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From the New York Times:

Roiled by Staff Uproar, Civil Rights Group Looks at Intolerance Within

By Audra D. S. Burch, Alan Blinder and John Eligon
March 25, 2019

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Known as one of the most celebrated civil rights lawyers of his time, Morris Dees spent nearly a half-century building the Southern Poverty Law Center into one of the nation’s wealthiest and best-known legal advocacy groups.

He faced down the Ku Klux Klan in the 1980s, and developed his organization, founded in 1971 near the church in Montgomery where the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. preached

So when you donate $5,000 to the SPLC, it’s really going to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the first president of the SPLC.

(Oh … to be pedantic, MLK was the first president of the SCLC, which is, technically, not precisely the same organization as the SPLC.)

, into a crusading anti-hate empire dedicated to fighting extremism in the United States. …

Several women who have worked at the center said they were cautioned against being alone in a room with him. Others who worked there said they had witnessed inappropriate touching or heard him make lewd remarks.

Jason Brooks, a paralegal in Montgomery in 2016, said he had personally heard Mr. Dees say “I like chocolate” in the presence of black women, which he took as a sexual innuendo. (Mr. Dees said he never made the comment.)

There were also instances, Mr. Brooks said, when he witnessed Mr. Dees approach seated women from behind and put his hands on their shoulders.

Although Mr. Dees denied that he was a sexual harasser, he acknowledged that he was the subject of a 2017 complaint after an encounter in Atlanta made an employee uncomfortable.

According to Mr. Dees, he approached the woman and “touched my hand across the top of her shoulder” and introduced himself. He asked about the woman’s visible tattoos, he recalled, and said he had one himself, pointing to his leg.

The woman complained to human resources, Mr. Dees said. …

Audra D. S. Burch and Alan Blinder reported from Montgomery, Ala., and John Eligon from Kansas City, Mo. Reporting was contributed by Campbell Robertson from Pittsburgh, and Julia Jacobs, Christopher Mele, Timothy Williams and Karen Zraick from New York. Grace Ashford and Alain Delaquérière contributed research.

I realize the New York Times dispatched ten journalists to report on their institutional ally, the SPLC, but perhaps there is a little more to the story than Morris putting his hands on women’s shoulders? I dunno what the rest of the story is, but I bet there is more.

It could be Morris did worse things.

Or it could be that Morris has always been Morris, but what’s different now is the Half Billion Dollars.

And getting completely off track:

 
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  1. We got our third fundraising package of the year from the SPLC today sent to my son or wife. This one I can’t even send back a vulgar message to Morris in their prepaid envelope.

    Bill in Glendale

  2. We had a third fundraising package of the year today from the $PLC sent to my wife or son. Can’t even send this one back with a vulgar message for Morris in their prepaid envelope.

    Bill in Glendale

  3. I realize the New York Times dispatched ten journalists to report on their institutional ally, the SPLC, but perhaps there is a little more to the story than Morris putting his hands on women’s shoulders?

    Touching women’s shoulders in public? Isn’t that what Bush used to do to Merkel at NATO summits when he was president?

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @Digital Samizdat

    I think GW was just trying to cop a look... for a hammer & sickle tatoo. He's like a kinder and gentler Tailgunner Joe McCarthy.

  4. Shoulders are now an erogenous zone? And don’t mention my tattoos, which are quite visible. I remember back in college hoping for a beaver shot from one of the few coeds that went there. Times have changed.

    • LOL: JMcG
    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @Buffalo Joe

    Shoe mirrors? Some people reading these comments may want to know.

    , @MEH 0910
    @Buffalo Joe

    https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Recap/TheSimpsonsS5E21LadyBouviersLover


    Old-Timey Ankle Taboo: Jacqueline Bouvier recounts how she was arrested for wearing a Old-Timey Bathing Suit because it exposed her ankles.
     
    https://deadhomersociety.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/ladybouvierslover8_thumb.png
  5. There might not be any more to the story than I like chocolate and shoulder rubs. These women are trained to consider themselves victims. Morris Dees is just another rich old white man to them.

  6. ‘He faced down the Ku Klux Klan in the 1980s…’

    One of those unintentionally amusing lines. Would it be like the time I took on my eighty five year old neighbor and won?

    • LOL: bomag, Rosie
  7. I still don’t understand why the SCLC didn’t sue Dees for trademark infringement. The Susan Komen charity or Wounded Warrior Project wouldn’t have put up with that for 5 seconds. I daresay if SPLC had to change their name to the Southern Historical Intolerance Trust the outcome would have been quite different.

    • Replies: @MikeatMikedotMike
    @Bragadocious

    ISWYDT.

  8. Maybe the NYT wants to throw blacks under the bus? Hispanics tend to be nicer, after all.

  9. He faced down the Ku Klux Klan in the 1980s,

    For the young ‘uns: the nation was under a reign of terror – literally – in the 1980s due to the KKK. Trust me. They damned near came close to toppling the state. Trust me.

    KKK grand Wizard, Bill Wilkinson. Scary dude.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Daniel H

    Zeus and Athena in reverse!


    http://images6.fanpop.com/image/photos/33400000/Birth-of-Athena-athena-33473879-900-1201.jpg

    , @Captain Tripps
    @Daniel H

    Who is that iconic transsexual african rap star holding him up? Very intersectional, way to go. I'm so inept at that...

  10. There is a sort of poetic justice here. One of the crapmeisters gets done in by…crap.

    The Left turns cannibalistic. How do we chum the tank?

  11. founded in 1971 near the church in Montgomery where the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. preached

    Wow, talk about Magic Dirt – just having your office NEAR that church is worth $500 million in donations.

    According to Mr. Dees, he approached the woman and “touched my hand across the top of her shoulder”

    Dees also confessed that he once made a right turn on red because he didn’t see the “NO TURN ON RED” sign and that his biggest character flaw is that he works too hard.

    Now in 2019, it’s not impossible to have a complaint lodged against you for unwanted touching of a shoulder. But even today, that’s not usually a firing offense. Unless you are trying to get rid of someone for other reasons – then any excuse will do.

    But the chance that Dees has confessed his most grievous sins to the NY Times are also slim to none.

    • Agree: Johann Ricke
  12. I bet Joe has never done this:

    COURT DOCS: SPLC Co-Founder Accused of Trying to Molest Step-Daughter With Sex Toy

    “[M]orris entered [Holly’s] room from [Morris and Maureene’s daughter Ellie’s] room, through the bathroom, the document says. “He was in his underwear and he sat on the bed where Holly was lying on her stomach facing away from the door. He touched her on the back and woke her up. He told her that he had brough [sic] her a present, and he presented her with a vibrator. He plugged it in and said he had brought it to her. He proceeded to rub it on her back and said ‘Let me show you how to use it.’”

    Section H is the juicy part:

    IN THE ALABAMA COURT OF CIVIL APPEALS
    MAUREENE BASS DEES )
    )
    Appellant, )
    )
    -vs- ) CASE NO. CIV. 2114
    )
    MORRIS S. DEES, )
    )
    Appellee. )
    —————

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Reg Cæsar

    That's the juicy part? There were PLENTY of juicy parts. Now these allegations were made in the context of a divorce so you have to discount them by maybe 80% but even so there is LOTs of juice there. Most of it seems to be consensual rather than criminal and we are talking about stuff that happened 40 years ago, but Mr. Dees appears to have had quite a juicy sex life. These documents have been public record for 40 years so presumably the Board of the SPLC knew about them and they did not lead to his firing 40 years later.

    Then again, in the age of MeToo, stuff that you did 40 years ago - put on blackface, etc. - it's the same as if you did it yesterday. BTW, once it became clear that he would not be replaced by a vibrant person, the cries for Gov. Blackface's resignation seem to have faded. It shows you that some of these guys (Franken) should have toughed it out. BTW II - what's happening with Jussie? He seems to have disappeared off the radar.

    Replies: @Escher, @Reg Cæsar

    , @JerryC
    @Reg Cæsar

    A plug-in vibrator? Yikes.

    Replies: @JMcG, @Reg Cæsar, @Neuday, @Jack D

    , @the one they call Desanex
    @Reg Cæsar

    I’m calling him Morris “Dildo Duck” Dees.
    https://www.unz.com/isteve/morriss-math-0-5-to-the-4th-power-100/#comment-3110813

    , @dvorak
    @Reg Cæsar

    This brings the Jewish-American pressure groups full circle. The ADL was founded to protect a guilty-as-hell Southern Jewish employer-rapist who raped a Gentile girl in his employ.

    h/t Ron Unz' book review

    Replies: @Jack D

    , @tyrone
    @Reg Cæsar

    In the very near future: Morris Dees??….. never heard of him …..oh ! that's an alt-right conspiracy theory ….never happened…..LOOK A NAZI!!!!

  13. He faced down the Ku Klux Klan in the 1980s,

    …..By the ’80s the Klan was what, maybe two-thirds government informants and FBI infiltrators?

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @syonredux


    …..By the ’80s the Klan was what, maybe two-thirds government informants and FBI infiltrators?
     
    With orders never to shoot!
    , @James Speaks
    @syonredux


    …..By the ’80s the Klan was what, maybe two-thirds government informants and FBI infiltrators?
     
    (Tom Sawyer mode on)
    Truth be told, once the black folk stopped believing in ghosts and stuff, it just weren't fun no more.

    Now they believe in reparations. It was better when they believed in apparitions.

    Replies: @James Braxton

    , @Jack D
    @syonredux

    The meetings must have been hilarious when all the infiltrators and informants who didn't know each other were all trying to entrap each other into committing crimes. "Hey, Cletus, how about you bomb that black church - I'll bring the bomb? Well, Cletus, why don't you do it and I'LL bring the bomb? " Would have loved to have heard the tapes from the wires that they were all carrying. I wonder whether they had problems with the frequencies interfering with each other? The RFI coming out of that room must have been something to behold.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    , @Bill Jones
    @syonredux

    …..By the ’80s the Klan was what, maybe two-thirds government informants and FBI infiltrators?

    And the rest were democrats.

  14. a crusading anti-hate empire

    Darth Vader sure can get on that train!

  15. anonymous[479] • Disclaimer says:

    wwebd said – Faulkner was a good writer, and not many people like his novels more than I do, but when the Snopeses show up about 6 or 7 novels into the yoknapatawhpa timeline, even I stop reading.

  16. Wait. Has the BAD ORANGE MAN vanquished Avenatti and Dees?

    Who is next?

  17. @syonredux

    He faced down the Ku Klux Klan in the 1980s,
     
    .....By the '80s the Klan was what, maybe two-thirds government informants and FBI infiltrators?

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @James Speaks, @Jack D, @Bill Jones

    …..By the ’80s the Klan was what, maybe two-thirds government informants and FBI infiltrators?

    With orders never to shoot!

  18. @syonredux

    He faced down the Ku Klux Klan in the 1980s,
     
    .....By the '80s the Klan was what, maybe two-thirds government informants and FBI infiltrators?

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @James Speaks, @Jack D, @Bill Jones

    …..By the ’80s the Klan was what, maybe two-thirds government informants and FBI infiltrators?

    (Tom Sawyer mode on)
    Truth be told, once the black folk stopped believing in ghosts and stuff, it just weren’t fun no more.

    Now they believe in reparations. It was better when they believed in apparitions.

    • Replies: @James Braxton
    @James Speaks

    Tom Sawyer wouldn't have said "black folks"

    Replies: @James Speaks

  19. istevefan says:

    On an old post we discussed Amazon Smile and how they make donations on purchases to a charity of your choice. I wrote that I signed up to donate to NumbersUSA and was surprised they had not been banned. I just received an email from Amazon with an update for the 4th quarter 2018 contributions.

    Your charity, Numbersusa Education & Research Foundation, recently received a quarterly donation of $467.04 thanks to customers shopping at smile.amazon.com.

    Thanks to customers like you, AmazonSmile has donated a total of:

    $3,696.72 to Numbersusa Education & Research Foundation
    $124,651,081.04 to all charities

    As you can see NumbersUSA isn’t getting much because no one really knows you can donate to them. If you do shop at Amazon, consider going to smile.amazon.com to log in and make your purchases. Search the charities list for ‘NumbersUSA’ to select it. Remember to not use a space between those words, or it won’t come up. It’s a shame that NumbersUSA has only gotten $3.6K in over 5-plus years of being on this list.

    As for the $PLC, they have probably received millions over the years off Amazon Smile.

    • Replies: @onetwothree
    @istevefan

    I would recommend keeping your political donations as far from the data miners at amazon (et al) as possible. Just cut them a check directly.

  20. @Daniel H
    He faced down the Ku Klux Klan in the 1980s,

    For the young ‘uns: the nation was under a reign of terror – literally – in the 1980s due to the KKK. Trust me. They damned near came close to toppling the state. Trust me.

    KKK grand Wizard, Bill Wilkinson. Scary dude.

    https://bossip.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/kkk.jpg?w=529&h=320&crop=1

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Captain Tripps

    Zeus and Athena in reverse!

  21. Although Mr. Dees denied that he was a sexual harasser, he acknowledged that he was the subject of a 2017 complaint after an encounter in Atlanta made an employee uncomfortable.

    At the age of 80.

    Old age used to slow down creepers like Morris Dees. Now drugs like Cialis and Viagra keep them horny even as their self-control and looks go out the window.

    It used to be that men who stayed sexually vigorous into old age had to do so the natural way, by staying in shape. So at least when young women (and young men) got hit on by the old geezers they were getting hit on by old geezers who had at least bothered to take care of themselves.

  22. @Reg Cæsar
    I bet Joe has never done this:

    COURT DOCS: SPLC Co-Founder Accused of Trying to Molest Step-Daughter With Sex Toy


    “[M]orris entered [Holly’s] room from [Morris and Maureene’s daughter Ellie’s] room, through the bathroom, the document says. “He was in his underwear and he sat on the bed where Holly was lying on her stomach facing away from the door. He touched her on the back and woke her up. He told her that he had brough [sic] her a present, and he presented her with a vibrator. He plugged it in and said he had brought it to her. He proceeded to rub it on her back and said ‘Let me show you how to use it.'”
     
    Section H is the juicy part:

    IN THE ALABAMA COURT OF CIVIL APPEALS
    MAUREENE BASS DEES )
    )
    Appellant, )
    )
    -vs- ) CASE NO. CIV. 2114
    )
    MORRIS S. DEES, )
    )
    Appellee. )
    ---------------

    Replies: @Jack D, @JerryC, @the one they call Desanex, @dvorak, @tyrone

    That’s the juicy part? There were PLENTY of juicy parts. Now these allegations were made in the context of a divorce so you have to discount them by maybe 80% but even so there is LOTs of juice there. Most of it seems to be consensual rather than criminal and we are talking about stuff that happened 40 years ago, but Mr. Dees appears to have had quite a juicy sex life. These documents have been public record for 40 years so presumably the Board of the SPLC knew about them and they did not lead to his firing 40 years later.

    Then again, in the age of MeToo, stuff that you did 40 years ago – put on blackface, etc. – it’s the same as if you did it yesterday. BTW, once it became clear that he would not be replaced by a vibrant person, the cries for Gov. Blackface’s resignation seem to have faded. It shows you that some of these guys (Franken) should have toughed it out. BTW II – what’s happening with Jussie? He seems to have disappeared off the radar.

    • Replies: @Escher
    @Jack D


    BTW II – what’s happening with Jussie? He seems to have disappeared off the radar.
     
    The news cycle is notoriously short these days. No one is talking about Khashoggi and Mr. Bone Saw either.
    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Jack D


    Now these allegations were made in the context of a divorce so you have to discount them by maybe 80%
     
    In most cases, sure. But here they're most likely understated.

    This gives new meaning to "Morris the Cat".


    https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Fritz_9827.jpg
  23. @Reg Cæsar
    I bet Joe has never done this:

    COURT DOCS: SPLC Co-Founder Accused of Trying to Molest Step-Daughter With Sex Toy


    “[M]orris entered [Holly’s] room from [Morris and Maureene’s daughter Ellie’s] room, through the bathroom, the document says. “He was in his underwear and he sat on the bed where Holly was lying on her stomach facing away from the door. He touched her on the back and woke her up. He told her that he had brough [sic] her a present, and he presented her with a vibrator. He plugged it in and said he had brought it to her. He proceeded to rub it on her back and said ‘Let me show you how to use it.'”
     
    Section H is the juicy part:

    IN THE ALABAMA COURT OF CIVIL APPEALS
    MAUREENE BASS DEES )
    )
    Appellant, )
    )
    -vs- ) CASE NO. CIV. 2114
    )
    MORRIS S. DEES, )
    )
    Appellee. )
    ---------------

    Replies: @Jack D, @JerryC, @the one they call Desanex, @dvorak, @tyrone

    A plug-in vibrator? Yikes.

    • Replies: @JMcG
    @JerryC

    You can’t use the two-stroke powered ones inside because of the blue smoke and loud exhaust.

    Replies: @Escher, @Bill Jones

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @JerryC


    A plug-in vibrator? Yikes.
     
    I'm sure some are AC/DC, too. Just don't use them on a waterbed.

    Tucson, Ariz. (CPS) -- Malcolm Coors. a University of Arizona grad student in economics, is apparently the first fatality of the waterbed fad sweeping nouveau-riche hippies this year. Coors had been watching a late-night talk show on his tiny Sony television, which had frayed electrical connecting wires. The set fell into a puddle - the result of his cat clawing at the waterbed - and he
    was electrocuted.

    https://vc.bridgew.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=https://www.google.com/&httpsredir=1&article=1273&context=comment

     

    Replies: @Craig Nelsen

    , @Neuday
    @JerryC

    I hear Oprah has a signature line that requires a 240V circuit.

    , @Jack D
    @JerryC

    This was the 1970s, the dark ages. Before that they had steam powered ones (I kid you not):

    https://www.cvltnation.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/0d86d33a5619801f5695699ed06979c5.jpg

    and hand cranked:

    https://www.cvltnation.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/VIBEslide_318688_2952521_free.jpg

    and they were among the 1st electrical appliances.

    Vibrators were originally used as medical treatments for female "hysteria".

    Replies: @benjaminl

  24. ‘He faced down the Ku Klux Klan in the 1980s…’

    It was 1985, militant KKK leader, Federal informant, Federal inmate, and Kansas City Synagogue shooter (even though he only shot Christians) the traitor Glenn Miller after a bruising court battle with the SPLC gave Dees a ride to the airport.

    From Miller’s book:
    “After signing the Dees agreement and the meeting with Judge Britt in January 1985, Dees shook my hand, and asked if I’d give him a ride to the airport. He was returning in triumph to his home in Montgomery, Alabama. I agreed to give him a lift,”

    https://archive.org/stream/awmso/awmso.txt
    Caution, if you go to that link, the SPLC will probably count you as a hate group in this year’s total.

  25. COMPLETE AND TOTAL EXONERATION – Enjoy that media lowlifes . With a nice Chablis.

  26. I also like chocolate.

    • Replies: @AnotherDad
    @Anon


    I also like chocolate.
     
    Me too. And vanilla. And caramel is tasty now and again too. And try a bit of cinnamon, coconut or malt for variety.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Anon

  27. Or it could be that Morris has always been Morris, but what’s different now is the Half Billion Dollars.

    Bingo. Who knows (or cares) how many pedophile priests there actually are. What matters to Dewey, Cheatem, & Howe LLP is that the Catholic Church owns real estate in all the most expensive neighborhoods in America.

    There is an exquisite irony to a bunch of ambulance chasing hate lawyers becoming the target of sexual harassment lawsuits.

  28. @Digital Samizdat

    I realize the New York Times dispatched ten journalists to report on their institutional ally, the SPLC, but perhaps there is a little more to the story than Morris putting his hands on women’s shoulders?
     
    Touching women's shoulders in public? Isn't that what Bush used to do to Merkel at NATO summits when he was president?


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTQY1Aw9zcs

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    I think GW was just trying to cop a look… for a hammer & sickle tatoo. He’s like a kinder and gentler Tailgunner Joe McCarthy.

  29. @Buffalo Joe
    Shoulders are now an erogenous zone? And don't mention my tattoos, which are quite visible. I remember back in college hoping for a beaver shot from one of the few coeds that went there. Times have changed.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @MEH 0910

    Shoe mirrors? Some people reading these comments may want to know.

  30. @Bragadocious
    I still don't understand why the SCLC didn't sue Dees for trademark infringement. The Susan Komen charity or Wounded Warrior Project wouldn't have put up with that for 5 seconds. I daresay if SPLC had to change their name to the Southern Historical Intolerance Trust the outcome would have been quite different.

    Replies: @MikeatMikedotMike

    ISWYDT.

  31. I dunno what the rest of the story is, but I bet there is more.

    You’re probably right, Steve, and if there is, I hope I can hear it from you – I damn sure would never know about it from the NY Times for a coupla reasons.

    However, maybe that rest of the story is really not anything illegal or enough for him to deserve termination. It could have been any kind of political deal, and now, as you can see by the utter stupidity written in your excerpt, that anyone (who’s not straight white male, I mean) can come up with anything.

    Hell, I like chocolate too, and am I supposed to watch my mouth at the drugstore when I pick up a box for the wife if anyone in the store is black? That’ll be difficult, cause I don’t watch my mouth, and I ain’t starting tomorrow!

  32. “His needs were his needs and he needs Mo Dees needs.”

    -Babs.

  33. @JerryC
    @Reg Cæsar

    A plug-in vibrator? Yikes.

    Replies: @JMcG, @Reg Cæsar, @Neuday, @Jack D

    You can’t use the two-stroke powered ones inside because of the blue smoke and loud exhaust.

    • LOL: Achmed E. Newman
    • Replies: @Escher
    @JMcG

    Blue smoke will get lost in the blue hair.

    , @Bill Jones
    @JMcG

    Hence the expression Diesel Dyke

    Replies: @Anonymous

  34. @JerryC
    @Reg Cæsar

    A plug-in vibrator? Yikes.

    Replies: @JMcG, @Reg Cæsar, @Neuday, @Jack D

    A plug-in vibrator? Yikes.

    I’m sure some are AC/DC, too. Just don’t use them on a waterbed.

    Tucson, Ariz. (CPS) — Malcolm Coors. a University of Arizona grad student in economics, is apparently the first fatality of the waterbed fad sweeping nouveau-riche hippies this year. Coors had been watching a late-night talk show on his tiny Sony television, which had frayed electrical connecting wires. The set fell into a puddle – the result of his cat clawing at the waterbed – and he
    was electrocuted.

    https://vc.bridgew.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=https://www.google.com/&httpsredir=1&article=1273&context=comment

    • Replies: @Craig Nelsen
    @Reg Cæsar

    Well, if we had to lose one, I'm glad it was an economist.

  35. I knew exactly what it was just from the headline. Let’s all hope he’s the nominee.

    • LOL: MEH 0910
    • Replies: @larry lurker
    @J.Ross

    Good God, that meme. I guess it's also useful in that you can spread it around without identifying the girls.

  36. That Tracey Ullman clip is hilarious, but there’s a bit near the beginning that I can’t quite make out:

    0:17 “It is I for the mature sex machine is of no relevance” 0:20

    I assume this is referring to Mme. Macron, but it’s unclear…

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
    @Vinteuil

    "Und his [Macron's] eye for ze mature..."

    Replies: @Vinteuil

    , @e
    @Vinteuil

    The hetero sex stuff from Angela doesn't ring true enough to be funny: I am sure she's lesbian.

    , @AnotherDad
    @Vinteuil

    Despite the similarity in age, Brigitte Macron and Angela Merkel are practically different species.

    Despite being married to the cuck Macron and their weird story, Brigitte has three kids and i'm pretty sure very much loves being a woman and loves being French.

  37. @Vinteuil
    That Tracey Ullman clip is hilarious, but there's a bit near the beginning that I can't quite make out:

    0:17 "It is I for the mature sex machine is of no relevance" 0:20

    I assume this is referring to Mme. Macron, but it's unclear...

    Replies: @Almost Missouri, @e, @AnotherDad

    “Und his [Macron’s] eye for ze mature…”

    • Replies: @Vinteuil
    @Almost Missouri


    “Und his [Macron’s] eye for ze mature…”
     
    Excellent - thanks for the assist.
  38. @James Speaks
    @syonredux


    …..By the ’80s the Klan was what, maybe two-thirds government informants and FBI infiltrators?
     
    (Tom Sawyer mode on)
    Truth be told, once the black folk stopped believing in ghosts and stuff, it just weren't fun no more.

    Now they believe in reparations. It was better when they believed in apparitions.

    Replies: @James Braxton

    Tom Sawyer wouldn’t have said “black folks”

    • Replies: @James Speaks
    @James Braxton


    Tom Sawyer wouldn’t have said “black folks”
     
    Agreed. I wanted to call attention to the shift from our (more or less whitey) perception that they have shifted from superstition to avarice, that is, from an overwhelming emotion to another overwhelming emotion. Such an informed electorate.
  39. Biden does remind me a bit of Richard Dawson on “Family Feud.” Maybe, he could be the new host, after he loses the primary?

  40. I really can’t wait for the Democrat with the best campaign manager to torpedo Biden the way Obama’s campaign torpedoed him in 2008. All they have to do is just watch and wait for Creepy Joe to make one of his usual gaffes, and pounce instead of doing the usual Democrat sweep-Biden’s-mistake-under-the rug routines.

    After all, Obama didn’t bother to dig up the years of gaffes Creepy Joe made—-he just waited for the latest. “Articulate and clean”, as weak as it was, was all Obama needed to get his future V.P. bounced.

    The DC crowd has this weird, long-standing belief that Creepy Joe is an awesome candidate everyone loves. Too bad no one outside the DC bubble agrees. This is similar to their idea that Hillary was a great politician and was going to win in a landslide.

    • Replies: @216
    @R.G. Camara

    The Hillary campaign made a major error in not rehiring Axelrod and Messina from Obama, and sidelining the 92/96 Clinton veterans like Podesta and Brazile.

    By contrast, failed GOP campaign staff tend to repeat, and many go on to be paid shills in the left-media.

    Messina went on to work for the UK Conservative (!) Party. Perhaps the GOP should consider importing Lynton Crosby.

  41. @Jack D
    @Reg Cæsar

    That's the juicy part? There were PLENTY of juicy parts. Now these allegations were made in the context of a divorce so you have to discount them by maybe 80% but even so there is LOTs of juice there. Most of it seems to be consensual rather than criminal and we are talking about stuff that happened 40 years ago, but Mr. Dees appears to have had quite a juicy sex life. These documents have been public record for 40 years so presumably the Board of the SPLC knew about them and they did not lead to his firing 40 years later.

    Then again, in the age of MeToo, stuff that you did 40 years ago - put on blackface, etc. - it's the same as if you did it yesterday. BTW, once it became clear that he would not be replaced by a vibrant person, the cries for Gov. Blackface's resignation seem to have faded. It shows you that some of these guys (Franken) should have toughed it out. BTW II - what's happening with Jussie? He seems to have disappeared off the radar.

    Replies: @Escher, @Reg Cæsar

    BTW II – what’s happening with Jussie? He seems to have disappeared off the radar.

    The news cycle is notoriously short these days. No one is talking about Khashoggi and Mr. Bone Saw either.

  42. @JMcG
    @JerryC

    You can’t use the two-stroke powered ones inside because of the blue smoke and loud exhaust.

    Replies: @Escher, @Bill Jones

    Blue smoke will get lost in the blue hair.

  43. @J.Ross
    I knew exactly what it was just from the headline. Let's all hope he's the nominee.
    https://i.pinimg.com/236x/4b/45/56/4b45567228e80eff491cb8336d777f4a.jpg

    Replies: @larry lurker

    Good God, that meme. I guess it’s also useful in that you can spread it around without identifying the girls.

  44. My only problem with someone putting their hands on my shoulders is that it’s too near my neck for comfort. I don’t want anyone’s hands (except for a relatives’) near my neck uninvited.

  45. Joe Biden leaves half-billion-dollar bills just lying there on the sidewalk free for the taking at his average prayer breakfast?

    Seems legit.

  46. @Reg Cæsar
    I bet Joe has never done this:

    COURT DOCS: SPLC Co-Founder Accused of Trying to Molest Step-Daughter With Sex Toy


    “[M]orris entered [Holly’s] room from [Morris and Maureene’s daughter Ellie’s] room, through the bathroom, the document says. “He was in his underwear and he sat on the bed where Holly was lying on her stomach facing away from the door. He touched her on the back and woke her up. He told her that he had brough [sic] her a present, and he presented her with a vibrator. He plugged it in and said he had brought it to her. He proceeded to rub it on her back and said ‘Let me show you how to use it.'”
     
    Section H is the juicy part:

    IN THE ALABAMA COURT OF CIVIL APPEALS
    MAUREENE BASS DEES )
    )
    Appellant, )
    )
    -vs- ) CASE NO. CIV. 2114
    )
    MORRIS S. DEES, )
    )
    Appellee. )
    ---------------

    Replies: @Jack D, @JerryC, @the one they call Desanex, @dvorak, @tyrone

  47. @Jack D
    @Reg Cæsar

    That's the juicy part? There were PLENTY of juicy parts. Now these allegations were made in the context of a divorce so you have to discount them by maybe 80% but even so there is LOTs of juice there. Most of it seems to be consensual rather than criminal and we are talking about stuff that happened 40 years ago, but Mr. Dees appears to have had quite a juicy sex life. These documents have been public record for 40 years so presumably the Board of the SPLC knew about them and they did not lead to his firing 40 years later.

    Then again, in the age of MeToo, stuff that you did 40 years ago - put on blackface, etc. - it's the same as if you did it yesterday. BTW, once it became clear that he would not be replaced by a vibrant person, the cries for Gov. Blackface's resignation seem to have faded. It shows you that some of these guys (Franken) should have toughed it out. BTW II - what's happening with Jussie? He seems to have disappeared off the radar.

    Replies: @Escher, @Reg Cæsar

    Now these allegations were made in the context of a divorce so you have to discount them by maybe 80%

    In most cases, sure. But here they’re most likely understated.

    This gives new meaning to “Morris the Cat”.

  48. @Reg Cæsar
    @JerryC


    A plug-in vibrator? Yikes.
     
    I'm sure some are AC/DC, too. Just don't use them on a waterbed.

    Tucson, Ariz. (CPS) -- Malcolm Coors. a University of Arizona grad student in economics, is apparently the first fatality of the waterbed fad sweeping nouveau-riche hippies this year. Coors had been watching a late-night talk show on his tiny Sony television, which had frayed electrical connecting wires. The set fell into a puddle - the result of his cat clawing at the waterbed - and he
    was electrocuted.

    https://vc.bridgew.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=https://www.google.com/&httpsredir=1&article=1273&context=comment

     

    Replies: @Craig Nelsen

    Well, if we had to lose one, I’m glad it was an economist.

  49. @istevefan
    On an old post we discussed Amazon Smile and how they make donations on purchases to a charity of your choice. I wrote that I signed up to donate to NumbersUSA and was surprised they had not been banned. I just received an email from Amazon with an update for the 4th quarter 2018 contributions.

    Your charity, Numbersusa Education & Research Foundation, recently received a quarterly donation of $467.04 thanks to customers shopping at smile.amazon.com.
    ...

    Thanks to customers like you, AmazonSmile has donated a total of:

    $3,696.72 to Numbersusa Education & Research Foundation
    $124,651,081.04 to all charities
     

    As you can see NumbersUSA isn't getting much because no one really knows you can donate to them. If you do shop at Amazon, consider going to smile.amazon.com to log in and make your purchases. Search the charities list for 'NumbersUSA' to select it. Remember to not use a space between those words, or it won't come up. It's a shame that NumbersUSA has only gotten $3.6K in over 5-plus years of being on this list.

    As for the $PLC, they have probably received millions over the years off Amazon Smile.

    Replies: @onetwothree

    I would recommend keeping your political donations as far from the data miners at amazon (et al) as possible. Just cut them a check directly.

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman
  50. @Reg Cæsar
    I bet Joe has never done this:

    COURT DOCS: SPLC Co-Founder Accused of Trying to Molest Step-Daughter With Sex Toy


    “[M]orris entered [Holly’s] room from [Morris and Maureene’s daughter Ellie’s] room, through the bathroom, the document says. “He was in his underwear and he sat on the bed where Holly was lying on her stomach facing away from the door. He touched her on the back and woke her up. He told her that he had brough [sic] her a present, and he presented her with a vibrator. He plugged it in and said he had brought it to her. He proceeded to rub it on her back and said ‘Let me show you how to use it.'”
     
    Section H is the juicy part:

    IN THE ALABAMA COURT OF CIVIL APPEALS
    MAUREENE BASS DEES )
    )
    Appellant, )
    )
    -vs- ) CASE NO. CIV. 2114
    )
    MORRIS S. DEES, )
    )
    Appellee. )
    ---------------

    Replies: @Jack D, @JerryC, @the one they call Desanex, @dvorak, @tyrone

    This brings the Jewish-American pressure groups full circle. The ADL was founded to protect a guilty-as-hell Southern Jewish employer-rapist who raped a Gentile girl in his employ.

    h/t Ron Unz’ book review

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @dvorak

    Raped and murdered! Don't forget murdered.

    I know that it's a waste of electrons, but for the nth time, Dees is a Southern Baptist good old boy and not Jewish.

    Replies: @George

  51. @Buffalo Joe
    Shoulders are now an erogenous zone? And don't mention my tattoos, which are quite visible. I remember back in college hoping for a beaver shot from one of the few coeds that went there. Times have changed.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @MEH 0910

    https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Recap/TheSimpsonsS5E21LadyBouviersLover

    Old-Timey Ankle Taboo: Jacqueline Bouvier recounts how she was arrested for wearing a Old-Timey Bathing Suit because it exposed her ankles.

  52. “the Half Billion Dollars.” Time to make sure that money goes to 100% African American Southern institutions. For example, Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

    This is the organization that should get the $$$$.

    American Descendants of Slavery
    https://ados101.com/about-ados

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @George

    The money should be returned to the donors or their descendants. There never was a vast secret Klan conspiracy terrorising the South. The SPLC obtained this money by fraud.

  53. Half a billion dollars needed to beat Trump in 2020.

  54. Has anyone noticed that another top SPLC figure is gone? Chairman of the Board, Alan B Howard, is no longer listed on the website. He’s been replaced by a Person of Color. This makes the claim that Dees was fired for sexual misconduct–and Cohen resigned because it occurred on his watch–even less believable.

  55. @George
    "the Half Billion Dollars." Time to make sure that money goes to 100% African American Southern institutions. For example, Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

    This is the organization that should get the $$$$.

    American Descendants of Slavery
    https://ados101.com/about-ados

    Replies: @Anonymous

    The money should be returned to the donors or their descendants. There never was a vast secret Klan conspiracy terrorising the South. The SPLC obtained this money by fraud.

  56. > I realize the New York Times dispatched ten journalists to report on their institutional ally, the SPLC, but perhaps there is a little more to the story than Morris putting his hands on women’s shoulders?

    This article is already a finalist in the “Not printing the news that doesn’t fit” category. Split 10 ways, their Pulitzer payout will be $1,500 each.

  57. @Reg Cæsar
    I bet Joe has never done this:

    COURT DOCS: SPLC Co-Founder Accused of Trying to Molest Step-Daughter With Sex Toy


    “[M]orris entered [Holly’s] room from [Morris and Maureene’s daughter Ellie’s] room, through the bathroom, the document says. “He was in his underwear and he sat on the bed where Holly was lying on her stomach facing away from the door. He touched her on the back and woke her up. He told her that he had brough [sic] her a present, and he presented her with a vibrator. He plugged it in and said he had brought it to her. He proceeded to rub it on her back and said ‘Let me show you how to use it.'”
     
    Section H is the juicy part:

    IN THE ALABAMA COURT OF CIVIL APPEALS
    MAUREENE BASS DEES )
    )
    Appellant, )
    )
    -vs- ) CASE NO. CIV. 2114
    )
    MORRIS S. DEES, )
    )
    Appellee. )
    ---------------

    Replies: @Jack D, @JerryC, @the one they call Desanex, @dvorak, @tyrone

    In the very near future: Morris Dees??….. never heard of him …..oh ! that’s an alt-right conspiracy theory ….never happened…..LOOK A NAZI!!!!

  58. OT: Meanwhile, here’s what the liberals at The Onion have to say about the Mueller Report.

    https://www.theonion.com/mueller-finds-no-evidence-of-trump-russia-conspiracy-a-1833553936

    It confirms all of my personal guesses…

  59. The fact that these White Men have been kicked out and someone else gets to spend the money they’ve raised brings up another point. That the #MeToo movement is about power and money more than it is about any ISM.

  60. @JerryC
    @Reg Cæsar

    A plug-in vibrator? Yikes.

    Replies: @JMcG, @Reg Cæsar, @Neuday, @Jack D

    I hear Oprah has a signature line that requires a 240V circuit.

  61. @dvorak
    @Reg Cæsar

    This brings the Jewish-American pressure groups full circle. The ADL was founded to protect a guilty-as-hell Southern Jewish employer-rapist who raped a Gentile girl in his employ.

    h/t Ron Unz' book review

    Replies: @Jack D

    Raped and murdered! Don’t forget murdered.

    I know that it’s a waste of electrons, but for the nth time, Dees is a Southern Baptist good old boy and not Jewish.

    • Replies: @George
    @Jack D

    Dees is a Southern Baptist good old boy and not Jewish.

    Dees was born in 1936 in Shorter, Alabama, the son of Annie Ruth (Frazer) and Morris Seligman Dees, Sr., tenant cotton farmers.[2][9] His family was Baptist.[10] His grandfather named his son "Morris Seligman" after a Jewish friend.[11]

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morris_Dees#Early_life

    Dees is not a name associated with Jews.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dees_(surname)

    Replies: @Anonymous

  62. @syonredux

    He faced down the Ku Klux Klan in the 1980s,
     
    .....By the '80s the Klan was what, maybe two-thirds government informants and FBI infiltrators?

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @James Speaks, @Jack D, @Bill Jones

    The meetings must have been hilarious when all the infiltrators and informants who didn’t know each other were all trying to entrap each other into committing crimes. “Hey, Cletus, how about you bomb that black church – I’ll bring the bomb? Well, Cletus, why don’t you do it and I’LL bring the bomb? ” Would have loved to have heard the tapes from the wires that they were all carrying. I wonder whether they had problems with the frequencies interfering with each other? The RFI coming out of that room must have been something to behold.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Jack D

    Expensive very selective receivers were specially built because the receive only variant of the IFR1200 service monitor and the Mason surveillance boxes would freak out because of the sheer number of covert wireless mics in a lot of these situation. The FBI would put twenty different devices in a single hotel room. They had no firm limitation on FM deviation and would walk on each other constantly. This is personal experience speaking. If you can find one of those radios surplus hang on to it for dear life. They will beat even the vaunted Mc MR78 for FM broadcast. My WJ unit gets the old people's FM station in Malta Bend (or what used to be the old people's station, KRLI, I guess the duffers died off and it's now a lameish C&W station) from south Overland Park with a 5 foot whip on the house roof.

    Neither my 1200SS or my Potomac FIM-71 (yeah, I like toys....) will even acknowledge there IS a signal on this same feed.
    A 70s Delco car radio sometimes does though.

  63. @JerryC
    @Reg Cæsar

    A plug-in vibrator? Yikes.

    Replies: @JMcG, @Reg Cæsar, @Neuday, @Jack D

    This was the 1970s, the dark ages. Before that they had steam powered ones (I kid you not):

    and hand cranked:

    and they were among the 1st electrical appliances.

    Vibrators were originally used as medical treatments for female “hysteria”.

    • Replies: @benjaminl
    @Jack D

    A paper came out last fall debunking the "orgasm therapy" story about Victorian hysteria treatments.


    https://marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2018/09/hysteria.html
    https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2018/09/victorian-vibrators-orgasms-doctors/569446/

    Replies: @Jack D, @J.Ross, @Reg Cæsar

  64. >He faced down the Ku Klux Klan in the 1980s

    To echo other commentators, the KKK was a completely spent force by the 1970s, swiss-cheesed with so many federal agents (just like the BND did to neo-Nazis in West Germany) that the real members didn’t know who to trust anymore. The Grey Lady is once again banking on the fact that its ideological choir is ignorant of the divergence between The Narrative and What Actually Happened.

    What Actually Happened is, contrary to what the media would no doubt like people to believe, it wasn’t the Baby Boomer lefties and their intelligentsia/media friends who castrated the KKK. It was J. Edgar Hoover and his merry men, taking actions of often dubious legality to do so. Those willing to think critically-aka, not journalists or people who have much esteem in them-would naturally not find this surprising. Though the Klan didn’t have the same pan-national power that they did during their heyday in the 1920s, they’d been the more or less continuous shadow enforcement and government of the Deep South since Reconstruction, to whom all were accountable in some way. You think the Klansmen were going to be scared by a bunch of spoiled, upper-middle leftists? They demonstrated what they did to such people in 1964 in Mississippi through cold murder-which was the final straw, as it turned out. But breaking their back was not trivial, given how embedded they were in the Deep South, especially the rural parts. It took professionals to do that job. Which Hoover, whatever you might say about him, unquestionably was.

    Even with the FBI’s descent into blatant corruption and incompetence after Hoover died, the KKK was never able to mount a serious threat to state stability again. When political terrorists, paranoid by nature, begin to see shadows lurking everywhere, their effectiveness drastically declines: as the pre-WWI Bolsheviks (who were bailed out by WWI, one of many reasons we can aptly call it Europe’s attempted suicide) could attest to.

    Oh, and just FYI, they started their subversion operations against the KKK and related organizations three years before they initiated the same against black nationalist groups.

  65. Speaking of hate hoaxes Steve, and the commentariat, Breaking News from CBS 2 Chicago:

    https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/03/26/jussie-smollett-charges-dropped/

    The “Chicago Police” have dropped all charges against poor little Jussie. And the case will be sealed.

    Nope, nothing odd about that at all.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @mmack

    Wow, just wow. Chicago is really as corrupt as its reputation. I thought that this was April Fools a few days early but it's real.

    According to the statements released, Jussie and his family will now join OJ in looking for the real perpetrators. I wonder if they will put him back on the show now that his record is clear?

    Replies: @mmack, @Vinteuil

  66. @Vinteuil
    That Tracey Ullman clip is hilarious, but there's a bit near the beginning that I can't quite make out:

    0:17 "It is I for the mature sex machine is of no relevance" 0:20

    I assume this is referring to Mme. Macron, but it's unclear...

    Replies: @Almost Missouri, @e, @AnotherDad

    The hetero sex stuff from Angela doesn’t ring true enough to be funny: I am sure she’s lesbian.

  67. Anonymous[270] • Disclaimer says:

    “I like chocolate” as a sexual innuendo that gets you fired. Yeah, right. This is such a weak juice, it only serves to assure that there is a lot more to it.

  68. @mmack
    Speaking of hate hoaxes Steve, and the commentariat, Breaking News from CBS 2 Chicago:

    https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/03/26/jussie-smollett-charges-dropped/

    The “Chicago Police” have dropped all charges against poor little Jussie. And the case will be sealed.

    Nope, nothing odd about that at all.

    Replies: @Jack D

    Wow, just wow. Chicago is really as corrupt as its reputation. I thought that this was April Fools a few days early but it’s real.

    According to the statements released, Jussie and his family will now join OJ in looking for the real perpetrators. I wonder if they will put him back on the show now that his record is clear?

    • Replies: @mmack
    @Jack D

    Jack D,

    Having been born and raised and spending most of my adult life in and around Chicago and the suburbs, I try to be cynical but I just can’t keep up.

    , @Vinteuil
    @Jack D

    Jack D, you've taken the red pill. But you haven't yet taken the black pill.

    Once you take the black pill, you'll never be surprised again.

  69. @Jack D
    @mmack

    Wow, just wow. Chicago is really as corrupt as its reputation. I thought that this was April Fools a few days early but it's real.

    According to the statements released, Jussie and his family will now join OJ in looking for the real perpetrators. I wonder if they will put him back on the show now that his record is clear?

    Replies: @mmack, @Vinteuil

    Jack D,

    Having been born and raised and spending most of my adult life in and around Chicago and the suburbs, I try to be cynical but I just can’t keep up.

  70. With all of this news about the SPLC coming out, and Steve writing about it, I just realized I’d been thinking about the wrong ‘Dees.’ I was under the impression he’d pursued a legal career after leaving entertainment, like that chick from ‘The Runaways.’

  71. @Jack D
    @JerryC

    This was the 1970s, the dark ages. Before that they had steam powered ones (I kid you not):

    https://www.cvltnation.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/0d86d33a5619801f5695699ed06979c5.jpg

    and hand cranked:

    https://www.cvltnation.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/VIBEslide_318688_2952521_free.jpg

    and they were among the 1st electrical appliances.

    Vibrators were originally used as medical treatments for female "hysteria".

    Replies: @benjaminl

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @benjaminl

    Academic fraud in the social sciences? I'm shocked, shocked, I tell you (and not by a vibrator).

    Some stories are just too good to check. The orgasm therapy thing fit the Narrative too well to be questioned. It was beyond true, it was truthy, like Trump colluding with the Russians. The Narrative is more important than the truth. Believers don't object to the Bible because it is not literally true (or else they swear that it is despite all evidence to the contrary). The important thing is having Faith. Quibbling about little details (could you really have gotten all the species on one boat? Can you live inside a whale? Did doctors really stimulate women to orgasm to cure hysteria?) is silly.

    , @J.Ross
    @benjaminl

    If I didn't know better I would infer that Maggie Gyllenhaal (who made a movie about Victorian orgasm therapy, between the sadomasochistic flick Secretary and the pornographic television series the Deuce) is one of that minority of women who have effectively male sexuality, and uses her acting career to accommodate this.

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @benjaminl

    I hope the Science Museum of Minnesota is taking good care of the collection bequeathed to them by the Museum of Questionable Medical Devices.

    The late curator, Bob McCoy, gave a presentation to Mensa's Annual Gathering when it was held in St Paul. He described some treatment for some sexual dysfunction which used some tissue from goats.

    Some wag in the audience (not me, I swear!) piped up, "Could they have kids?" It took a second or two for even a crowd of Mensans to get it and groan.

    https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/museum-quackery

    Replies: @Anonymous

  72. @benjaminl
    @Jack D

    A paper came out last fall debunking the "orgasm therapy" story about Victorian hysteria treatments.


    https://marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2018/09/hysteria.html
    https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2018/09/victorian-vibrators-orgasms-doctors/569446/

    Replies: @Jack D, @J.Ross, @Reg Cæsar

    Academic fraud in the social sciences? I’m shocked, shocked, I tell you (and not by a vibrator).

    Some stories are just too good to check. The orgasm therapy thing fit the Narrative too well to be questioned. It was beyond true, it was truthy, like Trump colluding with the Russians. The Narrative is more important than the truth. Believers don’t object to the Bible because it is not literally true (or else they swear that it is despite all evidence to the contrary). The important thing is having Faith. Quibbling about little details (could you really have gotten all the species on one boat? Can you live inside a whale? Did doctors really stimulate women to orgasm to cure hysteria?) is silly.

  73. @Daniel H
    He faced down the Ku Klux Klan in the 1980s,

    For the young ‘uns: the nation was under a reign of terror – literally – in the 1980s due to the KKK. Trust me. They damned near came close to toppling the state. Trust me.

    KKK grand Wizard, Bill Wilkinson. Scary dude.

    https://bossip.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/kkk.jpg?w=529&h=320&crop=1

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Captain Tripps

    Who is that iconic transsexual african rap star holding him up? Very intersectional, way to go. I’m so inept at that…

  74. By the time Dees has exchanged one awkward hug with a single secretary, Joe Biden has already laid his hands on a hundred women’s shoulders.

    I have to think this is pre-textual as the SPLC’s younger and more diverse board members chafe at Cohen’s and Dees’ niggardly refusal to start spreading the principal around. Half-a-billion dollars can employ a lot of community activists in these highly competitive times.

  75. @James Braxton
    @James Speaks

    Tom Sawyer wouldn't have said "black folks"

    Replies: @James Speaks

    Tom Sawyer wouldn’t have said “black folks”

    Agreed. I wanted to call attention to the shift from our (more or less whitey) perception that they have shifted from superstition to avarice, that is, from an overwhelming emotion to another overwhelming emotion. Such an informed electorate.

  76. The Klan in the 80s? My, what a terrible foe. That was directly after their victory at Brice’s Crossroads, no?

  77. @Almost Missouri
    @Vinteuil

    "Und his [Macron's] eye for ze mature..."

    Replies: @Vinteuil

    “Und his [Macron’s] eye for ze mature…”

    Excellent – thanks for the assist.

  78. @Anon
    I also like chocolate.

    Replies: @AnotherDad

    I also like chocolate.

    Me too. And vanilla. And caramel is tasty now and again too. And try a bit of cinnamon, coconut or malt for variety.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @AnotherDad

    Know what I mean, know what I mean? Wink, wink, nod, nod.

    , @Anon
    @AnotherDad

    I noticed you didn't mention banana...

  79. @Vinteuil
    That Tracey Ullman clip is hilarious, but there's a bit near the beginning that I can't quite make out:

    0:17 "It is I for the mature sex machine is of no relevance" 0:20

    I assume this is referring to Mme. Macron, but it's unclear...

    Replies: @Almost Missouri, @e, @AnotherDad

    Despite the similarity in age, Brigitte Macron and Angela Merkel are practically different species.

    Despite being married to the cuck Macron and their weird story, Brigitte has three kids and i’m pretty sure very much loves being a woman and loves being French.

  80. This may very be the only traction this aspect of the SPLC story gets. Of course, even if it did, it wouldn’t hurt Clooney’s career in the least.

    https://www.hollywoodintoto.com/george-clooney-splc/

  81. @benjaminl
    @Jack D

    A paper came out last fall debunking the "orgasm therapy" story about Victorian hysteria treatments.


    https://marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2018/09/hysteria.html
    https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2018/09/victorian-vibrators-orgasms-doctors/569446/

    Replies: @Jack D, @J.Ross, @Reg Cæsar

    If I didn’t know better I would infer that Maggie Gyllenhaal (who made a movie about Victorian orgasm therapy, between the sadomasochistic flick Secretary and the pornographic television series the Deuce) is one of that minority of women who have effectively male sexuality, and uses her acting career to accommodate this.

  82. @Jack D
    @mmack

    Wow, just wow. Chicago is really as corrupt as its reputation. I thought that this was April Fools a few days early but it's real.

    According to the statements released, Jussie and his family will now join OJ in looking for the real perpetrators. I wonder if they will put him back on the show now that his record is clear?

    Replies: @mmack, @Vinteuil

    Jack D, you’ve taken the red pill. But you haven’t yet taken the black pill.

    Once you take the black pill, you’ll never be surprised again.

  83. @AnotherDad
    @Anon


    I also like chocolate.
     
    Me too. And vanilla. And caramel is tasty now and again too. And try a bit of cinnamon, coconut or malt for variety.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Anon

    Know what I mean, know what I mean? Wink, wink, nod, nod.

  84. @Jack D
    @dvorak

    Raped and murdered! Don't forget murdered.

    I know that it's a waste of electrons, but for the nth time, Dees is a Southern Baptist good old boy and not Jewish.

    Replies: @George

    Dees is a Southern Baptist good old boy and not Jewish.

    Dees was born in 1936 in Shorter, Alabama, the son of Annie Ruth (Frazer) and Morris Seligman Dees, Sr., tenant cotton farmers.[2][9] His family was Baptist.[10] His grandfather named his son “Morris Seligman” after a Jewish friend.[11]

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morris_Dees#Early_life

    Dees is not a name associated with Jews.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dees_(surname)

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @George

    Jews have always had a "goyische entourage" who are functionally for all intents Jewish in how they generally act. Donald Trump falls into this category, he thinks just like a middle class New York Jew-imagine Howard Stern's father-does. Didn't stop me from voting for him, but I have to acknowledge this.

    Debbie Harry impresses me this way too: she and Isaac Hayes were the only non-Jews in that film Six Ways to Sunday , probably the singularly Jewiest movie I have ever seen. (I persuaded Covington to watch it: he thought Miller's Crossing was still the champ, but said it was sure as hell Jewish). She appears in Jewish media like Jewcy or Heeb magazines, and they seem to take her as one of them. Of course she was field married to Chris Stein for twenty years and worked with him for 25 more after he married a decent looking young Italian actress (Barbara Sicuranza). The Jazz Passengers project is also insanely Jewish even by jazz standards.

    Liza Minnelli is sort of treated this way too although she was only a stepchild of the Jewish Sid Luft; her half sister is Lorna Luft (who sang background on Eat to the Beat) . I don't think any Jew believes they are halachically Jews but they are allowed to hang out and kvetch and nosh with the gaggle of Jews (what is the proper plural for a bunch of Jews hanging out??).

  85. @syonredux

    He faced down the Ku Klux Klan in the 1980s,
     
    .....By the '80s the Klan was what, maybe two-thirds government informants and FBI infiltrators?

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @James Speaks, @Jack D, @Bill Jones

    …..By the ’80s the Klan was what, maybe two-thirds government informants and FBI infiltrators?

    And the rest were democrats.

  86. @JMcG
    @JerryC

    You can’t use the two-stroke powered ones inside because of the blue smoke and loud exhaust.

    Replies: @Escher, @Bill Jones

    Hence the expression Diesel Dyke

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Bill Jones

    "Diesel dyke" probably comes from actual female truck mechanics and drivers, of which there always were a few, especially after WWII when many women were trained to drive or fix trucks. The current Queen of England was one, but she had other options after the war, and some women didn't or just liked trucks and bulldozers. The job market was pretty tough but if they were good they usually found an employer who was okay with them.

    Detroit in particular was known for its actual lesbian cab drivers, who dressed and talked and demanded to be treated just like men. Many women who drove or fixed trucks and construction equipment were not lesbians, but they had to be beefy because of the physical demands of the job. It did disproportionally appeal to them though.

    I bought a bunch of Detroit Diesel tools once from an old woman who told me she'd been employed as a line mechanic back in the sixties and seventies on Euclid earthmoving equipment. She certainly seemed to know her stuff with regard to 2 cycle Detroit Diesels. She was a widow with three kids and did not seem dykeish in any way, but had obviously been a large woman in her youth and middle age.

  87. @benjaminl
    @Jack D

    A paper came out last fall debunking the "orgasm therapy" story about Victorian hysteria treatments.


    https://marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2018/09/hysteria.html
    https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2018/09/victorian-vibrators-orgasms-doctors/569446/

    Replies: @Jack D, @J.Ross, @Reg Cæsar

    I hope the Science Museum of Minnesota is taking good care of the collection bequeathed to them by the Museum of Questionable Medical Devices.

    The late curator, Bob McCoy, gave a presentation to Mensa’s Annual Gathering when it was held in St Paul. He described some treatment for some sexual dysfunction which used some tissue from goats.

    Some wag in the audience (not me, I swear!) piped up, “Could they have kids?” It took a second or two for even a crowd of Mensans to get it and groan.

    https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/museum-quackery

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Reg Cæsar

    The goat gland transplants were done by John Brinkley in Kansas, a state that used to be colorfully nuts but is now mostly just cuckish.


    John R. Brinkley
    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Born John Romulus Brinkley

    July 8, 1885
    Beta, Jackson County, North Carolina
    Died May 26, 1942 (aged 56)
    San Antonio, Texas
    Occupation radio pioneer, charlatan
    Known for Goat gland transplantation[1]
    Spouse(s) Sally Wike (1907–1916)
    Minerva Telitha "Minnie" Jones (1913–1942)

    John Romulus Brinkley (later John Richard Brinkley; July 8, 1885 – May 26, 1942) was an American who fraudulently claimed to be a medical doctor (he had no legitimate medical education and bought his medical degree from a "diploma mill") who became known as the "goat-gland doctor" after he achieved national fame, international notoriety and great wealth through the xenotransplantation of goat testicles into humans. Although initially Brinkley promoted this procedure as a means of curing male impotence, eventually he claimed that the technique was a virtual panacea for a wide range of male ailments. He operated clinics and hospitals in several states, and despite the fact that almost from the beginning, detractors and critics in the medical community thoroughly discredited his methods, he was able to continue his activities for almost two decades.

    He was also, almost by accident, an advertising and radio pioneer who began the era of Mexican border blaster radio.

    Although he was stripped of his license to practice medicine in Kansas and several other states, Brinkley, a demagogue beloved by hundreds of thousands of people in Kansas and elsewhere, nevertheless launched two campaigns for Kansas governor, one of which was nearly successful. Brinkley's rise to fame and fortune was as precipitous as his eventual fall: At the height of his career he had amassed millions of dollars; yet he died nearly penniless, as a result of the large number of malpractice, wrongful death and fraud suits brought against him.
     
    His occupation is listed as "charlatan", which I find humorous.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  88. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jack D
    @syonredux

    The meetings must have been hilarious when all the infiltrators and informants who didn't know each other were all trying to entrap each other into committing crimes. "Hey, Cletus, how about you bomb that black church - I'll bring the bomb? Well, Cletus, why don't you do it and I'LL bring the bomb? " Would have loved to have heard the tapes from the wires that they were all carrying. I wonder whether they had problems with the frequencies interfering with each other? The RFI coming out of that room must have been something to behold.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    Expensive very selective receivers were specially built because the receive only variant of the IFR1200 service monitor and the Mason surveillance boxes would freak out because of the sheer number of covert wireless mics in a lot of these situation. The FBI would put twenty different devices in a single hotel room. They had no firm limitation on FM deviation and would walk on each other constantly. This is personal experience speaking. If you can find one of those radios surplus hang on to it for dear life. They will beat even the vaunted Mc MR78 for FM broadcast. My WJ unit gets the old people’s FM station in Malta Bend (or what used to be the old people’s station, KRLI, I guess the duffers died off and it’s now a lameish C&W station) from south Overland Park with a 5 foot whip on the house roof.

    Neither my 1200SS or my Potomac FIM-71 (yeah, I like toys….) will even acknowledge there IS a signal on this same feed.
    A 70s Delco car radio sometimes does though.

  89. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @Reg Cæsar
    @benjaminl

    I hope the Science Museum of Minnesota is taking good care of the collection bequeathed to them by the Museum of Questionable Medical Devices.

    The late curator, Bob McCoy, gave a presentation to Mensa's Annual Gathering when it was held in St Paul. He described some treatment for some sexual dysfunction which used some tissue from goats.

    Some wag in the audience (not me, I swear!) piped up, "Could they have kids?" It took a second or two for even a crowd of Mensans to get it and groan.

    https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/museum-quackery

    Replies: @Anonymous

    The goat gland transplants were done by John Brinkley in Kansas, a state that used to be colorfully nuts but is now mostly just cuckish.

    John R. Brinkley
    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Born John Romulus Brinkley

    July 8, 1885
    Beta, Jackson County, North Carolina
    Died May 26, 1942 (aged 56)
    San Antonio, Texas
    Occupation radio pioneer, charlatan
    Known for Goat gland transplantation[1]
    Spouse(s) Sally Wike (1907–1916)
    Minerva Telitha “Minnie” Jones (1913–1942)

    John Romulus Brinkley (later John Richard Brinkley; July 8, 1885 – May 26, 1942) was an American who fraudulently claimed to be a medical doctor (he had no legitimate medical education and bought his medical degree from a “diploma mill”) who became known as the “goat-gland doctor” after he achieved national fame, international notoriety and great wealth through the xenotransplantation of goat testicles into humans. Although initially Brinkley promoted this procedure as a means of curing male impotence, eventually he claimed that the technique was a virtual panacea for a wide range of male ailments. He operated clinics and hospitals in several states, and despite the fact that almost from the beginning, detractors and critics in the medical community thoroughly discredited his methods, he was able to continue his activities for almost two decades.

    He was also, almost by accident, an advertising and radio pioneer who began the era of Mexican border blaster radio.

    Although he was stripped of his license to practice medicine in Kansas and several other states, Brinkley, a demagogue beloved by hundreds of thousands of people in Kansas and elsewhere, nevertheless launched two campaigns for Kansas governor, one of which was nearly successful. Brinkley’s rise to fame and fortune was as precipitous as his eventual fall: At the height of his career he had amassed millions of dollars; yet he died nearly penniless, as a result of the large number of malpractice, wrongful death and fraud suits brought against him.

    His occupation is listed as “charlatan”, which I find humorous.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Anonymous


    ...Kansas, a state that used to be colorfully nuts but is now mostly just cuckish.
     
    Oh? George Tiller's meat processing service was based there. And a judge ruled that the taxpayers are on the hook for some (literal) jerkoff's child.I


    https://www.kansas.com/news/local/crime/article117831443.html
  90. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @Bill Jones
    @JMcG

    Hence the expression Diesel Dyke

    Replies: @Anonymous

    “Diesel dyke” probably comes from actual female truck mechanics and drivers, of which there always were a few, especially after WWII when many women were trained to drive or fix trucks. The current Queen of England was one, but she had other options after the war, and some women didn’t or just liked trucks and bulldozers. The job market was pretty tough but if they were good they usually found an employer who was okay with them.

    Detroit in particular was known for its actual lesbian cab drivers, who dressed and talked and demanded to be treated just like men. Many women who drove or fixed trucks and construction equipment were not lesbians, but they had to be beefy because of the physical demands of the job. It did disproportionally appeal to them though.

    I bought a bunch of Detroit Diesel tools once from an old woman who told me she’d been employed as a line mechanic back in the sixties and seventies on Euclid earthmoving equipment. She certainly seemed to know her stuff with regard to 2 cycle Detroit Diesels. She was a widow with three kids and did not seem dykeish in any way, but had obviously been a large woman in her youth and middle age.

  91. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @George
    @Jack D

    Dees is a Southern Baptist good old boy and not Jewish.

    Dees was born in 1936 in Shorter, Alabama, the son of Annie Ruth (Frazer) and Morris Seligman Dees, Sr., tenant cotton farmers.[2][9] His family was Baptist.[10] His grandfather named his son "Morris Seligman" after a Jewish friend.[11]

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morris_Dees#Early_life

    Dees is not a name associated with Jews.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dees_(surname)

    Replies: @Anonymous

    Jews have always had a “goyische entourage” who are functionally for all intents Jewish in how they generally act. Donald Trump falls into this category, he thinks just like a middle class New York Jew-imagine Howard Stern’s father-does. Didn’t stop me from voting for him, but I have to acknowledge this.

    Debbie Harry impresses me this way too: she and Isaac Hayes were the only non-Jews in that film Six Ways to Sunday , probably the singularly Jewiest movie I have ever seen. (I persuaded Covington to watch it: he thought Miller’s Crossing was still the champ, but said it was sure as hell Jewish). She appears in Jewish media like Jewcy or Heeb magazines, and they seem to take her as one of them. Of course she was field married to Chris Stein for twenty years and worked with him for 25 more after he married a decent looking young Italian actress (Barbara Sicuranza). The Jazz Passengers project is also insanely Jewish even by jazz standards.

    Liza Minnelli is sort of treated this way too although she was only a stepchild of the Jewish Sid Luft; her half sister is Lorna Luft (who sang background on Eat to the Beat) . I don’t think any Jew believes they are halachically Jews but they are allowed to hang out and kvetch and nosh with the gaggle of Jews (what is the proper plural for a bunch of Jews hanging out??).

  92. @R.G. Camara
    I really can't wait for the Democrat with the best campaign manager to torpedo Biden the way Obama's campaign torpedoed him in 2008. All they have to do is just watch and wait for Creepy Joe to make one of his usual gaffes, and pounce instead of doing the usual Democrat sweep-Biden's-mistake-under-the rug routines.

    After all, Obama didn't bother to dig up the years of gaffes Creepy Joe made----he just waited for the latest. "Articulate and clean", as weak as it was, was all Obama needed to get his future V.P. bounced.

    The DC crowd has this weird, long-standing belief that Creepy Joe is an awesome candidate everyone loves. Too bad no one outside the DC bubble agrees. This is similar to their idea that Hillary was a great politician and was going to win in a landslide.

    Replies: @216

    The Hillary campaign made a major error in not rehiring Axelrod and Messina from Obama, and sidelining the 92/96 Clinton veterans like Podesta and Brazile.

    By contrast, failed GOP campaign staff tend to repeat, and many go on to be paid shills in the left-media.

    Messina went on to work for the UK Conservative (!) Party. Perhaps the GOP should consider importing Lynton Crosby.

  93. @Anonymous
    @Reg Cæsar

    The goat gland transplants were done by John Brinkley in Kansas, a state that used to be colorfully nuts but is now mostly just cuckish.


    John R. Brinkley
    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Born John Romulus Brinkley

    July 8, 1885
    Beta, Jackson County, North Carolina
    Died May 26, 1942 (aged 56)
    San Antonio, Texas
    Occupation radio pioneer, charlatan
    Known for Goat gland transplantation[1]
    Spouse(s) Sally Wike (1907–1916)
    Minerva Telitha "Minnie" Jones (1913–1942)

    John Romulus Brinkley (later John Richard Brinkley; July 8, 1885 – May 26, 1942) was an American who fraudulently claimed to be a medical doctor (he had no legitimate medical education and bought his medical degree from a "diploma mill") who became known as the "goat-gland doctor" after he achieved national fame, international notoriety and great wealth through the xenotransplantation of goat testicles into humans. Although initially Brinkley promoted this procedure as a means of curing male impotence, eventually he claimed that the technique was a virtual panacea for a wide range of male ailments. He operated clinics and hospitals in several states, and despite the fact that almost from the beginning, detractors and critics in the medical community thoroughly discredited his methods, he was able to continue his activities for almost two decades.

    He was also, almost by accident, an advertising and radio pioneer who began the era of Mexican border blaster radio.

    Although he was stripped of his license to practice medicine in Kansas and several other states, Brinkley, a demagogue beloved by hundreds of thousands of people in Kansas and elsewhere, nevertheless launched two campaigns for Kansas governor, one of which was nearly successful. Brinkley's rise to fame and fortune was as precipitous as his eventual fall: At the height of his career he had amassed millions of dollars; yet he died nearly penniless, as a result of the large number of malpractice, wrongful death and fraud suits brought against him.
     
    His occupation is listed as "charlatan", which I find humorous.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    …Kansas, a state that used to be colorfully nuts but is now mostly just cuckish.

    Oh? George Tiller’s meat processing service was based there. And a judge ruled that the taxpayers are on the hook for some (literal) jerkoff’s child.I

    https://www.kansas.com/news/local/crime/article117831443.html

  94. @AnotherDad
    @Anon


    I also like chocolate.
     
    Me too. And vanilla. And caramel is tasty now and again too. And try a bit of cinnamon, coconut or malt for variety.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Anon

    I noticed you didn’t mention banana…

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