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From Yahoo News:

Whole Foods is using security footage to sue a gay pastor for an unlikely reason
Business Insider By Hayley Peterson

Whole Foods is suing a [black gay] pastor who claimed that the grocery chain sold him a cake decorated with a homophobic slur.

Jordan Brown, an openly gay pastor at Austin’s Church of Open Doors, posted a video last week claiming that the cake he bought at Whole Foods was decorated with the words “Love Wins F–.”

“When I got into my vehicle, I looked inside and saw they had wrote ‘Love Wins F–’ on it,” Brown said in the video. “You can see it nice and clear. Also, it is still in a sealed box. As you see, I have not opened up this box yet.”

The video went viral online and he filed a lawsuit alleging intentional infliction of emotional distress.

“Pastor Jordan spent the remainder of the day in tears,” the suit reads. “The potential for racial, sexual, religious, and anti-LGBT slurs to be written on personalized cakes is high, and Whole Foods knew or should have known that slurs or harassing messages could be written on cakes and then presented to a customer without any oversight or prior warning.”

But Whole Foods claims in a countersuit that its employees didn’t write the slur on the cake, the Statesman reports….

The suit claims Brown “intentionally, knowingly and falsely accused Whole Foods and its employees of writing the homophobic slur … on a custom made cake that he ordered from WFM’s Lamar Store in Austin.”

The company also released a statement saying it reviewed security footage and determined that Brown had tampered with the cake.

Busted!

Orwell’s version of what later came to be known as the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis emphasizes that human beings are better at noticing patterns for which they have been told names. The term “hate hoax” is a catchy name for a common pattern of events that have taken up a lot of space in the media since, say, Al Sharpton promoted Tawana Brawley’s hoax in 1987, but the term “hate hoax” isn’t really a thing you are supposed to know. So, the media is constantly surprised by each dreary repetition of hate hoaxes.

 
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  1. OT, but, so now Harriet Tubman is going to be the face of the Twenty dollar bill, but not until 2030. I did an image search of Ms. Tubman and well, don’t know how to put this, but she is rather unattractive. So seeing that most US kids know shit about history and no sense scaring little kids when you put a twenty in their birthday card, I propose photo shopping Beyoncé or Rhianna’s face on Tubman’s body. I doubt most blacks could pick her out of a line up. That was rather insensitive, I meant album.

    • Replies: @Priss Factor
    Will paper money even be around then?
    , @guest
    I heard a PR frontman for the decision, I assume from the Treasury Department, say the biggest reason they chose Tubman was kids. Because she's their hero and teachers forced them to write so on letters they sent in, or something. So kids do know history, or at least those little bits of it that have been drilled into their heads by the local propaganda engineers.
    , @Jefferson
    "I did an image search of Ms. Tubman and well, don’t know how to put this, but she is rather unattractive."

    Black women who do not have significant Caucasoid admixture rarely are attractive.

    That is why The Dominican Republic for example, has better looking women than Haiti even though they share the same island. There was a lot more racial miscegenation in the Dominican half of the island, hence why they produced more attractive looking Black women than the Haitian half of the island who stayed more Negro homogeneous.

    , @Marty
    Great idea. Let's have a referendum on the best replacement visage here at iSteve, and get the MSM to pick it up. I vote for Diahann Carroll.
  2. I guess if you are a same sex person and you can’t find any devout Christian who will refuse to bake you a wedding cake, you are reduced to writing “F*g” on your own cake. How …. pathetic.

    I have to agree with the second part, too: discerning patterns relies on some kind of “concept” usually in the form of a word or string of words in order to grasp what’s going on and in order to create the categories of discernment. This pertains to Orwell, Sapir-Whorf hypothesis (even though the original formulation as per snow has been debunked, I believe), and many other things, and that also means (a) the words you use to describe some recurring phenomenon are critical, and (b) my reading over the years persuades me that in fact many thinkers have been writing about the same things over the centuries, but they were continually minting new ways to say it; which tends to obfuscate that they were talking about similar things.

    Regardless, “hate hoax” works.

    • Replies: @shk12344

    I guess if you are a same sex person and you can’t find any devout Christian who will refuse to bake you a wedding cake, you are reduced to writing “F*g” on your own cake. How …. pathetic.
     
    Money. Whole Foods has more money to extort from than mom and pop stores. It was a fine extortion plan, just poorly executed.
  3. Priss Factor [AKA "Polly Perkins"] says:

    Black ‘hate hoax’: likely

    Homo ‘hate hoax’: likely

    Both groups tend to be vain, shameless, and hysterical.

    Black AND homo ‘hate hoax’: very very likely.

  4. Priss Factor [AKA "Polly Perkins"] says:
    @Buffalo Joe
    OT, but, so now Harriet Tubman is going to be the face of the Twenty dollar bill, but not until 2030. I did an image search of Ms. Tubman and well, don't know how to put this, but she is rather unattractive. So seeing that most US kids know shit about history and no sense scaring little kids when you put a twenty in their birthday card, I propose photo shopping Beyoncé or Rhianna's face on Tubman's body. I doubt most blacks could pick her out of a line up. That was rather insensitive, I meant album.

    Will paper money even be around then?

  5. If only a fruitcake was involved…

  6. Who receives a cake, with custom lettering, and doesn’t check it before paying?

    Nobody.

    Retarded Iago’s shithead attorney should be disbarred.

  7. Is “unlikely” the new “unexpectedly”?

    And they say gays are just like everyone else.

    This underscores something that’s growing in traction: in any interaction with a customer (if you own a business) or at a political event, ALWAYS BE RECORDING. You have a cellphone: turn the video on and record.

    If you live in a state where secret recording is illegal, tell it to them up front: “I am going to record this event for my records, it is my standard procedure.” Refuse to continue if they deny you the right to record (it will save you 1000 headaches later).

    if you’re at a rally, make a sign on your chest or make it obvious you are recording.

  8. Hey Steve,

    Did you review the Fey/Poehler movie Sisters. It could have been the wine, but I thought it was hysterical. It reminded me of the middle-90’s SNL movies with Farley and Spade.

  9. @Buffalo Joe
    OT, but, so now Harriet Tubman is going to be the face of the Twenty dollar bill, but not until 2030. I did an image search of Ms. Tubman and well, don't know how to put this, but she is rather unattractive. So seeing that most US kids know shit about history and no sense scaring little kids when you put a twenty in their birthday card, I propose photo shopping Beyoncé or Rhianna's face on Tubman's body. I doubt most blacks could pick her out of a line up. That was rather insensitive, I meant album.

    I heard a PR frontman for the decision, I assume from the Treasury Department, say the biggest reason they chose Tubman was kids. Because she’s their hero and teachers forced them to write so on letters they sent in, or something. So kids do know history, or at least those little bits of it that have been drilled into their heads by the local propaganda engineers.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    In grade school in the 1960s I was fascinated by the concept of the "Underground Railroad." I pictured a tunnel a 1000 miles long.
    , @bomag

    ...the local propaganda engineers.
     
    This. Schools are absolutely relentless in pushing the themes of "slavery bad", "MLK good", "feminism needs to rule", "LGBT for everyone", etc. It has become a cult.
  10. >but the term “hate hoax” isn’t really a thing you are supposed to know<

    does "freedom of the press" include a long record of fake stories tilted in a particular political direction with the "same" activist groups? or is that a rico thing?

  11. The media is not surprised by the hate hoaxes damnit they are promoting them.

    “When I got into my vehicle, I looked inside and saw they had wrote ‘Love Wins F–’ on it,” Brown said in the video. “You can see it nice and clear. Also, it is still in a sealed box. As you see, I have not opened up this box yet.”

    hahahahahahah that sounds like a modern American Leopold Bloom hahahaha

  12. Yeah, but Whole Foods is SJW trendy royalty. This is less like “hate hoax” becoming a thing and more like what happened to FEMEN when they took it into their heads to criticize Israel, or for that matter Bill Clinton being allowed to talk back to BLM.

  13. @SPMoore8
    I guess if you are a same sex person and you can't find any devout Christian who will refuse to bake you a wedding cake, you are reduced to writing "F*g" on your own cake. How .... pathetic.

    I have to agree with the second part, too: discerning patterns relies on some kind of "concept" usually in the form of a word or string of words in order to grasp what's going on and in order to create the categories of discernment. This pertains to Orwell, Sapir-Whorf hypothesis (even though the original formulation as per snow has been debunked, I believe), and many other things, and that also means (a) the words you use to describe some recurring phenomenon are critical, and (b) my reading over the years persuades me that in fact many thinkers have been writing about the same things over the centuries, but they were continually minting new ways to say it; which tends to obfuscate that they were talking about similar things.

    Regardless, "hate hoax" works.

    I guess if you are a same sex person and you can’t find any devout Christian who will refuse to bake you a wedding cake, you are reduced to writing “F*g” on your own cake. How …. pathetic.

    Money. Whole Foods has more money to extort from than mom and pop stores. It was a fine extortion plan, just poorly executed.

    • Replies: @Marty
    How was it a fine plan? If anyone has corporate "niceness" credentials, it's WF. All the defense lawyer would have to do is put together a montage of all the queer employees- I'll bet way over the "representative" 3%. They'd bring in Scott Simon as an expert witness, and all the jurors would want autographs.
  14. Can you make ” is “hate hoax a thing?”” a thing?

  15. Gee, gay man making a big drama out of his gayness. Never seen that before.

  16. @Buffalo Joe
    OT, but, so now Harriet Tubman is going to be the face of the Twenty dollar bill, but not until 2030. I did an image search of Ms. Tubman and well, don't know how to put this, but she is rather unattractive. So seeing that most US kids know shit about history and no sense scaring little kids when you put a twenty in their birthday card, I propose photo shopping Beyoncé or Rhianna's face on Tubman's body. I doubt most blacks could pick her out of a line up. That was rather insensitive, I meant album.

    “I did an image search of Ms. Tubman and well, don’t know how to put this, but she is rather unattractive.”

    Black women who do not have significant Caucasoid admixture rarely are attractive.

    That is why The Dominican Republic for example, has better looking women than Haiti even though they share the same island. There was a lot more racial miscegenation in the Dominican half of the island, hence why they produced more attractive looking Black women than the Haitian half of the island who stayed more Negro homogeneous.

  17. Priss Factor [AKA "Polly Perkins"] says:

    Another one. I’m sure.. very unlikely.

    http://www.amren.com/news/2016/04/woman-admits-tweeting-fake-threats-to-fellow-black-students/

    UHO: unidentified hateful object

  18. Priss Factor [AKA "Polly Perkins"] says:

    Unlikely as in such a person is unlikely to do it or as in unlikely to be true?

  19. @guest
    I heard a PR frontman for the decision, I assume from the Treasury Department, say the biggest reason they chose Tubman was kids. Because she's their hero and teachers forced them to write so on letters they sent in, or something. So kids do know history, or at least those little bits of it that have been drilled into their heads by the local propaganda engineers.

    In grade school in the 1960s I was fascinated by the concept of the “Underground Railroad.” I pictured a tunnel a 1000 miles long.

    • Replies: @Jim Christian
    Wrong picture Steve. The Underground Railroad was actually the theft of the labor of the South and a migration of that labor North. If the truth could be dug up, I'd not be surprised that Tubman was paid a bounty for every Black that moved up from the agricultural centers to work the furnaces of the great steel mills from Detroit to Pittsburgh.

    It took money to do that. Industrial money. The quaint notion of freeing slaves was the cover story.
    , @Buffalo Joe
    Steve, lots of sites in WNY that were supposedly stations on the UGRR and the last stop before crossing the Niagara into Canada. Your tunnel probably would have dumped the runaways right into the strong current, not a happy ending.
  20. Orwell’s version of what later came to be known as the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis emphasizes that human beings are better at noticing patterns for which they have been told names. The term “hate hoax” is a catchy name for a common pattern of events …

    You’re right Steve. It’s very important to continually name these things. “Yet another hate hoax.”

    Another of your good terms is “immigration romanticism”. Not nearly as catchy but captures a definite “thing”. It would be great to have a pithy term for the whole “crops rotting in the fields” story and the “jobs Americans won’t do” nonsense. “Jobs American’s won’t do (at the crappy wages offered)” is about all i can muster and even that doesn’t completely capture it because sometimes Americans are wiling to do those jobs, they just don’t know about them and aren’t hired.

    An important phenomenon to name is liberals practically injuring themselves flinging their arms back to pat themselves on their back over how wonderfully progressive and forward thinking they are compared to those racist (sexist, homophobic) wrong-sort-of-white people.

    “Religious liberalism” (“religious leftism”, “religious progressivism”) gets at the phenomenon as sort of a broad post-Christian social trend. But it misses the highly personal, showy, “this is how i know i’m a good person”, psychodrama that’s at the core of it. Civilization is being flushed by these a*holes all wanting to get their cheesy cheep feels by siding with black thuggery, or showing solidarity with their poor oppressed muslim neighbors or helping migrants overwhelm their societies. We need a pithy name for that, so we can call it out, again and again and again.

    • Replies: @dumpstersquirrel
    '“Religious liberalism” (“religious leftism”, “religious progressivism”) gets at the phenomenon as sort of a broad post-Christian social trend. But it misses the highly personal, showy, “this is how i know i’m a good person”, psychodrama that’s at the core of it.'

    DWL, disingenuous White liberal, is not bad and trips off the tongue shorthand as "D-dub," or disingenuous White, but requires too much explanationing.

    Progratard is my fave, but juvenile.

    Progressive Fundamentalism, or Progrementalism, is obvious because it attaches "fundamentalism," a term of loathing DWLs use against Christians, to their religion of progressivism. I'm not sure how self-explanatory it is, though.

    Or you could just call them Portlanders.
    , @Jus' Sayin'...
    "Virtue Signaling" (VS) or "Virtue Display" (VD) or "Conspicuous Virtue Signaling" (CVS) or "Conspicuous Virtue Display" (CVD) are really useful snarkily sarcastic terms for describing the behavior of "progressives" when they spout patent PC absurdities or become outraged at another person for pointing out that these are PC absurdities. I have driven at least one progressive friend up a wall by pointing out he was Virtue Signaling. He literally became so enraged as to drop any further pretense of rationality. I had just asked whether if I was required to address a man operating under the delusion of being a woman as "Miss ___", was I then required to address another man operating under the delusion of being the Pope as "Your Holiness"?
    , @guest
    "Religious" isn't specific enough. Puritanical is overused. Calvinist is better. Quakerist is accurate in some cases.
    , @Romanian
    History offers plenty of terms - serfs, villeins. "Serfdom Americans won't condescend to" is a bit hoity-toity, but accurate.
  21. “Pastor Jordan spent the remainder of the day in tears,” the suit reads. “The potential for racial, sexual, religious, and anti-LGBT slurs to be written on personalized cakes is high, and Whole Foods knew or should have known that slurs or harassing messages could be written on cakes and then presented to a customer without any oversight or prior warning.”

    Homo Pastor Jordan bringing race into this because he hopes Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and Black Lies Matter get involved to boycott Whole Foods, even though it would not hurt their pockets because not many Black people shop at Whole Foods.

    • Replies: @Cracker
    The WF foods I go to is pretty much staffed by blacks. And plenty there "shopping" using their EBT card. Then again, it is kinda close to a town named after a fruit. Jersey folk will know...
  22. @AnotherDad

    Orwell’s version of what later came to be known as the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis emphasizes that human beings are better at noticing patterns for which they have been told names. The term “hate hoax” is a catchy name for a common pattern of events ...
     
    You're right Steve. It's very important to continually name these things. "Yet another hate hoax."

    Another of your good terms is "immigration romanticism". Not nearly as catchy but captures a definite "thing". It would be great to have a pithy term for the whole "crops rotting in the fields" story and the "jobs Americans won't do" nonsense. "Jobs American's won't do (at the crappy wages offered)" is about all i can muster and even that doesn't completely capture it because sometimes Americans are wiling to do those jobs, they just don't know about them and aren't hired.

    An important phenomenon to name is liberals practically injuring themselves flinging their arms back to pat themselves on their back over how wonderfully progressive and forward thinking they are compared to those racist (sexist, homophobic) wrong-sort-of-white people.

    "Religious liberalism" ("religious leftism", "religious progressivism") gets at the phenomenon as sort of a broad post-Christian social trend. But it misses the highly personal, showy, "this is how i know i'm a good person", psychodrama that's at the core of it. Civilization is being flushed by these a*holes all wanting to get their cheesy cheep feels by siding with black thuggery, or showing solidarity with their poor oppressed muslim neighbors or helping migrants overwhelm their societies. We need a pithy name for that, so we can call it out, again and again and again.

    ‘“Religious liberalism” (“religious leftism”, “religious progressivism”) gets at the phenomenon as sort of a broad post-Christian social trend. But it misses the highly personal, showy, “this is how i know i’m a good person”, psychodrama that’s at the core of it.’

    DWL, disingenuous White liberal, is not bad and trips off the tongue shorthand as “D-dub,” or disingenuous White, but requires too much explanationing.

    Progratard is my fave, but juvenile.

    Progressive Fundamentalism, or Progrementalism, is obvious because it attaches “fundamentalism,” a term of loathing DWLs use against Christians, to their religion of progressivism. I’m not sure how self-explanatory it is, though.

    Or you could just call them Portlanders.

  23. @Steve Sailer
    In grade school in the 1960s I was fascinated by the concept of the "Underground Railroad." I pictured a tunnel a 1000 miles long.

    Wrong picture Steve. The Underground Railroad was actually the theft of the labor of the South and a migration of that labor North. If the truth could be dug up, I’d not be surprised that Tubman was paid a bounty for every Black that moved up from the agricultural centers to work the furnaces of the great steel mills from Detroit to Pittsburgh.

    It took money to do that. Industrial money. The quaint notion of freeing slaves was the cover story.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    I've always suspected that there's probably more to the whole Harriet Tubman story than meets the eye, even as a kid learning about Tubman in school.
    , @Charles Erwin Wilson

    The Underground Railroad was actually the theft of the labor of the South and a migration of that labor North....It took money to do that. Industrial money. The quaint notion of freeing slaves was the cover story.
     
    What planet are you broadcasting your post from? Because on this planet the notion that coercing a human being to work for your benefit, under threat of physical abuse or death, is conclusive evidence that you are an interplanetary alien bereft of human compassion or virtue.

    Admit it, you are a leftist.
    , @guest
    Even if they were "wage-slaves" in the North they weren't slave-slaves, so the "quaint notion" still applies. If you want to tell me how life in the Old South was better I'm all ears. But you write as if you're disclosing the fact that they were kidnapped into prostitution rings, or something.
    , @Buffalo Joe
    Jim, Canada was the preferred terminus for slaves fleeing Northward, captured slaves could and would be sent back into slavery.
  24. Gosh, can’t even type the n-word in for purposes of comparative philology? Steve, you must have a fainting couch in your office to accommodate your delicate hothouse sensitivities. Another draught of laudanum, m’lady?

    Okay, one more time. Maybe this pastor is taking back that slur he wrote on the cake for his perverted community, just like blacks have taken back the n-word and unattractive college girls call themselves a word that begins with S and ends with T that means unchaste woman. He’s a courageous civil rights leader, not a scamster looking for a jackpot out of deep corporate pockets.

    Is that Pravda-esque enough for ya, Steve?

    #itsnothing2celebrate

  25. @Jefferson
    "Pastor Jordan spent the remainder of the day in tears,” the suit reads. “The potential for racial, sexual, religious, and anti-LGBT slurs to be written on personalized cakes is high, and Whole Foods knew or should have known that slurs or harassing messages could be written on cakes and then presented to a customer without any oversight or prior warning.”

    Homo Pastor Jordan bringing race into this because he hopes Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and Black Lies Matter get involved to boycott Whole Foods, even though it would not hurt their pockets because not many Black people shop at Whole Foods.

    The WF foods I go to is pretty much staffed by blacks. And plenty there “shopping” using their EBT card. Then again, it is kinda close to a town named after a fruit. Jersey folk will know…

    • Replies: @Jefferson
    "The WF foods I go to is pretty much staffed by blacks. And plenty there “shopping” using their EBT card. Then again, it is kinda close to a town named after a fruit. Jersey folk will know…"

    The Whole Foods I go to has a lot of nice White people shopping there.
  26. Marty [AKA "Near Vicksburg"] says:
    @Buffalo Joe
    OT, but, so now Harriet Tubman is going to be the face of the Twenty dollar bill, but not until 2030. I did an image search of Ms. Tubman and well, don't know how to put this, but she is rather unattractive. So seeing that most US kids know shit about history and no sense scaring little kids when you put a twenty in their birthday card, I propose photo shopping Beyoncé or Rhianna's face on Tubman's body. I doubt most blacks could pick her out of a line up. That was rather insensitive, I meant album.

    Great idea. Let’s have a referendum on the best replacement visage here at iSteve, and get the MSM to pick it up. I vote for Diahann Carroll.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    Vanessa Williams

    https://www.google.com/search?q=Vanessa+Williams+images&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8
  27. @Jim Christian
    Wrong picture Steve. The Underground Railroad was actually the theft of the labor of the South and a migration of that labor North. If the truth could be dug up, I'd not be surprised that Tubman was paid a bounty for every Black that moved up from the agricultural centers to work the furnaces of the great steel mills from Detroit to Pittsburgh.

    It took money to do that. Industrial money. The quaint notion of freeing slaves was the cover story.

    I’ve always suspected that there’s probably more to the whole Harriet Tubman story than meets the eye, even as a kid learning about Tubman in school.

  28. Marty [AKA "Morty"] says:
    @shk12344

    I guess if you are a same sex person and you can’t find any devout Christian who will refuse to bake you a wedding cake, you are reduced to writing “F*g” on your own cake. How …. pathetic.
     
    Money. Whole Foods has more money to extort from than mom and pop stores. It was a fine extortion plan, just poorly executed.

    How was it a fine plan? If anyone has corporate “niceness” credentials, it’s WF. All the defense lawyer would have to do is put together a montage of all the queer employees- I’ll bet way over the “representative” 3%. They’d bring in Scott Simon as an expert witness, and all the jurors would want autographs.

  29. @Marty
    Great idea. Let's have a referendum on the best replacement visage here at iSteve, and get the MSM to pick it up. I vote for Diahann Carroll.
    • Replies: @Marty
    Sure, but is she black?
  30. @Cracker
    The WF foods I go to is pretty much staffed by blacks. And plenty there "shopping" using their EBT card. Then again, it is kinda close to a town named after a fruit. Jersey folk will know...

    “The WF foods I go to is pretty much staffed by blacks. And plenty there “shopping” using their EBT card. Then again, it is kinda close to a town named after a fruit. Jersey folk will know…”

    The Whole Foods I go to has a lot of nice White people shopping there.

  31. What had happen was…

  32. @AnotherDad

    Orwell’s version of what later came to be known as the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis emphasizes that human beings are better at noticing patterns for which they have been told names. The term “hate hoax” is a catchy name for a common pattern of events ...
     
    You're right Steve. It's very important to continually name these things. "Yet another hate hoax."

    Another of your good terms is "immigration romanticism". Not nearly as catchy but captures a definite "thing". It would be great to have a pithy term for the whole "crops rotting in the fields" story and the "jobs Americans won't do" nonsense. "Jobs American's won't do (at the crappy wages offered)" is about all i can muster and even that doesn't completely capture it because sometimes Americans are wiling to do those jobs, they just don't know about them and aren't hired.

    An important phenomenon to name is liberals practically injuring themselves flinging their arms back to pat themselves on their back over how wonderfully progressive and forward thinking they are compared to those racist (sexist, homophobic) wrong-sort-of-white people.

    "Religious liberalism" ("religious leftism", "religious progressivism") gets at the phenomenon as sort of a broad post-Christian social trend. But it misses the highly personal, showy, "this is how i know i'm a good person", psychodrama that's at the core of it. Civilization is being flushed by these a*holes all wanting to get their cheesy cheep feels by siding with black thuggery, or showing solidarity with their poor oppressed muslim neighbors or helping migrants overwhelm their societies. We need a pithy name for that, so we can call it out, again and again and again.

    “Virtue Signaling” (VS) or “Virtue Display” (VD) or “Conspicuous Virtue Signaling” (CVS) or “Conspicuous Virtue Display” (CVD) are really useful snarkily sarcastic terms for describing the behavior of “progressives” when they spout patent PC absurdities or become outraged at another person for pointing out that these are PC absurdities. I have driven at least one progressive friend up a wall by pointing out he was Virtue Signaling. He literally became so enraged as to drop any further pretense of rationality. I had just asked whether if I was required to address a man operating under the delusion of being a woman as “Miss ___”, was I then required to address another man operating under the delusion of being the Pope as “Your Holiness”?

    • Replies: @Ivy
    I miss the days of Vice Signaling. Those were casualties along with that Privilege that people mention.
  33. Because of all the towns in all of Texas, this nimrod picks AUSTIN! So gay unfriendly there (rolls eyes).

    • Replies: @Polynikes
    Yea..Might have been believable in West Texas or Houston. But Austin?? It's the whitest and liberalist place in Texas.
    , @Jefferson
    "Because of all the towns in all of Texas, this nimrod picks AUSTIN! So gay unfriendly there (rolls eyes)."

    He should have chosen the Redneck Hillbilly rural town where Tobe Hooper's 1974 horror classic The Texas Chain Saw Massacre was shot at, to stage his fake anti-Gay hate crime.
    https://youtu.be/eY4ldz615FA
  34. This “pastor” and his “lawyer” demonstrate that affirmative action can get get persons with IQs in the 70-90 range accreditation and titles but it still can’t guarantee that they will subsequently exhibit any level of competence, even as a scamming con artist and his ambulance chasing accomplice.

  35. @Jim Christian
    Wrong picture Steve. The Underground Railroad was actually the theft of the labor of the South and a migration of that labor North. If the truth could be dug up, I'd not be surprised that Tubman was paid a bounty for every Black that moved up from the agricultural centers to work the furnaces of the great steel mills from Detroit to Pittsburgh.

    It took money to do that. Industrial money. The quaint notion of freeing slaves was the cover story.

    The Underground Railroad was actually the theft of the labor of the South and a migration of that labor North….It took money to do that. Industrial money. The quaint notion of freeing slaves was the cover story.

    What planet are you broadcasting your post from? Because on this planet the notion that coercing a human being to work for your benefit, under threat of physical abuse or death, is conclusive evidence that you are an interplanetary alien bereft of human compassion or virtue.

    Admit it, you are a leftist.

    • Agree: MEH 0910
    • Replies: @Jim Christian
    Actually, nothing "Leftist" about it. Merely a simple observation. Tubman and her cohorts weren't delivering Blacks into a vacuum in the North after all. At the Northern end of the "Railroad", or pipeline, were jobs in the factories that were desperate for labor. What's "Leftist" about stating that fact? Whether the wage slaves of industry experienced a better life than down South as actual slaves, we'd have to ask them. But there is no denying the "railroad" was a boon to industry up North.

    From that, use your imagination. It took time, money and risk to move slaves North to the factories. Throughout history, human capital is moved across borders (in this case, the Mason/Dixon line) for big money. It is the human condition. Why is it such a stretch to figure she was paid? The re-write Tubman got into Sainthood, I don't buy it, sorry. Tubman had help from someone.

    The political indoctrination some folks received in elementary school really took, I see. I know we aren't to question the Blaxx and their motives, talents and temperament, but please.
  36. @Peterike
    Because of all the towns in all of Texas, this nimrod picks AUSTIN! So gay unfriendly there (rolls eyes).

    Yea..Might have been believable in West Texas or Houston. But Austin?? It’s the whitest and liberalist place in Texas.

  37. Priss Factor [AKA "Polly Perkins"] says:

    In what world is that a ‘pastor’?

    With such low bar for becoming one, no wonder religion has such bad rap.

    No wonder homomania is the new faith.

    There goes separation of church and state.

    Homomania is a quasi-cult. No wonder secularists who usually deride religion are so happy when church after church fly the homo flag and say Jesus was all for ‘gay marriage’.

    • Agree: BB753
  38. @Peterike
    Because of all the towns in all of Texas, this nimrod picks AUSTIN! So gay unfriendly there (rolls eyes).

    “Because of all the towns in all of Texas, this nimrod picks AUSTIN! So gay unfriendly there (rolls eyes).”

    He should have chosen the Redneck Hillbilly rural town where Tobe Hooper’s 1974 horror classic The Texas Chain Saw Massacre was shot at, to stage his fake anti-Gay hate crime.

  39. @Jus' Sayin'...
    "Virtue Signaling" (VS) or "Virtue Display" (VD) or "Conspicuous Virtue Signaling" (CVS) or "Conspicuous Virtue Display" (CVD) are really useful snarkily sarcastic terms for describing the behavior of "progressives" when they spout patent PC absurdities or become outraged at another person for pointing out that these are PC absurdities. I have driven at least one progressive friend up a wall by pointing out he was Virtue Signaling. He literally became so enraged as to drop any further pretense of rationality. I had just asked whether if I was required to address a man operating under the delusion of being a woman as "Miss ___", was I then required to address another man operating under the delusion of being the Pope as "Your Holiness"?

    I miss the days of Vice Signaling. Those were casualties along with that Privilege that people mention.

  40. Ok, call me slow but I’m really not sure what that f- word on the cake is supposed to be. F–ck? What the f- does “Love Win F-ck” mean? Or maybe fag? Still doesn’t make sense.

    • Replies: @SPMoore8
    "Love Wins" is the slogan of Same Sex Marriage. "F*g" is a pejorative directed at gay men.

    So it would be sort of like, "Black lives matter", followed by "N****r"
  41. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    I say somehow you get bookies to start taking odds on these things. Steve would be the killer expert to go to. When a story breaks about a racial slur being written on a college dorm (national news these days) what are the odds that a white racist will be found behind it? 100-1? What are the odds that a white SJW will be found behind it 5-1? Odds a member of the victim group was behind it? 3-1? Odds the perp is never found (UFO unsolved mystery) 10-1?

  42. On the whole I think that “Love wins F-” is an apt and decent slogan for a homosexual wedding. The partners show that they no longer will have indiscriminate sexual intercourse but will instead love each other.

  43. @International Jew
    Ok, call me slow but I'm really not sure what that f- word on the cake is supposed to be. F--ck? What the f- does "Love Win F-ck" mean? Or maybe fag? Still doesn't make sense.

    “Love Wins” is the slogan of Same Sex Marriage. “F*g” is a pejorative directed at gay men.

    So it would be sort of like, “Black lives matter”, followed by “N****r”

    • Replies: @International Jew
    Well, ok, a comma helps but it's still quite on the obscure side.

    Speaking as an accused homophobe, "love wins, fag" wouldn't be among my top ten choices of offensive cake frosting messages.
    , @Anonymous
    Thanks. Since the guy is a pastor, I thought "love wins" was akin to "love thy neighbor" or something biblical.
  44. A pretty poor shakedown attempt indeed. Jackie Childs would be appalled.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Chiles, fool.
  45. So now bakers have to weigh the risk of being hounded out of business for not making a cake celebrating gay marriage against the risk of being hounded out of business for making a cake that gets some aftermarket modifications. What does this country have against bakers, really?

  46. Funny how the local Austin Whole Foods has the wherewithal to check security camera footage to solve a potential crime, but Harvard Law School could not use camera footage to solve the Black Tape Caper from a few months back.

    As for the Tawana Brawley hoax, it is interesting how the much of the media was at least somewhat skeptical of allegations. Sharpton’s theory of the case worked as follows. The gang rape was carried out by a local police officers and an Assistant District Attorney in collusion with, get this, the Provisional IRA, the Mafia and the KKK. Quite the rogues gallery which brings to mind the recruiting scene from Blazing Saddles. How the IRA got together with the KKK remains mystery. Of course, all the rapists were being shielded by NY State’s Jewish Attorney General Robert Abrams who naturally would be sympathetic to the KKK.

    Sharpton was not yet the sophisticated national media figure he is today, and appeared to be making it up as he went along. It was less of a Hate Hoax than a Hate Farce.

    • Replies: @Jefferson
    "As for the Tawana Brawley hoax, it is interesting how the much of the media was at least somewhat skeptical of allegations. Sharpton’s theory of the case worked as follows. The gang rape was carried out by a local police officers and an Assistant District Attorney in collusion with, get this, the Provisional IRA, the Mafia and the KKK. Quite the rogues gallery which brings to mind the recruiting scene from Blazing Saddles. How the IRA got together with the KKK remains mystery. Of course, all the rapists were being shielded by NY State’s Jewish Attorney General Robert Abrams who naturally would be sympathetic to the KKK."

    Tawana Brawley must be an extremely important person if Cosa Nostra, the KKK, and the IRA were all out to get her. She had more enemies than 2Pac and Biggie. For protection, Tawana should walk around with a huge entourage at all times.
  47. @Jim Christian
    Wrong picture Steve. The Underground Railroad was actually the theft of the labor of the South and a migration of that labor North. If the truth could be dug up, I'd not be surprised that Tubman was paid a bounty for every Black that moved up from the agricultural centers to work the furnaces of the great steel mills from Detroit to Pittsburgh.

    It took money to do that. Industrial money. The quaint notion of freeing slaves was the cover story.

    Even if they were “wage-slaves” in the North they weren’t slave-slaves, so the “quaint notion” still applies. If you want to tell me how life in the Old South was better I’m all ears. But you write as if you’re disclosing the fact that they were kidnapped into prostitution rings, or something.

    • Replies: @27 year old
    Speaking of prostitution, it's a certainty that there was a lot of sex involved in moving black females along the "Underground Railroad." Whether they offered as payment or whether it was forced upon them by the noble heroes running the railroad.

    The UGRR was taught to me in school like a bunch of plucky altruist goodwhites subverting the evil slavery but in reality it was what we would refer to today as a massive human trafficking operation.

    Note that apple autocorrect auto-capitalizes "Underground Railroad", which means it is definitely a thing.
    , @27 year old
    Second follow up- please articulate why slave-slave is worse than wage-slave.

    Muh freedom and dignity!
    , @Jim Christian
    No, I figure she took volunteers, that is, Blacks that wanted out of the South. Who said anything about kidnapping or prostitution? But she had to have financial aid from somewhere. Again, as to whether life in factories as freemen was better than agricultural endeavors down South as slaves is up for discussion. They weren't freed from the burden of work when they were delivered North. Only question is, the preference. As I said elsewhere, we'd have to ask THEM their opinion. You or I couldn't begin to imagine either life. And your indoctrination in public schools doesn't equip you to factually deny my proposal of Tubman's motives. I present it an an opinion.
  48. Hey, I know, what if we could have a billion more of him! This comment (from
    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/20/opinion/out-of-africa-part-ii.html) takes the cake:

    Gael France 10 hours ago
    The ongoing population boom in Africa represents a triumph for human life. For most of history human life has not been able to prosper if Africa due to the harsh environmental conditions on this continent. The introduction of modern medical practices in Africa in the last century is mostly to thank for this boom that will continue. Relatively to its size Africa is still much underpopulated.

    The fresh and abundant supply of human life from Africa will be a defining moment in the shaping of the post-modern world. This upcoming billion could be seen as an opportunity to rethink what it means to be human, and innovate in the political, technological and economical fields in order to accommodate a bigger global population while improving human condition.

    To jump-start the imagination of some people that foresee nothing but doom, I propose the following mental aid: just imagine that this growing population eager to move around in the world was white. The possibilities!!!

    • Replies: @bomag
    takes the cake

    Heh.

    It does seem to capture both the delusion and realism of our age.

  49. @AnotherDad

    Orwell’s version of what later came to be known as the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis emphasizes that human beings are better at noticing patterns for which they have been told names. The term “hate hoax” is a catchy name for a common pattern of events ...
     
    You're right Steve. It's very important to continually name these things. "Yet another hate hoax."

    Another of your good terms is "immigration romanticism". Not nearly as catchy but captures a definite "thing". It would be great to have a pithy term for the whole "crops rotting in the fields" story and the "jobs Americans won't do" nonsense. "Jobs American's won't do (at the crappy wages offered)" is about all i can muster and even that doesn't completely capture it because sometimes Americans are wiling to do those jobs, they just don't know about them and aren't hired.

    An important phenomenon to name is liberals practically injuring themselves flinging their arms back to pat themselves on their back over how wonderfully progressive and forward thinking they are compared to those racist (sexist, homophobic) wrong-sort-of-white people.

    "Religious liberalism" ("religious leftism", "religious progressivism") gets at the phenomenon as sort of a broad post-Christian social trend. But it misses the highly personal, showy, "this is how i know i'm a good person", psychodrama that's at the core of it. Civilization is being flushed by these a*holes all wanting to get their cheesy cheep feels by siding with black thuggery, or showing solidarity with their poor oppressed muslim neighbors or helping migrants overwhelm their societies. We need a pithy name for that, so we can call it out, again and again and again.

    “Religious” isn’t specific enough. Puritanical is overused. Calvinist is better. Quakerist is accurate in some cases.

  50. @SPMoore8
    "Love Wins" is the slogan of Same Sex Marriage. "F*g" is a pejorative directed at gay men.

    So it would be sort of like, "Black lives matter", followed by "N****r"

    Well, ok, a comma helps but it’s still quite on the obscure side.

    Speaking as an accused homophobe, “love wins, fag” wouldn’t be among my top ten choices of offensive cake frosting messages.

  51. @Clifford Brown
    Funny how the local Austin Whole Foods has the wherewithal to check security camera footage to solve a potential crime, but Harvard Law School could not use camera footage to solve the Black Tape Caper from a few months back.

    As for the Tawana Brawley hoax, it is interesting how the much of the media was at least somewhat skeptical of allegations. Sharpton's theory of the case worked as follows. The gang rape was carried out by a local police officers and an Assistant District Attorney in collusion with, get this, the Provisional IRA, the Mafia and the KKK. Quite the rogues gallery which brings to mind the recruiting scene from Blazing Saddles. How the IRA got together with the KKK remains mystery. Of course, all the rapists were being shielded by NY State's Jewish Attorney General Robert Abrams who naturally would be sympathetic to the KKK.

    Sharpton was not yet the sophisticated national media figure he is today, and appeared to be making it up as he went along. It was less of a Hate Hoax than a Hate Farce.

    “As for the Tawana Brawley hoax, it is interesting how the much of the media was at least somewhat skeptical of allegations. Sharpton’s theory of the case worked as follows. The gang rape was carried out by a local police officers and an Assistant District Attorney in collusion with, get this, the Provisional IRA, the Mafia and the KKK. Quite the rogues gallery which brings to mind the recruiting scene from Blazing Saddles. How the IRA got together with the KKK remains mystery. Of course, all the rapists were being shielded by NY State’s Jewish Attorney General Robert Abrams who naturally would be sympathetic to the KKK.”

    Tawana Brawley must be an extremely important person if Cosa Nostra, the KKK, and the IRA were all out to get her. She had more enemies than 2Pac and Biggie. For protection, Tawana should walk around with a huge entourage at all times.

  52. Priss Factor [AKA "Polly Perkins"] says:

    Let them cheat cake.

    Btw, maybe hate hoaxes should count as real ‘hate crimes’.

    After all, PC favors fantasy over reality.

    So, if Bruce Jenner says he’s a woman, he is. It’s no hoax. We have to flatter him and call him a woman.

    If Obama says black students are suspended more due to ‘racism’, we must believe it. If the reality says it’s cuz blacks act worse than non-blacks, that’s ‘hateful’. So, Obama’s hoax must be taken as fact.

    If feminists say 1 out of 4 or 5 women are raped in college, we must believe that too. Why? Cuz feminists want to believe it and so do the media. They are such ‘good progressives’, so their good intention forces even fabrications into facts.
    Jackie Coakley Law.

    If Neocons say Hussein has WMD or if Hillary says Gaddafi must be taken out to prevent a ‘genocide’, such fantasies must be true cuz… they said so. Some say it was all a lie, but the intentions are good, and good intentions turn lies into truths.

    If US media say Putin is the ‘new hitler’ cuz of no ‘gay’ parades, that must also be true.
    We must also believe that Russia hatefully ‘invaded’ Georgia and Crimea.

    If blacks kill one another(and non-blacks) but pretend they are the main victims of ‘racist violence’, we must go along with that fantasy too. And Michael Brown was a gentle giant who said ‘hands up, don’t shoot’.

    If urban Libs gentrify their cities and turn them whiter but claim to love Negroes, we must believe in that fantasy too.

    And let’s remember Sabrina Rubin Erdely still has her job.

    Given all such cases, why shouldn’t ‘hate hoaxes’ be treated as reality?
    If a man imagines himself a woman, he is a ‘woman’.
    If a man imagines a ‘hate crime’, it must be a ‘hate crime’.
    So what if HE did it? If he makes believe someone else did it, we must believe it like we must believe Bruce ‘Caitlyn’ Jenner.

    Hoax is Truth. Indeed, it is ‘racist’ to say otherwise.

    Black means never having to say you’re sorry.

    It’s Truth Reparation. We owe it to blacks to allow their lies to be accepted as truths.

    • Agree: Harry Baldwin
    • Replies: @Priss Factor
    It seems our schizo culture encourages general hoaxery but punishes specific hoaxery.

    So, the general hoax of "1 out of 4 college women are raped" is pushed by the feminist NOW, Biden, Hillary, Hollywood, Time magazine, and Obama.

    But if a woman made a false claim about rape, she can get in trouble under the law.

    So, the general hoax that KKK is everywhere haunting everything from Oberlin college to Whole Foods is encouraged.

    But if an individual 'gay pastor' messes with the pastry, he gets in trouble.

    So, the powers-that-be create a General Climate of Hoaxery and encourages people to see bogeymen everywhere.
    But when some one gets over-zealous and make up stuff or hallucinate stuff, he or she must be prosecuted.

    Sort of reminds me of the Cultural Revolution. Mao created a climate of hysteria and paranoia where China was supposedly infiltrated with capitalist-roaders and American/Soviet/British spies everywhere. So, the Red Guards went nuts and saw 'reactionaries' everywhere and even attacked communists.
    When things got too out of hand, certain individuals were prosecuted for 'going too far'.

    But who created the climate of hysteria in the first place?

    The powers-that-be in the US are no different.

    They encourage people to be like mad dogs. They tell the mad dogs that there is rabbit pestilence and rabbits must be stamped out. So, the mad dogs go crazy and attack everything as 'rabbits'. But individual dogs are admonished for mistaking non-rabbits for rabbits.
  53. Marty [AKA "Near Vicksburg"] says:
    @Jim Don Bob
    Vanessa Williams

    https://www.google.com/search?q=Vanessa+Williams+images&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8

    Sure, but is she black?

    • Replies: @Jefferson
    "Sure, but is she black?"

    In The U.S she is Black. In Latin America she is Pardo and in South Africa she is Coloured.
  54. @Whiskey
    A pretty poor shakedown attempt indeed. Jackie Childs would be appalled.

    Chiles, fool.

  55. I am having trouble making this story compute. How did he expect to get away with it, even in the current political climate?

    One would have to have the IQ of a lettuce to think this would work.

    • Replies: @Anonymous Nephew
    The lettering looked different even before the hate hoax was exposed - that "G" was awful and not precise like the "LOVE WINS" lettering.

    "One would have to have the IQ of a lettuce to think this would work."

    Agreed. But it got a lot of publicity, and the legal system seems to treat "hate hoaxes" more leniently than "hate crimes".
  56. @Bill B.
    I am having trouble making this story compute. How did he expect to get away with it, even in the current political climate?

    One would have to have the IQ of a lettuce to think this would work.

    The lettering looked different even before the hate hoax was exposed – that “G” was awful and not precise like the “LOVE WINS” lettering.

    “One would have to have the IQ of a lettuce to think this would work.”

    Agreed. But it got a lot of publicity, and the legal system seems to treat “hate hoaxes” more leniently than “hate crimes”.

  57. @guest
    I heard a PR frontman for the decision, I assume from the Treasury Department, say the biggest reason they chose Tubman was kids. Because she's their hero and teachers forced them to write so on letters they sent in, or something. So kids do know history, or at least those little bits of it that have been drilled into their heads by the local propaganda engineers.

    …the local propaganda engineers.

    This. Schools are absolutely relentless in pushing the themes of “slavery bad”, “MLK good”, “feminism needs to rule”, “LGBT for everyone”, etc. It has become a cult.

  58. @International Jew
    Hey, I know, what if we could have a billion more of him! This comment (from
    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/20/opinion/out-of-africa-part-ii.html) takes the cake:

    Gael France 10 hours ago
    The ongoing population boom in Africa represents a triumph for human life. For most of history human life has not been able to prosper if Africa due to the harsh environmental conditions on this continent. The introduction of modern medical practices in Africa in the last century is mostly to thank for this boom that will continue. Relatively to its size Africa is still much underpopulated.

    The fresh and abundant supply of human life from Africa will be a defining moment in the shaping of the post-modern world. This upcoming billion could be seen as an opportunity to rethink what it means to be human, and innovate in the political, technological and economical fields in order to accommodate a bigger global population while improving human condition.

    To jump-start the imagination of some people that foresee nothing but doom, I propose the following mental aid: just imagine that this growing population eager to move around in the world was white. The possibilities!!!
     

    takes the cake

    Heh.

    It does seem to capture both the delusion and realism of our age.

  59. When there is a hoax of this level, you guys are all over it, but the really big hoaxes don’t seem to register — at least with most of you. Most people here adamantly believe in major hoaxes, like, for example, the story of the 19 Arabs with box cutters bringing down the World Trade Center towers.

    Well, it’s good to see that the culture warriors (on both sides of the divide) have their priorities straight.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    Jonathon, you are absolutely right. The box cutters I saw crashing into the WTC didn't look like the ones I buy at dollar general, so of course it's a hoax.
  60. @Marty
    Sure, but is she black?

    “Sure, but is she black?”

    In The U.S she is Black. In Latin America she is Pardo and in South Africa she is Coloured.

  61. “If feminists say 1 out of 4 or 5 women are raped in college, we must believe that too. Why? Cuz feminists want to believe it and so do the media. They are such ‘good progressives’, so their good intention forces even fabrications into facts.”

    25 percent of women on American college campuses are raped? I could see that figure being true for HBCUs (historically Black colleges & universities), lol.

    Also since most college students are to the political Left of Hugo Chavez, are they saying Left Wing males are disproportionately rapists?

  62. @AnotherDad

    Orwell’s version of what later came to be known as the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis emphasizes that human beings are better at noticing patterns for which they have been told names. The term “hate hoax” is a catchy name for a common pattern of events ...
     
    You're right Steve. It's very important to continually name these things. "Yet another hate hoax."

    Another of your good terms is "immigration romanticism". Not nearly as catchy but captures a definite "thing". It would be great to have a pithy term for the whole "crops rotting in the fields" story and the "jobs Americans won't do" nonsense. "Jobs American's won't do (at the crappy wages offered)" is about all i can muster and even that doesn't completely capture it because sometimes Americans are wiling to do those jobs, they just don't know about them and aren't hired.

    An important phenomenon to name is liberals practically injuring themselves flinging their arms back to pat themselves on their back over how wonderfully progressive and forward thinking they are compared to those racist (sexist, homophobic) wrong-sort-of-white people.

    "Religious liberalism" ("religious leftism", "religious progressivism") gets at the phenomenon as sort of a broad post-Christian social trend. But it misses the highly personal, showy, "this is how i know i'm a good person", psychodrama that's at the core of it. Civilization is being flushed by these a*holes all wanting to get their cheesy cheep feels by siding with black thuggery, or showing solidarity with their poor oppressed muslim neighbors or helping migrants overwhelm their societies. We need a pithy name for that, so we can call it out, again and again and again.

    History offers plenty of terms – serfs, villeins. “Serfdom Americans won’t condescend to” is a bit hoity-toity, but accurate.

  63. @guest
    Even if they were "wage-slaves" in the North they weren't slave-slaves, so the "quaint notion" still applies. If you want to tell me how life in the Old South was better I'm all ears. But you write as if you're disclosing the fact that they were kidnapped into prostitution rings, or something.

    Speaking of prostitution, it’s a certainty that there was a lot of sex involved in moving black females along the “Underground Railroad.” Whether they offered as payment or whether it was forced upon them by the noble heroes running the railroad.

    The UGRR was taught to me in school like a bunch of plucky altruist goodwhites subverting the evil slavery but in reality it was what we would refer to today as a massive human trafficking operation.

    Note that apple autocorrect auto-capitalizes “Underground Railroad”, which means it is definitely a thing.

  64. @guest
    Even if they were "wage-slaves" in the North they weren't slave-slaves, so the "quaint notion" still applies. If you want to tell me how life in the Old South was better I'm all ears. But you write as if you're disclosing the fact that they were kidnapped into prostitution rings, or something.

    Second follow up- please articulate why slave-slave is worse than wage-slave.

    Muh freedom and dignity!

  65. @Charles Erwin Wilson

    The Underground Railroad was actually the theft of the labor of the South and a migration of that labor North....It took money to do that. Industrial money. The quaint notion of freeing slaves was the cover story.
     
    What planet are you broadcasting your post from? Because on this planet the notion that coercing a human being to work for your benefit, under threat of physical abuse or death, is conclusive evidence that you are an interplanetary alien bereft of human compassion or virtue.

    Admit it, you are a leftist.

    Actually, nothing “Leftist” about it. Merely a simple observation. Tubman and her cohorts weren’t delivering Blacks into a vacuum in the North after all. At the Northern end of the “Railroad”, or pipeline, were jobs in the factories that were desperate for labor. What’s “Leftist” about stating that fact? Whether the wage slaves of industry experienced a better life than down South as actual slaves, we’d have to ask them. But there is no denying the “railroad” was a boon to industry up North.

    From that, use your imagination. It took time, money and risk to move slaves North to the factories. Throughout history, human capital is moved across borders (in this case, the Mason/Dixon line) for big money. It is the human condition. Why is it such a stretch to figure she was paid? The re-write Tubman got into Sainthood, I don’t buy it, sorry. Tubman had help from someone.

    The political indoctrination some folks received in elementary school really took, I see. I know we aren’t to question the Blaxx and their motives, talents and temperament, but please.

  66. @guest
    Even if they were "wage-slaves" in the North they weren't slave-slaves, so the "quaint notion" still applies. If you want to tell me how life in the Old South was better I'm all ears. But you write as if you're disclosing the fact that they were kidnapped into prostitution rings, or something.

    No, I figure she took volunteers, that is, Blacks that wanted out of the South. Who said anything about kidnapping or prostitution? But she had to have financial aid from somewhere. Again, as to whether life in factories as freemen was better than agricultural endeavors down South as slaves is up for discussion. They weren’t freed from the burden of work when they were delivered North. Only question is, the preference. As I said elsewhere, we’d have to ask THEM their opinion. You or I couldn’t begin to imagine either life. And your indoctrination in public schools doesn’t equip you to factually deny my proposal of Tubman’s motives. I present it an an opinion.

  67. this Sapir-Whorf effect can be seen so often. One example: when one reads for some time on the altright blogosphere about cases of black men dying under circumstances which somehow involve a white guy there is a phrase repeated again and again. “He just wanted change his life”. Once you know this pattern, and you are even able to name it, you can see as the sort of understandable rhetoric it is. But most people are clueless. So some months ago, one of the most famous german news anchorman reported about such a case from the USA. Not knowing the pattern he took it for real, and with a concerned attitude talked about this young man who just wanted to change his life.

  68. I thought “hoax crime” would stick but it never did.

  69. From Team America:
    That is the fag way. One day you’ll all look at the world we created and say, wow, good going fag. You really made the world a better place, didn’t ya fag?

  70. decorated with the words “Love Wins F–.”

    Just one “–”. There are only two two-letter (Scrabble) words starting with “f”:

    fa = “The syllable naming the fourth (subdominant) note of the diatonic scale in solmization”
    and
    fe = “A heavy ductile magnetic metallic element”

    It makes sense to use either one of those words because “Love Wins A Heavy Ductile Magnetic Metallic Element” might not fit on the cake very well. That would be offensive.

  71. Priss Factor [AKA "Polly Perkins"] says:
    @Priss Factor
    Let them cheat cake.

    Btw, maybe hate hoaxes should count as real 'hate crimes'.

    After all, PC favors fantasy over reality.

    So, if Bruce Jenner says he's a woman, he is. It's no hoax. We have to flatter him and call him a woman.

    If Obama says black students are suspended more due to 'racism', we must believe it. If the reality says it's cuz blacks act worse than non-blacks, that's 'hateful'. So, Obama's hoax must be taken as fact.

    If feminists say 1 out of 4 or 5 women are raped in college, we must believe that too. Why? Cuz feminists want to believe it and so do the media. They are such 'good progressives', so their good intention forces even fabrications into facts.
    Jackie Coakley Law.

    If Neocons say Hussein has WMD or if Hillary says Gaddafi must be taken out to prevent a 'genocide', such fantasies must be true cuz... they said so. Some say it was all a lie, but the intentions are good, and good intentions turn lies into truths.

    If US media say Putin is the 'new hitler' cuz of no 'gay' parades, that must also be true.
    We must also believe that Russia hatefully 'invaded' Georgia and Crimea.

    If blacks kill one another(and non-blacks) but pretend they are the main victims of 'racist violence', we must go along with that fantasy too. And Michael Brown was a gentle giant who said 'hands up, don't shoot'.

    If urban Libs gentrify their cities and turn them whiter but claim to love Negroes, we must believe in that fantasy too.

    And let's remember Sabrina Rubin Erdely still has her job.

    Given all such cases, why shouldn't 'hate hoaxes' be treated as reality?
    If a man imagines himself a woman, he is a 'woman'.
    If a man imagines a 'hate crime', it must be a 'hate crime'.
    So what if HE did it? If he makes believe someone else did it, we must believe it like we must believe Bruce 'Caitlyn' Jenner.

    Hoax is Truth. Indeed, it is 'racist' to say otherwise.

    Black means never having to say you're sorry.

    It's Truth Reparation. We owe it to blacks to allow their lies to be accepted as truths.

    It seems our schizo culture encourages general hoaxery but punishes specific hoaxery.

    So, the general hoax of “1 out of 4 college women are raped” is pushed by the feminist NOW, Biden, Hillary, Hollywood, Time magazine, and Obama.

    But if a woman made a false claim about rape, she can get in trouble under the law.

    So, the general hoax that KKK is everywhere haunting everything from Oberlin college to Whole Foods is encouraged.

    But if an individual ‘gay pastor’ messes with the pastry, he gets in trouble.

    So, the powers-that-be create a General Climate of Hoaxery and encourages people to see bogeymen everywhere.
    But when some one gets over-zealous and make up stuff or hallucinate stuff, he or she must be prosecuted.

    Sort of reminds me of the Cultural Revolution. Mao created a climate of hysteria and paranoia where China was supposedly infiltrated with capitalist-roaders and American/Soviet/British spies everywhere. So, the Red Guards went nuts and saw ‘reactionaries’ everywhere and even attacked communists.
    When things got too out of hand, certain individuals were prosecuted for ‘going too far’.

    But who created the climate of hysteria in the first place?

    The powers-that-be in the US are no different.

    They encourage people to be like mad dogs. They tell the mad dogs that there is rabbit pestilence and rabbits must be stamped out. So, the mad dogs go crazy and attack everything as ‘rabbits’. But individual dogs are admonished for mistaking non-rabbits for rabbits.

  72. @Steve Sailer
    In grade school in the 1960s I was fascinated by the concept of the "Underground Railroad." I pictured a tunnel a 1000 miles long.

    Steve, lots of sites in WNY that were supposedly stations on the UGRR and the last stop before crossing the Niagara into Canada. Your tunnel probably would have dumped the runaways right into the strong current, not a happy ending.

  73. @Jim Christian
    Wrong picture Steve. The Underground Railroad was actually the theft of the labor of the South and a migration of that labor North. If the truth could be dug up, I'd not be surprised that Tubman was paid a bounty for every Black that moved up from the agricultural centers to work the furnaces of the great steel mills from Detroit to Pittsburgh.

    It took money to do that. Industrial money. The quaint notion of freeing slaves was the cover story.

    Jim, Canada was the preferred terminus for slaves fleeing Northward, captured slaves could and would be sent back into slavery.

  74. @Jonathan Revusky
    When there is a hoax of this level, you guys are all over it, but the really big hoaxes don't seem to register -- at least with most of you. Most people here adamantly believe in major hoaxes, like, for example, the story of the 19 Arabs with box cutters bringing down the World Trade Center towers.

    Well, it's good to see that the culture warriors (on both sides of the divide) have their priorities straight.

    Jonathon, you are absolutely right. The box cutters I saw crashing into the WTC didn’t look like the ones I buy at dollar general, so of course it’s a hoax.

  75. the establishment treats people from “protected groups” who commit hate crimes and pin them on whites far more leniently than whites who commit the same acts, even to the point of publicly reversing themselves when the perpetrator is discovered to be non-white

    FIFY.

    the story of the 19 Arabs with box cutters bringing down the World Trade Center towers.

    Wise conspiracy theorists know Arabs are far too stupid and incompetent to crash a plane, and besides, everybody knows Islam is the religion of peace.

  76. @SPMoore8
    "Love Wins" is the slogan of Same Sex Marriage. "F*g" is a pejorative directed at gay men.

    So it would be sort of like, "Black lives matter", followed by "N****r"

    Thanks. Since the guy is a pastor, I thought “love wins” was akin to “love thy neighbor” or something biblical.

  77. The pastor owes $27K in students loans. Appears his church address is his apartment complex. Still no word on why he purchased the cake.

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