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The late Justice was basically an old-fashioned liberal who believed in meritocracy (she hired only one black clerk in four decades on the bench), patriotism, opera, and the eugenic advantages of abortion.

From the NYT criticism section:

The Fandom Around R.B.G. Is Out of Step With Reality

By Amanda Hess
Aug. 12, 2020, 5:00 a.m. ET

Now that the Trump era has been met by a true activist movement with the sustained protests of Black Lives Matter, the Ginsburg memes hit like relics. In 2016, Ginsburg was asked about Colin Kaepernick’s kneeling during the national anthem, and she called it “disrespectful” and “really dumb.”

 
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  1. The Revolution devours its own.

    Thank Goodness.

    • Replies: @S
    , @S
  2. bomag says:

    basically an old-fashioned liberal who…

    Plenty charitable take.

    I can’t think of anything she did to help traditional Americans; she was one who helped turbocharge the leftism of today.

    She once said that the South African constitution is a better example for aspiring countries than the US constitution — has to be one of the most astonishing under-the-bus moments.

  3. tyrone says:

    Prepare for the cage match of the century…..the face : Donald Trump ….the heal: democrats,media ,assort street thugs……oops called off “the siege ” too soon

    • Replies: @workforlivn
  4. Jake says:

    Yes, as pernicious as she was in many ways, Ginsberg is vastly preferable to the total freaks and monsters running the Summer of George.

  5. OT:

    Hey Steve, did you feel the earthquake last night?

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/earthquake-45-quake-rattles-southern-california-no-major-damage-reported/ar-BB19ceYB?ocid=uxbndlbing

    Do you worry about The Big One?

    Kneeling is “really dumb,” but get yourself inside a doorframe and kneel there anyway.

  6. theMann says:

    Ginsburg was the quintessential Jew of The last sixty years in America:

    One set of rules for me, another set of rules for you. Oh, and I make the rules, for both.

    I don’t doubt that time will expose some screamingly loud examples of this.

    • Agree: Trinity, Ray Cissman
    • Replies: @Jack D
  7. @Buzz Mohawk

    Scratch the doorframe advice. “They” say now that it isn’t good enough. Get under your desk there in your closet, or something.

    Or just move to Texas, dammit.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
  8. Epicaric says:

    There are clear parallels between RBG and Amy Wax.

    • Replies: @anon
  9. @Buzz Mohawk

    “Do you worry about The Big One?”

    Yes.

    • Replies: @Jake
    , @Altai
    , @Anonymous
    , @tyrone
  10. Good find on that “eugenic” link.

    For anyone who didn’t click through, here is RBG’s money quote:

    … at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of.

    Too bad it’s too late now to ask her which populations in particular were those that “we don’t want to have too many of”.

    Also, who’s this “we”?

    She may have been willing to bless us with a Biden-esque inadvertent truth.

    Amusingly, RBG made this statement after her interlocutor, iSteve content generatrix Emily Bazelon, conscientiously tried to cue RBG to the pre-approved avenues to avoid unwelcome truths with Occam’s Butterknife-ish diversions:

    Are you talking about the distances women have to travel because in parts of the country, abortion is essentially unavailable, because there are so few doctors and clinics that do the procedure [“abortion deserts”!]? And also, the lack of Medicaid for abortions for poor women?

    But accustomed as she was to her unelected sinecure, RBG couldn’t be bothered with the Left’s customary obscurantism.

    It’s also too bad that abortion is not really so eugenic as everyone secretly hopes it is.

    • Replies: @Jake
    , @Cloudbuster
    , @SMK
  11. @Buzz Mohawk

    “Do you worry about The Big One?”

    Yes.

    • Replies: @Bardon Kaldian
    , @hhsiii
  12. Altai says:

    • LOL: Bardon Kaldian
    • Replies: @Cloudbuster
    , @El Dato
    , @TWS
    , @CCZ
  13. Altai says:

    The female equivalent of the guys who imagine being Bitcoin millionaires aspire to be RBG. A whole career based on telling other people what to do and what is or isn’t ‘okay’. Implicitly being elevated about the stupid people they were forced to put up with in high school.

    • Thanks: George
    • LOL: TelfoedJohn
    • Replies: @S. Anonyia
  14. Jake says:
    @Steve Sailer

    I have a close friend who still lives in CA, knowing that a worse Hell than the Big Earthquake could uncoil itself any day. He has never explained why he stays, beyond talk of climate and weather.

    Why do you stay?

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Dutch Boy
  15. Jake says:
    @Almost Missouri

    “It’s also too bad that abortion is not really so eugenic as everyone secretly hopes it is.”

    Abortion has destroyed much more of the white middle class than of any other group.

    • Replies: @gcochran
  16. Gc says:

    4,5 Richters and 45 days to election. That is the only “thing” you should worry about. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuBeBjqKSGQ

  17. In RBG’s defense, Colin Kaepernick’s kneeling during the national anthem was “disrespectful” and “really dumb”. More importantly, it was an act of desperation born out of an ending career.

    • Agree: Travis, TWS
  18. The late Justice was basically an old-fashioned liberal who believed in meritocracy (she hired only one black clerk in four decades on the bench) …

    Or maybe she was just a self-serving hypocrite? Affirmative action for thee, meritocracy for me. Let’s force integration on everyone, except let’s have an exception for the Really Smart Connected folks.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  19. MarkinLA says:

    I see many (even conservative) sites talking about the “legendary” RBG. This is what is wrong in a nutshell about the SCOTUS. Nobody on that court would be legendary if they just did their job and followed the law as written.

  20. In 2016, Ginsburg was asked about Colin Kaepernick’s kneeling during the national anthem, and she called it “disrespectful” and “really dumb.”

    And for that she had to die??? RIP RBG … C U N L !

  21. On her being for “eugenics”. Who cares? She wasn’t actually going to do anything to improve the genetics of the world. This is like saying Nixon was awful smart because he knew race was real and Jews were working against him — so what? He still pushed desegregation, affirmative action and a host of other policies that hurt Whites.

    Why would anyone be mollified by knowing those who push horrible policies secretly know better?

    • Agree: Ben tillman, Gordo
    • Replies: @Muggles
  22. @Steve Sailer

    One should cultivate a positive attitude. For instance, it could be worse…

  23. Dumbo says:

    A disgusting person all the same. An arrogant powerful Jewish woman who is hopefully now in Hell.

    People say “old liberals weren’t so bad as the new ones”, but they forget, it’s the old ones who paved the way for the new ones. There’s no Robespierre without a Danton.

    • Agree: sayless
    • Replies: @sayless
  24. tyrone says:

    Based for me not for thee

  25. jill says:

    Don’t you just feel her pain?

  26. anon[497] • Disclaimer says:

    Lest we forget, Ginsberg blew off Chris Hedges cert petition on the NDAA. Scalia picked it up. Ignore all the ratfucking this time – the beauty contest will be about one thin, fealty to CIA. For all the crowd-pleasing commotion about Kavanaugh following his dick around, his insuperable advantage was his fellatio of every DCI, his utmost deference upon deference upon deffity-deff-deffference. For crookedness, stupidity, and venality this next pick is going to make Vanessa Baraitser look like Solon.

    • Replies: @Muggles
  27. Some suggest that the passing of RBG has ended Democratic Party hopes of overturning the re-election of Trump in the SC.

    Others suggest that we can all disrupt Democratic Party plans to steal the election via mail-in ballots by mounting a DDOS attack on USPS.

    The suggestion is that everyone who cares should mail 10 items a day from about Oct 15 through Nov 10 to clog things up at USPS.

    Dunno if it would work … but it sounds so retro.

  28. S says:
    @Almost Missouri

    The Revolution devours its own.

    Thank Goodness.

    Unfortunately, this happens only after they’ve taken a lot of decent people down with them first, ie the French Revolution, Red October, the first ‘woke’ ‘autonomous zone’ at Jonestown, Guyana, and what’s taking place now in the United States, etc.

    The suicidal aspect has been pointed out before. I think it stems from the fundamental flaw of their collectivist ideology, ie that organic race doesn’t exist.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  29. Bugg says:

    Ginsburg’s jurisprudence is mostly standard run of the mill liberal boilerplate. Dare anyone to find any of her opinions that jump off the page.

    Nino Scalia, and old school NY ethnic Italian to her NY Jew, thought well of her. So, rest in peace.

    She was 87 years old. If she really was so concerned about Trump or any GOP president appointing her successor, she could have retired during Obama’s 8 years in office. She did not do that, probably out of ego. Had she done so, Merritt Garland or some even younger crazy liberal would be sitting in her seat.

    My district high school in Brooklyn happens to be Madison High School. My entire family like Scalia went to Catholic schools. Among Madison’s alumni are a number of FDNY men who perished in 9/11, and 1 NYPD detective who died of 9/11 cancer. But also the alumni include RBG, Schumer and Sanders.

  30. BB753 says:

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s whole life was also disrespectful towards Americans and really dumb.

  31. Art Deco says:

    The late Justice was basically an old-fashioned liberal who believed in meritocracy (she hired only one black clerk in four decades on the bench), patriotism, opera, and the eugenic advantages of abortion.

    If she actually believed in meritocracy, neither constitutional nor statutory interpretation would have been twisted into a pretzel to accommodate racial preference schemes. Opinions about opera are not entailed in your view of social questions. The grotesques who fancied abortion for eugenic purposes (Margaret Sanger, Wm. O Douglas) were pretty unusual prior to 1965.

    • Replies: @BenKenobi
    , @Michael S
  32. @Steve, do you believe in the eugenic advantages of abortion?

    • Replies: @I Have Scinde
  33. The things Joe Biden utters now and in the past, marks him as the truly moronic swamp politician he has been for fifty years. He said of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, that, “She stood for all of us”, a comment that is so obviously false but a typical Biden utterance, none the less.

  34. BenKenobi says:
    @Art Deco

    The grotesques who fancied abortion for eugenic purposes

    Who is more grotesque — the person who thinks abortion is a savage yet necessary evil piece of policy, or the person who celebrates abortion as something joyous? Ever hear of the term “abortionversary”?

    When you think about it, RBG was just a clump of cells, and we shouldn’t mourn her passing.

    https://www.lifenews.com/2020/08/21/feminist-says-killing-her-baby-in-abortion-was-the-best-decision-i-ever-made/

  35. @Buzz Mohawk

    Do you worry about The Big One?

    The Lebowski?

  36. @Almost Missouri

    Too bad it’s too late now to ask her which populations in particular were those that “we don’t want to have too many of”.

    White Gentiles, obviously.

  37. @Altai

    Oh, God, are we going to have to endure another spate of “my child is so wise” anecdotes?

  38. Jack D says:

    Now that she is dead it will be REALLY safe to cancel her, at least after the new Justice is seated. If she was male and said and done those same things, it would have already happened but her status as iconic female protected her. In Current Year terms, not only are her views painfully racis’ but she herself was white and thus entitled to no protection, female or no. White women are still white and rank WAY lower on the Diversity Totem Pole than blacks.

    Now that we stop and think about it (once all the funerary encomiums are over) Ginsburg was a relic of a past generation and painfully out of step like your own grandparents. No matter what good liberals your grandparents are (or were) they were people from another generation who were just not woke and who were used to seeing blacks as “the help” and not as equals. No matter how many times you explained systemic racism to them, they could never understand why the cops shouldn’t shoot someone coming at them with a knife or a gun – it just seemed like common sense self-defense to them. They could never understand why saying “All Lives Matter” is racist. All this blackety-black stuff bothered them – didn’t MLK instruct us to get past the whole race thing and just look at people as people and judge them by their character and talents? They just didn’t get it, just like they could never figure out how to use their cell phones either.

    Biden has already said that he is planning to replace Ginsburg with a black woman. From now on, EVERYONE is going to be replaced with a black woman at all institutions under liberal control – all judges, all college presidents, all heads of foundations, etc. (black women like to start at the top). And you can be sure that these new black replacements are going to be hiring (mostly female) black clerks and underlings and seeing to it that blacks get on the tenure track. (Mostly female because it’s hard to find a black male without a 7 page rap sheet). This is why so many people are in a rush to become black women (see Jessica Krug). If you are a white male, then becoming a woman is no problem but becoming black is, so you ain’t never gonna make it and might as well quit now.

  39. @Jake

    I know many people prefer liberal hypocrisy to liberal earnestness, since the former implies a degree of sanity. But it’s also what allows them to accrue and maintain they power they use to everyone else’s disadvantage in the first place.

    In this case, RBG did immense damage to our country and institutions with both her female and minority centered affirmative action and her general help eviscerating the pre-1965 constitution. She would have been much less effective in that regard if she actually held herself and those around her to the standards she imposed on hundreds of millions of her countrymen.

    • Replies: @anon
  40. Jack D says:
    @theMann

    I don’t doubt that time will expose some screamingly loud examples of this.

    Undoubtedly, because up until now Ruth Ginsburg has been a private figure and not subject to public scrutiny or examination in any way. It’s not like her words and opinions were matters of public record or anything like that. Now that she is dead and we can finally read her Supreme Court opinions and law review articles, she will be exposed as the hypocritical Jew that she always was.

  41. Is Chuck Schumer going to apologize to RBG for his inconsistency and saying whatever the hell he thinks will get what he wants?

    Maybe he is just telling the GOP that he is on board with the idea of nominating a replacement before November 3.

    • Replies: @bruce county
  42. El Dato says:

    But will we see a repeat of the Kavanaugh nomination freakshow?

    Imagine some senator getting ambushed in the elevator by BLM/Antifa again but this time there will be actual beatings?

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  43. El Dato says:
    @Altai

    The Justified Ancients of Ruthkanda are a force to be reckoned with at all times.

  44. Why are there no Protestants on the Supreme Court?

    An Ebert and Siskel Supreme Court seems to leave most of the country without representation:

    • Replies: @Hibernian
  45. @Jack D

    >Now that she is dead and we can finally read her Supreme Court opinions and law review articles, she will be exposed as the hypocritical Jew that she always was.

    Yours is a disgusting remark based on nothing more than your disgusting prejudice against jews.

    By every account, she was a scrupulous jurist of moderate convictions. Her judicial opinions and law review articles are of course already in the the public domain which you’ve never so much as glanced at. Trump has ordered flags to be lowered to half mast in her honor. But she was jewish by descent which offends bigots like you.

  46. Altai says:

    This is going to be like with the BLM posts from Doritos isn’t it?

  47. @bomag

    >She once said that the South African constitution is a better example for aspiring countries than the US constitution — has to be one of the most astonishing under-the-bus moments.

    It can’t be expected that you have read the South African constitution. https://www.gov.za/documents/constitution-republic-south-africa-1996

    I haven’t read it either. I imagine it is federally oriented, that is rule from the top instead of subsidiary levels of government as is the case with the US. Many consider that a preferable arrangement. Most other successful democracies in Europe and elsewhere have just such a federal system.

  48. Altai says:
    @Jack D

    In a lot of ways she reminds me of Queen Elizabeth II. A theory of mine is that the only Western monarchies which got through the social liberalism and mass media to report on their scandals of the 20th century without completely losing their decorum were the ones headed by a Queen like Britain, Denmark and the Netherlands. Others like Norway or Belgium, had kings with lots of sordid affairs and princes who did the same and even worse, married glamour models. They don’t seem special, they just act like spoiled vapid rich kids.

    But fundamentally, Kings are also expected to be more exposed, more sharing of their personal views and perhaps make public statements of their thoughts when it isn’t to their advantage. Queens, however, can just sit there, never being anything other than an affable grandmother, never voicing any particular opinions or showing any real incite to their character. She becomes something other than a person, a mystique about the institution and about her can evolve.

    When you look around at all the trainwrecks of scandals that surrounded her, including her husband, children, grandchildren and nieces and nephews, it’s amazing that in a sense it doesn’t stick to her and through her the institution as much.

    • Agree: Cato
    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
    , @Art Deco
  49. J.Ross says:

    The orcas are doing jobs European governments won’t do, remembering the kindness of Skyking in the moment of his barrel roll.
    https://www.frontnieuws.com/straat-van-gibraltar-orkas-rammen-migrantenboten/

    • Thanks: Ben tillman
    • Replies: @Escher
    , @MarkinLA
  50. anon[429] • Disclaimer says:

    OT:

    IHME has lowered projections to 378,000 by Jan. 1.

    https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america?view=total-deaths&tab=trend

    That still leaves population fatality ratio to 1,141 per million, larger than present highest Peru (946).

    • Replies: @gda53
  51. J.Ross says:
    @Jack D

    Well, I would bet that her writings were effectively sealed from the idiots buying “Notorious RNG” swag because fashion told them to. And there was a hypocrisy to her: shs hated the Constitution and took a job as its guardian with the intention of sabotaging it.

  52. anon[345] • Disclaimer says:

    Trump wants to appoint a new judge ASAP. Let’s hope he’s smart enough not to nominate another “originalist” like Neil Gorsuch. “Originalist” is just a new name for “liberal”. If the election ends up being decided by SCOTUS, I’m not sure Trump would prevail. Gorsuch and John Roberts will not hesitate to rule against him, and most likely will. We need another Sam Alito or Clarence Thomas, and preferably one who didn’t go to Harvard or Yale Law School, and didn’t come from the NE.

    I’m surprised Trey Gowdy isn’t on Trump’s list of potential nominees. James Ho is and he could be a good candidate, pro-police, against immigration. If the liberals attack him, we can always call them out as racists.

  53. @Buzz Mohawk

    Given all that’s happened in 2020 so far, I wouldn’t dismiss the possibility of The Big One hitting before the end of the year.

    • Replies: @Kronos
  54. @Jake

    Yes, as pernicious as she was in many ways, Ginsberg is vastly preferable to the total freaks and monsters running the Summer of George.

    So she is preferable to Democrats that allow buildings to burn? That’s a pretty low bar to step over.

    Ginsberg believed that “shall not be infringed” actually meant you could infringe and “right of the people” did not actually mean people.

    Another liberal that supports 9 month abortion but doesn’t think that you should be allowed to own even a shotgun.

    There is an interview where she admits that she was under pressure from the establishment to legalize abortion. Edit: I see someone already posted it. Unz is awesome.

    I read earlier that some Con Inc group is giving her a constitutional medal. What a joke.

    She served the liberal establishment first and gave constitutional rationalization only after taking the position.

  55. @bomag

    I dunno about South Africa, but the US structure of presidentialism and separation of powers has not worked particularly well in many of the countries that have copied it (mostly in Latin America).

    • Agree: epebble
    • Replies: @Hibernian
  56. Is the name “Ruth” common for young Jewish women nowadays? Whenever I see this Justice’s name, I’m thinking she’s as old as Babe Ruth.

    • Replies: @Ripple Earthdevil
  57. TWS says:
    @Altai

    We’re dunking on her mom. But it’s ok because all the children clapped.

  58. RBG received the greatest honor an ugly little (((troll))) can hope for: being portrayed by a shiksa goddess in a feature film.

    • Replies: @Hibernian
    , @Bugg
  59. anonymous[117] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jack D

    “Biden has already said that he is planning to replace Ginsburg with a black woman.”

    Biden himself will be replaced by a Black woman, in short order, if he wins the election.
    Kind of funny, in a Black humor kind of way.

    • LOL: John Johnson
  60. Anonymous[191] • Disclaimer says:

    Come on Steve she was a trusted leftist member of the BLOC.

    The four of them — the BLOC — have hardly deliberated anything sincerely.

    The BLOC has been an ideological juggernaut.

    It is the non-BLOC members of the court who are doing all of the deliberations.

    Big whoop she had a handful of un-PC moments in long career of leftist revolutionary marxism…

    • Agree: Ben tillman
  61. Gordo says:

    I wonder if RBG will cast her vote in your November election?

    • LOL: Cortes
  62. Trinity says:

    God, I hate these “tree letter initial tags.” JFK, LBJ, FDR, RBG, etc. Didn’t like any of these people. Now I do like the boxer Triple G.

    You really know you are BIG when you are identified by one name. Elvis, Ali, and MAYBE just a few others are that special.

  63. unit472 says:

    RBG must have truly been a malevolent shrew of a woman. What kind of person would want their last words to be “My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed”? Got news for this dead Jew. Request Denied.

    She had been dying for months, if not years, yet she put out statements about how vigorous she was including her exercise regimen. Clearly it was all a pack of lies. Now we have a presidential candidate whose mind is shot and refuses to admit he too is incapable of holding any public office much less the presidency. The 80 year old Pelosi also is slipping into insanity.

    Obviously we need to end the practice of having top public officials cling to office until they can no longer even pretend to be alive.

  64. res says:

    It is interesting to revisit this 2018 538 article.
    https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/how-long-will-the-supreme-courts-conservative-bloc-survive/

    They assigned RBG about an 80% probability of making it through 2020. And included this gem.

    The analysis does not take into account, for example, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s vigorous workout regimen or Kavanaugh’s fondness for spending time outdoors.

    The analysis also did not include things like a 2009 pancreatic cancer diagnosis.

    This 2017 article provides some nice graphics showing the age composition of the Supreme Court over the years (one all the way back to 1790).
    https://web.archive.org/web/20170410000232/https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2017-supreme-court-justice-tenure/

    Notice the long potential gap for open seats after Breyer shown in both of those articles. The stakes of this pick are even higher than I realized.

    This seems like a good time to revisit the court composition data I discussed in this comment.
    https://www.unz.com/anepigone/favorability-of-supreme-court-justices-by-partisan-affiliation/#comment-3687583

    The two graphics I included there are a bit out of date now. The first is based on data from a 2013 paper by Michael A. Bailey.
    https://michaelbailey.georgetown.domains/data-page-jop-2013/
    I am unaware of this data being kept current and available.

    The second graphic is based on 2016 Martin-Quinn scores. Updated (2019) data is available at
    https://mqscores.lsa.umich.edu/measures.php
    There is much more information at that link. Based on a look at the Internet Archive it looks like the data is updated around July or August (the README.txt says the most recent data archive was created 7/12).

    This 2010 538 article gives some other ways to look at the Martin-Quinn data.
    https://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/29/supreme-court-may-be-most-conservative-in-modern-history/

    This 2019 paper looks at the Martin-Quinn scores (and makes some extensions, for example looking at all justices back to 1793) and also provides a look at 11 different policy areas.
    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0144818819302261

    Since RBG was one of the two most liberal justices on the court we can see how important this pick will be (and notice that Thomas is by far the most conservative).

    This seems like an opportune time to create a new version of the Martin-Quinn graphics and do some related analysis. Both because of RBG’s passing and the recent updating of the data.

    For anyone interested in recreating the graphic, this page might be helpful.
    https://iqss.github.io/prefresher/dataviz.html

    I’m thinking about trying to create versions of the Randy Schutt and 538 graphics for the 2019 data. Steve, if I were to do this would you be interested in using them in an article?

    P.S. This 2013 WaPo article appears to be the original source for the Randy Schutt graphics.
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2013/03/26/the-supreme-courts-rightward-shift-or-not-in-two-charts/

    • Thanks: ziggurat
    • Replies: @Peripatetic Commenter
  65. @Altai

    Your comparison of Ginsburg to Elizabeth II is emblematic of what is wrong here.

    Ruth was simply one judge in a court of nine.

    She was not even the first female to be there.

    As such, she was nothing more than just one of the leftist justices in the Supreme Court who have legislated from the bench in contradiction to the Constitutional distinction between Article III and our elected representatives in Article I and our president in Article II.

  66. S says:
    @Almost Missouri

    The Revolution devours its own.

    Thank Goodness.

    Unfortunately, this happens only after they’ve taken a lot of decent people down with them first, ie the French Revolution, Red October, the first ‘woke’ ‘autonomous zone’ at Jonestown, Guyana, and what’s taking place now in the United States, etc.

    The suicidal aspect has been pointed out before. I think it stems from the fundamental flaw of their collectivist ideology, ie that organic race doesn’t exist.

  67. CCZ says:
    @Altai

  68. Anonymous[285] • Disclaimer says:
    @Steve Sailer

    “Do you worry about The Big One?”

    Yes.

    Worried enough to purchase earthquake insurance for your house?

    • Replies: @Ben tillman
  69. The left’s adoption of the “Notorious” moniker, complete with the icon of her wearing biggie’s crown, is rich and ironic to anyone familiar with his music and lyrics. The most misogynist, bitch-slapping, pimp rhymes ever to find their way into common use came from the man whose face and name they chose to use icon-ize this feminist witch.

    May she for eternity orally service Christopher Wallace’s briefs while ” the world is filled with pimps and ho’s” plays in the background.

  70. Another Gentile hater who framed herself as some sort of humanitarian. Always punching down on the White middle class while ignoring the crimes of her Tribe.

  71. @Altai

    So true. She is the idol of 105 IQ white women with liberal arts degrees and no professional accomplishments. Presumably Ruth Bader Ginsberg (whom I respected as an old-school liberal) was mildly annoyed by these fans. The tributes I’m seeing on social media from some of my friends are pretty creepy.

  72. Art Deco says:
    @Altai

    In a lot of ways she reminds me of Queen Elizabeth II. A theory of mine is that the only Western monarchies which got through the social liberalism and mass media to report on their scandals of the 20th century without completely losing their decorum

    Who lost their decorum on the continent?

    the ones headed by a Queen like Britain, Denmark and the Netherlands. Others like Norway or Belgium, had kings with lots of sordid affairs and princes who did the same and even worse, married glamour models.

    The retired King of Belgium was discovered at the end of his reign to have an illegitimate child fathered 40+ years earlier. The retired King of Spain was hit with several scandals round the time he abdicated. The Crown Prince of Norway married a rather trashy woman.

    The surviving mini-monarchies are all run by men. Two of them haven’s suffered any recent scandals. The third is the playpen of the Grimaldis, none of whom are respectable; the worst of the trio is not the ruling prince but his younger sister. The current kings in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Norway haven’t generated any scandals.

    When you look around at all the trainwrecks of scandals that surrounded her, including her husband, children, grandchildren and nieces and nephews, it’s amazing that in a sense it doesn’t stick to her and through her the institution as much.

    There is one niece and one nephew. Her husband and her niece haven’t generated any scandals. The scandal in re her nephew and oldest grandson is that they’re married to women who no longer want them; not much you can do about that. Most of the scandal she’s faced has been generated by grisly in-laws: brother-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law no. 1, daughter-in-law no. 2. If Meghan wants to trash the British monarchy, she’s in a tough heat.

    • Replies: @Bardon Kaldian
    , @Alden
  73. Mike Tre says:

    Steve’s trolling with this.

    Ginsburg was a boiler plate diversity for thee, but not for me, squawk box. A squawk box with unchecked power to wield against the masses.

    Throw her brittle and wrinkled remains into the nearest river and be done with her for good.

  74. @res

    Wow, what a useful set of posts, especially the github one.

    I notice that https://mqscores.lsa.umich.edu/replication.php provides code to allow you to replicate their results but you have to be familiar with building stuff on Linux or Mac OS X.

    Using R and that tutorial from github looks to more accessible to more people.

    • Replies: @res
  75. J1234 says:

    The late Justice was basically an old-fashioned liberal who believed in meritocracy (she hired only one black clerk in four decades on the bench), patriotism, opera, and the eugenic advantages of abortion.

    Before we reinvent her as something other than the radical that she was, let’s not forget that she was probably the first active Supreme Court justice in US history to essentially campaign against a presidential candidate (Trump.) She did this until millions of Americans – who weren’t on the Supreme Court – reminded her that this was kind counter to the spirit of separation of powers (old people are often forgetful.)

    Also, she infamously admired the South African constitution above the US Constitution (again, while she was a Supreme Court justice.) She was a political animal, so she established a friendly relationship with Scalia and other conservatives, but I think she saw her prominent position as a way to change the world – and the US Constitution – to her political liking, a pretty scary agenda given that supreme court justice is a life long unelected post.

  76. Anonymous[285] • Disclaimer says:

    Could it be that a part of all the discord in our nation might have something to do with a long-term erosion of our nation’s mental health goals? Do we even have any now?

    It seems that the normalization of assorted perverse and/or adverse public behaviors is a fundamental driver of civil discord. Self-indulgence of narcissists or sociopaths that fuel abhorrent public behavior, sexual ambiguity celebrated rather than questioned, and the elimination of stranger approaching you to say “the guys in the white coats are going to come for you, if you don’t stop,” which used to somewhat retard public displays of douchebaggery.

    Whatever happened to the guys with the nets and the white coats from the 40’s and 50’s? They used to do a pretty good job or undermining socially aberrant public behavior. Who could argue that this woman should be allowed a driver’s license, much less being allowed to be alone in a public setting?

    Back in the day, it was a lot easier to get, say, an unemployable, predatory pedophile out of a community, and proceed with getting the help she needed:

    • Replies: @Whiskey
    , @Not Raul
    , @Kronos
  77. Anon215 says:

    I’m sure she’ll be replaced by a person without color who can pee standing up.🤪

    • Replies: @Gianni in Guernsey
  78. 1: Democrats thought they were cute with the notion Ginsberg was going to drag her old dead corpse across the election day finish line. They lost the bet. They ought to have replaced her old ass back in Obama’s day, but waited for Hillary, since she was the slam dunk. Hillary lost, Ginsberg is dead and Trump gets a third pick. High time, too. That woman has been brain dead for at least ten years, I don’t care how much they try to prop her up.

    2:The Democrats also think they’re cute saying “the people and the elected President must select a justice”. Well, the people elected Trump love him or hate him. And Trump being President had BETTER make a pick and get him in. We can’t go into this election with an 8-member court with the last candidate and head of the Democrat Party (Hillary) telling Biden not to concede under any circumstances. The Republicans absolutely must replace her, we need nine members on that court this year, period.

    3:Ya gotta love their hysteria. MSNBC and CNN were just precious last night with their panty-shitting.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  79. syonredux says:

    Meanwhile, in the UK:

    Colston ‘topplers’ get slap on wrists: Five BLM activists quizzed after slave trader’s statue was dumped in Bristol Harbour are let off with police cautions
    The bronze statue of the slave trader was toppled and dumped in Bristol’s docks during the Black Lives Matter protests in June
    The chief constable of Avon and Somerset Police says five people interviewed over the incident will be offered conditional cautions
    He proposed they ‘ pay a fine and do some acts to make good their crime’

    After Colston’s statue was torn down in Bristol, protesters across the UK challenged a number of long-standing monuments which celebrated people with links to slavery or colonialism.

    That month, governors at Oriel College in Oxford voted to remove the statue of imperialist and mining magnate Cecil Rhodes.

    A statue to Winston Churchill was defaced with the words ‘was a racist’ and ‘f*** your agenda’ written underneath the memorial to the war time PM in Westminster Square, London.

    Slave trader Robert Milligan’s was covered with a shroud and the message ‘Black Lives Matter’ was placed on it in West India Docks amid calls for it to be taken down. It was later removed by Tower Hamlets Council.

    Less than a year after it was erected, ‘Nazi’ was scrawled underneath a statue of Nancy Astor, the first woman to take a seat in Parliament, in Plymouth.

    A monument to 19th-century politician Henry Vassall-Fox, the third Baron Holland, was left splattered with red paint in Holland Park. A cardboard sign reading ‘I owned 401 slaves’ was perched in the bronze statue’s arms, with the number painted on the plinth alongside red handprints.

    A Grade II-listed monument to Admiral Lord Nelson, Britain’s foremost naval hero, which stands in the grounds of Norwich Cathedral, was sprayed with a black ‘V’ in the middle of a circle – an anarchist symbol.

    Red paint spattered another stature of Lord Nelson at Deptford Town Hall in South London.

    In Kent, a former councillor wrote ‘Dickens Racist’ outside a museum dedicated to the beloved 19th century author. Letters sent by the Oliver Twist author showed he wished to ‘exterminate’ Indian citizens after a failed uprising.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8744243/BLM-activists-toppled-statue-slave-trader-Edward-Colston-let-police-cautions.html

    • Replies: @Alden
    , @James Forrestal
  80. It won’t work, she’ll still be canonized by the Cult of Woke because jewish female journalists have worshipped her for decades without ever once reading her opinions. Especially now that her death is so political.

    On that note, has there ever been a judge who became so idolized like RBG? She had her rapper nickname and made a cameo in a LEGO movie. I can’t think of a single example of a judge getting that much adoration or sustained attention whatsoever. I’m on the younger side so I don’t remember Thurgood Marshall, did he receive the same adulation or is there something about sassy jewish ladies that makes journos and partisans go wild?

  81. Escher says:
    @Jake

    Didn’t she grease the skids of the slippery slope?

  82. @Art Deco

    Nobody comes close to Swedes.

    https://honey.nine.com.au/royals/king-carl-gustaf-sweden-sex-scandal-royals/66eced40-83b0-4bb7-9a3c-c22f048cb06e

    The true story of the sex scandal that rocked the Swedish monarchy

    https://www.eonline.com/news/884654/bored-of-the-brits-a-guide-to-the-stunning-swedish-royal-family-scandals-romance-heartbreak-ridiculously-adorable-kids

    A Complete Guide to the Swedish Royal Family: Scandals, Romance, Heartbreak, Adorable Kids

    And about chaste Islamic political dynasties, close to royal status…

    https://daily.bhaskar.com/news/TOP-benazir-bhutto-scandal-5626886-PHO.html

    ‘Secret Sex Life Of Benazir Bhutto’; Former Pak PM’s Past Had A Man Half Her Age, A Cricketer And Bizarre Wild Parties

    https://novastudiojournal.wordpress.com/2014/10/02/story-of-the-century-the-book-on-the-sex-life-of-benazir-bhutto-is-published/

    ‘Story of the Century: The Book on the Sex Life of Benazir Bhutto is Published

  83. Anonymous[191] • Disclaimer says:

    Nobody talking about

    1 what a proven sh!tty hiring manager Trump is

    2 his previous scotus picks are a wackjob libertarian and a moderate both of them tossing grenades into the base

    3 he cannot be trusted to make this next nominee decision because he shows no understanding of what went wrong previously

    4 what went wrong previously is his list makers are lying about potential judges being in harmony with Scalia i.e. that was all a marketing ploy

    F*CK YOU DONNY

    • Troll: Muggles
  84. J1234 says:
    @Jake

    Preferable? Only because she was old, decrepit and ineffective during the summer of George. She was much more of a threat to the Constitution in her earlier days.

    She tried to make the case that the Second Amendment was no longer pertinent or relevant because the militias referred to in the amendment were – in her contrived view – little more than surrogates for standing federal armies in the days of the early republic. This wasn’t just some misunderstanding or different interpretation, this was a scavenger hunt for small facts in order to create a gigantic fucking lie. It’s understandable that an ordinary citizen or even a lawyer may be unfamiliar with Federalist #46 (written by the same guy who wrote the Second Amendment), but not a sitting Supreme Court justice. Instead, she concentrated on Hamilton’s #29 (I believe) and completely ignored #46.

    Some people tried to create a myth that RBG was actually a supporter of the Second Amendment, but any opinion in support of the Second from her was more procedural in nature than philosophical.

  85. re: “she hired only one black clerk in four decades on the bench”

    The Marxist revolution is too important to leave to screw-ups. I’ll bet during the same period that more than 3% of her clerks were Jewish.

    Also, I presume that she believed, along with Stephanopoulos, that blacks are “three times more likely than white Americans to be killed by police.”

  86. Anonymous[156] • Disclaimer says:

    Maybe she was a liberal who, well, you know the thing

    Washington Post

    JUSTICE GINSBURG ROBBED WHILE WALKING IN NW

    By Joan Biskupic; Martin Weil
    November 9, 1996

    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was the victim of a purse snatching late Thursday in Northwest Washington near the Watergate apartment complex, where she lives.

    She had been walking home from the Kennedy Center with her husband, Martin D. Ginsburg, and daughter Jane, according to sources familiar with the incident.

    D.C. police said the justice’s purse was snatched at 10:45 p.m. at New Hampshire and Virginia avenues NW.

    The thief was a man of undetermined age who wore a white satin jacket, police said. He ran by and grabbed the purse from Ginsburg’s hand.

    The leather purse contained $40 in cash, police said. Police would not say what else was in the purse, but it likely contained Ginsburg’s government credit card and court identification, according to a source familiar with the incident.

    People close to Ginsburg who related the incident added that by the time the justice contacted credit card companies to report the theft, the thief or someone else already had used her cards.

    Police said no one was injured, but those close to Ginsburg said she was quite shaken up. Ginsburg would not comment last night.

    D.C. police said that no arrest had been made and that the purse had not been found.

    Ginsburg, 63, is a slight woman. She is a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., and served on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals for 13 years. In 1993, President Clinton made her his first appointment to the nation’s high court.

    “It’s a purse snatching that occurred to a famous person,” a police official said. Such events, he said, “definitely happen.”

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/local/1996/11/09/justice-ginsburg-robbed-while-walking-in-nw/2839a832-b896-4324-9103-3d12b32401ca/

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  87. Michael S says:
    @Art Deco

    Yeah, like every leftist/liberal she “believed” in her team and not much else, but like most old people (like, say, Biden) she just had trouble keeping up with the accelerating overton window and assimilating the latest ridiculous ideas.

    • Agree: Ben tillman
  88. Anonymous[508] • Disclaimer says:
    @bomag

    Plenty charitable take.

    I can’t think of anything she did to help traditional Americans; she was one who helped turbocharge the leftism of today.

    Steve also had relatively charitable words for Soros recently:

    I think for all Steve’s criticisms of Jews and charges of “anti-Semitism” levied against him by the mainstream, his background makes him uncomfortable with being too critical or vilifying. He tends to take the charitable view of Jews and regards their views and behavior as misguided, innocent foibles.

    • Replies: @AnonAnon
  89. By the way, hoisted by their own petard….

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/textbook-anti-semitism-american-jews-213409404.html

    ‘Textbook anti-Semitism’: American Jews condemn Trump for repeatedly telling them that Israel is ‘your country’
    ……………………………….

    Some Jewish Americans are fiercely condemning President Donald Trump for repeating rhetoric they consider to be “textbook anti-Semitism.”

    During an annual White House conference call to honor the upcoming High Holidays on Wednesday, Trump told American Jewish leaders, “we really appreciate you, we love your country also and thank you very much.

    The president’s apparent suggestion that Americans are Israelis is similar to previous remarks Trump has made and sparked outrage over, including when he told an audience of Jewish Americans that Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu is “your prime minister” and called Jews who are Democrats “disloyal.”
    ………………………

    “Trump seems unable to grasp the simple fact that Jewish Americans are Americans, period,” Stosh Cotler, CEO of Bend the Arc-Jewish Action, a Jewish political action committee, said in a statement. “The implication that American Jews have some kind of ‘dual loyalty’ is textbook anti-Semitism, and has been used for centuries to demonize Jewish people and justify persecution and violence, including the Holocaust.”

    “Dual loyalty,” which insinuates that Jews are more loyal to Israel than their own home country, is widely known to be a pillar of anti-semitism.
    ……………………….

    “It’s really important that we separate out American Jews and Israel — we are not one and the same. It’s anti-Semitic to suggest that we are,” said Sophie Ellman-Golan, a progressive Jewish strategist. “When politicians treat Israel, including support for Israel, as a stand-in for Jews, that’s what they’re doing.”

  90. anon[345] • Disclaimer says:
    @Epicaric

    Not even close. Amy Wax is a conservative who is against affirmative action, mass immigration, promotes Protestant ethics which she calls “middle-class values”, and favors assimilation over multiculturalism. She even calls for restricting immigration to those from Western Europe, to preserve our Western values. She’s the opposite of RBG.

    In fact, I think Amy Wax would be an amazing replacement for RBG, she is just what the country needs. Trump needs to nominate her.

  91. Well, among her saner impulses, she was a meritocrat. To the extent she believed very smart people like her had the right to substitute their views for those of dumber legislators or even very bright Constitution-writers of more than two centuries ago.

    Opera will tend to make you a meritocrat, that is, a respecter of natural gifts and extraordinary effort. She and her lawyer husband always sat in the $250 seats at the National Opera in DC while he was alive, and she continued after he died. She also sat toward the front, in recent years with a retinue of aids and security people, at the Met Live showings in Northwest DC. Even when the Kristols failed to show up, Ruth and retinue were there.

    • LOL: MarkinLA
  92. Alden says:

    OT. The Minneapolis City Council has renamed the block of Chicago Av where St George died of a fentanyl over dose to St George Place. Mayor is eager to sign his approval.

    Something very wrong with Whites.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
  93. Alden says:
    @syonredux

    What did Lord Nelson do to incur the wrath of the liberals?

  94. New York will honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg with statue in Brooklyn

    Will anti abortionists be able to tear her statue down without police interference?

    https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/newspolitics/new-york-will-honor-ruth-bader-ginsburg-with-statue-in-brooklyn/ar-BB19d0cS?li=AAggNb9

  95. Whiskey says: • Website
    @Anonymous

    That’s just most White women these days.

    Too many beta males, not enough Alpha makes them nuts. Most women are bipolar anyway.

    • LOL: Neoconned
  96. Pericles says:
    @Kronos

    There will be a Big One in November, leading to only conscientious Republicans stumbling to the polling stations, thereby handing Trump California and an enormous victory. Then, and only then, will 2020 be complete.

  97. Alden says:
    @Art Deco

    If you think ER 2 is free of scandal, check out the picture of her favorite child, Andrew and her dearest friend, Lord Porchester.

    Then there’s communist spy Anthony Blunt, illegitimate son of ER 2’s grandfather King George and Mrs Blount, life long best friend of King George’s wife Queen Mary. That was a long time ago. But after the secret service informed ER 2 her illegitimate relative was a proven Russian spy, he was given the job of Director of the Royal art collection and protected from the fates of Blake, Philby Bourgess and the rest of the Russian spies.

    Then there’s the fact that Victoria was not the child of Prince Edward Duke of Kent son of George 3. She was the child of the first sperm donor her mother grabbed to seal the deal, marry royalty and produce an heir.

    Circumstantial evidence for the above. Prince Edward was middle aged. Helived with a nice lady for more than 20 years. They did not have children. The nice lady had a child by a previous relationship. Victoria’s Mother was a 28 year old widow with 2 pregnancies resulting in 2 healthy children, no miscarriages, not all that common in those days.

    More circumstantial evidence. Victoria was grotesquely short, like 4’10 or 11. Her Prince Edward was about 5’11, mother 5’2. It’s virtually impossible for 2 normal height parents to produce such a short child unless severe malnutrition or injuries are involvEd.

    More circumstantial evidence Leukemia. Leukemia is transmitted from grandfather through daughter to grandsons. When Victoria’s grandsons developed leukemia, the family histories of her mother and Prince Edward and other royal families were searched for leukemia. No one was found.

    There was a great sigh of relief among court and political circles when Victoria’s mother became pregnant. No one really cared who the father was. That was the deal.

    But by the time she was 12 14, Court and political circles noticed the height difference and rumors began to fly. Well, others had wondered how a man who never had children managed to get his wife pregnant soon after the marriage. But it didn’t matter,England needed a sovereign.

    These sex and divorce scandals are nothing to some real scandals like Victoria and Anthony Blunt.

    • Replies: @Gordo
    , @Art Deco
  98. wren says:

  99. syonredux says:
    @Alden

    Lord Nelson committed the ultimate crime: he existed.

    • Replies: @Alden
  100. @For what it's worth

    Most who followed Mr. Sailer’s debates with Mr. Levitt would probably tend to think otherwise.

    https://isteve.blogspot.com/2005/11/freakonomics-fiasco-summarized.html?m=1

    I recall Mr. Pinker (and possibly also Mr. Sailer) also put down an argument that abortion may have significant dysgenic effects, as it increased the pregnancy rate measurably, but abortion rate rose more slowly among those least inclined toward future planning among each race/subpopulation.

    Also, “believe” is a poor word choice. It would be more proper to ask what he thinks based on analysis of the available data.

  101. MarkinLA says:
    @J.Ross

    Now that the orcas have been trained to ram the boats, they need to be trained to drag the migrants in the water 300 meters deep before letting them go.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    , @Muggles
  102. @jill

    What’s amazing is not just her behaviour, but that she thinks it a good idea to record it and put it online.

    PS

    • Replies: @MEH 0910
  103. SMK says: • Website
    @Almost Missouri

    Some 20-million black fetuses have been aborted since the passage of Roe almost 50-years ago. Imagine what the US would be like with 20-million more blacks, millions of them violent and/or recidivist criminals. What a pity and tragedy that the mothers of the Carr Brothers and the Knoxville savages didn’t abort them. And so, too, all the other blacks, hordes and legions and armies of them, who’ve assaulted (often brutally and viciously and resulting in serious and permanent injuries) , robbed, raped and gang-raped (both men in jails and prisons and women and adolescent girls), abducted, tortured, brutalized, terrorized, and murdered whites, especially over the last 50-60 years.

    And, moreover, 90-95% of these blacks, had they not been aborted, would have voted for Democrats, many times over the years and decades, or would so vote when they turn 18. And most white fetuses who were aborted, an overwhelming majority one can reasonable assume, would have also voted for Democrats.

    We’ll soon live in a nonwhite-majority country in which no Republican will ever be elected President again and in which Democrats will rule and control the Senate and House with ever-increasing and and increasingly nonwhite majorities. The US will soon be a left-wing one-party dictatorship, an increasingly radical, extreme, anti-white, pro-black, pro-brown, racial-gender-“cultural Marxist” totalitarian dystopia.

    If not for 60-million abortions, the ultimate and total victory of the left would have occurred many years ago. Such is the irony of left-feminist and democratic support for legal abortion and conservative and Republican opposition to “abortion on demand.”

    • Replies: @Alden
    , @Almost Missouri
  104. @anon

    Amy Wax, like Ann Coulter, appears to be a closet HBD/race realist. Also, like Ann Coulter, she seems both disagreeable (personality spectrum speaking) and has a long history of crime think making it impossible for her to ever build an acceptable reputation with the woke. In sum, one of the few women not in danger of selling out to the DC social scene. Jewess or not, I’d take her over a Catholic with two adopted Haitian children. A la Clarence Thomas: you want a Jewish woman; here’s a Jewish woman for you!

  105. Logged in late today, so I have not read the comments, but I did read the comments at the nyt article. So, RBG’s corpse is barely cold and it is cancel time. Over at Berkeleyside.com, a memeber of the City Council proposed renaming Vollmer Peak in a city park because it was named after Berkeley’s first Police Chief ,who studied eugenics. He also hired the first African American cop and other woke things, but,but,but , the motion’s sponsor said it was “covertly uncomfortable” for people to hike in the park. Guy has been dead 65 years. RBG is barely cold. I love this shit.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
  106. OT, and I apologize, but I have to share this. We have a Fall Festival in my town, scaled back for sure this year but still happening. I stopped by today and talked to a friend of mine who operates the crafts and activities (this year under a tent.) She has four HS girls working with her. They all are taking hybrid schooling, in class Monday and Wednesday. All four girls attend different district HSs. I was stunned to learn that on Monday and Wednesday, when they are in class, they receive a lunch and breakfast to take with them for Tuesday and Thursday when they are at home. Are you shitting me?

    • Replies: @DextersLabRat
  107. @jill

    Display of classical femininity?

  108. Anonymous[237] • Disclaimer says:
    @unit472

    Notice in the Despacito clip that Biden does the old man shuffle out to the podium.

  109. It seems that Ginsburg’s memory must have faded in her last few days, because this is what she once said about Supreme Court nominations:

  110. Mr. Anon says:

    OT: This is our future:

    Woman becomes first healthcare cyberattack death after German hospital was forced to turn her away when hackers deactivated their computers

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8748265/Worlds-healthcare-cyberattack-death-German-hospital-turn-woman-away-hack.html#comments

    Note: they turned the woman away from the hospital because their computers were down. It being a well-known fact that it is impossible for doctors and nurses to treat patients without computers. And this was in Germany.

    Yet another way that the movie Idiocracy was prophetic.

  111. @S

    Are you related to Harry Truman? Your name is the same as his middle name.

  112. Ruth Bader Ginsburg = Babe Ruth’s drug ring.

    Grin– Ruth grabbed us.

  113. Her most based moment may have been not retiring in early 2016 and risking a Republican president selecting her replacement.

  114. anon[161] • Disclaimer says:
    @Moral Stone

    I know many people prefer liberal hypocrisy to liberal earnestness, since the former implies a degree of sanity. But it’s also what allows them to accrue and maintain they power they use to everyone else’s disadvantage in the first place.

    Eh, liberal hypocrisy vs. liberal earnestness is just “po-TAY-to vs. po-TAH-toh”, it’s the same thing just slightly different accent.

    In this case, RBG did immense damage to our country and institutions with both her female and minority centered affirmative action and her general help eviscerating the pre-1965 constitution.

    Exactly. She was the combination of Jewish tribalism with female tribalism at work.

  115. Not Raul says:

    Of course, to just about everyone to the right of Bill Weld, she’s a communist.

  116. https://www.rebeccawilliams.art/portfolio-item/rbg-9/

    At Art Basel, Miami Beach last year, these silkscreens sold out before I could even get to them.

  117. gcochran says:
    @Jake

    Not the case.

    • Thanks: MEH 0910
    • Replies: @Mike Tre
  118. Not Raul says:
    @wren

    Shouldn’t the same rules apply in 2020 as were applied in 2016?

  119. @Buffalo Joe

    A huge number of children get most of their meals from school, why is that surprising? A lot of kids would starve otherwise.

  120. Not Raul says:
    @Anonymous

    There have always been histrionic people. Now they have social media.

  121. Corvinus says:

    Interesting.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/vanitaguptaCR/status/1307153104941518848

    I thought the GOP was about honoring their promises. Should not Graham be held accountable for going against his own words?

    I imagine that Mr. Sailer is beside himself whenever he NOTICES hypocrisy within his own backyard.

    • Troll: YetAnotherAnon
    • Replies: @sayless
  122. J.Ross says:
    @MarkinLA

    Right now the only thing stopping the invasion is pro-invasion governments refusing to accept their own invasion boats, but they also refuse to do anything proactive, as if sending “refugees” from a Spanish port to a French port meant something. It’s like a kind of horrible satirical comedy about colossally near-sighted careerist bureaucrats.

  123. as says:

    The hypocrisy is sickening. I wonder what percentage of her clerks were Jewish?

  124. J.Ross says:
    @Buffalo Joe

    Hans Vollmer was the actual inventor of the machine pistol popularly credited to Hugo Schmeisser. If /pol/ hadn’t been soaked with bots it could do a panic rename campaign with a “Schmeisser” logo and laugh at all the unquestioning followers.

    • Replies: @Joe Stalin
  125. Muggles says:
    @RichardTaylor

    Why would anyone be mollified by knowing those who push horrible policies secretly know better?

    You appear to believe that politicians and even ones at the top (Presidents, Governors) “push” policies they disagree with purely out of spite. Or stupidity. Or something.

    They aren’t autocrats or kings, dictators or Dear Leaders.

    If you read a bio of Stalin, surely one of the most autocratic dictators of our recent times, you realize that he was often concerned about what his fellow Comrades, Politburo, Central Committee members, etc, were thinking. He had to pull back at times, convince others of his ideas, debate, etc. He was often fearful of their reaction. At that level he could be overthrown or purged. (Not likely, but possible).

    Mao too.

    So imagine what Nixon or any US President faces. People in leadership positions, even outright owners, have to often compromise or go along with others for all kinds of good reasons. Or necessary ones.

    Seems like you may lack leadership experience. Compromise and accommodation are part of that.

    • Thanks: Coemgen
    • Replies: @Anonymous
  126. Muggles says:
    @anon

    For crookedness, stupidity, and venality this next pick is going to make Vanessa Baraitser look like Solon.

    So you’re rooting for Joe and Commala?

    Just asking.

  127. Supposedly comatose for an unstated period of time prior to her demise.

    Comatose on life support, in hopes of delaying time of death, until after President Harris’s Inauguration?

    Not that Trump would/will pick anyone that would/could make a difference. Trump’s choice would require Senate approval.

    “Checks and Balances” exist to make sure that the owners/rulers always stay in charge.

    Maybe Jared K. has a relative with a Harvard Law degree. Speaking of Harvard Law, how about Obama? From POTUS to SCOTUS.

  128. Muggles says:
    @MarkinLA

    Now that the orcas have been trained to ram the boats, they need to be trained to drag the migrants in the water 300 meters deep before letting them go.

    That’s too harsh, even for me.

    But it reminds me of all of those “dolphin rescuing humans from drowning” stories that crop up.

    But that’s probably selection bias. The swimmers who the dolphins drag farther from shore can’t tell us about it.

    • Replies: @MarkinLA
  129. @unit472

    No appointment will be official until after January 2021. The Senate will be busy with the contested election results. They will delay as long as possible.

    The Senate will pick through kindergarten records for inappropriate comments and behaviors. If Trump picks a male, females, who were once in the same aisle in a supermarket, will line up to make complaints. A choice of a blonde female will trigger charges of her being a racist right wing fascist.

    Completely dysfunctional. Completely bankrupt, morally and financially.

  130. @Anonymous Jew

    SCOTUS is for Jews and Jesuits only.

    Maybe SCOTUS should be off shored and privatized. Tel Aviv?

  131. AnonAnon says:
    @Anonymous

    Steve also had relatively charitable words for Soros recently

    Gross, but when you take the money I suppose you have to kiss the ring.

  132. Bill P says:

    Kennedy was worse than Ginsburg. I’m not a lawyer, but I understand that a judge’s job is to consistently make rulings based on the law. The differences between judges should come about due to different interpretations of the law rather than gut feelings. Ginsberg was pretty consistent in that she ruled according to plausible, if arguable, interpretations. Kennedy was a wildcard.

    Of course, I’d prefer judges who interpret the law in my favor, but better a judge with a different interpretation than one who just rules however he pleases.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  133. @Bill P

    Ginsberg was pretty consistent in that she ruled according to plausible, if arguable, interpretations. Kennedy was a wildcard.

    Or Hallmark card. Which is what much of Obergefell read like.

    These are actual Hallmark products. What’s wrong with Kansas City?

  134. @CCZ

    Unless she’s in our 52nd-to-57th state, USVI (or abroad), she’s driving on the wrong side of the vehicle. And perhaps the road.

    In which case she’s not the only one screaming.

    That, or the picture is as flipped as she is.

  135. Anonymous[215] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymouse

    How did you manage to miss Jack’s sarcasm?

  136. @unit472

    What kind of person would want their last words to be “My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed”?

    As a Democrat, for Ginsberg this was a religious statement, a dying wish that her death may not threaten the sacred progressive agenda.

    A like-minded friend attended the funeral of a departed liberal and was startled that most of the people who delivered eulogies brought up politics, saying things such as, “There’s no better way we can honor Jessica’s memory than to work even harder to defeat this horrible president.”

    Politics is everything to these people. They’re sick, really sick.

    • Agree: sayless
  137. jsm says:
    @jill

    Driving a car, acting like that.

    • Replies: @bomag
  138. Anonymous[403] • Disclaimer says:
    @RichardTaylor

    Or maybe she was just a self-serving hypocrite? Affirmative action for thee, meritocracy for me. Let’s force integration on everyone, except let’s have an exception for the Really Smart Connected folks.

    She gave off a strong ethnocentric vibe.

  139. Anonymous[403] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jack D

    Now that she is dead and we can finally read her Supreme Court opinions and law review articles, she will be exposed as the hypocritical Jew that she always was.

    Do you believe that she was hypocritical?

  140. wren says:

    Ginsburg had 57 clerks during her tenure on the US Court of Appeals.

    0 blacks.

    Out of her over 119 clerks while on the Supreme Court she hired one black clerk.

    So, out of 176 applicants she chose to hire, one was black.

    1/176.

    About one half of one percent.

    Please go to bat for her Omar! Waters! AOC! Harris! She’s your hero!

    https://www.nationalreview.com/bench-memos/re-vapors-greenhouse-ed-whelan/

    • Replies: @wren
    , @timothy hardacre
  141. Anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jake

    Beach chicks and year round golf.

    – @Isteve

  142. wren says:
    @wren

    Wait! That’s not all! In 13 years on the US Court of Appeals, she never hired a black clerk, intern or secretary!

    So maybe that 57 number included interns and secretaries…

    Interns and secretaries are a little different from clerks.

    But rbg wouldn’t hire them.

    As an iSteve commenter on the notorious Unz site, I can say with confidence that that chick must have been straight up racist.

    https://www.nationalreview.com/bench-memos/re-vapors-greenhouse-ed-whelan/

    • Replies: @Neil Templeton
  143. MEH 0910 says:

  144. anon[260] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous Jew

    I agree. I’d take Amy Wax over anyone currently on Trump’s list, even Josh Hawley.

    RBG – RIP.

  145. Anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:
    @El Dato

    No, there is social distancing rules enforced.

    Cant get in.

    The democrats strategy may have seriously backfired it appears. An additional right leaning judge may be even more important in the next decade let’s say than a second Trump term.

    Trump should find a black or Hispanic women and force the media to critique her publicly for a month. ..could cost election if its perceived as an attack on blax and mexicans

  146. @tyrone

    It’s more tag team where referee is chastising one while the other cheats behind the refs back in view of the crowd. The crowd then tears their hair out. Dems and Repub play the crowd part alternately. That is 2020.

  147. syonredux says:

    Sheer idiocy:

    As crime soars, UChicago students call to disband campus police

    Dozens of students from the University of Chicago began a multi-day protesting campaign on demanding, among other things, that the university police department be disbanded.

    https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=15698

    • Replies: @lavoisier
  148. Hibernian says:
    @Hereward the Woke

    A piece of paper by itself does not guarantee stability. A Republic, if you can keep it.

    • Agree: lavoisier
  149. Anonymous[408] • Disclaimer says:
    @Muggles

    So you’re arguing that Stalin and Mao weren’t dictators?

    Both of them shot and killed people for simply disagreeing with them on scientific issues.

    Nixon went along with “progressive“ policies in order to please the left, that is true. But he didn’t have to.

    And how did that work out for him?

    • Replies: @Muggles
  150. Anonymous[373] • Disclaimer says:

    A decade ago when China had a surplus of unwanted girls there was a fad of highly educated liberals preferring to adopt them whereas most people wanted white children who could pass as their biological children, and Christian virtue signalers wanted to adopt abandoned Africans. If you want a kid who will do well in school and not set stuff on fire, that’s what you want, as the Chinese girls would be only slightly below the Chinese average IQ(~100), while the offspring of white American teenage moms would be around 85, as would the average of abandoned Ethiopians. I thought of that when I read about Amy Comey Barret, who adopted two black kids, as did her sister, implying it’s not something that “just happened” but fulfills an ideological pattern. Yitzhak Spencer said it best:

    I plan to vote for Biden and a straight democratic ticket. It’s not based on “accelerationism” or anything like that; the liberals are clearly more competent people.

    • Replies: @Muggles
    , @Ben tillman
  151. Hibernian says:
    @Anonymouse

    I imagine it is federally oriented, that is rule from the top instead of subsidiary levels of government as is the case with the US.

    Rule from the top isn’t federal, it’s unitary.

    • Agree: Ben tillman
    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  152. @Buzz Mohawk

    Buzz, When I was a kid, in grammar school, we were taught that sheltering under our desks was adequate protection from a thermo nuclear blast. So a door frame should protect you when your house collapses around you.

    • Replies: @Neil Templeton
  153. @anon

    No nominees without their own biological children. You want someone with skin in the game, in the future of the country. Roberts, Kagan, and Sotomayor are reliably left, because it won’t affect their progeny.

    • Agree: YetAnotherAnon
  154. @Canadian Observer

    It’s an old lady’s name that hasn’t made a comeback like some other old lady’s names

    https://www.babynamewizard.com/baby-name/girl/ruth

  155. Alden says:
    @syonredux

    Like all the rest of us Whites.

  156. @Anonymouse

    Then, she should have tried for a position on the Supreme Court of one of those countries.

    • Agree: bomag
  157. @CCZ

    Should not be voting.

    Separate nations.

    Frankly i’m tired of supporting people like her, which inevitably i’m doing in some indirect fashion, such people are almost never doing anything productive that anyone would voluntarily pay for.

  158. Alden says:
    @SMK

    Agree agree agree 60 million times. One reason why I detest White conservatives is that they weep and wail over aborted blacks but do nothing for their own White children discriminated against because of affirmative action.

    Conservatives also believe that an abortion devil caused the abortion, like witchcraft. The black pregnant women didn’t request and arrange their abortions. The abortion witch just waved a magic wand and the baby was aborted. Blacks have no agency. Blacks are totally helpless. Black women are too retarded to get themselves to an abortionist. We good Christians must save these retards.

  159. Kronos says:
    @Anonymous

    Whatever happened to the guys with the nets and the white coats from the 40’s and 50’s?

    They got “Boomered.”

    The sheer size of that generation (75-90 million depending how you cut it) guaranteed that the mentally ill segment could become a powerful voting block. The white coat people thought they could be controlled and live productive lives. They were let out and stormed the bastille of mental health.

  160. Alden says:

    There’s a September 19 article by Mike Whitney on UNZ. He traces all the donors to BLM antifa and the rest such as George Soros, Ford Foundation etc. it’s a good article to send to your liberal idiot friends and relatives.

  161. @J.Ross

    If /pol/ hadn’t been soaked with bots it could do a panic rename campaign with a “Schmeisser” logo and laugh at all the unquestioning followers.

    If the Pittsburgh Steelers can use the US Steel logo…

  162. @MEH 0910

    On the general theme of statues, I am usually against them. I don’t think they are very aesthetic and don’t serve they civic purposes very effectively. However, I do think it would be cool if somebody did hyper-realistic statues, like a wax museum brought into the public space. With new 3D printing technology, it should be possible for someone to become the Chuck Close of installation art.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
  163. I’m quite distraught over RBG’s death. I think it’s an electoral disaster for Trump because Trump need to split the electorate along new lines, as he did in 2016. But a fight over SCOTUS is going to promote the old partisan divisions as well as giving the left a renewed sense of righteousness that was probably being eroded by the riots, which will also be forgotten in the all SCOTUS news coverage.

  164. Dan Hayes says:
    @Anonymous Jew

    I’ve peripherally met Amy Wax a few times. I completely concur with your judgment. She’s quite a gal!

    • Replies: @Nicholas Stix
  165. @AnonAnon

    What’s that? Soros is funding this blog now?

    I demand a new recliner then.

  166. @DextersLabRat

    Right, because we don’t have food assistance programs or anything like that.

    I won’t even ask what happened to taking care of your own kids

  167. @Jack D

    Have I ever got a Supreme Court nominee for Biden!

    Anita Hill. Woman, black. Well, there was that little dust up years ago; but hey, let bygones be bygones, amiright?

    • Replies: @JerseyJeffersonian
  168. @Anonymouse

    So now we have self-styled JIDF agents attacking real JIDF agents for being anti-semitic. This forum has officially jumped the Jewish shark. And I thought you guys said you were so smart.

  169. @Anonymous Jew

    Although I think I’ve been accused of such on this thread, I’m not a Jew Hater. I’m in favor of Liberty, meaning, to be left alone. To the extent Jews oppose that concept, I oppose their position. To the extent they agree, I welcome them. Hoist a glass to Liberty! And another, to Ruth Bader Ginsburg, may God rest her soul.

  170. Muggles says:
    @Anonymous

    So you’re arguing that Stalin and Mao weren’t dictators?

    So assuming that “Anonymous (408) isn’t merely an annoying troll, why would you reply with that?

    My post clearly stated that “surely Stalin was one of the most autocratic dictators of our recent times…” I referenced Mao as similar, with a similar concern for maintaining the support of his fellow top Communists. If you were to bother reading bios of these two, or others, you might learn something.

    That is, that “dictators” are rarely as dictatorial as we think. Not that they don’t kill people, etc. but that even they require the political support of their close associates and top leadership cadre. When you actually read about these people, you learn that they were often insecure. They didn’t start out at the top (both had internal rivals) and were paranoid about being replaced by those closest to them. Accordingly, they had to make deals, compromise or agree to things they didn’t really like.

    Your comment about Nixon is weird. I wasn’t writing about him and you fail to cite what “progressive” policies you seem to think were bad but didn’t help him with opponents who nonetheless tried to impeach him. When he lost internal support from Republicans he resigned.

    I didn’t say that inevitable compromise or accommodation with opposing views would guarantee any leadership permanence. You are straw-manning to an extreme here.

    Even “absolute” dictators need to listen to others. Shaka Zulu was a successful but tyrannical leader of the 19th century S. African Zulus. Despite his military successes, his paranoid moves against other Zulu leaders drove his closest associates to assassinate him.

    If you can’t make an honest, thoughtful comment here, I suggest you watch TV or bother people somewhere else. .

  171. Hibernian says:
    @Charles St. Charles

    From Wikipedia, concerning Armie Hammer:

    The son of businessman Michael Armand Hammer and the great-grandson of oil tycoon Armand Hammer, he began his acting career with guest appearances in several television series.

    • Replies: @Dan Hayes
  172. Muggles says:
    @Anonymous

    Yitzhak Spencer said it best:

    I plan to vote for Biden and a straight democratic ticket. It’s not based on “accelerationism” or anything like that; the liberals are clearly more competent people.

    LOL.

    I guess you and Mr. Spencer forgot about the infamous Democrat Iowa Caucuses earlier this year.
    I think they are about to announce the winner of that.

    Then there’s the Russiagate Hoax and the Ukrainian impeachment hoax. Who can forget Nancy Fancy and her cohorts slow marching a pile of ring binders over to the Senate Judiciary Committee room, like escorting a casket? “More competent people” eh?

    How quickly we forget…

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  173. @Buffalo Joe

    Joe, Is a tall boy of Blue Ribbon adequate protection?

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
  174. Hibernian says:
    @DextersLabRat

    And those who wouldn’t are mandated to become welfare recipients. Government food, government housing, government medicine, pretty soon we can call ourselves the Union of American Socialist Republics.

  175. @Jim Christian

    Great comment, Jim!

    You are right that the way the set-up is with the Supreme Court being a political body now, the members holding onto power until in the firm grip of death, and this being an appointed position, there is gambling involved with these Supreme court justices appointments.

    You wonder whether this lady didn’t WANT to take one for the team and retire during the Obama era, just due to being addicted to the power and prestige.

    Anyway, this thinking would make a good blog post – I will link to your comment and include it if you don’t mind, Mr. Christian.

    • Replies: @Jim Christian
  176. @Anonymous

    The thief was a man of undetermined age who wore a white satin jacket, police said.

    I take it the police didn’t know the race of the mugger because Mrs. Ginsburg didn’t know. This explains Mr. Sailer’s question here. See, Mrs. Ginsburg doesn’t see race, because she is a better person than that. So, when she hired people to be law clerks, she didn’t know most of them were white. How’s she supposed to know, if she’s not racist like some people?

  177. Mike Tre says:
    @gcochran

    Who then. Certainly not the negroes.

    • Replies: @Peter Frost
  178. @JerseyJeffersonian

    Of course, Justice Thomas might have a bone to pick with her…

    • LOL: Dan Hayes
  179. I think President Trump should nominate me for Justice. I’m a reliable conservative. So what if I’m not a lawyer and can’t understand people talking through a mask. I took the LSATs, ain’t no big thang! If I tip a couple, does that bend my brain to privilege the guilty? No, or course not. All the other folks who will likely be considered for the job are inadequate. The world is upside down. Neil Templeton for Supreme Court Justice.

  180. @CCZ

    Has this been confirmed as authentic? As in not a parody or a put-on? Seriously.

  181. @unit472

    “Obviously we need to end the practice of having top public officials cling to office until! they can no longer even pretend to be alive.”

    Sorry, but that doesn’t cut it when it comes to the Supreme Court’s hold-office-for-life megalomaniacs. Ever notice how rarely these people retire or resign? Then again, when you’re unelected and unaccountable, and exercise vast authority, you come to think you’re bigger than God. . . .

  182. hhsiii says:
    @Steve Sailer

    My wife told me the other day NYC is due for a 5 earthquake along 125th street and brownstones aren’t built for it. That’d cap off 2020.

  183. Mr. Anon says:
    @unit472

    Obviously we need to end the practice of having top public officials cling to office until they can no longer even pretend to be alive.

    Back in the 1970s and early 80s I remember when we used to point out all the ways in which our country differed from the Soviet Union and we would take pride in the contrast.

    They were a gerontocracy.

    They required internal travel documents.

    They continuously surveiled their population.

    They politicized everything, even sports and entertainment.

  184. MBlanc46 says:
    @Pop Warner

    William O. Douglas. They didn’t have rap then, but if they had, someone would have rapped about him.

    • Replies: @Ben tillman
  185. Mr. Anon says:
    @Anonymous Jew

    From what I’ve read of Amy Wax, she might well be preferable to Barrett. Although she’s already 67 – a bit old for a new justice.

    Of course, my first choice would be Ann Coulter herself, but of course that will never happen.

  186. @MEH 0910

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York said that a commission would be formed to select an artist to create a statue of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to be erected in Brooklyn, where she was born.

    Why bother? Won’t it just be torn down when someone in BLM finds out she only hired one black clerk in her entire career?

  187. Anonymous[155] • Disclaimer says:
    @Muggles

    Russiagate hoax worked. The purpose was to selectively investigate Trump surrogates to punish them for supporting him, and it worked. The fact that you think it was a victory for Trump means you’re probably a loser IRL. Being incapable of identifying effective strategies to succeed in real life generally means you’re also crap at identifying effective strategies to succeed in politics and visa versa. Donald Trump will be the first President for whom serving a grand total of four years without being impeached and removed will be treated by his supporters as if it’s some kind of accomplishment. It’s just a parade of losers applying their low, loser standards and declaring themselves as winners. It’s like how Mexican immigrant families make a big deal about middle school graduation, cause you never know about the high school…

    • Replies: @Muggles
  188. @anon

    anon[345] wrote:

    In fact, I think Amy Wax would be an amazing replacement for RBG, she is just what the country needs. Trump needs to nominate her.

    Well, it would be fun to watch the heads of Leftists exploding!

    She could never be confirmed though.

  189. @wren

    Of course she was. I admire her for her honesty.

  190. @MarkinLA

    Yeah, the posthumous adulation is wildly at odds with the way she was presented when nominated and confirmed and when she was a member of the Court, which was that she was a fungible left-wing vote.

  191. @Hibernian

    I imagine it is federally oriented, that is rule from the top instead of subsidiary levels of government as is the case with the US.

    Rule from the top isn’t federal, it’s unitary.

    No. Swiss cantons are unitary, as are Vermont town(ship)s using the meeting system. Neither are ruled from the top. Some federations, e.g. Russia and Canada, are more top-down.

    Anonymouse simply made the common American error of using federal for national.

    • Replies: @Hibernian
  192. Ian Smith says:
    @Alden

    ‘What did LordbNelson do to incur the wrath of liberals?’

    He had a torrid affair with a Scarlett O’Hara!

  193. J.Ross says:
    @Chrisnonymous

    If you heard about a country astroturfing outrage or enthusiasm about statues, which are normally ignored by healthy people, to distract people from economic and political problems conspicuously under-discussed in respectable channels, before this year you’d expect it was North Korea or Cuba.

    • Thanks: black sea
  194. @Anonymous

    Worried enough to buy a house in Annandale?

  195. Anonymous[285] • Disclaimer says:

    I’m not on Twitter, but don’t they have rules regarding tweets calling for mass riots?

    If so, why does a high-profile former CNN host still have an account?

    • Replies: @lavoisier
  196. @MBlanc46

    They even named the protagonist in a TV show after him. Well, him and Oliver Wendell Holmes.

  197. @Pop Warner

    I never noticed any sustained attention.

  198. Bugg says:
    @Charles St. Charles

    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0428065/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm

    Might as plausibly have cast the ethnic group she refused to hire to portray her as cast an Anglo like Felicity Jones .

  199. gda53 says:
    @anon

    Which means what exactly?

    We know that the majority of deaths reported are “with” covid, not “from” covid, so those numbers are meaningless.

    I used to follow IHME in the “old days”. Then I smartened up.

    You really need to find other sources of information. Try Ivor Cummins, for example
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UvFhIFzaac&feature=youtu.be

  200. Dan Hayes says:
    @Hibernian

    It has never been satisfactorily resolved whether Armand Hammer was working for the Soviet Union or whether the Soviet Union was working for Armand Hammer!

    • LOL: Hibernian
    • Replies: @James Forrestal
  201. Dan Hayes says:
    @hhsiii

    The earthquake-induced collapse of the West 125th Street Viaduct should be spectacular!

    • LOL: hhsiii
  202. Dan Hayes says:

    The earthquake-induced collapse of the West 125th Street Viaduct should be super duper spectacular!

  203. @Dan Hayes

    The one time I met Amy Wax, she was remarkably pleasant to me, which is more than I can say about a boor sitting a few feet away, who interrupted our conversation. That would be one Charles Murray.

    • Agree: Dan Hayes
    • Replies: @Dan Hayes
  204. @Anon215

    Michelle is very talented as the press constantly remind us.

    • Replies: @Peripatetic Commenter
  205. @hhsiii

    125th Street? Even earthquakes are racist.

    • LOL: hhsiii
  206. tyrone says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Earthquakes ,wildfires, blackouts, lib-tard state gov……you know there are places in America where you can shoot targets from your back porch.

  207. lavoisier says: • Website

    Patriotism and RBG??

    Patriotic to who? what?

    Does not seem to make much sense.

  208. lavoisier says: • Website
    @syonredux

    Beyond idiocy.

    Something even worse than decerebrate virtue signaling.

  209. lavoisier says: • Website
    @Anonymous

    One rule for liberals, another rule for conservatives.

  210. Gordo says:
    @Alden

    First I’ve heard that take on the traitor Blunt.

  211. @Neil Templeton

    Neil, do the still sell Pabst’s ? There are so many craft beers now that shelf space is a premium. Don’t recall seeing Blue Ribbon around here.It is getting harder to find one of my favorites, in bottle, Rolling Rock. One beverage store still sells the ‘pony bottle’ or splits in an eight pack.

    • Replies: @Neil Templeton
    , @Dan Hayes
  212. @DextersLabRat

    DLR, your’s is a joke comment,right? I won’t comment further on this, I have to drag some starved carcasses of little tykes from in front of my drive.

  213. Art Deco says:
    @Alden

    “George Perry Floyd Jr Place”. What’s wrong with the cretins on the Minneapolis City Council is that the more intelligent among them (if there can be said to be such people) cannot bring themselves to tell the yo-yos to cut the sh!t. The problem with the yo-yos is that their sense of value has nothing to due with virtue or achievement. The stupid yo-yos define value as the degree to which one is a client of the Anointed. The malevolent among them are promoters of totalitarian mindsets, wherein people are humiliated by being compelled to say ridiculous things – such as conferring a peculiar honor on a man who (1) died of a drug overdose at the end of a life which incorporated (2) a spell in prison for committing a home invasion and (3) siring at least four children by an indeterminate number of women, to none of whom was he married and (4) arriving at the age of 46 without ever having learned a trade of which anyone was aware.

    Ordinary people know you don’t have horse-drawn corteges and name public places after lowlifes, even lowlifes who have family members who were fond of them. Ordinary white people know this. Ordinary white people don’t get themselves elected to the Minneapolis city council.

  214. @Anonymous

    Spencer is playing games again.

    1. They are clearly *less* competent.
    2. Competence isn’t relevant unless policy goals are similar.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  215. Art Deco says:
    @Alden

    Then there’s the fact

    Thanks for the issue of the Wacky World of Websites. Always an education.

  216. Dan Hayes says:
    @Nicholas Stix

    Charles Murray is an overrated Neocon whereas Richard Herrnstein was The Real Thing!

    • Agree: Nicholas Stix
  217. @Buffalo Joe

    Joe,

    They still sell Pabst out west. Cans, even.

  218. Dan Hayes says:
    @Buffalo Joe

    Pabst Blue Ribbon is now quite in vogue as the hipster’s brew. Industrial strength PBR has gotten so repopular that they’ve gotten to reopen some closed breweries!

    • Replies: @hhsiii
  219. bomag says:
    @jsm

    Driving a car, acting like that

    In her world, it’s called “Tuesday”.

    Looked like she was doing it from the passenger seat, unless she was driving in Britain et al.

  220. Hibernian says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    The very small units are always, or almost always, unitary. A unitary nation is top down, unless we can find a very small one that is democratic. Very small nations are generally monarchies AFAIK.

    I’d call top down federations a hybrid, leaning heavily towards the unitary, and include the US. They are more and more federal in name only.

    Very much agree with your last sentence.

  221. Peter Frost says: • Website
    @Mike Tre

    Fertility rates have been falling for all racial/ethnic groups, particularly for Hispanic Americans.

  222. anon[916] • Disclaimer says:

    A very interesting question, Muggles, 133. I am not rooting for either of the authorized CIA puppet rulers. The next supreme court pick will be a stupid crooked hack whoever wins, because it’s easier for CIA to control stupid crooked hacks. The supreme court is the laughingstock of apex courts worldwide because CIA makes sure the judiciary isn’t independent.

    • Replies: @Muggles
  223. Anonymous[383] • Disclaimer says:
    @Ben tillman

    2. Competence isn’t relevant unless policy goals are similar.

    Many of the policy goals are similar. None of the politicians, Left-wing or Right-wing, want an economic crash. If the cuckservatives aren’t doing anything about the issues I do agree with them about, why should I give them my vote rather than just staying home and getting drunk?

    • Replies: @Ben tillman
  224. sayless says:
    @Dumbo

    I don’t hope she’s in hell.

  225. sayless says:
    @Corvinus

    That was before the Kavanaugh hearing. The Democrats were so horrible that a lot of people came to a new understanding of their state of mind. Cf. AG William Barr testifying before the House Judiciary Committee in July. They were throwing their own feces. Like chimpanzees. I had to leave the room twice.

    Brandon Straka decided to walk away after Kavanaugh.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  226. hhsiii says:
    @Dan Hayes

    That was true even in the early ‘80s. In David Lynch’s Blue Velvet Dennis Hopper says “Heineken? F*** that s***. Pabst Blue Ribbon!”

    Hipsters drank Pabst even then.

    • Thanks: Dan Hayes
    • Replies: @Ben tillman
    , @duncsbaby
  227. MEH 0910 says:
    @YetAnotherAnon

  228. @wren

    I have always believed that the clerks to Justices of SCOTUS actually write up the judgments and the respective Justice merely polish up the grammar.

    Amiright?

  229. res says:
    @Peripatetic Commenter

    Thanks. I am more interested in looking for ways to better interpret their data than replicating the underlying scores. Though I consider them making the replication materials available a definite point in their favor.

    I looked into this some more, and Randy Schutt was way ahead of me. He updated his graphic two days after the new data was available.

    BTW, on reflection Gorsuch and Kavanaugh seem like quite moderate picks for a Republican president with a Republican senate.

    What seems most interesting about the current version of that graphic is the substantial gap between the median justice (Roberts) and the next justice on the liberal side (Kagan, though she and Breyer are close).

    The 2012 538 article I linked earlier has an analysis which discusses this idea.
    https://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/29/supreme-court-may-be-most-conservative-in-modern-history/

    However, if you compare the 2010 data points for the two plots (which are in theory using the same Martin-Quinn scores) you can see a significant disconnect. In the second plot 538 has the middle three justices at about +0.1, +1.5, and +2.3. The first plot has very different numbers which correspond to the data below.

    Here are the numbers for all of the 2010 justices from the 2019 Martin-Quinn data.

    justiceName post_mn
    456 RBGinsburg -2.072
    574 SSotomayor -1.672
    162 EKagan -1.431
    555 SGBreyer -1.389
    31 AMKennedy 0.587
    322 JGRoberts 1.407
    484 SAAlito 1.996
    63 AScalia 2.145
    133 CThomas 3.335

    Those results are so different I downloaded the 2010 data file as well for comparison. Here are the 2010 court numbers from that.

    justice code post_mn
    252 Ginsburg GIN -0.085
    117 Breyer BRY 0.024
    290 Kagan KAG 0.029
    502 Sotomayor SOTO 0.063
    314 Kennedy KEN 1.490
    468 Roberts ROBT 2.354
    6 Alito ALTO 2.563
    500 Scalia SCAL 3.019
    609 Thomas THOM 3.993

    Those numbers (especially for the four liberal justices) are ludicrous (though they do match what 538 published). I wonder what changed in the Martin-Quinn methodology.

    I replicated the 538 graphic using the 2019 data. The large gap between the median and next most liberal justice for the last 25 years is noteworthy. There have been similar gaps on both sides of the median (e.g. on the conservative side after Alito was appointed), but none so persistent.

    One notable thing about the RBG situation is I think this is the first time since GHWB nominated Clarence Thomas that a Republican president has had an opportunity to replace a liberal justice (then Thurgood Marshall). If you look at the 538 plot that was what caused the huge swing in the blue line in 1990.

    Here are the 2019 court numbers for anyone interested.

    justiceName post_mn
    583 SSotomayor -3.483
    465 RBGinsburg -2.816
    564 SGBreyer -1.867
    171 EKagan -1.693
    331 JGRoberts 0.216
    70 BMKavanaugh 0.513
    405 NMGorsuch 0.836
    493 SAAlito 2.051
    142 CThomas 3.691

  230. Muggles says:
    @Anonymous

    The fact that you think it was a victory for Trump means you’re probably a loser IRL. Being incapable of identifying effective strategies to succeed in real life generally means you’re also crap at identifying effective strategies to succeed in politics and visa versa.

    I hate to get personal with Mr. Anonymous [155] here but he’s the one calling me a loser.

    I never said Trump “won” the Russiagate hoax, I was just citing it as an ironic example countering someone’s post claiming that liberals/Dems were more efficient than conservatives. I never said Trump “won” or lost. The Dems lost of course, since even Mueller couldn’t come up with any evidence of “collusion” beyond the Facebook ads and some routine discussions by aides. The Dems tried to criminalize it.

    I doubt that effort influenced a single undecided voter.

    From your deliberate misrepresentation of my words, you then conclude that I’m “crap” at identifying effective strategies to succeed “in politics and vice versa”, whatever that last phrase is supposed to mean. You know nothing about me or my life, my success or failure.

    Of course if you make up my inner thoughts and draw conclusions from those, who is to say you’re wrong? I hope you can turn your mind reading ability into something more lucrative than posting here on iSteve. How about competitive poker?

    Try some Texas Hold ‘Em in Vegas and come back and let us know how you do.

  231. Muggles says:
    @anon

    A very interesting question, Muggles, 133. I am not rooting for either of the authorized CIA puppet rulers. The next supreme court pick will be a stupid crooked hack whoever wins, because it’s easier for CIA to control stupid crooked hacks. The supreme court is the laughingstock of apex courts worldwide because CIA makes sure the judiciary isn’t independent.

    So you’re voting for the Green Party candidate? Or Libertarian?

    Or maybe you live in Canada and vote for Justin Trudeau?

    Your common but extreme cynicism (“Every choice we have is bad! They control everybody! We always lose!‘) is just an excuse for defeatism. Or masks your serious issue with chronic depression.

    I don’t know you so it’s hard to say. I read a lot of that stuff here. A good friend is like that. He wouldn’t recognize good news if it kissed him on the lips.

    Thinking that everything is “controlled” by sinister forces is a classic sign of paranoia too. So you may have more than one problem. Or, if you prefer, move someplace else and let us know how much better it is. I don’t think the CIA controls North Korea yet.

  232. anon[774] • Disclaimer says:

    Muggles, Muggles, Muggles. There is more to civil society than electoral politics. Do you remember the climactic election that ended the Soviet Union? You do not. It didn’t happen. Do you recall the electoral triumph that ended the DDR? You do not. The public stormed the Stasi. Do you recall the election that freed Romania from the Ceaușescu regime? You do not. That was a firing squad. You live in a kleptocracy propped up by a police state. You can’t vote your way out of this.

    Thank you for your expert paranoia diagnosis straight out of Hofstedter’s The Paranoid Style in American Politics, which was published to suppress awareness of CIA’s JFK coup. In fact you have lived under a totalitarian regime since 1949, when the Central Intelligence Agency Act exempted CIA covert operations from review by any court. CIA has since secured its institutional impunity with pseudo-legal red tape including the Intelligence Identities Protection Act, the “political questions,” “utmost deference,” and “deference upon deference” doctrines, the Rogers-Houston MOU et seq., the operational files exemption and numerous illegal states of emergency including invocation of COG. If you are not aware of this reality, you may not be paranoid but you are a politically helpless imbecile.

    • Replies: @Muggles
  233. @Gianni in Guernsey

    And the most beautiful woman, or at least trans-woman, alive, or so they tell us.

  234. @Anonymous

    Avoiding an economic crash isn’t a “policy goal”. It’s a preference or a wish. We hope our policies do not crash the economy. The policies are vastly different, and we know that eventually the policy of continually increasing the wealth transfer from the productive to the non-productive will crash the economy. The concept of “competence” is irrelevant to the administration of a policy of wealth destruction.

  235. @hhsiii

    Funny, but that wasn’t ironic.

  236. @SMK

    Some 20-million black fetuses have been aborted since the passage of Roe almost 50-years ago.

    More white fetuses have been aborted, and these disproportionately came from the Trump-voting demographic.

    Each white abortion usually means a nonexistent future white adult. But a black abortion is more likely to be merely a slightly delayed future adult. The black portion of the population is growing in the mass abortion era. The black proportion of the population was mostly shrinking prior to the mass abortion era.

    Solace taken in higher black abortion rates is misplaced. It is an easy mistake to make since on the surface, the raw abortion ratios seem to be against blacks. But there is a kind of Peltzman Effect in fertility, where women keep getting pregnant until they have the number of children they want. So abortions don’t really matter, except as a grisly artifact of fertility. Blacks have more children and more abortions. Whites have fewer children and fewer abortions. But both races have about the number of children they would have with or without abortion. With abortion, they just tread a bloodier path getting there.

  237. MarkinLA says:
    @Muggles

    At some point the drawbridge has to be pulled up. The sooner the better.

  238. duncsbaby says:
    @hhsiii

    That was true even in the early ‘80s. In David Lynch’s Blue Velvet Dennis Hopper says “Heineken? F*** that s***. Pabst Blue Ribbon!”

    Hipsters started drinking PBR after the Blue Velvet movie came out. I first noticed the phenomenon in the mid 90’s. In the 80’s PBR was still a beer that working-class types drank in dive bars. I don’t know how much of an influence the Blue Velvet scene had on the hipsters though. I thought it was trash tasting then and still do. I would’ve rather drank one of my dad’s Blatz beers that he bought by the case. When I moved to Wisconsin a few years ago I saw they still sold Blatz and bought a 12 pack and it wasn’t half bad. It wasn’t half good either . . .

    • Thanks: Dan Hayes
    • Replies: @hhsiii
  239. @Achmed E. Newman

    You wonder whether this lady didn’t WANT to take one for the team and retire during the Obama era, just due to being addicted to the power and prestige.

    Achmed old boy! How the hell are ya? Look, when you wonder why these old bags stay in office to the bitter end from Strom Thurmond, to Byrd in W.V., all the way to this Ginsburg, think retirement planning. Dunno if you ever worked on Capitol Hill in DC or not, but having been in the thick of it in my humble way for thirty years, I can tell you the milk and honey of Capitol Hill flows like Niagara Falls. Medical care is a phone call away from the best doctors in the region in every field from geriatric to cancer, to cardiology all with privileges to operate from GW University, Inova Fairfax, clear to Bethesda Naval. If you retire, The Life can’t be replaced. All this is enabled with armed guards who do all the driving. While at work, you have pages bringing meals, a full staff to attend to your every professional and personal need and again, cars to take you anywhere.

    Picture it, retiring, going back home to your state and trying to figure out how to even get to a primary care like the little people. The attention, the little-people worship of those On High, the endless catering to their every whim, imagine it. It’s heady stuff, it all makes you feel somehow…important. And so, that these folks have made life so sweet for themselves at the juncture of life’s every geriatric need while on the Hill means they cannot afford to ever LEAVE the Hill.

    If you’re unopposed every two or six years (House or Senate, but you know that), then why would you ever leave this life? How can you give all that up before you die? And so they don’t. Throw in lifetime-appointed judges, agency heads, there are many positions where they have it too good to ever leave absent regulation. If more than 2% of them retire before death, I’d be amazed. And very few leave of their own accord, actually retire. My House Rep up in Essex, Ma., Nickey Tsongas retired in 2016 with 30 years or so in the House (She took her husband Paul’s seat in the 80s after he died of cancer), leaving us with Laurie Trahan, another running-unopposed Le’Femme who will sit on HER skinny ass for thirty years, too.

    They never leave, they die in office. This trend for the past thirty or forty years denies youth a chance at the brass ring, just look how old are our judicial and legislative institutions, not to mention Presidential candidates. Just look at Biden. And Kamala at 60 or more, considered a ‘young’ candidate. And we wonder at the rage of youth (forget the Blacks, talking about Whites here), conned into debt-servitude for a degree they will never use and with no chance to get anything better for themselves or even a say in their own fate. And THAT ladies, is why they’re pissed off to the point of marching in the streets. Can’t say I blame ’em.

  240. @Alden

    What did Lord Nelson do to incur the wrath of the liberals?

    Not really the right question. The anti-Whites attacked Nelson’s statue because he was a prominent, respected figure in British history. They don’t need any other “reason” or “provocation.”

    Destroying a nation’s history is part of destroying its identity, The motivation is the same as always — virulent, unreasoning anti-White hatred.

  241. @syonredux

    The rationalization for this latest round of anti-White attacks appears to be “muh slabery” — widely understood to be #2 in the list of horrible crimes that the Evil White Goyim are collectively responsible for (#1, of course, is the Holycost).

    #3 on the list of Whitey’s “original sins” is generally held to be colonialism/ imperialism, with its terrible oppression of billions of POC subalterns.

    Who could be more representative of this horrible, terrible crime than Disraeli — the most prominent “British” imperialist of the 19th century?

    There’s a statue of him in in Parliament Square. And another one in front of St. George’s Hall in Liverpool.

    Kinda seems like they would also be appropriate targets for antifags/ BLM, given their stated goals of “anti-racism” and opposition to “White supreemism.”

    Then again, perhaps not


  242. @Dan Hayes

    It has never been satisfactorily resolved whether Armand Hammer was working for the Soviet Union or whether the Soviet Union was working for Armand Hammer!

    True. See also David Rockefeller. But what is clear is that the Al Gores (senior and junior) worked for (((Hammer))).

    • Agree: Dan Hayes
  243. Muggles says:
    @anon

    If you are not aware of this reality, you may not be paranoid but you are a politically helpless imbecile.

    I seem to have stirred up the passel of Mr. Anonymouses here. Not thinking that the “CIA controls everything” in American politics makes me an imbecile, according to them.

    But no real theory about who they favor now. Joe or Donald? Odd that they would “install” Mr. Trump in 2016 after Mrs. Clinton did such a bang-up job (literally) in Libya for them, and elsewhere.

    Maybe it was just to throw us imbeciles off their scent.

    I too am not a fan of the CIA of course. They are an obsolete agency that does far more harm than good. But from what I’ve seen James Clapper & cabal couldn’t even overthrow the Marx brothers commies in Venezuela, much less dictate the outcomes of all presidential politics here.

    But if you and your band of paranoid brothers believe in the all seeing/knowing Power of the CIA, despite your many warnings to the public, you are just as “politically helpless” as I am. Everyone is helpless due to this godlike gaggle of Ivy League trained bureaucrats in Langley.

    But I wonder. If you are correct and yet still hate the CIA, why do you live here? Surely there are places they don’t “run.” Russia, China, India, S. Africa, Finland, France, etc. I guess you and your pals are just gluttons for punishment. But if the CIA has ruled the US since 1947, seems like it’s time to move on.

    As for me, I’d miss my fellow imbeciles too much to leave. Baseball and MacDonald’s and all.

  244. MEH 0910 says:

  245. @Peripatetic Commenter

  246. Corvinus says:
    @sayless

    Lol, no. Republicans/conservatives have generally felt that way about their political opponents well before the Kavanaugh hearing. The fact of the matter is that there was a promise made by Graham. He demanded to be held accountable.

    Why won’t you hold it him to his statement?

    • Replies: @anon
  247. Dutch Boy says:
    @Jake

    It’s still a nice place if you’ve got some dough and can avoid the big cities.

  248. anon[125] • Disclaimer says:
    @Corvinus

    You claimed that a police officer stood on George Floyd’s neck, an obvious and even clumsy lie.

    Why won’t you admit you were lying, correct your record and Move On in honesty?

    Is it because you can’t admit when you are wrong?

    Is it because lying is what you do best?

    Is it because lying is what you are paid to do?

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  249. anon[134] • Disclaimer says:

    Oh dear. Muggles 253. Where to begin.

    You are fixating on the idea of CIA omnipotence, complete with made-up quotes. At first glance that looks like a manipulative rhetorical trick, clumsy straw-manning, as nobody said what was in your quotes. Impunity is not absolute power or control. Impunity is when you commit a crime and get away with it. Impunity is perfectly compatible with the ineptitude to which you advert, because with impunity if you fuck up you don’t get caught, you just keep trying till you get lucky.

    Another manipulative tic is your repetitive, obsessive resort to Love-it-or-leave-it, a traditional slogan for imbeciles. But it’s beginning to seem as though your logical brainfarts may owe more to statist brainwashing than to sub-μ IQ, simply because your beliefs are so rigidly stereotyped along standard propaganda lines.

    It’s very simple. CIA can break any law they want. They’ll get away with it. CIA can kill you or torture you and get away with it. That’s not a problem for you, since you will never pose a threat to CIA. Clearly you do as you’re told. But knowing this, you’d have to be an imbecile to vote, because you don’t live in a democracy, Do you? You don’t know the definition of democracy in common or supreme law, but think reeall hard, and I bet you can see: your democracy is fake. Only an imbecile would pick a side and wave his pom-poms and be happy if we won and sad if we lost.

    Your persistence and hostility suggests that this perspective conflicts with some deeply implanted tenet of your civic religion. This intrigues me.

  250. Corvinus says:
    @anon

    Wow, you get triggered by my hate facts. As I corrected you earlier, ma’am, I was employing a phrase. To stand on someone’s neck’ means:

    –To be victimized by someone, who is controlling everything that you do and thereby preventing you to act or function normally.

    Similarly, when someone prevents you to do something that you naturally do, and you feel like you are being controlled or manipulated by that person, to such an extent that you cannot even perform your basic activities or actions, one is appropriately using this phrase.

    But, if you are zigging your wig because you want me to be precise, OK. The officer’s knee was on George Floyd’s neck for several minutes, which was one of the mitigating causes in his death.

  251. @Pop Warner

    has there ever been a judge who became so idolized like RBG?

    Judge Judy?

  252. hhsiii says:
    @duncsbaby

    Yeah, I don’t think it was a direct effect of the movie. But Blue Velvet fans weren’t your typical movie fan. When I saw it in theaters people laughed at that line. It was a blue collar beer and college kids drank it. It was cheap although you could get cheaper. If you wanted to affect working man solidarity you could order it. There was a Miller ad with some college radio staple band that played off a similar impulse.

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