defects, but what about cripples and retards? They can find work, too, often with special help. Basket weaving, etc. There's plenty they can do, is the point, and I don't see why they can't continue to do it forever, or until computers replace humanity.

    People who talk of some sort of minimum sustainable IQ, or however you want to put it, are talking out of their behinds. We could just as easily have stopped prior to electricity and the internal combustion engine as now. Or why develop civilization, the very thing that creates "surplus population," at all? They don't know what sort of economy is optimal for stupid people, and they can't know. They have no idea what humanity might be capable of.

    , @Hibernian
    @Lot

    Maintenance and construction are highly resistant to almost any kind of automation.

  79. Lot says:
    @Lot
    @SFG

    All this stuff about "excess labor" in the new economy seems like BS to me.

    1. There are a lot of old boomers who will need people to wipe their butts in old age.

    2. Public spaces could be cleaner. The landscaping could be weeded more often. The sidewalks could be repaired and washed.

    The real issue is a growing fraction of our population is unable to work due to having such a low IQ and anti-social personality that their labor is worth $0.00/hr or less. But we absolutely do not have a problem in America with able-bodied people without mental defects not being able to find work.

    "Basic income" that the left is pushing these days is just an excuse to tax whitey and give it to NAMs. If we are going to give government funds to NAMs, they damn well should work for it cleaning the streets and wiping old-man butts.

    The problem with completely unemployable people is awfully depressing. You take a group with IQs averaging 80 or 85, then inbreed them repeatedly, and then consider that the bottom 1/3 of them will have IQs at the level of whites with Down's Syndrome. Hillary's America!

    Replies: @Lot, @guest, @Hibernian

    But we absolutely do not have a problem in America with able-bodied people without mental defects not being able to find work.

    Robots are not going to change this either. We’ve had technological progress that displaces old job categories for all of human history. The result was never mass unemployment. The displaced people often don’t find jobs as good as before, though on the other hand many do better than before.

    Yeah, robots and AI are going to be a big thing. But there is no way they are going to have the impact on labor markets of agricultural mechanization that saw developed countries move from >80% farmers to <5% farmers.

    What it comes down to is that no matter what happens with robots, or what the state of technology is, high IQ societies will be happier, richer, and more moral places. Ancient Athens with its 400BC technology was a better place in every way than modern Haiti.

    Cash for permanent or long-term birth control is an obviously good public policy. But we'd rather sell out our posterity than be politically incorrect. Forgive a long excerpt from Oliver Wendall Holmes's majority opinion in Buck v Bell (1927).

    Carrie Buck is a feeble minded white woman who was committed to the State Colony above mentioned in due form. She is the daughter of a feeble minded mother in the same institution, and the mother of an illegitimate feeble minded child.

    The statute then enacts that, whenever the superintendent of certain institutions, including the above-named State Colony, shall be of opinion that it is for the best interests of the patients and of society that an inmate under his care should be sexually sterilized, he may have the operation performed upon any patient afflicted with hereditary forms of insanity, imbecility, &c., on complying with the very careful provisions by which the act protects the patients from possible abuse. …

    We have seen more than once that the public welfare may call upon the best citizens for their lives. It would be strange if it could not call upon those who already sap the strength of the State for these lesser sacrifices, often not felt to be such by those concerned, in order to prevent our being swamped with incompetence. It is better for all the world if, instead of waiting to execute degenerate offspring for crime or to let them starve for their imbecility, society can prevent those who are manifestly unfit from continuing their kind. The principle that sustains compulsory vaccination is broad enough to cover cutting the Fallopian tubes. Three generations of imbeciles are enough.

    Some details about Buck:

    Buck’s 52-year-old mother possessed a mental age of 8 and had a record of prostitution. She had three children.

    Carrie, one of these children, had been adopted and attended school for five years, reaching the level of sixth grade. She had an estimate mental age of 9.

    Carrie gave birth to an illegitimate child at age 18.

    Her adopted family had committed her to the State Colony as “feeble-minded” and after several hearings Virginia recommend her sterilization.

    • Replies: @SPMoore8
    @Lot

    Perhaps, today, Carrie could get a job working for the Oakland, CA Police Department.

    I mean, this is one of those stories that speaks "complete breakdown": three police chiefs in nine days under an ultra-liberal woman mayor who seems more intent on cracking down on possibly "racist" text messages shared among officers (is there no such thing as privacy?), while more than two dozen East Bay police officers are in trouble for having sex with an underage prostitute from Nicaragua, one of whose partners apparently staged his wife's death a year and a half ago and then killed himself last year, launching this investigation, with high ranking cops having their GF's prepare their reports, and share details on social media, while others inform their prostitute GF about forthcoming stings, while the mother of the aforesaid Central American lass works in the dispatching office of the PD and was apparently arranging trysts for her daughter .... and it goes on.

    Social Justice America: I have seen the future, and it doesn't work!

    Replies: @guest, @Mr. Anon, @Hibernian

  80. The most deplorable one [AKA "#Fourth doorman of the apocalypse"] says:

    Meanwhile, there seems to be evidence that the father of the Orlando Muslim Terrorist has visited Hillery:

    http://libertyalliance.com/39292-2/

    Not sure how good the evidence is.

  81. @Reg Cæsar
    @Prof. Woland


    Gun control is to Democrats is what abortion is to Republicans. It is a political loser...
     
    ...because nothing is more important to the modern white American than his daughter's "right" to snuff out his grandchild. The sign of a real healthy population, right?

    Gun control against minorities would be a surefire winner. It was the law in most states before 1868, and not just for slaves. Search "no free negro [n]or mulatto..." sometime.

    It's not about the Second. It's about the Fourteenth.

    Replies: @Nico

    …because nothing is more important to the modern white American than his daughter’s “right” to snuff out his grandchild. The sign of a real healthy population, right?

    Apart from the obvious ethical cognitive dissonance of legalized abortion, there is a positive-eugenic case to be made for banning abortion in Canada and in most European countries, where abortion is mainly served to white women and the Third World imports pop out kids like gerbils. In the United States, however, ‘hoodlums and wetbacks still have higher abortion rates than whites, and as for snuffing out my grandchild, I can only say that if I’m ever confronted with my own daughter pregnant out of wedlock chances are I would be fighting against the instinct to want to stop her from throwing her life away on the bastard child of some “tattoed drifter with a guitar and a vanishing IQ” who knocked her up in the bed of a Chevy, as Fred Reed put it.

    The bottom line? Abortion should not be a priority issue for the American right.

  82. @Lot
    @Lot


    But we absolutely do not have a problem in America with able-bodied people without mental defects not being able to find work.
     
    Robots are not going to change this either. We've had technological progress that displaces old job categories for all of human history. The result was never mass unemployment. The displaced people often don't find jobs as good as before, though on the other hand many do better than before.

    Yeah, robots and AI are going to be a big thing. But there is no way they are going to have the impact on labor markets of agricultural mechanization that saw developed countries move from >80% farmers to <5% farmers.

    What it comes down to is that no matter what happens with robots, or what the state of technology is, high IQ societies will be happier, richer, and more moral places. Ancient Athens with its 400BC technology was a better place in every way than modern Haiti.

    Cash for permanent or long-term birth control is an obviously good public policy. But we'd rather sell out our posterity than be politically incorrect. Forgive a long excerpt from Oliver Wendall Holmes's majority opinion in Buck v Bell (1927).


    Carrie Buck is a feeble minded white woman who was committed to the State Colony above mentioned in due form. She is the daughter of a feeble minded mother in the same institution, and the mother of an illegitimate feeble minded child.

    The statute then enacts that, whenever the superintendent of certain institutions, including the above-named State Colony, shall be of opinion that it is for the best interests of the patients and of society that an inmate under his care should be sexually sterilized, he may have the operation performed upon any patient afflicted with hereditary forms of insanity, imbecility, &c., on complying with the very careful provisions by which the act protects the patients from possible abuse. ...

    We have seen more than once that the public welfare may call upon the best citizens for their lives. It would be strange if it could not call upon those who already sap the strength of the State for these lesser sacrifices, often not felt to be such by those concerned, in order to prevent our being swamped with incompetence. It is better for all the world if, instead of waiting to execute degenerate offspring for crime or to let them starve for their imbecility, society can prevent those who are manifestly unfit from continuing their kind. The principle that sustains compulsory vaccination is broad enough to cover cutting the Fallopian tubes. Three generations of imbeciles are enough.
     
    Some details about Buck:

    Buck's 52-year-old mother possessed a mental age of 8 and had a record of prostitution. She had three children.

    Carrie, one of these children, had been adopted and attended school for five years, reaching the level of sixth grade. She had an estimate mental age of 9.

    Carrie gave birth to an illegitimate child at age 18.

    Her adopted family had committed her to the State Colony as "feeble-minded" and after several hearings Virginia recommend her sterilization.

    Replies: @SPMoore8

    Perhaps, today, Carrie could get a job working for the Oakland, CA Police Department.

    I mean, this is one of those stories that speaks “complete breakdown”: three police chiefs in nine days under an ultra-liberal woman mayor who seems more intent on cracking down on possibly “racist” text messages shared among officers (is there no such thing as privacy?), while more than two dozen East Bay police officers are in trouble for having sex with an underage prostitute from Nicaragua, one of whose partners apparently staged his wife’s death a year and a half ago and then killed himself last year, launching this investigation, with high ranking cops having their GF’s prepare their reports, and share details on social media, while others inform their prostitute GF about forthcoming stings, while the mother of the aforesaid Central American lass works in the dispatching office of the PD and was apparently arranging trysts for her daughter …. and it goes on.

    Social Justice America: I have seen the future, and it doesn’t work!

    • Replies: @guest
    @SPMoore8

    The text I saw reported didn't even make sense as "hate speech." Of course, I don't trust news stories. Presumably there was something in there to upset delicate hate sensibilities. (What doesn't?) But I don't get the comment about frat houses. Don't we associate them with rape? Or does it simply mean that they're immature? Why not use the standby "old boys club?"

    Fitting that frats and the KKK come up on the same story. Frat boys and JOKers are the bogeymen of the left.

    , @Mr. Anon
    @SPMoore8

    Oakland is what a black city looks like when it still has enough white liberals to organize the black's outrage for them. When it doesn't, then it looks like Detroit.

    Replies: @Hibernian, @Jefferson

    , @Hibernian
    @SPMoore8

    I think this may become a national story based on the "black people can't be racist" narrative. An SJW woman and any kind of rational policing don't mix; she's going to try to run the OPD without a Chief - not a good idea.

    Replies: @SPMoore8

  83. Do they still have a microphone? Cable TV is dying faster than Drive-In Theaters. That vast wasteland finally became too offensive and banal. I hear even the fish don’t get the fishwraps anymore. Any wood pulp media needs a stupido Billionaire with a massive ego to keep payroll above one editor and the AP/Reuters feed.
    Amazon’s Bezos has followed Carlos Slim into dead media like “papers” by buying The Washington Post. Amazon should fire this clown. Anybody buying fishwrap is too 20th Century for the Internet.
    Remember when Fox was the fourth network? Wow, that seemed like when Dinosaurs roamed the airwaves. Then there was the WB, and finally UPN. They transmitted a signal you could receive without a box and a thousand miles of thick wires. Life was different when the Dinosaurs like Dan Rather and Katie Couric ruled the “media”. I don’t think the Jeopardy Champion could name any of those geezers for final jeopardy now.
    Trump grew up in front of the camera. He’s a natural. They say he’s crude, unrefined and declasse. I guess these elitist swine have never watched TV? That’s about everyone on there now.

    • Replies: @Jefferson
    @Dr. Doom

    "Amazon’s Bezos has followed Carlos Slim into dead media like “papers” by buying The Washington Post. Amazon should fire this clown. Anybody buying fishwrap is too 20th Century for the Internet."

    I see some senior citizens on public transportation that still read old fashion newspapers in the year 2016. What is funny is when one of them is sitting next to a person that is browsing their smartphone. The 20th Century sitting next to The 21st Century.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Stan Adams

  84. @candid_observer
    @Dee

    It is actually pretty remarkable how Trump just picks himself up each day and continues with the program.

    He has developed the reputation for having a thin skin, and perhaps in certain respects he does or may seem to. But how many people do you know, or know of, who could take all of the denunciations of "racist", "bigot", "fascist", "Hitler", shrug them off like gnats, and march down exactly the same path he started on?

    That requires a strength of personality rarely seen anywhere, and virtually never in the public domain.

    Even the richest of the rich can't seem to stand being thought of as anybody who crosses some taboo. Think of the political pusillanimity and abject conformity of Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Larry Page, Mark Zuckerberg, etc.

    What avails it a man to gain the whole world, and not be able to speak his mind, or have a mind to speak?

    Replies: @e, @Hibernian, @Lagertha

    Very nicely put.

  85. @Lot
    @SFG

    All this stuff about "excess labor" in the new economy seems like BS to me.

    1. There are a lot of old boomers who will need people to wipe their butts in old age.

    2. Public spaces could be cleaner. The landscaping could be weeded more often. The sidewalks could be repaired and washed.

    The real issue is a growing fraction of our population is unable to work due to having such a low IQ and anti-social personality that their labor is worth $0.00/hr or less. But we absolutely do not have a problem in America with able-bodied people without mental defects not being able to find work.

    "Basic income" that the left is pushing these days is just an excuse to tax whitey and give it to NAMs. If we are going to give government funds to NAMs, they damn well should work for it cleaning the streets and wiping old-man butts.

    The problem with completely unemployable people is awfully depressing. You take a group with IQs averaging 80 or 85, then inbreed them repeatedly, and then consider that the bottom 1/3 of them will have IQs at the level of whites with Down's Syndrome. Hillary's America!

    Replies: @Lot, @guest, @Hibernian

    You mention able-bodied people without mental defects, but what about cripples and retards? They can find work, too, often with special help. Basket weaving, etc. There’s plenty they can do, is the point, and I don’t see why they can’t continue to do it forever, or until computers replace humanity.

    People who talk of some sort of minimum sustainable IQ, or however you want to put it, are talking out of their behinds. We could just as easily have stopped prior to electricity and the internal combustion engine as now. Or why develop civilization, the very thing that creates “surplus population,” at all? They don’t know what sort of economy is optimal for stupid people, and they can’t know. They have no idea what humanity might be capable of.

  86. Lot says:
    @Thea
    @fnn

    Who watches tv anymore?

    Of my close friends only two still have cable. Everyone else uses a streaming service. Commercial free.

    Replies: @Lot

    Who watches tv anymore?

    1. Old people. Though my surviving grandparents now all use e-mail and sometimes watch streaming TV, they still are pretty attached to cable TV.

    2. Big families. If you have 7 people living in a house, the $40-60 a month for cable TV is not so expensive.

    3. NAMs. Blacks watch far more TV than other groups, and hispanics are not far behind. While here in San Diego you can get a bunch of both local and Mexican over the air spanish channels, lots of hispanics live in places like Memphis that have no OTR spanish TV, so cable is required.

    4. People who do not have computers or are computer illiterate.

    5. People who care about sports. Defunding anti-white big media and sports team owners and players is one of the best reasons to cord cut. ESPN is by far the largest part of your cable bill, about $10 per subscriber. Other channels are like 25c a month, free to the cable company, or even pay the cable company for carriage. But ESPN, if you have it, is costing you $100+ a year.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    @Lot

    All the more reason that The Donald should say that his first act as President will be to outlaw the bundling of cable channels. I have suggested this to him. If he makes the promise, he wins 65 - 35 because people are tired of paying $100/month for three spanish channels, QVC, etc. I am cutting the cord with Verizon next week.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon

    , @ganderson
    @Lot

    If one only watched ESPN and read the sports pages, what % of the US population would one think is black? 70?

    , @Charles Erwin Wilson
    @Lot


    Defunding anti-white big media and sports team owners and players is one of the best reasons to cord cut.
     
    Center shot! Don't support those bastards - cut the cord.
  87. @SPMoore8
    @Lot

    Perhaps, today, Carrie could get a job working for the Oakland, CA Police Department.

    I mean, this is one of those stories that speaks "complete breakdown": three police chiefs in nine days under an ultra-liberal woman mayor who seems more intent on cracking down on possibly "racist" text messages shared among officers (is there no such thing as privacy?), while more than two dozen East Bay police officers are in trouble for having sex with an underage prostitute from Nicaragua, one of whose partners apparently staged his wife's death a year and a half ago and then killed himself last year, launching this investigation, with high ranking cops having their GF's prepare their reports, and share details on social media, while others inform their prostitute GF about forthcoming stings, while the mother of the aforesaid Central American lass works in the dispatching office of the PD and was apparently arranging trysts for her daughter .... and it goes on.

    Social Justice America: I have seen the future, and it doesn't work!

    Replies: @guest, @Mr. Anon, @Hibernian

    The text I saw reported didn’t even make sense as “hate speech.” Of course, I don’t trust news stories. Presumably there was something in there to upset delicate hate sensibilities. (What doesn’t?) But I don’t get the comment about frat houses. Don’t we associate them with rape? Or does it simply mean that they’re immature? Why not use the standby “old boys club?”

    Fitting that frats and the KKK come up on the same story. Frat boys and JOKers are the bogeymen of the left.

  88. @Jefferson
    Only a pathetic 4 percent of Muslim voters in The U.S voted for Mitt Romney in 2012.

    https://www.cair.com/press-center/press-releases/11664-poll-85-percent-of-muslim-voters-picked-president-obama.html

    Importing more Muslim immigrants into The U.S is a losing strategy for The Republican Party.

    I understand why pro-open borders Republicans want more Hispanics in The U.S, but why do they want more inbred Sand N Word people?

    Arab Muslims are not going to be the nanny of their children, mow their lawns, clean their multi-million dollar homes, cook their meals, etc. Arab Muslims don't come to The U.S to become the domestic help of affluent White Infidels. That is what the Hispanics are for.

    Replies: @Lot

    Arab Muslims are not going to be the nanny of their children, mow their lawns, clean their multi-million dollar homes, cook their meals, etc. Arab Muslims don’t come to The U.S to become the domestic help of affluent White Infidels. That is what the Hispanics are for.

    Yes. The “Mexican” niche jobs in rich parts of northern europe seem to be filled by Portuguese, Slavic and Chinese immigrants. You see a lot of Muslim men in Paris and Amsterdam. I don’t recall ever seeing any of them working however, except a small number of shopkeepers.

    This is borne out of statistics showing that the MAJORITY of Turkish and Moroccan 2nd gen immigrants in Wallonia do not have jobs. And these are people from the most civilized MENA countries. If 60% of 2nd gen Turks and Marocs are unemployed, I think we can safely say that for Yemenis, Afghans, and Somalis the number is more like 80%.

    • Replies: @Jefferson
    @Lot

    "Yes. The “Mexican” niche jobs in rich parts of northern europe seem to be filled by Portuguese, Slavic and Chinese immigrants. You see a lot of Muslim men in Paris and Amsterdam. I don’t recall ever seeing any of them working however, except a small number of shopkeepers.

    This is borne out of statistics showing that the MAJORITY of Turkish and Moroccan 2nd gen immigrants in Wallonia do not have jobs. And these are people from the most civilized MENA countries. If 60% of 2nd gen Turks and Marocs are unemployed, I think we can safely say that for Yemenis, Afghans, and Somalis the number is more like 80%."

    Europe's Arab Muslims are lazier than America's NAMs.

    Replies: @Old fogey

    , @Expletive Deleted
    @Lot

    Taxidrivers, fast-food and very small, sketchy, box-shifting retail, usually online, generally motor trade/electrical (cellphones etc.) in UK.
    Those Rotherham/Halifax/Bradistan/Peterborough children didn't drive themselves around, supply their own drugs, contact "clients", or feed themselves, you know.
    The rest are simply too breathtakingly dim, too eye-wateringly arrogant, and utterly skill-free (illiteracy is not uncommon, despite a decade and more of state education) to consider employing. For anything. Anything at all, given we use almost no fulltime non-specialist agricultural labourers these days. Huge percentage of career unemployed. It's part of the reason for the baby factory syndrome. Welfare is bountiful and unconditional for breeders, and keeps the DSS "JobCentres" off the female muslims' backs, until it's time for the pension. Jizya.

  89. @SPMoore8
    @Lot

    Perhaps, today, Carrie could get a job working for the Oakland, CA Police Department.

    I mean, this is one of those stories that speaks "complete breakdown": three police chiefs in nine days under an ultra-liberal woman mayor who seems more intent on cracking down on possibly "racist" text messages shared among officers (is there no such thing as privacy?), while more than two dozen East Bay police officers are in trouble for having sex with an underage prostitute from Nicaragua, one of whose partners apparently staged his wife's death a year and a half ago and then killed himself last year, launching this investigation, with high ranking cops having their GF's prepare their reports, and share details on social media, while others inform their prostitute GF about forthcoming stings, while the mother of the aforesaid Central American lass works in the dispatching office of the PD and was apparently arranging trysts for her daughter .... and it goes on.

    Social Justice America: I have seen the future, and it doesn't work!

    Replies: @guest, @Mr. Anon, @Hibernian

    Oakland is what a black city looks like when it still has enough white liberals to organize the black’s outrage for them. When it doesn’t, then it looks like Detroit.

    • Replies: @Hibernian
    @Mr. Anon

    My understanding is that there were always mansions in the hills, and gentrification has been going great guns for awhile.

    , @Jefferson
    @Mr. Anon

    "Oakland is what a black city looks like when it still has enough white liberals to organize the black’s outrage for them. When it doesn’t, then it looks like Detroit."

    Detroit is so Black that there is only 3 zip codes in the entire city where Blacks make up less than 50 percent of the population.
    http://zipatlas.com/us/mi/detroit/zip-code-comparison/percentage-black-population.htm

    Even the less ghetto more gentrified zip codes of Detroit are still over 30 percent Black.

  90. Wow, Mateen’s dad liked to take pictures with random congressmen and unless he put fake photos on his facebook, has been to the White House:

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-06-17/orlando-killers-father-knew-obama-schmoozed-washington-sought-afghan-presidency

    Drudge is on fire today with good links:

    Illegal immigrant arsonist who killed 5 was arrented and released 2 years ago:

    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_FATAL_BUILDING_FIRE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2016-06-18-15-54-50

    “Not clear” why he was not deported.

    Trump has been good on gay issues for a long time:

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/06/flashback-trump-defends-gays-clintons-2000/

    If gays are 3% of the white pop and 2/3 democrats, and Trump needs to go from 63% of the white vote to 68%, that suggests peeling off 1/3 of white gays will get him 20% of the additional white votes he needs to win.

  91. Googling “Orlando Muslim backlash, enables review of latest from the ‘bracing for backlash’ roundup. Lately, I’ve noted media using ‘retaliation’ instead of the much-braced-for, seldom-seen ‘backlash’ repeatedly expected to whip through our common atmosphere toward American, or French, or Belgian, or Spanish, or English Muslim communities. (Frankly, I think all this bracing is hell on muscle and bone health, not to mention psychological harmony. But know this: I’m not a doctor.)

    Also, sadly, we’ve lost that other favorite meme of American media – that more people have been killed by honky militias than Muslim extremists since 9/11. It was dang good while it lasted, Sally Kohn.

  92. @merema
    Trump is the medicine that is barely better than the disease-the disease being unchecked immigration from the third world. He is like chemo and radiation therapy that might heal you but with awful side effects and permanent damage.

    Replies: @Gato de la Biblioteca, @Big Bill, @Joe Sweet, @AnotherDad, @AnotherDad, @Olorin

    Trump is the medicine that is barely better than the disease-the disease being unchecked immigration from the third world. He is like chemo and radiation therapy that might heal you but with awful side effects and permanent damage.

    You Trump whiners are the biggest bunch of drama queens this side of SJWs.

    Outside of standing up–just a bit (his proposals are very moderate)–to our greedy, sleazy elites on immigration, Trump is a pretty vanilla centrist.

    Anyone parroting this “Trump is chemo”, “Trump is amputation” is just a hysterical whiny nitwit–doing the establishment’s work.

    ~~~
    And seriously people who can’t figure out that immigration and ergo the actual genetic and cultural character of a nations’ population … for all time to come … is *orders of magnitude* more important than the random b.s. of routine politics, is just utterly clueless.

    There can be no “barely better” when you’re talking about fixing something that is going to kill your nation. Everything else is trivial noise.

    • Replies: @Yak-15
    @AnotherDad

    Spot on

    , @Bill
    @AnotherDad

    Bravo.

  93. @merema
    Trump is the medicine that is barely better than the disease-the disease being unchecked immigration from the third world. He is like chemo and radiation therapy that might heal you but with awful side effects and permanent damage.

    Replies: @Gato de la Biblioteca, @Big Bill, @Joe Sweet, @AnotherDad, @AnotherDad, @Olorin

    Trump is the medicine that is barely better than the disease-the disease being unchecked immigration from the third world. He is like chemo and radiation therapy that might heal you but with awful side effects and permanent damage.

    You Trump whiners are the biggest bunch of drama queens this side of SJWs.

    Outside of standing up–just a bit (his proposals are very moderate)–to our greedy, sleazy elites on immigration, Trump is a pretty vanilla centrist.

    Anyone parroting this “Trump is chemo”, “Trump is amputation” is just a hysterical whiny nitwit–doing the establishment’s work.

    ~~~
    And seriously people who can’t figure out that immigration and ergo the actual genetic and cultural character of a nations’ population … for all time to come … is *orders of magnitude* more important than the random b.s. of routine politics, is just utterly clueless.

    There can be no “barely better” when you’re talking about fixing something that is going to kill your nation. “Barely” in that context simply makes no sense. Everything else is trivial noise.

    • Replies: @The most deplorable one
    @AnotherDad

    The problem is that they believe in the magic/tragic dirt cause of differential outcomes.

  94. Rome looks like it will elect a sexy “alt-center” mayor from comedian Beppe Grillo’s 5-Star Movement party:

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-06-18/populist-raggi-caps-anti-elite-campaign-as-rome-prepares-to-vote

    While not strongly anti-migration compared to other European new parties, they

    – seem to be a nearly all white party that does not care much about tokenism

    here’s a group photo on the site of the Roman mayor candidate: http://www.movimento5stelle.it/virginiaraggisindaco/

    – voted to align with UKIP in the EU parliament

    – are anti-EU and populist, which given how bad the EUcrats are, can only be good

  95. The most deplorable one [AKA "#Fourth doorman of the apocalypse"] says:
    @Big Bill
    @merema

    Trump is like treating gangrene with amputation.

    Replies: @The most deplorable one

    Nope. Trump is the perfect remedy for a nest of vipers.

  96. The most deplorable one [AKA "#Fourth doorman of the apocalypse"] says:
    @AnotherDad
    @merema


    Trump is the medicine that is barely better than the disease-the disease being unchecked immigration from the third world. He is like chemo and radiation therapy that might heal you but with awful side effects and permanent damage.
     
    You Trump whiners are the biggest bunch of drama queens this side of SJWs.

    Outside of standing up--just a bit (his proposals are very moderate)--to our greedy, sleazy elites on immigration, Trump is a pretty vanilla centrist.

    Anyone parroting this "Trump is chemo", "Trump is amputation" is just a hysterical whiny nitwit--doing the establishment's work.

    ~~~
    And seriously people who can't figure out that immigration and ergo the actual genetic and cultural character of a nations' population ... for all time to come ... is *orders of magnitude* more important than the random b.s. of routine politics, is just utterly clueless.

    There can be no "barely better" when you're talking about fixing something that is going to kill your nation. "Barely" in that context simply makes no sense. Everything else is trivial noise.

    Replies: @The most deplorable one

    The problem is that they believe in the magic/tragic dirt cause of differential outcomes.

  97. @Mr Curious
    Because DT radiates an aura of bigoted hetero-normative White privelege. The already oppressed St Mateen was susceptible to these radiations. This caused a mild-mannered practitioner of TROP to become homophobic and kill.

    In any sane world, Trump wod be on Trial for murder.

    Replies: @Olorin

    Also racism and homophobia, since those poor Latino gays had to dance at their own night club rather than doing it at the WASP country club.

  98. @merema
    Trump is the medicine that is barely better than the disease-the disease being unchecked immigration from the third world. He is like chemo and radiation therapy that might heal you but with awful side effects and permanent damage.

    Replies: @Gato de la Biblioteca, @Big Bill, @Joe Sweet, @AnotherDad, @AnotherDad, @Olorin

    Well, there are a lot of us in the world for whom chemo and/or radiation didn’t do that at all, even though our health care teams issued warnings of that sort. Because lawyers.

    IOW, the treatment was next door to hell, but worked, and now we’re better than ever.

    If you’re going to liken Donald J. Trump as President to chemotherapy, you should maybe consider that difficult and aggressive therapies often lead to improvement.

    And consider that what you consider extreme (chemotherapy and Trump) is in fact quite centrist, mainstream, and well informed.

  99. @Almost Missouri
    @AndrewR

    I have to agree with whoever it is in Alabama. What is it with all this flag-lowering anyway?

    The victims were not federal employees. It did not happen on federal property. No one was acting in any official federal capacity. In a grim irony, the only federal connection is that the attacker's family was brought into the country in some obscure maneuver by federal employees (CIA?), but that's hardly the sort of thing that you'd think the feds want to draw attention to.

    Replies: @Almost Missouri, @Hibernian, @Buffalo Joe

    49 people were murdered in a short timeframe. I think that’s sufficient cause to lower flags to half mast; however, it should be no big deal if some people don’t want to go along with it.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    @Hibernian

    "49 people were murdered in a short timeframe. I think that’s sufficient cause to lower flags to half mast;"

    If the Waco incident, or something like it, had occured during Obama's term in office, do you think he would order the flag lowered? My guess is.......no.

    Who gets the flag treatment is very much a matter of who/whom.

    , @Almost Missouri
    @Hibernian

    People die all the time in all kinds of ways for all kinds of reasons. The US flag is usually not lowered, unless there is some Federal connection, e.g., Senator, Memorial Day, post office, etc.

    , @Olorin
    @Hibernian

    What chaps my glutes is that war dead get half of one day (Memorial Day)...while 49 DWGs were honored all last week around here.

    I was checking out the snow on Mt. Rainier on I think Wednesday or Thursday, and the flag was still at half-staff at the federally run facilities there.

    Remember, it was that magnificent conservative Republican GW Bush who modified the flag code in 2007 so that federal facilities had to follow their state's lead for half-staff proclamations. So apparently in Washington State somebody advised Jay Inslee to massage the fringes in this dicey election season.

    Indeed, the queer establishment of Pugetopolis was out in force in Olympia. All ten or so of them.

    http://nwpr.org/post/pride-flag-raised-then-lowered-half-staff-washington-capitol

    Feel free to leave comments.

  100. @Dr. Doom
    Do they still have a microphone? Cable TV is dying faster than Drive-In Theaters. That vast wasteland finally became too offensive and banal. I hear even the fish don't get the fishwraps anymore. Any wood pulp media needs a stupido Billionaire with a massive ego to keep payroll above one editor and the AP/Reuters feed.
    Amazon's Bezos has followed Carlos Slim into dead media like "papers" by buying The Washington Post. Amazon should fire this clown. Anybody buying fishwrap is too 20th Century for the Internet.
    Remember when Fox was the fourth network? Wow, that seemed like when Dinosaurs roamed the airwaves. Then there was the WB, and finally UPN. They transmitted a signal you could receive without a box and a thousand miles of thick wires. Life was different when the Dinosaurs like Dan Rather and Katie Couric ruled the "media". I don't think the Jeopardy Champion could name any of those geezers for final jeopardy now.
    Trump grew up in front of the camera. He's a natural. They say he's crude, unrefined and declasse. I guess these elitist swine have never watched TV? That's about everyone on there now.

    Replies: @Jefferson

    “Amazon’s Bezos has followed Carlos Slim into dead media like “papers” by buying The Washington Post. Amazon should fire this clown. Anybody buying fishwrap is too 20th Century for the Internet.”

    I see some senior citizens on public transportation that still read old fashion newspapers in the year 2016. What is funny is when one of them is sitting next to a person that is browsing their smartphone. The 20th Century sitting next to The 21st Century.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    @Jefferson

    "I see some senior citizens on public transportation that still read old fashion newspapers in the year 2016. What is funny is when one of them is sitting next to a person that is browsing their smartphone. The 20th Century sitting next to The 21st Century."

    Yeah - one of them knows how to read and probably to write and spell too...........and the other one doesn't.

    , @Stan Adams
    @Jefferson

    I still read dead-tree papers, and I'm in my early 30s. I'm weird, though.

  101. The most deplorable one [AKA "#Fourth doorman of the apocalypse"] says:
    @Gato de la Biblioteca
    @anonymous

    It’s hard to understand exactly why the establishment is so attached to Muslim immigration. Is it the billions that the Saudis spend with us that’s created this lobby?

    It's multi-faceted, with different factions having differing goals. The rich like anything that will bring down wages, and any warm body will help with that. The powerful understand (at some level) that divide and conquer is THE best strategy for a small number of people to lord it up over a large number of people, and no other group, even SSAs, will be as divisive as Sunni Muslims with their completely insane beliefs coupled to a genome prone to acts of extreme individual violence. (If they could get organized like Europeans (used to) get organized, they'd probably exterminate the entire planet in the name of ALLAH and 72 boys to fuck in the ass for all eternity.)

    And then there are the lesser players. The bureaucrats realize this means more demand for bureaucratic functions to "handle" the situation - everything from additional intelligence assets to additional law enforcement & prison workers, from teachers to welfare workers. The SJW types like anything that sticks it to straight white men and/or allow them to show how much better they are than Bubba from Hickville, Alabama. And TEH GAYS like it because now they won't have to travel to MENA to get their swarthy Arab fix of buggery. (Not to mention it will probably still be safer to engage in such activities here, despite the occasional massacre, than overseas in some country where TEH GAYS are not officially at the top of the POKEMON DIVERSITY POINTS scale.)

    It's a win/win/win situation for the people in power, and a lose/lose/lose for everyone else, including most of the Muslims that will immigrate.

    Replies: @The most deplorable one, @EdwardM

    I think it was/is pure economic self interest.

    The Bush family, and others, who were sucking hard on the Saudi and Mexican teats have tried to destroy any other source of energy independence in the US, including nuclear power, fracking etc.

    • Replies: @Charles Erwin Wilson
    @The most deplorable one


    have tried to destroy any other source of energy independence in the US, including nuclear power
     
    And had good success - at least on the nuclear front. If you haven't seen a leftist meltdown, just advocate nuclear power and couch it in terms of greenhouse gasses and global warming.
  102. @Reg Cæsar
    @Paul Walker Most beautiful man ever...


    Trump’s “Art Of The Deal” mentions a woman being in charge of decor for T T, which by the way is a great book.
     
    But was she womyn-born-womyn?

    Replies: @SFG, @Hibernian

    I think there are still a fair number of womyn born women in the interior decorating racket. One is my cousin. She went from commercial artist, first at a local firm and then with J. Walter Thompson, to doing architectural renderings part time while her kids were growing up, to interior decorating. I guess she has a lot of gay male colleagues; it’s not a subject she and I have discussed.

  103. @candid_observer
    @Dee

    It is actually pretty remarkable how Trump just picks himself up each day and continues with the program.

    He has developed the reputation for having a thin skin, and perhaps in certain respects he does or may seem to. But how many people do you know, or know of, who could take all of the denunciations of "racist", "bigot", "fascist", "Hitler", shrug them off like gnats, and march down exactly the same path he started on?

    That requires a strength of personality rarely seen anywhere, and virtually never in the public domain.

    Even the richest of the rich can't seem to stand being thought of as anybody who crosses some taboo. Think of the political pusillanimity and abject conformity of Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Larry Page, Mark Zuckerberg, etc.

    What avails it a man to gain the whole world, and not be able to speak his mind, or have a mind to speak?

    Replies: @e, @Hibernian, @Lagertha

    “Think of the political pusillanimity and abject conformity of Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Larry Page, Mark Zuckerberg, etc.”

    With the possible exception of Gates, those guys believe that stuff. They’re true believers and, with the help of their money, leaders of the movement.

  104. @SPMoore8
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    Great post, even if it is OT. I wanted to say something over at The Atlantic on the "Stupid" article but I see that degenerated into calling people "gay bashing racists" by the second post, so why bother.

    The article doesn't really have any clearcut plan for reducing low IQ, but it does set off a few trial balloons. It also doesn't state what should be plainly obvious, that low IQ is as low IQ does, which is why things like poverty and criminality go hand in hand with it. Nor does it concede any linkage to "genetics", or, as we used to say, "you got your brains from your father."

    However, the overall thrust of the article, that our society is totally brain-centered and routinely mocks the less intelligent, and offers few of them the opportunity for some dignity and typical life goals, is something I have been saying for decades and I'm glad someone is writing about it.

    This obsession with brains not only feeds the vanity of the highly intelligent, but it also creates tremendous anxiety in everyone else, who think it's so important to have a high IQ that the punish their children as a result. I will admit I think that's part of the attraction of Trump, inasmuch as he seems to cultivate the common touch. Whereas Hillary seems to be your typical elitist, however much she will descend into an accent when speaking at a black church in the South.

    It doesn't help when common people are constantly barraged by the media with narratives that valorize every possible lifestyle choice except the ones they are most likely to make, including marriage, children, conservative religious morality, and so on. At the same time I don't see anyone promoting jobs for the common people or supporting a culture of dignity for them. I do think that our failure here will likely some day reap a whirlwind.

    Replies: @myname1sl1nk, @Forbes, @SFG, @Lot, @gruff, @ganderson

    Your point about a culture of dignity is very important but not widely appreciated.

  105. @Lot
    @SFG

    All this stuff about "excess labor" in the new economy seems like BS to me.

    1. There are a lot of old boomers who will need people to wipe their butts in old age.

    2. Public spaces could be cleaner. The landscaping could be weeded more often. The sidewalks could be repaired and washed.

    The real issue is a growing fraction of our population is unable to work due to having such a low IQ and anti-social personality that their labor is worth $0.00/hr or less. But we absolutely do not have a problem in America with able-bodied people without mental defects not being able to find work.

    "Basic income" that the left is pushing these days is just an excuse to tax whitey and give it to NAMs. If we are going to give government funds to NAMs, they damn well should work for it cleaning the streets and wiping old-man butts.

    The problem with completely unemployable people is awfully depressing. You take a group with IQs averaging 80 or 85, then inbreed them repeatedly, and then consider that the bottom 1/3 of them will have IQs at the level of whites with Down's Syndrome. Hillary's America!

    Replies: @Lot, @guest, @Hibernian

    Maintenance and construction are highly resistant to almost any kind of automation.

  106. @the cruncher
    @anonymous

    I think, that muslims are the weak spot in the idea that /diversity is good/ - if some diversity is objectively not good, then being rational and not sentimental gains a toehold and opens the way to analysis of others of the diverse, and the whole ideology could tear and unravel. They fear that as muslims go, so goes all of the coalition of the fringes against the normal.

    Replies: @AnotherDad

    I think, that muslims are the weak spot in the idea that /diversity is good/ – if some diversity is objectively not good, then being rational and not sentimental gains a toehold and opens the way to analysis of others of the diverse, and the whole ideology could tear and unravel.

    Cruncher, this is a very good point.

    The “diversity!:-)”–i.e. diversity== good–ideology is obviously stupid when you give it any thought. Muslims routinely encourage thought … and ergo dissent. So it’s super important to ramp up the propaganda and browbeating whenever muslims are behaving badly. No exceptions, no nunance must be allowed to creep in.

  107. @Lot
    @Thea


    Who watches tv anymore?
     
    1. Old people. Though my surviving grandparents now all use e-mail and sometimes watch streaming TV, they still are pretty attached to cable TV.

    2. Big families. If you have 7 people living in a house, the $40-60 a month for cable TV is not so expensive.

    3. NAMs. Blacks watch far more TV than other groups, and hispanics are not far behind. While here in San Diego you can get a bunch of both local and Mexican over the air spanish channels, lots of hispanics live in places like Memphis that have no OTR spanish TV, so cable is required.

    4. People who do not have computers or are computer illiterate.

    5. People who care about sports. Defunding anti-white big media and sports team owners and players is one of the best reasons to cord cut. ESPN is by far the largest part of your cable bill, about $10 per subscriber. Other channels are like 25c a month, free to the cable company, or even pay the cable company for carriage. But ESPN, if you have it, is costing you $100+ a year.

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob, @ganderson, @Charles Erwin Wilson

    All the more reason that The Donald should say that his first act as President will be to outlaw the bundling of cable channels. I have suggested this to him. If he makes the promise, he wins 65 – 35 because people are tired of paying $100/month for three spanish channels, QVC, etc. I am cutting the cord with Verizon next week.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    @Jim Don Bob

    I don't think that cable-bundling is a decisive issue - not like immigration. But I think it would be a good issue for him to include in his campaign. Cable bundling represents an enormous subsidy by square America of pozzed America, and it would be beneficial to us to end it. White people who don't want to be constantly told that they are awful shouldn't have to pay for CNN and MSNBC. People who don't want to watch the disgusting freak-show of the Khardashian/Jenner clan shouldn't have to help pay for Kanye West's solid-gold cast of Kim's butt by being forced to subscribe to whatever channel they are on. People who don't care to pass a Sunday evening watching the skulls of ghouls being split open with machetes shouldn't have to pay for AMC.

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob, @Almost Missouri, @Brutusale

  108. @SPMoore8
    @Lot

    Perhaps, today, Carrie could get a job working for the Oakland, CA Police Department.

    I mean, this is one of those stories that speaks "complete breakdown": three police chiefs in nine days under an ultra-liberal woman mayor who seems more intent on cracking down on possibly "racist" text messages shared among officers (is there no such thing as privacy?), while more than two dozen East Bay police officers are in trouble for having sex with an underage prostitute from Nicaragua, one of whose partners apparently staged his wife's death a year and a half ago and then killed himself last year, launching this investigation, with high ranking cops having their GF's prepare their reports, and share details on social media, while others inform their prostitute GF about forthcoming stings, while the mother of the aforesaid Central American lass works in the dispatching office of the PD and was apparently arranging trysts for her daughter .... and it goes on.

    Social Justice America: I have seen the future, and it doesn't work!

    Replies: @guest, @Mr. Anon, @Hibernian

    I think this may become a national story based on the “black people can’t be racist” narrative. An SJW woman and any kind of rational policing don’t mix; she’s going to try to run the OPD without a Chief – not a good idea.

    • Agree: SPMoore8
    • Replies: @SPMoore8
    @Hibernian

    Yes, I neglected to mention the "racist" text messages that the mayor is getting her knickers in a twist over were written by black police officers. Of course SF had the same nonsense a year or two ago, by white cops. In my opinion it really is nobody's business what a police officer texts to someone else, but leave it to the mayor to get all worked up about it. Meanwhile, nobody and I mean nobody seems to be in control of law enforcement out there.

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob, @ben tillman

  109. @SFG
    @countenance

    Yeah, there really isn't that much blacks, Muslims, gays, Latinos, single unmarried women, Jews, New England liberals, etc. all have in common, and sometimes they run up against each other--look at this, BDS, black-Latino turf fights, etc.

    Replies: @Perspective

    We should take a cue from the LGBTQ2S and abbreviate the coalition of the fringes to delineate who is included within this fringe coalition. Much like the LGBT abbreviation, we can drop and add letters as appropriate.

    • Replies: @SFG
    @Perspective

    I tried a little while ago, but there weren't enough vowels.

  110. @Mr. Anon
    @SPMoore8

    Oakland is what a black city looks like when it still has enough white liberals to organize the black's outrage for them. When it doesn't, then it looks like Detroit.

    Replies: @Hibernian, @Jefferson

    My understanding is that there were always mansions in the hills, and gentrification has been going great guns for awhile.

  111. Gun violence erupts and it’s the fault of … everyone. E-V-E-R-Y-O-N-E

  112. e says:
    @al gore rhythms
    @AndyBoy


    Steve Sailer once said we would miss the SWPL types when they were gone.
     
    I think it's they who will miss us. One thing I'm seeing very clearly in this 'Brexit' campaign in Britain is that people who want to leave the EU make angry remarks about the government and those who want to remain make angry remarks about the people who want to leave the EU. There's actually few good reasons why a British 'liberal' would support the EU. It's unaccountable and undemocratic, and run by a self-perpetuating managerial class of mostly white, middle-aged men. Much of the work of the EU seems to be about entrenching global capitalism and destroying the standard of living for the poorest of its citizens. And yet they do support the EU, because....they would hate to be confused for the kind of frightful people who want to leave.

    There's a lot of crossover between the kind of people who support Brexit and the kind of people who support Trump, I think.

    Replies: @e

    Exactly. It’s why I often say that our national politics have become very much like our rooting interests and behaviors regarding our sports teams. If you are a Giants’ fan, nothing a Dodger does is worthy of praise and vice versa. If you’re a Jets’ fan, nothing a Pat does can ever be honest and good.

  113. @ben tillman
    @neutral


    It is stating the obvious that those control the minds of people have total power, and clearly the one that controls the microphone controls the minds. The question is how these people managed to take power, is this because they were the smartest and this was some a triumph of their moral ideas or is this because they have the least amount of morals and are simply good at manipulating the masses for their own ends ?
     
    They do it by working as a group in competition with relatively dissociated individuals. The EEA of Jews and monopolists like Carlos Slim includes significant time at the junction of the three continents of the Old World -- the world's central, prime territory. Their adaptation to such an environment makes them well-suited to controlling the central institutions of our societies, including what Benjamin Ginsberg called the "apparatus of public opinion formation".

    E.O. Wilson’s observation regarding social insects versus solitary insects (at p. 6 of The Superorganism) illustrates this principle:

    Endowed with the advantages of colonial life, the social insects have managed to displace solitary insects, such as cockroaches, grasshoppers, and beetles, from the most favored nest sites and defensible foraging ranges. In the most general terms, social insects control the center of the land environment, while solitary insects predominate in the margins.
     

    Replies: @Hacienda

    The prime central territory gets “credit” for Islam, Judaism, Christianity but the world’s population is weighted in India, China, and increasingly Africa. The money and technology is in N.America, Europe, E.Asia. Culture is everywhere else but the M.E. The Jews owe their success to being ex-M.E., it has little to do with being from there.

  114. @Hibernian
    @Almost Missouri

    49 people were murdered in a short timeframe. I think that's sufficient cause to lower flags to half mast; however, it should be no big deal if some people don't want to go along with it.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Almost Missouri, @Olorin

    “49 people were murdered in a short timeframe. I think that’s sufficient cause to lower flags to half mast;”

    If the Waco incident, or something like it, had occured during Obama’s term in office, do you think he would order the flag lowered? My guess is…….no.

    Who gets the flag treatment is very much a matter of who/whom.

    • Agree: AndrewR
  115. @Hibernian
    @SPMoore8

    I think this may become a national story based on the "black people can't be racist" narrative. An SJW woman and any kind of rational policing don't mix; she's going to try to run the OPD without a Chief - not a good idea.

    Replies: @SPMoore8

    Yes, I neglected to mention the “racist” text messages that the mayor is getting her knickers in a twist over were written by black police officers. Of course SF had the same nonsense a year or two ago, by white cops. In my opinion it really is nobody’s business what a police officer texts to someone else, but leave it to the mayor to get all worked up about it. Meanwhile, nobody and I mean nobody seems to be in control of law enforcement out there.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    @SPMoore8

    I will bet you dollars to donuts that this mayor cannot explain what "getting her knickers in a twist" means except that it is Raaaaacist. These people make Richard Daley look like Solomon.

    , @ben tillman
    @SPMoore8


    Meanwhile, nobody and I mean nobody seems to be in control of law enforcement out there.
     
    And, while we're on the subject of Bay Area cops: Nobody, I mean nobody, puts ketchup on a hot dog.

    Replies: @Stan Adams, @PiltdownMan

  116. @Gato de la Biblioteca
    @anonymous

    It’s hard to understand exactly why the establishment is so attached to Muslim immigration. Is it the billions that the Saudis spend with us that’s created this lobby?

    It's multi-faceted, with different factions having differing goals. The rich like anything that will bring down wages, and any warm body will help with that. The powerful understand (at some level) that divide and conquer is THE best strategy for a small number of people to lord it up over a large number of people, and no other group, even SSAs, will be as divisive as Sunni Muslims with their completely insane beliefs coupled to a genome prone to acts of extreme individual violence. (If they could get organized like Europeans (used to) get organized, they'd probably exterminate the entire planet in the name of ALLAH and 72 boys to fuck in the ass for all eternity.)

    And then there are the lesser players. The bureaucrats realize this means more demand for bureaucratic functions to "handle" the situation - everything from additional intelligence assets to additional law enforcement & prison workers, from teachers to welfare workers. The SJW types like anything that sticks it to straight white men and/or allow them to show how much better they are than Bubba from Hickville, Alabama. And TEH GAYS like it because now they won't have to travel to MENA to get their swarthy Arab fix of buggery. (Not to mention it will probably still be safer to engage in such activities here, despite the occasional massacre, than overseas in some country where TEH GAYS are not officially at the top of the POKEMON DIVERSITY POINTS scale.)

    It's a win/win/win situation for the people in power, and a lose/lose/lose for everyone else, including most of the Muslims that will immigrate.

    Replies: @The most deplorable one, @EdwardM

    I agree with all of this. And there is another agenda, spelled out well in Jeffrey Goldberg’s latest Obamapologia in The Atlantic. Our worldly, enlightened betters like Obama think that they understand Islam from a position of sympathy for it. They think that through foreign policy, florid rhetoric, and, most of all, inviting Muslims to the West, they can create environments in which Islam can blossom into the modern, cosmopolitan culture that they are convinced it is striving to be.

    So America (and Europe) is the laboratory for their social engineering experiment. They get to try to create their dream society, with the side benefits of signalling America’s virtue and opening all of the proles’ minds to it.

    When looked at that way, a few dozen or thousand dead Americans as “collateral damage” (as Goldberg defines it) is a small price to pay.

    More here: https://rightwise.org/2016/06/17/debates-about-guns-and-muslim-immigration-dont-explicitly-discuss-trade-offs/

  117. @Jim Don Bob
    @Lot

    All the more reason that The Donald should say that his first act as President will be to outlaw the bundling of cable channels. I have suggested this to him. If he makes the promise, he wins 65 - 35 because people are tired of paying $100/month for three spanish channels, QVC, etc. I am cutting the cord with Verizon next week.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon

    I don’t think that cable-bundling is a decisive issue – not like immigration. But I think it would be a good issue for him to include in his campaign. Cable bundling represents an enormous subsidy by square America of pozzed America, and it would be beneficial to us to end it. White people who don’t want to be constantly told that they are awful shouldn’t have to pay for CNN and MSNBC. People who don’t want to watch the disgusting freak-show of the Khardashian/Jenner clan shouldn’t have to help pay for Kanye West’s solid-gold cast of Kim’s butt by being forced to subscribe to whatever channel they are on. People who don’t care to pass a Sunday evening watching the skulls of ghouls being split open with machetes shouldn’t have to pay for AMC.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    @Mr. Anon

    Cable bundling is also easy to understand, whereas immigration is subject to "job Americans won't do", "crops rotting in the fields", "little Inez wants to be reunited with her mamacita", etc. Everybody hates the cable companies.

    , @Almost Missouri
    @Mr. Anon


    "Cable bundling represents an enormous subsidy by square America of pozzed America, and it would be beneficial to us to end it."
     
    Yes!

    This is one of those boring, technical, hiding-in-plain-sight things that is actually having massive influence. It's not just the subsidy. Millions of children are growing up in houses where the cable TV is always on, always pumping more agitprop into their malleable minds. The damage is awesome and continuing.

    Strangely, it should not be too difficult to stop. Bundling is prima facie restraint of trade in US law. It should be an easy civil or criminal case to win. I can't understand how the cable companies have gotten away with it for so long.

    Replies: @PiltdownMan

    , @Brutusale
    @Mr. Anon

    Speaking of cable and Kardashians, I had to watch Ted 2 on HBO last night to see if it was as offensive as some SJW I heard whining about it said it was. It included this gem:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ba9KGK3tj4

  118. @Mr. Anon
    @SPMoore8

    Oakland is what a black city looks like when it still has enough white liberals to organize the black's outrage for them. When it doesn't, then it looks like Detroit.

    Replies: @Hibernian, @Jefferson

    “Oakland is what a black city looks like when it still has enough white liberals to organize the black’s outrage for them. When it doesn’t, then it looks like Detroit.”

    Detroit is so Black that there is only 3 zip codes in the entire city where Blacks make up less than 50 percent of the population.
    http://zipatlas.com/us/mi/detroit/zip-code-comparison/percentage-black-population.htm

    Even the less ghetto more gentrified zip codes of Detroit are still over 30 percent Black.

  119. @Jefferson
    @Dr. Doom

    "Amazon’s Bezos has followed Carlos Slim into dead media like “papers” by buying The Washington Post. Amazon should fire this clown. Anybody buying fishwrap is too 20th Century for the Internet."

    I see some senior citizens on public transportation that still read old fashion newspapers in the year 2016. What is funny is when one of them is sitting next to a person that is browsing their smartphone. The 20th Century sitting next to The 21st Century.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Stan Adams

    “I see some senior citizens on public transportation that still read old fashion newspapers in the year 2016. What is funny is when one of them is sitting next to a person that is browsing their smartphone. The 20th Century sitting next to The 21st Century.”

    Yeah – one of them knows how to read and probably to write and spell too………..and the other one doesn’t.

  120. @SPMoore8
    @Hibernian

    Yes, I neglected to mention the "racist" text messages that the mayor is getting her knickers in a twist over were written by black police officers. Of course SF had the same nonsense a year or two ago, by white cops. In my opinion it really is nobody's business what a police officer texts to someone else, but leave it to the mayor to get all worked up about it. Meanwhile, nobody and I mean nobody seems to be in control of law enforcement out there.

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob, @ben tillman

    I will bet you dollars to donuts that this mayor cannot explain what “getting her knickers in a twist” means except that it is Raaaaacist. These people make Richard Daley look like Solomon.

    • Agree: SPMoore8
  121. OT: Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn have their own fake police who go around beating up blacks and Hispanics. It’s like the KKK but with better lawyers.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/18/nyregion/brooklyns-private-jewish-patrols-wield-power-some-call-them-bullies.html

    • Replies: @Jefferson
    @Jean Cocteausten

    "OT: Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn have their own fake police who go around beating up blacks and Hispanics."

    Yeah because Hispanics and African Americans Yoots in New York City never commit crimes against Orthodox Jews right? The NAM Yoots are totally innocent in all of this just like Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin.

    Do you also side with NAMs over Italians and the Irish in New York City racial conflicts?

    , @Yak-15
    @Jean Cocteausten

    This would make for an interesting HBO show.

  122. @Jean Cocteausten
    OT: Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn have their own fake police who go around beating up blacks and Hispanics. It's like the KKK but with better lawyers.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/18/nyregion/brooklyns-private-jewish-patrols-wield-power-some-call-them-bullies.html

    Replies: @Jefferson, @Yak-15

    “OT: Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn have their own fake police who go around beating up blacks and Hispanics.”

    Yeah because Hispanics and African Americans Yoots in New York City never commit crimes against Orthodox Jews right? The NAM Yoots are totally innocent in all of this just like Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin.

    Do you also side with NAMs over Italians and the Irish in New York City racial conflicts?

  123. @Jefferson
    @Prof. Woland

    "So naturally they have to blame someone else and the obvious choice are assault guns = white men."

    So Omar Mateen was a White man? Arab Muslims are People Of Color when it comes to affirmative action, but they are White people when they commit Jihad.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Expletive Deleted, @yaqub the mad scientist, @Charles Erwin Wilson

    Afghan Pashtuns aren’t Arabs.

  124. @Dee
    Limbaugh has made it a point to mention the 'microphone' as to why the Republicans in Congress won't oppose anything from the soon to be ex-president; the local media in their state or district will trash them and they have no way to respond. Which is the truth. It's only in the safe Republican districts can they pretty much ignore the media, swing not so much.

    Until you get somebody like Trump, who gets trashed by everyone, even his own party, and just rolls with it and keeps on going. That was the thing about Trump that first got me interested, that he wouldn't go begging the SJWs to be nice to him. They kept throwing and nothing stuck to him; must have been really frustrating for those assholes.

    Replies: @candid_observer, @Boomstick

    The central failure of the GOP party leadership is their failure to come up with a way to counter The Microphone. It’s obvious that this is the commanding heights of politics, but the GOP elite’s response is to try to discover more ways to grovel before it instead of finding a countervailing power.

  125. Yes the Left has the mega/microphone, but I think we all knew that before Trump won the primaries. The claim was that Trump would win anyway because he would wrest the mega/microphone out of their hand, or pull in working class whites hitherto alienated by the GOP’s (non existent btw) laissez faire policies or whatever.

    It’s no good saying now that Trump’s polling numbers are awful and it looks terribly like he’s cruising to lose 40 states, but it’s the Left’s fault for having the mega/microphone. That’s a reality you have to deal with. The GOP’s strategy up to now has been to continually capitulate to the Left whilst hanging on some issues that have long term traction, like guns and abortion. We all agree that this is a sucky strategy, but what’s our strategy: whine about how the Left has the megaphone?

    More positively, I think it’s time for everybody who has some interest in western civilization not being overrun to have a good long and hard think about what they can concretely do to help Trump win (hint guys: spamming Ben Shapiro with pictures of his children in a concentration camp, doesn’t count).

    • Replies: @Jack Hanson
    @Gabriel M

    "What can we do to help win?"

    IDK maybe not engage in doom masturbation histrionics because of a margin of error "lead" the Dem candidate has in June.

    , @Jack D
    @Gabriel M

    One bad poll is no reason to panic.

    Yes, the left appears to have successfully pulled off changing the subject with Mateen. He was not the perfect Islamic villain anyway. Conflicted gay man shoots up gay club is not a reason to elect Trump. Prior to the downfall of the Soviet Union, Communism (sometimes anarchism) was the all purpose movement for disaffected/crazy guys (see Oswald). Nowadays, for Muslims at least (even a few converts), it's Islamism. Mateen didn't even know what the hell he was saying - he endorsed both the Taliban and ISIS, who hate each other's guts. Not that we ever needed him and his papa here - he should have been conflicted back home with his goats, not here. But still, not by itself a compelling argument to elect Trump.

    However, November is still a long way off. Lots of bad things could happen between now and November and most of them could be laid at the feet of the party that has been in power for the last 8 years.

    Replies: @The most deplorable one, @Jack Hanson

    , @SFG
    @Gabriel M

    The GOP has had to deal with liberal media since at least the 60s, and they've won elections. You concentrate on Fox News, mobilize registered Republicans, and do all the things a national party is supposed to. The thing is, this time, the party doesn't like Trump and is going to withhold support.

    So what's a Trumpeter to do? Donate the legal limit, hit the phone banks for your local organization, and talk to your friends.

    Replies: @rod1963

  126. I hear the MSM talking plenty about gays, as they’re now the subject of Trump’s pandering. What’s left out is the terrorist’s CIA-asset father.

  127. @Lot
    @Jefferson


    Arab Muslims are not going to be the nanny of their children, mow their lawns, clean their multi-million dollar homes, cook their meals, etc. Arab Muslims don’t come to The U.S to become the domestic help of affluent White Infidels. That is what the Hispanics are for.
     
    Yes. The "Mexican" niche jobs in rich parts of northern europe seem to be filled by Portuguese, Slavic and Chinese immigrants. You see a lot of Muslim men in Paris and Amsterdam. I don't recall ever seeing any of them working however, except a small number of shopkeepers.

    This is borne out of statistics showing that the MAJORITY of Turkish and Moroccan 2nd gen immigrants in Wallonia do not have jobs. And these are people from the most civilized MENA countries. If 60% of 2nd gen Turks and Marocs are unemployed, I think we can safely say that for Yemenis, Afghans, and Somalis the number is more like 80%.

    Replies: @Jefferson, @Expletive Deleted

    “Yes. The “Mexican” niche jobs in rich parts of northern europe seem to be filled by Portuguese, Slavic and Chinese immigrants. You see a lot of Muslim men in Paris and Amsterdam. I don’t recall ever seeing any of them working however, except a small number of shopkeepers.

    This is borne out of statistics showing that the MAJORITY of Turkish and Moroccan 2nd gen immigrants in Wallonia do not have jobs. And these are people from the most civilized MENA countries. If 60% of 2nd gen Turks and Marocs are unemployed, I think we can safely say that for Yemenis, Afghans, and Somalis the number is more like 80%.”

    Europe’s Arab Muslims are lazier than America’s NAMs.

    • Agree: PV van der Byl, BB753
    • Replies: @Old fogey
    @Jefferson

    You might have noticed that the Muslim Persians in California and other areas in the U.S. from Iran are universally employed, educated, and assimilated. There is no need to incorporate Muslims from other countries into our melting pot. We have given Muslims from other areas an opportunity to come and integrate, but have found that Persians make the best Muslims for the U.S., There is no need for Somalis, Syrians, or any others, as the Muslim box is now checked.

    Replies: @Lot, @Clyde

  128. @Jefferson
    @Prof. Woland

    "So naturally they have to blame someone else and the obvious choice are assault guns = white men."

    So Omar Mateen was a White man? Arab Muslims are People Of Color when it comes to affirmative action, but they are White people when they commit Jihad.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Expletive Deleted, @yaqub the mad scientist, @Charles Erwin Wilson

    George Zimmerman was resolutely “Hispanic” for voting purposes, but mysteriously became “Scots-Irish” or something as soon as he fought back against a black chav.
    Under the new set of books, a person’s race is made to align with the political crimes they are deemed to have committed. Therefore all rapists are by definition wealthy WASP fratboys. See? It’s easy when you try.

    • Agree: Jim Don Bob
  129. @Lot
    @Jefferson


    Arab Muslims are not going to be the nanny of their children, mow their lawns, clean their multi-million dollar homes, cook their meals, etc. Arab Muslims don’t come to The U.S to become the domestic help of affluent White Infidels. That is what the Hispanics are for.
     
    Yes. The "Mexican" niche jobs in rich parts of northern europe seem to be filled by Portuguese, Slavic and Chinese immigrants. You see a lot of Muslim men in Paris and Amsterdam. I don't recall ever seeing any of them working however, except a small number of shopkeepers.

    This is borne out of statistics showing that the MAJORITY of Turkish and Moroccan 2nd gen immigrants in Wallonia do not have jobs. And these are people from the most civilized MENA countries. If 60% of 2nd gen Turks and Marocs are unemployed, I think we can safely say that for Yemenis, Afghans, and Somalis the number is more like 80%.

    Replies: @Jefferson, @Expletive Deleted

    Taxidrivers, fast-food and very small, sketchy, box-shifting retail, usually online, generally motor trade/electrical (cellphones etc.) in UK.
    Those Rotherham/Halifax/Bradistan/Peterborough children didn’t drive themselves around, supply their own drugs, contact “clients”, or feed themselves, you know.
    The rest are simply too breathtakingly dim, too eye-wateringly arrogant, and utterly skill-free (illiteracy is not uncommon, despite a decade and more of state education) to consider employing. For anything. Anything at all, given we use almost no fulltime non-specialist agricultural labourers these days. Huge percentage of career unemployed. It’s part of the reason for the baby factory syndrome. Welfare is bountiful and unconditional for breeders, and keeps the DSS “JobCentres” off the female muslims’ backs, until it’s time for the pension. Jizya.

  130. Ed says:
    @GW
    @AndrewR

    In case others were wondering, the official who didn't have the flag lowered wasn't doing some anti-homo stunt but was doing so under the principle that we should only lower the flag for military and government officials.

    Of course the cryer in chief has lowered the flag more than any other president. You can't lower the flag for everyone, otherwise it loses its meaning.

    Replies: @Ed

    “In case others were wondering, the official who didn’t have the flag lowered wasn’t doing some anti-homo stunt but was doing so under the principle that we should only lower the flag for military and government officials. ”

    If that was ever the practice, it hasn’t been done at least since 1981, when I remembered the flag was lowered for Anwar Sadat, who was at least not officially either a US military or government official.

    And this was when Reagan was President.

    Since then I’ve observed the flag lowered more often than not.

    You are complaining about something that has been quite literally going on during my entire life, regardless of which party has captured the White House, and pretending that it only started in 2009.

  131. @Gato de la Biblioteca
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    3) This boot would like to stamp on your face, forever. Includes free trial subscription to Times Insider.

    It's early yet, but that looks to be a strong contender for funniest thing I'll read today!

    Replies: @SFG, @Jenner Ickham Errican

    Thank you. I aim to please!

  132. @Jefferson
    @Lot

    "Yes. The “Mexican” niche jobs in rich parts of northern europe seem to be filled by Portuguese, Slavic and Chinese immigrants. You see a lot of Muslim men in Paris and Amsterdam. I don’t recall ever seeing any of them working however, except a small number of shopkeepers.

    This is borne out of statistics showing that the MAJORITY of Turkish and Moroccan 2nd gen immigrants in Wallonia do not have jobs. And these are people from the most civilized MENA countries. If 60% of 2nd gen Turks and Marocs are unemployed, I think we can safely say that for Yemenis, Afghans, and Somalis the number is more like 80%."

    Europe's Arab Muslims are lazier than America's NAMs.

    Replies: @Old fogey

    You might have noticed that the Muslim Persians in California and other areas in the U.S. from Iran are universally employed, educated, and assimilated. There is no need to incorporate Muslims from other countries into our melting pot. We have given Muslims from other areas an opportunity to come and integrate, but have found that Persians make the best Muslims for the U.S., There is no need for Somalis, Syrians, or any others, as the Muslim box is now checked.

    • Replies: @Lot
    @Old fogey


    You might have noticed that the Muslim Persians in California and other areas in the U.S. from Iran are universally employed, educated, and assimilated.
     
    Employed and educated, yes. Assimilated, not really, maybe 1/3 of 2nd gens marry out and/or give their kids normal names.

    Replies: @Old fogey

    , @Clyde
    @Old fogey


    Persians make the best Muslims for the U.S., There is no need for Somalis, Syrians, or any others, as the Muslim box is now checked.
     
    Persians at the top (for Muslims) while Somalians are the worst of any immigrants.
  133. @AndrewR
    Yesterday on CNN.com, the top story was how some county official in Alabama from a county that 99.8% of the country had never heard of is refusing to fly the flag at half staff for the massacre victims.

    The top story.

    Top story.

    Talk about abrogation of journalistic duty.

    Replies: @Gato de la Biblioteca, @Almost Missouri, @GW, @Forbes, @Pericles

    We all recall that the White House honoured gay marriage by turning itself into a glorious rainbow.

    Now the time has come to honour those slain in Orlando by turning up the bass and making the White House the world’s premier gay club! For one night only, we’re not extremists.

  134. @Mr. Anon
    @Jim Don Bob

    I don't think that cable-bundling is a decisive issue - not like immigration. But I think it would be a good issue for him to include in his campaign. Cable bundling represents an enormous subsidy by square America of pozzed America, and it would be beneficial to us to end it. White people who don't want to be constantly told that they are awful shouldn't have to pay for CNN and MSNBC. People who don't want to watch the disgusting freak-show of the Khardashian/Jenner clan shouldn't have to help pay for Kanye West's solid-gold cast of Kim's butt by being forced to subscribe to whatever channel they are on. People who don't care to pass a Sunday evening watching the skulls of ghouls being split open with machetes shouldn't have to pay for AMC.

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob, @Almost Missouri, @Brutusale

    Cable bundling is also easy to understand, whereas immigration is subject to “job Americans won’t do”, “crops rotting in the fields”, “little Inez wants to be reunited with her mamacita”, etc. Everybody hates the cable companies.

  135. Silly Steve, Just look at the next story you posted….”Let’s talk about me.” MSM is populated with shallow thinkers speaking to even shallower listeners. But, I really think we discount the fact that they really don’t have a lot of listeners or viewers, or readers.

  136. @SPMoore8
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    Great post, even if it is OT. I wanted to say something over at The Atlantic on the "Stupid" article but I see that degenerated into calling people "gay bashing racists" by the second post, so why bother.

    The article doesn't really have any clearcut plan for reducing low IQ, but it does set off a few trial balloons. It also doesn't state what should be plainly obvious, that low IQ is as low IQ does, which is why things like poverty and criminality go hand in hand with it. Nor does it concede any linkage to "genetics", or, as we used to say, "you got your brains from your father."

    However, the overall thrust of the article, that our society is totally brain-centered and routinely mocks the less intelligent, and offers few of them the opportunity for some dignity and typical life goals, is something I have been saying for decades and I'm glad someone is writing about it.

    This obsession with brains not only feeds the vanity of the highly intelligent, but it also creates tremendous anxiety in everyone else, who think it's so important to have a high IQ that the punish their children as a result. I will admit I think that's part of the attraction of Trump, inasmuch as he seems to cultivate the common touch. Whereas Hillary seems to be your typical elitist, however much she will descend into an accent when speaking at a black church in the South.

    It doesn't help when common people are constantly barraged by the media with narratives that valorize every possible lifestyle choice except the ones they are most likely to make, including marriage, children, conservative religious morality, and so on. At the same time I don't see anyone promoting jobs for the common people or supporting a culture of dignity for them. I do think that our failure here will likely some day reap a whirlwind.

    Replies: @myname1sl1nk, @Forbes, @SFG, @Lot, @gruff, @ganderson

    Although no working teacher believes it (some pretend to) the official ideology of the Ed establishment is blank slate-ism. Any underachievement is the fault of the schools, the teachers, the racist whites…

    • Agree: SPMoore8
    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    @ganderson

    Most of the teachers I know believe this and are not shy about telling Shitavious where he can stick his Race Card when he plays it.

    , @guest
    @ganderson

    More like it's the family or society's fault, and the school has to step in and assume more responsibility (i.e. power).

    , @snorlax
    @ganderson

    I attended a very SWPL school district, so they could afford to, but I think quite a few of my teachers were true believers. Couple anecdotes:

    1. Circa 3rd grade or so the teachers devoted a class to lecturing the children about "different kinds of intelligence," such as "being good at sports," thus "we're all smart in different ways and nobody is any smarter than anyone else."

    I (being a scrawny nerd) was rather irritated at the teachers trying to take away the one thing I knew I had going for me over my tormentors, so I (and some of my other more-intelligent classmates) tried as best as an 8-year-old could to poke holes in their logic, but they were adamant in their conclusion that "nobody is any smarter than anyone else."

    That's probably the point where I stopped believing everything teachers said. Of course at the time I figured it was just misguided egalitarianism rather than an attempt to inoculate the children against any forbidden facts their parents might be privy to, much like how my hometown's school district has lately made it official policy to regularly lecture the children about how terrible Trump is.

    2. Not directly related to blank-slatism, but gives you a good idea of the mindset. This was some time in junior high. We were "learning" about the Civil War era, and the day's subject was the Compromise of 1850.

    The (white) teacher made some atypically-extreme (even by the standards of modern junior-high US history curricula) statement, along the lines of how the Compromise showed that Northerners were equally responsible for and supportive of slavery as the South, turning a blind eye to evil is as bad as being the perpetrator, etc.

    I asked him (and I was a good liberal at the time) if it wasn't a worthwhile goal to try to avert war, even if unsuccessful, bringing up an earlier, disguised anti-Bush diatribe of his about how being a pacifist or a conscientious objector can be as if not more brave than being a soldier, etc. etc.

    I think his response was along the lines of that it's only moral to try to stop aggressive war, and the South by having slavery was the aggressor, therefore opposition to immediately freeing the slaves by any means necessary made one a pro-slavery racist supporter of the ongoing war, etc.

    I then asked if it were possible that if history had gone differently, slavery might've been abolished without war. Wouldn't that have been a better outcome? He said that wasn't possible, and besides having a war was more moral than delaying emanicpation any longer or compensating slaveowners, so I asked if he could wave a magic wand and abolish slavery at the same time but without war, if he would do so.

    This one he thought about for a little while, before saying that it's better that the war happened because slavery supporters deserved to die.

    Everyone who supported slavery deserved to die?

    Yes.

    Even civilians and children?

    If they supported slavery, yes.

    Did the Northerners deserve to die too?

    They were racists too.

    But surely at least some of them weren't racists?

    All white people are racist.

    Replies: @Harry Baldwin

  137. @Lot
    @Thea


    Who watches tv anymore?
     
    1. Old people. Though my surviving grandparents now all use e-mail and sometimes watch streaming TV, they still are pretty attached to cable TV.

    2. Big families. If you have 7 people living in a house, the $40-60 a month for cable TV is not so expensive.

    3. NAMs. Blacks watch far more TV than other groups, and hispanics are not far behind. While here in San Diego you can get a bunch of both local and Mexican over the air spanish channels, lots of hispanics live in places like Memphis that have no OTR spanish TV, so cable is required.

    4. People who do not have computers or are computer illiterate.

    5. People who care about sports. Defunding anti-white big media and sports team owners and players is one of the best reasons to cord cut. ESPN is by far the largest part of your cable bill, about $10 per subscriber. Other channels are like 25c a month, free to the cable company, or even pay the cable company for carriage. But ESPN, if you have it, is costing you $100+ a year.

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob, @ganderson, @Charles Erwin Wilson

    If one only watched ESPN and read the sports pages, what % of the US population would one think is black? 70?

  138. @Gabriel M
    Yes the Left has the mega/microphone, but I think we all knew that before Trump won the primaries. The claim was that Trump would win anyway because he would wrest the mega/microphone out of their hand, or pull in working class whites hitherto alienated by the GOP's (non existent btw) laissez faire policies or whatever.

    It's no good saying now that Trump's polling numbers are awful and it looks terribly like he's cruising to lose 40 states, but it's the Left's fault for having the mega/microphone. That's a reality you have to deal with. The GOP's strategy up to now has been to continually capitulate to the Left whilst hanging on some issues that have long term traction, like guns and abortion. We all agree that this is a sucky strategy, but what's our strategy: whine about how the Left has the megaphone?

    More positively, I think it's time for everybody who has some interest in western civilization not being overrun to have a good long and hard think about what they can concretely do to help Trump win (hint guys: spamming Ben Shapiro with pictures of his children in a concentration camp, doesn't count).

    Replies: @Jack Hanson, @Jack D, @SFG

    “What can we do to help win?”

    IDK maybe not engage in doom masturbation histrionics because of a margin of error “lead” the Dem candidate has in June.

  139. Meanwhile, nobody and I mean nobody seems to be in control of law enforcement out there.

    Caught a bit of this on the radio the other day. They’ve had like 3 chiefs in a row last all of a week each. Something odd is going on there.

    It’s no good saying now that Trump’s polling numbers are awful

    All I see are national polls, and they aren’t very meaningful. I’d like to see how he’s doing in battleground states before discussing how awfully he’s doing in battleground states, if you follow.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Svigor

    http://axiomstrategies.com/abc/

    Not sure how accurate or predictive this is, but it certainly doesn't serve the narrative that Trump is gonna lose in a landslide

    , @Lagertha
    @Svigor

    Trump is fine. This is all just "kitchen sink" stuff. Most people don't have land-lines anymore, so, the polls are imperfect. The people who are in the Trump camp are not going to change their mind.

    Hillary has nothing to offer, and Bernie has become a sell-out. It is a period of quiet right now, as people are re-thinking. Well, all the people I know in my community are still all for Trump; and Bernie people are going for Trump because they got screwed in the 2007-8 downturn - simple. No one wants to hear anymore b.s....and, they certainly, are only interested in their own family and household/retirement/healthcare for the time being. This is why Yellin is too spooked to raise interest rates - 'cause that GUARANTEES Trump victory.

  140. @Gabriel M
    Yes the Left has the mega/microphone, but I think we all knew that before Trump won the primaries. The claim was that Trump would win anyway because he would wrest the mega/microphone out of their hand, or pull in working class whites hitherto alienated by the GOP's (non existent btw) laissez faire policies or whatever.

    It's no good saying now that Trump's polling numbers are awful and it looks terribly like he's cruising to lose 40 states, but it's the Left's fault for having the mega/microphone. That's a reality you have to deal with. The GOP's strategy up to now has been to continually capitulate to the Left whilst hanging on some issues that have long term traction, like guns and abortion. We all agree that this is a sucky strategy, but what's our strategy: whine about how the Left has the megaphone?

    More positively, I think it's time for everybody who has some interest in western civilization not being overrun to have a good long and hard think about what they can concretely do to help Trump win (hint guys: spamming Ben Shapiro with pictures of his children in a concentration camp, doesn't count).

    Replies: @Jack Hanson, @Jack D, @SFG

    One bad poll is no reason to panic.

    Yes, the left appears to have successfully pulled off changing the subject with Mateen. He was not the perfect Islamic villain anyway. Conflicted gay man shoots up gay club is not a reason to elect Trump. Prior to the downfall of the Soviet Union, Communism (sometimes anarchism) was the all purpose movement for disaffected/crazy guys (see Oswald). Nowadays, for Muslims at least (even a few converts), it’s Islamism. Mateen didn’t even know what the hell he was saying – he endorsed both the Taliban and ISIS, who hate each other’s guts. Not that we ever needed him and his papa here – he should have been conflicted back home with his goats, not here. But still, not by itself a compelling argument to elect Trump.

    However, November is still a long way off. Lots of bad things could happen between now and November and most of them could be laid at the feet of the party that has been in power for the last 8 years.

    • Replies: @The most deplorable one
    @Jack D

    Meanwhile, Texbooks in some Canadian Muslim schools teach that gays should be killed:

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/06/textbooks-canadian-islamic-schools-kill-gays/

    It is likely that the same books are being used in Muslim schools here in the US.

    , @Jack Hanson
    @Jack D

    The echo chamber convincing each other they're still in control isn't "successfully changing the narrative".

    Very very very few people outside the Snowflake Bubble believe that the NRA Guns powered by Christianity killed 49 gays.

  141. @ RCP latest poll is Gravis and has Clinton up 2. Current RCP average is Clinton +5.8, but a couple of dubious outliers from Reuters/Ipsos (+9) and Bloomberg (+12) are driving that way up. Without them it’s Clinton +3.8. If I was Hillary that wouldn’t exactly have me sleeping soundly at night, what with 1. Pollster malfeasance, which is very real, and probably amounts to a reverse Bradley Effect, 2. in the same vein, Trump voters being reluctant to talk to young (Dem demo) pollsters, or even admit to robo-pollsters that they’re among the unwashed Trump legions.

    It’s also worth mentioning that this average has Clinton at 44.9 and Trump at 39.1, so it’s not like there isn’t a lot of room left for Trump to maneuver.

    Here’s what Politico has to say about the states that are, you know, actually in play:

    POLITICO’s analysis of polling data suggests 11 states will determine the next president: Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin.

    Pennsylvania

    PPP (D) 6/3-6/5 Tie (that’s not good news for Clinton; PPP is the dirty pollster who’s been rigging their polls for Hillary)
    The rest of the polls are from April, at the latest.

    Ohio

    RCP Average 4/26 – 5/19 — — 42.7 41.3 Clinton +1.4

    Again, data’s too old to speak of recent trends, but I doubt Clinton’s rubbing her hands over it.

    Florida

    RCP Average 4/27 – 6/5 — — 44.2 42.6 Clinton +1.6
    PPP (D) 6/2 – 6/5 737 RV 3.6 44 45 Trump +1 (Again, this is PPP, who are in the tank for cankles)

    Florida isn’t exactly beating out Benadryl or a warm glass of milk, either.

    Colorado has no polls from this year, but the one they do have is Quinnipiac and it’s Trump +11.
    Iowa has nothing after January; just two polls, one with them tied, and one Clinton +8.
    Michigan is solidly Clinton, but the most recent poll from May is only Clinton +4, way down from earlier polls. And there’s nothing from June.
    Nevada has no data
    New Hampshire average is Clinton +6.5, but that’s including a +19 poll from neverheardofit from April. Throw that out and you’ve got one tie and one Clinton +2, both from May, and one Clinton +5 from April.
    North Carolina seems to be Trump territory. 2 most recent polls have him up 4. Two from February have Clinton +6 and Trump +2.
    Virginia has one poll from June, Clinton +3. Two polls from May, one Tie and one Clinton +4.
    Wisconsin looks like Clinton territory. +9 from June, +12 from May, +12 from April.

    Nat’l polls aren’t particularly useful because we don’t use the popular vote to elect presidents. Lots of votes wind up wasted in our system.

    Also, it looks like either I’m looking in the wrong place, or the polling hasn’t even begun yet. These are all battleground states, according to Politico, but there’s very little polling going on.

  142. Cable bundling is also easy to understand, whereas immigration is subject to “job Americans won’t do”, “crops rotting in the fields”, “little Inez wants to be reunited with her mamacita”, etc. Everybody hates the cable companies.

    “Jobs Americans won’t do” is very easily countered: “there are no jobs Americans won’t do. Pay a fair wage and Americans will do any job.” “It’s not jobs Americans won’t do, it’s employers who won’t pay.” Etc. “Crops rotting in the fields” is easily countered by citing the NYT piece debunking the idea, the take-home line being the one about how wages are like 5% (or whatever it is, I’m pulling that one from my butt, but it’s in the ball park) of the price of produce, so the crops rotting argument is based in economic ignorance. “Family reunification” is easily countered with “people who want to keep their families intact don’t leave their families to illegally jump the border into another country.”

  143. The most deplorable one [AKA "#Fourth doorman of the apocalypse"] says:
    @Jack D
    @Gabriel M

    One bad poll is no reason to panic.

    Yes, the left appears to have successfully pulled off changing the subject with Mateen. He was not the perfect Islamic villain anyway. Conflicted gay man shoots up gay club is not a reason to elect Trump. Prior to the downfall of the Soviet Union, Communism (sometimes anarchism) was the all purpose movement for disaffected/crazy guys (see Oswald). Nowadays, for Muslims at least (even a few converts), it's Islamism. Mateen didn't even know what the hell he was saying - he endorsed both the Taliban and ISIS, who hate each other's guts. Not that we ever needed him and his papa here - he should have been conflicted back home with his goats, not here. But still, not by itself a compelling argument to elect Trump.

    However, November is still a long way off. Lots of bad things could happen between now and November and most of them could be laid at the feet of the party that has been in power for the last 8 years.

    Replies: @The most deplorable one, @Jack Hanson

    Meanwhile, Texbooks in some Canadian Muslim schools teach that gays should be killed:

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/06/textbooks-canadian-islamic-schools-kill-gays/

    It is likely that the same books are being used in Muslim schools here in the US.

  144. Dirk Dagger [AKA "Chico Caldera"] says: • Website

    This microphone makes me all tired. ¡Ay cramba! For your Nuevo Yorko Times even yer basic el Dia del Padre filler piece gets all BLM’d:

    Pride permeates many of their statements.

    “I don’t see being black as a negative thing,” wrote Jamel Jones (Slide 5). “I get to be a part of a rich legacy of struggle and triumph. I’m part of one of the most creative groups of people on the planet and a real leader of change. I’m good with that. I’m not going to let others color the way I view myself, my family and my history.”

    Mr. Jones, whose father is shown outdoors in a 1970s leisure suit, toasted him as “super diligent, loving and one of the most intelligent people I know.”

    Mr. McFadden got the idea after the Trayvon Martin case, in which a black teenager in a hoodie was gunned down in Florida by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood-watch leader, in one of the first of a string of racially-charged cases involving the deaths of young black men.

  145. @Forbes
    @AndrewR


    is refusing to fly the flag at half staff
     
    "Refusing." That's a great juxtaposition of the question by CNN. Who--what county official responsible for such things--proclaimed to lower the flag on the county buildings, that is now being refused?

    Another distraction from the cause of the tragedy to guilt-tripping politically correct reactions.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon

    ““Refusing.” That’s a great juxtaposition of the question by CNN. Who–what county official responsible for such things–proclaimed to lower the flag on the county buildings, that is now being refused?”

    As a county government official, he is under no compulsion to follow what the federal government does. He doesn’t take orders from the President.

    The federal government acts like the country belongs to them. It doesn’t.

  146. @Hibernian
    @Almost Missouri

    49 people were murdered in a short timeframe. I think that's sufficient cause to lower flags to half mast; however, it should be no big deal if some people don't want to go along with it.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Almost Missouri, @Olorin

    People die all the time in all kinds of ways for all kinds of reasons. The US flag is usually not lowered, unless there is some Federal connection, e.g., Senator, Memorial Day, post office, etc.

  147. @Old fogey
    @Jefferson

    You might have noticed that the Muslim Persians in California and other areas in the U.S. from Iran are universally employed, educated, and assimilated. There is no need to incorporate Muslims from other countries into our melting pot. We have given Muslims from other areas an opportunity to come and integrate, but have found that Persians make the best Muslims for the U.S., There is no need for Somalis, Syrians, or any others, as the Muslim box is now checked.

    Replies: @Lot, @Clyde

    You might have noticed that the Muslim Persians in California and other areas in the U.S. from Iran are universally employed, educated, and assimilated.

    Employed and educated, yes. Assimilated, not really, maybe 1/3 of 2nd gens marry out and/or give their kids normal names.

    • Replies: @Old fogey
    @Lot

    "Normal names?" When I grew up most of the girls in my class in Catholic school were named Mary. It seems as if nowadays "Mary" is the most uncommon of names, more's the pity.

  148. @Jefferson
    @Prof. Woland

    "So naturally they have to blame someone else and the obvious choice are assault guns = white men."

    So Omar Mateen was a White man? Arab Muslims are People Of Color when it comes to affirmative action, but they are White people when they commit Jihad.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Expletive Deleted, @yaqub the mad scientist, @Charles Erwin Wilson

    So Omar Mateen was a White man?

    That would be a great Masha Gessen question.

  149. @ganderson
    @SPMoore8

    Although no working teacher believes it (some pretend to) the official ideology of the Ed establishment is blank slate-ism. Any underachievement is the fault of the schools, the teachers, the racist whites...

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob, @guest, @snorlax

    Most of the teachers I know believe this and are not shy about telling Shitavious where he can stick his Race Card when he plays it.

  150. @ganderson
    @SPMoore8

    Although no working teacher believes it (some pretend to) the official ideology of the Ed establishment is blank slate-ism. Any underachievement is the fault of the schools, the teachers, the racist whites...

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob, @guest, @snorlax

    More like it’s the family or society’s fault, and the school has to step in and assume more responsibility (i.e. power).

  151. @SPMoore8
    @Hibernian

    Yes, I neglected to mention the "racist" text messages that the mayor is getting her knickers in a twist over were written by black police officers. Of course SF had the same nonsense a year or two ago, by white cops. In my opinion it really is nobody's business what a police officer texts to someone else, but leave it to the mayor to get all worked up about it. Meanwhile, nobody and I mean nobody seems to be in control of law enforcement out there.

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob, @ben tillman

    Meanwhile, nobody and I mean nobody seems to be in control of law enforcement out there.

    And, while we’re on the subject of Bay Area cops: Nobody, I mean nobody, puts ketchup on a hot dog.

    • Replies: @Stan Adams
    @ben tillman

    Sultry bottle blondes always go for mustard:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUCNlDzsDH0

    (Yes, that's Sean Young.)

    , @PiltdownMan
    @ben tillman


    And, while we’re on the subject of Bay Area cops: Nobody, I mean nobody, puts ketchup on a hot dog.
     


    Agreed. Nobody should. What is your view on sauerkraut, mustard and onion?
  152. @AnotherDad
    @merema


    Trump is the medicine that is barely better than the disease-the disease being unchecked immigration from the third world. He is like chemo and radiation therapy that might heal you but with awful side effects and permanent damage.
     
    You Trump whiners are the biggest bunch of drama queens this side of SJWs.

    Outside of standing up--just a bit (his proposals are very moderate)--to our greedy, sleazy elites on immigration, Trump is a pretty vanilla centrist.

    Anyone parroting this "Trump is chemo", "Trump is amputation" is just a hysterical whiny nitwit--doing the establishment's work.

    ~~~
    And seriously people who can't figure out that immigration and ergo the actual genetic and cultural character of a nations' population ... for all time to come ... is *orders of magnitude* more important than the random b.s. of routine politics, is just utterly clueless.

    There can be no "barely better" when you're talking about fixing something that is going to kill your nation. Everything else is trivial noise.

    Replies: @Yak-15, @Bill

    Spot on

  153. @Jean Cocteausten
    OT: Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn have their own fake police who go around beating up blacks and Hispanics. It's like the KKK but with better lawyers.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/18/nyregion/brooklyns-private-jewish-patrols-wield-power-some-call-them-bullies.html

    Replies: @Jefferson, @Yak-15

    This would make for an interesting HBO show.

  154. @Jenner Ickham Errican
    Why? Some possible answers:

    1) UNLIMITED POWER.

    2) Here there is no why.

    3) This boot would like to stamp on your face, forever. Includes free trial subscription to Times Insider.

    OT: Atlantic article that (gasp!) acknowledges IQ is real, has consequences for life outcomes, and is unevenly distributed. (Amongst individuals, of course. Group differences? What what?)

    Instead of bending over backwards to find ways of discussing intelligence that won’t leave anyone out, it might make more sense to acknowledge that most people don’t possess enough of the version that’s required to thrive in today’s world.
     
    As the late Lee Kuan Yew observed: “If you get immigration from the fruit-pickers, you might not get very far!”

    Still, there’s little point in discussing alleviating poverty as a solution, because our government and society are not seriously considering any initiatives capable of making a significant dent in the numbers or conditions of the poor.
     
    Conversely, U.S. government immigration policy aims to make a significant bulge in multi-generation numbers of the poor. “Jason Richwine, white courtesy phone."

    If the cognitive and emotional deficits associated with poor school performance aren’t addressed in the earliest years of life, future efforts aren’t likely to succeed.
     
    Like Steve has said, “Up to eight months and 29 days before birth, but not a day sooner!”

    Replies: @Gato de la Biblioteca, @SPMoore8, @myname1sl1nk, @Stan Adams

    Like Steve has said, “Up to eight months and 29 days before birth, but not a day sooner!”

    I was born at 38 weeks. I should get affirmative action for missing out on those crucial last two weeks in the womb.

  155. @ben tillman
    @SPMoore8


    Meanwhile, nobody and I mean nobody seems to be in control of law enforcement out there.
     
    And, while we're on the subject of Bay Area cops: Nobody, I mean nobody, puts ketchup on a hot dog.

    Replies: @Stan Adams, @PiltdownMan

    Sultry bottle blondes always go for mustard:

    (Yes, that’s Sean Young.)

  156. @Lot
    @Old fogey


    You might have noticed that the Muslim Persians in California and other areas in the U.S. from Iran are universally employed, educated, and assimilated.
     
    Employed and educated, yes. Assimilated, not really, maybe 1/3 of 2nd gens marry out and/or give their kids normal names.

    Replies: @Old fogey

    “Normal names?” When I grew up most of the girls in my class in Catholic school were named Mary. It seems as if nowadays “Mary” is the most uncommon of names, more’s the pity.

  157. @Jefferson
    @Dr. Doom

    "Amazon’s Bezos has followed Carlos Slim into dead media like “papers” by buying The Washington Post. Amazon should fire this clown. Anybody buying fishwrap is too 20th Century for the Internet."

    I see some senior citizens on public transportation that still read old fashion newspapers in the year 2016. What is funny is when one of them is sitting next to a person that is browsing their smartphone. The 20th Century sitting next to The 21st Century.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Stan Adams

    I still read dead-tree papers, and I’m in my early 30s. I’m weird, though.

  158. @Mr. Anon
    @Jim Don Bob

    I don't think that cable-bundling is a decisive issue - not like immigration. But I think it would be a good issue for him to include in his campaign. Cable bundling represents an enormous subsidy by square America of pozzed America, and it would be beneficial to us to end it. White people who don't want to be constantly told that they are awful shouldn't have to pay for CNN and MSNBC. People who don't want to watch the disgusting freak-show of the Khardashian/Jenner clan shouldn't have to help pay for Kanye West's solid-gold cast of Kim's butt by being forced to subscribe to whatever channel they are on. People who don't care to pass a Sunday evening watching the skulls of ghouls being split open with machetes shouldn't have to pay for AMC.

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob, @Almost Missouri, @Brutusale

    “Cable bundling represents an enormous subsidy by square America of pozzed America, and it would be beneficial to us to end it.”

    Yes!

    This is one of those boring, technical, hiding-in-plain-sight things that is actually having massive influence. It’s not just the subsidy. Millions of children are growing up in houses where the cable TV is always on, always pumping more agitprop into their malleable minds. The damage is awesome and continuing.

    Strangely, it should not be too difficult to stop. Bundling is prima facie restraint of trade in US law. It should be an easy civil or criminal case to win. I can’t understand how the cable companies have gotten away with it for so long.

    • Replies: @PiltdownMan
    @Almost Missouri


    Millions of children are growing up in houses where the cable TV is always on, always pumping more agitprop into their malleable minds.
     
    Based on what I observe of my kids and their friends, they stopped watching cable TV, any TV, circa 2014.

    Online content is all that they watch now. And they get to it in myriad ways.

    There seems to be no commonality of experience or knowledge with their age group or class, outside of their immediate online social network circles. Granted there is the occasional "did-you-see-that-clip" viral content every couple of months or so such as that faux-Japanese Trump clip is for this crowd, but that's basically it.

    When they grow up, the only common cultural memory is going to be of animated movies and summer superhero and fantasy blockbusters that they remember from their youth.

  159. @Svigor

    Meanwhile, nobody and I mean nobody seems to be in control of law enforcement out there.
     
    Caught a bit of this on the radio the other day. They've had like 3 chiefs in a row last all of a week each. Something odd is going on there.

    It’s no good saying now that Trump’s polling numbers are awful
     
    All I see are national polls, and they aren't very meaningful. I'd like to see how he's doing in battleground states before discussing how awfully he's doing in battleground states, if you follow.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Lagertha

    http://axiomstrategies.com/abc/

    Not sure how accurate or predictive this is, but it certainly doesn’t serve the narrative that Trump is gonna lose in a landslide

  160. @Jefferson
    There is a Muslim congressman from Minnesota named Keith Ellison. I could easily see him becoming America's first Muslim president and he has the demographics on his side to make it happen. Most African Americans, Homos, government workers, Millennials, Hispanics, etc are very open to the idea of voting a Muslim into The White House.

    Replies: @BB753

    What kind of Muslim is called”Keith”? A phony one from the Nation of Islam.

  161. @Mr. Anon
    @Jim Don Bob

    I don't think that cable-bundling is a decisive issue - not like immigration. But I think it would be a good issue for him to include in his campaign. Cable bundling represents an enormous subsidy by square America of pozzed America, and it would be beneficial to us to end it. White people who don't want to be constantly told that they are awful shouldn't have to pay for CNN and MSNBC. People who don't want to watch the disgusting freak-show of the Khardashian/Jenner clan shouldn't have to help pay for Kanye West's solid-gold cast of Kim's butt by being forced to subscribe to whatever channel they are on. People who don't care to pass a Sunday evening watching the skulls of ghouls being split open with machetes shouldn't have to pay for AMC.

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob, @Almost Missouri, @Brutusale

    Speaking of cable and Kardashians, I had to watch Ted 2 on HBO last night to see if it was as offensive as some SJW I heard whining about it said it was. It included this gem:

  162. @Almost Missouri
    @AndrewR

    I have to agree with whoever it is in Alabama. What is it with all this flag-lowering anyway?

    The victims were not federal employees. It did not happen on federal property. No one was acting in any official federal capacity. In a grim irony, the only federal connection is that the attacker's family was brought into the country in some obscure maneuver by federal employees (CIA?), but that's hardly the sort of thing that you'd think the feds want to draw attention to.

    Replies: @Almost Missouri, @Hibernian, @Buffalo Joe

    Almost Missouri, 50 people, including my neighbor, were killed when a Continental Commuter plane crashed into the next town…..don’t remember flags being lowered except at the fire hall. These were 50 “special” people, probably all democrat voters.

  163. @Old fogey
    @Jefferson

    You might have noticed that the Muslim Persians in California and other areas in the U.S. from Iran are universally employed, educated, and assimilated. There is no need to incorporate Muslims from other countries into our melting pot. We have given Muslims from other areas an opportunity to come and integrate, but have found that Persians make the best Muslims for the U.S., There is no need for Somalis, Syrians, or any others, as the Muslim box is now checked.

    Replies: @Lot, @Clyde

    Persians make the best Muslims for the U.S., There is no need for Somalis, Syrians, or any others, as the Muslim box is now checked.

    Persians at the top (for Muslims) while Somalians are the worst of any immigrants.

  164. Why not call it the. . .

    MyCrowPhone. . . ?

    After all, reality never fails to force the holders of the MyCrowPhone to . . . eat crow.

  165. @ganderson
    @SPMoore8

    Although no working teacher believes it (some pretend to) the official ideology of the Ed establishment is blank slate-ism. Any underachievement is the fault of the schools, the teachers, the racist whites...

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob, @guest, @snorlax

    I attended a very SWPL school district, so they could afford to, but I think quite a few of my teachers were true believers. Couple anecdotes:

    1. Circa 3rd grade or so the teachers devoted a class to lecturing the children about “different kinds of intelligence,” such as “being good at sports,” thus “we’re all smart in different ways and nobody is any smarter than anyone else.”

    I (being a scrawny nerd) was rather irritated at the teachers trying to take away the one thing I knew I had going for me over my tormentors, so I (and some of my other more-intelligent classmates) tried as best as an 8-year-old could to poke holes in their logic, but they were adamant in their conclusion that “nobody is any smarter than anyone else.”

    That’s probably the point where I stopped believing everything teachers said. Of course at the time I figured it was just misguided egalitarianism rather than an attempt to inoculate the children against any forbidden facts their parents might be privy to, much like how my hometown’s school district has lately made it official policy to regularly lecture the children about how terrible Trump is.

    2. Not directly related to blank-slatism, but gives you a good idea of the mindset. This was some time in junior high. We were “learning” about the Civil War era, and the day’s subject was the Compromise of 1850.

    The (white) teacher made some atypically-extreme (even by the standards of modern junior-high US history curricula) statement, along the lines of how the Compromise showed that Northerners were equally responsible for and supportive of slavery as the South, turning a blind eye to evil is as bad as being the perpetrator, etc.

    I asked him (and I was a good liberal at the time) if it wasn’t a worthwhile goal to try to avert war, even if unsuccessful, bringing up an earlier, disguised anti-Bush diatribe of his about how being a pacifist or a conscientious objector can be as if not more brave than being a soldier, etc. etc.

    I think his response was along the lines of that it’s only moral to try to stop aggressive war, and the South by having slavery was the aggressor, therefore opposition to immediately freeing the slaves by any means necessary made one a pro-slavery racist supporter of the ongoing war, etc.

    I then asked if it were possible that if history had gone differently, slavery might’ve been abolished without war. Wouldn’t that have been a better outcome? He said that wasn’t possible, and besides having a war was more moral than delaying emanicpation any longer or compensating slaveowners, so I asked if he could wave a magic wand and abolish slavery at the same time but without war, if he would do so.

    This one he thought about for a little while, before saying that it’s better that the war happened because slavery supporters deserved to die.

    Everyone who supported slavery deserved to die?

    Yes.

    Even civilians and children?

    If they supported slavery, yes.

    Did the Northerners deserve to die too?

    They were racists too.

    But surely at least some of them weren’t racists?

    All white people are racist.

    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
    @snorlax

    That's an amazing story. Scary.

  166. @Reg Cæsar
    @Lurker


    the LQBTQWERTY agenda
     
    Best parody acronym for this I've seen yet. Is it yours? If not, whose?

    Replies: @SFG, @BenKenobi, @vinteuil, @Lurker

    I’d love to claim it as my own but saw it used the other day, right here on iSteve I think. I may have seen it elsewhere earlier.

  167. @rod1963
    @countenance

    The greater right isn't falling for it, they want it. Ever since 9/11 the Right or establishment GOP types have never wanted a honest discussion about importing Muslims into the U.S. and their resistance to assimilation or Islam's hyper violent tendencies towards non-Muslims.

    For instance the GOP has never wanted a deep look into Huma Abedin's ties to the Muslim Brotherhood or the Saudi government. The fact is when Michelle Bachman tried to, she was attacked by senior GOP senators who killed her political career.

    Nor do you see the GOP looking into Muslim Brotherhood infiltration into our government at all levels.

    The fact is the GOP DOES NOT WANT a open and honest discussion about Islam anymore than the Democrats do. Both support the mass importation of Muslims.

    Replies: @Lagertha

    I agree. But, elaborate on what’s in it for GOP and Democrats for being pro-Islam? I don’t get it at all?…not after 9/11; before 1980’s. I am, bizarrely, able to understand the Shiites’ beef, just don’t get the Sunnis…that more heinous, and dangerous bunch; the less worldly, the less educated, the ones with yuge income inequality among their people. Mind you, I have traveled a great amount compared to most people in the world – so, illuminate me on the ‘honest discussion about Islam,” which you speak of. I’m voting for Trump, so don’t need to go to a “re-education camp,” or whatever, over that.

    • Replies: @SFG
    @Lagertha

    The Democrats don't want to be prejudiced. They also figure if they import Muslims, they will vote Democrat, as almost everyone who isn't a white Christian does.

    I actually think the GOP has been relatively anti-Muslim; they just think barring a group of people from entering the country by religion is going too far. They are also afraid of being called racist. But open up NRO, you'll find plenty of anti-Muslim stuff, not least because they threaten Israel.

    Replies: @Lagertha

    , @Harry Baldwin
    @Lagertha

    I watched Chris Wallace on Fox tonight interviewing Loretta Lynch. I have to give Lynch credit, she speaks in a calm straightforward manner and doesn't come across as a race warrior (though she may be one). Wallace asked her what was wrong with Trump's proposal that we end Muslim immigration "until we figure out what's going on," as Trump puts it. Lynch just started talking about something else. She completely ignored the question. IIRC, Wallace prompted her again and she still ignored it. I wish he would have pointed out to the audience that she had not answered the question, but he was being very solicitous.

    Replies: @Lagertha

  168. @Jack D
    @Gabriel M

    One bad poll is no reason to panic.

    Yes, the left appears to have successfully pulled off changing the subject with Mateen. He was not the perfect Islamic villain anyway. Conflicted gay man shoots up gay club is not a reason to elect Trump. Prior to the downfall of the Soviet Union, Communism (sometimes anarchism) was the all purpose movement for disaffected/crazy guys (see Oswald). Nowadays, for Muslims at least (even a few converts), it's Islamism. Mateen didn't even know what the hell he was saying - he endorsed both the Taliban and ISIS, who hate each other's guts. Not that we ever needed him and his papa here - he should have been conflicted back home with his goats, not here. But still, not by itself a compelling argument to elect Trump.

    However, November is still a long way off. Lots of bad things could happen between now and November and most of them could be laid at the feet of the party that has been in power for the last 8 years.

    Replies: @The most deplorable one, @Jack Hanson

    The echo chamber convincing each other they’re still in control isn’t “successfully changing the narrative”.

    Very very very few people outside the Snowflake Bubble believe that the NRA Guns powered by Christianity killed 49 gays.

  169. SFG says:
    @Lagertha
    @rod1963

    I agree. But, elaborate on what's in it for GOP and Democrats for being pro-Islam? I don't get it at all?...not after 9/11; before 1980's. I am, bizarrely, able to understand the Shiites' beef, just don't get the Sunnis...that more heinous, and dangerous bunch; the less worldly, the less educated, the ones with yuge income inequality among their people. Mind you, I have traveled a great amount compared to most people in the world - so, illuminate me on the 'honest discussion about Islam," which you speak of. I'm voting for Trump, so don't need to go to a "re-education camp," or whatever, over that.

    Replies: @SFG, @Harry Baldwin

    The Democrats don’t want to be prejudiced. They also figure if they import Muslims, they will vote Democrat, as almost everyone who isn’t a white Christian does.

    I actually think the GOP has been relatively anti-Muslim; they just think barring a group of people from entering the country by religion is going too far. They are also afraid of being called racist. But open up NRO, you’ll find plenty of anti-Muslim stuff, not least because they threaten Israel.

    • Replies: @Lagertha
    @SFG

    the contempt I have for both parties is that neither one understands Qutbism, or the end game of Jihadism. They all think they are being all nicey-nice by taking in refugees or just students from the ME, but, they could also be taking in Jihadies and establishing a seasonal killing of their long-time American constituents in boring malls, theme parks, airports, festivals, dance clubs, rock concerts, sport games that THEY never frequent.

    Being wary of being called a racist because there are people who believe, "death to America," is ok, is not ok. It actually means, you are a chicken-scheisse loser who should hold no office, or be pontificating to the American people. If you can't handle the truth, you are not worthy of being in a position to lead...was always a motto of my grandfather.

  170. SFG says:
    @Gabriel M
    Yes the Left has the mega/microphone, but I think we all knew that before Trump won the primaries. The claim was that Trump would win anyway because he would wrest the mega/microphone out of their hand, or pull in working class whites hitherto alienated by the GOP's (non existent btw) laissez faire policies or whatever.

    It's no good saying now that Trump's polling numbers are awful and it looks terribly like he's cruising to lose 40 states, but it's the Left's fault for having the mega/microphone. That's a reality you have to deal with. The GOP's strategy up to now has been to continually capitulate to the Left whilst hanging on some issues that have long term traction, like guns and abortion. We all agree that this is a sucky strategy, but what's our strategy: whine about how the Left has the megaphone?

    More positively, I think it's time for everybody who has some interest in western civilization not being overrun to have a good long and hard think about what they can concretely do to help Trump win (hint guys: spamming Ben Shapiro with pictures of his children in a concentration camp, doesn't count).

    Replies: @Jack Hanson, @Jack D, @SFG

    The GOP has had to deal with liberal media since at least the 60s, and they’ve won elections. You concentrate on Fox News, mobilize registered Republicans, and do all the things a national party is supposed to. The thing is, this time, the party doesn’t like Trump and is going to withhold support.

    So what’s a Trumpeter to do? Donate the legal limit, hit the phone banks for your local organization, and talk to your friends.

    • Replies: @rod1963
    @SFG

    The party hated Trump the moment he threw his hat in the ring. The thing is the GOP isn't nationalist in the least, it's globalist. Nor is it "conservative", it actually ceded the culture war to the Left back in the 80's.

    The GOP is most assuredly a white elitist party. They haven't liked white blue collars and middle-class types since Reagan(whom they hated) and have worked hard for decades to eradicate both groups.

    Today it actually supports open borders, Muslim immigration and job destroying free trade pacts. In most respects the average GOP hard liner has more in common with Hillary in terms of economic and foreign policies.

  171. @Perspective
    @SFG

    We should take a cue from the LGBTQ2S and abbreviate the coalition of the fringes to delineate who is included within this fringe coalition. Much like the LGBT abbreviation, we can drop and add letters as appropriate.

    Replies: @SFG

    I tried a little while ago, but there weren’t enough vowels.

  172. @SFG
    @SPMoore8

    Ironically I came at almost the same position a while ago from the left--capitalism has evolved in a way that no longer requires as much labor, so more people are going to be superfluous.

    What you do about that of course is where a lot of people part ways. I don't know if traditional ideas about hard work and responsibility are going to work when there are no jobs to work hard at. Christianity and/or tribalism (they conflict to some degree) are useful in terms of being effective ways of encouraging people to pool their resources and are thus adaptive. Marriage similarly encourages men and women to work together and to provide a family structure for children. But what does a man do when he's just not needed anymore? When all the bridges are built by machines? I don't know.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Lot, @Lagertha

    Well, I think the long-term problem of capitalism separating form labor, and men not being needed (supposedly) anymore, gets “slapped upside the head,” because…teenagers (and adults) are driven by their hormones…and , yeah, basic, animal instinct, to want sex…and love, since humans are the most sentient creatures (whales, porpoises and pigs are still up for discussion).

    Men and women just will never “let it go.” We still want to believe in ‘Sunrise, Sunset…” However, we certainly don’t want relationships between couples to be violent and oppressive, which is part of the problem today with cultures of people who seem (just are, in my opinion) so retrograde, and are pushing into our nations, nations of representational governments and loads of welfare.

    It’s the unevenness or ickyness that Americans have problems with as far as Muslim thought on women’s rights/educating girls/wearing those ugly-assed head and face garments. BTW, God does not give a rat’s ass what you wear. God does not care whether you look good in your jeans; mom-jeans or skinny. Ok, gotta get some sleep – long day in the hot sun – plenty of sunblock though, but no sense anymore!

    I’m still gonna vote for Trump. I want to see changes…ch-ch-ch-changes.

  173. @ben tillman
    @SPMoore8


    Meanwhile, nobody and I mean nobody seems to be in control of law enforcement out there.
     
    And, while we're on the subject of Bay Area cops: Nobody, I mean nobody, puts ketchup on a hot dog.

    Replies: @Stan Adams, @PiltdownMan

    And, while we’re on the subject of Bay Area cops: Nobody, I mean nobody, puts ketchup on a hot dog.

    Agreed. Nobody should. What is your view on sauerkraut, mustard and onion?

  174. @Prof. Woland
    Guns = Men. Assault Guns = White Men.

    The Democratic coalition has always needed something to run against and the obvious choice, and now the only choice, are white men. But they cannot openly say it, so what has happened is that they have had to develop a proxy.

    Gun control is to Democrats is what abortion is to Republicans. It is a political loser that counts in the primary but hurts them in the general election. A lot of people where speculating, pre-Orlando, why Hillary Clinton was making this an issue but after thinking about it, it is clear that the left needs an issue they can demagogue and rally the troops around. The Democrats have a problem with turnout and now that President Buck Naked is not longer holding the torch they will have a harder time getting blacks and Hispanics to show up at the polls. The leadership of the identity troika on the left is not easily interchangeable and so some adjustments are being made.

    Post-Orlando, it is even worse. The Democrats just witnessed one of their precious identity groups massacre two other more precious identity groups. So naturally they have to blame someone else and the obvious choice are assault guns = white men.

    Replies: @Lurker, @Reg Cæsar, @Jefferson, @Lagertha

    Your last paragraph – bravo. I call it “the kitchen sink,” maneuver. Expect more stuff to be thrown at Trump when Brexit happens; during the long-hot and floodier-than-usual European summer; Zika ravaging mosquitoes descending on hapless Olympic enthusiasts. And, ’cause El Nino: there will be at least one, monster-assed hurricane (typhoons are already bad-assed in the East) …because last summer was sort of meh. Then the fall arrives, and school starts: reality check sets in when tuitions have been paid and vacations are over….which presidential candidate will keep your retirement savings safe – that will cause a lot of anxiety.

  175. @Lagertha
    @rod1963

    I agree. But, elaborate on what's in it for GOP and Democrats for being pro-Islam? I don't get it at all?...not after 9/11; before 1980's. I am, bizarrely, able to understand the Shiites' beef, just don't get the Sunnis...that more heinous, and dangerous bunch; the less worldly, the less educated, the ones with yuge income inequality among their people. Mind you, I have traveled a great amount compared to most people in the world - so, illuminate me on the 'honest discussion about Islam," which you speak of. I'm voting for Trump, so don't need to go to a "re-education camp," or whatever, over that.

    Replies: @SFG, @Harry Baldwin

    I watched Chris Wallace on Fox tonight interviewing Loretta Lynch. I have to give Lynch credit, she speaks in a calm straightforward manner and doesn’t come across as a race warrior (though she may be one). Wallace asked her what was wrong with Trump’s proposal that we end Muslim immigration “until we figure out what’s going on,” as Trump puts it. Lynch just started talking about something else. She completely ignored the question. IIRC, Wallace prompted her again and she still ignored it. I wish he would have pointed out to the audience that she had not answered the question, but he was being very solicitous.

    • Replies: @Lagertha
    @Harry Baldwin

    missed it 'cause, "I'm typing here," and should be going to bed for frack's sake! Agree that Lynch is playing the nicey-nice game...the safety-subterfuge game, but sadly, it makes her a tool. I often wonder, having been treated as a stereotype of the white, blonde (often, so OFTEN thought of as dumb) woman during my public sphere days (working while single/earlier as college student), do women who fall into "minority category," feel they need to protect all other minorities - incl, religious- (not their own) from some sort of perceived prejudice?

    I am still waiting for people like Lynch to talk about girls (and gay boys) in the Amish community in the mid-west and young people in the Plains States, the Native Americans, as far as minority youth that need some help - just shameless...she and the Democrats in DC, shameless about the children in these communities that are hidden from all of us. Why bring in more people of cultures that are so retrograde when the USA does nothing for the children who are not treated well in the communities they are living in within the USA??? Or, is Islamism something more sacrosanct than the extreme Calvinism of the Amish or the shamanism of the Sioux?

    Replies: @rod1963

  176. @candid_observer
    @Dee

    It is actually pretty remarkable how Trump just picks himself up each day and continues with the program.

    He has developed the reputation for having a thin skin, and perhaps in certain respects he does or may seem to. But how many people do you know, or know of, who could take all of the denunciations of "racist", "bigot", "fascist", "Hitler", shrug them off like gnats, and march down exactly the same path he started on?

    That requires a strength of personality rarely seen anywhere, and virtually never in the public domain.

    Even the richest of the rich can't seem to stand being thought of as anybody who crosses some taboo. Think of the political pusillanimity and abject conformity of Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Larry Page, Mark Zuckerberg, etc.

    What avails it a man to gain the whole world, and not be able to speak his mind, or have a mind to speak?

    Replies: @e, @Hibernian, @Lagertha

    ’cause he’s a New Yawker! “I’m walking here, I’m walking here, ” should be a campaign sign. Better yet, “are you talkin’ to me?” He has gone deep; and, at the end of this campaign, win or lose, he has a beautiful family and no financial worries, ever. Quite simple. Why he is actually running, still confuses me…but I am glad he has brought so many issues that are/were crucial for the survival of the USA, to the forefront of his campaign…if not, to the survival of the EU – I am an EU citizen, also.

    I think the Bushes, snotilly, saying they will not vote for him, is the other side of the coin. NOBODY cares that they will not vote because some of us know that the Bush clan will carry-on with their lives in Kennebunkport, Shady Oaks, Miami, Texas, whatever and wherever.

  177. @Harry Baldwin
    @Lagertha

    I watched Chris Wallace on Fox tonight interviewing Loretta Lynch. I have to give Lynch credit, she speaks in a calm straightforward manner and doesn't come across as a race warrior (though she may be one). Wallace asked her what was wrong with Trump's proposal that we end Muslim immigration "until we figure out what's going on," as Trump puts it. Lynch just started talking about something else. She completely ignored the question. IIRC, Wallace prompted her again and she still ignored it. I wish he would have pointed out to the audience that she had not answered the question, but he was being very solicitous.

    Replies: @Lagertha

    missed it ’cause, “I’m typing here,” and should be going to bed for frack’s sake! Agree that Lynch is playing the nicey-nice game…the safety-subterfuge game, but sadly, it makes her a tool. I often wonder, having been treated as a stereotype of the white, blonde (often, so OFTEN thought of as dumb) woman during my public sphere days (working while single/earlier as college student), do women who fall into “minority category,” feel they need to protect all other minorities – incl, religious- (not their own) from some sort of perceived prejudice?

    I am still waiting for people like Lynch to talk about girls (and gay boys) in the Amish community in the mid-west and young people in the Plains States, the Native Americans, as far as minority youth that need some help – just shameless…she and the Democrats in DC, shameless about the children in these communities that are hidden from all of us. Why bring in more people of cultures that are so retrograde when the USA does nothing for the children who are not treated well in the communities they are living in within the USA??? Or, is Islamism something more sacrosanct than the extreme Calvinism of the Amish or the shamanism of the Sioux?

    • Replies: @rod1963
    @Lagertha

    Obama has never cared about the locals plight unless he can leverage it to his political advantage. Otherwise we don't exist as far as he is concerned.

    It's like Hillary's feigned concern for women and gays. She threw both under the both for the sake of Saudi campaign donations and to protect Islam.

  178. @SFG
    @Lagertha

    The Democrats don't want to be prejudiced. They also figure if they import Muslims, they will vote Democrat, as almost everyone who isn't a white Christian does.

    I actually think the GOP has been relatively anti-Muslim; they just think barring a group of people from entering the country by religion is going too far. They are also afraid of being called racist. But open up NRO, you'll find plenty of anti-Muslim stuff, not least because they threaten Israel.

    Replies: @Lagertha

    the contempt I have for both parties is that neither one understands Qutbism, or the end game of Jihadism. They all think they are being all nicey-nice by taking in refugees or just students from the ME, but, they could also be taking in Jihadies and establishing a seasonal killing of their long-time American constituents in boring malls, theme parks, airports, festivals, dance clubs, rock concerts, sport games that THEY never frequent.

    Being wary of being called a racist because there are people who believe, “death to America,” is ok, is not ok. It actually means, you are a chicken-scheisse loser who should hold no office, or be pontificating to the American people. If you can’t handle the truth, you are not worthy of being in a position to lead…was always a motto of my grandfather.

  179. @Svigor

    Meanwhile, nobody and I mean nobody seems to be in control of law enforcement out there.
     
    Caught a bit of this on the radio the other day. They've had like 3 chiefs in a row last all of a week each. Something odd is going on there.

    It’s no good saying now that Trump’s polling numbers are awful
     
    All I see are national polls, and they aren't very meaningful. I'd like to see how he's doing in battleground states before discussing how awfully he's doing in battleground states, if you follow.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Lagertha

    Trump is fine. This is all just “kitchen sink” stuff. Most people don’t have land-lines anymore, so, the polls are imperfect. The people who are in the Trump camp are not going to change their mind.

    Hillary has nothing to offer, and Bernie has become a sell-out. It is a period of quiet right now, as people are re-thinking. Well, all the people I know in my community are still all for Trump; and Bernie people are going for Trump because they got screwed in the 2007-8 downturn – simple. No one wants to hear anymore b.s….and, they certainly, are only interested in their own family and household/retirement/healthcare for the time being. This is why Yellin is too spooked to raise interest rates – ’cause that GUARANTEES Trump victory.

  180. @SFG
    @Gabriel M

    The GOP has had to deal with liberal media since at least the 60s, and they've won elections. You concentrate on Fox News, mobilize registered Republicans, and do all the things a national party is supposed to. The thing is, this time, the party doesn't like Trump and is going to withhold support.

    So what's a Trumpeter to do? Donate the legal limit, hit the phone banks for your local organization, and talk to your friends.

    Replies: @rod1963

    The party hated Trump the moment he threw his hat in the ring. The thing is the GOP isn’t nationalist in the least, it’s globalist. Nor is it “conservative”, it actually ceded the culture war to the Left back in the 80’s.

    The GOP is most assuredly a white elitist party. They haven’t liked white blue collars and middle-class types since Reagan(whom they hated) and have worked hard for decades to eradicate both groups.

    Today it actually supports open borders, Muslim immigration and job destroying free trade pacts. In most respects the average GOP hard liner has more in common with Hillary in terms of economic and foreign policies.

  181. @Lagertha
    @Harry Baldwin

    missed it 'cause, "I'm typing here," and should be going to bed for frack's sake! Agree that Lynch is playing the nicey-nice game...the safety-subterfuge game, but sadly, it makes her a tool. I often wonder, having been treated as a stereotype of the white, blonde (often, so OFTEN thought of as dumb) woman during my public sphere days (working while single/earlier as college student), do women who fall into "minority category," feel they need to protect all other minorities - incl, religious- (not their own) from some sort of perceived prejudice?

    I am still waiting for people like Lynch to talk about girls (and gay boys) in the Amish community in the mid-west and young people in the Plains States, the Native Americans, as far as minority youth that need some help - just shameless...she and the Democrats in DC, shameless about the children in these communities that are hidden from all of us. Why bring in more people of cultures that are so retrograde when the USA does nothing for the children who are not treated well in the communities they are living in within the USA??? Or, is Islamism something more sacrosanct than the extreme Calvinism of the Amish or the shamanism of the Sioux?

    Replies: @rod1963

    Obama has never cared about the locals plight unless he can leverage it to his political advantage. Otherwise we don’t exist as far as he is concerned.

    It’s like Hillary’s feigned concern for women and gays. She threw both under the both for the sake of Saudi campaign donations and to protect Islam.

  182. @Almost Missouri
    @Mr. Anon


    "Cable bundling represents an enormous subsidy by square America of pozzed America, and it would be beneficial to us to end it."
     
    Yes!

    This is one of those boring, technical, hiding-in-plain-sight things that is actually having massive influence. It's not just the subsidy. Millions of children are growing up in houses where the cable TV is always on, always pumping more agitprop into their malleable minds. The damage is awesome and continuing.

    Strangely, it should not be too difficult to stop. Bundling is prima facie restraint of trade in US law. It should be an easy civil or criminal case to win. I can't understand how the cable companies have gotten away with it for so long.

    Replies: @PiltdownMan

    Millions of children are growing up in houses where the cable TV is always on, always pumping more agitprop into their malleable minds.

    Based on what I observe of my kids and their friends, they stopped watching cable TV, any TV, circa 2014.

    Online content is all that they watch now. And they get to it in myriad ways.

    There seems to be no commonality of experience or knowledge with their age group or class, outside of their immediate online social network circles. Granted there is the occasional “did-you-see-that-clip” viral content every couple of months or so such as that faux-Japanese Trump clip is for this crowd, but that’s basically it.

    When they grow up, the only common cultural memory is going to be of animated movies and summer superhero and fantasy blockbusters that they remember from their youth.

  183. I’m guessing your family and kids’ friends are middle+ class.

    I would like to take solace in the imminent demise of television, but this is another end of history that keeps needing to be rescheduled. And with millions of high-fertility, low value-added immigrants crossing the border each year, the future of television looks secure, if not bright.

  184. @snorlax
    @ganderson

    I attended a very SWPL school district, so they could afford to, but I think quite a few of my teachers were true believers. Couple anecdotes:

    1. Circa 3rd grade or so the teachers devoted a class to lecturing the children about "different kinds of intelligence," such as "being good at sports," thus "we're all smart in different ways and nobody is any smarter than anyone else."

    I (being a scrawny nerd) was rather irritated at the teachers trying to take away the one thing I knew I had going for me over my tormentors, so I (and some of my other more-intelligent classmates) tried as best as an 8-year-old could to poke holes in their logic, but they were adamant in their conclusion that "nobody is any smarter than anyone else."

    That's probably the point where I stopped believing everything teachers said. Of course at the time I figured it was just misguided egalitarianism rather than an attempt to inoculate the children against any forbidden facts their parents might be privy to, much like how my hometown's school district has lately made it official policy to regularly lecture the children about how terrible Trump is.

    2. Not directly related to blank-slatism, but gives you a good idea of the mindset. This was some time in junior high. We were "learning" about the Civil War era, and the day's subject was the Compromise of 1850.

    The (white) teacher made some atypically-extreme (even by the standards of modern junior-high US history curricula) statement, along the lines of how the Compromise showed that Northerners were equally responsible for and supportive of slavery as the South, turning a blind eye to evil is as bad as being the perpetrator, etc.

    I asked him (and I was a good liberal at the time) if it wasn't a worthwhile goal to try to avert war, even if unsuccessful, bringing up an earlier, disguised anti-Bush diatribe of his about how being a pacifist or a conscientious objector can be as if not more brave than being a soldier, etc. etc.

    I think his response was along the lines of that it's only moral to try to stop aggressive war, and the South by having slavery was the aggressor, therefore opposition to immediately freeing the slaves by any means necessary made one a pro-slavery racist supporter of the ongoing war, etc.

    I then asked if it were possible that if history had gone differently, slavery might've been abolished without war. Wouldn't that have been a better outcome? He said that wasn't possible, and besides having a war was more moral than delaying emanicpation any longer or compensating slaveowners, so I asked if he could wave a magic wand and abolish slavery at the same time but without war, if he would do so.

    This one he thought about for a little while, before saying that it's better that the war happened because slavery supporters deserved to die.

    Everyone who supported slavery deserved to die?

    Yes.

    Even civilians and children?

    If they supported slavery, yes.

    Did the Northerners deserve to die too?

    They were racists too.

    But surely at least some of them weren't racists?

    All white people are racist.

    Replies: @Harry Baldwin

    That’s an amazing story. Scary.

  185. 25% of voters in 2016 race remain undecided: Survey

    The presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton holds a small 5-point lead over Republican challenger Donald Trump, according to the June CNBC All-American Survey, with a large chunk of the voting public remaining undecided.

    The poll of 801 registered voters conducted June 11-14 shows Clinton with a 40 percent to 35 percent lead, but the poll’s margin of error is plus or minus 3.5 percentage points. Pollsters for CNBC say the survey shows a tight race with 25 percent undecided, including 14 percent who right now choose “neither” candidate.

    See what I mean? That’s a lot of voters who haven’t made up their minds yet. Or so they claim. I bet there are a lot more Trump voters hiding in that group than Hillary voters.

  186. Memetic, yeah, at least they’re tracking something relevant. California’s going to Clinton, but it doesn’t matter if she gets 100% of the vote there, or 60%. But it makes a big difference in national polls.

  187. Jean Cocteausten:

    Brooklyn’s Private Jewish Patrols Wield Power. Some Call Them Bullies.

    Not racist thugs & not a Big Story because NYC & Jewish. “Bullies,” lol.

    Jefferson: the point is how the media handles it.

  188. Imagine if it was non-Chosen whites in Ferguson. There’d be Hell to pay. The Eye of Soros would be fixed, and the great Megaphone would blare nonstop.

  189. @AnotherDad
    @merema


    Trump is the medicine that is barely better than the disease-the disease being unchecked immigration from the third world. He is like chemo and radiation therapy that might heal you but with awful side effects and permanent damage.
     
    You Trump whiners are the biggest bunch of drama queens this side of SJWs.

    Outside of standing up--just a bit (his proposals are very moderate)--to our greedy, sleazy elites on immigration, Trump is a pretty vanilla centrist.

    Anyone parroting this "Trump is chemo", "Trump is amputation" is just a hysterical whiny nitwit--doing the establishment's work.

    ~~~
    And seriously people who can't figure out that immigration and ergo the actual genetic and cultural character of a nations' population ... for all time to come ... is *orders of magnitude* more important than the random b.s. of routine politics, is just utterly clueless.

    There can be no "barely better" when you're talking about fixing something that is going to kill your nation. Everything else is trivial noise.

    Replies: @Yak-15, @Bill

    Bravo.

  190. @neutral
    It is stating the obvious that those control the minds of people have total power, and clearly the one that controls the microphone controls the minds. The question is how these people managed to take power, is this because they were the smartest and this was some a triumph of their moral ideas or is this because they have the least amount of morals and are simply good at manipulating the masses for their own ends ?

    Replies: @ben tillman, @Bill

    Freedom of speech, like democracy, gets you rule by the best liars.

  191. @AndyBoy
    Steve Sailer once said we would miss the SWPL types when they were gone.

    I don't think so.

    Replies: @Gato de la Biblioteca, @al gore rhythms, @Bill

    The SWPL types are just that: types. They will never be gone. Yesterday, self-righteous school marms enforced Christian morality. Today, self-righteous school marms enforce the Multicult. Tomorrow, self-righteous school marms will enforce Sharia or Marxism or Aryan Race Theory or whatever the state religion is. They will be equally happy in any of these roles. As long as they get to bully while also congratulating themselves on how moral they are.

    Getting rid of SWPLs is utopian. The right question is what state religion shall we have the self-righteous school marms enforce?

    • Agree: Triumph104
  192. @countenance
    Because the coalition of the fringes is not only turning on each other, but spilling each other's blood. This has to terrify Democrat Party and liberal elites. So they have no other choice but to do a grand diversion and blame Trump and the NRA, because they can't do anything which threatens the existence and cohesion of their coalition. That, and Trump and the NRA are currently two powerful threats to blue team electoral success.

    It's why it frustrates me that the greater right is falling for the diversion and arguing so much about guns in the last week. That's precisely what the other side wants. They don't want legislative victories on gun issues as such as they want people talking about guns either way, so that we're not talking about their fringe coalition murdering each other.

    Replies: @Chrisnonymous, @SFG, @rod1963, @Bill

    rod1963 gave a good answer to this. The GOP is as weak a coalition as are the donkeys. The Koch brothers, John Hagee, and Joe the Plumber don’t actually have much of anything in common, either. They used to have hatred of Communism in common. Now they have heroically defending oppressed Christian bakers and Wall St executives in common. It’s thin, thin gruel.

    The guns thing unites most of the GOP coalition, so the more time spent talking about it, the better for the GOP.

    Personally, I wish death on the GOP, so I hope it gets behind Trump and that Trump wins. Second best would be taking the nomination away from him at the convention. That would be awesome. Hell, maybe that’s first best. Unfortunately, what I suspect is happening is that the talk about taking the nomination away is a negotiating tactic the GOPe is using to get Trump “on the reservation.” I also suspect that the recent firing of Trump loyalist Lewandowski in favor of whatshisface, beltway slime flavor of the week, is evidence that Trump is moving onto the reservation.

  193. @Hibernian
    @Almost Missouri

    49 people were murdered in a short timeframe. I think that's sufficient cause to lower flags to half mast; however, it should be no big deal if some people don't want to go along with it.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Almost Missouri, @Olorin

    What chaps my glutes is that war dead get half of one day (Memorial Day)…while 49 DWGs were honored all last week around here.

    I was checking out the snow on Mt. Rainier on I think Wednesday or Thursday, and the flag was still at half-staff at the federally run facilities there.

    Remember, it was that magnificent conservative Republican GW Bush who modified the flag code in 2007 so that federal facilities had to follow their state’s lead for half-staff proclamations. So apparently in Washington State somebody advised Jay Inslee to massage the fringes in this dicey election season.

    Indeed, the queer establishment of Pugetopolis was out in force in Olympia. All ten or so of them.

    http://nwpr.org/post/pride-flag-raised-then-lowered-half-staff-washington-capitol

    Feel free to leave comments.

  194. SFG (on LGBTCBY): I feel you. I could never get “Obamaton” to catch on. No, the clunky “Obamabots” rules.

  195. Well, they are releasing the shooter’s 911 phone call. Interestingly they have already said they are removing all traces of Islam and ISIS. Sure this has nothing to do with Islam.

    I guess it must be to give the thinnest shred of deniability about Islam to all the liberals who have been shrieking that this is due to whites, men, white men, Christianity, gun ownership, and who knows what else- a strange constellation in the sky that evil white men must have put there. Don’t know how someone can exist with such blatantly delusional ideology as these modern liberals. Its like having a large blue square sitting right in front of you and screaming that its a yellow star.

  196. @Jefferson
    @Prof. Woland

    "So naturally they have to blame someone else and the obvious choice are assault guns = white men."

    So Omar Mateen was a White man? Arab Muslims are People Of Color when it comes to affirmative action, but they are White people when they commit Jihad.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Expletive Deleted, @yaqub the mad scientist, @Charles Erwin Wilson

    Dammit Jefferson you beat me to it! I salute you.

  197. @Lot
    @Thea


    Who watches tv anymore?
     
    1. Old people. Though my surviving grandparents now all use e-mail and sometimes watch streaming TV, they still are pretty attached to cable TV.

    2. Big families. If you have 7 people living in a house, the $40-60 a month for cable TV is not so expensive.

    3. NAMs. Blacks watch far more TV than other groups, and hispanics are not far behind. While here in San Diego you can get a bunch of both local and Mexican over the air spanish channels, lots of hispanics live in places like Memphis that have no OTR spanish TV, so cable is required.

    4. People who do not have computers or are computer illiterate.

    5. People who care about sports. Defunding anti-white big media and sports team owners and players is one of the best reasons to cord cut. ESPN is by far the largest part of your cable bill, about $10 per subscriber. Other channels are like 25c a month, free to the cable company, or even pay the cable company for carriage. But ESPN, if you have it, is costing you $100+ a year.

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob, @ganderson, @Charles Erwin Wilson

    Defunding anti-white big media and sports team owners and players is one of the best reasons to cord cut.

    Center shot! Don’t support those bastards – cut the cord.

  198. @The most deplorable one
    @Gato de la Biblioteca

    I think it was/is pure economic self interest.

    The Bush family, and others, who were sucking hard on the Saudi and Mexican teats have tried to destroy any other source of energy independence in the US, including nuclear power, fracking etc.

    Replies: @Charles Erwin Wilson

    have tried to destroy any other source of energy independence in the US, including nuclear power

    And had good success – at least on the nuclear front. If you haven’t seen a leftist meltdown, just advocate nuclear power and couch it in terms of greenhouse gasses and global warming.

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