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I’m figuring something like Alistair Spode-Featherstonehaugh.

If you read carefully all the way to the end of a New York Times news article, you can usually figure out what’s going on. But “Don’t Unsettle the Incurious Subscribers Who’d Rather Not Know” seems to be a general policy.

 
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  1. And of course he “had mental issues.” He’s not responsible, it was those voices in his head that made him act that way.

  2. No, he’s just another “European.”

    • Replies: @Lagertha
  3. Gordon Chumway III.

    • LOL: Welshman
    • Replies: @Graham
  4. Mike Tre says:

    Available on Amazon:

    • Replies: @Jack D
    , @Ridin Realist
  5. Alec Guinness?

    Don’t make me explain this joke.

    Isn’t anyone going to ask me to explain the joke?

    OK, I’ll explain the joke. One of the dude’s names was Faisal.

    • LOL: ic1000
    • Replies: @additionalMike
  6. Well, comedy aside: Malik Faisal Akram

    • Replies: @AndrewR
  7. Muggles says:

    Prince Andrew?

    He’s had a lot of “troubles” lately. Maybe he cracked…

    • LOL: bomag
    • Replies: @Alden
  8. @Inquiring Mind

    It wasn’t the “British Man’s” fault anyway.
    He was a young man.
    And young men are passionate.

    • LOL: Ian Smith
  9. Ian Niles Worthington-on-Thames, the 3rd.

    OK, you’re one beats this, Steve. Are you saying the NY Times has been cutting the articles off at the 27th paragraph now? Brilliant!

  10. He was avenging American secession from King George III: a Tory to the last, to be posthumously honored as an Earl in the O.B.E., and remembered as an EarlOBE.

    • LOL: The Anti-Gnostic
  11. It is rather uncouth to point out that the guy is yet another drearily deranged Muslim fanatic.

    I also think that men have been stereotyped enough and we should actually assume their gender as a woman.

    Also, we should fix the age to something less predictable.

    “Blonde five year old English girl holds Jews hostage” is the perfect headline to balance out the truth with opposite newspaper pronouncements.

    • Replies: @Gamecock
  12. Jack D says:

    As everyone knows, Featherstonehaugh is pronounced “Fanshaw” (No, really).

    And Alistair Spode is pronounced “Malik Faisal”.

    The biggest irony is that Malik himself (if he had not been perforated by Texas’s Finest) would be deeply insulted to be called a British man.

    • Agree: NickG
  13. The guy is a troubled cousin of Amy Winehouse.

    • Replies: @SFG
  14. Jack D says:
    @Mike Tre

    If the Hunter laptop story suddenly gains traction, that will mean that Kamala has put the shiv in and there’s no 2nd term for Sleepy Joe. In fact, he might need to be impeached right away for being Mr. 10%. We are shocked, shocked to find that our dear friend Jobiden was corrupt.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
    , @fish
    , @J.Ross
  15. @Jack D

    Wooshter sauce:

    A staple of any American table.

  16. Time for a total and complete shutdown of Brits entering the United States until your country’s representatives can figure out what is going on.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  17. @Jack D

    Correct. And “Strachan” is “Strawn.” “Derbyshire” is of course “Darbishuh.”

    “Fazakerley,” however, is pronounced “Fazakerley.”

  18. Anon[165] • Disclaimer says:

    Steve,

    The New York Times is calling declining birthrates in China a “demographic crisis.”

    https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/17/world/asia/china-births-demographic-crisis.html

    • Replies: @Anon
    , @VivaLaMigra
  19. Batman says:
    @Enemy of Earth

    You can’t treat Islam with a heavy dose of socialism, but you can treat mental health with it. All roads lead to socialism.

  20. Doesn’t matter. He’s British, with a Lancashire accent and everything. Just as shoebomber Richard Reid has a South London accent.

    I really don’t get this idea that some people have that Britain is a lovely idyllic place filled with lovely people that’s been corrupted by dark-skinned savages. This seems to be the default response among “based” race realists who have probably never been to Cuck Island.

    Akram’s quote–“what the f___ is wrong with America” — could have been mouthed by anyone in Britain, and is, every single day. White American expats living in the UK report that their kids are bullied constantly over their nationality but I guess they’re making it up.

  21. I was relieved to learn it wasn’t Michael Caine, Ian McShane or Patrick Macnee

  22. Yes, but was he fully vaccinated?

  23. anonymous[390] • Disclaimer says:

    In the UK, he’s Asian.

    • Replies: @Nachum
    , @al gore rhythms
  24. @Enemy of Earth

    And of course he “had mental issues.” He’s not responsible, it was those voices in his head that made him act that way.

    It’s an interesting one. A lot of killers and would-be killers have “mental issues”, but they seem to select their targets in a limited number of ways.

    1. Family members and close friends.
    2. Co-workers – “going postal”.
    3. Random people.
    4. Members of a different race, tribe, or religion.

    You do not hear of “mad” people shooting up the stock exchange because they detest capitalism; or targeting the despised supporters of a rival sports team.

    When it comes to category (4), it is notable that the “mad” people who commit these murders have been primed to do so – either because it is what their religious book and preachers tell them (e.g. Muslims), or because they have repeatedly been told that the other group is responsible for their problems (e.g. the black madman who killed a woman at Times Square subway station). A mad Jehovah’s Witness has never decided to commit a suicide car bomb attack on the heretics at a Mormon church.

    • Replies: @Cloudbuster
  25. Philip Neal says: • Website

    There is a fairly clear distinction between Islamist terrorists and Muslims gone murderously off their heads.

    Islamists plan their crimes, choosing packed trains, stadium pop concerts and crowded bridges as their targets. Their weapons are explosives, automatic firearms or powerful cars, all acquired in advance.

    Crazed Muslims strike near home, selecting individuals of no particular importance as their victims (Lee Rigby, a soldier jogging off duty near his barracks, tourists in quiet Bloomsbury Square in central London). In Britain, where guns are hard to come by, they use machetes or knives, never bombs or firearms.

    Akram plainly belongs to the latter type. According to the Beeb, he is from Blackburn, a post-industrial dullsville in northern England with a large Pakistani population. The incident took place in a suburb of Dallas which nobody outside Texas has heard of. He held four people hostage with a single handgun. They had no power to remedy his grievance, a Pakistani issue, and one of them escaped by throwing a chair.

    The only mystery is why he went so far from home. If his purpose was to bring terror to a synagogue he could have done so by taking a train to nearby Manchester.

  26. zoos says:

    As long as the media keeps forcing themselves to normalize the senile observations of a frail, over medicated elderly man, we have no serious chance of collectively de-programming the general population en masse. So… get used to it for now.

    Example:

    “I don’t know why he grabbed her. I don’t know why he said, ‘I’m horny, and I’m going to rape you.’ I don’t know why he tore her clothes off. I don’t know why he raped her. We just don’t have enough facts.”

    • LOL: Old Prude
    • Replies: @Mr. Peabody
  27. @jimmyriddle

    ‘Time for a total and complete shutdown of Brits entering the United States until your country’s representatives can figure out what is going on.’

    That does have the virtue of being interesting. I say go for it.

  28. anon[167] • Disclaimer says:

    Malik seems like a nice guy, dedicated to rescuing his sister in Islam, the heroine Aafia Siddiqui who is being tortured by the American regime.

    I wish more actual Britons had his courage.

    • Replies: @Jack D
  29. @Enemy of Earth

    If anything is responsible it is the sickening easity of gun getting in America

  30. AndrewR says:
    @Bardon Kaldian

    He’s a better man than Martin Luther King Jr was

  31. Lagertha says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Princes are goin’ down. down, down, drowning, down. Good riddance to evil.

    • Replies: @Lagertha
  32. Lagertha says:
    @Lagertha

    drowning is the least combative way to die.

  33. @Ebony Obelisk

    ‘If anything is responsible it is the sickening easity of gun getting in America’

    Sickity Easening?

    Actually, I find it kind of convenient. Masses of guns around here: all we’d have to do to form a light infantry division is figure out how to line up.

    No one ever gets shot, though. Weird, huh?

  34. Anon[130] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon

    Why don’t we stop calling it a demographic crisis?

    Low fertility is the #1 threat to the genetic health of any species. It’s a GENETIC crisis.

    This behavior should be addressed like the pandemic and not a social issue. We all take the hit when others fail to breed.

    https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/journal-of-biosocial-science/article/abs/genetic-load-and-biological-changes-to-extant-humans/438CD28D1051B123461F47A72C0DF24A

    Moreover, a reduction in infant and child mortality and changing societal attitudes towards fertility have led to a decrease in total fertility rates (TFRs) since the 19th century. Generally speaking, decreases in differential fertility and mortality have meant that there is less opportunity for natural selection to eliminate deleterious mutations from the human gene pool.

    https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rspb.2017.2511

    Simulations indicate that considerably less reproductive failure (possibly as little as 20% per generation [2]) is needed to remove variants from populations under the assumption of selection based on relative fitness differentials (i.e. where the fitness costs of a given variant are estimated relative to the fitness of other genomes with different mutation loads) compared to absolute fitness differentials (i.e. where the fitness costs are estimated relative to a hypothetical mutation-free genome).

    On the assumption of absolute fitness differentials and given observed human de novo mutation rates, 88% of individuals must fail to reproduce, and an average fertility rate of 16 babies per woman in the reproducing fraction is required to purify a population of deleterious variants.

    This yields the mutation load paradox, or the incongruity between the high reproductive failure rate apparently required for population purification and the low observed reproductive failure rate in modernized populations [2].

    Forget TFR 5. Forget the Amish. Forget your “we off grid normies will just outbreed the antinatalists”.
    Global nuclear war + a TFR of 16 children per woman is needed to repair the increasing amount of damage that low fertility is imparting on our species if the low fertility, low reproductive failure trend continues.

    We must stop low fertility and low reproductive failure rate to improve our relative fitness rate. It’s humanity’s last realistic chance to avert our genetic oblivion.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
  35. @John Derbyshire

    Neville.

    Remember Churchill’s advice to his predecessor when wresting control of their party: Neville, give in, Neville, give in, Neville, Neville, Neville, Neville…

    • Replies: @John Derbyshire
  36. @Ebony Obelisk

    If anything is responsible it is the sickening easity of gun getting in America

    “If anything is responsible it is the sickening easity of [ ] getting in[to] America”

    FIFY, Black Phallus. With easity.

    • Agree: Old Prude
  37. @Jack D

    ‘If the Hunter laptop story suddenly gains traction, that will mean that Kamala has put the shiv in and there’s no 2nd term for Sleepy Joe. In fact, he might need to be impeached right away for being Mr. 10%. ‘

    I have to admit, the idea of Biden being on the witness stand, being humiliated by a hostile cross-examination is appealing.

    But can we avenge ourselves on his handlers in some way? I mean, getting Biden is kind of like bagging Eichmann but letting Hitler get away.

  38. @HammerJack

    Another tragic case of white supremacist anti-asian hate… oh never mind.
    .
    The NYT story on this cleverly refrained from describing the killer, so it was fairly obvious what he was.

    • Replies: @J
  39. Let me take a wild guess, the “British” man shouted something that sounds like “ALOHA SNACKBAR!!” when he took the hostages?? Perhaps he was insanely starved for Hawaiian food.

    • LOL: Gamecock
    • Replies: @Anonymous
  40. Jack D says:
    @anon

    Aafia Siddiqui who is being tortured by the American regime.

    If only. Siddiqui is living like a queen in a Federal prison hospital. No one lays a finger on her. Would that she was being treated by us the way that her fellow Al Qaedans treated capture Americans.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/12/us/politics/kayla-mueller-baghdadi.html

    At the very least she deserved the firing squad. She was captured in possession of 2 lbs. of cyanide – 1/1oth of a gram will kill you. Did she have a rodent problem in her hovel or was she going to use that in some attack on Americans as she had sworn to do?

  41. AndrewR says:
    @HammerJack

    “Internalized white supremacy”

  42. J.Ross says:

    I do not believe that a wheezing rabbi got air on a chair so beaitifully that an armed man forget he was holding a firearm. Call me an idiot, nothing short of seeing it can make me believe it. I also do not believe that that astronaut’s diary survived falling through the sky. A lot of completely unbelievable things happen when certain people are involved. We’ll never properly know the truth, and maybe it’s mean-spirited or cynical to opt for doubt. But the people telling fantastic stories usually also want us to adopt bad policy. If disbelief, even if factually wrong, protects us from bad policy, then its function was good.
    ———-
    so should we the secure the border
    NO NO NO WHAT YA GOTTA DO IS YA GOTTA THROW A CHAIR AT THE GUY
    should we allow congregants to conceal pistols
    NO NO NO WHAT YA GOTTA DO IS YA GOTTA THROW A CHAIR AT THE GUY
    should our visa-granting process be capable of awareness if a guy had a freaking police record
    NO NO NO WHAT YA GOTTA DO IS YA GOTTA THROW A CHAIR AT THE GUY
    what about asians pushed into the subway
    WELL WHERE IS THEIR CHAIR, YA GOTTA CARRY A CHAIR AT ALL TIMES JUST IN CASE, THEY’RE ASIAN, THEY PROBABLY USED A FUTON
    ———-
    The funniest part of the story is Jews wanting Jews to be in danger and anti-Semites wanting Jews to be safe.

  43. @HammerJack

    Ham, the ACLU led the movement to ban the involuntary confinement of the mentally ill. And yet, in California, they still blame Gov.Reagan for signing the bi-partisan (California) Lanternman-Petris-Short Act in 1967 for all the mentally ill inhabiting their streets. Convenient amnesia.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    , @Alden
  44. @Bragadocious

    Brag, it is the fault of all the Brit based shows on PBS.

  45. @Anon

    OneThreeZero, to the nyt, demographic is a good word, covers lots of their agenda. Genetics is a bad word and proponents should be cancelled.

  46. Anonymous[112] • Disclaimer says:
    @Exalted Cyclops

    There’s a recording of him from the facebook livestream if you really want to know the things he spoke. He certainly aligned with the Islamist penchant for bombs, but his were mostly of the F variety.

  47. @The Anti-Gnostic

    this documentary on Tory MP , Alan Clark, will prove a delight top the Steve-o-sphere. btw he represented the same constituency area as Lady Astor.

    • Replies: @al gore rhythms
  48. @Buzz Mohawk

    Not wooshter, woostah. Wooshter sounds perverted, like poofter.

    • Agree: Coemgen
  49. Wheels says:

    Why why why why was this deranged maniac Muslim in our nation to begin with?

    • Agree: Macumazahn
    • Replies: @SF
    , @Anon
  50. @Bragadocious

    School bullying is unfortunately common in Britain. Terrorist attacks less so. British Muslims are about 50 times more likely than the natives to commit tribal/racial/religious murder. By number of victims, the ratio is even higher.

    Nobody seems to care that a significant number of organised large-scale outrages in Europe happened with some involvement from the national security services. The Manchester Arena bomber, Salman Abedi, was the son of Libyan jihadists brought to Britain by MI6 in the hope that they would be useful when the time came to fight Col Gaddafi – and indeed, they returned to Libya to join the armed opposition. Salman Abedi then came back to Britain to massacre infidels here rather than in his home country. There is a public inquiry in Britain to examine the events surrounding the bombing, but the government has issued “Public Interest Immunity Certificates” to prevent the inquiry from asking awkward questions. So far, blame has been directed at the minimum-wage security guards at the Manchester Arena, and at the police (for taking too long for their meal breaks).

    Somebody on another thread mentioned that a former commissioner of the Spanish National Police has made the appalling allegation that the Spanish security services were involved in the August 2017 jihadist attacks in Catalonia, in which 17 people were killed and 140 injured. They wanted to give the Catalans a scare in the weeks before their independence referendum, but lost control of the operation. The story has received very little coverage outside Catalonia.

    https://www.elnacional.cat/en/politics/villarejo-accuses-cni-17-a-attacks-scare-catalonia_693776_102.html

    And of course the Moscow Apartment Bombings were staged by the Russian state, to justify the Second Chechen War.

    • Replies: @Jack D
  51. SF says:
    @Wheels

    The guy’s own brother said the same thing. “He had a record. He was known to the police.”

    • Agree: notsaying
  52. Anon[380] • Disclaimer says:
    @Wheels

    Because native born British/Americans don’t want to breed enough, don’t want to get vaccinated, don’t want to get in to any debt at all, and don’t want to work.

    Sit out and get spit out. Your hustle is your power.

    • Replies: @Alden
  53. SFG says:
    @Abolish_public_education

    They tried to make him go to rehab, but he said no.

  54. @Reg Cæsar

    Reg: I don’t know why, but to a British ear “Neville” sounds Australian nowadays.

  55. @HammerJack

    “should never have been out on the streets” my ass – he shouldn’t even be on this continent.

  56. @John Derbyshire

    “Crichton” is pronounced “Cry-ton”

    “Taliaferro” is pronounced “Tolliver”

    • Replies: @JMcG
  57. mc23 says:

    It’ll be interesting in 3 generations when the “New” British or French gain control of the nuclear weapons and bio-labs of First World Europe. I suspect they’ll love their children too much just like everyone else but you never know.

    • Agree: The Ringmaster
    • Replies: @HammerJack
  58. Welshman says:
    @John Derbyshire

    Or, perhaps, Geraint, Dylan, Ioan or Dafydd?

    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
  59. Middle Eastern on Middle Eastern violence.

  60. @Philip Neal

    Here’s one hypothesis:

    Was the Terrorist Attack in Colleyville a Replay of the Terrorist Attack in Garland in 2015?

    So, the questions become: (1) how did Faisal Akram gain a visa to enter the United States? (2) Who did he visit? (3) Who gave him the weapon? (4) Who facilitated his travel and targeting operations; and lastly, (5) who financed and assisted him in his attack?

    Unfortunately, the most obvious answer is just like the 2015 Garland example, the FBI was his enabler.

    Akram entered the synagogue around 11am Saturday morning as a service was live streamed online. Akram shouted anti-Semitic rants at the Jewish members, took them hostage and then demanded the release of convicted terrorist Aafia Siddiqu, whom he referred to as his ‘sister’. The location in Colleyville seems significant, because ‘Lady al-Qaeda’ is being held in a federal prison about 20 miles from Colleyville, at FMC Carswell in Fort Worth.

    More:

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2022/01/17/was-the-terrorist-attack-in-colleyville-a-replay-of-the-terrorist-attack-in-garland-in-2015

    • Replies: @VivaLaMigra
    , @Gamecock
    , @Alden
  61. syonredux says:

    So-so article getting some traction on Twitter. Near as I can tell, it’s all about how people shouldn’t get too worried about WOKEness. See, if you do get too worried, you might turn into a Nazi…

    The Reactionary Trap

    https://www.persuasion.community/p/the-reactionary-trap

  62. syonredux says:
    @John Derbyshire

    And Cholmondeley is pronounced “chumly.’ Back in grad school, I slightly upset a Brit prof by knowing how to pronounce that one.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Ralph L
    , @JMR
  63. Anon[419] • Disclaimer says:

    What’s the principle underlying the idea that you publish a person’s nationality but not their religion?

    I assume you can’t mention religion because, what, it demonizes people of that religion? That it’s supposedly irrelevant to the crime? Then why mention nationality? Does that not reflect badly and unfairly on Britons? What relevance does nationality have to his deed?

    Even trying to play devil’s advocate I have trouble understanding this one.

    • Agree: silviosilver
  64. From the centennial girl:

    “How would you describe your race or ethnic origin?”

    “Superior to Asians, but not as intelligent as blacks.”

  65. fish says:
    @Jack D

    So……you’ve heard something?

  66. fish says:
    @Ebony Obelisk

    “Gun Getting”…..a game you and Tiny like to play?

  67. @John Derbyshire

    Perhaps it is because, in the minds of British people John Derbyshire’s age, it is associated with the guy who wrote this book, which was big during their formative years. Okay, he’s a “Nevil” and not a “Neville,” but that’s my wild guess.

    • Replies: @Cortes
    , @Reg Cæsar
  68. Richard B says:
    @Enemy of Earth

    He’s not responsible, it was those voices in his head that made him act that way.

    The voices of White Supremacy, no doubt. They’re responsible.

    Actually, even though the terminology was different, wasn’t that pretty much the Kunstler/Kuby defense for Colin Ferguson?

  69. Anonymous[183] • Disclaimer says:
    @syonredux

    By learning the following?

    There was a young fellow named Cholmondeley,
    Whose bride was so mellow and colmondeley
    That the best man, Colquhoun,
    An inane young bolqufoun,
    Could only stand still and stare dolmondeley.

  70. Anonymous[183] • Disclaimer says:
    @John Derbyshire

    I raise you:

    There was a young Cholmondeley Colquhoun
    Who kept as a pet a balquboun
    His mother said, “Cholmondeley,
    Do you think it quite colmondeley
    To feed that balquboun with a spolquoun?”

    Norman, rather than Anglo-Saxon, but still handy for avoiding a scene at parties.

    • Replies: @silviosilver
  71. @PiltdownMan

    Thanks. I was going to bring him up. Shute, whose real surname was Norway, moved to Australia in 1950 and died there in January, 1960. Not quite a decade, but at his peak, so he’s associated with his adopted country.

    I got a used copy of one of his novels at a Camden flea market when I worked in London years ago. Can’t remember the title, but it must have been No Highway. I think it was this edition; the cover price was in £/s/d.

    • Replies: @sb
  72. Escher says:
    @Enemy of Earth

    The predictable islamophobia from his planned hostage taking made him upset, causing a feedback loop.

    • LOL: silviosilver
  73. J.Ross says:
    @Buffalo Joe

    All left-wing grievances derive from past granting of now-forgotten left-wing demands.
    (Is that a named law yet? Anyone claimed it already? Otherwise, my third.)

    • Replies: @HammerJack
  74. J.Ross says:
    @Jack D

    How do they do that without implicitly admitting that they censored a major news story in order to affect a presidential election?

    • Replies: @mc23
    , @Jack D
  75. J says:
    @Mike_from_SGV

    The result of the media hiding the ethnic identity of evil perpetrators is that people focus on that very point.

    • Replies: @HammerJack
  76. Graham says:
    @Redneck farmer

    ‘Gordon Chumway III’ is a stereotypical American name. I’ve never met a Briton with a regnal number appended to his or her name. For my (boomer) generation, it seems to me that an awful lot of people are called Dave or Sue. So typical British (legacy population) names might be Dave Smith or Sue Brown.

  77. Graham says:
    @John Derbyshire

    Oh I don’t know about that. What about Neville in The Cloggies (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cloggies#/media/File:ProtoCloggies11.gif) that magnificent cartoon series about clog-dancing folk?

  78. Daily Mail: “Akram’s brother, Gulbar, said he had suffered from mental health problems and questioned how he had been allowed into the United States.”

    • Replies: @Paul Jolliffe
  79. My guess is “Mo.” Which is obviously short for Morrissey.

  80. maybe his hoes from Rotherham he ordered were delayed crossing the Pennines

  81. sb says:
    @John Derbyshire

    Ethelred is my idea of a a good Anglo-Saxon name
    Though to my eye this guy does have a passing resemblance to Hugh Grant

  82. @John Derbyshire

    Perhaps you’re thinking of Neville the Concrete Aboriginal? (I googled it and was surprised to see they still sell them.)

  83. @James N. Kennett

    “You do not hear of “mad” people shooting up the stock exchange because they detest capitalism”

    I give you the bombing of Wall Street.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wall_Street_bombing

    40 died. Hundreds injured.

    • Thanks: James N. Kennett
  84. @J

    Only some people. Most consumers of MSM propaganda think exactly how and what they’re supposed to.

    • Replies: @Jack D
  85. @J.Ross

    All left-wing grievances derive from past granting of now-forgotten left-wing demands.

    A fascinating insight. Is it accurate, comprehensive? If so, definitely needs a name. J.Ross’s Third??

    • Replies: @J.Ross
  86. I blame the Italian Anarchists.

  87. @mc23

    It’s an open question whether anything advanced will still be functional, but I doubt the third-world underclass will be able to connect means with ends any better than they do now.

    • Agree: J.Ross
  88. sb says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Nevil Shute was a very popular writer in the Australia of the 1950s and 60s .
    Almost forgotten today although still very readable .
    I recall Engineering students were advised to read his book Slide Rule

  89. Ralph L says:
    @syonredux

    “I say, did you hear about ol’ Cholmondeley?”
    No, what about ol’ Cholmondeley?
    “He was found dead in bed with a sheep.”
    With a sheep? Male or female?
    “Female, of course, there was nothing queer about ol’ Cholmondeley.”
    A joke I learned from my mother.

    Then there’s Beauchamp, pronounced BEE-chum. They were early Earls of Warwick (silent second w), later inherited by those pesky Nevilles (including The Kingmaker in the Wars of the Roses). The Nevilles (Edward IV’s mother) were the penultimate English family to marry into the current Royal line until the Queen Mum’s mum. Edward’s half-English wife was the last. A good thing the people didn’t expect their rulers to be ethnically English.

  90. mc23 says:
    @J.Ross

    Oceania has always been at war with Eastasia

    • Agree: Jack D
  91. @Cortes

    Of course his two sons played for a decade at Manchester United…that crowd song on the wiki link is awesome… (to the tune of “rebel rebel” by Bowie)

    Neville Neville, they’re in defence
    Neville Neville, their future’s immense
    Neville Neville, they ain’t half bad
    Neville Neville, the name of their dad

    This singing business is something that antipodean and western atlantic colonies have completely gone off.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    , @Reg Cæsar
  92. @Anonymous

    Haha, very good. Did you colmonde up with these on the fly or did you have them stored up from earlier?

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  93. @The Ringmaster

    A century ago when the sing-along-with-the-bouncing-ball effect was first shown in a silent movie, the audience loved it so much that they made the projectionist rewind so they could sing the song three times.

    Good times.

  94. @John Derbyshire

    I can think of some ‘Strawns,” like dead 70’s aussie pop star Shirley, or non-dead youtube antifeminist Karen. But more famous by far would be redknob soccer star/manager Gordon, who is a “Stracken.” It’s a bloody minefield!

  95. J.Ross says:
    @HammerJack

    Consider “Facing Reality in American Education.” Almost all the leftist educational fads are undoing leftist educational fads from ten years ago.

    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
  96. Alden says:
    @Buffalo Joe

    The state mental hospitals in every state were closed down in 1975, O’Connor vs Donaldson.
    O’Connor was the mentally ill man the ACLU used as plaintiff. The 9 minions of Satan in the Supreme Court obeyed the Jewish organization the ACLU and ruled the mental hospitals be closed.

    ACLU claimed it arranged for mental patient O’Connor to live in a lovely halfway house and receive therapy after O’Connor was released. I wonder if it really happened or if he ended up homeless.

    Lanterman Petris didn’t close the mental hospitals. That happened after 1975. And very suddenly. “ Here’s a greyhound bus ticket to the nearest city. When you get there, find a welfare office”

    Judges are not sued for their bad decisions and the personal injuries torts and wrongs caused by those decisions. Everybody else can be sued for injuries they cause.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
  97. Alden says:
    @Muggles

    Latest news about Prince Andrew Herbert is that he and Maxwell “ dated “ for a while in the 1990s and that she stayed overnight in his Buckingham palace apartment. OMG!!! Gasp in horror According to some security guards.

    • Replies: @AndrewR
  98. The assumption from word one of this saga is that this is some type of Paki.

  99. So the Z-man’s like of the day:

    “Disordered minds seek the order of the bloody fist imposing its will on society.”

    was targeted at the Branch Covidians but the Sharia Shites have it in spades too.

  100. @Steve Sailer

    Im sitting in Father Ted’s listening to an excellent pub singer trying to get crowd involvement, and the Thai locals are happy to sing along, dance, get on stage and play the triangle etc…. whereas the tourists/expats of originally Northern European extraction are hard to get a murmur out of, although they all know the words. It’s a far cry from 1944 when the lads would happily nernerner Glen Miller’s entire repertoire (ie In the Mood) while strolling up Omaha beach.

  101. @zoos

    Evelyn? Hillary? Viviane? Oh, wait! It’s Beverley.
    FBI Person of Spokes probably said it best: “Perhaps we’ll never know.”

  102. @John Derbyshire

    Lord Nigel Wingate, upon waking noticed the tent pole in his bed.
    Cuthbart, the loyal servant asked, “Shall I awake Lady Wingate?”
    Nigel replied, “No, Cuthbart. Bring me my baggy tweeds. I think I shall smuggle this one into town.”

  103. Jack D says:
    @James N. Kennett

    I think that you have to distinguish between outright false flag attacks such as the Moscow apartment bombings vs. the security services brought your grandpa to the country vs. our undercover agents have had contact with the bomber. These are not all the same thing.

    It is the job of undercover agents to penetrate radical organizations. As part of their undercover disguise, they go around and say encouraging things to people who are already inclined to do terrorist activities in order to gain their trust. This is a normal part of undercover work and doesn’t make them responsible when the terrorist acts out.

    Most terrorists are not the sons of terrorists. The “British man” in Texas is very typical. He was the son of an ordinary mill worker, brought by the British from Pakistan in the ’50s as cheap labor. Soon after the textile mills closed anyway but the mill worker’s 6 sons grew up as semi-deracinated criminals in a S. Asian slum. Most of them just stuck with car theft and other low level crimes but one of them was a little nuts and attracted to the jihadist stuff he heard around the mosque. The mill owner saving 20 pence/hr for a couple of years in the 1950s is the gift that keeps on giving, in perpetuity, just like the Virginia planters of the 17th century have left us with millions of permanent “gifts”. But we have learned our lesson now and would never bring in cheap labor for short term temporary gain. That would be unbelievably shortsighted.

    • Agree: Jonathan Mason
    • LOL: Johann Ricke
    • Replies: @James N. Kennett
    , @Alden
  104. Jack D says:
    @J.Ross

    “Originally we believed the Hunter laptop to be fake – some sort of false flag planted by Trump sympathizers. However, the FBI, as the result of a time consuming and painstaking investigation, has uncovered evidence which conclusively proves that the laptop is in fact authentic. We were shocked when we learned of this and we regret being taken in by the Biden campaign operatives.”

  105. Akram doesn’t seem to be a very popular surname according to wikipedia. Am I wrong about this somewhere?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akram#:~:text=Akram%20(Arabic%3A%20%D8%A3%DA%A9%D8%B1%D9%85)%2C,is%20also%20rendered%20as%20Ekrem.

    Akram
    Akram Afif, Qatari footballer
    Akram al-Hawrani, Syrian politician
    Akram Aldroubi, American mathematician
    Akram Khan (cricketer) , Bangladeshi cricketer
    Akram Chehayeb, Lebanese politician
    Akram El Hadi Salim, Sudanese footballer
    Akram Fouad Khater, Lebanese-American historian
    Akram Khan (dancer), English dancer of Bangladeshi descent
    Akram Khpalwak, Governor of Paktika Province in Afghanistan
    Akram Khuzam, al-Jazeera journalist
    Akram Mahinan, Malaysian footballer
    Akram Mohammadi, Iranian actress
    Akram Monfared Arya, Iranian pilot
    Akram Ojjeh, Saudi businessman
    Akram Pahalwan, Pakistani wrestler
    Akram Umarov, Kyrgyzstani footballer
    Akram Yurabayev, Uzbekistani sprint canoer
    Akram Zaki, Pakistani Senator and literary scholar

    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
  106. Jack D says:
    @HammerJack

    Do they really or do they just pretend not to know because that’s the “correct” thing to do? Maybe there are a few idiots in the elite bubble who, when they read about “British man takes hostages in synagogue” or “racist attack on Asians” actually picture some evil white racist dude but most ordinary people (even Dem voters) know damn well who it is. In a totalitarian society, everyone, even true believers, gains skill in reading between the lines of the Pravda articles.

    And they also know that it’s rude to dwell on this. The criminal, who is in fact a British citizen just like the paper says, has been driven over the edge by “systemic racism” or he’s mentally ill and this has nothing to do with Muslims (or Blacks or whatevers) in general. His race or religion has no bearing on this crime – why would you even bring it up? In any case, the REAL problem in our society is systemic oppression of minorities by evil white racist dudes, which we must all fight together. We should not allow the Right to divide us. The best way to prevent such attacks in the future in more funding for mental health care, improving the educational system, etc. etc.

    • Agree: Jonathan Mason
  107. Gamecock says:
    @Triteleia Laxa

    It is rather uncouth to point out that the guy is yet another drearily deranged Muslim fanatic.

    Sir, what evidence do you have that he was deranged?

  108. Gamecock says:
    @HammerJack

    He looks like Lori Lightfoot.

  109. Alden says:
    @Anon

    You want more White American children? Get to work and have some. Another MAN OF UNZ who has no children yapping that other White people should have more children.

    At least you didn’t write that White woman must have more children. So at least you know that it takes a man and a woman to make a baby. And what does your ridiculous obsession with other people’s child bearing have to do with the article?

    Nothing more contemptible than a childless incel posting anonymous comments urging others to have children.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  110. Gamecock says:
    @Ebony Obelisk

    If anything is responsible it is the sickening easity of gun getting in America

    If only one of the people in the synagogue had thought to take advantage of that.

  111. @Jack D

    Do they really or do they just pretend not to know because that’s the “correct” thing to do?

    Of course there are many in both groups. It’s not hard to imagine a cohort of white males who say and do what’s necessary to keep their jobs, even their wives. Most of us know guys like that.

    But life is easier for True Believers. And MSM prop is designed to turn people into true believers. Not to mention ubiquitous diversity training, which forces people to engage in role playing exercises to ensure they aren’t faking or daydreaming.

    Can people still daydream and try to fake their way through? Sure, but it gets harder and harder. By design.

  112. @Jack D

    Agreed.

    If a person is born in England, or arrives in England as a small child, grows up in the English environment, watched English TV, listen to English radio, speaks with a local English accent, is educated in British schools, treated by the National Health Service mental health services, dealt with by the British courts, and has a British passport, then they are in effect a British person, and a product of Britain, who has never known any other country.

    Are you going to say that Dr Sanjay Gupta, who was born in the USA, is not an American?

    Unfortunately this dude, who is clearly mentally unstable, ended up buying into extremist Muslimist crap, and decided to go out in a blaze of gore.

    Apparently he was able to enter the United States by filling out a form in which he denied having any criminal history. Being more or less suicidal, he didn’t really care that he might be found guilty of perjury if he was found to be lying.

    Not all that dissimilar to the famous tennis player who didn’t care if he lied on his Australian visa application knowing that his wealth and fame would protect him from going to prison.

  113. I hope nobody here is holding their breath waiting for the American Jewish community to change their mind about open borders immigration, no restrictions on mass Muslim immigration to the USA, to remaining White Western societies.

    If 9-11-01 didn’t get American Jewish elite to just change their minds and join White Gentile Americans in thinking:

    “We can’t let these 8th century Islamists that hate us continue to flood in to murder us in our countries”.

    Instead the American Jewish elite, Neo Conservatives especially just spun 9-11-01 into a another war/invasion of Iraq, the Axis of Evil lies.

    We wrote about this at Occidental Dissent:

    Je*s were expelled from Spain in 1492 along with Muslim Moors, or forced to covert Catholic Christianity under Inquisition torture for basically taking the Muslim Moor side against Spanish Catholics, for being the Muslim tax collectors and selling local white girls in to concubine White slavery to Muslim buyers in the Arab and especially to Muslim Ottoman Turk buyers. The elite of Ottoman Turkish Islamic society was all based on getting young White concubine slaves.

    Muslims and Je*s vote exactly the same way in London England, and USA – the anti White way, supporting the great replacement. That’s life. Life often sucks.

    Here’s the best ever Occidental Dissent story about 15th Century Spain Whites, Muslims and je*s:

    http://occidentaldissent.com/2015/10/12/15th-century-spain-muslims-jews-and-our-guys/

  114. SF says:

    Maybe as Steven Goldberg, your columns could be shared on Facebook again. Can’t crosspost on that other site, though.

  115. Yep, I took one look at that racist, anti-semitic animal and concluded that he was just as British as Lord Admiral Nelson, Winston Churchill, or Maggie Thatcher. Obviously, we need to ban entry of anyone from the British Isles immediately.

  116. @Ripple Earthdevil

    Your second question, corrected: “Whom did he visit?” If you think there’s no difference between “who” and “whom”, I must ask whether you perceive a difference between “he” and “him” or between “she” and “her.” If you don’t know whether to use “who” or “whom” in constructing a phrase or sentence, please repeat the 5th grade. Language is a part of our culture; please defend it and use it properly.

    • Replies: @Ripple Earthdevil
  117. ganderson says:

    I’ve been watching the British show “Endeavour”, about the the trials and tribulation of the young Inspector Morse. Pretty good, as far as the murder mystery aspect of the show goes.

    The series begins in 1965, in England, specifically Oxford. An England that is what many (most?) Americans think of: guys with flat caps and accents: “hello guv’nah “: of Lord Smythington-Smythe-Smythington types: “Well done, old boy”…

    Currently the show has reached 1970, and the wokeness is being laid on with a trowel. Immigrants (with the exception of one gangster character) be they black or Asian, are saintly, and mostly not guilty- and anti immigrant functionaries and politicians are portrayed as the devil incarnate.

    Not much mention of the notion of how British people might have been (or rather not been) consulted about the great demographic changes that began during this period, or how difficult it is in fact for people of different races and cultures to coexist. Last night’s episode had an “England for the English” politician who was portrayed as a deeply unsympathetic character. At the end of the show, when a white (half Polish) kid is killed by some third world types in retaliation for an attack on one of their own, the implication is that, ultimately the white kid’s demise was caused by the immigration restrictionists.

    The pol gets his though, as his daughter is set to marry a Pakistani doctor…

    Oh and not reated to my central point, but what I always think, when I watch shows like this is that Oxford must have the highest murder rate in the western world- the only other place comparably is Ystad, Skåne, Sweden, where Inspector Kurt Wallander presides.

  118. @Jack D

    I agree with most of what you say – especially the shortsightedness of the government in allowing mass immigration in a vain attempt to sustain dying industries with cheaper labour.

    It is the job of undercover agents to penetrate radical organizations. As part of their undercover disguise, they go around and say encouraging things to people who are already inclined to do terrorist activities in order to gain their trust. This is a normal part of undercover work and doesn’t make them responsible when the terrorist acts out.

    In the case of the A-17 attacks in Catalonia, the Spanish security services (allegedly) went beyond this brief and decided to give Catalan voters a “scare”. They wrongly assumed that they were smarter than the terrorists and would be able to control the operation.

    The Manchester Arena bomber is different again. We are familiar with the notion that our three-letter agencies play lethal games that cause murder and mayhem in the Third World. It comes as a surprise to discover that their playground includes the homeland that they are supposed to be defending. Why did they do it? To oust a dictator who was a minor nuisance, and gain control of his country’s oil reserves (which are significant but not huge)? This is only one of the questions that the inquiry will not be asking. When MI5 became aware of Abedi’s activities, why didn’t they stop him? Did MI6 tell them “Don’t worry about him, he’s one of ours”? Did MI6 arrange explosives training for any members of the Abedi family? We deserve to know the answers, and a little public humiliation for MI5 and MI6 would be a good thing, because they clearly need to be reminded that they exist to protect the UK, they are not omnipotent, and they can sometimes be outsmarted by the terrorists that they imagine they control.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  119. @Jonathan Mason

    The legacy media said nothing about him for hours, except that he was “British”. They really seem too stupid to realize that they are torching what remains of their credibility every time they pull this stunt.

    • Thanks: Alden
    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
  120. @Graham

    I was going to say the same thing–a very American sounding name.

    And you can take a bonus point, because my ethnically legacy stepdad’s name is Dave Smith.

  121. Nachum says:
    @anonymous

    The US media loves to quote British sources saying “Asian” because to most Americans “Asian” means Chinese, not Pakistani.

  122. pontius says:

    Nigel, Graham, Ian, Des, Bazza, Gazza or Mick.

  123. @Mike Tre

    The Liability and the Asset: How Hunter’s Enormous Cock Delivered the White House for Joe Biden

  124. @Enemy of Earth

    “it was those voices in his head that made him act that way”

    The same.

  125. Jack D says:
    @Jonathan Mason

    This guy didn’t learn to hate the West in Pakistan. He learned it in Britain, either thru Leftist indoctrination in the school system or else the British allowed a parallel system of education in the mosques where such hateful ideology was taught.

    Sometimes there is self-radicalization thru the internet but the English speaking imams of Al Qaeda were teaching this stuff in person for many years before the British government cracked down and forced them to flee and lecture over the internet.

    Basically you have a whole parallel subculture of S. Asians (just as exists in America with blacks in the ghetto) of people who live outside of British norms. They make their living thru crime or semi-legal activities (don’t pay taxes), they habituate radical mosques, they run grooming gangs, etc. In one sense they are British (speak w. British regional accents, devoted to football, etc.) but in another sense they live in their own world which has topsy-turvy rules.

    • Agree: Alden, The Ringmaster
    • Replies: @AndrewR
  126. @Welshman

    “Geraint, Dylan, Ioan or Dafydd?”

    Names for moons in the Saturn system?

    • Replies: @Bill Jones
  127. Nachum says:
    @Philip Neal

    A complete mystery apart from his choice of specific target, that is.

  128. Dr Sanjay Gupta, whether he was born in the USA or not, is not an American. To the extent these aliens assimilate, it’s to shitlibery.

  129. Wokechoke says:
    @Jonathan Mason

    Gupta is an Indian. It is not complicated. He’s a nice enough guy but there it is.

  130. Wokechoke says:
    @Bragadocious

    His identity is that of a Pakistani. That’s the first point of any discussion.

  131. @J.Ross

    Leftists keep shifting the time frame for Year Zero because blacks keep showing up late for the meetings.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
  132. Bill B. says:

    Happily Blackburn muslims appear to have forgiven Mr Akram this unfortunate episode:

    After learning about the identity of the hostage-taker, Blackburn Muslim Community issued a statement on its Facebook page in which they prayed for the “highest rank of paradise” for Akram. In the now-deleted post, they said, “Faisal Akram has sadly departed from this temporary world and returned to his creator. He was son of Mohammad Malik Akram and the brother of Gulbar, Malik, Nasar, Yassar and Late Gulzameer Akram.”

    I am not quite sure what this means: is he a martyr now? What would he have to do to NOT get this sort of recommendation?

    The page has been deleted but can be found on the internet if you google the appropriate words.

  133. @Alden

    Alden, thank you but they still blame Reagan. Stay safe my source for all things California.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  134. @The Ringmaster

    This singing business is something that antipodean and western atlantic colonies have completely gone off.

    Chicago’s Nancy Faust helped start a revival with “Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye” when a pitcher is sent to the showers. Such a nasty legacy for such a nice lady! She really belongs in the Baseball Hall of Fame.

    While not as civilized as cricket’s, US crowds are much more so than the FA’s. Prohibition tamed us.

    I wince when Manchester’s United supporters sing “We paid for your home; what a waste of council tax” to “Sloop John B” to crosstown City’s fans. I like City, but the charge is half-right. Theirs is the rare public stadium in the Premier League. It wasn’t built for them, but to attract the Olympics and/or Commonwealth Games, the latter which they hosted.

  135. @Buffalo Joe

    Alden, thank you but they still blame Reagan.

    And Howard Jarvis.

  136. Alden says:
    @Jack D

    Great post thank you jack.

  137. Guess the Name of the “British Man” in the NYT’s Headlines

    Guess the demographics of Florida’s second-most crime-ridden city. No surprise, the most, Magnolia Park, is 80% black.

    Medley, #2, is 94% white. However…

    • Replies: @William Badwhite
  138. Good time for jews and muslims to come together to face the real enemy: White supremacy!

  139. AndrewR says:
    @Alden

    Andrew is being scapegoated to cover up for Mossad

    • Replies: @Alden
  140. AndrewR says:
    @Jack D

    Did he hate “the West” or did he hate your people?

    • Replies: @Jack D
  141. JMR says:
    @syonredux

    I’m still grappling with that pronunciation.

  142. @anonymous

    In the UK news, he’s British, and there would be few people now daring enough to say otherwise, for example, at work. I made a snarky comment at work today about the news coverage, and instantly regretted it. I know it’s wasted on them so I just risked being sacked for nothing.

  143. @Reg Cæsar

    Medley, #2, is 94% white. However…

    Reg, you hit on it after the [More] tag. Lots of late-arriving (i.e. not the educated land-owning ones that fled Castro in the 50’s and 60’s) Cubans, Nicaraguans, etc. It’s definitely not white.

    Medley is lots of industry and indistinguishable from Hialeah and general Miami-Dade quasi-industrial sprawl. Florida East Coast puts together freight trains over there, lots of warehouses catering to the cargo operations out of Miami airport and the smaller freighters that live up the Miam River that service the Bahamas and other islands. It’s pretty seedy but wouldn’t be #2 if places like Liberty City and Overtown were cities instead of just “neighborhoods” of Miami. Whenever you see “Cops” and its in Miami – its in Liberty City or Overtown.

  144. Is this the new “Florida man” trope?

  145. Abdul Magic Carpet Ride Camelshag is a right and proper British name.

  146. Gamecock says:
    @Ripple Earthdevil

    Who gave him the weapon?

    Silly question. In a nation with up to 420,000,000 guns, any adult can get a gun.

  147. Anonymous[786] • Disclaimer says:
    @James N. Kennett

    In the case of the A-17 attacks in Catalonia, the Spanish security services (allegedly) went beyond this brief and decided to give Catalan voters a “scare”. They wrongly assumed that they were smarter than the terrorists and would be able to control the operation.

    How would this undermine support for independence? Muslim terrorism and Catalan independence have nothing to do with each other.

    • Replies: @James N. Kennett
  148. Jack D says:
    @ganderson

    Oxford must have the highest murder rate in the western world-

    My wife likes that show and I always tease her about that – haven’t they killed everyone in town yet?

    Also the murders are not like the murders in Philly where two guys get into a tussle about a parking spot or one bumps into the other at a club and one pops a cap in the ass of the other. No, the murderers are these high class toffs and they belong to satanic cults or have some elaborate insurance fraud scheme or something and they use poison and electrocution and other devious means.

    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
  149. Jack D says:
    @AndrewR

    Porque no los dos?

    The man’s family was from Pakistan. Do people from Pakistan have any historical reasons for hating the British and Americans aside from Palestine? Something closer to home, perhaps?

    Israel serves as a big talking point for radical Muslims (generally more talk than action) but if Israel disappeared tomorrow they wouldn’t love the West. When Qutb came back from Greeley, CO hating the West in 1949, it wasn’t because of Israel (which was not even an American ally at that time) but because of the “depravity” that he saw in America. For example that they did not keep their women locked up.

    I realize that people here operate on the “The Jews are Our Misfortune” principle, but you are fooling yourselves if you think that getting rid of the Jews is the universal solution to all the world’s ills.

  150. @Graham

    When I first saw Gordon Shumway, aka ALF, I had a strong hunch that it was the beginning of ufo disclosure. But then, I already had the same ideas about I dream of Jeannie, and I was only 12.

  151. A paki of the UK variety flies to Texas to break yet another Paki out of prison. Thinks his best course of action is to go to the nearest Rabbi and threaten to kill him if he doesn’t call the warden and have her released. 🤣

    You have to at least give him credit for having a better understanding than most Americans of who in this country actually has power .

    • Replies: @Jack D
  152. @SunBakedSuburb

    Names for moons in the Saturn system?

    Nah, his pet sheep.

  153. @Jonathan Mason

    Akram was a Paki net consumer who imposed costs on the common weal solely by virtue of existing. Djokovic is a net producer that anybody other than officious busybodies would be glad to have visiting their country.

    Dr. Sanjay Gupta is a US citizen; but he is no more an American than you are an Ecuadoran.

    • Replies: @Jack D
  154. @Anon

    When the “one child policy” was enacted, the GOAL was to have China’s massive overpopulation, caused by Mao’s de-facto “five child policy,” peak at One BILLION, seven hundred million. It would then take HALF A CENTURY to decline to just under a BILLION – still massive overpopulation. IOW, China would have to support in excess of a billion human bodies for over a century’s time, leading up to and after the peak, and STILL too damn many for decades after that. China was the most populous nation on Earth in the early 60’s, with “only” 400,000,000. The US is headed for that in about one American generation; faster if immigration isn’t curtailed.

  155. Gude amichtie! phoneposting, eh?
    Try again.

    The only words a Common Englishman needs to comprehend are
    “CompaNEE! .. form FRONT!!”
    If they’re particularly and notoriously stupid (e.g. cumbrians or geordies), reinforce with
    “PREsent .. HARMS!!”

    bishbashbosh, job .. dun.

    Toime fer a pint, Oi reckun.

  156. @Tono Bungay

    Undoubtedly a treasonous scumbag in one of our three-letter agencies saw this man’s enormous potential as a useful idiot/patsy and guided him right in.

    The only question is whether this man’s actions were entirely his own, or was he part of a larger script?

    Since he is dead, any possible co-conspirator/ handlers can breathe easier.

  157. This 1st Class PoS might have been a UK citizen but he was definitely NOT “British;” ie. he would not have thought of himself as a Loyal Subject of the Crown!

  158. Winston Smythe-Higgenbotham.

  159. Alden says:
    @ganderson

    Ystad, Skane, Sweden not only has the highest murder rate in the world for a medium sized town. But every single murder victim is a 95 plus year old former Swedish Nazi murdered by other 95 plus Swedish Nazis. So as to hide their latest conspiracy to murder all the wonderful black African immigrant Drs engineers and geniuses who enrich Sweden.

    • Replies: @Ganderson
  160. Alden says:
    @AndrewR

    Whatever, maybe, but I thought the big shock that those 2 had a sexual thing was comical. How dare Andrew Herbert bring one of his lovers into Buckingham Palace.

  161. Jack D says:
    @WernherMagnus

    Yeah, how did his plan work out?

  162. Alden says:
    @Ripple Earthdevil

    The FBI gave British man the weapon. It was one of a dozen registered to Donald Trump by the FBI in fall of 2016. To be used whenever Trump’s popularity rises and Biden’s falls in the polls.

    • LOL: fish
  163. @Anonymous

    The idea is that the Catalans would be nervous about leaving the protective umbrella that the Spanish security services provide. Of course, this depended on those services heroically stopping the attack before it happened. The way that events actually unfolded will strengthen the case for Catalan independence.

  164. @Jack D

    The best known residents of Oxford in that era were the family Maxwell.

    Of course, the real reason why the Inspector Morse stories were set in Oxford was that the original author of the books was a professor, what the English call a don, at Oxford University and Inspector Morse, rather improbably, was a graduate of that institution who had decided to join the police, rather than going into politics like Margaret Thatcher or Tony Blair, so that he could solve highly intellectual mysteries.

    Sometimes fiction is stranger than fact.

  165. Jack D says:
    @The Anti-Gnostic

    Really? Gupta was born in Michigan. His parents were engineers for Ford. He has a hot blonde wife and 3 cute little girls. Do they count as American? Half American? Or does the one-drop rule combined with the Asian Exclusion Act mean that no Gupta can ever be American in your book? What if, instead of being Indian, his parents were Nazi rocket scientists brought to Alabama – would Gupta be American then?

    Isn’t Gupta a net producer?

    • Replies: @Anon
    , @The Anti-Gnostic
  166. @Jack D

    Yeah, how did his plan work out?

    You gotta hand it to him (and many of these Muslim terrorists) – he drank his own Kool Aid, and went straight to the wrong target. Of course, he also passed the final test – he committed suicide by cop rather than surrender. Is he being pleasured by 72 virgins at this very moment, or was it all a waste?

  167. @Steve Sailer

    I wonder if bouncing-ball accompaniment would lend itself to rap or hip-hop.

  168. @ganderson

    The first 3-4 seasons of Endeavour are some of the best TV you’ll see. The series is tightly scripted, well-cast, well-acted, and brilliantly filmed. You can see the seeds of wokeness being planted even then, although it’s easy enough to blip past them and enjoy each episode.

    Seasons 5-6 are more uneven, and then in season 7 the show starts to spin out of control, with a fairly ridiculous ongoing plot thread that distracts substantially from the murder mysteries themselves.

    Mrs C and I anticipate watching season 8 hoping for a return to form.

    I also recommend the Inspector Morse sequel ‘Lewis’ very highly. It started its long run only a few years before Endeavour, and the two shows actually ran concurrently for a while. It stars the famously unwoke actor Laurence Fox as Lewis’s sidekick.

    • Replies: @Jack D
  169. @Jonathan Mason

    Of course, the real reason why the Inspector Morse stories were set in Oxford was that the original author of the books was a professor, what the English call a don, at Oxford University and Inspector Morse, rather improbably, was a graduate of that institution who had decided to join the police, rather than going into politics like Margaret Thatcher or Tony Blair, so that he could solve highly intellectual mysteries.

    None of this is right.

    Colin Dexter, the author of the Morse books, read classics at Cambridge, and then worked as a schoolteacher, not a don.

    Inspector Morse was a working-class lad who attended Oxford but was never graduated; this is the cause of much of the prickliness and resentment at the heart of his character.

    • Replies: @Ganderson
  170. Anon[385] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jack D

    he has a hot blonde wife

    *fake blonde

  171. Jack D says:
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    Every long running series jumps the shark eventually, although it is most painful if the shark jumping is in the Woke direction.

    What drives me nuts is when the show gets new writers and the characters start to do out of character things. You look at the scene and you say to yourself “X would never behave that way.” Suddenly the illusion of a full, three dimensional portrayal of a human falls away and you see that the actor is just a marionette and you can see the strings of the puppet master. I can only imagine how the actors feel when they get these scripts. “I have to say (or do) what?”

    Another problem is when an actor is otherwise engaged for a season or wants to leave the show completely . Either you have to kill off the character or else they have to move to a distant city or something. You can try to make an omelet out of those broken eggs by connecting the character’s death to the plot of an episode. Then there is the exotic guest star. You want to give the lead a romantic interest so you bring in some sexy girlfriend (a foreign accent is good) for an episode or a season but then you have to get rid of her again (she’s not really marriage material) so either you have to kill her or send her to prison.

    Once you can see the wheels of plot necessity turning again it destroys the illusion of real life and the show veers closer to soap opera or melodrama.

  172. J.Ross says:
    @SunBakedSuburb

    That and “you have to teach Latino kids in Spanish!” and “you have to teach Latino kids in English!”

  173. @Jack D

    What drives me nuts is when the show gets new writers and the characters start to do out of character things. You look at the scene and you say to yourself “X would never behave that way.” Suddenly the illusion of a full, three dimensional portrayal of a human falls away and you see that the actor is just a marionette and you can see the strings of the puppet master. I can only imagine how the actors feel when they get these scripts. “I have to say (or do) what?”

    Couldn’t agree more. TV series can survive — and continue to thrive — even with goofy plots, bad sets, spotty acting, etc. What kills them is broken characters.

    If TV shows in the past suffered from static, boringly-predictable characters who never changed, now we’ve got a plague of characters spiralling off in flashy ‘arcs’ that burn out quickly, like fireworks set off by accident.

    A good character arc needs to be revealed with continuity and a deft touch, and its direction must be plausibly-oriented. Good fiction writers — whether consciously or intuitively — can recognize and walk that fine line between putting a character on a realistic arc and pushing him out into the absurd.

    I wonder sometimes if the training many screenwriters get in drama/film schools overemphasizes the need for ‘character arc-ing’, and lots of writers end up making zealous but clumsy attempts to fulfill this perceived need.

  174. @Jack D

    One more observation on character arcs: I have started to wonder if woke scriptwriters (as well as other writers of fiction) have started to conflate ‘character arc’ with ‘the arc of history bending toward justice’, i.e. Obama’s grand metaphysical pronouncement on the nature of reality.

    In other words, if you’re a woke writer, and you’ve tyring to write a ‘good’ character, doesn’t that character’s individual arc by definition need to find, and ultimately merge with, the One Great Arc of ever-intensifying wokeness?

  175. anon[399] • Disclaimer says:
    @John Derbyshire

    Throat Warbler-Mangrove.
    But it is pronounced, “John Smith”.

    • Replies: @International Jew
  176. @VivaLaMigra

    Take that up with Sundance; I was simply quoting his text verbatim.

  177. JMcG says:
    @Ripple Earthdevil

    How about Cockburn? The lefty Canadian singer pronounces it Coe-burn; but is that universal?

    • Replies: @Ripple Earthdevil
  178. @Jack D

    Yeah, how did his plan work out?

    You gotta wonder if he would have gotten the results he wanted by taking George Floyd’s family hostage. American royalty doesn’t come any more exalted than this.

  179. @Jack D

    He’s a net producer but no, he’s not an American. There are several millenia of divergent evolution between the Guptas and the Anglo-Celts who made America.

    It’s like the gulf between the Gorsuch’s and the Sotomayor’s.

    • Replies: @Jack D
  180. Right_On says:
    @Jack D

    As everyone knows, Featherstonehaugh is pronounced “Fanshaw”

    That was news to me. Did the family not know how to spell?

    Gotta feel sorry for a woman named Peanisbreath – a mercifully rare surname.

  181. @Buzz Mohawk

    Wooshter sauce:

    Wot? In American English it’s pronounced wuss* ter sheer (or sometimes sher).

    * “Wuss” as in “Puss in Boots”

    • Replies: @Coemgen
  182. J.Ross says:
    @Jack D

    (if this is a deliberate nonsequitur then it works but if it is inteded as a response to the argued correctness of the understanding of power holding then it does not work and in fact backfires)

    • Replies: @Jack D
  183. @houston 1992

    I’ve just finished reading two volumes of his diaries. There are some choice quotes in there, I can tell you! It’s satisfying watching this documentary to see how much he’s like the man in the diaries.

    In his diaries he mentions the diaries of Chips Channon, an American who moved to London after WW1, and became a passionate anglophile, socialite, married an heiress and became MP for Southend in a period which covered the abdication crisis and WW2.

    Some of the entries seem almost too good to be true–telephoning Douglas Fairbanks Jr to come round for a party at which Cole Porter played the piano, and he was on close personal terms with both King Edward 8th and Mrs Simpson.

  184. @Jonathan Mason

    they are in effect a British person

    Not if they obviously don’t look British—or more precisely: don’t look Briton or English. There will always be a virtual asterisk to their “British” identity if they do not physically resemble either of the latter. Any news source/headline attempting to pass off a non-Briton Muslim as simply “British” is dishonest.

    Are you going to say that Dr Sanjay Gupta, who was born in the USA, is not an American?

    He’s an asterisk American, based on his appearance and name, both of which appear to be foreign, even if he is not foreign born (geographically).

    One simple test: Do the putative “Brits” or “Americans” in question resemble actual Britons or Founding Stock Americans, respectively? If not, asterisk for caution—they’re visibly different and are almost certainly aware of that difference, especially if the difference is stark. This often (though not always individually) manifests in identity resentment that leads to social/political strife when their numbers become significant.

    Also you, Jonathan Mason, if you have any hint of an English accent, can’t pass as “American” when speaking. You might be accepted/identified as an American citizen, but not as an American person.

  185. Anonymous[435] • Disclaimer says:
    @Alden

    You want more White American children? Get to work and have some.

    What advice can you offer for finding a good woman to have children with?

    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
    , @Alden
  186. @John Derbyshire

    And “Strachan” is “Strawn.”

    You’re talking rubbish, Derb. Strachan is pronounced STRA’ chan. The ch is the same sound as the Scots loch and the German nacht. Only ignorant Sassenachs pronounce it Strawn, as they are usually incapable of pronouncing the ch sound. Anyway, there is a low class Irish name Straughan, which really is pronounced Strawn. To differentiate, Scots always use STRA’ chan for the Scots surname.

    As well as producing several useful footballers, the family were responsible for building the iconic Claypotts Castle. Other Scottish castles may be grander or more picturesque, but Claypotts is the epitome of what Scottish Castles should look like.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claypotts_Castle

  187. @Jenner Ickham Errican

    This chap and his ancestors were part of the British empire for centuries, just like the Founding Stock Americans.

    Even though you don’t know it, you are probably an asterisk Brit like him.

  188. @jimmyriddle

    Everybody knew he was of Pakistani descent. Once you find out what his demands were, it becomes even more obvious.

    The Associated Press Stylebook indicates that race should not be mentioned except in certain circumstances such as lauding an achievement which is the first by a person of that race, or where it provides the reader with pertinent information that is unexpected, for example white people demonstrating on behalf of black rights.

    In preliminary reports with scanty information, it is therefore normal not to include information that could inflame racial animosities, at least not until it has been established to be relevant to the story.

    So media in the United States often do not report the racial appearance of malefactors.

    This is particularly the case with official government agencies when they release information to the press.

    In England, for example, it would not be unusual for the Daily Mail to report that a footballer has been arrested for rape, and to show pictures of a black player, but when the police are asked to comment, they will only say something like: “A 29-year-old Manchester man is assisting police with their inquiries in response to a complaint of sexual assault.”

    • Replies: @Jack D
  189. @Anonymous

    What advice can you offer for finding a good woman to have children with?

    Hang around outside middle schools and look for promising upcoming talent that can be groomed before it is corrupted?

  190. Jack D says:
    @J.Ross

    No matter how powerful Jews are or are not in America, they were not going to swap the Al Qaeda lady for the Rabbi. That’s not how things work in America. That plan was never going to work.

  191. J.Ross says:

    Not sure how that fits. I completely agree by the way (one of the funniest things about Muslim terrorists is their calculus of how to bring about a particular result. It’s like that one scene from the show about Pablo Escobar*). He said Jews have power. Jews in danger rated cops. There’s an awful lot of awful things right now which do not rate cops, including arson and deaths. Jews, for all their ability to throw chairs at men holding firearms, must enjoy some fraction of sympathy from the powerful if they do not actually enjoy any power. You sounded like Bill Gates: “Well, he’s dead now.”
    ——–
    *Escobar wants to send his moll and issue to Germany to escape police attention. They can’t get papieren. Escobar threatens to attack everything German in his reach, which is an awful — excuse me, I mean, of course, that it was a completely reasonable and not in anyway suspicious quantity of things. He then tries to call the German ambassador. He gets a busy signal, because the German ambassador is now phoning the authorities, because Escobar just threatened him.

  192. @Jonathan Mason

    Sorry, I was a little inaccurate going by memory.

    In 1966 Dexter was forced by the onset of deafness to retire from teaching and took up the post of senior assistant secretary at the University of Oxford Delegacy of Local Examinations (UODLE) in Oxford, a job he held until his retirement in 1988. (Per Wikipedia).

    So Dexter worked for many years in a job associated with the University of Oxford, and lived in Oxford for many many years, and died there.

    Morse’s interest in draft beer, Wagnerian opera, and so on reflects the author’s own tastes.

    You are correct that Morse dropped out of Oxford and became a copper.

    However the fact remains that the whole backstory of Inspector Morse is an artifact designed to create a copper who can operate on the same level intellectually as the upper level and academic community in Oxford, and solve deliciously obscure murder mysteries.

    Had Morse been transferred away from Oxford, no doubt many of the murders that occurred in that fair city would have been undiscovered, and recorded as accidental death or suicide.

    However Morse never nailed Oxford’s greatest real-life criminal resident, whose name was Robert Maxwell, though he must have been well aware of his existence.

  193. Jack D says:
    @Jonathan Mason

    What if the person is a wanted criminal on the loose? Is it appropriate to say that the police are looking for a 5′ 10″ BLACK man wearing white sneakers and a hoodie?

    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
  194. @Jack D

    I suppose it is up to the police. If they are really on the lookout for somebody who is dangerous and on the run, or an escaped prisoner who is known to be armed and dangerous, then they would publish a photograph, or possibly a photofit if the identity of the person was unknown, in a press release.

    Putting out a blanket alert for a black man wearing a a hoodie and white sneakers would probably produce numerous false positives of sightings, although if it was 90° weather in a beach resort, then most likely such an individual would stand out.

    The AP style guide does not specifically address this issue, but presumably it is okay to directly quote any verbiage from a police press release or press conference.

    However to insert the word ‘black’ into a quotation would be extremely erroneous.

  195. Coemgen says:
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    In Worcester, Massachusetts – and they should know – it’s pronounced WUSS-dah-shah.

  196. Alden says:
    @Anonymous

    My father, brothers, husband , his father, his brothers. all our men cousins, all our nephews.
    all our men employees older than 30, managed to find good women to marry and have their children.

    Of course they don’t spend their free time looking at pretty porn actresses on their computers. And don’t know a single woman enough to say hello to.

    I know what your reply will be. Tattoos dyed hair obesity there’s no women in America to fit my fastidious taste.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  197. @Lara Craft

    Strange that the list does not include the great Wasim Akram.

    • Agree: The Ringmaster
  198. Jack D says:
    @The Anti-Gnostic

    Sotomayor is Puerto Rican. The AVERAGE Puerto Rican is 12% Native American, 65% West Eurasian and 20% Sub-Saharan African. This average includes a fair number of Puerto Ricans who are quite visibly MORE than 20% African, so there is likewise a fair # who are visibly less African than average. Almost no one in Puerto Rico is 100% white, but the lighter skinned ones owned the darker skinned ones. Slavery BTW was abolished in Puerto Rico in 1873 in a civilized, orderly way, without a destructive war. The owners were fairly compensated by the Spanish government and slaves were required to continue working for three more years.

    Sotomayor is fair skinned (not much darker skin coloration than Gorsuch) and she graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University and attended Yale Law School where she was an editor at the Yale Law Journal (reserved for people with very high grades). Sonia’s brother Juan became a physician and university professor. Based on this, I would have to guess that she is probably more than 65% European. If I had to bet, I’d say at least 80% European or more.

  199. Ganderson says:
    @Alden

    Henning Mankell, who wrote the Wallander novels was a lefty’s lefty.

  200. Ganderson says:
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    Mr. Calvinist: let’s consult General Sir Anthony Hogmanay Melchett on the subject of Oxford :

  201. Anonymous[361] • Disclaimer says:
    @Alden

    And don’t know a single woman enough to say hello to.

    How’s it that they don’t know any single women? What is the relevance of that?

    I know what your reply will be. Tattoos dyed hair obesity there’s no women in America to fit my fastidious taste.

    The question was sincere. Can you offer no advice?

    • Replies: @Alden
  202. @Jack D

    And she still doesn’t get Anglo-Saxon and Enlightenment era jurisprudence, bespeaking her Iberian/Caribbean origins.

    • Replies: @Alden
    , @Jack D
    , @Corvinus
  203. Alden says:
    @Anonymous

    Being a woman, I’ve never tried to find a woman with which to have babies.

  204. Alden says:
    @The Anti-Gnostic

    Sotomayer is totally into Anglo Saxon British Law. What you call Anglo Saxon law is laws totally created on the spot by judges.

    What you termed Spanish law is European continental law. Laws voted on and approved by an elected legislature. Or in the old days decreed by a king sovereign after discussion and approval by advisors.

    What you call Anglo Saxon law is what we have in the United States. Judge made law from Marbury vs Madison 1804 through school bussing to the present day. Judge made law. With no thought of the cost Good example is school bussing. Cost trillions and the minions of Satan just ordered it.

    Ever wondered why Whites, especially White men are so discriminated against? Anglo Saxon judge made law Griggs vs Duke Power.

    Same sex marriage. , always voted down whether in referendums or by elected legislators. Created with no legal precedence whatsoever by Anglo Saxon law aka judge made law.

    Anglo Saxon judge made law is one of the worst legal systems in the world; ever. Kings and dictators issue decrees but they also have to enforce them. Which holds them in check.

    But under what you believe is Anglo Saxon law judges create laws out of nothing. And everyone has to obey.

    There are several reasons I’m not a conservative. Walter Scott disease and admiration for judge made Anglo Saxon British Common Law is one reason I’m not a conservative.

    6,000 years ago, somewhere in Europe the biggest baddest bullies in the tribe appointed themselves judges and law makers. And the USA minions of Satan calling themselves judges haven’t changed a bit.

    It’s the worst system in the world. Look at the results of judge made law.

    One last judge made law. O’Connor vs Donaldson 1975. Look it up that decision by 9 Supreme Court judges in accordance with the Anglo Saxon law you admire so much shut down all the state mental hospitals. And sent all the mentally ill to live on the street.

    Wish a cure for what Mark Twain termed Walter Scott disease could be found.

    No Spanish king and his advisors and counselors ever ordered gay marriage school bussing hire the least qualified black trans bathrooms as America’s minions of Satan judges have What we have in America is pure Anglo Saxon judge made laws. From Marbury vs Madison 1804 to the next atrocious law created by judges.

    • LOL: Corvinus
    • Replies: @The Anti-Gnostic
  205. @Jenner Ickham Errican

    The natives are English, Scots, Welsh etc.

    Those who claim to be “British” are imports,

  206. Jack D says:
    @The Anti-Gnostic

    She gets it just fine. You may not agree with her politics but there’s no question that she doesn’t understand jurisprudence, let alone that she is genetically incapable of doing so because of her ancestry. Anglo-Saxons are not born with a special common law gene. Does Ted Cruz lack the common law gene?

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  207. @anon

    With all these great English names, it’s clear that only a small sample migrated to America. You could say that the English are to Americans as Africans are to the rest of humanity.

    • Replies: @Jack D
  208. Jack D says:
    @International Jew

    Not a lot of upper class migration – the people who leave tend to be mostly poor. Penn was an exception because of religious reasons (and he never actually settled in his colony).

    Hyphenated last name was a British UC thing, if mother came from very distinguished family and they didn’t want the family name to die.

    Names like Featherstonehaugh probably got simplified over time as there was no social advantage to holding on to the old noble names.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  209. @Jonathan Mason

    If a person is born in England, or arrives in England as a small child, grows up in the English environment, watched English TV, listen to English radio, speaks with a local English accent, is educated in British schools, treated by the National Health Service mental health services, dealt with by the British courts, and has a British passport, then they are in effect a British person, and a product of Britain, who has never known any other country.

    An Irishman on Quora.com made this argument when I teased him about all the troublesome Irish in the UK– e.g., Boy George, the Gallaghers, Michael Ryan.

    Similarly to Barack Obama, he’s American and Indian, but not American Indian.

    Discussing Injuns, it matters whether
    you specify if • or 🪶.

  210. @Jack D

    Hyphenated last name was a British UC thing, if mother came from very distinguished family and they didn’t want the family name to die.

    Sandra Boynton is one of four daughters and no sons. Two of her four children carry her name rather than her late husband’s. Looks like a similar thought process at work.

    Still, Boynton is far more common than McEwan– #3,919 vs #13,985 in the US. (Sailer is #17,580.)

    Names like Featherstonehaugh probably got simplified over time as there was no social advantage to holding on to the old noble names.

    Worcester became Wooster in Ohio. Americans express confusion at the traditional spelling, seen also in Gloucester and Leicester. But it’s simple– a silent E surrounded by identical consonant sounds. Continuous ones, too. Not full-stop ones that differentiate blackout from black cow. Of course they will run together.

    Worcesters dominate on the Eastern seaboard. Except for one in Georgia, Wooster are found west of the Appalachians.

    http://placesnamed.com/w/o/worcester.asp
    http://placesnamed.com/w/o/wooster.asp

    Neither Featherstonehaugh nor Fanshaw register at PlacesNamed.com, which covers the US. Nathaniel Hawthorne’s first published work was Fanshawe. There is a Fanshawe, Oklahoma, and a Fanshawe College and a Fanshawe Musem in London.

    London, Ontario, that is:

    The museum acknowledges historical and ongoing injustices that Indigenous Peoples endure in Canada, and accepts responsibility as a public institution to contribute toward revealing and correcting miseducation, as well as building respectful relationships with Indigenous communities and working towards creating a just, inclusive and vibrant community for all.

    • Replies: @Jack D
  211. @Jonathan Mason

    British yes, English no.

    The “British” identity was cooked up to deal with this very problem. When England was busy forging its mini-empire out of the islands of Britain and thinking of a way to subsume the various native (and fairly “alien”, to the English mind) tribes inhabiting the lands they had conquered.

    Akram could no more be English than I could become a Cherokee or a Zulu simply by moving to the relevant continent.

    The English are descended from .. the English. Not the Irish, Scots or Welsh, and definitely not from Desis or Bantu. Any decent PCA chart could show this.

  212. @JMcG

    The leftist British journalist Alexander Cockburn pronounces it Coburn.

  213. Jack D says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    There’s no simple way to get from Featherstonehaugh to Fanshaw(e). The current thinking is that Featherstonehaugh was pronounced something like Festonaw and that was close enough that it got merged with/ confused with the preexisting Fanshaw name.

  214. @Philip Neal

    The incident took place in a suburb of Dallas which nobody outside Texas has heard of. He held four people hostage with a single handgun. They had no power to remedy his grievance, a Pakistani issue, and one of them escaped by throwing a chair.

    The only mystery is why he went so far from home. If his purpose was to bring terror to a synagogue he could have done so by taking a train to nearby Manchester.

    Maybe this guy was the only person willing to become the ISI’s patsy to attempt to exfiltrate one of its valued operatives from a life sentence. That may be why, after his hostages escaped, he chose to commit suicide by cop. Perhaps the ISI made clear to him that he should avoid being captured alive at all costs, lest he divulge the identities of his handlers/state sponsors.

    If so, you gotta (1) admire the guy for going through with his one-way mission all the way to the end, and (2) be somewhat impressed that flawed though the man was, the ISI was able to find someone to carry out this type of mission. Judging by the low double digit count of such attacks stateside, out of the millions of Muslims resident in the nation, on top of the millions of tourists who enter the country on business or leisure trips, it’s not everyone’s cup of tea. My guess is that many jihadist sites are really just storefronts more than anything else – they don’t so much radicalize as provide a venue for people who want to go on jihad to sign up.

  215. @Alden

    You make good points, ma’am.

  216. @Jack D

    The summa cum laude reflected a huge dollop of affirmative action. By her own admission, during her freshman year she worked on her English by reading children’s books. The dimmest white student in her Princeton class was way sharper than that, to say nothing of the smartest kids, and it’s not like those guys slowed down to let Sonya catch up.

  217. Corvinus says:
    @The Anti-Gnostic

    “And she still doesn’t get Anglo-Saxon and Enlightenment era jurisprudence, bespeaking her Iberian/Caribbean origins.”

    Peddling the same nonsense, huh, “counselor”.

  218. Corvinus says:
    @Jack D

    “You may not agree with her politics but there’s no question that she doesn’t understand jurisprudence, let alone that she is genetically incapable of doing so because of her ancestry.”

    You meant to say she DOES understand.

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