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Kamala Harris tries to quote the Preamble to the Constitution and ends with the Freudian slip: “… and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our prosperity… posterity.”

Kamala and the concept of “our posterity” just don’t go together well, do they?

 
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  1. That could be the President of the United States. One minute from now. Or tonight. Or tomorrow. Or a couple months from now.

    Are the right and left united in living in denial of this fact?

    • Replies: @AnotherDad
    @JimDandy


    That could be the President of the United States. One minute from now. Or tonight. Or tomorrow. Or a couple months from now.

    Are the right and left united in living in denial of this fact?
     
    No denial here. And a couple of decades ago, a truly appalling prospect. After Obama somewhat less so, but still appalling.

    But now after what we've seen in the last couple of years--and the "election" of the least credible, most appalling major party presidential ticket ever shoved at the American people--i'm no longer in the denial phase.

    "America" is simply no longer the actual American nation. This is simply where we're at--in all its ugliness. We are an occupied nation.

    Replies: @Ron Mexico

    , @SafeNow
    @JimDandy

    How would/will Kamala manage? The thinking is that Biden established the precedent that the President is someone who reads from a Teleprompter. And, after reading the script, the Q&A from reporters is carefully regulated. Finally, the MSM is protective. Denial is unnecessary because the assumption is that the above Biden template would be readily transferable to Kamala.

    Replies: @Paul Jolliffe, @Anon

    , @clyde
    @JimDandy


    That could be the President of the United States. One minute from now. Or tonight. Or tomorrow. Or a couple months from now.
     
    Fake Doc Jill is fierce. She knows all Joe's allies in DC, even if he gets hazy on them. Fake Jill can drag Joe over the four year finish line. She pushed, poked, prodded Joe into running, for all the status, honor, prestige. This legacy gets cut in half if the DemoCrap PTB run Joe out halfway through. Fake Jill knows this, will not permit this. Me money is on the Jill-Joe combo to be in for the full four.

    In contrast, Kamala's DC base is puny and 100% transactional. She has been a DC denizen for 6 years. While the Jill-Joe combo have been schmoozing, getting schmeared*, been networking there for 40+ years. Giving them a DC base 10x as extensive as Kalifornia Kamala's.

    schmeared* ---bribed, paid off

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @LP5

    , @R.G. Camara
    @JimDandy

    Dude, chillax. Everybody knows Biden isn't in charge, and everyone knows that Heels Up Harris wouldn't be in charge even if installed as the figurehead president.

    , @Eustace Tilley (not)
    @JimDandy

    "King Mario Nette Sans-a-Head
    May soon be alarmingly dead!"
    The Producers, Dear Dandy,
    Keep a spare puppet handy
    To read teleprompters instead.

    , @Supply and Demand
    @JimDandy

    I would gladly vote for her again for the top job.

    Replies: @JimDandy

    , @Richard B
    @JimDandy


    Are the right and left united in living in denial of this fact?
     
    I think the right and left are in denial about a lot more than that.

    And not just the right and left.

    , @Bardon Kaldian
    @JimDandy

    Don't you people have some stashes of poison?

  2. Kamala and the concept of “our posterity” just don’t go together well, do they?

    No. They don’t. Not at all.

    Thank you.

    • Replies: @Wokechoke
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Yup. She is childless.

    Replies: @JimB, @Cloudbuster, @AndrewR

    , @Bard of Bumperstickers
    @Buzz Mohawk

    It's surprising that this cackling half-wit's subconscious didn't puke up "our prostitutory" - plus, she's historically been so adept with her mouth.

    , @Hypnotoad666
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Kamala and Biden share an inability to actually articulate, you know, the things.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2lTIh536jY

    Replies: @Cato

  3. Democracy has been redefined to a mean a slightly lesser degree of totalitarianism than Socialism which itself is a lesser degree of totalitarianism than Communism.

    • Agree: Prester John, TWS
    • Replies: @Alrenous
    @Coemgen

    It's not hard to show that democracy is inherently totalitarian. Of course you won't listen to me, so let's summarize some Plato for laughs.

    "In such a democratic state, everyone is more or less equally free of any responsibility to anyone else, including service to the state. No one is obliged to give orders; no one is obliged to take orders; no justice can be respected or meted out."

    "Although the son may not even respect money, he will probably not respect anything else; he will become shiftless, kind of a reed in the wind, unable to control his desires, which will probably fluctuate wildly. Lacking any ability to discern differences in appetite, he will probably live solely for the moment, and he will be rudderless. His will be a life without order."

    "If oligarchy is greedy for money, so is democracy greedy for absolute freedom; it recognizes no authority whatever, neither familial nor militaristic nor academic." Indeed under Revolution the old must respect the young, the wise must respect the fool, the rich must respect the poor. The thin must respect the fat, and the sane must respect the mad.

    "The rich will complain in the Assembly; the democrats will charge them with being oligarchs and reactionaries."

    "[The tyrant] will trust no one, certainly not men of reason or compassion. He will surround himself with criminals, and he will finally do criminal acts against the very democrats who elected him."

    Wait...that last bit has already happened. You would have to work very hard to find anyone at the Capitol who has not earned a criminal record.

    Huh.

  4. Truth is, most of our federal government members are pretty prosperous. Seem to enter through the middle class door and leave wealthy.

  5. At least she didn’t say “our posterior”.

    It’s a bit of a low blow, but it’s quite possible that on some level Kamala couldn’t bring herself to say “our posterity” because she knows that she doesn’t really have one.

    Kamala calls herself a “black Baptist” on the basis that when she was a child in Oakland her downstairs neighbor took her to church on at least 3 Sundays (she says “a lot” and she’s probably lying and it was only once – more often would have interupted her fireside chats with “the elders” during Kwanzaa). But in reality I don’t think she has any religion. So she thinks that when she is done security her prosperty it’s game over – so get it while the getttin’ is good.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Jack D


    But in reality I don’t think she has any religion.
     
    This is why claims of Obama's Islamicity were overwrought. The man gave almost no evidence of believing in God at all.

    Replies: @Escher, @PaceLaw, @Cloudbuster, @Spangel226

    , @JimDandy
    @Jack D

    Don't worry, if it wasn't for low blows, we never would have heard of that doxie. I'm wondering if she's actually proud of that. What is her "look" exactly? "Slatternly Chic" is what I'd call it. She always looks like she just finished delivering another low blow. That weird, nervous laugh is the perfect accessory.

    , @JimB
    @Jack D


    At least she didn’t say “our posterior”.
     
    And yet that word works surprisingly well in the text.
    , @slumber_j
    @Jack D

    You beat me to "posterior." Well done.

  6. This latest egregiosity calls to mind Woody Allen’s joke about the rabbi who, doing a late-night TV prayer, decided to improvise in the middle of the 23rd Psalm: “He tried to name the Ten Commandments, couldn’t think of them quickly, and instead he named the Seven Dwarfs.”

  7. Was Kammie’s choice to go to Howard,while her sister went to Stanford,-bit of a difference there-and her mother had pulled down major bucks at McGill- was it a calculated move to move through life like her daddy,A privileged negro,or did she simply identify more with her black side?
    The,ahem, not shy Kamala may been chafing at the puritanical Indians in her fam and maybe all those Kwanzaa lectures were having an effect. You remember the fourth day of Kwanza,Yowza,in which we seek to “get it on”?

    • LOL: Listener
    • Replies: @anon
    @Bardon Kaldlan

    Kamala's dad is legit.

    She a ho.

    , @Jack D
    @Bardon Kaldlan


    and her mother had pulled down major bucks at McGill
     
    I highly doubt this. Canadian faculty salaries, especially at that time, were hardly princely. I'm sure that they didn't go hungry but to say that she made "major bucks" is a gross exaggeration. Kamala's mom was a serious biological research scientist who studied breast cancer, not some kind of SJW, and I'm sure she earned every penny of her salary.
  8. She actually said posperity . . . prosterity

    • Replies: @Dieter Kief
    @Ben tillman


    She actually said posperity . . . prosterity

     

    Oh - she did? - So what! This clearly was not something that came from deep down inside of her and had been censored enough by her super-ego to be suppressed and - then broke to the surface of her social life in public - that's just not what has happened here. And thus - no. A banal slip of her tongue, that's what that was. - No Freudian slip.
  9. Citizenism and the concept of “our posterity” also just don’t go well together, do they?

    The latter is based on blood and a people while the former us based on a piece of paper.

    • Agree: Wade Hampton
  10. I heard Willie Brown was a fan of Kamala’s posterity.

  11. I heard that too. Prosperity…

  12. @Buzz Mohawk

    Kamala and the concept of “our posterity” just don’t go together well, do they?
     
    No. They don't. Not at all.

    Thank you.

    Replies: @Wokechoke, @Bard of Bumperstickers, @Hypnotoad666

    Yup. She is childless.

    • Replies: @JimB
    @Wokechoke


    Yup. She is childless.
     
    Thank, God.

    Replies: @Reactive Reaction

    , @Cloudbuster
    @Wokechoke

    And a foreigner, not an inheritor of this nation's posterity. A sensible reading of the natural born citizen clause wouldn't even leave her eligible: neither of her parents was a US citizen when she was born

    Replies: @Art Deco

    , @AndrewR
    @Wokechoke

    She has a stepdaughter and a niece who are more than happy to use her fame and connections. Both look very dysgenic. Sadly her niece (who seems to have had no father whatsoever) has already bred.

    https://images.app.goo.gl/KEge34rut1YRekky5

  13. Posterity. Kamala has none. But by her age I’d be willing to bet she has been pregnant at one time or another.

    • Replies: @TWS
    @Trelane

    Probably several times. If her abortions are not in the double digits she's had her tubes tied or made sterile due to one or more raging pelvic infection.

    , @Mr. Grey
    @Trelane

    There is nothing on the internet about any other relationships she has had except the two mercenary ones: sleeping with Willie Brown to get ahead in SF politics and acquiring a pre-made family to make her presentable for a Senate run. Someone needs to do some research. Maybe she is a lesbian or asexual.

    Replies: @clyde

  14. not a Freudian slip–it’s a damn good example of affirmative action work product

  15. Speaking of posterity, I’ve not paid much attention to Kamala’s posterior. Does it measure up?

    • Replies: @Ganderson
    @OneOff

    I’d say in her Willie Brown (or is it Brown’s willie) days she was a solid 7; today she’s “good looking for her age”.

    Or put another way gals like Kam and Kristen Synema are politician 8s.

    Noem is a solid 8-9, and off the scale for female politicos, not to mention grandmothers.

  16. That warbling, high-strung voice of hers is amazing. Makes my skin crawl every time!

    Her disheveled demeanor, coupled with thinly veiled malicious intent, empowered by a disadvantaged intellect is… remarkable.

    Kamala’s consistent performance should inspire Congress to adopt a new nomenclature for her self-perpetuating role in office.

    She has clearly earned the new government title of “First Ex-Wife”

    • Replies: @Fred C Dobbs
    @Zoos

    Her voice has the same effect on me as Entertainment Tonight's Mary Hart had on Kramer. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Good_Samaritan_(Seinfeld)

    Replies: @Stan Adams

    , @TTSSYF
    @Zoos

    Agreed. I'm surprised her nasally voice doesn't get commented on more than it does. I find it repulsive.

  17. @Buzz Mohawk

    Kamala and the concept of “our posterity” just don’t go together well, do they?
     
    No. They don't. Not at all.

    Thank you.

    Replies: @Wokechoke, @Bard of Bumperstickers, @Hypnotoad666

    It’s surprising that this cackling half-wit’s subconscious didn’t puke up “our prostitutory” – plus, she’s historically been so adept with her mouth.

    • LOL: bomag
  18. • LOL: Trelane
  19. The phrase “Our Democracy” is now all the rage with Democrats. They say it with a kind of dead-eyed fanatacism that other people in the past used when saying “The Reich” or “The Revolution”.

    And they really think of it as “Our Democracy”, i.e. it belongs to them, not to us deplorables whom the despise. They envision democracy as a dictatorship of progressives. Of course, most of them are fools. What they’re trying to achieve will just a feudal state in which most of them will be serfs as much as anyone else.

    Their most cherished beliefs are crap. They believe nonsense such as that a man can be a woman if he chooses. They’re borderline insane. It’s really getting to be impossible to share a country with these people.

    • Replies: @Mike_from_SGV
    @Mr. Anon

    "Our democracy" elects mayors and DAs that are pro-terrorist , pro-criminal, and anti-normal.

    , @anonymous
    @Mr. Anon

    Modern Leftists love yabbering about "our democracy" b/c it sounds so egalitarian and Power to the People-ish, but nothing could be further from the truth.

    "They envision democracy as a dictatorship of progressives. " and are "trying to achieve ... a feudal state in which most of them will be serfs as much as anyone else."

    -Sounds eerily like a redux of Communism, b/c in many ways that's basically what it is.

    Unfortunately there's always a fresh supply of useless idiots too dumb to see that the evil puppet-masters pulling their strings are just using them to achieve and then maintain absolute power, and not create some happy utopia of rainbows and unicorns.

    Add the Weaselly-worded buzz phrase "our democracy" to an ever-expanding list of linguistic sludge used by liberal eggheads to promote their insane, pie-in-the-sky ideas:

    -racial equity
    -systemic racism
    -climate change
    -reproductive choice
    -marriage equality
    -pay equity
    -broken immigration system
    (maybe I left a few out)??

  20. @Buzz Mohawk

    Kamala and the concept of “our posterity” just don’t go together well, do they?
     
    No. They don't. Not at all.

    Thank you.

    Replies: @Wokechoke, @Bard of Bumperstickers, @Hypnotoad666

    Kamala and Biden share an inability to actually articulate, you know, the things.

    • Replies: @Cato
    @Hypnotoad666

    THING is the favorite word of our fellow citizens who live in the Rio Grande Valley in south Texas: "Give me that thing"; "Do you know that thing?", etc. A large community that communicates using fewer than 3000 words of English, and even fewer words of Spanish. But, hey, they communicate! And now they have the additional encouragement of a President that demonstrates that even their children have the cognitive and linguistic chops to become President. What a thing!

  21. At least she wasn’t lamenting about Willie before the address, she might have slipped in “posterior” instead.

  22. She certainly secured the blessings of her prostitution.

  23. @Jack D
    At least she didn't say "our posterior".

    It's a bit of a low blow, but it's quite possible that on some level Kamala couldn't bring herself to say "our posterity" because she knows that she doesn't really have one.

    Kamala calls herself a "black Baptist" on the basis that when she was a child in Oakland her downstairs neighbor took her to church on at least 3 Sundays (she says "a lot" and she's probably lying and it was only once - more often would have interupted her fireside chats with "the elders" during Kwanzaa). But in reality I don't think she has any religion. So she thinks that when she is done security her prosperty it's game over - so get it while the getttin' is good.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @JimDandy, @JimB, @slumber_j

    But in reality I don’t think she has any religion.

    This is why claims of Obama’s Islamicity were overwrought. The man gave almost no evidence of believing in God at all.

    • Replies: @Escher
    @Reg Cæsar

    He is a strong believer in the cult of Obama.

    , @PaceLaw
    @Reg Cæsar

    Well said Reg. Obama was associated with a militant-black church in Chicago in his rise to power that I believe his wife Michelle was initially associated with, but as we all know that was just to gain credibility in the black community, which he desperately craved. Obama strikes me as the typically over – educated Ivy League agnostic. I’ve encountered plenty of ‘em.

    , @Cloudbuster
    @Reg Cæsar

    Comments I would make about Obama being secretly Muslim were strictly to piss off Obamaphiles and I feel no shame about that.

    , @Spangel226
    @Reg Cæsar

    In fairness, I doubt bill clinton or trump is much of a believer in god either.

  24. Anon[228] • Disclaimer says:

    OT: Speaking of slips, “Author faces backlash for book claiming Rittenhouse killed ‘two Black men’ while waging ‘race war’.” Kara Cooney writes retarded books about Egypt. Yes, she mentioned Rittenhouse in a book about Egypt, God only knows why.

    https://www.foxnews.com/media/author-book-rittenhouse-killed-two-black-men-race-war

    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/57355939-the-good-kings?from_search=true&from_srp=true&qid=2Zrk0Xv2yi&rank=3

    • Replies: @TWS
    @Anon

    You just drop hotep bait like this and not a nibble? What happened to our black Supremacists?

  25. @Jack D
    At least she didn't say "our posterior".

    It's a bit of a low blow, but it's quite possible that on some level Kamala couldn't bring herself to say "our posterity" because she knows that she doesn't really have one.

    Kamala calls herself a "black Baptist" on the basis that when she was a child in Oakland her downstairs neighbor took her to church on at least 3 Sundays (she says "a lot" and she's probably lying and it was only once - more often would have interupted her fireside chats with "the elders" during Kwanzaa). But in reality I don't think she has any religion. So she thinks that when she is done security her prosperty it's game over - so get it while the getttin' is good.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @JimDandy, @JimB, @slumber_j

    Don’t worry, if it wasn’t for low blows, we never would have heard of that doxie. I’m wondering if she’s actually proud of that. What is her “look” exactly? “Slatternly Chic” is what I’d call it. She always looks like she just finished delivering another low blow. That weird, nervous laugh is the perfect accessory.

  26. None of this makes any difference anyway. Joe and Kam are in charge of exactly nothing, they have about as much political power as Jimmy Kimmel and that Colbert guy.

    We are actually ruled (ruled, mind you, not governed as a free people) by a faceless invisible junta. It’s been that way for longer than you think, and will continue for longer than you think.

    • Replies: @Sick 'n Tired
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    It's always been suspected that we are ruled by a shadow government, but it's never been as blatantly obvious as it is now. The older I get the more I realize adult life is no different than being in high school. Kids run for class president with promises of getting a soda machine in the lunchroom, longer lunch periods, or some other empty promises, but once elected, all their ideas are over ruled by the actual people who run the school. Their duty is to nothing more than a mouth piece for student meetings, and help plan dances and other fund rasing drives which encourage students to pay for something out of pocket.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon

  27. The bigger tell is that all these shills, Repubes too, talk about the “Threat to our democracy.”

    Yes, it is their democracy, and we the people have no reasonable expectation to say how it should be run or how we should be governed.

    Now mask up and boost up and go back to living in fear, slave.

    • Thanks: Mr. Anon
    • Replies: @G. Poulin
    @The Alarmist

    Yes, and if democracy means local self-government, then we don't really have that either, do we?

  28. I’m honestly trying to remember, and can’t at the moment. Did Steve directly mention Ashli Babbitt’s death January 6, 2021 during the ensuing days or weeks post- “insurrection?”

    I don’t think that such a person, an honest perhaps overzealous wanting to exercise her first amendment rights to peaceably protest an election (she was in fact unarmed), don’t think that such a person should be so quickly tossed down the memory hole.

    If that’s too much noticing, or inappropriate noticing on January 6, only a year later, then so be it.

    Ashli Babbitt.

    She should not so quickly be forgotten.

    • Replies: @Citizen of a Silly Country
    @Yojimbo/Zatoichi

    Bringing up Ashli Babbitt is a bit distasteful for Steve's very sensitive pallet.

    Steve prefers that white people snicker behind the bully's back rather than trying to join together to fight back.

    Indeed, he doesn't believe that whites should think of themselves as a people at all, despite the undeniable fact that all other groups do just that.

    Steve is lost to another time and seems to just want to run out the clock. Or maybe has some personal reason for not wanting whites to push back. I don't know because he won't talk about it.

    Steve has done a lot for our cause but seems either to not believe that it's his cause or fears losing something by standing up for it.

    Personally, I think that such an honorable man as Steve would lay his cards out on the table, but he's choosing not to do so. It's a sad ending to a great career.

    , @MEH 0910
    @Yojimbo/Zatoichi

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/daunte-wright-and-ashli-babbitt-you-cant-get-much-more-who-whom-than-this/
    https://twitter.com/Steve_Sailer/status/1382645568015527936

  29. Who cares? Nobody will tolerate her for long. She’s as popular as rectal cancer. No, people, look at the bigger picture.

    They are *all* jokes. Every single one. Democrat and Republican. Demanding we tolerate child rapists because tolerance, as those boys kill the rapists to join our supposed enemies because they are the only ones to stand against it. Insider training in the midst of a pandemic that ruins retailers to enrich oligarchs.

    Stop with the moralistic crap from degenerates. People take moralism from those who walk the walk. They’ll also accept an honest, if sufficiently reformed, degenerate who doesn’t claim to be anything other than what he is and encourages people to be better. Not these people. After ruining the lives of thousands of Americans… they now want to put their own little moment of peeing their collective pants-in the face of what, a bunch of obese LARPers who are just doing what BLM did?-to 9/11.

    A wheel always turns. This one will.

  30. Anon[228] • Disclaimer says:

    OT: Oh, boy. Black criminals dump loot in front of Governor Pritzker’s house just to show off and humiliate him. Daley (Either one), wouldn’t have stood for this.

    “Armed men raid Lakeview stores, dump booty outside governor’s house, then break into Burberry store AGAIN.”

    https://cwbchicago.com/2022/01/armed-men-raid-lakeview-stores-dump-booty-outside-governors-house-then-break-into-burberry-store-again.html

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Anon

    My favorite bookstore in Chicago was Stuart Brent's across Michigan Avenue from the Burberry Store. One time I saw Saul Bellow browsing there, looking like he'd just dropped $5,000 at Burberry: think Yiddish, dress British.

    Replies: @Citizen of a Silly Country, @cityview, @Ganderson, @Jack D

    , @JimDandy
    @Anon

    Pritzger, Illinois' 500 Lb Health Czar, is in isolation because Covid.

    Replies: @Ganderson

    , @TWS
    @Anon

    It's kinda like the mobs running Chicago except without any of the dignity, style, or self control.

  31. Confusing prosperity with posterity. Seems like a lot of upper-middle-class folks are doing that lately: want the drywall-work or house-cleaning done well and cheaply; don’t think much about the consequences for their great-grandchildren — eager to let in the one billion who want to come.

    BTW: Kamala is obviously struggling to become more presidential. Someone has told her to speak more authoritatively, and she has slowed down, quoting words that are acceptably presidential. I’m listening to kinda chilled psytrance as I’m listening to her, and she fit in so well: her speech has the same cadence as Terence McKenna. Maybe soon, we’ll hear her voice burned in some great tracks.

  32. And yet Catholics don’t seem to have a problem with letting posterity-less men and women tell then what to believe, how to behave and how to run their church. The celibate Catholic leadership system challenges the notion that people need to have an investment into their own children to act with a low time preference.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    @advancedatheist


    The celibate Catholic leadership system challenges the notion that people need to have an investment into their own children to act with a low time preference.
     
    And how are Catholic peoples fairing nowadays? How well are they being served by their clergy?

    Actually, it was not uncommon in the past for Catholic clergy to have children on the sly.
    , @Ben tillman
    @advancedatheist

    I suppose it’s rare, but a widowed man can become a priest. The priest in our parish has five children by his late wife.

    That’s Dallas for you!

    , @bomag
    @advancedatheist


    ...letting posterity-less men and women tell then what to believe
     
    Well, they are supposed to be married to the Church/Christ and maintain that institution for posterity.

    An example would be homosexuals, who have a priesthood, dedicated to the cause, that happily works and advocates for homosexuality. The Catholics should be so lucky to have priests, bishops, and a pope that would do such work on behalf of families and future generations of people bringing forth children.
    , @Pericles
    @advancedatheist

    Lol, so how is the Atheism+ working out for you?

  33. If our VP showed some organizational and leadership ability, her off-putting personality would matter a lot less. People would rally around her any way when they saw that she could get them to work together for political goals.

  34. @Wokechoke
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Yup. She is childless.

    Replies: @JimB, @Cloudbuster, @AndrewR

    Yup. She is childless.

    Thank, God.

    • Replies: @Reactive Reaction
    @JimB

    Yup, she is childless.

    But...who is her husband? I mean, yes, a Jewish Hollywood entertainment lawyer, sure - but what ELSE is he?

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

  35. @Jack D
    At least she didn't say "our posterior".

    It's a bit of a low blow, but it's quite possible that on some level Kamala couldn't bring herself to say "our posterity" because she knows that she doesn't really have one.

    Kamala calls herself a "black Baptist" on the basis that when she was a child in Oakland her downstairs neighbor took her to church on at least 3 Sundays (she says "a lot" and she's probably lying and it was only once - more often would have interupted her fireside chats with "the elders" during Kwanzaa). But in reality I don't think she has any religion. So she thinks that when she is done security her prosperty it's game over - so get it while the getttin' is good.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @JimDandy, @JimB, @slumber_j

    At least she didn’t say “our posterior”.

    And yet that word works surprisingly well in the text.

  36. This is an occupation government. They know it.

    They just hope that you don’t.

    Trump won.

    • Agree: Ron Mexico
  37. @Anon
    OT: Oh, boy. Black criminals dump loot in front of Governor Pritzker's house just to show off and humiliate him. Daley (Either one), wouldn't have stood for this.

    "Armed men raid Lakeview stores, dump booty outside governor’s house, then break into Burberry store AGAIN."

    https://cwbchicago.com/2022/01/armed-men-raid-lakeview-stores-dump-booty-outside-governors-house-then-break-into-burberry-store-again.html

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @JimDandy, @TWS

    My favorite bookstore in Chicago was Stuart Brent’s across Michigan Avenue from the Burberry Store. One time I saw Saul Bellow browsing there, looking like he’d just dropped \$5,000 at Burberry: think Yiddish, dress British.

    • Thanks: JimDandy, AceDeuce
    • Troll: Je Suis Omar Mateen
    • Replies: @Citizen of a Silly Country
    @Steve Sailer

    Always so clever.

    I guess we know where to come for witty banter on the deck of the Titanic.

    Me, I'm trying to figure out a way to get as many of my people - and, no, that doesn't mean my fellow "citizens" - onto the life boats.

    I'll probably fail, but, at least, I'm trying.

    How about a Sailer Strategy for white Americans?

    Btw, I'm fine if you don't believe in identity politics for any group but can't you just be open about the fact that you don't believe whites should organize politically like literally every single other group.

    Murray states it loud and clear. Admittedly, it makes him look like a fool, but I suspect that you could present the case as to whites should lie back and think of Citizenism better than Murray.

    Either way, time to come clean about your views on white identity politics. Just be honest.

    Replies: @silviosilver, @Buroaker, @Intelligent Dasein

    , @cityview
    @Steve Sailer

    But the Burberry store on Michigan Avenue has attracted the rap-music crowd for some time now, as do most of the other "luxury" tourist stores. The short block on which it is located is very well-kept, as is the store itself. But all last year there were people lined up in front of the store who didn't live in the surrounding area, all looking at their phones. I'm guessing the store was running a lot of online promotions. There are no Saul Bellows anywhere on Michigan Avenue, not that I've seen.

    Replies: @JimDandy

    , @Ganderson
    @Steve Sailer

    “Dress British”, at least the way Steve means it here is never bad advice.

    Over the past couple years I’ve seen the incredible decline of three of my favorite cities, Minneapolis-St. Paul, NYC, and Göteborg. Chicago is a close fourth on that list of declining faves; perhaps my favorite thing to eat from anywhere is a cinnamon roll from Ann Sather. If I lived near Belmont and Clark I’d weigh as much as Governor Pritzger.

    The world I grew up in is gone, not to return in the 20 or so years I have left.

    Replies: @Bill Jones

    , @Jack D
    @Steve Sailer


    One time I saw Saul Bellow browsing there, looking like he’d just dropped $5,000 at Burberry: think Yiddish, dress British.
     
    Bellow was a fashion patzer compared to his buddy Allan Bloom. In his roman a clef, Ravelstein, Bellow goes on and on (with apparently envy) about how Ravelstein (meaning Bloom), now that he has made it rich off of a best seller (meaning The Closing of the American Mind) , likes to buy incredibly expensive French and Italian coture clothing made of the finest silk and cashmere (and then spills food all over them). Burberry is like Robert Hall compared to Lanvin.
  38. @Anon
    OT: Oh, boy. Black criminals dump loot in front of Governor Pritzker's house just to show off and humiliate him. Daley (Either one), wouldn't have stood for this.

    "Armed men raid Lakeview stores, dump booty outside governor’s house, then break into Burberry store AGAIN."

    https://cwbchicago.com/2022/01/armed-men-raid-lakeview-stores-dump-booty-outside-governors-house-then-break-into-burberry-store-again.html

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @JimDandy, @TWS

    Pritzger, Illinois’ 500 Lb Health Czar, is in isolation because Covid.

    • Replies: @Ganderson
    @JimDandy

    https://youtu.be/KtxAuGx9NcY

  39. @Jack D
    At least she didn't say "our posterior".

    It's a bit of a low blow, but it's quite possible that on some level Kamala couldn't bring herself to say "our posterity" because she knows that she doesn't really have one.

    Kamala calls herself a "black Baptist" on the basis that when she was a child in Oakland her downstairs neighbor took her to church on at least 3 Sundays (she says "a lot" and she's probably lying and it was only once - more often would have interupted her fireside chats with "the elders" during Kwanzaa). But in reality I don't think she has any religion. So she thinks that when she is done security her prosperty it's game over - so get it while the getttin' is good.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @JimDandy, @JimB, @slumber_j

    You beat me to “posterior.” Well done.

  40. I doubt that Harris knows the meaning of the word posterity.

  41. @George o' da Jungle
    https://abc7chicago.com/women-of-the-movement-emmett-till-mamie-till-mobley-abc/11432989/?ex_cid=TA_WLS_FB&utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A%20Trending%20Content&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR2q3jpWVO5EfFxrUL0ov81H2k6AVXDzFD1IqZe4gGW38kx_Yy74zfGJwrc

    Replies: @Ripple Earthdevil, @Reactive Reaction

    The most important murder victim ever!

  42. Did anybody else see Tucker Carlson’s show tonight? It contained a really remarkable incident. He interviewed Ted Cruz, who came on to the show practically groveling, after begging Carlson to give him some airtime. This all happened in response to Cruz’s comments yesterday that the January 6th rioters were “violent terrorists”. I guess Cruz saw some of the feedback (by conservatives) on Twitter and other forums where people were saying that Cruz had destroyed his own political career.

    I have never seen the unforgiveable gaffe / please-please-forgive-me cycle played out faster.

    It was pretty illustrative of Cruz’s oiliness and shifty opportunism.

    • Replies: @Adept
    @Mr. Anon

    Cruz, Harris, and Biden are proof enough of the notion that we should restrict lawyers from holding political office. Besides the obvious conflicts of interest, there's the fact that, as Plato wrote, the lawyer is "not only a life-long litigant, always spending his days in court either suing someone or being sued, but also a person of bad taste who prides himself on this. He is ready to fancy that he is the past master of every form of cunning; and he will take every crooked turn, and wiggle in and out of every hole, bending like a willow and getting away with it."

  43. @advancedatheist
    And yet Catholics don't seem to have a problem with letting posterity-less men and women tell then what to believe, how to behave and how to run their church. The celibate Catholic leadership system challenges the notion that people need to have an investment into their own children to act with a low time preference.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Ben tillman, @bomag, @Pericles

    The celibate Catholic leadership system challenges the notion that people need to have an investment into their own children to act with a low time preference.

    And how are Catholic peoples fairing nowadays? How well are they being served by their clergy?

    Actually, it was not uncommon in the past for Catholic clergy to have children on the sly.

  44. @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    I'm honestly trying to remember, and can't at the moment. Did Steve directly mention Ashli Babbitt's death January 6, 2021 during the ensuing days or weeks post- "insurrection?"

    I don't think that such a person, an honest perhaps overzealous wanting to exercise her first amendment rights to peaceably protest an election (she was in fact unarmed), don't think that such a person should be so quickly tossed down the memory hole.

    If that's too much noticing, or inappropriate noticing on January 6, only a year later, then so be it.

    Ashli Babbitt.

    She should not so quickly be forgotten.

    Replies: @Citizen of a Silly Country, @MEH 0910

    Bringing up Ashli Babbitt is a bit distasteful for Steve’s very sensitive pallet.

    Steve prefers that white people snicker behind the bully’s back rather than trying to join together to fight back.

    Indeed, he doesn’t believe that whites should think of themselves as a people at all, despite the undeniable fact that all other groups do just that.

    Steve is lost to another time and seems to just want to run out the clock. Or maybe has some personal reason for not wanting whites to push back. I don’t know because he won’t talk about it.

    Steve has done a lot for our cause but seems either to not believe that it’s his cause or fears losing something by standing up for it.

    Personally, I think that such an honorable man as Steve would lay his cards out on the table, but he’s choosing not to do so. It’s a sad ending to a great career.

    • Agree: Tony massey
  45. Making fun of Kamala is like picking on the kid with Down’s Syndrome.

    Kind of a problem that she’s one step away from the Presidency, of course…

  46. @Steve Sailer
    @Anon

    My favorite bookstore in Chicago was Stuart Brent's across Michigan Avenue from the Burberry Store. One time I saw Saul Bellow browsing there, looking like he'd just dropped $5,000 at Burberry: think Yiddish, dress British.

    Replies: @Citizen of a Silly Country, @cityview, @Ganderson, @Jack D

    Always so clever.

    I guess we know where to come for witty banter on the deck of the Titanic.

    Me, I’m trying to figure out a way to get as many of my people – and, no, that doesn’t mean my fellow “citizens” – onto the life boats.

    I’ll probably fail, but, at least, I’m trying.

    How about a Sailer Strategy for white Americans?

    Btw, I’m fine if you don’t believe in identity politics for any group but can’t you just be open about the fact that you don’t believe whites should organize politically like literally every single other group.

    Murray states it loud and clear. Admittedly, it makes him look like a fool, but I suspect that you could present the case as to whites should lie back and think of Citizenism better than Murray.

    Either way, time to come clean about your views on white identity politics. Just be honest.

    • Replies: @silviosilver
    @Citizen of a Silly Country

    White identity politics is a bit like economic prosperity, in that you can't rush it, you can only grow into it.

    Going out in a fit of rage isn't going attract more people to your cause; it'll only cement your irrelevance.

    , @Buroaker
    @Citizen of a Silly Country

    Steve notices things
    People have predictable ways
    And one can talk about them
    Steve writes about many things he notices
    Of course, others notice things also …
    Figgers don’t lie but liars figger..

    , @Intelligent Dasein
    @Citizen of a Silly Country

    I share your distaste for Citizenism. Like most of Steve's supposedly brilliant insights, Citizenism is a simulacrum---it is a reference with a referent. I have no idea what 'Citizenism' is even supposed to mean, and there is no non-tautological definition of it.

    But on the other hand, White Identitarian politics is not a reality, either. The whole history of Europe consists of white people mindlessly slaughtering each other for thousands of years. There has never been a felt kinship among white people based solely on ethnicity.

    In this tragic respect, at least, whites are no different from other races.

    Do blacks act as a unified group? In the field of political giveaways, perhaps, but not otherwise. Blacks kill each other with alarming frequency, both in America and Africa.

    Do sub-continentals act as a unified group. Again, only in the context of Western social systems. In every other respect they are caste-obsessed and internecine.

    Every "race issue" in modern culture is not really about race at all. It is just one particular theater of combat in late imperial politics, as various ephemeral factions seek to raid the public weal for its accumulated capital. White people already participate in this as much as anyone else, but they don't do so qua 'white people.' They do so as members of a certain oligarchic class. White Identitarian politics is the belief that whites should become "raiders qua whites" instead of "raiders qua oligarchs." This is not going to happen because the white oligarchs despise ordinary white people with a vehemence.

    The real battle is between the oligarchic class and the yeomanry. Both sides in this fight have a very heterogeneous racial mixture. The yeomanry includes deplorable whites, many Hispanics, lots of Asians (SE Asians especially), and a few blacks. The oligarchy includes laptop whites and a motley crew of international arrivistes from every corner of the globe, plus the 4th estate canaille (i.e. ghetto blacks, Merkel's millions, and white degenerates).

    In the last analysis, your real "race" is almost identical with your real "class," i.e. those with whom your natural interests align. This sort of thing cannot be faked, and it cannot be disinherited. An interest is an interest, rooted in facts and established by the unwavering demands of existence. Such interests do not fall out along ethnic lines. To address the real conditions of the moment, it would be better not to talk about ethnicity at all, for it does nothing but obscure them.

  47. By the way, there’s an insurrection going on now – a real insurrection – in Khazakhstan. The Russians are intervening to help the existing Khazakh government put it down.

    Let me guess – the Democrats, and most Republicans, in Congress will be all in favor of this insurrection.

    • Replies: @but an humble craftsman
    @Mr. Anon

    My religion forbids me to bet against you.

    That, and common sense too.

    , @Jack D
    @Mr. Anon

    Why shouldn't Americans be in favor of an insurrection against a repressive regime? Are you saying we should favor Kazakhstan's dicator?

    Replies: @Mr. Anon

  48. For those of us with a black sense of humor (pun not intended), Kamala Harris, Presidentrix is a pretty comic concept.

    Ideally, it would be somebody else’s country, of course…

    • Thanks: AnotherDad
    • Replies: @AnotherDad
    @Colin Wright

    Thanks Colin.


    Presidentrix
     
    is indeed pretty darn good. Good mocking fun.

    But what i'm waiting--so far in vain--for is not just mocking the incompetence of the particular pathetic gnomes, but Republican/conservative ideologues and politicians willing to stab right at the heart of minoritarianism.

    Words like
    -- "Parasite party"
    -- "the number one job of any state is to protect its nation's people from invasion from foreigners and our elites refuse to do this"
    -- "immigration is population replacement"
    -- "BLM is a lie"
    -- "George Floyd OD'd"
    -- "Michael Brown reaching into Darren Wilson's car and fought to take away his gun, causing it to fire; then chased by Wilson, Brown--a big man--turned around and charged Darren Wilson; that's when he was shot"
    -- "Trayvon Martin was a young thug; he knocked down George Zimmerman and was witnessed on top of him "reining down blows MMA style" and slamming his head into the concrete, when Zimmerman shot him"
    -- "blacks commit way, way more crime than whites; that's why they have way way more contact with the police"
    -- "blacks commit 5 to 10 times more crime--especially violent crime--per person than whites and are only killed by police and are only shot by police 2-3 times more per person"
    -- "the Democrats' summer of riots and arson"
    -- "the Democrats' Antifa street thugs/street fighting arm"
    -- "the rule-of-law is precious and the Democrats have trashed it"
    -- "obnoxious dudes with dicks are not in women"
    -- "people who poison confused attention-seeking young women are evil; people who excuse it make a politics out of it are truly a new level contemptible evil"
    -- "there are only two sexes"
    -- "men and women are not the same, they are different, but complementary; nature requires we get together, enjoy each other to produce children to propagate the species; civilization requires we do this by getting married and forming families to propagate not just our genes, but the habits and skills of a civilized people"
    -- "people who denigrate sexual dimorphism, marriage, family and children are enemies of civilization--evil people"
    -- "diversity is not a strength but always a source of contention and conflict"
    -- "mass immigration lowers wages, raises housing costs, congests our highways, raises taxes, destroys open space and the environment ... destroys the Amercian Dream"
    -- "'nation of immigrants'--in other words immigration forever--mathematically means immigration continues and continues and continues until America is so crowded, so diverse and disordered, so unpleasant that no one else in the world wants to come ... and immigration finally stops. "nation of immigrants" literally means making America the worse place on earth."
    -- "people put locks on door of stuff they want to protect"
    -- "the two most important tasks of the America government:
    1) protect American territory from invasion, keeping it for Americans forever
    2) create conditions ideal for healthy, competent, productive young men and women to get married, have children and create families that carry the American nation--our people and culture, traditions and valves--to the next generation
    -- "young people having children, building families are the most important people in America"
    -- "'democracy' is not rule by judges and bureaucrats"
    -- "our founders tried to create a system specifically to stop parasitic elites from ruling the people--unfortunately the parasites have hijacked it"
    -- "republican government is specifically the ability of productive responsible men to govern themselves"
    -- "people have an absolute right to live with others with whom they share common norms and valves ... this is what separate communities and separate nations are for"
    -- "if Americans no longer agree on common public norms; if we no longer share the same valves, then it is time to separate"
    -- "Americans are no longer one people, one nation; it's time we separate into two different nations--America and Rainbow"


    Plenty more where that came from ... i'm here all week!

    Seriously, when are we going to get conservatives who tell the truth? And act like they want to actually conserve anything?
  49. @Hypnotoad666
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Kamala and Biden share an inability to actually articulate, you know, the things.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2lTIh536jY

    Replies: @Cato

    THING is the favorite word of our fellow citizens who live in the Rio Grande Valley in south Texas: “Give me that thing”; “Do you know that thing?”, etc. A large community that communicates using fewer than 3000 words of English, and even fewer words of Spanish. But, hey, they communicate! And now they have the additional encouragement of a President that demonstrates that even their children have the cognitive and linguistic chops to become President. What a thing!

  50. MSNBC… “Attack on the Capitol…Unite in defense of our (sic) democracy.”

    At least the totalitarian regimes of old, or the fictional ones in Orwell’s novel or Pink Floyd’s The Wall, had cool military parades with spiffy uniforms.

    This is just subjugation at the hands of retards.

  51. @JimDandy
    That could be the President of the United States. One minute from now. Or tonight. Or tomorrow. Or a couple months from now.

    Are the right and left united in living in denial of this fact?

    Replies: @AnotherDad, @SafeNow, @clyde, @R.G. Camara, @Eustace Tilley (not), @Supply and Demand, @Richard B, @Bardon Kaldian

    That could be the President of the United States. One minute from now. Or tonight. Or tomorrow. Or a couple months from now.

    Are the right and left united in living in denial of this fact?

    No denial here. And a couple of decades ago, a truly appalling prospect. After Obama somewhat less so, but still appalling.

    But now after what we’ve seen in the last couple of years–and the “election” of the least credible, most appalling major party presidential ticket ever shoved at the American people–i’m no longer in the denial phase.

    “America” is simply no longer the actual American nation. This is simply where we’re at–in all its ugliness. We are an occupied nation.

    • Agree: Kylie
    • Replies: @Ron Mexico
    @AnotherDad

    AD, I have been teaching US History and Govt/Civics for 26 years. I have always taught with a hint of cynicism, but now I just feel like teaching the Constitution/ Bill of Rights/ civic responsibility is me just lying to the students. It's all bullshit.

    Replies: @Reactive Reaction, @Reg Cæsar, @Mr. Anon

  52. @JimDandy
    That could be the President of the United States. One minute from now. Or tonight. Or tomorrow. Or a couple months from now.

    Are the right and left united in living in denial of this fact?

    Replies: @AnotherDad, @SafeNow, @clyde, @R.G. Camara, @Eustace Tilley (not), @Supply and Demand, @Richard B, @Bardon Kaldian

    How would/will Kamala manage? The thinking is that Biden established the precedent that the President is someone who reads from a Teleprompter. And, after reading the script, the Q&A from reporters is carefully regulated. Finally, the MSM is protective. Denial is unnecessary because the assumption is that the above Biden template would be readily transferable to Kamala.

    • Replies: @Paul Jolliffe
    @SafeNow

    I agree - a concise, accurate definition of a modern “American” president.

    I would add, though, that should the modern president deviate in any way from the approved Deep State script, the friendly elite media will turn on him (or her) in a flash. (See Afghan pullout.)

    I predict that babbling Joe Biden will remain in office as long as he pushes booster shots. But should he ever hesitate, stories in the NYT or WaPo would appear the next day, questioning Biden’s mental fitness.

    Seeing as how he isn’t mentally fit for the job, I’ll bet those stories have already been written, just waiting in a Sword of Damocles way, for the opportune moment.

    , @Anon
    @SafeNow

    Biden = Andropov

    Replies: @Anonymous

  53. Kamala is probably a nihilist deep down inside. No children of her own, no legacy to leave behind.
    Let it burn, baby!!

  54. @Reg Cæsar
    @Jack D


    But in reality I don’t think she has any religion.
     
    This is why claims of Obama's Islamicity were overwrought. The man gave almost no evidence of believing in God at all.

    Replies: @Escher, @PaceLaw, @Cloudbuster, @Spangel226

    He is a strong believer in the cult of Obama.

  55. Off-topic, but important: COVID is completely exploding out of control. Wow, a million new cases, and 70,000 new cases in one day.
    I wonder what is the psychological impact that this is having at this point. We are almost 2 years into this nightmare, and seems to not be abating. A lot of people are starting to show clear sifgns of PTSD and clinical depression from this.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    @Zero Philosopher

    Wow! 75-80% of hospital beds are occupied! That's incredibly frightening! To find a comparable figure to that you'd have to go all the way back to......................2019. Or maybe even 2018. or 2017.

    And there's been a huge uptick in people hospitalized (with) Omicron. And the case numbers are exploding! I can't imagine what is driving these huge case numbers.


    https://cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/200707171013-coronavirus-testing-florida-0706-full-169.jpg

    Surely, these are the End of Days!

    Replies: @Zero Philosopher

  56. @advancedatheist
    And yet Catholics don't seem to have a problem with letting posterity-less men and women tell then what to believe, how to behave and how to run their church. The celibate Catholic leadership system challenges the notion that people need to have an investment into their own children to act with a low time preference.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Ben tillman, @bomag, @Pericles

    I suppose it’s rare, but a widowed man can become a priest. The priest in our parish has five children by his late wife.

    That’s Dallas for you!

  57. @Mr. Anon
    The phrase "Our Democracy" is now all the rage with Democrats. They say it with a kind of dead-eyed fanatacism that other people in the past used when saying "The Reich" or "The Revolution".

    And they really think of it as "Our Democracy", i.e. it belongs to them, not to us deplorables whom the despise. They envision democracy as a dictatorship of progressives. Of course, most of them are fools. What they're trying to achieve will just a feudal state in which most of them will be serfs as much as anyone else.

    Their most cherished beliefs are crap. They believe nonsense such as that a man can be a woman if he chooses. They're borderline insane. It's really getting to be impossible to share a country with these people.

    Replies: @Mike_from_SGV, @anonymous

    “Our democracy” elects mayors and DAs that are pro-terrorist , pro-criminal, and anti-normal.

    • Agree: bomag
  58. @Steve Sailer
    @Anon

    My favorite bookstore in Chicago was Stuart Brent's across Michigan Avenue from the Burberry Store. One time I saw Saul Bellow browsing there, looking like he'd just dropped $5,000 at Burberry: think Yiddish, dress British.

    Replies: @Citizen of a Silly Country, @cityview, @Ganderson, @Jack D

    But the Burberry store on Michigan Avenue has attracted the rap-music crowd for some time now, as do most of the other “luxury” tourist stores. The short block on which it is located is very well-kept, as is the store itself. But all last year there were people lined up in front of the store who didn’t live in the surrounding area, all looking at their phones. I’m guessing the store was running a lot of online promotions. There are no Saul Bellows anywhere on Michigan Avenue, not that I’ve seen.

    • Replies: @JimDandy
    @cityview

    A mob of youths looted Brent's after the Bulls won their third straight championship. The great Mike Royko wrote a great column about it:

    "That the Bulls won that game was entirely incidental. It served only as an excuse for them to try to destroy something that is good so they can manifest the fact that they have life. It certainly wasn't greed or a search for power. It was an insult. An insult to Chicago, an insult to the human spirit," [Brent said.]
    ....
    Or, as Brent's daughter, Amy, neatly summed up: "Why didn't they take anything? Because they can't read."


    Now, thirty years later, if urban bookstore owners said things like that they would be cancelled, permanently.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

  59. @Reg Cæsar
    @Jack D


    But in reality I don’t think she has any religion.
     
    This is why claims of Obama's Islamicity were overwrought. The man gave almost no evidence of believing in God at all.

    Replies: @Escher, @PaceLaw, @Cloudbuster, @Spangel226

    Well said Reg. Obama was associated with a militant-black church in Chicago in his rise to power that I believe his wife Michelle was initially associated with, but as we all know that was just to gain credibility in the black community, which he desperately craved. Obama strikes me as the typically over – educated Ivy League agnostic. I’ve encountered plenty of ‘em.

  60. Rice Univ history professor compares Jan 6 rally with the Holocaust. “Some people” on Twitter claim he exaggerates.

    https://mol.im/a/10377637

  61. Kamala and the concept of “our posterity” just don’t go together well, do they?

    Considering all that is going on now, this is the best topic you have to bring up?

  62. Can anyone but a British journalist believe that these idiots were able to win the national election any more than they were able to win primaries? Maybe it would be worse had they cheated and then ruled well, or at least moderately. Biden and Harris do a far better job of keeping doubt alive than Trump or Bannon.

  63. @Zero Philosopher
    Off-topic, but important: COVID is completely exploding out of control. Wow, a million new cases, and 70,000 new cases in one day.
    I wonder what is the psychological impact that this is having at this point. We are almost 2 years into this nightmare, and seems to not be abating. A lot of people are starting to show clear sifgns of PTSD and clinical depression from this.
    https://youtu.be/0u45PmBNquw

    Replies: @Mr. Anon

    Wow! 75-80% of hospital beds are occupied! That’s incredibly frightening! To find a comparable figure to that you’d have to go all the way back to………………….2019. Or maybe even 2018. or 2017.

    And there’s been a huge uptick in people hospitalized (with) Omicron. And the case numbers are exploding! I can’t imagine what is driving these huge case numbers.


    Surely, these are the End of Days!

    • Replies: @Zero Philosopher
    @Mr. Anon

    There has been a great increase in the annual death rate from 2019 compared to 2020 and 2021 that cannot be explained by other means. Statistically, it is a non-trivial increase in deaths that would need to be explained by other extraneous variables, such as a war if COVID is not a factor. Here is the annual death rate from the years up to 2019:
    https://www.prb.org/usdata/indicator/deaths/chart
    As you can see, there is a small annual variation in total number of deaths. with an annual variation averaging 300,000 per year, which mirrors the annual population size increase.
    Conversely, in 2020 there was a statistically significant increase of total deaths to 3,358,814, which represents nearly a doubling of the annual variation. All-cause mortality tends to increase proportionally due to an annual increase in population size, which includes the number of people that die from infectious diseases, such as the seasonal flue. Such a large statistical increase is abnormal, and cannot be accounted by anything other than an extraneous variable.
    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33830988/
    As you can observe, the total number of deaths variation from 2018 to 2019 is roughly ~15,000. Conversely, from 2018 to 2019, there was an increase of 400,000 deaths *above the annual variation* which is roughly stable for almost the 20 years prior.

    Such a massive variation begs some form of explanation because it is a statistical outlier. Usually, things, like wars and pandemics are the only things that can explain that.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Colin Wright

  64. What a weird speech. She sounds, literally, like a text-to-speech program.

  65. I thought the Freudian Slip part was “….. to form a more perfect union …”, in that it more or less describes her, (totally unwarranted), climax to power whilst working, in the whore sense of the word, under Willy Brown’s brown willie.

    • Replies: @G. Poulin
    @Anonymous

    I could have sworn she said "to form a more Soviet Union".

  66. @Zoos
    That warbling, high-strung voice of hers is amazing. Makes my skin crawl every time!

    Her disheveled demeanor, coupled with thinly veiled malicious intent, empowered by a disadvantaged intellect is… remarkable.

    Kamala's consistent performance should inspire Congress to adopt a new nomenclature for her self-perpetuating role in office.

    She has clearly earned the new government title of "First Ex-Wife"

    Replies: @Fred C Dobbs, @TTSSYF

    Her voice has the same effect on me as Entertainment Tonight’s Mary Hart had on Kramer. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Good_Samaritan_(Seinfeld)

    • Replies: @Stan Adams
    @Fred C Dobbs

    Kramer's condition was based on a real-life case:
    https://www.upi.com/Archives/1991/07/11/Mary-Harts-voice-triggers-seizures/6469679204800/

    WARNING: The following video might trigger seizures. Watch at your own risk:



    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tz2HQWAX4Jc

  67. “Posterity” isn’t a word commonly used these days, of course. But here’s the thing: Every American has at least *heard* it because it’s in the Preamble (and I think some other documents of that era). Heck, there was even an original Star Trek episode in which a group of dispossessed American-analogues recite the Pledge and Preamble as mantras as they fight, and eventually succeed in defeating, their Asian Communist rivals.

    But here’s the thing: Harris was born to two non-Americans and raised outside the United States. It’s very clear from her stilted, teleprompted reading that she has never, in fact, encountered the Preamble. I wouldn’t rule out that she had never *encountered* the word before this speech and has no idea what it means. (It helps that she’s an America-hating moron.)

    (Ironically, in that Star Trek episode it gets recited emotionally, and well, at the end by Captain Kirk- an American character, but played by a non-American actor raised outside the US, in the same city as Harris in fact.)

    • Thanks: bomag
  68. @SafeNow
    @JimDandy

    How would/will Kamala manage? The thinking is that Biden established the precedent that the President is someone who reads from a Teleprompter. And, after reading the script, the Q&A from reporters is carefully regulated. Finally, the MSM is protective. Denial is unnecessary because the assumption is that the above Biden template would be readily transferable to Kamala.

    Replies: @Paul Jolliffe, @Anon

    I agree – a concise, accurate definition of a modern “American” president.

    I would add, though, that should the modern president deviate in any way from the approved Deep State script, the friendly elite media will turn on him (or her) in a flash. (See Afghan pullout.)

    I predict that babbling Joe Biden will remain in office as long as he pushes booster shots. But should he ever hesitate, stories in the NYT or WaPo would appear the next day, questioning Biden’s mental fitness.

    Seeing as how he isn’t mentally fit for the job, I’ll bet those stories have already been written, just waiting in a Sword of Damocles way, for the opportune moment.

  69. “Dates that occupy not only a place on our calendars, but a place in our collective memory. December 7th, 1941. September 11th, 2001. And January 6th, 2021.” – VP Kamala Harris

    • Replies: @Ron Mexico
    @George

    That'll be right up there with FDR's "Infamy" and Reagan's Challenger speech.

  70. Mumble brain Kamala is a dunce, with her mental functioning the same as senile Joe’s was 20 years ago. Like all Democrap hacks she is hi-IQ in conniving her way into high political office and-or the permanent bureaucracy and-or private/public university administrations. Example – Who runs the California university system, is almost always a DemoCrap hack. Dittos for other states. The man just fired in NY who ran their State University system, was a prime Andrew Cuomo confidant.

    9 Dec 2021–Embattled SUNY Chancellor James Malatras resigned Thursday morning amid mounting calls for his resignation for smearing one of disgraced ex-Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s sexual harassment accusers.

    Conniving as in lying, backstabbing Ho. Go ask Willie her mentor.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @clyde

    Remember that Cuomo, he of the daily fireside Covid chats, was a Democrat hero and a viable candidate for 2024. It's quite possible that Cuomo and all of his allies have been purged in order to clear the way for Kamala. You really have to start looking at our ruling class like the Soviet Politburo or the ruling clique of the CCP, where accusations of "corruption" or ideological deviation are really just power battles.

  71. @Bardon Kaldlan
    Was Kammie's choice to go to Howard,while her sister went to Stanford,-bit of a difference there-and her mother had pulled down major bucks at McGill- was it a calculated move to move through life like her daddy,A privileged negro,or did she simply identify more with her black side?
    The,ahem, not shy Kamala may been chafing at the puritanical Indians in her fam and maybe all those Kwanzaa lectures were having an effect. You remember the fourth day of Kwanza,Yowza,in which we seek to "get it on"?

    Replies: @anon, @Jack D

    Kamala’s dad is legit.

    She a ho.

  72. @JimDandy
    That could be the President of the United States. One minute from now. Or tonight. Or tomorrow. Or a couple months from now.

    Are the right and left united in living in denial of this fact?

    Replies: @AnotherDad, @SafeNow, @clyde, @R.G. Camara, @Eustace Tilley (not), @Supply and Demand, @Richard B, @Bardon Kaldian

    That could be the President of the United States. One minute from now. Or tonight. Or tomorrow. Or a couple months from now.

    Fake Doc Jill is fierce. She knows all Joe’s allies in DC, even if he gets hazy on them. Fake Jill can drag Joe over the four year finish line. She pushed, poked, prodded Joe into running, for all the status, honor, prestige. This legacy gets cut in half if the DemoCrap PTB run Joe out halfway through. Fake Jill knows this, will not permit this. Me money is on the Jill-Joe combo to be in for the full four.

    In contrast, Kamala’s DC base is puny and 100% transactional. She has been a DC denizen for 6 years. While the Jill-Joe combo have been schmoozing, getting schmeared*, been networking there for 40+ years. Giving them a DC base 10x as extensive as Kalifornia Kamala’s.

    schmeared* —bribed, paid off

    • Thanks: bomag
    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @clyde

    If Saturday Night Live wanted to be funny about the Biden Administration, they'd play up the Kamala vs. Dr. Jill war.

    Replies: @clyde, @Cloudbuster, @ArthurinCali

    , @LP5
    @clyde

    Heels Up really did mean prosperity. She saw the incredible grift of fellow Golden Staters Feinstein and Pelosi and knew that there was a path to loot, er, fortune. She just wasn't smart enough, or unabrasive enough, to make necessary connections to anyone who actually gave a shit about cultivating her.

  73. @JimDandy
    That could be the President of the United States. One minute from now. Or tonight. Or tomorrow. Or a couple months from now.

    Are the right and left united in living in denial of this fact?

    Replies: @AnotherDad, @SafeNow, @clyde, @R.G. Camara, @Eustace Tilley (not), @Supply and Demand, @Richard B, @Bardon Kaldian

    Dude, chillax. Everybody knows Biden isn’t in charge, and everyone knows that Heels Up Harris wouldn’t be in charge even if installed as the figurehead president.

  74. She kept blinking because her hair was hanging over her right eye and touching her eyelashes. If she was reading from a teleprompter, that would be very distractive. Couldn’t she wear a barrette or something?

  75. @clyde
    @JimDandy


    That could be the President of the United States. One minute from now. Or tonight. Or tomorrow. Or a couple months from now.
     
    Fake Doc Jill is fierce. She knows all Joe's allies in DC, even if he gets hazy on them. Fake Jill can drag Joe over the four year finish line. She pushed, poked, prodded Joe into running, for all the status, honor, prestige. This legacy gets cut in half if the DemoCrap PTB run Joe out halfway through. Fake Jill knows this, will not permit this. Me money is on the Jill-Joe combo to be in for the full four.

    In contrast, Kamala's DC base is puny and 100% transactional. She has been a DC denizen for 6 years. While the Jill-Joe combo have been schmoozing, getting schmeared*, been networking there for 40+ years. Giving them a DC base 10x as extensive as Kalifornia Kamala's.

    schmeared* ---bribed, paid off

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @LP5

    If Saturday Night Live wanted to be funny about the Biden Administration, they’d play up the Kamala vs. Dr. Jill war.

    • Replies: @clyde
    @Steve Sailer


    If Saturday Night Live wanted to be funny about the Biden Administration, they’d play up the Kamala vs. Dr. Jill war.
     
    Fake Doc Jill to you! Jill vs Kams, there can only be one queen bee in the Washingtoon DC hive. Dang gutless libs at SNL.... Here are Jill's particulars. Not only does she not have an easy PhD is Edu., like Bill Cosby got at U of Amherst. Fake Doc Jill has a >>>>>

    National Review
    Jill Biden’s Doctorate Is Garbage Because Her Dissertation Is Garbage
    Kyle Smith
    December 16, 2020 --- https://news.yahoo.com/jill-biden-doctorate-garbage-because-212259558.html --

    Insisting on being called “Doctor” when you don’t heal people is, among most holders of doctorates, seen as a gauche, silly, cringey ego trip. Consider “Dr.” Jill Biden, who doesn’t even hold a Ph.D. but rather a lesser Ed.D., something of a joke in the academic world. President-elect Joe Biden once explained that his wife sought the degree purely for status reasons: “She said, ‘I was so sick of the mail coming to Sen. and Mrs. Biden. I wanted to get mail addressed to Dr. and Sen. Biden.’ That’s the real reason she got her doctorate,” Joe Biden has said.

    Mrs. Biden wanted the credential for its own sake. As for its quality, well. She got it from the University of Delaware, whose ties to her husband, its most illustrious alumnus if you don’t count Joe Flacco, run so deep that it has a school of public policy named after him. That the University of Delaware would have rejected her 2006 dissertation as sloppy, poorly written, non-academic, and barely fit for a middle-school Social Studies classroom (all of which it is) when her husband had been representing its state in the U.S. Senate for more than three decades was about as likely as Tom Hagen telling Vito Corleone that his wife is a fat sow on payday. The only risk to the University of Delaware was that it might strain its collective wrist in its rush to rubber-stamp her doctoral paper.
     

    Replies: @Sick 'n Tired

    , @Cloudbuster
    @Steve Sailer

    They'd also do sketches of Jill inserting herself into medical emergencies, "Out of the way! I'm a doctor!" and invariably causing the death of her hapless target. SNL was willing to go that dark during the Dan Ackroyd "Ex Police" sketch days.

    https://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/xpolice/3007498

    , @ArthurinCali
    @Steve Sailer

    Most would probably disagree with me, but the 90s SNL political skits are still comedy gold in my view. Phil Hartman as Bill Clinton, yakking it up at McDonald's; Dana Carvey as George Bush I, Norm McDonald as Bob Dole, et all. The reason it was funny is how the shots were aimed across the aisle at all political players on the field, not partisan slanted for the home team constantly. Comedy for comedies sake, not red team/blue team point scoring as we see now.

    Replies: @clyde

  76. @Mr. Anon
    By the way, there's an insurrection going on now - a real insurrection - in Khazakhstan. The Russians are intervening to help the existing Khazakh government put it down.

    Let me guess - the Democrats, and most Republicans, in Congress will be all in favor of this insurrection.

    Replies: @but an humble craftsman, @Jack D

    My religion forbids me to bet against you.

    That, and common sense too.

  77. @advancedatheist
    And yet Catholics don't seem to have a problem with letting posterity-less men and women tell then what to believe, how to behave and how to run their church. The celibate Catholic leadership system challenges the notion that people need to have an investment into their own children to act with a low time preference.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Ben tillman, @bomag, @Pericles

    …letting posterity-less men and women tell then what to believe

    Well, they are supposed to be married to the Church/Christ and maintain that institution for posterity.

    An example would be homosexuals, who have a priesthood, dedicated to the cause, that happily works and advocates for homosexuality. The Catholics should be so lucky to have priests, bishops, and a pope that would do such work on behalf of families and future generations of people bringing forth children.

  78. @Ben tillman
    She actually said posperity . . . prosterity

    Replies: @Dieter Kief

    She actually said posperity . . . prosterity

    Oh – she did? – So what! This clearly was not something that came from deep down inside of her and had been censored enough by her super-ego to be suppressed and – then broke to the surface of her social life in public – that’s just not what has happened here. And thus – no. A banal slip of her tongue, that’s what that was. – No Freudian slip.

  79. @Steve Sailer
    @clyde

    If Saturday Night Live wanted to be funny about the Biden Administration, they'd play up the Kamala vs. Dr. Jill war.

    Replies: @clyde, @Cloudbuster, @ArthurinCali

    If Saturday Night Live wanted to be funny about the Biden Administration, they’d play up the Kamala vs. Dr. Jill war.

    Fake Doc Jill to you! Jill vs Kams, there can only be one queen bee in the Washingtoon DC hive. Dang gutless libs at SNL…. Here are Jill’s particulars. Not only does she not have an easy PhD is Edu., like Bill Cosby got at U of Amherst. Fake Doc Jill has a >>>>>

    National Review
    Jill Biden’s Doctorate Is Garbage Because Her Dissertation Is Garbage
    Kyle Smith
    December 16, 2020 — https://news.yahoo.com/jill-biden-doctorate-garbage-because-212259558.html

    Insisting on being called “Doctor” when you don’t heal people is, among most holders of doctorates, seen as a gauche, silly, cringey ego trip. Consider “Dr.” Jill Biden, who doesn’t even hold a Ph.D. but rather a lesser Ed.D., something of a joke in the academic world. President-elect Joe Biden once explained that his wife sought the degree purely for status reasons: “She said, ‘I was so sick of the mail coming to Sen. and Mrs. Biden. I wanted to get mail addressed to Dr. and Sen. Biden.’ That’s the real reason she got her doctorate,” Joe Biden has said.

    Mrs. Biden wanted the credential for its own sake. As for its quality, well. She got it from the University of Delaware, whose ties to her husband, its most illustrious alumnus if you don’t count Joe Flacco, run so deep that it has a school of public policy named after him. That the University of Delaware would have rejected her 2006 dissertation as sloppy, poorly written, non-academic, and barely fit for a middle-school Social Studies classroom (all of which it is) when her husband had been representing its state in the U.S. Senate for more than three decades was about as likely as Tom Hagen telling Vito Corleone that his wife is a fat sow on payday. The only risk to the University of Delaware was that it might strain its collective wrist in its rush to rubber-stamp her doctoral paper.

    • Replies: @Sick 'n Tired
    @clyde

    Anyone can be a doctor, just choose it as a prefix next time you apply for a credit card. The bills will arrive at your house addressed to Dr Sick 'n Tired MD. If delived to the wrong address, your neighbors will be impressed.

  80. @SafeNow
    @JimDandy

    How would/will Kamala manage? The thinking is that Biden established the precedent that the President is someone who reads from a Teleprompter. And, after reading the script, the Q&A from reporters is carefully regulated. Finally, the MSM is protective. Denial is unnecessary because the assumption is that the above Biden template would be readily transferable to Kamala.

    Replies: @Paul Jolliffe, @Anon

    Biden = Andropov

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Anon

    More like Konstantin Chernenko, the emphysemic , short lived - in Soviet premier terms, General Secretary.

    The main of whom Denis Healey - UK Labour Party MP, Yorkshireman, and all round political bruiser said "looked quite frankly corpse-like", in a typical blunt, bluff and charming turn of phrase.

  81. Kacklin’ Kamala is a donkey’s posterior.

  82. @Wokechoke
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Yup. She is childless.

    Replies: @JimB, @Cloudbuster, @AndrewR

    And a foreigner, not an inheritor of this nation’s posterity. A sensible reading of the natural born citizen clause wouldn’t even leave her eligible: neither of her parents was a US citizen when she was born

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @Cloudbuster

    That's not salient. That both her mother and her father were temporary residents on student visas is.

  83. @Reg Cæsar
    @Jack D


    But in reality I don’t think she has any religion.
     
    This is why claims of Obama's Islamicity were overwrought. The man gave almost no evidence of believing in God at all.

    Replies: @Escher, @PaceLaw, @Cloudbuster, @Spangel226

    Comments I would make about Obama being secretly Muslim were strictly to piss off Obamaphiles and I feel no shame about that.

  84. @Steve Sailer
    @clyde

    If Saturday Night Live wanted to be funny about the Biden Administration, they'd play up the Kamala vs. Dr. Jill war.

    Replies: @clyde, @Cloudbuster, @ArthurinCali

    They’d also do sketches of Jill inserting herself into medical emergencies, “Out of the way! I’m a doctor!” and invariably causing the death of her hapless target. SNL was willing to go that dark during the Dan Ackroyd “Ex Police” sketch days.

    https://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/xpolice/3007498

  85. @Citizen of a Silly Country
    @Steve Sailer

    Always so clever.

    I guess we know where to come for witty banter on the deck of the Titanic.

    Me, I'm trying to figure out a way to get as many of my people - and, no, that doesn't mean my fellow "citizens" - onto the life boats.

    I'll probably fail, but, at least, I'm trying.

    How about a Sailer Strategy for white Americans?

    Btw, I'm fine if you don't believe in identity politics for any group but can't you just be open about the fact that you don't believe whites should organize politically like literally every single other group.

    Murray states it loud and clear. Admittedly, it makes him look like a fool, but I suspect that you could present the case as to whites should lie back and think of Citizenism better than Murray.

    Either way, time to come clean about your views on white identity politics. Just be honest.

    Replies: @silviosilver, @Buroaker, @Intelligent Dasein

    White identity politics is a bit like economic prosperity, in that you can’t rush it, you can only grow into it.

    Going out in a fit of rage isn’t going attract more people to your cause; it’ll only cement your irrelevance.

  86. @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    I'm honestly trying to remember, and can't at the moment. Did Steve directly mention Ashli Babbitt's death January 6, 2021 during the ensuing days or weeks post- "insurrection?"

    I don't think that such a person, an honest perhaps overzealous wanting to exercise her first amendment rights to peaceably protest an election (she was in fact unarmed), don't think that such a person should be so quickly tossed down the memory hole.

    If that's too much noticing, or inappropriate noticing on January 6, only a year later, then so be it.

    Ashli Babbitt.

    She should not so quickly be forgotten.

    Replies: @Citizen of a Silly Country, @MEH 0910

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/daunte-wright-and-ashli-babbitt-you-cant-get-much-more-who-whom-than-this/

  87. @advancedatheist
    And yet Catholics don't seem to have a problem with letting posterity-less men and women tell then what to believe, how to behave and how to run their church. The celibate Catholic leadership system challenges the notion that people need to have an investment into their own children to act with a low time preference.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Ben tillman, @bomag, @Pericles

    Lol, so how is the Atheism+ working out for you?

  88. @Mr. Anon
    Did anybody else see Tucker Carlson's show tonight? It contained a really remarkable incident. He interviewed Ted Cruz, who came on to the show practically groveling, after begging Carlson to give him some airtime. This all happened in response to Cruz's comments yesterday that the January 6th rioters were "violent terrorists". I guess Cruz saw some of the feedback (by conservatives) on Twitter and other forums where people were saying that Cruz had destroyed his own political career.

    I have never seen the unforgiveable gaffe / please-please-forgive-me cycle played out faster.

    It was pretty illustrative of Cruz's oiliness and shifty opportunism.

    Replies: @Adept

    Cruz, Harris, and Biden are proof enough of the notion that we should restrict lawyers from holding political office. Besides the obvious conflicts of interest, there’s the fact that, as Plato wrote, the lawyer is “not only a life-long litigant, always spending his days in court either suing someone or being sued, but also a person of bad taste who prides himself on this. He is ready to fancy that he is the past master of every form of cunning; and he will take every crooked turn, and wiggle in and out of every hole, bending like a willow and getting away with it.”

  89. @The Alarmist
    The bigger tell is that all these shills, Repubes too, talk about the “Threat to our democracy.”

    Yes, it is their democracy, and we the people have no reasonable expectation to say how it should be run or how we should be governed.

    Now mask up and boost up and go back to living in fear, slave.

    Replies: @G. Poulin

    Yes, and if democracy means local self-government, then we don’t really have that either, do we?

  90. @Zoos
    That warbling, high-strung voice of hers is amazing. Makes my skin crawl every time!

    Her disheveled demeanor, coupled with thinly veiled malicious intent, empowered by a disadvantaged intellect is… remarkable.

    Kamala's consistent performance should inspire Congress to adopt a new nomenclature for her self-perpetuating role in office.

    She has clearly earned the new government title of "First Ex-Wife"

    Replies: @Fred C Dobbs, @TTSSYF

    Agreed. I’m surprised her nasally voice doesn’t get commented on more than it does. I find it repulsive.

  91. @Anonymous
    I thought the Freudian Slip part was "..... to form a more perfect union ...", in that it more or less describes her, (totally unwarranted), climax to power whilst working, in the whore sense of the word, under Willy Brown's brown willie.

    Replies: @G. Poulin

    I could have sworn she said “to form a more Soviet Union”.

  92. Kamala merely underscores a view (which I happen to share) that the demokrat party is really nothing more than The Free Stuff party.

  93. @Anon
    @SafeNow

    Biden = Andropov

    Replies: @Anonymous

    More like Konstantin Chernenko, the emphysemic , short lived – in Soviet premier terms, General Secretary.

    The main of whom Denis Healey – UK Labour Party MP, Yorkshireman, and all round political bruiser said “looked quite frankly corpse-like”, in a typical blunt, bluff and charming turn of phrase.

  94. @Coemgen
    Democracy has been redefined to a mean a slightly lesser degree of totalitarianism than Socialism which itself is a lesser degree of totalitarianism than Communism.

    Replies: @Alrenous

    It’s not hard to show that democracy is inherently totalitarian. Of course you won’t listen to me, so let’s summarize some Plato for laughs.

    “In such a democratic state, everyone is more or less equally free of any responsibility to anyone else, including service to the state. No one is obliged to give orders; no one is obliged to take orders; no justice can be respected or meted out.”

    “Although the son may not even respect money, he will probably not respect anything else; he will become shiftless, kind of a reed in the wind, unable to control his desires, which will probably fluctuate wildly. Lacking any ability to discern differences in appetite, he will probably live solely for the moment, and he will be rudderless. His will be a life without order.”

    “If oligarchy is greedy for money, so is democracy greedy for absolute freedom; it recognizes no authority whatever, neither familial nor militaristic nor academic.” Indeed under Revolution the old must respect the young, the wise must respect the fool, the rich must respect the poor. The thin must respect the fat, and the sane must respect the mad.

    “The rich will complain in the Assembly; the democrats will charge them with being oligarchs and reactionaries.”

    “[The tyrant] will trust no one, certainly not men of reason or compassion. He will surround himself with criminals, and he will finally do criminal acts against the very democrats who elected him.”

    Wait…that last bit has already happened. You would have to work very hard to find anyone at the Capitol who has not earned a criminal record.

    Huh.

  95. @Wokechoke
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Yup. She is childless.

    Replies: @JimB, @Cloudbuster, @AndrewR

    She has a stepdaughter and a niece who are more than happy to use her fame and connections. Both look very dysgenic. Sadly her niece (who seems to have had no father whatsoever) has already bred.

    https://images.app.goo.gl/KEge34rut1YRekky5

  96. @clyde
    @JimDandy


    That could be the President of the United States. One minute from now. Or tonight. Or tomorrow. Or a couple months from now.
     
    Fake Doc Jill is fierce. She knows all Joe's allies in DC, even if he gets hazy on them. Fake Jill can drag Joe over the four year finish line. She pushed, poked, prodded Joe into running, for all the status, honor, prestige. This legacy gets cut in half if the DemoCrap PTB run Joe out halfway through. Fake Jill knows this, will not permit this. Me money is on the Jill-Joe combo to be in for the full four.

    In contrast, Kamala's DC base is puny and 100% transactional. She has been a DC denizen for 6 years. While the Jill-Joe combo have been schmoozing, getting schmeared*, been networking there for 40+ years. Giving them a DC base 10x as extensive as Kalifornia Kamala's.

    schmeared* ---bribed, paid off

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @LP5

    Heels Up really did mean prosperity. She saw the incredible grift of fellow Golden Staters Feinstein and Pelosi and knew that there was a path to loot, er, fortune. She just wasn’t smart enough, or unabrasive enough, to make necessary connections to anyone who actually gave a shit about cultivating her.

  97. @OneOff
    Speaking of posterity, I've not paid much attention to Kamala's posterior. Does it measure up?

    Replies: @Ganderson

    I’d say in her Willie Brown (or is it Brown’s willie) days she was a solid 7; today she’s “good looking for her age”.

    Or put another way gals like Kam and Kristen Synema are politician 8s.

    Noem is a solid 8-9, and off the scale for female politicos, not to mention grandmothers.

  98. @The Germ Theory of Disease
    None of this makes any difference anyway. Joe and Kam are in charge of exactly nothing, they have about as much political power as Jimmy Kimmel and that Colbert guy.

    We are actually ruled (ruled, mind you, not governed as a free people) by a faceless invisible junta. It's been that way for longer than you think, and will continue for longer than you think.

    Replies: @Sick 'n Tired

    It’s always been suspected that we are ruled by a shadow government, but it’s never been as blatantly obvious as it is now. The older I get the more I realize adult life is no different than being in high school. Kids run for class president with promises of getting a soda machine in the lunchroom, longer lunch periods, or some other empty promises, but once elected, all their ideas are over ruled by the actual people who run the school. Their duty is to nothing more than a mouth piece for student meetings, and help plan dances and other fund rasing drives which encourage students to pay for something out of pocket.

    • Agree: Mr. Anon
    • Thanks: JohnnyWalker123
    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    @Sick 'n Tired

    Nicely put.

  99. @Steve Sailer
    @Anon

    My favorite bookstore in Chicago was Stuart Brent's across Michigan Avenue from the Burberry Store. One time I saw Saul Bellow browsing there, looking like he'd just dropped $5,000 at Burberry: think Yiddish, dress British.

    Replies: @Citizen of a Silly Country, @cityview, @Ganderson, @Jack D

    “Dress British”, at least the way Steve means it here is never bad advice.

    Over the past couple years I’ve seen the incredible decline of three of my favorite cities, Minneapolis-St. Paul, NYC, and Göteborg. Chicago is a close fourth on that list of declining faves; perhaps my favorite thing to eat from anywhere is a cinnamon roll from Ann Sather. If I lived near Belmont and Clark I’d weigh as much as Governor Pritzger.

    The world I grew up in is gone, not to return in the 20 or so years I have left.

    • Replies: @Bill Jones
    @Ganderson

    I spoke to an In-law, back in England last week for the first time in a decade. I mentioned that when next I'm in Europe, I might have to stop by Northampton, his town, because Church's Shoes are based there. He tells me that they are now owned by Gucci.

    Nothing is sacred.

  100. @JimDandy
    @Anon

    Pritzger, Illinois' 500 Lb Health Czar, is in isolation because Covid.

    Replies: @Ganderson

  101. @clyde
    @Steve Sailer


    If Saturday Night Live wanted to be funny about the Biden Administration, they’d play up the Kamala vs. Dr. Jill war.
     
    Fake Doc Jill to you! Jill vs Kams, there can only be one queen bee in the Washingtoon DC hive. Dang gutless libs at SNL.... Here are Jill's particulars. Not only does she not have an easy PhD is Edu., like Bill Cosby got at U of Amherst. Fake Doc Jill has a >>>>>

    National Review
    Jill Biden’s Doctorate Is Garbage Because Her Dissertation Is Garbage
    Kyle Smith
    December 16, 2020 --- https://news.yahoo.com/jill-biden-doctorate-garbage-because-212259558.html --

    Insisting on being called “Doctor” when you don’t heal people is, among most holders of doctorates, seen as a gauche, silly, cringey ego trip. Consider “Dr.” Jill Biden, who doesn’t even hold a Ph.D. but rather a lesser Ed.D., something of a joke in the academic world. President-elect Joe Biden once explained that his wife sought the degree purely for status reasons: “She said, ‘I was so sick of the mail coming to Sen. and Mrs. Biden. I wanted to get mail addressed to Dr. and Sen. Biden.’ That’s the real reason she got her doctorate,” Joe Biden has said.

    Mrs. Biden wanted the credential for its own sake. As for its quality, well. She got it from the University of Delaware, whose ties to her husband, its most illustrious alumnus if you don’t count Joe Flacco, run so deep that it has a school of public policy named after him. That the University of Delaware would have rejected her 2006 dissertation as sloppy, poorly written, non-academic, and barely fit for a middle-school Social Studies classroom (all of which it is) when her husband had been representing its state in the U.S. Senate for more than three decades was about as likely as Tom Hagen telling Vito Corleone that his wife is a fat sow on payday. The only risk to the University of Delaware was that it might strain its collective wrist in its rush to rubber-stamp her doctoral paper.
     

    Replies: @Sick 'n Tired

    Anyone can be a doctor, just choose it as a prefix next time you apply for a credit card. The bills will arrive at your house addressed to Dr Sick ‘n Tired MD. If delived to the wrong address, your neighbors will be impressed.

  102. @Reg Cæsar
    @Jack D


    But in reality I don’t think she has any religion.
     
    This is why claims of Obama's Islamicity were overwrought. The man gave almost no evidence of believing in God at all.

    Replies: @Escher, @PaceLaw, @Cloudbuster, @Spangel226

    In fairness, I doubt bill clinton or trump is much of a believer in god either.

  103. Has there been a book about the 2020 campaign yet? It’s hard to believe no one’s leaked about the maneuvering that got Joe the nomination and Kam in as VP. Don’t the Bernie Bros care?

  104. @Trelane
    Posterity. Kamala has none. But by her age I'd be willing to bet she has been pregnant at one time or another.

    Replies: @TWS, @Mr. Grey

    Probably several times. If her abortions are not in the double digits she’s had her tubes tied or made sterile due to one or more raging pelvic infection.

  105. @Anon
    OT: Speaking of slips, "Author faces backlash for book claiming Rittenhouse killed 'two Black men' while waging 'race war'." Kara Cooney writes retarded books about Egypt. Yes, she mentioned Rittenhouse in a book about Egypt, God only knows why.

    https://www.foxnews.com/media/author-book-rittenhouse-killed-two-black-men-race-war

    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/57355939-the-good-kings?from_search=true&from_srp=true&qid=2Zrk0Xv2yi&rank=3

    Replies: @TWS

    You just drop hotep bait like this and not a nibble? What happened to our black Supremacists?

  106. @Anon
    OT: Oh, boy. Black criminals dump loot in front of Governor Pritzker's house just to show off and humiliate him. Daley (Either one), wouldn't have stood for this.

    "Armed men raid Lakeview stores, dump booty outside governor’s house, then break into Burberry store AGAIN."

    https://cwbchicago.com/2022/01/armed-men-raid-lakeview-stores-dump-booty-outside-governors-house-then-break-into-burberry-store-again.html

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @JimDandy, @TWS

    It’s kinda like the mobs running Chicago except without any of the dignity, style, or self control.

  107. @Bardon Kaldlan
    Was Kammie's choice to go to Howard,while her sister went to Stanford,-bit of a difference there-and her mother had pulled down major bucks at McGill- was it a calculated move to move through life like her daddy,A privileged negro,or did she simply identify more with her black side?
    The,ahem, not shy Kamala may been chafing at the puritanical Indians in her fam and maybe all those Kwanzaa lectures were having an effect. You remember the fourth day of Kwanza,Yowza,in which we seek to "get it on"?

    Replies: @anon, @Jack D

    and her mother had pulled down major bucks at McGill

    I highly doubt this. Canadian faculty salaries, especially at that time, were hardly princely. I’m sure that they didn’t go hungry but to say that she made “major bucks” is a gross exaggeration. Kamala’s mom was a serious biological research scientist who studied breast cancer, not some kind of SJW, and I’m sure she earned every penny of her salary.

  108. @Mr. Anon
    By the way, there's an insurrection going on now - a real insurrection - in Khazakhstan. The Russians are intervening to help the existing Khazakh government put it down.

    Let me guess - the Democrats, and most Republicans, in Congress will be all in favor of this insurrection.

    Replies: @but an humble craftsman, @Jack D

    Why shouldn’t Americans be in favor of an insurrection against a repressive regime? Are you saying we should favor Kazakhstan’s dicator?

    • Thanks: Johann Ricke
    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    @Jack D


    Why shouldn’t Americans be in favor of an insurrection against a repressive regime? Are you saying we should favor Kazakhstan’s dicator?
     
    Why should I especially care? Anyway, what will he to be replaced with? Hell Fire missiles and gay pride parades - the usual accoutrements of American nation building?
  109. @Citizen of a Silly Country
    @Steve Sailer

    Always so clever.

    I guess we know where to come for witty banter on the deck of the Titanic.

    Me, I'm trying to figure out a way to get as many of my people - and, no, that doesn't mean my fellow "citizens" - onto the life boats.

    I'll probably fail, but, at least, I'm trying.

    How about a Sailer Strategy for white Americans?

    Btw, I'm fine if you don't believe in identity politics for any group but can't you just be open about the fact that you don't believe whites should organize politically like literally every single other group.

    Murray states it loud and clear. Admittedly, it makes him look like a fool, but I suspect that you could present the case as to whites should lie back and think of Citizenism better than Murray.

    Either way, time to come clean about your views on white identity politics. Just be honest.

    Replies: @silviosilver, @Buroaker, @Intelligent Dasein

    Steve notices things
    People have predictable ways
    And one can talk about them
    Steve writes about many things he notices
    Of course, others notice things also …
    Figgers don’t lie but liars figger..

  110. @Steve Sailer
    @Anon

    My favorite bookstore in Chicago was Stuart Brent's across Michigan Avenue from the Burberry Store. One time I saw Saul Bellow browsing there, looking like he'd just dropped $5,000 at Burberry: think Yiddish, dress British.

    Replies: @Citizen of a Silly Country, @cityview, @Ganderson, @Jack D

    One time I saw Saul Bellow browsing there, looking like he’d just dropped \$5,000 at Burberry: think Yiddish, dress British.

    Bellow was a fashion patzer compared to his buddy Allan Bloom. In his roman a clef, Ravelstein, Bellow goes on and on (with apparently envy) about how Ravelstein (meaning Bloom), now that he has made it rich off of a best seller (meaning The Closing of the American Mind) , likes to buy incredibly expensive French and Italian coture clothing made of the finest silk and cashmere (and then spills food all over them). Burberry is like Robert Hall compared to Lanvin.

  111. @Fred C Dobbs
    @Zoos

    Her voice has the same effect on me as Entertainment Tonight's Mary Hart had on Kramer. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Good_Samaritan_(Seinfeld)

    Replies: @Stan Adams

    Kramer’s condition was based on a real-life case:
    https://www.upi.com/Archives/1991/07/11/Mary-Harts-voice-triggers-seizures/6469679204800/

    WARNING: The following video might trigger seizures. Watch at your own risk:

    [MORE]

  112. @Colin Wright
    For those of us with a black sense of humor (pun not intended), Kamala Harris, Presidentrix is a pretty comic concept.

    Ideally, it would be somebody else's country, of course...

    Replies: @AnotherDad

    Thanks Colin.

    Presidentrix

    is indeed pretty darn good. Good mocking fun.

    But what i’m waiting–so far in vain–for is not just mocking the incompetence of the particular pathetic gnomes, but Republican/conservative ideologues and politicians willing to stab right at the heart of minoritarianism.

    Words like
    — “Parasite party”
    — “the number one job of any state is to protect its nation’s people from invasion from foreigners and our elites refuse to do this”
    — “immigration is population replacement”
    — “BLM is a lie”
    — “George Floyd OD’d”
    — “Michael Brown reaching into Darren Wilson’s car and fought to take away his gun, causing it to fire; then chased by Wilson, Brown–a big man–turned around and charged Darren Wilson; that’s when he was shot”
    — “Trayvon Martin was a young thug; he knocked down George Zimmerman and was witnessed on top of him “reining down blows MMA style” and slamming his head into the concrete, when Zimmerman shot him”
    — “blacks commit way, way more crime than whites; that’s why they have way way more contact with the police”
    — “blacks commit 5 to 10 times more crime–especially violent crime–per person than whites and are only killed by police and are only shot by police 2-3 times more per person”
    — “the Democrats’ summer of riots and arson”
    — “the Democrats’ Antifa street thugs/street fighting arm”
    — “the rule-of-law is precious and the Democrats have trashed it”
    — “obnoxious dudes with dicks are not in women”
    — “people who poison confused attention-seeking young women are evil; people who excuse it make a politics out of it are truly a new level contemptible evil”
    — “there are only two sexes”
    — “men and women are not the same, they are different, but complementary; nature requires we get together, enjoy each other to produce children to propagate the species; civilization requires we do this by getting married and forming families to propagate not just our genes, but the habits and skills of a civilized people”
    — “people who denigrate sexual dimorphism, marriage, family and children are enemies of civilization–evil people”
    — “diversity is not a strength but always a source of contention and conflict”
    — “mass immigration lowers wages, raises housing costs, congests our highways, raises taxes, destroys open space and the environment … destroys the Amercian Dream”
    — “‘nation of immigrants’–in other words immigration forever–mathematically means immigration continues and continues and continues until America is so crowded, so diverse and disordered, so unpleasant that no one else in the world wants to come … and immigration finally stops. “nation of immigrants” literally means making America the worse place on earth.”
    — “people put locks on door of stuff they want to protect”
    — “the two most important tasks of the America government:
    1) protect American territory from invasion, keeping it for Americans forever
    2) create conditions ideal for healthy, competent, productive young men and women to get married, have children and create families that carry the American nation–our people and culture, traditions and valves–to the next generation
    — “young people having children, building families are the most important people in America”
    — “‘democracy’ is not rule by judges and bureaucrats”
    — “our founders tried to create a system specifically to stop parasitic elites from ruling the people–unfortunately the parasites have hijacked it”
    — “republican government is specifically the ability of productive responsible men to govern themselves”
    — “people have an absolute right to live with others with whom they share common norms and valves … this is what separate communities and separate nations are for”
    — “if Americans no longer agree on common public norms; if we no longer share the same valves, then it is time to separate”
    — “Americans are no longer one people, one nation; it’s time we separate into two different nations–America and Rainbow”

    Plenty more where that came from … i’m here all week!

    Seriously, when are we going to get conservatives who tell the truth? And act like they want to actually conserve anything?

    • Agree: Colin Wright
  113. @Mr. Anon
    @Zero Philosopher

    Wow! 75-80% of hospital beds are occupied! That's incredibly frightening! To find a comparable figure to that you'd have to go all the way back to......................2019. Or maybe even 2018. or 2017.

    And there's been a huge uptick in people hospitalized (with) Omicron. And the case numbers are exploding! I can't imagine what is driving these huge case numbers.


    https://cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/200707171013-coronavirus-testing-florida-0706-full-169.jpg

    Surely, these are the End of Days!

    Replies: @Zero Philosopher

    There has been a great increase in the annual death rate from 2019 compared to 2020 and 2021 that cannot be explained by other means. Statistically, it is a non-trivial increase in deaths that would need to be explained by other extraneous variables, such as a war if COVID is not a factor. Here is the annual death rate from the years up to 2019:
    https://www.prb.org/usdata/indicator/deaths/chart
    As you can see, there is a small annual variation in total number of deaths. with an annual variation averaging 300,000 per year, which mirrors the annual population size increase.
    Conversely, in 2020 there was a statistically significant increase of total deaths to 3,358,814, which represents nearly a doubling of the annual variation. All-cause mortality tends to increase proportionally due to an annual increase in population size, which includes the number of people that die from infectious diseases, such as the seasonal flue. Such a large statistical increase is abnormal, and cannot be accounted by anything other than an extraneous variable.
    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33830988/
    As you can observe, the total number of deaths variation from 2018 to 2019 is roughly ~15,000. Conversely, from 2018 to 2019, there was an increase of 400,000 deaths *above the annual variation* which is roughly stable for almost the 20 years prior.

    Such a massive variation begs some form of explanation because it is a statistical outlier. Usually, things, like wars and pandemics are the only things that can explain that.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    @Zero Philosopher

    I wasn't talking about deaths, but about "cases" which in current parlance is anybody who tests positive for SARS-COV-2, even if they aren't sick.

    That graph in the first link you provided is interesting. It showed deaths as relatively flat up to about 2009, and then a steady increase up to 2019 amounting to about a 20% increase over the 2009 level. I assume that's largely due to the Baby Boomers aging out and dying. The Boomers, being such a large cohort of the population, might well represent a demographic overhang - a lot of old people in less than optimal health who are especially likely to die when a pandemic comes along. There isn't really anything surprising about that. And it's hardly a reason to transform society into a medical tyranny.

    Replies: @Zero Philosopher, @BB753, @Wokechoke

    , @Colin Wright
    @Zero Philosopher

    'Such a massive variation begs some form of explanation because it is a statistical outlier. Usually, things, like wars and pandemics are the only things that can explain that.'

    But.

    Have any of the measures we've taken in response made a damned bit of difference?

    After two years of collectively wrecking our lives and bankrupting the treasury -- aren't we about where we would be anyway?

  114. @Steve Sailer
    @clyde

    If Saturday Night Live wanted to be funny about the Biden Administration, they'd play up the Kamala vs. Dr. Jill war.

    Replies: @clyde, @Cloudbuster, @ArthurinCali

    Most would probably disagree with me, but the 90s SNL political skits are still comedy gold in my view. Phil Hartman as Bill Clinton, yakking it up at McDonald’s; Dana Carvey as George Bush I, Norm McDonald as Bob Dole, et all. The reason it was funny is how the shots were aimed across the aisle at all political players on the field, not partisan slanted for the home team constantly. Comedy for comedies sake, not red team/blue team point scoring as we see now.

    • Replies: @clyde
    @ArthurinCali

    Dana Carvey was it, who did? The SNL sketches/parodies of a marijuana addled Paul McCartney were hilarious. They did at least three of them. I am sure stoner Paul laughed the hardest.

    Peak SNL was the first half of the 1990s. My opinion of course. Phil Hartman was my favorite. So of course his deranged wife offed him. Hmmmm... now I am guessing it was for cheating on her. And who wouldn't?


    In 1987, Hartman married former model and aspiring actress Brynn Omdahl (born Vicki Jo Omdahl, April 11, 1958 – May 28, 1998), having met her on a blind date the previous year.[3][7] They had two children, Sean and Birgen Hartman. The marriage had difficulties; she was reportedly intimidated by his success and was frustrated that she could not find any on her own, although neither party wanted a divorce. She was reported to have been jealous and often verbally and/or physically abusive, even sending a letter to his ex-wife, threatening to "rip [Strain's] eyes out" if she spoke to him again.[51] Hartman considered retiring to save the marriage.[7]

    Hartman tried to get Brynn acting roles, but she became progressively reliant on alcohol and narcotics, entering rehab several times. On multiple occasions, he had to remove their children from the household to stay with friends or family because of her drug- and alcohol-fueled outbursts.[3] Because of his close friendship with SNL associate Jan Hooks, Brynn joked on occasion that Hooks and Hartman were married "on some other level".[26] Brynn had written threatening letters addressed to Hooks, warning her to not get close to her husband, but they appeared to have never even been sent, being discovered in her belongings following her death.
     
  115. @Jack D
    @Mr. Anon

    Why shouldn't Americans be in favor of an insurrection against a repressive regime? Are you saying we should favor Kazakhstan's dicator?

    Replies: @Mr. Anon

    Why shouldn’t Americans be in favor of an insurrection against a repressive regime? Are you saying we should favor Kazakhstan’s dicator?

    Why should I especially care? Anyway, what will he to be replaced with? Hell Fire missiles and gay pride parades – the usual accoutrements of American nation building?

  116. @Cloudbuster
    @Wokechoke

    And a foreigner, not an inheritor of this nation's posterity. A sensible reading of the natural born citizen clause wouldn't even leave her eligible: neither of her parents was a US citizen when she was born

    Replies: @Art Deco

    That’s not salient. That both her mother and her father were temporary residents on student visas is.

  117. @JimDandy
    That could be the President of the United States. One minute from now. Or tonight. Or tomorrow. Or a couple months from now.

    Are the right and left united in living in denial of this fact?

    Replies: @AnotherDad, @SafeNow, @clyde, @R.G. Camara, @Eustace Tilley (not), @Supply and Demand, @Richard B, @Bardon Kaldian

    “King Mario Nette Sans-a-Head
    May soon be alarmingly dead!”
    The Producers, Dear Dandy,
    Keep a spare puppet handy
    To read teleprompters instead.

  118. “Voting Rights Bill” …… I don’t know of anyone who has been denied the right to legally vote.

  119. @cityview
    @Steve Sailer

    But the Burberry store on Michigan Avenue has attracted the rap-music crowd for some time now, as do most of the other "luxury" tourist stores. The short block on which it is located is very well-kept, as is the store itself. But all last year there were people lined up in front of the store who didn't live in the surrounding area, all looking at their phones. I'm guessing the store was running a lot of online promotions. There are no Saul Bellows anywhere on Michigan Avenue, not that I've seen.

    Replies: @JimDandy

    A mob of youths looted Brent’s after the Bulls won their third straight championship. The great Mike Royko wrote a great column about it:

    “That the Bulls won that game was entirely incidental. It served only as an excuse for them to try to destroy something that is good so they can manifest the fact that they have life. It certainly wasn’t greed or a search for power. It was an insult. An insult to Chicago, an insult to the human spirit,” [Brent said.]
    ….
    Or, as Brent’s daughter, Amy, neatly summed up: “Why didn’t they take anything? Because they can’t read.”

    Now, thirty years later, if urban bookstore owners said things like that they would be cancelled, permanently.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @JimDandy

    A colleague lived across the street from Stuart Brent's bookstore during the 1992 Michael Jordan riot and told me the people who broke the bookstore's windows were white.

    Replies: @JimDandy, @Bill Jones

  120. @AnotherDad
    @JimDandy


    That could be the President of the United States. One minute from now. Or tonight. Or tomorrow. Or a couple months from now.

    Are the right and left united in living in denial of this fact?
     
    No denial here. And a couple of decades ago, a truly appalling prospect. After Obama somewhat less so, but still appalling.

    But now after what we've seen in the last couple of years--and the "election" of the least credible, most appalling major party presidential ticket ever shoved at the American people--i'm no longer in the denial phase.

    "America" is simply no longer the actual American nation. This is simply where we're at--in all its ugliness. We are an occupied nation.

    Replies: @Ron Mexico

    AD, I have been teaching US History and Govt/Civics for 26 years. I have always taught with a hint of cynicism, but now I just feel like teaching the Constitution/ Bill of Rights/ civic responsibility is me just lying to the students. It’s all bullshit.

    • Agree: AnotherDad
    • Replies: @Reactive Reaction
    @Ron Mexico

    We will not be saved under the terms of the Old Constitution, as amended.

    The Constitution has allowed the bolshevik insurrection to progress this far, and it cannot be allowed to progress further.

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Ron Mexico

    https://www.azquotes.com/vangogh-image-quotes/0/19/Quotation-John-Adams-Our-Constitution-was-made-only-for-a-moral-and-religious-0-19-36.jpg

    , @Mr. Anon
    @Ron Mexico

    I can sympathize. I once believed all that stuff too, but it's impossible to reconcile with the actually existing World around us.

  121. Meanwhile, in the UK:

    Jury in Colston statue trial urged to ‘be on the right side of history’
    In closing speeches, defence for four accused of damaging slave trader memorial say judgment will reverberate around world

    A jury has been urged to “be on the right side of history” by acquitting four defendants accused of criminal damage over the toppling of the statue of the slave trader Edward Colston.

    In closing speeches at Bristol crown court on Tuesday, barristers for the accused argued that the statue, which stood over the multicultural south-west city for 125 years, was so indecent and potentially abusive that it constituted a crime.

    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/jan/04/jury-in-colston-statue-trial-urged-to-be-on-the-right-side-of-history

    And the strategy seems to have worked:

    Colston statue verdict ‘landmark’ in Britain’s slave history

    The acquittal of four people charged with criminal damage after tearing down a statue of Edward Colston is a “landmark” in Britain coming to terms with its past, a TV historian said.

    The memorial to the slave trader was toppled during a Black Lives Matter protest in Bristol on 7 June 2020.

    Rhian Graham, Milo Ponsford, Sage Willoughby and Jake Skuse stood trial.

    Prof David Olusoga said the real offence was in allowing a statue to a mass murderer to stand for 125 years.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-bristol-59892211

  122. @clyde
    Mumble brain Kamala is a dunce, with her mental functioning the same as senile Joe's was 20 years ago. Like all Democrap hacks she is hi-IQ in conniving her way into high political office and-or the permanent bureaucracy and-or private/public university administrations. Example - Who runs the California university system, is almost always a DemoCrap hack. Dittos for other states. The man just fired in NY who ran their State University system, was a prime Andrew Cuomo confidant.

    9 Dec 2021--Embattled SUNY Chancellor James Malatras resigned Thursday morning amid mounting calls for his resignation for smearing one of disgraced ex-Gov. Andrew Cuomo's sexual harassment accusers.
     
    Conniving as in lying, backstabbing Ho. Go ask Willie her mentor.

    Replies: @Jack D

    Remember that Cuomo, he of the daily fireside Covid chats, was a Democrat hero and a viable candidate for 2024. It’s quite possible that Cuomo and all of his allies have been purged in order to clear the way for Kamala. You really have to start looking at our ruling class like the Soviet Politburo or the ruling clique of the CCP, where accusations of “corruption” or ideological deviation are really just power battles.

  123. Posterior? Prosperity? Posterity? Prostate? Huh? WTF? High school education and a couple of years community college 40 years back and THAT’S all I can think of? Fellas, with this group of mediocrities, this shit writes itself.

  124. @Zero Philosopher
    @Mr. Anon

    There has been a great increase in the annual death rate from 2019 compared to 2020 and 2021 that cannot be explained by other means. Statistically, it is a non-trivial increase in deaths that would need to be explained by other extraneous variables, such as a war if COVID is not a factor. Here is the annual death rate from the years up to 2019:
    https://www.prb.org/usdata/indicator/deaths/chart
    As you can see, there is a small annual variation in total number of deaths. with an annual variation averaging 300,000 per year, which mirrors the annual population size increase.
    Conversely, in 2020 there was a statistically significant increase of total deaths to 3,358,814, which represents nearly a doubling of the annual variation. All-cause mortality tends to increase proportionally due to an annual increase in population size, which includes the number of people that die from infectious diseases, such as the seasonal flue. Such a large statistical increase is abnormal, and cannot be accounted by anything other than an extraneous variable.
    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33830988/
    As you can observe, the total number of deaths variation from 2018 to 2019 is roughly ~15,000. Conversely, from 2018 to 2019, there was an increase of 400,000 deaths *above the annual variation* which is roughly stable for almost the 20 years prior.

    Such a massive variation begs some form of explanation because it is a statistical outlier. Usually, things, like wars and pandemics are the only things that can explain that.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Colin Wright

    I wasn’t talking about deaths, but about “cases” which in current parlance is anybody who tests positive for SARS-COV-2, even if they aren’t sick.

    That graph in the first link you provided is interesting. It showed deaths as relatively flat up to about 2009, and then a steady increase up to 2019 amounting to about a 20% increase over the 2009 level. I assume that’s largely due to the Baby Boomers aging out and dying. The Boomers, being such a large cohort of the population, might well represent a demographic overhang – a lot of old people in less than optimal health who are especially likely to die when a pandemic comes along. There isn’t really anything surprising about that. And it’s hardly a reason to transform society into a medical tyranny.

    • Agree: BB753
    • Replies: @Zero Philosopher
    @Mr. Anon

    How do you explain the extra one million Americans dead from 2019 to 2021 compared to the number of deaths in the previous two years before that from 2017 to 2019?

    The increase in annual death rates from 2009 to 2019 doesn't matter, because the increase in annual death rates from 2019 to 2021 is much greater that that, and I hardly think that ageing Boomers could explain such a dramatic increase in such a short period of time.

    And infection rates don't matter either, because I am talking about people that actually died, and not just those that got infected. Some 7.4 million total deaths from 2019 to 2021 compared to roughly 6.5 million from 2017 to 2019 is too big a variation to be explained by the small variation anually caused by flu seasons, or accidents for example(in some years, more people die from accidents than in others, but not to the degree that would explain such a discrepancy).

    I do agree that the response is disproportional to the threat of COVID. It is a midly lethal pathogen, not weaponized ebola.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Zero Philosopher, @Mr. Anon

    , @BB753
    @Mr. Anon

    " it’s hardly a reason to transform society into a medical tyranny."

    Well, the whole point of the overblown Koofid 1984 charade was to establish a technocratic tyranny. There's no stopping this, with society in a trance ( mass psychosis) and our overlords not quite tired of winning.

    , @Wokechoke
    @Mr. Anon

    This a million times. The boomers were not dying off during 2000-2020 as they ought to have. Then came a new cold and culled them belatatedly.

  125. @Sick 'n Tired
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    It's always been suspected that we are ruled by a shadow government, but it's never been as blatantly obvious as it is now. The older I get the more I realize adult life is no different than being in high school. Kids run for class president with promises of getting a soda machine in the lunchroom, longer lunch periods, or some other empty promises, but once elected, all their ideas are over ruled by the actual people who run the school. Their duty is to nothing more than a mouth piece for student meetings, and help plan dances and other fund rasing drives which encourage students to pay for something out of pocket.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon

    Nicely put.

  126. @JimDandy
    That could be the President of the United States. One minute from now. Or tonight. Or tomorrow. Or a couple months from now.

    Are the right and left united in living in denial of this fact?

    Replies: @AnotherDad, @SafeNow, @clyde, @R.G. Camara, @Eustace Tilley (not), @Supply and Demand, @Richard B, @Bardon Kaldian

    I would gladly vote for her again for the top job.

    • Replies: @JimDandy
    @Supply and Demand

    Mmk, let's see here... Are you an accelerationist? Would you vote for her over, say, Tulsi?

  127. Does anyone think that Reagan or Trump were Rhode Scholars or Rickover engineers? At the end of the day, ideology is a lot more important than quiz show brains.

    Really this sort of post is below you. Sort of Hannityish.

  128. anonymous[223] • Disclaimer says:
    @Mr. Anon
    The phrase "Our Democracy" is now all the rage with Democrats. They say it with a kind of dead-eyed fanatacism that other people in the past used when saying "The Reich" or "The Revolution".

    And they really think of it as "Our Democracy", i.e. it belongs to them, not to us deplorables whom the despise. They envision democracy as a dictatorship of progressives. Of course, most of them are fools. What they're trying to achieve will just a feudal state in which most of them will be serfs as much as anyone else.

    Their most cherished beliefs are crap. They believe nonsense such as that a man can be a woman if he chooses. They're borderline insane. It's really getting to be impossible to share a country with these people.

    Replies: @Mike_from_SGV, @anonymous

    Modern Leftists love yabbering about “our democracy” b/c it sounds so egalitarian and Power to the People-ish, but nothing could be further from the truth.

    “They envision democracy as a dictatorship of progressives. ” and are “trying to achieve … a feudal state in which most of them will be serfs as much as anyone else.”

    -Sounds eerily like a redux of Communism, b/c in many ways that’s basically what it is.

    Unfortunately there’s always a fresh supply of useless idiots too dumb to see that the evil puppet-masters pulling their strings are just using them to achieve and then maintain absolute power, and not create some happy utopia of rainbows and unicorns.

    Add the Weaselly-worded buzz phrase “our democracy” to an ever-expanding list of linguistic sludge used by liberal eggheads to promote their insane, pie-in-the-sky ideas:

    -racial equity
    -systemic racism
    -climate change
    -reproductive choice
    -marriage equality
    -pay equity
    -broken immigration system
    (maybe I left a few out)??

  129. @JimDandy
    That could be the President of the United States. One minute from now. Or tonight. Or tomorrow. Or a couple months from now.

    Are the right and left united in living in denial of this fact?

    Replies: @AnotherDad, @SafeNow, @clyde, @R.G. Camara, @Eustace Tilley (not), @Supply and Demand, @Richard B, @Bardon Kaldian

    Are the right and left united in living in denial of this fact?

    I think the right and left are in denial about a lot more than that.

    And not just the right and left.

  130. @JimDandy
    @cityview

    A mob of youths looted Brent's after the Bulls won their third straight championship. The great Mike Royko wrote a great column about it:

    "That the Bulls won that game was entirely incidental. It served only as an excuse for them to try to destroy something that is good so they can manifest the fact that they have life. It certainly wasn't greed or a search for power. It was an insult. An insult to Chicago, an insult to the human spirit," [Brent said.]
    ....
    Or, as Brent's daughter, Amy, neatly summed up: "Why didn't they take anything? Because they can't read."


    Now, thirty years later, if urban bookstore owners said things like that they would be cancelled, permanently.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    A colleague lived across the street from Stuart Brent’s bookstore during the 1992 Michael Jordan riot and told me the people who broke the bookstore’s windows were white.

    • Replies: @JimDandy
    @Steve Sailer

    It's definitely possible. Looking back on it, do you believe him? Did he vote for Jerry Brown in the primary?

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    , @Bill Jones
    @Steve Sailer

    Who do you expect to loot a bookstore, blacks?

  131. @George
    "Dates that occupy not only a place on our calendars, but a place in our collective memory. December 7th, 1941. September 11th, 2001. And January 6th, 2021." - VP Kamala Harris

    Replies: @Ron Mexico

    That’ll be right up there with FDR’s “Infamy” and Reagan’s Challenger speech.

  132. @Steve Sailer
    @JimDandy

    A colleague lived across the street from Stuart Brent's bookstore during the 1992 Michael Jordan riot and told me the people who broke the bookstore's windows were white.

    Replies: @JimDandy, @Bill Jones

    It’s definitely possible. Looking back on it, do you believe him? Did he vote for Jerry Brown in the primary?

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @JimDandy

    Yes, I believe her.

  133. @Supply and Demand
    @JimDandy

    I would gladly vote for her again for the top job.

    Replies: @JimDandy

    Mmk, let’s see here… Are you an accelerationist? Would you vote for her over, say, Tulsi?

  134. @George o' da Jungle
    https://abc7chicago.com/women-of-the-movement-emmett-till-mamie-till-mobley-abc/11432989/?ex_cid=TA_WLS_FB&utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A%20Trending%20Content&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR2q3jpWVO5EfFxrUL0ov81H2k6AVXDzFD1IqZe4gGW38kx_Yy74zfGJwrc

    Replies: @Ripple Earthdevil, @Reactive Reaction

    Who was Cannon Hinnant?

  135. @JimB
    @Wokechoke


    Yup. She is childless.
     
    Thank, God.

    Replies: @Reactive Reaction

    Yup, she is childless.

    But…who is her husband? I mean, yes, a Jewish Hollywood entertainment lawyer, sure – but what ELSE is he?

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Reactive Reaction

    Doug Emhoff isn't an entertainment lawyer, which is a specialized job, he's a successful generic business lawyer like every big city has. Some of his clients are entertainment corporations, but that's because it's L.A. When he represents entertainment firms it's for standard corporate purposes, not for, say, negotiating Tom Cruise's next deal.

  136. @Ron Mexico
    @AnotherDad

    AD, I have been teaching US History and Govt/Civics for 26 years. I have always taught with a hint of cynicism, but now I just feel like teaching the Constitution/ Bill of Rights/ civic responsibility is me just lying to the students. It's all bullshit.

    Replies: @Reactive Reaction, @Reg Cæsar, @Mr. Anon

    We will not be saved under the terms of the Old Constitution, as amended.

    The Constitution has allowed the bolshevik insurrection to progress this far, and it cannot be allowed to progress further.

    • Agree: Ron Mexico
  137. @Reactive Reaction
    @JimB

    Yup, she is childless.

    But...who is her husband? I mean, yes, a Jewish Hollywood entertainment lawyer, sure - but what ELSE is he?

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    Doug Emhoff isn’t an entertainment lawyer, which is a specialized job, he’s a successful generic business lawyer like every big city has. Some of his clients are entertainment corporations, but that’s because it’s L.A. When he represents entertainment firms it’s for standard corporate purposes, not for, say, negotiating Tom Cruise’s next deal.

  138. @JimDandy
    @Steve Sailer

    It's definitely possible. Looking back on it, do you believe him? Did he vote for Jerry Brown in the primary?

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    Yes, I believe her.

    • Thanks: JimDandy
  139. @Zero Philosopher
    @Mr. Anon

    There has been a great increase in the annual death rate from 2019 compared to 2020 and 2021 that cannot be explained by other means. Statistically, it is a non-trivial increase in deaths that would need to be explained by other extraneous variables, such as a war if COVID is not a factor. Here is the annual death rate from the years up to 2019:
    https://www.prb.org/usdata/indicator/deaths/chart
    As you can see, there is a small annual variation in total number of deaths. with an annual variation averaging 300,000 per year, which mirrors the annual population size increase.
    Conversely, in 2020 there was a statistically significant increase of total deaths to 3,358,814, which represents nearly a doubling of the annual variation. All-cause mortality tends to increase proportionally due to an annual increase in population size, which includes the number of people that die from infectious diseases, such as the seasonal flue. Such a large statistical increase is abnormal, and cannot be accounted by anything other than an extraneous variable.
    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33830988/
    As you can observe, the total number of deaths variation from 2018 to 2019 is roughly ~15,000. Conversely, from 2018 to 2019, there was an increase of 400,000 deaths *above the annual variation* which is roughly stable for almost the 20 years prior.

    Such a massive variation begs some form of explanation because it is a statistical outlier. Usually, things, like wars and pandemics are the only things that can explain that.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Colin Wright

    ‘Such a massive variation begs some form of explanation because it is a statistical outlier. Usually, things, like wars and pandemics are the only things that can explain that.’

    But.

    Have any of the measures we’ve taken in response made a damned bit of difference?

    After two years of collectively wrecking our lives and bankrupting the treasury — aren’t we about where we would be anyway?

  140. @Mr. Anon
    @Zero Philosopher

    I wasn't talking about deaths, but about "cases" which in current parlance is anybody who tests positive for SARS-COV-2, even if they aren't sick.

    That graph in the first link you provided is interesting. It showed deaths as relatively flat up to about 2009, and then a steady increase up to 2019 amounting to about a 20% increase over the 2009 level. I assume that's largely due to the Baby Boomers aging out and dying. The Boomers, being such a large cohort of the population, might well represent a demographic overhang - a lot of old people in less than optimal health who are especially likely to die when a pandemic comes along. There isn't really anything surprising about that. And it's hardly a reason to transform society into a medical tyranny.

    Replies: @Zero Philosopher, @BB753, @Wokechoke

    How do you explain the extra one million Americans dead from 2019 to 2021 compared to the number of deaths in the previous two years before that from 2017 to 2019?

    The increase in annual death rates from 2009 to 2019 doesn’t matter, because the increase in annual death rates from 2019 to 2021 is much greater that that, and I hardly think that ageing Boomers could explain such a dramatic increase in such a short period of time.

    And infection rates don’t matter either, because I am talking about people that actually died, and not just those that got infected. Some 7.4 million total deaths from 2019 to 2021 compared to roughly 6.5 million from 2017 to 2019 is too big a variation to be explained by the small variation anually caused by flu seasons, or accidents for example(in some years, more people die from accidents than in others, but not to the degree that would explain such a discrepancy).

    I do agree that the response is disproportional to the threat of COVID. It is a midly lethal pathogen, not weaponized ebola.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Zero Philosopher

    You can look up deaths from all causes for the last several years here: the big increases coincide with the major covid waves:

    https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/covid19/excess_deaths.htm

    Replies: @Wokechoke

    , @Zero Philosopher
    @Zero Philosopher

    If you read my reply to him, that is exactly what I said. Yes, that is my point exactly that there is no other variable that can explain an increase in one million deaths above the normal annual increase of 300,000 per year. There should have been 600,000 extra deaths in the year of 2021 compared to 2019, but there were actually 1.1 million more. The extra 500,000 begs an explanation.

    So why are you replying to me, since you are saying exactly what I am saying? COVID is absolutely lethal. I just said it is not as lethal as if they somehow engineered Ebola to become airborn.

    , @Mr. Anon
    @Zero Philosopher


    How do you explain the extra one million Americans dead from 2019 to 2021 compared to the number of deaths in the previous two years before that from 2017 to 2019?
     
    A lot of them are due to COVID. Yes, pandemics kill people. That's what I was saying, if you had bothered to pay attention. Most of them were old and/or frail. Diseases do that - they tend to kill the old and frail. And if you have a large demographic overhang, which a lot of western countries do - the US has one due to the Baby Boom - it's going to result in a lot of deaths.

    How do you explain those excess deaths that can NOT be attributed to COVID? That would seem to be an interesting question, and one that the medical establishment is wholly uninterested in. And what fraction those are of the total is, I think, open to dispute, as the COVID totals are likely inflated.

    Replies: @Zero Philosopher

  141. @Ron Mexico
    @AnotherDad

    AD, I have been teaching US History and Govt/Civics for 26 years. I have always taught with a hint of cynicism, but now I just feel like teaching the Constitution/ Bill of Rights/ civic responsibility is me just lying to the students. It's all bullshit.

    Replies: @Reactive Reaction, @Reg Cæsar, @Mr. Anon

    • Agree: Ron Mexico
  142. @Zero Philosopher
    @Mr. Anon

    How do you explain the extra one million Americans dead from 2019 to 2021 compared to the number of deaths in the previous two years before that from 2017 to 2019?

    The increase in annual death rates from 2009 to 2019 doesn't matter, because the increase in annual death rates from 2019 to 2021 is much greater that that, and I hardly think that ageing Boomers could explain such a dramatic increase in such a short period of time.

    And infection rates don't matter either, because I am talking about people that actually died, and not just those that got infected. Some 7.4 million total deaths from 2019 to 2021 compared to roughly 6.5 million from 2017 to 2019 is too big a variation to be explained by the small variation anually caused by flu seasons, or accidents for example(in some years, more people die from accidents than in others, but not to the degree that would explain such a discrepancy).

    I do agree that the response is disproportional to the threat of COVID. It is a midly lethal pathogen, not weaponized ebola.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Zero Philosopher, @Mr. Anon

    You can look up deaths from all causes for the last several years here: the big increases coincide with the major covid waves:

    https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/covid19/excess_deaths.htm

    • Replies: @Wokechoke
    @Steve Sailer

    I've looked at the death data in the UK according to government stats over the last two decades and deaths were dropping for a good decade. The spike in deaths in 2020 simply add up to the balance deferred over the years. Boomers and Silents have to die sometime.

  143. @Mr. Anon
    @Zero Philosopher

    I wasn't talking about deaths, but about "cases" which in current parlance is anybody who tests positive for SARS-COV-2, even if they aren't sick.

    That graph in the first link you provided is interesting. It showed deaths as relatively flat up to about 2009, and then a steady increase up to 2019 amounting to about a 20% increase over the 2009 level. I assume that's largely due to the Baby Boomers aging out and dying. The Boomers, being such a large cohort of the population, might well represent a demographic overhang - a lot of old people in less than optimal health who are especially likely to die when a pandemic comes along. There isn't really anything surprising about that. And it's hardly a reason to transform society into a medical tyranny.

    Replies: @Zero Philosopher, @BB753, @Wokechoke

    ” it’s hardly a reason to transform society into a medical tyranny.”

    Well, the whole point of the overblown Koofid 1984 charade was to establish a technocratic tyranny. There’s no stopping this, with society in a trance ( mass psychosis) and our overlords not quite tired of winning.

  144. @Citizen of a Silly Country
    @Steve Sailer

    Always so clever.

    I guess we know where to come for witty banter on the deck of the Titanic.

    Me, I'm trying to figure out a way to get as many of my people - and, no, that doesn't mean my fellow "citizens" - onto the life boats.

    I'll probably fail, but, at least, I'm trying.

    How about a Sailer Strategy for white Americans?

    Btw, I'm fine if you don't believe in identity politics for any group but can't you just be open about the fact that you don't believe whites should organize politically like literally every single other group.

    Murray states it loud and clear. Admittedly, it makes him look like a fool, but I suspect that you could present the case as to whites should lie back and think of Citizenism better than Murray.

    Either way, time to come clean about your views on white identity politics. Just be honest.

    Replies: @silviosilver, @Buroaker, @Intelligent Dasein

    I share your distaste for Citizenism. Like most of Steve’s supposedly brilliant insights, Citizenism is a simulacrum—it is a reference with a referent. I have no idea what ‘Citizenism’ is even supposed to mean, and there is no non-tautological definition of it.

    But on the other hand, White Identitarian politics is not a reality, either. The whole history of Europe consists of white people mindlessly slaughtering each other for thousands of years. There has never been a felt kinship among white people based solely on ethnicity.

    In this tragic respect, at least, whites are no different from other races.

    Do blacks act as a unified group? In the field of political giveaways, perhaps, but not otherwise. Blacks kill each other with alarming frequency, both in America and Africa.

    Do sub-continentals act as a unified group. Again, only in the context of Western social systems. In every other respect they are caste-obsessed and internecine.

    Every “race issue” in modern culture is not really about race at all. It is just one particular theater of combat in late imperial politics, as various ephemeral factions seek to raid the public weal for its accumulated capital. White people already participate in this as much as anyone else, but they don’t do so qua ‘white people.’ They do so as members of a certain oligarchic class. White Identitarian politics is the belief that whites should become “raiders qua whites” instead of “raiders qua oligarchs.” This is not going to happen because the white oligarchs despise ordinary white people with a vehemence.

    The real battle is between the oligarchic class and the yeomanry. Both sides in this fight have a very heterogeneous racial mixture. The yeomanry includes deplorable whites, many Hispanics, lots of Asians (SE Asians especially), and a few blacks. The oligarchy includes laptop whites and a motley crew of international arrivistes from every corner of the globe, plus the 4th estate canaille (i.e. ghetto blacks, Merkel’s millions, and white degenerates).

    In the last analysis, your real “race” is almost identical with your real “class,” i.e. those with whom your natural interests align. This sort of thing cannot be faked, and it cannot be disinherited. An interest is an interest, rooted in facts and established by the unwavering demands of existence. Such interests do not fall out along ethnic lines. To address the real conditions of the moment, it would be better not to talk about ethnicity at all, for it does nothing but obscure them.

    • Disagree: silviosilver
  145. @Ganderson
    @Steve Sailer

    “Dress British”, at least the way Steve means it here is never bad advice.

    Over the past couple years I’ve seen the incredible decline of three of my favorite cities, Minneapolis-St. Paul, NYC, and Göteborg. Chicago is a close fourth on that list of declining faves; perhaps my favorite thing to eat from anywhere is a cinnamon roll from Ann Sather. If I lived near Belmont and Clark I’d weigh as much as Governor Pritzger.

    The world I grew up in is gone, not to return in the 20 or so years I have left.

    Replies: @Bill Jones

    I spoke to an In-law, back in England last week for the first time in a decade. I mentioned that when next I’m in Europe, I might have to stop by Northampton, his town, because Church’s Shoes are based there. He tells me that they are now owned by Gucci.

    Nothing is sacred.

  146. @Steve Sailer
    @JimDandy

    A colleague lived across the street from Stuart Brent's bookstore during the 1992 Michael Jordan riot and told me the people who broke the bookstore's windows were white.

    Replies: @JimDandy, @Bill Jones

    Who do you expect to loot a bookstore, blacks?

  147. @Steve Sailer
    @Zero Philosopher

    You can look up deaths from all causes for the last several years here: the big increases coincide with the major covid waves:

    https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/covid19/excess_deaths.htm

    Replies: @Wokechoke

    I’ve looked at the death data in the UK according to government stats over the last two decades and deaths were dropping for a good decade. The spike in deaths in 2020 simply add up to the balance deferred over the years. Boomers and Silents have to die sometime.

  148. @Mr. Anon
    @Zero Philosopher

    I wasn't talking about deaths, but about "cases" which in current parlance is anybody who tests positive for SARS-COV-2, even if they aren't sick.

    That graph in the first link you provided is interesting. It showed deaths as relatively flat up to about 2009, and then a steady increase up to 2019 amounting to about a 20% increase over the 2009 level. I assume that's largely due to the Baby Boomers aging out and dying. The Boomers, being such a large cohort of the population, might well represent a demographic overhang - a lot of old people in less than optimal health who are especially likely to die when a pandemic comes along. There isn't really anything surprising about that. And it's hardly a reason to transform society into a medical tyranny.

    Replies: @Zero Philosopher, @BB753, @Wokechoke

    This a million times. The boomers were not dying off during 2000-2020 as they ought to have. Then came a new cold and culled them belatatedly.

  149. @Zero Philosopher
    @Mr. Anon

    How do you explain the extra one million Americans dead from 2019 to 2021 compared to the number of deaths in the previous two years before that from 2017 to 2019?

    The increase in annual death rates from 2009 to 2019 doesn't matter, because the increase in annual death rates from 2019 to 2021 is much greater that that, and I hardly think that ageing Boomers could explain such a dramatic increase in such a short period of time.

    And infection rates don't matter either, because I am talking about people that actually died, and not just those that got infected. Some 7.4 million total deaths from 2019 to 2021 compared to roughly 6.5 million from 2017 to 2019 is too big a variation to be explained by the small variation anually caused by flu seasons, or accidents for example(in some years, more people die from accidents than in others, but not to the degree that would explain such a discrepancy).

    I do agree that the response is disproportional to the threat of COVID. It is a midly lethal pathogen, not weaponized ebola.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Zero Philosopher, @Mr. Anon

    If you read my reply to him, that is exactly what I said. Yes, that is my point exactly that there is no other variable that can explain an increase in one million deaths above the normal annual increase of 300,000 per year. There should have been 600,000 extra deaths in the year of 2021 compared to 2019, but there were actually 1.1 million more. The extra 500,000 begs an explanation.

    So why are you replying to me, since you are saying exactly what I am saying? COVID is absolutely lethal. I just said it is not as lethal as if they somehow engineered Ebola to become airborn.

  150. @Zero Philosopher
    @Mr. Anon

    How do you explain the extra one million Americans dead from 2019 to 2021 compared to the number of deaths in the previous two years before that from 2017 to 2019?

    The increase in annual death rates from 2009 to 2019 doesn't matter, because the increase in annual death rates from 2019 to 2021 is much greater that that, and I hardly think that ageing Boomers could explain such a dramatic increase in such a short period of time.

    And infection rates don't matter either, because I am talking about people that actually died, and not just those that got infected. Some 7.4 million total deaths from 2019 to 2021 compared to roughly 6.5 million from 2017 to 2019 is too big a variation to be explained by the small variation anually caused by flu seasons, or accidents for example(in some years, more people die from accidents than in others, but not to the degree that would explain such a discrepancy).

    I do agree that the response is disproportional to the threat of COVID. It is a midly lethal pathogen, not weaponized ebola.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Zero Philosopher, @Mr. Anon

    How do you explain the extra one million Americans dead from 2019 to 2021 compared to the number of deaths in the previous two years before that from 2017 to 2019?

    A lot of them are due to COVID. Yes, pandemics kill people. That’s what I was saying, if you had bothered to pay attention. Most of them were old and/or frail. Diseases do that – they tend to kill the old and frail. And if you have a large demographic overhang, which a lot of western countries do – the US has one due to the Baby Boom – it’s going to result in a lot of deaths.

    How do you explain those excess deaths that can NOT be attributed to COVID? That would seem to be an interesting question, and one that the medical establishment is wholly uninterested in. And what fraction those are of the total is, I think, open to dispute, as the COVID totals are likely inflated.

    • Replies: @Zero Philosopher
    @Mr. Anon

    So a 65 year-old that dies due to COVID, but would otherwise have lived to be 80, that death doesn't matter? A life that is cut short by 15 years, and a horrible death at that, by slow asphyxiation. I think that is relevant. Also, young people can and do die from COVID too, especially those with chronic lung diseases like bronchitis and asthma.

    As for deaths that are not due to COVID, those deaths actually are due to COVID as well. Deaths from other diseases that you develop while on COVID only developed due to COVID in the first place. Like, for instance, a lot of people with HIV don't actually die from HIV: they die from things like the common cold, after all their T-cells have been destroyed by HIV. But, the point is, they wouldn't have died from that cold in the first place if it weren't for the HIV destroying their T-cells. So the real cause of death is not the cold, but the HIV that allowed the cold to become such a threat to the body.

    Likewise, someone that has COVID and dies from cardiac arrest due to the enormous effort to breath, didn't actually die from cardiac arrest and actually died from COVID, because they wouldn't be in the situation of having a cardiac arrest if they weren't infected by the COVID in the first place. I reject "other causes", because all these other causes are simply complications from the major illness.

    But I do agree that these restrictions are way overboard and that the harm done to people's health, especially mental health, from all these restrictions is terrible.

  151. @Ron Mexico
    @AnotherDad

    AD, I have been teaching US History and Govt/Civics for 26 years. I have always taught with a hint of cynicism, but now I just feel like teaching the Constitution/ Bill of Rights/ civic responsibility is me just lying to the students. It's all bullshit.

    Replies: @Reactive Reaction, @Reg Cæsar, @Mr. Anon

    I can sympathize. I once believed all that stuff too, but it’s impossible to reconcile with the actually existing World around us.

    • Agree: Ron Mexico
  152. @JimDandy
    That could be the President of the United States. One minute from now. Or tonight. Or tomorrow. Or a couple months from now.

    Are the right and left united in living in denial of this fact?

    Replies: @AnotherDad, @SafeNow, @clyde, @R.G. Camara, @Eustace Tilley (not), @Supply and Demand, @Richard B, @Bardon Kaldian

    Don’t you people have some stashes of poison?

  153. Anybody else have trouble distinguishing John Legend, Pharrell Williams, Don Lemon, and Jussie Smollett? Jussie seems to be the most masculine of the four.

    • LOL: Hibernian
  154. @Mr. Anon
    @Zero Philosopher


    How do you explain the extra one million Americans dead from 2019 to 2021 compared to the number of deaths in the previous two years before that from 2017 to 2019?
     
    A lot of them are due to COVID. Yes, pandemics kill people. That's what I was saying, if you had bothered to pay attention. Most of them were old and/or frail. Diseases do that - they tend to kill the old and frail. And if you have a large demographic overhang, which a lot of western countries do - the US has one due to the Baby Boom - it's going to result in a lot of deaths.

    How do you explain those excess deaths that can NOT be attributed to COVID? That would seem to be an interesting question, and one that the medical establishment is wholly uninterested in. And what fraction those are of the total is, I think, open to dispute, as the COVID totals are likely inflated.

    Replies: @Zero Philosopher

    So a 65 year-old that dies due to COVID, but would otherwise have lived to be 80, that death doesn’t matter? A life that is cut short by 15 years, and a horrible death at that, by slow asphyxiation. I think that is relevant. Also, young people can and do die from COVID too, especially those with chronic lung diseases like bronchitis and asthma.

    As for deaths that are not due to COVID, those deaths actually are due to COVID as well. Deaths from other diseases that you develop while on COVID only developed due to COVID in the first place. Like, for instance, a lot of people with HIV don’t actually die from HIV: they die from things like the common cold, after all their T-cells have been destroyed by HIV. But, the point is, they wouldn’t have died from that cold in the first place if it weren’t for the HIV destroying their T-cells. So the real cause of death is not the cold, but the HIV that allowed the cold to become such a threat to the body.

    Likewise, someone that has COVID and dies from cardiac arrest due to the enormous effort to breath, didn’t actually die from cardiac arrest and actually died from COVID, because they wouldn’t be in the situation of having a cardiac arrest if they weren’t infected by the COVID in the first place. I reject “other causes”, because all these other causes are simply complications from the major illness.

    But I do agree that these restrictions are way overboard and that the harm done to people’s health, especially mental health, from all these restrictions is terrible.

  155. So a 65 year-old that dies due to COVID, but would otherwise have lived to be 80, that death doesn’t matter?

    Who is this person you are arguing with? Not me. I never said they didn’t matter.

    As for deaths that are not due to COVID, those deaths actually are due to COVID as well.

    No, that is not true. Not the people who died an accelerated death from Alzheimers because they were cut off from their families for months on end. Not the people who died of heart attack and stroke because they were freaked out about the pandemic and didn’t want to go to the hospital. Not the large number of people who have died of drug overdoses over the last 21 monts. Not the people who suffered harm – up to and including death – from the vaccines themselves. And certainly not the people who died of gun shot wounds, motorcycle accidents, and the like, who were listed as COVID deaths simply because they tested positive for SARS-COV-2 (that happened).

    • Replies: @Zero Philosopher
    @Mr. Anon

    "Who is this person you are arguing with? Not me. I never said they didn’t matter."

    You said " Most of them were old and/or frail. Diseases do that – they tend to kill the old and frail". Weren't you implying here that COVID killed them because they were old? Because that seems to be the argument that you were making.

    "No, that is not true. Not the people who died an accelerated death from Alzheimers because they were cut off from their families for months on end. Not the people who died of heart attack and stroke because they were freaked out about the pandemic and didn’t want to go to the hospital. Not the large number of people who have died of drug overdoses over the last 21 monts."

    How many people literally died of heart attacks and strokes because they were afraid of COVID? It can't be that many. Even most people that are robbed at gun point and receive death threats from the robbers do not drop dead from a heart attack - although it certainly does happen. How many people had strokes out of fear of COVID? And how many drug OD deaths are related to COVID? I doubt that can explain more than a fraction of a million deaths. How cerain are you that this is statistically relevant?

    "Not the people who suffered harm – up to and including death – from the vaccines themselves."

    From what I understand, and I am not a pharmacologist although I hold degrees in organic chemistry with a minor in biology, severe side effects from the m-RNA vaccines used for SARS-COVID-2 are very rare. There have been only a few deaths out of tens of millions of vaccinated people, mostly from myocarditis. As for "harm", if you mean irreparable damage and not unpleasant side effects, they seem more common than death but still very, very rare. Serious complications from vaccination need to weighed against the potential death from infection from the virus, and evaluated in a cost-benefit analysis. I personally haven't taken the vaccine because I have inherited cardiovascular disease, and it is a risk, but I know many people who took the vaccine and they at least seem unharmed.

    "And certainly not the people who died of gun shot wounds, motorcycle accidents, and the like, who were listed as COVID deaths simply because they tested positive for SARS-COV-2 (that happened)."

    If this is true, then it could certainly inflate the COVID death toll number. But how many such cases are there? I doubt that there are that many. Even if it is half, which is doubtful, that still means the virus killed half a million people.

    I agree that this is going on for almost 2 years now, and this has to end. No one can stand this situation anymore. Obviously, there are going to be endless variants, so endless vaccines and quarantines are not going to work. And in the long run, the economic and social cost is daunting.

  156. @Mr. Anon

    So a 65 year-old that dies due to COVID, but would otherwise have lived to be 80, that death doesn’t matter?
     
    Who is this person you are arguing with? Not me. I never said they didn't matter.

    As for deaths that are not due to COVID, those deaths actually are due to COVID as well.
     
    No, that is not true. Not the people who died an accelerated death from Alzheimers because they were cut off from their families for months on end. Not the people who died of heart attack and stroke because they were freaked out about the pandemic and didn't want to go to the hospital. Not the large number of people who have died of drug overdoses over the last 21 monts. Not the people who suffered harm - up to and including death - from the vaccines themselves. And certainly not the people who died of gun shot wounds, motorcycle accidents, and the like, who were listed as COVID deaths simply because they tested positive for SARS-COV-2 (that happened).

    Replies: @Zero Philosopher

    “Who is this person you are arguing with? Not me. I never said they didn’t matter.”

    You said ” Most of them were old and/or frail. Diseases do that – they tend to kill the old and frail”. Weren’t you implying here that COVID killed them because they were old? Because that seems to be the argument that you were making.

    “No, that is not true. Not the people who died an accelerated death from Alzheimers because they were cut off from their families for months on end. Not the people who died of heart attack and stroke because they were freaked out about the pandemic and didn’t want to go to the hospital. Not the large number of people who have died of drug overdoses over the last 21 monts.”

    How many people literally died of heart attacks and strokes because they were afraid of COVID? It can’t be that many. Even most people that are robbed at gun point and receive death threats from the robbers do not drop dead from a heart attack – although it certainly does happen. How many people had strokes out of fear of COVID? And how many drug OD deaths are related to COVID? I doubt that can explain more than a fraction of a million deaths. How cerain are you that this is statistically relevant?

    “Not the people who suffered harm – up to and including death – from the vaccines themselves.”

    From what I understand, and I am not a pharmacologist although I hold degrees in organic chemistry with a minor in biology, severe side effects from the m-RNA vaccines used for SARS-COVID-2 are very rare. There have been only a few deaths out of tens of millions of vaccinated people, mostly from myocarditis. As for “harm”, if you mean irreparable damage and not unpleasant side effects, they seem more common than death but still very, very rare. Serious complications from vaccination need to weighed against the potential death from infection from the virus, and evaluated in a cost-benefit analysis. I personally haven’t taken the vaccine because I have inherited cardiovascular disease, and it is a risk, but I know many people who took the vaccine and they at least seem unharmed.

    “And certainly not the people who died of gun shot wounds, motorcycle accidents, and the like, who were listed as COVID deaths simply because they tested positive for SARS-COV-2 (that happened).”

    If this is true, then it could certainly inflate the COVID death toll number. But how many such cases are there? I doubt that there are that many. Even if it is half, which is doubtful, that still means the virus killed half a million people.

    I agree that this is going on for almost 2 years now, and this has to end. No one can stand this situation anymore. Obviously, there are going to be endless variants, so endless vaccines and quarantines are not going to work. And in the long run, the economic and social cost is daunting.

  157. You said ” Most of them were old and/or frail. Diseases do that – they tend to kill the old and frail”. Weren’t you implying here that COVID killed them because they were old? Because that seems to be the argument that you were making.

    Yes, COVID killed them because they are old. That isn’t good, but it happens. It also isn’t a reason for society to collectively set it’s hair on fire and run around like mad-men. You try to protect the vulnerable. That is NOT what government’s did. They quarantined the healthy, while shoving infected people into nursing homes.

    How many people literally died of heart attacks and strokes because they were afraid of COVID? It can’t be that many.

    How do you know. Did you count them? Who is going to count them? Anthony Fauci? And, by the way, OD’s are up massively over the last 21 months.

    From what I understand, and I am not a pharmacologist although I hold degrees in organic chemistry with a minor in biology, severe side effects from the m-RNA vaccines used for SARS-COVID-2 are very rare.

    No, that is not “from what you understand”. That is “from what you have been told”. Deaths on the VAERS database are north of 20,000 now. Undoubtedly, not all of them are due to the vaccines. Undoubtedly, many of them are. Then there is the fact that many vaccine injuries are never reported.

    Look, back in March of 2020, Deborah Birx said that the CDC’s guidance was that every death was to be counted as a COVID death if the person tested positive for SARS-COV-2 or even if the certifying doctor just suspected that the person had COVID (no lab result required). That was also stated on their website. She said it on national TV in the White House. I saw her say it. Those directives stand up till the present day.

  158. @Trelane
    Posterity. Kamala has none. But by her age I'd be willing to bet she has been pregnant at one time or another.

    Replies: @TWS, @Mr. Grey

    There is nothing on the internet about any other relationships she has had except the two mercenary ones: sleeping with Willie Brown to get ahead in SF politics and acquiring a pre-made family to make her presentable for a Senate run. Someone needs to do some research. Maybe she is a lesbian or asexual.

    • Replies: @clyde
    @Mr. Grey


    There is nothing on the internet about any other relationships she has had except the two mercenary ones: sleeping with Willie Brown to get ahead in SF politics and acquiring a pre-made family to make her presentable for a Senate run. Someone needs to do some research. Maybe she is a lesbian or asexual.
     
    Who knows? As I posted above, Kams is stupid, proudly uninformed about everything, and getting senile at her young age. Though Kamala is very hi-IQ in climbing the greasy pole of California Democrat politics. One of the top five greasy poles in US politics. Kamala got her political entrée, climbing, clambering onto Willie's Viagra-fueled greasy pole.
  159. @ArthurinCali
    @Steve Sailer

    Most would probably disagree with me, but the 90s SNL political skits are still comedy gold in my view. Phil Hartman as Bill Clinton, yakking it up at McDonald's; Dana Carvey as George Bush I, Norm McDonald as Bob Dole, et all. The reason it was funny is how the shots were aimed across the aisle at all political players on the field, not partisan slanted for the home team constantly. Comedy for comedies sake, not red team/blue team point scoring as we see now.

    Replies: @clyde

    Dana Carvey was it, who did? The SNL sketches/parodies of a marijuana addled Paul McCartney were hilarious. They did at least three of them. I am sure stoner Paul laughed the hardest.

    Peak SNL was the first half of the 1990s. My opinion of course. Phil Hartman was my favorite. So of course his deranged wife offed him. Hmmmm… now I am guessing it was for cheating on her. And who wouldn’t?

    In 1987, Hartman married former model and aspiring actress Brynn Omdahl (born Vicki Jo Omdahl, April 11, 1958 – May 28, 1998), having met her on a blind date the previous year.[3][7] They had two children, Sean and Birgen Hartman. The marriage had difficulties; she was reportedly intimidated by his success and was frustrated that she could not find any on her own, although neither party wanted a divorce. She was reported to have been jealous and often verbally and/or physically abusive, even sending a letter to his ex-wife, threatening to “rip [Strain’s] eyes out” if she spoke to him again.[51] Hartman considered retiring to save the marriage.[7]

    Hartman tried to get Brynn acting roles, but she became progressively reliant on alcohol and narcotics, entering rehab several times. On multiple occasions, he had to remove their children from the household to stay with friends or family because of her drug- and alcohol-fueled outbursts.[3] Because of his close friendship with SNL associate Jan Hooks, Brynn joked on occasion that Hooks and Hartman were married “on some other level”.[26] Brynn had written threatening letters addressed to Hooks, warning her to not get close to her husband, but they appeared to have never even been sent, being discovered in her belongings following her death.

  160. @Mr. Grey
    @Trelane

    There is nothing on the internet about any other relationships she has had except the two mercenary ones: sleeping with Willie Brown to get ahead in SF politics and acquiring a pre-made family to make her presentable for a Senate run. Someone needs to do some research. Maybe she is a lesbian or asexual.

    Replies: @clyde

    There is nothing on the internet about any other relationships she has had except the two mercenary ones: sleeping with Willie Brown to get ahead in SF politics and acquiring a pre-made family to make her presentable for a Senate run. Someone needs to do some research. Maybe she is a lesbian or asexual.

    Who knows? As I posted above, Kams is stupid, proudly uninformed about everything, and getting senile at her young age. Though Kamala is very hi-IQ in climbing the greasy pole of California Democrat politics. One of the top five greasy poles in US politics. Kamala got her political entrée, climbing, clambering onto Willie’s Viagra-fueled greasy pole.

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