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From the New York Times news section:

Rockies Investigating Whether Fan Shouted Racial Slur at a Marlins Player

The incident happened during the ninth inning on Sunday while Lewis Brinson, who is Black, was hitting

By David Waldstein
Published Aug. 8, 2021
Updated Aug. 9, 2021, 11:18 a.m. ET

The Colorado Rockies are investigating whether a man in the stands at Coors Field in Denver on Sunday repeatedly and loudly yelled a racial slur at Miami Marlins outfielder Lewis Brinson, who is Black.

The Rockies said in a statement that they were disgusted by the incident. The offender was not identified before the game ended, the Rockies said, but the team is investigating the incident.

“The Rockies have zero tolerance for any form of racism or discrimination, and any fan using derogatory language of any kind will be ejected and banned from Coors Field,” said the statement, which was posted on the team’s website.

The incident happened during the top of the ninth inning, and the loud, brazen yells were picked up by microphones behind home plate and clearly heard on the Marlins’ television broadcast.

Paul Severino, the Marlins’ television play-by-play announcer, denounced the incident after the game.

“I’m absolutely disgusted at the language that was picked up by the mics late in the game today,” he said on Twitter.

Tony Clark, the executive director of the players’ union, said progress was needed to “ensure that racism is never tolerated on or off the field.”

“While many are truly committed to respect and equality for all, the abhorrent racial animus displayed today highlights that there is still much work to be done,” Clark said.

Coors Field was the site of the Major League Baseball All-Star Game on July 13. The game and the Home Run Derby were initially scheduled to be played at Atlanta’s stadium, but M.L.B. moved it to Denver after the Georgia General Assembly passed voting laws that critics said were designed to suppress Black votes.

Brinson, 27, did not appear to react to the apparent abuse, and it is unclear whether he heard it, although it was yelled very loudly at a quiet moment in the action. It is not clear whether any nearby fans, ushers or security personnel objected to the yelling or tried to stop it.

Clearly, our diverse, multicultural society needs organized groups of volunteers who will prevent malefactors from violating our most sacred racial taboos by dressing up in, say, hooded robes and lynching racists.

Then, buried as the third sentence in the four-sentence tenth paragraph is:

Since the statements were issued, some debate emerged on social media about whether the person was calling out to “Dinger,” the Rockies’ mascot.

In baseball slang, a “dinger” is a home run. Due to the thin air, lots of dingers get hit in Denver, so Dinger is a good name for the Rockies’ mascot.

… Last month, after Italy beat England in the European soccer championships, three English players faced a wave of racial abuse on social media after they failed to convert their penalty shots.

And from the Associated Press via the Washington Post:

Marlins’ Brinson target of fan’s racial slur in Colorado

By Associated Press
Yesterday at 11:14 p.m. EDT

DENVER — Lewis Brinson of the Miami Marlins was targeted by a fan at Coors Field who repeatedly shouted a racial slur at the Black outfielder when he batted in the ninth inning Sunday.

The slur was clearly heard on the Bally Sports Florida telecast of the Marlins’ 13-8 loss to the Colorado Rockies.

… Fans had started to fill the lower deck of the stadium in the late innings, moving closer for a postgame concert that was part of a Faith Day celebration.

Faith Day? Well, what else can you expect from the kind of baseball fans who would go to Faith Day at the ballpark but HATE?

Later, however, also from the New York Times:

Rockies Now Say Fan Was Calling to Mascot, Not Shouting a Slur

What seemed to be a case of overt racism was actually a misunderstanding, the team said.

By David Waldstein
Aug. 9, 2021
Updated 4:12 p.m. ET

After investigating reports that a fan had yelled a racial slur during a game at Coors Field in Denver on Sunday, the Colorado Rockies determined the fan was actually yelling for the team mascot, Dinger, the team said in a statement on Monday.

The incident happened in the ninth inning of Sunday’s game against the Miami Marlins, with Miami outfielder Lewis Brinson, who is Black, at the plate. The yelling man’s words were picked up by television microphones, and many people thought he had used a racial slur.

The game was about to be over and the fan was calling to Dinger in the hopes that the purple dinosaur mascot would then come over and pose for a picture with his child.

But, the point is, he was a white man with a white child, so our anti-racist society can never relax. It’s so exhausting. Maybe on the surface he was saying “Dinger,” but systemically he was implying a racist slur, what with 1619 and redlining.

But, enough of that, time to get the Narrative back on track. Rather than write an article recounting the different types of of Hate Hysteria sweeping America, such as Hate Hoaxes and this kind of Hate Hypochondria, let’s dredge up a 4 year old incident:

… Although this event seems to have been a misunderstanding, there have been incidents in which players have reported racial abuse in stadiums.

In 2017, Adam Jones, then an outfielder with the Baltimore Orioles, said he had been called a racial slur while playing against the Red Sox in the outfield at Fenway Park in Boston.

After Jones detailed his experience to USA Today, Red Sox fans at Fenway Park gave Jones a standing ovation the next day.

Also, somebody yelled a bad word at Jackie Robinson in 1947.

 
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  1. Why are they booing?

    They are not booing. The fans are cheering their corporate stadium sponsor by chanting “Coors, Coors, Coors!”

    • Replies: @Hangnail Hans
    @Inquiring Mind

    I was yelling "Boo-erns"

  2. I don’t think they should let this guy off so easily. In the future, there could be a country called Dingastan, and Dinger sounds like it would be a slur for Dingastani. Just in case, this guy should be banned from baseball forever and the Rockies should pledge 50% of all nacho revenue to DLM.

    • LOL: Achmed E. Newman
    • Replies: @AnotherDad
    @Faraday's Bobcat

    I' m disgusted.

    Enough! I don't care if this guy was yelling "Dinger" or whatever. His actions could have spooked caused distress to the opposing player.

    How can you expect our professional athletes to excel in a hostile environment? It is illegal for a reason. Our athletes--women and men and both/neither--need a safe spaces to compete and excel.

    White men are unsafe. It is well past time to ban white male spectators from all our sporting events. Our national life will be better.

    Replies: @kaganovitch

    , @VivaLaMigra
    @Faraday's Bobcat

    No, actually, people called simply "Dings" would live in a country called 'Dingastan" just as Afghans live in Afghanistan and Pakis live in Pakistan. The made-up word "Pakistani" was coined because "Paki" was arbitrarily and incorrectly labeled as a "pejorative" term. If you're from Pakistan, you're a Paki. End of story.

  3. You’re right. The guy who yelled “dinger” should be banned for life from attending MLB games. A zero-tolerance police against racism isn’t good enough. If we are truly going to become an anti-racist society, a less-than-zero-tolerance policy is the only path forward.

    • Replies: @dee nile
    @JimDandy


    The guy who yelled “dinger” should be banned for life from attending MLB games.
     
    Not enough. ALL white males should be banned for life. After being put to death.

    Replies: @Rich

  4. The wags on 4chan are going to have a field day with this one.

    • Replies: @Polistra
    @415 reasons

    Did you just say 'field day'? You did, didn't you.

    I suppose you'd like to have us all go back to the fields and pick your cotton for you, wouldn't you. Well it's not going to happen, that I can tell you. We're not going back. You can just forget about it. Also, do the work. Start here and do the work. We're all racist, and when I say 'we' I mean you, of course.

  5. I can perfectly well understand how hysterical a fan can get. You’re playing the Rockies in Denver, you’re down by one run, it’s bottom of the 9th, bases loaded, 3 balls, 2 strikes. Then, as the catcher comes up to the mound to give some (investment) tips to the pitcher, that damn purple dinosaur comes out to rally the Colorado fans. WTF? “Lynch that damn dinger!”

    Seriously, doesn’t anyone remember when fans would yell out “lynch the ump!” and stuff like that? I wonder how well that would go over now?

    I like baseball, mind you, but I clicked on the this one expecting it to be another story of Flu Manchu hysteria, perhaps regarding sportswriters being LOCKDOWNed in the bowels of Giants stadium, amongst the bones of Jimmy Hoffa, speaking of dinosaur bones…

    • Replies: @Liberty Mike
    @Achmed E. Newman

    You are "playing the Rockies in Denver, you're down by one run, its the bottom of the ninth...?"

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    , @Chris Mallory
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Never remember anyone yelling "Lynch the ump". But my wife was threatened with being thrown out of the St Louis ball park for taunting the opposing team's bullpen. She got the relief guy so upset he hit the first two St Louis players he faced.

    Replies: @kaganovitch, @Achmed E. Newman

    , @Ron Mexico
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Some hs friends and I laid into leftfielder Luis Polonia (Angels 1991) taunting him about his arrest for sex with a minor by holding up whatever posters were given out at the Big A that night and saying, "hey Luis, check out my 15 yr old sister." We got him to the point that he committed an error and the ball rolled to the wall where we were. After throwing it back to the cut off, he turned around and flipped us off. We deserved it for being dicks. Would we be banned for life 30 yrs later?

    Replies: @Adam Smith

  6. “ I read somewhere that every word on this planet is separated by only six other words. Six degrees of separation between the Nword and everyone else on this planet”

  7. When this story first came out earlier today (or last night, whenever I heard it), it was very difficult to believe that a normal white American man would sit in a prominent location and repeatedly and openly chant a racial expletive. It defied belief. Made no sense.

    And now the video is out and it’s clear that he’s yelling at the mascot and it’s even harder to believe that anyone with any sense at all would believe the initial story, especially if they had seen the video.

    The increasing lack of good faith among my fellow countrymen is becoming more and more nauseating.

    • Replies: @AndrewR
    @JR Ewing

    Our state religion is primarily predicated on the idea that there are tens of millions of white people out there who are just salivating to genocide black and Jewish people, and the only way to prevent said genocide is through hypervigilance and merciless punishment towards anyone who displays the slightest sign of being part of this supposedly evil, massive and barely-containable group.

    , @Marty
    @JR Ewing

    normal white American man would sit in a prominent location and repeatedly and openly chant a racial expletive.

    I actually witnessed just such an event, in San Francisco of all places. It was a Giants game at the ‘Stick around 1997. I was in the lower boxes, third base line, a row behind a black guy in his ‘60’s who was with his grandson. A drunk white guy nearby began shouting veiled racial references like “watermelon,” “chitlins,” that kind of thing. The gentleman just sat there and looked sad. I called the usher over and suggested the idiot be moved, and he was.

    At a game the next season, I was wondering to my friend why white kids wanted to hang their pants off their ass like blacks. The suburban-looking guy in front of me turned around and called me a racist. He was wearing an Olympic Club sweater.

    , @Rooster11
    @JR Ewing

    “Lack of good faith” haha, the faith is completely gone, caught the last train outta town a while ago. The knee jerk reaction from the MSM and most of their faithful is White man bad, no facts needed, just a forgone conclusion. Most only see the headline and say “yup, knew it”, and the few who see the correction just think there’s a million other instances not caught on camera that were racist.

    I mean in this day and age, do you really think there’s a White guy, especially with his young son, hurling racial slurs in a public setting with cameras and people all around??? He’d lose everything almost immediately - job, friends, marriage. I mean there’s no other group of people more closely scrutinized than a White man.

    Replies: @Forbes

    , @ben tillman
    @JR Ewing


    The increasing lack of good faith among my fellow countrymen is becoming more and more nauseating.
     
    A huge number of them simply are not in control of their own brains. Their reactions are essentially generated by remote control.
  8. Sportswriters hated Cosell, so he wasn’t all bad.

  9. Only a dinger can call another dinger “dinger”—doesn’t everybody know that?

    • Replies: @Mike Tre
    @Possumman

    If you pronounce it "dingah" then you're good.

  10. So when are people going to start pushing back on all of this “investigative” power private companies imagine they have? News flash, the management of an MLB ball park are not the cops and have no legal authority to “investigate” anything. Just because someone bought a ticket to your game doesn’t give you the right to detain, question, or otherwise harass that person. If you think they’ve committed a crime, call the real police. If their behavior is intolerable but otherwise legal, ask them to leave, then insist if they don’t, and finally get law enforcement involved if they won’t leave and it escalates to trespassing.

    The same thing goes for employers. They don’t have the authority to “investigate” anything just because they sign a paycheck.

    • Replies: @Polistra
    @Nathan

    That's just what I'd expect a racist to say.

    Replies: @newJoestalin

  11. No doubt the Faith in question was Judaism. Will this scourge of anti-semitism in the press never end?

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Desiderius

    Couldn't they just pay people to shout out racial epithets? At funerals in Asia you hire professional mourners to wail at funerals who don't even know the deceased. If they have professional mourners, why can't we have professional racists? Professional racists would shout out "real" racial epithets at ballgames, paint racist graffiti on walls, etc. A real professional wouldn't make mistakes like bending the arms of the swastika in the wrong direction or saying Dinger instead of the real N-word. For an extra fee, you could rough up the professional racist a bit afterward to show how virtuous you are. The racist could wear a protective fat suit to cushion the blows.

    Faith day and secular Judaism don't go together. Aside from the Orthodox, American Jews have the lowest rate of religious service attendance of any religion. You'd have more luck getting Jews to turn out for Atheist Day.

    Replies: @Hibernian, @Paperback Writer, @WJ, @ben tillman, @Jonathan Mason, @mousey

    , @Bigdicknick
    @Desiderius

    I am going to self censor on the "faith day" element of this one

  12. These people are scared.

    Not of us but still.

  13. @Achmed E. Newman
    I can perfectly well understand how hysterical a fan can get. You're playing the Rockies in Denver, you're down by one run, it's bottom of the 9th, bases loaded, 3 balls, 2 strikes. Then, as the catcher comes up to the mound to give some (investment) tips to the pitcher, that damn purple dinosaur comes out to rally the Colorado fans. WTF? "Lynch that damn dinger!"

    Seriously, doesn't anyone remember when fans would yell out "lynch the ump!" and stuff like that? I wonder how well that would go over now?

    I like baseball, mind you, but I clicked on the this one expecting it to be another story of Flu Manchu hysteria, perhaps regarding sportswriters being LOCKDOWNed in the bowels of Giants stadium, amongst the bones of Jimmy Hoffa, speaking of dinosaur bones...

    Replies: @Liberty Mike, @Chris Mallory, @Ron Mexico

    You are “playing the Rockies in Denver, you’re down by one run, its the bottom of the ninth…?”

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @Liberty Mike

    Ha, see, someone caught it!

    (Nah, I really had "top of the ninth" in my head.) Thanks, Mike.

    Also, the idea was that you might not have known that the poor purple dino mascot was a black guy when you yelled that. You have to be so damn careful these days.

    BTW, I just looked up the 76 MLB umps, but there is no one named Emmitt. Dang! That'd been a hell of a story for the NY Times NEWS section, a guy yelling "lynch the ump!" to a black ump named Emmitt.

    Replies: @BLESTO-V

  14. In there zeal to reach ever higher levels of racial atonement the herd media probably killed Dinger the mascot. They’ll blame Whites of course as Dinger becomes a new surrogate for the you know what word………..

  15. As you might imagine, Twitter is going nuts over this. A reasonable response is from similarly named Steve Staeger of KUSA-TV9NBC. He has shown mercy by not naming the fan.

    What would the Twitter mob make of this British canine solider?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigger_(dog)

    • Replies: @El Dato
    @ScarletNumber

    You could set up a citywide network of microphones with AI tuned to pick up THE DINGER WORD and project the location of the offending DINGER EVENT on jumbotron screens monitored 24/7 by well-uniformed, good-looking, and appropriately kempt Black Controllers in an underground lair (i.e. non-degenerate and not speaking ebonics, kinda like Nazis, only black.)

    From there, they can immediately dispatch retrieval drones to give the racist a lesson.

  16. Brinson obviously didn’t react because he actually used his fucking ears.

  17. This one really was a humdinger.

    • Replies: @Lurker
    @Paperback Writer

    Is that tragic or magic dirt?

    , @Achmed E. Newman
    @Paperback Writer

    Good riddance, ya' racist piece of sh... granite.

    Replies: @Paperback Writer, @black sea, @Lurker

    , @Hangnail Hans
    @Paperback Writer

    Wow, Stone Mountain is smaller than I thought.

    , @J1234
    @Paperback Writer

    From CNN:


    …called the rock a symbol of racism.
    Chamberlin Rock, which had sat on Observatory Point since 1925, was named after Thomas Chamberlin, a geologist and former university president who served from 1887 to 1892.
    A 1925 Wisconsin State Journal article used the n-word as part of a nickname for the giant boulder.
     
    Good thing they removed it, because you never know who might be reading an issue of the Wisconsion State Journal from 1925.
  18. @Desiderius
    https://twitter.com/kyle_barker/status/1424811847174299649?s=20

    No doubt the Faith in question was Judaism. Will this scourge of anti-semitism in the press never end?

    Replies: @Jack D, @Bigdicknick

    Couldn’t they just pay people to shout out racial epithets? At funerals in Asia you hire professional mourners to wail at funerals who don’t even know the deceased. If they have professional mourners, why can’t we have professional racists? Professional racists would shout out “real” racial epithets at ballgames, paint racist graffiti on walls, etc. A real professional wouldn’t make mistakes like bending the arms of the swastika in the wrong direction or saying Dinger instead of the real N-word. For an extra fee, you could rough up the professional racist a bit afterward to show how virtuous you are. The racist could wear a protective fat suit to cushion the blows.

    Faith day and secular Judaism don’t go together. Aside from the Orthodox, American Jews have the lowest rate of religious service attendance of any religion. You’d have more luck getting Jews to turn out for Atheist Day.

    • Replies: @Hibernian
    @Jack D


    If they have professional mourners, why can’t we have professional racists?
     
    The amateur hate hoaxers want to do that work themselves.
    , @Paperback Writer
    @Jack D


    Couldn’t they just pay people to shout out racial epithets?

     

    If there is ever a shooting war with China, they'd be smart to start a race war. It's as simple as dropping a lit match into a dry tinder box.

    Replies: @Desiderius

    , @WJ
    @Jack D

    What in the world is an "atheist" Jew? It's a religion. When Sammy Davis Jr can be a Jew how can it by anything but a religion? There is no DNA that can be positively associated with Jews. Goldie Hahn looks pretty Nordic to me. Shatner? Atheist Jew is like atheist Catholic. Or maybe it's like Jumbo Shrimp.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Elli, @Alden, @Paperback Writer

    , @ben tillman
    @Jack D


    Couldn’t they just pay people to shout out racial epithets? At funerals in Asia you hire professional mourners to wail at funerals who don’t even know the deceased. If they have professional mourners, why can’t we have professional racists?
     
    We do. They fill the ranks of the communications media, academia, and the bureaucracy.
    , @Jonathan Mason
    @Jack D

    Splendid idea. The more ritualistic it becomes the better. The concept of having professional scapegoats to ceremonially wipe away sin ties in beautifully with the central dogma of the Christian religion.

    Maybe we could even stage mock crucifixions of the professional racists, or have them sawed in half and then reassembled by David Copperfield.

    , @mousey
    @Jack D

    But we do have professional racists. They're called the FBI.

  19. What happened to original and cool sounding mascot names like Chief Knock-A-Homa?

    Braves? Indians? Chiefs? All names to honor the American Indian. Okay, I might can see the AI being miffed by the name Washington Redskins but Indians or Braves or Chiefs?

    Remember the ole Washington Generals? I hear they became the republican party.

  20. Brinson actually listened to the tape 50 times. Says he heard the slur. If he heard it, the white man said it. Onto the ritual doxxing and humiliation.

    • LOL: Alden
    • Replies: @International Jew
    @Paperback Writer

    That is some level of obsession, to listen fifty times to what some random stranger said — in a crowd yet, and not even obviously at you.

    Replies: @Paperback Writer

    , @JimDandy
    @Paperback Writer

    But he can't unhear it, anyway, and reminds us, in his own way, that he's still a victim even if it didn't happen.

    https://www.yahoo.com/sports/despite-dinger-explanation-marlins-outfielder-010127966.html

    Replies: @Paperback Writer

    , @Hapalong Cassidy
    @Paperback Writer

    Maybe there was a 2nd racial epithet hurler behind the grassy knoll.

    Replies: @Ron Mexico

  21. Sportswriters are unusually stupid people. Of course they’re hysterical. They’re in denial about everything.

  22. The Colorado Rockies Major League Baseball Club needs to rename ‘Dinger’ NOW. What would be a nice woke name for a purple baseball mascot?

    I would be shocked if they don’t do so very quickly.

    • Replies: @Barnard
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    I would be shocked if the Rockies don't rename Dinger. They didn't give them the All Star game over the hate filled bigots of Georgia for nothing. Maybe Stoner would be a good name.

    Replies: @Captain Tripps

    , @duncsbaby
    @The Last Real Calvinist


    The Colorado Rockies Major League Baseball Club needs to rename ‘Dinger’ NOW.
     
    Tinky-Winky 2?
    , @Neuday
    @The Last Real Calvinist


    What would be a nice woke name for a purple baseball mascot?
     
    Let's see . . . he's a mile high, he's purple, possibly because he can't breathe . . . Purple Floyd? (cue un-Comfortably Numb)
    , @Swamp Fox
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    They could call him "Dinga" to soften the blow of that insidious word.

  23. Maybe they should make players wear number 42 all season, not just on April 15. This could draw black fans who could police the crowd for wrongspeak, assuming the blacks don’t first kill one another in the parking lot.

  24. Fight back.

    Boycott pro sports.

    Don’t spend your money making pro players rich, save your money and become rich yourself.

    Don’t spend your time watching pro players exercise, spend your time getting some exercise yourself.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @John Gruskos

    That's right, John. It's not only that you are supporting people who hate you, as I've written numerous times. If you've got to be on the edge of your seat all the time, and it's NOT just during 1-run-down, TOP of the 9th, 2 out, 3/2 pitch situations, then how much fun is it all anyway?

  25. Anybody want to bet that the word “dinger” will now be, as they say, “problematized” — and proscribed?

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
    @Paperback Writer

    'Anybody want to bet that the word “dinger” will now be, as they say, “problematized” — and proscribed?'

    Shut yo' mouf, dinger.

    , @Joseph Doaks
    @Paperback Writer

    "Anybody want to bet that the word “dinger” will now be, as they say, “problematized” — and proscribed?"

    We're also going to need substitutes for these words: bigger, rigger, digger, jigger, trigger, snigger, chigger, swigger, outrigger, and ditchdigger! A woksters job is never done.

    Replies: @Lurker, @Paperback Writer, @GeraldB

  26. @Paperback Writer
    Anybody want to bet that the word "dinger" will now be, as they say, "problematized" -- and proscribed?

    Replies: @Colin Wright, @Joseph Doaks

    ‘Anybody want to bet that the word “dinger” will now be, as they say, “problematized” — and proscribed?’

    Shut yo’ mouf, dinger.

  27. “Canadians” was getting played out, anyway.

  28. • Replies: @duncsbaby
    @JohnnyWalker123

    That puppet needs a face covering.

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123

    , @Hangnail Hans
    @JohnnyWalker123

    WTAF. There is absolutely zero chance of reasoning with these people. Zero.

    , @El Dato
    @JohnnyWalker123

    I guess it's to say something about Turkey giving safe haven to and USA giving air cover for ISIS goons and White Helmet jihadis ensconced in Syria?

    , @Gordo
    @JohnnyWalker123

    So ugly, so representative of ‘diversity’.

  29. @Liberty Mike
    @Achmed E. Newman

    You are "playing the Rockies in Denver, you're down by one run, its the bottom of the ninth...?"

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    Ha, see, someone caught it!

    (Nah, I really had “top of the ninth” in my head.) Thanks, Mike.

    Also, the idea was that you might not have known that the poor purple dino mascot was a black guy when you yelled that. You have to be so damn careful these days.

    BTW, I just looked up the 76 MLB umps, but there is no one named Emmitt. Dang! That’d been a hell of a story for the NY Times NEWS section, a guy yelling “lynch the ump!” to a black ump named Emmitt.

    • Replies: @BLESTO-V
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Emmitt Ashford seems to have represented what we wanted from black people. Read an interview with him where he talked about his first major league game, which was in Chicago. A black hitter grounded to short and Ashford called him out on a close play. The guy said to him, "aw c'mon, Brotha!" Ashford says he replied, "don't give me that brother shit."

  30. There was a pretty funny video (or series of) on YouTube some time ago, where a White guy would walk up to blacks and say “hi neighbor”! To a negro/negress all would jump up and say something along the lines of “what da f you say!?” It was hilarious, but that dude was truly taking his life in his hands.

    • Replies: @Lurker
    @usNthem

    Blacks often claim that verbal abuse from evil whites is routine but their reactions in such videos seem to imply that something that even sounds like the magic word is shocking and unusual to them.

  31. @John Gruskos
    Fight back.

    Boycott pro sports.

    Don't spend your money making pro players rich, save your money and become rich yourself.

    Don't spend your time watching pro players exercise, spend your time getting some exercise yourself.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    That’s right, John. It’s not only that you are supporting people who hate you, as I’ve written numerous times. If you’ve got to be on the edge of your seat all the time, and it’s NOT just during 1-run-down, TOP of the 9th, 2 out, 3/2 pitch situations, then how much fun is it all anyway?

  32. @Paperback Writer
    Anybody want to bet that the word "dinger" will now be, as they say, "problematized" -- and proscribed?

    Replies: @Colin Wright, @Joseph Doaks

    “Anybody want to bet that the word “dinger” will now be, as they say, “problematized” — and proscribed?”

    We’re also going to need substitutes for these words: bigger, rigger, digger, jigger, trigger, snigger, chigger, swigger, outrigger, and ditchdigger! A woksters job is never done.

    • Agree: Alden
    • Replies: @Lurker
    @Joseph Doaks

    I thought 'jogger' was still in use?

    , @Paperback Writer
    @Joseph Doaks

    It's really an enigma.

    , @GeraldB
    @Joseph Doaks

    Steve Martin, on Saturday Night Live, many years ago:

    Martin mentions he was itching because he had gotten into some chiggers. "They prefer to be called cheegroes."

  33. When the University of Missouri scandal broke, over the course of an afternoon, a few years ago I tuned in to the ESPN “happy hour” talk shows that day. All of the sportswriters were horrified about the “terrible” (Bob Ryan) racism at U of M which had to be condemned. Of course since it was essentially a local story, almost certainly made up out of whole cloth, that had exploded onto the national scene when the football team took up the cause of a student activist, none of them had the foggiest idea about any of the specifics. When it was revealed that the “racism” consisted of three incidents, one of which supposedly happened off campus and another of which, the so-called “poop swastika” was seen by only one person, none of those individuals, who each have a national voice, ever revisited the issue to note that maybe the media had overreacted. They knew no one was ever going to call them on it and the goal of the whole business was achieved a few days later when the university president resigned.

  34. I remember being at a high school basketball game as a kid where the other team had male cheerleaders. A big chunk of the crowd was chanting “one, two, three, four, get the faggots off the floor.” I’m not saying that should be socially acceptable, but it’s better than what we’ve got now.

    • Replies: @Marty T
    @joe862

    Sounds like a much better America than "drag queen story hour" for little kids.

    , @Spect3r
    @joe862

    And seems to me like the appropriate chanting for the moment.

  35. Dinger! How dare they name their mascot that. If you unscramble it, it is 5/6 of the way to the Unsayable Word. So it seems like implicit bias or insensitivity to me. They need rename the mascot Bozo or Charlie or something.

  36. @Achmed E. Newman
    I can perfectly well understand how hysterical a fan can get. You're playing the Rockies in Denver, you're down by one run, it's bottom of the 9th, bases loaded, 3 balls, 2 strikes. Then, as the catcher comes up to the mound to give some (investment) tips to the pitcher, that damn purple dinosaur comes out to rally the Colorado fans. WTF? "Lynch that damn dinger!"

    Seriously, doesn't anyone remember when fans would yell out "lynch the ump!" and stuff like that? I wonder how well that would go over now?

    I like baseball, mind you, but I clicked on the this one expecting it to be another story of Flu Manchu hysteria, perhaps regarding sportswriters being LOCKDOWNed in the bowels of Giants stadium, amongst the bones of Jimmy Hoffa, speaking of dinosaur bones...

    Replies: @Liberty Mike, @Chris Mallory, @Ron Mexico

    Never remember anyone yelling “Lynch the ump”. But my wife was threatened with being thrown out of the St Louis ball park for taunting the opposing team’s bullpen. She got the relief guy so upset he hit the first two St Louis players he faced.

    • Replies: @kaganovitch
    @Chris Mallory

    But my wife was threatened with being thrown out of the St Louis ball park for taunting the opposing team’s bullpen. She got the relief guy so upset he hit the first two St Louis players he faced.

    Thrown out? They should have given her season tickets!

    , @Achmed E. Newman
    @Chris Mallory

    Oh yeah. The fans would yell a lot of stuff, especially at the umps. However, I remember it being all in fun though. I'm guessing one the current university snowflakes would not be cut out to be an umpire of that era though.

    I like Mr. K's reply. Mostly off the subject, I have a family member who mooned the dunk-the-clown guy at the State Fair, after said clown came up with a bunch of insults, which is after all, his job, to enable more attempted dunkings and more money spent. Well, the guy was silent for a pretty long time. No beer was involved, amazingly enough.

  37. @JR Ewing
    When this story first came out earlier today (or last night, whenever I heard it), it was very difficult to believe that a normal white American man would sit in a prominent location and repeatedly and openly chant a racial expletive. It defied belief. Made no sense.

    And now the video is out and it's clear that he's yelling at the mascot and it's even harder to believe that anyone with any sense at all would believe the initial story, especially if they had seen the video.

    The increasing lack of good faith among my fellow countrymen is becoming more and more nauseating.

    Replies: @AndrewR, @Marty, @Rooster11, @ben tillman

    Our state religion is primarily predicated on the idea that there are tens of millions of white people out there who are just salivating to genocide black and Jewish people, and the only way to prevent said genocide is through hypervigilance and merciless punishment towards anyone who displays the slightest sign of being part of this supposedly evil, massive and barely-containable group.

    • Agree: Hangnail Hans, tyrone
  38. @Jack D
    @Desiderius

    Couldn't they just pay people to shout out racial epithets? At funerals in Asia you hire professional mourners to wail at funerals who don't even know the deceased. If they have professional mourners, why can't we have professional racists? Professional racists would shout out "real" racial epithets at ballgames, paint racist graffiti on walls, etc. A real professional wouldn't make mistakes like bending the arms of the swastika in the wrong direction or saying Dinger instead of the real N-word. For an extra fee, you could rough up the professional racist a bit afterward to show how virtuous you are. The racist could wear a protective fat suit to cushion the blows.

    Faith day and secular Judaism don't go together. Aside from the Orthodox, American Jews have the lowest rate of religious service attendance of any religion. You'd have more luck getting Jews to turn out for Atheist Day.

    Replies: @Hibernian, @Paperback Writer, @WJ, @ben tillman, @Jonathan Mason, @mousey

    If they have professional mourners, why can’t we have professional racists?

    The amateur hate hoaxers want to do that work themselves.

  39. If you’re shopping for a Volkswagen every car seems to be a Volkswagen. And if you’re a leftist maple syrup is racist.

    I gave up MLB after the Georgia voting fiasco. But I still decided to go to a game when a friend had tickets. The MLB sign read “MLB = BLM” and they sang the Black national anthem. I didn’t figure out what in the hell the mumbling Black woman was singing, but next time I’ll be taking a knee, and I definitely won’t be going to another MLB game.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Anonymous Jew


    And if you’re a leftist maple syrup is racist.
     
    Well, it is.


    https://landssake.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/9282739655_c9c363d99f_o-300x272.jpg


    https://www.ontarioparks.com/parksblog/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/BronteCreek_HeritageCoupleHangingBucket-825x510.jpg

    https://mdc.mo.gov/sites/default/files/mo_nature/media/activity/maple-sugaring.jpg


    Except in Toronto, perhaps:




    https://torontoist.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Screen-Shot-2017-03-22-at-10.40.33-AM-640x421.png

    Replies: @Paperback Writer

  40. @JR Ewing
    When this story first came out earlier today (or last night, whenever I heard it), it was very difficult to believe that a normal white American man would sit in a prominent location and repeatedly and openly chant a racial expletive. It defied belief. Made no sense.

    And now the video is out and it's clear that he's yelling at the mascot and it's even harder to believe that anyone with any sense at all would believe the initial story, especially if they had seen the video.

    The increasing lack of good faith among my fellow countrymen is becoming more and more nauseating.

    Replies: @AndrewR, @Marty, @Rooster11, @ben tillman

    normal white American man would sit in a prominent location and repeatedly and openly chant a racial expletive.

    I actually witnessed just such an event, in San Francisco of all places. It was a Giants game at the ‘Stick around 1997. I was in the lower boxes, third base line, a row behind a black guy in his ‘60’s who was with his grandson. A drunk white guy nearby began shouting veiled racial references like “watermelon,” “chitlins,” that kind of thing. The gentleman just sat there and looked sad. I called the usher over and suggested the idiot be moved, and he was.

    At a game the next season, I was wondering to my friend why white kids wanted to hang their pants off their ass like blacks. The suburban-looking guy in front of me turned around and called me a racist. He was wearing an Olympic Club sweater.

  41. Ok, when I was a kid the Buffalo Bisons played in the International League, international because the Havana Cubans played in the league and maybe a team from Canada. I was seated with my dad, a couple of uncles and a handfull of cousins. Think the game was against Syracuse. The Syracuse first base man had a huge nose, Jim Durante league nose. We were seated in the box seats near first base. A fan behind us started calling the first baseman “Banana Nose”, loud and repeatedly. The first base man finally cracked, walked to the railing and challenged the loud mouth to come on the field. Umps and players came over. The fan threw a beer, the first baseman threw his glove. another fan threw a beer, another player threw a glove, soon gloves, balls and beer filled the air. Like a hockey game on grass. Never forgot that game but don’t remember anyone being called the “Dinger” word. Oh, and a Buffalo favorite was Luke Easter, a legend in AAA ball. When Luke came to bat the fans howled “LUUUKE” which sounded like booing. Can’t imagine how Wokedom would spin that.

    • Replies: @ScarletNumber
    @Buffalo Joe

    Yes, back then the International League was truth-in-advertising. The Cuban team was the Havana Sugar Kings. They played until 1960 when they moved to Jersey City in July under threat of being nationalized by Castro.

    The two longer examples were the Montreal Royals and the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Royals were famous for being Jackie Robinson's first team in white baseball. Coincidentally his first game was in Jersey City. The Maple Leafs were owned by Jack Kent Cooke and he gave Sparky Anderson his first managerial job.

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Buffalo Joe


    Ok, when I was a kid the Buffalo Bisons played in the International League, international because the Havana Cubans...

     

    Sugar Kings. (Now that would inspire a great mascot!)


    https://us.stuartslondon.com/images/ebbets-field-flannels-havana-sugar-kings-1949-t-shirt-light-grey-p47341-580899_medium.jpg

    played in the league and maybe a team from Canada.
     
    The Toronto Maple Leafs and the Montreal Royals.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_League#League_timeline

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_League#Championship_wins_by_team
    , @AceDeuce
    @Buffalo Joe

    Luke Easter. There's a name from the past.

    He was robbed and murdered by two fellow negroes in Cleveland back in 1979. I tried posting a more detailed account of this earlier, but it was schoolmarmed out of existence. Sad!

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

  42. Anon[105] • Disclaimer says:

    The most frustrating thing about the left today is their cherry picking approach to statistics.

    They look at the crime rate of blacks and argue that it’s not all blacks.

    They see Pew research data showing that about half of Muslims want Sharia law and argue that it’s not all Muslims.

    But then a vanishingly tiny number of people send monkey emojis to a soccer player, or one drunk lunatic shouts a proscribed word four years ago, and the entirety of white western civilisation has to reflect, self-flagellate, and apologise.

    The only people who should be apologising are blacks, for being an utter drag on the entire project to advance humanity.

    • Agree: Joseph Doaks
  43. @Paperback Writer
    This one really was a humdinger.

    https://nypost.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2021/08/chamberlin-rock-madison-01.jpg?quality=90&strip=all&w=618&h=410&crop=1

    Replies: @Lurker, @Achmed E. Newman, @Hangnail Hans, @J1234

    Is that tragic or magic dirt?

  44. “In 2017, Adam Jones…”

    Imagine making millions of dollars to play a game and some fan (aka paying customer) calling you a bad name. I mean, it’s just not worth it. He should go back to collecting shopping carts in the parking lot for the local Home Depot (aka career ceiling.)

    So what slur rhymes with Dinger? I’m drawing a blank.

    The Cubs banned a fan for life a couple years ago when he flashed the white supremacist “OK” hand signal in the background of an interview on live TV:

    https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/mlb-power-rankings-red-sox-mets-tumble-as-blue-jays-phillies-and-braves-make-august-push/

    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
    @Mike Tre


    Imagine making millions of dollars to play a game and some fan (aka paying customer) calling you a bad name. I mean, it’s just not worth it. He should go back to collecting shopping carts in the parking lot for the local Home Depot (aka career ceiling.)
     
    It does seem like an overreaction. For example the trivial racist insults on the three England soccer players who missed a penalty kicks are probably a case of a few inebriated unemployed or low paid people in housing projects insulting celebrity multimillionaires and not a case of the Football Association saying that black players will never be allowed to take penalties for England again!

    However the counterargument is that if you allow the small insults then it escalates to monkey chants and throwing bananas onto the field of play--which has happened in various countries of Europe on numerous occasions.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Mike Tre

  45. Anonymous[194] • Disclaimer says:

    Meanwhile, two black men more representative of the racial slur in question, invigorate the slur by dramatically acting like the slur… again.

    Side Note: When are these silly Chinese leaders going to call out the particular racial group that is predominantly beating the holy shit out of them on their negro whims, if not shooting them? It won’t begin to stop if Chinese refuse to stop lying about it.

    In this case, the lie is via consistent glaring omission whenever they complain. If the Chinese don’t care about negros beating the tar of their alleged “loved ones,” why should anybody else? I know I don’t. It’s a shame but so are plenty of other things.

  46. Wait till the Rockies have an Irish Heritage Celebration and they blast “Come Out, Ye Black and Tans” over the speakers.

    Well, we can always hope.

    • Replies: @Paul Jolliffe
    @mc23

    “Come Out, Ye Black and Tans”

    One of my favorite beers!

    https://www.craftbeering.com/black-and-tan-beer/

  47. @usNthem
    There was a pretty funny video (or series of) on YouTube some time ago, where a White guy would walk up to blacks and say “hi neighbor”! To a negro/negress all would jump up and say something along the lines of “what da f you say!?” It was hilarious, but that dude was truly taking his life in his hands.

    Replies: @Lurker

    Blacks often claim that verbal abuse from evil whites is routine but their reactions in such videos seem to imply that something that even sounds like the magic word is shocking and unusual to them.

  48. @Possumman
    Only a dinger can call another dinger "dinger"---doesn't everybody know that?

    Replies: @Mike Tre

    If you pronounce it “dingah” then you’re good.

  49. @Joseph Doaks
    @Paperback Writer

    "Anybody want to bet that the word “dinger” will now be, as they say, “problematized” — and proscribed?"

    We're also going to need substitutes for these words: bigger, rigger, digger, jigger, trigger, snigger, chigger, swigger, outrigger, and ditchdigger! A woksters job is never done.

    Replies: @Lurker, @Paperback Writer, @GeraldB

    I thought ‘jogger’ was still in use?

  50. @Joseph Doaks
    @Paperback Writer

    "Anybody want to bet that the word “dinger” will now be, as they say, “problematized” — and proscribed?"

    We're also going to need substitutes for these words: bigger, rigger, digger, jigger, trigger, snigger, chigger, swigger, outrigger, and ditchdigger! A woksters job is never done.

    Replies: @Lurker, @Paperback Writer, @GeraldB

    It’s really an enigma.

  51. @Anonymous Jew
    If you’re shopping for a Volkswagen every car seems to be a Volkswagen. And if you’re a leftist maple syrup is racist.

    I gave up MLB after the Georgia voting fiasco. But I still decided to go to a game when a friend had tickets. The MLB sign read “MLB = BLM” and they sang the Black national anthem. I didn’t figure out what in the hell the mumbling Black woman was singing, but next time I’ll be taking a knee, and I definitely won’t be going to another MLB game.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    And if you’re a leftist maple syrup is racist.

    Well, it is.

    Except in Toronto, perhaps:

    [MORE]

    • Replies: @Paperback Writer
    @Reg Cæsar

    I'm positive that if you search hard enough, "sugar shack" contains a veiled reference to blacks.

    Replies: @Polistra

  52. They weren’t booing, they were saying “Boo-urns”!

    Were you saying “boo” or “Boo-urns?”

    Boooooo!

    (I was saying Boo-urns)

  53. @joe862
    I remember being at a high school basketball game as a kid where the other team had male cheerleaders. A big chunk of the crowd was chanting "one, two, three, four, get the faggots off the floor." I'm not saying that should be socially acceptable, but it's better than what we've got now.

    Replies: @Marty T, @Spect3r

    Sounds like a much better America than “drag queen story hour” for little kids.

  54. @Jack D
    @Desiderius

    Couldn't they just pay people to shout out racial epithets? At funerals in Asia you hire professional mourners to wail at funerals who don't even know the deceased. If they have professional mourners, why can't we have professional racists? Professional racists would shout out "real" racial epithets at ballgames, paint racist graffiti on walls, etc. A real professional wouldn't make mistakes like bending the arms of the swastika in the wrong direction or saying Dinger instead of the real N-word. For an extra fee, you could rough up the professional racist a bit afterward to show how virtuous you are. The racist could wear a protective fat suit to cushion the blows.

    Faith day and secular Judaism don't go together. Aside from the Orthodox, American Jews have the lowest rate of religious service attendance of any religion. You'd have more luck getting Jews to turn out for Atheist Day.

    Replies: @Hibernian, @Paperback Writer, @WJ, @ben tillman, @Jonathan Mason, @mousey

    Couldn’t they just pay people to shout out racial epithets?

    If there is ever a shooting war with China, they’d be smart to start a race war. It’s as simple as dropping a lit match into a dry tinder box.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @Paperback Writer

    This already happening. Luckily for us the Han are such colossal dorks that they're probably doing more to unite us (against race war assholes and those who are too cowardly/craven to stand up to them) than to divide us. This process will take some time so lets all hope they don't decide to strike in the meantime.

    Replies: @Paperback Writer, @El Dato

  55. Kinda surprised deep blue Colorado allows promotion of religious faith actually.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @Marty T

    MLB desperate to get fans back. Wokelism sells on global markets, not local ones.

  56. Semi OT – Slowest called strike in MLB history recorded today. 31 mph:

    • Replies: @Anon
    @Mike Tre

    Thanks!

    I learned a new word: Eephus pitch


    An eephus pitch (also spelled ephus) in baseball is a very high-arcing off-speed pitch. The delivery from the pitcher has very low velocity and often catches the hitter off-guard. The eephus pitch is thrown overhand like most pitches, but is characterized by an unusual, high-arcing trajectory. The corresponding slow velocity bears more resemblance to a slow-pitch softball delivery than to a traditional baseball pitch. It is considered a trick pitch because, in comparison to normal baseball pitches, which run from 70 to 100 miles per hour (110 to 160 km/h), an Eephus pitch appears to move in slow motion at 55 mph (89 km/h) or less, sometimes into the low-40s mph (66–69 km/h).

    Its invention is attributed to Rip Sewell of the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1940s, although according to historians John Thorn and John Holway, the first pitcher to throw a big blooper pitch was Bill Phillips, who played in the National League on and off from 1890 through 1903. The practice then lay dormant for nearly 40 years until Sewell resurrected it. According to manager Frankie Frisch, the pitch was named by outfielder Maurice Van Robays. When asked what it meant, Van Robays replied, "'Eephus ain't nothing, and that's a nothing pitch." Although the origin is not known for certain, "eephus" may come from the Hebrew word אפס‎ (pronounced EF-ess), meaning "zero".
     
  57. The Adam Jones “incident” was fake as well

  58. The Heisendinger problem:

    If somevody shouts DINGER in the woods, does somebody get racistically offended? Can the DINGER WORD be reconstructed from the ruffling of the feathers alone later?

    What if you unthaw Disney’s head and the first thing he says is WOW, DINGER? Is he frozen back right there?

    What if intergalactic radio waves listening to going-ons around black holes whisper DINGER into the scientists’ ears?

    “I’m absolutely disgusted at the language that was picked up by the radio telescopes late in the survey today,” he said on Twitter.

  59. @Reg Cæsar
    @Anonymous Jew


    And if you’re a leftist maple syrup is racist.
     
    Well, it is.


    https://landssake.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/9282739655_c9c363d99f_o-300x272.jpg


    https://www.ontarioparks.com/parksblog/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/BronteCreek_HeritageCoupleHangingBucket-825x510.jpg

    https://mdc.mo.gov/sites/default/files/mo_nature/media/activity/maple-sugaring.jpg


    Except in Toronto, perhaps:




    https://torontoist.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Screen-Shot-2017-03-22-at-10.40.33-AM-640x421.png

    Replies: @Paperback Writer

    I’m positive that if you search hard enough, “sugar shack” contains a veiled reference to blacks.

    • Replies: @Polistra
    @Paperback Writer

    It's all that diabetes that you wypipos is foisting on us.

  60. @Buffalo Joe
    Ok, when I was a kid the Buffalo Bisons played in the International League, international because the Havana Cubans played in the league and maybe a team from Canada. I was seated with my dad, a couple of uncles and a handfull of cousins. Think the game was against Syracuse. The Syracuse first base man had a huge nose, Jim Durante league nose. We were seated in the box seats near first base. A fan behind us started calling the first baseman "Banana Nose", loud and repeatedly. The first base man finally cracked, walked to the railing and challenged the loud mouth to come on the field. Umps and players came over. The fan threw a beer, the first baseman threw his glove. another fan threw a beer, another player threw a glove, soon gloves, balls and beer filled the air. Like a hockey game on grass. Never forgot that game but don't remember anyone being called the "Dinger" word. Oh, and a Buffalo favorite was Luke Easter, a legend in AAA ball. When Luke came to bat the fans howled "LUUUKE" which sounded like booing. Can't imagine how Wokedom would spin that.

    Replies: @ScarletNumber, @Reg Cæsar, @AceDeuce

    Yes, back then the International League was truth-in-advertising. The Cuban team was the Havana Sugar Kings. They played until 1960 when they moved to Jersey City in July under threat of being nationalized by Castro.

    The two longer examples were the Montreal Royals and the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Royals were famous for being Jackie Robinson’s first team in white baseball. Coincidentally his first game was in Jersey City. The Maple Leafs were owned by Jack Kent Cooke and he gave Sparky Anderson his first managerial job.

    • Thanks: Buffalo Joe
  61. What, no FBI investigation? They sent 50 agents to investigate a NASCAR noose, they couldn’t spare say a dozen agents for a BB Fan shouting a racial slur (possibly) ?

    This isn’t the Ameria I know.

  62. @Buffalo Joe
    Ok, when I was a kid the Buffalo Bisons played in the International League, international because the Havana Cubans played in the league and maybe a team from Canada. I was seated with my dad, a couple of uncles and a handfull of cousins. Think the game was against Syracuse. The Syracuse first base man had a huge nose, Jim Durante league nose. We were seated in the box seats near first base. A fan behind us started calling the first baseman "Banana Nose", loud and repeatedly. The first base man finally cracked, walked to the railing and challenged the loud mouth to come on the field. Umps and players came over. The fan threw a beer, the first baseman threw his glove. another fan threw a beer, another player threw a glove, soon gloves, balls and beer filled the air. Like a hockey game on grass. Never forgot that game but don't remember anyone being called the "Dinger" word. Oh, and a Buffalo favorite was Luke Easter, a legend in AAA ball. When Luke came to bat the fans howled "LUUUKE" which sounded like booing. Can't imagine how Wokedom would spin that.

    Replies: @ScarletNumber, @Reg Cæsar, @AceDeuce

    Ok, when I was a kid the Buffalo Bisons played in the International League, international because the Havana Cubans…

    Sugar Kings. (Now that would inspire a great mascot!)

    played in the league and maybe a team from Canada.

    The Toronto Maple Leafs and the Montreal Royals.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_League#League_timeline

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_League#Championship_wins_by_team

    • Thanks: Buffalo Joe
  63. A bummer.

    A dinger-seeker than a danger-seeker.

    Danger-seekers are cooler.

  64. @Chris Mallory
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Never remember anyone yelling "Lynch the ump". But my wife was threatened with being thrown out of the St Louis ball park for taunting the opposing team's bullpen. She got the relief guy so upset he hit the first two St Louis players he faced.

    Replies: @kaganovitch, @Achmed E. Newman

    But my wife was threatened with being thrown out of the St Louis ball park for taunting the opposing team’s bullpen. She got the relief guy so upset he hit the first two St Louis players he faced.

    Thrown out? They should have given her season tickets!

  65. @Achmed E. Newman
    @Liberty Mike

    Ha, see, someone caught it!

    (Nah, I really had "top of the ninth" in my head.) Thanks, Mike.

    Also, the idea was that you might not have known that the poor purple dino mascot was a black guy when you yelled that. You have to be so damn careful these days.

    BTW, I just looked up the 76 MLB umps, but there is no one named Emmitt. Dang! That'd been a hell of a story for the NY Times NEWS section, a guy yelling "lynch the ump!" to a black ump named Emmitt.

    Replies: @BLESTO-V

    Emmitt Ashford seems to have represented what we wanted from black people. Read an interview with him where he talked about his first major league game, which was in Chicago. A black hitter grounded to short and Ashford called him out on a close play. The guy said to him, “aw c’mon, Brotha!” Ashford says he replied, “don’t give me that brother shit.”

  66. Awesome Larry David moment.

    • Agree: JR Ewing
  67. • Replies: @usNthem
    @Dave Pinsen

    Yep, any allegation of “racism” directed at a White person, no matter how specious, is automatically treated as fact, regardless. Guilty until proven innocent, and good luck with that.

    Replies: @Corvinus

    , @El Dato
    @Dave Pinsen

    They should eliminate everyone at the stadium. Everyone. No woman or child, cat or dog should be spared. If there are Dingers in the crowd, so be it. Mongol procedure for the win!

    It's the only punishment appropriate enough to make people start seeing that anti-racism is serious business.

  68. @JR Ewing
    When this story first came out earlier today (or last night, whenever I heard it), it was very difficult to believe that a normal white American man would sit in a prominent location and repeatedly and openly chant a racial expletive. It defied belief. Made no sense.

    And now the video is out and it's clear that he's yelling at the mascot and it's even harder to believe that anyone with any sense at all would believe the initial story, especially if they had seen the video.

    The increasing lack of good faith among my fellow countrymen is becoming more and more nauseating.

    Replies: @AndrewR, @Marty, @Rooster11, @ben tillman

    “Lack of good faith” haha, the faith is completely gone, caught the last train outta town a while ago. The knee jerk reaction from the MSM and most of their faithful is White man bad, no facts needed, just a forgone conclusion. Most only see the headline and say “yup, knew it”, and the few who see the correction just think there’s a million other instances not caught on camera that were racist.

    I mean in this day and age, do you really think there’s a White guy, especially with his young son, hurling racial slurs in a public setting with cameras and people all around??? He’d lose everything almost immediately – job, friends, marriage. I mean there’s no other group of people more closely scrutinized than a White man.

    • Replies: @Forbes
    @Rooster11

    Yup. Good faith is long gone. We live in a world of performance and theatre, with every person garnering for attention. Even the Rockies fan yelling "Dinger" is acting out like a school child, eager to get the attention of the team's mascot.

    The concept of an adult no longer exists. It's all "Look-at-Me!"

  69. “…no derogatory language of any kind will be ejected and banned from Coors Field.”

    No bad words, but we’ll name the field after the company who makes the poison that killed (or ruined the lives of ) millions!

    • Replies: @Brutusale
    @Days of Broken Arrows

    A friend is a store manager for the largest retail liquor chain in the country. He's having no luck on the hiring front because the company drug tests for marijuana in a state were it's legal.

    Replies: @Jack D

  70. @The Last Real Calvinist
    The Colorado Rockies Major League Baseball Club needs to rename 'Dinger' NOW. What would be a nice woke name for a purple baseball mascot?

    I would be shocked if they don't do so very quickly.

    Replies: @Barnard, @duncsbaby, @Neuday, @Swamp Fox

    I would be shocked if the Rockies don’t rename Dinger. They didn’t give them the All Star game over the hate filled bigots of Georgia for nothing. Maybe Stoner would be a good name.

    • Replies: @Captain Tripps
    @Barnard

    Well, it is a purple dinosaur; how about Barney? (I couldn't resist)

  71. @Dave Pinsen
    https://twitter.com/dpinsen/status/1424815129175207944?s=21

    Replies: @usNthem, @El Dato

    Yep, any allegation of “racism” directed at a White person, no matter how specious, is automatically treated as fact, regardless. Guilty until proven innocent, and good luck with that.

    • Agree: Joseph Doaks
    • Replies: @Corvinus
    @usNthem

    Likewise, anytime a white person makes their own decisions about race and culture, and they are automatically labeled "anti-white" by certain segments of our society.

  72. @Paperback Writer
    This one really was a humdinger.

    https://nypost.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2021/08/chamberlin-rock-madison-01.jpg?quality=90&strip=all&w=618&h=410&crop=1

    Replies: @Lurker, @Achmed E. Newman, @Hangnail Hans, @J1234

    Good riddance, ya’ racist piece of sh… granite.

    • Replies: @Paperback Writer
    @Achmed E. Newman

    There's an entire samizdat vocabulary open to us. Naggers, joggers, dingers.... rocks.

    , @black sea
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Racist piece of schist.

    Replies: @The Alarmist

    , @Lurker
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Schist?

    OK, I see black sea beat me to it.

  73. @Chris Mallory
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Never remember anyone yelling "Lynch the ump". But my wife was threatened with being thrown out of the St Louis ball park for taunting the opposing team's bullpen. She got the relief guy so upset he hit the first two St Louis players he faced.

    Replies: @kaganovitch, @Achmed E. Newman

    Oh yeah. The fans would yell a lot of stuff, especially at the umps. However, I remember it being all in fun though. I’m guessing one the current university snowflakes would not be cut out to be an umpire of that era though.

    I like Mr. K’s reply. Mostly off the subject, I have a family member who mooned the dunk-the-clown guy at the State Fair, after said clown came up with a bunch of insults, which is after all, his job, to enable more attempted dunkings and more money spent. Well, the guy was silent for a pretty long time. No beer was involved, amazingly enough.

  74. @Jack D
    @Desiderius

    Couldn't they just pay people to shout out racial epithets? At funerals in Asia you hire professional mourners to wail at funerals who don't even know the deceased. If they have professional mourners, why can't we have professional racists? Professional racists would shout out "real" racial epithets at ballgames, paint racist graffiti on walls, etc. A real professional wouldn't make mistakes like bending the arms of the swastika in the wrong direction or saying Dinger instead of the real N-word. For an extra fee, you could rough up the professional racist a bit afterward to show how virtuous you are. The racist could wear a protective fat suit to cushion the blows.

    Faith day and secular Judaism don't go together. Aside from the Orthodox, American Jews have the lowest rate of religious service attendance of any religion. You'd have more luck getting Jews to turn out for Atheist Day.

    Replies: @Hibernian, @Paperback Writer, @WJ, @ben tillman, @Jonathan Mason, @mousey

    What in the world is an “atheist” Jew? It’s a religion. When Sammy Davis Jr can be a Jew how can it by anything but a religion? There is no DNA that can be positively associated with Jews. Goldie Hahn looks pretty Nordic to me. Shatner? Atheist Jew is like atheist Catholic. Or maybe it’s like Jumbo Shrimp.

    • Agree: Ron Mexico
    • Replies: @Jack D
    @WJ


    There is no DNA that can be positively associated with Jews.
     
    Don't be ridiculous. When my daughter did a DNA test, the results came back "Ashkenazi Jewish*" - they had no problem in figuring this out with a very high degree of certainty.

    *Actually, at first, they came back 99% Ashkenazi Jewish, 1% Eastern European. Then a few months later the testing company wrote to her and said that they had updated their algorithms and their data base and based on the new system she was classified as 100% Ashkenazi Jewish.

    Replies: @R.G. Camara

    , @Elli
    @WJ

    ⁰I knew an atheist Jewish woman who lit the Shabbos candles every Friday. What she worshipped was the Jews, their brilliance, their humaneness, their forward thinking, their success.

    She bragged constantly about her children the doctor and the lawyer, and she scarcely spike of the daughter with the perfectly respectable mid-income but kind of goy-ish career, who gave her a grandchild by a Goy of Color.

    , @Alden
    @WJ

    Most of the Jews I have known don’t believe in God. But they are Jews and identify as Jews. Some only observe the big holidays. Some don’t even do that. Plenty of Americans identify as Irish Italian Polish even Anglo Saxon whatever instead of Americans.

    Judaism is more than a religion. They consider themselves a separate people no matter where they live, what they look like, or what they believe about the existence of God.

    Replies: @RadicalCenter

    , @Paperback Writer
    @WJ


    What in the world is an “atheist” Jew?
     
    An atheist Jew is a person whose grandchildren will be Unitarian Mexican-Norwegians, or who won't have grandchildren at all.
  75. “The Colorado Rockies Major League Baseball Club needs to rename ‘Dinger’ NOW. What would be a nice woke name for a purple baseball mascot?”

    Guardian.

  76. @Paperback Writer
    Brinson actually listened to the tape 50 times. Says he heard the slur. If he heard it, the white man said it. Onto the ritual doxxing and humiliation.

    https://twitter.com/CraigMish/status/1424874033338884096?s=20

    Replies: @International Jew, @JimDandy, @Hapalong Cassidy

    That is some level of obsession, to listen fifty times to what some random stranger said — in a crowd yet, and not even obviously at you.

    • Replies: @Paperback Writer
    @International Jew

    It sounds even worse in the article that Jim Dandy linked to. Clearly this man has mental problems - but to be fair to him, he's being enabled by our insane society.


    Yet 24 hours after the ninth inning of Sunday’s game at Coors Field, and after watching video of the sequence in question at least 50 times, Brinson’s ears – and his mind – cannot shake what he believes he heard.

    “I personally keep hearing the n-word. It’s not that I want to hear it,” Brinson said Monday on a video call from San Diego before the Marlins’ game with the Giants. “I never want to hear that word. Personally, I’ve never been called that, in person, to my face, on the baseball field, or outside the baseball field, ever, so I don’t know what my reaction would be if I got called that.
     
    This has got to stop, now - and it won't. With Covid, the Democrats will manage to drive the US over a cliff.

    Dems R The Real Civil War Fans.
  77. @Achmed E. Newman
    @Paperback Writer

    Good riddance, ya' racist piece of sh... granite.

    Replies: @Paperback Writer, @black sea, @Lurker

    There’s an entire samizdat vocabulary open to us. Naggers, joggers, dingers…. rocks.

  78. In Britain the MSM had a meltdown and the main current affairs programme on the BBC, Newsnight did several days in a row on the matter of the supposed wave of abuse sent to the two black players who missed their penalties in the Euro 2020 final.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-58094408

    The UK Football Policing Unit received 600 reports of racist comments sent to England’s black players after the defeat and judged 207 to be criminal.

    Of these, 123 were posted by people overseas, while 34 came from the UK.

    Police said people who think they can hide behind social media accounts “need to think again”.

    A wave of racist social media abuse was aimed at Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka after they missed penalties in the shoot-out at the Euro 2020 final last month.

    At the time I was interested to know if it really was exceptional, now we know, 34 tweets were deemed to be sanction-able and sent from within the UK, with 11 arrested. This has happened a lot in Britain, with people being arrested for tweets. This even includes teenagers who have been arrested for bad tweets. To my knowledge no other country in the world does this. (Except perhaps authoritarian regimes)

    I am deeply suspicious of Spiked motivations but they have a nice write up detailing the full extent of the hysteria produced from the 600 Tweets (Of which 34 were both from the UK and deemed racial abuse) out of the hundreds of thousands if not millions, from the tens of millions watching in Britain, made during and after the penalty shootout. Perhaps they can only act against ones specifically flagged but overall, it gives a picture much more in tune with reality than the MSM media.

    https://www.spiked-online.com/2021/08/05/there-was-no-outburst-of-racism-after-the-euro-final/

    • Replies: @Joe S.Walker
    @Altai

    There's a clip on Youtube of Emily Maitlis (blonde Newsnight presenter) farting on live BBC news. A treat for connoisseurs of embarrassment.

  79. Will “dinger” become the new “jogger?”

    • Replies: @El Dato
    @Known Fact

    YES

  80. At least there’s one profession that’s not completely filled with clowns evidently:

    Day late and dollar short.

  81. No Robby they would rather that everyone were atomized. The usual for totalitarian regimes. How have we come to the point where even erstwhile libertarians don’t understand this?

    • Agree: Ron Mexico
    • Replies: @Hernan Pizzaro del Blanco
    @Desiderius

    Need to force the vaccinated to wear masks because they are spreading COVID to the fully vaccinated. Today you are more likely to contract CV from a fully vaccinated asymptomatic carrier if you are fully vaccinated. Be safe and double mask with an N95 mask if you have been fully vaccinated until you get your booster shots. Then after you get your booster you can go back to wearing a single cloth mask.

  82. @Achmed E. Newman
    I can perfectly well understand how hysterical a fan can get. You're playing the Rockies in Denver, you're down by one run, it's bottom of the 9th, bases loaded, 3 balls, 2 strikes. Then, as the catcher comes up to the mound to give some (investment) tips to the pitcher, that damn purple dinosaur comes out to rally the Colorado fans. WTF? "Lynch that damn dinger!"

    Seriously, doesn't anyone remember when fans would yell out "lynch the ump!" and stuff like that? I wonder how well that would go over now?

    I like baseball, mind you, but I clicked on the this one expecting it to be another story of Flu Manchu hysteria, perhaps regarding sportswriters being LOCKDOWNed in the bowels of Giants stadium, amongst the bones of Jimmy Hoffa, speaking of dinosaur bones...

    Replies: @Liberty Mike, @Chris Mallory, @Ron Mexico

    Some hs friends and I laid into leftfielder Luis Polonia (Angels 1991) taunting him about his arrest for sex with a minor by holding up whatever posters were given out at the Big A that night and saying, “hey Luis, check out my 15 yr old sister.” We got him to the point that he committed an error and the ball rolled to the wall where we were. After throwing it back to the cut off, he turned around and flipped us off. We deserved it for being dicks. Would we be banned for life 30 yrs later?

    • Replies: @Adam Smith
    @Ron Mexico


    Would we be banned for life 30 yrs later?
     
    Likely, but your question may be moot...

    Polonia told the judge before the sentence was imposed, "I'm a human being and anybody can make the mistake I made."
     
    Do you think this line would work 30 years later?
    Would Polonia still be playing ball if this happened today?

  83. [MORE]

  84. I’ve said this before, but I think part of the psychology behind banning racial slurs/taunts on blacks is their weak psychology. Black overemotional responses gets them harder than most, so if a slur stings them it stings a lot worse and drives them further down than it would to non-blacks (on average of course). When the boo-birds do come out for a black athlete it tends to drive them insane.

    Of course, being in an environment where they are free to taunt (“white boy” is a insult, you’re a man, aren’t you?) and whites cannot do it back isn’t healthy either, because psych warfare in sports should be a 2-way street, otherwise its a cheated game.

    I’ve actually gotten into a few verbal insult arguments with blacks a few times –not for fun and games, but because we were about to come to blows and angry with one another–and I unleashed some insults that had them looking like deflated balloons after a minute. Not that I’m some wordsmith or genius at insults, but it was because likely I was a white man insulting back and my insults stung hard. I think the fights didn’t happen because I was so “mean” in insulting them, I’d demoralized them, mostly because they were so weak.

    The “dozens” or yo mama competitions doesn’t prepare these blacks.

    Jones crying like a woman about being called a name is so sad. He’s so weak its what he remembers. What a crybaby woman.

    • Replies: @Mike Tre
    @R.G. Camara

    "I’ve said this before, but I think part of the psychology behind banning racial slurs/taunts on blacks is their weak psychology. "

    First, I agree with this entire analysis. However, I have asked many time, with no answer from Steve, how does one justify the theory of negroe's possessing much higher self esteem (on average) when, as you point out, they buckle under even nominal jeering and taunting, not to mention the pressure brought on by the highest levels of competition? It seems to me that people with truly high self esteem are fairly immune to verbal insults, especially of the impersonal variety (like from an anonymous fan in the crowd.)

    I've suggested before that their behavior can be mistaken for high self-esteem, but more likely it is a combination of shamelessness, megalomania, and not just lack of, but absence of, self awareness.

    Replies: @R.G. Camara

  85. @WJ
    @Jack D

    What in the world is an "atheist" Jew? It's a religion. When Sammy Davis Jr can be a Jew how can it by anything but a religion? There is no DNA that can be positively associated with Jews. Goldie Hahn looks pretty Nordic to me. Shatner? Atheist Jew is like atheist Catholic. Or maybe it's like Jumbo Shrimp.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Elli, @Alden, @Paperback Writer

    There is no DNA that can be positively associated with Jews.

    Don’t be ridiculous. When my daughter did a DNA test, the results came back “Ashkenazi Jewish*” – they had no problem in figuring this out with a very high degree of certainty.

    *Actually, at first, they came back 99% Ashkenazi Jewish, 1% Eastern European. Then a few months later the testing company wrote to her and said that they had updated their algorithms and their data base and based on the new system she was classified as 100% Ashkenazi Jewish.

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

    If you believe anything from those fraud companies, I have a bridge to sell you, schlomo.

    Replies: @kaganovitch

  86. @The Last Real Calvinist
    The Colorado Rockies Major League Baseball Club needs to rename 'Dinger' NOW. What would be a nice woke name for a purple baseball mascot?

    I would be shocked if they don't do so very quickly.

    Replies: @Barnard, @duncsbaby, @Neuday, @Swamp Fox

    The Colorado Rockies Major League Baseball Club needs to rename ‘Dinger’ NOW.

    Tinky-Winky 2?

  87. @JohnnyWalker123
    https://twitter.com/TimeOutLondon/status/1424762726597935105

    Replies: @duncsbaby, @Hangnail Hans, @El Dato, @Gordo

    That puppet needs a face covering.

    • Replies: @JohnnyWalker123
    @duncsbaby

    https://twitter.com/TimeOutLondon/status/1424762750283227136

    Replies: @Anon, @The Alarmist

  88. Years ago (c.1997) a US local politician got into trouble for using the word “niggardly” to describe government spending in a certain area.

    • Replies: @JR Ewing
    @Joe S.Walker


    Years ago (c.1997) a US local politician got into trouble for using the word “niggardly” to describe government spending in a certain area.
     
    I remember at the time being a little miffed and exaggerated by that story and thinking,”can’t do anything about ignorance I guess”.

    That word used to be on vocabulary tests in grade school. Everyone would laugh and tittle a little bit and the teacher would explain that it was Scandinavian or whatever and we’d move on.

    Nowadays - 20 years later - I wouldn’t touch that word with a 100 foot pole and my guess is that it has been silently excised from the curriculums for sensitivity purposes. You know, enforced ignorance in the name of Harrison Burgeron racial equality.

    Replies: @Joe S.Walker

    , @AceDeuce
    @Joe S.Walker

    That was in the Third World banana republic of Washington DC. The guy got fired. Not a politician but a bureaucrat--some budget wonk--maybe the director. I think they offered him his job back after the story broke and they were subjected to nationwide ridicule.

    Replies: @James B. Shearer

  89. @Altai
    In Britain the MSM had a meltdown and the main current affairs programme on the BBC, Newsnight did several days in a row on the matter of the supposed wave of abuse sent to the two black players who missed their penalties in the Euro 2020 final.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8G-agPWO30

    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-58094408

    The UK Football Policing Unit received 600 reports of racist comments sent to England's black players after the defeat and judged 207 to be criminal.

    Of these, 123 were posted by people overseas, while 34 came from the UK.

    Police said people who think they can hide behind social media accounts "need to think again".

    A wave of racist social media abuse was aimed at Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka after they missed penalties in the shoot-out at the Euro 2020 final last month.
     
    At the time I was interested to know if it really was exceptional, now we know, 34 tweets were deemed to be sanction-able and sent from within the UK, with 11 arrested. This has happened a lot in Britain, with people being arrested for tweets. This even includes teenagers who have been arrested for bad tweets. To my knowledge no other country in the world does this. (Except perhaps authoritarian regimes)

    I am deeply suspicious of Spiked motivations but they have a nice write up detailing the full extent of the hysteria produced from the 600 Tweets (Of which 34 were both from the UK and deemed racial abuse) out of the hundreds of thousands if not millions, from the tens of millions watching in Britain, made during and after the penalty shootout. Perhaps they can only act against ones specifically flagged but overall, it gives a picture much more in tune with reality than the MSM media.

    https://www.spiked-online.com/2021/08/05/there-was-no-outburst-of-racism-after-the-euro-final/

    Replies: @Joe S.Walker

    There’s a clip on Youtube of Emily Maitlis (blonde Newsnight presenter) farting on live BBC news. A treat for connoisseurs of embarrassment.

  90. @Buffalo Joe
    Ok, when I was a kid the Buffalo Bisons played in the International League, international because the Havana Cubans played in the league and maybe a team from Canada. I was seated with my dad, a couple of uncles and a handfull of cousins. Think the game was against Syracuse. The Syracuse first base man had a huge nose, Jim Durante league nose. We were seated in the box seats near first base. A fan behind us started calling the first baseman "Banana Nose", loud and repeatedly. The first base man finally cracked, walked to the railing and challenged the loud mouth to come on the field. Umps and players came over. The fan threw a beer, the first baseman threw his glove. another fan threw a beer, another player threw a glove, soon gloves, balls and beer filled the air. Like a hockey game on grass. Never forgot that game but don't remember anyone being called the "Dinger" word. Oh, and a Buffalo favorite was Luke Easter, a legend in AAA ball. When Luke came to bat the fans howled "LUUUKE" which sounded like booing. Can't imagine how Wokedom would spin that.

    Replies: @ScarletNumber, @Reg Cæsar, @AceDeuce

    Luke Easter. There’s a name from the past.

    He was robbed and murdered by two fellow negroes in Cleveland back in 1979. I tried posting a more detailed account of this earlier, but it was schoolmarmed out of existence. Sad!

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @AceDeuce

    Ace, thank you. Luke was a Buffalo legend. I think he was carrying payroll for a community group when shot and killed.

    Replies: @AceDeuce

  91. Appropriately enough since this occurred in Denver, this South Park clip captures the absurdity of these situations.

    • Replies: @anon
    @PaceLaw

    Is that real Wheel of Fortune clip real, and if so, is the pause real?

    Replies: @anon

  92. @Achmed E. Newman
    @Paperback Writer

    Good riddance, ya' racist piece of sh... granite.

    Replies: @Paperback Writer, @black sea, @Lurker

    Racist piece of schist.

    • Thanks: Achmed E. Newman
    • Replies: @The Alarmist
    @black sea

    That’s not very gneiss.

    Replies: @kaganovitch

  93. @duncsbaby
    @JohnnyWalker123

    That puppet needs a face covering.

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123

    • Thanks: duncsbaby
    • Replies: @Anon
    @JohnnyWalker123

    This is a publicity stunt for Bride of Chucky II, currently in production.

    , @The Alarmist
    @JohnnyWalker123

    It’s a bit of a walk from More London Place to Lewisham ...

  94. @Paperback Writer
    Brinson actually listened to the tape 50 times. Says he heard the slur. If he heard it, the white man said it. Onto the ritual doxxing and humiliation.

    https://twitter.com/CraigMish/status/1424874033338884096?s=20

    Replies: @International Jew, @JimDandy, @Hapalong Cassidy

    But he can’t unhear it, anyway, and reminds us, in his own way, that he’s still a victim even if it didn’t happen.

    https://www.yahoo.com/sports/despite-dinger-explanation-marlins-outfielder-010127966.html

    • Thanks: Hangnail Hans
    • Replies: @Paperback Writer
    @JimDandy


    So, when he heard that a Colorado Rockies fan might have shouted the name of the team mascot, Dinger, rather than a slur directed at Brinson while he was in the batter’s box, he hopes that fan is not inappropriately castigated.

     

    Can someone please translate that into plain English?

    If you take out both the negatives, it becomes: "he hopes that the fan is appropriately castigated."

    (Castigated. Luv that. Isn't "punished" good enough?)

    Castigated for what?

    Just don't go to baseball games, white folks.

    Replies: @Jack D, @El Dato, @duncsbaby

  95. Apparently throughout the duration of this harrowing controversy the man’s employer didn’t feel the need to immediately fire him or at the very least put him on unpaid leave. Clearly there is much more work to be done.

  96. @415 reasons
    The wags on 4chan are going to have a field day with this one.

    Replies: @Polistra

    Did you just say ‘field day’? You did, didn’t you.

    I suppose you’d like to have us all go back to the fields and pick your cotton for you, wouldn’t you. Well it’s not going to happen, that I can tell you. We’re not going back. You can just forget about it. Also, do the work. Start here and do the work. We’re all racist, and when I say ‘we’ I mean you, of course.

  97. @Paperback Writer
    @Reg Cæsar

    I'm positive that if you search hard enough, "sugar shack" contains a veiled reference to blacks.

    Replies: @Polistra

    It’s all that diabetes that you wypipos is foisting on us.

  98. @Nathan
    So when are people going to start pushing back on all of this "investigative" power private companies imagine they have? News flash, the management of an MLB ball park are not the cops and have no legal authority to "investigate" anything. Just because someone bought a ticket to your game doesn't give you the right to detain, question, or otherwise harass that person. If you think they've committed a crime, call the real police. If their behavior is intolerable but otherwise legal, ask them to leave, then insist if they don't, and finally get law enforcement involved if they won't leave and it escalates to trespassing.

    The same thing goes for employers. They don't have the authority to "investigate" anything just because they sign a paycheck.

    Replies: @Polistra

    That’s just what I’d expect a racist to say.

    • Replies: @newJoestalin
    @Polistra

    Here is a news flash for you.....not everyone likes negroes!

  99. @Inquiring Mind
    Why are they booing?

    They are not booing. The fans are cheering their corporate stadium sponsor by chanting "Coors, Coors, Coors!"

    Replies: @Hangnail Hans

    I was yelling “Boo-erns”

  100. @Paperback Writer
    This one really was a humdinger.

    https://nypost.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2021/08/chamberlin-rock-madison-01.jpg?quality=90&strip=all&w=618&h=410&crop=1

    Replies: @Lurker, @Achmed E. Newman, @Hangnail Hans, @J1234

    Wow, Stone Mountain is smaller than I thought.

    • LOL: Pat Kittle
  101. @JohnnyWalker123
    https://twitter.com/TimeOutLondon/status/1424762726597935105

    Replies: @duncsbaby, @Hangnail Hans, @El Dato, @Gordo

    WTAF. There is absolutely zero chance of reasoning with these people. Zero.

  102. Anonymous[308] • Disclaimer says:

    This all reminds me of the ‘witchcraft’ taboos of Papua New Guinea, the South Sea Islands, indigenous America, indigenous Africa and indigenous Australia.

    In these places, life is or was a complex series of choreographed steps – shades of OCD behavior – in which ‘the gods’ were either honored or respected by the day to day actions of earthly men going about their daily lives. Woe betide the man who inadvertently offended the gods by not performing the ritual correctly or – worst of all – uttering forbidden words or making forbidden actions.
    In this complex ritualised choreographed scheme of life, which incidentally held great terror over the populace, the ‘Witch Doctor’ held the role of intermediary between the gods and men, thus being the real holder of temporal power in the chiefdom.

    • Agree: Ed Case, El Dato
  103. Anon[195] • Disclaimer says:

    OT

    Steve, any recommendations for the best and most electable unwoke candidate to replace Governor Newsom, were he to be recalled? My absentee ballot lists 46 people, and the only ones I know are Angelyne, Larry Elder, and Caitlyn Jenner.

    I’ve decided against voting for Angelyne, although I did commit to rereading her famous doxxing by the Hollywood Reporter:

    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-features/angelyne-la-billboard-diva-30-years-1025678/

  104. @WJ
    @Jack D

    What in the world is an "atheist" Jew? It's a religion. When Sammy Davis Jr can be a Jew how can it by anything but a religion? There is no DNA that can be positively associated with Jews. Goldie Hahn looks pretty Nordic to me. Shatner? Atheist Jew is like atheist Catholic. Or maybe it's like Jumbo Shrimp.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Elli, @Alden, @Paperback Writer

    ⁰I knew an atheist Jewish woman who lit the Shabbos candles every Friday. What she worshipped was the Jews, their brilliance, their humaneness, their forward thinking, their success.

    She bragged constantly about her children the doctor and the lawyer, and she scarcely spike of the daughter with the perfectly respectable mid-income but kind of goy-ish career, who gave her a grandchild by a Goy of Color.

  105. Anon[195] • Disclaimer says:
    @Mike Tre
    Semi OT - Slowest called strike in MLB history recorded today. 31 mph:

    https://youtu.be/JMOWqZXg4Zs

    Replies: @Anon

    Thanks!

    I learned a new word: Eephus pitch

    An eephus pitch (also spelled ephus) in baseball is a very high-arcing off-speed pitch. The delivery from the pitcher has very low velocity and often catches the hitter off-guard. The eephus pitch is thrown overhand like most pitches, but is characterized by an unusual, high-arcing trajectory. The corresponding slow velocity bears more resemblance to a slow-pitch softball delivery than to a traditional baseball pitch. It is considered a trick pitch because, in comparison to normal baseball pitches, which run from 70 to 100 miles per hour (110 to 160 km/h), an Eephus pitch appears to move in slow motion at 55 mph (89 km/h) or less, sometimes into the low-40s mph (66–69 km/h).

    Its invention is attributed to Rip Sewell of the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1940s, although according to historians John Thorn and John Holway, the first pitcher to throw a big blooper pitch was Bill Phillips, who played in the National League on and off from 1890 through 1903. The practice then lay dormant for nearly 40 years until Sewell resurrected it. According to manager Frankie Frisch, the pitch was named by outfielder Maurice Van Robays. When asked what it meant, Van Robays replied, “‘Eephus ain’t nothing, and that’s a nothing pitch.” Although the origin is not known for certain, “eephus” may come from the Hebrew word אפס‎ (pronounced EF-ess), meaning “zero”.

  106. @JohnnyWalker123
    @duncsbaby

    https://twitter.com/TimeOutLondon/status/1424762750283227136

    Replies: @Anon, @The Alarmist

    This is a publicity stunt for Bride of Chucky II, currently in production.

  107. @JohnnyWalker123
    https://twitter.com/TimeOutLondon/status/1424762726597935105

    Replies: @duncsbaby, @Hangnail Hans, @El Dato, @Gordo

    I guess it’s to say something about Turkey giving safe haven to and USA giving air cover for ISIS goons and White Helmet jihadis ensconced in Syria?

  108. @Joe S.Walker
    Years ago (c.1997) a US local politician got into trouble for using the word "niggardly" to describe government spending in a certain area.

    Replies: @JR Ewing, @AceDeuce

    Years ago (c.1997) a US local politician got into trouble for using the word “niggardly” to describe government spending in a certain area.

    I remember at the time being a little miffed and exaggerated by that story and thinking,”can’t do anything about ignorance I guess”.

    That word used to be on vocabulary tests in grade school. Everyone would laugh and tittle a little bit and the teacher would explain that it was Scandinavian or whatever and we’d move on.

    Nowadays – 20 years later – I wouldn’t touch that word with a 100 foot pole and my guess is that it has been silently excised from the curriculums for sensitivity purposes. You know, enforced ignorance in the name of Harrison Burgeron racial equality.

    • Replies: @Joe S.Walker
    @JR Ewing

    I'm sure anyone in government who's got niggling little doubts about anything keeps them to himself now.

  109. @ScarletNumber
    As you might imagine, Twitter is going nuts over this. A reasonable response is from similarly named Steve Staeger of KUSA-TV9NBC. He has shown mercy by not naming the fan.

    https://twitter.com/SteveStaeger/status/1424775693909610502

    What would the Twitter mob make of this British canine solider?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigger_(dog)

    Replies: @El Dato

    You could set up a citywide network of microphones with AI tuned to pick up THE DINGER WORD and project the location of the offending DINGER EVENT on jumbotron screens monitored 24/7 by well-uniformed, good-looking, and appropriately kempt Black Controllers in an underground lair (i.e. non-degenerate and not speaking ebonics, kinda like Nazis, only black.)

    From there, they can immediately dispatch retrieval drones to give the racist a lesson.

  110. @joe862
    I remember being at a high school basketball game as a kid where the other team had male cheerleaders. A big chunk of the crowd was chanting "one, two, three, four, get the faggots off the floor." I'm not saying that should be socially acceptable, but it's better than what we've got now.

    Replies: @Marty T, @Spect3r

    And seems to me like the appropriate chanting for the moment.

  111. As reported, White Americans are never and have never been racist.

  112. @JimDandy
    You're right. The guy who yelled "dinger" should be banned for life from attending MLB games. A zero-tolerance police against racism isn't good enough. If we are truly going to become an anti-racist society, a less-than-zero-tolerance policy is the only path forward.

    Replies: @dee nile

    The guy who yelled “dinger” should be banned for life from attending MLB games.

    Not enough. ALL white males should be banned for life. After being put to death.

    • Replies: @Rich
    @dee nile

    I've already banned myself from just about all professional sports. Screw 'em, they'll never get a dime from me. As a reminder to any Americans out yhe, MLS, the American pro soccer league trying to get someone to watch, banned the 'Spirit of 76' flag commemorating the American revolution because it was"racist". Don't support them.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Prester John

  113. @Paperback Writer
    Brinson actually listened to the tape 50 times. Says he heard the slur. If he heard it, the white man said it. Onto the ritual doxxing and humiliation.

    https://twitter.com/CraigMish/status/1424874033338884096?s=20

    Replies: @International Jew, @JimDandy, @Hapalong Cassidy

    Maybe there was a 2nd racial epithet hurler behind the grassy knoll.

    • Replies: @Ron Mexico
    @Hapalong Cassidy

    Where was Roger McDowell?

  114. @R.G. Camara
    I've said this before, but I think part of the psychology behind banning racial slurs/taunts on blacks is their weak psychology. Black overemotional responses gets them harder than most, so if a slur stings them it stings a lot worse and drives them further down than it would to non-blacks (on average of course). When the boo-birds do come out for a black athlete it tends to drive them insane.

    Of course, being in an environment where they are free to taunt ("white boy" is a insult, you're a man, aren't you?) and whites cannot do it back isn't healthy either, because psych warfare in sports should be a 2-way street, otherwise its a cheated game.

    I've actually gotten into a few verbal insult arguments with blacks a few times --not for fun and games, but because we were about to come to blows and angry with one another--and I unleashed some insults that had them looking like deflated balloons after a minute. Not that I'm some wordsmith or genius at insults, but it was because likely I was a white man insulting back and my insults stung hard. I think the fights didn't happen because I was so "mean" in insulting them, I'd demoralized them, mostly because they were so weak.

    The "dozens" or yo mama competitions doesn't prepare these blacks.

    Jones crying like a woman about being called a name is so sad. He's so weak its what he remembers. What a crybaby woman.

    Replies: @Mike Tre

    “I’ve said this before, but I think part of the psychology behind banning racial slurs/taunts on blacks is their weak psychology. ”

    First, I agree with this entire analysis. However, I have asked many time, with no answer from Steve, how does one justify the theory of negroe’s possessing much higher self esteem (on average) when, as you point out, they buckle under even nominal jeering and taunting, not to mention the pressure brought on by the highest levels of competition? It seems to me that people with truly high self esteem are fairly immune to verbal insults, especially of the impersonal variety (like from an anonymous fan in the crowd.)

    I’ve suggested before that their behavior can be mistaken for high self-esteem, but more likely it is a combination of shamelessness, megalomania, and not just lack of, but absence of, self awareness.

    • Replies: @R.G. Camara
    @Mike Tre


    I’ve suggested before that their behavior can be mistaken for high self-esteem, but more likely it is a combination of shamelessness, megalomania, and not just lack of, but absence of, self awareness.
     
    Also highly emotional/prone to hysteria or manic emotion. When they get high, they get very high, but when they get low they get real low. As is common, blacks seem to do well at show biz activities, which is notorious for its celebrities having wild emotional swings from one day to the next.
  115. Hysteria sweeps the sportwriters of Belgium:

    ‘That’s a man’: Rage as presenter is suspended for ‘disrespectful, painful & demeaning’ off-mic barbs over female basketball stars

    A broadcaster who was accidentally overheard making crude remarks about a women’s Olympic basketball team has apologized and been suspended for homophobic and sexist insults, drawing an outraged reaction from players and bosses.

    Belgium basketball chiefs and players have said they are considering legal action against Eddy Demarez after shunning the opportunity of a Zoom call in which the long-serving commentator wanted to personally apologize for an incident during a purported celebration of their achievements.

    Demarez, who has worked at five editions of the football World Cup and European Championships, was taking part in a live chat on Facebook when he made a series of sexist observations while appearing to believe that his audience could no longer hear him.

    The sports anchor is said to have called former WNBA Finals Most Valuable Player Emma Meesseman manly, declared “that’s a man” of point guard Marjorie Carpreaux and called 21-year-old Billie Massey, who is 6ft 1 tall and reportedly known as ‘The Mountain’, “a colossus”.

    Demarez is also widely reported to have claimed that “one’s a lesbian, the other’s not” of sisters Kim and Hanne Mestdagh, drawing an angry reaction from the siblings.

    Luckily he didn’t identify any Dingers in the munch bunch, so the death penalty need not be applied. This time.

  116. @Dave Pinsen
    https://twitter.com/dpinsen/status/1424815129175207944?s=21

    Replies: @usNthem, @El Dato

    They should eliminate everyone at the stadium. Everyone. No woman or child, cat or dog should be spared. If there are Dingers in the crowd, so be it. Mongol procedure for the win!

    It’s the only punishment appropriate enough to make people start seeing that anti-racism is serious business.

  117. We’re beyond hysteria and into mass psychosis.

  118. @Achmed E. Newman
    @Paperback Writer

    Good riddance, ya' racist piece of sh... granite.

    Replies: @Paperback Writer, @black sea, @Lurker

    Schist?

    OK, I see black sea beat me to it.

  119. Is it too much to hope that this guy sues these journo liars?

  120. @JohnnyWalker123
    https://twitter.com/TimeOutLondon/status/1424762726597935105

    Replies: @duncsbaby, @Hangnail Hans, @El Dato, @Gordo

    So ugly, so representative of ‘diversity’.

  121. I spent a season pitching in the minor leagues in the 1980’s. When Seinfeld famously said that “we root for laundry”, it really applies to the low minor leagues, where the players are shuttled in and out every season and the town really never has any long-term connection with the players. And yet people come out and cheer for their Poughkeepsie Blue Turtles or whatever.

    Anyway … you simply can’t believe what people would scream at you on the field (at least back then). I’ll say this in defense of the behavior of athletes … nobody looks over your shoulder at your office cubicle and starts yelling at you and calling you names because you made a mistake in your spreadsheet.

    There are people that come to games simply to verbally abuse the players. I entered a road game in the eighth inning and there was a guy in a box seat who literally screamed at me all night – no vulgarities, but he just never stopped. He never ran out of steam. And I was some no-name relief pitcher on an A-ball team. I remember walking off the field at the end of the inning – not upset, but thinking, “Jesus, mister, what is wrong with you?”

    The next day, I’m in town, killing time before that night’s game, and I actually run into the guy – he owned a bookstore. I mentioned that I was a ballplayer and told him he gave it to me pretty good from the stands the night before. He laughed and we kidded about it a little. He actually wasn’t all that bad of a guy. It’s weird … that behavioral changes that occur when people think anonymity protects them.

    • Replies: @usNthem
    @Up2Drew

    When I was in college, we always went to the ball games as they were free for students. A group of us would sit above the opposing team’s dugout and pretty much let them have it the entire game. There was one guy in the bunch, though, that never shut up - he was pretty funny but it did get old after a while. I can imagine it’d get frustrating, especially if you happened to be, for whatever reason, targeted for special abuse.

    Replies: @AndrewR

    , @Achmed E. Newman
    @Up2Drew

    Thank you for the interesting comment, Drew. Perhaps it was not anonymity your "biggest fan" thought protected him, but the wall and seats and that you'd likely get kicked off the team for going up there.

    It can be all in fun, though I never even thought about actually yelling directly insulting comments right at a player or ump. Indeed, someone who keeps it up over and over would make me think he was crazy. I understand that there are those die-hard fans who want to do every last thing they can to distract, in order to support their brand of laundry*.

    Your story reminds me of my bumming a ride with the company head of HR, it turned out, pretty coincidentally, I can say, without giving details. After all the stupid woke emails and bullshit, it turned out she was not some die hard political freak after all. "Just doing my job." I guess, but hell, your guy was not only not getting paid well to do it, but paying a few bucks to get in and for a hot dog.

    .

    * I'd never heard that Seinfeld quip.

    Replies: @Jack D

    , @Trinity
    @Up2Drew

    I don't watch any of the Big 3 sports now, NFL, NBA, and now MLB. Hell, I don't watch college versions of baseball, football and basketball. However, I don't think the athletes should be subjected to some loudmouth berating them for an entire game, throwing cups of beer at them, etc.

    It isn't a "behavioral change" but cowardice that makes people do this. I equate it with the type of person who flattens someone's tires instead of confronting that person or shouting at someone walking from the safety of an automobile. To he honest, I say a lot of these ballplayers have remarkable self control ( probably because of the millions of dollars at stake and laws permitting them from knocking the hell out these loudmouths.) I was watching a documentary on Earl Campbell and the old Houston Oilers went to Pittsburgh for the AFC championship game. Someone threw a chunk of ice that bounced off Campbell's back while he was going through his pregame warmup. Campbell didn't miss a beat and continued stretching. Earl Campbell? Why in the hell would someone want to throw something at Earl Campbell? It isn't as if the Skoal Brother was Lebron James.

    , @ScarletNumber
    @Up2Drew


    people come out and cheer for their Poughkeepsie Blue Turtles or whatever
     
    I once spent some time living just west of Binghamton, New York. Believe me when I tell you that the Binghamton Rumble Ponies are a way of life up there, and the team is part of the community much more so than any of the Yankees or Mets are part of the community in NYC. One memorable night someone in my social circle got picked up by the third-base umpire from that night's game.

    Anyway this occurred year round, as there was an AHL team in town as well. They didn't have a clever nickname, going from the Whalers to the Rangers to the Senators to the Devils. Sadly the Devils have moved back to Utica, so it will be a dark winter again in the southern tier.

    Also, when they were in the league that Slapshot made famous, the team had a clever name. Since Binghamton is a seat of Broome County, the team was called theBroome Dusters
  122. @Desiderius
    https://twitter.com/kyle_barker/status/1424811847174299649?s=20

    No doubt the Faith in question was Judaism. Will this scourge of anti-semitism in the press never end?

    Replies: @Jack D, @Bigdicknick

    I am going to self censor on the “faith day” element of this one

  123. @Hapalong Cassidy
    @Paperback Writer

    Maybe there was a 2nd racial epithet hurler behind the grassy knoll.

    Replies: @Ron Mexico

    Where was Roger McDowell?

  124. @Joe S.Walker
    Years ago (c.1997) a US local politician got into trouble for using the word "niggardly" to describe government spending in a certain area.

    Replies: @JR Ewing, @AceDeuce

    That was in the Third World banana republic of Washington DC. The guy got fired. Not a politician but a bureaucrat–some budget wonk–maybe the director. I think they offered him his job back after the story broke and they were subjected to nationwide ridicule.

    • Replies: @James B. Shearer
    @AceDeuce

    "... they were subjected to nationwide ridicule."

    According to wikipedia:

    "... Julian Bond, then chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, deplored the offense that had been taken at Howard's use of the word. "You hate to think you have to censor your language to meet other people's lack of understanding", he said.[11] Bond also said, "Seems to me the mayor has been niggardly in his judgment on the issue" and that as a nation the US has a "hair-trigger sensibility" on race that can be tripped by both real and false grievances.[12]"

    Times have changed.

  125. @Up2Drew
    I spent a season pitching in the minor leagues in the 1980's. When Seinfeld famously said that "we root for laundry", it really applies to the low minor leagues, where the players are shuttled in and out every season and the town really never has any long-term connection with the players. And yet people come out and cheer for their Poughkeepsie Blue Turtles or whatever.

    Anyway ... you simply can't believe what people would scream at you on the field (at least back then). I'll say this in defense of the behavior of athletes ... nobody looks over your shoulder at your office cubicle and starts yelling at you and calling you names because you made a mistake in your spreadsheet.

    There are people that come to games simply to verbally abuse the players. I entered a road game in the eighth inning and there was a guy in a box seat who literally screamed at me all night - no vulgarities, but he just never stopped. He never ran out of steam. And I was some no-name relief pitcher on an A-ball team. I remember walking off the field at the end of the inning - not upset, but thinking, "Jesus, mister, what is wrong with you?"

    The next day, I'm in town, killing time before that night's game, and I actually run into the guy - he owned a bookstore. I mentioned that I was a ballplayer and told him he gave it to me pretty good from the stands the night before. He laughed and we kidded about it a little. He actually wasn't all that bad of a guy. It's weird ... that behavioral changes that occur when people think anonymity protects them.

    Replies: @usNthem, @Achmed E. Newman, @Trinity, @ScarletNumber

    When I was in college, we always went to the ball games as they were free for students. A group of us would sit above the opposing team’s dugout and pretty much let them have it the entire game. There was one guy in the bunch, though, that never shut up – he was pretty funny but it did get old after a while. I can imagine it’d get frustrating, especially if you happened to be, for whatever reason, targeted for special abuse.

    • Replies: @AndrewR
    @usNthem

    I have been to one Duke basketball game in my life and it turned out to be the third biggest blowout in the school's history. What I found quite dishonorable was how the Duke kids in the stands kept jeering the losing team even when Duke was up by 60 points in the fourth quarter. Very unsportsmanlike IMO.

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.usatoday.com/amp/19052103

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

  126. • Replies: @The Alarmist
    @Desiderius

    Thanks for that. Seriously. I’m glad to see I’m not alone. I get second-guessing snide remarks from my midwit colleagues, all of whom took the killer-jab. Some of them bought their PhDs ... I did the work and can still do the maths and read actual research rather than relying on pre-masticated dogma from conflicted “experts” via the MSM Greek Chorus.

    Replies: @Desiderius

  127. Susan

  128. Let’s see, getting toward 1% of the population and people live to roughly 100 so…

    Electing a new people.

    • Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease
    @Desiderius

    "Electing a new people."

    Electing?

    (yeah, I know, it's the Brecht line, but still.... "electing"?)

    Replies: @Desiderius

    , @Mike Tre
    @Desiderius

    From the guy that poo-poo's the concept of repatriation, I'm not really sure what you're complaining about.

    You don't want them here, but you don't want them to go back, either?

    Talk about battered wife syndrome.

    Replies: @The Griffins

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Desiderius


    More than 1 million people entered the U.S. illegally in first six months of 2021.

    That's enough people to create the 10th largest city in the U.S.
     
    Assuming it's within their capability, which is a stretch, I doubt creating cities is their aim.

    Unless by "create" she means tarring roofs for pennies.
  129. @Joseph Doaks
    @Paperback Writer

    "Anybody want to bet that the word “dinger” will now be, as they say, “problematized” — and proscribed?"

    We're also going to need substitutes for these words: bigger, rigger, digger, jigger, trigger, snigger, chigger, swigger, outrigger, and ditchdigger! A woksters job is never done.

    Replies: @Lurker, @Paperback Writer, @GeraldB

    Steve Martin, on Saturday Night Live, many years ago:

    Martin mentions he was itching because he had gotten into some chiggers. “They prefer to be called cheegroes.”

  130. @dee nile
    @JimDandy


    The guy who yelled “dinger” should be banned for life from attending MLB games.
     
    Not enough. ALL white males should be banned for life. After being put to death.

    Replies: @Rich

    I’ve already banned myself from just about all professional sports. Screw ’em, they’ll never get a dime from me. As a reminder to any Americans out yhe, MLS, the American pro soccer league trying to get someone to watch, banned the ‘Spirit of 76’ flag commemorating the American revolution because it was”racist”. Don’t support them.

    • Thanks: Alden
    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @Rich

    Thank you for that exhortation, in general, Rich. I didn't know this thing about the Spirit of '76 flag, but I was not about to start watching Communist Kickball for other reasons, described in that post.

    , @Prester John
    @Rich

    Maybe they meant the service station chain? Lol.

  131. @JimDandy
    @Paperback Writer

    But he can't unhear it, anyway, and reminds us, in his own way, that he's still a victim even if it didn't happen.

    https://www.yahoo.com/sports/despite-dinger-explanation-marlins-outfielder-010127966.html

    Replies: @Paperback Writer

    So, when he heard that a Colorado Rockies fan might have shouted the name of the team mascot, Dinger, rather than a slur directed at Brinson while he was in the batter’s box, he hopes that fan is not inappropriately castigated.

    Can someone please translate that into plain English?

    If you take out both the negatives, it becomes: “he hopes that the fan is appropriately castigated.”

    (Castigated. Luv that. Isn’t “punished” good enough?)

    Castigated for what?

    Just don’t go to baseball games, white folks.

    • Agree: JimDandy
    • Disagree: El Dato
    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Paperback Writer

    I agree that your translation is what he actually said, but I believe he was trying to say,

    he hopes that fan is not castigated, because to do so would be inappropriate in this case.

    Replies: @JimDandy, @Paperback Writer, @International Jew

    , @El Dato
    @Paperback Writer

    Are you some kind of AI trying to suss out the structure of english phrases?

    "he hopes that fan is not inappropriately castigated"

    means

    "he hopes that fan won't be castigated, as that would be inappropriate in that situation"

    It does not mean

    "he hopes that fan is castigated in an appropriate way"

    Where is the problem here exactly?

    , @duncsbaby
    @Paperback Writer


    Just don’t go to baseball games, white folks.
     
    Baseball as a sport would end tomorrow. I don't follow it like I used to but about the only stadiums I remember having any sort of non-white fan base were possibly Dodgers Stadium (Mexicans) and maybe Candlestick Park (or whatever the hell it's name is currently). No whites at games means no baseball.
  132. @Desiderius
    https://twitter.com/MaryVought/status/1424715546243780619?s=20

    Let’s see, getting toward 1% of the population and people live to roughly 100 so…

    Electing a new people.

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease, @Mike Tre, @Reg Cæsar

    “Electing a new people.”

    Electing?

    (yeah, I know, it’s the Brecht line, but still…. “electing”?)

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electoral_College_(Holy_Roman_Empire)

  133. I hear Yankee fans are notorious or were known for throwing batteries, cups of beer, at the opposing outfielders. Even when Reggie hit those 3 world series home runs he put on his batting helmet for the last inning and he was the WS hero at home. Philadelphia is Philadelphia and probably the worst of the worst. I remember an old Orioles vs. White Sox game in Chicago from the early 1970s where Sox fans kept harassing the O’s outfielder Don Buford. Buford went after a guy in the stands and decked him. IF I remember right a few other Orioles went into the stands. Was not a huge deal back then, now it would be looped as MAJOR NEWS. Speaking of Reggie, I remember watching him play at Bmore’s old Memorial Stadium in 1976 his only year as an Oriole. The guy was taking some verbal abuse from O’s fans so one can imagine what Reggie heard on the road. No doubt these spoiled rich athletes who receive millions for playing a kid’s game are idolized too much, but they do have to have some thick skin. Read a book on Ted Williams and I can see why the guy hated Boston.

    • Replies: @AceDeuce
    @Trinity

    I think that it was while he was playing with Filthaderpia that Richie (Dick) Allen started wearing a batting helmet while in the field because of all the thrown objects-and those were from his home team "fans".

    The grandaddy of "that escalated quickly" was the 10 cent Beer Night in Cleveland in 1974(?)

    Drunken Indians fans started messing with the Texas rightfielder. Soon, the Texas bullpen, which was also in right field, was joining in (10-15 people) Eventually, a fight broke out.

    The Texas dugout, by third base, had a clear view of that, and 20-odd Rangers, bats in hand ran out to right field ready for blood.

    At that point, the fans in the stands emptied out onto the field. Suddenly the 20 guys with bats didn't feel so badassed.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Abolish_public_education, @Trinity

  134. @The Last Real Calvinist
    The Colorado Rockies Major League Baseball Club needs to rename 'Dinger' NOW. What would be a nice woke name for a purple baseball mascot?

    I would be shocked if they don't do so very quickly.

    Replies: @Barnard, @duncsbaby, @Neuday, @Swamp Fox

    What would be a nice woke name for a purple baseball mascot?

    Let’s see . . . he’s a mile high, he’s purple, possibly because he can’t breathe . . . Purple Floyd? (cue un-Comfortably Numb)

  135. Here’s the initial reporting on the issue by the MSM.

  136. @usNthem
    @Up2Drew

    When I was in college, we always went to the ball games as they were free for students. A group of us would sit above the opposing team’s dugout and pretty much let them have it the entire game. There was one guy in the bunch, though, that never shut up - he was pretty funny but it did get old after a while. I can imagine it’d get frustrating, especially if you happened to be, for whatever reason, targeted for special abuse.

    Replies: @AndrewR

    I have been to one Duke basketball game in my life and it turned out to be the third biggest blowout in the school’s history. What I found quite dishonorable was how the Duke kids in the stands kept jeering the losing team even when Duke was up by 60 points in the fourth quarter. Very unsportsmanlike IMO.

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.usatoday.com/amp/19052103

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @AndrewR

    Andrew, I was at a HS football game in Cleveland with my grandson watching St. Edward's of Lakewood, Ohio, the reigning Ohio state champion, demolish a team from Florida. The Florida team was from one of the sport prep schools. The Ed's student body, all boys, was chanting..."Over rated, Over rated." I turned to a group of boys and simply asked, you guys are undefeated,Right?" They weren't and the chant ended.

    Replies: @Ron Mexico

  137. @International Jew
    @Paperback Writer

    That is some level of obsession, to listen fifty times to what some random stranger said — in a crowd yet, and not even obviously at you.

    Replies: @Paperback Writer

    It sounds even worse in the article that Jim Dandy linked to. Clearly this man has mental problems – but to be fair to him, he’s being enabled by our insane society.

    Yet 24 hours after the ninth inning of Sunday’s game at Coors Field, and after watching video of the sequence in question at least 50 times, Brinson’s ears – and his mind – cannot shake what he believes he heard.

    “I personally keep hearing the n-word. It’s not that I want to hear it,” Brinson said Monday on a video call from San Diego before the Marlins’ game with the Giants. “I never want to hear that word. Personally, I’ve never been called that, in person, to my face, on the baseball field, or outside the baseball field, ever, so I don’t know what my reaction would be if I got called that.

    This has got to stop, now – and it won’t. With Covid, the Democrats will manage to drive the US over a cliff.

    Dems R The Real Civil War Fans.

  138. We need to outlaw every agentive noun ending in the letters “e” and “r.”

  139. @Rich
    @dee nile

    I've already banned myself from just about all professional sports. Screw 'em, they'll never get a dime from me. As a reminder to any Americans out yhe, MLS, the American pro soccer league trying to get someone to watch, banned the 'Spirit of 76' flag commemorating the American revolution because it was"racist". Don't support them.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Prester John

    Thank you for that exhortation, in general, Rich. I didn’t know this thing about the Spirit of ’76 flag, but I was not about to start watching Communist Kickball for other reasons, described in that post.

  140. Sticks and stones will break your bones but if you call me names that’s worse.

    We have seen this, where ‘journalists’ speculate as to whether an old lady deserved to be beaten unconscious in some ‘random’ street attack.

  141. @Up2Drew
    I spent a season pitching in the minor leagues in the 1980's. When Seinfeld famously said that "we root for laundry", it really applies to the low minor leagues, where the players are shuttled in and out every season and the town really never has any long-term connection with the players. And yet people come out and cheer for their Poughkeepsie Blue Turtles or whatever.

    Anyway ... you simply can't believe what people would scream at you on the field (at least back then). I'll say this in defense of the behavior of athletes ... nobody looks over your shoulder at your office cubicle and starts yelling at you and calling you names because you made a mistake in your spreadsheet.

    There are people that come to games simply to verbally abuse the players. I entered a road game in the eighth inning and there was a guy in a box seat who literally screamed at me all night - no vulgarities, but he just never stopped. He never ran out of steam. And I was some no-name relief pitcher on an A-ball team. I remember walking off the field at the end of the inning - not upset, but thinking, "Jesus, mister, what is wrong with you?"

    The next day, I'm in town, killing time before that night's game, and I actually run into the guy - he owned a bookstore. I mentioned that I was a ballplayer and told him he gave it to me pretty good from the stands the night before. He laughed and we kidded about it a little. He actually wasn't all that bad of a guy. It's weird ... that behavioral changes that occur when people think anonymity protects them.

    Replies: @usNthem, @Achmed E. Newman, @Trinity, @ScarletNumber

    Thank you for the interesting comment, Drew. Perhaps it was not anonymity your “biggest fan” thought protected him, but the wall and seats and that you’d likely get kicked off the team for going up there.

    It can be all in fun, though I never even thought about actually yelling directly insulting comments right at a player or ump. Indeed, someone who keeps it up over and over would make me think he was crazy. I understand that there are those die-hard fans who want to do every last thing they can to distract, in order to support their brand of laundry*.

    Your story reminds me of my bumming a ride with the company head of HR, it turned out, pretty coincidentally, I can say, without giving details. After all the stupid woke emails and bullshit, it turned out she was not some die hard political freak after all. “Just doing my job.” I guess, but hell, your guy was not only not getting paid well to do it, but paying a few bucks to get in and for a hot dog.

    .

    * I’d never heard that Seinfeld quip.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Achmed E. Newman


    “Just doing my job.”
     
    It was established at the Nuremberg trials that this is not a good defense. As the head of HR, she has command responsibility.

    I am also guessing that she sized you up and decided to soft pedal her enthusiasm for Wokism for your benefit. If Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had given her a ride in her Tesla, she would have done the opposite. You don't get to be the head of HR without being tuned in to your audience.

    Replies: @JR Ewing, @Achmed E. Newman

  142. @Paperback Writer
    @JimDandy


    So, when he heard that a Colorado Rockies fan might have shouted the name of the team mascot, Dinger, rather than a slur directed at Brinson while he was in the batter’s box, he hopes that fan is not inappropriately castigated.

     

    Can someone please translate that into plain English?

    If you take out both the negatives, it becomes: "he hopes that the fan is appropriately castigated."

    (Castigated. Luv that. Isn't "punished" good enough?)

    Castigated for what?

    Just don't go to baseball games, white folks.

    Replies: @Jack D, @El Dato, @duncsbaby

    I agree that your translation is what he actually said, but I believe he was trying to say,

    he hopes that fan is not castigated, because to do so would be inappropriate in this case.

    • Agree: ScarletNumber
    • Replies: @JimDandy
    @Jack D

    Yes, but I think the odd wording is evidence of ambivalence over just letting this 100% innocent fan off the hook.

    If Brinson sounds willing to accept that yet also leave the door open for another outcome, it’s a well-earned perspective.

    Replies: @Paperback Writer

    , @Paperback Writer
    @Jack D

    Sorry Jack, I didn't mean to bite your head off, I didn't understand your answer.

    That is because the sentence you're trying to interpret is incomprehensible.

    Sentences like that happen when a hack journalist quotes an indulged, none-too-bright black athlete in a story about something that can't be described in any language known (yet) to man, although we may yet achieve it in our own version of Idiocracy.

    , @International Jew
    @Jack D

    "Jed din't steal that hoss so let's not inappropriately hang 'im."

    Of course, if the man really had uttered the ineffable hexagrammaton, then by our current norms even the people around him would have been culpable for not objecting.

  143. Brinson didn’t say that. The quote is part of the supposedly objective journalistic narrative.

    It would help if you read the link before you commented.

  144. Let’s look at this theologically: What would Yahweh say about a word that one must never, ever say?

  145. @black sea
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Racist piece of schist.

    Replies: @The Alarmist

    That’s not very gneiss.

    • Replies: @kaganovitch
    @The Alarmist

    That’s not very gneiss.

    I see what you did there; very igneous!

  146. @JohnnyWalker123
    @duncsbaby

    https://twitter.com/TimeOutLondon/status/1424762750283227136

    Replies: @Anon, @The Alarmist

    It’s a bit of a walk from More London Place to Lewisham …

  147. @Barnard
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    I would be shocked if the Rockies don't rename Dinger. They didn't give them the All Star game over the hate filled bigots of Georgia for nothing. Maybe Stoner would be a good name.

    Replies: @Captain Tripps

    Well, it is a purple dinosaur; how about Barney? (I couldn’t resist)

  148. @The Germ Theory of Disease
    @Desiderius

    "Electing a new people."

    Electing?

    (yeah, I know, it's the Brecht line, but still.... "electing"?)

    Replies: @Desiderius

  149. @Paperback Writer
    @Jack D


    Couldn’t they just pay people to shout out racial epithets?

     

    If there is ever a shooting war with China, they'd be smart to start a race war. It's as simple as dropping a lit match into a dry tinder box.

    Replies: @Desiderius

    This already happening. Luckily for us the Han are such colossal dorks that they’re probably doing more to unite us (against race war assholes and those who are too cowardly/craven to stand up to them) than to divide us. This process will take some time so lets all hope they don’t decide to strike in the meantime.

    • Replies: @Paperback Writer
    @Desiderius

    I have no idea what you're talking about.

    Replies: @Desiderius

    , @El Dato
    @Desiderius


    This already happening. Luckily for us the Han are such colossal dorks
     
    Protip: If you think it's happening but that the Han are just colossal dorks in going about it, it's probably not happening.

    Replies: @Desiderius

  150. @Marty T
    Kinda surprised deep blue Colorado allows promotion of religious faith actually.

    Replies: @Desiderius

    MLB desperate to get fans back. Wokelism sells on global markets, not local ones.

  151. @JR Ewing
    When this story first came out earlier today (or last night, whenever I heard it), it was very difficult to believe that a normal white American man would sit in a prominent location and repeatedly and openly chant a racial expletive. It defied belief. Made no sense.

    And now the video is out and it's clear that he's yelling at the mascot and it's even harder to believe that anyone with any sense at all would believe the initial story, especially if they had seen the video.

    The increasing lack of good faith among my fellow countrymen is becoming more and more nauseating.

    Replies: @AndrewR, @Marty, @Rooster11, @ben tillman

    The increasing lack of good faith among my fellow countrymen is becoming more and more nauseating.

    A huge number of them simply are not in control of their own brains. Their reactions are essentially generated by remote control.

  152. @Desiderius
    https://twitter.com/MaryVought/status/1424715546243780619?s=20

    Let’s see, getting toward 1% of the population and people live to roughly 100 so…

    Electing a new people.

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease, @Mike Tre, @Reg Cæsar

    From the guy that poo-poo’s the concept of repatriation, I’m not really sure what you’re complaining about.

    You don’t want them here, but you don’t want them to go back, either?

    Talk about battered wife syndrome.

    • Agree: The Griffins
    • Replies: @The Griffins
    @Mike Tre

    I'd wager Des's neighborhood is about as White as PhysicistDave, Corvinus and Loup Banc's, but not quite as White as Troof's...lol

    Replies: @Desiderius

  153. @Desiderius
    https://twitter.com/17cShyteposter/status/1424984138872803332?s=20

    Replies: @The Alarmist

    Thanks for that. Seriously. I’m glad to see I’m not alone. I get second-guessing snide remarks from my midwit colleagues, all of whom took the killer-jab. Some of them bought their PhDs … I did the work and can still do the maths and read actual research rather than relying on pre-masticated dogma from conflicted “experts” via the MSM Greek Chorus.

    • Thanks: Desiderius
    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @The Alarmist

    I was able to calmly talk them down from the hysteria by talking about the difficulty of deciding for my boys. The only way to get them back down to earth is to talk specifics.

  154. @Up2Drew
    I spent a season pitching in the minor leagues in the 1980's. When Seinfeld famously said that "we root for laundry", it really applies to the low minor leagues, where the players are shuttled in and out every season and the town really never has any long-term connection with the players. And yet people come out and cheer for their Poughkeepsie Blue Turtles or whatever.

    Anyway ... you simply can't believe what people would scream at you on the field (at least back then). I'll say this in defense of the behavior of athletes ... nobody looks over your shoulder at your office cubicle and starts yelling at you and calling you names because you made a mistake in your spreadsheet.

    There are people that come to games simply to verbally abuse the players. I entered a road game in the eighth inning and there was a guy in a box seat who literally screamed at me all night - no vulgarities, but he just never stopped. He never ran out of steam. And I was some no-name relief pitcher on an A-ball team. I remember walking off the field at the end of the inning - not upset, but thinking, "Jesus, mister, what is wrong with you?"

    The next day, I'm in town, killing time before that night's game, and I actually run into the guy - he owned a bookstore. I mentioned that I was a ballplayer and told him he gave it to me pretty good from the stands the night before. He laughed and we kidded about it a little. He actually wasn't all that bad of a guy. It's weird ... that behavioral changes that occur when people think anonymity protects them.

    Replies: @usNthem, @Achmed E. Newman, @Trinity, @ScarletNumber

    I don’t watch any of the Big 3 sports now, NFL, NBA, and now MLB. Hell, I don’t watch college versions of baseball, football and basketball. However, I don’t think the athletes should be subjected to some loudmouth berating them for an entire game, throwing cups of beer at them, etc.

    It isn’t a “behavioral change” but cowardice that makes people do this. I equate it with the type of person who flattens someone’s tires instead of confronting that person or shouting at someone walking from the safety of an automobile. To he honest, I say a lot of these ballplayers have remarkable self control ( probably because of the millions of dollars at stake and laws permitting them from knocking the hell out these loudmouths.) I was watching a documentary on Earl Campbell and the old Houston Oilers went to Pittsburgh for the AFC championship game. Someone threw a chunk of ice that bounced off Campbell’s back while he was going through his pregame warmup. Campbell didn’t miss a beat and continued stretching. Earl Campbell? Why in the hell would someone want to throw something at Earl Campbell? It isn’t as if the Skoal Brother was Lebron James.

  155. • Replies: @anon
    @Charles Pewitt

    I sort of remember that. That was so cool. Can't have any fun no more though.

  156. @Jack D
    @Desiderius

    Couldn't they just pay people to shout out racial epithets? At funerals in Asia you hire professional mourners to wail at funerals who don't even know the deceased. If they have professional mourners, why can't we have professional racists? Professional racists would shout out "real" racial epithets at ballgames, paint racist graffiti on walls, etc. A real professional wouldn't make mistakes like bending the arms of the swastika in the wrong direction or saying Dinger instead of the real N-word. For an extra fee, you could rough up the professional racist a bit afterward to show how virtuous you are. The racist could wear a protective fat suit to cushion the blows.

    Faith day and secular Judaism don't go together. Aside from the Orthodox, American Jews have the lowest rate of religious service attendance of any religion. You'd have more luck getting Jews to turn out for Atheist Day.

    Replies: @Hibernian, @Paperback Writer, @WJ, @ben tillman, @Jonathan Mason, @mousey

    Couldn’t they just pay people to shout out racial epithets? At funerals in Asia you hire professional mourners to wail at funerals who don’t even know the deceased. If they have professional mourners, why can’t we have professional racists?

    We do. They fill the ranks of the communications media, academia, and the bureaucracy.

  157. @PaceLaw
    Appropriately enough since this occurred in Denver, this South Park clip captures the absurdity of these situations.
    https://youtu.be/8I16Xk7YQyw

    Replies: @anon

    Is that real Wheel of Fortune clip real, and if so, is the pause real?

    • Replies: @anon
    @anon

    Yes, it is real. Everything on South Park is totally real!

  158. @Mike Tre
    "In 2017, Adam Jones..."

    Imagine making millions of dollars to play a game and some fan (aka paying customer) calling you a bad name. I mean, it's just not worth it. He should go back to collecting shopping carts in the parking lot for the local Home Depot (aka career ceiling.)

    So what slur rhymes with Dinger? I'm drawing a blank.

    The Cubs banned a fan for life a couple years ago when he flashed the white supremacist "OK" hand signal in the background of an interview on live TV:

    https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/mlb-power-rankings-red-sox-mets-tumble-as-blue-jays-phillies-and-braves-make-august-push/

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason

    Imagine making millions of dollars to play a game and some fan (aka paying customer) calling you a bad name. I mean, it’s just not worth it. He should go back to collecting shopping carts in the parking lot for the local Home Depot (aka career ceiling.)

    It does seem like an overreaction. For example the trivial racist insults on the three England soccer players who missed a penalty kicks are probably a case of a few inebriated unemployed or low paid people in housing projects insulting celebrity multimillionaires and not a case of the Football Association saying that black players will never be allowed to take penalties for England again!

    However the counterargument is that if you allow the small insults then it escalates to monkey chants and throwing bananas onto the field of play–which has happened in various countries of Europe on numerous occasions.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Jonathan Mason


    is that if you allow the small insults then it escalates
     
    Thus any offense, real or imagined, must be punished harshly under our new "less than zero tolerance" policy.

    This is known as the "slippery slope" argument. Sayyid Qutb believed in the slippery slope. He saw American teenagers doing coed dancing at a Greeley, Colorado church social and he understood that such behavior escalates. Therefore women must be kept locked up at all times. People attending soccer matches must be searched for bananas. Etc.

    Replies: @Alden

    , @Mike Tre
    @Jonathan Mason

    For a million bucks a year I'd play a game where people where allowed to throw bananas on the field I was playing on.


    I'd even eat them.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  159. @Jack D
    @Desiderius

    Couldn't they just pay people to shout out racial epithets? At funerals in Asia you hire professional mourners to wail at funerals who don't even know the deceased. If they have professional mourners, why can't we have professional racists? Professional racists would shout out "real" racial epithets at ballgames, paint racist graffiti on walls, etc. A real professional wouldn't make mistakes like bending the arms of the swastika in the wrong direction or saying Dinger instead of the real N-word. For an extra fee, you could rough up the professional racist a bit afterward to show how virtuous you are. The racist could wear a protective fat suit to cushion the blows.

    Faith day and secular Judaism don't go together. Aside from the Orthodox, American Jews have the lowest rate of religious service attendance of any religion. You'd have more luck getting Jews to turn out for Atheist Day.

    Replies: @Hibernian, @Paperback Writer, @WJ, @ben tillman, @Jonathan Mason, @mousey

    Splendid idea. The more ritualistic it becomes the better. The concept of having professional scapegoats to ceremonially wipe away sin ties in beautifully with the central dogma of the Christian religion.

    Maybe we could even stage mock crucifixions of the professional racists, or have them sawed in half and then reassembled by David Copperfield.

  160. @Achmed E. Newman
    @Up2Drew

    Thank you for the interesting comment, Drew. Perhaps it was not anonymity your "biggest fan" thought protected him, but the wall and seats and that you'd likely get kicked off the team for going up there.

    It can be all in fun, though I never even thought about actually yelling directly insulting comments right at a player or ump. Indeed, someone who keeps it up over and over would make me think he was crazy. I understand that there are those die-hard fans who want to do every last thing they can to distract, in order to support their brand of laundry*.

    Your story reminds me of my bumming a ride with the company head of HR, it turned out, pretty coincidentally, I can say, without giving details. After all the stupid woke emails and bullshit, it turned out she was not some die hard political freak after all. "Just doing my job." I guess, but hell, your guy was not only not getting paid well to do it, but paying a few bucks to get in and for a hot dog.

    .

    * I'd never heard that Seinfeld quip.

    Replies: @Jack D

    “Just doing my job.”

    It was established at the Nuremberg trials that this is not a good defense. As the head of HR, she has command responsibility.

    I am also guessing that she sized you up and decided to soft pedal her enthusiasm for Wokism for your benefit. If Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had given her a ride in her Tesla, she would have done the opposite. You don’t get to be the head of HR without being tuned in to your audience.

    • Agree: Buffalo Joe
    • Replies: @JR Ewing
    @Jack D

    I get this response all the time regarding TSA or store security or bureaucrats or even cops out writing tickets.

    "Be nice! They're just doing their job. They don't write the rules." etc etc

    Well, the way I see it, whoever is writing the rules does so with the expectation of someone else enforcing them and if there is no one willing to enforce them because there's too much pushback or unpleasantness or whatever, then shouldn't that even flow back up to the person writing the rules?

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    , @Achmed E. Newman
    @Jack D

    Of course, Jack, that it is just her job doesn't make her a better person for that. However, I was surprised that she was quite normal during the car ride. What she could do is soft-pedal the woke shit in the emails a bit, if she wanted to. She sounds like a harpy and is pissing off people that are needed.

    Long ago, in a similar job, back when they could get anybody to sign up with the snap of a finger, the 1st day indoctrination stuff was "do this, ya get fired", "do that, ya' get fired", over and over. Yes, it turned us off, and later we found out the HR lady "teaching" us was a party animal, and all those rules meant nothing to her.

  161. The mascot will be called Dingaz from now on.

  162. @Jack D
    @Desiderius

    Couldn't they just pay people to shout out racial epithets? At funerals in Asia you hire professional mourners to wail at funerals who don't even know the deceased. If they have professional mourners, why can't we have professional racists? Professional racists would shout out "real" racial epithets at ballgames, paint racist graffiti on walls, etc. A real professional wouldn't make mistakes like bending the arms of the swastika in the wrong direction or saying Dinger instead of the real N-word. For an extra fee, you could rough up the professional racist a bit afterward to show how virtuous you are. The racist could wear a protective fat suit to cushion the blows.

    Faith day and secular Judaism don't go together. Aside from the Orthodox, American Jews have the lowest rate of religious service attendance of any religion. You'd have more luck getting Jews to turn out for Atheist Day.

    Replies: @Hibernian, @Paperback Writer, @WJ, @ben tillman, @Jonathan Mason, @mousey

    But we do have professional racists. They’re called the FBI.

  163. @Up2Drew
    I spent a season pitching in the minor leagues in the 1980's. When Seinfeld famously said that "we root for laundry", it really applies to the low minor leagues, where the players are shuttled in and out every season and the town really never has any long-term connection with the players. And yet people come out and cheer for their Poughkeepsie Blue Turtles or whatever.

    Anyway ... you simply can't believe what people would scream at you on the field (at least back then). I'll say this in defense of the behavior of athletes ... nobody looks over your shoulder at your office cubicle and starts yelling at you and calling you names because you made a mistake in your spreadsheet.

    There are people that come to games simply to verbally abuse the players. I entered a road game in the eighth inning and there was a guy in a box seat who literally screamed at me all night - no vulgarities, but he just never stopped. He never ran out of steam. And I was some no-name relief pitcher on an A-ball team. I remember walking off the field at the end of the inning - not upset, but thinking, "Jesus, mister, what is wrong with you?"

    The next day, I'm in town, killing time before that night's game, and I actually run into the guy - he owned a bookstore. I mentioned that I was a ballplayer and told him he gave it to me pretty good from the stands the night before. He laughed and we kidded about it a little. He actually wasn't all that bad of a guy. It's weird ... that behavioral changes that occur when people think anonymity protects them.

    Replies: @usNthem, @Achmed E. Newman, @Trinity, @ScarletNumber

    people come out and cheer for their Poughkeepsie Blue Turtles or whatever

    I once spent some time living just west of Binghamton, New York. Believe me when I tell you that the Binghamton Rumble Ponies are a way of life up there, and the team is part of the community much more so than any of the Yankees or Mets are part of the community in NYC. One memorable night someone in my social circle got picked up by the third-base umpire from that night’s game.

    Anyway this occurred year round, as there was an AHL team in town as well. They didn’t have a clever nickname, going from the Whalers to the Rangers to the Senators to the Devils. Sadly the Devils have moved back to Utica, so it will be a dark winter again in the southern tier.

    Also, when they were in the league that Slapshot made famous, the team had a clever name. Since Binghamton is a seat of Broome County, the team was called the

    [MORE]
    Broome Dusters

  164. @AndrewR
    @usNthem

    I have been to one Duke basketball game in my life and it turned out to be the third biggest blowout in the school's history. What I found quite dishonorable was how the Duke kids in the stands kept jeering the losing team even when Duke was up by 60 points in the fourth quarter. Very unsportsmanlike IMO.

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.usatoday.com/amp/19052103

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    Andrew, I was at a HS football game in Cleveland with my grandson watching St. Edward’s of Lakewood, Ohio, the reigning Ohio state champion, demolish a team from Florida. The Florida team was from one of the sport prep schools. The Ed’s student body, all boys, was chanting…”Over rated, Over rated.” I turned to a group of boys and simply asked, you guys are undefeated,Right?” They weren’t and the chant ended.

    • Replies: @Ron Mexico
    @Buffalo Joe

    "”Over rated, Over rated.” I turned to a group of boys and simply asked, you guys are undefeated,Right?” They weren’t and the chant ended." But that proved their chant correct

    Replies: @kaganovitch

  165. @AceDeuce
    @Buffalo Joe

    Luke Easter. There's a name from the past.

    He was robbed and murdered by two fellow negroes in Cleveland back in 1979. I tried posting a more detailed account of this earlier, but it was schoolmarmed out of existence. Sad!

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    Ace, thank you. Luke was a Buffalo legend. I think he was carrying payroll for a community group when shot and killed.

    • Replies: @AceDeuce
    @Buffalo Joe

    He worked for TRW and was a union steward there. It was $5K in union money he was depositing. One of the negroes who robbed and killed him was a former coworker who knew Easter's routine.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

  166. @Jonathan Mason
    @Mike Tre


    Imagine making millions of dollars to play a game and some fan (aka paying customer) calling you a bad name. I mean, it’s just not worth it. He should go back to collecting shopping carts in the parking lot for the local Home Depot (aka career ceiling.)
     
    It does seem like an overreaction. For example the trivial racist insults on the three England soccer players who missed a penalty kicks are probably a case of a few inebriated unemployed or low paid people in housing projects insulting celebrity multimillionaires and not a case of the Football Association saying that black players will never be allowed to take penalties for England again!

    However the counterargument is that if you allow the small insults then it escalates to monkey chants and throwing bananas onto the field of play--which has happened in various countries of Europe on numerous occasions.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Mike Tre

    is that if you allow the small insults then it escalates

    Thus any offense, real or imagined, must be punished harshly under our new “less than zero tolerance” policy.

    This is known as the “slippery slope” argument. Sayyid Qutb believed in the slippery slope. He saw American teenagers doing coed dancing at a Greeley, Colorado church social and he understood that such behavior escalates. Therefore women must be kept locked up at all times. People attending soccer matches must be searched for bananas. Etc.

    • Replies: @Alden
    @Jack D

    I actually read his book. It’s still around somewhere in a carton or shelf. The shocking thing about the dance. It wasn’t teenagers. It was the Mr and Mrs Club. A married couples only club. He never went to a teen or Singles dance or event. He went reluctantly. To observe the American way of life As an anthropologist.

    As I remember, he didn’t say anything about American women’s bare heads , little hats that exposed the hair and knee length skirts, short sleeves and most horrible in Muslim eyes; belts and fitted bodices that showed the difference between bust and waist.

    It was in the 1950s when women in Muslim countries weren’t as shrouded as they are now.

    What appalled him most was the pastor was the host and in charge of the record player. And music other than war drums is was sinful in his eyes.

    Not a word about women’s immodest non Islamic clothes as I remember. He accepted that as the custom of the country. But a married couple touching each other except to make a baby that really upset him. I don’t think he realized it was the custom at dances to dance with other partners than spouse or date. Probably would have had a stroke if he’d known.

    Islam rape of an infidel woman is fine. Sex with 9 year old girls is fine. But married couples dancing with each other is just too too sinful . He’d probably approve of today’s style of dancing, no touching. . .

    That was the era when most of the Christian churches has all sorts of social activities for all age groups. One of the Protestant churches in my neighborhood even had ski weekends. Maybe it still does.

    The town, Greeley was founded by one of the Protestant churches in reaction to the rough drunken pioneer culture of Colorado. Or what the church members considered the rough pioneer culture. Total prohibition of alcohol. Movie censorship no sex before marriage good manners church every Sunday and social life within the church. a refuge for prim and proper Christians.

    Sounds like an ideal place to raise a family.

    The church dance chapter is hilarious. Could be part of an Evelyn Waugh or Chris Buckley novel. .

    Replies: @anon

  167. @Buffalo Joe
    @AndrewR

    Andrew, I was at a HS football game in Cleveland with my grandson watching St. Edward's of Lakewood, Ohio, the reigning Ohio state champion, demolish a team from Florida. The Florida team was from one of the sport prep schools. The Ed's student body, all boys, was chanting..."Over rated, Over rated." I turned to a group of boys and simply asked, you guys are undefeated,Right?" They weren't and the chant ended.

    Replies: @Ron Mexico

    “”Over rated, Over rated.” I turned to a group of boys and simply asked, you guys are undefeated,Right?” They weren’t and the chant ended.” But that proved their chant correct

    • Replies: @kaganovitch
    @Ron Mexico

    But that proved their chant correct

    Correct, but unsporting.

  168. I went back and re-read that Yahoo link that Jim Dandy provided and I was struck by something that I had not noticed before: the Rockies management actually questioned the fan. Let’s give that a notice, shall we?

    A paying customer goes to a game. He yells at the mascot. He gets questioned by the management?

    Am I the only one who is sickened by this?

    Let’s repeat: guy goes to a ballgame with his grandchildren, and the management of the team questions HIM.

    What’s wrong with this picture?

    • Agree: JR Ewing
    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
    @Paperback Writer

    Guy and his family and friends should boycott MLB, as our family is doing. Hit these arrogant controlling corporate entertainment pricks in the pocketbook and start putting them in their place.

    On a related note: let’s all ask our “representatives” to end baseball’s antitrust exemption.

    Replies: @Paperback Writer

  169. @JR Ewing
    @Joe S.Walker


    Years ago (c.1997) a US local politician got into trouble for using the word “niggardly” to describe government spending in a certain area.
     
    I remember at the time being a little miffed and exaggerated by that story and thinking,”can’t do anything about ignorance I guess”.

    That word used to be on vocabulary tests in grade school. Everyone would laugh and tittle a little bit and the teacher would explain that it was Scandinavian or whatever and we’d move on.

    Nowadays - 20 years later - I wouldn’t touch that word with a 100 foot pole and my guess is that it has been silently excised from the curriculums for sensitivity purposes. You know, enforced ignorance in the name of Harrison Burgeron racial equality.

    Replies: @Joe S.Walker

    I’m sure anyone in government who’s got niggling little doubts about anything keeps them to himself now.

  170. @Rich
    @dee nile

    I've already banned myself from just about all professional sports. Screw 'em, they'll never get a dime from me. As a reminder to any Americans out yhe, MLS, the American pro soccer league trying to get someone to watch, banned the 'Spirit of 76' flag commemorating the American revolution because it was"racist". Don't support them.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Prester John

    Maybe they meant the service station chain? Lol.

  171. I tend to be skeptical about these kinds of stories. Now even more so, if the guy had his grandkids with him. As usual, the media gins up controversy where there shouldn’t be any.

  172. @Jack D
    @Paperback Writer

    I agree that your translation is what he actually said, but I believe he was trying to say,

    he hopes that fan is not castigated, because to do so would be inappropriate in this case.

    Replies: @JimDandy, @Paperback Writer, @International Jew

    Yes, but I think the odd wording is evidence of ambivalence over just letting this 100% innocent fan off the hook.

    If Brinson sounds willing to accept that yet also leave the door open for another outcome, it’s a well-earned perspective.

    • Replies: @Paperback Writer
    @JimDandy

    https://twitter.com/DeIudedShaniqwa/status/1424906662297669632?s=20

  173. @Jack D
    @Achmed E. Newman


    “Just doing my job.”
     
    It was established at the Nuremberg trials that this is not a good defense. As the head of HR, she has command responsibility.

    I am also guessing that she sized you up and decided to soft pedal her enthusiasm for Wokism for your benefit. If Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had given her a ride in her Tesla, she would have done the opposite. You don't get to be the head of HR without being tuned in to your audience.

    Replies: @JR Ewing, @Achmed E. Newman

    I get this response all the time regarding TSA or store security or bureaucrats or even cops out writing tickets.

    “Be nice! They’re just doing their job. They don’t write the rules.” etc etc

    Well, the way I see it, whoever is writing the rules does so with the expectation of someone else enforcing them and if there is no one willing to enforce them because there’s too much pushback or unpleasantness or whatever, then shouldn’t that even flow back up to the person writing the rules?

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @JR Ewing

    You and Jack are preaching to the choir on this bit, JR. I am the first to say that. Peak Stupidity has railed on the TSA for years (see 16 Years of Spreading Democracy - They still hate us for our freedoms(?)).

    Over the last few years, because I see them a lot, I have gotten on a friendly basis with a few of the TSA local people. I agree completely that it would be best if the lack of compliance and anger could get through to those who pass the laws enabling this Police State. However,

    a) Unfortunately, most people, including your average iSteve commenter, don't care enough.

    b) The people who make these laws don't care how much both the enforcers (even though it's "just their job") and the enforcees hate this crap (the few of them like you and me).

    So, I say "hello" knowing that this ain't changing because of me, and I've tried my best over the years to make passengers understand that this is all wrong.

  174. @Desiderius
    @Paperback Writer

    This already happening. Luckily for us the Han are such colossal dorks that they're probably doing more to unite us (against race war assholes and those who are too cowardly/craven to stand up to them) than to divide us. This process will take some time so lets all hope they don't decide to strike in the meantime.

    Replies: @Paperback Writer, @El Dato

    I have no idea what you’re talking about.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @Paperback Writer

    Yes, I know. That’s why I told you. Fix that.

  175. @Paperback Writer
    This one really was a humdinger.

    https://nypost.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2021/08/chamberlin-rock-madison-01.jpg?quality=90&strip=all&w=618&h=410&crop=1

    Replies: @Lurker, @Achmed E. Newman, @Hangnail Hans, @J1234

    From CNN:

    …called the rock a symbol of racism.
    Chamberlin Rock, which had sat on Observatory Point since 1925, was named after Thomas Chamberlin, a geologist and former university president who served from 1887 to 1892.
    A 1925 Wisconsin State Journal article used the n-word as part of a nickname for the giant boulder.

    Good thing they removed it, because you never know who might be reading an issue of the Wisconsion State Journal from 1925.

    • Agree: VivaLaMigra
  176. @Jack D
    @Achmed E. Newman


    “Just doing my job.”
     
    It was established at the Nuremberg trials that this is not a good defense. As the head of HR, she has command responsibility.

    I am also guessing that she sized you up and decided to soft pedal her enthusiasm for Wokism for your benefit. If Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had given her a ride in her Tesla, she would have done the opposite. You don't get to be the head of HR without being tuned in to your audience.

    Replies: @JR Ewing, @Achmed E. Newman

    Of course, Jack, that it is just her job doesn’t make her a better person for that. However, I was surprised that she was quite normal during the car ride. What she could do is soft-pedal the woke shit in the emails a bit, if she wanted to. She sounds like a harpy and is pissing off people that are needed.

    Long ago, in a similar job, back when they could get anybody to sign up with the snap of a finger, the 1st day indoctrination stuff was “do this, ya get fired”, “do that, ya’ get fired”, over and over. Yes, it turned us off, and later we found out the HR lady “teaching” us was a party animal, and all those rules meant nothing to her.

  177. @Known Fact
    Will "dinger" become the new "jogger?"

    Replies: @El Dato

    YES

  178. @Desiderius
    @Paperback Writer

    This already happening. Luckily for us the Han are such colossal dorks that they're probably doing more to unite us (against race war assholes and those who are too cowardly/craven to stand up to them) than to divide us. This process will take some time so lets all hope they don't decide to strike in the meantime.

    Replies: @Paperback Writer, @El Dato

    This already happening. Luckily for us the Han are such colossal dorks

    Protip: If you think it’s happening but that the Han are just colossal dorks in going about it, it’s probably not happening.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @El Dato

    We know there are legions of bots most of whom are there to stir shit. It would be astonishing if some of them weren't Han. And looking at the overt Han trolling as well as your average Asian trying to get into the Ivies the Han are pretty notorious for being dorks in those venues so it only stands to reason that the most dorky bots are largely Han.

  179. @JR Ewing
    @Jack D

    I get this response all the time regarding TSA or store security or bureaucrats or even cops out writing tickets.

    "Be nice! They're just doing their job. They don't write the rules." etc etc

    Well, the way I see it, whoever is writing the rules does so with the expectation of someone else enforcing them and if there is no one willing to enforce them because there's too much pushback or unpleasantness or whatever, then shouldn't that even flow back up to the person writing the rules?

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    You and Jack are preaching to the choir on this bit, JR. I am the first to say that. Peak Stupidity has railed on the TSA for years (see 16 Years of Spreading Democracy – They still hate us for our freedoms(?)).

    Over the last few years, because I see them a lot, I have gotten on a friendly basis with a few of the TSA local people. I agree completely that it would be best if the lack of compliance and anger could get through to those who pass the laws enabling this Police State. However,

    a) Unfortunately, most people, including your average iSteve commenter, don’t care enough.

    b) The people who make these laws don’t care how much both the enforcers (even though it’s “just their job”) and the enforcees hate this crap (the few of them like you and me).

    So, I say “hello” knowing that this ain’t changing because of me, and I’ve tried my best over the years to make passengers understand that this is all wrong.

  180. @JimDandy
    @Jack D

    Yes, but I think the odd wording is evidence of ambivalence over just letting this 100% innocent fan off the hook.

    If Brinson sounds willing to accept that yet also leave the door open for another outcome, it’s a well-earned perspective.

    Replies: @Paperback Writer

  181. @Jonathan Mason
    @Mike Tre


    Imagine making millions of dollars to play a game and some fan (aka paying customer) calling you a bad name. I mean, it’s just not worth it. He should go back to collecting shopping carts in the parking lot for the local Home Depot (aka career ceiling.)
     
    It does seem like an overreaction. For example the trivial racist insults on the three England soccer players who missed a penalty kicks are probably a case of a few inebriated unemployed or low paid people in housing projects insulting celebrity multimillionaires and not a case of the Football Association saying that black players will never be allowed to take penalties for England again!

    However the counterargument is that if you allow the small insults then it escalates to monkey chants and throwing bananas onto the field of play--which has happened in various countries of Europe on numerous occasions.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Mike Tre

    For a million bucks a year I’d play a game where people where allowed to throw bananas on the field I was playing on.

    I’d even eat them.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Mike Tre


    For a million bucks a year I’d play a game where people where allowed to throw bananas on the field I was playing on.
     
    Welcome to the NHL:




    https://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/f1b5742b790e22ce8cf93d223b158c7506e5c661/c=0-0-2397-1354/local/-/media/2016/03/28/DetroitFreePress/DetroitFreePress/635948015480259541-redwings-032816-kpm-495.jpg?width=2397&height=1354&fit=crop&format=pjpg&auto=webp


    https://www.mcall.com/resizer/gWq86g9OhsFDkUQlturUWybXAsA=/415x287/top/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-tronc.s3.amazonaws.com/public/BJBFY2SLVJBOPJWKJ7BVJ65ACI.jpg
  182. @Jack D
    @Paperback Writer

    I agree that your translation is what he actually said, but I believe he was trying to say,

    he hopes that fan is not castigated, because to do so would be inappropriate in this case.

    Replies: @JimDandy, @Paperback Writer, @International Jew

    Sorry Jack, I didn’t mean to bite your head off, I didn’t understand your answer.

    That is because the sentence you’re trying to interpret is incomprehensible.

    Sentences like that happen when a hack journalist quotes an indulged, none-too-bright black athlete in a story about something that can’t be described in any language known (yet) to man, although we may yet achieve it in our own version of Idiocracy.

  183. @Days of Broken Arrows
    "...no derogatory language of any kind will be ejected and banned from Coors Field."

    No bad words, but we'll name the field after the company who makes the poison that killed (or ruined the lives of ) millions!

    Replies: @Brutusale

    A friend is a store manager for the largest retail liquor chain in the country. He’s having no luck on the hiring front because the company drug tests for marijuana in a state were it’s legal.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Brutusale

    If I was hiring for a liquor store I'd test for alcohol instead - you don't want employees who are tempted to sample the inventory.

    Why would you test your potential employees to see if they have consumed legal drugs? If they are having problems hiring, then it's their own fault. They want to pay someone $12/hr and ALSO control what they do when they get home after work? F that sh*t.

    The vast expansion in immigration has put too much power in the hands of employers. Covid (and the gubmint paying people to stay home) seems to have shifted the balance back a bit and I think that is a welcome development. Humans are not cattle.

    Replies: @JR Ewing, @Jonathan Mason, @Alden

  184. @Rooster11
    @JR Ewing

    “Lack of good faith” haha, the faith is completely gone, caught the last train outta town a while ago. The knee jerk reaction from the MSM and most of their faithful is White man bad, no facts needed, just a forgone conclusion. Most only see the headline and say “yup, knew it”, and the few who see the correction just think there’s a million other instances not caught on camera that were racist.

    I mean in this day and age, do you really think there’s a White guy, especially with his young son, hurling racial slurs in a public setting with cameras and people all around??? He’d lose everything almost immediately - job, friends, marriage. I mean there’s no other group of people more closely scrutinized than a White man.

    Replies: @Forbes

    Yup. Good faith is long gone. We live in a world of performance and theatre, with every person garnering for attention. Even the Rockies fan yelling “Dinger” is acting out like a school child, eager to get the attention of the team’s mascot.

    The concept of an adult no longer exists. It’s all “Look-at-Me!”

  185. Public school students should be heckling their credentialed teachers.

  186. @Paperback Writer
    @JimDandy


    So, when he heard that a Colorado Rockies fan might have shouted the name of the team mascot, Dinger, rather than a slur directed at Brinson while he was in the batter’s box, he hopes that fan is not inappropriately castigated.

     

    Can someone please translate that into plain English?

    If you take out both the negatives, it becomes: "he hopes that the fan is appropriately castigated."

    (Castigated. Luv that. Isn't "punished" good enough?)

    Castigated for what?

    Just don't go to baseball games, white folks.

    Replies: @Jack D, @El Dato, @duncsbaby

    Are you some kind of AI trying to suss out the structure of english phrases?

    “he hopes that fan is not inappropriately castigated”

    means

    “he hopes that fan won’t be castigated, as that would be inappropriate in that situation”

    It does not mean

    “he hopes that fan is castigated in an appropriate way”

    Where is the problem here exactly?

  187. @Brutusale
    @Days of Broken Arrows

    A friend is a store manager for the largest retail liquor chain in the country. He's having no luck on the hiring front because the company drug tests for marijuana in a state were it's legal.

    Replies: @Jack D

    If I was hiring for a liquor store I’d test for alcohol instead – you don’t want employees who are tempted to sample the inventory.

    Why would you test your potential employees to see if they have consumed legal drugs? If they are having problems hiring, then it’s their own fault. They want to pay someone \$12/hr and ALSO control what they do when they get home after work? F that sh*t.

    The vast expansion in immigration has put too much power in the hands of employers. Covid (and the gubmint paying people to stay home) seems to have shifted the balance back a bit and I think that is a welcome development. Humans are not cattle.

    • Replies: @JR Ewing
    @Jack D

    That's how inflation is supposed to work, at least in theory. The consumer doesn't just get squeezed indefinitely, he's supposed to keep demanding (and getting) more for himself from his employer. That's why it's often referred to as a "vicious cycle". Prices go up and drive wages up and it starts all over again.

    Huzzah to those workers. They have a price for their labor and obviously we haven't reached it yet.

    , @Jonathan Mason
    @Jack D

    Maybe the liquor store thinks that people who smoke marijuana perform less well on the job.

    They could be smoking marijuana legally on their lunch break, but be under the influence while working.

    Then again it could be that the corporation that owns the liquor stores is a multi-state entity that has operations in States in which it is not legal to smoke marijuana and just wants to keep a level playing field for all its employees.

    When I worked for a prison corporation, new employees all had to pass a drug test, which ruled out a large number of potential applicants. One of the reasons we had a lot of female guards was lack of qualified male applicants.

    I can remember times when a 19 year old female was the officer-in-charge on the night shift.

    Replies: @Jack D

    , @Alden
    @Jack D

    The marijuana test is probably required by the national chain’s Workmen’s Compensation insurance company. WCom anything and everything to make things as difficult as possible for employer and employee.

    The justification is that weed makes people groggy and they might drop a 25 pound case of liquor smash their foot and somebody else might slip in the puddle.

  188. @Mike Tre
    @Desiderius

    From the guy that poo-poo's the concept of repatriation, I'm not really sure what you're complaining about.

    You don't want them here, but you don't want them to go back, either?

    Talk about battered wife syndrome.

    Replies: @The Griffins

    I’d wager Des’s neighborhood is about as White as PhysicistDave, Corvinus and Loup Banc’s, but not quite as White as Troof’s…lol

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @The Griffins

    How much you like to wager there big guy? I could use a few grand easy.

    This country has done periodic immigration pauses throughout our history. What repatriation we've done has been a disaster (i.e. Liberia). The people in my neighborhood have been here as long as anybody. They're a world apart from the new people being imported by those who selected Biden for that purpose.

    Replies: @The Griffins, @William Badwhite

  189. @Faraday's Bobcat
    I don't think they should let this guy off so easily. In the future, there could be a country called Dingastan, and Dinger sounds like it would be a slur for Dingastani. Just in case, this guy should be banned from baseball forever and the Rockies should pledge 50% of all nacho revenue to DLM.

    Replies: @AnotherDad, @VivaLaMigra

    I’ m disgusted.

    Enough! I don’t care if this guy was yelling “Dinger” or whatever. His actions could have spooked caused distress to the opposing player.

    How can you expect our professional athletes to excel in a hostile environment? It is illegal for a reason. Our athletes–women and men and both/neither–need a safe spaces to compete and excel.

    White men are unsafe. It is well past time to ban white male spectators from all our sporting events. Our national life will be better.

    • Replies: @kaganovitch
    @AnotherDad

    Our athletes–women and men and both/neither–need a safe spaces to compete and excel.

    'Safe Spaces' is the new 'Lebensraum'.

  190. @Jack D
    @Brutusale

    If I was hiring for a liquor store I'd test for alcohol instead - you don't want employees who are tempted to sample the inventory.

    Why would you test your potential employees to see if they have consumed legal drugs? If they are having problems hiring, then it's their own fault. They want to pay someone $12/hr and ALSO control what they do when they get home after work? F that sh*t.

    The vast expansion in immigration has put too much power in the hands of employers. Covid (and the gubmint paying people to stay home) seems to have shifted the balance back a bit and I think that is a welcome development. Humans are not cattle.

    Replies: @JR Ewing, @Jonathan Mason, @Alden

    That’s how inflation is supposed to work, at least in theory. The consumer doesn’t just get squeezed indefinitely, he’s supposed to keep demanding (and getting) more for himself from his employer. That’s why it’s often referred to as a “vicious cycle”. Prices go up and drive wages up and it starts all over again.

    Huzzah to those workers. They have a price for their labor and obviously we haven’t reached it yet.

  191. @WJ
    @Jack D

    What in the world is an "atheist" Jew? It's a religion. When Sammy Davis Jr can be a Jew how can it by anything but a religion? There is no DNA that can be positively associated with Jews. Goldie Hahn looks pretty Nordic to me. Shatner? Atheist Jew is like atheist Catholic. Or maybe it's like Jumbo Shrimp.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Elli, @Alden, @Paperback Writer

    Most of the Jews I have known don’t believe in God. But they are Jews and identify as Jews. Some only observe the big holidays. Some don’t even do that. Plenty of Americans identify as Irish Italian Polish even Anglo Saxon whatever instead of Americans.

    Judaism is more than a religion. They consider themselves a separate people no matter where they live, what they look like, or what they believe about the existence of God.

    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
    @Alden

    I don’t know a single white person born and raised in the USA who identifies as Irish, Polish, German, Italian, Greek, whatever INSTEAD OF American. I am proud of my European genetic and civilizational heritage and they are also a central element of our country’s founding, improvement, expansion, and culture.

    One of the usa’s greatest assets was our developing pan-European people and culture. We have a hybrid vigor, literally (genetically) and in terms of the diverse but broadly compatible sets of character ic personality / temperament, talents, interests, and style, and their various ways of living our generally common mores and values.

    Replies: @Alden

  192. @Jack D
    @Brutusale

    If I was hiring for a liquor store I'd test for alcohol instead - you don't want employees who are tempted to sample the inventory.

    Why would you test your potential employees to see if they have consumed legal drugs? If they are having problems hiring, then it's their own fault. They want to pay someone $12/hr and ALSO control what they do when they get home after work? F that sh*t.

    The vast expansion in immigration has put too much power in the hands of employers. Covid (and the gubmint paying people to stay home) seems to have shifted the balance back a bit and I think that is a welcome development. Humans are not cattle.

    Replies: @JR Ewing, @Jonathan Mason, @Alden

    Maybe the liquor store thinks that people who smoke marijuana perform less well on the job.

    They could be smoking marijuana legally on their lunch break, but be under the influence while working.

    Then again it could be that the corporation that owns the liquor stores is a multi-state entity that has operations in States in which it is not legal to smoke marijuana and just wants to keep a level playing field for all its employees.

    When I worked for a prison corporation, new employees all had to pass a drug test, which ruled out a large number of potential applicants. One of the reasons we had a lot of female guards was lack of qualified male applicants.

    I can remember times when a 19 year old female was the officer-in-charge on the night shift.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Jonathan Mason

    Here's my theory: employers know that blacks, esp. young black males, make inferior employees - they are more likely to not show up on time or at all, more likely to steal inventory and cash, more likely to be rude to customers and incapable of offering good service, etc. But not only can't they just reject them just for being black, they can't test their IQ and reject them for being dumb, in some places they can no longer check their criminal record, etc. There is a whole list of questions that they are not legally allowed to ask anymore because the answers to such questions are proxies for blackness. The whole thrust of the law is that we force employers to ignore all sorts of highly relevant things and then once you ignore all of those red flags, then blacks are just as good to hire as anyone else.

    BUT, you are still allowed to test for drugs because America's endless War on Drugs is ALMOST as holy as the War for Equity. So that is what they do, because they can.

    Replies: @Alden

  193. @Jack D
    @Jonathan Mason


    is that if you allow the small insults then it escalates
     
    Thus any offense, real or imagined, must be punished harshly under our new "less than zero tolerance" policy.

    This is known as the "slippery slope" argument. Sayyid Qutb believed in the slippery slope. He saw American teenagers doing coed dancing at a Greeley, Colorado church social and he understood that such behavior escalates. Therefore women must be kept locked up at all times. People attending soccer matches must be searched for bananas. Etc.

    Replies: @Alden

    I actually read his book. It’s still around somewhere in a carton or shelf. The shocking thing about the dance. It wasn’t teenagers. It was the Mr and Mrs Club. A married couples only club. He never went to a teen or Singles dance or event. He went reluctantly. To observe the American way of life As an anthropologist.

    As I remember, he didn’t say anything about American women’s bare heads , little hats that exposed the hair and knee length skirts, short sleeves and most horrible in Muslim eyes; belts and fitted bodices that showed the difference between bust and waist.

    It was in the 1950s when women in Muslim countries weren’t as shrouded as they are now.

    What appalled him most was the pastor was the host and in charge of the record player. And music other than war drums is was sinful in his eyes.

    Not a word about women’s immodest non Islamic clothes as I remember. He accepted that as the custom of the country. But a married couple touching each other except to make a baby that really upset him. I don’t think he realized it was the custom at dances to dance with other partners than spouse or date. Probably would have had a stroke if he’d known.

    Islam rape of an infidel woman is fine. Sex with 9 year old girls is fine. But married couples dancing with each other is just too too sinful . He’d probably approve of today’s style of dancing, no touching. . .

    That was the era when most of the Christian churches has all sorts of social activities for all age groups. One of the Protestant churches in my neighborhood even had ski weekends. Maybe it still does.

    The town, Greeley was founded by one of the Protestant churches in reaction to the rough drunken pioneer culture of Colorado. Or what the church members considered the rough pioneer culture. Total prohibition of alcohol. Movie censorship no sex before marriage good manners church every Sunday and social life within the church. a refuge for prim and proper Christians.

    Sounds like an ideal place to raise a family.

    The church dance chapter is hilarious. Could be part of an Evelyn Waugh or Chris Buckley novel. .

    • Replies: @anon
    @Alden

    I actually read his book.

    Which one? His 30-volume commentary on the Koran, or some other book? When did you learn to read Arabic?

  194. @Mike Tre
    @R.G. Camara

    "I’ve said this before, but I think part of the psychology behind banning racial slurs/taunts on blacks is their weak psychology. "

    First, I agree with this entire analysis. However, I have asked many time, with no answer from Steve, how does one justify the theory of negroe's possessing much higher self esteem (on average) when, as you point out, they buckle under even nominal jeering and taunting, not to mention the pressure brought on by the highest levels of competition? It seems to me that people with truly high self esteem are fairly immune to verbal insults, especially of the impersonal variety (like from an anonymous fan in the crowd.)

    I've suggested before that their behavior can be mistaken for high self-esteem, but more likely it is a combination of shamelessness, megalomania, and not just lack of, but absence of, self awareness.

    Replies: @R.G. Camara

    I’ve suggested before that their behavior can be mistaken for high self-esteem, but more likely it is a combination of shamelessness, megalomania, and not just lack of, but absence of, self awareness.

    Also highly emotional/prone to hysteria or manic emotion. When they get high, they get very high, but when they get low they get real low. As is common, blacks seem to do well at show biz activities, which is notorious for its celebrities having wild emotional swings from one day to the next.

  195. @Jack D
    @WJ


    There is no DNA that can be positively associated with Jews.
     
    Don't be ridiculous. When my daughter did a DNA test, the results came back "Ashkenazi Jewish*" - they had no problem in figuring this out with a very high degree of certainty.

    *Actually, at first, they came back 99% Ashkenazi Jewish, 1% Eastern European. Then a few months later the testing company wrote to her and said that they had updated their algorithms and their data base and based on the new system she was classified as 100% Ashkenazi Jewish.

    Replies: @R.G. Camara

    If you believe anything from those fraud companies, I have a bridge to sell you, schlomo.

    • Replies: @kaganovitch
    @R.G. Camara

    If you believe anything from those fraud companies, I have a bridge to sell you, schlomo.

    But Jack's daughter is Ashkenazi. You think it was a lucky guess?

    Replies: @Jack D

  196. @Ron Mexico
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Some hs friends and I laid into leftfielder Luis Polonia (Angels 1991) taunting him about his arrest for sex with a minor by holding up whatever posters were given out at the Big A that night and saying, "hey Luis, check out my 15 yr old sister." We got him to the point that he committed an error and the ball rolled to the wall where we were. After throwing it back to the cut off, he turned around and flipped us off. We deserved it for being dicks. Would we be banned for life 30 yrs later?

    Replies: @Adam Smith

    Would we be banned for life 30 yrs later?

    Likely, but your question may be moot…

    Polonia told the judge before the sentence was imposed, “I’m a human being and anybody can make the mistake I made.”

    Do you think this line would work 30 years later?
    Would Polonia still be playing ball if this happened today?

  197. @The Alarmist
    @black sea

    That’s not very gneiss.

    Replies: @kaganovitch

    That’s not very gneiss.

    I see what you did there; very igneous!

    • LOL: The Alarmist
  198. @Ron Mexico
    @Buffalo Joe

    "”Over rated, Over rated.” I turned to a group of boys and simply asked, you guys are undefeated,Right?” They weren’t and the chant ended." But that proved their chant correct

    Replies: @kaganovitch

    But that proved their chant correct

    Correct, but unsporting.

  199. @AnotherDad
    @Faraday's Bobcat

    I' m disgusted.

    Enough! I don't care if this guy was yelling "Dinger" or whatever. His actions could have spooked caused distress to the opposing player.

    How can you expect our professional athletes to excel in a hostile environment? It is illegal for a reason. Our athletes--women and men and both/neither--need a safe spaces to compete and excel.

    White men are unsafe. It is well past time to ban white male spectators from all our sporting events. Our national life will be better.

    Replies: @kaganovitch

    Our athletes–women and men and both/neither–need a safe spaces to compete and excel.

    ‘Safe Spaces’ is the new ‘Lebensraum’.

    • Agree: Paul Jolliffe
  200. @anon
    @PaceLaw

    Is that real Wheel of Fortune clip real, and if so, is the pause real?

    Replies: @anon

    Yes, it is real. Everything on South Park is totally real!

  201. @Trinity
    I hear Yankee fans are notorious or were known for throwing batteries, cups of beer, at the opposing outfielders. Even when Reggie hit those 3 world series home runs he put on his batting helmet for the last inning and he was the WS hero at home. Philadelphia is Philadelphia and probably the worst of the worst. I remember an old Orioles vs. White Sox game in Chicago from the early 1970s where Sox fans kept harassing the O's outfielder Don Buford. Buford went after a guy in the stands and decked him. IF I remember right a few other Orioles went into the stands. Was not a huge deal back then, now it would be looped as MAJOR NEWS. Speaking of Reggie, I remember watching him play at Bmore's old Memorial Stadium in 1976 his only year as an Oriole. The guy was taking some verbal abuse from O's fans so one can imagine what Reggie heard on the road. No doubt these spoiled rich athletes who receive millions for playing a kid's game are idolized too much, but they do have to have some thick skin. Read a book on Ted Williams and I can see why the guy hated Boston.

    Replies: @AceDeuce

    I think that it was while he was playing with Filthaderpia that Richie (Dick) Allen started wearing a batting helmet while in the field because of all the thrown objects-and those were from his home team “fans”.

    The grandaddy of “that escalated quickly” was the 10 cent Beer Night in Cleveland in 1974(?)

    Drunken Indians fans started messing with the Texas rightfielder. Soon, the Texas bullpen, which was also in right field, was joining in (10-15 people) Eventually, a fight broke out.

    The Texas dugout, by third base, had a clear view of that, and 20-odd Rangers, bats in hand ran out to right field ready for blood.

    At that point, the fans in the stands emptied out onto the field. Suddenly the 20 guys with bats didn’t feel so badassed.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @AceDeuce

    Baseball cracked down on drunks in the stands around 1983-84.

    , @Abolish_public_education
    @AceDeuce

    The (fuzzy) video is on YouTube.

    , @Trinity
    @AceDeuce

    Dick Allen was a real piece of work like another Black athlete around about that time, Duane Thomas. Admittedly I actually liked both players, not because they were Black racists but because of their tremendous talent and the courage to stand up for their beliefs. Allen and Thomas would be celebrated today, back then, not so much. So I have a little more tolerance for a Dick Allen, Duane Thomas or a Ali, who actually did grow up in a time where they might have experienced some racism, whereas today, any Black person under the age of 70 has had his ass kissed and been given everything on a silver platter.

    And who can forget Duane Thomas on the Super Bowl, "If it is the ultimate game, how come they are playing it again next year?" Hell, Duane was telling you honkees that football was only a game, and not to take it serious. And Duane was a man of few words, he went in silent mode for awhile, turned his back during the National Anthem long before it was fashionable. haha. How many uniforms did Allen wear? Sheesh, Cardinals, Phillies, Dodgers, White Sox, A's? This was back in the time when good players played their entire careers for one team and two teams at most. The same with Duane Thomas, he would play a couple years here and a couple years somewhere else. Like Allen, Thomas had tremendous talent and like Allen, both could have put up some tremendous numbers if not for their emotional problems.

  202. @Desiderius
    https://twitter.com/robbysoave/status/1424779229863071747?s=20

    No Robby they would rather that everyone were atomized. The usual for totalitarian regimes. How have we come to the point where even erstwhile libertarians don't understand this?

    Replies: @Hernan Pizzaro del Blanco

    Need to force the vaccinated to wear masks because they are spreading COVID to the fully vaccinated. Today you are more likely to contract CV from a fully vaccinated asymptomatic carrier if you are fully vaccinated. Be safe and double mask with an N95 mask if you have been fully vaccinated until you get your booster shots. Then after you get your booster you can go back to wearing a single cloth mask.

  203. @Charles Pewitt
    https://twitter.com/ljbama22/status/790033308268699648?s=20

    Replies: @anon

    I sort of remember that. That was so cool. Can’t have any fun no more though.

  204. This could make any Texahoman hysteric– there is a fishing vessel registered with the name AGGIE BOOMERSCHOONER.

    It wisely plies the Great Lakes, far from the Brazos or Lake Thunderbird.

  205. @AceDeuce
    @Trinity

    I think that it was while he was playing with Filthaderpia that Richie (Dick) Allen started wearing a batting helmet while in the field because of all the thrown objects-and those were from his home team "fans".

    The grandaddy of "that escalated quickly" was the 10 cent Beer Night in Cleveland in 1974(?)

    Drunken Indians fans started messing with the Texas rightfielder. Soon, the Texas bullpen, which was also in right field, was joining in (10-15 people) Eventually, a fight broke out.

    The Texas dugout, by third base, had a clear view of that, and 20-odd Rangers, bats in hand ran out to right field ready for blood.

    At that point, the fans in the stands emptied out onto the field. Suddenly the 20 guys with bats didn't feel so badassed.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Abolish_public_education, @Trinity

    Baseball cracked down on drunks in the stands around 1983-84.

    • Agree: AceDeuce
  206. @R.G. Camara
    @Jack D

    If you believe anything from those fraud companies, I have a bridge to sell you, schlomo.

    Replies: @kaganovitch

    If you believe anything from those fraud companies, I have a bridge to sell you, schlomo.

    But Jack’s daughter is Ashkenazi. You think it was a lucky guess?

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @kaganovitch

    Not only did they make a lucky guess as to her ethnicity, but they also made lucky guesses as to various people she was related to.

    What was interesting was that the people they identified with lots of overlapping segments were people I already knew to be cousins or descendants of people from my father's shtetl but at lower levels of overlap it was just a bunch of random (to me) people with Jewish surnames. I wonder if these people are really related to my family at all (at any meaningful level - I don't mean like 6th cousins) or whether it is just an artifact of the small Jewish gene pool that any 2 Ashkenazis are going to overlap to some extent.

    Replies: @Paperback Writer

  207. @Paperback Writer
    @Desiderius

    I have no idea what you're talking about.

    Replies: @Desiderius

    Yes, I know. That’s why I told you. Fix that.

  208. @Mike Tre
    @Jonathan Mason

    For a million bucks a year I'd play a game where people where allowed to throw bananas on the field I was playing on.


    I'd even eat them.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    For a million bucks a year I’d play a game where people where allowed to throw bananas on the field I was playing on.

    Welcome to the NHL:

  209. @Desiderius
    https://twitter.com/MaryVought/status/1424715546243780619?s=20

    Let’s see, getting toward 1% of the population and people live to roughly 100 so…

    Electing a new people.

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease, @Mike Tre, @Reg Cæsar

    More than 1 million people entered the U.S. illegally in first six months of 2021.

    That’s enough people to create the 10th largest city in the U.S.

    Assuming it’s within their capability, which is a stretch, I doubt creating cities is their aim.

    Unless by “create” she means tarring roofs for pennies.

  210. Further vindication of our family’s decision to boycott MLB. No attending MLB games, buying their merchandise, subscribing to mlb.tv or the like.

    Fuck the bullies, election-fraud apologists, anti-white racists, perversion advocates, glorifies of mental illness and self-mutilation (“transgender is”), and all-around rich elitist lecturing scumbags who run MLB and its teams.

    Other than that, I’m happy with MLB.

  211. @Alden
    @WJ

    Most of the Jews I have known don’t believe in God. But they are Jews and identify as Jews. Some only observe the big holidays. Some don’t even do that. Plenty of Americans identify as Irish Italian Polish even Anglo Saxon whatever instead of Americans.

    Judaism is more than a religion. They consider themselves a separate people no matter where they live, what they look like, or what they believe about the existence of God.

    Replies: @RadicalCenter

    I don’t know a single white person born and raised in the USA who identifies as Irish, Polish, German, Italian, Greek, whatever INSTEAD OF American. I am proud of my European genetic and civilizational heritage and they are also a central element of our country’s founding, improvement, expansion, and culture.

    One of the usa’s greatest assets was our developing pan-European people and culture. We have a hybrid vigor, literally (genetically) and in terms of the diverse but broadly compatible sets of character ic personality / temperament, talents, interests, and style, and their various ways of living our generally common mores and values.

    • Agree: Desiderius, AnotherDad
    • Replies: @Alden
    @RadicalCenter

    Move to any north east or midwestern city and suburbs. Plenty of people identify as whatever part of Europe gr gr grandparents came from.

    Some of the suburbs are interesting. It’s like a European village moved to a big American city in the 1890s. And 3 generations stayed there. Then along came black crime and school bussing. Then the European villagers moved to suburbs with their fellow ethnics.

  212. @AceDeuce
    @Trinity

    I think that it was while he was playing with Filthaderpia that Richie (Dick) Allen started wearing a batting helmet while in the field because of all the thrown objects-and those were from his home team "fans".

    The grandaddy of "that escalated quickly" was the 10 cent Beer Night in Cleveland in 1974(?)

    Drunken Indians fans started messing with the Texas rightfielder. Soon, the Texas bullpen, which was also in right field, was joining in (10-15 people) Eventually, a fight broke out.

    The Texas dugout, by third base, had a clear view of that, and 20-odd Rangers, bats in hand ran out to right field ready for blood.

    At that point, the fans in the stands emptied out onto the field. Suddenly the 20 guys with bats didn't feel so badassed.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Abolish_public_education, @Trinity

    The (fuzzy) video is on YouTube.

  213. @Paperback Writer
    I went back and re-read that Yahoo link that Jim Dandy provided and I was struck by something that I had not noticed before: the Rockies management actually questioned the fan. Let's give that a notice, shall we?

    A paying customer goes to a game. He yells at the mascot. He gets questioned by the management?

    Am I the only one who is sickened by this?

    Let's repeat: guy goes to a ballgame with his grandchildren, and the management of the team questions HIM.

    What's wrong with this picture?

    Replies: @RadicalCenter

    Guy and his family and friends should boycott MLB, as our family is doing. Hit these arrogant controlling corporate entertainment pricks in the pocketbook and start putting them in their place.

    On a related note: let’s all ask our “representatives” to end baseball’s antitrust exemption.

    • Replies: @Paperback Writer
    @RadicalCenter


    Guy and his family and friends should boycott MLB, as our family is doing. Hit these arrogant controlling corporate entertainment pricks in the pocketbook and start putting them in their place.

     

    Well, of course he should but one person boycotting won't do anything. I'm getting tired of our side saying that. It goes nowhere.

    On a related note: let’s all ask our “representatives” to end baseball’s antitrust exemption.
     
    This is really the heart of the matter.

    Although I'll confess: I've been hearing this all my life and I don't really understand what ending the antitrust exemption would actually do. Care to explain?

    I found this but I'd be interested in other perspectives.

    https://www.baseballprospectus.com/news/article/1286/ending-baseballs-antitrust-exemption-what-would-it-mean/

  214. @AceDeuce
    @Joe S.Walker

    That was in the Third World banana republic of Washington DC. The guy got fired. Not a politician but a bureaucrat--some budget wonk--maybe the director. I think they offered him his job back after the story broke and they were subjected to nationwide ridicule.

    Replies: @James B. Shearer

    “… they were subjected to nationwide ridicule.”

    According to wikipedia:

    “… Julian Bond, then chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, deplored the offense that had been taken at Howard’s use of the word. “You hate to think you have to censor your language to meet other people’s lack of understanding”, he said.[11] Bond also said, “Seems to me the mayor has been niggardly in his judgment on the issue” and that as a nation the US has a “hair-trigger sensibility” on race that can be tripped by both real and false grievances.[12]”

    Times have changed.

  215. @Jack D
    @Paperback Writer

    I agree that your translation is what he actually said, but I believe he was trying to say,

    he hopes that fan is not castigated, because to do so would be inappropriate in this case.

    Replies: @JimDandy, @Paperback Writer, @International Jew

    “Jed din’t steal that hoss so let’s not inappropriately hang ‘im.”

    Of course, if the man really had uttered the ineffable hexagrammaton, then by our current norms even the people around him would have been culpable for not objecting.

  216. @Paperback Writer
    @JimDandy


    So, when he heard that a Colorado Rockies fan might have shouted the name of the team mascot, Dinger, rather than a slur directed at Brinson while he was in the batter’s box, he hopes that fan is not inappropriately castigated.

     

    Can someone please translate that into plain English?

    If you take out both the negatives, it becomes: "he hopes that the fan is appropriately castigated."

    (Castigated. Luv that. Isn't "punished" good enough?)

    Castigated for what?

    Just don't go to baseball games, white folks.

    Replies: @Jack D, @El Dato, @duncsbaby

    Just don’t go to baseball games, white folks.

    Baseball as a sport would end tomorrow. I don’t follow it like I used to but about the only stadiums I remember having any sort of non-white fan base were possibly Dodgers Stadium (Mexicans) and maybe Candlestick Park (or whatever the hell it’s name is currently). No whites at games means no baseball.

  217. @El Dato
    @Desiderius


    This already happening. Luckily for us the Han are such colossal dorks
     
    Protip: If you think it's happening but that the Han are just colossal dorks in going about it, it's probably not happening.

    Replies: @Desiderius

    We know there are legions of bots most of whom are there to stir shit. It would be astonishing if some of them weren’t Han. And looking at the overt Han trolling as well as your average Asian trying to get into the Ivies the Han are pretty notorious for being dorks in those venues so it only stands to reason that the most dorky bots are largely Han.

  218. @The Griffins
    @Mike Tre

    I'd wager Des's neighborhood is about as White as PhysicistDave, Corvinus and Loup Banc's, but not quite as White as Troof's...lol

    Replies: @Desiderius

    How much you like to wager there big guy? I could use a few grand easy.

    This country has done periodic immigration pauses throughout our history. What repatriation we’ve done has been a disaster (i.e. Liberia). The people in my neighborhood have been here as long as anybody. They’re a world apart from the new people being imported by those who selected Biden for that purpose.

    • Replies: @The Griffins
    @Desiderius

    Settle down, Des. I have no doubt whatsoever that there's a couple of "nice black ladies" in your neighborhood, just like ol' Dave and Cuckvinus. It's just that I doubt you and your family have ever had the full on black majority experience. People who have, you see, have no problem whatsoever calling a Spade, a Spade. ( no pun intended ).

    Believe me, violent crime is just the tip of the iceberg as far as black dysfunction goes. Hopefully you and your kind will get to experience the whole enchilada someday soon.

    BTW, I couldn't care less "how long they've been here", just as they obviously feel the same about my ancestors. It's how they decide to act, day in, day out that concerns me. At this point in our history the majority of them desire to act like violent, loud, lazy, entitled, arrogant savages. They should be treated as such until such time that they change their behavior.

    Replies: @Desiderius

    , @William Badwhite
    @Desiderius


    What repatriation we’ve done has been a disaster (i.e. Liberia).
     
    There was nothing disastrous about the repatriation to Liberia other than low participation rates.
  219. @The Alarmist
    @Desiderius

    Thanks for that. Seriously. I’m glad to see I’m not alone. I get second-guessing snide remarks from my midwit colleagues, all of whom took the killer-jab. Some of them bought their PhDs ... I did the work and can still do the maths and read actual research rather than relying on pre-masticated dogma from conflicted “experts” via the MSM Greek Chorus.

    Replies: @Desiderius

    I was able to calmly talk them down from the hysteria by talking about the difficulty of deciding for my boys. The only way to get them back down to earth is to talk specifics.

  220. @Buffalo Joe
    @AceDeuce

    Ace, thank you. Luke was a Buffalo legend. I think he was carrying payroll for a community group when shot and killed.

    Replies: @AceDeuce

    He worked for TRW and was a union steward there. It was \$5K in union money he was depositing. One of the negroes who robbed and killed him was a former coworker who knew Easter’s routine.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @AceDeuce

    Luke Easter had a slugging average in Triple A minor league baseball over .500 in each season from age 44 to 46. The man could hit.

    https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=easter001lus

  221. @AceDeuce
    @Buffalo Joe

    He worked for TRW and was a union steward there. It was $5K in union money he was depositing. One of the negroes who robbed and killed him was a former coworker who knew Easter's routine.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    Luke Easter had a slugging average in Triple A minor league baseball over .500 in each season from age 44 to 46. The man could hit.

    https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=easter001lus

  222. @AceDeuce
    @Trinity

    I think that it was while he was playing with Filthaderpia that Richie (Dick) Allen started wearing a batting helmet while in the field because of all the thrown objects-and those were from his home team "fans".

    The grandaddy of "that escalated quickly" was the 10 cent Beer Night in Cleveland in 1974(?)

    Drunken Indians fans started messing with the Texas rightfielder. Soon, the Texas bullpen, which was also in right field, was joining in (10-15 people) Eventually, a fight broke out.

    The Texas dugout, by third base, had a clear view of that, and 20-odd Rangers, bats in hand ran out to right field ready for blood.

    At that point, the fans in the stands emptied out onto the field. Suddenly the 20 guys with bats didn't feel so badassed.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Abolish_public_education, @Trinity

    Dick Allen was a real piece of work like another Black athlete around about that time, Duane Thomas. Admittedly I actually liked both players, not because they were Black racists but because of their tremendous talent and the courage to stand up for their beliefs. Allen and Thomas would be celebrated today, back then, not so much. So I have a little more tolerance for a Dick Allen, Duane Thomas or a Ali, who actually did grow up in a time where they might have experienced some racism, whereas today, any Black person under the age of 70 has had his ass kissed and been given everything on a silver platter.

    And who can forget Duane Thomas on the Super Bowl, “If it is the ultimate game, how come they are playing it again next year?” Hell, Duane was telling you honkees that football was only a game, and not to take it serious. And Duane was a man of few words, he went in silent mode for awhile, turned his back during the National Anthem long before it was fashionable. haha. How many uniforms did Allen wear? Sheesh, Cardinals, Phillies, Dodgers, White Sox, A’s? This was back in the time when good players played their entire careers for one team and two teams at most. The same with Duane Thomas, he would play a couple years here and a couple years somewhere else. Like Allen, Thomas had tremendous talent and like Allen, both could have put up some tremendous numbers if not for their emotional problems.

  223. @Polistra
    @Nathan

    That's just what I'd expect a racist to say.

    Replies: @newJoestalin

    Here is a news flash for you…..not everyone likes negroes!

  224. @kaganovitch
    @R.G. Camara

    If you believe anything from those fraud companies, I have a bridge to sell you, schlomo.

    But Jack's daughter is Ashkenazi. You think it was a lucky guess?

    Replies: @Jack D

    Not only did they make a lucky guess as to her ethnicity, but they also made lucky guesses as to various people she was related to.

    What was interesting was that the people they identified with lots of overlapping segments were people I already knew to be cousins or descendants of people from my father’s shtetl but at lower levels of overlap it was just a bunch of random (to me) people with Jewish surnames. I wonder if these people are really related to my family at all (at any meaningful level – I don’t mean like 6th cousins) or whether it is just an artifact of the small Jewish gene pool that any 2 Ashkenazis are going to overlap to some extent.

    • Replies: @Paperback Writer
    @Jack D

    Here is what I don't understand about those tests.

    So your daughter took a test and learned (big surprise) that she's Ashkenazi Jewish. She paid $99 bucks to learn what she already knew.

    But... Ashkenazi Jews are a combo of Near Eastern and "local"

    "Altogether, > 80% of Ashkenazi maternal ancestry is European – mostly Italian, but a bit from France and Germany as well." [Note: I believe that later studies show some Slavic genes picked up from subsequent wanderings -- on the maternal side.]

    https://westhunt.wordpress.com/2013/10/08/jewish-moms

    (Cochran supplies link to actual study)

    Do these tests tell you anything about your deep ancestry? Do they give you the names of the clades? Does she know that her mtDNA is from the Balkans or from Rome?

    Replies: @Jack D

  225. @RadicalCenter
    @Paperback Writer

    Guy and his family and friends should boycott MLB, as our family is doing. Hit these arrogant controlling corporate entertainment pricks in the pocketbook and start putting them in their place.

    On a related note: let’s all ask our “representatives” to end baseball’s antitrust exemption.

    Replies: @Paperback Writer

    Guy and his family and friends should boycott MLB, as our family is doing. Hit these arrogant controlling corporate entertainment pricks in the pocketbook and start putting them in their place.

    Well, of course he should but one person boycotting won’t do anything. I’m getting tired of our side saying that. It goes nowhere.

    On a related note: let’s all ask our “representatives” to end baseball’s antitrust exemption.

    This is really the heart of the matter.

    Although I’ll confess: I’ve been hearing this all my life and I don’t really understand what ending the antitrust exemption would actually do. Care to explain?

    I found this but I’d be interested in other perspectives.

    https://www.baseballprospectus.com/news/article/1286/ending-baseballs-antitrust-exemption-what-would-it-mean/

  226. @WJ
    @Jack D

    What in the world is an "atheist" Jew? It's a religion. When Sammy Davis Jr can be a Jew how can it by anything but a religion? There is no DNA that can be positively associated with Jews. Goldie Hahn looks pretty Nordic to me. Shatner? Atheist Jew is like atheist Catholic. Or maybe it's like Jumbo Shrimp.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Elli, @Alden, @Paperback Writer

    What in the world is an “atheist” Jew?

    An atheist Jew is a person whose grandchildren will be Unitarian Mexican-Norwegians, or who won’t have grandchildren at all.

  227. @Jonathan Mason
    @Jack D

    Maybe the liquor store thinks that people who smoke marijuana perform less well on the job.

    They could be smoking marijuana legally on their lunch break, but be under the influence while working.

    Then again it could be that the corporation that owns the liquor stores is a multi-state entity that has operations in States in which it is not legal to smoke marijuana and just wants to keep a level playing field for all its employees.

    When I worked for a prison corporation, new employees all had to pass a drug test, which ruled out a large number of potential applicants. One of the reasons we had a lot of female guards was lack of qualified male applicants.

    I can remember times when a 19 year old female was the officer-in-charge on the night shift.

    Replies: @Jack D

    Here’s my theory: employers know that blacks, esp. young black males, make inferior employees – they are more likely to not show up on time or at all, more likely to steal inventory and cash, more likely to be rude to customers and incapable of offering good service, etc. But not only can’t they just reject them just for being black, they can’t test their IQ and reject them for being dumb, in some places they can no longer check their criminal record, etc. There is a whole list of questions that they are not legally allowed to ask anymore because the answers to such questions are proxies for blackness. The whole thrust of the law is that we force employers to ignore all sorts of highly relevant things and then once you ignore all of those red flags, then blacks are just as good to hire as anyone else.

    BUT, you are still allowed to test for drugs because America’s endless War on Drugs is ALMOST as holy as the War for Equity. So that is what they do, because they can.

    • Replies: @Alden
    @Jack D

    That’s been my theory for a long time. All these strict rules about being exactly on time, monitoring key strokes drug tests sex harassment layers and layers of supervision all arrived soon after affirmative action.

    Document document document is the HR mantra. So when you do fire Shitavious for 2 hour lunches, extremely low productivity, offensive language etc the company is protected against a discrimination law suit. One hopes

  228. @Jack D
    @kaganovitch

    Not only did they make a lucky guess as to her ethnicity, but they also made lucky guesses as to various people she was related to.

    What was interesting was that the people they identified with lots of overlapping segments were people I already knew to be cousins or descendants of people from my father's shtetl but at lower levels of overlap it was just a bunch of random (to me) people with Jewish surnames. I wonder if these people are really related to my family at all (at any meaningful level - I don't mean like 6th cousins) or whether it is just an artifact of the small Jewish gene pool that any 2 Ashkenazis are going to overlap to some extent.

    Replies: @Paperback Writer

    Here is what I don’t understand about those tests.

    So your daughter took a test and learned (big surprise) that she’s Ashkenazi Jewish. She paid \$99 bucks to learn what she already knew.

    But… Ashkenazi Jews are a combo of Near Eastern and “local”

    “Altogether, > 80% of Ashkenazi maternal ancestry is European – mostly Italian, but a bit from France and Germany as well.” [Note: I believe that later studies show some Slavic genes picked up from subsequent wanderings — on the maternal side.]

    https://westhunt.wordpress.com/2013/10/08/jewish-moms

    (Cochran supplies link to actual study)

    Do these tests tell you anything about your deep ancestry? Do they give you the names of the clades? Does she know that her mtDNA is from the Balkans or from Rome?

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Paperback Writer

    No, not at all. That's not how the DNA test companies operate. They are not looking for your deep ancestry. When they say that you are Polish or Greek or whatever, they are not concerned with your percentage of steppe herder ancestry vs. neolithic farmer ancestry. They are just looking to see if the patterns in your DNA match the profile found in other Poles or Greeks or whatever.

    In my daughter's particular case, she took the test because on my wife's side of the family there was a family legend that they had a Sephardic ancestor. This is similar to the way that Americans have family legends (also often false) that they have American Indian (often Cherokee) ancestors - it gives you a little twist of the exotic but was not shameful - at least until recently, "family legend" ancestors were never black, usually Amerindian. American Indians were admired as brave warriors and having a little Indian blood only increased your claim to being rooted in American soil. Likewise, Sephardim were always considered Jewish and it was permissible to marry them (the rabbis of the Syrian Jewish community of Brooklyn, OTOH, forbade their members from marrying Ashkenazim).

    The $99 was well worth it because not only does it tell you who you are related to (and sometimes turns up surprise relatives though no surprises in my daughter's case) but also who you are NOT related to.

    Replies: @Paperback Writer, @kaganovitch

  229. @Faraday's Bobcat
    I don't think they should let this guy off so easily. In the future, there could be a country called Dingastan, and Dinger sounds like it would be a slur for Dingastani. Just in case, this guy should be banned from baseball forever and the Rockies should pledge 50% of all nacho revenue to DLM.

    Replies: @AnotherDad, @VivaLaMigra

    No, actually, people called simply “Dings” would live in a country called ‘Dingastan” just as Afghans live in Afghanistan and Pakis live in Pakistan. The made-up word “Pakistani” was coined because “Paki” was arbitrarily and incorrectly labeled as a “pejorative” term. If you’re from Pakistan, you’re a Paki. End of story.

  230. So, when is an apology to the good fans of Denver going to be issued? When does the owner of the Colorado Rockies get to say: “No, our fans are not racists, not like those mean ol’ Republicans in the Georgia legislature!”,,,, ? When does the Lame Stream Media say: “Sorry, we made a mistake; for all our technical sophistication on these sports broadcasts, the sound of one guy shouting from the Cheap Seats was garbled and in any event, we should have been well aware of the name given to the mascot of the host MLB franchise and done a quick check before condemning an entire city”… ? We all know the answer to that Q: NEVER!

  231. @Jack D
    @Brutusale

    If I was hiring for a liquor store I'd test for alcohol instead - you don't want employees who are tempted to sample the inventory.

    Why would you test your potential employees to see if they have consumed legal drugs? If they are having problems hiring, then it's their own fault. They want to pay someone $12/hr and ALSO control what they do when they get home after work? F that sh*t.

    The vast expansion in immigration has put too much power in the hands of employers. Covid (and the gubmint paying people to stay home) seems to have shifted the balance back a bit and I think that is a welcome development. Humans are not cattle.

    Replies: @JR Ewing, @Jonathan Mason, @Alden

    The marijuana test is probably required by the national chain’s Workmen’s Compensation insurance company. WCom anything and everything to make things as difficult as possible for employer and employee.

    The justification is that weed makes people groggy and they might drop a 25 pound case of liquor smash their foot and somebody else might slip in the puddle.

  232. @Jack D
    @Jonathan Mason

    Here's my theory: employers know that blacks, esp. young black males, make inferior employees - they are more likely to not show up on time or at all, more likely to steal inventory and cash, more likely to be rude to customers and incapable of offering good service, etc. But not only can't they just reject them just for being black, they can't test their IQ and reject them for being dumb, in some places they can no longer check their criminal record, etc. There is a whole list of questions that they are not legally allowed to ask anymore because the answers to such questions are proxies for blackness. The whole thrust of the law is that we force employers to ignore all sorts of highly relevant things and then once you ignore all of those red flags, then blacks are just as good to hire as anyone else.

    BUT, you are still allowed to test for drugs because America's endless War on Drugs is ALMOST as holy as the War for Equity. So that is what they do, because they can.

    Replies: @Alden

    That’s been my theory for a long time. All these strict rules about being exactly on time, monitoring key strokes drug tests sex harassment layers and layers of supervision all arrived soon after affirmative action.

    Document document document is the HR mantra. So when you do fire Shitavious for 2 hour lunches, extremely low productivity, offensive language etc the company is protected against a discrimination law suit. One hopes

  233. @Paperback Writer
    @Jack D

    Here is what I don't understand about those tests.

    So your daughter took a test and learned (big surprise) that she's Ashkenazi Jewish. She paid $99 bucks to learn what she already knew.

    But... Ashkenazi Jews are a combo of Near Eastern and "local"

    "Altogether, > 80% of Ashkenazi maternal ancestry is European – mostly Italian, but a bit from France and Germany as well." [Note: I believe that later studies show some Slavic genes picked up from subsequent wanderings -- on the maternal side.]

    https://westhunt.wordpress.com/2013/10/08/jewish-moms

    (Cochran supplies link to actual study)

    Do these tests tell you anything about your deep ancestry? Do they give you the names of the clades? Does she know that her mtDNA is from the Balkans or from Rome?

    Replies: @Jack D

    No, not at all. That’s not how the DNA test companies operate. They are not looking for your deep ancestry. When they say that you are Polish or Greek or whatever, they are not concerned with your percentage of steppe herder ancestry vs. neolithic farmer ancestry. They are just looking to see if the patterns in your DNA match the profile found in other Poles or Greeks or whatever.

    In my daughter’s particular case, she took the test because on my wife’s side of the family there was a family legend that they had a Sephardic ancestor. This is similar to the way that Americans have family legends (also often false) that they have American Indian (often Cherokee) ancestors – it gives you a little twist of the exotic but was not shameful – at least until recently, “family legend” ancestors were never black, usually Amerindian. American Indians were admired as brave warriors and having a little Indian blood only increased your claim to being rooted in American soil. Likewise, Sephardim were always considered Jewish and it was permissible to marry them (the rabbis of the Syrian Jewish community of Brooklyn, OTOH, forbade their members from marrying Ashkenazim).

    The \$99 was well worth it because not only does it tell you who you are related to (and sometimes turns up surprise relatives though no surprises in my daughter’s case) but also who you are NOT related to.

    • Thanks: Johann Ricke
    • Replies: @Paperback Writer
    @Jack D


    No, not at all. That’s not how the DNA test companies operate. They are not looking for your deep ancestry. When they say that you are Polish or Greek or whatever, they are not concerned with your percentage of steppe herder ancestry vs. neolithic farmer ancestry. They are just looking to see if the patterns in your DNA match the profile found in other Poles or Greeks or whatever.
     
    Okie dokie. That's what I thought. Then thanks Jack - you saved me $99, because the only thing I'm interested in is my deep ancestry. If I wanna look at my ancestors, all I have to do is pull out the old family album (now scanned). FWIW, they are pretty Slavic looking.

    In my daughter’s particular case, she took the test because on my wife’s side of the family there was a family legend that they had a Sephardic ancestor.
     
    If you're Polish, that's not a completely crazy theory. A small number of Sephardim actually did drift up to the Poland protectorate. A true story from my childhood: a close friend of my parents had a tallis from the old country. He showed it to a quite knowledgeable rabbi who asked him, "Who in your family is Sephardic?" No one. The tallit said otherwise - it had been handed down from generation to generation, and had some decorations that indicated Sephardic origin.

    Replies: @Jack D

    , @kaganovitch
    @Jack D

    (the rabbis of the Syrian Jewish community of Brooklyn, OTOH, forbade their members from marrying Ashkenazim).

    Is this actually so? I know it was frowned upon but actually forbidden? Fwiw, one of my friends is a Syrian Halabi married to an Ashkenazi woman.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Paperback Writer

  234. @The Last Real Calvinist
    The Colorado Rockies Major League Baseball Club needs to rename 'Dinger' NOW. What would be a nice woke name for a purple baseball mascot?

    I would be shocked if they don't do so very quickly.

    Replies: @Barnard, @duncsbaby, @Neuday, @Swamp Fox

    They could call him “Dinga” to soften the blow of that insidious word.

    • LOL: AceDeuce
  235. @Jack D
    @Paperback Writer

    No, not at all. That's not how the DNA test companies operate. They are not looking for your deep ancestry. When they say that you are Polish or Greek or whatever, they are not concerned with your percentage of steppe herder ancestry vs. neolithic farmer ancestry. They are just looking to see if the patterns in your DNA match the profile found in other Poles or Greeks or whatever.

    In my daughter's particular case, she took the test because on my wife's side of the family there was a family legend that they had a Sephardic ancestor. This is similar to the way that Americans have family legends (also often false) that they have American Indian (often Cherokee) ancestors - it gives you a little twist of the exotic but was not shameful - at least until recently, "family legend" ancestors were never black, usually Amerindian. American Indians were admired as brave warriors and having a little Indian blood only increased your claim to being rooted in American soil. Likewise, Sephardim were always considered Jewish and it was permissible to marry them (the rabbis of the Syrian Jewish community of Brooklyn, OTOH, forbade their members from marrying Ashkenazim).

    The $99 was well worth it because not only does it tell you who you are related to (and sometimes turns up surprise relatives though no surprises in my daughter's case) but also who you are NOT related to.

    Replies: @Paperback Writer, @kaganovitch

    No, not at all. That’s not how the DNA test companies operate. They are not looking for your deep ancestry. When they say that you are Polish or Greek or whatever, they are not concerned with your percentage of steppe herder ancestry vs. neolithic farmer ancestry. They are just looking to see if the patterns in your DNA match the profile found in other Poles or Greeks or whatever.

    Okie dokie. That’s what I thought. Then thanks Jack – you saved me \$99, because the only thing I’m interested in is my deep ancestry. If I wanna look at my ancestors, all I have to do is pull out the old family album (now scanned). FWIW, they are pretty Slavic looking.

    In my daughter’s particular case, she took the test because on my wife’s side of the family there was a family legend that they had a Sephardic ancestor.

    If you’re Polish, that’s not a completely crazy theory. A small number of Sephardim actually did drift up to the Poland protectorate. A true story from my childhood: a close friend of my parents had a tallis from the old country. He showed it to a quite knowledgeable rabbi who asked him, “Who in your family is Sephardic?” No one. The tallit said otherwise – it had been handed down from generation to generation, and had some decorations that indicated Sephardic origin.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Paperback Writer

    It wasn't clear from the family legend whether the Sephardic match was in Poland or took place in America. My wife's maternal ancestors came somewhat earlier than average. Alone among my daughter's 8 grandparents, she was born in the US.

    Maybe it was just a gift or he got a good deal on a tallis with strange decorations on it. BTW, it is traditional to be buried in your tallis so it's not clear why that one was still above ground unless it was just a souvenir.

    When I got married, the best friend of my late uncle who lived in Israel sent me a tallis as a wedding gift (in E. Europe it was not customary for men to worship wearing a prayer shawl (as distinct from the tallis katan that was worn as an undergarment at all times, which is worn from boyhood) until they were married. American Jews usually wear a tallis (if at all) from the age of 13). It is the traditional large tallis worn by the Orthodox - a gigantic black and white woolen shawl that is usually worn over your head and not the abbreviated American style blue and white satin neck shawl mini-tallis that I received for my bar mitzvah. So maybe some generations from now someone will ask one of my descendants if I lived in Israel or was ultra-Orthodox. Assuming mine doesn't go into the ground with me.

    Replies: @Paperback Writer

  236. @Paperback Writer
    @Jack D


    No, not at all. That’s not how the DNA test companies operate. They are not looking for your deep ancestry. When they say that you are Polish or Greek or whatever, they are not concerned with your percentage of steppe herder ancestry vs. neolithic farmer ancestry. They are just looking to see if the patterns in your DNA match the profile found in other Poles or Greeks or whatever.
     
    Okie dokie. That's what I thought. Then thanks Jack - you saved me $99, because the only thing I'm interested in is my deep ancestry. If I wanna look at my ancestors, all I have to do is pull out the old family album (now scanned). FWIW, they are pretty Slavic looking.

    In my daughter’s particular case, she took the test because on my wife’s side of the family there was a family legend that they had a Sephardic ancestor.
     
    If you're Polish, that's not a completely crazy theory. A small number of Sephardim actually did drift up to the Poland protectorate. A true story from my childhood: a close friend of my parents had a tallis from the old country. He showed it to a quite knowledgeable rabbi who asked him, "Who in your family is Sephardic?" No one. The tallit said otherwise - it had been handed down from generation to generation, and had some decorations that indicated Sephardic origin.

    Replies: @Jack D

    It wasn’t clear from the family legend whether the Sephardic match was in Poland or took place in America. My wife’s maternal ancestors came somewhat earlier than average. Alone among my daughter’s 8 grandparents, she was born in the US.

    Maybe it was just a gift or he got a good deal on a tallis with strange decorations on it. BTW, it is traditional to be buried in your tallis so it’s not clear why that one was still above ground unless it was just a souvenir.

    When I got married, the best friend of my late uncle who lived in Israel sent me a tallis as a wedding gift (in E. Europe it was not customary for men to worship wearing a prayer shawl (as distinct from the tallis katan that was worn as an undergarment at all times, which is worn from boyhood) until they were married. American Jews usually wear a tallis (if at all) from the age of 13). It is the traditional large tallis worn by the Orthodox – a gigantic black and white woolen shawl that is usually worn over your head and not the abbreviated American style blue and white satin neck shawl mini-tallis that I received for my bar mitzvah. So maybe some generations from now someone will ask one of my descendants if I lived in Israel or was ultra-Orthodox. Assuming mine doesn’t go into the ground with me.

    • Replies: @Paperback Writer
    @Jack D


    BTW, it is traditional to be buried in your tallis so it’s not clear why that one was still above ground unless it was just a souvenir.
     
    It's possible for a family to have more than one tallis. Like you can have more than one suit.

    Replies: @kaganovitch

  237. @mc23
    Wait till the Rockies have an Irish Heritage Celebration and they blast "Come Out, Ye Black and Tans" over the speakers.

    Well, we can always hope.

    Replies: @Paul Jolliffe

    “Come Out, Ye Black and Tans”

    One of my favorite beers!

    https://www.craftbeering.com/black-and-tan-beer/

  238. @Jack D
    @Paperback Writer

    No, not at all. That's not how the DNA test companies operate. They are not looking for your deep ancestry. When they say that you are Polish or Greek or whatever, they are not concerned with your percentage of steppe herder ancestry vs. neolithic farmer ancestry. They are just looking to see if the patterns in your DNA match the profile found in other Poles or Greeks or whatever.

    In my daughter's particular case, she took the test because on my wife's side of the family there was a family legend that they had a Sephardic ancestor. This is similar to the way that Americans have family legends (also often false) that they have American Indian (often Cherokee) ancestors - it gives you a little twist of the exotic but was not shameful - at least until recently, "family legend" ancestors were never black, usually Amerindian. American Indians were admired as brave warriors and having a little Indian blood only increased your claim to being rooted in American soil. Likewise, Sephardim were always considered Jewish and it was permissible to marry them (the rabbis of the Syrian Jewish community of Brooklyn, OTOH, forbade their members from marrying Ashkenazim).

    The $99 was well worth it because not only does it tell you who you are related to (and sometimes turns up surprise relatives though no surprises in my daughter's case) but also who you are NOT related to.

    Replies: @Paperback Writer, @kaganovitch

    (the rabbis of the Syrian Jewish community of Brooklyn, OTOH, forbade their members from marrying Ashkenazim).

    Is this actually so? I know it was frowned upon but actually forbidden? Fwiw, one of my friends is a Syrian Halabi married to an Ashkenazi woman.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @kaganovitch

    https://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/14/magazine/14syrians-t.html

    I have no personal knowledge - all I know is from this source. I don't know if anything has changed since 2007.

    Why don't you ask your friend? I used to have some acquaintances who were Syrian Jews but I've lost touch over the years.

    Replies: @kaganovitch

    , @Paperback Writer
    @kaganovitch

    I think it's more of a custom than an edict. Back in the day the Syrians simply didn't socialize with anyone outside of their community. But in the 70s this began to change - I knew two Syrian girls in college. That's not a lot but was an indicator of things to come. When kids start leaving home to go to college anything happens, as you know - including marrying Ashkenazim, with their awful food!

  239. @Desiderius
    @The Griffins

    How much you like to wager there big guy? I could use a few grand easy.

    This country has done periodic immigration pauses throughout our history. What repatriation we've done has been a disaster (i.e. Liberia). The people in my neighborhood have been here as long as anybody. They're a world apart from the new people being imported by those who selected Biden for that purpose.

    Replies: @The Griffins, @William Badwhite

    Settle down, Des. I have no doubt whatsoever that there’s a couple of “nice black ladies” in your neighborhood, just like ol’ Dave and Cuckvinus. It’s just that I doubt you and your family have ever had the full on black majority experience. People who have, you see, have no problem whatsoever calling a Spade, a Spade. ( no pun intended ).

    Believe me, violent crime is just the tip of the iceberg as far as black dysfunction goes. Hopefully you and your kind will get to experience the whole enchilada someday soon.

    BTW, I couldn’t care less “how long they’ve been here”, just as they obviously feel the same about my ancestors. It’s how they decide to act, day in, day out that concerns me. At this point in our history the majority of them desire to act like violent, loud, lazy, entitled, arrogant savages. They should be treated as such until such time that they change their behavior.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @The Griffins

    No.

    You're mistaken about a great deal. When things don't work out for you as you'd hoped please revisit that statement and reassess. We can use all the help we can get and there's no dishonor is adjusting one's approach when the prior one hasn't borne fruit. Until then all the best.

    Replies: @The Griffins

  240. @Alden
    @Jack D

    I actually read his book. It’s still around somewhere in a carton or shelf. The shocking thing about the dance. It wasn’t teenagers. It was the Mr and Mrs Club. A married couples only club. He never went to a teen or Singles dance or event. He went reluctantly. To observe the American way of life As an anthropologist.

    As I remember, he didn’t say anything about American women’s bare heads , little hats that exposed the hair and knee length skirts, short sleeves and most horrible in Muslim eyes; belts and fitted bodices that showed the difference between bust and waist.

    It was in the 1950s when women in Muslim countries weren’t as shrouded as they are now.

    What appalled him most was the pastor was the host and in charge of the record player. And music other than war drums is was sinful in his eyes.

    Not a word about women’s immodest non Islamic clothes as I remember. He accepted that as the custom of the country. But a married couple touching each other except to make a baby that really upset him. I don’t think he realized it was the custom at dances to dance with other partners than spouse or date. Probably would have had a stroke if he’d known.

    Islam rape of an infidel woman is fine. Sex with 9 year old girls is fine. But married couples dancing with each other is just too too sinful . He’d probably approve of today’s style of dancing, no touching. . .

    That was the era when most of the Christian churches has all sorts of social activities for all age groups. One of the Protestant churches in my neighborhood even had ski weekends. Maybe it still does.

    The town, Greeley was founded by one of the Protestant churches in reaction to the rough drunken pioneer culture of Colorado. Or what the church members considered the rough pioneer culture. Total prohibition of alcohol. Movie censorship no sex before marriage good manners church every Sunday and social life within the church. a refuge for prim and proper Christians.

    Sounds like an ideal place to raise a family.

    The church dance chapter is hilarious. Could be part of an Evelyn Waugh or Chris Buckley novel. .

    Replies: @anon

    I actually read his book.

    Which one? His 30-volume commentary on the Koran, or some other book? When did you learn to read Arabic?

  241. @kaganovitch
    @Jack D

    (the rabbis of the Syrian Jewish community of Brooklyn, OTOH, forbade their members from marrying Ashkenazim).

    Is this actually so? I know it was frowned upon but actually forbidden? Fwiw, one of my friends is a Syrian Halabi married to an Ashkenazi woman.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Paperback Writer

    https://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/14/magazine/14syrians-t.html

    I have no personal knowledge – all I know is from this source. I don’t know if anything has changed since 2007.

    Why don’t you ask your friend? I used to have some acquaintances who were Syrian Jews but I’ve lost touch over the years.

    • Replies: @kaganovitch
    @Jack D

    I read the article and there is no mention of an edict forbidding marrying Ashkenazim, only forbidding marrying converts.

  242. @Desiderius
    @The Griffins

    How much you like to wager there big guy? I could use a few grand easy.

    This country has done periodic immigration pauses throughout our history. What repatriation we've done has been a disaster (i.e. Liberia). The people in my neighborhood have been here as long as anybody. They're a world apart from the new people being imported by those who selected Biden for that purpose.

    Replies: @The Griffins, @William Badwhite

    What repatriation we’ve done has been a disaster (i.e. Liberia).

    There was nothing disastrous about the repatriation to Liberia other than low participation rates.

  243. @Jack D
    @Paperback Writer

    It wasn't clear from the family legend whether the Sephardic match was in Poland or took place in America. My wife's maternal ancestors came somewhat earlier than average. Alone among my daughter's 8 grandparents, she was born in the US.

    Maybe it was just a gift or he got a good deal on a tallis with strange decorations on it. BTW, it is traditional to be buried in your tallis so it's not clear why that one was still above ground unless it was just a souvenir.

    When I got married, the best friend of my late uncle who lived in Israel sent me a tallis as a wedding gift (in E. Europe it was not customary for men to worship wearing a prayer shawl (as distinct from the tallis katan that was worn as an undergarment at all times, which is worn from boyhood) until they were married. American Jews usually wear a tallis (if at all) from the age of 13). It is the traditional large tallis worn by the Orthodox - a gigantic black and white woolen shawl that is usually worn over your head and not the abbreviated American style blue and white satin neck shawl mini-tallis that I received for my bar mitzvah. So maybe some generations from now someone will ask one of my descendants if I lived in Israel or was ultra-Orthodox. Assuming mine doesn't go into the ground with me.

    Replies: @Paperback Writer

    BTW, it is traditional to be buried in your tallis so it’s not clear why that one was still above ground unless it was just a souvenir.

    It’s possible for a family to have more than one tallis. Like you can have more than one suit.

    • Replies: @kaganovitch
    @Paperback Writer

    It’s possible for a family to have more than one tallis. Like you can have more than one suit.

    Not only possible but ubiquitous. Almost every married man in our prosperous era has at least two. One for weekday use, one for the Sabbath. Many have several, Summer weight and Winter weight etc.

    Replies: @Paperback Writer

  244. @RadicalCenter
    @Alden

    I don’t know a single white person born and raised in the USA who identifies as Irish, Polish, German, Italian, Greek, whatever INSTEAD OF American. I am proud of my European genetic and civilizational heritage and they are also a central element of our country’s founding, improvement, expansion, and culture.

    One of the usa’s greatest assets was our developing pan-European people and culture. We have a hybrid vigor, literally (genetically) and in terms of the diverse but broadly compatible sets of character ic personality / temperament, talents, interests, and style, and their various ways of living our generally common mores and values.

    Replies: @Alden

    Move to any north east or midwestern city and suburbs. Plenty of people identify as whatever part of Europe gr gr grandparents came from.

    Some of the suburbs are interesting. It’s like a European village moved to a big American city in the 1890s. And 3 generations stayed there. Then along came black crime and school bussing. Then the European villagers moved to suburbs with their fellow ethnics.

    • Agree: AceDeuce
  245. @The Griffins
    @Desiderius

    Settle down, Des. I have no doubt whatsoever that there's a couple of "nice black ladies" in your neighborhood, just like ol' Dave and Cuckvinus. It's just that I doubt you and your family have ever had the full on black majority experience. People who have, you see, have no problem whatsoever calling a Spade, a Spade. ( no pun intended ).

    Believe me, violent crime is just the tip of the iceberg as far as black dysfunction goes. Hopefully you and your kind will get to experience the whole enchilada someday soon.

    BTW, I couldn't care less "how long they've been here", just as they obviously feel the same about my ancestors. It's how they decide to act, day in, day out that concerns me. At this point in our history the majority of them desire to act like violent, loud, lazy, entitled, arrogant savages. They should be treated as such until such time that they change their behavior.

    Replies: @Desiderius

    No.

    You’re mistaken about a great deal. When things don’t work out for you as you’d hoped please revisit that statement and reassess. We can use all the help we can get and there’s no dishonor is adjusting one’s approach when the prior one hasn’t borne fruit. Until then all the best.

    • Replies: @The Griffins
    @Desiderius

    Yes.

    I have some family members who are as fucked up as you...lol

    Your kind and your children deserve what's coming,

  246. @Desiderius
    @The Griffins

    No.

    You're mistaken about a great deal. When things don't work out for you as you'd hoped please revisit that statement and reassess. We can use all the help we can get and there's no dishonor is adjusting one's approach when the prior one hasn't borne fruit. Until then all the best.

    Replies: @The Griffins

    Yes.

    I have some family members who are as fucked up as you…lol

    Your kind and your children deserve what’s coming,

  247. Doesn’t everybody know that shouting “Dinger!” in a ball park is like yelling “Fire!” in a crowded theater?

  248. @Paperback Writer
    @Jack D


    BTW, it is traditional to be buried in your tallis so it’s not clear why that one was still above ground unless it was just a souvenir.
     
    It's possible for a family to have more than one tallis. Like you can have more than one suit.

    Replies: @kaganovitch

    It’s possible for a family to have more than one tallis. Like you can have more than one suit.

    Not only possible but ubiquitous. Almost every married man in our prosperous era has at least two. One for weekday use, one for the Sabbath. Many have several, Summer weight and Winter weight etc.

    • Replies: @Paperback Writer
    @kaganovitch

    Especially a treasured family heirloom.

    Here's an interesting article about Sephardim in Poland. Apparently not so unusual.

    https://esefarad.com/?p=84555

  249. @Jack D
    @kaganovitch

    https://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/14/magazine/14syrians-t.html

    I have no personal knowledge - all I know is from this source. I don't know if anything has changed since 2007.

    Why don't you ask your friend? I used to have some acquaintances who were Syrian Jews but I've lost touch over the years.

    Replies: @kaganovitch

    I read the article and there is no mention of an edict forbidding marrying Ashkenazim, only forbidding marrying converts.

  250. @kaganovitch
    @Paperback Writer

    It’s possible for a family to have more than one tallis. Like you can have more than one suit.

    Not only possible but ubiquitous. Almost every married man in our prosperous era has at least two. One for weekday use, one for the Sabbath. Many have several, Summer weight and Winter weight etc.

    Replies: @Paperback Writer

    Especially a treasured family heirloom.

    Here’s an interesting article about Sephardim in Poland. Apparently not so unusual.

    https://esefarad.com/?p=84555

  251. @kaganovitch
    @Jack D

    (the rabbis of the Syrian Jewish community of Brooklyn, OTOH, forbade their members from marrying Ashkenazim).

    Is this actually so? I know it was frowned upon but actually forbidden? Fwiw, one of my friends is a Syrian Halabi married to an Ashkenazi woman.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Paperback Writer

    I think it’s more of a custom than an edict. Back in the day the Syrians simply didn’t socialize with anyone outside of their community. But in the 70s this began to change – I knew two Syrian girls in college. That’s not a lot but was an indicator of things to come. When kids start leaving home to go to college anything happens, as you know – including marrying Ashkenazim, with their awful food!

  252. @usNthem
    @Dave Pinsen

    Yep, any allegation of “racism” directed at a White person, no matter how specious, is automatically treated as fact, regardless. Guilty until proven innocent, and good luck with that.

    Replies: @Corvinus

    Likewise, anytime a white person makes their own decisions about race and culture, and they are automatically labeled “anti-white” by certain segments of our society.

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