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From the Los Angeles Times:

Jussie Smollett’s concert at L.A.’s Troubadour still on after attack
By NARDINE SAAD, JAN 29, 2019 | 1:05 PM

Jussie Smollett’s Los Angeles concert on Saturday is still on.

The “Empire” star and musician was the victim of a possible hate crime in Chicago on Tuesday, but he is still scheduled to perform solo at the Troubadour, the fabled West Hollywood venue, according to the concert booker, Sean Healy Presents.

… Smollett has not commented publicly on the attack, which has been condemned by many of his peers, politicians and fans, but a retweet of a Monday plug for the Troubadour show was among his latest social-media posts.

As of Tuesday afternoon, tickets (starting at $20) were still available for Saturday’s show.

$20 is cheap to see a Hate Crime Victim at a legendary nightclub! (And the service charge is only $5.55, which is less than I expected.)

Best known for his work on Fox’s musical drama “Empire,” which he stars in and writes music for, the actor has been a musician for much of his career. “F.U.W.,” a 2017 single, was his critique of the Trump administration and its policies.

Jussie Smollett’s song F.U.W.

Grown men killing babies
Who am I to say, you can make them nameless
Another hashtag today, yeah
Why should we care of that lady from somewhere, a far place
A covered face, tell me this

[Pre-Chorus]
Why are we back in the past?
It’s the same script, different cast
All of these alternative facts
Catch me outside, how about that?
Why is it so hard to keep hope?

Who got that popular vote?
Was the whole thing just a joke?
Was the whole thing just one big joke?

[Chorus]
It’s a fucked up world (yes it is)
Here we are in it
I ain’t going nowhere
Til’ we’re finished
It’s a fucked up world
Here we are in it
I ain’t going nowhere
Til’ we’re finished

[Verse 2]
Drivin’ me insane
We play a good game
Baby we still can’t win
Let’s cover the surface
Try to be perfect
But look at the president
Hurting me inside
Cause it feels like we walk a million miles
Losing momentum, losing, you win some
You better get it out now

[Chorus]
It’s a fucked up world (yes it is)
Here we are in it
I ain’t going nowhere
Til’ we’re finished
It’s a fucked up world
Here we are in it
I ain’t going nowhere
Til’ we’re finished

[Bridge]
Build a wall
It will keep us from loving each other
Rewrite the laws
It won’t keep us from loving each other
Build a wall (Build a wall)
It will keep us from loving each other (never gonna build a wall)
[?]

[Outro: Whispered]
Resist, resist, resist
Resist, resist, resist
Resist, resist, resist
Resist, resist, resist

 
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  1. Shaun King is now reporting that the prime suspects in the attack are Rick and Morty. After all, Gay Black Superman Jesus reports seeing his assailants leap into a spinning green vortex immediately following the assault.

    In minor news you don’t really need to know, an actual real-life young White female nurse was murdered in a parking garage by an actual non-imaginary Genius of Color, who apparently kicked her in the head over forty times.

    No tweets yet from the Dem conga line.

  2. Cortes says:

    Smollett means, ahem, “Small Head.”

  3. Jake says:

    This comes inevitably from making Martin Luther King the Most Sacred Cow to represent the Numinous Negro race as morally superior to the vast majority of whites.

  4. Anon[370] • Disclaimer says:

    He’s 36 years old, and half Jewish. You’d expect more than those juvenile, insipid lyrics out of him.

  5. Honest headline:
    Jussie Smollett’s concert at L.A.’s Troubadour still on after publicity stunt

    I had never heard of him before.

    Was he really seriously famous and I’m just out if it?

    • Replies: @guest
  6. Anon[370] • Disclaimer says:

    https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/jussie-smollett-rope-tied-around-neck-empire-star-racially-charged-homophobic-slurs-streeterville-attack/

    Smollett went for a late-night meal sometime after midnight at a Subway restaurant at 511 N. McClurg Court, police said. The actor was walking back to a nearby apartment about 2 a.m. when two people walked up to him in the 300 block of East North Lower Water Street … [and] made racially charged comments to the victim implying that they knew he was a star from the show,” police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said….

    A surveillance camera at the Subway shows Smollett at the restaurant.

    To the extent that he was recognized, it would have been at the Subway, I’d think, and the perps would be on that tape. On the other hand, masks and bleach are not in most people’s everyday carry. But come on, would haters be stalking the guy? How would they know he would be on that street?

    More than a dozen police detectives, some specializing in hate crimes, are working the case.

    This bodes badly for him if he’s faking it. “Hate crime specialists” are going to see through bullshit, and they will check his story and the available surveillance video 360 degrees before calling him in for another chat, which could be polite but brutal. That may be behind his desire to split for L.A. as quickly as possible.

    Most of these hate hoaxes by black guys, however, are uncovered when the guys confess. I’ve always wondered, why confess? The cops are not your friends. Who cares if they disbelieve you and think you’re a piece of shit. The important thing is not to expose yourself to prosecution. Don’t confess, and cut off contact if things get adversarial. Smollet may be too smart to confess.

  7. peterike says:

    As of Tuesday afternoon, tickets (starting at $20) were still available for Saturday’s show.

    Hmmm, how’s a brotha gonna make sure he sells out his show?

    [ thinks ]

    Got it!!

  8. Gunner says:

    Even most of the braindead commenters at The Root know this is a hate hoax. Pity that most Dem politicos are not that smart.

  9. Arclight says:

    There was a character on the HBO show Six Feet Under years ago who was an art professor or something like that, and one of his phrases that stuck with me when he was criticizing someone’s work was calling it “elephant art.” It was just so so obvious, in your face and without nuance that it was impossible to take it seriously.

    This is a good example.

  10. Michelle says:

    Those lyrics are astonishingly bad!

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
  11. Judging by his oeuvre, Jussie Smollett’s real occupation is being a wrangler for the Coalition of the Fringes, as his “art” consists of implausible joinings of disparate Dem constituencies.

    Which explains—but does not excuse—why senior Democrats have taken such a sudden and profound interest in his fake victimhood.

    • Replies: @guest
  12. anon[393] • Disclaimer says:

    They need to get the jews to write their hate hoax scripts these nooses are so 1919

  13. jill says:

    I say completely made up story….

    “Police say two people approached Smollett around 2 a.m. Tuesday as he was walking in the 300 block of East North Lower Water Street and got his attention by yelling racial and homophobic slurs. Smollett is black and openly gay.”

    Smollett was hit and an unknown chemical substance was poured on him, according to police. A rope was wrapped around Smollett’s neck before the attackers fled the scene, police said.

    According to police radio traffic, a dispatcher asked officers to check on a battery report from a caller in an apartment in the 300 block of East North Water Street just after 2:30 a.m. A friend of the actor told responding officers that “a noose was placed over the friend’s neck.” Police said Smollett took himself to Northwestern Memorial Hospital and is said to be in “good condition.”

    Street view where anti-gay, anti-black racists, homophobic avenging angels, who can spot a gay person in the blink of an eye in the dark of night, hang out at 2AM

    https://www.google.com/maps/place/300+E+North+Water+St,+Chicago,+IL+60611/@41.8895454,-87.620007,3a,75y,5.62h,90t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sYvbkGbG29cVvQLSzHHiGFw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!4m5!3m4!1s0x880e2ca971e09b31:0x353377e5ed084100!8m2!3d41.890273!4d-87.6199344

  14. Stick around until the end to get the catchy poem, Cill my Landlord.

  15. Mr. Anon says:

    So it was a publicity stunt. Or some kind of drug/gay thing gone wrong. Or both.

  16. Anonymous[786] • Disclaimer says:

    Wut alibi?

    We wuz kangz of super-G in Vail, aight?

    Making Alpine-skiing Great Again…

    • Replies: @El Dato
  17. Juicy is no Noel Coward…

    Mad Dogs and Englishmen
    (Noel Coward)

    In tropical climes there are certain times of day
    When all the citizens retire,
    to tear their clothes off and perspire.
    It’s one of those rules that the biggest fools obey,
    Because the sun is much too sultry and one must avoid
    its ultry-violet ray —
    Papalaka-papalaka-papalaka-boo. (Repeat)
    Digariga-digariga-digariga-doo. (Repeat)
    The natives grieve when the white men leave their huts,
    Because they’re obviously, absolutely nuts —

    Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun.
    The Japanese don’t care to, the Chinese wouldn’t dare to,
    Hindus and Argentines sleep firmly from twelve to one,
    But Englishmen detest a siesta,
    In the Philippines there are lovely screens,
    to protect you from the glare,
    In the Malay states there are hats like plates,
    which the Britishers won’t wear,
    At twelve noon the natives swoon, and
    no further work is done –
    But Mad Dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun.

    It’s such a surprise for the Eastern eyes to see,
    That though the British are effete,
    they’re quite impervious to heat,
    When the white man rides, every native hides in glee,
    Because the simple creatures hope he will
    impale his solar topee on a tree.
    Bolyboly-bolyboly-bolyboly-baa. (Repeat)
    Habaninny-habaninny-habaninny-haa. (Repeat)
    It seems such a shame that when the English claim the earth
    That they give rise to such hilarity and mirth –

    Mad Dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun.
    The toughest Burmese bandit can never understand it.
    In Rangoon the heat of noon is just what the natives shun.
    They put their scotch or rye down, and lie down.
    In the jungle town where the sun beats down,
    to the rage of man or beast,
    The English garb of the English sahib merely gets a bit more creased.
    In Bangkok, at twelve o’clock, they foam at the mouth and run,
    But mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun.

    Mad Dogs and Englishmen, go out in the midday sun.
    The smallest Malay rabbit deplores this stupid habit.
    In Hong Kong, they strike a gong, and fire off a noonday gun.
    To reprimand each inmate, who’s in late.
    In the mangrove swamps where the python romps
    there is peace from twelve till two.
    Even caribous lie down and snooze, for there’s nothing else to do.
    In Bengal, to move at all, is seldom if ever done,
    But mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
  18. Stick says:

    Its Selma all over again, but in Chicago at 2:00AM in -15 Degrees weather with MAGA Hats.

  19. Let’s see whether Smollett has the IQ sufficient to have understood just how much of Chicago is on camera 24/7.

    My money is on the conclusion that while this event may not have taken place, it is nevertheless indicative of the environment of hate inspired by the election of President Trump.

    • Replies: @David
  20. Clyde says:
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/01/28/wisconsin-nurse-killed-hospital-parking-garage-frozen-under-car/2706471002/

    In minor news you don’t really need to know, an actual real-life young White female nurse was murdered in a parking garage by an actual non-imaginary Genius of Color, who apparently kicked her in the head over forty times.

    And the perp who was arrested….. https://heavy.com/news/2019/01/kenneth-b-freeman-carlie-beaudin-suspect/

    • Replies: @Mr McKenna
    , @Mr McKenna
  21. Anonymous[786] • Disclaimer says:

    Wut alibi?

    We wuz kangz of super-G in Vail, aight?

    Making Alpine-skiing Great Again…

    • Replies: @Prof. Woland
  22. @The Germ Theory of Disease

    In minor news you don’t really need to know, an actual real-life young White female nurse was murdered in a parking garage by an actual non-imaginary Genius of Color, who apparently kicked her in the head over forty times.

    No tweets yet from the Dem conga line.

    I know my suggestion that ethnic groups actually be called out on their bad behavior is not popular in some quarters. But i still think it is necessary to move the ball forward.

    I don’t think we–nationalists\conservatives (or just lame ass old pale penis people)–are going to get any traction unless we have white politicians with the cojones to answer tweets\propaganda about these phony hate crimes with tweets\propaganda featuring these actual, very real hate crimes–which i’ll note actually affect the way millions of Americans live.

    That said–i think we’re at the point where calling their bluff with “ok let’s separate” is the straightforward approach. I simply have no desire to share a government–i won’t even call it a “nation”–with these people.

    • Replies: @Mr McKenna
  23. @Arclight

    It seems like many of these hate crimes that turn out to be fake could be considered a form of “elephant art” in themselves (though I suppose perhaps it’s too premature to say in this case, it just seems far too like previous frauds). It’s always nooses or swastikas. Like the most cartoonish and obvious depiction of racism they could imagine. It’s like if someone described being attacked by a terrorist and gave instructions to the sketch artist to draw Blofeld or Dr. Evil.

    • Replies: @Lurker
  24. It is interesting that Stacey Abrams was asked to do the rebuttal to the SOTU. The fact that they are defaulting to a black woman without any gravitas or real accomplishment bodes well for Kamala. If nothing, it is the image they want / need to project and probably more representative of who is calling the shots now.

    Asking Chuck Schumer and or Nancy Pelosi to deliver the rebuttal is bad optics. When they are together they look like an elderly couple who’s ready for an assisted care facility. They still control the family money but they are becoming mere figureheads. The real powers that be are the three racial caucuses (black, Hispanic, and Asian-Pacific Islander) all of whom can block anything the Democrats put forward thereby ceasing up the party we once knew. Once mom and dad are gone there will be nothing restraining the children, some of whom are not up to the task.

    • Replies: @Anon
    , @Whiskey
  25. Anonymous[339] • Disclaimer says:

    https://www.cnn.com/entertainment/live-news/jussie-smollett-attack/h_6d713a17d77438add630981fac20ac70

    The Streeterville neighborhood where the alleged attack occurred has a very high density of city and private surveillance cameras. As of 10 p.m. Tuesday, detectives canvassed and reviewed hundreds of hours of video and have now expanded the search area along the Chicago riverfront hoping to find video to be able to release a public description of the offenders. Unfortunately, thus far we have not found any helpful information on a suspect or a suspect’s vehicle to be able to share.

    So far, in a place so far with a high number of private surveillance cameras, they cannot find any images of the two alleged attackers. After combing through hundreds of hours of videos, the only image of Smollett police obtained from security cameras was inside the Subway sandwich shop near the location of the reported crime — and he was standing alone.

    • Replies: @El Dato
    , @YetAnotherAnon
  26. lol this is probably the most obvious of hoaxes I have seen. I almost felt compelled to predict it would turn out to be a hoax on my public twitter account that I use for my business persona because that’s how confident I am this will end up being fake.

  27. @Anonymous

    Many people often confuse the word Guerrilla with Gorilla.

    • Replies: @BigDickNick
  28. It’s inspirational to see this brave man unafraid to go on with his show so soon after being the victim of the most intersectional hate crime we’ve had in years.

    • Replies: @El Dato
    , @Rosamond Vincy
  29. Mr. Blank says:

    And to think barely anybody in America had heard of “Jussie Smollett” — employed in an industry where name recognition is everything — just a few days ago.

    Curious, that.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
  30. Bugg says:
    @Anon

    So these guys were lying in wait with a bottle of bleach in the middle of the night at a Subway and so far, no surveillance video? Right. Probably the same racists who spray-painted Lebron James’ LA home in the middle of the night, also, remarkably unfilmed.

    If anyone can find an online bookie who will take a bet on this being ANOTHER false instance of bias crime, please advise.

  31. Sung to the tune of “That’s How Strong My Love Is” (Otis Redding):

    To smear Donald Trump, I moan make up a story
    Of fag-hunting racists, with me as their quarry;
    Who’ll splash me with bleach, put my neck in a noose,
    Say sump’m bout Trump, then turn me aloose.

    [Chorus]
    That’s how strong my hate is
    That’s how strong my hate is
    That’s how strong my hate is
    That’s how strong my hate is

    Ain’t none this s–t true. My ass off? I’ll lie it.
    With my dope acting skills, the po-po will buy it.
    To stir up hate for Trump, ain’t much I won’t do
    (And to sell out my show at the Troubador, too).

    [Chorus]
    That’s how strong my hate is etc.

  32. Rich says:

    Kamala Harris called this “a modern day lynching”. No mention of Carlie Beaudin, a nurse actually murdered by one of her people. What’s she going to say when the actor gets arrested for filing a fake police report?

  33. Anonymous[786] • Disclaimer says:

    “After combing through hundreds of hours of videos, the only image of Smollett police obtained from security cameras was inside the Subway sandwich shop near the location of the reported crime — and he was standing alone.”

    Darn Canadians

  34. Anonymous[786] • Disclaimer says:

    Only an animal would do such a thing:

  35. Jmaie says:

    Heard this story on the radio yesterday. There was no mention of witnesses or video, which of course I immediately assumed was due to the fact that there weren’t any. Reading the news today, I see that I was correct.

    I love to be able to check his credit card records, to see whether they were any recent purchases of rope. But then I realized that the stories never mentioned anyone actually seeing any rope…

  36. What pisses me off more than anything is how the term “Musician” is thrown around with total abandon, and any talent-free nit-wit, such as this guy is then labeled as a “Musician”. Folks such as myself, a practicing Jazz player for the last five decades, and still learning, started off in an era in which when someone was labeled “Musician” he most certainly was indeed intitled to the depiction.
    Now jerks with no descernable musicality such as Springsteen,Lou Reed, Leonard Cohen are at the top of the totempole.

    Authenticjazzman “Mensa” qualified since 1973, airborne trained US Army vet and pro Jazz artist.

  37. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon

    Latest from Chicago PD, the entire street where he claimed it happened is covered by cameras. After house of extensive viewing, they have found nothing, not even him walking home.

    Another fake hate crime

  38. @Gunner

    Even most of the braindead commenters at The Root know this is a hate hoax.

    Jussie Smollett Reportedly Hospitalized in Chicago Following Racist, Homophobic Attack [Updated]

    https://thegrapevine.theroot.com/jussie-smollett-reportedly-hospitalized-in-chicago-foll-1832158963

    497 comments there. There are some saying that Smollett’s story is not plausible, like this one:

    “This is so over-the-top I am having a hard time believing it. ”

    Comments like that get replies like this:

    “We live in a country where men have been dragged behind pickup trucks and women have been set on fire by abusive exes, but THIS sounds implausible to you?”

    Plenty of retards totally buying into Jussie’s story.

  39. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @Prof. Woland

    Stacey Abrams looks as though she weighs about 350 pounds.

  40. @Anon

    More than a dozen police detectives, some specializing in hate crimes, are working the case.

    The Associated Press reports that, according to the Chicago Police, the detectives have reviewed hundreds of hours of tape from surveillance cameras and have found no evidence of any assault on Smollett.

  41. El Dato says:
    @Anonymous

    Ahhhh nuuuu Waka Ganda!!!

  42. El Dato says:
    @Anonymous

    It might have been an Evil Supernatural Doppelganger attack, where the Doppelganger is invisible to cameras but can kill and maim unhindered by the fact that is an expression of the victim’s inner turmoil.

    Like in “Perfect Blue”.

    Now in Perfect Black.

  43. rufus says:

    awww shit. Bobby Rush sighting. This may go full Wolfe…

    I guess this guy is black enough ? He claims hes part Jewish too, may be striving for intersectionality immunity.

    Take that Sailman [email protected]

    https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/empire-star-jussie-smollett-chicago-streeterville-attack-hate-crime/

  44. “Hey yo! There’s Jussie Smollett from ‘Empire!’

    He’s also prominent in LGBT activist circles! His new album was okay, although I did find his performance in ‘The Lonely Heart’ at Steppenwolf to be derivative and trite.

    Get him!”

    • Agree: Mr McKenna
    • Disagree: Abe
    • Replies: @rufus
    , @Abe
  45. 10 to 1 odds it’s a Hate Hoax.

    I wonder if the term “elephant art” as used in Six Feet Under came from the film critic Manny Farber’s famous essay:

    https://ascmag.com/blog/johns-bailiwick/white-elephant-art-vs-termite-art-manny-farber

    • Replies: @rufus
    , @J1234
  46. PhDPepper says:

    I checked, and I can’t find any Subways open at 2am in Chicago. 2 downtown open till 12. Maybe I’m missing something.

  47. rufus says:
    @Ghost of Bull Moose

    good thing I packed my maga kit tonite !

  48. rufus says:
    @Paleo Retiree

    80% hoax
    10 % Blax Attax
    10% Gay tryst gone bad

  49. They were on a polar bear hunt. That is why you should stay indoors at sundown in Chicago.

  50. @jill

    I know this area of Chicago well.
    Used to have condo there.
    Pretty damn safe.
    Maybe small chance of black on white crime, but even this would be unusual.
    Reverse virtually impossible.
    Whites are afraid of blacks generally .
    Kind of white person who would do this (not many) would never be in this area.
    Hoax (and an unbelievable one at that)!

  51. From the Chicago Sun-Times: https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/empire-star-jussie-smollett-chicago-streeterville-attack-hate-crime/

    “Smollett initially told police his attackers were two men wearing ski masks and all black clothing. In a follow-up interview, Smollett told detectives the men also yelled “this is MAGA country” after they attacked him, according to Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi. Smollett didn’t provide any other description of the men, including their race.”

    And From Federalistpapers.org: https://thefederalistpapers.org/opinion/dems-looking-ridiculous-backing-suspicious-story-maga-actor-attack

    “EMS services were declined by the friend. Smollett later took himself to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, police said.

    • Smollett was still wearing the noose around his neck when police arrived at his friend’s apartment nearly 45 minutes after the attack, according to a police spokesperson. Police took the rope as evidence.”

  52. I’m always on the lookout for a cable TV series to get addicted to (eg Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones).

    So I watched the 1st season of Empire. Boring…… Couldn’t get interested in it. Having seen the 1st season, I still couldn’t pick out of a crowd anyone who starred in this except Terrence Howard. And I doubt a roving gang of MAGA thugs could do so at 2am either.

  53. Whiskey says: • Website
    @Prof. Woland

    Dem party is driven by rage against White men by Blacks, Hispanics and White women. Think Ashley Judd stamping on her ex husband. Forever.

  54. PaceLaw says:

    I have a couple of possibile names for the future documentaries about this epochal event in the civil rights history of these great United States of America:
    1) Who-done-it to Smollett?
    2) Justice for Jussie?
    3) MAGA v. HOMO v. BLM

  55. Two MAGA baclava veiled wypipo thrill-seekers brave the Arctic chill of polar Wakanda in order to douse a Bantu sex pervert with Clorox and provide him with a hemp necktie, gratis.

    Makes sense to me.

  56. @Anonymous

    That CNN report as good as says “hate hoax”. What’s depressing is that he’ll probably get away with it, unless some senior CPD guy is annoyed at the huge waste of police time.

  57. @Prof. Woland

    People monkey that up all the time.

  58. @jill

    unknown chemical substance was poured on him

    KY Jelly?

  59. Clyde says:

    My theory– In the Subway sandwich shop he came onto some guy who was gay or not. This guy smacked him thus humiliating him. Because Smollette thinks he is such a sure fire handsome gaye blade. To ease the humiliation Smollette then makes up this cock n bull story of MAGA assault and nooses.

  60. JimB says:

    Steve or one of his white readers should offer to punch a black celebrity in the face and call him a n***er two weeks before the 2020 election in exchange for ten million dollars from the Democratic Party, payable in bitcoin.

  61. @Clyde

    Stories like this murdered nurse happen every day, which is one of the more minor reasons the MSM aren’t interested. But stories like Jussie’s don’t happen every day (or ever, really) so the MSM remain absolutely captivated. Until a bit of truth happens to trickle out, and the MSM quickly move on to the next hoax.

    There is an authoritative online ledger of Hate Crime Hoaxes, right?
    I sure can’t keep count.

    • Replies: @Ragno
  62. @Anon

    This bodes badly for him if he’s faking it.

    Your phrase implies that there might be some price to pay.

    People, people! The poor guy was just trying to raise awareness!

  63. @AnotherDad

    I think we’re at the point where calling their bluff with “ok let’s separate” is the straightforward approach.

    Unfortunately, it’s impossible. Way too many hoods are mixed up, and getting more mixed up all the time. Oddly, many blacks have no desire to live in all-black hoods.

    And not incidentally, this ‘mixing’–with a deliberate eye toward making it intractable–is a primary intention of AFFH.

    Also not incidentally, separations might interfere with reparations.

    I simply have no desire to share a government–i won’t even call it a “nation”–with these people.

    QFT but they’re never going to let us go, and they’re never going to let us have any peace. First they’ll erase all of our rights, then they’ll bankrupt us, and finally exterminate us.

    While negroes remain the effective shock troops, this endless war upon Anglo-American Males is ultimately the handiwork of the people who were saved from the Nazis–by Anglo-American males.

  64. guest says:

    “Cash me ousside, howbow dah?”

    Primetime soap opera actor who sings apparently quotes Dr. Phil juvenile delinquent rapper to own Blumpf.

  65. guest says:
    @Joe Magarac

    The show, Empire, is famous. I have no idea how famous he is personally, but no doubt his music has sold because the show is essentially advertising for downloads.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
  66. guest says:
    @Almost Missouri

    He is himself an implausible joining. Jussie Smollett isn’t exactly a common name for a black dude. Also, he’s gay. So Blacks, Jews, and alphabet soups are represented in his persona.

  67. guest says:
    @jill

    To be fair, he is famous. So the homosexuality wouldn’t have to be readily apparent.

  68. @Anon

    Anon, Whoa my friend. Those be Pulitzer Prize worthy lyrics, if not just a Grammy. You set your sights too high. If he was writing from Africa and he tagged in a line about climate change and genocide, Nobel Prize.

  69. @Anon

    Anon, Chicago’s police department solves very few murders, but they have a spare baker’s dozen of detectives for this?

    • Replies: @El Dato
    , @Reg Cæsar
  70. @Gunner

    Gunner, please think about a Twelve Step Program to get yourself away from the Root.

    • Replies: @Gunner
  71. Ken52 says:

    Didn’t he have racial slurs written on his body, which was covered in feces. Where’s Al when you need him?

  72. @Arclight

    Arc, “Elephant Art”, could it be a reference to the depiction of the Virgin Mary crafted from elephant dung that I remember from years back. Same time frame as the despicable ” Piss Christ.”

  73. @Michelle

    Michelle, come on, “Baby It’s Cold Outside” are bad lyrics.

    • Replies: @Michelle
  74. David says:
    @Alec Leamas (hard at work)

    From GQ (I know) last night:

    While [the attack’s] veracity isn’t confirmed, its sentiment needs no fact-check. America’s choice to embrace the blind rage of late-stage whiteness in decline is an explicit longing for this kind of crime…

    The piece is truly unhinged but we’re used to that now.

    https://www.gq.com/story/jussie-smollett-hate-crime

  75. @Pattern Recognition

    Pat, Love that poem and today, while I was snow blowing my drive in a blinding blizzard I recalled only mad dogs and Englishmen and an occasional Buffalo Joe go out in a blizzard.

  76. El Dato says:
    @Song For the Deaf

    There was not a **single** mention about Furries! Not one!

  77. El Dato says:
    @Buffalo Joe

    Imagine you have to try to solve sordid crap all year long. Wouldn’t you want a few days off to trawl for and then look at tape where absolutely nothing happens?

  78. When my low-clearance rate detective brethren on the Chicago Police Department determine that this human-like organism fabricated the incident will he be charged with a felony for the false report? Or will Superintendent Special Ed decline to charge the brother? 99 % of these alleged incidents are outright lies with political motivation.

  79. @Clyde

    “New Mexico Man”

    A New Mexico man has been accused of raping three different children in a week after being released on bail twice by the same judge then going on the run.

    Raymond Hernandez, 29, was arrested for a third time on Monday morning after a state-wide manhunt.

    He was first taken into custody on January 15 after allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl and beating her friend.

    He was released on bond which had been agreed t0 by Judge Ernest Ortega…

    Two days later, after being allowed out on the basis that he wear an ankle monitor, he was arrested again for allegedly molesting a 19-month-old girl who lived in the same home as the teen he is said to have raped, The Taos News reports.

    Judge Ernest Ortega granted the accused predator’s release twice

    On January 24, after being released, he allegedly raped a five-year-old girl.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6646379/New-Mexico-man-rapes-three-children-week-released-bail-TWICE.html

    Please no one tell R.U. about this one. It’s America’s Future, Here Today!

    I wonder if he’ll get Judge Ortega again. If Judge Ortega had a son..
    …j/k I’m sure he has several.

    • Replies: @clyde
  80. @Anon

    Dr Drew just mentioned he is at the hospital, still. Said even with cuts, abrasions, broken ribs would not still b on a medical unit. Speculated he may b on a psychiatric hold. Mentioned the hours reviewing sec cam vids and, nada.

  81. CJ says:
    @Anon

    … the 300 block of East North Lower Water Street …

    That address belongs in a comedy sketch. Three directional adjectives?

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  82. @Anon

    No Stephen Sondheim. Nor a Beastie Boy. Not even Lenny Kravitz.

  83. @Song For the Deaf

    Shades of Morton Downey, who drew the swastika on his face almost as badly as a real neo-Nazi.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    , @Lurker
  84. Gunner says:
    @Buffalo Joe

    But I am addicted to retarded black comments.

  85. @Mr. Blank

    And to think barely anybody in America had heard of “Jussie Smollett” — employed in an industry where name recognition is everything — just a few days ago.

    True. I’d never heard of him either, but then I am so old I don’t know most of the people on the front page of the National Enquirer in the grocery line.

  86. J1234 says:
    @Paleo Retiree

    10 to 1 odds it’s a Hate Hoax.

    At least. One of the tell tale signs is that the left likes to be crudely poetic when fabricating these hate frauds. They feel the story has to be worthy of an interesting civil rights folk tale fifty years from now. I first noticed this tendency when black non-binary (or whatever) college girl fabricated her hoax several years ago. She said a hater wrote “Know your place, tranny!” on her dorm wall. Yeah, right.

    The “this is MAGA country,” of this current incident reeks of the same made-for-TV-movie poetry. The question remains, however, about his injuries. I’m guessing he got in a fight with a male escort. Or maybe he mouthed off to some white guys, got pummeled, and had to come up with a face saving story.

  87. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Rosamond Vincy

    I do not believe that there ever were any real neo-Nazis.

    • Replies: @Rosamond Vincy
  88. Grown men killing babies
    Who am I to say, you can make them nameless

    George Tiller, MD, was anything but nameless.

    Oh, he means the babies… never mind. His friends made it so.

  89. @Buffalo Joe

    Anon, Chicago’s police department solves very few murders, but they have a spare baker’s dozen of detectives for this?

    They took time off from their verrrrrrry slow examination of concealed-carry permit applications. Like Mr Smollett’s.

    You can just hear them cussing out Clarence Thomas, now that Anthony Kennedy is off-limits. Thanks to people like Mr Smollett.

  90. @Gunner

    Even most of the braindead commenters at The Root know this is a hate hoax.

    False-flag hate crimes are not fake hate crimes. They’re just as real as the real ones. Indeed, doubly so.

    Just misinterpreted.

  91. J.Ross says: • Website
    @guest

    It’s not famous, it’s black famous. It’s like that TV show that was essentially an unhinged social climbing and societal rectification fantasy for black women, it was massively popular among black women, unknown to whites, and not all that familiar to straight black men apart from noticing that their girl was crazy for it.
    Entertainment is getting more and ghettoized because there are apparently only two general ideas left in Hollywood: milk existing franchises to death and pander shamelessly to a particular group at the expense of all others. Combining these has proven disastrous for formerly remunerative product lines.
    Michigan Public Radio had a story today that was actually not frothing with hatred for the Constitution: they spoke to an old lady who had been the voice actor for about half the child roles on the original Lone Ranger radio serial (which, like the Green Hornet, was a Detroit invention, originating on WXYZ which is now Channel Seven). She mentioned the unity of the audience (which was partly a function of lacking alternatives). The presenter mentioned the standing script rules, which bore out the unity argument. The protagonists had to be presented a certain way of course, but bad guys could never be foreigners or coming from a position of wealth or power (this was during the Depression). Now there are standing script rules but they are bent the other way.

    • Replies: @guest
  92. Ragno says:
    @Mr McKenna

    My initial instinct is to weep for this poor woman’s husband and family.

    But these are evil days we are living in. I can’t say I’d be shocked if her husband lashed out at all the white men who didn’t kill her, never harmed a hair on her head and are now venting their anger upon her useless murderer, while managing to avoid mentioning Freeman’s name completely. Would you?

    After Mollie Tibbetts, I’ve learned to be very cautious – if not close-mouthed – with my sympathy. It’s a helluva thing, to live in a country where vastly more of my fellow citizens will exhibit outrage over this week’s shamefully bogus hate hoax than risk the media-fanned backlash sure to greet anyone with the racist effrontery to be furious and sick at heart over the vicious murder of, after all, what was only one more mundane, provincial Becky in a world with too many of them to begin with (and my God, she was blonde!…….which just makes it worse).

    I reserve the deepest displays of my humanity for me and mine; I suggest you do likewise. I know it sucks, but like a better man than I’ll ever be said, be in this world, not of it.

  93. Lurker says:
    @Rosamond Vincy

    The ‘neo-nazis-can’t-draw-swastikas’ meme is itself likely a result of the hate hoax.

    • Replies: @Rosamond Vincy
  94. Lurker says:
    @Senator Brundlefly

    I think this is because they think what they see on TV is real. TV drama is filled with routine hate crime, they dutifully recreate what they see – smirking, nooses, swastikas, gang-rape by white men etc.

    I presume the police are generally skeptical when presented with the sort of crimes they have never seen in real life before.

  95. @Lurker

    No, they really do mess up at least one leg every time. There was a chalk one on the way to our school bus stop in elementary school, and it was a local tradition to jump over it or you’d get cooties or something. I distinctly remember one leg was out of kilter.

  96. Anonymous[378] • Disclaimer says:

  97. duncsbaby says:

    Sure, if you just print the lyrics out like that it just makes them seem really insipid. I think it pales in comparison to one of the fave tunes from my youth:

    She’s flying in the face of fashion now
    Seems to have a will of her own
    She’s flying in the face of fashion, yeah
    Seems to have it all chromed
    The time was going, so frequently
    She said if I try harder again
    She’s flying in the face of fashion now
    Sells the world annually to a friend
    She’s singin’ world shut your mouth, shut your mouth
    Put your head back in the clouds and shut your mouth
    World shut your mouth, shut your mouth
    Put your head back in the clouds and shut your mouth
    She always used to live so secretly
    I’d be seen in the avenue sound
    And taking on the role of the four winds now
    Having tea there out in the crowd
    She’s flying in the face of fashion, yeah
    Seems to have a will of her own
    In lieu of what you’re saying so frequently
    She seems to have it all adds up
    She’s singin’: world shut your mouth, shut your mouth
    Put your head back in the clouds and shut your mouth
    World shut your mouth, shut your mouth
    Put your head back in the clouds and shut your mouth
    World shut your mouth, shut your mouth
    Put your head back in the clouds and shut your mouth
    World shut your mouth, shut your mouth
    Put your head back in the clouds and shut your mouth
    World shut your mouth, shut your mouth
    Put your head back in the clouds and shut your mouth
    World shut your mouth, shut your mouth
    Put your head back in the clouds and shut your mouth
    World shut your mouth, shut your mouth
    Put your head back in the clouds and shut your mouth
    World shut your mouth, shut your mouth (fade)

    Songwriters: JULIAN COPE

    • Replies: @Trevor H.
  98. @CJ

    Back about 1990 I could find free parking places in the underground depths of Streeterville because it was so Piranesian that nobody else wanted to drive to the bottom.

    • Replies: @Trevor H.
  99. Steve, once again you’ve made a hash of moderating these comments.

  100. clyde says:
    @Mr McKenna

    More like two Mexico men…including the hare brained judge.

    • Agree: Trevor H.
  101. Trevor H. says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Piranesian

    Next you’ll be asking us all upstairs to see your etchings, er, engravings.

  102. Trevor H. says:
    @duncsbaby

    And those pale in comparison with the same songwriter’s “Saint Julian” –title track from the same album IIRC.

    https://genius.com/Julian-cope-saint-julian-lyrics

  103. @J.Ross

    They have websites out there, where they endorse the kind of death-metal t-shirts, posters, & bands that would horrify actual 1930s, blood-&-soil-&-Aryan-Family-Values NS members. Talk about Degenerate Art!

  104. It was interesting to hear Tucker comment on this last night. He was very circumspect and did not speculate much or offer an opinion but I cannot help believe that he was circling around the story like a dive bomber knowing that his might be fake. Like an effective Troll, he engages the topic with seemingly an open mind and good will only to come down all that much harder when it turns out to be false. If this does turn out to be bogus, he is in position to swoop in for the kill.

  105. guest says:
    @J.Ross

    Black famous? It didn’t air on BET. It was the #1 show on Fox. Maybe black people watch more network t.v. than whites nowadays, but whites are still aware of it. And I very much doubt their 10-15 million viewers are all black women, though that may be the target audience.

  106. PhDPepper says:
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    My initial check wasn’t thorough enough- there are in fact several 24hr Subways close to the Loews Hotel. I live in a big city, and have never heard or seen a 24hr Subway, so that detail sounded strange to me. Welp, I was wrong.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  107. @PhDPepper

    The average building in Streeterville might be 10 stories. It’s very densely populated. It didn’t have much nightlife when I lived in Chicago 19 years ago. It tended to be corporate managers living there.

  108. Michelle says:
    @Buffalo Joe

    Baby it’s cold outside “lyrics” are not “song” lyrics but realistic banter, a la play lines set to music. Big difference. Smollett’s lines are excruciatingly, embarrassingly bad.

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