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From CNN:

Beto’s excellent adventure drips with white male privilege

Analysis by Nia-Malika Henderson, Senior Political Reporter

Updated 5:07 PM ET, Thu January 17, 2019

With handsome white Catholic Irishman Beto O’Rourke doing well in 2020 nomination polls, what will he have to do to prove he’s not one of those white male Catholics? Donate a kidney to Ruth Bader Ginsburg? Perform a late-term abortion live on CNN?

 
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  1. Hey Alt Right,
    Has the wall construction started?
    Is legal immigration down??
    Have white births increased?
    Have White deaths decreased?
    Has political correctness decreased?
    What about BREXIT?
    What about deplatforming of Conservatives??
    You guys should and will lose on every single issue.
    Every single Alt Right believer will be gone.

  2. Boneboy says:

    What they call toxic whiteness is just the desire of White people to live and thrive among their own, without the welfare burden, gun crime, epidemic rape, and extra educational requirements that come with populations they were never meant to live alongside in vast numbers.

    • Agree: ben tillman
  3. Sex change, and marriage to a nice Jewish lesbian.

  4. ‘Beto’s excellent adventure drips with white male privilege.’

    Is that from Walt Whitman or Alan Ginsberg?

    • Agree: Endgame Napoleon
    • Replies: @Redneck farmer
    , @duncsbaby
  5. e says:

    I wish people would stop calling Beto O’ Roarke “handsome.” While I wouldn’t call him ugly, a man with an upturned nose such as his is girlish, weak-appearing. Beta O’ Roarke is more like it.

  6. Lot says:
    @M Krauthammar

    Hey Alt Right,
    Has the wall construction started?

    – YES. 2017 budget provided for lots of fence upgrades. More coming.

    Is legal immigration down??

    – YES, at least the worst kind. Visa issuence to Muslim Ban natios are down 86%, and refugee admissions by about 80%.

    Have white births increased?

    – No, but the white-hispanic birthrate gap is way way down.

    What about BREXIT?

    – It’s happening.

    What about deplatforming of Conservatives??

    – Social media sucks anyway.

    You guys should and will lose on every single issue.

    – Nah, Kav and Gorsuch will be serving us up a big plate of WINNING this year, and for the next 5-10 at least.

    • Replies: @M Krauthammar
  7. Hail says: • Website

    Analysis by Nia-Malika Henderson

    Notice that it’s Nia-Malika Henderson; first name is hyphenated, not last:

    1960s: Nia-Malika’s father marches with MLK in Alabama (acc. to her)
    1974: Nia-Malika is born in South Carolina to former civil-rights activist parents (possibility of parental Nation of Islam sympathies at time of birth given that the baby’s first given name, ‘Nia,’ “refers to an Islamic concept: the intention in one’s heart to do an act for the sake of God,” and second given name ‘Malika’ is Arabic for “queen”)
    1992: Graduates high school in South Carolina
    1996: Graduates from Duke, BA, Literature and Cultural Anthropology
    1997 to 2002: Whereabouts unclear; at some point in this period ends up with her first MA, American Studies, from Yale; changes course to Journalism at Columbia by 2002 application season.
    2005: Graduates from Columbia, second MA, Journalism
    2006-2008: Works as journalism drone
    Nov. 2008: Appointed Politico White House reporter
    June 2010: Hired by Washington Post (leaves in March 2015)
    April 2015: Starts at CNN as a “Senior [sic] Political Reporter”
    Jan. 2019: Uses conspiracy theory to denounce Beto O’Rourke on racial grounds

  8. @e

    He’s extremely slender.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @L Woods
  9. anon[166] • Disclaimer says:
    @e

    Chicks’ opinions carry more weight in this question– and they think he is.

    • Replies: @L Woods
    , @Federalist
  10. So now even Steve says “Beto” is handsome? I’m not qualified to judge, but still I think the “handsome” line is part of the hype the MSM is pushing on women. He’s got a goofy chin and a horse face, and his teeth are too big.

    Normally I wouldn’t be so rude about how someone looks, but this “handsome” thing is becoming a media joke. He has goofy boy looks. Perfect for a president. Right. And no, he doesn’t look “like a Kennedy.” If he did, that should be an immediate disqualification anyway.

    Still, I hope this all continues, because he is a perfect spanner in the Pepsi* works. A white male they don’t really want to nominate but might have to. He’s perfect.

    *Pepsi = Democrat party. Coke = Republican party. Like the two major cola drinks, they are essentially the same.

    Happy Martin Luther King Day

    Boston U. Panel Finds Plagiarism by Dr. King
    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS OCT. 11, 1991

  11. @Lot

    Not at all.

    No wall will be built. I challenge you.

    Legal Immigration is at higher rates compared to 2015.

    Hispanic and Black births increased in 2018 compared to 2017 while White births decreased. Read Dailymail.

    More Whites voted for Democrats compared to 2016 election.

    Florida , Arizona and maybe Georgia will be blue states in 2020, My guarantee.

    White population is in absolute decline and there is no turning back from here.

    Lol, you are wrong.

    • Replies: @TTSSYF
    , @Rufus
  12. @Ghost of Bull Moose

    Either the writer of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” or “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure”.

  13. Hhsiii says:

    She seems mad he lost to Cruz. Who she calls one of the most despised incumbents at first, then calls him the most despised later. I’m not a big Cruz fan, but if he was the most despised, he probably wouldn’t have won. Although I guess to her Texas must be pretty despicable.

    • Replies: @Marty T
  14. It’s never too late for a sex-change operation.

  15. @Hail

    Nia-Malika Henderson is a prototype identity politics journalist, aka “grievance” masseuse. A while back she reported on her visit to the “Slavery” museum in Montgomery AL. I can’t wait to go.

    see:
    http://fosterspeak.blogspot.com/2018/04/monuments-museums-and-racial.html

  16. TTSSYF says:
    @M Krauthammar

    And if we assume, for the sake of argument, that everything you say is true — those are all good things?

  17. @M Krauthammar

    You guys should and will lose on every single issue.
    Every single Alt Right believer will be gone.

    That’s certainly possible. And yet, the facts of racial reality will still remain the same.

    • Replies: @jim jones
  18. Donate a kidney to Ruth Bader Ginsburg?

    No, Steve, you take organs from a corpse, you don’t give them to one.

    • LOL: Bubba
    • Replies: @Joe Stalin
  19. Contemporary Leftists/Postmodernists can’t live in industrial society, yet see _other_ people living in industrial society. They envy and hate these people who can live where they cannot, and attack them viciously, trying to destroy them.
    The ability to live in industrial society is called “white privilege” in the above attacks, but note that the term is applied to _anybody_ who can live in an industrial society (European, Asian, some Hispanics, some Blacks), and very seldom to people who cannot. Example: counting East Asians as white in Silicon Valley employment numbers, calling saying that black skinned Republicans have white privilege, not saying that upper class Mexicans have white privilege.

    This conflict will not be solve easily. There is no outcome that both sides can accept.

    Counterinsurgency

  20. jim jones says:
    @silviosilver

    I wonder what the World will look like when all the White people are gone?

  21. eah says:

    These are totally reasonable people — really.

    • Replies: @eah
  22. eah says:
    @eah

    (((FYI)))

  23. snorlax says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Pepsi = Democrat party. Coke = Republican party.

    Other way around. Coke was historically associated with Democrats and Pepsi with Republicans.

  24. Beto needs to throw some White kids under the bus.

    Like Howard Dean did with the Covington High School kids.

    I’m quite serious that the Left is about to get much more vicious toward White children.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    , @Marty T
    , @Anon
    , @JMS
  25. Jake says:

    Will Beto O’Rourke and the many (naive) decent whites who supported him start to wake up?

    Not likely. Liberalism, like drug addiction, is a disease that leads to endless horror and then death. Very few addicts have any chance to kick the addiction without a whole lot of help, including ‘tough love’ that ends the enabling of the addict from pity.

    Liberals control almost everything in the society: you can’t ‘tough love’ those who have access to endless money and power

  26. duncsbaby says:
    @Ghost of Bull Moose

    On an episode of Live PD I was watching the other night a patrolman was flagged down by a black Rastafarian dude who declaimed to him Walt Whitman’s “O Captain, My Captain.” The cop looked at the guy and said, “Ok, that was very nice, is there anything you needed me for other than reciting the poem?” Of course the cop was a white male, veritably dripped w/the privilege, but may have been an actual Hispanic white male as opposed to the fake kind like “Beto.”

    “O Captain! my Captain! our fearful trip is done,

    The ship has weather’d every rack, the prize we sought is won,

    The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting,

    While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring;

    But O heart! heart! heart!

    O the bleeding drops of red,

    Where on the deck my Captain lies,

    Fallen cold and dead.”

  27. duncsbaby says:
    @Hail

    You really didn’t need to post a pic w/a name like Nia-Malika. Although it’s nice knowing that she veritably drips w/high yella privilege though. Our new overlords of self-actualizing professional victims.

    • Replies: @Anon
  28. Arclight says:

    O’Rourke was popular with the media hype machine for the same reason Obama (or Macron, or Trudeua) was – he’s fairly young, fit, looks decent in campaign attire, and has an exotic name. It seems to me his most ardent fans amongst progressive types in and out of the media were women.

    Not really white privilege, just a function of women being attractive to a reasonbly decent looking guy with power. But we can’t talk about that.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
  29. Jake says:

    Most of it will look like forms of Haiti, Dominican Republic, Guinea, Zimbabwe, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Nigeria, Mali, Rwanda, Burundi, Chad, South Africa, Somalia, the Sudan, Yemen, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Indonesia, North Korea, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Turkmenistan

  30. @jim jones

    Think of an ethnically cleansed village in central Africa.

  31. @e

    Don’t forget the goofy teeth.

    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
  32. @Hail

    Jan. 2019: Uses conspiracy theory to denounce Beto O’Rourke on racial grounds

    It just goes to show you, no one’s all bad.

  33. Rufus says:
    @M Krauthammar

    Immigration down substantially. Simply end visa issuance.

    Step one : Prevent entry and settlement in the United States. Rest is just conversation.

    Brexit imminent.

    Large increases in white birth rates in the dakotas and Utah.

    Mixed bag, early days.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
  34. dr kill says:
    @snorlax

    Pepsi is currently the woke brand. Make of that what you will. I personally am done with Yum and Dicks and Yeti and Apple and Procter and Gamble and Nike et al, but that’s just me.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  35. Rufus says:
    @M Krauthammar

    You’re a real fucking mongrel illiterate. ” lol “

  36. @Stephen Paul Foster

    So THAT’s what’s in Montgomery, Alabama!

    Oddly enough, there’s a large Korean community there. So far, I haven’t had the opportunity to ask anybody why they would leave South Korea to run a used car lot or restaurant in Montgomery, Alabama.

  37. Evocatus says:

    “With handsome white Catholic Irishman Beto O’Rourke doing well in 2020 nomination polls, what will he have to do to prove he’s not one of those white male Catholics?”

    Well he did have a minor dustup with a local El Paso priest who dared to oppose a local LGBT rights initiative back in 2011, before Big Gay took over the world:

    The priest who faced Beto’s ire, Fr. Michael Rodriguez, was later banished to a remote parish and prohibited from celebrating the TLM by the new liberal bishop (the previous prelate was transferred to Fresno) so make of that what you will:

    https://akacatholic.com/exclusive-update-fr-michael-rodriguez/

    Incidentally, why is Beto O’Rourke constantly referred to as Irish? Aside from being Catholic and having a Gaelic surname, he doesn’t seem to have many actual Irish connections, especially compared to someone from the East Coast like Justice Kavanaugh, who even played Gaelic football as a youth. Beto is just a white Texan pretending to be a Mexican.

  38. Kyle says:

    What’s wrong with slender? You don’t need to be 6’0” and jacked to get the hottest girl in the room. You just need to be 6’0” and the hottest guy in the room.

    • Replies: @L Woods
  39. Anonymous[303] • Disclaimer says:
    @Steve Sailer

    And tall. And those Kennedy teeth.

  40. @snorlax

    Yeah, but I prefer Coke. It’s the original, so it should be the Republican cola in what was originally a republic.

    Besides:

    Coca-Cola headquarters is in Georgia.

    PepsiCo headquarters is in New York.

    Need I say more?

    • Replies: @Old Palo Altan
  41. @jim jones

    I wonder what the World will look like when all the White people are gone?

    I don’t think the world will necessarily look all that different as a result. If it’s true that east Asians are lacking in creativity compared to whites, they’ve certainly shown themselves capable of adapting white advancements, so it’s reasonable to think they could maintain what they’ve adapted even if whites disappeared. If, without whites, the rate of technological advancement stalls, economic growth would be impacted, but this wouldn’t imply economic decline. Rich countries would still be rich, and poor countries still poor, so that aspect of the world would look the same.

    The greatest impact would be on the formerly white countries. It’s completely reasonable to expect that at some point the standard of living would begin to decline, perhaps quite severely, even if living standards continue to improve for a while as the proportion of whites continues to dwindle. But a permanent decline is far from assured. That question turns on whether, and how soon, society employs eugenic measures to arrest and reverse dysgenic decline. My fear has long been that as whites are whittled away, so too is the possibility of achieving a critical mass of people capable of understanding the need for eugenic intervention. In this view, a society too stupid to see the need for eugenic intervention is a society which will never attempt eugenic intervention. But it’s also possible that without whites around to add aesthetic insult to cognitive injury, people will have an emotionally easier time of thinking through the implications of dysgenic decline, and so organize to arrest it.

    In the main though, I don’t think it’s very important to ponder what the world will be like without whites. It’s much more important to prevent white extinction than to prepare for and adapt oneself to it – the way numerous white leftards, in the privacy of their minds, probably do – because that has a way of becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy.

    • Replies: @RealistGetsReal
  42. MEH 0910 says:
    @snorlax

    The party colors got switched, red and blue, might as well swap the colas too.

  43. Amusingly, the article is written by a Nia-Malika Henderson, who predictably turns out to be one of those reasonably photogenic female octoroons, at home in the white world, and of course, the beneficiaries of a great deal of privilege themselves. You know she got a nice ride on the magic escalator.

  44. L Woods says:
    @Steve Sailer

    You’re supposed to be muscular in America though.

  45. L Woods says:
    @Kyle

    Like a commenter here said years ago, America has the “peasant aesthetic” Being “jacked” (or even just bulky) is considered what’s attractive, not being slender.

  46. @Hail

    I get the feeling this stuff is usually orchestrated – i.e., she is probably shilling for one of the other candidates (perhaps Kamala), who feels Mr. Beta will most directly compete with her for donor money.

  47. L Woods says:
    @anon

    They only think that because he’s famous/high status. Halo effect.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  48. Anonymous[303] • Disclaimer says:
    @dr kill

    Pepsi is currently the woke brand. Make of that what you will. I personally am done with Yum and Dicks and Yeti and Apple and Procter and Gamble and Nike et al, but that’s just me.

    Why Yeti?

    • Replies: @Kaganovitch
  49. Anonymous[303] • Disclaimer says:
    @Evocatus

    Incidentally, why is Beto O’Rourke constantly referred to as Irish?

    Uh, because his ancestors are Irish?

  50. Hail says: • Website
    @Stephen Paul Foster

    Nia-Malika Henderson […] Just wondering, would a reporter so named be pursuing anything other than identity politics?

    Good point.

    I don’t know about anyone else, but on first glance I assumed the hyphen in her name was between two conjoined surnames, which would offer up other possibilities such as an Obama-Mama scenario (one White, one Muslim and/or Black parent) — A lot of race-hustle-track pundits like Michelle Alexander are of this type (see comment-11).

    But Nia-Malika’s parents are both Southern ‘Blacks.’ (‘Black’ because she clearly has substantial White ancestry.) (Could she be more genetically European than Subsaharan? Just not quite as far as Skip Gates’ 60-34 European-Subsaharan spread.)

    _________________

    “Nia-Malika” top Google-suggestions:

    nia malika henderson
    nia malika henderson twitter
    nia malika henderson cnn husband
    nia malika henderson instagram
    nia malika henderson salary
    nia malika henderson partner

    As usually the case with female pundits, interest in husband/partner runs high. This is the google top-box offering for “nia malika henderson partner”:

    Nia Malika Henderson was rumored to be in relationship with Glenn Beck [in 2006 to 2008] […] but none of the rumors are seem to be truth. She is single and she loves to live her private life. [Jan 15, 2018]

    If she’s dating someone, she has successfully denied the public the information.

  51. Thirdtwin says:

    For god’s sake, the poor man is walking around with a prosthetic name after having sacrificed the one he was born with. What more must he do to prove himself?

  52. Jack D says:

    Do I detect a smirk on Beto’s face?

    • Replies: @Fredrik
    , @Bubba
  53. Mr. Anon says:
    @Rufus

    Immigration down substantially. Simply end visa issuance.

    Perhaps that’s how Trump should have approached the travel ban. Simply decree that those nations were too dangerous for our embassy personnel to reside in, and temporarily (permanently) close down the embassies. No more visas. Then temporarily (permanently) relocate those State Department employees to new, temporary (permanent) State Department offices in Waco TX, Fargo ND, Tupelo MS, and other similarly exotic locales. Maybe those Foreign Service officers will find some other career more attractive when faced with an extended posting to Winnemucca, Nevada.

    If Trump were creative, there is a lot of mischief he could cause. Unfortunately, he isn’t.

  54. Mr. Anon says:

    2016 saw the phenomenon of the “Bernie Boys”.

    Will 2020 be the year of the “Beto-males”?

  55. Mr. Anon says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    *Pepsi = Democrat party. Coke = Republican party. Like the two major cola drinks, they are essentially the same.

    I guess the Trump administration is the “New Coke” in that picture – the new formulation that the brand trots out, and then promptly retracts. The Bush family is, of course, Mexican Coke.

  56. Bill B. says:

    Nia-Malika Henderson appears in google photos to be high-T and rather masculine looking.

    I assume she is all women or someone would have said. A profiles site said her ‘love life’ was mysterious.

  57. @RichardTaylor

    Like Howard Dean did with the Covington High School kids.

    The pro bono lawyers for the kids say they are going to sue everyone who libeled them on Twitter. Much tweet deletion happening now.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
  58. @Stephen Paul Foster

    Does that museum have a gift shop?

  59. Fredrik says:
    @Jack D

    He’s Catholic so of course.

    Google Translate identifies Nia-Malika as Swahili, i.e. far from any area where slaves were sold to America. Plenty of slaves were sold to be transported eastwards though…

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  60. @ben tillman

    His big teeth are what’s Kennedyesque about him. Bobby Kennedy had teeth like that.

  61. Anon[155] • Disclaimer says:

    He looks like a younger version of Jordan Peterson. Blech.

  62. Anon[155] • Disclaimer says:
    @Hail

    A hyphenated first name just means your parents are twice as crazy.

    That photo of the woman is gruesome. She’s got too much space between her eyes, and that’s undoubtedly why she doesn’t have a man in her life. Men don’t like women that are too weird looking, because physical defects like that often mean mental/personality defects and bad genes.

  63. dr kill says:
    @e

    That Beta thing is gold. Thanks.

    • Replies: @Forbes
  64. @anon

    Chicks’ opinions carry more weight in this question– and they think he is.

    In theory, you’re right. But this is total MSM bullshit. Beta is goofy looking.

    This is just like how we always had to hear about Michelle Obama’s beauty. Please. She looks like Chewbacca.

    • Replies: @Anon
  65. Anon[155] • Disclaimer says:
    @duncsbaby

    When all black women do for a career choice is grievance-monger, a Western education is wasted on them. Women don’t need to go to college to learn how to bitch resentfully at men. Tribal women in Africa do that without any education at all.

    Whining that you didn’t get enough and that every men needs to give you more is primordial female human behavior that goes back all the way hundreds of thousands of years to the apes. It is not a ‘new’ intellectual discovery, despite its newly acquired academic pedestal that calls it Women’s Studies. She’s just a black female sack of genes obeying a coded meme that every black female sack of genes in her ancestry has always done, namely try to get hers and maximize every situation to fit her self-interest.

    Education is about adding value to Western Civilization by discovering new things and ideas. She isn’t adding anything to Western Civilization. She is not a real member of the Intelligentsia. She just thinks if she snivels and whines and complains enough, we’ll pat her on the head and give her an honorary badge that makes her a member.

    Fate intended her to do nothing more complicated than stirring a pot of mielie-meal back in Africa.

  66. anon[165] • Disclaimer says:

    JFK 2.0 (John Forbes Kerry, that is).

  67. @Hail

    Hail, The hyphen and the apostrophe is so old now. She needs to be Nia Malika Henderson IV.

  68. @Buzz Mohawk

    Buzz, I notice that there a no comments on Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez’s looks, but lots of photos are not flattering. Talk about horse teeth.

  69. @Arclight

    Arc, Just wondering, but do any of the dem front runners, as in presumed candidates, speak Spanish?

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  70. Anonymous[303] • Disclaimer says:
    @Buffalo Joe

    O’Rourke must, right?

  71. Marty T says:
    @Hhsiii

    Cruz is known as universally disliked, yet he beat Beto in that senate race. Democrats keep saying Texas is turning purple, and they had the wind at their backs…but he still lost. Sure, nominate him. Trump will destroy him.

  72. Marty T says:

    Its is the job of every conservative in America over the next two years to foment distrust and hatred among the fringe coalition.

  73. Bubba says:
    @e

    Oh and that constant smirk of his drives his lesbian base batty!

  74. @Evocatus

    People from El Paso are not Texans. Trust me, I’m from there, but left after high school to the real Texas over 30 years ago. El Pasoans culturally fit with New Mexico

  75. Bubba says:
    @Jack D

    You beat me to it Jack! Sorry – didn’t see your post. I would never plagiarize and I am not related to Joe Biden nor Jason Blair.

  76. @Buzz Mohawk

    The fake news media love to swoon over Democrat candidates who they can, with at least a smidgen of credibility, describe as “handsome.” Does anyone recall a jug-eared beanpole with purple lips who was described this way at least 137 million times since 2008?

  77. @M Krauthammar

    M Krauthammer – fuck off. You’re a pathetic little troll. Things are changing very rapidly, and it’s not towards the left.

  78. Marty T says:
    @RichardTaylor

    Of course. Blue check marks on twitter are already calling for the Covington kids to be assaulted or killed. Why hasn’t twitter been shut down again?

  79. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @RichardTaylor

    The left has aided abetted and encouraged black yute to bully beat rape and harass White children ever since the blacks migrated north in 1900 and the schools were desegregated and black screeching cursing black thugs were bussed into civilized schools starting in 1956.

  80. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @Federalist

    She’s had a lot of plastic surgery and liposuction since she left the White House. She’s all over the women’s magazines I can just imagine, 6 hours of make up and wigs 6 hours of posing trying to get flattering angles and 16 hours of airbrushing for one picture.

  81. Forbes says:
    @dr kill

    Beta O’Rourke works for me…

  82. @Evocatus

    Fr. Rodriguez was instructing Councilman O’Rourke and the other members of the El Paso City Council that not only were homosexual acts against church teaching, but that the Church teaching requires Catholic members of the Council to oppose same-sex partner health-care benefits for City employees.

    I recently saw the video of Attorney General Nominee Barr under “friendly” questioning from Louisiana Senator Kennedy, responding that he believes in separation of church and state along with “rendering unto Caeser, those things that are Caeser’s.”

    Yes, I find the Speaker of the House of Representatives expounding on border security being “immoral” whereas being “pro-choice” to be an interesting conundrum. Forget that, I find her preening hypocrisy downright annoying. On the other hand, there are Catholic priests who have suggested that Catholic politicians taking a “pro-choice” stand ought to be denied Communion, and I guess I have trouble with that.

    This is one of those hypotheticals, but suppose I am elected to political office and campaign and vote on the basis that “We ought to overturn Roe-v-Wade and return to the pre-1973 laws regulating abortion.” Strictly speaking, what I am advocating is against Church teaching — the pre-1973 framework was downright permissive of abortion in relation to the Catholic Church’s absolute teaching on the subject, so I should be denied Communion for publically opposing the Church on this?

    To clarify, the Church’s position has always been “no abortion no time under no circumstances” whereas pre 1973 law provided for abortion for medical reasons. It worked kind of like the pre-lottery Vietnam War era draft. If you were an unmarried expectant mother, getting an abortion for any reason was exceedingly hard because a doctor could lose his license or worse, but then with the right connections, exceptions were made. If you were married, and if you had your husband’s consent (important proviso), there was pretty much abortion-on-demand. There is always some manner of medical condition that makes a pregnancy a health issue, and under those circumstances, a woman could get an abortion because of this safe-harbor aspect to the law. Or at least doctors regarded this as a safe harbor, and it was this good-honest-insincerity about laws against abortion that a lot of people were chafing against.

    The Church, however, never recognized a life-or-health-of-the-mother reason for an abortion. The law-of-the-land never embraced Catholic teaching on this subject, and the secular-legal reasons against abortion were anti-vice, not, life-begins-at-conception. I guess the restrictions against abortion pre-1973 were semi-OK with the Church in comparison to what came afterwards, and there weren’t any pro-life marches in Washington in that era.

    I don’t have any particular love for Beto, but it seems the Reverend Father crossed a line in telling Catholic members of the Council that they were going against Church teaching to vote for the partner-benefits measure?

    I could see myself as voting against the measure — it costs the City money, it undermines the institution of one-man one-woman marriage for which we banished the followers of Joseph Smith out to Utah. But telling me that I have to vote down the measure to be a good Catholic? I kinda, sorta have some sympathy for young Councilman O’Rourke?

  83. Anonymous[303] • Disclaimer says:
    @L Woods

    He looks like a Kennedy.

  84. Anonymous[303] • Disclaimer says:
    @Fredrik

    Plenty of slaves were sold to be transported eastwards though…

    Citation needed.

  85. @silviosilver

    Funniest thing I’ve read in a while. Apart from SteveS, not one dude on this blog can work with even square roots – not at all different from the Left.

  86. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Jim Don Bob

    >deleting tweets
    They still don’t understand how the internet works.

  87. @Oleaginous Outrager

    Young healthy people don’t think about this, but there’s a reason you have two kidneys.

    Lots of people have less than 100% functional kidneys when they get older. Two of them in your body can ensure your body continues to function sufficiently when that happens.

    Something to consider when approached by the medical community.

  88. Chris K. says:

    There is a media blackout of how much money Beto O’Rourke married into. His wife is worth a half billion dollars and will inherit more billion(s) it seems. I only know that because I happened to look up who his wife was on Wikipedia one time when I was bored. Another alternative columnist has commented on how O’Rourke’s wealth is not brought up in the media.

    The reason for this is that he has shown himself to be ‘on the team,’ that he will do what big money tells him to do, while projecting a hipster, RFK look, a ‘regular guy’ who plays air keyboards to Baba O’Riley at the drive-thru of Whataburger, as opposed to the nerd misanthrope Senator he narrowly lost to. He has also met with AIPAC and convinced them that he will be subordinate to them with perhaps some superficial nuance thrown in. So no one reports he’s worth a half billion.

    So this article, which I saw from a news browser and was scratching my head about, is a product of the corporate media editorial policy. O’Rourke is privileged because he is a “white male.” She pretends not to know that he is rich. She even openly wonders why he can drive around the country without working. If she doesn’t know that retired congressmen have a lucrative pension, she shouldn’t be a working journalist, of course, in addition to not looking up what he’s worth, but she is following the editorial line.

    The editorial line is telling her that as a black woman, her job is to divide the poor along lines of race and gender. That is why Trump supporters are mostly white males and females without college educations, who get sick of Yalies like this telling them they’re privileged because they’re white males even though they have very modest economic means and no secondary education. If she stopped being dishonest and divisive she would be sacked the next day. Trump himself was promoted for years by the same media corporations.

  89. Anonymous[303] • Disclaimer says:
    @RealistGetsReal

    Funniest thing I’ve read in a while. Apart from SteveS, not one dude on this blog can work with even square roots – not at all different from the Left

    What the hell are you even talking about?

  90. JMS says:
    @RichardTaylor

    “Beto needs to throw some White kids under the bus.”

    The Democrats have now swung so far to the Left that one of their litmus tests is the ‘Reverse Sista’ Soulja’ moment’.

  91. TTSSYF says:
    @RealistGetsReal

    And you know this exactly how, pray tell?

    Laughably irrational comment from one accusing everyone posting comments on this blog of being incapable of doing high school-level math…or is it just the “dudes”?

  92. @Buzz Mohawk

    In an older chick’s way, I am qualified to judge. Upon first sight, Beto reminded me of Robert Kennedy, so I was not surprised when people started making that connection. From drawing a few portraits, I should have known better.

    If you really compare Beto the Irish-Hispanic’s face to RFK’s, you have to stretch to find spacial similarities. Beto’s face is much more elongated, especially between the edge of his bottom lip and his mile-long, pointy chin, whereas RFK has a short, wide, square chin—the exact opposite of Beto’s.

    The space between the end of the nose and the upper lip of both men is somewhat equal, although there is less space in the case of RFK. Both men do have narrow upper lips with slightly protruding lower lips, possibly accounting for the resemblance.

    Beto’s legendary, Hispanic nose is more chiseled, more hard-edged, than RFK’s softly defined Irish nose.

    Beto’s forehead dips in on the sides. It has a slight concavity, like RFK’s wider, less elongated forehead, creating another minor point of spacial similarity.

    Crucial distances between the inner corners of the eyes, the end of the nose, the outer corners of the eyes and outer corners of the upper lip show a longer, overall space in Beto’s case, but proportionate to the rest of the facial features, that key spacial area might be matching enough to create a look-alike phenomenon.

    The other slight point of spacial commonality is the eyes; both politicians have eyes that turn downward on the outer corners. The eye shape might be the biggest reason for the resemblance.

    Then again, with all of the actual visual differences, the Kennedy resemblence might arise more from like mannerisms, which, like Hispanic nicknames, can be constructed not by nature or by God, but by artifice.

    Maybe, Beto did what athletes and actors do, studying films of RFK, trying to mimic his mannerisms.

    In an era when the majority of Americans cannot even tell you when the Civil War ended—and cannot correctly identify the stylish and artistic Jackie Kennedy in photos—if a physical resemblance to an historical figure is the magic elixir for victory, Beto, the Irish-Hispanic male, might consider a plastic surgery procedure to shorten and square off his chin.

    Since women gained the right to vote, “experts” say that physical appearance has determined presidential election outcomes, but this does not take into account changing likely-voter demographics and the differences in the way that men and women evaluate physical appearance.

    In gauging looks and the opposite sex, women are not as simple-minded as men. Look at the Bernie-babe phenomenon, v/s the Hillary-shaming by men, albeit Hillary’s problem might be her ex-wife personality.

    Beto is handsome enough just via comparative youth, but that is not likely to override factors related to the economic well being of eligible and likely voters in the Yellow Vest Era— not even the votes of the female likely voters who are anywhere near the age of putting handsomeness high on their list.

    If you think about it, that handsomeness-predictor factor is linked to an era with a younger overall population. When Warren G. Harding was elected based on appearance,likely female voters were younger and more influenced by looks. Today’s voters are mostly middle aged and over 65.

    Maybe, Beto is courting older likely female voters, using a Kennedy-nostalgia approach.

    That can work both ways.

    When people age, they all lose their youthful looks to varying degrees. But the youthful Trump was flat-out handsome, and that is how many middle-aged and older likely voters remember him.

    If he actually builds the Wall, history will always see him as the young and studly Trump. He will be Trump I, the handsome Scottish-Germanic Wall god.

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  93. @Endgame Napoleon

    Your comment is a wonderful analysis from a woman who obviously has an artists eye. Thank you.

    Maybe, Beto did what athletes and actors do, studying films of RFK, trying to mimic his mannerisms.

    Gary Hart did this. I was a Coloradan when he ran for president, and I remember how he mimicked JFK’s mannerisms, particularly by sticking a hand inside his suit coat or calmly fussing with his tie or hair. Kennedy did those things habitually, but Hart did them intentionally.

    Add to that his name change from Gary Hartpence, and his fudging his age by a year to get himself a Navy commission while Senator, and he appears to have been a phony.

    His home was (maybe still is) down a canyon road from my old hometown. If his drama had happened after Clinton-Lewinsky, his extramarital affair probably wouldn’t have hurt his candidacy at all. The new movie about this should be interesting.

    He had actual Kennedy looks and could throw an axe too. He was a midwestern boy who had turned himself into mountain man. That didn’t work. It was Reagan’s decade.

  94. @Buzz Mohawk

    I can’t remember ever liking Pepsi. Far too heavily carbonated.
    Coke, on the other hand, could even be syrupy.
    Somebody here quite recently spoke of the real thing still being available in Mexico.
    The promise of a 1950’s-like bottle of coke could almost persuade me to visit the place.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  95. @Hail

    She must have spent minimum 8 years in further education. Unless minorities get scholarships, her student debt must be massive.

    How does it work if you marry a girl with > 100k student debt? Is a husband on the hook for any of it? What happens if she’s then a SAHM or low earning? Is it clawed back from her estate on death?

  96. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @Old Palo Altan

    Real Mexican Coke is sold at wherever there is a critical mass of mestizos, since they won’t drink the HFCS loaded stuff. I buy 500 ml “Medio Litro” bottles at the local convenience store all the time.

    Coke also sells real sugar Coke as “kosher for passover” and you can snare it at supermarkets and places where jews are frequently customers, in season. Usually has a yellow cap.

  97. Escher says:
    @jim jones

    Someplace between Brazil and Haiti I would guess. The mixed-race elites will self-segregate and maintain a basic level of civilization.

  98. Trutherator says: • Website

    Blext. Black-latino exit.

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