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From the Washington Post:

Va. Gov. Ralph Northam says he wants to focus rest of his term on racial equity
Northam vows to finish out term, explore ‘white privilege’

By Gregory S. Schneider February 9 at 3:17 PM

RICHMOND — Gov. Ralph Northam, in his first interview since a racist photo from his medical school yearbook came to light a week ago, promised to pursue racial reconciliation as he defended his vow to stay in office despite widespread calls for his resignation.

Northam (D), 59, said he wants to spend the remaining three years of his term trying to ensure that black Virginians have the same opportunities as whites.

Northam seemed chastened and subdued as he described a week of grappling with what “white privilege” means, with the reality of African American history, and with the personal failing of growing up after desegregation and the civil rights era while somehow not realizing that blackface is offensive. …

He said he is monitoring the situation involving Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax (D), who is denying two sexual assault allegations, but that he has not made any decisions about who he might appoint as a replacement if Fairfax heeded calls to resign. …

The governor still contends that he is not in the photograph of one person in blackface and another in KKK robes but could not say how it wound up on his yearbook page, nor why he initially took responsibility for it, other than to say that he was “shocked” when he first saw it on an iPhone the afternoon of Feb. 1.

… Looking ahead, Northam said he has asked his Cabinet secretaries to come up with specific proposals to begin addressing issues of inequality, such as expanding access to health care, housing and transportation, and to begin reporting suggestions on Monday.

“It’s obvious from what happened this week that we still have a lot of work to do.

In other words: Me … I’m okay, you have a lot more taxes to pay.

There are still some very deep wounds in Virginia, and especially in the area of equity,” he said. “There are ongoing inequities to access to things like education, health care, mortgages, capital, entre­pre­neur­ship. And so this has been a real, I think, an awakening for Virginia. It has really raised the level of awareness for racial issues in Virginia. And so we’re ready to learn from our mistakes.”

Northam has been in seclusion all week, using tunnels to shuttle between the mansion and the nearby building where he has an office. He has met with African American legislators and faith and community leaders, and has begun reading up on race — “The Case for Reparations,” an article in the Atlantic by Ta-Nehisi Coates, a few chapters of “Roots,” by Alex Haley.

Northam said he has had painful conversations this week with black lawmakers — who continue to call publicly for him to resign — about the issue of blackface, and why it was wrong for him to wear it to portray Michael Jackson in a San Antonio dance contest in 1984, as he has admitted doing. …

Northam said he had been especially affected by a conversation with a black lawmaker, whom he declined to name, on the topic of blackface. He said he learned about the history of minstrel shows, where white people mocked black people “and exaggerated their characteristics and mannerisms.”

As opposed to rap music, in which blacks quietly discuss their love of homework and other non-stereotypical subjects.

“And the main point that this person told me is that at the end of the day, the white person — just as I was the white person that dressed up as an African American dancer — at the end of the day we can take that makeup off and go back to being white,” but a black person continues to live in that skin and all that it represents.

Another black lawmaker, who he also declined to name, made a powerful point about white privilege, Northam said: That a white person who makes a mistake gets a second chance, while a black person might not. “That really helped put things in perspective for me to better understand why someone of white privilege has the opportunities that they have when an African American . . . doesn’t,” he said.

Think of all the blacks whose careers were instantly ruined for appearing in whiteface.

White Chicks by various Wayans Brothers is a pretty funny movie.

… “First of all what I plan to do . . . is to make sure that we have sensitivity training — in our Cabinet, in our agencies. I also plan to reach out to our colleges and universities and talk about sensitivity training. Even into the K through 12 age range, that’s very important.”

 
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  1. Can anything be done at the federal level about felon voting?

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @J.Ross

    States have a lot of latitude to determine who can and can't vote, or they did until "civil rights'.

    I personally favor the Handgun Rule: If a person cannot own and carry a handgun under the local law they can't vote. Anyone opposing this is saying in essence that voting doesn't matter.

    Replies: @Joe Stalin, @Rosamond Vincy, @Flip

    , @Charles Erwin Wilson
    @J.Ross


    Can anything be done at the federal level about felon voting?
     
    It could be outlawed for federal elections. But it would require courage and political will. And the local level is just as bad. We have idiotic initiatives pushed by dimwitted politicians like Kim Reynolds of Iowa.
    , @Lot
    @J.Ross

    Not with Dems running the House.

    Last year might have passed the GOP House, but Rand Paul is as soft on crime as he is on Arab terrorism so would not have passed the Senate with him and Flake.

    Felon voting is inexplicably popular, and the Florida ban on it was repealed by ballot initiative last year.

    The GOP states that are rapidly browning like TX/GA/NC/AZ would be well advised to pass the strongest law possible while they have a chance.

    Voter ID and drawing legislative districts by citizens or eligible voting population rather than raw population is another no-brainer for all GOP states.

  2. He said he learned about the history of minstrel shows, where white people mocked black people “and exaggerated their characteristics and mannerisms.”

    As opposed to rap music, in which blacks quietly discuss their love of homework and other non-stereotypical subjects.

    This is why I love this site.

    • Agree: Toño Bungay, Kylie
    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @anon

    I am really baffled by the ritual re-education thing. It's from the same lefty line of thinking where verbally hectoring male students in a mandatory lecture will end rape. Racists are the most evil thing ever but talking at them for five minutes will fix it all? This is the admission of snake oil.

    Replies: @Joe Joe, @Charles Erwin Wilson

    , @Bubba
    @anon

    You got that right! Steve hits grand slams with his posts!

  3. First of all what I plan to do . . . is to make sure that we have sensitivity training

    The beatings will continue until the Governor’s morale improves.

    • LOL: bomag
    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @BenKenobi


    The beatings will continue until the Governor’s morale poll numbers improve.
     
    , @Lugash
    @BenKenobi


    The beatings will continue until the Governor’s morale poll numbers improve.
     
  4. • Replies: @Charles Erwin Wilson
    @Stephen Paul Foster


    When are we going to done with”racism”?
     
    You know the answer. As long as it is useful to Democrats.
    , @Oswald Spengler
    @Stephen Paul Foster

    Colin Quinn once said regarding racism and white guilt that "White people are in the middle of the world's longest apology."

    , @South Texas Guy
    @Stephen Paul Foster

    When a critical mass of Asians and latinos arrive/become politically woke. Math is math. Only so much free stuff to spread around. You see that in Brazil.

    Or, alternatively, when blackface comes back into style.

  5. It has really raised the level of awareness for racial issues…

    What came before was just warm-up. Now that Northam is woke, the S. Will Hit the Fan.

    This piece is in the running for inclusion in the ongoing collection for the book of Holy Writ, to be recited by YT as he marches around the compound contemplating his existence as a poor, miserable sinner.

  6. Northam vows to finish out term, explore ‘white privilege’

    So now even disinterested whites have a good reason to want this loser out of office.

  7. This is why the mainstream conservative strategy of trying to claim “the Left/the Democrats are the real racists” will never work. Even if these mainstream conservatives win a minor battle occasionally the only result is the Left doubling down on their commitment to fight ‘white privilege’ and ‘white supremacy’ – in other words, even more attacks against the people who vote for conservatives.

    • Replies: @Authenticjazzman
    @Emblematic

    " will never work" Pure BS.

    The only reason why it ever "worked" for the Democrats was because of the sheer repetition, the relentless overkill with which they pounded it into the the public mind for decades on end.
    It never "worked" becasue of the "truth" of it, as it is most certainly one of the most odious lies of US political history, and if it worked for the Democrats , just why should it not work for the Republicans, or are you admitting that they, the Democrats are right with the claim of the Republicans being more racist than they themselves are, and have been.

    The Democrats have gained millions of undeserved voters, simply by beating this bludgeon of Republican
    "racism" in to the public mind for decades on end, and it is high time that the Republicans begin to turn it around and to throw it right back at them, period.

    AJM

    Replies: @Emblematic

    , @Charles Erwin Wilson
    @Emblematic

    You think it won't work, but nothing ever works, until it does.

    Democrats think reality does not apply to them. Reality has the last word.

    Maybe 'true racists' won't work. But keeping at them, well, that will work.

  8. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @J.Ross
    Can anything be done at the federal level about felon voting?

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Charles Erwin Wilson, @Lot

    States have a lot of latitude to determine who can and can’t vote, or they did until “civil rights’.

    I personally favor the Handgun Rule: If a person cannot own and carry a handgun under the local law they can’t vote. Anyone opposing this is saying in essence that voting doesn’t matter.

    • Replies: @Joe Stalin
    @Anonymous

    So, without the "Handgun Rule" you would have Felons (mostly) voting for Gun Controllers.

    That's why the Democrat Party is so supportive of more Gun Control in Illinois.

    It's just reflecting the best interests of it's most loyal supporters.

    , @Rosamond Vincy
    @Anonymous

    This makes sense. Many people don't own a gun nor intend to get one, but could, legally. Anyone who isn't fit to own a gun, whether because of criminal record or mental impairment, isn't fit to vote.

    , @Flip
    @Anonymous

    I like that.

  9. “And the main point that this person told me is that at the end of the day, the white person — just as I was the white person that dressed up as an African American dancer — at the end of the day we can take that makeup off and go back to being white,” but a black person continues to live in that skin and all that it represents.“

    Um, isn’t that racist? I thought black was beautiful.

  10. “There’s so much deep division in our society, I tell ya what—it’s got me spooked.”

    • LOL: reactionry, Bubba
    • Replies: @trelane
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    The governor's ears, quite floppy as they may be, appear to be situated rather low on his head. In early fetal development the ears migrate from a low position toward a normal position midway up the head.

    In the photo you provided it does not appear that this migration occurred in the case of the governor. Minor facial anomaly?. The woman to his left in the photograph (wife, mistress, aide, psychiatrist?) appears to be looking directly at the governor's misplaced ear(s). She does not appear happy.

    Replies: @Charles Erwin Wilson, @Hypnotoad666, @Achmed E. Newman

    , @Achmed E. Newman
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    LOL! Sailer's snarky lines were great, but this one may beat 'em all! Thanks.

    Replies: @Jenner Ickham Errican

    , @Lot
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    https://s.abcnews.com/images/US/ralph-northam-01-ap-jef-190205_hpMain_16x9_992.jpg

    "I apologize for the embarrassment all this has caused my wife. But as Lt. Gov. Fairfax says, you can't pin a good woman down."

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Redneck farmer, @Buffalo Joe

    , @reactionry
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    Not being a reprehensible racist, I have *no* idea what you're talking about. Unlike OJ Detective Mark Fuhrman, I've never once uttered the "N-Word" - what's more, haven't a clue what that "N" might stand for. Perhaps you're referencing some old obscure ethnic slur of which I've never heard.
    Oh, and thanks a lot - just great - now a so-called "friend" is sniggering that there's something offensive in Orwell's
    "If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - forever."

    , @Charles Erwin Wilson
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    Is that Kamala Harris by Northum? No wonder he is spooked.

  11. @anon

    He said he learned about the history of minstrel shows, where white people mocked black people “and exaggerated their characteristics and mannerisms.”

    As opposed to rap music, in which blacks quietly discuss their love of homework and other non-stereotypical subjects.
     
    This is why I love this site.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Bubba

    I am really baffled by the ritual re-education thing. It’s from the same lefty line of thinking where verbally hectoring male students in a mandatory lecture will end rape. Racists are the most evil thing ever but talking at them for five minutes will fix it all? This is the admission of snake oil.

    • Replies: @Joe Joe
    @J.Ross

    these mandatory racial sensitivity seminars are never just five minutes long. They are at least two hours long to justify the hefty fee that the "facilitator" receives

    , @Charles Erwin Wilson
    @J.Ross


    This is the admission of snake oil.
     
    You are a generous fellow. It is not just the admission, it is the endorsement.
  12. • Replies: @Rosamond Vincy
    @Peripatetic Commenter

    Shirley Temple was a Republican:

    From 27:03

    https://youtu.be/EVsow9YCZkE

  13. I could care less about Northam, and I could care less about blackface, and I could care less about Klan robes. Frankly, I think racial humor can be screamingly funny in some circumstances.

    But what burns me about this whole thing is how the Democrats are either defending Northam, or issuing an insincere, perfunctory “Yeah, he should resign” statement, with a wink and a nod that betrays the fact that a) they won’t be calling up Antifa to stage demonstrations in Richmond and threaten to burn the governor’s mansion any time soon, and b) if he were to resign he’d be replaced by another Democrat.

    And it burns me because if Northam had an “R” after his name, Al Sharpton would be down there inciting riots, the FBI and the DOJ would be conducting a “civil rights” investigation, (((Jerrold Nadler))) and the House Judiciary Committee would be holding hearings and having the leadership of the SPLC testify, Antifa would be burning cars in the streets, and the Republican Party, the national leftist (((media))), and the so-called “conservative” media cucks like National Review would be calling for his head.

    And if he had an “R” after his name, he would resign. Look at what they did to Trent Lott over nothing — and they got away with it, because the Republicans are weak, pusillanimous, craven, and insipid.

    • Replies: @Jmaie
    @Dr. X

    Just in time, via the Atlantic website, an article by (African-American) professor John McWhorter entitled "Are all Instances of Blackface Alike?" Thrust of the piece, blackface as mockery (a la Governor Northam) is an unforgivable sin whereas as mere resembling blackface (a la AG Herring) is not.

    I happen to agree with the basic premise but color me suspicious of the timing (pun intended). Could it have anything to do with the fact that a republican would become governor should the current governor, lieutenant governor and AG resign?

  14. Add to my List Of reparations….Blacks can always dress in “Whiteface.”

    • Replies: @Forbes
    @Buffalo Joe

    BJoe... Did you hear Lizzy Warren admitted wearing paleface to a college party...
    ;-0

  15. • Replies: @Lot
    @newrouter

    Svigor complained there isn't more antisemitic movies.

    Here's a Jew committing what might be the worst crime short of murder.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tuu5YtkPIo

    Who bets on a bobtail nag?

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Rosamond Vincy, @Bubba, @Almost Missouri

  16. anon[415] • Disclaimer says:

    I am 59 yrs old and I don’t know if younger people can understand just how much the public discourse has degenerated in the past 10 years or so.
    We are not just becoming more divided -we are becoming vastly more stupid.
    Americans are no longer a serious people. It will take a generation of war and poverty in the homeland to make us serious again.

    • Agree: Joseph Doaks, Abe
    • Replies: @Jamie_NYC
    @anon

    Agree, however, not sure about the salience of it all. You remember the race riots in the late 60s, the Weather Underground etc.? Who would have thought that this country would go on for another 50 years? Perhaps this too shall pass.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Paleo Liberal

    , @Abe
    @anon


    We are not just becoming more divided -we are becoming vastly more stupid.
     
    Barf. Despite apparently being a creepy semi-high functional autistic weirdo who thinks nothing wrong with infanticide (and as my wife and I have gone through late middle age and have had to see a whole lot more doctors I’ve noticed the medical field is quite replete with this type, especially among specialists) I was gonna give Northam a heap load of big [email protected] credit for refusing to resign and auto-unperson himself (still amazed Al Franken did this when he was basically untouchable- how does one unseat or muscle-out a sitting Senator?- what kind of pressure did or could the [email protected] bring to bear against him? the hidden racketeer mechanics of the MeToo purges will be one of the great conspiracies for future historians to unravel).

    And yet- yes, Northam has just proven it is possible for white people to sink to a lower level of depravity than willingly, happily slitting their own throats for the sake of anti-racist purity. And we still have not hit bottom- we will probably yet reach a point where we will beg for a return to the days when a pseudo-intellectual clown like TaNeshi Coates could set the terms of debate.

    , @Old Prude
    @anon

    Like Fred Reed said: We are spending our time talking about who grabbed whose ass,and who can use which bathroom. Chicken Sh**

  17. @Jenner Ickham Errican
    https://s.abcnews.com/images/US/ralph-northam-01-ap-jef-190205_hpMain_16x9_992.jpg

    “There’s so much deep division in our society, I tell ya what—it’s got me spooked.”

    Replies: @trelane, @Achmed E. Newman, @Lot, @reactionry, @Charles Erwin Wilson

    The governor’s ears, quite floppy as they may be, appear to be situated rather low on his head. In early fetal development the ears migrate from a low position toward a normal position midway up the head.

    In the photo you provided it does not appear that this migration occurred in the case of the governor. Minor facial anomaly?. The woman to his left in the photograph (wife, mistress, aide, psychiatrist?) appears to be looking directly at the governor’s misplaced ear(s). She does not appear happy.

    • Replies: @Charles Erwin Wilson
    @trelane


    In early fetal development the ears migrate from a low position toward a normal position midway up the head.
     
    The ears indicate arrested development. Northum's actions confirm the diagnosis.
    , @Hypnotoad666
    @trelane


    The woman to his left in the photograph (wife, mistress, aide, psychiatrist?) appears to be looking directly at the governor’s misplaced ear(s). She does not appear happy.
     
    That's his wife. She's the one who basically told him to STFU at the press conference where he offered to show reporters his Michael Jackson impersonation by doing the moonwalk.

    She's definitely the brains of the operation.

    Replies: @anon tinkers are still around, @Kyle, @Achmed E. Newman

    , @Achmed E. Newman
    @trelane

    That's interesting about the ears, in one way - do they make Klan hoods that fit this kind of anomaly?

    "If the hood doesn't fit, you don't need to quit!"

  18. “Governor Northam Vows to Not Resign; Instead, He Will Read Ta-Nehisi Coates and Raise Your Taxes”

    So he vows to get dumber. I admire his honesty.

    “Northam said he had been especially affected by a conversation with a black lawmaker, whom he declined to name, on the topic of blackface.”

    Would blacks have ever even cared about blackface had pearl clutching whites not started condemning it first?

    • Replies: @Abe
    @MikeatMikedotMike

    Like I said before, Disney- right here, right now- is selling a Lando Calrisian costume on its e-store-

    https://www.shopdisney.com/lando-calrissian-grand-heritage-costume-for-adults-by-rubies-1481124

    Is it OK for a white person to buy and wear this even sans jerri curl and blackface?

    The executive chain of one of our more important states (and basically home of the capital of the world) has self-immolated over Halloween costumes and “believe the woman” 40 year old virgin white knight pieties. When does normie America awaken to the fact Trump is not the clown, but clown world’s biggest nemesis?

  19. I have ideological differencess with governor Northam. However I don’t have a problem with his response to the alleged racism. Trump has taught us how to fight baseless character assasimation. The same way you deal with the cops. Always deny it. Always double down.

    • Replies: @William Badwhite
    @Kyle

    Bad comparison. Trump either ignores it or punches back, hard. This clown is just floundering and pandering.

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Kyle


    However I don’t have a problem with his response to the alleged racism.
     
    I do. Namely, that he wouldn't accord me the same privilege.

    Replies: @South Texas Guy

  20. @Jenner Ickham Errican
    https://s.abcnews.com/images/US/ralph-northam-01-ap-jef-190205_hpMain_16x9_992.jpg

    “There’s so much deep division in our society, I tell ya what—it’s got me spooked.”

    Replies: @trelane, @Achmed E. Newman, @Lot, @reactionry, @Charles Erwin Wilson

    LOL! Sailer’s snarky lines were great, but this one may beat ’em all! Thanks.

    • Replies: @Jenner Ickham Errican
    @Achmed E. Newman

    :)

  21. @J.Ross
    Can anything be done at the federal level about felon voting?

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Charles Erwin Wilson, @Lot

    Can anything be done at the federal level about felon voting?

    It could be outlawed for federal elections. But it would require courage and political will. And the local level is just as bad. We have idiotic initiatives pushed by dimwitted politicians like Kim Reynolds of Iowa.

  22. ” I also plan to reach out to our colleges and universities and talk about sensitivity training. Even into the K through 12 age range, that’s very important.”

    Ear buds and home-schooling for the win!

  23. I think it reasonable to address unresolved inequity.
    However, I am more concerned when liberals intend to advance legislation to further murder children out of the womb.

    I am not that shocked that they could be any more dark . . but it’s very unsettling, that is not a primary concern.
    —————–

    On a lighter note: some of the comments were very humorous.

  24. @Stephen Paul Foster
    When are we going to done with"racism"?

    http://fosterspeak.blogspot.com/2019/02/racism-its-time-to-repudiate-guilt.html

    Replies: @Charles Erwin Wilson, @Oswald Spengler, @South Texas Guy

    When are we going to done with”racism”?

    You know the answer. As long as it is useful to Democrats.

  25. Anonymous [AKA "Lusash"] says:
    @BenKenobi

    First of all what I plan to do . . . is to make sure that we have sensitivity training
     
    The beatings will continue until the Governor's morale improves.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Lugash

    The beatings will continue until the Governor’s morale poll numbers improve.

  26. @trelane
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    The governor's ears, quite floppy as they may be, appear to be situated rather low on his head. In early fetal development the ears migrate from a low position toward a normal position midway up the head.

    In the photo you provided it does not appear that this migration occurred in the case of the governor. Minor facial anomaly?. The woman to his left in the photograph (wife, mistress, aide, psychiatrist?) appears to be looking directly at the governor's misplaced ear(s). She does not appear happy.

    Replies: @Charles Erwin Wilson, @Hypnotoad666, @Achmed E. Newman

    In early fetal development the ears migrate from a low position toward a normal position midway up the head.

    The ears indicate arrested development. Northum’s actions confirm the diagnosis.

  27. @BenKenobi

    First of all what I plan to do . . . is to make sure that we have sensitivity training
     
    The beatings will continue until the Governor's morale improves.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Lugash

    The beatings will continue until the Governor’s morale poll numbers improve.

  28. Northam said: That a white person who makes a mistake gets a second chance, while a black person might not.

    Uhh, dude, you are white … now, I mean, … this ain’t that one med-school party. I don’t think you should get a 2nd chance.

    Steve, this reminds me of a theme you’ve been writing about in which you question if any white high-level official has ever resigned to make way for dieversity. This is Governor Northam’s big chance to be first at something and help a bruttha get a hand up, NOT a hand-out.

    • Replies: @Redneck farmer
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Except the bruttha would probably not win re-election.

  29. What are we to do about the increasing numbers of negro women ( and the occasional negro male) appearing in public with blonde hair? Even Governor Northam did not walk around campus in black face.

  30. @trelane
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    The governor's ears, quite floppy as they may be, appear to be situated rather low on his head. In early fetal development the ears migrate from a low position toward a normal position midway up the head.

    In the photo you provided it does not appear that this migration occurred in the case of the governor. Minor facial anomaly?. The woman to his left in the photograph (wife, mistress, aide, psychiatrist?) appears to be looking directly at the governor's misplaced ear(s). She does not appear happy.

    Replies: @Charles Erwin Wilson, @Hypnotoad666, @Achmed E. Newman

    The woman to his left in the photograph (wife, mistress, aide, psychiatrist?) appears to be looking directly at the governor’s misplaced ear(s). She does not appear happy.

    That’s his wife. She’s the one who basically told him to STFU at the press conference where he offered to show reporters his Michael Jackson impersonation by doing the moonwalk.

    She’s definitely the brains of the operation.

    • Replies: @anon tinkers are still around
    @Hypnotoad666

    She’s definitely the brains of the operation.

    You can say that again.
    How did this moron ever qualify as a doctor?

    Replies: @Authenticjazzman, @Buffalo Joe

    , @Kyle
    @Hypnotoad666

    She’s the brains of the operation. But the govenor is a natural politician. Governor Northam is never going to convince black people that he’s not racist. He’s white. A rousing Michael jackson impersonation and a cool moon walk would win over more black enthusiasm than any amount of groveling ever could. Smart people like his wife are incapable of understanding this. The wife should have let Governor fetal alchohol syndrome do his thing. He’s a natural politician and she isn’t. As Yogi Berra would have termed it, when did smart people become so dumb?

    , @Achmed E. Newman
    @Hypnotoad666

    Look, I know you all might not be The Office fans but you've just got to watch this one! It's in reply to:


    She’s the one who basically told him to STFU at the press conference where he offered to show reporters his Michael Jackson impersonation by doing the moonwalk.
     
    ... which, if true, just cracks me up and also proves Anon-#414's point up above (comment #16 for now).

    To give the background, Michael Scott, the white guy there, is boss of the office. He got in trouble from corporate for doing a Chris Rock imitation, and so the black guy you see has been paid to run a sensitivity-session for the ~15 person office. (See, Michael Scott likes to always run the show, and hates that this guy gets to talk to his employees to begin with.)

    You will not regret the 1 min 45 sec. of your time wasted.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-N-lix79zuk

    Replies: @Hypnotoad666

  31. This seems strangely familiar…

    Was it Harvey Weinstein who responded to his me-too accusers by promising to rededicate himself to the fight against Global Warming, or something like that?

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @vinteuil

    Second Amendment but yes.

    , @Flip
    @vinteuil

    The NRA

    , @Billy Corr
    @vinteuil

    No! He started yapping about how he was going to *go after* Wayne LaPierre and the NRA!

    Hah! A fat lot of good THAT silliness did him! Nobody even remembers it now!

    Actually, I'm surprised that Harvey - who must know scores of people with ocean-going yachts - didn't quietly disappear over the horizon for a three-year cruise-of-a-lifetime and let the whole thing blow over - like a certain small Polish movie director once did.

    PLUS it is also puzzling that Harvey insisted on forcing his attentions on aspirant starlets who found him repulsive (he DOES look repulsive) rather than simply ordering the day's best offer from California's finest escort agencies and enjoying the attentions of splendid and very versatile lovelies who have trained themselves to pretend (convincingly) to find the repulsive attractive.

  32. istevefan says:

    I would imagine from the black point of view this is the best case scenario. If he resigns you may or may not get a black governor. But now that he will stay, you will most certainly get a toady who will go out of his way to please black voters and advocate for their issues.

    • Replies: @Dan Hayes
    @istevefan

    istevefan:

    Before these present unpleasantries the good governor was batting 1000 in efforts to please/appease black voters. If he survives, rest assured it will be leaps and bounds over 1000!

  33. This fellow likely did more for white male citizens, by not stepping down, than Trump has done in over two years. Sad!

  34. @vinteuil
    This seems strangely familiar...

    Was it Harvey Weinstein who responded to his me-too accusers by promising to rededicate himself to the fight against Global Warming, or something like that?

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Flip, @Billy Corr

    Second Amendment but yes.

  35. @Achmed E. Newman
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    LOL! Sailer's snarky lines were great, but this one may beat 'em all! Thanks.

    Replies: @Jenner Ickham Errican

    🙂

  36. @anon
    I am 59 yrs old and I don't know if younger people can understand just how much the public discourse has degenerated in the past 10 years or so.
    We are not just becoming more divided -we are becoming vastly more stupid.
    Americans are no longer a serious people. It will take a generation of war and poverty in the homeland to make us serious again.

    Replies: @Jamie_NYC, @Abe, @Old Prude

    Agree, however, not sure about the salience of it all. You remember the race riots in the late 60s, the Weather Underground etc.? Who would have thought that this country would go on for another 50 years? Perhaps this too shall pass.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @Jamie_NYC

    Yeah, I understand your thinking, Jamie, but in the 1960's the US had the strongest economy in the world by a factor of 2, 3, 5(?) over any other country, a very united silent majority, and the immigration-invasion had just barely gotten going in the middle of that decade.

    It's different now, as they say. There's not enough wealth and economic might to support an even higher level of stupidity.

    , @Paleo Liberal
    @Jamie_NYC

    Good point.

    Our nation has flipped between working together and being divided.

    Two World Wars and the Great Depression did a lot to unify the country. Plenty of things since then to divide us.

    Not to mention there are many people who personally thrive in divided times, and they have good reason to stoke the fires. Most domestic, some foreign.

  37. If you think economic corrections are bad, wait ’til you see the moral correction. Today we hear unsupported moralizing from the loudest and least. Tomorrow will be enhanced promotion of public policy that has zero relation to decisions on the ground. When backed by emotional certainty, intolerance, and the police powers of the state, failed policy is worse than useless, for a violent correction is inevitable.

  38. So if Northam stays in office all white Virginians will have to take anti-racist sensitivity training to atone for his sins.

    Does that mean that if he resigns and lets the black rapist Lt. Governor take over that all black Virginians will be required to take anti-rape training?

    I think I’d go for the second option if I lived in Virginia.

    • Replies: @Lot
    @Hypnotoad666

    "all white Virginians will have to take anti-racist sensitivity training to atone for his sins."

    https://media.salon.com/2017/08/tim-wise-charlottesville.jpg

    Tim Wise: I'm ready Mr. Governor!

    Replies: @Charles Erwin Wilson

  39. @istevefan
    I would imagine from the black point of view this is the best case scenario. If he resigns you may or may not get a black governor. But now that he will stay, you will most certainly get a toady who will go out of his way to please black voters and advocate for their issues.

    Replies: @Dan Hayes

    istevefan:

    Before these present unpleasantries the good governor was batting 1000 in efforts to please/appease black voters. If he survives, rest assured it will be leaps and bounds over 1000!

  40. Honest to God if I had not been reading iSteve since 2006, I would not have found this story funny.

  41. Think of all the blacks whose careers were instantly ruined for appearing in whiteface.

    Punching Up vs. Punching Down

  42. @J.Ross
    Can anything be done at the federal level about felon voting?

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Charles Erwin Wilson, @Lot

    Not with Dems running the House.

    Last year might have passed the GOP House, but Rand Paul is as soft on crime as he is on Arab terrorism so would not have passed the Senate with him and Flake.

    Felon voting is inexplicably popular, and the Florida ban on it was repealed by ballot initiative last year.

    The GOP states that are rapidly browning like TX/GA/NC/AZ would be well advised to pass the strongest law possible while they have a chance.

    Voter ID and drawing legislative districts by citizens or eligible voting population rather than raw population is another no-brainer for all GOP states.

  43. @Hypnotoad666
    @trelane


    The woman to his left in the photograph (wife, mistress, aide, psychiatrist?) appears to be looking directly at the governor’s misplaced ear(s). She does not appear happy.
     
    That's his wife. She's the one who basically told him to STFU at the press conference where he offered to show reporters his Michael Jackson impersonation by doing the moonwalk.

    She's definitely the brains of the operation.

    Replies: @anon tinkers are still around, @Kyle, @Achmed E. Newman

    She’s definitely the brains of the operation.

    You can say that again.
    How did this moron ever qualify as a doctor?

    • Agree: Dan Hayes, Dtbb
    • Replies: @Authenticjazzman
    @anon tinkers are still around

    " How did this moron ever qualify as a doctor"

    Well I can give you a few hints, seeing as I was in fact married to an MD for four years, late eighties, and my current brother in law , plus my niece and her husband are all Medicos, my brother in law is retired, and he, aside from stating that he would willingingly donate, (he is quite wealthy) a large sum of money to the German "Linken", he did in fact gift his beautiful Gibson jazz guitar to somone else, and he can't remember who, instead of to myself an active jazz player. He strived to learn jazz guitar decades ago, but gave it up as it was "too difficult".
    My point being that they are a strange lot, disturbed and neurotic,and biased beyond description, the bulk of them.
    The study of medicine has no correlation with "education" per se', and if you would conduct an interview with a cross section of medical students , you would come to the realization that most of them are bizarre "wierdos", and not the kind of guy/gal with whom you would sit down to a few beers with, of course there are always the occasional exceptions, but rest assured, most of them are stranger than fiction.

    Authenticjazzman "Mensa" qualified since ^1973, airborne trtained US Army vet, and pro jazz artist.

    , @Buffalo Joe
    @anon tinkers are still around

    tinker, Old saying but..."Do you know what they call the person who finishes last in their Medical School Class?...Doctor."

  44. …but that he has not made any decisions about who he might appoint as a replacement if Fairfax heeded calls to resign.

    Agnew–>Ford! Agnew–>Ford!

    Once Spiro was gone, Democrats felt easier impeaching Nixon. Similarly, should Northam resign, Fairfax is governor, and there’s no guarantee he would step down as well.

    But if they can find someone squeaky-clean in the meantime, Northam can step down without turning the office over to that wild-card third-place Republican who won the coin toss.

  45. @Hypnotoad666
    So if Northam stays in office all white Virginians will have to take anti-racist sensitivity training to atone for his sins.

    Does that mean that if he resigns and lets the black rapist Lt. Governor take over that all black Virginians will be required to take anti-rape training?

    I think I'd go for the second option if I lived in Virginia.

    Replies: @Lot

    “all white Virginians will have to take anti-racist sensitivity training to atone for his sins.”

    Tim Wise: I’m ready Mr. Governor!

    • Replies: @Charles Erwin Wilson
    @Lot


    Tim Wise
     
    Wise is a professional hater. And libtards pay him to hate. Wise is a hostis humani generis, at least if you are white.
  46. The un-PC truth is that contemporary attitudes toward African Americans are influenced infinitely more by ubiquitous cell phone videos of criminal and otherwise antisocial behavior than they are by the use of black face or other currently verboten portrayals of blacks.

    • Replies: @South Texas Guy
    @Dave Pinsen

    You're right. But I wonder about the 'I know it, but can't say it,' quotient on that. Most of my friends are right leaning, but when I say something factual (or to a great extent, at least), like 'jews run Hollywood, or blacks commit a disproportionate amount of crime,' a large fraction give me the raised eyebrow.

    In other words, they know it, but then again, they are willfully ignoring it.

    , @Buffalo Joe
    @Dave Pinsen

    Dave, and that is why MSM rarely describes a criminal, unless they are white. Even if the description later proves to be false. Remember the "white" guy who shot the little black girl in her mother's van?

    Replies: @Dave Pinsen

  47. “…and has begun reading up on race…a few chapters of “Roots,” by Alex Haley.”

    Can’t blame Klanned Parenthood Guberner – it takes friggin’ 729 pages in paperback, and not one, but two mini-series, before Kunta makes it from here:

    to there :

    • Replies: @Charles Erwin Wilson
    @bored identity

    Damn. Star Trek put his eyes out? Vicious bastards.

  48. @Jenner Ickham Errican
    https://s.abcnews.com/images/US/ralph-northam-01-ap-jef-190205_hpMain_16x9_992.jpg

    “There’s so much deep division in our society, I tell ya what—it’s got me spooked.”

    Replies: @trelane, @Achmed E. Newman, @Lot, @reactionry, @Charles Erwin Wilson

    “I apologize for the embarrassment all this has caused my wife. But as Lt. Gov. Fairfax says, you can’t pin a good woman down.”

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Lot

    The wife is just wincing at having to stand there. I dunno anything about her but her expression is classic. You're trained by TV for this sort of "politician apologizes for scandal" trope but how could she ever expect such an idiotic scandal

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    , @Redneck farmer
    @Lot

    I shouldn't have LOL'd, but I did.

    , @Buffalo Joe
    @Lot

    Lot, The wife looks a bit like Kamala.

  49. @Kyle
    I have ideological differencess with governor Northam. However I don’t have a problem with his response to the alleged racism. Trump has taught us how to fight baseless character assasimation. The same way you deal with the cops. Always deny it. Always double down.

    Replies: @William Badwhite, @Reg Cæsar

    Bad comparison. Trump either ignores it or punches back, hard. This clown is just floundering and pandering.

  50. It certainly was amusing for a while seeing him hang on despite the rather egregious offense.

    But seriously, now he has got to resign. He’s compromised.

    • Replies: @Oswald Spengler
    @bucky

    Does Northam really have to resign? It would seem, judging from his groveling statements that the racial grievance industry has the governor right where they want him...in more ways than one.

  51. He should have to read Coates aloud with a strait face, on a webcast, every time he releases a new article.

    • Replies: @Rosamond Vincy
    @songbird

    The straight face would be the deal-breaker. Ever hear of an Eye of Argon reading?


    Rule 1: Read it exactly as written. Use only the punctuation that is there; no more, no less. Pronounce the words as spelled, not what you think was meant.
    Rule 2: When you start laughing, you're done and must pass it to the next reader.
    Rule 3: The next reader must start at the beginning of the sentence that cracked up the previous reader. If you begin laughing uncontrollably before you start, you must pass it on.
    Rule 4: Anyone who makes it through a full page, is pronounced either: a professional news reader or over-rehearsed and must pass it on. (Greg Bear is one of the few people whom I've ever seen do this--but he's had decades of practice.)
    Rule 5: No fair hurrying through without thinking about what you are reading. A proper dramatic reading is required. Acting out scenes is optional.
    Rule 6: If you act out scenes, no live steel.
    https://www-users.cs.york.ac.uk/susan/sf/eyeargon/argnrule.htm

     

  52. @newrouter
    Blackface History Is Jewish History

    https://www.unz.com/article/blackface-history-is-jewish-history/

    Replies: @Lot

    Svigor complained there isn’t more antisemitic movies.

    Here’s a Jew committing what might be the worst crime short of murder.

    Who bets on a bobtail nag?

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    @Lot


    Svigor complained there isn’t more antisemitic movies.
     
    No, he didn't, but that's a nice calumny you're spreadin' there.

    Replies: @Lot

    , @Rosamond Vincy
    @Lot

    Never hear that song without thinking of this classic character:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LYyHifLHp00

    Replies: @Lot

    , @Bubba
    @Lot

    "What in the Wide, Wide World of Sports is a goin’ on here! I hired you people to get a little track laid, not to jump around like a bunch of Kansas City faggots!"

    It seems Mel Brooks should be re-educated in a PC camp for poking fun at homosexuals 40 years ago. However, the PC police might give him a break because he was making fun of white people

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gj9uEeuDtQ

    Replies: @Rosamond Vincy

    , @Almost Missouri
    @Lot

    As Wikipedia's been a nest of PC vipers, I was surprised several years ago to find that the Wikipedia entry for Al Jolson went out of its way to justify Al Jolson's use of blackface. Even today, the Wiki article is at worst ambivalent and kind of paints blackface in a favorable light.


    "To wear or even enjoy blackface was literally, for a time, to become black, to inherit the cool, virility, humility, abandon, or gaité de coeur that were the prime components of white ideologies of black manhood."
     
    I think Gov. Northam is too far down the road he's chosen, but the next person accused of this peculiar form of facecrime can mine old Wikipedia entries for justification and leave everyone with the feeling that blackface performers were early civil rights activists.

    Replies: @Joe Stalin, @Lot, @Kratoklastes

  53. ‘… “First of all what I plan to do . . . is to make sure that we have sensitivity training — in our Cabinet, in our agencies. I also plan to reach out to our colleges and universities and talk about sensitivity training. Even into the K through 12 age range, that’s very important.”’

    Assuming white people sre to continue to be taught to grovel and lick up the spittle they are to be coated in, it probably is very important.

    • Replies: @William Badwhite
    @Colin Wright


    I also plan to reach out to our colleges and universities and talk about sensitivity training. Even into the K through 12 age range, that’s very important.”’
     
    This is a great idea Ralph, because kids in the K-12 age range aren't already exposed at all to nonstop propaganda about black gentle giant victimhood, white privilege, blah blah.

    The idea of lecturing white kids on their innate badness sure is a novel concept. Of course, if they're in "diverse" public schools, the propaganda will have to be doubled in order to offset what the kids are seeing every day with their own eyes.
  54. Satire sites like The Onion are getting increasingly stiff competition in recent years…

  55. I think we may have turned a corner here in white privilege redemption. I think our vibrant friends have realized that it’s just not useful to let these YT pols just up and quit. Better to have them cowed in place, because any municipality of any size will soon run up against the rocks if a son of the dark continent takes the wheel. I think maybe they are realizing that “access to whites” is going to be necessary to keep the gibs coming and the internet going and the infrastructure running. Just as long as the YT governor understands who he’s working for.

  56. @Stephen Paul Foster
    When are we going to done with"racism"?

    http://fosterspeak.blogspot.com/2019/02/racism-its-time-to-repudiate-guilt.html

    Replies: @Charles Erwin Wilson, @Oswald Spengler, @South Texas Guy

    Colin Quinn once said regarding racism and white guilt that “White people are in the middle of the world’s longest apology.”

  57. @bucky
    It certainly was amusing for a while seeing him hang on despite the rather egregious offense.

    But seriously, now he has got to resign. He's compromised.

    Replies: @Oswald Spengler

    Does Northam really have to resign? It would seem, judging from his groveling statements that the racial grievance industry has the governor right where they want him…in more ways than one.

  58. bjondo [AKA "5 dancing shlomos"] says:

    Dear Gov,

    Tar and chicken feather self.

  59. Haven’t y’all read the polls? Blacks think Northam should be forgiven and allowed to stay in office.

    This whole thing was absurd. I thought Northam was a bland non-entity until he impressed me by saying fuck you to the establishment and staying in office. Al Franken could learn a thing or two.

    Now the polls are out, and all the media idiots on Twitter are being forced to acknowledge that the actual voters don’t give a shit about the whole thing.

    God speed.

    • Replies: @Lagertha
    @education realist

    disagree. Virginia old guard is finding its spine. Northam & co. will resign because they are dividing the country...and, frankly, are too tacky - there is momentum for them to resign....from both parties - it is still, GOT in Va. And, New Englanders will demand that they step off: as NH and ME are vulnerable, because of fear of taxation - the new fear, btw.

  60. @anon
    I am 59 yrs old and I don't know if younger people can understand just how much the public discourse has degenerated in the past 10 years or so.
    We are not just becoming more divided -we are becoming vastly more stupid.
    Americans are no longer a serious people. It will take a generation of war and poverty in the homeland to make us serious again.

    Replies: @Jamie_NYC, @Abe, @Old Prude

    We are not just becoming more divided -we are becoming vastly more stupid.

    Barf. Despite apparently being a creepy semi-high functional autistic weirdo who thinks nothing wrong with infanticide (and as my wife and I have gone through late middle age and have had to see a whole lot more doctors I’ve noticed the medical field is quite replete with this type, especially among specialists) I was gonna give Northam a heap load of big [email protected] credit for refusing to resign and auto-unperson himself (still amazed Al Franken did this when he was basically untouchable- how does one unseat or muscle-out a sitting Senator?- what kind of pressure did or could the [email protected] bring to bear against him? the hidden racketeer mechanics of the MeToo purges will be one of the great conspiracies for future historians to unravel).

    And yet- yes, Northam has just proven it is possible for white people to sink to a lower level of depravity than willingly, happily slitting their own throats for the sake of anti-racist purity. And we still have not hit bottom- we will probably yet reach a point where we will beg for a return to the days when a pseudo-intellectual clown like TaNeshi Coates could set the terms of debate.

  61. @Lot
    @newrouter

    Svigor complained there isn't more antisemitic movies.

    Here's a Jew committing what might be the worst crime short of murder.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tuu5YtkPIo

    Who bets on a bobtail nag?

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Rosamond Vincy, @Bubba, @Almost Missouri

    Svigor complained there isn’t more antisemitic movies.

    No, he didn’t, but that’s a nice calumny you’re spreadin’ there.

    • Replies: @Lot
    @Mr. Anon

    "that’s a nice calumny you’re spreadin’ there"

    We really need an Antisemite Antidefamation League to put a stop to columny-spreaders like me.

    http://streetevangelization.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/hitler-smiling-1.jpg

    https://www.gauraw.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Be-The-Change-You-Want-To-See-In-The-World.png

    Replies: @Mr. Anon

  62. The governor still contends that he is not in the photograph of one person in blackface and another in KKK robes but could not say how it wound up on his yearbook page, nor why he initially took responsibility for it, other than to say that he was “shocked” when he first saw it on an iPhone the afternoon of Feb. 1.

    Governor Northam further stated that he would spend the rest of his term trying to find the real minstrels.

    • LOL: Abe, Achmed E. Newman
    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Mr. Anon

    That was the big innovation in the narrative-- that Northam is not in the photo, yet somehow it's on his yearbook page? Never fear, it can be explained that the publisher omitted or otherwise failed to receive his beautiful Nehisian intended prose caption to the photo, which lamented eldritch racism remnants while adumbrating the intersectionalities of they who we are; thus providing much needed context. Still needs work to square this w/ the San Antonio dance contest which admittedly was volunteered for no discernable purpose other than he has a secret bet going with Liam Neeson

    Replies: @Rosamond Vincy

  63. Raising taxes is cruel to the public; reading TNC is cruel to himself. Reading TNC aloud would be both.

  64. @education realist
    Haven't y'all read the polls? Blacks think Northam should be forgiven and allowed to stay in office.

    This whole thing was absurd. I thought Northam was a bland non-entity until he impressed me by saying fuck you to the establishment and staying in office. Al Franken could learn a thing or two.

    Now the polls are out, and all the media idiots on Twitter are being forced to acknowledge that the actual voters don't give a shit about the whole thing.

    God speed.

    Replies: @Lagertha

    disagree. Virginia old guard is finding its spine. Northam & co. will resign because they are dividing the country…and, frankly, are too tacky – there is momentum for them to resign….from both parties – it is still, GOT in Va. And, New Englanders will demand that they step off: as NH and ME are vulnerable, because of fear of taxation – the new fear, btw.

  65. I’m suprised the Northam-blackface thing blew up in the wake of his support of Kermit Gosnell-style infanticide; I guess he’s pissed off some D’s on the inside and they decided to take him out, using the infanticide stuff as a springboard to his blackface.

    In other words, if he weren’t on the outs with the party guys and the Deep State, all this wouldn’t be coming out now. Baby killing is sacred act to the Left; look how Cuomo has skated by with cheers for his Gosnell-like bill. I wonder whom Northam angered in the D’s/Deep State/Corporate media, and how?

  66. If Northam had any gumption, he’d just say that it isn’t a big deal, that the people of Virginia elected him, and if anybody has a problem with it, let them try to impeach him. Ousting a governor over a 30 year old year-book photo is kind of throwing the baby out with the bathwater (which, for the record, he has announced that he supports).

    • Replies: @Rosamond Vincy
    @Mr. Anon

    We live in a time when a Supreme Court Judge Nominee can be called on the carpet for something he may or may not have done 30 years ago. I went to plenty of keggers as a teen, and you can bet if someone had tried that kind of jackassery on me, everyone attending would have heard my opinion of him and his actions before I ever left the building. He also would have been singing soprano for a while.

  67. @Lot
    @newrouter

    Svigor complained there isn't more antisemitic movies.

    Here's a Jew committing what might be the worst crime short of murder.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tuu5YtkPIo

    Who bets on a bobtail nag?

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Rosamond Vincy, @Bubba, @Almost Missouri

    Never hear that song without thinking of this classic character:

    • Replies: @Lot
    @Rosamond Vincy

    It's really a great song, and fun for kids to sing in a group.

    Hope the whole Americana songbook is still taught in elementary schools still.

    Replies: @Pat Wreck

  68. He will never make it right unless he gets on his knees in front of Al Sharpton. Thats what Imus had to do to get his job back. And rightly so. Al Sharpton is a pillar of virtue. He’s never uttered a racist word in his life.

  69. @songbird
    He should have to read Coates aloud with a strait face, on a webcast, every time he releases a new article.

    Replies: @Rosamond Vincy

    The straight face would be the deal-breaker. Ever hear of an Eye of Argon reading?

    Rule 1: Read it exactly as written. Use only the punctuation that is there; no more, no less. Pronounce the words as spelled, not what you think was meant.
    Rule 2: When you start laughing, you’re done and must pass it to the next reader.
    Rule 3: The next reader must start at the beginning of the sentence that cracked up the previous reader. If you begin laughing uncontrollably before you start, you must pass it on.
    Rule 4: Anyone who makes it through a full page, is pronounced either: a professional news reader or over-rehearsed and must pass it on. (Greg Bear is one of the few people whom I’ve ever seen do this–but he’s had decades of practice.)
    Rule 5: No fair hurrying through without thinking about what you are reading. A proper dramatic reading is required. Acting out scenes is optional.
    Rule 6: If you act out scenes, no live steel.
    https://www-users.cs.york.ac.uk/susan/sf/eyeargon/argnrule.htm

  70. sheesh ;0. Virginia will lose again. If they try to act, all, Scandinavian and European-like, again, they will lose. Americans must stop fetishizing the Nordic C0untries.

  71. https://www.vox.com/2019/2/8/18206892/jill-abramson-plagiarism-book-merchants-of-truth
    Former NYT editor accused of plagiarizing her book arguing that democracy dies in darkness.

  72. @MikeatMikedotMike
    "Governor Northam Vows to Not Resign; Instead, He Will Read Ta-Nehisi Coates and Raise Your Taxes"

    So he vows to get dumber. I admire his honesty.

    "Northam said he had been especially affected by a conversation with a black lawmaker, whom he declined to name, on the topic of blackface."

    Would blacks have ever even cared about blackface had pearl clutching whites not started condemning it first?

    Replies: @Abe

    Like I said before, Disney- right here, right now- is selling a Lando Calrisian costume on its e-store-

    https://www.shopdisney.com/lando-calrissian-grand-heritage-costume-for-adults-by-rubies-1481124

    Is it OK for a white person to buy and wear this even sans jerri curl and blackface?

    The executive chain of one of our more important states (and basically home of the capital of the world) has self-immolated over Halloween costumes and “believe the woman” 40 year old virgin white knight pieties. When does normie America awaken to the fact Trump is not the clown, but clown world’s biggest nemesis?

  73. @Lot
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    https://s.abcnews.com/images/US/ralph-northam-01-ap-jef-190205_hpMain_16x9_992.jpg

    "I apologize for the embarrassment all this has caused my wife. But as Lt. Gov. Fairfax says, you can't pin a good woman down."

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Redneck farmer, @Buffalo Joe

    The wife is just wincing at having to stand there. I dunno anything about her but her expression is classic. You’re trained by TV for this sort of “politician apologizes for scandal” trope but how could she ever expect such an idiotic scandal

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Anonymous


    The wife is just wincing at having to stand there.
     
    That's worse than the look Mrs McGreevey gave Jim when he told the world he'd been cornholed:


    https://www.nydailynews.com/resizer/z2xwtXDxYVtsua7882w7xmZI5kE=/1400x0/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-tronc.s3.amazonaws.com/public/5BDOOQQFIBQ6XYP24KK7FPS2AY.jpg



    The only thing buff in that picture is the state flag!
  74. @Mr. Anon
    @Lot


    Svigor complained there isn’t more antisemitic movies.
     
    No, he didn't, but that's a nice calumny you're spreadin' there.

    Replies: @Lot

    “that’s a nice calumny you’re spreadin’ there”

    We really need an Antisemite Antidefamation League to put a stop to columny-spreaders like me.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    @Lot

    Sure - anybody who disagrees with you is an anti-semite. Or even Hitler. I think there's a law for that:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godwin%27s_law

    I've given up assuming that you are acting in any kind of good faith. You are evidently just a shameless liar.

    Replies: @Lot

  75. @anon

    He said he learned about the history of minstrel shows, where white people mocked black people “and exaggerated their characteristics and mannerisms.”

    As opposed to rap music, in which blacks quietly discuss their love of homework and other non-stereotypical subjects.
     
    This is why I love this site.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Bubba

    You got that right! Steve hits grand slams with his posts!

  76. @Rosamond Vincy
    @Lot

    Never hear that song without thinking of this classic character:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LYyHifLHp00

    Replies: @Lot

    It’s really a great song, and fun for kids to sing in a group.

    Hope the whole Americana songbook is still taught in elementary schools still.

    • Replies: @Pat Wreck
    @Lot

    It’s not. Not for a long time now.

  77. Anonymous[411] • Disclaimer says:
    @Mr. Anon

    The governor still contends that he is not in the photograph of one person in blackface and another in KKK robes but could not say how it wound up on his yearbook page, nor why he initially took responsibility for it, other than to say that he was “shocked” when he first saw it on an iPhone the afternoon of Feb. 1.
     
    Governor Northam further stated that he would spend the rest of his term trying to find the real minstrels.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    That was the big innovation in the narrative– that Northam is not in the photo, yet somehow it’s on his yearbook page? Never fear, it can be explained that the publisher omitted or otherwise failed to receive his beautiful Nehisian intended prose caption to the photo, which lamented eldritch racism remnants while adumbrating the intersectionalities of they who we are; thus providing much needed context. Still needs work to square this w/ the San Antonio dance contest which admittedly was volunteered for no discernable purpose other than he has a secret bet going with Liam Neeson

    • Replies: @Rosamond Vincy
    @Anonymous


    lamented eldritch racism remnants while adumbrating the intersectionalities of they who we are
     
    Missing: heteronormative, hegemony, homosocial, and that's just the H-words. Not a full Bingo.
  78. @Jenner Ickham Errican
    https://s.abcnews.com/images/US/ralph-northam-01-ap-jef-190205_hpMain_16x9_992.jpg

    “There’s so much deep division in our society, I tell ya what—it’s got me spooked.”

    Replies: @trelane, @Achmed E. Newman, @Lot, @reactionry, @Charles Erwin Wilson

    Not being a reprehensible racist, I have *no* idea what you’re talking about. Unlike OJ Detective Mark Fuhrman, I’ve never once uttered the “N-Word” – what’s more, haven’t a clue what that “N” might stand for. Perhaps you’re referencing some old obscure ethnic slur of which I’ve never heard.
    Oh, and thanks a lot – just great – now a so-called “friend” is sniggering that there’s something offensive in Orwell’s
    “If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face – forever.”

  79. @Lot
    @Rosamond Vincy

    It's really a great song, and fun for kids to sing in a group.

    Hope the whole Americana songbook is still taught in elementary schools still.

    Replies: @Pat Wreck

    It’s not. Not for a long time now.

  80. @Hypnotoad666
    @trelane


    The woman to his left in the photograph (wife, mistress, aide, psychiatrist?) appears to be looking directly at the governor’s misplaced ear(s). She does not appear happy.
     
    That's his wife. She's the one who basically told him to STFU at the press conference where he offered to show reporters his Michael Jackson impersonation by doing the moonwalk.

    She's definitely the brains of the operation.

    Replies: @anon tinkers are still around, @Kyle, @Achmed E. Newman

    She’s the brains of the operation. But the govenor is a natural politician. Governor Northam is never going to convince black people that he’s not racist. He’s white. A rousing Michael jackson impersonation and a cool moon walk would win over more black enthusiasm than any amount of groveling ever could. Smart people like his wife are incapable of understanding this. The wife should have let Governor fetal alchohol syndrome do his thing. He’s a natural politician and she isn’t. As Yogi Berra would have termed it, when did smart people become so dumb?

  81. @Lot
    @newrouter

    Svigor complained there isn't more antisemitic movies.

    Here's a Jew committing what might be the worst crime short of murder.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tuu5YtkPIo

    Who bets on a bobtail nag?

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Rosamond Vincy, @Bubba, @Almost Missouri

    “What in the Wide, Wide World of Sports is a goin’ on here! I hired you people to get a little track laid, not to jump around like a bunch of Kansas City faggots!”

    It seems Mel Brooks should be re-educated in a PC camp for poking fun at homosexuals 40 years ago. However, the PC police might give him a break because he was making fun of white people

    • Replies: @Rosamond Vincy
    @Bubba

    If Brooks is the next retroactive victim of PC, he's toast. He's got Cleavon Little and Gene Wilder wearing Klan outfits in Blazing Saddles, a film which also has racial slurs in the dialogue; he has a Busby Berkeley-style chorus doing a rotating swastika in The Producers, with the B'way version including lyrics such as:


    He wants to be a producer
    Pinch our cheeks til we cry
    Ouch!
    Eee!
    Ooo!
    Oh!
    Ooh!
    Yes!
    He wants to be a producer
    With a great big casting couch
     
    You can't make fun of racism, you can't make fun of Hitler, you can't make fun of sexual harassment in the Performing Arts. Never mind that satire is a form of criticism.

    "The devill . . the prowde spirite . . cannot endure to be mocked." - Thomas More

    Which gives you a hint which side the PC folks are really on.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon

  82. @Kyle
    I have ideological differencess with governor Northam. However I don’t have a problem with his response to the alleged racism. Trump has taught us how to fight baseless character assasimation. The same way you deal with the cops. Always deny it. Always double down.

    Replies: @William Badwhite, @Reg Cæsar

    However I don’t have a problem with his response to the alleged racism.

    I do. Namely, that he wouldn’t accord me the same privilege.

    • Replies: @South Texas Guy
    @Reg Cæsar


    I do. Namely, that he wouldn’t accord me the same privilege.
     
    That's it exactly. The left piled on at first, but then the other stuff came out that the other demos would also be ineligible for the gov's office. So, not that we didn't know that, the nature of the punishment according to the transgression depends on the political party.*

    *I was thinking earlier today about how Paula Deen, a cooking channel superstar, had the rug pulled out from under her for having said "@#$#$er" years before about a black guy who held her at gunpoint in a bank. From what I've read, she's been a lifelong democrat (But once the wheels are in motion, I guess it's too late to stop them).

    Replies: @AnonX

  83. @Stephen Paul Foster
    When are we going to done with"racism"?

    http://fosterspeak.blogspot.com/2019/02/racism-its-time-to-repudiate-guilt.html

    Replies: @Charles Erwin Wilson, @Oswald Spengler, @South Texas Guy

    When a critical mass of Asians and latinos arrive/become politically woke. Math is math. Only so much free stuff to spread around. You see that in Brazil.

    Or, alternatively, when blackface comes back into style.

  84. “I am 59 yrs old and I don’t know if younger people can understand just how much the public discourse has degenerated in the past 10 years or so.”

    did the country actually survive obama? upon further review, it increasingly looks like america did not, in fact, survive 8 years of obama. it’s a completely different country now. permanently.

    “How did this moron ever qualify as a doctor?”

    what do you call the guy who finished last in his class at medical school?

    doctor.

    due to demographic bloc voting patterns, it would be interesting to see how much less intelligent democrat politicians are at the national level, compared to republicans. i suspect there is now a gap, and it is increasing, since at this point all democrat politicians have to do in a lot of states is be on the ballot. clearly, democrats sent a new platoon of rank morons to the house in 2018, and i expect this to accelerate once democrats have total political control over the country.

    • Agree: densa
  85. @Reg Cæsar
    @Kyle


    However I don’t have a problem with his response to the alleged racism.
     
    I do. Namely, that he wouldn't accord me the same privilege.

    Replies: @South Texas Guy

    I do. Namely, that he wouldn’t accord me the same privilege.

    That’s it exactly. The left piled on at first, but then the other stuff came out that the other demos would also be ineligible for the gov’s office. So, not that we didn’t know that, the nature of the punishment according to the transgression depends on the political party.*

    *I was thinking earlier today about how Paula Deen, a cooking channel superstar, had the rug pulled out from under her for having said “@#$#$er” years before about a black guy who held her at gunpoint in a bank. From what I’ve read, she’s been a lifelong democrat (But once the wheels are in motion, I guess it’s too late to stop them).

    • Replies: @AnonX
    @South Texas Guy

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vMyGNy7E8o

  86. @Anonymous
    @Lot

    The wife is just wincing at having to stand there. I dunno anything about her but her expression is classic. You're trained by TV for this sort of "politician apologizes for scandal" trope but how could she ever expect such an idiotic scandal

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    The wife is just wincing at having to stand there.

    That’s worse than the look Mrs McGreevey gave Jim when he told the world he’d been cornholed:

    The only thing buff in that picture is the state flag!

  87. @Bubba
    @Lot

    "What in the Wide, Wide World of Sports is a goin’ on here! I hired you people to get a little track laid, not to jump around like a bunch of Kansas City faggots!"

    It seems Mel Brooks should be re-educated in a PC camp for poking fun at homosexuals 40 years ago. However, the PC police might give him a break because he was making fun of white people

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gj9uEeuDtQ

    Replies: @Rosamond Vincy

    If Brooks is the next retroactive victim of PC, he’s toast. He’s got Cleavon Little and Gene Wilder wearing Klan outfits in Blazing Saddles, a film which also has racial slurs in the dialogue; he has a Busby Berkeley-style chorus doing a rotating swastika in The Producers, with the B’way version including lyrics such as:

    He wants to be a producer
    Pinch our cheeks til we cry
    Ouch!
    Eee!
    Ooo!
    Oh!
    Ooh!
    Yes!
    He wants to be a producer
    With a great big casting couch

    You can’t make fun of racism, you can’t make fun of Hitler, you can’t make fun of sexual harassment in the Performing Arts. Never mind that satire is a form of criticism.

    “The devill . . the prowde spirite . . cannot endure to be mocked.” – Thomas More

    Which gives you a hint which side the PC folks are really on.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    @Rosamond Vincy


    If Brooks is the next retroactive victim of PC, he’s toast.
     
    Of course he won't be. He gets a pass because he is - you know - druish. Besides, he used a lot more film insulting stupid goyim ("people of the land - morons") than he ever did insulting fayguhluh.

    Replies: @Rosamond Vincy

  88. @Dave Pinsen
    The un-PC truth is that contemporary attitudes toward African Americans are influenced infinitely more by ubiquitous cell phone videos of criminal and otherwise antisocial behavior than they are by the use of black face or other currently verboten portrayals of blacks.

    Replies: @South Texas Guy, @Buffalo Joe

    You’re right. But I wonder about the ‘I know it, but can’t say it,’ quotient on that. Most of my friends are right leaning, but when I say something factual (or to a great extent, at least), like ‘jews run Hollywood, or blacks commit a disproportionate amount of crime,’ a large fraction give me the raised eyebrow.

    In other words, they know it, but then again, they are willfully ignoring it.

  89. @Anonymous
    @Mr. Anon

    That was the big innovation in the narrative-- that Northam is not in the photo, yet somehow it's on his yearbook page? Never fear, it can be explained that the publisher omitted or otherwise failed to receive his beautiful Nehisian intended prose caption to the photo, which lamented eldritch racism remnants while adumbrating the intersectionalities of they who we are; thus providing much needed context. Still needs work to square this w/ the San Antonio dance contest which admittedly was volunteered for no discernable purpose other than he has a secret bet going with Liam Neeson

    Replies: @Rosamond Vincy

    lamented eldritch racism remnants while adumbrating the intersectionalities of they who we are

    Missing: heteronormative, hegemony, homosocial, and that’s just the H-words. Not a full Bingo.

  90. @Lot
    @Mr. Anon

    "that’s a nice calumny you’re spreadin’ there"

    We really need an Antisemite Antidefamation League to put a stop to columny-spreaders like me.

    http://streetevangelization.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/hitler-smiling-1.jpg

    https://www.gauraw.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Be-The-Change-You-Want-To-See-In-The-World.png

    Replies: @Mr. Anon

    Sure – anybody who disagrees with you is an anti-semite. Or even Hitler. I think there’s a law for that:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godwin%27s_law

    I’ve given up assuming that you are acting in any kind of good faith. You are evidently just a shameless liar.

    • Replies: @Lot
    @Mr. Anon

    I don't understand why so many people have extremely negative views of Jews but don't want their pseudonym labeled "antisemite."

    They even unironically started calling themselves "countersemites" instead. Like the word has some mystical negative juju.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon

  91. @Rosamond Vincy
    @Bubba

    If Brooks is the next retroactive victim of PC, he's toast. He's got Cleavon Little and Gene Wilder wearing Klan outfits in Blazing Saddles, a film which also has racial slurs in the dialogue; he has a Busby Berkeley-style chorus doing a rotating swastika in The Producers, with the B'way version including lyrics such as:


    He wants to be a producer
    Pinch our cheeks til we cry
    Ouch!
    Eee!
    Ooo!
    Oh!
    Ooh!
    Yes!
    He wants to be a producer
    With a great big casting couch
     
    You can't make fun of racism, you can't make fun of Hitler, you can't make fun of sexual harassment in the Performing Arts. Never mind that satire is a form of criticism.

    "The devill . . the prowde spirite . . cannot endure to be mocked." - Thomas More

    Which gives you a hint which side the PC folks are really on.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon

    If Brooks is the next retroactive victim of PC, he’s toast.

    Of course he won’t be. He gets a pass because he is – you know – druish. Besides, he used a lot more film insulting stupid goyim (“people of the land – morons”) than he ever did insulting fayguhluh.

    • Replies: @Rosamond Vincy
    @Mr. Anon

    Producers has the lines..."When I was young and gay...but straight," any scene with Roger DeBris, and of course, this exchange:


    Max: I'll never forget, he turned to me on his deathbed and said,
    "Maxella, alle menschen muss zu machen, jeden tug a gentzen kachen"
    Chorus: What does that mean?
    Max: Who knows? I don't speak Yiddish.
    Strangely enough, neither did he.
     
    Brooks comes from a dying generation when people made fun of everybody, including themselves. Allan Sherman, the team behind You Don't Have to be Jewish and its follow-up, When You're in Love, the Whole World is Jewish (although cast members included Bob McFadden and Valerie Harper--the last famed for playing Rhoda on MTM, but not actually Jewish, which I suppose would now be considered Cultural Appropriation), even Bill Cosby was of that brand of comedy. If Cosby's name weren't mud now, this routine would still get flack for fat-shaming, machismo, and glorifying violence (I grew up mostly in Philly, and our school actually banned buck-buck):

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=42yGK7pvgVc

    Look for any routine from In Living Color on YouTube. Even the Wayans brothers have acknowledged they couldn't do most of it now.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon

  92. Northam said he has had painful conversations this week with black lawmakers — who continue to call publicly for him to resign

    Yet they want Justin Fairfax to stay in office. Apparently, sophomoric joking about minstrel shows by whites is unforgivable, but rape by blacks is a-okay. The tribalism and lack of moral compass of black and Hispanic politicians and the willingness of white politicians to grovel in front of them is more than a little disturbing.

  93. @Mr. Anon
    @Lot

    Sure - anybody who disagrees with you is an anti-semite. Or even Hitler. I think there's a law for that:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godwin%27s_law

    I've given up assuming that you are acting in any kind of good faith. You are evidently just a shameless liar.

    Replies: @Lot

    I don’t understand why so many people have extremely negative views of Jews but don’t want their pseudonym labeled “antisemite.”

    They even unironically started calling themselves “countersemites” instead. Like the word has some mystical negative juju.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    @Lot

    No, what you don't understand - what you are actually oblivious to - is that somebody who thinks that we should be permitted to talk about your tribe in the same way that your tribe talks about ours, doesn't mean we have "exteremely negative views" of your tribe. We resent the double standard.

    We can all pretend not to notice the double standard if you like. Does that make you feel better? Knowing that we are all pretending not to notice?

    Anyway, I really have stopped caring. You guys obviously aren't changing. It's time the rest of us just go our own way, and stop giving a damn what you think.

  94. @Mr. Anon
    @Rosamond Vincy


    If Brooks is the next retroactive victim of PC, he’s toast.
     
    Of course he won't be. He gets a pass because he is - you know - druish. Besides, he used a lot more film insulting stupid goyim ("people of the land - morons") than he ever did insulting fayguhluh.

    Replies: @Rosamond Vincy

    Producers has the lines…”When I was young and gay…but straight,” any scene with Roger DeBris, and of course, this exchange:

    Max: I’ll never forget, he turned to me on his deathbed and said,
    “Maxella, alle menschen muss zu machen, jeden tug a gentzen kachen”
    Chorus: What does that mean?
    Max: Who knows? I don’t speak Yiddish.
    Strangely enough, neither did he.

    Brooks comes from a dying generation when people made fun of everybody, including themselves. Allan Sherman, the team behind You Don’t Have to be Jewish and its follow-up, When You’re in Love, the Whole World is Jewish (although cast members included Bob McFadden and Valerie Harper–the last famed for playing Rhoda on MTM, but not actually Jewish, which I suppose would now be considered Cultural Appropriation), even Bill Cosby was of that brand of comedy. If Cosby’s name weren’t mud now, this routine would still get flack for fat-shaming, machismo, and glorifying violence (I grew up mostly in Philly, and our school actually banned buck-buck):

    Look for any routine from In Living Color on YouTube. Even the Wayans brothers have acknowledged they couldn’t do most of it now.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    @Rosamond Vincy

    If Mel Brooks were going to be auto da fe'ed for fag jokes, it would have been done a long time ago - like in 2012 - which is, in the current year, a long time ago. He hasn't been. On the contrary he has become somewhat of a cultural icon. Nobody in show business is running away from him.

    Actually I don't dislike Brooks for being anti-gentile. I dislike him for being unfunny. Unfunny is kind of unforgiveable in a comedian. There are lots of funny jewish comedians and film-makers. Brooks is not one of them.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe, @Rosamond Vincy

  95. @Achmed E. Newman

    Northam said: That a white person who makes a mistake gets a second chance, while a black person might not.
     
    Uhh, dude, you are white ... now, I mean, ... this ain't that one med-school party. I don't think you should get a 2nd chance.

    Steve, this reminds me of a theme you've been writing about in which you question if any white high-level official has ever resigned to make way for dieversity. This is Governor Northam's big chance to be first at something and help a bruttha get a hand up, NOT a hand-out.

    Replies: @Redneck farmer

    Except the bruttha would probably not win re-election.

  96. @Lot
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    https://s.abcnews.com/images/US/ralph-northam-01-ap-jef-190205_hpMain_16x9_992.jpg

    "I apologize for the embarrassment all this has caused my wife. But as Lt. Gov. Fairfax says, you can't pin a good woman down."

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Redneck farmer, @Buffalo Joe

    I shouldn’t have LOL’d, but I did.

  97. @anon
    I am 59 yrs old and I don't know if younger people can understand just how much the public discourse has degenerated in the past 10 years or so.
    We are not just becoming more divided -we are becoming vastly more stupid.
    Americans are no longer a serious people. It will take a generation of war and poverty in the homeland to make us serious again.

    Replies: @Jamie_NYC, @Abe, @Old Prude

    Like Fred Reed said: We are spending our time talking about who grabbed whose ass,and who can use which bathroom. Chicken Sh**

  98. @J.Ross
    @anon

    I am really baffled by the ritual re-education thing. It's from the same lefty line of thinking where verbally hectoring male students in a mandatory lecture will end rape. Racists are the most evil thing ever but talking at them for five minutes will fix it all? This is the admission of snake oil.

    Replies: @Joe Joe, @Charles Erwin Wilson

    these mandatory racial sensitivity seminars are never just five minutes long. They are at least two hours long to justify the hefty fee that the “facilitator” receives

  99. @Lot
    @newrouter

    Svigor complained there isn't more antisemitic movies.

    Here's a Jew committing what might be the worst crime short of murder.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tuu5YtkPIo

    Who bets on a bobtail nag?

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Rosamond Vincy, @Bubba, @Almost Missouri

    As Wikipedia’s been a nest of PC vipers, I was surprised several years ago to find that the Wikipedia entry for Al Jolson went out of its way to justify Al Jolson’s use of blackface. Even today, the Wiki article is at worst ambivalent and kind of paints blackface in a favorable light.

    “To wear or even enjoy blackface was literally, for a time, to become black, to inherit the cool, virility, humility, abandon, or gaité de coeur that were the prime components of white ideologies of black manhood.”

    I think Gov. Northam is too far down the road he’s chosen, but the next person accused of this peculiar form of facecrime can mine old Wikipedia entries for justification and leave everyone with the feeling that blackface performers were early civil rights activists.

    • Replies: @Joe Stalin
    @Almost Missouri

    "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery."

    Replies: @Mr. Anon

    , @Lot
    @Almost Missouri

    There's nothing actually malicious about it in the mainstream forms like Al Jolson.

    Big low-priced Vaudeville shows with seating way in the back and early low-res movies and TV to some extent required silly exaggeration of physical movements and facial expressions.

    Do Viking-American women find this trope from the same era painful and deeply offensive, or.... really funny.

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Qda95tuimgo/Tbn07QW35XI/AAAAAAAAAAw/oQM9-fbYEgc/s1600/opera-singer..class.jpg

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Almost Missouri, @Kratoklastes, @Buffalo Joe

    , @Kratoklastes
    @Almost Missouri


    I was surprised several years ago to find that the Wikipedia entry for Al Jolson went out of its way to justify Al Jolson’s use of blackface.
     
    You were 'surprised' that the Wiki page for a famous Lithuanian Jew would be edited so as to have a narrative that painted him in the best possible light?

    You must be amazed every time you see that guy who looks exactly like you - you know, the one in that little window in the bathroom... the little window that looks onto another room just exactly like your bathroom.

    Look at the Wiki pages for Irgun, the Stern Gang, the SPLC, the ADL, and so forth. You might start to get some idea about how much energy Yahweh's Herrenvolk dedicate to perception management.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Almost Missouri

  100. @trelane
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    The governor's ears, quite floppy as they may be, appear to be situated rather low on his head. In early fetal development the ears migrate from a low position toward a normal position midway up the head.

    In the photo you provided it does not appear that this migration occurred in the case of the governor. Minor facial anomaly?. The woman to his left in the photograph (wife, mistress, aide, psychiatrist?) appears to be looking directly at the governor's misplaced ear(s). She does not appear happy.

    Replies: @Charles Erwin Wilson, @Hypnotoad666, @Achmed E. Newman

    That’s interesting about the ears, in one way – do they make Klan hoods that fit this kind of anomaly?

    “If the hood doesn’t fit, you don’t need to quit!”

  101. There’s got to be a third one out there. When she comes forward, I’m going to brand it ‘The Fairfax Reversal’: this time, he’s going down, whether he wants to or not.

  102. @Hypnotoad666
    @trelane


    The woman to his left in the photograph (wife, mistress, aide, psychiatrist?) appears to be looking directly at the governor’s misplaced ear(s). She does not appear happy.
     
    That's his wife. She's the one who basically told him to STFU at the press conference where he offered to show reporters his Michael Jackson impersonation by doing the moonwalk.

    She's definitely the brains of the operation.

    Replies: @anon tinkers are still around, @Kyle, @Achmed E. Newman

    Look, I know you all might not be The Office fans but you’ve just got to watch this one! It’s in reply to:

    She’s the one who basically told him to STFU at the press conference where he offered to show reporters his Michael Jackson impersonation by doing the moonwalk.

    … which, if true, just cracks me up and also proves Anon-#414’s point up above (comment #16 for now).

    To give the background, Michael Scott, the white guy there, is boss of the office. He got in trouble from corporate for doing a Chris Rock imitation, and so the black guy you see has been paid to run a sensitivity-session for the ~15 person office. (See, Michael Scott likes to always run the show, and hates that this guy gets to talk to his employees to begin with.)

    You will not regret the 1 min 45 sec. of your time wasted.

    • LOL: Hypnotoad666
    • Replies: @Hypnotoad666
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Northam does remind me of Steve Carrell's character. Kind of amiable but dumb. It's a shame we will (probably) never get to see his Michael Jackson impersonation.

    And it is pretty ironic come to think of it, that anyone should get in trouble for a blackface impersonation of a black guy who was doing whiteface for much of his career.

    https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/12/16/15/3B728C4200000578-0-image-m-28_1481903376673.jpg

  103. @Jamie_NYC
    @anon

    Agree, however, not sure about the salience of it all. You remember the race riots in the late 60s, the Weather Underground etc.? Who would have thought that this country would go on for another 50 years? Perhaps this too shall pass.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Paleo Liberal

    Yeah, I understand your thinking, Jamie, but in the 1960’s the US had the strongest economy in the world by a factor of 2, 3, 5(?) over any other country, a very united silent majority, and the immigration-invasion had just barely gotten going in the middle of that decade.

    It’s different now, as they say. There’s not enough wealth and economic might to support an even higher level of stupidity.

  104. @Colin Wright
    '… “First of all what I plan to do . . . is to make sure that we have sensitivity training — in our Cabinet, in our agencies. I also plan to reach out to our colleges and universities and talk about sensitivity training. Even into the K through 12 age range, that’s very important.”'

    Assuming white people sre to continue to be taught to grovel and lick up the spittle they are to be coated in, it probably is very important.

    Replies: @William Badwhite

    I also plan to reach out to our colleges and universities and talk about sensitivity training. Even into the K through 12 age range, that’s very important.”’

    This is a great idea Ralph, because kids in the K-12 age range aren’t already exposed at all to nonstop propaganda about black gentle giant victimhood, white privilege, blah blah.

    The idea of lecturing white kids on their innate badness sure is a novel concept. Of course, if they’re in “diverse” public schools, the propaganda will have to be doubled in order to offset what the kids are seeing every day with their own eyes.

  105. @Jamie_NYC
    @anon

    Agree, however, not sure about the salience of it all. You remember the race riots in the late 60s, the Weather Underground etc.? Who would have thought that this country would go on for another 50 years? Perhaps this too shall pass.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Paleo Liberal

    Good point.

    Our nation has flipped between working together and being divided.

    Two World Wars and the Great Depression did a lot to unify the country. Plenty of things since then to divide us.

    Not to mention there are many people who personally thrive in divided times, and they have good reason to stoke the fires. Most domestic, some foreign.

  106. As one of the other commentators has pointed out, this is very likely due to Northam having made some powerful enemies, who dug deep into his past to unearth this minor youthful peccadillo.

  107. But will Governor Northam read Leonard Pitts?

  108. @Anonymous
    @J.Ross

    States have a lot of latitude to determine who can and can't vote, or they did until "civil rights'.

    I personally favor the Handgun Rule: If a person cannot own and carry a handgun under the local law they can't vote. Anyone opposing this is saying in essence that voting doesn't matter.

    Replies: @Joe Stalin, @Rosamond Vincy, @Flip

    So, without the “Handgun Rule” you would have Felons (mostly) voting for Gun Controllers.

    That’s why the Democrat Party is so supportive of more Gun Control in Illinois.

    It’s just reflecting the best interests of it’s most loyal supporters.

  109. @Almost Missouri
    @Lot

    As Wikipedia's been a nest of PC vipers, I was surprised several years ago to find that the Wikipedia entry for Al Jolson went out of its way to justify Al Jolson's use of blackface. Even today, the Wiki article is at worst ambivalent and kind of paints blackface in a favorable light.


    "To wear or even enjoy blackface was literally, for a time, to become black, to inherit the cool, virility, humility, abandon, or gaité de coeur that were the prime components of white ideologies of black manhood."
     
    I think Gov. Northam is too far down the road he's chosen, but the next person accused of this peculiar form of facecrime can mine old Wikipedia entries for justification and leave everyone with the feeling that blackface performers were early civil rights activists.

    Replies: @Joe Stalin, @Lot, @Kratoklastes

    “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.”

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    @Joe Stalin


    “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.”
     
    Imitation is the sincerest form of television.

    - Fred Allen
  110. @Almost Missouri
    @Lot

    As Wikipedia's been a nest of PC vipers, I was surprised several years ago to find that the Wikipedia entry for Al Jolson went out of its way to justify Al Jolson's use of blackface. Even today, the Wiki article is at worst ambivalent and kind of paints blackface in a favorable light.


    "To wear or even enjoy blackface was literally, for a time, to become black, to inherit the cool, virility, humility, abandon, or gaité de coeur that were the prime components of white ideologies of black manhood."
     
    I think Gov. Northam is too far down the road he's chosen, but the next person accused of this peculiar form of facecrime can mine old Wikipedia entries for justification and leave everyone with the feeling that blackface performers were early civil rights activists.

    Replies: @Joe Stalin, @Lot, @Kratoklastes

    There’s nothing actually malicious about it in the mainstream forms like Al Jolson.

    Big low-priced Vaudeville shows with seating way in the back and early low-res movies and TV to some extent required silly exaggeration of physical movements and facial expressions.

    Do Viking-American women find this trope from the same era painful and deeply offensive, or…. really funny.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    @Lot


    There’s nothing actually malicious about it in the mainstream forms like Al Jolson.
     
    Sure, nothing wrong with it when it's one of your guys. Special pleading.
    , @Almost Missouri
    @Lot

    Agree, but don't expect any nuance from the professional hysterics.

    , @Kratoklastes
    @Lot


    There’s nothing actually malicious about it in the mainstream forms like Al Jolson.
     
    Who do you think you're going to convince with that absolute nonsense?

    When undertaken by outsiders, parody is never done with 'gentle' intent: its express intention is to mock.

    If you set up an entire genre that is designed to parody a specific, already-downtrodden race, that's a hostile act.

    Jolson wasn't playing a black character that had redeeming features.

    It was every bit as 'malicious' as people who portray Southern whites as dip-spit swallowin' Klan-lovin' bohunks: when a West Coast liberal does that, it's an act of explicit hostility towards Southerners - there's never a queue of Jewish 'critics' lined up around the block to gush about the performer's brilliance, so people get to see the hostility for themselves.

    When a Lithuanian Jew does a one-dimensional parody of blacks (given what we know about the Ashkenazi view of 'die schwartzers')... the motivations are exploitative, but this time there is a queue whose job is to obfuscate and misdirect.

    If (((Jolson))) and the rest of the backface crowd had produced an oeuvre that looked like "My Name is Earl", you might have a point.

    But they very much didn't.
    , @Buffalo Joe
    @Lot

    Lot, pretty soon the Fat Lady sings for America.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon

  111. @Lot
    @Mr. Anon

    I don't understand why so many people have extremely negative views of Jews but don't want their pseudonym labeled "antisemite."

    They even unironically started calling themselves "countersemites" instead. Like the word has some mystical negative juju.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon

    No, what you don’t understand – what you are actually oblivious to – is that somebody who thinks that we should be permitted to talk about your tribe in the same way that your tribe talks about ours, doesn’t mean we have “exteremely negative views” of your tribe. We resent the double standard.

    We can all pretend not to notice the double standard if you like. Does that make you feel better? Knowing that we are all pretending not to notice?

    Anyway, I really have stopped caring. You guys obviously aren’t changing. It’s time the rest of us just go our own way, and stop giving a damn what you think.

  112. @Lot
    @Almost Missouri

    There's nothing actually malicious about it in the mainstream forms like Al Jolson.

    Big low-priced Vaudeville shows with seating way in the back and early low-res movies and TV to some extent required silly exaggeration of physical movements and facial expressions.

    Do Viking-American women find this trope from the same era painful and deeply offensive, or.... really funny.

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Qda95tuimgo/Tbn07QW35XI/AAAAAAAAAAw/oQM9-fbYEgc/s1600/opera-singer..class.jpg

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Almost Missouri, @Kratoklastes, @Buffalo Joe

    There’s nothing actually malicious about it in the mainstream forms like Al Jolson.

    Sure, nothing wrong with it when it’s one of your guys. Special pleading.

  113. @Rosamond Vincy
    @Mr. Anon

    Producers has the lines..."When I was young and gay...but straight," any scene with Roger DeBris, and of course, this exchange:


    Max: I'll never forget, he turned to me on his deathbed and said,
    "Maxella, alle menschen muss zu machen, jeden tug a gentzen kachen"
    Chorus: What does that mean?
    Max: Who knows? I don't speak Yiddish.
    Strangely enough, neither did he.
     
    Brooks comes from a dying generation when people made fun of everybody, including themselves. Allan Sherman, the team behind You Don't Have to be Jewish and its follow-up, When You're in Love, the Whole World is Jewish (although cast members included Bob McFadden and Valerie Harper--the last famed for playing Rhoda on MTM, but not actually Jewish, which I suppose would now be considered Cultural Appropriation), even Bill Cosby was of that brand of comedy. If Cosby's name weren't mud now, this routine would still get flack for fat-shaming, machismo, and glorifying violence (I grew up mostly in Philly, and our school actually banned buck-buck):

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=42yGK7pvgVc

    Look for any routine from In Living Color on YouTube. Even the Wayans brothers have acknowledged they couldn't do most of it now.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon

    If Mel Brooks were going to be auto da fe’ed for fag jokes, it would have been done a long time ago – like in 2012 – which is, in the current year, a long time ago. He hasn’t been. On the contrary he has become somewhat of a cultural icon. Nobody in show business is running away from him.

    Actually I don’t dislike Brooks for being anti-gentile. I dislike him for being unfunny. Unfunny is kind of unforgiveable in a comedian. There are lots of funny jewish comedians and film-makers. Brooks is not one of them.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @Mr. Anon

    Mister Anon, Can't argue taste but a lot of people, me included, think "Blazing Saddles," "Young Frankenstein," and "The Producers" are funny.

    , @Rosamond Vincy
    @Mr. Anon

    I think some of his stuff is hilarious. A lot of the humor in Blazing Saddles is designed for 14-year-old boys, but Producers is a classic, particularly to anyone who's done theatre. The Hitler audition scene is one of the funniest things I've ever seen: the ancient operetta tenor, the children's show veteran whose introduction is so fatuous Max cuts him off with a peremptory "Thank you!" before he even sings a note, the whiny tone-deaf loser, and of course, the burned-out hippie who eventually gets the part. Just the moment when the dancing Hitlers are told to wait in the hall and they variously exit with jazz chaîné turns and grands jetés is priceless. (I'm talking about the original '60s movie with acid-head Lorenzo St. Dubois; the B'way version moved back to the '50s and works out the casting of Springtime for Hitler differently.)

    Replies: @Mr. ANon

  114. @Dr. X
    I could care less about Northam, and I could care less about blackface, and I could care less about Klan robes. Frankly, I think racial humor can be screamingly funny in some circumstances.

    But what burns me about this whole thing is how the Democrats are either defending Northam, or issuing an insincere, perfunctory "Yeah, he should resign" statement, with a wink and a nod that betrays the fact that a) they won't be calling up Antifa to stage demonstrations in Richmond and threaten to burn the governor's mansion any time soon, and b) if he were to resign he'd be replaced by another Democrat.

    And it burns me because if Northam had an "R" after his name, Al Sharpton would be down there inciting riots, the FBI and the DOJ would be conducting a "civil rights" investigation, (((Jerrold Nadler))) and the House Judiciary Committee would be holding hearings and having the leadership of the SPLC testify, Antifa would be burning cars in the streets, and the Republican Party, the national leftist (((media))), and the so-called "conservative" media cucks like National Review would be calling for his head.

    And if he had an "R" after his name, he would resign. Look at what they did to Trent Lott over nothing -- and they got away with it, because the Republicans are weak, pusillanimous, craven, and insipid.

    Replies: @Jmaie

    Just in time, via the Atlantic website, an article by (African-American) professor John McWhorter entitled “Are all Instances of Blackface Alike?” Thrust of the piece, blackface as mockery (a la Governor Northam) is an unforgivable sin whereas as mere resembling blackface (a la AG Herring) is not.

    I happen to agree with the basic premise but color me suspicious of the timing (pun intended). Could it have anything to do with the fact that a republican would become governor should the current governor, lieutenant governor and AG resign?

  115. @anon tinkers are still around
    @Hypnotoad666

    She’s definitely the brains of the operation.

    You can say that again.
    How did this moron ever qualify as a doctor?

    Replies: @Authenticjazzman, @Buffalo Joe

    ” How did this moron ever qualify as a doctor”

    Well I can give you a few hints, seeing as I was in fact married to an MD for four years, late eighties, and my current brother in law , plus my niece and her husband are all Medicos, my brother in law is retired, and he, aside from stating that he would willingingly donate, (he is quite wealthy) a large sum of money to the German “Linken”, he did in fact gift his beautiful Gibson jazz guitar to somone else, and he can’t remember who, instead of to myself an active jazz player. He strived to learn jazz guitar decades ago, but gave it up as it was “too difficult”.
    My point being that they are a strange lot, disturbed and neurotic,and biased beyond description, the bulk of them.
    The study of medicine has no correlation with “education” per se’, and if you would conduct an interview with a cross section of medical students , you would come to the realization that most of them are bizarre “wierdos”, and not the kind of guy/gal with whom you would sit down to a few beers with, of course there are always the occasional exceptions, but rest assured, most of them are stranger than fiction.

    Authenticjazzman “Mensa” qualified since ^1973, airborne trtained US Army vet, and pro jazz artist.

  116. @Emblematic
    This is why the mainstream conservative strategy of trying to claim "the Left/the Democrats are the real racists" will never work. Even if these mainstream conservatives win a minor battle occasionally the only result is the Left doubling down on their commitment to fight 'white privilege' and 'white supremacy' - in other words, even more attacks against the people who vote for conservatives.

    Replies: @Authenticjazzman, @Charles Erwin Wilson

    ” will never work” Pure BS.

    The only reason why it ever “worked” for the Democrats was because of the sheer repetition, the relentless overkill with which they pounded it into the the public mind for decades on end.
    It never “worked” becasue of the “truth” of it, as it is most certainly one of the most odious lies of US political history, and if it worked for the Democrats , just why should it not work for the Republicans, or are you admitting that they, the Democrats are right with the claim of the Republicans being more racist than they themselves are, and have been.

    The Democrats have gained millions of undeserved voters, simply by beating this bludgeon of Republican
    “racism” in to the public mind for decades on end, and it is high time that the Republicans begin to turn it around and to throw it right back at them, period.

    AJM

    • Replies: @Emblematic
    @Authenticjazzman

    You're using the word "racist" as if it's a sincere, meaningful word.

    When the anti-White Left use the word "racist" they are just using it as an abuse label for any white person who doesn't bow down and roll over for their anti-White agenda.

  117. @South Texas Guy
    @Reg Cæsar


    I do. Namely, that he wouldn’t accord me the same privilege.
     
    That's it exactly. The left piled on at first, but then the other stuff came out that the other demos would also be ineligible for the gov's office. So, not that we didn't know that, the nature of the punishment according to the transgression depends on the political party.*

    *I was thinking earlier today about how Paula Deen, a cooking channel superstar, had the rug pulled out from under her for having said "@#$#$er" years before about a black guy who held her at gunpoint in a bank. From what I've read, she's been a lifelong democrat (But once the wheels are in motion, I guess it's too late to stop them).

    Replies: @AnonX

  118. @Anonymous
    @J.Ross

    States have a lot of latitude to determine who can and can't vote, or they did until "civil rights'.

    I personally favor the Handgun Rule: If a person cannot own and carry a handgun under the local law they can't vote. Anyone opposing this is saying in essence that voting doesn't matter.

    Replies: @Joe Stalin, @Rosamond Vincy, @Flip

    This makes sense. Many people don’t own a gun nor intend to get one, but could, legally. Anyone who isn’t fit to own a gun, whether because of criminal record or mental impairment, isn’t fit to vote.

  119. and exaggerated their characteristics and mannerisms.”

    As opposed to today where blacks are portrayed as geniuses and paragons of family values in all movies, television, advertising, etc. This showcasing and lionization of blacks has become nauseatingly overblown and is downright insulting.

  120. Anon[200] • Disclaimer says:

    Our nation has flipped between working together and being divided.

    Two World Wars and the Great Depression did a lot to unify the country. Plenty of things since then to divide us.

    That was back when there was a people to unify. It could work the same way again. But it is just as likely that it divides us even more as each group squabbles with the other to make sure “their people” come out the other side.

    Things like war and grinding poverty are really good at bringing out the fundamental loyalties in human beings. Those fundamentals are your family, your community and your people. We are tribal organisms.

    It used to be that people and country were the same thing – still is the same thing for everyone but formerly white nations. We’re in uncharted territory here and I’m not convinced that hardship will have the same effect as it did back then.

  121. @Peripatetic Commenter
    https://static.pjmedia.com/instapundit/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/vademskkk.jpg

    Replies: @Rosamond Vincy

    Shirley Temple was a Republican:

    From 27:03

  122. White Chicks by various Wayans Brothers is a pretty funny movie.

    It’s also another example of what Dave Chappelle has noticed: a weird dynamic where black male actors reach a crossroads – dress as a woman or get labeled as ‘difficult’.

    I’m a conspiracy theorist to a degree. I can connect dots that maybe shouldn’t be connected. But certain dots like when I see that they put every black man in the movies in a dress at some point in their careers. I be connecting the dots like ‘Why all these brothers gotta wear a dress?

    inb4 “Tom Hanks/Jack Lemmon/Dustin Hoffman” etc. Nobody disagrees that there have been a bunch of movies with white guys in drag. What proportion of the top 5% of white male comedians have had a role like that?

    Now… re-do the calculation for the top 5% of black male comedians. The only ones who haven’t are Cedric, Chris Rock and Chappelle.

    (Cedric played a ‘Big Momma’-style cafeteria lady in sketches on his TV show, and Rock played his own sister on another TV show – in my view those don’t count, even though they’re consistent with a ‘black-letter’ reading of Chapelle’s point).

    • Replies: @Rosamond Vincy
    @Kratoklastes

    One of my favorite recurring characters on In Living Color:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bek2SUAM194

  123. @Lot
    @Almost Missouri

    There's nothing actually malicious about it in the mainstream forms like Al Jolson.

    Big low-priced Vaudeville shows with seating way in the back and early low-res movies and TV to some extent required silly exaggeration of physical movements and facial expressions.

    Do Viking-American women find this trope from the same era painful and deeply offensive, or.... really funny.

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Qda95tuimgo/Tbn07QW35XI/AAAAAAAAAAw/oQM9-fbYEgc/s1600/opera-singer..class.jpg

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Almost Missouri, @Kratoklastes, @Buffalo Joe

    Agree, but don’t expect any nuance from the professional hysterics.

  124. @Lot
    @Almost Missouri

    There's nothing actually malicious about it in the mainstream forms like Al Jolson.

    Big low-priced Vaudeville shows with seating way in the back and early low-res movies and TV to some extent required silly exaggeration of physical movements and facial expressions.

    Do Viking-American women find this trope from the same era painful and deeply offensive, or.... really funny.

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Qda95tuimgo/Tbn07QW35XI/AAAAAAAAAAw/oQM9-fbYEgc/s1600/opera-singer..class.jpg

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Almost Missouri, @Kratoklastes, @Buffalo Joe

    There’s nothing actually malicious about it in the mainstream forms like Al Jolson.

    Who do you think you’re going to convince with that absolute nonsense?

    When undertaken by outsiders, parody is never done with ‘gentle’ intent: its express intention is to mock.

    If you set up an entire genre that is designed to parody a specific, already-downtrodden race, that’s a hostile act.

    Jolson wasn’t playing a black character that had redeeming features.

    It was every bit as ‘malicious’ as people who portray Southern whites as dip-spit swallowin’ Klan-lovin’ bohunks: when a West Coast liberal does that, it’s an act of explicit hostility towards Southerners – there’s never a queue of Jewish ‘critics’ lined up around the block to gush about the performer’s brilliance, so people get to see the hostility for themselves.

    When a Lithuanian Jew does a one-dimensional parody of blacks (given what we know about the Ashkenazi view of ‘die schwartzers‘)… the motivations are exploitative, but this time there is a queue whose job is to obfuscate and misdirect.

    If (((Jolson))) and the rest of the backface crowd had produced an oeuvre that looked like “My Name is Earl“, you might have a point.

    But they very much didn’t.

  125. @Almost Missouri
    @Lot

    As Wikipedia's been a nest of PC vipers, I was surprised several years ago to find that the Wikipedia entry for Al Jolson went out of its way to justify Al Jolson's use of blackface. Even today, the Wiki article is at worst ambivalent and kind of paints blackface in a favorable light.


    "To wear or even enjoy blackface was literally, for a time, to become black, to inherit the cool, virility, humility, abandon, or gaité de coeur that were the prime components of white ideologies of black manhood."
     
    I think Gov. Northam is too far down the road he's chosen, but the next person accused of this peculiar form of facecrime can mine old Wikipedia entries for justification and leave everyone with the feeling that blackface performers were early civil rights activists.

    Replies: @Joe Stalin, @Lot, @Kratoklastes

    I was surprised several years ago to find that the Wikipedia entry for Al Jolson went out of its way to justify Al Jolson’s use of blackface.

    You were ‘surprised‘ that the Wiki page for a famous Lithuanian Jew would be edited so as to have a narrative that painted him in the best possible light?

    You must be amazed every time you see that guy who looks exactly like you – you know, the one in that little window in the bathroom… the little window that looks onto another room just exactly like your bathroom.

    Look at the Wiki pages for Irgun, the Stern Gang, the SPLC, the ADL, and so forth. You might start to get some idea about how much energy Yahweh’s Herrenvolk dedicate to perception management.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    @Kratoklastes


    You must be amazed every time you see that guy who looks exactly like you – you know, the one in that little window in the bathroom… the little window that looks onto another room just exactly like your bathroom.
     
    I've seen that guy too. He looks kinda like me, but older, greyer, and fatter.
    , @Almost Missouri
    @Kratoklastes

    Lol. Yeah, opening that page expecting yet another get whitey beatdown but instead being informed that 1) Jolson—who I assumed was some kind of Scandi—was in fact a Lithuanian Jew, and 2) blackface is really okay when you stop to think about it, was one of those turning points to realizing that maybe Jewish Privilege is a real thing after all.

  126. @Anonymous
    @J.Ross

    States have a lot of latitude to determine who can and can't vote, or they did until "civil rights'.

    I personally favor the Handgun Rule: If a person cannot own and carry a handgun under the local law they can't vote. Anyone opposing this is saying in essence that voting doesn't matter.

    Replies: @Joe Stalin, @Rosamond Vincy, @Flip

    I like that.

  127. @Buffalo Joe
    Add to my List Of reparations....Blacks can always dress in "Whiteface."

    Replies: @Forbes

    BJoe… Did you hear Lizzy Warren admitted wearing paleface to a college party…
    ;-0

  128. @Authenticjazzman
    @Emblematic

    " will never work" Pure BS.

    The only reason why it ever "worked" for the Democrats was because of the sheer repetition, the relentless overkill with which they pounded it into the the public mind for decades on end.
    It never "worked" becasue of the "truth" of it, as it is most certainly one of the most odious lies of US political history, and if it worked for the Democrats , just why should it not work for the Republicans, or are you admitting that they, the Democrats are right with the claim of the Republicans being more racist than they themselves are, and have been.

    The Democrats have gained millions of undeserved voters, simply by beating this bludgeon of Republican
    "racism" in to the public mind for decades on end, and it is high time that the Republicans begin to turn it around and to throw it right back at them, period.

    AJM

    Replies: @Emblematic

    You’re using the word “racist” as if it’s a sincere, meaningful word.

    When the anti-White Left use the word “racist” they are just using it as an abuse label for any white person who doesn’t bow down and roll over for their anti-White agenda.

  129. @vinteuil
    This seems strangely familiar...

    Was it Harvey Weinstein who responded to his me-too accusers by promising to rededicate himself to the fight against Global Warming, or something like that?

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Flip, @Billy Corr

    The NRA

  130. @anon tinkers are still around
    @Hypnotoad666

    She’s definitely the brains of the operation.

    You can say that again.
    How did this moron ever qualify as a doctor?

    Replies: @Authenticjazzman, @Buffalo Joe

    tinker, Old saying but…”Do you know what they call the person who finishes last in their Medical School Class?…Doctor.”

  131. @Dave Pinsen
    The un-PC truth is that contemporary attitudes toward African Americans are influenced infinitely more by ubiquitous cell phone videos of criminal and otherwise antisocial behavior than they are by the use of black face or other currently verboten portrayals of blacks.

    Replies: @South Texas Guy, @Buffalo Joe

    Dave, and that is why MSM rarely describes a criminal, unless they are white. Even if the description later proves to be false. Remember the “white” guy who shot the little black girl in her mother’s van?

    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
    @Buffalo Joe

    True, but the local news (at least in New York) shows enough security camera / cell phone footage of crimes and perp walks for everyone to know the score.

  132. @Lot
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    https://s.abcnews.com/images/US/ralph-northam-01-ap-jef-190205_hpMain_16x9_992.jpg

    "I apologize for the embarrassment all this has caused my wife. But as Lt. Gov. Fairfax says, you can't pin a good woman down."

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Redneck farmer, @Buffalo Joe

    Lot, The wife looks a bit like Kamala.

  133. @Lot
    @Almost Missouri

    There's nothing actually malicious about it in the mainstream forms like Al Jolson.

    Big low-priced Vaudeville shows with seating way in the back and early low-res movies and TV to some extent required silly exaggeration of physical movements and facial expressions.

    Do Viking-American women find this trope from the same era painful and deeply offensive, or.... really funny.

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Qda95tuimgo/Tbn07QW35XI/AAAAAAAAAAw/oQM9-fbYEgc/s1600/opera-singer..class.jpg

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Almost Missouri, @Kratoklastes, @Buffalo Joe

    Lot, pretty soon the Fat Lady sings for America.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    @Buffalo Joe


    Lot, pretty soon the Fat Lady sings for America.
     
    Ask not for whom the fat lady sings. She sings for thee.
  134. @Mr. Anon
    @Rosamond Vincy

    If Mel Brooks were going to be auto da fe'ed for fag jokes, it would have been done a long time ago - like in 2012 - which is, in the current year, a long time ago. He hasn't been. On the contrary he has become somewhat of a cultural icon. Nobody in show business is running away from him.

    Actually I don't dislike Brooks for being anti-gentile. I dislike him for being unfunny. Unfunny is kind of unforgiveable in a comedian. There are lots of funny jewish comedians and film-makers. Brooks is not one of them.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe, @Rosamond Vincy

    Mister Anon, Can’t argue taste but a lot of people, me included, think “Blazing Saddles,” “Young Frankenstein,” and “The Producers” are funny.

  135. @Mr. Anon
    @Rosamond Vincy

    If Mel Brooks were going to be auto da fe'ed for fag jokes, it would have been done a long time ago - like in 2012 - which is, in the current year, a long time ago. He hasn't been. On the contrary he has become somewhat of a cultural icon. Nobody in show business is running away from him.

    Actually I don't dislike Brooks for being anti-gentile. I dislike him for being unfunny. Unfunny is kind of unforgiveable in a comedian. There are lots of funny jewish comedians and film-makers. Brooks is not one of them.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe, @Rosamond Vincy

    I think some of his stuff is hilarious. A lot of the humor in Blazing Saddles is designed for 14-year-old boys, but Producers is a classic, particularly to anyone who’s done theatre. The Hitler audition scene is one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen: the ancient operetta tenor, the children’s show veteran whose introduction is so fatuous Max cuts him off with a peremptory “Thank you!” before he even sings a note, the whiny tone-deaf loser, and of course, the burned-out hippie who eventually gets the part. Just the moment when the dancing Hitlers are told to wait in the hall and they variously exit with jazz chaîné turns and grands jetés is priceless. (I’m talking about the original ’60s movie with acid-head Lorenzo St. Dubois; the B’way version moved back to the ’50s and works out the casting of Springtime for Hitler differently.)

    • Replies: @Mr. ANon
    @Rosamond Vincy

    Yes, the The Producers was okay - it was funny. Blazing Saddles was puerile drivel. I think Silent Movie had one gag I remember as being funny. But since the 70s? I think I sat through Robin Hood: Men in Tights without laughing once. I'd rather see Airplane for the twentieth time, then see a Mel Brooks movie for the first time.

    Replies: @Harry Baldwin

  136. @Kratoklastes

    White Chicks by various Wayans Brothers is a pretty funny movie.
     
    It's also another example of what Dave Chappelle has noticed: a weird dynamic where black male actors reach a crossroads - dress as a woman or get labeled as 'difficult'.

    I’m a conspiracy theorist to a degree. I can connect dots that maybe shouldn’t be connected. But certain dots like when I see that they put every black man in the movies in a dress at some point in their careers. I be connecting the dots like ‘Why all these brothers gotta wear a dress?
     
    inb4 "Tom Hanks/Jack Lemmon/Dustin Hoffman" etc. Nobody disagrees that there have been a bunch of movies with white guys in drag. What proportion of the top 5% of white male comedians have had a role like that?

    Now... re-do the calculation for the top 5% of black male comedians. The only ones who haven't are Cedric, Chris Rock and Chappelle.

    (Cedric played a 'Big Momma'-style cafeteria lady in sketches on his TV show, and Rock played his own sister on another TV show - in my view those don't count, even though they're consistent with a 'black-letter' reading of Chapelle's point).

    Replies: @Rosamond Vincy

    One of my favorite recurring characters on In Living Color:

  137. Northam has been in seclusion all week, using tunnels to shuttle between the mansion and the nearby building where he has an office.

    The Untermensch Railroad.

  138. @Rosamond Vincy
    @Mr. Anon

    I think some of his stuff is hilarious. A lot of the humor in Blazing Saddles is designed for 14-year-old boys, but Producers is a classic, particularly to anyone who's done theatre. The Hitler audition scene is one of the funniest things I've ever seen: the ancient operetta tenor, the children's show veteran whose introduction is so fatuous Max cuts him off with a peremptory "Thank you!" before he even sings a note, the whiny tone-deaf loser, and of course, the burned-out hippie who eventually gets the part. Just the moment when the dancing Hitlers are told to wait in the hall and they variously exit with jazz chaîné turns and grands jetés is priceless. (I'm talking about the original '60s movie with acid-head Lorenzo St. Dubois; the B'way version moved back to the '50s and works out the casting of Springtime for Hitler differently.)

    Replies: @Mr. ANon

    Yes, the The Producers was okay – it was funny. Blazing Saddles was puerile drivel. I think Silent Movie had one gag I remember as being funny. But since the 70s? I think I sat through Robin Hood: Men in Tights without laughing once. I’d rather see Airplane for the twentieth time, then see a Mel Brooks movie for the first time.

    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
    @Mr. ANon

    I saw Blazing Saddles in the theater when it came out and thought it was hilarious. A few years ago I watched it again and didn't laugh once. I could hardly believe I had once found it funny. The humor seemed very obvious and heavy-handed. Some kinds of humor only work in their time.

    Granted, others will disagree.

    Replies: @I, Libertine

  139. @Buffalo Joe
    @Lot

    Lot, pretty soon the Fat Lady sings for America.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon

    Lot, pretty soon the Fat Lady sings for America.

    Ask not for whom the fat lady sings. She sings for thee.

  140. @Kratoklastes
    @Almost Missouri


    I was surprised several years ago to find that the Wikipedia entry for Al Jolson went out of its way to justify Al Jolson’s use of blackface.
     
    You were 'surprised' that the Wiki page for a famous Lithuanian Jew would be edited so as to have a narrative that painted him in the best possible light?

    You must be amazed every time you see that guy who looks exactly like you - you know, the one in that little window in the bathroom... the little window that looks onto another room just exactly like your bathroom.

    Look at the Wiki pages for Irgun, the Stern Gang, the SPLC, the ADL, and so forth. You might start to get some idea about how much energy Yahweh's Herrenvolk dedicate to perception management.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Almost Missouri

    You must be amazed every time you see that guy who looks exactly like you – you know, the one in that little window in the bathroom… the little window that looks onto another room just exactly like your bathroom.

    I’ve seen that guy too. He looks kinda like me, but older, greyer, and fatter.

    • LOL: Lot
  141. @Joe Stalin
    @Almost Missouri

    "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery."

    Replies: @Mr. Anon

    “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.”

    Imitation is the sincerest form of television.

    – Fred Allen

  142. @Buffalo Joe
    @Dave Pinsen

    Dave, and that is why MSM rarely describes a criminal, unless they are white. Even if the description later proves to be false. Remember the "white" guy who shot the little black girl in her mother's van?

    Replies: @Dave Pinsen

    True, but the local news (at least in New York) shows enough security camera / cell phone footage of crimes and perp walks for everyone to know the score.

  143. > Northam said he [talked with black lawmakers] about the issue of blackface, and why it was wrong for him to wear it to portray Michael Jackson in a San Antonio dance contest in 1984, as he has admitted doing.

    On behalf of the public, I demand to know more about this dance contest. I checked the 1984 archives of the San Antonio Express News, and nobody — not one person! — is on record as denouncing this event. Northam indeed deserves to read Between The World And Me as part of his program of self-criticism. (It would be fitting for his struggle session to focus on pages 150-151, where TNC utters a Biblical curse upon whites.) But the wrongdoer is not entitled to decide who may escape judgement for their crimes — that would be a disservice to the cause!

    Northam must name his fellow party-goers. They, too, must be held to account.

    Since the American people and their masters prefer Stacey Abrams’ Grievance-group Identity to Steve Sailer’s Citizenism, they should get it. Good and hard.

  144. @Mr. ANon
    @Rosamond Vincy

    Yes, the The Producers was okay - it was funny. Blazing Saddles was puerile drivel. I think Silent Movie had one gag I remember as being funny. But since the 70s? I think I sat through Robin Hood: Men in Tights without laughing once. I'd rather see Airplane for the twentieth time, then see a Mel Brooks movie for the first time.

    Replies: @Harry Baldwin

    I saw Blazing Saddles in the theater when it came out and thought it was hilarious. A few years ago I watched it again and didn’t laugh once. I could hardly believe I had once found it funny. The humor seemed very obvious and heavy-handed. Some kinds of humor only work in their time.

    Granted, others will disagree.

    • Agree: ic1000
    • Replies: @I, Libertine
    @Harry Baldwin

    I just never got Mel Brooks. Since Tout Le Monde loved him, I figured there was something wrong with me. Everybody else can't be the outlier, right?

    But now I sense that maybe I was four or five decades ahead of my time.

    You wanna be bored for a while? Watch kinescopes of Your Show of Shows, that so-called comedy that Brooks, Woody Allen, Neil Simon and Ad Nauseum wrote for. People thought that $#|+ was funny? No. It was just what happend to be on the TV they'd just bought.

    Replies: @Rosamond Vincy

  145. @Achmed E. Newman
    @Hypnotoad666

    Look, I know you all might not be The Office fans but you've just got to watch this one! It's in reply to:


    She’s the one who basically told him to STFU at the press conference where he offered to show reporters his Michael Jackson impersonation by doing the moonwalk.
     
    ... which, if true, just cracks me up and also proves Anon-#414's point up above (comment #16 for now).

    To give the background, Michael Scott, the white guy there, is boss of the office. He got in trouble from corporate for doing a Chris Rock imitation, and so the black guy you see has been paid to run a sensitivity-session for the ~15 person office. (See, Michael Scott likes to always run the show, and hates that this guy gets to talk to his employees to begin with.)

    You will not regret the 1 min 45 sec. of your time wasted.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-N-lix79zuk

    Replies: @Hypnotoad666

    Northam does remind me of Steve Carrell’s character. Kind of amiable but dumb. It’s a shame we will (probably) never get to see his Michael Jackson impersonation.

    And it is pretty ironic come to think of it, that anyone should get in trouble for a blackface impersonation of a black guy who was doing whiteface for much of his career.

  146. @Kratoklastes
    @Almost Missouri


    I was surprised several years ago to find that the Wikipedia entry for Al Jolson went out of its way to justify Al Jolson’s use of blackface.
     
    You were 'surprised' that the Wiki page for a famous Lithuanian Jew would be edited so as to have a narrative that painted him in the best possible light?

    You must be amazed every time you see that guy who looks exactly like you - you know, the one in that little window in the bathroom... the little window that looks onto another room just exactly like your bathroom.

    Look at the Wiki pages for Irgun, the Stern Gang, the SPLC, the ADL, and so forth. You might start to get some idea about how much energy Yahweh's Herrenvolk dedicate to perception management.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Almost Missouri

    Lol. Yeah, opening that page expecting yet another get whitey beatdown but instead being informed that 1) Jolson—who I assumed was some kind of Scandi—was in fact a Lithuanian Jew, and 2) blackface is really okay when you stop to think about it, was one of those turning points to realizing that maybe Jewish Privilege is a real thing after all.

  147. @Harry Baldwin
    @Mr. ANon

    I saw Blazing Saddles in the theater when it came out and thought it was hilarious. A few years ago I watched it again and didn't laugh once. I could hardly believe I had once found it funny. The humor seemed very obvious and heavy-handed. Some kinds of humor only work in their time.

    Granted, others will disagree.

    Replies: @I, Libertine

    I just never got Mel Brooks. Since Tout Le Monde loved him, I figured there was something wrong with me. Everybody else can’t be the outlier, right?

    But now I sense that maybe I was four or five decades ahead of my time.

    You wanna be bored for a while? Watch kinescopes of Your Show of Shows, that so-called comedy that Brooks, Woody Allen, Neil Simon and Ad Nauseum wrote for. People thought that $#|+ was funny? No. It was just what happend to be on the TV they’d just bought.

    • Replies: @Rosamond Vincy
    @I, Libertine

    Saw a documentary on it. Imogene Coca blew me away--an absolute chameleon who didn't need a costume or makeup change to become another person in the blink of an eye.

  148. Wait a minute Guv.
    All you needed to do was claim you were channeling your hero and inspiration, Kermit Gosnell. All would be well and you would be showered with accolades from the Party of Infanticide. The political treasury of Banned Familyhood would lie open at your feet.
    And you could moonwalk to your heart’s content whatever your wife says. On national TV even. What’s not to like?

    I have a dream, that one day all Dimocrats will be judged by the color of their blackface characters.

    • Replies: @Charles Erwin Wilson
    @MB


    I have a dream, that one day all Dimocrats will be judged by the color of their blackface characters.
     
    Bwah hah hah hah hah! I have to stop reading Steve with food or drink in my mouth - the frequency of surprise is too great. :-)
  149. @Mr. Anon
    If Northam had any gumption, he'd just say that it isn't a big deal, that the people of Virginia elected him, and if anybody has a problem with it, let them try to impeach him. Ousting a governor over a 30 year old year-book photo is kind of throwing the baby out with the bathwater (which, for the record, he has announced that he supports).

    Replies: @Rosamond Vincy

    We live in a time when a Supreme Court Judge Nominee can be called on the carpet for something he may or may not have done 30 years ago. I went to plenty of keggers as a teen, and you can bet if someone had tried that kind of jackassery on me, everyone attending would have heard my opinion of him and his actions before I ever left the building. He also would have been singing soprano for a while.

  150. @I, Libertine
    @Harry Baldwin

    I just never got Mel Brooks. Since Tout Le Monde loved him, I figured there was something wrong with me. Everybody else can't be the outlier, right?

    But now I sense that maybe I was four or five decades ahead of my time.

    You wanna be bored for a while? Watch kinescopes of Your Show of Shows, that so-called comedy that Brooks, Woody Allen, Neil Simon and Ad Nauseum wrote for. People thought that $#|+ was funny? No. It was just what happend to be on the TV they'd just bought.

    Replies: @Rosamond Vincy

    Saw a documentary on it. Imogene Coca blew me away–an absolute chameleon who didn’t need a costume or makeup change to become another person in the blink of an eye.

  151. @Emblematic
    This is why the mainstream conservative strategy of trying to claim "the Left/the Democrats are the real racists" will never work. Even if these mainstream conservatives win a minor battle occasionally the only result is the Left doubling down on their commitment to fight 'white privilege' and 'white supremacy' - in other words, even more attacks against the people who vote for conservatives.

    Replies: @Authenticjazzman, @Charles Erwin Wilson

    You think it won’t work, but nothing ever works, until it does.

    Democrats think reality does not apply to them. Reality has the last word.

    Maybe ‘true racists’ won’t work. But keeping at them, well, that will work.

  152. @Jenner Ickham Errican
    https://s.abcnews.com/images/US/ralph-northam-01-ap-jef-190205_hpMain_16x9_992.jpg

    “There’s so much deep division in our society, I tell ya what—it’s got me spooked.”

    Replies: @trelane, @Achmed E. Newman, @Lot, @reactionry, @Charles Erwin Wilson

    Is that Kamala Harris by Northum? No wonder he is spooked.

  153. @J.Ross
    @anon

    I am really baffled by the ritual re-education thing. It's from the same lefty line of thinking where verbally hectoring male students in a mandatory lecture will end rape. Racists are the most evil thing ever but talking at them for five minutes will fix it all? This is the admission of snake oil.

    Replies: @Joe Joe, @Charles Erwin Wilson

    This is the admission of snake oil.

    You are a generous fellow. It is not just the admission, it is the endorsement.

  154. @Lot
    @Hypnotoad666

    "all white Virginians will have to take anti-racist sensitivity training to atone for his sins."

    https://media.salon.com/2017/08/tim-wise-charlottesville.jpg

    Tim Wise: I'm ready Mr. Governor!

    Replies: @Charles Erwin Wilson

    Tim Wise

    Wise is a professional hater. And libtards pay him to hate. Wise is a hostis humani generis, at least if you are white.

  155. @bored identity



    "...and has begun reading up on race...a few chapters of “Roots,” by Alex Haley."

     

    Can't blame Klanned Parenthood Guberner - it takes friggin' 729 pages in paperback, and not one, but two mini-series, before Kunta makes it from here:


    https://agumagunj.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/1364690545_kunta2520kinte.jpg


    to there :


    https://www.trekmate.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Geordi_La_Forge_2368-197x300.jpg

    Replies: @Charles Erwin Wilson

    Damn. Star Trek put his eyes out? Vicious bastards.

  156. @MB
    Wait a minute Guv.
    All you needed to do was claim you were channeling your hero and inspiration, Kermit Gosnell. All would be well and you would be showered with accolades from the Party of Infanticide. The political treasury of Banned Familyhood would lie open at your feet.
    And you could moonwalk to your heart's content whatever your wife says. On national TV even. What's not to like?

    I have a dream, that one day all Dimocrats will be judged by the color of their blackface characters.

    Replies: @Charles Erwin Wilson

    I have a dream, that one day all Dimocrats will be judged by the color of their blackface characters.

    Bwah hah hah hah hah! I have to stop reading Steve with food or drink in my mouth – the frequency of surprise is too great. 🙂

  157. @vinteuil
    This seems strangely familiar...

    Was it Harvey Weinstein who responded to his me-too accusers by promising to rededicate himself to the fight against Global Warming, or something like that?

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Flip, @Billy Corr

    No! He started yapping about how he was going to *go after* Wayne LaPierre and the NRA!

    Hah! A fat lot of good THAT silliness did him! Nobody even remembers it now!

    Actually, I’m surprised that Harvey – who must know scores of people with ocean-going yachts – didn’t quietly disappear over the horizon for a three-year cruise-of-a-lifetime and let the whole thing blow over – like a certain small Polish movie director once did.

    PLUS it is also puzzling that Harvey insisted on forcing his attentions on aspirant starlets who found him repulsive (he DOES look repulsive) rather than simply ordering the day’s best offer from California’s finest escort agencies and enjoying the attentions of splendid and very versatile lovelies who have trained themselves to pretend (convincingly) to find the repulsive attractive.

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