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Other holidays that Kamala Harris celebrated with her Tamil Brahmin grandmother in Montreal in the 1970s:

Juneteenth
Ramadan
World AIDS Day
The Feast of St. George of Floyd
Tupac Shakur’s Birthday

Unlike Kamala Harris, I didn’t celebrate Kwanzaa as a young Baby Boomer. Instead, I celebrated the Feast of the Spoiled Only Child Who Gets More Toys than His Friends from Big Families.

https://www.discogs.com/Sudden-Death-Of-Stars-Beat-Mark-What-Is-Winter-Good-For-Christmas-Blossom/release/5200833

Here’s Ann Coulter’s annual late December tradition: Gather round and hear the story of how the Deep State paid for the invention of Kwanzaa.

 
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  1. Is there anything to do with modern government/media/society in general that isn’t fake and gay?

    • Agree: Nicholas Stix
    • LOL: Richard B
  2. I’d believe this kind of celebration before I’d believe Kwanza:

    • Replies: @Skylark Thibedeau
    @Anon7

    Our HR department went all out on a celebration of Diwali for our H1b's. Unfortunately all of them were Sikh or Muslim.

    Replies: @Anon7, @Achmed E. Newman, @Redneck farmer

    , @Skylark Thibedeau
    @Anon7

    Our HR department went all out on a celebration of Diwali for our H1b's. Unfortunately all of them were Sikh or Muslim.

    , @Kibernetika
    @Anon7

    I’d believe this kind of celebration before I’d believe Kwanza:

    Heh, I actually attended a Diwali celebration a few weeks back and it was kind of fun. We were able to grab some to-go boxes of sweets and then split after hanging around and smiling politely for a bit. And I've picked up this weird tendency to bow around foreigners because of some Japanese influences. The Indians didn't care or notice and they may have been left with the impression that some Americans bow a lot. If I'd been wearing boots I'd have clicked my heels with a crisp Prussian clap.

    Diwali is at least a legit holiday. Kwaanza is like the MD 20/20 of holidays. Just some alco-fortified BS cooked up to get the stumblers high. For woke Sterno eaters.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Dago Shoes, @anon

  3. At the Harris house nowadays, they just use the Chanukah menorah and leave out 2 candles.

  4. The whole family would gather around across multiple generations and we’d tell stories and light the candles.

    Bullshit.

    • Replies: @bomag
    @Federalist

    Our politicians must have a betting pool on who can get away with the largest lie.

    , @S. Anonyia
    @Federalist

    Is she saying her Indian grandparents celebrated Kwanzaa? Pretty weird. Also don’t think it’s a Jamaican tradition either, not that it would matter, because from everything I’ve read she had limited contact with her father’s side of the family.

    Replies: @PiltdownMan

  5. What a bunch of pandering crap! She was raised by her Tamil Brahmin mother, her Jamaican father having flown the coop. I doubt many people had ever heard of Kwanzaa until the 1990’s at the earliest.

    Has any data been accumulated that show how many American blacks — excuse me, Blacks — actually celebrate the fake holiday made up by a violent black nationalist felon?

    • Agree: Muggles
    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @Ripple Earthdevil

    Ripple, from what I've read on VDare, from writer "Angie Saxon" with Kamala Harris: Racism Begins At Home and Kamala Harris: Working Girl Makes Good , Kamala's parents had a "contentious divorce", so this was not quite the same as that other politician from a broken dysfunctional family that you all may remember. I'm just saying that Jamaican Professor Harris did not necessarily fly the coup.

    To reply to Mr. Sailer at the same time, I had a browser tab on that Ann Coulter article for over a year, so I could point out the truth to my son the next time he brought home any BS about Kwanzai from the school.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    , @Harry Baldwin
    @Ripple Earthdevil

    From Wikipedia:


    The popularity of celebration of Kwanzaa has declined with the waning of the popularity of the black separatist movement. Kwanzaa observation has declined in both community and commercial contexts. According to University of Minnesota Professor Keith Mayes, the popularity within the U.S. has "leveled off" as the black power movement there has declined, and as of 2009 between 500 thousand and two million Americans celebrated Kwanzaa, or between one and five percent of African Americans. Mayes added that white institutions now celebrate it.
     

    Replies: @Lockean Proviso

    , @PiltdownMan
    @Ripple Earthdevil

    Setting aside her upbringing in Montreal by her Tamil Brahmin mother and visiting maternal grandmother, the chance that the rather dignified Donald Harris, very Anglo-Jamaican in manner, insisted on his wife and kids celebrating the then new-fangled black power festival, Kwanzaa, is near zero.

    , @jamie b.
    @Ripple Earthdevil


    I doubt many people had ever heard of Kwanzaa until the 1990’s at the earliest.
     
    I learned about it in Catholic grade school, back in the 70's. I also seem to recall hearing it mentioned more than once on Sesame Street.

    Replies: @Polistra

  6. Sorry if I offend any whores, but politicians are all whores, so fake and condesending, Does harris profess a faith? Does she attend services? Soon we will see photos of joe and blow wearing kente cloth and maybe a yamulke, but certainly never a cross visible around their neck. Best part of her tweet..”across multiple generations.” Well, she can pass her traditions down to her children, oh wait, never mind. Yeah, and all politicians love “to tell stories.”

    • LOL: William Badwhite
  7. She’s a lying, dog-faced pony soldier. Or shouldn’t that be bitch-faced?

    • Agree: Just another serf
    • LOL: bomag
    • Replies: @Rahan
    @dearieme


    She’s a lying, dog-faced pony soldier.
     
    Also a one horse pony.

    Replies: @MEH 0910

    , @Jus' Sayin'...
    @dearieme


    She’s a lying, dog-faced pony soldier.
     
    More like a lying, horse-faced dog.
  8. She is shameless. We recall hearing that, in college, she loved to listen to music that hadn’t been made yet, and now we hear that she — with at least two generations of her ancestors — celebrated a fake holiday invented by a Deep State operative about five years after her birth. Soon thereafter she moved to Canada,

  9. Our Kwanzaa celebrations are one of my favorite childhood memories. The whole family would gather around across multiple generations and we’d tell stories and light the candles.

    Blowing out those candles later in the evening provided valuable experience that I later called upon when I started my political career.

    • Replies: @Gary in Gramercy
    @Jus' Sayin'...

    'Tis better to blow a single blind politician than to have him curse the darkness.

    , @nsa
    @Jus' Sayin'...

    "Blowing out those candles provided valuable experience for starting a political career"
    Willy reports her favorite bird is the Swallow.

  10. It is possible. Kwanzaa was invented in 1966, she was born in 1964 and her parents split in 1970 or 71.

    But her own recollections seem to make it unlikely.

    “But the harmony between my parents didn’t last,” she writes. “In time, things got harder. They stopped being kind to each other. I knew they loved each other very much, but it seemed they had become like oil and water.” By the time Harris was 5, she says that the bond between her parents “had given way under the weight of incompatibility.” Her parents separated shortly after her father took a job at the University of Wisconsin, and they divorced a few years later.

    https://www.indiaabroad.com/indian-americans/kamala-harris-and-the-inheritance-from-her-mother/article_0cc4d9a2-1ea4-11e9-85f5-373affefa9b6.html

    So maybe that happy memory is from when she was three or four.

    • Replies: @Inquiring Mind
    @wren

    So someone tell me that "Festivus" isn't a racist comic parody of Kwanzaa and the Larry David shouldn't be cancelled.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mlb/let-s-hear-your-festivus-grievances-on-the-royals/ar-BB1cbf7a

    , @Chris Mallory
    @wren

    A neighbor is also reported to have taken Harris to a black church as a small child. Harris is also reported to have spent time at a black "cultural center". Late 1960's -early 1970's in Berkley, yeah I could see her family doing the Kwanza, at least until her daddy went to buy some cigarettes.

    , @Kronos
    @wren

    She may be mixing it up with another religious ritual that’s typically found in India.

    https://youtu.be/iiE5mE0ZorA

    , @for-the-record
    @wren

    It is possible. Kwanzaa was invented in 1966, she was born in 1964 and her parents split in 1970 or 71.

    It may have been "invented" in 1966, but according to Google Ngram up until 1974 Kwanzaa was a less commonly used term than antidisestablishmentarianism:

    https://books.google.com/ngrams/graph?content=Kwanzaa%2C+antidisestablishmentarianism&year_start=1800&year_end=2019&corpus=26&smoothing=3&direct_url=t1%3B%2CKwanzaa%3B%2Cc0%3B.t1%3B%2Cantidisestablishmentarianism%3B%2Cc0#t1%3B%2CKwanzaa%3B%2Cc0%3B.t1%3B%2Cantidisestablishmentarianism%3B%2Cc0

    , @Colin Wright
    @wren

    '...So maybe that happy memory is from when she was three or four.'

    Why would her (three-quarters white, perfectly literate and intelligent, apolitical) father celebrate Kwanzaa? His Indian wife would want to?

    It's a lie. Her family never celebrated Kwanzaa. I promise. This is like several other lies she's told.

    https://colinwrightssite.wordpress.com/2020/10/19/kamala-harris-and-joe-biden-new-frontiers-in-dishonesty/

    Here, it's perfectly obvious that she's telling a lie again -- what's interesting is that she understands her audience well enough to feel confident telling it.

  11. My elderly (but still very spry) mother went to the post office, here in rural Missouri, the other day, and asked to buy ten stamps.

    They gave her Kwanzaa stamps. She asked if she could have some Christmas stamps instead.

    No. They only had Kwanzaa stamps.

    • Replies: @Squid
    @vinteuil

    vinteuil, what you describe bugs me too. But maybe a small (?) rural P.O. simply sold out of Christmas stamps? And had Kwatchoo stamps left--precisely because nobody buys the silly things?

    More importantly, you and your mother can both get the stamps that you want from usps.com. I've been doing this for several years now--larger selection than the local P.O., and if it's on the web site it's in stock--you will get it. You have to have the stamps delivered to you, but the cost is nominal. You are not at the mercy of the local P.O. If you already buy stamps by mail, my apologies for this presumption.

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @vinteuil


    My elderly (but still very spry) mother went to the post office, here in rural Missouri, the other day, and asked to buy ten stamps.

    They gave her Kwanzaa stamps. She asked if she could have some Christmas stamps instead.

    No. They only had Kwanzaa stamps.
     

    They might have been sold out of Mayflower stamps as well.


    https://www.linns.com/images/default-source/news/united-states-2020-mayflower-plymouth-harbor-stamp.tmb-slide-1900.jpg

    Replies: @Lockean Proviso

    , @SunBakedSuburb
    @vinteuil

    "They only had Kwanzaa stamps."

    In the current climate of whitey marginalization I was able to find a side gig as an assistant to the Shriners TV kid who looks like shrunken Buddy Hackett and sounds like Mercedes McCambridge. The kid, despite his appearance, is no dummy. He was smart enough to capitalize on the recent videotape revolution and is now the pornography king of Steve's Valley. He was looking for cheap carpet music for his pornography movies and thought John Carpenter, B-movie director and keyboardist, would come in with a low bid since he lost his house in the Tangerine Dream lawsuit. I suggested an even more cost-effective option: public domain muzak. Not the soothing strings devised to calm the WW2 PTSD combat vets; but the zippy, peppy tunes played for the shoppers in the malls. Needless to say my idea was gold. The VHS cassette tapes retail for $59.99 and at 5% my take comes close to sixteen dollars. They sell like hotcakes. My advice to my fellow white men: Find yourself a Shriners kid.

    , @MEH 0910
    @vinteuil

    https://store.usps.com/store/product/buy-stamps/kwanzaa-S_574904

    https://www.usps.com/ecp/asset/images/574904-L0.jpg


    With this new stamp design, the U.S. Postal Service continues its tradition of celebrating Kwanzaa. The annual Pan-African holiday, which takes place over seven days from December 26 to January 1, brings family, community, and culture together for many African Americans.

    The eighth Kwanzaa stamp design depicts the profile of a woman’s face with her eyes closed. Her contemplative demeanor signifies the ways in which observers of Kwanzaa reflect on the seven founding principles, the Nguzo Saba, and their role in everyday life. A kinara (candleholder) with the seven lit candles (mishumaa saba) sits in front of her. Cool tones evoke a sense of inner peace and vibrant design elements give the artwork a celebratory feel.

    Created in 1966 during the height of the Black Freedom Movement, Kwanzaa was conceived as a unifying holiday in the face of struggles to end racial oppression in the United States. It draws on a variety of African traditions, deriving its name from the Swahili phrase “matunda ya kwanza,” meaning “first fruits.” With origins in ancient and modern first-harvest festivities occurring across the African continent, Kwanzaa incorporates and reimagines many of these communal traditions as a contemporary celebration and reaffirmation of African-American culture.

    Today, millions of African Americans gather with friends and family throughout the week of Kwanzaa to honor the Nguzo Saba—Unity (Umoja), Self-Determination (Kujichagulia), Collective Work and Responsibility (Ujima), Cooperative Economics (Ujamaa), Purpose (Nia), Creativity (Kuumba), and Faith (Imani).

    Kwanzaa is a festive time for rejoicing in the prospect of health, prosperity, and good luck in the coming year. It is also a time for contemplation and recollection of past hardships, faced by both individuals and communities, and the ways in which history can inform and impact future happiness.
     

    Replies: @Polistra

  12. @Anon7
    I'd believe this kind of celebration before I'd believe Kwanza:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lp-7zxbLYkY

    Replies: @Skylark Thibedeau, @Skylark Thibedeau, @Kibernetika

    Our HR department went all out on a celebration of Diwali for our H1b’s. Unfortunately all of them were Sikh or Muslim.

    • Replies: @Anon7
    @Skylark Thibedeau

    Harris is Hindu, and has tweeted to the Indian community about festivals.

    Unfortunately, she got into trouble with this one by her niece:


    Hindu groups in the US have demanded an apology from Democratic vice-presidential nominee Kamala Harris’ niece for tweeting a morphed image showing her as Goddess Durga. They said the image aggrieved Hindus across the world.

    The tweet by Meena Harris, posted on Oct. 17, has now been deleted. The image showed Kamala Harris killing president Donald Trump with a trishul (trident). Trump was depicted as the buffalo demon “Mahishasura,” while Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden was a lion or the goddess’ “vahana” (vehicle).

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/qz.com/india/1920575/a-kamala-harris-meme-has-kicked-up-a-storm-with-hindu-groups/amp/

     

    In Hinduism, each major deity has a vahana, an animal that takes them where they want to go or represents attributes that they employ. The idea that Joe Biden is Harris’s vahana is incredibly revealing.

    Replies: @PiltdownMan

    , @Achmed E. Newman
    @Skylark Thibedeau

    That's downright hilarious. I'm sure the whole brood of scolding HR ladies are just trying to get onboard with all the diversity bit before they themselves get replaced by Diwali-celebrators who will never hire another white person again.

    Hopefully there was some cake to take home, at least.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    , @Redneck farmer
    @Skylark Thibedeau

    Out of curiosity, how do the Sikhs and Muslims get along?

  13. @Anon7
    I'd believe this kind of celebration before I'd believe Kwanza:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lp-7zxbLYkY

    Replies: @Skylark Thibedeau, @Skylark Thibedeau, @Kibernetika

    Our HR department went all out on a celebration of Diwali for our H1b’s. Unfortunately all of them were Sikh or Muslim.

  14. Great headline, Steve!

    I’m pretty sure the scene below is much closer to what really happened in the broken up Kamala household each Yuletide:

    • LOL: Escher
  15. Be careful what you ask for. Yesteday Anatoly Karlin posted a pic to demonstrate that yes indeed it is most certain and true that Elizier Yudkowsky did lose like 60 pounds on his latest go at the shangri la diet. (It turns out that for his system it works as advertised if you double up the dose by starting your day with four tablespoons of olive oil. It turns out you can hack your appetite control with doing something extremely disgusting. The natural evolution of this trend is some genius marketing autist will invent starting every day with a big tablespoon of dog shit.)

    • LOL: Kent Nationalist
    • Replies: @Anon
    @Morton's toes

    Just about anything works better and is healthier for your than having a lot of sugar in your diet.

  16. @wren
    It is possible. Kwanzaa was invented in 1966, she was born in 1964 and her parents split in 1970 or 71.

    But her own recollections seem to make it unlikely.

    “But the harmony between my parents didn’t last,” she writes. “In time, things got harder. They stopped being kind to each other. I knew they loved each other very much, but it seemed they had become like oil and water.” By the time Harris was 5, she says that the bond between her parents “had given way under the weight of incompatibility.” Her parents separated shortly after her father took a job at the University of Wisconsin, and they divorced a few years later.
     
    https://www.indiaabroad.com/indian-americans/kamala-harris-and-the-inheritance-from-her-mother/article_0cc4d9a2-1ea4-11e9-85f5-373affefa9b6.html

    So maybe that happy memory is from when she was three or four.

    Replies: @Inquiring Mind, @Chris Mallory, @Kronos, @for-the-record, @Colin Wright

    So someone tell me that “Festivus” isn’t a racist comic parody of Kwanzaa and the Larry David shouldn’t be cancelled.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mlb/let-s-hear-your-festivus-grievances-on-the-royals/ar-BB1cbf7a

  17. and the Kamala’s listened to Tupac and smoked blunts while celebrating this Kwanzaa thing. I hope the retard Biden lives for a full 4 years to spare us of this POS poc.

    • Agree: Ben tillman
  18. @Ripple Earthdevil
    What a bunch of pandering crap! She was raised by her Tamil Brahmin mother, her Jamaican father having flown the coop. I doubt many people had ever heard of Kwanzaa until the 1990's at the earliest.

    Has any data been accumulated that show how many American blacks -- excuse me, Blacks -- actually celebrate the fake holiday made up by a violent black nationalist felon?

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Harry Baldwin, @PiltdownMan, @jamie b.

    Ripple, from what I’ve read on VDare, from writer “Angie Saxon” with Kamala Harris: Racism Begins At Home and Kamala Harris: Working Girl Makes Good , Kamala’s parents had a “contentious divorce”, so this was not quite the same as that other politician from a broken dysfunctional family that you all may remember. I’m just saying that Jamaican Professor Harris did not necessarily fly the coup.

    To reply to Mr. Sailer at the same time, I had a browser tab on that Ann Coulter article for over a year, so I could point out the truth to my son the next time he brought home any BS about Kwanzai from the school.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Achmed E. Newman


    I’m just saying that Jamaican Professor Harris did not necessarily fly the coup.
     
    Typo, or pun?


    George Jetson flew the coupe.


    https://perezhilton.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/jetsonflyingcar.gif

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

  19. @wren
    It is possible. Kwanzaa was invented in 1966, she was born in 1964 and her parents split in 1970 or 71.

    But her own recollections seem to make it unlikely.

    “But the harmony between my parents didn’t last,” she writes. “In time, things got harder. They stopped being kind to each other. I knew they loved each other very much, but it seemed they had become like oil and water.” By the time Harris was 5, she says that the bond between her parents “had given way under the weight of incompatibility.” Her parents separated shortly after her father took a job at the University of Wisconsin, and they divorced a few years later.
     
    https://www.indiaabroad.com/indian-americans/kamala-harris-and-the-inheritance-from-her-mother/article_0cc4d9a2-1ea4-11e9-85f5-373affefa9b6.html

    So maybe that happy memory is from when she was three or four.

    Replies: @Inquiring Mind, @Chris Mallory, @Kronos, @for-the-record, @Colin Wright

    A neighbor is also reported to have taken Harris to a black church as a small child. Harris is also reported to have spent time at a black “cultural center”. Late 1960’s -early 1970’s in Berkley, yeah I could see her family doing the Kwanza, at least until her daddy went to buy some cigarettes.

  20. A young Steve Sailer meeting Santa.

    Sailer got that official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle.

    Then he shot his eye out.

    • Replies: @Known Fact
    @JohnnyWalker123

    If you've always enjoyed the movie version of little Ralphie's holiday travails I urge you all to track down the original novel -- Jean Shepherd's semi-autographical In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash.

    It's a wickedly funny and yet nostalgic account of growing up in the Depression, much like the movie but it covers the entire year, not just Christmas. (And yes, he spends the entire year lusting after that bb gun.)

  21. I recall reading somewhere that this fake holiday isn’t even known in Africa other than the few who hear about it from the U.S.

    I’m sure there are more people who celebrate Festivus, the holiday invented via the Seinfeld TV show. You can even buy specially made Festivus holiday aluminum poles for your celebrations.

    The “airing of grievances” portion will be particularly fruitful in this year’s observance.

    You know, unlike a few others who comment here I try not to be a misogynist in my commentary. But with ‘Dr.’ Jill and now Merry Kwanzaa Harris, you have to wonder about these Dem females. And that’s not even counting Queen Nancy of the Bay Area, who when caught getting a hypocritical hair
    dye job only “apologized” for “falling for a set-up.”

    Is there something served at the Dem fundraiser cocktail hours which when combined with estrogen, after several decades turns female brain cells into mush? Better page Dr. Jill stat!

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @Muggles


    Is there something served at the Dem fundraiser cocktail hours which when combined with estrogen after several decades turns female brain cells into mush?
     
    Nah, just estrogen alone will do the trick.

    As misogynist as I wanna be, as a man of Unz... plus Rosie promised to not write me anymore... Rosie, remember what you wrote! Having your word mean nothing would be just like a woman ...
    , @theMann
    @Muggles

    I would just love to get a ticket for the Space Shuttle to the alternate universe where women make sense, reconsider a position when encountering new facts, or express doubt about anything, but.....


    In the real world, to be a woman is to be as certain of anything as they are wrong on everything. For instance, try demonstrating gravity to a woman by dropping one heavy and one light ball off a rooftop. Not only will you not convince her, she will take it as a personal attack, and treat you accordingly.

    The nineteenth Anemndment to the Constitution was not just a Nation, but a Civilization destroying, catastrophe.

    Replies: @Joseph Doaks, @Polistra

    , @BenKenobi
    @Muggles

    https://img.fireden.net/co/thumb/1577/29/1577290016920s.jpg

  22. I guess Kamala also celebrated “Juneteenth” religiously.

  23. Since both blacks and Indians (dot, not feather) like nothing better than to complain — mostly, about not getting the respect they believe they are owed — why not celebrate a ready-made holiday for those keen on airing their grievances… Festivus!

    Kameltoe is so transparently phony that Holden Caulfield would lose his lunch at the very sound of her voice. I’m beginning to see the wisdom in Steve’s suggestion that Biden chose her as Veep precisely because she’s so unpopular that she could never lead a palace revolt against him. Coup insurance, of a sort.

    Even someone like Liz Warren, as ridiculous as her views may be, has a dedicated band of supporters who think she should be President. Harris has opportunists who see her as a likely horse to ride into the Oval Office eventually; if she says or does anything foolish, the opportunists will flee the scene, and Harris will be alone with her silly Kwanzaa tales.

    • Replies: @Neuday
    @Gary in Gramercy

    Kamala is simply burnishing her Black bona fides as it's become quite clear that a Black can say or do stupid things and it will be ignored or explained away.

    , @Polistra
    @Gary in Gramercy


    Kameltoe is so transparently phony that Holden Caulfield would lose his lunch at the very sound of her voice. I’m beginning to see the wisdom in Steve’s suggestion that Biden chose her as Veep precisely because she’s so unpopular that she could never lead a palace revolt against him. Coup insurance, of a sort.
     
    She is transparently phony but the women I know absolutely worship her.

    Wait a minute--did I just use a disjunction in that sentence?
  24. @Jus' Sayin'...

    Our Kwanzaa celebrations are one of my favorite childhood memories. The whole family would gather around across multiple generations and we’d tell stories and light the candles.
     
    Blowing out those candles later in the evening provided valuable experience that I later called upon when I started my political career.

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy, @nsa

    ‘Tis better to blow a single blind politician than to have him curse the darkness.

  25. @Muggles
    I recall reading somewhere that this fake holiday isn't even known in Africa other than the few who hear about it from the U.S.

    I'm sure there are more people who celebrate Festivus, the holiday invented via the Seinfeld TV show. You can even buy specially made Festivus holiday aluminum poles for your celebrations.

    The "airing of grievances" portion will be particularly fruitful in this year's observance.

    You know, unlike a few others who comment here I try not to be a misogynist in my commentary. But with 'Dr.' Jill and now Merry Kwanzaa Harris, you have to wonder about these Dem females. And that's not even counting Queen Nancy of the Bay Area, who when caught getting a hypocritical hair
    dye job only "apologized" for "falling for a set-up."

    Is there something served at the Dem fundraiser cocktail hours which when combined with estrogen, after several decades turns female brain cells into mush? Better page Dr. Jill stat!

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @theMann, @BenKenobi

    Is there something served at the Dem fundraiser cocktail hours which when combined with estrogen after several decades turns female brain cells into mush?

    Nah, just estrogen alone will do the trick.

    As misogynist as I wanna be, as a man of Unz… plus Rosie promised to not write me anymore… Rosie, remember what you wrote! Having your word mean nothing would be just like a woman …

  26. @Ripple Earthdevil
    What a bunch of pandering crap! She was raised by her Tamil Brahmin mother, her Jamaican father having flown the coop. I doubt many people had ever heard of Kwanzaa until the 1990's at the earliest.

    Has any data been accumulated that show how many American blacks -- excuse me, Blacks -- actually celebrate the fake holiday made up by a violent black nationalist felon?

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Harry Baldwin, @PiltdownMan, @jamie b.

    From Wikipedia:

    The popularity of celebration of Kwanzaa has declined with the waning of the popularity of the black separatist movement. Kwanzaa observation has declined in both community and commercial contexts. According to University of Minnesota Professor Keith Mayes, the popularity within the U.S. has “leveled off” as the black power movement there has declined, and as of 2009 between 500 thousand and two million Americans celebrated Kwanzaa, or between one and five percent of African Americans. Mayes added that white institutions now celebrate it.

    • Replies: @Lockean Proviso
    @Harry Baldwin

    Why would blacks seek separation now that reparations are being serously considered?

  27. @Ripple Earthdevil
    What a bunch of pandering crap! She was raised by her Tamil Brahmin mother, her Jamaican father having flown the coop. I doubt many people had ever heard of Kwanzaa until the 1990's at the earliest.

    Has any data been accumulated that show how many American blacks -- excuse me, Blacks -- actually celebrate the fake holiday made up by a violent black nationalist felon?

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Harry Baldwin, @PiltdownMan, @jamie b.

    Setting aside her upbringing in Montreal by her Tamil Brahmin mother and visiting maternal grandmother, the chance that the rather dignified Donald Harris, very Anglo-Jamaican in manner, insisted on his wife and kids celebrating the then new-fangled black power festival, Kwanzaa, is near zero.

  28. @Muggles
    I recall reading somewhere that this fake holiday isn't even known in Africa other than the few who hear about it from the U.S.

    I'm sure there are more people who celebrate Festivus, the holiday invented via the Seinfeld TV show. You can even buy specially made Festivus holiday aluminum poles for your celebrations.

    The "airing of grievances" portion will be particularly fruitful in this year's observance.

    You know, unlike a few others who comment here I try not to be a misogynist in my commentary. But with 'Dr.' Jill and now Merry Kwanzaa Harris, you have to wonder about these Dem females. And that's not even counting Queen Nancy of the Bay Area, who when caught getting a hypocritical hair
    dye job only "apologized" for "falling for a set-up."

    Is there something served at the Dem fundraiser cocktail hours which when combined with estrogen, after several decades turns female brain cells into mush? Better page Dr. Jill stat!

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @theMann, @BenKenobi

    I would just love to get a ticket for the Space Shuttle to the alternate universe where women make sense, reconsider a position when encountering new facts, or express doubt about anything, but…..

    In the real world, to be a woman is to be as certain of anything as they are wrong on everything. For instance, try demonstrating gravity to a woman by dropping one heavy and one light ball off a rooftop. Not only will you not convince her, she will take it as a personal attack, and treat you accordingly.

    The nineteenth Anemndment to the Constitution was not just a Nation, but a Civilization destroying, catastrophe.

    • Agree: Jus' Sayin'...
    • Replies: @Joseph Doaks
    @theMann

    "The nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution was not just a Nation, but a Civilization destroying, catastrophe."

    I'm confident that if ever an accurate analysis of the 2020 election is conducted it will be discovered that the women's vote is what gave us President-elect Biden.

    , @Polistra
    @theMann


    For instance, try demonstrating gravity to a woman by dropping one heavy and one light ball off a rooftop. Not only will you not convince her, she will take it as a personal attack, and treat you accordingly.
     
    Can confirm, alas. It's "Mansplaining" and hence shall be ignored. If a woman had done the demonstration, the subject would take to Reddit and tell all her pals this amazing new fact she'd learned today, which defies belief, and was discovered by another woman.
  29. I do not understand Harris. Her parents immigrated here by themselves when they went to school. I do not recall hearing that her grandparents, uncles or aunts came here later. So who are these relatives she is speaking of? Extended family from Jamaica? If so I wonder how many were here legally before the 1986 amnesty.

    Maybe her highly educated father invited other highly educated black people to their house to celebrate Kwanzaa in its early days of being a holiday. That at least would make sense.

    • Replies: @Pericles
    @notsaying

    Are you sure it's meant to make sense?

    Replies: @notsaying

  30. The seven principles of Kwanzaa read like a White nationalist manifesto

    Umoja (Unity): To strive for and to maintain unity in the family, community, nation, and race.

    Kujichagulia (Self-Determination): To define and name ourselves, as well as to create and speak for ourselves.

    Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility): To build and maintain our community together and make our brothers’ and sisters’ problems our problems and to solve them together.

    Ujamaa (Cooperative economics): To build and maintain our own stores, shops, and other businesses and to profit from them together.

    Nia (Purpose): To make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness.

    Kuumba (Creativity): To do always as much as we can, in the way we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it.
    Imani (Faith): To believe with all our hearts in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders, and the righteousness and victory of our struggle.

    • Agree: bomag, JimDandy
  31. @vinteuil
    My elderly (but still very spry) mother went to the post office, here in rural Missouri, the other day, and asked to buy ten stamps.

    They gave her Kwanzaa stamps. She asked if she could have some Christmas stamps instead.

    No. They only had Kwanzaa stamps.

    Replies: @Squid, @Reg Cæsar, @SunBakedSuburb, @MEH 0910

    vinteuil, what you describe bugs me too. But maybe a small (?) rural P.O. simply sold out of Christmas stamps? And had Kwatchoo stamps left–precisely because nobody buys the silly things?

    More importantly, you and your mother can both get the stamps that you want from usps.com. I’ve been doing this for several years now–larger selection than the local P.O., and if it’s on the web site it’s in stock–you will get it. You have to have the stamps delivered to you, but the cost is nominal. You are not at the mercy of the local P.O. If you already buy stamps by mail, my apologies for this presumption.

  32. Anon[135] • Disclaimer says:

    Room 641 at the AT&T building in Nashville housed a NSA installation that was to keep tabs on those Georgia Dominion voting machines.

    Now the NSA will be blind to whats happening January 4th in Georgia, where the Dems could cheat and take the Senate. We wont have “pics” electronically to verify what happened supposedly.

    Im worried about this, and think that 63-year old with the RV in Antioch with a $90k duplex (bad area there, trust me) is no more than a patsy at best.

    I hope the NSA has a back-up in play we dont know about.

    • Replies: @notsaying
    @Anon

    How do you know what the NSA is doing and where it is doing it? I don't think that is public knowledge, is it?

    If they really have agents in Nashville they could always send them to Georgia to monitor the election from there.

    Replies: @Anon

    , @Buck Ransom
    @Anon

    Isn't this more confirmation that the voting machines are connected to the internet, which is illegal, and subject to tampering by 13-year-old hackers, both foreign and domestic, as well as other Democrat and Deep State, Soros-funded scam-artists?

    , @botazefa
    @Anon


    Room 641 at the AT&T building in Nashville housed a NSA installation that was to keep tabs on those Georgia Dominion voting machines.
     
    In the future could you please post a reference for this type of claim? I just googled "Nashville AT&T Dominion" and it came back with one ChicagoNow OpEd and a Tweet. Do you have anything more substantive?

    Replies: @SunBakedSuburb, @Bill

    , @Muggles
    @Anon


    Room 641 at the AT&T building in Nashville housed a NSA installation that was to keep tabs on those Georgia Dominion voting machines.
     
    This seems very speculative. What makes you think even if true, that the NSA wanted to prevent Dominion's machines from increasing the Biden vote?

    From what indirect "leaks" we got from supposed NSA goons during Russiagate, it would seem more likely that the NSA leadership wanted Trump to lose.

    Of course it is possible that the bomber believed AT&T was up to no good in some fashion. More like just a disgruntled former employee or even a customer. Again, seems crazy but they are out there...
  33. I know Kwanzaa is totally contrived, but the “7 principles” Of Kwanzaa have always struck me as something that Mussolini would’ve approved of.

    From Wikipedia:

    [MORE]

    Umoja (Unity): To strive for and to maintain unity in the family, community, nation, and race.
    Kujichagulia (Self-Determination): To define and name ourselves, as well as to create and speak for ourselves.

    Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility): To build and maintain our community together and make our brothers’ and sisters’ problems our problems and to solve them together.

    Ujamaa (Cooperative economics): To build and maintain our own stores, shops, and other businesses and to profit from them together.

    Nia (Purpose): To make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness.

    Kuumba (Creativity): To do always as much as we can, in the way we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it.

    Imani (Faith): To believe with all our hearts in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders, and the righteousness and victory of our struggle.

    These are not disagreeable principles, in my opinion.

    • Agree: Lurker
  34. • Replies: @Charon
    @MEH 0910

    When I was very very young, they'd have those "lost child" announcements, and the parents would rush up to the kiosk and claim their kid.

    Can you imagine trying to make that work today? If it were a white kid, every sort of criminal pervert would try grabbing it, and if it were a black kid, he'd still be there come closing time.

  35. @wren
    It is possible. Kwanzaa was invented in 1966, she was born in 1964 and her parents split in 1970 or 71.

    But her own recollections seem to make it unlikely.

    “But the harmony between my parents didn’t last,” she writes. “In time, things got harder. They stopped being kind to each other. I knew they loved each other very much, but it seemed they had become like oil and water.” By the time Harris was 5, she says that the bond between her parents “had given way under the weight of incompatibility.” Her parents separated shortly after her father took a job at the University of Wisconsin, and they divorced a few years later.
     
    https://www.indiaabroad.com/indian-americans/kamala-harris-and-the-inheritance-from-her-mother/article_0cc4d9a2-1ea4-11e9-85f5-373affefa9b6.html

    So maybe that happy memory is from when she was three or four.

    Replies: @Inquiring Mind, @Chris Mallory, @Kronos, @for-the-record, @Colin Wright

    She may be mixing it up with another religious ritual that’s typically found in India.

  36. Kwanzala Harris has probably been retconning herself for years, this is just the latest and most obvious. But wait, I’m sure there will be more in the years to come! Something to look forward to, another reliable content generator for iSteve.

  37. KH is as dumb or dumber as Hillary Clinton is about lying. These stupid women lie unnecessarily about stuff that is easily checked.

    HRC famously said the she was named after Sir Edmund Hillary who first climbed Mount Everest, even though he did it several years after she was born.

    It says volumes about our “Speak truth to power” journos that they are willing to let this twaddle pass without even comment, much less push back.

    We are so screwed as a country. $27 trillion in acknowledged debt, but more likely $80 to $100 trillion and these morons are about to be in charge?

    • Replies: @Patrick in SC
    @Jim Don Bob


    KH is as dumb or dumber as Hillary Clinton is about lying. These stupid women lie unnecessarily about stuff that is easily checked.
     
    They lie because they don't suffer for it, and probably gain a bit by doing it.

    Who's going to call them on it? MSNBC? WaPo? NYT? CNN? NPR?

    The current "President Elect" was able to brush off as "Russian disinformation" several corroborated emails directly implicating him in high level influence peddling, some of it involving Communist China and Russia. And this was only after the media created wall of silence was briefly breached during one of the debates before the "moderator" could quickly change the subject. Otherwise, the matter has been entirely black out of everywhere outside of the right wing press. And the right wing press, while pretty popular, just doesn't have big enough of a megaphone to reach "Instagram America."

    ESPN, in their annual wrap up of the previous year in sports, actually ran a puff piece about Bubba Wallace, the mixed race NASCAR driver who fabricated a story about a rope used to pull down a garage door being a noose placed there to intimidate him. The thesis was, "Bubba don't care about what people who are trying to bring him down think" or something like that. It didn't matter to ESPN that he was blatantly lying to advance his career and burnish his image at the expense of the truth or racial harmony. Demanding proof of "racism" is pretty "racist" in its own right! Just like using the words "illegal voting."

    Replies: @Charon

  38. Didn’t Derb predict that Stacey Abrams would soon be President. Boy was he close.

  39. When her Iowa caucus train crashed early in the race, the Dem inside baseball was that she is stupid.

    • Replies: @Munkin-4
    @Currahee

    '... The Dem inside baseball was that she is stupid.'

    And to think Joe's team could have chosen a beautiful & intelligent Vice Presidential candidate -- with a voice that's a pleasure to listen to -- Ms. Tulsi Gabbard. Someone who means what she says and is in politics to serve. Then again, with those qualities she wouldn't have fit in with the rest of Biden's admin.

    Replies: @black sea

  40. Kwanza instruction mandatory in public schools!

    • Replies: @John Up North
    @Abolish_public_education

    The Chicago media go on and on about Kwanza.

  41. Of all the media gas lighting, I think trying to convince us that Kamala Harris is in any sense African-American is the most grating. Mostly because the only people who have even a chance of being deceived are over-educated true-believer white, Asian and Jewish women who are the mirror opposites of African-American women writ large.

    And even if she was, the idea that a middle aged upper class African-American woman had fond memories of celebrating Kwanzaa and is into sneakers is an absurd try hard.

    • Replies: @Gary in Gramercy
    @Altai

    I was almost expecting to hear her say (a la the young Brooke Shields), "Nothing comes between me and my Chucks," but fortunately she didn't go there. On the other hand, she's both unwatchable and grating on the ears. I made it as far as her comment about which companies were doing the most for "front line workers," in terms of paid sick leave, before I was overcome with revulsion.

    The Chinese curse came true: these are certainly interesting times in which we live.

    Replies: @Altai

  42. With apologies (perhaps) to Solzhenitsyn:

    She is lying.
    She knows she is lying.
    We know she is lying.
    She knows we know she is lying.
    We know she knows we know she is lying.

    And yet she lies.

    • Thanks: Currahee
  43. I don’t think Kamala gets the joke about Kwanza being a BS holiday that most Blacks don’t celebrate.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
    @JohnnyD

    'I don’t think Kamala gets the joke about Kwanza being a BS holiday that most Blacks don’t celebrate...'

    I doubt if she cares. The intended audience is not blacks, but 'Progressive' whites, and the Kwaanza shtick is to reinforce her sanctity as a 'black.' She knows they will be afraid to even think critically about it.

    They'll just dutifully genuflect, suitably intimidated.

    She's really admirable, in a perverse way. She understands the rules of the ideologically degenerate universe she inhabits perfectly, and makes her moves accordingly, with breathtaking cynicism and confidence.

    Replies: @Barnard

  44. @Federalist

    The whole family would gather around across multiple generations and we’d tell stories and light the candles.
     
    Bullshit.

    Replies: @bomag, @S. Anonyia

    Our politicians must have a betting pool on who can get away with the largest lie.

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman
  45. @Anon
    Room 641 at the AT&T building in Nashville housed a NSA installation that was to keep tabs on those Georgia Dominion voting machines.

    Now the NSA will be blind to whats happening January 4th in Georgia, where the Dems could cheat and take the Senate. We wont have "pics" electronically to verify what happened supposedly.

    Im worried about this, and think that 63-year old with the RV in Antioch with a $90k duplex (bad area there, trust me) is no more than a patsy at best.

    I hope the NSA has a back-up in play we dont know about.

    Replies: @notsaying, @Buck Ransom, @botazefa, @Muggles

    How do you know what the NSA is doing and where it is doing it? I don’t think that is public knowledge, is it?

    If they really have agents in Nashville they could always send them to Georgia to monitor the election from there.

    • Replies: @Anon
    @notsaying

    Web search: Room 641A. There is a whole wiki page on it. That room pretty much moniters every electronic communication hooked up to at&t, cricket, etc. Its operated by NSA.

    This is very bad my friend

    Replies: @Peter D. Bredon

  46. The whole family would gather around across multiple generations and we’d tell stories and light the candles.

    Considering her dad stayed true to his African roots by abandoning his family, I wonder who these multiple generations consisted of.

    • Thanks: Polistra
  47. @Altai
    Of all the media gas lighting, I think trying to convince us that Kamala Harris is in any sense African-American is the most grating. Mostly because the only people who have even a chance of being deceived are over-educated true-believer white, Asian and Jewish women who are the mirror opposites of African-American women writ large.

    And even if she was, the idea that a middle aged upper class African-American woman had fond memories of celebrating Kwanzaa and is into sneakers is an absurd try hard.

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

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy

    I was almost expecting to hear her say (a la the young Brooke Shields), “Nothing comes between me and my Chucks,” but fortunately she didn’t go there. On the other hand, she’s both unwatchable and grating on the ears. I made it as far as her comment about which companies were doing the most for “front line workers,” in terms of paid sick leave, before I was overcome with revulsion.

    The Chinese curse came true: these are certainly interesting times in which we live.

    • Replies: @Altai
    @Gary in Gramercy

    The best part is where she starts to imitate stereotypical Ebonic speech patterns to match her interviewer.

  48. What is funny is that had she said that she enjoyed Kwanzaa as a student at her HBCU, that might have been close enough to a plausible truth that no one bothered to question it.

    But this claim of it being part of her childhood in her mother’s home is just so easily debunked, that it is amazing she would outright say this. It just reveals how awful her character, and how limited her intelligence, really are.

    Plus, I have never met a black person who even mentioned Kwanzaa once. I don’t think it EVER featured on the major black family sitcoms of the 70s or 80s like The Jeffersons, Good Times, the Cosby Show, etc. In fact, I just watched the Christmas episode of Diff’rent Strokes a few days ago, for the first time in 35 years, and there was zero mention of ‘Kwaanza’, even though normally Mr. Drummond always did everything he could to enable Arnold and Willis to continue to stay in touch with their black cultural identities even after adoption.

    Is there ANY mention of Kwanzaa in ANY pre-1992 black sitcom episode? You know, the same shows that always had elaborate Christmas episodes?

    I sincerely hope her father chimes in to debunk this, and says that there is no way Kamala could have even heard about Kwanzaa until she was applying to colleges.

  49. @Skylark Thibedeau
    @Anon7

    Our HR department went all out on a celebration of Diwali for our H1b's. Unfortunately all of them were Sikh or Muslim.

    Replies: @Anon7, @Achmed E. Newman, @Redneck farmer

    Harris is Hindu, and has tweeted to the Indian community about festivals.

    Unfortunately, she got into trouble with this one by her niece:

    Hindu groups in the US have demanded an apology from Democratic vice-presidential nominee Kamala Harris’ niece for tweeting a morphed image showing her as Goddess Durga. They said the image aggrieved Hindus across the world.

    The tweet by Meena Harris, posted on Oct. 17, has now been deleted. The image showed Kamala Harris killing president Donald Trump with a trishul (trident). Trump was depicted as the buffalo demon “Mahishasura,” while Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden was a lion or the goddess’ “vahana” (vehicle).

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/qz.com/india/1920575/a-kamala-harris-meme-has-kicked-up-a-storm-with-hindu-groups/amp/

    In Hinduism, each major deity has a vahana, an animal that takes them where they want to go or represents attributes that they employ. The idea that Joe Biden is Harris’s vahana is incredibly revealing.

    • Thanks: Polistra
    • Replies: @PiltdownMan
    @Anon7


    In Hinduism, each major deity has a vahana, an animal that takes them where they want to go or represents attributes that they employ. The idea that Joe Biden is Harris’s vahana is incredibly revealing.
     
    https://i.imgur.com/c42rAlp.jpg
  50. Whole family? Didn’t her black father walk out on them?

  51. @Anon7
    I'd believe this kind of celebration before I'd believe Kwanza:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lp-7zxbLYkY

    Replies: @Skylark Thibedeau, @Skylark Thibedeau, @Kibernetika

    I’d believe this kind of celebration before I’d believe Kwanza:

    Heh, I actually attended a Diwali celebration a few weeks back and it was kind of fun. We were able to grab some to-go boxes of sweets and then split after hanging around and smiling politely for a bit. And I’ve picked up this weird tendency to bow around foreigners because of some Japanese influences. The Indians didn’t care or notice and they may have been left with the impression that some Americans bow a lot. If I’d been wearing boots I’d have clicked my heels with a crisp Prussian clap.

    Diwali is at least a legit holiday. Kwaanza is like the MD 20/20 of holidays. Just some alco-fortified BS cooked up to get the stumblers high. For woke Sterno eaters.

    • LOL: Ben tillman
    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Kibernetika


    If I’d been wearing boots I’d have clicked my heels with a crisp Prussian clap.
     
    If you were in India, you damn well better have been wearing boots.


    https://jooinn.com/images/dirty-street-1.png
    , @Dago Shoes
    @Kibernetika

    Damn … MD 20/20 and Sterno eaters … brings back memories of some of the folks I hung around with in my youth.

    , @anon
    @Kibernetika

    Kwaanza is like the MD 20/20 of holidays.

    Perfect.

  52. @notsaying
    @Anon

    How do you know what the NSA is doing and where it is doing it? I don't think that is public knowledge, is it?

    If they really have agents in Nashville they could always send them to Georgia to monitor the election from there.

    Replies: @Anon

    Web search: Room 641A. There is a whole wiki page on it. That room pretty much moniters every electronic communication hooked up to at&t, cricket, etc. Its operated by NSA.

    This is very bad my friend

    • Replies: @Peter D. Bredon
    @Anon

    Um, Room 641A is in San Francisco. I guess the guy in the RV was a little confused.

  53. I don’t believe anything that Kamala the Giggling Jamaican Pot Head says.

  54. @Ripple Earthdevil
    What a bunch of pandering crap! She was raised by her Tamil Brahmin mother, her Jamaican father having flown the coop. I doubt many people had ever heard of Kwanzaa until the 1990's at the earliest.

    Has any data been accumulated that show how many American blacks -- excuse me, Blacks -- actually celebrate the fake holiday made up by a violent black nationalist felon?

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Harry Baldwin, @PiltdownMan, @jamie b.

    I doubt many people had ever heard of Kwanzaa until the 1990’s at the earliest.

    I learned about it in Catholic grade school, back in the 70’s. I also seem to recall hearing it mentioned more than once on Sesame Street.

    • Replies: @Polistra
    @jamie b.


    I learned about it in Catholic grade school, back in the 70’s.
     
    You did nothing of the kind lol

    Replies: @jamie b.

  55. • Replies: @J.Ross
    @Anonymous

    Who from those alive during the 80s could foresee that Oingo Boingo would become the moral superior to the entire mainsteam journalistic establishment?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uC-KcBkkeSI

  56. Kamala Harris doesn’t actually expect to be believed by people who read this blog.

    Anything Kamala Harris says, is specifically directed to people with I.Q.s below 85. She doesn’t make public remarks intended for other sorts of people.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
    @Servant of Gla'aki

    'Kamala Harris doesn’t actually expect to be believed by people who read this blog.'

    Kamala Harris doesn't actually expect to be believed by anybody. That's the interesting part.

  57. Unlike Kamala Harris, I didn’t celebrate Kwanzaa as a young Baby Boomer. Instead, I celebrated the Feast of the Spoiled Only Child Who Gets More Toys than His Friends from Big Families.

    Exactly. The postwar bulge was spoiled collectively, e.g., lower voting and drinking ages, eventual end of the active draft– Steve didn’t even have to register! However, they were deprived individually. Those born later, like, e.g., Vice-elect Harris, would have had the opposite experience. Steve was a precursor.

    Oddly, or perhaps predictably, the rapid downward shift in family size was greeted with a spate of large-family nostalgia in popular culture:

    The Sound of Music, Cheaper By the Dozen
    Yours, Mine, and Ours
    With Six You Get Eggroll, The Waltons
    Little House on the Prairie
    The Brady Bunch
    Eight Is Enough

    …and family megabands the Cowsills, the Jacksons, the Osmonds, and the DeFrancos.

  58. ‘Our Kwanzaa celebrations are one of my favorite childhood memories. The whole family would gather around across multiple generations and we’d tell stories and light the candles…’

    Kamala manages to top herself.

    She really is amazing. How can anybody lie so calmly, transparently, and confidently?

    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
    @Colin Wright

    "She really is amazing."

    I love her laugh.

  59. @Kibernetika
    @Anon7

    I’d believe this kind of celebration before I’d believe Kwanza:

    Heh, I actually attended a Diwali celebration a few weeks back and it was kind of fun. We were able to grab some to-go boxes of sweets and then split after hanging around and smiling politely for a bit. And I've picked up this weird tendency to bow around foreigners because of some Japanese influences. The Indians didn't care or notice and they may have been left with the impression that some Americans bow a lot. If I'd been wearing boots I'd have clicked my heels with a crisp Prussian clap.

    Diwali is at least a legit holiday. Kwaanza is like the MD 20/20 of holidays. Just some alco-fortified BS cooked up to get the stumblers high. For woke Sterno eaters.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Dago Shoes, @anon

    If I’d been wearing boots I’d have clicked my heels with a crisp Prussian clap.

    If you were in India, you damn well better have been wearing boots.

  60. Hahvahd

    Harvard

    Harvard

    Harvard

    Hardon

    Verified Perverts

    • Replies: @James O'Meara
    @216

    https://youtu.be/Cdiz2wROUkw

    , @Pericles
    @216

    'Eric Feigl-Ding'?

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy

  61. …and to think that this creature may literally wind up running the country.

    It’s getting to be almost perversely impressive. How can we sink lower still? Well, how about…

  62. @vinteuil
    My elderly (but still very spry) mother went to the post office, here in rural Missouri, the other day, and asked to buy ten stamps.

    They gave her Kwanzaa stamps. She asked if she could have some Christmas stamps instead.

    No. They only had Kwanzaa stamps.

    Replies: @Squid, @Reg Cæsar, @SunBakedSuburb, @MEH 0910

    My elderly (but still very spry) mother went to the post office, here in rural Missouri, the other day, and asked to buy ten stamps.

    They gave her Kwanzaa stamps. She asked if she could have some Christmas stamps instead.

    No. They only had Kwanzaa stamps.

    They might have been sold out of Mayflower stamps as well.

    • Replies: @Lockean Proviso
    @Reg Cæsar

    Lovely stamp- hadn't seen it before. Available online:

    https://store.usps.com/store/product/buy-stamps/mayflower-in-plymouth-harbor-S_476704

    Replies: @Charon

  63. Indeed the most touching Kwanzaa memory is lighting the candles while Serbian sniper fire cracks, pops and whizzes overhead and a dead Bryan Williams floats past.

    • LOL: Redneck farmer
    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @J.Ross

    Hahahaa!

    Ran out of LOLs.

    Replies: @J.Ross

  64. @JohnnyD
    I don't think Kamala gets the joke about Kwanza being a BS holiday that most Blacks don't celebrate.

    Replies: @Colin Wright

    ‘I don’t think Kamala gets the joke about Kwanza being a BS holiday that most Blacks don’t celebrate…’

    I doubt if she cares. The intended audience is not blacks, but ‘Progressive’ whites, and the Kwaanza shtick is to reinforce her sanctity as a ‘black.’ She knows they will be afraid to even think critically about it.

    They’ll just dutifully genuflect, suitably intimidated.

    She’s really admirable, in a perverse way. She understands the rules of the ideologically degenerate universe she inhabits perfectly, and makes her moves accordingly, with breathtaking cynicism and confidence.

    • Replies: @Barnard
    @Colin Wright

    Even the dumbest white progressive has to see through this one. I doubt most of them even know anyone who celebrates Kwanzaa now. There is no way a majority of them believe Harris has ever celebrated it. It could be a test to see who calls her out on it.

    Replies: @Ganderson

  65. @theMann
    @Muggles

    I would just love to get a ticket for the Space Shuttle to the alternate universe where women make sense, reconsider a position when encountering new facts, or express doubt about anything, but.....


    In the real world, to be a woman is to be as certain of anything as they are wrong on everything. For instance, try demonstrating gravity to a woman by dropping one heavy and one light ball off a rooftop. Not only will you not convince her, she will take it as a personal attack, and treat you accordingly.

    The nineteenth Anemndment to the Constitution was not just a Nation, but a Civilization destroying, catastrophe.

    Replies: @Joseph Doaks, @Polistra

    “The nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution was not just a Nation, but a Civilization destroying, catastrophe.”

    I’m confident that if ever an accurate analysis of the 2020 election is conducted it will be discovered that the women’s vote is what gave us President-elect Biden.

  66. Off Topic:

    Here is a new way to describe illegal immigration brought to us by the Miami Herald: “Alone and not yet even a teenager, Nelson Ramos immigrated to the United States eight years ago to go to school.”

    According to the story 20 year old Ramos keeps in constant contact with his family but left without even telling his family his plans or saying good-bye. He had a US foster family who wanted to adopt him but he said no. How does he support himself while he is in community college? “Through the federal Unaccompanied Refugee Minors program, under Catholic Charities, he receives $1,256 per month. After paying for his housing, food and utility costs, little is left over for savings.” Funny how the federal government is paying illegal immigrants $450 more a month than they give to people getting SSI and even more than $450 above what the government gives to families on welfare. Many people on unemployment get less, too. It doesn’t look like he is paying for his education so I wonder who is?

    One final point: things have worked so well for Nelson that his “10-year-old brother has dreams of following in Nelson’s footsteps and studying in the United States.”

    Go read the whole thing. It is unreal. Apparently this is how the people in Miami view things. America is a place where the whole world is welcome to come “for an education.” By the way, the purpose of this article was to raise even more money for Nelson.

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/left-honduras-pursue-education-now-110000368.html

    • Thanks: Joseph Doaks
    • Replies: @Polistra
    @notsaying

    Some of them do work for a living. At least in "Flushing, China"




    Mayhem in the streets: Illegal vendors are overtaking NYC


    Live crabs. Bras with rhinestones. Old shoes. Frayed electrical cords. Knock-off Louis Vuitton clutches. Disposable face masks. Mets caps.

    Illegal street peddlers hawking such items have taken over the outer boroughs, clogging sidewalks with their second-hand wares and pulling customers from pandemic-ravaged mom-and-pop shops.

    https://nypost.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2020/12/street-vendors-flushing-5.jpg

    https://nypost.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2020/12/street-vendors-flushing-9.jpg

    https://nypost.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2020/12/street-vendors-flushing-10.jpg

    [...]



    Dananberg filed a couple of 311 complaints online, which were forwarded to the NYPD’s 109th Precinct. The responding cops told Dananberg their hands were tied because of Hizzoner’s moratorium.

    NYPD spokeswoman Det. Sophia Mason told The Post cops are still handling vendor complaints.

    But enforcement will switch from the NYPD to Consumer Affairs on Jan. 15, de Blasio spokeswoman Laura Feyer told The Post.

    “We remain committed to a diverse commercial ecosystem, where small businesses of all kinds coexist and contribute to a vibrant street life,” she said.

    https://nypost.com/2020/12/26/mayhem-in-the-streets-illegal-vendors-are-overtaking-nyc/

     

    Replies: @notsaying

  67. @Abolish_public_education
    Kwanza instruction mandatory in public schools!

    Replies: @John Up North

    The Chicago media go on and on about Kwanza.

  68. @Federalist

    The whole family would gather around across multiple generations and we’d tell stories and light the candles.
     
    Bullshit.

    Replies: @bomag, @S. Anonyia

    Is she saying her Indian grandparents celebrated Kwanzaa? Pretty weird. Also don’t think it’s a Jamaican tradition either, not that it would matter, because from everything I’ve read she had limited contact with her father’s side of the family.

    • Replies: @PiltdownMan
    @S. Anonyia

    https://i.imgur.com/A5lQjIs.jpg

    Replies: @Jus' Sayin'...

  69. @Jim Don Bob
    KH is as dumb or dumber as Hillary Clinton is about lying. These stupid women lie unnecessarily about stuff that is easily checked.

    HRC famously said the she was named after Sir Edmund Hillary who first climbed Mount Everest, even though he did it several years after she was born.

    It says volumes about our "Speak truth to power" journos that they are willing to let this twaddle pass without even comment, much less push back.

    We are so screwed as a country. $27 trillion in acknowledged debt, but more likely $80 to $100 trillion and these morons are about to be in charge?

    Replies: @Patrick in SC

    KH is as dumb or dumber as Hillary Clinton is about lying. These stupid women lie unnecessarily about stuff that is easily checked.

    They lie because they don’t suffer for it, and probably gain a bit by doing it.

    Who’s going to call them on it? MSNBC? WaPo? NYT? CNN? NPR?

    The current “President Elect” was able to brush off as “Russian disinformation” several corroborated emails directly implicating him in high level influence peddling, some of it involving Communist China and Russia. And this was only after the media created wall of silence was briefly breached during one of the debates before the “moderator” could quickly change the subject. Otherwise, the matter has been entirely black out of everywhere outside of the right wing press. And the right wing press, while pretty popular, just doesn’t have big enough of a megaphone to reach “Instagram America.”

    ESPN, in their annual wrap up of the previous year in sports, actually ran a puff piece about Bubba Wallace, the mixed race NASCAR driver who fabricated a story about a rope used to pull down a garage door being a noose placed there to intimidate him. The thesis was, “Bubba don’t care about what people who are trying to bring him down think” or something like that. It didn’t matter to ESPN that he was blatantly lying to advance his career and burnish his image at the expense of the truth or racial harmony. Demanding proof of “racism” is pretty “racist” in its own right! Just like using the words “illegal voting.”

    • Replies: @Charon
    @Patrick in SC

    Remember that the FBI sent a large team of investigators for the garage door pull. The same FBI which doesn't bat an eyelash when whites are tortured to death by the Numinous Ones.

  70. @Anonymous
    https://twitter.com/StarTribune/status/1343013479825825792

    Replies: @J.Ross

    Who from those alive during the 80s could foresee that Oingo Boingo would become the moral superior to the entire mainsteam journalistic establishment?

  71. One of my favorite childhood memories is of my parents’ dear friends, Jimmy Baldwin and Little Richard, leaning over at the Kwanzaa Table of the Feast and kissing each other. My father looked at me and said, “It’s simple, Kammy, they love each other.”

  72. @Colin Wright
    @JohnnyD

    'I don’t think Kamala gets the joke about Kwanza being a BS holiday that most Blacks don’t celebrate...'

    I doubt if she cares. The intended audience is not blacks, but 'Progressive' whites, and the Kwaanza shtick is to reinforce her sanctity as a 'black.' She knows they will be afraid to even think critically about it.

    They'll just dutifully genuflect, suitably intimidated.

    She's really admirable, in a perverse way. She understands the rules of the ideologically degenerate universe she inhabits perfectly, and makes her moves accordingly, with breathtaking cynicism and confidence.

    Replies: @Barnard

    Even the dumbest white progressive has to see through this one. I doubt most of them even know anyone who celebrates Kwanzaa now. There is no way a majority of them believe Harris has ever celebrated it. It could be a test to see who calls her out on it.

    • Replies: @Ganderson
    @Barnard

    I think you’re wrong about that. I had a conversation with one of my hockey pals about our screamingly, transparently, gay ex President ‘Bam, who, judging by his golf swing and the way he throws, is no athlete. This guy was convinced that Barry was a great basketball player - I could not move him off that point. He probably read about his prowess on the hardwood in the Nation. I think most white wokesters would believe Kam’s Kwanzaa tales.

    Remember, too, most progressives don’t know any actual black err... Black people, not that either Kam or Barry are really black...

    I’d love to see “the Annointed One” on skates. I’m sure, after all the time he spent in Chicago that he’s a Hawks fan!

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

  73. @Skylark Thibedeau
    @Anon7

    Our HR department went all out on a celebration of Diwali for our H1b's. Unfortunately all of them were Sikh or Muslim.

    Replies: @Anon7, @Achmed E. Newman, @Redneck farmer

    That’s downright hilarious. I’m sure the whole brood of scolding HR ladies are just trying to get onboard with all the diversity bit before they themselves get replaced by Diwali-celebrators who will never hire another white person again.

    Hopefully there was some cake to take home, at least.

    • Agree: Just another serf
    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Achmed E. Newman

    I have said this before, unless you've been in a major corporate environment you don't realize the extent to which you currently see Indians in every single department, HR especially. And yes, obviously, they only hire other Indians.

  74. I’m a white male (don’t want to “dox” myself further). I want to share my love of the Kwanza season. My family, including elders of the Susquamie tribe, would celebrate Kwanza for seven days. My grandfather Shep Proudfoot, would wear blackface and do a dance while setting up the Kwanza pole. My great aunt from Mumbai, would cook a delightful lentil dish, while my uncle Jamal would pass about his ganja from Jamaica. My aunt Karen married a wonderful aboriginal fellow named Abbuccadante from the outback and he would play the digalido, or whatever it’s called.

    Things would go well enough for the first two or three days of Kwanza. But after that, the various family members would begin to converge on the whiter folks, assaulting, beating them and sometimes setting them on fire, as is the Kwanza custom.

    By the seventh day of Kwanza, all had been forgiven. Medical attention completed and we hugged, anticipating the next exciting Kwanza in the year ahead.

    • Replies: @Ganderson
    @Just another serf

    Was Grandpa Shep able to convince his buddy to bring the woodchipper?

  75. @J.Ross
    Indeed the most touching Kwanzaa memory is lighting the candles while Serbian sniper fire cracks, pops and whizzes overhead and a dead Bryan Williams floats past.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    Hahahaa!

    Ran out of LOLs.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @Achmed E. Newman

    I gotta stop beating this dead horse but I just finished listening to Lucifer's Hammer as an audiobook (between the socioeconomic stuff, the SoCal trivia, and JPL, it's a pretty iStevey novel) and a major element of it is 70s black separatism, and, maybe I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure Kwanzaa is not mentioned once. The black separatists include cannibalism but not Kwanzaa.
    There is also my fetish for blaxploitation films, which to date includes Black Gestapo, Blakula, Cleopatra Jones, Coffey, Fatal Deviation, Shaft, I'm Gonna Get You Sucka, Truck Turner, Disco Godfather, Dolemite, and the Guy From Harlem, and I'm pretty sure of what I have listed Kwanzaa comes up zero times.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnJdCnJwBBE

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy, @Anon7

  76. @Jus' Sayin'...

    Our Kwanzaa celebrations are one of my favorite childhood memories. The whole family would gather around across multiple generations and we’d tell stories and light the candles.
     
    Blowing out those candles later in the evening provided valuable experience that I later called upon when I started my political career.

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy, @nsa

    “Blowing out those candles provided valuable experience for starting a political career”
    Willy reports her favorite bird is the Swallow.

  77. #thingsthatneverhappened

  78. @Achmed E. Newman
    @Ripple Earthdevil

    Ripple, from what I've read on VDare, from writer "Angie Saxon" with Kamala Harris: Racism Begins At Home and Kamala Harris: Working Girl Makes Good , Kamala's parents had a "contentious divorce", so this was not quite the same as that other politician from a broken dysfunctional family that you all may remember. I'm just saying that Jamaican Professor Harris did not necessarily fly the coup.

    To reply to Mr. Sailer at the same time, I had a browser tab on that Ann Coulter article for over a year, so I could point out the truth to my son the next time he brought home any BS about Kwanzai from the school.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    I’m just saying that Jamaican Professor Harris did not necessarily fly the coup.

    Typo, or pun?

    George Jetson flew the coupe.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @Reg Cæsar

    Tipo.

    Replies: @iDeplorable

  79. @Achmed E. Newman
    @J.Ross

    Hahahaa!

    Ran out of LOLs.

    Replies: @J.Ross

    I gotta stop beating this dead horse but I just finished listening to Lucifer’s Hammer as an audiobook (between the socioeconomic stuff, the SoCal trivia, and JPL, it’s a pretty iStevey novel) and a major element of it is 70s black separatism, and, maybe I’m wrong, but I’m pretty sure Kwanzaa is not mentioned once. The black separatists include cannibalism but not Kwanzaa.
    There is also my fetish for blaxploitation films, which to date includes Black Gestapo, Blakula, Cleopatra Jones, Coffey, Fatal Deviation, Shaft, I’m Gonna Get You Sucka, Truck Turner, Disco Godfather, Dolemite, and the Guy From Harlem, and I’m pretty sure of what I have listed Kwanzaa comes up zero times.

    • Replies: @Gary in Gramercy
    @J.Ross

    What about Across 110th Street? Or is that not a "blaxploitation" film? On the one hand, it has Yaphet Kotto, whom you know from Truck Turner (and maybe Friday Foster, as well). On the other, it has Tony Franciosa, Anthony Quinn and Burt Young -- so it's kind of a Mob movie, too. You know the genre better than I do: does it fit or not?

    It also has a terrific theme song: there was so much great soul music in the first half of the '70's that Bobby Womack is overlooked in many accounts of the era. But he was very, very good, if not quite at Al Green/Marvin Gaye/Stevie Wonder level; more like Isaac Hayes/Curtis Mayfield level, i.e., inconsistent from album to album, yet his best work ranks with almost anyone's.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Ganderson

    , @Anon7
    @J.Ross

    I don't think Kwanzaa was mentioned in Lucifer's Hammer, which I read in hardcover when it first came out in the late 70's, terrific Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle novel. Nominated for a Hugo, deservedly. Thought-provoking, forcing you to think about the endless benefits of our technological and interconnected world economy.

    I had a black friend who read science fiction (he worked at Borders stocking their science fiction section), and he was kind of pissed with the portrayal of black people in the novel. Understandable since most of the urban blacks were criminals and community organizers (!) before the Hammer fell, and wound up being cannibals afterwards, mostly for social cohesion.

    Replies: @J.Ross

  80. @Morton's toes
    Be careful what you ask for. Yesteday Anatoly Karlin posted a pic to demonstrate that yes indeed it is most certain and true that Elizier Yudkowsky did lose like 60 pounds on his latest go at the shangri la diet. (It turns out that for his system it works as advertised if you double up the dose by starting your day with four tablespoons of olive oil. It turns out you can hack your appetite control with doing something extremely disgusting. The natural evolution of this trend is some genius marketing autist will invent starting every day with a big tablespoon of dog shit.)

    Replies: @Anon

    Just about anything works better and is healthier for your than having a lot of sugar in your diet.

  81. @Anon7
    @Skylark Thibedeau

    Harris is Hindu, and has tweeted to the Indian community about festivals.

    Unfortunately, she got into trouble with this one by her niece:


    Hindu groups in the US have demanded an apology from Democratic vice-presidential nominee Kamala Harris’ niece for tweeting a morphed image showing her as Goddess Durga. They said the image aggrieved Hindus across the world.

    The tweet by Meena Harris, posted on Oct. 17, has now been deleted. The image showed Kamala Harris killing president Donald Trump with a trishul (trident). Trump was depicted as the buffalo demon “Mahishasura,” while Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden was a lion or the goddess’ “vahana” (vehicle).

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/qz.com/india/1920575/a-kamala-harris-meme-has-kicked-up-a-storm-with-hindu-groups/amp/

     

    In Hinduism, each major deity has a vahana, an animal that takes them where they want to go or represents attributes that they employ. The idea that Joe Biden is Harris’s vahana is incredibly revealing.

    Replies: @PiltdownMan

    In Hinduism, each major deity has a vahana, an animal that takes them where they want to go or represents attributes that they employ. The idea that Joe Biden is Harris’s vahana is incredibly revealing.

  82. @Reg Cæsar
    @Achmed E. Newman


    I’m just saying that Jamaican Professor Harris did not necessarily fly the coup.
     
    Typo, or pun?


    George Jetson flew the coupe.


    https://perezhilton.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/jetsonflyingcar.gif

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    Tipo.

    • Replies: @iDeplorable
    @Achmed E. Newman

    No fair for you two geriatrics to crank your comment count by replying to each other. Keep your Word Diarrhea off-topic and only cluttering up the rest of the thread.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

  83. @Anon
    @notsaying

    Web search: Room 641A. There is a whole wiki page on it. That room pretty much moniters every electronic communication hooked up to at&t, cricket, etc. Its operated by NSA.

    This is very bad my friend

    Replies: @Peter D. Bredon

    Um, Room 641A is in San Francisco. I guess the guy in the RV was a little confused.

  84. Quick, Kamala, name the top ten best selling Kwanzaa Carols of all time. Or at least, name the top three Kwanzaa Carols that’s on everyone’s lips and in their ears during the Kwanzaa season. Perhaps VP Elect can lead us all in a Kwanzaa Carol sing-a-long last week of December 2021, and on live TV. Since she knows all the top Kwanzaa Carols, it should be a breeze for Harris to do. Great major holidays have their merrymaking in songs, its only natural that she should lead the way in the sing-a-long to ring in the holiday.

    Kwanzaa with Kamala. Kamala’s Kwanzaa. We’re feeling it.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Yojimbo/Zatoichi

    The only Kwanzaa song I know:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbQIMOb51QI

    Replies: @Cortes

    , @Pericles
    @Yojimbo/Zatoichi

    The major media networks simply must sponsor a prime time four hours of Kwanzaa with Kamala in the coming years. Celebrate that sucker, you old racists. Let the healing begin.

  85. @216
    Hahvahd

    Harvard

    Harvard

    Harvard

    Hardon

    https://twitter.com/DrEricDing/status/571218838529970177

    Verified Perverts

    Replies: @James O'Meara, @Pericles

  86. @Kibernetika
    @Anon7

    I’d believe this kind of celebration before I’d believe Kwanza:

    Heh, I actually attended a Diwali celebration a few weeks back and it was kind of fun. We were able to grab some to-go boxes of sweets and then split after hanging around and smiling politely for a bit. And I've picked up this weird tendency to bow around foreigners because of some Japanese influences. The Indians didn't care or notice and they may have been left with the impression that some Americans bow a lot. If I'd been wearing boots I'd have clicked my heels with a crisp Prussian clap.

    Diwali is at least a legit holiday. Kwaanza is like the MD 20/20 of holidays. Just some alco-fortified BS cooked up to get the stumblers high. For woke Sterno eaters.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Dago Shoes, @anon

    Damn … MD 20/20 and Sterno eaters … brings back memories of some of the folks I hung around with in my youth.

  87. @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    Quick, Kamala, name the top ten best selling Kwanzaa Carols of all time. Or at least, name the top three Kwanzaa Carols that's on everyone's lips and in their ears during the Kwanzaa season. Perhaps VP Elect can lead us all in a Kwanzaa Carol sing-a-long last week of December 2021, and on live TV. Since she knows all the top Kwanzaa Carols, it should be a breeze for Harris to do. Great major holidays have their merrymaking in songs, its only natural that she should lead the way in the sing-a-long to ring in the holiday.

    Kwanzaa with Kamala. Kamala's Kwanzaa. We're feeling it.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Pericles

    The only Kwanzaa song I know:

    • Replies: @Cortes
    @Steve Sailer

    Isn’t this litany of blaxploitation themes

    https://youtu.be/TbUw6eSsG2Y

    the most famous hymn?

  88. Not only did Kamala not celebrate Kwanzaa during her childhood, nobody else did, either.

    This is a racial fairy tale, like her claim to have integrated public schools in Berkeley that had never been segregated.

    • Agree: PiltdownMan
  89. @S. Anonyia
    @Federalist

    Is she saying her Indian grandparents celebrated Kwanzaa? Pretty weird. Also don’t think it’s a Jamaican tradition either, not that it would matter, because from everything I’ve read she had limited contact with her father’s side of the family.

    Replies: @PiltdownMan

    • Thanks: Lot
    • LOL: Ben tillman, bomag
    • Replies: @Jus' Sayin'...
    @PiltdownMan

    Beautiful! This photo ought to be on the front page of every paper in the country that reported Harris's BS about phony Kwanza.

    Thank you!

  90. @Muggles
    I recall reading somewhere that this fake holiday isn't even known in Africa other than the few who hear about it from the U.S.

    I'm sure there are more people who celebrate Festivus, the holiday invented via the Seinfeld TV show. You can even buy specially made Festivus holiday aluminum poles for your celebrations.

    The "airing of grievances" portion will be particularly fruitful in this year's observance.

    You know, unlike a few others who comment here I try not to be a misogynist in my commentary. But with 'Dr.' Jill and now Merry Kwanzaa Harris, you have to wonder about these Dem females. And that's not even counting Queen Nancy of the Bay Area, who when caught getting a hypocritical hair
    dye job only "apologized" for "falling for a set-up."

    Is there something served at the Dem fundraiser cocktail hours which when combined with estrogen, after several decades turns female brain cells into mush? Better page Dr. Jill stat!

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @theMann, @BenKenobi

    • LOL: Polistra
  91. @Servant of Gla'aki
    Kamala Harris doesn't actually expect to be believed by people who read this blog.

    Anything Kamala Harris says, is specifically directed to people with I.Q.s below 85. She doesn't make public remarks intended for other sorts of people.

    Replies: @Colin Wright

    ‘Kamala Harris doesn’t actually expect to be believed by people who read this blog.’

    Kamala Harris doesn’t actually expect to be believed by anybody. That’s the interesting part.

  92. Wikipedia says Harris’s parents met in 1962 after her father “spoke at a meeting of the Afro American Association—a students’ group at Berkeley whose members would go on to establish the discipline of Black studies, propose the holiday of Kwanzaa, and help form the Black Panther Party.”

    Kwanzaa itself was invented in 1966, when Harris was two years old.

    So it’s possible that Harris and her father did celebrate Kwanzaa when it was a new and arguably faddish thing created by local friends of theirs. Why her paternal grandparents in Jamaica or anyone on her mother’s side of the family would have cared about it is another question, though.

    • Replies: @MEH 0910
    @Peter T

    https://twitter.com/iaimpactfund/status/1305503678879670273


    Senator Kamala Harris often tells the story of her parents’ romance. They were idealistic foreign graduate students who were swept up in the U.S. civil rights movement — a variation of the classic American immigration story of huddled masses welcomed on its shores.

    That description, however, barely scratches the surface of Berkeley in the early 1960s. The community where they met was a crucible of radical politics, as the trade-union left overlapped with early Black nationalist thinkers.

    It brought a wave of Black undergraduates, many the descendants of sharecroppers or enslaved people who had migrated from Texas and Louisiana, into conversation with students from countries that had fought off colonial powers.

    Members of the study group that drew them together in 1962, known as the Afro American Association, would help build the discipline of Black studies, introduce the holiday of Kwanzaa and establish the Black Panther Party.

    Long after the particular intensity of the early ’60s passed, the community it created endured.
     

    Replies: @Jack D

  93. I find it hard to believe that Kamala Harris is an African-American when neither Jamaica nor India are in Africa.

    • Replies: @Patriot
    @Steven Carr

    Exactly.

    The only way that KH can be African-American is for race to be a biological reality determined by genes. But that would be racists, because as we all know, race does not exist, and all "differences" are environmental/cultural, NOT genetic.

    Hence, KH can be Indian-America or Jamaican-American, but cannot be African-American, becase she or her parents were not born and raised in Africa, and did not experience an authenic Africian culture. Hers is clearly a case of Cultural Appropriation of the worst kind.

    Anyone who claims KH is African-American is a racist Nazi worse than Hitler and on the wrong side of history, who supports the now discredted and hateful idea that so-called "race" is a biological reality.

  94. The Democrats continue to position themselves as the Black party.

    I guess they don’t want Hispanic or Asian votes. How many Latinos or Asians are going to vote Democrat and watch Black politicians catapult into power on their votes?

    • Replies: @Odin
    @Steven Carr


    I guess [Democrats] don’t want Hispanic or Asian votes.
     
    What are these "votes" you speak of? They've found a better way.
  95. @notsaying
    I do not understand Harris. Her parents immigrated here by themselves when they went to school. I do not recall hearing that her grandparents, uncles or aunts came here later. So who are these relatives she is speaking of? Extended family from Jamaica? If so I wonder how many were here legally before the 1986 amnesty.

    Maybe her highly educated father invited other highly educated black people to their house to celebrate Kwanzaa in its early days of being a holiday. That at least would make sense.

    Replies: @Pericles

    Are you sure it’s meant to make sense?

    • Replies: @notsaying
    @Pericles

    No I am not. It may just be feel-good baloney. I can't help but wish it's not a lie though. It is such an unnecessary lie. I had enough of that from Trump and am not ruling out we will get them from Biden, too

  96. @216
    Hahvahd

    Harvard

    Harvard

    Harvard

    Hardon

    https://twitter.com/DrEricDing/status/571218838529970177

    Verified Perverts

    Replies: @James O'Meara, @Pericles

    ‘Eric Feigl-Ding’?

    • Replies: @Gary in Gramercy
    @Pericles

    Without looking into the matter, I'm going out on a limb, and guessing the name is a joke about being the offspring of an Amy Chua-Jed Rubenfeld sort of couple.

    "An hour later, you want to blame your mother for everything all over again."

    Replies: @Jack D

  97. @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    Quick, Kamala, name the top ten best selling Kwanzaa Carols of all time. Or at least, name the top three Kwanzaa Carols that's on everyone's lips and in their ears during the Kwanzaa season. Perhaps VP Elect can lead us all in a Kwanzaa Carol sing-a-long last week of December 2021, and on live TV. Since she knows all the top Kwanzaa Carols, it should be a breeze for Harris to do. Great major holidays have their merrymaking in songs, its only natural that she should lead the way in the sing-a-long to ring in the holiday.

    Kwanzaa with Kamala. Kamala's Kwanzaa. We're feeling it.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Pericles

    The major media networks simply must sponsor a prime time four hours of Kwanzaa with Kamala in the coming years. Celebrate that sucker, you old racists. Let the healing begin.

  98. @dearieme
    She's a lying, dog-faced pony soldier. Or shouldn't that be bitch-faced?

    Replies: @Rahan, @Jus' Sayin'...

    She’s a lying, dog-faced pony soldier.

    Also a one horse pony.

    • Replies: @MEH 0910
    @Rahan

    https://twitter.com/dailycaller/status/1341482879658934274

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy

  99. @Skylark Thibedeau
    @Anon7

    Our HR department went all out on a celebration of Diwali for our H1b's. Unfortunately all of them were Sikh or Muslim.

    Replies: @Anon7, @Achmed E. Newman, @Redneck farmer

    Out of curiosity, how do the Sikhs and Muslims get along?

  100. @Peter T
    Wikipedia says Harris's parents met in 1962 after her father "spoke at a meeting of the Afro American Association—a students' group at Berkeley whose members would go on to establish the discipline of Black studies, propose the holiday of Kwanzaa, and help form the Black Panther Party."

    Kwanzaa itself was invented in 1966, when Harris was two years old.

    So it's possible that Harris and her father did celebrate Kwanzaa when it was a new and arguably faddish thing created by local friends of theirs. Why her paternal grandparents in Jamaica or anyone on her mother's side of the family would have cared about it is another question, though.

    Replies: @MEH 0910


    [MORE]

    Senator Kamala Harris often tells the story of her parents’ romance. They were idealistic foreign graduate students who were swept up in the U.S. civil rights movement — a variation of the classic American immigration story of huddled masses welcomed on its shores.

    That description, however, barely scratches the surface of Berkeley in the early 1960s. The community where they met was a crucible of radical politics, as the trade-union left overlapped with early Black nationalist thinkers.

    It brought a wave of Black undergraduates, many the descendants of sharecroppers or enslaved people who had migrated from Texas and Louisiana, into conversation with students from countries that had fought off colonial powers.

    Members of the study group that drew them together in 1962, known as the Afro American Association, would help build the discipline of Black studies, introduce the holiday of Kwanzaa and establish the Black Panther Party.

    Long after the particular intensity of the early ’60s passed, the community it created endured.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @MEH 0910

    It's interesting that Kamala's mom fell in with (leftist) Negroes in liberal Berkeley. There was no real Indian community in America pre-1964 and in the Jim Crow South the few Indians there were often fell in with blacks because they didn't really fit as "white" (regardless of their legal classification under Jim Crow) but in liberal Berkeley it would have been no problem for her to hang out with the white people. Certainly modern Indian immigrants of her social class (even the Leftist ones) are not known for their appreciation for black culture.

    When I was living in Morningside Heights in Manhattan in the late 70s I used to wander up to 125th St. (yes it was reasonably safe, at least in the daytime and there were some cool idiosyncratic businesses that had not been driven out by chains - a live poultry market, a store that sold Fuller Brush products, a place that would clean and restuff feather pillows, etc. - these things seem like a dream now) and patronized the Eshad Ali Indian Restaurant, which was a tiny ancient place operated by an even more tiny ancient withered African-American woman (blacks in America were not always fat). To this day, she made the best aloo paratha I have ever had. She told me the story of how this came to be. Eshad Ali was a Bengali Muslim sailor who jumped ship in NY in the '40s. The only place where he could find even minimal acceptance was in Harlem among the blacks. He met Mrs. Eshad Ali but he was ashamed of having married a Negro so during his lifetime he used to tell everyone that she was his cleaning lady. Mrs. Ali told me this without any bitterness - this is just how it was. He taught her all of his recipes and eventually he departed for paradise, leaving the restaurant to his Mrs.

    Replies: @AnotherDad

  101. @J.Ross
    @Achmed E. Newman

    I gotta stop beating this dead horse but I just finished listening to Lucifer's Hammer as an audiobook (between the socioeconomic stuff, the SoCal trivia, and JPL, it's a pretty iStevey novel) and a major element of it is 70s black separatism, and, maybe I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure Kwanzaa is not mentioned once. The black separatists include cannibalism but not Kwanzaa.
    There is also my fetish for blaxploitation films, which to date includes Black Gestapo, Blakula, Cleopatra Jones, Coffey, Fatal Deviation, Shaft, I'm Gonna Get You Sucka, Truck Turner, Disco Godfather, Dolemite, and the Guy From Harlem, and I'm pretty sure of what I have listed Kwanzaa comes up zero times.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnJdCnJwBBE

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy, @Anon7

    What about Across 110th Street? Or is that not a “blaxploitation” film? On the one hand, it has Yaphet Kotto, whom you know from Truck Turner (and maybe Friday Foster, as well). On the other, it has Tony Franciosa, Anthony Quinn and Burt Young — so it’s kind of a Mob movie, too. You know the genre better than I do: does it fit or not?

    It also has a terrific theme song: there was so much great soul music in the first half of the ’70’s that Bobby Womack is overlooked in many accounts of the era. But he was very, very good, if not quite at Al Green/Marvin Gaye/Stevie Wonder level; more like Isaac Hayes/Curtis Mayfield level, i.e., inconsistent from album to album, yet his best work ranks with almost anyone’s.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @Gary in Gramercy

    You got me, I forgot about that one, and no, it doesn't have any Kwanzaa in it either. In fact I managed to forget Superfly of all things and it also has no Kwanzaa in it.

    , @Ganderson
    @Gary in Gramercy

    Cotton Comes to Harlem

  102. @Rahan
    @dearieme


    She’s a lying, dog-faced pony soldier.
     
    Also a one horse pony.

    Replies: @MEH 0910

    • Replies: @Gary in Gramercy
    @MEH 0910

    Out of old-fashioned courtliness -- and at the express request of the Vice-President-elect's staff, who have been attempting to sanitize the public record by removing any references to her friendship with former California state Assembly leader and San Francisco mayor Willie Brown -- Mr. Biden has agreed to forego any public use of the word "trick" during his Presidency.

    Replies: @Rahan, @Abolish_public_education

  103. @Steve Sailer
    @Yojimbo/Zatoichi

    The only Kwanzaa song I know:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbQIMOb51QI

    Replies: @Cortes

    Isn’t this litany of blaxploitation themes

    the most famous hymn?

  104. @Pericles
    @216

    'Eric Feigl-Ding'?

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy

    Without looking into the matter, I’m going out on a limb, and guessing the name is a joke about being the offspring of an Amy Chua-Jed Rubenfeld sort of couple.

    “An hour later, you want to blame your mother for everything all over again.”

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Gary in Gramercy

    Feigl is also Yiddish for birdie and is often used as an euphemism for "gay".

    Replies: @Johann Ricke

  105. @MEH 0910
    @Rahan

    https://twitter.com/dailycaller/status/1341482879658934274

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy

    Out of old-fashioned courtliness — and at the express request of the Vice-President-elect’s staff, who have been attempting to sanitize the public record by removing any references to her friendship with former California state Assembly leader and San Francisco mayor Willie Brown — Mr. Biden has agreed to forego any public use of the word “trick” during his Presidency.

    • Replies: @Rahan
    @Gary in Gramercy

    But gradually forgetfulness set in, and he started saying "one whore pony".

    , @Abolish_public_education
    @Gary in Gramercy

    It makes little difference to me who becomes VP, but KH’s eligibility for the job is debatable.

    On Jan 6th, those mealy-mouthed GOPs need to challenge every EV that she receives.

    Pence wins.

  106. @Pericles
    @notsaying

    Are you sure it's meant to make sense?

    Replies: @notsaying

    No I am not. It may just be feel-good baloney. I can’t help but wish it’s not a lie though. It is such an unnecessary lie. I had enough of that from Trump and am not ruling out we will get them from Biden, too

  107. @Gary in Gramercy
    @MEH 0910

    Out of old-fashioned courtliness -- and at the express request of the Vice-President-elect's staff, who have been attempting to sanitize the public record by removing any references to her friendship with former California state Assembly leader and San Francisco mayor Willie Brown -- Mr. Biden has agreed to forego any public use of the word "trick" during his Presidency.

    Replies: @Rahan, @Abolish_public_education

    But gradually forgetfulness set in, and he started saying “one whore pony”.

  108. 1) Where’s the other slipper?

    2) I didn’t realise the Kwanzaa Menorah only had seven candles.

  109. @Gary in Gramercy
    @Altai

    I was almost expecting to hear her say (a la the young Brooke Shields), "Nothing comes between me and my Chucks," but fortunately she didn't go there. On the other hand, she's both unwatchable and grating on the ears. I made it as far as her comment about which companies were doing the most for "front line workers," in terms of paid sick leave, before I was overcome with revulsion.

    The Chinese curse came true: these are certainly interesting times in which we live.

    Replies: @Altai

    The best part is where she starts to imitate stereotypical Ebonic speech patterns to match her interviewer.

  110. @Achmed E. Newman
    @Skylark Thibedeau

    That's downright hilarious. I'm sure the whole brood of scolding HR ladies are just trying to get onboard with all the diversity bit before they themselves get replaced by Diwali-celebrators who will never hire another white person again.

    Hopefully there was some cake to take home, at least.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    I have said this before, unless you’ve been in a major corporate environment you don’t realize the extent to which you currently see Indians in every single department, HR especially. And yes, obviously, they only hire other Indians.

  111. @J.Ross
    @Achmed E. Newman

    I gotta stop beating this dead horse but I just finished listening to Lucifer's Hammer as an audiobook (between the socioeconomic stuff, the SoCal trivia, and JPL, it's a pretty iStevey novel) and a major element of it is 70s black separatism, and, maybe I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure Kwanzaa is not mentioned once. The black separatists include cannibalism but not Kwanzaa.
    There is also my fetish for blaxploitation films, which to date includes Black Gestapo, Blakula, Cleopatra Jones, Coffey, Fatal Deviation, Shaft, I'm Gonna Get You Sucka, Truck Turner, Disco Godfather, Dolemite, and the Guy From Harlem, and I'm pretty sure of what I have listed Kwanzaa comes up zero times.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnJdCnJwBBE

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy, @Anon7

    I don’t think Kwanzaa was mentioned in Lucifer’s Hammer, which I read in hardcover when it first came out in the late 70’s, terrific Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle novel. Nominated for a Hugo, deservedly. Thought-provoking, forcing you to think about the endless benefits of our technological and interconnected world economy.

    I had a black friend who read science fiction (he worked at Borders stocking their science fiction section), and he was kind of pissed with the portrayal of black people in the novel. Understandable since most of the urban blacks were criminals and community organizers (!) before the Hammer fell, and wound up being cannibals afterwards, mostly for social cohesion.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @Anon7

    The black mayor, astronaut, and the "black redneck" farmer couple are depicted honorably, and there are plenty of total scum whites (many of whom meet their various just ends), but yeah the lefty analysis of this excellent novel (which I believe sees its fullest form in the anti-safety screed The Culture of Fear) cannot get past that, y'know, mustard gas. In fact one of the strengths is that, as the protagonists do awful things, they are painfully aware of how awful they are, and they're driven by necessity. As Senator Jellison explains, you can be as civilized as you can afford to be, and you cannot be more.

  112. @Gary in Gramercy
    @MEH 0910

    Out of old-fashioned courtliness -- and at the express request of the Vice-President-elect's staff, who have been attempting to sanitize the public record by removing any references to her friendship with former California state Assembly leader and San Francisco mayor Willie Brown -- Mr. Biden has agreed to forego any public use of the word "trick" during his Presidency.

    Replies: @Rahan, @Abolish_public_education

    It makes little difference to me who becomes VP, but KH’s eligibility for the job is debatable.

    On Jan 6th, those mealy-mouthed GOPs need to challenge every EV that she receives.

    Pence wins.

  113. @wren
    It is possible. Kwanzaa was invented in 1966, she was born in 1964 and her parents split in 1970 or 71.

    But her own recollections seem to make it unlikely.

    “But the harmony between my parents didn’t last,” she writes. “In time, things got harder. They stopped being kind to each other. I knew they loved each other very much, but it seemed they had become like oil and water.” By the time Harris was 5, she says that the bond between her parents “had given way under the weight of incompatibility.” Her parents separated shortly after her father took a job at the University of Wisconsin, and they divorced a few years later.
     
    https://www.indiaabroad.com/indian-americans/kamala-harris-and-the-inheritance-from-her-mother/article_0cc4d9a2-1ea4-11e9-85f5-373affefa9b6.html

    So maybe that happy memory is from when she was three or four.

    Replies: @Inquiring Mind, @Chris Mallory, @Kronos, @for-the-record, @Colin Wright

    It is possible. Kwanzaa was invented in 1966, she was born in 1964 and her parents split in 1970 or 71.

    It may have been “invented” in 1966, but according to Google Ngram up until 1974 Kwanzaa was a less commonly used term than antidisestablishmentarianism:

    https://books.google.com/ngrams/graph?content=Kwanzaa%2C+antidisestablishmentarianism&year_start=1800&year_end=2019&corpus=26&smoothing=3&direct_url=t1%3B%2CKwanzaa%3B%2Cc0%3B.t1%3B%2Cantidisestablishmentarianism%3B%2Cc0#t1%3B%2CKwanzaa%3B%2Cc0%3B.t1%3B%2Cantidisestablishmentarianism%3B%2Cc0

  114. @Barnard
    @Colin Wright

    Even the dumbest white progressive has to see through this one. I doubt most of them even know anyone who celebrates Kwanzaa now. There is no way a majority of them believe Harris has ever celebrated it. It could be a test to see who calls her out on it.

    Replies: @Ganderson

    I think you’re wrong about that. I had a conversation with one of my hockey pals about our screamingly, transparently, gay ex President ‘Bam, who, judging by his golf swing and the way he throws, is no athlete. This guy was convinced that Barry was a great basketball player – I could not move him off that point. He probably read about his prowess on the hardwood in the Nation. I think most white wokesters would believe Kam’s Kwanzaa tales.

    Remember, too, most progressives don’t know any actual black err… Black people, not that either Kam or Barry are really black…

    I’d love to see “the Annointed One” on skates. I’m sure, after all the time he spent in Chicago that he’s a Hawks fan!

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @Ganderson

    Mr. Ganderson, did you explain to your hockey friend that, yes, ex-Constitutional Scholar Øb☭ma is only 1/2 black? He can only jump half as high, and make free throws from half as far, and do half-assed dunks with his wrists flopping around like the fag he is.

    I'd also like to see him on skates doing one of those Ice Capades moves with the ex-1st-Wookie.

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy

  115. @Gary in Gramercy
    @J.Ross

    What about Across 110th Street? Or is that not a "blaxploitation" film? On the one hand, it has Yaphet Kotto, whom you know from Truck Turner (and maybe Friday Foster, as well). On the other, it has Tony Franciosa, Anthony Quinn and Burt Young -- so it's kind of a Mob movie, too. You know the genre better than I do: does it fit or not?

    It also has a terrific theme song: there was so much great soul music in the first half of the '70's that Bobby Womack is overlooked in many accounts of the era. But he was very, very good, if not quite at Al Green/Marvin Gaye/Stevie Wonder level; more like Isaac Hayes/Curtis Mayfield level, i.e., inconsistent from album to album, yet his best work ranks with almost anyone's.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Ganderson

    You got me, I forgot about that one, and no, it doesn’t have any Kwanzaa in it either. In fact I managed to forget Superfly of all things and it also has no Kwanzaa in it.

  116. They really do think most Americans are stupid enough to believe this. Sadly, they may be right.

  117. @Just another serf
    I’m a white male (don’t want to “dox” myself further). I want to share my love of the Kwanza season. My family, including elders of the Susquamie tribe, would celebrate Kwanza for seven days. My grandfather Shep Proudfoot, would wear blackface and do a dance while setting up the Kwanza pole. My great aunt from Mumbai, would cook a delightful lentil dish, while my uncle Jamal would pass about his ganja from Jamaica. My aunt Karen married a wonderful aboriginal fellow named Abbuccadante from the outback and he would play the digalido, or whatever it’s called.

    Things would go well enough for the first two or three days of Kwanza. But after that, the various family members would begin to converge on the whiter folks, assaulting, beating them and sometimes setting them on fire, as is the Kwanza custom.

    By the seventh day of Kwanza, all had been forgiven. Medical attention completed and we hugged, anticipating the next exciting Kwanza in the year ahead.

    Replies: @Ganderson

    Was Grandpa Shep able to convince his buddy to bring the woodchipper?

  118. @Gary in Gramercy
    @J.Ross

    What about Across 110th Street? Or is that not a "blaxploitation" film? On the one hand, it has Yaphet Kotto, whom you know from Truck Turner (and maybe Friday Foster, as well). On the other, it has Tony Franciosa, Anthony Quinn and Burt Young -- so it's kind of a Mob movie, too. You know the genre better than I do: does it fit or not?

    It also has a terrific theme song: there was so much great soul music in the first half of the '70's that Bobby Womack is overlooked in many accounts of the era. But he was very, very good, if not quite at Al Green/Marvin Gaye/Stevie Wonder level; more like Isaac Hayes/Curtis Mayfield level, i.e., inconsistent from album to album, yet his best work ranks with almost anyone's.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Ganderson

    Cotton Comes to Harlem

  119. @JohnnyWalker123
    A young Steve Sailer meeting Santa.

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

    Sailer got that official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle.

    Then he shot his eye out.

    Replies: @Known Fact

    If you’ve always enjoyed the movie version of little Ralphie’s holiday travails I urge you all to track down the original novel — Jean Shepherd’s semi-autographical In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash.

    It’s a wickedly funny and yet nostalgic account of growing up in the Depression, much like the movie but it covers the entire year, not just Christmas. (And yes, he spends the entire year lusting after that bb gun.)

    • Thanks: JohnnyWalker123
  120. Great news, Steve! RT’s coverage of Kamala’s Kwanza memories described you as a conservative journalist and they spelled your name right.

  121. Steve quoted on RT:

    Did she also celebrate Tupac’s birthday?’ Incredulous internet sleuths take aim at Kamala Harris’ ‘childhood memories’ of Kwanzaa

    https://www.rt.com/usa/510831-kamala-harris-kwanzaa-video/

    Given Harris’ background, there was also speculation about why any member of her family would even be interested in Kwanzaa. Her father emigrated to the United States from Jamaica. Although some argued that Kwanzaa is not widely celebrated in Jamaica, the holiday can be observed by all members of the African diaspora. But many still expressed their doubts.

    “Other holidays that Kamala Harris celebrated with her Tamil Brahmin grandmother in Montreal in the 1970s: Juneteenth, Ramadan, World AIDS Day, The Feast of St. George of Floyd, Tupac Shakur’s Birthday,” joked conservative journalist Steve Sailer.

  122. My dad used to tell us about the Kwanzaa huts he worked in on various Air Force bases.

  123. @Gary in Gramercy
    Since both blacks and Indians (dot, not feather) like nothing better than to complain -- mostly, about not getting the respect they believe they are owed -- why not celebrate a ready-made holiday for those keen on airing their grievances... Festivus!

    Kameltoe is so transparently phony that Holden Caulfield would lose his lunch at the very sound of her voice. I'm beginning to see the wisdom in Steve's suggestion that Biden chose her as Veep precisely because she's so unpopular that she could never lead a palace revolt against him. Coup insurance, of a sort.

    Even someone like Liz Warren, as ridiculous as her views may be, has a dedicated band of supporters who think she should be President. Harris has opportunists who see her as a likely horse to ride into the Oval Office eventually; if she says or does anything foolish, the opportunists will flee the scene, and Harris will be alone with her silly Kwanzaa tales.

    Replies: @Neuday, @Polistra

    Kamala is simply burnishing her Black bona fides as it’s become quite clear that a Black can say or do stupid things and it will be ignored or explained away.

  124. @PiltdownMan
    @S. Anonyia

    https://i.imgur.com/A5lQjIs.jpg

    Replies: @Jus' Sayin'...

    Beautiful! This photo ought to be on the front page of every paper in the country that reported Harris’s BS about phony Kwanza.

    Thank you!

  125. @dearieme
    She's a lying, dog-faced pony soldier. Or shouldn't that be bitch-faced?

    Replies: @Rahan, @Jus' Sayin'...

    She’s a lying, dog-faced pony soldier.

    More like a lying, horse-faced dog.

  126. @Anon
    Room 641 at the AT&T building in Nashville housed a NSA installation that was to keep tabs on those Georgia Dominion voting machines.

    Now the NSA will be blind to whats happening January 4th in Georgia, where the Dems could cheat and take the Senate. We wont have "pics" electronically to verify what happened supposedly.

    Im worried about this, and think that 63-year old with the RV in Antioch with a $90k duplex (bad area there, trust me) is no more than a patsy at best.

    I hope the NSA has a back-up in play we dont know about.

    Replies: @notsaying, @Buck Ransom, @botazefa, @Muggles

    Isn’t this more confirmation that the voting machines are connected to the internet, which is illegal, and subject to tampering by 13-year-old hackers, both foreign and domestic, as well as other Democrat and Deep State, Soros-funded scam-artists?

  127. @Steven Carr
    I find it hard to believe that Kamala Harris is an African-American when neither Jamaica nor India are in Africa.

    Replies: @Patriot

    Exactly.

    The only way that KH can be African-American is for race to be a biological reality determined by genes. But that would be racists, because as we all know, race does not exist, and all “differences” are environmental/cultural, NOT genetic.

    Hence, KH can be Indian-America or Jamaican-American, but cannot be African-American, becase she or her parents were not born and raised in Africa, and did not experience an authenic Africian culture. Hers is clearly a case of Cultural Appropriation of the worst kind.

    Anyone who claims KH is African-American is a racist Nazi worse than Hitler and on the wrong side of history, who supports the now discredted and hateful idea that so-called “race” is a biological reality.

  128. @Gary in Gramercy
    @Pericles

    Without looking into the matter, I'm going out on a limb, and guessing the name is a joke about being the offspring of an Amy Chua-Jed Rubenfeld sort of couple.

    "An hour later, you want to blame your mother for everything all over again."

    Replies: @Jack D

    Feigl is also Yiddish for birdie and is often used as an euphemism for “gay”.

    • Replies: @Johann Ricke
    @Jack D


    Feigl is also Yiddish for birdie and is often used as an euphemism for “gay”.
     
    Amusingly, John Singer, a gay activist, changed his name to Faygele ben Miriam. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faygele_Ben-Miriam

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  129. @Anon
    Room 641 at the AT&T building in Nashville housed a NSA installation that was to keep tabs on those Georgia Dominion voting machines.

    Now the NSA will be blind to whats happening January 4th in Georgia, where the Dems could cheat and take the Senate. We wont have "pics" electronically to verify what happened supposedly.

    Im worried about this, and think that 63-year old with the RV in Antioch with a $90k duplex (bad area there, trust me) is no more than a patsy at best.

    I hope the NSA has a back-up in play we dont know about.

    Replies: @notsaying, @Buck Ransom, @botazefa, @Muggles

    Room 641 at the AT&T building in Nashville housed a NSA installation that was to keep tabs on those Georgia Dominion voting machines.

    In the future could you please post a reference for this type of claim? I just googled “Nashville AT&T Dominion” and it came back with one ChicagoNow OpEd and a Tweet. Do you have anything more substantive?

    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
    @botazefa

    "Do you have anything more substantive?"

    No.

    , @Bill
    @botazefa

    QAnon told him. NSA recorded their convo, but, well, you can guess the rest.

  130. @MEH 0910
    @Peter T

    https://twitter.com/iaimpactfund/status/1305503678879670273


    Senator Kamala Harris often tells the story of her parents’ romance. They were idealistic foreign graduate students who were swept up in the U.S. civil rights movement — a variation of the classic American immigration story of huddled masses welcomed on its shores.

    That description, however, barely scratches the surface of Berkeley in the early 1960s. The community where they met was a crucible of radical politics, as the trade-union left overlapped with early Black nationalist thinkers.

    It brought a wave of Black undergraduates, many the descendants of sharecroppers or enslaved people who had migrated from Texas and Louisiana, into conversation with students from countries that had fought off colonial powers.

    Members of the study group that drew them together in 1962, known as the Afro American Association, would help build the discipline of Black studies, introduce the holiday of Kwanzaa and establish the Black Panther Party.

    Long after the particular intensity of the early ’60s passed, the community it created endured.
     

    Replies: @Jack D

    It’s interesting that Kamala’s mom fell in with (leftist) Negroes in liberal Berkeley. There was no real Indian community in America pre-1964 and in the Jim Crow South the few Indians there were often fell in with blacks because they didn’t really fit as “white” (regardless of their legal classification under Jim Crow) but in liberal Berkeley it would have been no problem for her to hang out with the white people. Certainly modern Indian immigrants of her social class (even the Leftist ones) are not known for their appreciation for black culture.

    When I was living in Morningside Heights in Manhattan in the late 70s I used to wander up to 125th St. (yes it was reasonably safe, at least in the daytime and there were some cool idiosyncratic businesses that had not been driven out by chains – a live poultry market, a store that sold Fuller Brush products, a place that would clean and restuff feather pillows, etc. – these things seem like a dream now) and patronized the Eshad Ali Indian Restaurant, which was a tiny ancient place operated by an even more tiny ancient withered African-American woman (blacks in America were not always fat). To this day, she made the best aloo paratha I have ever had. She told me the story of how this came to be. Eshad Ali was a Bengali Muslim sailor who jumped ship in NY in the ’40s. The only place where he could find even minimal acceptance was in Harlem among the blacks. He met Mrs. Eshad Ali but he was ashamed of having married a Negro so during his lifetime he used to tell everyone that she was his cleaning lady. Mrs. Ali told me this without any bitterness – this is just how it was. He taught her all of his recipes and eventually he departed for paradise, leaving the restaurant to his Mrs.

    • Replies: @AnotherDad
    @Jack D


    It’s interesting that Kamala’s mom fell in with (leftist) Negroes in liberal Berkeley. There was no real Indian community in America pre-1964 and in the Jim Crow South the few Indians there were often fell in with blacks because they didn’t really fit as “white” (regardless of their legal classification under Jim Crow) but in liberal Berkeley it would have been no problem for her to hang out with the white people. Certainly modern Indian immigrants of her social class (even the Leftist ones) are not known for their appreciation for black culture.
     
    Agree. Even for wild eyed liberals who'd let their daughter go to America, a mulatto like Donald Harris is not whom a proper Brahmin girl should bring home to meet the parents. Even a Muslim boy ... ehh ... well maybe not.
  131. @Kibernetika
    @Anon7

    I’d believe this kind of celebration before I’d believe Kwanza:

    Heh, I actually attended a Diwali celebration a few weeks back and it was kind of fun. We were able to grab some to-go boxes of sweets and then split after hanging around and smiling politely for a bit. And I've picked up this weird tendency to bow around foreigners because of some Japanese influences. The Indians didn't care or notice and they may have been left with the impression that some Americans bow a lot. If I'd been wearing boots I'd have clicked my heels with a crisp Prussian clap.

    Diwali is at least a legit holiday. Kwaanza is like the MD 20/20 of holidays. Just some alco-fortified BS cooked up to get the stumblers high. For woke Sterno eaters.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Dago Shoes, @anon

    Kwaanza is like the MD 20/20 of holidays.

    Perfect.

  132. @Jack D
    @MEH 0910

    It's interesting that Kamala's mom fell in with (leftist) Negroes in liberal Berkeley. There was no real Indian community in America pre-1964 and in the Jim Crow South the few Indians there were often fell in with blacks because they didn't really fit as "white" (regardless of their legal classification under Jim Crow) but in liberal Berkeley it would have been no problem for her to hang out with the white people. Certainly modern Indian immigrants of her social class (even the Leftist ones) are not known for their appreciation for black culture.

    When I was living in Morningside Heights in Manhattan in the late 70s I used to wander up to 125th St. (yes it was reasonably safe, at least in the daytime and there were some cool idiosyncratic businesses that had not been driven out by chains - a live poultry market, a store that sold Fuller Brush products, a place that would clean and restuff feather pillows, etc. - these things seem like a dream now) and patronized the Eshad Ali Indian Restaurant, which was a tiny ancient place operated by an even more tiny ancient withered African-American woman (blacks in America were not always fat). To this day, she made the best aloo paratha I have ever had. She told me the story of how this came to be. Eshad Ali was a Bengali Muslim sailor who jumped ship in NY in the '40s. The only place where he could find even minimal acceptance was in Harlem among the blacks. He met Mrs. Eshad Ali but he was ashamed of having married a Negro so during his lifetime he used to tell everyone that she was his cleaning lady. Mrs. Ali told me this without any bitterness - this is just how it was. He taught her all of his recipes and eventually he departed for paradise, leaving the restaurant to his Mrs.

    Replies: @AnotherDad

    It’s interesting that Kamala’s mom fell in with (leftist) Negroes in liberal Berkeley. There was no real Indian community in America pre-1964 and in the Jim Crow South the few Indians there were often fell in with blacks because they didn’t really fit as “white” (regardless of their legal classification under Jim Crow) but in liberal Berkeley it would have been no problem for her to hang out with the white people. Certainly modern Indian immigrants of her social class (even the Leftist ones) are not known for their appreciation for black culture.

    Agree. Even for wild eyed liberals who’d let their daughter go to America, a mulatto like Donald Harris is not whom a proper Brahmin girl should bring home to meet the parents. Even a Muslim boy … ehh … well maybe not.

  133. @Anon
    Room 641 at the AT&T building in Nashville housed a NSA installation that was to keep tabs on those Georgia Dominion voting machines.

    Now the NSA will be blind to whats happening January 4th in Georgia, where the Dems could cheat and take the Senate. We wont have "pics" electronically to verify what happened supposedly.

    Im worried about this, and think that 63-year old with the RV in Antioch with a $90k duplex (bad area there, trust me) is no more than a patsy at best.

    I hope the NSA has a back-up in play we dont know about.

    Replies: @notsaying, @Buck Ransom, @botazefa, @Muggles

    Room 641 at the AT&T building in Nashville housed a NSA installation that was to keep tabs on those Georgia Dominion voting machines.

    This seems very speculative. What makes you think even if true, that the NSA wanted to prevent Dominion’s machines from increasing the Biden vote?

    From what indirect “leaks” we got from supposed NSA goons during Russiagate, it would seem more likely that the NSA leadership wanted Trump to lose.

    Of course it is possible that the bomber believed AT&T was up to no good in some fashion. More like just a disgruntled former employee or even a customer. Again, seems crazy but they are out there…

  134. @vinteuil
    My elderly (but still very spry) mother went to the post office, here in rural Missouri, the other day, and asked to buy ten stamps.

    They gave her Kwanzaa stamps. She asked if she could have some Christmas stamps instead.

    No. They only had Kwanzaa stamps.

    Replies: @Squid, @Reg Cæsar, @SunBakedSuburb, @MEH 0910

    “They only had Kwanzaa stamps.”

    In the current climate of whitey marginalization I was able to find a side gig as an assistant to the Shriners TV kid who looks like shrunken Buddy Hackett and sounds like Mercedes McCambridge. The kid, despite his appearance, is no dummy. He was smart enough to capitalize on the recent videotape revolution and is now the pornography king of Steve’s Valley. He was looking for cheap carpet music for his pornography movies and thought John Carpenter, B-movie director and keyboardist, would come in with a low bid since he lost his house in the Tangerine Dream lawsuit. I suggested an even more cost-effective option: public domain muzak. Not the soothing strings devised to calm the WW2 PTSD combat vets; but the zippy, peppy tunes played for the shoppers in the malls. Needless to say my idea was gold. The VHS cassette tapes retail for $59.99 and at 5% my take comes close to sixteen dollars. They sell like hotcakes. My advice to my fellow white men: Find yourself a Shriners kid.

  135. @botazefa
    @Anon


    Room 641 at the AT&T building in Nashville housed a NSA installation that was to keep tabs on those Georgia Dominion voting machines.
     
    In the future could you please post a reference for this type of claim? I just googled "Nashville AT&T Dominion" and it came back with one ChicagoNow OpEd and a Tweet. Do you have anything more substantive?

    Replies: @SunBakedSuburb, @Bill

    “Do you have anything more substantive?”

    No.

  136. @Colin Wright
    'Our Kwanzaa celebrations are one of my favorite childhood memories. The whole family would gather around across multiple generations and we’d tell stories and light the candles...'

    Kamala manages to top herself.

    She really is amazing. How can anybody lie so calmly, transparently, and confidently?

    Replies: @SunBakedSuburb

    “She really is amazing.”

    I love her laugh.

  137. I’m sure it’s only a matter of time before The Empress Theodora Kamala Harris tells us about how as a child she saw black churches in Berkeley burned down, and about the nooses and burning crosses that all those Quebecois Klansmen left in her family’s yard in Montreal.

  138. @Anon7
    @J.Ross

    I don't think Kwanzaa was mentioned in Lucifer's Hammer, which I read in hardcover when it first came out in the late 70's, terrific Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle novel. Nominated for a Hugo, deservedly. Thought-provoking, forcing you to think about the endless benefits of our technological and interconnected world economy.

    I had a black friend who read science fiction (he worked at Borders stocking their science fiction section), and he was kind of pissed with the portrayal of black people in the novel. Understandable since most of the urban blacks were criminals and community organizers (!) before the Hammer fell, and wound up being cannibals afterwards, mostly for social cohesion.

    Replies: @J.Ross

    The black mayor, astronaut, and the “black redneck” farmer couple are depicted honorably, and there are plenty of total scum whites (many of whom meet their various just ends), but yeah the lefty analysis of this excellent novel (which I believe sees its fullest form in the anti-safety screed The Culture of Fear) cannot get past that, y’know, mustard gas. In fact one of the strengths is that, as the protagonists do awful things, they are painfully aware of how awful they are, and they’re driven by necessity. As Senator Jellison explains, you can be as civilized as you can afford to be, and you cannot be more.

  139. @Jack D
    @Gary in Gramercy

    Feigl is also Yiddish for birdie and is often used as an euphemism for "gay".

    Replies: @Johann Ricke

    Feigl is also Yiddish for birdie and is often used as an euphemism for “gay”.

    Amusingly, John Singer, a gay activist, changed his name to Faygele ben Miriam. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faygele_Ben-Miriam

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Johann Ricke


    Amusingly, John Singer, a gay activist, changed his name to Faygele ben Miriam.
     
    From your link:

    Faygele Ben-Miriam (born John F. Singer: October 21, 1944, in New York City – June 5, 2000) was a U.S. activist, particularly for LGBT rights, and a gay marriage pioneer, filing one of the first gay marriage lawsuits in American history after being denied a marriage license at the King County Administration Building in Seattle, Washington in 1971.
     
    The county was named after Vice President William Rufus Devane King who was "Miss Nancy" to James Buchanan's "Aunt Fancy". (King was Pierce's VP, not Buchanan's. That would have been too much.)

    On February 24, 1986, the King County Council approved a motion to rename the county to honor civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., preserving the name "King County" while changing its namesake. The motion stated, among other reasons for the change, that "William Rufus DeVane King was a slaveowner" who "earned income and maintained his lifestyle by oppressing and exploiting other human beings..."

     

    Wasn't King the bottom in these relationships, though?

    Because only the state can charter counties, the change was not made official until April 19, 2005, when Governor Christine Gregoire signed into law Senate Bill 5332, which provided that "King county is renamed in honor of the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr." effective July 24, 2005.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_County,_Washington

    https://portlandflag.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/ty_councilman_larry_gossett__and_king_county_chair__dow_constantine_unveil_the_new_county_flag__january_2009__seattle_times__11.jpg

     

    Singer died in 2000, so he got his "marriage" in while still under the Fruit King.

    Systemic racism was apparent in the debate, however:

    A snarky Seattle Times piece said, “I’m sure we all feel much better now that the King County Council has changed the name of King County to King County,” and finished by asking, “when are we going to rename our state after Booker T. Washington, and dump that other slave-owning, historical-blemish, George Washington”.

    https://portlandflag.org/2017/05/24/face-flags-of-washington-part-2/?sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwj-ot6d5vHtAhWBX80KHWkxCQsQ9QF6BAgIEAI
     
  140. “Unlike Kamala Harris, I didn’t celebrate Kwanzaa as a young Baby Boomer. Instead, I celebrated the Feast of the Spoiled Only Child Who Gets More Toys than His Friends from Big Families.”

    Big fucking deal. I was an only child and my dad owned a toy store.

    • Replies: @Muggles
    @Jim Bob Lassiter


    Big fucking deal. I was an only child and my dad owned a toy store.
     
    Well, that explains a lot...
    , @Jack D
    @Jim Bob Lassiter

    Big fucking deal. MY parents were childless and my father owned Mattel.

    Replies: @Jim Bob Lassiter, @Polistra

  141. @Jim Bob Lassiter
    "Unlike Kamala Harris, I didn’t celebrate Kwanzaa as a young Baby Boomer. Instead, I celebrated the Feast of the Spoiled Only Child Who Gets More Toys than His Friends from Big Families."

    Big fucking deal. I was an only child and my dad owned a toy store.

    Replies: @Muggles, @Jack D

    Big fucking deal. I was an only child and my dad owned a toy store.

    Well, that explains a lot…

  142. @vinteuil
    My elderly (but still very spry) mother went to the post office, here in rural Missouri, the other day, and asked to buy ten stamps.

    They gave her Kwanzaa stamps. She asked if she could have some Christmas stamps instead.

    No. They only had Kwanzaa stamps.

    Replies: @Squid, @Reg Cæsar, @SunBakedSuburb, @MEH 0910

    https://store.usps.com/store/product/buy-stamps/kwanzaa-S_574904


    [MORE]

    With this new stamp design, the U.S. Postal Service continues its tradition of celebrating Kwanzaa. The annual Pan-African holiday, which takes place over seven days from December 26 to January 1, brings family, community, and culture together for many African Americans.

    The eighth Kwanzaa stamp design depicts the profile of a woman’s face with her eyes closed. Her contemplative demeanor signifies the ways in which observers of Kwanzaa reflect on the seven founding principles, the Nguzo Saba, and their role in everyday life. A kinara (candleholder) with the seven lit candles (mishumaa saba) sits in front of her. Cool tones evoke a sense of inner peace and vibrant design elements give the artwork a celebratory feel.

    Created in 1966 during the height of the Black Freedom Movement, Kwanzaa was conceived as a unifying holiday in the face of struggles to end racial oppression in the United States. It draws on a variety of African traditions, deriving its name from the Swahili phrase “matunda ya kwanza,” meaning “first fruits.” With origins in ancient and modern first-harvest festivities occurring across the African continent, Kwanzaa incorporates and reimagines many of these communal traditions as a contemporary celebration and reaffirmation of African-American culture.

    Today, millions of African Americans gather with friends and family throughout the week of Kwanzaa to honor the Nguzo Saba—Unity (Umoja), Self-Determination (Kujichagulia), Collective Work and Responsibility (Ujima), Cooperative Economics (Ujamaa), Purpose (Nia), Creativity (Kuumba), and Faith (Imani).

    Kwanzaa is a festive time for rejoicing in the prospect of health, prosperity, and good luck in the coming year. It is also a time for contemplation and recollection of past hardships, faced by both individuals and communities, and the ways in which history can inform and impact future happiness.

    • Replies: @Polistra
    @MEH 0910

    Whatever. I just like the way the USPS crossed out FOREVER.

    And yes, thanks iSteve Spergs, I do know why it's done.

    But shouldn't the USPS get...wait for it...CANCELLED?

    Replies: @MEH 0910

  143. @Ganderson
    @Barnard

    I think you’re wrong about that. I had a conversation with one of my hockey pals about our screamingly, transparently, gay ex President ‘Bam, who, judging by his golf swing and the way he throws, is no athlete. This guy was convinced that Barry was a great basketball player - I could not move him off that point. He probably read about his prowess on the hardwood in the Nation. I think most white wokesters would believe Kam’s Kwanzaa tales.

    Remember, too, most progressives don’t know any actual black err... Black people, not that either Kam or Barry are really black...

    I’d love to see “the Annointed One” on skates. I’m sure, after all the time he spent in Chicago that he’s a Hawks fan!

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    Mr. Ganderson, did you explain to your hockey friend that, yes, ex-Constitutional Scholar Øb☭ma is only 1/2 black? He can only jump half as high, and make free throws from half as far, and do half-assed dunks with his wrists flopping around like the fag he is.

    I’d also like to see him on skates doing one of those Ice Capades moves with the ex-1st-Wookie.

    • LOL: JMcG
    • Replies: @Gary in Gramercy
    @Achmed E. Newman

    "[T]he ex-1st-Wookie"?

    If by that epithet, you're referring to the erstwhile First Beard, I didn't think you had it in you. Bravo.

  144. @botazefa
    @Anon


    Room 641 at the AT&T building in Nashville housed a NSA installation that was to keep tabs on those Georgia Dominion voting machines.
     
    In the future could you please post a reference for this type of claim? I just googled "Nashville AT&T Dominion" and it came back with one ChicagoNow OpEd and a Tweet. Do you have anything more substantive?

    Replies: @SunBakedSuburb, @Bill

    QAnon told him. NSA recorded their convo, but, well, you can guess the rest.

  145. @Achmed E. Newman
    @Reg Cæsar

    Tipo.

    Replies: @iDeplorable

    No fair for you two geriatrics to crank your comment count by replying to each other. Keep your Word Diarrhea off-topic and only cluttering up the rest of the thread.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @iDeplorable

    Duly noted. It won't happen again, Sir!

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  146. @Achmed E. Newman
    @Ganderson

    Mr. Ganderson, did you explain to your hockey friend that, yes, ex-Constitutional Scholar Øb☭ma is only 1/2 black? He can only jump half as high, and make free throws from half as far, and do half-assed dunks with his wrists flopping around like the fag he is.

    I'd also like to see him on skates doing one of those Ice Capades moves with the ex-1st-Wookie.

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy

    “[T]he ex-1st-Wookie”?

    If by that epithet, you’re referring to the erstwhile First Beard, I didn’t think you had it in you. Bravo.

    • LOL: Johann Ricke
  147. @wren
    It is possible. Kwanzaa was invented in 1966, she was born in 1964 and her parents split in 1970 or 71.

    But her own recollections seem to make it unlikely.

    “But the harmony between my parents didn’t last,” she writes. “In time, things got harder. They stopped being kind to each other. I knew they loved each other very much, but it seemed they had become like oil and water.” By the time Harris was 5, she says that the bond between her parents “had given way under the weight of incompatibility.” Her parents separated shortly after her father took a job at the University of Wisconsin, and they divorced a few years later.
     
    https://www.indiaabroad.com/indian-americans/kamala-harris-and-the-inheritance-from-her-mother/article_0cc4d9a2-1ea4-11e9-85f5-373affefa9b6.html

    So maybe that happy memory is from when she was three or four.

    Replies: @Inquiring Mind, @Chris Mallory, @Kronos, @for-the-record, @Colin Wright

    ‘…So maybe that happy memory is from when she was three or four.’

    Why would her (three-quarters white, perfectly literate and intelligent, apolitical) father celebrate Kwanzaa? His Indian wife would want to?

    It’s a lie. Her family never celebrated Kwanzaa. I promise. This is like several other lies she’s told.

    https://colinwrightssite.wordpress.com/2020/10/19/kamala-harris-and-joe-biden-new-frontiers-in-dishonesty/

    Here, it’s perfectly obvious that she’s telling a lie again — what’s interesting is that she understands her audience well enough to feel confident telling it.

  148. @Jim Bob Lassiter
    "Unlike Kamala Harris, I didn’t celebrate Kwanzaa as a young Baby Boomer. Instead, I celebrated the Feast of the Spoiled Only Child Who Gets More Toys than His Friends from Big Families."

    Big fucking deal. I was an only child and my dad owned a toy store.

    Replies: @Muggles, @Jack D

    Big fucking deal. MY parents were childless and my father owned Mattel.

    • LOL: JMcG
    • Replies: @Jim Bob Lassiter
    @Jack D

    My dad's toy store didn't go into bankruptcy/near bankruptcy four or five times over its life.

    , @Polistra
    @Jack D

    Four Jewish Yorkshiremen!

  149. @Harry Baldwin
    @Ripple Earthdevil

    From Wikipedia:


    The popularity of celebration of Kwanzaa has declined with the waning of the popularity of the black separatist movement. Kwanzaa observation has declined in both community and commercial contexts. According to University of Minnesota Professor Keith Mayes, the popularity within the U.S. has "leveled off" as the black power movement there has declined, and as of 2009 between 500 thousand and two million Americans celebrated Kwanzaa, or between one and five percent of African Americans. Mayes added that white institutions now celebrate it.
     

    Replies: @Lockean Proviso

    Why would blacks seek separation now that reparations are being serously considered?

  150. @Currahee
    When her Iowa caucus train crashed early in the race, the Dem inside baseball was that she is stupid.

    Replies: @Munkin-4

    ‘… The Dem inside baseball was that she is stupid.’

    And to think Joe’s team could have chosen a beautiful & intelligent Vice Presidential candidate — with a voice that’s a pleasure to listen to — Ms. Tulsi Gabbard. Someone who means what she says and is in politics to serve. Then again, with those qualities she wouldn’t have fit in with the rest of Biden’s admin.

    • Replies: @black sea
    @Munkin-4

    I doubt that Biden chose his running mate; more likely he agreed to whomever had been selected to campaign with him. TPTB are not in the market for honest brokers or independent thinkers.

    Harris, and Biden himself, were none too popular with the electorate. Doesn't matter. Shove them down the voters throats, and if that fails, just create a voting system in which new ballots may be discovered, corrected, and counted whenever.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  151. @Munkin-4
    @Currahee

    '... The Dem inside baseball was that she is stupid.'

    And to think Joe's team could have chosen a beautiful & intelligent Vice Presidential candidate -- with a voice that's a pleasure to listen to -- Ms. Tulsi Gabbard. Someone who means what she says and is in politics to serve. Then again, with those qualities she wouldn't have fit in with the rest of Biden's admin.

    Replies: @black sea

    I doubt that Biden chose his running mate; more likely he agreed to whomever had been selected to campaign with him. TPTB are not in the market for honest brokers or independent thinkers.

    Harris, and Biden himself, were none too popular with the electorate. Doesn’t matter. Shove them down the voters throats, and if that fails, just create a voting system in which new ballots may be discovered, corrected, and counted whenever.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @black sea


    he agreed to whomever had been selected to campaign with him
     
    Preserving whom(ever) is a noble effort, but in this case what comes after would trump what comes before, and the nominative whoever rules. The word serves as a hinge, and has two functions, catcher and pitcher.


    https://baseballhall.org/sites/default/files/styles/hof_large_gallery_image_share/public/islandora_images/Dean%20Dizzy%201457.68Wt%20D_Act_%20PD.jpg?itok=ODdmznnM

    Without the final clause, however, whomever would have been correct. Or just remove the had been.

    Now wait for some Pinker, McWhorter, or Derb to challenge this...

  152. @Reg Cæsar
    @vinteuil


    My elderly (but still very spry) mother went to the post office, here in rural Missouri, the other day, and asked to buy ten stamps.

    They gave her Kwanzaa stamps. She asked if she could have some Christmas stamps instead.

    No. They only had Kwanzaa stamps.
     

    They might have been sold out of Mayflower stamps as well.


    https://www.linns.com/images/default-source/news/united-states-2020-mayflower-plymouth-harbor-stamp.tmb-slide-1900.jpg

    Replies: @Lockean Proviso

    Lovely stamp- hadn’t seen it before. Available online:

    https://store.usps.com/store/product/buy-stamps/mayflower-in-plymouth-harbor-S_476704

    • Replies: @Charon
    @Lockean Proviso

    Was that this year? Silly me, I must have dozed off. Darn,I missed the pageantry, the nationwide celebrations, all the pomp, all the excitement. I'll check YouTube.

  153. 4368184

    Someone should off Creepy Joe and his clueless comedy routine, so Americans can get the ugliness they voted for shoved in their face.

    Word is that old Big Honker herself has been observed practicing jumping out from around the corner and screaming “Hunter’s crack pipe!”

  154. @Jack D
    @Jim Bob Lassiter

    Big fucking deal. MY parents were childless and my father owned Mattel.

    Replies: @Jim Bob Lassiter, @Polistra

    My dad’s toy store didn’t go into bankruptcy/near bankruptcy four or five times over its life.

  155. @Steven Carr
    The Democrats continue to position themselves as the Black party.

    I guess they don't want Hispanic or Asian votes. How many Latinos or Asians are going to vote Democrat and watch Black politicians catapult into power on their votes?

    Replies: @Odin

    I guess [Democrats] don’t want Hispanic or Asian votes.

    What are these “votes” you speak of? They’ve found a better way.

  156. 4368184

    Someone should off Creepy Joe and his clueless comedy routine, so Americans can get the ugliness they voted for shoved in their face.

    Fed-post?

  157. @black sea
    @Munkin-4

    I doubt that Biden chose his running mate; more likely he agreed to whomever had been selected to campaign with him. TPTB are not in the market for honest brokers or independent thinkers.

    Harris, and Biden himself, were none too popular with the electorate. Doesn't matter. Shove them down the voters throats, and if that fails, just create a voting system in which new ballots may be discovered, corrected, and counted whenever.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    he agreed to whomever had been selected to campaign with him

    Preserving whom(ever) is a noble effort, but in this case what comes after would trump what comes before, and the nominative whoever rules. The word serves as a hinge, and has two functions, catcher and pitcher.

    Without the final clause, however, whomever would have been correct. Or just remove the had been.

    Now wait for some Pinker, McWhorter, or Derb to challenge this…

  158. @Johann Ricke
    @Jack D


    Feigl is also Yiddish for birdie and is often used as an euphemism for “gay”.
     
    Amusingly, John Singer, a gay activist, changed his name to Faygele ben Miriam. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faygele_Ben-Miriam

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Amusingly, John Singer, a gay activist, changed his name to Faygele ben Miriam.

    From your link:

    Faygele Ben-Miriam (born John F. Singer: October 21, 1944, in New York City – June 5, 2000) was a U.S. activist, particularly for LGBT rights, and a gay marriage pioneer, filing one of the first gay marriage lawsuits in American history after being denied a marriage license at the King County Administration Building in Seattle, Washington in 1971.

    The county was named after Vice President William Rufus Devane King who was “Miss Nancy” to James Buchanan’s “Aunt Fancy”. (King was Pierce’s VP, not Buchanan’s. That would have been too much.)

    On February 24, 1986, the King County Council approved a motion to rename the county to honor civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., preserving the name “King County” while changing its namesake. The motion stated, among other reasons for the change, that “William Rufus DeVane King was a slaveowner” who “earned income and maintained his lifestyle by oppressing and exploiting other human beings…”

    Wasn’t King the bottom in these relationships, though?

    Because only the state can charter counties, the change was not made official until April 19, 2005, when Governor Christine Gregoire signed into law Senate Bill 5332, which provided that “King county is renamed in honor of the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr.” effective July 24, 2005.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_County,_Washington

    Singer died in 2000, so he got his “marriage” in while still under the Fruit King.

    Systemic racism was apparent in the debate, however:

    A snarky Seattle Times piece said, “I’m sure we all feel much better now that the King County Council has changed the name of King County to King County,” and finished by asking, “when are we going to rename our state after Booker T. Washington, and dump that other slave-owning, historical-blemish, George Washington”.

    https://portlandflag.org/2017/05/24/face-flags-of-washington-part-2/?sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwj-ot6d5vHtAhWBX80KHWkxCQsQ9QF6BAgIEAI

  159. @iDeplorable
    @Achmed E. Newman

    No fair for you two geriatrics to crank your comment count by replying to each other. Keep your Word Diarrhea off-topic and only cluttering up the rest of the thread.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    Duly noted. It won’t happen again, Sir!

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Achmed E. Newman

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3edtd9AkWg

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wCXr_6wgns&t=1m14s

  160. @MEH 0910
    @vinteuil

    https://store.usps.com/store/product/buy-stamps/kwanzaa-S_574904

    https://www.usps.com/ecp/asset/images/574904-L0.jpg


    With this new stamp design, the U.S. Postal Service continues its tradition of celebrating Kwanzaa. The annual Pan-African holiday, which takes place over seven days from December 26 to January 1, brings family, community, and culture together for many African Americans.

    The eighth Kwanzaa stamp design depicts the profile of a woman’s face with her eyes closed. Her contemplative demeanor signifies the ways in which observers of Kwanzaa reflect on the seven founding principles, the Nguzo Saba, and their role in everyday life. A kinara (candleholder) with the seven lit candles (mishumaa saba) sits in front of her. Cool tones evoke a sense of inner peace and vibrant design elements give the artwork a celebratory feel.

    Created in 1966 during the height of the Black Freedom Movement, Kwanzaa was conceived as a unifying holiday in the face of struggles to end racial oppression in the United States. It draws on a variety of African traditions, deriving its name from the Swahili phrase “matunda ya kwanza,” meaning “first fruits.” With origins in ancient and modern first-harvest festivities occurring across the African continent, Kwanzaa incorporates and reimagines many of these communal traditions as a contemporary celebration and reaffirmation of African-American culture.

    Today, millions of African Americans gather with friends and family throughout the week of Kwanzaa to honor the Nguzo Saba—Unity (Umoja), Self-Determination (Kujichagulia), Collective Work and Responsibility (Ujima), Cooperative Economics (Ujamaa), Purpose (Nia), Creativity (Kuumba), and Faith (Imani).

    Kwanzaa is a festive time for rejoicing in the prospect of health, prosperity, and good luck in the coming year. It is also a time for contemplation and recollection of past hardships, faced by both individuals and communities, and the ways in which history can inform and impact future happiness.
     

    Replies: @Polistra

    Whatever. I just like the way the USPS crossed out FOREVER.

    And yes, thanks iSteve Spergs, I do know why it’s done.

    But shouldn’t the USPS get…wait for it…CANCELLED?

    • Replies: @MEH 0910
    @Polistra

    HIP HOP FOREVER

    https://www.usps.com/ecp/asset/images/476504-T0.jpg

    https://store.usps.com/store/product/buy-stamps/hip-hop-S_476504

    https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/zvgAAOSwuEhfDZFa/s-l500.jpg


    USPS New Hip Hop Pane of 20

    This is the new USPS Hip Hop Pane of 20. In 2020, the U.S. Postal Service celebrates hip hop. Since its inception more than four decades ago, the electrifying music, dance, and art movement has profoundly influenced American and global popular culture.

    This pane of 20 stamps features Cade Martin’s photographs depicting four elements of hip hop: MCing (rapping), b-boying (break dancing), DJing, and graffiti art. The bold, digitally tinted images on the stamps are intended to appear in motion. There are five stamps of each design. The words “Forever” and “USA,” “Hip Hop,” and the name of the element featured appear across the top of each stamp. Art director Antonio Alcalá designed the stamps, which are highlighted with a vivid yellow, green, red, and black color scheme.

    A dynamic youth culture emerged in the mid-1970s at playgrounds and community centers in African American and Afro Caribbean neighborhoods in New York City. The term “hip hop” refers to four creative activities that developed together: rapping, DJing, break dancing, and graffiti art. Even before hip hop music hit the radio airwaves in 1979, teenagers developed hip hop for neighborhood fun, for storytelling and to speak out about social issues overlooked by mainstream society.

    Socially conscious community leaders and artists eventually began dedicating their energy to educating and preserving the four elements of hip hop. Understanding the roots of hip hop became a defining part of the culture itself, so much so that this knowledge is now widely known as hip hop’s fifth element.

    Over the next several decades, hip hop grew into a global musical and cultural force. Not only are hip-hop artists found in every corner of the world, but each scene also brings its own contributions to the art form and tells its own local stories.

    The Hip Hop stamps are being issued as Forever® stamps. These Forever stamps are always equal in value to the current First-Class Mail® one-ounce price.
     
  161. @theMann
    @Muggles

    I would just love to get a ticket for the Space Shuttle to the alternate universe where women make sense, reconsider a position when encountering new facts, or express doubt about anything, but.....


    In the real world, to be a woman is to be as certain of anything as they are wrong on everything. For instance, try demonstrating gravity to a woman by dropping one heavy and one light ball off a rooftop. Not only will you not convince her, she will take it as a personal attack, and treat you accordingly.

    The nineteenth Anemndment to the Constitution was not just a Nation, but a Civilization destroying, catastrophe.

    Replies: @Joseph Doaks, @Polistra

    For instance, try demonstrating gravity to a woman by dropping one heavy and one light ball off a rooftop. Not only will you not convince her, she will take it as a personal attack, and treat you accordingly.

    Can confirm, alas. It’s “Mansplaining” and hence shall be ignored. If a woman had done the demonstration, the subject would take to Reddit and tell all her pals this amazing new fact she’d learned today, which defies belief, and was discovered by another woman.

  162. @Gary in Gramercy
    Since both blacks and Indians (dot, not feather) like nothing better than to complain -- mostly, about not getting the respect they believe they are owed -- why not celebrate a ready-made holiday for those keen on airing their grievances... Festivus!

    Kameltoe is so transparently phony that Holden Caulfield would lose his lunch at the very sound of her voice. I'm beginning to see the wisdom in Steve's suggestion that Biden chose her as Veep precisely because she's so unpopular that she could never lead a palace revolt against him. Coup insurance, of a sort.

    Even someone like Liz Warren, as ridiculous as her views may be, has a dedicated band of supporters who think she should be President. Harris has opportunists who see her as a likely horse to ride into the Oval Office eventually; if she says or does anything foolish, the opportunists will flee the scene, and Harris will be alone with her silly Kwanzaa tales.

    Replies: @Neuday, @Polistra

    Kameltoe is so transparently phony that Holden Caulfield would lose his lunch at the very sound of her voice. I’m beginning to see the wisdom in Steve’s suggestion that Biden chose her as Veep precisely because she’s so unpopular that she could never lead a palace revolt against him. Coup insurance, of a sort.

    She is transparently phony but the women I know absolutely worship her.

    Wait a minute–did I just use a disjunction in that sentence?

  163. @MEH 0910
    Steve, what was it like being spoiled with a birthday so close to Christmas?

    https://www.onthisday.com/date/1958/december/20

    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/49/62/05/496205e1ecc02e32363b90cc1781920b.jpg

    https://www.illustrationhistory.org/illustrations/cover-of-the-saturday-evening-post-december-20-1958

    https://www.saturdayeveningpost.com/artists/thornton-utz/

    Replies: @Charon

    When I was very very young, they’d have those “lost child” announcements, and the parents would rush up to the kiosk and claim their kid.

    Can you imagine trying to make that work today? If it were a white kid, every sort of criminal pervert would try grabbing it, and if it were a black kid, he’d still be there come closing time.

  164. @Patrick in SC
    @Jim Don Bob


    KH is as dumb or dumber as Hillary Clinton is about lying. These stupid women lie unnecessarily about stuff that is easily checked.
     
    They lie because they don't suffer for it, and probably gain a bit by doing it.

    Who's going to call them on it? MSNBC? WaPo? NYT? CNN? NPR?

    The current "President Elect" was able to brush off as "Russian disinformation" several corroborated emails directly implicating him in high level influence peddling, some of it involving Communist China and Russia. And this was only after the media created wall of silence was briefly breached during one of the debates before the "moderator" could quickly change the subject. Otherwise, the matter has been entirely black out of everywhere outside of the right wing press. And the right wing press, while pretty popular, just doesn't have big enough of a megaphone to reach "Instagram America."

    ESPN, in their annual wrap up of the previous year in sports, actually ran a puff piece about Bubba Wallace, the mixed race NASCAR driver who fabricated a story about a rope used to pull down a garage door being a noose placed there to intimidate him. The thesis was, "Bubba don't care about what people who are trying to bring him down think" or something like that. It didn't matter to ESPN that he was blatantly lying to advance his career and burnish his image at the expense of the truth or racial harmony. Demanding proof of "racism" is pretty "racist" in its own right! Just like using the words "illegal voting."

    Replies: @Charon

    Remember that the FBI sent a large team of investigators for the garage door pull. The same FBI which doesn’t bat an eyelash when whites are tortured to death by the Numinous Ones.

  165. @Lockean Proviso
    @Reg Cæsar

    Lovely stamp- hadn't seen it before. Available online:

    https://store.usps.com/store/product/buy-stamps/mayflower-in-plymouth-harbor-S_476704

    Replies: @Charon

    Was that this year? Silly me, I must have dozed off. Darn,I missed the pageantry, the nationwide celebrations, all the pomp, all the excitement. I’ll check YouTube.

  166. @Polistra
    @MEH 0910

    Whatever. I just like the way the USPS crossed out FOREVER.

    And yes, thanks iSteve Spergs, I do know why it's done.

    But shouldn't the USPS get...wait for it...CANCELLED?

    Replies: @MEH 0910

    HIP HOP FOREVER

    https://store.usps.com/store/product/buy-stamps/hip-hop-S_476504


    [MORE]

    USPS New Hip Hop Pane of 20

    This is the new USPS Hip Hop Pane of 20. In 2020, the U.S. Postal Service celebrates hip hop. Since its inception more than four decades ago, the electrifying music, dance, and art movement has profoundly influenced American and global popular culture.

    This pane of 20 stamps features Cade Martin’s photographs depicting four elements of hip hop: MCing (rapping), b-boying (break dancing), DJing, and graffiti art. The bold, digitally tinted images on the stamps are intended to appear in motion. There are five stamps of each design. The words “Forever” and “USA,” “Hip Hop,” and the name of the element featured appear across the top of each stamp. Art director Antonio Alcalá designed the stamps, which are highlighted with a vivid yellow, green, red, and black color scheme.

    A dynamic youth culture emerged in the mid-1970s at playgrounds and community centers in African American and Afro Caribbean neighborhoods in New York City. The term “hip hop” refers to four creative activities that developed together: rapping, DJing, break dancing, and graffiti art. Even before hip hop music hit the radio airwaves in 1979, teenagers developed hip hop for neighborhood fun, for storytelling and to speak out about social issues overlooked by mainstream society.

    Socially conscious community leaders and artists eventually began dedicating their energy to educating and preserving the four elements of hip hop. Understanding the roots of hip hop became a defining part of the culture itself, so much so that this knowledge is now widely known as hip hop’s fifth element.

    Over the next several decades, hip hop grew into a global musical and cultural force. Not only are hip-hop artists found in every corner of the world, but each scene also brings its own contributions to the art form and tells its own local stories.

    The Hip Hop stamps are being issued as Forever® stamps. These Forever stamps are always equal in value to the current First-Class Mail® one-ounce price.

  167. @jamie b.
    @Ripple Earthdevil


    I doubt many people had ever heard of Kwanzaa until the 1990’s at the earliest.
     
    I learned about it in Catholic grade school, back in the 70's. I also seem to recall hearing it mentioned more than once on Sesame Street.

    Replies: @Polistra

    I learned about it in Catholic grade school, back in the 70’s.

    You did nothing of the kind lol

    • Replies: @jamie b.
    @Polistra

    Not sure why you would doubt this. Are you under the impression that Catholic grade school only teaches Catholicism, or something? I recall learning a bit about a variety of different faiths. I also learned about the theory of evolution in Catholic grade school. Watching the Viking Mars lander on T.V. also stands out in my memory.

  168. @notsaying
    Off Topic:

    Here is a new way to describe illegal immigration brought to us by the Miami Herald: "Alone and not yet even a teenager, Nelson Ramos immigrated to the United States eight years ago to go to school."

    According to the story 20 year old Ramos keeps in constant contact with his family but left without even telling his family his plans or saying good-bye. He had a US foster family who wanted to adopt him but he said no. How does he support himself while he is in community college? "Through the federal Unaccompanied Refugee Minors program, under Catholic Charities, he receives $1,256 per month. After paying for his housing, food and utility costs, little is left over for savings." Funny how the federal government is paying illegal immigrants $450 more a month than they give to people getting SSI and even more than $450 above what the government gives to families on welfare. Many people on unemployment get less, too. It doesn't look like he is paying for his education so I wonder who is?

    One final point: things have worked so well for Nelson that his "10-year-old brother has dreams of following in Nelson’s footsteps and studying in the United States."

    Go read the whole thing. It is unreal. Apparently this is how the people in Miami view things. America is a place where the whole world is welcome to come "for an education." By the way, the purpose of this article was to raise even more money for Nelson.

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/left-honduras-pursue-education-now-110000368.html

    Replies: @Polistra

    Some of them do work for a living. At least in “Flushing, China”


    Mayhem in the streets: Illegal vendors are overtaking NYC

    Live crabs. Bras with rhinestones. Old shoes. Frayed electrical cords. Knock-off Louis Vuitton clutches. Disposable face masks. Mets caps.

    Illegal street peddlers hawking such items have taken over the outer boroughs, clogging sidewalks with their second-hand wares and pulling customers from pandemic-ravaged mom-and-pop shops.

    […]

    Dananberg filed a couple of 311 complaints online, which were forwarded to the NYPD’s 109th Precinct. The responding cops told Dananberg their hands were tied because of Hizzoner’s moratorium.

    NYPD spokeswoman Det. Sophia Mason told The Post cops are still handling vendor complaints.

    But enforcement will switch from the NYPD to Consumer Affairs on Jan. 15, de Blasio spokeswoman Laura Feyer told The Post.

    “We remain committed to a diverse commercial ecosystem, where small businesses of all kinds coexist and contribute to a vibrant street life,” she said.

    https://nypost.com/2020/12/26/mayhem-in-the-streets-illegal-vendors-are-overtaking-nyc/

    • Replies: @notsaying
    @Polistra

    What a mess. We will get a new wave of people coming over the border since Biden will have a virtual open borders policy. He's already regretting the consequences that will come from all the promises he made but i don't think the rabid more immigration people -- which includes some Republicans by the way -- will let him off the hook. For one thing they have all convinced themselves that America makes money off poor immigrants when we lose money on poor native born people


    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9093705/Joe-Biden-warns-just-throw-switch-southern-border.html

  169. @Jack D
    @Jim Bob Lassiter

    Big fucking deal. MY parents were childless and my father owned Mattel.

    Replies: @Jim Bob Lassiter, @Polistra

    Four Jewish Yorkshiremen!

  170. @Polistra
    @notsaying

    Some of them do work for a living. At least in "Flushing, China"




    Mayhem in the streets: Illegal vendors are overtaking NYC


    Live crabs. Bras with rhinestones. Old shoes. Frayed electrical cords. Knock-off Louis Vuitton clutches. Disposable face masks. Mets caps.

    Illegal street peddlers hawking such items have taken over the outer boroughs, clogging sidewalks with their second-hand wares and pulling customers from pandemic-ravaged mom-and-pop shops.

    https://nypost.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2020/12/street-vendors-flushing-5.jpg

    https://nypost.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2020/12/street-vendors-flushing-9.jpg

    https://nypost.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2020/12/street-vendors-flushing-10.jpg

    [...]



    Dananberg filed a couple of 311 complaints online, which were forwarded to the NYPD’s 109th Precinct. The responding cops told Dananberg their hands were tied because of Hizzoner’s moratorium.

    NYPD spokeswoman Det. Sophia Mason told The Post cops are still handling vendor complaints.

    But enforcement will switch from the NYPD to Consumer Affairs on Jan. 15, de Blasio spokeswoman Laura Feyer told The Post.

    “We remain committed to a diverse commercial ecosystem, where small businesses of all kinds coexist and contribute to a vibrant street life,” she said.

    https://nypost.com/2020/12/26/mayhem-in-the-streets-illegal-vendors-are-overtaking-nyc/

     

    Replies: @notsaying

    What a mess. We will get a new wave of people coming over the border since Biden will have a virtual open borders policy. He’s already regretting the consequences that will come from all the promises he made but i don’t think the rabid more immigration people — which includes some Republicans by the way — will let him off the hook. For one thing they have all convinced themselves that America makes money off poor immigrants when we lose money on poor native born people

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9093705/Joe-Biden-warns-just-throw-switch-southern-border.html

  171. @Achmed E. Newman
    @iDeplorable

    Duly noted. It won't happen again, Sir!

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  172. Good Lord is this woman demented. This is as believeable as a story that she has fond memories of pheasant hunting in South Dakota, with all her homies while decked out in orange hats with earflaps and cammy hunting attire. She so loved that pump .12 gauge Mossberg shotgun handed down by her grandmother, the skeet shooting champion of Jamaica.

    ‘The elders” sat around in chairs? Man she may be a bigger bsr than Obozo, which i did not think was possible

  173. @Polistra
    @jamie b.


    I learned about it in Catholic grade school, back in the 70’s.
     
    You did nothing of the kind lol

    Replies: @jamie b.

    Not sure why you would doubt this. Are you under the impression that Catholic grade school only teaches Catholicism, or something? I recall learning a bit about a variety of different faiths. I also learned about the theory of evolution in Catholic grade school. Watching the Viking Mars lander on T.V. also stands out in my memory.

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