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As we all know, Cisgender Straight White Male Privilege is the world’s biggest evil. The fact that we have had affirmative action for 45 years now and African American women still aren’t curing cancer, designing the newest computer chips, or heading the Spokane NAACP just proves that the Privilege of CSWMs is an even worse problem that we had imagined.

A reader writes about the sad case of a victim of racist patriarchy:

Screenshot 2015-06-16 13.50.00

Keila Ravelo and acquaintance

I’ve been following a story about a New York law firm partner who improperly obtained confidential client information because it is of professional interest to me, but it recently clicked for me that this is a possible iSteve story. Or is it just a Steve Sailer story now?

The attorney is Keila Ravelo, who worked at the big white shoe law firm Wilkie Farr in New York. She represented MasterCard in the massive litigation over credit card interchange fees. Ravelo is friends with Gary Friedman, one of the attorneys who represented retailers suing MasterCard (and Visa and Amex). Friedman leaked confidential information about his retailer clients to Ravelo, which might jeopardize a proposed $5.7 billion settlement.

http://blogs.reuters.com/alison-frankel/2015/06/12/new-filings-reveal-outline-of-improper-disclosures-in-amex-mastercard-cases/

It’s a terrible breach of ethics, which contrary to what you hear about lawyers, doesn’t usually happen with the lawyers who are involved in high profile cases like this. I wouldn’t expect that to be interesting to you. Trust me, it gets better.

The leak was discovered because in December 2014 Ravelo was arrested and charged with defrauding clients out of $5 million by creating a fictitious legal services company that actually provided no services.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2014-12-24/ex-willkie-partner-accused-of-fleecing-2-firms-business-of-law

Ravelo’s co-defendant in that case is her husband, Melvin Feliz, who is reputed to be a drug dealer in New Jersey. Ravelo met him when she represented him pro bono in a civil rights lawsuit against New York City Police, the DEA, etc. back in the early 1990s when she was fresh out of law school. Apparently, Ravelo and Feliz fell in love while she worked on his case, and they’ve been married ever since.

https://casetext.com/case/felix-v-new-york-city-police-dept

The average compensation for a Wilkie Farr partner is something like $2 million annually, and who knows how much a New Jersey drug dealer makes. Still, Ravelo and Feliz needed more to fund their lavish lifestyle:

http://abovethelaw.com/2014/12/partner-allegedly-steals-millions-from-biglaw-firms-to-lead-luxurious-lifestyle/

You’re probably saying ok this is mildly interesting but I’m still not seeing why I should care. Trust me, it gets better.

Keila Ravelo is African-American, and she’s been playing the diversity racket. She worked at Wilkie Farr from 2010 until November 2014 because she was about to be arrested. She worked at Hunton & Williams, another prominent firm, from 2005 to 2010. She worked Clifford Chance before that. And she started off at Sidley & Austin. (There might have been other firms in there, but this was all I can find in some quick searches.)

Now, you’ll have to take this on faith … but trust me that truly smart, capable female African-American attorneys don’t move around this much. Attorneys like that are so rare and valuable because every firm knows it has to play the diversity racket. If any law firm is fortunate enough to identify one, the law firm never lets them go. But there are not enough truly smart, capable female African-American attorneys to go around. So, law firms are constantly reaching for them, hiring new female African-American attorneys, hoping that they will work out, then watching them leave after a few years when the firm realizes they are not worth the price, and some new law firm hopes it will work out for them. It’s sort of like how baseball teams constantly give chances to left-handed relievers who have been mediocre over and over for different teams. That is exactly what has happened with Ravelo over the years. The pattern is unmistakable.

So what though? Another product of affirmative action – the now-defunct Upsala College to Columbia University Law School to Wilkie Farr, Hunton & Williams, Clifford Chance, etc. Still, it gets better.

Remember how I mentioned that Ravelo started off at Sidley & Austin? You’ll recall that is the same firm where Michelle Obama worked out of law school. To be fair, she worked in the firm’s Chicago office, and Ravelo worked in the New York office. And they were a few years apart in seniority- – Michelle Obama graduated law school in 1988 and Ravello graduated in 1991. But it’s not inconceivable that they knew each other. Ravelo almost certainly did an internship at Sidley & Austin in the Summer of 1990 when Michelle Obama still worked for the firm. (That’s the practice with big law firms like Sidley & Austin. You intern for them in the summer before your third and final year of law school and then join the firm as an associate after graduation.) And big firms like Sidley & Austin often fly interns around to other offices to meet people. But even if they didn’t meet back then, they’ve met since. Check out the picture here:

http://www.womenworthwatching.com/keila-ravelo/

Small world.

(Note, feel free to use any of this, if you’re so inclined. But if you do, please do not use my name. It could cause me problems at work.)

 
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  1. Steve,

    Here is a civil rights movement

    you might want to mention.

  2. Funny thing is, I did an image search of that picture of her with Michelle Obama, and all other copies of it online apparently come from the source your reader linked to. Photoshop?

    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
    @Rob McX

    Not Photoshopped, the same picture is much clearer here:
    http://www.bergen.com/fashion/featured/personal-style-the-modern-and-classic-style-of-keila-ravelo-1.765482?photo=4&c=y

    Credited to Beatrice Moritz photography. Caption: "Keila Ravelo at an event at The Asia Society in New York City with First Lady Michelle Obama."

  3. I like how your reader keeps saying “It gets better”, kind of like that LGBT campaign- people who aren’t victims anymore who keep kicking it up a notch as victims to success.

  4. From www-dot-womenworthwatching-dot-com/keila-ravelo/

    On the Hardest Challenge I’ve Had to Face in My Career
    Creating my own blueprint for professional success has been challenging. You learn very quickly that there isn’t necessarily just one path for success, and that it’s up to you to figure out what will make you happy and fulfilled.

    I’ll say.

  5. So this high class high falutin’ Ivy League lawyer fell in love with…a drug dealing lowlife scumbag? Paging whiskey…

    • Replies: @Whiskey
    @Father O'Hara

    Seen this many times in my own life among White women. The more beautiful, intelligent, accomplished? The greater the taste for thug.

    Replies: @njguy73, @Rifleman

  6. Now, you’ll have to take this on faith … but trust me that truly smart, capable female African-American attorneys don’t move around this much. Attorneys like that are so rare and valuable because every firm knows it has to play the diversity racket. If any law firm is fortunate enough to identify one, the law firm never lets them go.

    Blacks are convinced that it is otherwise.They love to repeat the “Blacks have to be twice as good to go half as far” mantra.The inverse is, of course, the truth: A Black who is as good as a White will go twice as far these days.

    • Replies: @Jefferson
    @syonredux

    "Blacks are convinced that it is otherwise.They love to repeat the “Blacks have to be twice as good to go half as far” mantra.The inverse is, of course, the truth: A Black who is as good as a White will go twice as far these days."

    Basically a White version of Neil DeGrasse Tyson would be considered nothing special. That is what Gavin McInnes said on Fox News's Red Eye last year.

    Replies: @Unladen Swallow

    , @Bad memories
    @syonredux

    There was apparently a study by some females from Scandinavia proving that women had to be twice as good as men to get the same job or something.

    Unfortunately, they lost the floppy their data was on, so no one could replicate their results.

    , @Hansel
    @syonredux

    As an attorney at a well-regarded, 150-attorney regional law firm that has precisely one female black attorney (who was promoted to partner after a year in which she billed ~1400 hours and had subpar receipts)...I can verify that this is absolutely correct.

    I don't think a black female attorney needs to be even "truly smart" and "capable" to stick. Just half-decent. Better to keep the even half-decent ones around than take a chance on someone new.

  7. Dirk Dagger [AKA "Chico Caldera"] says: • Website

    Keila Ravelo was quite a political donor too.

  8. Steve, I also have a lavish lifestyle.

  9. AND THE LIBERALS WANT TO LET IN MORE BLACKS FROM THE 3RD WORLD.

    Thanks for the interesting article, Steve.

    Why don’t white people (especially white women) understand that there are genetic differences between the races. Studies have shows blacks have higher levels of testosterone and other genetic factors that lead to higher level of aggression, violence, sexual promiscuity, dishonesty, theft and other criminality?

    Education will have only little impact. The genes rule.

    Thus importing more blacks from the 3rd world, or bribing politicians to flood our nations with more blacks is reprehensible, any way you look at it.

    Time to ban all immigration in USA/EU and Australia/Canada and deport all aliens.

  10. @syonredux

    Now, you’ll have to take this on faith … but trust me that truly smart, capable female African-American attorneys don’t move around this much. Attorneys like that are so rare and valuable because every firm knows it has to play the diversity racket. If any law firm is fortunate enough to identify one, the law firm never lets them go.
     
    Blacks are convinced that it is otherwise.They love to repeat the "Blacks have to be twice as good to go half as far" mantra.The inverse is, of course, the truth: A Black who is as good as a White will go twice as far these days.

    Replies: @Jefferson, @Bad memories, @Hansel

    “Blacks are convinced that it is otherwise.They love to repeat the “Blacks have to be twice as good to go half as far” mantra.The inverse is, of course, the truth: A Black who is as good as a White will go twice as far these days.”

    Basically a White version of Neil DeGrasse Tyson would be considered nothing special. That is what Gavin McInnes said on Fox News’s Red Eye last year.

    • Replies: @Unladen Swallow
    @Jefferson

    He truly is nothing special, he has 13 peer reviewed scientific publications, that's not a misprint, and one of those papers has three dozen authors on it including him. He was a postdoc and a lecturer for one year, that is the only academic appointment the guy has ever had, basically the bottom of the academic hierarchy. My very liberal former boss thinks that the movie "Interstellar" was scientific because he vouched for it, I didn't have the heart to tell him that Kip Thorne was the scientific advisor on the film, and unlike Tyson, Kip Thorne truly is a world class astrophysicist. Put it this way, Kip Thorne was a full professor at Caltech at 30 years old, Tyson didn't even have a doctorate at that age, and wasn't ever even an assistant professor, a position Thorne bypassed entirely and went to straight to associate professor at age 27 following his postdoctoral appointments. When Tyson finally earned his doctorate he was almost 33, at the same age Thorne was already a member of the National Academy of Sciences, among the youngest ever elected to that position. However to the scientifically illiterate general population and the MSM, Tyson is a go to scientific authority, and Kip Thorne is barely known.

  11. What did she need those stolen millions for? This. Luxury goods such as Hermes handbags for that edge in female one upmanship and status signaling.
    http://www.bergen.com/fashion/featured/personal-style-the-modern-and-classic-style-of-keila-ravelo-1.765482

    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
    @Clyde

    She lives in Englewood Cliffs? Figures. Lots of expensive & tacky McMansions there.

    Incidentally, Englewood Cliffs, which is ~2% black, but doesn't have its own high school, paid taxes to Englewood, in the valley below, which is ~60% NAM and whose high school was >90% NAM, for the right to send Cliffs kids there.

    In practice, most Cliffs parents paid out of pocket to send their kids to the white & Asian public school in nearby Tenafly, and, in the '80s, they sued Englewood to get out of their financial arrangement. The suit dragged on and I forget exactly how it was resolved.

    , @Moderate Mom
    @Clyde

    The author of that little fluff piece in the Bergen paper repeatedly spelled Hermes as Herms. I wonder what I could pick up a Herms bag for if a Herms is a Hermes knockoff?

  12. @syonredux

    Now, you’ll have to take this on faith … but trust me that truly smart, capable female African-American attorneys don’t move around this much. Attorneys like that are so rare and valuable because every firm knows it has to play the diversity racket. If any law firm is fortunate enough to identify one, the law firm never lets them go.
     
    Blacks are convinced that it is otherwise.They love to repeat the "Blacks have to be twice as good to go half as far" mantra.The inverse is, of course, the truth: A Black who is as good as a White will go twice as far these days.

    Replies: @Jefferson, @Bad memories, @Hansel

    There was apparently a study by some females from Scandinavia proving that women had to be twice as good as men to get the same job or something.

    Unfortunately, they lost the floppy their data was on, so no one could replicate their results.

  13. • Replies: @Dennis Dale
    @keypusher

    Her "philosophy": "Always remain flexible. Be open to new opportunities."

    Replies: @Buzz Mohawk

  14. “As we all know, Cisgender Straight White Male Privilege is the world’s biggest evil.”

    Even plenty of Straight Cisgender White males themselves agree with this statement. After all a blond haired and blue eyed White Brazilian man named Max Fell went under the knife so that he can look Asian and Bruce went under the knife so that he can look like a woman named Caitlyn. Both of these men hated looking in the mirror everyday and seeing a Straight Cisgender White male looking right back at them.

    Max Fell changed his Western White name to the Oriental name of Xiahn.

    • Replies: @Hacienda
    @Jefferson

    Max Fell, huh.

    In LA we got Jack FM which is the white surrender station and next to it
    the black victory station 92.3.

    This song is killing it.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6t47RI4bns

    Replies: @Jefferson

  15. Anti-climatic let down. I thought there would be a plot twist like her name at Sidley & Austin was not Keila, but it was Keanu.

  16. OT but related, Wilkie Farr was where Mario “the Pius” Cuomo worked after he got beat by George Elmer Pataki.

  17. The more secure it is the more unsucessful it is.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivor_Catt

    If you aren’t a victim, you can become an associate victim and get in on the suit.

  18. The firm is of course named after Wendell Willkie, the not awfully conservative Republican candidate defated by FDR in 1940.

  19. As we all know, Cisgender Straight White Male Privilege is the world’s biggest evil

    You forgot to add cis-racial 🙂

  20. WhatEvvs [AKA "Prada Yada Yada"] says:

    It’s been torturing me…but I’ve finally remembered Rachel D., style icon:

    Kathleen Cleaver!

    (Those of a ‘certain age’ will remember her.)

    Then:

    Now:

    Looks like she’s developed a little problem on her forehead, due to that light skin.

    • Replies: @carol
    @WhatEvvs

    Cleaver looks like another fake!

    , @WhatEvvs
    @WhatEvvs

    Joking or serious? Kathleen Cleaver was the wife of Eldridge. She was THE sex symbol/La pasionara of the 60s-70s radical movement, and no, she was not a fake. She was a hypodescent black woman. Those naturals were natural.

    , @Romanian
    @WhatEvvs

    Jesus, that woman is ugly! No wonder Eldridge liked raping white women! It wasn't political, it was a matrimonial necessity.

  21. I couldn’t help but notice the reference to “the now defunct Upsala College”. I taught briefly at that school in the early 1970s when it had a sterling reputation, e.g., 100% admission rate to med schools among its pre-med majors, and it served a student population composed largely of middle class Lutheran kids from the suburbs of New Jerset and southeast Pennsylvania. I got there just as the first wave of Negro migrants from Newark began washing over East Orange and it wasn’t pretty. A very pleasant and well-stocked downtown supermarket became a vandalized hulk within six months. Random violence began encouraging the local residents to leave and businesses soon joined the exodus. All this within the space of one academic year.

    Potential students and their parents noticed what was happening during visits to the campus and often experienced acts of random nastiness by the newly-arrived Negro settlers. Even alumni and alumae decided to seek an education for their children elsewhere. A very wealthy alumnus found an abandoned campus – in Bucks County I believe – not that far from the East Orange Campus, about the same size, and in need of relatively minor restoration. He and a group of other supportive alumni offered to finance moving the College. The President at the time, a classic liberal Protestant minister, refused the offer and said Upsala stood ready to minister to its new flock. I had the mispleasure of teaching some of these early affirmative action cases, e.g., a student who accused me of racism for giving her a failing grade in statistics and a another fellow whose only apparent intellectual accomplishment was memorizing some comic-book-level Marxist jargon. The former eventually demonstrated that she had not in fact mastered third-grade level arithmetic and the latter dropped my course when he realized that I expected him to study and learn something.

    Decades later I was channel surfing and caught an episode of the old television series, “Dirty Jobs”. The main character was working with a crew that recovered architectural remnants from
    buildings facing demolition. They were hacking their way through what looked like a jungle-covered Mayan ruin but seemed vaguely familiar. I realized why when I saw the old “Upsala College” carving that had stood over the main entrance to the college refrectory.

    Pardon the maudlin maunderings of an older man but the costs of coddling the massive dysfunction of the Negro underclass and the utter corruption of Negroes who exploit both white race guilt and the helplessness of their racial fellows have many diverse negative consequences and some of these are buried in a fog of indifference and forgetfullness. All take a toll on our society.

    • Replies: @Clyde
    @Jus' Sayin'...

    Brilliant! Thanks.

    , @Grumpy
    @Jus' Sayin'...

    We forget how fragile institutions are.

    Upsala College in New Jersey was founded by Swedish Lutherans and named after Sweden's venerable Uppsala University (before the Swedish spelling reform that added the second 'p' to the name Uppsala). Upsala College lasted more than 100 years before it closed.

    Dana College in Nebraska was one of only two Danish-American colleges. It lasted 126 years before it closed in 2010.

    There are still several Scandinavian-American colleges.

    Danish: Grand View University (IA)

    Finnish: Finlandia University (MI)

    Swedish: Augustana College (IL), Bethany College (KS), Bethel University (MN), Gustavus Adolphus College (MN)

    Norwegian: Augsburg College (MN), Augustana College (SD), Bethany Lutheran College (MN), Concordia College (MN), Luther College (IA), Pacific Lutheran University (WA), St. Olaf College (MN)

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    , @Anonymous
    @Jus' Sayin'...

    It is difficult for today's hipsters to comprehend the swiftness of the collapse of neighborhoods in the 1970s due to Negro infiltration. I had a white doorman in Chicago who grew up in Marquette Park, I went to college with a white guy who grew up in East Orange, NJ and worked with a white guy in a Cleveland accounting firm who grew up in the city of Detroit. The collapse of many of America's urban neighborhoods was swift and brutal from 1968-1975.

  22. Looks like Ravelo took Sidney Powell literally.

    • Replies: @Shaq
    @Marty

    Obviously, it's a "how-to" book....

  23. Speaking of which, someone really ought to create an HBD-ish version of this interactive bit in the NYTimes You Draw It: How Family Income Predicts Children’s College Chances for various topics. To name some obvious ones: black and whites test scores by income; mean economic mobility by income group; z-scores for immigrant groups by generation with respect to employment, academics, etc etc…..

  24. Breaking news: Some AA female with law school credentials may not be such a good attorney after all due to failure to process laws and ethics.

  25. @keypusher
    Women worth watching, indeed.

    http://www.womenworthwatching.com/keila-ravelo/

    Replies: @Dennis Dale

    Her “philosophy”: “Always remain flexible. Be open to new opportunities.”

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
    @Dennis Dale


    Her “philosophy”: “Always remain flexible. Be open to new opportunities.”
     
    Let's add to that, think outside the box. Maybe we should reach out to her ASAP and ask what her best practices are. Maybe she's had Six Sigma training and is a Certified Project Manager too.

    I'm about to vomit,

    but no, I won't, because I'm used to this crap language that I find everywhere in business bios, Linked In, and whatever passes for a resume now. It is garbage. It is the terminology of people paid to do nothing and pretend to lead those who produce.

    Remember the phrase too many chiefs and not enough Indians? Yeah, that's it a hundredfold now. Let's just admit that 20% of the people produce the stuff we use and everyone else is tap-dancing and bullshitting for their share.

    Replies: @njguy73, @Lurker, @Clyde

  26. OT In her new book, “Adios America” Ann Coulter has lots of good things to say about WASPS. That brought to mind again Ron Guhname’s conclusion, based on GSS data relevant to good citizenship, that “WASPS Rule”! He concluded that there’s been a steady decline of good citizenship in successive waves of immigration.

    Inductivist.blogspot.com/2006_12_01_archive.html

    near bottom
    http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=26188478&postID=2489087754197860379

    “WASPs rule! I wrote in a recent post that I was getting the sense that Americans with Protestant European backgrounds were the best behaved. So I decided to sum all my prior post numbers that dealt with ethnicity and moral behavior to assess this idea systematically. I followed the simple strategy of assigning a rank for each behavior for each of the 8 ethnic groups with sufficiently large sample sizes. Jews were often ignored in previous posts since one must turn to the religion rather than the ethnicity variable to get estimates, but I wanted to include them, so I calculated numbers and then ranks for them.

    I included all variables that I have posted on–here’s a list of them: okay to cheat on taxes; drinks too much; ethnocentric; dirty house; frequents prostitutes; promiscuous men over 30; feel that infidelity is not wrong; gay; lesbian; husbands and wives who cheat; fathers divorcing mom; women arrested; and promiscuity for men and women and under. I realized that I had not posted on drug abuse so I added that to the rest. I ranked group so high numbers indicate more bad behavior, then I simply summed the 16 rankings for each ethnic group. Here are the totals:

    Bad Behavior Index

    Blacks 106
    Mexicans 85
    American Indians 85
    Italians 70
    Irish 67
    Jews 64
    Germans 56
    English/Welsh 47

    My hunch was correct. This pattern coincides with that feeling that goes way back among nativists that the moral quality of the country was slipping with the mass immigration from Catholic, southern and eastern European countries, and more recently in concern over immigration from Mexico.
    Posted by Ron Guhname

    • Replies: @Jefferson
    @Robert Hume

    "Blacks 106
    Mexicans 85
    American Indians 85
    Italians 70
    Irish 67
    Jews 64
    Germans 56
    English/Welsh 47"

    What about other Hispanics groups like Puerto Ricans, Cubans, Dominicans, Guatemalans, El Salvadorians, etc where would they rank?

  27. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Off topic: ted cruz explicitly believes in and understands iq science.

    As they were entering their second year in law school, Melissa Hart agreed to give Cruz a ride from New York, where Cruz was at the end of the summer, back to Cambridge. She didn’t know him well, but he sought her out after she had been given a prestigious award for first-year students.

    “We hadn’t left Manhattan before he asked my IQ,” Hart said. “When I told him I didn’t know, he asked, ‘Well, what’s your SAT score? That’s closely coordinated with your IQ.’ ”

  28. @Jefferson
    "As we all know, Cisgender Straight White Male Privilege is the world’s biggest evil."

    Even plenty of Straight Cisgender White males themselves agree with this statement. After all a blond haired and blue eyed White Brazilian man named Max Fell went under the knife so that he can look Asian and Bruce went under the knife so that he can look like a woman named Caitlyn. Both of these men hated looking in the mirror everyday and seeing a Straight Cisgender White male looking right back at them.

    Max Fell changed his Western White name to the Oriental name of Xiahn.

    Replies: @Hacienda

    Max Fell, huh.

    In LA we got Jack FM which is the white surrender station and next to it
    the black victory station 92.3.

    This song is killing it.

    • Replies: @Jefferson
    @Hacienda

    "Max Fell, huh.

    In LA we got Jack FM which is the white surrender station and next to it
    the black victory station 92.3.

    This song is killing it."

    What does a radio station in Los Angeles have to do with a White Brazilian man who changed his appearance through plastic surgery to look Oriental?

  29. Upsala College from Wiki

    “In the 1970s, Upsala considered moving to Wantage Township in rural Sussex County (where it opened a satellite campus) as East Orange’s crime problem and social conditions deteriorated. However, college administration and trustees chose to remain committed to East Orange. Declining enrollment and financial difficulties forced the school to close in 1995.” [my emphasis]

    East Orange is 88% black, and has lost population since every decade since the census of 1980.

    You know what would be a great study? the ‘tipping’ of cities and whether it corresponds to subsequent population loss?

    • Replies: @whorefinder
    @M_Young


    You know what would be a great study? the ‘tipping’ of cities and whether it corresponds to subsequent population loss?
     
    Stuff Black People Don't Like has done this, but in a offhand way: http://stuffblackpeopledontlike.blogspot.com/

    Basically, his number is about 15-20% of the population of a city can be black and the city is livable. Beyond that 15-20% tipping point, however, black dysfunction takes over and the city rapidly deteriorates into, well, a black African country.
  30. You kept saying “trust me, this gets better,” and yet…it never did.

  31. @Dennis Dale
    @keypusher

    Her "philosophy": "Always remain flexible. Be open to new opportunities."

    Replies: @Buzz Mohawk

    Her “philosophy”: “Always remain flexible. Be open to new opportunities.”

    Let’s add to that, think outside the box. Maybe we should reach out to her ASAP and ask what her best practices are. Maybe she’s had Six Sigma training and is a Certified Project Manager too.

    I’m about to vomit,

    but no, I won’t, because I’m used to this crap language that I find everywhere in business bios, Linked In, and whatever passes for a resume now. It is garbage. It is the terminology of people paid to do nothing and pretend to lead those who produce.

    Remember the phrase too many chiefs and not enough Indians? Yeah, that’s it a hundredfold now. Let’s just admit that 20% of the people produce the stuff we use and everyone else is tap-dancing and bullshitting for their share.

    • Replies: @njguy73
    @Buzz Mohawk

    OK, Six Sigma isn't BS. It's a set of statistical techniques used to ensure conformity to standards such that for every million opportunities for nonconformity, less than 4 fall outside three standard deviations (sigma) from the specs either way. Hence, six sigma.

    Replies: @Buzz Mohawk

    , @Lurker
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Everyone seems to claim to be a project manager these days. Makes me wonder who actually works on these projects that are being managed.

    Replies: @njguy73

    , @Clyde
    @Buzz Mohawk


    Remember the phrase too many chiefs and not enough Indians? Yeah, that’s it a hundredfold now. Let’s just admit that 20% of the people produce the stuff we use and everyone else is tap-dancing and bullshitting for their share.
     
    True! And I have been thinking the same with the number being 20% to 33%.
    With all the parasites in gov't especially the Federal Gov't. Get rid of the EPA and EEOC. They exist only to provide employment to liberals, lefties and affirmative action types. What does the US Department of Education do that is useful? Its just a glorified jobs program for women, gays and minorities

    The following US agencies serve no useful purpose. They exist only to give liberals and minorities highly paid paper shuffling "jobs"
    Department of Education
    Department of Health and Human Services
    Department of Housing and Urban Development
    Department of Labor

    But lots of dead wood outside of gov't too.
  32. iSteveFan says:

    So, law firms are constantly reaching for them, hiring new female African-American attorneys, hoping that they will work out, then watching them leave after a few years when the firm realizes they are not worth the price, and some new law firm hopes it will work out for them. It’s sort of like how baseball teams constantly give chances to left-handed relievers who have been mediocre over and over for different teams.

    I went to Willkie’s web page and they are trumpeting the hiring of a new partner in their London office. They’ve taken on one Solomon Wifa as a full blown partner. Is that normal to bring someone in as a partner? I thought you had to be with the firm for several years to work your way into that position.

    • Replies: @Anonymous Rice Alum 4
    @iSteveFan


    Is that normal to bring someone in as a partner? I thought you had to be with the firm for several years to work your way into that position.
     
    Law firms bring in partner-level attorneys all the time, if the firm's leading partners decide to. Comes down to money, of course. Usually the partner lateraling in will bring a big client. AA laterals allow the firm to check minority ownership boxes and get more work from government and Fortune 500 clients.

    Like met things, the rules ("work hard as an associate for seven years, then we'll reward you") are for suckers who don't know money talks and it's all who you know.
    , @bbtp
    @iSteveFan

    Wifa is already a partner at OMM, so there's nothing unusual about his lateraling to another firm as a partner (and, presumably, bringing his book of business with him).

  33. @Clyde
    What did she need those stolen millions for? This. Luxury goods such as Hermes handbags for that edge in female one upmanship and status signaling.
    http://www.bergen.com/fashion/featured/personal-style-the-modern-and-classic-style-of-keila-ravelo-1.765482

    Replies: @Dave Pinsen, @Moderate Mom

    She lives in Englewood Cliffs? Figures. Lots of expensive & tacky McMansions there.

    Incidentally, Englewood Cliffs, which is ~2% black, but doesn’t have its own high school, paid taxes to Englewood, in the valley below, which is ~60% NAM and whose high school was >90% NAM, for the right to send Cliffs kids there.

    In practice, most Cliffs parents paid out of pocket to send their kids to the white & Asian public school in nearby Tenafly, and, in the ’80s, they sued Englewood to get out of their financial arrangement. The suit dragged on and I forget exactly how it was resolved.

  34. She bears a resemblance to Susan Rice.

  35. @Father O'Hara
    So this high class high falutin' Ivy League lawyer fell in love with...a drug dealing lowlife scumbag? Paging whiskey...

    Replies: @Whiskey

    Seen this many times in my own life among White women. The more beautiful, intelligent, accomplished? The greater the taste for thug.

    • Replies: @njguy73
    @Whiskey

    This Keila Ravelo lady and her lover are both thugs. One just happens to do the government-sanctioned kind of thuggery. And as Michael Kinsley wrote about insider trading, "the scandal isn’t what’s illegal, the scandal is what’s legal”

    “I live in the Managerial Age, in a world of "Admin." The greatest evil is not now done in those sordid "dens of crime" that Dickens loved to paint. It is not done even in concentration camps and labour camps. In those we see its final result. But it is conceived and ordered (moved, seconded, carried, and minuted) in clean, carpeted, warmed and well-lighted offices, by quiet men with white collars and cut fingernails and smooth-shaven cheeks who do not need to raise their voices. Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern."

    - C. S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters

    , @Rifleman
    @Whiskey


    Seen this many times in my own life among White women. The more beautiful, intelligent, accomplished? The greater the taste for thug.
     
    No you haven't. You haven't "seen" it, you've "fantasized" about it as an excuse to explain away your sexless, omega male lifestyle.

    Almost every "beautiful, intelligent, accomplished" woman out there is with a male of similar background but a man a bit older and less attractive.

    Most of these women actually prefer beta type, successful men. They aren't interested in the bad boy/thug of your homo-erotic fantasies.

    Nerds like you fear understanding that because it means you would have to face up to your own omega status.

    You guys are not Nice Guys, you're not "beta" males. You couldn't be if you tried.

    Instead you are simply woman hating omega losers trapped in your own personal hell.

    Demonizing and misrepresenting the reality of women is what you must do for psychological survival. The alternative for you would be simply suicide.

    Replies: @Dan Kurt, @Buffalo Joe, @anonymous, @dcite, @Harry Baldwin

  36. Mooseroots is an interesting website because it shows the racial demographics of people who share your last name.
    http://www.mooseroots.com/

    Jewish last names for example tend to have super White racial demographics while very Anglo Saxon last names tend to have a high percentage of Blacks.

    A whopping 96 percent of people with the last name Goldberg are White while less than 1 percent of people who have that last name are Black.

    38 percent of people with the Anglo Saxon last name James are Black and 54 percent are White.

    Italian last names also have super White racial demographics. A whopping 90 percent of people with the last name of Marciano are White while less than 1 percent of people who have that last name are Black.

    Irish last names also have super White racial demographics. A whopping 93 percent of people with the last name O’Reilly are White while only 1 percent are Black.

    The irony that Catholic White and Jewish White last names have Whiter racial demographics than people with Anglo Saxon Protestant last names.

    • Replies: @Hippopotamusdrome
    @Jefferson

    http://www.mooseroots.com/

    Garcia
    ..White 20/20
    ..Latin American 0/20

    Rodriguez
    ..White 17/20
    ..Latin American 3/20

    Martinez
    ..White 13/20
    ..Latin American 1/20
    ..Black 6/20

    , @Anonymous
    @Jefferson

    African-Americans' slave ancestors often took the family names of their owners, who were predominantly old stock Anglo-Saxon Americans. The ancestors of most Americans of Ashkenazi Jewish, Italian or Irish descent arrived after 1845, didn't live in the South and didn't own black slaves.

    , @ogunsiron
    @Jefferson

    I don't find anything ironic or unexpected about it.Black americans got their last names from southern slave owners, who were of british descent. I'm guessing that most southern slave owners belonged to that english cavalier class (ethnic group?).

    , @I, Libertine
    @Jefferson

    Mooseroots has a keen grasp of the obvious.

  37. Getting back to Rachel for a moment, I’ve been listening to a CD with a track by the Brazilian chanteuse Ceumar, who looks an awful lot like her. Indeed, halfway between the old Rachel and New Rachel.

    She diverges from the Latin look, but is it a Germanic or an African divergence? Her hair looks mulattoish, but I knew a Scandinavian-German-American girl with almost the same face.

    Ceumar (“sky-sea”?) is not to be confused with her similarly-named compatriot Céu, who could pass for a coquette on the streets of Paris.

  38. The fact that we have had affirmative action for 45 years now and African American women still aren’t curing cancer, designing the newest computer chips, or heading the Spokane NAACP

    Haha, nice one.

    Why don’t white people (especially white women) understand that there are genetic differences between the races.

    People tend to understand arguments they’re exposed to (but not hatefacts that they’re only exposed to so they know better than to ever understand them). Most people are inveterate white liars, with the exceptions tending to be men, and then only selectively. “Anti-racism” has been packaged as very, very, “white.”

    “Brutal” honesty is aggressive.

  39. There was apparently a study by some females from Scandinavia proving that women had to be twice as good as men to get the same job or something.

    Unfortunately, they lost the floppy their data was on, so no one could replicate their results.

    White Man’s Intuition tells me you aren’t kidding.

    • Replies: @Hippopotamusdrome
    @Svigor

    Study has been done.

    Can political affirmative action for women reduce gender bias?


    we asked villagers to rate a speech delivered by a leader during a village meeting.
    ...
    Half of the villagers randomly heard a female voice deliver the speech and the other half randomly heard a male voice.
    ...
    Villagers who have never been exposed to a female leader due to the reservation policy evaluate the hypothetical leader significantly worse when the leader is randomly described as a woman.
     
  40. @Jefferson
    @syonredux

    "Blacks are convinced that it is otherwise.They love to repeat the “Blacks have to be twice as good to go half as far” mantra.The inverse is, of course, the truth: A Black who is as good as a White will go twice as far these days."

    Basically a White version of Neil DeGrasse Tyson would be considered nothing special. That is what Gavin McInnes said on Fox News's Red Eye last year.

    Replies: @Unladen Swallow

    He truly is nothing special, he has 13 peer reviewed scientific publications, that’s not a misprint, and one of those papers has three dozen authors on it including him. He was a postdoc and a lecturer for one year, that is the only academic appointment the guy has ever had, basically the bottom of the academic hierarchy. My very liberal former boss thinks that the movie “Interstellar” was scientific because he vouched for it, I didn’t have the heart to tell him that Kip Thorne was the scientific advisor on the film, and unlike Tyson, Kip Thorne truly is a world class astrophysicist. Put it this way, Kip Thorne was a full professor at Caltech at 30 years old, Tyson didn’t even have a doctorate at that age, and wasn’t ever even an assistant professor, a position Thorne bypassed entirely and went to straight to associate professor at age 27 following his postdoctoral appointments. When Tyson finally earned his doctorate he was almost 33, at the same age Thorne was already a member of the National Academy of Sciences, among the youngest ever elected to that position. However to the scientifically illiterate general population and the MSM, Tyson is a go to scientific authority, and Kip Thorne is barely known.

  41. OT: Dominican republic not just rounding up and deporting illegals, but actually revoking the citizenship of many of their citizens.

    Can’t be done blah blah blah

    http://sandiegofreepress.org/2015/06/dominican-republic-to-be-socially-cleaned-on-june-16th/

    On June 16th about a quarter of a million people will be made stateless. They will have no homes, no passports, and no civil rights. There are several reasons for this, but the primary reason is racism.

    At issue is a ruling by the Constitutional Court in the Dominican Republic to strip away the citizenship of several generations of Dominicans.

    According to the decision, Dominicans born after 1929 to parents who are not of Dominican ancestry are to have their citizenship revoked. The ruling affects an estimated 250,000 Dominican people of Haitian descent, including many who have had no personal connection with Haiti for several generations.

    • Replies: @Jefferson
    @27 year old

    "OT: Dominican republic not just rounding up and deporting illegals, but actually revoking the citizenship of many of their citizens.

    Can’t be done blah blah blah"

    The Dominican Republic is not a White country so the MSM has zero interest in reporting it. If it was a White country stripping Haitians or any other Nonwhites of citizenship, we would never hear the end of it as it would be considered the new most important news story in the world.

    Replies: @Hibernian

    , @iSteveFan
    @27 year old

    Following the link for that Dominican story I came across this passage.


    Where will these people live in Haiti? Most of them have never been to Haiti. Haiti can’t even house all of its own people. Dumping a quarter of a million people on the border of the poorest nation in the hemisphere will quickly lead to a public health disaster.
     
    Unfortunately we all know the answer to that question. Once the Dominicans eject those of Haitian descent, the US government is sure to come to the rescue. I guess Fargo and other points in flyover country should get ready for the resettlement of these quarter million Haitians.
    , @Daniel H
    @27 year old

    >>According to the decision, Dominicans born after 1929 to parents who are not of Dominican ancestry are to have their citizenship revoked. The ruling affects an estimated 250,000 Dominican people of Haitian descent, including many who have had no personal connection with Haiti for several generations.<<

    Want to take bets on who is going to take in these instantly created refugees.

    Replies: @Ed

    , @Lurker
    @27 year old


    including many who have had no personal connection with Haiti for several generations
     
    No doubt their having no personal connection to the US - ever - won't be a barrier to their eventual resettlement there.
    , @Hal
    @27 year old

    Possibly the most significant development in the past decades, slightly eclipsing the Arab (drought induced) Spring, is the decision by the Dominican Republic to pare its citizenry. The criteria is also telling; there can be no new citizens (except by descent) after 1929.


    On June 16th about a quarter of a million people will be made stateless. They will have no homes, no passports, and no civil rights. There are several reasons for this, but the primary reason is racism.
     
    The primary reason is carrying capacity.
  42. @Hacienda
    @Jefferson

    Max Fell, huh.

    In LA we got Jack FM which is the white surrender station and next to it
    the black victory station 92.3.

    This song is killing it.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6t47RI4bns

    Replies: @Jefferson

    “Max Fell, huh.

    In LA we got Jack FM which is the white surrender station and next to it
    the black victory station 92.3.

    This song is killing it.”

    What does a radio station in Los Angeles have to do with a White Brazilian man who changed his appearance through plastic surgery to look Oriental?

  43. @Jefferson
    Mooseroots is an interesting website because it shows the racial demographics of people who share your last name.
    http://www.mooseroots.com/

    Jewish last names for example tend to have super White racial demographics while very Anglo Saxon last names tend to have a high percentage of Blacks.

    A whopping 96 percent of people with the last name Goldberg are White while less than 1 percent of people who have that last name are Black.

    38 percent of people with the Anglo Saxon last name James are Black and 54 percent are White.

    Italian last names also have super White racial demographics. A whopping 90 percent of people with the last name of Marciano are White while less than 1 percent of people who have that last name are Black.

    Irish last names also have super White racial demographics. A whopping 93 percent of people with the last name O'Reilly are White while only 1 percent are Black.

    The irony that Catholic White and Jewish White last names have Whiter racial demographics than people with Anglo Saxon Protestant last names.

    Replies: @Hippopotamusdrome, @Anonymous, @ogunsiron, @I, Libertine

    http://www.mooseroots.com/

    Garcia
    ..White 20/20
    ..Latin American 0/20

    Rodriguez
    ..White 17/20
    ..Latin American 3/20

    Martinez
    ..White 13/20
    ..Latin American 1/20
    ..Black 6/20

  44. The hunt is on for a foto of those two together with Rachel Noerdlinger.

  45. @27 year old
    OT: Dominican republic not just rounding up and deporting illegals, but actually revoking the citizenship of many of their citizens.

    Can't be done blah blah blah

    http://sandiegofreepress.org/2015/06/dominican-republic-to-be-socially-cleaned-on-june-16th/

    On June 16th about a quarter of a million people will be made stateless. They will have no homes, no passports, and no civil rights. There are several reasons for this, but the primary reason is racism.

    At issue is a ruling by the Constitutional Court in the Dominican Republic to strip away the citizenship of several generations of Dominicans.

    According to the decision, Dominicans born after 1929 to parents who are not of Dominican ancestry are to have their citizenship revoked. The ruling affects an estimated 250,000 Dominican people of Haitian descent, including many who have had no personal connection with Haiti for several generations.
     

    Replies: @Jefferson, @iSteveFan, @Daniel H, @Lurker, @Hal

    “OT: Dominican republic not just rounding up and deporting illegals, but actually revoking the citizenship of many of their citizens.

    Can’t be done blah blah blah”

    The Dominican Republic is not a White country so the MSM has zero interest in reporting it. If it was a White country stripping Haitians or any other Nonwhites of citizenship, we would never hear the end of it as it would be considered the new most important news story in the world.

    • Replies: @Hibernian
    @Jefferson

    Allegedly, back in the day, the dictator Joachim Balaguer was a white supremacist

    Replies: @ogunsiron

  46. @Svigor

    There was apparently a study by some females from Scandinavia proving that women had to be twice as good as men to get the same job or something.

    Unfortunately, they lost the floppy their data was on, so no one could replicate their results.
     
    White Man's Intuition tells me you aren't kidding.

    Replies: @Hippopotamusdrome

    Study has been done.

    Can political affirmative action for women reduce gender bias?

    we asked villagers to rate a speech delivered by a leader during a village meeting.

    Half of the villagers randomly heard a female voice deliver the speech and the other half randomly heard a male voice.

    Villagers who have never been exposed to a female leader due to the reservation policy evaluate the hypothetical leader significantly worse when the leader is randomly described as a woman.

  47. In Montgomery County, Maryland a judge, 54-year-old Audrey Creighton is stepping down, in the aftermath of the weird case of taking a 24-year-old felon as a live-in lover who beat her and stole her car. They met when she was his defense lawyer, and got together after his five-year sentence was served. The Washington Post has the latest on her case today: link. Having the name Audrey Creighton didn’t hold her back from being a professional Hispanic, something always mentioned in articles about her before her troubles.

    • Replies: @Alec Leamas
    @John Mansfield

    Not too bad for a 55 year old woman.

    , @Truth
    @John Mansfield

    Hey how come when they do these white criminal stories, they always use the perp's middle name? Is it a media convention, or is every white guy who uses his middle name just an asshole?

    I worked many years in the media and I could never conclusively answer that one.

    Replies: @Dave Pinsen

  48. @WhatEvvs
    It's been torturing me...but I've finally remembered Rachel D., style icon:

    Kathleen Cleaver!

    (Those of a 'certain age' will remember her.)

    Then:

    http://33.media.tumblr.com/2485a291350de9dc67c69fc49b8cbc43/tumblr_inline_ngp0gckqHq1qfb043.gif

    http://cdn.indiewire.com/dims4/INDIEWIRE/05edc14/2147483647/thumbnail/680x478/quality/75/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fd1oi7t5trwfj5d.cloudfront.net%2Fc8%2F3c%2F62b39b0d402f9c948d960c42587d%2Fk-cleaver.jpg

    Now:

    https://allthechildrenoflight.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/thechildrenoflight-kathleen-neal.jpg

    http://static1.squarespace.com/static/523747a5e4b0bfc1675bd7b4/52a8a9e3e4b004cefae5d0b6/52a8aa36e4b0d1de7d8bbb67/1388254767150/KCleever.jpg

    http://hutchinscenter.fas.harvard.edu/sites/all/files/images/fellows/Cleaver%20PIC.jpg

    Looks like she's developed a little problem on her forehead, due to that light skin.

    Replies: @carol, @WhatEvvs, @Romanian

    Cleaver looks like another fake!

  49. @Rob McX
    Funny thing is, I did an image search of that picture of her with Michelle Obama, and all other copies of it online apparently come from the source your reader linked to. Photoshop?

    Replies: @Harry Baldwin

    Not Photoshopped, the same picture is much clearer here:
    http://www.bergen.com/fashion/featured/personal-style-the-modern-and-classic-style-of-keila-ravelo-1.765482?photo=4&c=y

    Credited to Beatrice Moritz photography. Caption: “Keila Ravelo at an event at The Asia Society in New York City with First Lady Michelle Obama.”

  50. Point of correction, Steve: the firms are “Willkie Farr (& Gallagher),” (2 “l’s” in “Willkie”) and “Sidley Austin” (not “Sidley & Austin”).

    • Replies: @ben tillman
    @Thomas


    Point of correction, Steve: the firms are “Willkie Farr (& Gallagher),” (2 “l’s” in “Willkie”) and “Sidley Austin” (not “Sidley & Austin”).
     
    The latter isn't really a correction. It's annoying that someone at Sidley & Austin decides we should change what we call it, and it's annoying that you're trying to enforce their silly change of convention.
  51. OT-

    NPR reports that Hillary’s vision of Americana is based on her hometown of Park Ridge, IL and the quaint small suburb of Chappaqua, NY where she currently resides.

    http://www.npr.org/sections/itsallpolitics/2015/06/16/413927185/growing-up-in-protected-americana-hillary-clinton-looked-outside-the-cocoon

    “And the way people describe Chappaqua today is a lot like Hillary Clinton’s friends describe Park Ridge of the 1950s.”

    “But in a good way,” Ebeling said. “It was what truthfully what we would like for our kids today and our grandchildren. That you can have a breathing space,” she said.”

    The demographics of both Park Ridge and Chappaqua are over 92% White.

  52. @Buzz Mohawk
    @Dennis Dale


    Her “philosophy”: “Always remain flexible. Be open to new opportunities.”
     
    Let's add to that, think outside the box. Maybe we should reach out to her ASAP and ask what her best practices are. Maybe she's had Six Sigma training and is a Certified Project Manager too.

    I'm about to vomit,

    but no, I won't, because I'm used to this crap language that I find everywhere in business bios, Linked In, and whatever passes for a resume now. It is garbage. It is the terminology of people paid to do nothing and pretend to lead those who produce.

    Remember the phrase too many chiefs and not enough Indians? Yeah, that's it a hundredfold now. Let's just admit that 20% of the people produce the stuff we use and everyone else is tap-dancing and bullshitting for their share.

    Replies: @njguy73, @Lurker, @Clyde

    OK, Six Sigma isn’t BS. It’s a set of statistical techniques used to ensure conformity to standards such that for every million opportunities for nonconformity, less than 4 fall outside three standard deviations (sigma) from the specs either way. Hence, six sigma.

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
    @njguy73


    Six Sigma isn’t BS.
     
    I stand corrected.

    Yes, it is fine when this is applied to the production of physical objects, ala Edwards Deming's quality control. As soon as you start using these biz school techniques to produce ubiquitous, Excel spreadsheets about intangeable, interpersonal activities, forget it.

    I am a biz owner who spent many years in corporate pyramids witnessing middle managers "earn" bloated salaries by sending emails 'round and 'round, having meetings, creating the program du jour, collating everyone else's results, and sending their crap reports up the line.

    For every one guy ensuring quality or discovering how to produce better (validly applying Six Sigma for example) there are fifty doing nothing but communicating about it -- in an increasingly baroque language.

    I will grant you that Six Sigma is a valid statistical technique though.

    Replies: @njguy73

  53. @Whiskey
    @Father O'Hara

    Seen this many times in my own life among White women. The more beautiful, intelligent, accomplished? The greater the taste for thug.

    Replies: @njguy73, @Rifleman

    This Keila Ravelo lady and her lover are both thugs. One just happens to do the government-sanctioned kind of thuggery. And as Michael Kinsley wrote about insider trading, “the scandal isn’t what’s illegal, the scandal is what’s legal”

    “I live in the Managerial Age, in a world of “Admin.” The greatest evil is not now done in those sordid “dens of crime” that Dickens loved to paint. It is not done even in concentration camps and labour camps. In those we see its final result. But it is conceived and ordered (moved, seconded, carried, and minuted) in clean, carpeted, warmed and well-lighted offices, by quiet men with white collars and cut fingernails and smooth-shaven cheeks who do not need to raise their voices. Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern.”

    – C. S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters

  54. Speaking of Women Of Color, this Mediterranean looking woman named Danzy Senna self identifies herself as “Black”.

    If she can get away with being “Black” in America, than a lot of the Italian women in my family can get away with adopting a “Black” identity as well if they wanted to.

    • Replies: @dcite
    @Jefferson

    She looks "black" Irish to me.

    , @Hibernian
    @Jefferson

    My German/Irish cousin's wife is a little more of a person of color than the average Hispanic woman. No sane person would take her to be African-American, however.

  55. It could be worse for Michelle Obama. At least she wasn’t photographed shaking hands with a serial killer, like Rosalind Carter was.

  56. The irony that Catholic White and Jewish White last names have Whiter racial demographics than people with Anglo Saxon Protestant last names.

    No irony, genius. Black Americans with WASP last names acquired their last names from their 19th C. owners — slave owners.

    How ’bout all these Jewish American gentlefolk with names such as “Stewart” or “Kinsley” or “Ericson”? No one forced them to WASP-ify their names.

    • Replies: @HA
    @David Davenport

    How ’bout all these Jewish American gentlefolk with names such as “Stewart” or “Kinsley” or “Ericson”?

    Some of them blame Ellis Island bureaucrats for the name shifts, though to be fair, back in those archaic dark days when immigrants were expected to melt into the pot, it seemed a reasonable approach, and not quite as genocidal as some might regard it today.

    (Not that the "Wallechinsky" surnames that Austro-Hungarian census takers -and other such officials forced Jews to adopt was any less an effort to stamp another culture onto them than that of the Ellis island drones who decided that "Wallace" would henceforth be a better fit.)

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  57. iSteveFan says:
    @27 year old
    OT: Dominican republic not just rounding up and deporting illegals, but actually revoking the citizenship of many of their citizens.

    Can't be done blah blah blah

    http://sandiegofreepress.org/2015/06/dominican-republic-to-be-socially-cleaned-on-june-16th/

    On June 16th about a quarter of a million people will be made stateless. They will have no homes, no passports, and no civil rights. There are several reasons for this, but the primary reason is racism.

    At issue is a ruling by the Constitutional Court in the Dominican Republic to strip away the citizenship of several generations of Dominicans.

    According to the decision, Dominicans born after 1929 to parents who are not of Dominican ancestry are to have their citizenship revoked. The ruling affects an estimated 250,000 Dominican people of Haitian descent, including many who have had no personal connection with Haiti for several generations.
     

    Replies: @Jefferson, @iSteveFan, @Daniel H, @Lurker, @Hal

    Following the link for that Dominican story I came across this passage.

    Where will these people live in Haiti? Most of them have never been to Haiti. Haiti can’t even house all of its own people. Dumping a quarter of a million people on the border of the poorest nation in the hemisphere will quickly lead to a public health disaster.

    Unfortunately we all know the answer to that question. Once the Dominicans eject those of Haitian descent, the US government is sure to come to the rescue. I guess Fargo and other points in flyover country should get ready for the resettlement of these quarter million Haitians.

  58. Is it me, or is there no smoking gun here?

    Yes, Michelle Obama associated with a scummy lawyer being sued for stealing money. Is this news? Haven’t the Obamas always done this with Rezko et al?

  59. I enjoyed that “Blessings” song, seriously and no kidding. … Much better than low testosterone pop music aimed at young white people.

    Isn’t Mr. Drake half Jewish?

    Hip hop is infecting the commercial country music genre, by the way. Example: “Cop Car” by Sam Hunt, who has obviously listened to some Drake product.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @David Davenport

    Yes, the 'Hip Hoppification' of the music scene - and society generally - is not something to celebrate, but it's the default genre young people work in today. It has tremendous appeal...I don't think it can be so easily dismissed. It *is* catchy and the wordplay can be clever.

    It's not so much the 'sonic' aspect that is concerning...society can and has co-existed happily with black musical forms.

    The issue with hip-hop culture specifically, is the attitudes and agenda embedded in the music. It is the authentic voice and culture of blacks. The lifestyle of the 'rapper' is the lifestyle of Africa.

    Blacks love this culture because it 'frees' them. They are freed to be who they truly are, and not be constrained by 'uptight' white (European) standards and mores.

    Hip Hop music and culture is not a joke, it is one of the most important cultural events in American history (sounds silly, but I'm not exaggerating!)

    The *mentality* of Hip-hop, created by Black Americans - and aggressively marketed to the broader culture by Jewish media is increasingly becoming *the* culture of the United States...and by extension the western world.

    , @Hacienda
    @David Davenport

    Drake's mom is Jewish, father black. Father was a drummer. Jailed at least a couple of times.
    Mom was an "educator".

    At the age of 24, Drake commented on his early life by saying "I've seen a lot, man. I've seen a lot of life, put it that way. I've been with the most blessed kids in the world. I've been with people whose life is right at the bottom of the barrel. I was on a TV show, I went to art school, I went to hood schools. I've lived. I've lived a full 24 years, man."

    20 years ago, he's a mulatto nobody. Today he's a star, lifted out of Grand Theft Auto V.

    Replies: @Anonymous

  60. @27 year old
    OT: Dominican republic not just rounding up and deporting illegals, but actually revoking the citizenship of many of their citizens.

    Can't be done blah blah blah

    http://sandiegofreepress.org/2015/06/dominican-republic-to-be-socially-cleaned-on-june-16th/

    On June 16th about a quarter of a million people will be made stateless. They will have no homes, no passports, and no civil rights. There are several reasons for this, but the primary reason is racism.

    At issue is a ruling by the Constitutional Court in the Dominican Republic to strip away the citizenship of several generations of Dominicans.

    According to the decision, Dominicans born after 1929 to parents who are not of Dominican ancestry are to have their citizenship revoked. The ruling affects an estimated 250,000 Dominican people of Haitian descent, including many who have had no personal connection with Haiti for several generations.
     

    Replies: @Jefferson, @iSteveFan, @Daniel H, @Lurker, @Hal

    >>According to the decision, Dominicans born after 1929 to parents who are not of Dominican ancestry are to have their citizenship revoked. The ruling affects an estimated 250,000 Dominican people of Haitian descent, including many who have had no personal connection with Haiti for several generations.<<

    Want to take bets on who is going to take in these instantly created refugees.

    • Replies: @Ed
    @Daniel H

    Haiti. Haiti has built centers to accommodate them and reintegrate them into society. Also I doubt they go through it on that large a scale. The Dominicans don't want to upset the Vatican. Oddly enough though other countries are loathe to criticize them, except Haiti of course, because they have their own migrant issues.

    Replies: @27 year old, @ogunsiron

  61. I’m still waiting, is it going to get interesting?

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    @Truth

    "I’m still waiting, is it going to get interesting?"

    Are you?

  62. @Jus' Sayin'...
    I couldn't help but notice the reference to "the now defunct Upsala College". I taught briefly at that school in the early 1970s when it had a sterling reputation, e.g., 100% admission rate to med schools among its pre-med majors, and it served a student population composed largely of middle class Lutheran kids from the suburbs of New Jerset and southeast Pennsylvania. I got there just as the first wave of Negro migrants from Newark began washing over East Orange and it wasn't pretty. A very pleasant and well-stocked downtown supermarket became a vandalized hulk within six months. Random violence began encouraging the local residents to leave and businesses soon joined the exodus. All this within the space of one academic year.

    Potential students and their parents noticed what was happening during visits to the campus and often experienced acts of random nastiness by the newly-arrived Negro settlers. Even alumni and alumae decided to seek an education for their children elsewhere. A very wealthy alumnus found an abandoned campus - in Bucks County I believe - not that far from the East Orange Campus, about the same size, and in need of relatively minor restoration. He and a group of other supportive alumni offered to finance moving the College. The President at the time, a classic liberal Protestant minister, refused the offer and said Upsala stood ready to minister to its new flock. I had the mispleasure of teaching some of these early affirmative action cases, e.g., a student who accused me of racism for giving her a failing grade in statistics and a another fellow whose only apparent intellectual accomplishment was memorizing some comic-book-level Marxist jargon. The former eventually demonstrated that she had not in fact mastered third-grade level arithmetic and the latter dropped my course when he realized that I expected him to study and learn something.

    Decades later I was channel surfing and caught an episode of the old television series, "Dirty Jobs". The main character was working with a crew that recovered architectural remnants from
    buildings facing demolition. They were hacking their way through what looked like a jungle-covered Mayan ruin but seemed vaguely familiar. I realized why when I saw the old "Upsala College" carving that had stood over the main entrance to the college refrectory.

    Pardon the maudlin maunderings of an older man but the costs of coddling the massive dysfunction of the Negro underclass and the utter corruption of Negroes who exploit both white race guilt and the helplessness of their racial fellows have many diverse negative consequences and some of these are buried in a fog of indifference and forgetfullness. All take a toll on our society.

    Replies: @Clyde, @Grumpy, @Anonymous

    Brilliant! Thanks.

  63. @Buzz Mohawk
    @Dennis Dale


    Her “philosophy”: “Always remain flexible. Be open to new opportunities.”
     
    Let's add to that, think outside the box. Maybe we should reach out to her ASAP and ask what her best practices are. Maybe she's had Six Sigma training and is a Certified Project Manager too.

    I'm about to vomit,

    but no, I won't, because I'm used to this crap language that I find everywhere in business bios, Linked In, and whatever passes for a resume now. It is garbage. It is the terminology of people paid to do nothing and pretend to lead those who produce.

    Remember the phrase too many chiefs and not enough Indians? Yeah, that's it a hundredfold now. Let's just admit that 20% of the people produce the stuff we use and everyone else is tap-dancing and bullshitting for their share.

    Replies: @njguy73, @Lurker, @Clyde

    Everyone seems to claim to be a project manager these days. Makes me wonder who actually works on these projects that are being managed.

    • Replies: @njguy73
    @Lurker

    Not Americans, that's for sure.

  64. @27 year old
    OT: Dominican republic not just rounding up and deporting illegals, but actually revoking the citizenship of many of their citizens.

    Can't be done blah blah blah

    http://sandiegofreepress.org/2015/06/dominican-republic-to-be-socially-cleaned-on-june-16th/

    On June 16th about a quarter of a million people will be made stateless. They will have no homes, no passports, and no civil rights. There are several reasons for this, but the primary reason is racism.

    At issue is a ruling by the Constitutional Court in the Dominican Republic to strip away the citizenship of several generations of Dominicans.

    According to the decision, Dominicans born after 1929 to parents who are not of Dominican ancestry are to have their citizenship revoked. The ruling affects an estimated 250,000 Dominican people of Haitian descent, including many who have had no personal connection with Haiti for several generations.
     

    Replies: @Jefferson, @iSteveFan, @Daniel H, @Lurker, @Hal

    including many who have had no personal connection with Haiti for several generations

    No doubt their having no personal connection to the US – ever – won’t be a barrier to their eventual resettlement there.

  65. @John Mansfield
    In Montgomery County, Maryland a judge, 54-year-old Audrey Creighton is stepping down, in the aftermath of the weird case of taking a 24-year-old felon as a live-in lover who beat her and stole her car. They met when she was his defense lawyer, and got together after his five-year sentence was served. The Washington Post has the latest on her case today: link. Having the name Audrey Creighton didn't hold her back from being a professional Hispanic, something always mentioned in articles about her before her troubles.

    Replies: @Alec Leamas, @Truth

    Not too bad for a 55 year old woman.

  66. Many blacks at big law firms are akin to social promotion candidates in grade school. To the extent that they posses the aptitude to do the work competently, it seems that lots of them suffer from the low expectations of the lawyers who manage them as well as the easy living of being diversity hires. At a certain point the firm balks at promoting them along the partner track (and paying significantly more for busy work), at which point they are jettisoned to be replaced by fresh black 3Ls.

  67. @Clyde
    What did she need those stolen millions for? This. Luxury goods such as Hermes handbags for that edge in female one upmanship and status signaling.
    http://www.bergen.com/fashion/featured/personal-style-the-modern-and-classic-style-of-keila-ravelo-1.765482

    Replies: @Dave Pinsen, @Moderate Mom

    The author of that little fluff piece in the Bergen paper repeatedly spelled Hermes as Herms. I wonder what I could pick up a Herms bag for if a Herms is a Hermes knockoff?

  68. @Truth
    I'm still waiting, is it going to get interesting?

    Replies: @Mr. Anon

    “I’m still waiting, is it going to get interesting?”

    Are you?

  69. Steve: Your captions kill me. Another classic here.

  70. @Jus' Sayin'...
    I couldn't help but notice the reference to "the now defunct Upsala College". I taught briefly at that school in the early 1970s when it had a sterling reputation, e.g., 100% admission rate to med schools among its pre-med majors, and it served a student population composed largely of middle class Lutheran kids from the suburbs of New Jerset and southeast Pennsylvania. I got there just as the first wave of Negro migrants from Newark began washing over East Orange and it wasn't pretty. A very pleasant and well-stocked downtown supermarket became a vandalized hulk within six months. Random violence began encouraging the local residents to leave and businesses soon joined the exodus. All this within the space of one academic year.

    Potential students and their parents noticed what was happening during visits to the campus and often experienced acts of random nastiness by the newly-arrived Negro settlers. Even alumni and alumae decided to seek an education for their children elsewhere. A very wealthy alumnus found an abandoned campus - in Bucks County I believe - not that far from the East Orange Campus, about the same size, and in need of relatively minor restoration. He and a group of other supportive alumni offered to finance moving the College. The President at the time, a classic liberal Protestant minister, refused the offer and said Upsala stood ready to minister to its new flock. I had the mispleasure of teaching some of these early affirmative action cases, e.g., a student who accused me of racism for giving her a failing grade in statistics and a another fellow whose only apparent intellectual accomplishment was memorizing some comic-book-level Marxist jargon. The former eventually demonstrated that she had not in fact mastered third-grade level arithmetic and the latter dropped my course when he realized that I expected him to study and learn something.

    Decades later I was channel surfing and caught an episode of the old television series, "Dirty Jobs". The main character was working with a crew that recovered architectural remnants from
    buildings facing demolition. They were hacking their way through what looked like a jungle-covered Mayan ruin but seemed vaguely familiar. I realized why when I saw the old "Upsala College" carving that had stood over the main entrance to the college refrectory.

    Pardon the maudlin maunderings of an older man but the costs of coddling the massive dysfunction of the Negro underclass and the utter corruption of Negroes who exploit both white race guilt and the helplessness of their racial fellows have many diverse negative consequences and some of these are buried in a fog of indifference and forgetfullness. All take a toll on our society.

    Replies: @Clyde, @Grumpy, @Anonymous

    We forget how fragile institutions are.

    Upsala College in New Jersey was founded by Swedish Lutherans and named after Sweden’s venerable Uppsala University (before the Swedish spelling reform that added the second ‘p’ to the name Uppsala). Upsala College lasted more than 100 years before it closed.

    Dana College in Nebraska was one of only two Danish-American colleges. It lasted 126 years before it closed in 2010.

    There are still several Scandinavian-American colleges.

    Danish: Grand View University (IA)

    Finnish: Finlandia University (MI)

    Swedish: Augustana College (IL), Bethany College (KS), Bethel University (MN), Gustavus Adolphus College (MN)

    Norwegian: Augsburg College (MN), Augustana College (SD), Bethany Lutheran College (MN), Concordia College (MN), Luther College (IA), Pacific Lutheran University (WA), St. Olaf College (MN)

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Grumpy

    Dana (as in Dana Bash of CNN) failed for financial reasons, not demographic. Omaha isn't Newark. It may be revived as a branch of nearby Midland U, also Lutheran.

    The president in the early Eighties was a former Chicago Cardinal (NFL, not RCC.) Of course, football was emphasized, and they recruited street kids who, if not criminal, were questionable. If only they were as polite in the hallway as on the field. They won 12 games in his 7 year tenure.

    Then he resigned due to financial dealings that again were not criminal but questionable. He was replaced by a squeaky-clean scholar and church nerd who took the emphasis off sports.

    ​By his second year they had the first winning season in the last 15; his third, they won the league for the first time in anyone's memory.

    One English prof at Dana claimed that he'd got word that Suomi College in Michigan was going to rename itself something generic like the UP Technical Junior College. He wrote them a scathing letter about betraying their Finnish heritage, and they changed their minds. That's now "Finlandia University".

    Replies: @Grumpy

  71. OT @Steve

    there’s a hashtag on Rachel, the black twitterati are no less vicious:

    https://twitter.com/hashtag/RachelDolezalMemoirTitles?src=hash

    best of:

    Orange is the new black
    Twelve Years a Negro
    Get Black or Lie Tryin’
    To Kill A Mockingbird and Assume Its Racial Identity
    Black by not so popular demand
    Dreams from my Rented Father
    50 Shades of Spray
    Dream Weaver (that’s by Michelle Malkin)

    see also:
    http://www.cringely.com/2015/06/15/the-h-1b-visa-program-is-a-scam

    • Replies: @candid_observer
    @theo the kraut

    I'd add Fauxa Parks to the list.

  72. @John Mansfield
    In Montgomery County, Maryland a judge, 54-year-old Audrey Creighton is stepping down, in the aftermath of the weird case of taking a 24-year-old felon as a live-in lover who beat her and stole her car. They met when she was his defense lawyer, and got together after his five-year sentence was served. The Washington Post has the latest on her case today: link. Having the name Audrey Creighton didn't hold her back from being a professional Hispanic, something always mentioned in articles about her before her troubles.

    Replies: @Alec Leamas, @Truth

    Hey how come when they do these white criminal stories, they always use the perp’s middle name? Is it a media convention, or is every white guy who uses his middle name just an asshole?

    I worked many years in the media and I could never conclusively answer that one.

    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
    @Truth

    To be more specific in identifying the perp. "Tom Jones" could be any Tom Johns. "Tom Howard Jones" narrows it down.

    If the perp is named D'Brickashaw, the relative rarity of that first name narrows it down more than the middle name in the previous example.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Truth

  73. Dumping a quarter of a million people on the border of the poorest nation in the hemisphere will quickly lead to a public health disaster.

    Because Haiti is doing just dandy as it is.

  74. Well, I am not sure what you are talking about when you say CSWM’s still rule.

    For example, at the US government’s important Office of Personnel Management we have:

    Katherine Archuleta, Obama’s former campaign political director as director.

    Ann Marie Habershaw, former COO of Obama’s reelection campaign as Archulta’s chief of staff.

    Angela Bailey, new COO.

    Donna Seymour, new CIO.

    Kamala Vasagam, new general counsel.

    Etc., etc.

    http://www.federalnewsradio.com/520/3528331/OPM-staffs-up-reshuffles-senior-leadership

    As another pundit says: The country’s in the very best of hands.

    • Replies: @Ivy
    @wren

    How many of them can even spell IT, let alone understand it?
    Their combined income is about seven figures, so they received pretty good sinecures.

    Replies: @wren

  75. Re: Population loss in cities

    Here is an article on the topic
    http://www.citylab.com/crime/2014/07/the-link-between-so-called-murder-capitals-and-population-decline/374484/

    What it says: crime causes population loss. I won’t disagree. Now you do know what the cure for crime is, don’t you? If you didn’t answer “Immigration”, you should read the whole thing. Because only immigration can spur gentrification, which appears to be the end of urban history.

  76. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @David Davenport
    I enjoyed that "Blessings" song, seriously and no kidding. ... Much better than low testosterone pop music aimed at young white people.

    Isn't Mr. Drake half Jewish?

    Hip hop is infecting the commercial country music genre, by the way. Example: "Cop Car" by Sam Hunt, who has obviously listened to some Drake product.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Hacienda

    Yes, the ‘Hip Hoppification’ of the music scene – and society generally – is not something to celebrate, but it’s the default genre young people work in today. It has tremendous appeal…I don’t think it can be so easily dismissed. It *is* catchy and the wordplay can be clever.

    It’s not so much the ‘sonic’ aspect that is concerning…society can and has co-existed happily with black musical forms.

    The issue with hip-hop culture specifically, is the attitudes and agenda embedded in the music. It is the authentic voice and culture of blacks. The lifestyle of the ‘rapper’ is the lifestyle of Africa.

    Blacks love this culture because it ‘frees’ them. They are freed to be who they truly are, and not be constrained by ‘uptight’ white (European) standards and mores.

    Hip Hop music and culture is not a joke, it is one of the most important cultural events in American history (sounds silly, but I’m not exaggerating!)

    The *mentality* of Hip-hop, created by Black Americans – and aggressively marketed to the broader culture by Jewish media is increasingly becoming *the* culture of the United States…and by extension the western world.

  77. Ed says:
    @Daniel H
    @27 year old

    >>According to the decision, Dominicans born after 1929 to parents who are not of Dominican ancestry are to have their citizenship revoked. The ruling affects an estimated 250,000 Dominican people of Haitian descent, including many who have had no personal connection with Haiti for several generations.<<

    Want to take bets on who is going to take in these instantly created refugees.

    Replies: @Ed

    Haiti. Haiti has built centers to accommodate them and reintegrate them into society. Also I doubt they go through it on that large a scale. The Dominicans don’t want to upset the Vatican. Oddly enough though other countries are loathe to criticize them, except Haiti of course, because they have their own migrant issues.

    • Replies: @27 year old
    @Ed

    The US (NYT, usual suspects) are not hesitating to criticize them, despite the obvious "migrant issues" in the US

    , @ogunsiron
    @Ed

    I believe that the haitian government (after being forced to) has accepted to grant haitian citizenship to those people. Anyone knows if the dominicans intend to let the haitians stay with visas ? It seems strange of me as someone of haitian descent to say this, but in a way I'm ok with the DR refusing to simply let itself be overwhelmed by its irresponsible neighbor. The dominicans aren't a great nation, but they've been trying and their country is semi-functional and haitians should study what the dominicans, not flood their country.

  78. @Whiskey
    @Father O'Hara

    Seen this many times in my own life among White women. The more beautiful, intelligent, accomplished? The greater the taste for thug.

    Replies: @njguy73, @Rifleman

    Seen this many times in my own life among White women. The more beautiful, intelligent, accomplished? The greater the taste for thug.

    No you haven’t. You haven’t “seen” it, you’ve “fantasized” about it as an excuse to explain away your sexless, omega male lifestyle.

    Almost every “beautiful, intelligent, accomplished” woman out there is with a male of similar background but a man a bit older and less attractive.

    Most of these women actually prefer beta type, successful men. They aren’t interested in the bad boy/thug of your homo-erotic fantasies.

    Nerds like you fear understanding that because it means you would have to face up to your own omega status.

    You guys are not Nice Guys, you’re not “beta” males. You couldn’t be if you tried.

    Instead you are simply woman hating omega losers trapped in your own personal hell.

    Demonizing and misrepresenting the reality of women is what you must do for psychological survival. The alternative for you would be simply suicide.

    • Replies: @Dan Kurt
    @Rifleman

    Why all the animus toward Whiskey?

    This a constant theme on iSteve.

    Dan Kurt

    Replies: @Truth

    , @Buffalo Joe
    @Rifleman

    Wow, Rifleman, what a beat down. I have four, beautiful (yeah, I'm biased), intelligent, and accomplished ( career wise) daughters and not a thug in sight. They have dozens of similar girls friends and again no thugs...maybe a couple of losers.

    , @anonymous
    @Rifleman


    Most of these women actually prefer beta type, successful men. They aren’t interested in the bad boy/thug of your homo-erotic fantasies.
     
    How do you know so much about what women want? Are you a woman yourself? Or are you just another male 'expert' on what women want?
    , @dcite
    @Rifleman

    I agree. There are women who go for bad men, and men who go for bad girls (though usually the men want a shorter term thing), but not for serious. Good grief. The ones that do attract attention. People who are bad, or seek out bad to be with bad, make more noise, audially and visually. In fact, they are noise personified.

    , @Harry Baldwin
    @Rifleman

    What I like about Whiskey is the way he never responds in kind to his detractors. They insult him in the most vile personal manner. He just ignores them and plows ahead, spreading his Word.

    He's Christ-like, really.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon

  79. @Ed
    @Daniel H

    Haiti. Haiti has built centers to accommodate them and reintegrate them into society. Also I doubt they go through it on that large a scale. The Dominicans don't want to upset the Vatican. Oddly enough though other countries are loathe to criticize them, except Haiti of course, because they have their own migrant issues.

    Replies: @27 year old, @ogunsiron

    The US (NYT, usual suspects) are not hesitating to criticize them, despite the obvious “migrant issues” in the US

  80. @iSteveFan

    So, law firms are constantly reaching for them, hiring new female African-American attorneys, hoping that they will work out, then watching them leave after a few years when the firm realizes they are not worth the price, and some new law firm hopes it will work out for them. It’s sort of like how baseball teams constantly give chances to left-handed relievers who have been mediocre over and over for different teams.
     
    I went to Willkie's web page and they are trumpeting the hiring of a new partner in their London office. They've taken on one Solomon Wifa as a full blown partner. Is that normal to bring someone in as a partner? I thought you had to be with the firm for several years to work your way into that position.

    Replies: @Anonymous Rice Alum 4, @bbtp

    Is that normal to bring someone in as a partner? I thought you had to be with the firm for several years to work your way into that position.

    Law firms bring in partner-level attorneys all the time, if the firm’s leading partners decide to. Comes down to money, of course. Usually the partner lateraling in will bring a big client. AA laterals allow the firm to check minority ownership boxes and get more work from government and Fortune 500 clients.

    Like met things, the rules (“work hard as an associate for seven years, then we’ll reward you”) are for suckers who don’t know money talks and it’s all who you know.

  81. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Jus' Sayin'...
    I couldn't help but notice the reference to "the now defunct Upsala College". I taught briefly at that school in the early 1970s when it had a sterling reputation, e.g., 100% admission rate to med schools among its pre-med majors, and it served a student population composed largely of middle class Lutheran kids from the suburbs of New Jerset and southeast Pennsylvania. I got there just as the first wave of Negro migrants from Newark began washing over East Orange and it wasn't pretty. A very pleasant and well-stocked downtown supermarket became a vandalized hulk within six months. Random violence began encouraging the local residents to leave and businesses soon joined the exodus. All this within the space of one academic year.

    Potential students and their parents noticed what was happening during visits to the campus and often experienced acts of random nastiness by the newly-arrived Negro settlers. Even alumni and alumae decided to seek an education for their children elsewhere. A very wealthy alumnus found an abandoned campus - in Bucks County I believe - not that far from the East Orange Campus, about the same size, and in need of relatively minor restoration. He and a group of other supportive alumni offered to finance moving the College. The President at the time, a classic liberal Protestant minister, refused the offer and said Upsala stood ready to minister to its new flock. I had the mispleasure of teaching some of these early affirmative action cases, e.g., a student who accused me of racism for giving her a failing grade in statistics and a another fellow whose only apparent intellectual accomplishment was memorizing some comic-book-level Marxist jargon. The former eventually demonstrated that she had not in fact mastered third-grade level arithmetic and the latter dropped my course when he realized that I expected him to study and learn something.

    Decades later I was channel surfing and caught an episode of the old television series, "Dirty Jobs". The main character was working with a crew that recovered architectural remnants from
    buildings facing demolition. They were hacking their way through what looked like a jungle-covered Mayan ruin but seemed vaguely familiar. I realized why when I saw the old "Upsala College" carving that had stood over the main entrance to the college refrectory.

    Pardon the maudlin maunderings of an older man but the costs of coddling the massive dysfunction of the Negro underclass and the utter corruption of Negroes who exploit both white race guilt and the helplessness of their racial fellows have many diverse negative consequences and some of these are buried in a fog of indifference and forgetfullness. All take a toll on our society.

    Replies: @Clyde, @Grumpy, @Anonymous

    It is difficult for today’s hipsters to comprehend the swiftness of the collapse of neighborhoods in the 1970s due to Negro infiltration. I had a white doorman in Chicago who grew up in Marquette Park, I went to college with a white guy who grew up in East Orange, NJ and worked with a white guy in a Cleveland accounting firm who grew up in the city of Detroit. The collapse of many of America’s urban neighborhoods was swift and brutal from 1968-1975.

  82. @iSteveFan

    So, law firms are constantly reaching for them, hiring new female African-American attorneys, hoping that they will work out, then watching them leave after a few years when the firm realizes they are not worth the price, and some new law firm hopes it will work out for them. It’s sort of like how baseball teams constantly give chances to left-handed relievers who have been mediocre over and over for different teams.
     
    I went to Willkie's web page and they are trumpeting the hiring of a new partner in their London office. They've taken on one Solomon Wifa as a full blown partner. Is that normal to bring someone in as a partner? I thought you had to be with the firm for several years to work your way into that position.

    Replies: @Anonymous Rice Alum 4, @bbtp

    Wifa is already a partner at OMM, so there’s nothing unusual about his lateraling to another firm as a partner (and, presumably, bringing his book of business with him).

  83. WhatEvvs [AKA "Prada Yada Yada"] says:
    @WhatEvvs
    It's been torturing me...but I've finally remembered Rachel D., style icon:

    Kathleen Cleaver!

    (Those of a 'certain age' will remember her.)

    Then:

    http://33.media.tumblr.com/2485a291350de9dc67c69fc49b8cbc43/tumblr_inline_ngp0gckqHq1qfb043.gif

    http://cdn.indiewire.com/dims4/INDIEWIRE/05edc14/2147483647/thumbnail/680x478/quality/75/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fd1oi7t5trwfj5d.cloudfront.net%2Fc8%2F3c%2F62b39b0d402f9c948d960c42587d%2Fk-cleaver.jpg

    Now:

    https://allthechildrenoflight.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/thechildrenoflight-kathleen-neal.jpg

    http://static1.squarespace.com/static/523747a5e4b0bfc1675bd7b4/52a8a9e3e4b004cefae5d0b6/52a8aa36e4b0d1de7d8bbb67/1388254767150/KCleever.jpg

    http://hutchinscenter.fas.harvard.edu/sites/all/files/images/fellows/Cleaver%20PIC.jpg

    Looks like she's developed a little problem on her forehead, due to that light skin.

    Replies: @carol, @WhatEvvs, @Romanian

    Joking or serious? Kathleen Cleaver was the wife of Eldridge. She was THE sex symbol/La pasionara of the 60s-70s radical movement, and no, she was not a fake. She was a hypodescent black woman. Those naturals were natural.

  84. @theo the kraut
    OT @Steve

    there's a hashtag on Rachel, the black twitterati are no less vicious:

    https://twitter.com/hashtag/RachelDolezalMemoirTitles?src=hash

    best of:

    Orange is the new black
    Twelve Years a Negro
    Get Black or Lie Tryin'
    To Kill A Mockingbird and Assume Its Racial Identity
    Black by not so popular demand
    Dreams from my Rented Father
    50 Shades of Spray
    Dream Weaver (that's by Michelle Malkin)


    see also:
    http://www.cringely.com/2015/06/15/the-h-1b-visa-program-is-a-scam

    Replies: @candid_observer

    I’d add Fauxa Parks to the list.

  85. @Marty
    Looks like Ravelo took Sidney Powell literally.

    Replies: @Shaq

    Obviously, it’s a “how-to” book….

  86. @njguy73
    @Buzz Mohawk

    OK, Six Sigma isn't BS. It's a set of statistical techniques used to ensure conformity to standards such that for every million opportunities for nonconformity, less than 4 fall outside three standard deviations (sigma) from the specs either way. Hence, six sigma.

    Replies: @Buzz Mohawk

    Six Sigma isn’t BS.

    I stand corrected.

    Yes, it is fine when this is applied to the production of physical objects, ala Edwards Deming’s quality control. As soon as you start using these biz school techniques to produce ubiquitous, Excel spreadsheets about intangeable, interpersonal activities, forget it.

    I am a biz owner who spent many years in corporate pyramids witnessing middle managers “earn” bloated salaries by sending emails ’round and ’round, having meetings, creating the program du jour, collating everyone else’s results, and sending their crap reports up the line.

    For every one guy ensuring quality or discovering how to produce better (validly applying Six Sigma for example) there are fifty doing nothing but communicating about it — in an increasingly baroque language.

    I will grant you that Six Sigma is a valid statistical technique though.

    • Replies: @njguy73
    @Buzz Mohawk

    "Ubiquitous, Excel spreadsheets about intangible, interpersonal activities... sending emails ’round and ’round, having meetings, creating the program du jour, collating everyone else’s results, and sending their crap reports up the line...fifty guys doing nothing but communicating about it — in an increasingly baroque language."

    Been there, man. I've worked for manufacturing firms where people are praised more for putting out fires than for (metaphorically) installing smoke alarms or making things flame-retardant.

  87. @David Davenport
    I enjoyed that "Blessings" song, seriously and no kidding. ... Much better than low testosterone pop music aimed at young white people.

    Isn't Mr. Drake half Jewish?

    Hip hop is infecting the commercial country music genre, by the way. Example: "Cop Car" by Sam Hunt, who has obviously listened to some Drake product.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Hacienda

    Drake’s mom is Jewish, father black. Father was a drummer. Jailed at least a couple of times.
    Mom was an “educator”.

    At the age of 24, Drake commented on his early life by saying “I’ve seen a lot, man. I’ve seen a lot of life, put it that way. I’ve been with the most blessed kids in the world. I’ve been with people whose life is right at the bottom of the barrel. I was on a TV show, I went to art school, I went to hood schools. I’ve lived. I’ve lived a full 24 years, man.”

    20 years ago, he’s a mulatto nobody. Today he’s a star, lifted out of Grand Theft Auto V.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Hacienda

    Drake, like most hiphop guys is very into himself and enjoys creating a puffed up personal mythology.

    I used to live across from his old high school..trust me, his life was that of a middle to upper-middle class kid...with a decidedly limited amount of drama. (outside his acting career)

    He was literally a joke among the more 'real' local rappers until he got famous.

    Replies: @whorefinder, @Hacienda

  88. @Truth
    @John Mansfield

    Hey how come when they do these white criminal stories, they always use the perp's middle name? Is it a media convention, or is every white guy who uses his middle name just an asshole?

    I worked many years in the media and I could never conclusively answer that one.

    Replies: @Dave Pinsen

    To be more specific in identifying the perp. “Tom Jones” could be any Tom Johns. “Tom Howard Jones” narrows it down.

    If the perp is named D’Brickashaw, the relative rarity of that first name narrows it down more than the middle name in the previous example.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Dave Pinsen

    True...

    but why not leave the entire 'Camacho Mountain Dew' part in there to be specific, and not rob a suspect of his dignity.

    , @Truth
    @Dave Pinsen

    But Dave, how many "Lee Oswalds" can there be?

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  89. @Rifleman
    @Whiskey


    Seen this many times in my own life among White women. The more beautiful, intelligent, accomplished? The greater the taste for thug.
     
    No you haven't. You haven't "seen" it, you've "fantasized" about it as an excuse to explain away your sexless, omega male lifestyle.

    Almost every "beautiful, intelligent, accomplished" woman out there is with a male of similar background but a man a bit older and less attractive.

    Most of these women actually prefer beta type, successful men. They aren't interested in the bad boy/thug of your homo-erotic fantasies.

    Nerds like you fear understanding that because it means you would have to face up to your own omega status.

    You guys are not Nice Guys, you're not "beta" males. You couldn't be if you tried.

    Instead you are simply woman hating omega losers trapped in your own personal hell.

    Demonizing and misrepresenting the reality of women is what you must do for psychological survival. The alternative for you would be simply suicide.

    Replies: @Dan Kurt, @Buffalo Joe, @anonymous, @dcite, @Harry Baldwin

    Why all the animus toward Whiskey?

    This a constant theme on iSteve.

    Dan Kurt

    • Replies: @Truth
    @Dan Kurt

    His being a moron doesn't work in his favor.

  90. @WhatEvvs
    It's been torturing me...but I've finally remembered Rachel D., style icon:

    Kathleen Cleaver!

    (Those of a 'certain age' will remember her.)

    Then:

    http://33.media.tumblr.com/2485a291350de9dc67c69fc49b8cbc43/tumblr_inline_ngp0gckqHq1qfb043.gif

    http://cdn.indiewire.com/dims4/INDIEWIRE/05edc14/2147483647/thumbnail/680x478/quality/75/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fd1oi7t5trwfj5d.cloudfront.net%2Fc8%2F3c%2F62b39b0d402f9c948d960c42587d%2Fk-cleaver.jpg

    Now:

    https://allthechildrenoflight.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/thechildrenoflight-kathleen-neal.jpg

    http://static1.squarespace.com/static/523747a5e4b0bfc1675bd7b4/52a8a9e3e4b004cefae5d0b6/52a8aa36e4b0d1de7d8bbb67/1388254767150/KCleever.jpg

    http://hutchinscenter.fas.harvard.edu/sites/all/files/images/fellows/Cleaver%20PIC.jpg

    Looks like she's developed a little problem on her forehead, due to that light skin.

    Replies: @carol, @WhatEvvs, @Romanian

    Jesus, that woman is ugly! No wonder Eldridge liked raping white women! It wasn’t political, it was a matrimonial necessity.

  91. @Dave Pinsen
    @Truth

    To be more specific in identifying the perp. "Tom Jones" could be any Tom Johns. "Tom Howard Jones" narrows it down.

    If the perp is named D'Brickashaw, the relative rarity of that first name narrows it down more than the middle name in the previous example.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Truth

    True…

    but why not leave the entire ‘Camacho Mountain Dew’ part in there to be specific, and not rob a suspect of his dignity.

  92. @wren
    Well, I am not sure what you are talking about when you say CSWM's still rule.

    For example, at the US government's important Office of Personnel Management we have:

    Katherine Archuleta, Obama's former campaign political director as director.

    Ann Marie Habershaw, former COO of Obama's reelection campaign as Archulta's chief of staff.

    Angela Bailey, new COO.

    Donna Seymour, new CIO.

    Kamala Vasagam, new general counsel.

    Etc., etc.

    http://www.federalnewsradio.com/520/3528331/OPM-staffs-up-reshuffles-senior-leadership

    As another pundit says: The country's in the very best of hands.

    Replies: @Ivy

    How many of them can even spell IT, let alone understand it?
    Their combined income is about seven figures, so they received pretty good sinecures.

    • Replies: @wren
    @Ivy

    Well, how can I say it? They blew it.

    They gave ALL of the secrets that our government knew about ALL of our government employees to the Chinese.

    Thanks.

    However, apparently her main goal was a diverse and inclusive workforce, so I expect that she'll still see her bonus check.

    Of course the media doesn't care, and it seems most Americans don't either.

    As another pundit said: What if a cyber-Pearl Harbor happened and nobody noticed?

    Anyway. Diversity!

  93. @Rifleman
    @Whiskey


    Seen this many times in my own life among White women. The more beautiful, intelligent, accomplished? The greater the taste for thug.
     
    No you haven't. You haven't "seen" it, you've "fantasized" about it as an excuse to explain away your sexless, omega male lifestyle.

    Almost every "beautiful, intelligent, accomplished" woman out there is with a male of similar background but a man a bit older and less attractive.

    Most of these women actually prefer beta type, successful men. They aren't interested in the bad boy/thug of your homo-erotic fantasies.

    Nerds like you fear understanding that because it means you would have to face up to your own omega status.

    You guys are not Nice Guys, you're not "beta" males. You couldn't be if you tried.

    Instead you are simply woman hating omega losers trapped in your own personal hell.

    Demonizing and misrepresenting the reality of women is what you must do for psychological survival. The alternative for you would be simply suicide.

    Replies: @Dan Kurt, @Buffalo Joe, @anonymous, @dcite, @Harry Baldwin

    Wow, Rifleman, what a beat down. I have four, beautiful (yeah, I’m biased), intelligent, and accomplished ( career wise) daughters and not a thug in sight. They have dozens of similar girls friends and again no thugs…maybe a couple of losers.

  94. HA says:
    @David Davenport
    The irony that Catholic White and Jewish White last names have Whiter racial demographics than people with Anglo Saxon Protestant last names.

    No irony, genius. Black Americans with WASP last names acquired their last names from their 19th C. owners -- slave owners.

    How 'bout all these Jewish American gentlefolk with names such as "Stewart" or "Kinsley" or "Ericson"? No one forced them to WASP-ify their names.

    Replies: @HA

    How ’bout all these Jewish American gentlefolk with names such as “Stewart” or “Kinsley” or “Ericson”?

    Some of them blame Ellis Island bureaucrats for the name shifts, though to be fair, back in those archaic dark days when immigrants were expected to melt into the pot, it seemed a reasonable approach, and not quite as genocidal as some might regard it today.

    (Not that the “Wallechinsky” surnames that Austro-Hungarian census takers -and other such officials forced Jews to adopt was any less an effort to stamp another culture onto them than that of the Ellis island drones who decided that “Wallace” would henceforth be a better fit.)

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @HA


    Some of them blame Ellis Island bureaucrats for the name shifts… it seemed a reasonable approach
     
    As with "No Irish" signs, the name-changing immigration officer is a story awaiting its first piece of tangible evidence.

    Officers took the arrivals' names straight from the vessels' passenger manifests, which were filled out before the ship left Liverpool, Le Havre or Bremerhaven. Any mistakes or deliberate alterations were made "over there".

    Or by the immigrant himself, over here. Who didn't want to admit it to his offspring.

    Replies: @HA

  95. @Dan Kurt
    @Rifleman

    Why all the animus toward Whiskey?

    This a constant theme on iSteve.

    Dan Kurt

    Replies: @Truth

    His being a moron doesn’t work in his favor.

  96. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Hacienda
    @David Davenport

    Drake's mom is Jewish, father black. Father was a drummer. Jailed at least a couple of times.
    Mom was an "educator".

    At the age of 24, Drake commented on his early life by saying "I've seen a lot, man. I've seen a lot of life, put it that way. I've been with the most blessed kids in the world. I've been with people whose life is right at the bottom of the barrel. I was on a TV show, I went to art school, I went to hood schools. I've lived. I've lived a full 24 years, man."

    20 years ago, he's a mulatto nobody. Today he's a star, lifted out of Grand Theft Auto V.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    Drake, like most hiphop guys is very into himself and enjoys creating a puffed up personal mythology.

    I used to live across from his old high school..trust me, his life was that of a middle to upper-middle class kid…with a decidedly limited amount of drama. (outside his acting career)

    He was literally a joke among the more ‘real’ local rappers until he got famous.

    • Replies: @whorefinder
    @Anonymous

    Agreed. Anyone who believes the "official" backstory of rappers (or any musician, but rappers tend to be be the most laughable) is a fool, and you should probably try to sell them a bridge.

    My favorite is passed-away homosexual/bi-sexual rapper Eazy E. He puffed himself as a hardcore drugdealing ladies man, when in reality he was a wussy little black twink. The record label had him and his fellow "gangsta" rappers remade into tough guys as an image issue....and then Eazy E. was diagnosed with (and later died of) AIDS.

    Eazy E. tried to claim it was from all the sex he had with women ("I ain't gay") but the truth is he paid a lot of dues to the gay pop music powers-that-were in the form of being bed by them. A man getting HIV from sex with a woman has such low odds you're better off playing craps.

    Replies: @Brutusale

    , @Hacienda
    @Anonymous

    He's got crossover handles. I can hear his mom in his rapping, though. Not hard.

  97. @Rifleman
    @Whiskey


    Seen this many times in my own life among White women. The more beautiful, intelligent, accomplished? The greater the taste for thug.
     
    No you haven't. You haven't "seen" it, you've "fantasized" about it as an excuse to explain away your sexless, omega male lifestyle.

    Almost every "beautiful, intelligent, accomplished" woman out there is with a male of similar background but a man a bit older and less attractive.

    Most of these women actually prefer beta type, successful men. They aren't interested in the bad boy/thug of your homo-erotic fantasies.

    Nerds like you fear understanding that because it means you would have to face up to your own omega status.

    You guys are not Nice Guys, you're not "beta" males. You couldn't be if you tried.

    Instead you are simply woman hating omega losers trapped in your own personal hell.

    Demonizing and misrepresenting the reality of women is what you must do for psychological survival. The alternative for you would be simply suicide.

    Replies: @Dan Kurt, @Buffalo Joe, @anonymous, @dcite, @Harry Baldwin

    Most of these women actually prefer beta type, successful men. They aren’t interested in the bad boy/thug of your homo-erotic fantasies.

    How do you know so much about what women want? Are you a woman yourself? Or are you just another male ‘expert’ on what women want?

  98. @Jefferson
    Speaking of Women Of Color, this Mediterranean looking woman named Danzy Senna self identifies herself as "Black".
    https://dolopade.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/danzysenna.jpg

    If she can get away with being "Black" in America, than a lot of the Italian women in my family can get away with adopting a "Black" identity as well if they wanted to.

    Replies: @dcite, @Hibernian

    She looks “black” Irish to me.

  99. @Rifleman
    @Whiskey


    Seen this many times in my own life among White women. The more beautiful, intelligent, accomplished? The greater the taste for thug.
     
    No you haven't. You haven't "seen" it, you've "fantasized" about it as an excuse to explain away your sexless, omega male lifestyle.

    Almost every "beautiful, intelligent, accomplished" woman out there is with a male of similar background but a man a bit older and less attractive.

    Most of these women actually prefer beta type, successful men. They aren't interested in the bad boy/thug of your homo-erotic fantasies.

    Nerds like you fear understanding that because it means you would have to face up to your own omega status.

    You guys are not Nice Guys, you're not "beta" males. You couldn't be if you tried.

    Instead you are simply woman hating omega losers trapped in your own personal hell.

    Demonizing and misrepresenting the reality of women is what you must do for psychological survival. The alternative for you would be simply suicide.

    Replies: @Dan Kurt, @Buffalo Joe, @anonymous, @dcite, @Harry Baldwin

    I agree. There are women who go for bad men, and men who go for bad girls (though usually the men want a shorter term thing), but not for serious. Good grief. The ones that do attract attention. People who are bad, or seek out bad to be with bad, make more noise, audially and visually. In fact, they are noise personified.

  100. @M_Young
    Upsala College from Wiki

    "In the 1970s, Upsala considered moving to Wantage Township in rural Sussex County (where it opened a satellite campus) as East Orange's crime problem and social conditions deteriorated. However, college administration and trustees chose to remain committed to East Orange. Declining enrollment and financial difficulties forced the school to close in 1995." [my emphasis]

    East Orange is 88% black, and has lost population since every decade since the census of 1980.

    You know what would be a great study? the 'tipping' of cities and whether it corresponds to subsequent population loss?

    Replies: @whorefinder

    You know what would be a great study? the ‘tipping’ of cities and whether it corresponds to subsequent population loss?

    Stuff Black People Don’t Like has done this, but in a offhand way: http://stuffblackpeopledontlike.blogspot.com/

    Basically, his number is about 15-20% of the population of a city can be black and the city is livable. Beyond that 15-20% tipping point, however, black dysfunction takes over and the city rapidly deteriorates into, well, a black African country.

  101. @Anonymous
    @Hacienda

    Drake, like most hiphop guys is very into himself and enjoys creating a puffed up personal mythology.

    I used to live across from his old high school..trust me, his life was that of a middle to upper-middle class kid...with a decidedly limited amount of drama. (outside his acting career)

    He was literally a joke among the more 'real' local rappers until he got famous.

    Replies: @whorefinder, @Hacienda

    Agreed. Anyone who believes the “official” backstory of rappers (or any musician, but rappers tend to be be the most laughable) is a fool, and you should probably try to sell them a bridge.

    My favorite is passed-away homosexual/bi-sexual rapper Eazy E. He puffed himself as a hardcore drugdealing ladies man, when in reality he was a wussy little black twink. The record label had him and his fellow “gangsta” rappers remade into tough guys as an image issue….and then Eazy E. was diagnosed with (and later died of) AIDS.

    Eazy E. tried to claim it was from all the sex he had with women (“I ain’t gay”) but the truth is he paid a lot of dues to the gay pop music powers-that-were in the form of being bed by them. A man getting HIV from sex with a woman has such low odds you’re better off playing craps.

    • Replies: @Brutusale
    @whorefinder

    Which is what the payoff in Eminem's movie "8 Mile" was all about.

    "Ain't no such thing as halfway crooks!"--Mobb Deep

  102. @Buzz Mohawk
    @njguy73


    Six Sigma isn’t BS.
     
    I stand corrected.

    Yes, it is fine when this is applied to the production of physical objects, ala Edwards Deming's quality control. As soon as you start using these biz school techniques to produce ubiquitous, Excel spreadsheets about intangeable, interpersonal activities, forget it.

    I am a biz owner who spent many years in corporate pyramids witnessing middle managers "earn" bloated salaries by sending emails 'round and 'round, having meetings, creating the program du jour, collating everyone else's results, and sending their crap reports up the line.

    For every one guy ensuring quality or discovering how to produce better (validly applying Six Sigma for example) there are fifty doing nothing but communicating about it -- in an increasingly baroque language.

    I will grant you that Six Sigma is a valid statistical technique though.

    Replies: @njguy73

    “Ubiquitous, Excel spreadsheets about intangible, interpersonal activities… sending emails ’round and ’round, having meetings, creating the program du jour, collating everyone else’s results, and sending their crap reports up the line…fifty guys doing nothing but communicating about it — in an increasingly baroque language.”

    Been there, man. I’ve worked for manufacturing firms where people are praised more for putting out fires than for (metaphorically) installing smoke alarms or making things flame-retardant.

  103. @Lurker
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Everyone seems to claim to be a project manager these days. Makes me wonder who actually works on these projects that are being managed.

    Replies: @njguy73

    Not Americans, that’s for sure.

  104. @Rifleman
    @Whiskey


    Seen this many times in my own life among White women. The more beautiful, intelligent, accomplished? The greater the taste for thug.
     
    No you haven't. You haven't "seen" it, you've "fantasized" about it as an excuse to explain away your sexless, omega male lifestyle.

    Almost every "beautiful, intelligent, accomplished" woman out there is with a male of similar background but a man a bit older and less attractive.

    Most of these women actually prefer beta type, successful men. They aren't interested in the bad boy/thug of your homo-erotic fantasies.

    Nerds like you fear understanding that because it means you would have to face up to your own omega status.

    You guys are not Nice Guys, you're not "beta" males. You couldn't be if you tried.

    Instead you are simply woman hating omega losers trapped in your own personal hell.

    Demonizing and misrepresenting the reality of women is what you must do for psychological survival. The alternative for you would be simply suicide.

    Replies: @Dan Kurt, @Buffalo Joe, @anonymous, @dcite, @Harry Baldwin

    What I like about Whiskey is the way he never responds in kind to his detractors. They insult him in the most vile personal manner. He just ignores them and plows ahead, spreading his Word.

    He’s Christ-like, really.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    @Harry Baldwin

    "He’s Christ-like, really."

    Yeah, if Christ had advocated perpetual warfare for the pupose of keeping arms manufacturers healthy.

    Christ-like.

  105. I toured Haiti/Dominican Republic back before the quake. DR is no great shakes, but Haiti is an absolute shithole. As soon as you cross the border, everything is strewn with garbage. The entire place looks like a landfill. But other than a sign and a remarkably different attitude towards living in filth, there is nothing to mark the border. You can kick the Haitians out, but they’ll just start streaming back.

    Or maybe things have changed since I was there.

    RE: Whiskey
    He seems to have a rather large masochistic streak, probably enjoys the abuse.

  106. @syonredux

    Now, you’ll have to take this on faith … but trust me that truly smart, capable female African-American attorneys don’t move around this much. Attorneys like that are so rare and valuable because every firm knows it has to play the diversity racket. If any law firm is fortunate enough to identify one, the law firm never lets them go.
     
    Blacks are convinced that it is otherwise.They love to repeat the "Blacks have to be twice as good to go half as far" mantra.The inverse is, of course, the truth: A Black who is as good as a White will go twice as far these days.

    Replies: @Jefferson, @Bad memories, @Hansel

    As an attorney at a well-regarded, 150-attorney regional law firm that has precisely one female black attorney (who was promoted to partner after a year in which she billed ~1400 hours and had subpar receipts)…I can verify that this is absolutely correct.

    I don’t think a black female attorney needs to be even “truly smart” and “capable” to stick. Just half-decent. Better to keep the even half-decent ones around than take a chance on someone new.

  107. @Anonymous
    @Hacienda

    Drake, like most hiphop guys is very into himself and enjoys creating a puffed up personal mythology.

    I used to live across from his old high school..trust me, his life was that of a middle to upper-middle class kid...with a decidedly limited amount of drama. (outside his acting career)

    He was literally a joke among the more 'real' local rappers until he got famous.

    Replies: @whorefinder, @Hacienda

    He’s got crossover handles. I can hear his mom in his rapping, though. Not hard.

  108. @Harry Baldwin
    @Rifleman

    What I like about Whiskey is the way he never responds in kind to his detractors. They insult him in the most vile personal manner. He just ignores them and plows ahead, spreading his Word.

    He's Christ-like, really.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon

    “He’s Christ-like, really.”

    Yeah, if Christ had advocated perpetual warfare for the pupose of keeping arms manufacturers healthy.

    Christ-like.

  109. @Jefferson
    @27 year old

    "OT: Dominican republic not just rounding up and deporting illegals, but actually revoking the citizenship of many of their citizens.

    Can’t be done blah blah blah"

    The Dominican Republic is not a White country so the MSM has zero interest in reporting it. If it was a White country stripping Haitians or any other Nonwhites of citizenship, we would never hear the end of it as it would be considered the new most important news story in the world.

    Replies: @Hibernian

    Allegedly, back in the day, the dictator Joachim Balaguer was a white supremacist

    • Replies: @ogunsiron
    @Hibernian

    The "flight from white" that Steve talks about is definitely not happening in the DR. It's the kind of place where basically black people highlight their white ancestry and care little about the african part. The DR is very african in its genetics but its self-image is immensely different from Haiti's.
    They don't see themselves as an extension of Africa and they don't ever want to be one and I can't blame them.

    Replies: @Jefferson

  110. @Jefferson
    Speaking of Women Of Color, this Mediterranean looking woman named Danzy Senna self identifies herself as "Black".
    https://dolopade.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/danzysenna.jpg

    If she can get away with being "Black" in America, than a lot of the Italian women in my family can get away with adopting a "Black" identity as well if they wanted to.

    Replies: @dcite, @Hibernian

    My German/Irish cousin’s wife is a little more of a person of color than the average Hispanic woman. No sane person would take her to be African-American, however.

  111. @Grumpy
    @Jus' Sayin'...

    We forget how fragile institutions are.

    Upsala College in New Jersey was founded by Swedish Lutherans and named after Sweden's venerable Uppsala University (before the Swedish spelling reform that added the second 'p' to the name Uppsala). Upsala College lasted more than 100 years before it closed.

    Dana College in Nebraska was one of only two Danish-American colleges. It lasted 126 years before it closed in 2010.

    There are still several Scandinavian-American colleges.

    Danish: Grand View University (IA)

    Finnish: Finlandia University (MI)

    Swedish: Augustana College (IL), Bethany College (KS), Bethel University (MN), Gustavus Adolphus College (MN)

    Norwegian: Augsburg College (MN), Augustana College (SD), Bethany Lutheran College (MN), Concordia College (MN), Luther College (IA), Pacific Lutheran University (WA), St. Olaf College (MN)

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Dana (as in Dana Bash of CNN) failed for financial reasons, not demographic. Omaha isn’t Newark. It may be revived as a branch of nearby Midland U, also Lutheran.

    The president in the early Eighties was a former Chicago Cardinal (NFL, not RCC.) Of course, football was emphasized, and they recruited street kids who, if not criminal, were questionable. If only they were as polite in the hallway as on the field. They won 12 games in his 7 year tenure.

    Then he resigned due to financial dealings that again were not criminal but questionable. He was replaced by a squeaky-clean scholar and church nerd who took the emphasis off sports.

    ​By his second year they had the first winning season in the last 15; his third, they won the league for the first time in anyone’s memory.

    One English prof at Dana claimed that he’d got word that Suomi College in Michigan was going to rename itself something generic like the UP Technical Junior College. He wrote them a scathing letter about betraying their Finnish heritage, and they changed their minds. That’s now “Finlandia University”.

    • Replies: @Grumpy
    @Reg Cæsar

    You're right that the Dana College and Upsala College collapses were different, but they are both examples of old and well-established institutions failing. Several private colleges have failed over the last few years, and if Sweet Briar College in Virginia actually closes this year, then it will be doing so despite an endowment larger than that of many other colleges. (Its endowment is in the neighborhood of $90 million.)

    For institutions like Dana and Upsala with strong ethnic and/or religious identities, the question of survival is complicated by the question of what to do with their own heritage. I tend to agree with the English professor you mentioned. For tiny Suomi College, it was probably a good idea to double-down on its Finnish identity and change names. (Very few non-Finns know that "Suomi" is the Finnish name for Finland). In the enormous sea of colleges and universities, an identity is important. It gives you a constituency, so to speak.

    On the other hand, maybe your constituency is too small to support your college. The student body of Norwegian-Lutheran Augsburg College in central Minneapolis is now 33% "students of color," so it will it be interesting to see what happens there.

    Replies: @Anonymous

  112. @Robert Hume
    OT In her new book, "Adios America" Ann Coulter has lots of good things to say about WASPS. That brought to mind again Ron Guhname's conclusion, based on GSS data relevant to good citizenship, that "WASPS Rule"! He concluded that there's been a steady decline of good citizenship in successive waves of immigration.

    Inductivist.blogspot.com/2006_12_01_archive.html

    near bottom
    http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=26188478&postID=2489087754197860379

    "WASPs rule! I wrote in a recent post that I was getting the sense that Americans with Protestant European backgrounds were the best behaved. So I decided to sum all my prior post numbers that dealt with ethnicity and moral behavior to assess this idea systematically. I followed the simple strategy of assigning a rank for each behavior for each of the 8 ethnic groups with sufficiently large sample sizes. Jews were often ignored in previous posts since one must turn to the religion rather than the ethnicity variable to get estimates, but I wanted to include them, so I calculated numbers and then ranks for them.

    I included all variables that I have posted on–here's a list of them: okay to cheat on taxes; drinks too much; ethnocentric; dirty house; frequents prostitutes; promiscuous men over 30; feel that infidelity is not wrong; gay; lesbian; husbands and wives who cheat; fathers divorcing mom; women arrested; and promiscuity for men and women and under. I realized that I had not posted on drug abuse so I added that to the rest. I ranked group so high numbers indicate more bad behavior, then I simply summed the 16 rankings for each ethnic group. Here are the totals:

    Bad Behavior Index

    Blacks 106
    Mexicans 85
    American Indians 85
    Italians 70
    Irish 67
    Jews 64
    Germans 56
    English/Welsh 47

    My hunch was correct. This pattern coincides with that feeling that goes way back among nativists that the moral quality of the country was slipping with the mass immigration from Catholic, southern and eastern European countries, and more recently in concern over immigration from Mexico.
    Posted by Ron Guhname

    Replies: @Jefferson

    “Blacks 106
    Mexicans 85
    American Indians 85
    Italians 70
    Irish 67
    Jews 64
    Germans 56
    English/Welsh 47”

    What about other Hispanics groups like Puerto Ricans, Cubans, Dominicans, Guatemalans, El Salvadorians, etc where would they rank?

  113. @Ivy
    @wren

    How many of them can even spell IT, let alone understand it?
    Their combined income is about seven figures, so they received pretty good sinecures.

    Replies: @wren

    Well, how can I say it? They blew it.

    They gave ALL of the secrets that our government knew about ALL of our government employees to the Chinese.

    Thanks.

    However, apparently her main goal was a diverse and inclusive workforce, so I expect that she’ll still see her bonus check.

    Of course the media doesn’t care, and it seems most Americans don’t either.

    As another pundit said: What if a cyber-Pearl Harbor happened and nobody noticed?

    Anyway. Diversity!

  114. @HA
    @David Davenport

    How ’bout all these Jewish American gentlefolk with names such as “Stewart” or “Kinsley” or “Ericson”?

    Some of them blame Ellis Island bureaucrats for the name shifts, though to be fair, back in those archaic dark days when immigrants were expected to melt into the pot, it seemed a reasonable approach, and not quite as genocidal as some might regard it today.

    (Not that the "Wallechinsky" surnames that Austro-Hungarian census takers -and other such officials forced Jews to adopt was any less an effort to stamp another culture onto them than that of the Ellis island drones who decided that "Wallace" would henceforth be a better fit.)

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Some of them blame Ellis Island bureaucrats for the name shifts… it seemed a reasonable approach

    As with “No Irish” signs, the name-changing immigration officer is a story awaiting its first piece of tangible evidence.

    Officers took the arrivals’ names straight from the vessels’ passenger manifests, which were filled out before the ship left Liverpool, Le Havre or Bremerhaven. Any mistakes or deliberate alterations were made “over there”.

    Or by the immigrant himself, over here. Who didn’t want to admit it to his offspring.

    • Replies: @HA
    @Reg Cæsar

    "Any mistakes or deliberate alterations were made “over there”.

    That is a fair point -- I should have said "by the time they reached Ellis Island", though as you say, it may have well happened later, at the immigrants' behest. It should also be noted that a certain number of the immigrants were illiterate (or fuzzy on the Latin alphabet) and had to rely on others to transcribe their names through thick accents upon arriving at the American-bound ship that brought them to Ellis Island.

    Finally, regardless of who made the change, and to extent that it was intentional rather than an honest mistake, it would have objectively seemed like a practical move (as opposed to blatant xenophobia) at a time when assimilation was seen as the duty of the immigrant.

  115. @Thomas
    Point of correction, Steve: the firms are "Willkie Farr (& Gallagher)," (2 "l's" in "Willkie") and "Sidley Austin" (not "Sidley & Austin").

    Replies: @ben tillman

    Point of correction, Steve: the firms are “Willkie Farr (& Gallagher),” (2 “l’s” in “Willkie”) and “Sidley Austin” (not “Sidley & Austin”).

    The latter isn’t really a correction. It’s annoying that someone at Sidley & Austin decides we should change what we call it, and it’s annoying that you’re trying to enforce their silly change of convention.

  116. Hal says:
    @27 year old
    OT: Dominican republic not just rounding up and deporting illegals, but actually revoking the citizenship of many of their citizens.

    Can't be done blah blah blah

    http://sandiegofreepress.org/2015/06/dominican-republic-to-be-socially-cleaned-on-june-16th/

    On June 16th about a quarter of a million people will be made stateless. They will have no homes, no passports, and no civil rights. There are several reasons for this, but the primary reason is racism.

    At issue is a ruling by the Constitutional Court in the Dominican Republic to strip away the citizenship of several generations of Dominicans.

    According to the decision, Dominicans born after 1929 to parents who are not of Dominican ancestry are to have their citizenship revoked. The ruling affects an estimated 250,000 Dominican people of Haitian descent, including many who have had no personal connection with Haiti for several generations.
     

    Replies: @Jefferson, @iSteveFan, @Daniel H, @Lurker, @Hal

    Possibly the most significant development in the past decades, slightly eclipsing the Arab (drought induced) Spring, is the decision by the Dominican Republic to pare its citizenry. The criteria is also telling; there can be no new citizens (except by descent) after 1929.

    On June 16th about a quarter of a million people will be made stateless. They will have no homes, no passports, and no civil rights. There are several reasons for this, but the primary reason is racism.

    The primary reason is carrying capacity.

  117. @Jefferson
    Mooseroots is an interesting website because it shows the racial demographics of people who share your last name.
    http://www.mooseroots.com/

    Jewish last names for example tend to have super White racial demographics while very Anglo Saxon last names tend to have a high percentage of Blacks.

    A whopping 96 percent of people with the last name Goldberg are White while less than 1 percent of people who have that last name are Black.

    38 percent of people with the Anglo Saxon last name James are Black and 54 percent are White.

    Italian last names also have super White racial demographics. A whopping 90 percent of people with the last name of Marciano are White while less than 1 percent of people who have that last name are Black.

    Irish last names also have super White racial demographics. A whopping 93 percent of people with the last name O'Reilly are White while only 1 percent are Black.

    The irony that Catholic White and Jewish White last names have Whiter racial demographics than people with Anglo Saxon Protestant last names.

    Replies: @Hippopotamusdrome, @Anonymous, @ogunsiron, @I, Libertine

    African-Americans’ slave ancestors often took the family names of their owners, who were predominantly old stock Anglo-Saxon Americans. The ancestors of most Americans of Ashkenazi Jewish, Italian or Irish descent arrived after 1845, didn’t live in the South and didn’t own black slaves.

  118. @Ed
    @Daniel H

    Haiti. Haiti has built centers to accommodate them and reintegrate them into society. Also I doubt they go through it on that large a scale. The Dominicans don't want to upset the Vatican. Oddly enough though other countries are loathe to criticize them, except Haiti of course, because they have their own migrant issues.

    Replies: @27 year old, @ogunsiron

    I believe that the haitian government (after being forced to) has accepted to grant haitian citizenship to those people. Anyone knows if the dominicans intend to let the haitians stay with visas ? It seems strange of me as someone of haitian descent to say this, but in a way I’m ok with the DR refusing to simply let itself be overwhelmed by its irresponsible neighbor. The dominicans aren’t a great nation, but they’ve been trying and their country is semi-functional and haitians should study what the dominicans, not flood their country.

  119. @Hibernian
    @Jefferson

    Allegedly, back in the day, the dictator Joachim Balaguer was a white supremacist

    Replies: @ogunsiron

    The “flight from white” that Steve talks about is definitely not happening in the DR. It’s the kind of place where basically black people highlight their white ancestry and care little about the african part. The DR is very african in its genetics but its self-image is immensely different from Haiti’s.
    They don’t see themselves as an extension of Africa and they don’t ever want to be one and I can’t blame them.

    • Replies: @Jefferson
    @ogunsiron

    "The “flight from white” that Steve talks about is definitely not happening in the DR. It’s the kind of place where basically black people highlight their white ancestry and care little about the african part. The DR is very african in its genetics but its self-image is immensely different from Haiti’s.
    They don’t see themselves as an extension of Africa and they don’t ever want to be one and I can’t blame them."

    Dominicans who immigrate to the U.S assimilate more into African American culture than they do to White American culture.

    In New York City/New Jersey you are way more likely to see a Dominican dating/married to an African American than you are to see a Dominican dating/married to a Jew, Irish, or Italian.

  120. HA says:
    @Reg Cæsar
    @HA


    Some of them blame Ellis Island bureaucrats for the name shifts… it seemed a reasonable approach
     
    As with "No Irish" signs, the name-changing immigration officer is a story awaiting its first piece of tangible evidence.

    Officers took the arrivals' names straight from the vessels' passenger manifests, which were filled out before the ship left Liverpool, Le Havre or Bremerhaven. Any mistakes or deliberate alterations were made "over there".

    Or by the immigrant himself, over here. Who didn't want to admit it to his offspring.

    Replies: @HA

    “Any mistakes or deliberate alterations were made “over there”.

    That is a fair point — I should have said “by the time they reached Ellis Island”, though as you say, it may have well happened later, at the immigrants’ behest. It should also be noted that a certain number of the immigrants were illiterate (or fuzzy on the Latin alphabet) and had to rely on others to transcribe their names through thick accents upon arriving at the American-bound ship that brought them to Ellis Island.

    Finally, regardless of who made the change, and to extent that it was intentional rather than an honest mistake, it would have objectively seemed like a practical move (as opposed to blatant xenophobia) at a time when assimilation was seen as the duty of the immigrant.

  121. “HA says:

    Some of them blame Ellis Island bureaucrats for the name shifts, though to be fair, ”

    Jon Stewart was born with the name “Leibowitz” – Ellis Island had nothing to do with him having the name of the old royal house of Scotland

  122. @Jefferson
    Mooseroots is an interesting website because it shows the racial demographics of people who share your last name.
    http://www.mooseroots.com/

    Jewish last names for example tend to have super White racial demographics while very Anglo Saxon last names tend to have a high percentage of Blacks.

    A whopping 96 percent of people with the last name Goldberg are White while less than 1 percent of people who have that last name are Black.

    38 percent of people with the Anglo Saxon last name James are Black and 54 percent are White.

    Italian last names also have super White racial demographics. A whopping 90 percent of people with the last name of Marciano are White while less than 1 percent of people who have that last name are Black.

    Irish last names also have super White racial demographics. A whopping 93 percent of people with the last name O'Reilly are White while only 1 percent are Black.

    The irony that Catholic White and Jewish White last names have Whiter racial demographics than people with Anglo Saxon Protestant last names.

    Replies: @Hippopotamusdrome, @Anonymous, @ogunsiron, @I, Libertine

    I don’t find anything ironic or unexpected about it.Black americans got their last names from southern slave owners, who were of british descent. I’m guessing that most southern slave owners belonged to that english cavalier class (ethnic group?).

  123. @Reg Cæsar
    @Grumpy

    Dana (as in Dana Bash of CNN) failed for financial reasons, not demographic. Omaha isn't Newark. It may be revived as a branch of nearby Midland U, also Lutheran.

    The president in the early Eighties was a former Chicago Cardinal (NFL, not RCC.) Of course, football was emphasized, and they recruited street kids who, if not criminal, were questionable. If only they were as polite in the hallway as on the field. They won 12 games in his 7 year tenure.

    Then he resigned due to financial dealings that again were not criminal but questionable. He was replaced by a squeaky-clean scholar and church nerd who took the emphasis off sports.

    ​By his second year they had the first winning season in the last 15; his third, they won the league for the first time in anyone's memory.

    One English prof at Dana claimed that he'd got word that Suomi College in Michigan was going to rename itself something generic like the UP Technical Junior College. He wrote them a scathing letter about betraying their Finnish heritage, and they changed their minds. That's now "Finlandia University".

    Replies: @Grumpy

    You’re right that the Dana College and Upsala College collapses were different, but they are both examples of old and well-established institutions failing. Several private colleges have failed over the last few years, and if Sweet Briar College in Virginia actually closes this year, then it will be doing so despite an endowment larger than that of many other colleges. (Its endowment is in the neighborhood of $90 million.)

    For institutions like Dana and Upsala with strong ethnic and/or religious identities, the question of survival is complicated by the question of what to do with their own heritage. I tend to agree with the English professor you mentioned. For tiny Suomi College, it was probably a good idea to double-down on its Finnish identity and change names. (Very few non-Finns know that “Suomi” is the Finnish name for Finland). In the enormous sea of colleges and universities, an identity is important. It gives you a constituency, so to speak.

    On the other hand, maybe your constituency is too small to support your college. The student body of Norwegian-Lutheran Augsburg College in central Minneapolis is now 33% “students of color,” so it will it be interesting to see what happens there.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Grumpy

    How many of those Augsburgers "of color" are African? That is the West Bank.

    Augsburg was the home of the Inter-race Institute and Interrace magazine (now defunct?). It was also the alma mater of donor Elroy Stock.

    Race realists, Google Elroy if you want some fun reading!

  124. Anonymous [AKA "non-Nordic Viking"] says:
    @Grumpy
    @Reg Cæsar

    You're right that the Dana College and Upsala College collapses were different, but they are both examples of old and well-established institutions failing. Several private colleges have failed over the last few years, and if Sweet Briar College in Virginia actually closes this year, then it will be doing so despite an endowment larger than that of many other colleges. (Its endowment is in the neighborhood of $90 million.)

    For institutions like Dana and Upsala with strong ethnic and/or religious identities, the question of survival is complicated by the question of what to do with their own heritage. I tend to agree with the English professor you mentioned. For tiny Suomi College, it was probably a good idea to double-down on its Finnish identity and change names. (Very few non-Finns know that "Suomi" is the Finnish name for Finland). In the enormous sea of colleges and universities, an identity is important. It gives you a constituency, so to speak.

    On the other hand, maybe your constituency is too small to support your college. The student body of Norwegian-Lutheran Augsburg College in central Minneapolis is now 33% "students of color," so it will it be interesting to see what happens there.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    How many of those Augsburgers “of color” are African? That is the West Bank.

    Augsburg was the home of the Inter-race Institute and Interrace magazine (now defunct?). It was also the alma mater of donor Elroy Stock.

    Race realists, Google Elroy if you want some fun reading!

  125. @Dave Pinsen
    @Truth

    To be more specific in identifying the perp. "Tom Jones" could be any Tom Johns. "Tom Howard Jones" narrows it down.

    If the perp is named D'Brickashaw, the relative rarity of that first name narrows it down more than the middle name in the previous example.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Truth

    But Dave, how many “Lee Oswalds” can there be?

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Truth

    Switchboard.com lists 19, "42 possible". Two are Lee H Oswald, one of those in the blackest city in America.

    Replies: @Truth

  126. @Truth
    @Dave Pinsen

    But Dave, how many "Lee Oswalds" can there be?

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Switchboard.com lists 19, “42 possible”. Two are Lee H Oswald, one of those in the blackest city in America.

    • Replies: @Truth
    @Reg Cæsar

    Cool!

    (How many Dylann Roofs?)

  127. @Reg Cæsar
    @Truth

    Switchboard.com lists 19, "42 possible". Two are Lee H Oswald, one of those in the blackest city in America.

    Replies: @Truth

    Cool!

    (How many Dylann Roofs?)

  128. @Jefferson
    Mooseroots is an interesting website because it shows the racial demographics of people who share your last name.
    http://www.mooseroots.com/

    Jewish last names for example tend to have super White racial demographics while very Anglo Saxon last names tend to have a high percentage of Blacks.

    A whopping 96 percent of people with the last name Goldberg are White while less than 1 percent of people who have that last name are Black.

    38 percent of people with the Anglo Saxon last name James are Black and 54 percent are White.

    Italian last names also have super White racial demographics. A whopping 90 percent of people with the last name of Marciano are White while less than 1 percent of people who have that last name are Black.

    Irish last names also have super White racial demographics. A whopping 93 percent of people with the last name O'Reilly are White while only 1 percent are Black.

    The irony that Catholic White and Jewish White last names have Whiter racial demographics than people with Anglo Saxon Protestant last names.

    Replies: @Hippopotamusdrome, @Anonymous, @ogunsiron, @I, Libertine

    Mooseroots has a keen grasp of the obvious.

  129. @Buzz Mohawk
    @Dennis Dale


    Her “philosophy”: “Always remain flexible. Be open to new opportunities.”
     
    Let's add to that, think outside the box. Maybe we should reach out to her ASAP and ask what her best practices are. Maybe she's had Six Sigma training and is a Certified Project Manager too.

    I'm about to vomit,

    but no, I won't, because I'm used to this crap language that I find everywhere in business bios, Linked In, and whatever passes for a resume now. It is garbage. It is the terminology of people paid to do nothing and pretend to lead those who produce.

    Remember the phrase too many chiefs and not enough Indians? Yeah, that's it a hundredfold now. Let's just admit that 20% of the people produce the stuff we use and everyone else is tap-dancing and bullshitting for their share.

    Replies: @njguy73, @Lurker, @Clyde

    Remember the phrase too many chiefs and not enough Indians? Yeah, that’s it a hundredfold now. Let’s just admit that 20% of the people produce the stuff we use and everyone else is tap-dancing and bullshitting for their share.

    True! And I have been thinking the same with the number being 20% to 33%.
    With all the parasites in gov’t especially the Federal Gov’t. Get rid of the EPA and EEOC. They exist only to provide employment to liberals, lefties and affirmative action types. What does the US Department of Education do that is useful? Its just a glorified jobs program for women, gays and minorities

    The following US agencies serve no useful purpose. They exist only to give liberals and minorities highly paid paper shuffling “jobs”
    Department of Education
    Department of Health and Human Services
    Department of Housing and Urban Development
    Department of Labor

    But lots of dead wood outside of gov’t too.

  130. What I like about Whiskey is the way he never responds in kind to his detractors. They insult him in the most vile personal manner. He just ignores them and plows ahead, spreading his Word.

    He’s Christ-like, really.

    You’d have a point, except, he never responds to anyone, civil or not. Which kind of feeds into the uncivil responses.

  131. @whorefinder
    @Anonymous

    Agreed. Anyone who believes the "official" backstory of rappers (or any musician, but rappers tend to be be the most laughable) is a fool, and you should probably try to sell them a bridge.

    My favorite is passed-away homosexual/bi-sexual rapper Eazy E. He puffed himself as a hardcore drugdealing ladies man, when in reality he was a wussy little black twink. The record label had him and his fellow "gangsta" rappers remade into tough guys as an image issue....and then Eazy E. was diagnosed with (and later died of) AIDS.

    Eazy E. tried to claim it was from all the sex he had with women ("I ain't gay") but the truth is he paid a lot of dues to the gay pop music powers-that-were in the form of being bed by them. A man getting HIV from sex with a woman has such low odds you're better off playing craps.

    Replies: @Brutusale

    Which is what the payoff in Eminem’s movie “8 Mile” was all about.

    “Ain’t no such thing as halfway crooks!”–Mobb Deep

  132. @ogunsiron
    @Hibernian

    The "flight from white" that Steve talks about is definitely not happening in the DR. It's the kind of place where basically black people highlight their white ancestry and care little about the african part. The DR is very african in its genetics but its self-image is immensely different from Haiti's.
    They don't see themselves as an extension of Africa and they don't ever want to be one and I can't blame them.

    Replies: @Jefferson

    “The “flight from white” that Steve talks about is definitely not happening in the DR. It’s the kind of place where basically black people highlight their white ancestry and care little about the african part. The DR is very african in its genetics but its self-image is immensely different from Haiti’s.
    They don’t see themselves as an extension of Africa and they don’t ever want to be one and I can’t blame them.”

    Dominicans who immigrate to the U.S assimilate more into African American culture than they do to White American culture.

    In New York City/New Jersey you are way more likely to see a Dominican dating/married to an African American than you are to see a Dominican dating/married to a Jew, Irish, or Italian.

  133. Your source says that Ravelo met her husband when she represented him, pro bono, with Friedman. But the case you link to involves a Marvin Felix, not a Melvin Feliz. This same connection is suggested in other more mainstream sources, but they don’t specifically refer to the case as your source does, and I couldn’t find a record of Ravelo, Friedman and Feliz being connected in this way.

    Is this just following some common practice, wherein the complainant (Melvin Feliz) disguised his name in the suit (as Marvin Felix), because he was trying to reverse a criminal charge, and if his case was good, then the original charge had unfairly tarred his name? It adds a bit of mystery and frisson, but I suppose nothing substantive, if that’s the case. Or else…there is another suit connecting the three that G**gle doesn’t find?

    http://blogs.reuters.com/alison-frankel/2015/03/19/can-ex-willkie-partners-emails-undo-5-7-bln-mastercard-settlement/

    http://blogs.reuters.com/alison-frankel/files/2015/03/mastercardantitrust-issacharoffletterrefriedman.pdf

    http://www.wsj.com/articles/lawyer-emails-put-visa-mastercard-settlement-at-risk-1438024567

  134. Here’s a sweet story about their $75k + tuition for their children’s private schools. Loving parents

    http://www.nbclearn.com/portal/site/k-12/flatview?cuecard=67360

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