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It will be interesting to see if the media goes all in on pushing this police shooting in Philadelphia like they did in Minneapolis, Atlanta, and Kenosha, or whether ever since Kenosha the word has been out to keep BLM rioting on the QT until after the election:

Obviously, a nightmare scenario for Democrats’ is — at the last moment — a blue city in the key swing state of Pennsylvania being sacked over a routine black-crazy-man-with-a-knife shooting.

At 11pm EDT in Philadelphia it’s a pleasant 61 degrees F and not much chance of rain before Tuesday night (when Antifa normally arrives), and even through Wednesday the weather is likely to be not bad. Then it’s going to pour rain on Thursday.

Joe probably feels like it’s his duty to America to go on national TV tomorrow and announce his One Point Plan for Ending Police Killings: “When an unarmed person comes at him with a knife or something, shoot him in the leg instead of the heart.”

Even though Biden has at least twice in 2020 made his Shoot-‘Em-In-The-Leg suggestion, as recently as 2010 he beat me to my joke about the idea coming from unrealistic cowboy shows. From the New York Post in 2010:

Cops furious at ‘don’t-kill’ bill
May 25, 2010 | 4:00am

… Paladino, whose association represents 5,100 investigators, said he showed the bill last week to Vice President Joe Biden, who scoffed and suggested it be dubbed “The John Wayne Bill” because it demands sharp-shooting skills of the kind only seen in movies.

Is the Old Biden still in there somewhere under the silly New Biden?

 
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  1. In a more sane world, blacks would thank police for taking this lunatic out of their midst. How many fellow blacks would he have killed (or has he already killed)?

    • Thanks: Father Coughlin
    • Replies: @Fred Flintstone
    @Fidelios Automata

    Looks like Trump just carried Pennsylvania especially if there's looting in center city. Hey, what do you expect when the police commissioner's last job was head of police in Portland? When she was told officers are forbidden to paint their nails the first thing she did was allow officers to paint their nails. That's about the only thing she's done since taking the position.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Odin, @Alec Leamas (hard at work), @Truth, @TWS

    , @Rouetheday
    @Fidelios Automata

    Several months back, on another blog, I offered my idea for a remake of "It's a Wonderful Life". The main character would be a middle-aged Black woman angered over the perfectly justified shooting of her son by police. She would receive a visit from her guardian angel who would show her the many tragedies that would have been visited upon her family and community by her son if he had never, oh, let's say charged two cops with a knife. Perhaps her moment of epiphany would have occurred as she watched him rape his kid sister. Of course, if we wanted to keep a PG-13 rating we might need to come up with something else. Casting this role might prove to be difficult. I can't imagine Viola Davis or Octavia Spencer would even deign to read the screenplay. We might have to settle for Stacey Dash, instead.

    Replies: @AndrewR

    , @AnotherDad
    @Fidelios Automata


    In a more sane world, blacks would thank police for taking this lunatic out of their midst. How many fellow blacks would he have killed (or has he already killed)?
     
    Exactly. Blacks are the people who most need the police around. Their situation would go downhill a hell of a lot faster without the cops than mine.

    The simple reality:
    The biggest problem with being poor in America is being around other poor people.
    The biggest problem with being black in America is being around other black people.

    If Trump had his rhetorical shit together, he'd have made this point, and wrapped up a consistent message that blacks need the same thing as other Americans--the rule of law, keeping their neighbors safe, and an end to illegal and mass immigration to preserve their jobs, wages, housing and schools so they and their children can live their American Dream.

    Biden/Harris Democrats: lies, looting and lockdowns.
    Trump: liberty, prosperity and the American Dream.

    Replies: @Rob McX, @anonymous

    , @Alec Leamas (hard at work)
    @Fidelios Automata


    In a more sane world, blacks would thank police for taking this lunatic out of their midst. How many fellow blacks would he have killed (or has he already killed)?
     
    John McNesby, President of FOP Lodge 5 was just on the radio and stated that the decedent's rap sheet includes 18 priors, 5 of which are assault on a Police Officer.

    So this guy was something of a professional, and it was probably only a matter of time for him.
    , @Ian Smith
    @Fidelios Automata

    Nothing makes blacks more contemptuous than a white person who does them a favor.

    Replies: @Truth, @njguy73

  2. Burn, Baby, Burn! MAGA inferno!

    • Replies: @Travis
    @JimDandy

    Trump's Luck arriving in Pennsylvania today to remind all the suburban parents why their grandparents fled Philadelphia

    Replies: @Alden

    , @Old and Grumpy
    @JimDandy

    Yes indeed. If it interrupts voting in Philadelphia it is a very good thing for the state of PA. Also for all the MAGA diehards, let Democrats in the city and state own their mess for a change.

    Replies: @Alden, @Anonymous

    , @Hangnail Hans
    @JimDandy

    Satisfaction! Came from a chain reaction.

  3. Have you had enough America?
    Seven days to go.
    Kumbaya…

    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
    @bruce county

    "Have you had enough America?"

    Three-quarters through 2020; I've had enough of America. Seriously horrible humans like Newsom and Harris have been give too much power. What causes the most grief is the thought of white American kids brainwashed into believing they were born evil through scholastic CRT indoctrination. The Dog Mom and 300 lb. lezbo teachers are committing child abuse. Escape to the small country. Tiny little one bedroom in expensive Kobenhavn. Salivatory glands salivating anticipating leverpostej. Will they allow me to bring in the stinky old man?

    Replies: @bruce county

    , @Anonymous
    @bruce county

    Yes, Trump daddy has proved impotent to stop it unfortunately.

  4. To me, this is a tragic situation. The man shot had a history of mental problems, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

    How is it that he wasn’t able to get the proper medical care he required? By time the cops have to be called out because a mentally ill person is walking down the street with a knife, it’s already way too late.

    • LOL: Charles, TWS
    • Troll: JimB, anonymous1963
    • Replies: @Hangnail Hans
    @NJ Transit Commuter

    That's sarcasm right? Nearly all of them have serious mental problems. Heck, half the country does.

    , @SimpleSong
    @NJ Transit Commuter


    How is it that he wasn’t able to get the proper medical care he required?
     
    This is a common refrain when an obviously crazy person commits a crime.

    Let me tell you, these guys are not exactly banging on the hospital doors asking for some haldol. Sure, some of them want to be treated, some want to be hospitalized, but plenty don't.

    So what do you do about the people who don't want help? Unless you give the state the power to involuntarily commit people you can't stop this sort of thing, even with otherwise unlimited resources.

    That comes with its own set of problems--it is clearly a violation of their autonomy, and has the potential for abuse. Personally I think it is a favorable trade off.

    (note that while involuntary committment and involuntary treatment are legal in some circumstances it requires a very, very high administrative/legal/medical bar.)

    I've also never really had any use for the insane/not insane and retarded/not retarded dichotomies in the criminal justice system. Who cares if one understands, or doesn't understand, the ramifications of one's actions when one commits a crime? I don't. What matters is your externally directed actions, not your internally directed thoughts.

    Replies: @AndrewR, @TomSchmidt, @Alden

    , @Mike Tre
    @NJ Transit Commuter

    The problem is that the phrase “history of mental problems” is little more than a euphemism for “history of poor decisions, drug use, and run ins with police” anymore, especially with blacks.

    , @JimB
    @NJ Transit Commuter


    By time the cops have to be called out because a mentally ill person is walking down the street with a knife, it’s already way too late.
     
    I disagree. The cops treated his mental illness quite effectively.
    , @AnotherDad
    @NJ Transit Commuter


    To me, this is a tragic situation. The man shot had a history of mental problems, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

    How is it that he wasn’t able to get the proper medical care he required? By time the cops have to be called out because a mentally ill person is walking down the street with a knife, it’s already way too late.
     
    NJTC--don't dispute technical truth of your words.

    But i've been annoyed with this whole line of thinking my entire life--since i heard about this noxious "insanity defense". (F'-ing lawyers).

    There aren't two people, some inner "person" separate from the person doing nasty crazy shit on the ground. Heck, i'm a smart guy--at least in the SAT sense, relative to the low bar set by my fellow humans--but i've done plenty of stupid stuff. (I'm trying to educate my kids to be functionally smarter.) There isn't some idealized form of "AnotherDad" that's the real me. No all my stupid shit is "me" too. My fault--i own it. Crazy knife man is crazy knife man.

    Religious people can posit a separate "soul". But that's God's business, not the cops.

    I'm sick and tired of all the whining and pouting over criminals, crazy and scum.

    I want to live in a civilized Western nation--where a young maiden may walk the street unmolested, her virtue intact. All the criminals, crazies and lowlife scum who try and mess that up--kill 'em or toss them out. (Aleutian exile?) They don't create civilization, the don't get to live in it.

    Give 'em the Cathar treatment: Kill them all and let God sort them out.

    Civilization--our neighborhoods and nation--should be maintained for the benefit of civilized people who live here. And you don't create or maintain civilization if you're a pussy.

    Replies: @AndrewR, @Jack D

    , @anon
    @NJ Transit Commuter

    How is it that he wasn’t able to get the proper medical care he required?

    Oooh, Internet Jeopardy!

    What is "the last 50 years of court decisions and legislation from California to Cape Cod"?

    , @Alden
    @NJ Transit Commuter

    The man couldn’t get the medical care he needed because of a Satanic Supreme Court ruling. O’Connor vs Donaldson 1975 that closed down the mental hospitals.

    Contrary to every MSM lie you’ve ever read, Ronald Regean has nothing to do with it as he was neither a state governor nor president at the time.

    Like every other ruinous, devastating destructive thing since school desegregation, Brown 1953 uncared for, mentally ill, often homeless people are the result of the satanic supremes’ rulings.

    Some mentally ill people are capable of maintaining a home and seeing a Dr regularly and taking their medicine and staying off alcohol and illegal drugs.


    Other mentally ill people need to be cared for in a place where they get shelter, food, clean clothes and medical care.

    , @TWS
    @NJ Transit Commuter

    The mental health system is an old tired band-aid with no, 'stick' left in it. You cannot help guys like this except by putting them behind bars and we won't maybe can't lock them up.

    , @gutta percha
    @NJ Transit Commuter

    "To me, this is a tragic situation. The man shot had a history of mental problems, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. How is it that he wasn’t able to get the proper medical care he required? "

    Because "mental health care" is astronomically expensive and mostly ineffective.

    Now we see police departments further hobbled by being forced to include "psychologists" in their responses to violent crime. Interview a few college psychology majors and you can easily see how well that will work.

    , @MBlanc46
    @NJ Transit Commuter

    Proper medical care is available to anyone with a broken bone. It’s far from clear what constitutes proper medical care for behavioral disorders. Drugging them is the standard approach, but a common symptom of the behaviorally disordered is that the drugs are the cause of their problem, not the solution. And many blacks tend to disregard instructions regarding the use of medications.

  5. OT

    Steve said: World War Weed: WeedParations Now!

    Jay-Z’s cannabis company:

    https://www.latimes.com/lifestyle/story/2020-10-23/jay-z-launch-cannabis-brand-monogram

    Not exactly the small black entrepreneur getting weedparations.

  6. As of about a minute ago, 11:45pm Eastern, CNN.com had nothing at all on the events.

    • Replies: @JimDandy
    @prosa123

    If a city falls in the middle of a media blackout, did it really happen?

    Replies: @WowJustWow

    , @WowJustWow
    @prosa123

    This summer a former Obama campaign advisor was canceled for pointing out that violent protests empirically cause the left to lose votes.

    It seems like the narrative this year was more about fighting for who gets to dominate the Democratic Party after its elder statesmen die/retire than it was about scaring people away from voting Trump.

    , @Hernan Pizzaro del Blanco
    @prosa123

    If these riots helped Biden they would be broadcasting the riots on CNN 24/7

    Trump wins PA if white turnout is high. The rioting highlights another reason to vote for Trump, so those who may be upset about the Wall not getting done may decide to vote for Trump despite his shortcomings. Trump needs higher white turnout this year to make-up for the loss of so many White voters since 2016.

    PA is now 80% white , down from 81% in 2016 when 56% of white Pennsylvanians voted for Trump. To Win this year the white turnout needs to be higher or 57% of whites need to vote for Trump. At this point it looks like Trump will win PA again.

    Replies: @Richard B

    , @Father Coughlin
    @prosa123

    Drudge Report ... which is now a leading anti-Trump website, had nothing as of 2 am this morning ... but it was already all over Gateway Pundit and ProTrumpNews.com (Drudge spoof)

    Democrats are telegraphing pretty clearly what this means. It will be interesting to see if higher ups in the Biden camp dont use their hotline to Antifa and tell them to stand down and stand by for 7 more days.

  7. I saw an episode of Hoarders once where it was a young 20s black man and his middle-aged mother living together in an apartment building in NYC.

    The son came off as a decent, milquetoast, quiet guy, and he taught tennis for a living to city kids. Mom also came off as decent and pleasant. Both had their NYC apartment filled to the brim with crap and could barely move.

    The I realized it: although the show never said where in NYC they lived, it was obvious they lived in a lower-class black community based on the outside shots of the building and the interior set up of the apartment. In other words, they were living in a high-crime area. These folks were scared to go outside thanks to other blacks, and so had walled themselves up for protection with all their stuff.

    I felt really bad for them at that point. Clearly, they weren’t high enough earners to move out, but they weren’t “thug” folks to ignore or take part in the the chaos around them. They were decent folks stuck in a bad situation.These were the kind of blacks a tough-on-crime policy helped the most: those too timid and poor to fight or flight.

    God bless them, I hope they are voting Trump, because this kind of thing terrifies them as much as it scares the non-black residents those BLM thugs are terrifying.

    • Agree: Mark G.
    • Thanks: JimDandy, TWS
    • Replies: @Hangnail Hans
    @R.G. Camara

    Why didn't they just leave their doors open one night. Ns be clearing that sht out right quick.

    If necessary, steal an illuminated Target or Foot Locker sign and put it out front.

    PS they're not voting for Trump

    , @Redman
    @R.G. Camara

    Sadly, their vote means zilch. For everyone of them there are 20 Westchester wine ladies to cancel their votes.

    The lines of people voting early this weekend in my Westchester town were longer then anything I’ve ever seen. Of course that’s partly because of social distancing rules so they could be deceiving.

    , @Anonymous
    @R.G. Camara

    Dunno about NYC but in the Midwest the looting may be Black, but the arson is white. In the PNW there aren’t enough Blacks so they compensate with more arson

    , @Anonymous
    @R.G. Camara

    Ah yes, can't have a story like this without a 'poor innocent victimized black people' tale throw in..

    , @njguy73
    @R.G. Camara

    Why do you think the Collyer brothers hoarded stuff?

  8. I seem to remember a move earlier this month to permanently ban police use of tear gas and nonlethal projectiles in Philadelphia. Did that pass? I guess that leaves bullets.

    • LOL: Father Coughlin
    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Anon


    I seem to remember a move earlier this month to permanently ban police use of tear gas and nonlethal projectiles in Philadelphia.
     
    Pumpkin spice tear gas would be a lovely touch this time of year. Especially if, as usual, the rioters are white trannies.
    , @Bill Jones
    @Anon

    There was a proposal in the past year to ban Koreans from having plexiglass bullet proof screens around the tills in their stores because it sent the wrong message to the blacks who wanted to rob them.

    The cognitive dissonance when the WuFlu panic mandated them everywhere must have been a hoot.

    , @Buffalo Joe
    @Anon

    OneTwoThree, Berkeley has banned tear gas and other non lethal response to a threat. So, after the george floyd protests the Chief of Police was "axed" by a council member what police could now use if attacked. The Chief, half joking, said "Well, we could shoot them." Immediately the council member "axed" for his resignation. Protests seeking his resignation, lead by black clergy, started the next day. Thankfully, she could not get enough support from the mayor and council to demand his resignation. Oh, and last week, in Berkeley, a 19 year old pregnant black girl, was shot and killed in a drive by shooting. Perp or perps fired 17 rounds into her van. She leaves behind a 9 month old son. Would you be surprised if I told you there were no protests triggered by her death?

    Replies: @El Dato, @Sean

  9. @Fidelios Automata
    In a more sane world, blacks would thank police for taking this lunatic out of their midst. How many fellow blacks would he have killed (or has he already killed)?

    Replies: @Fred Flintstone, @Rouetheday, @AnotherDad, @Alec Leamas (hard at work), @Ian Smith

    Looks like Trump just carried Pennsylvania especially if there’s looting in center city. Hey, what do you expect when the police commissioner’s last job was head of police in Portland? When she was told officers are forbidden to paint their nails the first thing she did was allow officers to paint their nails. That’s about the only thing she’s done since taking the position.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Fred Flintstone

    It would be nice if that happened but I don't think this is going to change anyone's mind at this late date. Center City was already looted once this summer, only a few months ago. If you were inclined to vote for Biden up until today, more rioting is not going to persuade you. You might even believe that Biden and his Magic Negress Kamala are just the thing that we need to bring about racial healing.

    Replies: @R.G. Camara, @Anon, @Reg Cæsar, @Thomas, @Travis, @Redman, @Ben tillman, @AnotherDad, @GoRedWings!

    , @Odin
    @Fred Flintstone


    Looks like Trump just carried Pennsylvania especially if there's looting in center city.
     
    I dunno. Last week John and the Supremes did their bit to help Pennsylvania Dems manufacture ballots after election day.

    This week SCOTUS gets to say Pennsylvania ballot envelopes don't need to be signed. The latest ruckus may persuade them (now with ACB) of the need to remove the final impediment to chicanery.

    Replies: @Travis

    , @Alec Leamas (hard at work)
    @Fred Flintstone


    Looks like Trump just carried Pennsylvania especially if there’s looting in center city. Hey, what do you expect when the police commissioner’s last job was head of police in Portland? When she was told officers are forbidden to paint their nails the first thing she did was allow officers to paint their nails. That’s about the only thing she’s done since taking the position.
     
    It's not Center City or the outlying hipster enclaves to watch, it is what is left of South Philadelphia, Northeast Philadelphia, and the near suburbs. A session of rioting may motivate some of those otherwise low intensity voters, or pressure a "shy Trump" vote.
    , @Truth
    @Fred Flintstone

    Looks like Trump just carried Pennsylvania especially if there’s looting in center city.

    Why? Is Biden the incumbent?

    Replies: @Travis, @John Johnson

    , @TWS
    @Fred Flintstone

    Good thing she's on the job, can't have shoddy nails

  10. • Replies: @Hangnail Hans
    @Bubba

    Another martyr is born. Why the F are cops still answering calls from the hood? Do they get fired if they refuse?

    There did seem to have been too many shots, FWIW, which isn't much.

    MSM: YET ANOTHER INNOCENT UNARMED BLACK PERSON KILLED BY RACIST COPS IN TRUMP'S AMERICA

    Replies: @Anonymous

    , @al gore rhythms
    @Bubba

    The people screaming and carrying on made that a good deal more stressful and tense than it needed to be. Perhaps if they had not been there, the man with the knife would not have felt the need to provide them with a performance.

    That clip gives you an insight into what a rotten job being a policeman in a black city must be.

    Replies: @El Dato, @James O'Meara

    , @George
    @Bubba

    @ 0:15 a black woman seemed to be trying to control the situation, so it's possible if the police retreated to their car or even left the guy would have calmed down for the day. But most likely it was suicide by cop so he would have eventually been successful.

    Replies: @ic1000

    , @Possumman
    @Bubba

    Well at least the cops didn't shoot "muh wheelz"

  11. @prosa123
    As of about a minute ago, 11:45pm Eastern, CNN.com had nothing at all on the events.

    Replies: @JimDandy, @WowJustWow, @Hernan Pizzaro del Blanco, @Father Coughlin

    If a city falls in the middle of a media blackout, did it really happen?

    • Agree: Charon
    • Thanks: Father Coughlin
    • Replies: @WowJustWow
    @JimDandy

    A national news outlet is less than the sum of its local affiliates, even if the same local news is happening everywhere.

  12. • Agree: Supply and Demand
    • Replies: @Patrick in SC
    @Anonymous

    George Floyd's constant "contact with law enforcement" is like how a compulsive spender has "constant contact" with debt.

    , @James N. Kennett
    @Anonymous


    The frequency of George Floyd’s contact with police during his 46 years of life is an anomaly for most Americans, except for other career criminals.
     
    Hi WaPo, I've fixed your headline for you.
    , @Wade Hampton
    @Anonymous

    George Floyd was a habitual criminal and drug abuser. Those sorts of "people" tend to have constant contact with the police, often they die of drug overdoses. Nobody with any sense finds anything wrong with either occurrence.

  13. Obviously, a nightmare scenario for Democrats’ is — at the last moment — a blue city in the key swing state of Pennsylvania being sacked over a routine black-crazy-man-with-a-knife-shooting.

    Or maybe not. Depends on what the folks in the Tract Cymraeg ym maestrefi Philadelphia do. And King of Prussia.

    The criticism of polls is that they underestimated Trump’s strength in 2016. But not quite… they overestimated it in the states he lost. The real story is they missed the division growing in this country.

    It takes 18 clicks to read through this, but it goes through Fivethirtyeight’s poll averages of 2016 and 2020, compares the polls and results of four years ago, and extrapolates to next week:

    Polls Are Biased: Trump Will Again Deliver A Stunning Upset (Update 1)

    (It is eight days old, though.)

    5. California
    Fivethirtyeight 2016 prediction: Trump loses by 22.5 points

    Actual result: Trump lost by 30.1 points

    Fivethirtyeight 2020 prediction: Trump loses by 31 points

    Insider Monkey Prediction: Trump loses by 38.6 points

    12. Hawaii
    Fivethirtyeight 2016 prediction: Trump loses by 24.5 points

    Actual result: Trump lost by 32.2 points

    Fivethirtyeight 2020 prediction: Trump loses by 35.7 points

    Insider Monkey Prediction: Trump loses by 43 points

    14. Illinois
    Fivethirtyeight 2016 prediction: Trump loses by 12.8 points

    Actual result: Trump lost by 17.1 points

    Fivethirtyeight 2020 prediction: Trump loses by 19.7 points

    Insider Monkey Prediction: Trump loses by 24 points

    Likewise, the states Trump won in 2016 will generally win by even greater margins this time, with a few exceptions like Georgia and Texas.

    We’re splitting into Trumpland, which is contiguous, and three isolated, nutso Leftlands centered around Bos-Wash, Chicago, and LA-SeaTac. Perhaps a Black Belt connecting Atlanta and NOLA.

    On the other hand, this is eight days old, missing the final debate and the COVID recuperation. Trump could increase across the board. You’d think he’d have to improve in Washington and Oregon, what with the Oldest Established Permanent Floating Riot Peaceful Protest in Portland and Seattle.

    • Replies: @epebble
    @Reg Cæsar

    538's odds on Nov 1, 2016 (7 days before election): 28.8% Trump, 71.2% Clinton

    538's odds on Election day (Nov 8, 2016): 28.6% Trump, 71.4% Clinton

    538's odds today Oct 27, 2020 (7 days before election): 12% Trump, 88% Clinton

    Going by 538's odds, Trump winning is possible, but the probabilities are getting near quantum mechanical odds of Trump-Biden spontaneous interchange.

    Replies: @John Johnson

    , @MBlanc46
    @Reg Cæsar

    Thanks for that, Reg, but it assumes an honest election. This won’t be an honest election.

  14. @Anon
    I seem to remember a move earlier this month to permanently ban police use of tear gas and nonlethal projectiles in Philadelphia. Did that pass? I guess that leaves bullets.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Bill Jones, @Buffalo Joe

    I seem to remember a move earlier this month to permanently ban police use of tear gas and nonlethal projectiles in Philadelphia.

    Pumpkin spice tear gas would be a lovely touch this time of year. Especially if, as usual, the rioters are white trannies.

  15. The antifa Commies may very well be under somebody’s control, but the BLM rank-and-file, the actual looters, are not, I doubt. Election or not, there is really no wrong time to get free electronics and shoes. I don’t live there, or I wouldn’t say this, but I kinda hope this goes on for a week, in just the right places.

    O/T, Steve, why no R.I.P. post for Jerry Jeff Walker? If you had one for some Dad of a basketball player, I mean … outlaw country, Steve!

    • Replies: @anon
    @Achmed E. Newman

    I went to a Jerry Jeff concert at Tulane in the late seventies. The place was full of drunk cowboys and drunker fraternity guys. The warm up act was an elegant jazz lady and her pianist - someone's idea of an eclectic combination for a country concert. It was a bad idea. The crowd hooted and catcalled her until she finally gave the audience the finger and yelled "F### You!" over the mike.
    Jerry Jeff came on, played a few numbers, and walked off the stage too drunk to continue.
    The crowd loved it all, too drunk themselves to care.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Achmed E. Newman, @James O'Meara, @brandybranch, @AceDeuce

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Achmed E. Newman


    O/T, Steve, why no R.I.P. post for Jerry Jeff Walker? If you had one for some Dad of a basketball player, I mean … outlaw country, Steve!

     

    Did Scott Adams mention it? Scott went to college in JJW's hometown, albeit a decade or so after Ronald Clyde Crosby left. (Come to think of it, Jackson Browne's first name is Clyde, too.) Future Redskin Mark May was in high school nearby when Adams was at Hartwick, which was NCAA champion in his sophomore year. John Elway played minor league baseball down the hill five years later.

    JJW wasn't as lucky as John Denver. Their first successes were as songwriters ("Mr Bojangles" and "Leavin' On a Jet Plane"), but Jerry Jeff's only hit was written by Guy Clark. Still, he picked the right town to become a local legend in. Especially if he invested in real estate there.

    Replies: @ScarletNumber

    , @El Dato
    @Achmed E. Newman

    I guess this couldn't come at a better moment:

    ‘So cringeworthy’: Kamala Harris accused of ‘pandering’ after doing a promo about her sneakers amid election campaign


    Kamala Harris garnered quite a few haters after “going sneaker shopping” with a pop culture outlet as a campaign promotional event, with viewers seeing the move as unserious and “pandering.”

    Harris was probed about her footwear in a video released on Monday by lifestyle outlet Complex.

    “I love my chucks,” the California senator said of her Chuck Taylor sneakers, a fashion choice often lauded in liberal circles on social media. “I think it’s a statement about who we really are,” she added by way of explanation.
     

    We are Chucks? 🤔

    And she isn't even black.

    Next: What SUV and projectile weapon are best for a Night Out in Philly? Find out soon!

    Replies: @James O'Meara

  16. “How is it that he wasn’t able to get the proper medical care he required?”

    $1,000 per day.

  17. @NJ Transit Commuter
    To me, this is a tragic situation. The man shot had a history of mental problems, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

    How is it that he wasn’t able to get the proper medical care he required? By time the cops have to be called out because a mentally ill person is walking down the street with a knife, it’s already way too late.

    Replies: @Hangnail Hans, @SimpleSong, @Mike Tre, @JimB, @AnotherDad, @anon, @Alden, @TWS, @gutta percha, @MBlanc46

    That’s sarcasm right? Nearly all of them have serious mental problems. Heck, half the country does.

  18. @R.G. Camara
    I saw an episode of Hoarders once where it was a young 20s black man and his middle-aged mother living together in an apartment building in NYC.

    The son came off as a decent, milquetoast, quiet guy, and he taught tennis for a living to city kids. Mom also came off as decent and pleasant. Both had their NYC apartment filled to the brim with crap and could barely move.

    The I realized it: although the show never said where in NYC they lived, it was obvious they lived in a lower-class black community based on the outside shots of the building and the interior set up of the apartment. In other words, they were living in a high-crime area. These folks were scared to go outside thanks to other blacks, and so had walled themselves up for protection with all their stuff.

    I felt really bad for them at that point. Clearly, they weren't high enough earners to move out, but they weren't "thug" folks to ignore or take part in the the chaos around them. They were decent folks stuck in a bad situation.These were the kind of blacks a tough-on-crime policy helped the most: those too timid and poor to fight or flight.

    God bless them, I hope they are voting Trump, because this kind of thing terrifies them as much as it scares the non-black residents those BLM thugs are terrifying.

    Replies: @Hangnail Hans, @Redman, @Anonymous, @Anonymous, @njguy73

    Why didn’t they just leave their doors open one night. Ns be clearing that sht out right quick.

    If necessary, steal an illuminated Target or Foot Locker sign and put it out front.

    PS they’re not voting for Trump

    • LOL: AndrewR
  19. Nope. Biden just won. BLM riots in Philly and Pittsburgh? Every cool wine mom votes Biden.

    The violence helps Biden. Dominance display. Women respond to it could crazy.

    You don’t see White women crying over dead White honor students do you? They figure they had it coming for being nerdy. No thug goes unloved. No nerd unpunished.

    • Agree: Supply and Demand
    • Disagree: wren, Unladen Swallow
    • Replies: @R.G. Camara
    @Whiskey

    Dude, don't drink and post. You're better than that. That's my job.

    , @Goddard
    @Whiskey


    The violence helps Biden. Dominance display. Women respond to it could crazy.
     
    Geez, Whisk', your divorce must have been excruciating.

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy, @Alden

    , @Buffalo Joe
    @Whiskey

    Whiskey, I like White women but in your defense, when Seth Smith, a honors student at Berkeley, was shot and killed on a Berkeley street, no one protested. Sadly or maybe predictably, his mother went on to blame racism. Sad these foolish White women. Be safe.

    Replies: @SunBakedSuburb

  20. @Bubba
    https://twitter.com/Yarkjair/status/1320841479292674048?s=20

    Replies: @Hangnail Hans, @al gore rhythms, @George, @Possumman

    Another martyr is born. Why the F are cops still answering calls from the hood? Do they get fired if they refuse?

    There did seem to have been too many shots, FWIW, which isn’t much.

    MSM: YET ANOTHER INNOCENT UNARMED BLACK PERSON KILLED BY RACIST COPS IN TRUMP’S AMERICA

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Hangnail Hans


    Why the F are cops still answering calls from the hood? Do they get fired if they refuse?
     
    Cops believe in all that law and order stuff, and think people deserve protection evem if they're surly and unappreciative. Not all of them, of course, but more than the rate in the general population.
  21. anon[316] • Disclaimer says:
    @Achmed E. Newman
    The antifa Commies may very well be under somebody's control, but the BLM rank-and-file, the actual looters, are not, I doubt. Election or not, there is really no wrong time to get free electronics and shoes. I don't live there, or I wouldn't say this, but I kinda hope this goes on for a week, in just the right places.

    O/T, Steve, why no R.I.P. post for Jerry Jeff Walker? If you had one for some Dad of a basketball player, I mean ... outlaw country, Steve!

    Replies: @anon, @Reg Cæsar, @El Dato

    I went to a Jerry Jeff concert at Tulane in the late seventies. The place was full of drunk cowboys and drunker fraternity guys. The warm up act was an elegant jazz lady and her pianist – someone’s idea of an eclectic combination for a country concert. It was a bad idea. The crowd hooted and catcalled her until she finally gave the audience the finger and yelled “F### You!” over the mike.
    Jerry Jeff came on, played a few numbers, and walked off the stage too drunk to continue.
    The crowd loved it all, too drunk themselves to care.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @anon

    Yeah, Jerry Jeff Walker's "Viva Terlingua" was the most popular country album at Rice U. in the 1970s. But was it just we were all drunk when we listened to it?

    Replies: @petit bourgeois, @Charles St. Charles, @Ben tillman, @The Alarmist

    , @Achmed E. Newman
    @anon

    They say he was Texas' Jimmy Buffett. Jimmy Buffett had more success, I guess because he wasn't so much of a drunkard (if he drunk at all, I dunno).

    That's too bad about the concert you attended. People need to know how to play to a drunk audience. You probably shouldn't play jazz at all, haha. For pointers, see how the Blues Brothers handled it at Bob's Country Bunker.

    No, seriously, I know a local guy with a pretty big family who has supported them playing music, 95% cover songs, for many years. He just gets the crowd, often the same people, to sing along at the right spots, they yell out the usual requests, he jokes with them, etc. I think Jimmy Buffett would do fine with a wasted audience of college kids. I've seen 2 of his shows but can't claim to be a true Parrothead.

    Replies: @black sea, @Morton's toes, @James O'Meara

    , @James O'Meara
    @anon

    And some people imagine white folks are ignorant buffoons, and even "conservative" talking heads write about how great it will be when they're gone. I bet a certain FBI agent could just smell the Trump voters there.

    Elegant Jazz Lady vs the Drunken Goyim reminds me of Lenny Bruce who said he could prove that no white man was racist. Imagine you're stranded on a desert island. You have a choice of companion for the rest of your life. The choices are Kate Smith and Lena Horne.

    For you kids, that's Rosanne Barr and Halle Berry.

    , @brandybranch
    @anon

    sounds like a grand time. LOL!

    , @AceDeuce
    @anon

    So you were sympathetic to Michael Richards when he was doing his standup routine on stage and was heckled by a mob of drunken, boorish negroes, right?

  22. Why didn’t they use a taser?” Wallace Sr. asked outside a family residence on the block. “His mother was trying to diffuse the situation.”

    Wallace Sr. said his son struggled with mental health issues and was on medication. “He has mental issues. Why you have to gun him down?”

    1. They didn’t use a taser because they are not always effective against armed individuals.

    2. They had to gun him down because he had a knife and was advancing toward them. If you wanted your mentally ill son to stay alive you should not have let him get ahold of a knife and should have stopped him from advancing on the police. If you can’t control your own son, how do you expect the cops to do it?

    If it’s a new rule that the cops can no longer shoot people who are about to stab them then it’s all over for urban America. Cops are not going to agree to allow themselves to be stabbed. Either they will shoot or they will quit. (BTW did they mention the race of the cops?) If every time a black is shot by police there is a riot then business in our cities is not possible.

    • Agree: wren, Another Canadian
    • Replies: @AnotherDad
    @Jack D


    If it’s a new rule that the cops can no longer shoot people who are about to stab them then it’s all over for urban America. Cops are not going to agree to allow themselves to be stabbed. Either they will shoot or they will quit. (BTW did they mention the race of the cops?) If every time a black is shot by police there is a riot then business in our cities is not possible.
     
    We're doing plenty of completely insane stuff--mass immigration, female careerism/dysgenic fertility, massive China trade deficits, money printing without end-- that is clearly illogical and unsustainable, destructive to maintaining a prosperous civilized nation ... because people with 1500 SAT scores deem it "wisdom", "who who we are".

    What's one more illogical piece of nonsense gonna do? Drive a few more businesses out to some suburban whitetopia? Construction dollars!

    We're living off the civilizational, physical and reputational capital that my ancestors built up conquering and settling and building America. Now the joint's run by greedy, graspy and clueless a*holes and we're running that down.

    But to quote some smarty pants Scot, "there's a great deal of ruin in a nation".

    Replies: @Father O'Hara, @Nico

    , @Known Fact
    @Jack D

    When every second counts, the social workers are minutes away

    Replies: @Muggles

    , @Alec Leamas (hard at work)
    @Jack D


    If it’s a new rule that the cops can no longer shoot people who are about to stab them then it’s all over for urban America. Cops are not going to agree to allow themselves to be stabbed. Either they will shoot or they will quit. (BTW did they mention the race of the cops?) If every time a black is shot by police there is a riot then business in our cities is not possible.
     
    I think the tacit accord between the low part of the Democratic coalition (i.e., underclass blacks) and the high part of the Democratic coalition (the Press, UMC types, suburban AWFLS) is that the police should in many circumstances sacrifice themselves bodily for the sake of racial harmony. In this case, so maybe one or both officers would have been maimed or killed, but in the latter case we would have had a nice memorial and some beef and beer fundraisers for their kids' college fund. They'd be remembered fondly as heroes and everything would quickly return to the status quo ante.

    The blacks seem to want to be left alone to live in a parallel society outside of legal norms, while the high Democratic coalition members don't seem to want to be bothered with the gritty edges of life and want to disclaim knowledge of what it takes to keep the underclass in some sort of check so that they themselves can have nice things. The latter seem to have about as much interest in knowing about the day to day act of policing as they do about garbage men or septic tank cleaners - they seem to really not want to be bothered to think about the sights, sounds, smells, and blood-and-bone nature of the whole affair.

    The solution of the high end of the coalition seems to be to throw cops into the volcano from time to time in order to preserve their own ignorance and innocence.
    , @obwandiyag
    @Jack D

    Yeah, but you can't deny that the cops actions were cowardly. Cops are such sissy cowards.

    Replies: @Jack D

  23. There was a police shooting in Waukegan, Illinois on 10/22. The proximate cause was a woman in her car driving in reverse at police. She was wounded and her 19 year old companion killed. One of the officers has since been fired. No rioting so these events can be controlled if the political will is there to control it. I note the family of the woman who survived has retained Ben Crump!

    These sort of incidents do seem to be ‘controllable ‘ if the political will is there so I suspect the Democrat ‘underground’ will not allow BLM/Antifa to go crazy in Philadelphia so close to an election.

    • Replies: @anonymous-antimarxist
    @unit472


    As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 89,078 people living in the city. The racial makeup of the town was 46.6% White (21.7% non-Hispanic White), 19.2% African-American, 4.3% Asian, 1.2% Native American, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 24.6% some other race, and 4.1% of two or more races. 53.4% were Hispanic or Latino (of any race). 5.3% were of German ancestry.[34]
     
    Waukegan is overwhelming a Mexican working/lower class town. They are unlikely to tolerate BLM nonsense.
    Antifa is likely to stay away. If BLM/Antifa trys to burn down the town, the local Mexican gangs could in hours have tens of thousands of allies from Pilsen, Cicero, Aurora .... show up and take back the streets. The Jewish puppetmasters of BLM/Antifa are very much aware of the likely strain it would have on the coalition of the fringes.

    BLM/Antifa tried to loot the western Chicago/Cicero shopping and logistics depot districts of Chicagoland, the Latinos chased them away, so BLM headed for the Loop and the Magnificent Mile.
  24. Coming soon from
    The City of Brotherly Lunge….
    Philadelphia II starring Tom Shanks

    • LOL: By-tor
  25. @Fred Flintstone
    @Fidelios Automata

    Looks like Trump just carried Pennsylvania especially if there's looting in center city. Hey, what do you expect when the police commissioner's last job was head of police in Portland? When she was told officers are forbidden to paint their nails the first thing she did was allow officers to paint their nails. That's about the only thing she's done since taking the position.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Odin, @Alec Leamas (hard at work), @Truth, @TWS

    It would be nice if that happened but I don’t think this is going to change anyone’s mind at this late date. Center City was already looted once this summer, only a few months ago. If you were inclined to vote for Biden up until today, more rioting is not going to persuade you. You might even believe that Biden and his Magic Negress Kamala are just the thing that we need to bring about racial healing.

    • Replies: @R.G. Camara
    @Jack D

    Are you nuts?

    Every guy who was being henpecked into voting for Biden is going to swerve to Trump after this.

    And lots of suburban PA women are going that way too....secretly.

    Replies: @Father O'Hara, @Polynikes, @Redman, @Supply and Demand

    , @Anon
    @Jack D

    You've mentioned here before many times that you're a lawyer in Philly. This isn't your billboard by any chance, is it?

    https://twitter.com/Pozzidonius1/status/1320952191042129921

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Jack D


    Biden and his Magic Negress Kamala
     
    His Hindu kush(ion).

    Oh, for the days when you could call a politician's wife a "jet-black, thick-lipped, odiferous negro wench". Even if she's a refined and capable octoroon.

    Replies: @lysias, @Servant of Gla'aki

    , @Thomas
    @Jack D


    If you were inclined to vote for Biden up until today, more rioting is not going to persuade you. You might even believe that Biden and his Magic Negress Kamala are just the thing that we need to bring about racial healing.
     
    Maybe, but I doubt that there are many people in that camp of "Biden and Negress will bring racial healing." Neither one of them has anything close to Obama's mastery of that shtick. (For that matter, the fact that Obama already played it once, and better, and look where it got us, means the bloom is probably more than a bit off that rose.) Biden/Harris' appeal, such as it is, isn't really a positive vote for anything, but is overwhelmingly meant as a vote against Trump. It's pretty much an entirely negative case, and has been from the beginning.

    The question is going to be what, if anything, this does for marginal voters. If there are enough Biden-leaning voters who decide, for example, that they're just not going to bother showing up to vote for Biden because he's not strong enough on things like these riots, and enough Trump-leaning-but-skeptical voters who just needed something like this to push them off the fence and break late for the incumbent, it'll be good news for Trump. That's a plausible scenario, especially this late in the election.

    Replies: @Father Coughlin

    , @Travis
    @Jack D

    Four years ago 6 million Pennsylvanians voted, Trump won by 45,000 votes. when the margins are this tight a riot will make a difference. If the rioting gets out of hand it will result in a few thousand more Trump votes, not because they changed their minds , but it might inspire a few thousand independents and convince a few thousand lazy white guys to go and vote.

    The key difference between 2012 and 2016 in PA was voter turnout. Whites turnout was up 2% in 2016 and Black turnout was down 4% compared to 2012. Yet only 57% of whites without a college degree bothered to vote, compared to 79% of whites with a college degree voting.

    The key demographic for Trump is whites without a college degree. If 59% of them bother to vote next week , Trump easily wins. If less than 55% of them vote (like in 2012) he will lose. Black violence should increase the working class white vote. It is not about changing peoples minds about Trump, it is getting voters to the polls. The rioting may convince a few thousand working class whites to cast a ballot, this will make a difference in a close election.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Barnard

    , @Redman
    @Jack D

    The Dems keep playing the same song, that Trump is a racist.

    But he now has support from Kanye, 50 Cent and Ice Cube, three of the most popular and wealthy black rappers of the last 2 decades. It seems to me that would at least keep the number of black male Biden voters down in this cycle.

    The anti-Trump black pop singers tend to be like that disgusting Cardi-B, who only appeals to kids too young to vote or care.

    , @Ben tillman
    @Jack D

    I know someone who is a cop at the capitol. He could be in for an interesting week or two.

    , @AnotherDad
    @Jack D


    It would be nice if that happened but I don’t think this is going to change anyone’s mind at this late date. Center City was already looted once this summer, only a few months ago. If you were inclined to vote for Biden up until today, more rioting is not going to persuade you. You might even believe that Biden and his Magic Negress Kamala are just the thing that we need to bring about racial healing.
     
    I think it helps with the back-n-forthers and with Trump turnout. But overall, one assumes people are locked in.

    This election is a shit test for America, and specifically for suburban white women.

    The Democrats decided to chuck this--apparently racist--"rule of law" thing--which seems pretty freaking fundamental to me--and from good-white suburbanites ... yawn. Whatever their IQ, a people more lacking in "wisdom" can not be found.

    Replies: @AnotherDad

    , @GoRedWings!
    @Jack D


    If you were inclined to vote for Biden up until today, more rioting is not going to persuade you.
     
    Strawman. Persuading Biden's voters never was of any concern to Trump.
    This is a base election, where winning hinges on turning out your own people (while dampening the enthusiasm of your opponent's core base), and if you're a dis-illusioned conservative voter who planned on sitting this one out, one more riot might make you angry/ frightened enough to go cast that Trump ballot.
  26. @NJ Transit Commuter
    To me, this is a tragic situation. The man shot had a history of mental problems, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

    How is it that he wasn’t able to get the proper medical care he required? By time the cops have to be called out because a mentally ill person is walking down the street with a knife, it’s already way too late.

    Replies: @Hangnail Hans, @SimpleSong, @Mike Tre, @JimB, @AnotherDad, @anon, @Alden, @TWS, @gutta percha, @MBlanc46

    How is it that he wasn’t able to get the proper medical care he required?

    This is a common refrain when an obviously crazy person commits a crime.

    Let me tell you, these guys are not exactly banging on the hospital doors asking for some haldol. Sure, some of them want to be treated, some want to be hospitalized, but plenty don’t.

    So what do you do about the people who don’t want help? Unless you give the state the power to involuntarily commit people you can’t stop this sort of thing, even with otherwise unlimited resources.

    That comes with its own set of problems–it is clearly a violation of their autonomy, and has the potential for abuse. Personally I think it is a favorable trade off.

    (note that while involuntary committment and involuntary treatment are legal in some circumstances it requires a very, very high administrative/legal/medical bar.)

    I’ve also never really had any use for the insane/not insane and retarded/not retarded dichotomies in the criminal justice system. Who cares if one understands, or doesn’t understand, the ramifications of one’s actions when one commits a crime? I don’t. What matters is your externally directed actions, not your internally directed thoughts.

    • Agree: Mr. Anon, Bill Jones, carol
    • Replies: @AndrewR
    @SimpleSong

    Yes, I have one sister who is essentially insane, well beyond that of a normal woman (and that's saying a lot), but she has been able to hold a good job for decades.

    Another sister has hydrocephalus, which caused quite severe brain damage. Her motor skills and ability to reason could be charitably described as at a 6 year old level. She has a difficult time writing, and even after having had a smartphone for years, she can't type to save her life (my own attempts to teach her have been limited by my lack of infinite patience), but she has basic reading comprehension and, to be perfectly honest, she seems better than me at solving the puzzles on Wheel of Fortune.

    Anyway, my point is that, despite their psychological/cognitive impairments and their ill-tempers (which is definitely genetic), they are not prone to violence, unlike a very large number of black men. My sisters will never be in the news for having been shot by the po-po for threatening behavior.

    As for this good boy who dindu nuffin, his alleged insanity definitely doesn't mean the cops did anything wrong, and frankly I'm not sure what "society" could have done to prevent this besides not import his ancestors, or at least send them back after their period of servitude was up.

    As you put it very well: forcing more people into involuntary treatment brings up a whole host of problems. So does allowing Africans to riot, burn and kill when a violent African gets euthanized, but no one here needs that pointed out.

    Replies: @YetAnotherAnon

    , @TomSchmidt
    @SimpleSong

    "Who cares if one understands, or doesn’t understand, the ramifications of one’s actions when one commits a crime?"

    Would a five year old who found a gun and shot a friend be guilty of murder?

    How you answer that question goes a long way towards understanding why state of mind matters. You either say no, in which case we ask about someone who is mentally 5 but physically 40. Otherwise, you'll need to be building a bunch of cages to throw kids in, hopefully with life sentences. After which someone might ask to have YOU committed.

    Replies: @Rich, @James N. Kennett

    , @Alden
    @SimpleSong

    It’s obvious that his parents, or at least his Mom were was doing the best they she could. At least he had a place to live. He’s not the only mentally ill person whose long suffering parents had to call the police with tragic results for everyone involved.

  27. This has gone nowhere: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/nbcblk/waukegan-police-shooting-killed-black-19-year-old-leads-firing-n1244637

    The city has fired the cop, the family lawyered up with Crump, and all is quiet.

    So the fix is in. All quiet as possible until the election.

    • Thanks: Father Coughlin
  28. Somehow the People’s Armed Police Force (人民武装警察部队) can cart people (many — nay, most of them Black Africans!) off all the way to labor camps in Inner Mongolia and never have to kill anyone in the process of apprehension and transport.

    Thankfully, I live in a First World nation — China — where police do not inhibit the execution of the law like 3rd world America.

    These Mick/Kwa cops are just unhinged lunatics. You guys continually look foolish for defending them! Police are part of the reason why your nation is a failed state now.

    • Agree: Je Suis Omar Mateen
    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Supply and Demand

    The United States, unlike China, is exercising patience and forbearance with respect to Blacks. The English ideal is to give a newcomer independence and just a bit more power and just a bit more trust than the newcomer deserves, hoping that the newcomer will become an independent responsible member of society. The insane Black man had clearly failed to develop as hoped, and was treated like any other member of society trying to kill another member of society.
    This approach has been used since at least the 1964 Civil Rights Act, without visible success. I doubt that sending Black criminals to Mongolian labor camps would produce better results, for what that's worth.
    It's an interesting piece of sociology. The American public was told that the same general approach would be used in Iraq, and, indeed, the country does have an independent government that has acted very badly, as majority governments tend to do in tribal societies with significant minorities.

    Anyway, you at have the "failed nation" part right. The West is reorganizing itself, much as China did under Mao, and the first part of reorganization is to realized that failure makes it necessary.

    Replies: @Alden

    , @James N. Kennett
    @Supply and Demand


    Somehow the People’s Armed Police Force (人民武装警察部队) can cart people (many — nay, most of them Black Africans!) off all the way to labor camps in Inner Mongolia and never have to kill anyone in the process of apprehension and transport.
     
    Or so they tell us.

    Replies: @Supply and Demand

  29. @anon
    @Achmed E. Newman

    I went to a Jerry Jeff concert at Tulane in the late seventies. The place was full of drunk cowboys and drunker fraternity guys. The warm up act was an elegant jazz lady and her pianist - someone's idea of an eclectic combination for a country concert. It was a bad idea. The crowd hooted and catcalled her until she finally gave the audience the finger and yelled "F### You!" over the mike.
    Jerry Jeff came on, played a few numbers, and walked off the stage too drunk to continue.
    The crowd loved it all, too drunk themselves to care.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Achmed E. Newman, @James O'Meara, @brandybranch, @AceDeuce

    Yeah, Jerry Jeff Walker’s “Viva Terlingua” was the most popular country album at Rice U. in the 1970s. But was it just we were all drunk when we listened to it?

    • Replies: @petit bourgeois
    @Steve Sailer

    Terlingua is home to the world championship chili cook-off. The wu-flu halted the contest, but I've got enough Pendery's chile powder to keep me in the running up until next year with my awesome Texas red. Tri tip seems to be a crowd favorite.

    https://penderys.com/chile-peppers.html

    I'll see you comrades in Terlingua next year.

    Replies: @Anon

    , @Charles St. Charles
    @Steve Sailer


    But was it just we were all drunk when we listened to it?
     
    Yes.
    , @Ben tillman
    @Steve Sailer

    You ever been to Terlingua? Cemetery is filled with people who died young. Apparently there’s mercury in the drinking water.

    Replies: @Brutusale

    , @The Alarmist
    @Steve Sailer

    I must have been really drunk, because I have no idea who JJW is/was.

  30. Several days ago the Sun-Times carried a story about a meeting of women who had something in common: Each of them had a child who had been killed by a policeman. Really? Are these the women we need to listen to? Is it their wisdom we need?

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @Father O'Hara

    Father, hmmm, if the DNC had held a live, in person convention, these women would have been center stage for the opening and book ends when Biden and Harris stood at the podium. They are the left's political gold.

  31. @Achmed E. Newman
    The antifa Commies may very well be under somebody's control, but the BLM rank-and-file, the actual looters, are not, I doubt. Election or not, there is really no wrong time to get free electronics and shoes. I don't live there, or I wouldn't say this, but I kinda hope this goes on for a week, in just the right places.

    O/T, Steve, why no R.I.P. post for Jerry Jeff Walker? If you had one for some Dad of a basketball player, I mean ... outlaw country, Steve!

    Replies: @anon, @Reg Cæsar, @El Dato

    O/T, Steve, why no R.I.P. post for Jerry Jeff Walker? If you had one for some Dad of a basketball player, I mean … outlaw country, Steve!

    Did Scott Adams mention it? Scott went to college in JJW’s hometown, albeit a decade or so after Ronald Clyde Crosby left. (Come to think of it, Jackson Browne’s first name is Clyde, too.) Future Redskin Mark May was in high school nearby when Adams was at Hartwick, which was NCAA champion in his sophomore year. John Elway played minor league baseball down the hill five years later.

    JJW wasn’t as lucky as John Denver. Their first successes were as songwriters (“Mr Bojangles” and “Leavin’ On a Jet Plane”), but Jerry Jeff’s only hit was written by Guy Clark. Still, he picked the right town to become a local legend in. Especially if he invested in real estate there.

    • Replies: @ScarletNumber
    @Reg Cæsar


    Future Redskin Mark May was in high school nearby when Adams was at Hartwick, which was NCAA champion in his sophomore year.
     
    You don't mention the sport, but it was soccer. It was also Adams' junior year, not sophomore.
  32. How could anybody see that video and conclude that this was “police brutality”?

    • Replies: @Redneck farmer
    @anon215

    Some, uh, people have different thought processes than you or I.

  33. @Whiskey
    Nope. Biden just won. BLM riots in Philly and Pittsburgh? Every cool wine mom votes Biden.

    The violence helps Biden. Dominance display. Women respond to it could crazy.

    You don't see White women crying over dead White honor students do you? They figure they had it coming for being nerdy. No thug goes unloved. No nerd unpunished.

    Replies: @R.G. Camara, @Goddard, @Buffalo Joe

    Dude, don’t drink and post. You’re better than that. That’s my job.

    • Agree: Alden
  34. Anonymous[274] • Disclaimer says:

    Let the Philly situation be handled by the genius Mayor; the DA; the Governor. Another AllStar Democrat Team from hell.

    Maybe Obama and Biden can make one more campaign stop to heal the city before it burns to the ground.

    Just kidding. The election’s over. LOL. A week before election day Biden announces he’ll do no more events!? …except for uh some uh virtual stuff uh maybe. Unprecedented in the modern era. Truly bizarre.

    The media is a hoax.

    The virus is a hoax.

    The Biden campaign is a hoax.

    The riots arson and street violence are sadly real.

    Send in Obama and Joe and Hillary and Bill and Mike Bloomberg and Kanye and Diddy and the Kardashians and Brad Pitt and Oprah. Flood the zone with celebrities. Maybe they can calm the rioters and draw a crowd for Joe.

    Biden hasn’t spoken to a large crowd all year. So for the last week of the campaign he just stops campaigning. Why not? LOL. Save precious energy.

    Watch the epic spanking this feeble old man and his power crazed wife receive on election day. It will be a HUMILIATION.

    If the backdrop to Biden’s defeat is a “Philly in flames” will anyone be surprised?

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Anonymous


    The virus is a hoax.
     
    Joke of the day: Flu infection rates down 98%, worldwide.



    "CDC: COVID-19 Wiped Out the Flu Around the World This Year"
    https://www.sott.net/article/443359-Flu-cases-drop-98-around-the-world

    "Because some of the symptoms of flu and COVID-19 are similar, it may be hard to tell the difference between them based on symptoms alone, and testing may be needed to help confirm a diagnosis. Flu and COVID-19 share many characteristics, but there are some key differences between the two."
    https://www.cdc.gov/flu/symptoms/flu-vs-covid19.htm

    Old joke:
    Poland's largest air disaster occurred today when a Piper Cub crashed into the Warsaw civic cemetery. To date, over 600 bodies have been recovered, as authorities continue digging into the night.

    Could it be that there is some incentive to report diseases as COVID-19?

    Replies: @Dan Smith, @donut, @utu, @Jack D

    , @brabantian
    @Anonymous

    At one of the Obama 'events' for Biden in Philadelphia ...

    https://i.ibb.co/LtS3hkH/Obama-Philadelphia-4-attendees.jpg

    Replies: @Dieter Kief

  35. @Jack D
    @Fred Flintstone

    It would be nice if that happened but I don't think this is going to change anyone's mind at this late date. Center City was already looted once this summer, only a few months ago. If you were inclined to vote for Biden up until today, more rioting is not going to persuade you. You might even believe that Biden and his Magic Negress Kamala are just the thing that we need to bring about racial healing.

    Replies: @R.G. Camara, @Anon, @Reg Cæsar, @Thomas, @Travis, @Redman, @Ben tillman, @AnotherDad, @GoRedWings!

    Are you nuts?

    Every guy who was being henpecked into voting for Biden is going to swerve to Trump after this.

    And lots of suburban PA women are going that way too….secretly.

    • Agree: Travis
    • Disagree: Supply and Demand
    • Replies: @Father O'Hara
    @R.G. Camara

    Even a white woman,hell,even a college educated white woman,at some point,is going to get sick of this stupid bullshit!

    , @Polynikes
    @R.G. Camara

    It’s the white women who will either stay home or hold their nose and vote trump. But that assumes they even cover the riots on good morning America. Otherwise they’ll never know.

    , @Redman
    @R.G. Camara

    Agree. I think the shy woman vote is much bigger than the shy man vote.

    Women are way better at lying, especially to their friends.

    , @Supply and Demand
    @R.G. Camara

    College educated people (like myself) clearly understand that the cop was in the wrong, and some of us have firsthand experiences of Totalitarian regimes that can sufficiently gestapo their minorities without spilling blood in the streets.

  36. @Steve Sailer
    @anon

    Yeah, Jerry Jeff Walker's "Viva Terlingua" was the most popular country album at Rice U. in the 1970s. But was it just we were all drunk when we listened to it?

    Replies: @petit bourgeois, @Charles St. Charles, @Ben tillman, @The Alarmist

    Terlingua is home to the world championship chili cook-off. The wu-flu halted the contest, but I’ve got enough Pendery’s chile powder to keep me in the running up until next year with my awesome Texas red. Tri tip seems to be a crowd favorite.

    https://penderys.com/chile-peppers.html

    I’ll see you comrades in Terlingua next year.

    • Replies: @Anon
    @petit bourgeois


    I’ve got enough Pendery’s chile powder to keep me in the running up until next year
     
    I've never understood chili powder. It's the Bisquick or Hamburger Helper of spice. Why not just make the chili with cumin, salt, oregano and whatnot, and cayenne or however else you want to add heat?

    Replies: @GeraldB, @petit bourgeois, @Jack D

  37. @Steve Sailer
    @anon

    Yeah, Jerry Jeff Walker's "Viva Terlingua" was the most popular country album at Rice U. in the 1970s. But was it just we were all drunk when we listened to it?

    Replies: @petit bourgeois, @Charles St. Charles, @Ben tillman, @The Alarmist

    But was it just we were all drunk when we listened to it?

    Yes.

  38. Wow! How is running over police officers going to help Biden? Not that the hoodrats driving give a damn but the people running Biden’s campaign surely will. Now, police will be scrutinizing every video cam to find the suspects. Every dindu with an arrest warrant will be reluctant to show up at a voting booth less they be caught up in the dragnet.

    The leftist think tank APM latest survey shows that there are 21,000 fewer negro voters than there would have been had white and black death rates been equal as a result of Covid. Philadelphia owns 1000 of them. If you are Biden’s Pennsylvania campaign manager you don’t want to loose a couple of thousand voters in Philly and have Trump gain a couple of thousand more because a cop got crushed and some store front windows were smashed,

    Win California by 3 million ‘votes’ means nothing if you lose Pennsylvania by a couple of thousand.

    • Replies: @Altai
    @unit472


    Wow! How is running over police officers going to help Biden? Not that the hoodrats driving give a damn but the people running Biden’s campaign surely will.
     
    They never had control, that's the illusion. Black urban youth are perfectly capable of organising their own protests.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQ2OxVzleaE

    They believed the Twitter consultants and thought because they controlled the minds of youth middle class white women and girls about BLM, that they controlled Jamal. They never controlled Jamal. Not about this.

  39. @Reg Cæsar
    @Achmed E. Newman


    O/T, Steve, why no R.I.P. post for Jerry Jeff Walker? If you had one for some Dad of a basketball player, I mean … outlaw country, Steve!

     

    Did Scott Adams mention it? Scott went to college in JJW's hometown, albeit a decade or so after Ronald Clyde Crosby left. (Come to think of it, Jackson Browne's first name is Clyde, too.) Future Redskin Mark May was in high school nearby when Adams was at Hartwick, which was NCAA champion in his sophomore year. John Elway played minor league baseball down the hill five years later.

    JJW wasn't as lucky as John Denver. Their first successes were as songwriters ("Mr Bojangles" and "Leavin' On a Jet Plane"), but Jerry Jeff's only hit was written by Guy Clark. Still, he picked the right town to become a local legend in. Especially if he invested in real estate there.

    Replies: @ScarletNumber

    Future Redskin Mark May was in high school nearby when Adams was at Hartwick, which was NCAA champion in his sophomore year.

    You don’t mention the sport, but it was soccer. It was also Adams’ junior year, not sophomore.

  40. As of around 3:00AM, the majority of Philly local news are not covering the riots, only the initial shooting. Only NBC10 has a story about the riots, however it does rightly refer to them as riots, not protests. Nothing from Fox29, ABC6 or the Inquirer. The latter is probably waiting for Krasner to wake up and give them their line.

    • Replies: @lysias
    @gent

    The rioting in Philly was the lead story in the Daily Mail on line when I got up this morning. Do you really think the MSM can keep it a secret?

  41. “When an unarmed person comes at him with a knife or something, shoot him in the leg instead of the heart.”

    Actually it makes sense to me. But US cops are too roided up to follow such a rule.

    • Troll: AndrewR, anonymous1963
    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    @TelfoedJohn


    “When an unarmed person comes at him with a knife or something, shoot him in the leg instead of the heart.”

    Actually it makes sense to me.
     
    It only makes sense to someone who has never fired a handgun.

    Replies: @anonymous-antimarxist, @bruce county

    , @Redneck farmer
    @TelfoedJohn

    In a just world, anyone who says, "He just had a knife!" you could stab without penalty. It's just a knife wound, right?

    , @El Dato
    @TelfoedJohn

    It only makes sense because an "unarmed person with a knife" does not exist.

    It's a non-recommendation recommender.

    , @tyrone
    @TelfoedJohn

    A person with a knife is armed …..police have the same right of self defense as you or I…….please try not to say stupid shit in these comments.

    , @TWS
    @TelfoedJohn

    If that makes sense to you, you're an idiot or a troll. Maybe both, why limit yourself?

    Replies: @William Badwhite

    , @Hibernian
    @TelfoedJohn

    Aim center of mass.

  42. @Jack D
    @Fred Flintstone

    It would be nice if that happened but I don't think this is going to change anyone's mind at this late date. Center City was already looted once this summer, only a few months ago. If you were inclined to vote for Biden up until today, more rioting is not going to persuade you. You might even believe that Biden and his Magic Negress Kamala are just the thing that we need to bring about racial healing.

    Replies: @R.G. Camara, @Anon, @Reg Cæsar, @Thomas, @Travis, @Redman, @Ben tillman, @AnotherDad, @GoRedWings!

    You’ve mentioned here before many times that you’re a lawyer in Philly. This isn’t your billboard by any chance, is it?

    • LOL: The Alarmist
  43. OT – AWFL’s and millenials freaking out over the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett:

    “I’m Crying” Liberals Whine As Amy Coney Barrett Is Sworn In

    https://www.nationalistreview.net/2020/10/27/im-crying-liberals-whine-as-amy-coney-barrett-is-sworn-in/

    Someone should set those tweets to Roy Orbison.

    Or maybe Jerry Lee Lewis, because there’s a whole lot of “literally shaking” goin’ on.

  44. @Jack D
    @Fred Flintstone

    It would be nice if that happened but I don't think this is going to change anyone's mind at this late date. Center City was already looted once this summer, only a few months ago. If you were inclined to vote for Biden up until today, more rioting is not going to persuade you. You might even believe that Biden and his Magic Negress Kamala are just the thing that we need to bring about racial healing.

    Replies: @R.G. Camara, @Anon, @Reg Cæsar, @Thomas, @Travis, @Redman, @Ben tillman, @AnotherDad, @GoRedWings!

    Biden and his Magic Negress Kamala

    His Hindu kush(ion).

    Oh, for the days when you could call a politician’s wife a “jet-black, thick-lipped, odiferous negro wench“. Even if she’s a refined and capable octoroon.

    • LOL: Achmed E. Newman
    • Replies: @lysias
    @Reg Cæsar

    A refined and capable octoroon whose paternal family owned slaves.

    , @Servant of Gla'aki
    @Reg Cæsar

    Thank you for reminding me of the existence of Dick Johnson, America's Greatest Vice-President.

    I'd been meaning to purchase his biography, and have now done so. A review of that august tome, contains a great quote:


    Over the last 200 years, the country has elected a variety of colorful figures to national office. Drunkards, racists, slave holders, philanderers, war heroes, populists, demagogues, humanitarians, misogynists, embezzlers, patriots, and nepotists, all have walked the halls of the Capitol and the White House. Yet rarely has a man been sent to Washington who could be defined by all of those descriptors at once.
     

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @syonredux

  45. Cotto/Gottfried yesterday was good for a whitepill on the election. The pollster they had on at least sounds like he knows what he’s talking about. Tl;dr: close race, much closer than normie polls show, normie polls crap sold to news orgs who’ve all moved to a subscriber business model. PA is probably the decisive state.

    Biden calling a lid through the rest of the election means… what? MSM says confidence he’ll win + fear of COVID. That’s an obvious lie. After 2016, no way any Democrat could be that confident.

    He’s supposedly got a big money advantage on Trump but is lidding it from here on out. Bad dementia flare up? Can’t face the Hunter story as it keeps expanding?

    • Replies: @bomag
    @Thomas


    ... is lidding it from here on out
     
    The dynamic here might be that the less people see of Biden, the better he does.

    Same with Kamala.

    Dems are rather weak in personal campaigning. Outside of Bill Clinton and Obama, most follow more of a Gore -- Kerry -- Hillary: not personable.

    In polling, a generic Democrat usually beats a particular Republican; but when asked about a particular Dem. vs. that Repub., not so much.

    Replies: @Neoconned

  46. Anonymous[128] • Disclaimer says:

    Joe Biden reminds me of what is known in anatomical parlance as a ‘natural skeleton’ – that is a cadaveric preparation that involves dessication of the corpse in an attempt to preserve the true course and structures of the main arteries, veins, nerves etc.

    Other than that, he reminds me of the Marvel character ‘Ghostrider’, or one of those parchment skin cadavers one sees adorning the walls of many a Sicilian ecclesiastical charnel house.

    • LOL: petit bourgeois
    • Replies: @wren
    @Anonymous

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/wp-content/uploads/joe-biden-in-pa-1.jpg

    https://media.breitbart.com/media/2020/10/biden-bending-down-mask-getty-640x480.jpg

  47. Philadelphia could be the Dallas of 2020.

  48. @Jack D
    @Fred Flintstone

    It would be nice if that happened but I don't think this is going to change anyone's mind at this late date. Center City was already looted once this summer, only a few months ago. If you were inclined to vote for Biden up until today, more rioting is not going to persuade you. You might even believe that Biden and his Magic Negress Kamala are just the thing that we need to bring about racial healing.

    Replies: @R.G. Camara, @Anon, @Reg Cæsar, @Thomas, @Travis, @Redman, @Ben tillman, @AnotherDad, @GoRedWings!

    If you were inclined to vote for Biden up until today, more rioting is not going to persuade you. You might even believe that Biden and his Magic Negress Kamala are just the thing that we need to bring about racial healing.

    Maybe, but I doubt that there are many people in that camp of “Biden and Negress will bring racial healing.” Neither one of them has anything close to Obama’s mastery of that shtick. (For that matter, the fact that Obama already played it once, and better, and look where it got us, means the bloom is probably more than a bit off that rose.) Biden/Harris’ appeal, such as it is, isn’t really a positive vote for anything, but is overwhelmingly meant as a vote against Trump. It’s pretty much an entirely negative case, and has been from the beginning.

    The question is going to be what, if anything, this does for marginal voters. If there are enough Biden-leaning voters who decide, for example, that they’re just not going to bother showing up to vote for Biden because he’s not strong enough on things like these riots, and enough Trump-leaning-but-skeptical voters who just needed something like this to push them off the fence and break late for the incumbent, it’ll be good news for Trump. That’s a plausible scenario, especially this late in the election.

    • Replies: @Father Coughlin
    @Thomas


    Maybe, but I doubt that there are many people in that camp of “Biden and Negress will bring racial healing.” Neither one of them has anything close to Obama’s mastery of that shtick. (For that matter, the fact that Obama already played it once, and better, and look where it got us, means the bloom is probably more than a bit off that rose.)
     
    Just want to say... "well-said". Bravo.
  49. @TelfoedJohn

    “When an unarmed person comes at him with a knife or something, shoot him in the leg instead of the heart.”
     
    Actually it makes sense to me. But US cops are too roided up to follow such a rule.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Redneck farmer, @El Dato, @tyrone, @TWS, @Hibernian

    “When an unarmed person comes at him with a knife or something, shoot him in the leg instead of the heart.”

    Actually it makes sense to me.

    It only makes sense to someone who has never fired a handgun.

    • Agree: Alden, James N. Kennett
    • Replies: @anonymous-antimarxist
    @Mr. Anon

    The only thing that stops large black men having PCP or DXM(Robotripping) induced psychotic episodes are multiple center mass hits. How many shots did it take to stop the gentle giant Michael Brown from the time he started his charge on Officer Darren Wilson, closed the distance, began assaulting him, and finally dropped dead? And remember the gentle giant did not have a knife. Answer: TEN SHOTS!!!

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shooting_of_Michael_Brown#Shooting_scene

    Tasers are worse than useless because in these cases, the perp's pain tolerance is sky high. You are praying that you can get enough current to disable muscle control. Unlikely!!! Didn't work with Rodney King or hundreds of other large black men in the last 3 decades.

    Police batons are useless unless you can literally beat the suspect unconscious which takes multiple blows from multiple cops, see Rodney King.
    Besides do cops even carry batons anymore?

    Trayvon, Michael Brown, Rodney King, hundreds more... all PCP/DXM abusers.

    Replies: @anonymous-antimarxist, @The Wild Geese Howard

    , @bruce county
    @Mr. Anon

    If the crazy public and the black anarchists think the cops should use tasers or just shoot suspects in the leg then why aren't they doing the same in the hood. Just think of all the brain surgeons, doctors, lawyers and rocket scientists lives that could be saved.
    Has anyone ever asked Joe what his security details orders are in regards to a maniac with a gun/knife attack on the former Veep. Of course not. The attacker is a Trump supporter...KILL HIM.

  50. @Anonymous
    Joe Biden reminds me of what is known in anatomical parlance as a 'natural skeleton' - that is a cadaveric preparation that involves dessication of the corpse in an attempt to preserve the true course and structures of the main arteries, veins, nerves etc.

    Other than that, he reminds me of the Marvel character 'Ghostrider', or one of those parchment skin cadavers one sees adorning the walls of many a Sicilian ecclesiastical charnel house.

    Replies: @wren

  51. @Fidelios Automata
    In a more sane world, blacks would thank police for taking this lunatic out of their midst. How many fellow blacks would he have killed (or has he already killed)?

    Replies: @Fred Flintstone, @Rouetheday, @AnotherDad, @Alec Leamas (hard at work), @Ian Smith

    Several months back, on another blog, I offered my idea for a remake of “It’s a Wonderful Life”. The main character would be a middle-aged Black woman angered over the perfectly justified shooting of her son by police. She would receive a visit from her guardian angel who would show her the many tragedies that would have been visited upon her family and community by her son if he had never, oh, let’s say charged two cops with a knife. Perhaps her moment of epiphany would have occurred as she watched him rape his kid sister. Of course, if we wanted to keep a PG-13 rating we might need to come up with something else. Casting this role might prove to be difficult. I can’t imagine Viola Davis or Octavia Spencer would even deign to read the screenplay. We might have to settle for Stacey Dash, instead.

    • Replies: @AndrewR
    @Rouetheday

    Sybrina Fulton?

  52. Speaking of bad behavior in big cities, has anyone ID’d or racially described the gang that beat the Japanese jazz pianist in Harlem? The NYT did a long story on it without bothering to mention the race of “a group of about eight young people who blocked his way to the turnstiles” — even though the attack was recorded by security cameras and the victim obviously saw them. I searched for “Philadelphia” in the Times this morning and found nothing, although it’s still early and perhaps it’s not yet “fit to print.”

    • Replies: @Gary in Gramercy
    @Tono Bungay

    I heard (informally, of course) that the gang responsible for the attack on the Japanese jazz pianist was white, hailing from the Southern Baptist Convention. Its members were reportedly upset at the pianist for his "sacrilegious" use of diminished ninth chords, commonly found in the chord progressions for many gospel songs.

    , @Hypnotoad666
    @Tono Bungay

    A gang of "yutes" in Harlem? I think most people can do the math on their own. The fact that the NYT doesn't mention their race just confirms it.

    , @Jack D
    @Tono Bungay

    There's a story up now:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/27/us/philadelphia-police-shooting-walter-wallace-jr.html?searchResultPosition=3

    Philadelphia Police Fatally Shoot a Black Man Who They Say Had a Knife

    However you have to search for it. It's not on the main web page. No one (except the NY Times) disputes that the guy had a knife. The snarky headline implies that the cops may be lying.

    It's good to know though that even though Walter Wallace Jr. was batshit crazy and lived with his parents, he did manage to become a father during his brief time on earth.

    The sad thing about this is that it was his mom who called the cops. When mentally ill people go nuts the people around them rightfully fear for their lives and they sometimes feel as if they have no choice but to call 911. But when the cops get there, they have no magic way to disarm the crazy person. In the old days, a guy like Walter would have been safely locked away in a state mental hospital without access to sharp objects but they've closed most of them.

    Replies: @MEH 0910

    , @Anonymous
    @Tono Bungay


    Speaking of bad behavior in big cities, has anyone ID’d or racially described the gang that beat the Japanese jazz pianist in Harlem?
     
    Haven’t heard anything, but at least the Amber Alert has ended for the missing rapper...

    https://nypost.com/2020/10/26/body-of-missing-rapper-found-in-truck-of-friends-car-following-crash/
  53. @anon215
    How could anybody see that video and conclude that this was "police brutality"?

    Replies: @Redneck farmer

    Some, uh, people have different thought processes than you or I.

  54. @Anon
    I seem to remember a move earlier this month to permanently ban police use of tear gas and nonlethal projectiles in Philadelphia. Did that pass? I guess that leaves bullets.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Bill Jones, @Buffalo Joe

    There was a proposal in the past year to ban Koreans from having plexiglass bullet proof screens around the tills in their stores because it sent the wrong message to the blacks who wanted to rob them.

    The cognitive dissonance when the WuFlu panic mandated them everywhere must have been a hoot.

  55. @TelfoedJohn

    “When an unarmed person comes at him with a knife or something, shoot him in the leg instead of the heart.”
     
    Actually it makes sense to me. But US cops are too roided up to follow such a rule.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Redneck farmer, @El Dato, @tyrone, @TWS, @Hibernian

    In a just world, anyone who says, “He just had a knife!” you could stab without penalty. It’s just a knife wound, right?

  56. @Thomas
    Cotto/Gottfried yesterday was good for a whitepill on the election. The pollster they had on at least sounds like he knows what he's talking about. Tl;dr: close race, much closer than normie polls show, normie polls crap sold to news orgs who've all moved to a subscriber business model. PA is probably the decisive state.

    https://youtu.be/HHfrVPDgp1g

    Biden calling a lid through the rest of the election means... what? MSM says confidence he'll win + fear of COVID. That's an obvious lie. After 2016, no way any Democrat could be that confident.

    He's supposedly got a big money advantage on Trump but is lidding it from here on out. Bad dementia flare up? Can't face the Hunter story as it keeps expanding?

    Replies: @bomag

    … is lidding it from here on out

    The dynamic here might be that the less people see of Biden, the better he does.

    Same with Kamala.

    Dems are rather weak in personal campaigning. Outside of Bill Clinton and Obama, most follow more of a Gore — Kerry — Hillary: not personable.

    In polling, a generic Democrat usually beats a particular Republican; but when asked about a particular Dem. vs. that Repub., not so much.

    • Replies: @Neoconned
    @bomag

    Kerry was always too urbane and intellectual.....

    Hillary just wanted to chop mens balls off.....

    Anyway the cops in Philly must be cucks. Had a truck run over a cop my way literally EVERY unit within a 50 mile range would go into shark hunt mode and would shoot to kill on site.....as in once the truck was spotted they'd shoot AT THE DRIVER.....they don't tolerate cop killers in many parts of the country......

  57. “The joy of shopping before casting your vote”

    At 11pm EDT in Philadelphia it’s a pleasant 61 degrees F and not much chance of rain before Tuesday night (when Antifa normally arrives), and even through Wednesday the weather is likely to be not bad. Then it’s going to pour rain on Thursday.

    The hot summer of Floyd just keeps echoing out into the off-season.

  58. @TelfoedJohn

    “When an unarmed person comes at him with a knife or something, shoot him in the leg instead of the heart.”
     
    Actually it makes sense to me. But US cops are too roided up to follow such a rule.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Redneck farmer, @El Dato, @tyrone, @TWS, @Hibernian

    It only makes sense because an “unarmed person with a knife” does not exist.

    It’s a non-recommendation recommender.

  59. @Rouetheday
    @Fidelios Automata

    Several months back, on another blog, I offered my idea for a remake of "It's a Wonderful Life". The main character would be a middle-aged Black woman angered over the perfectly justified shooting of her son by police. She would receive a visit from her guardian angel who would show her the many tragedies that would have been visited upon her family and community by her son if he had never, oh, let's say charged two cops with a knife. Perhaps her moment of epiphany would have occurred as she watched him rape his kid sister. Of course, if we wanted to keep a PG-13 rating we might need to come up with something else. Casting this role might prove to be difficult. I can't imagine Viola Davis or Octavia Spencer would even deign to read the screenplay. We might have to settle for Stacey Dash, instead.

    Replies: @AndrewR

    Sybrina Fulton?

  60. In the old Fresh Prince, Will runs afoul of local gangsters and has to flee to LA to avoid being killed. In the new one, Will is packing and gets arrested for possession of a gun he keeps to defend himself in West Philly’s honour culture.

    It’s getting made.

    But displacement ain’t fun, particularly when the social capital of your neighbourhood was all you had. A recent film just about it, though about DC.

    Needless to say, you could fill the libraries of the world with the stories of working class natives in Europe and whites in the US too, but nobody wants to make that film.

  61. @unit472
    Wow! How is running over police officers going to help Biden? Not that the hoodrats driving give a damn but the people running Biden's campaign surely will. Now, police will be scrutinizing every video cam to find the suspects. Every dindu with an arrest warrant will be reluctant to show up at a voting booth less they be caught up in the dragnet.

    The leftist think tank APM latest survey shows that there are 21,000 fewer negro voters than there would have been had white and black death rates been equal as a result of Covid. Philadelphia owns 1000 of them. If you are Biden's Pennsylvania campaign manager you don't want to loose a couple of thousand voters in Philly and have Trump gain a couple of thousand more because a cop got crushed and some store front windows were smashed,

    Win California by 3 million 'votes' means nothing if you lose Pennsylvania by a couple of thousand.

    Replies: @Altai

    Wow! How is running over police officers going to help Biden? Not that the hoodrats driving give a damn but the people running Biden’s campaign surely will.

    They never had control, that’s the illusion. Black urban youth are perfectly capable of organising their own protests.

    They believed the Twitter consultants and thought because they controlled the minds of youth middle class white women and girls about BLM, that they controlled Jamal. They never controlled Jamal. Not about this.

  62. @SimpleSong
    @NJ Transit Commuter


    How is it that he wasn’t able to get the proper medical care he required?
     
    This is a common refrain when an obviously crazy person commits a crime.

    Let me tell you, these guys are not exactly banging on the hospital doors asking for some haldol. Sure, some of them want to be treated, some want to be hospitalized, but plenty don't.

    So what do you do about the people who don't want help? Unless you give the state the power to involuntarily commit people you can't stop this sort of thing, even with otherwise unlimited resources.

    That comes with its own set of problems--it is clearly a violation of their autonomy, and has the potential for abuse. Personally I think it is a favorable trade off.

    (note that while involuntary committment and involuntary treatment are legal in some circumstances it requires a very, very high administrative/legal/medical bar.)

    I've also never really had any use for the insane/not insane and retarded/not retarded dichotomies in the criminal justice system. Who cares if one understands, or doesn't understand, the ramifications of one's actions when one commits a crime? I don't. What matters is your externally directed actions, not your internally directed thoughts.

    Replies: @AndrewR, @TomSchmidt, @Alden

    Yes, I have one sister who is essentially insane, well beyond that of a normal woman (and that’s saying a lot), but she has been able to hold a good job for decades.

    Another sister has hydrocephalus, which caused quite severe brain damage. Her motor skills and ability to reason could be charitably described as at a 6 year old level. She has a difficult time writing, and even after having had a smartphone for years, she can’t type to save her life (my own attempts to teach her have been limited by my lack of infinite patience), but she has basic reading comprehension and, to be perfectly honest, she seems better than me at solving the puzzles on Wheel of Fortune.

    Anyway, my point is that, despite their psychological/cognitive impairments and their ill-tempers (which is definitely genetic), they are not prone to violence, unlike a very large number of black men. My sisters will never be in the news for having been shot by the po-po for threatening behavior.

    As for this good boy who dindu nuffin, his alleged insanity definitely doesn’t mean the cops did anything wrong, and frankly I’m not sure what “society” could have done to prevent this besides not import his ancestors, or at least send them back after their period of servitude was up.

    As you put it very well: forcing more people into involuntary treatment brings up a whole host of problems. So does allowing Africans to riot, burn and kill when a violent African gets euthanized, but no one here needs that pointed out.

    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
    @AndrewR

    African-descended people in the UK are more likely than natives to have the sort of mental health issues which cause serious physical harm to others. Many such cases!

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2007/apr/02/comment.health


    "Over the last 30 years there have been 20 studies showing that people of Caribbean and African origin have an increased risk of being treated for serious mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and mania. The increased rate is of epidemic proportions - between five and 12 times greater than for white people. And if anything, it is getting worse.

    On March 31 each year, a one-day census is carried out for all Britain's psychiatric inpatients, and the results of last year's census have just been published. Of the 32,000 people in hospital, those who defined themselves as black Caribbean and black African were over-represented by three- or fourfold. But one other group stood out - those who defined themselves as "black other". The vast majority of this group are young, British-born black people, and they were 18 times more likely to be in hospital than the British average."
     

    In 2010, the last survey date, 8.9% of psychiatric inpatients were black, plus another 1.7% mixed black and white. That's much higher than the black population percentage.

    https://www.cqc.org.uk/sites/default/files/documents/count_me_in_2010_final_tagged.pdf

    Replies: @LondonBob

  63. Anonymous[290] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous
    Let the Philly situation be handled by the genius Mayor; the DA; the Governor. Another AllStar Democrat Team from hell.

    Maybe Obama and Biden can make one more campaign stop to heal the city before it burns to the ground.

    Just kidding. The election's over. LOL. A week before election day Biden announces he'll do no more events!? ...except for uh some uh virtual stuff uh maybe. Unprecedented in the modern era. Truly bizarre.

    The media is a hoax.

    The virus is a hoax.

    The Biden campaign is a hoax.

    The riots arson and street violence are sadly real.

    Send in Obama and Joe and Hillary and Bill and Mike Bloomberg and Kanye and Diddy and the Kardashians and Brad Pitt and Oprah. Flood the zone with celebrities. Maybe they can calm the rioters and draw a crowd for Joe.

    Biden hasn't spoken to a large crowd all year. So for the last week of the campaign he just stops campaigning. Why not? LOL. Save precious energy.

    Watch the epic spanking this feeble old man and his power crazed wife receive on election day. It will be a HUMILIATION.

    If the backdrop to Biden's defeat is a "Philly in flames" will anyone be surprised?

    Replies: @Anonymous, @brabantian

    The virus is a hoax.

    Joke of the day: Flu infection rates down 98%, worldwide.

    “CDC: COVID-19 Wiped Out the Flu Around the World This Year”
    https://www.sott.net/article/443359-Flu-cases-drop-98-around-the-world

    “Because some of the symptoms of flu and COVID-19 are similar, it may be hard to tell the difference between them based on symptoms alone, and testing may be needed to help confirm a diagnosis. Flu and COVID-19 share many characteristics, but there are some key differences between the two.”
    https://www.cdc.gov/flu/symptoms/flu-vs-covid19.htm

    Old joke:
    Poland’s largest air disaster occurred today when a Piper Cub crashed into the Warsaw civic cemetery. To date, over 600 bodies have been recovered, as authorities continue digging into the night.

    Could it be that there is some incentive to report diseases as COVID-19?

    • Replies: @Dan Smith
    @Anonymous

    There is a difference in Medicare payment to hospitals for Covid compared to other diagnoses. Just saying.

    , @donut
    @Anonymous

    I've already shared your Polish joke . Thanks .

    , @utu
    @Anonymous

    Countermeasures against covid like social distancing and masking lowered flu infections during the flu season. The Big Pharma does not like that people are learning that masking and social distancing is a more effective countermeasure against flu than flu vaccines. Fortunately for the Big Pharma they can count on support from the anti-masking and "it is just a flu" useful idiots. Many of them are committed anti-vaxxers.

    , @Jack D
    @Anonymous

    There is a possibility that the Covid virus may have mechanisms that defend infected cells against other viral infections like the flu - it is in Covid's interest not to have any competition.

    Replies: @epebble

  64. Hm…..

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/justice-kavanaugh-seems-argue-no-053900203.html

    Justice Kavanaugh seems to argue no votes should be counted after Election Day. He may get his wish in key states.

  65. @NJ Transit Commuter
    To me, this is a tragic situation. The man shot had a history of mental problems, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

    How is it that he wasn’t able to get the proper medical care he required? By time the cops have to be called out because a mentally ill person is walking down the street with a knife, it’s already way too late.

    Replies: @Hangnail Hans, @SimpleSong, @Mike Tre, @JimB, @AnotherDad, @anon, @Alden, @TWS, @gutta percha, @MBlanc46

    The problem is that the phrase “history of mental problems” is little more than a euphemism for “history of poor decisions, drug use, and run ins with police” anymore, especially with blacks.

  66. @R.G. Camara
    @Jack D

    Are you nuts?

    Every guy who was being henpecked into voting for Biden is going to swerve to Trump after this.

    And lots of suburban PA women are going that way too....secretly.

    Replies: @Father O'Hara, @Polynikes, @Redman, @Supply and Demand

    Even a white woman,hell,even a college educated white woman,at some point,is going to get sick of this stupid bullshit!

  67. Anonymous[290] • Disclaimer says:
    @Supply and Demand
    Somehow the People's Armed Police Force (人民武装警察部队) can cart people (many -- nay, most of them Black Africans!) off all the way to labor camps in Inner Mongolia and never have to kill anyone in the process of apprehension and transport.

    Thankfully, I live in a First World nation -- China -- where police do not inhibit the execution of the law like 3rd world America.

    These Mick/Kwa cops are just unhinged lunatics. You guys continually look foolish for defending them! Police are part of the reason why your nation is a failed state now.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @James N. Kennett

    The United States, unlike China, is exercising patience and forbearance with respect to Blacks. The English ideal is to give a newcomer independence and just a bit more power and just a bit more trust than the newcomer deserves, hoping that the newcomer will become an independent responsible member of society. The insane Black man had clearly failed to develop as hoped, and was treated like any other member of society trying to kill another member of society.
    This approach has been used since at least the 1964 Civil Rights Act, without visible success. I doubt that sending Black criminals to Mongolian labor camps would produce better results, for what that’s worth.
    It’s an interesting piece of sociology. The American public was told that the same general approach would be used in Iraq, and, indeed, the country does have an independent government that has acted very badly, as majority governments tend to do in tribal societies with significant minorities.

    Anyway, you at have the “failed nation” part right. The West is reorganizing itself, much as China did under Mao, and the first part of reorganization is to realized that failure makes it necessary.

    • Replies: @Alden
    @Anonymous

    Reality note.

    When they move to America, the Chinese, as well as other Asians vote the black Jewish Hispanic asian mena anti White party, the Democrats.

    So whatever Chinese in China think of blacks, as soon as Chinese immigrants can vote they vote solidly Democrat in solidarity with the other critters of color. American Chinese, even Gold Rush descendants vote solidly for the anti White democrat party too.

    Replies: @Hangnail Hans

  68. @JimDandy
    Burn, Baby, Burn! MAGA inferno!

    https://english.cdn.zeenews.com/sites/default/files/2020/10/14/892764-trump-dancing.jpg

    Replies: @Travis, @Old and Grumpy, @Hangnail Hans

    Trump’s Luck arriving in Pennsylvania today to remind all the suburban parents why their grandparents fled Philadelphia

    • Replies: @Alden
    @Travis

    White flight is White revenge for the destruction of the cities by blacks.

    Replies: @Hangnail Hans, @John Johnson

  69. @Anonymous
    Let the Philly situation be handled by the genius Mayor; the DA; the Governor. Another AllStar Democrat Team from hell.

    Maybe Obama and Biden can make one more campaign stop to heal the city before it burns to the ground.

    Just kidding. The election's over. LOL. A week before election day Biden announces he'll do no more events!? ...except for uh some uh virtual stuff uh maybe. Unprecedented in the modern era. Truly bizarre.

    The media is a hoax.

    The virus is a hoax.

    The Biden campaign is a hoax.

    The riots arson and street violence are sadly real.

    Send in Obama and Joe and Hillary and Bill and Mike Bloomberg and Kanye and Diddy and the Kardashians and Brad Pitt and Oprah. Flood the zone with celebrities. Maybe they can calm the rioters and draw a crowd for Joe.

    Biden hasn't spoken to a large crowd all year. So for the last week of the campaign he just stops campaigning. Why not? LOL. Save precious energy.

    Watch the epic spanking this feeble old man and his power crazed wife receive on election day. It will be a HUMILIATION.

    If the backdrop to Biden's defeat is a "Philly in flames" will anyone be surprised?

    Replies: @Anonymous, @brabantian

    At one of the Obama ‘events’ for Biden in Philadelphia …

    • Replies: @Dieter Kief
    @brabantian

    Since this is a media event in the first place, he should by no means look - frustrated. But he does.

  70. Anon[123] • Disclaimer says:
    @petit bourgeois
    @Steve Sailer

    Terlingua is home to the world championship chili cook-off. The wu-flu halted the contest, but I've got enough Pendery's chile powder to keep me in the running up until next year with my awesome Texas red. Tri tip seems to be a crowd favorite.

    https://penderys.com/chile-peppers.html

    I'll see you comrades in Terlingua next year.

    Replies: @Anon

    I’ve got enough Pendery’s chile powder to keep me in the running up until next year

    I’ve never understood chili powder. It’s the Bisquick or Hamburger Helper of spice. Why not just make the chili with cumin, salt, oregano and whatnot, and cayenne or however else you want to add heat?

    • Replies: @GeraldB
    @Anon

    I agree. Go to a good Mexican grocery store (every city has at least one). Buy an assortment of dried chilis. Learn what each one tastes like, and make your own blend.

    Having said that, I have to admit that I am from Louisiana, cook a lot of Cajun and Creole dishes, and I keep a big can of Tony Chachere's seasoning blend, rather than mix up my own. I've never been in a Louisiana kitchen that didn't have one.

    Replies: @The Alarmist, @Jack D

    , @petit bourgeois
    @Anon

    Because you have to understand pre-Hispanic cooking and ingredients. The capcaisin creates a "burn." Think of habanero peppers for an accurate Scovill unit (in the six figures at 150,000) but I've had hotter:

    https://www.alimentarium.org/en/magazine/infographics/scoville-scale

    The chilis were here before they had cows on this continent. But the Texas bowl of red will survive this current election.

    Chili cook-off masters typically vote republican. Go to Terlingua and find out why we love this country, I recommend.

    , @Jack D
    @Anon

    I totally agree with you. Preground spices lose much of their aroma within days. Get a little coffee grinder and grind your own spices - the difference between preground cumin in a blend and freshly ground cumin is day and night. And for what a little vial of McCormick's spices will cost you in the supermarket, you can buy a big bag of the same spice in a Mexican or Indian grocery store.

    That being said, I understand that pre-ground spice blends are convenient and that not everyone wants to go to the trouble of stocking their own spices and individually measuring and grinding and mixing them every time that they cook. This is the same reason that cake mixes exist even though you can measure out your own flour and sugar and baking powder.

  71. @Whiskey
    Nope. Biden just won. BLM riots in Philly and Pittsburgh? Every cool wine mom votes Biden.

    The violence helps Biden. Dominance display. Women respond to it could crazy.

    You don't see White women crying over dead White honor students do you? They figure they had it coming for being nerdy. No thug goes unloved. No nerd unpunished.

    Replies: @R.G. Camara, @Goddard, @Buffalo Joe

    The violence helps Biden. Dominance display. Women respond to it could crazy.

    Geez, Whisk’, your divorce must have been excruciating.

    • LOL: YetAnotherAnon
    • Replies: @Gary in Gramercy
    @Goddard

    We've been through this before: he's not getting over a bad divorce, he's still recovering from his Senior Prom.

    , @Alden
    @Goddard

    Whiskey thought his ex wife would respond to manly macho dominance with his fist. But she left.

  72. It doesn’t really matter if the old Joe is still in there because as President, Biden will just be a puppet for Bernie Sanders, AOC and the other lefty loonies of the Democratic Party.

  73. @unit472
    There was a police shooting in Waukegan, Illinois on 10/22. The proximate cause was a woman in her car driving in reverse at police. She was wounded and her 19 year old companion killed. One of the officers has since been fired. No rioting so these events can be controlled if the political will is there to control it. I note the family of the woman who survived has retained Ben Crump!

    These sort of incidents do seem to be 'controllable ' if the political will is there so I suspect the Democrat 'underground' will not allow BLM/Antifa to go crazy in Philadelphia so close to an election.

    Replies: @anonymous-antimarxist

    As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 89,078 people living in the city. The racial makeup of the town was 46.6% White (21.7% non-Hispanic White), 19.2% African-American, 4.3% Asian, 1.2% Native American, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 24.6% some other race, and 4.1% of two or more races. 53.4% were Hispanic or Latino (of any race). 5.3% were of German ancestry.[34]

    Waukegan is overwhelming a Mexican working/lower class town. They are unlikely to tolerate BLM nonsense.
    Antifa is likely to stay away. If BLM/Antifa trys to burn down the town, the local Mexican gangs could in hours have tens of thousands of allies from Pilsen, Cicero, Aurora …. show up and take back the streets. The Jewish puppetmasters of BLM/Antifa are very much aware of the likely strain it would have on the coalition of the fringes.

    BLM/Antifa tried to loot the western Chicago/Cicero shopping and logistics depot districts of Chicagoland, the Latinos chased them away, so BLM headed for the Loop and the Magnificent Mile.

  74. @AndrewR
    @SimpleSong

    Yes, I have one sister who is essentially insane, well beyond that of a normal woman (and that's saying a lot), but she has been able to hold a good job for decades.

    Another sister has hydrocephalus, which caused quite severe brain damage. Her motor skills and ability to reason could be charitably described as at a 6 year old level. She has a difficult time writing, and even after having had a smartphone for years, she can't type to save her life (my own attempts to teach her have been limited by my lack of infinite patience), but she has basic reading comprehension and, to be perfectly honest, she seems better than me at solving the puzzles on Wheel of Fortune.

    Anyway, my point is that, despite their psychological/cognitive impairments and their ill-tempers (which is definitely genetic), they are not prone to violence, unlike a very large number of black men. My sisters will never be in the news for having been shot by the po-po for threatening behavior.

    As for this good boy who dindu nuffin, his alleged insanity definitely doesn't mean the cops did anything wrong, and frankly I'm not sure what "society" could have done to prevent this besides not import his ancestors, or at least send them back after their period of servitude was up.

    As you put it very well: forcing more people into involuntary treatment brings up a whole host of problems. So does allowing Africans to riot, burn and kill when a violent African gets euthanized, but no one here needs that pointed out.

    Replies: @YetAnotherAnon

    African-descended people in the UK are more likely than natives to have the sort of mental health issues which cause serious physical harm to others. Many such cases!

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2007/apr/02/comment.health

    “Over the last 30 years there have been 20 studies showing that people of Caribbean and African origin have an increased risk of being treated for serious mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and mania. The increased rate is of epidemic proportions – between five and 12 times greater than for white people. And if anything, it is getting worse.

    On March 31 each year, a one-day census is carried out for all Britain’s psychiatric inpatients, and the results of last year’s census have just been published. Of the 32,000 people in hospital, those who defined themselves as black Caribbean and black African were over-represented by three- or fourfold. But one other group stood out – those who defined themselves as “black other”. The vast majority of this group are young, British-born black people, and they were 18 times more likely to be in hospital than the British average.”

    In 2010, the last survey date, 8.9% of psychiatric inpatients were black, plus another 1.7% mixed black and white. That’s much higher than the black population percentage.

    https://www.cqc.org.uk/sites/default/files/documents/count_me_in_2010_final_tagged.pdf

    • Replies: @LondonBob
    @YetAnotherAnon

    Heavy cannabis use, especially when Young, will fry your brain.

  75. @Bubba
    https://twitter.com/Yarkjair/status/1320841479292674048?s=20

    Replies: @Hangnail Hans, @al gore rhythms, @George, @Possumman

    The people screaming and carrying on made that a good deal more stressful and tense than it needed to be. Perhaps if they had not been there, the man with the knife would not have felt the need to provide them with a performance.

    That clip gives you an insight into what a rotten job being a policeman in a black city must be.

    • Agree: Bubba
    • Replies: @El Dato
    @al gore rhythms

    Like this?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cU1gbcTaZk

    Note the community adviser who is also participating in the ride.

    Replies: @Alfa158

    , @James O'Meara
    @al gore rhythms

    Well, it's pretty rotten living in a black city, period.

  76. @anon
    @Achmed E. Newman

    I went to a Jerry Jeff concert at Tulane in the late seventies. The place was full of drunk cowboys and drunker fraternity guys. The warm up act was an elegant jazz lady and her pianist - someone's idea of an eclectic combination for a country concert. It was a bad idea. The crowd hooted and catcalled her until she finally gave the audience the finger and yelled "F### You!" over the mike.
    Jerry Jeff came on, played a few numbers, and walked off the stage too drunk to continue.
    The crowd loved it all, too drunk themselves to care.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Achmed E. Newman, @James O'Meara, @brandybranch, @AceDeuce

    They say he was Texas’ Jimmy Buffett. Jimmy Buffett had more success, I guess because he wasn’t so much of a drunkard (if he drunk at all, I dunno).

    That’s too bad about the concert you attended. People need to know how to play to a drunk audience. You probably shouldn’t play jazz at all, haha. For pointers, see how the Blues Brothers handled it at Bob’s Country Bunker.

    No, seriously, I know a local guy with a pretty big family who has supported them playing music, 95% cover songs, for many years. He just gets the crowd, often the same people, to sing along at the right spots, they yell out the usual requests, he jokes with them, etc. I think Jimmy Buffett would do fine with a wasted audience of college kids. I’ve seen 2 of his shows but can’t claim to be a true Parrothead.

    • Replies: @black sea
    @Achmed E. Newman


    Jimmy Buffett had more success, I guess because he wasn’t so much of a drunkard (if he drunk at all, I dunno).
     
    Buffett had his share of booze and drugs in the 70s, but by the standards of Key West, I don't think he was out of control. At one point his girlfriend left him and moved to Montana. They gave it a few years, and then got back together and I believe are still married. You'll notice there was a spate of Montana love songs produced during this period.

    Buffet's sister is (was?) married to the novelist Thomas McGuane. I believe that Buffett has also produced at least one volume of short stories. Interesting guy, seemingly very low key and fun-loving, but also obviously quite ambitious and focused. Pre-Covid, his hotels and restaurants did quite well.

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @Achmed E. Newman

    , @Morton's toes
    @Achmed E. Newman

    This song is by Ray Wylie Hubbard

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WI1sTyaErW0

    , @James O'Meara
    @Achmed E. Newman

    "The Texas Jimmy Buffet"

    Now I know why the fans and performers of Yacht Rock hate hate hate Jimmy Buffet.

    "Perhaps the best approach is to take the via negativa and approach the question by looking at the one song that everyone agrees is Not Yacht: Jimmy Buffett’s “Margaritaville.”

    "We can read between the lines in all the things his interviewees keep coming back to: sophistication, complexity, professionalism.Other noted elements, such as the reliance on studio technology and, most importantly, session players rather than “band members,” follow therefrom, because required by, these characteristics. Yacht Rock is essentially white music, because Yacht Rock is a product of the white soul. Blue-eyed soul, indeed.

    "Which doesn’t mean that every white guy can play it; it’s a bell curve kinda thing. Jimmy Buffet? Here’s Steve “Hollywood Steve” Huey of the Beyond Yacht Rock podcast: 'We hate Jimmy Buffett. Fucking hate that guy. His lyrics are dumb, the escapist fantasies he paints are just lame . . . and the biggest thing about why we don’t consider him yacht rock is his music is very, very simple.'"

    https://counter-currents.com/2019/09/white-rock-iii/

  77. NY Post covered it. NY Times, NPR, CNN : crickets. Too busy freaking out about ACB confirmation, Covid, election. Business as usual.

  78. @Anonymous
    @Anonymous


    The virus is a hoax.
     
    Joke of the day: Flu infection rates down 98%, worldwide.



    "CDC: COVID-19 Wiped Out the Flu Around the World This Year"
    https://www.sott.net/article/443359-Flu-cases-drop-98-around-the-world

    "Because some of the symptoms of flu and COVID-19 are similar, it may be hard to tell the difference between them based on symptoms alone, and testing may be needed to help confirm a diagnosis. Flu and COVID-19 share many characteristics, but there are some key differences between the two."
    https://www.cdc.gov/flu/symptoms/flu-vs-covid19.htm

    Old joke:
    Poland's largest air disaster occurred today when a Piper Cub crashed into the Warsaw civic cemetery. To date, over 600 bodies have been recovered, as authorities continue digging into the night.

    Could it be that there is some incentive to report diseases as COVID-19?

    Replies: @Dan Smith, @donut, @utu, @Jack D

    There is a difference in Medicare payment to hospitals for Covid compared to other diagnoses. Just saying.

  79. @SimpleSong
    @NJ Transit Commuter


    How is it that he wasn’t able to get the proper medical care he required?
     
    This is a common refrain when an obviously crazy person commits a crime.

    Let me tell you, these guys are not exactly banging on the hospital doors asking for some haldol. Sure, some of them want to be treated, some want to be hospitalized, but plenty don't.

    So what do you do about the people who don't want help? Unless you give the state the power to involuntarily commit people you can't stop this sort of thing, even with otherwise unlimited resources.

    That comes with its own set of problems--it is clearly a violation of their autonomy, and has the potential for abuse. Personally I think it is a favorable trade off.

    (note that while involuntary committment and involuntary treatment are legal in some circumstances it requires a very, very high administrative/legal/medical bar.)

    I've also never really had any use for the insane/not insane and retarded/not retarded dichotomies in the criminal justice system. Who cares if one understands, or doesn't understand, the ramifications of one's actions when one commits a crime? I don't. What matters is your externally directed actions, not your internally directed thoughts.

    Replies: @AndrewR, @TomSchmidt, @Alden

    “Who cares if one understands, or doesn’t understand, the ramifications of one’s actions when one commits a crime?”

    Would a five year old who found a gun and shot a friend be guilty of murder?

    How you answer that question goes a long way towards understanding why state of mind matters. You either say no, in which case we ask about someone who is mentally 5 but physically 40. Otherwise, you’ll need to be building a bunch of cages to throw kids in, hopefully with life sentences. After which someone might ask to have YOU committed.

    • Replies: @Rich
    @TomSchmidt

    How many 5 year olds find a gun and shoot someone? How many negro criminals claim to have mental issues after committing murder? Ask yourself, "Should a deranged murderer be left to roam the streets terrorizing people because he's been deemed insane?" How you answer this will go a long way to show whether you're nuts and should be allowed to vote or mingle with civilized folks.

    Replies: @TomSchmidt

    , @James N. Kennett
    @TomSchmidt

    It's a fair comment, but few of the people walking around with dangerous mental health problems have a mental age of 5. The ones that do should not usually be out alone: not because of what they might do on their own, but because they are likely to be exploited by real criminals.

    Replies: @TomSchmidt

  80. @NJ Transit Commuter
    To me, this is a tragic situation. The man shot had a history of mental problems, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

    How is it that he wasn’t able to get the proper medical care he required? By time the cops have to be called out because a mentally ill person is walking down the street with a knife, it’s already way too late.

    Replies: @Hangnail Hans, @SimpleSong, @Mike Tre, @JimB, @AnotherDad, @anon, @Alden, @TWS, @gutta percha, @MBlanc46

    By time the cops have to be called out because a mentally ill person is walking down the street with a knife, it’s already way too late.

    I disagree. The cops treated his mental illness quite effectively.

  81. In the “Here We Go Again” department

    Worrying about the non-local non-problem of Bangladeshi Muslims being genocided out of Burma:

    France is actively participating in international efforts to resolve the crisis

    France is participating in the international efforts to respond to the humanitarian needs in Burma and Bangladesh. Our assistance for the Rohingya populations in Bangladesh and Burma totalled €4.2 million in 2017.

    bought zero street cred in Bangladesh:

    Police intervene as thousands of Islam defenders march to ‘lay siege’ on French embassy in Bangladesh

    Bangladeshi police used barricades to stop a thousands-strong protest in the capital, which targeted the French embassy over President Macron’s controversial remarks on Islam.

    The Tuesday march in Dhaka, which police said involved some 40,000 people, was organized by Islami Andolan Bangladesh, an Islamist party. The protesters gathered around a mosque in the morning and moved toward the French embassy, which is located in Gulshan, the diplomatic area of the capital.

    Moralité: Muslims will be angry with you whoever you are until you are Muslim or dead, whatever comes first.

  82. @Achmed E. Newman
    The antifa Commies may very well be under somebody's control, but the BLM rank-and-file, the actual looters, are not, I doubt. Election or not, there is really no wrong time to get free electronics and shoes. I don't live there, or I wouldn't say this, but I kinda hope this goes on for a week, in just the right places.

    O/T, Steve, why no R.I.P. post for Jerry Jeff Walker? If you had one for some Dad of a basketball player, I mean ... outlaw country, Steve!

    Replies: @anon, @Reg Cæsar, @El Dato

    I guess this couldn’t come at a better moment:

    ‘So cringeworthy’: Kamala Harris accused of ‘pandering’ after doing a promo about her sneakers amid election campaign

    Kamala Harris garnered quite a few haters after “going sneaker shopping” with a pop culture outlet as a campaign promotional event, with viewers seeing the move as unserious and “pandering.”

    Harris was probed about her footwear in a video released on Monday by lifestyle outlet Complex.

    “I love my chucks,” the California senator said of her Chuck Taylor sneakers, a fashion choice often lauded in liberal circles on social media. “I think it’s a statement about who we really are,” she added by way of explanation.

    We are Chucks? 🤔

    And she isn’t even black.

    Next: What SUV and projectile weapon are best for a Night Out in Philly? Find out soon!

    • Replies: @James O'Meara
    @El Dato

    Foot fetish vote, an important segment of the Democrat vote. Their favorite film maker is Tarantino.

  83. @Fidelios Automata
    In a more sane world, blacks would thank police for taking this lunatic out of their midst. How many fellow blacks would he have killed (or has he already killed)?

    Replies: @Fred Flintstone, @Rouetheday, @AnotherDad, @Alec Leamas (hard at work), @Ian Smith

    In a more sane world, blacks would thank police for taking this lunatic out of their midst. How many fellow blacks would he have killed (or has he already killed)?

    Exactly. Blacks are the people who most need the police around. Their situation would go downhill a hell of a lot faster without the cops than mine.

    The simple reality:
    The biggest problem with being poor in America is being around other poor people.
    The biggest problem with being black in America is being around other black people.

    If Trump had his rhetorical shit together, he’d have made this point, and wrapped up a consistent message that blacks need the same thing as other Americans–the rule of law, keeping their neighbors safe, and an end to illegal and mass immigration to preserve their jobs, wages, housing and schools so they and their children can live their American Dream.

    Biden/Harris Democrats: lies, looting and lockdowns.
    Trump: liberty, prosperity and the American Dream.

    • Replies: @Rob McX
    @AnotherDad


    If Trump had his rhetorical shit together, he’d have made this point, and wrapped up a consistent message that blacks need the same thing as other Americans–the rule of law, keeping their neighbors safe, and an end to illegal and mass immigration to preserve their jobs, wages, housing and schools so they and their children can live their American Dream.
     
    True, Trump could do that. But blacks already have their own controlled "leadership" in people like Kamala Harris and Al Sharpton. They advocate for emasculated police forces, mass immigration, and everything else that's disastrous for blacks. The powers that be have no real concern for blacks, except in so far as they can be used as a tool in the dispossession of whites - and so far they've proved fairly effective for that purpose.
    , @anonymous
    @AnotherDad

    Under Trump the number of blacks in the middle class will decline because right wing populists want to take away affirmative action and shut down government agencies pressuring the private sector to hire more blacks.

  84. @Fred Flintstone
    @Fidelios Automata

    Looks like Trump just carried Pennsylvania especially if there's looting in center city. Hey, what do you expect when the police commissioner's last job was head of police in Portland? When she was told officers are forbidden to paint their nails the first thing she did was allow officers to paint their nails. That's about the only thing she's done since taking the position.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Odin, @Alec Leamas (hard at work), @Truth, @TWS

    Looks like Trump just carried Pennsylvania especially if there’s looting in center city.

    I dunno. Last week John and the Supremes did their bit to help Pennsylvania Dems manufacture ballots after election day.

    This week SCOTUS gets to say Pennsylvania ballot envelopes don’t need to be signed. The latest ruckus may persuade them (now with ACB) of the need to remove the final impediment to chicanery.

    • Replies: @Travis
    @Odin

    GOP files second request for Supreme Court to block Pennsylvania mail-in ballot extension...
    If the court declines the GOP bid, mail ballots in Pennsylvania will be counted as long as they are postmarked by Nov. 3 — or have no legible postmark — and are received up to three days after Election Day....Republicans' latest request comes less than a week after the Supreme Court left intact Pennsylvania’s mail-ballot extension with a 4-4 deadlock.
    https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/522859-gop-files-second-request-for-supreme-court-to-block-pennsylvania

    Replies: @peterike

  85. @R.G. Camara
    @Jack D

    Are you nuts?

    Every guy who was being henpecked into voting for Biden is going to swerve to Trump after this.

    And lots of suburban PA women are going that way too....secretly.

    Replies: @Father O'Hara, @Polynikes, @Redman, @Supply and Demand

    It’s the white women who will either stay home or hold their nose and vote trump. But that assumes they even cover the riots on good morning America. Otherwise they’ll never know.

  86. Guardian started reporting an hour ago. ZERO mention of looting.

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/oct/27/philadelphia-walter-wallace-police-shooting-protest

    Hundreds took to the streets of Philadelphia on Monday night, to protest the shooting by police of Walter Wallace, a 27-year-old black man who officers said had a knife.

    Interactions between protesters and police turned violent at times, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported. Video showed many yelling at officers and crying.

    Cars and dumpsters were set on fire as police struggled to contain the crowds. More than a dozen officers, many with batons in hand, formed a line as they ran down 52nd Street chasing protesters away. The crowd largely dispersed.

    Thirty officers were injured, most struck by projectiles such as bricks and rocks, according to preliminary information from police. One officer was hospitalized in stable condition with a broken leg and other injuries after she was struck by a pickup truck, police said. The other injured officers were treated and released.

    Daily Mail – the front page of US edition is “RIOTS ERUPT IN PHILLY”.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8882839/Protests-erupt-Philadelphia-police-shot-killed-knife-wielding-black-man-27.html

    Rioting, vandalism and looting erupted in Philadelphia on Monday night hours after police fatally shot a 27-year-old black man armed with a knife during a domestic disturbance call.

    Late into the night, growing anger boiled over into a violent riot near the Philadelphia Police 18th District building. Several officers were injured by bricks and other projectiles thrown at them by a crowd of demonstrators.

    At least 30 officers have been hurt with 12 hospitalized including one female Philadelphia Police Sergeant, 56, who suffered a broken leg after being hit by a speeding pick-up truck that was videoed driving towards a line of officers close to the city center shortly before 1am, according to Philadelphia Police.

    Local reports also suggest at least 30 people have been arrested.

    Multiple instances of looting have also been reported across the city. Police said multiple stores were looted including several Rite Aid stores in West Philadelphia, clothing and shoe stores and one restaurant.

    • Replies: @AndrewR
    @YetAnotherAnon

    The Guardian is basically Salon with a bigger budget. They make NYT look good in comparison.

  87. @al gore rhythms
    @Bubba

    The people screaming and carrying on made that a good deal more stressful and tense than it needed to be. Perhaps if they had not been there, the man with the knife would not have felt the need to provide them with a performance.

    That clip gives you an insight into what a rotten job being a policeman in a black city must be.

    Replies: @El Dato, @James O'Meara

    Like this?

    Note the community adviser who is also participating in the ride.

    • Replies: @Alfa158
    @El Dato

    One of the great Gallows Humor movies of all time. My favorite gag in that scene is the two soldiers doing the manual of arms with an infantry weapon that can only be used while standing straight up, and in the open, clear of any cover or concealment. I suspect not many of the people who make movies have ever been in combat and been shot at.

    Replies: @El Dato, @David 'The Diversity Mastermind' Lammey

  88. @Jack D
    @Fred Flintstone

    It would be nice if that happened but I don't think this is going to change anyone's mind at this late date. Center City was already looted once this summer, only a few months ago. If you were inclined to vote for Biden up until today, more rioting is not going to persuade you. You might even believe that Biden and his Magic Negress Kamala are just the thing that we need to bring about racial healing.

    Replies: @R.G. Camara, @Anon, @Reg Cæsar, @Thomas, @Travis, @Redman, @Ben tillman, @AnotherDad, @GoRedWings!

    Four years ago 6 million Pennsylvanians voted, Trump won by 45,000 votes. when the margins are this tight a riot will make a difference. If the rioting gets out of hand it will result in a few thousand more Trump votes, not because they changed their minds , but it might inspire a few thousand independents and convince a few thousand lazy white guys to go and vote.

    The key difference between 2012 and 2016 in PA was voter turnout. Whites turnout was up 2% in 2016 and Black turnout was down 4% compared to 2012. Yet only 57% of whites without a college degree bothered to vote, compared to 79% of whites with a college degree voting.

    The key demographic for Trump is whites without a college degree. If 59% of them bother to vote next week , Trump easily wins. If less than 55% of them vote (like in 2012) he will lose. Black violence should increase the working class white vote. It is not about changing peoples minds about Trump, it is getting voters to the polls. The rioting may convince a few thousand working class whites to cast a ballot, this will make a difference in a close election.

    • Agree: GoRedWings!
    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Travis

    Maybe it will also energize more blacks to turn out because Biden says the cops should shoot people in the leg?

    Replies: @Travis

    , @Barnard
    @Travis

    Black turnout in this election is a wild card. In 2016 it decreased from previous highs under Obama, but remained higher than it was during the elections George W. Bush won in 2000 and 2004. Based on turnout models I have seen, a small increase or decrease in black turnout from 2016 would not an impact on any individual state results. It would need to go to either Obama or Bush election win levels to make a difference.

    Replies: @Hernan Pizzaro del Blanco

  89. @TomSchmidt
    @SimpleSong

    "Who cares if one understands, or doesn’t understand, the ramifications of one’s actions when one commits a crime?"

    Would a five year old who found a gun and shot a friend be guilty of murder?

    How you answer that question goes a long way towards understanding why state of mind matters. You either say no, in which case we ask about someone who is mentally 5 but physically 40. Otherwise, you'll need to be building a bunch of cages to throw kids in, hopefully with life sentences. After which someone might ask to have YOU committed.

    Replies: @Rich, @James N. Kennett

    How many 5 year olds find a gun and shoot someone? How many negro criminals claim to have mental issues after committing murder? Ask yourself, “Should a deranged murderer be left to roam the streets terrorizing people because he’s been deemed insane?” How you answer this will go a long way to show whether you’re nuts and should be allowed to vote or mingle with civilized folks.

    • Replies: @TomSchmidt
    @Rich

    Several per year of such shootings. Recent tragedy:
    https://www.click2houston.com/news/local/2020/10/25/3-year-old-boy-dead-after-he-accidentally-shoots-himself-in-the-chest-during-birthday-party/

    "Should a deranged murderer be left to roam the streets terrorizing people because he’s been deemed insane?"
    Nope. that's why we have the idea of criminal insanity. John Hinckley Junior wasn't guilty because of insanity. He is still locked up. He will likely always be a danger until very near the end of his life. We don't need more victims of political violence.

    I see you did not answer the question about the 5 year old. Answer it. That will let you know why we evaluate the mental state of someone before adjudging them guilty of a crime. It is absolutely the right way to operate.

    Otherwise, we move into a world of all crimes being "malum prohibutum," rather than malum in se. Malum in se requires that the crime being prosecuted be KNOWN to be wrong by the person doing the crime.

    Otherwise, all laws are just the government saying "because I said so." Tell me you don't really want that world. For a cheap and easy refutation, should differing-race people who got married under miscegenation laws be prosecuted for that?

    Replies: @Rich, @FPD72, @Anonymous

  90. OT – Joni Mitchell new album, “Ladies Of The Cat”.

    https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/oct/27/joni-mitchell-interview-archives-early-years-cameron-crowe

    Yeah, because once again I couldn’t walk. I had to learn how again. I couldn’t talk. Polio didn’t grab me like that, but the aneurysm took away a lot more, really. Took away my speech and my ability to walk. And, you know, I got my speech back quickly, but the walking I’m still struggling with. But I mean, I’m a fighter. I’ve got Irish blood! [long laugh] So you know, I knew, “Here I go again, another battle.” [The kitten is now happily crawling up her neck.] Look at this face! He looks like my baby. The high cheekbones and everything.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @YetAnotherAnon

    Technically speaking Mitchell is not a cat lady - she had a child out of wedlock (a quaint notion) when she was 21 but she gave her up for adoption and did not see her again for over 30 years.

    Replies: @YetAnotherAnon

    , @Ben tillman
    @YetAnotherAnon

    What a great album Ladies of the Canyon was!

    Replies: @YetAnotherAnon

  91. @Mr. Anon
    @TelfoedJohn


    “When an unarmed person comes at him with a knife or something, shoot him in the leg instead of the heart.”

    Actually it makes sense to me.
     
    It only makes sense to someone who has never fired a handgun.

    Replies: @anonymous-antimarxist, @bruce county

    The only thing that stops large black men having PCP or DXM(Robotripping) induced psychotic episodes are multiple center mass hits. How many shots did it take to stop the gentle giant Michael Brown from the time he started his charge on Officer Darren Wilson, closed the distance, began assaulting him, and finally dropped dead? And remember the gentle giant did not have a knife. Answer: TEN SHOTS!!!

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shooting_of_Michael_Brown#Shooting_scene

    Tasers are worse than useless because in these cases, the perp’s pain tolerance is sky high. You are praying that you can get enough current to disable muscle control. Unlikely!!! Didn’t work with Rodney King or hundreds of other large black men in the last 3 decades.

    Police batons are useless unless you can literally beat the suspect unconscious which takes multiple blows from multiple cops, see Rodney King.
    Besides do cops even carry batons anymore?

    Trayvon, Michael Brown, Rodney King, hundreds more… all PCP/DXM abusers.

    • Replies: @anonymous-antimarxist
    @anonymous-antimarxist

    You still see cops with batons when they are on riot duty. But on those occasions they are lined up with other officers in shield wall. I never see regular patrol officers with baton. Their secondary weapon is now a taser.

    Replies: @Supply and Demand

    , @The Wild Geese Howard
    @anonymous-antimarxist


    Besides do cops even carry batons anymore?
     
    I miss the glory days of the good ol' 4D-cell MagLite:

    https://www.eliteoutdoorgear.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/MAGS4D016A10.jpg

    Replies: @anonymous-antimarxist

  92. @TelfoedJohn

    “When an unarmed person comes at him with a knife or something, shoot him in the leg instead of the heart.”
     
    Actually it makes sense to me. But US cops are too roided up to follow such a rule.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Redneck farmer, @El Dato, @tyrone, @TWS, @Hibernian

    A person with a knife is armed …..police have the same right of self defense as you or I…….please try not to say stupid shit in these comments.

    • LOL: AndrewR
  93. @NJ Transit Commuter
    To me, this is a tragic situation. The man shot had a history of mental problems, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

    How is it that he wasn’t able to get the proper medical care he required? By time the cops have to be called out because a mentally ill person is walking down the street with a knife, it’s already way too late.

    Replies: @Hangnail Hans, @SimpleSong, @Mike Tre, @JimB, @AnotherDad, @anon, @Alden, @TWS, @gutta percha, @MBlanc46

    To me, this is a tragic situation. The man shot had a history of mental problems, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

    How is it that he wasn’t able to get the proper medical care he required? By time the cops have to be called out because a mentally ill person is walking down the street with a knife, it’s already way too late.

    NJTC–don’t dispute technical truth of your words.

    But i’ve been annoyed with this whole line of thinking my entire life–since i heard about this noxious “insanity defense”. (F’-ing lawyers).

    There aren’t two people, some inner “person” separate from the person doing nasty crazy shit on the ground. Heck, i’m a smart guy–at least in the SAT sense, relative to the low bar set by my fellow humans–but i’ve done plenty of stupid stuff. (I’m trying to educate my kids to be functionally smarter.) There isn’t some idealized form of “AnotherDad” that’s the real me. No all my stupid shit is “me” too. My fault–i own it. Crazy knife man is crazy knife man.

    Religious people can posit a separate “soul”. But that’s God’s business, not the cops.

    I’m sick and tired of all the whining and pouting over criminals, crazy and scum.

    I want to live in a civilized Western nation–where a young maiden may walk the street unmolested, her virtue intact. All the criminals, crazies and lowlife scum who try and mess that up–kill ’em or toss them out. (Aleutian exile?) They don’t create civilization, the don’t get to live in it.

    Give ’em the Cathar treatment: Kill them all and let God sort them out.

    Civilization–our neighborhoods and nation–should be maintained for the benefit of civilized people who live here. And you don’t create or maintain civilization if you’re a pussy.

    • Agree: Alden
    • Replies: @AndrewR
    @AnotherDad

    A young maiden should not leave the house unchaperoned or uncovered.

    Replies: @Alden

    , @Jack D
    @AnotherDad

    By the time that Walter charged the police with his knife, it was far too late. They really had no choice but to put him down like a rabid dog. (All those saying, as the papers say, that he was not within "arm's reach" are talking nonsense. He could have closed the gap and stabbed the cops faster than you can read these words.)

    BUT, Walter didn't just wake up schizophrenic yesterday. He's probably been like this for years. At one time, humane societies segregated the insane from everyone else, for their own safety and for the safety of society. But this is one of those things that we don't do anymore (at least not until they have committed serious crimes - if Walter had stabbed the cops THEN they would have locked him up in a mental hospital where he should have been in the 1st place). Sometimes being kind is the greatest cruelty - by being "kind" to Walter and allowing him to roam the streets, we have in the end inflicted the greatest cruelty on him and it was completely foreseeable that this would happen. This was not the first time that Walter had "acted up". Young black males are violent to begin with and if mental illness removes their inhibitions then they are even more violent and dangerous. If Walter had instead knifed his momma (as he apparently was threatening to do when she called the cops) this would not have even made the back pages of the local paper.

    Replies: @Alec Leamas (hard at work), @Alden, @anonymous-antimarxist

  94. @Odin
    @Fred Flintstone


    Looks like Trump just carried Pennsylvania especially if there's looting in center city.
     
    I dunno. Last week John and the Supremes did their bit to help Pennsylvania Dems manufacture ballots after election day.

    This week SCOTUS gets to say Pennsylvania ballot envelopes don't need to be signed. The latest ruckus may persuade them (now with ACB) of the need to remove the final impediment to chicanery.

    Replies: @Travis

    GOP files second request for Supreme Court to block Pennsylvania mail-in ballot extension…
    If the court declines the GOP bid, mail ballots in Pennsylvania will be counted as long as they are postmarked by Nov. 3 — or have no legible postmark — and are received up to three days after Election Day….Republicans’ latest request comes less than a week after the Supreme Court left intact Pennsylvania’s mail-ballot extension with a 4-4 deadlock.
    https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/522859-gop-files-second-request-for-supreme-court-to-block-pennsylvania

    • Replies: @peterike
    @Travis


    Republicans’ latest request comes less than a week after the Supreme Court left intact Pennsylvania’s mail-ballot extension with a 4-4 deadlock.
     
    And guess what just happened to the 4-4 deadlock? Poor John Roberts. He can't be the compromised traitor getting strange new respect from the media anymore for his "even-handed" approach. Now he's just farting into the wind. Couldn't happen to a nicer guy.

    Of course, given the history of the Court, the great ACB might vote with the Liberals on this. We won't know until it happens.

    Replies: @Hibernian

  95. @Achmed E. Newman
    @anon

    They say he was Texas' Jimmy Buffett. Jimmy Buffett had more success, I guess because he wasn't so much of a drunkard (if he drunk at all, I dunno).

    That's too bad about the concert you attended. People need to know how to play to a drunk audience. You probably shouldn't play jazz at all, haha. For pointers, see how the Blues Brothers handled it at Bob's Country Bunker.

    No, seriously, I know a local guy with a pretty big family who has supported them playing music, 95% cover songs, for many years. He just gets the crowd, often the same people, to sing along at the right spots, they yell out the usual requests, he jokes with them, etc. I think Jimmy Buffett would do fine with a wasted audience of college kids. I've seen 2 of his shows but can't claim to be a true Parrothead.

    Replies: @black sea, @Morton's toes, @James O'Meara

    Jimmy Buffett had more success, I guess because he wasn’t so much of a drunkard (if he drunk at all, I dunno).

    Buffett had his share of booze and drugs in the 70s, but by the standards of Key West, I don’t think he was out of control. At one point his girlfriend left him and moved to Montana. They gave it a few years, and then got back together and I believe are still married. You’ll notice there was a spate of Montana love songs produced during this period.

    Buffet’s sister is (was?) married to the novelist Thomas McGuane. I believe that Buffett has also produced at least one volume of short stories. Interesting guy, seemingly very low key and fun-loving, but also obviously quite ambitious and focused. Pre-Covid, his hotels and restaurants did quite well.

    • Replies: @Redneck farmer
    @black sea

    I can reccomend his short story collection.

    , @Achmed E. Newman
    @black sea

    Thanks for the additional info. I know a few people who are connected to Jimmy Buffett in various ways. His sailing songs are the best, but he also got into flying after sailing, a natural progression. He had a bad takeoff with his sea plane off Nantucket and wrecked it, not total, though (lucky to come out OK for him, but he credits some Navy training involving a Tomcat ride for his being able to swim away).

    The keys are very laid back (been there a bunch) and that was a great place for the guy. I don't think he liked the cold either, just judging by his "This morning, I shot six holes in my freezer. I think I got cabin fever. I want to go where it's warm!" from his Boat Drinks off of his Volcano album, which I think was underplayed.

    Of course, the lady in Montana was mentioned in Come Monday off of Livin' and Dyin' in 3/4 Time, but he mentions staying at a Holiday Inn in Missoula where this group of surgeons meets every year for a conference and lots of drinks in Miss you so Badly off Changes in Latitudes and has that great line "I don't think I'm gonna ever let 'em cut on me."

    He is a great songwriter. Listen:

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

  96. @YetAnotherAnon
    Guardian started reporting an hour ago. ZERO mention of looting.

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/oct/27/philadelphia-walter-wallace-police-shooting-protest

    Hundreds took to the streets of Philadelphia on Monday night, to protest the shooting by police of Walter Wallace, a 27-year-old black man who officers said had a knife.

    Interactions between protesters and police turned violent at times, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported. Video showed many yelling at officers and crying.

    Cars and dumpsters were set on fire as police struggled to contain the crowds. More than a dozen officers, many with batons in hand, formed a line as they ran down 52nd Street chasing protesters away. The crowd largely dispersed.

    Thirty officers were injured, most struck by projectiles such as bricks and rocks, according to preliminary information from police. One officer was hospitalized in stable condition with a broken leg and other injuries after she was struck by a pickup truck, police said. The other injured officers were treated and released.
     
    Daily Mail - the front page of US edition is "RIOTS ERUPT IN PHILLY".

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8882839/Protests-erupt-Philadelphia-police-shot-killed-knife-wielding-black-man-27.html

    Rioting, vandalism and looting erupted in Philadelphia on Monday night hours after police fatally shot a 27-year-old black man armed with a knife during a domestic disturbance call.

    Late into the night, growing anger boiled over into a violent riot near the Philadelphia Police 18th District building. Several officers were injured by bricks and other projectiles thrown at them by a crowd of demonstrators.

    At least 30 officers have been hurt with 12 hospitalized including one female Philadelphia Police Sergeant, 56, who suffered a broken leg after being hit by a speeding pick-up truck that was videoed driving towards a line of officers close to the city center shortly before 1am, according to Philadelphia Police.

    Local reports also suggest at least 30 people have been arrested.

    Multiple instances of looting have also been reported across the city. Police said multiple stores were looted including several Rite Aid stores in West Philadelphia, clothing and shoe stores and one restaurant.
     

    Replies: @AndrewR

    The Guardian is basically Salon with a bigger budget. They make NYT look good in comparison.

  97. @Anon
    @petit bourgeois


    I’ve got enough Pendery’s chile powder to keep me in the running up until next year
     
    I've never understood chili powder. It's the Bisquick or Hamburger Helper of spice. Why not just make the chili with cumin, salt, oregano and whatnot, and cayenne or however else you want to add heat?

    Replies: @GeraldB, @petit bourgeois, @Jack D

    I agree. Go to a good Mexican grocery store (every city has at least one). Buy an assortment of dried chilis. Learn what each one tastes like, and make your own blend.

    Having said that, I have to admit that I am from Louisiana, cook a lot of Cajun and Creole dishes, and I keep a big can of Tony Chachere’s seasoning blend, rather than mix up my own. I’ve never been in a Louisiana kitchen that didn’t have one.

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
    @GeraldB

    Reminds me of garlic powder and garlic salt. I has a friend who didn’t think she could work with fresh garlic because she didn’t have a garlic press, so I took a can of tomatoes and used it to whack a couple cloves of garlic for her.

    , @Jack D
    @GeraldB

    Having a creole spice blend and keeping it by the stove to use as an "everything" seasoning is a great idea. There are very few dishes that don't benefit from a little dash of spice to kick it up a notch.

    But the #1 ingredient in Tony Cachere's is salt. On the one hand, Tony Cachere's is not expensive (maybe $4 lb.) but OTOH, table salt is maybe 50 cents/lb. so you are paying a lot for the convenience.

    My suggestion is to do your own blend - you probably already have these spices in your kitchen. Search for "Emeril's Essence" - that's a pretty good starting point. If you go thru a lot of the stuff you can scale up the recipe. Since it's all dry spices it will keep for a good while. If you like it hotter or more or less salty or like the flavor of celery seed or cumin or allspice or whatever you can modify the recipe to suit your taste.

  98. @Goddard
    @Whiskey


    The violence helps Biden. Dominance display. Women respond to it could crazy.
     
    Geez, Whisk', your divorce must have been excruciating.

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy, @Alden

    We’ve been through this before: he’s not getting over a bad divorce, he’s still recovering from his Senior Prom.

    • LOL: Rob McX
  99. Only in certain low IQ communities do people riot, loot & burn because they are upset by a man with a knife attacking police and getting rightfully killed. This Thug had 18 prior arrests with 5 assaults on cops.

  100. @R.G. Camara
    I saw an episode of Hoarders once where it was a young 20s black man and his middle-aged mother living together in an apartment building in NYC.

    The son came off as a decent, milquetoast, quiet guy, and he taught tennis for a living to city kids. Mom also came off as decent and pleasant. Both had their NYC apartment filled to the brim with crap and could barely move.

    The I realized it: although the show never said where in NYC they lived, it was obvious they lived in a lower-class black community based on the outside shots of the building and the interior set up of the apartment. In other words, they were living in a high-crime area. These folks were scared to go outside thanks to other blacks, and so had walled themselves up for protection with all their stuff.

    I felt really bad for them at that point. Clearly, they weren't high enough earners to move out, but they weren't "thug" folks to ignore or take part in the the chaos around them. They were decent folks stuck in a bad situation.These were the kind of blacks a tough-on-crime policy helped the most: those too timid and poor to fight or flight.

    God bless them, I hope they are voting Trump, because this kind of thing terrifies them as much as it scares the non-black residents those BLM thugs are terrifying.

    Replies: @Hangnail Hans, @Redman, @Anonymous, @Anonymous, @njguy73

    Sadly, their vote means zilch. For everyone of them there are 20 Westchester wine ladies to cancel their votes.

    The lines of people voting early this weekend in my Westchester town were longer then anything I’ve ever seen. Of course that’s partly because of social distancing rules so they could be deceiving.

  101. @Rich
    @TomSchmidt

    How many 5 year olds find a gun and shoot someone? How many negro criminals claim to have mental issues after committing murder? Ask yourself, "Should a deranged murderer be left to roam the streets terrorizing people because he's been deemed insane?" How you answer this will go a long way to show whether you're nuts and should be allowed to vote or mingle with civilized folks.

    Replies: @TomSchmidt

    Several per year of such shootings. Recent tragedy:
    https://www.click2houston.com/news/local/2020/10/25/3-year-old-boy-dead-after-he-accidentally-shoots-himself-in-the-chest-during-birthday-party/

    “Should a deranged murderer be left to roam the streets terrorizing people because he’s been deemed insane?”
    Nope. that’s why we have the idea of criminal insanity. John Hinckley Junior wasn’t guilty because of insanity. He is still locked up. He will likely always be a danger until very near the end of his life. We don’t need more victims of political violence.

    I see you did not answer the question about the 5 year old. Answer it. That will let you know why we evaluate the mental state of someone before adjudging them guilty of a crime. It is absolutely the right way to operate.

    Otherwise, we move into a world of all crimes being “malum prohibutum,” rather than malum in se. Malum in se requires that the crime being prosecuted be KNOWN to be wrong by the person doing the crime.

    Otherwise, all laws are just the government saying “because I said so.” Tell me you don’t really want that world. For a cheap and easy refutation, should differing-race people who got married under miscegenation laws be prosecuted for that?

    • Replies: @Rich
    @TomSchmidt

    Anyone who's made it to 16 years old who commits murder should be executed. I don't care whether he claims mental deficiencies or that the devil made him do it. An eye for an eye and all that.

    A person who's lived less than 16 years, should be dealt with on a case by case basis. If you're unable, or unwilling, to understand why there's a difference, you ain't as smart as you think. Even if you looked up a few Latin phrases.

    Replies: @stillCARealist, @TomSchmidt, @Alden

    , @FPD72
    @TomSchmidt


    John Hinckley Junior wasn’t guilty because of insanity. He is still locked up. He will likely always be a danger until very near the end of his life.
     
    Hinkley began a series of limited releases to stay with his parents in 1999. These releases grew over time. He was released permanently in 2016 and is today living as a free man, albeit with a number of restrictions.

    Replies: @TomSchmidt

    , @Anonymous
    @TomSchmidt

    That’s a bad argument against abolishing execution for retards. All laws *ARE* the gov’t saying “Because I say so.” Ever hear of monopoly on violence? Just hanging or shooting someone after the appropriate number of appeals and special pleadings is not violence. It’s an orderly killing of someone who has forfeited on the social contract. However, I would be open to restricting capital punishment for political crimes like treason. Martyr production isn’t socially useful function of the law and besides, I don’t trust federal prosecutors. Kidnapping is still OK as a capital crime. A psychotic imbecile facing execution for espionage would be an interesting case for YouTube legal vloggers, but it makes for bad law

    Replies: @TomSchmidt

  102. @black sea
    @Achmed E. Newman


    Jimmy Buffett had more success, I guess because he wasn’t so much of a drunkard (if he drunk at all, I dunno).
     
    Buffett had his share of booze and drugs in the 70s, but by the standards of Key West, I don't think he was out of control. At one point his girlfriend left him and moved to Montana. They gave it a few years, and then got back together and I believe are still married. You'll notice there was a spate of Montana love songs produced during this period.

    Buffet's sister is (was?) married to the novelist Thomas McGuane. I believe that Buffett has also produced at least one volume of short stories. Interesting guy, seemingly very low key and fun-loving, but also obviously quite ambitious and focused. Pre-Covid, his hotels and restaurants did quite well.

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @Achmed E. Newman

    I can reccomend his short story collection.

    • Thanks: Achmed E. Newman
  103. @prosa123
    As of about a minute ago, 11:45pm Eastern, CNN.com had nothing at all on the events.

    Replies: @JimDandy, @WowJustWow, @Hernan Pizzaro del Blanco, @Father Coughlin

    This summer a former Obama campaign advisor was canceled for pointing out that violent protests empirically cause the left to lose votes.

    It seems like the narrative this year was more about fighting for who gets to dominate the Democratic Party after its elder statesmen die/retire than it was about scaring people away from voting Trump.

  104. Hey eeyores! From the Center for Immigration Studies:

    In the first two years of the Trump administration (2017 to 2019), growth in the immigrant population (legal and illegal) averaged only about 200,000 a year, in contrast to 650,000 a year from 2010 to 2017.

    Why?

    Trump administration policies that may have caused the slowdown include:

    A significant reduction in the number of refugees allowed into the country;

    Requiring immigrant self-sufficiency through reform of the public charge rules;

    Modest administrative changes that may have had a cumulative effect;

    Agreements with Mexico and Central American countries to offer safe haven to people seeking asylum;

    Increased barriers and fencing at the border;

    More worksite enforcement against illegal workers and some employers; and

    Efforts to end TPS and DACA, which may have increased out-migration and/or discouraged new illegal immigration.

    Not bad for a guy who does nothing but bloviate about himself and who is hindered at every turn.

    • Agree: Ben tillman
    • Thanks: Abe
  105. @Travis
    @Odin

    GOP files second request for Supreme Court to block Pennsylvania mail-in ballot extension...
    If the court declines the GOP bid, mail ballots in Pennsylvania will be counted as long as they are postmarked by Nov. 3 — or have no legible postmark — and are received up to three days after Election Day....Republicans' latest request comes less than a week after the Supreme Court left intact Pennsylvania’s mail-ballot extension with a 4-4 deadlock.
    https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/522859-gop-files-second-request-for-supreme-court-to-block-pennsylvania

    Replies: @peterike

    Republicans’ latest request comes less than a week after the Supreme Court left intact Pennsylvania’s mail-ballot extension with a 4-4 deadlock.

    And guess what just happened to the 4-4 deadlock? Poor John Roberts. He can’t be the compromised traitor getting strange new respect from the media anymore for his “even-handed” approach. Now he’s just farting into the wind. Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.

    Of course, given the history of the Court, the great ACB might vote with the Liberals on this. We won’t know until it happens.

    • Replies: @Hibernian
    @peterike

    She might opt out because she doesn't have enough time to get up to speed on the case.

  106. My own observation of crazy street people is that blacks are much louder and more aggressive than other races.

    So whereas a crazy White guy might sit there muttering and cursing to himself, a crazy black guy will actually attack.

  107. I like “DIY Reparations”.

    • Replies: @astrolabe
    @Calvin Hobbes

    "Emergency reparations"?

    Replies: @Father Coughlin

  108. @Travis
    @Jack D

    Four years ago 6 million Pennsylvanians voted, Trump won by 45,000 votes. when the margins are this tight a riot will make a difference. If the rioting gets out of hand it will result in a few thousand more Trump votes, not because they changed their minds , but it might inspire a few thousand independents and convince a few thousand lazy white guys to go and vote.

    The key difference between 2012 and 2016 in PA was voter turnout. Whites turnout was up 2% in 2016 and Black turnout was down 4% compared to 2012. Yet only 57% of whites without a college degree bothered to vote, compared to 79% of whites with a college degree voting.

    The key demographic for Trump is whites without a college degree. If 59% of them bother to vote next week , Trump easily wins. If less than 55% of them vote (like in 2012) he will lose. Black violence should increase the working class white vote. It is not about changing peoples minds about Trump, it is getting voters to the polls. The rioting may convince a few thousand working class whites to cast a ballot, this will make a difference in a close election.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Barnard

    Maybe it will also energize more blacks to turn out because Biden says the cops should shoot people in the leg?

    • Replies: @Travis
    @Jack D

    The media are hiding the story. If they thought it would gain enough Black votes relative to white votes the media and Biden and the Democrats would be promoting the story. The fact that Biden and his surrogates keep mum about what occurred yesterday in Philadelphia tells us they want the story to vanish, they want the rioting to end because it will help Trump win.

    Since there are 8 times as many Whites voters in PA than Black voters , the rioting by Blacks against police will mostly inspire more whites to vote. Democrats fear a high white turnout in PA. Trump won in 2016 mostly due to a higher white turnout. Whites voted the same in 2012 and 2016 with 56% voting for the GOP presidential candidate in both elections. The key difference- White turnout was up and Black turnout was down. This is why Biden selected a Black VP, he really needs the Black turnout to be up over 2016 to win PA.

    Replies: @Father O'Hara, @Boy the way Glenn Miller played

  109. @black sea
    @Achmed E. Newman


    Jimmy Buffett had more success, I guess because he wasn’t so much of a drunkard (if he drunk at all, I dunno).
     
    Buffett had his share of booze and drugs in the 70s, but by the standards of Key West, I don't think he was out of control. At one point his girlfriend left him and moved to Montana. They gave it a few years, and then got back together and I believe are still married. You'll notice there was a spate of Montana love songs produced during this period.

    Buffet's sister is (was?) married to the novelist Thomas McGuane. I believe that Buffett has also produced at least one volume of short stories. Interesting guy, seemingly very low key and fun-loving, but also obviously quite ambitious and focused. Pre-Covid, his hotels and restaurants did quite well.

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @Achmed E. Newman

    Thanks for the additional info. I know a few people who are connected to Jimmy Buffett in various ways. His sailing songs are the best, but he also got into flying after sailing, a natural progression. He had a bad takeoff with his sea plane off Nantucket and wrecked it, not total, though (lucky to come out OK for him, but he credits some Navy training involving a Tomcat ride for his being able to swim away).

    The keys are very laid back (been there a bunch) and that was a great place for the guy. I don’t think he liked the cold either, just judging by his “This morning, I shot six holes in my freezer. I think I got cabin fever. I want to go where it’s warm!” from his Boat Drinks off of his Volcano album, which I think was underplayed.

    Of course, the lady in Montana was mentioned in Come Monday off of Livin’ and Dyin’ in 3/4 Time, but he mentions staying at a Holiday Inn in Missoula where this group of surgeons meets every year for a conference and lots of drinks in Miss you so Badly off Changes in Latitudes and has that great line “I don’t think I’m gonna ever let ’em cut on me.”

    He is a great songwriter. Listen:

  110. @Jack D
    @Fred Flintstone

    It would be nice if that happened but I don't think this is going to change anyone's mind at this late date. Center City was already looted once this summer, only a few months ago. If you were inclined to vote for Biden up until today, more rioting is not going to persuade you. You might even believe that Biden and his Magic Negress Kamala are just the thing that we need to bring about racial healing.

    Replies: @R.G. Camara, @Anon, @Reg Cæsar, @Thomas, @Travis, @Redman, @Ben tillman, @AnotherDad, @GoRedWings!

    The Dems keep playing the same song, that Trump is a racist.

    But he now has support from Kanye, 50 Cent and Ice Cube, three of the most popular and wealthy black rappers of the last 2 decades. It seems to me that would at least keep the number of black male Biden voters down in this cycle.

    The anti-Trump black pop singers tend to be like that disgusting Cardi-B, who only appeals to kids too young to vote or care.

  111. @AnotherDad
    @NJ Transit Commuter


    To me, this is a tragic situation. The man shot had a history of mental problems, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

    How is it that he wasn’t able to get the proper medical care he required? By time the cops have to be called out because a mentally ill person is walking down the street with a knife, it’s already way too late.
     
    NJTC--don't dispute technical truth of your words.

    But i've been annoyed with this whole line of thinking my entire life--since i heard about this noxious "insanity defense". (F'-ing lawyers).

    There aren't two people, some inner "person" separate from the person doing nasty crazy shit on the ground. Heck, i'm a smart guy--at least in the SAT sense, relative to the low bar set by my fellow humans--but i've done plenty of stupid stuff. (I'm trying to educate my kids to be functionally smarter.) There isn't some idealized form of "AnotherDad" that's the real me. No all my stupid shit is "me" too. My fault--i own it. Crazy knife man is crazy knife man.

    Religious people can posit a separate "soul". But that's God's business, not the cops.

    I'm sick and tired of all the whining and pouting over criminals, crazy and scum.

    I want to live in a civilized Western nation--where a young maiden may walk the street unmolested, her virtue intact. All the criminals, crazies and lowlife scum who try and mess that up--kill 'em or toss them out. (Aleutian exile?) They don't create civilization, the don't get to live in it.

    Give 'em the Cathar treatment: Kill them all and let God sort them out.

    Civilization--our neighborhoods and nation--should be maintained for the benefit of civilized people who live here. And you don't create or maintain civilization if you're a pussy.

    Replies: @AndrewR, @Jack D

    A young maiden should not leave the house unchaperoned or uncovered.

    • Replies: @Alden
    @AndrewR

    So you’re a Muslim who will rape any woman out alone without an armed man to protect her from other Muslim men. The Muslim religion as said by the prophet states that any woman not accompanied by a man can be seized captured raped and taken into slavery by any man who can do so.

    The prophet meant time of war. But Muslims like you interpret it to mean any women or girl going to and from school work shopping for her family etc

    In Central & S Asia MENA Sicily and Spain during the Muslim occupations Christians jews Hindus Zoroastrians Buddhist and Muslim communities lived side by side In ethnically religiously self contained communities for 1,500 years.

    Yet only the Muslim women had to be wrapped in sheets and accompanied by a man when they left the house. Because Muslim men were notorious rapist horny beasts unable to control their sexual emergencies if they saw an unguarded women.

    What does that say about Muslim men? Even a thousand years ago Europeans laughed about the raping culture of Islam What’s wrong with them ? Have they no control? Were the questions.

    Non Muslim women went shopping, ( a daily chore before refrigeration) took their children out and about, went to church, visited, worked in the family business and dealt with men customers and co workers, They led normal lives in communities just a city block away from the Muslim quarter where any woman or girl child who went out alone could be legally raped by any sex maniac who grabbed her.

    Chaperones are really a class, not a moral thing that you can’t trust wives and daughters and or that the men in your city are sex crazed rapists with no more control than animals in mating

    It’s a class thing. “ I’m so rich I have enough help that one of the maids can spend her days accompanying my women instead of doing housework. I’m so rich I can support my widowed sister in comfort and a salary in exchange for her accompany daughters. Chaperones were a status symbol, just as expensive activities. Week in Africa pretending to help Africans build latrines, and tutors are status symbols today.

    The epitome of I’m so rich was the Chinese custom of crippling the feet of wealthy women so they couldn’t walk So they weren’t just accompanied by an aunt or maid but needed a litter and 4 men slaves when they went out.

    Regarding being safe from rape. I remember in some college liberalology course I read a federal survey of White and black children and teens. It was right after Brown vs Topeka 1953 desegregated the public schools. I assume the satanic federal government was planning for desegregation.

    One of the questions was “ what are you most afraid of”. Law enforcement child services physicians and ER workers weren’t shocked by the answer, but the do gooder feds sure were.

    A very large majority of the black girls including the 6&7 year olds greatest fear was being raped. By their own black men and boys including brothers of course.

    If you’re a White man, your Muslim comment was utterly degrading to your race and sex; that White men are disgusting sex maniac rapists like Muslims and blacks. If you’re a White man you are a traitor to your race and sex. Rape is a very rare crime for White men. So is dizzzgusting sex harassment in public. Rape and sex harassment is common among Muslim and black men.

    Chaperones and coverings aren’t necessary in White America because White men aren’t a danger to women. When you say women need chaperones and coverings, you’re really saying men are sex maniac rapists like animals in mating season and Muslims whose religion claims its legal and acceptable to rape any woman whose alone.

    Replies: @AndrewR

  112. @JimDandy
    Burn, Baby, Burn! MAGA inferno!

    https://english.cdn.zeenews.com/sites/default/files/2020/10/14/892764-trump-dancing.jpg

    Replies: @Travis, @Old and Grumpy, @Hangnail Hans

    Yes indeed. If it interrupts voting in Philadelphia it is a very good thing for the state of PA. Also for all the MAGA diehards, let Democrats in the city and state own their mess for a change.

    • Replies: @Alden
    @Old and Grumpy

    We need to pray for heavy rain and 40F temperatures all over the country next Tuesday.

    , @Anonymous
    @Old and Grumpy

    Everyone with more than a room temperature IQ knows the reason why Trump won't do anything is because he's weak, not because he's pursuing a "strategy."

  113. @R.G. Camara
    @Jack D

    Are you nuts?

    Every guy who was being henpecked into voting for Biden is going to swerve to Trump after this.

    And lots of suburban PA women are going that way too....secretly.

    Replies: @Father O'Hara, @Polynikes, @Redman, @Supply and Demand

    Agree. I think the shy woman vote is much bigger than the shy man vote.

    Women are way better at lying, especially to their friends.

    • Agree: Peter Johnson
  114. This Philadelphia imbroglio was clearly an Outlook user error. The rioting is supposed to start NEXT Monday night, around 11:00 PM Eastern, when the networks are forced to call the election for Trump.

    There is a DNC admin who is about to lose her job. “Becca, I told you to calendar the rioting for Monday, 11/2, not 10/26!”

    • Replies: @Stan Adams
    @Steve from Detroit

    Not to be a sperg, but the election is next Tuesday.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    , @AnotherDad
    @Steve from Detroit


    The rioting is supposed to start NEXT Monday night, around 11:00 PM Eastern, when the networks are forced to call the election for Trump.
     
    Steve, while i have no more idea what's going to happen then anyone else here, the one thing i'm sure of is that the networks will not be calling this election for Trump. Not next Tuesday night, probably not ever.

    They made that mistake last time and won't let it happen again.

    They can call it for Biden. But otherwise this election will not be over until David Boies has had a chance to explain to the Supreme Court that "democracy" is not really "democracy" when a bunch of flyover country white gentiles get a say in governing their nation and vote in Trump.
  115. How about this incident?

    https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/philly-das-office-employee-kills-armed-sex-worker-in-self-defense-officials-say/2570372/

    Sleepy Joe is all done in PA:

    …Troubling for Mr. Biden in a different way is the fact that he has not yet matched Mrs. Clinton’s share of support in Philadelphia proper. Averaging the results of the two recent polls, he has the backing of 73 percent of Philadelphia voters, down from 83 percent for Mrs. Clinton in 2016. According to the Times/Siena poll, Mr. Trump was supported by 24 percent of Philadelphians, nine points ahead of his exit poll numbers in 2016.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/25/us/politics/pennsylvania-polls-biden-trump.html

    • Replies: @MLK
    @MLK

    Hmmmm:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lX522M9xK0o

  116. @Jack D

    Why didn’t they use a taser?” Wallace Sr. asked outside a family residence on the block. “His mother was trying to diffuse the situation.”

    Wallace Sr. said his son struggled with mental health issues and was on medication. “He has mental issues. Why you have to gun him down?”
     
    1. They didn't use a taser because they are not always effective against armed individuals.

    2. They had to gun him down because he had a knife and was advancing toward them. If you wanted your mentally ill son to stay alive you should not have let him get ahold of a knife and should have stopped him from advancing on the police. If you can't control your own son, how do you expect the cops to do it?

    If it's a new rule that the cops can no longer shoot people who are about to stab them then it's all over for urban America. Cops are not going to agree to allow themselves to be stabbed. Either they will shoot or they will quit. (BTW did they mention the race of the cops?) If every time a black is shot by police there is a riot then business in our cities is not possible.

    Replies: @AnotherDad, @Known Fact, @Alec Leamas (hard at work), @obwandiyag

    If it’s a new rule that the cops can no longer shoot people who are about to stab them then it’s all over for urban America. Cops are not going to agree to allow themselves to be stabbed. Either they will shoot or they will quit. (BTW did they mention the race of the cops?) If every time a black is shot by police there is a riot then business in our cities is not possible.

    We’re doing plenty of completely insane stuff–mass immigration, female careerism/dysgenic fertility, massive China trade deficits, money printing without end– that is clearly illogical and unsustainable, destructive to maintaining a prosperous civilized nation … because people with 1500 SAT scores deem it “wisdom”, “who who we are”.

    What’s one more illogical piece of nonsense gonna do? Drive a few more businesses out to some suburban whitetopia? Construction dollars!

    We’re living off the civilizational, physical and reputational capital that my ancestors built up conquering and settling and building America. Now the joint’s run by greedy, graspy and clueless a*holes and we’re running that down.

    But to quote some smarty pants Scot, “there’s a great deal of ruin in a nation”.

    • Replies: @Father O'Hara
    @AnotherDad

    To quote another smarty pants Scot, America,as it were,"kin take no more! She's gonna BLOW!!!"

    , @Nico
    @AnotherDad


    We’re living off the civilizational, physical and reputational capital that my ancestors built up conquering and settling and building America.
     
    The same is largely true in Western Europe.

    My only hope is that the PJs don’t conserve enough of the supply chain, once they’ve finished off the cities, to overrun the countryside the way the Soviets did. We need to take our inspiration from the siege of Paris Commune in dealing with our cities.
  117. Oh, come on Man, it’s not like white people never ran wild through supermarkets! Skip to 8:00.

    • Replies: @George
    @Anon7

    White people run wild through foreign nations not local supermarkets.

  118. @Fidelios Automata
    In a more sane world, blacks would thank police for taking this lunatic out of their midst. How many fellow blacks would he have killed (or has he already killed)?

    Replies: @Fred Flintstone, @Rouetheday, @AnotherDad, @Alec Leamas (hard at work), @Ian Smith

    In a more sane world, blacks would thank police for taking this lunatic out of their midst. How many fellow blacks would he have killed (or has he already killed)?

    John McNesby, President of FOP Lodge 5 was just on the radio and stated that the decedent’s rap sheet includes 18 priors, 5 of which are assault on a Police Officer.

    So this guy was something of a professional, and it was probably only a matter of time for him.

    • Thanks: bruce county
  119. @Anonymous
    https://twitter.com/washingtonpost/status/1320758284786274305

    Replies: @Patrick in SC, @James N. Kennett, @Wade Hampton

    George Floyd’s constant “contact with law enforcement” is like how a compulsive spender has “constant contact” with debt.

  120. @Fred Flintstone
    @Fidelios Automata

    Looks like Trump just carried Pennsylvania especially if there's looting in center city. Hey, what do you expect when the police commissioner's last job was head of police in Portland? When she was told officers are forbidden to paint their nails the first thing she did was allow officers to paint their nails. That's about the only thing she's done since taking the position.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Odin, @Alec Leamas (hard at work), @Truth, @TWS

    Looks like Trump just carried Pennsylvania especially if there’s looting in center city. Hey, what do you expect when the police commissioner’s last job was head of police in Portland? When she was told officers are forbidden to paint their nails the first thing she did was allow officers to paint their nails. That’s about the only thing she’s done since taking the position.

    It’s not Center City or the outlying hipster enclaves to watch, it is what is left of South Philadelphia, Northeast Philadelphia, and the near suburbs. A session of rioting may motivate some of those otherwise low intensity voters, or pressure a “shy Trump” vote.

  121. @Bubba
    https://twitter.com/Yarkjair/status/1320841479292674048?s=20

    Replies: @Hangnail Hans, @al gore rhythms, @George, @Possumman

    @ 0:15 a black woman seemed to be trying to control the situation, so it’s possible if the police retreated to their car or even left the guy would have calmed down for the day. But most likely it was suicide by cop so he would have eventually been successful.

    • Replies: @ic1000
    @George

    > @ 0:15 [in the cell phone video,] a black woman seemed to be trying to control the situation, so it’s possible if the police retreated to their car or even left the guy would have calmed down for the day.

    Yes. Cops retreat and:
    - Mom calms Walter down (69%)
    - A social worker arrives in time to calm Walter down (1%)
    - Walter gets tired of knife-waving, goes back home after a while (20%)
    - Walter gets even more agitated and stabs mom (8%) or a bystander (2%)

    So, you and me are playing Cop For A Day:
    - Retreat, 90% chance everything works out (for us)
    - Do the job. 'Community' is protected (100%), Walter is subdued (50%) or shot (50%), we are crucified as racists, fired, indicted (>50%).

    What do we do?

    But being a cop is a career. If a situation is encountered once a week, what are the odds that doing the job leads to personal disaster (crucifiction/firing/indictment) over the course of a year?

    Surviving family of mom and bystander aren't going to like the results of the perverse incentives that the mainstream media, Democratic party, BLM, and Antifa are implementing. Defunding the police as a side effect of making it impossible for good cops to work in 'diverse' neighborhoods.

    Of course, the bereaved can always hire Ben Crump and play the legal lottery.

    Replies: @Jack D

  122. @Jack D
    @Fred Flintstone

    It would be nice if that happened but I don't think this is going to change anyone's mind at this late date. Center City was already looted once this summer, only a few months ago. If you were inclined to vote for Biden up until today, more rioting is not going to persuade you. You might even believe that Biden and his Magic Negress Kamala are just the thing that we need to bring about racial healing.

    Replies: @R.G. Camara, @Anon, @Reg Cæsar, @Thomas, @Travis, @Redman, @Ben tillman, @AnotherDad, @GoRedWings!

    I know someone who is a cop at the capitol. He could be in for an interesting week or two.

  123. @Anon7
    Oh, come on Man, it's not like white people never ran wild through supermarkets! Skip to 8:00.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=se4syko6Law

    Replies: @George

    White people run wild through foreign nations not local supermarkets.

    • Agree: Farenheit, El Dato
  124. @Tono Bungay
    Speaking of bad behavior in big cities, has anyone ID'd or racially described the gang that beat the Japanese jazz pianist in Harlem? The NYT did a long story on it without bothering to mention the race of "a group of about eight young people who blocked his way to the turnstiles" -- even though the attack was recorded by security cameras and the victim obviously saw them. I searched for "Philadelphia" in the Times this morning and found nothing, although it's still early and perhaps it's not yet "fit to print."

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy, @Hypnotoad666, @Jack D, @Anonymous

    I heard (informally, of course) that the gang responsible for the attack on the Japanese jazz pianist was white, hailing from the Southern Baptist Convention. Its members were reportedly upset at the pianist for his “sacrilegious” use of diminished ninth chords, commonly found in the chord progressions for many gospel songs.

    • LOL: Dan Hayes
  125. The national media may ignore these riots, but the local PA media certainly can’t.

    And PA is likely the key to the election.

    • Replies: @JerseyJeffersonian
    @candid_observer

    Ah, but the Philadelphia media are adept at lying through their teeth, or at minimum, lying by omission. The spin doctors are, no doubt, hard at work muddying the waters as I write this.

    Finally, after enough of this, coupled with a campaign on my part pointing out their sedulous deceptions to my wife, who, having pre-CoVID in part commuted to work on the Market Street subway, and thus having gotten a constant dose of kneegro dysfunction shoved in her unwilling face every damn day, was well prepped for this campaign, we pulled the plug on our subscription to the Philadelphia Inquirer, a formerly reputable newspaper organization. We don't really miss it., and easily resisted their siren song asking for our return. Fuck 'em, they made themselves comprehensibly repellent with their deranged, tone deaf leftist slant.

  126. @Steve Sailer
    @anon

    Yeah, Jerry Jeff Walker's "Viva Terlingua" was the most popular country album at Rice U. in the 1970s. But was it just we were all drunk when we listened to it?

    Replies: @petit bourgeois, @Charles St. Charles, @Ben tillman, @The Alarmist

    You ever been to Terlingua? Cemetery is filled with people who died young. Apparently there’s mercury in the drinking water.

    • Replies: @Brutusale
    @Ben tillman

    Seems there are lots of things buried out there.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mn60YWO218k&ab_channel=Movieclips

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard

  127. @TomSchmidt
    @Rich

    Several per year of such shootings. Recent tragedy:
    https://www.click2houston.com/news/local/2020/10/25/3-year-old-boy-dead-after-he-accidentally-shoots-himself-in-the-chest-during-birthday-party/

    "Should a deranged murderer be left to roam the streets terrorizing people because he’s been deemed insane?"
    Nope. that's why we have the idea of criminal insanity. John Hinckley Junior wasn't guilty because of insanity. He is still locked up. He will likely always be a danger until very near the end of his life. We don't need more victims of political violence.

    I see you did not answer the question about the 5 year old. Answer it. That will let you know why we evaluate the mental state of someone before adjudging them guilty of a crime. It is absolutely the right way to operate.

    Otherwise, we move into a world of all crimes being "malum prohibutum," rather than malum in se. Malum in se requires that the crime being prosecuted be KNOWN to be wrong by the person doing the crime.

    Otherwise, all laws are just the government saying "because I said so." Tell me you don't really want that world. For a cheap and easy refutation, should differing-race people who got married under miscegenation laws be prosecuted for that?

    Replies: @Rich, @FPD72, @Anonymous

    Anyone who’s made it to 16 years old who commits murder should be executed. I don’t care whether he claims mental deficiencies or that the devil made him do it. An eye for an eye and all that.

    A person who’s lived less than 16 years, should be dealt with on a case by case basis. If you’re unable, or unwilling, to understand why there’s a difference, you ain’t as smart as you think. Even if you looked up a few Latin phrases.

    • Replies: @stillCARealist
    @Rich

    Generally I agree with you, but you must realize that stupid, crazy, or drugged-up people are by far the majority of violent people that the police face. Is there really no better way to handle them than to shoot? Of course there is, but so many of their tools are gone, and the ultimate police threat, "you'll be committed to an institution," has been completely wiped out.

    There simply must be a middle course between involuntary commitment and letting crazy people on drugs roam the streets. We've gone overboard (I think, but maybe the old way was better) both ways and it's high time to come up with a new plan.

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob

    , @TomSchmidt
    @Rich

    I'm fully already competent on those Latin phrases And didn't have to look them up, though I did learn them well after my schooling days were over. My problem is this: there are plenty of "crimes" out there (see the book Three Felonies a Day, for example) that are simply you doing things that are against "the law." Id like crimes to be, you know, actually wrong. Not like when JimComey convicted Martha Stewart of a felony for lying to the FBI about a matter that was not a crime. Do you agree that that was a crime? You may be pretty far gone.

    But I don't think you are. Take murder: a quick definition has "the crime of unlawfully killing a person especially with malice aforethought." That malice aforethought is kind of important in there, and requires the prosecution to show that the murderer knew what he was doing was wrong, and that he premeditated the act. You know that a 5 year old cannot premeditate; 16 year olds probably can, and that's why we have people like fathers teaching restraint on capabilities.

    Would you kill people for manslaughter, too? Practically speaking, what would be the effect of this? In Singapore, armed robbery brings the death penalty, as would murder. Knowing he will be hanged for armed robbery, would this not incentivize a non-insane armed robber to eliminate the most immediate witnesses to his crime?

    Replies: @El Dato, @Rich

    , @Alden
    @Rich

    Emily wants to work for Vogue. It’s not easy for White models to be photographed for Vogue.

    Vogue has been ultra anti White liberal for 60 years They always led the latest liberal cause. Black models and articles about civil rights in the 1960s. Then on to gays, animal rights anti fur coats , vegetarian, climate change , praising trannies, whatever the latest cause is.

    Fashion industry is very gay men, not lesbians but Vogue is way way over the top about gays. Lesbians abhor fashion make up etc. Lesbians are not Vogue readers and never buy what’s advertised in Vogue. But Vogue is gay gay gay tranny tranny tranny. And tranny men to women just aren’t built for the kind of clothes Vogue advertises Vogue expects hetero White women to buy the clothes it advertises. But it’s articles completely ignore hetero White women.

    2 kinds of models in Vogue One group works for the garment companies, Prada Ralph Lauren Tory Burch Chanel that make the advertising photographs for Vogue.

    The other models work directly for Vogue. They are photographed in clothes Vogue selects by Vogue photographers. Last time I looked almost every one of those models were blacks and an unusual type of blacks, like one in 5,000 young black women. .

    First, they were all not normal model thin, but ultra ultra famine survivor scrawny. Those stick thin dying of starvation arms and collar bones coming out of sleeveless dresses was very unattractive. Plenty of thin enough to be models and normal size women and girls in America. But very few 40 pounds under weight women in well fed America

    Then the black models faces. Most models are young and range from very very to average pretty. The black models were young but all had really ugly faces.

    How many 15 to 35 year old black women did Vogue have to look at to find those exceptionally skinny models with not unattractive but truly ugly faces?

    Vogue, like teaching, from elementary school to university, civil service, media and many other employers is hard core leftist. If a White model works for Vogue she has to parrot the hard core leftist line. She could be blacklisted if she doesn’t.

    Ever noticed that it’s never the A list but mostly the C list White celebrities that parrot the hard core leftist line????? Except for Jon Cryer, star of 2 1/2 men, what’s he doing with those wanna bes who never were?

  128. @JimDandy
    @prosa123

    If a city falls in the middle of a media blackout, did it really happen?

    Replies: @WowJustWow

    A national news outlet is less than the sum of its local affiliates, even if the same local news is happening everywhere.

  129. @Jack D

    Why didn’t they use a taser?” Wallace Sr. asked outside a family residence on the block. “His mother was trying to diffuse the situation.”

    Wallace Sr. said his son struggled with mental health issues and was on medication. “He has mental issues. Why you have to gun him down?”
     
    1. They didn't use a taser because they are not always effective against armed individuals.

    2. They had to gun him down because he had a knife and was advancing toward them. If you wanted your mentally ill son to stay alive you should not have let him get ahold of a knife and should have stopped him from advancing on the police. If you can't control your own son, how do you expect the cops to do it?

    If it's a new rule that the cops can no longer shoot people who are about to stab them then it's all over for urban America. Cops are not going to agree to allow themselves to be stabbed. Either they will shoot or they will quit. (BTW did they mention the race of the cops?) If every time a black is shot by police there is a riot then business in our cities is not possible.

    Replies: @AnotherDad, @Known Fact, @Alec Leamas (hard at work), @obwandiyag

    When every second counts, the social workers are minutes away

    • Replies: @Muggles
    @Known Fact


    When every second counts, the social workers are minutes away
     
    Yes. Also unarmed, highly probable female, thus unable to "control" any angry larger person, especially a young male.

    Also, probably overweight, out of shape, between 25-40, few if any self defense skills or training. May or may not be bilingual.

    Most of their work involves single parent welfare moms or sorting out abuse claims of said bastard children.

    Q: How many social workers does it take to control an angry crazed person?
    A: How many you got?

    Finally, few if any have any general powers of arrest. Even the children cases have to be referred out, usually, to DAs or cops. Police often work alone and might encounter random crazies.

    You may as well put grade school teachers out there dealing with the George Floyds of the world. After a few dozen of them are brutally maimed or killed, they might decide it was a poor idea to replace the real police.

    Yes it's too bad mentally ill acting out people might be killed. But on the street, hood rats usually leave them alone because they are too unpredictable. If Mama can't control her 35 year old crazy son who waves knives, swords or firearms, how is a social worker going to do that? Or anyone else?

    Replies: @Brutusale

  130. @NJ Transit Commuter
    To me, this is a tragic situation. The man shot had a history of mental problems, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

    How is it that he wasn’t able to get the proper medical care he required? By time the cops have to be called out because a mentally ill person is walking down the street with a knife, it’s already way too late.

    Replies: @Hangnail Hans, @SimpleSong, @Mike Tre, @JimB, @AnotherDad, @anon, @Alden, @TWS, @gutta percha, @MBlanc46

    How is it that he wasn’t able to get the proper medical care he required?

    Oooh, Internet Jeopardy!

    What is “the last 50 years of court decisions and legislation from California to Cape Cod”?

  131. @YetAnotherAnon
    OT - Joni Mitchell new album, "Ladies Of The Cat".

    https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/oct/27/joni-mitchell-interview-archives-early-years-cameron-crowe


    Yeah, because once again I couldn’t walk. I had to learn how again. I couldn’t talk. Polio didn’t grab me like that, but the aneurysm took away a lot more, really. Took away my speech and my ability to walk. And, you know, I got my speech back quickly, but the walking I’m still struggling with. But I mean, I’m a fighter. I’ve got Irish blood! [long laugh] So you know, I knew, “Here I go again, another battle.” [The kitten is now happily crawling up her neck.] Look at this face! He looks like my baby. The high cheekbones and everything.
     
    https://i.postimg.cc/NM0KnYxV/Ladiesofthecat.jpg

    Replies: @Jack D, @Ben tillman

    Technically speaking Mitchell is not a cat lady – she had a child out of wedlock (a quaint notion) when she was 21 but she gave her up for adoption and did not see her again for over 30 years.

    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
    @Jack D

    I know. Love her stuff, but I bet her daughter would rather have had a mother, than the world get "Blue" or "Court and Spark". Absolutely awful thing to do to a child, unless you are literally starving or there's a war on and you want to save her. Worst betrayal possible.

    Still, a couple of years later and Kilauren would have been killed in utero, then she'd be the genuine article.


    "But my daughter is a very difficult girl, you know? Mother-daughter - it's a very hard relationship, and she's going to have to forgive me. There's going to have to be a lot of forgiveness before we can really get along. But I expected that. I didn't think it would be all roses. Kilauren is holding a grudge. It's something she's going to have to work through. I can't really help her with it. She's going to have to help herself. We'll see what happens."
     
    Holding a grudge? Whatever could be the reason?

    From the Guardian interview:

    "I’d have a strong, palpitating attraction to somebody; that’s what I called love, I guess... I’ve loved quite a few people, and by that I mean I really feel happy in their company. That’s pretty much it – the joy of someone’s company. That’s what I call love."

    Isn't that what Heartiste would call "feelz"? What makes you love someone is how they make you feel? It's certainly not Sonnet 116.
  132. I just heard a radio ad for some cute little taser for ladies. Googled it and saw quite a burgeoning market for ladies’ tasers and stun guns. Great idea for Christmas, I suppose — but what kind of demographic is buying these things?

    USA Today meanwhile blasted a big front-page headline yesterday assuring us that their own research finds the protests have been mostly peaceful despite Trump’s claim of violence

    • Replies: @Known Fact
    @Known Fact

    Oh, and along with personal tasers there's a popular new Uber-like app called Bond where New Yorkers can quickly hire a bodyguard for a half-hour at a time, say if they need to walk somewhere

  133. These riots expose the pathology of misdirected rage within the black community. They know they can’t fix the problems from within, so the rage focuses outward. It’s the same thing as when you see two black girls fighting over a guy who cheated on both of them, while he stands on the sidelines recording the fight with his cellphone and laughing. This will never end.

  134. @Jack D

    Why didn’t they use a taser?” Wallace Sr. asked outside a family residence on the block. “His mother was trying to diffuse the situation.”

    Wallace Sr. said his son struggled with mental health issues and was on medication. “He has mental issues. Why you have to gun him down?”
     
    1. They didn't use a taser because they are not always effective against armed individuals.

    2. They had to gun him down because he had a knife and was advancing toward them. If you wanted your mentally ill son to stay alive you should not have let him get ahold of a knife and should have stopped him from advancing on the police. If you can't control your own son, how do you expect the cops to do it?

    If it's a new rule that the cops can no longer shoot people who are about to stab them then it's all over for urban America. Cops are not going to agree to allow themselves to be stabbed. Either they will shoot or they will quit. (BTW did they mention the race of the cops?) If every time a black is shot by police there is a riot then business in our cities is not possible.

    Replies: @AnotherDad, @Known Fact, @Alec Leamas (hard at work), @obwandiyag

    If it’s a new rule that the cops can no longer shoot people who are about to stab them then it’s all over for urban America. Cops are not going to agree to allow themselves to be stabbed. Either they will shoot or they will quit. (BTW did they mention the race of the cops?) If every time a black is shot by police there is a riot then business in our cities is not possible.

    I think the tacit accord between the low part of the Democratic coalition (i.e., underclass blacks) and the high part of the Democratic coalition (the Press, UMC types, suburban AWFLS) is that the police should in many circumstances sacrifice themselves bodily for the sake of racial harmony. In this case, so maybe one or both officers would have been maimed or killed, but in the latter case we would have had a nice memorial and some beef and beer fundraisers for their kids’ college fund. They’d be remembered fondly as heroes and everything would quickly return to the status quo ante.

    The blacks seem to want to be left alone to live in a parallel society outside of legal norms, while the high Democratic coalition members don’t seem to want to be bothered with the gritty edges of life and want to disclaim knowledge of what it takes to keep the underclass in some sort of check so that they themselves can have nice things. The latter seem to have about as much interest in knowing about the day to day act of policing as they do about garbage men or septic tank cleaners – they seem to really not want to be bothered to think about the sights, sounds, smells, and blood-and-bone nature of the whole affair.

    The solution of the high end of the coalition seems to be to throw cops into the volcano from time to time in order to preserve their own ignorance and innocence.

  135. @TomSchmidt
    @Rich

    Several per year of such shootings. Recent tragedy:
    https://www.click2houston.com/news/local/2020/10/25/3-year-old-boy-dead-after-he-accidentally-shoots-himself-in-the-chest-during-birthday-party/

    "Should a deranged murderer be left to roam the streets terrorizing people because he’s been deemed insane?"
    Nope. that's why we have the idea of criminal insanity. John Hinckley Junior wasn't guilty because of insanity. He is still locked up. He will likely always be a danger until very near the end of his life. We don't need more victims of political violence.

    I see you did not answer the question about the 5 year old. Answer it. That will let you know why we evaluate the mental state of someone before adjudging them guilty of a crime. It is absolutely the right way to operate.

    Otherwise, we move into a world of all crimes being "malum prohibutum," rather than malum in se. Malum in se requires that the crime being prosecuted be KNOWN to be wrong by the person doing the crime.

    Otherwise, all laws are just the government saying "because I said so." Tell me you don't really want that world. For a cheap and easy refutation, should differing-race people who got married under miscegenation laws be prosecuted for that?

    Replies: @Rich, @FPD72, @Anonymous

    John Hinckley Junior wasn’t guilty because of insanity. He is still locked up. He will likely always be a danger until very near the end of his life.

    Hinkley began a series of limited releases to stay with his parents in 1999. These releases grew over time. He was released permanently in 2016 and is today living as a free man, albeit with a number of restrictions.

    • Replies: @TomSchmidt
    @FPD72

    Really? I guess after Ronald and Nancy Reagan died he was no longer a threat to anyone. thanks, I had missed that bit of news.

    He is an example used of someone genuinely insane. He did nothing to cover up or try to hide (showing rational self protection) his crime. I remember a shrink taking me through it.

  136. @Tono Bungay
    Speaking of bad behavior in big cities, has anyone ID'd or racially described the gang that beat the Japanese jazz pianist in Harlem? The NYT did a long story on it without bothering to mention the race of "a group of about eight young people who blocked his way to the turnstiles" -- even though the attack was recorded by security cameras and the victim obviously saw them. I searched for "Philadelphia" in the Times this morning and found nothing, although it's still early and perhaps it's not yet "fit to print."

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy, @Hypnotoad666, @Jack D, @Anonymous

    A gang of “yutes” in Harlem? I think most people can do the math on their own. The fact that the NYT doesn’t mention their race just confirms it.

  137. OT: On Twitter, I just clicked on “Michigan: Election news and updates: The latest news, updates and information on the 2020 election from local media, journalists and civil society organizations in Michigan”.

    It is 100% pro-Biden/Harris and 100% anti-Trump (when Trump is even mentioned).

    Outrageous. No wonder these tech CEOs have been forced to testify; it’s a shame they aren’t being prosecuted.

  138. @Tono Bungay
    Speaking of bad behavior in big cities, has anyone ID'd or racially described the gang that beat the Japanese jazz pianist in Harlem? The NYT did a long story on it without bothering to mention the race of "a group of about eight young people who blocked his way to the turnstiles" -- even though the attack was recorded by security cameras and the victim obviously saw them. I searched for "Philadelphia" in the Times this morning and found nothing, although it's still early and perhaps it's not yet "fit to print."

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy, @Hypnotoad666, @Jack D, @Anonymous

    There’s a story up now:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/27/us/philadelphia-police-shooting-walter-wallace-jr.html?searchResultPosition=3

    Philadelphia Police Fatally Shoot a Black Man Who They Say Had a Knife

    However you have to search for it. It’s not on the main web page. No one (except the NY Times) disputes that the guy had a knife. The snarky headline implies that the cops may be lying.

    It’s good to know though that even though Walter Wallace Jr. was batshit crazy and lived with his parents, he did manage to become a father during his brief time on earth.

    The sad thing about this is that it was his mom who called the cops. When mentally ill people go nuts the people around them rightfully fear for their lives and they sometimes feel as if they have no choice but to call 911. But when the cops get there, they have no magic way to disarm the crazy person. In the old days, a guy like Walter would have been safely locked away in a state mental hospital without access to sharp objects but they’ve closed most of them.

    • Thanks: ic1000, Johann Ricke
    • Replies: @MEH 0910
    @Jack D

    https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/1321004436685246466

    Replies: @El Dato

  139. @AnotherDad
    @Jack D


    If it’s a new rule that the cops can no longer shoot people who are about to stab them then it’s all over for urban America. Cops are not going to agree to allow themselves to be stabbed. Either they will shoot or they will quit. (BTW did they mention the race of the cops?) If every time a black is shot by police there is a riot then business in our cities is not possible.
     
    We're doing plenty of completely insane stuff--mass immigration, female careerism/dysgenic fertility, massive China trade deficits, money printing without end-- that is clearly illogical and unsustainable, destructive to maintaining a prosperous civilized nation ... because people with 1500 SAT scores deem it "wisdom", "who who we are".

    What's one more illogical piece of nonsense gonna do? Drive a few more businesses out to some suburban whitetopia? Construction dollars!

    We're living off the civilizational, physical and reputational capital that my ancestors built up conquering and settling and building America. Now the joint's run by greedy, graspy and clueless a*holes and we're running that down.

    But to quote some smarty pants Scot, "there's a great deal of ruin in a nation".

    Replies: @Father O'Hara, @Nico

    To quote another smarty pants Scot, America,as it were,”kin take no more! She’s gonna BLOW!!!”

  140. @AnotherDad
    @Fidelios Automata


    In a more sane world, blacks would thank police for taking this lunatic out of their midst. How many fellow blacks would he have killed (or has he already killed)?
     
    Exactly. Blacks are the people who most need the police around. Their situation would go downhill a hell of a lot faster without the cops than mine.

    The simple reality:
    The biggest problem with being poor in America is being around other poor people.
    The biggest problem with being black in America is being around other black people.

    If Trump had his rhetorical shit together, he'd have made this point, and wrapped up a consistent message that blacks need the same thing as other Americans--the rule of law, keeping their neighbors safe, and an end to illegal and mass immigration to preserve their jobs, wages, housing and schools so they and their children can live their American Dream.

    Biden/Harris Democrats: lies, looting and lockdowns.
    Trump: liberty, prosperity and the American Dream.

    Replies: @Rob McX, @anonymous

    If Trump had his rhetorical shit together, he’d have made this point, and wrapped up a consistent message that blacks need the same thing as other Americans–the rule of law, keeping their neighbors safe, and an end to illegal and mass immigration to preserve their jobs, wages, housing and schools so they and their children can live their American Dream.

    True, Trump could do that. But blacks already have their own controlled “leadership” in people like Kamala Harris and Al Sharpton. They advocate for emasculated police forces, mass immigration, and everything else that’s disastrous for blacks. The powers that be have no real concern for blacks, except in so far as they can be used as a tool in the dispossession of whites – and so far they’ve proved fairly effective for that purpose.

  141. @candid_observer
    The national media may ignore these riots, but the local PA media certainly can't.

    And PA is likely the key to the election.

    Replies: @JerseyJeffersonian

    Ah, but the Philadelphia media are adept at lying through their teeth, or at minimum, lying by omission. The spin doctors are, no doubt, hard at work muddying the waters as I write this.

    Finally, after enough of this, coupled with a campaign on my part pointing out their sedulous deceptions to my wife, who, having pre-CoVID in part commuted to work on the Market Street subway, and thus having gotten a constant dose of kneegro dysfunction shoved in her unwilling face every damn day, was well prepped for this campaign, we pulled the plug on our subscription to the Philadelphia Inquirer, a formerly reputable newspaper organization. We don’t really miss it., and easily resisted their siren song asking for our return. Fuck ’em, they made themselves comprehensibly repellent with their deranged, tone deaf leftist slant.

    • Agree: Travis
  142. @Jack D
    @Tono Bungay

    There's a story up now:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/27/us/philadelphia-police-shooting-walter-wallace-jr.html?searchResultPosition=3

    Philadelphia Police Fatally Shoot a Black Man Who They Say Had a Knife

    However you have to search for it. It's not on the main web page. No one (except the NY Times) disputes that the guy had a knife. The snarky headline implies that the cops may be lying.

    It's good to know though that even though Walter Wallace Jr. was batshit crazy and lived with his parents, he did manage to become a father during his brief time on earth.

    The sad thing about this is that it was his mom who called the cops. When mentally ill people go nuts the people around them rightfully fear for their lives and they sometimes feel as if they have no choice but to call 911. But when the cops get there, they have no magic way to disarm the crazy person. In the old days, a guy like Walter would have been safely locked away in a state mental hospital without access to sharp objects but they've closed most of them.

    Replies: @MEH 0910

    • Replies: @El Dato
    @MEH 0910

    [[[Question Difficulty Intensifies]]]

  143. @AnotherDad
    @NJ Transit Commuter


    To me, this is a tragic situation. The man shot had a history of mental problems, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

    How is it that he wasn’t able to get the proper medical care he required? By time the cops have to be called out because a mentally ill person is walking down the street with a knife, it’s already way too late.
     
    NJTC--don't dispute technical truth of your words.

    But i've been annoyed with this whole line of thinking my entire life--since i heard about this noxious "insanity defense". (F'-ing lawyers).

    There aren't two people, some inner "person" separate from the person doing nasty crazy shit on the ground. Heck, i'm a smart guy--at least in the SAT sense, relative to the low bar set by my fellow humans--but i've done plenty of stupid stuff. (I'm trying to educate my kids to be functionally smarter.) There isn't some idealized form of "AnotherDad" that's the real me. No all my stupid shit is "me" too. My fault--i own it. Crazy knife man is crazy knife man.

    Religious people can posit a separate "soul". But that's God's business, not the cops.

    I'm sick and tired of all the whining and pouting over criminals, crazy and scum.

    I want to live in a civilized Western nation--where a young maiden may walk the street unmolested, her virtue intact. All the criminals, crazies and lowlife scum who try and mess that up--kill 'em or toss them out. (Aleutian exile?) They don't create civilization, the don't get to live in it.

    Give 'em the Cathar treatment: Kill them all and let God sort them out.

    Civilization--our neighborhoods and nation--should be maintained for the benefit of civilized people who live here. And you don't create or maintain civilization if you're a pussy.

    Replies: @AndrewR, @Jack D

    By the time that Walter charged the police with his knife, it was far too late. They really had no choice but to put him down like a rabid dog. (All those saying, as the papers say, that he was not within “arm’s reach” are talking nonsense. He could have closed the gap and stabbed the cops faster than you can read these words.)

    BUT, Walter didn’t just wake up schizophrenic yesterday. He’s probably been like this for years. At one time, humane societies segregated the insane from everyone else, for their own safety and for the safety of society. But this is one of those things that we don’t do anymore (at least not until they have committed serious crimes – if Walter had stabbed the cops THEN they would have locked him up in a mental hospital where he should have been in the 1st place). Sometimes being kind is the greatest cruelty – by being “kind” to Walter and allowing him to roam the streets, we have in the end inflicted the greatest cruelty on him and it was completely foreseeable that this would happen. This was not the first time that Walter had “acted up”. Young black males are violent to begin with and if mental illness removes their inhibitions then they are even more violent and dangerous. If Walter had instead knifed his momma (as he apparently was threatening to do when she called the cops) this would not have even made the back pages of the local paper.

    • Replies: @Alec Leamas (hard at work)
    @Jack D


    By the time that Walter charged the police with his knife, it was far too late. They really had no choice but to put him down like a rabid dog. (All those saying, as the papers say, that he was not within “arm’s reach” are talking nonsense. He could have closed the gap and stabbed the cops faster than you can read these words.)
     
    Law Enforcement personnel are trained that the distance at which an edged weapon is deadly is 21 feet - in other words, after studying the circumstance it was concluded that a man with an edged weapon can close 21 feet and inflict a fatal wound while being shot. Therefore the use of deadly force is justified in defense of the Officer's life and safety at 21 feet.

    I've seen the video, and Walter was much closer than 21 feet with knife in hand when he was first shot.

    Replies: @JMcG, @Polistra

    , @Alden
    @Jack D

    In my published in the 1950s grade school history books a big deal was made of a woman named Dorethea Dix. She was an 1830s school teacher who crusaded for government funded mental hospitals to care for the mentally ill rather than their families doing the best they could which sometimes involved locking them in the attic or shed. Dix was a hero who saved the mentally ill from abuse and sometimes a life in the streets.

    She had a big entry in all the encyclopedias too. She was a hero of the psychiatric psychology professions

    Then the Satanic Supremes closed down all the mental hospitals O’Connor vs Donaldson 1975.

    , @anonymous-antimarxist
    @Jack D


    Walter didn’t just wake up schizophrenic yesterday. He’s probably been like this for years.
     
    Yes and the mental illness was likely brought on by years of abusing PCP, DXM, very high THC level marijuana, synthetic pot.... Sure there are genetic factors, but all of the above are connected to the development of schizophrenia and psychotic episodes.

    Much harder to be sympathetic in that case.

    Can't say we were not warned that increased mental illness and homelessness would be the result of relaxing drug laws.

    There are apparently other videos of Walter Wallace Jr having run ins with the cops and defiantly resisting arrest. Saw a couple this morning, can't find them now.

    Like Derb says, be patient for the narrative collapse.
  144. @Achmed E. Newman
    @anon

    They say he was Texas' Jimmy Buffett. Jimmy Buffett had more success, I guess because he wasn't so much of a drunkard (if he drunk at all, I dunno).

    That's too bad about the concert you attended. People need to know how to play to a drunk audience. You probably shouldn't play jazz at all, haha. For pointers, see how the Blues Brothers handled it at Bob's Country Bunker.

    No, seriously, I know a local guy with a pretty big family who has supported them playing music, 95% cover songs, for many years. He just gets the crowd, often the same people, to sing along at the right spots, they yell out the usual requests, he jokes with them, etc. I think Jimmy Buffett would do fine with a wasted audience of college kids. I've seen 2 of his shows but can't claim to be a true Parrothead.

    Replies: @black sea, @Morton's toes, @James O'Meara

    This song is by Ray Wylie Hubbard

  145. @Jack D
    @YetAnotherAnon

    Technically speaking Mitchell is not a cat lady - she had a child out of wedlock (a quaint notion) when she was 21 but she gave her up for adoption and did not see her again for over 30 years.

    Replies: @YetAnotherAnon

    I know. Love her stuff, but I bet her daughter would rather have had a mother, than the world get “Blue” or “Court and Spark”. Absolutely awful thing to do to a child, unless you are literally starving or there’s a war on and you want to save her. Worst betrayal possible.

    Still, a couple of years later and Kilauren would have been killed in utero, then she’d be the genuine article.

    “But my daughter is a very difficult girl, you know? Mother-daughter – it’s a very hard relationship, and she’s going to have to forgive me. There’s going to have to be a lot of forgiveness before we can really get along. But I expected that. I didn’t think it would be all roses. Kilauren is holding a grudge. It’s something she’s going to have to work through. I can’t really help her with it. She’s going to have to help herself. We’ll see what happens.”

    Holding a grudge? Whatever could be the reason?

    From the Guardian interview:

    “I’d have a strong, palpitating attraction to somebody; that’s what I called love, I guess… I’ve loved quite a few people, and by that I mean I really feel happy in their company. That’s pretty much it – the joy of someone’s company. That’s what I call love.”

    Isn’t that what Heartiste would call “feelz”? What makes you love someone is how they make you feel? It’s certainly not Sonnet 116.

  146. @Bubba
    https://twitter.com/Yarkjair/status/1320841479292674048?s=20

    Replies: @Hangnail Hans, @al gore rhythms, @George, @Possumman

    Well at least the cops didn’t shoot “muh wheelz”

    • LOL: Bubba
  147. @bomag
    @Thomas


    ... is lidding it from here on out
     
    The dynamic here might be that the less people see of Biden, the better he does.

    Same with Kamala.

    Dems are rather weak in personal campaigning. Outside of Bill Clinton and Obama, most follow more of a Gore -- Kerry -- Hillary: not personable.

    In polling, a generic Democrat usually beats a particular Republican; but when asked about a particular Dem. vs. that Repub., not so much.

    Replies: @Neoconned

    Kerry was always too urbane and intellectual…..

    Hillary just wanted to chop mens balls off…..

    Anyway the cops in Philly must be cucks. Had a truck run over a cop my way literally EVERY unit within a 50 mile range would go into shark hunt mode and would shoot to kill on site…..as in once the truck was spotted they’d shoot AT THE DRIVER…..they don’t tolerate cop killers in many parts of the country……

  148. @Known Fact
    I just heard a radio ad for some cute little taser for ladies. Googled it and saw quite a burgeoning market for ladies' tasers and stun guns. Great idea for Christmas, I suppose -- but what kind of demographic is buying these things?

    USA Today meanwhile blasted a big front-page headline yesterday assuring us that their own research finds the protests have been mostly peaceful despite Trump's claim of violence

    Replies: @Known Fact

    Oh, and along with personal tasers there’s a popular new Uber-like app called Bond where New Yorkers can quickly hire a bodyguard for a half-hour at a time, say if they need to walk somewhere

  149. “We won’t know the gender until our child is 18 and that they’ll let us know then.”

    Model Emily Ratajkowski has announced her pregnancy with a personal essay exploring questions of her unborn child’s gender and identity.

    It’s interesting how models like Emily Ratajkowski who go on and on about gender indeterminacy usually don’t happen to be terribly gender indeterminate themselves. It’s almost as if being highly gender determinate is the prime way to being a model.

    Indeed. I know that I certainly have very little difficulty determining Miss Ratajkowski’s gender….

    • Disagree: Alden
    • Replies: @Alec Leamas (hard at work)
    @syonredux


    It’s interesting how models like Emily Ratajkowski who go on and on about gender indeterminacy usually don’t happen to be terribly gender indeterminate themselves. It’s almost as if being highly gender determinate is the prime way to being a model.
     
    I imagine that she has little fear that her child will be gender ambiguous, and therefore feels safe in proclaiming her virtue thinking that she'll never pay a price for it.
    , @the one they call Desanex
    @syonredux

    Emily Ratajkowski = I tweak yo milk jars.

    Replies: @Faraday's Bobcat

    , @Barnard
    @syonredux

    So she wouldn't allow her son to become trans before turning 18, is that an allowed opinion on the left? Does Joe Biden know about this bigotry?

    She has another interview where she cries when she finds out she is having a boy. Her friend has a three year old boy and keeps a journal about what her husband does that makes her angry, including sleeping peacefully.

    , @Bardon Kaldian
    @syonredux

    And they say that (most) women don't wanted to be treated as sex objects.

    Here are my words of wisdom: virtually all women, with very few exceptions, would die to be lusted after as sex objects- only if they could.

    Replies: @Corn, @Alden

    , @Truth
    @syonredux


    Indeed. I know that I certainly have very little difficulty determining Miss Ratajkowski’s gender….
     

    It's interesting how models like Emily Ratajkowski who go on and on about gender indeterminacy usually don't happen to be terribly gender indeterminate themselves.
     
    (Shakes head... rolls eyeballs upwardly...sighs theatrically)

    Replies: @syonredux

    , @Jack D
    @syonredux

    There's a reason why models shouldn't talk - the same reason that intellectuals shouldn't do swimsuit modeling. Having a beautiful body doesn't make your thoughts profound.

    The mistake we make in our modern society is to look at models (and actresses, comedians, etc.) as actual models for conducting our lives and as founts of wisdom on social and political matters rather than as literal mannequins. I really wouldn't mind it if more American women relied on Emily's advice on hair and makeup and weight control (ESPECIALLY weight control). She clearly knows a lot about such matters (although much of her success must be due to her natural uh.. endowments). But you have to be an idiot to take child rearing advice from her.

    Recently I came across a bio of Johnny Carson which stated that he NEVER made his political views publicly known. He said that he wanted to entertain people and that taking political stands would detract from that. Johnny would make political jokes but they were aimed equally at all parties. Recently I came across an article saying that on the late night TV shows someone actually counted and 95% of the (usually barbed) jokes were aimed at Trump rather than Biden. I don't think most of them even count as jokes anymore - they are just lectures.

    Replies: @Jimbo, @syonredux, @Achmed E. Newman, @Reg Cæsar, @JMcG, @Alden, @Jim Don Bob

    , @AnotherDad
    @syonredux

    I zoomed in ... but only to read what was on the guitar picks.

    , @Father O'Hara
    @syonredux

    How about determining her IQ?

    , @ThreeCranes
    @syonredux

    M & Ms. mmmmm, yummy.

    , @anon
    @syonredux


    I know that I certainly have very little difficulty determining Miss Ratajkowski’s gender….
     
    I don't know - I'm still having difficulty ascertaining her gender. I need to see a little more...
    , @Lot
    @syonredux

    A fine example mischling womanhood!

    Prior Jole ladies featured on iSteve:

    https://media.vanityfair.com/photos/571fe450f54f975736dbe31d/master/w_768,c_limit/sisters-vintage-photos-tbt-ss06.jpg

    https://cleopatrasworldwide.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Screen-Shot-2018-12-15-at-14.30.55.png

    https://images.celebfamily.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/anne-wojcicki.jpg

    Replies: @syonredux

  150. @Jack D
    @AnotherDad

    By the time that Walter charged the police with his knife, it was far too late. They really had no choice but to put him down like a rabid dog. (All those saying, as the papers say, that he was not within "arm's reach" are talking nonsense. He could have closed the gap and stabbed the cops faster than you can read these words.)

    BUT, Walter didn't just wake up schizophrenic yesterday. He's probably been like this for years. At one time, humane societies segregated the insane from everyone else, for their own safety and for the safety of society. But this is one of those things that we don't do anymore (at least not until they have committed serious crimes - if Walter had stabbed the cops THEN they would have locked him up in a mental hospital where he should have been in the 1st place). Sometimes being kind is the greatest cruelty - by being "kind" to Walter and allowing him to roam the streets, we have in the end inflicted the greatest cruelty on him and it was completely foreseeable that this would happen. This was not the first time that Walter had "acted up". Young black males are violent to begin with and if mental illness removes their inhibitions then they are even more violent and dangerous. If Walter had instead knifed his momma (as he apparently was threatening to do when she called the cops) this would not have even made the back pages of the local paper.

    Replies: @Alec Leamas (hard at work), @Alden, @anonymous-antimarxist

    By the time that Walter charged the police with his knife, it was far too late. They really had no choice but to put him down like a rabid dog. (All those saying, as the papers say, that he was not within “arm’s reach” are talking nonsense. He could have closed the gap and stabbed the cops faster than you can read these words.)

    Law Enforcement personnel are trained that the distance at which an edged weapon is deadly is 21 feet – in other words, after studying the circumstance it was concluded that a man with an edged weapon can close 21 feet and inflict a fatal wound while being shot. Therefore the use of deadly force is justified in defense of the Officer’s life and safety at 21 feet.

    I’ve seen the video, and Walter was much closer than 21 feet with knife in hand when he was first shot.

    • Replies: @JMcG
    @Alec Leamas (hard at work)

    That’s the Tuller drill. It’s taught to concealed carry permit holders as well as police officers.

    , @Polistra
    @Alec Leamas (hard at work)

    Still unclear why a bullet or two wouldn't have stopped him.

    Rather than ten or twelve. Granted, even one might well have been enough excuse for people to burn down the hood (they know white people money will build it back). And granted the MSM still purvey their "blacks at greater risk from cops" lie. But still.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Inquiring Mind, @Johann Ricke

  151. @Anonymous
    @Anonymous


    The virus is a hoax.
     
    Joke of the day: Flu infection rates down 98%, worldwide.



    "CDC: COVID-19 Wiped Out the Flu Around the World This Year"
    https://www.sott.net/article/443359-Flu-cases-drop-98-around-the-world

    "Because some of the symptoms of flu and COVID-19 are similar, it may be hard to tell the difference between them based on symptoms alone, and testing may be needed to help confirm a diagnosis. Flu and COVID-19 share many characteristics, but there are some key differences between the two."
    https://www.cdc.gov/flu/symptoms/flu-vs-covid19.htm

    Old joke:
    Poland's largest air disaster occurred today when a Piper Cub crashed into the Warsaw civic cemetery. To date, over 600 bodies have been recovered, as authorities continue digging into the night.

    Could it be that there is some incentive to report diseases as COVID-19?

    Replies: @Dan Smith, @donut, @utu, @Jack D

    I’ve already shared your Polish joke . Thanks .

  152. @NJ Transit Commuter
    To me, this is a tragic situation. The man shot had a history of mental problems, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

    How is it that he wasn’t able to get the proper medical care he required? By time the cops have to be called out because a mentally ill person is walking down the street with a knife, it’s already way too late.

    Replies: @Hangnail Hans, @SimpleSong, @Mike Tre, @JimB, @AnotherDad, @anon, @Alden, @TWS, @gutta percha, @MBlanc46

    The man couldn’t get the medical care he needed because of a Satanic Supreme Court ruling. O’Connor vs Donaldson 1975 that closed down the mental hospitals.

    Contrary to every MSM lie you’ve ever read, Ronald Regean has nothing to do with it as he was neither a state governor nor president at the time.

    Like every other ruinous, devastating destructive thing since school desegregation, Brown 1953 uncared for, mentally ill, often homeless people are the result of the satanic supremes’ rulings.

    Some mentally ill people are capable of maintaining a home and seeing a Dr regularly and taking their medicine and staying off alcohol and illegal drugs.

    Other mentally ill people need to be cared for in a place where they get shelter, food, clean clothes and medical care.

  153. @Rich
    @TomSchmidt

    Anyone who's made it to 16 years old who commits murder should be executed. I don't care whether he claims mental deficiencies or that the devil made him do it. An eye for an eye and all that.

    A person who's lived less than 16 years, should be dealt with on a case by case basis. If you're unable, or unwilling, to understand why there's a difference, you ain't as smart as you think. Even if you looked up a few Latin phrases.

    Replies: @stillCARealist, @TomSchmidt, @Alden

    Generally I agree with you, but you must realize that stupid, crazy, or drugged-up people are by far the majority of violent people that the police face. Is there really no better way to handle them than to shoot? Of course there is, but so many of their tools are gone, and the ultimate police threat, “you’ll be committed to an institution,” has been completely wiped out.

    There simply must be a middle course between involuntary commitment and letting crazy people on drugs roam the streets. We’ve gone overboard (I think, but maybe the old way was better) both ways and it’s high time to come up with a new plan.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    @stillCARealist


    ...it’s high time to come up with a new plan.
     
    Feel free to do so, and keep us posted.
  154. @Fidelios Automata
    In a more sane world, blacks would thank police for taking this lunatic out of their midst. How many fellow blacks would he have killed (or has he already killed)?

    Replies: @Fred Flintstone, @Rouetheday, @AnotherDad, @Alec Leamas (hard at work), @Ian Smith

    Nothing makes blacks more contemptuous than a white person who does them a favor.

    • Replies: @Truth
    @Ian Smith

    Well; having to listen to that twangy, banjo "all my exes live in Texas" shit you guys like to sing along to, on a 7 hour roadtrip does present a close rival.

    Replies: @Ian Smith

    , @njguy73
    @Ian Smith

    So why do we keep doing it?

  155. @syonredux

    "We won't know the gender until our child is 18 and that they'll let us know then."

    Model Emily Ratajkowski has announced her pregnancy with a personal essay exploring questions of her unborn child's gender and identity.
     

    It's interesting how models like Emily Ratajkowski who go on and on about gender indeterminacy usually don't happen to be terribly gender indeterminate themselves. It's almost as if being highly gender determinate is the prime way to being a model.
     
    Indeed. I know that I certainly have very little difficulty determining Miss Ratajkowski's gender....


    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-pds9lV_kOKw/UwrvDUISMKI/AAAAAAAFWBE/pSjDaQhrXQg/s1600/Emily-Ratajkowski-33.jpg


    https://twitter.com/Steve_Sailer/status/1321000062277750785

    Replies: @Alec Leamas (hard at work), @the one they call Desanex, @Barnard, @Bardon Kaldian, @Truth, @Jack D, @AnotherDad, @Father O'Hara, @ThreeCranes, @anon, @Lot

    It’s interesting how models like Emily Ratajkowski who go on and on about gender indeterminacy usually don’t happen to be terribly gender indeterminate themselves. It’s almost as if being highly gender determinate is the prime way to being a model.

    I imagine that she has little fear that her child will be gender ambiguous, and therefore feels safe in proclaiming her virtue thinking that she’ll never pay a price for it.

  156. Bigger Street Pooper –

    Harris or Pelosi ?

  157. @syonredux

    "We won't know the gender until our child is 18 and that they'll let us know then."

    Model Emily Ratajkowski has announced her pregnancy with a personal essay exploring questions of her unborn child's gender and identity.
     

    It's interesting how models like Emily Ratajkowski who go on and on about gender indeterminacy usually don't happen to be terribly gender indeterminate themselves. It's almost as if being highly gender determinate is the prime way to being a model.
     
    Indeed. I know that I certainly have very little difficulty determining Miss Ratajkowski's gender....


    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-pds9lV_kOKw/UwrvDUISMKI/AAAAAAAFWBE/pSjDaQhrXQg/s1600/Emily-Ratajkowski-33.jpg


    https://twitter.com/Steve_Sailer/status/1321000062277750785

    Replies: @Alec Leamas (hard at work), @the one they call Desanex, @Barnard, @Bardon Kaldian, @Truth, @Jack D, @AnotherDad, @Father O'Hara, @ThreeCranes, @anon, @Lot

    Emily Ratajkowski = I tweak yo milk jars.

    • Replies: @Faraday's Bobcat
    @the one they call Desanex

    Goddamnit now stop that

  158. @Rich
    @TomSchmidt

    Anyone who's made it to 16 years old who commits murder should be executed. I don't care whether he claims mental deficiencies or that the devil made him do it. An eye for an eye and all that.

    A person who's lived less than 16 years, should be dealt with on a case by case basis. If you're unable, or unwilling, to understand why there's a difference, you ain't as smart as you think. Even if you looked up a few Latin phrases.

    Replies: @stillCARealist, @TomSchmidt, @Alden

    I’m fully already competent on those Latin phrases And didn’t have to look them up, though I did learn them well after my schooling days were over. My problem is this: there are plenty of “crimes” out there (see the book Three Felonies a Day, for example) that are simply you doing things that are against “the law.” Id like crimes to be, you know, actually wrong. Not like when JimComey convicted Martha Stewart of a felony for lying to the FBI about a matter that was not a crime. Do you agree that that was a crime? You may be pretty far gone.

    But I don’t think you are. Take murder: a quick definition has “the crime of unlawfully killing a person especially with malice aforethought.” That malice aforethought is kind of important in there, and requires the prosecution to show that the murderer knew what he was doing was wrong, and that he premeditated the act. You know that a 5 year old cannot premeditate; 16 year olds probably can, and that’s why we have people like fathers teaching restraint on capabilities.

    Would you kill people for manslaughter, too? Practically speaking, what would be the effect of this? In Singapore, armed robbery brings the death penalty, as would murder. Knowing he will be hanged for armed robbery, would this not incentivize a non-insane armed robber to eliminate the most immediate witnesses to his crime?

    • Replies: @El Dato
    @TomSchmidt


    would this not incentivize a non-insane armed robber to eliminate the most immediate witnesses to his crime?
     
    I have heard this argument to argue against implementing caller id a long time ago. What if a murder calls you by accident and you tell him that you have his number? He will have to eliminate you too. It's thinking in terms of Hollywood safety.

    Replies: @TomSchmidt

    , @Rich
    @TomSchmidt

    Maybe you actually believe what you're writing, I don't know, but I don't care what motivated a person to commit murder, or rape or a violent assault. Self defense is, of course, a different matter. You're obsessed with 5 year olds, I'm talking about vicious, violent adult felons. I don't care what some pointy headed headshrinker says about their minds, whatever their IQ, whatever their excuse. if they commit murder, and a jury finds them guilty, they should hang. Singapore has the right idea, and not too long ago, so did the US.

    Manslaughter is different from murder, of course, as is Martha Stewart being entrapped. Straw man arguments are tiring. If your mother were raped, beaten and murdered by someone with what some PhD said was the mentality of a 5 year old, would you be okay with that murderer going free? I wouldn't. Whether it was your mother, my mother or anyone else's.

    Replies: @TomSchmidt

  159. @R.G. Camara
    I saw an episode of Hoarders once where it was a young 20s black man and his middle-aged mother living together in an apartment building in NYC.

    The son came off as a decent, milquetoast, quiet guy, and he taught tennis for a living to city kids. Mom also came off as decent and pleasant. Both had their NYC apartment filled to the brim with crap and could barely move.

    The I realized it: although the show never said where in NYC they lived, it was obvious they lived in a lower-class black community based on the outside shots of the building and the interior set up of the apartment. In other words, they were living in a high-crime area. These folks were scared to go outside thanks to other blacks, and so had walled themselves up for protection with all their stuff.

    I felt really bad for them at that point. Clearly, they weren't high enough earners to move out, but they weren't "thug" folks to ignore or take part in the the chaos around them. They were decent folks stuck in a bad situation.These were the kind of blacks a tough-on-crime policy helped the most: those too timid and poor to fight or flight.

    God bless them, I hope they are voting Trump, because this kind of thing terrifies them as much as it scares the non-black residents those BLM thugs are terrifying.

    Replies: @Hangnail Hans, @Redman, @Anonymous, @Anonymous, @njguy73

    Dunno about NYC but in the Midwest the looting may be Black, but the arson is white. In the PNW there aren’t enough Blacks so they compensate with more arson

  160. @Jack D
    @AnotherDad

    By the time that Walter charged the police with his knife, it was far too late. They really had no choice but to put him down like a rabid dog. (All those saying, as the papers say, that he was not within "arm's reach" are talking nonsense. He could have closed the gap and stabbed the cops faster than you can read these words.)

    BUT, Walter didn't just wake up schizophrenic yesterday. He's probably been like this for years. At one time, humane societies segregated the insane from everyone else, for their own safety and for the safety of society. But this is one of those things that we don't do anymore (at least not until they have committed serious crimes - if Walter had stabbed the cops THEN they would have locked him up in a mental hospital where he should have been in the 1st place). Sometimes being kind is the greatest cruelty - by being "kind" to Walter and allowing him to roam the streets, we have in the end inflicted the greatest cruelty on him and it was completely foreseeable that this would happen. This was not the first time that Walter had "acted up". Young black males are violent to begin with and if mental illness removes their inhibitions then they are even more violent and dangerous. If Walter had instead knifed his momma (as he apparently was threatening to do when she called the cops) this would not have even made the back pages of the local paper.

    Replies: @Alec Leamas (hard at work), @Alden, @anonymous-antimarxist

    In my published in the 1950s grade school history books a big deal was made of a woman named Dorethea Dix. She was an 1830s school teacher who crusaded for government funded mental hospitals to care for the mentally ill rather than their families doing the best they could which sometimes involved locking them in the attic or shed. Dix was a hero who saved the mentally ill from abuse and sometimes a life in the streets.

    She had a big entry in all the encyclopedias too. She was a hero of the psychiatric psychology professions

    Then the Satanic Supremes closed down all the mental hospitals O’Connor vs Donaldson 1975.

  161. Anonymous[210] • Disclaimer says:
    @TomSchmidt
    @Rich

    Several per year of such shootings. Recent tragedy:
    https://www.click2houston.com/news/local/2020/10/25/3-year-old-boy-dead-after-he-accidentally-shoots-himself-in-the-chest-during-birthday-party/

    "Should a deranged murderer be left to roam the streets terrorizing people because he’s been deemed insane?"
    Nope. that's why we have the idea of criminal insanity. John Hinckley Junior wasn't guilty because of insanity. He is still locked up. He will likely always be a danger until very near the end of his life. We don't need more victims of political violence.

    I see you did not answer the question about the 5 year old. Answer it. That will let you know why we evaluate the mental state of someone before adjudging them guilty of a crime. It is absolutely the right way to operate.

    Otherwise, we move into a world of all crimes being "malum prohibutum," rather than malum in se. Malum in se requires that the crime being prosecuted be KNOWN to be wrong by the person doing the crime.

    Otherwise, all laws are just the government saying "because I said so." Tell me you don't really want that world. For a cheap and easy refutation, should differing-race people who got married under miscegenation laws be prosecuted for that?

    Replies: @Rich, @FPD72, @Anonymous

    That’s a bad argument against abolishing execution for retards. All laws *ARE* the gov’t saying “Because I say so.” Ever hear of monopoly on violence? Just hanging or shooting someone after the appropriate number of appeals and special pleadings is not violence. It’s an orderly killing of someone who has forfeited on the social contract. However, I would be open to restricting capital punishment for political crimes like treason. Martyr production isn’t socially useful function of the law and besides, I don’t trust federal prosecutors. Kidnapping is still OK as a capital crime. A psychotic imbecile facing execution for espionage would be an interesting case for YouTube legal vloggers, but it makes for bad law

    • Replies: @TomSchmidt
    @Anonymous

    All laws *ARE* the gov’t saying “Because I say so.” Ever hear of monopoly on violence?

    I'd paraphrase CS Lewis from the Abolition of Man about "The Tao." The Tao is his term for the things that all, or nearly all, cultures forbid. The easy one to guess is murder. Killing another human is permitted in certain societally-approved ways, but freelancing is frowned on pretty much anywhere. Stealing within the tribe or group, also. Those things are malum in se, acts inherently wrong, or at least recognized as wrong by pretty much everybody.

    By contrast, some states require motorcycle helmets, and some do not. Virginia does not allow me to use a radar detector, while every other state does (which makes using a radar detector in VA the best way to avoid a ticket for speeding), Drive from Vermont into Quebec and you can drink at 18, but better leave that gun back home. All are malum prohibitum, and too many of our laws (and frankly too many of the laws that blacks object to, attack cops over, and wind up getting themselves shot over) have been of that sort for a free society to continue.

    I think we can agree on punishing people who commit malum in se acts. Traitors deserve death, the Constitutionally-prescribed punishment; there's a reason they're frozen in ice down at the bottom of Dante's Inferno.

  162. This BBC article – no doubt written through gritted teeth – employs the phrase “looted in protests” which I suppose is marginally better than ‘looted in protest’.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-54708533

  163. @al gore rhythms
    @Bubba

    The people screaming and carrying on made that a good deal more stressful and tense than it needed to be. Perhaps if they had not been there, the man with the knife would not have felt the need to provide them with a performance.

    That clip gives you an insight into what a rotten job being a policeman in a black city must be.

    Replies: @El Dato, @James O'Meara

    Well, it’s pretty rotten living in a black city, period.

  164. I wonder if the Journolisterati will have a secret meeting after the election when, nod nod, wink wink, they agree that the BLM/AntiFa thingy drove the whole middle class into Trump’s corner.

  165. @anon
    @Achmed E. Newman

    I went to a Jerry Jeff concert at Tulane in the late seventies. The place was full of drunk cowboys and drunker fraternity guys. The warm up act was an elegant jazz lady and her pianist - someone's idea of an eclectic combination for a country concert. It was a bad idea. The crowd hooted and catcalled her until she finally gave the audience the finger and yelled "F### You!" over the mike.
    Jerry Jeff came on, played a few numbers, and walked off the stage too drunk to continue.
    The crowd loved it all, too drunk themselves to care.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Achmed E. Newman, @James O'Meara, @brandybranch, @AceDeuce

    And some people imagine white folks are ignorant buffoons, and even “conservative” talking heads write about how great it will be when they’re gone. I bet a certain FBI agent could just smell the Trump voters there.

    Elegant Jazz Lady vs the Drunken Goyim reminds me of Lenny Bruce who said he could prove that no white man was racist. Imagine you’re stranded on a desert island. You have a choice of companion for the rest of your life. The choices are Kate Smith and Lena Horne.

    For you kids, that’s Rosanne Barr and Halle Berry.

  166. @Travis
    @Jack D

    Four years ago 6 million Pennsylvanians voted, Trump won by 45,000 votes. when the margins are this tight a riot will make a difference. If the rioting gets out of hand it will result in a few thousand more Trump votes, not because they changed their minds , but it might inspire a few thousand independents and convince a few thousand lazy white guys to go and vote.

    The key difference between 2012 and 2016 in PA was voter turnout. Whites turnout was up 2% in 2016 and Black turnout was down 4% compared to 2012. Yet only 57% of whites without a college degree bothered to vote, compared to 79% of whites with a college degree voting.

    The key demographic for Trump is whites without a college degree. If 59% of them bother to vote next week , Trump easily wins. If less than 55% of them vote (like in 2012) he will lose. Black violence should increase the working class white vote. It is not about changing peoples minds about Trump, it is getting voters to the polls. The rioting may convince a few thousand working class whites to cast a ballot, this will make a difference in a close election.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Barnard

    Black turnout in this election is a wild card. In 2016 it decreased from previous highs under Obama, but remained higher than it was during the elections George W. Bush won in 2000 and 2004. Based on turnout models I have seen, a small increase or decrease in black turnout from 2016 would not an impact on any individual state results. It would need to go to either Obama or Bush election win levels to make a difference.

    • Replies: @Hernan Pizzaro del Blanco
    @Barnard

    Black turnout will not reach Obama levels and Trump might get 12% of the black vote this year. This is one reason Trump wins PA this year. He still needs a high white turnout to win Pennsylvania to win. Trump needs 57% of the white voters to vote for him to win.

  167. @MEH 0910
    @Jack D

    https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/1321004436685246466

    Replies: @El Dato

    [[[Question Difficulty Intensifies]]]

  168. @El Dato
    @Achmed E. Newman

    I guess this couldn't come at a better moment:

    ‘So cringeworthy’: Kamala Harris accused of ‘pandering’ after doing a promo about her sneakers amid election campaign


    Kamala Harris garnered quite a few haters after “going sneaker shopping” with a pop culture outlet as a campaign promotional event, with viewers seeing the move as unserious and “pandering.”

    Harris was probed about her footwear in a video released on Monday by lifestyle outlet Complex.

    “I love my chucks,” the California senator said of her Chuck Taylor sneakers, a fashion choice often lauded in liberal circles on social media. “I think it’s a statement about who we really are,” she added by way of explanation.
     

    We are Chucks? 🤔

    And she isn't even black.

    Next: What SUV and projectile weapon are best for a Night Out in Philly? Find out soon!

    Replies: @James O'Meara

    Foot fetish vote, an important segment of the Democrat vote. Their favorite film maker is Tarantino.

  169. @Calvin Hobbes
    https://twitter.com/Steve_Sailer/status/1320963846647943168

    I like “DIY Reparations”.

    Replies: @astrolabe

    “Emergency reparations”?

    • Replies: @Father Coughlin
    @astrolabe

    The truck that ran over the cop: "Truck of Reparation"

  170. @syonredux

    "We won't know the gender until our child is 18 and that they'll let us know then."

    Model Emily Ratajkowski has announced her pregnancy with a personal essay exploring questions of her unborn child's gender and identity.
     

    It's interesting how models like Emily Ratajkowski who go on and on about gender indeterminacy usually don't happen to be terribly gender indeterminate themselves. It's almost as if being highly gender determinate is the prime way to being a model.
     
    Indeed. I know that I certainly have very little difficulty determining Miss Ratajkowski's gender....


    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-pds9lV_kOKw/UwrvDUISMKI/AAAAAAAFWBE/pSjDaQhrXQg/s1600/Emily-Ratajkowski-33.jpg


    https://twitter.com/Steve_Sailer/status/1321000062277750785

    Replies: @Alec Leamas (hard at work), @the one they call Desanex, @Barnard, @Bardon Kaldian, @Truth, @Jack D, @AnotherDad, @Father O'Hara, @ThreeCranes, @anon, @Lot

    So she wouldn’t allow her son to become trans before turning 18, is that an allowed opinion on the left? Does Joe Biden know about this bigotry?

    She has another interview where she cries when she finds out she is having a boy. Her friend has a three year old boy and keeps a journal about what her husband does that makes her angry, including sleeping peacefully.

  171. @syonredux

    "We won't know the gender until our child is 18 and that they'll let us know then."

    Model Emily Ratajkowski has announced her pregnancy with a personal essay exploring questions of her unborn child's gender and identity.
     

    It's interesting how models like Emily Ratajkowski who go on and on about gender indeterminacy usually don't happen to be terribly gender indeterminate themselves. It's almost as if being highly gender determinate is the prime way to being a model.
     
    Indeed. I know that I certainly have very little difficulty determining Miss Ratajkowski's gender....


    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-pds9lV_kOKw/UwrvDUISMKI/AAAAAAAFWBE/pSjDaQhrXQg/s1600/Emily-Ratajkowski-33.jpg


    https://twitter.com/Steve_Sailer/status/1321000062277750785

    Replies: @Alec Leamas (hard at work), @the one they call Desanex, @Barnard, @Bardon Kaldian, @Truth, @Jack D, @AnotherDad, @Father O'Hara, @ThreeCranes, @anon, @Lot

    And they say that (most) women don’t wanted to be treated as sex objects.

    Here are my words of wisdom: virtually all women, with very few exceptions, would die to be lusted after as sex objects- only if they could.

    • Replies: @Corn
    @Bardon Kaldian


    Here are my words of wisdom: virtually all women, with very few exceptions, would die to be lusted after as sex objects- only if they could.
     
    I think PJ O’Rourke had a line once about older women: “the hell of the formerly attractive “.

    I think it’s a “grass is always greener” thing. The sexy woman tires of being viewed through lustful eyes. The unsexy or formerly sexy woman wishes desperately she were viewed by such.

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldian

    , @Alden
    @Bardon Kaldian

    Not pretty women. By the time we’re 16 we’re so sick of being pestered we’re jealous of the modest Muslims in their robes and veils

    Women really really don’t like unwanted approaches, especially if the approach is overtly sexual which is an insult.

    That is one of the weapons the feminazis use to enlist women against men. All women have been pestered annoyed and harassed. The feminazis really used that.

    You’re way overestimating the sex appeal of the average gross disgusting lecherous man.

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldian

  172. @TomSchmidt
    @Rich

    I'm fully already competent on those Latin phrases And didn't have to look them up, though I did learn them well after my schooling days were over. My problem is this: there are plenty of "crimes" out there (see the book Three Felonies a Day, for example) that are simply you doing things that are against "the law." Id like crimes to be, you know, actually wrong. Not like when JimComey convicted Martha Stewart of a felony for lying to the FBI about a matter that was not a crime. Do you agree that that was a crime? You may be pretty far gone.

    But I don't think you are. Take murder: a quick definition has "the crime of unlawfully killing a person especially with malice aforethought." That malice aforethought is kind of important in there, and requires the prosecution to show that the murderer knew what he was doing was wrong, and that he premeditated the act. You know that a 5 year old cannot premeditate; 16 year olds probably can, and that's why we have people like fathers teaching restraint on capabilities.

    Would you kill people for manslaughter, too? Practically speaking, what would be the effect of this? In Singapore, armed robbery brings the death penalty, as would murder. Knowing he will be hanged for armed robbery, would this not incentivize a non-insane armed robber to eliminate the most immediate witnesses to his crime?

    Replies: @El Dato, @Rich

    would this not incentivize a non-insane armed robber to eliminate the most immediate witnesses to his crime?

    I have heard this argument to argue against implementing caller id a long time ago. What if a murder calls you by accident and you tell him that you have his number? He will have to eliminate you too. It’s thinking in terms of Hollywood safety.

    • Replies: @TomSchmidt
    @El Dato

    Never heard that. Did people really argue that? It seems dumb, as ithasawhole chain of things between stimulus and response.

  173. @Fred Flintstone
    @Fidelios Automata

    Looks like Trump just carried Pennsylvania especially if there's looting in center city. Hey, what do you expect when the police commissioner's last job was head of police in Portland? When she was told officers are forbidden to paint their nails the first thing she did was allow officers to paint their nails. That's about the only thing she's done since taking the position.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Odin, @Alec Leamas (hard at work), @Truth, @TWS

    Looks like Trump just carried Pennsylvania especially if there’s looting in center city.

    Why? Is Biden the incumbent?

    • Replies: @Travis
    @Truth

    Rioting would help Trump, win Pennsylvania, because they realize that the incumbents running Philadelphia are Democrats. Which is why the media silence on any coverage from the riots and describe the looting as being a protest.

    The Governor of Pennsylvania is a Democrat. He was re-elected in 2019.
    Democrats have been the running Philadelphia for decades.
    Philadelphia has had a Black Police Commissioners since 2002
    45% of the police officers in Philly are non-white

    yet Philadelphia will continue to vote in the incumbents who have been running the police department for generations.

    Replies: @Truth

    , @John Johnson
    @Truth

    Looks like Trump just carried Pennsylvania especially if there’s looting in center city.

    Why? Is Biden the incumbent?

    You would think so but this doesn't seem true for libs.

    Portland has had non stop rioting I mean mostly peaceful protests and they are backing a nutcase communist that thinks their current leftist mayor is too moderate given his minimal support for police (only after a failed attempt at talking it out with rioters).

  174. @prosa123
    As of about a minute ago, 11:45pm Eastern, CNN.com had nothing at all on the events.

    Replies: @JimDandy, @WowJustWow, @Hernan Pizzaro del Blanco, @Father Coughlin

    If these riots helped Biden they would be broadcasting the riots on CNN 24/7

    Trump wins PA if white turnout is high. The rioting highlights another reason to vote for Trump, so those who may be upset about the Wall not getting done may decide to vote for Trump despite his shortcomings. Trump needs higher white turnout this year to make-up for the loss of so many White voters since 2016.

    PA is now 80% white , down from 81% in 2016 when 56% of white Pennsylvanians voted for Trump. To Win this year the white turnout needs to be higher or 57% of whites need to vote for Trump. At this point it looks like Trump will win PA again.

    • Replies: @Richard B
    @Hernan Pizzaro del Blanco


    If these riots helped Biden they would be broadcasting the riots on CNN 24/7
     
    That's exactly right. And I agree with the rest of your comment. Unfortunately, none of it will matter if they steal the election.
  175. @syonredux

    "We won't know the gender until our child is 18 and that they'll let us know then."

    Model Emily Ratajkowski has announced her pregnancy with a personal essay exploring questions of her unborn child's gender and identity.
     

    It's interesting how models like Emily Ratajkowski who go on and on about gender indeterminacy usually don't happen to be terribly gender indeterminate themselves. It's almost as if being highly gender determinate is the prime way to being a model.
     
    Indeed. I know that I certainly have very little difficulty determining Miss Ratajkowski's gender....


    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-pds9lV_kOKw/UwrvDUISMKI/AAAAAAAFWBE/pSjDaQhrXQg/s1600/Emily-Ratajkowski-33.jpg


    https://twitter.com/Steve_Sailer/status/1321000062277750785

    Replies: @Alec Leamas (hard at work), @the one they call Desanex, @Barnard, @Bardon Kaldian, @Truth, @Jack D, @AnotherDad, @Father O'Hara, @ThreeCranes, @anon, @Lot

    Indeed. I know that I certainly have very little difficulty determining Miss Ratajkowski’s gender….

    It’s interesting how models like Emily Ratajkowski who go on and on about gender indeterminacy usually don’t happen to be terribly gender indeterminate themselves.

    (Shakes head… rolls eyeballs upwardly…sighs theatrically)

    • Replies: @syonredux
    @Truth

    Still living on the down-low, eh?

    https://www.metroweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/rupaul_cover.jpg

  176. @El Dato
    @al gore rhythms

    Like this?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cU1gbcTaZk

    Note the community adviser who is also participating in the ride.

    Replies: @Alfa158

    One of the great Gallows Humor movies of all time. My favorite gag in that scene is the two soldiers doing the manual of arms with an infantry weapon that can only be used while standing straight up, and in the open, clear of any cover or concealment. I suspect not many of the people who make movies have ever been in combat and been shot at.

    • Replies: @El Dato
    @Alfa158

    But it looks damn good. I mean MG4x mounted on steadycam harnesses? Yes!

    OT MEANWHILE:

    Was Philip K. Dick right all along?

    Hysteria over Amy Coney Barrett reflects the complete lack of respect for Christian beliefs that is now so common


    What few people seem prepared to acknowledge is that the mania appears to be based around Barrett being a Catholic. There’s no evidence that Barrett believes in any wild conspiracy theories, but that hasn’t stopped the crazy claims. And what’s telling is that this isn’t the only nutty overreaction to a religious person lately.

    Guardians of the Galaxy actor Chris Pratt was targeted for cancellation by the mob. The reasoning used to justify this was based around Pratt being a Christian, and those beliefs somehow equating with white supremacy. How the two were connected was never explained, but that was where the hysteria lay. It ended with the ‘Avengers’ cast coming to his defense, stating that Pratt was a man of great moral character.

    Another Christian who weighed in on this in Hollywood was Matthew McConaughey. The Emmy-nominated actor discussed it during his appearance on The Joe Rogan Experience. He stated that he had seen ‘closeted’ Christians in Hollywood start to applaud when he would thank God at an awards show, then stop themselves. This is an odd way of looking at one’s faith. It’s meant to be something that people are proud of, and yet in Hollywood if you celebrate it, you face meeting the same fate as Chris Pratt.
     
    PKD thought that time literally had not moved forward since the Roman Empire and that persecution was ongoing:

    https://i.postimg.cc/RVqzQ4cx/rcrumb-pkd6.png

    Replies: @MEH 0910

    , @David 'The Diversity Mastermind' Lammey
    @Alfa158

    The Shiksa Sluts of Hollyweird tend to be pompous elitist scum; the moment they endorse a cuckservative, STAY AT HOME!!!

  177. @SimpleSong
    @NJ Transit Commuter


    How is it that he wasn’t able to get the proper medical care he required?
     
    This is a common refrain when an obviously crazy person commits a crime.

    Let me tell you, these guys are not exactly banging on the hospital doors asking for some haldol. Sure, some of them want to be treated, some want to be hospitalized, but plenty don't.

    So what do you do about the people who don't want help? Unless you give the state the power to involuntarily commit people you can't stop this sort of thing, even with otherwise unlimited resources.

    That comes with its own set of problems--it is clearly a violation of their autonomy, and has the potential for abuse. Personally I think it is a favorable trade off.

    (note that while involuntary committment and involuntary treatment are legal in some circumstances it requires a very, very high administrative/legal/medical bar.)

    I've also never really had any use for the insane/not insane and retarded/not retarded dichotomies in the criminal justice system. Who cares if one understands, or doesn't understand, the ramifications of one's actions when one commits a crime? I don't. What matters is your externally directed actions, not your internally directed thoughts.

    Replies: @AndrewR, @TomSchmidt, @Alden

    It’s obvious that his parents, or at least his Mom were was doing the best they she could. At least he had a place to live. He’s not the only mentally ill person whose long suffering parents had to call the police with tragic results for everyone involved.

    • Agree: Hangnail Hans
  178. @syonredux

    "We won't know the gender until our child is 18 and that they'll let us know then."

    Model Emily Ratajkowski has announced her pregnancy with a personal essay exploring questions of her unborn child's gender and identity.
     

    It's interesting how models like Emily Ratajkowski who go on and on about gender indeterminacy usually don't happen to be terribly gender indeterminate themselves. It's almost as if being highly gender determinate is the prime way to being a model.
     
    Indeed. I know that I certainly have very little difficulty determining Miss Ratajkowski's gender....


    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-pds9lV_kOKw/UwrvDUISMKI/AAAAAAAFWBE/pSjDaQhrXQg/s1600/Emily-Ratajkowski-33.jpg


    https://twitter.com/Steve_Sailer/status/1321000062277750785

    Replies: @Alec Leamas (hard at work), @the one they call Desanex, @Barnard, @Bardon Kaldian, @Truth, @Jack D, @AnotherDad, @Father O'Hara, @ThreeCranes, @anon, @Lot

    There’s a reason why models shouldn’t talk – the same reason that intellectuals shouldn’t do swimsuit modeling. Having a beautiful body doesn’t make your thoughts profound.

    The mistake we make in our modern society is to look at models (and actresses, comedians, etc.) as actual models for conducting our lives and as founts of wisdom on social and political matters rather than as literal mannequins. I really wouldn’t mind it if more American women relied on Emily’s advice on hair and makeup and weight control (ESPECIALLY weight control). She clearly knows a lot about such matters (although much of her success must be due to her natural uh.. endowments). But you have to be an idiot to take child rearing advice from her.

    Recently I came across a bio of Johnny Carson which stated that he NEVER made his political views publicly known. He said that he wanted to entertain people and that taking political stands would detract from that. Johnny would make political jokes but they were aimed equally at all parties. Recently I came across an article saying that on the late night TV shows someone actually counted and 95% of the (usually barbed) jokes were aimed at Trump rather than Biden. I don’t think most of them even count as jokes anymore – they are just lectures.

    • Agree: Johann Ricke
    • Replies: @Jimbo
    @Jack D

    Personally, the only late night guy I've heard tell actual funny jokes about Trump has been Conan O'Brian.

    , @syonredux
    @Jack D


    Jennifer Lawrence: I voted for John McCain rather than Barack Obama
    The actor says she voted for the Republican party the first time she was eligible but Donald Trump’s election ‘changed everything’

     

    The actor Jennifer Lawrence used to vote Republican, she has revealed. Speaking on Dear Media’s Absolutely Not podcast, Lawrence told host Heather McMahan she “grew up Republican. My first time voting, I voted for John McCain. I was a little Republican.”
     

    Lawrence said she remained grateful for her upbringing as it enabled her to “see the fiscal benefits of some of the Republican policies” while also noting that her and the party’s views on social issues “weren’t in line”.
     

    “When Donald Trump got elected, that just changed everything,” said Lawrence. “This is an impeached president who’s broken many laws and refused to condemn white supremacy and it feels there’s been a line drawn in the sand.”
     
    https://www.theguardian.com/film/2020/oct/22/jennifer-lawrence-voted-republican-until-donald-trump-john-mccain

    Replies: @syonredux, @El Dato

    , @Achmed E. Newman, @Reg Cæsar
    @Jack D


    Having a beautiful body doesn’t make your thoughts profound.
     
    The modeling bell curve may be to the left of the general one, but there is a right tail. The ambitious young Willow Bay went to the offices of Seventeen magazine to apply for a summer internship she could wave before the business school admissions committees. The magazine said, "No internship, miss. You're going right to the cover."

    (Not that Miss Bay has made the best use of her mental skills. I mean, the NBA?)

    Similarly, techies are bad at business, but their right tail makes up a lot of the Forbes 400.


    There’s a reason why models shouldn’t talk – the same reason that intellectuals shouldn’t do swimsuit modeling.

     

    Nor should politicians:


    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/wp-content/uploads/washington-painting-mayor.jpg


    Sarah Palin was a notable exception-- also in Chicago:


    https://cdn.trendhunterstatic.com/thumbs/vp-candidates-naughty-portraits-sarah-palins-painting-in-a-chicago-bar.jpeg

    , @JMcG
    @Jack D

    It’s funny how the papers have taken to reporting the Trump skits on SNL as if they are news. I guess nobody watches it anymore, but they want to make sure people see it anyway. Of course, no one reads newspapers anymore either.

    , @Alden
    @Jack D

    Didn’t Jay Leno get fired because he made too many Clinton Monica Lewinski jokes. ?

    There’s a black guy who has a 20 second pop up. He says “ When you’re working in the White House, you like Trump Soon as you leave the White House you write your I hate Trump book”

    Short, smart and funny.

    , @Jim Don Bob
    @Jack D

    Emily has more boobs than brains.

  179. @George
    @Bubba

    @ 0:15 a black woman seemed to be trying to control the situation, so it's possible if the police retreated to their car or even left the guy would have calmed down for the day. But most likely it was suicide by cop so he would have eventually been successful.

    Replies: @ic1000

    > @ 0:15 [in the cell phone video,] a black woman seemed to be trying to control the situation, so it’s possible if the police retreated to their car or even left the guy would have calmed down for the day.

    Yes. Cops retreat and:
    – Mom calms Walter down (69%)
    – A social worker arrives in time to calm Walter down (1%)
    – Walter gets tired of knife-waving, goes back home after a while (20%)
    – Walter gets even more agitated and stabs mom (8%) or a bystander (2%)

    So, you and me are playing Cop For A Day:
    – Retreat, 90% chance everything works out (for us)
    – Do the job. ‘Community’ is protected (100%), Walter is subdued (50%) or shot (50%), we are crucified as racists, fired, indicted (>50%).

    What do we do?

    But being a cop is a career. If a situation is encountered once a week, what are the odds that doing the job leads to personal disaster (crucifiction/firing/indictment) over the course of a year?

    Surviving family of mom and bystander aren’t going to like the results of the perverse incentives that the mainstream media, Democratic party, BLM, and Antifa are implementing. Defunding the police as a side effect of making it impossible for good cops to work in ‘diverse’ neighborhoods.

    Of course, the bereaved can always hire Ben Crump and play the legal lottery.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @ic1000

    You're missing the possibility that the cops let Walter get a little bit too close and he stabs one of them. Maybe they've fired their taser or even their guns but Walter keeps coming for long enough to kill or maim one of the cops.

    If this happened, the cop would get a really nice funeral but in Current Year America there would be no backlash from white people. Nothing like the Tulsa riots. No repercussions for the black community. It's a one way street. Black people - "you touch one of ours and we riot". White people = "crickets".

  180. @Jack D
    @Travis

    Maybe it will also energize more blacks to turn out because Biden says the cops should shoot people in the leg?

    Replies: @Travis

    The media are hiding the story. If they thought it would gain enough Black votes relative to white votes the media and Biden and the Democrats would be promoting the story. The fact that Biden and his surrogates keep mum about what occurred yesterday in Philadelphia tells us they want the story to vanish, they want the rioting to end because it will help Trump win.

    Since there are 8 times as many Whites voters in PA than Black voters , the rioting by Blacks against police will mostly inspire more whites to vote. Democrats fear a high white turnout in PA. Trump won in 2016 mostly due to a higher white turnout. Whites voted the same in 2012 and 2016 with 56% voting for the GOP presidential candidate in both elections. The key difference- White turnout was up and Black turnout was down. This is why Biden selected a Black VP, he really needs the Black turnout to be up over 2016 to win PA.

    • Replies: @Father O'Hara
    @Travis

    No,he didn't select a black VP. I don't think he selected her,I think she was,in a manner of speaking,thrust upon him. And she is hardly black. Can't blacks figure out that she is biologically more Indian,and culturally way more Indian than black?
    He could have picked a real black woman. Like maybe the one who thought Trump said real coyotes are dragging kids across the border.

    Replies: @Travis, @Alden

    , @Boy the way Glenn Miller played
    @Travis


    This is why Biden selected a Black VP, he really needs the Black turnout to be up over 2016 to win PA.
     
    I doubt that Biden is aware of what he had for lunch today. Someone else realized that it is desirable to stoke the Black! turnout.
  181. @prosa123
    As of about a minute ago, 11:45pm Eastern, CNN.com had nothing at all on the events.

    Replies: @JimDandy, @WowJustWow, @Hernan Pizzaro del Blanco, @Father Coughlin

    Drudge Report … which is now a leading anti-Trump website, had nothing as of 2 am this morning … but it was already all over Gateway Pundit and ProTrumpNews.com (Drudge spoof)

    Democrats are telegraphing pretty clearly what this means. It will be interesting to see if higher ups in the Biden camp dont use their hotline to Antifa and tell them to stand down and stand by for 7 more days.

  182. @Jack D
    @syonredux

    There's a reason why models shouldn't talk - the same reason that intellectuals shouldn't do swimsuit modeling. Having a beautiful body doesn't make your thoughts profound.

    The mistake we make in our modern society is to look at models (and actresses, comedians, etc.) as actual models for conducting our lives and as founts of wisdom on social and political matters rather than as literal mannequins. I really wouldn't mind it if more American women relied on Emily's advice on hair and makeup and weight control (ESPECIALLY weight control). She clearly knows a lot about such matters (although much of her success must be due to her natural uh.. endowments). But you have to be an idiot to take child rearing advice from her.

    Recently I came across a bio of Johnny Carson which stated that he NEVER made his political views publicly known. He said that he wanted to entertain people and that taking political stands would detract from that. Johnny would make political jokes but they were aimed equally at all parties. Recently I came across an article saying that on the late night TV shows someone actually counted and 95% of the (usually barbed) jokes were aimed at Trump rather than Biden. I don't think most of them even count as jokes anymore - they are just lectures.

    Replies: @Jimbo, @syonredux, @Achmed E. Newman, @Reg Cæsar, @JMcG, @Alden, @Jim Don Bob

    Personally, the only late night guy I’ve heard tell actual funny jokes about Trump has been Conan O’Brian.

  183. @YetAnotherAnon
    OT - Joni Mitchell new album, "Ladies Of The Cat".

    https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/oct/27/joni-mitchell-interview-archives-early-years-cameron-crowe


    Yeah, because once again I couldn’t walk. I had to learn how again. I couldn’t talk. Polio didn’t grab me like that, but the aneurysm took away a lot more, really. Took away my speech and my ability to walk. And, you know, I got my speech back quickly, but the walking I’m still struggling with. But I mean, I’m a fighter. I’ve got Irish blood! [long laugh] So you know, I knew, “Here I go again, another battle.” [The kitten is now happily crawling up her neck.] Look at this face! He looks like my baby. The high cheekbones and everything.
     
    https://i.postimg.cc/NM0KnYxV/Ladiesofthecat.jpg

    Replies: @Jack D, @Ben tillman

    What a great album Ladies of the Canyon was!

    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
    @Ben tillman

    "What a great album Ladies of the Canyon was!"

    Yes. As well as standards like The Circle Game and Woodstock there's stuff that only Joni could sing - like The Arrangement and Rainy Night House. And Conversation shows that the poor little Canuck ingenue "coming to people's parties fumbling deaf dumb and blind" could do Alpha Bitch with the best of them.


    She removes him like a ring
    To wash her hands
    She only brings him out to show her friends
    I want to free him
     
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCD_Q2624d0

    Replies: @ben tillman

  184. @ic1000
    @George

    > @ 0:15 [in the cell phone video,] a black woman seemed to be trying to control the situation, so it’s possible if the police retreated to their car or even left the guy would have calmed down for the day.

    Yes. Cops retreat and:
    - Mom calms Walter down (69%)
    - A social worker arrives in time to calm Walter down (1%)
    - Walter gets tired of knife-waving, goes back home after a while (20%)
    - Walter gets even more agitated and stabs mom (8%) or a bystander (2%)

    So, you and me are playing Cop For A Day:
    - Retreat, 90% chance everything works out (for us)
    - Do the job. 'Community' is protected (100%), Walter is subdued (50%) or shot (50%), we are crucified as racists, fired, indicted (>50%).

    What do we do?

    But being a cop is a career. If a situation is encountered once a week, what are the odds that doing the job leads to personal disaster (crucifiction/firing/indictment) over the course of a year?

    Surviving family of mom and bystander aren't going to like the results of the perverse incentives that the mainstream media, Democratic party, BLM, and Antifa are implementing. Defunding the police as a side effect of making it impossible for good cops to work in 'diverse' neighborhoods.

    Of course, the bereaved can always hire Ben Crump and play the legal lottery.

    Replies: @Jack D

    You’re missing the possibility that the cops let Walter get a little bit too close and he stabs one of them. Maybe they’ve fired their taser or even their guns but Walter keeps coming for long enough to kill or maim one of the cops.

    If this happened, the cop would get a really nice funeral but in Current Year America there would be no backlash from white people. Nothing like the Tulsa riots. No repercussions for the black community. It’s a one way street. Black people – “you touch one of ours and we riot”. White people = “crickets”.

    • Agree: bruce county, ic1000
  185. @Jack D
    @syonredux

    There's a reason why models shouldn't talk - the same reason that intellectuals shouldn't do swimsuit modeling. Having a beautiful body doesn't make your thoughts profound.

    The mistake we make in our modern society is to look at models (and actresses, comedians, etc.) as actual models for conducting our lives and as founts of wisdom on social and political matters rather than as literal mannequins. I really wouldn't mind it if more American women relied on Emily's advice on hair and makeup and weight control (ESPECIALLY weight control). She clearly knows a lot about such matters (although much of her success must be due to her natural uh.. endowments). But you have to be an idiot to take child rearing advice from her.

    Recently I came across a bio of Johnny Carson which stated that he NEVER made his political views publicly known. He said that he wanted to entertain people and that taking political stands would detract from that. Johnny would make political jokes but they were aimed equally at all parties. Recently I came across an article saying that on the late night TV shows someone actually counted and 95% of the (usually barbed) jokes were aimed at Trump rather than Biden. I don't think most of them even count as jokes anymore - they are just lectures.

    Replies: @Jimbo, @syonredux, @Achmed E. Newman, @Reg Cæsar, @JMcG, @Alden, @Jim Don Bob

    Jennifer Lawrence: I voted for John McCain rather than Barack Obama
    The actor says she voted for the Republican party the first time she was eligible but Donald Trump’s election ‘changed everything’

    The actor Jennifer Lawrence used to vote Republican, she has revealed. Speaking on Dear Media’s Absolutely Not podcast, Lawrence told host Heather McMahan she “grew up Republican. My first time voting, I voted for John McCain. I was a little Republican.”

    Lawrence said she remained grateful for her upbringing as it enabled her to “see the fiscal benefits of some of the Republican policies” while also noting that her and the party’s views on social issues “weren’t in line”.

    “When Donald Trump got elected, that just changed everything,” said Lawrence. “This is an impeached president who’s broken many laws and refused to condemn white supremacy and it feels there’s been a line drawn in the sand.”

    https://www.theguardian.com/film/2020/oct/22/jennifer-lawrence-voted-republican-until-donald-trump-john-mccain

    • Replies: @syonredux
    @syonredux

    It's interesting how insane war-monger McCain is politically acceptable, while Trump is beyond the pale....

    Replies: @S. Anonyia

    , @El Dato
    @syonredux

    Jennifer Lawrence looked good in those Hunger Games movies. Otherwise, I dunno nothing about her.

  186. @syonredux
    @Jack D


    Jennifer Lawrence: I voted for John McCain rather than Barack Obama
    The actor says she voted for the Republican party the first time she was eligible but Donald Trump’s election ‘changed everything’

     

    The actor Jennifer Lawrence used to vote Republican, she has revealed. Speaking on Dear Media’s Absolutely Not podcast, Lawrence told host Heather McMahan she “grew up Republican. My first time voting, I voted for John McCain. I was a little Republican.”
     

    Lawrence said she remained grateful for her upbringing as it enabled her to “see the fiscal benefits of some of the Republican policies” while also noting that her and the party’s views on social issues “weren’t in line”.
     

    “When Donald Trump got elected, that just changed everything,” said Lawrence. “This is an impeached president who’s broken many laws and refused to condemn white supremacy and it feels there’s been a line drawn in the sand.”
     
    https://www.theguardian.com/film/2020/oct/22/jennifer-lawrence-voted-republican-until-donald-trump-john-mccain

    Replies: @syonredux, @El Dato

    It’s interesting how insane war-monger McCain is politically acceptable, while Trump is beyond the pale….

    • Replies: @S. Anonyia
    @syonredux

    McCain was also more conservative on a few of her precious social issues, including gay marriage. Trump was never publicly opposed to it, while McCain ran on the platform of traditional marriage (in part).

    Part of the love for 90s/2000s era neocons is because they acted as predictable, controlled opposition. Liberals’ real issue with Trump is that he isn’t an old fuddy-duddy, and so he makes conservative positions more palatable/accessible to normal Americans.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Unladen Swallow

  187. @Achmed E. Newman
    @anon

    They say he was Texas' Jimmy Buffett. Jimmy Buffett had more success, I guess because he wasn't so much of a drunkard (if he drunk at all, I dunno).

    That's too bad about the concert you attended. People need to know how to play to a drunk audience. You probably shouldn't play jazz at all, haha. For pointers, see how the Blues Brothers handled it at Bob's Country Bunker.

    No, seriously, I know a local guy with a pretty big family who has supported them playing music, 95% cover songs, for many years. He just gets the crowd, often the same people, to sing along at the right spots, they yell out the usual requests, he jokes with them, etc. I think Jimmy Buffett would do fine with a wasted audience of college kids. I've seen 2 of his shows but can't claim to be a true Parrothead.

    Replies: @black sea, @Morton's toes, @James O'Meara

    “The Texas Jimmy Buffet”

    Now I know why the fans and performers of Yacht Rock hate hate hate Jimmy Buffet.

    “Perhaps the best approach is to take the via negativa and approach the question by looking at the one song that everyone agrees is Not Yacht: Jimmy Buffett’s “Margaritaville.”

    “We can read between the lines in all the things his interviewees keep coming back to: sophistication, complexity, professionalism.Other noted elements, such as the reliance on studio technology and, most importantly, session players rather than “band members,” follow therefrom, because required by, these characteristics. Yacht Rock is essentially white music, because Yacht Rock is a product of the white soul. Blue-eyed soul, indeed.

    “Which doesn’t mean that every white guy can play it; it’s a bell curve kinda thing. Jimmy Buffet? Here’s Steve “Hollywood Steve” Huey of the Beyond Yacht Rock podcast: ‘We hate Jimmy Buffett. Fucking hate that guy. His lyrics are dumb, the escapist fantasies he paints are just lame . . . and the biggest thing about why we don’t consider him yacht rock is his music is very, very simple.’”

    https://counter-currents.com/2019/09/white-rock-iii/

  188. @Travis
    @JimDandy

    Trump's Luck arriving in Pennsylvania today to remind all the suburban parents why their grandparents fled Philadelphia

    Replies: @Alden

    White flight is White revenge for the destruction of the cities by blacks.

    • Replies: @Hangnail Hans
    @Alden

    As such, it's pretty ineffective.
    However, it does save lives..

    , @John Johnson
    @Alden

    White flight is White revenge for the destruction of the cities by blacks.

    Revenge by Whites? If anything Whites are the bigger losers in the deal. Blacks were handed cheap housing as Whites fire sold them after the gov decided to let Blacks do as they please.

    Millions of Whites thought their urban properties would continue to rise in value and that they would be passed on to their children. So for a lot of working families it was their main investment.

    Billions in equity have been wiped out as collateral damage in the great war against nature. But our egalitarian leaders only need a few more trillion and every Black home will look like the Huxtables*.

    * Without real life Bill Cosby

  189. Thanks for mentioning that it was ‘since Kenosha’ the media blackout on BLM rioting and looting. I just felt that it had stopped at some point, but I didn’t know that it had been exactly that. So we often are not going to know when and where these things are still happening, even in our own cities.

  190. Equip ALL police cars with a 40mm rotary launcher and bean bag rounds then the coppers could whip the knife wielder asses even if they miss initially.

    • Replies: @Muggles
    @Joe Stalin

    I believe they used this or something like it at recent Portland/Seattle riots, perhaps others.

    They didn't seem to stop things. Antifa was carrying at times makeshift shields of garbage can lids or bamboo things as well.

    Plus, a heavy duty shotgun looking contraption is liable to set off crazies/suicide by cop types, not pacify them.

    I would think trained police dogs would work better. Blacks hate them and they are intimidating w/o normally being lethal.

    Replies: @John Johnson, @Joe Stalin

    , @John Johnson
    @Joe Stalin

    Equip ALL police cars with a 40mm rotary launcher and bean bag rounds then the coppers could whip the knife wielder asses even if they miss initially.

    Libertarians and liberals would flip out. Libertarians would call it militarizing the police for Black areas. Liberal journalists would describe it as giving the police grenade launchers and only mention the bean bags at the end of the article.

    There is also a practical limitation. Domestic disturbances turn violent too quickly for it to be kept in a vehicle. For it to be effective you would need a second officer to walk around with it at all times. He would be the designated NPD (Negro Put Down).

    I think the only viable solution is to take near dead police officers and turn them into cyborgs. Why hasn't anyone thought of this?

  191. @Anonymous
    @Anonymous


    The virus is a hoax.
     
    Joke of the day: Flu infection rates down 98%, worldwide.



    "CDC: COVID-19 Wiped Out the Flu Around the World This Year"
    https://www.sott.net/article/443359-Flu-cases-drop-98-around-the-world

    "Because some of the symptoms of flu and COVID-19 are similar, it may be hard to tell the difference between them based on symptoms alone, and testing may be needed to help confirm a diagnosis. Flu and COVID-19 share many characteristics, but there are some key differences between the two."
    https://www.cdc.gov/flu/symptoms/flu-vs-covid19.htm

    Old joke:
    Poland's largest air disaster occurred today when a Piper Cub crashed into the Warsaw civic cemetery. To date, over 600 bodies have been recovered, as authorities continue digging into the night.

    Could it be that there is some incentive to report diseases as COVID-19?

    Replies: @Dan Smith, @donut, @utu, @Jack D

    Countermeasures against covid like social distancing and masking lowered flu infections during the flu season. The Big Pharma does not like that people are learning that masking and social distancing is a more effective countermeasure against flu than flu vaccines. Fortunately for the Big Pharma they can count on support from the anti-masking and “it is just a flu” useful idiots. Many of them are committed anti-vaxxers.

  192. @Anonymous
    @Supply and Demand

    The United States, unlike China, is exercising patience and forbearance with respect to Blacks. The English ideal is to give a newcomer independence and just a bit more power and just a bit more trust than the newcomer deserves, hoping that the newcomer will become an independent responsible member of society. The insane Black man had clearly failed to develop as hoped, and was treated like any other member of society trying to kill another member of society.
    This approach has been used since at least the 1964 Civil Rights Act, without visible success. I doubt that sending Black criminals to Mongolian labor camps would produce better results, for what that's worth.
    It's an interesting piece of sociology. The American public was told that the same general approach would be used in Iraq, and, indeed, the country does have an independent government that has acted very badly, as majority governments tend to do in tribal societies with significant minorities.

    Anyway, you at have the "failed nation" part right. The West is reorganizing itself, much as China did under Mao, and the first part of reorganization is to realized that failure makes it necessary.

    Replies: @Alden

    Reality note.

    When they move to America, the Chinese, as well as other Asians vote the black Jewish Hispanic asian mena anti White party, the Democrats.

    So whatever Chinese in China think of blacks, as soon as Chinese immigrants can vote they vote solidly Democrat in solidarity with the other critters of color. American Chinese, even Gold Rush descendants vote solidly for the anti White democrat party too.

    • Agree: Hangnail Hans
    • Replies: @Hangnail Hans
    @Alden

    After the next few years, many white people will finally have woken up. But they will discover that the political landscape has been re-engineered so as to prevent their exercising any influence ever again.

    And of course, the media hate campaign against them will never let up. So most still won't even dare to try.

    The nation is about to change dramatically...in just a week from now. On the bright side, covid will no longer be a problem, especially after Jan 20. We can forget all about it!

  193. @Mr. Anon
    @TelfoedJohn


    “When an unarmed person comes at him with a knife or something, shoot him in the leg instead of the heart.”

    Actually it makes sense to me.
     
    It only makes sense to someone who has never fired a handgun.

    Replies: @anonymous-antimarxist, @bruce county

    If the crazy public and the black anarchists think the cops should use tasers or just shoot suspects in the leg then why aren’t they doing the same in the hood. Just think of all the brain surgeons, doctors, lawyers and rocket scientists lives that could be saved.
    Has anyone ever asked Joe what his security details orders are in regards to a maniac with a gun/knife attack on the former Veep. Of course not. The attacker is a Trump supporter…KILL HIM.

  194. @NJ Transit Commuter
    To me, this is a tragic situation. The man shot had a history of mental problems, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

    How is it that he wasn’t able to get the proper medical care he required? By time the cops have to be called out because a mentally ill person is walking down the street with a knife, it’s already way too late.

    Replies: @Hangnail Hans, @SimpleSong, @Mike Tre, @JimB, @AnotherDad, @anon, @Alden, @TWS, @gutta percha, @MBlanc46

    The mental health system is an old tired band-aid with no, ‘stick’ left in it. You cannot help guys like this except by putting them behind bars and we won’t maybe can’t lock them up.

  195. @Fred Flintstone
    @Fidelios Automata

    Looks like Trump just carried Pennsylvania especially if there's looting in center city. Hey, what do you expect when the police commissioner's last job was head of police in Portland? When she was told officers are forbidden to paint their nails the first thing she did was allow officers to paint their nails. That's about the only thing she's done since taking the position.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Odin, @Alec Leamas (hard at work), @Truth, @TWS

    Good thing she’s on the job, can’t have shoddy nails

  196. @Thomas
    @Jack D


    If you were inclined to vote for Biden up until today, more rioting is not going to persuade you. You might even believe that Biden and his Magic Negress Kamala are just the thing that we need to bring about racial healing.
     
    Maybe, but I doubt that there are many people in that camp of "Biden and Negress will bring racial healing." Neither one of them has anything close to Obama's mastery of that shtick. (For that matter, the fact that Obama already played it once, and better, and look where it got us, means the bloom is probably more than a bit off that rose.) Biden/Harris' appeal, such as it is, isn't really a positive vote for anything, but is overwhelmingly meant as a vote against Trump. It's pretty much an entirely negative case, and has been from the beginning.

    The question is going to be what, if anything, this does for marginal voters. If there are enough Biden-leaning voters who decide, for example, that they're just not going to bother showing up to vote for Biden because he's not strong enough on things like these riots, and enough Trump-leaning-but-skeptical voters who just needed something like this to push them off the fence and break late for the incumbent, it'll be good news for Trump. That's a plausible scenario, especially this late in the election.

    Replies: @Father Coughlin

    Maybe, but I doubt that there are many people in that camp of “Biden and Negress will bring racial healing.” Neither one of them has anything close to Obama’s mastery of that shtick. (For that matter, the fact that Obama already played it once, and better, and look where it got us, means the bloom is probably more than a bit off that rose.)

    Just want to say… “well-said”. Bravo.

  197. The Left has “newfound respect” for McCain because he is safely dead and his corpse can be held up next to Trump and Trump found wanting by comparison. When he was alive and running against Obama he was an insane war-monger to them too.

    BTW when Republicans act in “bipartisan” (RINO) fashion it’s always praiseworthy but when Feinstein observed Senatorial courtesy and behaved in the traditional polite fashion toward Graham she was a labeled traitor and they called for her head.

  198. @Ben tillman
    @Steve Sailer

    You ever been to Terlingua? Cemetery is filled with people who died young. Apparently there’s mercury in the drinking water.

    Replies: @Brutusale

    Seems there are lots of things buried out there.

    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
    @Brutusale


    Seems there are lots of things buried out there.
     
    You mean like the Negev desert mass grave of the guys who wired up the WTC complex?

    Anyways, fun movie, a little grim for a first date.

  199. @Goddard
    @Whiskey


    The violence helps Biden. Dominance display. Women respond to it could crazy.
     
    Geez, Whisk', your divorce must have been excruciating.

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy, @Alden

    Whiskey thought his ex wife would respond to manly macho dominance with his fist. But she left.

  200. @Anonymous
    @Anonymous


    The virus is a hoax.
     
    Joke of the day: Flu infection rates down 98%, worldwide.



    "CDC: COVID-19 Wiped Out the Flu Around the World This Year"
    https://www.sott.net/article/443359-Flu-cases-drop-98-around-the-world

    "Because some of the symptoms of flu and COVID-19 are similar, it may be hard to tell the difference between them based on symptoms alone, and testing may be needed to help confirm a diagnosis. Flu and COVID-19 share many characteristics, but there are some key differences between the two."
    https://www.cdc.gov/flu/symptoms/flu-vs-covid19.htm

    Old joke:
    Poland's largest air disaster occurred today when a Piper Cub crashed into the Warsaw civic cemetery. To date, over 600 bodies have been recovered, as authorities continue digging into the night.

    Could it be that there is some incentive to report diseases as COVID-19?

    Replies: @Dan Smith, @donut, @utu, @Jack D

    There is a possibility that the Covid virus may have mechanisms that defend infected cells against other viral infections like the flu – it is in Covid’s interest not to have any competition.

    • Agree: Johann Ricke
    • Replies: @epebble
    @Jack D

    Virus is just a complex set of protein molecules. It is hard to imagine a mechanism by which a virus can help a cell to defend against another virus. If Covid virus enters a cell, it is usually bad for the cell. Without entering a cell, a Covid virus can't act from a distance. It is possible that antibodies against Covid may have a slight protection against Flu virus.

    More likely scenario, is the combination of masking, social distancing, washing hands, remote working, not congregating, not travelling and may be increased level of flu vaccination is shutting down flu.

  201. @syonredux
    @syonredux

    It's interesting how insane war-monger McCain is politically acceptable, while Trump is beyond the pale....

    Replies: @S. Anonyia

    McCain was also more conservative on a few of her precious social issues, including gay marriage. Trump was never publicly opposed to it, while McCain ran on the platform of traditional marriage (in part).

    Part of the love for 90s/2000s era neocons is because they acted as predictable, controlled opposition. Liberals’ real issue with Trump is that he isn’t an old fuddy-duddy, and so he makes conservative positions more palatable/accessible to normal Americans.

    • Agree: El Dato
    • Replies: @Jack D
    @S. Anonyia


    Part of the love for 90s/2000s era neocons is because they acted as predictable, controlled opposition.
     
    Predictable controlled opposition who always loses. The Washington Generals role.

    Also the way this is supposed to work is that the Dems want to shift the Overton Window 1,000 miles to the Left (let's let in ONE BILLION immigrants) and RINOs are supposed to say, no, no, no only shift it 500 miles (we'll settle for 100 million). Then the Dems call the Rs Nazis for daring to say this and then they "compromise" at 500 million.


    Liberals’ real issue with Trump is that he isn’t an old fuddy-duddy
     
    Liberals’ real issue with Trump is that he won.
    , @Unladen Swallow
    @S. Anonyia

    Yeah, like Mitt Romney in 2012 telling people in the industrial Midwest that not only was trade with China not a problem, we needed still more trade with China!

  202. @TelfoedJohn

    “When an unarmed person comes at him with a knife or something, shoot him in the leg instead of the heart.”
     
    Actually it makes sense to me. But US cops are too roided up to follow such a rule.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Redneck farmer, @El Dato, @tyrone, @TWS, @Hibernian

    If that makes sense to you, you’re an idiot or a troll. Maybe both, why limit yourself?

    • Replies: @William Badwhite
    @TWS


    If that makes sense to you, you’re an idiot or a troll
     
    Its the bizarre phenomenon of non-Americans weighing in on relatively obscure aspects of American life. I wonder if we can get Corvirus to go to the UK or Malaysian or whatever version of iSteve and blather at them. Plus the odds are he'd know (NOTICE!!) more about what's going on there than he does here.
  203. @TelfoedJohn

    “When an unarmed person comes at him with a knife or something, shoot him in the leg instead of the heart.”
     
    Actually it makes sense to me. But US cops are too roided up to follow such a rule.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Redneck farmer, @El Dato, @tyrone, @TWS, @Hibernian

    Aim center of mass.

  204. @Steve from Detroit
    This Philadelphia imbroglio was clearly an Outlook user error. The rioting is supposed to start NEXT Monday night, around 11:00 PM Eastern, when the networks are forced to call the election for Trump.

    There is a DNC admin who is about to lose her job. "Becca, I told you to calendar the rioting for Monday, 11/2, not 10/26!"

    Replies: @Stan Adams, @AnotherDad

    Not to be a sperg, but the election is next Tuesday.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Stan Adams


    Not to be a sperg, but the election is next Tuesday.

     

    The real election is on a Monday. December 14th. (PDF)

    We learn the outcome on January 6th. Mike Pence will deliver the epiphany.


    As Joe Biden did last time. Enjoy:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7BOtENV5IA


    (If anyone can understand the two protesters of color, please translate for us. The white guy is clearer, of speech if not of thought.)






    Congresswoman Maxine Waters Booed After Objection To Electoral College Count

    Replies: @Stan Adams

  205. @peterike
    @Travis


    Republicans’ latest request comes less than a week after the Supreme Court left intact Pennsylvania’s mail-ballot extension with a 4-4 deadlock.
     
    And guess what just happened to the 4-4 deadlock? Poor John Roberts. He can't be the compromised traitor getting strange new respect from the media anymore for his "even-handed" approach. Now he's just farting into the wind. Couldn't happen to a nicer guy.

    Of course, given the history of the Court, the great ACB might vote with the Liberals on this. We won't know until it happens.

    Replies: @Hibernian

    She might opt out because she doesn’t have enough time to get up to speed on the case.

  206. @Anon
    I seem to remember a move earlier this month to permanently ban police use of tear gas and nonlethal projectiles in Philadelphia. Did that pass? I guess that leaves bullets.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Bill Jones, @Buffalo Joe

    OneTwoThree, Berkeley has banned tear gas and other non lethal response to a threat. So, after the george floyd protests the Chief of Police was “axed” by a council member what police could now use if attacked. The Chief, half joking, said “Well, we could shoot them.” Immediately the council member “axed” for his resignation. Protests seeking his resignation, lead by black clergy, started the next day. Thankfully, she could not get enough support from the mayor and council to demand his resignation. Oh, and last week, in Berkeley, a 19 year old pregnant black girl, was shot and killed in a drive by shooting. Perp or perps fired 17 rounds into her van. She leaves behind a 9 month old son. Would you be surprised if I told you there were no protests triggered by her death?

    • LOL: Lace
    • Replies: @El Dato
    @Buffalo Joe

    Will UCB move its libraries and collections to "safe spaces" in the Nevada desert? Now is the time to ask for the budget!

    , @Sean
    @Buffalo Joe

    Right after the police shot Wallace a chubby black girl stood over the body then threw something right at the cop who'd fired. He puffed out his chest and charged straight at her with his arms at his sides.

    https://youtu.be/be1WmNpNc_w?t=25



    That man does not have the temperament to be a police officer.

    Replies: @Muggles, @Polistra

  207. @Alfa158
    @El Dato

    One of the great Gallows Humor movies of all time. My favorite gag in that scene is the two soldiers doing the manual of arms with an infantry weapon that can only be used while standing straight up, and in the open, clear of any cover or concealment. I suspect not many of the people who make movies have ever been in combat and been shot at.

    Replies: @El Dato, @David 'The Diversity Mastermind' Lammey

    But it looks damn good. I mean MG4x mounted on steadycam harnesses? Yes!

    OT MEANWHILE:

    Was Philip K. Dick right all along?

    Hysteria over Amy Coney Barrett reflects the complete lack of respect for Christian beliefs that is now so common

    What few people seem prepared to acknowledge is that the mania appears to be based around Barrett being a Catholic. There’s no evidence that Barrett believes in any wild conspiracy theories, but that hasn’t stopped the crazy claims. And what’s telling is that this isn’t the only nutty overreaction to a religious person lately.

    Guardians of the Galaxy actor Chris Pratt was targeted for cancellation by the mob. The reasoning used to justify this was based around Pratt being a Christian, and those beliefs somehow equating with white supremacy. How the two were connected was never explained, but that was where the hysteria lay. It ended with the ‘Avengers’ cast coming to his defense, stating that Pratt was a man of great moral character.

    Another Christian who weighed in on this in Hollywood was Matthew McConaughey. The Emmy-nominated actor discussed it during his appearance on The Joe Rogan Experience. He stated that he had seen ‘closeted’ Christians in Hollywood start to applaud when he would thank God at an awards show, then stop themselves. This is an odd way of looking at one’s faith. It’s meant to be something that people are proud of, and yet in Hollywood if you celebrate it, you face meeting the same fate as Chris Pratt.

    PKD thought that time literally had not moved forward since the Roman Empire and that persecution was ongoing:

    • Replies: @MEH 0910
    @El Dato

    https://twitter.com/brainpickings/status/690923229943353345

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  208. @Buffalo Joe
    @Anon

    OneTwoThree, Berkeley has banned tear gas and other non lethal response to a threat. So, after the george floyd protests the Chief of Police was "axed" by a council member what police could now use if attacked. The Chief, half joking, said "Well, we could shoot them." Immediately the council member "axed" for his resignation. Protests seeking his resignation, lead by black clergy, started the next day. Thankfully, she could not get enough support from the mayor and council to demand his resignation. Oh, and last week, in Berkeley, a 19 year old pregnant black girl, was shot and killed in a drive by shooting. Perp or perps fired 17 rounds into her van. She leaves behind a 9 month old son. Would you be surprised if I told you there were no protests triggered by her death?

    Replies: @El Dato, @Sean

    Will UCB move its libraries and collections to “safe spaces” in the Nevada desert? Now is the time to ask for the budget!

  209. @Whiskey
    Nope. Biden just won. BLM riots in Philly and Pittsburgh? Every cool wine mom votes Biden.

    The violence helps Biden. Dominance display. Women respond to it could crazy.

    You don't see White women crying over dead White honor students do you? They figure they had it coming for being nerdy. No thug goes unloved. No nerd unpunished.

    Replies: @R.G. Camara, @Goddard, @Buffalo Joe

    Whiskey, I like White women but in your defense, when Seth Smith, a honors student at Berkeley, was shot and killed on a Berkeley street, no one protested. Sadly or maybe predictably, his mother went on to blame racism. Sad these foolish White women. Be safe.

    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
    @Buffalo Joe

    "Sad these foolish White women"

    I still think white women are the most exquisite creatures on this here earth, despite evidence to the contrary.

    Replies: @Whiskey, @Truth

  210. @bruce county
    Have you had enough America?
    Seven days to go.
    Kumbaya...

    Replies: @SunBakedSuburb, @Anonymous

    “Have you had enough America?”

    Three-quarters through 2020; I’ve had enough of America. Seriously horrible humans like Newsom and Harris have been give too much power. What causes the most grief is the thought of white American kids brainwashed into believing they were born evil through scholastic CRT indoctrination. The Dog Mom and 300 lb. lezbo teachers are committing child abuse. Escape to the small country. Tiny little one bedroom in expensive Kobenhavn. Salivatory glands salivating anticipating leverpostej. Will they allow me to bring in the stinky old man?

    • Replies: @bruce county
    @SunBakedSuburb

    Will they allow me to bring in the stinky old man?

    I'm sure they will...LOL. He can quaff ales and munch on cheap pretzels at local pub whilst you enjoy your pate.

    Kobenhaven looks beautiful.

  211. @anonymous-antimarxist
    @Mr. Anon

    The only thing that stops large black men having PCP or DXM(Robotripping) induced psychotic episodes are multiple center mass hits. How many shots did it take to stop the gentle giant Michael Brown from the time he started his charge on Officer Darren Wilson, closed the distance, began assaulting him, and finally dropped dead? And remember the gentle giant did not have a knife. Answer: TEN SHOTS!!!

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shooting_of_Michael_Brown#Shooting_scene

    Tasers are worse than useless because in these cases, the perp's pain tolerance is sky high. You are praying that you can get enough current to disable muscle control. Unlikely!!! Didn't work with Rodney King or hundreds of other large black men in the last 3 decades.

    Police batons are useless unless you can literally beat the suspect unconscious which takes multiple blows from multiple cops, see Rodney King.
    Besides do cops even carry batons anymore?

    Trayvon, Michael Brown, Rodney King, hundreds more... all PCP/DXM abusers.

    Replies: @anonymous-antimarxist, @The Wild Geese Howard

    You still see cops with batons when they are on riot duty. But on those occasions they are lined up with other officers in shield wall. I never see regular patrol officers with baton. Their secondary weapon is now a taser.

    • Replies: @Supply and Demand
    @anonymous-antimarxist

    Good.

  212. @bruce county
    Have you had enough America?
    Seven days to go.
    Kumbaya...

    Replies: @SunBakedSuburb, @Anonymous

    Yes, Trump daddy has proved impotent to stop it unfortunately.

  213. @Buffalo Joe
    @Whiskey

    Whiskey, I like White women but in your defense, when Seth Smith, a honors student at Berkeley, was shot and killed on a Berkeley street, no one protested. Sadly or maybe predictably, his mother went on to blame racism. Sad these foolish White women. Be safe.

    Replies: @SunBakedSuburb

    “Sad these foolish White women”

    I still think white women are the most exquisite creatures on this here earth, despite evidence to the contrary.

    • Replies: @Whiskey
    @SunBakedSuburb

    Get a load of White woman Patti Waldemeir in today’s FT. She has regular hate Whitey zoom calls where blacks scream at Whites for an hour. She loves anti White stuff.

    Granted she’s a lesbian with two adopted Chinese kids but she’s pretty standard White woman.

    White women are the core of anti White stuff.

    Replies: @Neoconned

    , @Truth
    @SunBakedSuburb


    Whiskey, I like White women
     

    I still think white women are the most exquisite creatures on this here earth,
     
    Guys, stop pandering, you aren't running for office.

    I mean, you're white men, you'd trade your wives in for piefaces tomorrow if you could save the divorce money...
  214. Anonymous[504] • Disclaimer says:

    The Democrat/academia/striped-pants memes about Trump not leaving peacefully are half projection, half revolution-porn. I can’t imagine he is excited about another 4 years of this, especially someone with as short an attention span as his. I am certain his shiftless children and other lackeys want to keep their mostly made-up jobs. But he’s only doing it because inertia governs all things, which is why nothing bad now happens to rich people ever.

    I’d be surprised to learn Hunter Biden has scrupulously stayed on the right side of legal, financial, and international-sanctions P’s & Q’s, but all of us know nothing would happen to him in the event he didn’t. So why should Trump be desperate about impending retirement from a job that was mostly a pooch-screw? What, that it’d make him LOSE FACE in front of Beltway insiders? Lol

    There will be another story about some SCOTUS judge masturbating on Zoom the week after the election and the vox populi will focus on that. Our media loves frivolity, and secular liberals love fan-fic’ing Trump into something he isn’t because they have no other outlet for their religious fervor.

    • Replies: @Calvin Hobbes
    @Anonymous


    So why should Trump be desperate about impending retirement from a job that was mostly a pooch-screw? What, that it’d make him LOSE FACE in front of Beltway insiders? Lol
     
    There’s a lot of leftist talk about how they’re going to destroy Trump and his people after Biden wins. I think Trump will get the Michael Flynn treatment if Biden wins.
  215. @Father O'Hara
    Several days ago the Sun-Times carried a story about a meeting of women who had something in common: Each of them had a child who had been killed by a policeman. Really? Are these the women we need to listen to? Is it their wisdom we need?

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    Father, hmmm, if the DNC had held a live, in person convention, these women would have been center stage for the opening and book ends when Biden and Harris stood at the podium. They are the left’s political gold.

  216. @gent
    As of around 3:00AM, the majority of Philly local news are not covering the riots, only the initial shooting. Only NBC10 has a story about the riots, however it does rightly refer to them as riots, not protests. Nothing from Fox29, ABC6 or the Inquirer. The latter is probably waiting for Krasner to wake up and give them their line.

    Replies: @lysias

    The rioting in Philly was the lead story in the Daily Mail on line when I got up this morning. Do you really think the MSM can keep it a secret?

  217. @Alfa158
    @El Dato

    One of the great Gallows Humor movies of all time. My favorite gag in that scene is the two soldiers doing the manual of arms with an infantry weapon that can only be used while standing straight up, and in the open, clear of any cover or concealment. I suspect not many of the people who make movies have ever been in combat and been shot at.

    Replies: @El Dato, @David 'The Diversity Mastermind' Lammey

    The Shiksa Sluts of Hollyweird tend to be pompous elitist scum; the moment they endorse a cuckservative, STAY AT HOME!!!

  218. OT: “WaPo Owner & World’s Richest Man Jeff Bezos Reportedly In Talks To Buy CNN.”

    The only reason for Bezos to buy a Trump-hating, leftwing news site is to push a Trump-hating, leftwing agenda.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/technology/wapo-owner-worlds-richest-man-jeff-bezos-reportedly-talks-buy-cnn

  219. @syonredux

    "We won't know the gender until our child is 18 and that they'll let us know then."

    Model Emily Ratajkowski has announced her pregnancy with a personal essay exploring questions of her unborn child's gender and identity.
     

    It's interesting how models like Emily Ratajkowski who go on and on about gender indeterminacy usually don't happen to be terribly gender indeterminate themselves. It's almost as if being highly gender determinate is the prime way to being a model.
     
    Indeed. I know that I certainly have very little difficulty determining Miss Ratajkowski's gender....


    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-pds9lV_kOKw/UwrvDUISMKI/AAAAAAAFWBE/pSjDaQhrXQg/s1600/Emily-Ratajkowski-33.jpg


    https://twitter.com/Steve_Sailer/status/1321000062277750785

    Replies: @Alec Leamas (hard at work), @the one they call Desanex, @Barnard, @Bardon Kaldian, @Truth, @Jack D, @AnotherDad, @Father O'Hara, @ThreeCranes, @anon, @Lot

    I zoomed in … but only to read what was on the guitar picks.

    • LOL: bruce county
  220. @Reg Cæsar
    @Jack D


    Biden and his Magic Negress Kamala
     
    His Hindu kush(ion).

    Oh, for the days when you could call a politician's wife a "jet-black, thick-lipped, odiferous negro wench". Even if she's a refined and capable octoroon.

    Replies: @lysias, @Servant of Gla'aki

    A refined and capable octoroon whose paternal family owned slaves.

  221. @Truth
    @syonredux


    Indeed. I know that I certainly have very little difficulty determining Miss Ratajkowski’s gender….
     

    It's interesting how models like Emily Ratajkowski who go on and on about gender indeterminacy usually don't happen to be terribly gender indeterminate themselves.
     
    (Shakes head... rolls eyeballs upwardly...sighs theatrically)

    Replies: @syonredux

    Still living on the down-low, eh?

  222. @SunBakedSuburb
    @Buffalo Joe

    "Sad these foolish White women"

    I still think white women are the most exquisite creatures on this here earth, despite evidence to the contrary.

    Replies: @Whiskey, @Truth

    Get a load of White woman Patti Waldemeir in today’s FT. She has regular hate Whitey zoom calls where blacks scream at Whites for an hour. She loves anti White stuff.

    Granted she’s a lesbian with two adopted Chinese kids but she’s pretty standard White woman.

    White women are the core of anti White stuff.

    • Replies: @Neoconned
    @Whiskey

    I wonder if shes bi and wants some secret thug domination?

    Replies: @John Johnson

  223. @Jack D
    @AnotherDad

    By the time that Walter charged the police with his knife, it was far too late. They really had no choice but to put him down like a rabid dog. (All those saying, as the papers say, that he was not within "arm's reach" are talking nonsense. He could have closed the gap and stabbed the cops faster than you can read these words.)

    BUT, Walter didn't just wake up schizophrenic yesterday. He's probably been like this for years. At one time, humane societies segregated the insane from everyone else, for their own safety and for the safety of society. But this is one of those things that we don't do anymore (at least not until they have committed serious crimes - if Walter had stabbed the cops THEN they would have locked him up in a mental hospital where he should have been in the 1st place). Sometimes being kind is the greatest cruelty - by being "kind" to Walter and allowing him to roam the streets, we have in the end inflicted the greatest cruelty on him and it was completely foreseeable that this would happen. This was not the first time that Walter had "acted up". Young black males are violent to begin with and if mental illness removes their inhibitions then they are even more violent and dangerous. If Walter had instead knifed his momma (as he apparently was threatening to do when she called the cops) this would not have even made the back pages of the local paper.

    Replies: @Alec Leamas (hard at work), @Alden, @anonymous-antimarxist

    Walter didn’t just wake up schizophrenic yesterday. He’s probably been like this for years.

    Yes and the mental illness was likely brought on by years of abusing PCP, DXM, very high THC level marijuana, synthetic pot…. Sure there are genetic factors, but all of the above are connected to the development of schizophrenia and psychotic episodes.

    Much harder to be sympathetic in that case.

    Can’t say we were not warned that increased mental illness and homelessness would be the result of relaxing drug laws.

    There are apparently other videos of Walter Wallace Jr having run ins with the cops and defiantly resisting arrest. Saw a couple this morning, can’t find them now.

    Like Derb says, be patient for the narrative collapse.

  224. @syonredux

    "We won't know the gender until our child is 18 and that they'll let us know then."

    Model Emily Ratajkowski has announced her pregnancy with a personal essay exploring questions of her unborn child's gender and identity.
     

    It's interesting how models like Emily Ratajkowski who go on and on about gender indeterminacy usually don't happen to be terribly gender indeterminate themselves. It's almost as if being highly gender determinate is the prime way to being a model.
     
    Indeed. I know that I certainly have very little difficulty determining Miss Ratajkowski's gender....


    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-pds9lV_kOKw/UwrvDUISMKI/AAAAAAAFWBE/pSjDaQhrXQg/s1600/Emily-Ratajkowski-33.jpg


    https://twitter.com/Steve_Sailer/status/1321000062277750785

    Replies: @Alec Leamas (hard at work), @the one they call Desanex, @Barnard, @Bardon Kaldian, @Truth, @Jack D, @AnotherDad, @Father O'Hara, @ThreeCranes, @anon, @Lot

    How about determining her IQ?

  225. @Jack D
    @syonredux

    There's a reason why models shouldn't talk - the same reason that intellectuals shouldn't do swimsuit modeling. Having a beautiful body doesn't make your thoughts profound.

    The mistake we make in our modern society is to look at models (and actresses, comedians, etc.) as actual models for conducting our lives and as founts of wisdom on social and political matters rather than as literal mannequins. I really wouldn't mind it if more American women relied on Emily's advice on hair and makeup and weight control (ESPECIALLY weight control). She clearly knows a lot about such matters (although much of her success must be due to her natural uh.. endowments). But you have to be an idiot to take child rearing advice from her.

    Recently I came across a bio of Johnny Carson which stated that he NEVER made his political views publicly known. He said that he wanted to entertain people and that taking political stands would detract from that. Johnny would make political jokes but they were aimed equally at all parties. Recently I came across an article saying that on the late night TV shows someone actually counted and 95% of the (usually barbed) jokes were aimed at Trump rather than Biden. I don't think most of them even count as jokes anymore - they are just lectures.

    Replies: @Jimbo, @syonredux, @Achmed E. Newman, @Reg Cæsar, @JMcG, @Alden, @Jim Don Bob

  226. anon[368] • Disclaimer says:

    … Paladino, whose association represents 5,100 investigators, said he showed the bill last week to Vice President Joe Biden, who scoffed and suggested it be dubbed “The John Wayne Bill” because it demands sharp-shooting skills of the kind only seen in movies.

    Is the Old Biden still in there somewhere under the silly New Biden?

    It IS silly, but are you sure it’s not kind of effective?

    Because, while you may understand why shooting people in the leg is a bad idea, and I understand why shooting people in the leg is a bad idea, I have to be honest. I’ve talked to quite a number of women who seem to think it’s a pretty great idea after all.

    Of course it wouldn’t actually work in real life, but that doesn’t matter, does it? Nobody’s ever actually going to do it, after all. It’s just a talking point for debates.

    It reminds me of how you once talked about Thelma & Louise, and how they ended up going the wrong way because women, unlike men, had never spent any time thinking about how they would escape to Mexico and sneak across the border, if they ever needed to. I imagine that most women, unlike most men, have never spent a whole lot of time thinking about what they would do if some psycho with a knife starts running at them.

    And if you don’t know anything about firing guns, or human anatomy or anything, then shooting a criminal in the leg kind of sounds like a good idea. The idea is to stop the guy, but you don’t really want to hurt him or anything (and we’ll leave aside the question of whether an exploded kneecap would hurt or not).

    So what I’m saying is, maybe it’s not an entirely bad idea to go after the silly white woman vote. They are allowed to vote, after all.

    Do you remember earlier this summer, when he would have Biden Brunch, and the slogan was “Mimosas Optional, But Encouraged!”. It seemed so weird then. But it makes sense, if that’s who he was going after. And it seems to be working, too. Women ARE voting for him, aren’t they?

    This article had it pegged back in May:

    https://theslot.jezebel.com/the-biden-campaign-tries-to-meme-into-the-hearts-of-the-1843241217

    It’s just weird to watch, though. I mean, I never really paid much attention to Joe Biden before he became VP. And he never came across as some macho type, out in the woods, hunting bear and driving a pickup truck or anything. But he always was a reasonably masculine guy, so it’s just a little bizarre to see him acting like my grandma on TV.

    But, hey. People like their grandmothers, I guess.

    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
    @anon


    People like their grandmothers, I guess.
     
    Pelosi gets far too much mileage out of this emotional trigger.
  227. @SunBakedSuburb
    @bruce county

    "Have you had enough America?"

    Three-quarters through 2020; I've had enough of America. Seriously horrible humans like Newsom and Harris have been give too much power. What causes the most grief is the thought of white American kids brainwashed into believing they were born evil through scholastic CRT indoctrination. The Dog Mom and 300 lb. lezbo teachers are committing child abuse. Escape to the small country. Tiny little one bedroom in expensive Kobenhavn. Salivatory glands salivating anticipating leverpostej. Will they allow me to bring in the stinky old man?

    Replies: @bruce county

    Will they allow me to bring in the stinky old man?

    I’m sure they will…LOL. He can quaff ales and munch on cheap pretzels at local pub whilst you enjoy your pate.

    Kobenhaven looks beautiful.

  228. @brabantian
    @Anonymous

    At one of the Obama 'events' for Biden in Philadelphia ...

    https://i.ibb.co/LtS3hkH/Obama-Philadelphia-4-attendees.jpg

    Replies: @Dieter Kief

    Since this is a media event in the first place, he should by no means look – frustrated. But he does.

  229. @Travis
    @Jack D

    The media are hiding the story. If they thought it would gain enough Black votes relative to white votes the media and Biden and the Democrats would be promoting the story. The fact that Biden and his surrogates keep mum about what occurred yesterday in Philadelphia tells us they want the story to vanish, they want the rioting to end because it will help Trump win.

    Since there are 8 times as many Whites voters in PA than Black voters , the rioting by Blacks against police will mostly inspire more whites to vote. Democrats fear a high white turnout in PA. Trump won in 2016 mostly due to a higher white turnout. Whites voted the same in 2012 and 2016 with 56% voting for the GOP presidential candidate in both elections. The key difference- White turnout was up and Black turnout was down. This is why Biden selected a Black VP, he really needs the Black turnout to be up over 2016 to win PA.

    Replies: @Father O'Hara, @Boy the way Glenn Miller played

    No,he didn’t select a black VP. I don’t think he selected her,I think she was,in a manner of speaking,thrust upon him. And she is hardly black. Can’t blacks figure out that she is biologically more Indian,and culturally way more Indian than black?
    He could have picked a real black woman. Like maybe the one who thought Trump said real coyotes are dragging kids across the border.

    • Replies: @Travis
    @Father O'Hara

    She is more Black than Obama was. She is a descendant of west African slaves, like most African Americans. Her father was the progeny of slaves brought to the new World. While I agree she is more Indian than Black, she is Black enough to be considered Black by most Americans.

    While she may have more Indian DNA than African DNA, she also has less white Blood than our first Black President. Hard to say who Biden really wanted as VP, maybe Elizabeth Warren was his first choice. Does not really matter if he was pressured to choose Kamala, Blacks turnout will be helped by having a half Black VP instead of a white VP.

    , @Alden
    @Father O'Hara

    Harris is the only blackish woman politician who weighs less than 300 pounds and has a somewhat attractive face. Did you ever see that picture of Stacey Abrams in the bright blue dress? OMG!!!

    Replies: @bruce county

  230. @Jack D
    @Fred Flintstone

    It would be nice if that happened but I don't think this is going to change anyone's mind at this late date. Center City was already looted once this summer, only a few months ago. If you were inclined to vote for Biden up until today, more rioting is not going to persuade you. You might even believe that Biden and his Magic Negress Kamala are just the thing that we need to bring about racial healing.

    Replies: @R.G. Camara, @Anon, @Reg Cæsar, @Thomas, @Travis, @Redman, @Ben tillman, @AnotherDad, @GoRedWings!

    It would be nice if that happened but I don’t think this is going to change anyone’s mind at this late date. Center City was already looted once this summer, only a few months ago. If you were inclined to vote for Biden up until today, more rioting is not going to persuade you. You might even believe that Biden and his Magic Negress Kamala are just the thing that we need to bring about racial healing.

    I think it helps with the back-n-forthers and with Trump turnout. But overall, one assumes people are locked in.

    This election is a shit test for America, and specifically for suburban white women.

    The Democrats decided to chuck this–apparently racist–“rule of law” thing–which seems pretty freaking fundamental to me–and from good-white suburbanites … yawn. Whatever their IQ, a people more lacking in “wisdom” can not be found.

    • Replies: @AnotherDad
    @AnotherDad

    I see five basic requirements for maintaining a civilized nation. In order of importance:

    1) Protect your people and territory from invasion and conquest.
    Your territory pass on to your children, your posterity, for their use, intact.

    2) Maintain eugenic (or at least not dysgenic) fertility.
    Healthy, capable young men are able, and encouraged to form families and procreate. The fertility of the unhealthy, the unproductive, the criminal, the insane is suppressed. The quality of your people does not decline and ideally improves.

    3) Enforce rule-of-law.
    Internal disputes fairly adjudicated. Crime suppressed. People can engage in productive activity and build prosperous lives.

    4) Maintain and pass on your culture, norms, values, traditions.
    Your culture, values, norms--especially civilized sexual norms that build decent families--are maintained and passed on to your children.

    5) Limit state looting.
    The state--"the crown"--will always be there, but you must keep it from getting out of control and becoming such a parasitic drag that it consumes and pulls down productive activity.


    The Democrats as "the state party", naturally push toward the wrong side of #5.

    But now, with their chucking "rule-of-law" out the window this summer, the Democrats have the distinction of being opposed to everything needed to maintain civilization.

    Why is this election even close?

    Replies: @Polistra, @Rob McX

  231. @Jack D
    @syonredux

    There's a reason why models shouldn't talk - the same reason that intellectuals shouldn't do swimsuit modeling. Having a beautiful body doesn't make your thoughts profound.

    The mistake we make in our modern society is to look at models (and actresses, comedians, etc.) as actual models for conducting our lives and as founts of wisdom on social and political matters rather than as literal mannequins. I really wouldn't mind it if more American women relied on Emily's advice on hair and makeup and weight control (ESPECIALLY weight control). She clearly knows a lot about such matters (although much of her success must be due to her natural uh.. endowments). But you have to be an idiot to take child rearing advice from her.

    Recently I came across a bio of Johnny Carson which stated that he NEVER made his political views publicly known. He said that he wanted to entertain people and that taking political stands would detract from that. Johnny would make political jokes but they were aimed equally at all parties. Recently I came across an article saying that on the late night TV shows someone actually counted and 95% of the (usually barbed) jokes were aimed at Trump rather than Biden. I don't think most of them even count as jokes anymore - they are just lectures.

    Replies: @Jimbo, @syonredux, @Achmed E. Newman, @Reg Cæsar, @JMcG, @Alden, @Jim Don Bob

    Having a beautiful body doesn’t make your thoughts profound.

    The modeling bell curve may be to the left of the general one, but there is a right tail. The ambitious young Willow Bay went to the offices of Seventeen magazine to apply for a summer internship she could wave before the business school admissions committees. The magazine said, “No internship, miss. You’re going right to the cover.”

    (Not that Miss Bay has made the best use of her mental skills. I mean, the NBA?)

    Similarly, techies are bad at business, but their right tail makes up a lot of the Forbes 400.

    There’s a reason why models shouldn’t talk – the same reason that intellectuals shouldn’t do swimsuit modeling.

    Nor should politicians:

    Sarah Palin was a notable exception– also in Chicago:

    [MORE]

  232. @Reg Cæsar
    @Jack D


    Biden and his Magic Negress Kamala
     
    His Hindu kush(ion).

    Oh, for the days when you could call a politician's wife a "jet-black, thick-lipped, odiferous negro wench". Even if she's a refined and capable octoroon.

    Replies: @lysias, @Servant of Gla'aki

    Thank you for reminding me of the existence of Dick Johnson, America’s Greatest Vice-President.

    I’d been meaning to purchase his biography, and have now done so. A review of that august tome, contains a great quote:

    Over the last 200 years, the country has elected a variety of colorful figures to national office. Drunkards, racists, slave holders, philanderers, war heroes, populists, demagogues, humanitarians, misogynists, embezzlers, patriots, and nepotists, all have walked the halls of the Capitol and the White House. Yet rarely has a man been sent to Washington who could be defined by all of those descriptors at once.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Servant of Gla'aki


    misogynists
     
    They misspelled "miscegenists". Or maybe it was autocorrected. The word is out of fashion.

    This is a fascinating history of the War Department's Choctaw Academy, based on Johnson's plantation-- that's him on the right:

    https://www.booktopia.com.au/http_coversbooktopiacomau/600/9780190053826/5210/great-crossings.jpg

    , @syonredux
    @Servant of Gla'aki

    Any man who wants to conquer the Hollow Earth has got my vote:

    https://www.erbzine.com/mag30/arctic.jpg

    https://live.staticflickr.com/4868/32404570498_5c1948d62d_b.jpg

  233. @AnotherDad
    @Jack D


    It would be nice if that happened but I don’t think this is going to change anyone’s mind at this late date. Center City was already looted once this summer, only a few months ago. If you were inclined to vote for Biden up until today, more rioting is not going to persuade you. You might even believe that Biden and his Magic Negress Kamala are just the thing that we need to bring about racial healing.
     
    I think it helps with the back-n-forthers and with Trump turnout. But overall, one assumes people are locked in.

    This election is a shit test for America, and specifically for suburban white women.

    The Democrats decided to chuck this--apparently racist--"rule of law" thing--which seems pretty freaking fundamental to me--and from good-white suburbanites ... yawn. Whatever their IQ, a people more lacking in "wisdom" can not be found.

    Replies: @AnotherDad

    I see five basic requirements for maintaining a civilized nation. In order of importance:

    1) Protect your people and territory from invasion and conquest.
    Your territory pass on to your children, your posterity, for their use, intact.

    2) Maintain eugenic (or at least not dysgenic) fertility.
    Healthy, capable young men are able, and encouraged to form families and procreate. The fertility of the unhealthy, the unproductive, the criminal, the insane is suppressed. The quality of your people does not decline and ideally improves.

    3) Enforce rule-of-law.
    Internal disputes fairly adjudicated. Crime suppressed. People can engage in productive activity and build prosperous lives.

    4) Maintain and pass on your culture, norms, values, traditions.
    Your culture, values, norms–especially civilized sexual norms that build decent families–are maintained and passed on to your children.

    5) Limit state looting.
    The state–“the crown”–will always be there, but you must keep it from getting out of control and becoming such a parasitic drag that it consumes and pulls down productive activity.

    The Democrats as “the state party”, naturally push toward the wrong side of #5.

    But now, with their chucking “rule-of-law” out the window this summer, the Democrats have the distinction of being opposed to everything needed to maintain civilization.

    Why is this election even close?

    • Agree: Corn, YetAnotherAnon
    • Replies: @Polistra
    @AnotherDad

    Dude, 5 out of 5 on your Five Point Plan have already been disqualified as "Racist!"

    Now who you gonna believe, the MSM or your lying eyes? The MSM, that's who.

    , @Rob McX
    @AnotherDad


    Why is this election even close?
     
    Because, unfortunately, even the white majority aren't aware of the five requirements you list for maintaining a civilized nation. Many aren't even aware of the first one. They're jingoistic about supporting the military in foreign countries where it has no business, but they can't see that their country is being invaded and they themselves being replaced.
  234. @Reg Cæsar

    Obviously, a nightmare scenario for Democrats’ is — at the last moment — a blue city in the key swing state of Pennsylvania being sacked over a routine black-crazy-man-with-a-knife-shooting.
     
    Or maybe not. Depends on what the folks in the Tract Cymraeg ym maestrefi Philadelphia do. And King of Prussia.

    The criticism of polls is that they underestimated Trump's strength in 2016. But not quite... they overestimated it in the states he lost. The real story is they missed the division growing in this country.

    It takes 18 clicks to read through this, but it goes through Fivethirtyeight's poll averages of 2016 and 2020, compares the polls and results of four years ago, and extrapolates to next week:

    Polls Are Biased: Trump Will Again Deliver A Stunning Upset (Update 1)

    (It is eight days old, though.)


    5. California
    Fivethirtyeight 2016 prediction: Trump loses by 22.5 points

    Actual result: Trump lost by 30.1 points

    Fivethirtyeight 2020 prediction: Trump loses by 31 points

    Insider Monkey Prediction: Trump loses by 38.6 points


    12. Hawaii
    Fivethirtyeight 2016 prediction: Trump loses by 24.5 points

    Actual result: Trump lost by 32.2 points

    Fivethirtyeight 2020 prediction: Trump loses by 35.7 points

    Insider Monkey Prediction: Trump loses by 43 points

    14. Illinois
    Fivethirtyeight 2016 prediction: Trump loses by 12.8 points

    Actual result: Trump lost by 17.1 points

    Fivethirtyeight 2020 prediction: Trump loses by 19.7 points

    Insider Monkey Prediction: Trump loses by 24 points

     

    Likewise, the states Trump won in 2016 will generally win by even greater margins this time, with a few exceptions like Georgia and Texas.

    We're splitting into Trumpland, which is contiguous, and three isolated, nutso Leftlands centered around Bos-Wash, Chicago, and LA-SeaTac. Perhaps a Black Belt connecting Atlanta and NOLA.

    On the other hand, this is eight days old, missing the final debate and the COVID recuperation. Trump could increase across the board. You'd think he'd have to improve in Washington and Oregon, what with the Oldest Established Permanent Floating Riot Peaceful Protest in Portland and Seattle.

    Replies: @epebble, @MBlanc46

    538’s odds on Nov 1, 2016 (7 days before election): 28.8% Trump, 71.2% Clinton

    538’s odds on Election day (Nov 8, 2016): 28.6% Trump, 71.4% Clinton

    538’s odds today Oct 27, 2020 (7 days before election): 12% Trump, 88% Clinton

    Going by 538’s odds, Trump winning is possible, but the probabilities are getting near quantum mechanical odds of Trump-Biden spontaneous interchange.

    • Replies: @John Johnson
    @epebble

    538’s odds on Nov 1, 2016 (7 days before election): 28.8% Trump, 71.2% Clinton

    538’s odds on Election day (Nov 8, 2016): 28.6% Trump, 71.4% Clinton

    538’s odds today Oct 27, 2020 (7 days before election): 12% Trump, 88% Clinton

    Going by 538’s odds, Trump winning is possible, but the probabilities are getting near quantum mechanical odds of Trump-Biden spontaneous interchange.

    That's one way of looking at it.

    Another possibility is that his methodology is flawed and these numbers are meaningless.

    There has been talk that you simply can't get reliable numbers from Trump voters.

    It's a myth that you can poll anything and that is one of the first lessons in college level statistics. For example you can't poll women on how much they weigh.

    The media doesn't get this and will actually post the results of drug use polls as science. This is where they get the argument that Blacks use less drugs than Whites. Well it could also be that Whites are more honest about drug use when polled.

  235. @Truth
    @Fred Flintstone

    Looks like Trump just carried Pennsylvania especially if there’s looting in center city.

    Why? Is Biden the incumbent?

    Replies: @Travis, @John Johnson

    Rioting would help Trump, win Pennsylvania, because they realize that the incumbents running Philadelphia are Democrats. Which is why the media silence on any coverage from the riots and describe the looting as being a protest.

    The Governor of Pennsylvania is a Democrat. He was re-elected in 2019.
    Democrats have been the running Philadelphia for decades.
    Philadelphia has had a Black Police Commissioners since 2002
    45% of the police officers in Philly are non-white

    yet Philadelphia will continue to vote in the incumbents who have been running the police department for generations.

    • Replies: @Truth
    @Travis


    Rioting would help Trump, win Pennsylvania, because they realize that the incumbents running Philadelphia are Democrats
     
    Oh, I get it...

    "I'm voting for The Donald."

    "Why?"
    Rioting would help Trump, win Pennsylvania, because they realize that the incumbents running Philadelphia are Democrats"

    "Because all of that rioting in Philly, and Chicago, and Portland and Minnesotta, and New York, and that CHAZ foolishness in Seattle, would have NEVER happened if he were president!"

    (Lord, strength, please?)

    Replies: @Hernan Pizzaro del Blanco

  236. @Stan Adams
    @Steve from Detroit

    Not to be a sperg, but the election is next Tuesday.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Not to be a sperg, but the election is next Tuesday.

    The real election is on a Monday. December 14th. (PDF)

    We learn the outcome on January 6th. Mike Pence will deliver the epiphany.

    As Joe Biden did last time. Enjoy:

    (If anyone can understand the two protesters of color, please translate for us. The white guy is clearer, of speech if not of thought.)

    Congresswoman Maxine Waters Booed After Objection To Electoral College Count

    • Replies: @Stan Adams
    @Reg Cæsar


    If anyone can understand the two protesters of color, please translate for us.
     
    The black guy sounds like Charlie Brown's teacher, or maybe the Swedish Chef.
  237. @Ben tillman
    @YetAnotherAnon

    What a great album Ladies of the Canyon was!

    Replies: @YetAnotherAnon

    “What a great album Ladies of the Canyon was!”

    Yes. As well as standards like The Circle Game and Woodstock there’s stuff that only Joni could sing – like The Arrangement and Rainy Night House. And Conversation shows that the poor little Canuck ingenue “coming to people’s parties fumbling deaf dumb and blind” could do Alpha Bitch with the best of them.

    She removes him like a ring
    To wash her hands
    She only brings him out to show her friends
    I want to free him

    • Agree: ben tillman
    • Replies: @ben tillman
    @YetAnotherAnon

    Yes, that verse is tremendous.

  238. @Alec Leamas (hard at work)
    @Jack D


    By the time that Walter charged the police with his knife, it was far too late. They really had no choice but to put him down like a rabid dog. (All those saying, as the papers say, that he was not within “arm’s reach” are talking nonsense. He could have closed the gap and stabbed the cops faster than you can read these words.)
     
    Law Enforcement personnel are trained that the distance at which an edged weapon is deadly is 21 feet - in other words, after studying the circumstance it was concluded that a man with an edged weapon can close 21 feet and inflict a fatal wound while being shot. Therefore the use of deadly force is justified in defense of the Officer's life and safety at 21 feet.

    I've seen the video, and Walter was much closer than 21 feet with knife in hand when he was first shot.

    Replies: @JMcG, @Polistra

    That’s the Tuller drill. It’s taught to concealed carry permit holders as well as police officers.

  239. @Steve from Detroit
    This Philadelphia imbroglio was clearly an Outlook user error. The rioting is supposed to start NEXT Monday night, around 11:00 PM Eastern, when the networks are forced to call the election for Trump.

    There is a DNC admin who is about to lose her job. "Becca, I told you to calendar the rioting for Monday, 11/2, not 10/26!"

    Replies: @Stan Adams, @AnotherDad

    The rioting is supposed to start NEXT Monday night, around 11:00 PM Eastern, when the networks are forced to call the election for Trump.

    Steve, while i have no more idea what’s going to happen then anyone else here, the one thing i’m sure of is that the networks will not be calling this election for Trump. Not next Tuesday night, probably not ever.

    They made that mistake last time and won’t let it happen again.

    They can call it for Biden. But otherwise this election will not be over until David Boies has had a chance to explain to the Supreme Court that “democracy” is not really “democracy” when a bunch of flyover country white gentiles get a say in governing their nation and vote in Trump.

    • Agree: bruce county
  240. @El Dato
    @Alfa158

    But it looks damn good. I mean MG4x mounted on steadycam harnesses? Yes!

    OT MEANWHILE:

    Was Philip K. Dick right all along?

    Hysteria over Amy Coney Barrett reflects the complete lack of respect for Christian beliefs that is now so common


    What few people seem prepared to acknowledge is that the mania appears to be based around Barrett being a Catholic. There’s no evidence that Barrett believes in any wild conspiracy theories, but that hasn’t stopped the crazy claims. And what’s telling is that this isn’t the only nutty overreaction to a religious person lately.

    Guardians of the Galaxy actor Chris Pratt was targeted for cancellation by the mob. The reasoning used to justify this was based around Pratt being a Christian, and those beliefs somehow equating with white supremacy. How the two were connected was never explained, but that was where the hysteria lay. It ended with the ‘Avengers’ cast coming to his defense, stating that Pratt was a man of great moral character.

    Another Christian who weighed in on this in Hollywood was Matthew McConaughey. The Emmy-nominated actor discussed it during his appearance on The Joe Rogan Experience. He stated that he had seen ‘closeted’ Christians in Hollywood start to applaud when he would thank God at an awards show, then stop themselves. This is an odd way of looking at one’s faith. It’s meant to be something that people are proud of, and yet in Hollywood if you celebrate it, you face meeting the same fate as Chris Pratt.
     
    PKD thought that time literally had not moved forward since the Roman Empire and that persecution was ongoing:

    https://i.postimg.cc/RVqzQ4cx/rcrumb-pkd6.png

    Replies: @MEH 0910

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @MEH 0910

    As long as you're feeling crumby, why not just link to Hunter Joe Blow?


    https://i1.wp.com/www.williamstout.com/news/journal/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/JoeBlow.jpg

  241. @Jack D
    @syonredux

    There's a reason why models shouldn't talk - the same reason that intellectuals shouldn't do swimsuit modeling. Having a beautiful body doesn't make your thoughts profound.

    The mistake we make in our modern society is to look at models (and actresses, comedians, etc.) as actual models for conducting our lives and as founts of wisdom on social and political matters rather than as literal mannequins. I really wouldn't mind it if more American women relied on Emily's advice on hair and makeup and weight control (ESPECIALLY weight control). She clearly knows a lot about such matters (although much of her success must be due to her natural uh.. endowments). But you have to be an idiot to take child rearing advice from her.

    Recently I came across a bio of Johnny Carson which stated that he NEVER made his political views publicly known. He said that he wanted to entertain people and that taking political stands would detract from that. Johnny would make political jokes but they were aimed equally at all parties. Recently I came across an article saying that on the late night TV shows someone actually counted and 95% of the (usually barbed) jokes were aimed at Trump rather than Biden. I don't think most of them even count as jokes anymore - they are just lectures.

    Replies: @Jimbo, @syonredux, @Achmed E. Newman, @Reg Cæsar, @JMcG, @Alden, @Jim Don Bob

    It’s funny how the papers have taken to reporting the Trump skits on SNL as if they are news. I guess nobody watches it anymore, but they want to make sure people see it anyway. Of course, no one reads newspapers anymore either.

  242. @Truth
    @Fred Flintstone

    Looks like Trump just carried Pennsylvania especially if there’s looting in center city.

    Why? Is Biden the incumbent?

    Replies: @Travis, @John Johnson

    Looks like Trump just carried Pennsylvania especially if there’s looting in center city.

    Why? Is Biden the incumbent?

    You would think so but this doesn’t seem true for libs.

    Portland has had non stop rioting I mean mostly peaceful protests and they are backing a nutcase communist that thinks their current leftist mayor is too moderate given his minimal support for police (only after a failed attempt at talking it out with rioters).

  243. Undocumented Shoppers in Philadelphia

    I don’t think this is what Sir Elton Bernie Taupin meant by “Philadelphia Freedom”. Certainly not in the record stores. That would affect royalty sums.

    I’m sure at least some of the looted equipment turns out to be defective. Has anyone tried to return it for replacement or refund? That’s called חוּצפָּה.

  244. @Father O'Hara
    @Travis

    No,he didn't select a black VP. I don't think he selected her,I think she was,in a manner of speaking,thrust upon him. And she is hardly black. Can't blacks figure out that she is biologically more Indian,and culturally way more Indian than black?
    He could have picked a real black woman. Like maybe the one who thought Trump said real coyotes are dragging kids across the border.

    Replies: @Travis, @Alden

    She is more Black than Obama was. She is a descendant of west African slaves, like most African Americans. Her father was the progeny of slaves brought to the new World. While I agree she is more Indian than Black, she is Black enough to be considered Black by most Americans.

    While she may have more Indian DNA than African DNA, she also has less white Blood than our first Black President. Hard to say who Biden really wanted as VP, maybe Elizabeth Warren was his first choice. Does not really matter if he was pressured to choose Kamala, Blacks turnout will be helped by having a half Black VP instead of a white VP.

  245. @Jack D
    @Anonymous

    There is a possibility that the Covid virus may have mechanisms that defend infected cells against other viral infections like the flu - it is in Covid's interest not to have any competition.

    Replies: @epebble

    Virus is just a complex set of protein molecules. It is hard to imagine a mechanism by which a virus can help a cell to defend against another virus. If Covid virus enters a cell, it is usually bad for the cell. Without entering a cell, a Covid virus can’t act from a distance. It is possible that antibodies against Covid may have a slight protection against Flu virus.

    More likely scenario, is the combination of masking, social distancing, washing hands, remote working, not congregating, not travelling and may be increased level of flu vaccination is shutting down flu.

  246. @R.G. Camara
    I saw an episode of Hoarders once where it was a young 20s black man and his middle-aged mother living together in an apartment building in NYC.

    The son came off as a decent, milquetoast, quiet guy, and he taught tennis for a living to city kids. Mom also came off as decent and pleasant. Both had their NYC apartment filled to the brim with crap and could barely move.

    The I realized it: although the show never said where in NYC they lived, it was obvious they lived in a lower-class black community based on the outside shots of the building and the interior set up of the apartment. In other words, they were living in a high-crime area. These folks were scared to go outside thanks to other blacks, and so had walled themselves up for protection with all their stuff.

    I felt really bad for them at that point. Clearly, they weren't high enough earners to move out, but they weren't "thug" folks to ignore or take part in the the chaos around them. They were decent folks stuck in a bad situation.These were the kind of blacks a tough-on-crime policy helped the most: those too timid and poor to fight or flight.

    God bless them, I hope they are voting Trump, because this kind of thing terrifies them as much as it scares the non-black residents those BLM thugs are terrifying.

    Replies: @Hangnail Hans, @Redman, @Anonymous, @Anonymous, @njguy73

    Ah yes, can’t have a story like this without a ‘poor innocent victimized black people’ tale throw in..

  247. anonymous[251] • Disclaimer says:

    Suicide by Cop

    Unz Review readers should become familiar with this increasingly familiar event.

    The relatives of the urban Black guy who does suicide by cop are expected to receive huge multi $ million $ tax payer payouts after a suicide by cop with all kinds of threats of protests (riots and looting) if the ransom demands aren’t met.

  248. I can’t wait to read “The Conservative Case for Rioting” in National Review.

    • Replies: @Muggles
    @JohnnyD


    I can’t wait to read “The Conservative Case for Rioting” in National Review.
     
    If the Dems sweep in the elections, you may want to write that one yourself.

    But practice some first...
  249. @Hernan Pizzaro del Blanco
    @prosa123

    If these riots helped Biden they would be broadcasting the riots on CNN 24/7

    Trump wins PA if white turnout is high. The rioting highlights another reason to vote for Trump, so those who may be upset about the Wall not getting done may decide to vote for Trump despite his shortcomings. Trump needs higher white turnout this year to make-up for the loss of so many White voters since 2016.

    PA is now 80% white , down from 81% in 2016 when 56% of white Pennsylvanians voted for Trump. To Win this year the white turnout needs to be higher or 57% of whites need to vote for Trump. At this point it looks like Trump will win PA again.

    Replies: @Richard B

    If these riots helped Biden they would be broadcasting the riots on CNN 24/7

    That’s exactly right. And I agree with the rest of your comment. Unfortunately, none of it will matter if they steal the election.

  250. @Ian Smith
    @Fidelios Automata

    Nothing makes blacks more contemptuous than a white person who does them a favor.

    Replies: @Truth, @njguy73

    Well; having to listen to that twangy, banjo “all my exes live in Texas” shit you guys like to sing along to, on a 7 hour roadtrip does present a close rival.

    • Replies: @Ian Smith
    @Truth

    Is it any worse than grunting about ‘b*****s all ova muh dik, nigguh’ over a sampled jungle beat?

    Replies: @Truth

  251. @Jack D
    @syonredux

    There's a reason why models shouldn't talk - the same reason that intellectuals shouldn't do swimsuit modeling. Having a beautiful body doesn't make your thoughts profound.

    The mistake we make in our modern society is to look at models (and actresses, comedians, etc.) as actual models for conducting our lives and as founts of wisdom on social and political matters rather than as literal mannequins. I really wouldn't mind it if more American women relied on Emily's advice on hair and makeup and weight control (ESPECIALLY weight control). She clearly knows a lot about such matters (although much of her success must be due to her natural uh.. endowments). But you have to be an idiot to take child rearing advice from her.

    Recently I came across a bio of Johnny Carson which stated that he NEVER made his political views publicly known. He said that he wanted to entertain people and that taking political stands would detract from that. Johnny would make political jokes but they were aimed equally at all parties. Recently I came across an article saying that on the late night TV shows someone actually counted and 95% of the (usually barbed) jokes were aimed at Trump rather than Biden. I don't think most of them even count as jokes anymore - they are just lectures.

    Replies: @Jimbo, @syonredux, @Achmed E. Newman, @Reg Cæsar, @JMcG, @Alden, @Jim Don Bob

    Didn’t Jay Leno get fired because he made too many Clinton Monica Lewinski jokes. ?

    There’s a black guy who has a 20 second pop up. He says “ When you’re working in the White House, you like Trump Soon as you leave the White House you write your I hate Trump book”

    Short, smart and funny.

  252. @AnotherDad
    @Fidelios Automata


    In a more sane world, blacks would thank police for taking this lunatic out of their midst. How many fellow blacks would he have killed (or has he already killed)?
     
    Exactly. Blacks are the people who most need the police around. Their situation would go downhill a hell of a lot faster without the cops than mine.

    The simple reality:
    The biggest problem with being poor in America is being around other poor people.
    The biggest problem with being black in America is being around other black people.

    If Trump had his rhetorical shit together, he'd have made this point, and wrapped up a consistent message that blacks need the same thing as other Americans--the rule of law, keeping their neighbors safe, and an end to illegal and mass immigration to preserve their jobs, wages, housing and schools so they and their children can live their American Dream.

    Biden/Harris Democrats: lies, looting and lockdowns.
    Trump: liberty, prosperity and the American Dream.

    Replies: @Rob McX, @anonymous

    Under Trump the number of blacks in the middle class will decline because right wing populists want to take away affirmative action and shut down government agencies pressuring the private sector to hire more blacks.

  253. @syonredux
    @Jack D


    Jennifer Lawrence: I voted for John McCain rather than Barack Obama
    The actor says she voted for the Republican party the first time she was eligible but Donald Trump’s election ‘changed everything’

     

    The actor Jennifer Lawrence used to vote Republican, she has revealed. Speaking on Dear Media’s Absolutely Not podcast, Lawrence told host Heather McMahan she “grew up Republican. My first time voting, I voted for John McCain. I was a little Republican.”
     

    Lawrence said she remained grateful for her upbringing as it enabled her to “see the fiscal benefits of some of the Republican policies” while also noting that her and the party’s views on social issues “weren’t in line”.
     

    “When Donald Trump got elected, that just changed everything,” said Lawrence. “This is an impeached president who’s broken many laws and refused to condemn white supremacy and it feels there’s been a line drawn in the sand.”
     
    https://www.theguardian.com/film/2020/oct/22/jennifer-lawrence-voted-republican-until-donald-trump-john-mccain

    Replies: @syonredux, @El Dato

    Jennifer Lawrence looked good in those Hunger Games movies. Otherwise, I dunno nothing about her.

  254. @SunBakedSuburb
    @Buffalo Joe

    "Sad these foolish White women"

    I still think white women are the most exquisite creatures on this here earth, despite evidence to the contrary.

    Replies: @Whiskey, @Truth

    Whiskey, I like White women

    I still think white women are the most exquisite creatures on this here earth,

    Guys, stop pandering, you aren’t running for office.

    I mean, you’re white men, you’d trade your wives in for piefaces tomorrow if you could save the divorce money…

  255. @Alden
    @Travis

    White flight is White revenge for the destruction of the cities by blacks.

    Replies: @Hangnail Hans, @John Johnson

    As such, it’s pretty ineffective.
    However, it does save lives..

  256. @MLK
    How about this incident?

    https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/philly-das-office-employee-kills-armed-sex-worker-in-self-defense-officials-say/2570372/

    Sleepy Joe is all done in PA:

    …Troubling for Mr. Biden in a different way is the fact that he has not yet matched Mrs. Clinton’s share of support in Philadelphia proper. Averaging the results of the two recent polls, he has the backing of 73 percent of Philadelphia voters, down from 83 percent for Mrs. Clinton in 2016. According to the Times/Siena poll, Mr. Trump was supported by 24 percent of Philadelphians, nine points ahead of his exit poll numbers in 2016.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/25/us/politics/pennsylvania-polls-biden-trump.html
     

    Replies: @MLK

    Hmmmm:

  257. @Bardon Kaldian
    @syonredux

    And they say that (most) women don't wanted to be treated as sex objects.

    Here are my words of wisdom: virtually all women, with very few exceptions, would die to be lusted after as sex objects- only if they could.

    Replies: @Corn, @Alden

    Here are my words of wisdom: virtually all women, with very few exceptions, would die to be lusted after as sex objects- only if they could.

    I think PJ O’Rourke had a line once about older women: “the hell of the formerly attractive “.

    I think it’s a “grass is always greener” thing. The sexy woman tires of being viewed through lustful eyes. The unsexy or formerly sexy woman wishes desperately she were viewed by such.

    • Replies: @Bardon Kaldian
    @Corn

    I didn't mean it literally, 100%. And I am not having in mind unwelcome advances of "creeps united". Just, physical attractiveness means much more to women than to men.

  258. @Alden
    @Anonymous

    Reality note.

    When they move to America, the Chinese, as well as other Asians vote the black Jewish Hispanic asian mena anti White party, the Democrats.

    So whatever Chinese in China think of blacks, as soon as Chinese immigrants can vote they vote solidly Democrat in solidarity with the other critters of color. American Chinese, even Gold Rush descendants vote solidly for the anti White democrat party too.

    Replies: @Hangnail Hans

    After the next few years, many white people will finally have woken up. But they will discover that the political landscape has been re-engineered so as to prevent their exercising any influence ever again.

    And of course, the media hate campaign against them will never let up. So most still won’t even dare to try.

    The nation is about to change dramatically…in just a week from now. On the bright side, covid will no longer be a problem, especially after Jan 20. We can forget all about it!

  259. @MEH 0910
    @El Dato

    https://twitter.com/brainpickings/status/690923229943353345

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    As long as you’re feeling crumby, why not just link to Hunter Joe Blow?

  260. @AnotherDad
    @Jack D


    If it’s a new rule that the cops can no longer shoot people who are about to stab them then it’s all over for urban America. Cops are not going to agree to allow themselves to be stabbed. Either they will shoot or they will quit. (BTW did they mention the race of the cops?) If every time a black is shot by police there is a riot then business in our cities is not possible.
     
    We're doing plenty of completely insane stuff--mass immigration, female careerism/dysgenic fertility, massive China trade deficits, money printing without end-- that is clearly illogical and unsustainable, destructive to maintaining a prosperous civilized nation ... because people with 1500 SAT scores deem it "wisdom", "who who we are".

    What's one more illogical piece of nonsense gonna do? Drive a few more businesses out to some suburban whitetopia? Construction dollars!

    We're living off the civilizational, physical and reputational capital that my ancestors built up conquering and settling and building America. Now the joint's run by greedy, graspy and clueless a*holes and we're running that down.

    But to quote some smarty pants Scot, "there's a great deal of ruin in a nation".

    Replies: @Father O'Hara, @Nico

    We’re living off the civilizational, physical and reputational capital that my ancestors built up conquering and settling and building America.

    The same is largely true in Western Europe.

    My only hope is that the PJs don’t conserve enough of the supply chain, once they’ve finished off the cities, to overrun the countryside the way the Soviets did. We need to take our inspiration from the siege of Paris Commune in dealing with our cities.

  261. @JimDandy
    Burn, Baby, Burn! MAGA inferno!

    https://english.cdn.zeenews.com/sites/default/files/2020/10/14/892764-trump-dancing.jpg

    Replies: @Travis, @Old and Grumpy, @Hangnail Hans

    Satisfaction! Came from a chain reaction.

  262. @S. Anonyia
    @syonredux

    McCain was also more conservative on a few of her precious social issues, including gay marriage. Trump was never publicly opposed to it, while McCain ran on the platform of traditional marriage (in part).

    Part of the love for 90s/2000s era neocons is because they acted as predictable, controlled opposition. Liberals’ real issue with Trump is that he isn’t an old fuddy-duddy, and so he makes conservative positions more palatable/accessible to normal Americans.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Unladen Swallow

    Part of the love for 90s/2000s era neocons is because they acted as predictable, controlled opposition.

    Predictable controlled opposition who always loses. The Washington Generals role.

    Also the way this is supposed to work is that the Dems want to shift the Overton Window 1,000 miles to the Left (let’s let in ONE BILLION immigrants) and RINOs are supposed to say, no, no, no only shift it 500 miles (we’ll settle for 100 million). Then the Dems call the Rs Nazis for daring to say this and then they “compromise” at 500 million.

    Liberals’ real issue with Trump is that he isn’t an old fuddy-duddy

    Liberals’ real issue with Trump is that he won.

  263. These are the Reza Azlan riots peaceful protests.

  264. @Known Fact
    @Jack D

    When every second counts, the social workers are minutes away

    Replies: @Muggles

    When every second counts, the social workers are minutes away

    Yes. Also unarmed, highly probable female, thus unable to “control” any angry larger person, especially a young male.

    Also, probably overweight, out of shape, between 25-40, few if any self defense skills or training. May or may not be bilingual.

    Most of their work involves single parent welfare moms or sorting out abuse claims of said bastard children.

    Q: How many social workers does it take to control an angry crazed person?
    A: How many you got?

    Finally, few if any have any general powers of arrest. Even the children cases have to be referred out, usually, to DAs or cops. Police often work alone and might encounter random crazies.

    You may as well put grade school teachers out there dealing with the George Floyds of the world. After a few dozen of them are brutally maimed or killed, they might decide it was a poor idea to replace the real police.

    Yes it’s too bad mentally ill acting out people might be killed. But on the street, hood rats usually leave them alone because they are too unpredictable. If Mama can’t control her 35 year old crazy son who waves knives, swords or firearms, how is a social worker going to do that? Or anyone else?

    • Replies: @Brutusale
    @Muggles

    I dunno, if I was trying to get an angry black guy under control, rolling a chubby white girl in front of him would be one of the things I'd try.

    Replies: @AnotherDad, @Kolya Krassotkin

  265. @Barnard
    @Travis

    Black turnout in this election is a wild card. In 2016 it decreased from previous highs under Obama, but remained higher than it was during the elections George W. Bush won in 2000 and 2004. Based on turnout models I have seen, a small increase or decrease in black turnout from 2016 would not an impact on any individual state results. It would need to go to either Obama or Bush election win levels to make a difference.

    Replies: @Hernan Pizzaro del Blanco

    Black turnout will not reach Obama levels and Trump might get 12% of the black vote this year. This is one reason Trump wins PA this year. He still needs a high white turnout to win Pennsylvania to win. Trump needs 57% of the white voters to vote for him to win.

  266. @TWS
    @TelfoedJohn

    If that makes sense to you, you're an idiot or a troll. Maybe both, why limit yourself?

    Replies: @William Badwhite

    If that makes sense to you, you’re an idiot or a troll

    Its the bizarre phenomenon of non-Americans weighing in on relatively obscure aspects of American life. I wonder if we can get Corvirus to go to the UK or Malaysian or whatever version of iSteve and blather at them. Plus the odds are he’d know (NOTICE!!) more about what’s going on there than he does here.

  267. @Tono Bungay
    Speaking of bad behavior in big cities, has anyone ID'd or racially described the gang that beat the Japanese jazz pianist in Harlem? The NYT did a long story on it without bothering to mention the race of "a group of about eight young people who blocked his way to the turnstiles" -- even though the attack was recorded by security cameras and the victim obviously saw them. I searched for "Philadelphia" in the Times this morning and found nothing, although it's still early and perhaps it's not yet "fit to print."

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy, @Hypnotoad666, @Jack D, @Anonymous

    Speaking of bad behavior in big cities, has anyone ID’d or racially described the gang that beat the Japanese jazz pianist in Harlem?

    Haven’t heard anything, but at least the Amber Alert has ended for the missing rapper…

    https://nypost.com/2020/10/26/body-of-missing-rapper-found-in-truck-of-friends-car-following-crash/

  268. @syonredux

    "We won't know the gender until our child is 18 and that they'll let us know then."

    Model Emily Ratajkowski has announced her pregnancy with a personal essay exploring questions of her unborn child's gender and identity.
     

    It's interesting how models like Emily Ratajkowski who go on and on about gender indeterminacy usually don't happen to be terribly gender indeterminate themselves. It's almost as if being highly gender determinate is the prime way to being a model.
     
    Indeed. I know that I certainly have very little difficulty determining Miss Ratajkowski's gender....


    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-pds9lV_kOKw/UwrvDUISMKI/AAAAAAAFWBE/pSjDaQhrXQg/s1600/Emily-Ratajkowski-33.jpg


    https://twitter.com/Steve_Sailer/status/1321000062277750785

    Replies: @Alec Leamas (hard at work), @the one they call Desanex, @Barnard, @Bardon Kaldian, @Truth, @Jack D, @AnotherDad, @Father O'Hara, @ThreeCranes, @anon, @Lot

    M & Ms. mmmmm, yummy.

  269. @R.G. Camara
    @Jack D

    Are you nuts?

    Every guy who was being henpecked into voting for Biden is going to swerve to Trump after this.

    And lots of suburban PA women are going that way too....secretly.

    Replies: @Father O'Hara, @Polynikes, @Redman, @Supply and Demand

    College educated people (like myself) clearly understand that the cop was in the wrong, and some of us have firsthand experiences of Totalitarian regimes that can sufficiently gestapo their minorities without spilling blood in the streets.

  270. @AndrewR
    @AnotherDad

    A young maiden should not leave the house unchaperoned or uncovered.

    Replies: @Alden

    So you’re a Muslim who will rape any woman out alone without an armed man to protect her from other Muslim men. The Muslim religion as said by the prophet states that any woman not accompanied by a man can be seized captured raped and taken into slavery by any man who can do so.

    The prophet meant time of war. But Muslims like you interpret it to mean any women or girl going to and from school work shopping for her family etc

    In Central & S Asia MENA Sicily and Spain during the Muslim occupations Christians jews Hindus Zoroastrians Buddhist and Muslim communities lived side by side In ethnically religiously self contained communities for 1,500 years.

    Yet only the Muslim women had to be wrapped in sheets and accompanied by a man when they left the house. Because Muslim men were notorious rapist horny beasts unable to control their sexual emergencies if they saw an unguarded women.

    What does that say about Muslim men? Even a thousand years ago Europeans laughed about the raping culture of Islam What’s wrong with them ? Have they no control? Were the questions.

    Non Muslim women went shopping, ( a daily chore before refrigeration) took their children out and about, went to church, visited, worked in the family business and dealt with men customers and co workers, They led normal lives in communities just a city block away from the Muslim quarter where any woman or girl child who went out alone could be legally raped by any sex maniac who grabbed her.

    Chaperones are really a class, not a moral thing that you can’t trust wives and daughters and or that the men in your city are sex crazed rapists with no more control than animals in mating

    It’s a class thing. “ I’m so rich I have enough help that one of the maids can spend her days accompanying my women instead of doing housework. I’m so rich I can support my widowed sister in comfort and a salary in exchange for her accompany daughters. Chaperones were a status symbol, just as expensive activities. Week in Africa pretending to help Africans build latrines, and tutors are status symbols today.

    The epitome of I’m so rich was the Chinese custom of crippling the feet of wealthy women so they couldn’t walk So they weren’t just accompanied by an aunt or maid but needed a litter and 4 men slaves when they went out.

    Regarding being safe from rape. I remember in some college liberalology course I read a federal survey of White and black children and teens. It was right after Brown vs Topeka 1953 desegregated the public schools. I assume the satanic federal government was planning for desegregation.

    One of the questions was “ what are you most afraid of”. Law enforcement child services physicians and ER workers weren’t shocked by the answer, but the do gooder feds sure were.

    A very large majority of the black girls including the 6&7 year olds greatest fear was being raped. By their own black men and boys including brothers of course.

    If you’re a White man, your Muslim comment was utterly degrading to your race and sex; that White men are disgusting sex maniac rapists like Muslims and blacks. If you’re a White man you are a traitor to your race and sex. Rape is a very rare crime for White men. So is dizzzgusting sex harassment in public. Rape and sex harassment is common among Muslim and black men.

    Chaperones and coverings aren’t necessary in White America because White men aren’t a danger to women. When you say women need chaperones and coverings, you’re really saying men are sex maniac rapists like animals in mating season and Muslims whose religion claims its legal and acceptable to rape any woman whose alone.

    • Replies: @AndrewR
    @Alden

    Lmaoo

  271. @anonymous-antimarxist
    @anonymous-antimarxist

    You still see cops with batons when they are on riot duty. But on those occasions they are lined up with other officers in shield wall. I never see regular patrol officers with baton. Their secondary weapon is now a taser.

    Replies: @Supply and Demand

    Good.

  272. @Old and Grumpy
    @JimDandy

    Yes indeed. If it interrupts voting in Philadelphia it is a very good thing for the state of PA. Also for all the MAGA diehards, let Democrats in the city and state own their mess for a change.

    Replies: @Alden, @Anonymous

    We need to pray for heavy rain and 40F temperatures all over the country next Tuesday.

  273. @AnotherDad
    @AnotherDad

    I see five basic requirements for maintaining a civilized nation. In order of importance:

    1) Protect your people and territory from invasion and conquest.
    Your territory pass on to your children, your posterity, for their use, intact.

    2) Maintain eugenic (or at least not dysgenic) fertility.
    Healthy, capable young men are able, and encouraged to form families and procreate. The fertility of the unhealthy, the unproductive, the criminal, the insane is suppressed. The quality of your people does not decline and ideally improves.

    3) Enforce rule-of-law.
    Internal disputes fairly adjudicated. Crime suppressed. People can engage in productive activity and build prosperous lives.

    4) Maintain and pass on your culture, norms, values, traditions.
    Your culture, values, norms--especially civilized sexual norms that build decent families--are maintained and passed on to your children.

    5) Limit state looting.
    The state--"the crown"--will always be there, but you must keep it from getting out of control and becoming such a parasitic drag that it consumes and pulls down productive activity.


    The Democrats as "the state party", naturally push toward the wrong side of #5.

    But now, with their chucking "rule-of-law" out the window this summer, the Democrats have the distinction of being opposed to everything needed to maintain civilization.

    Why is this election even close?

    Replies: @Polistra, @Rob McX

    Dude, 5 out of 5 on your Five Point Plan have already been disqualified as “Racist!”

    Now who you gonna believe, the MSM or your lying eyes? The MSM, that’s who.

  274. @astrolabe
    @Calvin Hobbes

    "Emergency reparations"?

    Replies: @Father Coughlin

    The truck that ran over the cop: “Truck of Reparation”

  275. @AnotherDad
    @AnotherDad

    I see five basic requirements for maintaining a civilized nation. In order of importance:

    1) Protect your people and territory from invasion and conquest.
    Your territory pass on to your children, your posterity, for their use, intact.

    2) Maintain eugenic (or at least not dysgenic) fertility.
    Healthy, capable young men are able, and encouraged to form families and procreate. The fertility of the unhealthy, the unproductive, the criminal, the insane is suppressed. The quality of your people does not decline and ideally improves.

    3) Enforce rule-of-law.
    Internal disputes fairly adjudicated. Crime suppressed. People can engage in productive activity and build prosperous lives.

    4) Maintain and pass on your culture, norms, values, traditions.
    Your culture, values, norms--especially civilized sexual norms that build decent families--are maintained and passed on to your children.

    5) Limit state looting.
    The state--"the crown"--will always be there, but you must keep it from getting out of control and becoming such a parasitic drag that it consumes and pulls down productive activity.


    The Democrats as "the state party", naturally push toward the wrong side of #5.

    But now, with their chucking "rule-of-law" out the window this summer, the Democrats have the distinction of being opposed to everything needed to maintain civilization.

    Why is this election even close?

    Replies: @Polistra, @Rob McX

    Why is this election even close?

    Because, unfortunately, even the white majority aren’t aware of the five requirements you list for maintaining a civilized nation. Many aren’t even aware of the first one. They’re jingoistic about supporting the military in foreign countries where it has no business, but they can’t see that their country is being invaded and they themselves being replaced.

  276. @Alec Leamas (hard at work)
    @Jack D


    By the time that Walter charged the police with his knife, it was far too late. They really had no choice but to put him down like a rabid dog. (All those saying, as the papers say, that he was not within “arm’s reach” are talking nonsense. He could have closed the gap and stabbed the cops faster than you can read these words.)
     
    Law Enforcement personnel are trained that the distance at which an edged weapon is deadly is 21 feet - in other words, after studying the circumstance it was concluded that a man with an edged weapon can close 21 feet and inflict a fatal wound while being shot. Therefore the use of deadly force is justified in defense of the Officer's life and safety at 21 feet.

    I've seen the video, and Walter was much closer than 21 feet with knife in hand when he was first shot.

    Replies: @JMcG, @Polistra

    Still unclear why a bullet or two wouldn’t have stopped him.

    Rather than ten or twelve. Granted, even one might well have been enough excuse for people to burn down the hood (they know white people money will build it back). And granted the MSM still purvey their “blacks at greater risk from cops” lie. But still.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Polistra

    You shoot until the threat is removed. You are using lethal force because your life is in imminent danger. Either your life is not in danger and you should not shoot at all or it is and the use of lethal force is justified. There is no in between. Maybe if you shoot the guy once he keeps coming and stabs you and then he dies later. How is that helpful to anyone? This is all textbook police training.

    Replies: @John Johnson

    , @Inquiring Mind
    @Polistra

    Aim for the leg?

    , @Johann Ricke
    @Polistra


    Still unclear why a bullet or two wouldn’t have stopped him.
     
    In the movies, a single bullet strike is enough to stop the bad guy in his tracks. Reality is not the movies. In one incident, a cop hit a shooter with 17 .45 rounds, which is a more powerful round than the standard issue 9mm police ammo. The gunfight, which lasted 56 seconds and involved 54 shots fired by both participants, ended only when one of the cop's rounds hit the shooter in the brain:

    https://americanhandgunner.com/the-ayoob-files/the-lessons-of-tim-gramins/

    A Florida encounter between the FBI and a couple of armed robbers ended up with 2 dead FBI agents. The robbers stayed up after being seriously injured and were only stopped by central nervous system damage inflicted by bullet wounds, both involving damage to the spinal cord. It took 18 bullet strikes combined to stop the two of them:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1986_FBI_Miami_shootout#Suspects

    An out-of-the-blue attack isn't like a chess game. You have a split second to react. If your reaction is off, you can end up in the ER (possibly resulting in being wheelchair bound or missing a vital organ) or the morgue. On average, 50 law enforcement personnel are killed in the course of deliberate felonious attacks per year (as opposed to heart attacks, car accidents, et al). In the UK, which has 1/5 the population, that number is 0.

    https://ucr.fbi.gov/leoka/2019/topic-pages/officers-feloniously-killed

    Replies: @Rob McX

  277. @the one they call Desanex
    @syonredux

    Emily Ratajkowski = I tweak yo milk jars.

    Replies: @Faraday's Bobcat

    Goddamnit now stop that

  278. @Muggles
    @Known Fact


    When every second counts, the social workers are minutes away
     
    Yes. Also unarmed, highly probable female, thus unable to "control" any angry larger person, especially a young male.

    Also, probably overweight, out of shape, between 25-40, few if any self defense skills or training. May or may not be bilingual.

    Most of their work involves single parent welfare moms or sorting out abuse claims of said bastard children.

    Q: How many social workers does it take to control an angry crazed person?
    A: How many you got?

    Finally, few if any have any general powers of arrest. Even the children cases have to be referred out, usually, to DAs or cops. Police often work alone and might encounter random crazies.

    You may as well put grade school teachers out there dealing with the George Floyds of the world. After a few dozen of them are brutally maimed or killed, they might decide it was a poor idea to replace the real police.

    Yes it's too bad mentally ill acting out people might be killed. But on the street, hood rats usually leave them alone because they are too unpredictable. If Mama can't control her 35 year old crazy son who waves knives, swords or firearms, how is a social worker going to do that? Or anyone else?

    Replies: @Brutusale

    I dunno, if I was trying to get an angry black guy under control, rolling a chubby white girl in front of him would be one of the things I’d try.

    • Replies: @AnotherDad
    @Brutusale

    Classic.

    , @Kolya Krassotkin
    @Brutusale

    A chubby white girl to placate an angry black man? IOW an emergency blow-up Lena Dunham.

  279. Riots? Looting? Nahhhh… they’re simply dancing in the streets … peacefully.

  280. @Joe Stalin
    Equip ALL police cars with a 40mm rotary launcher and bean bag rounds then the coppers could whip the knife wielder asses even if they miss initially.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRb2iFkwDC4

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSc3cvmCjMY

    https://www.defense-technology.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/1011795-552x552.jpg

    Replies: @Muggles, @John Johnson

    I believe they used this or something like it at recent Portland/Seattle riots, perhaps others.

    They didn’t seem to stop things. Antifa was carrying at times makeshift shields of garbage can lids or bamboo things as well.

    Plus, a heavy duty shotgun looking contraption is liable to set off crazies/suicide by cop types, not pacify them.

    I would think trained police dogs would work better. Blacks hate them and they are intimidating w/o normally being lethal.

    • Replies: @John Johnson
    @Muggles

    I would think trained police dogs would work better. Blacks hate them and they are intimidating w/o normally being lethal.

    Cities with Blacks don't like the dogs for liability reasons. With a lot of crimes comes a lot of bites. Blacks and White liberals flip out if some youff gets chewed on over a stolen beer.

    They work better in rural White areas where White people laugh if they chase down and chew on a shoplifter.

    , @Joe Stalin
    @Muggles


    Plus, a heavy duty shotgun looking contraption is liable to set off crazies/suicide by cop types, not pacify them.
     
    Such is life; you're one step down the lethality level from a firearm. You got someone with a knife within the 21 foot range. Now what?

    I would think trained police dogs would work better.
     
    That's gonna require a whole bunch of K9s, K9 trained officers and special vehicles to transport such.

    It would make an interesting exercise to take a police department and introduce a whole lot of K9s and see if that had any effect on armed suspect deaths.
  281. @syonredux

    "We won't know the gender until our child is 18 and that they'll let us know then."

    Model Emily Ratajkowski has announced her pregnancy with a personal essay exploring questions of her unborn child's gender and identity.
     

    It's interesting how models like Emily Ratajkowski who go on and on about gender indeterminacy usually don't happen to be terribly gender indeterminate themselves. It's almost as if being highly gender determinate is the prime way to being a model.
     
    Indeed. I know that I certainly have very little difficulty determining Miss Ratajkowski's gender....


    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-pds9lV_kOKw/UwrvDUISMKI/AAAAAAAFWBE/pSjDaQhrXQg/s1600/Emily-Ratajkowski-33.jpg


    https://twitter.com/Steve_Sailer/status/1321000062277750785

    Replies: @Alec Leamas (hard at work), @the one they call Desanex, @Barnard, @Bardon Kaldian, @Truth, @Jack D, @AnotherDad, @Father O'Hara, @ThreeCranes, @anon, @Lot

    I know that I certainly have very little difficulty determining Miss Ratajkowski’s gender….

    I don’t know – I’m still having difficulty ascertaining her gender. I need to see a little more…

  282. https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/walter-wallace-jr-struggled-with-mental-health-issues-family-says/2575493/

    “Fitzhugh stopped short of calling the shooting racially motivated but described a video he had seen of white officers dealing with a mentally ill white man who was armed with a knife that didn’t result in the man’s death.

    “I don’t want to say they were racist cops and they shot him because he was Black,” Fitzhugh said. “What I’m saying is if he was of a different nationality, would ya’ll have used that same choice? I don’t know what was going on through their heads.”

    Wallace was a 27-year-old father of seven who had just gotten married this month.

    “These are all school-aged children so now his children have to grow up knowing that the police officers killed [their] father,” Fitzhugh said.

    …..”White was also an aspiring rapper.

    “He’s a kid who wanted to be a musician,” White said. “He loved music. That’s what he loved and that’s what his aspirations were. So no matter what that looks like, his dreams are deferred, his dreams were cut down because he got murdered in the streets last night.”

    Court records also reveal Wallace’s extensive criminal history.

    He was arrested in March after he allegedly threatened his child’s mother over the phone, saying “I’ll shoot you and that house up.”

    In 2019, he was charged with resisting arrest by “kicking the windows and door panels of a police patrol car.”

    In 2016, during a robbery, he allegedly grabbed a woman by the neck and held what she believed to be a gun to her head, according to court records.

    In 2013, Wallace’s mother had a protective order against him which he allegedly violated when he “threw water in her face and punched her in the face” and “threatened to return and shoot” her, according to court records.

    Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said she was unsure if the officers who responded Monday had ever interacted with Wallace before. The police dispatch prior to the shooting indicated that police were familiar with the home on the 6100 block of Locust.

    “Tell the officers to use caution in responding to this,” the dispatcher said. “It’s an ongoing domestic issue going on up there.”

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @AceDeuce

    Thanks.

  283. @Steve Sailer
    @anon

    Yeah, Jerry Jeff Walker's "Viva Terlingua" was the most popular country album at Rice U. in the 1970s. But was it just we were all drunk when we listened to it?

    Replies: @petit bourgeois, @Charles St. Charles, @Ben tillman, @The Alarmist

    I must have been really drunk, because I have no idea who JJW is/was.

  284. @Reg Cæsar
    @Stan Adams


    Not to be a sperg, but the election is next Tuesday.

     

    The real election is on a Monday. December 14th. (PDF)

    We learn the outcome on January 6th. Mike Pence will deliver the epiphany.


    As Joe Biden did last time. Enjoy:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7BOtENV5IA


    (If anyone can understand the two protesters of color, please translate for us. The white guy is clearer, of speech if not of thought.)






    Congresswoman Maxine Waters Booed After Objection To Electoral College Count

    Replies: @Stan Adams

    If anyone can understand the two protesters of color, please translate for us.

    The black guy sounds like Charlie Brown’s teacher, or maybe the Swedish Chef.

  285. Anonymous[174] • Disclaimer says:
    @Hangnail Hans
    @Bubba

    Another martyr is born. Why the F are cops still answering calls from the hood? Do they get fired if they refuse?

    There did seem to have been too many shots, FWIW, which isn't much.

    MSM: YET ANOTHER INNOCENT UNARMED BLACK PERSON KILLED BY RACIST COPS IN TRUMP'S AMERICA

    Replies: @Anonymous

    Why the F are cops still answering calls from the hood? Do they get fired if they refuse?

    Cops believe in all that law and order stuff, and think people deserve protection evem if they’re surly and unappreciative. Not all of them, of course, but more than the rate in the general population.

  286. @GeraldB
    @Anon

    I agree. Go to a good Mexican grocery store (every city has at least one). Buy an assortment of dried chilis. Learn what each one tastes like, and make your own blend.

    Having said that, I have to admit that I am from Louisiana, cook a lot of Cajun and Creole dishes, and I keep a big can of Tony Chachere's seasoning blend, rather than mix up my own. I've never been in a Louisiana kitchen that didn't have one.

    Replies: @The Alarmist, @Jack D

    Reminds me of garlic powder and garlic salt. I has a friend who didn’t think she could work with fresh garlic because she didn’t have a garlic press, so I took a can of tomatoes and used it to whack a couple cloves of garlic for her.

  287. @Joe Stalin
    Equip ALL police cars with a 40mm rotary launcher and bean bag rounds then the coppers could whip the knife wielder asses even if they miss initially.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRb2iFkwDC4

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSc3cvmCjMY

    https://www.defense-technology.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/1011795-552x552.jpg

    Replies: @Muggles, @John Johnson

    Equip ALL police cars with a 40mm rotary launcher and bean bag rounds then the coppers could whip the knife wielder asses even if they miss initially.

    Libertarians and liberals would flip out. Libertarians would call it militarizing the police for Black areas. Liberal journalists would describe it as giving the police grenade launchers and only mention the bean bags at the end of the article.

    There is also a practical limitation. Domestic disturbances turn violent too quickly for it to be kept in a vehicle. For it to be effective you would need a second officer to walk around with it at all times. He would be the designated NPD (Negro Put Down).

    I think the only viable solution is to take near dead police officers and turn them into cyborgs. Why hasn’t anyone thought of this?

  288. @NJ Transit Commuter
    To me, this is a tragic situation. The man shot had a history of mental problems, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

    How is it that he wasn’t able to get the proper medical care he required? By time the cops have to be called out because a mentally ill person is walking down the street with a knife, it’s already way too late.

    Replies: @Hangnail Hans, @SimpleSong, @Mike Tre, @JimB, @AnotherDad, @anon, @Alden, @TWS, @gutta percha, @MBlanc46

    “To me, this is a tragic situation. The man shot had a history of mental problems, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. How is it that he wasn’t able to get the proper medical care he required? ”

    Because “mental health care” is astronomically expensive and mostly ineffective.

    Now we see police departments further hobbled by being forced to include “psychologists” in their responses to violent crime. Interview a few college psychology majors and you can easily see how well that will work.

  289. @Alden
    @Travis

    White flight is White revenge for the destruction of the cities by blacks.

    Replies: @Hangnail Hans, @John Johnson

    White flight is White revenge for the destruction of the cities by blacks.

    Revenge by Whites? If anything Whites are the bigger losers in the deal. Blacks were handed cheap housing as Whites fire sold them after the gov decided to let Blacks do as they please.

    Millions of Whites thought their urban properties would continue to rise in value and that they would be passed on to their children. So for a lot of working families it was their main investment.

    Billions in equity have been wiped out as collateral damage in the great war against nature. But our egalitarian leaders only need a few more trillion and every Black home will look like the Huxtables*.

    * Without real life Bill Cosby

  290. @Travis
    @Jack D

    The media are hiding the story. If they thought it would gain enough Black votes relative to white votes the media and Biden and the Democrats would be promoting the story. The fact that Biden and his surrogates keep mum about what occurred yesterday in Philadelphia tells us they want the story to vanish, they want the rioting to end because it will help Trump win.

    Since there are 8 times as many Whites voters in PA than Black voters , the rioting by Blacks against police will mostly inspire more whites to vote. Democrats fear a high white turnout in PA. Trump won in 2016 mostly due to a higher white turnout. Whites voted the same in 2012 and 2016 with 56% voting for the GOP presidential candidate in both elections. The key difference- White turnout was up and Black turnout was down. This is why Biden selected a Black VP, he really needs the Black turnout to be up over 2016 to win PA.

    Replies: @Father O'Hara, @Boy the way Glenn Miller played

    This is why Biden selected a Black VP, he really needs the Black turnout to be up over 2016 to win PA.

    I doubt that Biden is aware of what he had for lunch today. Someone else realized that it is desirable to stoke the Black! turnout.

  291. OT – it’s like the person who had a bad vibe about Mohammed Atta.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8884763/Steward-18-failed-pass-concerns-Manchester-bomber-Salman-Abedi-inquiry-hears.html

    A security guard had a ‘bad feeling’ as he looked at the Manchester Arena suicide bomber Salman Abedi but did not approach him for fear of being branded a racist, a public inquiry has heard. Kyle Lawler, who was 18 at the time, was on duty when a colleague, Mohammed Agha, told him a member of the public had raised concerns about Abedi, who was hanging around outside the Arena at an Ariana Grande concert.

    Mr Lawler said he was stood 10 or 15ft away from Abedi, who had been reported to security by a member of the public who thought he looked ‘dodgy’.

    The Showsec security guard, aged 18 at the time of the terror attack, told police in a statement read to the inquiry sitting in Manchester: ‘I felt unsure about what to do. It’s very difficult to define a terrorist. For all I knew he might well be an innocent Asian male. I did not want people to think I am stereotyping him because of his race. I was scared of being wrong and being branded a racist if I got it wrong and would have got into trouble. It made me hesitant. I wanted to get it right and not mess it up by over-reacting or judging someone by their race.

    Paul Greaney QC, counsel to the inquiry, said: ‘If you were to approach him and he was some innocent kid, people might think you were racist?

    Mr Lawler replied: ‘Yes.

    The suicide bomber, dressed all in black and carrying a large, bulky rucksack, was reported by concerned parent Christopher Wild, who though it looked ‘dodgy’ and had asked Abedi what he had in his backpack.

    Mr Wild told the inquiry he felt ‘fobbed off’ when he raised the matter to security, but Mr Agha said he could not immediately pass on the concerns as he was guarding a fire exit and it was practice never to leave those unattended. Instead, eight minutes later, he told Mr Lawler because he had a radio, for him to pass on the report.

    The public inquiry in Manchester has heard that Mr Lawler, who is continuing his evidence later, claims he struggled to radio the control room to pass on the information.

    Minutes later Abedi, 22, left his position out of sight of CCTV in the foyer of the Arena, known as the City Room, and walked towards the crowd emerging at the end of the gig at 10.31pm on May 22 2017. The inquiry heard he was smiling seconds before he detonated his home-made rucksack bomb, packed with thousands of nuts and bolts, murdering 22 bystanders and injuring hundreds more.

  292. @Brutusale
    @Muggles

    I dunno, if I was trying to get an angry black guy under control, rolling a chubby white girl in front of him would be one of the things I'd try.

    Replies: @AnotherDad, @Kolya Krassotkin

    Classic.

  293. @Muggles
    @Joe Stalin

    I believe they used this or something like it at recent Portland/Seattle riots, perhaps others.

    They didn't seem to stop things. Antifa was carrying at times makeshift shields of garbage can lids or bamboo things as well.

    Plus, a heavy duty shotgun looking contraption is liable to set off crazies/suicide by cop types, not pacify them.

    I would think trained police dogs would work better. Blacks hate them and they are intimidating w/o normally being lethal.

    Replies: @John Johnson, @Joe Stalin

    I would think trained police dogs would work better. Blacks hate them and they are intimidating w/o normally being lethal.

    Cities with Blacks don’t like the dogs for liability reasons. With a lot of crimes comes a lot of bites. Blacks and White liberals flip out if some youff gets chewed on over a stolen beer.

    They work better in rural White areas where White people laugh if they chase down and chew on a shoplifter.

  294. It looks like hackers just took down Trump’s campaign website.

    Or is it just me?

    https://www.donaldjtrump.com/events/

    This is F’ed up. This is where all the rallies go.

  295. @anon
    @Achmed E. Newman

    I went to a Jerry Jeff concert at Tulane in the late seventies. The place was full of drunk cowboys and drunker fraternity guys. The warm up act was an elegant jazz lady and her pianist - someone's idea of an eclectic combination for a country concert. It was a bad idea. The crowd hooted and catcalled her until she finally gave the audience the finger and yelled "F### You!" over the mike.
    Jerry Jeff came on, played a few numbers, and walked off the stage too drunk to continue.
    The crowd loved it all, too drunk themselves to care.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Achmed E. Newman, @James O'Meara, @brandybranch, @AceDeuce

    sounds like a grand time. LOL!

  296. This is the guy people are rioting about

  297. @Muggles
    @Joe Stalin

    I believe they used this or something like it at recent Portland/Seattle riots, perhaps others.

    They didn't seem to stop things. Antifa was carrying at times makeshift shields of garbage can lids or bamboo things as well.

    Plus, a heavy duty shotgun looking contraption is liable to set off crazies/suicide by cop types, not pacify them.

    I would think trained police dogs would work better. Blacks hate them and they are intimidating w/o normally being lethal.

    Replies: @John Johnson, @Joe Stalin

    Plus, a heavy duty shotgun looking contraption is liable to set off crazies/suicide by cop types, not pacify them.

    Such is life; you’re one step down the lethality level from a firearm. You got someone with a knife within the 21 foot range. Now what?

    I would think trained police dogs would work better.

    That’s gonna require a whole bunch of K9s, K9 trained officers and special vehicles to transport such.

    It would make an interesting exercise to take a police department and introduce a whole lot of K9s and see if that had any effect on armed suspect deaths.

  298. @El Dato
    @TomSchmidt


    would this not incentivize a non-insane armed robber to eliminate the most immediate witnesses to his crime?
     
    I have heard this argument to argue against implementing caller id a long time ago. What if a murder calls you by accident and you tell him that you have his number? He will have to eliminate you too. It's thinking in terms of Hollywood safety.

    Replies: @TomSchmidt

    Never heard that. Did people really argue that? It seems dumb, as ithasawhole chain of things between stimulus and response.

  299. @TomSchmidt
    @Rich

    I'm fully already competent on those Latin phrases And didn't have to look them up, though I did learn them well after my schooling days were over. My problem is this: there are plenty of "crimes" out there (see the book Three Felonies a Day, for example) that are simply you doing things that are against "the law." Id like crimes to be, you know, actually wrong. Not like when JimComey convicted Martha Stewart of a felony for lying to the FBI about a matter that was not a crime. Do you agree that that was a crime? You may be pretty far gone.

    But I don't think you are. Take murder: a quick definition has "the crime of unlawfully killing a person especially with malice aforethought." That malice aforethought is kind of important in there, and requires the prosecution to show that the murderer knew what he was doing was wrong, and that he premeditated the act. You know that a 5 year old cannot premeditate; 16 year olds probably can, and that's why we have people like fathers teaching restraint on capabilities.

    Would you kill people for manslaughter, too? Practically speaking, what would be the effect of this? In Singapore, armed robbery brings the death penalty, as would murder. Knowing he will be hanged for armed robbery, would this not incentivize a non-insane armed robber to eliminate the most immediate witnesses to his crime?

    Replies: @El Dato, @Rich

    Maybe you actually believe what you’re writing, I don’t know, but I don’t care what motivated a person to commit murder, or rape or a violent assault. Self defense is, of course, a different matter. You’re obsessed with 5 year olds, I’m talking about vicious, violent adult felons. I don’t care what some pointy headed headshrinker says about their minds, whatever their IQ, whatever their excuse. if they commit murder, and a jury finds them guilty, they should hang. Singapore has the right idea, and not too long ago, so did the US.

    Manslaughter is different from murder, of course, as is Martha Stewart being entrapped. Straw man arguments are tiring. If your mother were raped, beaten and murdered by someone with what some PhD said was the mentality of a 5 year old, would you be okay with that murderer going free? I wouldn’t. Whether it was your mother, my mother or anyone else’s.

    • Replies: @TomSchmidt
    @Rich

    I don’t care what motivated a person to commit murder

    You do realize you're not the law, right? I quoted a pretty good layman's definition of what murder is. You may not care about motivation, but the prosecutor does: to prove murder, he must prove motive, and capital murder is usually reserved for Murder 1, premeditated murder. You can argue for Murder 2 being capital murder if you like, but you do not get to pretend you want to execute people for "murder" and then not care about motivation. Them's the rules; you follow them, and in states that still use the electric chair you can fry murderers like bacon, to adapt a recent phrase.

    You’re obsessed with 5 year olds, I’m talking about vicious, violent adult felons.
    Well, we know you're a decent sort; you know that 5 years olds cannot commit murder. You would not categorically execute people less than 16; that also suggest you know that you need to take circumstances into account. Now the question is WHY 5 year olds cannot commit murder, and then you might also understand why criminally insane people (who we can both agree ought to be kept away from harming the larger society) cannot also do so: it's in the definition of murder. You want to disagree with that, lobby to change the law.

    would you be okay with that "murderer" going free?
    Would anyone? I think a few AntiFa and BLM types might consider it a form of reparations. Normal, decent people would want someone like that removed from the ability to inflict similar harm on any other family; if guilty of murder, executed or locked away for life. If criminally insane, locked away for life. I'd go further and allow people who let that person out into public who knew about his proclivities be sued.

    Manslaughter is different from murder, of course
    Excellent. How do they differ? Hint: you need to prove intent, and state of mind goes to that, Rich. Your argument isn't with me but the law.

    Replies: @Rich, @Marty

  300. @Ian Smith
    @Fidelios Automata

    Nothing makes blacks more contemptuous than a white person who does them a favor.

    Replies: @Truth, @njguy73

    So why do we keep doing it?

    • Thanks: Ian Smith
  301. @R.G. Camara
    I saw an episode of Hoarders once where it was a young 20s black man and his middle-aged mother living together in an apartment building in NYC.

    The son came off as a decent, milquetoast, quiet guy, and he taught tennis for a living to city kids. Mom also came off as decent and pleasant. Both had their NYC apartment filled to the brim with crap and could barely move.

    The I realized it: although the show never said where in NYC they lived, it was obvious they lived in a lower-class black community based on the outside shots of the building and the interior set up of the apartment. In other words, they were living in a high-crime area. These folks were scared to go outside thanks to other blacks, and so had walled themselves up for protection with all their stuff.

    I felt really bad for them at that point. Clearly, they weren't high enough earners to move out, but they weren't "thug" folks to ignore or take part in the the chaos around them. They were decent folks stuck in a bad situation.These were the kind of blacks a tough-on-crime policy helped the most: those too timid and poor to fight or flight.

    God bless them, I hope they are voting Trump, because this kind of thing terrifies them as much as it scares the non-black residents those BLM thugs are terrifying.

    Replies: @Hangnail Hans, @Redman, @Anonymous, @Anonymous, @njguy73

    Why do you think the Collyer brothers hoarded stuff?

  302. @Rich
    @TomSchmidt

    Anyone who's made it to 16 years old who commits murder should be executed. I don't care whether he claims mental deficiencies or that the devil made him do it. An eye for an eye and all that.

    A person who's lived less than 16 years, should be dealt with on a case by case basis. If you're unable, or unwilling, to understand why there's a difference, you ain't as smart as you think. Even if you looked up a few Latin phrases.

    Replies: @stillCARealist, @TomSchmidt, @Alden

    Emily wants to work for Vogue. It’s not easy for White models to be photographed for Vogue.

    Vogue has been ultra anti White liberal for 60 years They always led the latest liberal cause. Black models and articles about civil rights in the 1960s. Then on to gays, animal rights anti fur coats , vegetarian, climate change , praising trannies, whatever the latest cause is.

    Fashion industry is very gay men, not lesbians but Vogue is way way over the top about gays. Lesbians abhor fashion make up etc. Lesbians are not Vogue readers and never buy what’s advertised in Vogue. But Vogue is gay gay gay tranny tranny tranny. And tranny men to women just aren’t built for the kind of clothes Vogue advertises Vogue expects hetero White women to buy the clothes it advertises. But it’s articles completely ignore hetero White women.

    2 kinds of models in Vogue One group works for the garment companies, Prada Ralph Lauren Tory Burch Chanel that make the advertising photographs for Vogue.

    The other models work directly for Vogue. They are photographed in clothes Vogue selects by Vogue photographers. Last time I looked almost every one of those models were blacks and an unusual type of blacks, like one in 5,000 young black women. .

    First, they were all not normal model thin, but ultra ultra famine survivor scrawny. Those stick thin dying of starvation arms and collar bones coming out of sleeveless dresses was very unattractive. Plenty of thin enough to be models and normal size women and girls in America. But very few 40 pounds under weight women in well fed America

    Then the black models faces. Most models are young and range from very very to average pretty. The black models were young but all had really ugly faces.

    How many 15 to 35 year old black women did Vogue have to look at to find those exceptionally skinny models with not unattractive but truly ugly faces?

    Vogue, like teaching, from elementary school to university, civil service, media and many other employers is hard core leftist. If a White model works for Vogue she has to parrot the hard core leftist line. She could be blacklisted if she doesn’t.

    Ever noticed that it’s never the A list but mostly the C list White celebrities that parrot the hard core leftist line????? Except for Jon Cryer, star of 2 1/2 men, what’s he doing with those wanna bes who never were?

  303. @Brutusale
    @Muggles

    I dunno, if I was trying to get an angry black guy under control, rolling a chubby white girl in front of him would be one of the things I'd try.

    Replies: @AnotherDad, @Kolya Krassotkin

    A chubby white girl to placate an angry black man? IOW an emergency blow-up Lena Dunham.

  304. Undocumented shopping is welfare and undocumented Shoppers are entitled.

    Affirmative Action is welfare.

    Diversity is welfare.

  305. @Bardon Kaldian
    @syonredux

    And they say that (most) women don't wanted to be treated as sex objects.

    Here are my words of wisdom: virtually all women, with very few exceptions, would die to be lusted after as sex objects- only if they could.

    Replies: @Corn, @Alden

    Not pretty women. By the time we’re 16 we’re so sick of being pestered we’re jealous of the modest Muslims in their robes and veils

    Women really really don’t like unwanted approaches, especially if the approach is overtly sexual which is an insult.

    That is one of the weapons the feminazis use to enlist women against men. All women have been pestered annoyed and harassed. The feminazis really used that.

    You’re way overestimating the sex appeal of the average gross disgusting lecherous man.

    • Replies: @Bardon Kaldian
    @Alden

    I did not think about those annoying, pestering creeps.

    Just, there is a clear difference in magnitude of importance of being physically/sexually attractive, if we consider both sexes/genders. Think only on pictures many women put on their Facebook pages after losing weight or after cosmetic surgery (not to mention very provocative, frequently semi-nude poses). Most fashion industry, cosmetic industry etc. are for & about females.

    A simple look at men's & women's magazines tells it all.

  306. @syonredux

    "We won't know the gender until our child is 18 and that they'll let us know then."

    Model Emily Ratajkowski has announced her pregnancy with a personal essay exploring questions of her unborn child's gender and identity.
     

    It's interesting how models like Emily Ratajkowski who go on and on about gender indeterminacy usually don't happen to be terribly gender indeterminate themselves. It's almost as if being highly gender determinate is the prime way to being a model.
     
    Indeed. I know that I certainly have very little difficulty determining Miss Ratajkowski's gender....


    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-pds9lV_kOKw/UwrvDUISMKI/AAAAAAAFWBE/pSjDaQhrXQg/s1600/Emily-Ratajkowski-33.jpg


    https://twitter.com/Steve_Sailer/status/1321000062277750785

    Replies: @Alec Leamas (hard at work), @the one they call Desanex, @Barnard, @Bardon Kaldian, @Truth, @Jack D, @AnotherDad, @Father O'Hara, @ThreeCranes, @anon, @Lot

    A fine example mischling womanhood!

    Prior Jole ladies featured on iSteve:

    • Replies: @syonredux
    @Lot


    Birth Name: Emily O’Hara Ratajkowski

    Place of Birth: Westminster, London, England, U.K.

    Date of Birth: 7 June, 1991
    Ethnicity:
    *25% Polish
    *25% Ashkenazi Jewish
    *50% mix of Irish, with some German and English, and remote Welsh
     
    https://ethnicelebs.com/emily-ratajkowski
  307. @Anonymous
    https://twitter.com/washingtonpost/status/1320758284786274305

    Replies: @Patrick in SC, @James N. Kennett, @Wade Hampton

    The frequency of George Floyd’s contact with police during his 46 years of life is an anomaly for most Americans, except for other career criminals.

    Hi WaPo, I’ve fixed your headline for you.

  308. @TomSchmidt
    @SimpleSong

    "Who cares if one understands, or doesn’t understand, the ramifications of one’s actions when one commits a crime?"

    Would a five year old who found a gun and shot a friend be guilty of murder?

    How you answer that question goes a long way towards understanding why state of mind matters. You either say no, in which case we ask about someone who is mentally 5 but physically 40. Otherwise, you'll need to be building a bunch of cages to throw kids in, hopefully with life sentences. After which someone might ask to have YOU committed.

    Replies: @Rich, @James N. Kennett

    It’s a fair comment, but few of the people walking around with dangerous mental health problems have a mental age of 5. The ones that do should not usually be out alone: not because of what they might do on their own, but because they are likely to be exploited by real criminals.

    • Replies: @TomSchmidt
    @James N. Kennett

    I have a relative like that. Medicated, he's mostly harmless and susceptible to the others. Unmedicated, he is a child in the body of an adult man and potentially dangerous. The difference between him and some of the unmedicated causing problems on the streets is family and people who care for him.

    I don't know how it gets fixed on a society level.

  309. @Father O'Hara
    @Travis

    No,he didn't select a black VP. I don't think he selected her,I think she was,in a manner of speaking,thrust upon him. And she is hardly black. Can't blacks figure out that she is biologically more Indian,and culturally way more Indian than black?
    He could have picked a real black woman. Like maybe the one who thought Trump said real coyotes are dragging kids across the border.

    Replies: @Travis, @Alden

    Harris is the only blackish woman politician who weighs less than 300 pounds and has a somewhat attractive face. Did you ever see that picture of Stacey Abrams in the bright blue dress? OMG!!!

    • Replies: @bruce county
    @Alden

    ya... she is a brute..

  310. @Supply and Demand
    Somehow the People's Armed Police Force (人民武装警察部队) can cart people (many -- nay, most of them Black Africans!) off all the way to labor camps in Inner Mongolia and never have to kill anyone in the process of apprehension and transport.

    Thankfully, I live in a First World nation -- China -- where police do not inhibit the execution of the law like 3rd world America.

    These Mick/Kwa cops are just unhinged lunatics. You guys continually look foolish for defending them! Police are part of the reason why your nation is a failed state now.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @James N. Kennett

    Somehow the People’s Armed Police Force (人民武装警察部队) can cart people (many — nay, most of them Black Africans!) off all the way to labor camps in Inner Mongolia and never have to kill anyone in the process of apprehension and transport.

    Or so they tell us.

    • Replies: @Supply and Demand
    @James N. Kennett

    My father-in-law's tungsten mine operation uses "criminal re-education through labor" services as cooks, cleaners, & laborers. Any of them killed before being tried by the courts is less value they can extract from them as slaves. There is quite a lot of pressure from the Mil-In complex to not murder the labor force prior to booking, yes -- fool.

    You live in a country that makes nothing and are probably used to your parasitic existence. China makes things and needs labor.

  311. @stillCARealist
    @Rich

    Generally I agree with you, but you must realize that stupid, crazy, or drugged-up people are by far the majority of violent people that the police face. Is there really no better way to handle them than to shoot? Of course there is, but so many of their tools are gone, and the ultimate police threat, "you'll be committed to an institution," has been completely wiped out.

    There simply must be a middle course between involuntary commitment and letting crazy people on drugs roam the streets. We've gone overboard (I think, but maybe the old way was better) both ways and it's high time to come up with a new plan.

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob

    …it’s high time to come up with a new plan.

    Feel free to do so, and keep us posted.

  312. @Anonymous
    https://twitter.com/washingtonpost/status/1320758284786274305

    Replies: @Patrick in SC, @James N. Kennett, @Wade Hampton

    George Floyd was a habitual criminal and drug abuser. Those sorts of “people” tend to have constant contact with the police, often they die of drug overdoses. Nobody with any sense finds anything wrong with either occurrence.

  313. @Jack D
    @syonredux

    There's a reason why models shouldn't talk - the same reason that intellectuals shouldn't do swimsuit modeling. Having a beautiful body doesn't make your thoughts profound.

    The mistake we make in our modern society is to look at models (and actresses, comedians, etc.) as actual models for conducting our lives and as founts of wisdom on social and political matters rather than as literal mannequins. I really wouldn't mind it if more American women relied on Emily's advice on hair and makeup and weight control (ESPECIALLY weight control). She clearly knows a lot about such matters (although much of her success must be due to her natural uh.. endowments). But you have to be an idiot to take child rearing advice from her.

    Recently I came across a bio of Johnny Carson which stated that he NEVER made his political views publicly known. He said that he wanted to entertain people and that taking political stands would detract from that. Johnny would make political jokes but they were aimed equally at all parties. Recently I came across an article saying that on the late night TV shows someone actually counted and 95% of the (usually barbed) jokes were aimed at Trump rather than Biden. I don't think most of them even count as jokes anymore - they are just lectures.

    Replies: @Jimbo, @syonredux, @Achmed E. Newman, @Reg Cæsar, @JMcG, @Alden, @Jim Don Bob

    Emily has more boobs than brains.

  314. @James N. Kennett
    @Supply and Demand


    Somehow the People’s Armed Police Force (人民武装警察部队) can cart people (many — nay, most of them Black Africans!) off all the way to labor camps in Inner Mongolia and never have to kill anyone in the process of apprehension and transport.
     
    Or so they tell us.

    Replies: @Supply and Demand

    My father-in-law’s tungsten mine operation uses “criminal re-education through labor” services as cooks, cleaners, & laborers. Any of them killed before being tried by the courts is less value they can extract from them as slaves. There is quite a lot of pressure from the Mil-In complex to not murder the labor force prior to booking, yes — fool.

    You live in a country that makes nothing and are probably used to your parasitic existence. China makes things and needs labor.

  315. @AceDeuce
    https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/walter-wallace-jr-struggled-with-mental-health-issues-family-says/2575493/

    "Fitzhugh stopped short of calling the shooting racially motivated but described a video he had seen of white officers dealing with a mentally ill white man who was armed with a knife that didn’t result in the man’s death.

    “I don’t want to say they were racist cops and they shot him because he was Black,” Fitzhugh said. “What I’m saying is if he was of a different nationality, would ya’ll have used that same choice? I don’t know what was going on through their heads.”

    Wallace was a 27-year-old father of seven who had just gotten married this month.

    "These are all school-aged children so now his children have to grow up knowing that the police officers killed [their] father," Fitzhugh said.

    ....."White was also an aspiring rapper.

    “He’s a kid who wanted to be a musician,” White said. “He loved music. That’s what he loved and that’s what his aspirations were. So no matter what that looks like, his dreams are deferred, his dreams were cut down because he got murdered in the streets last night.”

    Court records also reveal Wallace’s extensive criminal history.

    He was arrested in March after he allegedly threatened his child’s mother over the phone, saying “I’ll shoot you and that house up.”

    In 2019, he was charged with resisting arrest by “kicking the windows and door panels of a police patrol car.”

    In 2016, during a robbery, he allegedly grabbed a woman by the neck and held what she believed to be a gun to her head, according to court records.

    In 2013, Wallace’s mother had a protective order against him which he allegedly violated when he “threw water in her face and punched her in the face” and “threatened to return and shoot” her, according to court records.

    Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said she was unsure if the officers who responded Monday had ever interacted with Wallace before. The police dispatch prior to the shooting indicated that police were familiar with the home on the 6100 block of Locust.

    “Tell the officers to use caution in responding to this,” the dispatcher said. “It’s an ongoing domestic issue going on up there.”

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    Thanks.

  316. @Lot
    @syonredux

    A fine example mischling womanhood!

    Prior Jole ladies featured on iSteve:

    https://media.vanityfair.com/photos/571fe450f54f975736dbe31d/master/w_768,c_limit/sisters-vintage-photos-tbt-ss06.jpg

    https://cleopatrasworldwide.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Screen-Shot-2018-12-15-at-14.30.55.png

    https://images.celebfamily.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/anne-wojcicki.jpg

    Replies: @syonredux

    Birth Name: Emily O’Hara Ratajkowski

    Place of Birth: Westminster, London, England, U.K.

    Date of Birth: 7 June, 1991
    Ethnicity:
    *25% Polish
    *25% Ashkenazi Jewish
    *50% mix of Irish, with some German and English, and remote Welsh

    https://ethnicelebs.com/emily-ratajkowski

  317. @Alden
    @Father O'Hara

    Harris is the only blackish woman politician who weighs less than 300 pounds and has a somewhat attractive face. Did you ever see that picture of Stacey Abrams in the bright blue dress? OMG!!!

    Replies: @bruce county

    ya… she is a brute..

  318. @anonymous-antimarxist
    @Mr. Anon

    The only thing that stops large black men having PCP or DXM(Robotripping) induced psychotic episodes are multiple center mass hits. How many shots did it take to stop the gentle giant Michael Brown from the time he started his charge on Officer Darren Wilson, closed the distance, began assaulting him, and finally dropped dead? And remember the gentle giant did not have a knife. Answer: TEN SHOTS!!!

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shooting_of_Michael_Brown#Shooting_scene

    Tasers are worse than useless because in these cases, the perp's pain tolerance is sky high. You are praying that you can get enough current to disable muscle control. Unlikely!!! Didn't work with Rodney King or hundreds of other large black men in the last 3 decades.

    Police batons are useless unless you can literally beat the suspect unconscious which takes multiple blows from multiple cops, see Rodney King.
    Besides do cops even carry batons anymore?

    Trayvon, Michael Brown, Rodney King, hundreds more... all PCP/DXM abusers.

    Replies: @anonymous-antimarxist, @The Wild Geese Howard

    Besides do cops even carry batons anymore?

    I miss the glory days of the good ol’ 4D-cell MagLite:

    • Replies: @anonymous-antimarxist
    @The Wild Geese Howard

    Me too, but today cops can carry a LED flashlight using AAA batteries with 10 times the power. That way for the same weight they can carry another magazine or two of 9mm.

    Replies: @Jack D

  319. A modest proposal. All police cruisers and vans should be equipped with a “Ride Along” citizen, most preferably a black clergy member. In a confrontational situation the “Ride Along” would be deployed between the police officers and the attacker. “Don’t worry rev, we’ve got your back. Damn, that looks painful. Right in the heart, huh? Well, at least he missed your arteries. Rev? Rev?”

  320. @Polistra
    @Alec Leamas (hard at work)

    Still unclear why a bullet or two wouldn't have stopped him.

    Rather than ten or twelve. Granted, even one might well have been enough excuse for people to burn down the hood (they know white people money will build it back). And granted the MSM still purvey their "blacks at greater risk from cops" lie. But still.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Inquiring Mind, @Johann Ricke

    You shoot until the threat is removed. You are using lethal force because your life is in imminent danger. Either your life is not in danger and you should not shoot at all or it is and the use of lethal force is justified. There is no in between. Maybe if you shoot the guy once he keeps coming and stabs you and then he dies later. How is that helpful to anyone? This is all textbook police training.

    • Replies: @John Johnson
    @Jack D

    There is no in between. Maybe if you shoot the guy once he keeps coming and stabs you and then he dies later. How is that helpful to anyone? This is all textbook police training.

    The problem is that too many people base their opinions on Hollywood movies where the good guy shoots the gun out of the bad guys hand.

    They don't get how fast these attacks actually are and how hesitating after a single shot would get officers killed.

    What is really amusing here is how Equality First liberals hold Blacks to such low standards. They are actually arguing that the police should be more moderate in their response to a Black man charging them with a knife. No onus of action is placed upon the Black man. All responsibility is in the reaction of the police.

    In the future Whites will look back and be dumbfounded by how many Whites in our age were fooled by the lie of race not existing. They will be fascinated by how liberals held the most absurd double standards while claiming to believe in equality. It will be a lesson on how secular Whites are not impervious to mass delusion.

    Even when I was a liberal I knew that liberalism was not honest about race. I had no idea as to how much was kept from the public but to believe that everything related to race was merely a grand coincidence was ridiculous.

  321. @Brutusale
    @Ben tillman

    Seems there are lots of things buried out there.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mn60YWO218k&ab_channel=Movieclips

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard

    Seems there are lots of things buried out there.

    You mean like the Negev desert mass grave of the guys who wired up the WTC complex?

    Anyways, fun movie, a little grim for a first date.

  322. @anon

    … Paladino, whose association represents 5,100 investigators, said he showed the bill last week to Vice President Joe Biden, who scoffed and suggested it be dubbed “The John Wayne Bill” because it demands sharp-shooting skills of the kind only seen in movies.

    Is the Old Biden still in there somewhere under the silly New Biden?
     
    It IS silly, but are you sure it's not kind of effective?

    Because, while you may understand why shooting people in the leg is a bad idea, and I understand why shooting people in the leg is a bad idea, I have to be honest. I've talked to quite a number of women who seem to think it's a pretty great idea after all.

    Of course it wouldn't actually work in real life, but that doesn't matter, does it? Nobody's ever actually going to do it, after all. It's just a talking point for debates.

    It reminds me of how you once talked about Thelma & Louise, and how they ended up going the wrong way because women, unlike men, had never spent any time thinking about how they would escape to Mexico and sneak across the border, if they ever needed to. I imagine that most women, unlike most men, have never spent a whole lot of time thinking about what they would do if some psycho with a knife starts running at them.

    And if you don't know anything about firing guns, or human anatomy or anything, then shooting a criminal in the leg kind of sounds like a good idea. The idea is to stop the guy, but you don't really want to hurt him or anything (and we'll leave aside the question of whether an exploded kneecap would hurt or not).

    So what I'm saying is, maybe it's not an entirely bad idea to go after the silly white woman vote. They are allowed to vote, after all.

    Do you remember earlier this summer, when he would have Biden Brunch, and the slogan was "Mimosas Optional, But Encouraged!". It seemed so weird then. But it makes sense, if that's who he was going after. And it seems to be working, too. Women ARE voting for him, aren't they?

    This article had it pegged back in May:

    https://theslot.jezebel.com/the-biden-campaign-tries-to-meme-into-the-hearts-of-the-1843241217

    It's just weird to watch, though. I mean, I never really paid much attention to Joe Biden before he became VP. And he never came across as some macho type, out in the woods, hunting bear and driving a pickup truck or anything. But he always was a reasonably masculine guy, so it's just a little bizarre to see him acting like my grandma on TV.

    But, hey. People like their grandmothers, I guess.

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard

    People like their grandmothers, I guess.

    Pelosi gets far too much mileage out of this emotional trigger.

  323. @Polistra
    @Alec Leamas (hard at work)

    Still unclear why a bullet or two wouldn't have stopped him.

    Rather than ten or twelve. Granted, even one might well have been enough excuse for people to burn down the hood (they know white people money will build it back). And granted the MSM still purvey their "blacks at greater risk from cops" lie. But still.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Inquiring Mind, @Johann Ricke

    Aim for the leg?

  324. @S. Anonyia
    @syonredux

    McCain was also more conservative on a few of her precious social issues, including gay marriage. Trump was never publicly opposed to it, while McCain ran on the platform of traditional marriage (in part).

    Part of the love for 90s/2000s era neocons is because they acted as predictable, controlled opposition. Liberals’ real issue with Trump is that he isn’t an old fuddy-duddy, and so he makes conservative positions more palatable/accessible to normal Americans.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Unladen Swallow

    Yeah, like Mitt Romney in 2012 telling people in the industrial Midwest that not only was trade with China not a problem, we needed still more trade with China!

  325. It will be interesting to see if the media goes all in on pushing this police shooting in Philadelphia like they did in Minneapolis, Atlanta, and Kenosha, or whether ever since Kenosha the word has been out to keep BLM rioting on the QT until after the election

    Somebody probably mentioned it on the thread, but I read huge chunks but not in order so not all of it. But yeah, big story in New York Times surprised me with good photographs including that bro in front of the police, the dirty white teenage boys protesting last night, and FIREWORKS–almost Viennese…

    But hilarious when the Mayor starts:

    Mayor Jim Kenney said the shooting, which was partly captured on video by a bystander, raised “difficult questions that must be answered,” and the police commissioner promised an investigation.

    Then the article goes on: The city’s police commissioner, Danielle Outlaw [charming mulatto, of course], echoed the mayor’s sentiments and said…

    There are many questions that demand answers,” she said. “Residents have my assurances that those questions will be fully addressed by the investigation.”

    I can’t wait to he-ah the ‘ayan-siss’. Bound to be novel and innovative and talk about ‘re-training’ since the officers ‘didn’t know to use tasers, and ‘shot him up too many times.’

  326. @Servant of Gla'aki
    @Reg Cæsar

    Thank you for reminding me of the existence of Dick Johnson, America's Greatest Vice-President.

    I'd been meaning to purchase his biography, and have now done so. A review of that august tome, contains a great quote:


    Over the last 200 years, the country has elected a variety of colorful figures to national office. Drunkards, racists, slave holders, philanderers, war heroes, populists, demagogues, humanitarians, misogynists, embezzlers, patriots, and nepotists, all have walked the halls of the Capitol and the White House. Yet rarely has a man been sent to Washington who could be defined by all of those descriptors at once.
     

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @syonredux

    misogynists

    They misspelled “miscegenists”. Or maybe it was autocorrected. The word is out of fashion.

    This is a fascinating history of the War Department’s Choctaw Academy, based on Johnson’s plantation– that’s him on the right:

  327. @NJ Transit Commuter
    To me, this is a tragic situation. The man shot had a history of mental problems, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

    How is it that he wasn’t able to get the proper medical care he required? By time the cops have to be called out because a mentally ill person is walking down the street with a knife, it’s already way too late.

    Replies: @Hangnail Hans, @SimpleSong, @Mike Tre, @JimB, @AnotherDad, @anon, @Alden, @TWS, @gutta percha, @MBlanc46

    Proper medical care is available to anyone with a broken bone. It’s far from clear what constitutes proper medical care for behavioral disorders. Drugging them is the standard approach, but a common symptom of the behaviorally disordered is that the drugs are the cause of their problem, not the solution. And many blacks tend to disregard instructions regarding the use of medications.

  328. @Reg Cæsar

    Obviously, a nightmare scenario for Democrats’ is — at the last moment — a blue city in the key swing state of Pennsylvania being sacked over a routine black-crazy-man-with-a-knife-shooting.
     
    Or maybe not. Depends on what the folks in the Tract Cymraeg ym maestrefi Philadelphia do. And King of Prussia.

    The criticism of polls is that they underestimated Trump's strength in 2016. But not quite... they overestimated it in the states he lost. The real story is they missed the division growing in this country.

    It takes 18 clicks to read through this, but it goes through Fivethirtyeight's poll averages of 2016 and 2020, compares the polls and results of four years ago, and extrapolates to next week:

    Polls Are Biased: Trump Will Again Deliver A Stunning Upset (Update 1)

    (It is eight days old, though.)


    5. California
    Fivethirtyeight 2016 prediction: Trump loses by 22.5 points

    Actual result: Trump lost by 30.1 points

    Fivethirtyeight 2020 prediction: Trump loses by 31 points

    Insider Monkey Prediction: Trump loses by 38.6 points


    12. Hawaii
    Fivethirtyeight 2016 prediction: Trump loses by 24.5 points

    Actual result: Trump lost by 32.2 points

    Fivethirtyeight 2020 prediction: Trump loses by 35.7 points

    Insider Monkey Prediction: Trump loses by 43 points

    14. Illinois
    Fivethirtyeight 2016 prediction: Trump loses by 12.8 points

    Actual result: Trump lost by 17.1 points

    Fivethirtyeight 2020 prediction: Trump loses by 19.7 points

    Insider Monkey Prediction: Trump loses by 24 points

     

    Likewise, the states Trump won in 2016 will generally win by even greater margins this time, with a few exceptions like Georgia and Texas.

    We're splitting into Trumpland, which is contiguous, and three isolated, nutso Leftlands centered around Bos-Wash, Chicago, and LA-SeaTac. Perhaps a Black Belt connecting Atlanta and NOLA.

    On the other hand, this is eight days old, missing the final debate and the COVID recuperation. Trump could increase across the board. You'd think he'd have to improve in Washington and Oregon, what with the Oldest Established Permanent Floating Riot Peaceful Protest in Portland and Seattle.

    Replies: @epebble, @MBlanc46

    Thanks for that, Reg, but it assumes an honest election. This won’t be an honest election.

  329. @Travis
    @Truth

    Rioting would help Trump, win Pennsylvania, because they realize that the incumbents running Philadelphia are Democrats. Which is why the media silence on any coverage from the riots and describe the looting as being a protest.

    The Governor of Pennsylvania is a Democrat. He was re-elected in 2019.
    Democrats have been the running Philadelphia for decades.
    Philadelphia has had a Black Police Commissioners since 2002
    45% of the police officers in Philly are non-white

    yet Philadelphia will continue to vote in the incumbents who have been running the police department for generations.

    Replies: @Truth

    Rioting would help Trump, win Pennsylvania, because they realize that the incumbents running Philadelphia are Democrats

    Oh, I get it…

    “I’m voting for The Donald.”

    “Why?”
    Rioting would help Trump, win Pennsylvania, because they realize that the incumbents running Philadelphia are Democrats”

    “Because all of that rioting in Philly, and Chicago, and Portland and Minnesotta, and New York, and that CHAZ foolishness in Seattle, would have NEVER happened if he were president!”

    (Lord, strength, please?)

    • Replies: @Hernan Pizzaro del Blanco
    @Truth

    The media is ignoring the rioting because seeing blacks rioting inspires many more whites to vote Republican in Pennsylvania. Out on the west coast there are too few Blacks, the demographics are very different than in PA. Can’t really compare the whites in PA with whites in Oregon. 90% of the people living in The suburbs of Philly have parents or grandparents who fled the city, many of them work in Philly and know the danger of Black thuggery. Seeing them riot will convince many to vote next week, even though they are disappointed with Trump.

    This is the reason CNN and The NY Times will not cover the Philadelphia riots.

    Whites in the suburbs of Philadelphia will be reminded why their grandparents fled Philadelphia. The PA election will be determined by the white turnout and thus is why the Biden contract to win PA has fallen 10 points down to 58 from 68 a few days ago. 4 years ago the contract was trading at 70 the day before Trump won PA. It would surprise me if Biden wins PA now. The rioting will help increase the white vote next week. Trump needs a big white turnout to win again and the riot will help get more whites to the polls in Pennsylvania.

    Replies: @John Johnson, @Truth

  330. @Old and Grumpy
    @JimDandy

    Yes indeed. If it interrupts voting in Philadelphia it is a very good thing for the state of PA. Also for all the MAGA diehards, let Democrats in the city and state own their mess for a change.

    Replies: @Alden, @Anonymous

    Everyone with more than a room temperature IQ knows the reason why Trump won’t do anything is because he’s weak, not because he’s pursuing a “strategy.”

  331. @epebble
    @Reg Cæsar

    538's odds on Nov 1, 2016 (7 days before election): 28.8% Trump, 71.2% Clinton

    538's odds on Election day (Nov 8, 2016): 28.6% Trump, 71.4% Clinton

    538's odds today Oct 27, 2020 (7 days before election): 12% Trump, 88% Clinton

    Going by 538's odds, Trump winning is possible, but the probabilities are getting near quantum mechanical odds of Trump-Biden spontaneous interchange.

    Replies: @John Johnson

    538’s odds on Nov 1, 2016 (7 days before election): 28.8% Trump, 71.2% Clinton

    538’s odds on Election day (Nov 8, 2016): 28.6% Trump, 71.4% Clinton

    538’s odds today Oct 27, 2020 (7 days before election): 12% Trump, 88% Clinton

    Going by 538’s odds, Trump winning is possible, but the probabilities are getting near quantum mechanical odds of Trump-Biden spontaneous interchange.

    That’s one way of looking at it.

    Another possibility is that his methodology is flawed and these numbers are meaningless.

    There has been talk that you simply can’t get reliable numbers from Trump voters.

    It’s a myth that you can poll anything and that is one of the first lessons in college level statistics. For example you can’t poll women on how much they weigh.

    The media doesn’t get this and will actually post the results of drug use polls as science. This is where they get the argument that Blacks use less drugs than Whites. Well it could also be that Whites are more honest about drug use when polled.

  332. @Anonymous
    The Democrat/academia/striped-pants memes about Trump not leaving peacefully are half projection, half revolution-porn. I can't imagine he is excited about another 4 years of this, especially someone with as short an attention span as his. I am certain his shiftless children and other lackeys want to keep their mostly made-up jobs. But he's only doing it because inertia governs all things, which is why nothing bad now happens to rich people ever.

    I'd be surprised to learn Hunter Biden has scrupulously stayed on the right side of legal, financial, and international-sanctions P's & Q's, but all of us know nothing would happen to him in the event he didn't. So why should Trump be desperate about impending retirement from a job that was mostly a pooch-screw? What, that it'd make him LOSE FACE in front of Beltway insiders? Lol

    There will be another story about some SCOTUS judge masturbating on Zoom the week after the election and the vox populi will focus on that. Our media loves frivolity, and secular liberals love fan-fic'ing Trump into something he isn't because they have no other outlet for their religious fervor.

    Replies: @Calvin Hobbes

    So why should Trump be desperate about impending retirement from a job that was mostly a pooch-screw? What, that it’d make him LOSE FACE in front of Beltway insiders? Lol

    There’s a lot of leftist talk about how they’re going to destroy Trump and his people after Biden wins. I think Trump will get the Michael Flynn treatment if Biden wins.

  333. @Polistra
    @Alec Leamas (hard at work)

    Still unclear why a bullet or two wouldn't have stopped him.

    Rather than ten or twelve. Granted, even one might well have been enough excuse for people to burn down the hood (they know white people money will build it back). And granted the MSM still purvey their "blacks at greater risk from cops" lie. But still.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Inquiring Mind, @Johann Ricke

    Still unclear why a bullet or two wouldn’t have stopped him.

    In the movies, a single bullet strike is enough to stop the bad guy in his tracks. Reality is not the movies. In one incident, a cop hit a shooter with 17 .45 rounds, which is a more powerful round than the standard issue 9mm police ammo. The gunfight, which lasted 56 seconds and involved 54 shots fired by both participants, ended only when one of the cop’s rounds hit the shooter in the brain:

    https://americanhandgunner.com/the-ayoob-files/the-lessons-of-tim-gramins/

    A Florida encounter between the FBI and a couple of armed robbers ended up with 2 dead FBI agents. The robbers stayed up after being seriously injured and were only stopped by central nervous system damage inflicted by bullet wounds, both involving damage to the spinal cord. It took 18 bullet strikes combined to stop the two of them:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1986_FBI_Miami_shootout#Suspects

    An out-of-the-blue attack isn’t like a chess game. You have a split second to react. If your reaction is off, you can end up in the ER (possibly resulting in being wheelchair bound or missing a vital organ) or the morgue. On average, 50 law enforcement personnel are killed in the course of deliberate felonious attacks per year (as opposed to heart attacks, car accidents, et al). In the UK, which has 1/5 the population, that number is 0.

    https://ucr.fbi.gov/leoka/2019/topic-pages/officers-feloniously-killed

    • Replies: @Rob McX
    @Johann Ricke

    Good points. Armchair analysts of gunfights can be comically wrong about how these confrontations play out in real life. Consciously or not, many people are influenced by what they see in movies. One thing that always happens on screen is that the bad guy will keep missing with shot after shot, and then the good guy fells him with one round.


    On average, 50 law enforcement personnel are killed in the course of deliberate felonious attacks per year (as opposed to heart attacks, car accidents, et al). In the UK, which has 1/5 the population, that number is 0.
     
    A cop is occasionally murdered on duty in Britain, but rarely by gunshot. There's not as much tension there between police and suspects as there is in the US, because in 99 per cent of cases neither the police nor the suspect has a firearm. Even when there's a possibility that the suspect has a gun, a cop knows that a second's hesitation in using his gun can cost him his life.

    A Florida encounter between the FBI and a couple of armed robbers ended up with 2 dead FBI agents. The robbers stayed up after being seriously injured and were only stopped by central nervous system damage inflicted by bullet wounds, both involving damage to the spinal cord. It took 18 bullet strikes combined to stop the two of them...
     
    And the robbers hadn't even taken any drugs of any kind.

    Replies: @Sean

  334. @Truth
    @Travis


    Rioting would help Trump, win Pennsylvania, because they realize that the incumbents running Philadelphia are Democrats
     
    Oh, I get it...

    "I'm voting for The Donald."

    "Why?"
    Rioting would help Trump, win Pennsylvania, because they realize that the incumbents running Philadelphia are Democrats"

    "Because all of that rioting in Philly, and Chicago, and Portland and Minnesotta, and New York, and that CHAZ foolishness in Seattle, would have NEVER happened if he were president!"

    (Lord, strength, please?)

    Replies: @Hernan Pizzaro del Blanco

    The media is ignoring the rioting because seeing blacks rioting inspires many more whites to vote Republican in Pennsylvania. Out on the west coast there are too few Blacks, the demographics are very different than in PA. Can’t really compare the whites in PA with whites in Oregon. 90% of the people living in The suburbs of Philly have parents or grandparents who fled the city, many of them work in Philly and know the danger of Black thuggery. Seeing them riot will convince many to vote next week, even though they are disappointed with Trump.

    This is the reason CNN and The NY Times will not cover the Philadelphia riots.

    Whites in the suburbs of Philadelphia will be reminded why their grandparents fled Philadelphia. The PA election will be determined by the white turnout and thus is why the Biden contract to win PA has fallen 10 points down to 58 from 68 a few days ago. 4 years ago the contract was trading at 70 the day before Trump won PA. It would surprise me if Biden wins PA now. The rioting will help increase the white vote next week. Trump needs a big white turnout to win again and the riot will help get more whites to the polls in Pennsylvania.

    • Replies: @John Johnson
    @Hernan Pizzaro del Blanco

    The rioting will help increase the white vote next week. Trump needs a big white turnout to win again and the riot will help get more whites to the polls in Pennsylvania.

    I'm not convinced of this.

    The more peaceful part of the protest is heavily White.

    White egalitarians are out there risking a brick to the head so they can hold up a BLM sign.

    I think that Whites are divided and the riots don't change much.

    If you truly believe that Whites are ultimately responsible for all Black pathologies then it doesn't matter what Blacks do. Everything falls back to Whites.

    Replies: @Travis, @Truth

    , @Truth
    @Hernan Pizzaro del Blanco

    So the riots...

    Are going to help the presidential candidate...

    Under whom the riots happened...

    Rather than the man...

    Who was not president...

    When the riots happened.

    Have I encapsulated this correctly?

    Replies: @Hernan Pizzaro del Blanco

  335. @Servant of Gla'aki
    @Reg Cæsar

    Thank you for reminding me of the existence of Dick Johnson, America's Greatest Vice-President.

    I'd been meaning to purchase his biography, and have now done so. A review of that august tome, contains a great quote:


    Over the last 200 years, the country has elected a variety of colorful figures to national office. Drunkards, racists, slave holders, philanderers, war heroes, populists, demagogues, humanitarians, misogynists, embezzlers, patriots, and nepotists, all have walked the halls of the Capitol and the White House. Yet rarely has a man been sent to Washington who could be defined by all of those descriptors at once.
     

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @syonredux

    Any man who wants to conquer the Hollow Earth has got my vote:

  336. @Jack D
    @Polistra

    You shoot until the threat is removed. You are using lethal force because your life is in imminent danger. Either your life is not in danger and you should not shoot at all or it is and the use of lethal force is justified. There is no in between. Maybe if you shoot the guy once he keeps coming and stabs you and then he dies later. How is that helpful to anyone? This is all textbook police training.

    Replies: @John Johnson

    There is no in between. Maybe if you shoot the guy once he keeps coming and stabs you and then he dies later. How is that helpful to anyone? This is all textbook police training.

    The problem is that too many people base their opinions on Hollywood movies where the good guy shoots the gun out of the bad guys hand.

    They don’t get how fast these attacks actually are and how hesitating after a single shot would get officers killed.

    What is really amusing here is how Equality First liberals hold Blacks to such low standards. They are actually arguing that the police should be more moderate in their response to a Black man charging them with a knife. No onus of action is placed upon the Black man. All responsibility is in the reaction of the police.

    In the future Whites will look back and be dumbfounded by how many Whites in our age were fooled by the lie of race not existing. They will be fascinated by how liberals held the most absurd double standards while claiming to believe in equality. It will be a lesson on how secular Whites are not impervious to mass delusion.

    Even when I was a liberal I knew that liberalism was not honest about race. I had no idea as to how much was kept from the public but to believe that everything related to race was merely a grand coincidence was ridiculous.

  337. @Hernan Pizzaro del Blanco
    @Truth

    The media is ignoring the rioting because seeing blacks rioting inspires many more whites to vote Republican in Pennsylvania. Out on the west coast there are too few Blacks, the demographics are very different than in PA. Can’t really compare the whites in PA with whites in Oregon. 90% of the people living in The suburbs of Philly have parents or grandparents who fled the city, many of them work in Philly and know the danger of Black thuggery. Seeing them riot will convince many to vote next week, even though they are disappointed with Trump.

    This is the reason CNN and The NY Times will not cover the Philadelphia riots.

    Whites in the suburbs of Philadelphia will be reminded why their grandparents fled Philadelphia. The PA election will be determined by the white turnout and thus is why the Biden contract to win PA has fallen 10 points down to 58 from 68 a few days ago. 4 years ago the contract was trading at 70 the day before Trump won PA. It would surprise me if Biden wins PA now. The rioting will help increase the white vote next week. Trump needs a big white turnout to win again and the riot will help get more whites to the polls in Pennsylvania.

    Replies: @John Johnson, @Truth

    The rioting will help increase the white vote next week. Trump needs a big white turnout to win again and the riot will help get more whites to the polls in Pennsylvania.

    I’m not convinced of this.

    The more peaceful part of the protest is heavily White.

    White egalitarians are out there risking a brick to the head so they can hold up a BLM sign.

    I think that Whites are divided and the riots don’t change much.

    If you truly believe that Whites are ultimately responsible for all Black pathologies then it doesn’t matter what Blacks do. Everything falls back to Whites.

    • Replies: @Travis
    @John Johnson

    the media is convinced of it. This is why the networks, newspapers and social media are suppressing coverage of the rioting. If the rioting helped Biden CNN would be broadcasting live footage of the looting and rioting. Yet they hide the violence from their viewers, knowing it would hurt Biden. Same reason they suppress the Biden family dealings in China.

    People who support BLM were never going to vote for Trump...but many whites on Pennsylvania will be frightened at the looting, rioting and violence seen in nearby Philadelphia. The white suburbs are getting more diverse. Many working class whites will be energized to vote for Trump, knowing that Biden voters support BLM and have encouraged Blacks to riot with their dishonest narrative, blaming the rioting on racism and poverty. The rioting is instigated by the Leftist narrative, which provokes black violence by proclaiming Blacks are poor because of racism. Blacks are incarcerated because of white racism. Blacks are getting shot by police in large numbers due to white racism....This is the Democratic narrative, to get Blacks to hate whites and vote for democrats. But is may have backfired against them, by frightening many whites to vote against this message.

    four years ago Trump won PA by 45,000 votes, thanks to higher than average white turnout. But working class whites in PA still had a lower turnout than Blacks in 2016. The election will be decided by how many whites go to the polls in Pennsylvania.

    , @Truth
    @John Johnson


    If you truly believe that Whites are ultimately responsible for all Black pathologies then it doesn’t matter what Blacks do. Everything falls back to Whites.
     
    Excellent choice of whine, Old Sport.

    Let me guess; sommelier?
  338. @Anon
    @petit bourgeois


    I’ve got enough Pendery’s chile powder to keep me in the running up until next year
     
    I've never understood chili powder. It's the Bisquick or Hamburger Helper of spice. Why not just make the chili with cumin, salt, oregano and whatnot, and cayenne or however else you want to add heat?

    Replies: @GeraldB, @petit bourgeois, @Jack D

    Because you have to understand pre-Hispanic cooking and ingredients. The capcaisin creates a “burn.” Think of habanero peppers for an accurate Scovill unit (in the six figures at 150,000) but I’ve had hotter:

    https://www.alimentarium.org/en/magazine/infographics/scoville-scale

    The chilis were here before they had cows on this continent. But the Texas bowl of red will survive this current election.

    Chili cook-off masters typically vote republican. Go to Terlingua and find out why we love this country, I recommend.

  339. @Johann Ricke
    @Polistra


    Still unclear why a bullet or two wouldn’t have stopped him.
     
    In the movies, a single bullet strike is enough to stop the bad guy in his tracks. Reality is not the movies. In one incident, a cop hit a shooter with 17 .45 rounds, which is a more powerful round than the standard issue 9mm police ammo. The gunfight, which lasted 56 seconds and involved 54 shots fired by both participants, ended only when one of the cop's rounds hit the shooter in the brain:

    https://americanhandgunner.com/the-ayoob-files/the-lessons-of-tim-gramins/

    A Florida encounter between the FBI and a couple of armed robbers ended up with 2 dead FBI agents. The robbers stayed up after being seriously injured and were only stopped by central nervous system damage inflicted by bullet wounds, both involving damage to the spinal cord. It took 18 bullet strikes combined to stop the two of them:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1986_FBI_Miami_shootout#Suspects

    An out-of-the-blue attack isn't like a chess game. You have a split second to react. If your reaction is off, you can end up in the ER (possibly resulting in being wheelchair bound or missing a vital organ) or the morgue. On average, 50 law enforcement personnel are killed in the course of deliberate felonious attacks per year (as opposed to heart attacks, car accidents, et al). In the UK, which has 1/5 the population, that number is 0.

    https://ucr.fbi.gov/leoka/2019/topic-pages/officers-feloniously-killed

    Replies: @Rob McX

    Good points. Armchair analysts of gunfights can be comically wrong about how these confrontations play out in real life. Consciously or not, many people are influenced by what they see in movies. One thing that always happens on screen is that the bad guy will keep missing with shot after shot, and then the good guy fells him with one round.

    On average, 50 law enforcement personnel are killed in the course of deliberate felonious attacks per year (as opposed to heart attacks, car accidents, et al). In the UK, which has 1/5 the population, that number is 0.

    A cop is occasionally murdered on duty in Britain, but rarely by gunshot. There’s not as much tension there between police and suspects as there is in the US, because in 99 per cent of cases neither the police nor the suspect has a firearm. Even when there’s a possibility that the suspect has a gun, a cop knows that a second’s hesitation in using his gun can cost him his life.

    A Florida encounter between the FBI and a couple of armed robbers ended up with 2 dead FBI agents. The robbers stayed up after being seriously injured and were only stopped by central nervous system damage inflicted by bullet wounds, both involving damage to the spinal cord. It took 18 bullet strikes combined to stop the two of them…

    And the robbers hadn’t even taken any drugs of any kind.

    • Replies: @Sean
    @Rob McX

    Many mass murderers and serial killers have relatives from Law Enforcement backgrounds. The Miami FBI shootout two, who murdered each others wives, were ex MPs, one of them had been a Marine and the other was only a former member of the Ranger Regiment (the toughest soldiers in the US army) and they had a Mini-14. Knowing if they gave up that they would never be free again, they prefer to go out shooting; there could have been no de-escalation and them agreeing to give up. I do not think those characters are comparable to Wallace, which is not to say his shooting was clear cut wrong just that it was a little peremptory in the age of video camera phones.

  340. @Jack D
    @Fred Flintstone

    It would be nice if that happened but I don't think this is going to change anyone's mind at this late date. Center City was already looted once this summer, only a few months ago. If you were inclined to vote for Biden up until today, more rioting is not going to persuade you. You might even believe that Biden and his Magic Negress Kamala are just the thing that we need to bring about racial healing.

    Replies: @R.G. Camara, @Anon, @Reg Cæsar, @Thomas, @Travis, @Redman, @Ben tillman, @AnotherDad, @GoRedWings!

    If you were inclined to vote for Biden up until today, more rioting is not going to persuade you.

    Strawman. Persuading Biden’s voters never was of any concern to Trump.
    This is a base election, where winning hinges on turning out your own people (while dampening the enthusiasm of your opponent’s core base), and if you’re a dis-illusioned conservative voter who planned on sitting this one out, one more riot might make you angry/ frightened enough to go cast that Trump ballot.

  341. A cop is occasionally murdered on duty in Britain, but rarely by gunshot. There’s not as much tension there between police and suspects as there is in the US, because in 99 per cent of cases neither the police nor the suspect has a firearm. Even when there’s a possibility that the suspect has a gun, a cop knows that a second’s hesitation in using his gun can cost him his life.

    When UK cops die while on duty, it’s generally an accident, rather than intentional homicide.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_British_police_officers_killed_in_the_line_of_duty

    It’s not the atmospherics or guns that’s at issue. It’s the fact that in the US, criminals attempt to kill cops. In the UK, they merely attempt to evade cops. Cops in the US are killed with guns, knives, cars – you name it; criminals use it.

  342. @Whiskey
    @SunBakedSuburb

    Get a load of White woman Patti Waldemeir in today’s FT. She has regular hate Whitey zoom calls where blacks scream at Whites for an hour. She loves anti White stuff.

    Granted she’s a lesbian with two adopted Chinese kids but she’s pretty standard White woman.

    White women are the core of anti White stuff.

    Replies: @Neoconned

    I wonder if shes bi and wants some secret thug domination?

    • Replies: @John Johnson
    @Neoconned

    I wonder if shes bi and wants some secret thug domination?

    Try domination by any man.

    Most White lesbians are just as straight as any woman but have extremely limited options.

    They never had access to decent men hit on them so they go dyke.

    It's not a coincidence that so many are masculine or homely looking.

    Homosexuality is an issue like race where the colleges only pretend to study it.

    Or are we supposed to believe that the "lesbian after 40" couples had the gay gene all along? Ridiculous.

  343. @Corn
    @Bardon Kaldian


    Here are my words of wisdom: virtually all women, with very few exceptions, would die to be lusted after as sex objects- only if they could.
     
    I think PJ O’Rourke had a line once about older women: “the hell of the formerly attractive “.

    I think it’s a “grass is always greener” thing. The sexy woman tires of being viewed through lustful eyes. The unsexy or formerly sexy woman wishes desperately she were viewed by such.

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldian

    I didn’t mean it literally, 100%. And I am not having in mind unwelcome advances of “creeps united”. Just, physical attractiveness means much more to women than to men.

  344. @YetAnotherAnon
    @AndrewR

    African-descended people in the UK are more likely than natives to have the sort of mental health issues which cause serious physical harm to others. Many such cases!

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2007/apr/02/comment.health


    "Over the last 30 years there have been 20 studies showing that people of Caribbean and African origin have an increased risk of being treated for serious mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and mania. The increased rate is of epidemic proportions - between five and 12 times greater than for white people. And if anything, it is getting worse.

    On March 31 each year, a one-day census is carried out for all Britain's psychiatric inpatients, and the results of last year's census have just been published. Of the 32,000 people in hospital, those who defined themselves as black Caribbean and black African were over-represented by three- or fourfold. But one other group stood out - those who defined themselves as "black other". The vast majority of this group are young, British-born black people, and they were 18 times more likely to be in hospital than the British average."
     

    In 2010, the last survey date, 8.9% of psychiatric inpatients were black, plus another 1.7% mixed black and white. That's much higher than the black population percentage.

    https://www.cqc.org.uk/sites/default/files/documents/count_me_in_2010_final_tagged.pdf

    Replies: @LondonBob

    Heavy cannabis use, especially when Young, will fry your brain.

  345. @Alden
    @Bardon Kaldian

    Not pretty women. By the time we’re 16 we’re so sick of being pestered we’re jealous of the modest Muslims in their robes and veils

    Women really really don’t like unwanted approaches, especially if the approach is overtly sexual which is an insult.

    That is one of the weapons the feminazis use to enlist women against men. All women have been pestered annoyed and harassed. The feminazis really used that.

    You’re way overestimating the sex appeal of the average gross disgusting lecherous man.

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldian

    I did not think about those annoying, pestering creeps.

    Just, there is a clear difference in magnitude of importance of being physically/sexually attractive, if we consider both sexes/genders. Think only on pictures many women put on their Facebook pages after losing weight or after cosmetic surgery (not to mention very provocative, frequently semi-nude poses). Most fashion industry, cosmetic industry etc. are for & about females.

    A simple look at men’s & women’s magazines tells it all.

  346. @The Wild Geese Howard
    @anonymous-antimarxist


    Besides do cops even carry batons anymore?
     
    I miss the glory days of the good ol' 4D-cell MagLite:

    https://www.eliteoutdoorgear.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/MAGS4D016A10.jpg

    Replies: @anonymous-antimarxist

    Me too, but today cops can carry a LED flashlight using AAA batteries with 10 times the power. That way for the same weight they can carry another magazine or two of 9mm.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @anonymous-antimarxist

    The point of the Maglite was never the light (which frankly sucked on lumens per lb. basis). It was the fact that you could use it as a club even after the cops were no longer supposed to carry billy clubs.

    I'm not so sure that taking away the billy club option was really a good idea. It's not the safest thing, but I would bet back in the day Patrolman Frank Rizzo would have whacked that mulignan's knife out of his hand with his nightstick and then hit him in the head a few times to knock some sense into him and left it at that.

    The # of times in an average cop's career when having extra magazines is beneficial is close to zero.

    Replies: @anonymous-antimarxist, @Johann Ricke, @Matt Buckalew

  347. @Neoconned
    @Whiskey

    I wonder if shes bi and wants some secret thug domination?

    Replies: @John Johnson

    I wonder if shes bi and wants some secret thug domination?

    Try domination by any man.

    Most White lesbians are just as straight as any woman but have extremely limited options.

    They never had access to decent men hit on them so they go dyke.

    It’s not a coincidence that so many are masculine or homely looking.

    Homosexuality is an issue like race where the colleges only pretend to study it.

    Or are we supposed to believe that the “lesbian after 40” couples had the gay gene all along? Ridiculous.

  348. @Alden
    @AndrewR

    So you’re a Muslim who will rape any woman out alone without an armed man to protect her from other Muslim men. The Muslim religion as said by the prophet states that any woman not accompanied by a man can be seized captured raped and taken into slavery by any man who can do so.

    The prophet meant time of war. But Muslims like you interpret it to mean any women or girl going to and from school work shopping for her family etc

    In Central & S Asia MENA Sicily and Spain during the Muslim occupations Christians jews Hindus Zoroastrians Buddhist and Muslim communities lived side by side In ethnically religiously self contained communities for 1,500 years.

    Yet only the Muslim women had to be wrapped in sheets and accompanied by a man when they left the house. Because Muslim men were notorious rapist horny beasts unable to control their sexual emergencies if they saw an unguarded women.

    What does that say about Muslim men? Even a thousand years ago Europeans laughed about the raping culture of Islam What’s wrong with them ? Have they no control? Were the questions.

    Non Muslim women went shopping, ( a daily chore before refrigeration) took their children out and about, went to church, visited, worked in the family business and dealt with men customers and co workers, They led normal lives in communities just a city block away from the Muslim quarter where any woman or girl child who went out alone could be legally raped by any sex maniac who grabbed her.

    Chaperones are really a class, not a moral thing that you can’t trust wives and daughters and or that the men in your city are sex crazed rapists with no more control than animals in mating

    It’s a class thing. “ I’m so rich I have enough help that one of the maids can spend her days accompanying my women instead of doing housework. I’m so rich I can support my widowed sister in comfort and a salary in exchange for her accompany daughters. Chaperones were a status symbol, just as expensive activities. Week in Africa pretending to help Africans build latrines, and tutors are status symbols today.

    The epitome of I’m so rich was the Chinese custom of crippling the feet of wealthy women so they couldn’t walk So they weren’t just accompanied by an aunt or maid but needed a litter and 4 men slaves when they went out.

    Regarding being safe from rape. I remember in some college liberalology course I read a federal survey of White and black children and teens. It was right after Brown vs Topeka 1953 desegregated the public schools. I assume the satanic federal government was planning for desegregation.

    One of the questions was “ what are you most afraid of”. Law enforcement child services physicians and ER workers weren’t shocked by the answer, but the do gooder feds sure were.

    A very large majority of the black girls including the 6&7 year olds greatest fear was being raped. By their own black men and boys including brothers of course.

    If you’re a White man, your Muslim comment was utterly degrading to your race and sex; that White men are disgusting sex maniac rapists like Muslims and blacks. If you’re a White man you are a traitor to your race and sex. Rape is a very rare crime for White men. So is dizzzgusting sex harassment in public. Rape and sex harassment is common among Muslim and black men.

    Chaperones and coverings aren’t necessary in White America because White men aren’t a danger to women. When you say women need chaperones and coverings, you’re really saying men are sex maniac rapists like animals in mating season and Muslims whose religion claims its legal and acceptable to rape any woman whose alone.

    Replies: @AndrewR

    Lmaoo

  349. @John Johnson
    @Hernan Pizzaro del Blanco

    The rioting will help increase the white vote next week. Trump needs a big white turnout to win again and the riot will help get more whites to the polls in Pennsylvania.

    I'm not convinced of this.

    The more peaceful part of the protest is heavily White.

    White egalitarians are out there risking a brick to the head so they can hold up a BLM sign.

    I think that Whites are divided and the riots don't change much.

    If you truly believe that Whites are ultimately responsible for all Black pathologies then it doesn't matter what Blacks do. Everything falls back to Whites.

    Replies: @Travis, @Truth

    the media is convinced of it. This is why the networks, newspapers and social media are suppressing coverage of the rioting. If the rioting helped Biden CNN would be broadcasting live footage of the looting and rioting. Yet they hide the violence from their viewers, knowing it would hurt Biden. Same reason they suppress the Biden family dealings in China.

    People who support BLM were never going to vote for Trump…but many whites on Pennsylvania will be frightened at the looting, rioting and violence seen in nearby Philadelphia. The white suburbs are getting more diverse. Many working class whites will be energized to vote for Trump, knowing that Biden voters support BLM and have encouraged Blacks to riot with their dishonest narrative, blaming the rioting on racism and poverty. The rioting is instigated by the Leftist narrative, which provokes black violence by proclaiming Blacks are poor because of racism. Blacks are incarcerated because of white racism. Blacks are getting shot by police in large numbers due to white racism….This is the Democratic narrative, to get Blacks to hate whites and vote for democrats. But is may have backfired against them, by frightening many whites to vote against this message.

    four years ago Trump won PA by 45,000 votes, thanks to higher than average white turnout. But working class whites in PA still had a lower turnout than Blacks in 2016. The election will be decided by how many whites go to the polls in Pennsylvania.

  350. @Anon
    @petit bourgeois


    I’ve got enough Pendery’s chile powder to keep me in the running up until next year
     
    I've never understood chili powder. It's the Bisquick or Hamburger Helper of spice. Why not just make the chili with cumin, salt, oregano and whatnot, and cayenne or however else you want to add heat?

    Replies: @GeraldB, @petit bourgeois, @Jack D

    I totally agree with you. Preground spices lose much of their aroma within days. Get a little coffee grinder and grind your own spices – the difference between preground cumin in a blend and freshly ground cumin is day and night. And for what a little vial of McCormick’s spices will cost you in the supermarket, you can buy a big bag of the same spice in a Mexican or Indian grocery store.

    That being said, I understand that pre-ground spice blends are convenient and that not everyone wants to go to the trouble of stocking their own spices and individually measuring and grinding and mixing them every time that they cook. This is the same reason that cake mixes exist even though you can measure out your own flour and sugar and baking powder.

  351. @GeraldB
    @Anon

    I agree. Go to a good Mexican grocery store (every city has at least one). Buy an assortment of dried chilis. Learn what each one tastes like, and make your own blend.

    Having said that, I have to admit that I am from Louisiana, cook a lot of Cajun and Creole dishes, and I keep a big can of Tony Chachere's seasoning blend, rather than mix up my own. I've never been in a Louisiana kitchen that didn't have one.

    Replies: @The Alarmist, @Jack D

    Having a creole spice blend and keeping it by the stove to use as an “everything” seasoning is a great idea. There are very few dishes that don’t benefit from a little dash of spice to kick it up a notch.

    But the #1 ingredient in Tony Cachere’s is salt. On the one hand, Tony Cachere’s is not expensive (maybe $4 lb.) but OTOH, table salt is maybe 50 cents/lb. so you are paying a lot for the convenience.

    My suggestion is to do your own blend – you probably already have these spices in your kitchen. Search for “Emeril’s Essence” – that’s a pretty good starting point. If you go thru a lot of the stuff you can scale up the recipe. Since it’s all dry spices it will keep for a good while. If you like it hotter or more or less salty or like the flavor of celery seed or cumin or allspice or whatever you can modify the recipe to suit your taste.

  352. @YetAnotherAnon
    @Ben tillman

    "What a great album Ladies of the Canyon was!"

    Yes. As well as standards like The Circle Game and Woodstock there's stuff that only Joni could sing - like The Arrangement and Rainy Night House. And Conversation shows that the poor little Canuck ingenue "coming to people's parties fumbling deaf dumb and blind" could do Alpha Bitch with the best of them.


    She removes him like a ring
    To wash her hands
    She only brings him out to show her friends
    I want to free him
     
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCD_Q2624d0

    Replies: @ben tillman

    Yes, that verse is tremendous.

  353. @anonymous-antimarxist
    @The Wild Geese Howard

    Me too, but today cops can carry a LED flashlight using AAA batteries with 10 times the power. That way for the same weight they can carry another magazine or two of 9mm.

    Replies: @Jack D

    The point of the Maglite was never the light (which frankly sucked on lumens per lb. basis). It was the fact that you could use it as a club even after the cops were no longer supposed to carry billy clubs.

    I’m not so sure that taking away the billy club option was really a good idea. It’s not the safest thing, but I would bet back in the day Patrolman Frank Rizzo would have whacked that mulignan’s knife out of his hand with his nightstick and then hit him in the head a few times to knock some sense into him and left it at that.

    The # of times in an average cop’s career when having extra magazines is beneficial is close to zero.

    • Replies: @anonymous-antimarxist
    @Jack D

    Extra magazines not useful??? Billy Club still practical???

    Remember Rodney King??? King was not only high and drunk but also having a PCP(his favorite drug) induced flashback psychotic episode. Multiple taser strikes, no use. The only reason the billy clubs subdued him was because multiple cops in teams took turns beating him into submission.

    Ok, you just stopped a gentle giant like a Michael Brown or Wallace Jr by doing a center mass mag dump. Now you are out. You are now surrounded by a street full of angry blacks some of whom are certainly not lacking. I think you really would like an extra mag, two or three on your person.

    Replies: @Supply and Demand

    , @Johann Ricke
    @Jack D


    The # of times in an average cop’s career when having extra magazines is beneficial is close to zero.
     
    The typical confrontation that results in a dead cop is not the average one. That's when those extra magazines can make the difference between life and death.

    https://americanhandgunner.com/the-ayoob-files/the-lessons-of-tim-gramins/

    54 pistol shots in 56 seconds. 17 hollow point .45 rounds to stop a suspect whose drug screen came up clean. The average homeowner has a vanishingly small chance of having his home burn to the ground. But that possibility is why he carries fire insurance. For cops, extra magazines is fire insurance.

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard

    , @Matt Buckalew
    @Jack D

    And then your cousin from St. Joe’s could have been in court the next morning arguing police brutality.

  354. @Jack D
    @anonymous-antimarxist

    The point of the Maglite was never the light (which frankly sucked on lumens per lb. basis). It was the fact that you could use it as a club even after the cops were no longer supposed to carry billy clubs.

    I'm not so sure that taking away the billy club option was really a good idea. It's not the safest thing, but I would bet back in the day Patrolman Frank Rizzo would have whacked that mulignan's knife out of his hand with his nightstick and then hit him in the head a few times to knock some sense into him and left it at that.

    The # of times in an average cop's career when having extra magazines is beneficial is close to zero.

    Replies: @anonymous-antimarxist, @Johann Ricke, @Matt Buckalew

    Extra magazines not useful??? Billy Club still practical???

    Remember Rodney King??? King was not only high and drunk but also having a PCP(his favorite drug) induced flashback psychotic episode. Multiple taser strikes, no use. The only reason the billy clubs subdued him was because multiple cops in teams took turns beating him into submission.

    Ok, you just stopped a gentle giant like a Michael Brown or Wallace Jr by doing a center mass mag dump. Now you are out. You are now surrounded by a street full of angry blacks some of whom are certainly not lacking. I think you really would like an extra mag, two or three on your person.

    • Replies: @Supply and Demand
    @anonymous-antimarxist

    You sound like an incel sociopath / Fed.

  355. @Truth
    @Ian Smith

    Well; having to listen to that twangy, banjo "all my exes live in Texas" shit you guys like to sing along to, on a 7 hour roadtrip does present a close rival.

    Replies: @Ian Smith

    Is it any worse than grunting about ‘b*****s all ova muh dik, nigguh’ over a sampled jungle beat?

    • Replies: @Truth
    @Ian Smith


    over a sampled jungle beat?
     
    Bro, as long as there is a good, deep sampled, jungle beat, who care what they are grunting about?

    Replies: @Ian Smith

  356. @Jack D
    @anonymous-antimarxist

    The point of the Maglite was never the light (which frankly sucked on lumens per lb. basis). It was the fact that you could use it as a club even after the cops were no longer supposed to carry billy clubs.

    I'm not so sure that taking away the billy club option was really a good idea. It's not the safest thing, but I would bet back in the day Patrolman Frank Rizzo would have whacked that mulignan's knife out of his hand with his nightstick and then hit him in the head a few times to knock some sense into him and left it at that.

    The # of times in an average cop's career when having extra magazines is beneficial is close to zero.

    Replies: @anonymous-antimarxist, @Johann Ricke, @Matt Buckalew

    The # of times in an average cop’s career when having extra magazines is beneficial is close to zero.

    The typical confrontation that results in a dead cop is not the average one. That’s when those extra magazines can make the difference between life and death.

    https://americanhandgunner.com/the-ayoob-files/the-lessons-of-tim-gramins/

    54 pistol shots in 56 seconds. 17 hollow point .45 rounds to stop a suspect whose drug screen came up clean. The average homeowner has a vanishingly small chance of having his home burn to the ground. But that possibility is why he carries fire insurance. For cops, extra magazines is fire insurance.

    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
    @Johann Ricke

    Isn't he the officer that now carries 150 rounds, with a few more mags in the door pocket of his cruiser?

    Replies: @Johann Ricke, @Johann Ricke

  357. @Buffalo Joe
    @Anon

    OneTwoThree, Berkeley has banned tear gas and other non lethal response to a threat. So, after the george floyd protests the Chief of Police was "axed" by a council member what police could now use if attacked. The Chief, half joking, said "Well, we could shoot them." Immediately the council member "axed" for his resignation. Protests seeking his resignation, lead by black clergy, started the next day. Thankfully, she could not get enough support from the mayor and council to demand his resignation. Oh, and last week, in Berkeley, a 19 year old pregnant black girl, was shot and killed in a drive by shooting. Perp or perps fired 17 rounds into her van. She leaves behind a 9 month old son. Would you be surprised if I told you there were no protests triggered by her death?

    Replies: @El Dato, @Sean

    Right after the police shot Wallace a chubby black girl stood over the body then threw something right at the cop who’d fired. He puffed out his chest and charged straight at her with his arms at his sides.

    That man does not have the temperament to be a police officer.

    • Replies: @Muggles
    @Sean


    That man does not have the temperament to be a police officer.
     
    So how many years have you be on the force? Where?

    Such bullshit.
    , @Polistra
    @Sean

    That was his mom you nitwit.
    And what would you prefer him to do with his arms?

    Replies: @Sean

  358. @Jack D
    @anonymous-antimarxist

    The point of the Maglite was never the light (which frankly sucked on lumens per lb. basis). It was the fact that you could use it as a club even after the cops were no longer supposed to carry billy clubs.

    I'm not so sure that taking away the billy club option was really a good idea. It's not the safest thing, but I would bet back in the day Patrolman Frank Rizzo would have whacked that mulignan's knife out of his hand with his nightstick and then hit him in the head a few times to knock some sense into him and left it at that.

    The # of times in an average cop's career when having extra magazines is beneficial is close to zero.

    Replies: @anonymous-antimarxist, @Johann Ricke, @Matt Buckalew

    And then your cousin from St. Joe’s could have been in court the next morning arguing police brutality.

  359. @Hernan Pizzaro del Blanco
    @Truth

    The media is ignoring the rioting because seeing blacks rioting inspires many more whites to vote Republican in Pennsylvania. Out on the west coast there are too few Blacks, the demographics are very different than in PA. Can’t really compare the whites in PA with whites in Oregon. 90% of the people living in The suburbs of Philly have parents or grandparents who fled the city, many of them work in Philly and know the danger of Black thuggery. Seeing them riot will convince many to vote next week, even though they are disappointed with Trump.

    This is the reason CNN and The NY Times will not cover the Philadelphia riots.

    Whites in the suburbs of Philadelphia will be reminded why their grandparents fled Philadelphia. The PA election will be determined by the white turnout and thus is why the Biden contract to win PA has fallen 10 points down to 58 from 68 a few days ago. 4 years ago the contract was trading at 70 the day before Trump won PA. It would surprise me if Biden wins PA now. The rioting will help increase the white vote next week. Trump needs a big white turnout to win again and the riot will help get more whites to the polls in Pennsylvania.

    Replies: @John Johnson, @Truth

    So the riots…

    Are going to help the presidential candidate…

    Under whom the riots happened…

    Rather than the man…

    Who was not president…

    When the riots happened.

    Have I encapsulated this correctly?

    • Replies: @Hernan Pizzaro del Blanco
    @Truth

    The riots in PA definitely help Trump. Those rioting are Democrats and they are rioting in a democratic city which has a democratic governor.

    If these riot were good for Biden he would not be ignoring them. The media would be covering the riots.

    Why have the networks ignored the Riots? Why does The NY Times not have any front page articles about the riots? Why ? If it helped Biden these riots would be front page news, broadcasted on CNN every hour, covered by the networks with footage of the looting. Why does the media ignore the rioting if it helps Trump?

    The Republican governor of California was not blamed for the LA riots in 1992 and was easily re-elected. Generally people blame the rioting on the rioters, not the Governors or Presidents. The democrats defend the rioters, and attack the police.

    Even the democrats have not blamed the governors for allowing the rioting. They blame the police. They also strongly oppose bringing in the national guard to stop the rioting.

  360. @John Johnson
    @Hernan Pizzaro del Blanco

    The rioting will help increase the white vote next week. Trump needs a big white turnout to win again and the riot will help get more whites to the polls in Pennsylvania.

    I'm not convinced of this.

    The more peaceful part of the protest is heavily White.

    White egalitarians are out there risking a brick to the head so they can hold up a BLM sign.

    I think that Whites are divided and the riots don't change much.

    If you truly believe that Whites are ultimately responsible for all Black pathologies then it doesn't matter what Blacks do. Everything falls back to Whites.

    Replies: @Travis, @Truth

    If you truly believe that Whites are ultimately responsible for all Black pathologies then it doesn’t matter what Blacks do. Everything falls back to Whites.

    Excellent choice of whine, Old Sport.

    Let me guess; sommelier?

  361. @Rob McX
    @Johann Ricke

    Good points. Armchair analysts of gunfights can be comically wrong about how these confrontations play out in real life. Consciously or not, many people are influenced by what they see in movies. One thing that always happens on screen is that the bad guy will keep missing with shot after shot, and then the good guy fells him with one round.


    On average, 50 law enforcement personnel are killed in the course of deliberate felonious attacks per year (as opposed to heart attacks, car accidents, et al). In the UK, which has 1/5 the population, that number is 0.
     
    A cop is occasionally murdered on duty in Britain, but rarely by gunshot. There's not as much tension there between police and suspects as there is in the US, because in 99 per cent of cases neither the police nor the suspect has a firearm. Even when there's a possibility that the suspect has a gun, a cop knows that a second's hesitation in using his gun can cost him his life.

    A Florida encounter between the FBI and a couple of armed robbers ended up with 2 dead FBI agents. The robbers stayed up after being seriously injured and were only stopped by central nervous system damage inflicted by bullet wounds, both involving damage to the spinal cord. It took 18 bullet strikes combined to stop the two of them...
     
    And the robbers hadn't even taken any drugs of any kind.

    Replies: @Sean

    Many mass murderers and serial killers have relatives from Law Enforcement backgrounds. The Miami FBI shootout two, who murdered each others wives, were ex MPs, one of them had been a Marine and the other was only a former member of the Ranger Regiment (the toughest soldiers in the US army) and they had a Mini-14. Knowing if they gave up that they would never be free again, they prefer to go out shooting; there could have been no de-escalation and them agreeing to give up. I do not think those characters are comparable to Wallace, which is not to say his shooting was clear cut wrong just that it was a little peremptory in the age of video camera phones.

  362. @Jack D

    Why didn’t they use a taser?” Wallace Sr. asked outside a family residence on the block. “His mother was trying to diffuse the situation.”

    Wallace Sr. said his son struggled with mental health issues and was on medication. “He has mental issues. Why you have to gun him down?”
     
    1. They didn't use a taser because they are not always effective against armed individuals.

    2. They had to gun him down because he had a knife and was advancing toward them. If you wanted your mentally ill son to stay alive you should not have let him get ahold of a knife and should have stopped him from advancing on the police. If you can't control your own son, how do you expect the cops to do it?

    If it's a new rule that the cops can no longer shoot people who are about to stab them then it's all over for urban America. Cops are not going to agree to allow themselves to be stabbed. Either they will shoot or they will quit. (BTW did they mention the race of the cops?) If every time a black is shot by police there is a riot then business in our cities is not possible.

    Replies: @AnotherDad, @Known Fact, @Alec Leamas (hard at work), @obwandiyag

    Yeah, but you can’t deny that the cops actions were cowardly. Cops are such sissy cowards.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @obwandiyag

    They are just working stiffs trying to do a job for long enough to collect their pensions or go out on disability. They don't WANT to be heroes. They're not paid to be heroes. They want to go home to their family tonight and every night, not be stabbed to death by a crazed Negro. I don't envy their jobs, having to deal with the scum of Philadelphia day after day. Trust me the scum of Philadelphia is low, very low - you can't even imagine to what depths humans can sink (or maybe you obwandiyag can).

    Replies: @Polistra

  363. @Johann Ricke
    @Jack D


    The # of times in an average cop’s career when having extra magazines is beneficial is close to zero.
     
    The typical confrontation that results in a dead cop is not the average one. That's when those extra magazines can make the difference between life and death.

    https://americanhandgunner.com/the-ayoob-files/the-lessons-of-tim-gramins/

    54 pistol shots in 56 seconds. 17 hollow point .45 rounds to stop a suspect whose drug screen came up clean. The average homeowner has a vanishingly small chance of having his home burn to the ground. But that possibility is why he carries fire insurance. For cops, extra magazines is fire insurance.

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard

    Isn’t he the officer that now carries 150 rounds, with a few more mags in the door pocket of his cruiser?

    • Replies: @Johann Ricke
    @The Wild Geese Howard


    Isn’t he the officer that now carries 150 rounds, with a few more mags in the door pocket of his cruiser?
     
    Yes. Because even if the other guy absorbs a mortal wound, he can continue fighting long enough to either maim or kill you. And "long enough" can be anything from a split second to minutes. It certainly took less than one minute for the suspect to fire over 20 rounds at the cop, each of which could have killed or crippled him, had the suspect either been a better shot or plain lucky.
    , @Johann Ricke
    @The Wild Geese Howard


    Isn’t he the officer that now carries 150 rounds, with a few more mags in the door pocket of his cruiser?
     
    Note that the suspect was firing 9mm rounds, whose bullets are about 3x the weight of the .22 bullet that almost sent Reagan to the morgue in 1981. So those weren't Nerf balls that the cop in the Skokie incident was ducking.

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard

  364. @Truth
    @Hernan Pizzaro del Blanco

    So the riots...

    Are going to help the presidential candidate...

    Under whom the riots happened...

    Rather than the man...

    Who was not president...

    When the riots happened.

    Have I encapsulated this correctly?

    Replies: @Hernan Pizzaro del Blanco

    The riots in PA definitely help Trump. Those rioting are Democrats and they are rioting in a democratic city which has a democratic governor.

    If these riot were good for Biden he would not be ignoring them. The media would be covering the riots.

    Why have the networks ignored the Riots? Why does The NY Times not have any front page articles about the riots? Why ? If it helped Biden these riots would be front page news, broadcasted on CNN every hour, covered by the networks with footage of the looting. Why does the media ignore the rioting if it helps Trump?

    The Republican governor of California was not blamed for the LA riots in 1992 and was easily re-elected. Generally people blame the rioting on the rioters, not the Governors or Presidents. The democrats defend the rioters, and attack the police.

    Even the democrats have not blamed the governors for allowing the rioting. They blame the police. They also strongly oppose bringing in the national guard to stop the rioting.

  365. @Ian Smith
    @Truth

    Is it any worse than grunting about ‘b*****s all ova muh dik, nigguh’ over a sampled jungle beat?

    Replies: @Truth

    over a sampled jungle beat?

    Bro, as long as there is a good, deep sampled, jungle beat, who care what they are grunting about?

    • Replies: @Ian Smith
    @Truth

    People with IQs above 85.

    Replies: @Truth

  366. @The Wild Geese Howard
    @Johann Ricke

    Isn't he the officer that now carries 150 rounds, with a few more mags in the door pocket of his cruiser?

    Replies: @Johann Ricke, @Johann Ricke

    Isn’t he the officer that now carries 150 rounds, with a few more mags in the door pocket of his cruiser?

    Yes. Because even if the other guy absorbs a mortal wound, he can continue fighting long enough to either maim or kill you. And “long enough” can be anything from a split second to minutes. It certainly took less than one minute for the suspect to fire over 20 rounds at the cop, each of which could have killed or crippled him, had the suspect either been a better shot or plain lucky.

  367. @The Wild Geese Howard
    @Johann Ricke

    Isn't he the officer that now carries 150 rounds, with a few more mags in the door pocket of his cruiser?

    Replies: @Johann Ricke, @Johann Ricke

    Isn’t he the officer that now carries 150 rounds, with a few more mags in the door pocket of his cruiser?

    Note that the suspect was firing 9mm rounds, whose bullets are about 3x the weight of the .22 bullet that almost sent Reagan to the morgue in 1981. So those weren’t Nerf balls that the cop in the Skokie incident was ducking.

    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
    @Johann Ricke


    Note that the suspect was firing 9mm rounds, whose bullets are about 3x the weight of the .22 bullet that almost sent Reagan to the morgue in 1981. So those weren’t Nerf balls that the cop in the Skokie incident was ducking.
     
    Right. I've been trying to watch some Paul Harrell YouTube clips and he's done some pretty convincing tests that show the 9mm is a very powerful round in its own right.

    A lot of Internet wags speak about the 9mm as though it is very far behind the .40 S&W and the .45 ACP, but Mr. Harrell's videos have shown that is not the reality.
  368. @JohnnyD
    I can't wait to read "The Conservative Case for Rioting" in National Review.

    Replies: @Muggles

    I can’t wait to read “The Conservative Case for Rioting” in National Review.

    If the Dems sweep in the elections, you may want to write that one yourself.

    But practice some first…

  369. @Sean
    @Buffalo Joe

    Right after the police shot Wallace a chubby black girl stood over the body then threw something right at the cop who'd fired. He puffed out his chest and charged straight at her with his arms at his sides.

    https://youtu.be/be1WmNpNc_w?t=25



    That man does not have the temperament to be a police officer.

    Replies: @Muggles, @Polistra

    That man does not have the temperament to be a police officer.

    So how many years have you be on the force? Where?

    Such bullshit.

  370. @obwandiyag
    @Jack D

    Yeah, but you can't deny that the cops actions were cowardly. Cops are such sissy cowards.

    Replies: @Jack D

    They are just working stiffs trying to do a job for long enough to collect their pensions or go out on disability. They don’t WANT to be heroes. They’re not paid to be heroes. They want to go home to their family tonight and every night, not be stabbed to death by a crazed Negro. I don’t envy their jobs, having to deal with the scum of Philadelphia day after day. Trust me the scum of Philadelphia is low, very low – you can’t even imagine to what depths humans can sink (or maybe you obwandiyag can).

    • Replies: @Polistra
    @Jack D


    Trust me the scum of Philadelphia is low, very low – you can’t even imagine to what depths humans can sink (or maybe you obwandiyag can).
     
    Same in every city, unfortunately.
  371. @Johann Ricke
    @The Wild Geese Howard


    Isn’t he the officer that now carries 150 rounds, with a few more mags in the door pocket of his cruiser?
     
    Note that the suspect was firing 9mm rounds, whose bullets are about 3x the weight of the .22 bullet that almost sent Reagan to the morgue in 1981. So those weren't Nerf balls that the cop in the Skokie incident was ducking.

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard

    Note that the suspect was firing 9mm rounds, whose bullets are about 3x the weight of the .22 bullet that almost sent Reagan to the morgue in 1981. So those weren’t Nerf balls that the cop in the Skokie incident was ducking.

    Right. I’ve been trying to watch some Paul Harrell YouTube clips and he’s done some pretty convincing tests that show the 9mm is a very powerful round in its own right.

    A lot of Internet wags speak about the 9mm as though it is very far behind the .40 S&W and the .45 ACP, but Mr. Harrell’s videos have shown that is not the reality.

  372. @FPD72
    @TomSchmidt


    John Hinckley Junior wasn’t guilty because of insanity. He is still locked up. He will likely always be a danger until very near the end of his life.
     
    Hinkley began a series of limited releases to stay with his parents in 1999. These releases grew over time. He was released permanently in 2016 and is today living as a free man, albeit with a number of restrictions.

    Replies: @TomSchmidt

    Really? I guess after Ronald and Nancy Reagan died he was no longer a threat to anyone. thanks, I had missed that bit of news.

    He is an example used of someone genuinely insane. He did nothing to cover up or try to hide (showing rational self protection) his crime. I remember a shrink taking me through it.

  373. @Rich
    @TomSchmidt

    Maybe you actually believe what you're writing, I don't know, but I don't care what motivated a person to commit murder, or rape or a violent assault. Self defense is, of course, a different matter. You're obsessed with 5 year olds, I'm talking about vicious, violent adult felons. I don't care what some pointy headed headshrinker says about their minds, whatever their IQ, whatever their excuse. if they commit murder, and a jury finds them guilty, they should hang. Singapore has the right idea, and not too long ago, so did the US.

    Manslaughter is different from murder, of course, as is Martha Stewart being entrapped. Straw man arguments are tiring. If your mother were raped, beaten and murdered by someone with what some PhD said was the mentality of a 5 year old, would you be okay with that murderer going free? I wouldn't. Whether it was your mother, my mother or anyone else's.

    Replies: @TomSchmidt

    I don’t care what motivated a person to commit murder

    You do realize you’re not the law, right? I quoted a pretty good layman’s definition of what murder is. You may not care about motivation, but the prosecutor does: to prove murder, he must prove motive, and capital murder is usually reserved for Murder 1, premeditated murder. You can argue for Murder 2 being capital murder if you like, but you do not get to pretend you want to execute people for “murder” and then not care about motivation. Them’s the rules; you follow them, and in states that still use the electric chair you can fry murderers like bacon, to adapt a recent phrase.

    You’re obsessed with 5 year olds, I’m talking about vicious, violent adult felons.
    Well, we know you’re a decent sort; you know that 5 years olds cannot commit murder. You would not categorically execute people less than 16; that also suggest you know that you need to take circumstances into account. Now the question is WHY 5 year olds cannot commit murder, and then you might also understand why criminally insane people (who we can both agree ought to be kept away from harming the larger society) cannot also do so: it’s in the definition of murder. You want to disagree with that, lobby to change the law.

    would you be okay with that “murderer” going free?
    Would anyone? I think a few AntiFa and BLM types might consider it a form of reparations. Normal, decent people would want someone like that removed from the ability to inflict similar harm on any other family; if guilty of murder, executed or locked away for life. If criminally insane, locked away for life. I’d go further and allow people who let that person out into public who knew about his proclivities be sued.

    Manslaughter is different from murder, of course
    Excellent. How do they differ? Hint: you need to prove intent, and state of mind goes to that, Rich. Your argument isn’t with me but the law.

    • Replies: @Rich
    @TomSchmidt

    So if your mother is raped, beaten and murdered by someone with an extremely low IQ you're okay with the death penalty? Then explain why if it's the guy up the block's mother he shouldn't also get justice? Or if the lady across town's brother that was murdered? Or some kid's father? Only you get justice, in your mind, if it's your relative? That shows you're not the "decent sort", just care about your own kin.

    You don't have to try to explain different types of murder charges to me, I'm very familiar with the letter of the law and the different definitions.

    Replies: @TomSchmidt

    , @Marty
    @TomSchmidt

    to prove murder, he must prove motive

    Actually he doesn’t. “Means, motive opportunity” - that’s TV stuff. Motive makes it easier for the jurors, but it’s no part of the prosecution’s burden. Read Bugliosi.

  374. @anon
    @Achmed E. Newman

    I went to a Jerry Jeff concert at Tulane in the late seventies. The place was full of drunk cowboys and drunker fraternity guys. The warm up act was an elegant jazz lady and her pianist - someone's idea of an eclectic combination for a country concert. It was a bad idea. The crowd hooted and catcalled her until she finally gave the audience the finger and yelled "F### You!" over the mike.
    Jerry Jeff came on, played a few numbers, and walked off the stage too drunk to continue.
    The crowd loved it all, too drunk themselves to care.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Achmed E. Newman, @James O'Meara, @brandybranch, @AceDeuce

    So you were sympathetic to Michael Richards when he was doing his standup routine on stage and was heckled by a mob of drunken, boorish negroes, right?

  375. @Anonymous
    @TomSchmidt

    That’s a bad argument against abolishing execution for retards. All laws *ARE* the gov’t saying “Because I say so.” Ever hear of monopoly on violence? Just hanging or shooting someone after the appropriate number of appeals and special pleadings is not violence. It’s an orderly killing of someone who has forfeited on the social contract. However, I would be open to restricting capital punishment for political crimes like treason. Martyr production isn’t socially useful function of the law and besides, I don’t trust federal prosecutors. Kidnapping is still OK as a capital crime. A psychotic imbecile facing execution for espionage would be an interesting case for YouTube legal vloggers, but it makes for bad law

    Replies: @TomSchmidt

    All laws *ARE* the gov’t saying “Because I say so.” Ever hear of monopoly on violence?

    I’d paraphrase CS Lewis from the Abolition of Man about “The Tao.” The Tao is his term for the things that all, or nearly all, cultures forbid. The easy one to guess is murder. Killing another human is permitted in certain societally-approved ways, but freelancing is frowned on pretty much anywhere. Stealing within the tribe or group, also. Those things are malum in se, acts inherently wrong, or at least recognized as wrong by pretty much everybody.

    By contrast, some states require motorcycle helmets, and some do not. Virginia does not allow me to use a radar detector, while every other state does (which makes using a radar detector in VA the best way to avoid a ticket for speeding), Drive from Vermont into Quebec and you can drink at 18, but better leave that gun back home. All are malum prohibitum, and too many of our laws (and frankly too many of the laws that blacks object to, attack cops over, and wind up getting themselves shot over) have been of that sort for a free society to continue.

    I think we can agree on punishing people who commit malum in se acts. Traitors deserve death, the Constitutionally-prescribed punishment; there’s a reason they’re frozen in ice down at the bottom of Dante’s Inferno.

  376. @anonymous-antimarxist
    @Jack D

    Extra magazines not useful??? Billy Club still practical???

    Remember Rodney King??? King was not only high and drunk but also having a PCP(his favorite drug) induced flashback psychotic episode. Multiple taser strikes, no use. The only reason the billy clubs subdued him was because multiple cops in teams took turns beating him into submission.

    Ok, you just stopped a gentle giant like a Michael Brown or Wallace Jr by doing a center mass mag dump. Now you are out. You are now surrounded by a street full of angry blacks some of whom are certainly not lacking. I think you really would like an extra mag, two or three on your person.

    Replies: @Supply and Demand

    You sound like an incel sociopath / Fed.

  377. @Sean
    @Buffalo Joe

    Right after the police shot Wallace a chubby black girl stood over the body then threw something right at the cop who'd fired. He puffed out his chest and charged straight at her with his arms at his sides.

    https://youtu.be/be1WmNpNc_w?t=25



    That man does not have the temperament to be a police officer.

    Replies: @Muggles, @Polistra

    That was his mom you nitwit.
    And what would you prefer him to do with his arms?

    • Replies: @Sean
    @Polistra

    She could have easily grabbed his hand with the gun and got control of it. He was putting himself in more danger than he was from Wallace seconds earlier when he decided to repeatedly shoot him: kill him. He was being arrogant and offensively blowing off steam rather than behaving appropriately, and it casts a lot of doubt on the idea that he was in fear for his own life when he took Wallace's. Nowadays you can count on there being video of any such incident if it is in the street and lasts more that twenty seconds; shooter is going to be forced out his job and will never work as a cop again.

  378. @Polistra
    @Sean

    That was his mom you nitwit.
    And what would you prefer him to do with his arms?

    Replies: @Sean

    She could have easily grabbed his hand with the gun and got control of it. He was putting himself in more danger than he was from Wallace seconds earlier when he decided to repeatedly shoot him: kill him. He was being arrogant and offensively blowing off steam rather than behaving appropriately, and it casts a lot of doubt on the idea that he was in fear for his own life when he took Wallace’s. Nowadays you can count on there being video of any such incident if it is in the street and lasts more that twenty seconds; shooter is going to be forced out his job and will never work as a cop again.

  379. @TomSchmidt
    @Rich

    I don’t care what motivated a person to commit murder

    You do realize you're not the law, right? I quoted a pretty good layman's definition of what murder is. You may not care about motivation, but the prosecutor does: to prove murder, he must prove motive, and capital murder is usually reserved for Murder 1, premeditated murder. You can argue for Murder 2 being capital murder if you like, but you do not get to pretend you want to execute people for "murder" and then not care about motivation. Them's the rules; you follow them, and in states that still use the electric chair you can fry murderers like bacon, to adapt a recent phrase.

    You’re obsessed with 5 year olds, I’m talking about vicious, violent adult felons.
    Well, we know you're a decent sort; you know that 5 years olds cannot commit murder. You would not categorically execute people less than 16; that also suggest you know that you need to take circumstances into account. Now the question is WHY 5 year olds cannot commit murder, and then you might also understand why criminally insane people (who we can both agree ought to be kept away from harming the larger society) cannot also do so: it's in the definition of murder. You want to disagree with that, lobby to change the law.

    would you be okay with that "murderer" going free?
    Would anyone? I think a few AntiFa and BLM types might consider it a form of reparations. Normal, decent people would want someone like that removed from the ability to inflict similar harm on any other family; if guilty of murder, executed or locked away for life. If criminally insane, locked away for life. I'd go further and allow people who let that person out into public who knew about his proclivities be sued.

    Manslaughter is different from murder, of course
    Excellent. How do they differ? Hint: you need to prove intent, and state of mind goes to that, Rich. Your argument isn't with me but the law.

    Replies: @Rich, @Marty

    So if your mother is raped, beaten and murdered by someone with an extremely low IQ you’re okay with the death penalty? Then explain why if it’s the guy up the block’s mother he shouldn’t also get justice? Or if the lady across town’s brother that was murdered? Or some kid’s father? Only you get justice, in your mind, if it’s your relative? That shows you’re not the “decent sort”, just care about your own kin.

    You don’t have to try to explain different types of murder charges to me, I’m very familiar with the letter of the law and the different definitions.

    • Replies: @TomSchmidt
    @Rich

    "So if your mother is raped, beaten and murdered"

    You do know that when you say someone is "murdered," then you might be using the word for "killed," but I've been referring to the crime of murder. Now, if the prosecution can prove that someone with a mental age of 5 could murder someone, in the example we continue to use, then sure, you can fry em like bacon in states that use the electric chair and maintain the death penalty.

    Stop. Breathe. Don't beg the question by calling a killer a "murderer" and then positing that a murderer might also be someone with a mental age of 5, as you have done: don't murder logic, along with my poor metaphorical mother.

    The law uses specific terms, which must be well-defined. Prosecutors and defense attorneys often play games, and people who write laws do as well, by using terms that means something else in real life in a legal context where there is a different definition for the term, counting on the layman to not know.

    Here's NY's definition of Murder 1:


    A person is guilty of murder in the first degree when:

    1. With intent to cause the death of another person, he causes the death of such person or of a third person; and

    (a) ...

    (i) the intended victim was a police officer (and a whole list of other parties, like witnesses, judges)
    and
    (b) The defendant was more than eighteen years old at the time of the commission of the crime.

     

    Interesting bit of the law follows:

    2. In any prosecution under subdivision one, it is an affirmative defense that:

    (a) (i) The defendant acted under the influence of extreme emotional disturbance for which there was a reasonable explanation or excuse, the reasonableness of which is to be determined from the viewpoint of a person in the defendant's situation under the circumstances as the defendant believed them to be.
     
    You don’t have to try to explain different types of murder charges to me, I’m very familiar with the letter of the law and the different definitions.
    Well, now you are.
  380. @James N. Kennett
    @TomSchmidt

    It's a fair comment, but few of the people walking around with dangerous mental health problems have a mental age of 5. The ones that do should not usually be out alone: not because of what they might do on their own, but because they are likely to be exploited by real criminals.

    Replies: @TomSchmidt

    I have a relative like that. Medicated, he’s mostly harmless and susceptible to the others. Unmedicated, he is a child in the body of an adult man and potentially dangerous. The difference between him and some of the unmedicated causing problems on the streets is family and people who care for him.

    I don’t know how it gets fixed on a society level.

  381. @Truth
    @Ian Smith


    over a sampled jungle beat?
     
    Bro, as long as there is a good, deep sampled, jungle beat, who care what they are grunting about?

    Replies: @Ian Smith

    People with IQs above 85.

    • Replies: @Truth
    @Ian Smith

    It's testosterone music, Old Sport. You have to have a baseline level to get it. So Air Supply is fine for guys like you..

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lo2qQmj0_h4

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGDQ9IukMOc

  382. @TomSchmidt
    @Rich

    I don’t care what motivated a person to commit murder

    You do realize you're not the law, right? I quoted a pretty good layman's definition of what murder is. You may not care about motivation, but the prosecutor does: to prove murder, he must prove motive, and capital murder is usually reserved for Murder 1, premeditated murder. You can argue for Murder 2 being capital murder if you like, but you do not get to pretend you want to execute people for "murder" and then not care about motivation. Them's the rules; you follow them, and in states that still use the electric chair you can fry murderers like bacon, to adapt a recent phrase.

    You’re obsessed with 5 year olds, I’m talking about vicious, violent adult felons.
    Well, we know you're a decent sort; you know that 5 years olds cannot commit murder. You would not categorically execute people less than 16; that also suggest you know that you need to take circumstances into account. Now the question is WHY 5 year olds cannot commit murder, and then you might also understand why criminally insane people (who we can both agree ought to be kept away from harming the larger society) cannot also do so: it's in the definition of murder. You want to disagree with that, lobby to change the law.

    would you be okay with that "murderer" going free?
    Would anyone? I think a few AntiFa and BLM types might consider it a form of reparations. Normal, decent people would want someone like that removed from the ability to inflict similar harm on any other family; if guilty of murder, executed or locked away for life. If criminally insane, locked away for life. I'd go further and allow people who let that person out into public who knew about his proclivities be sued.

    Manslaughter is different from murder, of course
    Excellent. How do they differ? Hint: you need to prove intent, and state of mind goes to that, Rich. Your argument isn't with me but the law.

    Replies: @Rich, @Marty

    to prove murder, he must prove motive

    Actually he doesn’t. “Means, motive opportunity” – that’s TV stuff. Motive makes it easier for the jurors, but it’s no part of the prosecution’s burden. Read Bugliosi.

  383. Yeah, I get my terms mixed: I am not a lawyer and all that. To strengthen your point, we have:

    “In criminal law, motive is distinct from intent. Criminal intent refers to the mental state of mind possessed by a defendant in committing a crime. With few exceptions the prosecution in a criminal case must prove that the defendant intended to commit the illegal act.”

  384. @Ian Smith
    @Truth

    People with IQs above 85.

    Replies: @Truth

    It’s testosterone music, Old Sport. You have to have a baseline level to get it. So Air Supply is fine for guys like you..

  385. @Rich
    @TomSchmidt

    So if your mother is raped, beaten and murdered by someone with an extremely low IQ you're okay with the death penalty? Then explain why if it's the guy up the block's mother he shouldn't also get justice? Or if the lady across town's brother that was murdered? Or some kid's father? Only you get justice, in your mind, if it's your relative? That shows you're not the "decent sort", just care about your own kin.

    You don't have to try to explain different types of murder charges to me, I'm very familiar with the letter of the law and the different definitions.

    Replies: @TomSchmidt

    “So if your mother is raped, beaten and murdered”

    You do know that when you say someone is “murdered,” then you might be using the word for “killed,” but I’ve been referring to the crime of murder. Now, if the prosecution can prove that someone with a mental age of 5 could murder someone, in the example we continue to use, then sure, you can fry em like bacon in states that use the electric chair and maintain the death penalty.

    Stop. Breathe. Don’t beg the question by calling a killer a “murderer” and then positing that a murderer might also be someone with a mental age of 5, as you have done: don’t murder logic, along with my poor metaphorical mother.

    The law uses specific terms, which must be well-defined. Prosecutors and defense attorneys often play games, and people who write laws do as well, by using terms that means something else in real life in a legal context where there is a different definition for the term, counting on the layman to not know.

    Here’s NY’s definition of Murder 1:

    A person is guilty of murder in the first degree when:

    1. With intent to cause the death of another person, he causes the death of such person or of a third person; and

    (a) …

    (i) the intended victim was a police officer (and a whole list of other parties, like witnesses, judges)
    and
    (b) The defendant was more than eighteen years old at the time of the commission of the crime.

    Interesting bit of the law follows:

    2. In any prosecution under subdivision one, it is an affirmative defense that:

    (a) (i) The defendant acted under the influence of extreme emotional disturbance for which there was a reasonable explanation or excuse, the reasonableness of which is to be determined from the viewpoint of a person in the defendant’s situation under the circumstances as the defendant believed them to be.

    You don’t have to try to explain different types of murder charges to me, I’m very familiar with the letter of the law and the different definitions.
    Well, now you are.

    • LOL: Rich
  386. @Jack D
    @obwandiyag

    They are just working stiffs trying to do a job for long enough to collect their pensions or go out on disability. They don't WANT to be heroes. They're not paid to be heroes. They want to go home to their family tonight and every night, not be stabbed to death by a crazed Negro. I don't envy their jobs, having to deal with the scum of Philadelphia day after day. Trust me the scum of Philadelphia is low, very low - you can't even imagine to what depths humans can sink (or maybe you obwandiyag can).

    Replies: @Polistra

    Trust me the scum of Philadelphia is low, very low – you can’t even imagine to what depths humans can sink (or maybe you obwandiyag can).

    Same in every city, unfortunately.

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