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From the Minneapolis Star-Tribune (which is a contender for the iSteve Content Generator of the Year award):

‘Staggering’ surge in violent carjackings continues across Minneapolis

A triple-digit percentage increase over this time last year has residents in fear.
By Liz Sawyer Star Tribune DECEMBER 1, 2020 — 7:42PM

A housekeeper arriving early to her shift in south Minneapolis was confronted by two hooded teenagers outside her driver’s side window.

One pointed a gun at her head, demanding that she get out, before firing three shots: two ricocheted off the window and a third struck her side-view mirror.

Panicked, the teens fled in the stolen car they arrived in, the latest in a series of brazen attempted armed robberies and carjackings in a wave that is stretching across the city. Minneapolis residents are grappling with triple-digit percentage increase in these crimes, and incidents occurring at all hours, including broad daylight.

“She was completely traumatized,” said her employer, Kathy Higgins Victor, said of the Nov. 27 incident. “It’s just so bold.”

Over the past two months, Minneapolis police have logged more than 125 carjackings in the city, a troubling surge that authorities had largely linked to small groups of marauding teens. But an increasing number of adults have been arrested in recent weeks for committing the same crime.

Within a one-hour period Saturday morning, police reported three separate carjackings in southeast Minneapolis, including one where an elderly woman was struck on the head. The often brazen, daytime attacks are up 537% this month when compared with last November.

A 537% increase here, a 537% increase there, pretty soon you are talking about real numbers…

Police say suspects tend to approach victims on the street, sidewalk or parking lot — often while they’re distracted with routine tasks. A significant number of armed stickups have targeted seniors and unaccompanied women at their vehicles on Minneapolis’ South Side.

I believe the South Side is the nice side of Minneapolis.

MPD didn’t specifically track this type of crime until Sept. 22 because they were so infrequent. Previous cases fell under the larger umbrella of robberies and auto theft. The agency created a new coding system after the summer months yielded an unusually high number of attacks.

A retroactive count by analysts determined that Minneapolis has seen at least 375 carjackings this year — including 17 last week. That overall tally is more than three times higher than 2019.

“These suspects have been known to ask for directions, then rob the victim of a purse, phone or car,” read an MPD crime alert issued last month in the Third Precinct. It advised residents to be aware of their surroundings and carry only essentials. …

The spree comes amid a nearly unprecedented spike in violent crime, particularly shootings, since the May 25 killing of George Floyd in police custody and the civil unrest that followed.

In November, the toll of people shot this year surpassed 500 in Minneapolis, the most in 15 years. Seventy-nine homicides is highest count since the mid-1990s era when the city earned the grim moniker of “Murderapolis.”

 
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  1. Looks like Minneapolis is gonna need some more social workers!

    • Thanks: JimDandy
    • LOL: Jay Fink
    • Replies: @Kronos
    @anon

    Let the memes begin!

    https://scontent-sjc3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/fr/cp0/e15/q65/106285360_1154454571578114_6075859695020934310_o.jpg?_nc_cat=110&ccb=2&_nc_sid=110474&_nc_ohc=A37eu2cz7wsAX8T05OD&_nc_ht=scontent-sjc3-1.xx&tp=14&oh=77e22ced10f8cf8f81b82b8509b40372&oe=5FEE6D42

    Replies: @Anon

    , @Hannah Katz
    @anon

    And they need more Somali immigrants to add even more delightful diversity to a once boring, milk toast city known for high taxes but spending the money well. Maybe if they put the Somalis in positions of leadership it will all get better. Or something... /s

    , @Hypnotoad666
    @anon


    Looks like Minneapolis is gonna need some more social workers!
     
    Nah, they just have to keep an eye out on those "teens," they're almost as dangerous as the "youths."
    , @cronkitsche
    @anon

    Yes. Then, they'll call for arming the social workers. Then, for putting them in uniforms. Finally, putting uniformed, armed social workers in patrol cars. But the police will remain defunded.

    , @JimDandy
    @anon

    Seattle's definitely going to need at least one more.

    https://komonews.com/news/local/woman-stabbed-in-seattles-belltown-area-suspect-at-large

  2. MPD didn’t specifically track this type of crime until Sept. 22 because they were so infrequent.

    Sort of an epitaph, soon to come, for many more places than just Minneapolis.

    Not to worry though: the new regime will eliminate crime stats along with defunding the police, closing prisons, opening borders, and so on.

    • Agree: Voltarde, Polistra
    • Replies: @AnotherDad
    @Mike Pierson, Davenport Rector, Midfielder


    Not to worry though: the new regime will eliminate crime stats along with defunding the police, closing prisons, opening borders, and so on.
     
    I was thinking about this just today.

    I hope Steve and someone at AmRen is archiving all the Uniform Crime Report data, and the household survey data (forget what that's called) for the past 50 years or so.

    That stuff is super-useful for doing "these are simply facts, deal with it" presentations to people.

    And i think that all the racial components of those things that reflect negatively upon certain minority groups could well be omitted from any future reports. And perhaps even past reports scrubbed of racial offense.

    , @James Braxton
    @Mike Pierson, Davenport Rector, Midfielder

    But this new regime will not actually eliminate crime, which will continue apace.

    Replies: @Mike Pierson, Davenport Rector, Midfielder, @Michelle

    , @SunBakedSuburb
    @Mike Pierson, Davenport Rector, Midfielder

    "soon to come"

    One of the energizing elements of living through a societal stress-test is the clarity gained through surviving (s0 far) the psychic assault. It clears away the static and decodes the twilight language.

  3. Three of my German and Swedish grandparents immigrated to the Twin Cities in more innocent times. I’m certainly glad they didn’t stay.

    • Agree: RadicalCenter
  4. My (former) Sweet Home Chicago has been seeing escalating levels of carjackings:

    https://cwbchicago.com/2020/11/2-gunmen-carjack-driver-at-bustling-wicker-park-intersection-cops-say.html

    “Saturday morning’s carjacking is at least the seventh in Wicker Park and Bucktown since last weekend:

    Early Friday, carjackers pulled a man from his car on the Jewel parking lot at 1341 North Paulina, beat him, and then drove away with his vehicle, according to CPD records. One man is in custody for that case. CWBChicago will post a story about the matter after Saturday’s bond court hearing.

    On Tuesday, a Bucktown man was shot by robbers who tried to hijack his wife’s Porsche as she arrived home with their daughter from Midway Airport. The carjackers who shot the man pulled up to the scene in a red Audi that police believe they carjacked from a woman in Lakeview on Monday.

    Last Sunday, two masked men tried to force her from her car on the 1600 block of North Ashland. But she sped away — and wound up crashing into a pole. The would-be carjackers ran to a vehicle that appeared to be waiting for them in a nearby alley. The woman was not seriously injured.

    Three carjackings were reported last Saturday evening in about 20 minutes across the two neighborhoods.”

    • Replies: @JimDandy
    @mmack

    Up 125% this year, last I checked.

    , @Change that Matters
    @mmack

    Carjackers driving a carjacked car (Audi) to carjack another (Porsche).

    Anyone taking bets on how long before we see three or more vehicles linked in carjackings?

    The only thing I'm learning from all this is that most "dystopian" novels or films haven't come close to portraying the current aspirational black quagmire.

    , @Alden
    @mmack

    NBC Chicago. “Chicago man charged with murder after fatal fight because he laid his hands on thanksgiving leftovers. “

    A mostly peaceful black Thanksgiving. Wait till the Christmas shoplifting season gets going.

    , @Dago Shoes
    @mmack

    According to one web site, Chicago has had 1157 carjackings this year … of which 50 have been solved.

    Look for the statistic under 2020 Carjack-O-Rahm-A … https://heyjackass.com

    Replies: @Ed

    , @Hypnotoad666
    @mmack

    In all the media reports linked in this whole thread so far, the crimes were committed variously by "teens, "youths," "men," "robbers," "carjackers," and "offenders."

    Does the actual physical description of these people go without saying? Apparently it does, because no one is saying.

    Replies: @Harry Baldwin

  5. One pointed a gun at her head, demanding that she get out, before firing three shots: two ricocheted off the window and a third struck her side-view mirror.

    Panicked, the teens fled in the stolen car they arrived in….

    Now, THAT’s what I call a “robbery gone wrong”. Pure incompetency on display, but no homicide.

    • LOL: Lancelot_Link
    • Replies: @Pericles
    @Daniel H

    And the poor little guys then were 'panicked' too. Because the victim now could have shot back, I guess?

    Also, they apparently were competent enough to already have carjacked someone else before that.

    , @animalogic
    @Daniel H

    Car theft has to be highly organized to be profitable. Behind the street dreck there needs be people who can disguise stolen cars then move them to a new market.
    The back-ground guys are there -- shut them down & the street shit will stop making money.

    , @Almost Missouri
    @Daniel H



    two ricocheted off the window
     
    Now, THAT’s what I call a “robbery gone wrong”.
     
    Perhaps, but I want some of whatever that window was made out of.

    Replies: @anon

    , @Slim
    @Daniel H

    Most of these miscreants got their firearms training from rap videos. No NRA members in this group.

  6. All of the good neighborhoods in Minneapolis are in the south part of the city, but not all neighborhoods in the south part of the city are good. (Well, there are some exceptions to that. Some good neighborhoods on the east side of the river north of downtown for instance). A particularly brazen carjacking happened in Tangletown, which is a very nice south neighborhood. Uptown (for some reason also south of downtown) is a nice area adjacent to some very nice neighborhoods has also had some pretty serious crime recently.

    • Agree: Jack Armstrong
  7. Hah, that other stale pale Saint George did nothing but slay a dragon and he got his own flag! Our Saint George has already slain hundreds if not thousands and no flag. Talk about White privilege!

    • Agree: Supply and Demand
  8. Well that’s just the thing, isn’t it? Sao Paolo is warm with nice beaches and lots of pleasant things all year round. Minneapolis is cold as hell in the winter and sticky hot in the summer without much in between.

    Why on earth would anyone want to live in a frozen hell with trigger-happy blacks (with state-subsidized heating) ready to jump out and open fire if you don’t give them your car? Eventually you get to a sort of 1990s Ukraine situation, but it’s worse because black ladies don’t exactly lighten your mood like Slavic women.

    I live in western Washington state, which isn’t as cold as Minnesota, but it’s dark and miserable much of the year all the same (just ask the Corps of Discovery — Lewis and Clark’s men hated our winter). One of the nice things about this place is that it isn’t like Oakland. But given how things are “progressing” it may well end up that way. Then what? A cold, wet, dark version of California? No thanks…

    Oddly, white poverty has been one of the only things that keeps quality of life decent in these sorts of places (outside of the Seattle metro western Washington is poor). If we can’t afford to subsidize blacks, who are very expensive, we are spared. But as soon as the economic picture improves, we get it good and hard. How can we break this cycle?

    • Replies: @Thrasymachus
    @Bill P

    Hell, outside of the rich neighborhoods Seattle is pretty poor. Much of the city doesn't even have sidewalks. It's dingy, rundown, with a lot of graffiti.

    , @James O'Meara
    @Bill P

    " If we can’t afford to subsidize blacks, who are very expensive, we are spared. "

    Another resemblance btw the dark ones and other rich White lady pets. I (and I suppose others) have compared them to those annoying lap dogs and such: barking, running around, shitting and pissing on everything, but if you dare to complain, "You're a racist! How can you complain about little Snooky!"

    , @Ganderson
    @Bill P

    In the 50s- 70s the Twin Cities was?were? a great place to grow up. As a kid I never really thought about the weather. Now it makes me sad when I visit, it feels like a trip to Baltimore.

    , @Andrei Martyanov
    @Bill P


    Sao Paolo is warm with nice beaches and lots of pleasant things all year round
     
    I think Sao Paolo is few miles (actually more like 20) away from the coast.
    , @Ripple Earthdevil
    @Bill P


    Well that’s just the thing, isn’t it? Sao Paolo is warm with nice beaches and lots of pleasant things all year round. Minneapolis is cold as hell in the winter and sticky hot in the summer without much in between.
     
    No beaches in São Paulo; maybe you're thinking of Rio de Janeiro.
    , @AndrewR
    @Bill P

    São Paulo is about a half mile up. You have to drive for about an hour to get to the beach down a pretty steep road

    , @S. Anonyia
    @Bill P

    They should also rank crime rates by how much random crime there is. I’m more interested in that than overall crime rates. Statistically my city and even the broader metro is pretty unsafe, but it’s contained to the hoods. Last time a random middle-class person was carjacked/murdered was about a decade ago. Your chances of being victimized in daylight in a well trafficked area here are near zero. Now petty property crime or panhandling is a different story, but still.

    It seems as though a lot more bystanders get victimized in Northern cities like St. Paul. Why? Stronger family ties in Deep South ghettos keeping folks in check? Less situational awareness among Northern/Midwestern whites?

    Replies: @Alden

    , @obvious
    @Bill P

    Crime is a function of urban life, which is artificial. Burn all the land records and start over, everyone leave the cities.

    , @Frank McGar
    @Bill P

    It's interesting how much of the unrest has been focused in Northern states. I wonder if it has anything to do with the level of segregation, as blacks and whites tend to me more integrated in the South. Also, I suspect that it's not the actual quality of life that is making the kids angry, but the perceived quality of life relative to other people.

    I live in the north as well, and my city is fairly white (in the 80-85% range), but at this point I'm considering moving closer to the Artic Circle. Looking to get into the 95% and above range! I think the days of working out our differences are long gone.

    Replies: @Art Deco

  9. 53% of the state voted Democrat

    Swedes gonna Swede

    • Replies: @Ron Mexico
    @216

    "53% of the state voted Democrat"
    That's their story and they're sticking to it.

    , @LondonBob
    @216

    Seems like there is good evidence for wide scale ballot stuffing in Minnesota, especially in St Paul and Minneapolis.

    My Mum has relatives who emigrated from southern Sweden to that part of the world in the early twentieth century, still get a Christmas card from them. Sure Sweden is a lefty poster boy but they also have the Swedish Democrats and an active far right movement, Swedish society is a bit of enigma for outsiders and so a lot of people project their own beliefs on to them. I seem to remember Unz and Steve's blog has very high traffic from Sweden given the small population size.

    Replies: @AlexT, @Ganderson

  10. If the City Council and the Mayor don’t get blown out of office next year by a law-and-order slate, we’ll all have to conclude the burghers of Minneapolis are getting what they deserve. Recall, if you will, that a fairly ordinary (black lawyer) running in a white-majority district lost a primary to the likes of Ilhan Omar.

    • Agree: 36 ulster
  11. If we didnt have such easy access to firearms junk like this wouldn’t happen

    If we ban guns then the young men are deprived of the tools needed to make bad decisions

    • Troll: 36 ulster
    • Replies: @Mike Pierson, Davenport Rector, Midfielder
    @Ben Goldberg


    If we ban guns then the young men are deprived of the tools needed to make bad decisions
     
    Tiny, why not just ban young men? Then those guns which seem to go off all by themselves all the time won't have any targets. Cut out the middle man. Think!!
    , @MEH 0910
    @Ben Goldberg


    If we ban guns then the young men are deprived of the tools needed to make bad decisions
     
    https://i.imgflip.com/3dk64q.jpg

    Replies: @Alfa158

    , @No Recent Commenting History
    @Ben Goldberg

    If we didnt have such easy access to firearms junk like this wouldn’t happen

    If we didn't have such easy access to cars junk like this wouldn't happen.

    If we ban guns then the young men are deprived of the tools needed to make bad decisions

    How about if we ban carjackers? Then the young men are limited in the bad decisions they can make.

    You just quack me up....

    https://d1ix0byejyn2u7.cloudfront.net/drive/images/uploads/headers/ws_cropper/1_0x0_790x520_0x520_a_ducks_quack.jpg

    , @George Taylor
    @Ben Goldberg


    If we ban guns then the young men are deprived of the tools needed to make bad decisions.
     
    Because prohibition worked so well. How do you think they buy their guns now, Cabela's? Does it even occur to you the guns these "youths" have are already illegal? Chicago has some of the toughest gun laws on the books, how effective are they? Only thing banning guns would do is create a resurgence in organized crime, smuggling and distributing the newly illegal and now highly profitable guns sales.

    Replies: @Alden

    , @Colin Wright
    @Ben Goldberg

    'If we didnt have such easy access to firearms junk like this wouldn’t happen

    If we ban guns then the young men are deprived of the tools needed to make bad decisions.


    Bullshit. Around here everyone is armed to the teeth. It's literally comic.

    But in a county of a hundred thousand, no homicides at all this year.

    No blacks, you see.

    So stop lying. Your sentence should read, 'if blacks didn't have such easy access to guns...'

    Do you have the honesty to say that?

    , @Jus' Sayin'...
    @Ben Goldberg

    Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain.

    , @Forbes
    @Ben Goldberg

    Apparently, tools make bad decisions, just as guns fire themselves...

    Chewing gum has easy access, available at the corner deli.

    Guns? They still need to be acquired, illegally purchased or rented: not the definition of easy access.

    , @Bill Jones
    @Ben Goldberg

    I do like well done satire.
    Please play again soon.

  12. ‘“These suspects have been known to ask for directions, then rob the victim of a purse, phone or car,” read an MPD crime alert issued last month in the Third Precinct. It advised residents to be aware of their surroundings and carry only essentials. …’

    Also, always avoid young black males. Do not stop to talk to them, even if they appear to only have a simple question.

    Why should we keep screwing around with this b.s.? I’ve had enough. We don’t have to go through this with anyone else.

    • Replies: @Mike Pierson, Davenport Rector, Midfielder
    @Colin Wright


    It advised residents to be aware of their surroundings and carry only essentials.
     
    Interesting. Back in the Bad Old Days when I lived in an infested metropolis, white people were always advised to carry extra cash so as to appease 'assailants'.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    , @Hapalong Cassidy
    @Colin Wright

    Speaking of never relaxing around them, here is an interesting anecdote. Awhile ago I was in line at a fast food restaurant, when a large, very dark black man walked through the door and took his place in line behind me. After about a minute he took a cell phone call, and spoke in a foreign (African or Caribbean) accent. When I heard the accent, a wave of relief passed over me, and I imagine my heart rate dropped considerably.

    , @Frank McGar
    @Colin Wright

    A few months ago, at the height of Covid, a young light-skinned black woman came walking up to me yelling "Excuse me..Excuse me..can I borrow your phone?" I always have an answer right away for this kind of shit, so I quickly said I don't have my phone with me and kept walking briskly toward my destination. She seemed frustrated and kind of rolled her eyes, shook her head and sighed..probably thought I was racist. But I wasn't going to give her the benefit of the doubt, not anymore. If someone comes up to me on the street I say right away sorry, I'm late for a meeting and rush off as fast as possible. Asking for directions? Sorry, don't know. One move I like to do is if they come up to me while I'm walking, I keep walking and sort of turn back towards them as I'm passing to say "sorry, I'm late" or whatever, and that gives me the ability to see if they are still pursuing me, or if they are just standing there and moving on to someone else. But always keep moving, never stop when accosted on the street. Let the white liberals worry about being racist..that kind of thinking will get you bricked.

    Replies: @anon, @SunBakedSuburb

  13. I believe the South Side is the nice side of Minneapolis.

    Years ago, the guy who wrote The Straight Dope column broke it down and showed that while there were cities with nice South Sides, in most cities the South Side is, in the words of Jim Croce, “the baddest part of town.”

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @JimDandy

    Prevailing winds matter. In a lot of the country, the prevailing breeze is from the west, so the west side smells better than the east side. Los Angeles during the Smog Years was an example.

    Replies: @Icy Blast, @JimDandy, @LondonBob

    , @John Up North
    @JimDandy

    Before WW2 much of the Southside of Chicago was mostly white and safe. There were well paying jobs in steel mills and in the stockyards. After the world wars The Illinois Central Railroad brought up many black families from Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi and off-loaded them on the Southside.
    My father was a teenager in the South Shore neighborhood of Chicago just after WW2 and witnessed this phenomenon.

    , @Jay Fink
    @JimDandy

    I just thought of that Jim Croce song yesterday. I made the mistake of looking at pictures of a boy who was brutally killed by a pit bull. His face did in fact look like a jigsaw puzzle with a couple of pieces gone.

    I lived in 4 cities and in one of them, Fresno California, the South side was the bad side....very bad!

    , @Mike Zwick
    @JimDandy

    Chicago's South Side began to change when the smell of the stockyards began to permeate the air. The big money moved to the North Side. This coincided with the beginning of the Great Migration which further drove anybody with any money at all out of the area.

    , @Jack D
    @JimDandy

    It's really impossible to generalize. In Manhattan the south end is the financial district and the slums are at the northern end. In Philly the biggest slums are to the north and west of the downtown. Very often slums are formerly fashionable areas whose housing stock has aged - rich people want to live in whatever their generation's version of a McMansion is with all the latest conveniences and abandon housing that they consider to be obsolete and out of style. Also NY and Philly had mainly light industry so pollution was not a consideration. In Philly there is middle class housing in South Philly right up to the edge of the oil refineries but they were built post-WWII while the slum-mansions of N. Philly are 19th century.

  14. The spree comes amid a nearly unprecedented spike in violent crime, particularly shootings, since the May 25 killing of George Floyd in police custody and the civil unrest that followed.

    The myth that will never die.

    • Replies: @AndrewR
    @Patrick in SC

    Better than "murder" which a lot of leftist publications use

  15. @JimDandy
    I believe the South Side is the nice side of Minneapolis.

    Years ago, the guy who wrote The Straight Dope column broke it down and showed that while there were cities with nice South Sides, in most cities the South Side is, in the words of Jim Croce, "the baddest part of town."

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @John Up North, @Jay Fink, @Mike Zwick, @Jack D

    Prevailing winds matter. In a lot of the country, the prevailing breeze is from the west, so the west side smells better than the east side. Los Angeles during the Smog Years was an example.

    • Replies: @Icy Blast
    @Steve Sailer

    The "smog" was pushed up against the San Gabriel Mountains, where I got to breathe it while I was playing basketball. It was like swimming is a pool with too much chlorine.

    , @JimDandy
    @Steve Sailer

    Interesting. I'm surprised that the grievance culture hasn't cited this fact more when creatively explaining away disproportionate crime rates.

    , @LondonBob
    @Steve Sailer

    South and west tend to be the nice areas in Europe as the wind comes from that direction so when everyone had coal fires it was the cleanest part of town. Certainly the case for London and Moscow.

  16. Minneapolis, the new South Africa. White flight is next.

    • Replies: @anonymous
    @Tony Tea

    Minneapolis-St.Paul essentially imported all of their BLACKS! (both international and domestic) within only the last 30 years. Liberalism gone awry. Such a shame.

    , @James Braxton
    @Tony Tea

    White flight is the opposite of bankruptcy. It happens suddenly, then gradually.

    Replies: @John Up North

  17. @Ben Goldberg
    If we didnt have such easy access to firearms junk like this wouldn't happen

    If we ban guns then the young men are deprived of the tools needed to make bad decisions

    Replies: @Mike Pierson, Davenport Rector, Midfielder, @MEH 0910, @No Recent Commenting History, @George Taylor, @Colin Wright, @Jus' Sayin'..., @Forbes, @Bill Jones

    If we ban guns then the young men are deprived of the tools needed to make bad decisions

    Tiny, why not just ban young men? Then those guns which seem to go off all by themselves all the time won’t have any targets. Cut out the middle man. Think!!

    • LOL: Rob McX
  18. I expeshially recommend this carjacking video from NOPD to stay safe all y’all.

    • Replies: @Bert
    @Trelane

    Pooee cher, dat's good conseil he's talkin'.

  19. @Colin Wright
    '“These suspects have been known to ask for directions, then rob the victim of a purse, phone or car,” read an MPD crime alert issued last month in the Third Precinct. It advised residents to be aware of their surroundings and carry only essentials. …'

    Also, always avoid young black males. Do not stop to talk to them, even if they appear to only have a simple question.

    Why should we keep screwing around with this b.s.? I've had enough. We don't have to go through this with anyone else.

    Replies: @Mike Pierson, Davenport Rector, Midfielder, @Hapalong Cassidy, @Frank McGar

    It advised residents to be aware of their surroundings and carry only essentials.

    Interesting. Back in the Bad Old Days when I lived in an infested metropolis, white people were always advised to carry extra cash so as to appease ‘assailants’.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @Mike Pierson, Davenport Rector, Midfielder

    Mike, I rememeber reading about a carjacking that happened out West. The jackers were frustrated that the car had a standard stick shift. They shot the driver dead in front of his young daughter. There is no appeasing animals.

    Replies: @Mike Pierson, Davenport Rector, Midfielder

  20. 30-40 years ago, Minneapolis was the safest city in North America.

    Now the Somalis there will eat you alive, if they hear you’ve got a $5 bill in your pocket.

    Great success!

    • Replies: @ThreeCranes
    @Servant of Gla'aki

    Freud, for all his faults, got some things right. People really do have a death wish. They can't stand the boredom of contentment or the contentment of boredom. They just have to mess their lives up. The drive to do this to themselves is irresistible.

    Replies: @anon

  21. As a St. Paul resident, I’m glad that we have escaped most of the surge in violent crime, with a much more modest increase in homicides compared to our Western neighbor.

    I am nonetheless disappointed that we missed the symmetric headline “Saint Paul: the New São Paulo of the Snowbelt.”

    • Thanks: Inquiring Mind
  22. @mmack
    My (former) Sweet Home Chicago has been seeing escalating levels of carjackings:

    https://cwbchicago.com/2020/11/2-gunmen-carjack-driver-at-bustling-wicker-park-intersection-cops-say.html

    “Saturday morning’s carjacking is at least the seventh in Wicker Park and Bucktown since last weekend:

    Early Friday, carjackers pulled a man from his car on the Jewel parking lot at 1341 North Paulina, beat him, and then drove away with his vehicle, according to CPD records. One man is in custody for that case. CWBChicago will post a story about the matter after Saturday’s bond court hearing.

    On Tuesday, a Bucktown man was shot by robbers who tried to hijack his wife’s Porsche as she arrived home with their daughter from Midway Airport. The carjackers who shot the man pulled up to the scene in a red Audi that police believe they carjacked from a woman in Lakeview on Monday.

    Last Sunday, two masked men tried to force her from her car on the 1600 block of North Ashland. But she sped away — and wound up crashing into a pole. The would-be carjackers ran to a vehicle that appeared to be waiting for them in a nearby alley. The woman was not seriously injured.

    Three carjackings were reported last Saturday evening in about 20 minutes across the two neighborhoods.”

    Replies: @JimDandy, @Change that Matters, @Alden, @Dago Shoes, @Hypnotoad666

    Up 125% this year, last I checked.

  23. @Steve Sailer
    @JimDandy

    Prevailing winds matter. In a lot of the country, the prevailing breeze is from the west, so the west side smells better than the east side. Los Angeles during the Smog Years was an example.

    Replies: @Icy Blast, @JimDandy, @LondonBob

    The “smog” was pushed up against the San Gabriel Mountains, where I got to breathe it while I was playing basketball. It was like swimming is a pool with too much chlorine.

  24. That level of crimes, such as that 17 carjackings a week, sounds like what you’d read about NY City or Chicago or somewhere like that. (I couldn’t find carjacking stats in NYC after a cursory search.)

    “These suspects have been known to ask for directions, then rob the victim of a purse, phone or car,”

    What will the numbers have to get up to before Minnesota Nice doesn’t cut it anymore?

    “Ohhh, sooo glad to help. Yah, you betcha-aaaaaah!”

  25. In São Paulo they have many „minority“ POC. Strict gun control. And lawless shanty towns. Powerful paramilitary drug crime gangs. Merciless police killers, but nowadays restricted by „human rights“ for criminals. Also free pass for all under 18 „children“ to kill with virtual impunity.

    Defunding and defanging police in mostly white Minneapolis can cause the same damage as São Paulo’s gun control laws and large numbers of people of color in shanty towns.

    Did they mention the race of the carjackers in Minneapolis? Many blue eyed descendants of Sweden among them?

    Of course, they must not mention that or else people would become aware of the #RacistFacts and racist truths and thusly become prejudiced against „minorities“ and incorrectly vote for „right wing“ white supremacist“ politicians.

  26. What is the payoff for a car jacking, other than sticking it to whitey and going for a joy ride in his hot car? Serious question. I don’t get it, especially when the perps shoot at someone.

    • Replies: @Redneck farmer
    @Jim Don Bob

    Chop shops.

    , @Dan Smith
    @Jim Don Bob

    Carjacking is to transportation as rape is to love. It’s raw domination. Material rewards are secondary.

    , @Muggles
    @Jim Don Bob


    What is the payoff for a car jacking,
     
    It might be joyriding or chop shopping it, but you read that many armed robberies involving crews and larger amounts of money end up using stolen vehicles.

    Carjacking is the fastest way to do that unless you are an experienced car thief.
    , @Alden
    @Jim Don Bob

    The carjacked cars are taken to a chop shop or stolen car dealer and sold for about 10 percent of value.

    It’s really part of organized crime. The cars are often taken to other states and reregistered in several states till the paper trail disappears. Some DMV clerks are part of the criminal organization. On the east coast, they are often exported to Mid East countries where the official, legal car import tax can be 10-15K. So the cars can be privately sold and avoid the import tax.

    It’s a big business.

  27. @Ben Goldberg
    If we didnt have such easy access to firearms junk like this wouldn't happen

    If we ban guns then the young men are deprived of the tools needed to make bad decisions

    Replies: @Mike Pierson, Davenport Rector, Midfielder, @MEH 0910, @No Recent Commenting History, @George Taylor, @Colin Wright, @Jus' Sayin'..., @Forbes, @Bill Jones

    If we ban guns then the young men are deprived of the tools needed to make bad decisions

    • Replies: @Alfa158
    @MEH 0910

    You have to give Duck credit for having the grit to flirt with anti-Semitic humor in his gag posts.

  28. @Ben Goldberg
    If we didnt have such easy access to firearms junk like this wouldn't happen

    If we ban guns then the young men are deprived of the tools needed to make bad decisions

    Replies: @Mike Pierson, Davenport Rector, Midfielder, @MEH 0910, @No Recent Commenting History, @George Taylor, @Colin Wright, @Jus' Sayin'..., @Forbes, @Bill Jones

    If we didnt have such easy access to firearms junk like this wouldn’t happen

    If we didn’t have such easy access to cars junk like this wouldn’t happen.

    If we ban guns then the young men are deprived of the tools needed to make bad decisions

    How about if we ban carjackers? Then the young men are limited in the bad decisions they can make.

    You just quack me up….

  29. Gosh, I thought smart and morally superior people in Minnesota were going to teach the rest of us how race relations should work. And yet, we still have the problem of Whites failing to own up to their collective responsibility and hand over their assets & women to non-Whites.

    Aren’t these Black men just taking what is rightly theirs? Isn’t resistance a form of violence? Why haven’t these White boomers been prosecuted?

    Good news: there are an easy ten million Muslims, Somalias, Nigerians and Cambodians who are willing to move to Minnesota and teach White folks some manners. It’s a downpayment on the one billion third worlders coming to America this century!

    • Thanks: cronkitsche
  30. @Steve Sailer
    @JimDandy

    Prevailing winds matter. In a lot of the country, the prevailing breeze is from the west, so the west side smells better than the east side. Los Angeles during the Smog Years was an example.

    Replies: @Icy Blast, @JimDandy, @LondonBob

    Interesting. I’m surprised that the grievance culture hasn’t cited this fact more when creatively explaining away disproportionate crime rates.

  31. Simply decriminalize car jacking. Problem solved.

    • Agree: Colin Wright
    • Replies: @Colin Wright
    @anon

    'Simply decriminalize car jacking. Problem solved.'

    There you go. Cars are a community transportation resource that are not distributed equitably. It can be shown that juveniles of color don't possess as many as they should. Ergo, their actions are merely redressing the balance.

    They shouldn't actually kill those relinquishing possession of the car. For their part, the elderly or female whites, Asians, and Hispanics giving the youth of color their turn at the wheel should be polite and helpful. Apologizing for it being a stick would be an example of appropriate behavior.

    Replies: @cronkitsche

  32. @Ben Goldberg
    If we didnt have such easy access to firearms junk like this wouldn't happen

    If we ban guns then the young men are deprived of the tools needed to make bad decisions

    Replies: @Mike Pierson, Davenport Rector, Midfielder, @MEH 0910, @No Recent Commenting History, @George Taylor, @Colin Wright, @Jus' Sayin'..., @Forbes, @Bill Jones

    If we ban guns then the young men are deprived of the tools needed to make bad decisions.

    Because prohibition worked so well. How do you think they buy their guns now, Cabela’s? Does it even occur to you the guns these “youths” have are already illegal? Chicago has some of the toughest gun laws on the books, how effective are they? Only thing banning guns would do is create a resurgence in organized crime, smuggling and distributing the newly illegal and now highly profitable guns sales.

    • Replies: @Alden
    @George Taylor

    Thanks for mentioning that. Every time a liberal spouts off about gun control laws I really enjoy telling them that the guns used by criminals are not registered not bought from a store or dealer and often stolen.

    These law abiding .......s are just shocked shocked when they realize that criminals don’t buy their guns legally.

    Often they will propose draconian measures against owners of guns obtained privately or illegally, like no warrant searches of every house.

    So I point out that it would be against the 14 amendment and would have a disparate impact on black criminals. It’s also fun to tell them of the procedures, forms, felony checks etc involved in buying guns.

    Strange, liberals don’t talk to me any more.

  33. It seems to me that mixed race areas are livable when there is pretty solid segregation. Nice white people, like Swedes of Minnesota, don’t want to be paranoid, suspicious, and mean all the time, but that’s the only safe way of being when the BYMs are wilding. When the only blacks in your ‘hood are middle-aged maids, sans chilluns, BYMs (Black Young Males) stand out, and the cops can clear out any clots that start clogging the streets and sidewalks. But in mixed neighborhoods, even tolerably behaved female blacks have their worthless, criminal male associated brothers and sons. A mixed neighborhood can never get the streets safe enough for mice whites. That’s when whites start moving to places with better schools.

    How can the current black-worship function long enough to break the country? I think it is because of la corona. When the only ‘interaction’ one has with people is through the media, and one wants to be a good person, all the blacks one ‘encounters’ are fantastic people, and the racists are so dumb ugly, and mean, and clearly bad people. Hell, even the black women on tv tend to be thin and either pleasant or refreshingly ‘sassy’, not a 300 pounder to be seen. No one wants to feel like a bad person, so they start going crazy for BLM, partially to compensate for the fact that they themselves don’t like BYMs, they externalize their negative feelings for blacks onto imaginary Nazis. Nazis who are so powerful that the fact that they think male blacks are trash makes the blacks criminals.

    When China stops propping up America with cheap imports, and the economy starts failing, how are GoodWhitex going to keep the blacks away? I can see things flipping very fast, I would not want to be a young male black when the peop,e, for no reason at all, elect Hitler.

    • Replies: @Johnny Smoggins
    @Rob


    It seems to me that mixed race areas are livable when there is pretty solid segregation.
     
    Mixed race areas are livable when they don't include blacks. Everyone else can live among each other just fine.

    The problem is blacks, it's always the blacks.

    , @Frank McGar
    @Rob

    One of the biggest catalysts for Hitler's ascendancy was the complete gutting of the middle class. The Weimar Republic printed money to pay off war debts and hyperinflation ensued. Businesses destroyed in the blink of an eye. Sound familiar? Eventually debauchery and prostitution became a way to survive for some families. And people still wonder how Hitler came to be.

    Ironically, the same people who think they are better than the average German, who think they wouldn't have turned in their neighbours for being Jewish, that they would have stood up to it all...well they are the same people calling the police on their neighbors for having too many people over for Thanksgiving.

    Replies: @Art Deco

  34. @Bill P
    Well that's just the thing, isn't it? Sao Paolo is warm with nice beaches and lots of pleasant things all year round. Minneapolis is cold as hell in the winter and sticky hot in the summer without much in between.

    Why on earth would anyone want to live in a frozen hell with trigger-happy blacks (with state-subsidized heating) ready to jump out and open fire if you don't give them your car? Eventually you get to a sort of 1990s Ukraine situation, but it's worse because black ladies don't exactly lighten your mood like Slavic women.

    I live in western Washington state, which isn't as cold as Minnesota, but it's dark and miserable much of the year all the same (just ask the Corps of Discovery -- Lewis and Clark's men hated our winter). One of the nice things about this place is that it isn't like Oakland. But given how things are "progressing" it may well end up that way. Then what? A cold, wet, dark version of California? No thanks...

    Oddly, white poverty has been one of the only things that keeps quality of life decent in these sorts of places (outside of the Seattle metro western Washington is poor). If we can't afford to subsidize blacks, who are very expensive, we are spared. But as soon as the economic picture improves, we get it good and hard. How can we break this cycle?

    Replies: @Thrasymachus, @James O'Meara, @Ganderson, @Andrei Martyanov, @Ripple Earthdevil, @AndrewR, @S. Anonyia, @obvious, @Frank McGar

    Hell, outside of the rich neighborhoods Seattle is pretty poor. Much of the city doesn’t even have sidewalks. It’s dingy, rundown, with a lot of graffiti.

  35. @Bill P
    Well that's just the thing, isn't it? Sao Paolo is warm with nice beaches and lots of pleasant things all year round. Minneapolis is cold as hell in the winter and sticky hot in the summer without much in between.

    Why on earth would anyone want to live in a frozen hell with trigger-happy blacks (with state-subsidized heating) ready to jump out and open fire if you don't give them your car? Eventually you get to a sort of 1990s Ukraine situation, but it's worse because black ladies don't exactly lighten your mood like Slavic women.

    I live in western Washington state, which isn't as cold as Minnesota, but it's dark and miserable much of the year all the same (just ask the Corps of Discovery -- Lewis and Clark's men hated our winter). One of the nice things about this place is that it isn't like Oakland. But given how things are "progressing" it may well end up that way. Then what? A cold, wet, dark version of California? No thanks...

    Oddly, white poverty has been one of the only things that keeps quality of life decent in these sorts of places (outside of the Seattle metro western Washington is poor). If we can't afford to subsidize blacks, who are very expensive, we are spared. But as soon as the economic picture improves, we get it good and hard. How can we break this cycle?

    Replies: @Thrasymachus, @James O'Meara, @Ganderson, @Andrei Martyanov, @Ripple Earthdevil, @AndrewR, @S. Anonyia, @obvious, @Frank McGar

    ” If we can’t afford to subsidize blacks, who are very expensive, we are spared. ”

    Another resemblance btw the dark ones and other rich White lady pets. I (and I suppose others) have compared them to those annoying lap dogs and such: barking, running around, shitting and pissing on everything, but if you dare to complain, “You’re a racist! How can you complain about little Snooky!”

    • Agree: Lancelot_Link
  36. Car jackers! But I thought Swedish-Americans were “nice”.

  37. @mmack
    My (former) Sweet Home Chicago has been seeing escalating levels of carjackings:

    https://cwbchicago.com/2020/11/2-gunmen-carjack-driver-at-bustling-wicker-park-intersection-cops-say.html

    “Saturday morning’s carjacking is at least the seventh in Wicker Park and Bucktown since last weekend:

    Early Friday, carjackers pulled a man from his car on the Jewel parking lot at 1341 North Paulina, beat him, and then drove away with his vehicle, according to CPD records. One man is in custody for that case. CWBChicago will post a story about the matter after Saturday’s bond court hearing.

    On Tuesday, a Bucktown man was shot by robbers who tried to hijack his wife’s Porsche as she arrived home with their daughter from Midway Airport. The carjackers who shot the man pulled up to the scene in a red Audi that police believe they carjacked from a woman in Lakeview on Monday.

    Last Sunday, two masked men tried to force her from her car on the 1600 block of North Ashland. But she sped away — and wound up crashing into a pole. The would-be carjackers ran to a vehicle that appeared to be waiting for them in a nearby alley. The woman was not seriously injured.

    Three carjackings were reported last Saturday evening in about 20 minutes across the two neighborhoods.”

    Replies: @JimDandy, @Change that Matters, @Alden, @Dago Shoes, @Hypnotoad666

    Carjackers driving a carjacked car (Audi) to carjack another (Porsche).

    Anyone taking bets on how long before we see three or more vehicles linked in carjackings?

    The only thing I’m learning from all this is that most “dystopian” novels or films haven’t come close to portraying the current aspirational black quagmire.

    • Agree: Stan d Mute
  38. @Daniel H
    One pointed a gun at her head, demanding that she get out, before firing three shots: two ricocheted off the window and a third struck her side-view mirror.

    Panicked, the teens fled in the stolen car they arrived in....

    Now, THAT's what I call a "robbery gone wrong". Pure incompetency on display, but no homicide.

    Replies: @Pericles, @animalogic, @Almost Missouri, @Slim

    And the poor little guys then were ‘panicked’ too. Because the victim now could have shot back, I guess?

    Also, they apparently were competent enough to already have carjacked someone else before that.

  39. @Bill P
    Well that's just the thing, isn't it? Sao Paolo is warm with nice beaches and lots of pleasant things all year round. Minneapolis is cold as hell in the winter and sticky hot in the summer without much in between.

    Why on earth would anyone want to live in a frozen hell with trigger-happy blacks (with state-subsidized heating) ready to jump out and open fire if you don't give them your car? Eventually you get to a sort of 1990s Ukraine situation, but it's worse because black ladies don't exactly lighten your mood like Slavic women.

    I live in western Washington state, which isn't as cold as Minnesota, but it's dark and miserable much of the year all the same (just ask the Corps of Discovery -- Lewis and Clark's men hated our winter). One of the nice things about this place is that it isn't like Oakland. But given how things are "progressing" it may well end up that way. Then what? A cold, wet, dark version of California? No thanks...

    Oddly, white poverty has been one of the only things that keeps quality of life decent in these sorts of places (outside of the Seattle metro western Washington is poor). If we can't afford to subsidize blacks, who are very expensive, we are spared. But as soon as the economic picture improves, we get it good and hard. How can we break this cycle?

    Replies: @Thrasymachus, @James O'Meara, @Ganderson, @Andrei Martyanov, @Ripple Earthdevil, @AndrewR, @S. Anonyia, @obvious, @Frank McGar

    In the 50s- 70s the Twin Cities was?were? a great place to grow up. As a kid I never really thought about the weather. Now it makes me sad when I visit, it feels like a trip to Baltimore.

  40. St. Paulo

    • Replies: @Gary in Gramercy
    @JohnnyWalker123

    "You never forget your first carjacking."

  41. Minneapolis: the New Sao Paulo of the Snowbelt

    Does that make St Paul the Rio? Actually, the two pairs are similar. Minneapolis is the business capital and largest city, like São Paulo. St Paul is the political capital (as Rio was once) and the more cultural and historical city.

    Oh, and São Paulo means “Saint Paul”. Pig’s Eye, our original name, would be Olho de Porco.

    I believe the South Side is the nice side of Minneapolis.

    I lived in Saint Paul 30 years and never heard of any “South Side” across the river. Is it some revived name from generations past, like “Midtown”?

    •Southwest is the nicest part of the city, adjacent to Edina, or Lake of the Isles if you prefer to be closer to the action.

    •South Minneapolis is huge, almost half the city, and contains everything from microghettos to lakeside and riverside mansions.

    •North is mostly black ghetto now, Northeast once white ethnic but increasingly hipster (it’s cheap, like Brooklyn once). Crime went way down in Northeast when they closed the Lowry Ave. Bridge for a year to rebuild.

    •Southeast is confusing, because it’s northeast of downtown. It’s classic student ghetto, and includes Dinkytown.

    For some reason, towing charges are inversely correlated to incomes:

    Back on the Coast, Steve’s very own County Supervisor Zelda Gilroy was caught breaking the dining rules she helped set.

    What would Dobie think? Or Maynard?

    • Replies: @vhrm
    @Reg Cæsar

    In San Francisco getting towed is ~$550 now if you catch it that day. About half to the towing company and half to the city for "fees". Other SF area cities are slightly lower but similar.

    Down to $100 if you can prove you're low income.

    Also you get 1 freebie if you prove you're homeless.

    It's a great place.

    (fees have gone up some since this article was written in 2015 https://www.kqed.org/news/10547173/why-is-towing-so-expensive-in-san-francisco )

    Replies: @Rob McX

    , @AnotherDad
    @Reg Cæsar

    MSP/Minnesota, should be paying certain vibrants to relocate to Atlanta.

    It would be cost effective for the city. And win-win. These folks really don't like the cold, and they have serious butt-kicking cold there.

    Replies: @Ray Caruso, @black sea, @Almost Missouri

    , @vhrm
    @Reg Cæsar


    Back on the Coast, Steve’s very own County Supervisor Zelda Gilroy was caught breaking the dining rules she helped set.

    What would Dobie think? Or Maynard?
     
    Also, that article you post convincingly states that she didn't actually break the rule. She ate there the evening before it went into effect.

    You clearly have more than enough reading comprehension to understand that and you know that Steve has enough to understand the difference so why are you trolling us with this?

    These lockdowns are stupid and i hope anyone voting for them gets their cars towed, and there are enough people actually breaking the rules or guidelines, like Pelosi at the salon and Newsom at French Laundry. Don't make stuff up. It just makes it easier for pro-lockdown people to paint all criticism as exaggeration. Don't give them more ammo.

    Replies: @Whiskey, @Ray Caruso, @Buffalo Joe, @Reg Cæsar

    , @Bert
    @Reg Cæsar

    You youngsters lived in the wrong era. In the early 70's it was possible to enjoy the boates in Rio and Sao Paulo until 3 a.m. and then walk home safely. Of course then there was the Esquadrao de Morte making runs to the landfill several times a week.

  42. Even mild-mannered MSP writer/blogger James Lileks is getting a little uncomfortable with the current situation. Here’s his take on the carjacking recounted in the article Steve excerpted: LINK

    • Replies: @415 reasons
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    Jesus I stopped reading Lileks circa 2008 and he had been at it for some time then. Interesting how a few die hard bloggers (like Steve) can sustain this medium but 99% of people who started blogging in the mid aughts gave it up a decade ago.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    , @Barnard
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    Interesting link. That is the first I had heard Lisa Bender is not running for reelection. She blames the threats on her family on Trump of course and thinks police should be able to prevent these car jackings through her social programs.

    https://www.southwestjournal.com/news/2020/11/lisa-bender-exit-interview-we-have-to-come-together-as-a-community/

    Replies: @Ron Mexico

    , @Harry Baldwin
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    The cops explained that there was a big gang of carjackers, quite modern in its multiethnic makeup, and they’d gotten some, but more were out there.

    A multiethnic gang, for real? Possibly those Boogaloo Bois we've been hearing about.

    I have an old friend who lives on the outskirts of Minneapolis. He's a progressive. He's always been scared of guns, but now thinks he might need one, because, you know, the "Boogaloo Bois" might bust in his door. After all, they're the ones who smashed shop windows in his city, inspiring the blacks to begin looting. I tried to explain to him that as a right-winger, one who reads right-wing blogs and participates in gun-forums, I had never hear of Boogaloo Bois before the MSM introduced that term. Proud Boys, yes, but Boogaloo Bois seems like a media confabulation to me. He scoffed at my transparent attempt to gaslight him into thinking that the Boogaloo Bois weren't the instigators of riots in his fair city. BTW, he won't get a gun. The mere idea is almost too exciting for him.

    Replies: @Rob McX, @Charon

    , @Alfa158
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    I enjoy reading James, and I understand that he has to be discrete so I cut him some slack on how red-pilled he can sound. He has a good job as the Strib’s token Republican but he understands that regardless of what he is secretly thinking, it will only take one reality based column, post, or tweet and he will be gone with a snap of the fingers.

    Replies: @The Last Real Calvinist, @Dissident

  43. A significant number of armed stickups have targeted seniors and unaccompanied women at their vehicles on Minneapolis’ South Side.

    This might be the only helpful place in society for trannies. Let them ride around alone in cars with concealed weapons and spontaneously defend themselves against carjackers.

    (“Undocumented ride sharing”.)

  44. I sent my cucked lib friend this link and his response was first “post hoc ergo procter hoc” at which point I pointed out that this was ridiculous and insane. He eventually agreed and asked what my point was, that somehow this meant Trump was good? I said no, not really, the point is that lib contrarianism against Trump was so deranged and disconnected from reality that he could say something like “Don’t let people commit arson and disregard the law even if something bad happened to a black guy” that it triggered mass resistance regardless of how foreseeable and disastrous the consequences might be.

    It will be fun to see sociologists twist themselves into pretzels a year or two from now to convince us that this 500% crime surge localized to the city where the cops let people burn down a precinct with no consequences was actually due to a pandemic inspired realization about systemic racism, though.

  45. @Bill P
    Well that's just the thing, isn't it? Sao Paolo is warm with nice beaches and lots of pleasant things all year round. Minneapolis is cold as hell in the winter and sticky hot in the summer without much in between.

    Why on earth would anyone want to live in a frozen hell with trigger-happy blacks (with state-subsidized heating) ready to jump out and open fire if you don't give them your car? Eventually you get to a sort of 1990s Ukraine situation, but it's worse because black ladies don't exactly lighten your mood like Slavic women.

    I live in western Washington state, which isn't as cold as Minnesota, but it's dark and miserable much of the year all the same (just ask the Corps of Discovery -- Lewis and Clark's men hated our winter). One of the nice things about this place is that it isn't like Oakland. But given how things are "progressing" it may well end up that way. Then what? A cold, wet, dark version of California? No thanks...

    Oddly, white poverty has been one of the only things that keeps quality of life decent in these sorts of places (outside of the Seattle metro western Washington is poor). If we can't afford to subsidize blacks, who are very expensive, we are spared. But as soon as the economic picture improves, we get it good and hard. How can we break this cycle?

    Replies: @Thrasymachus, @James O'Meara, @Ganderson, @Andrei Martyanov, @Ripple Earthdevil, @AndrewR, @S. Anonyia, @obvious, @Frank McGar

    Sao Paolo is warm with nice beaches and lots of pleasant things all year round

    I think Sao Paolo is few miles (actually more like 20) away from the coast.

  46. @216
    53% of the state voted Democrat

    Swedes gonna Swede

    Replies: @Ron Mexico, @LondonBob

    “53% of the state voted Democrat”
    That’s their story and they’re sticking to it.

  47. @The Last Real Calvinist
    Even mild-mannered MSP writer/blogger James Lileks is getting a little uncomfortable with the current situation. Here's his take on the carjacking recounted in the article Steve excerpted: LINK

    Replies: @415 reasons, @Barnard, @Harry Baldwin, @Alfa158

    Jesus I stopped reading Lileks circa 2008 and he had been at it for some time then. Interesting how a few die hard bloggers (like Steve) can sustain this medium but 99% of people who started blogging in the mid aughts gave it up a decade ago.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @415 reasons

    Last Blogger Standing.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @415 reasons

  48. The public-union police officers should be conducting sting operations, wherein plain-clothed, female cops in late model, parked cars pretend to be distracted.

    As soon as thuggish, products of public schools approach the vehicle with guns drawn .. snipers open fire.

    Aim for legs.

  49. @anon
    Looks like Minneapolis is gonna need some more social workers!

    Replies: @Kronos, @Hannah Katz, @Hypnotoad666, @cronkitsche, @JimDandy

    • Thanks: Redneck farmer
    • Replies: @Anon
    @Kronos

    Look on the bright side: The more social workers killed, the fewer will survive to reproduce. Most social workers willing to do police work are in their twenties, fresh out of school, and starry-eyed with ideology. Bump them off early, and they won't survive to morph into middle-aged, preachy academics corrupting another generation of college students.

    If you search the internet, you'll find various older cases of social workers getting killed by criminals, but the headlines never make the national news. If social workers replacing cops becomes a big deal, dead social workers (cheap non-union labor, keep in mind) will become a popular joke. People will be making wisecracks about how many social workers does it take to change a Somali, etc.

    Replies: @J.Ross

  50. From the blog post and news article, I gather the cops are doing nothing. Seems like an opportune moment to disband the police force and actually replace them with qualified social workers.

    • Replies: @Forbes
    @Supply and Demand

    The cops are following orders. Politicians make the call, command issues the orders.

    It's not obvious social workers paid on the public teat would be any cheaper or more effective. Just different snouts at the trough.

    Replies: @Supply and Demand

    , @danand
    @Supply and Demand

    “I gather the cops are doing nothing.”

    Supply and Demand, could be they can’t really afford to do anything anymore? It’s the social workers time; surely it will all work out for the better...

    https://flic.kr/p/2kd18UN

    The kids look OK with the settlement, and dad’s still killing it, both at Facebook and as a SJW. Check out pops in the background bringing out the champagne.


    A California county has agreed to pay $9.9 million to a Silicon Valley software engineer who was shot and paralyzed by a deputy when he charged at him with a carving fork.

    Officials in Placer County finalized the payment – the largest in county history – this week to settle a federal lawsuit filed by Samuel Kolb, 50, and his relatives against the sheriff’s department, alleging excessive force and negligence, the Los Angeles Times reported.

    Kolb, of San Mateo, Calif., was staying with his family at a cabin in Lake Tahoe in January 2018 when his 16-year-old son called 911 to say his father having some kind of “mental psychosis” and cited his history of temporal lobe epilepsy, court records show.

    Kolb was later shot twice by a responding deputy, Curtis Honeycutt, after grabbing a carving fork inside the cabin. One of the bullets entered Kolb’s back, injuring his spine, court documents show.

    Kolb’s son also testified that Honeycutt didn’t order his father to drop the fork prior to opening fire, the Los Angeles Times report.

    Kolb, who now uses a wheelchair and colostomy bag, said he lives with pain all the time and cannot feel anything below his belly button.

    “I would pay all the money plus interest to walk again,” he told the newspaper. “It changed everything about how I lived. I was athletic before … I skied, I played tennis, swam, ran and I was an active father.”

    Kolb was charged with assault with a deadly weapon and felony child endangerment following the shooting and later pleaded guilty to brandishing a deadly weapon other than a firearm as part of a plea deal, the newspaper reported.

    Kolb, who now works at Facebook managing a team of engineers, said he took the deal because it involved no jail time. He’s also now advocating for widespread police reform throughout the country.

    “This is a morally bankrupt and corrupt system that is bent on one thing, which is protecting the power of the entrenched police union and this power structure,” Kolb told the Associated Press.
     

  51. OT: China’s Chang’e-5 Moon mission probe touches down

    https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-55148998

  52. Nice Whites love that stuff. Black violence is like manna from heaven for them.

    In other news Rick Wilson wants imprisonment and humiliation for Trump and all his supporters. Supposedly he’s in a shortlist for a Biden Justice post.

    And Biden wants a national soda tax. Also on various foods.

    There are rules for Deplorable and none for blacks and elites.

    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
    @Whiskey


    There are rules for Deplorable and none for blacks and elites.
     
    There won't be any rules for Latinos or Muslims either.
    , @Forbes
    @Whiskey

    A soda tax would hit "certain communities" right in the wallet, as spending on soda and fast food is their mainstay. What's the problem...

    I'd think whites would be in favor of it--soda is pretty unhealthy. And not even a cheap thrill.

  53. The good people are getting a taste of what they voted for and supported. And with Biden about to flood the nation with refugees, they’re going to get even more Somalis.

    Zero sympathy.

    • Agree: Joseph Doaks
  54. Anon[363] • Disclaimer says:

    You can’t fix people with a Pollyanna mentality. The Pollyanna mentality is a survival mentality, and it’s programmed into a lot of people by their genes to keep them fighting the Darwinian fight. They’re cheerful most of the time and pooh-pooh obstacles and bad news.

    However, if you have too much of the Pollyanna gene, you’ll get yourself killed. Scandinavians are loaded with this gene. I suspect they have an excess because they developed it to stay cheerful during the long, dark, cold Scandinavian winters. But when you import a bunch of vicious blacks into the north, this means the Scandies are sitting ducks. They downplay the threat and become victims.

    White liberal northern suburban Americans also have too much of the gene.

  55. 2016 Hennepin County:
    Clinton- 429,283 63.13%
    Trump- 191,768 28.20%

    2020 Hennepin County:
    Biden: 532,623 70.46%
    Trump: 205,973 27.25%

    Could care less what happens in that city/county.

    • Replies: @AnotherDad
    @Ed

    A vote for Biden was a vote for carjacking.

    Replies: @Almost Missouri

  56. From the end of the article in the OP:

    Such attacks hit “too close to home,” said Rick Reuter, who was born and raised in south Minneapolis. “She was extremely lucky.”

    His wife, Alicia Reuter, said the shooting makes her fearful about doing basic tasks like getting gas, even during the day.

    The couple say they support police reform efforts, particularly in the wake of George Floyd’s killing, …

    These people are the cause of both their own destruction and that of their neighbors and broader society… statistically, the other victims more likely than not held similar views.

    To what degree does that mitigate the sadness of their victimization?

    They wanted unpoliced blacks and they’re getting (slightly) unpoliced blacks. This is what they’ve been protesting for, now they’ve got it. Maybe they’ll learn something.

    Let’s do it like Chernobyl: Put a fence around the area and then we’ll come back and clean up in a few decades.

    • Agree: HammerJack
  57. Minneapolis votes straight Democrat and now they’re getting it good and hard. I live in the southern burbs. We are locked and loaded.

  58. It advised residents to be aware of their surroundings and carry only essentials.

    Leaving off the last two words would make this much better advice.

    • Agree: Rob McX, J.Ross
  59. Anon[363] • Disclaimer says:
    @Kronos
    @anon

    Let the memes begin!

    https://scontent-sjc3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/fr/cp0/e15/q65/106285360_1154454571578114_6075859695020934310_o.jpg?_nc_cat=110&ccb=2&_nc_sid=110474&_nc_ohc=A37eu2cz7wsAX8T05OD&_nc_ht=scontent-sjc3-1.xx&tp=14&oh=77e22ced10f8cf8f81b82b8509b40372&oe=5FEE6D42

    Replies: @Anon

    Look on the bright side: The more social workers killed, the fewer will survive to reproduce. Most social workers willing to do police work are in their twenties, fresh out of school, and starry-eyed with ideology. Bump them off early, and they won’t survive to morph into middle-aged, preachy academics corrupting another generation of college students.

    If you search the internet, you’ll find various older cases of social workers getting killed by criminals, but the headlines never make the national news. If social workers replacing cops becomes a big deal, dead social workers (cheap non-union labor, keep in mind) will become a popular joke. People will be making wisecracks about how many social workers does it take to change a Somali, etc.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @Anon

    Social workers, like homosexuals, do not reproduce: they are recruited. There will never not be a supply of gullible idiots who mean to do well. With the monopolist-Chinese coalition coming in and Republicans doing nothing to resist them, people aren't even going to know about the dead social workers.

  60. @JohnnyWalker123
    St. Paulo

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy

    “You never forget your first carjacking.”

    • LOL: JohnnyWalker123
  61. @The Last Real Calvinist
    Even mild-mannered MSP writer/blogger James Lileks is getting a little uncomfortable with the current situation. Here's his take on the carjacking recounted in the article Steve excerpted: LINK

    Replies: @415 reasons, @Barnard, @Harry Baldwin, @Alfa158

    Interesting link. That is the first I had heard Lisa Bender is not running for reelection. She blames the threats on her family on Trump of course and thinks police should be able to prevent these car jackings through her social programs.

    https://www.southwestjournal.com/news/2020/11/lisa-bender-exit-interview-we-have-to-come-together-as-a-community/

    • Replies: @Ron Mexico
    @Barnard

    Interesting read into the psychology of useful idiots. She even pulled this out: ", because that’s not who we are as a Minneapolis community." in response to chants of "lock her up." Let me play Cathy Newman for a moment and "so what you're saying" is I, Lisa Bender, don't believe I should be accountable for how effed up the Twin Cities have become.

  62. My favorite carjacking, if there is such a category, was the teen who jacked a student’s car in the parking lot of Cleveland’s Jesuit Prep HS. Took the students backback and keys. Oh, and then put the car up for sale on Craig’s List. Can’t fix stupid.

    • Replies: @Rob McX
    @Buffalo Joe

    Biggest mistake you could ever make is think, "Nobody would be stupid enough to do that to me, they'd be caught straight away". I was just watching a video about the murder of John Hancock and his mother in Orange County, CA, in 1996 by a 19-year-old black woman who then set fire to the mansion they lived in. An acquaintance of hers gave evidence that the first thing she did afterwards was drive John's Mustang around to his place and ask if he'd buy it.

    Replies: @black sea, @Bill Jones

    , @Dago Shoes
    @Buffalo Joe

    I attended that Jesuit Prep HS -- graduated in the mid-'60s. The neighborhood around the school was a real shithole back then … puerto ricans in the neighborhood often attended the local barber college on Lorain Avenue -- carried straight razors as weapons. Local hillbillies used 12-gauge, double barrels … Some of the Jesuits worked the local hospital on weekends tending to the shootings/slashings … lots of blood and some dead bodies.

    The puerto ricans would occasionally attack our guys in broad daylight -- one of my classmates got hit with a brick -- spent about 10 days in a hospital with amnesia. Lots of robberies -- none of us were armed -- the Jesuits wouldn't allow it.

    Replies: @Alfa158, @Buffalo Joe

  63. @Ben Goldberg
    If we didnt have such easy access to firearms junk like this wouldn't happen

    If we ban guns then the young men are deprived of the tools needed to make bad decisions

    Replies: @Mike Pierson, Davenport Rector, Midfielder, @MEH 0910, @No Recent Commenting History, @George Taylor, @Colin Wright, @Jus' Sayin'..., @Forbes, @Bill Jones

    ‘If we didnt have such easy access to firearms junk like this wouldn’t happen

    If we ban guns then the young men are deprived of the tools needed to make bad decisions.

    Bullshit. Around here everyone is armed to the teeth. It’s literally comic.

    But in a county of a hundred thousand, no homicides at all this year.

    No blacks, you see.

    So stop lying. Your sentence should read, ‘if blacks didn’t have such easy access to guns…’

    Do you have the honesty to say that?

  64. Out of curiosity, what was the previous ‘Sao Paulo of the Snowbelt’? Chiraq? Killadelphia? I’ve always been fond of the term ‘Mogadishu-on-Misssissippi’ for the locale myself.

  65. Lots of truth laid bare in this story.
    Easy living breeds weakness and stupidity. Prosperous whites in Minneapolis are weak and stupid.
    People never learn. These whites live on religious faith in black Jesus on the cross. Blacks can shoot them and they won’t lose their faith in black Jesus.
    Civilization doesn’t just depend on the rule of law. It also depends on the code of the hills and who rules the streets. There isn’t a white male in Minneapolis who can stand up to a teen-age punk, with or without a gun.
    Things will get better when they can’t get any worse. Rock bottom will cure what ails us.

  66. @Reg Cæsar

    Minneapolis: the New Sao Paulo of the Snowbelt
     
    Does that make St Paul the Rio? Actually, the two pairs are similar. Minneapolis is the business capital and largest city, like São Paulo. St Paul is the political capital (as Rio was once) and the more cultural and historical city.

    Oh, and São Paulo means "Saint Paul". Pig's Eye, our original name, would be Olho de Porco.


    I believe the South Side is the nice side of Minneapolis.
     
    I lived in Saint Paul 30 years and never heard of any "South Side" across the river. Is it some revived name from generations past, like "Midtown"?


    •Southwest is the nicest part of the city, adjacent to Edina, or Lake of the Isles if you prefer to be closer to the action.

    •South Minneapolis is huge, almost half the city, and contains everything from microghettos to lakeside and riverside mansions.

    •North is mostly black ghetto now, Northeast once white ethnic but increasingly hipster (it's cheap, like Brooklyn once). Crime went way down in Northeast when they closed the Lowry Ave. Bridge for a year to rebuild.

    •Southeast is confusing, because it's northeast of downtown. It's classic student ghetto, and includes Dinkytown.

    For some reason, towing charges are inversely correlated to incomes:


    http://publicradio1-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/cities/files/2015/01/TOWzonesbordersnPricingSept2014-3.jpg


    Back on the Coast, Steve's very own County Supervisor Zelda Gilroy was caught breaking the dining rules she helped set.

    What would Dobie think? Or Maynard?

    Replies: @vhrm, @AnotherDad, @vhrm, @Bert

    In San Francisco getting towed is ~$550 now if you catch it that day. About half to the towing company and half to the city for “fees”. Other SF area cities are slightly lower but similar.

    Down to $100 if you can prove you’re low income.

    Also you get 1 freebie if you prove you’re homeless.

    It’s a great place.

    (fees have gone up some since this article was written in 2015 https://www.kqed.org/news/10547173/why-is-towing-so-expensive-in-san-francisco )

    • Replies: @Rob McX
    @vhrm

    Getting the contract to tow cars there must be like a licence to print money. I remember one of the things that drove one of the characters in Tom Wolfe's A Man in Full over the edge was having his car towed and impounded.

    Replies: @Kronos, @Old Prude

  67. @MEH 0910
    @Ben Goldberg


    If we ban guns then the young men are deprived of the tools needed to make bad decisions
     
    https://i.imgflip.com/3dk64q.jpg

    Replies: @Alfa158

    You have to give Duck credit for having the grit to flirt with anti-Semitic humor in his gag posts.

  68. @JimDandy
    I believe the South Side is the nice side of Minneapolis.

    Years ago, the guy who wrote The Straight Dope column broke it down and showed that while there were cities with nice South Sides, in most cities the South Side is, in the words of Jim Croce, "the baddest part of town."

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @John Up North, @Jay Fink, @Mike Zwick, @Jack D

    Before WW2 much of the Southside of Chicago was mostly white and safe. There were well paying jobs in steel mills and in the stockyards. After the world wars The Illinois Central Railroad brought up many black families from Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi and off-loaded them on the Southside.
    My father was a teenager in the South Shore neighborhood of Chicago just after WW2 and witnessed this phenomenon.

  69. @mmack
    My (former) Sweet Home Chicago has been seeing escalating levels of carjackings:

    https://cwbchicago.com/2020/11/2-gunmen-carjack-driver-at-bustling-wicker-park-intersection-cops-say.html

    “Saturday morning’s carjacking is at least the seventh in Wicker Park and Bucktown since last weekend:

    Early Friday, carjackers pulled a man from his car on the Jewel parking lot at 1341 North Paulina, beat him, and then drove away with his vehicle, according to CPD records. One man is in custody for that case. CWBChicago will post a story about the matter after Saturday’s bond court hearing.

    On Tuesday, a Bucktown man was shot by robbers who tried to hijack his wife’s Porsche as she arrived home with their daughter from Midway Airport. The carjackers who shot the man pulled up to the scene in a red Audi that police believe they carjacked from a woman in Lakeview on Monday.

    Last Sunday, two masked men tried to force her from her car on the 1600 block of North Ashland. But she sped away — and wound up crashing into a pole. The would-be carjackers ran to a vehicle that appeared to be waiting for them in a nearby alley. The woman was not seriously injured.

    Three carjackings were reported last Saturday evening in about 20 minutes across the two neighborhoods.”

    Replies: @JimDandy, @Change that Matters, @Alden, @Dago Shoes, @Hypnotoad666

    NBC Chicago. “Chicago man charged with murder after fatal fight because he laid his hands on thanksgiving leftovers. “

    A mostly peaceful black Thanksgiving. Wait till the Christmas shoplifting season gets going.

  70. @Bill P
    Well that's just the thing, isn't it? Sao Paolo is warm with nice beaches and lots of pleasant things all year round. Minneapolis is cold as hell in the winter and sticky hot in the summer without much in between.

    Why on earth would anyone want to live in a frozen hell with trigger-happy blacks (with state-subsidized heating) ready to jump out and open fire if you don't give them your car? Eventually you get to a sort of 1990s Ukraine situation, but it's worse because black ladies don't exactly lighten your mood like Slavic women.

    I live in western Washington state, which isn't as cold as Minnesota, but it's dark and miserable much of the year all the same (just ask the Corps of Discovery -- Lewis and Clark's men hated our winter). One of the nice things about this place is that it isn't like Oakland. But given how things are "progressing" it may well end up that way. Then what? A cold, wet, dark version of California? No thanks...

    Oddly, white poverty has been one of the only things that keeps quality of life decent in these sorts of places (outside of the Seattle metro western Washington is poor). If we can't afford to subsidize blacks, who are very expensive, we are spared. But as soon as the economic picture improves, we get it good and hard. How can we break this cycle?

    Replies: @Thrasymachus, @James O'Meara, @Ganderson, @Andrei Martyanov, @Ripple Earthdevil, @AndrewR, @S. Anonyia, @obvious, @Frank McGar

    Well that’s just the thing, isn’t it? Sao Paolo is warm with nice beaches and lots of pleasant things all year round. Minneapolis is cold as hell in the winter and sticky hot in the summer without much in between.

    No beaches in São Paulo; maybe you’re thinking of Rio de Janeiro.

  71. @Mike Pierson, Davenport Rector, Midfielder

    MPD didn’t specifically track this type of crime until Sept. 22 because they were so infrequent.
     
    Sort of an epitaph, soon to come, for many more places than just Minneapolis.

    Not to worry though: the new regime will eliminate crime stats along with defunding the police, closing prisons, opening borders, and so on.

    Replies: @AnotherDad, @James Braxton, @SunBakedSuburb

    Not to worry though: the new regime will eliminate crime stats along with defunding the police, closing prisons, opening borders, and so on.

    I was thinking about this just today.

    I hope Steve and someone at AmRen is archiving all the Uniform Crime Report data, and the household survey data (forget what that’s called) for the past 50 years or so.

    That stuff is super-useful for doing “these are simply facts, deal with it” presentations to people.

    And i think that all the racial components of those things that reflect negatively upon certain minority groups could well be omitted from any future reports. And perhaps even past reports scrubbed of racial offense.

    • Agree: Polistra, ThreeCranes
  72. @Bill P
    Well that's just the thing, isn't it? Sao Paolo is warm with nice beaches and lots of pleasant things all year round. Minneapolis is cold as hell in the winter and sticky hot in the summer without much in between.

    Why on earth would anyone want to live in a frozen hell with trigger-happy blacks (with state-subsidized heating) ready to jump out and open fire if you don't give them your car? Eventually you get to a sort of 1990s Ukraine situation, but it's worse because black ladies don't exactly lighten your mood like Slavic women.

    I live in western Washington state, which isn't as cold as Minnesota, but it's dark and miserable much of the year all the same (just ask the Corps of Discovery -- Lewis and Clark's men hated our winter). One of the nice things about this place is that it isn't like Oakland. But given how things are "progressing" it may well end up that way. Then what? A cold, wet, dark version of California? No thanks...

    Oddly, white poverty has been one of the only things that keeps quality of life decent in these sorts of places (outside of the Seattle metro western Washington is poor). If we can't afford to subsidize blacks, who are very expensive, we are spared. But as soon as the economic picture improves, we get it good and hard. How can we break this cycle?

    Replies: @Thrasymachus, @James O'Meara, @Ganderson, @Andrei Martyanov, @Ripple Earthdevil, @AndrewR, @S. Anonyia, @obvious, @Frank McGar

    São Paulo is about a half mile up. You have to drive for about an hour to get to the beach down a pretty steep road

  73. @mmack
    My (former) Sweet Home Chicago has been seeing escalating levels of carjackings:

    https://cwbchicago.com/2020/11/2-gunmen-carjack-driver-at-bustling-wicker-park-intersection-cops-say.html

    “Saturday morning’s carjacking is at least the seventh in Wicker Park and Bucktown since last weekend:

    Early Friday, carjackers pulled a man from his car on the Jewel parking lot at 1341 North Paulina, beat him, and then drove away with his vehicle, according to CPD records. One man is in custody for that case. CWBChicago will post a story about the matter after Saturday’s bond court hearing.

    On Tuesday, a Bucktown man was shot by robbers who tried to hijack his wife’s Porsche as she arrived home with their daughter from Midway Airport. The carjackers who shot the man pulled up to the scene in a red Audi that police believe they carjacked from a woman in Lakeview on Monday.

    Last Sunday, two masked men tried to force her from her car on the 1600 block of North Ashland. But she sped away — and wound up crashing into a pole. The would-be carjackers ran to a vehicle that appeared to be waiting for them in a nearby alley. The woman was not seriously injured.

    Three carjackings were reported last Saturday evening in about 20 minutes across the two neighborhoods.”

    Replies: @JimDandy, @Change that Matters, @Alden, @Dago Shoes, @Hypnotoad666

    According to one web site, Chicago has had 1157 carjackings this year … of which 50 have been solved.

    Look for the statistic under 2020 Carjack-O-Rahm-A … https://heyjackass.com

    • Replies: @Ed
    @Dago Shoes

    Saw this on YouTube recently. Hispanic man with family had car shot dozens of times during carjacking.

    https://youtu.be/SfnKUgJapTg

    Replies: @Alden

  74. FYI, according to my 1957 World Almanac, Minneapolis (with a population at the time of about 525,000) had a grand total of 9 murders in 1955.

    • Thanks: HammerJack
  75. Panicked, the teens fled in the stolen car they arrived in, the latest in a series of brazen attempted armed robberies and carjackings in a wave that is stretching across the city.

    Note that it was the poor teens who panicked. Maye they need some fentanyl to calm their nerves.

    • LOL: HammerJack
    • Replies: @The Last Real Calvinist
    @Rob McX


    Note that it was the poor teens who panicked.

     

    Yes, good catch. And then 'the teens fled', the poor frightened lambs.
  76. @Ed
    2016 Hennepin County:
    Clinton- 429,283 63.13%
    Trump- 191,768 28.20%

    2020 Hennepin County:
    Biden: 532,623 70.46%
    Trump: 205,973 27.25%

    Could care less what happens in that city/county.

    Replies: @AnotherDad

    A vote for Biden was a vote for carjacking.

    • Agree: Kronos
    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
    @AnotherDad

    Maybe there's a moneyball analysis waiting to be done with the correlation between Biden votes and carjacking increase.

  77. @Buffalo Joe
    My favorite carjacking, if there is such a category, was the teen who jacked a student's car in the parking lot of Cleveland's Jesuit Prep HS. Took the students backback and keys. Oh, and then put the car up for sale on Craig's List. Can't fix stupid.

    Replies: @Rob McX, @Dago Shoes

    Biggest mistake you could ever make is think, “Nobody would be stupid enough to do that to me, they’d be caught straight away”. I was just watching a video about the murder of John Hancock and his mother in Orange County, CA, in 1996 by a 19-year-old black woman who then set fire to the mansion they lived in. An acquaintance of hers gave evidence that the first thing she did afterwards was drive John’s Mustang around to his place and ask if he’d buy it.

    • Agree: HammerJack
    • Replies: @black sea
    @Rob McX

    I've shared this story before on iSteve, but here goes anyway.

    One of my brother's law partners had some checks stolen from the back of his checkbook (so's he wouldn't notice). Nevertheless, he noticed. The thief went to a Sears and bought a bunch of garish junk for his car, which he paid for with one of the checks.

    The bank quickly traced the check to the Sears, and the cops asked the Auto Center manager to call the customer and inform his that he could come and pick up his stuff. At which point he was arrested.

    This was all way too complicated for the guy to anticipate. My brother did comment that criminal defendants are generally woefully dumb and struggle to understand what they are charged with, what the likelihood of conviction is, and what the probable penalties will be.

    Replies: @Ganderson, @anonymous, @Buffalo Joe, @Bert

    , @Bill Jones
    @Rob McX


    Biggest mistake you could ever make is think, “Nobody would be stupid enough to do that to me, they’d be caught straight away”
     
    85 is just the average, not the floor.
  78. @Buffalo Joe
    My favorite carjacking, if there is such a category, was the teen who jacked a student's car in the parking lot of Cleveland's Jesuit Prep HS. Took the students backback and keys. Oh, and then put the car up for sale on Craig's List. Can't fix stupid.

    Replies: @Rob McX, @Dago Shoes

    I attended that Jesuit Prep HS — graduated in the mid-’60s. The neighborhood around the school was a real shithole back then … puerto ricans in the neighborhood often attended the local barber college on Lorain Avenue — carried straight razors as weapons. Local hillbillies used 12-gauge, double barrels … Some of the Jesuits worked the local hospital on weekends tending to the shootings/slashings … lots of blood and some dead bodies.

    The puerto ricans would occasionally attack our guys in broad daylight — one of my classmates got hit with a brick — spent about 10 days in a hospital with amnesia. Lots of robberies — none of us were armed — the Jesuits wouldn’t allow it.

    • Thanks: vhrm
    • Replies: @Alfa158
    @Dago Shoes

    And what happens next; riots, city burns, decoy cops and snipers are fired and indicted on attempted murder or murder charges, found guilty, go to prison.
    No city administration would allow this, no cop with half a brain would go along with it if it was allowed.

    , @Buffalo Joe
    @Dago Shoes

    Shoes, Yes in the parking lot of St. Ignatius HS. The lot has a high wrought iron fence, security cameras and security guards, but some neighborhoods are never safe. Stay safe and chance your handle to something less insulting, but we're good.

  79. @Patrick in SC

    The spree comes amid a nearly unprecedented spike in violent crime, particularly shootings, since the May 25 killing of George Floyd in police custody and the civil unrest that followed.
     
    The myth that will never die.

    Replies: @AndrewR

    Better than “murder” which a lot of leftist publications use

  80. @Reg Cæsar

    Minneapolis: the New Sao Paulo of the Snowbelt
     
    Does that make St Paul the Rio? Actually, the two pairs are similar. Minneapolis is the business capital and largest city, like São Paulo. St Paul is the political capital (as Rio was once) and the more cultural and historical city.

    Oh, and São Paulo means "Saint Paul". Pig's Eye, our original name, would be Olho de Porco.


    I believe the South Side is the nice side of Minneapolis.
     
    I lived in Saint Paul 30 years and never heard of any "South Side" across the river. Is it some revived name from generations past, like "Midtown"?


    •Southwest is the nicest part of the city, adjacent to Edina, or Lake of the Isles if you prefer to be closer to the action.

    •South Minneapolis is huge, almost half the city, and contains everything from microghettos to lakeside and riverside mansions.

    •North is mostly black ghetto now, Northeast once white ethnic but increasingly hipster (it's cheap, like Brooklyn once). Crime went way down in Northeast when they closed the Lowry Ave. Bridge for a year to rebuild.

    •Southeast is confusing, because it's northeast of downtown. It's classic student ghetto, and includes Dinkytown.

    For some reason, towing charges are inversely correlated to incomes:


    http://publicradio1-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/cities/files/2015/01/TOWzonesbordersnPricingSept2014-3.jpg


    Back on the Coast, Steve's very own County Supervisor Zelda Gilroy was caught breaking the dining rules she helped set.

    What would Dobie think? Or Maynard?

    Replies: @vhrm, @AnotherDad, @vhrm, @Bert

    MSP/Minnesota, should be paying certain vibrants to relocate to Atlanta.

    It would be cost effective for the city. And win-win. These folks really don’t like the cold, and they have serious butt-kicking cold there.

    • Replies: @Ray Caruso
    @AnotherDad

    That would be "racist" and Minnesota is anything but "racist". In fact, they do the opposite: they pay for greater "diversity" through some of the most lavish welfare in the nation. That's really the reason why they got so many Somalis. The "charities" that foist the scum of the earth on America for profit prefer to send their "clients" to states with generous welfare since they know the "enrichers" will get on the dole and stay for life.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    , @black sea
    @AnotherDad

    I'm not sure Atlanta would view it as a win-win.

    , @Almost Missouri
    @AnotherDad


    Minnesota should be paying certain vibrants to relocate to Atlanta.
     
    I recently saw a reference to Mississippi as "black majority" state in 1900. "That can't be right", I thought, "no state has a black majority even today when there is a higher black portion of national population." But it was right. Indeed, in the aftermath of the Civil War, three of the eleven former Confederate States had outright black majorities, three more were verging on black majority, and the other five all had substantial black minorities (more than a quarter). Meanwhile, in hot-for-Abolition Massachusetts, the black population was ... 1%. In famously multi-ethnic New York, the black population was ... 1.2%.* Northern Civil War icon Joshua "Killer Angels" Chamberlain was from 0.3% black Maine.† Recently toppled anti-slavery militiaman and Civil War Colonel Hans Christian Heg was from 0.2% black Wisconsin ... after immigrating from 0.0% black Norway. Indeed, across the entire staunch Union, no state was above New Jersey's 3.4% black.‡ One can see the Heartiste dictum "diversity + proximity = war" was quite literally true in 1861: majority rule wasn't just distasteful to the slave states, it was an existential threat. Conversely, pro-black sentiment, then as now, correlates almost perfectly with the absence of blacks.

    So how did those former slave states fare after the bondsman's chains were broken? Surprisingly well nowadays. Every single one of them massively reduced the black portion of their population, several by more than half. Some kept reducing their %black even while the national black portion grew since the creation of the federal welfare state.

    Where did all those blacks go? In raw numbers, you already know the answer: the northern industrial cities of Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York. In percentages though, two states stand head-and-shoulders above the rest for ratcheting up their blackness way beyond their post-Civil War portions: Minnesota (up 3400%) and Wisconsin (up 3250%). This may have had some recent consequences. [insert Summer of George links here]

    Anyhow, this is just to say that before Minnesota starts "paying vibrants to relocate to Atlanta", they could just stop paying them to come to Minnesota. And then there's the fact that since 1870, those good ol' Southern boys have proven pretty adept at exporting diversity.

    ------

    * [Madison Ave. voice] Hey that's one-fifth bigger than Massachusetts!

    † In the movie he was portrayed by anti-white sermonizer Jeff Daniels, who is from 99% white Chelsea, MI.

    ‡ "Staunch" meaning leaving out the wavering border states of Maryland (22.5% black), Delaware (18.2%), Kentucky (16.8%), Missouri (6.9%) and newly-minted Kansas (4.7%). Overall, it is remarkable how well %black correlates with Southern sympathy.

    Replies: @Rob McX, @Lot, @Ron Mexico, @Hypnotoad666, @Alden

  81. @Rob McX

    Panicked, the teens fled in the stolen car they arrived in, the latest in a series of brazen attempted armed robberies and carjackings in a wave that is stretching across the city.
     
    Note that it was the poor teens who panicked. Maye they need some fentanyl to calm their nerves.

    Replies: @The Last Real Calvinist

    Note that it was the poor teens who panicked.

    Yes, good catch. And then ‘the teens fled’, the poor frightened lambs.

  82. Fuck them. They voted for Biden. They deserve everything they get.

    • Replies: @Kronos
    @MattinLA

    Assuming their votes weren’t jacked like a stolen car.

  83. @The Last Real Calvinist
    Even mild-mannered MSP writer/blogger James Lileks is getting a little uncomfortable with the current situation. Here's his take on the carjacking recounted in the article Steve excerpted: LINK

    Replies: @415 reasons, @Barnard, @Harry Baldwin, @Alfa158

    The cops explained that there was a big gang of carjackers, quite modern in its multiethnic makeup, and they’d gotten some, but more were out there.

    A multiethnic gang, for real? Possibly those Boogaloo Bois we’ve been hearing about.

    I have an old friend who lives on the outskirts of Minneapolis. He’s a progressive. He’s always been scared of guns, but now thinks he might need one, because, you know, the “Boogaloo Bois” might bust in his door. After all, they’re the ones who smashed shop windows in his city, inspiring the blacks to begin looting. I tried to explain to him that as a right-winger, one who reads right-wing blogs and participates in gun-forums, I had never hear of Boogaloo Bois before the MSM introduced that term. Proud Boys, yes, but Boogaloo Bois seems like a media confabulation to me. He scoffed at my transparent attempt to gaslight him into thinking that the Boogaloo Bois weren’t the instigators of riots in his fair city. BTW, he won’t get a gun. The mere idea is almost too exciting for him.

    • Replies: @Rob McX
    @Harry Baldwin


    The cops explained that there was a big gang of carjackers, quite modern in its multiethnic makeup, and they’d gotten some, but more were out there.
     
    "Multiethnic" means having origins in Texas, Illinois, etc.? A generous welfare system is a great way of attracting fresh carjacking talent to your city.
    , @Charon
    @Harry Baldwin

    Speaking of media confabs: Ellen Page, who famously broke down on the Colbert Report and got a standing ovation for tearfully attacking anyone and everyone who dared to doubt St. Jussie Smollett--remember her? She's decided she's really a dude now.

    She knows how to work the crowd, gotta hand her that. Oops I mean gotta hand him. Or it. Don't know exactly where it is on the whole transition thing. But more tearful performances are in store, I believe.

    https://www.rt.com/usa/508394-actress-page-identifies-transgender/

    Kamala back then: “I think the facts are still unfolding, and I’m very concerned.”

    2019 seems so very, very long ago now.

    Replies: @Art Deco, @Ron Mexico, @Lancelot_Link, @Perspective

  84. linked to small groups of marauding teens. But an increasing number of adults have been arrested in recent weeks

    So some days it’s 17-year-olds and some days it’s 18-year-olds.

    • Replies: @Gary in Gramercy
    @International Jew

    Perfect. The implication is that previously the perps were joyriding teens, out on a spree, letting loose all that pent-up energy that's built up after months of enforced lockdown.

    The Minneapolis Compulsive-Self-Flagellant continues with the rest of the story:

    "Now, however, with the end of unemployment benefits for many, a number of otherwise law-abiding adults, desperate to feed their families, have taken to carjacking as a way to eke out a meager living by selling the cars -- usually for parts -- to unlicensed 'chop shops' that dismantle cars into salable components faster than you can say, 'this is a holdup, not a botany lesson!'"

    Replies: @International Jew

  85. Here’s a case in Louisville last week of a BLM activist who got killed in a carjacking.

    https://heavy.com/news/travis-nagdy-dead/amp/

    https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/LaserGuidedKarma

    • Replies: @Muggles
    @Thomas


    Here’s a case in Louisville last week of a BLM activist who got killed in a carjacking.
     
    So there really is a God?

    Replies: @Moemoe

  86. @vhrm
    @Reg Cæsar

    In San Francisco getting towed is ~$550 now if you catch it that day. About half to the towing company and half to the city for "fees". Other SF area cities are slightly lower but similar.

    Down to $100 if you can prove you're low income.

    Also you get 1 freebie if you prove you're homeless.

    It's a great place.

    (fees have gone up some since this article was written in 2015 https://www.kqed.org/news/10547173/why-is-towing-so-expensive-in-san-francisco )

    Replies: @Rob McX

    Getting the contract to tow cars there must be like a licence to print money. I remember one of the things that drove one of the characters in Tom Wolfe’s A Man in Full over the edge was having his car towed and impounded.

    • Replies: @Kronos
    @Rob McX

    I recall they were damaging the car with a forklift. Also, it was a cheap Nissan.

    , @Old Prude
    @Rob McX

    The passage about the protagonist trying to get his car out of the impound lot was one of the sharpest Wolfe scenes I've read. It really captured the ordeal. I would know...

    Replies: @Rob McX, @Buffalo Joe

  87. @MattinLA
    Fuck them. They voted for Biden. They deserve everything they get.

    Replies: @Kronos

    Assuming their votes weren’t jacked like a stolen car.

  88. @Rob McX
    @vhrm

    Getting the contract to tow cars there must be like a licence to print money. I remember one of the things that drove one of the characters in Tom Wolfe's A Man in Full over the edge was having his car towed and impounded.

    Replies: @Kronos, @Old Prude

    I recall they were damaging the car with a forklift. Also, it was a cheap Nissan.

  89. @AnotherDad
    @Ed

    A vote for Biden was a vote for carjacking.

    Replies: @Almost Missouri

    Maybe there’s a moneyball analysis waiting to be done with the correlation between Biden votes and carjacking increase.

  90. @Harry Baldwin
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    The cops explained that there was a big gang of carjackers, quite modern in its multiethnic makeup, and they’d gotten some, but more were out there.

    A multiethnic gang, for real? Possibly those Boogaloo Bois we've been hearing about.

    I have an old friend who lives on the outskirts of Minneapolis. He's a progressive. He's always been scared of guns, but now thinks he might need one, because, you know, the "Boogaloo Bois" might bust in his door. After all, they're the ones who smashed shop windows in his city, inspiring the blacks to begin looting. I tried to explain to him that as a right-winger, one who reads right-wing blogs and participates in gun-forums, I had never hear of Boogaloo Bois before the MSM introduced that term. Proud Boys, yes, but Boogaloo Bois seems like a media confabulation to me. He scoffed at my transparent attempt to gaslight him into thinking that the Boogaloo Bois weren't the instigators of riots in his fair city. BTW, he won't get a gun. The mere idea is almost too exciting for him.

    Replies: @Rob McX, @Charon

    The cops explained that there was a big gang of carjackers, quite modern in its multiethnic makeup, and they’d gotten some, but more were out there.

    “Multiethnic” means having origins in Texas, Illinois, etc.? A generous welfare system is a great way of attracting fresh carjacking talent to your city.

  91. Minneapolis’s murder rate seems to have surpassed that of São Paulo. Minneapolis had 49 murders as of early August, which makes 75 for the year a reasonable assumption. Dividing that by 4.37 (since the current estimated population is about 437,000), one gets 17.1 murders by 100,000. The corresponding figure for Brazil’s largest city in recent years has been about 13 per 100,000.

    Yup, “diversity” and liberal ideology have created another crime-ridden shithole.

  92. Anonymous[191] • Disclaimer says:

    For some reason, in my own mind, at least, cold weather – biting skin gnawing bone aching cold weather – and serious public safety/disorder concerns do not mix. Ergo, they are mutually exclusive to each other.
    This could be down to purely environmental reasons – only a damned fool would lurk about in the freezing cold in the open hoping for the off chance that a mug passes by, or it could be the consequence of HBD/evolution acting on the respective human strains typically found in sub arctic and tropical regions of the globe, that is, the environmental factor, being so overwhelming in natural selection, typically weeded out natural born villains/predators from frozen nations due to the cause hinted at above. By contrast, tropical populations are *selected for* this species of villainry.

    • Replies: @anon
    @Anonymous

    only a damned fool would lurk about in the freezing cold in the open hoping for the off chance that a mug passes by

    Oh yeah? Oh yeah? Well, well, whutabout the MAGA's who waited around in Chicago back in 2019 during the Polar Vortex to try to lynch brave French actor Jussie Smollet? Huh? Whutabout them? HUH?

  93. @Reg Cæsar

    Minneapolis: the New Sao Paulo of the Snowbelt
     
    Does that make St Paul the Rio? Actually, the two pairs are similar. Minneapolis is the business capital and largest city, like São Paulo. St Paul is the political capital (as Rio was once) and the more cultural and historical city.

    Oh, and São Paulo means "Saint Paul". Pig's Eye, our original name, would be Olho de Porco.


    I believe the South Side is the nice side of Minneapolis.
     
    I lived in Saint Paul 30 years and never heard of any "South Side" across the river. Is it some revived name from generations past, like "Midtown"?


    •Southwest is the nicest part of the city, adjacent to Edina, or Lake of the Isles if you prefer to be closer to the action.

    •South Minneapolis is huge, almost half the city, and contains everything from microghettos to lakeside and riverside mansions.

    •North is mostly black ghetto now, Northeast once white ethnic but increasingly hipster (it's cheap, like Brooklyn once). Crime went way down in Northeast when they closed the Lowry Ave. Bridge for a year to rebuild.

    •Southeast is confusing, because it's northeast of downtown. It's classic student ghetto, and includes Dinkytown.

    For some reason, towing charges are inversely correlated to incomes:


    http://publicradio1-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/cities/files/2015/01/TOWzonesbordersnPricingSept2014-3.jpg


    Back on the Coast, Steve's very own County Supervisor Zelda Gilroy was caught breaking the dining rules she helped set.

    What would Dobie think? Or Maynard?

    Replies: @vhrm, @AnotherDad, @vhrm, @Bert

    Back on the Coast, Steve’s very own County Supervisor Zelda Gilroy was caught breaking the dining rules she helped set.

    What would Dobie think? Or Maynard?

    Also, that article you post convincingly states that she didn’t actually break the rule. She ate there the evening before it went into effect.

    You clearly have more than enough reading comprehension to understand that and you know that Steve has enough to understand the difference so why are you trolling us with this?

    These lockdowns are stupid and i hope anyone voting for them gets their cars towed, and there are enough people actually breaking the rules or guidelines, like Pelosi at the salon and Newsom at French Laundry. Don’t make stuff up. It just makes it easier for pro-lockdown people to paint all criticism as exaggeration. Don’t give them more ammo.

    • Replies: @Whiskey
    @vhrm

    Sheila Kuehl voted to ban outdoor dining in LA County. Right after she are at a place. Outdoors.

    Rules are for peons.

    , @Ray Caruso
    @vhrm

    Since there was hardly any difference in the risk factor from one day to the next, it was reasonable to expect the Negress would voluntarily abstain from dining out while she was considering forbidding others from doing so.

    There is no point in reasoning with liberal cockroaches because they will never voluntarily end the lockdowns. They are nihilists and they want to destroy society.

    , @Buffalo Joe
    @vhrm

    vhrm, not splitting hairs, but if you say dining in restaurants, inside or outside, is unsafe, then it is unsafe. The "virus" doesn't have a clock or calendar. What is unsafe at midnight was unsafe at 9pm. Well, at least that's what they are telling their constituents.

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @vhrm


    Also, that article you post convincingly states that she didn’t actually break the rule. She ate there the evening before it went into effect.
     
    in·sid·er trad·ing
    /inˈˌsīdər ˈtrādiNG/:

    the illegal practice of trading on the stock exchange to one's own advantage through having access to confidential information.
  94. Anonymous[332] • Disclaimer says:

    OT, but submitted as a data point for your analysis…

    I work in an “artsy” field, and as a result I have a rather large number of colleagues, friends, and friendly acquaintances whose political and social views skew very, very Woke/Hard Left/OrangeManBad. I am in a sort of, um… state of disagreement with them, and they know this. All the same, we are all civil, and these people are rather well-read and historically literate (you’d think that alone would flip them), and we enjoy a fair amount of roller-derby style slamming and argybargy when it comes to these issues.

    And yet…

    Nobody — not a single person — has been gloating or chuckling in triumph over Biden’s ostensible presidential win. No one is having fun needling me about Trump’s electoral “loss,” no one is gloating about a libtard paradise Biden administration, no end-zone victory touchdown dances, socially speaking, just total embarrassed radio silence.

    I interpret this as evidence of a massive collective guilty conscience.

    Even the most hardened and iced-over libtards seem to know that the election was massively fraudulent and flat-out stolen, in the most egregious, criminal, and un-American fashion imaginable. It’s so blatant that the victory has turned to ashes in their mouths, it’s too bitter a taste for even them, they can’t bring themselves to admit to my face what they so obviously did.

    Keep in mind, Scripture tells us that Judas went off and hanged himself out of remorse for what he’d done.

    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
    @Anonymous

    It’s so blatant that the victory has turned to ashes in their mouths, it’s too bitter a taste for even them, they can’t bring themselves to admit to my face what they so obviously did.

    I wonder how they'll feel if they win the Georgia senate races using the same shenanigans they used to win the presidency. I have a feeling they'll get over it pretty quickly.

    Replies: @kpkinsunnyphiladelphia

    , @Old Prude
    @Anonymous

    If you realized you just got Joe Biden - JOE BIDEN for crissakes! - elected to be President of your country, how would you feel?

    , @anon
    @Anonymous

    I interpret this as evidence of a massive collective guilty conscience.

    Could be. Or you could be confusing groupthink with an actual functioning conscience; the latter is pretty rare, the former is very common.

    Most likely they'll get over their trauma pretty soon and start enjoying their winnings. Ask them about President Harris, too, just for future reference.

    , @znon
    @Anonymous

    I have noticed the same thing. They are totally silent about Biden. Not even trying to claim the election was fair, they didn't even go so far as Barr. I think its important to remember that the Biden victory is a victory by the deep state and the tech oligarchs over everyone, all of the populace left and right, and the libs know it now. We are all of us entering a period of abject naked slavery in which any pretense of what was has been stripped off.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

  95. @AnotherDad
    @Reg Cæsar

    MSP/Minnesota, should be paying certain vibrants to relocate to Atlanta.

    It would be cost effective for the city. And win-win. These folks really don't like the cold, and they have serious butt-kicking cold there.

    Replies: @Ray Caruso, @black sea, @Almost Missouri

    That would be “racist” and Minnesota is anything but “racist”. In fact, they do the opposite: they pay for greater “diversity” through some of the most lavish welfare in the nation. That’s really the reason why they got so many Somalis. The “charities” that foist the scum of the earth on America for profit prefer to send their “clients” to states with generous welfare since they know the “enrichers” will get on the dole and stay for life.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Ray Caruso

    Chicago South Side refugees are way ahead of Somalis for the title of "scum of the earth". At least the latter are married to their baby-mommas, a prerequisite for civilization.

    And the natives' English is even worse. The British-inflected speech taught in the Kenyan camps is at least comprehensible. The mushmouth drawl our own blacks drag to every corner of the country and hang onto for generations may as well be Urdu or Quechua.

    The ratio may change with the grandchildren, but only a fool would dare a prediction.

  96. @vhrm
    @Reg Cæsar


    Back on the Coast, Steve’s very own County Supervisor Zelda Gilroy was caught breaking the dining rules she helped set.

    What would Dobie think? Or Maynard?
     
    Also, that article you post convincingly states that she didn't actually break the rule. She ate there the evening before it went into effect.

    You clearly have more than enough reading comprehension to understand that and you know that Steve has enough to understand the difference so why are you trolling us with this?

    These lockdowns are stupid and i hope anyone voting for them gets their cars towed, and there are enough people actually breaking the rules or guidelines, like Pelosi at the salon and Newsom at French Laundry. Don't make stuff up. It just makes it easier for pro-lockdown people to paint all criticism as exaggeration. Don't give them more ammo.

    Replies: @Whiskey, @Ray Caruso, @Buffalo Joe, @Reg Cæsar

    Sheila Kuehl voted to ban outdoor dining in LA County. Right after she are at a place. Outdoors.

    Rules are for peons.

    • Agree: Buffalo Joe
  97. @vhrm
    @Reg Cæsar


    Back on the Coast, Steve’s very own County Supervisor Zelda Gilroy was caught breaking the dining rules she helped set.

    What would Dobie think? Or Maynard?
     
    Also, that article you post convincingly states that she didn't actually break the rule. She ate there the evening before it went into effect.

    You clearly have more than enough reading comprehension to understand that and you know that Steve has enough to understand the difference so why are you trolling us with this?

    These lockdowns are stupid and i hope anyone voting for them gets their cars towed, and there are enough people actually breaking the rules or guidelines, like Pelosi at the salon and Newsom at French Laundry. Don't make stuff up. It just makes it easier for pro-lockdown people to paint all criticism as exaggeration. Don't give them more ammo.

    Replies: @Whiskey, @Ray Caruso, @Buffalo Joe, @Reg Cæsar

    Since there was hardly any difference in the risk factor from one day to the next, it was reasonable to expect the Negress would voluntarily abstain from dining out while she was considering forbidding others from doing so.

    There is no point in reasoning with liberal cockroaches because they will never voluntarily end the lockdowns. They are nihilists and they want to destroy society.

  98. @Reg Cæsar

    Minneapolis: the New Sao Paulo of the Snowbelt
     
    Does that make St Paul the Rio? Actually, the two pairs are similar. Minneapolis is the business capital and largest city, like São Paulo. St Paul is the political capital (as Rio was once) and the more cultural and historical city.

    Oh, and São Paulo means "Saint Paul". Pig's Eye, our original name, would be Olho de Porco.


    I believe the South Side is the nice side of Minneapolis.
     
    I lived in Saint Paul 30 years and never heard of any "South Side" across the river. Is it some revived name from generations past, like "Midtown"?


    •Southwest is the nicest part of the city, adjacent to Edina, or Lake of the Isles if you prefer to be closer to the action.

    •South Minneapolis is huge, almost half the city, and contains everything from microghettos to lakeside and riverside mansions.

    •North is mostly black ghetto now, Northeast once white ethnic but increasingly hipster (it's cheap, like Brooklyn once). Crime went way down in Northeast when they closed the Lowry Ave. Bridge for a year to rebuild.

    •Southeast is confusing, because it's northeast of downtown. It's classic student ghetto, and includes Dinkytown.

    For some reason, towing charges are inversely correlated to incomes:


    http://publicradio1-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/cities/files/2015/01/TOWzonesbordersnPricingSept2014-3.jpg


    Back on the Coast, Steve's very own County Supervisor Zelda Gilroy was caught breaking the dining rules she helped set.

    What would Dobie think? Or Maynard?

    Replies: @vhrm, @AnotherDad, @vhrm, @Bert

    You youngsters lived in the wrong era. In the early 70’s it was possible to enjoy the boates in Rio and Sao Paulo until 3 a.m. and then walk home safely. Of course then there was the Esquadrao de Morte making runs to the landfill several times a week.

  99. Anon[819] • Disclaimer says:

    Who is doing this stuff?

    … confronted by two hooded teenagers …

    … the teens …

    … small groups of marauding teens …

    Teens are doing it.

    I think “marauding” is a coded racist dog-whistle term. The Star-Trib needs to watch itself.

    These suspects have been known to ask for directions …

    Derbyshire #10h: “Do not act the Good Samaritan to blacks in apparent distress”

    Derbyshire #10i: “If accosted by a strange black in the street, smile and say something polite but keep moving.”

    Seriously, this part gives me hope:

    A significant number of armed stickups have targeted … unaccompanied women at their vehicles on Minneapolis’ South Side.

    The more middleclass white women who are victimized in this way, the sooner changes in voting patterns will emerge.

    • Replies: @Elmer T. Jones
    @Anon

    Suh! Can ah ast you a question?

    Replies: @John Up North

  100. @AnotherDad
    @Reg Cæsar

    MSP/Minnesota, should be paying certain vibrants to relocate to Atlanta.

    It would be cost effective for the city. And win-win. These folks really don't like the cold, and they have serious butt-kicking cold there.

    Replies: @Ray Caruso, @black sea, @Almost Missouri

    I’m not sure Atlanta would view it as a win-win.

    • LOL: Mark G.
  101. @Harry Baldwin
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    The cops explained that there was a big gang of carjackers, quite modern in its multiethnic makeup, and they’d gotten some, but more were out there.

    A multiethnic gang, for real? Possibly those Boogaloo Bois we've been hearing about.

    I have an old friend who lives on the outskirts of Minneapolis. He's a progressive. He's always been scared of guns, but now thinks he might need one, because, you know, the "Boogaloo Bois" might bust in his door. After all, they're the ones who smashed shop windows in his city, inspiring the blacks to begin looting. I tried to explain to him that as a right-winger, one who reads right-wing blogs and participates in gun-forums, I had never hear of Boogaloo Bois before the MSM introduced that term. Proud Boys, yes, but Boogaloo Bois seems like a media confabulation to me. He scoffed at my transparent attempt to gaslight him into thinking that the Boogaloo Bois weren't the instigators of riots in his fair city. BTW, he won't get a gun. The mere idea is almost too exciting for him.

    Replies: @Rob McX, @Charon

    Speaking of media confabs: Ellen Page, who famously broke down on the Colbert Report and got a standing ovation for tearfully attacking anyone and everyone who dared to doubt St. Jussie Smollett–remember her? She’s decided she’s really a dude now.

    She knows how to work the crowd, gotta hand her that. Oops I mean gotta hand him. Or it. Don’t know exactly where it is on the whole transition thing. But more tearful performances are in store, I believe.

    https://www.rt.com/usa/508394-actress-page-identifies-transgender/

    Kamala back then: “I think the facts are still unfolding, and I’m very concerned.”

    2019 seems so very, very long ago now.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @Charon

    1. Only child
    2. Parents saddled her at birth with a double-barrelled name
    3. Parents divorced
    4. Sent her to a gitchy-goo Buddhist school at one point
    5. Allowed her to get mixed up in film and theatre


    They've been working on this for a while.

    , @Ron Mexico
    @Charon

    Good, another reason not to watch any Ellen Page movies. Oh wait, I've never watched her stuff before. To paraphrase Mitch, "I used to NOT watch Ellen Page movies. I still don't. But I used to NOT, too."

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob

    , @Lancelot_Link
    @Charon

    She+it+him=Shim

    , @Perspective
    @Charon

    She's a raging narcissist desperate for attention and adulation.

  102. @Anonymous
    OT, but submitted as a data point for your analysis...

    I work in an "artsy" field, and as a result I have a rather large number of colleagues, friends, and friendly acquaintances whose political and social views skew very, very Woke/Hard Left/OrangeManBad. I am in a sort of, um... state of disagreement with them, and they know this. All the same, we are all civil, and these people are rather well-read and historically literate (you'd think that alone would flip them), and we enjoy a fair amount of roller-derby style slamming and argybargy when it comes to these issues.

    And yet...

    Nobody -- not a single person -- has been gloating or chuckling in triumph over Biden's ostensible presidential win. No one is having fun needling me about Trump's electoral "loss," no one is gloating about a libtard paradise Biden administration, no end-zone victory touchdown dances, socially speaking, just total embarrassed radio silence.

    I interpret this as evidence of a massive collective guilty conscience.

    Even the most hardened and iced-over libtards seem to know that the election was massively fraudulent and flat-out stolen, in the most egregious, criminal, and un-American fashion imaginable. It's so blatant that the victory has turned to ashes in their mouths, it's too bitter a taste for even them, they can't bring themselves to admit to my face what they so obviously did.

    Keep in mind, Scripture tells us that Judas went off and hanged himself out of remorse for what he'd done.

    Replies: @Harry Baldwin, @Old Prude, @anon, @znon

    It’s so blatant that the victory has turned to ashes in their mouths, it’s too bitter a taste for even them, they can’t bring themselves to admit to my face what they so obviously did.

    I wonder how they’ll feel if they win the Georgia senate races using the same shenanigans they used to win the presidency. I have a feeling they’ll get over it pretty quickly.

    • Replies: @kpkinsunnyphiladelphia
    @Harry Baldwin


    I wonder how they’ll feel if they win the Georgia senate races using the same shenanigans they used to win the presidency. I have a feeling they’ll get over it pretty quickly.
     
    Right.

    They'll feel bad about it for a nonosecond and move on.

    What do you think the over/under is before they start eating their own? It will come as sure as night follows day, but it's just a matter of when.

    Also, I think there is also, delightfully for me at least, a profound sense of dread in the newsrooms of CNN, MSNBC and their co-religionists -- and FOX. They've feasted on the ratings provided by the Orange Bad Man, and if he exits the stage, what do they have? The Paris Climate Accords coming back?

    They're still alive, but will now descend into meaninglessness. Trump has killed them, but they don't even know it.

    Replies: @Harry Baldwin

  103. @Rob McX
    @Buffalo Joe

    Biggest mistake you could ever make is think, "Nobody would be stupid enough to do that to me, they'd be caught straight away". I was just watching a video about the murder of John Hancock and his mother in Orange County, CA, in 1996 by a 19-year-old black woman who then set fire to the mansion they lived in. An acquaintance of hers gave evidence that the first thing she did afterwards was drive John's Mustang around to his place and ask if he'd buy it.

    Replies: @black sea, @Bill Jones

    I’ve shared this story before on iSteve, but here goes anyway.

    One of my brother’s law partners had some checks stolen from the back of his checkbook (so’s he wouldn’t notice). Nevertheless, he noticed. The thief went to a Sears and bought a bunch of garish junk for his car, which he paid for with one of the checks.

    The bank quickly traced the check to the Sears, and the cops asked the Auto Center manager to call the customer and inform his that he could come and pick up his stuff. At which point he was arrested.

    This was all way too complicated for the guy to anticipate. My brother did comment that criminal defendants are generally woefully dumb and struggle to understand what they are charged with, what the likelihood of conviction is, and what the probable penalties will be.

    • Thanks: Rob McX
    • Replies: @Ganderson
    @black sea

    I was on a local grand jury once, and the DA presented a case in the stupidity class “writing the ransom note on the back of ones check stub” . It wasn’t that, but as stupid as that. I blurted out to the DA- “you’re kidding!” He smiled and said “ hey, we don’t catch the smart ones”.

    , @anonymous
    @black sea

    Similar story: My grandfather's home health care worker stole a check from the back of his checkbook. She wrote it out to herself for $2000 and cashed it somewhere. My uncles who were managing his affairs saw the check on the next bank statement, that it was way out of numerical order, and that it was for a round amount several times higher than her weekly payments ever came out to. They called the police and she was quickly arrested. There was something about doing something fraudulent with a check that made the charges worse than if she had just taken cash out of a drawer.

    She didn't make even a minimal effort to make this something she could plausibly get away with.

    Replies: @Bill Jones

    , @Buffalo Joe
    @black sea

    black sea, years ago when I was Ironworking, guys would steal tools off the job, then complain that the company didn't provide the tools to do the job. Trailers would still be locked, tool boxes would still be locked but magically tools disappeared. Biting the hand that feeds you.

    , @Bert
    @black sea

    The draconian punishments in Britain prior to the 19th century recognized that some people can't learn from a mistake.

    http://vcp.e2bn.org/justice/page11359-types-of-punishment-hanging.html

  104. @Steve Sailer
    @JimDandy

    Prevailing winds matter. In a lot of the country, the prevailing breeze is from the west, so the west side smells better than the east side. Los Angeles during the Smog Years was an example.

    Replies: @Icy Blast, @JimDandy, @LondonBob

    South and west tend to be the nice areas in Europe as the wind comes from that direction so when everyone had coal fires it was the cleanest part of town. Certainly the case for London and Moscow.

  105. @216
    53% of the state voted Democrat

    Swedes gonna Swede

    Replies: @Ron Mexico, @LondonBob

    Seems like there is good evidence for wide scale ballot stuffing in Minnesota, especially in St Paul and Minneapolis.

    My Mum has relatives who emigrated from southern Sweden to that part of the world in the early twentieth century, still get a Christmas card from them. Sure Sweden is a lefty poster boy but they also have the Swedish Democrats and an active far right movement, Swedish society is a bit of enigma for outsiders and so a lot of people project their own beliefs on to them. I seem to remember Unz and Steve’s blog has very high traffic from Sweden given the small population size.

    • Replies: @AlexT
    @LondonBob

    I was born and raised in Sweden, and you're 100% right. Very few non Swedes know anything about it. The lefty liberalism there is pervasive, but gets as much pushback as anywhere in the west. The dissident right has it's own media these days and is being mainstreamed pretty rapidly.

    , @Ganderson
    @LondonBob

    Despite the riots and carbeques, most of Sweden is currently a nicer place to live than much of the US. I don’t share with my Swedish friends and relations that, if I lived there I’d vote for the Sweden Democrats, or AfS. One doesn’t admit that in polite society. A nationwide Bradley effect, if you will.

    The Swedish MSM seems recently to be pushing lockdowns- Anders Tegnell is under a lot of pressure to recommend wrecking Sweden’s economy, just like in the US.

  106. @Bill P
    Well that's just the thing, isn't it? Sao Paolo is warm with nice beaches and lots of pleasant things all year round. Minneapolis is cold as hell in the winter and sticky hot in the summer without much in between.

    Why on earth would anyone want to live in a frozen hell with trigger-happy blacks (with state-subsidized heating) ready to jump out and open fire if you don't give them your car? Eventually you get to a sort of 1990s Ukraine situation, but it's worse because black ladies don't exactly lighten your mood like Slavic women.

    I live in western Washington state, which isn't as cold as Minnesota, but it's dark and miserable much of the year all the same (just ask the Corps of Discovery -- Lewis and Clark's men hated our winter). One of the nice things about this place is that it isn't like Oakland. But given how things are "progressing" it may well end up that way. Then what? A cold, wet, dark version of California? No thanks...

    Oddly, white poverty has been one of the only things that keeps quality of life decent in these sorts of places (outside of the Seattle metro western Washington is poor). If we can't afford to subsidize blacks, who are very expensive, we are spared. But as soon as the economic picture improves, we get it good and hard. How can we break this cycle?

    Replies: @Thrasymachus, @James O'Meara, @Ganderson, @Andrei Martyanov, @Ripple Earthdevil, @AndrewR, @S. Anonyia, @obvious, @Frank McGar

    They should also rank crime rates by how much random crime there is. I’m more interested in that than overall crime rates. Statistically my city and even the broader metro is pretty unsafe, but it’s contained to the hoods. Last time a random middle-class person was carjacked/murdered was about a decade ago. Your chances of being victimized in daylight in a well trafficked area here are near zero. Now petty property crime or panhandling is a different story, but still.

    It seems as though a lot more bystanders get victimized in Northern cities like St. Paul. Why? Stronger family ties in Deep South ghettos keeping folks in check? Less situational awareness among Northern/Midwestern whites?

    • Replies: @Alden
    @S. Anonyia

    Many say the crime rate difference between north and south is the difference in gun laws.

    When every little old lady and petite Mother busy with 2 toddlers is probably carrying a gun and knows how to use it, street criminals are hesitant to use theirs.

  107. @International Jew

    linked to small groups of marauding teens. But an increasing number of adults have been arrested in recent weeks
     
    So some days it's 17-year-olds and some days it's 18-year-olds.

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy

    Perfect. The implication is that previously the perps were joyriding teens, out on a spree, letting loose all that pent-up energy that’s built up after months of enforced lockdown.

    The Minneapolis Compulsive-Self-Flagellant continues with the rest of the story:

    “Now, however, with the end of unemployment benefits for many, a number of otherwise law-abiding adults, desperate to feed their families, have taken to carjacking as a way to eke out a meager living by selling the cars — usually for parts — to unlicensed ‘chop shops’ that dismantle cars into salable components faster than you can say, ‘this is a holdup, not a botany lesson!’”

    • LOL: Johann Ricke
    • Replies: @International Jew
    @Gary in Gramercy

    That last paragraph takes it to Babylon Bee territory. And "otherwise law-abiding"!? I really doubt carjacking is ever someone's first crime.

    On the stylistic level, let's take note of the bizarre use of but (in the bit I quoted) and however (in the part you quoted). Maybe there's an official, technical, term for it (note to self: reread Pinker's The Sense of Style).

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy

  108. @415 reasons
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    Jesus I stopped reading Lileks circa 2008 and he had been at it for some time then. Interesting how a few die hard bloggers (like Steve) can sustain this medium but 99% of people who started blogging in the mid aughts gave it up a decade ago.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    Last Blogger Standing.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Steve Sailer

    Blogging is a tool where anyone can become a citizen journalist. It just so happens that the only one people want to read is a national merit scholar. And his site host who writes some amazing content just happens to moonlight as a self made billionaire.

    Heck, the average person would have as mucb chance of success pro blogging as becoming a pro athlete or a famous actor.

    , @415 reasons
    @Steve Sailer

    Steve you actually linked to my blog circa 2007-2008. I haven’t blogged in over a decade now.

  109. @Jim Don Bob
    What is the payoff for a car jacking, other than sticking it to whitey and going for a joy ride in his hot car? Serious question. I don't get it, especially when the perps shoot at someone.

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @Dan Smith, @Muggles, @Alden

    Chop shops.

  110. At least in Brazil, the cops kill a lot of criminals. Of course, there are do-evilers who complain about that.

  111. @JimDandy
    I believe the South Side is the nice side of Minneapolis.

    Years ago, the guy who wrote The Straight Dope column broke it down and showed that while there were cities with nice South Sides, in most cities the South Side is, in the words of Jim Croce, "the baddest part of town."

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @John Up North, @Jay Fink, @Mike Zwick, @Jack D

    I just thought of that Jim Croce song yesterday. I made the mistake of looking at pictures of a boy who was brutally killed by a pit bull. His face did in fact look like a jigsaw puzzle with a couple of pieces gone.

    I lived in 4 cities and in one of them, Fresno California, the South side was the bad side….very bad!

  112. @Rob McX
    @vhrm

    Getting the contract to tow cars there must be like a licence to print money. I remember one of the things that drove one of the characters in Tom Wolfe's A Man in Full over the edge was having his car towed and impounded.

    Replies: @Kronos, @Old Prude

    The passage about the protagonist trying to get his car out of the impound lot was one of the sharpest Wolfe scenes I’ve read. It really captured the ordeal. I would know…

    • Replies: @Rob McX
    @Old Prude

    Even though it's twenty years since I've read the novel, this scene has stuck vividly in my mind too - probably because I've been through the impoundment extortion experience myself.

    , @Buffalo Joe
    @Old Prude

    Old Prude, how about Lebowski, in the "Great Lebowski" asking the cop about who stoled his car..."We've got detectives on it, adding more a second shift...ha ha " Paraphrasing, some one can post a link.

  113. @LondonBob
    @216

    Seems like there is good evidence for wide scale ballot stuffing in Minnesota, especially in St Paul and Minneapolis.

    My Mum has relatives who emigrated from southern Sweden to that part of the world in the early twentieth century, still get a Christmas card from them. Sure Sweden is a lefty poster boy but they also have the Swedish Democrats and an active far right movement, Swedish society is a bit of enigma for outsiders and so a lot of people project their own beliefs on to them. I seem to remember Unz and Steve's blog has very high traffic from Sweden given the small population size.

    Replies: @AlexT, @Ganderson

    I was born and raised in Sweden, and you’re 100% right. Very few non Swedes know anything about it. The lefty liberalism there is pervasive, but gets as much pushback as anywhere in the west. The dissident right has it’s own media these days and is being mainstreamed pretty rapidly.

  114. @Daniel H
    One pointed a gun at her head, demanding that she get out, before firing three shots: two ricocheted off the window and a third struck her side-view mirror.

    Panicked, the teens fled in the stolen car they arrived in....

    Now, THAT's what I call a "robbery gone wrong". Pure incompetency on display, but no homicide.

    Replies: @Pericles, @animalogic, @Almost Missouri, @Slim

    Car theft has to be highly organized to be profitable. Behind the street dreck there needs be people who can disguise stolen cars then move them to a new market.
    The back-ground guys are there — shut them down & the street shit will stop making money.

  115. @Anonymous
    OT, but submitted as a data point for your analysis...

    I work in an "artsy" field, and as a result I have a rather large number of colleagues, friends, and friendly acquaintances whose political and social views skew very, very Woke/Hard Left/OrangeManBad. I am in a sort of, um... state of disagreement with them, and they know this. All the same, we are all civil, and these people are rather well-read and historically literate (you'd think that alone would flip them), and we enjoy a fair amount of roller-derby style slamming and argybargy when it comes to these issues.

    And yet...

    Nobody -- not a single person -- has been gloating or chuckling in triumph over Biden's ostensible presidential win. No one is having fun needling me about Trump's electoral "loss," no one is gloating about a libtard paradise Biden administration, no end-zone victory touchdown dances, socially speaking, just total embarrassed radio silence.

    I interpret this as evidence of a massive collective guilty conscience.

    Even the most hardened and iced-over libtards seem to know that the election was massively fraudulent and flat-out stolen, in the most egregious, criminal, and un-American fashion imaginable. It's so blatant that the victory has turned to ashes in their mouths, it's too bitter a taste for even them, they can't bring themselves to admit to my face what they so obviously did.

    Keep in mind, Scripture tells us that Judas went off and hanged himself out of remorse for what he'd done.

    Replies: @Harry Baldwin, @Old Prude, @anon, @znon

    If you realized you just got Joe Biden – JOE BIDEN for crissakes! – elected to be President of your country, how would you feel?

  116. Target demographic …

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @The Alarmist

    She ended her days as a libertarian.

  117. @Dago Shoes
    @mmack

    According to one web site, Chicago has had 1157 carjackings this year … of which 50 have been solved.

    Look for the statistic under 2020 Carjack-O-Rahm-A … https://heyjackass.com

    Replies: @Ed

    Saw this on YouTube recently. Hispanic man with family had car shot dozens of times during carjacking.

    • Replies: @Alden
    @Ed

    Agee days ago in Omaha a couple in their car with a 5 day old baby and a toddler. Some youts walked into the street started banging on the car. Husband honked. Yoot drove along passenger side shot and killed the wife.

    Obvious an ambush to force the car to stop so someone could be killed. Yout is black been arrested and charged.

  118. @AnotherDad
    @Reg Cæsar

    MSP/Minnesota, should be paying certain vibrants to relocate to Atlanta.

    It would be cost effective for the city. And win-win. These folks really don't like the cold, and they have serious butt-kicking cold there.

    Replies: @Ray Caruso, @black sea, @Almost Missouri

    Minnesota should be paying certain vibrants to relocate to Atlanta.

    I recently saw a reference to Mississippi as “black majority” state in 1900. “That can’t be right”, I thought, “no state has a black majority even today when there is a higher black portion of national population.” But it was right. Indeed, in the aftermath of the Civil War, three of the eleven former Confederate States had outright black majorities, three more were verging on black majority, and the other five all had substantial black minorities (more than a quarter). Meanwhile, in hot-for-Abolition Massachusetts, the black population was … 1%. In famously multi-ethnic New York, the black population was … 1.2%.* Northern Civil War icon Joshua “Killer Angels” Chamberlain was from 0.3% black Maine.† Recently toppled anti-slavery militiaman and Civil War Colonel Hans Christian Heg was from 0.2% black Wisconsin … after immigrating from 0.0% black Norway. Indeed, across the entire staunch Union, no state was above New Jersey’s 3.4% black.‡ One can see the Heartiste dictum “diversity + proximity = war” was quite literally true in 1861: majority rule wasn’t just distasteful to the slave states, it was an existential threat. Conversely, pro-black sentiment, then as now, correlates almost perfectly with the absence of blacks.

    So how did those former slave states fare after the bondsman’s chains were broken? Surprisingly well nowadays. Every single one of them massively reduced the black portion of their population, several by more than half. Some kept reducing their %black even while the national black portion grew since the creation of the federal welfare state.

    Where did all those blacks go? In raw numbers, you already know the answer: the northern industrial cities of Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York. In percentages though, two states stand head-and-shoulders above the rest for ratcheting up their blackness way beyond their post-Civil War portions: Minnesota (up 3400%) and Wisconsin (up 3250%). This may have had some recent consequences. [insert Summer of George links here]

    Anyhow, this is just to say that before Minnesota starts “paying vibrants to relocate to Atlanta”, they could just stop paying them to come to Minnesota. And then there’s the fact that since 1870, those good ol’ Southern boys have proven pretty adept at exporting diversity.

    ——

    * [Madison Ave. voice] Hey that’s one-fifth bigger than Massachusetts!

    † In the movie he was portrayed by anti-white sermonizer Jeff Daniels, who is from 99% white Chelsea, MI.

    ‡ “Staunch” meaning leaving out the wavering border states of Maryland (22.5% black), Delaware (18.2%), Kentucky (16.8%), Missouri (6.9%) and newly-minted Kansas (4.7%). Overall, it is remarkable how well %black correlates with Southern sympathy.

    • Agree: Lot
    • Troll: Supply and Demand
    • Replies: @Rob McX
    @Almost Missouri

    As Reg Cæsar keeps reminding us, the Southern states wanted their blacks, and would have gone on importing them had they not been prevented from doing so. No matter where you stand on the whole North-South divide, this was an insanely myopic policy. Even if slavery had never been abolished, there would still be a steady flow of blacks into the free white population by way of escape and manumission. Slavery didn't last, segregation didn't last, and the last vestiges of the acceptance of racial inequality are being obliterated too.

    This isn't a problem unique to America. Practically all white countries are in the same predicament. The idea that races are equal and interchangeable is now a religion, and the countries that enforce it are secular theocracies. As with most religions, those heretics who don't believe in it know better than to speak out against it.

    Replies: @anonymous, @Sgt. Joe Friday

    , @Lot
    @Almost Missouri

    “ no state was above New Jersey’s 3.4% black”

    NJ counted its triracial hillbilly “Indians” as black back then. They physically look about 75% white 25% indian.

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

    Replies: @Almost Missouri

    , @Ron Mexico
    @Almost Missouri

    "anti-white sermonizer Jeff Daniels, who is from 99% white Chelsea, MI." You probably aren't too far off. Knowing its proximity to Ann Arbor, though, I'm sure there are a growing number of red-dots.

    Replies: @Almost Missouri

    , @Hypnotoad666
    @Almost Missouri


    Where did all those blacks go? In raw numbers, you already know the answer: the northern industrial cities of Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York.
     
    The Confederacy's revenge.

    Here's an interesting historical "what if:"

    What if blacks had taken over the South during Reconstruction and forced all the Southern whites to go north in their own great migration, while the blacks stayed put?

    Replies: @John Up North

    , @Alden
    @Almost Missouri

    Until about 1960, it was known as Greyhound Probation. Either go to prison or take this Greyhound ticket, some cash and never come back.

    East Europe only suffered the after effects of Soviet occupation 50 years after WW2. American cities will never get rid of the blacks imported to industry because the White men were in the army.

  119. So again the English language will soon have another word to transmogrify. Just as ‘gay’ used to mean carefree and lighthearted but now almost exclusively refers to sausage jockeys will the word ‘teenager’ soon have to be referred to as the ‘t’ word?

    Even normies would never mistake “two teens in hoodies beside a section 8 neighbourhood approached the car and yelled ” hey cracka muthufukkah throw down” as being Wally and the Beave pulling a Halloween prank.

    They try to mitigate this by identifying perps who are white as white without fail but not too many people mistake what ‘teens’ means anymore in crime scenarios.

    Heck, shoot the moon, why not refer to them as “apprentice pre-reparation collection associates”?

    Cheers-

  120. @Daniel H
    One pointed a gun at her head, demanding that she get out, before firing three shots: two ricocheted off the window and a third struck her side-view mirror.

    Panicked, the teens fled in the stolen car they arrived in....

    Now, THAT's what I call a "robbery gone wrong". Pure incompetency on display, but no homicide.

    Replies: @Pericles, @animalogic, @Almost Missouri, @Slim

    two ricocheted off the window

    Now, THAT’s what I call a “robbery gone wrong”.

    Perhaps, but I want some of whatever that window was made out of.

    • Agree: Old and Grumpy
    • Replies: @anon
    @Almost Missouri

    Perhaps, but I want some of whatever that window was made out of.

    Auto glass is more complicated than most people realize. Windshield glass is generally more complex than side window glass, too. The same rock hitting at one angle will just bounce off, at a different angle will cause a pit, and at another angle will cause a crack. Bullets are similar. It's another case where reality isn't the same as what's seen on video entertainments.

    Some enterprising people in Minneapolis could make good money retrofitting thicker, bullet resistant window glass to the cars of the upper middle class. Of course if the UMC had not allied themselves with criminals that wouldn't be needed, but...nah. It's more important to get good Feelze by dragging their city down to some 3rd world level than to do boring stuff like that whole "euro-civilization" thing.

    Enjoy, Minnies! You've made your bed, now you get to lay in it. Too bad your pets already pooped it...

  121. São Paulo: 67 homicides in one month (January 2020)
    Minneapolis: 49 homicides in 8 months (January 2020-August 2020)

    However:

    São Paulo population (city proper): 12.2 million
    Minneapolis population (city proper): 430,000

    So if Minneapolis’ 49 murders all took place in the city itself, not in the metropolitan area, then currently Minneapolis has more homicides per 100,000 inhabitants than São Paulo, and if this hold true then it is São Paulo which should be called the Minneapolis of the tropics, although as a native Paulistano I take offense to have my home metropolis be compared to the ugliest of the Twin Cities.

  122. @Daniel H
    One pointed a gun at her head, demanding that she get out, before firing three shots: two ricocheted off the window and a third struck her side-view mirror.

    Panicked, the teens fled in the stolen car they arrived in....

    Now, THAT's what I call a "robbery gone wrong". Pure incompetency on display, but no homicide.

    Replies: @Pericles, @animalogic, @Almost Missouri, @Slim

    Most of these miscreants got their firearms training from rap videos. No NRA members in this group.

  123. @Mike Pierson, Davenport Rector, Midfielder

    MPD didn’t specifically track this type of crime until Sept. 22 because they were so infrequent.
     
    Sort of an epitaph, soon to come, for many more places than just Minneapolis.

    Not to worry though: the new regime will eliminate crime stats along with defunding the police, closing prisons, opening borders, and so on.

    Replies: @AnotherDad, @James Braxton, @SunBakedSuburb

    But this new regime will not actually eliminate crime, which will continue apace.

    • Replies: @Mike Pierson, Davenport Rector, Midfielder
    @James Braxton

    Obviously you are correct. Except: in a very real sense, whatever the MSM declines to take notice of doesn't exist in the minds of the masses. And given that TPTB generally make it a censurable offense to notice what they would have you not notice, the facts of the case vanish even more thoroughly.

    , @Michelle
    @James Braxton

    Possibly causing a backlash, and future support for "Law and Order" candidates???

  124. “a number of otherwise law-abiding adults, desperate to feed their families”

    This appeal to starvation seems to be the latest fad in SJW ‘reporting’. There was an execrable article in The Atlantic earlier this year about a drug addict who funded her habit by being a porch pirate; the article prominently displayed a quote by an ‘expert’ about how desperate starving people are. The fact that she wasn’t starving, and I bet nobody in Minneapolis is either, is simply ignored.

    • Replies: @Gary in Gramercy
    @photondancer

    I made up that entire quote (putatively from the Minneapolis Compulsive-Self-Flagellant, a title that might have hinted at the mockery to follow). Most of the paragraph played it straight SJW all the way, with a detour at the end: "unlicensed 'chop shops' that dismantle cars into salable components faster than you can say, 'this is a holdup, not a botany lesson!'"

    I figured anyone reading all the way to the end would realize this wasn't an actual story from the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, but as we've seen, Stockholm Syndrome has taken hold up there. Those people will excuse almost any bad acts, as long as blacks committed them.

    "Blimey, this redistribution of wealth is trickier than I thought."

    Replies: @Ganderson

  125. @Colin Wright
    '“These suspects have been known to ask for directions, then rob the victim of a purse, phone or car,” read an MPD crime alert issued last month in the Third Precinct. It advised residents to be aware of their surroundings and carry only essentials. …'

    Also, always avoid young black males. Do not stop to talk to them, even if they appear to only have a simple question.

    Why should we keep screwing around with this b.s.? I've had enough. We don't have to go through this with anyone else.

    Replies: @Mike Pierson, Davenport Rector, Midfielder, @Hapalong Cassidy, @Frank McGar

    Speaking of never relaxing around them, here is an interesting anecdote. Awhile ago I was in line at a fast food restaurant, when a large, very dark black man walked through the door and took his place in line behind me. After about a minute he took a cell phone call, and spoke in a foreign (African or Caribbean) accent. When I heard the accent, a wave of relief passed over me, and I imagine my heart rate dropped considerably.

  126. @black sea
    @Rob McX

    I've shared this story before on iSteve, but here goes anyway.

    One of my brother's law partners had some checks stolen from the back of his checkbook (so's he wouldn't notice). Nevertheless, he noticed. The thief went to a Sears and bought a bunch of garish junk for his car, which he paid for with one of the checks.

    The bank quickly traced the check to the Sears, and the cops asked the Auto Center manager to call the customer and inform his that he could come and pick up his stuff. At which point he was arrested.

    This was all way too complicated for the guy to anticipate. My brother did comment that criminal defendants are generally woefully dumb and struggle to understand what they are charged with, what the likelihood of conviction is, and what the probable penalties will be.

    Replies: @Ganderson, @anonymous, @Buffalo Joe, @Bert

    I was on a local grand jury once, and the DA presented a case in the stupidity class “writing the ransom note on the back of ones check stub” . It wasn’t that, but as stupid as that. I blurted out to the DA- “you’re kidding!” He smiled and said “ hey, we don’t catch the smart ones”.

  127. @LondonBob
    @216

    Seems like there is good evidence for wide scale ballot stuffing in Minnesota, especially in St Paul and Minneapolis.

    My Mum has relatives who emigrated from southern Sweden to that part of the world in the early twentieth century, still get a Christmas card from them. Sure Sweden is a lefty poster boy but they also have the Swedish Democrats and an active far right movement, Swedish society is a bit of enigma for outsiders and so a lot of people project their own beliefs on to them. I seem to remember Unz and Steve's blog has very high traffic from Sweden given the small population size.

    Replies: @AlexT, @Ganderson

    Despite the riots and carbeques, most of Sweden is currently a nicer place to live than much of the US. I don’t share with my Swedish friends and relations that, if I lived there I’d vote for the Sweden Democrats, or AfS. One doesn’t admit that in polite society. A nationwide Bradley effect, if you will.

    The Swedish MSM seems recently to be pushing lockdowns- Anders Tegnell is under a lot of pressure to recommend wrecking Sweden’s economy, just like in the US.

  128. confronted by two hooded teenagers

    Oh those pesky teenagers. I bet they looked like this:

    • Replies: @Tony
    @Dumbo

    Knowing there's a lot of northern europeans in MN, I was gonna ask if the carjackers were Norwegian or Swedish or German. The article really doesnt specify.

  129. @Jim Don Bob
    What is the payoff for a car jacking, other than sticking it to whitey and going for a joy ride in his hot car? Serious question. I don't get it, especially when the perps shoot at someone.

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @Dan Smith, @Muggles, @Alden

    Carjacking is to transportation as rape is to love. It’s raw domination. Material rewards are secondary.

  130. Anonymous[302] • Disclaimer says:
    @Steve Sailer
    @415 reasons

    Last Blogger Standing.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @415 reasons

    Blogging is a tool where anyone can become a citizen journalist. It just so happens that the only one people want to read is a national merit scholar. And his site host who writes some amazing content just happens to moonlight as a self made billionaire.

    Heck, the average person would have as mucb chance of success pro blogging as becoming a pro athlete or a famous actor.

  131. @JimDandy
    I believe the South Side is the nice side of Minneapolis.

    Years ago, the guy who wrote The Straight Dope column broke it down and showed that while there were cities with nice South Sides, in most cities the South Side is, in the words of Jim Croce, "the baddest part of town."

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @John Up North, @Jay Fink, @Mike Zwick, @Jack D

    Chicago’s South Side began to change when the smell of the stockyards began to permeate the air. The big money moved to the North Side. This coincided with the beginning of the Great Migration which further drove anybody with any money at all out of the area.

  132. How will you make it on your own
    This world is awfully big
    Girl this time you’re all alone
    Cause it’s time you started living
    It’s time you let someone else do some giving
    Love is all around, no need to waste it
    You can have a town, why don’t you take it
    You might just get carjacked after all
    You might just get carjacked after all

  133. @Almost Missouri
    @AnotherDad


    Minnesota should be paying certain vibrants to relocate to Atlanta.
     
    I recently saw a reference to Mississippi as "black majority" state in 1900. "That can't be right", I thought, "no state has a black majority even today when there is a higher black portion of national population." But it was right. Indeed, in the aftermath of the Civil War, three of the eleven former Confederate States had outright black majorities, three more were verging on black majority, and the other five all had substantial black minorities (more than a quarter). Meanwhile, in hot-for-Abolition Massachusetts, the black population was ... 1%. In famously multi-ethnic New York, the black population was ... 1.2%.* Northern Civil War icon Joshua "Killer Angels" Chamberlain was from 0.3% black Maine.† Recently toppled anti-slavery militiaman and Civil War Colonel Hans Christian Heg was from 0.2% black Wisconsin ... after immigrating from 0.0% black Norway. Indeed, across the entire staunch Union, no state was above New Jersey's 3.4% black.‡ One can see the Heartiste dictum "diversity + proximity = war" was quite literally true in 1861: majority rule wasn't just distasteful to the slave states, it was an existential threat. Conversely, pro-black sentiment, then as now, correlates almost perfectly with the absence of blacks.

    So how did those former slave states fare after the bondsman's chains were broken? Surprisingly well nowadays. Every single one of them massively reduced the black portion of their population, several by more than half. Some kept reducing their %black even while the national black portion grew since the creation of the federal welfare state.

    Where did all those blacks go? In raw numbers, you already know the answer: the northern industrial cities of Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York. In percentages though, two states stand head-and-shoulders above the rest for ratcheting up their blackness way beyond their post-Civil War portions: Minnesota (up 3400%) and Wisconsin (up 3250%). This may have had some recent consequences. [insert Summer of George links here]

    Anyhow, this is just to say that before Minnesota starts "paying vibrants to relocate to Atlanta", they could just stop paying them to come to Minnesota. And then there's the fact that since 1870, those good ol' Southern boys have proven pretty adept at exporting diversity.

    ------

    * [Madison Ave. voice] Hey that's one-fifth bigger than Massachusetts!

    † In the movie he was portrayed by anti-white sermonizer Jeff Daniels, who is from 99% white Chelsea, MI.

    ‡ "Staunch" meaning leaving out the wavering border states of Maryland (22.5% black), Delaware (18.2%), Kentucky (16.8%), Missouri (6.9%) and newly-minted Kansas (4.7%). Overall, it is remarkable how well %black correlates with Southern sympathy.

    Replies: @Rob McX, @Lot, @Ron Mexico, @Hypnotoad666, @Alden

    As Reg Cæsar keeps reminding us, the Southern states wanted their blacks, and would have gone on importing them had they not been prevented from doing so. No matter where you stand on the whole North-South divide, this was an insanely myopic policy. Even if slavery had never been abolished, there would still be a steady flow of blacks into the free white population by way of escape and manumission. Slavery didn’t last, segregation didn’t last, and the last vestiges of the acceptance of racial inequality are being obliterated too.

    This isn’t a problem unique to America. Practically all white countries are in the same predicament. The idea that races are equal and interchangeable is now a religion, and the countries that enforce it are secular theocracies. As with most religions, those heretics who don’t believe in it know better than to speak out against it.

    • Agree: Lurker
    • Replies: @anonymous
    @Rob McX

    Agreed and well said.

    I've also noticed that the more extreme versions of Black criminal denial are taking on the form of a fundamentalist religious cult.

    It's not surprising that that the BLM BlackLiesMatter cult is now being forced on the public at Holocaust Museums across the country. Regular people see that the main problem in places like Minneapolis is exploding Black crime - car jackings, drive by shootings, murders but to the BLM fundamentalist religious cult - this exploding Black crime is either not happening or it's not important when saints like George Floyd (hard core street heroin and meth dealer) are being persecuted and even MURDERED - we are all supposed to bow down and "Submit" the same as in Islam to this BLM cult.

    The BLM cult masters have basically copied the 6 Million Gassed Jews Holocaust cult masters - they're working to make it an official religious cult in all places like here at the University of Chicago where the English Literature PHD Department has announced that it will now only take new PHD students who focus on you got it:

    BLM BlackLivesMatter

    Yep, no more English Literature like Dickens, Shakespeare, Norman Maclean - no more English Literature in the U of Chicago English Literature Department. Because it's....

    BlackLivesMatter

    , @Sgt. Joe Friday
    @Rob McX


    The idea that races are equal and interchangeable is now a religion, and the countries that enforce it are secular theocracies.
     
    Ain't that the truth?

    Our elites seem to think that people are fungible, interchangeable widgets that are nothing more than economic "inputs," as if there was no qualitative difference between an illiterate Haitian and a middle class white kid from an intact family who went to parochial schools. Nope, it makes no difference, the former can generate economic activity that is just as valuable as the latter, the entire point of which is to generate tax revenue from which the government takes its skim and then distributes what's left to reward its friends. Of course, there's a gentlemen's understanding that some of the loot will be be used to harass non-believers or those suspected of being insufficiently pious.
  134. @Rob
    It seems to me that mixed race areas are livable when there is pretty solid segregation. Nice white people, like Swedes of Minnesota, don’t want to be paranoid, suspicious, and mean all the time, but that’s the only safe way of being when the BYMs are wilding. When the only blacks in your ‘hood are middle-aged maids, sans chilluns, BYMs (Black Young Males) stand out, and the cops can clear out any clots that start clogging the streets and sidewalks. But in mixed neighborhoods, even tolerably behaved female blacks have their worthless, criminal male associated brothers and sons. A mixed neighborhood can never get the streets safe enough for mice whites. That’s when whites start moving to places with better schools.

    How can the current black-worship function long enough to break the country? I think it is because of la corona. When the only ‘interaction’ one has with people is through the media, and one wants to be a good person, all the blacks one ‘encounters’ are fantastic people, and the racists are so dumb ugly, and mean, and clearly bad people. Hell, even the black women on tv tend to be thin and either pleasant or refreshingly ‘sassy’, not a 300 pounder to be seen. No one wants to feel like a bad person, so they start going crazy for BLM, partially to compensate for the fact that they themselves don’t like BYMs, they externalize their negative feelings for blacks onto imaginary Nazis. Nazis who are so powerful that the fact that they think male blacks are trash makes the blacks criminals.

    When China stops propping up America with cheap imports, and the economy starts failing, how are GoodWhitex going to keep the blacks away? I can see things flipping very fast, I would not want to be a young male black when the peop,e, for no reason at all, elect Hitler.

    Replies: @Johnny Smoggins, @Frank McGar

    It seems to me that mixed race areas are livable when there is pretty solid segregation.

    Mixed race areas are livable when they don’t include blacks. Everyone else can live among each other just fine.

    The problem is blacks, it’s always the blacks.

  135. anonymous[251] • Disclaimer says:

    And what pray tell is Minneapolis’ young, hip Jewish mayor doing about this small 537% rise in armed jackings? Is he banning police from questioning suspicious “youths”? Is he joining youths in breakdance contests? Is this not happening or not important as it’s the anniversary of something to do with Emmett Till?

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @anonymous

    He's actually less fatuous than the city council majority. I'd attribute that to having day to day responsibilities, having had a real trade before going into politics, and having a wife and child. Most of the city council have none of these things.


    His predecessor, Bad Hair Hodges, has landed on her feet for the time being.

    https://iop.harvard.edu/fellows/betsy-hodges

    Replies: @duncsbaby

  136. Eyes on the bigger problem: with the de facto legalization of rioting and the refusal of insurance companies to pay for burned-out businesses and the criminal lockdown gutting small businesses not torched, Minneapolis is dead, and maybe carjacking is the best gig locals can get. Nearby, SCC had a great post about how Planetary Governor Putzker failed to get his lunatic tax increase legally, so now he is talking about doing it by fiat, and earlier an alderman (=councilman) proposed taxing deliveries (Amazon, Zappo, etc). Toilet circling confirmed by the rats rationalizing cannibalism. We are looking at not recovering from the Democrats’ grand scheme of attacking Trump’s popularity by using riots and bio-hysteria to wreck the economy.
    Currently on right wing radio: gosh it sure is a shame that the Democrats stole the election, but let’s let them steal just one more from us because maybe they just kinda got tired, and anyway the important thing is that nobody is punished.

  137. anonymous[251] • Disclaimer says:
    @Rob McX
    @Almost Missouri

    As Reg Cæsar keeps reminding us, the Southern states wanted their blacks, and would have gone on importing them had they not been prevented from doing so. No matter where you stand on the whole North-South divide, this was an insanely myopic policy. Even if slavery had never been abolished, there would still be a steady flow of blacks into the free white population by way of escape and manumission. Slavery didn't last, segregation didn't last, and the last vestiges of the acceptance of racial inequality are being obliterated too.

    This isn't a problem unique to America. Practically all white countries are in the same predicament. The idea that races are equal and interchangeable is now a religion, and the countries that enforce it are secular theocracies. As with most religions, those heretics who don't believe in it know better than to speak out against it.

    Replies: @anonymous, @Sgt. Joe Friday

    Agreed and well said.

    I’ve also noticed that the more extreme versions of Black criminal denial are taking on the form of a fundamentalist religious cult.

    It’s not surprising that that the BLM BlackLiesMatter cult is now being forced on the public at Holocaust Museums across the country. Regular people see that the main problem in places like Minneapolis is exploding Black crime – car jackings, drive by shootings, murders but to the BLM fundamentalist religious cult – this exploding Black crime is either not happening or it’s not important when saints like George Floyd (hard core street heroin and meth dealer) are being persecuted and even MURDERED – we are all supposed to bow down and “Submit” the same as in Islam to this BLM cult.

    The BLM cult masters have basically copied the 6 Million Gassed Jews Holocaust cult masters – they’re working to make it an official religious cult in all places like here at the University of Chicago where the English Literature PHD Department has announced that it will now only take new PHD students who focus on you got it:

    BLM BlackLivesMatter

    Yep, no more English Literature like Dickens, Shakespeare, Norman Maclean – no more English Literature in the U of Chicago English Literature Department. Because it’s….

    BlackLivesMatter

  138. @Almost Missouri
    @AnotherDad


    Minnesota should be paying certain vibrants to relocate to Atlanta.
     
    I recently saw a reference to Mississippi as "black majority" state in 1900. "That can't be right", I thought, "no state has a black majority even today when there is a higher black portion of national population." But it was right. Indeed, in the aftermath of the Civil War, three of the eleven former Confederate States had outright black majorities, three more were verging on black majority, and the other five all had substantial black minorities (more than a quarter). Meanwhile, in hot-for-Abolition Massachusetts, the black population was ... 1%. In famously multi-ethnic New York, the black population was ... 1.2%.* Northern Civil War icon Joshua "Killer Angels" Chamberlain was from 0.3% black Maine.† Recently toppled anti-slavery militiaman and Civil War Colonel Hans Christian Heg was from 0.2% black Wisconsin ... after immigrating from 0.0% black Norway. Indeed, across the entire staunch Union, no state was above New Jersey's 3.4% black.‡ One can see the Heartiste dictum "diversity + proximity = war" was quite literally true in 1861: majority rule wasn't just distasteful to the slave states, it was an existential threat. Conversely, pro-black sentiment, then as now, correlates almost perfectly with the absence of blacks.

    So how did those former slave states fare after the bondsman's chains were broken? Surprisingly well nowadays. Every single one of them massively reduced the black portion of their population, several by more than half. Some kept reducing their %black even while the national black portion grew since the creation of the federal welfare state.

    Where did all those blacks go? In raw numbers, you already know the answer: the northern industrial cities of Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York. In percentages though, two states stand head-and-shoulders above the rest for ratcheting up their blackness way beyond their post-Civil War portions: Minnesota (up 3400%) and Wisconsin (up 3250%). This may have had some recent consequences. [insert Summer of George links here]

    Anyhow, this is just to say that before Minnesota starts "paying vibrants to relocate to Atlanta", they could just stop paying them to come to Minnesota. And then there's the fact that since 1870, those good ol' Southern boys have proven pretty adept at exporting diversity.

    ------

    * [Madison Ave. voice] Hey that's one-fifth bigger than Massachusetts!

    † In the movie he was portrayed by anti-white sermonizer Jeff Daniels, who is from 99% white Chelsea, MI.

    ‡ "Staunch" meaning leaving out the wavering border states of Maryland (22.5% black), Delaware (18.2%), Kentucky (16.8%), Missouri (6.9%) and newly-minted Kansas (4.7%). Overall, it is remarkable how well %black correlates with Southern sympathy.

    Replies: @Rob McX, @Lot, @Ron Mexico, @Hypnotoad666, @Alden

    “ no state was above New Jersey’s 3.4% black”

    NJ counted its triracial hillbilly “Indians” as black back then. They physically look about 75% white 25% indian.

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

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
    @Lot

    Of Weird NJ fame...

  139. @Whiskey
    Nice Whites love that stuff. Black violence is like manna from heaven for them.

    In other news Rick Wilson wants imprisonment and humiliation for Trump and all his supporters. Supposedly he's in a shortlist for a Biden Justice post.

    And Biden wants a national soda tax. Also on various foods.

    There are rules for Deplorable and none for blacks and elites.

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard, @Forbes

    There are rules for Deplorable and none for blacks and elites.

    There won’t be any rules for Latinos or Muslims either.

  140. @Anon
    @Kronos

    Look on the bright side: The more social workers killed, the fewer will survive to reproduce. Most social workers willing to do police work are in their twenties, fresh out of school, and starry-eyed with ideology. Bump them off early, and they won't survive to morph into middle-aged, preachy academics corrupting another generation of college students.

    If you search the internet, you'll find various older cases of social workers getting killed by criminals, but the headlines never make the national news. If social workers replacing cops becomes a big deal, dead social workers (cheap non-union labor, keep in mind) will become a popular joke. People will be making wisecracks about how many social workers does it take to change a Somali, etc.

    Replies: @J.Ross

    Social workers, like homosexuals, do not reproduce: they are recruited. There will never not be a supply of gullible idiots who mean to do well. With the monopolist-Chinese coalition coming in and Republicans doing nothing to resist them, people aren’t even going to know about the dead social workers.

  141. “South side” Minneapolis is diverse in more ways than one. There are nice parts, and not nice parts.

  142. When ya wanna make an omelet— ya jes’ gotta break a few eggs, right?

  143. I can see things flipping very fast, I would not want to be a young male black when the people, for no reason at all, elect Hitler.

    Agree with everything you say up to this.

    Sailer’s right. Our future, should we decide to let it play out the way it’s going, is Brazil, not Bavaria.

    Victor Davis Hanson is right: rich “progressives” will have the wherewithal to live without the consequences of their own ideology — gated walled estates, private security, while you take your life into your hands going to the grocery store or misreading your google map directions.

    The good news is the Black predators have yet to figure out that with no police, or with compromised police, the real money is in kidnapping.

    • Replies: @Bill Jones
    @kpkinsunnyphiladelphia


    The good news is the Black predators have yet to figure out that with no police, or with compromised police, the real money is in kidnapping.
     
    The big American Private Bank I worked for had ransom insurance for our business trips. Eventually Venezuela became verboten, then Columbia.
    Sao Paulo btw was fine, a bubble. Very segregated, never saw the favelas nor their occupants.

    Replies: @Bill Jones

  144. anon[266] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous
    For some reason, in my own mind, at least, cold weather - biting skin gnawing bone aching cold weather - and serious public safety/disorder concerns do not mix. Ergo, they are mutually exclusive to each other.
    This could be down to purely environmental reasons - only a damned fool would lurk about in the freezing cold in the open hoping for the off chance that a mug passes by, or it could be the consequence of HBD/evolution acting on the respective human strains typically found in sub arctic and tropical regions of the globe, that is, the environmental factor, being so overwhelming in natural selection, typically weeded out natural born villains/predators from frozen nations due to the cause hinted at above. By contrast, tropical populations are *selected for* this species of villainry.

    Replies: @anon

    only a damned fool would lurk about in the freezing cold in the open hoping for the off chance that a mug passes by

    Oh yeah? Oh yeah? Well, well, whutabout the MAGA’s who waited around in Chicago back in 2019 during the Polar Vortex to try to lynch brave French actor Jussie Smollet? Huh? Whutabout them? HUH?

    • LOL: Buffalo Joe
  145. @Anonymous
    OT, but submitted as a data point for your analysis...

    I work in an "artsy" field, and as a result I have a rather large number of colleagues, friends, and friendly acquaintances whose political and social views skew very, very Woke/Hard Left/OrangeManBad. I am in a sort of, um... state of disagreement with them, and they know this. All the same, we are all civil, and these people are rather well-read and historically literate (you'd think that alone would flip them), and we enjoy a fair amount of roller-derby style slamming and argybargy when it comes to these issues.

    And yet...

    Nobody -- not a single person -- has been gloating or chuckling in triumph over Biden's ostensible presidential win. No one is having fun needling me about Trump's electoral "loss," no one is gloating about a libtard paradise Biden administration, no end-zone victory touchdown dances, socially speaking, just total embarrassed radio silence.

    I interpret this as evidence of a massive collective guilty conscience.

    Even the most hardened and iced-over libtards seem to know that the election was massively fraudulent and flat-out stolen, in the most egregious, criminal, and un-American fashion imaginable. It's so blatant that the victory has turned to ashes in their mouths, it's too bitter a taste for even them, they can't bring themselves to admit to my face what they so obviously did.

    Keep in mind, Scripture tells us that Judas went off and hanged himself out of remorse for what he'd done.

    Replies: @Harry Baldwin, @Old Prude, @anon, @znon

    I interpret this as evidence of a massive collective guilty conscience.

    Could be. Or you could be confusing groupthink with an actual functioning conscience; the latter is pretty rare, the former is very common.

    Most likely they’ll get over their trauma pretty soon and start enjoying their winnings. Ask them about President Harris, too, just for future reference.

  146. Jogging into construction sites has proven dangerous. Driving to such site ( and more) will now be done in a warm and comfy car. The good people of Minneapolis should just include new cars in their welfare programs. No doubt that will end all carjacking until it doesn’t. Curious should a youngish, blonde, and liberal female social worker be included in the car giveaway or takeaway? And if so, would that be part of the reparations package, or will it be considered torture? With the looming Biden administration, I’m desperately trying to catch up with being woke.

  147. @Charon
    @Harry Baldwin

    Speaking of media confabs: Ellen Page, who famously broke down on the Colbert Report and got a standing ovation for tearfully attacking anyone and everyone who dared to doubt St. Jussie Smollett--remember her? She's decided she's really a dude now.

    She knows how to work the crowd, gotta hand her that. Oops I mean gotta hand him. Or it. Don't know exactly where it is on the whole transition thing. But more tearful performances are in store, I believe.

    https://www.rt.com/usa/508394-actress-page-identifies-transgender/

    Kamala back then: “I think the facts are still unfolding, and I’m very concerned.”

    2019 seems so very, very long ago now.

    Replies: @Art Deco, @Ron Mexico, @Lancelot_Link, @Perspective

    1. Only child
    2. Parents saddled her at birth with a double-barrelled name
    3. Parents divorced
    4. Sent her to a gitchy-goo Buddhist school at one point
    5. Allowed her to get mixed up in film and theatre

    They’ve been working on this for a while.

  148. @Tony Tea
    Minneapolis, the new South Africa. White flight is next.

    Replies: @anonymous, @James Braxton

    Minneapolis-St.Paul essentially imported all of their BLACKS! (both international and domestic) within only the last 30 years. Liberalism gone awry. Such a shame.

  149. @Charon
    @Harry Baldwin

    Speaking of media confabs: Ellen Page, who famously broke down on the Colbert Report and got a standing ovation for tearfully attacking anyone and everyone who dared to doubt St. Jussie Smollett--remember her? She's decided she's really a dude now.

    She knows how to work the crowd, gotta hand her that. Oops I mean gotta hand him. Or it. Don't know exactly where it is on the whole transition thing. But more tearful performances are in store, I believe.

    https://www.rt.com/usa/508394-actress-page-identifies-transgender/

    Kamala back then: “I think the facts are still unfolding, and I’m very concerned.”

    2019 seems so very, very long ago now.

    Replies: @Art Deco, @Ron Mexico, @Lancelot_Link, @Perspective

    Good, another reason not to watch any Ellen Page movies. Oh wait, I’ve never watched her stuff before. To paraphrase Mitch, “I used to NOT watch Ellen Page movies. I still don’t. But I used to NOT, too.”

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    @Ron Mexico

    I'd never heard of Ellen Page before today. She's pretty cute for a rug muncher. Maybe she just needs some conversion therapy. I hear it's all the rage these days.

  150. @Almost Missouri
    @AnotherDad


    Minnesota should be paying certain vibrants to relocate to Atlanta.
     
    I recently saw a reference to Mississippi as "black majority" state in 1900. "That can't be right", I thought, "no state has a black majority even today when there is a higher black portion of national population." But it was right. Indeed, in the aftermath of the Civil War, three of the eleven former Confederate States had outright black majorities, three more were verging on black majority, and the other five all had substantial black minorities (more than a quarter). Meanwhile, in hot-for-Abolition Massachusetts, the black population was ... 1%. In famously multi-ethnic New York, the black population was ... 1.2%.* Northern Civil War icon Joshua "Killer Angels" Chamberlain was from 0.3% black Maine.† Recently toppled anti-slavery militiaman and Civil War Colonel Hans Christian Heg was from 0.2% black Wisconsin ... after immigrating from 0.0% black Norway. Indeed, across the entire staunch Union, no state was above New Jersey's 3.4% black.‡ One can see the Heartiste dictum "diversity + proximity = war" was quite literally true in 1861: majority rule wasn't just distasteful to the slave states, it was an existential threat. Conversely, pro-black sentiment, then as now, correlates almost perfectly with the absence of blacks.

    So how did those former slave states fare after the bondsman's chains were broken? Surprisingly well nowadays. Every single one of them massively reduced the black portion of their population, several by more than half. Some kept reducing their %black even while the national black portion grew since the creation of the federal welfare state.

    Where did all those blacks go? In raw numbers, you already know the answer: the northern industrial cities of Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York. In percentages though, two states stand head-and-shoulders above the rest for ratcheting up their blackness way beyond their post-Civil War portions: Minnesota (up 3400%) and Wisconsin (up 3250%). This may have had some recent consequences. [insert Summer of George links here]

    Anyhow, this is just to say that before Minnesota starts "paying vibrants to relocate to Atlanta", they could just stop paying them to come to Minnesota. And then there's the fact that since 1870, those good ol' Southern boys have proven pretty adept at exporting diversity.

    ------

    * [Madison Ave. voice] Hey that's one-fifth bigger than Massachusetts!

    † In the movie he was portrayed by anti-white sermonizer Jeff Daniels, who is from 99% white Chelsea, MI.

    ‡ "Staunch" meaning leaving out the wavering border states of Maryland (22.5% black), Delaware (18.2%), Kentucky (16.8%), Missouri (6.9%) and newly-minted Kansas (4.7%). Overall, it is remarkable how well %black correlates with Southern sympathy.

    Replies: @Rob McX, @Lot, @Ron Mexico, @Hypnotoad666, @Alden

    “anti-white sermonizer Jeff Daniels, who is from 99% white Chelsea, MI.” You probably aren’t too far off. Knowing its proximity to Ann Arbor, though, I’m sure there are a growing number of red-dots.

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
    @Ron Mexico

    I happened to have had some reliable first-hand knowledge. Wikipedia says "97% white", but ...

    1) That's today, not when Jeff was growing up (apparently Chelsea was too small for racial stats back then),

    2) Per Wiki, most of the 3% non-white is Hispanic (probably the white kind) and "mixed", which

    3) Per my observer consist mostly of Elizabeth Warren-types claiming some barely visible or invisible "minority" ancestry for the grift.

    It's too far out in the stick for the dots. Well, maybe the gas station manager...

    Replies: @Ron Mexico

  151. @anon
    Looks like Minneapolis is gonna need some more social workers!

    Replies: @Kronos, @Hannah Katz, @Hypnotoad666, @cronkitsche, @JimDandy

    And they need more Somali immigrants to add even more delightful diversity to a once boring, milk toast city known for high taxes but spending the money well. Maybe if they put the Somalis in positions of leadership it will all get better. Or something… /s

  152. anon[102] • Disclaimer says:
    @Almost Missouri
    @Daniel H



    two ricocheted off the window
     
    Now, THAT’s what I call a “robbery gone wrong”.
     
    Perhaps, but I want some of whatever that window was made out of.

    Replies: @anon

    Perhaps, but I want some of whatever that window was made out of.

    Auto glass is more complicated than most people realize. Windshield glass is generally more complex than side window glass, too. The same rock hitting at one angle will just bounce off, at a different angle will cause a pit, and at another angle will cause a crack. Bullets are similar. It’s another case where reality isn’t the same as what’s seen on video entertainments.

    Some enterprising people in Minneapolis could make good money retrofitting thicker, bullet resistant window glass to the cars of the upper middle class. Of course if the UMC had not allied themselves with criminals that wouldn’t be needed, but…nah. It’s more important to get good Feelze by dragging their city down to some 3rd world level than to do boring stuff like that whole “euro-civilization” thing.

    Enjoy, Minnies! You’ve made your bed, now you get to lay in it. Too bad your pets already pooped it…

  153. @anon
    Looks like Minneapolis is gonna need some more social workers!

    Replies: @Kronos, @Hannah Katz, @Hypnotoad666, @cronkitsche, @JimDandy

    Looks like Minneapolis is gonna need some more social workers!

    Nah, they just have to keep an eye out on those “teens,” they’re almost as dangerous as the “youths.”

  154. @Rob McX
    @Almost Missouri

    As Reg Cæsar keeps reminding us, the Southern states wanted their blacks, and would have gone on importing them had they not been prevented from doing so. No matter where you stand on the whole North-South divide, this was an insanely myopic policy. Even if slavery had never been abolished, there would still be a steady flow of blacks into the free white population by way of escape and manumission. Slavery didn't last, segregation didn't last, and the last vestiges of the acceptance of racial inequality are being obliterated too.

    This isn't a problem unique to America. Practically all white countries are in the same predicament. The idea that races are equal and interchangeable is now a religion, and the countries that enforce it are secular theocracies. As with most religions, those heretics who don't believe in it know better than to speak out against it.

    Replies: @anonymous, @Sgt. Joe Friday

    The idea that races are equal and interchangeable is now a religion, and the countries that enforce it are secular theocracies.

    Ain’t that the truth?

    Our elites seem to think that people are fungible, interchangeable widgets that are nothing more than economic “inputs,” as if there was no qualitative difference between an illiterate Haitian and a middle class white kid from an intact family who went to parochial schools. Nope, it makes no difference, the former can generate economic activity that is just as valuable as the latter, the entire point of which is to generate tax revenue from which the government takes its skim and then distributes what’s left to reward its friends. Of course, there’s a gentlemen’s understanding that some of the loot will be be used to harass non-believers or those suspected of being insufficiently pious.

  155. @Bill P
    Well that's just the thing, isn't it? Sao Paolo is warm with nice beaches and lots of pleasant things all year round. Minneapolis is cold as hell in the winter and sticky hot in the summer without much in between.

    Why on earth would anyone want to live in a frozen hell with trigger-happy blacks (with state-subsidized heating) ready to jump out and open fire if you don't give them your car? Eventually you get to a sort of 1990s Ukraine situation, but it's worse because black ladies don't exactly lighten your mood like Slavic women.

    I live in western Washington state, which isn't as cold as Minnesota, but it's dark and miserable much of the year all the same (just ask the Corps of Discovery -- Lewis and Clark's men hated our winter). One of the nice things about this place is that it isn't like Oakland. But given how things are "progressing" it may well end up that way. Then what? A cold, wet, dark version of California? No thanks...

    Oddly, white poverty has been one of the only things that keeps quality of life decent in these sorts of places (outside of the Seattle metro western Washington is poor). If we can't afford to subsidize blacks, who are very expensive, we are spared. But as soon as the economic picture improves, we get it good and hard. How can we break this cycle?

    Replies: @Thrasymachus, @James O'Meara, @Ganderson, @Andrei Martyanov, @Ripple Earthdevil, @AndrewR, @S. Anonyia, @obvious, @Frank McGar

    Crime is a function of urban life, which is artificial. Burn all the land records and start over, everyone leave the cities.

  156. @mmack
    My (former) Sweet Home Chicago has been seeing escalating levels of carjackings:

    https://cwbchicago.com/2020/11/2-gunmen-carjack-driver-at-bustling-wicker-park-intersection-cops-say.html

    “Saturday morning’s carjacking is at least the seventh in Wicker Park and Bucktown since last weekend:

    Early Friday, carjackers pulled a man from his car on the Jewel parking lot at 1341 North Paulina, beat him, and then drove away with his vehicle, according to CPD records. One man is in custody for that case. CWBChicago will post a story about the matter after Saturday’s bond court hearing.

    On Tuesday, a Bucktown man was shot by robbers who tried to hijack his wife’s Porsche as she arrived home with their daughter from Midway Airport. The carjackers who shot the man pulled up to the scene in a red Audi that police believe they carjacked from a woman in Lakeview on Monday.

    Last Sunday, two masked men tried to force her from her car on the 1600 block of North Ashland. But she sped away — and wound up crashing into a pole. The would-be carjackers ran to a vehicle that appeared to be waiting for them in a nearby alley. The woman was not seriously injured.

    Three carjackings were reported last Saturday evening in about 20 minutes across the two neighborhoods.”

    Replies: @JimDandy, @Change that Matters, @Alden, @Dago Shoes, @Hypnotoad666

    In all the media reports linked in this whole thread so far, the crimes were committed variously by “teens, “youths,” “men,” “robbers,” “carjackers,” and “offenders.”

    Does the actual physical description of these people go without saying? Apparently it does, because no one is saying.

    • LOL: Lurker
    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
    @Hypnotoad666

    Does the actual physical description of these people go without saying?

    A friend of mine who retired from the LAPD in the 1990s told me that the term they used on the radio was "suspect: usual." He's lucky he got out in time, that would be a firing offense today.

  157. @Almost Missouri
    @AnotherDad


    Minnesota should be paying certain vibrants to relocate to Atlanta.
     
    I recently saw a reference to Mississippi as "black majority" state in 1900. "That can't be right", I thought, "no state has a black majority even today when there is a higher black portion of national population." But it was right. Indeed, in the aftermath of the Civil War, three of the eleven former Confederate States had outright black majorities, three more were verging on black majority, and the other five all had substantial black minorities (more than a quarter). Meanwhile, in hot-for-Abolition Massachusetts, the black population was ... 1%. In famously multi-ethnic New York, the black population was ... 1.2%.* Northern Civil War icon Joshua "Killer Angels" Chamberlain was from 0.3% black Maine.† Recently toppled anti-slavery militiaman and Civil War Colonel Hans Christian Heg was from 0.2% black Wisconsin ... after immigrating from 0.0% black Norway. Indeed, across the entire staunch Union, no state was above New Jersey's 3.4% black.‡ One can see the Heartiste dictum "diversity + proximity = war" was quite literally true in 1861: majority rule wasn't just distasteful to the slave states, it was an existential threat. Conversely, pro-black sentiment, then as now, correlates almost perfectly with the absence of blacks.

    So how did those former slave states fare after the bondsman's chains were broken? Surprisingly well nowadays. Every single one of them massively reduced the black portion of their population, several by more than half. Some kept reducing their %black even while the national black portion grew since the creation of the federal welfare state.

    Where did all those blacks go? In raw numbers, you already know the answer: the northern industrial cities of Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York. In percentages though, two states stand head-and-shoulders above the rest for ratcheting up their blackness way beyond their post-Civil War portions: Minnesota (up 3400%) and Wisconsin (up 3250%). This may have had some recent consequences. [insert Summer of George links here]

    Anyhow, this is just to say that before Minnesota starts "paying vibrants to relocate to Atlanta", they could just stop paying them to come to Minnesota. And then there's the fact that since 1870, those good ol' Southern boys have proven pretty adept at exporting diversity.

    ------

    * [Madison Ave. voice] Hey that's one-fifth bigger than Massachusetts!

    † In the movie he was portrayed by anti-white sermonizer Jeff Daniels, who is from 99% white Chelsea, MI.

    ‡ "Staunch" meaning leaving out the wavering border states of Maryland (22.5% black), Delaware (18.2%), Kentucky (16.8%), Missouri (6.9%) and newly-minted Kansas (4.7%). Overall, it is remarkable how well %black correlates with Southern sympathy.

    Replies: @Rob McX, @Lot, @Ron Mexico, @Hypnotoad666, @Alden

    Where did all those blacks go? In raw numbers, you already know the answer: the northern industrial cities of Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York.

    The Confederacy’s revenge.

    Here’s an interesting historical “what if:”

    What if blacks had taken over the South during Reconstruction and forced all the Southern whites to go north in their own great migration, while the blacks stayed put?

    • Replies: @John Up North
    @Hypnotoad666

    Older white people I knew who were born and raised in Chicago believed the attitudes of Southern whites was: If you love the negroes so much then you can have them.

  158. @Charon
    @Harry Baldwin

    Speaking of media confabs: Ellen Page, who famously broke down on the Colbert Report and got a standing ovation for tearfully attacking anyone and everyone who dared to doubt St. Jussie Smollett--remember her? She's decided she's really a dude now.

    She knows how to work the crowd, gotta hand her that. Oops I mean gotta hand him. Or it. Don't know exactly where it is on the whole transition thing. But more tearful performances are in store, I believe.

    https://www.rt.com/usa/508394-actress-page-identifies-transgender/

    Kamala back then: “I think the facts are still unfolding, and I’m very concerned.”

    2019 seems so very, very long ago now.

    Replies: @Art Deco, @Ron Mexico, @Lancelot_Link, @Perspective

    She+it+him=Shim

  159. Some South Africans developed those devices to shoot a flame from underneath the car. Seems like there’s marketing opportunity for that here now.

    • Replies: @Morton's toes
    @AnotherDad

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/232777.stm

    called the Blaster

  160. @S. Anonyia
    @Bill P

    They should also rank crime rates by how much random crime there is. I’m more interested in that than overall crime rates. Statistically my city and even the broader metro is pretty unsafe, but it’s contained to the hoods. Last time a random middle-class person was carjacked/murdered was about a decade ago. Your chances of being victimized in daylight in a well trafficked area here are near zero. Now petty property crime or panhandling is a different story, but still.

    It seems as though a lot more bystanders get victimized in Northern cities like St. Paul. Why? Stronger family ties in Deep South ghettos keeping folks in check? Less situational awareness among Northern/Midwestern whites?

    Replies: @Alden

    Many say the crime rate difference between north and south is the difference in gun laws.

    When every little old lady and petite Mother busy with 2 toddlers is probably carrying a gun and knows how to use it, street criminals are hesitant to use theirs.

  161. The video clipped for the story appears to show white carjackers. Though of course they could be hispanic or arab or something other than white. But they do not appear to be black. I don’t imagine white carjackers are the principle cause of this carjacking spike but this story suits its purpose: to mislead the public.

    • Replies: @Lurker
    @Malcolm X-Lax

    A google search for "carjacking" reveals that seemingly all carjackings are committed by white males. Of course they are file pics, 'posed by a model'.

    This one goes even further - a female PoC threatened by a white man:

    https://content.osgnetworks.tv/firearmsnews/content/photos/Carjacking-Part2-1-770.jpg

    Replies: @Rob McX, @The Alarmist, @JimDandy

  162. @Ed
    @Dago Shoes

    Saw this on YouTube recently. Hispanic man with family had car shot dozens of times during carjacking.

    https://youtu.be/SfnKUgJapTg

    Replies: @Alden

    Agee days ago in Omaha a couple in their car with a 5 day old baby and a toddler. Some youts walked into the street started banging on the car. Husband honked. Yoot drove along passenger side shot and killed the wife.

    Obvious an ambush to force the car to stop so someone could be killed. Yout is black been arrested and charged.

  163. the only good thing here is that unlike California and New York, the locals mostly won’t move to other states to get away from what they deliberately voted to create. they’ll just accept it, like they do in Scandinavia.

    they might move to a different town or part of Minnesota, but they won’t start flooding out of the state in big numbers. probably. it will be more of a trickle.

    remember that these people usually don’t learn anything. they will continue to deliberately vote for the same thing no matter where they eventually live. forcefully separating ourselves from liberal europeans is something we’ll have to do, or we’ll all die, as they bring down the ship like an anchor. there’s no in between here.

  164. @anon
    Simply decriminalize car jacking. Problem solved.

    Replies: @Colin Wright

    ‘Simply decriminalize car jacking. Problem solved.’

    There you go. Cars are a community transportation resource that are not distributed equitably. It can be shown that juveniles of color don’t possess as many as they should. Ergo, their actions are merely redressing the balance.

    They shouldn’t actually kill those relinquishing possession of the car. For their part, the elderly or female whites, Asians, and Hispanics giving the youth of color their turn at the wheel should be polite and helpful. Apologizing for it being a stick would be an example of appropriate behavior.

    • Replies: @cronkitsche
    @Colin Wright

    "I wish to apologize for being White. Now go away before I shoot you."

  165. @Almost Missouri
    @AnotherDad


    Minnesota should be paying certain vibrants to relocate to Atlanta.
     
    I recently saw a reference to Mississippi as "black majority" state in 1900. "That can't be right", I thought, "no state has a black majority even today when there is a higher black portion of national population." But it was right. Indeed, in the aftermath of the Civil War, three of the eleven former Confederate States had outright black majorities, three more were verging on black majority, and the other five all had substantial black minorities (more than a quarter). Meanwhile, in hot-for-Abolition Massachusetts, the black population was ... 1%. In famously multi-ethnic New York, the black population was ... 1.2%.* Northern Civil War icon Joshua "Killer Angels" Chamberlain was from 0.3% black Maine.† Recently toppled anti-slavery militiaman and Civil War Colonel Hans Christian Heg was from 0.2% black Wisconsin ... after immigrating from 0.0% black Norway. Indeed, across the entire staunch Union, no state was above New Jersey's 3.4% black.‡ One can see the Heartiste dictum "diversity + proximity = war" was quite literally true in 1861: majority rule wasn't just distasteful to the slave states, it was an existential threat. Conversely, pro-black sentiment, then as now, correlates almost perfectly with the absence of blacks.

    So how did those former slave states fare after the bondsman's chains were broken? Surprisingly well nowadays. Every single one of them massively reduced the black portion of their population, several by more than half. Some kept reducing their %black even while the national black portion grew since the creation of the federal welfare state.

    Where did all those blacks go? In raw numbers, you already know the answer: the northern industrial cities of Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York. In percentages though, two states stand head-and-shoulders above the rest for ratcheting up their blackness way beyond their post-Civil War portions: Minnesota (up 3400%) and Wisconsin (up 3250%). This may have had some recent consequences. [insert Summer of George links here]

    Anyhow, this is just to say that before Minnesota starts "paying vibrants to relocate to Atlanta", they could just stop paying them to come to Minnesota. And then there's the fact that since 1870, those good ol' Southern boys have proven pretty adept at exporting diversity.

    ------

    * [Madison Ave. voice] Hey that's one-fifth bigger than Massachusetts!

    † In the movie he was portrayed by anti-white sermonizer Jeff Daniels, who is from 99% white Chelsea, MI.

    ‡ "Staunch" meaning leaving out the wavering border states of Maryland (22.5% black), Delaware (18.2%), Kentucky (16.8%), Missouri (6.9%) and newly-minted Kansas (4.7%). Overall, it is remarkable how well %black correlates with Southern sympathy.

    Replies: @Rob McX, @Lot, @Ron Mexico, @Hypnotoad666, @Alden

    Until about 1960, it was known as Greyhound Probation. Either go to prison or take this Greyhound ticket, some cash and never come back.

    East Europe only suffered the after effects of Soviet occupation 50 years after WW2. American cities will never get rid of the blacks imported to industry because the White men were in the army.

    • Thanks: cronkitsche
  166. @The Last Real Calvinist
    Even mild-mannered MSP writer/blogger James Lileks is getting a little uncomfortable with the current situation. Here's his take on the carjacking recounted in the article Steve excerpted: LINK

    Replies: @415 reasons, @Barnard, @Harry Baldwin, @Alfa158

    I enjoy reading James, and I understand that he has to be discrete so I cut him some slack on how red-pilled he can sound. He has a good job as the Strib’s token Republican but he understands that regardless of what he is secretly thinking, it will only take one reality based column, post, or tweet and he will be gone with a snap of the fingers.

    • Agree: Jim Don Bob
    • Replies: @The Last Real Calvinist
    @Alfa158

    Yes, I don't mean to disparage Lileks. He's an excellent writer, albeit of a very different style/sensibility in comparison to Steve. I'm a faithful reader of his daily Bleat, although I don't bother with his Strib stuff. He's walking a fine line, doubtless.

    The reason I found his reaction to the carjackings so striking is that he's normally upbeat about living in MSP. He doesn't gloss over all of the faults of the area, but he's always come across as happy to live there. Even through the riots earlier this year he was essentially stoic. In this column I sense something significantly darker in his reaction, signalling that the situation there is really deteriorating.

    , @Dissident
    @Alfa158


    I understand that he has to be discrete [sic] so I cut him some slack on how red-pilled he can sound
     
    Sounds like the individual to whom you refer must be discreet in his public writing, and careful to keep it discrete from his true thoughts (at least in certain areas).

    I did not mean to single you out for special censure. (And certainly would not suggest that anyone be censored for such a minor indiscretion.) Many, myself included, can find such homonyms easy to confuse.

  167. Sao Paulo reminded me of what I’d imagine 1980s New York City was like.

    BTW: Brazilians are *way* into old-school rock, particularly punk. I saw more Ramones T-shirts in Brazil and Mexico than in the rest of the world combined, and in Argentina during their last shows, they were like the Beatles.

  168. @Dago Shoes
    @Buffalo Joe

    I attended that Jesuit Prep HS -- graduated in the mid-'60s. The neighborhood around the school was a real shithole back then … puerto ricans in the neighborhood often attended the local barber college on Lorain Avenue -- carried straight razors as weapons. Local hillbillies used 12-gauge, double barrels … Some of the Jesuits worked the local hospital on weekends tending to the shootings/slashings … lots of blood and some dead bodies.

    The puerto ricans would occasionally attack our guys in broad daylight -- one of my classmates got hit with a brick -- spent about 10 days in a hospital with amnesia. Lots of robberies -- none of us were armed -- the Jesuits wouldn't allow it.

    Replies: @Alfa158, @Buffalo Joe

    And what happens next; riots, city burns, decoy cops and snipers are fired and indicted on attempted murder or murder charges, found guilty, go to prison.
    No city administration would allow this, no cop with half a brain would go along with it if it was allowed.

  169. @Ben Goldberg
    If we didnt have such easy access to firearms junk like this wouldn't happen

    If we ban guns then the young men are deprived of the tools needed to make bad decisions

    Replies: @Mike Pierson, Davenport Rector, Midfielder, @MEH 0910, @No Recent Commenting History, @George Taylor, @Colin Wright, @Jus' Sayin'..., @Forbes, @Bill Jones

    Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain.

  170. @AnotherDad
    Some South Africans developed those devices to shoot a flame from underneath the car. Seems like there's marketing opportunity for that here now.

    Replies: @Morton's toes

  171. @Tony Tea
    Minneapolis, the new South Africa. White flight is next.

    Replies: @anonymous, @James Braxton

    White flight is the opposite of bankruptcy. It happens suddenly, then gradually.

    • Replies: @John Up North
    @James Braxton

    The first black family moved onto my Southwest Side Chicago block in 1985. There were thirty midsized Georgian homes on the block. By the summer of 1995 only seven of those homes were white owned. We moved out to a far suburb that summer. The rest of our caucasian neighbors soon followed.

    Replies: @Hibernian, @Ed

  172. @Mike Pierson, Davenport Rector, Midfielder
    @Colin Wright


    It advised residents to be aware of their surroundings and carry only essentials.
     
    Interesting. Back in the Bad Old Days when I lived in an infested metropolis, white people were always advised to carry extra cash so as to appease 'assailants'.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    Mike, I rememeber reading about a carjacking that happened out West. The jackers were frustrated that the car had a standard stick shift. They shot the driver dead in front of his young daughter. There is no appeasing animals.

    • Replies: @Mike Pierson, Davenport Rector, Midfielder
    @Buffalo Joe

    Please. Animals don't do stuff like that.

  173. @Bill P
    Well that's just the thing, isn't it? Sao Paolo is warm with nice beaches and lots of pleasant things all year round. Minneapolis is cold as hell in the winter and sticky hot in the summer without much in between.

    Why on earth would anyone want to live in a frozen hell with trigger-happy blacks (with state-subsidized heating) ready to jump out and open fire if you don't give them your car? Eventually you get to a sort of 1990s Ukraine situation, but it's worse because black ladies don't exactly lighten your mood like Slavic women.

    I live in western Washington state, which isn't as cold as Minnesota, but it's dark and miserable much of the year all the same (just ask the Corps of Discovery -- Lewis and Clark's men hated our winter). One of the nice things about this place is that it isn't like Oakland. But given how things are "progressing" it may well end up that way. Then what? A cold, wet, dark version of California? No thanks...

    Oddly, white poverty has been one of the only things that keeps quality of life decent in these sorts of places (outside of the Seattle metro western Washington is poor). If we can't afford to subsidize blacks, who are very expensive, we are spared. But as soon as the economic picture improves, we get it good and hard. How can we break this cycle?

    Replies: @Thrasymachus, @James O'Meara, @Ganderson, @Andrei Martyanov, @Ripple Earthdevil, @AndrewR, @S. Anonyia, @obvious, @Frank McGar

    It’s interesting how much of the unrest has been focused in Northern states. I wonder if it has anything to do with the level of segregation, as blacks and whites tend to me more integrated in the South. Also, I suspect that it’s not the actual quality of life that is making the kids angry, but the perceived quality of life relative to other people.

    I live in the north as well, and my city is fairly white (in the 80-85% range), but at this point I’m considering moving closer to the Artic Circle. Looking to get into the 95% and above range! I think the days of working out our differences are long gone.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @Frank McGar

    It’s interesting how much of the unrest has been focused in Northern states. I wonder if it has anything to do with the level of segregation, as blacks and whites tend to me more integrated in the South.

    I'm going out on a limb and suggest that it has something to do with Southern mayors being less likely to be fatuous jerks with no rough-and-ready sense of why people from various walks of life do what they do. That being less likely, they are less likely to insist the chief of police use bad tactics and strategy and less likely to sell the cops down the river.

    People riot because the authorities let them.

    Replies: @Frank McGar

  174. @Dago Shoes
    @Buffalo Joe

    I attended that Jesuit Prep HS -- graduated in the mid-'60s. The neighborhood around the school was a real shithole back then … puerto ricans in the neighborhood often attended the local barber college on Lorain Avenue -- carried straight razors as weapons. Local hillbillies used 12-gauge, double barrels … Some of the Jesuits worked the local hospital on weekends tending to the shootings/slashings … lots of blood and some dead bodies.

    The puerto ricans would occasionally attack our guys in broad daylight -- one of my classmates got hit with a brick -- spent about 10 days in a hospital with amnesia. Lots of robberies -- none of us were armed -- the Jesuits wouldn't allow it.

    Replies: @Alfa158, @Buffalo Joe

    Shoes, Yes in the parking lot of St. Ignatius HS. The lot has a high wrought iron fence, security cameras and security guards, but some neighborhoods are never safe. Stay safe and chance your handle to something less insulting, but we’re good.

  175. @Ben Goldberg
    If we didnt have such easy access to firearms junk like this wouldn't happen

    If we ban guns then the young men are deprived of the tools needed to make bad decisions

    Replies: @Mike Pierson, Davenport Rector, Midfielder, @MEH 0910, @No Recent Commenting History, @George Taylor, @Colin Wright, @Jus' Sayin'..., @Forbes, @Bill Jones

    Apparently, tools make bad decisions, just as guns fire themselves…

    Chewing gum has easy access, available at the corner deli.

    Guns? They still need to be acquired, illegally purchased or rented: not the definition of easy access.

  176. anonymous[481] • Disclaimer says:
    @black sea
    @Rob McX

    I've shared this story before on iSteve, but here goes anyway.

    One of my brother's law partners had some checks stolen from the back of his checkbook (so's he wouldn't notice). Nevertheless, he noticed. The thief went to a Sears and bought a bunch of garish junk for his car, which he paid for with one of the checks.

    The bank quickly traced the check to the Sears, and the cops asked the Auto Center manager to call the customer and inform his that he could come and pick up his stuff. At which point he was arrested.

    This was all way too complicated for the guy to anticipate. My brother did comment that criminal defendants are generally woefully dumb and struggle to understand what they are charged with, what the likelihood of conviction is, and what the probable penalties will be.

    Replies: @Ganderson, @anonymous, @Buffalo Joe, @Bert

    Similar story: My grandfather’s home health care worker stole a check from the back of his checkbook. She wrote it out to herself for $2000 and cashed it somewhere. My uncles who were managing his affairs saw the check on the next bank statement, that it was way out of numerical order, and that it was for a round amount several times higher than her weekly payments ever came out to. They called the police and she was quickly arrested. There was something about doing something fraudulent with a check that made the charges worse than if she had just taken cash out of a drawer.

    She didn’t make even a minimal effort to make this something she could plausibly get away with.

    • Replies: @Bill Jones
    @anonymous

    The "something" was using a check from a Federally Insured bank.

    It gets the Feds involved, use a State Bank next time.

  177. @Colin Wright
    '“These suspects have been known to ask for directions, then rob the victim of a purse, phone or car,” read an MPD crime alert issued last month in the Third Precinct. It advised residents to be aware of their surroundings and carry only essentials. …'

    Also, always avoid young black males. Do not stop to talk to them, even if they appear to only have a simple question.

    Why should we keep screwing around with this b.s.? I've had enough. We don't have to go through this with anyone else.

    Replies: @Mike Pierson, Davenport Rector, Midfielder, @Hapalong Cassidy, @Frank McGar

    A few months ago, at the height of Covid, a young light-skinned black woman came walking up to me yelling “Excuse me..Excuse me..can I borrow your phone?” I always have an answer right away for this kind of shit, so I quickly said I don’t have my phone with me and kept walking briskly toward my destination. She seemed frustrated and kind of rolled her eyes, shook her head and sighed..probably thought I was racist. But I wasn’t going to give her the benefit of the doubt, not anymore. If someone comes up to me on the street I say right away sorry, I’m late for a meeting and rush off as fast as possible. Asking for directions? Sorry, don’t know. One move I like to do is if they come up to me while I’m walking, I keep walking and sort of turn back towards them as I’m passing to say “sorry, I’m late” or whatever, and that gives me the ability to see if they are still pursuing me, or if they are just standing there and moving on to someone else. But always keep moving, never stop when accosted on the street. Let the white liberals worry about being racist..that kind of thinking will get you bricked.

    • Replies: @anon
    @Frank McGar

    Let the white liberals worry about being racist..that kind of thinking will get you bricked.

    Pretty much. SouthNarc and some other instructors have vids on this sort of thing. Street types are trying to close the distance, get inside any possible defense, and so any excuse will do. They don't have a lot of cards to shuffle through because they usually don't need many - ask for directions, ask for some simple help, even ask for spare change. Just get inside the reaction zone. A man walking with a woman needs to be aware one angle of attack is to put themselves between you, in order to imply a threat against her.

    I know an old guy who was a single man in NYC and SanFran during the 80's, and he quit wearing a watch back then because if someone asked for the time he didn't know. "On the street I don't know a thing. Nothing. Don't ask me, and keep distance. I don't know where any building is, I don't know how to get anywhere, and I don't know what time it is. But I do know that I'm gonna keep moving no matter what" was how he explained it.

    In the Current Year one way to keep suspicious people outside of your circle is easy: "6 feet! Gimme 6 feet! Right now!". Mask is optional.

    , @SunBakedSuburb
    @Frank McGar

    "black woman came walking up to me yelling"

    You in Chinese town!

  178. A housekeeper arriving early to her shift in south Minneapolis was confronted by two hooded teenagers outside her driver’s side window.

    Hawaiian shirts?

  179. @Harry Baldwin
    @Anonymous

    It’s so blatant that the victory has turned to ashes in their mouths, it’s too bitter a taste for even them, they can’t bring themselves to admit to my face what they so obviously did.

    I wonder how they'll feel if they win the Georgia senate races using the same shenanigans they used to win the presidency. I have a feeling they'll get over it pretty quickly.

    Replies: @kpkinsunnyphiladelphia

    I wonder how they’ll feel if they win the Georgia senate races using the same shenanigans they used to win the presidency. I have a feeling they’ll get over it pretty quickly.

    Right.

    They’ll feel bad about it for a nonosecond and move on.

    What do you think the over/under is before they start eating their own? It will come as sure as night follows day, but it’s just a matter of when.

    Also, I think there is also, delightfully for me at least, a profound sense of dread in the newsrooms of CNN, MSNBC and their co-religionists — and FOX. They’ve feasted on the ratings provided by the Orange Bad Man, and if he exits the stage, what do they have? The Paris Climate Accords coming back?

    They’re still alive, but will now descend into meaninglessness. Trump has killed them, but they don’t even know it.

    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
    @kpkinsunnyphiladelphia

    Trump has killed them, but they don’t even know it.

    They're in the quandary familiar to every parasite that kills its host.

  180. @Supply and Demand
    From the blog post and news article, I gather the cops are doing nothing. Seems like an opportune moment to disband the police force and actually replace them with qualified social workers.

    Replies: @Forbes, @danand

    The cops are following orders. Politicians make the call, command issues the orders.

    It’s not obvious social workers paid on the public teat would be any cheaper or more effective. Just different snouts at the trough.

    • Replies: @Supply and Demand
    @Forbes

    By this logic what is the difference between a cop doing nothing on the public's teat and a social worker doing nothing on the public's teat?

    Apart from cops being a "white guy/southeast asian" profession in the Great Lakes states.

  181. “teenagers” huh?

    It’s astonishing that people who couldn’t tell what color they were could tell their age.

  182. @Whiskey
    Nice Whites love that stuff. Black violence is like manna from heaven for them.

    In other news Rick Wilson wants imprisonment and humiliation for Trump and all his supporters. Supposedly he's in a shortlist for a Biden Justice post.

    And Biden wants a national soda tax. Also on various foods.

    There are rules for Deplorable and none for blacks and elites.

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard, @Forbes

    A soda tax would hit “certain communities” right in the wallet, as spending on soda and fast food is their mainstay. What’s the problem…

    I’d think whites would be in favor of it–soda is pretty unhealthy. And not even a cheap thrill.

  183. @Rob
    It seems to me that mixed race areas are livable when there is pretty solid segregation. Nice white people, like Swedes of Minnesota, don’t want to be paranoid, suspicious, and mean all the time, but that’s the only safe way of being when the BYMs are wilding. When the only blacks in your ‘hood are middle-aged maids, sans chilluns, BYMs (Black Young Males) stand out, and the cops can clear out any clots that start clogging the streets and sidewalks. But in mixed neighborhoods, even tolerably behaved female blacks have their worthless, criminal male associated brothers and sons. A mixed neighborhood can never get the streets safe enough for mice whites. That’s when whites start moving to places with better schools.

    How can the current black-worship function long enough to break the country? I think it is because of la corona. When the only ‘interaction’ one has with people is through the media, and one wants to be a good person, all the blacks one ‘encounters’ are fantastic people, and the racists are so dumb ugly, and mean, and clearly bad people. Hell, even the black women on tv tend to be thin and either pleasant or refreshingly ‘sassy’, not a 300 pounder to be seen. No one wants to feel like a bad person, so they start going crazy for BLM, partially to compensate for the fact that they themselves don’t like BYMs, they externalize their negative feelings for blacks onto imaginary Nazis. Nazis who are so powerful that the fact that they think male blacks are trash makes the blacks criminals.

    When China stops propping up America with cheap imports, and the economy starts failing, how are GoodWhitex going to keep the blacks away? I can see things flipping very fast, I would not want to be a young male black when the peop,e, for no reason at all, elect Hitler.

    Replies: @Johnny Smoggins, @Frank McGar

    One of the biggest catalysts for Hitler’s ascendancy was the complete gutting of the middle class. The Weimar Republic printed money to pay off war debts and hyperinflation ensued. Businesses destroyed in the blink of an eye. Sound familiar? Eventually debauchery and prostitution became a way to survive for some families. And people still wonder how Hitler came to be.

    Ironically, the same people who think they are better than the average German, who think they wouldn’t have turned in their neighbours for being Jewish, that they would have stood up to it all…well they are the same people calling the police on their neighbors for having too many people over for Thanksgiving.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @Frank McGar

    The Weimar Republic printed money to pay off war debts and hyperinflation ensued.

    No, to pay striking workers in the Rhineland. I don't think the reparations bill was ever denominated in marks.

    Replies: @Frank McGar

  184. @Ben Goldberg
    If we didnt have such easy access to firearms junk like this wouldn't happen

    If we ban guns then the young men are deprived of the tools needed to make bad decisions

    Replies: @Mike Pierson, Davenport Rector, Midfielder, @MEH 0910, @No Recent Commenting History, @George Taylor, @Colin Wright, @Jus' Sayin'..., @Forbes, @Bill Jones

    I do like well done satire.
    Please play again soon.

  185. @Rob McX
    @Buffalo Joe

    Biggest mistake you could ever make is think, "Nobody would be stupid enough to do that to me, they'd be caught straight away". I was just watching a video about the murder of John Hancock and his mother in Orange County, CA, in 1996 by a 19-year-old black woman who then set fire to the mansion they lived in. An acquaintance of hers gave evidence that the first thing she did afterwards was drive John's Mustang around to his place and ask if he'd buy it.

    Replies: @black sea, @Bill Jones

    Biggest mistake you could ever make is think, “Nobody would be stupid enough to do that to me, they’d be caught straight away”

    85 is just the average, not the floor.

  186. anon[309] • Disclaimer says:
    @Frank McGar
    @Colin Wright

    A few months ago, at the height of Covid, a young light-skinned black woman came walking up to me yelling "Excuse me..Excuse me..can I borrow your phone?" I always have an answer right away for this kind of shit, so I quickly said I don't have my phone with me and kept walking briskly toward my destination. She seemed frustrated and kind of rolled her eyes, shook her head and sighed..probably thought I was racist. But I wasn't going to give her the benefit of the doubt, not anymore. If someone comes up to me on the street I say right away sorry, I'm late for a meeting and rush off as fast as possible. Asking for directions? Sorry, don't know. One move I like to do is if they come up to me while I'm walking, I keep walking and sort of turn back towards them as I'm passing to say "sorry, I'm late" or whatever, and that gives me the ability to see if they are still pursuing me, or if they are just standing there and moving on to someone else. But always keep moving, never stop when accosted on the street. Let the white liberals worry about being racist..that kind of thinking will get you bricked.

    Replies: @anon, @SunBakedSuburb

    Let the white liberals worry about being racist..that kind of thinking will get you bricked.

    Pretty much. SouthNarc and some other instructors have vids on this sort of thing. Street types are trying to close the distance, get inside any possible defense, and so any excuse will do. They don’t have a lot of cards to shuffle through because they usually don’t need many – ask for directions, ask for some simple help, even ask for spare change. Just get inside the reaction zone. A man walking with a woman needs to be aware one angle of attack is to put themselves between you, in order to imply a threat against her.

    I know an old guy who was a single man in NYC and SanFran during the 80’s, and he quit wearing a watch back then because if someone asked for the time he didn’t know. “On the street I don’t know a thing. Nothing. Don’t ask me, and keep distance. I don’t know where any building is, I don’t know how to get anywhere, and I don’t know what time it is. But I do know that I’m gonna keep moving no matter what” was how he explained it.

    In the Current Year one way to keep suspicious people outside of your circle is easy: “6 feet! Gimme 6 feet! Right now!”. Mask is optional.

  187. @Mike Pierson, Davenport Rector, Midfielder

    MPD didn’t specifically track this type of crime until Sept. 22 because they were so infrequent.
     
    Sort of an epitaph, soon to come, for many more places than just Minneapolis.

    Not to worry though: the new regime will eliminate crime stats along with defunding the police, closing prisons, opening borders, and so on.

    Replies: @AnotherDad, @James Braxton, @SunBakedSuburb

    “soon to come”

    One of the energizing elements of living through a societal stress-test is the clarity gained through surviving (s0 far) the psychic assault. It clears away the static and decodes the twilight language.

  188. @Malcolm X-Lax
    The video clipped for the story appears to show white carjackers. Though of course they could be hispanic or arab or something other than white. But they do not appear to be black. I don't imagine white carjackers are the principle cause of this carjacking spike but this story suits its purpose: to mislead the public.

    Replies: @Lurker

    A google search for “carjacking” reveals that seemingly all carjackings are committed by white males. Of course they are file pics, ‘posed by a model’.

    This one goes even further – a female PoC threatened by a white man:

    • LOL: JimDandy
    • Replies: @Rob McX
    @Lurker

    ZZ Top moonlighting as carjackers - who knew?

    , @The Alarmist
    @Lurker

    Who jacks a car from the passenger side? Maybe she jacked it from him.

    , @JimDandy
    @Lurker

    Actually, I think you read that wrong. She's in the final stages of jacking his car, and he's thinking that things might have been different if he had a gun.

  189. No mention of the role of the Lutheran Church in bringing refugees to the state.

  190. @Frank McGar
    @Colin Wright

    A few months ago, at the height of Covid, a young light-skinned black woman came walking up to me yelling "Excuse me..Excuse me..can I borrow your phone?" I always have an answer right away for this kind of shit, so I quickly said I don't have my phone with me and kept walking briskly toward my destination. She seemed frustrated and kind of rolled her eyes, shook her head and sighed..probably thought I was racist. But I wasn't going to give her the benefit of the doubt, not anymore. If someone comes up to me on the street I say right away sorry, I'm late for a meeting and rush off as fast as possible. Asking for directions? Sorry, don't know. One move I like to do is if they come up to me while I'm walking, I keep walking and sort of turn back towards them as I'm passing to say "sorry, I'm late" or whatever, and that gives me the ability to see if they are still pursuing me, or if they are just standing there and moving on to someone else. But always keep moving, never stop when accosted on the street. Let the white liberals worry about being racist..that kind of thinking will get you bricked.

    Replies: @anon, @SunBakedSuburb

    “black woman came walking up to me yelling”

    You in Chinese town!

  191. @Ron Mexico
    @Charon

    Good, another reason not to watch any Ellen Page movies. Oh wait, I've never watched her stuff before. To paraphrase Mitch, "I used to NOT watch Ellen Page movies. I still don't. But I used to NOT, too."

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob

    I’d never heard of Ellen Page before today. She’s pretty cute for a rug muncher. Maybe she just needs some conversion therapy. I hear it’s all the rage these days.

  192. @The Alarmist
    Target demographic ...

    https://youtu.be/RYgKcUDZ-E0

    Replies: @Art Deco

    She ended her days as a libertarian.

  193. @anon
    Looks like Minneapolis is gonna need some more social workers!

    Replies: @Kronos, @Hannah Katz, @Hypnotoad666, @cronkitsche, @JimDandy

    Yes. Then, they’ll call for arming the social workers. Then, for putting them in uniforms. Finally, putting uniformed, armed social workers in patrol cars. But the police will remain defunded.

  194. @JimDandy
    I believe the South Side is the nice side of Minneapolis.

    Years ago, the guy who wrote The Straight Dope column broke it down and showed that while there were cities with nice South Sides, in most cities the South Side is, in the words of Jim Croce, "the baddest part of town."

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @John Up North, @Jay Fink, @Mike Zwick, @Jack D

    It’s really impossible to generalize. In Manhattan the south end is the financial district and the slums are at the northern end. In Philly the biggest slums are to the north and west of the downtown. Very often slums are formerly fashionable areas whose housing stock has aged – rich people want to live in whatever their generation’s version of a McMansion is with all the latest conveniences and abandon housing that they consider to be obsolete and out of style. Also NY and Philly had mainly light industry so pollution was not a consideration. In Philly there is middle class housing in South Philly right up to the edge of the oil refineries but they were built post-WWII while the slum-mansions of N. Philly are 19th century.

  195. @anonymous
    And what pray tell is Minneapolis' young, hip Jewish mayor doing about this small 537% rise in armed jackings? Is he banning police from questioning suspicious "youths"? Is he joining youths in breakdance contests? Is this not happening or not important as it's the anniversary of something to do with Emmett Till?

    Replies: @Art Deco

    He’s actually less fatuous than the city council majority. I’d attribute that to having day to day responsibilities, having had a real trade before going into politics, and having a wife and child. Most of the city council have none of these things.

    His predecessor, Bad Hair Hodges, has landed on her feet for the time being.

    https://iop.harvard.edu/fellows/betsy-hodges

    • Replies: @duncsbaby
    @Art Deco

    Betsy Hodges was a rich kid from the western suburbs who was a terrible mayor. Gotta love that Harvard touts her mayoral career as "improving police-community relations." She was mayor 2014-18.

    Frey is, as you say, less fatuous than the city council, but he bears a great deal of guilt for the destruction that happened (and is happening) in Minneapolis over the summer. His weakness in leadership in responding to the initial protests was what led to the chaos afterwards.

    Replies: @Art Deco

  196. @Lurker
    @Malcolm X-Lax

    A google search for "carjacking" reveals that seemingly all carjackings are committed by white males. Of course they are file pics, 'posed by a model'.

    This one goes even further - a female PoC threatened by a white man:

    https://content.osgnetworks.tv/firearmsnews/content/photos/Carjacking-Part2-1-770.jpg

    Replies: @Rob McX, @The Alarmist, @JimDandy

    ZZ Top moonlighting as carjackers – who knew?

  197. @Frank McGar
    @Rob

    One of the biggest catalysts for Hitler's ascendancy was the complete gutting of the middle class. The Weimar Republic printed money to pay off war debts and hyperinflation ensued. Businesses destroyed in the blink of an eye. Sound familiar? Eventually debauchery and prostitution became a way to survive for some families. And people still wonder how Hitler came to be.

    Ironically, the same people who think they are better than the average German, who think they wouldn't have turned in their neighbours for being Jewish, that they would have stood up to it all...well they are the same people calling the police on their neighbors for having too many people over for Thanksgiving.

    Replies: @Art Deco

    The Weimar Republic printed money to pay off war debts and hyperinflation ensued.

    No, to pay striking workers in the Rhineland. I don’t think the reparations bill was ever denominated in marks.

    • Replies: @Frank McGar
    @Art Deco

    It started off w/ printing money to buy foreign currency, which they then used to pay off war debt. That was the initial cause of the inflation. Once their money was worthless, they could no longer purchase foreign currency, which then led to the occupation of Ruhr valley, then the workers strike, etc.

    Replies: @Art Deco

  198. @Old Prude
    @Rob McX

    The passage about the protagonist trying to get his car out of the impound lot was one of the sharpest Wolfe scenes I've read. It really captured the ordeal. I would know...

    Replies: @Rob McX, @Buffalo Joe

    Even though it’s twenty years since I’ve read the novel, this scene has stuck vividly in my mind too – probably because I’ve been through the impoundment extortion experience myself.

  199. @Dumbo

    confronted by two hooded teenagers
     
    Oh those pesky teenagers. I bet they looked like this:

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/03377/Ferris-car1_3377891k.jpg

    Replies: @Tony

    Knowing there’s a lot of northern europeans in MN, I was gonna ask if the carjackers were Norwegian or Swedish or German. The article really doesnt specify.

  200. @Anon
    Who is doing this stuff?

    ... confronted by two hooded teenagers ...

    ... the teens ...

    ... small groups of marauding teens ...
     
    Teens are doing it.

    I think "marauding" is a coded racist dog-whistle term. The Star-Trib needs to watch itself.

    These suspects have been known to ask for directions ...
     
    Derbyshire #10h: "Do not act the Good Samaritan to blacks in apparent distress"

    Derbyshire #10i: "If accosted by a strange black in the street, smile and say something polite but keep moving."

    Seriously, this part gives me hope:

    A significant number of armed stickups have targeted ... unaccompanied women at their vehicles on Minneapolis’ South Side.
     
    The more middleclass white women who are victimized in this way, the sooner changes in voting patterns will emerge.

    Replies: @Elmer T. Jones

    Suh! Can ah ast you a question?

    • Replies: @John Up North
    @Elmer T. Jones

    Ax you a question

  201. @Colin Wright
    @anon

    'Simply decriminalize car jacking. Problem solved.'

    There you go. Cars are a community transportation resource that are not distributed equitably. It can be shown that juveniles of color don't possess as many as they should. Ergo, their actions are merely redressing the balance.

    They shouldn't actually kill those relinquishing possession of the car. For their part, the elderly or female whites, Asians, and Hispanics giving the youth of color their turn at the wheel should be polite and helpful. Apologizing for it being a stick would be an example of appropriate behavior.

    Replies: @cronkitsche

    “I wish to apologize for being White. Now go away before I shoot you.”

  202. @Lurker
    @Malcolm X-Lax

    A google search for "carjacking" reveals that seemingly all carjackings are committed by white males. Of course they are file pics, 'posed by a model'.

    This one goes even further - a female PoC threatened by a white man:

    https://content.osgnetworks.tv/firearmsnews/content/photos/Carjacking-Part2-1-770.jpg

    Replies: @Rob McX, @The Alarmist, @JimDandy

    Who jacks a car from the passenger side? Maybe she jacked it from him.

  203. @James Braxton
    @Tony Tea

    White flight is the opposite of bankruptcy. It happens suddenly, then gradually.

    Replies: @John Up North

    The first black family moved onto my Southwest Side Chicago block in 1985. There were thirty midsized Georgian homes on the block. By the summer of 1995 only seven of those homes were white owned. We moved out to a far suburb that summer. The rest of our caucasian neighbors soon followed.

    • Replies: @Hibernian
    @John Up North

    That was a lot slower than it would have been 20 or even 10 years earlier.

    Replies: @John Up North

    , @Ed
    @John Up North

    During the Ferguson mania, it was pointed out that it was majority white, 75% white, as recently as 1990. It was 75% black by 2010.

    A similar dramatic transformation is taking place in suburban Atlanta. DeKalb county has a drop out rate that rivals most inner cities. Gwinnett, Clayton & Cobb have increasing crime. Gwinnett has enough to power several A&E crime shows.

  204. @photondancer
    "a number of otherwise law-abiding adults, desperate to feed their families"

    This appeal to starvation seems to be the latest fad in SJW 'reporting'. There was an execrable article in The Atlantic earlier this year about a drug addict who funded her habit by being a porch pirate; the article prominently displayed a quote by an 'expert' about how desperate starving people are. The fact that she wasn't starving, and I bet nobody in Minneapolis is either, is simply ignored.

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy

    I made up that entire quote (putatively from the Minneapolis Compulsive-Self-Flagellant, a title that might have hinted at the mockery to follow). Most of the paragraph played it straight SJW all the way, with a detour at the end: “unlicensed ‘chop shops’ that dismantle cars into salable components faster than you can say, ‘this is a holdup, not a botany lesson!’”

    I figured anyone reading all the way to the end would realize this wasn’t an actual story from the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, but as we’ve seen, Stockholm Syndrome has taken hold up there. Those people will excuse almost any bad acts, as long as blacks committed them.

    “Blimey, this redistribution of wealth is trickier than I thought.”

    • Replies: @Ganderson
    @Gary in Gramercy

    “Dennis Moore, Dennis Moore, dum dum dum dee dee..”

  205. @Frank McGar
    @Bill P

    It's interesting how much of the unrest has been focused in Northern states. I wonder if it has anything to do with the level of segregation, as blacks and whites tend to me more integrated in the South. Also, I suspect that it's not the actual quality of life that is making the kids angry, but the perceived quality of life relative to other people.

    I live in the north as well, and my city is fairly white (in the 80-85% range), but at this point I'm considering moving closer to the Artic Circle. Looking to get into the 95% and above range! I think the days of working out our differences are long gone.

    Replies: @Art Deco

    It’s interesting how much of the unrest has been focused in Northern states. I wonder if it has anything to do with the level of segregation, as blacks and whites tend to me more integrated in the South.

    I’m going out on a limb and suggest that it has something to do with Southern mayors being less likely to be fatuous jerks with no rough-and-ready sense of why people from various walks of life do what they do. That being less likely, they are less likely to insist the chief of police use bad tactics and strategy and less likely to sell the cops down the river.

    People riot because the authorities let them.

    • Replies: @Frank McGar
    @Art Deco

    There's probably multiple factors at play here, but you're certainly correct when it comes to places like Portland. The politicians are practically egging the rioters on. Also I think there's a certain fear of being outed as a racist that seems to permeate woke Northern cities. Southerners are less likely to put up with those kinds of shenanigans. I'm generalizing, of course.

    Replies: @John Up North

  206. @vhrm
    @Reg Cæsar


    Back on the Coast, Steve’s very own County Supervisor Zelda Gilroy was caught breaking the dining rules she helped set.

    What would Dobie think? Or Maynard?
     
    Also, that article you post convincingly states that she didn't actually break the rule. She ate there the evening before it went into effect.

    You clearly have more than enough reading comprehension to understand that and you know that Steve has enough to understand the difference so why are you trolling us with this?

    These lockdowns are stupid and i hope anyone voting for them gets their cars towed, and there are enough people actually breaking the rules or guidelines, like Pelosi at the salon and Newsom at French Laundry. Don't make stuff up. It just makes it easier for pro-lockdown people to paint all criticism as exaggeration. Don't give them more ammo.

    Replies: @Whiskey, @Ray Caruso, @Buffalo Joe, @Reg Cæsar

    vhrm, not splitting hairs, but if you say dining in restaurants, inside or outside, is unsafe, then it is unsafe. The “virus” doesn’t have a clock or calendar. What is unsafe at midnight was unsafe at 9pm. Well, at least that’s what they are telling their constituents.

  207. @anon
    Looks like Minneapolis is gonna need some more social workers!

    Replies: @Kronos, @Hannah Katz, @Hypnotoad666, @cronkitsche, @JimDandy

  208. @black sea
    @Rob McX

    I've shared this story before on iSteve, but here goes anyway.

    One of my brother's law partners had some checks stolen from the back of his checkbook (so's he wouldn't notice). Nevertheless, he noticed. The thief went to a Sears and bought a bunch of garish junk for his car, which he paid for with one of the checks.

    The bank quickly traced the check to the Sears, and the cops asked the Auto Center manager to call the customer and inform his that he could come and pick up his stuff. At which point he was arrested.

    This was all way too complicated for the guy to anticipate. My brother did comment that criminal defendants are generally woefully dumb and struggle to understand what they are charged with, what the likelihood of conviction is, and what the probable penalties will be.

    Replies: @Ganderson, @anonymous, @Buffalo Joe, @Bert

    black sea, years ago when I was Ironworking, guys would steal tools off the job, then complain that the company didn’t provide the tools to do the job. Trailers would still be locked, tool boxes would still be locked but magically tools disappeared. Biting the hand that feeds you.

  209. @kpkinsunnyphiladelphia

    I can see things flipping very fast, I would not want to be a young male black when the people, for no reason at all, elect Hitler.
     
    Agree with everything you say up to this.

    Sailer's right. Our future, should we decide to let it play out the way it's going, is Brazil, not Bavaria.

    Victor Davis Hanson is right: rich "progressives" will have the wherewithal to live without the consequences of their own ideology -- gated walled estates, private security, while you take your life into your hands going to the grocery store or misreading your google map directions.

    The good news is the Black predators have yet to figure out that with no police, or with compromised police, the real money is in kidnapping.

    Replies: @Bill Jones

    The good news is the Black predators have yet to figure out that with no police, or with compromised police, the real money is in kidnapping.

    The big American Private Bank I worked for had ransom insurance for our business trips. Eventually Venezuela became verboten, then Columbia.
    Sao Paulo btw was fine, a bubble. Very segregated, never saw the favelas nor their occupants.

    • Replies: @Bill Jones
    @Bill Jones

    Oops typo. I can spell Bogota though.

  210. @Old Prude
    @Rob McX

    The passage about the protagonist trying to get his car out of the impound lot was one of the sharpest Wolfe scenes I've read. It really captured the ordeal. I would know...

    Replies: @Rob McX, @Buffalo Joe

    Old Prude, how about Lebowski, in the “Great Lebowski” asking the cop about who stoled his car…”We’ve got detectives on it, adding more a second shift…ha ha ” Paraphrasing, some one can post a link.

  211. @Elmer T. Jones
    @Anon

    Suh! Can ah ast you a question?

    Replies: @John Up North

    Ax you a question

  212. Up until the early 1990s Chicago’s Loop, after all the office workers went home, was vacant and murky. Then people started to buy high-rise condos, theaters were revived and many other businesses opened. The Loop experienced a Renaissance.

    Sadly, since the lockdowns, the Loop is once again looking like a ghost town even during the daytime. Chicago used to be a fun city to visit. It is no more.

    • Agree: Hibernian
  213. The police did not kill st george.

  214. @Bill Jones
    @kpkinsunnyphiladelphia


    The good news is the Black predators have yet to figure out that with no police, or with compromised police, the real money is in kidnapping.
     
    The big American Private Bank I worked for had ransom insurance for our business trips. Eventually Venezuela became verboten, then Columbia.
    Sao Paulo btw was fine, a bubble. Very segregated, never saw the favelas nor their occupants.

    Replies: @Bill Jones

    Oops typo. I can spell Bogota though.

  215. Like the saying goes…..”you can’t make this sh-t up…..”

  216. @Thomas
    Here's a case in Louisville last week of a BLM activist who got killed in a carjacking.

    https://heavy.com/news/travis-nagdy-dead/amp/

    https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/LaserGuidedKarma

    Replies: @Muggles

    Here’s a case in Louisville last week of a BLM activist who got killed in a carjacking.

    So there really is a God?

    • Replies: @Moemoe
    @Muggles

    Has anyone seen the videos of I assume white male college students out for a night on the town (maybe a little tuned) getting kicked or sucker punched in the head in Ilhan Omars good ole Minneapolis? There are multiple videos of different white males being attacked by black gangs. I guess it's ok these days to attack white males and eventually white females.

  217. @Jim Don Bob
    What is the payoff for a car jacking, other than sticking it to whitey and going for a joy ride in his hot car? Serious question. I don't get it, especially when the perps shoot at someone.

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @Dan Smith, @Muggles, @Alden

    What is the payoff for a car jacking,

    It might be joyriding or chop shopping it, but you read that many armed robberies involving crews and larger amounts of money end up using stolen vehicles.

    Carjacking is the fastest way to do that unless you are an experienced car thief.

  218. @Hypnotoad666
    @Almost Missouri


    Where did all those blacks go? In raw numbers, you already know the answer: the northern industrial cities of Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York.
     
    The Confederacy's revenge.

    Here's an interesting historical "what if:"

    What if blacks had taken over the South during Reconstruction and forced all the Southern whites to go north in their own great migration, while the blacks stayed put?

    Replies: @John Up North

    Older white people I knew who were born and raised in Chicago believed the attitudes of Southern whites was: If you love the negroes so much then you can have them.

  219. Sao Paulo, isnt really all that dangerous.

    According to this

    https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/03/violent-crime-in-sao-paulo-has-dropped-dramatically-this-may-be-why/

    The homicide rate is 6 per 100,000, about the US average and low by the standards of most American cities. That said it is down from a high of 50 or so, so maybe this is just reputation.

  220. @kpkinsunnyphiladelphia
    @Harry Baldwin


    I wonder how they’ll feel if they win the Georgia senate races using the same shenanigans they used to win the presidency. I have a feeling they’ll get over it pretty quickly.
     
    Right.

    They'll feel bad about it for a nonosecond and move on.

    What do you think the over/under is before they start eating their own? It will come as sure as night follows day, but it's just a matter of when.

    Also, I think there is also, delightfully for me at least, a profound sense of dread in the newsrooms of CNN, MSNBC and their co-religionists -- and FOX. They've feasted on the ratings provided by the Orange Bad Man, and if he exits the stage, what do they have? The Paris Climate Accords coming back?

    They're still alive, but will now descend into meaninglessness. Trump has killed them, but they don't even know it.

    Replies: @Harry Baldwin

    Trump has killed them, but they don’t even know it.

    They’re in the quandary familiar to every parasite that kills its host.

  221. @John Up North
    @James Braxton

    The first black family moved onto my Southwest Side Chicago block in 1985. There were thirty midsized Georgian homes on the block. By the summer of 1995 only seven of those homes were white owned. We moved out to a far suburb that summer. The rest of our caucasian neighbors soon followed.

    Replies: @Hibernian, @Ed

    That was a lot slower than it would have been 20 or even 10 years earlier.

    • Replies: @John Up North
    @Hibernian

    Agreed. Often a whole block of white people would sell and move within a month in the decades before. People would even move out late at night. I remember my neighborhood change was more gradual.

  222. @John Up North
    @James Braxton

    The first black family moved onto my Southwest Side Chicago block in 1985. There were thirty midsized Georgian homes on the block. By the summer of 1995 only seven of those homes were white owned. We moved out to a far suburb that summer. The rest of our caucasian neighbors soon followed.

    Replies: @Hibernian, @Ed

    During the Ferguson mania, it was pointed out that it was majority white, 75% white, as recently as 1990. It was 75% black by 2010.

    A similar dramatic transformation is taking place in suburban Atlanta. DeKalb county has a drop out rate that rivals most inner cities. Gwinnett, Clayton & Cobb have increasing crime. Gwinnett has enough to power several A&E crime shows.

  223. @Muggles
    @Thomas


    Here’s a case in Louisville last week of a BLM activist who got killed in a carjacking.
     
    So there really is a God?

    Replies: @Moemoe

    Has anyone seen the videos of I assume white male college students out for a night on the town (maybe a little tuned) getting kicked or sucker punched in the head in Ilhan Omars good ole Minneapolis? There are multiple videos of different white males being attacked by black gangs. I guess it’s ok these days to attack white males and eventually white females.

  224. @Hibernian
    @John Up North

    That was a lot slower than it would have been 20 or even 10 years earlier.

    Replies: @John Up North

    Agreed. Often a whole block of white people would sell and move within a month in the decades before. People would even move out late at night. I remember my neighborhood change was more gradual.

  225. @Art Deco
    @Frank McGar

    The Weimar Republic printed money to pay off war debts and hyperinflation ensued.

    No, to pay striking workers in the Rhineland. I don't think the reparations bill was ever denominated in marks.

    Replies: @Frank McGar

    It started off w/ printing money to buy foreign currency, which they then used to pay off war debt. That was the initial cause of the inflation. Once their money was worthless, they could no longer purchase foreign currency, which then led to the occupation of Ruhr valley, then the workers strike, etc.

    • Agree: Polistra
    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @Frank McGar

    It started off w/ printing money to buy foreign currency.

    That'll work for a few days.

  226. @Art Deco
    @Frank McGar

    It’s interesting how much of the unrest has been focused in Northern states. I wonder if it has anything to do with the level of segregation, as blacks and whites tend to me more integrated in the South.

    I'm going out on a limb and suggest that it has something to do with Southern mayors being less likely to be fatuous jerks with no rough-and-ready sense of why people from various walks of life do what they do. That being less likely, they are less likely to insist the chief of police use bad tactics and strategy and less likely to sell the cops down the river.

    People riot because the authorities let them.

    Replies: @Frank McGar

    There’s probably multiple factors at play here, but you’re certainly correct when it comes to places like Portland. The politicians are practically egging the rioters on. Also I think there’s a certain fear of being outed as a racist that seems to permeate woke Northern cities. Southerners are less likely to put up with those kinds of shenanigans. I’m generalizing, of course.

    • Agree: Polistra
    • Replies: @John Up North
    @Frank McGar

    Maybe it's because Northern cities, in a quite negative sense, have more colleges and universities than their Southern counterparts?

    Replies: @Frank McGar, @Art Deco

  227. @Frank McGar
    @Art Deco

    There's probably multiple factors at play here, but you're certainly correct when it comes to places like Portland. The politicians are practically egging the rioters on. Also I think there's a certain fear of being outed as a racist that seems to permeate woke Northern cities. Southerners are less likely to put up with those kinds of shenanigans. I'm generalizing, of course.

    Replies: @John Up North

    Maybe it’s because Northern cities, in a quite negative sense, have more colleges and universities than their Southern counterparts?

    • Replies: @Frank McGar
    @John Up North

    It's quite possible. The Evergreen State College fiasco, starring Bret Weinstein, exhibits direct parallels to the current scenes playing out in places like Seattle and Portland. Bret warned about this new wave of cultural marxism spreading out to the rest of the country, and he appears to be correct.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIvDmhgZVNc&feature=emb_title

    Replies: @black sea

    , @Art Deco
    @John Up North

    They don't.

  228. @Forbes
    @Supply and Demand

    The cops are following orders. Politicians make the call, command issues the orders.

    It's not obvious social workers paid on the public teat would be any cheaper or more effective. Just different snouts at the trough.

    Replies: @Supply and Demand

    By this logic what is the difference between a cop doing nothing on the public’s teat and a social worker doing nothing on the public’s teat?

    Apart from cops being a “white guy/southeast asian” profession in the Great Lakes states.

  229. @Anonymous
    OT, but submitted as a data point for your analysis...

    I work in an "artsy" field, and as a result I have a rather large number of colleagues, friends, and friendly acquaintances whose political and social views skew very, very Woke/Hard Left/OrangeManBad. I am in a sort of, um... state of disagreement with them, and they know this. All the same, we are all civil, and these people are rather well-read and historically literate (you'd think that alone would flip them), and we enjoy a fair amount of roller-derby style slamming and argybargy when it comes to these issues.

    And yet...

    Nobody -- not a single person -- has been gloating or chuckling in triumph over Biden's ostensible presidential win. No one is having fun needling me about Trump's electoral "loss," no one is gloating about a libtard paradise Biden administration, no end-zone victory touchdown dances, socially speaking, just total embarrassed radio silence.

    I interpret this as evidence of a massive collective guilty conscience.

    Even the most hardened and iced-over libtards seem to know that the election was massively fraudulent and flat-out stolen, in the most egregious, criminal, and un-American fashion imaginable. It's so blatant that the victory has turned to ashes in their mouths, it's too bitter a taste for even them, they can't bring themselves to admit to my face what they so obviously did.

    Keep in mind, Scripture tells us that Judas went off and hanged himself out of remorse for what he'd done.

    Replies: @Harry Baldwin, @Old Prude, @anon, @znon

    I have noticed the same thing. They are totally silent about Biden. Not even trying to claim the election was fair, they didn’t even go so far as Barr. I think its important to remember that the Biden victory is a victory by the deep state and the tech oligarchs over everyone, all of the populace left and right, and the libs know it now. We are all of us entering a period of abject naked slavery in which any pretense of what was has been stripped off.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @znon

    znon, those that are not overjoyed with the biden-harris ticket but voted to get rid of Trump won't be as enamored with biden as they were with obama. The shit hits the fan when reparations and extreme green policies are moved toward actual enactment.

  230. @Alfa158
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    I enjoy reading James, and I understand that he has to be discrete so I cut him some slack on how red-pilled he can sound. He has a good job as the Strib’s token Republican but he understands that regardless of what he is secretly thinking, it will only take one reality based column, post, or tweet and he will be gone with a snap of the fingers.

    Replies: @The Last Real Calvinist, @Dissident

    Yes, I don’t mean to disparage Lileks. He’s an excellent writer, albeit of a very different style/sensibility in comparison to Steve. I’m a faithful reader of his daily Bleat, although I don’t bother with his Strib stuff. He’s walking a fine line, doubtless.

    The reason I found his reaction to the carjackings so striking is that he’s normally upbeat about living in MSP. He doesn’t gloss over all of the faults of the area, but he’s always come across as happy to live there. Even through the riots earlier this year he was essentially stoic. In this column I sense something significantly darker in his reaction, signalling that the situation there is really deteriorating.

    • Thanks: Dissident
  231. @John Up North
    @Frank McGar

    Maybe it's because Northern cities, in a quite negative sense, have more colleges and universities than their Southern counterparts?

    Replies: @Frank McGar, @Art Deco

    It’s quite possible. The Evergreen State College fiasco, starring Bret Weinstein, exhibits direct parallels to the current scenes playing out in places like Seattle and Portland. Bret warned about this new wave of cultural marxism spreading out to the rest of the country, and he appears to be correct.

    • Replies: @black sea
    @Frank McGar

    When I watch this video of the Evergreen Intifada, I'm reminded of a comment made on these boards a day or so ago: "People riot because they can."

    Exactly. It's not aberrant for people to want to assert their power; it's the norm. And it's particularly the norm for adolescents (which is what most of the people are, psychologically) to exert their power by overturning "systemic whatever,"even if they have only the vaguest idea of what that might mean. Not to worry, their mentors will tell them what it means and provide a plausible rationale for why they should turn it over.

    This is why you really don't want to live in a society run by 20-year-olds. Some of them can see beyond this, but many can't, or don't care even if they can.

    I would imagine that any genuinely qualified politician or high-level administrator has to be a bit of a tragedian. Things often don't work out, people often don't get what they want, they feel unappreciated and unattended to, disappointed in themselves and the world around them, and just plain pissed off because the world won't bend to their will. That's more than enough to justify trampling all over the rights and freedoms of others.

    For these reasons, someone in a position of authority has to tell them "no." That their self-aggrandizing hysteria and sulking won't be tolerated at the expense of other people, and if they're disappointed with their lives now, just wait until they're fending off a billy club, or sitting in a holding cell, or searching for a cheap lawyer. A few examples of this and most of the rest would grudgingly return to their dorms.

    Of course, it may be that the whole college just needs to be shut down, then re-opened under an entirely different set of premises.

    Replies: @Art Deco, @Frank McGar

  232. @vhrm
    @Reg Cæsar


    Back on the Coast, Steve’s very own County Supervisor Zelda Gilroy was caught breaking the dining rules she helped set.

    What would Dobie think? Or Maynard?
     
    Also, that article you post convincingly states that she didn't actually break the rule. She ate there the evening before it went into effect.

    You clearly have more than enough reading comprehension to understand that and you know that Steve has enough to understand the difference so why are you trolling us with this?

    These lockdowns are stupid and i hope anyone voting for them gets their cars towed, and there are enough people actually breaking the rules or guidelines, like Pelosi at the salon and Newsom at French Laundry. Don't make stuff up. It just makes it easier for pro-lockdown people to paint all criticism as exaggeration. Don't give them more ammo.

    Replies: @Whiskey, @Ray Caruso, @Buffalo Joe, @Reg Cæsar

    Also, that article you post convincingly states that she didn’t actually break the rule. She ate there the evening before it went into effect.

    in·sid·er trad·ing
    /inˈˌsīdər ˈtrādiNG/:

    the illegal practice of trading on the stock exchange to one’s own advantage through having access to confidential information.

  233. @Ray Caruso
    @AnotherDad

    That would be "racist" and Minnesota is anything but "racist". In fact, they do the opposite: they pay for greater "diversity" through some of the most lavish welfare in the nation. That's really the reason why they got so many Somalis. The "charities" that foist the scum of the earth on America for profit prefer to send their "clients" to states with generous welfare since they know the "enrichers" will get on the dole and stay for life.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Chicago South Side refugees are way ahead of Somalis for the title of “scum of the earth”. At least the latter are married to their baby-mommas, a prerequisite for civilization.

    And the natives’ English is even worse. The British-inflected speech taught in the Kenyan camps is at least comprehensible. The mushmouth drawl our own blacks drag to every corner of the country and hang onto for generations may as well be Urdu or Quechua.

    The ratio may change with the grandchildren, but only a fool would dare a prediction.

  234. @Lot
    @Almost Missouri

    “ no state was above New Jersey’s 3.4% black”

    NJ counted its triracial hillbilly “Indians” as black back then. They physically look about 75% white 25% indian.

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

    Replies: @Almost Missouri

    Of Weird NJ fame…

  235. @Ron Mexico
    @Almost Missouri

    "anti-white sermonizer Jeff Daniels, who is from 99% white Chelsea, MI." You probably aren't too far off. Knowing its proximity to Ann Arbor, though, I'm sure there are a growing number of red-dots.

    Replies: @Almost Missouri

    I happened to have had some reliable first-hand knowledge. Wikipedia says “97% white”, but …

    1) That’s today, not when Jeff was growing up (apparently Chelsea was too small for racial stats back then),

    2) Per Wiki, most of the 3% non-white is Hispanic (probably the white kind) and “mixed”, which

    3) Per my observer consist mostly of Elizabeth Warren-types claiming some barely visible or invisible “minority” ancestry for the grift.

    It’s too far out in the stick for the dots. Well, maybe the gas station manager…

    • Replies: @Ron Mexico
    @Almost Missouri

    My sister works at UM. Lives in Dexter. Chelsea is 8 miles to the West. The red-dots will get there soon.

  236. @Buffalo Joe
    @Mike Pierson, Davenport Rector, Midfielder

    Mike, I rememeber reading about a carjacking that happened out West. The jackers were frustrated that the car had a standard stick shift. They shot the driver dead in front of his young daughter. There is no appeasing animals.

    Replies: @Mike Pierson, Davenport Rector, Midfielder

    Please. Animals don’t do stuff like that.

    • Agree: Buffalo Joe
  237. @James Braxton
    @Mike Pierson, Davenport Rector, Midfielder

    But this new regime will not actually eliminate crime, which will continue apace.

    Replies: @Mike Pierson, Davenport Rector, Midfielder, @Michelle

    Obviously you are correct. Except: in a very real sense, whatever the MSM declines to take notice of doesn’t exist in the minds of the masses. And given that TPTB generally make it a censurable offense to notice what they would have you not notice, the facts of the case vanish even more thoroughly.

    • Agree: Dissident, Charon
  238. @Hypnotoad666
    @mmack

    In all the media reports linked in this whole thread so far, the crimes were committed variously by "teens, "youths," "men," "robbers," "carjackers," and "offenders."

    Does the actual physical description of these people go without saying? Apparently it does, because no one is saying.

    Replies: @Harry Baldwin

    Does the actual physical description of these people go without saying?

    A friend of mine who retired from the LAPD in the 1990s told me that the term they used on the radio was “suspect: usual.” He’s lucky he got out in time, that would be a firing offense today.

  239. @Frank McGar
    @John Up North

    It's quite possible. The Evergreen State College fiasco, starring Bret Weinstein, exhibits direct parallels to the current scenes playing out in places like Seattle and Portland. Bret warned about this new wave of cultural marxism spreading out to the rest of the country, and he appears to be correct.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIvDmhgZVNc&feature=emb_title

    Replies: @black sea

    When I watch this video of the Evergreen Intifada, I’m reminded of a comment made on these boards a day or so ago: “People riot because they can.”

    Exactly. It’s not aberrant for people to want to assert their power; it’s the norm. And it’s particularly the norm for adolescents (which is what most of the people are, psychologically) to exert their power by overturning “systemic whatever,”even if they have only the vaguest idea of what that might mean. Not to worry, their mentors will tell them what it means and provide a plausible rationale for why they should turn it over.

    This is why you really don’t want to live in a society run by 20-year-olds. Some of them can see beyond this, but many can’t, or don’t care even if they can.

    I would imagine that any genuinely qualified politician or high-level administrator has to be a bit of a tragedian. Things often don’t work out, people often don’t get what they want, they feel unappreciated and unattended to, disappointed in themselves and the world around them, and just plain pissed off because the world won’t bend to their will. That’s more than enough to justify trampling all over the rights and freedoms of others.

    For these reasons, someone in a position of authority has to tell them “no.” That their self-aggrandizing hysteria and sulking won’t be tolerated at the expense of other people, and if they’re disappointed with their lives now, just wait until they’re fending off a billy club, or sitting in a holding cell, or searching for a cheap lawyer. A few examples of this and most of the rest would grudgingly return to their dorms.

    Of course, it may be that the whole college just needs to be shut down, then re-opened under an entirely different set of premises.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @black sea

    It’s not aberrant for people to want to assert their power; it’s the norm

    It actually is aberrant, just aberrant in a familiar way.

    Replies: @black sea

    , @Frank McGar
    @black sea

    Well, a good number of the faculty did the exact opposite of telling them no, so they were emboldened. Hence, the whole thing escalated. The president of the school gave in to many of the demands, and stood there fecklessly as black/trans/disabled students and pink-haired lesbians with skrillex haircuts, tattoos and nose rings yelled at him and basically held the staff hostage for their struggle sessions. With BLM and antifa, we see the same pattern of enabling.

  240. @Art Deco
    @anonymous

    He's actually less fatuous than the city council majority. I'd attribute that to having day to day responsibilities, having had a real trade before going into politics, and having a wife and child. Most of the city council have none of these things.


    His predecessor, Bad Hair Hodges, has landed on her feet for the time being.

    https://iop.harvard.edu/fellows/betsy-hodges

    Replies: @duncsbaby

    Betsy Hodges was a rich kid from the western suburbs who was a terrible mayor. Gotta love that Harvard touts her mayoral career as “improving police-community relations.” She was mayor 2014-18.

    Frey is, as you say, less fatuous than the city council, but he bears a great deal of guilt for the destruction that happened (and is happening) in Minneapolis over the summer. His weakness in leadership in responding to the initial protests was what led to the chaos afterwards.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @duncsbaby

    Betsy Hodges was a rich kid from the western suburbs who was a terrible mayor.


    Professional-managerial class kid. I'll wager Morrison Hodges has a nice packet accumulated after 40+ years practicing medicine, but she didn't grow up with that. They lived here

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/17-Del-Rio-Dr-Rochester-NY-14618/30904042_zpid/

    once upon a time.


    If you look at her employment history and her domestic history, you can see she was wholly unprepared for any sort of executive position. She knew some things about public policy and she knew how to sell herself to the newspapers and to DFL water carriers, but she'd never run anything in her life. Regrettably, no one she'd listen to prevailed on her hang back and attempt to land a position running a city agency before she shot for the whole shebang.

  241. @Alfa158
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    I enjoy reading James, and I understand that he has to be discrete so I cut him some slack on how red-pilled he can sound. He has a good job as the Strib’s token Republican but he understands that regardless of what he is secretly thinking, it will only take one reality based column, post, or tweet and he will be gone with a snap of the fingers.

    Replies: @The Last Real Calvinist, @Dissident

    I understand that he has to be discrete [sic] so I cut him some slack on how red-pilled he can sound

    Sounds like the individual to whom you refer must be discreet in his public writing, and careful to keep it discrete from his true thoughts (at least in certain areas).

    I did not mean to single you out for special censure. (And certainly would not suggest that anyone be censored for such a minor indiscretion.) Many, myself included, can find such homonyms easy to confuse.

  242. @Frank McGar
    @Art Deco

    It started off w/ printing money to buy foreign currency, which they then used to pay off war debt. That was the initial cause of the inflation. Once their money was worthless, they could no longer purchase foreign currency, which then led to the occupation of Ruhr valley, then the workers strike, etc.

    Replies: @Art Deco

    It started off w/ printing money to buy foreign currency.

    That’ll work for a few days.

    • Agree: Frank McGar
  243. @John Up North
    @Frank McGar

    Maybe it's because Northern cities, in a quite negative sense, have more colleges and universities than their Southern counterparts?

    Replies: @Frank McGar, @Art Deco

    They don’t.

  244. @black sea
    @Frank McGar

    When I watch this video of the Evergreen Intifada, I'm reminded of a comment made on these boards a day or so ago: "People riot because they can."

    Exactly. It's not aberrant for people to want to assert their power; it's the norm. And it's particularly the norm for adolescents (which is what most of the people are, psychologically) to exert their power by overturning "systemic whatever,"even if they have only the vaguest idea of what that might mean. Not to worry, their mentors will tell them what it means and provide a plausible rationale for why they should turn it over.

    This is why you really don't want to live in a society run by 20-year-olds. Some of them can see beyond this, but many can't, or don't care even if they can.

    I would imagine that any genuinely qualified politician or high-level administrator has to be a bit of a tragedian. Things often don't work out, people often don't get what they want, they feel unappreciated and unattended to, disappointed in themselves and the world around them, and just plain pissed off because the world won't bend to their will. That's more than enough to justify trampling all over the rights and freedoms of others.

    For these reasons, someone in a position of authority has to tell them "no." That their self-aggrandizing hysteria and sulking won't be tolerated at the expense of other people, and if they're disappointed with their lives now, just wait until they're fending off a billy club, or sitting in a holding cell, or searching for a cheap lawyer. A few examples of this and most of the rest would grudgingly return to their dorms.

    Of course, it may be that the whole college just needs to be shut down, then re-opened under an entirely different set of premises.

    Replies: @Art Deco, @Frank McGar

    It’s not aberrant for people to want to assert their power; it’s the norm

    It actually is aberrant, just aberrant in a familiar way.

    • Replies: @black sea
    @Art Deco

    Yes, I looked up the definition of aberrant. I see your point.

  245. @Art Deco
    @black sea

    It’s not aberrant for people to want to assert their power; it’s the norm

    It actually is aberrant, just aberrant in a familiar way.

    Replies: @black sea

    Yes, I looked up the definition of aberrant. I see your point.

  246. @Gary in Gramercy
    @photondancer

    I made up that entire quote (putatively from the Minneapolis Compulsive-Self-Flagellant, a title that might have hinted at the mockery to follow). Most of the paragraph played it straight SJW all the way, with a detour at the end: "unlicensed 'chop shops' that dismantle cars into salable components faster than you can say, 'this is a holdup, not a botany lesson!'"

    I figured anyone reading all the way to the end would realize this wasn't an actual story from the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, but as we've seen, Stockholm Syndrome has taken hold up there. Those people will excuse almost any bad acts, as long as blacks committed them.

    "Blimey, this redistribution of wealth is trickier than I thought."

    Replies: @Ganderson

    “Dennis Moore, Dennis Moore, dum dum dum dee dee..”

  247. @Servant of Gla'aki
    30-40 years ago, Minneapolis was the safest city in North America.

    Now the Somalis there will eat you alive, if they hear you've got a $5 bill in your pocket.

    Great success!

    Replies: @ThreeCranes

    Freud, for all his faults, got some things right. People really do have a death wish. They can’t stand the boredom of contentment or the contentment of boredom. They just have to mess their lives up. The drive to do this to themselves is irresistible.

    • Replies: @anon
    @ThreeCranes

    Freud, for all his faults, got some things right.

    Nah.

    Some People really do have a death wish. They Some can’t stand the boredom of contentment or the contentment of boredom. They Some just have to mess their lives up. The drive for some to do this to themselves is irresistible.

    FIFY.

    "Some" and "all" are not synonyms. This is a problem for those who overthink, a category that definitely included Siggie Freud. His nephew, Ed Bernays, on the other hand had a much better understanding of human psychology and understood the diff between "some", "all", and "enough".

    Perhaps because Bernays had to actually produce some tangible, countable results. Unlike his weird-beard uncle.

  248. @znon
    @Anonymous

    I have noticed the same thing. They are totally silent about Biden. Not even trying to claim the election was fair, they didn't even go so far as Barr. I think its important to remember that the Biden victory is a victory by the deep state and the tech oligarchs over everyone, all of the populace left and right, and the libs know it now. We are all of us entering a period of abject naked slavery in which any pretense of what was has been stripped off.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    znon, those that are not overjoyed with the biden-harris ticket but voted to get rid of Trump won’t be as enamored with biden as they were with obama. The shit hits the fan when reparations and extreme green policies are moved toward actual enactment.

  249. @Supply and Demand
    From the blog post and news article, I gather the cops are doing nothing. Seems like an opportune moment to disband the police force and actually replace them with qualified social workers.

    Replies: @Forbes, @danand

    “I gather the cops are doing nothing.”

    Supply and Demand, could be they can’t really afford to do anything anymore? It’s the social workers time; surely it will all work out for the better…

    86A3716D-86C8-4FF4-813C-2CD24F400C88

    The kids look OK with the settlement, and dad’s still killing it, both at Facebook and as a SJW. Check out pops in the background bringing out the champagne.

    A California county has agreed to pay $9.9 million to a Silicon Valley software engineer who was shot and paralyzed by a deputy when he charged at him with a carving fork.

    Officials in Placer County finalized the payment – the largest in county history – this week to settle a federal lawsuit filed by Samuel Kolb, 50, and his relatives against the sheriff’s department, alleging excessive force and negligence, the Los Angeles Times reported.

    Kolb, of San Mateo, Calif., was staying with his family at a cabin in Lake Tahoe in January 2018 when his 16-year-old son called 911 to say his father having some kind of “mental psychosis” and cited his history of temporal lobe epilepsy, court records show.

    Kolb was later shot twice by a responding deputy, Curtis Honeycutt, after grabbing a carving fork inside the cabin. One of the bullets entered Kolb’s back, injuring his spine, court documents show.

    Kolb’s son also testified that Honeycutt didn’t order his father to drop the fork prior to opening fire, the Los Angeles Times report.

    Kolb, who now uses a wheelchair and colostomy bag, said he lives with pain all the time and cannot feel anything below his belly button.

    “I would pay all the money plus interest to walk again,” he told the newspaper. “It changed everything about how I lived. I was athletic before … I skied, I played tennis, swam, ran and I was an active father.”

    Kolb was charged with assault with a deadly weapon and felony child endangerment following the shooting and later pleaded guilty to brandishing a deadly weapon other than a firearm as part of a plea deal, the newspaper reported.

    Kolb, who now works at Facebook managing a team of engineers, said he took the deal because it involved no jail time. He’s also now advocating for widespread police reform throughout the country.

    “This is a morally bankrupt and corrupt system that is bent on one thing, which is protecting the power of the entrenched police union and this power structure,” Kolb told the Associated Press.

  250. @Jim Don Bob
    What is the payoff for a car jacking, other than sticking it to whitey and going for a joy ride in his hot car? Serious question. I don't get it, especially when the perps shoot at someone.

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @Dan Smith, @Muggles, @Alden

    The carjacked cars are taken to a chop shop or stolen car dealer and sold for about 10 percent of value.

    It’s really part of organized crime. The cars are often taken to other states and reregistered in several states till the paper trail disappears. Some DMV clerks are part of the criminal organization. On the east coast, they are often exported to Mid East countries where the official, legal car import tax can be 10-15K. So the cars can be privately sold and avoid the import tax.

    It’s a big business.

  251. @George Taylor
    @Ben Goldberg


    If we ban guns then the young men are deprived of the tools needed to make bad decisions.
     
    Because prohibition worked so well. How do you think they buy their guns now, Cabela's? Does it even occur to you the guns these "youths" have are already illegal? Chicago has some of the toughest gun laws on the books, how effective are they? Only thing banning guns would do is create a resurgence in organized crime, smuggling and distributing the newly illegal and now highly profitable guns sales.

    Replies: @Alden

    Thanks for mentioning that. Every time a liberal spouts off about gun control laws I really enjoy telling them that the guns used by criminals are not registered not bought from a store or dealer and often stolen.

    These law abiding …….s are just shocked shocked when they realize that criminals don’t buy their guns legally.

    Often they will propose draconian measures against owners of guns obtained privately or illegally, like no warrant searches of every house.

    So I point out that it would be against the 14 amendment and would have a disparate impact on black criminals. It’s also fun to tell them of the procedures, forms, felony checks etc involved in buying guns.

    Strange, liberals don’t talk to me any more.

  252. @Almost Missouri
    @Ron Mexico

    I happened to have had some reliable first-hand knowledge. Wikipedia says "97% white", but ...

    1) That's today, not when Jeff was growing up (apparently Chelsea was too small for racial stats back then),

    2) Per Wiki, most of the 3% non-white is Hispanic (probably the white kind) and "mixed", which

    3) Per my observer consist mostly of Elizabeth Warren-types claiming some barely visible or invisible "minority" ancestry for the grift.

    It's too far out in the stick for the dots. Well, maybe the gas station manager...

    Replies: @Ron Mexico

    My sister works at UM. Lives in Dexter. Chelsea is 8 miles to the West. The red-dots will get there soon.

  253. @Barnard
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    Interesting link. That is the first I had heard Lisa Bender is not running for reelection. She blames the threats on her family on Trump of course and thinks police should be able to prevent these car jackings through her social programs.

    https://www.southwestjournal.com/news/2020/11/lisa-bender-exit-interview-we-have-to-come-together-as-a-community/

    Replies: @Ron Mexico

    Interesting read into the psychology of useful idiots. She even pulled this out: “, because that’s not who we are as a Minneapolis community.” in response to chants of “lock her up.” Let me play Cathy Newman for a moment and “so what you’re saying” is I, Lisa Bender, don’t believe I should be accountable for how effed up the Twin Cities have become.

  254. @black sea
    @Frank McGar

    When I watch this video of the Evergreen Intifada, I'm reminded of a comment made on these boards a day or so ago: "People riot because they can."

    Exactly. It's not aberrant for people to want to assert their power; it's the norm. And it's particularly the norm for adolescents (which is what most of the people are, psychologically) to exert their power by overturning "systemic whatever,"even if they have only the vaguest idea of what that might mean. Not to worry, their mentors will tell them what it means and provide a plausible rationale for why they should turn it over.

    This is why you really don't want to live in a society run by 20-year-olds. Some of them can see beyond this, but many can't, or don't care even if they can.

    I would imagine that any genuinely qualified politician or high-level administrator has to be a bit of a tragedian. Things often don't work out, people often don't get what they want, they feel unappreciated and unattended to, disappointed in themselves and the world around them, and just plain pissed off because the world won't bend to their will. That's more than enough to justify trampling all over the rights and freedoms of others.

    For these reasons, someone in a position of authority has to tell them "no." That their self-aggrandizing hysteria and sulking won't be tolerated at the expense of other people, and if they're disappointed with their lives now, just wait until they're fending off a billy club, or sitting in a holding cell, or searching for a cheap lawyer. A few examples of this and most of the rest would grudgingly return to their dorms.

    Of course, it may be that the whole college just needs to be shut down, then re-opened under an entirely different set of premises.

    Replies: @Art Deco, @Frank McGar

    Well, a good number of the faculty did the exact opposite of telling them no, so they were emboldened. Hence, the whole thing escalated. The president of the school gave in to many of the demands, and stood there fecklessly as black/trans/disabled students and pink-haired lesbians with skrillex haircuts, tattoos and nose rings yelled at him and basically held the staff hostage for their struggle sessions. With BLM and antifa, we see the same pattern of enabling.

  255. anon[349] • Disclaimer says:
    @ThreeCranes
    @Servant of Gla'aki

    Freud, for all his faults, got some things right. People really do have a death wish. They can't stand the boredom of contentment or the contentment of boredom. They just have to mess their lives up. The drive to do this to themselves is irresistible.

    Replies: @anon

    Freud, for all his faults, got some things right.

    Nah.

    Some People really do have a death wish. They Some can’t stand the boredom of contentment or the contentment of boredom. They Some just have to mess their lives up. The drive for some to do this to themselves is irresistible.

    FIFY.

    “Some” and “all” are not synonyms. This is a problem for those who overthink, a category that definitely included Siggie Freud. His nephew, Ed Bernays, on the other hand had a much better understanding of human psychology and understood the diff between “some”, “all”, and “enough”.

    Perhaps because Bernays had to actually produce some tangible, countable results. Unlike his weird-beard uncle.

  256. @Trelane
    I expeshially recommend this carjacking video from NOPD to stay safe all y'all.

    https://youtu.be/PjzFVDNUb8o

    Replies: @Bert

    Pooee cher, dat’s good conseil he’s talkin’.

  257. @black sea
    @Rob McX

    I've shared this story before on iSteve, but here goes anyway.

    One of my brother's law partners had some checks stolen from the back of his checkbook (so's he wouldn't notice). Nevertheless, he noticed. The thief went to a Sears and bought a bunch of garish junk for his car, which he paid for with one of the checks.

    The bank quickly traced the check to the Sears, and the cops asked the Auto Center manager to call the customer and inform his that he could come and pick up his stuff. At which point he was arrested.

    This was all way too complicated for the guy to anticipate. My brother did comment that criminal defendants are generally woefully dumb and struggle to understand what they are charged with, what the likelihood of conviction is, and what the probable penalties will be.

    Replies: @Ganderson, @anonymous, @Buffalo Joe, @Bert

    The draconian punishments in Britain prior to the 19th century recognized that some people can’t learn from a mistake.

    http://vcp.e2bn.org/justice/page11359-types-of-punishment-hanging.html

  258. @duncsbaby
    @Art Deco

    Betsy Hodges was a rich kid from the western suburbs who was a terrible mayor. Gotta love that Harvard touts her mayoral career as "improving police-community relations." She was mayor 2014-18.

    Frey is, as you say, less fatuous than the city council, but he bears a great deal of guilt for the destruction that happened (and is happening) in Minneapolis over the summer. His weakness in leadership in responding to the initial protests was what led to the chaos afterwards.

    Replies: @Art Deco

    Betsy Hodges was a rich kid from the western suburbs who was a terrible mayor.

    Professional-managerial class kid. I’ll wager Morrison Hodges has a nice packet accumulated after 40+ years practicing medicine, but she didn’t grow up with that. They lived here

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/17-Del-Rio-Dr-Rochester-NY-14618/30904042_zpid/

    once upon a time.

    If you look at her employment history and her domestic history, you can see she was wholly unprepared for any sort of executive position. She knew some things about public policy and she knew how to sell herself to the newspapers and to DFL water carriers, but she’d never run anything in her life. Regrettably, no one she’d listen to prevailed on her hang back and attempt to land a position running a city agency before she shot for the whole shebang.

  259. @anonymous
    @black sea

    Similar story: My grandfather's home health care worker stole a check from the back of his checkbook. She wrote it out to herself for $2000 and cashed it somewhere. My uncles who were managing his affairs saw the check on the next bank statement, that it was way out of numerical order, and that it was for a round amount several times higher than her weekly payments ever came out to. They called the police and she was quickly arrested. There was something about doing something fraudulent with a check that made the charges worse than if she had just taken cash out of a drawer.

    She didn't make even a minimal effort to make this something she could plausibly get away with.

    Replies: @Bill Jones

    The “something” was using a check from a Federally Insured bank.

    It gets the Feds involved, use a State Bank next time.

  260. @Gary in Gramercy
    @International Jew

    Perfect. The implication is that previously the perps were joyriding teens, out on a spree, letting loose all that pent-up energy that's built up after months of enforced lockdown.

    The Minneapolis Compulsive-Self-Flagellant continues with the rest of the story:

    "Now, however, with the end of unemployment benefits for many, a number of otherwise law-abiding adults, desperate to feed their families, have taken to carjacking as a way to eke out a meager living by selling the cars -- usually for parts -- to unlicensed 'chop shops' that dismantle cars into salable components faster than you can say, 'this is a holdup, not a botany lesson!'"

    Replies: @International Jew

    That last paragraph takes it to Babylon Bee territory. And “otherwise law-abiding”!? I really doubt carjacking is ever someone’s first crime.

    On the stylistic level, let’s take note of the bizarre use of but (in the bit I quoted) and however (in the part you quoted). Maybe there’s an official, technical, term for it (note to self: reread Pinker’s The Sense of Style).

    • Replies: @Gary in Gramercy
    @International Jew

    You realize I made up the entire quote out of whole cloth, right?

    But thanks: the Babylon Bee is, as Charlie Parker famously called Dizzy Gillespie, "my worthy constituent."

    Replies: @International Jew

  261. @Lurker
    @Malcolm X-Lax

    A google search for "carjacking" reveals that seemingly all carjackings are committed by white males. Of course they are file pics, 'posed by a model'.

    This one goes even further - a female PoC threatened by a white man:

    https://content.osgnetworks.tv/firearmsnews/content/photos/Carjacking-Part2-1-770.jpg

    Replies: @Rob McX, @The Alarmist, @JimDandy

    Actually, I think you read that wrong. She’s in the final stages of jacking his car, and he’s thinking that things might have been different if he had a gun.

  262. @International Jew
    @Gary in Gramercy

    That last paragraph takes it to Babylon Bee territory. And "otherwise law-abiding"!? I really doubt carjacking is ever someone's first crime.

    On the stylistic level, let's take note of the bizarre use of but (in the bit I quoted) and however (in the part you quoted). Maybe there's an official, technical, term for it (note to self: reread Pinker's The Sense of Style).

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy

    You realize I made up the entire quote out of whole cloth, right?

    But thanks: the Babylon Bee is, as Charlie Parker famously called Dizzy Gillespie, “my worthy constituent.”

    • Replies: @International Jew
    @Gary in Gramercy


    You realize I made up the entire quote out of whole cloth, right?
     
    Haha, no. I figured "The Minneapolis Compulsive-Self-Flagellant" was your joke name for the Star Tribune, and the rest sounded plausible enough as what passes for professional journalism.
  263. @Charon
    @Harry Baldwin

    Speaking of media confabs: Ellen Page, who famously broke down on the Colbert Report and got a standing ovation for tearfully attacking anyone and everyone who dared to doubt St. Jussie Smollett--remember her? She's decided she's really a dude now.

    She knows how to work the crowd, gotta hand her that. Oops I mean gotta hand him. Or it. Don't know exactly where it is on the whole transition thing. But more tearful performances are in store, I believe.

    https://www.rt.com/usa/508394-actress-page-identifies-transgender/

    Kamala back then: “I think the facts are still unfolding, and I’m very concerned.”

    2019 seems so very, very long ago now.

    Replies: @Art Deco, @Ron Mexico, @Lancelot_Link, @Perspective

    She’s a raging narcissist desperate for attention and adulation.

  264. @Gary in Gramercy
    @International Jew

    You realize I made up the entire quote out of whole cloth, right?

    But thanks: the Babylon Bee is, as Charlie Parker famously called Dizzy Gillespie, "my worthy constituent."

    Replies: @International Jew

    You realize I made up the entire quote out of whole cloth, right?

    Haha, no. I figured “The Minneapolis Compulsive-Self-Flagellant” was your joke name for the Star Tribune, and the rest sounded plausible enough as what passes for professional journalism.

  265. @James Braxton
    @Mike Pierson, Davenport Rector, Midfielder

    But this new regime will not actually eliminate crime, which will continue apace.

    Replies: @Mike Pierson, Davenport Rector, Midfielder, @Michelle

    Possibly causing a backlash, and future support for “Law and Order” candidates???

  266. @Steve Sailer
    @415 reasons

    Last Blogger Standing.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @415 reasons

    Steve you actually linked to my blog circa 2007-2008. I haven’t blogged in over a decade now.

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