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From the NBC News opinion section:

Ketanji Brown Jackson’s dreadlocks are changing the face of American justice

The significance of appearance isn’t just about styling choices. It’s about identity, life experience and perspective.

March 21, 2022, 6:16 AM PDT
By Robyn Autry, chair of the Sociology Department at Wesleyan University

When President Joe Biden announced his nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to be America’s next Supreme Court justice — delivering on a campaign promise to nominate a Black woman to the nation’s highest court — he explained that the government and our courts “haven’t looked like America.” As Jackson begins her confirmation hearings Monday, she is already changing the appearance of justice in the country.

… As Jackson’s image circulates, some observers, most notably other Black women, have called attention to something that might at first seem superficial: her hairstyling. She looks especially familiar to those of us, women and men alike, who belong to what some call the “natural hair community.” And Jackson’s hair doesn’t stand out because of its texture alone; the locked style makes a particularly strong statement.

While hair seems trivial and we may be reluctant to add to the scrutiny women endure over their appearances, the reality is that women and men have both been expected to follow norms about dress and grooming and to make strategic choices about outfits, accessories and hair color.

… And no one can forget the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s iconic collection of collars and scrunchies.

I think the phrase “no one can forget” in this sentence is hyperbole.

… The significance of appearance isn’t just about styling choices. It’s about identity, life experience and perspective. We might see this as a subtle reflection of wider criminal justice reform tackling who serves as law enforcers and even who gets selected as jurors. What’s considered uniform shifts as we broaden our understanding of who belongs in these institutional spaces and what they bring with them when they enter. Inclusion and shared purpose don’t require the denial of social difference.

That’s an important message that a hairstyle can help deliver, particularly since Black people’s hair has a long history of public interest and has been both a subject of oppression and a symbol of liberation. …

All of this helps explain why Jackson’s hairdo matters — particularly her Sisterlocks, a trademark look created by JoAnne Cornwell. The style is appealing because it’s versatile but also has a consistent shape, with such thin locks that the overall appearance can mimic unlocked hair strands.

In other words, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson has gravitated to a smart choice. I hadn’t noticed she wore dreadlocks.

In general, she seems like a lady, wife, and mother with a nice smile, which I suspect old Joe Biden noticed when picking her out from the limited number of black women not wholly unqualified for his nomination.

They are increasingly popular with Black professional women, in part because they can appear more polished and professional than other styles of locs.

And more feminine.

My 2019 column “Hair Hysteria” was about a hate hoax in which the national media wanted us to believe that the reason a 12-year-old black girl came home with some of her dreadlocks cut off was because her story that she’d been pinned down by white boys armed with scissors was because that kind of thing happens so much more often than 12-year-old girls getting dissatisfied with their hairdos and doing some inept barbering on themselves.

But you can also sympathize with the girl who didn’t like the dreadlock style her grandparents, who ran a dreadlock-oriented beauty supply business, had imposed on her hair. Rastamen like Bob Marley gravitated toward dreadlocks because a big mane made them look like the Lion of Judah on Ethiopian emperor Haile Selassie’s standard.

NFL players consider dreadlocks a manly look.

But they are also one of the most costly natural hair styles out there. They are time-consuming and expensive to start, with certified consultants charging anywhere from \$500 to well over \$1,000 to start the process, which involves using a special tool to interlock tiny sections of hair at the root. In addition, the style calls for another \$100 every four to six weeks for maintenance.

While dreadlocks might be on trend, that doesn’t mean they’re not still stigmatized. In one high-profile incident in 2015, Giuliana Rancic, who was then hosting the show “Fashion Police,” sparked controversy when she complained that teenage actor Zendaya’s faux locs looked as if they smelled like “patchouli and weed.”

Washing dreadlocks is a problem.

The two fundamental troubles with black hair for black women living in a multiracial society with lots of non-black women is both its well-known kinkiness and its less well known tendency to fall out at a much shorter length than other women’s hair. Since long hair tends to be seen as a secondary sexual characteristic for women, this puts black women at a disadvantage in competing for men, black and nonblack, with nonblack women, which is the main reason you hear so much about it on the op-ed page these days, although that is never spelled out.

Dreadlocks are like rope: for a 100 foot rope, you don’t need sisal strands 100 feet long, you just need a good system of twisting them together.

But you generally don’t ever wash a rope.

… Jones’ experience brings to mind troubling accounts of employers’, teachers’ and other school administrators’ punishing Black people for their hair. A few years ago, a viral video showed a white official cutting a Black teenager’s hair as a requirement to compete in a wrestling match, even though he had already pulled back his hair. Incidents like these are the engine driving the CROWN Act, a law that passed the House on Friday to protect against race-based hair discrimination.

Just as important as any law, though, is the force of example. Jackson is a child of the ’70s, and her natural hair reflects the sentiments of the Black is Beautiful movement and the more recent Natural Hair Movement that combine personal style with politics. Many of us see the beauty of Black natural hair. We also see its supreme power.

The Supreme Court isn’t actually supposed to be about “supreme power,” but black college professors have a hard time resisting racial megalomania.

I wrote about Judge Brown Jackson and black women’s LSAT scores in Taki’s Magazine a couple of weeks ago in “You Be the Judge.”

 
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  1. British barristers and judges wear wigs and robes while in court. That tradition never caught on in the United States but perhaps it should have.

  2. BREAKING: Lindsey Graham touched Judge Brown’s hair.

    • Replies: @Escher
    @Redneck farmer

    And Biden tried to smell it.

  3. So she was also the judge in charge of the Comet Pizza shooter, right?

  4. So she was the judge in charge of the Comet Pizza shooter, right?

  5. I wrote about Judge Brown Jackson and black women’s LSAT scores in Taki’s Magazine a couple of weeks ago in “You Be the Judge.”

    Talking about Ketanji’s LSAT scores as a qualification for the Supreme Ct. is racist. Talking about her hairstyle as a qualification for the Supreme Ct. is anti-racist.

    I listened to some of the Democrat senators touting her. One said that she should be confirmed because she went to a public high school, neglecting to mention that she was Harvard/Harvard after that. Another one said that she should be unanimously confirmed in a show of bipartisanship. Well, I think that train left the station when the Democrats tried the politics of personal destruction on Kavanaugh. At least no Republican has asked Brown about her high school dates.

    I’m not sure how you are supposed to maintain dreds (nor do I really want to know) but the idea that a Supreme Ct. justice doesn’t wash her hair for weeks on end sounds pretty disgusting to me.

    In addition to all her other “firsts” , Ketanji will be the first S. Ct. Justice with a phony name made up of nonsense syllables.

    • Replies: @Johann Ricke
    @Jack D


    In addition to all her other “firsts” , Ketanji will be the first S. Ct. Justice with a phony name made up of nonsense syllables.
     
    Just think of her as Alphasoup Jackson
    , @Hibernian
    @Jack D


    Well, I think that train left the station when the Democrats tried the politics of personal destruction on Kavanaugh.
     
    It should have left the station when Bork was Borked. However, RBG was confirmed 97-3 and Breyer 91-9.

    Replies: @Hypnotoad666

    , @houston 1992
    @Jack D

    is it possible that Sen Manchin (Independent Dem-Appalachian Coal Country/ Deplorable Territories) wont vote for the nominee after her answers to defining a woman, and her approach to sentencing child porno distributors? Is that enough for her to lose if Collins ME etc vote against her also?

    Replies: @Hibernian

    , @J.Ross
    @Jack D

    If you knew your hairstory, then you would know hair you're combing from.

    https://lovelocsnatural.com/how-to-keep-dreads-healthy/

    , @ScarletNumber
    @Jack D


    In addition to all her other “firsts” , Ketanji will be the first S. Ct. Justice with a phony name made up of nonsense syllables.
     
    Potter has fallen out of favor as a given name, but at least it's an English word. As is commonly the case with odd-sounding first names, it is actually his mother's maiden name, as was Bushrod Washington. Also, I am going to spoiler this for fun, and I promise I'm not making this up: Ketanji has a brother, his name is Ketajh

    Replies: @Jack D, @Ripple Earthdevil

  6. https://twitter.com/spriter99880/status/1506283663155159053

  7. Judging by the photo, Judge Brown-Jackson’s hairstyle choice appears to be a reasonable one. She’ll be a boring, predictable, terrible SC justice, of course, but she doesn’t give off the nasty vibe so many others with her politics do. Or maybe she’s better at hiding it than, say, Kamala.

    OT: Instapundit is reporting that at Brentwood High School in the LA area, this year almost no white students got into UC schools, compared to past years in which a big majority of them routinely would. It’s a clear sign that the no-test-scores UC admissions process is producing the desired result. Parents not happy . . . .

    • Thanks: J.Ross
    • Replies: @Mike Tre
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    Similar to how some here have no sympathy for the women's sports programs that find themselves in a conundrum with the precarious tranny issue, I have no sympathy for the residents of Brentwood and their children. Unlike the working class or some girl who wants to swim on her university's swim team, these residents of Brentwood clearly have some measurable amount of clout and or influence. they probably could have put the brakes on some of this stuff if they weren't applauding it before they released their kids would be affected. Screw them. Send your spoiled brats to DeVry instead.

    Replies: @Alden

    , @fish
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    It’s a clear sign that the no-test-scores UC admissions process is producing the desired result. Parents not happy . . . .


    Sounds like it's time for a tax strike! Diversity is too expensive for California!

    , @International Jew
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    But how many Chinese and Indians? I guarantee you that those are BHS's new UC students by and large.
    In California, a lot of white kids go off to the state U of other states. Arizona, Oregon, Colorado and quite often the Big Ten (ie the Midwest). I think this is to some extent a case of racial sorting (and of course to an extent the extreme difficulty of getting in to the better public U's in California). Thus, after paying for the California schools through their taxes, these kids' parents get to pay out of state tuition elsewhere.

    Replies: @J.Ross

    , @Alden
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    The oldest grandchildren, the twins were accepted at every college they applied to. And have been granted scholarships ranging from 85K to 130K over the 4 years. They didn’t even take the SATs Because most colleges have made them optional.

    Guess what box was checked when they entered grade school, which box on their high school applications, and their college applications????????????????

    Replies: @Clyde

  8. I do not want to be governed by the whims of Ketanji.

    Let’s admit 1619 was a grievous mistake and untangle the American dreadlocks.

    • Agree: Dr. X, Kylie, Redneck farmer
    • Replies: @Jenner Ickham Errican
    @AnotherDad


    Let’s admit 1619 was a grievous mistake and untangle the American dreadlocks.
     
    It’s a Gordian Knot and there’s one way to solve it.

    Importing, breeding, freeing, and granting citizenship to African slaves in the New World were crimes of moral miscegenation that both Planters and Puritans have much to repent for and much to amend. But there’s no need to wallow in gloom and sling counter-accusations amongst friends. JOIN OR DIE. The future is a living, throbbing Gordian Knot—a tangle of twisted, engorged veins and arteries daring a razor sharper than Occam’s to burst forth the yearning gore.
     

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  9. The judge looks fine is if you like Jacoby & Meyers chic. This woman just does not look like a smart woman, and either does Sotomayor. Affirmative action is a disaster in high-IQ occupations.

    • Replies: @Eustace Tilley (not)
    @Meretricious

    "What's evasiveness?" "Ain't no philologist."
    "What's a caprolite?" "Ain't no geologist."
    So she'll just have to pass
    As to "elbow" and "ass"
    'Cause she sho' enuff ain't no biologist.

  10. You know, you flushed a comment I made about this female a couple weeks ago that contained no profanity, sexual innuendo, or otherwise potentially embarrassing content to iSailer. All I said, in a somewhat annoyed tone, is that this female is little more than yet another negro female homer who will do little more than use her position to establish more power for negroes and by short term necessity, other minorities.

    “In general, she seems like a lady, wife, and mother with a nice smile, which I suspect old Joe Biden noticed when picking her out from the limited number of black women not wholly unqualified for his nomination.”

    So yeah, the weird fawning above is annoying, because hers is a carefully crafted veneer; the presentable negress, who can speak English without slipping into giiiiirl! jive. Congratulations are apparently in order.

    She’s nothing but another nail in the coffin for this country, but hey, she seems like a lady. Whatever TF that’s supposed to justify.

    • Agree: Pop Warner, bomag
    • Replies: @Inquiring Mind
    @Mike Tre

    Judge Jackson may seem like a lady, but the good judge doesn't know how to explain who is a lady. Is a lady a person with specific anatomical features, "lady parts" in the vernacular, or if there is some other operative definition?

    At least some of the 50 states have detailed descriptions of such anatomical features in statutes governing which parts or portions thereof may be exposed in public? Are there biologists among the members of the state legislatures, or do they have biologists on staff?

    Could biologists be qualified as expert witnesses in legislative hearings or in court proceedings to figure this all out?

  11. Higher status blacks absolutely treasure their supposed oppression – in fact, take it away, and they have almost no identity at all. This is the gift of white progressives, who for 60 years have nurtured the worst elements of black identity and culture and the result is that lower class blacks are dysfunctional to the point that they can barely function or contribute to mainstream society, and those in jobs in media, education, and politics that are dominated by the white left only have the door open to them so long as they dance to the tune progressives want, otherwise they have no use. There are certainly a lot of ordinary blacks that just go about their lives but like the white working class no one cares about them except when it comes to what they do on election day.

    In modern society to be white is to be tagged with a blood libel that can never be washed away, but at least whites have the benefit of knowing the titans of business, politics, and so on hate them and want to ruin their lives to enhance their own power because it’s so blatant. Blacks have the misfortune of having the same thing inflicted on them by the same actors under the guise of caring about their welfare, and a lot of them buy it hook, line and sinker.

    • Agree: houston 1992
    • Replies: @HammerJack
    @Arclight

    From the original:


    But they are also one of the most costly natural hair styles out there. They are time-consuming and expensive to start, with certified consultants charging anywhere from \$500 to well over \$1,000 to start the process
     
    One thing comes to mind instantly. Chrome rims for yo ride!

    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/07/7e/9b/077e9bb83b24795297fe570949266197.jpg

    And people buy these on time, at usurious (racist) interest rates, so why not Loans 4 ur Locks?

    The next step would be public financing, as another component of reparations. Huh? Who are you to judge what other people choose to do with your money??

    Though I have to wonder how "most costly" and "natural" ended up in the same sentence.


    Black people’s hair has a long history of public interest
     
    There are so many things like this, which I somehow missed in my traditional, racist education. Oh well, live and learn.

    PS now I read Achmed right after Arclight.

    , @PaceLaw
    @Arclight

    You are absolutely spot-on Arclight. College-educated blacks absolutely love being viewed as perpetual victims of racism, even though they themselves may be well off (see Michelle Obama). This seems to be very bizarre and neurotic, if you ask me. Black intellectual John McWhorter even touched on this years ago, when he referenced the black tendency to want to keep whites “on the hook” for racism in perpetuity. I can only surmise that this type of thinking has led far too many blacks to believe that there’s a noble privilege in being a victim (evil whitey did this to us!!!), and as such, much can’t possibly be expected from the black community as a whole. By this way of thinking, whites will always be “on the hook” in an effort to make things right. Sad.

    https://www.salon.com/2003/01/14/mcwhorter_3/

    Replies: @Arclight

  12. Anon[427] • Disclaimer says:

    Somewhat OT: A black FBI agent by the name of William Tisaby pled guilty to witness tampering in the case against Missouri Governor Eric Greitens. The agent lied and perjured himself. Unfortunately, the filthy Tisaby has plea-bargained his way out of more serious charges.

    “Greitens, a Republican who was forced to resign as governor after St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner charged him as taking a compromising photo of a woman he had an affair with.” HOWEVER, “the charges were dramatically dropped when Gardner admitted she did not have evidence the photo was taken and the woman testified she may have dreamed up the allegation.”

    In other words, Greitens was framed and forced to resign by Gardner, who is a Soros-backed DA. The FBI worked with a corrupt Soros prosecutor to force a Republican governor out of office.

    We need to go to war with the Democrats for crimes like this. This is an appalling level of corruption. It’s absolutely 3rd-world tier insanity.

    “Gardner has not been charged with criminal wrongdoing but has been accused by Missouri’s chief legal disciplinarian with violating dozens of attorney standards of conducts during the prosecution, including withholding exculpatory evidence. She faces a hearing on those allegations on April 11 and has denied wrongdoing.”

    https://justthenews.com/government/courts-law/ex-fbi-agent-pleads-guilty-tampering-withdrawn-criminal-case-against-missouri

  13. @The Last Real Calvinist
    Judging by the photo, Judge Brown-Jackson's hairstyle choice appears to be a reasonable one. She'll be a boring, predictable, terrible SC justice, of course, but she doesn't give off the nasty vibe so many others with her politics do. Or maybe she's better at hiding it than, say, Kamala.

    OT: Instapundit is reporting that at Brentwood High School in the LA area, this year almost no white students got into UC schools, compared to past years in which a big majority of them routinely would. It's a clear sign that the no-test-scores UC admissions process is producing the desired result. Parents not happy . . . .

    Replies: @Mike Tre, @fish, @International Jew, @Alden

    Similar to how some here have no sympathy for the women’s sports programs that find themselves in a conundrum with the precarious tranny issue, I have no sympathy for the residents of Brentwood and their children. Unlike the working class or some girl who wants to swim on her university’s swim team, these residents of Brentwood clearly have some measurable amount of clout and or influence. they probably could have put the brakes on some of this stuff if they weren’t applauding it before they released their kids would be affected. Screw them. Send your spoiled brats to DeVry instead.

    • Replies: @Alden
    @Mike Tre

    Brentwood high school is a private K-12 school located in the neighborhood of Brentwood in West Los Angeles. . Where Kamala Harris lives. Neighborhood public high school is University High.
    Brentwood is even more heavily Jewish than Bel Air and Beverly Hills. I don’t know about Brentwood school. Beverly Hills Bel Air Brentwood Westwood Santa Monica West Los Angeles Century City is where gazillions is raised by every democrat president and the DNC. Usually in the hotel ballrooms of Century City as West Los Angeles is close to the airport and the LA secret service headquarters is in the Veterans Administration grounds.

    The entire WLA area is full of very very very wealthy democrats. You know the type. And it couldn’t happen to a better group. Let their kids suffer the same discrimination other Whites have suffered for the past 2 generations.

    In fact, I hope the grandparents who marched to Selma and wept and wailed when MLK died are still alive. All that expensive school tuition, supervising hours of homework, extra tutoring paying a driver to deliver the kids to the endless activities White kids are required to do for college applications. All to no avail. And grandparents often pay for the private school tuition.

    All that effort time and money. When all they had to do was check the right box.

  14. That was more information about black people’s hair than I’d ever known, nor, I’m sorry to say, cared about. You are right they have a problem. It’s not my problem though.

    Next on the docket:

    IRS v Freddy’s Barber Shop: Is the \$2,000 dreadlock tax credit Constitutional per the General Welfare clause or is it a Bill of Attainder?

    • Replies: @PiltdownMan
    @Achmed E. Newman

    https://youtu.be/70nRyfmBeDY

    , @PiltdownMan
    @Achmed E. Newman

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUNTk5xsxk4

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Jenner Ickham Errican

    , @Bardon Kaldlan
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Maybe shell get alopecia,like that squad member did,and go quite bald.

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldlan

  15. @Jack D

    I wrote about Judge Brown Jackson and black women’s LSAT scores in Taki’s Magazine a couple of weeks ago in “You Be the Judge.”
     
    Talking about Ketanji's LSAT scores as a qualification for the Supreme Ct. is racist. Talking about her hairstyle as a qualification for the Supreme Ct. is anti-racist.

    I listened to some of the Democrat senators touting her. One said that she should be confirmed because she went to a public high school, neglecting to mention that she was Harvard/Harvard after that. Another one said that she should be unanimously confirmed in a show of bipartisanship. Well, I think that train left the station when the Democrats tried the politics of personal destruction on Kavanaugh. At least no Republican has asked Brown about her high school dates.

    I'm not sure how you are supposed to maintain dreds (nor do I really want to know) but the idea that a Supreme Ct. justice doesn't wash her hair for weeks on end sounds pretty disgusting to me.

    In addition to all her other "firsts" , Ketanji will be the first S. Ct. Justice with a phony name made up of nonsense syllables.

    Replies: @Johann Ricke, @Hibernian, @houston 1992, @J.Ross, @ScarletNumber

    In addition to all her other “firsts” , Ketanji will be the first S. Ct. Justice with a phony name made up of nonsense syllables.

    Just think of her as Alphasoup Jackson

  16. @Achmed E. Newman
    That was more information about black people's hair than I'd ever known, nor, I'm sorry to say, cared about. You are right they have a problem. It's not my problem though.

    Next on the docket:

    IRS v Freddy's Barber Shop: Is the $2,000 dreadlock tax credit Constitutional per the General Welfare clause or is it a Bill of Attainder?

    Replies: @PiltdownMan, @PiltdownMan, @Bardon Kaldlan

  17. Anon[427] • Disclaimer says:

    OT: Three black girls and one boy (all under legal age) carjacked a white grandmother and dragged her to death. The victim was tangled up in the seatbelt and had her arm ripped off as she was dragged. She was found dead by paramedics.

    https://www.wwltv.com/article/news/crime/woman-dragged-to-death-in-mid-city-carjacking-manhunt-on-for-suspects/289-38ce9ddc-5bef-4546-ac4b-d49e76a163b0

    You won’t find this on mainstream news.

    • Thanks: Meretricious
  18. @Jack D

    I wrote about Judge Brown Jackson and black women’s LSAT scores in Taki’s Magazine a couple of weeks ago in “You Be the Judge.”
     
    Talking about Ketanji's LSAT scores as a qualification for the Supreme Ct. is racist. Talking about her hairstyle as a qualification for the Supreme Ct. is anti-racist.

    I listened to some of the Democrat senators touting her. One said that she should be confirmed because she went to a public high school, neglecting to mention that she was Harvard/Harvard after that. Another one said that she should be unanimously confirmed in a show of bipartisanship. Well, I think that train left the station when the Democrats tried the politics of personal destruction on Kavanaugh. At least no Republican has asked Brown about her high school dates.

    I'm not sure how you are supposed to maintain dreds (nor do I really want to know) but the idea that a Supreme Ct. justice doesn't wash her hair for weeks on end sounds pretty disgusting to me.

    In addition to all her other "firsts" , Ketanji will be the first S. Ct. Justice with a phony name made up of nonsense syllables.

    Replies: @Johann Ricke, @Hibernian, @houston 1992, @J.Ross, @ScarletNumber

    Well, I think that train left the station when the Democrats tried the politics of personal destruction on Kavanaugh.

    It should have left the station when Bork was Borked. However, RBG was confirmed 97-3 and Breyer 91-9.

    • Agree: 36 ulster
    • Replies: @Hypnotoad666
    @Hibernian

    Bork was the last Supreme Court nominee who answered questions with a modicum of intellectual honesty. (He famously said he was attracted to the Court because it would be an "intellectual feast" to work on all those thorny legal problems -- wrong answer! You're supposed to be saving the Republic, not enjoying yourself) Ever since then, nominees are coached to the gills to avoid saying anything except "judges just call balls and strikes," and "I can't comment on hypothetical cases because they are hypothetical," and "I can't comment on actual cases because they are actual cases which may someday be before me.")

    If Bork was black, I wonder if his weird beard would have been considered a brave and pioneering personal choice.

    https://lawliberty.org/app/uploads/2020/01/GettyImages-576625464-scaled.jpg

  19. The “supreme power” of a black woman’s hair. The inane vanity of it is ridiculous, but it’s also sinister and half-savage. You get the feeling these people will claim their nail clippings and turds have magical properties next.

  20. Ketanji Jackson “can’t define” what a woman is, says “I’m not a biologist”:

    https://www.foxnews.com/media/outrage-ketanji-brown-jackson-tells-senators-woman-bizarre

    • Replies: @Meretricious
    @Dr. X

    "Ketanji Jackson “can’t define” what a woman is, says “I’m not a biologist”:
    dude, we all know that she was probably prepped for that iSteve ex-men question--LOL. She was smart to pass but she was dumb to pass so maladroitly (Scalia - 3 SD)

    , @J
    @Dr. X

    What is a woman? She says that her job is to decide between two opposing definitions, but she has none. She refuses to decide who is a woman because she is not a biologist. She needs the expert opinion of a biologist to take a decision on that controversial matter. She is most careful and elusive. She would not answer even the hour. Are you sure America needs a judge like that?

    Replies: @Jack D

    , @Hypnotoad666
    @Dr. X

    At least she admitted the answer is based on biology. The real SJW position is that "anyone who identifies as a woman is a woman. Period."

  21. She bald-face lied and claimed that she doesn’t know what a woman is, so screw her. Not literally, of course.

    Garbage.

    Oh yes, and the hair bullshit is very funny. Ha ha ha.

    She also lied in front of Ted Cruz about knowing anything about Critical Race Theory, which evidence proves she wholeheartedly supports.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Buzz Mohawk


    She also lied in front of Ted Cruz about knowing anything about Critical Race Theory, which evidence proves she wholeheartedly supports.
     
    I saw this window sticker on an SUV in a high-school parking lot:


    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61kHaZI-rlL.__AC_SX300_SY300_QL70_FMwebp_.jpg



    ¿Que carajo? Cruz answered with a refreshing "He was delicious."

    The "Gene Cornish of the Republican Party" could also counter with "This man won't draft your daughter."



    https://media.moddb.com/cache/images/groups/1/3/2258/thumb_620x2000/12662540_1222660617763868_3582897346021516997_n.jpg

    Replies: @J.Ross

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Buzz Mohawk


    She also lied in front of Ted Cruz about knowing anything about Critical Race Theory, which evidence proves she wholeheartedly supports.
     
    Instead of condemning CRT, we might be better off developing ways to hijack it. E.g., if this or that policy is termed "white supremacist", force them to admit that the rule of law itself is inherently so. Take 'em together, or leave 'em.
  22. I tried watching/listening to the Brown confirmation hearing on cspan but it’s basically boilerplate.

    Ok ok, it’s not boilerplate, it’s insipid.

    Unless she gets the Kavanaugh treatment, which is now the standard, it’s not a “legitimate” hearing.

    One way or another, she “can’t read cursive, sir.”

    What more do we need to know?

  23. Washing dreadlocks is a problem.

    I would imagine washing anything that doesn’t look clean after you wash it is a problem. I wash my own hair, my car, my clothes and they all tend to look better than they did before I washed them. How does one tell that dreadlocks have been washed?

    The SC nominee seems to fit the dress pattern of most dark black (African) women: After they get their hair, makeup and nails done, they look like they’re dressed up for Halloween, not work. This is because black women know that if they want to look “good”, they have to make themselves look as different from their natural selves as they possibly can. Extreme is their only option, they seem to think. They’re actually facing reality in their own way. The problem is they don’t actually look very good after such makeovers. There are some exceptions to this, of course, like Candace Owens, but I think it’s true for most dark black African women.

  24. What’s considered uniform shifts as we broaden our understanding of who belongs in these institutional spaces and what they bring with them when they enter.

    Isn’t the primary issue confronting the Senate at this confirmation which institutional space Chester the Molester belongs in, and for how long?

    …certified consultants charging anywhere from \$500 to well over \$1,000 to start the process, which involves using a special tool to interlock tiny sections of hair at the root. In addition, the style calls for another \$100 every four to six weeks for maintenance.

    Add to that hard-hearted, unsympathetic landlords coming ’round for the rent. A girl’s life is so hard!

    All of this helps explain why Jackson’s hairdo matters — particularly her Sisterlocks, a trademark look created by JoAnne Cornwell.

    You know what would be fascinating? A trademark hairdo created by Patricia Cornwell.

    Besides the older-woman/younger-man premise, the books include discomforting themes of scatology and sepsis.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patricia_Cornwell#Andy_Brazil/Judy_Hammer_series

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @Reg Cæsar

    Reg, wish she had the eight inch ear hoops and grills. Need to be authentic.

    Replies: @petit bourgeois

    , @HammerJack
    @Reg Cæsar


    Add to that hard-hearted, unsympathetic landlords coming ’round for the rent. A girl’s life is so hard!
     
    Where's art deco? He can tell us what proportion of America's negroes live in public housing, with vouchers, subsidies, section 8, etc etc.
  25. Rastamen like Bob Marley gravitated toward dreadlocks because a big mane made them look like the Lion of Judah on Ethiopian emperor Haile Selassie’s standard.

    Um, no. Dreadlocks were invented by the unwashed to cut down on head lice. Twisting strands together with sticky creosote repels bugs.

  26. A black woman is nominated to the Supreme Court and they talk about her hair. Some one find a photo of biden with his nose buried in her “locks.”

    • Replies: @Bard of Bumperstickers
    @Buffalo Joe

    Her hair is changing the face; her stance on chomosexuals is changing other body parts. Hopefully, Project Veritas or Snowden will release video of Justice Thomas rolling his eyes.

  27. All federal lawyer-judges suck, in that they’re unable to understand the simple English that the USC is written in. That is a FACT.

    I’m not surprised that the nominee would (could?) not define woman. A panelist should ask her, or any other living nominee who once sat in that witness chair, to read (hmm) and explain shall not be infringed. Each one of them would get it wrong, or else give some mealy-mouthed non-response about “not wanting to discuss blah blah blah”.

    Very sad.

    But the lawyer-senators will not accept, nor will a (often-lawyer) president nominate, someone who can actually understand the USC, i.e. not interpret it consistent with the big government principles of their dis-respective, political parties. So, they all pretend that the nominee is qualified, or not, by pointing out that the person:

    • has a trendy hairstyle.
    • is soft on crime (i.e. won’t railroad innocents).
    • graduated from an elite law school.
    • adopted a minority child.
    • comes with an ABA seal-of-approval.
    • once spoke dirty to an adult colleague.
    • likes to drink beer at parties.
    • has a scraggly beard.

    Pathetic.

  28. @Achmed E. Newman
    That was more information about black people's hair than I'd ever known, nor, I'm sorry to say, cared about. You are right they have a problem. It's not my problem though.

    Next on the docket:

    IRS v Freddy's Barber Shop: Is the $2,000 dreadlock tax credit Constitutional per the General Welfare clause or is it a Bill of Attainder?

    Replies: @PiltdownMan, @PiltdownMan, @Bardon Kaldlan

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @PiltdownMan

    Thanks, Piltdown. I remember the song but never saw the video before.

    , @Jenner Ickham Errican
    @PiltdownMan

    Another fish-out-of-water / walking world traveler track with a very similar sound:

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

  29. @Reg Cæsar

    What’s considered uniform shifts as we broaden our understanding of who belongs in these institutional spaces and what they bring with them when they enter.
     
    Isn't the primary issue confronting the Senate at this confirmation which institutional space Chester the Molester belongs in, and for how long?

    ...certified consultants charging anywhere from $500 to well over $1,000 to start the process, which involves using a special tool to interlock tiny sections of hair at the root. In addition, the style calls for another $100 every four to six weeks for maintenance.
     

    Add to that hard-hearted, unsympathetic landlords coming 'round for the rent. A girl's life is so hard!

    All of this helps explain why Jackson’s hairdo matters — particularly her Sisterlocks, a trademark look created by JoAnne Cornwell.
     
    You know what would be fascinating? A trademark hairdo created by Patricia Cornwell.

    Besides the older-woman/younger-man premise, the books include discomforting themes of scatology and sepsis.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patricia_Cornwell#Andy_Brazil/Judy_Hammer_series
     

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe, @HammerJack

    Reg, wish she had the eight inch ear hoops and grills. Need to be authentic.

    • Replies: @petit bourgeois
    @Buffalo Joe

    At least Judge Jumanji doesn't have a black power afro like that accessory to murder Angela Davis.

    But something tells me they share a common political and jurisprudential ideology.

  30. … And no one can forget the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s iconic collection of collars and scrunchies.

    I think the phrase “no one can forget” in this sentence is hyperbole.

    Yes.

    Washing dreadlocks is a problem.

    I think this sentence is not hyperbole.

  31. @Jack D

    I wrote about Judge Brown Jackson and black women’s LSAT scores in Taki’s Magazine a couple of weeks ago in “You Be the Judge.”
     
    Talking about Ketanji's LSAT scores as a qualification for the Supreme Ct. is racist. Talking about her hairstyle as a qualification for the Supreme Ct. is anti-racist.

    I listened to some of the Democrat senators touting her. One said that she should be confirmed because she went to a public high school, neglecting to mention that she was Harvard/Harvard after that. Another one said that she should be unanimously confirmed in a show of bipartisanship. Well, I think that train left the station when the Democrats tried the politics of personal destruction on Kavanaugh. At least no Republican has asked Brown about her high school dates.

    I'm not sure how you are supposed to maintain dreds (nor do I really want to know) but the idea that a Supreme Ct. justice doesn't wash her hair for weeks on end sounds pretty disgusting to me.

    In addition to all her other "firsts" , Ketanji will be the first S. Ct. Justice with a phony name made up of nonsense syllables.

    Replies: @Johann Ricke, @Hibernian, @houston 1992, @J.Ross, @ScarletNumber

    is it possible that Sen Manchin (Independent Dem-Appalachian Coal Country/ Deplorable Territories) wont vote for the nominee after her answers to defining a woman, and her approach to sentencing child porno distributors? Is that enough for her to lose if Collins ME etc vote against her also?

    • Replies: @Hibernian
    @houston 1992


    ...if Collins ME etc vote against her also?
     
    I predict Collins won't, Murkowski will. If Manchin votes against her Harris will cast the tie breaking vote.
  32. @Buffalo Joe
    A black woman is nominated to the Supreme Court and they talk about her hair. Some one find a photo of biden with his nose buried in her "locks."

    Replies: @Bard of Bumperstickers

    Her hair is changing the face; her stance on chomosexuals is changing other body parts. Hopefully, Project Veritas or Snowden will release video of Justice Thomas rolling his eyes.

  33. This is off topic, but interesting from an iSteve-y point of view of what the hell happened to universities.

    I’m afraid the “my little pony” themed site where the multi-part view of what happened yo English departments in academia might turn off people here, but one might remember that conservatism in any area is deciant these days. People who are conformist and/or social climbing tend to adopt high status philosophy. People who are deviant to the point of being reactionaries or even moderates in university English literature programs tend to be deviant in others.Regardless, i don’t think that most “bronies” are furries. I think bronieism is not a fetish, it’s just a way for non-conformists and eccentrics to have a social group.

    However unpopular college culture is with the masses,we see with critical race theory and transgenderism that college culture is being imposed on everyone, like it or no.

    Anyway, it’s an interesting series. Give it a read.

  34. Every* legal authority absolutely insisted, insisted, that this was a done deal, but now this hearing is a disaster, Republicans are saying “I don’t know,” and the candidate is one stray Democrat from withdrawal.
    And she’s relying on that contemptuous Obama tactic of obvious lying ([“]I learned about that at the same time you did, when CNN reported it[“]), of playing total disqualifying stupidity out of total lack of respect for the questioner. “Our” appointees are consistently obviously smarter and more solid, and “their” candidates have been real messes except for Breyer and notably Ginsberg.

    *Hugh Hewitt (Harvard, Michigan), the writers WSJ had in their op-ed on this candidate (surely top shelf), the Sekulow cabal (Harvard, Georgia, etc), I believe Jack D the JD, and on this point I have failed to consult Detroit Lawyer Guy and Glenn Greenwald, but that’s the lot and it’s a pretty good lot. And they were solid that this was a shoe-in, and called any effort otherwise wasted. It might still be a shoe-in but I don’t recall one of them foreseeing this mess.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @J.Ross


    foreseeing this mess
     
    What mess? You are counting your chickens before they are hatched. I'm guessing that no Dem will stray on this, but if they do, it won't be because of Brown's evasive "woman" answer, it's because Manchin is now a DINO in general. This is a one day "gotcha" story while chances are Brown will sit on the court for the next 30 or 40 years.

    Effort was not "wasted" in that Republicans will have talking points for the November election but as of now, I really doubt that they have scored any direct hits on Brown.

    The prediction that Brown was going to get a lot of (or any) Republican votes was always Leftist wishful thinking. Before she sat down, it was going to come down to Manchin and it still does but my prediction is that Manchin votes for her and the hearings will sink into history without a trace (other than maybe featuring in some fund raising emails and fall campaign ads).

    Replies: @J.Ross, @MEH 0910

  35. @Jack D

    I wrote about Judge Brown Jackson and black women’s LSAT scores in Taki’s Magazine a couple of weeks ago in “You Be the Judge.”
     
    Talking about Ketanji's LSAT scores as a qualification for the Supreme Ct. is racist. Talking about her hairstyle as a qualification for the Supreme Ct. is anti-racist.

    I listened to some of the Democrat senators touting her. One said that she should be confirmed because she went to a public high school, neglecting to mention that she was Harvard/Harvard after that. Another one said that she should be unanimously confirmed in a show of bipartisanship. Well, I think that train left the station when the Democrats tried the politics of personal destruction on Kavanaugh. At least no Republican has asked Brown about her high school dates.

    I'm not sure how you are supposed to maintain dreds (nor do I really want to know) but the idea that a Supreme Ct. justice doesn't wash her hair for weeks on end sounds pretty disgusting to me.

    In addition to all her other "firsts" , Ketanji will be the first S. Ct. Justice with a phony name made up of nonsense syllables.

    Replies: @Johann Ricke, @Hibernian, @houston 1992, @J.Ross, @ScarletNumber

    If you knew your hairstory, then you would know hair you’re combing from.

    https://lovelocsnatural.com/how-to-keep-dreads-healthy/

  36. @Jack D

    I wrote about Judge Brown Jackson and black women’s LSAT scores in Taki’s Magazine a couple of weeks ago in “You Be the Judge.”
     
    Talking about Ketanji's LSAT scores as a qualification for the Supreme Ct. is racist. Talking about her hairstyle as a qualification for the Supreme Ct. is anti-racist.

    I listened to some of the Democrat senators touting her. One said that she should be confirmed because she went to a public high school, neglecting to mention that she was Harvard/Harvard after that. Another one said that she should be unanimously confirmed in a show of bipartisanship. Well, I think that train left the station when the Democrats tried the politics of personal destruction on Kavanaugh. At least no Republican has asked Brown about her high school dates.

    I'm not sure how you are supposed to maintain dreds (nor do I really want to know) but the idea that a Supreme Ct. justice doesn't wash her hair for weeks on end sounds pretty disgusting to me.

    In addition to all her other "firsts" , Ketanji will be the first S. Ct. Justice with a phony name made up of nonsense syllables.

    Replies: @Johann Ricke, @Hibernian, @houston 1992, @J.Ross, @ScarletNumber

    In addition to all her other “firsts” , Ketanji will be the first S. Ct. Justice with a phony name made up of nonsense syllables.

    Potter has fallen out of favor as a given name, but at least it’s an English word. As is commonly the case with odd-sounding first names, it is actually his mother’s maiden name, as was Bushrod Washington. Also, I am going to spoiler this for fun, and I promise I’m not making this up: Ketanji has a brother, his name is

    [MORE]
    Ketajh

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @ScarletNumber

    Oh, that was another little Democrat "wrap yourself in the flag" trick (remember when Kerry said "reporting for duty") - they kept talking about how bro was a veteran AND a cop, in order to change the subject from how sis devoted her career to getting terrorists out of Gitmo so they could go back to Afghanistan and kill more Americans and getting light sentences for criminals. You would think that Ketajh was the one who was being nominated.

    BTW, Ketajh is cop no more, soldier no more. He is a Commercial Litigation Associate at K&L Gates (a Big Law lawyer).

    You forgot her sister, Ketamine. She's a real knockout.

    , @Ripple Earthdevil
    @ScarletNumber

    It's pretty common, especially in the South but elsewhere too, for men to be known by an unusual middle name which is indeed often the mother's maiden name, with an ordinary first name such as John, James, and often, William. E.g., James Strom Thurmond, John Townes Van Zandt, can't think of a William right now.

    Replies: @ScarletNumber

  37. A new horror film, Master by Mariama Diallo, is getting predictable accolades, thanks to its theme of black women facing microaggressions at an overwhelmingly white academy. Diallo previously made a short, Hair Wolf, in which staff at a black hair salon fend off a white female vampire sucking the lifeblood from black-hair culture.

  38. There is an interesting multipart blog-entry series on what the hell happened to college English literature departments. A former student who took some lit theory gives his view of what happened to English departments in academia.

    For those who don’t know, English departments are a few white male emeritus professors who love literature, some older white women who love lit and are fairly reasonable, though they lean left politically and socially, followed by younger people who make law school CRT theorists seem smart, sane, and moderate.

    While “smart” literature has a small following, we’ve seen CRT, “micro-aggressions, and transgenderism moved from being some weird things kids do at college to being imposed on the rest of society.

    To add insult to injury, college-level English profs are horrible writers. Seriously, clear, interesting, and persuasive writing seems to be beyond them. Perhaps they think that trying to be logical and persuasive is a tool of white European cishetropatriarchal normativity. The lit fic has become truly terrible. The culture is horrible, rigid, leftist, dull, and as far from being “reality-based” as Caitlynn Jenner is from the Platonic ideal of femininity.

    Anyway, I suggest giving the series a look-see.

    On a different note, it would be interesting to know how Russians took over the Communist Party from the Jews who ran it and put them in gulags without a holocaust. It might give us some insight on how to take back the culture from the current drivers.

    It’d be nice if we could move society onto a sane and sustainable trajectory of improvement (smarter, healthier, saner, and greener) without a holocaust or civil war.

  39. A ‘natural’ hairstyle that requires special tools and \$500/hr consultants to create and maintain.

    Speaking of natural hair, whatever happened to that Army guy…name like Pendelton but not quite … that manhandled the black guy with mental issues? I’m reminded of that case because of the Black Queen with the 70s ‘fro that caught the incident ‘on tape’.

  40. anon[412] • Disclaimer says:

    I never knew black women struggled so much with their hair. Of course I knew that they had that kinky hair, but I always just assumed that they had to spend some extra time with a hair straightening iron and some creams or something to get that straight hair. And I assumed that since women in general are so fussy about their hair and spend an inordinate amount of time dealing with it, that black women didn’t spend that much more time than other women dealing with their hair. I didn’t know that they had to use wigs and weaves and all that.

    • Replies: @Alden
    @anon

    Well, now you know the most important struggle going on in America today and forever. And you can even participate. Get on the internet and make comments lauding black women for their courage in fixing their hair every day of their lives. My Struggle or Jihad or Kampf

  41. @Arclight
    Higher status blacks absolutely treasure their supposed oppression - in fact, take it away, and they have almost no identity at all. This is the gift of white progressives, who for 60 years have nurtured the worst elements of black identity and culture and the result is that lower class blacks are dysfunctional to the point that they can barely function or contribute to mainstream society, and those in jobs in media, education, and politics that are dominated by the white left only have the door open to them so long as they dance to the tune progressives want, otherwise they have no use. There are certainly a lot of ordinary blacks that just go about their lives but like the white working class no one cares about them except when it comes to what they do on election day.

    In modern society to be white is to be tagged with a blood libel that can never be washed away, but at least whites have the benefit of knowing the titans of business, politics, and so on hate them and want to ruin their lives to enhance their own power because it's so blatant. Blacks have the misfortune of having the same thing inflicted on them by the same actors under the guise of caring about their welfare, and a lot of them buy it hook, line and sinker.

    Replies: @HammerJack, @PaceLaw

    From the original:

    But they are also one of the most costly natural hair styles out there. They are time-consuming and expensive to start, with certified consultants charging anywhere from \$500 to well over \$1,000 to start the process

    One thing comes to mind instantly. Chrome rims for yo ride!

    And people buy these on time, at usurious (racist) interest rates, so why not Loans 4 ur Locks?

    The next step would be public financing, as another component of reparations. Huh? Who are you to judge what other people choose to do with your money??

    Though I have to wonder how “most costly” and “natural” ended up in the same sentence.

    Black people’s hair has a long history of public interest

    There are so many things like this, which I somehow missed in my traditional, racist education. Oh well, live and learn.

    PS now I read Achmed right after Arclight.

  42. @Buffalo Joe
    @Reg Cæsar

    Reg, wish she had the eight inch ear hoops and grills. Need to be authentic.

    Replies: @petit bourgeois

    At least Judge Jumanji doesn’t have a black power afro like that accessory to murder Angela Davis.

    But something tells me they share a common political and jurisprudential ideology.

  43. @ScarletNumber
    @Jack D


    In addition to all her other “firsts” , Ketanji will be the first S. Ct. Justice with a phony name made up of nonsense syllables.
     
    Potter has fallen out of favor as a given name, but at least it's an English word. As is commonly the case with odd-sounding first names, it is actually his mother's maiden name, as was Bushrod Washington. Also, I am going to spoiler this for fun, and I promise I'm not making this up: Ketanji has a brother, his name is Ketajh

    Replies: @Jack D, @Ripple Earthdevil

    Oh, that was another little Democrat “wrap yourself in the flag” trick (remember when Kerry said “reporting for duty”) – they kept talking about how bro was a veteran AND a cop, in order to change the subject from how sis devoted her career to getting terrorists out of Gitmo so they could go back to Afghanistan and kill more Americans and getting light sentences for criminals. You would think that Ketajh was the one who was being nominated.

    BTW, Ketajh is cop no more, soldier no more. He is a Commercial Litigation Associate at K&L Gates (a Big Law lawyer).

    You forgot her sister, Ketamine. She’s a real knockout.

    • Thanks: bomag
  44. @Achmed E. Newman
    That was more information about black people's hair than I'd ever known, nor, I'm sorry to say, cared about. You are right they have a problem. It's not my problem though.

    Next on the docket:

    IRS v Freddy's Barber Shop: Is the $2,000 dreadlock tax credit Constitutional per the General Welfare clause or is it a Bill of Attainder?

    Replies: @PiltdownMan, @PiltdownMan, @Bardon Kaldlan

    Maybe shell get alopecia,like that squad member did,and go quite bald.

    • Replies: @Bardon Kaldlan
    @Bardon Kaldlan

    In lieu of events,this comment is quite prescient.

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldlan

  45. @Reg Cæsar

    What’s considered uniform shifts as we broaden our understanding of who belongs in these institutional spaces and what they bring with them when they enter.
     
    Isn't the primary issue confronting the Senate at this confirmation which institutional space Chester the Molester belongs in, and for how long?

    ...certified consultants charging anywhere from $500 to well over $1,000 to start the process, which involves using a special tool to interlock tiny sections of hair at the root. In addition, the style calls for another $100 every four to six weeks for maintenance.
     

    Add to that hard-hearted, unsympathetic landlords coming 'round for the rent. A girl's life is so hard!

    All of this helps explain why Jackson’s hairdo matters — particularly her Sisterlocks, a trademark look created by JoAnne Cornwell.
     
    You know what would be fascinating? A trademark hairdo created by Patricia Cornwell.

    Besides the older-woman/younger-man premise, the books include discomforting themes of scatology and sepsis.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patricia_Cornwell#Andy_Brazil/Judy_Hammer_series
     

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe, @HammerJack

    Add to that hard-hearted, unsympathetic landlords coming ’round for the rent. A girl’s life is so hard!

    Where’s art deco? He can tell us what proportion of America’s negroes live in public housing, with vouchers, subsidies, section 8, etc etc.

  46. @Arclight
    Higher status blacks absolutely treasure their supposed oppression - in fact, take it away, and they have almost no identity at all. This is the gift of white progressives, who for 60 years have nurtured the worst elements of black identity and culture and the result is that lower class blacks are dysfunctional to the point that they can barely function or contribute to mainstream society, and those in jobs in media, education, and politics that are dominated by the white left only have the door open to them so long as they dance to the tune progressives want, otherwise they have no use. There are certainly a lot of ordinary blacks that just go about their lives but like the white working class no one cares about them except when it comes to what they do on election day.

    In modern society to be white is to be tagged with a blood libel that can never be washed away, but at least whites have the benefit of knowing the titans of business, politics, and so on hate them and want to ruin their lives to enhance their own power because it's so blatant. Blacks have the misfortune of having the same thing inflicted on them by the same actors under the guise of caring about their welfare, and a lot of them buy it hook, line and sinker.

    Replies: @HammerJack, @PaceLaw

    You are absolutely spot-on Arclight. College-educated blacks absolutely love being viewed as perpetual victims of racism, even though they themselves may be well off (see Michelle Obama). This seems to be very bizarre and neurotic, if you ask me. Black intellectual John McWhorter even touched on this years ago, when he referenced the black tendency to want to keep whites “on the hook” for racism in perpetuity. I can only surmise that this type of thinking has led far too many blacks to believe that there’s a noble privilege in being a victim (evil whitey did this to us!!!), and as such, much can’t possibly be expected from the black community as a whole. By this way of thinking, whites will always be “on the hook” in an effort to make things right. Sad.

    https://www.salon.com/2003/01/14/mcwhorter_3/

    • Replies: @Arclight
    @PaceLaw

    A side effect of blacks being encouraged to hug victimhood is that when working in non-governmental jobs they are more likely to be steered into positions where their existence is just signaling rather than a genuine opportunity that could lead to better things. This is why companies are beefing up their DIE positions to they have black people in visible positions that theoretically carry some authority, but they definitely are not putting blacks into positions that affect their core business.

    Obviously there are lots of people of all stripes that would be perfectly content with a middle to upper middle class job that doesn't really have much responsibility and is strictly 9 to 5. But if you want to make decent money you have to be in a position to help the business grow and you certainly are not working just 40 hours a week. Unfortunately, our culture is not training a lot of blacks with some potential to take the latter route.

    Replies: @Jack D

  47. It’s possible that Ketanji is one of those extreme-outlier black women with a 170+ LSAT score.

    Given her record of ignoring the language of the law and just making shit up, she will probably do less damage if she’s not smart.

    Affirmative-Action SCOTUS Nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson Is A Kritarch Of The Worst Order

    https://vdare.com/posts/affirmative-action-scotus-nominee-ketanji-brown-jackson-is-a-kritarch-of-the-worst-order

    Ketanji+Kamala+Lisa Cook+Lori Lighfoot+Kim Foxx+Marilyn Mosby+ … = Shaniquatocracy = Rule by incompetent black women

  48. @Hibernian
    @Jack D


    Well, I think that train left the station when the Democrats tried the politics of personal destruction on Kavanaugh.
     
    It should have left the station when Bork was Borked. However, RBG was confirmed 97-3 and Breyer 91-9.

    Replies: @Hypnotoad666

    Bork was the last Supreme Court nominee who answered questions with a modicum of intellectual honesty. (He famously said he was attracted to the Court because it would be an “intellectual feast” to work on all those thorny legal problems — wrong answer! You’re supposed to be saving the Republic, not enjoying yourself) Ever since then, nominees are coached to the gills to avoid saying anything except “judges just call balls and strikes,” and “I can’t comment on hypothetical cases because they are hypothetical,” and “I can’t comment on actual cases because they are actual cases which may someday be before me.”)

    If Bork was black, I wonder if his weird beard would have been considered a brave and pioneering personal choice.

    • Agree: ScarletNumber, bomag
  49. @AnotherDad
    I do not want to be governed by the whims of Ketanji.

    Let's admit 1619 was a grievous mistake and untangle the American dreadlocks.

    Replies: @Jenner Ickham Errican

    Let’s admit 1619 was a grievous mistake and untangle the American dreadlocks.

    It’s a Gordian Knot and there’s one way to solve it.

    Importing, breeding, freeing, and granting citizenship to African slaves in the New World were crimes of moral miscegenation that both Planters and Puritans have much to repent for and much to amend. But there’s no need to wallow in gloom and sling counter-accusations amongst friends. JOIN OR DIE. The future is a living, throbbing Gordian Knot—a tangle of twisted, engorged veins and arteries daring a razor sharper than Occam’s to burst forth the yearning gore.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Jenner Ickham Errican


    African slaves, while officially counting in aggregate as 2/5 lesser...
     
    No, each one counted as 3/5 more-- to their overrepresented host. George Washington, though he owned few of the 300+ slaves at Mount Vernon, had representation the equivalent of 180+ Yankee yeomen on their stony farms.
  50. @PiltdownMan
    @Achmed E. Newman

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUNTk5xsxk4

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Jenner Ickham Errican

    Thanks, Piltdown. I remember the song but never saw the video before.

  51. @Buzz Mohawk
    She bald-face lied and claimed that she doesn't know what a woman is, so screw her. Not literally, of course.

    Garbage.

    Oh yes, and the hair bullshit is very funny. Ha ha ha.

    She also lied in front of Ted Cruz about knowing anything about Critical Race Theory, which evidence proves she wholeheartedly supports.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Reg Cæsar

    She also lied in front of Ted Cruz about knowing anything about Critical Race Theory, which evidence proves she wholeheartedly supports.

    I saw this window sticker on an SUV in a high-school parking lot:

    ¿Que carajo? Cruz answered with a refreshing “He was delicious.”

    The “Gene Cornish of the Republican Party” could also counter with “This man won’t draft your daughter.”

    [MORE]

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @Reg Cæsar

    This bizarre message is actually a reference to the 4chan joke that Cruz's father was the Zodiac killer (because a photograph of Cruz's father closely resembled a police sketch of the killer).

    Replies: @Alden, @Reg Cæsar

  52. Crime problem goes away once again –
    Look how this local Miami paper reports about a man accused of raping a woman in an aisle of Walmart. Look at the name given in the local CBS Miami paper.

    Police: Man Tried To Rape Woman Inside Miami Walmart
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A man is facing serious charges after police said he tried to rape a woman inside a Walmart store in Miami.

    They said Jarmal Bredan Harvey, 28, of Miami Gardens, approached a woman from behind, pulled her dress up and began grabbing her.
    That is when police said the victim turned and he pushed her to the ground.
    The victim began screaming for help when Harvey ripped off her underwear while grabbing her, according to the arrest report.
    A video that was posted on social media shows as other shoppers come to her rescue.
    The video shows one man on top of Harvey as other shoppers jump in to help.
    The good Samaritans held Harvey until police arrived.
    Harvey was taken into custody by Miami-Dade police officers.
    He is now facing sexual battery charges.
    Harvey was transported to the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center.
    Investigators believe that there may be additional victims and are urging anyone who was victimized by Harvey to contact the Sex Crimes Investigation Unit at (305) 715-3300

    https://miami.cbslocal.com/2022/03/23/attempted-rape-miami-walmart/

    Now look how the NY Post reports on the same incident:

    Walmart shoppers tackle man who allegedly tried to rape woman: video

    Dramatic video caught the moment Walmart shoppers in Miami rushed in to grab a man who allegedly tried to rape a woman after he lifted her dress and tore off her underwear.
    The frightening incident took place about 9:30 p.m. Sunday inside the Miami-Dade store on Northwest 79th Street, where the man approached the victim from behind, NBC Miami reported.
    The suspect, identified as Bredan Harvey, 28, of Miami Gardens, pulled up the woman’s dress, grabbed her private parts and ripped off her underwear after he shoved her to the floor, police said.
    But other shoppers rushed to the woman’s aid after she began screaming.
    Cellphone video posted on Only in Dade show the good Samaritans pulling the alleged would-be rapist off the woman and holding him down until cops arrived

    https://nypost.com/2022/03/23/video-walmart-shoppers-tackle-alleged-would-be-rapist/

    The same is true for pretty much every online news outlet besides the local paper showing his name as the racially ambiguous Bredan Harvey instead of Jarmal Bredan Harvey. Any comments @Steve?

    • Replies: @Stan Adams
    @ginger bread man

    Bredan is his first name. Jarmal is his middle name:
    https://miamidadefl.mugshots.zone/harvey-bredan-jarmal-mugshot-03-12-2022/

    The video got a good deal of exposure on all the local stations the other day:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-Inv56MAuQ

  53. @The Last Real Calvinist
    Judging by the photo, Judge Brown-Jackson's hairstyle choice appears to be a reasonable one. She'll be a boring, predictable, terrible SC justice, of course, but she doesn't give off the nasty vibe so many others with her politics do. Or maybe she's better at hiding it than, say, Kamala.

    OT: Instapundit is reporting that at Brentwood High School in the LA area, this year almost no white students got into UC schools, compared to past years in which a big majority of them routinely would. It's a clear sign that the no-test-scores UC admissions process is producing the desired result. Parents not happy . . . .

    Replies: @Mike Tre, @fish, @International Jew, @Alden

    It’s a clear sign that the no-test-scores UC admissions process is producing the desired result. Parents not happy . . . .

    Sounds like it’s time for a tax strike! Diversity is too expensive for California!

  54. @Jenner Ickham Errican
    @AnotherDad


    Let’s admit 1619 was a grievous mistake and untangle the American dreadlocks.
     
    It’s a Gordian Knot and there’s one way to solve it.

    Importing, breeding, freeing, and granting citizenship to African slaves in the New World were crimes of moral miscegenation that both Planters and Puritans have much to repent for and much to amend. But there’s no need to wallow in gloom and sling counter-accusations amongst friends. JOIN OR DIE. The future is a living, throbbing Gordian Knot—a tangle of twisted, engorged veins and arteries daring a razor sharper than Occam’s to burst forth the yearning gore.
     

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    African slaves, while officially counting in aggregate as 2/5 lesser…

    No, each one counted as 3/5 more– to their overrepresented host. George Washington, though he owned few of the 300+ slaves at Mount Vernon, had representation the equivalent of 180+ Yankee yeomen on their stony farms.

  55. @Buzz Mohawk
    She bald-face lied and claimed that she doesn't know what a woman is, so screw her. Not literally, of course.

    Garbage.

    Oh yes, and the hair bullshit is very funny. Ha ha ha.

    She also lied in front of Ted Cruz about knowing anything about Critical Race Theory, which evidence proves she wholeheartedly supports.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Reg Cæsar

    She also lied in front of Ted Cruz about knowing anything about Critical Race Theory, which evidence proves she wholeheartedly supports.

    Instead of condemning CRT, we might be better off developing ways to hijack it. E.g., if this or that policy is termed “white supremacist”, force them to admit that the rule of law itself is inherently so. Take ’em together, or leave ’em.

  56. @ScarletNumber
    @Jack D


    In addition to all her other “firsts” , Ketanji will be the first S. Ct. Justice with a phony name made up of nonsense syllables.
     
    Potter has fallen out of favor as a given name, but at least it's an English word. As is commonly the case with odd-sounding first names, it is actually his mother's maiden name, as was Bushrod Washington. Also, I am going to spoiler this for fun, and I promise I'm not making this up: Ketanji has a brother, his name is Ketajh

    Replies: @Jack D, @Ripple Earthdevil

    It’s pretty common, especially in the South but elsewhere too, for men to be known by an unusual middle name which is indeed often the mother’s maiden name, with an ordinary first name such as John, James, and often, William. E.g., James Strom Thurmond, John Townes Van Zandt, can’t think of a William right now.

    • Replies: @ScarletNumber
    @Ripple Earthdevil

    Not a southerner but an aristocratic New Yorker, William Averell Harriman served as governor 1955-58 as well as Secretary of Commerce under Truman as well as Ambassador to the Court of St. James's. He was two after Joe Kennedy in the latter capacity.

  57. OT Hopefully this has no chance of passing, but it’s illustrative of the utter worthlessness of Democrats. Now that we’ve killed American energy strength and dropped Russian oil, how can we mitigate the high gas prices? Of course — another round of stimulus checks!

    A new bill proposed by three Democrats – Reps. Mike Thompson of California, John Larson of Connecticut and Lauren Underwood of Illinois – could be worth \$300 each month to some families if the price of a gallon stays above \$4.

    ‘Americans are feeling the impact at the pump of Vladimir Putin’s illegal invasion of Ukraine, and right now we must work together on commonsense policy solutions to ease the financial burden that my constituents are feeling,’ Thompson said in a news release.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10645593/Democrats-push-300-month-checks-help-Americans-struggling-pay-sky-high-gas-prices.html

    The only way to more efficiently destroy America would be to directly nuke it, and they’re working on that too.

  58. @Reg Cæsar
    @Buzz Mohawk


    She also lied in front of Ted Cruz about knowing anything about Critical Race Theory, which evidence proves she wholeheartedly supports.
     
    I saw this window sticker on an SUV in a high-school parking lot:


    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61kHaZI-rlL.__AC_SX300_SY300_QL70_FMwebp_.jpg



    ¿Que carajo? Cruz answered with a refreshing "He was delicious."

    The "Gene Cornish of the Republican Party" could also counter with "This man won't draft your daughter."



    https://media.moddb.com/cache/images/groups/1/3/2258/thumb_620x2000/12662540_1222660617763868_3582897346021516997_n.jpg

    Replies: @J.Ross

    This bizarre message is actually a reference to the 4chan joke that Cruz’s father was the Zodiac killer (because a photograph of Cruz’s father closely resembled a police sketch of the killer).

    • Replies: @Alden
    @J.Ross

    I thought Cruz father was the guy photographed with Lee Harvey Oswald arguing about Castro. He sure got around.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Buzz Mohawk

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @J.Ross


    ...the 4chan joke that Cruz’s father was the Zodiac killer (because a photograph of Cruz’s father closely resembled a police sketch of the killer).
     
    You don't hear much about Nikolas Cruz anymore.


    Judge sets aside 3 weeks for MSD shooter Nikolas Cruz jury selection
  59. The significance of appearance isn’t just about styling choices. It’s about identity, life experience and perspective.

    It’s about cultural appropriation of a weird Jamaican religious sect.

  60. @Dr. X
    Ketanji Jackson "can't define" what a woman is, says "I'm not a biologist":

    https://www.foxnews.com/media/outrage-ketanji-brown-jackson-tells-senators-woman-bizarre

    Replies: @Meretricious, @J, @Hypnotoad666

    “Ketanji Jackson “can’t define” what a woman is, says “I’m not a biologist”:
    dude, we all know that she was probably prepped for that iSteve ex-men question–LOL. She was smart to pass but she was dumb to pass so maladroitly (Scalia – 3 SD)

  61. @PiltdownMan
    @Achmed E. Newman

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUNTk5xsxk4

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Jenner Ickham Errican

    Another fish-out-of-water / walking world traveler track with a very similar sound:

  62. @ginger bread man
    Crime problem goes away once again -
    Look how this local Miami paper reports about a man accused of raping a woman in an aisle of Walmart. Look at the name given in the local CBS Miami paper.

    Police: Man Tried To Rape Woman Inside Miami Walmart
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A man is facing serious charges after police said he tried to rape a woman inside a Walmart store in Miami.

    They said Jarmal Bredan Harvey, 28, of Miami Gardens, approached a woman from behind, pulled her dress up and began grabbing her.
    That is when police said the victim turned and he pushed her to the ground.
    The victim began screaming for help when Harvey ripped off her underwear while grabbing her, according to the arrest report.
    A video that was posted on social media shows as other shoppers come to her rescue.
    The video shows one man on top of Harvey as other shoppers jump in to help.
    The good Samaritans held Harvey until police arrived.
    Harvey was taken into custody by Miami-Dade police officers.
    He is now facing sexual battery charges.
    Harvey was transported to the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center.
    Investigators believe that there may be additional victims and are urging anyone who was victimized by Harvey to contact the Sex Crimes Investigation Unit at (305) 715-3300
     

    Https://miami.cbslocal.com/2022/03/23/attempted-rape-miami-walmart/

    Now look how the NY Post reports on the same incident:


    Walmart shoppers tackle man who allegedly tried to rape woman: video

    Dramatic video caught the moment Walmart shoppers in Miami rushed in to grab a man who allegedly tried to rape a woman after he lifted her dress and tore off her underwear.
    The frightening incident took place about 9:30 p.m. Sunday inside the Miami-Dade store on Northwest 79th Street, where the man approached the victim from behind, NBC Miami reported.
    The suspect, identified as Bredan Harvey, 28, of Miami Gardens, pulled up the woman’s dress, grabbed her private parts and ripped off her underwear after he shoved her to the floor, police said.
    But other shoppers rushed to the woman’s aid after she began screaming.
    Cellphone video posted on Only in Dade show the good Samaritans pulling the alleged would-be rapist off the woman and holding him down until cops arrived
     

    https://nypost.com/2022/03/23/video-walmart-shoppers-tackle-alleged-would-be-rapist/

    The same is true for pretty much every online news outlet besides the local paper showing his name as the racially ambiguous Bredan Harvey instead of Jarmal Bredan Harvey. Any comments @Steve?

    Replies: @Stan Adams

    Bredan is his first name. Jarmal is his middle name:
    https://miamidadefl.mugshots.zone/harvey-bredan-jarmal-mugshot-03-12-2022/

    The video got a good deal of exposure on all the local stations the other day:

  63. “Doesn’t look like America”? Clarence Thomas alone makes the court 11% black, which is just shy of their share of the overall population.
    What they must mean is that it doesn’t look like the federal bureaucracy.

  64. @The Last Real Calvinist
    Judging by the photo, Judge Brown-Jackson's hairstyle choice appears to be a reasonable one. She'll be a boring, predictable, terrible SC justice, of course, but she doesn't give off the nasty vibe so many others with her politics do. Or maybe she's better at hiding it than, say, Kamala.

    OT: Instapundit is reporting that at Brentwood High School in the LA area, this year almost no white students got into UC schools, compared to past years in which a big majority of them routinely would. It's a clear sign that the no-test-scores UC admissions process is producing the desired result. Parents not happy . . . .

    Replies: @Mike Tre, @fish, @International Jew, @Alden

    But how many Chinese and Indians? I guarantee you that those are BHS’s new UC students by and large.
    In California, a lot of white kids go off to the state U of other states. Arizona, Oregon, Colorado and quite often the Big Ten (ie the Midwest). I think this is to some extent a case of racial sorting (and of course to an extent the extreme difficulty of getting in to the better public U’s in California). Thus, after paying for the California schools through their taxes, these kids’ parents get to pay out of state tuition elsewhere.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @International Jew

    Problem: Asians are actually okay with spending money so long as they don't think they're getting cheated. Status is the most important thing to them and paying a hefty price tag is a legitimate part of status. So this injustice will not resolve from the exploited becoming exhausted. They will foot the bill for destructive programs until there is a status interruption.

  65. J says:
    @Dr. X
    Ketanji Jackson "can't define" what a woman is, says "I'm not a biologist":

    https://www.foxnews.com/media/outrage-ketanji-brown-jackson-tells-senators-woman-bizarre

    Replies: @Meretricious, @J, @Hypnotoad666

    What is a woman? She says that her job is to decide between two opposing definitions, but she has none. She refuses to decide who is a woman because she is not a biologist. She needs the expert opinion of a biologist to take a decision on that controversial matter. She is most careful and elusive. She would not answer even the hour. Are you sure America needs a judge like that?

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @J

    Brown has been instructed by her handlers not to say anything controversial. Not to say anything at all. She did as she was instructed and did not fall into any traps and (assuming that she said little enough to not sway Manchin against her) she will be confirmed. This is how the game is played. She did not invent the game. Don't hate the player, hate the game.

    It is quite obvious from her background and history that she will be a reliable liberal vote just as it was quite obvious that Barrett will be (is) a reliable conservative vote. No one needs pompous Senators who love the sound of their own voices asking long winded questions to determine this. If the liberal position is that men can also be women, she will follow along with this despite her unwillingness to say anything about it now. There is no real doubt.

    To the extent that the hearings had to do with anything at all, they had to do with the Republican platform for the fall election and nothing to do with Brown herself, and few if any Republicans were going to vote for her regardless of what she said and (hopefully for Biden) all of the Democrat votes were also predetermined UNLESS she made some major slip and actually told the truth, which she is too smart to do.

  66. @The Last Real Calvinist
    Judging by the photo, Judge Brown-Jackson's hairstyle choice appears to be a reasonable one. She'll be a boring, predictable, terrible SC justice, of course, but she doesn't give off the nasty vibe so many others with her politics do. Or maybe she's better at hiding it than, say, Kamala.

    OT: Instapundit is reporting that at Brentwood High School in the LA area, this year almost no white students got into UC schools, compared to past years in which a big majority of them routinely would. It's a clear sign that the no-test-scores UC admissions process is producing the desired result. Parents not happy . . . .

    Replies: @Mike Tre, @fish, @International Jew, @Alden

    The oldest grandchildren, the twins were accepted at every college they applied to. And have been granted scholarships ranging from 85K to 130K over the 4 years. They didn’t even take the SATs Because most colleges have made them optional.

    Guess what box was checked when they entered grade school, which box on their high school applications, and their college applications????????????????

    • Replies: @Clyde
    @Alden

    Chinese.

  67. @Dr. X
    Ketanji Jackson "can't define" what a woman is, says "I'm not a biologist":

    https://www.foxnews.com/media/outrage-ketanji-brown-jackson-tells-senators-woman-bizarre

    Replies: @Meretricious, @J, @Hypnotoad666

    At least she admitted the answer is based on biology. The real SJW position is that “anyone who identifies as a woman is a woman. Period.”

  68. @Mike Tre
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    Similar to how some here have no sympathy for the women's sports programs that find themselves in a conundrum with the precarious tranny issue, I have no sympathy for the residents of Brentwood and their children. Unlike the working class or some girl who wants to swim on her university's swim team, these residents of Brentwood clearly have some measurable amount of clout and or influence. they probably could have put the brakes on some of this stuff if they weren't applauding it before they released their kids would be affected. Screw them. Send your spoiled brats to DeVry instead.

    Replies: @Alden

    Brentwood high school is a private K-12 school located in the neighborhood of Brentwood in West Los Angeles. . Where Kamala Harris lives. Neighborhood public high school is University High.
    Brentwood is even more heavily Jewish than Bel Air and Beverly Hills. I don’t know about Brentwood school. Beverly Hills Bel Air Brentwood Westwood Santa Monica West Los Angeles Century City is where gazillions is raised by every democrat president and the DNC. Usually in the hotel ballrooms of Century City as West Los Angeles is close to the airport and the LA secret service headquarters is in the Veterans Administration grounds.

    The entire WLA area is full of very very very wealthy democrats. You know the type. And it couldn’t happen to a better group. Let their kids suffer the same discrimination other Whites have suffered for the past 2 generations.

    In fact, I hope the grandparents who marched to Selma and wept and wailed when MLK died are still alive. All that expensive school tuition, supervising hours of homework, extra tutoring paying a driver to deliver the kids to the endless activities White kids are required to do for college applications. All to no avail. And grandparents often pay for the private school tuition.

    All that effort time and money. When all they had to do was check the right box.

  69. @J.Ross
    @Reg Cæsar

    This bizarre message is actually a reference to the 4chan joke that Cruz's father was the Zodiac killer (because a photograph of Cruz's father closely resembled a police sketch of the killer).

    Replies: @Alden, @Reg Cæsar

    I thought Cruz father was the guy photographed with Lee Harvey Oswald arguing about Castro. He sure got around.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @Alden

    He did, and he was very possibly an asset -- a bright, energetic, ideologically convicted young Cuban, in the US after having become political to protest Batista, equally against Castro come the revolution, moving around quite a bit (thus Ted being born in Canada) with extended time in Texas and ending up in -- Belzer's ready and there if you aren't -- New Orleans (which was the CIA center for reaching Cuba by small plane). If he wasn't an asset he must have rubbed elbows and been offered jobs by that other sort of Cuban. All the right places plus the right background and foreground.
    I still think there should be a Coen brothers type movie about Cubans tricked into the Bay of Pigs, then screwed by the CIA a half dozen ways, and finally insulted with Liddy and Hunt's brilliant schemes.

    , @Buzz Mohawk
    @Alden

    LOL. Obviously Cruz's father was Zelig.

    Cruz himself is a strange but smart bird. We might have been better off if he had beaten Trump for the nomination in 2016 and gone on to win the presidency (but Cruz probably would have then lost to Hillary, so it's a moot point.) At least he would have known what he was doing. Watching him use cross-examination to trap Ketanji Brown Jackson in her own lies was a pleasure.

    Replies: @Cool Daddy Jimbo

  70. @International Jew
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    But how many Chinese and Indians? I guarantee you that those are BHS's new UC students by and large.
    In California, a lot of white kids go off to the state U of other states. Arizona, Oregon, Colorado and quite often the Big Ten (ie the Midwest). I think this is to some extent a case of racial sorting (and of course to an extent the extreme difficulty of getting in to the better public U's in California). Thus, after paying for the California schools through their taxes, these kids' parents get to pay out of state tuition elsewhere.

    Replies: @J.Ross

    Problem: Asians are actually okay with spending money so long as they don’t think they’re getting cheated. Status is the most important thing to them and paying a hefty price tag is a legitimate part of status. So this injustice will not resolve from the exploited becoming exhausted. They will foot the bill for destructive programs until there is a status interruption.

  71. @anon
    I never knew black women struggled so much with their hair. Of course I knew that they had that kinky hair, but I always just assumed that they had to spend some extra time with a hair straightening iron and some creams or something to get that straight hair. And I assumed that since women in general are so fussy about their hair and spend an inordinate amount of time dealing with it, that black women didn't spend that much more time than other women dealing with their hair. I didn't know that they had to use wigs and weaves and all that.

    Replies: @Alden

    Well, now you know the most important struggle going on in America today and forever. And you can even participate. Get on the internet and make comments lauding black women for their courage in fixing their hair every day of their lives. My Struggle or Jihad or Kampf

  72. @Alden
    @J.Ross

    I thought Cruz father was the guy photographed with Lee Harvey Oswald arguing about Castro. He sure got around.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Buzz Mohawk

    He did, and he was very possibly an asset — a bright, energetic, ideologically convicted young Cuban, in the US after having become political to protest Batista, equally against Castro come the revolution, moving around quite a bit (thus Ted being born in Canada) with extended time in Texas and ending up in — Belzer’s ready and there if you aren’t — New Orleans (which was the CIA center for reaching Cuba by small plane). If he wasn’t an asset he must have rubbed elbows and been offered jobs by that other sort of Cuban. All the right places plus the right background and foreground.
    I still think there should be a Coen brothers type movie about Cubans tricked into the Bay of Pigs, then screwed by the CIA a half dozen ways, and finally insulted with Liddy and Hunt’s brilliant schemes.

  73. Once superficial characteristics have been exhausted as a career leg-up. – skin (black), hair (black), body odour (black – just guessing), body mass (lots of, preferably black) – perhaps the content of character might be scraped. Whole nonsense reminds me of a Gary Larson cartoon where the girl says to the date – dressed in the most extravagant clown outfit across the booth – “I always judge a man by his shoes”. And your eyes pan down below the table to this chap’s pair of Mississippi barges with flowers at the toes.

  74. @Alden
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    The oldest grandchildren, the twins were accepted at every college they applied to. And have been granted scholarships ranging from 85K to 130K over the 4 years. They didn’t even take the SATs Because most colleges have made them optional.

    Guess what box was checked when they entered grade school, which box on their high school applications, and their college applications????????????????

    Replies: @Clyde

    Chinese.

  75. @Meretricious
    The judge looks fine is if you like Jacoby & Meyers chic. This woman just does not look like a smart woman, and either does Sotomayor. Affirmative action is a disaster in high-IQ occupations.

    Replies: @Eustace Tilley (not)

    “What’s evasiveness?” “Ain’t no philologist.”
    “What’s a caprolite?” “Ain’t no geologist.”
    So she’ll just have to pass
    As to “elbow” and “ass”
    ‘Cause she sho’ enuff ain’t no biologist.

    • LOL: Calvin Hobbes
  76. @Alden
    @J.Ross

    I thought Cruz father was the guy photographed with Lee Harvey Oswald arguing about Castro. He sure got around.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Buzz Mohawk

    LOL. Obviously Cruz’s father was Zelig.

    Cruz himself is a strange but smart bird. We might have been better off if he had beaten Trump for the nomination in 2016 and gone on to win the presidency (but Cruz probably would have then lost to Hillary, so it’s a moot point.) At least he would have known what he was doing. Watching him use cross-examination to trap Ketanji Brown Jackson in her own lies was a pleasure.

    • Replies: @Cool Daddy Jimbo
    @Buzz Mohawk

    "We might have been better off if he had beaten Trump for the nomination in 2016 and gone on to win the presidency (but Cruz probably would have then lost to Hillary, so it’s a moot point.)"

    I've always thought that Trump was the only person in the USA who could have beaten Hilary, and the only person in the USA who could lose to Biden. Strange world.

  77. @PaceLaw
    @Arclight

    You are absolutely spot-on Arclight. College-educated blacks absolutely love being viewed as perpetual victims of racism, even though they themselves may be well off (see Michelle Obama). This seems to be very bizarre and neurotic, if you ask me. Black intellectual John McWhorter even touched on this years ago, when he referenced the black tendency to want to keep whites “on the hook” for racism in perpetuity. I can only surmise that this type of thinking has led far too many blacks to believe that there’s a noble privilege in being a victim (evil whitey did this to us!!!), and as such, much can’t possibly be expected from the black community as a whole. By this way of thinking, whites will always be “on the hook” in an effort to make things right. Sad.

    https://www.salon.com/2003/01/14/mcwhorter_3/

    Replies: @Arclight

    A side effect of blacks being encouraged to hug victimhood is that when working in non-governmental jobs they are more likely to be steered into positions where their existence is just signaling rather than a genuine opportunity that could lead to better things. This is why companies are beefing up their DIE positions to they have black people in visible positions that theoretically carry some authority, but they definitely are not putting blacks into positions that affect their core business.

    Obviously there are lots of people of all stripes that would be perfectly content with a middle to upper middle class job that doesn’t really have much responsibility and is strictly 9 to 5. But if you want to make decent money you have to be in a position to help the business grow and you certainly are not working just 40 hours a week. Unfortunately, our culture is not training a lot of blacks with some potential to take the latter route.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Arclight

    I really don't have the feeling that business is leaving million $ bills on the sidewalk in the form of untapped black potential. As it is, due to affirmative action from birth onward, most blacks are in over their heads in whatever roles they are assigned. They are kept in safe positions where they can't do a lot of damage for good reason. Even if they are in line positions, a popular tactic is to make the well spoken Kentanji type black lady the public face but back in the office she has E. Asian/S. Asian/Jewish clerks who are doing the real work.

    Replies: @Arclight

  78. @Mike Tre
    You know, you flushed a comment I made about this female a couple weeks ago that contained no profanity, sexual innuendo, or otherwise potentially embarrassing content to iSailer. All I said, in a somewhat annoyed tone, is that this female is little more than yet another negro female homer who will do little more than use her position to establish more power for negroes and by short term necessity, other minorities.

    "In general, she seems like a lady, wife, and mother with a nice smile, which I suspect old Joe Biden noticed when picking her out from the limited number of black women not wholly unqualified for his nomination."

    So yeah, the weird fawning above is annoying, because hers is a carefully crafted veneer; the presentable negress, who can speak English without slipping into giiiiirl! jive. Congratulations are apparently in order.

    She's nothing but another nail in the coffin for this country, but hey, she seems like a lady. Whatever TF that's supposed to justify.

    Replies: @Inquiring Mind

    Judge Jackson may seem like a lady, but the good judge doesn’t know how to explain who is a lady. Is a lady a person with specific anatomical features, “lady parts” in the vernacular, or if there is some other operative definition?

    At least some of the 50 states have detailed descriptions of such anatomical features in statutes governing which parts or portions thereof may be exposed in public? Are there biologists among the members of the state legislatures, or do they have biologists on staff?

    Could biologists be qualified as expert witnesses in legislative hearings or in court proceedings to figure this all out?

  79. @Buzz Mohawk
    @Alden

    LOL. Obviously Cruz's father was Zelig.

    Cruz himself is a strange but smart bird. We might have been better off if he had beaten Trump for the nomination in 2016 and gone on to win the presidency (but Cruz probably would have then lost to Hillary, so it's a moot point.) At least he would have known what he was doing. Watching him use cross-examination to trap Ketanji Brown Jackson in her own lies was a pleasure.

    Replies: @Cool Daddy Jimbo

    “We might have been better off if he had beaten Trump for the nomination in 2016 and gone on to win the presidency (but Cruz probably would have then lost to Hillary, so it’s a moot point.)”

    I’ve always thought that Trump was the only person in the USA who could have beaten Hilary, and the only person in the USA who could lose to Biden. Strange world.

  80. @Arclight
    @PaceLaw

    A side effect of blacks being encouraged to hug victimhood is that when working in non-governmental jobs they are more likely to be steered into positions where their existence is just signaling rather than a genuine opportunity that could lead to better things. This is why companies are beefing up their DIE positions to they have black people in visible positions that theoretically carry some authority, but they definitely are not putting blacks into positions that affect their core business.

    Obviously there are lots of people of all stripes that would be perfectly content with a middle to upper middle class job that doesn't really have much responsibility and is strictly 9 to 5. But if you want to make decent money you have to be in a position to help the business grow and you certainly are not working just 40 hours a week. Unfortunately, our culture is not training a lot of blacks with some potential to take the latter route.

    Replies: @Jack D

    I really don’t have the feeling that business is leaving million \$ bills on the sidewalk in the form of untapped black potential. As it is, due to affirmative action from birth onward, most blacks are in over their heads in whatever roles they are assigned. They are kept in safe positions where they can’t do a lot of damage for good reason. Even if they are in line positions, a popular tactic is to make the well spoken Kentanji type black lady the public face but back in the office she has E. Asian/S. Asian/Jewish clerks who are doing the real work.

    • Agree: AceDeuce
    • Replies: @Arclight
    @Jack D

    That's not quite the point I was trying to make. Rather, it's that if you are a smart and motivated black man or woman, the current culture means potential employers will look at you first and foremost as a visible token rather than actual talent to be developed, so unless you are willing to settle for the former role you are probably going to consistently face latent institutional resistance to the latter track.

    Replies: @Jack D

  81. @J
    @Dr. X

    What is a woman? She says that her job is to decide between two opposing definitions, but she has none. She refuses to decide who is a woman because she is not a biologist. She needs the expert opinion of a biologist to take a decision on that controversial matter. She is most careful and elusive. She would not answer even the hour. Are you sure America needs a judge like that?

    Replies: @Jack D

    Brown has been instructed by her handlers not to say anything controversial. Not to say anything at all. She did as she was instructed and did not fall into any traps and (assuming that she said little enough to not sway Manchin against her) she will be confirmed. This is how the game is played. She did not invent the game. Don’t hate the player, hate the game.

    It is quite obvious from her background and history that she will be a reliable liberal vote just as it was quite obvious that Barrett will be (is) a reliable conservative vote. No one needs pompous Senators who love the sound of their own voices asking long winded questions to determine this. If the liberal position is that men can also be women, she will follow along with this despite her unwillingness to say anything about it now. There is no real doubt.

    To the extent that the hearings had to do with anything at all, they had to do with the Republican platform for the fall election and nothing to do with Brown herself, and few if any Republicans were going to vote for her regardless of what she said and (hopefully for Biden) all of the Democrat votes were also predetermined UNLESS she made some major slip and actually told the truth, which she is too smart to do.

  82. Maybe so about her hair. What’s for sure is that it won’t be her scintillating intellect that’ll “change the face of American justice”.

  83. Lyndsey Graham was so b*tchy to her he inadvertently made me like her. Example #568 of Republicans being less than worthless against the Left.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @Ian Smith

    Graham's performance was actually correct. Terrorists and pedophiles are indeed not good. As with the Kavanaugh saga. It looks like his schtick is to pretend to be a Republican during Supreme Court nominee examinations, then rip off the mask as soon as that nastiness is over.

  84. @Jack D
    @Arclight

    I really don't have the feeling that business is leaving million $ bills on the sidewalk in the form of untapped black potential. As it is, due to affirmative action from birth onward, most blacks are in over their heads in whatever roles they are assigned. They are kept in safe positions where they can't do a lot of damage for good reason. Even if they are in line positions, a popular tactic is to make the well spoken Kentanji type black lady the public face but back in the office she has E. Asian/S. Asian/Jewish clerks who are doing the real work.

    Replies: @Arclight

    That’s not quite the point I was trying to make. Rather, it’s that if you are a smart and motivated black man or woman, the current culture means potential employers will look at you first and foremost as a visible token rather than actual talent to be developed, so unless you are willing to settle for the former role you are probably going to consistently face latent institutional resistance to the latter track.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Arclight

    What a shame to be overpromoted and overpaid and given jobs where you don't have to work very hard. Is there no end to white racism?

    You are positing that there exists underutilized "actual talent". In my experience, in any area where blacks are actually talented, they are fully utilized - e.g. sports and entertainment. In other fields - business and the professions, I don't think there is any underutilization to speak of at all. Due to the nature of the normal distribution and the fact that the black IQ mean is shifted 1 SD to the left, black people with actual talent in any field involving intellectual accomplishment are exceedingly rare. At a place like Harvard Law School or a PhD. program in mathematics at Stanford, the number of blacks that you could expect to see at the top of the class would be a statistical zero, comparable to the number of Asian cornerbacks in the NFL.

  85. @J.Ross
    Every* legal authority absolutely insisted, insisted, that this was a done deal, but now this hearing is a disaster, Republicans are saying "I don't know," and the candidate is one stray Democrat from withdrawal.
    And she's relying on that contemptuous Obama tactic of obvious lying (["]I learned about that at the same time you did, when CNN reported it["]), of playing total disqualifying stupidity out of total lack of respect for the questioner. "Our" appointees are consistently obviously smarter and more solid, and "their" candidates have been real messes except for Breyer and notably Ginsberg.

    *Hugh Hewitt (Harvard, Michigan), the writers WSJ had in their op-ed on this candidate (surely top shelf), the Sekulow cabal (Harvard, Georgia, etc), I believe Jack D the JD, and on this point I have failed to consult Detroit Lawyer Guy and Glenn Greenwald, but that's the lot and it's a pretty good lot. And they were solid that this was a shoe-in, and called any effort otherwise wasted. It might still be a shoe-in but I don't recall one of them foreseeing this mess.

    Replies: @Jack D

    foreseeing this mess

    What mess? You are counting your chickens before they are hatched. I’m guessing that no Dem will stray on this, but if they do, it won’t be because of Brown’s evasive “woman” answer, it’s because Manchin is now a DINO in general. This is a one day “gotcha” story while chances are Brown will sit on the court for the next 30 or 40 years.

    Effort was not “wasted” in that Republicans will have talking points for the November election but as of now, I really doubt that they have scored any direct hits on Brown.

    The prediction that Brown was going to get a lot of (or any) Republican votes was always Leftist wishful thinking. Before she sat down, it was going to come down to Manchin and it still does but my prediction is that Manchin votes for her and the hearings will sink into history without a trace (other than maybe featuring in some fund raising emails and fall campaign ads).

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @Jack D

    You're probably right.

    , @MEH 0910
    @Jack D

    https://twitter.com/Sen_JoeManchin/status/1507352490722967558

  86. @Arclight
    @Jack D

    That's not quite the point I was trying to make. Rather, it's that if you are a smart and motivated black man or woman, the current culture means potential employers will look at you first and foremost as a visible token rather than actual talent to be developed, so unless you are willing to settle for the former role you are probably going to consistently face latent institutional resistance to the latter track.

    Replies: @Jack D

    What a shame to be overpromoted and overpaid and given jobs where you don’t have to work very hard. Is there no end to white racism?

    You are positing that there exists underutilized “actual talent”. In my experience, in any area where blacks are actually talented, they are fully utilized – e.g. sports and entertainment. In other fields – business and the professions, I don’t think there is any underutilization to speak of at all. Due to the nature of the normal distribution and the fact that the black IQ mean is shifted 1 SD to the left, black people with actual talent in any field involving intellectual accomplishment are exceedingly rare. At a place like Harvard Law School or a PhD. program in mathematics at Stanford, the number of blacks that you could expect to see at the top of the class would be a statistical zero, comparable to the number of Asian cornerbacks in the NFL.

    • Agree: bomag
  87. Dreadlocks aside, I think it’s more troubling that this pedophile excusing, walking example of the folly of affirmative action can’t define a woman. If confirmed, she should recuse herself from any case involving women. And since Biden vowed to nominate a black woman how can she be sure he is keeping his promise?

    As for dreads, I always thought white people who had their hair done up in some approximation of dreadlocks looked stupid. There was this metal band whose singer was a tall, skinny white guy with really long dreadlocks. I never saw this band live and I can’t recall the band’s name so I’m relying on pictures, videos, and memory. But I thought he looked like a moron.

    • Agree: Kylie
    • Troll: ScarletNumber
  88. She’s black and female. She’s also not particularly bright, good-looking or concerned with hirsute cleanliness.

    She’s a shoo-in.

    • Agree: Enemy of Earth
  89. jb says:

    Is there even really such a thing as “natural” black hair? Whenever I see pictures of African tribespeople their hair is always done up is some way or other (often quite outlandish).

    White people or Asians can get outlandish doos too, but they always have the cheap and essentially trouble free option of just cutting their hair to some length and forgetting about it for a while, and it can still look good. I don’t think blacks have a comparable option. I used to see black people with tight, featureless “helmet hair”, and I guess that must be what genuinely natural black hair looks like. But I don’t see many blacks with hair like that these days — certainly not black women! — so I guess there is such a thing as too natural.

    Here’s what I think what “natural hair” really means in the black community: it means hairstyles that, however elaborate and difficult to maintain, only work with our hair!

  90. @J.Ross
    @Reg Cæsar

    This bizarre message is actually a reference to the 4chan joke that Cruz's father was the Zodiac killer (because a photograph of Cruz's father closely resembled a police sketch of the killer).

    Replies: @Alden, @Reg Cæsar

    …the 4chan joke that Cruz’s father was the Zodiac killer (because a photograph of Cruz’s father closely resembled a police sketch of the killer).

    You don’t hear much about Nikolas Cruz anymore.

    Judge sets aside 3 weeks for MSD shooter Nikolas Cruz jury selection

  91. @houston 1992
    @Jack D

    is it possible that Sen Manchin (Independent Dem-Appalachian Coal Country/ Deplorable Territories) wont vote for the nominee after her answers to defining a woman, and her approach to sentencing child porno distributors? Is that enough for her to lose if Collins ME etc vote against her also?

    Replies: @Hibernian

    …if Collins ME etc vote against her also?

    I predict Collins won’t, Murkowski will. If Manchin votes against her Harris will cast the tie breaking vote.

  92. @Jack D
    @J.Ross


    foreseeing this mess
     
    What mess? You are counting your chickens before they are hatched. I'm guessing that no Dem will stray on this, but if they do, it won't be because of Brown's evasive "woman" answer, it's because Manchin is now a DINO in general. This is a one day "gotcha" story while chances are Brown will sit on the court for the next 30 or 40 years.

    Effort was not "wasted" in that Republicans will have talking points for the November election but as of now, I really doubt that they have scored any direct hits on Brown.

    The prediction that Brown was going to get a lot of (or any) Republican votes was always Leftist wishful thinking. Before she sat down, it was going to come down to Manchin and it still does but my prediction is that Manchin votes for her and the hearings will sink into history without a trace (other than maybe featuring in some fund raising emails and fall campaign ads).

    Replies: @J.Ross, @MEH 0910

    You’re probably right.

  93. @Redneck farmer
    BREAKING: Lindsey Graham touched Judge Brown's hair.

    Replies: @Escher

    And Biden tried to smell it.

  94. @Ian Smith
    Lyndsey Graham was so b*tchy to her he inadvertently made me like her. Example #568 of Republicans being less than worthless against the Left.

    Replies: @J.Ross

    Graham’s performance was actually correct. Terrorists and pedophiles are indeed not good. As with the Kavanaugh saga. It looks like his schtick is to pretend to be a Republican during Supreme Court nominee examinations, then rip off the mask as soon as that nastiness is over.

  95. @Jack D
    @J.Ross


    foreseeing this mess
     
    What mess? You are counting your chickens before they are hatched. I'm guessing that no Dem will stray on this, but if they do, it won't be because of Brown's evasive "woman" answer, it's because Manchin is now a DINO in general. This is a one day "gotcha" story while chances are Brown will sit on the court for the next 30 or 40 years.

    Effort was not "wasted" in that Republicans will have talking points for the November election but as of now, I really doubt that they have scored any direct hits on Brown.

    The prediction that Brown was going to get a lot of (or any) Republican votes was always Leftist wishful thinking. Before she sat down, it was going to come down to Manchin and it still does but my prediction is that Manchin votes for her and the hearings will sink into history without a trace (other than maybe featuring in some fund raising emails and fall campaign ads).

    Replies: @J.Ross, @MEH 0910

    • Thanks: Jack D
  96. @Ripple Earthdevil
    @ScarletNumber

    It's pretty common, especially in the South but elsewhere too, for men to be known by an unusual middle name which is indeed often the mother's maiden name, with an ordinary first name such as John, James, and often, William. E.g., James Strom Thurmond, John Townes Van Zandt, can't think of a William right now.

    Replies: @ScarletNumber

    Not a southerner but an aristocratic New Yorker, William Averell Harriman served as governor 1955-58 as well as Secretary of Commerce under Truman as well as Ambassador to the Court of St. James’s. He was two after Joe Kennedy in the latter capacity.

  97. @Bardon Kaldlan
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Maybe shell get alopecia,like that squad member did,and go quite bald.

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldlan

    In lieu of events,this comment is quite prescient.

    • Replies: @Bardon Kaldlan
    @Bardon Kaldlan

    Obviously, I meant " in light of events."😉

  98. @Bardon Kaldlan
    @Bardon Kaldlan

    In lieu of events,this comment is quite prescient.

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldlan

    Obviously, I meant ” in light of events.”😉

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