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From CNN:

Tucker Carlson’s show has been hit by an advertiser boycott, and it’s having a visible effect
By Oliver Darcy, CNN Business

Updated 3:11 PM ET, Thu December 20, 2018

New York (CNN Business)The advertiser boycott spearheaded by liberal organizations of Fox News host Tucker Carlson is starting to have a visible effect.

Carlson’s show, “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” was down from the normal five commercial breaks to four on Wednesday night — a clear sign the pressure campaign spearheaded by liberal activists is having its intended result.
In those four breaks, there were approximately 20 regular commercials, plus six advertisements for other Fox content. In the week before the boycott, Carlson’s program averaged 36 advertisements per show, not including commercials for Fox content, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Carlson prompted a backlash last week when he said on his show that mass immigration “makes our country poorer, and dirtier, and more divided.” He defended his comments in a segment earlier this week, showing images of trash at the US-Mexico border and arguing border crossers leave behind large amounts of “garbage and waste” as they make their way inside the country.

On Wednesday night’s show, Alan Dershowitz, the retired Harvard law professor who regularly appears as a guest on Fox News and other cable networks, confronted Carlson for his rhetoric during an unrelated segment on the latest developments about fired National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

Dershowitz said he disliked advertiser boycotts, but that he felt “compelled” to tell Carlson that he disagreed with his comments and wish he “hadn’t used that language.”

Carlson pushed back against Dershowitz’s characterization of his comments, saying he is “pro-people” and “would never describe people as inherently dirty.”

Some people are too sacred to criticize, such as mentioning that illegal aliens tend to leave a lot of litter around.

The funny thing is that littering is very much socially constructed and with enough nurture, the propensity to litter can be socially engineered for the better. For example, the Don’t Mess with Texas campaign launched in 1984

seems to have been quite successful in getting male Texans to not throw beer cans out the windows of their pickups.

But illegal aliens are now so sacrosanct that their flaws, such as littering, are above reproach and anybody who does mention this tendency of theirs deserves deplatforming.

The Washington Post explains more:

Tucker Carlson accuses critics of ‘mischaracterizing’ his attack on immigrants. Uh, no.
By Erik Wemple, Media critic December 20 at 12:50 PM

Tucker Carlson appears committed to handing his advertisers cause to pull out of his Fox News program. A week ago, Carlson said that immigration makes the United States “dirtier,” not to mention poorer and more divided. The next day, Pacific Life, whose advertisement ran after the “dirtier” segment, announced it wouldn’t be advertising on the program pending a reevaluation.

On Monday, Carlson recommitted to the dirt narrative, citing trash left by immigrants near the southern border. Such insistence helped to intensify the campaign against him. At this point, about 20 companies have announced their withdrawal from advertising on “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” a list that includes TD Ameritrade, Jaguar Land Rover, Pfizer and Samsung.

Then came last night. Legal eminence Alan M. Dershowitz surfaced on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” …

Dershowitz, as it turned out, had more pressing matters to address: “No, not at all. And I’ll get to that in a second. But Tucker, I just want to make one point. I hope you don’t mind me making it. … I hate boycotts and attempts — I hope — I hate boycotts and attempts to censor free speech. I’m in favor of complete dialogue. But as such, I feel compelled to tell you I do respect [but] disagree with the way you categorize mass immigration. That’s all. I just want to say that,” said Dershowitz.

After some idle chatter about the importance of speaking your mind, Dershowitz dug in a bit deeper: “I wish you hadn’t used that language. Language like that was used to describe my grandparents and great-grandparents and probably some of yours. So let’s move on,” said Dershowitz.

Ellis Island ancestor worship.

If I could try to reproduce Prof. Dershowitz’s chain of logic, it appear to go something like this: “Your ancestors were idiots to let my ancestors in. This is obvious to me because you used to be on top and now we’re on top. You won’t see my friend Bibi making that mistake in his country. So we feel that any criticism of new immigrants to America — especially empirically valid criticism, like pointing out that illegal aliens litter a lot — is more or less criticism of our great-grandparents. Sure, you thought you were criticizing Latinos for their littering in the present, but nobody cares about Latinos. In contrast, we really care about our great-grandparents. So, we feel like you might be implicitly criticizing our great-grandparents, or suggesting that maybe it wasn’t such a good idea to let them in, and, even if you aren’t, we now have so much power that we can punish you for any ridiculously paranoid triple bankshot logic we feel like. Granted, you don’t actually realize how stupid it was of your ancestors to let my ancestors in, but that’s why you aren’t on top anymore. We always thinks like that, and thinking like that helped us get on top and it will probably help us stay on top, so we’re going to keep kicking you around for reasons that your people are probably too dumb to ever understand. And even if you do notice it, what are you going to do: Mention it? I don’t think so.”

At which point, Carlson proceeded to rearrange very recent history. He rewound to his Dec. 13 show and tried to add favorable context: “That was in the context of a conversation with an elected official in Tijuana about the filth … of his city and he was complaining about how dirty it had become, which was a byproduct of the policy decisions pushed by the American left and I noted …. There’s a lesson there perhaps for us. So I’m not — and I would never describe people as inherently dirty. I don’t think that they are. I’m pro-people. That’s one of the reasons I’m against abortion, strongly,” Carlson protested.

Dershowitz thanked him for clarifying. “I think it was clear and I think that the people who are mischaracterizing it are always welcome on the show to talk it through and to hear my side and I will hear their side because, again, this is one of the last forums in America for open conversation,” said Carlson.

Mischaracterizing? We ask because the Carlson comments from Dec. 13 weren’t terribly complex or context-dependent. Here’s the transcript from the very top of the show:

TUCKER CARLSON- HOST: Good evening and welcome to TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT. Here’s a funny thing that we noticed the other day. People debate all the time about mass immigration. What you never hear anybody do is make the economic case for mass immigration. And here’s why.

Our country’s economy is becoming more automated and tech-centered by the day, it’s obvious that we need more scientists and skilled engineers. But that’s not what we’re getting. Instead, we’re getting waves of people with high school educations or less. Nice people, no one doubts that. But as an economic matter, this is insane.

It’s indefensible so nobody even tries to defend it. Instead, our leaders demand that you shut up and accept this. We have a moral obligation to admit the world’s poor, they tell us, even if it makes our own country poor and dirtier and more divided.

The part about dirt squared with comments that Carlson had made in August: “I actually hate litter, which is one of the reasons I’m so against illegal immigration. Produces a huge amount of litter … and I mean that with all sincerity.”

Give this much to Carlson: He’s not prone to double-talk or equivocations. He speaks — and writes — with concision and strong, active verbs. It’s a style that leaves little room for mischaracterization. And that’s one of the reasons advertisers are deciding not to associate with his program.

So that proves it: Tucker Carlson is criticizing LITTERING, which is, as of this week, America’s Most Sacred Value.

 
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  1. Who are his existing advertisers, so I know who to buy more stuff from?

    • Agree: Mr McKenna
    • Replies: @Prodigal son
    @Spud Boy

    We need to boycott the firms which boycott tucker. Who are they ?

    , @istevefan
    @Spud Boy


    Who are his existing advertisers, so I know who to buy more stuff from?
     
    I am actually in the process of transferring my brokerage account to another firm. It's pain in the butt to do. But when I saw they pulled their ads from Tucker's show, I had to make a stand. It will take a couple of weeks or so to complete the process. It's weird because this is the only trading platform I've used, and it really is a good system. It might be the highest rated online broker interface. My guess is my new broker will not have as feature-rich of a system. But in today's environment I just couldn't stand back any longer.

    Replies: @ben tillman, @Charles Erwin Wilson, @Known Fact, @Janus, @RonaldB

    , @AnotherDad
    @Spud Boy


    Who are his existing advertisers, so I know who to buy more stuff from?
     
    Part of a larger agenda of "separation", but "the right", "conservatives", "traditionalists", "nationalists" need to
    a) start enforcing their own litmus tests--people who piss on us do not get our business, people who support us get our business
    and
    b) have our own alternative platforms, media. We need our RightFlix that isn't 24-7 miscegenation porn and evil whitey.

    There's actually more market power with the right, because they are mostly productive middle class white people. But it's untapped. And the corporations are fully of evil SJW BA degreed public relations girls telling the bosses to react to all SJW shrieking. The message needs to get out that listening to those people costs your bottom line.
  2. How stupid are these people? The “boycotters” already said that they weren’t really boycotting (ads are being moved to less popular shows, not dropped). The effect (which, unlike immigrant litter, is visible) is not less advertising or revenue, it’s more Tucker. Tucker’s the strongest draw and biggest brand, they’re not ditching him for an un-boycott that effectively helps Fox’s weaker products. Who is reading this and thinking that Tucker (whose home was recently attacked) will think of backing down?
    ———
    SYRIA: WITHDRAWING
    WALL: FUNDED
    AFGHANISTAN: WITHDRAWING
    It’s so much winning I have to sit down and focus on a fixed point.
    https://postimg.cc/bsDZhrPn

    • Replies: @Jack Hanson
    @J.Ross

    Its kind of insane how 72 hours later and Trump went from Twitter whining, jumped over negotiations and just started killing hostages to prove he was done playing around.

    Replies: @Hail

  3. Filthy RethugliKKKlans have used redistricting, voter suppression and racism to obtain illegitimate power in this country for decades. Thank God for demographics! Soon you’ll be the ones on the receiving end, you ku klux klanners! Gonna getcha!

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Nick


    Gonna getcha!
     
    Gonna kvetcha.
    , @WowJustWow
    @Nick

    Is it just me, or did the term "Rethuglican" start to gain in popularity at the same time it was decided that "thug" is just a thinly veiled racist slur against blacks?

    Replies: @WowJustWow

    , @Alfa158
    @Nick

    Is that you, Duck?

    , @TTSSYF
    @Nick

    Another one for the "Ignore" list, especially after perusing the website.

  4. Tucker woulda been in the clear if he’d said “littered” instead of “dirtier”. I know it’s bs but that’s the reality.

    Good ol’ Dersh, American liberalism has left him behind with very little to like but he has to hang on to a few last sentimental threads. Out of respect for the dead or something. He upbraided Laura Ingraham exactly like that, also over immigration.

    I’m sure that in his heart Dersh can tell the difference between Honduran gangbangers and Albert Einstein, or between the different effects German Jews and Dominicans had on New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood. And that a brown America is not at all good for the Jews.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @International Jew

    That was the reality years ago; now they can just conflate the "safe" and "unsafe" terms and call it dog-whistling.
    We either stand up to this idea of magic words (like the Germans in the recent Twitter campaign) or we end up like Gavin, punished for having tried to do everything right.

    , @Mr McKenna
    @International Jew


    Tucker woulda been in the clear if he’d said “littered” instead of “dirtier”. I know it’s bs but that’s the reality.
     
    Words do not exist in the language which could possibly overstate the degree to which Africans and Latinos litter the landscape here in America. But can you really blame them? They're just trying to feel more at home.
    , @Alec Leamas
    @International Jew


    Tucker woulda been in the clear if he’d said “littered” instead of “dirtier”. I know it’s bs but that’s the reality.
     
    I think this is a bit of a pollyanna view.

    Tucker's tormentors had been laying in wait to launch this campaign with their Press allies. The content of his speech didn't really matter - whichever convenient excuse they could use would be the impetus for the advertiser boycott.
    , @SMK
    @International Jew

    Because Tucker and Laure and most whites had immigrant ancestors who moved legally to the U.S., they're morally behooved to not only support but cheer an invasion of tens of millions of legal and illegal aliens fro the Third-World that will soon transform the U.S. into a nonwhite-majority hell-hole and dystopia ruled by blacks and browns and guilt-ridden and self-hating but virtuous and morally superior white leftist totalitarians.

    White gentiles who support this invasion are driven by guilt and masochism and self-loathing, alleviated by and combined with a sense of virtue and moral superiority over "the basket of deplorables,"all the "irredeemables," the "racists" and "nativists" and "xenophobes" and Iislamophobes," even "Nazis" and "fascists," who voted for Trump. Jews such a Dershowitz, in contrast, are motivated by ignorance and sentimentality. Dershowitz was teary-eyes as he chastised Tucker.

    And both gentile and Jewish leftists and liberals are motivated by fanatical and totalitarian "anti-racism, which is now a quasi-religion whose dogmas are sacrosanct and cannot be opposed or criticized or questioned without increasingly harsher punishments, imminently by "hate speech" laws.

  5. For example, the Don’t Mess with Texas campaign launched in 1984 seems to have been quite successful in getting male Texans to not throw beer cans out the windows of their pickups.

    Because it didn’t preach down. Instead, it recruited respected he-man personalities, all local, to remind the young men who looked up to them (and were a prime littering demographic) that throwing trash on highways was bad manners. And manners are important there.

    Now, if somebody would do that about street spitting…

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    @Reg Cæsar


    Now, if somebody would do that about street spitting…
     
    That is indeed a disgusting practice, that should be stamped out. Nothing like stepping in somebody's loogie, or having to scan the ground like a mine field to avoid same. Especially when the loogie is a yellow-green lung-oyster.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Achmed E. Newman

    , @newrouter
    @Reg Cæsar

    Illegal immigration is a "Public Health Hazard"

    , @CrunchybutRealistCon
    @Reg Cæsar

    The littering problem associated with Illegal Aliens was well characterised by Victor Davis Hanson in his "Mexifornia" book. It gives details, which I'd concur on, of how Illegals dump stuff like old mattresses, bags of trash, junk furniture out of the backs of pickup trucks onto the sides of remote dirt roads in rural California.
    This shouldn't be surprising as Hispanic litter habits in MX & Central America are appalling. Like a frickin plastic & junk food packaging apocalypse.

    Replies: @Forbes, @Jim Don Bob, @ThreeCranes

    , @Inquiring Mind
    @Reg Cæsar

    Walking on a college campus in the City of Ulyanov (formerly the People's Republic of Madison, but I was told on iSteve that they changed the name because James Madison held fellow humans in bondage), a visitor needs to dodge a minefield of sidewalk spittle, and it is worse in winter when it freezes.

    And the population is largely white-ethnic, with only token representation from the peripheral democratic republics, although there is a substantial contingent of our socialist brethren from China who are nicotine-users.

    As a child, I never knew what the prohibition against spitting was about, but since then I learned that oral tobacco products stimulate copious saliva production. I guess cigarettes were once regarded as a "cleaner" mode of tobacco use, but chewing tobacco, snuff, or whatever other oral product enjoys a tremendous resurgence among the current members of the Komsomol, which I guess is the socialist counterpart to 4-H?

    I suppose the youth of the racial stock of the Rodina does not take pride in their surroundings? This is truly sad.

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob

  6. @Nick
    Filthy RethugliKKKlans have used redistricting, voter suppression and racism to obtain illegitimate power in this country for decades. Thank God for demographics! Soon you'll be the ones on the receiving end, you ku klux klanners! Gonna getcha!

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @WowJustWow, @Alfa158, @TTSSYF

    Gonna getcha!

    Gonna kvetcha.

    • LOL: Svigor
  7. This is corporate America enforcing its open borders agenda. You can say what you want, but if they can they’ll use their financial power to ensure you won’t get a platform on MSM.

    • Replies: @Svigor
    @Rob McX

    It'll be interesting to see how this plays out. Opinions are like a-holes, but my take is that you don't get as woke as Tucker and then back down. You have to be PISSED to be that woke (and conversely, being that woke = PISSED). He may tone down in some ways, but if he does, he'll find ways to dial it up in others. Because when you're woke and PISSED, you don't take oppression well; you find way to double down, stick a thumb in your enemy's eye.

    In other words, this is going to anger him and he's going to up the uppity white thing.

    Replies: @RonaldB

  8. Bolsonaroland calling, they say they heard you guys were winning and they would like to be winning too?
    Brasilanon said:
    https://www.otempo.com.br/capa/pol%C3%ADtica/deputado-quer-exame-para-detectar-consumo-de-drogas-em-universidades-1.2082388

    >Congressman wants drug exams to detect substance abuse on federal colleges

    Is this a good way to get rid of commies?

    >This was something that users of /pol/ started right here, we pushed this [idea] to the normies, and it got 60k signatures, and now it’s really happening

    https://www12.senado.leg.br/ecidadania/visualizacaoideia?id=110312

    Brazilian college students have a high representation of leftism and casual drug use. Making them prove they’re clean is genius.
    Imagine if we did something like this here?

    • Replies: @stillCARealist
    @J.Ross

    I have to admit. I've never known a right-wing pot smoker. It's beer for them all the way down.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @J.Ross, @Colin Wright, @snorlax

  9. @Spud Boy
    Who are his existing advertisers, so I know who to buy more stuff from?

    Replies: @Prodigal son, @istevefan, @AnotherDad

    We need to boycott the firms which boycott tucker. Who are they ?

  10. @International Jew
    Tucker woulda been in the clear if he'd said "littered" instead of "dirtier". I know it's bs but that's the reality.

    Good ol' Dersh, American liberalism has left him behind with very little to like but he has to hang on to a few last sentimental threads. Out of respect for the dead or something. He upbraided Laura Ingraham exactly like that, also over immigration.

    I'm sure that in his heart Dersh can tell the difference between Honduran gangbangers and Albert Einstein, or between the different effects German Jews and Dominicans had on New York's Washington Heights neighborhood. And that a brown America is not at all good for the Jews.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Mr McKenna, @Alec Leamas, @SMK

    That was the reality years ago; now they can just conflate the “safe” and “unsafe” terms and call it dog-whistling.
    We either stand up to this idea of magic words (like the Germans in the recent Twitter campaign) or we end up like Gavin, punished for having tried to do everything right.

  11. My heritage-American father grew up in a nice NYC suburb in the Mad Men era.

    He immediately called bullshit on the scene where Don and Betty shake out a picnic blanket and throw litter across a nice park.

    • Replies: @AnotherDad
    @anonymous


    He immediately called bullshit on the scene where Don and Betty shake out a picnic blanket and throw litter across a nice park.
     
    That scene was rankled me too. Absolute nonsense.

    It jerked me out of the suspension of disbelief into thinking about how the writers were related to Sabrina Rubin Erdely.

    Replies: @Almost Missouri, @snorlax, @snorlax

    , @Deckin
    @anonymous

    Like many here I also grew up in the Mad Men era; while the wholesale park dump was rarely seen, wrappers, cans, and anything smallish out a car window was definitely done-in the Bay Area! Iron Eyes Cody changed a lot of that, hard as that may be to believe.

  12. @Reg Cæsar

    For example, the Don’t Mess with Texas campaign launched in 1984 seems to have been quite successful in getting male Texans to not throw beer cans out the windows of their pickups.
     
    Because it didn't preach down. Instead, it recruited respected he-man personalities, all local, to remind the young men who looked up to them (and were a prime littering demographic) that throwing trash on highways was bad manners. And manners are important there.

    Now, if somebody would do that about street spitting...

    https://p1.liveauctioneers.com/5647/108961/55892782_1_x.jpg?version=1&width=512&format=pjpg&auto=webp&quality=50

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @newrouter, @CrunchybutRealistCon, @Inquiring Mind

    Now, if somebody would do that about street spitting…

    That is indeed a disgusting practice, that should be stamped out. Nothing like stepping in somebody’s loogie, or having to scan the ground like a mine field to avoid same. Especially when the loogie is a yellow-green lung-oyster.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Mr. Anon

    I guess the decline of smoking makes spitting generally less common than in the past?

    , @Achmed E. Newman
    @Mr. Anon

    Avoid China in your travels.

    Achmed E. Newman, travel agent. No charge this time.

    Replies: @Hail

  13. Ignorant racism from dumb white guys is not just unspeakable… it’s illegal.

    Enjoy your hate speech from prison. Don’t drop the soap or else Bubba’s gonna get ya.

    • Replies: @TTSSYF
    @Tiny Duck.

    If it walks like a Tiny Duck and talks like a Tiny Duck, then it's a Tiny Duck, even if it renames itself "Tiny Duck."

    , @Alfa158
    @Tiny Duck.

    Wait, I thought we ARE Bubba!?

  14. Natural selection at work: mother forces daughter (with different surname) to crawl under train. Oops… “BNSF” apparently stands for “bitches no-one should f***”.

    Mom booked in death of daughter, 8, killed by Fresno train

    Neighbors say a fence is long overdue. But build an eight-foot railroad fence, and I’ll show you a nine-foot stepladder.

  15. @Nick
    Filthy RethugliKKKlans have used redistricting, voter suppression and racism to obtain illegitimate power in this country for decades. Thank God for demographics! Soon you'll be the ones on the receiving end, you ku klux klanners! Gonna getcha!

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @WowJustWow, @Alfa158, @TTSSYF

    Is it just me, or did the term “Rethuglican” start to gain in popularity at the same time it was decided that “thug” is just a thinly veiled racist slur against blacks?

    • Replies: @WowJustWow
    @WowJustWow

    Found a reference in the iSteve archives: https://www.unz.com/isteve/the-t-word/

    As I thought. Just before Trump became the clear frontrunner and absorbed all the ire the left had to spare, "Rethuglican" was the standard epithet people used to reply to political articles shared on FB for virtue-signalling purposes.

  16. There is wonder-working power in the litter of illegal alien drunk-drivers

  17. istevefan says:

    It’s Now Unspeakable to Mention That Illegal Aliens Litter a Lot

    The late Lawrence Auster described the phenomenon that accounts for this in his First Law of Majority-Minority Relations:

    The worse any designated minority or alien group behaves in a liberal society, the bigger become the lies of Political Correctness in covering up for that group.

    An addendum to this is Auster’s corollary to his above first law:

    The more egregiously any non-Western or non-white group behaves, the more evil whites are made to appear for noticing and drawing rational conclusions about that group’s bad behavior.

    • Replies: @haddox
    @istevefan

    "And the corollary: Jews are the most favorably treated minority of all, therefore they are the most difficult and dangerous." --Tanstaafl

    Auster's weak-ass response to Tan's concise logic was a real wake up call for me back then (now 11 years ago).

    Auster did come clean a bit as he faced death.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @haddox

    , @ben tillman
    @istevefan


    An addendum to this is Auster’s corollary to his above first law:
     
    It was a brilliant observation, even if it turned out he didn't actually believe it, or didn't want his readers to believe it without exception.
  18. Anyone who claims to be offended by what someone may have called their great-grandparents in 1880 is full of it and is peddling an agenda.

    Anyway it’s not just about littering, it’s about overpopulation, which adds to environmental degradation. This used to a top concern for leftists. Somehow, they’ve done a 180. Now the more people that come in, the better. The increased road traffic, smog, sewage, loss of open space for new housing, water shortages, threats to wildlife…not even a tiny concern for them.

    • Agree: Trevor H.
  19. istevefan says:

    But as such, I feel compelled to tell you I do respect [but] disagree with the way you categorize mass immigration. That’s all. I just want to say that,” said Dershowitz.

    At least we are now discussing the truth about what is happening. It is mass immigration and not immigration that is the problem. The latter is almost unnoticeable and might be used to augment certain occupations. The former is omnipresent and is used by its proponents to demographically control a nation by diluting and socially atomizing the existing population. In other words mass immigration is akin to a form of warfare.

    Two things on the immigration debate that irk me because they harm the cause are when people publicly proclaim they are only against illegal immigration, and when people conflate immigration with mass immigration. Mass, legal immigration is what is displacing us. The sooner people acknowledge it, the sooner something might be done.

    • Agree: TTSSYF
    • Replies: @Mr McKenna
    @istevefan


    Two things on the immigration debate that irk me because they harm the cause are when people publicly proclaim they are only against illegal immigration, and when people conflate immigration with mass immigration.
     
    From your mouth to God's ears. Just try and get this into the Narrative.
  20. @Rob McX
    This is corporate America enforcing its open borders agenda. You can say what you want, but if they can they'll use their financial power to ensure you won't get a platform on MSM.

    Replies: @Svigor

    It’ll be interesting to see how this plays out. Opinions are like a-holes, but my take is that you don’t get as woke as Tucker and then back down. You have to be PISSED to be that woke (and conversely, being that woke = PISSED). He may tone down in some ways, but if he does, he’ll find ways to dial it up in others. Because when you’re woke and PISSED, you don’t take oppression well; you find way to double down, stick a thumb in your enemy’s eye.

    In other words, this is going to anger him and he’s going to up the uppity white thing.

    • Replies: @RonaldB
    @Svigor

    "you don’t get as woke as Tucker and then back down..."

    Remember the scene in "The Wire"? McNulty's judge friend, mentor assured him "I got your back. Who's your daddy?". Then, the judge left McNulty out on a limb. It turned out the judge's reelection campaign would not be supported by the establishment until he saw reason.

    Tucker can be as "woke" as he likes, but if he wants to maintain a plush house in the DC suburbs and send his kids to the best schools, he'll run into a concrete barrier, sooner or later, probably sooner. The real journalists of today either live on a shoestring, or are lucky enough, or talented enough, to be supported through independent means, such as authoring books or receiving contributions.

    If Tucker was stupid enough to get a large mortgage that squeezes him each month, he'll cave. If he was smart enough to keep his (financial) powder dry, he has more options.

    Replies: @Marat, @Forbes

  21. “Tucker woulda been in the clear if…”

    Or, in the clear if, instead of “dirtier,” Tucker had said “less fastidious.” But Tucker does not want to be a bit more more like William Buckley, even though he certainly could be if he wished. Tucker wants to pull the tiger’s tail. I suppose he knows what he’s doing, even though I sometimes don’t understand it.

  22. If I were an editor, I’d accuse you of trying to be too folksy. “Woulda,” and “good ol’?”

  23. We need a commercial where an illegal alien crosses the Rio Grande, then litters and a Native American sees it and cries.

  24. istevefan says:
    @Spud Boy
    Who are his existing advertisers, so I know who to buy more stuff from?

    Replies: @Prodigal son, @istevefan, @AnotherDad

    Who are his existing advertisers, so I know who to buy more stuff from?

    I am actually in the process of transferring my brokerage account to another firm. It’s pain in the butt to do. But when I saw they pulled their ads from Tucker’s show, I had to make a stand. It will take a couple of weeks or so to complete the process. It’s weird because this is the only trading platform I’ve used, and it really is a good system. It might be the highest rated online broker interface. My guess is my new broker will not have as feature-rich of a system. But in today’s environment I just couldn’t stand back any longer.

    • Agree: jim jones, Desiderius
    • Replies: @ben tillman
    @istevefan


    But when I saw they pulled their ads from Tucker’s show, I had to make a stand.
     
    Bravo.
    , @Charles Erwin Wilson
    @istevefan


    I am actually in the process of transferring my brokerage account to another firm.
     
    Thank you. If those who share our sentiments would follow your lead, we would drain half (or more) of the working capital of our enemies.
    , @Known Fact
    @istevefan

    Better then to stay with the firm you like but drive them crazy with stupid time-consuming phone calls asking for IT help or fee reductions and other passive-aggressive stuff. Or just go litter in front of their building.

    , @Janus
    @istevefan

    Interesting. I probably wouldn't have known TD Ameritrade was boycotting if you hadn't mentioned it. I also have a small account with them that I might now close. I just like that it's the only major brokerage through which you can trade forex. As far as the platform goes, I actually prefer E-trade pro. Maybe I just haven't learned thinkorswim well enough, but I don't much like it.

    Replies: @Lot

    , @RonaldB
    @istevefan

    Thanks for your efforts. In my opinion, trying to boycott pearl-clutching advertisers who pull out from controversial content is playing whack-a-mole. I make it a policy to never boycott companies that simply support a different policy of mine, but only companies actively engaged in trying to hurt people with whom they disagree. For example, I canceled my account with Macys (not simply cut up my credit card) when they discontinued Trump's fashion line. I canceled not because they opposed Trump, but because they actively tried to damage him financially.

    I specifically did not boycott Starbucks when they announced their policy of hiring illegals, and allowing any black to loiter in any store indefinitely. I emphatically disagree with both positions, but will not boycott any company for a political stand. Turns out Starbucks did my job for me. The store I used to frequent, in an area with lots and lots of vagrant, filthy blacks, closed on its own. Likely the actual paying customers couldn't stand the new ambiance.

    I canceled my PayPal account when they kicked Vdare off, but they reinstated Vdare, and I eventually created a new account for myself, but I have no doubt PayPal will try to screw other right-wing sites by devastating their customer list. Eventually, dissenters will have to accept the fact that depending on free services opens them up to censorship. I send quarterly contributions to Gates of Vienna, which exists solely on contributions and not on advertising. The days of open discussion on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter as well as the continued use of Google, Amazon, PayPal services are severely limited.

  25. ““I wish you hadn’t used that language. Language like that was used to describe my grandparents and great-grandparents and probably some of yours. So let’s move on,” ”

    Dersh you make a fake Indian/wop cry!

  26. @Nick
    Filthy RethugliKKKlans have used redistricting, voter suppression and racism to obtain illegitimate power in this country for decades. Thank God for demographics! Soon you'll be the ones on the receiving end, you ku klux klanners! Gonna getcha!

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @WowJustWow, @Alfa158, @TTSSYF

    Is that you, Duck?

  27. @Reg Cæsar

    For example, the Don’t Mess with Texas campaign launched in 1984 seems to have been quite successful in getting male Texans to not throw beer cans out the windows of their pickups.
     
    Because it didn't preach down. Instead, it recruited respected he-man personalities, all local, to remind the young men who looked up to them (and were a prime littering demographic) that throwing trash on highways was bad manners. And manners are important there.

    Now, if somebody would do that about street spitting...

    https://p1.liveauctioneers.com/5647/108961/55892782_1_x.jpg?version=1&width=512&format=pjpg&auto=webp&quality=50

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @newrouter, @CrunchybutRealistCon, @Inquiring Mind

    Illegal immigration is a “Public Health Hazard”

  28. Major good news:

    https://www.vox.com/2018/12/20/18150103/asylum-mexico-trump-border

    The asylum caravaners will have to wait in Mexico!

    Since 95% of them don’t actually try to gain asylum, but instead try their chances at “catch and release” this could end the problem.

    And it is being done with the Mexican government’s cooperation.

    By not allowing new asylum applicants into the USA from Mexico, this also means more detention beds for current catch and released applicants.

    Between this and the reversal of the shutdown capitulation, Trump got his mojo back.

    • Replies: @Lot
    @Lot

    Vox is actually calling it a "huge win"!

    "Trump is officially turning back asylum seekers who come to the US through Mexico

    In a huge win for Trump’s asylum crackdown, Central Americans and others will be forced to wait in Mexico while their claims are processed in the US"

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    , @Mr. Anon
    @Lot


    Major good news:

    https://www.vox.com/2018/12/20/18150103/asylum-mexico-trump-border
     
    Against that:

    Supreme Court rejects Trump plea to enforce asylum ban

    Once again, thank you John Roberts. (and when I say "thank", I have another word in mind).

    Bush Supreme Court picks - the gift that keeps on giving.
  29. @International Jew
    Tucker woulda been in the clear if he'd said "littered" instead of "dirtier". I know it's bs but that's the reality.

    Good ol' Dersh, American liberalism has left him behind with very little to like but he has to hang on to a few last sentimental threads. Out of respect for the dead or something. He upbraided Laura Ingraham exactly like that, also over immigration.

    I'm sure that in his heart Dersh can tell the difference between Honduran gangbangers and Albert Einstein, or between the different effects German Jews and Dominicans had on New York's Washington Heights neighborhood. And that a brown America is not at all good for the Jews.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Mr McKenna, @Alec Leamas, @SMK

    Tucker woulda been in the clear if he’d said “littered” instead of “dirtier”. I know it’s bs but that’s the reality.

    Words do not exist in the language which could possibly overstate the degree to which Africans and Latinos litter the landscape here in America. But can you really blame them? They’re just trying to feel more at home.

  30. @Lot
    Major good news:

    https://www.vox.com/2018/12/20/18150103/asylum-mexico-trump-border

    The asylum caravaners will have to wait in Mexico!

    Since 95% of them don't actually try to gain asylum, but instead try their chances at "catch and release" this could end the problem.

    And it is being done with the Mexican government's cooperation.

    By not allowing new asylum applicants into the USA from Mexico, this also means more detention beds for current catch and released applicants.

    Between this and the reversal of the shutdown capitulation, Trump got his mojo back.

    http://img.4plebs.org/boards/pol/image/1463/88/1463889728102.gif

    Replies: @Lot, @Mr. Anon

    Vox is actually calling it a “huge win”!

    “Trump is officially turning back asylum seekers who come to the US through Mexico

    In a huge win for Trump’s asylum crackdown, Central Americans and others will be forced to wait in Mexico while their claims are processed in the US”

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Lot


    Central Americans and others will be forced to wait in Mexico while their claims are processed in the US
     
    The only thing worse than being forced to wait in Mexico is being forced to wait in Central America. And that will happen, once the Mexicans themselves wise up.

    Or the cartels enter the scene.

    Replies: @SafeNow

  31. @istevefan

    But as such, I feel compelled to tell you I do respect [but] disagree with the way you categorize mass immigration. That’s all. I just want to say that,” said Dershowitz.
     
    At least we are now discussing the truth about what is happening. It is mass immigration and not immigration that is the problem. The latter is almost unnoticeable and might be used to augment certain occupations. The former is omnipresent and is used by its proponents to demographically control a nation by diluting and socially atomizing the existing population. In other words mass immigration is akin to a form of warfare.

    Two things on the immigration debate that irk me because they harm the cause are when people publicly proclaim they are only against illegal immigration, and when people conflate immigration with mass immigration. Mass, legal immigration is what is displacing us. The sooner people acknowledge it, the sooner something might be done.

    Replies: @Mr McKenna

    Two things on the immigration debate that irk me because they harm the cause are when people publicly proclaim they are only against illegal immigration, and when people conflate immigration with mass immigration.

    From your mouth to God’s ears. Just try and get this into the Narrative.

  32. But Ron Unz said that the influx of Hispanics into East Palo Alto reduced the level of littering by 97%.

    • Replies: @OilcanFloyd
    @Thomm

    I wonder if Ron knows how much a gallon of milk costs?

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Thomm

  33. Give this much to Carlson: He’s not prone to double-talk or equivocations. He speaks — and writes — with concision and strong, active verbs. It’s a style that leaves little room for mischaracterization. And that’s one of the reasons advertisers are deciding not to associate with his program.

    Haha, the WP prints something accurate, though not exactly in the way they mean.

  34. • LOL: Hail
    • Replies: @ben tillman
    @Rob McX


    Meanwhile, the Financial Times has named George Soros its Person of the Year, “not for his achievements but for ‘the values he represents’ in the face of rising ‘nationalism and populism’”.
     
    Indeed. Nothing is more incompatible with "liberal democracy" than actual democracy.
    , @Redneck farmer
    @Rob McX

    Insider trading?

    , @Anonymous
    @Rob McX

    A few months ago I read a lengthy piece in the Financial Times about the looming specter of worker shortages in Slovakia, mainly in its booming auto sector(from what I understand, no economy on the planet is more dependent on car-manufacturing and its supporting industries than that of Slovakia).

    It covered how, thanks to Slovakia's combination of low(by European standards) wages, EU membership, location and skill, it had attracted scads of manufacturing jobs, but that this growth was threatened in the long term by worker shortages(or what most of the planet calls rising wages). The answer, needless to say, was more immigration. It didn't really specify from where, though given Slovakia's shared cultural and linguistic heritage with places like Ukraine, Russia and the former Yugoslavia, these might make more obvious choices than say, Zimbabwe. That some expat Slovaks might be willing to come home to higher wages was not raised, nor was the fact that many of the jobs currently done in Slovak factories might be automated in the next few decades.

    All in all a pretty standard article. But what really struck me was that almost none of the experts the writer talked to about policies that could irrevocably change the face of Slovakia were actual Slovaks. Of the five or so interviewed, all but one were German auto executives. Only at the very end did the Financial Times get a couple of short, non-committal comments from a Slovak of any stripe(in this case I believe he was a politician).

    These people are basically locusts. If left to their own devices, they'll consume everything a country has to offer, then when that's no longer sufficient they'll import some foreigners, not caring for a second if the people they import are orders of magnitude more likely to rape and kill than the natives. When the whole place is so utterly dysfunctional that it no longer suits their purposes, they'll move on to some greener land, leaving the country as a whole devastated.

    Of course if Slovakia says no, then when Mercedes and company finally do leave, the country still be Slovakia. If Slovakia says yes, Mercedes will finally end up leaving anyway, but when they do Bratislava will be Kabul on the Danube.

    The other possibility that never gets raised is that if Western countries do make the biggest mistake in their history and severely curtail immigration, even in the absolute worst-case scenario it's a problem with an easy fix. Just start immigration back up again. If countries like France and Germany stop all non-European immigration for say, thirty years, and at the end of that time they find that they really are worse off, just as the globalists predicted, and that roving rape gangs and terrorist attacks really are worth it when you consider all of mass immigration's benefits, they can just open the doors again. Thanks to African and sub-continental fecundity, it's not like they'll be a shortage of potential immigrants in 2050.

    So western countries are faced with a situation where the price of erring on the side of caution is basically some inconvenience and even this is completely reversible in the long term. The benefits of not being cautious are a bunch of things you could have had anyway, but only if the greatest experiment in human nature since the Russian Revolution has the desired outcome. Otherwise you lose everything. If a physician planned treatment options this way, he'd lose his license, but we're supposed to run our countries this way.

    Replies: @anon

    , @TheBoom
    @Rob McX

    In other words the Financial Times confirmed all the supposed conspiracy theories about Soros.

    , @Detective Club
    @Rob McX

    The Economist is jealous and so is Merkel but Kamala Harris has something to hope for.

    , @snorlax
    @Rob McX

    Ironically, were it not for Soros' currency manipulation, Britain would have been a charter member of the Eurozone, and so Brexit would be a near-impossibility.

    Replies: @Art Deco

  35. @istevefan
    @Spud Boy


    Who are his existing advertisers, so I know who to buy more stuff from?
     
    I am actually in the process of transferring my brokerage account to another firm. It's pain in the butt to do. But when I saw they pulled their ads from Tucker's show, I had to make a stand. It will take a couple of weeks or so to complete the process. It's weird because this is the only trading platform I've used, and it really is a good system. It might be the highest rated online broker interface. My guess is my new broker will not have as feature-rich of a system. But in today's environment I just couldn't stand back any longer.

    Replies: @ben tillman, @Charles Erwin Wilson, @Known Fact, @Janus, @RonaldB

    But when I saw they pulled their ads from Tucker’s show, I had to make a stand.

    Bravo.

    • Agree: Lot
  36. @Lot
    @Lot

    Vox is actually calling it a "huge win"!

    "Trump is officially turning back asylum seekers who come to the US through Mexico

    In a huge win for Trump’s asylum crackdown, Central Americans and others will be forced to wait in Mexico while their claims are processed in the US"

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Central Americans and others will be forced to wait in Mexico while their claims are processed in the US

    The only thing worse than being forced to wait in Mexico is being forced to wait in Central America. And that will happen, once the Mexicans themselves wise up.

    Or the cartels enter the scene.

    • Replies: @SafeNow
    @Reg Cæsar

    “worse than being forced to wait in Mexico”

    Waiting for hours in a S. California emergency room.

  37. @Reg Cæsar

    For example, the Don’t Mess with Texas campaign launched in 1984 seems to have been quite successful in getting male Texans to not throw beer cans out the windows of their pickups.
     
    Because it didn't preach down. Instead, it recruited respected he-man personalities, all local, to remind the young men who looked up to them (and were a prime littering demographic) that throwing trash on highways was bad manners. And manners are important there.

    Now, if somebody would do that about street spitting...

    https://p1.liveauctioneers.com/5647/108961/55892782_1_x.jpg?version=1&width=512&format=pjpg&auto=webp&quality=50

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @newrouter, @CrunchybutRealistCon, @Inquiring Mind

    The littering problem associated with Illegal Aliens was well characterised by Victor Davis Hanson in his “Mexifornia” book. It gives details, which I’d concur on, of how Illegals dump stuff like old mattresses, bags of trash, junk furniture out of the backs of pickup trucks onto the sides of remote dirt roads in rural California.
    This shouldn’t be surprising as Hispanic litter habits in MX & Central America are appalling. Like a frickin plastic & junk food packaging apocalypse.

    • Replies: @Forbes
    @CrunchybutRealistCon

    And VDH was writing in 2003 about the appalling behavior of litter and illegal dumping that had gone on for a generation. There's no evidence that it has improved since...

    , @Jim Don Bob
    @CrunchybutRealistCon

    I have only been to the Mexico border towns of Nuevo Laredo and Tijuana, and I was amazed at the amount of trash that was everywhere.

    Replies: @anon

    , @ThreeCranes
    @CrunchybutRealistCon

    When riding my bicycle in Albuquerque I could always tell when I entered a Mexican section of town by the amount of broken glass littering the roadway. It's a sure telltale. Because of their childlike nature, Mexicans are enchanted by the sound of tinkling breaking glass giving nary a thought to tomorrow, when their streets will be littered with the shards.

    In the same vein, Mexico has an abundance of "Mofle" shops, muffler shops that specialize in reattaching mufflers and tailpipes to autos which have been sacrificed to Mexico's pothole strewn roadways. They won't make a social investment such as repaving a road which would remove the problem, instead, they'll spend more money and an inordinate amount of time repairing the effects of their lack of foresight and thrift. It's the Mexican--and soon to be American--Way.

  38. @Rob McX
    Meanwhile, the Financial Times has named George Soros its Person of the Year, "not for his achievements but for 'the values he represents' in the face of rising 'nationalism and populism'".

    Replies: @ben tillman, @Redneck farmer, @Anonymous, @TheBoom, @Detective Club, @snorlax

    Meanwhile, the Financial Times has named George Soros its Person of the Year, “not for his achievements but for ‘the values he represents’ in the face of rising ‘nationalism and populism’”.

    Indeed. Nothing is more incompatible with “liberal democracy” than actual democracy.

    • Agree: donut
  39. @istevefan
    @Spud Boy


    Who are his existing advertisers, so I know who to buy more stuff from?
     
    I am actually in the process of transferring my brokerage account to another firm. It's pain in the butt to do. But when I saw they pulled their ads from Tucker's show, I had to make a stand. It will take a couple of weeks or so to complete the process. It's weird because this is the only trading platform I've used, and it really is a good system. It might be the highest rated online broker interface. My guess is my new broker will not have as feature-rich of a system. But in today's environment I just couldn't stand back any longer.

    Replies: @ben tillman, @Charles Erwin Wilson, @Known Fact, @Janus, @RonaldB

    I am actually in the process of transferring my brokerage account to another firm.

    Thank you. If those who share our sentiments would follow your lead, we would drain half (or more) of the working capital of our enemies.

  40. It’s more than that: anyone with a brain and without blinkers can see that environmental stewardship depends on a white majority, by FAR the most “conservationist” of any ethnie with significant population.

    I’m glad Carlson ceased to sport the bow-tie.

  41. @istevefan
    @Spud Boy


    Who are his existing advertisers, so I know who to buy more stuff from?
     
    I am actually in the process of transferring my brokerage account to another firm. It's pain in the butt to do. But when I saw they pulled their ads from Tucker's show, I had to make a stand. It will take a couple of weeks or so to complete the process. It's weird because this is the only trading platform I've used, and it really is a good system. It might be the highest rated online broker interface. My guess is my new broker will not have as feature-rich of a system. But in today's environment I just couldn't stand back any longer.

    Replies: @ben tillman, @Charles Erwin Wilson, @Known Fact, @Janus, @RonaldB

    Better then to stay with the firm you like but drive them crazy with stupid time-consuming phone calls asking for IT help or fee reductions and other passive-aggressive stuff. Or just go litter in front of their building.

  42. Waydaminit

    Didn’t you once show a video of homeless Americans (not illegal aliens) and the camp they built in Orange County that the local Asians wanted dismantled because it was such a mess?

    • Replies: @stillCARealist
    @anony-mouse

    Yes, the homeless are a huge part of the problem. They have their encampments all over my city and it's an absolute filthy mess.

    Now, mind you, they aren't the ones throwing out trash on the freeways, which are also badly strewn. Who is doing that? From what I can tell it's pickup trucks with stuff in the back that isn't secured well.

    , @Forbes
    @anony-mouse

    Isn't the very definition of a homeless encampment "a mess"?

  43. Unfortunately, I don’t do business with any of the boycotting advertisers so I can’t drop them and let them know why.
    We used to use Ameritrade as the investment company for some of our retirement accounts, but we consolidated to another wealth management provider. I wish that I would have still been using them. It would have given me a very Merry Christmas to have been able to call my TD investment manager, tell him we’re transferring the seven digits account to another company, and have him let the upper management know why.
    BTW, I could put up with some of the littering, the fast food bags, even the abandoned mattresses, but seriously, the used diapers? The English word “disposable” does not translate to “just toss it out your car window”.

  44. Steve, I saw this the first time ’round:

    This photo of Vince Vaughn listening to an awards ceremony speech by Meryl Streep always reminds me of the Kipling poem: “When the Anglo-Lebanese-Italian-American Began to Hate:”

    But just found it again while go ogling for “Mel Gibson is my hero” and the like, and laughed MF ass off when I read it. Kudos.

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/mel-gibsons-new-police-brutality-movie-is-a-vile-racist-right-wing-fantasy/

    Based part-lebo generalissimos heading pogroms FTW.

    P.S., you know I was actually sad when I saw James Woods tweet “I’m not Jewish”? TFW no based Jewneralissimos heading pogroms. :_(

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Svigor

    Was James Woods' character in The Way We Were supposed to be Jewish? Barbra Streisand trades him in for Robert Redford.

    Woods was kind of the Bob Odenkirk of his day.

  45. It would have given me a very Merry Christmas to have been able to call my TD investment manager, tell him we’re transferring the seven digits account to another company, and have him let the upper management know why.

    You know what they say. If you owe the bank a hundred thousand dollars, you have a problem. If you owe the bank a hundred million dollars, they have a problem.

  46. He called *Latin America* dirty?? Sacre bleu!

  47. @WowJustWow
    @Nick

    Is it just me, or did the term "Rethuglican" start to gain in popularity at the same time it was decided that "thug" is just a thinly veiled racist slur against blacks?

    Replies: @WowJustWow

    Found a reference in the iSteve archives: https://www.unz.com/isteve/the-t-word/

    As I thought. Just before Trump became the clear frontrunner and absorbed all the ire the left had to spare, “Rethuglican” was the standard epithet people used to reply to political articles shared on FB for virtue-signalling purposes.

  48. Tucker is of course right about the littering, as is Steve, but both seem to be ignoring a subtext of “dirty”, which is related to derogatory descriptions of dark-skinned people (e.g., “dirties”, “mud people”, doujin).

    • Replies: @Svigor
    @Dave Pinsen

    "Muds," lol. TWF remembering old-school Stormfront. =D

    I left SF in like 2005 or -06 because preaching to the choir.

    Now I may have to leave intarwebz bcz same.

    Now axshually going to SF.org to see WTF has chngd.

    , @J.Ross
    @Dave Pinsen

    I don't care any more about this non-argument that only ever existed as a one-way courtesy. I don't care if illiterate people do not know the philology of "niggardly" or if generations ago people used a brown paper bag for de facto apartheid (although I'm pretty sure that one was made up). Littering is dirtiness.

    , @Lagertha
    @Dave Pinsen

    naah...people know garbage from garbage. You are wrong. My Latino friends are very quick to say that their neighbor is a dirt-dirty-dirt bag. People are keen on cleanliness.

  49. I used to think of Texas as the go to state for conservative thought — if litter is their best response to illegal immigration —-

    It’s worse than I thought. I love Texas grew up there for several years, but seeing as an outsider, is an eye opener.

  50. @J.Ross
    How stupid are these people? The "boycotters" already said that they weren't really boycotting (ads are being moved to less popular shows, not dropped). The effect (which, unlike immigrant litter, is visible) is not less advertising or revenue, it's more Tucker. Tucker's the strongest draw and biggest brand, they're not ditching him for an un-boycott that effectively helps Fox's weaker products. Who is reading this and thinking that Tucker (whose home was recently attacked) will think of backing down?
    ---------
    SYRIA: WITHDRAWING
    WALL: FUNDED
    AFGHANISTAN: WITHDRAWING
    It's so much winning I have to sit down and focus on a fixed point.
    https://postimg.cc/bsDZhrPn

    Replies: @Jack Hanson

    Its kind of insane how 72 hours later and Trump went from Twitter whining, jumped over negotiations and just started killing hostages to prove he was done playing around.

    • Agree: Svigor
    • Replies: @Hail
    @Jack Hanson


    Trump...just started killing hostages to prove he was done playing around
     
    Best description of the Syria and Afghanistan announcements I've seen.
  51. @istevefan
    @Spud Boy


    Who are his existing advertisers, so I know who to buy more stuff from?
     
    I am actually in the process of transferring my brokerage account to another firm. It's pain in the butt to do. But when I saw they pulled their ads from Tucker's show, I had to make a stand. It will take a couple of weeks or so to complete the process. It's weird because this is the only trading platform I've used, and it really is a good system. It might be the highest rated online broker interface. My guess is my new broker will not have as feature-rich of a system. But in today's environment I just couldn't stand back any longer.

    Replies: @ben tillman, @Charles Erwin Wilson, @Known Fact, @Janus, @RonaldB

    Interesting. I probably wouldn’t have known TD Ameritrade was boycotting if you hadn’t mentioned it. I also have a small account with them that I might now close. I just like that it’s the only major brokerage through which you can trade forex. As far as the platform goes, I actually prefer E-trade pro. Maybe I just haven’t learned thinkorswim well enough, but I don’t much like it.

    • Replies: @Lot
    @Janus

    Fidelity has frequent flier mile signup bonuses. The one I did got me a domestic flight that would have cost $800, and I still has some left over. My old broker charged me a $75 stock transfer fee however.

    Unfortunately that promo seems to have ended last year after many years. There are others, though TD seems to currently have the best one.

    https://www.hustlermoneyblog.com/best-brokerage-bonuses/

    Other than the unexpected $75 fee, it was pretty painless to switch brokers. If you have a regular account and an IRA, you might be able to double dip amd transfer them to different companies.

  52. @Dave Pinsen
    Tucker is of course right about the littering, as is Steve, but both seem to be ignoring a subtext of "dirty", which is related to derogatory descriptions of dark-skinned people (e.g., "dirties", "mud people", doujin).

    Replies: @Svigor, @J.Ross, @Lagertha

    “Muds,” lol. TWF remembering old-school Stormfront. =D

    I left SF in like 2005 or -06 because preaching to the choir.

    Now I may have to leave intarwebz bcz same.

    Now axshually going to SF.org to see WTF has chngd.

  53. @istevefan
    It's Now Unspeakable to Mention That Illegal Aliens Litter a Lot

    The late Lawrence Auster described the phenomenon that accounts for this in his First Law of Majority-Minority Relations:

    The worse any designated minority or alien group behaves in a liberal society, the bigger become the lies of Political Correctness in covering up for that group.
     
    An addendum to this is Auster's corollary to his above first law:

    The more egregiously any non-Western or non-white group behaves, the more evil whites are made to appear for noticing and drawing rational conclusions about that group’s bad behavior.
     

    Replies: @haddox, @ben tillman

    “And the corollary: Jews are the most favorably treated minority of all, therefore they are the most difficult and dangerous.” —Tanstaafl

    Auster’s weak-ass response to Tan’s concise logic was a real wake up call for me back then (now 11 years ago).

    Auster did come clean a bit as he faced death.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @haddox

    I remember that. It was fascinating to see his blindness over this. He was unable to see that his law applied to his own people as well as to others.

    , @haddox
    @haddox

    And should have added that Auster's article on Jews (my second link) has a good section upfront on Dershowitz. See here
    http://www.amnation.com/vfr/archives/024334.html

  54. Just imagine if Tucker Carlson had mentioned the diseases that Central Americans are bringing into the United States, as discussed in a recent column on this site by Ilana Mercer.

    • Replies: @Redneck farmer
    @Diversity Heretic

    Think of the training for doctors it provides!

    , @Corn
    @Diversity Heretic

    Yes antibiotic resistant TB would be a terrible disease to see become endemic but if the greatest casualty is our diversity........

    , @Achmed E. Newman
    @Diversity Heretic

    Brenda Walker, a conservative Californian, has been all over this stuff at VDare.com for years. She is kind of like the "human factors" columnist there. If you've been reading that site for as long as I have, there's almost nothing about the immigration invasion and its problems that you wouldn't have already read about. However, Tucker Carlson is ON TV, so ... (for me, on youtube). I'm still amazed he's on. Godspeed, Tucker Carlson!

  55. https://variety.com/2018/film/reviews/dragged-across-concrete-review-mel-gibson-1202924928/

    LOL. TL;DR: two huwhyte men realize system has 0 legitimacy, OY VEY SHUT IT DOWN, + tons of shitty review prose.

  56. @Dave Pinsen
    Tucker is of course right about the littering, as is Steve, but both seem to be ignoring a subtext of "dirty", which is related to derogatory descriptions of dark-skinned people (e.g., "dirties", "mud people", doujin).

    Replies: @Svigor, @J.Ross, @Lagertha

    I don’t care any more about this non-argument that only ever existed as a one-way courtesy. I don’t care if illiterate people do not know the philology of “niggardly” or if generations ago people used a brown paper bag for de facto apartheid (although I’m pretty sure that one was made up). Littering is dirtiness.

  57. Well, if you are traveling illegally along irregular routes, how easily can you inquire about trash pickup or waste disposal sites and hours?

    Oops, never shoulda said that. Cancel, cancel.

    The Open Borders Society could fund garbage trucks to accompany the caravan. Is this thing respectably planned, or not?

    • Replies: @anon
    @Dube


    The Open Borders Society could fund garbage trucks to accompany the caravan. Is this thing respectably planned, or not?
     
    its the left, they shit on everyone and everything wherever they go
  58. Tucker is soaring. He is correct, and empathetic – ratings gold! He is so soaring.

  59. ‘Dershowitz said he disliked advertiser boycotts, but that he felt “compelled” to tell Carlson that he disagreed with his comments and wish he “hadn’t used that language.”…’

    There is the minor detail that what Carlson said is probably true.

    Refraining from lttering is learned behavior, and there’s a curve societies follow. At the start, they’re like Morocco. Morocco is quite tidy; not because of some refined sensibility but because it is so dirt poor that it’s worth someone’s while to scavenge rvery scrap of plastic, metal, glass, or paper.

    Then we advance to Turkey; mighty fine country, but there are literally drifts of empty plastic water bottles, etc. It simply doesn’t occur to many that they shouldn’t toss the bottle in the roadside ditch when they’re done, and it’s no longer worth anyone’s while to pick it up.

    Finally we reach the dizzying heights of Sweden et al: affluent and clean.

    That, however, is not our natural condition. When my future wife arrived here as a teenager from El Salvador, her step-father took her to MacDonald’s, and as they drove back home, she just blithely tossed the hamburger wrapper out the window when she finished. Her step-father had to tell her that ‘we don’t do that here in America.’

    So I imagine immigrants from poorer countries do litter a lot. I don’t think that because I think they’re bad people; I think it because I’m fairly sure not littering would be a habit they haven’t acquired.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Colin Wright

    In really dirt poor places anything that can be burned for fuel is gathered and burned.

    My favorite was Brazil, which for years had buses and some private vehicles that ran on wood gas, by means of a device known by them as a gasogenio. Though paper would work in a pinch, wood was the preferred fuel, and what today would be billions of dollars in board feet of exotic wood species (if you could get it in a first world country, because of CITES) was burned to run the buses. Eventually the gasogenio was banned because the forests would have been denuded.

    https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2017/01/22/from-gasoline-to-gasification-or-why-we-dont-power-cars-with-wood-today/


    Every time the gas prices go up due to some hocus pocus , someone decides to get an arc welder and build a modern version. They lose interest once they find out that getting from Kansas City to St. Louis takes a half ton of wood and a fireman in back to load it in.

    Still, a variant of gasogenio technology would work on the railroad if it were necessary to run trains on coal again, at considerable savings on labor vis-a-vis steam locomotives (many steamers now run on diesel fuel, a la UP 844, or propane now anyway). A box car could be made into a tender and the woodgas piped to a four cycle diesel prime mover converted to spark ignition by putting a plug in where the injector went, dropping the compression ratio and changing the cam profile. A Dash 9 would be derated to maybe 2000 hp or less but with shorter consists the trains would move.

    Building a Fischer Tropsch plant onsite at the coal mine making diesel fuel, and capturing all the bad pollutants, including the thorium which could run high temperature gas reactors.....won't happen because we would not need to be in the Middle East any more.

    , @Achmed E. Newman
    @Colin Wright

    It reminds me of a place in China we stayed at. The Dad was on the porch (such as it was) and yelled something in Chinese (of course) to a kid who had just thrown a bottle down in the road. OK, it was a 5 ft. wide alley, but it was a road to them! I am no expert in Mandarin, but something tells me what he said was "pick up your garbage!" The kid, being a somewhat obedient sort, picked it up and put it on top of a big pile of trash about 50 ft away. It was a pile meant to be collected, but as un-orderly as China is, it was just a big damn mess itself. "What's the difference?" I said, in English.

  60. @Dave Pinsen
    Tucker is of course right about the littering, as is Steve, but both seem to be ignoring a subtext of "dirty", which is related to derogatory descriptions of dark-skinned people (e.g., "dirties", "mud people", doujin).

    Replies: @Svigor, @J.Ross, @Lagertha

    naah…people know garbage from garbage. You are wrong. My Latino friends are very quick to say that their neighbor is a dirt-dirty-dirt bag. People are keen on cleanliness.

  61. @Dube
    Well, if you are traveling illegally along irregular routes, how easily can you inquire about trash pickup or waste disposal sites and hours?

    Oops, never shoulda said that. Cancel, cancel.

    The Open Borders Society could fund garbage trucks to accompany the caravan. Is this thing respectably planned, or not?

    Replies: @anon

    The Open Borders Society could fund garbage trucks to accompany the caravan. Is this thing respectably planned, or not?

    its the left, they shit on everyone and everything wherever they go

  62. @Rob McX
    Meanwhile, the Financial Times has named George Soros its Person of the Year, "not for his achievements but for 'the values he represents' in the face of rising 'nationalism and populism'".

    Replies: @ben tillman, @Redneck farmer, @Anonymous, @TheBoom, @Detective Club, @snorlax

    Insider trading?

  63. Anonymous[359] • Disclaimer says:

    For the Trumpster every political issue is another chew toy for all of the dogs & cats out there across the fruited plain.

    His entire border wall charade was exposed (again) for all the world to see and so he tosses out the next bloody chew toy onto the dirt floor of the coliseum: SYRIA WITHDRAWAL.

    OK thanks. We’ll take it. Cynical as hell but we’ll take it.

  64. ““I wish you hadn’t used that language. Language like that was used to describe my grandparents and great-grandparents (…) So let’s move on,” said Dershowitz.”

    So prove it wrong rather than acting like a rat.

    • Replies: @snorlax
    @TheMediumIsTheMassage

    Dershowitz himself, a well-known public figure, a defense attorney known for his particularly unsavory, extremely wealthy and extremely guilty clients whom he gets off scot-free and one of the most prominent proponents of "open borders for us but not for Israel" hypocrisy, has certainly been called "dirty" and a lot worse, at least online.

    I am very, very skeptical that any contemporaneous American ever described Dershowitz's grandparents and great-grandparents as "dirty," neither to their face—that level of rudeness was unheard of in turn-of-the-century America—nor behind their backs—people in every time and place like to talk about themselves, not you. You just aren't that interesting.

  65. @Diversity Heretic
    Just imagine if Tucker Carlson had mentioned the diseases that Central Americans are bringing into the United States, as discussed in a recent column on this site by Ilana Mercer.

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @Corn, @Achmed E. Newman

    Think of the training for doctors it provides!

  66. @Janus
    @istevefan

    Interesting. I probably wouldn't have known TD Ameritrade was boycotting if you hadn't mentioned it. I also have a small account with them that I might now close. I just like that it's the only major brokerage through which you can trade forex. As far as the platform goes, I actually prefer E-trade pro. Maybe I just haven't learned thinkorswim well enough, but I don't much like it.

    Replies: @Lot

    Fidelity has frequent flier mile signup bonuses. The one I did got me a domestic flight that would have cost $800, and I still has some left over. My old broker charged me a $75 stock transfer fee however.

    Unfortunately that promo seems to have ended last year after many years. There are others, though TD seems to currently have the best one.

    https://www.hustlermoneyblog.com/best-brokerage-bonuses/

    Other than the unexpected $75 fee, it was pretty painless to switch brokers. If you have a regular account and an IRA, you might be able to double dip amd transfer them to different companies.

  67. Anonymous[313] • Disclaimer says:
    @Colin Wright
    'Dershowitz said he disliked advertiser boycotts, but that he felt “compelled” to tell Carlson that he disagreed with his comments and wish he “hadn’t used that language.”...'

    There is the minor detail that what Carlson said is probably true.

    Refraining from lttering is learned behavior, and there's a curve societies follow. At the start, they're like Morocco. Morocco is quite tidy; not because of some refined sensibility but because it is so dirt poor that it's worth someone's while to scavenge rvery scrap of plastic, metal, glass, or paper.

    Then we advance to Turkey; mighty fine country, but there are literally drifts of empty plastic water bottles, etc. It simply doesn't occur to many that they shouldn't toss the bottle in the roadside ditch when they're done, and it's no longer worth anyone's while to pick it up.

    Finally we reach the dizzying heights of Sweden et al: affluent and clean.

    That, however, is not our natural condition. When my future wife arrived here as a teenager from El Salvador, her step-father took her to MacDonald's, and as they drove back home, she just blithely tossed the hamburger wrapper out the window when she finished. Her step-father had to tell her that 'we don't do that here in America.'

    So I imagine immigrants from poorer countries do litter a lot. I don't think that because I think they're bad people; I think it because I'm fairly sure not littering would be a habit they haven't acquired.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Achmed E. Newman

    In really dirt poor places anything that can be burned for fuel is gathered and burned.

    My favorite was Brazil, which for years had buses and some private vehicles that ran on wood gas, by means of a device known by them as a gasogenio. Though paper would work in a pinch, wood was the preferred fuel, and what today would be billions of dollars in board feet of exotic wood species (if you could get it in a first world country, because of CITES) was burned to run the buses. Eventually the gasogenio was banned because the forests would have been denuded.

    https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2017/01/22/from-gasoline-to-gasification-or-why-we-dont-power-cars-with-wood-today/

    Every time the gas prices go up due to some hocus pocus , someone decides to get an arc welder and build a modern version. They lose interest once they find out that getting from Kansas City to St. Louis takes a half ton of wood and a fireman in back to load it in.

    Still, a variant of gasogenio technology would work on the railroad if it were necessary to run trains on coal again, at considerable savings on labor vis-a-vis steam locomotives (many steamers now run on diesel fuel, a la UP 844, or propane now anyway). A box car could be made into a tender and the woodgas piped to a four cycle diesel prime mover converted to spark ignition by putting a plug in where the injector went, dropping the compression ratio and changing the cam profile. A Dash 9 would be derated to maybe 2000 hp or less but with shorter consists the trains would move.

    Building a Fischer Tropsch plant onsite at the coal mine making diesel fuel, and capturing all the bad pollutants, including the thorium which could run high temperature gas reactors…..won’t happen because we would not need to be in the Middle East any more.

  68. Anonymous[359] • Disclaimer says:

    You know why Trump kept Stephen Miller but fired everyone else from the campaign? Because he needed someone to write the red meat speeches that he comes out with when the going gets tough.

    What a nice speech today! It sounded so sincere… we’re sure to get a wall now!

    • Replies: @snorlax
    @Anonymous

    Miller is a brilliant speechwriter, and not just when it's low-hanging fruit. Trump's Miller-penned statement after bombing Assad for the second time, a decision I and I'm sure Miller vehemently disagreed with, made the most cogent and insightful case possible for that action from a realist and anti-neocon perspective. Not enough to convince me it was in any way a good idea, but enough to convince me to cut him some slack.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJaxzgdIRoY

  69. Anonymous[163] • Disclaimer says:

    I simply couldn’t not share these immigrant social dynamics:

    Julia Ioffe @juliaioffe
    The nice Vietnamese lady doing my nails tonight informed me that my face is lucky. “You have good big nose. Lucky for money.”

    An Indian in New York replies:

    No idea what that means. Your commentary on TV is crisp, informative, and unique informed by your life story. As a fellow immigrant, I truly hope comments like this don’t interfere with that. We’re needed more than ever.

    • Replies: @donut
    @Anonymous

    NAZI ! Asking these intrepid pioneers to pick up their discards is cultural insensitivity at it's worst . The Santa Fe Trail is still littered with the disposable diapers and soda bottles your genocidal ancestors left as they moved west in the 1840's .

    Thank god , or Yahweh in this case that we have true blue Americans such as Bill Kristol , Max Boot and David Brooks , men with deep roots in this country and whose ancestors watered the shrub of diversity with the blood lesser men , men who are willing to risk their wealth and social position to stand up for the principals this country was supposed to be founded on .


    "Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
    With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
    Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
    The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
    Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
    I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

    OOPS , the term "wretched refuse " may be problematic .

    , @donut
    @Anonymous

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

    Replies: @jim jones

  70. It’s not just illegals. Blacks aren’t into using trashcans, but that’s out of generalized defiance. But all sorts of immigrants don’t quite grasp the anti-litter aesthetic. Brooklyn is full of people who immigrated as adults and their children, especially West Indians, Russians and Durkadurkastan types. It is full of street litter.

    However, I do believe consciousness of litter is one thing that can be taught. They did the don’t mess with Texas thing, and Australia launched a major anti-litter campaign in the 70s that turned Australians into anti-litter fanatics. Until their recent vibrancy surge, throwing trash on an Australian sidewalk would have evoked several righteous dressings-down from followers of Dame Phyllis Frost.

    http://kab.org.au/our-rich-history/

    • Replies: @Carol
    @Ghost of Bull Moose

    And similarly, Americans were civilized by the anti littering campaign chosen by Lady Bird Johnson as her personal First Lady do-gooder cause.

    She chose well eh.

  71. Television taught us a long time ago that we are a nation of littering immigrants who make the natives cry.

    What’s funny now is that the converse is happening. Aboriginal people are flooding in and trashing the place. We should produce a new version of this classic public service announcement, this time with a crying white man.

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Someone should pen new words to this:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6a_PRcVYX7g

    , @Ahem
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Neat bit of trickery with that "native" American.

    I wonder how many fall for it.

  72. Anon[334] • Disclaimer says:

    To be fair, he called them dirty, not litterbugs.

    OT

    The Cut section at New York Magazine has a first-personer by a reporter who interviewed a serial killer, up to 90 victims over the past 40 years, California and elsewhere. My first thought was, Odd, no photo of the guy. My next thought was, He wouldn’t be vibrant, would be? And Google Images responded, Why yes, he would be. But the narrative is that all serial killers and mass shooters are white males, or at least, not black.

    • Replies: @AnotherDad
    @Anon


    To be fair, he called them dirty, not litterbugs.
     
    No he did not. Reading is not that hard.

    He didn't call anybody anything. He said quite clearly that mass low skill immigration is making our nation poorer, dirtier and more divided.

    Our country’s economy is becoming more automated and tech-centered by the day, it’s obvious that we need more scientists and skilled engineers. But that’s not what we’re getting. Instead, we’re getting waves of people with high school educations or less. Nice people, no one doubts that. But as an economic matter, this is insane.

    It’s indefensible so nobody even tries to defend it. Instead, our leaders demand that you shut up and accept this. We have a moral obligation to admit the world’s poor, they tell us, even if it makes our own country poor and dirtier and more divided.
     
    This is a typical leftist propaganda hissy. For some, true believers--again all feelings driven--the word "dirty" sent them over the edge. "Dirty! .... how dare you! ... blah, blah, blah." But for most it's just point and sputter. Most of course refusing to actually quote what Tucker actually said. Wemple's the exception because he's sort of dim and wants to challenge Tucker's "micharacterization" comments. But most outlets will claim "Tucker called immigrants dirty", rather than quoting what he said, because they do not want people thinking very hard about what he said ... because it's true!

    ~~~

    BTW even when you call someone "dirty" there are clearly two (or three) different meanings.
    -- Personal hygenie. They or their clothes really are "dirty". This was quite common back in the day, but in modern America with ubiquitous hot+cold running water, isn't the typical issue today.
    -- Doesn't pick up after himself. Trashes out the joint. This is the common usage today. For example, if you call your roomate "dirty" it usually means, they don't clean up--leave dishes, don't vaccuum, don't clean the bathroom, leave their clothes and crap around.
    -- Then there's the sexual/mental stuff.

    Even if Tucker had actually called immigrants dirty, most Americans would think both but understand this "take home" problem as primarily #2. They can get soap and water and clean off the dust and grime from the carravan, but people who leave trash around will keep leaving trash around.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Anon

  73. Language like that was used to describe my grandparents and great-grandparents

    For fucks sake Dershowitz, give it a rest. We don’t care about your bubby boobala.

    • LOL: Carol, Rob McX
  74. Carlson is a, plain and simple, a heretic. He would get less grief for discussing the bathroom requirements of Jesus Christ himself rather than his dissing of our true Saviours.

    Happy Christmas, Tucker: May Lord Soros have mercy on your troubled soul.

    • Replies: @Ragno
    @The Alarmist

    Indeed! Merry Christmas to you and yours, Tucker!

  75. @Buzz Mohawk
    Television taught us a long time ago that we are a nation of littering immigrants who make the natives cry.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exEUZS6bH3w

    What's funny now is that the converse is happening. Aboriginal people are flooding in and trashing the place. We should produce a new version of this classic public service announcement, this time with a crying white man.

    Replies: @The Alarmist, @Ahem

    Someone should pen new words to this:

  76. Anonymous[396] • Disclaimer says:
    @Rob McX
    Meanwhile, the Financial Times has named George Soros its Person of the Year, "not for his achievements but for 'the values he represents' in the face of rising 'nationalism and populism'".

    Replies: @ben tillman, @Redneck farmer, @Anonymous, @TheBoom, @Detective Club, @snorlax

    A few months ago I read a lengthy piece in the Financial Times about the looming specter of worker shortages in Slovakia, mainly in its booming auto sector(from what I understand, no economy on the planet is more dependent on car-manufacturing and its supporting industries than that of Slovakia).

    It covered how, thanks to Slovakia’s combination of low(by European standards) wages, EU membership, location and skill, it had attracted scads of manufacturing jobs, but that this growth was threatened in the long term by worker shortages(or what most of the planet calls rising wages). The answer, needless to say, was more immigration. It didn’t really specify from where, though given Slovakia’s shared cultural and linguistic heritage with places like Ukraine, Russia and the former Yugoslavia, these might make more obvious choices than say, Zimbabwe. That some expat Slovaks might be willing to come home to higher wages was not raised, nor was the fact that many of the jobs currently done in Slovak factories might be automated in the next few decades.

    All in all a pretty standard article. But what really struck me was that almost none of the experts the writer talked to about policies that could irrevocably change the face of Slovakia were actual Slovaks. Of the five or so interviewed, all but one were German auto executives. Only at the very end did the Financial Times get a couple of short, non-committal comments from a Slovak of any stripe(in this case I believe he was a politician).

    These people are basically locusts. If left to their own devices, they’ll consume everything a country has to offer, then when that’s no longer sufficient they’ll import some foreigners, not caring for a second if the people they import are orders of magnitude more likely to rape and kill than the natives. When the whole place is so utterly dysfunctional that it no longer suits their purposes, they’ll move on to some greener land, leaving the country as a whole devastated.

    Of course if Slovakia says no, then when Mercedes and company finally do leave, the country still be Slovakia. If Slovakia says yes, Mercedes will finally end up leaving anyway, but when they do Bratislava will be Kabul on the Danube.

    The other possibility that never gets raised is that if Western countries do make the biggest mistake in their history and severely curtail immigration, even in the absolute worst-case scenario it’s a problem with an easy fix. Just start immigration back up again. If countries like France and Germany stop all non-European immigration for say, thirty years, and at the end of that time they find that they really are worse off, just as the globalists predicted, and that roving rape gangs and terrorist attacks really are worth it when you consider all of mass immigration’s benefits, they can just open the doors again. Thanks to African and sub-continental fecundity, it’s not like they’ll be a shortage of potential immigrants in 2050.

    So western countries are faced with a situation where the price of erring on the side of caution is basically some inconvenience and even this is completely reversible in the long term. The benefits of not being cautious are a bunch of things you could have had anyway, but only if the greatest experiment in human nature since the Russian Revolution has the desired outcome. Otherwise you lose everything. If a physician planned treatment options this way, he’d lose his license, but we’re supposed to run our countries this way.

    • Replies: @anon
    @Anonymous


    A few months ago I read a lengthy piece in the Financial Times about the looming specter of worker shortages in Slovakia, mainly in its booming auto sector
     
    translation: tightwad business owners dont want to pay an honest wage
  77. @Buzz Mohawk
    Television taught us a long time ago that we are a nation of littering immigrants who make the natives cry.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exEUZS6bH3w

    What's funny now is that the converse is happening. Aboriginal people are flooding in and trashing the place. We should produce a new version of this classic public service announcement, this time with a crying white man.

    Replies: @The Alarmist, @Ahem

    Neat bit of trickery with that “native” American.

    I wonder how many fall for it.

  78. @Svigor
    Steve, I saw this the first time ’round:

    This photo of Vince Vaughn listening to an awards ceremony speech by Meryl Streep always reminds me of the Kipling poem: “When the Anglo-Lebanese-Italian-American Began to Hate:”
     
    But just found it again while go ogling for “Mel Gibson is my hero” and the like, and laughed MF ass off when I read it. Kudos.

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/mel-gibsons-new-police-brutality-movie-is-a-vile-racist-right-wing-fantasy/

    Based part-lebo generalissimos heading pogroms FTW.

    P.S., you know I was actually sad when I saw James Woods tweet "I'm not Jewish"? TFW no based Jewneralissimos heading pogroms. :_(

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    Was James Woods’ character in The Way We Were supposed to be Jewish? Barbra Streisand trades him in for Robert Redford.

    Woods was kind of the Bob Odenkirk of his day.

  79. @Anonymous
    I simply couldn't not share these immigrant social dynamics:

    Julia Ioffe @juliaioffe
    The nice Vietnamese lady doing my nails tonight informed me that my face is lucky. “You have good big nose. Lucky for money.”
     
    An Indian in New York replies:

    No idea what that means. Your commentary on TV is crisp, informative, and unique informed by your life story. As a fellow immigrant, I truly hope comments like this don’t interfere with that. We’re needed more than ever.
     

    Replies: @donut, @donut

    NAZI ! Asking these intrepid pioneers to pick up their discards is cultural insensitivity at it’s worst . The Santa Fe Trail is still littered with the disposable diapers and soda bottles your genocidal ancestors left as they moved west in the 1840’s .

    Thank god , or Yahweh in this case that we have true blue Americans such as Bill Kristol , Max Boot and David Brooks , men with deep roots in this country and whose ancestors watered the shrub of diversity with the blood lesser men , men who are willing to risk their wealth and social position to stand up for the principals this country was supposed to be founded on .

    “Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
    With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
    Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
    The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
    Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
    I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

    OOPS , the term “wretched refuse ” may be problematic .

    • LOL: Buffalo Joe
  80. @Anonymous
    I simply couldn't not share these immigrant social dynamics:

    Julia Ioffe @juliaioffe
    The nice Vietnamese lady doing my nails tonight informed me that my face is lucky. “You have good big nose. Lucky for money.”
     
    An Indian in New York replies:

    No idea what that means. Your commentary on TV is crisp, informative, and unique informed by your life story. As a fellow immigrant, I truly hope comments like this don’t interfere with that. We’re needed more than ever.
     

    Replies: @donut, @donut

    • Replies: @jim jones
    @donut

    Every time I hear a bunch of Indians jabbering away in their "language" I have the urge to tell them "Speak English".

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  81. Laura Ingraham interviews Brian Kolfage who is running the “Build the Wall” Go Fund Me page

    https://commoncts.blogspot.com/2018/12/laura-ingraham-interviews-brian-kolfage.html

    ps. Would you consider adding CC to your blogroll?

  82. Tucker is very effective so mindless robotic libs have been gunning for him for a while. Tuck is kind of slick at dodging the anti-free speech leftists. But seems the libby leftists got something to hang on him when he called current Cent-Am invaders dirty.

  83. OT: Germany now has its own Stephen Glass scandal–except it’s even bigger. And two midwestern Americans were the ones who first started the, um, shattering:
    https://medium.com/@micheleanderson/der-spiegel-journalist-messed-with-the-wrong-small-town-d92f3e0e01a7

    Basically, this guy Claas Relotius followed the Glass playbook to the letter–impossibly prolific boy wonder (he’s 33) who slipped everything past the fact-checkers at his lefty magazine because he gave the lefty editors exactly what they wanted: tales of crying refugee kids, white American rubes who voted for Trump, assertive Muslim women, the “heroic” last abortionist in Mississippi, and Colin Kaepernick.

    Yesterday Der Spiegel fired him and released their initials findings: pretty much everything he’s written was fantasy:
    http://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/claas-relotius-reporter-forgery-scandal-a-1244755.html

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @The Man From K Street

    Teutonic diligence has been in decline in recent years. In the last few weeks in Finland, there has emerged what appears to be a Rotherham-style sexual abuse gang consisting entirely of recent asylum seekers and quota refugees who were preying on young(under 15) girls in the northern city of Oulu. Seven suspects were arrested, but one of the eight fled the country(gotta love them open borders), where he was arrested in Germany on unrelated charges. Whew, at least the Germans got him, right? Wrong. A couple of days ago, due to a "breakdown in communications", German police released him, even though he had been in German custody for a week and Finnish police had known about this. Besides, Finnish police took the extremely rare(in Finland) step of releasing his name and face so even if they failed on their end, all the German police need have done is google the guy before setting him loose.

    , @Hail
    @The Man From K Street


    pretty much everything he’s written was fantasy
     
    The Zeitgeist, personified.

    He excused his own systematic mass lying by saying he was "sick" and in need of help.
  84. @Rob McX
    Meanwhile, the Financial Times has named George Soros its Person of the Year, "not for his achievements but for 'the values he represents' in the face of rising 'nationalism and populism'".

    Replies: @ben tillman, @Redneck farmer, @Anonymous, @TheBoom, @Detective Club, @snorlax

    In other words the Financial Times confirmed all the supposed conspiracy theories about Soros.

  85. OT: Is it just me, or has the mainstream media hired a bunch of click-hungry amateur bloggers to write their headlines?

    Trump unleashed: Mattis exit paves way for global chaos (CNN)

    ‘A tailspin’: Under siege, Trump propels the government and markets into crisis (WaPo)

    The Year in Trump Freakouts (New Yorker)

    As advisers leave, Trump’s guardrails come off (AP)

    Mattis Puts Trump’s Presidency in Peril (Bloomberg)

    Or is the Swamp starting to feel the drain?

    • Replies: @Forbes
    @Anon7

    Relying on purveyors of propaganda to report news might be the definition of insanity--hoping to be informed, relentlessly disappointed with indoctrination.

    Though, in fairness, "The Year in Trump Freakouts" would describe media on a daily basis--though I doubt that it does.

    If you're just now discovering "click-hungry" as the definition of mainstream media, I have to ask, how was your hibernation...

  86. You shouldn’t have let the Irish in in the 19th century and then Edward Kennedy couldn’t have buggered up your immigration system to let all those other deplorables in.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @dearieme

    Kennedy in 1965 was a back bench legislator without much influence, the family Fredo overshadowed by his more disciplined brother (who was also less vulnerable to extortion). During the 1970s, his signature issue was national health insurance. One of his opponents pointed out that his preferred plan never got out of the subcommittee, and he was chairman of the subcommittee. The 'Lion of the Senate' hoo ha came later, indubitably propagated by his partners in waitress-sandwich-making.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    , @Hippopotamusdrome
    @dearieme



    You shouldn’t have let the Irish in

     

    Aye, Begorrah! Tis like a second potato famine!

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    , @snorlax
    @dearieme

    Can't say I disagree. While the Irish portion of my own family tree were all (in my own, and I would say a reasonable person's opinion) a great credit to their kind, there are unfortunately a lot of Irish with a lot to answer for.

  87. @Rob McX
    Meanwhile, the Financial Times has named George Soros its Person of the Year, "not for his achievements but for 'the values he represents' in the face of rising 'nationalism and populism'".

    Replies: @ben tillman, @Redneck farmer, @Anonymous, @TheBoom, @Detective Club, @snorlax

    The Economist is jealous and so is Merkel but Kamala Harris has something to hope for.

  88. @Thomm
    But Ron Unz said that the influx of Hispanics into East Palo Alto reduced the level of littering by 97%.

    Replies: @OilcanFloyd

    I wonder if Ron knows how much a gallon of milk costs?

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @OilcanFloyd

    Heh!

    , @Thomm
    @OilcanFloyd

    Considering how heavily he advocated for a high minimum wage (despite simultaneously being a 'Republican'), the answer to your question might be complex.

  89. @Nick
    Filthy RethugliKKKlans have used redistricting, voter suppression and racism to obtain illegitimate power in this country for decades. Thank God for demographics! Soon you'll be the ones on the receiving end, you ku klux klanners! Gonna getcha!

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @WowJustWow, @Alfa158, @TTSSYF

    Another one for the “Ignore” list, especially after perusing the website.

  90. But as an economic matter, this is insane.

    Tucker is arguably wrong about that. Automation and AI is actually replacing skilled labor: welders, accountants, paralegals, programmers, personal assistants, and potentially truck drivers. Automation is unable to replace gardeners, domestic servants, nannies, construction workers, etc. So from the point of view of the elite, our current immigration policy makes sense. Our economy needs less people with IQs in the 95-110 range, but can continue to absorb docile people with 85 IQs. Morlocks and Eloi here we come.

    • Replies: @TTSSYF
    @Peter Akuleyev

    No way do we improve our society by importing more people with IQs of 85, docile or otherwise. Do you really want a person with an IQ of 85 watching over your children or working construction on your house? To even suggest this is insanity and cultural suicide.

    , @Charles Erwin Wilson
    @Peter Akuleyev


    but can continue to absorb docile people with 85 IQs. Morlocks and Eloi here we come
     
    Do you read what you write? If the only jobs available are the ones you listed, and we import low-IQers to do the work, what do you think will happen with the ones displaced?

    For the right money, the 95+ will do those jobs. The elites want immigration because they want private benefits from public costs.
    , @War for Blair Mountain
    @Peter Akuleyev

    There is no economic case for importing into America the majority nonwhite highly racialized Democratic Party Voting Bloc...not even one....so they can vote The Historic Native Born White American Working Class Majority into a White Racial Foreigner within the borders of America.....

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    , @AnotherDad
    @Peter Akuleyev



    But as an economic matter, this is insane.
     
    Tucker is arguably wrong about that. Automation and AI ...
     
    No Tucker is correct.

    Your point that the first and easiest computerized tasks were not the bottom but the middle. The very first thing was basic math--calculation--and record keeping. Payroll is the classic. Then it spun out into factory work with robots doing repetitive easy to scope jobs. As well as with the internet/mobility revolution simplifying white collar work and cutting out the need for a lot intermediary work. Now it's expanding--getting better at actually doing some white collar work involving data searching and aggregation and more complex physical work.

    You're probably right about some your items--say child care--at least for a while. (My daughter works for a high-end daycare/pre-schoool operation--so essentially is being a surrogate mom--and they have specific staffing ratios for each age range. It's labor intensive.) But some of it--cleaning robots--are certainly going to be coming down the road.

    But even if you're completely right about what gets automated first, Tucker is still right.

    These low skill workers are net tax eaters. They simply aren't productive enough to pay for what they consume. If you're right about automation, then some Americans would transition from middle class semi-skilled to lower-working class unskilled labor. But bringing in immigrants who can not--simply lack the capability--to be net tax payers means in fact they are making America poorer. Math.
    , @Dave Pinsen
    @Peter Akuleyev

    Automation can certainly replace all those lower IQ jobs; in fact, it’s already started. Leaf blowers, for example, aside from being obnoxiously loud, reduce the demand for landscapers: you’d probably need 2 or 3 times as many men using rakes and brooms.

    Landscaping is one area where I’m a Luddite. Ban anything powered, including lawnmowers and edge trimmers too. Hire more Americans to do the work quietly.

    Replies: @ThreeCranes, @Harry Baldwin, @Anonymous

  91. @Tiny Duck.
    Ignorant racism from dumb white guys is not just unspeakable... it’s illegal.

    Enjoy your hate speech from prison. Don’t drop the soap or else Bubba’s gonna get ya.

    Replies: @TTSSYF, @Alfa158

    If it walks like a Tiny Duck and talks like a Tiny Duck, then it’s a Tiny Duck, even if it renames itself “Tiny Duck.”

  92. @Peter Akuleyev
    But as an economic matter, this is insane.

    Tucker is arguably wrong about that. Automation and AI is actually replacing skilled labor: welders, accountants, paralegals, programmers, personal assistants, and potentially truck drivers. Automation is unable to replace gardeners, domestic servants, nannies, construction workers, etc. So from the point of view of the elite, our current immigration policy makes sense. Our economy needs less people with IQs in the 95-110 range, but can continue to absorb docile people with 85 IQs. Morlocks and Eloi here we come.

    Replies: @TTSSYF, @Charles Erwin Wilson, @War for Blair Mountain, @AnotherDad, @Dave Pinsen

    No way do we improve our society by importing more people with IQs of 85, docile or otherwise. Do you really want a person with an IQ of 85 watching over your children or working construction on your house? To even suggest this is insanity and cultural suicide.

  93. Anonymous[396] • Disclaimer says:
    @The Man From K Street
    OT: Germany now has its own Stephen Glass scandal--except it's even bigger. And two midwestern Americans were the ones who first started the, um, shattering:
    https://medium.com/@micheleanderson/der-spiegel-journalist-messed-with-the-wrong-small-town-d92f3e0e01a7

    Basically, this guy Claas Relotius followed the Glass playbook to the letter--impossibly prolific boy wonder (he's 33) who slipped everything past the fact-checkers at his lefty magazine because he gave the lefty editors exactly what they wanted: tales of crying refugee kids, white American rubes who voted for Trump, assertive Muslim women, the "heroic" last abortionist in Mississippi, and Colin Kaepernick.

    Yesterday Der Spiegel fired him and released their initials findings: pretty much everything he's written was fantasy:
    http://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/claas-relotius-reporter-forgery-scandal-a-1244755.html

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Hail

    Teutonic diligence has been in decline in recent years. In the last few weeks in Finland, there has emerged what appears to be a Rotherham-style sexual abuse gang consisting entirely of recent asylum seekers and quota refugees who were preying on young(under 15) girls in the northern city of Oulu. Seven suspects were arrested, but one of the eight fled the country(gotta love them open borders), where he was arrested in Germany on unrelated charges. Whew, at least the Germans got him, right? Wrong. A couple of days ago, due to a “breakdown in communications”, German police released him, even though he had been in German custody for a week and Finnish police had known about this. Besides, Finnish police took the extremely rare(in Finland) step of releasing his name and face so even if they failed on their end, all the German police need have done is google the guy before setting him loose.

  94. @donut
    @Anonymous

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

    Replies: @jim jones

    Every time I hear a bunch of Indians jabbering away in their “language” I have the urge to tell them “Speak English”.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @jim jones


    Every time I hear a bunch of Indians jabbering away in their “language” I have the urge to tell them “Speak English”.
     
    Unfortunately, many of them can do so better than our neighbors. English is not a foreign language to them; it's an official one back home.

    And few would understand them anyway when they calculate "lakhs" of this and "crores" of that. They're like the Danes. If the throaty accent doesn't drive the Swedes and Norwegians away, all they have to do is start counting:

    https://www.languagesandnumbers.com/how-to-count-in-danish/en/dan/#a-vigesimal-system-still-alive

    They partied like it was en tusind ni hundrede og nioghalvfems.

  95. The right will never win these little ideological war games with the left and advertisers of course because the right’s heart is simply not invested in it, believing in free speech far more than the left. What’s frustrating is how easily these companies are rolled by these campaigns, usually begun by some far-left nut on Twitter and then helped along by “journalists” like Oliver Darcy and Erik Wemple. Many of them then do quietly slink back to the supposedly offending show weeks or months later if it hasn’t been knocked off the air, but their initial cowardice is still dispiriting enough. And it will only get worse as the left becomes more brazen in this kind of activism and corporate America becomes less and less neutral and more and more political-for the left. Depressing.

    On that happy note, Merry Christmas everyone! Yes, even you atheistic leftists.

    • Replies: @Paleo Liberal
    @Andrew

    Thank you so much from this atheist leftist.
    Merry Christmas to you too!

  96. @The Man From K Street
    OT: Germany now has its own Stephen Glass scandal--except it's even bigger. And two midwestern Americans were the ones who first started the, um, shattering:
    https://medium.com/@micheleanderson/der-spiegel-journalist-messed-with-the-wrong-small-town-d92f3e0e01a7

    Basically, this guy Claas Relotius followed the Glass playbook to the letter--impossibly prolific boy wonder (he's 33) who slipped everything past the fact-checkers at his lefty magazine because he gave the lefty editors exactly what they wanted: tales of crying refugee kids, white American rubes who voted for Trump, assertive Muslim women, the "heroic" last abortionist in Mississippi, and Colin Kaepernick.

    Yesterday Der Spiegel fired him and released their initials findings: pretty much everything he's written was fantasy:
    http://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/claas-relotius-reporter-forgery-scandal-a-1244755.html

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Hail

    pretty much everything he’s written was fantasy

    The Zeitgeist, personified.

    He excused his own systematic mass lying by saying he was “sick” and in need of help.

  97. @Peter Akuleyev
    But as an economic matter, this is insane.

    Tucker is arguably wrong about that. Automation and AI is actually replacing skilled labor: welders, accountants, paralegals, programmers, personal assistants, and potentially truck drivers. Automation is unable to replace gardeners, domestic servants, nannies, construction workers, etc. So from the point of view of the elite, our current immigration policy makes sense. Our economy needs less people with IQs in the 95-110 range, but can continue to absorb docile people with 85 IQs. Morlocks and Eloi here we come.

    Replies: @TTSSYF, @Charles Erwin Wilson, @War for Blair Mountain, @AnotherDad, @Dave Pinsen

    but can continue to absorb docile people with 85 IQs. Morlocks and Eloi here we come

    Do you read what you write? If the only jobs available are the ones you listed, and we import low-IQers to do the work, what do you think will happen with the ones displaced?

    For the right money, the 95+ will do those jobs. The elites want immigration because they want private benefits from public costs.

  98. @Peter Akuleyev
    But as an economic matter, this is insane.

    Tucker is arguably wrong about that. Automation and AI is actually replacing skilled labor: welders, accountants, paralegals, programmers, personal assistants, and potentially truck drivers. Automation is unable to replace gardeners, domestic servants, nannies, construction workers, etc. So from the point of view of the elite, our current immigration policy makes sense. Our economy needs less people with IQs in the 95-110 range, but can continue to absorb docile people with 85 IQs. Morlocks and Eloi here we come.

    Replies: @TTSSYF, @Charles Erwin Wilson, @War for Blair Mountain, @AnotherDad, @Dave Pinsen

    There is no economic case for importing into America the majority nonwhite highly racialized Democratic Party Voting Bloc…not even one….so they can vote The Historic Native Born White American Working Class Majority into a White Racial Foreigner within the borders of America…..

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @War for Blair Mountain

    What the heck happened to your computer, WfBM? Did the CAPS LOCK key fly off? YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO FIND ANOTHER ONE ON EBAY:

    If not, please feel free to take these ones at no cost to you: (ctrl-C, then ctrl-V to insert into your next comment):

    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

    OH, AND HERE'S ANOTHER ONE: AGREED!

  99. @Diversity Heretic
    Just imagine if Tucker Carlson had mentioned the diseases that Central Americans are bringing into the United States, as discussed in a recent column on this site by Ilana Mercer.

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @Corn, @Achmed E. Newman

    Yes antibiotic resistant TB would be a terrible disease to see become endemic but if the greatest casualty is our diversity……..

  100. @International Jew
    Tucker woulda been in the clear if he'd said "littered" instead of "dirtier". I know it's bs but that's the reality.

    Good ol' Dersh, American liberalism has left him behind with very little to like but he has to hang on to a few last sentimental threads. Out of respect for the dead or something. He upbraided Laura Ingraham exactly like that, also over immigration.

    I'm sure that in his heart Dersh can tell the difference between Honduran gangbangers and Albert Einstein, or between the different effects German Jews and Dominicans had on New York's Washington Heights neighborhood. And that a brown America is not at all good for the Jews.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Mr McKenna, @Alec Leamas, @SMK

    Tucker woulda been in the clear if he’d said “littered” instead of “dirtier”. I know it’s bs but that’s the reality.

    I think this is a bit of a pollyanna view.

    Tucker’s tormentors had been laying in wait to launch this campaign with their Press allies. The content of his speech didn’t really matter – whichever convenient excuse they could use would be the impetus for the advertiser boycott.

    • Agree: Almost Missouri
  101. @Ghost of Bull Moose
    It's not just illegals. Blacks aren't into using trashcans, but that's out of generalized defiance. But all sorts of immigrants don't quite grasp the anti-litter aesthetic. Brooklyn is full of people who immigrated as adults and their children, especially West Indians, Russians and Durkadurkastan types. It is full of street litter.

    However, I do believe consciousness of litter is one thing that can be taught. They did the don't mess with Texas thing, and Australia launched a major anti-litter campaign in the 70s that turned Australians into anti-litter fanatics. Until their recent vibrancy surge, throwing trash on an Australian sidewalk would have evoked several righteous dressings-down from followers of Dame Phyllis Frost.

    http://kab.org.au/our-rich-history/

    Replies: @Carol

    And similarly, Americans were civilized by the anti littering campaign chosen by Lady Bird Johnson as her personal First Lady do-gooder cause.

    She chose well eh.

  102. @anonymous
    My heritage-American father grew up in a nice NYC suburb in the Mad Men era.

    He immediately called bullshit on the scene where Don and Betty shake out a picnic blanket and throw litter across a nice park.

    Replies: @AnotherDad, @Deckin

    He immediately called bullshit on the scene where Don and Betty shake out a picnic blanket and throw litter across a nice park.

    That scene was rankled me too. Absolute nonsense.

    It jerked me out of the suspension of disbelief into thinking about how the writers were related to Sabrina Rubin Erdely.

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
    @AnotherDad

    Lol. Yeah, I don't remember much of what Mad Men I saw, but I do remember that scene precisely because it was such an epigrammatic distillation of the Prestige Media Project: everything traditional American was corrupt, toxic and evil; redemption is only available through our diverse-rainbow-homo-enlightened future.

    Replies: @Forbes

    , @snorlax
    @AnotherDad

    Despite the mostly-nonsense Look How Bad the Sixties Were!!! scenes, they weren't able to help themselves—you can't watch without feeling a profound sadness about what we've lost since America's golden age.

    I suppose I wouldn't like every indoor space reeking of smoke, the nontrivial chance of being killed or maimed in a car accident, and cancer, heart disease, etc. being near-guaranteed death sentences. But even so, in a world where things went differently those problems could have been rectified while still maintaining America as it was.

    , @snorlax
    @AnotherDad

    On further reflection, I could see that scene as somewhat less than absolute nonsense; given Don Draper's (minor early season spoilers)near comically deprived childhood, raised dirt-poor in a brothel, it's possible he picked up a few bad habits. But it is absolute nonsense to imply that was behavior typical of upper-class white people in the early 60s.

  103. Alan “Lolita Chaser” Dershowitz pulls out the old I-beleive-in-free-speech-just-not-THAT-free-speech trope:

    “I hate boycotts and attempts to censor free speech. I’m in favor of complete dialogue. But as such, I feel compelled to tell you I do respect [but] disagree with the way you categorize mass immigration.”

    Actually Dersh, it’s not “but as such”, it’s “in complete contradiction to what I just said.”

    I hope Tucker is aware that he won’t win this playing defense. What he said is perfectly defensible, but just being on defense makes you looks guilty and stays in the enemy’s frame. To win he must go on offense by making it about free speech and and the Left’s hatred of Freedom. Let them defend themselves in your frame!

  104. @Anon
    To be fair, he called them dirty, not litterbugs.

    OT

    The Cut section at New York Magazine has a first-personer by a reporter who interviewed a serial killer, up to 90 victims over the past 40 years, California and elsewhere. My first thought was, Odd, no photo of the guy. My next thought was, He wouldn't be vibrant, would be? And Google Images responded, Why yes, he would be. But the narrative is that all serial killers and mass shooters are white males, or at least, not black.

    Replies: @AnotherDad

    To be fair, he called them dirty, not litterbugs.

    No he did not. Reading is not that hard.

    He didn’t call anybody anything. He said quite clearly that mass low skill immigration is making our nation poorer, dirtier and more divided.

    Our country’s economy is becoming more automated and tech-centered by the day, it’s obvious that we need more scientists and skilled engineers. But that’s not what we’re getting. Instead, we’re getting waves of people with high school educations or less. Nice people, no one doubts that. But as an economic matter, this is insane.

    It’s indefensible so nobody even tries to defend it. Instead, our leaders demand that you shut up and accept this. We have a moral obligation to admit the world’s poor, they tell us, even if it makes our own country poor and dirtier and more divided.

    This is a typical leftist propaganda hissy. For some, true believers–again all feelings driven–the word “dirty” sent them over the edge. “Dirty! …. how dare you! … blah, blah, blah.” But for most it’s just point and sputter. Most of course refusing to actually quote what Tucker actually said. Wemple’s the exception because he’s sort of dim and wants to challenge Tucker’s “micharacterization” comments. But most outlets will claim “Tucker called immigrants dirty”, rather than quoting what he said, because they do not want people thinking very hard about what he said … because it’s true!

    ~~~

    BTW even when you call someone “dirty” there are clearly two (or three) different meanings.
    — Personal hygenie. They or their clothes really are “dirty”. This was quite common back in the day, but in modern America with ubiquitous hot+cold running water, isn’t the typical issue today.
    — Doesn’t pick up after himself. Trashes out the joint. This is the common usage today. For example, if you call your roomate “dirty” it usually means, they don’t clean up–leave dishes, don’t vaccuum, don’t clean the bathroom, leave their clothes and crap around.
    — Then there’s the sexual/mental stuff.

    Even if Tucker had actually called immigrants dirty, most Americans would think both but understand this “take home” problem as primarily #2. They can get soap and water and clean off the dust and grime from the carravan, but people who leave trash around will keep leaving trash around.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    @AnotherDad

    The increased dirtiness of America isn't just due to litter. It's due to once vanished diseases that are now making a comeback. Food-borne illness outbreaks due to the poor hygiene of food workers. Lice-ridden motels and hotels. Poorly maintained motels and hotels (so often run by Indians, nowadays). Broken-down looking neighborhoods full of single-occupancy homes turned into flop-houses.

    What Carlson said about it being a "dirtier America" is perfectly true. And a lot of it is directly due to immigration. He has nothing to apologize for.

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob

    , @Anon
    @AnotherDad

    Hey, cool down. I totally support Tucker. I think Mexican immigrants are both dirty and litterbugs, and some of them are rapists. I think 100 percent of illegal aliens should be thrown out, permanently, PATCOed, all 12 or 22 million of them, by self-deportation or force, and they should be ineligible for reentry in the future, even for humanitarian medical care.

    But Steve's title here is pushing it. Tucker didn't say litter and I don't think he meant it. If, as Steve suugests, Tucker genuinely has some sort of targeted, fetishistic litter phobia. then he's pretty weird and should keep it to himself in contexts where it could be misconstrued.

  105. @istevefan
    @Spud Boy


    Who are his existing advertisers, so I know who to buy more stuff from?
     
    I am actually in the process of transferring my brokerage account to another firm. It's pain in the butt to do. But when I saw they pulled their ads from Tucker's show, I had to make a stand. It will take a couple of weeks or so to complete the process. It's weird because this is the only trading platform I've used, and it really is a good system. It might be the highest rated online broker interface. My guess is my new broker will not have as feature-rich of a system. But in today's environment I just couldn't stand back any longer.

    Replies: @ben tillman, @Charles Erwin Wilson, @Known Fact, @Janus, @RonaldB

    Thanks for your efforts. In my opinion, trying to boycott pearl-clutching advertisers who pull out from controversial content is playing whack-a-mole. I make it a policy to never boycott companies that simply support a different policy of mine, but only companies actively engaged in trying to hurt people with whom they disagree. For example, I canceled my account with Macys (not simply cut up my credit card) when they discontinued Trump’s fashion line. I canceled not because they opposed Trump, but because they actively tried to damage him financially.

    I specifically did not boycott Starbucks when they announced their policy of hiring illegals, and allowing any black to loiter in any store indefinitely. I emphatically disagree with both positions, but will not boycott any company for a political stand. Turns out Starbucks did my job for me. The store I used to frequent, in an area with lots and lots of vagrant, filthy blacks, closed on its own. Likely the actual paying customers couldn’t stand the new ambiance.

    I canceled my PayPal account when they kicked Vdare off, but they reinstated Vdare, and I eventually created a new account for myself, but I have no doubt PayPal will try to screw other right-wing sites by devastating their customer list. Eventually, dissenters will have to accept the fact that depending on free services opens them up to censorship. I send quarterly contributions to Gates of Vienna, which exists solely on contributions and not on advertising. The days of open discussion on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter as well as the continued use of Google, Amazon, PayPal services are severely limited.

  106. @AnotherDad
    @anonymous


    He immediately called bullshit on the scene where Don and Betty shake out a picnic blanket and throw litter across a nice park.
     
    That scene was rankled me too. Absolute nonsense.

    It jerked me out of the suspension of disbelief into thinking about how the writers were related to Sabrina Rubin Erdely.

    Replies: @Almost Missouri, @snorlax, @snorlax

    Lol. Yeah, I don’t remember much of what Mad Men I saw, but I do remember that scene precisely because it was such an epigrammatic distillation of the Prestige Media Project: everything traditional American was corrupt, toxic and evil; redemption is only available through our diverse-rainbow-homo-enlightened future.

    • Agree: Marat
    • Replies: @Forbes
    @Almost Missouri

    The premise of the show was to flatter the viewer's ego as far superior to, within living memory, a clearly by-gone era. Exaggeration was used to emphasize especially small differences and distinctions in order to claim today's moral high ground--for people who find morality preachy and stifling, except when shoving it down someone else's throat as a show of power and dominance.

    As I've often written, the mantra of the zeitgeist is "everything before yesterday was wrong." True enlightenment has only just occurred, thanks to the benighted souls working in media.

  107. Filthy is as filthy does. Just drive around Central America and see what Filthy does.

  108. @Mr. Anon
    @Reg Cæsar


    Now, if somebody would do that about street spitting…
     
    That is indeed a disgusting practice, that should be stamped out. Nothing like stepping in somebody's loogie, or having to scan the ground like a mine field to avoid same. Especially when the loogie is a yellow-green lung-oyster.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Achmed E. Newman

    I guess the decline of smoking makes spitting generally less common than in the past?

  109. @Peter Akuleyev
    But as an economic matter, this is insane.

    Tucker is arguably wrong about that. Automation and AI is actually replacing skilled labor: welders, accountants, paralegals, programmers, personal assistants, and potentially truck drivers. Automation is unable to replace gardeners, domestic servants, nannies, construction workers, etc. So from the point of view of the elite, our current immigration policy makes sense. Our economy needs less people with IQs in the 95-110 range, but can continue to absorb docile people with 85 IQs. Morlocks and Eloi here we come.

    Replies: @TTSSYF, @Charles Erwin Wilson, @War for Blair Mountain, @AnotherDad, @Dave Pinsen

    But as an economic matter, this is insane.

    Tucker is arguably wrong about that. Automation and AI …

    No Tucker is correct.

    Your point that the first and easiest computerized tasks were not the bottom but the middle. The very first thing was basic math–calculation–and record keeping. Payroll is the classic. Then it spun out into factory work with robots doing repetitive easy to scope jobs. As well as with the internet/mobility revolution simplifying white collar work and cutting out the need for a lot intermediary work. Now it’s expanding–getting better at actually doing some white collar work involving data searching and aggregation and more complex physical work.

    You’re probably right about some your items–say child care–at least for a while. (My daughter works for a high-end daycare/pre-schoool operation–so essentially is being a surrogate mom–and they have specific staffing ratios for each age range. It’s labor intensive.) But some of it–cleaning robots–are certainly going to be coming down the road.

    But even if you’re completely right about what gets automated first, Tucker is still right.

    These low skill workers are net tax eaters. They simply aren’t productive enough to pay for what they consume. If you’re right about automation, then some Americans would transition from middle class semi-skilled to lower-working class unskilled labor. But bringing in immigrants who can not–simply lack the capability–to be net tax payers means in fact they are making America poorer. Math.

    • Agree: Forbes
  110. @Svigor
    @Rob McX

    It'll be interesting to see how this plays out. Opinions are like a-holes, but my take is that you don't get as woke as Tucker and then back down. You have to be PISSED to be that woke (and conversely, being that woke = PISSED). He may tone down in some ways, but if he does, he'll find ways to dial it up in others. Because when you're woke and PISSED, you don't take oppression well; you find way to double down, stick a thumb in your enemy's eye.

    In other words, this is going to anger him and he's going to up the uppity white thing.

    Replies: @RonaldB

    “you don’t get as woke as Tucker and then back down…”

    Remember the scene in “The Wire”? McNulty’s judge friend, mentor assured him “I got your back. Who’s your daddy?”. Then, the judge left McNulty out on a limb. It turned out the judge’s reelection campaign would not be supported by the establishment until he saw reason.

    Tucker can be as “woke” as he likes, but if he wants to maintain a plush house in the DC suburbs and send his kids to the best schools, he’ll run into a concrete barrier, sooner or later, probably sooner. The real journalists of today either live on a shoestring, or are lucky enough, or talented enough, to be supported through independent means, such as authoring books or receiving contributions.

    If Tucker was stupid enough to get a large mortgage that squeezes him each month, he’ll cave. If he was smart enough to keep his (financial) powder dry, he has more options.

    • Replies: @Marat
    @RonaldB

    Fortunately, Tucker is independently wealthy (but lives a pretty normal lifestyle). It is amazing he has been sticking his neck out for months. I suspect he’s prepared to see this to the end simply because he didn’t have to go out on a limb in the first place. He really is doing his part. (Coulter too.)

    He is PISSED, knowing the elites have destroyed the country and there’s no easy way back now. Shutting down all acceptable means of dissent is a dangerous move - just the sort of wreckless desparate measure a flabby effete ruling class pulls without the slightest regard for history. He might have gotten into a lather writing Ship of Fools.

    I was listening in another room on Friday night, and knew as soon as he said that sentence that it was the magic bullet that sponsor employees and sport censors were studiously waiting for. Context now matters in the same way facts have come to matter - not much.

    By the way, does anyone know what “comprehensive immigration reform” is? It sounds like “we need ‘murder reform’” because there are too many murders.

    Replies: @anon

    , @Forbes
    @RonaldB


    The real journalists of today either live on a shoestring, or ...
     
    Huh? Carlson has been on cable TV almost continuously since 2000. Prime time show hosts/co-hosts generally have 7-figure contracts. Shoestring doesn't even come into play.

    Shoe-leather reporters for the Middletown Daily Record are of the shoestring sort...

    Replies: @RonaldB

  111. @J.Ross
    Bolsonaroland calling, they say they heard you guys were winning and they would like to be winning too?
    Brasilanon said:
    https://www.otempo.com.br/capa/pol%C3%ADtica/deputado-quer-exame-para-detectar-consumo-de-drogas-em-universidades-1.2082388

    >Congressman wants drug exams to detect substance abuse on federal colleges

    Is this a good way to get rid of commies?

    >This was something that users of /pol/ started right here, we pushed this [idea] to the normies, and it got 60k signatures, and now it's really happening
     
    https://www12.senado.leg.br/ecidadania/visualizacaoideia?id=110312

    Brazilian college students have a high representation of leftism and casual drug use. Making them prove they're clean is genius.
    Imagine if we did something like this here?

    Replies: @stillCARealist

    I have to admit. I’ve never known a right-wing pot smoker. It’s beer for them all the way down.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @stillCARealist


    I have to admit. I’ve never known a right-wing pot smoker. It’s beer for them all the way down.
     
    Jeff Sessions once joked that he thought the KKK was just fine till he heard they smoked pot. When this came out later, he simply stated it was meant in good humor, and saw no need to apologize.
    , @J.Ross
    @stillCARealist

    I'm almost the only person I know away from keyboard who has never been high on pot and does not habitually partake. I've tried it in two communal settings many years ago to be social, but nothing happened (supposedly you need to smoke it four times before it has any effect, which is one more reason to reject it), and I had no desire to have anything to do with it outside those settings. In one of those cases, after the criminal activity, I pulled aside one of the mates and suggested that he spring for a glass mechanism if he was going to keep doing this. At the time he was using a thin-walled plastic bottle as a combustion surface.
    I have heard that there are health benefits from two non-narcotic applications: reduce the material to a bitter, black, nearly solid tarball and suck on it, or frappé the raw plant like a wheatgrass smoothie. Neither yields hallucinations or euphoria, but elderly Canadian squares without degrees or licenses claim the tarball cures cancer. I will probably never try either, though, because I think that the present normlization is an enormous trap: all these idiots merrily putting their names onto government registries will learn in the future that decriminalization is not legalization, but incapacitation is unambiguous.

    , @Colin Wright
    @stillCARealist

    'I have to admit. I’ve never known a right-wing pot smoker. It’s beer for them all the way down.'

    Well, umm...err...

    , @snorlax
    @stillCARealist


    I’ve never known a right-wing pot smoker.
     
    raises hand

    Although I'm much more of a social smoker than a habitual one. I do however know a number of right-wing stoners.

    It's rare to find a left-wing cokehead, and even then rare for them to be SJWs. Still not a drug I'd recommend unless you don't mind dying before age 50.

    Steroids have a similar effect on political weltanschauung, and also may cause early heart attacks, but at least they provide a tangible benefit.
  112. @Spud Boy
    Who are his existing advertisers, so I know who to buy more stuff from?

    Replies: @Prodigal son, @istevefan, @AnotherDad

    Who are his existing advertisers, so I know who to buy more stuff from?

    Part of a larger agenda of “separation”, but “the right”, “conservatives”, “traditionalists”, “nationalists” need to
    a) start enforcing their own litmus tests–people who piss on us do not get our business, people who support us get our business
    and
    b) have our own alternative platforms, media. We need our RightFlix that isn’t 24-7 miscegenation porn and evil whitey.

    There’s actually more market power with the right, because they are mostly productive middle class white people. But it’s untapped. And the corporations are fully of evil SJW BA degreed public relations girls telling the bosses to react to all SJW shrieking. The message needs to get out that listening to those people costs your bottom line.

  113. @anony-mouse
    Waydaminit

    Didn't you once show a video of homeless Americans (not illegal aliens) and the camp they built in Orange County that the local Asians wanted dismantled because it was such a mess?

    Replies: @stillCARealist, @Forbes

    Yes, the homeless are a huge part of the problem. They have their encampments all over my city and it’s an absolute filthy mess.

    Now, mind you, they aren’t the ones throwing out trash on the freeways, which are also badly strewn. Who is doing that? From what I can tell it’s pickup trucks with stuff in the back that isn’t secured well.

  114. Beaners are holy. Americans must adapt to their chronic Laaaaatino law breaking, even littering.

  115. With apologies to Rodgers and Hart:

    I get pricklike and weinery
    When trash ruins the scenery
    Of my mountain greenery home.

    Hey, you, Mister Beaner, re-
    turn back to your beanery,
    Or do like Romans when you’re in Rome.

    • Replies: @the one they call Desanex
    @the one they call Desanex

    Sung to the tune of Marvin Gaye’s “Inner City Blues”:

    Caravan
    Wetbacks
    Bad breaks
    Setbacks
    Natural
    Facts is
    Aw, honey they don’t use prophy-
    Laxis.

    Make me wanna holler,
    Throw up both my hands.

  116. @Reg Cæsar
    @Lot


    Central Americans and others will be forced to wait in Mexico while their claims are processed in the US
     
    The only thing worse than being forced to wait in Mexico is being forced to wait in Central America. And that will happen, once the Mexicans themselves wise up.

    Or the cartels enter the scene.

    Replies: @SafeNow

    “worse than being forced to wait in Mexico”

    Waiting for hours in a S. California emergency room.

  117. “Immigrants making our country poorer and more divided?” Oh, OK, no problem!

    But immigrants make our country dirtier? No,no, that’s hate speech! That kinda talk’s gotta go-

    “Everything people do stinks or makes noise.” -Grace Slick

  118. Meanwhile, 26 states have passed laws to counter the boycott Israel movement.

  119. @CrunchybutRealistCon
    @Reg Cæsar

    The littering problem associated with Illegal Aliens was well characterised by Victor Davis Hanson in his "Mexifornia" book. It gives details, which I'd concur on, of how Illegals dump stuff like old mattresses, bags of trash, junk furniture out of the backs of pickup trucks onto the sides of remote dirt roads in rural California.
    This shouldn't be surprising as Hispanic litter habits in MX & Central America are appalling. Like a frickin plastic & junk food packaging apocalypse.

    Replies: @Forbes, @Jim Don Bob, @ThreeCranes

    And VDH was writing in 2003 about the appalling behavior of litter and illegal dumping that had gone on for a generation. There’s no evidence that it has improved since…

  120. @Mr. Anon
    @Reg Cæsar


    Now, if somebody would do that about street spitting…
     
    That is indeed a disgusting practice, that should be stamped out. Nothing like stepping in somebody's loogie, or having to scan the ground like a mine field to avoid same. Especially when the loogie is a yellow-green lung-oyster.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Achmed E. Newman

    Avoid China in your travels.

    Achmed E. Newman, travel agent. No charge this time.

    • Replies: @Hail
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Dear Mr. Achmed E. Newman, iSteve Volunteer Travel Agent,

    I have a friend considering a trip to Malaysia w/ long stopover in Israel. Advice?

  121. @anony-mouse
    Waydaminit

    Didn't you once show a video of homeless Americans (not illegal aliens) and the camp they built in Orange County that the local Asians wanted dismantled because it was such a mess?

    Replies: @stillCARealist, @Forbes

    Isn’t the very definition of a homeless encampment “a mess”?

  122. @OilcanFloyd
    @Thomm

    I wonder if Ron knows how much a gallon of milk costs?

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Thomm

    Heh!

  123. @Reg Cæsar

    For example, the Don’t Mess with Texas campaign launched in 1984 seems to have been quite successful in getting male Texans to not throw beer cans out the windows of their pickups.
     
    Because it didn't preach down. Instead, it recruited respected he-man personalities, all local, to remind the young men who looked up to them (and were a prime littering demographic) that throwing trash on highways was bad manners. And manners are important there.

    Now, if somebody would do that about street spitting...

    https://p1.liveauctioneers.com/5647/108961/55892782_1_x.jpg?version=1&width=512&format=pjpg&auto=webp&quality=50

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @newrouter, @CrunchybutRealistCon, @Inquiring Mind

    Walking on a college campus in the City of Ulyanov (formerly the People’s Republic of Madison, but I was told on iSteve that they changed the name because James Madison held fellow humans in bondage), a visitor needs to dodge a minefield of sidewalk spittle, and it is worse in winter when it freezes.

    And the population is largely white-ethnic, with only token representation from the peripheral democratic republics, although there is a substantial contingent of our socialist brethren from China who are nicotine-users.

    As a child, I never knew what the prohibition against spitting was about, but since then I learned that oral tobacco products stimulate copious saliva production. I guess cigarettes were once regarded as a “cleaner” mode of tobacco use, but chewing tobacco, snuff, or whatever other oral product enjoys a tremendous resurgence among the current members of the Komsomol, which I guess is the socialist counterpart to 4-H?

    I suppose the youth of the racial stock of the Rodina does not take pride in their surroundings? This is truly sad.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    @Inquiring Mind

    Years ago I worked as a hod carrier with a tobacco chewing guy from N Texas. I still remember grabbing the odd 2x12 to put up on the scaffold and putting my hand in a loogie of tobacco spit.

  124. @Tiny Duck.
    Ignorant racism from dumb white guys is not just unspeakable... it’s illegal.

    Enjoy your hate speech from prison. Don’t drop the soap or else Bubba’s gonna get ya.

    Replies: @TTSSYF, @Alfa158

    Wait, I thought we ARE Bubba!?

  125. @AnotherDad
    @Anon


    To be fair, he called them dirty, not litterbugs.
     
    No he did not. Reading is not that hard.

    He didn't call anybody anything. He said quite clearly that mass low skill immigration is making our nation poorer, dirtier and more divided.

    Our country’s economy is becoming more automated and tech-centered by the day, it’s obvious that we need more scientists and skilled engineers. But that’s not what we’re getting. Instead, we’re getting waves of people with high school educations or less. Nice people, no one doubts that. But as an economic matter, this is insane.

    It’s indefensible so nobody even tries to defend it. Instead, our leaders demand that you shut up and accept this. We have a moral obligation to admit the world’s poor, they tell us, even if it makes our own country poor and dirtier and more divided.
     
    This is a typical leftist propaganda hissy. For some, true believers--again all feelings driven--the word "dirty" sent them over the edge. "Dirty! .... how dare you! ... blah, blah, blah." But for most it's just point and sputter. Most of course refusing to actually quote what Tucker actually said. Wemple's the exception because he's sort of dim and wants to challenge Tucker's "micharacterization" comments. But most outlets will claim "Tucker called immigrants dirty", rather than quoting what he said, because they do not want people thinking very hard about what he said ... because it's true!

    ~~~

    BTW even when you call someone "dirty" there are clearly two (or three) different meanings.
    -- Personal hygenie. They or their clothes really are "dirty". This was quite common back in the day, but in modern America with ubiquitous hot+cold running water, isn't the typical issue today.
    -- Doesn't pick up after himself. Trashes out the joint. This is the common usage today. For example, if you call your roomate "dirty" it usually means, they don't clean up--leave dishes, don't vaccuum, don't clean the bathroom, leave their clothes and crap around.
    -- Then there's the sexual/mental stuff.

    Even if Tucker had actually called immigrants dirty, most Americans would think both but understand this "take home" problem as primarily #2. They can get soap and water and clean off the dust and grime from the carravan, but people who leave trash around will keep leaving trash around.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Anon

    The increased dirtiness of America isn’t just due to litter. It’s due to once vanished diseases that are now making a comeback. Food-borne illness outbreaks due to the poor hygiene of food workers. Lice-ridden motels and hotels. Poorly maintained motels and hotels (so often run by Indians, nowadays). Broken-down looking neighborhoods full of single-occupancy homes turned into flop-houses.

    What Carlson said about it being a “dirtier America” is perfectly true. And a lot of it is directly due to immigration. He has nothing to apologize for.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    @Mr. Anon


    The increased dirtiness of America isn’t just due to litter. It’s due to once vanished diseases that are now making a comeback.
     
    Yep, and the CDC has been downplaying the resurgence of these diseases especially in the Southwest, because then they would have to explain who and where they came from. So much easier to rattle on about gun violence and how to fudge pack safely.
  126. @Diversity Heretic
    Just imagine if Tucker Carlson had mentioned the diseases that Central Americans are bringing into the United States, as discussed in a recent column on this site by Ilana Mercer.

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @Corn, @Achmed E. Newman

    Brenda Walker, a conservative Californian, has been all over this stuff at VDare.com for years. She is kind of like the “human factors” columnist there. If you’ve been reading that site for as long as I have, there’s almost nothing about the immigration invasion and its problems that you wouldn’t have already read about. However, Tucker Carlson is ON TV, so … (for me, on youtube). I’m still amazed he’s on. Godspeed, Tucker Carlson!

  127. @Colin Wright
    'Dershowitz said he disliked advertiser boycotts, but that he felt “compelled” to tell Carlson that he disagreed with his comments and wish he “hadn’t used that language.”...'

    There is the minor detail that what Carlson said is probably true.

    Refraining from lttering is learned behavior, and there's a curve societies follow. At the start, they're like Morocco. Morocco is quite tidy; not because of some refined sensibility but because it is so dirt poor that it's worth someone's while to scavenge rvery scrap of plastic, metal, glass, or paper.

    Then we advance to Turkey; mighty fine country, but there are literally drifts of empty plastic water bottles, etc. It simply doesn't occur to many that they shouldn't toss the bottle in the roadside ditch when they're done, and it's no longer worth anyone's while to pick it up.

    Finally we reach the dizzying heights of Sweden et al: affluent and clean.

    That, however, is not our natural condition. When my future wife arrived here as a teenager from El Salvador, her step-father took her to MacDonald's, and as they drove back home, she just blithely tossed the hamburger wrapper out the window when she finished. Her step-father had to tell her that 'we don't do that here in America.'

    So I imagine immigrants from poorer countries do litter a lot. I don't think that because I think they're bad people; I think it because I'm fairly sure not littering would be a habit they haven't acquired.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Achmed E. Newman

    It reminds me of a place in China we stayed at. The Dad was on the porch (such as it was) and yelled something in Chinese (of course) to a kid who had just thrown a bottle down in the road. OK, it was a 5 ft. wide alley, but it was a road to them! I am no expert in Mandarin, but something tells me what he said was “pick up your garbage!” The kid, being a somewhat obedient sort, picked it up and put it on top of a big pile of trash about 50 ft away. It was a pile meant to be collected, but as un-orderly as China is, it was just a big damn mess itself. “What’s the difference?” I said, in English.

    • LOL: jim jones
  128. @Achmed E. Newman
    @Mr. Anon

    Avoid China in your travels.

    Achmed E. Newman, travel agent. No charge this time.

    Replies: @Hail

    Dear Mr. Achmed E. Newman, iSteve Volunteer Travel Agent,

    I have a friend considering a trip to Malaysia w/ long stopover in Israel. Advice?

  129. @Anon7
    OT: Is it just me, or has the mainstream media hired a bunch of click-hungry amateur bloggers to write their headlines?

    Trump unleashed: Mattis exit paves way for global chaos (CNN)

    ‘A tailspin’: Under siege, Trump propels the government and markets into crisis (WaPo)

    The Year in Trump Freakouts (New Yorker)

    As advisers leave, Trump's guardrails come off (AP)

    Mattis Puts Trump’s Presidency in Peril (Bloomberg)


     

    Or is the Swamp starting to feel the drain?

    Replies: @Forbes

    Relying on purveyors of propaganda to report news might be the definition of insanity–hoping to be informed, relentlessly disappointed with indoctrination.

    Though, in fairness, “The Year in Trump Freakouts” would describe media on a daily basis–though I doubt that it does.

    If you’re just now discovering “click-hungry” as the definition of mainstream media, I have to ask, how was your hibernation…

  130. Sorry, Hail, I have no advice for you, as I’ve not been to those 2 places. As an iSteve commenter, I wear many hats, but:

    a) I am joking lots of the time.
    b) If I’m not joking, you should know that.
    c) I will not weat the pink pussy hat … not agonna go there … wouldn’t be prudient.

    I have been to China, so no kidding about the loogies. I swear, it sounds weird, but to me, even our dirt in America is cleaner than the dirt in China. They’ve had just too many people for too long.

    • Replies: @Hail
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Note, Malaysia passport front page:

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B8Sup7OIQAAk_Gs.jpg


    This passport is valid for all countries except: Israel
     
    -

    (For the record I was also joking; I can happily say that I have no such friend who would go to Malaysia via Israel. Or anywhere via Israel, afaik.)

    Replies: @GermanReader2

  131. @OilcanFloyd
    @Thomm

    I wonder if Ron knows how much a gallon of milk costs?

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Thomm

    Considering how heavily he advocated for a high minimum wage (despite simultaneously being a ‘Republican’), the answer to your question might be complex.

  132. @haddox
    @istevefan

    "And the corollary: Jews are the most favorably treated minority of all, therefore they are the most difficult and dangerous." --Tanstaafl

    Auster's weak-ass response to Tan's concise logic was a real wake up call for me back then (now 11 years ago).

    Auster did come clean a bit as he faced death.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @haddox

    I remember that. It was fascinating to see his blindness over this. He was unable to see that his law applied to his own people as well as to others.

  133. @Almost Missouri
    @AnotherDad

    Lol. Yeah, I don't remember much of what Mad Men I saw, but I do remember that scene precisely because it was such an epigrammatic distillation of the Prestige Media Project: everything traditional American was corrupt, toxic and evil; redemption is only available through our diverse-rainbow-homo-enlightened future.

    Replies: @Forbes

    The premise of the show was to flatter the viewer’s ego as far superior to, within living memory, a clearly by-gone era. Exaggeration was used to emphasize especially small differences and distinctions in order to claim today’s moral high ground–for people who find morality preachy and stifling, except when shoving it down someone else’s throat as a show of power and dominance.

    As I’ve often written, the mantra of the zeitgeist is “everything before yesterday was wrong.” True enlightenment has only just occurred, thanks to the benighted souls working in media.

    • Agree: Almost Missouri, Kylie
  134. @RonaldB
    @Svigor

    "you don’t get as woke as Tucker and then back down..."

    Remember the scene in "The Wire"? McNulty's judge friend, mentor assured him "I got your back. Who's your daddy?". Then, the judge left McNulty out on a limb. It turned out the judge's reelection campaign would not be supported by the establishment until he saw reason.

    Tucker can be as "woke" as he likes, but if he wants to maintain a plush house in the DC suburbs and send his kids to the best schools, he'll run into a concrete barrier, sooner or later, probably sooner. The real journalists of today either live on a shoestring, or are lucky enough, or talented enough, to be supported through independent means, such as authoring books or receiving contributions.

    If Tucker was stupid enough to get a large mortgage that squeezes him each month, he'll cave. If he was smart enough to keep his (financial) powder dry, he has more options.

    Replies: @Marat, @Forbes

    Fortunately, Tucker is independently wealthy (but lives a pretty normal lifestyle). It is amazing he has been sticking his neck out for months. I suspect he’s prepared to see this to the end simply because he didn’t have to go out on a limb in the first place. He really is doing his part. (Coulter too.)

    He is PISSED, knowing the elites have destroyed the country and there’s no easy way back now. Shutting down all acceptable means of dissent is a dangerous move – just the sort of wreckless desparate measure a flabby effete ruling class pulls without the slightest regard for history. He might have gotten into a lather writing Ship of Fools.

    I was listening in another room on Friday night, and knew as soon as he said that sentence that it was the magic bullet that sponsor employees and sport censors were studiously waiting for. Context now matters in the same way facts have come to matter – not much.

    By the way, does anyone know what “comprehensive immigration reform” is? It sounds like “we need ‘murder reform’” because there are too many murders.

    • Replies: @anon
    @Marat


    By the way, does anyone know what “comprehensive immigration reform” is? It sounds like “we need ‘murder reform’” because there are too many murders.
     
    its code from the left for amnesty
  135. @RonaldB
    @Svigor

    "you don’t get as woke as Tucker and then back down..."

    Remember the scene in "The Wire"? McNulty's judge friend, mentor assured him "I got your back. Who's your daddy?". Then, the judge left McNulty out on a limb. It turned out the judge's reelection campaign would not be supported by the establishment until he saw reason.

    Tucker can be as "woke" as he likes, but if he wants to maintain a plush house in the DC suburbs and send his kids to the best schools, he'll run into a concrete barrier, sooner or later, probably sooner. The real journalists of today either live on a shoestring, or are lucky enough, or talented enough, to be supported through independent means, such as authoring books or receiving contributions.

    If Tucker was stupid enough to get a large mortgage that squeezes him each month, he'll cave. If he was smart enough to keep his (financial) powder dry, he has more options.

    Replies: @Marat, @Forbes

    The real journalists of today either live on a shoestring, or …

    Huh? Carlson has been on cable TV almost continuously since 2000. Prime time show hosts/co-hosts generally have 7-figure contracts. Shoestring doesn’t even come into play.

    Shoe-leather reporters for the Middletown Daily Record are of the shoestring sort…

    • Agree: Autochthon
    • Replies: @RonaldB
    @Forbes

    I mean real reporters, the ones that don't flinch from anything. I don't mean to denigrate Carlson, who does a fantastic job. But the topics he shies away from: racial and genetic differences in ability, Islamic doctrine of jihad, Islamic hatred of the kafir, genetic differences between sexes, criminality associated with tribes and races, not just culture.

    These types of reporters by definition are not going to be receiving the entertainment pay cable and broadcast personalities do. The real reporters are people like Lauren Southern, Faith Goldie, almost anyone at Vdare, the web owners of Gates of Vienna, Jihad Watch, Stefan Molyneux etc, etc.

    Real reporters by their nature point out the cracks and flaws in society and the common views of society. Ann Coulter is in this category; she also is independently wealthy from her publishing.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Rob McX

  136. @International Jew
    Tucker woulda been in the clear if he'd said "littered" instead of "dirtier". I know it's bs but that's the reality.

    Good ol' Dersh, American liberalism has left him behind with very little to like but he has to hang on to a few last sentimental threads. Out of respect for the dead or something. He upbraided Laura Ingraham exactly like that, also over immigration.

    I'm sure that in his heart Dersh can tell the difference between Honduran gangbangers and Albert Einstein, or between the different effects German Jews and Dominicans had on New York's Washington Heights neighborhood. And that a brown America is not at all good for the Jews.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Mr McKenna, @Alec Leamas, @SMK

    Because Tucker and Laure and most whites had immigrant ancestors who moved legally to the U.S., they’re morally behooved to not only support but cheer an invasion of tens of millions of legal and illegal aliens fro the Third-World that will soon transform the U.S. into a nonwhite-majority hell-hole and dystopia ruled by blacks and browns and guilt-ridden and self-hating but virtuous and morally superior white leftist totalitarians.

    White gentiles who support this invasion are driven by guilt and masochism and self-loathing, alleviated by and combined with a sense of virtue and moral superiority over “the basket of deplorables,”all the “irredeemables,” the “racists” and “nativists” and “xenophobes” and Iislamophobes,” even “Nazis” and “fascists,” who voted for Trump. Jews such a Dershowitz, in contrast, are motivated by ignorance and sentimentality. Dershowitz was teary-eyes as he chastised Tucker.

    And both gentile and Jewish leftists and liberals are motivated by fanatical and totalitarian “anti-racism, which is now a quasi-religion whose dogmas are sacrosanct and cannot be opposed or criticized or questioned without increasingly harsher punishments, imminently by “hate speech” laws.

  137. Tucker’s segment involved Mike Flynn, not illegal immigration, and Dershowitz just sequed into it immediately and proceeded to upbraid Tucker’s for his segment on the littering Latino caravan. This was a great example of how Jews try to control thoughts and speech of the goys and shame their opponents into apologizing for telling the truth. Tucker did push back but I wished he would have pushed back harder as not only was the claim that the caravan is leaving a mess in its wake an “empirically valid criticism” but it was also empirically true and he should have fired back that Dershowitz was in effect saying that you can’t tell the truth where it concerns brown skinned illegal aliens.

    For Dershowitz to liken the filthy and criminal caravanners to my paternal great grandparents who came from Europe legally through Ellis Island is an insult as I’m sure it is for many other European immigrants who came legally,disease free and with the best of intentions.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    @KenH

    I'd like to see Tucker ask the Dersh about the sweetheart no-prosecution deal he helped draft for Jeffrey Epstein. I'd like to see him ask Ken Starr about it too.

    , @Anonymous
    @KenH

    Anti-Semites used to accuse Jewish immigrants of spreading disease, notably polio.

  138. @CrunchybutRealistCon
    @Reg Cæsar

    The littering problem associated with Illegal Aliens was well characterised by Victor Davis Hanson in his "Mexifornia" book. It gives details, which I'd concur on, of how Illegals dump stuff like old mattresses, bags of trash, junk furniture out of the backs of pickup trucks onto the sides of remote dirt roads in rural California.
    This shouldn't be surprising as Hispanic litter habits in MX & Central America are appalling. Like a frickin plastic & junk food packaging apocalypse.

    Replies: @Forbes, @Jim Don Bob, @ThreeCranes

    I have only been to the Mexico border towns of Nuevo Laredo and Tijuana, and I was amazed at the amount of trash that was everywhere.

    • Replies: @anon
    @Jim Don Bob

    they breed like rabbits

  139. @Achmed E. Newman
    Sorry, Hail, I have no advice for you, as I've not been to those 2 places. As an iSteve commenter, I wear many hats, but:

    a) I am joking lots of the time.
    b) If I'm not joking, you should know that.
    c) I will not weat the pink pussy hat ... not agonna go there ... wouldn't be prudient.

    I have been to China, so no kidding about the loogies. I swear, it sounds weird, but to me, even our dirt in America is cleaner than the dirt in China. They've had just too many people for too long.

    Replies: @Hail

    Note, Malaysia passport front page:

    This passport is valid for all countries except: Israel

    (For the record I was also joking; I can happily say that I have no such friend who would go to Malaysia via Israel. Or anywhere via Israel, afaik.)

    • Replies: @GermanReader2
    @Hail

    If you want to travel to both Israel and Muslim countries I would advise you to get two travel passports, because there are some countries, that do not accept visitors that have visa stamps of Israel in their passports. About a decade ago I flew to Indonesia via Kuwait. When I picked up my ticket at the airline counter in germany, my passport was searched for visa stamps from Israel. The employee of the airline told me, that Kuwait did not accept traveller's who had been to Israel (even though I just wanted to change flights there).

  140. @Inquiring Mind
    @Reg Cæsar

    Walking on a college campus in the City of Ulyanov (formerly the People's Republic of Madison, but I was told on iSteve that they changed the name because James Madison held fellow humans in bondage), a visitor needs to dodge a minefield of sidewalk spittle, and it is worse in winter when it freezes.

    And the population is largely white-ethnic, with only token representation from the peripheral democratic republics, although there is a substantial contingent of our socialist brethren from China who are nicotine-users.

    As a child, I never knew what the prohibition against spitting was about, but since then I learned that oral tobacco products stimulate copious saliva production. I guess cigarettes were once regarded as a "cleaner" mode of tobacco use, but chewing tobacco, snuff, or whatever other oral product enjoys a tremendous resurgence among the current members of the Komsomol, which I guess is the socialist counterpart to 4-H?

    I suppose the youth of the racial stock of the Rodina does not take pride in their surroundings? This is truly sad.

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob

    Years ago I worked as a hod carrier with a tobacco chewing guy from N Texas. I still remember grabbing the odd 2×12 to put up on the scaffold and putting my hand in a loogie of tobacco spit.

  141. @Mr. Anon
    @AnotherDad

    The increased dirtiness of America isn't just due to litter. It's due to once vanished diseases that are now making a comeback. Food-borne illness outbreaks due to the poor hygiene of food workers. Lice-ridden motels and hotels. Poorly maintained motels and hotels (so often run by Indians, nowadays). Broken-down looking neighborhoods full of single-occupancy homes turned into flop-houses.

    What Carlson said about it being a "dirtier America" is perfectly true. And a lot of it is directly due to immigration. He has nothing to apologize for.

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob

    The increased dirtiness of America isn’t just due to litter. It’s due to once vanished diseases that are now making a comeback.

    Yep, and the CDC has been downplaying the resurgence of these diseases especially in the Southwest, because then they would have to explain who and where they came from. So much easier to rattle on about gun violence and how to fudge pack safely.

  142. @the one they call Desanex
    With apologies to Rodgers and Hart:

    I get pricklike and weinery
    When trash ruins the scenery
    Of my mountain greenery home.

    Hey, you, Mister Beaner, re-
    turn back to your beanery,
    Or do like Romans when you’re in Rome.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qu0eCB4NYJw

    Replies: @the one they call Desanex

    Sung to the tune of Marvin Gaye’s “Inner City Blues”:

    Caravan
    Wetbacks
    Bad breaks
    Setbacks
    Natural
    Facts is
    Aw, honey they don’t use prophy-
    Laxis.

    Make me wanna holler,
    Throw up both my hands.

  143. @War for Blair Mountain
    @Peter Akuleyev

    There is no economic case for importing into America the majority nonwhite highly racialized Democratic Party Voting Bloc...not even one....so they can vote The Historic Native Born White American Working Class Majority into a White Racial Foreigner within the borders of America.....

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    What the heck happened to your computer, WfBM? Did the CAPS LOCK key fly off? YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO FIND ANOTHER ONE ON EBAY:

    If not, please feel free to take these ones at no cost to you: (ctrl-C, then ctrl-V to insert into your next comment):

    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

    OH, AND HERE’S ANOTHER ONE: AGREED!

  144. @dearieme
    You shouldn't have let the Irish in in the 19th century and then Edward Kennedy couldn't have buggered up your immigration system to let all those other deplorables in.

    Replies: @Art Deco, @Hippopotamusdrome, @snorlax

    Kennedy in 1965 was a back bench legislator without much influence, the family Fredo overshadowed by his more disciplined brother (who was also less vulnerable to extortion). During the 1970s, his signature issue was national health insurance. One of his opponents pointed out that his preferred plan never got out of the subcommittee, and he was chairman of the subcommittee. The ‘Lion of the Senate’ hoo ha came later, indubitably propagated by his partners in waitress-sandwich-making.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Art Deco


    Kennedy in 1965 was a back bench legislator without much influence...
     
    He was the frontman, playing Daltrey to the Hart-Celler Townshends. But Hart was Irish as well. So it was still a green-blue alliance.
  145. @dearieme
    You shouldn't have let the Irish in in the 19th century and then Edward Kennedy couldn't have buggered up your immigration system to let all those other deplorables in.

    Replies: @Art Deco, @Hippopotamusdrome, @snorlax

    You shouldn’t have let the Irish in

    Aye, Begorrah! Tis like a second potato famine!

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Hippopotamusdrome


    Aye, Begorrah! Tis like a second potato famine!
     
    Perhaps they could get reparations from Peru?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_potato#South_America
  146. Anon[141] • Disclaimer says:
    @AnotherDad
    @Anon


    To be fair, he called them dirty, not litterbugs.
     
    No he did not. Reading is not that hard.

    He didn't call anybody anything. He said quite clearly that mass low skill immigration is making our nation poorer, dirtier and more divided.

    Our country’s economy is becoming more automated and tech-centered by the day, it’s obvious that we need more scientists and skilled engineers. But that’s not what we’re getting. Instead, we’re getting waves of people with high school educations or less. Nice people, no one doubts that. But as an economic matter, this is insane.

    It’s indefensible so nobody even tries to defend it. Instead, our leaders demand that you shut up and accept this. We have a moral obligation to admit the world’s poor, they tell us, even if it makes our own country poor and dirtier and more divided.
     
    This is a typical leftist propaganda hissy. For some, true believers--again all feelings driven--the word "dirty" sent them over the edge. "Dirty! .... how dare you! ... blah, blah, blah." But for most it's just point and sputter. Most of course refusing to actually quote what Tucker actually said. Wemple's the exception because he's sort of dim and wants to challenge Tucker's "micharacterization" comments. But most outlets will claim "Tucker called immigrants dirty", rather than quoting what he said, because they do not want people thinking very hard about what he said ... because it's true!

    ~~~

    BTW even when you call someone "dirty" there are clearly two (or three) different meanings.
    -- Personal hygenie. They or their clothes really are "dirty". This was quite common back in the day, but in modern America with ubiquitous hot+cold running water, isn't the typical issue today.
    -- Doesn't pick up after himself. Trashes out the joint. This is the common usage today. For example, if you call your roomate "dirty" it usually means, they don't clean up--leave dishes, don't vaccuum, don't clean the bathroom, leave their clothes and crap around.
    -- Then there's the sexual/mental stuff.

    Even if Tucker had actually called immigrants dirty, most Americans would think both but understand this "take home" problem as primarily #2. They can get soap and water and clean off the dust and grime from the carravan, but people who leave trash around will keep leaving trash around.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Anon

    Hey, cool down. I totally support Tucker. I think Mexican immigrants are both dirty and litterbugs, and some of them are rapists. I think 100 percent of illegal aliens should be thrown out, permanently, PATCOed, all 12 or 22 million of them, by self-deportation or force, and they should be ineligible for reentry in the future, even for humanitarian medical care.

    But Steve’s title here is pushing it. Tucker didn’t say litter and I don’t think he meant it. If, as Steve suugests, Tucker genuinely has some sort of targeted, fetishistic litter phobia. then he’s pretty weird and should keep it to himself in contexts where it could be misconstrued.

  147. Following NY Route 104 west to east along the Apple Trail, we stopped at a roadside stand to buy varietal apples and cider. I used the restroom, which had a cartoon character official poster on the wall that showed how to use the toilet and to dispose of your used TP in the toilet, not in the waste basket or on the floor. Poster is for guest workers.

  148. @KenH
    Tucker's segment involved Mike Flynn, not illegal immigration, and Dershowitz just sequed into it immediately and proceeded to upbraid Tucker's for his segment on the littering Latino caravan. This was a great example of how Jews try to control thoughts and speech of the goys and shame their opponents into apologizing for telling the truth. Tucker did push back but I wished he would have pushed back harder as not only was the claim that the caravan is leaving a mess in its wake an "empirically valid criticism" but it was also empirically true and he should have fired back that Dershowitz was in effect saying that you can't tell the truth where it concerns brown skinned illegal aliens.

    For Dershowitz to liken the filthy and criminal caravanners to my paternal great grandparents who came from Europe legally through Ellis Island is an insult as I'm sure it is for many other European immigrants who came legally,disease free and with the best of intentions.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Anonymous

    I’d like to see Tucker ask the Dersh about the sweetheart no-prosecution deal he helped draft for Jeffrey Epstein. I’d like to see him ask Ken Starr about it too.

  149. @Lot
    Major good news:

    https://www.vox.com/2018/12/20/18150103/asylum-mexico-trump-border

    The asylum caravaners will have to wait in Mexico!

    Since 95% of them don't actually try to gain asylum, but instead try their chances at "catch and release" this could end the problem.

    And it is being done with the Mexican government's cooperation.

    By not allowing new asylum applicants into the USA from Mexico, this also means more detention beds for current catch and released applicants.

    Between this and the reversal of the shutdown capitulation, Trump got his mojo back.

    http://img.4plebs.org/boards/pol/image/1463/88/1463889728102.gif

    Replies: @Lot, @Mr. Anon

    Major good news:

    https://www.vox.com/2018/12/20/18150103/asylum-mexico-trump-border

    Against that:

    Supreme Court rejects Trump plea to enforce asylum ban

    Once again, thank you John Roberts. (and when I say “thank”, I have another word in mind).

    Bush Supreme Court picks – the gift that keeps on giving.

  150. @stillCARealist
    @J.Ross

    I have to admit. I've never known a right-wing pot smoker. It's beer for them all the way down.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @J.Ross, @Colin Wright, @snorlax

    I have to admit. I’ve never known a right-wing pot smoker. It’s beer for them all the way down.

    Jeff Sessions once joked that he thought the KKK was just fine till he heard they smoked pot. When this came out later, he simply stated it was meant in good humor, and saw no need to apologize.

  151. @Art Deco
    @dearieme

    Kennedy in 1965 was a back bench legislator without much influence, the family Fredo overshadowed by his more disciplined brother (who was also less vulnerable to extortion). During the 1970s, his signature issue was national health insurance. One of his opponents pointed out that his preferred plan never got out of the subcommittee, and he was chairman of the subcommittee. The 'Lion of the Senate' hoo ha came later, indubitably propagated by his partners in waitress-sandwich-making.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Kennedy in 1965 was a back bench legislator without much influence…

    He was the frontman, playing Daltrey to the Hart-Celler Townshends. But Hart was Irish as well. So it was still a green-blue alliance.

  152. @jim jones
    @donut

    Every time I hear a bunch of Indians jabbering away in their "language" I have the urge to tell them "Speak English".

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Every time I hear a bunch of Indians jabbering away in their “language” I have the urge to tell them “Speak English”.

    Unfortunately, many of them can do so better than our neighbors. English is not a foreign language to them; it’s an official one back home.

    And few would understand them anyway when they calculate “lakhs” of this and “crores” of that. They’re like the Danes. If the throaty accent doesn’t drive the Swedes and Norwegians away, all they have to do is start counting:

    https://www.languagesandnumbers.com/how-to-count-in-danish/en/dan/#a-vigesimal-system-still-alive

    They partied like it was en tusind ni hundrede og nioghalvfems.

  153. @The Alarmist
    Carlson is a, plain and simple, a heretic. He would get less grief for discussing the bathroom requirements of Jesus Christ himself rather than his dissing of our true Saviours.

    Happy Christmas, Tucker: May Lord Soros have mercy on your troubled soul.

    Replies: @Ragno

    Indeed! Merry Christmas to you and yours, Tucker!

  154. @Hippopotamusdrome
    @dearieme



    You shouldn’t have let the Irish in

     

    Aye, Begorrah! Tis like a second potato famine!

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Aye, Begorrah! Tis like a second potato famine!

    Perhaps they could get reparations from Peru?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_potato#South_America

  155. @Hail
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Note, Malaysia passport front page:

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B8Sup7OIQAAk_Gs.jpg


    This passport is valid for all countries except: Israel
     
    -

    (For the record I was also joking; I can happily say that I have no such friend who would go to Malaysia via Israel. Or anywhere via Israel, afaik.)

    Replies: @GermanReader2

    If you want to travel to both Israel and Muslim countries I would advise you to get two travel passports, because there are some countries, that do not accept visitors that have visa stamps of Israel in their passports. About a decade ago I flew to Indonesia via Kuwait. When I picked up my ticket at the airline counter in germany, my passport was searched for visa stamps from Israel. The employee of the airline told me, that Kuwait did not accept traveller’s who had been to Israel (even though I just wanted to change flights there).

  156. @Anonymous
    @Rob McX

    A few months ago I read a lengthy piece in the Financial Times about the looming specter of worker shortages in Slovakia, mainly in its booming auto sector(from what I understand, no economy on the planet is more dependent on car-manufacturing and its supporting industries than that of Slovakia).

    It covered how, thanks to Slovakia's combination of low(by European standards) wages, EU membership, location and skill, it had attracted scads of manufacturing jobs, but that this growth was threatened in the long term by worker shortages(or what most of the planet calls rising wages). The answer, needless to say, was more immigration. It didn't really specify from where, though given Slovakia's shared cultural and linguistic heritage with places like Ukraine, Russia and the former Yugoslavia, these might make more obvious choices than say, Zimbabwe. That some expat Slovaks might be willing to come home to higher wages was not raised, nor was the fact that many of the jobs currently done in Slovak factories might be automated in the next few decades.

    All in all a pretty standard article. But what really struck me was that almost none of the experts the writer talked to about policies that could irrevocably change the face of Slovakia were actual Slovaks. Of the five or so interviewed, all but one were German auto executives. Only at the very end did the Financial Times get a couple of short, non-committal comments from a Slovak of any stripe(in this case I believe he was a politician).

    These people are basically locusts. If left to their own devices, they'll consume everything a country has to offer, then when that's no longer sufficient they'll import some foreigners, not caring for a second if the people they import are orders of magnitude more likely to rape and kill than the natives. When the whole place is so utterly dysfunctional that it no longer suits their purposes, they'll move on to some greener land, leaving the country as a whole devastated.

    Of course if Slovakia says no, then when Mercedes and company finally do leave, the country still be Slovakia. If Slovakia says yes, Mercedes will finally end up leaving anyway, but when they do Bratislava will be Kabul on the Danube.

    The other possibility that never gets raised is that if Western countries do make the biggest mistake in their history and severely curtail immigration, even in the absolute worst-case scenario it's a problem with an easy fix. Just start immigration back up again. If countries like France and Germany stop all non-European immigration for say, thirty years, and at the end of that time they find that they really are worse off, just as the globalists predicted, and that roving rape gangs and terrorist attacks really are worth it when you consider all of mass immigration's benefits, they can just open the doors again. Thanks to African and sub-continental fecundity, it's not like they'll be a shortage of potential immigrants in 2050.

    So western countries are faced with a situation where the price of erring on the side of caution is basically some inconvenience and even this is completely reversible in the long term. The benefits of not being cautious are a bunch of things you could have had anyway, but only if the greatest experiment in human nature since the Russian Revolution has the desired outcome. Otherwise you lose everything. If a physician planned treatment options this way, he'd lose his license, but we're supposed to run our countries this way.

    Replies: @anon

    A few months ago I read a lengthy piece in the Financial Times about the looming specter of worker shortages in Slovakia, mainly in its booming auto sector

    translation: tightwad business owners dont want to pay an honest wage

  157. @Jim Don Bob
    @CrunchybutRealistCon

    I have only been to the Mexico border towns of Nuevo Laredo and Tijuana, and I was amazed at the amount of trash that was everywhere.

    Replies: @anon

    they breed like rabbits

  158. @Peter Akuleyev
    But as an economic matter, this is insane.

    Tucker is arguably wrong about that. Automation and AI is actually replacing skilled labor: welders, accountants, paralegals, programmers, personal assistants, and potentially truck drivers. Automation is unable to replace gardeners, domestic servants, nannies, construction workers, etc. So from the point of view of the elite, our current immigration policy makes sense. Our economy needs less people with IQs in the 95-110 range, but can continue to absorb docile people with 85 IQs. Morlocks and Eloi here we come.

    Replies: @TTSSYF, @Charles Erwin Wilson, @War for Blair Mountain, @AnotherDad, @Dave Pinsen

    Automation can certainly replace all those lower IQ jobs; in fact, it’s already started. Leaf blowers, for example, aside from being obnoxiously loud, reduce the demand for landscapers: you’d probably need 2 or 3 times as many men using rakes and brooms.

    Landscaping is one area where I’m a Luddite. Ban anything powered, including lawnmowers and edge trimmers too. Hire more Americans to do the work quietly.

    • Replies: @ThreeCranes
    @Dave Pinsen

    Agree. Leaf blowers just blow the debris from the lawn onto the street from where speeding cars can whoosh it back onto lawns, but not before the ensuing dust storm has left a layer of abrasive grit all over the your car's windows and fancy finish.

    So, not only do we have to endure the obnoxious noise but must suffer dusty streets and cars as well. But hey, the lawn contractor got out quick, externalizing his costs which the rest of us now bear, so all's well.

    , @Harry Baldwin
    @Dave Pinsen

    One thing I hate about the Latino landscapers is that they park their pickup and trailer right on the side of the road, blithely blocking one lane of the two-lane roads in my suburban area. Residents normally pull into the driveway, but the landscapers seem to have carte blanche to block half the road.

    Replies: @Dave Pinsen

    , @Anonymous
    @Dave Pinsen

    Electric lawn mowers would do more for pollution than electric cars. GE's Elec-Trak electric lawn tractors were very good, one of the best products GE ever made. (Their TVs with compactrons sucked, their washers were mediocre. GE phono cartridges and light meters, though, were first rate.)

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

    GE should have been busted up in the eighties, but they are getting theirs now-too bad all the US blue collar stiffs are taking the brunt of it.

    Replies: @Dave Pinsen

  159. @KenH
    Tucker's segment involved Mike Flynn, not illegal immigration, and Dershowitz just sequed into it immediately and proceeded to upbraid Tucker's for his segment on the littering Latino caravan. This was a great example of how Jews try to control thoughts and speech of the goys and shame their opponents into apologizing for telling the truth. Tucker did push back but I wished he would have pushed back harder as not only was the claim that the caravan is leaving a mess in its wake an "empirically valid criticism" but it was also empirically true and he should have fired back that Dershowitz was in effect saying that you can't tell the truth where it concerns brown skinned illegal aliens.

    For Dershowitz to liken the filthy and criminal caravanners to my paternal great grandparents who came from Europe legally through Ellis Island is an insult as I'm sure it is for many other European immigrants who came legally,disease free and with the best of intentions.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Anonymous

    Anti-Semites used to accuse Jewish immigrants of spreading disease, notably polio.

  160. @CrunchybutRealistCon
    @Reg Cæsar

    The littering problem associated with Illegal Aliens was well characterised by Victor Davis Hanson in his "Mexifornia" book. It gives details, which I'd concur on, of how Illegals dump stuff like old mattresses, bags of trash, junk furniture out of the backs of pickup trucks onto the sides of remote dirt roads in rural California.
    This shouldn't be surprising as Hispanic litter habits in MX & Central America are appalling. Like a frickin plastic & junk food packaging apocalypse.

    Replies: @Forbes, @Jim Don Bob, @ThreeCranes

    When riding my bicycle in Albuquerque I could always tell when I entered a Mexican section of town by the amount of broken glass littering the roadway. It’s a sure telltale. Because of their childlike nature, Mexicans are enchanted by the sound of tinkling breaking glass giving nary a thought to tomorrow, when their streets will be littered with the shards.

    In the same vein, Mexico has an abundance of “Mofle” shops, muffler shops that specialize in reattaching mufflers and tailpipes to autos which have been sacrificed to Mexico’s pothole strewn roadways. They won’t make a social investment such as repaving a road which would remove the problem, instead, they’ll spend more money and an inordinate amount of time repairing the effects of their lack of foresight and thrift. It’s the Mexican–and soon to be American–Way.

  161. @Dave Pinsen
    @Peter Akuleyev

    Automation can certainly replace all those lower IQ jobs; in fact, it’s already started. Leaf blowers, for example, aside from being obnoxiously loud, reduce the demand for landscapers: you’d probably need 2 or 3 times as many men using rakes and brooms.

    Landscaping is one area where I’m a Luddite. Ban anything powered, including lawnmowers and edge trimmers too. Hire more Americans to do the work quietly.

    Replies: @ThreeCranes, @Harry Baldwin, @Anonymous

    Agree. Leaf blowers just blow the debris from the lawn onto the street from where speeding cars can whoosh it back onto lawns, but not before the ensuing dust storm has left a layer of abrasive grit all over the your car’s windows and fancy finish.

    So, not only do we have to endure the obnoxious noise but must suffer dusty streets and cars as well. But hey, the lawn contractor got out quick, externalizing his costs which the rest of us now bear, so all’s well.

    • Agree: Dave Pinsen
  162. @Marat
    @RonaldB

    Fortunately, Tucker is independently wealthy (but lives a pretty normal lifestyle). It is amazing he has been sticking his neck out for months. I suspect he’s prepared to see this to the end simply because he didn’t have to go out on a limb in the first place. He really is doing his part. (Coulter too.)

    He is PISSED, knowing the elites have destroyed the country and there’s no easy way back now. Shutting down all acceptable means of dissent is a dangerous move - just the sort of wreckless desparate measure a flabby effete ruling class pulls without the slightest regard for history. He might have gotten into a lather writing Ship of Fools.

    I was listening in another room on Friday night, and knew as soon as he said that sentence that it was the magic bullet that sponsor employees and sport censors were studiously waiting for. Context now matters in the same way facts have come to matter - not much.

    By the way, does anyone know what “comprehensive immigration reform” is? It sounds like “we need ‘murder reform’” because there are too many murders.

    Replies: @anon

    By the way, does anyone know what “comprehensive immigration reform” is? It sounds like “we need ‘murder reform’” because there are too many murders.

    its code from the left for amnesty

  163. Drive around Mexico, say from Acalpulco to Oaxaca, and you notice a strange annoying smell. It comes from the smoldering windrows of litter that line either side of the highway. Residents who are unfortunate enough to live beside Mexican highways suffer under a barrage of litter thrown from the windows of passing cars, trucks and buses. Their solution is to rake it into windrows and set it afire. Unfortunately, much of the litter is soggy or mixed with dirt and the piles don’t burn cleanly. Instead they smoke abominably and the stench is overpowering. Ahhh, Mexico.

  164. The problem with Prof. Dershowitz’s argument is that he is making an over-generalization. All immigrant groups are not the same. Compared to Jewish immigrants, Mexican immigrants like to litter more on average, Just visit LA and see.

  165. @haddox
    @istevefan

    "And the corollary: Jews are the most favorably treated minority of all, therefore they are the most difficult and dangerous." --Tanstaafl

    Auster's weak-ass response to Tan's concise logic was a real wake up call for me back then (now 11 years ago).

    Auster did come clean a bit as he faced death.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @haddox

    And should have added that Auster’s article on Jews (my second link) has a good section upfront on Dershowitz. See here
    http://www.amnation.com/vfr/archives/024334.html

  166. @stillCARealist
    @J.Ross

    I have to admit. I've never known a right-wing pot smoker. It's beer for them all the way down.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @J.Ross, @Colin Wright, @snorlax

    I’m almost the only person I know away from keyboard who has never been high on pot and does not habitually partake. I’ve tried it in two communal settings many years ago to be social, but nothing happened (supposedly you need to smoke it four times before it has any effect, which is one more reason to reject it), and I had no desire to have anything to do with it outside those settings. In one of those cases, after the criminal activity, I pulled aside one of the mates and suggested that he spring for a glass mechanism if he was going to keep doing this. At the time he was using a thin-walled plastic bottle as a combustion surface.
    I have heard that there are health benefits from two non-narcotic applications: reduce the material to a bitter, black, nearly solid tarball and suck on it, or frappé the raw plant like a wheatgrass smoothie. Neither yields hallucinations or euphoria, but elderly Canadian squares without degrees or licenses claim the tarball cures cancer. I will probably never try either, though, because I think that the present normlization is an enormous trap: all these idiots merrily putting their names onto government registries will learn in the future that decriminalization is not legalization, but incapacitation is unambiguous.

  167. @stillCARealist
    @J.Ross

    I have to admit. I've never known a right-wing pot smoker. It's beer for them all the way down.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @J.Ross, @Colin Wright, @snorlax

    ‘I have to admit. I’ve never known a right-wing pot smoker. It’s beer for them all the way down.’

    Well, umm…err…

  168. @istevefan
    It's Now Unspeakable to Mention That Illegal Aliens Litter a Lot

    The late Lawrence Auster described the phenomenon that accounts for this in his First Law of Majority-Minority Relations:

    The worse any designated minority or alien group behaves in a liberal society, the bigger become the lies of Political Correctness in covering up for that group.
     
    An addendum to this is Auster's corollary to his above first law:

    The more egregiously any non-Western or non-white group behaves, the more evil whites are made to appear for noticing and drawing rational conclusions about that group’s bad behavior.
     

    Replies: @haddox, @ben tillman

    An addendum to this is Auster’s corollary to his above first law:

    It was a brilliant observation, even if it turned out he didn’t actually believe it, or didn’t want his readers to believe it without exception.

  169. Why didn’t Dershowitz’s grandparents immigrate to Mexico rather than to the United States? Evidently, they preferred to live in an overwhelmingly white nation. But Dershowitz seeks to make America a much more Latin American nation, unlike the one his grandparents chose. Isn’t he dishonoring his grandparents by showing contempt for their choice?

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @Harry Baldwin

    Why didn’t Dershowitz’s grandparents immigrate to Mexico rather than to the United States? Evidently, they preferred to live in an overwhelmingly white nation.

    Per the Maddison Project, the per capita product in the United States was 4-6x that of Mexico during the span of years Dershowitz' grandparents migrated from the Hapsburg dominions to New York. The population of the United States also exceeded that of Mexico by a factor of 5. Much larger opportunity to earn a living here.

    Replies: @snorlax, @Harry Baldwin

  170. @Dave Pinsen
    @Peter Akuleyev

    Automation can certainly replace all those lower IQ jobs; in fact, it’s already started. Leaf blowers, for example, aside from being obnoxiously loud, reduce the demand for landscapers: you’d probably need 2 or 3 times as many men using rakes and brooms.

    Landscaping is one area where I’m a Luddite. Ban anything powered, including lawnmowers and edge trimmers too. Hire more Americans to do the work quietly.

    Replies: @ThreeCranes, @Harry Baldwin, @Anonymous

    One thing I hate about the Latino landscapers is that they park their pickup and trailer right on the side of the road, blithely blocking one lane of the two-lane roads in my suburban area. Residents normally pull into the driveway, but the landscapers seem to have carte blanche to block half the road.

    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
    @Harry Baldwin

    My building is near the bottom of a steep hill, so the parking lot behind it is sort of a concrete tub two stories high. Our landscapers leaf blow the parking lot, which carries the sound like an amphitheater.

  171. @Forbes
    @RonaldB


    The real journalists of today either live on a shoestring, or ...
     
    Huh? Carlson has been on cable TV almost continuously since 2000. Prime time show hosts/co-hosts generally have 7-figure contracts. Shoestring doesn't even come into play.

    Shoe-leather reporters for the Middletown Daily Record are of the shoestring sort...

    Replies: @RonaldB

    I mean real reporters, the ones that don’t flinch from anything. I don’t mean to denigrate Carlson, who does a fantastic job. But the topics he shies away from: racial and genetic differences in ability, Islamic doctrine of jihad, Islamic hatred of the kafir, genetic differences between sexes, criminality associated with tribes and races, not just culture.

    These types of reporters by definition are not going to be receiving the entertainment pay cable and broadcast personalities do. The real reporters are people like Lauren Southern, Faith Goldie, almost anyone at Vdare, the web owners of Gates of Vienna, Jihad Watch, Stefan Molyneux etc, etc.

    Real reporters by their nature point out the cracks and flaws in society and the common views of society. Ann Coulter is in this category; she also is independently wealthy from her publishing.

    • Agree: International Jew
    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    @RonaldB


    These types of reporters by definition are not going to be receiving the entertainment pay cable and broadcast personalities do. The real reporters are people like Lauren Southern, Faith Goldie, almost anyone at Vdare, the web owners of Gates of Vienna, Jihad Watch, Stefan Molyneux etc, etc.
     
    There's another reporter who fits that description. His name escapes me. Steve Something, I think.
    , @Rob McX
    @RonaldB


    I don’t mean to denigrate Carlson, who does a fantastic job. But the topics he shies away from: racial and genetic differences in ability, Islamic doctrine of jihad, Islamic hatred of the kafir, genetic differences between sexes, criminality associated with tribes and races, not just culture.
     
    As things stand, there's no way he could go that far on an MSM TV channel. There's a trade-off involved here - you stick within certain limits and reach an audience of millions, or go full race realist and end up consigned to a corner of the alt-right blogosphere for the rest of your days. I'm surprised Ann Coulter is still allowed to air her views on MSM, and I'm pretty sure she's as honest as it's possible to be without being banned by the media outlets.
  172. Nominally OT:

    Successful rapper Talib Kweli slams Nazi Germany’s failed Berlin Wall; “Walls didn’t work for Nazis so why build them here?”:

    https://twitter.com/TalibKweli/status/1076264241336930307

    Talib Kweli Greene‏
    Verified account
    @TalibKweli

    So, you’re unaware of the fact that nazi Germany had a wall called the Berlin Wall that was torn down in 1991 in order to foster humanity and diversity? Walls didn’t work for Nazis so why build them here? Build bridges not walls Nazi lover. @thefeltyperro

    Dec. 21, 2018

    Biographical note: Talib Kweli was born in 1975, raised in Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York, parents both employed by universities.

    [Talib Kweli’s] mother, Brenda Greene, is an English professor at Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York and his father an administrator at Adelphi University. His younger brother, Jamal Greene, is a professor of constitutional law at Columbia Law School

    • Replies: @Anon
    @Hail

    I'd suggest looking for crossinglinks between Mr Greene's tweets and the accounts of Titania McGrath and Godfrey Elfwick. Perhaps the comedic genius behind those two accounts decided he need to challenge himself by appropriating a black persona.

    Replies: @Hail

  173. @RonaldB
    @Forbes

    I mean real reporters, the ones that don't flinch from anything. I don't mean to denigrate Carlson, who does a fantastic job. But the topics he shies away from: racial and genetic differences in ability, Islamic doctrine of jihad, Islamic hatred of the kafir, genetic differences between sexes, criminality associated with tribes and races, not just culture.

    These types of reporters by definition are not going to be receiving the entertainment pay cable and broadcast personalities do. The real reporters are people like Lauren Southern, Faith Goldie, almost anyone at Vdare, the web owners of Gates of Vienna, Jihad Watch, Stefan Molyneux etc, etc.

    Real reporters by their nature point out the cracks and flaws in society and the common views of society. Ann Coulter is in this category; she also is independently wealthy from her publishing.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Rob McX

    These types of reporters by definition are not going to be receiving the entertainment pay cable and broadcast personalities do. The real reporters are people like Lauren Southern, Faith Goldie, almost anyone at Vdare, the web owners of Gates of Vienna, Jihad Watch, Stefan Molyneux etc, etc.

    There’s another reporter who fits that description. His name escapes me. Steve Something, I think.

  174. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @Dave Pinsen
    @Peter Akuleyev

    Automation can certainly replace all those lower IQ jobs; in fact, it’s already started. Leaf blowers, for example, aside from being obnoxiously loud, reduce the demand for landscapers: you’d probably need 2 or 3 times as many men using rakes and brooms.

    Landscaping is one area where I’m a Luddite. Ban anything powered, including lawnmowers and edge trimmers too. Hire more Americans to do the work quietly.

    Replies: @ThreeCranes, @Harry Baldwin, @Anonymous

    Electric lawn mowers would do more for pollution than electric cars. GE’s Elec-Trak electric lawn tractors were very good, one of the best products GE ever made. (Their TVs with compactrons sucked, their washers were mediocre. GE phono cartridges and light meters, though, were first rate.)

    GE should have been busted up in the eighties, but they are getting theirs now-too bad all the US blue collar stiffs are taking the brunt of it.

    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
    @Anonymous

    It’s really amazing how Jack Welch was considered such a genius in the ‘90s because of how consistent GE’s earnings were. Turned out he was fudging them, and Wall Street was none the wiser for years.

    Mark Cuban had a blog post about how he and his Broadcast.com cofounders realized how clueless most institutional investors (mutual fund managers, etc.) were. They made a mistake in a roadshow presentation and no one caught it, so they started deliberately adding b.s. to their presentations and no one ever questioned it,

  175. @RonaldB
    @Forbes

    I mean real reporters, the ones that don't flinch from anything. I don't mean to denigrate Carlson, who does a fantastic job. But the topics he shies away from: racial and genetic differences in ability, Islamic doctrine of jihad, Islamic hatred of the kafir, genetic differences between sexes, criminality associated with tribes and races, not just culture.

    These types of reporters by definition are not going to be receiving the entertainment pay cable and broadcast personalities do. The real reporters are people like Lauren Southern, Faith Goldie, almost anyone at Vdare, the web owners of Gates of Vienna, Jihad Watch, Stefan Molyneux etc, etc.

    Real reporters by their nature point out the cracks and flaws in society and the common views of society. Ann Coulter is in this category; she also is independently wealthy from her publishing.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Rob McX

    I don’t mean to denigrate Carlson, who does a fantastic job. But the topics he shies away from: racial and genetic differences in ability, Islamic doctrine of jihad, Islamic hatred of the kafir, genetic differences between sexes, criminality associated with tribes and races, not just culture.

    As things stand, there’s no way he could go that far on an MSM TV channel. There’s a trade-off involved here – you stick within certain limits and reach an audience of millions, or go full race realist and end up consigned to a corner of the alt-right blogosphere for the rest of your days. I’m surprised Ann Coulter is still allowed to air her views on MSM, and I’m pretty sure she’s as honest as it’s possible to be without being banned by the media outlets.

    • Agree: Hail
  176. @Hail
    Nominally OT:

    Successful rapper Talib Kweli slams Nazi Germany's failed Berlin Wall; "Walls didn’t work for Nazis so why build them here?":

    https://twitter.com/TalibKweli/status/1076264241336930307


    Talib Kweli Greene‏
    Verified account
    @TalibKweli

    So, you’re unaware of the fact that nazi Germany had a wall called the Berlin Wall that was torn down in 1991 in order to foster humanity and diversity? Walls didn’t work for Nazis so why build them here? Build bridges not walls Nazi lover. @thefeltyperro

    Dec. 21, 2018
     

    Biographical note: Talib Kweli was born in 1975, raised in Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York, parents both employed by universities.

    [Talib Kweli's] mother, Brenda Greene, is an English professor at Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York and his father an administrator at Adelphi University. His younger brother, Jamal Greene, is a professor of constitutional law at Columbia Law School
     

    Replies: @Anon

    I’d suggest looking for crossinglinks between Mr Greene’s tweets and the accounts of Titania McGrath and Godfrey Elfwick. Perhaps the comedic genius behind those two accounts decided he need to challenge himself by appropriating a black persona.

    • Replies: @Hail
    @Anon

    Not unless someone stole his password.

    Note:


    Verified account
     
  177. @Harry Baldwin
    @Dave Pinsen

    One thing I hate about the Latino landscapers is that they park their pickup and trailer right on the side of the road, blithely blocking one lane of the two-lane roads in my suburban area. Residents normally pull into the driveway, but the landscapers seem to have carte blanche to block half the road.

    Replies: @Dave Pinsen

    My building is near the bottom of a steep hill, so the parking lot behind it is sort of a concrete tub two stories high. Our landscapers leaf blow the parking lot, which carries the sound like an amphitheater.

  178. @Jack Hanson
    @J.Ross

    Its kind of insane how 72 hours later and Trump went from Twitter whining, jumped over negotiations and just started killing hostages to prove he was done playing around.

    Replies: @Hail

    Trump…just started killing hostages to prove he was done playing around

    Best description of the Syria and Afghanistan announcements I’ve seen.

    • LOL: Jack Hanson
  179. Anon[282] • Disclaimer says:

    “OT: Is it just me, or has the mainstream media hired a bunch of click-hungry amateur bloggers to write their headlines?”

    It’s worse than that. Most of the mainstream media is state-run propaganda in all but name. Just look at the kinds of people they’ve hired as commentators and the like. Dozens of people from the CIA, the NSA, and the FBI. There is clearly an agenda here to promote an official narrative.

  180. @Anonymous
    @Dave Pinsen

    Electric lawn mowers would do more for pollution than electric cars. GE's Elec-Trak electric lawn tractors were very good, one of the best products GE ever made. (Their TVs with compactrons sucked, their washers were mediocre. GE phono cartridges and light meters, though, were first rate.)

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

    GE should have been busted up in the eighties, but they are getting theirs now-too bad all the US blue collar stiffs are taking the brunt of it.

    Replies: @Dave Pinsen

    It’s really amazing how Jack Welch was considered such a genius in the ‘90s because of how consistent GE’s earnings were. Turned out he was fudging them, and Wall Street was none the wiser for years.

    Mark Cuban had a blog post about how he and his Broadcast.com cofounders realized how clueless most institutional investors (mutual fund managers, etc.) were. They made a mistake in a roadshow presentation and no one caught it, so they started deliberately adding b.s. to their presentations and no one ever questioned it,

  181. @Anon
    @Hail

    I'd suggest looking for crossinglinks between Mr Greene's tweets and the accounts of Titania McGrath and Godfrey Elfwick. Perhaps the comedic genius behind those two accounts decided he need to challenge himself by appropriating a black persona.

    Replies: @Hail

    Not unless someone stole his password.

    Note:

    Verified account

  182. @Harry Baldwin
    Why didn't Dershowitz's grandparents immigrate to Mexico rather than to the United States? Evidently, they preferred to live in an overwhelmingly white nation. But Dershowitz seeks to make America a much more Latin American nation, unlike the one his grandparents chose. Isn't he dishonoring his grandparents by showing contempt for their choice?

    Replies: @Art Deco

    Why didn’t Dershowitz’s grandparents immigrate to Mexico rather than to the United States? Evidently, they preferred to live in an overwhelmingly white nation.

    Per the Maddison Project, the per capita product in the United States was 4-6x that of Mexico during the span of years Dershowitz’ grandparents migrated from the Hapsburg dominions to New York. The population of the United States also exceeded that of Mexico by a factor of 5. Much larger opportunity to earn a living here.

    • Replies: @snorlax
    @Art Deco

    Argentina also had a very liberal immigration policy for Europeans, of which plenty of Jews and members of the other "Ellis Island" groups took advantage (or, in hindsight, "advantage") and was at the time the richest country in the world.

    Dershowitz's grandparents did not go to Argentina.

    Replies: @Art Deco

    , @Harry Baldwin
    @Art Deco

    the per capita product in the United States was 4-6x that of Mexico during the span of years Dershowitz’ grandparents migrated from the Hapsburg dominions to New York.

    Yes, because white people.

    Replies: @Art Deco

  183. @Art Deco
    @Harry Baldwin

    Why didn’t Dershowitz’s grandparents immigrate to Mexico rather than to the United States? Evidently, they preferred to live in an overwhelmingly white nation.

    Per the Maddison Project, the per capita product in the United States was 4-6x that of Mexico during the span of years Dershowitz' grandparents migrated from the Hapsburg dominions to New York. The population of the United States also exceeded that of Mexico by a factor of 5. Much larger opportunity to earn a living here.

    Replies: @snorlax, @Harry Baldwin

    Argentina also had a very liberal immigration policy for Europeans, of which plenty of Jews and members of the other “Ellis Island” groups took advantage (or, in hindsight, “advantage”) and was at the time the richest country in the world.

    Dershowitz’s grandparents did not go to Argentina.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @snorlax

    and was at the time the richest country in the world.

    It wasn't. Per capita product in the U.S. in 1903 was about 1/3 higher than Argentina's. Australia, New Zealand, Britain, and Belgium also had an advantage over Argentina. There were only 5 million people living there, one 1/15 th of the population of the U.S. Argentina had ca. 1970 an ample population of Jews, given the total population of the country, but still only 400,000 people.

  184. @stillCARealist
    @J.Ross

    I have to admit. I've never known a right-wing pot smoker. It's beer for them all the way down.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @J.Ross, @Colin Wright, @snorlax

    I’ve never known a right-wing pot smoker.

    raises hand

    Although I’m much more of a social smoker than a habitual one. I do however know a number of right-wing stoners.

    It’s rare to find a left-wing cokehead, and even then rare for them to be SJWs. Still not a drug I’d recommend unless you don’t mind dying before age 50.

    Steroids have a similar effect on political weltanschauung, and also may cause early heart attacks, but at least they provide a tangible benefit.

  185. @AnotherDad
    @anonymous


    He immediately called bullshit on the scene where Don and Betty shake out a picnic blanket and throw litter across a nice park.
     
    That scene was rankled me too. Absolute nonsense.

    It jerked me out of the suspension of disbelief into thinking about how the writers were related to Sabrina Rubin Erdely.

    Replies: @Almost Missouri, @snorlax, @snorlax

    Despite the mostly-nonsense Look How Bad the Sixties Were!!! scenes, they weren’t able to help themselves—you can’t watch without feeling a profound sadness about what we’ve lost since America’s golden age.

    I suppose I wouldn’t like every indoor space reeking of smoke, the nontrivial chance of being killed or maimed in a car accident, and cancer, heart disease, etc. being near-guaranteed death sentences. But even so, in a world where things went differently those problems could have been rectified while still maintaining America as it was.

  186. @dearieme
    You shouldn't have let the Irish in in the 19th century and then Edward Kennedy couldn't have buggered up your immigration system to let all those other deplorables in.

    Replies: @Art Deco, @Hippopotamusdrome, @snorlax

    Can’t say I disagree. While the Irish portion of my own family tree were all (in my own, and I would say a reasonable person’s opinion) a great credit to their kind, there are unfortunately a lot of Irish with a lot to answer for.

  187. @Anonymous
    You know why Trump kept Stephen Miller but fired everyone else from the campaign? Because he needed someone to write the red meat speeches that he comes out with when the going gets tough.

    What a nice speech today! It sounded so sincere... we're sure to get a wall now!

    Replies: @snorlax

    Miller is a brilliant speechwriter, and not just when it’s low-hanging fruit. Trump’s Miller-penned statement after bombing Assad for the second time, a decision I and I’m sure Miller vehemently disagreed with, made the most cogent and insightful case possible for that action from a realist and anti-neocon perspective. Not enough to convince me it was in any way a good idea, but enough to convince me to cut him some slack.

  188. @TheMediumIsTheMassage
    "“I wish you hadn’t used that language. Language like that was used to describe my grandparents and great-grandparents (...) So let’s move on,” said Dershowitz."

    So prove it wrong rather than acting like a rat.

    Replies: @snorlax

    Dershowitz himself, a well-known public figure, a defense attorney known for his particularly unsavory, extremely wealthy and extremely guilty clients whom he gets off scot-free and one of the most prominent proponents of “open borders for us but not for Israel” hypocrisy, has certainly been called “dirty” and a lot worse, at least online.

    I am very, very skeptical that any contemporaneous American ever described Dershowitz’s grandparents and great-grandparents as “dirty,” neither to their face—that level of rudeness was unheard of in turn-of-the-century America—nor behind their backs—people in every time and place like to talk about themselves, not you. You just aren’t that interesting.

  189. @Rob McX
    Meanwhile, the Financial Times has named George Soros its Person of the Year, "not for his achievements but for 'the values he represents' in the face of rising 'nationalism and populism'".

    Replies: @ben tillman, @Redneck farmer, @Anonymous, @TheBoom, @Detective Club, @snorlax

    Ironically, were it not for Soros’ currency manipulation, Britain would have been a charter member of the Eurozone, and so Brexit would be a near-impossibility.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @snorlax

    and so Brexit would be a near-impossibility.

    See Megan McArdle on the subject. It would just have been messy, as abandoning a currency peg can be. Barry Eichengreen promoted the idea that leaving the Euro was an impossibility because of the lead time you'd need to produce pocket change and vault cash. What he didn't realize was that each Euro coin design is unique and each domestically printed Euro bill has an alphabetic code on the back which identifies its origin. See also the Slovak experience with introducing a new currency in 1993 in just days.

    Replies: @snorlax

  190. @Art Deco
    @Harry Baldwin

    Why didn’t Dershowitz’s grandparents immigrate to Mexico rather than to the United States? Evidently, they preferred to live in an overwhelmingly white nation.

    Per the Maddison Project, the per capita product in the United States was 4-6x that of Mexico during the span of years Dershowitz' grandparents migrated from the Hapsburg dominions to New York. The population of the United States also exceeded that of Mexico by a factor of 5. Much larger opportunity to earn a living here.

    Replies: @snorlax, @Harry Baldwin

    the per capita product in the United States was 4-6x that of Mexico during the span of years Dershowitz’ grandparents migrated from the Hapsburg dominions to New York.

    Yes, because white people.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @Harry Baldwin

    Mexico's standard of living compared favorably to that in the Balkans, Turkey, or Hungary.

  191. @anonymous
    My heritage-American father grew up in a nice NYC suburb in the Mad Men era.

    He immediately called bullshit on the scene where Don and Betty shake out a picnic blanket and throw litter across a nice park.

    Replies: @AnotherDad, @Deckin

    Like many here I also grew up in the Mad Men era; while the wholesale park dump was rarely seen, wrappers, cans, and anything smallish out a car window was definitely done-in the Bay Area! Iron Eyes Cody changed a lot of that, hard as that may be to believe.

  192. Seems like most companies, when confronted with leftist commotion on social media, cave to the pressure. Conservatives need to be much more engaged in applying pressure of their own and in boycotting companies that sponsor liberal celebrities (like say LeBron James).

  193. @AnotherDad
    @anonymous


    He immediately called bullshit on the scene where Don and Betty shake out a picnic blanket and throw litter across a nice park.
     
    That scene was rankled me too. Absolute nonsense.

    It jerked me out of the suspension of disbelief into thinking about how the writers were related to Sabrina Rubin Erdely.

    Replies: @Almost Missouri, @snorlax, @snorlax

    On further reflection, I could see that scene as somewhat less than absolute nonsense; given Don Draper’s (minor early season spoilers)

    [MORE]
    near comically deprived childhood, raised dirt-poor in a brothel, it’s possible he picked up a few bad habits. But it is absolute nonsense to imply that was behavior typical of upper-class white people in the early 60s.

  194. @snorlax
    @Art Deco

    Argentina also had a very liberal immigration policy for Europeans, of which plenty of Jews and members of the other "Ellis Island" groups took advantage (or, in hindsight, "advantage") and was at the time the richest country in the world.

    Dershowitz's grandparents did not go to Argentina.

    Replies: @Art Deco

    and was at the time the richest country in the world.

    It wasn’t. Per capita product in the U.S. in 1903 was about 1/3 higher than Argentina’s. Australia, New Zealand, Britain, and Belgium also had an advantage over Argentina. There were only 5 million people living there, one 1/15 th of the population of the U.S. Argentina had ca. 1970 an ample population of Jews, given the total population of the country, but still only 400,000 people.

  195. @Harry Baldwin
    @Art Deco

    the per capita product in the United States was 4-6x that of Mexico during the span of years Dershowitz’ grandparents migrated from the Hapsburg dominions to New York.

    Yes, because white people.

    Replies: @Art Deco

    Mexico’s standard of living compared favorably to that in the Balkans, Turkey, or Hungary.

  196. @snorlax
    @Rob McX

    Ironically, were it not for Soros' currency manipulation, Britain would have been a charter member of the Eurozone, and so Brexit would be a near-impossibility.

    Replies: @Art Deco

    and so Brexit would be a near-impossibility.

    See Megan McArdle on the subject. It would just have been messy, as abandoning a currency peg can be. Barry Eichengreen promoted the idea that leaving the Euro was an impossibility because of the lead time you’d need to produce pocket change and vault cash. What he didn’t realize was that each Euro coin design is unique and each domestically printed Euro bill has an alphabetic code on the back which identifies its origin. See also the Slovak experience with introducing a new currency in 1993 in just days.

    • Replies: @snorlax
    @Art Deco

    Printing banknotes wouldn't be the issue; the issue would be defending the value of the "new pound" so as not to spike inflation and put the economy into recession in nominal GDP terms.

    Replies: @Art Deco

  197. @Art Deco
    @snorlax

    and so Brexit would be a near-impossibility.

    See Megan McArdle on the subject. It would just have been messy, as abandoning a currency peg can be. Barry Eichengreen promoted the idea that leaving the Euro was an impossibility because of the lead time you'd need to produce pocket change and vault cash. What he didn't realize was that each Euro coin design is unique and each domestically printed Euro bill has an alphabetic code on the back which identifies its origin. See also the Slovak experience with introducing a new currency in 1993 in just days.

    Replies: @snorlax

    Printing banknotes wouldn’t be the issue; the issue would be defending the value of the “new pound” so as not to spike inflation and put the economy into recession in nominal GDP terms.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @snorlax

    The point of a new currency issue is to allow a devaluation. You're not defending your new currency and you're accepting the inflation while the new currency finds its value. The danger would be a banking crisis induced by rapid withdrawals, so you need exchange controls at least and perhaps quantitative limits on withdrawals (which Argentina introduced when it last abandoned a currency peg). What Eichengreen was contending was that you couldn't introduce a new currency because the physical manifestation of the old currency was not differentiated from the currency in the rest of the Eurobloc and you couldn't make it distinguishable rapidly.

    Replies: @snorlax

  198. @Andrew
    The right will never win these little ideological war games with the left and advertisers of course because the right's heart is simply not invested in it, believing in free speech far more than the left. What's frustrating is how easily these companies are rolled by these campaigns, usually begun by some far-left nut on Twitter and then helped along by "journalists" like Oliver Darcy and Erik Wemple. Many of them then do quietly slink back to the supposedly offending show weeks or months later if it hasn't been knocked off the air, but their initial cowardice is still dispiriting enough. And it will only get worse as the left becomes more brazen in this kind of activism and corporate America becomes less and less neutral and more and more political-for the left. Depressing.

    On that happy note, Merry Christmas everyone! Yes, even you atheistic leftists.

    Replies: @Paleo Liberal

    Thank you so much from this atheist leftist.
    Merry Christmas to you too!

  199. Here’s a little something about Douchowitz involved in paying off a woman who as a young teenager was forced into prostitution by Jeffery the jew Epstein:
    https://www.veteranstoday.com/2018/12/21/pissgate-epstein-pays-off-dershowitz-maxwell-accuser-in-trafficking-lawsuit/

  200. @snorlax
    @Art Deco

    Printing banknotes wouldn't be the issue; the issue would be defending the value of the "new pound" so as not to spike inflation and put the economy into recession in nominal GDP terms.

    Replies: @Art Deco

    The point of a new currency issue is to allow a devaluation. You’re not defending your new currency and you’re accepting the inflation while the new currency finds its value. The danger would be a banking crisis induced by rapid withdrawals, so you need exchange controls at least and perhaps quantitative limits on withdrawals (which Argentina introduced when it last abandoned a currency peg). What Eichengreen was contending was that you couldn’t introduce a new currency because the physical manifestation of the old currency was not differentiated from the currency in the rest of the Eurobloc and you couldn’t make it distinguishable rapidly.

    • Replies: @snorlax
    @Art Deco

    No, the point of the new currency issue in this case would be leaving the European Union, which implies that the devaluation the market would price in would be undesirable.

    Replies: @Art Deco

  201. @Art Deco
    @snorlax

    The point of a new currency issue is to allow a devaluation. You're not defending your new currency and you're accepting the inflation while the new currency finds its value. The danger would be a banking crisis induced by rapid withdrawals, so you need exchange controls at least and perhaps quantitative limits on withdrawals (which Argentina introduced when it last abandoned a currency peg). What Eichengreen was contending was that you couldn't introduce a new currency because the physical manifestation of the old currency was not differentiated from the currency in the rest of the Eurobloc and you couldn't make it distinguishable rapidly.

    Replies: @snorlax

    No, the point of the new currency issue in this case would be leaving the European Union, which implies that the devaluation the market would price in would be undesirable.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @snorlax

    Not undesirable at all. Greece badly needed a devaluation.

    Replies: @snorlax

  202. @snorlax
    @Art Deco

    No, the point of the new currency issue in this case would be leaving the European Union, which implies that the devaluation the market would price in would be undesirable.

    Replies: @Art Deco

    Not undesirable at all. Greece badly needed a devaluation.

    • Replies: @snorlax
    @Art Deco

    Are there perhaps any differences between the UK and Greece?

  203. @Art Deco
    @snorlax

    Not undesirable at all. Greece badly needed a devaluation.

    Replies: @snorlax

    Are there perhaps any differences between the UK and Greece?

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