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Since George Floyd’s death, I’ve read a 1000 op-eds about how sad and oppressed blacks feel, but video anecdotes and government homicide and traffic fatality data suggest instead that the USA is going through a Black Exuberance Explosion:

And in New Orleans:

It’s hard to tell from this video who started what (New Orleans mayor LaToya Cantrell’s staff is claiming Her Honor stepped in to break up a tense situation), but Democratic mayors should spend a few months in the ring each spring sparring in preparation for Juneteenth Weekend.

 
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  1. Ben Kurtz says:

    Also the Shootings of Exuberance this Juneteenth in Harlem and DC and probably elsewhere.

    • Replies: @Twinkie
    , @HammerJack
  2. JimDandy says:

    Are violent black thugs going to spontaneously identify as exuberant pro-choice activists when the Supreme Court ruling is announced?

    • LOL: Kylie
  3. @isteve, please continue breaking the information censorship barriers by the MSM and politicians of all directions.

    In the midst of you publishing thousands of details, aka #hateFacts please do not forget the singular ROOT cause.

    @isteve, I appreciate your comment,
    @isteve. Am I wrong to call institutionalized lying about “minority” crime, IQ, and other flaws the one, singlular root cause for society’s wrong voting and policy decisions?

    Politically correct DISHONESTY is the root cause of disastrous social and racial policies

    https://truthrevolution.net/

    Do not tolerate the slightest dishonesty1. Shun liars, don’t let liars fool you twice!2 Never MISLEAD the voter.

    Dishonesty must be the only taboo. Abolish the “racism” taboo3.
    Unwavering scientific honesty4 must be the only dogma. Drop the egalitarian dogma5;

    Sincerity.net has similar topics about ROOT CAUSES

    COMPLETE TRUTHFULNESS: a new religion! #1 OMISSION, GAG ORDERS: the mortal sins!
    COMPLETE TRUTHFULNESS must be the non-negotiable, dogmatic rule
    (in public life, in journalism, politics, social sciences)
    Synonyms: complete honesty /full disclosure / whole truth /complete truthfulness / full report / complete, utmost sincerity

  4. Sad to say our African-American fellow citizens display horrifying levels of social dysfunction. They have since Reconstruction and subsidizing it since LBJ’s “Great Society” has only aggravated the problem. Other ethnic groups understandably do what they can to stay as far away from them as possible.

    The Ruling Class has tired of relying on them for votes and is replacing them with compliant Mexicans. But at least they have got their July 4th surrogate holiday before they fade away into historical irrelevance.

    The Ruling Class destroy everything they touch. Be careful before you allow your loved ones to become dependent on them.

    • Replies: @J1234
  5. Trinity says:

    Juneteef and jitterbugs go together like greens and beans, yo.

  6. unidentified black male sucker punching Louisville Democrat mayor
    Greg Fischer

    Dental dammm, yo! Have a frenly serving of June Teeth, sucka! Thas wut I call indentured serve-itude! Call my lawyer, he on retainer!

    • Thanks: YetAnotherAnon
    • LOL: rebel yell
  7. Somehow, this will be blamed on white supremacy.

    • Agree: SteveRogers42
    • Replies: @Hypnotoad666
  8. Heart Of Darkness by Joseph Conrad:

    In the next breath he advised me to keep enough steam on the boiler to blow the whistle in case of any trouble. `One good screech will do more for you than all your rifles. They are simple people,’ he repeated.

    https://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/99/heart-of-darkness/1689/part-2/

    Apocalypse Now:

    Zap em’ with your sirens, man! Zap em’ with your sirens!

    https://www.moviequotedb.com/movies/apocalypse-now/quote_2129.html

  9. Liberals are radicalized by systemic injustices affecting millions of people

    Conservatives are radicalized by confronting their own mediocrity

    • Replies: @Rocko
  10. Well, in African, “rule by big man (or woman),” style government the leader also needs to be a powerful warrior.

    Makes perfect sense to me in the Current Year.

  11. Twinkie says:
    @Ben Kurtz

    the Shootings of Exuberance this Juneteenth in Harlem and DC and probably elsewhere.

    Black shootings are now spreading to non-black areas. That DC shooting took place in the northwest quadrant of DC, which is generally a white area (though it is close to Howard University). You can see the videos here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2022/06/19/officer-shot-washington-dc-police/

    Meanwhile in prosperous and ritzy shopping area Tyson’s Corner in neighboring Northern Virginia, a “rapper” was arrested for shooting: https://patch.com/virginia/tysonscorner/shooting-tysons-corner-center-no-injuries-police

    Thankfully no one was hurt.

    • Replies: @HammerJack
    , @Twinkie
  12. I’VE GOT IT! Steve is the genius behind WorldStar HipHop!

    • Replies: @Ian Smith
  13. But no matter how bad it gets, whites shouldn’t start to think and organize as a group, at least according to Steve.

    Best to just write snarky posts and hope the other side comes to its senses even though it’s been on a 50-year winning streak, again, at least according to Steve.

    Always remember folks that while Steve isn’t anti-white, he’s not on our side either. Indeed, Steve clings to the hilarious hope that there are no sides.

    The smarter they are, the better they are at fooling themselves – and Steve is obviously quite smart.

    • Replies: @Not Smart Cagey
    , @Muggles
  14. In similarly unsurprising news, this story from a commentator at Kunstlers place perfectly illustrates the fact that the purpose of Woke is to enforce submission.

    Per the Washington Examiner: “Man denied from donating blood after refusing to give his pregnancy status”

    A man was denied donating blood Wednesday after he refused to answer a question that asked if he was pregnant.

    Leslie Sinclair, a 66-year-old father from Scotland, said he was denied after nearly five decades of donating more than 125 pints of blood, according to a report.

    Prior to his rejection at Albert Halls clinic, Sinclair was asked to fill out a form, which asked if he has expecting a child or had been pregnant in the previous six months, he said.

    Sinclair said the question did not apply to him, but the staff disagreed, according to the report.

    “I am angry because I have been giving blood since I was 18 and have regularly gone along,” Sinclair said. “I’m very happy to do so without any problem.”

    Sinclair told a worker at the clinic it is “impossible” for him to get pregnant, but staff insisted that he answer a question if he wished to give blood, he said.

    “I told them that was stupid and that if I had to leave, I wouldn’t be back,” he said. “And that was it, I got on my bike and cycled away.”

    He has no intention of returning to the clinic, he said.

    Sinclair was rejected amid a push for new donors, he said, and he is angry because “vulnerable people” need donations.

    “But they’ve been denied my blood because of the obligation to answer a question that can’t possibly be answered,” Sinclair said.

    Sinclair, of Stirling in central Scotland, was told to complete a form asking whether he was with child or had been pregnant in the last six months, prompting him to reply that the question did not apply to a man in his late 60s.

    “I am angry because I have been giving blood since I was 18 and have regularly gone along,” Sinclair told the outlet Friday. “I’m very happy to do so without any problem.”

    Anyone who has given birth in Scotland must wait six months before donating blood. Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service officials said all donors are now asked whether they’re pregnant as part of a “duty to promote inclusiveness,” according to the report.

    “We appreciate the support of each and every one of our donor community and thank Mr. Sinclair for his commitment over a long number of years,” SNBTS director Marc Turner told Daily Mail.

    “Whilst pregnancy is only a relevant question to those whose biological sex or assigned sex at birth is female, sex assigned at birth is not always visually clear to staff,” Turner said.

    Noting “changes in society,” Turner said the agency is now asking all potential donors the same questions during appointments, including whether they’re pregnant.

  15. It’s a real conundrum:

    1. We hate this country and everything in it; we hate your culture, your history, your symbology, your music and art — hell, we even hate your childrens’ names, so we call ours preposterous nonsense like Da’Trawvianious or La”’Queeeh”sha — just to show how much we hate you.

    2. We also refuse to leave.

    2a. Dey ain’t no white wimminz in Affica.

  16. I think of a sucker punch as a punch from behind or from the blind side.
    This black guy walked up with fist cocked, the mayor facing him and looking right at him, and still the mayor made no attempt to block or move when the punch came in. He took it right to his face like an old woman.
    What a sheep.

    • Replies: @Lurker
    , @Tony
    , @WJ
    , @Mike_from_SGV
  17. Mike Tre says:

    Radio stations around Chicago are pushing the joomteemf bs pretty hard. They are at “covid will kill us all” levels of propaganda.

    It makes one wonder how natural of an occurrence it is when a new song becomes a hit and gets playtime. I mean, was Smells Like Teen Spirit a song so powerful that it created a whole new genre? Or was an order given to force feed it to the masses until compliance was achieved? The lyrics are stupid and make no sense. The tune itself is a shamelessly simple 4 chord progression which the lyrical melody mimics. the band were 3 awkward slovenly and sloppy looking dweebs. The previous big rock break through was Guns N Roses, who’s image and message was basically Rock n Roll, baby! Teenagers actively traded that in for the low T incel dork image? Or was it decided by a higher power?

    Think about it – people can entertain themselves by singing, humming, whistling “Don’t Stop Believin”; nobody is out there singing or whistling “I feel stupid, and contagious!”

  18. @Twinkie

    That DC shooting took place in the northwest quadrant of DC, which is generally a white area (though it is close to Howard University).

    14th Street. 16th is the nominal dividing line. Thought you were local!

    • Replies: @Ben Kurtz
  19. Anon[253] • Disclaimer says:

    Considering there was a guy who tried to assassinate the Jewish candidate for mayor of Louisville, I would never run for office in that city.

  20. Buffalo’s juneteenth was shooting free, but that may be because our governor, kathy hochul, announced she is going to distribute \$50 million in Buffalo’s black East Side. The money will help people pay their rent and utilities and make home improvements. Reparations. Vote buying.

    • Replies: @HammerJack
    , @Known Fact
  21. @Buffalo Joe

    Buffalo’s juneteenth was shooting free

    8pm! It ain’t over yet, sucka!

    (Ain’t even dark yet yo!)

    (What a solstice is??)

  22. Ian Smith says:
    @Redneck farmer

    WSHH has probably red-pilled more people than Amren and Unz combined!

  23. Lurker says:
    @rebel yell

    From Wiki – On December 1, 2020, [Greg] Fischer declared racism a public health crisis in Louisville

    Fuck him.

  24. Louisville mayor Fischer is retiring and who can blame him? Dem mayoral candidate Craig Greenberg just had a black guy try to shoot him, if you recall

  25. @Jenner Ickham Errican

    I looked at Fischer’s wikipedia page. Apparently he is a goy but his dad did sell a business for 78million.

    There is some major league narcissism goin’ on there. Any normal person sitting on that kind of loot gets himself a nice house in a nice quiet neighborhood, minds his own damn business, and ENJOYS LIFE. In this case I would not go so far as to say that he deserves getting sucker punched but on the other hand I don’t care some negro sucker punched him one bit.

    Maybe he has an innate passion for public service?

    Ha ha just kidding. : )

    • Replies: @AnotherDad
  26. @Mike Tre

    “was Smells Like Teen Spirit a song so powerful that it created a whole new genre?”

    Yes. Yes it was.

    “The lyrics are stupid and make no sense.”

    You need to read more poetry; you don’t seem to know how this works.

    “The tune itself is a shamelessly simple 4 chord progression which the lyrical melody mimics.”

    Allow me to introduce you to my friends Buddy Holly and Chuck Berry. I’m sure you’ll have a lot to talk about. Jon Anderson will be waiting out by the water cooler.

    “nobody is out there singing or whistling “I feel stupid, and contagious!”

    What do you think this whole site is?

    • Agree: Harry Baldwin
    • Replies: @Mike Tre
  27. @Buffalo Joe

    Yeah right, I’m sure that’s where the money will go. Hochul also just called abortion foes neanderthals

    • Replies: @Corn
  28. I’m disappointed that the mayor of New Orleans didn’t end up rolling around on the floor and falling out of her t-shirt.

  29. “The mayor does utilize a security detail, and that detail was with him at Fourth Street Live. While it’s not appropriate to comment on specifics of that detail, it is always being evaluated and adjusted as needed,” mayor spokeswoman Jessica Wethington told the Louisville Courier-Journal.

    Psakiesque — She’s got White House potential

  30. @JimDandy

    Are violent black thugs going to spontaneously identify as exuberant pro-choice activists when the Supreme Court ruling is announced?

    No.

    Though you can assume the Open Society Foundation is putting the finishing touches on payscales and benefits packages for this year’s Antifa cadres.

    • Replies: @JimDandy
  31. @Mike Tre

    How can you resist fine verse like
    “A mulatto, an albino, a mosquito, my libido!
    Yeah, hey”

    You’re right about the tune, too.
    I never understood the appeal of that song.

  32. @Bill Jones

    Bill, long ago I was told by a cashier guy half my age at the grocery “You need to know how to pick your battles.”. I left a case of beer and some chips at the register because the guy wanted my ID, knowing that a) he could tell I was far old enough and b) there is no law saying you have to show an ID to buy alcohol (the latter being my point).

    The kid was not wrong though. I think Mr. Leslie Sinclair of Scotland picked his battle here wisely. That’s what it comes down to. Take a freaking stand. He was trying to be a charitable volunteer, but “if you don’t want my blood, then fuck you!” would be my attitude too. Will Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service officials and Director Marc [sic] Turner learn from this? No. In the long run, the people will learn. When the SHTF, the Stupidity stops.

    BTW, just got into that yesterday about “no cash” taken at a restaurant. Yeah, I ended up paying cash.

    Thanks for this story. It’s kinda heartwarming, I mean, unless you just got lacerated in a car wreck …

    • Replies: @Bill Jones
  33. Tony says:
    @rebel yell

    Nonsense, the mayor was trying to break the guy’s hand with his facial bones.

  34. @Lurker

    That was a heck of a punch–Fischer went flying just like they do in the movies. I noticed a big white guy moved in on the black assailant, then backed off.

    • Replies: @prosa123
  35. Anon[232] • Disclaimer says:

    OT Has anyone heard any news on Pat Buchanan? It’s been several weeks since his last column.

  36. Rocko says:
    @Ebony Obelisk

    Is this the troll formerly known as Tiny Duck?

    And so you’re deflecting the chimp outs of your own people on “systemic injustices”? No wonder the other minorities don’t want anything to do with you.

  37. prosa123 says:
    @Harry Baldwin

    That was a heck of a punch–Fischer went flying just like they do in the movies. I noticed a big white guy moved in on the black assailant, then backed off.

    It was not as good a punch, however, as that delivered by New York Rangers fan James Anastasio to a hapless Tampa Bay Lightning fan after a hockey game:

  38. epebble says:

    I work (remotely) with a major company here. Around 10 a.m. today, I tried to contact a coworker and found that her computer was off for a long time. Then I checked and found it is the same with many others. Only then it dawned on me to go to the company website and find out it is a holiday today! First time for me. I had a similar surprise a few years back when working for another big company with MLK day.

    • Replies: @HammerJack
    , @Dchjk
  39. Corn says:
    @Known Fact

    Better Neanderthals than nihilists.

  40. @Mike Tre

    I mean, was Smells Like Teen Spirit a song so powerful that it created a whole new genre? Or was an order given to force feed it to the masses until compliance was achieved?

    Bruh, you’re overthinking it. “Smells Like Teen Spirit”, the song and video, kicked ass when released and still holds up today (and one can argue is METAL as fuck—killer sound and emotion, hot goth-y cheerleaders, glam hair flying in slo-mo, exuberant mostly photogenic straight extras going nuts).

    It’s true that what became known as “grunge” had its lame Debbie Downer disposition, but some metal/rock in the early ‘90s got more ‘real’ than Sunset Strip hair metal (which I approve of) and still rocked: AIC’s Dirt, Pearl Jam’s Ten. Sometimes, part of being a young man is sometimes being an angry young man 🙂 .


    [MORE]

    And of course, Steve al Yankovic did a great ‘cover’ of SMTS; your comment basically plagiarized the lyrics, LOL

    • Replies: @Mike Tre
    , @Pontius
  41. @R.G. Camara

    Somehow, this will be blamed on white supremacy.

    Nah, it’s obviously Trump’s fault. Or maybe Putin.

    • Replies: @R.G. Camara
  42. Perpetual deference to the worst behaved demographic groups is the Parallel Postulate of American politics. It may take a Hispanic right winger to initiate a non-Euclidean American politics.

    • Thanks: Harry Baldwin
  43. @Bill Jones

    Sinclair, of Stirling in central Scotland, was told to complete a form asking whether he was with child or had been pregnant in the last six months, prompting him to reply that the question did not apply to a man in his late 60s.

    He’s right. It’s idiotic to think a man could get pregnant that late in life.

  44. @Lurker

    [Greg] Fischer declared racism a public health crisis in Louisville.

    Well, if he had specified “anti-white racism,” he would have been right.

  45. J.Ross says:
    @Bill Jones

    Good, I hope the banks run dry. Nonwhites don’t donate. Dumb whites keep the system afloat. We were too weak to prevent the ruin from setting in, so now the ruin must reach a point where no one can deny it.

  46. PaceLaw says:

    Young blacks and violence are as well matched as peanut butter and jelly or eggs and bacon. Nothing about these acts of random violence even remotely surprises me at this point. I try to avoid concentrations of young black men as aggressively as possible.

    • Agree: Mark G.
  47. anon[762] • Disclaimer says:

    We’re gonna need some fighters when the CCP-PLA invades.
    And the Juneteenth boxer demographic won’t take the clot shot so they will be the last healthy ones standing.

  48. JimDandy says:
    @The Wild Geese Howard

    I agree with the last part of your response, but if government-sanctioned urban rioting begins again, I don’t know how black looters resist getting in on the party.

    • Replies: @tyrone
    , @Luddite in Chief
  49. AceDeuce says:

    D.W. Griffith–they owe that man an apology.

  50. Ben Kurtz says:
    @HammerJack

    The U Street Corridor where the recent shooting took place in D.C. was a historically black neighborhood, but it had gentrified and become more white in recent decades.

    Until the Summer of St. Floyd the Felon, the Line of Gentrification in NW D.C. was basically Georgia Avenue.
    Most areas east of that were still very risky. In the late 20th century, 16th Street was the dividing line (and really, the Rock Creek, a bit further west, was the failsafe line); but during the early 21st century the long narrow strip between 16th and Georgia became prime gentrification territory. Nearer to Capitol Hill, areas as far east as North Capitol Street were gentrifying, and on the eve of Corona, the H Street Corridor, Nats Park and developments around Union Station / NoMa had opened significant parts of Genuine Northeast D.C. to civilized settlement.

    Local real estate interests still claim to see upside in these gentrified / gentrifying East of 16th areas, but I feel that the coming nasty recession, on top of all the unleashed Exuberance, will finally put paid to a lot of that. It will be interesting to see which precise Areas of Gentrification get hit good and hard with some Vibrant Equity Seekers. Shaw? Columbia Heights? Time will tell.

    • Thanks: bomag
    • Replies: @Twinkie
  51. @epebble

    Why isn’t Freaknik a federal holiday yet?

    I’LL TELL YA WHY. WHITE SUPREMACY

    • Replies: @epebble
  52. Ed says:
    @Bill Jones

    Britain has a conservative government right? I mean I know it’s not arch right but it is still at least nominally conservative. Can they not conserve common sense over there at least?

  53. @Bill Jones

    They always ask that, and not always prefaced with “If you answered ‘female’ to the previous question.” I’ve never had any problem with it.

    However, I would need to think for a bit if they asked “Have you had irregular menstrual cycles lately?”

    • Replies: @Lying or just Dumb
  54. @JimDandy

    Damn, you called it first. And it’s a hot summer. The media will be supportive of violent outbursts.

  55. Twinkie says:
    @Ben Kurtz

    The U Street Corridor where the recent shooting took place in D.C. was a historically black neighborhood, but it had gentrified and become more white in recent decades…

    Local real estate interests still claim to see upside in these gentrified / gentrifying East of 16th areas, but I feel that the coming nasty recession, on top of all the unleashed Exuberance, will finally put paid to a lot of that. It will be interesting to see which precise Areas of Gentrification get hit good and hard with some Vibrant Equity Seekers. Shaw? Columbia Heights? Time will tell.

    Columbia Heights isn’t even majority black anymore and hasn’t been for 20+ years. Even when it was more heavily black, it was nothing like Anacostia. Of course, Anacostia was also heavily white until the 1960’s.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  56. Twinkie says:
    @Twinkie

    BTW, I jumped the gun (pun intended). The Tyson’s Corner shooters hasn’t been arrested yet.

  57. SIMP simp says:
    @Mike Tre

    Of course that what music gets famous is pushed from above by the music oligopoly. Make a simple, catchy song and repeat it everywhere until people start humming it. It’s a trick that works well due to some peculiarities of our cognition regarding expectations.
    80’s rock was very masculine in attitude and sound, even with the glam rock looks. That masculinity is not allowed anymore to white men, so when gangster rap got big around 1990 it replaced rock as a masculine music and rock became emo: tortured, sensitive white dudes whining about everything. It was not only Nirvana that did that but also Green Day (Basket Case) Radiohead (Creep) etc and the entirety of the proper emo and screamo scenes.
    The only other attitude allowed to rockers after grunge was childish comedy like in the videos of many pop punk bands of the era like The Offspring – Pretty Fly (for a white guy), blink-182 – All The Small Things, Sum 41 – In Too Deep etc
    The result was that much of the rock of the period from 1990 to 2010 was jarringly bipolar, the same album going from overwrought sentimentality to slapstick comedy with no inbetween.
    A more mature attitude was restricted to older rock acts or to the increasingly insular metal scene. Since about 2010 rock is dying. For me the only 2021 rock album worth listening was by Chevelle. There are some post-rock interesting acts like Polyphia and Sigur Ros but they are basically jazz in the way they deconstruct classic rock.
    Metal is still going but it doesn’t get any mainstream attention anymore and it’s not popular with young people, so both the bands and the crowds are getting older and smaller.
    Like porn mags and atheism, rock was a useful weapon to destroy the old culture, but now that the old culture is dead, it has lost its usefulness for the elites and it has no role in the new order.

    • Thanks: Mike Tre
  58. @Achmed E. Newman

    I meant to include Voltaire’s little maxim.

    “Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities”.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  59. Now here a a datum that should make any statistically minded Noticing Nerd sit up and pay attention.

    Fifth largest life insurance company in the US paid out 163% more for deaths of working people ages 18-64 in 2021 – Total claims/benefits up \$6 BILLION

    https://crossroadsreport.substack.com/p/breaking-fifth-largest-life-insurance?s=r

    “Company cites “non-pandemic-related morbidity” and “unusual claims adjustments” in explanation of losses from group life insurance business: Stock falling, replaces CEO”

    Bit tough on the CEO, I’d have been having words with the actuaries.
    I wonder how many deaths were “Summer of Floyd related”.

  60. G. Poulin says:
    @Bill Jones

    Not one more drop for these assholes.

  61. tyrone says:
    @JimDandy

    but if government-sanctioned urban rioting begins again

    ….would you buy a gun and only shoot it once, of course there will be more rioting ,just like there will be more “pandemics”.

  62. Since George Floyd’s death, I’ve read a 1000 op-eds about how sad and oppressed blacks feel …

    And none at all at how sad and oppressed some were made to be because of the riots that followed.

    Here’s a very rare news item about how some nice people raised \$230,000 to help dispel a bit of the gloom.

    Central Camera Reopens 122-Year-Old Loop Shop After 2020 Fire, Looting: ‘I’m So Happy This Place Is Still Here

    The store was destroyed in May 2020 in the unrest after police killed George Floyd. Almost two years later, it’s back open thanks to \$230,000 in donations from Chicagoans.

    https://blockclubchicago.org/2022/06/16/central-camera-reopens-122-year-old-loop-shop-after-2020-fire-looting-im-so-happy-this-place-is-still-here/

  63. Dchjk says:
    @Lurker

    I enjoyed watching him get punched

  64. nebulafox says:
    @Bill Jones

    > sex assigned at birth is not always visually clear to staff,

    There is an alternate litmus test that doesn’t involve having to make value judgements about sexual organs. See, if the baby urinates across anybody within immediate proximity after birth, it is a male child.

    Get that, Beautiful People? Get in close, close your eyes. If you feel something warm hit your shirt, you got yourself a boy.

  65. Nat X says:

    Just warming up for RaHoWa…

  66. Dchjk says:
    @epebble

    I work remotely, and get paid weekly.

  67. @JimDandy

    I agree with the last part of your response, but if government-sanctioned urban rioting begins again,

    Is there an incentive to let it begin again?

    I was under the impression that “a vote for us means no riots” was one of the unspoken agreements the current administration had with the populace. If rioting breaks out again, I do not see what incentive people would have for keeping the current jacks-in-office around.

    • Replies: @JimDandy
    , @bomag
  68. Three things make earth unquiet
    And four she cannot brook
    The godly Agur counted them
    And put them in a book
    Those Four Tremendous Curses
    With which mankind is cursed;
    But a Servant when He Reigneth
    Old Agur entered first.

  69. gregor says:

    I see that Mayor Cantrell has erected an enormous black power hair pick sculpture for Juneteenth. Apparently such public artwork has been showing up in black cities. Lol, just look at this thing.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/mayorcantrell/status/1537839205396750339

    • Replies: @Prester John
    , @Muggles
  70. WJ says:
    @rebel yell

    It was a sucker punch. They were in what appeared to be benign non threatening setting. The may or had no reason to think that insane savage was going to attack.

    As others noted, the mayor is a pandering to blm lefty. Rich boy who inherited father’s business and played as mayor.

  71. Mike Tre says:
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    So Nirvana was your secret to banging supermodels? Are you sure they weren’t trannies?

  72. Tex says:
    @PiltdownMan

    It was destroyed in “unrest”. Fair enough. Still short of “rioting” but edging up to it.

  73. Mike Tre says:
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    Dirt was a great album – but was overwhelmed with Staley’s obsession with heroin. Facelift is twice as good: just as angry but with a much wider spectrum and even some swagger in the lyrics.

    “It’s true that what became known as “grunge” had its lame Debbie Downer disposition, but some metal/rock in the early ‘90s got more ‘real’ than Sunset Strip hair metal (which I approve of) and still rocked”

    And that’s just it. Nirvana’s Bleach*, AiC’s Facelift, and Soundgarden’s Badmotorfinger were all released before the grunge push and the difference between each band’s first and second album is pretty drastic. Hard to believe they didn’t have significant control of their music taken away after signing with big labels. I remember reading that Tool deliberately took less money so they could always maintain control of their music and it’s paid off in the long run. I saw them in March and they still rock as hard as they did 32 years ago when they were playing the Natural Fudge cafe in Hollywood. Also worth noting is that none of their members ever committed suicide. All three front men for the former did. Maybe it was the only way they could clip their strings.

    • Replies: @Jenner Ickham Errican
  74. @Citizen of a Silly Country

    Steve is mostly more cagey than smart and he worships power and the whip hand. Steve’s dream scenario is Chuckie Schumer striding up to him patting him on the back and saying “steve-o we were wrong about the bruthas we need some good goys to fix this.”

  75. @International Jew

    “ said all donors are now asked whether they’re pregnant as part of a “duty to promote inclusiveness,” according to the report.”

    No no they didn’t always ask that.

  76. @PiltdownMan

    So a bunch of tribe members in the media stoked riots that’s burned hundreds of businesses but a single tribe members camera store (every time!) was rebuilt amidst the ash heaps of gentile businesses?

    Wow what a happy ending

  77. @PiltdownMan

    Any plans on how to keep the store from being looted and destroyed during the next uprising?

    Sadly, the owner, Don Flesch, sounds like a fool: “It was a total loss, but it was no comparison to the loss of Floyd’s life ‘and the countless other Black lives lost’ Flesch said at the time.”

    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
  78. Skittles ad announces five specially designed Pride Packs for Pride Month! I hope they also did something appropriate to observe Juneteenth — maybe commemorative Treyvon Packs

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  79. @Bill Jones

    Thanks for the quote, Bill. What’s going on is not even making us believe as some bullshit is just too bullshitty, period. They want you to act like you believe it. I suppose that’s like 1984. You must admit that 2 + 2 = 5. In the book, the guy was made to really believe it, I think, but it was not a happy ending either way.

  80. @Known Fact

    I did note they were selling some Pride Week fudge packs, if that helps …

    • LOL: Prester John
    • Replies: @Muggles
  81. @Harry Baldwin

    Sadly, the owner, Don Flesch, sounds like a fool:

    What’s the over/under on the number of injections and face coverings required for entry?

  82. epebble says:
    @HammerJack

    Why isn’t Freaknik a federal holiday yet?

    It is. Just that I was unaware. Now I realize, I worked last year too on the holiday since I did not know!

    BTW, the proper name is Juneteenth National Independence Day.

    July 4th is just Independence Day.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/PLAW-117publ17/html/PLAW-117publ17.htm

    [117th Congress Public Law 17]
    [From the U.S. Government Publishing Office]

    [[Page 135 STAT. 287]]

    Public Law 117-17
    117th Congress

    An Act

    To amend title 5, United States Code, to designate Juneteenth National
    Independence Day as a legal public holiday. <>

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
    United States of America in Congress assembled, <>
    SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the “Juneteenth National Independence Day
    Act”.
    SEC. 2. JUNETEENTH NATIONAL INDEPENDENCE DAY AS A LEGAL PUBLIC
    HOLIDAY.

    Section 6103(a) of title 5, United States Code, is amended by
    inserting after the item relating to Memorial Day the following:
    “Juneteenth National Independence Day, June 19.”.

    Approved June 17, 2021.

    LEGISLATIVE HISTORY–S. 475:
    —————————————————————————

    CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 167 (2021):
    June 15, considered and passed Senate.
    June 16, considered and passed House.
    DAILY COMPILATION OF PRESIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS (2021):
    June 17, Presidential remarks.

  83. How ironic that the word “Juneteenth”, which is ostensibly supposed to celebrate emancipation from slavery (in which case it should have been called “Emancipation Day”), in reality may only reinforce the Stepin Fetchit stereotype of the inarticulate bondsman!

    Typical America–wanting it both ways.

    • Agree: Hibernian
  84. @gregor

    I propose that blacks were, are–and always will be–their own worst enemy.

    This sculpture is Exhibit One.

  85. syonredux says:

    The past is being re-written. Britain has always been racially diverse…..

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._Malcolm%27s_List

    • Replies: @Maximus the Great
  86. @Mike Tre

    Mike, I think you and I have somewhat different tastes. Not a criticism of you, of course. I remember you wrote you were a drummer in LA rock band/bands? That’s cool, and might give you a different perspective on the music than me, a non-musician. It seems there might be songs that are better to actively play, and maybe jump around to live, in the audience, than simply listen to.

    “I Know Somethin (Bout You)” seems like one of those songs—too funky for “metal” or “hard rock” for my taste; almost sounds like Living Colour (which sucked) or a more ‘metal’ version of RHCP. Compared to the epic “Would?” above, or “Them Bones”, say, I find it annoying. However to play (or see live) it could be fun: bros jammin’ with bros.

    Imperfect analogy, but it’s like the difference in versions of “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” from The Band vs. Joan Baez:

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/confederate-statues-and-the-glamor-of-losing/#comment-1899384 (#141)

    Regarding the drugs and depression stuff, I’m guessing you may have come up a bit more ‘hard knock’ than me: If you saw friends and band mates and others going off the rails due to drugs or other disfunction, you may have a less ‘fatalistically glam’ perception of those kinds of personal failings and lyrical subject matter, and thus judge the messages/outcomes as tragic or weak or threatening.

    But from a youthful ( then 😉 ), possibly more ‘bougie’ yet Romantic perspective, that kind of going over the edge epic vibe gave/gives those songs their power. Given that the lyrics can be purposely obscure, or can have double meanings, they still work as a killer mood, no matter what the lyrics happen to be specifically referencing.

    • Replies: @Mike Tre
  87. Muggles says:
    @Citizen of a Silly Country

    I thought Silly Citizen of a Country was in jail up in Idaho as one of these “Patriot Front” dupes?

    Did they let you out early?

    Along with a few of your pals here, you are always attacking dear iSteve here for being too peaceful and calm. Not stirring up trouble or creating fantasy groups.

    Are you getting paid to post here? FBI? Agent provocateur?

    Just curious…

  88. @Mike Tre

    Thanks Mike. I’ve long suspected grunge was a shit corporate conspiracy. In the long run it helped kill the music industry so haha irony.

    • Replies: @Truth
  89. Muggles says:
    @gregor

    Now that’s a public statue that just begs to be torn down…

  90. Muggles says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    I’ve been working on my Pride Month Monkeypox vaccine special.

    First I have to catch some monkeys.

    Nah, it will probably work just as well without all that special research. COVID style!

    Maybe just offer it down at the dance clubs and see what happens. N = 89, that should be enough. Will be ready by the weekend.

    I plan to market it as “Fauci approved vaccine.” The rainbow colored monkey on the box will guarantee success. I need to find someone who can draw a gay looking monkey too.

    And if you get Monkeypox anyway, there will be a discount coupon included for your first booster shot. 15% off!

  91. Mike Tre says:
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    Thanks for the thoughtful reply. Give the entire Facelift album a few turns. The beginning of I Know Something has that funky intro but it goes hard rock after and the chorus has 2-3 intertwined vocal melodies overlapped to created a very cool harmony. It is some of Staley’s best work.

    As far as the drug use – heroin has taken a hold of guys in every genre of rock: Jimmy Page, Phil Anselmo of Pantera OD’d on heroin 2 nights before I saw them live in 1995. Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue. Most of the original lineup of Gun n Roses were on heroin. Boy George was addicted to heroin in the early 80’s. All these guys survived but the list goes on.

    I’m mostly neutral on the subject other than it seems to have affected the Grunge guys the most. Aside from who I mentioned, Scott Weiland of STP was another guy that died from heroin use, the front man from that ridiculous band Blind Melon died of heroin. Brad Nowell of funk/punk band Sublime as well. Sublime wasn’t Grunge but they got big around the same time. Eddie Vedder is pretty much the only frontman from the top 5 grunge acts to make it out alive.

    Yeah I did play in a metal band around LA in the early 90’s but I don’t play it as if I Know Something more about what constitutes good music. We like what we like. Nirvana had some catchy tunes and I really liked Bleach for its raw aggressiveness, even though the drummer (it wasn’t Dave Grohl) was bad. I was just never swept up in the hysteria created around them during Nevermind. (The baby on the album cover, who is now a fully grown man, is suing somebody over being sexually exploited for that cover) Hence my curiosity about the nature of their success.

    The lyrics make a difference. All Apologies is one of the most self loathing, whiny ballads ever written. the main riff sounds like a jingle playing in a commercial for some product that helps an old man from getting up three times a night to take a crap (up and down the stairs, up and down the stairs). It should be included on the “Songs to Blow Your Brains Out To” compilation album washed up celebrities promote on prerecorded midnight telethons.

    • LOL: bomag
  92. None of my business, being neither black nor American but “Juneteenth” sounds stupid to me.

    It implies that blacks don’t speak English well enough to pick a date and give it a name that doesn’t sound like it was made up by illiterates.

    • Agree: duncsbaby
    • LOL: William Badwhite
  93. J1234 says:
    @Wade Hampton

    Blacks understand that, as a group, they’re largely incapable of building or contributing anything of value in or to society. Music, dancing and sports are about as good as it gets for blacks. This leads to a violent self-hatred that is sometimes directed inwardly (gangs, domestic abuse and neglect) but is often directed outwardly (general crime, riots, wokeness.) At one time they genuinely believed that it was discrimination and inequality that explained their sorry state, but that belief is fading. Still, they can’t fully admit to themselves what their shortcomings are. With this kind of outlook, they’re destined to be stuck in emotional, political, spiritual and philosophical adolescence for generations (or centuries) to come.

  94. Bernard says:
    @Mike Tre

    The best Nirvana album is their Live MTV album. They play mostly covers and it is superb. Probably listened to it 1000 times, in part to judge my audio system because for a rock album, the recording quality is terrific.

  95. @syonredux

    Hilarious (i’m sure the Queen agrees) ~

  96. Anon[232] • Disclaimer says:
    @Mike Tre

    The late Charlie Watts struggled with heroin addiction during the 1960s and 1970s. Charlie beat the habit and lived a long life. Keith Richards and Mick Taylor both had serious drug problems in their younger days and are still with us.

  97. JimDandy says:
    @Luddite in Chief

    There’s incentive for histrionic grotesques to shriek in public, and there’s incentive for blacks to get more reparations in the form of tons of Louis Vuitton gear. How does one stop that? Aggressive policing is no longer allowed, and the cops want no part of it anymore anyway.

  98. @Mike Tre

    Thanks for the thoughtful reply.

    And thank you, as well.

    Give the entire Facelift album a few turns. The beginning of I Know Something has that funky intro but it goes hard rock after and the chorus has 2-3 intertwined vocal melodies overlapped to created a very cool harmony. It is some of Staley’s best work.

    I’ll check it all out some more. An immediate re-listen of IKS indeed sounded technically impressive.

    Yeah I did play in a metal band around LA in the early 90’s but I don’t play it as if I Know Something more about what constitutes good music. We like what we like.

    Hear hear, and good pun. 🙂

    The lyrics make a difference. All Apologies is one of the most self loathing, whiny ballads ever written.

    True, it’s a sucky song (right off, the music is boring and depressing), but in its partial defense there is a fat dollop of Cobain’s trademark sarcasm in the lyrics: “What else can I say? Everyone is gay” is not merely resigned, but mockingly ‘predicts’ our current degenerate societal freak show, hints of which were emerging in the “PC” early nineties.

    Cobain himself was a masochistic (rather than sybaritic) degenerate, but in my assessment a self-aware, somewhat reluctant one, damaged by circumstance, shitty personality, and spiraling “morbid self-attention” as Travis Bickle would put it. I haven’t played Nirvana ‘at home’ since the ’90s, but if I’m listening to terrestrial radio in the car I might leave, say, “Come As You Are” on the dial… but emotionally it’s squarely (pun intended) in the ‘new classic rock’ category.

    I understand what you’re getting at with self-pitying negativity—consider Waters and Gilmour in Floyd… Pink Floyd had a dark, soaring grandeur due in part to both their leading roles, but Gilmour eventually got tired of Waters personally and artistically, calling the original, unreleased bloated track list of The Wall as being a “catalogue of complaints” (or was it The Final Cut ?), IIRC.

    TLDR: Sometimes damaged people pop out of obscurity and make art, often with mixed results. Maybe not so funny to you personally (especially given the scene you were part of), the genre shift ‘killed’ the superior swaggering ‘80s metal vibe.

    • Thanks: Mike Tre
  99. @Twinkie

    Of course, Anacostia was also heavily white until the 1960’s.

    Where did Joe Boyd live?

  100. @rebel yell

    Sounds like a white liberal. Poor survival instincts, but in the long run that will be good for the country, they will go extinct.

    • Replies: @bomag
  101. @Mike Tre

    Radio stations around Chicago are pushing the joomteemf bs pretty hard. They are at “covid will kill us all” levels of propaganda.

    It makes one wonder how natural of an occurrence it is when a new song becomes a hit and gets playtime.

    When MGM refused to release “Hair”, the Cowsill brothers slipped the acetate to WLS anonymously, challenging the station and its audience to identify the “artists”. Don’t know if anybody actually did, but the phone lines lit up– WLS reached 45 states and was the most powerful station in the land, if not the world– and MGM buckled the next day. (The boys took quite a risk– acetates were the only copy extant.)

    Around the same time, “Time of the Season” was going nowhere until a Seattle DJ got it into his head to play it repeatedly. It caught on, there and elsewhere. Both records reached #1.

    These songs had juicy parts that encouraged record owners to lift the needle and pull it back a few grooves revolutions to hear it again.

    Come to think of it, Bing’s original recording of “White Christmas” bombed at home. But it struck a chord with our boys abroad, of which there were millions.

    Does anything like these stories happen today?

  102. bomag says:
    @Luddite in Chief

    I was under the impression that “a vote for us means no riots” was one of the unspoken agreements the current administration had with the populace.

    Yes, but the populace has been complaining about inflation and other declines, so more punishment is needed.

  103. bomag says:
    @Mike_from_SGV

    white liberal… Poor survival instincts… they will go extinct.

    Indeed, but it is a rather large segment of our population. Troubling that so many otherwise capable people are so easily brainwashed.

  104. @Mike Tre

    First of all, why do you care? I’m just some jerk on the internet.

    The secret to getting somewhere (not “banging”) with supermodels is actually painfully simple:

    1. There is a certain type of guy who actresses and models really, really really dislike.

    2. Don’t be that guy.

    2a. If you can manage to socially rescue a pretty girl from the unwanted attentions of That Guy, the ball is in your court.

    But mainly, just don’t be That Guy.

  105. Pontius says:
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    All I know about grunge is that for a few brief shining years my clothing was in style.

    • Replies: @Truth
  106. @Emil Nikola Richard

    In this case I would not go so far as to say that he deserves getting sucker punched but on the other hand I don’t care some negro sucker punched him one bit.

    I love it. I think it is great. We need more of it. Parasite Party pols–especially white ones–deeply deserve sucker punching.

    Note: I was born a soft-hearted “nice guy”. But I’ve outgrown the “nice guy” crap when it comes to politics. It’s one thing when we’re talking about disagreements about taxes or medical welfare programs or crappy public transit decisions. But what these Parasite Party people are doing is flat out attacking and destroying the cultural and genetic nation that I was born into. They are not “opponents” they are evil, nasty, POS. Lampposts are too good for them. Punching by their own pets is just entertainment.

    • Agree: William Badwhite
  107. Truth says:
    @Pontius

    Well, with the increase in homelessness around the nation, Old Sport, you’re about to be the new Yves St. Lauren.

  108. Truth says:
    @Mike Tre

    So Nirvana was your secret to banging supermodels? Are you sure they weren’t trannies?

    ?

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