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Movie director (A Few Good Men) and actor (All in the Family) Rob Reiner continues to rain thunder down upon Trump’s racist, restrictionist immigration policies from behind the guarded gates of the Malibu Colony, where he is a leader of local political efforts to keep Malibu’s population from growing.

A friend writes:

I looked up where in Malibu Reiner lives. Apparently the 90% white Malibu isn’t exclusive and guarded enough for Rob. He lives in the Malibu Colony: the gated community within Malibu. He has walls within walls within walls to protect his privacy.

From the Los Angeles Times:

Spend July at Rob Reiner’s Malibu home for $100,000
By LAUREN BEALE
MAR 12, 2015

Rob Reiner, whose “All in the Family” role launched his stardom in the 1970s, is the latest landlord of note to put his Malibu beach house up for lease. For $100,000 you get July, and that’s a relative bargain. …

Set behind the gates of Malibu Colony, the 2,755-square-foot summer spot features beamed ceilings and skylights. There’s a family room with a fireplace, five bedrooms, six bathrooms and steps to the sand.

List of home values in the LA area:

Listed below are the priciest neighborhoods in Los Angeles and their median sale prices in 2017.

The Colony: $13 million
Trousdale: $9.3 million
Carbon Mesa: $8.587 million
Beverly Hills Gateway: $8.020 million
Malibu Cove Colony: $8 million
Beverly Hills Flats: $7.6 million
Malibu Road: $7.446 million
Serra Retreat: $6.35 million
Broad Beach: $3.85 million
Point Dume: $3.785 million

But don’t worry, Rob isn’t homeless when he’s renting out his weekend house in Malibu:

Mister Reiner continues to own a gated compound hidden behind high hedges and a towering wall of shrubbery in the Brentwood area that he’s owned since the early 1990s, when he picked it up for $4.75 million.

I edited the last slightly to make it even harder to find Reiner’s houses, because I’ve worried about celebrity safety ever since John Lennon would remark upon the irony of him living in The Dakota, which did not work out well.

But not everybody shares my concerns. In another tweet, Reiner sounds kind of like he’s issuing a casting call for a new, improved John Wilkes Booth:

“It’s like the assassination of Abraham Lincoln … except this time the President is the racist bad guy and the actor is the hero!”

And here’s a 2015 article in the Guardian mentioning Reiner’s name in passing:

Malibu’s celebrity homeowners try to block public beach use

Owners of beachfront mansions hire security guards to issue trespass notices as decades of public access to the California coast come under threat

Mr. Reiner draws a lot of water in this town, Lebowski.

 
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  1. I bet JPod rents it from him where he writes articles about Israel needing a larger border wall and its right to deport all dark skinned Jews back to Africa.

    • Replies: @biz
    @Bubba

    Israel has never even thought about depoting African Jews. In fact they have gone to great lengths to import them. It is the regular Africans that they deport.

  2. It surprises me that no one organises bussing in of a little diversity to Malibu.

    Regularly.

    • Replies: @Daniel Williams
    @Cortes


    It surprises me that no one organises bussing in of a little diversity to Malibu.
     
    That would be a really funny stunt. Somebody could rent some twelve-passenger vans and shuttle bums from Skid Row to the beach. A small group of people could get hundreds of 'em out there in just a few hours.

    Filming it would be even funnier. The residents' reactions would be priceless. You'd have to get a whole lot of bums there at once though, so they'd feel emboldened enough to not be intimidated by the security guards.

    Replies: @Cortes, @Joe Schmoe, @Yak-15

    , @athEIst
    @Cortes

    Doesn't a lot of diversity bus(mostly) in daily--the help.

    , @jack ryan
    @Cortes

    Let's us - we do it!

    I'd love to see large pro homeless protests right out in front of Rob Reiner's beach place.

  3. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    With a few specific exceptions most celebs, even A listers, are trivial to locate. They are protected by the same means all wealthy and notorious people are protected by in third world countries, i.e., walls and guards with guns.

    One reason that celebs love places like Malibu is that those places do a good job of intimidating the casual loopy (but not dangerous) fan. The crazies are what the walls and guards are for. Really serious professional operators are something that celebs don’t worry about much, and don’t have to for the most part.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Anonymous

    The really dangerous loonies often aren't well organized enough mentally enough to do much intensive research into where somebody lives. So I try not to spread information easy enough to help some nut like the guy who shot John Lennon. For example, I'll edit out the name of Manhattan building that a celebrity lives in, but keep the neighborhood.

    Replies: @Hippopotamusdrome, @ScarletNumber, @Bill jones

    , @Rod1963
    @Anonymous

    Anyone with a functional brain can find these buggers. Just look at Schumer where the Mexers showed up to raise hell at his home today. Same with Garcetti when the BLM gave him a warm welcome at his home.

    Heck with Google and a couple of other sources you can easily track down most of the K Street bag men and the goons who run the Chambers of Commerce. All of whom qualify as mortal enemies of America. And most assured they are far worse than a bearded old road apple like Meatwad.

  4. God bless MLK

    I wonder how many people in Rob Reiner’s neighborhood look anything like Martin Luther King?

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Joe Walker

    Quincy Jones?

    , @Whitney
    @Joe Walker

    What gets to me is all these people talking about God. It seems so manipulative. But I'm not sure who they are trying to manipulate. Or why

  5. Even waking up to this spectacular view from my gated compound far away from the Mexifornian favelas couldn’t tamp down my disgust that our political leadership is made up of exclusionary racists.

    Ironic performance art?

    His “browning of America” as the righteous belligerent in a civil race war does seem a little too on the nose…

  6. We are engaged in the last battle of the Civil War.

    Oohh… apocalyptic. Pre-teen-style apocalyptic, but still.

    “Mission Accomplished” announcement soon, then?

  7. At this point Rob Reiner is just f…ing with everybody, he is in the boundless over-reach phase of his lordship. Next he either ascends to divinity, or – if things don’t work out – the peasants show up with pitchforks, or worse….

  8. @Joe Walker
    God bless MLK

    I wonder how many people in Rob Reiner's neighborhood look anything like Martin Luther King?

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Whitney

    Quincy Jones?

  9. @Anonymous
    With a few specific exceptions most celebs, even A listers, are trivial to locate. They are protected by the same means all wealthy and notorious people are protected by in third world countries, i.e., walls and guards with guns.

    One reason that celebs love places like Malibu is that those places do a good job of intimidating the casual loopy (but not dangerous) fan. The crazies are what the walls and guards are for. Really serious professional operators are something that celebs don't worry about much, and don't have to for the most part.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Rod1963

    The really dangerous loonies often aren’t well organized enough mentally enough to do much intensive research into where somebody lives. So I try not to spread information easy enough to help some nut like the guy who shot John Lennon. For example, I’ll edit out the name of Manhattan building that a celebrity lives in, but keep the neighborhood.

    • Replies: @Hippopotamusdrome
    @Steve Sailer



    So I try not to spread information easy enough to help some nut like the guy who shot John Lennon.

     

    Good idea, the CIA probably has analyists scouring web forums looking for clues about where potential targets might be located.
    , @ScarletNumber
    @Steve Sailer

    Not all heroes wear capes

    , @Bill jones
    @Steve Sailer

    Why?

  10. Isn’t Section 8 designed to inject blacks into neighborhoods like this one?

    • Replies: @Lars Porsena
    @Thomm

    This. We need to figure out how to make our government punitively desegregate and integrate his neighborhood for a change.

    , @Hippopotamusdrome
    @Thomm

    No, not like this one.

    , @AnotherDad
    @Thomm


    Isn’t Section 8 designed to inject blacks into neighborhoods like this one?
     
    I wish! Unfortunately it's designed to inject them into neighborhoods, like say my cousin and aunt live in Dubuque.

    BTW, I've never looked into how much administrative leeway is available in this Section 8 program. But considering what Obama did with AFFH, it seems like there must be some. Trump should really be using whatever power he has to reign in the Section 8 beast.

    (Community/neighborhood approval would be a great step. Reiner could stop being such a hypocrite and vote for the diversity he claims to love.)
    , @Maj. Kong
    @Thomm

    No, Section 8 is for formerly conservative Orange, Ventura, San Bernadino and Riverside Counties.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    , @anonymous
    @Thomm

    No. It's designed to inject blacks into white, working class neighborhoods like the one depicted in "All In The Family" where Reiner's fictional father-in-law lived.

  11. Why would you go out of your way to protect Reiner? Your cuckoldry is astounding.

    • Replies: @Alec Leamas
    @AndrewR


    Why would you go out of your way to protect Reiner? Your cuckoldry is astounding.
     
    I think Steve probably doesn't want to be the subject of an extended two minutes of hate in the unlikely but well deserved event that some foul fate should befall Meathead.

    It doesn't really matter if the nut ever viewed this blog, Steve will have contributed to an "alt-right climate of hate" similar to the right wing climate of hate in Dallas that forced a Communist defector to kill the Democrat President.

    Replies: @jack ryan

    , @J.Ross
    @AndrewR

    Advocating for Reiner would be cuckoldry: protecting yourself from lawsuits is good sense and upholding the general order (vigilantism is bad no matter the victim) is citizenship.

    , @Anonymous
    @AndrewR

    It's only fair because Reiner didn't actually put down "16XX Pxxxxxxxxxxx Ave."

  12. @Cortes
    It surprises me that no one organises bussing in of a little diversity to Malibu.

    Regularly.

    Replies: @Daniel Williams, @athEIst, @jack ryan

    It surprises me that no one organises bussing in of a little diversity to Malibu.

    That would be a really funny stunt. Somebody could rent some twelve-passenger vans and shuttle bums from Skid Row to the beach. A small group of people could get hundreds of ’em out there in just a few hours.

    Filming it would be even funnier. The residents’ reactions would be priceless. You’d have to get a whole lot of bums there at once though, so they’d feel emboldened enough to not be intimidated by the security guards.

    • Replies: @Cortes
    @Daniel Williams

    As you say, organisation and coordination are the keys. Preferably with drop off points close to Reinerland.

    And give the happy diversers sandwich boards, placards and tee shirts declaring

    “Rob loves us! And we love Rob Reiner !”

    , @Joe Schmoe
    @Daniel Williams



    It surprises me that no one organises bussing in of a little diversity to Malibu.
     
    That would be a really funny stunt. Somebody could rent some twelve-passenger vans and shuttle bums from Skid Row to the beach. A small group of people could get hundreds of ‘em out there in just a few hours.
     
    LOL


    Hilarious!

    How about the druggies kicked out of rehab. Give them some money and snacks and then drop them off for the day at the public beach access point in Malibu!

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Daniel Williams

    , @Yak-15
    @Daniel Williams

    The ultimate troll would be to crowd fund a rental of Reiner’s house and then relocate 3 dozen Guatemalan illegal aliens into the home (and a camera crew).

    Think of the laughs. The smugness. The moral indignation. I would throw in $200. Maybe more.

    Replies: @Olorin

  13. Still a Meathead.

    • Replies: @Hubbub
    @Jim Don Bob

    Yep, Archie had him pegged early on.

    , @Anon
    @Jim Don Bob

    A filet-mignon-head.

    I have a great idea. Reiner should learn from Europe.

    If Trump is building a wall to block migration by land, Reiner and neighbors can coordinate migration by sea. Have the Dreamers come by boat and land on the sands of Malibu. That can be his next movie. The Sands of Malibu, with some Mexican guy playing the Juan Wayne character.

    Then, he can enjoy the great view of beachfront as millions of Third Worlders come wading ashore on boats and rafts. It will be wonderful as the storming of Normandy.

    Replies: @Forbes

    , @Dave Pinsen
    @Jim Don Bob

    I still think a sitcom with Rob Reiner as a liberal version of Archie with his daughter dating a Trump supporter would be brilliant. Reiner may be an ass politically, but if you saw The Wolf of Wall Street you know he's still a first rate comic actor.

    https://twitter.com/dpinsen/status/804952781731889156

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Art Deco

  14. What time did Rob wakeup?

    • Replies: @Jenner Ickham Errican
    @Dave Pinsen


    What time did Rob wake up?
     
    The crack of dawn, by the looks of it. I believe the shot points east towards greater Los Angeles. Is the hump on horizon right the Palos Verdes Peninsula?

    One thing that Microsoft recently, inexplicably hobbled (because security? licensing? bandwidth?) is Bing’s formerly great “bird’s eye” map view aerial photography with which one could zoom in and out at oblique cardinal angles with unlimited height for quick acquisition. Now one is restricted to single resolution close-up views of fewer areas, Bing having disabled bird’s eye for many of their maps.

    Replies: @Dave Pinsen, @Old Palo Altan

  15. They used to sell books listing where all the stars lived.

    Plus movie star houses have well publicized pedigrees – Reiner’s Brentwood house used to be Norman Lear’s and before that Paul Henreid’s and before that Henry Fonda’s.

    It took me about 5 minutes of Googling to figure out where Reiner lived based on the abundant clues. (Convenient walking distance to both Brentwood Country Club AND Riviera!)

    And then there is a website of movie star addresses that just gives it to you , which really takes the fun out of it.

    so this is not exactly top secret information.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Jack D

    Doesn't mean they wouldn't use it against Steve if he gave them the oppty

  16. I always thought it was funny that (((Sorkin))) and (((Reiner))) wrote and produced A Few Good Men and came away with the impression that normal Americans would find Col. Jessup to be an irredeemable villain and accept Lt. Sam (((Weinberg))) as the Jiminy-Cricket on Tom Cruise’s shoulder, acting as his moral guide and conscience. Jessup’s henchman is Keifer Sutherland’s Lt. Kendrick, who is more or less any Jew’s fever dream of a Southerner as career military officer.

    I imagine that neither ever knew personally the sort of American who would serve in the Marines nor who ever had, and how he would perceive Jessup’s code and emphasis on battle readiness. It stands as a sort or Rorschach test where the Jews who made the film think it means one thing, while lots of the people who view the film think it means something else.

    • Agree: Negrolphin Pool
    • Replies: @Patrick in SC
    @Alec Leamas


    I always thought it was funny that (((Sorkin))) and (((Reiner))) wrote and produced A Few Good Men and came away with the impression that normal Americans would find Col. Jessup to be an irredeemable villain and accept Lt. Sam (((Weinberg))) as the Jiminy-Cricket on Tom Cruise’s shoulder, acting as his moral guide and conscience.
     
    Funny or not, millions and millions of Americans, whether consciously or sub-consciously, came away from that film with exactly that impression. Even right-wingers love that movie.

    I admit, at the time it came out, I didn't appreciate what they were up to with that film. Now, of course, I get it.

    Replies: @Alec Leamas, @Anonym

    , @Negrolphin Pool
    @Alec Leamas

    Sargent Barnes is another war-flick antagonist whose villainy consists of acting out a mostly sensible if brutal ethos. It's hard to ignore that Barnes, like Col Jessup, is dedicated to his professional duties above all else and acts only to further the mission. To Oliver Stone's credit, the moral ambiguity and complexity of the characters' in Platoon seems very much intentional, unlike the one-dimensional cartoon character of Lt Kendrick, as you note, who serves as little more than a cheap foil.

    , @william munny
    @Alec Leamas

    Exactly. I was in the Marines at the time, and after the first guy told us how great it was, a bunch of us went to see it in our dress blues. We cheered Jessup's speech.

  17. Even waking up to this couldn’t tamp down my disgust that we have a racist sitting in the Oval Office.

    Are we sure that Rob Reiner isn’t engaging in some kind of elaborate put-on?

    • Replies: @anon
    @syonredux

    I don't think it's all that elaborate. I don't think he likes Trump, obviously, but I don't think he's really crying himself to sleep at night about him either.

    You could imagine someone saying something like "Man, it sure sucks that I have to spend my time banging these hot chicks all the time, when there are all those starving kids in Africa, but a man's gotta go what a man's gotta do!". If someone said that, what would you think he was doing?

    Obviously, if he was that upset about Trump, he wouldn't have bothered to take a picture and then post it, would he? I think he's just being a prick. Not too complicated.

    , @J.Ross
    @syonredux

    My sense of humor was exhausted back during "punch a Nazi." I'm certain that in the second Trump term, or years later, that's exactly what they'll all be claiming. They imprisoned a diapered octogenarian (who was exonerated by an Israeli court!), but will insist that their calls to violence, genocidal hate, sedition, and slander were all a big not very funny joke. Remind me, are you allowed to joke about bombs in an airport? These people have been playing whatever angle is convenient and getting away with everything while working class people are crushed by Draconian and double standards.

  18. I’d like to see ol’ Meathead’s reaction if a flotilla of Haitian boat people washed up on the shore of his private beach.
    .
    .

    • Replies: @Steve from Detroit
    @Spud Boy

    Great idea. Someone should troll him by photo-shopping such a flotilla onto his serene photo and send it back to him. Maybe that view would lift his spirits.

  19. @AndrewR
    Why would you go out of your way to protect Reiner? Your cuckoldry is astounding.

    Replies: @Alec Leamas, @J.Ross, @Anonymous

    Why would you go out of your way to protect Reiner? Your cuckoldry is astounding.

    I think Steve probably doesn’t want to be the subject of an extended two minutes of hate in the unlikely but well deserved event that some foul fate should befall Meathead.

    It doesn’t really matter if the nut ever viewed this blog, Steve will have contributed to an “alt-right climate of hate” similar to the right wing climate of hate in Dallas that forced a Communist defector to kill the Democrat President.

    • Agree: jack ryan
    • Replies: @jack ryan
    @Alec Leamas

    Agreed and very well said.

    The (Media mafia) coverage, analysis of the President Kennedy assassination coupled with the same media mafia coverage of the 1968 Chicago Democrat convention was what pushed me at a very young age to simply notice that the "American" (yeah right) media was lying.

    JFK was actually anti Communist in the early 1960s - JFK tried to have Fidel Castro removed, even assassinated.

    A Leftist, Pro Castro Communist murders President Kennedy and Walter Cronkite and the entire Lib Left Jewish media goes on and on how Right Wing Conservatives in Dallas TX were to blame for creating a

    Climate of hatred.

    Lib Leftist Jewish media folks do this all the time - spread the meme that Conservative White people have supernatural powers to change, control the climate i.e.

    Global Warming now called:

    Climate Change

  20. Neither the Big Lebowski nor Mel Gibson IRL came out the better after encounters with Malibu PD. I suggest your bum van drop them off a quarter mile from city limits.

    “01:25:56 Stay out of Malibu, deadbeat!

    01:25:59 Keep your ugly, f–king, gold-bricking ass out of my beach community.”

    – Lot

  21. anon • Disclaimer says:
    @syonredux

    Even waking up to this couldn’t tamp down my disgust that we have a racist sitting in the Oval Office.
     
    Are we sure that Rob Reiner isn't engaging in some kind of elaborate put-on?

    Replies: @anon, @J.Ross

    I don’t think it’s all that elaborate. I don’t think he likes Trump, obviously, but I don’t think he’s really crying himself to sleep at night about him either.

    You could imagine someone saying something like “Man, it sure sucks that I have to spend my time banging these hot chicks all the time, when there are all those starving kids in Africa, but a man’s gotta go what a man’s gotta do!”. If someone said that, what would you think he was doing?

    Obviously, if he was that upset about Trump, he wouldn’t have bothered to take a picture and then post it, would he? I think he’s just being a prick. Not too complicated.

  22. @Daniel Williams
    @Cortes


    It surprises me that no one organises bussing in of a little diversity to Malibu.
     
    That would be a really funny stunt. Somebody could rent some twelve-passenger vans and shuttle bums from Skid Row to the beach. A small group of people could get hundreds of 'em out there in just a few hours.

    Filming it would be even funnier. The residents' reactions would be priceless. You'd have to get a whole lot of bums there at once though, so they'd feel emboldened enough to not be intimidated by the security guards.

    Replies: @Cortes, @Joe Schmoe, @Yak-15

    As you say, organisation and coordination are the keys. Preferably with drop off points close to Reinerland.

    And give the happy diversers sandwich boards, placards and tee shirts declaring

    “Rob loves us! And we love Rob Reiner !”

  23. I’m afraid I miss the “irony” of Lennon living in the Dakota. Is this one of those imagined British irony things?

    • Replies: @Patrick in SC
    @Bragadocious

    I think it's just that he was kind of "workers of the world unite" politically and yet he was living in an uber-luxurious, Gothic palace, where millions of tons of dirt from the excavation of what became Central Park kept its occupants cosseted in silence.

    Replies: @Bragadocious, @athEIst, @Anonymous

    , @D. K.
    @Bragadocious

    "Imagine no possessions. / I wonder if you can."

    Replies: @David

    , @Forbes
    @Bragadocious

    Imagine: Man of the people living high on the hog.

    , @Ben tillman
    @Bragadocious

    I thought it was the Rosemary's Baby thing, involving a VW Beetle at the same address.

    , @Nothingman00
    @Bragadocious

    My guess is he was aware of the irony of having written the song "Imagine" while residing in one of the most exclusive buildings on the planet.

  24. @Thomm
    Isn't Section 8 designed to inject blacks into neighborhoods like this one?

    Replies: @Lars Porsena, @Hippopotamusdrome, @AnotherDad, @Maj. Kong, @anonymous

    This. We need to figure out how to make our government punitively desegregate and integrate his neighborhood for a change.

  25. Servants’ quarters in Malibu should be subject to ICE raids the same as any meat packing plant in Iowa.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @Joe Magarac

    I hope not -- Postville was permanently destroyed (after the Mexicans, Obama sent in Somalis), and meanwhile almost every member of the huge scam, except for Rubashkin himself, successfully fled "persecution" to Israel.

    , @oddsbodkins
    @Joe Magarac

    They are. Neither are raided frequently enough to discourage either employers or employees.

  26. Rob Reiner is also a key figure on the Committee to Investigate Russia, along with Bootimus Maximus.

    https://investigaterussia.org/advisory-board

    • Replies: @Clifford Brown
    @Cagey Beast

    Rob Reiner, David Frum and Max Boot have formed the Committee to Investigate Russia.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMpW56AaAHM

    Replies: @Brutusale

  27. “Arc of morality in the universe” is the the sort of phrase a man shrieks after the first net misses him, but before they tighten the straightjacket on him.

  28. @Jim Don Bob
    Still a Meathead.

    Replies: @Hubbub, @Anon, @Dave Pinsen

    Yep, Archie had him pegged early on.

  29. @syonredux

    Even waking up to this couldn’t tamp down my disgust that we have a racist sitting in the Oval Office.
     
    Are we sure that Rob Reiner isn't engaging in some kind of elaborate put-on?

    Replies: @anon, @J.Ross

    My sense of humor was exhausted back during “punch a Nazi.” I’m certain that in the second Trump term, or years later, that’s exactly what they’ll all be claiming. They imprisoned a diapered octogenarian (who was exonerated by an Israeli court!), but will insist that their calls to violence, genocidal hate, sedition, and slander were all a big not very funny joke. Remind me, are you allowed to joke about bombs in an airport? These people have been playing whatever angle is convenient and getting away with everything while working class people are crushed by Draconian and double standards.

  30. @Jim Don Bob
    Still a Meathead.

    Replies: @Hubbub, @Anon, @Dave Pinsen

    A filet-mignon-head.

    I have a great idea. Reiner should learn from Europe.

    If Trump is building a wall to block migration by land, Reiner and neighbors can coordinate migration by sea. Have the Dreamers come by boat and land on the sands of Malibu. That can be his next movie. The Sands of Malibu, with some Mexican guy playing the Juan Wayne character.

    Then, he can enjoy the great view of beachfront as millions of Third Worlders come wading ashore on boats and rafts. It will be wonderful as the storming of Normandy.

    • Replies: @Forbes
    @Anon

    My nephew is in the US Border Patrol, and for some while did undercover marine interdiction out of San Diego. When I asked what contraband they captured--it was people and drugs. They both traveled the same routes.

  31. @Alec Leamas
    I always thought it was funny that (((Sorkin))) and (((Reiner))) wrote and produced A Few Good Men and came away with the impression that normal Americans would find Col. Jessup to be an irredeemable villain and accept Lt. Sam (((Weinberg))) as the Jiminy-Cricket on Tom Cruise's shoulder, acting as his moral guide and conscience. Jessup's henchman is Keifer Sutherland's Lt. Kendrick, who is more or less any Jew's fever dream of a Southerner as career military officer.

    I imagine that neither ever knew personally the sort of American who would serve in the Marines nor who ever had, and how he would perceive Jessup's code and emphasis on battle readiness. It stands as a sort or Rorschach test where the Jews who made the film think it means one thing, while lots of the people who view the film think it means something else.

    Replies: @Patrick in SC, @Negrolphin Pool, @william munny

    I always thought it was funny that (((Sorkin))) and (((Reiner))) wrote and produced A Few Good Men and came away with the impression that normal Americans would find Col. Jessup to be an irredeemable villain and accept Lt. Sam (((Weinberg))) as the Jiminy-Cricket on Tom Cruise’s shoulder, acting as his moral guide and conscience.

    Funny or not, millions and millions of Americans, whether consciously or sub-consciously, came away from that film with exactly that impression. Even right-wingers love that movie.

    I admit, at the time it came out, I didn’t appreciate what they were up to with that film. Now, of course, I get it.

    • Replies: @Alec Leamas
    @Patrick in SC


    I admit, at the time it came out, I didn’t appreciate what they were up to with that film. Now, of course, I get it.
     
    Looking back at the film with new eyes, it does really seem like an effort at what Jonathan Weisman might call (((Semitism))) doesn't it?

    Replies: @Anonymous

    , @Anonym
    @Patrick in SC

    What? I thought that Col Jessup was the hero of the movie.

  32. @Joe Magarac
    Servants' quarters in Malibu should be subject to ICE raids the same as any meat packing plant in Iowa.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @oddsbodkins

    I hope not — Postville was permanently destroyed (after the Mexicans, Obama sent in Somalis), and meanwhile almost every member of the huge scam, except for Rubashkin himself, successfully fled “persecution” to Israel.

  33. @AndrewR
    Why would you go out of your way to protect Reiner? Your cuckoldry is astounding.

    Replies: @Alec Leamas, @J.Ross, @Anonymous

    Advocating for Reiner would be cuckoldry: protecting yourself from lawsuits is good sense and upholding the general order (vigilantism is bad no matter the victim) is citizenship.

  34. An inspiring scene from Sands of Malibu.

    • LOL: Bubba
    • Replies: @Bugg
    @Anon

    It's not unprecedented for a boat chock full of illegals trying to smuggle themselves to crash into beaches near a major US city. The bodies were washing up in Rockaway, Queens for weeks.Said some of the illegals hopped off the boat, marched right through Brooklyn over the Brooklyn Bridge and into Chinatown. No one really knows how many of the hundreds got away.

    http://www.nytimes.com/1993/06/07/nyregion/smuggled-new-york-immigrants-7-die-crowded-immigrant-ship-grounds-off-queens-one.html?pagewanted=all

    What happens if Africa-like, some group or many groups of 3rd worlders decide to do this on a grand scale with numerous derelict barely-seaworthy vessels? Were this a daily occurrence at Malibu, or the Hamptons or Newport or Martha's Vineyard, our elites would think very differently.

    Replies: @jack ryan

    , @Jim Christian
    @Anon

    I'd like to see this on Haifa.

  35. @Bragadocious
    I'm afraid I miss the "irony" of Lennon living in the Dakota. Is this one of those imagined British irony things?

    Replies: @Patrick in SC, @D. K., @Forbes, @Ben tillman, @Nothingman00

    I think it’s just that he was kind of “workers of the world unite” politically and yet he was living in an uber-luxurious, Gothic palace, where millions of tons of dirt from the excavation of what became Central Park kept its occupants cosseted in silence.

    • Replies: @Bragadocious
    @Patrick in SC

    Well, that ain't irony.

    It's left-wing hypocrisy, the same thing we see from Bono, Al Gore and Rob Reiner.

    , @athEIst
    @Patrick in SC

    Central Park was excavated?

    Replies: @Anonymous

    , @Anonymous
    @Patrick in SC

    Not just living there--John & Yoko bought up several apartments in the building, becoming the largest property owners there. And yeah, even then it was anything but cheap. Dead quiet though as you say.

  36. @Joe Magarac
    Servants' quarters in Malibu should be subject to ICE raids the same as any meat packing plant in Iowa.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @oddsbodkins

    They are. Neither are raided frequently enough to discourage either employers or employees.

  37. @Daniel Williams
    @Cortes


    It surprises me that no one organises bussing in of a little diversity to Malibu.
     
    That would be a really funny stunt. Somebody could rent some twelve-passenger vans and shuttle bums from Skid Row to the beach. A small group of people could get hundreds of 'em out there in just a few hours.

    Filming it would be even funnier. The residents' reactions would be priceless. You'd have to get a whole lot of bums there at once though, so they'd feel emboldened enough to not be intimidated by the security guards.

    Replies: @Cortes, @Joe Schmoe, @Yak-15

    It surprises me that no one organises bussing in of a little diversity to Malibu.

    That would be a really funny stunt. Somebody could rent some twelve-passenger vans and shuttle bums from Skid Row to the beach. A small group of people could get hundreds of ‘em out there in just a few hours.

    LOL

    Hilarious!

    How about the druggies kicked out of rehab. Give them some money and snacks and then drop them off for the day at the public beach access point in Malibu!

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Joe Schmoe

    There are a lot of rehab clinics in Malibu, perhaps along the lines of Tracey Ullman's Some Kind of Therapy Clinic.

    , @Daniel Williams
    @Joe Schmoe


    How about the druggies kicked out of rehab. Give them some money and snacks and then drop them off for the day at the public beach access point in Malibu!
     
    If memory serves, one of the big hospitals in Los Angeles got in trouble about ten years ago for sending discharges to Skid Row in taxis. Apparently if a patient looked like a bum, the staff would bundle him in a cab when they were finished treating him, and then tell the driver to roll him out when they got downtown. Maybe somebody's disheveled-looking grandpa regained his senses and spilled the beans?

    So this would kinda be the opposite of that--payback, really--by getting healthy bums and dropping them off at the doctors' natural habitat.
  38. @AndrewR
    Why would you go out of your way to protect Reiner? Your cuckoldry is astounding.

    Replies: @Alec Leamas, @J.Ross, @Anonymous

    It’s only fair because Reiner didn’t actually put down “16XX Pxxxxxxxxxxx Ave.”

  39. @Thomm
    Isn't Section 8 designed to inject blacks into neighborhoods like this one?

    Replies: @Lars Porsena, @Hippopotamusdrome, @AnotherDad, @Maj. Kong, @anonymous

    No, not like this one.

  40. @Joe Schmoe
    @Daniel Williams



    It surprises me that no one organises bussing in of a little diversity to Malibu.
     
    That would be a really funny stunt. Somebody could rent some twelve-passenger vans and shuttle bums from Skid Row to the beach. A small group of people could get hundreds of ‘em out there in just a few hours.
     
    LOL


    Hilarious!

    How about the druggies kicked out of rehab. Give them some money and snacks and then drop them off for the day at the public beach access point in Malibu!

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Daniel Williams

    There are a lot of rehab clinics in Malibu, perhaps along the lines of Tracey Ullman’s Some Kind of Therapy Clinic.

  41. @Alec Leamas
    I always thought it was funny that (((Sorkin))) and (((Reiner))) wrote and produced A Few Good Men and came away with the impression that normal Americans would find Col. Jessup to be an irredeemable villain and accept Lt. Sam (((Weinberg))) as the Jiminy-Cricket on Tom Cruise's shoulder, acting as his moral guide and conscience. Jessup's henchman is Keifer Sutherland's Lt. Kendrick, who is more or less any Jew's fever dream of a Southerner as career military officer.

    I imagine that neither ever knew personally the sort of American who would serve in the Marines nor who ever had, and how he would perceive Jessup's code and emphasis on battle readiness. It stands as a sort or Rorschach test where the Jews who made the film think it means one thing, while lots of the people who view the film think it means something else.

    Replies: @Patrick in SC, @Negrolphin Pool, @william munny

    Sargent Barnes is another war-flick antagonist whose villainy consists of acting out a mostly sensible if brutal ethos. It’s hard to ignore that Barnes, like Col Jessup, is dedicated to his professional duties above all else and acts only to further the mission. To Oliver Stone’s credit, the moral ambiguity and complexity of the characters’ in Platoon seems very much intentional, unlike the one-dimensional cartoon character of Lt Kendrick, as you note, who serves as little more than a cheap foil.

  42. @Bragadocious
    I'm afraid I miss the "irony" of Lennon living in the Dakota. Is this one of those imagined British irony things?

    Replies: @Patrick in SC, @D. K., @Forbes, @Ben tillman, @Nothingman00

    “Imagine no possessions. / I wonder if you can.”

    • Replies: @David
    @D. K.

    "Was it a millionaire who said, 'Imagine no possessions?'"

    Elvis Costello

  43. @Steve Sailer
    @Anonymous

    The really dangerous loonies often aren't well organized enough mentally enough to do much intensive research into where somebody lives. So I try not to spread information easy enough to help some nut like the guy who shot John Lennon. For example, I'll edit out the name of Manhattan building that a celebrity lives in, but keep the neighborhood.

    Replies: @Hippopotamusdrome, @ScarletNumber, @Bill jones

    So I try not to spread information easy enough to help some nut like the guy who shot John Lennon.

    Good idea, the CIA probably has analyists scouring web forums looking for clues about where potential targets might be located.

  44. @Joe Schmoe
    @Daniel Williams



    It surprises me that no one organises bussing in of a little diversity to Malibu.
     
    That would be a really funny stunt. Somebody could rent some twelve-passenger vans and shuttle bums from Skid Row to the beach. A small group of people could get hundreds of ‘em out there in just a few hours.
     
    LOL


    Hilarious!

    How about the druggies kicked out of rehab. Give them some money and snacks and then drop them off for the day at the public beach access point in Malibu!

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Daniel Williams

    How about the druggies kicked out of rehab. Give them some money and snacks and then drop them off for the day at the public beach access point in Malibu!

    If memory serves, one of the big hospitals in Los Angeles got in trouble about ten years ago for sending discharges to Skid Row in taxis. Apparently if a patient looked like a bum, the staff would bundle him in a cab when they were finished treating him, and then tell the driver to roll him out when they got downtown. Maybe somebody’s disheveled-looking grandpa regained his senses and spilled the beans?

    So this would kinda be the opposite of that–payback, really–by getting healthy bums and dropping them off at the doctors’ natural habitat.

  45. @Patrick in SC
    @Bragadocious

    I think it's just that he was kind of "workers of the world unite" politically and yet he was living in an uber-luxurious, Gothic palace, where millions of tons of dirt from the excavation of what became Central Park kept its occupants cosseted in silence.

    Replies: @Bragadocious, @athEIst, @Anonymous

    Well, that ain’t irony.

    It’s left-wing hypocrisy, the same thing we see from Bono, Al Gore and Rob Reiner.

  46. He’s still in character after more than 45 years — what an actor — I can smell a ‘lifetime achievement award’ coming.

  47. • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @eah

    Some self-awareness!

    , @Forbes
    @eah

    Steve beat me to it...

    , @eah
    @eah

    Damn the taco trucks! Full speed ahead!

    https://twitter.com/robreiner/status/779998339848863745

    , @Ivy
    @eah

    Lebowski might say that Rob Reiner passes a lot of water in Malibu. Too bad the genes got diluted, as his dad Carl was talented and a frequent guest on Johnny Carson.

    Replies: @ScarletNumber

    , @Anonymous
    @eah

    ==>But the thought of a taco truck on every corner could push me to the lying narcissist.

    Niles Crane? or Rob Reiner?

  48. @Bragadocious
    I'm afraid I miss the "irony" of Lennon living in the Dakota. Is this one of those imagined British irony things?

    Replies: @Patrick in SC, @D. K., @Forbes, @Ben tillman, @Nothingman00

    Imagine: Man of the people living high on the hog.

  49. @Anon
    @Jim Don Bob

    A filet-mignon-head.

    I have a great idea. Reiner should learn from Europe.

    If Trump is building a wall to block migration by land, Reiner and neighbors can coordinate migration by sea. Have the Dreamers come by boat and land on the sands of Malibu. That can be his next movie. The Sands of Malibu, with some Mexican guy playing the Juan Wayne character.

    Then, he can enjoy the great view of beachfront as millions of Third Worlders come wading ashore on boats and rafts. It will be wonderful as the storming of Normandy.

    Replies: @Forbes

    My nephew is in the US Border Patrol, and for some while did undercover marine interdiction out of San Diego. When I asked what contraband they captured–it was people and drugs. They both traveled the same routes.

  50. @Joe Walker
    God bless MLK

    I wonder how many people in Rob Reiner's neighborhood look anything like Martin Luther King?

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Whitney

    What gets to me is all these people talking about God. It seems so manipulative. But I’m not sure who they are trying to manipulate. Or why

  51. @Bragadocious
    I'm afraid I miss the "irony" of Lennon living in the Dakota. Is this one of those imagined British irony things?

    Replies: @Patrick in SC, @D. K., @Forbes, @Ben tillman, @Nothingman00

    I thought it was the Rosemary’s Baby thing, involving a VW Beetle at the same address.

  52. @eah
    https://twitter.com/robreiner/status/771670415596851200

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Forbes, @eah, @Ivy, @Anonymous

    Some self-awareness!

  53. I was thinking five bedrooms and six bathrooms in 2,755 sq ft doesn’t strike me a palatial by any means. I’m sure it’s been a worthy investment.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Forbes

    Malibuites feel crowded. They typically have narrow houses with virtually no yards. Pacific Coast Highway is right out your front door. David Geffen was so rich that he ultimately bought up five houses or lots in a row on Billionaire Beach, but Reiner isn't in that league.

    In general, Malibu is a nightmare of bad town planning, but the people who own there don't want it to change since its problems serve as justification for keeping the population strictly limited.

    Replies: @Barnard, @Brutusale, @Reg Cæsar

  54. @eah
    https://twitter.com/robreiner/status/771670415596851200

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Forbes, @eah, @Ivy, @Anonymous

    Steve beat me to it…

  55. @eah
    https://twitter.com/robreiner/status/771670415596851200

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Forbes, @eah, @Ivy, @Anonymous

    Damn the taco trucks! Full speed ahead!

  56. @Dave Pinsen
    What time did Rob wakeup?

    Replies: @Jenner Ickham Errican

    What time did Rob wake up?

    The crack of dawn, by the looks of it. I believe the shot points east towards greater Los Angeles. Is the hump on horizon right the Palos Verdes Peninsula?

    One thing that Microsoft recently, inexplicably hobbled (because security? licensing? bandwidth?) is Bing’s formerly great “bird’s eye” map view aerial photography with which one could zoom in and out at oblique cardinal angles with unlimited height for quick acquisition. Now one is restricted to single resolution close-up views of fewer areas, Bing having disabled bird’s eye for many of their maps.

    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    Ok, it's the facing east that threw me off for a moment.

    , @Old Palo Altan
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    The photo also tells us one of the reasons the area remains so desirable (despite being nothing more than a rather narrow beach hemmed in by a dangerous highway): that view is almost exactly the same one I would have seen if I had been so foolish as to get up at the crack of dawn in any year from 1960 to 67 when my grandmother would take a house for a month for the "benefit" of her many grandchildren at more or less that very spot.
    I hated it - it was nothing like the summers in Laguna in earlier years. There was nothing to do, and, until I learned to drive in 1964, aged 16, nowhere to go. Why she changed venues like that I'll never understand.
    $100,000 a month? I'd be surprised if she payed even a fiftieth of that.

    Replies: @Clyde

  57. @Patrick in SC
    @Alec Leamas


    I always thought it was funny that (((Sorkin))) and (((Reiner))) wrote and produced A Few Good Men and came away with the impression that normal Americans would find Col. Jessup to be an irredeemable villain and accept Lt. Sam (((Weinberg))) as the Jiminy-Cricket on Tom Cruise’s shoulder, acting as his moral guide and conscience.
     
    Funny or not, millions and millions of Americans, whether consciously or sub-consciously, came away from that film with exactly that impression. Even right-wingers love that movie.

    I admit, at the time it came out, I didn't appreciate what they were up to with that film. Now, of course, I get it.

    Replies: @Alec Leamas, @Anonym

    I admit, at the time it came out, I didn’t appreciate what they were up to with that film. Now, of course, I get it.

    Looking back at the film with new eyes, it does really seem like an effort at what Jonathan Weisman might call (((Semitism))) doesn’t it?

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Alec Leamas

    Every film. And then there's television, and then....

  58. @Forbes
    I was thinking five bedrooms and six bathrooms in 2,755 sq ft doesn't strike me a palatial by any means. I'm sure it's been a worthy investment.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    Malibuites feel crowded. They typically have narrow houses with virtually no yards. Pacific Coast Highway is right out your front door. David Geffen was so rich that he ultimately bought up five houses or lots in a row on Billionaire Beach, but Reiner isn’t in that league.

    In general, Malibu is a nightmare of bad town planning, but the people who own there don’t want it to change since its problems serve as justification for keeping the population strictly limited.

    • Replies: @Barnard
    @Steve Sailer

    Did The Edge from U2 ever get the house built he worked to get approval on for years?

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    , @Brutusale
    @Steve Sailer

    So rich?

    My favorite Bond villain-in-waiting, Larry Ellison, is the true King of Malibu.

    https://therealdeal.com/la/issues_articles/his-majesty-of-malibu/

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Steve Sailer


    Malibuites feel crowded. They typically have narrow houses with virtually no yards.
     
    That was the French colonial style. Everyone had to have his piece of the river-- Mississippi, St Lawrence, etc-- and the lots were barely a house wide, but a mile long.

    Looks like a DNA strand. Indeed, they're called "ribbon farms".

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ribbon_farm#/media/File:Detroit1796.jpg
  59. • Replies: @eah
    @eah

    https://twitter.com/zabdielsantana/status/955966425679695876

    Replies: @The Anti-Gnostic

    , @J.Ross
    @eah

    They're mobbing Schumer's house too, I have a link in the next thread.
    But there are no more arrogantly historically-ignorant poeople than these bastard stepchildren of Zapata. How dare a white Hispanic consider himself to be a completely different species than the brown ones? How dare you be racist to us? Has that ever not been the case for the entire history of the Spanish speaking New World? Are they perfectly lacking any historical education or, as people without a country, do they also lack a history?

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Intelligent Dasein

    , @Daniel Chieh
    @eah

    I actually followed through the twitter of those guys. What enormous morons.

    Replies: @Bubba, @eah

  60. @eah
    OT

    https://twitter.com/westland_will/status/955977250653880321

    Replies: @eah, @J.Ross, @Daniel Chieh

    • Replies: @The Anti-Gnostic
    @eah

    "No brakes on this train." Very apt. The realization that the Left never stops, never moderates, forever consumes ended my youthful liberalism.

  61. @Patrick in SC
    @Alec Leamas


    I always thought it was funny that (((Sorkin))) and (((Reiner))) wrote and produced A Few Good Men and came away with the impression that normal Americans would find Col. Jessup to be an irredeemable villain and accept Lt. Sam (((Weinberg))) as the Jiminy-Cricket on Tom Cruise’s shoulder, acting as his moral guide and conscience.
     
    Funny or not, millions and millions of Americans, whether consciously or sub-consciously, came away from that film with exactly that impression. Even right-wingers love that movie.

    I admit, at the time it came out, I didn't appreciate what they were up to with that film. Now, of course, I get it.

    Replies: @Alec Leamas, @Anonym

    What? I thought that Col Jessup was the hero of the movie.

  62. By LAUREN BEALE
    MAR 12, 2015

    Rob Reiner, whose “All in the Family” role launched his stardom in the 1970s, is …

    Whoa, whoa, just hold on a minute. Even I know that Rob Reiner’s Dad was some kind of hotshot movie or TV guy too. What does she mean, “launched his stardom”? Carl Reiner was a big shot in that business; his son was just “the meathead”, and living up pretty well to his old moniker up to the present day, I must say. Kudos, as it were.

    Anyway the fact that I know this and Steve Sailer hasn’t mentioned it is kind of triggering me right now. I will go back to teaching some slow-learner on a previous post about health care to calm myself down.

    .

    Stay out of Malibu, Sailer! Especially the golf courses!

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Achmed E. Newman

    I was going to mention this. I have always assumed that his father had a lot to do with Rob Reiner's career.

    , @ScarletNumber
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Rob Reiner being Carl's son falls under the heading of "common knowledge".

    To give Meathead some credit, he wasn't famous before All in the Family, and his brother and sister aren't famous at all, so I think Beale's sentence is accurate.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

  63. @D. K.
    @Bragadocious

    "Imagine no possessions. / I wonder if you can."

    Replies: @David

    “Was it a millionaire who said, ‘Imagine no possessions?’”

    Elvis Costello

  64. Reiner got his start through nepotism. Without Carl he would not have had a career in show business. Study the films he’s directed: not once was he the most important creative force on the project

    • Replies: @Alec Leamas
    @Meretricious


    Reiner got his start through nepotism.
     
    You're saying it wasn't his matinee idol good looks and rakish charm?

    Replies: @Meretricious

    , @Otterz
    @Meretricious


    Reiner got his start through nepotism. Without Carl he would not have had a career in show business. Study the films he’s directed: not once was he the most important creative force on the project
     
    His father also protected him after Reiners hardcore sense of entitlement provoked him to sexually assault Mary Tyler Moore. Consider how screwed up in the head you’d have to be, as a 14 year old, to believe that fondling the ass of the adult costar of a major sitcom, at her workplace, is "okay"?

    And then laugh about it later?

    You really have to be essentially off your rocker. There has to be something deeply wrong with you. If, as a teen, I went to my dads work and tried that, even at that time, I’d have to be out of my mind!

    But to Rob and his dad, it's hilarious getting the best of a shiksa! No matter what the pedigree, a shiksa's a shiksa, am I right? Hello? Is this thing on?!

    https://youtu.be/-y3lR44CJI8

    Replies: @Anonymous, @ScarletNumber

  65. @eah
    OT

    https://twitter.com/westland_will/status/955977250653880321

    Replies: @eah, @J.Ross, @Daniel Chieh

    They’re mobbing Schumer’s house too, I have a link in the next thread.
    But there are no more arrogantly historically-ignorant poeople than these bastard stepchildren of Zapata. How dare a white Hispanic consider himself to be a completely different species than the brown ones? How dare you be racist to us? Has that ever not been the case for the entire history of the Spanish speaking New World? Are they perfectly lacking any historical education or, as people without a country, do they also lack a history?

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @J.Ross

    They saw that article in the NYT about Penelope Cruz being Hispanic just like them.

    , @Intelligent Dasein
    @J.Ross

    These have to be AstroTurfed and it wouldn't surprise me if Chuck and Marco were behind it themselves.

    Replies: @J.Ross

  66. @Meretricious
    Reiner got his start through nepotism. Without Carl he would not have had a career in show business. Study the films he's directed: not once was he the most important creative force on the project

    Replies: @Alec Leamas, @Otterz

    Reiner got his start through nepotism.

    You’re saying it wasn’t his matinee idol good looks and rakish charm?

    • Replies: @Meretricious
    @Alec Leamas

    he is smart, charming and attractive in his own way--he's talented but not an important director. He's not an auteur

  67. @Alec Leamas
    @Meretricious


    Reiner got his start through nepotism.
     
    You're saying it wasn't his matinee idol good looks and rakish charm?

    Replies: @Meretricious

    he is smart, charming and attractive in his own way–he’s talented but not an important director. He’s not an auteur

  68. @Bubba
    I bet JPod rents it from him where he writes articles about Israel needing a larger border wall and its right to deport all dark skinned Jews back to Africa.

    Replies: @biz

    Israel has never even thought about depoting African Jews. In fact they have gone to great lengths to import them. It is the regular Africans that they deport.

  69. I think part of Reiner’s problem is, rather than being mindful of the inherent dangers of appearing to embody a time-tested negative Jewish stereotype, he lean’s into it as if it’s a feature, rather than an inherent existential “bug.”

    That is, he’s never learned the unwritten rule for effective persuasion of never going “Full Jew.” When he gets tired or excited, it seems to be his go-to behavior, and it’s never been pretty to look at.

    He even wrecked at least one of his comedy movies doing just that. He allowed his proclivity for Jewish shmaltz to undermine the genre of the film, The Princess Bride, employing serial Jewish scene-chewer Billy Crystal to go “Full Jew” in a scene that effectively trashed the integrity of the entire movie! It could have been a great comedy, and Reiner trashed it for eternity. Because broad vaudeville level Jewish humor to disrupt an established genre is funny to Rob, even if it forces the audience out of the story, and fuck you. For me, it’s the major reason the film is a “cult classic,” instead of a Classic. Reiner, in an artistic sense, isn’t above “shitting where he eats,” because fuck you, that’s why.

    In another glaring example, Note the Wasps suddenly, as if taken over by witches, engage in standard Jewish shmaltz, effectively taking the audience out of the scene. Again.

    I would finally say to Reiner, while borrowing off of a classic comedy…

    “Fat, dumb, and Jewey is no way to go through life, son.”

    • Replies: @Otterz
    @Otterz

    Link Correction: This is the referenced scene from Princess Bride that transformed two essential wasps into a couple of old Jewish guys for no good reason:

    https://youtu.be/fUKO_Y6RqEk

    , @anon
    @Otterz

    I think part of Reiner’s problem is, rather than being mindful of the inherent dangers of appearing to embody a time-tested negative Jewish stereotype, he lean’s into it as if it’s a feature, rather than an inherent existential “bug.”

    Kind of reminds me of this:



    Brilliant actors like Larry David and Sarah Silverman are challenging America's powerful religious, family-friendly culture and asserting their Jewishness by glorifying obscenity.
     
    https://www.haaretz.com/jewish/.premium-dirty-jews-and-the-christian-right-1.5318804.

    What better way to fight anti-Semitism than to act in ways that anti-Semites have long accused Jewish people of acting?
  70. People like Rob Reiner are so safely insulated from the effects of the policies they advocate that I have to wonder if they’re eventually going to bring the whole thing down on us all? When he’s not pushing for an open door immigration policy, he’s pushing for a constitutional crisis by way of heightened tensions with another nuclear power. Do people like him (and the Clintons, McCains etc) , in their Forbidden City enclaves, eventually bring down all civilizations?

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
    @Cagey Beast


    "Do people like him (and the Clintons, McCains etc) , in their Forbidden City enclaves, eventually bring down all civilizations?"
     
    Yep. After plundering the little people, they use their ill-gotten riches to hire private armies. The bad news is, they remain on as the Lords of the manor in the petty fiefdoms the society devolves into. Cf. Ancient Rome.
  71. @J.Ross
    @eah

    They're mobbing Schumer's house too, I have a link in the next thread.
    But there are no more arrogantly historically-ignorant poeople than these bastard stepchildren of Zapata. How dare a white Hispanic consider himself to be a completely different species than the brown ones? How dare you be racist to us? Has that ever not been the case for the entire history of the Spanish speaking New World? Are they perfectly lacking any historical education or, as people without a country, do they also lack a history?

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Intelligent Dasein

    They saw that article in the NYT about Penelope Cruz being Hispanic just like them.

  72. As much as I enjoy Steve’s Twitter feed, I’m starting to worry that he’s spending too much time there. Battles with Rob Reiner and John Podhoretz may be fun, but they’re junk food. The real stuff are the more substantive blog posts and articles.

    Look what happened to Mickey Kaus. He was completely destroyed by Twitter. He spends all his time tweeting out inside-baseball stuff that is incomprehensible unless you take the time to call up the whole thread. He hardly ever posts anything longer than a tweet these days.

    The best way to deal with Twitter, if you must use it at all, is to religiously delete all but the most recent 50 tweets. This does three things: (1) It reminds you that Twitter is ephemeral, (2) it discourages you from spending too much time crafting something that will be gone in a few days, and (3) it removes incriminating history that will come back to bite you someday when armies of autistic enemies decide to take you out.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Stephen Marle


    As much as I enjoy Steve’s Twitter feed, I’m starting to worry that he’s spending too much time there.
     
    Agree with this and with your entire post. Twitter is a drug to be used sparingly if at all.
    , @YetAnotherAnon
    @Stephen Marle

    "it removes incriminating history that will come back to bite you someday when armies of autistic enemies decide to take you out"

    I'm sure the $PLC or similar have some archiving software which will save all of a target's tweets, in fact I'd have thought there is such stuff in the public domain.

    In the UK some Tory MP is currently being attacked because when he was a student of 21 with no idea of a career in politics, he suggested on social media that people on benefits should have vasectomies rather than babies.

    , @Bill B.
    @Stephen Marle


    He was completely destroyed by Twitter
     
    .

    I find even reading the stuff takes a lot of time. Social media is certainly addictive and that applies even to the high brow material.

    What does one do?
    , @Ragno
    @Stephen Marle

    I've toyed with the idea of keeping a Dead To Me Now Thanks To Twitter list; of folks whose work I genuinely liked/admired until their toxic virtue-signaling on social media involuntarily triggered a loathing for them, that makes compartmentalizing their work separately from them an impossibility.

    I know that this is one of the things level-headed, rational people insist they would never do. But I think most of them are lying; not maliciously, but who could have foreseen the toxic omnipresence of social media, or how catastrophically enstupidating its effects would be? (And, yes, the irony of "enstupidate" not being an actual word is not lost upon me.)

    Anyway, jot down your own Dead To Me Now Thanks To Twitter list during an idle moment; you'd be surprised how easily, and quickly, the page fills up.

  73. @Meretricious
    Reiner got his start through nepotism. Without Carl he would not have had a career in show business. Study the films he's directed: not once was he the most important creative force on the project

    Replies: @Alec Leamas, @Otterz

    Reiner got his start through nepotism. Without Carl he would not have had a career in show business. Study the films he’s directed: not once was he the most important creative force on the project

    His father also protected him after Reiners hardcore sense of entitlement provoked him to sexually assault Mary Tyler Moore. Consider how screwed up in the head you’d have to be, as a 14 year old, to believe that fondling the ass of the adult costar of a major sitcom, at her workplace, is “okay”?

    And then laugh about it later?

    You really have to be essentially off your rocker. There has to be something deeply wrong with you. If, as a teen, I went to my dads work and tried that, even at that time, I’d have to be out of my mind!

    But to Rob and his dad, it’s hilarious getting the best of a shiksa! No matter what the pedigree, a shiksa’s a shiksa, am I right? Hello? Is this thing on?!

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Otterz


    Entitlement
     
    Beginning, middle and end of the story.
    , @ScarletNumber
    @Otterz

    I hate to break this to you, but this sort of thing was funny 60 years ago. Plus, you are really overselling what happened by calling it sexual assault.

    Replies: @J.Ross

  74. @eah
    https://twitter.com/robreiner/status/771670415596851200

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Forbes, @eah, @Ivy, @Anonymous

    Lebowski might say that Rob Reiner passes a lot of water in Malibu. Too bad the genes got diluted, as his dad Carl was talented and a frequent guest on Johnny Carson.

    • Replies: @ScarletNumber
    @Ivy


    Too bad the genes got diluted, as his dad Carl was talented and a frequent guest on Johnny Carson.
     
    His mom was talented too.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7ggV-m9hmA
  75. 5 bedrooms in ~2800 sq ft doesn’t sound that luxurious. Malibu is crazy expensive even for California.

  76. @Otterz
    I think part of Reiner's problem is, rather than being mindful of the inherent dangers of appearing to embody a time-tested negative Jewish stereotype, he lean's into it as if it’s a feature, rather than an inherent existential "bug."

    That is, he’s never learned the unwritten rule for effective persuasion of never going "Full Jew." When he gets tired or excited, it seems to be his go-to behavior, and it’s never been pretty to look at.

    He even wrecked at least one of his comedy movies doing just that. He allowed his proclivity for Jewish shmaltz to undermine the genre of the film, The Princess Bride, employing serial Jewish scene-chewer Billy Crystal to go "Full Jew" in a scene that effectively trashed the integrity of the entire movie! It could have been a great comedy, and Reiner trashed it for eternity. Because broad vaudeville level Jewish humor to disrupt an established genre is funny to Rob, even if it forces the audience out of the story, and fuck you. For me, it’s the major reason the film is a "cult classic," instead of a Classic. Reiner, in an artistic sense, isn’t above "shitting where he eats," because fuck you, that’s why.

    https://youtu.be/IFJ2TAEnnNk

    In another glaring example, Note the Wasps suddenly, as if taken over by witches, engage in standard Jewish shmaltz, effectively taking the audience out of the scene. Again.

    https://youtu.be/7qVlNiAYshQ

    I would finally say to Reiner, while borrowing off of a classic comedy...

    "Fat, dumb, and Jewey is no way to go through life, son."

    Replies: @Otterz, @anon

    Link Correction: This is the referenced scene from Princess Bride that transformed two essential wasps into a couple of old Jewish guys for no good reason:

  77. @Cagey Beast
    Rob Reiner is also a key figure on the Committee to Investigate Russia, along with Bootimus Maximus.

    https://investigaterussia.org/advisory-board

    Replies: @Clifford Brown

    Rob Reiner, David Frum and Max Boot have formed the Committee to Investigate Russia.

    • Replies: @Brutusale
    @Clifford Brown

    (((Rob Reiner))), (((David Frum))) and (((Max Boot)))...

    How long is every Jew's worldview going to be about bubbe's and zayde's difficulties with the Tsar?

  78. @J.Ross
    @eah

    They're mobbing Schumer's house too, I have a link in the next thread.
    But there are no more arrogantly historically-ignorant poeople than these bastard stepchildren of Zapata. How dare a white Hispanic consider himself to be a completely different species than the brown ones? How dare you be racist to us? Has that ever not been the case for the entire history of the Spanish speaking New World? Are they perfectly lacking any historical education or, as people without a country, do they also lack a history?

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Intelligent Dasein

    These have to be AstroTurfed and it wouldn’t surprise me if Chuck and Marco were behind it themselves.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @Intelligent Dasein

    Why would they do that? Also, it's happened before that these groups showed poor discipline and loose leadership.

  79. I really don’t wish this for Malibu, except that I also do, because of residents like Rob Reiner.

  80. @Daniel Williams
    @Cortes


    It surprises me that no one organises bussing in of a little diversity to Malibu.
     
    That would be a really funny stunt. Somebody could rent some twelve-passenger vans and shuttle bums from Skid Row to the beach. A small group of people could get hundreds of 'em out there in just a few hours.

    Filming it would be even funnier. The residents' reactions would be priceless. You'd have to get a whole lot of bums there at once though, so they'd feel emboldened enough to not be intimidated by the security guards.

    Replies: @Cortes, @Joe Schmoe, @Yak-15

    The ultimate troll would be to crowd fund a rental of Reiner’s house and then relocate 3 dozen Guatemalan illegal aliens into the home (and a camera crew).

    Think of the laughs. The smugness. The moral indignation. I would throw in $200. Maybe more.

    • Replies: @Olorin
    @Yak-15

    Agree entirely and would pony up too.

    Think we could get any Section 8 funding?

    Howbout from these here Humanitarian And Philanthropic Foundations:

    http://www.thesocialcontract.com/artman2/publish/tsc_18_4/tsc_18_4_lamb_obn.shtml

  81. @Intelligent Dasein
    @J.Ross

    These have to be AstroTurfed and it wouldn't surprise me if Chuck and Marco were behind it themselves.

    Replies: @J.Ross

    Why would they do that? Also, it’s happened before that these groups showed poor discipline and loose leadership.

  82. @Bragadocious
    I'm afraid I miss the "irony" of Lennon living in the Dakota. Is this one of those imagined British irony things?

    Replies: @Patrick in SC, @D. K., @Forbes, @Ben tillman, @Nothingman00

    My guess is he was aware of the irony of having written the song “Imagine” while residing in one of the most exclusive buildings on the planet.

  83. anon • Disclaimer says:
    @Otterz
    I think part of Reiner's problem is, rather than being mindful of the inherent dangers of appearing to embody a time-tested negative Jewish stereotype, he lean's into it as if it’s a feature, rather than an inherent existential "bug."

    That is, he’s never learned the unwritten rule for effective persuasion of never going "Full Jew." When he gets tired or excited, it seems to be his go-to behavior, and it’s never been pretty to look at.

    He even wrecked at least one of his comedy movies doing just that. He allowed his proclivity for Jewish shmaltz to undermine the genre of the film, The Princess Bride, employing serial Jewish scene-chewer Billy Crystal to go "Full Jew" in a scene that effectively trashed the integrity of the entire movie! It could have been a great comedy, and Reiner trashed it for eternity. Because broad vaudeville level Jewish humor to disrupt an established genre is funny to Rob, even if it forces the audience out of the story, and fuck you. For me, it’s the major reason the film is a "cult classic," instead of a Classic. Reiner, in an artistic sense, isn’t above "shitting where he eats," because fuck you, that’s why.

    https://youtu.be/IFJ2TAEnnNk

    In another glaring example, Note the Wasps suddenly, as if taken over by witches, engage in standard Jewish shmaltz, effectively taking the audience out of the scene. Again.

    https://youtu.be/7qVlNiAYshQ

    I would finally say to Reiner, while borrowing off of a classic comedy...

    "Fat, dumb, and Jewey is no way to go through life, son."

    Replies: @Otterz, @anon

    I think part of Reiner’s problem is, rather than being mindful of the inherent dangers of appearing to embody a time-tested negative Jewish stereotype, he lean’s into it as if it’s a feature, rather than an inherent existential “bug.”

    Kind of reminds me of this:

    Brilliant actors like Larry David and Sarah Silverman are challenging America’s powerful religious, family-friendly culture and asserting their Jewishness by glorifying obscenity.

    https://www.haaretz.com/jewish/.premium-dirty-jews-and-the-christian-right-1.5318804.

    What better way to fight anti-Semitism than to act in ways that anti-Semites have long accused Jewish people of acting?

  84. @Steve Sailer
    @Forbes

    Malibuites feel crowded. They typically have narrow houses with virtually no yards. Pacific Coast Highway is right out your front door. David Geffen was so rich that he ultimately bought up five houses or lots in a row on Billionaire Beach, but Reiner isn't in that league.

    In general, Malibu is a nightmare of bad town planning, but the people who own there don't want it to change since its problems serve as justification for keeping the population strictly limited.

    Replies: @Barnard, @Brutusale, @Reg Cæsar

    Did The Edge from U2 ever get the house built he worked to get approval on for years?

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Barnard

    The Edge is getting closer ...

    https://www.courthousenews.com/u2s-edge-closer-79m-malibu-dream-home/

    That's from last April saying he'd got another sign off. But I've read several like that over the last couple of years, so who knows when he can send the bulldozers in.

    He bought the land in 2005.

  85. @Anon
    An inspiring scene from Sands of Malibu.

    http://drrichswier.com/wp-content/uploads/blob.png

    Replies: @Bugg, @Jim Christian

    It’s not unprecedented for a boat chock full of illegals trying to smuggle themselves to crash into beaches near a major US city. The bodies were washing up in Rockaway, Queens for weeks.Said some of the illegals hopped off the boat, marched right through Brooklyn over the Brooklyn Bridge and into Chinatown. No one really knows how many of the hundreds got away.

    http://www.nytimes.com/1993/06/07/nyregion/smuggled-new-york-immigrants-7-die-crowded-immigrant-ship-grounds-off-queens-one.html?pagewanted=all

    What happens if Africa-like, some group or many groups of 3rd worlders decide to do this on a grand scale with numerous derelict barely-seaworthy vessels? Were this a daily occurrence at Malibu, or the Hamptons or Newport or Martha’s Vineyard, our elites would think very differently.

    • Replies: @jack ryan
    @Bugg

    You are presenting the plot of my favorite novel

    Camp of the Saints by Jean Respail

    here's the Atlantic Magazine review of this incredible book:

    https://www.theatlantic.com/past/docs/politics/immigrat/kennf.htm

  86. @Thomm
    Isn't Section 8 designed to inject blacks into neighborhoods like this one?

    Replies: @Lars Porsena, @Hippopotamusdrome, @AnotherDad, @Maj. Kong, @anonymous

    Isn’t Section 8 designed to inject blacks into neighborhoods like this one?

    I wish! Unfortunately it’s designed to inject them into neighborhoods, like say my cousin and aunt live in Dubuque.

    BTW, I’ve never looked into how much administrative leeway is available in this Section 8 program. But considering what Obama did with AFFH, it seems like there must be some. Trump should really be using whatever power he has to reign in the Section 8 beast.

    (Community/neighborhood approval would be a great step. Reiner could stop being such a hypocrite and vote for the diversity he claims to love.)

  87. @Barnard
    @Steve Sailer

    Did The Edge from U2 ever get the house built he worked to get approval on for years?

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    The Edge is getting closer …

    https://www.courthousenews.com/u2s-edge-closer-79m-malibu-dream-home/

    That’s from last April saying he’d got another sign off. But I’ve read several like that over the last couple of years, so who knows when he can send the bulldozers in.

    He bought the land in 2005.

  88. @Thomm
    Isn't Section 8 designed to inject blacks into neighborhoods like this one?

    Replies: @Lars Porsena, @Hippopotamusdrome, @AnotherDad, @Maj. Kong, @anonymous

    No, Section 8 is for formerly conservative Orange, Ventura, San Bernadino and Riverside Counties.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Maj. Kong

    Exactly. There's not a single wealthy jewish neighborhood in the nation which has been subject to official racial depredation.

    Replies: @Flip

  89. Having a racist in the White House has brought things into sharp relief. We are engaged in the last battle of the Civil War. And the sooner he is gone the sooner the arc of morality in the universe will arrive at justice. God bless MLK.

    Obvious question to Reiner:

    Instead of a civil war, wouldn’t it be simpler, more polite, more decent, more just … to just separate?

    He can live in his ever-browner nation, but people that don’t want to–want to just kind of live in the same old nation they grew up in–don’t have to. Win, win.

    Would Reiner go for this? Why not? Of course, to ask is to answer. Reiner’s interest is not having diversity for himself–easily arranged by moving from Malibu! Rather it’s to harrass white gentiles–to make sure they can’t have a nation that they run, with their norms, that is comfortable for them to live in and prosper. Rubbing white gentiles faces in diversity is what is engaging Reiner’s passions here, nothing else.

  90. @eah
    OT

    https://twitter.com/westland_will/status/955977250653880321

    Replies: @eah, @J.Ross, @Daniel Chieh

    I actually followed through the twitter of those guys. What enormous morons.

    • Replies: @Bubba
    @Daniel Chieh

    LOL! Once I actually tried to read some twitter threads by BLM supporting African Americans. I still couldn't make sense of them even after lowering my IQ with a twelve pack of beers.

    , @eah
    @Daniel Chieh

    How brave/daring of you -- which "guys" actually? -- and why are they "morons"? -- I mean besides the fact you said so.

    Replies: @Daniel Chieh

  91. anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Meathead… All In the Family… Archie Bunker… wasn’t Archie Bunker modeled on the Jewish father of the producer, Norman Lear? But of course it targeted those dumb and prejudiced WASPs. Modern fiction technology then “programs” people to believe that what they see is reality.

    “Archie Bunker’s Heart”, Paul Farhi, The Washington Post, June 23, 2001:

    “…As Lear once said of his father, on whom Bunker was based, “I could never forgive him for being a bigot. But I found there were other things to love him for.”…”

    • Replies: @Expletive Deleted
    @anonymous

    Look up "Till Death Us Do Part", ancient (1965) Brit sitcom starring (((Warren Mitchell))) as the patriarch. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Till_Death_Us_Do_Part#Differences_from_All_in_the_Family
    Scriptwriter "Speight explained he had originally based Alf on his father, an East End docker who was staunchly reactionary and held "unenlightened" attitudes toward black people", allegedly. There are so many layers of myth-making and aged recollection wallpapering the history of this I don't credit any of them now.
    And before you all kick off, Speight is an ancient Yorkshire gentry name, coat of arms and all. Contains no bagels.

  92. re “Battles with Rob Reiner and John Podhoretz may be fun, but they’re junk food. The real stuff are the more substantive blog posts and articles.”

    as much as you may think a Reiner or JPod is a mediocrity, u r wrong: JPod is a serious blogger/opinion maker. He actually has his own opinions, and defends them with gusto. Reiner may be a minor filmmaker, but that does not make him stupid. He’s extremely clever and has managed to endear himself to many conservatives, including Laura Ingraham. Just cuz u don’t like them …

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Meretricious

    When I listen to you pontificate so selectively, I cannot help but notice an 800-lb gorilla in the room here with us. Surely you notice him too?

  93. @Anonymous
    With a few specific exceptions most celebs, even A listers, are trivial to locate. They are protected by the same means all wealthy and notorious people are protected by in third world countries, i.e., walls and guards with guns.

    One reason that celebs love places like Malibu is that those places do a good job of intimidating the casual loopy (but not dangerous) fan. The crazies are what the walls and guards are for. Really serious professional operators are something that celebs don't worry about much, and don't have to for the most part.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Rod1963

    Anyone with a functional brain can find these buggers. Just look at Schumer where the Mexers showed up to raise hell at his home today. Same with Garcetti when the BLM gave him a warm welcome at his home.

    Heck with Google and a couple of other sources you can easily track down most of the K Street bag men and the goons who run the Chambers of Commerce. All of whom qualify as mortal enemies of America. And most assured they are far worse than a bearded old road apple like Meatwad.

  94. Below link to a photograph of a typical Pacific Coast Highway bus stop in Malibu, similar (but with only 1 bench) to the one just outside the gates of the Malibu Cove Colony, no doubt “sufficient” for the “brown” people who daily attend to the domestic needs of the Reiner household.

    https://patch.com/california/malibu/malibu-spends-38k-on-trash-cans-at-malibu-bus-stops

  95. @Daniel Chieh
    @eah

    I actually followed through the twitter of those guys. What enormous morons.

    Replies: @Bubba, @eah

    LOL! Once I actually tried to read some twitter threads by BLM supporting African Americans. I still couldn’t make sense of them even after lowering my IQ with a twelve pack of beers.

  96. That looks like a good place for some offshore drilling.

    Mr. President, are you listening?

    (After all, they’ve had it down by Orange County forever, and it never has seemed to make life any less beachy.)

  97. @Cortes
    It surprises me that no one organises bussing in of a little diversity to Malibu.

    Regularly.

    Replies: @Daniel Williams, @athEIst, @jack ryan

    Doesn’t a lot of diversity bus(mostly) in daily–the help.

  98. @Achmed E. Newman

    By LAUREN BEALE
    MAR 12, 2015

    Rob Reiner, whose “All in the Family” role launched his stardom in the 1970s, is ...
     

    Whoa, whoa, just hold on a minute. Even I know that Rob Reiner's Dad was some kind of hotshot movie or TV guy too. What does she mean, "launched his stardom"? Carl Reiner was a big shot in that business; his son was just "the meathead", and living up pretty well to his old moniker up to the present day, I must say. Kudos, as it were.

    Anyway the fact that I know this and Steve Sailer hasn't mentioned it is kind of triggering me right now. I will go back to teaching some slow-learner on a previous post about health care to calm myself down.

    .

    Stay out of Malibu, Sailer! Especially the golf courses!

    Replies: @Anonymous, @ScarletNumber

    I was going to mention this. I have always assumed that his father had a lot to do with Rob Reiner’s career.

  99. @Daniel Chieh
    @eah

    I actually followed through the twitter of those guys. What enormous morons.

    Replies: @Bubba, @eah

    How brave/daring of you — which “guys” actually? — and why are they “morons”? — I mean besides the fact you said so.

    • Replies: @Daniel Chieh
    @eah

    This, to be exact.

    https://twitter.com/hashtag/DreamActNow?src=hash

    And while I could try to describe in more detail, I feel like this tweet encapsulates it better than any description.

    https://twitter.com/AGSchneiderman/status/954741749045440514

    Best of Amerika, indeed.

  100. @Patrick in SC
    @Bragadocious

    I think it's just that he was kind of "workers of the world unite" politically and yet he was living in an uber-luxurious, Gothic palace, where millions of tons of dirt from the excavation of what became Central Park kept its occupants cosseted in silence.

    Replies: @Bragadocious, @athEIst, @Anonymous

    Central Park was excavated?

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @athEIst

    It was sculpted, more accurately. Parts were excavated, parts were filled.

  101. You can be pretty sure when you read a phrase like “arc of xxx of the universe “ you are dealing with some kind of fuzzy Marxist who wants a magical answer to every problem.

    • Replies: @Expletive Deleted
    @Foreign Expert

    "arc of xxx of the universe".
    Is that the same as "Manifest Destiny?"
    Can he literally see into the future? Whattaguy!

  102. @Jim Don Bob
    Still a Meathead.

    Replies: @Hubbub, @Anon, @Dave Pinsen

    I still think a sitcom with Rob Reiner as a liberal version of Archie with his daughter dating a Trump supporter would be brilliant. Reiner may be an ass politically, but if you saw The Wolf of Wall Street you know he’s still a first rate comic actor.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Dave Pinsen

    I can see it now -- the daughter would be a confused, mixed-race bombshell and her boyfriend would be a Nazi skinhead with bad teeth, given to performing Roman Salutes at inopportune moments. Script writes itself, as they say in Tinsel Town.

    Replies: @Dave Pinsen

    , @Art Deco
    @Dave Pinsen

    Derivative.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083413/



    Be nice if the female lead you cast doesn't go nucking futz as her oestrogen levels decline with age.

    http://www.today.com/id/34228231/ns/today-today_entertainment/t/family-ties-mom-i-am-lesbian/#.Wmi_0LBG2qY

    Replies: @Dave Pinsen

  103. @Jenner Ickham Errican
    @Dave Pinsen


    What time did Rob wake up?
     
    The crack of dawn, by the looks of it. I believe the shot points east towards greater Los Angeles. Is the hump on horizon right the Palos Verdes Peninsula?

    One thing that Microsoft recently, inexplicably hobbled (because security? licensing? bandwidth?) is Bing’s formerly great “bird’s eye” map view aerial photography with which one could zoom in and out at oblique cardinal angles with unlimited height for quick acquisition. Now one is restricted to single resolution close-up views of fewer areas, Bing having disabled bird’s eye for many of their maps.

    Replies: @Dave Pinsen, @Old Palo Altan

    Ok, it’s the facing east that threw me off for a moment.

  104. @eah
    @Daniel Chieh

    How brave/daring of you -- which "guys" actually? -- and why are they "morons"? -- I mean besides the fact you said so.

    Replies: @Daniel Chieh

    This, to be exact.

    https://twitter.com/hashtag/DreamActNow?src=hash

    And while I could try to describe in more detail, I feel like this tweet encapsulates it better than any description.

    https://twitter.com/AGSchneiderman/status/954741749045440514

    Best of Amerika, indeed.

  105. @eah
    https://twitter.com/robreiner/status/771670415596851200

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Forbes, @eah, @Ivy, @Anonymous

    ==>But the thought of a taco truck on every corner could push me to the lying narcissist.

    Niles Crane? or Rob Reiner?

  106. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    And then they came for..

    Long Wharf Theater Leader Is Accused of Sexual Misconduct
    New York Times
    The groping began about two months after Kim Rubinstein began working at
    Long Wharf Theater in 2003, she said. She was having dinner at a restaurant
    with her new boss: Gordon Edelstein, the artistic director…

  107. @Maj. Kong
    @Thomm

    No, Section 8 is for formerly conservative Orange, Ventura, San Bernadino and Riverside Counties.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    Exactly. There’s not a single wealthy jewish neighborhood in the nation which has been subject to official racial depredation.

    • Replies: @Flip
    @Anonymous

    Maybe Yonkers in Westchester County, NY.

    Replies: @Anonymous

  108. @Jack D
    They used to sell books listing where all the stars lived.

    https://www.amazon.com/Movieland-Directory-Addresses-Historical-1900-Present/dp/0786443375

    Plus movie star houses have well publicized pedigrees - Reiner's Brentwood house used to be Norman Lear's and before that Paul Henreid's and before that Henry Fonda's.

    It took me about 5 minutes of Googling to figure out where Reiner lived based on the abundant clues. (Convenient walking distance to both Brentwood Country Club AND Riviera!)

    And then there is a website of movie star addresses that just gives it to you , which really takes the fun out of it.

    so this is not exactly top secret information.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    Doesn’t mean they wouldn’t use it against Steve if he gave them the oppty

  109. @Patrick in SC
    @Bragadocious

    I think it's just that he was kind of "workers of the world unite" politically and yet he was living in an uber-luxurious, Gothic palace, where millions of tons of dirt from the excavation of what became Central Park kept its occupants cosseted in silence.

    Replies: @Bragadocious, @athEIst, @Anonymous

    Not just living there–John & Yoko bought up several apartments in the building, becoming the largest property owners there. And yeah, even then it was anything but cheap. Dead quiet though as you say.

  110. @Alec Leamas
    @Patrick in SC


    I admit, at the time it came out, I didn’t appreciate what they were up to with that film. Now, of course, I get it.
     
    Looking back at the film with new eyes, it does really seem like an effort at what Jonathan Weisman might call (((Semitism))) doesn't it?

    Replies: @Anonymous

    Every film. And then there’s television, and then….

  111. @athEIst
    @Patrick in SC

    Central Park was excavated?

    Replies: @Anonymous

    It was sculpted, more accurately. Parts were excavated, parts were filled.

  112. @Stephen Marle
    As much as I enjoy Steve's Twitter feed, I'm starting to worry that he's spending too much time there. Battles with Rob Reiner and John Podhoretz may be fun, but they're junk food. The real stuff are the more substantive blog posts and articles.

    Look what happened to Mickey Kaus. He was completely destroyed by Twitter. He spends all his time tweeting out inside-baseball stuff that is incomprehensible unless you take the time to call up the whole thread. He hardly ever posts anything longer than a tweet these days.

    The best way to deal with Twitter, if you must use it at all, is to religiously delete all but the most recent 50 tweets. This does three things: (1) It reminds you that Twitter is ephemeral, (2) it discourages you from spending too much time crafting something that will be gone in a few days, and (3) it removes incriminating history that will come back to bite you someday when armies of autistic enemies decide to take you out.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @YetAnotherAnon, @Bill B., @Ragno

    As much as I enjoy Steve’s Twitter feed, I’m starting to worry that he’s spending too much time there.

    Agree with this and with your entire post. Twitter is a drug to be used sparingly if at all.

  113. @Otterz
    @Meretricious


    Reiner got his start through nepotism. Without Carl he would not have had a career in show business. Study the films he’s directed: not once was he the most important creative force on the project
     
    His father also protected him after Reiners hardcore sense of entitlement provoked him to sexually assault Mary Tyler Moore. Consider how screwed up in the head you’d have to be, as a 14 year old, to believe that fondling the ass of the adult costar of a major sitcom, at her workplace, is "okay"?

    And then laugh about it later?

    You really have to be essentially off your rocker. There has to be something deeply wrong with you. If, as a teen, I went to my dads work and tried that, even at that time, I’d have to be out of my mind!

    But to Rob and his dad, it's hilarious getting the best of a shiksa! No matter what the pedigree, a shiksa's a shiksa, am I right? Hello? Is this thing on?!

    https://youtu.be/-y3lR44CJI8

    Replies: @Anonymous, @ScarletNumber

    Entitlement

    Beginning, middle and end of the story.

  114. @Meretricious
    re "Battles with Rob Reiner and John Podhoretz may be fun, but they’re junk food. The real stuff are the more substantive blog posts and articles."

    as much as you may think a Reiner or JPod is a mediocrity, u r wrong: JPod is a serious blogger/opinion maker. He actually has his own opinions, and defends them with gusto. Reiner may be a minor filmmaker, but that does not make him stupid. He's extremely clever and has managed to endear himself to many conservatives, including Laura Ingraham. Just cuz u don't like them ...

    Replies: @Anonymous

    When I listen to you pontificate so selectively, I cannot help but notice an 800-lb gorilla in the room here with us. Surely you notice him too?

  115. @Stephen Marle
    As much as I enjoy Steve's Twitter feed, I'm starting to worry that he's spending too much time there. Battles with Rob Reiner and John Podhoretz may be fun, but they're junk food. The real stuff are the more substantive blog posts and articles.

    Look what happened to Mickey Kaus. He was completely destroyed by Twitter. He spends all his time tweeting out inside-baseball stuff that is incomprehensible unless you take the time to call up the whole thread. He hardly ever posts anything longer than a tweet these days.

    The best way to deal with Twitter, if you must use it at all, is to religiously delete all but the most recent 50 tweets. This does three things: (1) It reminds you that Twitter is ephemeral, (2) it discourages you from spending too much time crafting something that will be gone in a few days, and (3) it removes incriminating history that will come back to bite you someday when armies of autistic enemies decide to take you out.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @YetAnotherAnon, @Bill B., @Ragno

    “it removes incriminating history that will come back to bite you someday when armies of autistic enemies decide to take you out”

    I’m sure the $PLC or similar have some archiving software which will save all of a target’s tweets, in fact I’d have thought there is such stuff in the public domain.

    In the UK some Tory MP is currently being attacked because when he was a student of 21 with no idea of a career in politics, he suggested on social media that people on benefits should have vasectomies rather than babies.

  116. @Alec Leamas
    I always thought it was funny that (((Sorkin))) and (((Reiner))) wrote and produced A Few Good Men and came away with the impression that normal Americans would find Col. Jessup to be an irredeemable villain and accept Lt. Sam (((Weinberg))) as the Jiminy-Cricket on Tom Cruise's shoulder, acting as his moral guide and conscience. Jessup's henchman is Keifer Sutherland's Lt. Kendrick, who is more or less any Jew's fever dream of a Southerner as career military officer.

    I imagine that neither ever knew personally the sort of American who would serve in the Marines nor who ever had, and how he would perceive Jessup's code and emphasis on battle readiness. It stands as a sort or Rorschach test where the Jews who made the film think it means one thing, while lots of the people who view the film think it means something else.

    Replies: @Patrick in SC, @Negrolphin Pool, @william munny

    Exactly. I was in the Marines at the time, and after the first guy told us how great it was, a bunch of us went to see it in our dress blues. We cheered Jessup’s speech.

  117. @anonymous
    Meathead... All In the Family... Archie Bunker... wasn't Archie Bunker modeled on the Jewish father of the producer, Norman Lear? But of course it targeted those dumb and prejudiced WASPs. Modern fiction technology then "programs" people to believe that what they see is reality.


    "Archie Bunker's Heart", Paul Farhi, The Washington Post, June 23, 2001:


    "...As Lear once said of his father, on whom Bunker was based, "I could never forgive him for being a bigot. But I found there were other things to love him for."..."

     

    Replies: @Expletive Deleted

    Look up “Till Death Us Do Part”, ancient (1965) Brit sitcom starring (((Warren Mitchell))) as the patriarch. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Till_Death_Us_Do_Part#Differences_from_All_in_the_Family
    Scriptwriter “Speight explained he had originally based Alf on his father, an East End docker who was staunchly reactionary and held “unenlightened” attitudes toward black people”, allegedly. There are so many layers of myth-making and aged recollection wallpapering the history of this I don’t credit any of them now.
    And before you all kick off, Speight is an ancient Yorkshire gentry name, coat of arms and all. Contains no bagels.

  118. @Foreign Expert
    You can be pretty sure when you read a phrase like “arc of xxx of the universe “ you are dealing with some kind of fuzzy Marxist who wants a magical answer to every problem.

    Replies: @Expletive Deleted

    “arc of xxx of the universe”.
    Is that the same as “Manifest Destiny?”
    Can he literally see into the future? Whattaguy!

  119. @Dave Pinsen
    @Jim Don Bob

    I still think a sitcom with Rob Reiner as a liberal version of Archie with his daughter dating a Trump supporter would be brilliant. Reiner may be an ass politically, but if you saw The Wolf of Wall Street you know he's still a first rate comic actor.

    https://twitter.com/dpinsen/status/804952781731889156

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Art Deco

    I can see it now — the daughter would be a confused, mixed-race bombshell and her boyfriend would be a Nazi skinhead with bad teeth, given to performing Roman Salutes at inopportune moments. Script writes itself, as they say in Tinsel Town.

    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
    @Anonymous

    You're terrible at this.

  120. @eah
    @eah

    https://twitter.com/zabdielsantana/status/955966425679695876

    Replies: @The Anti-Gnostic

    “No brakes on this train.” Very apt. The realization that the Left never stops, never moderates, forever consumes ended my youthful liberalism.

  121. From a Jungian perspective, we must recognize that for white liberals, Trump represents their shadow.

  122. @Steve Sailer
    @Forbes

    Malibuites feel crowded. They typically have narrow houses with virtually no yards. Pacific Coast Highway is right out your front door. David Geffen was so rich that he ultimately bought up five houses or lots in a row on Billionaire Beach, but Reiner isn't in that league.

    In general, Malibu is a nightmare of bad town planning, but the people who own there don't want it to change since its problems serve as justification for keeping the population strictly limited.

    Replies: @Barnard, @Brutusale, @Reg Cæsar

    So rich?

    My favorite Bond villain-in-waiting, Larry Ellison, is the true King of Malibu.

    https://therealdeal.com/la/issues_articles/his-majesty-of-malibu/

  123. @Clifford Brown
    @Cagey Beast

    Rob Reiner, David Frum and Max Boot have formed the Committee to Investigate Russia.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMpW56AaAHM

    Replies: @Brutusale

    (((Rob Reiner))), (((David Frum))) and (((Max Boot)))…

    How long is every Jew’s worldview going to be about bubbe’s and zayde’s difficulties with the Tsar?

  124. Does Rob Reiner think people have forgotten about the still ongoing Harvey Sweinstein sexual abuse scandal that has engulfed all of Hollywood? The guy lives and works in the most disgusting depraved cesspit and he actually thinks he still has moral high ground to stand on. Is he insane or just plain clueless?

    It’s come to the point where anything the liberals oppose can be considered good for America, because they oppose everything that is good, and embrace everything that is bad for America and for everyone else but themselves.

  125. @Steve Sailer
    @Forbes

    Malibuites feel crowded. They typically have narrow houses with virtually no yards. Pacific Coast Highway is right out your front door. David Geffen was so rich that he ultimately bought up five houses or lots in a row on Billionaire Beach, but Reiner isn't in that league.

    In general, Malibu is a nightmare of bad town planning, but the people who own there don't want it to change since its problems serve as justification for keeping the population strictly limited.

    Replies: @Barnard, @Brutusale, @Reg Cæsar

    Malibuites feel crowded. They typically have narrow houses with virtually no yards.

    That was the French colonial style. Everyone had to have his piece of the river– Mississippi, St Lawrence, etc– and the lots were barely a house wide, but a mile long.

    Looks like a DNA strand. Indeed, they’re called “ribbon farms”.

  126. Malibu Colony= Trump Tower. Trump = Reiner.

    “Every single person in jail for a violent crime had a nightmare childhood.” Rob Reiner.

  127. @Cortes
    It surprises me that no one organises bussing in of a little diversity to Malibu.

    Regularly.

    Replies: @Daniel Williams, @athEIst, @jack ryan

    Let’s us – we do it!

    I’d love to see large pro homeless protests right out in front of Rob Reiner’s beach place.

  128. http://uk.businessinsider.com/where-jeff-bezos-bill-gates-and-seattle-billionaires-live-map-2018-1?r=US&IR=T

    In 2009, Medina installed city-wide surveillance that included cameras at every intersection and a system that automatically cross-references license plates with crime databases. It was criticized by activists, but a council member told The Seattle Times that crime prevention “outweighs concern over privacy.

  129. @Alec Leamas
    @AndrewR


    Why would you go out of your way to protect Reiner? Your cuckoldry is astounding.
     
    I think Steve probably doesn't want to be the subject of an extended two minutes of hate in the unlikely but well deserved event that some foul fate should befall Meathead.

    It doesn't really matter if the nut ever viewed this blog, Steve will have contributed to an "alt-right climate of hate" similar to the right wing climate of hate in Dallas that forced a Communist defector to kill the Democrat President.

    Replies: @jack ryan

    Agreed and very well said.

    The (Media mafia) coverage, analysis of the President Kennedy assassination coupled with the same media mafia coverage of the 1968 Chicago Democrat convention was what pushed me at a very young age to simply notice that the “American” (yeah right) media was lying.

    JFK was actually anti Communist in the early 1960s – JFK tried to have Fidel Castro removed, even assassinated.

    A Leftist, Pro Castro Communist murders President Kennedy and Walter Cronkite and the entire Lib Left Jewish media goes on and on how Right Wing Conservatives in Dallas TX were to blame for creating a

    Climate of hatred.

    Lib Leftist Jewish media folks do this all the time – spread the meme that Conservative White people have supernatural powers to change, control the climate i.e.

    Global Warming now called:

    Climate Change

  130. @Bugg
    @Anon

    It's not unprecedented for a boat chock full of illegals trying to smuggle themselves to crash into beaches near a major US city. The bodies were washing up in Rockaway, Queens for weeks.Said some of the illegals hopped off the boat, marched right through Brooklyn over the Brooklyn Bridge and into Chinatown. No one really knows how many of the hundreds got away.

    http://www.nytimes.com/1993/06/07/nyregion/smuggled-new-york-immigrants-7-die-crowded-immigrant-ship-grounds-off-queens-one.html?pagewanted=all

    What happens if Africa-like, some group or many groups of 3rd worlders decide to do this on a grand scale with numerous derelict barely-seaworthy vessels? Were this a daily occurrence at Malibu, or the Hamptons or Newport or Martha's Vineyard, our elites would think very differently.

    Replies: @jack ryan

    You are presenting the plot of my favorite novel

    Camp of the Saints by Jean Respail

    here’s the Atlantic Magazine review of this incredible book:

    https://www.theatlantic.com/past/docs/politics/immigrat/kennf.htm

  131. @Dave Pinsen
    @Jim Don Bob

    I still think a sitcom with Rob Reiner as a liberal version of Archie with his daughter dating a Trump supporter would be brilliant. Reiner may be an ass politically, but if you saw The Wolf of Wall Street you know he's still a first rate comic actor.

    https://twitter.com/dpinsen/status/804952781731889156

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Art Deco

    Derivative.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083413/

    Be nice if the female lead you cast doesn’t go nucking futz as her oestrogen levels decline with age.

    http://www.today.com/id/34228231/ns/today-today_entertainment/t/family-ties-mom-i-am-lesbian/#.Wmi_0LBG2qY

    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
    @Art Deco

    It's nothing like Family Ties. It's the inverse of All In The Family.

  132. @Spud Boy
    I'd like to see ol' Meathead's reaction if a flotilla of Haitian boat people washed up on the shore of his private beach.
    .
    .

    Replies: @Steve from Detroit

    Great idea. Someone should troll him by photo-shopping such a flotilla onto his serene photo and send it back to him. Maybe that view would lift his spirits.

  133. @Steve Sailer
    @Anonymous

    The really dangerous loonies often aren't well organized enough mentally enough to do much intensive research into where somebody lives. So I try not to spread information easy enough to help some nut like the guy who shot John Lennon. For example, I'll edit out the name of Manhattan building that a celebrity lives in, but keep the neighborhood.

    Replies: @Hippopotamusdrome, @ScarletNumber, @Bill jones

    Not all heroes wear capes

  134. @Achmed E. Newman

    By LAUREN BEALE
    MAR 12, 2015

    Rob Reiner, whose “All in the Family” role launched his stardom in the 1970s, is ...
     

    Whoa, whoa, just hold on a minute. Even I know that Rob Reiner's Dad was some kind of hotshot movie or TV guy too. What does she mean, "launched his stardom"? Carl Reiner was a big shot in that business; his son was just "the meathead", and living up pretty well to his old moniker up to the present day, I must say. Kudos, as it were.

    Anyway the fact that I know this and Steve Sailer hasn't mentioned it is kind of triggering me right now. I will go back to teaching some slow-learner on a previous post about health care to calm myself down.

    .

    Stay out of Malibu, Sailer! Especially the golf courses!

    Replies: @Anonymous, @ScarletNumber

    Rob Reiner being Carl’s son falls under the heading of “common knowledge”.

    To give Meathead some credit, he wasn’t famous before All in the Family, and his brother and sister aren’t famous at all, so I think Beale’s sentence is accurate.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @ScarletNumber

    Rob Reiner hasn't done much of note in recent decades, but from 1984-1992 he directed seven distinctive and decent movies in a row. This impressive winning streak caused him to be overrated for a time, but now his career is underrated.

  135. @Otterz
    @Meretricious


    Reiner got his start through nepotism. Without Carl he would not have had a career in show business. Study the films he’s directed: not once was he the most important creative force on the project
     
    His father also protected him after Reiners hardcore sense of entitlement provoked him to sexually assault Mary Tyler Moore. Consider how screwed up in the head you’d have to be, as a 14 year old, to believe that fondling the ass of the adult costar of a major sitcom, at her workplace, is "okay"?

    And then laugh about it later?

    You really have to be essentially off your rocker. There has to be something deeply wrong with you. If, as a teen, I went to my dads work and tried that, even at that time, I’d have to be out of my mind!

    But to Rob and his dad, it's hilarious getting the best of a shiksa! No matter what the pedigree, a shiksa's a shiksa, am I right? Hello? Is this thing on?!

    https://youtu.be/-y3lR44CJI8

    Replies: @Anonymous, @ScarletNumber

    I hate to break this to you, but this sort of thing was funny 60 years ago. Plus, you are really overselling what happened by calling it sexual assault.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @ScarletNumber

    Another illustration of how boomers were allowed to do whatever they wanted, and then they demanded that Gen X behave by new standards. The "Demon Child" movie fad ended with the start of the Millennials. Social Security, and so on.

  136. @Jenner Ickham Errican
    @Dave Pinsen


    What time did Rob wake up?
     
    The crack of dawn, by the looks of it. I believe the shot points east towards greater Los Angeles. Is the hump on horizon right the Palos Verdes Peninsula?

    One thing that Microsoft recently, inexplicably hobbled (because security? licensing? bandwidth?) is Bing’s formerly great “bird’s eye” map view aerial photography with which one could zoom in and out at oblique cardinal angles with unlimited height for quick acquisition. Now one is restricted to single resolution close-up views of fewer areas, Bing having disabled bird’s eye for many of their maps.

    Replies: @Dave Pinsen, @Old Palo Altan

    The photo also tells us one of the reasons the area remains so desirable (despite being nothing more than a rather narrow beach hemmed in by a dangerous highway): that view is almost exactly the same one I would have seen if I had been so foolish as to get up at the crack of dawn in any year from 1960 to 67 when my grandmother would take a house for a month for the “benefit” of her many grandchildren at more or less that very spot.
    I hated it – it was nothing like the summers in Laguna in earlier years. There was nothing to do, and, until I learned to drive in 1964, aged 16, nowhere to go. Why she changed venues like that I’ll never understand.
    $100,000 a month? I’d be surprised if she payed even a fiftieth of that.

    • Replies: @Clyde
    @Old Palo Altan

    Great account. Thanks. My family took a waterfront rental one summer. Lower middle class could afford it. The place is incredibly more expensive today, 50 years later. It in only for the rich and wealthy.

  137. @Ivy
    @eah

    Lebowski might say that Rob Reiner passes a lot of water in Malibu. Too bad the genes got diluted, as his dad Carl was talented and a frequent guest on Johnny Carson.

    Replies: @ScarletNumber

    Too bad the genes got diluted, as his dad Carl was talented and a frequent guest on Johnny Carson.

    His mom was talented too.

  138. Nassim Taleb on meeting Susan Sontag

    https://medium.com/incerto/the-merchandising-of-virtue-b548762658f0

    If your private life conflicts with your intellectual opinion, it cancels your intellectual ideas, not your private life

    and

    If your private actions do not generalize then you cannot have general ideas

  139. @Anon
    An inspiring scene from Sands of Malibu.

    http://drrichswier.com/wp-content/uploads/blob.png

    Replies: @Bugg, @Jim Christian

    I’d like to see this on Haifa.

  140. @Old Palo Altan
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    The photo also tells us one of the reasons the area remains so desirable (despite being nothing more than a rather narrow beach hemmed in by a dangerous highway): that view is almost exactly the same one I would have seen if I had been so foolish as to get up at the crack of dawn in any year from 1960 to 67 when my grandmother would take a house for a month for the "benefit" of her many grandchildren at more or less that very spot.
    I hated it - it was nothing like the summers in Laguna in earlier years. There was nothing to do, and, until I learned to drive in 1964, aged 16, nowhere to go. Why she changed venues like that I'll never understand.
    $100,000 a month? I'd be surprised if she payed even a fiftieth of that.

    Replies: @Clyde

    Great account. Thanks. My family took a waterfront rental one summer. Lower middle class could afford it. The place is incredibly more expensive today, 50 years later. It in only for the rich and wealthy.

  141. At long last, it can be revealed!
    The disgust tamper-down non-pariel:
    Sunrise from the beachhead
    At Casa del Meathead.
    For a hundred grand? Oy, such a deal!

  142. @ScarletNumber
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Rob Reiner being Carl's son falls under the heading of "common knowledge".

    To give Meathead some credit, he wasn't famous before All in the Family, and his brother and sister aren't famous at all, so I think Beale's sentence is accurate.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    Rob Reiner hasn’t done much of note in recent decades, but from 1984-1992 he directed seven distinctive and decent movies in a row. This impressive winning streak caused him to be overrated for a time, but now his career is underrated.

  143. @ScarletNumber
    @Otterz

    I hate to break this to you, but this sort of thing was funny 60 years ago. Plus, you are really overselling what happened by calling it sexual assault.

    Replies: @J.Ross

    Another illustration of how boomers were allowed to do whatever they wanted, and then they demanded that Gen X behave by new standards. The “Demon Child” movie fad ended with the start of the Millennials. Social Security, and so on.

  144. “Listed below are the priciest neighborhoods in Los Angeles and their median sale prices in 2017.”

    Ok, for the uninitiated, where are these SoCal neighborhoods (aside from the obvious places)? It seems as though Malibu is well represented, with four (or more?) neighborhoods, but what part of SoCal are the other neighborhoods? Guess Taluca Lake has seen better days since its not on the list. Did Bel Air make the list with any neighborhoods?

    I mean, for Steve, many of these neighborhoods would appear to be fairly well known but for the rest of Americans, maybe not so much. So maybe a breakdown of these other SoCal neighborhoods would help put things in perspective.

  145. @Anonymous
    @Maj. Kong

    Exactly. There's not a single wealthy jewish neighborhood in the nation which has been subject to official racial depredation.

    Replies: @Flip

    Maybe Yonkers in Westchester County, NY.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Flip

    I said "wealthy"--heck, Yonkers isn't really very jewish anymore even.

  146. @Art Deco
    @Dave Pinsen

    Derivative.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083413/



    Be nice if the female lead you cast doesn't go nucking futz as her oestrogen levels decline with age.

    http://www.today.com/id/34228231/ns/today-today_entertainment/t/family-ties-mom-i-am-lesbian/#.Wmi_0LBG2qY

    Replies: @Dave Pinsen

    It’s nothing like Family Ties. It’s the inverse of All In The Family.

  147. @Anonymous
    @Dave Pinsen

    I can see it now -- the daughter would be a confused, mixed-race bombshell and her boyfriend would be a Nazi skinhead with bad teeth, given to performing Roman Salutes at inopportune moments. Script writes itself, as they say in Tinsel Town.

    Replies: @Dave Pinsen

    You’re terrible at this.

  148. @Cagey Beast
    People like Rob Reiner are so safely insulated from the effects of the policies they advocate that I have to wonder if they're eventually going to bring the whole thing down on us all? When he's not pushing for an open door immigration policy, he's pushing for a constitutional crisis by way of heightened tensions with another nuclear power. Do people like him (and the Clintons, McCains etc) , in their Forbidden City enclaves, eventually bring down all civilizations?

    Replies: @The Alarmist

    “Do people like him (and the Clintons, McCains etc) , in their Forbidden City enclaves, eventually bring down all civilizations?”

    Yep. After plundering the little people, they use their ill-gotten riches to hire private armies. The bad news is, they remain on as the Lords of the manor in the petty fiefdoms the society devolves into. Cf. Ancient Rome.

  149. @Thomm
    Isn't Section 8 designed to inject blacks into neighborhoods like this one?

    Replies: @Lars Porsena, @Hippopotamusdrome, @AnotherDad, @Maj. Kong, @anonymous

    No. It’s designed to inject blacks into white, working class neighborhoods like the one depicted in “All In The Family” where Reiner’s fictional father-in-law lived.

  150. @Steve Sailer
    @Anonymous

    The really dangerous loonies often aren't well organized enough mentally enough to do much intensive research into where somebody lives. So I try not to spread information easy enough to help some nut like the guy who shot John Lennon. For example, I'll edit out the name of Manhattan building that a celebrity lives in, but keep the neighborhood.

    Replies: @Hippopotamusdrome, @ScarletNumber, @Bill jones

    Why?

  151. Anything below the high tide line is federal property. As long as you stay on the wet sand, the security guards have no right to block you.

    It would never occur to a WASP millionaire to even try to restrict long distance beach walkers.

    (After all, nothing is more SWPL than a long distance beach walk.)

    For instance, it is possible to walk the entire New Jersey shore, with the exception of Deal.

    Deal is a the wealthy, predominantly Jewish enclave where the Kushners live. It was the only town which refused federal beach replenishment aid, mostly because they liked the fact that the broken beach (in some places the ocean smashes right up against the sea wall, with no beach) blocked beach walkers. They even passed a law that anyone swimming or wading off the Deal beaches had to be wearing a personal flotation device, to give the local police a pretext for harassing any fishermen or surfers “intruding” on what they insist, in defiance of all federal laws, is a “private” beach.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @John Gruskos

    It would never occur to a WASP millionaire to even try to restrict long distance beach walkers.

    Thanks for the contents of your ass. It's been an education.



    However much your beef is fictional or non-fictional, Deal, NJ has a population of 750 and its beach front is about 1 mile long. Household incomes therein average about 25% above New Jersey's mean and household size is about 15% below the New Jersey mean, so the per capita income is about 48% above New Jersey's mean. It's as affluent as you'd expect of a tiny professional-managerial class enclave. The Jews resident are largely Sephardic.

    Replies: @Anon

  152. @Stephen Marle
    As much as I enjoy Steve's Twitter feed, I'm starting to worry that he's spending too much time there. Battles with Rob Reiner and John Podhoretz may be fun, but they're junk food. The real stuff are the more substantive blog posts and articles.

    Look what happened to Mickey Kaus. He was completely destroyed by Twitter. He spends all his time tweeting out inside-baseball stuff that is incomprehensible unless you take the time to call up the whole thread. He hardly ever posts anything longer than a tweet these days.

    The best way to deal with Twitter, if you must use it at all, is to religiously delete all but the most recent 50 tweets. This does three things: (1) It reminds you that Twitter is ephemeral, (2) it discourages you from spending too much time crafting something that will be gone in a few days, and (3) it removes incriminating history that will come back to bite you someday when armies of autistic enemies decide to take you out.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @YetAnotherAnon, @Bill B., @Ragno

    He was completely destroyed by Twitter

    .

    I find even reading the stuff takes a lot of time. Social media is certainly addictive and that applies even to the high brow material.

    What does one do?

  153. Archie Bunker summed this leftwing idiot up nicely with one word: “Meathead”

  154. @Yak-15
    @Daniel Williams

    The ultimate troll would be to crowd fund a rental of Reiner’s house and then relocate 3 dozen Guatemalan illegal aliens into the home (and a camera crew).

    Think of the laughs. The smugness. The moral indignation. I would throw in $200. Maybe more.

    Replies: @Olorin

    Agree entirely and would pony up too.

    Think we could get any Section 8 funding?

    Howbout from these here Humanitarian And Philanthropic Foundations:

    http://www.thesocialcontract.com/artman2/publish/tsc_18_4/tsc_18_4_lamb_obn.shtml

  155. @Flip
    @Anonymous

    Maybe Yonkers in Westchester County, NY.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    I said “wealthy”–heck, Yonkers isn’t really very jewish anymore even.

  156. @Stephen Marle
    As much as I enjoy Steve's Twitter feed, I'm starting to worry that he's spending too much time there. Battles with Rob Reiner and John Podhoretz may be fun, but they're junk food. The real stuff are the more substantive blog posts and articles.

    Look what happened to Mickey Kaus. He was completely destroyed by Twitter. He spends all his time tweeting out inside-baseball stuff that is incomprehensible unless you take the time to call up the whole thread. He hardly ever posts anything longer than a tweet these days.

    The best way to deal with Twitter, if you must use it at all, is to religiously delete all but the most recent 50 tweets. This does three things: (1) It reminds you that Twitter is ephemeral, (2) it discourages you from spending too much time crafting something that will be gone in a few days, and (3) it removes incriminating history that will come back to bite you someday when armies of autistic enemies decide to take you out.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @YetAnotherAnon, @Bill B., @Ragno

    I’ve toyed with the idea of keeping a Dead To Me Now Thanks To Twitter list; of folks whose work I genuinely liked/admired until their toxic virtue-signaling on social media involuntarily triggered a loathing for them, that makes compartmentalizing their work separately from them an impossibility.

    I know that this is one of the things level-headed, rational people insist they would never do. But I think most of them are lying; not maliciously, but who could have foreseen the toxic omnipresence of social media, or how catastrophically enstupidating its effects would be? (And, yes, the irony of “enstupidate” not being an actual word is not lost upon me.)

    Anyway, jot down your own Dead To Me Now Thanks To Twitter list during an idle moment; you’d be surprised how easily, and quickly, the page fills up.

  157. @John Gruskos
    Anything below the high tide line is federal property. As long as you stay on the wet sand, the security guards have no right to block you.

    It would never occur to a WASP millionaire to even try to restrict long distance beach walkers.

    (After all, nothing is more SWPL than a long distance beach walk.)

    For instance, it is possible to walk the entire New Jersey shore, with the exception of Deal.

    Deal is a the wealthy, predominantly Jewish enclave where the Kushners live. It was the only town which refused federal beach replenishment aid, mostly because they liked the fact that the broken beach (in some places the ocean smashes right up against the sea wall, with no beach) blocked beach walkers. They even passed a law that anyone swimming or wading off the Deal beaches had to be wearing a personal flotation device, to give the local police a pretext for harassing any fishermen or surfers "intruding" on what they insist, in defiance of all federal laws, is a "private" beach.

    Replies: @Art Deco

    It would never occur to a WASP millionaire to even try to restrict long distance beach walkers.

    Thanks for the contents of your ass. It’s been an education.

    However much your beef is fictional or non-fictional, Deal, NJ has a population of 750 and its beach front is about 1 mile long. Household incomes therein average about 25% above New Jersey’s mean and household size is about 15% below the New Jersey mean, so the per capita income is about 48% above New Jersey’s mean. It’s as affluent as you’d expect of a tiny professional-managerial class enclave. The Jews resident are largely Sephardic.

    • Replies: @Anon
    @Art Deco

    I don't get why you think you're disagreeing with him. Thanks for the figures, though, I guess.

  158. @Art Deco
    @John Gruskos

    It would never occur to a WASP millionaire to even try to restrict long distance beach walkers.

    Thanks for the contents of your ass. It's been an education.



    However much your beef is fictional or non-fictional, Deal, NJ has a population of 750 and its beach front is about 1 mile long. Household incomes therein average about 25% above New Jersey's mean and household size is about 15% below the New Jersey mean, so the per capita income is about 48% above New Jersey's mean. It's as affluent as you'd expect of a tiny professional-managerial class enclave. The Jews resident are largely Sephardic.

    Replies: @Anon

    I don’t get why you think you’re disagreeing with him. Thanks for the figures, though, I guess.

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