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From the New York Post:

Michelle Obama says she has ‘low-grade depression’ — blames Trump
By Steven Nelson August 5, 2020 | 5:09pm

Former first lady Michelle Obama says she’s suffering from “low-grade depression” in part because of President Trump.

“I’m dealing with some form of low-grade depression. Not just because of the quarantine, but because of the racial strife and just seeing this administration. Watching the hypocrisy of it day in and day out is dispiriting,” Obama said in her new podcast.

In general, Americans seem to be suffering heightened mental health problems since about 2013, a.k.a., The Great Awokening, which dates to the first year of Michelle’s husband’s second term. Jean Twenge says the timing is due to smart phones and social media. I’ve argued that it was the Obama Administration being home safe with a second term that let them indulge their more socially destructive urges.

In any case, the evidence is clear that American progressives were going nuts well before Trump came down the escalator and that Trump’s election was more the result of the Great Awokening than its cause.

So … what happens after Trump? Do all these mentally distressed leftists suddenly get better? Or do they find somebody besides Trump to blame their unhappiness upon?

 
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  1. I suffer from high-grade obsessive-compulsive disorder. Can I blame Michelle Obama?

    So … what happens after Trump? Do all these mentally distressed leftists suddenly get better? Or do they find somebody besides Trump to blame their unhappiness upon?

    What happens, eventually, is that the sleeping White giant wakes up. I think I will be dead then, and I hope so, because it will get ugly.

    Michelle Obama is an affirmative action product that was hired into the corrupt Chicago system. She has never, ever expressed any gratitude or understanding of what country she was lucky enough to be born in. She can go to hell.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Buzz Mohawk


    Michelle Obama is an affirmative action product that was hired into the corrupt Chicago system.
     
    I agree. Yet it’s weird how Barack Obama did have highly intelligent and competent black women around him, specifically Valerie Jarrett (whose grandfather, Robert Robinson Taylor, was the first black student at MIT) and Susan Rice (whose father was a Cornell econ prof and the second black governor at the Federal Reserve and her mother was an education policy expert who helped design the Pell Grant system).

    Susan Rice will probably be Biden’s pick for VP because she’s a member in good standing of Deep State. But it should be interesting because she has a white husband and a pro-Trump son.

    Susan Rice on her Trump-supporting son: ‘I love him dearly’

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/susan-rice-trump-supporting-son
     

    Replies: @Dave Pinsen, @peterike

    , @Buffalo Joe
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Buzz, you know what I find depressing? Joe Biden is running for president and he might win. If only there was a less divisive candidate to run against him.

    Replies: @Coemgen, @El Dato, @AnotherDad, @Adam Smith, @JMcG

    , @Giancarlo M. Kumquat
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Is that pic real????

    I think her main problem is when she laces up the strap on and urges Barry to drop trou and bend over,he is not feeling it. Too upset over Orange Man to get in the mood for love.

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Buzz Mohawk


    She can go to hell.
     
    She's "no longer asking for a seat in hell. We're building our own motherf***ing hell."
    , @usNthem
    @Buzz Mohawk

    That last paragraph is spot on, and absolutely typical of about 99% of all joggers.

    , @MEH 0910
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Can Your Mattress Protector Stand up to Sasquatch?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNT2mBjLoTk

    PURPLE SASQUATCH CHRISTMAS
    https://vimeo.com/249123681

    , @fish
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Still....loved her work in Star Trek...



    https://josephmallozzi.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/m_113_creature.jpg

    , @JimDandy
    @Buzz Mohawk

    There is no finish line for the Progressive left. Unless they are forcefully stopped, they will continue to make American citizens dance fearfully to their tune. Pathetic as they might be, they are backed by real power. They are the useful idiots for oligarchs intent on fundamentally changing our culture.

    , @Louis Renault
    @Buzz Mohawk


    What happens, eventually, is that the sleeping White giant wakes up.
     
    The good whites are all woke now. The others keep sleeping hitting the snooze button.
    , @36 ulster
    @Buzz Mohawk

    She may well be crossing the river Styx eventually. One can hope.

    , @Svigor
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Episode XXX, The Wookie Strikes.

    Now this broad knows what it was like to be White under bleg "mah firss tahm being proud to be an Amerrikkkan" rule.

    Which always struck me for its clueless self-centeredness, in addition to the obvious; wow, so all it takes is for us to make your hubby President - you're a cheap date.

  2. She should consult her doctor about ED. It’s not unusual at her age.

    Maybe the Spanish guitar will help her get back on her game –

  3. Or do they find somebody besides Trump to blame their unhappiness upon?

    Michelle Obama = Blame-claim hoe

  4. Everyone in America is agitated and depressed by the Culture War. We all feel like we’re losing all of the time, because we all are. Conservatives are always losing to liberals, and liberals are always losing to reality. It is depressing. It’s depressing as hell.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @Hockamaw

    Hock, "Liberals are always losing to reality." Quote of the day.

    Replies: @Hockamaw, @Reg Cæsar

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Hockamaw


    Conservatives are always losing to [progressives nihilists], and [progressives nihilists] are always losing to reality.
     
    To paraphrase John Mellencamp, "I fight reality, reality always wins."
    , @Anonymous
    @Hockamaw

    Why depressing?

    Seems like you need an attitude realignment.

    Enjoy the decline. No doubt our future is more hellish than we can ever imagine, though.

    , @AnotherDad
    @Hockamaw


    Everyone in America is agitated and depressed by the Culture War. We all feel like we’re losing all of the time, because we all are.

    Conservatives are always losing to liberals, and liberals are always losing to reality.

    It is depressing. It’s depressing as hell.
     
    Hockmaw this is a spot on paragraph. And your quip--while we've all heard similar lines about liberals and reality--is one of the best i've heard in years.

    Well done! And i'll note--since it's my hobbyhorse--that separate nations would cure our side of it.

    Replies: @Poirot

    , @Hypnotoad666
    @Hockamaw


    Conservatives are always losing to liberals, and liberals are always losing to reality.
     
    Quote of the day. I am going to borrow some version of this in the future. Thanks.
    , @European-American
    @Hockamaw

    I'm not depressed. Many of my (liberal) friends and family are, or at least frequently upset. I feel very fortunate.

    I'm not depressed because I manage to ignore much of the news, which seems to be mostly garbage or about garbage, and mind my own business. 99.99% of the problems of the world I can't do anything about anyway.

    I'm sorry if this is a boring comment or seems like bragging or whatever. I just feel lucky. I've been depressed in the past, and I know it sucks.

    And I'm aware that perhaps I should be depressed, or at least worried, about economic decline (my economic situation is uncertain), about crazy political trends, about the environment, about nuclear war, about health, etc... But, knock on wood, so far I feel fine.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0GFRcFm-aY

    Replies: @Goddard

  5. War is known to bring down depression rates – don’t know if it helps to cheeer up mild depressions too though.

    Btw. – Bernard Henry Lévy – french intellectual sidekick of Hillary Clinton’s and Barrack Obama’s attack on Muammar al Ghaddafi’s Libya, just paid a visit to Libya, which went terribly wrong (the Libyans would rather shoot at Lévy than honor him…). BHL might suffer from some deepression by now, being safely back in France while being laughed at by Tout Paris.

    • Replies: @fish
    @Dieter Kief


    ......the Libyans would rather shoot at Lévy than honor him…
     
    See civilization will fight back......! May god bless and keep the Libyan marksmen.
  6. It seems like every retard in American has their own podcast. Also, people shouldn’t use the word “depression” flippantly. It has a meaning.

    • Replies: @Barnard
    @ScarletNumber

    Depression is a status symbol now. If you haven't been prescribed meds for anxiety are you even alive? Who could have possibly had a more difficult life than Michelle Obama? People doubted her because she was an obvious affirmative action admission to Princeton and they have doubted her ever since.

  7. Oh crap,I was wishing for something much worse……. depression will have to do …….for now.

    • Replies: @Buck Ransom
    @tyrone

    Of course Big Mike is depressed. If the John Durham investigation actually delivers the goods in September or October, then the whole tottering edifice of Magical ObamaLand will come crashing down. And then what is a girl to do? Maybe xhi can turn to xhir rented children for emotional support.

  8. So … what happens after Trump? Do all these mentally distressed leftists suddenly get better? Or do they find somebody besides Trump to blame their unhappiness upon?

    Après Trump, le déluge.

    If progressives think they have it bad under Trump, wait ’til they get a taste of life under progressive rule. Seattle, Portland, etc. are informative, but Mao’s China and Pol Pot’s Cambodia are the business model of how progressives deal with useless eaters, perceived troublemakers, and political opponents.

    I feel for the Wookie … it’s hard being a black millionairess in rayciss America. Even harder being a billionairess, like The Oprah.

    • Replies: @Dieter Kief
    @The Alarmist

    I can't think of any future in which Oprah wouldn't make it.

  9. NASA is relabeling the offensive stuff in the sky

    NASA to Reexamine Nicknames for Cosmic Objects

    The Agency will be working with diversity, inclusion, and equity experts in the astronomical and physical sciences to provide guidance and recommendations for other nicknames and terms for review.

    Milky Way?
    White Dwarfs?
    BROWN Dwarfs?
    BLACK HOLES?? (that, as far as we know, have no hair)

    Oh my God …

  10. Michelle should visit a Doctor who received their Medical License due to Affirmative Action, that should clear-up her depression.

  11. Anonymous[748] • Disclaimer says:
    @Buzz Mohawk
    I suffer from high-grade obsessive-compulsive disorder. Can I blame Michelle Obama?

    So … what happens after Trump? Do all these mentally distressed leftists suddenly get better? Or do they find somebody besides Trump to blame their unhappiness upon?
     
    What happens, eventually, is that the sleeping White giant wakes up. I think I will be dead then, and I hope so, because it will get ugly.

    Michelle Obama is an affirmative action product that was hired into the corrupt Chicago system. She has never, ever expressed any gratitude or understanding of what country she was lucky enough to be born in. She can go to hell.

    http://www.judiciaryreport.com/images_5/michelle-obama-11-30-16-9.jpg

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Buffalo Joe, @Giancarlo M. Kumquat, @Reg Cæsar, @usNthem, @MEH 0910, @fish, @JimDandy, @Louis Renault, @36 ulster, @Svigor

    Michelle Obama is an affirmative action product that was hired into the corrupt Chicago system.

    I agree. Yet it’s weird how Barack Obama did have highly intelligent and competent black women around him, specifically Valerie Jarrett (whose grandfather, Robert Robinson Taylor, was the first black student at MIT) and Susan Rice (whose father was a Cornell econ prof and the second black governor at the Federal Reserve and her mother was an education policy expert who helped design the Pell Grant system).

    Susan Rice will probably be Biden’s pick for VP because she’s a member in good standing of Deep State. But it should be interesting because she has a white husband and a pro-Trump son.

    Susan Rice on her Trump-supporting son: ‘I love him dearly’

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/susan-rice-trump-supporting-son

    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
    @Anonymous

    IIRC, Steve posted a photo of Susan Rice and her kids years ago, and they looked completely white. The Trump-loving son has kinky hair now.

    https://twitter.com/zaidjilani/status/1291071584447365124?s=21

    , @peterike
    @Anonymous


    Susan Rice will probably be Biden’s pick for VP because she’s a member in good standing of Deep State.
     
    Actually, she'll be the pick because she's neck deep in Obamagate, and they think if she's running for VP they can't go after her or anyone else. Too political, you know. Remember all that malarkey about how Biden couldn't be investigated for his blatant corruption because he was a "political opponent" of Trump's? They laid that groundwork for a reason.
  12. Like everything else about her, even Michelle Obama’s depression is low-grade.

  13. Progressives get maniacal about their causes. It was useful when they had more worthy causes such as sanitation or working conditions; not so much when it was prohibiting alcohol; yet-another-school reform; saving the whales; disarming the US military; et al.

    It would be nice if there was more political push back against these causes, but, if anything, Progressives are adept at political games; so their first order of business is crushing their opponents; and then announcing that since they’ve won the political game, they get to dictate terms.

    Now they want the country to maniacally invest resources into raising up the Black man. There is so little push back against this that most everyone with any power just suggests more and more extreme measures toward that end; and the suggestions so far are not enough, so Michelle Obama is depressed; more must be suggested until she is happy; I’m thinking an Aztec style ceremony where she can sit and watch a line of YTs going up on the dais.

  14. “… the evidence is clear that American progressives were going nuts …”

    I suffer from high-grade cognitive dissonance over the political use of the term “progressive“.

    How is turning a beautiful city like SF into an open latrine “progress“? Violent bums urinating and defecating on the street is “progress“? City hotels turned into flophouses for the said bums? One such taxpayer financed flophouse even had an improvised meth lab.

    Ditto for the same rot afflicting other beautiful cities like Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver. DeBlasio’s tenure as NYC mayor is “progress“?

    Arson, looting, and an open surrender to thuggery and mob violence? This is “progress“? Emptying the prisons of violent repeat offenders, while at the same time LA’s mayor plans to cut off the power and water for homes and businesses accused of COVID-19-related violations?

    Europe demographically annihilated by non-Europeans who openly despise and actively destroy European civilization? If that aggressively pursued and openly celebrated political objective of so-called “progressives” is “progress” then shooting yourself in the head is “progress“.

    Even the current use of the term “leftist” is completely outdated. There is very little left of the “left“. What’s called the “left” is now little more than cynical careerism, mainly to obtain or advance in government, foundation, and NGO bullshit jobs.

    • Agree: Muggles, J.Ross
    • Replies: @El Dato
    @Voltarde

    Someone once wrote a whole book on that:

    https://www.thenewamerican.com/culture/history/item/4668-the-60th-anniversary-of-orwells-1984

    Of course, for duckwriters at the WaPo, NYT, the New Yorker, The Grauniad and the BCC, it is really about "Trump's America". And in a sense, it is.

    , @Prester John
    @Voltarde

    "Violent bums urinating and defecating on the street is 'progress'?"

    A temporary glitch. The sleigh ride on the road to utopia can never be stopped, only delayed. Progress is just around the corner. And when it does, there'll be lots of toys and goodies on the sleigh. You watch.

  15. Women’s happiness peaked during the nightmare years of the 50s and 60s. As feminism has gained center stage in the past two decades, female happiness has plummeted. Women are too stupid to realize that and take all their cues from the powers that be who establish trends and determine what conveys status. So no, things won’t be better after Trump. Women will continue to get more depressed and neurotic even women with penises.

  16. If I remember correctly Mrs. Obama’s depression stretches back to college where she experienced racism in everything. She wrote her senior paper about it. And now, after living a fairy tale life, with hundreds of posed magazine covers, two healthy daughters, unlimited income potential and an estate on Martha’s Vineyard she is still not happy. I found her husband to be depressing, so I guess we are even.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @Buffalo Joe

    If she had any sense, she'd have figured out her little black dog lives inside of her and it ain't going away. What Barbara Bush said: "No, it doesn't get better, but you get better at it". In my mother's circle of friends, this was, I think, understood very well.

    Replies: @Not Only Wrathful, @Buffalo Joe, @European-American, @YetAnotherAnon

    , @JMcG
    @Buffalo Joe

    Gold Box right here Steve.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    , @Pop Warner
    @Buffalo Joe

    She's depressed because after all of the brainwashing and indoctrination her daughters prefer white men

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe, @Svigor

    , @Anonymous
    @Buffalo Joe



    And now, after living a fairy tale life, with hundreds of posed magazine covers, two healthy daughters, unlimited income potential and an estate on Martha’s Vineyard she is still not happy.

     

    Fairy tale life, indeed.

    Like everyone else here, I am sorry to hear that MO is currently down in the dumps (let's face it: typing whilst one is consumed by empathy is never easy, is it?). Especially so because one of my favourite quotes from any political figure, ever, comes from her. It's the one in which MO complains about how her family moved into a white neighbourhood, only for the whites to promptly move out and "abandon" MO and her family to their fate.


    "Upstanding families like ours, who were doing everything we were supposed to do and better — as we moved in, white folks moved out, because they were afraid of what our families represented," she said. "I always stop there when I talk about this out in the world because I want to remind white folks that y'all were running from us. This family, with all the values you read about: You ran from us. And you're still running."

     

    What makes the quote so great, of course, is how it starkly illustrates that MO has never once stopped to ask herself if there might be a perfectly valid reason for whites running away from her.

    Why can't those racist, self-centred white people see that, every time they flee from encroaching blacks, they are taking MO's happiness with them? No wonder she is depressed!

    All joking aside, if nothing else, the riots in America have made it quite clear what white people who stick around blacks can expect from them. I have no doubt American white liberals will carry on making approving noises about blacks in public whilst going to great lengths to seek out "good schools" for their children.

    It looks as though Michelle Obama is going to be depressed for a long, long time to come. Let's hope she isn't the sort that has trouble taking pills.

    Replies: @AnotherDad

  17. anonymous[400] • Disclaimer says:

    When her husband destroyed the country of Libya and nearly did so to Syria, killing hundreds of thousands of people and ruining the lives of millions, was she depressed by that? Probably didn’t think twice about all that. No, everything revolves around her being black. What’s depressing is having to look at people like this. Don’t these leeches ever go away?

  18. It is always someone else’s fault.
    PS: has anyone read her book?

  19. @Hockamaw
    Everyone in America is agitated and depressed by the Culture War. We all feel like we’re losing all of the time, because we all are. Conservatives are always losing to liberals, and liberals are always losing to reality. It is depressing. It’s depressing as hell.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe, @Reg Cæsar, @Anonymous, @AnotherDad, @Hypnotoad666, @European-American

    Hock, “Liberals are always losing to reality.” Quote of the day.

    • Replies: @Hockamaw
    @Buffalo Joe


    Hock, “Liberals are always losing to reality.” Quote of the day.
     
    Paraphrased from a post on Curtis Yarvin’s new blog. Have to give credit where credit is due.

    Replies: @Svigor

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Buffalo Joe


    Hock, “Liberals are always losing to reality.” Quote of the day.
     
    I can't say it often enough: We are the liberals. Hell, Trump is the liberal in this race.

    Progressives are something else entirely. A mix of poutine and poteen. And, this "American Spring", propane.

    Replies: @JMcG

  20. @Buzz Mohawk
    I suffer from high-grade obsessive-compulsive disorder. Can I blame Michelle Obama?

    So … what happens after Trump? Do all these mentally distressed leftists suddenly get better? Or do they find somebody besides Trump to blame their unhappiness upon?
     
    What happens, eventually, is that the sleeping White giant wakes up. I think I will be dead then, and I hope so, because it will get ugly.

    Michelle Obama is an affirmative action product that was hired into the corrupt Chicago system. She has never, ever expressed any gratitude or understanding of what country she was lucky enough to be born in. She can go to hell.

    http://www.judiciaryreport.com/images_5/michelle-obama-11-30-16-9.jpg

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Buffalo Joe, @Giancarlo M. Kumquat, @Reg Cæsar, @usNthem, @MEH 0910, @fish, @JimDandy, @Louis Renault, @36 ulster, @Svigor

    Buzz, you know what I find depressing? Joe Biden is running for president and he might win. If only there was a less divisive candidate to run against him.

    • Agree: Hibernian
    • Replies: @Coemgen
    @Buffalo Joe


    If only there was a less divisive candidate to run against him.
     
    There are any number of “less divisive” candidates to run against the Democrats’ nominee.

    “Less divisive” meaning: guaranteed to lose to the Democrat.

    Any candidate who has a chance against the Democrat nominee is, of course, a racist, anti-Semite, re-incarnation of Hitler, and is going to make the sky fall.

    Anyone who wasn’t born yesterday knows this. Well anyone with an attention span longer than that of a goldfish knows this.
    , @El Dato
    @Buffalo Joe

    "Yes Mr. Biden. You are doing pretty well in the polls. Now about that Veep... "

    https://i.postimg.cc/FKC54kLQ/presidential-candidates.jpg

    Meanwhile, in the culture wars: HAL-9000 more like RACISS-9000

    These “racial identities” can be found in both the fact that AIs and depictions of AIs have caucasion features and also typically talk in “standard white middle-class English,” including voices given to smartphone technology. The study suggests “black dialects” have been avoided because they are deemed “too controversial or outside the target market.”

    Because society has “for centuries, promoted the association of intelligence with white Europeans,” the researchers argue that artificial intelligence and machines are given white characteristics to feed into the racial biases of both users and creators.

     

    Getting called N*gger and M*therfucker by Bitch Siri is so hot right now.

    “In cases where these systems are racialized as white, that could have dangerous consequences for humans that are not,” Dr. Kanta Dihal, lead researcher in the study, said. “The perceived whiteness of AI will make it more difficult for people of color to advance in the field.”
     
    They make the AIs in movies White to keep us down. Got it! That's why I don't understand all those up-and-down wiggly squigglies in tensor calculus.

    Yeah, these writings should really NOT leak beyond the solipsistic academic cesspool. Put a biohazard sticker on it.

    , @AnotherDad
    @Buffalo Joe


    Buzz, you know what I find depressing? Joe Biden is running for president and he might win. If only there was a less divisive candidate to run against him.
     
    Not me. There is too much to be divisive about. The minoritarian ideology the has taken over the establishment is cancerous garbage that offers nothing but national--civilizational--destruction. It's a hideously false and evil ideology end-to-end. I want absolutely no part of it. So "divisive" is in fact a requirement.

    Trump's great virtue is being a divisive candidate. The problem is we need a competent divisive candidate. But Trump is only a competently divisive candidate.
    , @Adam Smith
    @Buffalo Joe

    https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/c_scale,f_auto,fl_progressive,pg_1,q_80,w_800/coujw1ew8vqqlqmzy5kf.jpg

    Why not vote for Vermin Supreme?

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8c/Vermin_Supreme_2020_-_Free_Ponies_For_All_-_Campaign_Logo.jpg

    Replies: @Kyle

    , @JMcG
    @Buffalo Joe

    Just wait til he picks Michelle Obama as his running mate.

  21. From Wikipedia on narcissism: “…Campbell and Foster (2007) argue that self-regulatory strategies are of paramount importance to understanding narcissism. Self-regulation in narcissists involves such things as striving to make one’s self look and feel positive, special, successful and important. It comes in both intra-psychic, such as blaming a situation rather than self for failure…”

  22. Maybe now some people will stop worrying that she’s somehow going to jump into the Presidential campaign and kick Trump to the curb. All she wants in life is to be a comfortable victim, and she is there already.

  23. It will be interesting to see if the media reports lefty protests once they see Biden not doing what they thought he was going to do. Of course, I don’t want to find out.

  24. @Buffalo Joe
    If I remember correctly Mrs. Obama's depression stretches back to college where she experienced racism in everything. She wrote her senior paper about it. And now, after living a fairy tale life, with hundreds of posed magazine covers, two healthy daughters, unlimited income potential and an estate on Martha's Vineyard she is still not happy. I found her husband to be depressing, so I guess we are even.

    Replies: @Art Deco, @JMcG, @Pop Warner, @Anonymous

    If she had any sense, she’d have figured out her little black dog lives inside of her and it ain’t going away. What Barbara Bush said: “No, it doesn’t get better, but you get better at it”. In my mother’s circle of friends, this was, I think, understood very well.

    • Replies: @Not Only Wrathful
    @Art Deco

    Michelle Obama hates her sadness so much that she has to persuade herself that it is everyone else's fault. Then she wonders why her sadness hates her back.

    , @Buffalo Joe
    @Art Deco

    Art, thanks for the reply and Mrs. Bush's quote.

    , @European-American
    @Art Deco

    Good quote. I tried to track it down, and found several attributions to the Queen Mother:


    The Queen Mother still feels the loss of her husband (and for a long time blamed Mrs Simpson for his early death). When comforting a friend who had lost her husband she was asked if it got any better with the passage of time. She replied "It doesn't get any better but you get better at it."

    http://www.rampantscotland.com/famous/blfamelizabeth3.htm
     

    Regarding depression, it does, for some, get better. More generally, statistically, outlook on life bottoms out around the age of 50. After that, it tends to look up.

    https://www.thestar.com/news/world/2017/08/25/life-satisfaction-bottoms-out-in-our-early-50s.html

    , @YetAnotherAnon
    @Art Deco

    "her little black dog lives inside of her and it ain’t going away"

    Churchill had one too, so she's in good company. Poor Nick Drake didn't survive his.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJSC25Ue8Gg

  25. Even if Trump loses he will remain the boogeyman for several more years. “The racial strife enabled by the Trump administration continues to haunt America…” No one will remember that it started years before he came on the scene and that he was a reaction to the strife, not the cause.

  26. Doubt President Biden will be a cure for mental illness. Trump will likely get the blame for a very long time, since liberalism is never admitting to ideological failures and subsequent side effects.

    • Replies: @Angular momentum
    @Old and Grumpy

    Agreed, kind of like Nixon. They’ll just keep inventing new outrages

  27. @ScarletNumber
    It seems like every retard in American has their own podcast. Also, people shouldn't use the word "depression" flippantly. It has a meaning.

    Replies: @Barnard

    Depression is a status symbol now. If you haven’t been prescribed meds for anxiety are you even alive? Who could have possibly had a more difficult life than Michelle Obama? People doubted her because she was an obvious affirmative action admission to Princeton and they have doubted her ever since.

  28. So … what happens after Trump? Do all these mentally distressed leftists suddenly get better? Or do they find somebody besides Trump to blame their unhappiness upon?

    What should we call the process of derangement on the Right that began around ~2018? I’m trying to think of a catchy name to match the “Great Awokening.” Do you guys at VDARE have one you privately use?

    Steve’s talked about this in the past how telecommuting didn’t get off the ground because people wanted to talk about things off the record, like insider trading or blatantly screwing over the customer. Along with the less-vital but still cherished of expressing various politically/corporately incorrect ideas like contempt for the customer base and skepticism about the efficacy of the product.

    What this lockdown has taught us is that people don’t like change. Present them with a slight delay in acquiring their double-decker obesity sandwich and many will start chimping out demanding Grampa be sacrificed. People like the ritual of going for drinks once every month and derogating the company and its customers. I’m sure it’s happening a lot now over the net. And it’s all recorded and available to higher ups at the relevant companies, and lower-downs who can trick the higher-ups to give them access.

    Moral of the story is that if you have a slack or something at VDARE, make sure it doesn’t have the word “VDARE” in it.

    • Troll: Je Suis Omar Mateen
    • Replies: @Je Suis Omar Mateen
    @Alexander Turok

    "Present them with a slight delay in acquiring their double-decker obesity sandwich and many will start chimping out demanding Grampa be sacrificed."

    Keep wearing your facediaper like a good doggie. Meanwhile, men with functioning brains and balls will:

    Get Out Live Life!

  29. Or do they find somebody besides Trump to blame their unhappiness upon?

    This. A President Cruz, Rubio, Ryan, etc., would have been/will be if elected, subjected to 95% of the slings and arrows to which our Orange President has been subjected.

    • Replies: @Flip
    @Hibernian


    This. A President Cruz, Rubio, Ryan, etc., would have been/will be if elected, subjected to 95% of the slings and arrows to which our Orange President has been subjected.
     
    I remember Bush II and Romney being characterized as "Nazis" by the same Democrats who now like them since they are anti-Trump.
    , @Travis
    @Hibernian

    mostly true, Would be interesting if they constantly called Rubio a racist who hates hispanics if he tried to build a wall and end the diversity visa.....We will never know, since Rubio would never build a wall and would increase immigration while granting amnesty to 15 million illegal aliens.

    But certainly Ryan and Cruz would face 95% of the same hatred from the media, even if they never attempted to reduce immigration. Unlike most politicians, Trump fights back which is why he won states which still have some working class whites, like PA and Michigan. Ryan, Rubio and Cruz would never win in Pennsylvania. Hillary would have easily beat these guys in PA and MI.....and so would Joe Biden.

  30. Note, this woman quit practicing law in 1991 and for the next 17 years she had a series of what-do-you-do-all-day administrative jobs. In the White House, her project was making school lunches less palatable (while her mother supervised the children). Maybe she ought to learn a trade.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Art Deco


    Maybe she ought to learn a trade.
     
    She could sell Bugattis.


    http://www.judiciaryreport.com/images_5/michelle-obama-11-30-16-9.jpg

    https://www.carscoops.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Bugatti-Atlantic-Concepts-04CarScoops.jpg

    https://www.luxurysociety.com/media/uploads/thumbnails/filer_public_thumbnails/cc/04/cc04f3d6-9769-4e90-85fc-b730c8c6f561/bugatti.png__1024x450_q85_crop_subsampling-2_upscale.png

    https://www.bugatti.com/fileadmin/_processed_/6/e/csm_01_Bildslider_1920x1080_c741fcf86f.png

    https://www.carriagehousemotorcars.com/galleria_images/280/280_main_l.jpg

    Replies: @JMcG

    , @Abolish_public_education
    @Art Deco

    The story was that the Bar was going to lift her license, so she preemptively surrendered it.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Art Deco

  31. It’s amazing to me how most Americans swallow whole the media’s presentation of our president, Donald J. Trump.

    All we can see is the presentation. He’s not President Trump, he’s Presentation Trump. See how I did that?

    And it’s devastating. It’s enough to drive you crazy, isn’t it? I wonder if this presentation of the president is created for this very purpose. Wouldn’t that be something.

    Mind you, I’m not saying that Donald Trump is like Mary Poppins, practically perfect in every way. Far from it.

    In the following Spongebob video, pretend that the poster of the maniac is Presentation Trump, the cops are the media and Patrick is the typical American:

    Five years I’ve been watching this. Sigh.

  32. @Buzz Mohawk
    I suffer from high-grade obsessive-compulsive disorder. Can I blame Michelle Obama?

    So … what happens after Trump? Do all these mentally distressed leftists suddenly get better? Or do they find somebody besides Trump to blame their unhappiness upon?
     
    What happens, eventually, is that the sleeping White giant wakes up. I think I will be dead then, and I hope so, because it will get ugly.

    Michelle Obama is an affirmative action product that was hired into the corrupt Chicago system. She has never, ever expressed any gratitude or understanding of what country she was lucky enough to be born in. She can go to hell.

    http://www.judiciaryreport.com/images_5/michelle-obama-11-30-16-9.jpg

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Buffalo Joe, @Giancarlo M. Kumquat, @Reg Cæsar, @usNthem, @MEH 0910, @fish, @JimDandy, @Louis Renault, @36 ulster, @Svigor

    Is that pic real????

    I think her main problem is when she laces up the strap on and urges Barry to drop trou and bend over,he is not feeling it. Too upset over Orange Man to get in the mood for love.

  33. @Buzz Mohawk
    I suffer from high-grade obsessive-compulsive disorder. Can I blame Michelle Obama?

    So … what happens after Trump? Do all these mentally distressed leftists suddenly get better? Or do they find somebody besides Trump to blame their unhappiness upon?
     
    What happens, eventually, is that the sleeping White giant wakes up. I think I will be dead then, and I hope so, because it will get ugly.

    Michelle Obama is an affirmative action product that was hired into the corrupt Chicago system. She has never, ever expressed any gratitude or understanding of what country she was lucky enough to be born in. She can go to hell.

    http://www.judiciaryreport.com/images_5/michelle-obama-11-30-16-9.jpg

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Buffalo Joe, @Giancarlo M. Kumquat, @Reg Cæsar, @usNthem, @MEH 0910, @fish, @JimDandy, @Louis Renault, @36 ulster, @Svigor

    She can go to hell.

    She’s “no longer asking for a seat in hell. We’re building our own motherf***ing hell.”

    • LOL: El Dato
  34. @Hibernian

    Or do they find somebody besides Trump to blame their unhappiness upon?
     
    This. A President Cruz, Rubio, Ryan, etc., would have been/will be if elected, subjected to 95% of the slings and arrows to which our Orange President has been subjected.

    Replies: @Flip, @Travis

    This. A President Cruz, Rubio, Ryan, etc., would have been/will be if elected, subjected to 95% of the slings and arrows to which our Orange President has been subjected.

    I remember Bush II and Romney being characterized as “Nazis” by the same Democrats who now like them since they are anti-Trump.

  35. Anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:

    She got the hell out of Chicago that for sure.

    Depression is relative when youre on the beach in the mansion despite never having a job.

    # kickbacks

  36. A quick test is whether this stuff afflicts other parts of the world. How’s the BLM movement in Canada going? Has use of the word “racism” skyrocketed in Australian newspapers? Have teenage girls in the UK gone trans-crazy? Have teen depression rates soared as much in other countries as they have in the US?

    If the US is an outlier, then you can blame politics and/or culture. If the US aligns with other countries, especially non-Anglo countries, then social media is to blame.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Andrew M


    Have teenage girls in the UK gone trans-crazy?
     
    A bit, although there seems to be considerably more resistance to the trans-lunacy than in the US.
    The government has removed its support from the proposed 'self id' law changes demanded by trans activists, in which a person could demand to be treated as whatever sex they feel like at the particular moment.
    Oddly, alot of the push-back has come from older feminists who, just like a white male, seem to be as mad as hell and unwilling to take it any more.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

  37. @Hockamaw
    Everyone in America is agitated and depressed by the Culture War. We all feel like we’re losing all of the time, because we all are. Conservatives are always losing to liberals, and liberals are always losing to reality. It is depressing. It’s depressing as hell.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe, @Reg Cæsar, @Anonymous, @AnotherDad, @Hypnotoad666, @European-American

    Conservatives are always losing to [progressives nihilists], and [progressives nihilists] are always losing to reality.

    To paraphrase John Mellencamp, “I fight reality, reality always wins.”

  38. @Buffalo Joe
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Buzz, you know what I find depressing? Joe Biden is running for president and he might win. If only there was a less divisive candidate to run against him.

    Replies: @Coemgen, @El Dato, @AnotherDad, @Adam Smith, @JMcG

    If only there was a less divisive candidate to run against him.

    There are any number of “less divisive” candidates to run against the Democrats’ nominee.

    “Less divisive” meaning: guaranteed to lose to the Democrat.

    Any candidate who has a chance against the Democrat nominee is, of course, a racist, anti-Semite, re-incarnation of Hitler, and is going to make the sky fall.

    Anyone who wasn’t born yesterday knows this. Well anyone with an attention span longer than that of a goldfish knows this.

  39. @Buzz Mohawk
    I suffer from high-grade obsessive-compulsive disorder. Can I blame Michelle Obama?

    So … what happens after Trump? Do all these mentally distressed leftists suddenly get better? Or do they find somebody besides Trump to blame their unhappiness upon?
     
    What happens, eventually, is that the sleeping White giant wakes up. I think I will be dead then, and I hope so, because it will get ugly.

    Michelle Obama is an affirmative action product that was hired into the corrupt Chicago system. She has never, ever expressed any gratitude or understanding of what country she was lucky enough to be born in. She can go to hell.

    http://www.judiciaryreport.com/images_5/michelle-obama-11-30-16-9.jpg

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Buffalo Joe, @Giancarlo M. Kumquat, @Reg Cæsar, @usNthem, @MEH 0910, @fish, @JimDandy, @Louis Renault, @36 ulster, @Svigor

    That last paragraph is spot on, and absolutely typical of about 99% of all joggers.

  40. @Art Deco
    Note, this woman quit practicing law in 1991 and for the next 17 years she had a series of what-do-you-do-all-day administrative jobs. In the White House, her project was making school lunches less palatable (while her mother supervised the children). Maybe she ought to learn a trade.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Abolish_public_education

    Maybe she ought to learn a trade.

    She could sell Bugattis.

    • Replies: @JMcG
    @Reg Cæsar

    Well, she could certainly BUY a few Bugattis. Which I find somehow depressing.

  41. @Buffalo Joe
    @Hockamaw

    Hock, "Liberals are always losing to reality." Quote of the day.

    Replies: @Hockamaw, @Reg Cæsar

    Hock, “Liberals are always losing to reality.” Quote of the day.

    Paraphrased from a post on Curtis Yarvin’s new blog. Have to give credit where credit is due.

    • Replies: @Svigor
    @Hockamaw

    You're wasting your time on that guy. Assuming you aren't jevvish or just looking to waste time, in which case, carry on.


    By the end of the day, we will be hearing about how terrible it was we dropped the bomb.

    By end of week you will see people calling for the removal of WW2 memorials etc.
     

    Is there a petition I can sign? I am absolutely in favor of the demolition of all WW2 memorials, monuments, etc. What a horrible idea that whole thing was. Would love to see every shoah business museum and monument removed from American soil as well; they have no business here. No good business, anyway.
  42. We need something to bring us togehter and inspire national unity.

    I think we should go to war with Russia

    It is a white supremacist country that is christian and we would wipe the floor with them.

    Look at media today everyone aside from racists AGREE that white supremacy and whiteness are the great evils of our time

    • Replies: @Dieter Kief
    @Tiny Duck


    I think we should go to war with Russia
     
    Ok, but what then? I mean - after what - the victory about Russia? Wouldn't that be suprematist too? - And wouldn't the white devil Donald Trump profit from it? I mean - there's an election just around the bend, Tiny Duck, don't you forget about that!

    PS

    What sense does it make to go to war with Russia, as long as US cities are being looted and the black body count in Chicago is already higher at the average weekend than it was in Vietnam? - The world has become so complicated lately, - help me out, Tiny Duck, please, help me out!
    , @anon
    @Tiny Duck

    Look, everybody, it's Hillary Clinton!

    , @James Speaks
    @Tiny Duck

    Because you are racist?

  43. Keep an eye today on coverage/discussion of the 75th Anniversary of Hiroshima.

    The anniversary snuck up on the lefties, who profess to “understand” history but don’t keep track of pesky facts and dates very well.

    By the end of the day, we will be hearing about how terrible it was we dropped the bomb.

    By end of week you will see people calling for the removal of WW2 memorials etc.

    Over weekend may see them actively targetted by protestors.

    Remember – we dont get statues to our heroes anymore, period.

    • Replies: @but an humble craftsman
    @Paul Rise

    The bomb was a horrible crime.

    You people are falling victim to your own moral posturing.

    It's biting you in the a** with beeeeautifil white teeth.

    If you weren't taking Europe down with you, there would be no need to even bother.

  44. @Buzz Mohawk
    I suffer from high-grade obsessive-compulsive disorder. Can I blame Michelle Obama?

    So … what happens after Trump? Do all these mentally distressed leftists suddenly get better? Or do they find somebody besides Trump to blame their unhappiness upon?
     
    What happens, eventually, is that the sleeping White giant wakes up. I think I will be dead then, and I hope so, because it will get ugly.

    Michelle Obama is an affirmative action product that was hired into the corrupt Chicago system. She has never, ever expressed any gratitude or understanding of what country she was lucky enough to be born in. She can go to hell.

    http://www.judiciaryreport.com/images_5/michelle-obama-11-30-16-9.jpg

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Buffalo Joe, @Giancarlo M. Kumquat, @Reg Cæsar, @usNthem, @MEH 0910, @fish, @JimDandy, @Louis Renault, @36 ulster, @Svigor

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  45. if only it rendered ‘her’ mute… or even better ‘non-respiring’.

  46. I have a couple of mentally distressed leftists in my family. The politics is just a manifestation of their core emotional and personality disorders, rather than the cause. They all have Issues, and once Trump and the Republicans are defeated in November, I’m sure they aren’t going to get any better. They will just switch their deranged obsession to someone or something else.

    • Replies: @Erik L
    @Alfa158

    Of the two people I know who are most out there on the TDS, one definitely has a cluster B personality disorder and the other, probably. I wonder how much internet strife is just the filtering for and amplification of content written by narcissists and borderlines (as we used to call them)?

  47. I can imagine it would be very stressful for someone like Michelle. How are you going to convince evil white people that they are the problem when cities are burning down, and those pesky thugs keep shooting up funerals and block parties over petty squabbles? I mean, who the fuck opens fire at a funeral? I’d be exhausted and depressed too if I had to perform the same kind of mental gymnastics.

  48. what to make of the Bret, and now Eric Weinstein, idea of unity 2020? Unity 2020 is Bret’s plan to reject both presidential candidates and replace with, I think, an unelected unity government. Where power is shared, those in office switch roles periodically. Anyway, as even Bret would say, the details are unimportant. What is important is to not elect Biden or Trump, and instead to govern from the sensible, political center.

    Bret has been broadcasting a new YouTube video every other day. The latest introduces brother Eric as a newly convinced adherent of the movement:

    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
    @Steve Richter

    Bad idea.

    https://twitter.com/dpinsen/status/1278590916463415296?s=21

    , @Muggles
    @Steve Richter

    >>Unity 2020 is Bret’s plan to reject both presidential candidates and replace with, I think, an unelected unity government.<<

    To paraphrase some unnamed Communist chieftain in the former Yugoslavia, when I see the phrase "unity government" I want to reach for my revolver.

  49. It is fairly common for women of Mrs Obama’s age to suffer from depression, especially when they are overweight and their husbands have lost interest.

    However, being a former First Lady has its compensations and I doubt if she is really depressed at all.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @Jonathan Mason

    She isn't overweight and they've both reached the age where you lose interest, excess weight or no.

    , @peterike
    @Jonathan Mason


    especially when they are overweight and their husbands have lost interest.

     

    I'm not sure Barry was ever that interested. He gets his jollies in a different way.
  50. I bet Hunter Biden has some pills to help her feel better…

  51. @Alfa158
    I have a couple of mentally distressed leftists in my family. The politics is just a manifestation of their core emotional and personality disorders, rather than the cause. They all have Issues, and once Trump and the Republicans are defeated in November, I’m sure they aren’t going to get any better. They will just switch their deranged obsession to someone or something else.

    Replies: @Erik L

    Of the two people I know who are most out there on the TDS, one definitely has a cluster B personality disorder and the other, probably. I wonder how much internet strife is just the filtering for and amplification of content written by narcissists and borderlines (as we used to call them)?

  52. Beyonce is getting all the love these days.

  53. In general, Americans seem to be suffering heightened mental health problems since about 2013, a.k.a., The Great Awokening, which dates to the first year of Michelle’s husband’s second term. Jean Twenge says the timing is due to smart phones and social media. I’ve argued that it was the Obama Administration being home safe with a second term that let them indulge their more socially destructive urges.

    From our more recent experience of the woke, I’m fully prepared to believe that they’ll be psychologically and emotionally harmed by any inhibitions against their acts of social and cultural aggression and humiliation.

    Additionally, I see Obama and the exhibitionist nature of social media as complimentary. Obama was the consumer brand choice of the goodwhites in 2008, and the acceleration of social media exposure permitted one to display this consumer choice more publicly and bask in its righteous halo.

  54. Many recall when USA comedienne Joan Rivers said out loud that Michelle Obama is a tranny and Barack is gay … Rivers turning up dead shortly afterwards – Here’s the moment, 49 seconds

    And when Barack Obama publicly called Michelle ‘Michael’, 24 seconds

    The Obama ‘daughters’ are said to have been adopted in Morocco … Michelle does have an odd genital bulge in a lot of photos and videos … the pastor who introduced Barry and Michelle, was known for finding faux spouses for gay men … FWIW, the below, long widely circulated on the web:

    Michelle Obama, [former] First Lady of the United States, was born Michael LaVaughn Robinson in Chicago, Illinois on January 17th, 1964. He was the second son born to Fraser Robinson III, a well known cocaine dealer and union thug for Crime Lord Mayor Richard J. Daley, and Marian Shields Robinson, a transient street prostitute who was diagnosed with the HIV virus in 1998. He was a popular high school athlete and in 1982, he accepted a scholarship to play middle linebacker for the Oregon State Beavers.

    After finishing a respectable rookie season with 88 tackles and 7.5 sacks, he suddenly dropped out of the school. Fellow teammates observed that Robinson could regularly be heard lamenting over how he is a “woman trapped inside a man’s body”, and on January 13th, 1983, he underwent sex reassignment surgery at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. To hide the shame of his new identity, Michael left Oregon State to attend Princeton University under his new legal name, “Michelle Robinson”. Years later, (s)he met Barry Obama Jr. They subsequently married and adopted two children.

    • Replies: @Alden
    @brabantian

    I noticed one of the daughters, I think the older one looked very much like Obama’s commie mommie except for the high forehead when she was younger.

    Who cares.

  55. She’s just depressed that she can’t grift at the level she used to grift. There’s really nothing like the pomp of the Presidency and the massive resources you can command to…. go on a lot of vacations with your girl posse.

    Sure, sure, Moochelle still gets massive, unwarranted hagiography and gets more magazine covers even now than the most beautiful First Lady in history, who gets none at all. But it’s just not the same. The White House is like a drug. All those people to boss around! Snap your fingers and you get a motorcade! Never sit in traffic! Have the NBA all-stars over for drinks! Fawning press people all around!

    Why do you think Hillary wants it so badly? Rancid, entitled bitches can’t live without it once they get the taste.

    I think Melania will be the one exception since she had a similar lifestyle already, and she kinda seems to hate the whole thing. And instead of press fawning she gets relentless hostility.

  56. @Buzz Mohawk
    I suffer from high-grade obsessive-compulsive disorder. Can I blame Michelle Obama?

    So … what happens after Trump? Do all these mentally distressed leftists suddenly get better? Or do they find somebody besides Trump to blame their unhappiness upon?
     
    What happens, eventually, is that the sleeping White giant wakes up. I think I will be dead then, and I hope so, because it will get ugly.

    Michelle Obama is an affirmative action product that was hired into the corrupt Chicago system. She has never, ever expressed any gratitude or understanding of what country she was lucky enough to be born in. She can go to hell.

    http://www.judiciaryreport.com/images_5/michelle-obama-11-30-16-9.jpg

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Buffalo Joe, @Giancarlo M. Kumquat, @Reg Cæsar, @usNthem, @MEH 0910, @fish, @JimDandy, @Louis Renault, @36 ulster, @Svigor

    Still….loved her work in Star Trek…

  57. @Dieter Kief
    War is known to bring down depression rates - don't know if it helps to cheeer up mild depressions too though.

    Btw. - Bernard Henry Lévy - french intellectual sidekick of Hillary Clinton's and Barrack Obama's attack on Muammar al Ghaddafi's Libya, just paid a visit to Libya, which went terribly wrong (the Libyans would rather shoot at Lévy than honor him...). BHL might suffer from some deepression by now, being safely back in France while being laughed at by Tout Paris.

    Replies: @fish

    ……the Libyans would rather shoot at Lévy than honor him…

    See civilization will fight back……! May god bless and keep the Libyan marksmen.

  58. @Art Deco
    @Buffalo Joe

    If she had any sense, she'd have figured out her little black dog lives inside of her and it ain't going away. What Barbara Bush said: "No, it doesn't get better, but you get better at it". In my mother's circle of friends, this was, I think, understood very well.

    Replies: @Not Only Wrathful, @Buffalo Joe, @European-American, @YetAnotherAnon

    Michelle Obama hates her sadness so much that she has to persuade herself that it is everyone else’s fault. Then she wonders why her sadness hates her back.

  59. CJ says:

    Only slightly OT, because this will depress progressives and blackpillers:

    https://www.wsmv.com/news/trump-fires-tva-chair-cites-hiring-of-foreign-workers/article_5fdedd88-d5a8-11ea-925c-276a8bf2df5f.html

    President Donald Trump said Monday that he had fired the chair of the Tennessee Valley Authority, criticizing the federal-owned corporation for hiring foreign workers.

    Trump told reporters at the White House that he was formally removing chair Skip Thompson and another member of the board, and he threatened to remove other board members if they continued to hire foreign labor. Thompson was appointed to the post by Trump.

    A TVA spokesman confirmed Thompson and board member Richard Howorth were being dismissed from the board.

    […]

    He also said the TVA board must immediately hire a new chief executive officer who “puts the interests of Americans first.” According to Trump, the CEO, Jeff Lyash, earns $8 million a year.

    “The new CEO must be paid no more than $500,000 a year,” Trump said. “We want the TVA to take action on this immediately. … Let this serve as a warning to any federally appointed board: If you betray American workers, you will hear two words: ‘You’re fired.’”

    Trump said the authority was replacing many of its in-house technology workers with contractors who rely heavily on foreign workers under the H1-B visa program for highly skilled workers.

  60. anonymous[387] • Disclaimer says:

    Do all these mentally distressed leftists suddenly get better?

    Not until they stop combining smoking high grade marijuana with their insanity inducing vegan diets.

    Steve needs to remind folks of what has now proven to be two very harmful Obama era policies, marijuana legalization and the promotion of “plant-based” diets.

    Remember back when Michelle Obama was promoting carb heavy plant based diets to a whole generation of kids through her good buddy (((Dr Dean Ornish)))?

    Ten years later you have a whole generation of sickly paranoid young people primed for Jewish/leftist brainwashing.

    There is a reason even among the left Antifa is known as the Vegan ISIS.

    Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Antagonists of the Alt-Right: The Daily Show

    Steve looks at the mugshots of BLM rioters with the crazed staring eyes and asks how most of they are not are trannies or at least some variety of gender dysphoric.

    Good question!!! But how many got that way because of pot smoking, plant based diets and environmental plastics pollutants such as BPA having royally screwed with their hormones?

    Well Steve you are partly on to something.

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    Remember your favorite celebrity vegans from years past?

    Here is what they look like today.

    Fiona Apple

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    Saddest of all, here is a 43 year old (((Alicia Sliverstone))), please Steve try not to cry.

    Not only does Alicia look 20 years older than she should, she is hurting her son with her vegan insanity.

    • Replies: @anonymous
    @anonymous

    For those doubting the Vegan + Antifa connection.

    https://duckduckgo.com/?q=vegan+antifa&t=brave&iax=images&ia=images

    Antifa begs for vegan burgers OR ELSE! Cities will implode
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75cx_5UF1hc

    , @Alec Leamas (hard at work)
    @anonymous

    I don't know if it got into one of those montages or not, but one of the best is the video of the vegan guy who is screaming about not killing the animals while his front tooth just slips right out of his mouth on camera.

    That said, I get the suspicion that many of these "vegans" are just running cover for anorexia nervosa, and veganism gives them a convenient excuse to absent themselves from communal meals and other common opportunities for detection.

    The real shame is the young women who possess natural beauty getting all haggard by malnutrition.

    Also, I suppose I can understand on some level not wanting baby lambs slaughtered for your dinner. But who could really empathize with, say, a crab? How about a clam, oyster or mussel? I just can't get to that level of abstraction of "life" such that I wouldn't dunk one of these "lifes" in cocktail sauce and throw it down the hatch.

    Replies: @SolontoCroesus

  61. Anonymous[202] • Disclaimer says:

    They will blame the usual suspects. Congressional Republicans, GOP governors and state legislators, Fox News, Tucker Carlson etc. Anybody with any power or or influence who isn’t on the left. CEOs, finance, mega corps will get some shit but not very much.

  62. Portland, OR: Antifa terrorists fleeing from the US government invade residential areas and assault an old lady in her home.

  63. Anonymous[364] • Disclaimer says:
    @Hockamaw
    Everyone in America is agitated and depressed by the Culture War. We all feel like we’re losing all of the time, because we all are. Conservatives are always losing to liberals, and liberals are always losing to reality. It is depressing. It’s depressing as hell.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe, @Reg Cæsar, @Anonymous, @AnotherDad, @Hypnotoad666, @European-American

    Why depressing?

    Seems like you need an attitude realignment.

    Enjoy the decline. No doubt our future is more hellish than we can ever imagine, though.

  64. Libya says it has highest grade depression blames Obama

  65. @Buffalo Joe
    If I remember correctly Mrs. Obama's depression stretches back to college where she experienced racism in everything. She wrote her senior paper about it. And now, after living a fairy tale life, with hundreds of posed magazine covers, two healthy daughters, unlimited income potential and an estate on Martha's Vineyard she is still not happy. I found her husband to be depressing, so I guess we are even.

    Replies: @Art Deco, @JMcG, @Pop Warner, @Anonymous

    Gold Box right here Steve.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @JMcG

    JMcG, Thank you !

  66. @Reg Cæsar
    @Art Deco


    Maybe she ought to learn a trade.
     
    She could sell Bugattis.


    http://www.judiciaryreport.com/images_5/michelle-obama-11-30-16-9.jpg

    https://www.carscoops.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Bugatti-Atlantic-Concepts-04CarScoops.jpg

    https://www.luxurysociety.com/media/uploads/thumbnails/filer_public_thumbnails/cc/04/cc04f3d6-9769-4e90-85fc-b730c8c6f561/bugatti.png__1024x450_q85_crop_subsampling-2_upscale.png

    https://www.bugatti.com/fileadmin/_processed_/6/e/csm_01_Bildslider_1920x1080_c741fcf86f.png

    https://www.carriagehousemotorcars.com/galleria_images/280/280_main_l.jpg

    Replies: @JMcG

    Well, she could certainly BUY a few Bugattis. Which I find somehow depressing.

  67. So … what happens after Trump? Do all these mentally distressed leftists suddenly get better? Or do they find somebody besides Trump to blame their unhappiness upon?

    The villain is always the healthy white Christian man. Trump is his current avatar, but there will be others after him.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @Spartan

    Spartan, it is all talk. None of them, to my knowledge, left the USA as they promised after Trump's election. Take a couple of Tylenol with a glass of wine. Depression goes away.

  68. So … what happens after Trump? Do all these mentally distressed leftists suddenly get better? Or do they find somebody besides Trump to blame their unhappiness upon?

    The victim culture of progressivism is obviously attractive to the mentally unbalanced anyway, but on top of this it is itself an engine for fostering emotional instability. Once you have bought into the notion that the personal is political you accept that every aspect of your identity is politicized, and that all political events have existential implications for you. Losing an election isn’t just a matter of being disappointed or taking it as a cue to revise your strategy; it is read as a threat to both your mental and bodily integrity, because politics is understood to be so all-consuming that it cannot be anything else.

    Progs are destabilized in other ways we’re all familiar with. The idea of ‘microaggressions’ facilitates paranoia, because nothing is innocuous and everything is personal. Systemic racism/misogyny/whatever rejects personal agency in favour of blaming others for your problems, leading to ever more draconian attempts to control and micromanage human behaviour in the belief that eventually it will lead to utopia. Feminism has spent several decades insisting that the world is super dangerous for women and all men are rapists, so women who believe this are irrationally fearful of interactions with mean.

    Unstable people without the capability of becoming responsible for themselves readily accept that they need the protection of Big Woke. I’m afraid this isn’t going to get better without some real sink-or-swim catastrophe.

    • Agree: Buffalo Joe
    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @rational actor



    Losing an election isn’t just a matter of being disappointed or taking it as a cue to revise your strategy; it is read as a threat to both your mental and bodily integrity,
     
    I have heard reports of American leftists who have been unable to move their bowels since Trump was elected.

    Replies: @AnotherDad

  69. Michelle Obama Says She Has ‘low-grade Depression’

    She’s also likely afflicted with high-test Auster Rhône.

    • LOL: Curmudgeon
  70. @Jonathan Mason
    It is fairly common for women of Mrs Obama's age to suffer from depression, especially when they are overweight and their husbands have lost interest.

    However, being a former First Lady has its compensations and I doubt if she is really depressed at all.

    Replies: @Art Deco, @peterike

    She isn’t overweight and they’ve both reached the age where you lose interest, excess weight or no.

  71. @Art Deco
    @Buffalo Joe

    If she had any sense, she'd have figured out her little black dog lives inside of her and it ain't going away. What Barbara Bush said: "No, it doesn't get better, but you get better at it". In my mother's circle of friends, this was, I think, understood very well.

    Replies: @Not Only Wrathful, @Buffalo Joe, @European-American, @YetAnotherAnon

    Art, thanks for the reply and Mrs. Bush’s quote.

  72. @Buzz Mohawk
    I suffer from high-grade obsessive-compulsive disorder. Can I blame Michelle Obama?

    So … what happens after Trump? Do all these mentally distressed leftists suddenly get better? Or do they find somebody besides Trump to blame their unhappiness upon?
     
    What happens, eventually, is that the sleeping White giant wakes up. I think I will be dead then, and I hope so, because it will get ugly.

    Michelle Obama is an affirmative action product that was hired into the corrupt Chicago system. She has never, ever expressed any gratitude or understanding of what country she was lucky enough to be born in. She can go to hell.

    http://www.judiciaryreport.com/images_5/michelle-obama-11-30-16-9.jpg

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Buffalo Joe, @Giancarlo M. Kumquat, @Reg Cæsar, @usNthem, @MEH 0910, @fish, @JimDandy, @Louis Renault, @36 ulster, @Svigor

    There is no finish line for the Progressive left. Unless they are forcefully stopped, they will continue to make American citizens dance fearfully to their tune. Pathetic as they might be, they are backed by real power. They are the useful idiots for oligarchs intent on fundamentally changing our culture.

  73. @Buzz Mohawk
    I suffer from high-grade obsessive-compulsive disorder. Can I blame Michelle Obama?

    So … what happens after Trump? Do all these mentally distressed leftists suddenly get better? Or do they find somebody besides Trump to blame their unhappiness upon?
     
    What happens, eventually, is that the sleeping White giant wakes up. I think I will be dead then, and I hope so, because it will get ugly.

    Michelle Obama is an affirmative action product that was hired into the corrupt Chicago system. She has never, ever expressed any gratitude or understanding of what country she was lucky enough to be born in. She can go to hell.

    http://www.judiciaryreport.com/images_5/michelle-obama-11-30-16-9.jpg

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Buffalo Joe, @Giancarlo M. Kumquat, @Reg Cæsar, @usNthem, @MEH 0910, @fish, @JimDandy, @Louis Renault, @36 ulster, @Svigor

    What happens, eventually, is that the sleeping White giant wakes up.

    The good whites are all woke now. The others keep sleeping hitting the snooze button.

  74. Michelle, honey baby chile. You need to think about how you and your husband have helped create the current situation.

    Secret Insider Clue: constant playing of the Race Card.

  75. Michelle Obama practically has the best life of anyone. She’s fabulously wealthy, married to the most popular man on the planet with two nice kids who (presumably) love her, and never has to do real work again due to the millions of followers who hang on her every word. If she still manages somehow to be depressed, what are the rest of the newly-unemployed sexless worker bee schlubs supposed to do?

  76. Well…good!!

    Still not tired of winning.

  77. So … what happens after Trump?

    Systemic Trumpism

  78. @Buzz Mohawk
    I suffer from high-grade obsessive-compulsive disorder. Can I blame Michelle Obama?

    So … what happens after Trump? Do all these mentally distressed leftists suddenly get better? Or do they find somebody besides Trump to blame their unhappiness upon?
     
    What happens, eventually, is that the sleeping White giant wakes up. I think I will be dead then, and I hope so, because it will get ugly.

    Michelle Obama is an affirmative action product that was hired into the corrupt Chicago system. She has never, ever expressed any gratitude or understanding of what country she was lucky enough to be born in. She can go to hell.

    http://www.judiciaryreport.com/images_5/michelle-obama-11-30-16-9.jpg

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Buffalo Joe, @Giancarlo M. Kumquat, @Reg Cæsar, @usNthem, @MEH 0910, @fish, @JimDandy, @Louis Renault, @36 ulster, @Svigor

    She may well be crossing the river Styx eventually. One can hope.

  79. SMK says: • Website

    “trump’s election was more the result of the great awakening than its cause.” Actually, Trump was elected for reasons that go far beyond and far predate the “great awakening” -whatever that is exactly.

    Over half a century of misrule by Democrats and Republicans, by the left and “cuck”-neocon opposition -open borders and an invasion of tens of millions of legal and illegal aliens that will soon transform the U.S. into a nonwhite-majority country; disastrous, unnecessary wars, the neocon and “cucks” and their malign “invite-the-word/invade-the-world crusade and ideology with its endless wars on behalf of Israel and glob democracy and massive Third-World immigration, exemplified by “the ghost of John McCain,” to quote Michelle Malkin; the outsourcing of millions of jobs to Mexico, China, and other nations- that’s why Trump is President.

    8-years of Bill and Hillary Clinton followed by 8-years of George W. Bush and the neocons followed by 8-years of Barack and Michelle Obama with 4-years of Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State -that’s why Trump is President. “The evil party and the stupid party,” to quote Sam Francis. And to paraphrase. “Often they get together and do things that are both evil and stupid; they call that bipartisanship,” e.g. all of the above, and much else. That’s why Trump is President.

  80. @Buffalo Joe
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Buzz, you know what I find depressing? Joe Biden is running for president and he might win. If only there was a less divisive candidate to run against him.

    Replies: @Coemgen, @El Dato, @AnotherDad, @Adam Smith, @JMcG

    “Yes Mr. Biden. You are doing pretty well in the polls. Now about that Veep… ”

    Meanwhile, in the culture wars: HAL-9000 more like RACISS-9000

    These “racial identities” can be found in both the fact that AIs and depictions of AIs have caucasion features and also typically talk in “standard white middle-class English,” including voices given to smartphone technology. The study suggests “black dialects” have been avoided because they are deemed “too controversial or outside the target market.”

    Because society has “for centuries, promoted the association of intelligence with white Europeans,” the researchers argue that artificial intelligence and machines are given white characteristics to feed into the racial biases of both users and creators.

    Getting called N*gger and M*therfucker by Bitch Siri is so hot right now.

    “In cases where these systems are racialized as white, that could have dangerous consequences for humans that are not,” Dr. Kanta Dihal, lead researcher in the study, said. “The perceived whiteness of AI will make it more difficult for people of color to advance in the field.”

    They make the AIs in movies White to keep us down. Got it! That’s why I don’t understand all those up-and-down wiggly squigglies in tensor calculus.

    Yeah, these writings should really NOT leak beyond the solipsistic academic cesspool. Put a biohazard sticker on it.

  81. @Hockamaw
    Everyone in America is agitated and depressed by the Culture War. We all feel like we’re losing all of the time, because we all are. Conservatives are always losing to liberals, and liberals are always losing to reality. It is depressing. It’s depressing as hell.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe, @Reg Cæsar, @Anonymous, @AnotherDad, @Hypnotoad666, @European-American

    Everyone in America is agitated and depressed by the Culture War. We all feel like we’re losing all of the time, because we all are.

    Conservatives are always losing to liberals, and liberals are always losing to reality.

    It is depressing. It’s depressing as hell.

    Hockmaw this is a spot on paragraph. And your quip–while we’ve all heard similar lines about liberals and reality–is one of the best i’ve heard in years.

    Well done! And i’ll note–since it’s my hobbyhorse–that separate nations would cure our side of it.

    • Replies: @Poirot
    @AnotherDad

    Can we all get along?
    Well, when it comes to leftists and rightists, the answer is: No, we can't.
    So, deal with it. When we get in each other's faces, we get on each other's nerves. It's time to get out of each other's faces. Leftists and rightists don't agree on the basics of social order and don't want to live under the same rules. That shouldn't be a problem because that's what separate countries are for.
    Only disconnect!

  82. In general, Americans seem to be suffering heightened mental health problems since about 2013, a.k.a., The Great Awokening, which dates to the first year of Michelle’s husband’s second term. Jean Twenge says the timing is due to smart phones and social media. I’ve argued that it was the Obama Administration being home safe with a second term that let them indulge their more socially destructive urges.

    A lot of it might have to do with the non-stop assault on all that is/was. The BLM nonsense, WWT and the creeping normalization of every deviant weirdo who crawls out from under a rock, the coarsening and cheapening of American “culture”. A lot of people my age have remarked to me that America isn’t just unrecognizable compared to thirty years ago – it’s unrecognizable compared to ten years ago, or even five years ago.

    The Democratic Party, when they’re out of office, always runs on the platform of fundmentally changing America. It’s almost as if they don’t like the country they seek to govern. The fact is, a lot of people – a lot of Democrats for that matter – like America just fine the way it is. They liked it just fine the way it was forty years ago. But it’s been changed none-the-less. The Dems current platform, largely written by Bernie Sanders and his Comintern, promises the biggest changes yet.

  83. So … what happens after Trump? Do all these mentally distressed leftists suddenly get better? Or do they find somebody besides Trump to blame their unhappiness upon?

    They go back to blaming all the problems of the world on the white working class and poor whites.

  84. @Art Deco
    Note, this woman quit practicing law in 1991 and for the next 17 years she had a series of what-do-you-do-all-day administrative jobs. In the White House, her project was making school lunches less palatable (while her mother supervised the children). Maybe she ought to learn a trade.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Abolish_public_education

    The story was that the Bar was going to lift her license, so she preemptively surrendered it.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Abolish_public_education


    The story was that the [Illinois] Bar was going to lift her license, so she preemptively surrendered it.
     
    It seems that was the story about Barry's bar license, not Michelle's. Barry was probably going to be disbarred because of lies in connection with a background check, e.g. claiming he had never used another name.

    Michelle's license was suspended by court order. The story was put about that a court order was the only way that one could voluntarily surrender or inactivate a bar license at the time. That story is not entirely ridiculous but it is probably a cover for something more serious. It could be that surrendering her bar license was the price Michelle had to pay to avoid a criminal prosecution over some Chicago-type deal that would have attracted unwelcome attention to others higher up. Perhaps she was prevailed upon to "take one for the team."

    , @Art Deco
    @Abolish_public_education

    IIRC, her license lapsed in 1993 for non-payment of fees. She quit practicing two years earlier. BO's license lapsed in 2002 (IIRC) for the same reason. Presumably they could activate their licenses if they cared to by paying the fees.

    The number of JD degrees awarded each year as we speak exceeds the number needed to staff the legal profession and does so by a factor of 1.5x. Lots of people leave the profession because they cannot make much of a living at it.

    IIRC the articles in The American Lawyer and what was going on in the larger firms in Rochester ca. 1990, there was a shakeout going on in the legal profession at the time. It wouldn't surprise me if she was counseled that when a partnership decision was to be made, she'd be out the door. As for him, he had a satisfactory record in school, but did not land a clerkship and did not land any kind of employment in law for a year after he graduated. He landed an associate's position in a 12 lawyer firm in 1993, but was reclassified as 'of counsel' when he was elected to the legislature in 1996. Unmotivated.

    Replies: @Abolish_public_education

  85. @Buffalo Joe
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Buzz, you know what I find depressing? Joe Biden is running for president and he might win. If only there was a less divisive candidate to run against him.

    Replies: @Coemgen, @El Dato, @AnotherDad, @Adam Smith, @JMcG

    Buzz, you know what I find depressing? Joe Biden is running for president and he might win. If only there was a less divisive candidate to run against him.

    Not me. There is too much to be divisive about. The minoritarian ideology the has taken over the establishment is cancerous garbage that offers nothing but national–civilizational–destruction. It’s a hideously false and evil ideology end-to-end. I want absolutely no part of it. So “divisive” is in fact a requirement.

    Trump’s great virtue is being a divisive candidate. The problem is we need a competent divisive candidate. But Trump is only a competently divisive candidate.

  86. @Hibernian

    Or do they find somebody besides Trump to blame their unhappiness upon?
     
    This. A President Cruz, Rubio, Ryan, etc., would have been/will be if elected, subjected to 95% of the slings and arrows to which our Orange President has been subjected.

    Replies: @Flip, @Travis

    mostly true, Would be interesting if they constantly called Rubio a racist who hates hispanics if he tried to build a wall and end the diversity visa…..We will never know, since Rubio would never build a wall and would increase immigration while granting amnesty to 15 million illegal aliens.

    But certainly Ryan and Cruz would face 95% of the same hatred from the media, even if they never attempted to reduce immigration. Unlike most politicians, Trump fights back which is why he won states which still have some working class whites, like PA and Michigan. Ryan, Rubio and Cruz would never win in Pennsylvania. Hillary would have easily beat these guys in PA and MI…..and so would Joe Biden.

  87. @Hockamaw
    Everyone in America is agitated and depressed by the Culture War. We all feel like we’re losing all of the time, because we all are. Conservatives are always losing to liberals, and liberals are always losing to reality. It is depressing. It’s depressing as hell.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe, @Reg Cæsar, @Anonymous, @AnotherDad, @Hypnotoad666, @European-American

    Conservatives are always losing to liberals, and liberals are always losing to reality.

    Quote of the day. I am going to borrow some version of this in the future. Thanks.

  88. The braindead “woke” Germans love her with a passion and they are hoping and praying that JB will talk her into becoming his running mate and then president after he peters out.

    One of my foremost axioms being : Whatever the deranged Teutons see as good is fatal for mankind and the US.

    The bonkers Krauts have reached the state of sheer madness with their rabid case of DTS and they are drunk with hate for the US Republicans.

    AJM “Mensa” qualified since 1973, airborne trained US Army vet, and pro jazz artist.

    • Replies: @El Dato
    @Authenticjazzman

    Germans love meaningless globalist virtue signalling even more than eating Currywurst while getting rumbled by Zigeuner. If needed, they virtue signal on behalf of others.

    One should worry when virtue signaling involves putting death's head on uniforms again.

    Replies: @nebulafox, @but an humble craftsman

  89. Michelle Obama has got to be in the running for the most boring First Lady ever. Mind you, I never agreed with the people who claimed she was ugly. In all of the pictures I’ve ever seen of her she’s seemed reasonably attractive, and perhaps even beautiful. But intellectually she is a complete dud.

    • Replies: @Sya Beerens
    @Wilkey

    She reminds me of her son, James Brown.

    , @jim jones
    @Wilkey

    I always confuse her with that hideous tennis player Serena Williams

    , @James Speaks
    @Wilkey


    I never agreed with the people who claimed she was ugly. In all of the pictures I’ve ever seen of her she’s seemed reasonably attractive, and perhaps even beautiful. But intellectually she is a complete dud
     
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  90. “I’m dealing with some form of low-grade depression. Not just because of the quarantine, but because of the racial strife and just seeing this administration. Watching the hypocrisy of it day in and day out is dispiriting,” Obama said in her new podcast.

    How many of us think this Princeton grad knows what “hypocrisy” means?

    • Replies: @Carol
    @ben tillman

    It means Trump won't turn himself inside out apologizing for his "racism."

    That's what hypocrisy is, innit?

    , @anonymous
    @ben tillman


    “I’m dealing with some form of low-grade depression. Not just because of the quarantine, but because of the racial strife and just seeing this administration. Watching the hypocrisy of it day in and day out is dispiriting,” Obama said in her new podcast.
     
    I think she should have a little more respect for the fellow who is probably going to be faced with the task of pardoning her husband. Gratitude can have a salving effect on self-generated depression.

    Also, were I her, I'd try to avoid looking in the mirror in the morning. She should wait until early afternoon. This would allow her face to shake out a bit.

    "Courage" is all fine and well, except in this instance. It's just being willful for no good reason.

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @ben tillman


    How many of us think this Princeton grad knows what “hypocrisy” means?
     
    Princeton is synonymous with hypocrisy.



    https://miro.medium.com/max/800/1*R0Ihi_f9oiw1zHLX8grLwQ.png

    Replies: @El Dato

  91. Of course she has “low-grade” depression.

    Everything she is and always has been is low-grade.

    • Replies: @El Dato
    @Igor Stravinsky

    Foreshadowing the heat death.

    Low-grade Rona.
    Low-grade depression.
    Low-grade elections.
    Low-grade crash of the dollar.
    Low-grade civil war.
    Low-grade Holodomor.

  92. @Buffalo Joe
    If I remember correctly Mrs. Obama's depression stretches back to college where she experienced racism in everything. She wrote her senior paper about it. And now, after living a fairy tale life, with hundreds of posed magazine covers, two healthy daughters, unlimited income potential and an estate on Martha's Vineyard she is still not happy. I found her husband to be depressing, so I guess we are even.

    Replies: @Art Deco, @JMcG, @Pop Warner, @Anonymous

    She’s depressed because after all of the brainwashing and indoctrination her daughters prefer white men

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @Pop Warner

    Pop, tell that to Tiny Duck.

    , @Svigor
    @Pop Warner

    Half the point of that crap is to peel Huwhite men away from Huwhite women so non-whites can get their hooks into them ("them" in this case being White men).

  93. @Jonathan Mason
    It is fairly common for women of Mrs Obama's age to suffer from depression, especially when they are overweight and their husbands have lost interest.

    However, being a former First Lady has its compensations and I doubt if she is really depressed at all.

    Replies: @Art Deco, @peterike

    especially when they are overweight and their husbands have lost interest.

    I’m not sure Barry was ever that interested. He gets his jollies in a different way.

  94. @Hockamaw
    Everyone in America is agitated and depressed by the Culture War. We all feel like we’re losing all of the time, because we all are. Conservatives are always losing to liberals, and liberals are always losing to reality. It is depressing. It’s depressing as hell.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe, @Reg Cæsar, @Anonymous, @AnotherDad, @Hypnotoad666, @European-American

    I’m not depressed. Many of my (liberal) friends and family are, or at least frequently upset. I feel very fortunate.

    I’m not depressed because I manage to ignore much of the news, which seems to be mostly garbage or about garbage, and mind my own business. 99.99% of the problems of the world I can’t do anything about anyway.

    I’m sorry if this is a boring comment or seems like bragging or whatever. I just feel lucky. I’ve been depressed in the past, and I know it sucks.

    And I’m aware that perhaps I should be depressed, or at least worried, about economic decline (my economic situation is uncertain), about crazy political trends, about the environment, about nuclear war, about health, etc… But, knock on wood, so far I feel fine.

    • Replies: @Goddard
    @European-American

    For white Americans, the current situation is depressing per se — whites are in palpable and rapid decline. For whatever reasons, that situation may not be enough to depress some of us as individuals. You may have a naturally sunny disposition, for example, and you may perform certain acts, such as shunning newsflow, that are conducive to good mental health. But make no mistake — the reality out there is changing, and not for the better.

  95. @Buffalo Joe
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Buzz, you know what I find depressing? Joe Biden is running for president and he might win. If only there was a less divisive candidate to run against him.

    Replies: @Coemgen, @El Dato, @AnotherDad, @Adam Smith, @JMcG

    Why not vote for Vermin Supreme?

    • Replies: @Kyle
    @Adam Smith

    I smoked a joint with vermin supreme at the convention in philly in 2016. Right out in front of city hall. That dude is hilarious.

    Replies: @Adam Smith

  96. Me, I blame the rise of the “Mid-Wits”. A person promoted beyond her actual competence will always be a depressed and angry liberal.

  97. @Buffalo Joe
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Buzz, you know what I find depressing? Joe Biden is running for president and he might win. If only there was a less divisive candidate to run against him.

    Replies: @Coemgen, @El Dato, @AnotherDad, @Adam Smith, @JMcG

    Just wait til he picks Michelle Obama as his running mate.

  98. @Art Deco
    @Buffalo Joe

    If she had any sense, she'd have figured out her little black dog lives inside of her and it ain't going away. What Barbara Bush said: "No, it doesn't get better, but you get better at it". In my mother's circle of friends, this was, I think, understood very well.

    Replies: @Not Only Wrathful, @Buffalo Joe, @European-American, @YetAnotherAnon

    Good quote. I tried to track it down, and found several attributions to the Queen Mother:

    The Queen Mother still feels the loss of her husband (and for a long time blamed Mrs Simpson for his early death). When comforting a friend who had lost her husband she was asked if it got any better with the passage of time. She replied “It doesn’t get any better but you get better at it.”

    http://www.rampantscotland.com/famous/blfamelizabeth3.htm

    Regarding depression, it does, for some, get better. More generally, statistically, outlook on life bottoms out around the age of 50. After that, it tends to look up.

    https://www.thestar.com/news/world/2017/08/25/life-satisfaction-bottoms-out-in-our-early-50s.html

  99. @Wilkey
    Michelle Obama has got to be in the running for the most boring First Lady ever. Mind you, I never agreed with the people who claimed she was ugly. In all of the pictures I’ve ever seen of her she’s seemed reasonably attractive, and perhaps even beautiful. But intellectually she is a complete dud.

    Replies: @Sya Beerens, @jim jones, @James Speaks

    She reminds me of her son, James Brown.

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  101. anonymous[186] • Disclaimer says:

    In other news, I think someone should intercede in Joe Biden’s camp and tell him he should stop speed-reading Isteve. His comprehension level isn’t acceptable.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @anonymous

    Regarding Biden’s recent comment, it’s looking like he may be losing a significant chunk of the angry, black, really really really gay vote. I keep telling dim Dems to watch out for Trump actively sucking up black votes. He doesn’t need them all. He just needs a relatively small percentage to make him unstoppable, and he’s been working on it since he got into office.

    At this point, due to his legislation efforts, he’s legitimately our first Black president proper.

    However, the typical liberal is absolutely flummoxed by this apparent visitor from another world, and reliably misjudges him every single fucking DAY, while Trump is having the time of his life! Trump makes me laugh regularly. I LOVE the little bully! And the Dems, who hate him so... keep HELPING him!

    https://twitter.com/ChristianWalk1r/status/1291458091075006465?s=20

  102. @ben tillman

    “I’m dealing with some form of low-grade depression. Not just because of the quarantine, but because of the racial strife and just seeing this administration. Watching the hypocrisy of it day in and day out is dispiriting,” Obama said in her new podcast.
     
    How many of us think this Princeton grad knows what "hypocrisy" means?

    Replies: @Carol, @anonymous, @Reg Cæsar

    It means Trump won’t turn himself inside out apologizing for his “racism.”

    That’s what hypocrisy is, innit?

  103. @Buffalo Joe
    @Hockamaw

    Hock, "Liberals are always losing to reality." Quote of the day.

    Replies: @Hockamaw, @Reg Cæsar

    Hock, “Liberals are always losing to reality.” Quote of the day.

    I can’t say it often enough: We are the liberals. Hell, Trump is the liberal in this race.

    Progressives are something else entirely. A mix of poutine and poteen. And, this “American Spring”, propane.

    • Replies: @JMcG
    @Reg Cæsar

    Poutine and poteen. That’s an elegantly turned phrase.

  104. anonymous[186] • Disclaimer says:
    @ben tillman

    “I’m dealing with some form of low-grade depression. Not just because of the quarantine, but because of the racial strife and just seeing this administration. Watching the hypocrisy of it day in and day out is dispiriting,” Obama said in her new podcast.
     
    How many of us think this Princeton grad knows what "hypocrisy" means?

    Replies: @Carol, @anonymous, @Reg Cæsar

    “I’m dealing with some form of low-grade depression. Not just because of the quarantine, but because of the racial strife and just seeing this administration. Watching the hypocrisy of it day in and day out is dispiriting,” Obama said in her new podcast.

    I think she should have a little more respect for the fellow who is probably going to be faced with the task of pardoning her husband. Gratitude can have a salving effect on self-generated depression.

    Also, were I her, I’d try to avoid looking in the mirror in the morning. She should wait until early afternoon. This would allow her face to shake out a bit.

    “Courage” is all fine and well, except in this instance. It’s just being willful for no good reason.

  105. SMK says: • Website

    “So….what happens after Trump” -whether he’s defeated by Biden and Kamala Harris, it now appears, who’ll replace the senile buffoon as President, probably if less than a year, as his dementia progresses, or is re-elected?

    Every night, Sean Hannity calls the 2020 presidential election the “most consequential in our lifetime” if not in all of American history and predicts a nation-destroying catastrophe, a triumph of “socialism” and tyranny over freedom and capitalism, should Biden. But if Trump is re-elected, what will occur when he leaves office in Jan. of 2025 and is replaced, almost surely, by a democrat, surely a person of color and likely a black female, who’ll be far more extreme, radical, and anti-white than”uncle Joe.” Unless massive nonwhite immigration is ended, virtually all of it and forever, and 20-30 illegal aliens are deported by the police or through “attrition,” and whites have more children and/or immigration of whites from Europe and elsewhere is increased, a Trump victory will only delay the ineluctable, the transformation of the U.S. into a nonwhite-majority country in which no Republican will ever be elected president again and the democrats will control and rule the House and Senate forever with ever-increasing and increasingly nonwhite-majorities -and the left will control everthing, not almost everthing, as it does today and has done so for decades.

    Given his race denialism, Hannity is utterly oblivious to the consequences of this demographic transformation, this apocalyptic “great replacment” juggernaut, politically, legally, culturally. I hope he lives long enough to see the malign effects in full and, possibly, to realize that he was wrong in denying the realities of race in respect to blacks and Mestizos/Amerindians.

  106. @Wilkey
    Michelle Obama has got to be in the running for the most boring First Lady ever. Mind you, I never agreed with the people who claimed she was ugly. In all of the pictures I’ve ever seen of her she’s seemed reasonably attractive, and perhaps even beautiful. But intellectually she is a complete dud.

    Replies: @Sya Beerens, @jim jones, @James Speaks

    I always confuse her with that hideous tennis player Serena Williams

  107. I criticize Trump for having accomplished little or nothing but I do need to give him credit for any suffering that he inflicts upon people like Michelle Obama.

  108. @Reg Cæsar
    @Buffalo Joe


    Hock, “Liberals are always losing to reality.” Quote of the day.
     
    I can't say it often enough: We are the liberals. Hell, Trump is the liberal in this race.

    Progressives are something else entirely. A mix of poutine and poteen. And, this "American Spring", propane.

    Replies: @JMcG

    Poutine and poteen. That’s an elegantly turned phrase.

  109. I can see why Michelle might be disillusioned. The election and reelection of her husband proved her beliefs about America being systemically racist were wrong, and all the depressing stuff done by and in reaction to African Americans continued and had nothing to do with it.

    The rise in wokeness since then is sort of like a religious cult where the members become even more zealous after the doomsday prediction doesn’t come to pass.

    • Replies: @TelfoedJohn
    @Dave Pinsen

    There’s a uptick in PC/Woke etc every 20-25 years or so. It goes all the way back to post-war Frankfurt school and their obsession with defeating any ideology which smelled, to them, of fascism.

    Each generation of students schools the next generation, but the definitions of fascism get more unmoored from reality. So now a fascist is someone who doesn’t think children should be mutilated to become a different gender.

    During these woke periods in the past, most people just keep their heads down, knowing that it will pass. But this time, it feels different. People are feeling they have the cover-up their feelings in public and be extra-discreet about their opinions. Being sane is the new gay.

  110. OT:

    Coudenhove-Kalergi poster child Zoe Saldana apologizes for having the audacity to portray the descendant of a Slave-American:

    Zoe Saldana Tearfully Apologizes for Playing Nina Simone

    https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2020/08/06/zoe-saldana-tearfully-apologizes-for-playing-nina-simone/

    At the rate the Wokemon are going they’re going to come up with something far more complex and convoluted than the Nuremberg race laws.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @The Wild Geese Howard

    Howard, if she is sincere, and I doubt that, she should donate all her earnings from her role to bLM.

  111. Steve, a post is credited to Paul Kersey on Unz.com but to you on Vdare.com. Inquiring minds want to know.

  112. @Wilkey
    Michelle Obama has got to be in the running for the most boring First Lady ever. Mind you, I never agreed with the people who claimed she was ugly. In all of the pictures I’ve ever seen of her she’s seemed reasonably attractive, and perhaps even beautiful. But intellectually she is a complete dud.

    Replies: @Sya Beerens, @jim jones, @James Speaks

    I never agreed with the people who claimed she was ugly. In all of the pictures I’ve ever seen of her she’s seemed reasonably attractive, and perhaps even beautiful. But intellectually she is a complete dud

    .

    Bantu

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    May 20, 2008 · The most common features were oval or inverted trapezoid facial shapes, intermediate size noses with a down-turned septum tilt and intermediate size mouths with a flat V-shaped upper lip notch (cupid’s bow). The eyes were mostly situated closely together.

  113. anon[429] • Disclaimer says:

    OT: For some “depressing” news:

    A widely cited University of Washington model predicts U.S. deaths from COVID-19 will reach nearly 300,000 by Dec. 1.

    The forecast of 295,011 deaths is 137,000 more than the roughly 158,000 U.S. deaths reported so far. The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation model assumes that many states will impose new stay-at-home orders as deaths climb.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention monitors the model along with forecasts from about 30 other modeling groups. Combined, the models predict from 168,000 to 182,000 total COVID-19 deaths by Aug. 22.

    https://foxrochester.com/news/coronavirus/us-deaths-predicted-at-nearly-300000-by-dec-1

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @anon

    FourTwoNine, Texas' death total from Covid-19 is 3000 plus at the halfway point of the year, which is a third of their Sars dead total for a whole year. Chill.

    Replies: @anon, @HA

    , @AnotherDad
    @anon

    Don't worry Anon, they are keeping Uncle Joe in lockdown.

  114. @Igor Stravinsky
    Of course she has "low-grade" depression.

    Everything she is and always has been is low-grade.

    Replies: @El Dato

    Foreshadowing the heat death.

    Low-grade Rona.
    Low-grade depression.
    Low-grade elections.
    Low-grade crash of the dollar.
    Low-grade civil war.
    Low-grade Holodomor.

  115. Anonymous[387] • Disclaimer says:
    @Buffalo Joe
    If I remember correctly Mrs. Obama's depression stretches back to college where she experienced racism in everything. She wrote her senior paper about it. And now, after living a fairy tale life, with hundreds of posed magazine covers, two healthy daughters, unlimited income potential and an estate on Martha's Vineyard she is still not happy. I found her husband to be depressing, so I guess we are even.

    Replies: @Art Deco, @JMcG, @Pop Warner, @Anonymous

    And now, after living a fairy tale life, with hundreds of posed magazine covers, two healthy daughters, unlimited income potential and an estate on Martha’s Vineyard she is still not happy.

    Fairy tale life, indeed.

    Like everyone else here, I am sorry to hear that MO is currently down in the dumps (let’s face it: typing whilst one is consumed by empathy is never easy, is it?). Especially so because one of my favourite quotes from any political figure, ever, comes from her. It’s the one in which MO complains about how her family moved into a white neighbourhood, only for the whites to promptly move out and “abandon” MO and her family to their fate.

    “Upstanding families like ours, who were doing everything we were supposed to do and better — as we moved in, white folks moved out, because they were afraid of what our families represented,” she said. “I always stop there when I talk about this out in the world because I want to remind white folks that y’all were running from us. This family, with all the values you read about: You ran from us. And you’re still running.”

    What makes the quote so great, of course, is how it starkly illustrates that MO has never once stopped to ask herself if there might be a perfectly valid reason for whites running away from her.

    Why can’t those racist, self-centred white people see that, every time they flee from encroaching blacks, they are taking MO’s happiness with them? No wonder she is depressed!

    All joking aside, if nothing else, the riots in America have made it quite clear what white people who stick around blacks can expect from them. I have no doubt American white liberals will carry on making approving noises about blacks in public whilst going to great lengths to seek out “good schools” for their children.

    It looks as though Michelle Obama is going to be depressed for a long, long time to come. Let’s hope she isn’t the sort that has trouble taking pills.

    • Thanks: Buffalo Joe
    • Replies: @AnotherDad
    @Anonymous


    “Upstanding families like ours, who were doing everything we were supposed to do and better — as we moved in, white folks moved out, because they were afraid of what our families represented,” she said. “I always stop there when I talk about this out in the world because I want to remind white folks that y’all were running from us. This family, with all the values you read about: You ran from us. And you’re still running.”
     
    Uh ... so what.

    That matters not one whit if you--your people--have are capable.

    I'd *love* to have this power. I'd gather up all my friends, i'd scrap up enough for a down payment on a pricey beach house, move in ... and we'd all jump in and snap up beach houses on the cheap as all the neighbors fled and sold off. (We could even all agree to move back out ... and sell them back for a profit!)

    The problem with blacks is not that whites flee, it is the quality of neighborhood that blacks themselves create ... which is why whites flee.


    This is core of the nasty ideology of minoritarianism. That minorities are entitled to the presence and sufferance of the majority (specifically white gentiles). That minorities have an entitlement to the positive externalities that white gentiles generate.
  116. @Authenticjazzman
    The braindead "woke" Germans love her with a passion and they are hoping and praying that JB will talk her into becoming his running mate and then president after he peters out.

    One of my foremost axioms being : Whatever the deranged Teutons see as good is fatal for mankind and the US.

    The bonkers Krauts have reached the state of sheer madness with their rabid case of DTS and they are drunk with hate for the US Republicans.

    AJM "Mensa" qualified since 1973, airborne trained US Army vet, and pro jazz artist.

    Replies: @El Dato

    Germans love meaningless globalist virtue signalling even more than eating Currywurst while getting rumbled by Zigeuner. If needed, they virtue signal on behalf of others.

    One should worry when virtue signaling involves putting death’s head on uniforms again.

    • Replies: @nebulafox
    @El Dato

    West Germans do. East Germans are another story. Merkel is not a popular woman in her former country. The AfD is not going away, and you can squarely lay that at the feet of her 2015 decision to open the borders.

    >One should worry when virtue signaling involves putting death’s head on uniforms again.

    The German tendency toward intellectual radicalism and profundity is probably why they won more Nobel Prizes in science than Britain, France, the United States, and Russia/USSR combined before WWII. Applied to politics, it works out less well.

    It's often said these days that the entrenchment of West Germany as a "Western" European nation as opposed to Germany's traditional middle ground stance between the Western and Slavic Worlds was an artificial reality of the Cold War, and we shouldn't be shocked that things are going back to normal. Maybe the empiricism of the Adenauer era and the war generation is another thing that has faded.

    , @but an humble craftsman
    @El Dato

    Never forget please learn about the fate anglo american hypocrisy bestowed on eastern Europe.



    Perhaps there is a reason why Hitler is always mentioned and Stalin never?

    Why even he Russian head of state is called a new Hitler and not a new Stalin?

  117. @Dave Pinsen
    I can see why Michelle might be disillusioned. The election and reelection of her husband proved her beliefs about America being systemically racist were wrong, and all the depressing stuff done by and in reaction to African Americans continued and had nothing to do with it.

    The rise in wokeness since then is sort of like a religious cult where the members become even more zealous after the doomsday prediction doesn't come to pass.

    https://twitter.com/dpinsen/status/1273109430297669635?s=20

    Replies: @TelfoedJohn

    There’s a uptick in PC/Woke etc every 20-25 years or so. It goes all the way back to post-war Frankfurt school and their obsession with defeating any ideology which smelled, to them, of fascism.

    Each generation of students schools the next generation, but the definitions of fascism get more unmoored from reality. So now a fascist is someone who doesn’t think children should be mutilated to become a different gender.

    During these woke periods in the past, most people just keep their heads down, knowing that it will pass. But this time, it feels different. People are feeling they have the cover-up their feelings in public and be extra-discreet about their opinions. Being sane is the new gay.

  118. @Spartan

    So … what happens after Trump? Do all these mentally distressed leftists suddenly get better? Or do they find somebody besides Trump to blame their unhappiness upon?
     
    The villain is always the healthy white Christian man. Trump is his current avatar, but there will be others after him.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    Spartan, it is all talk. None of them, to my knowledge, left the USA as they promised after Trump’s election. Take a couple of Tylenol with a glass of wine. Depression goes away.

  119. Where does all this progressives rage/mental illness get channeled after Biden wins? First there will be a week or two of celebration as all await the Great Socialist Utopia a.k.a. Immanentization of the Eschaton a.k.a. Heaven on Earth. When that fails to materialize, it’s obviously because hidden reactionaries are sabotaging progress. Time for a nation-wide dekulakization, which mostly kills moderate socialists because all the actual kulaks have long since fled the country.

    Eventually the men of words are outfoxed by a man of action like Stalin or Deng who decides that this nonsense has gone on long enough, executes all leftists on trumped-up charges, and implements a “democracy with American characteristics” that closely resembles what leftists think we have now: A corporate state run by and for corporations, where poor people are deprived of food, shelter, and health care, the media spews nationalist propaganda non-stop, and police crush all resistance without mercy and kill black people for sport.

  120. @Tiny Duck
    We need something to bring us togehter and inspire national unity.

    I think we should go to war with Russia

    It is a white supremacist country that is christian and we would wipe the floor with them.

    Look at media today everyone aside from racists AGREE that white supremacy and whiteness are the great evils of our time

    Replies: @Dieter Kief, @anon, @James Speaks

    I think we should go to war with Russia

    Ok, but what then? I mean – after what – the victory about Russia? Wouldn’t that be suprematist too? – And wouldn’t the white devil Donald Trump profit from it? I mean – there’s an election just around the bend, Tiny Duck, don’t you forget about that!

    PS

    What sense does it make to go to war with Russia, as long as US cities are being looted and the black body count in Chicago is already higher at the average weekend than it was in Vietnam? – The world has become so complicated lately, – help me out, Tiny Duck, please, help me out!

  121. @Steve Richter
    what to make of the Bret, and now Eric Weinstein, idea of unity 2020? Unity 2020 is Bret's plan to reject both presidential candidates and replace with, I think, an unelected unity government. Where power is shared, those in office switch roles periodically. Anyway, as even Bret would say, the details are unimportant. What is important is to not elect Biden or Trump, and instead to govern from the sensible, political center.

    Bret has been broadcasting a new YouTube video every other day. The latest introduces brother Eric as a newly convinced adherent of the movement:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXPVe-YHDzo

    Replies: @Dave Pinsen, @Muggles

    Bad idea.

  122. Steve,

    You’ve mentioned several times how intra-family disputes, especially ones in Jewish homes,
    carry over into national politics,

    Ever notice how Nikole “1619 Project” Hannah Jones NEVER mentions her white mother? Hmmm….

  123. @Tiny Duck
    We need something to bring us togehter and inspire national unity.

    I think we should go to war with Russia

    It is a white supremacist country that is christian and we would wipe the floor with them.

    Look at media today everyone aside from racists AGREE that white supremacy and whiteness are the great evils of our time

    Replies: @Dieter Kief, @anon, @James Speaks

    Look, everybody, it’s Hillary Clinton!

  124. Anonymous[387] • Disclaimer says:
    @rational actor

    So … what happens after Trump? Do all these mentally distressed leftists suddenly get better? Or do they find somebody besides Trump to blame their unhappiness upon?
     
    The victim culture of progressivism is obviously attractive to the mentally unbalanced anyway, but on top of this it is itself an engine for fostering emotional instability. Once you have bought into the notion that the personal is political you accept that every aspect of your identity is politicized, and that all political events have existential implications for you. Losing an election isn't just a matter of being disappointed or taking it as a cue to revise your strategy; it is read as a threat to both your mental and bodily integrity, because politics is understood to be so all-consuming that it cannot be anything else.

    Progs are destabilized in other ways we're all familiar with. The idea of 'microaggressions' facilitates paranoia, because nothing is innocuous and everything is personal. Systemic racism/misogyny/whatever rejects personal agency in favour of blaming others for your problems, leading to ever more draconian attempts to control and micromanage human behaviour in the belief that eventually it will lead to utopia. Feminism has spent several decades insisting that the world is super dangerous for women and all men are rapists, so women who believe this are irrationally fearful of interactions with mean.

    Unstable people without the capability of becoming responsible for themselves readily accept that they need the protection of Big Woke. I'm afraid this isn't going to get better without some real sink-or-swim catastrophe.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    Losing an election isn’t just a matter of being disappointed or taking it as a cue to revise your strategy; it is read as a threat to both your mental and bodily integrity,

    I have heard reports of American leftists who have been unable to move their bowels since Trump was elected.

    • Replies: @AnotherDad
    @Anonymous


    I have heard reports of American leftists who have been unable to move their bowels since Trump was elected.
     
    That's gotta hurt!
  125. @The Wild Geese Howard
    OT:

    Coudenhove-Kalergi poster child Zoe Saldana apologizes for having the audacity to portray the descendant of a Slave-American:

    Zoe Saldana Tearfully Apologizes for Playing Nina Simone

    https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2020/08/06/zoe-saldana-tearfully-apologizes-for-playing-nina-simone/

    At the rate the Wokemon are going they're going to come up with something far more complex and convoluted than the Nuremberg race laws.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    Howard, if she is sincere, and I doubt that, she should donate all her earnings from her role to bLM.

  126. @Buzz Mohawk
    I suffer from high-grade obsessive-compulsive disorder. Can I blame Michelle Obama?

    So … what happens after Trump? Do all these mentally distressed leftists suddenly get better? Or do they find somebody besides Trump to blame their unhappiness upon?
     
    What happens, eventually, is that the sleeping White giant wakes up. I think I will be dead then, and I hope so, because it will get ugly.

    Michelle Obama is an affirmative action product that was hired into the corrupt Chicago system. She has never, ever expressed any gratitude or understanding of what country she was lucky enough to be born in. She can go to hell.

    http://www.judiciaryreport.com/images_5/michelle-obama-11-30-16-9.jpg

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Buffalo Joe, @Giancarlo M. Kumquat, @Reg Cæsar, @usNthem, @MEH 0910, @fish, @JimDandy, @Louis Renault, @36 ulster, @Svigor

    Episode XXX, The Wookie Strikes.

    Now this broad knows what it was like to be White under bleg “mah firss tahm being proud to be an Amerrikkkan” rule.

    Which always struck me for its clueless self-centeredness, in addition to the obvious; wow, so all it takes is for us to make your hubby President – you’re a cheap date.

  127. anonymous[387] • Disclaimer says:
    @anonymous

    Do all these mentally distressed leftists suddenly get better?
     
    Not until they stop combining smoking high grade marijuana with their insanity inducing vegan diets.

    Steve needs to remind folks of what has now proven to be two very harmful Obama era policies, marijuana legalization and the promotion of "plant-based" diets.

    Remember back when Michelle Obama was promoting carb heavy plant based diets to a whole generation of kids through her good buddy (((Dr Dean Ornish)))?

    Ten years later you have a whole generation of sickly paranoid young people primed for Jewish/leftist brainwashing.

    There is a reason even among the left Antifa is known as the Vegan ISIS.

    Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Antagonists of the Alt-Right: The Daily Show
    https://youtu.be/kmpqnxpYUqA?t=317

    Steve looks at the mugshots of BLM rioters with the crazed staring eyes and asks how most of they are not are trannies or at least some variety of gender dysphoric.

    Good question!!! But how many got that way because of pot smoking, plant based diets and environmental plastics pollutants such as BPA having royally screwed with their hormones?

    Well Steve you are partly on to something.

    The Eyes Never Lie - Veganism Is Controlled Malnutrition
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30w3FtAI23A

    Vegans: The Epitome of Malnourishment
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFF30jfTubU

    Remember your favorite celebrity vegans from years past?

    Here is what they look like today.

    Fiona Apple
    https://youtu.be/vPUTH0ZOBJ4?t=44

    Suzi Amis Cameron
    https://youtu.be/vPUTH0ZOBJ4?t=124

    Saddest of all, here is a 43 year old (((Alicia Sliverstone))), please Steve try not to cry.
    https://youtu.be/vPUTH0ZOBJ4?t=946

    Not only does Alicia look 20 years older than she should, she is hurting her son with her vegan insanity.

    Replies: @anonymous, @Alec Leamas (hard at work)

    For those doubting the Vegan + Antifa connection.

    https://duckduckgo.com/?q=vegan+antifa&t=brave&iax=images&ia=images

    Antifa begs for vegan burgers OR ELSE! Cities will implode

  128. @anon
    OT: For some "depressing" news:

    A widely cited University of Washington model predicts U.S. deaths from COVID-19 will reach nearly 300,000 by Dec. 1.

    The forecast of 295,011 deaths is 137,000 more than the roughly 158,000 U.S. deaths reported so far. The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation model assumes that many states will impose new stay-at-home orders as deaths climb.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention monitors the model along with forecasts from about 30 other modeling groups. Combined, the models predict from 168,000 to 182,000 total COVID-19 deaths by Aug. 22.
     
    https://foxrochester.com/news/coronavirus/us-deaths-predicted-at-nearly-300000-by-dec-1

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe, @AnotherDad

    FourTwoNine, Texas’ death total from Covid-19 is 3000 plus at the halfway point of the year, which is a third of their Sars dead total for a whole year. Chill.

    • Replies: @anon
    @Buffalo Joe

    Yes, that is why the quote marks. Even at 300,000, it is still well below heart diseases and cancer; and we don't stop living in terror of those.

    Heart disease: 647,457
    Cancer: 599,108

    https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/leading-causes-of-death.htm

    , @HA
    @Buffalo Joe

    "FourTwoNine, Texas’ death total from Covid-19 is 3000 plus at the halfway point of the year, which is a third of their Sars dead total for a whole year. Chill."

    Actually, Texas' death toll on Jul 1 was 2,852. Whereas today, a little over two months later, the death toll is 8,000 plus --i.e., already almost 3 times as much. And flu season and the school year is about to start.

    It's good that you're so chill about all that, I guess, but given the last couple of months, I can understand why others might have a different take.

    https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/usa/texas/

    Replies: @anon, @Buffalo Joe, @Art Deco

  129. Anonymous[379] • Disclaimer says:

    More mental health problems, especially amongst the young? Cannabis.

  130. @Voltarde

    "... the evidence is clear that American progressives were going nuts ..."
     
    I suffer from high-grade cognitive dissonance over the political use of the term "progressive".

    How is turning a beautiful city like SF into an open latrine "progress"? Violent bums urinating and defecating on the street is "progress"? City hotels turned into flophouses for the said bums? One such taxpayer financed flophouse even had an improvised meth lab.

    Ditto for the same rot afflicting other beautiful cities like Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver. DeBlasio's tenure as NYC mayor is "progress"?

    Arson, looting, and an open surrender to thuggery and mob violence? This is "progress"? Emptying the prisons of violent repeat offenders, while at the same time LA's mayor plans to cut off the power and water for homes and businesses accused of COVID-19-related violations?

    Europe demographically annihilated by non-Europeans who openly despise and actively destroy European civilization? If that aggressively pursued and openly celebrated political objective of so-called "progressives" is "progress" then shooting yourself in the head is "progress".

    Even the current use of the term "leftist" is completely outdated. There is very little left of the "left". What's called the "left" is now little more than cynical careerism, mainly to obtain or advance in government, foundation, and NGO bullshit jobs.

    Replies: @El Dato, @Prester John

    Someone once wrote a whole book on that:

    https://www.thenewamerican.com/culture/history/item/4668-the-60th-anniversary-of-orwells-1984

    Of course, for duckwriters at the WaPo, NYT, the New Yorker, The Grauniad and the BCC, it is really about “Trump’s America”. And in a sense, it is.

    • Thanks: Voltarde
  131. @Hockamaw
    @Buffalo Joe


    Hock, “Liberals are always losing to reality.” Quote of the day.
     
    Paraphrased from a post on Curtis Yarvin’s new blog. Have to give credit where credit is due.

    Replies: @Svigor

    You’re wasting your time on that guy. Assuming you aren’t jevvish or just looking to waste time, in which case, carry on.

    By the end of the day, we will be hearing about how terrible it was we dropped the bomb.

    By end of week you will see people calling for the removal of WW2 memorials etc.

    Is there a petition I can sign? I am absolutely in favor of the demolition of all WW2 memorials, monuments, etc. What a horrible idea that whole thing was. Would love to see every shoah business museum and monument removed from American soil as well; they have no business here. No good business, anyway.

  132. Anonymous[504] • Disclaimer says:

    Outrage at a First Lady is hardly worth the effort, she represents her era well, in fact. That’s how you get to be First Lady. The wardrobe of LGD Low-Grade Depression is fashionable for women now. They are also intrigued to try on more serious psychosis (Charlotte Perkins Gilman handbag) but quite reasonably don’t wish to stigmatize themselves and thus grant advantage to the surrounding females of the pack. As toil of striving against depressedness is no longer valorized, it’s accepted and somehow more genuine to outfit with the accessories of “slight mental illness,” if the main alternative is failing at being cheery or even pleasant. It’s a good excuse

  133. Anonymous[141] • Disclaimer says:
    @Abolish_public_education
    @Art Deco

    The story was that the Bar was going to lift her license, so she preemptively surrendered it.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Art Deco

    The story was that the [Illinois] Bar was going to lift her license, so she preemptively surrendered it.

    It seems that was the story about Barry’s bar license, not Michelle’s. Barry was probably going to be disbarred because of lies in connection with a background check, e.g. claiming he had never used another name.

    Michelle’s license was suspended by court order. The story was put about that a court order was the only way that one could voluntarily surrender or inactivate a bar license at the time. That story is not entirely ridiculous but it is probably a cover for something more serious. It could be that surrendering her bar license was the price Michelle had to pay to avoid a criminal prosecution over some Chicago-type deal that would have attracted unwelcome attention to others higher up. Perhaps she was prevailed upon to “take one for the team.”

  134. @Voltarde

    "... the evidence is clear that American progressives were going nuts ..."
     
    I suffer from high-grade cognitive dissonance over the political use of the term "progressive".

    How is turning a beautiful city like SF into an open latrine "progress"? Violent bums urinating and defecating on the street is "progress"? City hotels turned into flophouses for the said bums? One such taxpayer financed flophouse even had an improvised meth lab.

    Ditto for the same rot afflicting other beautiful cities like Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver. DeBlasio's tenure as NYC mayor is "progress"?

    Arson, looting, and an open surrender to thuggery and mob violence? This is "progress"? Emptying the prisons of violent repeat offenders, while at the same time LA's mayor plans to cut off the power and water for homes and businesses accused of COVID-19-related violations?

    Europe demographically annihilated by non-Europeans who openly despise and actively destroy European civilization? If that aggressively pursued and openly celebrated political objective of so-called "progressives" is "progress" then shooting yourself in the head is "progress".

    Even the current use of the term "leftist" is completely outdated. There is very little left of the "left". What's called the "left" is now little more than cynical careerism, mainly to obtain or advance in government, foundation, and NGO bullshit jobs.

    Replies: @El Dato, @Prester John

    “Violent bums urinating and defecating on the street is ‘progress’?”

    A temporary glitch. The sleigh ride on the road to utopia can never be stopped, only delayed. Progress is just around the corner. And when it does, there’ll be lots of toys and goodies on the sleigh. You watch.

  135. Anonymous[379] • Disclaimer says:
    @Andrew M
    A quick test is whether this stuff afflicts other parts of the world. How’s the BLM movement in Canada going? Has use of the word “racism” skyrocketed in Australian newspapers? Have teenage girls in the UK gone trans-crazy? Have teen depression rates soared as much in other countries as they have in the US?

    If the US is an outlier, then you can blame politics and/or culture. If the US aligns with other countries, especially non-Anglo countries, then social media is to blame.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    Have teenage girls in the UK gone trans-crazy?

    A bit, although there seems to be considerably more resistance to the trans-lunacy than in the US.
    The government has removed its support from the proposed ‘self id’ law changes demanded by trans activists, in which a person could demand to be treated as whatever sex they feel like at the particular moment.
    Oddly, alot of the push-back has come from older feminists who, just like a white male, seem to be as mad as hell and unwilling to take it any more.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @Anonymous

    ThreeSevenNine, I was going through a book of American Indian photos, from the Smitsonian collection, that I have on the shelf. There is a photo of a Zuni transsexual, male to female, that surprised me. According to the text "The choice of an opposite role was a final decision made at puberty." The women might joke about the situation but accepted it because she remained in the household and worked harder than they did. Native American self ID, who knew? (Photo taken 1884-1887)

    Replies: @Alden

  136. Off-topic: a certain commenter here known by the alias ”’Corvinus”’ likes to say Sailer is cagey, cagey! which I completely agree with, but find irrelevant next to the caginess of who might be the next American president, who said he would choose his running ma’am this week, and so far has not done so — and by this I mean the choosing part, as he said today Kamala Harris is still “very much in contention”. That doesn’t refer to the announcing part, when she publicly reveals who she is, which he is very much cagey about since last Tuesday.

    (also, since we know it’s going to be a she, so why does the media — CNN and The New York Times, as shown below — keep using the term “running mate”? Why are they willingly using sexist language?)

    From CNN on July 28:

    Asked whether he will meet in person with finalists for the role, Biden said, “We’ll see.”

    On Tuesday, he said the selection will come in the first week of August. (…)
    His comments on Tuesday did not indicate when Biden will publicly announce his selection.

    And today, from The New York Times:

    Mr. Biden would not say when he would announce his pick for vice president, telling reporters with the National Association of Black Journalists and National Association of Hispanic Journalists that they would “find out shortly” how many women were on his shortlist.

    Why all of that? He said he’d make the choice this week, which means he likely already chose whoever it will be. Why all the caginess? This man wants to be president of the (for now) most powerful nation in the world, and he cannot commit to this, or to other, unrelated things:

    In response to a question about whether he could envision Mr. Trump being prosecuted after leaving office, Mr. Biden said he believed the Justice Department should “pursue the prosecution of anyone that they think has violated the law.” But he steered clear of saying himself that Mr. Trump should be pursued criminally.

    “In terms of saying, ‘I think the president violated the law. I think the president did this, therefore, go in and prosecute him.’ — I will not do that,” Mr. Biden said.

    Cagey! If this gentleman is elected and survives to actually preside the United States, I presume we can expect a lot of vague statements. If there is still rioting in the streets, for example, let alone if it intensifies, how much we can expect Biden to actually name the responsible parties?
    Instead, I foresee a lot of what Trump himself does, but even more, saying vague things along the lines of the run-on sentences the cagey ones ever favor like, “whoever is breaking the law, they can expect consequences soon enough” or ”destruction came down upon our cities today, that’s not something that’s going to be tolerated”.

    Regardless of who wins in November, it seems the United States will not be able to rely on a president who commits to matters that should be commited to. Sailer is cagey in his closet and rules over nothing; both Trump and Biden are cagey and rule (or might rule) over the massive monster of a country that is the US, the difference being that Biden might not even get out of his closet in Delaware, and I believe the media will be very late to point that out.

    • Agree: El Dato
  137. @anonymous

    Do all these mentally distressed leftists suddenly get better?
     
    Not until they stop combining smoking high grade marijuana with their insanity inducing vegan diets.

    Steve needs to remind folks of what has now proven to be two very harmful Obama era policies, marijuana legalization and the promotion of "plant-based" diets.

    Remember back when Michelle Obama was promoting carb heavy plant based diets to a whole generation of kids through her good buddy (((Dr Dean Ornish)))?

    Ten years later you have a whole generation of sickly paranoid young people primed for Jewish/leftist brainwashing.

    There is a reason even among the left Antifa is known as the Vegan ISIS.

    Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Antagonists of the Alt-Right: The Daily Show
    https://youtu.be/kmpqnxpYUqA?t=317

    Steve looks at the mugshots of BLM rioters with the crazed staring eyes and asks how most of they are not are trannies or at least some variety of gender dysphoric.

    Good question!!! But how many got that way because of pot smoking, plant based diets and environmental plastics pollutants such as BPA having royally screwed with their hormones?

    Well Steve you are partly on to something.

    The Eyes Never Lie - Veganism Is Controlled Malnutrition
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30w3FtAI23A

    Vegans: The Epitome of Malnourishment
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFF30jfTubU

    Remember your favorite celebrity vegans from years past?

    Here is what they look like today.

    Fiona Apple
    https://youtu.be/vPUTH0ZOBJ4?t=44

    Suzi Amis Cameron
    https://youtu.be/vPUTH0ZOBJ4?t=124

    Saddest of all, here is a 43 year old (((Alicia Sliverstone))), please Steve try not to cry.
    https://youtu.be/vPUTH0ZOBJ4?t=946

    Not only does Alicia look 20 years older than she should, she is hurting her son with her vegan insanity.

    Replies: @anonymous, @Alec Leamas (hard at work)

    I don’t know if it got into one of those montages or not, but one of the best is the video of the vegan guy who is screaming about not killing the animals while his front tooth just slips right out of his mouth on camera.

    That said, I get the suspicion that many of these “vegans” are just running cover for anorexia nervosa, and veganism gives them a convenient excuse to absent themselves from communal meals and other common opportunities for detection.

    The real shame is the young women who possess natural beauty getting all haggard by malnutrition.

    Also, I suppose I can understand on some level not wanting baby lambs slaughtered for your dinner. But who could really empathize with, say, a crab? How about a clam, oyster or mussel? I just can’t get to that level of abstraction of “life” such that I wouldn’t dunk one of these “lifes” in cocktail sauce and throw it down the hatch.

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

    In my part of the country, roadways are littered with dead deer every. single. day.

    Close-in suburban 1/4 acre yards are home to as many as a dozen deer at a time: can't raise proper vegan gardens because the deer eat them. Can't let the kids romp in the yard for fear of deer ticks --> Lyme disease.

    Meanwhile, on those same roadways, more and more people -- mostly men but some women; increasingly white -- are panhandling.

    An efficient society would harvest the deer for food. Good protein. Tastes just like beef.

  138. @Buffalo Joe
    @anon

    FourTwoNine, Texas' death total from Covid-19 is 3000 plus at the halfway point of the year, which is a third of their Sars dead total for a whole year. Chill.

    Replies: @anon, @HA

    Yes, that is why the quote marks. Even at 300,000, it is still well below heart diseases and cancer; and we don’t stop living in terror of those.

    Heart disease: 647,457
    Cancer: 599,108

    https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/leading-causes-of-death.htm

  139. @Anonymous
    @Buzz Mohawk


    Michelle Obama is an affirmative action product that was hired into the corrupt Chicago system.
     
    I agree. Yet it’s weird how Barack Obama did have highly intelligent and competent black women around him, specifically Valerie Jarrett (whose grandfather, Robert Robinson Taylor, was the first black student at MIT) and Susan Rice (whose father was a Cornell econ prof and the second black governor at the Federal Reserve and her mother was an education policy expert who helped design the Pell Grant system).

    Susan Rice will probably be Biden’s pick for VP because she’s a member in good standing of Deep State. But it should be interesting because she has a white husband and a pro-Trump son.

    Susan Rice on her Trump-supporting son: ‘I love him dearly’

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/susan-rice-trump-supporting-son
     

    Replies: @Dave Pinsen, @peterike

    IIRC, Steve posted a photo of Susan Rice and her kids years ago, and they looked completely white. The Trump-loving son has kinky hair now.

    https://twitter.com/zaidjilani/status/1291071584447365124?s=21

  140. @Art Deco
    @Buffalo Joe

    If she had any sense, she'd have figured out her little black dog lives inside of her and it ain't going away. What Barbara Bush said: "No, it doesn't get better, but you get better at it". In my mother's circle of friends, this was, I think, understood very well.

    Replies: @Not Only Wrathful, @Buffalo Joe, @European-American, @YetAnotherAnon

    “her little black dog lives inside of her and it ain’t going away”

    Churchill had one too, so she’s in good company. Poor Nick Drake didn’t survive his.

  141. @The Alarmist

    So … what happens after Trump? Do all these mentally distressed leftists suddenly get better? Or do they find somebody besides Trump to blame their unhappiness upon?
     
    Après Trump, le déluge.

    If progressives think they have it bad under Trump, wait 'til they get a taste of life under progressive rule. Seattle, Portland, etc. are informative, but Mao's China and Pol Pot's Cambodia are the business model of how progressives deal with useless eaters, perceived troublemakers, and political opponents.

    I feel for the Wookie ... it's hard being a black millionairess in rayciss America. Even harder being a billionairess, like The Oprah.

    Replies: @Dieter Kief

    I can’t think of any future in which Oprah wouldn’t make it.

  142. Sounds like her Black Fragility is rearing its ugly head

  143. @Old and Grumpy
    Doubt President Biden will be a cure for mental illness. Trump will likely get the blame for a very long time, since liberalism is never admitting to ideological failures and subsequent side effects.

    Replies: @Angular momentum

    Agreed, kind of like Nixon. They’ll just keep inventing new outrages

  144. @Anonymous
    @Buzz Mohawk


    Michelle Obama is an affirmative action product that was hired into the corrupt Chicago system.
     
    I agree. Yet it’s weird how Barack Obama did have highly intelligent and competent black women around him, specifically Valerie Jarrett (whose grandfather, Robert Robinson Taylor, was the first black student at MIT) and Susan Rice (whose father was a Cornell econ prof and the second black governor at the Federal Reserve and her mother was an education policy expert who helped design the Pell Grant system).

    Susan Rice will probably be Biden’s pick for VP because she’s a member in good standing of Deep State. But it should be interesting because she has a white husband and a pro-Trump son.

    Susan Rice on her Trump-supporting son: ‘I love him dearly’

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/susan-rice-trump-supporting-son
     

    Replies: @Dave Pinsen, @peterike

    Susan Rice will probably be Biden’s pick for VP because she’s a member in good standing of Deep State.

    Actually, she’ll be the pick because she’s neck deep in Obamagate, and they think if she’s running for VP they can’t go after her or anyone else. Too political, you know. Remember all that malarkey about how Biden couldn’t be investigated for his blatant corruption because he was a “political opponent” of Trump’s? They laid that groundwork for a reason.

  145. @JMcG
    @Buffalo Joe

    Gold Box right here Steve.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    JMcG, Thank you !

  146. Imagine believing that someone this close to centers of power is actually mentally affected by their current racial psyop. She would have to be much dumber than I assumed for that to be true.

  147. @ben tillman

    “I’m dealing with some form of low-grade depression. Not just because of the quarantine, but because of the racial strife and just seeing this administration. Watching the hypocrisy of it day in and day out is dispiriting,” Obama said in her new podcast.
     
    How many of us think this Princeton grad knows what "hypocrisy" means?

    Replies: @Carol, @anonymous, @Reg Cæsar

    How many of us think this Princeton grad knows what “hypocrisy” means?

    Princeton is synonymous with hypocrisy.

    • Agree: TontoBubbaGoldstein
    • Replies: @El Dato
    @Reg Cæsar

    I prefer to say something about the "uncertainty of the immediate future and my decisions in it" etc.

    Semi on-topic: Bad optics

    https://i.postimg.cc/k4KvbdYG/Notre-Dame-is-burning.png

  148. @Adam Smith
    @Buffalo Joe

    https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/c_scale,f_auto,fl_progressive,pg_1,q_80,w_800/coujw1ew8vqqlqmzy5kf.jpg

    Why not vote for Vermin Supreme?

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8c/Vermin_Supreme_2020_-_Free_Ponies_For_All_-_Campaign_Logo.jpg

    Replies: @Kyle

    I smoked a joint with vermin supreme at the convention in philly in 2016. Right out in front of city hall. That dude is hilarious.

    • Replies: @Adam Smith
    @Kyle

    Lucky!

    I've never met him but he does seem pretty hilarious.

  149. @Reg Cæsar
    @ben tillman


    How many of us think this Princeton grad knows what “hypocrisy” means?
     
    Princeton is synonymous with hypocrisy.



    https://miro.medium.com/max/800/1*R0Ihi_f9oiw1zHLX8grLwQ.png

    Replies: @El Dato

    I prefer to say something about the “uncertainty of the immediate future and my decisions in it” etc.

    Semi on-topic: Bad optics

  150. @Tiny Duck
    We need something to bring us togehter and inspire national unity.

    I think we should go to war with Russia

    It is a white supremacist country that is christian and we would wipe the floor with them.

    Look at media today everyone aside from racists AGREE that white supremacy and whiteness are the great evils of our time

    Replies: @Dieter Kief, @anon, @James Speaks

    Because you are racist?

  151. @Anonymous
    @Andrew M


    Have teenage girls in the UK gone trans-crazy?
     
    A bit, although there seems to be considerably more resistance to the trans-lunacy than in the US.
    The government has removed its support from the proposed 'self id' law changes demanded by trans activists, in which a person could demand to be treated as whatever sex they feel like at the particular moment.
    Oddly, alot of the push-back has come from older feminists who, just like a white male, seem to be as mad as hell and unwilling to take it any more.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    ThreeSevenNine, I was going through a book of American Indian photos, from the Smitsonian collection, that I have on the shelf. There is a photo of a Zuni transsexual, male to female, that surprised me. According to the text “The choice of an opposite role was a final decision made at puberty.” The women might joke about the situation but accepted it because she remained in the household and worked harder than they did. Native American self ID, who knew? (Photo taken 1884-1887)

    • Replies: @Alden
    @Buffalo Joe

    Because they’re taller and stronger men make great household help, nurses, EMTs restaurant workers and lots of things. Stores that sell fabric and sewing supplies always want men because they are taller and can easily handle heavy loads of fabric.

    Before affirmative action nurses had to be at least 5’4 and about 125 pounds. It was felt anyone smaller wouldn’t be able to move patients and would waste time climbing on step stools for supplies. Now there’s all these tiny Asian Philippina nurses and men nurses are really needed and overworked. American men Drs black, White & Hispanic help nurses with lifting and reaching. But the Asian Indians won’t

  152. @Abolish_public_education
    @Art Deco

    The story was that the Bar was going to lift her license, so she preemptively surrendered it.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Art Deco

    IIRC, her license lapsed in 1993 for non-payment of fees. She quit practicing two years earlier. BO’s license lapsed in 2002 (IIRC) for the same reason. Presumably they could activate their licenses if they cared to by paying the fees.

    The number of JD degrees awarded each year as we speak exceeds the number needed to staff the legal profession and does so by a factor of 1.5x. Lots of people leave the profession because they cannot make much of a living at it.

    IIRC the articles in The American Lawyer and what was going on in the larger firms in Rochester ca. 1990, there was a shakeout going on in the legal profession at the time. It wouldn’t surprise me if she was counseled that when a partnership decision was to be made, she’d be out the door. As for him, he had a satisfactory record in school, but did not land a clerkship and did not land any kind of employment in law for a year after he graduated. He landed an associate’s position in a 12 lawyer firm in 1993, but was reclassified as ‘of counsel’ when he was elected to the legislature in 1996. Unmotivated.

    • Replies: @Abolish_public_education
    @Art Deco

    I’m too lazy to read her wiki bio.

    My recollection is that MO was treading water at a regular job with an unimpressive salary, until her husband’s political star began to rise. Then she won a series of promotions.

    I think she was raised to ~$300K.

    Replies: @Art Deco, @Unladen Swallow

  153. @Pop Warner
    @Buffalo Joe

    She's depressed because after all of the brainwashing and indoctrination her daughters prefer white men

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe, @Svigor

    Pop, tell that to Tiny Duck.

  154. Cagey, Mr. Sailer. Hammer home a (false) narrative for the Trump supporters on your blog, while distancing yourself from your admittance–probably in a moment of combined weakness and clarity–that “Trump [is] Lear and Fool combined” [your words, not mine].

    “In general, Americans seem to be suffering heightened mental health problems since about 2013, a.k.a., The Great Awokening, which dates to the first year of Michelle’s husband’s second term.”

    Actually, it has been earlier, as Twenge noted**. But the findings do not fit snugly with your timeline.

    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/03/190315110908.htm**

    https://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/mojtabai-mental-disorders-mid-to-late-life-undereported.html

    “Jean Twenge says the timing is due to smart phones and social media.”

    OK. So what say you on her research and analysis?

    “I’ve argued that it was the Obama Administration being home safe with a second term that let them indulge their more socially destructive urges.”

    Of course that is your position, but it does not mean you are correct or accurate or even truthful.

    “In any case, the evidence is clear that American progressives were going nuts well before Trump came down the escalator…”

    More caginess, Mr. Sailer. You steer clear from the argument of the extent by which he has contributed to our current political and social breakdown. That would take a strong stomach on your part to do some heavy duty NOTICING. But, once again, you have to characterize things for your audience in a manner to drum up bizness. And, there is that desire for you to mimic Noo Yawk Times inspired avoidance.

    The American Psychological Association’s “Stress in America” survey (2016), conducted online for around 3400 American adults, found 63 percent of respondents regard the future of the country as “a significant source of stress”; some 56 percent “say they are stressed by the current political climate”. The 2018 edition of the survey showed the number of Americans who view the future of our nation as a significant stressor had jumped to 69 percent; those who saw the political climate as a source of stress rose to 62 percent.

    “and that Trump’s election was more the result of the Great Awokening than its cause.”

    Feel free to speculate.

    • Replies: @Svigor
    @Corvinus

    Hey when's that Mueller Probe hammer coming down, Corvanus?

    LoL.

    , @Anonymous
    @Corvinus


    Cagey, Mr. Sailer. Hammer home a (false) narrative for the Trump supporters on your blog, while distancing yourself from your admittance–probably in a moment of combined weakness and clarity–that “Trump [is] Lear and Fool combined” [your words, not mine].
     
    I’ve always maintained that Trump plays out like Henry V.

    A rough and tumble scallywag who uses everything he’s learned from his storied past to confront his dismissive foes who believe they are masters of their own discipline–but it turns out, they’re not, to their own amazement.

    Trump's claim to power is mocked:

    https://youtu.be/NHAAH8PCnMo

    Rather than backing down, Trump gets amped up:

    https://youtu.be/mKHihAPr2Rc

    Trump rouses his base. FUCK Hillary:

    https://youtu.be/VOOZDO5KDv4

    Trump rips new assholes in the primary debates. His foes surrender:

    https://youtu.be/UyEnDwmtrZc

    Trump rouses his base to a frenzy, while Hillary still musters the misguided temerity to mock him:

    https://youtu.be/7UWAzxEaUWU

    Hillary's treachery, while obscene, makes no difference. The election... is Trumps:

    https://youtu.be/eqC9wr776KM

    Replies: @Corvinus

  155. I’m no doctor, but, given her age, I think that Michelle is just depressed due to an enlarged prostate.

  156. @Buffalo Joe
    @anon

    FourTwoNine, Texas' death total from Covid-19 is 3000 plus at the halfway point of the year, which is a third of their Sars dead total for a whole year. Chill.

    Replies: @anon, @HA

    “FourTwoNine, Texas’ death total from Covid-19 is 3000 plus at the halfway point of the year, which is a third of their Sars dead total for a whole year. Chill.”

    Actually, Texas’ death toll on Jul 1 was 2,852. Whereas today, a little over two months later, the death toll is 8,000 plus –i.e., already almost 3 times as much. And flu season and the school year is about to start.

    It’s good that you’re so chill about all that, I guess, but given the last couple of months, I can understand why others might have a different take.

    https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/usa/texas/

    • Replies: @anon
    @HA

    3388 deaths till 7/1/20. Today 7803; More than double in 36 days.

    https://txdshs.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/ed483ecd702b4298ab01e8b9cafc8b83

    Replies: @HA

    , @Buffalo Joe
    @HA

    HA, I am humbled. Did not see the new numbers. Thank you.

    , @Art Deco
    @HA

    The young are hardly affected by this virus and there aren't many school employees in the vulnerable demographic categories. As for flu season, it appears the weather is a weak vector in influencing the course of the virus. It's wintertime in the Southern Cone of South America. Chile, which has been hit much harder than Argentina or Uruguay, was at its worst in June; Argentina appears to be peaking around now. Uruguay hasn't seen any temporal variation in death tolls.

  157. @Corvinus
    Cagey, Mr. Sailer. Hammer home a (false) narrative for the Trump supporters on your blog, while distancing yourself from your admittance--probably in a moment of combined weakness and clarity--that "Trump [is] Lear and Fool combined" [your words, not mine].

    "In general, Americans seem to be suffering heightened mental health problems since about 2013, a.k.a., The Great Awokening, which dates to the first year of Michelle’s husband’s second term."

    Actually, it has been earlier, as Twenge noted**. But the findings do not fit snugly with your timeline.

    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/03/190315110908.htm**

    https://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/mojtabai-mental-disorders-mid-to-late-life-undereported.html

    "Jean Twenge says the timing is due to smart phones and social media."

    OK. So what say you on her research and analysis?

    "I’ve argued that it was the Obama Administration being home safe with a second term that let them indulge their more socially destructive urges."

    Of course that is your position, but it does not mean you are correct or accurate or even truthful.

    "In any case, the evidence is clear that American progressives were going nuts well before Trump came down the escalator..."

    More caginess, Mr. Sailer. You steer clear from the argument of the extent by which he has contributed to our current political and social breakdown. That would take a strong stomach on your part to do some heavy duty NOTICING. But, once again, you have to characterize things for your audience in a manner to drum up bizness. And, there is that desire for you to mimic Noo Yawk Times inspired avoidance.

    The American Psychological Association's "Stress in America" survey (2016), conducted online for around 3400 American adults, found 63 percent of respondents regard the future of the country as "a significant source of stress"; some 56 percent "say they are stressed by the current political climate". The 2018 edition of the survey showed the number of Americans who view the future of our nation as a significant stressor had jumped to 69 percent; those who saw the political climate as a source of stress rose to 62 percent.

    "and that Trump’s election was more the result of the Great Awokening than its cause."

    Feel free to speculate.

    Replies: @Svigor, @Anonymous

    Hey when’s that Mueller Probe hammer coming down, Corvanus?

    LoL.

  158. @Pop Warner
    @Buffalo Joe

    She's depressed because after all of the brainwashing and indoctrination her daughters prefer white men

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe, @Svigor

    Half the point of that crap is to peel Huwhite men away from Huwhite women so non-whites can get their hooks into them (“them” in this case being White men).

  159. THE driver of what’s playfully known as Trump Derangement Syndrome is resentment.

    It’s thoroughly bipartisan, across the ideological spectrum, and actually spans the globe.

    Not only did he win but he’s survived as a real POTUS.

    We shouldn’t be surprised that the wife of the dismal figurehead that preceded him feels even worse about herself with DJT sitting in the Oval Office.

  160. @Steve Richter
    what to make of the Bret, and now Eric Weinstein, idea of unity 2020? Unity 2020 is Bret's plan to reject both presidential candidates and replace with, I think, an unelected unity government. Where power is shared, those in office switch roles periodically. Anyway, as even Bret would say, the details are unimportant. What is important is to not elect Biden or Trump, and instead to govern from the sensible, political center.

    Bret has been broadcasting a new YouTube video every other day. The latest introduces brother Eric as a newly convinced adherent of the movement:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXPVe-YHDzo

    Replies: @Dave Pinsen, @Muggles

    >>Unity 2020 is Bret’s plan to reject both presidential candidates and replace with, I think, an unelected unity government.<<

    To paraphrase some unnamed Communist chieftain in the former Yugoslavia, when I see the phrase "unity government" I want to reach for my revolver.

  161. Anonymous[186] • Disclaimer says:
    @anonymous
    In other news, I think someone should intercede in Joe Biden's camp and tell him he should stop speed-reading Isteve. His comprehension level isn't acceptable.

    https://twitter.com/TeamTrump/status/1291374642704375808?s=20

    Replies: @Anonymous

    Regarding Biden’s recent comment, it’s looking like he may be losing a significant chunk of the angry, black, really really really gay vote. I keep telling dim Dems to watch out for Trump actively sucking up black votes. He doesn’t need them all. He just needs a relatively small percentage to make him unstoppable, and he’s been working on it since he got into office.

    At this point, due to his legislation efforts, he’s legitimately our first Black president proper.

    However, the typical liberal is absolutely flummoxed by this apparent visitor from another world, and reliably misjudges him every single fucking DAY, while Trump is having the time of his life! Trump makes me laugh regularly. I LOVE the little bully! And the Dems, who hate him so… keep HELPING him!

  162. @Alexander Turok

    So … what happens after Trump? Do all these mentally distressed leftists suddenly get better? Or do they find somebody besides Trump to blame their unhappiness upon?

     

    What should we call the process of derangement on the Right that began around ~2018? I'm trying to think of a catchy name to match the "Great Awokening." Do you guys at VDARE have one you privately use?

    Steve's talked about this in the past how telecommuting didn't get off the ground because people wanted to talk about things off the record, like insider trading or blatantly screwing over the customer. Along with the less-vital but still cherished of expressing various politically/corporately incorrect ideas like contempt for the customer base and skepticism about the efficacy of the product.

    What this lockdown has taught us is that people don't like change. Present them with a slight delay in acquiring their double-decker obesity sandwich and many will start chimping out demanding Grampa be sacrificed. People like the ritual of going for drinks once every month and derogating the company and its customers. I'm sure it's happening a lot now over the net. And it's all recorded and available to higher ups at the relevant companies, and lower-downs who can trick the higher-ups to give them access.

    Moral of the story is that if you have a slack or something at VDARE, make sure it doesn't have the word "VDARE" in it.

    Replies: @Je Suis Omar Mateen

    “Present them with a slight delay in acquiring their double-decker obesity sandwich and many will start chimping out demanding Grampa be sacrificed.”

    Keep wearing your facediaper like a good doggie. Meanwhile, men with functioning brains and balls will:

    Get Out Live Life!

  163. Apologies for stating the obvious, but she isn’t experiencing low grade, high grade, clinical, or any other type of “depression.” She is so far removed from the real world and so privileged her assertion is laughable.

  164. @HA
    @Buffalo Joe

    "FourTwoNine, Texas’ death total from Covid-19 is 3000 plus at the halfway point of the year, which is a third of their Sars dead total for a whole year. Chill."

    Actually, Texas' death toll on Jul 1 was 2,852. Whereas today, a little over two months later, the death toll is 8,000 plus --i.e., already almost 3 times as much. And flu season and the school year is about to start.

    It's good that you're so chill about all that, I guess, but given the last couple of months, I can understand why others might have a different take.

    https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/usa/texas/

    Replies: @anon, @Buffalo Joe, @Art Deco

    3388 deaths till 7/1/20. Today 7803; More than double in 36 days.

    https://txdshs.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/ed483ecd702b4298ab01e8b9cafc8b83

    • Replies: @HA
    @anon

    "3388 deaths till 7/1/20. Today 7803; More than double in 36 days."

    Fair enough -- I'm not sure which site is more authoritative, and the one you cited may well be the better source. Also, it may just be a labeling issue -- the site I linked to has 3300 a week after July 1, and given the 7-day frequency bump, there's clearly a weekend effect in the reporting in Texas (as in many other places).

    Regardless, I think we can all agree that it is the behavior since the halfway-year-mark that is making some people in Texas antsy and less-than-chill.

  165. @tyrone
    Oh crap,I was wishing for something much worse……. depression will have to do …….for now.

    Replies: @Buck Ransom

    Of course Big Mike is depressed. If the John Durham investigation actually delivers the goods in September or October, then the whole tottering edifice of Magical ObamaLand will come crashing down. And then what is a girl to do? Maybe xhi can turn to xhir rented children for emotional support.

  166. @Alec Leamas (hard at work)
    @anonymous

    I don't know if it got into one of those montages or not, but one of the best is the video of the vegan guy who is screaming about not killing the animals while his front tooth just slips right out of his mouth on camera.

    That said, I get the suspicion that many of these "vegans" are just running cover for anorexia nervosa, and veganism gives them a convenient excuse to absent themselves from communal meals and other common opportunities for detection.

    The real shame is the young women who possess natural beauty getting all haggard by malnutrition.

    Also, I suppose I can understand on some level not wanting baby lambs slaughtered for your dinner. But who could really empathize with, say, a crab? How about a clam, oyster or mussel? I just can't get to that level of abstraction of "life" such that I wouldn't dunk one of these "lifes" in cocktail sauce and throw it down the hatch.

    Replies: @SolontoCroesus

    In my part of the country, roadways are littered with dead deer every. single. day.

    Close-in suburban 1/4 acre yards are home to as many as a dozen deer at a time: can’t raise proper vegan gardens because the deer eat them. Can’t let the kids romp in the yard for fear of deer ticks –> Lyme disease.

    Meanwhile, on those same roadways, more and more people — mostly men but some women; increasingly white — are panhandling.

    An efficient society would harvest the deer for food. Good protein. Tastes just like beef.

  167. Anonymous[186] • Disclaimer says:
    @Corvinus
    Cagey, Mr. Sailer. Hammer home a (false) narrative for the Trump supporters on your blog, while distancing yourself from your admittance--probably in a moment of combined weakness and clarity--that "Trump [is] Lear and Fool combined" [your words, not mine].

    "In general, Americans seem to be suffering heightened mental health problems since about 2013, a.k.a., The Great Awokening, which dates to the first year of Michelle’s husband’s second term."

    Actually, it has been earlier, as Twenge noted**. But the findings do not fit snugly with your timeline.

    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/03/190315110908.htm**

    https://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/mojtabai-mental-disorders-mid-to-late-life-undereported.html

    "Jean Twenge says the timing is due to smart phones and social media."

    OK. So what say you on her research and analysis?

    "I’ve argued that it was the Obama Administration being home safe with a second term that let them indulge their more socially destructive urges."

    Of course that is your position, but it does not mean you are correct or accurate or even truthful.

    "In any case, the evidence is clear that American progressives were going nuts well before Trump came down the escalator..."

    More caginess, Mr. Sailer. You steer clear from the argument of the extent by which he has contributed to our current political and social breakdown. That would take a strong stomach on your part to do some heavy duty NOTICING. But, once again, you have to characterize things for your audience in a manner to drum up bizness. And, there is that desire for you to mimic Noo Yawk Times inspired avoidance.

    The American Psychological Association's "Stress in America" survey (2016), conducted online for around 3400 American adults, found 63 percent of respondents regard the future of the country as "a significant source of stress"; some 56 percent "say they are stressed by the current political climate". The 2018 edition of the survey showed the number of Americans who view the future of our nation as a significant stressor had jumped to 69 percent; those who saw the political climate as a source of stress rose to 62 percent.

    "and that Trump’s election was more the result of the Great Awokening than its cause."

    Feel free to speculate.

    Replies: @Svigor, @Anonymous

    Cagey, Mr. Sailer. Hammer home a (false) narrative for the Trump supporters on your blog, while distancing yourself from your admittance–probably in a moment of combined weakness and clarity–that “Trump [is] Lear and Fool combined” [your words, not mine].

    I’ve always maintained that Trump plays out like Henry V.

    A rough and tumble scallywag who uses everything he’s learned from his storied past to confront his dismissive foes who believe they are masters of their own discipline–but it turns out, they’re not, to their own amazement.

    Trump’s claim to power is mocked:

    Rather than backing down, Trump gets amped up:

    Trump rouses his base. FUCK Hillary:

    Trump rips new assholes in the primary debates. His foes surrender:

    Trump rouses his base to a frenzy, while Hillary still musters the misguided temerity to mock him:

    Hillary’s treachery, while obscene, makes no difference. The election… is Trumps:

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    @Anonymous

    "I’ve always maintained that Trump plays out like Henry V."

    I suppose if you have to play out the string by living your life as fiction, do so at your own peril.

    Replies: @nebulafox

  168. @Anonymous
    @rational actor



    Losing an election isn’t just a matter of being disappointed or taking it as a cue to revise your strategy; it is read as a threat to both your mental and bodily integrity,
     
    I have heard reports of American leftists who have been unable to move their bowels since Trump was elected.

    Replies: @AnotherDad

    I have heard reports of American leftists who have been unable to move their bowels since Trump was elected.

    That’s gotta hurt!

  169. Depression isn’t petroleum. No word means anything in a black mouth.

  170. @anon
    OT: For some "depressing" news:

    A widely cited University of Washington model predicts U.S. deaths from COVID-19 will reach nearly 300,000 by Dec. 1.

    The forecast of 295,011 deaths is 137,000 more than the roughly 158,000 U.S. deaths reported so far. The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation model assumes that many states will impose new stay-at-home orders as deaths climb.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention monitors the model along with forecasts from about 30 other modeling groups. Combined, the models predict from 168,000 to 182,000 total COVID-19 deaths by Aug. 22.
     
    https://foxrochester.com/news/coronavirus/us-deaths-predicted-at-nearly-300000-by-dec-1

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe, @AnotherDad

    Don’t worry Anon, they are keeping Uncle Joe in lockdown.

  171. @Anonymous
    @Buffalo Joe



    And now, after living a fairy tale life, with hundreds of posed magazine covers, two healthy daughters, unlimited income potential and an estate on Martha’s Vineyard she is still not happy.

     

    Fairy tale life, indeed.

    Like everyone else here, I am sorry to hear that MO is currently down in the dumps (let's face it: typing whilst one is consumed by empathy is never easy, is it?). Especially so because one of my favourite quotes from any political figure, ever, comes from her. It's the one in which MO complains about how her family moved into a white neighbourhood, only for the whites to promptly move out and "abandon" MO and her family to their fate.


    "Upstanding families like ours, who were doing everything we were supposed to do and better — as we moved in, white folks moved out, because they were afraid of what our families represented," she said. "I always stop there when I talk about this out in the world because I want to remind white folks that y'all were running from us. This family, with all the values you read about: You ran from us. And you're still running."

     

    What makes the quote so great, of course, is how it starkly illustrates that MO has never once stopped to ask herself if there might be a perfectly valid reason for whites running away from her.

    Why can't those racist, self-centred white people see that, every time they flee from encroaching blacks, they are taking MO's happiness with them? No wonder she is depressed!

    All joking aside, if nothing else, the riots in America have made it quite clear what white people who stick around blacks can expect from them. I have no doubt American white liberals will carry on making approving noises about blacks in public whilst going to great lengths to seek out "good schools" for their children.

    It looks as though Michelle Obama is going to be depressed for a long, long time to come. Let's hope she isn't the sort that has trouble taking pills.

    Replies: @AnotherDad

    “Upstanding families like ours, who were doing everything we were supposed to do and better — as we moved in, white folks moved out, because they were afraid of what our families represented,” she said. “I always stop there when I talk about this out in the world because I want to remind white folks that y’all were running from us. This family, with all the values you read about: You ran from us. And you’re still running.”

    Uh … so what.

    That matters not one whit if you–your people–have are capable.

    I’d *love* to have this power. I’d gather up all my friends, i’d scrap up enough for a down payment on a pricey beach house, move in … and we’d all jump in and snap up beach houses on the cheap as all the neighbors fled and sold off. (We could even all agree to move back out … and sell them back for a profit!)

    The problem with blacks is not that whites flee, it is the quality of neighborhood that blacks themselves create … which is why whites flee.

    This is core of the nasty ideology of minoritarianism. That minorities are entitled to the presence and sufferance of the majority (specifically white gentiles). That minorities have an entitlement to the positive externalities that white gentiles generate.

  172. @Anonymous
    @Corvinus


    Cagey, Mr. Sailer. Hammer home a (false) narrative for the Trump supporters on your blog, while distancing yourself from your admittance–probably in a moment of combined weakness and clarity–that “Trump [is] Lear and Fool combined” [your words, not mine].
     
    I’ve always maintained that Trump plays out like Henry V.

    A rough and tumble scallywag who uses everything he’s learned from his storied past to confront his dismissive foes who believe they are masters of their own discipline–but it turns out, they’re not, to their own amazement.

    Trump's claim to power is mocked:

    https://youtu.be/NHAAH8PCnMo

    Rather than backing down, Trump gets amped up:

    https://youtu.be/mKHihAPr2Rc

    Trump rouses his base. FUCK Hillary:

    https://youtu.be/VOOZDO5KDv4

    Trump rips new assholes in the primary debates. His foes surrender:

    https://youtu.be/UyEnDwmtrZc

    Trump rouses his base to a frenzy, while Hillary still musters the misguided temerity to mock him:

    https://youtu.be/7UWAzxEaUWU

    Hillary's treachery, while obscene, makes no difference. The election... is Trumps:

    https://youtu.be/eqC9wr776KM

    Replies: @Corvinus

    “I’ve always maintained that Trump plays out like Henry V.”

    I suppose if you have to play out the string by living your life as fiction, do so at your own peril.

    • Replies: @nebulafox
    @Corvinus

    The appropriate analogy for Donald Trump is, and always has been, Silvio Berlusconi. Just with goofier hair.

    Replies: @Corvinus

  173. HA says:
    @anon
    @HA

    3388 deaths till 7/1/20. Today 7803; More than double in 36 days.

    https://txdshs.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/ed483ecd702b4298ab01e8b9cafc8b83

    Replies: @HA

    “3388 deaths till 7/1/20. Today 7803; More than double in 36 days.”

    Fair enough — I’m not sure which site is more authoritative, and the one you cited may well be the better source. Also, it may just be a labeling issue — the site I linked to has 3300 a week after July 1, and given the 7-day frequency bump, there’s clearly a weekend effect in the reporting in Texas (as in many other places).

    Regardless, I think we can all agree that it is the behavior since the halfway-year-mark that is making some people in Texas antsy and less-than-chill.

  174. Everything about Michelle Obama is low grade.

    • Agree: Adam Smith, Jim Don Bob
  175. So … what happens after Trump? Do all these mentally distressed leftists suddenly get better? Or do they find somebody besides Trump to blame their unhappiness upon?

    A good question.

    I actually don’t think it is Trump that is the underlying cause of their anxiety.

    It’s what he represents which is White men that aren’t submissive to the system.

    The left is extremely frustrated with White men.

    Most of their plans have failed and they wish White men would just go away and stop pointing out those failures.

    The left wants Brazil even if it means third world standards. They no longer believe in turning the US into Sweden.

    It’s just emotionally taxing trying to argue that the rhino isn’t in the room. The absurd lengths that leftists go to in trying to hide what is in front of them cannot be good for mental health.

    Not enough White men are kneeling to the left. It makes them crazy.

  176. @HA
    @Buffalo Joe

    "FourTwoNine, Texas’ death total from Covid-19 is 3000 plus at the halfway point of the year, which is a third of their Sars dead total for a whole year. Chill."

    Actually, Texas' death toll on Jul 1 was 2,852. Whereas today, a little over two months later, the death toll is 8,000 plus --i.e., already almost 3 times as much. And flu season and the school year is about to start.

    It's good that you're so chill about all that, I guess, but given the last couple of months, I can understand why others might have a different take.

    https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/usa/texas/

    Replies: @anon, @Buffalo Joe, @Art Deco

    HA, I am humbled. Did not see the new numbers. Thank you.

  177. @Art Deco
    @Abolish_public_education

    IIRC, her license lapsed in 1993 for non-payment of fees. She quit practicing two years earlier. BO's license lapsed in 2002 (IIRC) for the same reason. Presumably they could activate their licenses if they cared to by paying the fees.

    The number of JD degrees awarded each year as we speak exceeds the number needed to staff the legal profession and does so by a factor of 1.5x. Lots of people leave the profession because they cannot make much of a living at it.

    IIRC the articles in The American Lawyer and what was going on in the larger firms in Rochester ca. 1990, there was a shakeout going on in the legal profession at the time. It wouldn't surprise me if she was counseled that when a partnership decision was to be made, she'd be out the door. As for him, he had a satisfactory record in school, but did not land a clerkship and did not land any kind of employment in law for a year after he graduated. He landed an associate's position in a 12 lawyer firm in 1993, but was reclassified as 'of counsel' when he was elected to the legislature in 1996. Unmotivated.

    Replies: @Abolish_public_education

    I’m too lazy to read her wiki bio.

    My recollection is that MO was treading water at a regular job with an unimpressive salary, until her husband’s political star began to rise. Then she won a series of promotions.

    I think she was raised to ~$300K.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @Abolish_public_education

    Her salary was doubled, IIRC, when he was elected to Congress. There was a hiring freeze on when she resigned from the University of Chicago Hospitals; the position was eliminated at that time. IIRC, one of the bosses in the legislature arranged for BO to be appointed chairman of a crucial subcommittee concerned with medical care finance; she got a handsome raise out of that. Her first patronage job (presumably wangled by Darth Jarrett) was a generic aide's job in the mayor's office. Then she landed the position of 'assistant commissioner for' something-something in the Housing department. It was during those years that her law license lapsed. (I don't think she had any history in real estate law or any adjacent subdiscipline, either).

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob

    , @Unladen Swallow
    @Abolish_public_education

    From what I recall she received a raise from making $120K per year to $310K for the same job after her husband was elected to the Senate, after he became President, and she moved to Washington D.C. the position was eliminated.

  178. @El Dato
    @Authenticjazzman

    Germans love meaningless globalist virtue signalling even more than eating Currywurst while getting rumbled by Zigeuner. If needed, they virtue signal on behalf of others.

    One should worry when virtue signaling involves putting death's head on uniforms again.

    Replies: @nebulafox, @but an humble craftsman

    West Germans do. East Germans are another story. Merkel is not a popular woman in her former country. The AfD is not going away, and you can squarely lay that at the feet of her 2015 decision to open the borders.

    >One should worry when virtue signaling involves putting death’s head on uniforms again.

    The German tendency toward intellectual radicalism and profundity is probably why they won more Nobel Prizes in science than Britain, France, the United States, and Russia/USSR combined before WWII. Applied to politics, it works out less well.

    It’s often said these days that the entrenchment of West Germany as a “Western” European nation as opposed to Germany’s traditional middle ground stance between the Western and Slavic Worlds was an artificial reality of the Cold War, and we shouldn’t be shocked that things are going back to normal. Maybe the empiricism of the Adenauer era and the war generation is another thing that has faded.

  179. @Corvinus
    @Anonymous

    "I’ve always maintained that Trump plays out like Henry V."

    I suppose if you have to play out the string by living your life as fiction, do so at your own peril.

    Replies: @nebulafox

    The appropriate analogy for Donald Trump is, and always has been, Silvio Berlusconi. Just with goofier hair.

    • LOL: BB753
    • Replies: @Corvinus
    @nebulafox

    At least you can admit it openly. With iSteve, he's cagey. To do so, Mr. Sailer would cut down his profit margins considerably. Of course, if the shoe was on the other foot, and Trump was a Democrat/liberal, I contend that Mr. Sailer would be on the front lines to expose him as a Berlusconi. So pander to his audience it is!

    Replies: @BB753

  180. @European-American
    @Hockamaw

    I'm not depressed. Many of my (liberal) friends and family are, or at least frequently upset. I feel very fortunate.

    I'm not depressed because I manage to ignore much of the news, which seems to be mostly garbage or about garbage, and mind my own business. 99.99% of the problems of the world I can't do anything about anyway.

    I'm sorry if this is a boring comment or seems like bragging or whatever. I just feel lucky. I've been depressed in the past, and I know it sucks.

    And I'm aware that perhaps I should be depressed, or at least worried, about economic decline (my economic situation is uncertain), about crazy political trends, about the environment, about nuclear war, about health, etc... But, knock on wood, so far I feel fine.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0GFRcFm-aY

    Replies: @Goddard

    For white Americans, the current situation is depressing per se — whites are in palpable and rapid decline. For whatever reasons, that situation may not be enough to depress some of us as individuals. You may have a naturally sunny disposition, for example, and you may perform certain acts, such as shunning newsflow, that are conducive to good mental health. But make no mistake — the reality out there is changing, and not for the better.

  181. @HA
    @Buffalo Joe

    "FourTwoNine, Texas’ death total from Covid-19 is 3000 plus at the halfway point of the year, which is a third of their Sars dead total for a whole year. Chill."

    Actually, Texas' death toll on Jul 1 was 2,852. Whereas today, a little over two months later, the death toll is 8,000 plus --i.e., already almost 3 times as much. And flu season and the school year is about to start.

    It's good that you're so chill about all that, I guess, but given the last couple of months, I can understand why others might have a different take.

    https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/usa/texas/

    Replies: @anon, @Buffalo Joe, @Art Deco

    The young are hardly affected by this virus and there aren’t many school employees in the vulnerable demographic categories. As for flu season, it appears the weather is a weak vector in influencing the course of the virus. It’s wintertime in the Southern Cone of South America. Chile, which has been hit much harder than Argentina or Uruguay, was at its worst in June; Argentina appears to be peaking around now. Uruguay hasn’t seen any temporal variation in death tolls.

  182. @nebulafox
    @Corvinus

    The appropriate analogy for Donald Trump is, and always has been, Silvio Berlusconi. Just with goofier hair.

    Replies: @Corvinus

    At least you can admit it openly. With iSteve, he’s cagey. To do so, Mr. Sailer would cut down his profit margins considerably. Of course, if the shoe was on the other foot, and Trump was a Democrat/liberal, I contend that Mr. Sailer would be on the front lines to expose him as a Berlusconi. So pander to his audience it is!

    • Replies: @BB753
    @Corvinus

    I dunno. There's been little Trump-pandering here! I suspect Steve was secretly supporting Cruz during the primaries.

  183. @Kyle
    @Adam Smith

    I smoked a joint with vermin supreme at the convention in philly in 2016. Right out in front of city hall. That dude is hilarious.

    Replies: @Adam Smith

    Lucky!

    I’ve never met him but he does seem pretty hilarious.

  184. @brabantian
    Many recall when USA comedienne Joan Rivers said out loud that Michelle Obama is a tranny and Barack is gay ... Rivers turning up dead shortly afterwards - Here's the moment, 49 seconds
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Al_Wa-haozo

    And when Barack Obama publicly called Michelle 'Michael', 24 seconds
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JynPIhKcVX4

    The Obama 'daughters' are said to have been adopted in Morocco ... Michelle does have an odd genital bulge in a lot of photos and videos ... the pastor who introduced Barry and Michelle, was known for finding faux spouses for gay men ... FWIW, the below, long widely circulated on the web:

    Michelle Obama, [former] First Lady of the United States, was born Michael LaVaughn Robinson in Chicago, Illinois on January 17th, 1964. He was the second son born to Fraser Robinson III, a well known cocaine dealer and union thug for Crime Lord Mayor Richard J. Daley, and Marian Shields Robinson, a transient street prostitute who was diagnosed with the HIV virus in 1998. He was a popular high school athlete and in 1982, he accepted a scholarship to play middle linebacker for the Oregon State Beavers.

    After finishing a respectable rookie season with 88 tackles and 7.5 sacks, he suddenly dropped out of the school. Fellow teammates observed that Robinson could regularly be heard lamenting over how he is a “woman trapped inside a man’s body”, and on January 13th, 1983, he underwent sex reassignment surgery at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. To hide the shame of his new identity, Michael left Oregon State to attend Princeton University under his new legal name, “Michelle Robinson”. Years later, (s)he met Barry Obama Jr. They subsequently married and adopted two children.
     

    Replies: @Alden

    I noticed one of the daughters, I think the older one looked very much like Obama’s commie mommie except for the high forehead when she was younger.

    Who cares.

  185. @Buffalo Joe
    @Anonymous

    ThreeSevenNine, I was going through a book of American Indian photos, from the Smitsonian collection, that I have on the shelf. There is a photo of a Zuni transsexual, male to female, that surprised me. According to the text "The choice of an opposite role was a final decision made at puberty." The women might joke about the situation but accepted it because she remained in the household and worked harder than they did. Native American self ID, who knew? (Photo taken 1884-1887)

    Replies: @Alden

    Because they’re taller and stronger men make great household help, nurses, EMTs restaurant workers and lots of things. Stores that sell fabric and sewing supplies always want men because they are taller and can easily handle heavy loads of fabric.

    Before affirmative action nurses had to be at least 5’4 and about 125 pounds. It was felt anyone smaller wouldn’t be able to move patients and would waste time climbing on step stools for supplies. Now there’s all these tiny Asian Philippina nurses and men nurses are really needed and overworked. American men Drs black, White & Hispanic help nurses with lifting and reaching. But the Asian Indians won’t

  186. @Abolish_public_education
    @Art Deco

    I’m too lazy to read her wiki bio.

    My recollection is that MO was treading water at a regular job with an unimpressive salary, until her husband’s political star began to rise. Then she won a series of promotions.

    I think she was raised to ~$300K.

    Replies: @Art Deco, @Unladen Swallow

    Her salary was doubled, IIRC, when he was elected to Congress. There was a hiring freeze on when she resigned from the University of Chicago Hospitals; the position was eliminated at that time. IIRC, one of the bosses in the legislature arranged for BO to be appointed chairman of a crucial subcommittee concerned with medical care finance; she got a handsome raise out of that. Her first patronage job (presumably wangled by Darth Jarrett) was a generic aide’s job in the mayor’s office. Then she landed the position of ‘assistant commissioner for’ something-something in the Housing department. It was during those years that her law license lapsed. (I don’t think she had any history in real estate law or any adjacent subdiscipline, either).

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    @Art Deco

    tl;dr: Stupid ungrateful bitch.

    She's never done a damned thing and yet is still mad at the country that gave her far far more than she deserved.

    Replies: @Art Deco

  187. @Art Deco
    @Abolish_public_education

    Her salary was doubled, IIRC, when he was elected to Congress. There was a hiring freeze on when she resigned from the University of Chicago Hospitals; the position was eliminated at that time. IIRC, one of the bosses in the legislature arranged for BO to be appointed chairman of a crucial subcommittee concerned with medical care finance; she got a handsome raise out of that. Her first patronage job (presumably wangled by Darth Jarrett) was a generic aide's job in the mayor's office. Then she landed the position of 'assistant commissioner for' something-something in the Housing department. It was during those years that her law license lapsed. (I don't think she had any history in real estate law or any adjacent subdiscipline, either).

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob

    tl;dr: Stupid ungrateful bitch.

    She’s never done a damned thing and yet is still mad at the country that gave her far far more than she deserved.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @Jim Don Bob

    She's either perfectly aware she was office plankton for 17 years or she's defensively unaware. So the question would be are her resentments a conscious pose or an emotional one. If she were an ordinary black bourgeois, her career would have stalled out and she'd have settled into work congruent with her actual skills (say, common and garden law practice). She and her husband (and Anita Hill, if you want another example) have been larded with all sorts of benefits that institutions very seldom hand out. Personally, the mentality behind starfu**er behavior is something of which I have no visceral understanding, but it's everywhere in higher education and in the trade-association world. What gets you about the Obamas (and Anita Hill) is that they've had a simulacrum of an adult life in lieu of the real thing. They seem like...characters you'd see on an episode of Love Boat.

    Replies: @JMcG

  188. Since it is August, perhaps zhe is hoping for zir low-grade depression to be upgraded to a tropical storm. It’s probably too much to expect it to become a full hurricane, though.

  189. @Paul Rise
    Keep an eye today on coverage/discussion of the 75th Anniversary of Hiroshima.

    The anniversary snuck up on the lefties, who profess to "understand" history but don't keep track of pesky facts and dates very well.

    By the end of the day, we will be hearing about how terrible it was we dropped the bomb.

    By end of week you will see people calling for the removal of WW2 memorials etc.

    Over weekend may see them actively targetted by protestors.

    Remember - we dont get statues to our heroes anymore, period.

    Replies: @but an humble craftsman

    The bomb was a horrible crime.

    You people are falling victim to your own moral posturing.

    It’s biting you in the a** with beeeeautifil white teeth.

    If you weren’t taking Europe down with you, there would be no need to even bother.

  190. @El Dato
    @Authenticjazzman

    Germans love meaningless globalist virtue signalling even more than eating Currywurst while getting rumbled by Zigeuner. If needed, they virtue signal on behalf of others.

    One should worry when virtue signaling involves putting death's head on uniforms again.

    Replies: @nebulafox, @but an humble craftsman

    Never forget please learn about the fate anglo american hypocrisy bestowed on eastern Europe.

    Perhaps there is a reason why Hitler is always mentioned and Stalin never?

    Why even he Russian head of state is called a new Hitler and not a new Stalin?

  191. @AnotherDad
    @Hockamaw


    Everyone in America is agitated and depressed by the Culture War. We all feel like we’re losing all of the time, because we all are.

    Conservatives are always losing to liberals, and liberals are always losing to reality.

    It is depressing. It’s depressing as hell.
     
    Hockmaw this is a spot on paragraph. And your quip--while we've all heard similar lines about liberals and reality--is one of the best i've heard in years.

    Well done! And i'll note--since it's my hobbyhorse--that separate nations would cure our side of it.

    Replies: @Poirot

    Can we all get along?
    Well, when it comes to leftists and rightists, the answer is: No, we can’t.
    So, deal with it. When we get in each other’s faces, we get on each other’s nerves. It’s time to get out of each other’s faces. Leftists and rightists don’t agree on the basics of social order and don’t want to live under the same rules. That shouldn’t be a problem because that’s what separate countries are for.
    Only disconnect!

  192. @Corvinus
    @nebulafox

    At least you can admit it openly. With iSteve, he's cagey. To do so, Mr. Sailer would cut down his profit margins considerably. Of course, if the shoe was on the other foot, and Trump was a Democrat/liberal, I contend that Mr. Sailer would be on the front lines to expose him as a Berlusconi. So pander to his audience it is!

    Replies: @BB753

    I dunno. There’s been little Trump-pandering here! I suspect Steve was secretly supporting Cruz during the primaries.

  193. @Abolish_public_education
    @Art Deco

    I’m too lazy to read her wiki bio.

    My recollection is that MO was treading water at a regular job with an unimpressive salary, until her husband’s political star began to rise. Then she won a series of promotions.

    I think she was raised to ~$300K.

    Replies: @Art Deco, @Unladen Swallow

    From what I recall she received a raise from making $120K per year to $310K for the same job after her husband was elected to the Senate, after he became President, and she moved to Washington D.C. the position was eliminated.

    • Agree: Jim Don Bob
  194. @Jim Don Bob
    @Art Deco

    tl;dr: Stupid ungrateful bitch.

    She's never done a damned thing and yet is still mad at the country that gave her far far more than she deserved.

    Replies: @Art Deco

    She’s either perfectly aware she was office plankton for 17 years or she’s defensively unaware. So the question would be are her resentments a conscious pose or an emotional one. If she were an ordinary black bourgeois, her career would have stalled out and she’d have settled into work congruent with her actual skills (say, common and garden law practice). She and her husband (and Anita Hill, if you want another example) have been larded with all sorts of benefits that institutions very seldom hand out. Personally, the mentality behind starfu**er behavior is something of which I have no visceral understanding, but it’s everywhere in higher education and in the trade-association world. What gets you about the Obamas (and Anita Hill) is that they’ve had a simulacrum of an adult life in lieu of the real thing. They seem like…characters you’d see on an episode of Love Boat.

    • Replies: @JMcG
    @Art Deco

    Art, that’s the perfect metaphor. Well done indeed.

  195. @Art Deco
    @Jim Don Bob

    She's either perfectly aware she was office plankton for 17 years or she's defensively unaware. So the question would be are her resentments a conscious pose or an emotional one. If she were an ordinary black bourgeois, her career would have stalled out and she'd have settled into work congruent with her actual skills (say, common and garden law practice). She and her husband (and Anita Hill, if you want another example) have been larded with all sorts of benefits that institutions very seldom hand out. Personally, the mentality behind starfu**er behavior is something of which I have no visceral understanding, but it's everywhere in higher education and in the trade-association world. What gets you about the Obamas (and Anita Hill) is that they've had a simulacrum of an adult life in lieu of the real thing. They seem like...characters you'd see on an episode of Love Boat.

    Replies: @JMcG

    Art, that’s the perfect metaphor. Well done indeed.

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