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From the UC Hastings law school alumni magazine:

LEOP: Opening Doors for Students of Promise
TUESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2018

For 50 years, the Legal Education Opportunity Program has made law school accessible for disadvantaged students.

Elizabeth McGriff ’96 was a young single mother when she enrolled at UC Hastings through the Legal Education Opportunity Program (LEOP), which admits students from adverse backgrounds and supports them to succeed. Now, as the program approaches its 50th anniversary, McGriff has returned to take the helm as director, ensuring that LEOP cultivates the next generation of diverse legal professionals.

LEOP offers admission to approximately 50 high-achieving students each year—up to 20 percent of the class—who have experienced major life hurdles, such as educational disadvantage, economic hardship, or disability. The majority are students of color. Besides traditional admissions criteria, such as grades and LSAT scores, the program also considers students’ overall potential and the obstacles they’ve overcome. “These are extraordinary students who have been playing while injured in the game of life, but all they do is win,” McGriff said.

Once students enroll, LEOP supports them throughout their tenure at UC Hastings, offering a weeklong orientation, academic counseling, practice exams, and help preparing for the bar exam and job interviews, among other resources and services.

McGriff knows the benefits of LEOP firsthand. She was working as a teacher when she decided to attend law school in 1993 to better advocate for underserved communities. Her passion for social justice was inspired in part by her mother, Lulann Sapp McGriff, a civil rights activist who was a four-term president of the San Francisco chapter of the NAACP.

In the late 1960s, movements to protest the Vietnam War, protect the environment, and defend the rights of women and minorities swept campuses across the country. At UC Hastings, this spirit animated student activists to push the school to expand minority admissions.

After Martin Luther King Jr. was killed in 1968, faculty, students, and alumni launched a memorial fund in his name to support minority recruitment. The student government, known as Associated Students, instituted a mandatory fee reserved for financial aid for minority students. Additionally, the Thurston Society, an honorary academic group, began advocating for a program to increase minority enrollment by considering admissions criteria beyond test scores and grades. “Law schools were very exclusive and elite at the time, and there were lots of barriers for people who didn’t come from wealth or multigenerational lines of professionals,” McGriff said. “There weren’t many students of color and even fewer who came from challenged backgrounds.”

In the fall of 1969, Dean Arthur Sammis launched the Minority Admissions Program (later renamed LEOP) with an initial class of 40 students. The Thurston Society helped recruit candidates, and a committee of students and faculty evaluated applicants based not only on LSAT scores and GPAs but also on community involvement, motivation, letters of recommendation, and financial need. Within three years, the program increased minority enrollment from just 14 students to 140.

Even though the Thurston Society offered a tutoring program for LEOP students, many early participants struggled in the competitive law school environment. In response, in the 1970s, the program added additional support, including one-on-one mentoring from attorneys of color. By the end of the decade, UC Hastings had one of the largest legal education opportunity programs among public law schools in the nation. LEOP went on to count many prominent alumni among its ranks, including U.S. Senator Kamala Harris ’89; San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi ’85; Adelmise Warner ’01, chief counsel at Pandora; and Andrew Houston ’07, procurement counsel for the University of California’s Office of the General Counsel.

Other than her parents getting divorced when she was 7, what adversity did Kamala Harris overcome? Her parents both have doctorates. Her mother was a cancer researcher. Her father was a Stanford professor.

I’m guessing the whole “adversity” spin to LEOP was just added after the 1996 Proposition 209 made racial affirmative action illegal in California government institutions like Hastings law school. Harris went to Hastings from 1986-1989 when, after the Bakke decision, it was more or less legal to have affirmative action in California government as long as you didn’t use the Q word “quota.”

Here’s a 2016 press release from Hastings:

UC Hastings Congratulates Kamala Harris ’89: California’s next U.S. Senator
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (UC Hastings) — University of California Hastings College of the Law is proud to congratulate trailblazer Kamala Harris ’89 on her election to the United States Senate. …

That sense of purpose led her first to Howard University in Washington, D.C., America’s oldest historically black university, then to UC Hastings, which suited her aspirations and lifelong bent toward activism. She served as president of the Black Law Students Association (BLSA), in a regional post for BLSA’s national parent organization, and as an advocate for greater campus diversity as part of the Legal Education Opportunity Program.

From Hastings’ admissions website:

LEOP Admissions
UC Hastings Law | San Francisco

UC Hastings created the Legal Education Opportunity Program (LEOP) in 1969 to make an outstanding legal education accessible to those who come from disadvantaged educational, economic, social, or physical backgrounds. UC Hastings understands that being subject to significant adversity may have prevented applicants from attaining numerically-measured goals that fully reflect their motivation, talent, and academic and professional ability.

In addition to completing the general application for admission, those applying through LEOP are required to address questions on the LEOP Application Supplement and are strongly encouraged to submit a second personal essay detailing the adversity they have encountered.

Once at UC Hastings, students in LEOP are enrolled in the same courses as the rest of the student body, and participate fully in the life of the College. However, students admitted through LEOP are also provided with the opportunity to participate in a cooperative academic support program committed to their success in law school and in the legal profession. This academic support program, which begins with a week-long orientation prior to the beginning of school and spans a student’s entire stay at UC Hastings.

LEOP FAQs

… Applying through LEOP
The Legal Education Opportunity Program (LEOP) offers special consideration in admission to applicants who have been subject to significant adversity that may have prevented them from attaining numeric criteria that fully reflect their motivation, talent, and academic and professional ability. While standard numeric criteria are considered in LEOP admissions, added emphasis is placed on non-numeric criteria.

Applicants interested in applying through LEOP must address all pertinent questions (listed below) on the LEOP Supplemental application. Answers to these questions will be used by the LEOP Committee and by the Admissions Office. …

– Describe the financial situation of your family from birth to college entry. Please include sources of income, income estimates, number of household wage earners, and number of dependents. Please describe any unusual expenses.

– Please describe the occupation(s) and the educational background(s) of the person(s) who raised you.

– Describe your early educational experiences through high school. Discuss the expectation level of and support for educational and career achievement in your family and community. What impact, if any, did it have on your education?

– Please list your source(s) of financial support in college by approximate percentage:
Family: ___ Employment: ___ Loans: ___ Grants/scholarships: ___ Other assistance:___

– Describe any paid or unpaid test preparation, academic support, or tutorial services you have used since elementary school.

– Identify and describe the community(ies) in which you resided from birth to age of college entry. Describe any bias you faced as a member of such community(ies) and explain what impact, if any, it had on your academic performance.

– Are you an immigrant or the child of immigrant parents? If yes, please include the country of origin, year of arrival in the U.S., and the reason for immigrating.

– If English is not your first language, how old were you when you first learned English? Was English the primary language spoken in your home?

– Have you had any learning or physical disability that may have adversely affected your academic performance? Please indicate what accommodations, if any, you were provided in high school and college. If possible, please include supporting documentation of your disability and/or accommodations.

– LEOP applicants are strongly encouraged to submit an additional personal statement in which they identify and describe in detail the challenges and obstacles that they have faced and the impact these challenges may have had on their academic preparation. Applicants should include specific information on what they have done to meet and/or overcome these challenges.

For over 50 years, American society has been demanding of its nonwhite elites that, in reward for career privileges, they concoct statements about how much they have been victimized by whites. Is it any surprise that eventually people come to believe their own self-advocacy?

Thanks to iSteve commenter Thomas for the tip.

 
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  1. Surprising? Not really.

  2. • LOL: Bardon Kaldian
    • Replies: @El Dato
    @inertial

    Life is difficult when the original white sin of slave ownership will haunt you unto the umpteenth generation.

    https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/kamala-harris-ancestor-slaves/


    There is no doubt that Hamilton Brown was a prominent plantation owner in Jamaica during the first half of the 19th century, owned slaves, and also advocated against the abolition of slavery and sought to downplay the difficult working and living conditions of slaves in Jamaica.

    However, we have been unable to verify that a line of descent exists between the modern-day Harris family and the 19th-century slave owner. As such, the claim that an ancestor of Sen. Harris owned slaves in Jamaica remains unproven. If evidence emerges that verifies that line of descent, we will update this fact check accordingly.
     
    It's good that Kamala is Black!. That mitigates circumstances somewhat.

    Replies: @res

    , @AnotherDad
    @inertial

    Dinesh tediously being Dinesh, but kudos to John Law having fun with it.


    Simple truth: Everyone on this planet is the descendant of slaves and slave owners. It's just a question of where and when.

    Everyone is also the descendant of thieves and rapists and murders ... just a question of where and when. And, of course, some much more so than others.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  3. I would imagine all the undergrads at Howard and other HBCUs applying to grad and professional schools automatically get directed towards applying to these programs by their counselors.

    • Replies: @AnotherDad
    @Anonymous

    Yep. I don't think this tells us much. I'd think the program throws itself at any qualified minority--otherwise the stats, the results tend to look even more mediocre.

    We need her grades, SAT and LSAT to get a real handle on this question.

    ~~

    In my book, you run for public office, the people should know what they are getting.

    I'd have an amendment that to run for public office or be appointed to judicial office--at minimum federal office (Congress, Pres, VP, federal judges)--your legal record, criminal and civil, your military records, your taxes, your medical records and your academic record SATs, LSATs, college grades--are all released. Let us judge what a wonderful gift to the Republic you'll be.

    Don't like it ... spare us your "public service".

  4. Yeah, Willie Brown looks like a superior candidate for affirmative action.

    Brown was born on March 20, 1934[3] in Mineola, a small segregated town in East Texas marked by racial tensions,[4] to Minnie Collins Boyd and Lewis Brown. Brown was the fourth of five children.[5] During Brown’s childhood, mob violence periodically erupted in Mineola, keeping African-Americans from voting. His first job was a shoeshine boy in a whites-only barber shop.[5] He later worked as a janitor, fry cook and field hand.[6] He learned his strong work ethic at a young age from his grandmother.[5] He graduated from Mineola Colored High School, which he later described as substandard and left for San Francisco in August 1951 at the age of 17 to live with his uncle.[citation needed]

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willie_Brown_(politician)#Early_life,_education,_and_early_career

    In terms of future Willie Brown memes how about crossover memes with Ray Charles? Both were essentially blind and possessed immense wisdom. Harris likely learned more political Know-How as a side-squeeze than the entire political science faculty at Harvard and Yale (which might not be saying much.)

    • Replies: @Hypnotoad666
    @Kronos

    Willie Brown predated affirmative action, and didn't need it anyway. Whatever else you might say about Brown, he was a "natural" power broker. His "one weird trick," aside from being affable and useful to everyone, was to have no fixed principles or ideology whatsoever.

    His only philosophy of government was that he should be at the center of it. He was in politics to "do deals," and I don't think he ever pretended otherwise. So at least no one could ever call him a hypocrite. At some point, a transactional cynicism like that amounts to its own kind of pure idealism.

    Replies: @J, @kaganovitch, @Jim Bob Lassiter, @Harry Baldwin

    , @Redneck farmer
    @Kronos

    Willie Brown was once asked by some whiny do-eviler what he had done for the poor.
    "I stay out of their way. I don't shop at K-Mart."
    Can you really hate a guy who says something like that?

    Replies: @Kronos

    , @Steve Sailer
    @Kronos

    Right. Besides growing up under Jim Crow and going to very poor segregated schools, Willie Brown went more or bless blind when he was Speaker of the California assembly and still went on to be a successful mayor of San Francisco.

    He was probably the most talented black politician of the latter 20th Century, even more than Jesse and Al, but he always remained a regional figure. San Francisco was too weird (e.g., his ally Rev. Jim Jones) and too nonblack. And I would imagine his blindness slowed any national ambitions he might have had.

    Replies: @JimB, @Escher, @Buffalo Joe, @Olorin

    , @Jim Bob Lassiter
    @Kronos

    "Brown was the fourth of five children."

    Whose five children? His daddy's or his mama's?

    , @artichoke
    @Kronos

    Not to deny Willie Brown's talents that others speak of, they may be right. But he's an ass. Surely he had something to do with the description of the town and people where he grew up:

    "a small segregated town in East Texas marked by racial tensions"

    and that's all they say about it. FU too, Willie Brown.

    Replies: @Kronos

  5. … her mother, Lulann Sapp McGriff, a civil rights activist who was a four-term president of the San Francisco chapter of the NAACP.

    Before blacks were pushed out of that city.

    No Elizabeth is mentioned in Lulann’s obit:

    https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Lulann-Sapp-McGriff-3075841.php

    A cryptic explanation for her children’s surnames, though.

    • Replies: @Icy Blast
    @Reg Cæsar

    They weren't "pushed out of that city." They live primarily in two ghettos, named Visitation Valley and Hunter's Point. Go there if you want to be the victim of violent crime.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @JimmieN.

  6. This is the kind of thing that heritage American blacks should be furious about. But they aren’t. All they see is skin color; national origin and immigration grifting seems to not compute.

    • Replies: @Thomas
    @Bragadocious

    Crabs in the pot mentality. Getting one over on whitey matters more to too many of them than moving on up themselves.

    , @Bucky
    @Bragadocious

    I think they are unhappy about it.

    Harris got no support from actual black people. They will not turn out for her now.

    The only people who like her are the donors of the party and the professional party hacks.

  7. Steve, thank you for the research and information about Harris’ AA admission to law school. I anxiously await it being picked up and reprinted by the nyt or wapo.

    • Replies: @Justvisiting
    @Buffalo Joe

    Of course the mass media won't cover this, but you have to wonder if the Biden team that vetted her knew about it...

    Replies: @Kronos, @ScarletNumber

    , @Hypnotoad666
    @Buffalo Joe

    https://babylonbee.com/news/kamala-harris-humbled-to-have-been-chosen-exclusively-for-her-race-gender

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    , @Jim Bob Lassiter
    @Buffalo Joe

    I hope you have a good supply of Xanax as you anxiously await.

  8. As I recall, you still support Affirmative Action, Steve. I know, that’s just for the REAL victims, the people whose great-great-grandparents were slaves. Don’t you know that any unfair system like this can be rigged 5 ways from Sunday? No matter how it will be rigged, the White Man loses.

    Own it, Steve.

    .

    PS: How long with the legacy of slavery haunt us? From the latest events, bouts of involuntary servitude perpetrated by suburban Chicagoans and Contra Costa couples, we’ve got to reset the clock to year zero. Dammit!

  9. Anonymous[288] • Disclaimer says:

    Is Trump running the Biden campaign?

    Sounds crazy but… Yeah he is apparently. Via TDS.

    It’s a dream ticket for Trump. Resting Bitch Face performed as expected tonight. She came across as mean and boring in the primary and nothing’s changed. Hollywood would cast her as a villainess obviously. She would never get hired for any other role.

    The most interesting betting pool right now is when does Team Kamala push Biden out:

    1 Before the convention
    2 Before the election
    3 Before the inauguration

    • Replies: @B36
    @Anonymous

    If Biden wins but goes down sometime after the election and before the inauguration presumably Kamala becomes the president-elect. But is that actually written into law? I don't think it's in the 25th Amendment. Could there be a court challenge?

    Replies: @Bill Jones, @AnotherDad

  10. Anon[200] • Disclaimer says:

    The selection of Kamala Harris is monumental and gives me hope, joy, and peace.

    She’s an American woman, who has a global heritage. As do we all.

    Harris will mop the floor with Pence. Mother better have some words of affirmation ready for her boy after he gets trounced by Harris because he will need them.

    Once again Black Women are here to save the day! People of Color are going to get this country back on track. No more bending over to the terrorist state of Russia, no more racist police, no more guns, no more hate speech

    Go get ‘em Senator (soon-to-be Vice President) Harris!!!

    • Agree: JohnPlywood
    • Replies: @PiltdownMan
    @Anon

    'zat you, Tiny Duck?

    , @Ron Mexico
    @Anon

    What does Leonard Pitts have to say about this?

    , @Amerimutt Golems
    @Anon

    Once again Black Women are here to save the day! People of Color are going to get this country back on track. No more bending over to the terrorist state of Russia, no more racist police, no more guns, no more hate speech

     

    LOL.

    Her opponents will probably capitalize on her phony blackness plus locking up 'fellow' blacks (29% of the California inmate population in 2018).

    This might be a better strategy compared to say affirmative privilege and playing the harlot for favors charges plus general crookedness.

    Replies: @Rob McX, @Reg Cæsar

  11. Anonymous[186] • Disclaimer says:

    I think in the excitement of Biden finally making his announcement people are forgetting how terrible a public speaker this woman is. She would benefit tremendously from voice and diction coaching. Not so much to produce a great speaker, but to mitigate how awful she is.

    When she gets a little excited, her voice pitches up, and thru her nose, with a slight emotionally unstable vibrato, which will remind every man on the planet of his ex-wife.

    She’s like a mean and violated Jan Brady:

    • LOL: Ben tillman
    • Troll: JohnPlywood
    • Replies: @Ben tillman
    @Anonymous

    Lol at the Jan Brady comparison. The video clip proves you right.

  12. What would Satchel Paige say —about all this?

  13. *turns on gaslight*

    SHE BRINGS A LOT TO THE TICKET

    *turns off gaslight*

  14. @Buffalo Joe
    Steve, thank you for the research and information about Harris' AA admission to law school. I anxiously await it being picked up and reprinted by the nyt or wapo.

    Replies: @Justvisiting, @Hypnotoad666, @Jim Bob Lassiter

    Of course the mass media won’t cover this, but you have to wonder if the Biden team that vetted her knew about it…

    • Replies: @Kronos
    @Justvisiting

    I think they just saw a whole lot of bad VP candidates and chose the least outrageous (from their perspective.)

    1) Warren: No Go

    2) Abrams: Too black supremacist

    3) Anglia Davis: too 1960s and radical

    4) Hillary Clinton: fill in the blank.

    5) Gabbard: Political suicide

    Biden promised a woman of color and that baseball list just sucks on both the race and gender axis. In their eyes at least Harris can (theoretically) pull a female Obama and unite the various racial/feminist groups into thinking she’s “their girl.”

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    , @ScarletNumber
    @Justvisiting

    I hate to break this to the iSteve readership, but no one cares. Anyone who was going to vote for Biden isn't not doing to do so because of this new information. You all sound pretty pathetic on this one.

    Replies: @Justvisiting

  15. @Anon
    The selection of Kamala Harris is monumental and gives me hope, joy, and peace.

    She’s an American woman, who has a global heritage. As do we all.

    Harris will mop the floor with Pence. Mother better have some words of affirmation ready for her boy after he gets trounced by Harris because he will need them.

    Once again Black Women are here to save the day! People of Color are going to get this country back on track. No more bending over to the terrorist state of Russia, no more racist police, no more guns, no more hate speech

    Go get ‘em Senator (soon-to-be Vice President) Harris!!!

    Replies: @PiltdownMan, @Ron Mexico, @Amerimutt Golems

    ‘zat you, Tiny Duck?

  16. By fucking her way up the ladder of success, Harris is the mirror opposite of the meeeeee-too movement. She seems to have zero compunction about it choosing to be seeming oblivious yet bellyaches about men who use women. I would have far more respect for her is she just admitted it, but that would freak out all the sexual degenerates that make up the shock troops in her party. I think it is about time the cancel culture comes for the feminists. It might make a lot of people uncomfortable but we would be much better for it afterwards.

    ps – I read one blog that said we should treat her like Sarah Palin. Huzzah!

    • Replies: @Sean
    @Prof. Woland

    Success for Harris meant using her head to break through the glass ceiling, then climbing the greasy pole, but she ought not be be accused of faking it when she was making it. She grew up with an absent father. Such women tend to be attracted to older men, and have a lot of partners. It is partly to do with daddy issues, and even more related to his androgen receptor.

    Replies: @Alfa158, @Peripatetic Commenter

    , @Olorin
    @Prof. Woland


    She seems to have zero compunction about it choosing to be seeming oblivious yet bellyaches about men who use women.
     
    Back in the day, Willie's wife was understandably none too happy that he was parading twentysomething Miss Harris around town on his arm. There was drama around that in some quarters...but Miss Harris seemed to be perfectly happy to play home wrecker.

    My recollection is that she showed up as his date at his 60th birthday party...which his wife was also attending. And showed no compunction (or taste) in doing so. Probably 1995 or thereabouts. Vile era in SF/City Hall.

    But IMO all of that pales by comparison to the fact that her finance chair in...was it 2003?...when she was being positioned in her rise as SF DA was Mark Buell.

    Just as the fabric of the Democracy Alliance was being woven.

    Mark Buell and his wife Susie Tompkins Buell are often mentioned as Democratic Party mega-donors and are founding members of the powerful liberal donor collective the Democracy Alliance (DA),[10] which was founded in 2004 as an exclusive collective of left of center millionaire and billionaire donors that acts as a funding umbrella for the progressive movement.

    While his wife, Susie Tompkins Buell, is more often profiled and recognized as a liberal donor and close friend of the Clinton political family, Mark Buell is also well-connected to the Clintons and frequently gives money to Democratic candidates both alongside and separately from his wife. The Buell also give from the Susie Tompkins Buell Foundation. [11]

    In 2018, Buell supported San Francisco mayoral candidate and former State Senator Mark Leno (D) while his wife supported city supervisor and incumbent Acting Mayor London Breed (D), both candidates for the technically nonpartisan office were left of center and Breed ultimately won the election with Leno being the next closest of several opponents. [12]

    Mark Buell has given to the Presidential campaigns of U.S. Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; the U.S. Senate campaigns of U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (D), Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and Sen. Mazie Hirono; and the Congressional campaigns of U.S. Representatives Adam Schiff (D-CA), Cindy Axne (D-IA), and Donna Shalala (D-FL). [13]
     
    https://www.influencewatch.org/person/mark-buell/

    IIRC Susie Tompkins also created the Foundation for Deep Ecology. No wait...that was Doug Tompkins' second wife? Hard to keep them straight without a scorecard.

    http://www.deepecology.org/mission.htm
    http://www.deepecology.org/people.htm

    Tompkins is the guy who bought up millions of acres of Chile and handed them over to the socialist president, Michele Bachelet.
    , @Olorin
    @Prof. Woland

    Another cluster of neurons fired to add to my comment about the money behind Harris's career and placement.

    Here is a 2012 fluff piece on Mark Buell from a Marin lifestyle mag:

    http://archive.is/3TXWq

    Just a nice working class guy who cares about parks n stuff, right?

    Then this, from the admittedly closely tonsured Wikipedia piece on his wife:


    [Susie] Tompkins Buell is often described as Hillary Clinton's soul mate.[7] She led Clinton's fundraising efforts for 2008 in the San Francisco Bay area.[8] In 2006, The Washington Post published a story about the Democracy Alliance, calling it an "exclusive donor club" for progressive donors and identifying Tompkins Buell and her husband Mark Buell as members.[9] Tompkins Buell held a fundraiser for David Brock's Media Matters at her San Francisco home. A foundation that bears her name gave money to Media Matters through the Tides Foundation.[10]

    Buell along with George Soros and other Democracy Alliance members John R. Hunting; Paul Rudd (co-founder of Adaptive Analytics); Pat Stryker; Nicholas Hanauer; ex-Clinton administration official Rob Stein; Drummond Pike; real estate developer Robert Bowditch; Pioneer Hybrid International-heir and congressional candidate Scott Wallace; Gail Furman; real estate developer Albert Dwoskin; and Taco Bell-heir Rob McKay, funded the Secretary of State Project, an American non-profit, 527 political action committee focused on electing reform-minded progressive Secretaries of State in battleground states, who typically oversee the election process.[11] The Alliance was critical in getting California Secretary of State Debra Bowen and Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie re-elected.

    In February 2012, Tompkins Buell stopped supporting President Barack Obama, citing disappointment with his leadership on environmental issues including climate change.[12]

    In 2016, Tompkins Buell donated $500,000 to lawyer Lisa Bloom's firm in order to assist women who came forward with sexual harassment and assault allegations against Donald Trump leading up to the 2016 presidential election.[1][13][14]
     

    With help as per above...Buell funded

    The Secretary of State Project:
    https://keywiki.org/Secretary_of_State_Project

    Here's how that played out in Minneapolis, the city that Black Lives Matter is destroying:
    https://keywiki.org/Mark_Ritchie#2006_Campaign

    Reminder that the Tides Foundation now runs the Black Lives Matter-branded corporate money laundry:

    https://capitalresearch.org/article/tides-center-takes-control-of-black-lives-matter-global-network/

    https://capitalresearch.org/article/blm-roots/ (2016)

    This is The Octopus of the left.

    Did I mention that Kamala's DA campaign manager, Jim Stearns, was also the consultant for Bill Ayers' and Bernadette Dorhn's adopted offspring Chesa Boudin--son of other Weather Underground terrorists--in HIS run for SF DA?

    https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2019/11/is-chesa-boudin-radical-enough/

    (Boudin's mom, Kathy, killed 3 people in 1981 in a Weather Underground heist of a Brink's truck)

  17. Sigh, this should have been beneath you Mr. Sailer.

    That is NOT evidence that she benefited from Affirmative Action.

    Unless you consider speculation to be evidence..

    • LOL: Trinity
    • Replies: @Hibernian
    @anon

    Concern troll.

    , @Hypnotoad666
    @anon

    LEOP is the affirmative action program at Hastings. They say she was in it. Case closed.

    Besides, 100% of blacks at a school like Hastings got in on affirmative action. That's true because if they had the LSATs and grades to get into Hastings on merit, they would have been offered a free ride at Harvard, Yale or Stanford and would have gone to one of those schools instead.

    Replies: @Jack D, @anonymous, @Steve Sailer

  18. @Justvisiting
    @Buffalo Joe

    Of course the mass media won't cover this, but you have to wonder if the Biden team that vetted her knew about it...

    Replies: @Kronos, @ScarletNumber

    I think they just saw a whole lot of bad VP candidates and chose the least outrageous (from their perspective.)

    1) Warren: No Go

    2) Abrams: Too black supremacist

    3) Anglia Davis: too 1960s and radical

    4) Hillary Clinton: fill in the blank.

    5) Gabbard: Political suicide

    Biden promised a woman of color and that baseball list just sucks on both the race and gender axis. In their eyes at least Harris can (theoretically) pull a female Obama and unite the various racial/feminist groups into thinking she’s “their girl.”

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Kronos

    Actually, I just made up the part about Angela Davis being a potential VP candidate. Joe Biden would have to be completely gaga to consider her for one moment. Joe may not (or may) remember much that's happened recently, but I suspect he remembers the murder of the judge in Marin County.

    Replies: @Kronos

  19. Also, why did she graduate law school in 1989 but not join the bar until June 1990, did she fail one?

    Biden of course was reprimanded for plagiarism in law school.

    Hillary flunked the Arkansas bar on first try.

    Have we had a smart president since Nixon?

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @couch scientist

    Right, she passed on her second try. California's bar exam is tough, I think it's second to Delaware's in failure percentage.

    Replies: @MC, @Bill Jones, @ex-banker, @Alec Leamas (hard at work)

    , @Flip
    @couch scientist

    Clinton is pretty smart, I'd say.

    Replies: @couch scientist

  20. Harris thinks the looters and rioters are a “coalition of conscience”……note to American businesses ,hold off on rebuilding/reopening /investing ……… until you know when.

  21. If you’re going to point out the assistance that a minority woman received in getting to law school (which is perfectly fine with me) – are you also going to point out he many significant benefits white European immigrants got such as land grants under the Homestead Act? And before you say that they were required to develop the land or some such, if a person today wanted to get the land they would have to pay for the land and pay for its development.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Pseudonymous11

    Mike Pence is a homesteader?

    Who knew?

    , @baythoven
    @Pseudonymous11

    Yeah. All those plains settlers even got to build their own mud huts for the first years, until they were fortunate enough to afford timber. What a deal!

    Replies: @Colin Wright

    , @FPD72
    @Pseudonymous11


    are you also going to point out he many significant benefits white European immigrants got such as land grants under the Homestead Act?
     
    Freed blacks also received free homestead land under the same terms as whites. There is a town in western Kansas, Nicodemus, that was established by black homesteaders. Mrs. FPD’s grandfather was born in a dugout (a hole in the ground) around 20 miles from there in an adjacent county.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicodemus,_Kansas
    , @Redneck farmer
    @Pseudonymous11

    If I really have to explain the difference, you won't be able to understand it.

  22. Willie Brown also went to UC Hastings.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_California,_Hastings_College_of_the_Law

    Perhaps, Brown helped Kamala get in, by telling everyone that Kamala always finishes on top.

  23. So what.

    George Bush got into Harvard because of his dad.

    You don’t honestly think he got into Harvard because he was so smart do you?

    • Agree: ScarletNumber
    • Replies: @Frank G
    @Tor597

    This may surprise you, but we’re not big fans of Dubya either.

    , @Rob McX
    @Tor597

    I think Steve figured he was smarter than John Kerry.

    , @Lurker
    @Tor597

    I don't to sound like a Bush supporter but he did qualify to fly supersonic fighter jets. I don't doubt that there were all sorts of thumbs on the scales but, even so, they don't let just anyone do that.

    Replies: @Kronos

    , @Tlotsi
    @Tor597

    He's smarter than you. Not a high bar, I'll admit.

    , @Brutusale
    @Tor597

    Bush got into Harvard Business School because daddy got him into Yale first, Ace.

  24. @anon
    Sigh, this should have been beneath you Mr. Sailer.

    That is NOT evidence that she benefited from Affirmative Action.

    Unless you consider speculation to be evidence..

    Replies: @Hibernian, @Hypnotoad666

    Concern troll.

  25. @Pseudonymous11
    If you're going to point out the assistance that a minority woman received in getting to law school (which is perfectly fine with me) - are you also going to point out he many significant benefits white European immigrants got such as land grants under the Homestead Act? And before you say that they were required to develop the land or some such, if a person today wanted to get the land they would have to pay for the land and pay for its development.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @baythoven, @FPD72, @Redneck farmer

    Mike Pence is a homesteader?

    Who knew?

  26. @couch scientist
    Also, why did she graduate law school in 1989 but not join the bar until June 1990, did she fail one?

    Biden of course was reprimanded for plagiarism in law school.

    Hillary flunked the Arkansas bar on first try.

    Have we had a smart president since Nixon?

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Flip

    Right, she passed on her second try. California’s bar exam is tough, I think it’s second to Delaware’s in failure percentage.

    • Replies: @MC
    @Steve Sailer

    Part of that high failure rate, though, is all the non-ABA-approved law schools in CA. When you compare the passage rates of people who take the bar exam in CA and then in another state, it's a bit murkier.

    , @Bill Jones
    @Steve Sailer

    "California’s bar exam is tough, I think it’s second to Delaware’s in failure percentage."

    Couldn't a high failure rate be due to the low quality of the test takers?'

    Kamala Harris springs to mind.

    , @ex-banker
    @Steve Sailer

    80% first time passage rate for Hastings' grads. What percent of the student body is part of the LEOP program again?

    https://www.uchastings.edu/2019/11/25/uc-hastings-grads-post-impressive-80-pass-rate-on-july-2019-ca-bar-exam/#:~:text=The%20first%2Dtime%20bar%20passage,in%20July%2C%20was%2079.3%25.

    , @Alec Leamas (hard at work)
    @Steve Sailer


    Right, she passed on her second try. California’s bar exam is tough, I think it’s second to Delaware’s in failure percentage.
     
    Delaware's Bar Examination is legitimately difficult because it expands the scope of topics to include, for example, questions of all manner of corporate governance law as decided by its Chancery Court. The idea is to protect its bar by dissuading lawyers in the Philadelphia area and the D.C. area from encroaching on its sources of business. (There are other ways to protect the bar's local financial interests, such as New Jersey's old "bona fide office rule" requiring a real brick-and-mortar office meeting a certain test as a requisite to practice law in New Jersey).

    As pointed out by others, California's Bar Examination isn't known to be especially difficult but its pass rate is relatively low as a consequence of the proliferation of non-ABA accredited Law Schools in California. IIRC, they proliferate there because the California Supreme Court didn't require graduation from an accredited law school as a prerequisite to take the State's Bar Examination as is the case with nearly all other States. I do recall reading that the non-accredited law schools target a market skewing to minority students, which means students who couldn't gain admission to a real law school even with a healthy affirmative action assist. Naturally, even if the instruction is good at the non-accredited law schools you're going to wind up with sub par performance on the Bar Examination if you're pulling from a pool of poor to middling students to begin with.

    It should be remembered that the Bar Examination is a "test of minimum competence to practice law" so it's sort of a big deal if you can't pass it after three years of study and an intensive summer preparation course.

    Replies: @Dick

  27. Anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:

    So they coached her up for the big reboot today…

    Go watch the video. It’s a lot of awkward hand motions and fake smiles. Both will just reinforce her reputation as phony.

    Older people can’t learn new body language. She wants to squirm while speaking so the coaches gave her a few hand/arm motions to release the urge but it isn’t natural at all.

    The plastic surgery makes her look less tired but RBF is a facial muscle thing triggered by anger inside the person. The surgery and the forced smiling don’t fix the hardness especially in the eyes. Her inner bitch can’t just hide away.

    Kamala 2.0 reboot is same old disingenuous prosecutor persona. But that’s what dems want! They want her to convict half the country throw them in prison and throw away the key.

    Soros Geffen etc got lucky when Obama came along.

    • Replies: @JohnPlywood
    @Anonymous

    What an absurd, petty, and vicious thing to type 100 words to say.

    Kamala Harris is beautiful and her face is warm and charming. She does not have "resting bitch face".

    Does the alt-right have any females on their side who don't look like melting gargoyles, besides Michelle Malkin?

    Replies: @anon, @Je Suis Omar Mateen, @Brutusale

    , @Anonymous
    @Anonymous

    I think she is an excellent pick for V.P., at least on the basis of her resume. The Democrats have tolerated, and in some cases encouraged, rioting, highway blockades, and looting in their cities. They have used city funds to paint political slogans on public streets (see e.g. DeBlasio's excellent adventure at Trump Tower).
    These shenanigans are obviously not polling well.
    Many voters have come to identify the Dems with violence, intolerance, and destruction. What better pick than a Law'n'Order D.A.?
    The more she is criticized for putting precious Black Bodies in jail as D.A., the more White swing voters will want to vote for her. She is Black enuf to pass, and female, so Dem voters and the Woke will be enthused about her, and she will get 95% of the Black vote, just like that fellow with the perfectly creased pants..
    O.K., so there are few skeletons in the closet, including Willie's. The Dem press will not cover these issues; to do so would be sexist, racist, etc.

    Can she act like a real candidate at a debate? My guess is yes, especially if she is given the questions in advance by this year's Donna Brazile.
    I really hope I am wrong about this.

  28. @couch scientist
    Also, why did she graduate law school in 1989 but not join the bar until June 1990, did she fail one?

    Biden of course was reprimanded for plagiarism in law school.

    Hillary flunked the Arkansas bar on first try.

    Have we had a smart president since Nixon?

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Flip

    Clinton is pretty smart, I’d say.

    • Replies: @couch scientist
    @Flip

    That's true. Bill did rise up to Yale Law on his own and against the odds. No dummy without an AA card is going to that.

    Replies: @Hibernian

  29. @Tor597
    So what.

    George Bush got into Harvard because of his dad.

    You don't honestly think he got into Harvard because he was so smart do you?

    Replies: @Frank G, @Rob McX, @Lurker, @Tlotsi, @Brutusale

    This may surprise you, but we’re not big fans of Dubya either.

  30. For over 50 years, American society

    American society never demanded any of that.

    Back in the 70s and 80s, the average American would’ve found the current zeitgeist to be totally deranged. Even liberals of that era would find today’s America to be a bit weird.

    With that being said, America isn’t democracy. Lots of these changes have been forced on the unwilling population by the media, Hollywood, court system, politicians, etc.

    has been demanding of its nonwhite elites that, in reward for career privileges, they concoct statements about how much they have been victimized by whites. Is it any surprise that eventually people come to believe their own self-advocacy?

    Interestingly, if you’re a White who wants to be apart of the elite, you also have to concoct statements about privilege and victimization. So if you’re an ambitious White person, you have to engage in a bit of ethnic self-masochism if you want to climb the ladder.

    A good question is this.

    How much do elite Whites believe in the narrative that they’re fed?

    Are they secretly “Red Pilled” that all of this stuff is bs? Or do they really buy into this? Or are they just indifferent and willing to say anything to get ahead?

    My vague sense is that today’s America is like the late-stage Soviet Union. Most people may claim to believe in the state’s official ideology, but the majority are lying out of fear and expediency. If there ever comes a point when the current ruling class collapses (due to war, internal strife, or economic crisis), then the ideology of Anti-Whiteism may collapse too.

    It’ll be interesting to see what comes next.

  31. @Anonymous
    So they coached her up for the big reboot today...

    Go watch the video. It's a lot of awkward hand motions and fake smiles. Both will just reinforce her reputation as phony.

    Older people can't learn new body language. She wants to squirm while speaking so the coaches gave her a few hand/arm motions to release the urge but it isn't natural at all.

    The plastic surgery makes her look less tired but RBF is a facial muscle thing triggered by anger inside the person. The surgery and the forced smiling don't fix the hardness especially in the eyes. Her inner bitch can't just hide away.

    Kamala 2.0 reboot is same old disingenuous prosecutor persona. But that's what dems want! They want her to convict half the country throw them in prison and throw away the key.

    Soros Geffen etc got lucky when Obama came along.

    Replies: @JohnPlywood, @Anonymous

    What an absurd, petty, and vicious thing to type 100 words to say.

    Kamala Harris is beautiful and her face is warm and charming. She does not have “resting bitch face”.

    Does the alt-right have any females on their side who don’t look like melting gargoyles, besides Michelle Malkin?

    • Troll: YetAnotherAnon
    • Replies: @anon
    @JohnPlywood

    Kamala Harris is beautiful and her face is warm and charming. She does not have “resting bitch face”.

    Lol, whatever, dude.



    https://i0.wp.com/dbdailyupdate.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/kamala-harris-facelift.jpg

    Replies: @JohnPlywood, @BB753, @Chrisnonymous

    , @Je Suis Omar Mateen
    @JohnPlywood

    "Kamala Harris is beautiful and her face is warm and charming."

    Sure, just like her doppleganger Anton Chigurh from No Country for Old Men is warm and charming and beautiful, especially after Cum One Come All'ya's botched plastic surgery.

    , @Brutusale
    @JohnPlywood

    Politics is just the old Student Council geeks still trying to get people to like them, many Democratic women hating the fact that Sailer's Law rules over all.

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

  32. LOL someone needs to find out what her LSAT score was. I’ll bet it was pretty low.

  33. @Pseudonymous11
    If you're going to point out the assistance that a minority woman received in getting to law school (which is perfectly fine with me) - are you also going to point out he many significant benefits white European immigrants got such as land grants under the Homestead Act? And before you say that they were required to develop the land or some such, if a person today wanted to get the land they would have to pay for the land and pay for its development.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @baythoven, @FPD72, @Redneck farmer

    Yeah. All those plains settlers even got to build their own mud huts for the first years, until they were fortunate enough to afford timber. What a deal!

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
    @baythoven

    'Yeah. All those plains settlers even got to build their own mud huts for the first years, until they were fortunate enough to afford timber. What a deal!'

    Etc. Those at the tail end of the settlement had a particularly tough ride: read Bad Land: An American Romance.

    Then out in Nebraska once at a rest stop I ran across a little memorial. One day around 1860 dude and his two sons were out ploughing the land they'd just homesteaded.

    A party of Sioux Indians rode out of the plains and killed all three of them.

    I think I'll take the full ride in law school, better.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

  34. @Bragadocious
    This is the kind of thing that heritage American blacks should be furious about. But they aren't. All they see is skin color; national origin and immigration grifting seems to not compute.

    Replies: @Thomas, @Bucky

    Crabs in the pot mentality. Getting one over on whitey matters more to too many of them than moving on up themselves.

  35. So she is a woman that exceeded her intellect by her willingness to exploit anything and anyone she could…

  36. @Buffalo Joe
    Steve, thank you for the research and information about Harris' AA admission to law school. I anxiously await it being picked up and reprinted by the nyt or wapo.

    Replies: @Justvisiting, @Hypnotoad666, @Jim Bob Lassiter

    • Thanks: Buffalo Joe
    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @Hypnotoad666

    Hypno, needs more than a Thanks. These guys or gals are too funny. And the best humor mimics the truth. Our first AA national candidate.

    Replies: @Redman

  37. @Steve Sailer
    @couch scientist

    Right, she passed on her second try. California's bar exam is tough, I think it's second to Delaware's in failure percentage.

    Replies: @MC, @Bill Jones, @ex-banker, @Alec Leamas (hard at work)

    Part of that high failure rate, though, is all the non-ABA-approved law schools in CA. When you compare the passage rates of people who take the bar exam in CA and then in another state, it’s a bit murkier.

  38. @Reg Cæsar

    ... her mother, Lulann Sapp McGriff, a civil rights activist who was a four-term president of the San Francisco chapter of the NAACP.
     
    Before blacks were pushed out of that city.

    No Elizabeth is mentioned in Lulann's obit:

    https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Lulann-Sapp-McGriff-3075841.php

    A cryptic explanation for her children's surnames, though.

    Replies: @Icy Blast

    They weren’t “pushed out of that city.” They live primarily in two ghettos, named Visitation Valley and Hunter’s Point. Go there if you want to be the victim of violent crime.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Icy Blast


    They weren’t “pushed out of that city.” They live primarily in two ghettos, named Visitation Valley and Hunter’s Point. Go there if you want to be the victim of violent crime.
     
    They went from 15% in OJ's childhood to 6% today. The city's total population fell, then bounced back to about the same level. If blacks weren't pushed out, they were priced out.

    And how many of today's 6% are successful African immigrants, rather than native blacks?
    , @JimmieN.
    @Icy Blast

    its besides your point but... you gotta drive through Visitation Valley to get to Gleneagles GC, a little 9 hole gem. OK, its a little rough around the edges, no pun intended.

  39. Way too many laws beget far too many lawyers.

    Get the licensed-lawyers OUT of the legislatures; and the courthouses.

  40. @JohnPlywood
    @Anonymous

    What an absurd, petty, and vicious thing to type 100 words to say.

    Kamala Harris is beautiful and her face is warm and charming. She does not have "resting bitch face".

    Does the alt-right have any females on their side who don't look like melting gargoyles, besides Michelle Malkin?

    Replies: @anon, @Je Suis Omar Mateen, @Brutusale

    Kamala Harris is beautiful and her face is warm and charming. She does not have “resting bitch face”.

    Lol, whatever, dude.

    • Replies: @JohnPlywood
    @anon

    I am at a loss for words -- until I remember that the people complaining about Kamala Harris's looks are all seething white women who are mad that a woman of color was, yet again, chosen over a white.


    Kamala Harris looks like a happy, unassuming, beautiful woman. That is the opposite of a "bitch face". Bitch face is a stern, scowling, stubborn look. Not the wide open, smiling visage that Kamala has.


    This is bitch face:



    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/08/83/89/08838926d4062065214f1d4a32b8485c.jpg



    https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/53b30b3be4b047499e3e3d63/1565738322606-X4E4YE7QXQM78L1UBX2T/ke17ZwdGBToddI8pDm48kJU83km4KTu1ZERUOThyZ44UqsxRUqqbr1mOJYKfIPR7LoDQ9mXPOjoJoqy81S2I8N_N4V1vUb5AoIIIbLZhVYxCRW4BPu10St3TBAUQYVKcwCLwz4OH9FUewtGlV-kM0Lh_SQf9BuG-OXkD2WZY7obcQizJpSruYvtf16e1r1hP/rbf.jpg


    https://coulterwatch.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/book4.jpg

    Replies: @Redman, @Buzz Mohawk, @Peripatetic Commenter

    , @BB753
    @anon

    Who needs plastic surgery in their early fifties? Is it just me, or doesn't Kamala Harris look like a heavy drinker, same as Hillary?

    , @Chrisnonymous
    @anon

    I hate to agree with that gun control dick you replied to, but unless you are one of those people who thinks no colored folks are attractive, Harris is quite good-looking. You have to remember she is (1) over 50 years old, (2) married (and thus little incentive to stay in shape), and (3) in a job that has lots of opportunities to overeat and few chances for free time to exercise. For her age, her main defect as far as looks go is that she has gained enough weight to start losing her jaw line.

    https://i.pinimg.com/474x/87/f7/8e/87f78e733d9934f771986e116a3e3189.jpg

    https://cdn.britannica.com/09/193109-050-51B44FEE/Kamala-Harris.jpg

    I think you guys are really underestimating her physical appearance, the youth she will exude compared to Trump or Pence or Biden, and the fun-times-girl appeal when put up next to glowering Trump or Skeletor-head Pence.

    In order to counter these effects, Republicans need to bait her into acting nasty, preferably in a live telecast like a debate.

    I guess it's possible that the post I am replying to is already a self-conscious attempt at creating a narrative. However, as I said back in 2016 to the doctors who insisted they could diagnose Clinton's Parkinson's disease in these threads, I wish the bullshit campaigning could stay relegated to FB and TV and leave iSteve a truthy zone.

    Replies: @Trinity, @Jack D

  41. @Kronos
    Yeah, Willie Brown looks like a superior candidate for affirmative action.

    Brown was born on March 20, 1934[3] in Mineola, a small segregated town in East Texas marked by racial tensions,[4] to Minnie Collins Boyd and Lewis Brown. Brown was the fourth of five children.[5] During Brown's childhood, mob violence periodically erupted in Mineola, keeping African-Americans from voting. His first job was a shoeshine boy in a whites-only barber shop.[5] He later worked as a janitor, fry cook and field hand.[6] He learned his strong work ethic at a young age from his grandmother.[5] He graduated from Mineola Colored High School, which he later described as substandard and left for San Francisco in August 1951 at the age of 17 to live with his uncle.[citation needed]
     
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willie_Brown_(politician)#Early_life,_education,_and_early_career

    In terms of future Willie Brown memes how about crossover memes with Ray Charles? Both were essentially blind and possessed immense wisdom. Harris likely learned more political Know-How as a side-squeeze than the entire political science faculty at Harvard and Yale (which might not be saying much.)

    https://i.imgflip.com/22slwe.jpg

    https://youtu.be/tt2EXWzMV18

    Replies: @Hypnotoad666, @Redneck farmer, @Steve Sailer, @Jim Bob Lassiter, @artichoke

    Willie Brown predated affirmative action, and didn’t need it anyway. Whatever else you might say about Brown, he was a “natural” power broker. His “one weird trick,” aside from being affable and useful to everyone, was to have no fixed principles or ideology whatsoever.

    His only philosophy of government was that he should be at the center of it. He was in politics to “do deals,” and I don’t think he ever pretended otherwise. So at least no one could ever call him a hypocrite. At some point, a transactional cynicism like that amounts to its own kind of pure idealism.

    • Agree: Mr. Grey
    • Replies: @J
    @Hypnotoad666

    Society need this kind of politicians. They facilitate things to happen. Create consensus. He made little damage.

    Replies: @epebble

    , @kaganovitch
    @Hypnotoad666

    At some point, a transactional cynicism like that amounts to its own kind of pure idealism.

    Well stated!

    , @Jim Bob Lassiter
    @Hypnotoad666

    Viewed thusly, we might say he was more successful (relative to the size of his milieu) under his own well known philosophies than DJT has been with similar personal statements about his philosophies.

    , @Harry Baldwin
    @Hypnotoad666

    Agree, there's something admirable about Willie Brown. Unlike most politicians, he doesn't seem to be acting like something he's not, e.g., carrying a bible around like Slick Willie. He's authentically himself and people respond positively to that.

    Also, quite the PUA of his time. I like the way he continues negging Kamala.

    Replies: @Deckin

  42. @anon
    Sigh, this should have been beneath you Mr. Sailer.

    That is NOT evidence that she benefited from Affirmative Action.

    Unless you consider speculation to be evidence..

    Replies: @Hibernian, @Hypnotoad666

    LEOP is the affirmative action program at Hastings. They say she was in it. Case closed.

    Besides, 100% of blacks at a school like Hastings got in on affirmative action. That’s true because if they had the LSATs and grades to get into Hastings on merit, they would have been offered a free ride at Harvard, Yale or Stanford and would have gone to one of those schools instead.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Hypnotoad666

    That's the evil thing about AA - it leads to mismatch across the board. I haven't looked at the numbers to see if average white Hastings LSAT scores would get a black into Harvard but they would probably get her into Berkeley and average white Berkeley scores would get a black into Harvard and so on all up and down the chain so except for maybe 1 or 2% of the blacks at the very top, almost every other black law student is at the "wrong" law school.

    The schools that get the real short end of the stick are the lower ranked law schools - the blacks at those schools are mostly wasting their time - some large % never pass the bar exam at least until they dumb it down for AA purposes.

    Replies: @Hypnotoad666

    , @anonymous
    @Hypnotoad666

    The only exception are students with ties to San Francisco. I remember a black guy from the class of 2012 who turned down transferring to Yale to stay in San Francisco. His career in San Francisco politics ended even before it began because of metoo.

    , @Steve Sailer
    @Hypnotoad666

    Barack Obama was offered a free ride at Northwestern Law School, a Top 14 law school, but turned it down for admission (full fare) to Harvard LS, a Top 3 school.

    Replies: @Bill Jones, @JimB

  43. @Tor597
    So what.

    George Bush got into Harvard because of his dad.

    You don't honestly think he got into Harvard because he was so smart do you?

    Replies: @Frank G, @Rob McX, @Lurker, @Tlotsi, @Brutusale

    I think Steve figured he was smarter than John Kerry.

  44. @Pseudonymous11
    If you're going to point out the assistance that a minority woman received in getting to law school (which is perfectly fine with me) - are you also going to point out he many significant benefits white European immigrants got such as land grants under the Homestead Act? And before you say that they were required to develop the land or some such, if a person today wanted to get the land they would have to pay for the land and pay for its development.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @baythoven, @FPD72, @Redneck farmer

    are you also going to point out he many significant benefits white European immigrants got such as land grants under the Homestead Act?

    Freed blacks also received free homestead land under the same terms as whites. There is a town in western Kansas, Nicodemus, that was established by black homesteaders. Mrs. FPD’s grandfather was born in a dugout (a hole in the ground) around 20 miles from there in an adjacent county.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicodemus,_Kansas

  45. @Hypnotoad666
    @Kronos

    Willie Brown predated affirmative action, and didn't need it anyway. Whatever else you might say about Brown, he was a "natural" power broker. His "one weird trick," aside from being affable and useful to everyone, was to have no fixed principles or ideology whatsoever.

    His only philosophy of government was that he should be at the center of it. He was in politics to "do deals," and I don't think he ever pretended otherwise. So at least no one could ever call him a hypocrite. At some point, a transactional cynicism like that amounts to its own kind of pure idealism.

    Replies: @J, @kaganovitch, @Jim Bob Lassiter, @Harry Baldwin

    Society need this kind of politicians. They facilitate things to happen. Create consensus. He made little damage.

    • Replies: @epebble
    @J

    This was the secret behind the success of politicians like Clinton and Nixon. But it might have been also the reason for their downfall. DJT is a strange exception; unprincipled/non-idealogue but not much to show for that flexibility.

  46. @Hypnotoad666
    @anon

    LEOP is the affirmative action program at Hastings. They say she was in it. Case closed.

    Besides, 100% of blacks at a school like Hastings got in on affirmative action. That's true because if they had the LSATs and grades to get into Hastings on merit, they would have been offered a free ride at Harvard, Yale or Stanford and would have gone to one of those schools instead.

    Replies: @Jack D, @anonymous, @Steve Sailer

    That’s the evil thing about AA – it leads to mismatch across the board. I haven’t looked at the numbers to see if average white Hastings LSAT scores would get a black into Harvard but they would probably get her into Berkeley and average white Berkeley scores would get a black into Harvard and so on all up and down the chain so except for maybe 1 or 2% of the blacks at the very top, almost every other black law student is at the “wrong” law school.

    The schools that get the real short end of the stick are the lower ranked law schools – the blacks at those schools are mostly wasting their time – some large % never pass the bar exam at least until they dumb it down for AA purposes.

    • Replies: @Hypnotoad666
    @Jack D


    so except for maybe 1 or 2% of the blacks at the very top, almost every other black law student is at the “wrong” law school.
     
    AA is the turbocharged version of the Peter Principle -- instead of getting promoted to just their level of incompetence, they get promoted two or three rungs higher.

    Some blacks probably take a realist attitude and "laugh all the way to the bank" as they cash in on their racial windfall. But the ones who bought the premise that they are as fully "qualified" as anyone must suffer real cognitive dissonance when they realize they can't keep up.

    Most people thrive psychologically when they exceed their own expectations and get to have the occasional experience of being "the smartest guy in the room." Naive AA blacks must feel pretty demoralizing at some level.

    Replies: @Peripatetic Commenter, @Justvisiting

  47. @Justvisiting
    @Buffalo Joe

    Of course the mass media won't cover this, but you have to wonder if the Biden team that vetted her knew about it...

    Replies: @Kronos, @ScarletNumber

    I hate to break this to the iSteve readership, but no one cares. Anyone who was going to vote for Biden isn’t not doing to do so because of this new information. You all sound pretty pathetic on this one.

    • Replies: @Justvisiting
    @ScarletNumber

    no one cares

    What I have learned in my long life is that no one cares about anything--until they do.

    So let us say Kamala talks about how she was discriminated against for being black....hmmm would this be relevant?

    Let us say her handlers say she is really smart--would this be relevant?

    Let us say she says she earned everything she got in life--would this be relevant?

    Let us say she talks about systemic racism against black people in America--would this be relevant?

    Replies: @Redman

  48. @Tor597
    So what.

    George Bush got into Harvard because of his dad.

    You don't honestly think he got into Harvard because he was so smart do you?

    Replies: @Frank G, @Rob McX, @Lurker, @Tlotsi, @Brutusale

    I don’t to sound like a Bush supporter but he did qualify to fly supersonic fighter jets. I don’t doubt that there were all sorts of thumbs on the scales but, even so, they don’t let just anyone do that.

    • Agree: JohnPlywood
    • Troll: Tor597
    • Replies: @Kronos
    @Lurker

    I should’ve bought a whole bunch of those George W. Bush action figures while I had the chance. Those things were in “Toys R Us” a few months after “Mission Accomplished” back in 2003.

    https://savacoolandsons.blob.core.windows.net/photos/14231/14231-zws9.jpg

    http://www.aero-news.net/images/content/military/2003/georgebushdoll-0803a.jpg

    Replies: @Peripatetic Commenter

  49. Kamala’s husband, entertainment lawyer Douglas Emhoff….. will be very inspiring and motivating to the black male vote.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Neo Morpheus

    I thought Kamala's husband was an entertainment lawyer, but it seems like he's more of a general business lawyer who, because he lives in Los Angeles, does more work with entertainment firms than most similar lawyers.

    Replies: @Neo Morpheus

    , @Bucky
    @Neo Morpheus

    She is childless as well.

    , @Hypnotoad666
    @Neo Morpheus


    Kamala’s husband, entertainment lawyer Douglas Emhoff….. will be very inspiring and motivating to the black male vote.
     
    You joke. But seriously, after Obama, I don't think black males are going to be energized by Kamala at all. She might even be a net negative among them. Biden would have done far better to pick Kloubuchar or some other moderate mid-western white woman.

    If Biden loses, we may have George Floyd to thank.

    Replies: @AnotherDad

  50. I don’t want to sound like a Bush supporter but he did qualify to fly supersonic fighter jets. I don’t doubt that there were all sorts of thumbs on the scales but, even so, they don’t let just anyone do that.

  51. I don’t want to sound like a Bush supporter but he did qualify to fly supersonic fighter jets. I don’t doubt that there were all sorts of thumbs on the scales but, even so, they don’t let just anyone do that.

  52. I don’t want to sound like a Bush supporter but he did qualify to fly supersonic fighter jets. I don’t doubt that there were all sorts of thumbs on the scales but, even so, they don’t let just anyone do that.

  53. I don’t want to sound like a Bush supporter but he did qualify to fly supersonic fighter jets. I don’t doubt that there were all sorts of thumbs on the scales but, even so, they don’t let just anyone do that.

  54. I don’t want to sound like a Bush supporter but he did qualify to fly supersonic fighter jets. I don’t doubt that there were all sorts of thumbs on the scales but, even so, they don’t let just anyone do that.

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
    @Lurker

    Steve, why do you release obvious repeats?

    Replies: @Lurker

    , @res
    @Lurker

    What happened to the three comments in an hour limit? There were six of that comment within five minutes. The five repeats all have the same time stamp so maybe a bug beyond the usual (which I have done) "I got errors so just kept resubmitting"?

  55. @Neo Morpheus
    Kamala’s husband, entertainment lawyer Douglas Emhoff..... will be very inspiring and motivating to the black male vote.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Bucky, @Hypnotoad666

    I thought Kamala’s husband was an entertainment lawyer, but it seems like he’s more of a general business lawyer who, because he lives in Los Angeles, does more work with entertainment firms than most similar lawyers.

    • Replies: @Neo Morpheus
    @Steve Sailer

    Probably a little of both.

    https://www.dlapiper.com/en/us/sitesearch/#q=Emhoff&t=AllContentTab&sort=relevancy

    I’m sure he’ll not be featured prominently by the campaign. Barry Sotero and his handlers knew how that sort of thing would play politically back when his origin story was being created.

  56. @Kronos
    Yeah, Willie Brown looks like a superior candidate for affirmative action.

    Brown was born on March 20, 1934[3] in Mineola, a small segregated town in East Texas marked by racial tensions,[4] to Minnie Collins Boyd and Lewis Brown. Brown was the fourth of five children.[5] During Brown's childhood, mob violence periodically erupted in Mineola, keeping African-Americans from voting. His first job was a shoeshine boy in a whites-only barber shop.[5] He later worked as a janitor, fry cook and field hand.[6] He learned his strong work ethic at a young age from his grandmother.[5] He graduated from Mineola Colored High School, which he later described as substandard and left for San Francisco in August 1951 at the age of 17 to live with his uncle.[citation needed]
     
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willie_Brown_(politician)#Early_life,_education,_and_early_career

    In terms of future Willie Brown memes how about crossover memes with Ray Charles? Both were essentially blind and possessed immense wisdom. Harris likely learned more political Know-How as a side-squeeze than the entire political science faculty at Harvard and Yale (which might not be saying much.)

    https://i.imgflip.com/22slwe.jpg

    https://youtu.be/tt2EXWzMV18

    Replies: @Hypnotoad666, @Redneck farmer, @Steve Sailer, @Jim Bob Lassiter, @artichoke

    Willie Brown was once asked by some whiny do-eviler what he had done for the poor.
    “I stay out of their way. I don’t shop at K-Mart.”
    Can you really hate a guy who says something like that?

    • Replies: @Kronos
    @Redneck farmer

    Well, if your the owner of K-Mart stock then yes.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  57. Other than her parents getting divorced when she was 7, what adversity did Kamala Harris overcome?

    She has dark skin, but is not authentic black?

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @The Alarmist

    In a way, she is lucky. If she had had a white mother then given her 3/4 white Jamaican father, she would have looked fully white like Susan Rice's daughter and would have had a hard time "identifying" as black, getting AA admission into law school, etc.

    There is something about "black" politicians who look fully or almost fully white that is bothersome - they are THIS close to straying into Rachel Dolezal territory even if they have an actual partly black parent and so some tenuous claim to actual blackness. They lay bare the contradictions of Affirmative Action every time you look at them. It's like someone said to me about Karen Bass - if you have to explain to people that you are not a Communist you've already lost. Same thing with being "black" - if you have to explain to people that you are "black" because it's not apparent to the eye, you've already lost. Luckily her Tamil Brahman mother was about the same shade as her father so Kamala presents with a pleasing caramel color and not as a person of paleness.

    https://i1.wp.com/www.mercurynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/KAMALA01.jpg?fit=620%2C9999px&ssl=1

  58. @Lurker
    I don't want to sound like a Bush supporter but he did qualify to fly supersonic fighter jets. I don't doubt that there were all sorts of thumbs on the scales but, even so, they don't let just anyone do that.

    Replies: @The Alarmist, @res

    Steve, why do you release obvious repeats?

    • Replies: @Lurker
    @The Alarmist

    Indeed. The site went down as I posted. I presumed that the comment never made it. I'm surprised to see it at all. Let alone multiples.

  59. @Pseudonymous11
    If you're going to point out the assistance that a minority woman received in getting to law school (which is perfectly fine with me) - are you also going to point out he many significant benefits white European immigrants got such as land grants under the Homestead Act? And before you say that they were required to develop the land or some such, if a person today wanted to get the land they would have to pay for the land and pay for its development.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @baythoven, @FPD72, @Redneck farmer

    If I really have to explain the difference, you won’t be able to understand it.

  60. One thing I don’t really understand about America – as a non American -is why affirmative action applies to people other than the descendants of American slavery and native Americans .
    I mean ,everyone else is a volunteer-or their descendant – and came to the country knowing how it worked for good or bad

    I am even more perplexed as to why the descendants of slavery don’t make a fuss about this .
    From my observation many if not most high performing blacks in the US have Caribbean or contemporary African origin . How does it aid anyone letting the rich child of some immigrant Nigerian surgeon get an easy place at Harvard or the Foreign Service ?
    Meanwhile for the descendant of sharecroppers and slaves nothing changes

    I guess Kamala Harris is the first on a Major Party ticket to not have any European forbears .
    Goodbye Western Civilization

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @sb


    One thing I don’t really understand about America – as a non American -is why affirmative action applies to people other than the descendants of American slavery and native Americans .
     
    Because there are not enough qualified slave descendants to fill the AA slots at schools and businesses (even though AA standards are relaxed vs other applicants). Slave descendants average around 85 IQ while you need maybe 115 (2 SDs higher) to go to professional school (and graduate). The number of slave descendants with IQ115+ is vanishingly small so they make up the difference with immigrant blacks and 1/2 blacks w. usually white (or in this case Indian) mothers. This data is not secret but neither is it ever publicly mentioned which is why you don't understand it.

    I guess Kamala Harris is the first on a Major Party ticket to not have any European forbears .
     
    You guess wrong. Harris's Jamaican father is probably around 3/4 white including some prominent slaveholders. Therefore he owes reparations to himself.

    Replies: @Amerimutt Golems

    , @Hibernian
    @sb

    A few Mexican - Americans ans all Puerto Ricans are descended from Hispanics who "were crossed by the border."

    Replies: @Alec Leamas (hard at work)

  61. @sb
    One thing I don't really understand about America - as a non American -is why affirmative action applies to people other than the descendants of American slavery and native Americans .
    I mean ,everyone else is a volunteer-or their descendant - and came to the country knowing how it worked for good or bad

    I am even more perplexed as to why the descendants of slavery don't make a fuss about this .
    From my observation many if not most high performing blacks in the US have Caribbean or contemporary African origin . How does it aid anyone letting the rich child of some immigrant Nigerian surgeon get an easy place at Harvard or the Foreign Service ?
    Meanwhile for the descendant of sharecroppers and slaves nothing changes

    I guess Kamala Harris is the first on a Major Party ticket to not have any European forbears .
    Goodbye Western Civilization

    Replies: @Jack D, @Hibernian

    One thing I don’t really understand about America – as a non American -is why affirmative action applies to people other than the descendants of American slavery and native Americans .

    Because there are not enough qualified slave descendants to fill the AA slots at schools and businesses (even though AA standards are relaxed vs other applicants). Slave descendants average around 85 IQ while you need maybe 115 (2 SDs higher) to go to professional school (and graduate). The number of slave descendants with IQ115+ is vanishingly small so they make up the difference with immigrant blacks and 1/2 blacks w. usually white (or in this case Indian) mothers. This data is not secret but neither is it ever publicly mentioned which is why you don’t understand it.

    I guess Kamala Harris is the first on a Major Party ticket to not have any European forbears .

    You guess wrong. Harris’s Jamaican father is probably around 3/4 white including some prominent slaveholders. Therefore he owes reparations to himself.

    • Replies: @Amerimutt Golems
    @Jack D



    You guess wrong. Harris’s Jamaican father is probably around 3/4 white including some prominent slaveholders. Therefore he owes reparations to himself.

     

    There is already an article about this.

    https://spectator.us/kamala-harris-pay-reparations/
  62. @Hypnotoad666
    @anon

    LEOP is the affirmative action program at Hastings. They say she was in it. Case closed.

    Besides, 100% of blacks at a school like Hastings got in on affirmative action. That's true because if they had the LSATs and grades to get into Hastings on merit, they would have been offered a free ride at Harvard, Yale or Stanford and would have gone to one of those schools instead.

    Replies: @Jack D, @anonymous, @Steve Sailer

    The only exception are students with ties to San Francisco. I remember a black guy from the class of 2012 who turned down transferring to Yale to stay in San Francisco. His career in San Francisco politics ended even before it began because of metoo.

  63. @Hypnotoad666
    @anon

    LEOP is the affirmative action program at Hastings. They say she was in it. Case closed.

    Besides, 100% of blacks at a school like Hastings got in on affirmative action. That's true because if they had the LSATs and grades to get into Hastings on merit, they would have been offered a free ride at Harvard, Yale or Stanford and would have gone to one of those schools instead.

    Replies: @Jack D, @anonymous, @Steve Sailer

    Barack Obama was offered a free ride at Northwestern Law School, a Top 14 law school, but turned it down for admission (full fare) to Harvard LS, a Top 3 school.

    • Replies: @Bill Jones
    @Steve Sailer

    By Law School time, Barry the Kenyan was selected for greater things (Deval Patrick was another)

    I don't think Money was an obstacle.

    , @JimB
    @Steve Sailer


    Barack Obama was offered a free ride at Northwestern Law School, a Top 14 law school, but turned it down for admission (full fare) to Harvard LS, a Top 3 school.
     
    I thought an elite law school diploma was a license to mint money. And typical elite law students are given high paying summer internships with prospective employers to assist with tuition. So why didn’t Obama have to take out a student loan like most of the rest of his class?

    Replies: @JimB, @JimB

  64. “what adversity did Kamala Harris overcome? ”

    Being a nasty bitch?

    Give her time, she’s working on it.

  65. @Kronos
    @Justvisiting

    I think they just saw a whole lot of bad VP candidates and chose the least outrageous (from their perspective.)

    1) Warren: No Go

    2) Abrams: Too black supremacist

    3) Anglia Davis: too 1960s and radical

    4) Hillary Clinton: fill in the blank.

    5) Gabbard: Political suicide

    Biden promised a woman of color and that baseball list just sucks on both the race and gender axis. In their eyes at least Harris can (theoretically) pull a female Obama and unite the various racial/feminist groups into thinking she’s “their girl.”

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    Actually, I just made up the part about Angela Davis being a potential VP candidate. Joe Biden would have to be completely gaga to consider her for one moment. Joe may not (or may) remember much that’s happened recently, but I suspect he remembers the murder of the judge in Marin County.

    • Replies: @Kronos
    @Steve Sailer

    The problem is it’s less ridiculous now than say 20 years ago. You have millions of women who desperately want to see a female President (preferably a Boomer) before they die. I’m with Rollo T. that if Biden won the election he’d stand down at some point and make Harris commander in chief. Hillary will always have the hearts of feminists but they’ll support any candidate with female genitalia to make their dream a reality.

    https://youtu.be/HYpnXwFy-5c

  66. @Steve Sailer
    @couch scientist

    Right, she passed on her second try. California's bar exam is tough, I think it's second to Delaware's in failure percentage.

    Replies: @MC, @Bill Jones, @ex-banker, @Alec Leamas (hard at work)

    “California’s bar exam is tough, I think it’s second to Delaware’s in failure percentage.”

    Couldn’t a high failure rate be due to the low quality of the test takers?’

    Kamala Harris springs to mind.

  67. @Kronos
    Yeah, Willie Brown looks like a superior candidate for affirmative action.

    Brown was born on March 20, 1934[3] in Mineola, a small segregated town in East Texas marked by racial tensions,[4] to Minnie Collins Boyd and Lewis Brown. Brown was the fourth of five children.[5] During Brown's childhood, mob violence periodically erupted in Mineola, keeping African-Americans from voting. His first job was a shoeshine boy in a whites-only barber shop.[5] He later worked as a janitor, fry cook and field hand.[6] He learned his strong work ethic at a young age from his grandmother.[5] He graduated from Mineola Colored High School, which he later described as substandard and left for San Francisco in August 1951 at the age of 17 to live with his uncle.[citation needed]
     
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willie_Brown_(politician)#Early_life,_education,_and_early_career

    In terms of future Willie Brown memes how about crossover memes with Ray Charles? Both were essentially blind and possessed immense wisdom. Harris likely learned more political Know-How as a side-squeeze than the entire political science faculty at Harvard and Yale (which might not be saying much.)

    https://i.imgflip.com/22slwe.jpg

    https://youtu.be/tt2EXWzMV18

    Replies: @Hypnotoad666, @Redneck farmer, @Steve Sailer, @Jim Bob Lassiter, @artichoke

    Right. Besides growing up under Jim Crow and going to very poor segregated schools, Willie Brown went more or bless blind when he was Speaker of the California assembly and still went on to be a successful mayor of San Francisco.

    He was probably the most talented black politician of the latter 20th Century, even more than Jesse and Al, but he always remained a regional figure. San Francisco was too weird (e.g., his ally Rev. Jim Jones) and too nonblack. And I would imagine his blindness slowed any national ambitions he might have had.

    • Replies: @JimB
    @Steve Sailer


    And I would imagine his blindness slowed any national ambitions he might have had.
     
    Well, the western span of the Bay Bridge is now known as the Willie L. Brown Jr. Bridge. That’s a nice honor.
    , @Escher
    @Steve Sailer

    Wow, a blind, short and physically unattractive guy can go far with the ladies.
    There’s hope for many of us commenters on this site.

    , @Buffalo Joe
    @Steve Sailer

    Steve, thank you for the info on Mayor Brown. And speaking of California politicians, I see they are pushing Gavin Newsum to run for Kamala Harris' Senate seat. That would be one less women of color in the Senate and one more very White, very rich male. Comment please.

    Replies: @Jack D

    , @Olorin
    @Steve Sailer

    Mmmmmm...can't say I agree. He had plenty of opposition in SF and there was a widespread view among even "normal" Dems that he was holding power not because of popular local mandate but...something more out of Sacto and DC implemented by Bay Area money.

    Any other Sailertariat members remember the 1999 SF mayoral election? Total clown world.

    That was after his first term, him having won election in 1995. My recollection is that he won in a runoff in late '95 against incumbent Frank Jordan, who had been DiFi's chief of police, after getting less than 40% of the vote.

    Things were already well and truly clown world flavored by the '99 election. Ammiano stepped in to add additional (though quite possibly genuinely well intentioned) Honk.

    Jordan's predecessor, Art Agnos, got something like 75% of the vote when he was elected in the late '80s to replace term-limited DiFi as mayor. It was then that SF City Hall took the hard left Diversitarian turn.

    IIRC Art Agnos got shot in the '70s as part of the "Zebra murders" spree while advocating for a public health clinic in Potrero Hill's most melanistic blocks. He was mayor during the Loma Prieta quake. But enough onionbelting for now.......

    I had to dig to find this, but see what you think:

    http://archive.is/K76xB

  68. @anon
    @JohnPlywood

    Kamala Harris is beautiful and her face is warm and charming. She does not have “resting bitch face”.

    Lol, whatever, dude.



    https://i0.wp.com/dbdailyupdate.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/kamala-harris-facelift.jpg

    Replies: @JohnPlywood, @BB753, @Chrisnonymous

    I am at a loss for words — until I remember that the people complaining about Kamala Harris’s looks are all seething white women who are mad that a woman of color was, yet again, chosen over a white.

    Kamala Harris looks like a happy, unassuming, beautiful woman. That is the opposite of a “bitch face”. Bitch face is a stern, scowling, stubborn look. Not the wide open, smiling visage that Kamala has.

    This is bitch face:

    • Troll: YetAnotherAnon
    • Replies: @Redman
    @JohnPlywood

    You must be demented. Those are all lovely women with purposeful stern looks. Not the same as resting bitch face. There are women on the right that you could have chosen instead, if that was in fact your intent.

    https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn%3AANd9GcTR2oGpJt9vtqLdmSidJKvi5Yvd4Lr88tWwaQ&usqp=CAU

    , @Buzz Mohawk
    @JohnPlywood

    Garbage. Women have been practicing the pouty face since girlhood, and it is a staple of fashion modeling. Watch Melania Trump any time at all. She is always modeling and putting on that face.

    Ann Coulter is a witty, smart, tall, skinny, blonde, horsey-faced girl from New Canaan. She is highly sexual and irreverent. She doesn't care what you think about her. What's not to like? Only that she now risks holding onto her long, teen girl hair and style too far into her age. She needs to come to terms with that.

    Replies: @YetAnotherAnon

    , @Peripatetic Commenter
    @JohnPlywood


    Kamala Harris looks like a happy, unassuming, beautiful woman who knows the value of knee pads
     
    FIFY.

    Also, she's really not my idea of beauty.
  69. @Bragadocious
    This is the kind of thing that heritage American blacks should be furious about. But they aren't. All they see is skin color; national origin and immigration grifting seems to not compute.

    Replies: @Thomas, @Bucky

    I think they are unhappy about it.

    Harris got no support from actual black people. They will not turn out for her now.

    The only people who like her are the donors of the party and the professional party hacks.

  70. Kamala’s mother graduated from “university” at age 19. It’s typical for India to rebrand the final years of high school as “college’. It feels strange that Americans consider that actual college education, and made it a cornerstone of the immigration system.

    On the other hand, look at Indians’ competition. In a normal world, Kamala’s mother would have been struggling through grad school, where everybody else had the yuuge US education. However, she had no trouble competing with all the sportsmen who were admitted to university on the grounds of being the third fastest jogger in his county.

    Do you think Kamala sent her mother to the old people farm, like all good Americans do?

  71. @Neo Morpheus
    Kamala’s husband, entertainment lawyer Douglas Emhoff..... will be very inspiring and motivating to the black male vote.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Bucky, @Hypnotoad666

    She is childless as well.

  72. @Prof. Woland
    By fucking her way up the ladder of success, Harris is the mirror opposite of the meeeeee-too movement. She seems to have zero compunction about it choosing to be seeming oblivious yet bellyaches about men who use women. I would have far more respect for her is she just admitted it, but that would freak out all the sexual degenerates that make up the shock troops in her party. I think it is about time the cancel culture comes for the feminists. It might make a lot of people uncomfortable but we would be much better for it afterwards.

    ps - I read one blog that said we should treat her like Sarah Palin. Huzzah!

    Replies: @Sean, @Olorin, @Olorin

    Success for Harris meant using her head to break through the glass ceiling, then climbing the greasy pole, but she ought not be be accused of faking it when she was making it. She grew up with an absent father. Such women tend to be attracted to older men, and have a lot of partners. It is partly to do with daddy issues, and even more related to his androgen receptor.

    • Replies: @Alfa158
    @Sean

    Dude, give us all a break please. You couldn’t have written that without using “climbing the greasy pole“?
    Youch!

    Replies: @Sean

    , @Peripatetic Commenter
    @Sean


    She grew up with an absent father. Such women tend to be attracted to older men, and have a lot of partners. It is partly to do with daddy issues, and even more related to his androgen receptor.
     
    There seems to be two different lines of thought here.

    1. Absent fathers facultativly cause females to ramp up their attraction to any males regardless of their likelihood of hanging around to support them, or
    2. They have genes that predispose them to be attracted to males that are not going to hang around.

    Even the guy who came up with the notion that father absence caused females to ramp up their sexual activity could not provide a way to distinguish between those two alternatives.

    Since her father had sub-Saharan African genes I tend towards the second explanation.
  73. @Anonymous
    Is Trump running the Biden campaign?

    Sounds crazy but... Yeah he is apparently. Via TDS.

    It's a dream ticket for Trump. Resting Bitch Face performed as expected tonight. She came across as mean and boring in the primary and nothing's changed. Hollywood would cast her as a villainess obviously. She would never get hired for any other role.

    The most interesting betting pool right now is when does Team Kamala push Biden out:

    1 Before the convention
    2 Before the election
    3 Before the inauguration

    Replies: @B36

    If Biden wins but goes down sometime after the election and before the inauguration presumably Kamala becomes the president-elect. But is that actually written into law? I don’t think it’s in the 25th Amendment. Could there be a court challenge?

    • Replies: @Bill Jones
    @B36

    I wondered about that.
    I know of nothing that says a Vice President elect becomes a President elect.

    Perhaps it goes to the known next in line: Pelosi.

    , @AnotherDad
    @B36


    If Biden wins but goes down sometime after the election and before the inauguration presumably Kamala becomes the president-elect. But is that actually written into law? I don’t think it’s in the 25th Amendment. Could there be a court challenge?
     
    It's a cluster--a three stage cluster.

    My understanding:

    Dies before Electoral College votes in December -- a bunch of states bind their electors to vote for the person they are pledged to, i.e. who actually won the state; those people can't legally switch to Harris under state law. Other ones might switch. And plenty that can not legally switch might do so anyway. A mess.

    Dies after EC votes, but before Congress counts the votes in early January -- when Congress counts, electoral votes for dead people are invalid; If no one receives a majority of the electoral votes, then the House votes amongst the top three candidates. But the vote is per state delegation. (The Republicans have a majority of state delegations now. If they still do, Trump would win.)

    Dies after Congress certifies him as having been elected President -- then the VP elect becomes President on inauguration day. (20th amendment.)
  74. I think a lot of high-IQ people “drop the mic” after high school or college. They aren’t motivated to prove to themselves that they’re brilliant (or they’re a little too quirky, high-strung, or ideological), so they make a career out of doing something they love, even if it doesn’t pay well or have much prestige. Many B+ students, on the other hand, are motivated to over-achieve, to compensate for lack of natural smarts. I think that explains the achievements of, for example, GWB or Trump. Trump’s Achilles’ heel is that he admires pure high IQ and knows he falls short of it. I believe he does have a unique type of intuitive intelligence that’s underrated but I think it still bothers him that he doesn’t have a genius IQ.

  75. There will be many months to remind us that Kamala Harris is actually ¡Black!.

    It’s the latest exercise in “How many fingers am I holding up, Winston?”.

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/isabeltogoh/2020/08/12/kamala-harris-biracial-heritage-has-thrown-conservatives-into-a-tailspin/

    Black. You hear? BLACK!

  76. @Anon
    The selection of Kamala Harris is monumental and gives me hope, joy, and peace.

    She’s an American woman, who has a global heritage. As do we all.

    Harris will mop the floor with Pence. Mother better have some words of affirmation ready for her boy after he gets trounced by Harris because he will need them.

    Once again Black Women are here to save the day! People of Color are going to get this country back on track. No more bending over to the terrorist state of Russia, no more racist police, no more guns, no more hate speech

    Go get ‘em Senator (soon-to-be Vice President) Harris!!!

    Replies: @PiltdownMan, @Ron Mexico, @Amerimutt Golems

    What does Leonard Pitts have to say about this?

  77. @Tor597
    So what.

    George Bush got into Harvard because of his dad.

    You don't honestly think he got into Harvard because he was so smart do you?

    Replies: @Frank G, @Rob McX, @Lurker, @Tlotsi, @Brutusale

    He’s smarter than you. Not a high bar, I’ll admit.

  78. For over 50 years, American society has been demanding of its nonwhite elites that, in reward for career privileges, they concoct statements about how much they have been victimized by whites. Is it any surprise that eventually people come to believe their own self-advocacy?

    “For over 50 years, [US elites have] been demanding of its nonwhite [candidates for the elite] that, in reward for career privileges [which make them elite — think bartender AOC stealing her coworkers tips before being paid a $180K salary to be a congresswoman and funneling campaign money to her boyfriend], they concoct statements about how much they have been victimized by [non-elite whites who will be blocked from coming elites]. Is it any surprise that eventually [the non-whites who benefit from unfair advantages over more deserving whites] come to believe their own self-advocacy?“

    No surprise. Who wants to admit to themselves that they are a humbug?

  79. @inertial
    https://twitter.com/JohnLaw30761754/status/1293385285196226560

    Replies: @El Dato, @AnotherDad

    Life is difficult when the original white sin of slave ownership will haunt you unto the umpteenth generation.

    https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/kamala-harris-ancestor-slaves/

    There is no doubt that Hamilton Brown was a prominent plantation owner in Jamaica during the first half of the 19th century, owned slaves, and also advocated against the abolition of slavery and sought to downplay the difficult working and living conditions of slaves in Jamaica.

    However, we have been unable to verify that a line of descent exists between the modern-day Harris family and the 19th-century slave owner. As such, the claim that an ancestor of Sen. Harris owned slaves in Jamaica remains unproven. If evidence emerges that verifies that line of descent, we will update this fact check accordingly.

    It’s good that Kamala is Black!. That mitigates circumstances somewhat.

    • Replies: @res
    @El Dato

    You left out the best part of that "debunking." Right before the paragraphs you included the line of descent is laid out...by her father. I wonder what they could not verify.


    On Jan. 13, Jamaica Global, a website for the global Jamaican diaspora, published an article that Prof. Harris had written in September 2018 about his family’s roots in Jamaica. He was born on the island, before immigrating to the United States in the 1960s, to pursue a career as an economist and university lecturer.
    ...
    In his Jamaica Global article, Harris claimed to be descended from the 19th-century planter and slave owner Hamilton Brown. He wrote:

    “My roots go back, within my lifetime, to my paternal grandmother Miss Chrishy (née Christiana Brown, descendant of Hamilton Brown who is on record as plantation and slave owner and founder of Brown’s Town) and to my maternal grandmother Miss Iris (née Iris Finegan, farmer and educator, from Aenon Town and Inverness, ancestry unknown to me). The Harris name comes from my paternal grandfather Joseph Alexander Harris, land-owner and agricultural ‘produce’ exporter (mostly pimento or all-spice), who died in 1939 one year after I was born and is buried in the church yard of the magnificent Anglican Church which Hamilton Brown built in Brown’s Town (and where, as a child, I learned the catechism, was baptized and confirmed, and served as an acolyte).” [Emphasis is added].
     
    Snopes actually goes into a fair amount of detail on the missing link. One amusing thing about that passage is they fail to consider the possibility that Donald Harris’ paternal grandmother "adjusted" her age by claiming to be younger.

    One has to love the double standards. Have to bring this excerpt out the next time the left goes after someone for the deeds of an ancestor.

    Even if it is the case that the Harris family, by way of Christiana Brown, are descendants of Hamilton Brown, those who seek to attack or undermine Sen. Harris for the wrongdoing of a man who died almost 200 years ago should first gain a better understanding of the often complicated, traumatic histories of black families in the United States — and tread much more carefully.
     
    I am a bit curious how "histories of black families in the United States" relate to this Jamaica case.

    Replies: @Jack D

  80. Biden & Harris = Pee pads & knee pads

    • LOL: wren
  81. @Steve Sailer
    @Kronos

    Right. Besides growing up under Jim Crow and going to very poor segregated schools, Willie Brown went more or bless blind when he was Speaker of the California assembly and still went on to be a successful mayor of San Francisco.

    He was probably the most talented black politician of the latter 20th Century, even more than Jesse and Al, but he always remained a regional figure. San Francisco was too weird (e.g., his ally Rev. Jim Jones) and too nonblack. And I would imagine his blindness slowed any national ambitions he might have had.

    Replies: @JimB, @Escher, @Buffalo Joe, @Olorin

    And I would imagine his blindness slowed any national ambitions he might have had.

    Well, the western span of the Bay Bridge is now known as the Willie L. Brown Jr. Bridge. That’s a nice honor.

  82. Other than her parents getting divorced when she was 7, what adversity did Kamala Harris overcome?

    Being a dumber lower-achieving sibling. It’s the George and Jeb Bush psychodrama, lather, rinse and repeat.

  83. Anonymous[376] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous
    So they coached her up for the big reboot today...

    Go watch the video. It's a lot of awkward hand motions and fake smiles. Both will just reinforce her reputation as phony.

    Older people can't learn new body language. She wants to squirm while speaking so the coaches gave her a few hand/arm motions to release the urge but it isn't natural at all.

    The plastic surgery makes her look less tired but RBF is a facial muscle thing triggered by anger inside the person. The surgery and the forced smiling don't fix the hardness especially in the eyes. Her inner bitch can't just hide away.

    Kamala 2.0 reboot is same old disingenuous prosecutor persona. But that's what dems want! They want her to convict half the country throw them in prison and throw away the key.

    Soros Geffen etc got lucky when Obama came along.

    Replies: @JohnPlywood, @Anonymous

    I think she is an excellent pick for V.P., at least on the basis of her resume. The Democrats have tolerated, and in some cases encouraged, rioting, highway blockades, and looting in their cities. They have used city funds to paint political slogans on public streets (see e.g. DeBlasio’s excellent adventure at Trump Tower).
    These shenanigans are obviously not polling well.
    Many voters have come to identify the Dems with violence, intolerance, and destruction. What better pick than a Law’n’Order D.A.?
    The more she is criticized for putting precious Black Bodies in jail as D.A., the more White swing voters will want to vote for her. She is Black enuf to pass, and female, so Dem voters and the Woke will be enthused about her, and she will get 95% of the Black vote, just like that fellow with the perfectly creased pants..
    O.K., so there are few skeletons in the closet, including Willie’s. The Dem press will not cover these issues; to do so would be sexist, racist, etc.

    Can she act like a real candidate at a debate? My guess is yes, especially if she is given the questions in advance by this year’s Donna Brazile.
    I really hope I am wrong about this.

  84. @Hypnotoad666
    @Kronos

    Willie Brown predated affirmative action, and didn't need it anyway. Whatever else you might say about Brown, he was a "natural" power broker. His "one weird trick," aside from being affable and useful to everyone, was to have no fixed principles or ideology whatsoever.

    His only philosophy of government was that he should be at the center of it. He was in politics to "do deals," and I don't think he ever pretended otherwise. So at least no one could ever call him a hypocrite. At some point, a transactional cynicism like that amounts to its own kind of pure idealism.

    Replies: @J, @kaganovitch, @Jim Bob Lassiter, @Harry Baldwin

    At some point, a transactional cynicism like that amounts to its own kind of pure idealism.

    Well stated!

  85. @Redneck farmer
    @Kronos

    Willie Brown was once asked by some whiny do-eviler what he had done for the poor.
    "I stay out of their way. I don't shop at K-Mart."
    Can you really hate a guy who says something like that?

    Replies: @Kronos

    Well, if your the owner of K-Mart stock then yes.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Kronos


    Well, if your the owner of K-Mart stock then yes.
     
    If you're the owner of KMart stock, you have bigger probelms than Willie Brown.

    By the way, when does Biden surpass Reagan's record presidential age of 77 years, 349 days? Election Day, or the day before or after? 1988 and 2020 are leap years, so that part cancels out.
  86. @Steve Sailer
    @Hypnotoad666

    Barack Obama was offered a free ride at Northwestern Law School, a Top 14 law school, but turned it down for admission (full fare) to Harvard LS, a Top 3 school.

    Replies: @Bill Jones, @JimB

    By Law School time, Barry the Kenyan was selected for greater things (Deval Patrick was another)

    I don’t think Money was an obstacle.

  87. @Steve Sailer
    @couch scientist

    Right, she passed on her second try. California's bar exam is tough, I think it's second to Delaware's in failure percentage.

    Replies: @MC, @Bill Jones, @ex-banker, @Alec Leamas (hard at work)

  88. @Steve Sailer
    @Kronos

    Right. Besides growing up under Jim Crow and going to very poor segregated schools, Willie Brown went more or bless blind when he was Speaker of the California assembly and still went on to be a successful mayor of San Francisco.

    He was probably the most talented black politician of the latter 20th Century, even more than Jesse and Al, but he always remained a regional figure. San Francisco was too weird (e.g., his ally Rev. Jim Jones) and too nonblack. And I would imagine his blindness slowed any national ambitions he might have had.

    Replies: @JimB, @Escher, @Buffalo Joe, @Olorin

    Wow, a blind, short and physically unattractive guy can go far with the ladies.
    There’s hope for many of us commenters on this site.

  89. @Buffalo Joe
    Steve, thank you for the research and information about Harris' AA admission to law school. I anxiously await it being picked up and reprinted by the nyt or wapo.

    Replies: @Justvisiting, @Hypnotoad666, @Jim Bob Lassiter

    I hope you have a good supply of Xanax as you anxiously await.

  90. @anon
    @JohnPlywood

    Kamala Harris is beautiful and her face is warm and charming. She does not have “resting bitch face”.

    Lol, whatever, dude.



    https://i0.wp.com/dbdailyupdate.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/kamala-harris-facelift.jpg

    Replies: @JohnPlywood, @BB753, @Chrisnonymous

    Who needs plastic surgery in their early fifties? Is it just me, or doesn’t Kamala Harris look like a heavy drinker, same as Hillary?

  91. @Hypnotoad666
    @Kronos

    Willie Brown predated affirmative action, and didn't need it anyway. Whatever else you might say about Brown, he was a "natural" power broker. His "one weird trick," aside from being affable and useful to everyone, was to have no fixed principles or ideology whatsoever.

    His only philosophy of government was that he should be at the center of it. He was in politics to "do deals," and I don't think he ever pretended otherwise. So at least no one could ever call him a hypocrite. At some point, a transactional cynicism like that amounts to its own kind of pure idealism.

    Replies: @J, @kaganovitch, @Jim Bob Lassiter, @Harry Baldwin

    Viewed thusly, we might say he was more successful (relative to the size of his milieu) under his own well known philosophies than DJT has been with similar personal statements about his philosophies.

    • Agree: epebble
  92. @Kronos
    Yeah, Willie Brown looks like a superior candidate for affirmative action.

    Brown was born on March 20, 1934[3] in Mineola, a small segregated town in East Texas marked by racial tensions,[4] to Minnie Collins Boyd and Lewis Brown. Brown was the fourth of five children.[5] During Brown's childhood, mob violence periodically erupted in Mineola, keeping African-Americans from voting. His first job was a shoeshine boy in a whites-only barber shop.[5] He later worked as a janitor, fry cook and field hand.[6] He learned his strong work ethic at a young age from his grandmother.[5] He graduated from Mineola Colored High School, which he later described as substandard and left for San Francisco in August 1951 at the age of 17 to live with his uncle.[citation needed]
     
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willie_Brown_(politician)#Early_life,_education,_and_early_career

    In terms of future Willie Brown memes how about crossover memes with Ray Charles? Both were essentially blind and possessed immense wisdom. Harris likely learned more political Know-How as a side-squeeze than the entire political science faculty at Harvard and Yale (which might not be saying much.)

    https://i.imgflip.com/22slwe.jpg

    https://youtu.be/tt2EXWzMV18

    Replies: @Hypnotoad666, @Redneck farmer, @Steve Sailer, @Jim Bob Lassiter, @artichoke

    “Brown was the fourth of five children.”

    Whose five children? His daddy’s or his mama’s?

  93. @Steve Sailer
    @Kronos

    Right. Besides growing up under Jim Crow and going to very poor segregated schools, Willie Brown went more or bless blind when he was Speaker of the California assembly and still went on to be a successful mayor of San Francisco.

    He was probably the most talented black politician of the latter 20th Century, even more than Jesse and Al, but he always remained a regional figure. San Francisco was too weird (e.g., his ally Rev. Jim Jones) and too nonblack. And I would imagine his blindness slowed any national ambitions he might have had.

    Replies: @JimB, @Escher, @Buffalo Joe, @Olorin

    Steve, thank you for the info on Mayor Brown. And speaking of California politicians, I see they are pushing Gavin Newsum to run for Kamala Harris’ Senate seat. That would be one less women of color in the Senate and one more very White, very rich male. Comment please.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Buffalo Joe

    More likely Karen Bass is going to go for her seat if Biden wins.

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy

  94. @The Alarmist

    Other than her parents getting divorced when she was 7, what adversity did Kamala Harris overcome?
     
    She has dark skin, but is not authentic black?

    Replies: @Jack D

    In a way, she is lucky. If she had had a white mother then given her 3/4 white Jamaican father, she would have looked fully white like Susan Rice’s daughter and would have had a hard time “identifying” as black, getting AA admission into law school, etc.

    There is something about “black” politicians who look fully or almost fully white that is bothersome – they are THIS close to straying into Rachel Dolezal territory even if they have an actual partly black parent and so some tenuous claim to actual blackness. They lay bare the contradictions of Affirmative Action every time you look at them. It’s like someone said to me about Karen Bass – if you have to explain to people that you are not a Communist you’ve already lost. Same thing with being “black” – if you have to explain to people that you are “black” because it’s not apparent to the eye, you’ve already lost. Luckily her Tamil Brahman mother was about the same shade as her father so Kamala presents with a pleasing caramel color and not as a person of paleness.

    https://i1.wp.com/www.mercurynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/KAMALA01.jpg?fit=620%2C9999px&ssl=1

    • Agree: Redman
  95. @Buffalo Joe
    @Steve Sailer

    Steve, thank you for the info on Mayor Brown. And speaking of California politicians, I see they are pushing Gavin Newsum to run for Kamala Harris' Senate seat. That would be one less women of color in the Senate and one more very White, very rich male. Comment please.

    Replies: @Jack D

    More likely Karen Bass is going to go for her seat if Biden wins.

    • Replies: @Gary in Gramercy
    @Jack D

    On the principle, "once you go black, you [must] never go back"?

  96. Ha ha. A few days ago, I was predicting that Biden would be Section 4’d after being sworn in, but CNN is already calling for him to step aside in favor of Harris after he wins!

  97. @Hypnotoad666
    @Buffalo Joe

    https://babylonbee.com/news/kamala-harris-humbled-to-have-been-chosen-exclusively-for-her-race-gender

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    Hypno, needs more than a Thanks. These guys or gals are too funny. And the best humor mimics the truth. Our first AA national candidate.

    • Replies: @Redman
    @Buffalo Joe

    Are we entirely sure that HRC didn't get any affirmative action push to get into Yale Law?

    1969 was a very big year for AA. There must have been a push to get women into law schools in general at that point in society. Just speculating here.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

  98. @Anon
    The selection of Kamala Harris is monumental and gives me hope, joy, and peace.

    She’s an American woman, who has a global heritage. As do we all.

    Harris will mop the floor with Pence. Mother better have some words of affirmation ready for her boy after he gets trounced by Harris because he will need them.

    Once again Black Women are here to save the day! People of Color are going to get this country back on track. No more bending over to the terrorist state of Russia, no more racist police, no more guns, no more hate speech

    Go get ‘em Senator (soon-to-be Vice President) Harris!!!

    Replies: @PiltdownMan, @Ron Mexico, @Amerimutt Golems

    Once again Black Women are here to save the day! People of Color are going to get this country back on track. No more bending over to the terrorist state of Russia, no more racist police, no more guns, no more hate speech

    LOL.

    Her opponents will probably capitalize on her phony blackness plus locking up ‘fellow’ blacks (29% of the California inmate population in 2018).

    This might be a better strategy compared to say affirmative privilege and playing the harlot for favors charges plus general crookedness.

    • Replies: @Rob McX
    @Amerimutt Golems


    Her opponents will probably capitalize on her phony blackness plus locking up ‘fellow’ blacks (29% of the California inmate population in 2018).

     

    She could claim the people she locked up weren't really black either.
    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Amerimutt Golems


    ... plus locking up ‘fellow’ blacks (29% of the California inmate population in 2018).
     
    Why so low? Competition?

    Who are the other 71%?
  99. 90% of blax in ‘(frumpy trouser) suit jobs’ are there bc of AA, diversity terrorism!

  100. @Jack D
    @sb


    One thing I don’t really understand about America – as a non American -is why affirmative action applies to people other than the descendants of American slavery and native Americans .
     
    Because there are not enough qualified slave descendants to fill the AA slots at schools and businesses (even though AA standards are relaxed vs other applicants). Slave descendants average around 85 IQ while you need maybe 115 (2 SDs higher) to go to professional school (and graduate). The number of slave descendants with IQ115+ is vanishingly small so they make up the difference with immigrant blacks and 1/2 blacks w. usually white (or in this case Indian) mothers. This data is not secret but neither is it ever publicly mentioned which is why you don't understand it.

    I guess Kamala Harris is the first on a Major Party ticket to not have any European forbears .
     
    You guess wrong. Harris's Jamaican father is probably around 3/4 white including some prominent slaveholders. Therefore he owes reparations to himself.

    Replies: @Amerimutt Golems

    You guess wrong. Harris’s Jamaican father is probably around 3/4 white including some prominent slaveholders. Therefore he owes reparations to himself.

    There is already an article about this.

    https://spectator.us/kamala-harris-pay-reparations/

  101. We might have a VPOTUS named after a WWE rassler. Hell, James Harris aka “Kamala” who played the simpleminded Ugandan rassler even had the same REAL same last name as Kamala Harris. Any relation? I know people have already been posting pictures of the late rassler poking fun at Kamala Harris’ name, but did they know that Kamala has the same last name has her rassler friend?

  102. @Steve Sailer
    @Hypnotoad666

    Barack Obama was offered a free ride at Northwestern Law School, a Top 14 law school, but turned it down for admission (full fare) to Harvard LS, a Top 3 school.

    Replies: @Bill Jones, @JimB

    Barack Obama was offered a free ride at Northwestern Law School, a Top 14 law school, but turned it down for admission (full fare) to Harvard LS, a Top 3 school.

    I thought an elite law school diploma was a license to mint money. And typical elite law students are given high paying summer internships with prospective employers to assist with tuition. So why didn’t Obama have to take out a student loan like most of the rest of his class?

    • Replies: @JimB
    @JimB

    And my follow up question: have Barack and Michelle, now worth $40 million, thought about paying back their scholarships to Harvard Law School so they can be regifted to two other needy students.

    , @JimB
    @JimB

    And my follow up question: have Barack and Michelle, now worth $50 million, thought about paying back their scholarships to Harvard Law School so they can be regifted to two other needy students.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  103. @Flip
    @couch scientist

    Clinton is pretty smart, I'd say.

    Replies: @couch scientist

    That’s true. Bill did rise up to Yale Law on his own and against the odds. No dummy without an AA card is going to that.

    • Replies: @Hibernian
    @couch scientist

    He was the stepson of a politically well connected car dealer in Hot Springs.

    Replies: @Jack D

  104. @anon
    @JohnPlywood

    Kamala Harris is beautiful and her face is warm and charming. She does not have “resting bitch face”.

    Lol, whatever, dude.



    https://i0.wp.com/dbdailyupdate.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/kamala-harris-facelift.jpg

    Replies: @JohnPlywood, @BB753, @Chrisnonymous

    I hate to agree with that gun control dick you replied to, but unless you are one of those people who thinks no colored folks are attractive, Harris is quite good-looking. You have to remember she is (1) over 50 years old, (2) married (and thus little incentive to stay in shape), and (3) in a job that has lots of opportunities to overeat and few chances for free time to exercise. For her age, her main defect as far as looks go is that she has gained enough weight to start losing her jaw line.

    I think you guys are really underestimating her physical appearance, the youth she will exude compared to Trump or Pence or Biden, and the fun-times-girl appeal when put up next to glowering Trump or Skeletor-head Pence.

    In order to counter these effects, Republicans need to bait her into acting nasty, preferably in a live telecast like a debate.

    I guess it’s possible that the post I am replying to is already a self-conscious attempt at creating a narrative. However, as I said back in 2016 to the doctors who insisted they could diagnose Clinton’s Parkinson’s disease in these threads, I wish the bullshit campaigning could stay relegated to FB and TV and leave iSteve a truthy zone.

    • Replies: @Trinity
    @Chrisnonymous

    In the words of Creepy Joe Biden, "come on, man." Kamala is average EVEN FOR HER AGE and judging by the photo of her in her prime that you displayed, she is ONLY above average for a Black lady IMO. Think of what this lady looks like without the clown makeup. Ever seen Oprah without the war paint? Kamala WAS BELOW AVERAGE WHEN YOU INCLUDE ALL WOMEN. Being fair, I don't find Black women attractive for the most part, just not for me or mine.

    I sure hope that the media doesn't go the same route they did with Moochie Obama. (((They))) actually tried their best to convince the gullible goyim that the beastly Moochie was possibly the most attractive FLOTUS of all time. smdh and lol. It actually worked on some of these knuckleheads. I heard people who I thought were incapable of being brainwashed start talking about how the Mooch wasn't bad looking. GIVE ME A BREAK. My gawd, how gullible are the goyim?

    Replies: @Chrisnonymous

    , @Jack D
    @Chrisnonymous

    Kamala (despite being pitched as "Black") follows the well known pattern of black people becoming less African looking (lighter skin, straighter hair) as they become more successful and wealthier. I'm not even sure how they do this. I understand that hair can be "relaxed" but do skin lightening creams really work? Is it just a matter of retouching the tint of their publicity photos?

    Apparently successful black people like to be black but not TOO black. You want to look black enough to be recognizably black (Michael Jackson was grotesque) but not really black. You really want to go for that Octoroon look. (Google spell check doesn't like Octoroon - it has been un-worded).

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Justvisiting, @Alec Leamas (hard at work), @Chrisnonymous

  105. @Hypnotoad666
    @Kronos

    Willie Brown predated affirmative action, and didn't need it anyway. Whatever else you might say about Brown, he was a "natural" power broker. His "one weird trick," aside from being affable and useful to everyone, was to have no fixed principles or ideology whatsoever.

    His only philosophy of government was that he should be at the center of it. He was in politics to "do deals," and I don't think he ever pretended otherwise. So at least no one could ever call him a hypocrite. At some point, a transactional cynicism like that amounts to its own kind of pure idealism.

    Replies: @J, @kaganovitch, @Jim Bob Lassiter, @Harry Baldwin

    Agree, there’s something admirable about Willie Brown. Unlike most politicians, he doesn’t seem to be acting like something he’s not, e.g., carrying a bible around like Slick Willie. He’s authentically himself and people respond positively to that.

    Also, quite the PUA of his time. I like the way he continues negging Kamala.

    • Replies: @Deckin
    @Harry Baldwin

    Very true. Anyone who can navigate through the Jim Jones's, the Alioto's, the Jesse Unruh's, the Burton Brothers, the Herb Caen's, and the Getty's of the world coming out of the Bayview in SF had to have something going for him. Watching him and Caen marauding around the City every single night from the 70s to the 90s (hell right until Caen died--and Caen had been doing it since the 30s!) was something. They owned the place and thoroughly enjoyed it. Life was good if you could find yourself at their table at Le Central starting the cocktails at 1:30 PM--ask Kamala; she did.

  106. Now I get it. Kamala thinks the Democratic Party has an affirmative action admissions program for the Presidency.

    She might be right.

  107. @JohnPlywood
    @Anonymous

    What an absurd, petty, and vicious thing to type 100 words to say.

    Kamala Harris is beautiful and her face is warm and charming. She does not have "resting bitch face".

    Does the alt-right have any females on their side who don't look like melting gargoyles, besides Michelle Malkin?

    Replies: @anon, @Je Suis Omar Mateen, @Brutusale

    “Kamala Harris is beautiful and her face is warm and charming.”

    Sure, just like her doppleganger Anton Chigurh from No Country for Old Men is warm and charming and beautiful, especially after Cum One Come All’ya’s botched plastic surgery.

  108. @ScarletNumber
    @Justvisiting

    I hate to break this to the iSteve readership, but no one cares. Anyone who was going to vote for Biden isn't not doing to do so because of this new information. You all sound pretty pathetic on this one.

    Replies: @Justvisiting

    no one cares

    What I have learned in my long life is that no one cares about anything–until they do.

    So let us say Kamala talks about how she was discriminated against for being black….hmmm would this be relevant?

    Let us say her handlers say she is really smart–would this be relevant?

    Let us say she says she earned everything she got in life–would this be relevant?

    Let us say she talks about systemic racism against black people in America–would this be relevant?

    • Replies: @Redman
    @Justvisiting

    But sadly, we all know that the MSM will never do a tough interview with her, along the lines of the Katie Couric take down of Sarah Palin. Instead, they will cover for her in every possible way.

    Palin is a good response to the claim the VP never matters. McCain was a listless candidate with no hope against Obama. Palin added energy and interest to the campaign. She fired up the venom among the leftist intelligentsia. Even long after the election, MSNBC and CNN spent thousands of hours talking about how "dangerous" she was and how she was a leader for the right.

    I don't see Kamala having the same impact, simply because the MSM won't let it happen. There may be bits of Kamala stories coming from outlets like Fox and Breitbart, but the rest of MSM will put a force field of protection around her.

  109. @Steve Sailer
    @couch scientist

    Right, she passed on her second try. California's bar exam is tough, I think it's second to Delaware's in failure percentage.

    Replies: @MC, @Bill Jones, @ex-banker, @Alec Leamas (hard at work)

    Right, she passed on her second try. California’s bar exam is tough, I think it’s second to Delaware’s in failure percentage.

    Delaware’s Bar Examination is legitimately difficult because it expands the scope of topics to include, for example, questions of all manner of corporate governance law as decided by its Chancery Court. The idea is to protect its bar by dissuading lawyers in the Philadelphia area and the D.C. area from encroaching on its sources of business. (There are other ways to protect the bar’s local financial interests, such as New Jersey’s old “bona fide office rule” requiring a real brick-and-mortar office meeting a certain test as a requisite to practice law in New Jersey).

    As pointed out by others, California’s Bar Examination isn’t known to be especially difficult but its pass rate is relatively low as a consequence of the proliferation of non-ABA accredited Law Schools in California. IIRC, they proliferate there because the California Supreme Court didn’t require graduation from an accredited law school as a prerequisite to take the State’s Bar Examination as is the case with nearly all other States. I do recall reading that the non-accredited law schools target a market skewing to minority students, which means students who couldn’t gain admission to a real law school even with a healthy affirmative action assist. Naturally, even if the instruction is good at the non-accredited law schools you’re going to wind up with sub par performance on the Bar Examination if you’re pulling from a pool of poor to middling students to begin with.

    It should be remembered that the Bar Examination is a “test of minimum competence to practice law” so it’s sort of a big deal if you can’t pass it after three years of study and an intensive summer preparation course.

    • Replies: @Dick
    @Alec Leamas (hard at work)

    When I lived in CA, I knew several (white) attorneys who had attended non-ABA schools. They were very sharp and successful enough to enjoy a comfortable, middle-class lifestyle without student loan debt.

    I would imagine that many non-ABA schools (i.e. those that aren't outright diploma mills or student loan scams) have a high pass rate because training for the bar exam is literally the only thing they can offer to prospective students. The diploma itself is worthless for anything else.

  110. Jared Taylor said :

    When Kamala Harris went to Howard University she said it was “heaven” because everyone was black. Am I allowed to want an all-white heaven?

    https://gab.com/jartaylor/posts/104682602673959187

  111. @JimB
    @Steve Sailer


    Barack Obama was offered a free ride at Northwestern Law School, a Top 14 law school, but turned it down for admission (full fare) to Harvard LS, a Top 3 school.
     
    I thought an elite law school diploma was a license to mint money. And typical elite law students are given high paying summer internships with prospective employers to assist with tuition. So why didn’t Obama have to take out a student loan like most of the rest of his class?

    Replies: @JimB, @JimB

    And my follow up question: have Barack and Michelle, now worth $40 million, thought about paying back their scholarships to Harvard Law School so they can be regifted to two other needy students.

  112. @JimB
    @Steve Sailer


    Barack Obama was offered a free ride at Northwestern Law School, a Top 14 law school, but turned it down for admission (full fare) to Harvard LS, a Top 3 school.
     
    I thought an elite law school diploma was a license to mint money. And typical elite law students are given high paying summer internships with prospective employers to assist with tuition. So why didn’t Obama have to take out a student loan like most of the rest of his class?

    Replies: @JimB, @JimB

    And my follow up question: have Barack and Michelle, now worth $50 million, thought about paying back their scholarships to Harvard Law School so they can be regifted to two other needy students.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @JimB


    August 13, 2020 at 3:14 pm GMT ⇑

    And my follow up question: have Barack and Michelle, now worth $40 million...

    August 13, 2020 at 3:15 pm GMT ⇑

    And my follow up question: have Barack and Michelle, now worth $50 million...

     

    How did they make $10m in sixty seconds? Tips from Hillary Clinton and George Soros?
  113. @Chrisnonymous
    @anon

    I hate to agree with that gun control dick you replied to, but unless you are one of those people who thinks no colored folks are attractive, Harris is quite good-looking. You have to remember she is (1) over 50 years old, (2) married (and thus little incentive to stay in shape), and (3) in a job that has lots of opportunities to overeat and few chances for free time to exercise. For her age, her main defect as far as looks go is that she has gained enough weight to start losing her jaw line.

    https://i.pinimg.com/474x/87/f7/8e/87f78e733d9934f771986e116a3e3189.jpg

    https://cdn.britannica.com/09/193109-050-51B44FEE/Kamala-Harris.jpg

    I think you guys are really underestimating her physical appearance, the youth she will exude compared to Trump or Pence or Biden, and the fun-times-girl appeal when put up next to glowering Trump or Skeletor-head Pence.

    In order to counter these effects, Republicans need to bait her into acting nasty, preferably in a live telecast like a debate.

    I guess it's possible that the post I am replying to is already a self-conscious attempt at creating a narrative. However, as I said back in 2016 to the doctors who insisted they could diagnose Clinton's Parkinson's disease in these threads, I wish the bullshit campaigning could stay relegated to FB and TV and leave iSteve a truthy zone.

    Replies: @Trinity, @Jack D

    In the words of Creepy Joe Biden, “come on, man.” Kamala is average EVEN FOR HER AGE and judging by the photo of her in her prime that you displayed, she is ONLY above average for a Black lady IMO. Think of what this lady looks like without the clown makeup. Ever seen Oprah without the war paint? Kamala WAS BELOW AVERAGE WHEN YOU INCLUDE ALL WOMEN. Being fair, I don’t find Black women attractive for the most part, just not for me or mine.

    I sure hope that the media doesn’t go the same route they did with Moochie Obama. (((They))) actually tried their best to convince the gullible goyim that the beastly Moochie was possibly the most attractive FLOTUS of all time. smdh and lol. It actually worked on some of these knuckleheads. I heard people who I thought were incapable of being brainwashed start talking about how the Mooch wasn’t bad looking. GIVE ME A BREAK. My gawd, how gullible are the goyim?

    • Replies: @Chrisnonymous
    @Trinity

    You:


    Being fair, I don’t find Black women attractive for the most part, just not for me or mine
     
    Me, previously:

    unless you are one of those people who thinks no colored folks are attractive
     
    So, yeah.

    Comparing Harris to Oprah or Michelle Obama is absurd. Those are two of the ugliest and most mannish-looking women in public life. Oprah is so homely I feel bad for her as I'm sure it's why she's single. (I should maybe feel bad for Michelle Obama too, but I just can't.) I can't believe any guy would categorize these three faces together...

    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/52/63/26/52632642ea3ec76f28374381b4594cc6.png

    https://i.pinimg.com/564x/27/1f/28/271f280015101628d0961731d663223d.jpg

    https://i.pinimg.com/474x/87/f7/8e/87f78e733d9934f771986e116a3e3189.jpg
  114. @The Alarmist
    @Lurker

    Steve, why do you release obvious repeats?

    Replies: @Lurker

    Indeed. The site went down as I posted. I presumed that the comment never made it. I’m surprised to see it at all. Let alone multiples.

  115. @Chrisnonymous
    @anon

    I hate to agree with that gun control dick you replied to, but unless you are one of those people who thinks no colored folks are attractive, Harris is quite good-looking. You have to remember she is (1) over 50 years old, (2) married (and thus little incentive to stay in shape), and (3) in a job that has lots of opportunities to overeat and few chances for free time to exercise. For her age, her main defect as far as looks go is that she has gained enough weight to start losing her jaw line.

    https://i.pinimg.com/474x/87/f7/8e/87f78e733d9934f771986e116a3e3189.jpg

    https://cdn.britannica.com/09/193109-050-51B44FEE/Kamala-Harris.jpg

    I think you guys are really underestimating her physical appearance, the youth she will exude compared to Trump or Pence or Biden, and the fun-times-girl appeal when put up next to glowering Trump or Skeletor-head Pence.

    In order to counter these effects, Republicans need to bait her into acting nasty, preferably in a live telecast like a debate.

    I guess it's possible that the post I am replying to is already a self-conscious attempt at creating a narrative. However, as I said back in 2016 to the doctors who insisted they could diagnose Clinton's Parkinson's disease in these threads, I wish the bullshit campaigning could stay relegated to FB and TV and leave iSteve a truthy zone.

    Replies: @Trinity, @Jack D

    Kamala (despite being pitched as “Black”) follows the well known pattern of black people becoming less African looking (lighter skin, straighter hair) as they become more successful and wealthier. I’m not even sure how they do this. I understand that hair can be “relaxed” but do skin lightening creams really work? Is it just a matter of retouching the tint of their publicity photos?

    Apparently successful black people like to be black but not TOO black. You want to look black enough to be recognizably black (Michael Jackson was grotesque) but not really black. You really want to go for that Octoroon look. (Google spell check doesn’t like Octoroon – it has been un-worded).

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Jack D


    Google spell check doesn’t like Octoroon...
     
    Kindle spell-check doesn't like Bezos.
    , @Justvisiting
    @Jack D

    Octoroon – it has been un-worded)

    Octaroon seems to be just fine...lol.

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


    Kamala (despite being pitched as “Black”) follows the well known pattern of black people becoming less African looking (lighter skin, straighter hair) as they become more successful and wealthier. I’m not even sure how they do this. I understand that hair can be “relaxed” but do skin lightening creams really work? Is it just a matter of retouching the tint of their publicity photos?

    Apparently successful black people like to be black but not TOO black. You want to look black enough to be recognizably black (Michael Jackson was grotesque) but not really black. You really want to go for that Octoroon look. (Google spell check doesn’t like Octoroon – it has been un-worded).

     

    I think (know) there is a whole world of skin tone and status among blacks, Hispanics, Subcontinentals, and others to which we're not privy. A good deal of intra-ethnic conflict probably revolves around this (too black/not black enough/trying to pass for white) and then gets sublimated for expression against "society" and "white supremacy." My surmise is that there are both natural (avoiding sun exposure) and unnatural (chemical) means to maximize one's appearance to produce a light Creole look. CNN's Suzanne Malveaux when younger was especially pretty with her light eyes (she is from a literal Louisiana Creole family). I think the idea is that whites will more readily accept lighter skinned, finer-featured blacks, which is "internalized white supremacy," but nevertheless still useful in the pursuit of fame and riches. The best way to resolve the dissonance is to hate the guts of prole whites.

    Speaking of blacks who can pass, have you seen Philadelphia's local Fox affiliate's new-ish female anchor Shaina Humphries? Evidently her father was black, but I had no idea until she embarked on her "natural hair journey." Very pretty girl.
    , @Chrisnonymous
    @Jack D

    I think skin-whiteners do actually work if applied regularly. However, I suspect that in Harris's case, it's a matter of spending less time in the sun than ahe did in youth. The higher the ratio of white to black in a person's background, the greater the impact of sun exposure, I'd guess (although I am only guessing).

    And she straightened and colored her hair too.

  116. @Tor597
    So what.

    George Bush got into Harvard because of his dad.

    You don't honestly think he got into Harvard because he was so smart do you?

    Replies: @Frank G, @Rob McX, @Lurker, @Tlotsi, @Brutusale

    Bush got into Harvard Business School because daddy got him into Yale first, Ace.

  117. @Steve Sailer
    @Kronos

    Actually, I just made up the part about Angela Davis being a potential VP candidate. Joe Biden would have to be completely gaga to consider her for one moment. Joe may not (or may) remember much that's happened recently, but I suspect he remembers the murder of the judge in Marin County.

    Replies: @Kronos

    The problem is it’s less ridiculous now than say 20 years ago. You have millions of women who desperately want to see a female President (preferably a Boomer) before they die. I’m with Rollo T. that if Biden won the election he’d stand down at some point and make Harris commander in chief. Hillary will always have the hearts of feminists but they’ll support any candidate with female genitalia to make their dream a reality.

  118. @JohnPlywood
    @Anonymous

    What an absurd, petty, and vicious thing to type 100 words to say.

    Kamala Harris is beautiful and her face is warm and charming. She does not have "resting bitch face".

    Does the alt-right have any females on their side who don't look like melting gargoyles, besides Michelle Malkin?

    Replies: @anon, @Je Suis Omar Mateen, @Brutusale

    Politics is just the old Student Council geeks still trying to get people to like them, many Democratic women hating the fact that Sailer’s Law rules over all.

  119. @Steve Sailer
    @Neo Morpheus

    I thought Kamala's husband was an entertainment lawyer, but it seems like he's more of a general business lawyer who, because he lives in Los Angeles, does more work with entertainment firms than most similar lawyers.

    Replies: @Neo Morpheus

    Probably a little of both.

    https://www.dlapiper.com/en/us/sitesearch/#q=Emhoff&t=AllContentTab&sort=relevancy

    I’m sure he’ll not be featured prominently by the campaign. Barry Sotero and his handlers knew how that sort of thing would play politically back when his origin story was being created.

  120. @El Dato
    @inertial

    Life is difficult when the original white sin of slave ownership will haunt you unto the umpteenth generation.

    https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/kamala-harris-ancestor-slaves/


    There is no doubt that Hamilton Brown was a prominent plantation owner in Jamaica during the first half of the 19th century, owned slaves, and also advocated against the abolition of slavery and sought to downplay the difficult working and living conditions of slaves in Jamaica.

    However, we have been unable to verify that a line of descent exists between the modern-day Harris family and the 19th-century slave owner. As such, the claim that an ancestor of Sen. Harris owned slaves in Jamaica remains unproven. If evidence emerges that verifies that line of descent, we will update this fact check accordingly.
     
    It's good that Kamala is Black!. That mitigates circumstances somewhat.

    Replies: @res

    You left out the best part of that “debunking.” Right before the paragraphs you included the line of descent is laid out…by her father. I wonder what they could not verify.

    On Jan. 13, Jamaica Global, a website for the global Jamaican diaspora, published an article that Prof. Harris had written in September 2018 about his family’s roots in Jamaica. He was born on the island, before immigrating to the United States in the 1960s, to pursue a career as an economist and university lecturer.

    In his Jamaica Global article, Harris claimed to be descended from the 19th-century planter and slave owner Hamilton Brown. He wrote:

    “My roots go back, within my lifetime, to my paternal grandmother Miss Chrishy (née Christiana Brown, descendant of Hamilton Brown who is on record as plantation and slave owner and founder of Brown’s Town) and to my maternal grandmother Miss Iris (née Iris Finegan, farmer and educator, from Aenon Town and Inverness, ancestry unknown to me). The Harris name comes from my paternal grandfather Joseph Alexander Harris, land-owner and agricultural ‘produce’ exporter (mostly pimento or all-spice), who died in 1939 one year after I was born and is buried in the church yard of the magnificent Anglican Church which Hamilton Brown built in Brown’s Town (and where, as a child, I learned the catechism, was baptized and confirmed, and served as an acolyte).” [Emphasis is added].

    Snopes actually goes into a fair amount of detail on the missing link. One amusing thing about that passage is they fail to consider the possibility that Donald Harris’ paternal grandmother “adjusted” her age by claiming to be younger.

    One has to love the double standards. Have to bring this excerpt out the next time the left goes after someone for the deeds of an ancestor.

    Even if it is the case that the Harris family, by way of Christiana Brown, are descendants of Hamilton Brown, those who seek to attack or undermine Sen. Harris for the wrongdoing of a man who died almost 200 years ago should first gain a better understanding of the often complicated, traumatic histories of black families in the United States — and tread much more carefully.

    I am a bit curious how “histories of black families in the United States” relate to this Jamaica case.

    • Thanks: Gabe Ruth
    • Replies: @Jack D
    @res

    I will have to remember that the next time whites are blamed or asked for reparations " for the wrongdoing of a man who died almost 200 years ago."

    But Snopes sees this coming. Harris is different than white people, you see. The difference is in the trauma - since white people as a group did not have a traumatic history, it's OK to hold them accountable for whatever their ancestors did, but blacks (even those with no American slave ancestry) get a free pass. So don't you even THINK of digging this Snopes page out the next time someone tries to blame the ancestors of a WHITE person. No double standards on Snopes , not at all.

    I love that on Snopes that if there is something that makes a Republican look bad, they can take a strained interpretation of the truth and label it TRUE. But for their pet Kamala the answer is
    "Unproven" even though her own father says that it is true. Even though it is literally true and no one disputes that she is actually descended from slave owner Hamilton Brown by way of her great grandmother Miss Chrishy Brown, it is not EMOTIONALLY true due to the trauma experienced by American blacks, so that negates the literal truth and demotes the statement to "UNPROVEN". In what sense is it unproven? Is her father lying? Is there evidence that the family lore is wrong?

    Imagine if Trump was descended from a 19th century slave owner. Is there ANY conceivable circumstance where Snopes would label this "Unproven"?

  121. @Icy Blast
    @Reg Cæsar

    They weren't "pushed out of that city." They live primarily in two ghettos, named Visitation Valley and Hunter's Point. Go there if you want to be the victim of violent crime.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @JimmieN.

    They weren’t “pushed out of that city.” They live primarily in two ghettos, named Visitation Valley and Hunter’s Point. Go there if you want to be the victim of violent crime.

    They went from 15% in OJ’s childhood to 6% today. The city’s total population fell, then bounced back to about the same level. If blacks weren’t pushed out, they were priced out.

    And how many of today’s 6% are successful African immigrants, rather than native blacks?

  122. @Amerimutt Golems
    @Anon

    Once again Black Women are here to save the day! People of Color are going to get this country back on track. No more bending over to the terrorist state of Russia, no more racist police, no more guns, no more hate speech

     

    LOL.

    Her opponents will probably capitalize on her phony blackness plus locking up 'fellow' blacks (29% of the California inmate population in 2018).

    This might be a better strategy compared to say affirmative privilege and playing the harlot for favors charges plus general crookedness.

    Replies: @Rob McX, @Reg Cæsar

    Her opponents will probably capitalize on her phony blackness plus locking up ‘fellow’ blacks (29% of the California inmate population in 2018).

    She could claim the people she locked up weren’t really black either.

  123. @Jack D
    @Chrisnonymous

    Kamala (despite being pitched as "Black") follows the well known pattern of black people becoming less African looking (lighter skin, straighter hair) as they become more successful and wealthier. I'm not even sure how they do this. I understand that hair can be "relaxed" but do skin lightening creams really work? Is it just a matter of retouching the tint of their publicity photos?

    Apparently successful black people like to be black but not TOO black. You want to look black enough to be recognizably black (Michael Jackson was grotesque) but not really black. You really want to go for that Octoroon look. (Google spell check doesn't like Octoroon - it has been un-worded).

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Justvisiting, @Alec Leamas (hard at work), @Chrisnonymous

    Google spell check doesn’t like Octoroon

    Kindle spell-check doesn’t like Bezos.

  124. @Amerimutt Golems
    @Anon

    Once again Black Women are here to save the day! People of Color are going to get this country back on track. No more bending over to the terrorist state of Russia, no more racist police, no more guns, no more hate speech

     

    LOL.

    Her opponents will probably capitalize on her phony blackness plus locking up 'fellow' blacks (29% of the California inmate population in 2018).

    This might be a better strategy compared to say affirmative privilege and playing the harlot for favors charges plus general crookedness.

    Replies: @Rob McX, @Reg Cæsar

    … plus locking up ‘fellow’ blacks (29% of the California inmate population in 2018).

    Why so low? Competition?

    Who are the other 71%?

  125. I’m curious how the Indian managerial class is going to react to Kamala Harris. Will they be supportive of her because of her Indian heritage? Will they reject her because of her Black heritage?

  126. @Lurker
    I don't want to sound like a Bush supporter but he did qualify to fly supersonic fighter jets. I don't doubt that there were all sorts of thumbs on the scales but, even so, they don't let just anyone do that.

    Replies: @The Alarmist, @res

    What happened to the three comments in an hour limit? There were six of that comment within five minutes. The five repeats all have the same time stamp so maybe a bug beyond the usual (which I have done) “I got errors so just kept resubmitting”?

  127. Anonymous[285] • Disclaimer says:

    Biden’s indeed a dead man walking. Appears to have nobody managing his media image. Without careful management, going forward, he’s fucked. Currently, he’s still a loose cannon chocked full of dumbassery. No leadership with his image, and the image he’s presenting haphazardly is… astounding. Kamala has proven to be just as tone deaf.

    Example: Cue up the Darth Vader music…

  128. Trump: not a lawyer.

    Pence, Biden, Harris, Obama, Romney, Clinton(s), Kaine, Kerry, Gore, Bush-1 .. licensed-lawyers.

    Probably > 25% of the Congress, its wannabes, and its former members, are made of up licensed-lawyers.

    SCOTUS on down .. 100% licensed-lawyers.

    Lawyers, categorically, should only be allowed to serve in a single branch, and obviously not the legislative.

    I’m not trying to troll here, but their value in the judiciary is highly questionable. They’re more concerned with maintaining the consistency of long series’ of absurd rulings (the “integrity” of the twisted case law that they spend years studying) than they are furthering the cause of justice.

    I can hold my nose and concede them eligible to serve in the executive, but would it be too much to ask that they first surrender their licenses to practice and pledge that, after they leave office, they will not seek reinstatement to the bar for at least ten years or until all sitting judges in their (level of) government have left, whichever is longer.

    • Replies: @Hibernian
    @Abolish_public_education

    Neither of the Presidents Bush was a lawyer, although Dubya considered going to law school, and I don't know of anyone in the family who was one; maybe a distant relative.

  129. Would you take your child to a doctor who got into med school because of his/her race?

    Yeah, no. You would avoid like the plague.

    It’s only a matter of time before the commissars force you to accept Black doctors.

    Our new country is gonna be great!

  130. @Harry Baldwin
    @Hypnotoad666

    Agree, there's something admirable about Willie Brown. Unlike most politicians, he doesn't seem to be acting like something he's not, e.g., carrying a bible around like Slick Willie. He's authentically himself and people respond positively to that.

    Also, quite the PUA of his time. I like the way he continues negging Kamala.

    Replies: @Deckin

    Very true. Anyone who can navigate through the Jim Jones’s, the Alioto’s, the Jesse Unruh’s, the Burton Brothers, the Herb Caen’s, and the Getty’s of the world coming out of the Bayview in SF had to have something going for him. Watching him and Caen marauding around the City every single night from the 70s to the 90s (hell right until Caen died–and Caen had been doing it since the 30s!) was something. They owned the place and thoroughly enjoyed it. Life was good if you could find yourself at their table at Le Central starting the cocktails at 1:30 PM–ask Kamala; she did.

  131. In case it hasn’t appeared in the comments yet:

    Here’s a birther controversy in “the news” today about Harris. Neither one of her parents was a Citizen when she was born. There is some debate about Amendment 14 with regard to the clause, “and subject to the jurisdiction thereof.”

    Not that any judge would care today.

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/newsweek-defends-op-ed-accused-of-pushing-kamala-harris-birtherism

    Whatever. Our first female president will be the daughter of aliens from India and Jamaica. Neither one was a Citizen of the United States at the time of Kamala’s birth, and therefore neither was fully “subject to the jurisdiction thereof.”

    By some readings of the 14th Amendment, Kamala Harris is not a Citizen.

    • Replies: @anon
    @Buzz Mohawk

    I am surprised Trump hasn't tweeted (or retweeted, as is his wont on such matters) on this yet. It energized his base earlier and can do it again,if done right. Gentle hint that she is not American (enough) may push at least a fraction of a percent vote in his favor.

    Replies: @epebble

  132. @baythoven
    @Pseudonymous11

    Yeah. All those plains settlers even got to build their own mud huts for the first years, until they were fortunate enough to afford timber. What a deal!

    Replies: @Colin Wright

    ‘Yeah. All those plains settlers even got to build their own mud huts for the first years, until they were fortunate enough to afford timber. What a deal!’

    Etc. Those at the tail end of the settlement had a particularly tough ride: read Bad Land: An American Romance.

    Then out in Nebraska once at a rest stop I ran across a little memorial. One day around 1860 dude and his two sons were out ploughing the land they’d just homesteaded.

    A party of Sioux Indians rode out of the plains and killed all three of them.

    I think I’ll take the full ride in law school, better.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @Colin Wright

    Colin, read "Empire of the Summer Moon" by S.C.Gywnne for an eye opening account of settling on the plains. A page turner.

    Replies: @Colin Wright

  133. Anonymous[285] • Disclaimer says:

    Had Biden somehow convinced Tulsi to run with him, I’d be worried. His people are morons.

    Kamala reliably self-destructs, as does Biden. It’s like putting a time bomb into a time bomb. The suckers going off, one way or another.

    Don’t forget we have Durham’s report coming up by election month, and Trump is suspiciously quiet about Hunter Biden at the moment. He’s a gift that will keep on giving, and Trump knows it. His people must have a project on Hunter in the works. The FBI is definitely in the middle of an ethical/organizational civil war right now. The Obamagate issue has factionalized them like nothing else in its history. One side absolutely despises the other, one side will leak info to Trump, and Trump’s people will unload it at just the right time.

    In the meantime, Kamala will never be able to take initiative. She’ll always be on the defense, because she’s a functional sociopath. She’ll eventually go on to self-destruct because she must. She’s Kamala!

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    @Anonymous


    Had Biden somehow convinced Tulsi to run with him, I’d be worried.
     
    I could get behind a candidate like Tulsi.
  134. @Kronos
    @Redneck farmer

    Well, if your the owner of K-Mart stock then yes.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Well, if your the owner of K-Mart stock then yes.

    If you’re the owner of KMart stock, you have bigger probelms than Willie Brown.

    By the way, when does Biden surpass Reagan’s record presidential age of 77 years, 349 days? Election Day, or the day before or after? 1988 and 2020 are leap years, so that part cancels out.

  135. @Jack D
    @Hypnotoad666

    That's the evil thing about AA - it leads to mismatch across the board. I haven't looked at the numbers to see if average white Hastings LSAT scores would get a black into Harvard but they would probably get her into Berkeley and average white Berkeley scores would get a black into Harvard and so on all up and down the chain so except for maybe 1 or 2% of the blacks at the very top, almost every other black law student is at the "wrong" law school.

    The schools that get the real short end of the stick are the lower ranked law schools - the blacks at those schools are mostly wasting their time - some large % never pass the bar exam at least until they dumb it down for AA purposes.

    Replies: @Hypnotoad666

    so except for maybe 1 or 2% of the blacks at the very top, almost every other black law student is at the “wrong” law school.

    AA is the turbocharged version of the Peter Principle — instead of getting promoted to just their level of incompetence, they get promoted two or three rungs higher.

    Some blacks probably take a realist attitude and “laugh all the way to the bank” as they cash in on their racial windfall. But the ones who bought the premise that they are as fully “qualified” as anyone must suffer real cognitive dissonance when they realize they can’t keep up.

    Most people thrive psychologically when they exceed their own expectations and get to have the occasional experience of being “the smartest guy in the room.” Naive AA blacks must feel pretty demoralizing at some level.

    • Replies: @Peripatetic Commenter
    @Hypnotoad666


    But the ones who bought the premise that they are as fully “qualified” as anyone must suffer real cognitive dissonance when they realize they can’t keep up.
     
    Actually, no. They just blame ebil why pipo and systemic waaaacisssm.
    , @Justvisiting
    @Hypnotoad666


    Naive AA blacks must feel pretty demoralizing at some level.
     
    Imho that is one of the significant causes of the anti-white racism among many "middle class" blacks.

    They _know_ they didn't earn it, and they hate themselves for it. The hatred against whitey is projection....
  136. @JohnPlywood
    @anon

    I am at a loss for words -- until I remember that the people complaining about Kamala Harris's looks are all seething white women who are mad that a woman of color was, yet again, chosen over a white.


    Kamala Harris looks like a happy, unassuming, beautiful woman. That is the opposite of a "bitch face". Bitch face is a stern, scowling, stubborn look. Not the wide open, smiling visage that Kamala has.


    This is bitch face:



    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/08/83/89/08838926d4062065214f1d4a32b8485c.jpg



    https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/53b30b3be4b047499e3e3d63/1565738322606-X4E4YE7QXQM78L1UBX2T/ke17ZwdGBToddI8pDm48kJU83km4KTu1ZERUOThyZ44UqsxRUqqbr1mOJYKfIPR7LoDQ9mXPOjoJoqy81S2I8N_N4V1vUb5AoIIIbLZhVYxCRW4BPu10St3TBAUQYVKcwCLwz4OH9FUewtGlV-kM0Lh_SQf9BuG-OXkD2WZY7obcQizJpSruYvtf16e1r1hP/rbf.jpg


    https://coulterwatch.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/book4.jpg

    Replies: @Redman, @Buzz Mohawk, @Peripatetic Commenter

    You must be demented. Those are all lovely women with purposeful stern looks. Not the same as resting bitch face. There are women on the right that you could have chosen instead, if that was in fact your intent.

    https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn%3AANd9GcTR2oGpJt9vtqLdmSidJKvi5Yvd4Lr88tWwaQ&usqp=CAU

  137. @JohnPlywood
    @anon

    I am at a loss for words -- until I remember that the people complaining about Kamala Harris's looks are all seething white women who are mad that a woman of color was, yet again, chosen over a white.


    Kamala Harris looks like a happy, unassuming, beautiful woman. That is the opposite of a "bitch face". Bitch face is a stern, scowling, stubborn look. Not the wide open, smiling visage that Kamala has.


    This is bitch face:



    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/08/83/89/08838926d4062065214f1d4a32b8485c.jpg



    https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/53b30b3be4b047499e3e3d63/1565738322606-X4E4YE7QXQM78L1UBX2T/ke17ZwdGBToddI8pDm48kJU83km4KTu1ZERUOThyZ44UqsxRUqqbr1mOJYKfIPR7LoDQ9mXPOjoJoqy81S2I8N_N4V1vUb5AoIIIbLZhVYxCRW4BPu10St3TBAUQYVKcwCLwz4OH9FUewtGlV-kM0Lh_SQf9BuG-OXkD2WZY7obcQizJpSruYvtf16e1r1hP/rbf.jpg


    https://coulterwatch.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/book4.jpg

    Replies: @Redman, @Buzz Mohawk, @Peripatetic Commenter

    Garbage. Women have been practicing the pouty face since girlhood, and it is a staple of fashion modeling. Watch Melania Trump any time at all. She is always modeling and putting on that face.

    Ann Coulter is a witty, smart, tall, skinny, blonde, horsey-faced girl from New Canaan. She is highly sexual and irreverent. She doesn’t care what you think about her. What’s not to like? Only that she now risks holding onto her long, teen girl hair and style too far into her age. She needs to come to terms with that.

    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Who's #2 , looking as if she's going to rip that sweater? Looks familiar, but I can't put my finger on it ;-)

  138. @Neo Morpheus
    Kamala’s husband, entertainment lawyer Douglas Emhoff..... will be very inspiring and motivating to the black male vote.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Bucky, @Hypnotoad666

    Kamala’s husband, entertainment lawyer Douglas Emhoff….. will be very inspiring and motivating to the black male vote.

    You joke. But seriously, after Obama, I don’t think black males are going to be energized by Kamala at all. She might even be a net negative among them. Biden would have done far better to pick Kloubuchar or some other moderate mid-western white woman.

    If Biden loses, we may have George Floyd to thank.

    • Replies: @AnotherDad
    @Hypnotoad666

    I don't think black men care about Kamala's white husband one way or another. I don't think they care about Kamala at all.

    But picking a white woman is not a winner--with blacks--at all. Black women despise white women.
    And white women--in charge--not the bedroom, are a big turnoff for black men as well. But the ones who vote, nonetheless showed and voted overwhelmingly for Hillary anyway. (Though Trump did better with black men than Republicans usually do.)

  139. @JimB
    @JimB

    And my follow up question: have Barack and Michelle, now worth $50 million, thought about paying back their scholarships to Harvard Law School so they can be regifted to two other needy students.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    August 13, 2020 at 3:14 pm GMT ⇑

    And my follow up question: have Barack and Michelle, now worth $40 million…

    August 13, 2020 at 3:15 pm GMT ⇑

    And my follow up question: have Barack and Michelle, now worth $50 million…

    How did they make $10m in sixty seconds? Tips from Hillary Clinton and George Soros?

  140. @Buffalo Joe
    @Hypnotoad666

    Hypno, needs more than a Thanks. These guys or gals are too funny. And the best humor mimics the truth. Our first AA national candidate.

    Replies: @Redman

    Are we entirely sure that HRC didn’t get any affirmative action push to get into Yale Law?

    1969 was a very big year for AA. There must have been a push to get women into law schools in general at that point in society. Just speculating here.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @Redman

    Red, my bad. Thinking AA aplied only to POC, not including women. You're point is valid. Thank you.

  141. @JohnPlywood
    @anon

    I am at a loss for words -- until I remember that the people complaining about Kamala Harris's looks are all seething white women who are mad that a woman of color was, yet again, chosen over a white.


    Kamala Harris looks like a happy, unassuming, beautiful woman. That is the opposite of a "bitch face". Bitch face is a stern, scowling, stubborn look. Not the wide open, smiling visage that Kamala has.


    This is bitch face:



    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/08/83/89/08838926d4062065214f1d4a32b8485c.jpg



    https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/53b30b3be4b047499e3e3d63/1565738322606-X4E4YE7QXQM78L1UBX2T/ke17ZwdGBToddI8pDm48kJU83km4KTu1ZERUOThyZ44UqsxRUqqbr1mOJYKfIPR7LoDQ9mXPOjoJoqy81S2I8N_N4V1vUb5AoIIIbLZhVYxCRW4BPu10St3TBAUQYVKcwCLwz4OH9FUewtGlV-kM0Lh_SQf9BuG-OXkD2WZY7obcQizJpSruYvtf16e1r1hP/rbf.jpg


    https://coulterwatch.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/book4.jpg

    Replies: @Redman, @Buzz Mohawk, @Peripatetic Commenter

    Kamala Harris looks like a happy, unassuming, beautiful woman who knows the value of knee pads

    FIFY.

    Also, she’s really not my idea of beauty.

  142. @Jack D
    @Buffalo Joe

    More likely Karen Bass is going to go for her seat if Biden wins.

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy

    On the principle, “once you go black, you [must] never go back”?

  143. @Hypnotoad666
    @Jack D


    so except for maybe 1 or 2% of the blacks at the very top, almost every other black law student is at the “wrong” law school.
     
    AA is the turbocharged version of the Peter Principle -- instead of getting promoted to just their level of incompetence, they get promoted two or three rungs higher.

    Some blacks probably take a realist attitude and "laugh all the way to the bank" as they cash in on their racial windfall. But the ones who bought the premise that they are as fully "qualified" as anyone must suffer real cognitive dissonance when they realize they can't keep up.

    Most people thrive psychologically when they exceed their own expectations and get to have the occasional experience of being "the smartest guy in the room." Naive AA blacks must feel pretty demoralizing at some level.

    Replies: @Peripatetic Commenter, @Justvisiting

    But the ones who bought the premise that they are as fully “qualified” as anyone must suffer real cognitive dissonance when they realize they can’t keep up.

    Actually, no. They just blame ebil why pipo and systemic waaaacisssm.

  144. anon[429] • Disclaimer says:
    @Buzz Mohawk
    In case it hasn't appeared in the comments yet:

    Here's a birther controversy in "the news" today about Harris. Neither one of her parents was a Citizen when she was born. There is some debate about Amendment 14 with regard to the clause, "and subject to the jurisdiction thereof."

    Not that any judge would care today.

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/newsweek-defends-op-ed-accused-of-pushing-kamala-harris-birtherism

    Whatever. Our first female president will be the daughter of aliens from India and Jamaica. Neither one was a Citizen of the United States at the time of Kamala's birth, and therefore neither was fully "subject to the jurisdiction thereof."

    By some readings of the 14th Amendment, Kamala Harris is not a Citizen.

    Replies: @anon

    I am surprised Trump hasn’t tweeted (or retweeted, as is his wont on such matters) on this yet. It energized his base earlier and can do it again,if done right. Gentle hint that she is not American (enough) may push at least a fraction of a percent vote in his favor.

    • Replies: @epebble
    @anon

    He raised that issue in today's press conference.


    Trump was told about claims on "social media" that Harris might be ineligible to serve as president and vice president. He was then asked if he can definitively say that she meets the requirements.

    Trump said, "I heard today that she doesn't meet the requirements." He referred to a lawyer who raised the issue in a Newsweek article, Chapman University professor John Eastman, as "very highly qualified."

    Trump then said he has "no idea" whether it's true Harris doesn't meet the requirements. He then asked the reporter if she was saying Harris doesn't qualify because Harris "wasn't born in this country."
     
    https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/13/politics/trump-news-conference-birtherism-kamala-harris-biden-attacks-fact-check/index.html
  145. @Justvisiting
    @ScarletNumber

    no one cares

    What I have learned in my long life is that no one cares about anything--until they do.

    So let us say Kamala talks about how she was discriminated against for being black....hmmm would this be relevant?

    Let us say her handlers say she is really smart--would this be relevant?

    Let us say she says she earned everything she got in life--would this be relevant?

    Let us say she talks about systemic racism against black people in America--would this be relevant?

    Replies: @Redman

    But sadly, we all know that the MSM will never do a tough interview with her, along the lines of the Katie Couric take down of Sarah Palin. Instead, they will cover for her in every possible way.

    Palin is a good response to the claim the VP never matters. McCain was a listless candidate with no hope against Obama. Palin added energy and interest to the campaign. She fired up the venom among the leftist intelligentsia. Even long after the election, MSNBC and CNN spent thousands of hours talking about how “dangerous” she was and how she was a leader for the right.

    I don’t see Kamala having the same impact, simply because the MSM won’t let it happen. There may be bits of Kamala stories coming from outlets like Fox and Breitbart, but the rest of MSM will put a force field of protection around her.

  146. @J
    @Hypnotoad666

    Society need this kind of politicians. They facilitate things to happen. Create consensus. He made little damage.

    Replies: @epebble

    This was the secret behind the success of politicians like Clinton and Nixon. But it might have been also the reason for their downfall. DJT is a strange exception; unprincipled/non-idealogue but not much to show for that flexibility.

  147. Kamala has nothing to fear from Bill Clinton because BLM.

    That’s right: Bill Loves Minors!

  148. @Jack D
    @Chrisnonymous

    Kamala (despite being pitched as "Black") follows the well known pattern of black people becoming less African looking (lighter skin, straighter hair) as they become more successful and wealthier. I'm not even sure how they do this. I understand that hair can be "relaxed" but do skin lightening creams really work? Is it just a matter of retouching the tint of their publicity photos?

    Apparently successful black people like to be black but not TOO black. You want to look black enough to be recognizably black (Michael Jackson was grotesque) but not really black. You really want to go for that Octoroon look. (Google spell check doesn't like Octoroon - it has been un-worded).

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Justvisiting, @Alec Leamas (hard at work), @Chrisnonymous

    Octoroon – it has been un-worded)

    Octaroon seems to be just fine…lol.

  149. @res
    @El Dato

    You left out the best part of that "debunking." Right before the paragraphs you included the line of descent is laid out...by her father. I wonder what they could not verify.


    On Jan. 13, Jamaica Global, a website for the global Jamaican diaspora, published an article that Prof. Harris had written in September 2018 about his family’s roots in Jamaica. He was born on the island, before immigrating to the United States in the 1960s, to pursue a career as an economist and university lecturer.
    ...
    In his Jamaica Global article, Harris claimed to be descended from the 19th-century planter and slave owner Hamilton Brown. He wrote:

    “My roots go back, within my lifetime, to my paternal grandmother Miss Chrishy (née Christiana Brown, descendant of Hamilton Brown who is on record as plantation and slave owner and founder of Brown’s Town) and to my maternal grandmother Miss Iris (née Iris Finegan, farmer and educator, from Aenon Town and Inverness, ancestry unknown to me). The Harris name comes from my paternal grandfather Joseph Alexander Harris, land-owner and agricultural ‘produce’ exporter (mostly pimento or all-spice), who died in 1939 one year after I was born and is buried in the church yard of the magnificent Anglican Church which Hamilton Brown built in Brown’s Town (and where, as a child, I learned the catechism, was baptized and confirmed, and served as an acolyte).” [Emphasis is added].
     
    Snopes actually goes into a fair amount of detail on the missing link. One amusing thing about that passage is they fail to consider the possibility that Donald Harris’ paternal grandmother "adjusted" her age by claiming to be younger.

    One has to love the double standards. Have to bring this excerpt out the next time the left goes after someone for the deeds of an ancestor.

    Even if it is the case that the Harris family, by way of Christiana Brown, are descendants of Hamilton Brown, those who seek to attack or undermine Sen. Harris for the wrongdoing of a man who died almost 200 years ago should first gain a better understanding of the often complicated, traumatic histories of black families in the United States — and tread much more carefully.
     
    I am a bit curious how "histories of black families in the United States" relate to this Jamaica case.

    Replies: @Jack D

    I will have to remember that the next time whites are blamed or asked for reparations ” for the wrongdoing of a man who died almost 200 years ago.”

    But Snopes sees this coming. Harris is different than white people, you see. The difference is in the trauma – since white people as a group did not have a traumatic history, it’s OK to hold them accountable for whatever their ancestors did, but blacks (even those with no American slave ancestry) get a free pass. So don’t you even THINK of digging this Snopes page out the next time someone tries to blame the ancestors of a WHITE person. No double standards on Snopes , not at all.

    I love that on Snopes that if there is something that makes a Republican look bad, they can take a strained interpretation of the truth and label it TRUE. But for their pet Kamala the answer is
    “Unproven” even though her own father says that it is true. Even though it is literally true and no one disputes that she is actually descended from slave owner Hamilton Brown by way of her great grandmother Miss Chrishy Brown, it is not EMOTIONALLY true due to the trauma experienced by American blacks, so that negates the literal truth and demotes the statement to “UNPROVEN”. In what sense is it unproven? Is her father lying? Is there evidence that the family lore is wrong?

    Imagine if Trump was descended from a 19th century slave owner. Is there ANY conceivable circumstance where Snopes would label this “Unproven”?

  150. @Hypnotoad666
    @Jack D


    so except for maybe 1 or 2% of the blacks at the very top, almost every other black law student is at the “wrong” law school.
     
    AA is the turbocharged version of the Peter Principle -- instead of getting promoted to just their level of incompetence, they get promoted two or three rungs higher.

    Some blacks probably take a realist attitude and "laugh all the way to the bank" as they cash in on their racial windfall. But the ones who bought the premise that they are as fully "qualified" as anyone must suffer real cognitive dissonance when they realize they can't keep up.

    Most people thrive psychologically when they exceed their own expectations and get to have the occasional experience of being "the smartest guy in the room." Naive AA blacks must feel pretty demoralizing at some level.

    Replies: @Peripatetic Commenter, @Justvisiting

    Naive AA blacks must feel pretty demoralizing at some level.

    Imho that is one of the significant causes of the anti-white racism among many “middle class” blacks.

    They _know_ they didn’t earn it, and they hate themselves for it. The hatred against whitey is projection….

  151. @Alec Leamas (hard at work)
    @Steve Sailer


    Right, she passed on her second try. California’s bar exam is tough, I think it’s second to Delaware’s in failure percentage.
     
    Delaware's Bar Examination is legitimately difficult because it expands the scope of topics to include, for example, questions of all manner of corporate governance law as decided by its Chancery Court. The idea is to protect its bar by dissuading lawyers in the Philadelphia area and the D.C. area from encroaching on its sources of business. (There are other ways to protect the bar's local financial interests, such as New Jersey's old "bona fide office rule" requiring a real brick-and-mortar office meeting a certain test as a requisite to practice law in New Jersey).

    As pointed out by others, California's Bar Examination isn't known to be especially difficult but its pass rate is relatively low as a consequence of the proliferation of non-ABA accredited Law Schools in California. IIRC, they proliferate there because the California Supreme Court didn't require graduation from an accredited law school as a prerequisite to take the State's Bar Examination as is the case with nearly all other States. I do recall reading that the non-accredited law schools target a market skewing to minority students, which means students who couldn't gain admission to a real law school even with a healthy affirmative action assist. Naturally, even if the instruction is good at the non-accredited law schools you're going to wind up with sub par performance on the Bar Examination if you're pulling from a pool of poor to middling students to begin with.

    It should be remembered that the Bar Examination is a "test of minimum competence to practice law" so it's sort of a big deal if you can't pass it after three years of study and an intensive summer preparation course.

    Replies: @Dick

    When I lived in CA, I knew several (white) attorneys who had attended non-ABA schools. They were very sharp and successful enough to enjoy a comfortable, middle-class lifestyle without student loan debt.

    I would imagine that many non-ABA schools (i.e. those that aren’t outright diploma mills or student loan scams) have a high pass rate because training for the bar exam is literally the only thing they can offer to prospective students. The diploma itself is worthless for anything else.

  152. @inertial
    https://twitter.com/JohnLaw30761754/status/1293385285196226560

    Replies: @El Dato, @AnotherDad

    Dinesh tediously being Dinesh, but kudos to John Law having fun with it.

    Simple truth: Everyone on this planet is the descendant of slaves and slave owners. It’s just a question of where and when.

    Everyone is also the descendant of thieves and rapists and murders … just a question of where and when. And, of course, some much more so than others.

    • Agree: Ben tillman
    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @AnotherDad


    Everyone is also the descendant of thieves and rapists and murders …
     
    ...and adultery and incest and abduction and other depravities. That's what I tell the children of sperm "donors", and of rapists, for that matter. They just happen to have the bad luck of being in the first generation.

    OT, my nomination for Quote of the Year:

    "The millions of students who have been radicalized on campus have graduated and entered the workforce have not been mugged by reality, as dozens of commentators had predicted they would be. They have set out on a mission to mug reality itself." --Madison Breshears

    Wake Up: Our Cultural Crisis is A Graduate of the American University

    Replies: @Dieter Kief

  153. The anticipated lack of enthusiasm of the black vote for Biden and the Democratic ticket, and the unusual enthusiasm or at least open mindedness of same for President Trump, is part of the reason the George Floyd hysteria was instigated, planned and funded in the first place.

    Additionally, mail in voting is intended as a means for DNC and DNC adjacent operatives to “assist” those who may rather stay home, smoke weed and play video games than go out and vote, as well as those who are older and haven’t even paid attention to politics in years.

  154. @Jack D
    @Chrisnonymous

    Kamala (despite being pitched as "Black") follows the well known pattern of black people becoming less African looking (lighter skin, straighter hair) as they become more successful and wealthier. I'm not even sure how they do this. I understand that hair can be "relaxed" but do skin lightening creams really work? Is it just a matter of retouching the tint of their publicity photos?

    Apparently successful black people like to be black but not TOO black. You want to look black enough to be recognizably black (Michael Jackson was grotesque) but not really black. You really want to go for that Octoroon look. (Google spell check doesn't like Octoroon - it has been un-worded).

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Justvisiting, @Alec Leamas (hard at work), @Chrisnonymous

    Kamala (despite being pitched as “Black”) follows the well known pattern of black people becoming less African looking (lighter skin, straighter hair) as they become more successful and wealthier. I’m not even sure how they do this. I understand that hair can be “relaxed” but do skin lightening creams really work? Is it just a matter of retouching the tint of their publicity photos?

    Apparently successful black people like to be black but not TOO black. You want to look black enough to be recognizably black (Michael Jackson was grotesque) but not really black. You really want to go for that Octoroon look. (Google spell check doesn’t like Octoroon – it has been un-worded).

    I think (know) there is a whole world of skin tone and status among blacks, Hispanics, Subcontinentals, and others to which we’re not privy. A good deal of intra-ethnic conflict probably revolves around this (too black/not black enough/trying to pass for white) and then gets sublimated for expression against “society” and “white supremacy.” My surmise is that there are both natural (avoiding sun exposure) and unnatural (chemical) means to maximize one’s appearance to produce a light Creole look. CNN’s Suzanne Malveaux when younger was especially pretty with her light eyes (she is from a literal Louisiana Creole family). I think the idea is that whites will more readily accept lighter skinned, finer-featured blacks, which is “internalized white supremacy,” but nevertheless still useful in the pursuit of fame and riches. The best way to resolve the dissonance is to hate the guts of prole whites.

    Speaking of blacks who can pass, have you seen Philadelphia’s local Fox affiliate’s new-ish female anchor Shaina Humphries? Evidently her father was black, but I had no idea until she embarked on her “natural hair journey.” Very pretty girl.

  155. @sb
    One thing I don't really understand about America - as a non American -is why affirmative action applies to people other than the descendants of American slavery and native Americans .
    I mean ,everyone else is a volunteer-or their descendant - and came to the country knowing how it worked for good or bad

    I am even more perplexed as to why the descendants of slavery don't make a fuss about this .
    From my observation many if not most high performing blacks in the US have Caribbean or contemporary African origin . How does it aid anyone letting the rich child of some immigrant Nigerian surgeon get an easy place at Harvard or the Foreign Service ?
    Meanwhile for the descendant of sharecroppers and slaves nothing changes

    I guess Kamala Harris is the first on a Major Party ticket to not have any European forbears .
    Goodbye Western Civilization

    Replies: @Jack D, @Hibernian

    A few Mexican – Americans ans all Puerto Ricans are descended from Hispanics who “were crossed by the border.”

    • Replies: @Alec Leamas (hard at work)
    @Hibernian

    Indeed, the American West and Southwest was sparsely populated until the arrival of European settlers, whose plucky farming and ranching efforts attracted Indios for work.

    Additionally, the Southwest was "Mexico" for fewer than twenty years. Before that it was "Spain."

  156. @couch scientist
    @Flip

    That's true. Bill did rise up to Yale Law on his own and against the odds. No dummy without an AA card is going to that.

    Replies: @Hibernian

    He was the stepson of a politically well connected car dealer in Hot Springs.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Hibernian

    That surely held a lot of sway with the admissions office at Yale Law School, especially since it was a BUICK dealership. That must have really wowed them in New Haven. Actually by the time Bill applied to law school, his stepfather was dead.

    Replies: @Hibernian

  157. @AnotherDad
    @inertial

    Dinesh tediously being Dinesh, but kudos to John Law having fun with it.


    Simple truth: Everyone on this planet is the descendant of slaves and slave owners. It's just a question of where and when.

    Everyone is also the descendant of thieves and rapists and murders ... just a question of where and when. And, of course, some much more so than others.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Everyone is also the descendant of thieves and rapists and murders …

    …and adultery and incest and abduction and other depravities. That’s what I tell the children of sperm “donors”, and of rapists, for that matter. They just happen to have the bad luck of being in the first generation.

    OT, my nomination for Quote of the Year:

    “The millions of students who have been radicalized on campus have graduated and entered the workforce have not been mugged by reality, as dozens of commentators had predicted they would be. They have set out on a mission to mug reality itself.” –Madison Breshears

    Wake Up: Our Cultural Crisis is A Graduate of the American University

    • Replies: @Dieter Kief
    @Reg Cæsar

    It's a nice quote, but it is so close to what Steve Sailer (iSteve: Perhaps on the Wrong Side of History, but on the right side of reality.) for example says for years and years, that it lacks a bit of a surprise element; at least around here.

  158. @Hypnotoad666
    @Neo Morpheus


    Kamala’s husband, entertainment lawyer Douglas Emhoff….. will be very inspiring and motivating to the black male vote.
     
    You joke. But seriously, after Obama, I don't think black males are going to be energized by Kamala at all. She might even be a net negative among them. Biden would have done far better to pick Kloubuchar or some other moderate mid-western white woman.

    If Biden loses, we may have George Floyd to thank.

    Replies: @AnotherDad

    I don’t think black men care about Kamala’s white husband one way or another. I don’t think they care about Kamala at all.

    But picking a white woman is not a winner–with blacks–at all. Black women despise white women.
    And white women–in charge–not the bedroom, are a big turnoff for black men as well. But the ones who vote, nonetheless showed and voted overwhelmingly for Hillary anyway. (Though Trump did better with black men than Republicans usually do.)

  159. @Reg Cæsar
    @AnotherDad


    Everyone is also the descendant of thieves and rapists and murders …
     
    ...and adultery and incest and abduction and other depravities. That's what I tell the children of sperm "donors", and of rapists, for that matter. They just happen to have the bad luck of being in the first generation.

    OT, my nomination for Quote of the Year:

    "The millions of students who have been radicalized on campus have graduated and entered the workforce have not been mugged by reality, as dozens of commentators had predicted they would be. They have set out on a mission to mug reality itself." --Madison Breshears

    Wake Up: Our Cultural Crisis is A Graduate of the American University

    Replies: @Dieter Kief

    It’s a nice quote, but it is so close to what Steve Sailer (iSteve: Perhaps on the Wrong Side of History, but on the right side of reality.) for example says for years and years, that it lacks a bit of a surprise element; at least around here.

  160. I can hardly imagine that Kamala Harris might not have aced the bar exam on her first try, since she is a fount of accurate historico-legal information, stating last year that ”India is the oldest democracy in the world — so that is part of my background, and without question has had a great deal of influence on what I do today and who I am.”

    • LOL: Justvisiting
  161. @Lurker
    @Tor597

    I don't to sound like a Bush supporter but he did qualify to fly supersonic fighter jets. I don't doubt that there were all sorts of thumbs on the scales but, even so, they don't let just anyone do that.

    Replies: @Kronos

    I should’ve bought a whole bunch of those George W. Bush action figures while I had the chance. Those things were in “Toys R Us” a few months after “Mission Accomplished” back in 2003.

    • Replies: @Peripatetic Commenter
    @Kronos

    Was there space in the fighter between his knees for Kamala?

    Replies: @Kronos

  162. @B36
    @Anonymous

    If Biden wins but goes down sometime after the election and before the inauguration presumably Kamala becomes the president-elect. But is that actually written into law? I don't think it's in the 25th Amendment. Could there be a court challenge?

    Replies: @Bill Jones, @AnotherDad

    I wondered about that.
    I know of nothing that says a Vice President elect becomes a President elect.

    Perhaps it goes to the known next in line: Pelosi.

  163. @Hibernian
    @sb

    A few Mexican - Americans ans all Puerto Ricans are descended from Hispanics who "were crossed by the border."

    Replies: @Alec Leamas (hard at work)

    Indeed, the American West and Southwest was sparsely populated until the arrival of European settlers, whose plucky farming and ranching efforts attracted Indios for work.

    Additionally, the Southwest was “Mexico” for fewer than twenty years. Before that it was “Spain.”

  164. @Sean
    @Prof. Woland

    Success for Harris meant using her head to break through the glass ceiling, then climbing the greasy pole, but she ought not be be accused of faking it when she was making it. She grew up with an absent father. Such women tend to be attracted to older men, and have a lot of partners. It is partly to do with daddy issues, and even more related to his androgen receptor.

    Replies: @Alfa158, @Peripatetic Commenter

    Dude, give us all a break please. You couldn’t have written that without using “climbing the greasy pole“?
    Youch!

    • Replies: @Sean
    @Alfa158

    He will always be Mr Bodangles to her.

  165. @Anonymous
    I think in the excitement of Biden finally making his announcement people are forgetting how terrible a public speaker this woman is. She would benefit tremendously from voice and diction coaching. Not so much to produce a great speaker, but to mitigate how awful she is.

    When she gets a little excited, her voice pitches up, and thru her nose, with a slight emotionally unstable vibrato, which will remind every man on the planet of his ex-wife.

    She's like a mean and violated Jan Brady:

    https://twitter.com/abigailmarone/status/1293540549056765953?s=20

    Replies: @Ben tillman

    Lol at the Jan Brady comparison. The video clip proves you right.

  166. @Hibernian
    @couch scientist

    He was the stepson of a politically well connected car dealer in Hot Springs.

    Replies: @Jack D

    That surely held a lot of sway with the admissions office at Yale Law School, especially since it was a BUICK dealership. That must have really wowed them in New Haven. Actually by the time Bill applied to law school, his stepfather was dead.

    • Replies: @Hibernian
    @Jack D

    Do WASPS have something against Buick? Or is it just not classy enough? It was called the doctor's car, back in the day, as much or more for its reliability as for its (somewhat) classy image. I think they've given up on the "People with blue hair still drive it" ad campaign.

  167. @Kronos
    @Lurker

    I should’ve bought a whole bunch of those George W. Bush action figures while I had the chance. Those things were in “Toys R Us” a few months after “Mission Accomplished” back in 2003.

    https://savacoolandsons.blob.core.windows.net/photos/14231/14231-zws9.jpg

    http://www.aero-news.net/images/content/military/2003/georgebushdoll-0803a.jpg

    Replies: @Peripatetic Commenter

    Was there space in the fighter between his knees for Kamala?

    • Replies: @Kronos
    @Peripatetic Commenter

    Unlikely, but maybe enough space for Barney. Though, having a small dog experience the g-force reserved for fighter pilots is cruel and unusual.

    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/a3/72/c3/a372c3ecc159582f263fd24b6c1cdbc1.jpg

  168. @Alfa158
    @Sean

    Dude, give us all a break please. You couldn’t have written that without using “climbing the greasy pole“?
    Youch!

    Replies: @Sean

    He will always be Mr Bodangles to her.

  169. @Sean
    @Prof. Woland

    Success for Harris meant using her head to break through the glass ceiling, then climbing the greasy pole, but she ought not be be accused of faking it when she was making it. She grew up with an absent father. Such women tend to be attracted to older men, and have a lot of partners. It is partly to do with daddy issues, and even more related to his androgen receptor.

    Replies: @Alfa158, @Peripatetic Commenter

    She grew up with an absent father. Such women tend to be attracted to older men, and have a lot of partners. It is partly to do with daddy issues, and even more related to his androgen receptor.

    There seems to be two different lines of thought here.

    1. Absent fathers facultativly cause females to ramp up their attraction to any males regardless of their likelihood of hanging around to support them, or
    2. They have genes that predispose them to be attracted to males that are not going to hang around.

    Even the guy who came up with the notion that father absence caused females to ramp up their sexual activity could not provide a way to distinguish between those two alternatives.

    Since her father had sub-Saharan African genes I tend towards the second explanation.

  170. @Anonymous
    I would imagine all the undergrads at Howard and other HBCUs applying to grad and professional schools automatically get directed towards applying to these programs by their counselors.

    Replies: @AnotherDad

    Yep. I don’t think this tells us much. I’d think the program throws itself at any qualified minority–otherwise the stats, the results tend to look even more mediocre.

    We need her grades, SAT and LSAT to get a real handle on this question.

    ~~

    In my book, you run for public office, the people should know what they are getting.

    I’d have an amendment that to run for public office or be appointed to judicial office–at minimum federal office (Congress, Pres, VP, federal judges)–your legal record, criminal and civil, your military records, your taxes, your medical records and your academic record SATs, LSATs, college grades–are all released. Let us judge what a wonderful gift to the Republic you’ll be.

    Don’t like it … spare us your “public service”.

    • Agree: Hibernian
  171. OF COURSE Kamala Harris Got Into Law School Through an Affirmative Action Program.

    She does whatever it takes for her to get ahead, screw everyone else. Heck, she’ll take the screw herself, if it helps get the job…

    Her sexual services for Willie Brown in exchange for a political appointment shows that she does what she needs to do to get the job. Brown’s wife got doubly screwed I suppose…

    Her dropping of all the sex abuse cases against the San Francisco Catholic church in exchange for their (and certain of their benefactors’) financial backing (and otherwise) shows that she does what she needs to do to get the job. All the poor kids who were molested by the priests were swept under the rug by her sealing the records. Tragic.

    She has forgotten her declaration that she believed the ladies who accused Biden of rape. The fact that she has embraced a man she believes is a rapist as her boss shows she does what she needs to do to get the job. I guess she really didn’t care about the rape victims, since she so publicly screwed old politicians herself.

    She is a very peculiar role model for young women in the US.

    I’m sure she’ll do what it takes (which won’t be much) to finish off old Joe.

    It won’t just be him that is screwed though (he’ll be dead).

    The rest of the US will be her victim too.

  172. @Peripatetic Commenter
    @Kronos

    Was there space in the fighter between his knees for Kamala?

    Replies: @Kronos

    Unlikely, but maybe enough space for Barney. Though, having a small dog experience the g-force reserved for fighter pilots is cruel and unusual.

  173. @B36
    @Anonymous

    If Biden wins but goes down sometime after the election and before the inauguration presumably Kamala becomes the president-elect. But is that actually written into law? I don't think it's in the 25th Amendment. Could there be a court challenge?

    Replies: @Bill Jones, @AnotherDad

    If Biden wins but goes down sometime after the election and before the inauguration presumably Kamala becomes the president-elect. But is that actually written into law? I don’t think it’s in the 25th Amendment. Could there be a court challenge?

    It’s a cluster–a three stage cluster.

    My understanding:

    Dies before Electoral College votes in December — a bunch of states bind their electors to vote for the person they are pledged to, i.e. who actually won the state; those people can’t legally switch to Harris under state law. Other ones might switch. And plenty that can not legally switch might do so anyway. A mess.

    Dies after EC votes, but before Congress counts the votes in early January — when Congress counts, electoral votes for dead people are invalid; If no one receives a majority of the electoral votes, then the House votes amongst the top three candidates. But the vote is per state delegation. (The Republicans have a majority of state delegations now. If they still do, Trump would win.)

    Dies after Congress certifies him as having been elected President — then the VP elect becomes President on inauguration day. (20th amendment.)

  174. @Anonymous
    Had Biden somehow convinced Tulsi to run with him, I’d be worried. His people are morons.

    Kamala reliably self-destructs, as does Biden. It’s like putting a time bomb into a time bomb. The suckers going off, one way or another.

    Don’t forget we have Durham's report coming up by election month, and Trump is suspiciously quiet about Hunter Biden at the moment. He’s a gift that will keep on giving, and Trump knows it. His people must have a project on Hunter in the works. The FBI is definitely in the middle of an ethical/organizational civil war right now. The Obamagate issue has factionalized them like nothing else in its history. One side absolutely despises the other, one side will leak info to Trump, and Trump's people will unload it at just the right time.

    In the meantime, Kamala will never be able to take initiative. She’ll always be on the defense, because she’s a functional sociopath. She’ll eventually go on to self-destruct because she must. She's Kamala!

    https://twitter.com/ChrisLoesch/status/1293283058565734402?s=20

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob

    Had Biden somehow convinced Tulsi to run with him, I’d be worried.

    I could get behind a candidate like Tulsi.

  175. @Prof. Woland
    By fucking her way up the ladder of success, Harris is the mirror opposite of the meeeeee-too movement. She seems to have zero compunction about it choosing to be seeming oblivious yet bellyaches about men who use women. I would have far more respect for her is she just admitted it, but that would freak out all the sexual degenerates that make up the shock troops in her party. I think it is about time the cancel culture comes for the feminists. It might make a lot of people uncomfortable but we would be much better for it afterwards.

    ps - I read one blog that said we should treat her like Sarah Palin. Huzzah!

    Replies: @Sean, @Olorin, @Olorin

    She seems to have zero compunction about it choosing to be seeming oblivious yet bellyaches about men who use women.

    Back in the day, Willie’s wife was understandably none too happy that he was parading twentysomething Miss Harris around town on his arm. There was drama around that in some quarters…but Miss Harris seemed to be perfectly happy to play home wrecker.

    My recollection is that she showed up as his date at his 60th birthday party…which his wife was also attending. And showed no compunction (or taste) in doing so. Probably 1995 or thereabouts. Vile era in SF/City Hall.

    But IMO all of that pales by comparison to the fact that her finance chair in…was it 2003?…when she was being positioned in her rise as SF DA was Mark Buell.

    Just as the fabric of the Democracy Alliance was being woven.

    Mark Buell and his wife Susie Tompkins Buell are often mentioned as Democratic Party mega-donors and are founding members of the powerful liberal donor collective the Democracy Alliance (DA),[10] which was founded in 2004 as an exclusive collective of left of center millionaire and billionaire donors that acts as a funding umbrella for the progressive movement.

    While his wife, Susie Tompkins Buell, is more often profiled and recognized as a liberal donor and close friend of the Clinton political family, Mark Buell is also well-connected to the Clintons and frequently gives money to Democratic candidates both alongside and separately from his wife. The Buell also give from the Susie Tompkins Buell Foundation. [11]

    In 2018, Buell supported San Francisco mayoral candidate and former State Senator Mark Leno (D) while his wife supported city supervisor and incumbent Acting Mayor London Breed (D), both candidates for the technically nonpartisan office were left of center and Breed ultimately won the election with Leno being the next closest of several opponents. [12]

    Mark Buell has given to the Presidential campaigns of U.S. Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; the U.S. Senate campaigns of U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (D), Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and Sen. Mazie Hirono; and the Congressional campaigns of U.S. Representatives Adam Schiff (D-CA), Cindy Axne (D-IA), and Donna Shalala (D-FL). [13]

    https://www.influencewatch.org/person/mark-buell/

    IIRC Susie Tompkins also created the Foundation for Deep Ecology. No wait…that was Doug Tompkins’ second wife? Hard to keep them straight without a scorecard.

    http://www.deepecology.org/mission.htm
    http://www.deepecology.org/people.htm

    Tompkins is the guy who bought up millions of acres of Chile and handed them over to the socialist president, Michele Bachelet.

  176. @Prof. Woland
    By fucking her way up the ladder of success, Harris is the mirror opposite of the meeeeee-too movement. She seems to have zero compunction about it choosing to be seeming oblivious yet bellyaches about men who use women. I would have far more respect for her is she just admitted it, but that would freak out all the sexual degenerates that make up the shock troops in her party. I think it is about time the cancel culture comes for the feminists. It might make a lot of people uncomfortable but we would be much better for it afterwards.

    ps - I read one blog that said we should treat her like Sarah Palin. Huzzah!

    Replies: @Sean, @Olorin, @Olorin

    Another cluster of neurons fired to add to my comment about the money behind Harris’s career and placement.

    Here is a 2012 fluff piece on Mark Buell from a Marin lifestyle mag:

    http://archive.is/3TXWq

    Just a nice working class guy who cares about parks n stuff, right?

    Then this, from the admittedly closely tonsured Wikipedia piece on his wife:

    [Susie] Tompkins Buell is often described as Hillary Clinton’s soul mate.[7] She led Clinton’s fundraising efforts for 2008 in the San Francisco Bay area.[8] In 2006, The Washington Post published a story about the Democracy Alliance, calling it an “exclusive donor club” for progressive donors and identifying Tompkins Buell and her husband Mark Buell as members.[9] Tompkins Buell held a fundraiser for David Brock’s Media Matters at her San Francisco home. A foundation that bears her name gave money to Media Matters through the Tides Foundation.[10]

    Buell along with George Soros and other Democracy Alliance members John R. Hunting; Paul Rudd (co-founder of Adaptive Analytics); Pat Stryker; Nicholas Hanauer; ex-Clinton administration official Rob Stein; Drummond Pike; real estate developer Robert Bowditch; Pioneer Hybrid International-heir and congressional candidate Scott Wallace; Gail Furman; real estate developer Albert Dwoskin; and Taco Bell-heir Rob McKay, funded the Secretary of State Project, an American non-profit, 527 political action committee focused on electing reform-minded progressive Secretaries of State in battleground states, who typically oversee the election process.[11] The Alliance was critical in getting California Secretary of State Debra Bowen and Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie re-elected.

    In February 2012, Tompkins Buell stopped supporting President Barack Obama, citing disappointment with his leadership on environmental issues including climate change.[12]

    In 2016, Tompkins Buell donated $500,000 to lawyer Lisa Bloom’s firm in order to assist women who came forward with sexual harassment and assault allegations against Donald Trump leading up to the 2016 presidential election.[1][13][14]

    With help as per above…Buell funded

    The Secretary of State Project:
    https://keywiki.org/Secretary_of_State_Project

    Here’s how that played out in Minneapolis, the city that Black Lives Matter is destroying:
    https://keywiki.org/Mark_Ritchie#2006_Campaign

    Reminder that the Tides Foundation now runs the Black Lives Matter-branded corporate money laundry:

    https://capitalresearch.org/article/tides-center-takes-control-of-black-lives-matter-global-network/

    https://capitalresearch.org/article/blm-roots/ (2016)

    This is The Octopus of the left.

    Did I mention that Kamala’s DA campaign manager, Jim Stearns, was also the consultant for Bill Ayers’ and Bernadette Dorhn’s adopted offspring Chesa Boudin–son of other Weather Underground terrorists–in HIS run for SF DA?

    https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2019/11/is-chesa-boudin-radical-enough/

    (Boudin’s mom, Kathy, killed 3 people in 1981 in a Weather Underground heist of a Brink’s truck)

    • Thanks: wren
  177. @Colin Wright
    @baythoven

    'Yeah. All those plains settlers even got to build their own mud huts for the first years, until they were fortunate enough to afford timber. What a deal!'

    Etc. Those at the tail end of the settlement had a particularly tough ride: read Bad Land: An American Romance.

    Then out in Nebraska once at a rest stop I ran across a little memorial. One day around 1860 dude and his two sons were out ploughing the land they'd just homesteaded.

    A party of Sioux Indians rode out of the plains and killed all three of them.

    I think I'll take the full ride in law school, better.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    Colin, read “Empire of the Summer Moon” by S.C.Gywnne for an eye opening account of settling on the plains. A page turner.

    • Agree: Jim Don Bob
    • Replies: @Colin Wright
    @Buffalo Joe

    'Colin, read “Empire of the Summer Moon” by S.C.Gywnne for an eye opening account of settling on the plains. A page turner.'

    Thanks. I have read it. Anybody who thinks that being able to settle on the plains is an example of white privilege is simply confessing their ignorance.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

  178. @Abolish_public_education
    Trump: not a lawyer.

    Pence, Biden, Harris, Obama, Romney, Clinton(s), Kaine, Kerry, Gore, Bush-1 .. licensed-lawyers.

    Probably > 25% of the Congress, its wannabes, and its former members, are made of up licensed-lawyers.

    SCOTUS on down .. 100% licensed-lawyers.

    Lawyers, categorically, should only be allowed to serve in a single branch, and obviously not the legislative.

    I’m not trying to troll here, but their value in the judiciary is highly questionable. They’re more concerned with maintaining the consistency of long series’ of absurd rulings (the “integrity” of the twisted case law that they spend years studying) than they are furthering the cause of justice.

    I can hold my nose and concede them eligible to serve in the executive, but would it be too much to ask that they first surrender their licenses to practice and pledge that, after they leave office, they will not seek reinstatement to the bar for at least ten years or until all sitting judges in their (level of) government have left, whichever is longer.

    Replies: @Hibernian

    Neither of the Presidents Bush was a lawyer, although Dubya considered going to law school, and I don’t know of anyone in the family who was one; maybe a distant relative.

  179. @Redman
    @Buffalo Joe

    Are we entirely sure that HRC didn't get any affirmative action push to get into Yale Law?

    1969 was a very big year for AA. There must have been a push to get women into law schools in general at that point in society. Just speculating here.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    Red, my bad. Thinking AA aplied only to POC, not including women. You’re point is valid. Thank you.

  180. @Jack D
    @Hibernian

    That surely held a lot of sway with the admissions office at Yale Law School, especially since it was a BUICK dealership. That must have really wowed them in New Haven. Actually by the time Bill applied to law school, his stepfather was dead.

    Replies: @Hibernian

    Do WASPS have something against Buick? Or is it just not classy enough? It was called the doctor’s car, back in the day, as much or more for its reliability as for its (somewhat) classy image. I think they’ve given up on the “People with blue hair still drive it” ad campaign.

  181. @Buffalo Joe
    @Colin Wright

    Colin, read "Empire of the Summer Moon" by S.C.Gywnne for an eye opening account of settling on the plains. A page turner.

    Replies: @Colin Wright

    ‘Colin, read “Empire of the Summer Moon” by S.C.Gywnne for an eye opening account of settling on the plains. A page turner.’

    Thanks. I have read it. Anybody who thinks that being able to settle on the plains is an example of white privilege is simply confessing their ignorance.

    • Agree: artichoke
    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @Colin Wright

    Colin, year ago we visited Salt lake City and there is a sculpture of a pioneer family pushing their meager possessions in a hand cart, not a covered wagon. I was told that's how most of the Mormons travelled. Long walk from St.Joseph or wherever.

  182. As an educational tool for all of the racists here at the iSteve commentator circus, I must insist that we pronounce Ms. Harris’s first name correctly. This will now be required by the MSM and the Woke Twitter mafia.

    Transgressions will be recorded. Get more than three and you’ll be cancelled. Of course this will be video/audio only.

    So to prevent any future unnecessary cancellations by the few non racists posting here, I must insist that when we write Ms. Harris’s first name it be spelled Commala, Like it sounds, as of yesterday anyway. Crazy Joe has forgotten already, but nobody cares.

    So Commala Harris will be our first female VP. Triracial. Maybe a Hindu. Has anyone seen her eat a real hamburger? Did that plastic surgery remove her permanent bindi? Maybe a Jamaican rasta?

    As I understand it, the name “Commala” in Sanskrit means “coulda been Liz Warren instead.”

    • Replies: @artichoke
    @Muggles

    She's gonna run for VP again?

  183. @Kronos
    Yeah, Willie Brown looks like a superior candidate for affirmative action.

    Brown was born on March 20, 1934[3] in Mineola, a small segregated town in East Texas marked by racial tensions,[4] to Minnie Collins Boyd and Lewis Brown. Brown was the fourth of five children.[5] During Brown's childhood, mob violence periodically erupted in Mineola, keeping African-Americans from voting. His first job was a shoeshine boy in a whites-only barber shop.[5] He later worked as a janitor, fry cook and field hand.[6] He learned his strong work ethic at a young age from his grandmother.[5] He graduated from Mineola Colored High School, which he later described as substandard and left for San Francisco in August 1951 at the age of 17 to live with his uncle.[citation needed]
     
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willie_Brown_(politician)#Early_life,_education,_and_early_career

    In terms of future Willie Brown memes how about crossover memes with Ray Charles? Both were essentially blind and possessed immense wisdom. Harris likely learned more political Know-How as a side-squeeze than the entire political science faculty at Harvard and Yale (which might not be saying much.)

    https://i.imgflip.com/22slwe.jpg

    https://youtu.be/tt2EXWzMV18

    Replies: @Hypnotoad666, @Redneck farmer, @Steve Sailer, @Jim Bob Lassiter, @artichoke

    Not to deny Willie Brown’s talents that others speak of, they may be right. But he’s an ass. Surely he had something to do with the description of the town and people where he grew up:

    “a small segregated town in East Texas marked by racial tensions”

    and that’s all they say about it. FU too, Willie Brown.

    • Replies: @Kronos
    @artichoke

    Hopefully, his staff didn’t play the “Soul Plane” potato prank on him.

    https://youtu.be/guEPZrkkRYA

  184. @Muggles
    As an educational tool for all of the racists here at the iSteve commentator circus, I must insist that we pronounce Ms. Harris's first name correctly. This will now be required by the MSM and the Woke Twitter mafia.

    Transgressions will be recorded. Get more than three and you'll be cancelled. Of course this will be video/audio only.

    So to prevent any future unnecessary cancellations by the few non racists posting here, I must insist that when we write Ms. Harris's first name it be spelled Commala, Like it sounds, as of yesterday anyway. Crazy Joe has forgotten already, but nobody cares.

    So Commala Harris will be our first female VP. Triracial. Maybe a Hindu. Has anyone seen her eat a real hamburger? Did that plastic surgery remove her permanent bindi? Maybe a Jamaican rasta?

    As I understand it, the name "Commala" in Sanskrit means "coulda been Liz Warren instead."

    Replies: @artichoke

    She’s gonna run for VP again?

  185. @anon
    @Buzz Mohawk

    I am surprised Trump hasn't tweeted (or retweeted, as is his wont on such matters) on this yet. It energized his base earlier and can do it again,if done right. Gentle hint that she is not American (enough) may push at least a fraction of a percent vote in his favor.

    Replies: @epebble

    He raised that issue in today’s press conference.

    Trump was told about claims on “social media” that Harris might be ineligible to serve as president and vice president. He was then asked if he can definitively say that she meets the requirements.

    Trump said, “I heard today that she doesn’t meet the requirements.” He referred to a lawyer who raised the issue in a Newsweek article, Chapman University professor John Eastman, as “very highly qualified.”

    Trump then said he has “no idea” whether it’s true Harris doesn’t meet the requirements. He then asked the reporter if she was saying Harris doesn’t qualify because Harris “wasn’t born in this country.”

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/13/politics/trump-news-conference-birtherism-kamala-harris-biden-attacks-fact-check/index.html

  186. @artichoke
    @Kronos

    Not to deny Willie Brown's talents that others speak of, they may be right. But he's an ass. Surely he had something to do with the description of the town and people where he grew up:

    "a small segregated town in East Texas marked by racial tensions"

    and that's all they say about it. FU too, Willie Brown.

    Replies: @Kronos

    Hopefully, his staff didn’t play the “Soul Plane” potato prank on him.

  187. @Jack D
    @Chrisnonymous

    Kamala (despite being pitched as "Black") follows the well known pattern of black people becoming less African looking (lighter skin, straighter hair) as they become more successful and wealthier. I'm not even sure how they do this. I understand that hair can be "relaxed" but do skin lightening creams really work? Is it just a matter of retouching the tint of their publicity photos?

    Apparently successful black people like to be black but not TOO black. You want to look black enough to be recognizably black (Michael Jackson was grotesque) but not really black. You really want to go for that Octoroon look. (Google spell check doesn't like Octoroon - it has been un-worded).

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Justvisiting, @Alec Leamas (hard at work), @Chrisnonymous

    I think skin-whiteners do actually work if applied regularly. However, I suspect that in Harris’s case, it’s a matter of spending less time in the sun than ahe did in youth. The higher the ratio of white to black in a person’s background, the greater the impact of sun exposure, I’d guess (although I am only guessing).

    And she straightened and colored her hair too.

  188. @Trinity
    @Chrisnonymous

    In the words of Creepy Joe Biden, "come on, man." Kamala is average EVEN FOR HER AGE and judging by the photo of her in her prime that you displayed, she is ONLY above average for a Black lady IMO. Think of what this lady looks like without the clown makeup. Ever seen Oprah without the war paint? Kamala WAS BELOW AVERAGE WHEN YOU INCLUDE ALL WOMEN. Being fair, I don't find Black women attractive for the most part, just not for me or mine.

    I sure hope that the media doesn't go the same route they did with Moochie Obama. (((They))) actually tried their best to convince the gullible goyim that the beastly Moochie was possibly the most attractive FLOTUS of all time. smdh and lol. It actually worked on some of these knuckleheads. I heard people who I thought were incapable of being brainwashed start talking about how the Mooch wasn't bad looking. GIVE ME A BREAK. My gawd, how gullible are the goyim?

    Replies: @Chrisnonymous

    You:

    Being fair, I don’t find Black women attractive for the most part, just not for me or mine

    Me, previously:

    unless you are one of those people who thinks no colored folks are attractive

    So, yeah.

    Comparing Harris to Oprah or Michelle Obama is absurd. Those are two of the ugliest and most mannish-looking women in public life. Oprah is so homely I feel bad for her as I’m sure it’s why she’s single. (I should maybe feel bad for Michelle Obama too, but I just can’t.) I can’t believe any guy would categorize these three faces together…

  189. @Icy Blast
    @Reg Cæsar

    They weren't "pushed out of that city." They live primarily in two ghettos, named Visitation Valley and Hunter's Point. Go there if you want to be the victim of violent crime.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @JimmieN.

    its besides your point but… you gotta drive through Visitation Valley to get to Gleneagles GC, a little 9 hole gem. OK, its a little rough around the edges, no pun intended.

  190. @Colin Wright
    @Buffalo Joe

    'Colin, read “Empire of the Summer Moon” by S.C.Gywnne for an eye opening account of settling on the plains. A page turner.'

    Thanks. I have read it. Anybody who thinks that being able to settle on the plains is an example of white privilege is simply confessing their ignorance.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    Colin, year ago we visited Salt lake City and there is a sculpture of a pioneer family pushing their meager possessions in a hand cart, not a covered wagon. I was told that’s how most of the Mormons travelled. Long walk from St.Joseph or wherever.

  191. @Buzz Mohawk
    @JohnPlywood

    Garbage. Women have been practicing the pouty face since girlhood, and it is a staple of fashion modeling. Watch Melania Trump any time at all. She is always modeling and putting on that face.

    Ann Coulter is a witty, smart, tall, skinny, blonde, horsey-faced girl from New Canaan. She is highly sexual and irreverent. She doesn't care what you think about her. What's not to like? Only that she now risks holding onto her long, teen girl hair and style too far into her age. She needs to come to terms with that.

    Replies: @YetAnotherAnon

    Who’s #2 , looking as if she’s going to rip that sweater? Looks familiar, but I can’t put my finger on it 😉

  192. @Steve Sailer
    @Kronos

    Right. Besides growing up under Jim Crow and going to very poor segregated schools, Willie Brown went more or bless blind when he was Speaker of the California assembly and still went on to be a successful mayor of San Francisco.

    He was probably the most talented black politician of the latter 20th Century, even more than Jesse and Al, but he always remained a regional figure. San Francisco was too weird (e.g., his ally Rev. Jim Jones) and too nonblack. And I would imagine his blindness slowed any national ambitions he might have had.

    Replies: @JimB, @Escher, @Buffalo Joe, @Olorin

    Mmmmmm…can’t say I agree. He had plenty of opposition in SF and there was a widespread view among even “normal” Dems that he was holding power not because of popular local mandate but…something more out of Sacto and DC implemented by Bay Area money.

    Any other Sailertariat members remember the 1999 SF mayoral election? Total clown world.

    That was after his first term, him having won election in 1995. My recollection is that he won in a runoff in late ’95 against incumbent Frank Jordan, who had been DiFi’s chief of police, after getting less than 40% of the vote.

    Things were already well and truly clown world flavored by the ’99 election. Ammiano stepped in to add additional (though quite possibly genuinely well intentioned) Honk.

    Jordan’s predecessor, Art Agnos, got something like 75% of the vote when he was elected in the late ’80s to replace term-limited DiFi as mayor. It was then that SF City Hall took the hard left Diversitarian turn.

    IIRC Art Agnos got shot in the ’70s as part of the “Zebra murders” spree while advocating for a public health clinic in Potrero Hill’s most melanistic blocks. He was mayor during the Loma Prieta quake. But enough onionbelting for now…….

    I had to dig to find this, but see what you think:

    http://archive.is/K76xB

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