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From Politico:

A final statement from Sen. John McCain, who died Saturday at 81, read by his spokesman Rick Davis:

… And I owe it to America to be connected with America’s causes, liberty, equal justice, respect for the dignity of all people brings happiness more sublime that life’s fleeting pleasures. Our identities and sense of worth are not circumscribed but are enlarged by serving good causes bigger than ourselves.

Fellow Americans, that association has meant more to me than any other. I lived and died a proud American. We are citizens of the world’s greatest republic. A nation of ideals, not blood and soil. We are blessed and a blessing to humanity when we uphold and advance those ideals at home and in the world. We have helped liberate more people from tyranny and poverty than ever before in history. We have acquired great wealth and power in the progress. We weaken our greatness when we confuse our patriotism with rivalries that have sown resentment and hatred and violence in all the corners of the globe. We weaken it when we hide behind walls rather than tear them down, when we doubt the power of our ideals rather than trust them to be the great force for change they have always been. …

Ten years ago, I had the privilege to concede defeat in the election for president. I want to end my farewell to you with heartfelt faith in Americans that I felt so powerfully that evening.

I feel it powerfully still.

Do not despair of our present difficulties, we believe always in the promise and greatness of America because nothing is inevitable here. Americans never quit, we never surrender, we never hide from history, we make history. …

Because my general policy recommendation for America is that, on the whole, we should mind our own business, a view I inherited from other crazed anti-American extremists such as George Washington and John Quincy Adams, I can only feel intellectual shame in the presence of the sheer logical consistency of the ideology of John McCain, honorary team captain of the Washington Generals in perpetuity: endless aggression abroad and abject surrender at home.

As John McCain knew, for white males the only good Privilege is a defeated Privilege.

 
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  1. I predict his funeral is going to be the same spectacle as Paul Wellstone’s back in 2002, and end up befitting Republicans the same way.

    • Agree: bomag
    • Replies: @El Dato
    Will Elton John play as he did for Lady Di?
  2. Anonymous[139] • Disclaimer says:

    I don’t want any lectures about how we have to be nice to John McCain because he just died. He was not nice in his final message.

    The establishment wants to prove to any potential sellouts that they can make a hero out of you, give you a positive “legacy” after you’re dead, as long as you go along with the globalist agenda.

    We need to show potential turncoats that their legacy will be trashed.

    • Replies: @Daniel H
    >> I don’t want any lectures about how we have to be nice to John McCain because he just died. He was not nice in his final message.

    Yep. Went to his grave with incandescent rage at us deplorables. It may not have been a good thing that Obama won in 2008, but it was a necessary thing. If McCain had won, things would be a whole lot worse today.
    , @22pp22
    I agree that you should not speak ill of the dead unless the cadaver in question is John McCain.
  3. So that history will be kind to him, trying to rewrite it.

  4. And now that the bullshit is done, put him in the ground … but cover him lightly .

    • Replies: @ben tillman

    And now that the bullshit is done, put him in the ground … but cover him lightly .
     
    Buzzards got to eat, same as worms.
    , @Reg Cæsar

    And now that the bullshit is done, put him in the ground … but cover him lightly .
     
    Which comic said that his mother-in-law had threatened to crawl from the grave and haunt him-- so he had her buried face-down?
  5. Ten years ago, I had the privilege to concede defeat

    Shades of Samuel Tilden, one of only five Democrats to have more vote for him than against in a presidential election. (The others are Obama, LBJ, FDR, and, just barely, Carter.)

    “I can retire to private life with the consciousness that I shall receive from posterity the credit of having been elected to the highest position in the gift of the people, without any of the cares and responsibilities of the office.”

    His concession speech makes Al Gore look like a good loser:

    https://www.rbhayes.org/hayes/1876-presidential-concession-speech/

    • Replies: @ScarletNumber
    To be fair, Tilden got rooked, so I can see why he was upset.

    Also, you left out a bunch of Democrats who won a majority of the popular vote: Jackson, Van Buren, and Pierce. Furthermore, you are minimizing the fact that FDR did it 4 times.
  6. We have helped liberate more people from tyranny and poverty than ever before in history. We have acquired great wealth and power in the progress. We weaken our greatness when we confuse our patriotism with rivalries that have sown resentment and hatred and violence in all the corners of the globe.

    What the hell does any of this even mean?

    We have acquired great wealth and power in the progress (process?) of liberating people from tyranny and poverty?

    We confuse our patriotism with what, exactly?

    Who wrote this crap?

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Definitely not McCain himself, and if he ever had anything to do with it, that must have been months ago. Glioblastoma is one of the most aggressive forms of cancer you can get, and it can turn your brain into mush in a matter of weeks. Once diagnosed, you have a maximum of six months before you become forever separated from reality.

    The way it's presented, people might think he was lucid until the very last moment, but, as is often the case with old cishet males, he was probably trying to grab a nurse's butt at the time this farewell piece was being written.
    , @Achmed E. Newman
    Cut the man some slack on his manifesto, will y'all? He wrote this from his deathbed. Yes, it's gibberish, but could you do any better on 8 medications and short notice? Hmmm.... I wonder how the will turned out. It's possible the wife's Chihuahua may get the Senate seat AND the ranch.
    , @Daniel H
    >>We weaken our greatness when we confuse our patriotism with rivalries that have sown resentment and hatred and violence in all the corners of the globe.

    From the man who spent the last 20 years of his life just gunning for war with Russia, when less than 1% of the country even considers Russia a threat.

    BTW, I am worried about the lil' jerk, Lindsay Graham. Shouldn't somebody mind him, console him. It's all just too much.
    , @dr kill
    Ben Domenech. But he certainly copied his work from someone else.
    , @Amarige
    1. "We have helped liberate more people from tyranny and poverty than ever before in history" - We liberated them by killing them in masses so they no longer suffer from the tyranny

    2. We have acquired great wealth and power in the progress (process?) of liberating people from tyranny and poverty? - We put new military bases in every place where we liberated people from tyranny.
    , @ThreeCranes
    The "confuse our patriotism with great rivalries that have sown resentment...blah blah" stumped me too.

    Anyone care to venture a guess as to what this is supposed to mean?
    , @David In TN
    "Who wrote this crap?"

    I would wager a fair sum it wasn't McCain although he would have agreed with the ghostwriter.
    , @Olorin
    Somebody with an eye to the main chance.
  7. “We weaken our greatness when we confuse our patriotism with rivalries that have sown resentment and hatred and violence in all the corners of the globe. We weaken it when we hide behind walls rather than tear them down, when we doubt the power of our ideals rather than trust them to be the great force for change they have always been. …”

    Was this written by some sort of globohomo AI? What does it mean?

    • Replies: @Stealth
    Yeah, in addition to the post-modernism generator, we now have one that produces mush for pseudocon collaborators.
    , @BrokenSymmetry
    It's the glioblastoma talking.
    , @Desiderius
    It means:

    I know this is an inappropriate place to take potshots at better men, but that’s just how I roll.
  8. anonymous[219] • Disclaimer says:

    *(re-post, sorry, it didnt go through first time)

    Diversity is a strength! (non whites moving into white places Only)
    Open Borders! (for white populations Only)
    Noone is Illegal! (where white people live Only)

    “Diversity is our strength” translates to “White people are our weakness”
    Open Borders is the White ‘Privilege’

    Thats how we know Anti racist is code for Anti white
    Thats how we know Diversity is code for W- G-

  9. Do not despair of our present difficulties, we believe always in the promise and greatness of America because nothing is inevitable here.

    If nothing is inevitable, then not only are our present difficulties not inevitable, but the promise and greatness of America is also not inevitable. It could be squandered on McCainism/Invade the World, Invite the World.

    • Agree: Harry Baldwin
  10. Senator Cindy McCain likely wrote that crap.

    Media in a frenzy trying to get Trump to comment on McCain.

    Megaphone.

  11. Blood and soil? I think McCain wrote less than half of this above eulogy to himself. It’s amusing to see libs and leftys using McCain’s passing as a club to beat Trump with. McCain was the libs favorite Republican except for the brief interval when he ran against Hussein. The libby press savaged McCain. But after McCain proved he was a stupid party Republican chump and loser, the lib media returned to be briefed by the pompous ass of the US Senate.

    • Replies: @Alec Leamas

    Blood and soil? I think McCain wrote less than half of this above eulogy to himself. It’s amusing to see libs and leftys using McCain’s passing as a club to beat Trump with.
     
    It's odd, since MAGA is in large part a response to the gleeful blood and soil Browning of America and racial spoils system engineered by our adversaries (their blood, your soil). If McCain ever said anything negative about that, they'd just ignore it anyway. Everyone seems to operate under the presumption that McCain's statement of broad American principles are meant as recriminations against everyone to his right but never to apply to the left, and I have to believe that after a while McCain came to understand this too.

    I'll repeat a comment I made earlier today, paraphrasing someone from twitter - McCain's death will be used as a political cudgel by people who didn't vote for him against those who did.
    , @AnotherDad
    The question i'd ask is where does McCain think American values are from?

    I'm pretty partial to American values myself. And in fact despise this "elite" we have now who are openly hostile to both our freedoms and to republicanism. (They are the last people who should make decisions about anything--much less about us.) So McCain and I agree--American values are great.

    Ok, then where are they from? Ok McCain says, not blood, he thinks anyone can have them by parking themselves here in America. Ok, that sounds like "soil"!--America's magic dirt. Come here and America's values just sort of osmose on into you. Nope, McCain says it's not soil either--nothing special about American dirt.

    Allright then, not blood, not soil ... ok, American values are *universal*--everyone out there of any blood and any soil already has them. American values are the universal values of mankind.

    Alright ... but then what the heck is up with this:

    rivalries that have sown resentment and hatred and violence in all the corners of the globe.
     
    If everyone out there everywhere has American values, why is the world such a fricking hellhole seething with "rivalries that have sown resentment and hatred and violence".

    It's confusing.

    Maybe, just maybe American values--while tapping some universal strains in many humans--are actually from a particular people? Maybe they are values held by ... oh ... Americans. Or at least enough Americans feel those values in their blood that they have good root in American soil? Maybe more Americans have these values--as opposed to the ones sowing resentment, hate and violence elsewhere. And just maybe some people and peoples--like Americans?--are actually more likely to hold American values and keep them strong here, than random people from "all corners of the globe" where "resentment and hatred and violence" reign? No?
  12. McCain’s Farewell Message: From the heights if Pish to the depths of Posh!

    Probably sets the record for a seemingly endless string of vacuous platitudes.

  13. We confuse our patriotism with what, exactly?

    Who wrote this crap?

    Arizona’s new U.S. Senator, Cindy. While on Vicodin.

    • Replies: @Barnard
    I doubt Cindy McCain does a lot of writing. Steve Schmidt or Ben Domenech (Megan's husband who writes for the Federalist) could have written it though. It is possible McCain helped edit it months ago.
  14. Speaking of defeat, meet the new David Copperfield:

    Dev Patel looks super suave in a top hat as he transforms into David Copperfield to shoot upcoming Dickensian drama in East Anglia

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-5977129/Dev-Patel-transforms-David-Copperfield-films-scenes-Dickensian-drama.html

    • Replies: @Alec Leamas
    Copper-coloured Copperfield.
    , @Deckin
    Switching novels, he wouldn't have been a bad Fagin.
  15. Why was this addressed to the American people? When did he ever give a damn about what the American people wanted, let alone his constituents. Shouldn’t this have been addressed to an AIPAC and Chamber of Commerce board meeting?

    • LOL: Sarah Toga
  16. So basically he’s a hero for saying “Hands up , don’t shoot” as a military officer and politician .

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    Almost, donut. He's not a hero, but it was a privilege for him to not get shunned by the media and called names, as he would have if he'd run a real campaign to attack Øb☭ma, as you can for a white male candidate. That was some real Profiles in Courage stuff there.

    Oh, losing the election? That's nothing, compared to being called a racist.

    , @Federalist
    Trump already explained it: "He's a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren't captured."

    Can we put this on McCain's headstone?

    , @David In TN
    There were 591 POWs released by North Vietnam. While McCain has been lauded for refusing early release, so did the other 590.
  17. We weaken our greatness when we confuse our patriotism with rivalries that have sown resentment and hatred and violence in all the corners of the globe.

    Surprised iSteve left this low-hanging fruit unpicked.

    Let me have a crack:

    “We need to import people from all corners of the globe suffering from rivalries that have sown resentment and hatred and violence in all the corners of the globe to the United States to show that we’re not suffering from rivalries that have sown resentment and hatred and violence. “

  18. @Anonymous

    We confuse our patriotism with what, exactly?

    Who wrote this crap?
     
    Arizona’s new U.S. Senator, Cindy. While on Vicodin.

    I doubt Cindy McCain does a lot of writing. Steve Schmidt or Ben Domenech (Megan’s husband who writes for the Federalist) could have written it though. It is possible McCain helped edit it months ago.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    Who was McCain's main writer? Mark Salter? He was quite eloquent.
    , @Charles Erwin Wilson
    Would that be Ben Domenech the plagiarizer?

    https://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/25/business/washington-post-blogger-quits-after-plagiarism-accusations.html

    Whores of a feather stick together.
    , @Marat
    Holy crap. I listen to a lot of Domenich's podcasts and always had the impression he is a dabbler/ trust fund kid. He can get some good guests though. And Mollie Hemmingway is pleasant.
    , @Desiderius
    That’s not Domenech, or he’d better hope that never gets out.
  19. John McCain fully supported the use of mass immigration as a demographic weapon to attack the European Christian ancestral core of the United States.

    John McCain was a treasonous rat who did everything in his power to damage and destroy the United States.

    Tweets from 2014:

  20. John McCain owned several houses and I’m pretty sure he never tore down any walls around them. He believed in birthright citizenship for anyone born in the territory of the United States, but he was born in Panama and never considered himself a Panamanian citizen. Maybe he should have run for President there.

    • Replies: @MEH 0910

    John McCain owned several houses and I’m pretty sure he never tore down any walls around them.
     
    Obama Counts McCain’s Houses
    August 21, 2008

    If John McCain had tried to play into Barack Obama’s strategy of sounding out of touch with ordinary people, he could not have done better than to say in an interview that he didn’t know how many houses he had.

    “I think — I’ll have my staff get to you,” Mr. McCain told reporters for The Politico in an interview in New Mexico on Wednesday. “It’s condominiums where — I’ll have them get to you.”

    Mr. Obama seized on the remark at his first event here today to bolster his case that Mr. McCain is too rich to understand what’s going on with the economy and had recently said that it was “fundamentally strong.”
     
  21. How fake news is generated:

    https://www.yahoo.com/

    Right, lets just take a poll of every naval vet in the country that served with McCain. What are they going to be angry about, Hell’s population is up by one?

  22. For Johnny Wet Start Song Bird the good things in life were never complicated. BOMB BOMB BOMB IRAN! Kill ’em all & let God clean up the bloody mess. Now that’s what the RED WHITE & BLUE stands for!

  23. @Anonymous
    I don’t want any lectures about how we have to be nice to John McCain because he just died. He was not nice in his final message.

    The establishment wants to prove to any potential sellouts that they can make a hero out of you, give you a positive “legacy” after you’re dead, as long as you go along with the globalist agenda.

    We need to show potential turncoats that their legacy will be trashed.

    >> I don’t want any lectures about how we have to be nice to John McCain because he just died. He was not nice in his final message.

    Yep. Went to his grave with incandescent rage at us deplorables. It may not have been a good thing that Obama won in 2008, but it was a necessary thing. If McCain had won, things would be a whole lot worse today.

    • Replies: @AnotherDad

    Yep. Went to his grave with incandescent rage at us deplorables. It may not have been a good thing that Obama won in 2008, but it was a necessary thing. If McCain had won, things would be a whole lot worse today.
     
    Agreed. We simply can't have Republican presidents who are globalist tools. And McCain would have been the worst. Far better for the good-whites to have gotten their Magic Negro and the blacks to have gotten their black--in all his boring narcissitic glory. And regular whites to start waking up and smelling the coffee.
  24. I wrote a version of this in January 2018:

    Immigration politics in the United States is one of the most prominent vulnerabilities of the Neo-Conservative faction in the Republican Party. This is one reason why Neo-Conservative whore politicians such as John McCain and Lindsey Graham push the “America is just an idea” line of crud.

    The Neo-Conservatives want to make the White ancestral core of the United States believe that the United States has no fixed identity rooted in blood and soil. The Neo-Conservatives want to continue to use the US military as muscle to fight on behalf of Israel in the Middle East and West Asia.

    This “America is just an idea” propaganda then allows the Neo-Conservatives the chance to keep the military objectives of the American Empire extremely vague with no set goals or strategic interests stated clearly. The US military is not fighting for anything real or tangible, but for some hazy notions of “freedom and democracy.”

  25. @Clyde
    Blood and soil? I think McCain wrote less than half of this above eulogy to himself. It's amusing to see libs and leftys using McCain's passing as a club to beat Trump with. McCain was the libs favorite Republican except for the brief interval when he ran against Hussein. The libby press savaged McCain. But after McCain proved he was a stupid party Republican chump and loser, the lib media returned to be briefed by the pompous ass of the US Senate.

    Blood and soil? I think McCain wrote less than half of this above eulogy to himself. It’s amusing to see libs and leftys using McCain’s passing as a club to beat Trump with.

    It’s odd, since MAGA is in large part a response to the gleeful blood and soil Browning of America and racial spoils system engineered by our adversaries (their blood, your soil). If McCain ever said anything negative about that, they’d just ignore it anyway. Everyone seems to operate under the presumption that McCain’s statement of broad American principles are meant as recriminations against everyone to his right but never to apply to the left, and I have to believe that after a while McCain came to understand this too.

    I’ll repeat a comment I made earlier today, paraphrasing someone from twitter – McCain’s death will be used as a political cudgel by people who didn’t vote for him against those who did.

  26. I distinctly remember when Steve referred to McCain as ‘Yosemite John’ for his uncontrolled temper (which he never saw) and claimed that would make him a poor President.

    Good times.

  27. @syonredux
    Speaking of defeat, meet the new David Copperfield:

    Dev Patel looks super suave in a top hat as he transforms into David Copperfield to shoot upcoming Dickensian drama in East Anglia

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-5977129/Dev-Patel-transforms-David-Copperfield-films-scenes-Dickensian-drama.html

    http://cdn01.cdn.justjared.com/wp-content/uploads/headlines/2018/07/dev-first.jpg

    Copper-coloured Copperfield.

  28. @indocon
    I predict his funeral is going to be the same spectacle as Paul Wellstone's back in 2002, and end up befitting Republicans the same way.

    Will Elton John play as he did for Lady Di?

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    Yeah, I looked at my watch and it said a quarter to five.
    The headlines screamed that I was still alive.
    I couldn't understand it;
    I thought I died last night.


    Oh, I dreamed I'd been in a border town,
    in a little cantina that the boys had found.
    I was desperate to dance
    just to dig the local sounds.


    When along came a señorita.
    She looked so good that I had to meet her.
    I was ready to approach her with my English charm,
    when her brass knuckled boyfriend grabbed me my the arm.


    And he said, "grow some funk of your own, amigo.
    Grow some funk of your own.
    We no like to with the gringo fight,
    but there might be a death in Mexico all night,.
    If you can't grow some funk of your own, amigo,
    grow some funk of your own,
    take my advice, take the next flight,
    and grow your funk, grow your funk at home."


    (I mean the situation was ridiculous.)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWFL_FJss2M

    Who's doing that slide guitar - Davey Johnstone?
  29. “We never surrender;” we “concede defeat.”

    Another McCain facepalm moment. Is senility creeping into the ruling class? The success beyond reason of Liz Holmes’ transparent con led me to suspect it, and this feeble, embarrassing, unconscious sophistry only makes it appear more likely.

  30. @Barnard
    I doubt Cindy McCain does a lot of writing. Steve Schmidt or Ben Domenech (Megan's husband who writes for the Federalist) could have written it though. It is possible McCain helped edit it months ago.

    Who was McCain’s main writer? Mark Salter? He was quite eloquent.

    • LOL: Daniel H
    • Replies: @Diversity Heretic
    Mark was McCain's Senate chief of staff, at least in 2001. You're right: smart guy!
    , @Buffalo Joe
    Steve, The voting public in the main has no idea that most politicians don't write their own speeches.
  31. Anon[395] • Disclaimer says:

    O/T

    A good bet that this is due to the immigration curbs on the H-2B visa.

    ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Aspen Skiing Co. will be recruiting about 1,200 new employees with a higher base pay for the upcoming winter season
    The Aspen Times reports the minimum hourly wage for company employees will be $13.50, up from $12 last season.

    https://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/aspen-skiing-co-raises-minimum-wage-amid-labor-shortage

    An actual labor shortage that resulted in a pay increase for the coolies, but perhaps not enough of a trend to re-elect an oligarch-tax-cut GOP Congres in November.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    The Aspen Times reports the minimum hourly wage for company employees will be $13.50, up from $12 last season.

    $13.50 goes a long way in Aspen.

    The one time I went to Aspen I overheard rafting instructors discussing for about 30 minutes exactly how big the strips of bacon in the basic breakfast were in each diner in town.

    Protein hunger.

  32. McCain could forgive the American people for not electing him but he could not forgive the American people for electing Trump.

    • Replies: @dr kill
    We don't love him, we voted for Trump to destroy the McCain GOP.
  33. @Anon
    O/T

    A good bet that this is due to the immigration curbs on the H-2B visa.

    ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Aspen Skiing Co. will be recruiting about 1,200 new employees with a higher base pay for the upcoming winter season
    The Aspen Times reports the minimum hourly wage for company employees will be $13.50, up from $12 last season.
     
    https://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/aspen-skiing-co-raises-minimum-wage-amid-labor-shortage

    An actual labor shortage that resulted in a pay increase for the coolies, but perhaps not enough of a trend to re-elect an oligarch-tax-cut GOP Congres in November.

    The Aspen Times reports the minimum hourly wage for company employees will be $13.50, up from $12 last season.

    $13.50 goes a long way in Aspen.

    The one time I went to Aspen I overheard rafting instructors discussing for about 30 minutes exactly how big the strips of bacon in the basic breakfast were in each diner in town.

    Protein hunger.

    • Replies: @JimB

    Protein hunger.
     
    Gout sufferers down the road.
  34. First, McCain was North Vietnam’s patsy.
    Then he sold out the MIAs.
    Then he sold out the nation on immigration.
    Then he was Obama’s patsy.
    Then he died of a brain tumor.

    Buh bye, jerk!

    • Agree: TheBoom
  35. We have helped liberate more people from tyranny and poverty than ever before in history.

    However, sometimes to liberate people from tyranny and poverty it’s necessary to kill them.

    • Agree: ben tillman
  36. @Steve Sailer
    The Aspen Times reports the minimum hourly wage for company employees will be $13.50, up from $12 last season.

    $13.50 goes a long way in Aspen.

    The one time I went to Aspen I overheard rafting instructors discussing for about 30 minutes exactly how big the strips of bacon in the basic breakfast were in each diner in town.

    Protein hunger.

    Protein hunger.

    Gout sufferers down the road.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    Guys who who are white water guides in summer and ski instructors in winter don't look like gout-ridden 18th Century English aristocrats.
    , @Eric Novak
    River guides working manually-controlled boats and ski instructors are fit. They are at low risk for gout.
  37. John McCain’s “greatness” was largely an accident of history. The generation that won World War II would not have regarded him very highly, had he been among their number — they would have pegged him, correctly, as a hot-tempered blustering fool who probably shouldn’t be trusted with too much authority. Subsequent generations will probably not think highly of him, either.

    His current luster comes from the fact that he was conspicuously out of step with the rest of his generation, which made him look great purely by contrast. The archetypal politician of his generation was Bill Clinton; compared to Clinton, McCain could not help but seem like a towering figure of great wisdom and conscience. A moral midget will always look like a giant when placed alongside moral gnomes.

  38. @JimB

    Protein hunger.
     
    Gout sufferers down the road.

    Guys who who are white water guides in summer and ski instructors in winter don’t look like gout-ridden 18th Century English aristocrats.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Guys who who are white water guides in summer and ski instructors in winter don’t look like gout-ridden 18th Century English aristocrats.
     
    Traditional Eskimos have what must be the worst diet in the world, cardiologically speaking, but they have fewer heart problems because of their brutally active lifestyle.

    (Aaugh! I used the word "lifestyle"! I meant "way of life".)
    , @Charles Pewitt
    My sociological hunch is that white water guides and ski instructors eat a lot of hamburgers and drink a lot of beer. If done right, that can be healthy.
    , @JimB

    To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted...
     
    A time to be young and fit; and a time to be old and fat, with bad eating and drinking habits acquired in youth.
    , @Eric Novak
    The fit are at little risk for gout. After 25 years at a weight-training and bodybuilding gym, I have yet to see anyone who consumes 50-100g of purine-laden animal protein daily, with gout.
  39. @Steve Sailer
    Guys who who are white water guides in summer and ski instructors in winter don't look like gout-ridden 18th Century English aristocrats.

    Guys who who are white water guides in summer and ski instructors in winter don’t look like gout-ridden 18th Century English aristocrats.

    Traditional Eskimos have what must be the worst diet in the world, cardiologically speaking, but they have fewer heart problems because of their brutally active lifestyle.

    (Aaugh! I used the word “lifestyle”! I meant “way of life”.)

    • Replies: @MEH 0910
    https://www.unz.com/isteve/hbd-and-diet-advice/
    , @Achmed E. Newman
    Aaugh! You used the word Eskimo! They are the solar-declination-challenged, or Inuit, if you don't have a lot of time.

    You ever seen those Lear Jets fly those hearts around in dry ice coolers to a translpant hospital? That's your heart when you're an Eskimo. I'd be surprised if they didn't get 300,000 miles out of em.
    , @ben tillman
    After all this time you still haven't caught on to the basics of nutrition?

    Carbs are bad for the heart, and Eskimos eat no carbs.
  40. @Steve Sailer
    Guys who who are white water guides in summer and ski instructors in winter don't look like gout-ridden 18th Century English aristocrats.

    My sociological hunch is that white water guides and ski instructors eat a lot of hamburgers and drink a lot of beer. If done right, that can be healthy.

    • Agree: YetAnotherAnon
    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
    I met a bunch of mountain/outdoor guides last week, all suffering from the-night-before hangovers, but they were pretty fit types.

    The firms seem to recruit well, in that when these people have a couple of days off from leading people in the mountains, what do they do? They head back into the mountains to do new routes and find new places to take clients.
  41. Who said the very idea of losing is hateful to an American

    • Replies: @Joe Stalin
    "Men, this stuff that some sources sling around about America wanting out of this war, not wanting to fight, is a crock of bullshit. Americans love to fight, traditionally. All real Americans love the sting and clash of battle. You are here today for three reasons. First, because you are here to defend your homes and your loved ones. Second, you are here for your own self respect, because you would not want to be anywhere else. Third, you are here because you are real men and all real men like to fight. When you, here, everyone of you, were kids, you all admired the champion marble player, the fastest runner, the toughest boxer, the big league ball players, and the All-American football players. Americans love a winner. Americans will not tolerate a loser. Americans despise cowards. Americans play to win all of the time. I wouldn't give a hoot in hell for a man who lost and laughed. That's why Americans have never lost nor will ever lose a war; for the very idea of losing is hateful to an American."

    http://www.pattonhq.com/speech.html
  42. “Because my general policy recommendation for America is that, on the whole, we should mind our own business, a view I inherited from other crazed anti-American extremists such as George Washington and John Quincy Adams, I can only feel intellectual shame in the presence of the sheer logical consistency of John McCain, honorary team captain of the Washington Generals in perpetuity: endless aggression abroad and abject surrender at home.”

    From a purely political analysis, this is one of Steve’s all time best paragraphs. I don’t feel a smirk when reading it, because I do think that he means it. Clarity, concise, and to the point: Why is it a good thing to be living in a post-American world, where we have to constantly and consistently lose to the “higher cause” of the day, which always seems to put American interests not first, but last? Why is that considered a good thing, to not put a nation’s own interests first, when most other nations (at least historically) don’t do that? What exactly are we bargaining our future for, since the “higher ideals/cause seems to change every few years?

    Good work, Steve.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    Empire.
  43. McStain at least had the decency to die. I don’t ever expect to see that from George Soros or Dick Cheney.

    • Replies: @MarkinLA
    After 20 years, McCain finally does something that puts his constituents first.
  44. @Steve Sailer
    Guys who who are white water guides in summer and ski instructors in winter don't look like gout-ridden 18th Century English aristocrats.

    To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted…

    A time to be young and fit; and a time to be old and fat, with bad eating and drinking habits acquired in youth.

  45. OT huge riots in Chemnitz Germany over two vibrant refugees knifing a German to death. Merkel has ordered riot police out to beat down Germans and a non trivial number of riot police in photos look non White.

    • Replies: @AndrewR
    Does that trigger you, Whiskey?
    , @Neoconned
    I find it fascinating nobody realizes Germany may not even be "German" in 10 to 15.years....and I'm including half Germans w 1 foreign parent with the Germans....

    The median age of a German woman per CIA Factbook is 47 yrs old. You gotta figure many younger foreign women are skewing that low.....so what is the median age of a GERMAN woman who's not a foreigner or descended from foreigners?

    50?

    55?

    Will there be more Muslims than Germans in 20 yrs?

    I truly don't have an answer to that question
    ......
    , @YetAnotherAnon
    Compare the press coverage of the 'riots' (a couple of auslanders were allegedly attacked, no serious injuries) with the triumphalist coverage of the BLM riots where police died and some of the victims were airbrushed from the narrative, like that Eastern European guy.
  46. I’m Canadian, so this is none of my beeswax, so I’ll just say that I was reminded of a song when I read Sen. McCain of Arizona called the US “a nation of ideals, not blood and soil”. Do the Hispanics along the Mexican border also renounce ‘blood and soil’ or do they delight in a song like this:

    We are more american

    They have shouted at me a thousand times I should go back to my country
    Because there’s no room for me here
    I want to remind the gringos: I didn’t cross the border, the border crossed to me
    America was born free, but men divided it
    They marked a line so that I jump it
    And they can call me “invader”
    And that’s a very frequent mistake
    They took from us eight states
    Who’s then the invader?

    I’m a foreigner in my own land
    And I didn’t come here to cause you trouble
    I’m a hard-working man

    And if history isn’t lying
    The powerful nation settled here, in the glory
    Among brave warriors,
    Indians of two continents mixed with Spaniards
    And if we take centuries into account
    We are more American
    We are more American than the children of the Anglo-Saxons

    They got from us without money the waters of the Río Grande
    And they took from us Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado
    Also California and Nevada were taken away
    Utah was not enough, so they took Wyoming as well
    I’m the blood of the Indian
    I’m Latin American, I’m mestizo

    We are made of all colours
    And of all trades
    And if we take into account centuries

    even if it hurts our neighbours
    We are more American
    Than all of the gringos

    https://lyricstranslate.com/en/somos-mas-americanos-we-are-more-american.html

    • Replies: @Joe Stalin
    Well, the Democrat Party believes that Mexicans belong in the Chicago area:

    "As of the 2000 U.S. Census there were 786,000 residents of full or partial Mexican origin in Cook County, giving it the largest ethnic Mexican population in the United States that is not in the Southwest and the third largest ethnic Mexican population of any county after Los Angeles County, California and Harris County ..."

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexicans_in_Chicago

    Chicago is sanctuary city, Illinois is a sanctuary city.

    Illinois' entire political structure are traitors.
    , @Flip

    They got from us without money the waters of the Río Grande
     
    Hey, we paid good money for it. From Wikipedia.

    "In return, Mexico received $15 million ($424 million today) – less than half the amount the U.S. had attempted to offer Mexico for the land before the opening of hostilities – and the U.S. agreed to assume $3.25 million ($92 million today) in debts that the Mexican government owed to U.S. citizens."
  47. OT Trying to understand their recent loss, hurt and alone, the establishment media asks random people to mail in their diaries. Things that had been forbidden are now explored. As we walk the cold beach with Jake the dog, this week’s story is that yes there are respectable scientists who doubt the wisdom of completely overturning the long-standing doctrine on very early and very frequent vaccination (it used to be forbidden, now big pharma wants to jab a fetus thirty times before birth). And the site mentioning this previously unmentionable fact is the Huffington Post. I’m going to buy one of those home breathalyzers and use it next time I read headlines.
    Tune in next week when they admit that taxing white people cannot counteract Chinese pollution.

    Of course, many scientists want this issue to “go away,” as they believe it is settled. But their “belief” is counterweighted by the beliefs of other scientific and health policy authorities, who beg to disagree.The list is significant, and growing (see below). And to it, should be added Dr. Peter Fletcher, former Chief Scientific Officer at the Department of Health in the UK – (which, if I’m not mistaken, is roughly the same as our head of the FDA).

    An editor at the Age of Autism site, Anne Dachel, wrote to Dr. Fletcher to seek his reaction to the stories about reportedly high rates of autsim among Somali children in Minneapolis.

    Here was his reply:

    “I have always thought since I first heard about the Somali children that this really proves the causal role of vaccines. The Amish children who have no vaccines have no autistic-like disorders and the Somali children who are newly exposed to aggressive vaccine programmes have exceptionally high levels! What more evidence is needed?”

    So there you have it. A leading scientist talking about “proof” of a vaccine-autism connection — only you won’t see this statement in The New York Times or on ABC News.

    https://www.huffpost.com/us/entry/146717

    This is a real article.

  48. Anonymous[174] • Disclaimer says:
    @candid_observer

    We have helped liberate more people from tyranny and poverty than ever before in history. We have acquired great wealth and power in the progress. We weaken our greatness when we confuse our patriotism with rivalries that have sown resentment and hatred and violence in all the corners of the globe.
     
    What the hell does any of this even mean?

    We have acquired great wealth and power in the progress (process?) of liberating people from tyranny and poverty?

    We confuse our patriotism with what, exactly?

    Who wrote this crap?

    Definitely not McCain himself, and if he ever had anything to do with it, that must have been months ago. Glioblastoma is one of the most aggressive forms of cancer you can get, and it can turn your brain into mush in a matter of weeks. Once diagnosed, you have a maximum of six months before you become forever separated from reality.

    The way it’s presented, people might think he was lucid until the very last moment, but, as is often the case with old cishet males, he was probably trying to grab a nurse’s butt at the time this farewell piece was being written.

    • Replies: @lavoisier
    The man had limited cognitive reserve in the best of times.
  49. @Whiskey
    OT huge riots in Chemnitz Germany over two vibrant refugees knifing a German to death. Merkel has ordered riot police out to beat down Germans and a non trivial number of riot police in photos look non White.

    Does that trigger you, Whiskey?

  50. Anon[395] • Disclaimer says:

    Uh, huh, sure Mutti

    Tell the ANC of South Africa about this “democracy”, to here them tell say it, democracy is pure majoritarianism where the majority can loot the minority.

    The whole of the West is caputred by liberal insanity, while we should be forming a military response to the Ramaphosa Rampage.

    • Replies: @Redneck farmer
    People often confuse a democracy with a republic. Often they are elected officials, but instead of being disingenuous, they're that ignorant.
    , @Svigor
    The way I learned it, that's a (Constitutional) Republic, a system in which Democracy is deliberately limited.

  51. McCain’s Farewell Message: “I Had the Privilege to Concede Defeat”

    “Lie back and enjoy it.”

    Or is it, “Lie back and think of Celia Cruz”?

  52. “Americans never quit, we never surrender”

    Who are these “Americans” he speaks of?

    He just wrote that being an American is not defined by blood, but ideals. But he gives us no way of testing whether the people who swarm across our unguarded border actually believe in these ideals. I guess just the very act of crossing that border means they believe in them, because they couldn’t be coming here out of simple greed. Real “Americans” never do anything – like leaving their first wife to marry the daughter of wealthy booze distributor – for reasons of greed.

    I, for one, won’t miss this pompous SOB.

    • Replies: @BrokenSymmetry
    "We never surrender” John McCain, POW
  53. @candid_observer

    We have helped liberate more people from tyranny and poverty than ever before in history. We have acquired great wealth and power in the progress. We weaken our greatness when we confuse our patriotism with rivalries that have sown resentment and hatred and violence in all the corners of the globe.
     
    What the hell does any of this even mean?

    We have acquired great wealth and power in the progress (process?) of liberating people from tyranny and poverty?

    We confuse our patriotism with what, exactly?

    Who wrote this crap?

    Cut the man some slack on his manifesto, will y’all? He wrote this from his deathbed. Yes, it’s gibberish, but could you do any better on 8 medications and short notice? Hmmm…. I wonder how the will turned out. It’s possible the wife’s Chihuahua may get the Senate seat AND the ranch.

    • Replies: @Redneck farmer
    The dog might vote better.
    , @Brutusale
    Those glioblastoma cells were extremely lonely.
  54. @Cagey Beast
    I'm Canadian, so this is none of my beeswax, so I'll just say that I was reminded of a song when I read Sen. McCain of Arizona called the US "a nation of ideals, not blood and soil". Do the Hispanics along the Mexican border also renounce 'blood and soil' or do they delight in a song like this:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9syRs4c4170


    We are more american

    They have shouted at me a thousand times I should go back to my country
    Because there’s no room for me here
    I want to remind the gringos: I didn’t cross the border, the border crossed to me
    America was born free, but men divided it
    They marked a line so that I jump it
    And they can call me “invader”
    And that’s a very frequent mistake
    They took from us eight states
    Who’s then the invader?

    I’m a foreigner in my own land
    And I didn’t come here to cause you trouble
    I’m a hard-working man

    And if history isn’t lying
    The powerful nation settled here, in the glory
    Among brave warriors,
    Indians of two continents mixed with Spaniards
    And if we take centuries into account
    We are more American
    We are more American than the children of the Anglo-Saxons

    They got from us without money the waters of the Río Grande
    And they took from us Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado
    Also California and Nevada were taken away
    Utah was not enough, so they took Wyoming as well
    I’m the blood of the Indian
    I’m Latin American, I’m mestizo

    We are made of all colours
    And of all trades
    And if we take into account centuries

    even if it hurts our neighbours
    We are more American
    Than all of the gringos
     

    https://lyricstranslate.com/en/somos-mas-americanos-we-are-more-american.html

    Well, the Democrat Party believes that Mexicans belong in the Chicago area:

    “As of the 2000 U.S. Census there were 786,000 residents of full or partial Mexican origin in Cook County, giving it the largest ethnic Mexican population in the United States that is not in the Southwest and the third largest ethnic Mexican population of any county after Los Angeles County, California and Harris County …”

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexicans_in_Chicago

    Chicago is sanctuary city, Illinois is a sanctuary city.

    Illinois’ entire political structure are traitors.

  55. Thomas Jefferson clearly named aiding the depredations of the “savage” Indians among the grievances against King George in the Declaration of Independence because equal dignity, goy.

  56. Anon[395] • Disclaimer says:

    O/T

    Boer blackpill

    We really shouldn’t admit people that have been through a quarter century of Stockholm Syndrome. Australia/New Zealand is more to their liking, and their votes will be headed to their milquetoast center-right parties rather than becoming more white liberals in the US.

  57. … And I owe it to America to be connected with contemptuous of American’s causes, liberty, equal justice, respect for the dignity of all third world people brings happiness more sublime that life’s fleeting pleasures except wars that kill Americans which are the best thing ever. Our identities and sense of worth are not circumscribed but are enlarged by serving good my causes bigger than yourselves.

    Fellow Americans, that association has meant more to me than any other. I lived and died a proudly and profoundly dumb but arrogant and self-entitled American. We are citizens of the world’s greatest republic. A nation of ideals my ideas, not blood and soil. We are blessed and I am a blessing to humanity when we uphold and advance those ideals at home and in the world. We have helped liberate more people from tyranny and poverty their money and their lives than ever before in history. We have acquired great wealth debt and power in the progress. We weaken our greatness when we confuse our have patriotism with and fail to foment rivalries that have sown resentment and hatred and violence in all the corners of the globe. We weaken it when we hide behind walls rather than tear them down, when we doubt the power of our my ideals rather than trust them to be the great force for change they have always been. …

    Ten years ago, I had the privilege to concede defeat in the election for president. I want to end my farewell to you with heartfelt faith in Americans that I felt so powerfully that evening.

    I feel it powerfully still.

    Do not despair of our present difficulties, we believe always in the promise and greatness stupidity and gullibility of Americans because nothing it is inevitable here. Americans never quit, we never surrender, we never hide from history stupidity, we make history stupidity.

    Between the tumor and his severely limited cognitive powers that made him 894th in a class of 899 at Annapolis despite daddy being Admiral of the Pacific Fleet, clearly somebody needed to proof this for him. So I just did.

    • LOL: mark green
    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Apparently McCain scored 128 and 133 on IQ tests:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_mccain#cite_note-15

    So his IQ of around 130 would've have been 2 standard deviations above the mean and higher than George W. Bush and John Kerry, who have about 125 and 120 IQs, respectively.

    This fits with McCain's background, with his father and grandfather both being admirals. McCain was also known for being a voracious reader.

    I'm guessing he underachieved in college due to laziness and his father's position and background, which meant he could get away with doing poorly. He also had an extreme Scotch-Irish personality, which probably interfered with his studies and also likely explained his temper and bellicosity.
    , @lavoisier

    Between the tumor and his severely limited cognitive powers that made him 894th in a class of 899 at Annapolis
     
    Annapolis is pretty selective.

    I do not think McCain is very bright, or more importantly very honest, but graduating at the bottom of his class at the Naval Academy does not prove he was an intellectual lightweight.

    The guy graduating at the bottom of Cal Tech is still probably smarter than 99.9% of the rest of us.

  58. @Cagey Beast
    I'm Canadian, so this is none of my beeswax, so I'll just say that I was reminded of a song when I read Sen. McCain of Arizona called the US "a nation of ideals, not blood and soil". Do the Hispanics along the Mexican border also renounce 'blood and soil' or do they delight in a song like this:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9syRs4c4170


    We are more american

    They have shouted at me a thousand times I should go back to my country
    Because there’s no room for me here
    I want to remind the gringos: I didn’t cross the border, the border crossed to me
    America was born free, but men divided it
    They marked a line so that I jump it
    And they can call me “invader”
    And that’s a very frequent mistake
    They took from us eight states
    Who’s then the invader?

    I’m a foreigner in my own land
    And I didn’t come here to cause you trouble
    I’m a hard-working man

    And if history isn’t lying
    The powerful nation settled here, in the glory
    Among brave warriors,
    Indians of two continents mixed with Spaniards
    And if we take centuries into account
    We are more American
    We are more American than the children of the Anglo-Saxons

    They got from us without money the waters of the Río Grande
    And they took from us Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado
    Also California and Nevada were taken away
    Utah was not enough, so they took Wyoming as well
    I’m the blood of the Indian
    I’m Latin American, I’m mestizo

    We are made of all colours
    And of all trades
    And if we take into account centuries

    even if it hurts our neighbours
    We are more American
    Than all of the gringos
     

    https://lyricstranslate.com/en/somos-mas-americanos-we-are-more-american.html

    They got from us without money the waters of the Río Grande

    Hey, we paid good money for it. From Wikipedia.

    “In return, Mexico received $15 million ($424 million today) – less than half the amount the U.S. had attempted to offer Mexico for the land before the opening of hostilities – and the U.S. agreed to assume $3.25 million ($92 million today) in debts that the Mexican government owed to U.S. citizens.”

  59. @donut
    So basically he's a hero for saying "Hands up , don't shoot" as a military officer and politician .

    Almost, donut. He’s not a hero, but it was a privilege for him to not get shunned by the media and called names, as he would have if he’d run a real campaign to attack Øb☭ma, as you can for a white male candidate. That was some real Profiles in Courage stuff there.

    Oh, losing the election? That’s nothing, compared to being called a racist.

  60. @Sean c
    Who said the very idea of losing is hateful to an American

    “Men, this stuff that some sources sling around about America wanting out of this war, not wanting to fight, is a crock of bullshit. Americans love to fight, traditionally. All real Americans love the sting and clash of battle. You are here today for three reasons. First, because you are here to defend your homes and your loved ones. Second, you are here for your own self respect, because you would not want to be anywhere else. Third, you are here because you are real men and all real men like to fight. When you, here, everyone of you, were kids, you all admired the champion marble player, the fastest runner, the toughest boxer, the big league ball players, and the All-American football players. Americans love a winner. Americans will not tolerate a loser. Americans despise cowards. Americans play to win all of the time. I wouldn’t give a hoot in hell for a man who lost and laughed. That’s why Americans have never lost nor will ever lose a war; for the very idea of losing is hateful to an American.”

    http://www.pattonhq.com/speech.html

  61. @Joe H
    John McCain owned several houses and I’m pretty sure he never tore down any walls around them. He believed in birthright citizenship for anyone born in the territory of the United States, but he was born in Panama and never considered himself a Panamanian citizen. Maybe he should have run for President there.

    John McCain owned several houses and I’m pretty sure he never tore down any walls around them.

    Obama Counts McCain’s Houses
    August 21, 2008

    If John McCain had tried to play into Barack Obama’s strategy of sounding out of touch with ordinary people, he could not have done better than to say in an interview that he didn’t know how many houses he had.

    “I think — I’ll have my staff get to you,” Mr. McCain told reporters for The Politico in an interview in New Mexico on Wednesday. “It’s condominiums where — I’ll have them get to you.”

    Mr. Obama seized on the remark at his first event here today to bolster his case that Mr. McCain is too rich to understand what’s going on with the economy and had recently said that it was “fundamentally strong.”

  62. If I had been on the fence about criticizing McCain in death, reading that statement (prior to its being posted on this blog) brought me over the line. Conceding to Obama may have been a necessity in light of the electoral college result. But it was no privilege and has done our country serious damage. What a jerk.

  63. OT One day there will be synagogues using swastikas as their proprietary symbols, like Japanese temples on maps, because the impression will have firmly rooted that the swastika is a symbol that Jews draw.
    http://www.tampabay.com/florida-politics/buzz/2018/08/27/disgusting-swastikas-painted-on-philip-levines-campaign-signs-in-st-pete/

    A final day of campaigning before Tuesday’s primary was marred in St. Petersburg by reports of anti-Semitic vandalism aimed at former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine, who Jewish and is seeking the Democratic nomination for governor.

    According Max Flugrath, a campaign spokesman for Levine, campaign signs were vandalized with swastika symbols at the southeast corner of 66th St. N and Tyrone Boulevard, outside Bond Diamonds, which is now defunct.

    “As Governor, I will never be held hostage to hatred, or bigotry, or intolerance,” Levine said in a statement. “Never. All candidates should speak out against this intolerable behavior. We are better than the haters, bigger than the bigots, and tomorrow we will show them why.”

    Bonus: the one on the right got a bit confused.

  64. anon[279] • Disclaimer says:

    Trump announced NAFTA replacement today. Bloomberg TV couldn’t get enough McCain, But had to cover it. They hauled out Carla Hills to say he couldn’t repeal NAFTA, do a bilateral deal, etc. I assume it is a lot better deal for the US, and now Canada has to do a deal by Friday. Or something. Trump is just negotiating and does have to get the deal approved by Congress. Trump goes in hard, then does a deal. Of course, no one wants to suffer through a trade war. Its impossible to negotiate effectively without a convincing willingness to walk away. This is very unpopular among business which can’t tolerate uncertainty.

    The US is at a structural disadvantage because both imports and exports have a political constituency. Hence the rapid demise of Ryans border adjustment tax. With this headwind, anything Trump gets is a win–the bar is low. Call it transactional, I’ll call it a Trump win.

  65. @El Dato
    Will Elton John play as he did for Lady Di?

    Yeah, I looked at my watch and it said a quarter to five.
    The headlines screamed that I was still alive.
    I couldn’t understand it;
    I thought I died last night.

    Oh, I dreamed I’d been in a border town,
    in a little cantina that the boys had found.
    I was desperate to dance
    just to dig the local sounds.

    When along came a señorita.
    She looked so good that I had to meet her.
    I was ready to approach her with my English charm,
    when her brass knuckled boyfriend grabbed me my the arm.

    And he said, “grow some funk of your own, amigo.
    Grow some funk of your own.
    We no like to with the gringo fight,
    but there might be a death in Mexico all night,.
    If you can’t grow some funk of your own, amigo,
    grow some funk of your own,
    take my advice, take the next flight,
    and grow your funk, grow your funk at home.”

    (I mean the situation was ridiculous.)

    Who’s doing that slide guitar – Davey Johnstone?

  66. @Reg Cæsar

    Guys who who are white water guides in summer and ski instructors in winter don’t look like gout-ridden 18th Century English aristocrats.
     
    Traditional Eskimos have what must be the worst diet in the world, cardiologically speaking, but they have fewer heart problems because of their brutally active lifestyle.

    (Aaugh! I used the word "lifestyle"! I meant "way of life".)
  67. @candid_observer

    We have helped liberate more people from tyranny and poverty than ever before in history. We have acquired great wealth and power in the progress. We weaken our greatness when we confuse our patriotism with rivalries that have sown resentment and hatred and violence in all the corners of the globe.
     
    What the hell does any of this even mean?

    We have acquired great wealth and power in the progress (process?) of liberating people from tyranny and poverty?

    We confuse our patriotism with what, exactly?

    Who wrote this crap?

    >>We weaken our greatness when we confuse our patriotism with rivalries that have sown resentment and hatred and violence in all the corners of the globe.

    From the man who spent the last 20 years of his life just gunning for war with Russia, when less than 1% of the country even considers Russia a threat.

    BTW, I am worried about the lil’ jerk, Lindsay Graham. Shouldn’t somebody mind him, console him. It’s all just too much.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    BTW, I am worried about the lil’ jerk, Lindsay Graham. Shouldn’t somebody mind him, console him. It’s all just too much.
     
    No, I got an idea. We should do that thing where you throw her onto the funeral pyre along with his ... err .... it's very multicultural, you know.
    , @William Badwhite
    Now that Grahamnesty doesn't have McCain to follow, he'll need to do something drastic. He should go ahead and come out of the closet. Then everyone will talk about how brave he is.

    As we all know, doing something that will have half the country fawning over you takes tremendous courage.
  68. @Reg Cæsar

    Guys who who are white water guides in summer and ski instructors in winter don’t look like gout-ridden 18th Century English aristocrats.
     
    Traditional Eskimos have what must be the worst diet in the world, cardiologically speaking, but they have fewer heart problems because of their brutally active lifestyle.

    (Aaugh! I used the word "lifestyle"! I meant "way of life".)

    Aaugh! You used the word Eskimo! They are the solar-declination-challenged, or Inuit, if you don’t have a lot of time.

    You ever seen those Lear Jets fly those hearts around in dry ice coolers to a translpant hospital? That’s your heart when you’re an Eskimo. I’d be surprised if they didn’t get 300,000 miles out of em.

    • Replies: @Stan d Mute

    Aaugh! You used the word Eskimo! They are the solar-declination-challenged, or Inuit, if you don’t have a lot of time.
     
    Hope you’re not planning on visiting Canuckistan anytime soon. You’ll be stopped and cavity searched at the border. They’re First Nations unless they’re actually Inuit, then they’re Inuit. But all the rest are First Nations, except Métis who are Métis and not Inuit or First Nations. But there are no Eskimos for sure as that’s a racist Algonquin, er First Nations, term for the snowy folk. Anyway, the Mounties will explain it all in French and English while you’re getting that cavity search I’m sure..
    , @Reg Cæsar

    Aaugh! You used the word Eskimo! They are the solar-declination-challenged, or Inuit, if you don’t have a lot of time.
     
    "Eskimo" is just fine in Alaska. And, apparently, in Edmonton.

    https://d3ham790trbkqy.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2015/11/20203939/Nanook-01.png
  69. @Ghost of Bull Moose
    "We weaken our greatness when we confuse our patriotism with rivalries that have sown resentment and hatred and violence in all the corners of the globe. We weaken it when we hide behind walls rather than tear them down, when we doubt the power of our ideals rather than trust them to be the great force for change they have always been. …"

    Was this written by some sort of globohomo AI? What does it mean?

    Yeah, in addition to the post-modernism generator, we now have one that produces mush for pseudocon collaborators.

  70. @candid_observer

    We have helped liberate more people from tyranny and poverty than ever before in history. We have acquired great wealth and power in the progress. We weaken our greatness when we confuse our patriotism with rivalries that have sown resentment and hatred and violence in all the corners of the globe.
     
    What the hell does any of this even mean?

    We have acquired great wealth and power in the progress (process?) of liberating people from tyranny and poverty?

    We confuse our patriotism with what, exactly?

    Who wrote this crap?

    Ben Domenech. But he certainly copied his work from someone else.

  71. @Ibound1
    McCain could forgive the American people for not electing him but he could not forgive the American people for electing Trump.

    We don’t love him, we voted for Trump to destroy the McCain GOP.

  72. OT Mueller metastasizes
    Poorly written article at site I’ve never heard of before says Democrats, if they win in November, plan to pretend that every single thing Trump and all of his staff did is a crime requiring Congressional investigation, which sounds consistent with Democrat behavior and mental stability up to this point.
    https://www.axios.com/2018-midterm-elections-republicans-preparation-investigations-180abf7b-0de8-4670-ae8a-2e6da123c584.html

    It has churned Republican stomachs [see what I mean about poorly wrttten?]. Here are some of the probes it predicts:

    President Trump’s tax returns
    Trump family businesses — and whether they comply with the Constitution’s emoluments clause, including the Chinese trademark grant to the Trump Organization
    Trump’s dealings with Russia, including the president’s preparation for his meeting with Vladimir Putin
    The payment to Stephanie Clifford — a.k.a. Stormy Daniels
    James Comey’s firing
    Trump’s firing of U.S. attorneys
    Trump’s proposed transgender ban for the military
    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s business dealings
    White House staff’s personal email use
    Cabinet secretary travel, office expenses, and other misused perks
    Discussion of classified information at Mar-a-Lago
    Jared Kushner’s ethics law compliance
    Dismissal of members of the EPA board of scientific counselors
    The travel ban
    Family separation policy
    Hurricane response in Puerto Rico
    Election security and hacking attempts
    White House security clearances

    At what point could the Democrats be ordered to accept reality?

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    This reminds me of how in the run-up to the 2006 election, I used to watch Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Beverly Hills), then minority leader of the House committee that investigates the executive branch, talk about all the investigations into the Bush Administration they would do once they won a majority in November.

    And the Democrats did win and then Waxman ... didn't do much.

    I never understood that. It sounds like there ought to be a story behind it.

    , @Sarah Toga
    Paul Ryan stalled the Trump agenda and worked to demoralize Trump supporters in order to lose the House and hand power to his demopublican globalist uniparty colleagues and put us deplorables back in our places.
  73. @Reg Cæsar

    Ten years ago, I had the privilege to concede defeat
     
    Shades of Samuel Tilden, one of only five Democrats to have more vote for him than against in a presidential election. (The others are Obama, LBJ, FDR, and, just barely, Carter.)

    "I can retire to private life with the consciousness that I shall receive from posterity the credit of having been elected to the highest position in the gift of the people, without any of the cares and responsibilities of the office."

    His concession speech makes Al Gore look like a good loser:

    https://www.rbhayes.org/hayes/1876-presidential-concession-speech/

    To be fair, Tilden got rooked, so I can see why he was upset.

    Also, you left out a bunch of Democrats who won a majority of the popular vote: Jackson, Van Buren, and Pierce. Furthermore, you are minimizing the fact that FDR did it 4 times.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Also, you left out a bunch of Democrats who won a majority of the popular vote: Jackson, Van Buren, and Pierce.
     
    The "popular vote" is a bogus number in any federal election, but especially so in the early nineteenth century, when some states' legislatures chose their electors as they did their senators. South Carolinians didn't vote directly for their electors until Reconstruction.

    Furthermore, you are minimizing the fact that FDR did it 4 times.
     
    I grew up in upstate New York, his old stomping ground (when he could still stomp, that is.) We were deeply ashamed of this fact, and did our damnedest to prevent it.

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a6/PresidentialCounty1936Colorbrewer.gif/1920px-PresidentialCounty1936Colorbrewer.gif
  74. Since McCain saw fit to shake his fist at the kind of people who voted for him, even as he took his last breath, I don’t feel any obligation to feign sadness over his passing. He was a proud sell-out and had no business in the United States Senate. The fact that his constituents kept nominating and electing him is proof that Americans are grossly uninformed, apathetic and clueless.

    • Replies: @David In TN
    "Th fact that his constituents kept nominating and electing him is proof that Americans are grossly uninformed, apathetic, and clueless."

    As I pointed out in a previous thread, the "conservative Republicans" who voted for McCain in the 2008 primaries didn't know he was for illegal alien amnesty.
  75. @Anon
    https://twitter.com/dwnews/status/1033960552077447168

    Uh, huh, sure Mutti

    Tell the ANC of South Africa about this "democracy", to here them tell say it, democracy is pure majoritarianism where the majority can loot the minority.

    The whole of the West is caputred by liberal insanity, while we should be forming a military response to the Ramaphosa Rampage.

    People often confuse a democracy with a republic. Often they are elected officials, but instead of being disingenuous, they’re that ignorant.

  76. @Achmed E. Newman
    Cut the man some slack on his manifesto, will y'all? He wrote this from his deathbed. Yes, it's gibberish, but could you do any better on 8 medications and short notice? Hmmm.... I wonder how the will turned out. It's possible the wife's Chihuahua may get the Senate seat AND the ranch.

    The dog might vote better.

  77. @J.Ross
    OT Mueller metastasizes
    Poorly written article at site I've never heard of before says Democrats, if they win in November, plan to pretend that every single thing Trump and all of his staff did is a crime requiring Congressional investigation, which sounds consistent with Democrat behavior and mental stability up to this point.
    https://www.axios.com/2018-midterm-elections-republicans-preparation-investigations-180abf7b-0de8-4670-ae8a-2e6da123c584.html

    It has churned Republican stomachs [see what I mean about poorly wrttten?]. Here are some of the probes it predicts:

    President Trump’s tax returns
    Trump family businesses — and whether they comply with the Constitution's emoluments clause, including the Chinese trademark grant to the Trump Organization
    Trump's dealings with Russia, including the president's preparation for his meeting with Vladimir Putin
    The payment to Stephanie Clifford — a.k.a. Stormy Daniels
    James Comey's firing
    Trump's firing of U.S. attorneys
    Trump's proposed transgender ban for the military
    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's business dealings
    White House staff's personal email use
    Cabinet secretary travel, office expenses, and other misused perks
    Discussion of classified information at Mar-a-Lago
    Jared Kushner's ethics law compliance
    Dismissal of members of the EPA board of scientific counselors
    The travel ban
    Family separation policy
    Hurricane response in Puerto Rico
    Election security and hacking attempts
    White House security clearances
     
    At what point could the Democrats be ordered to accept reality?

    This reminds me of how in the run-up to the 2006 election, I used to watch Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Beverly Hills), then minority leader of the House committee that investigates the executive branch, talk about all the investigations into the Bush Administration they would do once they won a majority in November.

    And the Democrats did win and then Waxman … didn’t do much.

    I never understood that. It sounds like there ought to be a story behind it.

    • Replies: @Stan d Mute

    I never understood that. It sounds like there ought to be a story behind it.
     
    The story is simply that they’re all corrupt. They’ll wail and moan about the other guy’s corruption if and when it’s exposed, but never actually do much for fear their own ticket might be punched next. And it’s not even a question of being corrupted by the office is it? Big money donors aren’t going to support a guy if they’re not sure of a return on the investment. They look for people they know can be bought and who will stay bought.
    , @J.Ross
    I think this is different. I think these phoney investigations are their only hope. We already have completely meaningless investigations going on with Mueller whereas Waxman was talking about beginning something new on his own. There was an abundance of bipartisan spirit in the neocon ascendancy as both parties signed USAPATRIOT and fought over who was more supportive of r chrupes.
    Trump has done something truly good and brilliant in making concrete things that are normally abstract and boring (viz trade talks) as he wins and demonstrates that his ideas work. It's exactly what an outsider nonpolitician promises at their best, like Rick Snyder carrying through on the second bridge to Canada because he's the only office holder in Michigan not taking money from the monopoly owner of the first bridge. It's like if Obama had actually taken on the insurance companies, and won. No amount of talk or implication can touch this and the Democrats probably fear that, having heated up their own base to such a degree, they can't back down.
    I don't think there's been anything like this seditious obstructionism and it's worse than the Radical Republicans impeaching Johnson. At a certain point it should be possible to say to the Democrats that they need to have an accusation and maybe some evidence before they launch the investigation.
  78. “I lived and died a proud American. We are citizens of the world’s greatest republic. A nation of ideals, not blood and soil.”

    Blood is blood. Soil is soil. Ideals can change with time and temperament. A weak foundation for a nation.

  79. Anonymous[276] • Disclaimer says:
    @Stan d Mute

    … And I owe it to America to be connected with contemptuous of American’s causes, liberty, equal justice, respect for the dignity of all third world people brings happiness more sublime that life’s fleeting pleasures except wars that kill Americans which are the best thing ever. Our identities and sense of worth are not circumscribed but are enlarged by serving good my causes bigger than yourselves.

    Fellow Americans, that association has meant more to me than any other. I lived and died a proudly and profoundly dumb but arrogant and self-entitled American. We are citizens of the world’s greatest republic. A nation of ideals my ideas, not blood and soil. We are blessed and I am a blessing to humanity when we uphold and advance those ideals at home and in the world. We have helped liberate more people from tyranny and poverty their money and their lives than ever before in history. We have acquired great wealth debt and power in the progress. We weaken our greatness when we confuse our have patriotism with and fail to foment rivalries that have sown resentment and hatred and violence in all the corners of the globe. We weaken it when we hide behind walls rather than tear them down, when we doubt the power of our my ideals rather than trust them to be the great force for change they have always been. …

    Ten years ago, I had the privilege to concede defeat in the election for president. I want to end my farewell to you with heartfelt faith in Americans that I felt so powerfully that evening.

    I feel it powerfully still.

    Do not despair of our present difficulties, we believe always in the promise and greatness stupidity and gullibility of Americans because nothing it is inevitable here. Americans never quit, we never surrender, we never hide from history stupidity, we make history stupidity.
     

    Between the tumor and his severely limited cognitive powers that made him 894th in a class of 899 at Annapolis despite daddy being Admiral of the Pacific Fleet, clearly somebody needed to proof this for him. So I just did.

    Apparently McCain scored 128 and 133 on IQ tests:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_mccain#cite_note-15

    So his IQ of around 130 would’ve have been 2 standard deviations above the mean and higher than George W. Bush and John Kerry, who have about 125 and 120 IQs, respectively.

    This fits with McCain’s background, with his father and grandfather both being admirals. McCain was also known for being a voracious reader.

    I’m guessing he underachieved in college due to laziness and his father’s position and background, which meant he could get away with doing poorly. He also had an extreme Scotch-Irish personality, which probably interfered with his studies and also likely explained his temper and bellicosity.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    McCain was a massive screwup, whether out of a bad personality or incompetence is another question, so he got lots of demerits at Annapolis.
    , @Reg Cæsar

    This fits with McCain’s background, with his father and grandfather both being admirals. McCain was also known for being a voracious reader.

    I’m guessing he underachieved in college due to laziness and his father’s position and background...

    He also had an extreme Scotch-Irish personality...
     
    Kris Kristofferson, a few months older than McCain, came from a similar family, so I guess Scandinavians are harder-working and less extreme. Kristofferson didn't even pretend to be a military man.

    Of course, the ultimate military brat is Jim Morrisson.
  80. A nation of ideals, not blood and soil.

    You all may not like McCain but you cannot deny that he was right about that.

    • Replies: @vinteuil
    Wanna bet?
    , @ben tillman
    It's an oxymoron. It requires no denial.
  81. @Anonymous
    Apparently McCain scored 128 and 133 on IQ tests:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_mccain#cite_note-15

    So his IQ of around 130 would've have been 2 standard deviations above the mean and higher than George W. Bush and John Kerry, who have about 125 and 120 IQs, respectively.

    This fits with McCain's background, with his father and grandfather both being admirals. McCain was also known for being a voracious reader.

    I'm guessing he underachieved in college due to laziness and his father's position and background, which meant he could get away with doing poorly. He also had an extreme Scotch-Irish personality, which probably interfered with his studies and also likely explained his temper and bellicosity.

    McCain was a massive screwup, whether out of a bad personality or incompetence is another question, so he got lots of demerits at Annapolis.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Apparently he did well on the entrance exam, but was rebellious and difficult:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Early_life_and_military_career_of_John_McCain#Naval_Academy

    Having done well on its entrance exams,[5] McCain entered the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, in June 1954, following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather.[40] He had neither been ordered to go there by his parents nor discussed alternatives; as he later wrote, "I remember simply recognizing my eventual enrollment at the Academy as an immutable fact of life, and accepting it without comment."[41]

    Ambivalent about his presence there,[40] McCain chose not to conform to the Academy's rules and some of its traditions.[42] Each year he was given over a hundred demerits – earning him membership in the "Century Club"[20] – for offenses such as shoes not being shined, formation faults, room in disorder, and talking out of place.[40] His father came to the Academy to reprimand him on his behavior a number of times.[32] He hated "plebe year", the trial by ordeal and hazing of entering midshipmen that would eventually weed out one quarter of the class.[43] He did not take well to those of higher rank arbitrarily wielding power over him – "It was bullshit, and I resented the hell out of it"[40] – and occasionally intervened when he saw it being done to others.[20][32] At 5-foot 7 inches[13] and 127 pounds[44] (1.70 m and 58 kg), he competed as a lightweight boxer for three years, where he lacked skills but was fearless and "didn't have a reverse gear".[44] In his final year, he managed the battalion boxing team to a brigade championship.[45]

    Possessed of a strong intelligence,[46] McCain did well in a few subjects that interested him, such as English literature, history, and government.[20][40] There was a fixed Bachelor of Science curriculum taken by all midshipmen;[47][48][49] McCain's classmates were impressed by his cramming abilities on mathematics, science, and engineering courses[50] and thought his low grades were by inclination and not ability,[20] while McCain would later acknowledge that those courses were a struggle for him.[51] His class rank was further lowered by poor grades for conduct and leadership, which reflected his sloppy appearance, rebellious attitude, and poor relations with his company officer.[50][52] Despite his low standing, he was popular and a leader among his fellow midshipmen, in what biographer Robert Timberg called a "manic, intuitive, highly idiosyncratic way".[40] Good at attracting women,[20] he was famed for organizing off-Yard activities with a group who called themselves "the Bad Bunch";[32] one classmate said that "being on liberty with John McCain was like being in a train wreck."[40] Other midshipmen were annoyed by his behavior.[32] A June 1957 training cruise aboard the destroyer USS Hunt[53] found McCain showing good skills at the conn,[54] and the destination stop in Rio de Janeiro led to a dream-like romance with Brazilian fashion model and ballerina Maria Gracinda that persisted through a Christmastime reunion.[55][56]
     
    , @Desiderius
    Annapolis was too small for McCain’s ambitions. He was so much more than a mere Macedonian.
  82. @syonredux
    Speaking of defeat, meet the new David Copperfield:

    Dev Patel looks super suave in a top hat as he transforms into David Copperfield to shoot upcoming Dickensian drama in East Anglia

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-5977129/Dev-Patel-transforms-David-Copperfield-films-scenes-Dickensian-drama.html

    http://cdn01.cdn.justjared.com/wp-content/uploads/headlines/2018/07/dev-first.jpg

    Switching novels, he wouldn’t have been a bad Fagin.

  83. Ouch.

    Even coming from a guy who finished bottom of his class at the Naval Academy, that’s pretty embarrassing stuff.

  84. @Bliss

    A nation of ideals, not blood and soil.
     
    You all may not like McCain but you cannot deny that he was right about that.

    Wanna bet?

  85. @Barnard
    I doubt Cindy McCain does a lot of writing. Steve Schmidt or Ben Domenech (Megan's husband who writes for the Federalist) could have written it though. It is possible McCain helped edit it months ago.

    Would that be Ben Domenech the plagiarizer?

    https://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/25/business/washington-post-blogger-quits-after-plagiarism-accusations.html

    Whores of a feather stick together.

  86. @Daniel H
    >>We weaken our greatness when we confuse our patriotism with rivalries that have sown resentment and hatred and violence in all the corners of the globe.

    From the man who spent the last 20 years of his life just gunning for war with Russia, when less than 1% of the country even considers Russia a threat.

    BTW, I am worried about the lil' jerk, Lindsay Graham. Shouldn't somebody mind him, console him. It's all just too much.

    BTW, I am worried about the lil’ jerk, Lindsay Graham. Shouldn’t somebody mind him, console him. It’s all just too much.

    No, I got an idea. We should do that thing where you throw her onto the funeral pyre along with his … err …. it’s very multicultural, you know.

    • Replies: @Stan d Mute

    We should do that thing where you throw her onto the funeral pyre along with his … err …. it’s very multicultural, you know.
     
    It is called Sati. Thank goodness we have this Canuckistani leader nearby who can explain it to Lindsay.

    https://amp.businessinsider.com/images/5a8fe95daae6051d008b4592-750-503.jpg
  87. @Steve Sailer
    This reminds me of how in the run-up to the 2006 election, I used to watch Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Beverly Hills), then minority leader of the House committee that investigates the executive branch, talk about all the investigations into the Bush Administration they would do once they won a majority in November.

    And the Democrats did win and then Waxman ... didn't do much.

    I never understood that. It sounds like there ought to be a story behind it.

    I never understood that. It sounds like there ought to be a story behind it.

    The story is simply that they’re all corrupt. They’ll wail and moan about the other guy’s corruption if and when it’s exposed, but never actually do much for fear their own ticket might be punched next. And it’s not even a question of being corrupted by the office is it? Big money donors aren’t going to support a guy if they’re not sure of a return on the investment. They look for people they know can be bought and who will stay bought.

  88. @Steve Sailer
    This reminds me of how in the run-up to the 2006 election, I used to watch Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Beverly Hills), then minority leader of the House committee that investigates the executive branch, talk about all the investigations into the Bush Administration they would do once they won a majority in November.

    And the Democrats did win and then Waxman ... didn't do much.

    I never understood that. It sounds like there ought to be a story behind it.

    I think this is different. I think these phoney investigations are their only hope. We already have completely meaningless investigations going on with Mueller whereas Waxman was talking about beginning something new on his own. There was an abundance of bipartisan spirit in the neocon ascendancy as both parties signed USAPATRIOT and fought over who was more supportive of r chrupes.
    Trump has done something truly good and brilliant in making concrete things that are normally abstract and boring (viz trade talks) as he wins and demonstrates that his ideas work. It’s exactly what an outsider nonpolitician promises at their best, like Rick Snyder carrying through on the second bridge to Canada because he’s the only office holder in Michigan not taking money from the monopoly owner of the first bridge. It’s like if Obama had actually taken on the insurance companies, and won. No amount of talk or implication can touch this and the Democrats probably fear that, having heated up their own base to such a degree, they can’t back down.
    I don’t think there’s been anything like this seditious obstructionism and it’s worse than the Radical Republicans impeaching Johnson. At a certain point it should be possible to say to the Democrats that they need to have an accusation and maybe some evidence before they launch the investigation.

  89. Anonymous[276] • Disclaimer says:
    @Steve Sailer
    McCain was a massive screwup, whether out of a bad personality or incompetence is another question, so he got lots of demerits at Annapolis.

    Apparently he did well on the entrance exam, but was rebellious and difficult:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Early_life_and_military_career_of_John_McCain#Naval_Academy

    Having done well on its entrance exams,[5] McCain entered the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, in June 1954, following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather.[40] He had neither been ordered to go there by his parents nor discussed alternatives; as he later wrote, “I remember simply recognizing my eventual enrollment at the Academy as an immutable fact of life, and accepting it without comment.”[41]

    Ambivalent about his presence there,[40] McCain chose not to conform to the Academy’s rules and some of its traditions.[42] Each year he was given over a hundred demerits – earning him membership in the “Century Club”[20] – for offenses such as shoes not being shined, formation faults, room in disorder, and talking out of place.[40] His father came to the Academy to reprimand him on his behavior a number of times.[32] He hated “plebe year”, the trial by ordeal and hazing of entering midshipmen that would eventually weed out one quarter of the class.[43] He did not take well to those of higher rank arbitrarily wielding power over him – “It was bullshit, and I resented the hell out of it”[40] – and occasionally intervened when he saw it being done to others.[20][32] At 5-foot 7 inches[13] and 127 pounds[44] (1.70 m and 58 kg), he competed as a lightweight boxer for three years, where he lacked skills but was fearless and “didn’t have a reverse gear”.[44] In his final year, he managed the battalion boxing team to a brigade championship.[45]

    Possessed of a strong intelligence,[46] McCain did well in a few subjects that interested him, such as English literature, history, and government.[20][40] There was a fixed Bachelor of Science curriculum taken by all midshipmen;[47][48][49] McCain’s classmates were impressed by his cramming abilities on mathematics, science, and engineering courses[50] and thought his low grades were by inclination and not ability,[20] while McCain would later acknowledge that those courses were a struggle for him.[51] His class rank was further lowered by poor grades for conduct and leadership, which reflected his sloppy appearance, rebellious attitude, and poor relations with his company officer.[50][52] Despite his low standing, he was popular and a leader among his fellow midshipmen, in what biographer Robert Timberg called a “manic, intuitive, highly idiosyncratic way”.[40] Good at attracting women,[20] he was famed for organizing off-Yard activities with a group who called themselves “the Bad Bunch”;[32] one classmate said that “being on liberty with John McCain was like being in a train wreck.”[40] Other midshipmen were annoyed by his behavior.[32] A June 1957 training cruise aboard the destroyer USS Hunt[53] found McCain showing good skills at the conn,[54] and the destination stop in Rio de Janeiro led to a dream-like romance with Brazilian fashion model and ballerina Maria Gracinda that persisted through a Christmastime reunion.[55][56]

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    Disliking STEM subjects probably had something to do with McCain losing five airplanes (not all of them his fault, of course). Being a naval aviator is extremely technical, but McCain's interests were in history, politics, and literature. He would have been better cut out to be a Marine infantry officer than a carrier pilot, probably via a civilian college with ROTC. I had a ROTC roommate at Rice who became a Marine infantry officer and then went to UVA law school.
    , @William Badwhite

    He hated “plebe year”, the trial by ordeal and hazing of entering midshipmen that would eventually weed out one quarter of the class.[43] He did not take well to those of higher rank arbitrarily wielding power over him – “It was bullshit, and I resented the hell out of it”[40] – and occasionally intervened when he saw it being done to others.
     
    Just another of his countless lies. When he was an upperclassman, McCain was known as one of the most sadistic hazers at USNA.
  90. @Anonymous
    Definitely not McCain himself, and if he ever had anything to do with it, that must have been months ago. Glioblastoma is one of the most aggressive forms of cancer you can get, and it can turn your brain into mush in a matter of weeks. Once diagnosed, you have a maximum of six months before you become forever separated from reality.

    The way it's presented, people might think he was lucid until the very last moment, but, as is often the case with old cishet males, he was probably trying to grab a nurse's butt at the time this farewell piece was being written.

    The man had limited cognitive reserve in the best of times.

  91. @Achmed E. Newman
    Aaugh! You used the word Eskimo! They are the solar-declination-challenged, or Inuit, if you don't have a lot of time.

    You ever seen those Lear Jets fly those hearts around in dry ice coolers to a translpant hospital? That's your heart when you're an Eskimo. I'd be surprised if they didn't get 300,000 miles out of em.

    Aaugh! You used the word Eskimo! They are the solar-declination-challenged, or Inuit, if you don’t have a lot of time.

    Hope you’re not planning on visiting Canuckistan anytime soon. You’ll be stopped and cavity searched at the border. They’re First Nations unless they’re actually Inuit, then they’re Inuit. But all the rest are First Nations, except Métis who are Métis and not Inuit or First Nations. But there are no Eskimos for sure as that’s a racist Algonquin, er First Nations, term for the snowy folk. Anyway, the Mounties will explain it all in French and English while you’re getting that cavity search I’m sure..

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    OK, Stan, since you gave me s__t for my bar-naming/Vogue-reading remarks under that other post, could you do me the favor of reading my First Nations and the Spirits Communities?

    As God was my witness, I thought they were bankers!

    (Oh, I've heard from Canucks that this cavity-search of which you speak was something to look forward to. Zzzzngg!)

  92. @Achmed E. Newman

    BTW, I am worried about the lil’ jerk, Lindsay Graham. Shouldn’t somebody mind him, console him. It’s all just too much.
     
    No, I got an idea. We should do that thing where you throw her onto the funeral pyre along with his ... err .... it's very multicultural, you know.

    We should do that thing where you throw her onto the funeral pyre along with his … err …. it’s very multicultural, you know.

    It is called Sati. Thank goodness we have this Canuckistani leader nearby who can explain it to Lindsay.

  93. @Stan d Mute

    … And I owe it to America to be connected with contemptuous of American’s causes, liberty, equal justice, respect for the dignity of all third world people brings happiness more sublime that life’s fleeting pleasures except wars that kill Americans which are the best thing ever. Our identities and sense of worth are not circumscribed but are enlarged by serving good my causes bigger than yourselves.

    Fellow Americans, that association has meant more to me than any other. I lived and died a proudly and profoundly dumb but arrogant and self-entitled American. We are citizens of the world’s greatest republic. A nation of ideals my ideas, not blood and soil. We are blessed and I am a blessing to humanity when we uphold and advance those ideals at home and in the world. We have helped liberate more people from tyranny and poverty their money and their lives than ever before in history. We have acquired great wealth debt and power in the progress. We weaken our greatness when we confuse our have patriotism with and fail to foment rivalries that have sown resentment and hatred and violence in all the corners of the globe. We weaken it when we hide behind walls rather than tear them down, when we doubt the power of our my ideals rather than trust them to be the great force for change they have always been. …

    Ten years ago, I had the privilege to concede defeat in the election for president. I want to end my farewell to you with heartfelt faith in Americans that I felt so powerfully that evening.

    I feel it powerfully still.

    Do not despair of our present difficulties, we believe always in the promise and greatness stupidity and gullibility of Americans because nothing it is inevitable here. Americans never quit, we never surrender, we never hide from history stupidity, we make history stupidity.
     

    Between the tumor and his severely limited cognitive powers that made him 894th in a class of 899 at Annapolis despite daddy being Admiral of the Pacific Fleet, clearly somebody needed to proof this for him. So I just did.

    Between the tumor and his severely limited cognitive powers that made him 894th in a class of 899 at Annapolis

    Annapolis is pretty selective.

    I do not think McCain is very bright, or more importantly very honest, but graduating at the bottom of his class at the Naval Academy does not prove he was an intellectual lightweight.

    The guy graduating at the bottom of Cal Tech is still probably smarter than 99.9% of the rest of us.

    • Replies: @ben tillman

    Annapolis is pretty selective.

    I do not think McCain is very bright, or more importantly very honest, but graduating at the bottom of his class at the Naval Academy does not prove he was an intellectual lightweight.

    The guy graduating at the bottom of Cal Tech is still probably smarter than 99.9% of the rest of us.
     
    Not if his dad and granddad were in charge of admissions.

    McCain was a dumbass, 110 IQ tops.
  94. @candid_observer

    We have helped liberate more people from tyranny and poverty than ever before in history. We have acquired great wealth and power in the progress. We weaken our greatness when we confuse our patriotism with rivalries that have sown resentment and hatred and violence in all the corners of the globe.
     
    What the hell does any of this even mean?

    We have acquired great wealth and power in the progress (process?) of liberating people from tyranny and poverty?

    We confuse our patriotism with what, exactly?

    Who wrote this crap?

    1. “We have helped liberate more people from tyranny and poverty than ever before in history” – We liberated them by killing them in masses so they no longer suffer from the tyranny

    2. We have acquired great wealth and power in the progress (process?) of liberating people from tyranny and poverty? – We put new military bases in every place where we liberated people from tyranny.

  95. @Anonymous
    Apparently he did well on the entrance exam, but was rebellious and difficult:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Early_life_and_military_career_of_John_McCain#Naval_Academy

    Having done well on its entrance exams,[5] McCain entered the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, in June 1954, following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather.[40] He had neither been ordered to go there by his parents nor discussed alternatives; as he later wrote, "I remember simply recognizing my eventual enrollment at the Academy as an immutable fact of life, and accepting it without comment."[41]

    Ambivalent about his presence there,[40] McCain chose not to conform to the Academy's rules and some of its traditions.[42] Each year he was given over a hundred demerits – earning him membership in the "Century Club"[20] – for offenses such as shoes not being shined, formation faults, room in disorder, and talking out of place.[40] His father came to the Academy to reprimand him on his behavior a number of times.[32] He hated "plebe year", the trial by ordeal and hazing of entering midshipmen that would eventually weed out one quarter of the class.[43] He did not take well to those of higher rank arbitrarily wielding power over him – "It was bullshit, and I resented the hell out of it"[40] – and occasionally intervened when he saw it being done to others.[20][32] At 5-foot 7 inches[13] and 127 pounds[44] (1.70 m and 58 kg), he competed as a lightweight boxer for three years, where he lacked skills but was fearless and "didn't have a reverse gear".[44] In his final year, he managed the battalion boxing team to a brigade championship.[45]

    Possessed of a strong intelligence,[46] McCain did well in a few subjects that interested him, such as English literature, history, and government.[20][40] There was a fixed Bachelor of Science curriculum taken by all midshipmen;[47][48][49] McCain's classmates were impressed by his cramming abilities on mathematics, science, and engineering courses[50] and thought his low grades were by inclination and not ability,[20] while McCain would later acknowledge that those courses were a struggle for him.[51] His class rank was further lowered by poor grades for conduct and leadership, which reflected his sloppy appearance, rebellious attitude, and poor relations with his company officer.[50][52] Despite his low standing, he was popular and a leader among his fellow midshipmen, in what biographer Robert Timberg called a "manic, intuitive, highly idiosyncratic way".[40] Good at attracting women,[20] he was famed for organizing off-Yard activities with a group who called themselves "the Bad Bunch";[32] one classmate said that "being on liberty with John McCain was like being in a train wreck."[40] Other midshipmen were annoyed by his behavior.[32] A June 1957 training cruise aboard the destroyer USS Hunt[53] found McCain showing good skills at the conn,[54] and the destination stop in Rio de Janeiro led to a dream-like romance with Brazilian fashion model and ballerina Maria Gracinda that persisted through a Christmastime reunion.[55][56]
     

    Disliking STEM subjects probably had something to do with McCain losing five airplanes (not all of them his fault, of course). Being a naval aviator is extremely technical, but McCain’s interests were in history, politics, and literature. He would have been better cut out to be a Marine infantry officer than a carrier pilot, probably via a civilian college with ROTC. I had a ROTC roommate at Rice who became a Marine infantry officer and then went to UVA law school.

    • Replies: @MarkinLA
    From pictures on the web it looks like both Admiral McCains had wings. Just another case where I think he was driven by family pressure. It may not have been explicitly by his dad or granddad but he definitely was driven to something he didn't have a natural affinity for.
  96. • Replies: @Stan d Mute
    Always appreciate a shout out to my homie Tim Allen, but we’re working on this whole Canuckistani thing here and so..

    https://youtu.be/rKXv0_ckCp0
  97. @Steve Sailer
    Who was McCain's main writer? Mark Salter? He was quite eloquent.

    Mark was McCain’s Senate chief of staff, at least in 2001. You’re right: smart guy!

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    When I've flipped through various books published under McCain's name, I've been impressed with the writing.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Salter

    "McCain has always given Salter front-cover credit for his ghostwriter work, and also splits income from the books with Salter evenly.[1] That even split is a rarity in the political world and allowed Salter and his wife—herself a former secretary on McCain's staff—to set up a second residence in Maine."

    Military guys like McCain tend to be much better about giving their ghostwriters ample credit than many politicians and media figures.

  98. John McCain’s early career was entirely a function of his being a privileged, blue-blooded Navy brat. He then traded his good looks and misfortune in being shot down by a North Vietnamese missile battery into a political career in Washington DC. He had about six good years in the Senate, when he sobered up after the Keating affair reprimand. Other than that, the man was an example of the Dunning-Kruger effect, endlessly rehashing outdated Cold War foreign policy ideas and stances.

    Sometimes I wonder if the 1986 movie Top Gun helped prolong McCain’s career in the Senate by about thirty years. He, and his sycophants, lost no opportunity to constantly remind people of his career as a Navy flier, like, you know, that Tom Cruise character.

  99. @Stan d Mute

    Aaugh! You used the word Eskimo! They are the solar-declination-challenged, or Inuit, if you don’t have a lot of time.
     
    Hope you’re not planning on visiting Canuckistan anytime soon. You’ll be stopped and cavity searched at the border. They’re First Nations unless they’re actually Inuit, then they’re Inuit. But all the rest are First Nations, except Métis who are Métis and not Inuit or First Nations. But there are no Eskimos for sure as that’s a racist Algonquin, er First Nations, term for the snowy folk. Anyway, the Mounties will explain it all in French and English while you’re getting that cavity search I’m sure..

    OK, Stan, since you gave me s__t for my bar-naming/Vogue-reading remarks under that other post, could you do me the favor of reading my First Nations and the Spirits Communities?

    As God was my witness, I thought they were bankers!

    (Oh, I’ve heard from Canucks that this cavity-search of which you speak was something to look forward to. Zzzzngg!)

    • Replies: @Stan d Mute

    could you do me the favor of reading my First Nations and the Spirits Communities?
     
    No. Why, you ask? Because the words of the profits were written on the bloggers walls, and echoes with the sound of Sailers..

    Not Achmeds, Sailers.

    A friend and I were caught (long long ago when it was still illegal both here and there) crossing the border with some HBD Mitten flora, he was cavity searched, I wasn’t (he was cuter apparently). He claimed he didn’t enjoy it much, but I remain dubious of his claims to this day..
  100. @CK
    And now that the bullshit is done, put him in the ground … but cover him lightly .

    And now that the bullshit is done, put him in the ground … but cover him lightly .

    Buzzards got to eat, same as worms.

  101. @Diversity Heretic
    Mark was McCain's Senate chief of staff, at least in 2001. You're right: smart guy!

    When I’ve flipped through various books published under McCain’s name, I’ve been impressed with the writing.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Salter

    “McCain has always given Salter front-cover credit for his ghostwriter work, and also splits income from the books with Salter evenly.[1] That even split is a rarity in the political world and allowed Salter and his wife—herself a former secretary on McCain’s staff—to set up a second residence in Maine.”

    Military guys like McCain tend to be much better about giving their ghostwriters ample credit than many politicians and media figures.

  102. @Steve Sailer
    Who was McCain's main writer? Mark Salter? He was quite eloquent.

    Steve, The voting public in the main has no idea that most politicians don’t write their own speeches.

  103. @candid_observer

    We have helped liberate more people from tyranny and poverty than ever before in history. We have acquired great wealth and power in the progress. We weaken our greatness when we confuse our patriotism with rivalries that have sown resentment and hatred and violence in all the corners of the globe.
     
    What the hell does any of this even mean?

    We have acquired great wealth and power in the progress (process?) of liberating people from tyranny and poverty?

    We confuse our patriotism with what, exactly?

    Who wrote this crap?

    The “confuse our patriotism with great rivalries that have sown resentment…blah blah” stumped me too.

    Anyone care to venture a guess as to what this is supposed to mean?

  104. @Reg Cæsar

    Guys who who are white water guides in summer and ski instructors in winter don’t look like gout-ridden 18th Century English aristocrats.
     
    Traditional Eskimos have what must be the worst diet in the world, cardiologically speaking, but they have fewer heart problems because of their brutally active lifestyle.

    (Aaugh! I used the word "lifestyle"! I meant "way of life".)

    After all this time you still haven’t caught on to the basics of nutrition?

    Carbs are bad for the heart, and Eskimos eat no carbs.

    • Agree: Desiderius
    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    After all this time you still haven’t caught on to the basics of nutrition?

    Carbs are bad for the heart, and Eskimos eat no carbs.
     
    Carbs/no carbs-- what you call "the basics of nutrition" are just a series of fads. How long were we told that butter and eggs were killers?
  105. @lavoisier

    Between the tumor and his severely limited cognitive powers that made him 894th in a class of 899 at Annapolis
     
    Annapolis is pretty selective.

    I do not think McCain is very bright, or more importantly very honest, but graduating at the bottom of his class at the Naval Academy does not prove he was an intellectual lightweight.

    The guy graduating at the bottom of Cal Tech is still probably smarter than 99.9% of the rest of us.

    Annapolis is pretty selective.

    I do not think McCain is very bright, or more importantly very honest, but graduating at the bottom of his class at the Naval Academy does not prove he was an intellectual lightweight.

    The guy graduating at the bottom of Cal Tech is still probably smarter than 99.9% of the rest of us.

    Not if his dad and granddad were in charge of admissions.

    McCain was a dumbass, 110 IQ tops.

    • Replies: @Stan d Mute

    McCain was a dumbass, 110 IQ tops.
     
    I think you’re being very generous. He struck me exactly like the angry arrogant dim witted cop type and 100 seems the absolute peak for them. The guy didn’t know how many houses he owned! He crashed 4-5 planes (depending on source). He didn’t flip-flop on issues, he genuinely couldn’t remember what he’d said the day before. If daddy wasn’t an Admiral, he’d have been lucky to get admitted into a community college for an associate’s in law enforcement and a career writing parking tickets.
  106. @Achmed E. Newman
    OK, Stan, since you gave me s__t for my bar-naming/Vogue-reading remarks under that other post, could you do me the favor of reading my First Nations and the Spirits Communities?

    As God was my witness, I thought they were bankers!

    (Oh, I've heard from Canucks that this cavity-search of which you speak was something to look forward to. Zzzzngg!)

    could you do me the favor of reading my First Nations and the Spirits Communities?

    No. Why, you ask? Because the words of the profits were written on the bloggers walls, and echoes with the sound of Sailers..

    Not Achmeds, Sailers.

    A friend and I were caught (long long ago when it was still illegal both here and there) crossing the border with some HBD Mitten flora, he was cavity searched, I wasn’t (he was cuter apparently). He claimed he didn’t enjoy it much, but I remain dubious of his claims to this day..

  107. @Anonymous
    I don’t want any lectures about how we have to be nice to John McCain because he just died. He was not nice in his final message.

    The establishment wants to prove to any potential sellouts that they can make a hero out of you, give you a positive “legacy” after you’re dead, as long as you go along with the globalist agenda.

    We need to show potential turncoats that their legacy will be trashed.

    I agree that you should not speak ill of the dead unless the cadaver in question is John McCain.

  108. @Bliss

    A nation of ideals, not blood and soil.
     
    You all may not like McCain but you cannot deny that he was right about that.

    It’s an oxymoron. It requires no denial.

  109. @ben tillman

    Annapolis is pretty selective.

    I do not think McCain is very bright, or more importantly very honest, but graduating at the bottom of his class at the Naval Academy does not prove he was an intellectual lightweight.

    The guy graduating at the bottom of Cal Tech is still probably smarter than 99.9% of the rest of us.
     
    Not if his dad and granddad were in charge of admissions.

    McCain was a dumbass, 110 IQ tops.

    McCain was a dumbass, 110 IQ tops.

    I think you’re being very generous. He struck me exactly like the angry arrogant dim witted cop type and 100 seems the absolute peak for them. The guy didn’t know how many houses he owned! He crashed 4-5 planes (depending on source). He didn’t flip-flop on issues, he genuinely couldn’t remember what he’d said the day before. If daddy wasn’t an Admiral, he’d have been lucky to get admitted into a community college for an associate’s in law enforcement and a career writing parking tickets.

  110. @Hippopotamusdrome

    Always appreciate a shout out to my homie Tim Allen, but we’re working on this whole Canuckistani thing here and so..

  111. @Steve Sailer
    Guys who who are white water guides in summer and ski instructors in winter don't look like gout-ridden 18th Century English aristocrats.

    The fit are at little risk for gout. After 25 years at a weight-training and bodybuilding gym, I have yet to see anyone who consumes 50-100g of purine-laden animal protein daily, with gout.

  112. @donut
    So basically he's a hero for saying "Hands up , don't shoot" as a military officer and politician .

    Trump already explained it: “He’s a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren’t captured.”

    Can we put this on McCain’s headstone?

    • Replies: @CK
    This too would be an appropriate epitaph :
    Treason doth never prosper: what's the reason?
    Why, if it prosper, none dare call it treason.
    Sir John Harington, Epigrams, Book iv, Epistle 5. .
  113. @Barnard
    I doubt Cindy McCain does a lot of writing. Steve Schmidt or Ben Domenech (Megan's husband who writes for the Federalist) could have written it though. It is possible McCain helped edit it months ago.

    Holy crap. I listen to a lot of Domenich’s podcasts and always had the impression he is a dabbler/ trust fund kid. He can get some good guests though. And Mollie Hemmingway is pleasant.

  114. @Steve Sailer
    Disliking STEM subjects probably had something to do with McCain losing five airplanes (not all of them his fault, of course). Being a naval aviator is extremely technical, but McCain's interests were in history, politics, and literature. He would have been better cut out to be a Marine infantry officer than a carrier pilot, probably via a civilian college with ROTC. I had a ROTC roommate at Rice who became a Marine infantry officer and then went to UVA law school.

    From pictures on the web it looks like both Admiral McCains had wings. Just another case where I think he was driven by family pressure. It may not have been explicitly by his dad or granddad but he definitely was driven to something he didn’t have a natural affinity for.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    Both his father and grandfather commanded aircraft carriers? I presume you have to be a pilot to get that job.

    McCain III was a words and personality guy. He wasn't all that good with the physical world.

    Back in 2004, I published George W. Bush's Air Force Reserve officer test. He did pretty good overall except on the 3D stuff. Bush was not a natural pilot and gave up flying pretty quickly after he left the Reserve, even though being a private plane pilot is not uncommon among Texas panhandle oil entrepreneurs. One of Bush's biographers recounted how he had once taken the controls of a friend's little plane and almost crashed it. That was perhaps the last time he touched the controls until the Mission Accomplished publicity stunt in 2004.

    Did McCain continue to pilot planes in civilian life?

    Both Bush and McCain were pretty brave to fly military jets in an era in which a lot of pilots died in accidents, especially because that wasn't their strong suits.

  115. @JimB

    Protein hunger.
     
    Gout sufferers down the road.

    River guides working manually-controlled boats and ski instructors are fit. They are at low risk for gout.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    All these bacon-crazed guys in Aspen worked a bunch of strenuous (or at least alarming-sounding) jobs, such as in a hot air balloon hooking up rich bungee-jumpers.

    Another had just finished a construction gig installing Prince Bandar's explosive dead man switch security system for stopping suicide truck bombers.

  116. @ben tillman
    After all this time you still haven't caught on to the basics of nutrition?

    Carbs are bad for the heart, and Eskimos eat no carbs.

    After all this time you still haven’t caught on to the basics of nutrition?

    Carbs are bad for the heart, and Eskimos eat no carbs.

    Carbs/no carbs– what you call “the basics of nutrition” are just a series of fads. How long were we told that butter and eggs were killers?

  117. @Anonymous
    Apparently McCain scored 128 and 133 on IQ tests:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_mccain#cite_note-15

    So his IQ of around 130 would've have been 2 standard deviations above the mean and higher than George W. Bush and John Kerry, who have about 125 and 120 IQs, respectively.

    This fits with McCain's background, with his father and grandfather both being admirals. McCain was also known for being a voracious reader.

    I'm guessing he underachieved in college due to laziness and his father's position and background, which meant he could get away with doing poorly. He also had an extreme Scotch-Irish personality, which probably interfered with his studies and also likely explained his temper and bellicosity.

    This fits with McCain’s background, with his father and grandfather both being admirals. McCain was also known for being a voracious reader.

    I’m guessing he underachieved in college due to laziness and his father’s position and background…

    He also had an extreme Scotch-Irish personality…

    Kris Kristofferson, a few months older than McCain, came from a similar family, so I guess Scandinavians are harder-working and less extreme. Kristofferson didn’t even pretend to be a military man.

    Of course, the ultimate military brat is Jim Morrisson.

  118. @Eric Novak
    River guides working manually-controlled boats and ski instructors are fit. They are at low risk for gout.

    All these bacon-crazed guys in Aspen worked a bunch of strenuous (or at least alarming-sounding) jobs, such as in a hot air balloon hooking up rich bungee-jumpers.

    Another had just finished a construction gig installing Prince Bandar’s explosive dead man switch security system for stopping suicide truck bombers.

  119. @Achmed E. Newman
    Aaugh! You used the word Eskimo! They are the solar-declination-challenged, or Inuit, if you don't have a lot of time.

    You ever seen those Lear Jets fly those hearts around in dry ice coolers to a translpant hospital? That's your heart when you're an Eskimo. I'd be surprised if they didn't get 300,000 miles out of em.

    Aaugh! You used the word Eskimo! They are the solar-declination-challenged, or Inuit, if you don’t have a lot of time.

    “Eskimo” is just fine in Alaska. And, apparently, in Edmonton.

  120. @MarkinLA
    From pictures on the web it looks like both Admiral McCains had wings. Just another case where I think he was driven by family pressure. It may not have been explicitly by his dad or granddad but he definitely was driven to something he didn't have a natural affinity for.

    Both his father and grandfather commanded aircraft carriers? I presume you have to be a pilot to get that job.

    McCain III was a words and personality guy. He wasn’t all that good with the physical world.

    Back in 2004, I published George W. Bush’s Air Force Reserve officer test. He did pretty good overall except on the 3D stuff. Bush was not a natural pilot and gave up flying pretty quickly after he left the Reserve, even though being a private plane pilot is not uncommon among Texas panhandle oil entrepreneurs. One of Bush’s biographers recounted how he had once taken the controls of a friend’s little plane and almost crashed it. That was perhaps the last time he touched the controls until the Mission Accomplished publicity stunt in 2004.

    Did McCain continue to pilot planes in civilian life?

    Both Bush and McCain were pretty brave to fly military jets in an era in which a lot of pilots died in accidents, especially because that wasn’t their strong suits.

    • Replies: @AnotherDad
    Just realized McCain's mom is still alive--she's 106. Her husband was only a year older but died at 70.

    I'll take 106. But i don't want to bury any of my kids. That's not how it's supposed to work.
  121. @ScarletNumber
    To be fair, Tilden got rooked, so I can see why he was upset.

    Also, you left out a bunch of Democrats who won a majority of the popular vote: Jackson, Van Buren, and Pierce. Furthermore, you are minimizing the fact that FDR did it 4 times.

    Also, you left out a bunch of Democrats who won a majority of the popular vote: Jackson, Van Buren, and Pierce.

    The “popular vote” is a bogus number in any federal election, but especially so in the early nineteenth century, when some states’ legislatures chose their electors as they did their senators. South Carolinians didn’t vote directly for their electors until Reconstruction.

    Furthermore, you are minimizing the fact that FDR did it 4 times.

    I grew up in upstate New York, his old stomping ground (when he could still stomp, that is.) We were deeply ashamed of this fact, and did our damnedest to prevent it.

    • Replies: @AnotherDad
    I hate this bogus red/blue nonsense.

    Now they've gone back and reversed the old maps--so we have a map of the '36 election that looks stupid. (It took me a moment--a moment of irritation--to process it.)

    Couldn't we just cut the crap--that the "media" imposed on us in 2000--and go back to the traditional sensible colors. The colors that actually align with practice in the rest of the world?
  122. @Daniel H
    >> I don’t want any lectures about how we have to be nice to John McCain because he just died. He was not nice in his final message.

    Yep. Went to his grave with incandescent rage at us deplorables. It may not have been a good thing that Obama won in 2008, but it was a necessary thing. If McCain had won, things would be a whole lot worse today.

    Yep. Went to his grave with incandescent rage at us deplorables. It may not have been a good thing that Obama won in 2008, but it was a necessary thing. If McCain had won, things would be a whole lot worse today.

    Agreed. We simply can’t have Republican presidents who are globalist tools. And McCain would have been the worst. Far better for the good-whites to have gotten their Magic Negro and the blacks to have gotten their black–in all his boring narcissitic glory. And regular whites to start waking up and smelling the coffee.

  123. John McCain was a perfect example of reversion to the mean.

  124. Sailer concurs with Gore Vidal. Surprise.

  125. @candid_observer

    We have helped liberate more people from tyranny and poverty than ever before in history. We have acquired great wealth and power in the progress. We weaken our greatness when we confuse our patriotism with rivalries that have sown resentment and hatred and violence in all the corners of the globe.
     
    What the hell does any of this even mean?

    We have acquired great wealth and power in the progress (process?) of liberating people from tyranny and poverty?

    We confuse our patriotism with what, exactly?

    Who wrote this crap?

    “Who wrote this crap?”

    I would wager a fair sum it wasn’t McCain although he would have agreed with the ghostwriter.

  126. @donut
    So basically he's a hero for saying "Hands up , don't shoot" as a military officer and politician .

    There were 591 POWs released by North Vietnam. While McCain has been lauded for refusing early release, so did the other 590.

  127. @Stealth
    Since McCain saw fit to shake his fist at the kind of people who voted for him, even as he took his last breath, I don't feel any obligation to feign sadness over his passing. He was a proud sell-out and had no business in the United States Senate. The fact that his constituents kept nominating and electing him is proof that Americans are grossly uninformed, apathetic and clueless.

    “Th fact that his constituents kept nominating and electing him is proof that Americans are grossly uninformed, apathetic, and clueless.”

    As I pointed out in a previous thread, the “conservative Republicans” who voted for McCain in the 2008 primaries didn’t know he was for illegal alien amnesty.

  128. Has anyone called on Obama to apologize for accusing McCain of running a racist campaign? Wait. Maybe that was McCain’s privilege, too! Being accused of racism, I mean.

    • Agree: Desiderius
  129. @CK
    And now that the bullshit is done, put him in the ground … but cover him lightly .

    And now that the bullshit is done, put him in the ground … but cover him lightly .

    Which comic said that his mother-in-law had threatened to crawl from the grave and haunt him– so he had her buried face-down?

  130. McCain was a neocon warmonger asshole.
    He was also involved in the fake dossier the left used to lie to the FISA court so that Obama could spy on Trump.
    McCain also weaponized the IRS against people on the right.
    He was a traitor. He was an Israel Firster POS.
    I tried to contain myself to “honor the dead” and that worked for
    about 24 hours.
    The truth is the truth. He was NOT a hero.

  131. @Steve Sailer
    Both his father and grandfather commanded aircraft carriers? I presume you have to be a pilot to get that job.

    McCain III was a words and personality guy. He wasn't all that good with the physical world.

    Back in 2004, I published George W. Bush's Air Force Reserve officer test. He did pretty good overall except on the 3D stuff. Bush was not a natural pilot and gave up flying pretty quickly after he left the Reserve, even though being a private plane pilot is not uncommon among Texas panhandle oil entrepreneurs. One of Bush's biographers recounted how he had once taken the controls of a friend's little plane and almost crashed it. That was perhaps the last time he touched the controls until the Mission Accomplished publicity stunt in 2004.

    Did McCain continue to pilot planes in civilian life?

    Both Bush and McCain were pretty brave to fly military jets in an era in which a lot of pilots died in accidents, especially because that wasn't their strong suits.

    Just realized McCain’s mom is still alive–she’s 106. Her husband was only a year older but died at 70.

    I’ll take 106. But i don’t want to bury any of my kids. That’s not how it’s supposed to work.

  132. @Reg Cæsar

    Also, you left out a bunch of Democrats who won a majority of the popular vote: Jackson, Van Buren, and Pierce.
     
    The "popular vote" is a bogus number in any federal election, but especially so in the early nineteenth century, when some states' legislatures chose their electors as they did their senators. South Carolinians didn't vote directly for their electors until Reconstruction.

    Furthermore, you are minimizing the fact that FDR did it 4 times.
     
    I grew up in upstate New York, his old stomping ground (when he could still stomp, that is.) We were deeply ashamed of this fact, and did our damnedest to prevent it.

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a6/PresidentialCounty1936Colorbrewer.gif/1920px-PresidentialCounty1936Colorbrewer.gif

    I hate this bogus red/blue nonsense.

    Now they’ve gone back and reversed the old maps–so we have a map of the ’36 election that looks stupid. (It took me a moment–a moment of irritation–to process it.)

    Couldn’t we just cut the crap–that the “media” imposed on us in 2000–and go back to the traditional sensible colors. The colors that actually align with practice in the rest of the world?

    • Agree: MEH 0910
    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    Yes. Commie red, Tory blue. I've always refused the new color scheme.

    It should be pink, and whatever color "deplorable" is. Murky mud brown, perhaps?

    Camo!

  133. @J.Ross
    OT Mueller metastasizes
    Poorly written article at site I've never heard of before says Democrats, if they win in November, plan to pretend that every single thing Trump and all of his staff did is a crime requiring Congressional investigation, which sounds consistent with Democrat behavior and mental stability up to this point.
    https://www.axios.com/2018-midterm-elections-republicans-preparation-investigations-180abf7b-0de8-4670-ae8a-2e6da123c584.html

    It has churned Republican stomachs [see what I mean about poorly wrttten?]. Here are some of the probes it predicts:

    President Trump’s tax returns
    Trump family businesses — and whether they comply with the Constitution's emoluments clause, including the Chinese trademark grant to the Trump Organization
    Trump's dealings with Russia, including the president's preparation for his meeting with Vladimir Putin
    The payment to Stephanie Clifford — a.k.a. Stormy Daniels
    James Comey's firing
    Trump's firing of U.S. attorneys
    Trump's proposed transgender ban for the military
    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's business dealings
    White House staff's personal email use
    Cabinet secretary travel, office expenses, and other misused perks
    Discussion of classified information at Mar-a-Lago
    Jared Kushner's ethics law compliance
    Dismissal of members of the EPA board of scientific counselors
    The travel ban
    Family separation policy
    Hurricane response in Puerto Rico
    Election security and hacking attempts
    White House security clearances
     
    At what point could the Democrats be ordered to accept reality?

    Paul Ryan stalled the Trump agenda and worked to demoralize Trump supporters in order to lose the House and hand power to his demopublican globalist uniparty colleagues and put us deplorables back in our places.

  134. @Ghost of Bull Moose
    "We weaken our greatness when we confuse our patriotism with rivalries that have sown resentment and hatred and violence in all the corners of the globe. We weaken it when we hide behind walls rather than tear them down, when we doubt the power of our ideals rather than trust them to be the great force for change they have always been. …"

    Was this written by some sort of globohomo AI? What does it mean?

    It’s the glioblastoma talking.

  135. @Wilkey
    "Americans never quit, we never surrender"

    Who are these "Americans" he speaks of?

    He just wrote that being an American is not defined by blood, but ideals. But he gives us no way of testing whether the people who swarm across our unguarded border actually believe in these ideals. I guess just the very act of crossing that border means they believe in them, because they couldn't be coming here out of simple greed. Real "Americans" never do anything - like leaving their first wife to marry the daughter of wealthy booze distributor - for reasons of greed.

    I, for one, won't miss this pompous SOB.

    “We never surrender” John McCain, POW

  136. @Clyde
    Blood and soil? I think McCain wrote less than half of this above eulogy to himself. It's amusing to see libs and leftys using McCain's passing as a club to beat Trump with. McCain was the libs favorite Republican except for the brief interval when he ran against Hussein. The libby press savaged McCain. But after McCain proved he was a stupid party Republican chump and loser, the lib media returned to be briefed by the pompous ass of the US Senate.

    The question i’d ask is where does McCain think American values are from?

    I’m pretty partial to American values myself. And in fact despise this “elite” we have now who are openly hostile to both our freedoms and to republicanism. (They are the last people who should make decisions about anything–much less about us.) So McCain and I agree–American values are great.

    Ok, then where are they from? Ok McCain says, not blood, he thinks anyone can have them by parking themselves here in America. Ok, that sounds like “soil”!–America’s magic dirt. Come here and America’s values just sort of osmose on into you. Nope, McCain says it’s not soil either–nothing special about American dirt.

    Allright then, not blood, not soil … ok, American values are *universal*–everyone out there of any blood and any soil already has them. American values are the universal values of mankind.

    Alright … but then what the heck is up with this:

    rivalries that have sown resentment and hatred and violence in all the corners of the globe.

    If everyone out there everywhere has American values, why is the world such a fricking hellhole seething with “rivalries that have sown resentment and hatred and violence”.

    It’s confusing.

    Maybe, just maybe American values–while tapping some universal strains in many humans–are actually from a particular people? Maybe they are values held by … oh … Americans. Or at least enough Americans feel those values in their blood that they have good root in American soil? Maybe more Americans have these values–as opposed to the ones sowing resentment, hate and violence elsewhere. And just maybe some people and peoples–like Americans?–are actually more likely to hold American values and keep them strong here, than random people from “all corners of the globe” where “resentment and hatred and violence” reign? No?

  137. Keating Five. He beat the rap, probably the rest of his senate antics were him paying back the globalists who fixed his problem of facing club fed time.

  138. What I remember most about JM was a news video clip of him arguing face to face with Arizona voters who wanted immigration laws enforced.
    At that townhall meeting JM spoke glowingly of migrant laborers and he denigrated Americans. Sums up his life’s work.

  139. Whatever happened to that first wife and child that he ditched in favor of that young, nubile, beer heiress?

  140. @Federalist
    Trump already explained it: "He's a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren't captured."

    Can we put this on McCain's headstone?

    This too would be an appropriate epitaph :
    Treason doth never prosper: what’s the reason?
    Why, if it prosper, none dare call it treason.
    Sir John Harington, Epigrams, Book iv, Epistle 5. .

  141. @Whiskey
    OT huge riots in Chemnitz Germany over two vibrant refugees knifing a German to death. Merkel has ordered riot police out to beat down Germans and a non trivial number of riot police in photos look non White.

    I find it fascinating nobody realizes Germany may not even be “German” in 10 to 15.years….and I’m including half Germans w 1 foreign parent with the Germans….

    The median age of a German woman per CIA Factbook is 47 yrs old. You gotta figure many younger foreign women are skewing that low…..so what is the median age of a GERMAN woman who’s not a foreigner or descended from foreigners?

    50?

    55?

    Will there be more Muslims than Germans in 20 yrs?

    I truly don’t have an answer to that question
    ……

  142. “And I owe it to America to be connected with America’s causes, liberty, equal justice, respect for the dignity of all people brings happiness more sublime that life’s fleeting pleasures. Our identities and sense of worth are not circumscribed but are enlarged by serving good causes bigger than ourselves.”

    Like killing 2 million people during our recent 16-yr war-romp in the Middle East

    “We have helped liberate more people from tyranny and poverty than ever before in history. We have acquired great wealth and power in the progress”

    We have helped kill 2 million people, created 20 million refuges, puliverized 10,000 villages, towns and cities, and destroyed entire nations. Our military-industrial complex has aquired great wealth ad power in the process.

    Sometimes to bring freedom and democracy to a people, you have to kill them all.

    • Replies: @AnotherDad

    Sometimes to bring freedom and democracy to a people, you have to kill them all.
     
    True that. Cause it turns out that McCain is wrong and "blood" actually is critical.
  143. @Charles Pewitt
    My sociological hunch is that white water guides and ski instructors eat a lot of hamburgers and drink a lot of beer. If done right, that can be healthy.

    I met a bunch of mountain/outdoor guides last week, all suffering from the-night-before hangovers, but they were pretty fit types.

    The firms seem to recruit well, in that when these people have a couple of days off from leading people in the mountains, what do they do? They head back into the mountains to do new routes and find new places to take clients.

  144. @Whiskey
    OT huge riots in Chemnitz Germany over two vibrant refugees knifing a German to death. Merkel has ordered riot police out to beat down Germans and a non trivial number of riot police in photos look non White.

    Compare the press coverage of the ‘riots’ (a couple of auslanders were allegedly attacked, no serious injuries) with the triumphalist coverage of the BLM riots where police died and some of the victims were airbrushed from the narrative, like that Eastern European guy.

  145. @candid_observer

    We have helped liberate more people from tyranny and poverty than ever before in history. We have acquired great wealth and power in the progress. We weaken our greatness when we confuse our patriotism with rivalries that have sown resentment and hatred and violence in all the corners of the globe.
     
    What the hell does any of this even mean?

    We have acquired great wealth and power in the progress (process?) of liberating people from tyranny and poverty?

    We confuse our patriotism with what, exactly?

    Who wrote this crap?

    Somebody with an eye to the main chance.

  146. @Achmed E. Newman
    Cut the man some slack on his manifesto, will y'all? He wrote this from his deathbed. Yes, it's gibberish, but could you do any better on 8 medications and short notice? Hmmm.... I wonder how the will turned out. It's possible the wife's Chihuahua may get the Senate seat AND the ranch.

    Those glioblastoma cells were extremely lonely.

  147. John McCain, honorary team captain of the Washington Generals in perpetuity: endless aggression abroad and abject surrender at home.

    Would be more fitting if they were still the Bullets!

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    No, the Wizards were the Bullets. Some think they were named after a shoe, but apparently, the shoe was named after them. The name seems to come from this, once the tallest structure in the US:

    https://c8.alamy.com/comp/A8X3RM/phoenix-shot-tower-baltimore-maryland-A8X3RM.jpg

    Comment on a Post blog entry:


    "Crime has dropped since those awful days, but there are still too many people, mainly young black men, whose lives end with bullets."

    Oh yeah, that was totally because of the basketball team and its name. It is sort of like the rise in DC youth practicing black magic because the team is now called the Wizards. It is all cause and effect, it is all symbolic.

    Give me a break. Bring the Bullets back.
     

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dd60YHLUwAAOLyw.jpg
    , @ScarletNumber
    Because Reg Cæsar didn't explicitly state it, the Washington Generals were the designated patsies for the Harlem Globetrotters.
  148. @Daniel H
    >>We weaken our greatness when we confuse our patriotism with rivalries that have sown resentment and hatred and violence in all the corners of the globe.

    From the man who spent the last 20 years of his life just gunning for war with Russia, when less than 1% of the country even considers Russia a threat.

    BTW, I am worried about the lil' jerk, Lindsay Graham. Shouldn't somebody mind him, console him. It's all just too much.

    Now that Grahamnesty doesn’t have McCain to follow, he’ll need to do something drastic. He should go ahead and come out of the closet. Then everyone will talk about how brave he is.

    As we all know, doing something that will have half the country fawning over you takes tremendous courage.

  149. @Anonymous
    Apparently he did well on the entrance exam, but was rebellious and difficult:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Early_life_and_military_career_of_John_McCain#Naval_Academy

    Having done well on its entrance exams,[5] McCain entered the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, in June 1954, following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather.[40] He had neither been ordered to go there by his parents nor discussed alternatives; as he later wrote, "I remember simply recognizing my eventual enrollment at the Academy as an immutable fact of life, and accepting it without comment."[41]

    Ambivalent about his presence there,[40] McCain chose not to conform to the Academy's rules and some of its traditions.[42] Each year he was given over a hundred demerits – earning him membership in the "Century Club"[20] – for offenses such as shoes not being shined, formation faults, room in disorder, and talking out of place.[40] His father came to the Academy to reprimand him on his behavior a number of times.[32] He hated "plebe year", the trial by ordeal and hazing of entering midshipmen that would eventually weed out one quarter of the class.[43] He did not take well to those of higher rank arbitrarily wielding power over him – "It was bullshit, and I resented the hell out of it"[40] – and occasionally intervened when he saw it being done to others.[20][32] At 5-foot 7 inches[13] and 127 pounds[44] (1.70 m and 58 kg), he competed as a lightweight boxer for three years, where he lacked skills but was fearless and "didn't have a reverse gear".[44] In his final year, he managed the battalion boxing team to a brigade championship.[45]

    Possessed of a strong intelligence,[46] McCain did well in a few subjects that interested him, such as English literature, history, and government.[20][40] There was a fixed Bachelor of Science curriculum taken by all midshipmen;[47][48][49] McCain's classmates were impressed by his cramming abilities on mathematics, science, and engineering courses[50] and thought his low grades were by inclination and not ability,[20] while McCain would later acknowledge that those courses were a struggle for him.[51] His class rank was further lowered by poor grades for conduct and leadership, which reflected his sloppy appearance, rebellious attitude, and poor relations with his company officer.[50][52] Despite his low standing, he was popular and a leader among his fellow midshipmen, in what biographer Robert Timberg called a "manic, intuitive, highly idiosyncratic way".[40] Good at attracting women,[20] he was famed for organizing off-Yard activities with a group who called themselves "the Bad Bunch";[32] one classmate said that "being on liberty with John McCain was like being in a train wreck."[40] Other midshipmen were annoyed by his behavior.[32] A June 1957 training cruise aboard the destroyer USS Hunt[53] found McCain showing good skills at the conn,[54] and the destination stop in Rio de Janeiro led to a dream-like romance with Brazilian fashion model and ballerina Maria Gracinda that persisted through a Christmastime reunion.[55][56]
     

    He hated “plebe year”, the trial by ordeal and hazing of entering midshipmen that would eventually weed out one quarter of the class.[43] He did not take well to those of higher rank arbitrarily wielding power over him – “It was bullshit, and I resented the hell out of it”[40] – and occasionally intervened when he saw it being done to others.

    Just another of his countless lies. When he was an upperclassman, McCain was known as one of the most sadistic hazers at USNA.

  150. @Ghost of Bull Moose
    "We weaken our greatness when we confuse our patriotism with rivalries that have sown resentment and hatred and violence in all the corners of the globe. We weaken it when we hide behind walls rather than tear them down, when we doubt the power of our ideals rather than trust them to be the great force for change they have always been. …"

    Was this written by some sort of globohomo AI? What does it mean?

    It means:

    I know this is an inappropriate place to take potshots at better men, but that’s just how I roll.

  151. @Barnard
    I doubt Cindy McCain does a lot of writing. Steve Schmidt or Ben Domenech (Megan's husband who writes for the Federalist) could have written it though. It is possible McCain helped edit it months ago.

    That’s not Domenech, or he’d better hope that never gets out.

  152. @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    "Because my general policy recommendation for America is that, on the whole, we should mind our own business, a view I inherited from other crazed anti-American extremists such as George Washington and John Quincy Adams, I can only feel intellectual shame in the presence of the sheer logical consistency of John McCain, honorary team captain of the Washington Generals in perpetuity: endless aggression abroad and abject surrender at home."

    From a purely political analysis, this is one of Steve's all time best paragraphs. I don't feel a smirk when reading it, because I do think that he means it. Clarity, concise, and to the point: Why is it a good thing to be living in a post-American world, where we have to constantly and consistently lose to the "higher cause" of the day, which always seems to put American interests not first, but last? Why is that considered a good thing, to not put a nation's own interests first, when most other nations (at least historically) don't do that? What exactly are we bargaining our future for, since the "higher ideals/cause seems to change every few years?

    Good work, Steve.

    Empire.

  153. @AnotherDad
    I hate this bogus red/blue nonsense.

    Now they've gone back and reversed the old maps--so we have a map of the '36 election that looks stupid. (It took me a moment--a moment of irritation--to process it.)

    Couldn't we just cut the crap--that the "media" imposed on us in 2000--and go back to the traditional sensible colors. The colors that actually align with practice in the rest of the world?

    Yes. Commie red, Tory blue. I’ve always refused the new color scheme.

    It should be pink, and whatever color “deplorable” is. Murky mud brown, perhaps?

    Camo!

  154. @Brutusale

    John McCain, honorary team captain of the Washington Generals in perpetuity: endless aggression abroad and abject surrender at home.
     
    Would be more fitting if they were still the Bullets!

    No, the Wizards were the Bullets. Some think they were named after a shoe, but apparently, the shoe was named after them. The name seems to come from this, once the tallest structure in the US:

    Comment on a Post blog entry:

    “Crime has dropped since those awful days, but there are still too many people, mainly young black men, whose lives end with bullets.”

    Oh yeah, that was totally because of the basketball team and its name. It is sort of like the rise in DC youth practicing black magic because the team is now called the Wizards. It is all cause and effect, it is all symbolic.

    Give me a break. Bring the Bullets back.

  155. @Anon
    https://twitter.com/dwnews/status/1033960552077447168

    Uh, huh, sure Mutti

    Tell the ANC of South Africa about this "democracy", to here them tell say it, democracy is pure majoritarianism where the majority can loot the minority.

    The whole of the West is caputred by liberal insanity, while we should be forming a military response to the Ramaphosa Rampage.

    The way I learned it, that’s a (Constitutional) Republic, a system in which Democracy is deliberately limited.

  156. When we take into account his total context of globalism and open borders and favoring foreigners over Americans, and his weird out-of-left-field attacks on the phrase, “blood and soil”, he just did not care for even a notion of an historic America.
    I remember when he accepted the GOP nomination to run for POTUS, he shoe-horned in a jab at our national origins, some gibberish about “… you did not need to descend from the Mayflower passengers …” to be American. Huh?
    Why would he even say that? Other than hostility against – Americans.
    With “patriots” like that who needs foreign enemies?
    Somehow he failed to attack the Virginia Colony descendants. Go figure.
    He always had an antagonism against Old-Stock-America in that way. Even though he was one, as far as I know.
    I do not know if he ever spoke well of our founding documents phrase “for ourselves and our posterity” which blows up his globaloney assertions.

    Except for his siring four white children with two white wives, McCain’s life was such a wasted life.

    I wonder how many Amer-Asian offspring he left in Subic Bay and maybe Viet Nam. Maybe we will now learn. They might claim his ill-gotten Keating Five gains. And some of wife #2’s beer fortune that he lived on.

  157. @Steve Sailer
    McCain was a massive screwup, whether out of a bad personality or incompetence is another question, so he got lots of demerits at Annapolis.

    Annapolis was too small for McCain’s ambitions. He was so much more than a mere Macedonian.

  158. @Patriot
    "And I owe it to America to be connected with America’s causes, liberty, equal justice, respect for the dignity of all people brings happiness more sublime that life’s fleeting pleasures. Our identities and sense of worth are not circumscribed but are enlarged by serving good causes bigger than ourselves."

    Like killing 2 million people during our recent 16-yr war-romp in the Middle East

    "We have helped liberate more people from tyranny and poverty than ever before in history. We have acquired great wealth and power in the progress"

    We have helped kill 2 million people, created 20 million refuges, puliverized 10,000 villages, towns and cities, and destroyed entire nations. Our military-industrial complex has aquired great wealth ad power in the process.

    Sometimes to bring freedom and democracy to a people, you have to kill them all.

    Sometimes to bring freedom and democracy to a people, you have to kill them all.

    True that. Cause it turns out that McCain is wrong and “blood” actually is critical.

  159. @WorkingClass
    McStain at least had the decency to die. I don't ever expect to see that from George Soros or Dick Cheney.

    After 20 years, McCain finally does something that puts his constituents first.

  160. @Brutusale

    John McCain, honorary team captain of the Washington Generals in perpetuity: endless aggression abroad and abject surrender at home.
     
    Would be more fitting if they were still the Bullets!

    Because Reg Cæsar didn’t explicitly state it, the Washington Generals were the designated patsies for the Harlem Globetrotters.

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