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A Congresswoman reminisces:

At White Supremacist Academy, they all get issued those special kind of Nazi guns that can shoot around the hills they are hiding behind.

(Do you ever get the impression that during World War II the Germans had too much creativity for their own good?)

 
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  1. Biffley says:

    also Chauvin Chauvin was a brainwashed automaton. The phrase “I can’t breathe” was his trigger

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  2. Cortes says:

    You’d have thought even a moderately competent harpooner could’ve hit that cetaceous congresswoman.

  3. El Dato says:

    Grassy knolls in food deserts: dangerous hiding places of the Great White Supremacist.

  4. El Dato says:

    You now know how the tall tales from the ancient testament were organically generated.

    • Thanks: RobinG
    • Replies: @Polistra
    , @RobinG
  5. (Do you ever get the impression that during World War II the Germans had too much creativity for their own good?)

    If there is one thing Germans like even more than beer and bratwurst, it is complicated engineering.

    Rosenbaum, Huber, and Grosskreutz sounds like the name of a Christmas catalogue with overpriced gadgets in it. We keep getting things like Hammacher Schlemmer in our mailbox now…

  6. JimB says:

    Rosenbaum, Huber, and Grosskreutz Named Honorary Blacks

    Since it is an honorary title, they shall be referred to as black, not Black.

    • LOL: The Last Real Calvinist, bruce county
  7. Rosenbaum, Huber, and Grosskreutz Named Honorary Blacks

    I nominate them to be named honorary gays. (Except Rosenbaum, who seems to be an actual gay– or have I got his victims wrong? Who did he rape, and who did Blake rape? It’s complicated.)

    Rep. Cori Bush = Heroic burps.

    At White Supremacist Academy…

    Instead of denying “white supremacy” and “systemic racism”, we should expand those terms to embrace, well, the whole Newtonian universe.

    Was the Cosby trial systemically racist? All but a couple of accusers were white, weren’t they?
    Hell, the one who prevailed was not only white, but queer and Canadian. A threefer!

    Was it white supremacist? A Commonwealth founded by white men enacts laws encoding white notions of consent which are turned over to a criminal justice system infused with white men’s ideas (jury trials, oaths, evidence, presumption of innocence, etc) which are used to put a black man into a prison system built and run by white men.

    What’s not white supremacist about that?

    Anyone who thinks Coz should be in the slammer is thus automatically a white supremacist. Got that, Mrs Suburbia? If you want your daughter to be safe, you have to decide which flavor of white supremacist you vote for.

    Does orange taste better now?

  8. Alfa158 says:

    The through-the-hill shooting guns were also invisible and silent, but were eventually discontinued anyway because the bullets never seemed to hit anybody.

    • Replies: @Expletive Deleted
  9. JimDandy says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Except Rosenbaum, who seems to be an actual gay– or have I got his victims wrong? Who did he rape, and who did Blake rape? It’s complicated.)

    Rosenbaum raped little boys. Blake fingerbanged his babymomma without consent before fistfighting a bunch of concerned cops and then reaching for a knife while attempting to steal her car and her kids, against the aforementioned cops’ explicit wishes.

  10. Dmon says:

    They were on the right track, but it was the Fellow White Supremacists who perfected the technology.

    https://www.eliyokimcohen.com/2021/09/14/the-israeli-gun-that-shoots-around-corners-will-literally-blow-you-away

  11. Twinkie says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    If there is one thing Germans like even more than beer and bratwurst, it is complicated engineering.

    Rephrase that to “complicated and unreliable engineering.”

    When the Germans were shocked by the Russian T-34 tank during the early part of Barbarossa, Heinz Guderian, who was a leading German practitioner of armored warfare, suggested that the Germans simply copy the T-34 (or make only the bare minimum of alterations to suit the German crews and method of warfare) and deploy them. He was overruled and two competing, indigenous designs were commissioned for their next medium-heavy tank, the Panzerkampfwagen V, which eventually became known as the Panther. The Panther was supposed to achieve (or somewhat exceed) a similar performance profile as the Russian T-34.

    The problem was, in typical German fashion, the designers of the winning design made it quite complicated, resulting in its inevitable unreliability. On top of that, they were rushed into operation during Zitadelle and broke down in massive numbers: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panther_tank#Eastern_Front

    The first production Panther tanks were plagued with mechanical problems. The engine was dangerously prone to overheating and suffered from connecting rod or bearing failures. Petrol leaks from the fuel pump or carburettor, as well as motor oil leaks from gaskets, produced fires in the engine compartment; which resulted in the total write-off of three Panthers due to fires.[95][96] Transmission and final drive breakdowns were the most common and difficult to repair. A large list of other problems were detected in these early Panthers, and so from April through May 1943 all Panthers were shipped to Falkensee and Nürnberg for a major rebuilding program. This did not correct all of the problems, so a second program was started at Grafenwoehr and Erlangen in June 1943. Reliability improved with the Ausf. A and later G of the Panther, with availability rates going from an average of 37% by end of 1943[97] to an average of 54% in 1944.[98] By mid-1944, the Panther was at its peak performance and widely regarded as the most formidable tank on the battlefield.[35]

    Its highly capable characteristics were still plagued with some detracting issues on the Western Front as well:

    In the meantime, U.S. forces, facing one and a half German panzer divisions, mainly the Panzer Lehr Division, struggled in the heavy, low-lying bocage terrain west of Caen. Like the Sherman, the Panther struggled in the bocage country of Normandy, and was vulnerable to side and close-in attacks in the built-up areas of cities and small towns.[115] The commander of the Panzer Lehr Division, Gen. Fritz Bayerlein, reported on the difficulties experienced by the Panther tank in the fighting in Normandy:

    While the PzKpfw IV could still be used to advantage, the PzKpfw V [Panther] proved ill adapted to the terrain. The Sherman because of its maneuverability and height was good … [the Panther was] poorly suited for hedgerow terrain because of its width. Long gun barrel and width of tank reduce maneuverability in village and forest fighting. It is very front-heavy and therefore quickly wears out the front final drives, made of low-grade steel. High silhouette. Very sensitive power-train requiring well-trained drivers. Weak side armor; tank top vulnerable to fighter-bombers. Fuel lines of porous material that allow gasoline fumes to escape into the tank interior causing a grave fire hazard. Absence of vision slits makes defense against close attack impossible.[115]

    Bayerlein still appreciated the Panther’s virtues when used in the right conditions, writing “An ideal vehicle for tank battles and infantry support. The best tank in existence for its weight”.[115]

    Anyone who has owned a BMW in recent years can empathize with what the Wehrmacht troops experienced with their complicated, often unreliable weaponry.

  12. Polistra says:
    @El Dato

    This is the kind of girl who had to walk uphill all the way to school each day, and then walk uphill again all the way home again. And the train tracks she had to cross? Don’t even get me started on the train tracks.

    White Supremacists have it so easy because the entire society has been structured that way. It’s all downhill for them, from cradle to grave.

    • Agree: bruce county
  13. How did they know it was White Supremacists shooting at them if the shooters were hiding?

    • Replies: @tyrone
    , @AndrewR
  14. @Twinkie

    Anyone who has owned a BMW in recent years can empathize with what the Wehrmacht troops experienced with their complicated, often unreliable weaponry.

    Hee hee! Funny that you mention BMWs. I think I was lucky to own two of the last good generation: E39 (5 Series) and E36 (3 Series.) No big problems ever, and truly great road cars. I kept my 528i for ten years and crossed America with it.

    After that, the maker went crazy and very un-BMW.

    Mercedes, on the other hand… We still have one, a convertible, it is pretty, like my wife, and she wants to keep it until we die. (It’s basically her daily driver. I bought it for her.) So, we will keep it, even though its 9-speed transmission did crap out on us once, totally unprovoked. When I write about overly-complex German engineering, I am thinking of our Mercedes convertible.

    On the third hand, the Saturn V rocket that shot Americans to the Moon was essentially overseen by Wernher von Braun and his old team from Peenemünde. It worked every time.

  15. @Buzz Mohawk

    Rosenbaum, Huber, and Grosskreutz sounds like the name of a Christmas catalogue with overpriced gadgets in it. We keep getting things like Hammacher Schlemmer in our mailbox now…

    On the Stoppard theme … perhaps “Rosenbaum and Grosskreutz are Half Dead”?

  16. Franz says:

    Rosenbaum, Huber, and Grosskreutz

    Wasn’t that the law firm the Marx Brothers invented for their comedy routine? From “A Day at the Circus” I think. Could be wrong.

    • Replies: @Haxo Angmark
    , @Ed Case
  17. @Biffley

    also Chauvin Chauvin was a brainwashed automaton. The phrase “I can’t breathe” was his trigger

    “I can’t breathe” is an oxymoron. Unless it was texted.

    • Replies: @David
  18. @Twinkie

    The problem was, in typical German fashion, the designers of the winning design made it quite complicated, resulting in its inevitable unreliability.

    The Enigma code was broken because the coders wouldn’t allow a letter to stand for itself. Once the British crackers realized that, Enigma was doomed.

    The Krauts weren’t being complicated, they were anal retentive.

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
    , @Jack D
  19. If she’s still alive to tweet about it, then Missouri White supremacists just don’t make the grade.

    Maybe they were Illinois Nazis. I hate Illinois Nazis.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  20. David says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    “I can’t breathe in” isn’t an oxymoron but it may be a waste of breath.

  21. @Buzz Mohawk

    Rosenbaum, Huber, and Grosskreutz

    Rosebush, Yeoman, and Greatcross. The last is reminiscent of Vice President Johnson’s Kentucky plantation Great Crossings.

    Under “Names Related” for Rittenhouse, names.org lists, well… just look:

    https://www.names.org/n/rittenhouse/about

    In English it would be Moorhouse. Schroeder is Taylor. (As is Schneider.) Kraus is Curly.

    Binger means “man from a hole in a rock”.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bingen_am_Rhein

    • Replies: @ChrisZ
    , @SaneClownPosse
  22. Altai says:

    OT: The next phase of the campaign to induce a new ‘refugee’ crisis on the Poland/Belrus border is taking shape. The media is now trying to portray the ones who got through to Poland as agency-less victims of the standoff and not, you know, the proximate cause of all of it. The clash on the border is due to the flood of people who want to file spurious asylum claims.

    If there was no flood of people who took the deliberate decision to go to Belarus to take advantage of it not policing it’s border with Poland, there would be no crisis. The Belarusian government wouldn’t have done this if it didn’t know there would be plenty of people who’d come to take advantage. Not policing it’s border is the passive action, the ‘refugees’ coming to take advantage is the deliberate active assertive action.

    If they want to not die in the elements they can surrender to Polish authorities any time they want. Their actions make very clear they are not legitimate asylum seekers so why pretend they aren’t just illegal immigrants who are putting themselves in danger in order to carry out an anti-social crime and abuse the asylum system?



    Belarus crisis: The locals helping families in Poland’s no-go area

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-59289999

    Polish border guards should “stop the pushbacks and stop endangering the lives of people, including really small kids”, Ms Biejat says.

    But Poland’s government insists it is acting legally and has an obligation to defend its territory.

    We went to the woods where the young family had been found. We saw the blankets, clothing, water bottles they’d left behind.

    The scattered possessions were a reminder, as the political deadlock continues, of those caught in the middle.

    ‘caught in the middle’, so the article ends with the emotional framing of this flood of people being victimised by the standoff at the border and not, you know, the cause of the standoff at the border. Implicitly suggesting that the problem is the Polish authorities trying to protect it’s own territory from a deliberate act of aggression from the Belarusian government.

    And the article ends with a picture of the trash left behind by a full family as if it would generate sympathy.

    To remind, German activists who went to the Hungarian border and picked up ‘refugees’ to transport back to Germany is what kicked the off the series of events that led to the Million Man March into Germany and the rise of Orban in Hungary. I’d love to see the people at the NYTs and former NYTer Bari Weiss react to all this leading to Poland electing a far-right government as a result of all this. The neocon’s never learn the lesson from their constant game of ‘whack-a-mole’, creating 2 new enemies for every one they defeat.

    • Replies: @Bill Jones
  23. Speaking of “honorary blacks”, here’s a fun anecdote from my workplace…

    A few days ago, I called our new file directory system “byzantine” (because it ‘s overly complex and leads you to choose outdated versions of documents).

    Today, I learned that my co-worker accused me of being racist against Byzantines.

    Then, my boss had to investigate the whole matter because he had never heard the word byzantine, including the existence of the Byzantine empire.

    True story.

  24. @El Dato

    Love that formulation “Great White Supremacist”.

    • Replies: @JohnnyWalker123
  25. “Do you ever get the impression that during World War II the Germans had too much creativity for their own good?”

    If you go to the Channel Islands, the only part of the UK to be occupied by Germany in WW2, you see tremendous engineering – an underground hospital, concrete cliff bunkers with well designed entrances that you’d be shot down as you approached, air filters to prevent gas attack, escape tunnels, showers and stoves, electric gun laying devices that relay the aim to guns up on the hillside – the “West Wall”. When you walk round it you wonder how they lost. Would have been a bugger to attack.

    Trouble was the Allies never bothered to attack it and the islands surrendered when Germany did.

    They had stuff like the ME262 jet fighter, which was taken out of service (when desperately needed) to be refitted as a bomber. And the V-weapons. The V3 would have been painful if it ever worked, but all the V-weapons probably did more economic damage to Germany than the UK.

    Britain didn’t have such bleeding-edge weaponry, but they used what they had effectively and flexibly. I’d recommend the memoirs of Dr R.V. Jones, then a young scientist – when he was called upon to address a War Cabinet meeting he thought someone was playing a joke.

    On the topic of flexibility – Dominic Cummings, the egghead behind the successful Brexit campaign and Boris’ 2019 successful General Election campaign, on “what should Labour do to get elected?”. You may remember he was pushed out of Downing Street by Boris and Carrie, since when he’s been outside the tent pissing in.

    It’s worth reading no matter what your views, because it’s about both how to win at politics and how to win at policy. Dom is like Albert Speer meets Steve Bannon, a comparison he would hate.

    https://dominiccummings.substack.com/p/how-could-labour-win-swap-dud-dead

    Highlights

    Swing voters are both more left than Blairites (e.g tax the rich) and more right than Tories (e.g violent/sex crime). We created a referendum strategy based on this fact.

    This approach was mocked by high status pundits who did not understand how people they rarely meet actually think. We were attacked by many as ‘too Right’ (e.g over Turkey). We were attacked by many, including many Tory MPs, as ‘too Left’ (because of the NHS/350M). Tory MPs and many activists wanted to focus on ‘trade deals / Global Britain’. This was disastrous because most target voters didn’t care about trade and either didn’t understand ‘Global Britain’ or thought ‘it sounds like our useless politicians running around causing chaos abroad again instead of focusing on their proper jobs’ (i.e the public was right as usual!).
    But our approach, though ‘incoherent’ in pundit terms of Left/Right, matched exactly the priorities of our target voters who desperately wanted a) an Australian-style immigration system (open to high skills, a period of much lower unskilled immigration) and b) more cash for the NHS. Not only did they want them, these two things were basically their two main political desires so we connected them to ‘Vote Leave’ and ‘take back control’.

    Remember a crude heuristic: the median voter is roughly national socialist!

    Another crucial principle, increasingly important as educational polarisation becomes more important, is:

    The best educated people think they are rational and not susceptible to illusions and stories while the public are irrational and therefore should be corraled by the priests of the ‘cathedral’ (i.e Harvard, Oxbridge, NYT, Guardian), but the truth is that the best educated are more susceptible to illusions and stories than the general uneducated public. (E.g look at how elite graduates fell for Stalinist propaganda in the 1930s, and how elite graduates were the suckers for conspiracy theories on Brexit/Trump/Russia/Facebook. Nobody is easier for a propagandist to fool than an elite graduate confident in their own moral superiority, because if you get your message right they do most of the work for you.)

    Starmer (Labour leader) comments on dumb stuff and doesn’t understand ‘let it go’.

    Like the PM he has no discernible priorities and like the PM, and David Cameron, he can’t resist being a pundit on irrelevant stuff. Instead of having week-after-week focus on violent crime, he babbles about the next Bond and stumbles into broadcast interviews with no clear idea of the story he’s trying to make and therefore accidentally makes news on stuff that’s irrelevant or makes him look even worse.

    At Conference he made news on ‘does a woman have a cervix’. Bill Clinton would have used such a question to show he was with the vast majority of the country and fed up with the media babbling about the ludicrous ‘trans discrimination’ story that almost nobody except a few idiots think is in the top 500 national priorities. And this would have contrasted brilliantly with Boris who is now under orders from Carrie and Newman to suck up to Stonewall because they have extremely deluded ideas about electoral strategy for 2024.

    Great stuff.

  26. There are more people named Om than there are named Kamala:

  27. Dumbo says:

    Well, it seems at least two of them were Gay and Jewish, so why not give them Blackness as well.

  28. Man, those prosecutors sucked. The fat guy at the end was just terrible. the moustache guy who pointed the gun at the jurors and told a bunch of Kenosha residents that the rioters were “heroes?” LOL.

    • Replies: @bingobongo
  29. Arclight says:

    Makes total sense and keeps in line with the left’s love of romanticizing unsavory characters with extensive criminal histories. They join the august ranks of prog heroes such as Floyd and Brown. Probably won’t get elementary schools named after them, though.

  30. Woodsie says:

    My grandfather was a revolutionary during the Irish War for Independence. He used to tell us kids (his grandsons) “I had a gun that could shoot around corners. I could shoot at them, but they couldn’t shoot at me!”

    • Replies: @JMcG
  31. Rittenhouse will be found guilty.

    I have watched it he entire trial and the facts point to a conviction.

    Anyone who has watched the trial agrees.

    The judge is obviously favoring the defense but even he can’t change the cold hard facts.

    • Troll: mike99588
    • Replies: @Expletive Deleted
  32. Daniel H says:
    @Twinkie

    By mid-1944, the Panther was at its peak performance and widely regarded as the most formidable tank on the battlefield.[35]

    Ha, ha. By mid 1944 (or a tad later) the Russians were outside of Warsaw and the Americans and Brits were breaking out of Normandy and about to seize Paris. But if you see warfare as a numbers game the Germans won in WW 2 and the Americans won in Vietnam. Ha, ha.

    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
  33. Anon[235] • Disclaimer says:

    When we marched in Ferguson, white supremacists would hide behind a hill near where Michael Brown Jr. was murdered and shoot at us.

    Did this happen?

    Shooting address in Street View:

    https://virtualglobetrotting.com/map/michael-brown-shooting-location-streetview/view/google/

    Google Earth shows no hill-like (or grassy knoll-like) geological entity within a mile of the 2943 Canfield Dr., St Louis, shooting site.

    Whites shooting guns at protesters. That would be a major news story. The feds would take over the investigation. Indictments. Huge trial. I seemed to have missed it.

    Also, since the bullets apparently missed their targets, wouldn’t that be more consistent with black shooters?

    • Replies: @magilla
  34. @Chrisnonymous

    On a similar note, I was called onto the carpet once for using the term “Rube Goldberg” to describe this new process being implemented.

    Apparently this one co-worker was SURE I was being anti-Semitic.

  35. ic1000 says:
    @Chrisnonymous

    > A few days ago, I called our new file directory system “byzantine” (because it’s overly complex and leads you to choose outdated versions of documents).

    Yeah, but what would you have called the directory system if it was grudgingly mean about granting access to files?

    • LOL: kaganovitch
  36. MEH 0910 says:
    @Twinkie

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superiority_(short_story)

    Superiority” is a science fiction short story by British writer Arthur C. Clarke, first published in 1951. It depicts an arms race during an interstellar war. It shows the side which is more technologically advanced being defeated, despite its apparent superiority, because of its willingness to discard old technology without having fully perfected the new. Meanwhile, the enemy steadily built up a far larger arsenal of weapons that while more primitive were also more reliable.

    • Thanks: The Wild Geese Howard
    • Replies: @MEH 0910
    , @res
  37. Hard to believe Binger used Patrick Swayze, who was a living god in his prime, as part of his closing argument. Road House was a ridiculous and thoroughly enjoyable fantasy about how bar fights go down. It is matched only by Point Break, one of the 10 best movies of all time. I should know for I was both a bouncer and skydiver at that time. The memes from this ill-advised tactic may be the best this year. And insinuating that members of the jury may have been in some good-natured “bar fights” suggests that Binger never ventured outside to hang out with the neighborhood kids. Despite all that I like the guy for his dumb prosecutor shtick.

  38. @Reg Cæsar

    Was the Cosby trial systemically racist? All but a couple of accusers were white, weren’t they?
    Hell, the one who prevailed was not only white, but queer and Canadian. A threefer!

    Was it white supremacist? A Commonwealth founded by white men enacts laws encoding white notions of consent which are turned over to a criminal justice system infused with white men’s ideas (jury trials, oaths, evidence, presumption of innocence, etc) which are used to put a black man into a prison system built and run by white men.

    What’s not white supremacist about that?

    Cosby lost his Great Negro Immunity by previously criticizing the black underclass and its habits which cause endemic generational poverty and various social pathologies. As an old timer, he noticed and then mentioned that the good personal and social habits in search of achievement promoted during his era had been abandoned, and was half lamenting and half chastising on this account. Naturally, this is seen not as constructive criticism, but treason against blackness because it posits that blacks have agency and are not wholly the victims of whites’ racism voodoo.

    So when an enterprising Democratic party candidate for the elected office of District Attorney of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania decided to ride the #MeToo wave and that prosecuting Cosby for stale complaints which the prior District Attorney (who would be his general election opponent) had declined to prosecute under a deal with Cosby, the organized black racism machine refused to kick into gear and bring its political power to bear for his benefit. Once organized blackdom orphaned Cosby, he was fair game for vicious white PMC leftists.

    • Agree: Jim Don Bob
    • Replies: @RobinG
    , @Reg Cæsar
    , @Alden
  39. mc23 says:
    @Chrisnonymous

    Don’t get your co-worker started about ottomans.

    • LOL: Achmed E. Newman
    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  40. Anonymous[372] • Disclaimer says:

    Rosenbaum and Grosskreutz are dead.

    • Agree: Tony massey, R.G. Camara
    • LOL: J.Ross
    • Replies: @Tony massey
    , @Danindc
  41. MEH 0910 says:
    @Twinkie

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wunderwaffe

    Wunderwaffe (German pronunciation: [ˈvʊndɐˌvafə]) is German for “wonder weapon” and was a term assigned during World War II by Nazi Germany’s propaganda ministry to some revolutionary “superweapons”. Most of these weapons however remained prototypes, which either never reached the combat theater, or if they did, were too late or in too insignificant numbers to have a military effect.[1]

    • Agree: Twinkie
    • Replies: @Twinkie
  42. Ralph L says:
    @Obstinate Cymric

    If you go to the Channel Islands, the only part of the UK to be occupied by Germany in WW2, you see tremendous engineering – an underground hospital

    The 1980s UK detective series “Bergerac” is set in Jersey, and the denouement of the episode I watched last night was in that hospital, which was presented as a crowded tourist attraction.

    We wasted quite a lot of money and effort, too. They built a new factory, relocated workers, and made airplanes in my dad’s hometown that were never used.

    Thanks for Cummings.

  43. Obviously, the prosecutor hoped to swayze the jury. Ta-doom-tish!

    • LOL: L in Atl hell
    • Replies: @L in Atl hell
  44. S Johnson says:

    Looking at the trial from the outside it seems like white German-Americans ganging up to torture a part-black kid.

  45. ChrisZ says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Like you, Reg, I find myself mentally translating all these German names.

    I was hoping Rittenhouse would be related to “ritter.”

    Maybe from now on, it will be.

    • Replies: @Hapalong Cassidy
  46. @Chrisnonymous

    Today, I learned that my co-worker accused me of being racist against Byzantines.

    “Oh, her? She’s always got sand in her Varangian.”

  47. kihowi says:
    @Chrisnonymous

    This post has bothered me for the last half hour. How did you not laugh in their face? How did you not start screaming the word “illiterate” at them? I wouldn’t be able to contain myself. Well, maybe not screaming but there’d be some sarcasm in there about people’s intelligence that would put my employment in jeopardy.

    • Agree: Boomthorkell
    • Replies: @Chrisnonymous
  48. JMcG says:
    @Woodsie

    What county, if you don’t mind me asking? Mine was in Donegal.

  49. @Alfa158

    At White Supremacist Academy, they all get issued those special kind of Nazi guns that can shoot around the hills they are hiding behind.

    I guess if all teh ebil soopreemists were using WWI-era rifles like the earlier Lee-Enfield, and the hills weren’t all that high, they could have dialled in the volley-fire sights and lobbed massed shots over them.

    A bit random though, unless they had some sort of diffracting optics to bend light over those hills so they could see the targets.

    • Replies: @Alfa158
  50. RobinG says:
    @El Dato

    This [your] observation should have a double gold border. The “POETIC TRUTH” of “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot,” the Racism against George Floyd, etc., etc., are the myths being laid down in our own time. Maybe the “miracle” is that so many (white) people believe it.

  51. @Twinkie

    On the other hand America had the B-29. Which was the best heavy bomber of the war but certainly not reliable or easy to handle.

    It also cost more to develop than the literal Manhattan Project.

    Early variant T-34s also had poor reliability to the point the Soviet tankers envied the Germans for their smoothly operating machines. Although like the Panther they improved over time.

    Cutting edge technology tends to have teething problems no matter who builds it.

    • Replies: @BracketCreep
    , @Twinkie
  52. Tiny Duck says:

    I think Rittenhouse will be found guilty.

    It appears to me that the majority of people would return a conviction. All of the journalist I follow (Leonard Pitts, David Corn, Tom Nichols, Charles Blow, Marie Lu, Sabaa Tahir, Toure, Joy Reid, Chris Hayes) re convinced of his guilt. Since there are more liberals than conservatives in America more people view the self defense defense as weak. He went there with intent to kill.

    If the jury represents America they will convict.

  53. Will Merrick Garland have a goon squad ready to arrest Rittenhouse in the event the jury returns a “not guilty” verdict?

    On what crime, you ask? Give Merrick Beria the man and he will produce the crime.

    • Replies: @Muggles
  54. countenance says: • Website

    The shooting from behind a hill was “protesters” firing at cops. She knows this.

  55. I’m kind of surprised it all hasn’t turned into an Anti-Semitism Alert as well as a rayyycism thing. As a Jewish person myself I congratulate Kyle the Kid for thinning out the herd a bit.

  56. Here’s something only infinitesimally on-topic (wrt “honorary blacks”) but that I think some of you will find interesting.

    I’m a fan of the Tuba Skinny band. They play mostly old-timey black music that lots of whites love and that blacks no longer seem to give a shit about. There are a zillion YouTube videos of them playing on the street in New Orleans, and even there it seems like about 99.9% of the people listening are not black.

    They’re doing very well now, but the core of the band supposedly used to be homeless bums. From their Wikipedia page:

    They were known to “sleep out in the open, look for food in trash cans, indulge themselves with excessive drinking and drugs and play great music.”

    Finally, here’s a hilarious song about a certain kind of black exuberance:

  57. @mc23

    Or Lazy-Boys, for that matter. The word “lazy” has connotations of Blackness – not sure why …

  58. @Chrisnonymous

    Today, I learned that my co-worker accused me of being racist against Byzantines.

    Make sure you don’t mention eating Turkish delight in your Turkish bath, or you could end up in hot water.

    • Replies: @Possumman
    , @Ray
  59. Anon[351] • Disclaimer says:
    @Twinkie

    Something like 85% of all T-34s produced (including the uprated T35-85) were knocked out. I always wondered how a seemingly solid tank like that could suffer an 85% loss rate, that’s eye-wateringly high.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    , @S
  60. Barnard says:

    When we marched in Ferguson, white supremacists would hide behind a hill near where Michael Brown Jr. was murdered and shoot at us.

    Not that it matters, but checking Google Street View there is nothing in the area where Michael Brown attempted to murder Darren Wilson that could be described as a hill.

  61. Possumman says:
    @Jonathan Mason

    Whatever happened to Turkish Taffy?

  62. tyrone says:
    @Roderick Spode

    Wait a second, they didn’t hit anybody……..the shooters were black!

  63. @Anon

    Russian troops were ordered by Stalin to always attack, and to never retreat. The NKVD ruthlessly enforced this policy.

  64. Clyde says:

    Before KR’s trial, most Americans believed he was a White Supremacist who had killed three blacks. This was the comment that I heard from one of the guys who took over for Rush Limbaugh. This goes to show how effective our mass media machine and Twitter are.

    • Agree: Kratoklastes
    • Replies: @Luzzatto
  65. @Calvin Hobbes

    I’d call that Dixieland Jazz. My father used to play his trombone like the guy in the hat along with his Dixieland records at home, so I know the sound. He spent a lot of time in New Orleans and loved that stuff.

    I hired a band to play some at his funeral and march to the gravesite, like they do in New Orleans.

    Thanks.

    • Thanks: Calvin Hobbes
  66. Ray says:
    @Jonathan Mason

    His well informed coworkers had better not come to Britain . Here we can eat scotch eggs and toad-in-the-hole . Our roads are have cats-eyes in them .

  67. @ChrisZ

    The name Rittenhouse makes me think of Rittenhouse Square, one of the (relatively) nicer areas of downtown Philly.

  68. We White Supremacists don’t need guns that shoot around corners. We have Rods From God up in orbit. All we have to do is bring them down on our enemies. Steve’s old friend Jerry Pournelle invented them.

    • Replies: @Kratoklastes
    , @Muggles
  69. MarkinLA says:

    You have to admit that the utter insanity of all these blacks coming out of the woodwork and outing themselves should be eye opening to these dumbassed white liberals who have been supporting them.

    • Replies: @Kylie
  70. @Daniel H

    That doesn’t alter the fact that German tanks, when in action were the most deadly of the lot. Ask the Brits who were at Villers-Bocage.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Wittmann

    Michael Wittmann (22 April 1914 – 8 August 1944) was a German Waffen-SS tank commander during the Second World War. He is known for his ambush of elements of the British 7th Armoured Division during the Battle of Villers-Bocage on 13 June 1944. While in command of a Tiger I tank, Wittmann destroyed up to fourteen tanks and fifteen personnel carriers, along with two anti-tank guns, within the space of fifteen minutes for the loss of his own tank.

  71. You can never tell; Them White Racists is Damn Clever.

    • Replies: @Inquiring Mind
  72. Anonymous[301] • Disclaimer says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    The V2 rocket being a prime example of fine engineering and a massive waste of resources. http://www.astronautix.com/v/v-2.html

  73. MarkinLA says:
    @Obstinate Cymric

    Britain didn’t have such bleeding-edge weaponry,

    Not so, The British invented the proximity fuse but couldn’t get it to reliably work due to the G forces on the vacuum tubes they were using. It was sent over to the US. GE was working on a mini tube for hearing aids and they got it to work.

    It was so secret that nobody was allowed to use it in a situation where a dud might land in an area where the enemy could get it. In the war in the Pacific it absolutely devastated Japanese aircraft.

    • Thanks: YetAnotherAnon
  74. @Twinkie

    I’ve read that it was the mud that killed the German advance, not the cold. Russia has two muddy seasons & the Germans managed to run into both of them.

  75. Kylie says:
    @MarkinLA

    “You have to admit that the utter insanity of all these blacks coming out of the woodwork and outing themselves should be eye opening to these dumbassed white liberals who have been supporting them.”

    Not at all. In fact, the opposite. In addition to being dumbassed, these white liberals are also utterly insane. Their irrational hatred of whites who do not worship at the altar of blacks is boundless.

  76. @John Regan

    OT but a few years ago I took a ride in a B-29. Can’t attest to the handling but the landing stood out as the smoothest I’ve ever experienced, beating both small planes and 747s. Heard it but barely felt it.

  77. Anon[267] • Disclaimer says:

    OT

    I learned a new word today, “antiquization.” It refers to the policy of the Republic of Macedonia in building giant statues of Alexander the Great and Philip II, naming airports and other public places after them and after other ancient things related to them, and constructing a retconned fake history linking the current Republic of Macedonia with its ancient namesake, even though its borders are not really contiguous with Alexander’s Macedonia, which lay in the Macedonian province of modern Greece. The whole story is really convoluted, as one expects from the Balkans, an honorary shithole region.

    But the word “antiquization” is great and deserves winner usage, for instance in U.S. race politics, Emmett Till, redlining, etc.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antiquization

  78. @Flip

    “The authors also stressed that the University should “engage with the South Side community” to come up with a “quantifiable” long-term plan to address violence in the area. ”

    Good luck with that. Gentrification (or “dropping the hot potato in someone else’s lap”) is a long term plan, I guess the most frequently adopted one. Another unethical one could involve genetically modified pathogens.

    There’s a rally due to start.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/627186811749863/

    PS – a/c/t wiki the Russians lost nearly 45,000 T34s in WW2. Good job they built 80,000.

    Wittman, who I linked above, apparently had 118 of them.

    • Replies: @Flip
  79. Rob says:
    @Twinkie

    I feel this is a good opportunity to re-share this piece on Soviet military design. The Soviets learned this from fighting a war on their own soil. The piece is short and well written. It covers fightin’, which dudes like, so I suggest you read the whole thing, One wonders if the US won’t have the wisdom of this demonstrated.

    Off-topic, remember how the Apartheid government in South Africa dismantled their nuclear weapons and weapons program before they handed the country to the black government? I hope we do the same before we reach a non-white majority. Ditto France. I think they’ll get there first. If we don’t want an Arab country to have nuclear weapons because of Israel, we might invade France again.

    • Agree: The Anti-Gnostic, Kylie
    • Replies: @res
  80. Anon[267] • Disclaimer says:
    @Chrisnonymous

    Next time use “Byzantinx.”

    If you search you can find a half dozen instances of professors being cancelled over the use of “niggardly,” in cases where it genuinely seems that they were blindsided and never thought about the quasi-homophonistic aspect of the word.

    The complainants were generally low-vocabulary blacks who, likewise, seemed to genuinely believe the word used was some sort of fancypants adjectival version of the n-word.

    In this case I can see where the word, if allowed, could be wink-wink dog-whistle-ly used to deliberately annoy black students.

  81. @Calvin Hobbes

    Dixieland, as Buzz said. That was great! The music was too good for me to even catch the lyrics. Thank you, Calvin.

  82. If George Floyd was White…would Dereck Chauvin have been prosecuted and sent to jail?

    Larger point:‘the Civil War wasn’t worth it…I will curse the Abolitionist for an eternity….The US will break up…and will be occupied by the Russian Military…Chinese Military…and Iranian Military….to secure the nukes.

    White “Males” in 2021 America go to NFL football games and yell “WHAT A STUD TYRONE!!!” at Black Lives Matter that plays on the football field…..White “Males” will vote for Trump in 2024 and Trump will import their race-replacements from China…India….Pakistan….and Korea…

  83. @Chrisnonymous

    I wonder what the sequence of events was? Did the complainant hear you use this term, and then google it out of curiosity, and upon seeing the google search results reveal something about an Empire in an exotic location, assume that the term must be insulting?

    • Replies: @Chrisnonymous
  84. res says:
    @MEH 0910

    Thanks. I dug out an anthology containing “Superiority” (it is in a number of anthologies, see the ISFDB link at Wikipedia) before I saw you had followed up with more links including one referencing the full text. The introductory blurb in the anthology.

    Students of World War II will recognize the inspiration of this story. I hope that no one will be put off by the fact that it has been required reading for an M.I.T. engineering course.

    This blog post talks about that and links a more detailed anthology blurb here which gives more detail on the WWII comparison.

  85. @Cool Daddy Jimbo

    libtardism is based on thinking in a highly unstructured manner. doesn’t really work in a courtroom with cameras on. Even in if it succeeds the farce is exposed.

  86. res says:
    @Rob

    Thanks. One interesting approach there.

    The simplicity of Soviet weapons surprises everyone. But each type of equipment which is produced is turned out in two variants-the normal one and the `monkey-model’.

    The `monkey-model’ is a weapon which has been simplified in every conceivable way and which is intended for production in wartime only.

    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
  87. @Achmed E. Newman

    The music was too good for me to even catch the lyrics.

    Here’s another version in which I think the lyrics are easier to catch.

  88. OT: There sure seem to be a lot of youngish people dropping dead lately from unexplained causes. My news feed is abuzz with such stories. The coverage is saccharin and sensational, while being rather cagey about the details.

    NPR Books Editor Petra Mayer dies at 46. (Cause seems to be a pulmonary embolism.)

    Julio Lugo, former MLB player, dies at 45. (No cause of death given, other reports say “heart attack.”)

    ‘Bones’ and ‘NCIS’ actor Heath Freeman dies at 41. (No cause of death given.)

    Seattle fire chief missing for nearly two weeks found dead in mountain area. (Cause of death unknown; autopsy pending.)

    David Frank Dies: RDF Media Founder and Former Zodiac CEO was 63. (No cause of death given; article says “died suddenly at home.”)

    Chris-Tia Donaldson, founder of TGIN, dies at 42. (Cause of death undisclosed.)

    Kathleen Kirkwood: QVC Entrepreneur Dies at 62 in New York, Friends Say. (The article says “after a short illness” and “the cause of death was not immediately known.”)

    And then there’s this:

    Flu rips through University of Michigan, bringing CDC to campus to investigate spread. (The outbreak is said to be so unusually sudden and large that it garnered CDC attention.)

    It looks to me like the vaccines, the immuno-suppression, and the vitiating of ordinary medical care are starting to take a real toll on public health. The media is hiding the details and the CDC is sending in cleaning crews to suppress the evidence. This is not good.

    • Replies: @Undisclosed
    , @Curle
    , @duncsbaby
  89. @Twinkie

    German arrogance was always more of a problem than overcomplicated or rushed engineering.

    Cloning T-34s, giving regular infantry semi-auto rifles and winter gear would have turned the tide on the Eastern front.

    But of course they couldn’t clone something that the dirty Slavs came up with and the bolt action is just fine for regular troops cause that is what the high command had in WW1.

    Heck just developing a long range bomber would have done it. But Hitler said nah don’t need that.

    • Replies: @David In TN
  90. Somehow despite the media hype I doubt regular blacks in the street will be stirred to action over the trial outcome. Don’t think they care about white antifa guys that much.

    • Replies: @MarkinLA
  91. @Achmed E. Newman

    A lot of the old lyrics are like this. My favorite from Dad’s records is, “You gotta see your momma every night, or you can’t see your momma at all.” It’s about keeping a woman happy. I’ve got Calvin’s song playing, and geeze that sounds like my father on the trombone!

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  92. @Chrisnonymous

    Can’t decide if your impending trip to HR will be Orwellian or Kafkaesque.

    Or both, perhaps – despite Karen-from-HR never having heard of either Orwell or Kafka.

    • Replies: @Chrisnonymous
    , @nebulafox
  93. anonymous[164] • Disclaimer says:

    Happening Wednesday, a very iSteve event

    • Thanks: John Regan
    • Replies: @Muggles
    , @Reg Cæsar
  94. ChrisZ says:
    @Hapalong Cassidy

    Same here, Hapalong.

    Go Iggles!

  95. @Hapalong Cassidy

    Although the scene was apparently filmed in Glendale, the opening scene in the Paul Newman movie, The Young Philadelphians (1959), had a “Rittenhouse Square” sign. The Brian Keith character sees his girlfriend marrying a rich Main Liner instead of him.

    • Replies: @D. K.
  96. So the Left has finally found some white “victims” they can mourn. This contrasts with their callous indifference to victims of black on white murder.

    • Replies: @Luzzatto
  97. I watched yesterday’s highlight film. The darn lawyer-prosecutor reminds me of Darden (“The glove did fit!”), those two dopes from Boulder (“Jon Benet’s killer has been IM’ing us from Thailand.”), and the team of Palm Beach lawyer-DAs who went after Will Smith (they made Teddy look sympathetic).

    Watch where you’re pointing that gun, fella’.

  98. “Honorary Blacks”

    It’s worth noting that for a decent amount of time, a decent proportion of the lumpenproletariat believed that Rittenhouse shot black people.

    The types of media outlets that the proles lean towards, were very careful in their framing – e.g., the podcast associated with Bezos’ Blog (WaPo) phrased carefully as can be, saying that Rittenhouse

    shot three protestors. The protests were over the police shooting of a young black man named Jacob Blake.

    They went on to say that if Rittenhouse was acquitted, anti-black figures would be emboldened and might believe that “if you shoot them, you might get away with it.

    There was a very clear attempt to give the audience every chance to infer that the people shot by Rittenhouse were black – although examination of the transcript shows that they never explicitly said that.

    Similarly, vermin like Joe Scarborough absolutely and consciously framed the incident to give the impression that Rittenhouse was firing indiscriminately:

    “He goes around and he ends up unloading, what, 60 rounds…”

    Scarborough should be sued to dust for that statement; if nothing else it should end his media career. That said… credible allegations of sexual assault haven’t harmed Don Lemon’s platform one iota.

    Rittenhouse fired 8 shots in all: 4 at Rosenbaum, and 4 while on the ground during the altercation with Grosskreutz and Huber.

    Seems highly likely that Rittenhouse will be acquitted.

    • Thanks: Achmed E. Newman
    • Replies: @V. Hickel
  99. D. K. says:
    @David In TN

    There is a character in Hitchcock’s “Lifeboat” (1944) named ‘Charles J. Rittenhouse’ (played by actor Henry Hull):

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0037017/

  100. Ragno says:

    There are few things in this life that are simultaneously transparently crooked AND insulting to the intelligence of a six-year-old, as the 21st century black Congresswoman. Every day, in every way, our nation’s lawmakers resemble the Reconstruction scenes from BIRTH OF A NATION. Good thing nobody’s allowed to watch it any longer!

    This is why race relations will never be “solved” in America – they can’t be. Two-thirds of these people are shameless, stupid, violent and corrupt, and the remaining third are too busy working the loopholes in the system to risk fucking up all that loot by distancing themselves from the orcs. (Mustn’t ever appear too “white-adjacent” if you want to maintain that defiant pose while wetting your beak in Whitey’s largesse!)

    When our highly-paid TV Negroes lament the way crimes against blacks are never covered or taken seriously by white society -the usual complaint when a Gabby Petito goes missing and they want a handy moral justification to mock the missing person and their family – don’t you be fooled for a minute. If any of our news media were to dedicate a sizable portion of their coverage to the countless, pointless, mindless intramural butchery that marks the modern urban weekend in cities like Chicago, NYC, Baltimore, Indianapolis, etc, – to the point where “black leadership” have to wage (useless) campaigns to get Negroes to Stop Tha Murda, and blue cities are reduced to bribing their free-range hottentots not to execute their rivals – the same highly-paid urban pundits would accuse the news media of dwelling on the negatives, to the tune of “you doin’ Trump’s work for him!”

    • Agree: David In TN
    • Thanks: Calvin Hobbes
    • Replies: @Luzzatto
    , @Rob
  101. @Buzz Mohawk

    All we have to do is bring them down on our enemies

    There’s only one problem: they’re so inaccurate they will be lucky to land within 30 miles of any intended target. It’s very hard to calculate windage over a trajectory that long [deep?]; the idea that a device travelling at O(km/sec) is amenable to manual guidance is risible; automated guidance systems of the time that the putative ‘rod’ were sent up, would not be responsive enough.

    Accurate guidance to a stationary target is still not a solved problem for area-denial (large-payload) ‘hypersonic’ missiles with guidance systems 20 Moore-iterations newer than Thoth. The P800 Oniks anti-shipping missile operates at about the limit of guidability-to-target – at ~Mach 3 it’s super- but not hyper-sonic, and only packs enough ‘conventional’ heat to disable a carrier, not sink it outright.

    Sure, some folks probably got to bank money from the MIC for their ‘rods’ masturbatory fantasy, but that doesn’t mean it resulted in anything that can be expected to work.

    Cue discussion of F35; Osprey; Patriot missiles; LCS and the rest of the multi-trillion-dollar MIC grifts that produce nothing that works properly. (This is why I am sympathetic to the notion that SARS-nCoV-2 might be a US bioweapon: precisely because it’s so obviously unfit for purpose)

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
  102. AndrewR says:
    @Roderick Spode

    As Theodore Dalrymple would say, the total absurdity of the lies is the entire point.

    Evil people construct an entire alternate reality then demand that you fully accept their delusions lest you be labeled an enemy fit for extermination ASAP.

  103. S says:
    @Obstinate Cymric

    Britain didn’t have such bleeding-edge weaponry, but they used what they had effectively and flexibly.

    Britain had its share of failures, ie the loss of twenty-two merchant ships in Operation Berlin in 1941, the failure to stop the Channel Dash (Operation Cerebrus) from happening right under their noses in early ’42, the loss of Tobruk and it’s many thousands of troops later the same year, etc.

    The Brits had something that the Germans didn’t though, due to it’s still largely intact empire and it’s ‘special relationship’ with the United States. It had three times the wealth and economic resources of the combined French, Russian, and German empires, at its beck and call, as outlined on pg 10, 11, and 12, of W T Stead’s 1901 book The Americanization of the World.

    As the British Stead sums it up in the book’s first chapter ‘The lion’s share of the world is ours.’

    And when you already have a global hegemon, whether you’re low tech or high tech, flexible or not, short of deliberately committing suicide, which the US/UK bloc certainly wasn’t going to do in WWII, you’re almost bound to win.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Berlin_(Atlantic)

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Channel_Dash

    https://archive.org/details/americanizationo01stea/page/10/mode/2up

    • Agree: John Regan
    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
  104. @Obstinate Cymric

    If you go to the Channel Islands, the only part of the UK to be occupied by Germany in WW2…

    The Channels are not a part of the UK. Nor is the Isle of Man. They are Crown Dependencies. You’d think the subject of a Principality would know these details.

    Pistol shooting is legal and popular on Jersey. The Olympic competition should have been held there in 2012, instead of issuing a hypocritical and degrading dispensation for foreigners in London.

  105. @Alec Leamas (working from home)

    …he was fair game for vicious white PMC leftists.

    And those of us who oppose rape and want to see justice. Rough justice in this case.

    • Agree: Bardon Kaldian
  106. S says:
    @Anon

    Something like 85% of all T-34s produced (including the uprated T35-85) were knocked out.

    Yes, but that still leaves 15% surviving to break through, irrespective of the sad fate of the knocked out tank crews.

    As Stalin would say ‘Quantity has its own quality.’

  107. @Anonymous

    So are rosenkratz and gildenstern. So what’s new?
    Some things are just meant to be and after 13.9 billion fucking years it was long over due.
    What’s next ya reckon?

  108. @res

    “The `monkey-model’ is a weapon which has been simplified in every conceivable way and which is intended for production in wartime only.”

    When you can’t afford Tommy guns. Still in use in 2006 with Nepalese forces. By 1944 the Germans, also in need of basic weapons, were making copies.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sten

    The Sten used simple stamped metal components and minor welding, which required minimal machining and manufacturing. Much of the production could be performed by small workshops, with the firearms assembled at the Enfield site. Over the period of manufacture, the Sten design was further simplified: the most basic model, the Mark III, could be produced from five man-hours of work. Some of the cheapest versions were made from only 47 different parts.

    • Replies: @Joe Stalin
    , @74v56ruthiyj
  109. I could care less about Kyle Rittenhouse, and I care even less about Huber, Rosenbaum and Grosskruetz. Go looking for trouble and it finds you. I also could care less about floyd and chauvin. One was a POS and the other could have backed off when his partners said “enough.” Problem is these bit players effect our lives way more than they should. I have nothing but comtempt for the MSM, both sides.

    • Replies: @Getaclue
    , @J.Ross
  110. @JimDandy

    while attempting to steal her car and her kids

    If they were his as well, he might deserve some sympathy. In the Elián Gonzalez case, Americans generally sided with his Floridian relatives. The notable exception was divorced fathers.

    • Replies: @Undisclosed
    , @Alden
  111. @Buzz Mohawk

    I was thinking of this before, Buzz, even though it’s going even further off-topic (if that’s possible). The trombone is like the violins, cellos, etc, in that there are no discrete notes. A guitar and most bass guitars have frets, so a note is a note. The trombone and those certain stringed instruments require a great ear. You can’t just hit the “right” spot, so your ear must get your right arm or fingers to find the spot, via your brain, for the on-tone note in real time.

  112. @Cortes

    Cortes, great word picture!

  113. @Twinkie

    Twinkie, great comment that generated a number of informative replies. Thank you, stay safe.

    • Agree: Buzz Mohawk
    • Thanks: Twinkie
  114. Luzzatto says:
    @David In TN

    We live in a Democrat Clown World where Kyle Rittenhouse shot 3 BIPOCs (Black Indigenous People Of Color) and the new Republican lieutenant governor of Virginia is a White Supremacist. This is like the film Idiocracy on steroids.

  115. Getaclue says:
    @Buffalo Joe

    MSM “both sides”? If you believe there are “both sides” being broadcast by the MSM you live in a Dream World.

    • Agree: David In TN
    • LOL: Truth
    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
  116. @Dumbo

    Well, it seems at least two of them were Gay and Jewish, so why not give them Blackness as well.

    There are German surnames everywhere in this case. Can you name a single Jew among them? This is Wisconsin.

  117. @Reg Cæsar

    The Krauts weren’t being complicated, they were anal retentive.

    As a seriously OCD part-German, I agree with you.

    However, I suspect Freud was only succumbing to his personal bias or experience when he labeled it “anal retentive.” It is, more correctly, “obsessive,” and it does run down the genetic line and curse us.

    • Replies: @RobinG
    , @Rob
  118. Luzzatto says:
    @Clyde

    The Democratic Party treats political ideology as a racial group. Under their system there are only 2 races in The U.S, Black Adjacent and White Adjacent.

    Kyle Rittenhouse shot 3 Jogger Adjacent men. So it’s an anti-Black hate crime as long as you see it through a Democrat mental gymnastics lense.

    • Agree: J.Ross
  119. magilla says:
    @Anon

    You’re (or you is) a racist for doubting the wise, obese black woman. If she says they been shooting, they been shooting. Check your privilege. /sarc

    These people are hopelessly stupid. I wish we could give them their own country so they would be forced to live in a country they created and had to manage themselves. They’d recreate Haiti in less than a decade.

    • Replies: @Polistra
    , @AndrewR
  120. Luzzatto says:

    All future U.S Census forms should have only 2 racial boxes to choose from, Black Adjacent and White Adjacent.

  121. S Johnson says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Based Channel Islands and Isle of Man didn’t join up with the post-national United Kingdom but remained personal fiefdoms of the King and his successors. The Channels are the last remnants of the Duchy of Normandy held by the British Crown. My dad once had tea with the Seigneur of Sark when Queen Elizabeth II visited and and had to drive in reverse down a long country lane when he encountered her car coming in the opposite direction.

  122. @Hapalong Cassidy

    My favorite math teacher in junior high school was Mrs. Rittenhouse. It was known throughout our school that she had appeared nude in Playboy magazine a few years before, when she was a student at the University of Colorado.

    Playboy always, periodically, featured photo spreads of “The Girls of Whatever Region of Colleges,” and my math teacher was in it.

    I was her student and then her student assistant. She was very smart and very nice, and yes, she was very pretty.

  123. @Reg Cæsar

    Peak never made it boomer. Pointless pedantry followed by mind numbingly boring tidbits in response to an extremely interesting comment.

    Are you just jealous that you can’t contribute at that level?

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  124. @Chrisnonymous

    I trust you told your Cow-Orker that you will be niggardly in your praise of her in future,

  125. @Twinkie

    The engine was dangerously prone to overheating ….Anyone who has owned a BMW in recent years…..

    The low coolant sensor alert level in mine is way too relaxed.

    I know this because my Bimmer stopped using its interior as a heatsink for the engine after I responded to the low coolant alert and refilled the system to the proper level.

    Heck, even the hood is mich cooler to the touch after my typical commute.

  126. @Buzz Mohawk

    After that, the maker went crazy and very un-BMW.

    Current BMW styling is awful…they look like Toyotas.

    Maybe that’s an unfortunate side effect of their partnership on the current Supra…who knows?

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
  127. @Buzz Mohawk

    Be grateful you never owned an Audi S4 B6 (twin turbo 4.3 liter V8 in a little car). You have to remove the front end, radiator and part of the fenders just to get at the intercoolers:

    Doesn’t that look like a fun job for a mechanic? German engineering is sadistic.

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
    , @JMcG
  128. Muggles says:
    @Scott in PA

    On what crime, you ask? Give Merrick Beria the man and he will produce the crime.

    Nice touch, though a bit obscure for 99% of Americans.

    They never knew anyone named “Merrick” (who wouldn’t have survived elementary school in my time) or “Beria.”

    Stupidity & ignorance are popular American drugs.

    Often also fatal.

  129. MarkinLA says:
    @S. Anonyia

    They do care about an opportunity to riot and loot.

  130. Muggles says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Rods From God up

    That’s what they call the go-go boys in cages at a local club. So a friend says…

  131. Jack D says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    I had an E28 that was very reliable EXCEPT that the automatic transmission (made by ZF and not BMW – the best automatic transmissions in the world are made by GM who basically invented them – even Rolls Royce used to buy Hydramatic transmissions) had a known failure that if you high idled the car in neutral or park it would destroy one of the clutch packs. If that car had a manual transmission I would have it still. The straight 6 engine was bulletproof and just the right level of technology – overhead cam and fuel injection but without variable valve timing which is a government driven nightmare in most newer engines.

    Yes the newer ones are crap. They are all sold on 3 year leases after which the warranty is over and the value plummets like a stone because buyers discount for the cost of fixing them and they are overly complicated and unreliable and expensive to fix because they are not really built with fixing in mind. BMW would be happy if you would crush the car after 3 years and buy a new one from them. You can (or before Covid could) get (what seems to be) a really good deal on a 3 or 4 year old BMW for not much more than a Honda despite the sticker when new being double, but if you buy it you will find out later why that price was so low.

    The crown in automotive engineering long ago passed to the Japanese and now to the Koreans and the German brands are like overpriced designer handbags – you are paying for the name, not the craftsmanship. But the age of the internal combustion engine will be drawing to a close and soon it will all be moot. I’m sure back in the day, people debated whether Baldwin or Alco steam engines were better but nowadays no one knows or cares what these even were.

  132. J.Ross says:

    >rednecks were shooting at us
    uh …
    >but somehow never managed to hit one of us
    um …
    >in the 60s, when they probably shot better because there was less alternative recreation and more discipline
    er …
    >and Kyle was one of those rednecks even though he’s Hispanic.
    Aha …
    >and the Martyred Freedom Riders are the same as a mentally ill pedophile
    Well, a broken clock is right twice a day.

  133. @Kratoklastes

    Thank you.

    Any time something like this comes up, I try to remind people that the United States has never let on about what it really has up its sleeve. When it comes to aerospace, especially so. Do you really think your little analysis covers whatever this massive, military-industrial-technological-academic-scientific complex has come up with since anything you’ve ever heard of?

    No, you don’t know anything about it.

    As far as accuracy and other details go, let’s be honest and just admit that we don’t even know the true nature of what’s up there. We don’t. Periodically, the US goverment reveals something it has had flying for a long time. They do that magic “reveal” when they think it will give them the maximum effect around the world. They are not ever showing their whole hand.

    Americans play poker.

    • Replies: @Rob
  134. Muggles says:
    @anonymous

    I don’t think many actual black women (Black!) will like this image.

    The hair! The horror! Their hair!

  135. J.Ross says:
    @Buffalo Joe

    I wonder how the people whose businesses were burnt to ash for something completely unrelated to them feel about Kyle Rittenhouse.

    • Replies: @Alden
    , @Buffalo Joe
  136. @Joe Stalin

    Let me guess. If you hold it “gangsta style”, you shoot yourself in the foot?

  137. Steve Sailer:

    “(Do you ever get the impression that during World War II the Germans had too much creativity for their own good?)”

    Sailor, Germany lost WW2 not because of excess of creativity, but simply because ther3e is nothing that they could have done to win it after Hitler decided to open two fronts in the war. Germany is a country roughly the size of Texas, and the Nazis decided to pick a fight with not one, but with 2 industrial giants each one of which 20-30+ X larger in territory and resource capacity to it.

    The Wehrmacht was an absolute *beast* of an army, arguably the best army ever since the Roman Legions from the late Republic/early Empire, but even the Wehrmacht could do no better than beating 1 industrial giant given the vry limited German resources. Going up against the U.S.S.R and the U.S.A sealed it’s doom. It was completely hopeless at this point. The U.S.S.R + U.S.A had a resource capacity literally two oders of magnitude, literally 100 X greater than Germany’s. Those are the kinds of stats you just can’t beat, no matter how efficient and good you are.

    Americans love to brag about winning WW2, but the reality is that, when America entered the European war front in July, 1944, Germany was already in it’s death spiral. Germany could have beat the U.S.S.R despite the U.S.S.R’s huge advantage in tanks, troops and petrol if Hitler had played his cards right. But he didn’t. Beating a country that much larger and with over twice the population was already an extremely tall order, but it was doable for the formidable Wehrmacht. But they would have had to have flawless strategy and execution, and they didn’t. When the other industrial behemoth, the U.S.A, entered the war it was completely over for Germany. It is noteworthy, though, that, even in shambles, the Wehrmacht still beat the Americans at the battle of the Bulge even though the Americans had a numerical advantage of 2 to 1, and even though the Wehrmacht was functioning at only 40% of it’s 1939 efficiency at that point. This shows what a beast of a military the German Military was.

    What would have happened if Germany had beaten the U.S.S.R and America stayed out of the European front? They ran thousands of sims to answer that question. The most likely scenario is that, empowered by the atomic bomb and it’s victory over Japan, the U.S would declare war on Germany anyway in 1945, mostly for the sake of it’s only European ally, the U.K.

    At first, from late 1945 to mid 1946, America would cause some extremely heavy damage to the western front of Germany, with a few successful nuke attacks on German fortresses and key industrial hubs. Teh Germans would respond dramatically upgrading the Lufftwaffe, and with it’snew hyper-sonic planes would shoot down any American plane coming from the Atlantic, making American nukes redundant as America lacked rocket technology to use them in ranged fashion, and relied on planes to deliver them. Besides a new massive air force of hyper-sonic planes, Germany would develop, using it’s rocket technology, effective guided missiles to shoot down nuke-carrying American planes, as heat-sensing technology was already being developed in the early 50’s.

    So a protracted Cold War between a racist Europe led by Germany and the U.S.A would follow. The Americans would not be able to invade of effectively defeat Germany as the Germans would be able to shoot down nuke-carrying American planes much faster than America could make them. Conversely, Germany would not be able to defeat the U.S in battle either, as Americans would simply nuke German forces from the skies with the atomic bombs given to them by Jewish scientists. It would be a stalemate, with both sides desperately trying to get the other component needed for nuclear I.C.B.Ms before the other. But here is where is gets really bad for America: they estimated that it was far more likely that Germany would develop nukes before America would be able to develop the sophisticated ballistic missled to deliver them to other continents. Germany never lacked brilliant physicists of non-Jewish ancestry(ex. Werner Heisenberg), while America was completely clueless about rocketeering. France developed nukes starting from scratch and had them as soon as the early 1950’s, so this gives you a clue that Europe was just a few years away from having nukes. Most likely, by the late 1950’s, early 1960’s, Germany would have nukes armed to I.C.B.Ms, and they would probably wipe out a couple of east coast American cities like N.Y.C and of course the national capital, Washington D.C, in retaliation for the massacres of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and just because Hitler was, well, Hitler.

    I some times ask myself what would have happened if, instead of being the size that it is, Germany were a continent-sized country of 250 million people. They would most likely dwarf the entire World combined in terms of raw power, technology and culture. The entire Human species would be their slaves.

    It’s a good thing that the World had communist U.S.S.R and liberal U.S.A to stop the emergence of that racist white empire.

    • Replies: @Joe Stalin
    , @Nicholas Stix
  138. Why do the names of all these four guys sound like villian names out of a Die Hard script?

  139. You can’t make this stuff up:

    Mayor Bradshaw resides in Cambridge’s historic district with his partner, Natalee Tubman, and their two dogs, Stella and Barren.

    https://www.choosecambridge.com/307/Mayor-Andrew-Bradshaw

    The mayor of Cambridge, Maryland, on the Eastern Shore, is accused of “revenge porn” against his ex-girlfriend. No mention of his party, so you know what that means. (Blacks plus Hispanics account for a little more than half the population.)

    I certainly hope the entire household is barren!

    Who is Andrew Bradshaw’s partner? Maryland mayor charged for racist revenge porn

    Natalee is a white Tubman. According to LinkedIn, she is a “Case Manager at Maryland Department of Juvenile Services”. Which would give her the training and experience to deal with someone like her Andy.

  140. @Chrisnonymous

    I like that he worked in “grassy knoll.”

  141. @Jack D

    But the age of the internal combustion engine will be drawing to a close and soon it will all be moot.

    Can you get an electric with manual transmission?

    • Replies: @Jack D
  142. Flip says:
    @YetAnotherAnon

    They need stop and frisk in Chicago.

  143. @Jack D

    My 1998 E39 had a manual transmission, which was great. Long clutch throw, though, and not exactly smooth. An engineer friend did a mod that smoothed it out a lot. There was a little delay valve in the line, and he removed it. Problem solved. I’m not sure why BMW put it in there, unless they were catering to drivers who absolutely didn’t know how to operate a clutch.

    That car did have the variable valve timing, though. I thought it was great, theoretically. There never was a problem with it, anyway. Bulletproof straight six, as you say. Easy revving and enough power. Economical too. It would hit thirty miles per gallon on road trips, which was amazing for a car so fast and nice.

    It had an all-aluminum suspension, and it cornered like a lighter car.

  144. @Franz

    no, it was

    “A Day at the Race”

    • Agree: Franz
  145. GeneralRipper [AKA "Antaeus"] says:

    This just in: Jump Kick Man has been identified, and lo and behold he’s a negro with a lengthy criminal record who was violating probation on the night of the shooting in Kenosha.

    https://newstalk1130.iheart.com/featured/common-sense-central/content/2021-11-16-the-disturbing-story-of-the-rittenhouse-cases-mysterious-jump-kick-man/

    I’m flabbergasted…lol

    • Replies: @D. K.
  146. Alfa158 says:
    @Expletive Deleted

    Oddly enough that was one of the factors in the successful defense of Rorke’s Drift. The Zulus had captured rifles and a ridge that would have allowed them to fire over the British defenses. However, not understanding ballistics, the Zulus thought that you could increase the effectiveness of the bullets by firing them at a high angle like a mortar so they would rain down on the Brits with greater force. Of course none of the bullets wasted that way came anywhere close to the intended targets.

  147. Luzzatto says:
    @Ragno

    Crimes against Blacks are rarely covered by the Democrat run mainstream media because in 90% to 95% of the time the perpetrators are also Black. It’s not because the media are trying to protect White Supremacists.

  148. Tony says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Yeah, ok, so what. Bottom line: did you get any action?

    • Agree: V. Hickel
    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
    , @Truth
  149. @John Johnson

    The Germans pre-war had introduced a new machine gun (MG-34, later MG-42) but kept the bolt action rifle, shortened with turned down bolt handle K98. Their tactics were to fight around the Gruppe MG. The Germans didn’t think semiauto rifles were necessary.

    Upon invading Russia they were outgunned by semiauto SVT Tokarevs, later the Russians issued as many submachine guns as possible. The Germans had the first assault rifle, the MP-43, MP-44, Stg-44, never enough.

    The Germans took the Tokarev gas system for the G-43 semiauto rifle, which was never available in any numbers until the last months of the war.

    • Replies: @MarkinLA
    , @John Johnson
  150. Alfa158 says:
    @Jack D

    Seems to also be luck of the draw from car to car, and how much the Germans have responded to the competition.
    One of my relatives has poured enormous amounts of money into her Hondas. She takes her current Civic in to the dealer for an oil change, gets an estimate for \$3500 in additional work and just pays for it.
    On the other hand I’ve owned five German cars, one VW, two BMW’s, two Mercedes. The first two were mediocre on reliability but still nothing major like transmissions or engine overhauls.
    The third, a 3 series BMW was quite good. The current two, a 2o14 Mercedes and 2016 BMW have literally needed nothing but routine service. Nothing at all has failed. It also helps we have two local mechanics who are factory trained in the two brands, and either charge half as much for the scheduled service as a dealer would, or tell us the cars don’t even really need what’s in the manual, the factory and dealers are being too conservative. YMMV.
    Despite my handle I have only owned one Italian car. I was born within commuting distance of the new Alfa factory and would never buy one of the Giulia’s. I know what I’m not good at and wouldn’t want a car built by people who might also have trouble getting that last 1% of anything perfect.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    , @Polistra
  151. For those wondering who this “white supremacist” was…

  152. @Dumbo

    Everyone – defendant, lawyers and judge inclusive – is of German descent.

    Your username consistently checks out.

    • Replies: @Expletive Deleted
  153. @Calvin Hobbes

    This really is Dixieland Jazz, my father’s favorite music. It is cool to see a young generation doing it. BTW you don’t really have a full Dixieland band unless there is a guy playing a washboard, as you see here. High culture. 🙂

  154. @Intelligent Dasein

    Look, the morons who brought this upon us are all here. I don’t know YOU but if you freaked out about Covid and stayed home for a week and bought a mask before you were governmentally obligated to do so then you are one of them.

    You don’t get to start a fire and then whine later on about the direction it took.

    Sane people always knew that the Covid Scare came from prople with particular kinds of mental diseases rampant in the United States, much as we know now that mandatory vaxing and masking are terrible because of the MANDATORY part of it but that neither one of them are to be feared by those who desire them.

    The dangers of Covid were overhyped.

    The dangers of Vaxing are even more overhyped.

    The evil of enforced masking, vaxing, papieren by employers or governments or schools is UNDERhyped.

    • Replies: @Alden
  155. @Reg Cæsar

    I was a kid when that happened. I remember seeing it on TV and being confused about what possible right the US could have to keep a kid with no mom from his dad.

    Or society is anti-male because all societies are.

  156. @Calvin Hobbes

    Oh, I didn’t mean I couldn’t make the lyrics out, Calvin, but the music was so good that the lyrics mean nothing at that point. Thanks for the 2nd song too!

  157. @petit bourgeois

    Yuck.

    Audis are notorious for maintenance, maintenance, maintenance. And these days, their owners have a reputation for being the biggest a-holes on the road. That title belonged to BMW drivers when I was one.

    German engineering is sadistic.

    I sort of agree with you.

    • Replies: @Expletive Deleted
  158. JMcG says:
    @petit bourgeois

    The BMW radial on the FW-190 was much easier to deal with. The whole power unit came off and could be swapped out or worked on with relative ease. That looks like a LeMans car.

  159. @The Wild Geese Howard

    BMW went wrong when they employed Adrian Van Hooydonk as their vice president of design. He ruined their cars, and they still are recovering.

    It all went wrong with his replacement for the excellent — and very BMW — E39, which I happily owned. Downhill from there.

  160. @Matt Buckalew

    Peak never made it boomer.

    You’re the one using pointless, and mindless, 1980s slang. (And can’t find the dash key.) Who came up with that stupid term anyway, and when was he born? Hell, Steve may have worked with the guy. He was in market research “back in the day”.

    Pointless pedantry followed by mind numbingly boring tidbits in response to an extremely interesting comment.

    The Welshman’s comment was indeed extremely interesting. Just incorrect on one point, which I briefly corrected. So sorry if it offended you. It didn’t seem to offend him.

    It’s hardly pointless: It means that no part of the UK itself was occupied by German forces at all.

    I assume you are not a gun owner, like your senatorial relative from Fishing Creek Township undoubtedly was. You would not find the stark difference in firearms policy between the UK and Jersey to be “mind-numblingly boring” were it to come to your state.

    (It also illustrates changes from 1912 to 2012. The 1912 IOC couldn’t browbeat the Swedes into permitting boxing, which was then illegal.)

    Are you just jealous that you can’t contribute at that level?

    Why not compare your own reply with S Johnson’s?

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/rosenbaum-huber-and-grosskreutz-named-honorary-blacks/#comment-5010064

  161. @RobinG

    Sorry to hear that. God bless and help the Swedes.

  162. @RobinG

    It is, more correctly, “obsessive,” and it does run down the genetic line and curse us.

    Swedes, too.

    This is why Danes are so laid-back. They are wedged uncomfortably between two uptight tribes.

    • Replies: @Paperback Writer
  163. MarkinLA says:
    @David In TN

    According to this only 1 million Tokarevs were manufactured in the war while 17.4 million Mosin-Nagants were so they were not a signiticant factor. During the Great Home Guard Rifle Flood of 1990-2000 unissued Tokarevs could be had for 240 dollars. I almost bought one but already had a bunch of surplus WWII rifles.Prices now make me wish I had.

    https://military.wikia.org/wiki/Tokarev_SVT

    https://military.wikia.org/wiki/Mosin%E2%80%93Nagant

    • Replies: @David In TN
  164. D. K. says:
    @GeneralRipper

    There’s the irony: it is finally announced, quasi-officially, that there was a black man involved in the Kyle Rittenhouse shootings– and it turns out to be the career criminal whom Rittenhouse had missed with both shots! Rittenhouse hit his three white targets with each of his other six shots.

  165. Alden says:

    the millennial.com PM.

    The man who kicked and stomped on my hero Kyle’s head revealed himself to the prosecutor June 2021. He was on eternal probation as it’s called and arrested for DUI. Once again. Eternal probation is when a criminal is on probation for one crime. Commits another crime and gets another term of probation. Then again and again. Never even 5 months in county jail.

    His name has not been revealed because he hasn’t been charged with kicking and stomping Kyle. After his June 2021 arrest for DUI he contacted the prosecutor and offered to testify against Kyle.

    He is 40. A life long criminal like Fentanyl Floyd. Mostly domestic violence . Like Jacob Black. Blacks and their worshippers defend anything a black dies. Kenosha native. One of the grandchildren of the Great Migration of Chicago blacks to Wisconsin.

    He looked to be about 8 inches taller than Kyle. And leapt like a ballet dancer. Too bad Kyle wasn’t able to shoot him. Wonder how many bastard spawn of his the taxpayers support. He’s 40. I’m sure some are already in the Penal system

    • Replies: @Hibernian
  166. Back in the old days guys with those surnames would have been members of the Sturmabteilung.

    • Replies: @Wade Hampton
  167. O/T: The US city run by Muslim Americans

    “The world in two square miles” – Hamtramck lives up to its slogan, with around 30 languages spoken within its 5 sq km area.

    This month, the Midwestern city of 28,000 has reached a milestone. Hamtramck has elected an all-Muslim City Council and a Muslim mayor, becoming the first in the US to have a Muslim-American government.

    • Replies: @Old Prude
  168. @Getaclue

    Geta, I stand corrected. Thank you.

  169. Anon[216] • Disclaimer says:

    I have to admit, this trio of wiggers still have not reached the heights of the crazy that real blacks can produce.

    Case in point: Black paramedic got high as a kite, went on a call anyway and crashed his ambulance, killed his patient and tried to flee the scene in an Uber. Whites just don’t do insane stuff like that. You can’t trust blacks in any job that require serious personal responsibility.

    https://nypost.com/2021/11/16/allegedly-intoxicated-medic-kills-patient-after-crashing-ambulance/?utm_source=sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=news_alert&utm_content=20211116&lctg=60a05d06cc957c4540206329&utm_term=NYP%20-%20News%20Alerts

  170. Curle says:
    @Intelligent Dasein

    At least 50% of people die at an age lower than average life expectancy.

    • Replies: @Intelligent Dasein
  171. V. Hickel says:
    @Kratoklastes

    clear case of projection: old joe knows how it is to actually get away with murder

  172. Alden says:
    @Flip

    University of Chicago has been menaced by blacks since the 1949s when they got on the train is the southern states and got off at the 55th street station in Chicago.

    Too bad about victim Zheng Had be been a young White man no one would have cared. University staff are vicious anti Whites and should get what they deserve from their beloved pets. I’ve always wondered how White Bernadette Dohrn, Bill Ayers and their son Chesa Boudin managed to survive all those years in Hyde Park.

  173. Anyone on the ground in Kenosha? Is Capt Mike’s as fun as it looks? It’s still standing. Is it still open?

  174. @Tony

    Oh, c’mon! I was in 7th through 9th grade. She was married to a physicist who worked on nuclear reactor research for the navy. Lucky guy to be married to her. And I repeat, she was a very good math teacher who just happened to have appeared in Playboy magazine.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    , @R.G. Camara
  175. Jack D says:
    @Alfa158

    wouldn’t want a car built by people who might also have trouble getting that last 1% of anything perfect

    1%? For Italian carmakers, 10% is close enough.

    After my BMW, I had an Audi, which is really a VW with a nicer interior. Knowing what I know now, I will never buy another one.

    You definitely need to stay away from the dealer once the warranty is over and find a good local mechanic. Basically what you need is an old white guy. All my mechanics have been old white guys. The more crotchety the better. If you find a mechanic who is a smooth talker (like the service writers at the dealers who are on commission) then watch your wallet.

    • Replies: @JMcG
  176. Jack D says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Nowadays the lady schoolteachers like ’em young. I don’t know how many female schoolteachers have been arrested for having sex with their students and those are just the ones that get caught. I think that (white) male schoolteachers know that if they do this with their female students nowadays they will lock them up and throw away the key so the females have taken over this business.

    • LOL: JMcG
  177. Curle says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    “ I was her student and then her student assistant.”

    Did you drop your pen frequently?

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
  178. Jack D says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Most electric cars don’t have a transmission period, nor do they need one. They do have some kind of gear reduction because electric motors like to spin fast (up to 18,000 rpm). But it’s permanently engaged with no clutch or torque converter or capacity to change gear ratios present or needed because electric motors produce full torque at 0 rpm.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  179. @Curle

    At least 50% of people die at an age lower than average life expectancy.

    Actually, they don’t. As the quants and pedants here will surely inform you, the median age at death (i.e. the age lower than which exactly 50% of people die) is 82 years and change, while life expectancy at birth is 77. The majority of people outlive the life expectancy. Interestingly, the modal age at death (i.e. the single age at which more people die than any other single age) is all the way up to 86. This is why, when you comb through the obituary pages, the majority of the departed seem to be in their 80s and 90s even though life expectancy remains stubbornly stuck in the 70s.

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3000019/

    Anyway, none of this is anything to the point. The oldest person on this list is 63. Yes, I am aware of the possibility of confirmation bias, but if you have any facts to weigh against my interpretation, please present them rather than just making a snide remark.

  180. @Reg Cæsar

    If one actually travels to Bingen am Rhein, they can see Jesus’ maternal grandmother lying in state.

  181. Cori Bush’s tweet is hilariously fake.

    I’ll take things that never happened for \$1000, Alex.

  182. @Buzz Mohawk

    as known throughout our school that she had appeared nude in Playboy magazine a few years before, when she was a student at the University of Colorado.

    Playboy always, periodically, featured photo spreads of “The Girls of Whatever Region of Colleges,” and my math teacher was in it.

    So she was a jack-off model. What a great lady.

    • Replies: @Old Prude
  183. Rob says:

    This is off-topic, but I think that’s forgivable in a 172 comment thread.

    Has anyone seen articles about Healthcare workers burning out and quitting? I’m not saying that they are wrong. Healthcare costs have skyrocketed over the decades. Not much of that money has gone to nurses or workers even lower on the totem pole. I don’t think it’s even gone to rank and file doctors. My guess is it’s gone to executives, the most senior doctors, snd equipment/supply makers. In the last one might be somewhat deserved MRI machines have been transformative, but EpiPens have not changed much over the decades and the price! Over a decade, the price for a two-pack has gone up from \$93.88 to \$608.61, an increase of more than 500%, that was in 2018, I doubt they’ve gotten much cheaper. Scott Alexander wrote a very interesting piece on cost disease back in 2018.

    [MORE]

    Anyway, back to healthcare workers quitting. I was struck, however, by the fact that every single nurse and doctor they interviewed about either burning out and staying or quitting medicine was female. There was one man who left his nursing job to take a job as a travel nurse to get paid more. The article said that some hospitals have had to hire back former staff as travel nurses for more money.

    I wonder if businesses have really thought through replacing men with women. For better or worse, men tend to be better able to compartmentalize, so “work-life balance” is easier. Women talk about it more, but I think that’s because it’s harder for them to achieve it. Men also tend to be colder, and it seems women experience more intense emotions, with the huge exception of anger, so difficult patients hurt women more than men. Because having covid to the extent of needing hospitalization is now a voluntary condition of non-whites and conservatives, the patients are very unpleasant, though the article did not discuss the demographics.

    I cannot fault healthcare workers for quitting in the face of a pandemic. It seems to me that a pandemic means the demand curve for healthcare workers has shifted because hospitals want more workers at every price. At the same time, the supply curve shited to, as more dangerous and unpleasant working conditions mean fewer workers are available at every price. The new intersection means workers need to get paid more. If hospitals wanted employees to work for a particular wage regardless of changing conditions, then they should have given long-ish term contracts.

    Anyway, just an interesting article. Immigration was not mentioned, but I’ll bet hospitals were betting on immigrant nurses to drive down wages and working conditions, but the immigrants never materialized.

    I must point out that if hospital workers are burnt out and quitting to the point that operational effectiveness is heavily impacted, then you can minimize your chances of hospitalization by getting fucking vaccinated.

  184. @Jack D

    Nowadays the lady schoolteachers like ’em young.

    Seriously, I wonder how much porn has influenced teachers/students to engage in sexual relations (teacher-student porn is a very popular category, and porn is normalized now for both teenagers and adults) v. how much of this has always been the case and we’re just noticing it more these days thanks to moral panic and the internet.

    But, only half-seriously, where were these slutty chick teachers when I was in school???

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
  185. @Curle

    Did you drop your pen frequently?

    LOL. I used a pencil for math, and no. Again, she was a good math teacher who just happened to have posed for Playboy magazine. Yes, all of us boys thought that was great.

    One thing I DO find interesting is how this subject apparently would be far bigger today. I would not be surprised if my wonderful math teacher would lose her job over this today. See? We have much less freedom now.

    • Replies: @Old Prude
  186. @Calvin Hobbes

    Their version of “What’s the Matter With the Mill” is a real street classic. The lead singer does a pretty good Billy Holiday, btw.

    • Replies: @Calvin Hobbes
  187. Rob says:
    @Ragno

    blue cities are reduced to bribing their free-range hottentots

    That’s a fucking nasty thing to say. The Hottentots were a gentle people, living off the land. They do not deserve to have their name dragged through the mud by associating them with America’s vile blacks.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  188. @Jack D

    Indeed this is remarkable. Honestly, I would have welcomed such advances in junior high or high school. Perhaps legally the subject of consent needs to be explored a little further…

  189. Alden says:

    Well, they behaved more like blacks than Whites 15 years in prison for child rape, attacks on women stupid enough to get involved with them, mentally ill drunk drivers drug users unemployed. Nothing to do with their worthless lives than go to a riot. Was on YouTube and some anti Kyle news reports came on One White liberal claimed setting an arson fire in a car lit us no big deal. Does that liberal know what happens in a car lot, parking lot anywhere vehicles are parked?

    Cars trucks whatever vehicles are full of gasoline, motor oil and most of the parts are lubricated with oil. The car dealership would have exploded. And the fire would have spread because the fire trucks would have been blocked by the rioters

    All because babymomma and child beater black useless waste of oxygen criminal Jacob Blake was prevented from robbing her car and kidnapping their children Children he was forbidden to contact by one of several restraining orders.

  190. Women have changed, friend-o. They act a good deal more like men these days, in satisfying themselves, and the old “good girl/bad girl” dichotomy has been blurred. That is at some cost to women, I think, but the young ones don’t tend to put too much thought into the future.

  191. @Jack D

    Doesn’t sound like much fun to drive.

    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
  192. Rob says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Huh. I wonder if part of the reason for America’s former success is that by blending both the genomes and cultures of various European cultures the WASPs in charge could have Germans design things snd people with different personalities nix things that were too complicated or even require that German engineers do reasonable things that went against their inclinations.

    Like this old joke:

    In heaven: The chefs are French; the police are English; the lovers are Italian; the mechanics are German, and the whole place is run by the Swiss.

    In hell: The chefs are English; the police are German; the lovers are Swiss; the mechanics are French, and the whole place is run by the Italians.

    Come to think of WW2, America’s materiel output was amazing. What ethnicities contributed to various areas of that? I know Euro Jews were most of the brains behind the fission bomb, but who designed the jeep and all our planes? Who organized the whole war industrial footing?

    Was it mostly WASPs, the old American upper class? If so, it’s amazing that we could win wars when WASPs were the dominant ethnicity, but as Jews became more and more dominant, we got worse at war. Not just in terms of which winning but in terms of picking wars to fight or not fight. Like, with Jews running things, we invaded Iraq and Afghanistan, but do nothing about the Mexican invasion.

    • Thanks: Calvin Hobbes
    • Replies: @Alden
  193. @Rob

    They do not deserve to have their name dragged through the mud by associating them with America’s vile blacks.

    Nor do they deserve to be pushed out of their homeland by Africa’s vile blacks. But you don’t hear too much about Bantufest Destiny, do you?

  194. Alden says:
    @Jack D

    There’s also the fact that like every possible job, White men have driven out of teaching because of affirmative action.

    Plus the slightest accusation of looking lecherous while being a White man is sure to bring every prosecutor looking for a great White defendant . By 1980 the rule for White men teachers was avoid girls as much as possible. If it’s unavoidable make sure it’s 3 or more because 2 kids can stick together on a lie. But with 3 kids one usually caves and tells the truth.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  195. @The Alarmist

    Is that Henry Gibson or Teller? Those two played father-and-son in one movie, so I wasn’t the only one who noticed the resemblence.

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
  196. Alden says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    The restraining order was for both the woman and the kids. So even if he is their father he was under a restraining order to stay away from them.

    You’re projecting White father values on blacks.

    • Thanks: Calvin Hobbes
  197. @additionalMike

    Their version of “What’s the Matter With the Mill” is a real street classic.

    I think that song is about E.D. I don’t know of any other song about E. D.

    • Replies: @Gary in Gramercy
  198. Jack D says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Breaking the Enigma was MUCH more complicated than that.

    However, the Germans did have little anal retentive rules that did make the code breakers life paradoxically easier, such as:

    Not allowing a wheel order to be repeated on a monthly setting sheet.

    The stipulation that no letter should be connected on the plugboard to its neighbor in the alphabet.

    Whoever gave these orders probably thought that they were making the cypher harder while in fact anything that reduces the possible permutations only makes it easier.

    Even so, breaking Enigma was not trivial.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  199. @Buzz Mohawk

    …she had appeared nude in Playboy magazine a few years before, when she was a student at the University of Colorado.

    Because she had nice boulders?

    Digression: “sportsball” can still be pure, even in World Cup qualification:

    [MORE]

  200. @Hapalong Cassidy

    It’s had a huge frog idol in it since 1941.
    The internet autists are hailing it as a Sign.
    Their deity will protect young Kyle.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  201. @Jack D

    Breaking the Enigma was MUCH more complicated than that.

    Of course, but that was the opening they entered through.

  202. @Alden

    By 1980 the rule for White men teachers was avoid girls as much as possible.

    And never, ever, ever, ever, ever close the office door. (I was a TA once.)

    • Replies: @Alden
  203. @kihowi

    Well, I did snort-laugh at the situation when my boss brought it up. The fact he had never heard even of the Byzantine Empire, let alone the adjective, was surprising, but he is a pretty laid back and nice guy, so I can’t really get upset with him. As far as I know, he accepted my explanation of the situation. My co-worker, I just try to avoid.

    • Replies: @Boomthorkell
  204. Escher says:

    Talk about poisoning the well.
    Next she will issue threats to the jurors about what will happen if they vote the wrong way.

  205. @al gore rhythms

    No. I think she had pre-existing but shallow knowledge combined with an immature, misplaced mothering instinct.

    • Replies: @Alden
  206. @Buzz Mohawk

    their owners have a reputation for being the biggest a-holes on the road.

    My dad hired an Audi as soon as he got off the boat to go skiing up them Alps (he was one of those rare Englishmen who was not prone to making hilariously lethal unforced errors in a lefthand drive vehicle).

    When I mentioned the curious uptick in truly rage-filled tailgating, roundabout-charging, slip-road barging, mainly black Audi saloons I’d noticed, he said that that Audi was the most uncomfortable car he’d ever sat in. Miles worse than the Hillman Husky he started driving in. He was a normal-sized, very fit blond man, so alien ergonomics shouldn’t have been an issue.

    By the time he got to Grossgarglewangensteinle or wherever, he said he was in a spitting rage and no little discomfort, and would have done anything to get out of the accursed sauerkraut-burner to the point of committing violence.

    I had assumed the problem was young sales reps and other knobheads and Deanos being given these otherwise inoffensive motors as fleet vehicles/company cars.
    Nope, he assured me, it’s the damn’ car. Sends people psycho. More uncomfortable than his old ejector seat, he reckoned.

  207. @Kratoklastes

    Man… I have kind of assumed that talking to my boss put the whole thing to rest. I hope that is not naive.

  208. @Undisclosed

    So was Herr Mark Richards’ name Reichhardt in the old country? Not a Welshman/Englishman?
    And his sidekick Corey C. Chirafisi?

  209. Alden says:
    @J.Ross

    A real tragedy was Jack’s Jewelry and Pawn in 4th street in Santa Monica Ca. It’s a shabby frumpy more than 100 year old building. Look at the display windows . Dozens of wedding engagement sets with 3 and 4 carat Emeralds and Sapphires. Ladies Rolex watches for only 12K real Women’s watches not the smaller size men’s watches. 18 K gold diamonds designed like beautiful jewelry Cameos and beautiful things.
    Problem is jewelry can’t be worn with the standard jeans or stretch pants with the type of long baggy top our grandmothers called maternity tops that women wear today.

    And Jack’s didn’t just have a safe in the back fir the jewelry in stock. They had safe deposit books too. That people rented to store and keep safe from burglaries.

    As the Santa Monica Police remained in their parking lot 4 blocks away doing absolutely nothing, Jack’s and every other store on 4th street was looted. Including the safe deposit boxes kept in a separate back room.

    The looters must have known about the safety deposit boxes. Especially as Jack’s was so shabby.

    Santa Monica is between Malibu, Beverly Hills and Bel Air. So the contents of the save deposit boxes must have been expensive.

    Who cares about Nordstrom’s and Pottery Barn
    Jack’s was a unique privately owned store that been in Santa Monica for decades. Beautiful feminine design jewelry expensive but decent prices.

  210. Alden says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    And don’t live in the neighborhood or suburb you teach in. Might run into a student in the supermarket.

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
  211. @MarkinLA

    The Russians discontinued using the Tokarev in large numbers after 1941, as you can see from wartime photos. The Mosin Nagant was cheap to make and simple to use. The PPSH 41 submachine gun was issued widely, to entire units I have read.

    I have a SVT-40 Tokarev rifle in my own gun collection.

    • Replies: @Twinkie
  212. Alden says:
    @Rob

    From colonial times including the global 7 years war which we fought with the English right up to August 1945 surrender of Japan America won every war we ever fought.
    1948 Truman desegregated the military
    2 or 3 Years later we were in Korea losing.

  213. @Expletive Deleted

    Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia boasts the Rosenbach Museum and Library. Kenoshans should establish their own Rittenhouse Square, with a Rosenbaum Museum and Library.

    An Ethical Society would be a nice addition, too.

    • Replies: @Expletive Deleted
  214. Twinkie says:
    @MEH 0910

    Wunderwaffe

    Far from being “overly creative” or “too scientific,” the Germans, especially some Nazi leaders of the day, including Hitler, subscribe to mystical and cultish beliefs in destiny and behaved accordingly (somewhat similarly to the Japanese of the same period).

    For example, upon being allied to the Japanese, Hitler was reputedly elated and exclaimed “We are now allied to the people who haven’t lost a war in two thousand years” or some such nonsense. He also kept hoping for a deus ex machina ending to World War II in the same manner as Frederick “won” the Seven Years’ War (Frederick “the Great” managed to get his whole national destroyed and was on the verge of a total defeat and conquest when the anti-Prussian Empress Elizabeth of Russia died and pro-Prussian Peter III ascended to the throne, leading to the sudden and dramatic collapse of the anti-Prussian coalition).

    So the Germans kept coming up with harebrained schemes and weapons that would somehow lead to a miraculous 11th hour victory when, in reality, they should have rationalized production and prioritized producing reliable, proven major weapon systems that were in great demand at the front (that did eventually happen, but much too late to make a difference and, in any case, the Germans were running out manpower faster than armaments).

    Hence the grandiose declarations of tausendjähriges Reich that didn’t even last fifteen years.

    Whenever I watch mixed martial arts and I see some new hot prospect or champion who talks of his grand “destiny” and how after he dominates his weight class, he’s going to go up and conquer heavier weight classes, only to see him get smashed in his first title defense, I always think of Hitler’s tausendjähriges Reich and say to myself, “Whom gods would destroy, they first make him arrogant.”

    There is no destiny – all are contingent. Only God knows the future.

  215. Twinkie says:
    @David In TN

    The PPSH 41 submachine gun was issued widely, to entire units I have read.

    By the end of the war, the Russians were stereotypically swarms of submachine gun-wielding tankodesantniki (“tank-descent”) infantry riding on the T-34, backed by enormous artillery trains, supplied by American trucks.

  216. Twinkie says:
    @John Regan

    Early variant T-34s also had poor reliability to the point the Soviet tankers envied the Germans for their smoothly operating machines. Although like the Panther they improved over time.

    Yes, the T-34 also had its share of issues (the crews were reputedly armed with a mallet to whack the transmission), but it was much simpler and less costly to produce and maintain and was, overall, a more robust design. And aside from its excellent gun (especially in the later 85mm variant, though the initial 76mm gun was no slouch in the early part of the war either) and excellently sloped armor that deflected incoming rounds well, it crucially had outstanding cross-country mobility that German tanks often lacked, a feature of vital importance in landscape awash in mud and devoid of roads. The T-34 benefitted in this regard from using the invention of an American, the Christie suspension system: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christie_suspension

  217. Rob says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Honestly, this sounds like copium. I remember when people said, “the CIA is not incompetent. You don’t know all the stuff they’ve done.” While that might be so, it’s more likely that the intelligence agency that did not see the Soviet coup and collapse just was not very good. Indeed, they have pretty much quit the intelligence business and moved into the assassination space.

    The US government spends a ridiculous amount on aerospace. That is true, but it is nowhere near obvious that we get our money’s worth. For one thing, physics is very limiting. Rockets can only get s much into space for a pound of fuel. Planes can only go so fast before friction heats materials past their operating temperatures. The same limits turbines. In areas where we do know something, the US is not getting much for the spending. The F-whatever has had a ton of money spent on it. Flying saucer capability have not it does, as Yoda might say.

    The fact is that iron laws of bureaucracy take over. We’d probably get more for our spending if the government contractors were dissolved and new companies got all the contracts. When a company delivers on a contract, that’s it. To get more money it has to win a new contract, which might go to a competitor. On the other hand, if it can extend the current contract by a few years and ten billion dollars, then that is a more reliable source of income.

    Not to mention, the materials alone are very expensive. Tough alloys that have very high operating temperatures are hard to machine. Radar-absorbent composite skins cost a lot of money per square foot. The avionics also cost a fortune.

    There are a lot of get-a-thing-into-space systems we could be developing for all the money we spend. A quick googling can tell you about some of them. We don’t develop any of them. The current aerospace contractors know about jets and rockets. They don’t have expertise in building fifty-kilometer-tall Kevlar towers inflated with helium, so they are not in favor of building one, even though launching to orbit from one would save 20-30% of the fuel.

    We spend a lot on aerospace. We don’t get all that much out of it. Almost none of it transfers to civilian use.

    If the “UFOs” that were in the news a few months ago are real and American, then I will eat my hat. You can lord it over me for as long as the iSteve comment section lasts.

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
  218. JMcG says:
    @Jack D

    I had an Alfa thirty years ago. My crusty old white guy was an Italian named Armando who had a very nondescript shop down in South Philly. There were a couple of little black kids throwing bricks at each other in the street the first time I went there. I brought him a bottle of Galliano every time I went to see him.
    Behind the steel door in the brick wall that fronted his shop was a glittering array of Ferraris and Alfas, with a sprinkling of single cylinder Ducatis. It was like entering the Garden of Eden.

    • Replies: @Jack D
  219. Anonymous[203] • Disclaimer says:

    Good guys vs Bad guys.

    Who gets to call the good and the bad.

    Applebaum on good vs bad. So, the likes of Merrick Garland are the good guys and we should look to them for liberty and rights?

  220. riches says:
    @Calvin Hobbes

    The fan base for Dixieland has been mostly white for decades. It was sixty years ago (on both sides of the Atlantic) for Englishman Kenny Ball’s big hit “Midnight in Moscow.”

    I don’t know about the Soviet Union.

  221. JMcG says:
    @Rob

    The company that raised the prices on Epipen was Mylan; since absorbed into Viatris. The Epipen uses technology developed by the Department of Defense to deliver about a dollar’s worth of medicine to those suffering anaphylaxis. The Wikipedia article is illuminating in some ways. It does name Heather Bresch as CEO during the time that a two pack of epipens went from 100.00 to 600.00.
    It doesn’t mention that Mrs. Bresch happens to be the daughter of Senator Joe Manchin (D) WV, that man of the people.
    They are all scum, from top to bottom. Every single one of them. Scum.

    • Replies: @Rob
    , @Jim Don Bob
  222. Dumbo says:
    @Dumbo

    Rosembaum is probably of partial Jewish origin, as his own cousin says. I have never heard of that surname not being Jewish.

    Rosenbaum’s extended family is not Jewish, though there may be a mix of German and Jewish heritage in the past, said Sammy Rosenbaum, a cousin.

    The others, I don’t know, don’t care. Anyway, my comment was a joke, you slow-witted humourless people.

    • Replies: @Alden
  223. Alden says:
    @Alec Leamas (working from home)

    Didn’t most of Cosby’s victims drugged barely unconscious when he raped them? The drugs alone are illegal. And what’s the difference between drugging a woman so she can’t get away and beating her till she can’t get away?

    DA friend did a lot of rape cases. He said every single one claimed the woman consented And the Da asked “ if she she consented why’d you have to break her nose and jaw?” Answer well she liked it fought.

    The MEN OF UNZ are race traitors if they approve of a icky old gargoyle black man drugging White woman for the purpose of rape. How many times were you forced to read To Kill a Mockingbird pro black in rape propaganda? Every year of school from 5th grade to college graduation?

    And by the way, all you virtuous church every Sunday Sunday school teacher grace before meals moral upright MEN OF UNZ.

    Your hero was a married man when he raped those women. Therefore he committed ADULTERY!!!!!!! Violated one of the Ten Commandments Many many’s many times.

    Even if you moralists applaud the rapes, surely you don’t approve violating one if the commandments hands down from heaven by God himself Many many many times.

    The sheer hatred of women on this site is why I firmly believe none of you have never been married or ever has any kind of relationship with a woman in your life.

    And Cosby is black Belongs to the demographic that commits the majority of rapes and child and I do mean child molestations in the country.

    As Steve says, patterns patterns patterns

    Just going by statistics the men most likely to commit rape are black.

  224. duncsbaby says:
    @Intelligent Dasein

    62 and 63 years old aren’t ancient but it isn’t youngish either. With each passing year the prospect that you may not escape the end of it increases.

  225. Alden says:
    @Undisclosed

    I knew covid was a hoax the middle of February 2020. Because the newspapers and news media said covid Plague was a new Black Death Spanish flu epidemic.

    Therefore, it’s a lie. My method really really works. So many times there will be something liberal on the news. Friends will talk about it. I’ll say, it’s in CNN ABC city newspaper therefore it’s a lie.

    A few months later it all turns out to be a total lie.

    • Agree: BB753
  226. Alden says:
    @Dumbo

    Gazillions of Europeans have some Jewish DNA. Because Jews have lived in Europe for about 2,500 years. Plus there’s I guess you can call them pre Jews. Who arrived 4,000 years ago. People whose descendants became Jews. German jews were forced to start using surnames at some point. I think late 1700s. Because by not using last names they could avoid tax collectors and business regulations. If they didn’t adopt surnames . The tax department gave them names. Hence names like cat sugar iron and sugarman

    And who cares. Except isn’t German Jew Bernardine Dorhn weather underground murderer bombed Park police station murdered one cop blinded another career criminal from Wisconsin?

    • Replies: @Expletive Deleted
  227. Polistra says:
    @Alfa158

    The current two, a 2014 Mercedes and 2016 BMW have literally needed nothing but routine service.

    By that point both mfrs had dramatically improved their quality profiles for most (though not all) of their models. Stereotypes die hard, though, and even given all of that they are still no match for the better Asian makes and moreover, when necessary, their repair costs are shocking.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    , @Jack D
  228. Polistra says:
    @magilla

    You’re (or you is) a racist for doubting the wise, obese black woman. If she says they been shooting, they been shooting. Check your privilege.

    Exactly. It was a Grassy Knoll of the Mind, and if you’d been personally oppressed for 400 years you’d understand. Lawsy, I so tired.

    • LOL: magilla, Kylie
  229. duncsbaby says:
    @Rob

    Healthcare costs have skyrocketed over the decades.

    Former Sanford CEO paid more than \$49 million last year
    Fargo, ND, USA / The Mighty 790 KFGO | KFGO
    Paul Jurgens
    Nov 16, 2021 | 10:19 AM

    Kelby Krabbenhoft

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Internal Revenue Service filings show former Sanford Health CEO Kelby Krabbenhoft was paid more than \$49 million in salary, severance and other payouts last year.

    Krabbenhoft left Sanford last year after nearly a quarter-century, receiving a combination of salary, incentive-based pay, severance and two lump-sum payouts from supplemental executive retirement plans. About \$15 million was paid as severance and another \$29 million was given through the retirement plan, which was started in 1983 specifically for Sanford’s executives.

    The amount paid to Krabbenhoft upon his departure is shown on the regional health system’s IRS form 990, which is filed annually.

  230. @YetAnotherAnon

    The M3 .45 submachine gun (grease gun) had 14 parts. The M3A1 had only 13.

  231. @Rob

    My HMO urologist makes \$70,000 a year. He’s a resident, not yet board certified, but that is chicken feed for the work and the training he’s done.

    Motorized wheelchairs cost up to \$17,000, according to an article I read today.

    Medicine is a racket.

  232. @duncsbaby

    I think Kelby’s gonna be okay. \$49M should keep him afloat for quite a while in Dakota.

  233. Cortes says:
    @Calvin Hobbes

    A bit like CW Stoneking of Australia. I thought he was black:

    • Thanks: Calvin Hobbes
  234. @Twinkie

    We are now allied to the people who haven’t lost a war in two thousand years

    This is obviously BS coming from a BS artist,

    1. Battle Baekgang (663) — Japan allied with Baekje were decisively defeated Tang China and Silla

    The Battle of Baekgang was Japan’s greatest defeat in its premodern history. Japan’s losses were enormous. Japan also lost a key ally on the East Asian continent in Baekje as well as a direct link to continental technology and culture.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Baekgang

    The Tang barely bothered to record this battle in their history, as they had much bigger fish to fry at the time, the Khitans, Turks, Goguryeo, Sogdians, Arabs, and above all, the Tibetans.

    2. Toi Invasion (1019) —

    Traumatic memories of the Jurchen raids on Japan, the Mongol invasions of Japan in addition to Japan viewing the Jurchens as “Tatar” “barbarians” after copying China’s barbarian-civilized distinction, may have played a role in Japan’s antagonistic views against Manchus

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toi_invasion

    Both the aforementioned are somewhat earlier in history, but…

    3. Imjin War 文禄の役 Bunroku no Eki (1592 – 1598) Hideyoshi Toyotomi 豊臣秀吉, leads his samurais battle hardened from Sengoku “Warring States” period, most famously the Catholic daimyō, Yukinaga Konishi 小西 行長

    View post on imgur.com


    The Ming and Joseon defeated Hideyoshi on land, and Joseon won at sea
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseon_naval_campaigns_of_1592

    More telling was that the Ming (ethnic Korean) general Li Rumei 李如梅 observed at Battle of Sarhū (1619)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Sarhū

    倭兵は体躯倭少なれども、敏捷にして、鳥銃をよくす。ただし一人同士の戦いとなれば、倭兵三十人をもってしても、満兵一人に敵せざるなり

    Although the Dwarfs (Japanese) are small in size, they are agile and often use muskets. However, when it comes to one-on-one combat, one Manchu soldier can face thirty Japanese soldiers.

    https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/李如梅

    • Replies: @nebulafox
    , @nebulafox
  235. @Reg Cæsar

    Quite a lot of UK city dwellers now lease electric cars. With the current price of diesel at £6.80 an imperial gallon (I probably spend £60 or \$80 a week on fuel) a three year lease deal isn’t much above the cost of simply running a diesel, let alone paying for it.

    OTOH I do probably 50% higher mileage than they do, but the lease deal below is still pretty good at 15,000 miles pa – £60 a week including servicing. Admittedly the car’s much smaller than mine.

    Guys I know with EVs say the acceleration is fantastic, and there’s not that nagging feeling you have with an automatic internal combustion vehicle that automatics are fuel inefficient. They enjoy driving them.

    https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/volkswagen-up-electric-hatchback-60kw-e-up-32kwh-5-doors-auto-lease-8k-miles-135-ps17399-per-month-ps250-cashback-at-vanarama-3826009

    But do you want to (like the guy in the comments) have to spend 45 minutes at lunchtime sat in a cafe while it charges?

  236. nebulafox says:
    @China Japan and Korea Bromance of Three Kingdoms

    The Manchus and Mongols at the head of the Qing military hierarchy kept on believing they were innately martially superior to everybody right up until the dwarves built technology that outstripped their own modernization efforts. To say nothing of what Hong Xiuquan’s merry men did to the local Manchu garrisons. All this after the gwei lo came.

    It’s almost as if there’s a global pattern to these things. Believing you are innately superior and thus don’t need to work == disaster. Then suffering bringing wisdom, cyclically. Paging Aeschylus…

  237. nebulafox says:

    If BLM is stupid enough to want to rate those three as heroes, black America deserves everything that’s coming to it with changing demographics.

    To rip a line off Revelation, Here Is Wisdom from NF, let the person who hath understanding detect what he means.

    • Replies: @Luzzatto
  238. @S

    When the United States entered WW2 Churchill’s immediate reaction was

    “So we had won after all! … we might pay terrible forfeits, but the British Empire, the USA, and the Soviet Union were twice or even thrice the industrial power of Germany, Italy and Japan. Hitler’s fate was sealed. Mussolini’s fate was sealed. As for the Japanese, they would be ground to powder. I went to bed and slept the sleep of the saved and thankful.”

    • Thanks: S
    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
  239. Ed Case says:
    @Franz

    Hungerdunger, Hungerdunger, Hungerdunger … and MacCormack.
    It still makes sense.

  240. nebulafox says:
    @Kratoklastes

    In the big tech conglomerates, it can be a bit of both. You are surrounded by people who seem to believe what they say: and worse, you can’t tell if it is an act or not.

    In this and other ways, it’s a surreal experience to work there. Crazy money, often extremely cool work, and in many ways, you are pampered in ways that shock anybody who has worked anywhere else in America. It’s easy to get domesticated (or intellectually uncurious) if you aren’t careful to actively preserve your brain. But the fishbowl vibe is real.

    • Replies: @RobinG
  241. Rob says:
    @JMcG

    Wow. I cannot believe this did not come to light when he was holding out on the “infrastructure” bill. Maybe because none of the other pols wanted their families’ disgusting behavior on the table. Maybe because I forget who said this, maybe Elizabeth Warren before her heel turn in the last primary, roughly “to become part of the elite you cannot criticize members of the elite as elites.” So, you can criticize Manchin for whatever, but you can’t criticize for even for being the sort of father who raised someone so exploitive.

    You know, the media probably pretends that this is ethics on their part. They were so vile to Chelsea Clinton during Bill’s first Presidential run. I think the pols closed ranks and said, “families are off-limits.” This should totally apply to the appearance of minor children. It should not apply to the behavior of adults. I might make an exception to this for rehab.

    • Replies: @RobinG
  242. Old Prude says:
    @Change that Matters

    Have they got a rainbow flag flying in front of the town hall?

  243. Old Prude says:
    @R.G. Camara

    Is that you, Dad?

    • Troll: R.G. Camara
    • Replies: @R.G. Camara
  244. Old Prude says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    The simultaneous rise in both the pornification and prudification of society is perverse.

    I am reminded of the Zumba teacher in Kennebunk Maine who was turning tricks. It made national news for weeks. A small town prostitute was a national scandal, while pop-culture is awash with filth. Weird.

  245. Jack D says:
    @JMcG

    You never know what is behind those doors. The other day an elderly black man confused his gas pedal for his brake and drove thru a garage door on a back street in Ardmore. It turned out that some rich guy was renting the nondescript old garage to store his valuable car collection – Aston Martins, Jags, etc. – millions of \$ worth. There was major damage to the cars. I don’t think the old man’s \$5,000 property damage liability coverage is going to suffice.

    BTW, are these mechanics born old? Why do you never see young ones?

  246. @J.Ross

    JR, interesting question. They were burned down with or without Rittenhouse being there. Rittenhouse’s presence accelerated the violence. He had no business protecting anything.

  247. AndrewR says:
    @magilla

    It would be more humane to put them out of their misery

  248. @Alden

    Didn’t most of Cosby’s victims drugged barely unconscious when he raped them? The drugs alone are illegal. And what’s the difference between drugging a woman so she can’t get away and beating her till she can’t get away?

    This is not clear. The allegations varied (well, until the different women started getting their stories straight). I think the theme is that Cosby offered or surreptitiously administered party drugs which were common in the 1970s (i.e. quaaludes). The context in all cases was that Cosby invited women into an intimate setting – i.e., his hotel room at night. This is what people used to call an “invitation to an assignation.”

    But all but one of his accusers identified incidents well beyond the applicable statute of limitations. Constand was not clear about when the event occurred, and it may well have occurred beyond the statute of limitations.

    DA friend did a lot of rape cases. He said every single one claimed the woman consented And the Da asked “ if she she consented why’d you have to break her nose and jaw?” Answer well she liked it fought.

    My guess is that DA friend didn’t prosecute time-barred claims.

    The MEN OF UNZ are race traitors if they approve of a icky old gargoyle black man drugging White woman for the purpose of rape. How many times were you forced to read To Kill a Mockingbird pro black in rape propaganda? Every year of school from 5th grade to college graduation?

    By contrast, you’re defending the virtue of white women who went to an icky old gargoyle black man’s hotel room for drinks alone by invitation. I have my doubts that these women were concerned with the race of their lovers, but somehow you think I should be.

    Your hero was a married man when he raped those women. Therefore he committed ADULTERY!!!!!!! Violated one of the Ten Commandments Many many’s many times

    Fair enough, but we don’t throw people in cages for committing adultery.

    The sheer hatred of women on this site is why I firmly believe none of you have never been married or ever has any kind of relationship with a woman in your life.

    I don’t think it is “hatred of women” to oppose political prosecutions. The same was said many times about cases like the Duke Lacrosse cases, the UVA frat rape over broken glass, and so forth. In case you haven’t noticed, this is the same play being run in the Rittenhouse case as we speak.

    • Replies: @RobinG
    , @Truth
  249. nebulafox says:
    @China Japan and Korea Bromance of Three Kingdoms

    Hitler believed the Maori still lived in trees, that the Jews were behind syphilis, and that if Charles Martel lost the Battle of Tours, Islamized Germans would have created a vast Nordic Muslim Eurasian empire, among other things. His knowledge could be deep, but was usually inconsistent outside his fields of obsession.

    Honestly, if he were alive today and had access to Wikipedia, one wonders if he’d be one of the more eccentric commentators here in between Call of Duty binges.

  250. J.Ross says:
    @Buffalo Joe

    Rittenhouse’s presence accelerated the violence.

    Absolute nonsense and objectively wrong. These “peaceful protesters” are cowards who stopped in Kenosha after Kyle and who have been successfully kept out of several communities wherever the police were police. In all the places attacked, the local Democrat leaders were welcoming the protesters in, encouraging them, holding back the local police, and fretting over phantom Nazis.

  251. J.Ross says:
    @Jack D

    Major trades shortage, years of propaganda that everyone needs to be college graduate white collar cubicle dweller, even before the lockdown. Every garage near me is hiring.

  252. Yesterday’s Hunch Play of the Day was Rittenhouse at Philly Park — but he faded after taking the lead. Hope that’s not a bad omen

  253. Too many war movies and video games, gents. In reality, the vast majority of German equipment was horse-drawn. At no time during WWII was this not true.

  254. Mr. Anon says:
    @Alden

    The sheer hatred of women on this site is why I firmly believe none of you have never been married or ever has any kind of relationship with a woman in your life.

    And the hysterical ravings of the Women of Alden have led you to what is evidently an incorrect conclusion, as so many here are married and/or seem to have quite normal relations with women. Although perhaps not women like you.

    Nobody here is applauding rape, you silly woman – those committed by Bill Cosby or anyone elses.

    • Agree: Kylie
    • Replies: @Truth
  255. Mr. Anon says:
    @Buffalo Joe

    Rittenhouse’s presence accelerated the violence. He had no business protecting anything.

    How did it accelerate the violence? Rittenhouse and his compatriots were out on the street because the cops were guarding the government buildings while a lot of the rest of Kenosha burned. I think that the rioting mostly died down after the shootings too – hey, rioting and arson is fun and all, but nobody wants to actually get shot over it.

    If the events of last summer made one thing clear it was this: The cops don’t work for you. They work for the government. They have no particular remit to defend you or your stuff.

  256. nebulafox says:
    @Twinkie

    Aesthetics as substitute for policy, moralizing as substitute for morals, pursuit of froth as substitute for pursuit of beer.

    Throw in a little late Soviet cognitive dissonance for pizazz, and lo and behold…

  257. nebulafox says:
    @Jack D

    Plenty of young ones where I live in the Deep South, whether for cars or other stuff. The guy I’m currently living with (I bring the Pauli effect, so that’s a life reform I am starting verrrry modestly with) is skilled enough that we do not have to hire anybody mechanical with one exception, but they are there.

    The older generation are a mix of black and white that neatly fit the town’s demographic ratio. All the young ones are white. All local born. YMMV, it’s not like I’ve done comprehensive research.

  258. JMcG says:
    @nebulafox

    That right there is funny!

  259. @JMcG

    The Wikipedia article also does not mention the many schools are required to buy the Epipen instead of much cheaper generic versions. I am sure too that is just a coincidence, but it is odd that so many coincidences (last minute evidence in the KR trial, FBI losing evidence, etc.) only go one way.

    • Agree: JMcG
  260. @Polistra

    I was having some body work done on my car recently, and the owner was telling me about the cost of headlights for a Mercedes he was working on. One of them turned as you turned and the other was fixed. The fixed one was \$2300 and the one that turned was \$4200.

  261. @YetAnotherAnon

    Victor Davis Hanson says in his excellent book The World Wars that Hitler made three fatal mistakes:
    1) not building a 4 engine bomber
    2) invading the USSR
    3) declaring war (quite unnecessarily) on the USA

  262. @YetAnotherAnon

    Quite a lot of UK city dwellers now lease electric cars. With the current price of diesel

    Those’ll be suburban/bungalow-belt “city dwellers”. The kind who drive in to town after the parking restrictions are off, to have a greasy, gin-resistant, stomach-lining gastropub top-up before the (theatre/cineworld/non-driver goes on a spirits bender) experience.

    Actual city dwellers have a hard time recharging. An extension cable from the fifth floor in the pissing rain is a reach too far even for the gangs of transitory foreign maniacs in the multiple-occupancies.
    Anyway it’s not as though one could even get parked in the street, or even within half a mile after dark.
    I can’t, and I pay about near-on two hundred quid annually for the non-privilege. Got to get there before the hordes of teachers and social workers leave work, in the middle of the afternoon.

    There’s one guy (from That London, need you ask?) who moved in recently to a “main door”, separate entrance to the rest of the tenement/brownstone, who trails a cable over the pavement(=sidewalk) much to the pinch-faced annoyance of the ancient worthies from the retirement complex across from his flat. Eventually some druggy hooligan or alcoholic dosser will find it and amuse themselves with its severed terminal. I hope nowhere near a conventionally-fuelled car.

  263. RobinG says:
    @nebulafox

    …people who seem to believe what they say: and worse, you can’t tell if it is an act or not.

    Sounds like Congress….

    • Replies: @nebulafox
  264. @nebulafox

    He’d almost certainly have transitioned, and be happy at last. Him and Geli, just tripping around them Alps picking edelweiss like Heidi.

  265. RobinG says:
    @Rob

    Hunter Biden is an adult, and “the Big Guy” was getting payoffs.

  266. Truth says:

    LOL

    Named honorary blacks, but mainly by the Unzistas. When Rittenhouse gets acquitted (and I believe he will) wear are going to see, no exaggeration, 100 “WE WON! WE BEAT THOSE DAMN NIGURZ!” posts.

    Dude, one honkee killed three others, what exactly did you “win?”

    • Replies: @Jack D
  267. Alden says:
    @Chrisnonymous

    At least she had a vague idea Byzantines were people instead of plants tools machines vehicles furniture roads bridges weather style of buildings . Did anyone ever ask her what she thought Byzantine was?

    • Replies: @Expletive Deleted
  268. Truth says:
    @JimDandy

    Blake fingerbanged his babymomma without consent before fistfighting a bunch of concerned cops and then reaching for a knife while attempting to steal her car and her kids, against the aforementioned cops’ explicit wishes.

    Sounds about white.

    • Replies: @Boomthorkell
  269. Truth says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    On the third hand, the Saturn V rocket that shot Americans to the Moon was essentially overseen by Wernher von Braun and his old team from Peenemünde. It worked every time.

    No, it didn’t work any time.

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
  270. @Buffalo Joe

    Oh la la la. I do declare. A traditional inversion of the facts, who could have imagined such depravity?
    Everything went kinda quiet after the Kid had the temerity to save his own life from the communist death squad.

  271. Let me get this straight. Black America is adopting 3 white guys, 2 were jews, that have criminal felony convictions for pedophila, assault, domestic abuse and other felonies and misdemeanors. They are now Honorary African Americans who slide in nicely between Saint George Floyd and a slew of other black criminals recently celebrated. Black America legitimizes arson, child rape, looting, malicious harming and murdering. Proud to be Black today?

    • Replies: @Jack D
  272. @Buzz Mohawk

    You came up with a great idea there. Loads of comic po-ten-shul.

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
  273. @JimDandy

    He didn’t reach for it, he had the knife in his grip.

    • Replies: @JimDandy
  274. Luzzatto says:
    @nebulafox

    There are Democrats outside the courthouse in Kenosha with Black Lives Matter signs even though this trial is about a White on White killing.

    This is the equivalent of if people showed up with White Lives Matter signs to protest a Black on Black killing.

    Democrats are pure Idiocracy on steroids.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  275. Lurker says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Technically true but not that important.

    The Channel Islands and the Isle of Man are British, they are perceived as such by the majority of their inhabitants and the majority of the rest of the UK.

  276. Lurker says:
    @Twinkie

    Fun fact! The French army took over Panthers, using them into the 1950s. Meaning they used them for longer then the Germans had.

    • Agree: Twinkie
  277. @Reg Cæsar

    You’d think the subject of a Principality would know these details.

    Nah, only autists who spend 95%+ of their energy bickering about other’s spelleng/punktuation/grammer care enough about such deetals to keep reemumbr them (and only thy are obtuse enough to think constant such displays of smart-alecry make them appeer wiyse to otters).

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  278. Truth says:
    @Alden

    LOL

    When did anyone here go out of their way to defend Bill Cosby?

    BTW Aldey, come out of retirement and move to the East Coast. They need your… special… brand of skill:

    https://worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshhT3bBUyTS9SK283un

  279. Jack D says:
    @Polistra

    both mfrs had dramatically improved their quality profiles

    Perhaps improved them from an abysmal level to the point where they are now about average.

    Lexus is the undisputed quality champion year after year. My mother in law has a 2005 E330, which admittedly doesn’t get driven much, but literally nothing has every broken on that car – maybe a couple of lightbulbs have burned out. The car is really a Camry with leather seats, but they built it in Japan and it is the best built Camry you ever did see.

  280. @Prester John

    The original SA was an auxiliary of the National Socialist German Workers Party.
    Antifa is the updated version of the SA and is an auxiliary of the Democrat Party.
    Same type of people, same mission, slightly different parties. And their uniforms aren’t as attractive.

  281. @Twinkie

    For example, upon being allied to the Japanese, Hitler was reputedly elated and exclaimed “We are now allied to the people who haven’t lost a war in two thousand years” or some such nonsense.

    I read that more as a politician making a quip.

    Hitler appears to have honestly respected Japan. Like a lot of Europeans he was impressed with its rapid rise from “third world” country to modern great power. However he had accurate information from his diplomats and military attachés in Washington and Tokyo. They knew Japan’s odds against the US were anything but good. But of course he had to try to pump up his allies as much as possible for morale. Both domestic and abroad.

    Similarly (but a more extreme case) Hitler also had a lot of praise for the Italians in his public speeches until they surrendered. Privately though he’d already soured on them quite a bit earlier.

    He also kept hoping for a deus ex machina ending to World War II in the same manner as Frederick “won” the Seven Years’ War (Frederick “the Great” managed to get his whole national destroyed and was on the verge of a total defeat and conquest when the anti-Prussian Empress Elizabeth of Russia died and pro-Prussian Peter III ascended to the throne, leading to the sudden and dramatic collapse of the anti-Prussian coalition).

    What do you think he should have hoped for instead?

    At Casablanca Roosevelt and Churchill had made clear that Germany was to be utterly destroyed with no option for a negotiated peace. Stalin also agreed to that and it probably wouldn’t have been a good idea to trust any peace offers from him anyway. So any option but fighting to the death while hoping for the best was off the table whatever Hitler himself wanted or not.

    At the same time it was obvious to everyone that American and Soviet interests didn’t really agree in the long term. Quite a lot of American generals and politicians in fact would’ve preferred Germany as an ally against the Communists rather than the other way around. Roosevelt was the linchpin of the pro-Communist forces in the US government. And also known to be in poor health.

    Hoping that he would die and the anti-German coalition would break up sometime soon after was probably Germany’s best hope in that scenario. In fact that pretty much happened in real life, only too late to save Germany. If Hitler had been able to hold out a year or two longer it might possibly have worked. (Not that he had very good chances for that but again: He had no better options either.)

    So the Germans kept coming up with harebrained schemes and weapons that would somehow lead to a miraculous 11th hour victory when, in reality, they should have rationalized production and prioritized producing reliable, proven major weapon systems that were in great demand at the front (that did eventually happen, but much too late to make a difference and, in any case, the Germans were running out manpower faster than armaments).

    The V-1 and V-2 missiles were in fact very effective. If they had been available earlier and in greater numbers (before US invasion of the continent) they could have made a real difference.

    As it was they entered service just a little too late but again it’s hindsight to think that would’ve been clear at the time when they were approved. They weren’t harebrained. Building them was a perfectly rational option among those available to the German strategists. If in some other world they’d been canceled and the funds used to build tank destroyers or some other mundane thing Germany’s detractors there would probably call that foolish instead.

    A lot of the expensive US superweapons (most obviously the nuclear bomb) also got completed too late to be used as anything but terror weapons against an already defeated Japan. That doesn’t mean building them was irrational either.

    • Replies: @John Johnson
    , @nebulafox
  282. @Paperback Writer

    A few items from the catalogue:

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    Outdoorsman Tent Pants — Guys, you know what it’s like to have a tent in your pants, so why not REALLY have one? When you reach your campsite and are ready for a night of fun, just lie down, unzip and pull out the tent.

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    Solar Powered Cheese Grater
    — It speaks for itself! No, really, not only is it powered by solar cells, but it also tells you in a simulated voice how much cheese it has grated. For the high tech chef in your family.

    Etc…

    • Replies: @Paperback Writer
    , @Rob
  283. @David In TN

    The Germans pre-war had introduced a new machine gun (MG-34, later MG-42) but kept the bolt action rifle, shortened with turned down bolt handle K98. Their tactics were to fight around the Gruppe MG. The Germans didn’t think semiauto rifles were necessary.

    Yes I understand the thinking by the Germany Army and it was a huge mistake. Bolt actions are terrible for urban fighting and long term engagements with bolt actions were rare.

    Even as Germans were using captured SVT-40s the high command had no interest in moving away from the WW1 model of bolt actions covering a machine gun.

    They had to keep the development of the STG-44 a secret from Hitler.

    By the time Hitler and everyone agreed it was a great idea the war was nearly over.

    Hitler complained about his generals being stuck in a WW1 mentality but he did the same thing numerous times.

    • Replies: @John Regan
  284. @John Regan

    At the same time it was obvious to everyone that American and Soviet interests didn’t really agree in the long term. Quite a lot of American generals and politicians in fact would’ve preferred Germany as an ally against the Communists rather than the other way around. Roosevelt was the linchpin of the pro-Communist forces in the US government. And also known to be in poor health.

    The British and Americans wanted him to invade the Soviets to begin with which is why it was so stupid for him to declare war on Poland. That was a terrible gamble given that he could have invaded the Soviets first before swinging back for Poland and without the risk of a two front war. The Soviets would have been weaker and he could have concentrated his forces. But Hitler couldn’t wait another day before getting revenge over Versailles and Poland.

    The V-1 and V-2 missiles were in fact very effective. If they had been available earlier and in greater numbers (before US invasion of the continent) they could have made a real difference.

    Effective at what? Trying to bomb the British public into surrendering wasn’t working and didn’t work with blimps in WW1. A big problem with bombing civilian targets is that you pretty much give the other side the carte blanche. In both wars the Germans underestimated the tenacity of the British. They should have stuck to military targets even if the British technically bombed civilians first. It just played to British propaganda and gave them the justification (even if wrong) to carpet bomb German cities.

  285. D. K. says:
    @Buffalo Joe

    “JR, interesting question. They were burned down with or without Rittenhouse being there. Rittenhouse’s presence accelerated the violence. He had no business protecting anything.”

    Kyle Rittenhouse and his associates did not show up, armed, until night three of the riot– after the same asshole who now has put 500 National Guardsmen on alert, for possible post-verdict violence, had failed, yet again, to send in the troops to stop the Kenosha Riot:

    As Steve Sailer has noted, several times, Kyle Rittenhouse essentially ended the rioting in Kenosha, single-handedly.

  286. Does anybody know what was seen on the high definition video that was not seen on the lower definition video that was exculpatory?

    • Replies: @D. K.
  287. Jack D says:
    @Truth

    wear are going to see, no exaggeration, 100 “WE WON! WE BEAT THOSE DAMN NIGURZ!” posts.

    And they will all be from you or your sock puppets.

    No white man with more than an 8th grade education has called a black person by the N-word for the last 50 years, although black people call each other that every day without blinking an eye. Quod licet Iovi, non licet bovi.

  288. D. K. says:
    @Jonathan Mason

    Yes, Johnnie, it is much clearer on the HD version of the video that your, BLM’s, Antifa’s and the prosecution’s late “hero,” Joseph Rosenbaum, chased Kyle Rittenhouse from one corner of the parking lot to another, launched his plastic bag from the psycho ward at Rittenhouse, with something heavy (possibly his heavy chain) inside of it (since it flew far enough to almost reach Rittenhouse), continued chasing him after having Rittenhouse’s gun pointed at him, briefly, in self-defense, before Rittenhouse continued retreating, and was lunging at the gun and Rittenhouse when Rittenhouse fired four shots in .76 seconds, saving himself from imminent death or serious bodily injury at the hands of the mentally ill and violent felon who had unlawfully assaulted him, unprovoked, after twice threatening to kill Rittenhouse, earlier in the evening:

  289. Alden says:
    @Rob

    I’ve been reading hysterical stories about shortages of nurses for decades. If they need more nurses why not expand the nursing schools? This story might be true.

    But it’s always been propaganda to hire more non White immigrant nurses. Like the shortage of TECH workers. Every year thousands of White American men graduate in tech. And they are lucky to end up substitute math teachers. And the companies hire only Asians and Indians

  290. @Buzz Mohawk

    I was thinking more along the lines of what to take to mostly peaceful protests.

    Especially in the event you meet a 17 year old kid who tries to pop your ass with an AR15. And mostly succeeds.

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
  291. @nebulafox

    Exactly, this was the Waterloo moment in 1860 for Mongol calvary, annihilate by the latest European rifle guns,
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Palikao

    right up until the dwarves built technology

    At the beginning of of First Sino-Japanese War (1894-5) the prevailing view in many Western circles was that the modernized Chinese military would crush the Japanese.

    But Qing military had been so factionalized by that point, the “Chinese” was really just Li Hongzhang’s Beiyang clique, and only one of the four modernized Qing fleets

    View post on imgur.com


    Li Hongzhang und Reichskanzler Fürst Bismarck, Friedrichsruh 1896

    Overengineering pinnacle on the part of Japanese was the Battleship Yamato, to this day still the largest tonnage non-carrier. The largest guns ever mounted on a warship and served sushi and ice cream.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    , @JMcG
  292. @John Johnson

    The British and Americans wanted him to invade the Soviets to begin with which is why it was so stupid for him to declare war on Poland. That was a terrible gamble given that he could have invaded the Soviets first before swinging back for Poland and without the risk of a two front war. The Soviets would have been weaker and he could have concentrated his forces. But Hitler couldn’t wait another day before getting revenge over Versailles and Poland.

    Hitler’s policy before 1939 was to come to an agreement with Poland so they could ally together against his archenemy the USSR. In 1938 the Poles had suggested that if they were allowed to claim the Teschen region from Czechoslovakia they would agree to return the city of Danzig to Germany and give them a railroad across the “Polish Corridor” region.

    After the Poles got Teschen they reneged on this offer. While Britain (under strong pressure from America) offered their fateful unconditional guarantee of support. This obviously wasn’t favorably received in Berlin and Polish-German relations went down the drain. At the same time elements of the Polish authorities and various local fascist groups in Poland (who now felt safe from German retaliation under the British umbrella) stepped up their persecution of the ethnic Germans who were still living in the German regions that Poland annexed via Versailles.

    By the time of summer 1939 it was so bad that tens of thousands of ethnic Germans were being driven from their homes in these regions and ending up in refugee camps in Germany. To the Germans this was an ethnic cleansing of their own people right on their own border. Hitler couldn’t take that lying down. His government would lose all respect from anyone if not outright collapse in some kind of coup.

    He did keep trying to make various attempts to get some kind of peaceful settlement with Poland (and with England) right up until the literal night before the war began. Some historians think these offers were not made in good faith but I am inclined to believe he was serious. Though going into the details in this thread would be going very far off topic.

    I perhaps should add that there were also elements of the Polish government that also favored peaceful negotiations with Germany almost until the end. Whatever one thinks of Hitler and his government, looking back on the world war that resulted I think most of us can agree it’s a pity their voices weren’t heard.

    Effective at what? Trying to bomb the British public into surrendering wasn’t working and didn’t work with blimps in WW1. A big problem with bombing civilian targets is that you pretty much give the other side the carte blanche. In both wars the Germans underestimated the tenacity of the British. They should have stuck to military targets even if the British technically bombed civilians first. It just played to British propaganda and gave them the justification (even if wrong) to carpet bomb German cities.

    In retrospect I think we can fairly say the 1940 autumn blitz was a strategic mistake on the balance. The losses (material and to some extent political) were not worth the results. At the same time when the British had begun bombing German cities Hitler pretty much had to retaliate somehow. Otherwise he would both lose credibility abroad and domestic morale would plummet.

    If somehow I went back in time with my knowledge and was obliged to advise him according to my best efforts I would probably suggest a smaller symbolic effort. Rather than the big offensive that exhausted the Luftwaffe for little obvious gain in the end. Unlike the RAF it had been built for close support with short and medium range bombers rather than strategic bombing in the first place so it’s planes were operating at the extreme ends of their range.

    However all of this was already long past by the time the strategic missiles were entering production. By then carpet bombing by both sides was an established fact (although of course the RAF and USAAF were doing a lot more of it). And the new weapons were far more effective at that than Germany’s conventional bombers.

    For example: If V-1 missiles had been available and deployed in large numbers against the relevant English ports in the first half of 1944 this could have made invading France a lot more difficult or even impossible. Obviously that would have been very good news for the German war effort.

    Again though I fear we may be wandering off topic. Though of course that’s mostly my own fault to start with.

  293. @Paperback Writer

    Then we have this from the Rosenbaum Huber Grosskreutz Christmas Catalogue:

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    Etc… I’ve got a million of ’em. Drive home safely, and come back for the roast beef.

  294. @Rob

    No. Americans play poker. We’ve been through this before…

    Thanks, though, for the intelligent conversation. No problem at all with that. And I’m not “coping,” because we are going down the toilet with all the brown shit no matter how good our aerospace engineering is (and it is damn good.)

    • Replies: @Paperback Writer
  295. @Alden

    Did anyone ever ask her what she thought Byzantine was?

    The answer would be “hair product”. The old-skool, less greasy kind from WW2 or the 30s.

    • Replies: @mike99588
  296. @Reg Cæsar

    The Danes think they are better than both. I know several from all 3 nationalities.

    They may be right.

  297. @China Japan and Korea Bromance of Three Kingdoms

    The largest guns ever mounted on a warship and [sic] served sushi and ice cream.

    Not together, I hope. Though vegan “rice cream” might work with sujiko.

    I was shocked– shocked– to learn that mochi balls are as American as fortune cookies and deep-dish pizza. And most unlike hot dogs in a jar:

    [MORE]

  298. @R.G. Camara

    Playboy was barely porn, if at all, and no doubt my teacher appeared in it, while in college, for the same reason any other college girl in those days would have, for fun and to prove to herself how pretty she was. And she was pretty — and smart. There is no downside to her or what she did, and she was completely appropriate with us.

    Things have changed a lot.

    (Addendum: When my father returned home from parent-teacher conferences on evening, he commented on Mrs. Rittenhouse: “Gee, your math teacher is pretty.” I never told Dad the story about her.)

    • Replies: @R.G. Camara
  299. By 1943 Zitadelle, I would question whether Germans were still significantly better qualitatively than Soviets:

    1. This was part of Zitadelle and the biggest tank engagement in military history, on a single day, all told almost 1000 tanks and self-propelled guns:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Prokhorovka

    With the three divisions of vaulted II SS Panzer Corps, against twice as many Soviet tanks, Germans inflicted about 6-to-1 damage. But the battle still ended in a draw with Soviets well positioned for counterattack.

    2. Whereas German doctrine was obsessed with Schwerpunkt point of concentration, at the tactical level, the Soviets had made significant doctrinal advances at the operational level, that paid off significantly at Kursk, Bagration, and Vistula-Oder

    View post on imgur.com


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deep_operation

    3. One must not forget that Soviets also had a second front in the Far East, where about 30 percent of Red Army, 1.6 million troops station on guard against the (ever sneaky) Japanese.

    Stalin also had spare time in 1944 to sponsor a proxy war in Xinjiang against Chiang Kai-shek

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ili_Rebellion

  300. If V-1 missiles had been available and deployed in large numbers against the relevant English ports in the first half of 1944 this could have made invading France a lot more difficult

    except the doodlebugs couldn’t hit a cow’s arse with a banjo. Fire and forget.
    My old man was initially trained in how to tip the fuckers over with a Hurricane. Lucky he was far too young to ever get in that squeeze.

    Maybe could have destroyed some rather more strategically crucial oast-houses in Kent (and upset the Cockneys, but who gives a toss about them).
    To defeat the English, never mind the more distant and much more truculent aborigines of those islands, it is firstly essential to deprive them of weak warm beer and meat pies. A lesson Napoleon and Adolf never understood.

    The arms/engine factories were just about at extreme operational, rather than suicidal range in Manchester and Brum. And would have been withdrawn to the coal country of Geordieland and Jockistan, or even Belfast and Wester Ross in the event.
    My grandma never had a driving loicense in her life, and started her crazy conscripted trucker career shifting stuff up from Lancashire to (shh secret) bases Oop Norf after the Liverpool Blitz. Up the old A6 and A75, over Shap and Dalbeattie summit. No power steering, and snowy. Lucky she was a mill girl from 14, and had a grip like a gorilla, as my ears still remember.

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  301. @Buzz Mohawk

    Thanks, though, for the intelligent conversation. No problem at all with that. And I’m not “coping,” because we are going down the toilet with all the brown shit no matter how good our aerospace engineering is (and it is damn good.)

    Play the long game, buddy. You don’t have to do a Steve version of owning the crazed pessimists. Parts of the country will survive just fine & will take over when the black/libshit alliance destroys our cities. Being a city person, I’m sad about this but it’s not the end of the world – or the country.

    About the rest of what you said, I’m a little less hopeful. Yes, we’ve got a lot up our sleeve but… I just don’t know. At some point you gotta put boots on the ground. Not stilettos.

    • Thanks: Buzz Mohawk
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  302. @Rob

    Healthcare is one of the relatively few fields of employment where mandatory overtime is required.

    In how many other jobs do you finish work at 11:00 p.m. only to be told that you have to continue to work until 7:00 in the morning? Not too many I would think.

    Not only that but in some settings employees will be told after working the overtime that they will not be paid for the overtime, but will just be given another day off instead so that they don’t exceed 40 hours in the work week.

    Whether this is right or wrong is not the issue, but obviously people can make the choice that they don’t want to work in that kind of environment when they do not know if they are coming home to their children at night when they leave for work.

    Nursing and medical jobs which are Monday to Friday and 8:00 to 5:00 are very easy to fill. It is getting people to work weekends, evenings, nights, and public holidays that is difficult. In the long run working such schedules destroys people’s health, and healthcare workers are aware of this. So they might do it for a few years, but they are always looking for a way out.

  303. @Jack D

    There were two mechanics at a garage near my house that knew my nieces when they were all kids and they were in their mid-20’s at the time. The thing is one of the mechanics left to sell cars because it was more money.

  304. @Alden

    Oh, my goodness. Wear blinders if you shop at Trader Joe’s, because all the women wear yoga pants and have extremely toned derrières. I write from experience. Divert your eyes, men! (I sneak peeks.)

  305. RobinG says:
    @Alec Leamas (working from home)

    If there’s mysogyny, maybe it’s because they’ve had a relationship with some strident harpy like Alden. (Great of you to take her on politely, btw.)

  306. @Inselaffen

    The United Kingdom has never been invaded by Continental forces. England herself hasn’t been in 955 years.

    We can point to some 50,000,000 people who will tell you this is anything but a “detail”, however you spelt it. It’s not point of some pride.

    The occupation of the Channel Islands was similar to that of the Falklands. Nobody called that an invasion of the United Kingdom, either.

  307. joe862 says:

    Are germans especially susceptible to childish, easy-answer bullshit like antifa and nazism?

    • Replies: @nebulafox
  308. @Truth

    LOL. Well, you have now proven yourself to be an idiot, like Mr. Linn Dihn who claims the same.

    This is the litmus test of stupidity, and you just tested as stupid. As of now, I will never grant you any credit for credibility, just as I stopped doing so for that Dinn-whitted moron.

    Maybe the two of you should rendezvous in some shithole dive in Eurasia — his specialty! Wow! I sure am impressed at the poet’s life of piss-smelling and slacker mentality.

    Like yours.

    GFY, moron.

    • Replies: @Truth
  309. JMcG says:
    @China Japan and Korea Bromance of Three Kingdoms

    During the Second World War, the standard payment by an aircraft carrier to a destroyer upon return of a pilot freshly fished from the sea was five gallons of ice cream. That was in the USN, not sure about the IJN.

  310. @Truth

    Mo like Blakk ; )

    But really, low class is low class.

    Blacks of course can be better than they currently are, just as Lower class any peoples.

  311. @Paperback Writer

    Parts of the country will survive just fine & will take over when the black/lib🪠 alliance destroys our cities.

    Blacks can’t do it by themselves. (They can’t do anything by themselves, including picking cotton or tobacco.) Eventually whites will tire of and withdraw from the baizuo, and the more successful non-white-non-blacks will want to conserve their own property.

    There is a lot of ruin in a nation, especially a diverse one.

    • Replies: @Paperback Writer
  312. @Chrisnonymous

    Just start dropping more adjectives.

    “Man, this coffee is really Javanese.”

    “That’s quite the Magyar conundrum.”

    “A real Thai tie, that game.”

  313. Truth says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    So what are you trying to imply?

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
  314. @Expletive Deleted

    except the doodlebugs couldn’t hit a cow’s arse with a banjo. Fire and forget.

    The Siemens guidance system was relatively crude but reasonably effective. After the V1 was launched, an autopilot took over, regulating altitude and speed. A clever coupling of pitch, roll and the sensors meant that rudder control was sufficient without the need for any seperate banking mechanism. A small fan blade on the tip of the nose was used to determine distance travelled; every 30 rotations decreased an internal counter in the V1, and once the counter reached zero the V1 had reached its “destination”. The desired altitude was set to negative and the controller would begin a dive. However, the steep descent caused the fuel starvation of the pulse jet and the V1 would then commence a powerless drop.

    https://users.monash.edu/~dschmidt/personal/v1.html

  315. Luzzatto says:

    You know the supply for White on Black homicides does not meet the Democrats demand for White on Black homicides when Democrats have to resort to labeling White Right Wing on White Left Wing violence as anti-Black hate crimes.

  316. @Reg Cæsar

    Yeah, I know they can’t do it by themselves which is why I said “black/libshit.” I don’t have the same confidence you do in white self-interest. If there’s plenty of ruin in a nation, there’s an infinite amount in a certain type of white libshit.

  317. nebulafox says:
    @John Regan

    >A lot of the expensive US superweapons (most obviously the nuclear bomb) also got completed too late to be used as anything but terror weapons against an already defeated Japan.

    Hardliners in the army quite literally launched a coup against the emperor (the existence of the emperor was the only sticking point for the “dove faction” in the post-Tojo Japanese cabinet) when he announced the acceptance of the Potsdam Declaration, nor was this the first coup they’d launched against Hirohito in his reign with the intent of replacing him with someone more suitable to them. Whatever else was true about 1945 Japan, a relatively painless surrender was hardly preordained.

    If it wasn’t for the atom bomb, a lot of American commentators might not be here today because a grandfather would have died, to say nothing of countless Japanese civilians. Yes, the Soviet invasion of Manchuria also played a role: but everything in Hirohito’s record implies he looked upon the preservation of the kokutai as his function in life, costs be damned. Given the Soviet record with their own deposed royal dynasty, we can guess which of the two triggered his decision to intervene.

    The atomic bombs sucked. The alternatives under the political conditions of 1945 (“unconditional surrender”, which Truman could have never contradicted even if he was so inclined) sucked worse. Sometimes that’s just how it turns out in life.

    • Replies: @John Regan
  318. @Buzz Mohawk

    Playboy was barely porn,

    Women get naked for pictures so men can jack off to them.

    That’s porn, son. Nothing more. Don’t pull your double-talk here.

    no doubt my teacher appeared in it, while in college, for the same reason any other college girl in those days would have, for fun and to prove to herself how pretty she was.

    “I’m so pretty, I’ll get naked for porn so men will punch the clown for me! So wholesome!”

    There is no downside to her or what she did, and she was completely appropriate with us.

    Your teacher was a piece of trash porn whore, no matter how “nice” she was to you in class. She should’ve never been hired and fired once her porn past was discovered.

    Now run along and defend porn sluts somewhere else, boy.

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
  319. Hibernian says:
    @Alden

    If Rittenhouse had wounded much less killed him the riots would never end.

  320. @YetAnotherAnon

    Great, but when you take everything into consideration, do EV’s really save energy? I mean, on the macro level.

    • Agree: YetAnotherAnon
  321. @Buzz Mohawk

    Lucky guy to be married to her.

    ROFL. What kind of loser things, “Married to a porn slut? What a lucky dude he is!”

    She was passing herself around whenever he was at work, son.

  322. Truth says:
    @Alec Leamas (working from home)

    By contrast, you’re defending the virtue of white women who went to an icky old gargoyle black man’s hotel room for drinks alone by invitation. I have my doubts that these women were concerned with the race of their lovers, but somehow you think I should be

    Touche, Aldey.

    By the way, the Icky Old Gargoyle was in his 30s and 40s at the time, and one of the most famous and popular men in America.

  323. nebulafox says:
    @joe862

    I don’t think so. Austria, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Poland, Hungary, Romania, the Baltics, Yugoslavia, Greece, Turkey, Brazil, China, Japan: all were ruled by some variant of right-wing dictatorship by the 1930s. Even countries like France had significant right-wing authoritarian movements that played a major role in political life. Much of this, needless to say, was a reaction to the nuts who’d taken over in Russia intent on spreading their virus through the world.

    What was “German” about Nazism, in the words of Joachim Fest, was that it was the most radical, absolute form of this. The intellectual attitude that won the German speaking world more Nobel Prizes in science than the rest of the world combined before WWII-the unwillingness to shrink from no theoretical conclusion-did not translate well to politics, which German culture had a widespread contempt for before WWII. Ironically, the Nazis themselves began the process of change here, with the WWII generation thinking in more empirical, practical terms than their parents.

  324. @Truth

    LOL. Figure it out yourself, moron, if you can.

  325. Truth says:
    @Mr. Anon

    Nobody here is applauding rape, you silly woman – those committed by Bill Cosby or anyone elses.

    Weeeeellllll…

    Not applauding, per se, but certainly there is a lot of; Well the coalburner hoe-wur said hi to him on the bus, SHE WANTED THE BLACK BAMBOO, FUKK HER! Sort of thing going on.

  326. @Twinkie

    “Evabody got a Plan
    ‘Til they gits punched in da face.”
    Subsaharan Philosophy, 101

    “No plan of battle survives the fust in-gagemint, suh
    Some English guy with impressive mustache business going on
    Or maybe an indistinguishable German, who can tell?
    They dead, mistah Kurtz.

  327. @R.G. Camara

    Women get naked for pictures so men can jack off to them.

    That’s porn, son. Nothing more. Don’t pull your double-talk here.

    LOL. Your are indeed funny. Implied in your comment is the assumption that “jacking off,” as you say, is somehow wrong, when in fact it is a normal part of human existence and always has been.

    Yes, dude, masturbation is normal, and if someone wants to look at pictures of my math teacher while he masturbates, then so be it. Good for him, and good for her, frankly.

    Your are corresponding now with a man who dated strippers and pornographers. I know this subject backwards and forwards, and I still think it is completely in line with human sexuality.

    You know nothing.

  328. Jack D says:
    @the grand wazoo

    Which ones were Jews? Can you show us any shred of evidence other than their Germanic names?

  329. Kylie says:
    @Alden

    “The sheer hatred of women on this site is why I firmly believe none of you have never been married or ever has any kind of relationship with a woman in your life.”

    Lol! I’ve been here since 2009 and have never seen any generalized hatred of women here. Sure, there are a couple of misogynistic cranks (Whiskey and me) and the occasional blanket contempt for the feminine foibles that drive any reasonable person of either sex right up the wall. But hatred? No. Posters here put up with your periodic hysterical outbursts and ugly accusations with far more lenience and tolerance than you deserve. (And usually I’m treated with more courtesy than I deserve, considering how brusque I tend to be.)

    I respect most of these guys. They know a lot and are willing to share what they know.

    As for your firm beliefs, I can tell you you’re wrong. On both counts.

    If you don’t like it here, why don’t you leave?

    • Replies: @Truth
  330. Almost to a man/woman, BLM’s secular saints either (1) attacked a police officer (or in Travyon’s case, a volunteer security guy) (2) fled police in a high-speed chase or (3) brought on their own deaths through sheer stupidity (drug overdose or cohabiting with a violent criminal.) Other than the venerable Emmet Till, I can’t think of a one I’d feel sorry for. That goes double for Kyle’s so-called “victims.”

  331. She was passing herself around whenever he was at work, son.

    No. You are an idiot. Your comment proves how pathetic you are.

    Are you a real commenter, or are you some sort of Tiny Duck?

  332. JimDandy says:
    @the grand wazoo

    Yeah, the cops thought he was reaching for it, right? I wondered if he was trying to ditch it. Whatever, he got off lucky.

  333. @nebulafox

    I wonder about this actually, had there not been Hitler, and the Third Reich led by some combination of Göring, Himmler, Röhm, Heß, Speer, von Rundstedt, it would not have been nearly as radical.

    The aristocratic nationalist conservatives in Wehrmacht, around von Stauffenberg, von Tresckow, Kreisau Circle, would most likely stayed put after the defeat of France.

    There was Heydrich “the blond beast”, but my impression is that he was neither charismatic nor well liked by the other Nazis.

    • Replies: @nebulafox
  334. Truth says:
    @Kylie

    Damn Kylie.

    The wymiinfolk are supposed to present a united front here to escape from slavery. You’re in enemy territory here!

    Aldey was 100 yards from the Mason-Dixon line, and sprinting full speed with Harriet Tubman beckoning her to the North, and you had to go and do this to her…

  335. Rob says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    but it also tells you in a simulated voice how much cheese it has grated.

    Is this simulated voice pleasant or… grating?

    In all seriousness, I admire your restraint in just hinting at this pun.

    • Thanks: Buzz Mohawk
  336. Luzzatto says:
    @Fidelios Automata

    I feel sorry for Eric Garner. Nobody deserves to die just for selling cigs. The irony though is Black Lives Matter/Antifa did not violently riot over Eric Garner, even though this is one of the rare times where the police was actually in the wrong. Eric Garner was not a violent thug who terrorized the community he lives in.

    • LOL: Buzz Mohawk
  337. @Reg Cæsar

    Henry Gibson, who ironically was born in Germantown, PA.

  338. @nebulafox

    The atomic bombs sucked. The alternatives under the political conditions of 1945 (“unconditional surrender”, which Truman could have never contradicted even if he was so inclined) sucked worse.

    I’ve often seen this argument of course. But I’m not sure I find it convincing. It seems to me, if Truman wanted to he could easily have given the Japanese reasonable guarantees under the table while still selling it as “Unconditional Surrender” to the uncritical masses. It would be a much smaller manipulation than many that FDR routinely got away with.

    It seems more likely that the bolded part was the real issue. There was no will to even try such approaches. Truman and his advisors were set on destroying Japan for having the audacity to stand up for itself against the globalists. And perhaps also to show off the nuclear bomb to other countries.

    But I agree: Assuming that “Unconditional Surrender” was the only acceptable policy, the nuclear bomb was indeed much better for Japan than the holocaust of chemical and bacteriological weapons that was planned as the alternative. With that option surely many millions would have died. Not “merely” hundreds of thousands.

    https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1991-07-07-mn-3070-story.html

    • Replies: @nebulafox
  339. Anonymous[412] • Disclaimer says:
    @Luzzatto

    Well it makes sense if you buy into the narrative that Rittenhouse came to Kenosha to shoot black people but was foiled by the heroic antifa martyrs.

    It’s the Charlottesville narrative over again: the “Nazis” came to C-ville to attack the black and diverse residents, but were driven out by heroic antifa. Yes, they really believe this.

  340. @Jonathan Mason

    Whatever else, that Eric Clapton is one cool MFer.

  341. @Fidelios Automata

    I can think of a couple. The guy in Charleston who got shot in the back. Philandro Castile, shot for being high as a kite and fumbling around in the car like a confused pot head. There was a weird deal in Cincy (?) several years ago where a campus cop shot a black guy for driving through the campus and acting in a sketchy manner. I mean, a campus cop. Look pal, your job is to wander around, eat donuts, and escort drunk girls back to the dorm on Saturday nights. Nothing else.

    But I agree that most were looking for trouble, and found it.

  342. @Luzzatto

    I’d categorize the Garner incident as unfortunate, but not more than that. I mean, once the cops say you’re going to jail, you’re going to jail. If you fight them, they’re going to fight you back. When big people fight, sometimes they get killed. That’s the nature of big people fighting. Happens all the time.

  343. @Rockford Tyson

    “It is noteworthy, though, that, even in shambles, the Wehrmacht still beat the Americans at the battle of the Bulge …”

    Never happened.

  344. nebulafox says:
    @China Japan and Korea Bromance of Three Kingdoms

    I don’t see the Nazi Party taking power in the first place without Hitler.

    My guess is that you would have had your garden issue right-wing military dominated authoritarian regime, not too dissimilar to what you saw in Poland next door, that continued the convenient foreign policy alliance with the USSR. The KPD was strong, but my bet would be not strong enough that Stalin would have ditched that in favor of ditching the old relationship.

    This means that WWII-if there was one at all-would have been completely different.

  345. S says:
    @JMcG

    During the Second World War, the standard payment by an aircraft carrier to a destroyer upon return of a pilot freshly fished from the sea was five gallons of ice cream.

    Yes, exactly so!

    And if you happen to be one of the sailors on board that destroyer, don’t you dare sneak into the mess after hours and steal any of that highly valued ice cream, as it might lead to an investigation, and, ultimately even, a mutiny.

    Or was that strawberries that caused all the trouble in that famous old WWII movie? 😉

  346. @Calvin Hobbes

    Some (not an exclusive list) songs about that particular ailment:

    1. Randy Newman, “A Wedding in Cherokee County” (from Good Old Boys, 1974);.
    2. Art Brut, “Rusted Guns of Milan” (from Bang Bang Rock & Roll, 2005);
    3. Dead Kennedys, “Too Drunk to F**k” (standalone 45, 1981);

    and, of course, the granddaddy of them all…

    4. Robert Johnson, “Phonograph Blues” (from The Complete Recordings: The Centennial Collection, 2011 reissue of 1990 compilation; original recording probably 1936).

  347. nebulafox says:
    @John Regan

    That’s the crux of my argument: the usage of the atomic bomb is inseparable from the straightjacket that was the policy of unconditional surrender, and was the least horrific of the available options. Whether Truman wanted to or not (and he didn’t) was irrelevant: he had nowhere near the political capital needed to openly contradict the policies of his recently deceased predecessor in the summer of 1945. With the experiences of Okinawa and Iwo Jima in mind, why not try anything-anything-to get them to give up, especially if that has the dual benefit of keeping the Soviets in line (one issue where Truman did differ decisively from his predecessor) in a non-obvious way?

    Therefore, how you feel about the atomic bomb usage, if you are grounded in history, dovetails with how you feel about “unconditional surrender”. Somehow, I don’t see the anti-nuclear lefties as being enthusiastic about going there.

    If FDR was still alive, obviously, he would have had that option in a way Truman didn’t. I don’t think he was nearly as interested in crushing Japan totally as Germany, on one hand, as par with the Eastern Establishment from which he came (and the opposite of how the public at large felt). Moreover, his entire career suggests he certainly wouldn’t have had any qualms with shifting previous policies. By 1945, his status was such that he could have gotten away with almost anything. On the other hand, he had no way of knowing the internal split in the Japanese cabinet, so you’d have to find a way of getting around that. Moreover, FDR was not a detail-oriented type of President-that’s not criticism, that’s just fact. This was especially so with foreign policy, where contra to his public image, he tended to follow the public more than the other way around.

  348. nebulafox says:
    @RobinG

    Congress employs stupider, less interesting people, unfortunately.

    I think the apropos comparison would be Hollywood. They are basically there for the same thing and are as shallow.

  349. @Luzzatto

    I feel sorry for Eric Garner.

    LOL. I don’t, not any more than I do for a skunk who got run over by a car. Your sympathy is misplaced and would serve a great purpose if only you would work somewhat to redirect it.

    Redirect it to your own race, your own family, for they need it far more that the Eric Garners of the world.

    Yes, all of us “normal” people have empathy and sympathy for people like Eric Garner, but take a good, hard look. Would YOU have placed yourself in his situation? Would YOU have blatantly broken a law you knew was real — one you had repeatedly been reminded of? NO you would hot have, and you would still be as alive as you are today.

    Please spare me your sympathy for the Eric Garners of America. We have a pants-load of them soiling our country. Get rid of them, ASAP.

    They stink, just as much as your sympathy for them.

    You must WEED YOUR GARDEN!

  350. @Reg Cæsar

    Praise Kek! And Kyle the Kenosha Kid. And Werther’s Originals.
    A week later, and it’s kinda nice to be able to croak “Ribbit!” once in a while, instead of “Reeeee!!!”

  351. @Alden

    Gazillions of Europeans have some Jewish DNA.

    No they don’t

    Jews have lived in Europe for about 2,500 years

    No they haven’t.

    pre Jews. Who arrived 4,000 years ago. People whose descendants became Jews.

    Arrived where? What in merry hell are you gibbering about? Early Neolithic Farmers? (from NW Anatolia and the Aegean, no Levant, from about 6/7th century BCE, to get it all in). Millennia before Israel was even a bad dream.

    From a few centuries before the 2nd millennium BCE (see how nice and inclusive I be?), Europe, from Lithuania to Sicily, and Piraeus to Portugal, had been swamped in an almost inconceivable manner by The Men Of Ukraine. After that, nobody else got a look-in. We’re still here. Everywhere, and nearly everybody.

    In your enthusiasm, I think you just kind of doxed yourself a wee bit there.

  352. Romanian says: • Website
    @Obstinate Cymric

    By the timing of this post, am i right in assuming that you too are a Marginal Revolution reader? Cummings has some fantastic materials, but other posts of his are total slogs to get through.

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