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Ruth Bader Ginsburg was frequently interviewed by admiring journalists, but, apparently, nobody ever asked her to reconcile her strongly stated views on hiring diversity and affirmative action for other employers with her own hiring record of only hiring one black law clerk in 40 years as a judge (approximately 1 black out of 119 clerks hired while on the Supreme Court; during her 13 prior years on the prestigious D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, she hired zero blacks out of 57 individuals (clerks, secretaries, etc.) she personally hired. So, from 1980-2020, Justice Ginsburg hired black applicants well under 1% of the time.

In 2009 the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in favor of fireman Frank Ricci and 19 other white and Hispanic firemen in New Haven, CN who had earned promotions on a civil service promotion test that had been carefully and intentionally designed to be fair to blacks, with black firemen in New Haven being given much input into what should be on the test.

But when no blacks scored high enough to earn promotion on the test in 2003, the white Democratic mayor, at the behest of his black powerbroker, ordered the test results torn up.

Obviously, this was an example of racial discrimination by a government official, made especially flagrant by its post hoc nature. The majority of the Supreme Court saw “equal protection of the laws” as applying to white (and Hispanic) victims of racial discrimination, not just to black victims.

On the other hand, Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s minority saw it differently.

From Justice Ginsburg’s losing dissent in the 2009 Ricci vs. DiStefano affirmative action case:

Ginsburg, J., dissenting

SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES
FRANK RICCI, et al., PETITIONERS

07–1428 v.

JOHN DeSTEFANO et al.

[June 29, 2009]
Justice Ginsburg, with whom Justice Stevens, Justice Souter, and Justice Breyer join, dissenting.

In assessing claims of race discrimination, “[c]ontext matters.” Grutter v. Bollinger, 539 U. S. 306, 327 (2003) . In 1972, Congress extended Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to cover public employment. At that time, municipal fire departments across the country, including New Haven’s, pervasively discriminated against minorities. The extension of Title VII to cover jobs in firefighting effected no overnight change. It took decades of persistent effort, advanced by Title VII litigation, to open firefighting posts to members of racial minorities.

The white firefighters who scored high on New Haven’s promotional exams understandably attract this Court’s sympathy. But they had no vested right to promotion. Nor have other persons received promotions in preference to them. New Haven maintains that it refused to certify the test results because it believed, for good cause, that it would be vulnerable to a Title VII disparate-impact suit if it relied on those results. The Court today holds that New Haven has not demonstrated “a strong basis in evidence” for its plea. Ante, at 2. In so holding, the Court pretends that “[t]he City rejected the test results solely because the higher scoring candidates were white.” Ante, at 20. That pretension, essential to the Court’s disposition, ignores substantial evidence of multiple flaws in the tests New Haven used. The Court similarly fails to acknowledge the better tests used in other cities, which have yielded less racially skewed outcomes.1

As we all know, it’s extremely rare for whites to outscore blacks on valid tests, so therefore any test in which whites do better than blacks on average is automatically suspect.

Seriously … the only “tests” of firefighting ability in which the racial gap is not large are ones in which the graders are allowed to look at the test takers and then give the black ones high scores for imponderables (i.e., for being black). But, much to the disapproval of Justice Ginsburg, only 40% of the New Haven test was oral, while 60% was written (and thus harder to rig in favor of black candidates).

By order of this Court, New Haven, a city in which African-Americans and Hispanics account for nearly 60 percent of the population, must today be served—as it was in the days of undisguised discrimination—by a fire department in which members of racial and ethnic minorities are rarely seen in command positions. In arriving at its order, the Court barely acknowledges the pathmarking decision in Griggs v. Duke Power Co., 401 U. S. 424 (1971) , which explained the centrality of the disparate-impact concept to effective enforcement of Title VII. The Court’s order and opinion, I anticipate, will not have staying power.

In other words, the Coalition of the Fringes will bury you doomed Core Americans.

The Court’s recitation of the facts leaves out important parts of the story. Firefighting is a profession in which the legacy of racial discrimination casts an especially long shadow. In extending Title VII to state and local government employers in 1972, Congress took note of a U. S. Commission on Civil Rights (USCCR) report finding racial discrimination in municipal employment even “more pervasive than in the private sector.” H. R. Rep. No. 92–238, p. 17 (1971). According to the report, overt racism was partly to blame, but so too was a failure on the part of municipal employers to apply merit-based employment principles. In making hiring and promotion decisions, public employers often “rel[ied] on criteria unrelated to job performance,” including nepotism or political patronage.

OK, but this is now 2009 and not 1971. An enormous effort was made after 1971 to make sure that merit-based employment principles were applied to blacks.

You can see that the antiquarianism that makes up so much of the rationalization for anti-white hatred during the Great Awokening (e.g., Emmett Till, Redlining, Tulsa in 1921) was already active in Justice Ginsburg’s mind in 2009, while the events of more recent decades were getting foggy.

118 Cong. Rec. 1817 (1972). Such flawed selection methods served to entrench preexisting racial hierarchies. The USCCR report singled out police and fire departments for having “[b]arriers to equal employment … greater … than in any other area of State or local government,” with African-Americans “hold[ing] almost no positions in the officer ranks.” Ibid. See also National Commission on Fire Prevention and Control, America Burning 5 (1973) (“Racial minorities are under-represented in the fire departments in nearly every community in which they live.”).

The city of New Haven (City) was no exception. In the early 1970’s, African-Americans and Hispanics composed 30 percent of New Haven’s population, but only 3.6 percent of the City’s 502 firefighters. The racial disparity in the officer ranks was even more pronounced: “[O]f the 107 officers in the Department only one was black, and he held the lowest rank above private.” Firebird Soc. of New Haven, Inc. v. New Haven Bd. of Fire Comm’rs, 66 F. R. D. 457, 460 (Conn. 1975).

Following a lawsuit and settlement agreement, see ibid., the City initiated efforts to increase minority representation in the New Haven Fire Department (Department). Those litigation-induced efforts produced some positive change. New Haven’s population includes a greater proportion of minorities today than it did in the 1970’s: Nearly 40 percent of the City’s residents are African-American and more than 20 percent are Hispanic. Among entry-level firefighters, minorities are still underrepresented, but not starkly so. As of 2003, African-Americans and Hispanics constituted 30 percent and 16 percent of the City’s firefighters, respectively. In supervisory positions, however, significant disparities remain. Overall, the senior officer ranks (captain and higher) are nine percent African-American and nine percent Hispanic. Only one of the Department’s 21 fire captains is African-American. See App. in No. 06–4996–cv (CA2), p. A1588 (hereinafter CA2 App.). It is against this backdrop of entrenched inequality that the promotion process at issue in this litigation should be assessed. …

Pursuant to New Haven’s specifications, IOS developed and administered the oral and written exams. The results showed significant racial disparities. On the lieutenant exam, the pass rate for African-American candidates was about one-half the rate for Caucasian candidates; the pass rate for Hispanic candidates was even lower. On the captain exam, both African-American and Hispanic candidates passed at about half the rate of their Caucasian counterparts. See App. 225–226. More striking still, although nearly half of the 77 lieutenant candidates were African-American or Hispanic, none would have been eligible for promotion to the eight positions then vacant. The highest scoring African-American candidate ranked 13th; the top Hispanic candidate was 26th. As for the seven then-vacant captain positions, two Hispanic candidates would have been eligible, but no African-Americans. The highest scoring African-American candidate ranked 15th. See id., at 218–219.

These stark disparities, the Court acknowledges, sufficed to state a prima facie case under Title VII’s disparate-impact provision. See ante, at 27 (“The pass rates of minorities . . . f[e]ll well below the 80-percent standard set by the [Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)] to implement the disparate-impact provision of Title VII.”).

Strikingly, there are stronger principled arguments for why Justice Ginsburg should have been cited for hiring discrimination than in the Ricci case. Firemen chiefly battle an objective, non-political problem: fire. The job is not fundamentally political. In contrast, the police are more political (as the etymology of the word “police” would suggest). Thus, it’s not unreasonable to make sure you have more black cops than could be justified by their objective performance.

Even more political are Supreme Court clerks, who, by all accounts, have significant influence over their bosses, who are among the most politically powerful people in the country.

Hilariously, in only one of Justice Ginsburg’s 40 years as a judge did she ever have input from a black among her four clerks.

 
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  1. a civil service promotion test that had been carefully and intentionally designed to be fair to blacks

    Correction: an exam which was carefully and deliberately rigged to deliver a substantial and manifestly unfair advantage to black applicants.

    And it still wasn’t enough.

    • Agree: Joseph Doaks
  2. You can see that the antiquarianism that makes up so much of the rationalization for anti-white hatred during the Great Awokening

    Good, pithy turn of phrase BTW.

    …while the events of more recent decades were getting foggy.

    Indeed. Who can even remember back as far as not so long ago?

    New Haven obviously needs a “merit lottery”.

    Haven. Hmm. Where have I heard that name before?
    Look into that would you Steve?

  3. Some might think firefighting is largely a matter of physical strength and endurance, two things which have helped blacks in professions like sports, but there’s a lot of technical knowledge in the job that requires engagement of an appropriate supply of grey matter, stick-to-it-tiveness, and inner calm that is often absent in black folk. If uou have ever been in a firefight in garden spots of Africa, you will undersyand this.

  4. Sounds like the basis of a heartwarming opera. A sweet black legal clerk serving a cold and distant Supreme Court Justice. (Both she and Scalia were opera fans.)
    He opens up her world to see that the law isn’t abstract and can impact one’s daily life.

    Black Clerk: “Oh Ruth! Why must you always frown?! You gotta live a little and turn it upside down! I know your really busy but sometimes you gotta take a break! You can just be silent like Justice Thomas or excuse yourself from this case!

  5. OT: Another race scammer has popped up. We need a special phrase for these people.

    Racial Justice Activist from Indianapolis who claimed to be black now admits she’s actually white. She was born Jennifer Benton and changed her name to Satchuel Cole.

    https://www.lifezette.com/2020/09/racial-justice-activist-from-indianapolis-admits-shes-actually-white-used-blackness-for-personal-gain/

    • Replies: @Kronos
    @Anon

    I know if you “pass” you succeed in passing racially for something else.

    But “failing” is far to vague.

    How about something akin to “stolen valor?”

    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/JHeLg1AmmGM/hqdefault.jpg

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Charon, @Ris_Eruwaedhiel

    , @MEH 0910
    @Anon

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/annals-of-white-privilege-now-a-third-case-of-a-becky-pretending-to-be-a-beqee/

  6. The unintended consequences of Prohibition were: A. the Mafia, B. a disdain for women and female political organizing lasting over 40 years, C. the FBI as an anti bootlegger force, D. view of the federal government as a hostile entity screwing over the average White male which also lasted 40 years.

    Now, with White men VERBOTEN! from everywhere to Goldman Sachs (see Derbyshire’s column re an insider about diversity gone wild) to firefighting, and de policing as a largely accomplished goal in the aftermath of St. George Floyd of Thugg! along with the new law that blacks can rape, loot, burn, murder whenever and where ever they want, there are several unintended consequences.

    One: while elites are not going to be racist, those barred from elite status like White men certainly are. Derbyshire got his memo from an insider ticked that Diversity freeloaders who don’t bring in the money in deals get all the money and glory. While they get nothing. Eventually even Goldman Sachs will be nothing but Nigerian scammers with all that implies. And a lot of angry young and not so young White men with nothing to lose looking to burn it all down.

    Notorious RBG had the typical White female, with added dollop of Jewish East Coast privilege female, hatred of average White men. It certainly fed her id to screw them over. But like every Black murder of a White person creating more and more Whites looking at free helicopter rides as a solution, every White male denied a promotion or hiring in favor of incompetent blacks while working at Starbucks is one more recruit to blow up the system. Its what the various FBI plants and informants hope for — eventually their paymasters will be so corrupt and inept and losers like the Czars that they will take over like the original Man of Steel who was Tsarist informant.

    Depolicing and blacks having Divine Right of KANGZ! to Burn Loot Murder has consequences as well. Gun sales through the roof and will continue, in one form or another including massive non compliance with any gun and/or ammo ban. If they can’t keep illegals and drugs out of the country they certainly can’t keep ammo and guns. And the competent White police are a far cry from African levels of competence. Already in cities back east various black dudes have copied the Compton shooter and shot at cops. The cops remaining are highly likely to form death squads like South American cops and cap the black gangs likely responsible.

    Whites and Latinos both face Divine Right of KANGZ with fear and anger, driving them together. But rather than Latinos assimilating to Anglo norms you are likely to see a nation of Walter Whites for real. White men assimilating to Latino criminal norms. White men denied entry into the police, fire, military will be able and talented recruits for criminal networks as they are in Eastern Europe where criminal operations are a major issue.

    Lastly, White women reflexively backing black thugs such as Kat Patterson, the Sorority Sister featured in Robert Stacey McCain’s blog have already created a movement similar to that of White men post Prohibition. One harder and less compromising. The desire for White Sharia is only going to get stronger and stronger the more White women throw their men predictably under the bus.

    The contradictions, as the Marxists used to say, are falling apart. Sanctuary cities and Divine Right of KANGZ! but Joe Average can’t have a shotgun to protect against predatory blacks While Mary Sue can kill her kid up to ten years after (no, seriously, feminists are already demanding this) and a weirdo freak in a dress has to be called a woman instead of locked up as a nascent serial killer.

    Affirmative Action at its core means no White men allowed (eventually no Whites allowed but women are good at feelz not thinking) and that means no White men invested in anything but destroying the system. Likely as part of a criminal network.

    TLDR; if Harvard won’t have White men lots of Cartels will.

    • Agree: Pop Warner, Neoconned
    • Replies: @Mr McKenna
    @Whiskey

    I know most of you guys dislike Whiskey but I think he's a lot of fun. Almost any time I see a post this long I despair, but Whiskey seldom fails to entertain. That said, it's news to me if rabid feminists are actually demanding the right to terminate pregnancies ten years after birth. Hmm.

    Replies: @Aardvark

    , @Anonymous
    @Whiskey

    What you call 'cartels' the authorities will call 'the KKK'.

    , @TomSchmidt
    @Whiskey

    Yep, create a world in which white me have no future and you're inviting chaos until they disappear. Disenfranchised blacks did not cause as many problems.

    "Eventually even Goldman Sachs will be nothing but Nigerian scammers with all that implies."
    How would it be any different from now?

    , @Anonymous
    @Whiskey

    Societies that displace men from their role as providers/producers/protectors and as decision makers in those areas typically last for perhaps three generations (~60 years). The society then makes many bad decisions, can't support itself, rivals take many of its assets, the economic surplus used to support the women vanishes, the surviving men can't support all the surviving women, women find that they need children and men a lot more than men need to support women, and L0! - the "male dominant" or "men do all the productive work and women spend it all" model reappears.

    In the US, China is the current rival, with several other emerging rivals. The US seems to be towards the end of losing domestic assets to undercapitalization due to diversion of capital flows to nonproductive political activities, and about in the middle of losing key assets to rivals. Women have noticed that "feminist" increasingly means "old, overworked, quite frequently drunk, and childless" as Western society becomes increasingly impoverished. The choice of taking a house and kids (a "family") is looking much more attractive for those few women who have such a choice. Among other things, the "anti-marriage" laws passed since about 1960 are no longer unquestionable. The US seems to be following that above general pattern.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    , @fish
    @Whiskey

    Finally not so defeatist Whiskey! You’ve taken an important first step!

  7. OT: More on Satchuel Paigelyn Cole. The story is getting weirder and weirder. She makes other fake black peers look normal. She’s apparently no common scammer.

    https://www.blackindylive.com/shocking-details-emerge-on-indy-activist-who-faked-life-as-a-black-woman/

    • Thanks: Ian Smith
    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Anon

    https://www.blackindylive.com/shocking-details-emerge-on-indy-activist-who-faked-life-as-a-black-woman/

    shows a picture of her mother in high school: straight blonde hair but perhaps blackish features. So she might really be, say, 1/8th black. Apparently, a lot of family issues: her older sister served 8 years for stabbing their mother to death.

    Replies: @Kronos, @Jus' Sayin'..., @anon

    , @Jus' Sayin'...
    @Anon

    Satchuel Paigelyn Cole is clearly a sociopathic con artist.

    The mother of this con artist's friend, Chantelle Owens-Cole, dies. Soon thereafter Chantelle Owens-Cole dies.

    The con artist, Satchuel Paigelyn Cole, quickly " ... opened a petition in Indiana Courts to take over the Estate of the deceased Chantelle Owens-Cole ... ".

    If this were an episode of Law&Order the police would be opening an investigation into the possible murders of both Chantelle Owens-Cole and her mother.

    Replies: @Ben tillman

  8. Anonymous[350] • Disclaimer says:

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg was frequently interviewed by admiring journalists…

    She cultivated a gentle grandma persona but the mask occassionally slipped and you’d see Ruthless Ruth the Warrior Queen.

    There’s an old video of the witch wishing for an all female scotus and she was dead serious. And it goes without saying all of the clerks would be female also. And the other aux staff would be young “vivacious” college girls?

    Kagan and Sotomayor are obvious. Ginsburg was married with two kids but sympathetic to say the least. Crypto?

    The ancient taboos and prohibitions against homosexuality served the important purpose of reducing the impact of implacably angry hostile alienated people on the wider society.

    • Replies: @Dan Hayes
    @Anonymous

    During Kagan's SCOTUS confirmation hearings the Wall Street Journal had a front page photo of her playing softball. I wonder why.

    Replies: @TomSchmidt

    , @Percy Gryce
    @Anonymous


    The ancient taboos and prohibitions against homosexuality served the important purpose of reducing the impact of implacably angry hostile alienated people on the wider society.
     
    Those taboos served many other functions as well: discouraging those wavering in their sexuality from going over; preventing the poisoning of male friendships with the taint of suspicion; controlling the public health threat; etc.
    , @Jack D
    @Anonymous

    This is just slander and the poor woman is not even cold in the ground yet. Scalia had it right when he said that you can disagree without being disagreeable.

    Ginsburg was by all accounts heterosexual and her personal life was impeccable. Marty was the love of her life from the age of 17 until the day he died. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Not all feminists are lesbians. I have no idea what video you are referring to and I am sure that you are twisting what she said anyway, but even if she said the words that you put in her mouth, this does not in any way prove that she was batting for the other team.

    Replies: @HFR

  9. If RBG had a black clerk during the Ricci case, would she have ruled differently?

    • Replies: @Kronos
    @Dave Pinsen

    She would’ve been infused with the power of DIVERSITY and Wakan...No...I’d imagine very little. Maybe her husband was pretty racist?

    Both were born in Brooklyn and maybe they experienced some of the not-so-swell benefits of racial integration/white flight? Norman Podhoretz had some scary stories to tell about how dangerous Brooklyn became in the 1970s. (He too, was born there.)

    https://youtu.be/cEG3btn3dQM

    Replies: @Eric Novak

  10. Anonymous[350] • Disclaimer says:

    Tonight Trump announced his upcoming scotus pick WOULD be a woman.

    So let’s recap. We never got a justice “in the mold of Scalia.” Instead we got two unpredictable modernists.

    And now we will get a lady. Which means we get another modernist hopefully not a full blown Sandra Day O’Connor.

    We can’t get an actual conservative on the supreme court.

    We can’t get an actual end to the wars.

    We can’t get a draining of the swamp.

    We can’t get a trade surplus even for one year.

    We can’t get foreign worker/student visas restricted for even one year.

    We can’t get any significant deportations of illegal aliens.

    I could go on.

    • Replies: @Hibernian
    @Anonymous


    We can’t get an actual conservative on the supreme court.
     
    We have three. Unfortunately that seems to be a ceiling, and one that may well be lowered to zero as time goes on.
    , @Muggles
    @Anonymous


    I could go on.
     
    Please don't.

    Just another whine about how Trump doesn't own a magic wand.

    Once again I will note that he isn't a dictator, as you wish he were. Thank god he's not because Biden won't be either. (Or Harris.)

    No President ever fulfills more than a token number of his promises. High level appointments must be approved by the Senate, etc. Budgets are approved by Congress. Leftist courts, especially liberal circuit courts, hamstring change for years.

    While useless whining might be therapeutic for you, it is just bothersome to everyone else. Kinda like when kids ask, "are we there yet?"
  11. @Anonymous
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg was frequently interviewed by admiring journalists...

    She cultivated a gentle grandma persona but the mask occassionally slipped and you'd see Ruthless Ruth the Warrior Queen.

    There's an old video of the witch wishing for an all female scotus and she was dead serious. And it goes without saying all of the clerks would be female also. And the other aux staff would be young "vivacious" college girls?

    Kagan and Sotomayor are obvious. Ginsburg was married with two kids but sympathetic to say the least. Crypto?

    The ancient taboos and prohibitions against homosexuality served the important purpose of reducing the impact of implacably angry hostile alienated people on the wider society.

    Replies: @Dan Hayes, @Percy Gryce, @Jack D

    During Kagan’s SCOTUS confirmation hearings the Wall Street Journal had a front page photo of her playing softball. I wonder why.

    • Replies: @TomSchmidt
    @Dan Hayes

    Ha!

  12. @Anon
    OT: Another race scammer has popped up. We need a special phrase for these people.

    Racial Justice Activist from Indianapolis who claimed to be black now admits she’s actually white. She was born Jennifer Benton and changed her name to Satchuel Cole.

    https://www.lifezette.com/2020/09/racial-justice-activist-from-indianapolis-admits-shes-actually-white-used-blackness-for-personal-gain/

    Replies: @Kronos, @MEH 0910

    I know if you “pass” you succeed in passing racially for something else.

    But “failing” is far to vague.

    How about something akin to “stolen valor?”

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @Kronos

    I -- I'm sorry. I couldn't not think. So I thought of something that could never, ever hurt us.
    Every summer up at Camp Coronado we'd make s'mores with them.
    The Stay Puft Frogman.

    , @Charon
    @Kronos

    https://i.ibb.co/10HTLyT/Capture-2020-09-20-04-48-29-2.png

    , @Ris_Eruwaedhiel
    @Kronos

    Who or what is that person, on the right? An active-duty sea, uh, person?

  13. A bit off-topic, but the fact that each Supreme Court justice has four law clerks is itself a problem. Opinions are far too long and each justice feels he or she must contribute something, probably at least partially to keep law clerks busy. Better to have one or possibly no personal law clerks and force justices to write their own opinions.

    • Agree: Almost Missouri
    • Replies: @onetwothree
    @Diversity Heretic

    FYI four clerks is scandalously few. A lot of these judges come from environments in which they had huge and capable staffs. Four clerks--basically children--for a SC justice is absurd.

    Replies: @Almost Missouri

  14. @Anon
    OT: Another race scammer has popped up. We need a special phrase for these people.

    Racial Justice Activist from Indianapolis who claimed to be black now admits she’s actually white. She was born Jennifer Benton and changed her name to Satchuel Cole.

    https://www.lifezette.com/2020/09/racial-justice-activist-from-indianapolis-admits-shes-actually-white-used-blackness-for-personal-gain/

    Replies: @Kronos, @MEH 0910

  15. @Kronos
    @Anon

    I know if you “pass” you succeed in passing racially for something else.

    But “failing” is far to vague.

    How about something akin to “stolen valor?”

    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/JHeLg1AmmGM/hqdefault.jpg

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Charon, @Ris_Eruwaedhiel

    I — I’m sorry. I couldn’t not think. So I thought of something that could never, ever hurt us.
    Every summer up at Camp Coronado we’d make s’mores with them.
    The Stay Puft Frogman.

  16. @Anon
    OT: More on Satchuel Paigelyn Cole. The story is getting weirder and weirder. She makes other fake black peers look normal. She's apparently no common scammer.

    https://www.blackindylive.com/shocking-details-emerge-on-indy-activist-who-faked-life-as-a-black-woman/

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Jus' Sayin'...

    https://www.blackindylive.com/shocking-details-emerge-on-indy-activist-who-faked-life-as-a-black-woman/

    shows a picture of her mother in high school: straight blonde hair but perhaps blackish features. So she might really be, say, 1/8th black. Apparently, a lot of family issues: her older sister served 8 years for stabbing their mother to death.

    • Replies: @Kronos
    @Steve Sailer


    Apparently, a lot of family issues: her older sister served 8 years for stabbing their mother to death.
     
    Sounds pretty black to me.
    , @Jus' Sayin'...
    @Steve Sailer

    I don't know about "blackish features" but this family comprises some of the ugliest people I've ever seen.

    , @anon
    @Steve Sailer


    Apparently, a lot of family issues: her older sister served 8 years for stabbing their mother to death.
     
    That's an issue all right...
  17. I think what America really needs are (more) judges who are capable of saying that the issue in question is a public policy matter and a matter for the elected legislature

    But I realise that is not how America operates

    • Agree: ic1000, TomSchmidt, sayless
    • Replies: @Libre
    @sb

    That's Roberts and to an extent gorsuch and Kavanaugh, but conservatives got salty when he ruled that way in Obamacare.

  18. @Steve Sailer
    @Anon

    https://www.blackindylive.com/shocking-details-emerge-on-indy-activist-who-faked-life-as-a-black-woman/

    shows a picture of her mother in high school: straight blonde hair but perhaps blackish features. So she might really be, say, 1/8th black. Apparently, a lot of family issues: her older sister served 8 years for stabbing their mother to death.

    Replies: @Kronos, @Jus' Sayin'..., @anon

    Apparently, a lot of family issues: her older sister served 8 years for stabbing their mother to death.

    Sounds pretty black to me.

    • LOL: Charon
  19. @Dave Pinsen
    If RBG had a black clerk during the Ricci case, would she have ruled differently?

    Replies: @Kronos

    She would’ve been infused with the power of DIVERSITY and Wakan…No…I’d imagine very little. Maybe her husband was pretty racist?

    Both were born in Brooklyn and maybe they experienced some of the not-so-swell benefits of racial integration/white flight? Norman Podhoretz had some scary stories to tell about how dangerous Brooklyn became in the 1970s. (He too, was born there.)

    • Replies: @Eric Novak
    @Kronos

    Great video! My friends grew up in Logan Square, Chicago in the ‘70s. The nuns at St. John Birchman would get the kids off the playground as soon as the gunfire started between gangs. This was typical of all big cities in the Eastern half of the US at the time. The decay was forestalled, and cities mutated and recovered, but a Great Urban Reversal may be beginning.

  20. I wonder if her Dying Wish™ then would have been for Frank Ricci to make the coffee at the firehouse for the rest of his career.

  21. @Kronos
    @Anon

    I know if you “pass” you succeed in passing racially for something else.

    But “failing” is far to vague.

    How about something akin to “stolen valor?”

    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/JHeLg1AmmGM/hqdefault.jpg

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Charon, @Ris_Eruwaedhiel

  22. Fire services, like all public organisations, are political everywhere.

    Recently I was told by a “Ricci’ about the feedback interview following an examination to a specialist post for which the successful (clouted) candidate was grossly unfitted. It ran along these lines:

    “Ricci”: Just one thing – why the fuck McX?”

    The Suit: “The truth? He’s good on a night out.”

  23. Dying Wish™ has now joined the Zeroeth Amendment as part of the Democratic parties interpretation of the constitution.

    • LOL: Joseph Doaks
  24. The whole ‘disparate impact’ flimflam is such an obvious non sequitur it has to be in the running for the ultimate exemplar of clown world.

    • Agree: Ben tillman
    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Emblematic


    The whole ‘disparate impact’ flimflam is such an obvious non sequitur it has to be in the running for the ultimate exemplar of clown world.
     
    For some reason, it is never applied to gun control laws. What are they implying?

    flimflam
     
    The ultimate campaign song:



    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Bb9BhV8KCuk
  25. Ginsburg discriminated against White males, will the media mention this fact? Or will we continue to hear how she was such a champion of justice?

  26. Meanwhile at last night’s rally in Fayetteville N.C. the chant was”fill that seat”…..how could anyone not love deplorables ?

    • LOL: Bardon Kaldian
  27. Hilariously, in only one of Justice Ginsburg’s 40 years as a judge did she ever have input from a black among her four clerks.

    So she was one of those people who thought blacks were great if at a distance.

    Many such cases.

  28. @Whiskey
    The unintended consequences of Prohibition were: A. the Mafia, B. a disdain for women and female political organizing lasting over 40 years, C. the FBI as an anti bootlegger force, D. view of the federal government as a hostile entity screwing over the average White male which also lasted 40 years.

    Now, with White men VERBOTEN! from everywhere to Goldman Sachs (see Derbyshire's column re an insider about diversity gone wild) to firefighting, and de policing as a largely accomplished goal in the aftermath of St. George Floyd of Thugg! along with the new law that blacks can rape, loot, burn, murder whenever and where ever they want, there are several unintended consequences.

    One: while elites are not going to be racist, those barred from elite status like White men certainly are. Derbyshire got his memo from an insider ticked that Diversity freeloaders who don't bring in the money in deals get all the money and glory. While they get nothing. Eventually even Goldman Sachs will be nothing but Nigerian scammers with all that implies. And a lot of angry young and not so young White men with nothing to lose looking to burn it all down.

    Notorious RBG had the typical White female, with added dollop of Jewish East Coast privilege female, hatred of average White men. It certainly fed her id to screw them over. But like every Black murder of a White person creating more and more Whites looking at free helicopter rides as a solution, every White male denied a promotion or hiring in favor of incompetent blacks while working at Starbucks is one more recruit to blow up the system. Its what the various FBI plants and informants hope for -- eventually their paymasters will be so corrupt and inept and losers like the Czars that they will take over like the original Man of Steel who was Tsarist informant.

    Depolicing and blacks having Divine Right of KANGZ! to Burn Loot Murder has consequences as well. Gun sales through the roof and will continue, in one form or another including massive non compliance with any gun and/or ammo ban. If they can't keep illegals and drugs out of the country they certainly can't keep ammo and guns. And the competent White police are a far cry from African levels of competence. Already in cities back east various black dudes have copied the Compton shooter and shot at cops. The cops remaining are highly likely to form death squads like South American cops and cap the black gangs likely responsible.

    Whites and Latinos both face Divine Right of KANGZ with fear and anger, driving them together. But rather than Latinos assimilating to Anglo norms you are likely to see a nation of Walter Whites for real. White men assimilating to Latino criminal norms. White men denied entry into the police, fire, military will be able and talented recruits for criminal networks as they are in Eastern Europe where criminal operations are a major issue.

    Lastly, White women reflexively backing black thugs such as Kat Patterson, the Sorority Sister featured in Robert Stacey McCain's blog have already created a movement similar to that of White men post Prohibition. One harder and less compromising. The desire for White Sharia is only going to get stronger and stronger the more White women throw their men predictably under the bus.

    The contradictions, as the Marxists used to say, are falling apart. Sanctuary cities and Divine Right of KANGZ! but Joe Average can't have a shotgun to protect against predatory blacks While Mary Sue can kill her kid up to ten years after (no, seriously, feminists are already demanding this) and a weirdo freak in a dress has to be called a woman instead of locked up as a nascent serial killer.

    Affirmative Action at its core means no White men allowed (eventually no Whites allowed but women are good at feelz not thinking) and that means no White men invested in anything but destroying the system. Likely as part of a criminal network.

    TLDR; if Harvard won't have White men lots of Cartels will.

    Replies: @Mr McKenna, @Anonymous, @TomSchmidt, @Anonymous, @fish

    I know most of you guys dislike Whiskey but I think he’s a lot of fun. Almost any time I see a post this long I despair, but Whiskey seldom fails to entertain. That said, it’s news to me if rabid feminists are actually demanding the right to terminate pregnancies ten years after birth. Hmm.

    • Replies: @Aardvark
    @Mr McKenna

    I have heard references to this being proposed before, but only up to 5 years.
    This isn't abortion, it is legalized infanticide.
    Nevertheless:

    https://jme.bmj.com/content/39/5/261

    Replies: @Mr McKenna

  29. @Diversity Heretic
    A bit off-topic, but the fact that each Supreme Court justice has four law clerks is itself a problem. Opinions are far too long and each justice feels he or she must contribute something, probably at least partially to keep law clerks busy. Better to have one or possibly no personal law clerks and force justices to write their own opinions.

    Replies: @onetwothree

    FYI four clerks is scandalously few. A lot of these judges come from environments in which they had huge and capable staffs. Four clerks–basically children–for a SC justice is absurd.

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
    @onetwothree


    A lot of these judges come from environments in which they had huge and capable staffs.
     
    If you mean big law firms and corporate law departments, yes they do have big staffs, but everyone on staff is not necessarily working on the same matter as their boss. And even if they were, law firms engage in litigation or drafting of elaborate contracts or enormous commercial deals. This is different from rendering judgement in an appellate case, where the issues have already been narrowed and ultimately the question is which single interpretation of the law will prevail. Adding more cooks does not clarify this broth.

    Cases are more complicated at the trial level, yet trial judges do not have so many clerks.

    Four clerks–basically children
     
    If by "children", you refer to the fact that most SC clerks are relatively recent graduates, then yes, arguably the hand-holding they require creates more work for the Justices rather than relieving them of labor.
  30. Frank Ricci and 19 other white and Hispanic firemen in New Haven, CN

    I knew there was a Canton in China, and a Harbin as well. But this is the first time seeing a New Haven.

    If one can’t remember the USPS code for a state, there is always the traditional abbreviation. In this case, it’s easy: Conn. As in UConn.

  31. @Emblematic
    The whole 'disparate impact' flimflam is such an obvious non sequitur it has to be in the running for the ultimate exemplar of clown world.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    The whole ‘disparate impact’ flimflam is such an obvious non sequitur it has to be in the running for the ultimate exemplar of clown world.

    For some reason, it is never applied to gun control laws. What are they implying?

    flimflam

    The ultimate campaign song:

  32. @Anonymous
    Tonight Trump announced his upcoming scotus pick WOULD be a woman.

    So let's recap. We never got a justice "in the mold of Scalia." Instead we got two unpredictable modernists.

    And now we will get a lady. Which means we get another modernist hopefully not a full blown Sandra Day O'Connor.

    We can't get an actual conservative on the supreme court.

    We can't get an actual end to the wars.

    We can't get a draining of the swamp.

    We can't get a trade surplus even for one year.

    We can't get foreign worker/student visas restricted for even one year.

    We can't get any significant deportations of illegal aliens.

    I could go on.

    Replies: @Hibernian, @Muggles

    We can’t get an actual conservative on the supreme court.

    We have three. Unfortunately that seems to be a ceiling, and one that may well be lowered to zero as time goes on.

  33. Why not let the firemen elect or propose who will lead them?

  34. In one Psychology class, we were given a black IQ test. This is suppose to based on black skills and knowledge. Sad to say I had the third lowest skill in the class. The two students that ranked lower were the only two black students.

    • LOL: hhsiii
    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    @flyingtiger


    In one Psychology class, we were given a black IQ test.
     
    What were some of the questions?
  35. The Court’s order and opinion, I anticipate, will not have staying power.

    What, is there a Court above the Supreme Court they could appeal to?

    Stare decisis for me, but not for thee. When you win, the victory is temporary. When I win, the ruling stands forever because otherwise you would have a “jurisprudence of doubt.”

    • Agree: Hibernian
  36. @Anonymous
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg was frequently interviewed by admiring journalists...

    She cultivated a gentle grandma persona but the mask occassionally slipped and you'd see Ruthless Ruth the Warrior Queen.

    There's an old video of the witch wishing for an all female scotus and she was dead serious. And it goes without saying all of the clerks would be female also. And the other aux staff would be young "vivacious" college girls?

    Kagan and Sotomayor are obvious. Ginsburg was married with two kids but sympathetic to say the least. Crypto?

    The ancient taboos and prohibitions against homosexuality served the important purpose of reducing the impact of implacably angry hostile alienated people on the wider society.

    Replies: @Dan Hayes, @Percy Gryce, @Jack D

    The ancient taboos and prohibitions against homosexuality served the important purpose of reducing the impact of implacably angry hostile alienated people on the wider society.

    Those taboos served many other functions as well: discouraging those wavering in their sexuality from going over; preventing the poisoning of male friendships with the taint of suspicion; controlling the public health threat; etc.

  37. @sb
    I think what America really needs are (more) judges who are capable of saying that the issue in question is a public policy matter and a matter for the elected legislature

    But I realise that is not how America operates

    Replies: @Libre

    That’s Roberts and to an extent gorsuch and Kavanaugh, but conservatives got salty when he ruled that way in Obamacare.

  38. @Whiskey
    The unintended consequences of Prohibition were: A. the Mafia, B. a disdain for women and female political organizing lasting over 40 years, C. the FBI as an anti bootlegger force, D. view of the federal government as a hostile entity screwing over the average White male which also lasted 40 years.

    Now, with White men VERBOTEN! from everywhere to Goldman Sachs (see Derbyshire's column re an insider about diversity gone wild) to firefighting, and de policing as a largely accomplished goal in the aftermath of St. George Floyd of Thugg! along with the new law that blacks can rape, loot, burn, murder whenever and where ever they want, there are several unintended consequences.

    One: while elites are not going to be racist, those barred from elite status like White men certainly are. Derbyshire got his memo from an insider ticked that Diversity freeloaders who don't bring in the money in deals get all the money and glory. While they get nothing. Eventually even Goldman Sachs will be nothing but Nigerian scammers with all that implies. And a lot of angry young and not so young White men with nothing to lose looking to burn it all down.

    Notorious RBG had the typical White female, with added dollop of Jewish East Coast privilege female, hatred of average White men. It certainly fed her id to screw them over. But like every Black murder of a White person creating more and more Whites looking at free helicopter rides as a solution, every White male denied a promotion or hiring in favor of incompetent blacks while working at Starbucks is one more recruit to blow up the system. Its what the various FBI plants and informants hope for -- eventually their paymasters will be so corrupt and inept and losers like the Czars that they will take over like the original Man of Steel who was Tsarist informant.

    Depolicing and blacks having Divine Right of KANGZ! to Burn Loot Murder has consequences as well. Gun sales through the roof and will continue, in one form or another including massive non compliance with any gun and/or ammo ban. If they can't keep illegals and drugs out of the country they certainly can't keep ammo and guns. And the competent White police are a far cry from African levels of competence. Already in cities back east various black dudes have copied the Compton shooter and shot at cops. The cops remaining are highly likely to form death squads like South American cops and cap the black gangs likely responsible.

    Whites and Latinos both face Divine Right of KANGZ with fear and anger, driving them together. But rather than Latinos assimilating to Anglo norms you are likely to see a nation of Walter Whites for real. White men assimilating to Latino criminal norms. White men denied entry into the police, fire, military will be able and talented recruits for criminal networks as they are in Eastern Europe where criminal operations are a major issue.

    Lastly, White women reflexively backing black thugs such as Kat Patterson, the Sorority Sister featured in Robert Stacey McCain's blog have already created a movement similar to that of White men post Prohibition. One harder and less compromising. The desire for White Sharia is only going to get stronger and stronger the more White women throw their men predictably under the bus.

    The contradictions, as the Marxists used to say, are falling apart. Sanctuary cities and Divine Right of KANGZ! but Joe Average can't have a shotgun to protect against predatory blacks While Mary Sue can kill her kid up to ten years after (no, seriously, feminists are already demanding this) and a weirdo freak in a dress has to be called a woman instead of locked up as a nascent serial killer.

    Affirmative Action at its core means no White men allowed (eventually no Whites allowed but women are good at feelz not thinking) and that means no White men invested in anything but destroying the system. Likely as part of a criminal network.

    TLDR; if Harvard won't have White men lots of Cartels will.

    Replies: @Mr McKenna, @Anonymous, @TomSchmidt, @Anonymous, @fish

    What you call ‘cartels’ the authorities will call ‘the KKK’.

  39. @Whiskey
    The unintended consequences of Prohibition were: A. the Mafia, B. a disdain for women and female political organizing lasting over 40 years, C. the FBI as an anti bootlegger force, D. view of the federal government as a hostile entity screwing over the average White male which also lasted 40 years.

    Now, with White men VERBOTEN! from everywhere to Goldman Sachs (see Derbyshire's column re an insider about diversity gone wild) to firefighting, and de policing as a largely accomplished goal in the aftermath of St. George Floyd of Thugg! along with the new law that blacks can rape, loot, burn, murder whenever and where ever they want, there are several unintended consequences.

    One: while elites are not going to be racist, those barred from elite status like White men certainly are. Derbyshire got his memo from an insider ticked that Diversity freeloaders who don't bring in the money in deals get all the money and glory. While they get nothing. Eventually even Goldman Sachs will be nothing but Nigerian scammers with all that implies. And a lot of angry young and not so young White men with nothing to lose looking to burn it all down.

    Notorious RBG had the typical White female, with added dollop of Jewish East Coast privilege female, hatred of average White men. It certainly fed her id to screw them over. But like every Black murder of a White person creating more and more Whites looking at free helicopter rides as a solution, every White male denied a promotion or hiring in favor of incompetent blacks while working at Starbucks is one more recruit to blow up the system. Its what the various FBI plants and informants hope for -- eventually their paymasters will be so corrupt and inept and losers like the Czars that they will take over like the original Man of Steel who was Tsarist informant.

    Depolicing and blacks having Divine Right of KANGZ! to Burn Loot Murder has consequences as well. Gun sales through the roof and will continue, in one form or another including massive non compliance with any gun and/or ammo ban. If they can't keep illegals and drugs out of the country they certainly can't keep ammo and guns. And the competent White police are a far cry from African levels of competence. Already in cities back east various black dudes have copied the Compton shooter and shot at cops. The cops remaining are highly likely to form death squads like South American cops and cap the black gangs likely responsible.

    Whites and Latinos both face Divine Right of KANGZ with fear and anger, driving them together. But rather than Latinos assimilating to Anglo norms you are likely to see a nation of Walter Whites for real. White men assimilating to Latino criminal norms. White men denied entry into the police, fire, military will be able and talented recruits for criminal networks as they are in Eastern Europe where criminal operations are a major issue.

    Lastly, White women reflexively backing black thugs such as Kat Patterson, the Sorority Sister featured in Robert Stacey McCain's blog have already created a movement similar to that of White men post Prohibition. One harder and less compromising. The desire for White Sharia is only going to get stronger and stronger the more White women throw their men predictably under the bus.

    The contradictions, as the Marxists used to say, are falling apart. Sanctuary cities and Divine Right of KANGZ! but Joe Average can't have a shotgun to protect against predatory blacks While Mary Sue can kill her kid up to ten years after (no, seriously, feminists are already demanding this) and a weirdo freak in a dress has to be called a woman instead of locked up as a nascent serial killer.

    Affirmative Action at its core means no White men allowed (eventually no Whites allowed but women are good at feelz not thinking) and that means no White men invested in anything but destroying the system. Likely as part of a criminal network.

    TLDR; if Harvard won't have White men lots of Cartels will.

    Replies: @Mr McKenna, @Anonymous, @TomSchmidt, @Anonymous, @fish

    Yep, create a world in which white me have no future and you’re inviting chaos until they disappear. Disenfranchised blacks did not cause as many problems.

    “Eventually even Goldman Sachs will be nothing but Nigerian scammers with all that implies.”
    How would it be any different from now?

  40. @Dan Hayes
    @Anonymous

    During Kagan's SCOTUS confirmation hearings the Wall Street Journal had a front page photo of her playing softball. I wonder why.

    Replies: @TomSchmidt

    Ha!

  41. in New Haven, CN

    It’s CT, not CN.

  42. @Anon
    OT: More on Satchuel Paigelyn Cole. The story is getting weirder and weirder. She makes other fake black peers look normal. She's apparently no common scammer.

    https://www.blackindylive.com/shocking-details-emerge-on-indy-activist-who-faked-life-as-a-black-woman/

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Jus' Sayin'...

    Satchuel Paigelyn Cole is clearly a sociopathic con artist.

    The mother of this con artist’s friend, Chantelle Owens-Cole, dies. Soon thereafter Chantelle Owens-Cole dies.

    The con artist, Satchuel Paigelyn Cole, quickly ” … opened a petition in Indiana Courts to take over the Estate of the deceased Chantelle Owens-Cole … “.

    If this were an episode of Law&Order the police would be opening an investigation into the possible murders of both Chantelle Owens-Cole and her mother.

    • Replies: @Ben tillman
    @Jus' Sayin'...

    Yeah, that is a very interesting series of events.

  43. @Steve Sailer
    @Anon

    https://www.blackindylive.com/shocking-details-emerge-on-indy-activist-who-faked-life-as-a-black-woman/

    shows a picture of her mother in high school: straight blonde hair but perhaps blackish features. So she might really be, say, 1/8th black. Apparently, a lot of family issues: her older sister served 8 years for stabbing their mother to death.

    Replies: @Kronos, @Jus' Sayin'..., @anon

    I don’t know about “blackish features” but this family comprises some of the ugliest people I’ve ever seen.

  44. @Anonymous
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg was frequently interviewed by admiring journalists...

    She cultivated a gentle grandma persona but the mask occassionally slipped and you'd see Ruthless Ruth the Warrior Queen.

    There's an old video of the witch wishing for an all female scotus and she was dead serious. And it goes without saying all of the clerks would be female also. And the other aux staff would be young "vivacious" college girls?

    Kagan and Sotomayor are obvious. Ginsburg was married with two kids but sympathetic to say the least. Crypto?

    The ancient taboos and prohibitions against homosexuality served the important purpose of reducing the impact of implacably angry hostile alienated people on the wider society.

    Replies: @Dan Hayes, @Percy Gryce, @Jack D

    This is just slander and the poor woman is not even cold in the ground yet. Scalia had it right when he said that you can disagree without being disagreeable.

    Ginsburg was by all accounts heterosexual and her personal life was impeccable. Marty was the love of her life from the age of 17 until the day he died. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Not all feminists are lesbians. I have no idea what video you are referring to and I am sure that you are twisting what she said anyway, but even if she said the words that you put in her mouth, this does not in any way prove that she was batting for the other team.

    • Agree: Bardon Kaldian
    • Replies: @HFR
    @Jack D

    Thanks. Some commenters seem to have very active imaginations....or one-track minds.

  45. Yeah Steve, she was a hypocrite.

  46. Anonymous[339] • Disclaimer says:
    @Whiskey
    The unintended consequences of Prohibition were: A. the Mafia, B. a disdain for women and female political organizing lasting over 40 years, C. the FBI as an anti bootlegger force, D. view of the federal government as a hostile entity screwing over the average White male which also lasted 40 years.

    Now, with White men VERBOTEN! from everywhere to Goldman Sachs (see Derbyshire's column re an insider about diversity gone wild) to firefighting, and de policing as a largely accomplished goal in the aftermath of St. George Floyd of Thugg! along with the new law that blacks can rape, loot, burn, murder whenever and where ever they want, there are several unintended consequences.

    One: while elites are not going to be racist, those barred from elite status like White men certainly are. Derbyshire got his memo from an insider ticked that Diversity freeloaders who don't bring in the money in deals get all the money and glory. While they get nothing. Eventually even Goldman Sachs will be nothing but Nigerian scammers with all that implies. And a lot of angry young and not so young White men with nothing to lose looking to burn it all down.

    Notorious RBG had the typical White female, with added dollop of Jewish East Coast privilege female, hatred of average White men. It certainly fed her id to screw them over. But like every Black murder of a White person creating more and more Whites looking at free helicopter rides as a solution, every White male denied a promotion or hiring in favor of incompetent blacks while working at Starbucks is one more recruit to blow up the system. Its what the various FBI plants and informants hope for -- eventually their paymasters will be so corrupt and inept and losers like the Czars that they will take over like the original Man of Steel who was Tsarist informant.

    Depolicing and blacks having Divine Right of KANGZ! to Burn Loot Murder has consequences as well. Gun sales through the roof and will continue, in one form or another including massive non compliance with any gun and/or ammo ban. If they can't keep illegals and drugs out of the country they certainly can't keep ammo and guns. And the competent White police are a far cry from African levels of competence. Already in cities back east various black dudes have copied the Compton shooter and shot at cops. The cops remaining are highly likely to form death squads like South American cops and cap the black gangs likely responsible.

    Whites and Latinos both face Divine Right of KANGZ with fear and anger, driving them together. But rather than Latinos assimilating to Anglo norms you are likely to see a nation of Walter Whites for real. White men assimilating to Latino criminal norms. White men denied entry into the police, fire, military will be able and talented recruits for criminal networks as they are in Eastern Europe where criminal operations are a major issue.

    Lastly, White women reflexively backing black thugs such as Kat Patterson, the Sorority Sister featured in Robert Stacey McCain's blog have already created a movement similar to that of White men post Prohibition. One harder and less compromising. The desire for White Sharia is only going to get stronger and stronger the more White women throw their men predictably under the bus.

    The contradictions, as the Marxists used to say, are falling apart. Sanctuary cities and Divine Right of KANGZ! but Joe Average can't have a shotgun to protect against predatory blacks While Mary Sue can kill her kid up to ten years after (no, seriously, feminists are already demanding this) and a weirdo freak in a dress has to be called a woman instead of locked up as a nascent serial killer.

    Affirmative Action at its core means no White men allowed (eventually no Whites allowed but women are good at feelz not thinking) and that means no White men invested in anything but destroying the system. Likely as part of a criminal network.

    TLDR; if Harvard won't have White men lots of Cartels will.

    Replies: @Mr McKenna, @Anonymous, @TomSchmidt, @Anonymous, @fish

    Societies that displace men from their role as providers/producers/protectors and as decision makers in those areas typically last for perhaps three generations (~60 years). The society then makes many bad decisions, can’t support itself, rivals take many of its assets, the economic surplus used to support the women vanishes, the surviving men can’t support all the surviving women, women find that they need children and men a lot more than men need to support women, and L0! – the “male dominant” or “men do all the productive work and women spend it all” model reappears.

    In the US, China is the current rival, with several other emerging rivals. The US seems to be towards the end of losing domestic assets to undercapitalization due to diversion of capital flows to nonproductive political activities, and about in the middle of losing key assets to rivals. Women have noticed that “feminist” increasingly means “old, overworked, quite frequently drunk, and childless” as Western society becomes increasingly impoverished. The choice of taking a house and kids (a “family”) is looking much more attractive for those few women who have such a choice. Among other things, the “anti-marriage” laws passed since about 1960 are no longer unquestionable. The US seems to be following that above general pattern.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Anonymous


    The US seems to be towards the end of losing domestic assets to undercapitalization
     
    Such as what?

    due to diversion of capital flows to nonproductive political activities,
     
    Such as?

    and about in the middle of losing key assets to rivals.
     
    Such as what?
  47. @Whiskey
    The unintended consequences of Prohibition were: A. the Mafia, B. a disdain for women and female political organizing lasting over 40 years, C. the FBI as an anti bootlegger force, D. view of the federal government as a hostile entity screwing over the average White male which also lasted 40 years.

    Now, with White men VERBOTEN! from everywhere to Goldman Sachs (see Derbyshire's column re an insider about diversity gone wild) to firefighting, and de policing as a largely accomplished goal in the aftermath of St. George Floyd of Thugg! along with the new law that blacks can rape, loot, burn, murder whenever and where ever they want, there are several unintended consequences.

    One: while elites are not going to be racist, those barred from elite status like White men certainly are. Derbyshire got his memo from an insider ticked that Diversity freeloaders who don't bring in the money in deals get all the money and glory. While they get nothing. Eventually even Goldman Sachs will be nothing but Nigerian scammers with all that implies. And a lot of angry young and not so young White men with nothing to lose looking to burn it all down.

    Notorious RBG had the typical White female, with added dollop of Jewish East Coast privilege female, hatred of average White men. It certainly fed her id to screw them over. But like every Black murder of a White person creating more and more Whites looking at free helicopter rides as a solution, every White male denied a promotion or hiring in favor of incompetent blacks while working at Starbucks is one more recruit to blow up the system. Its what the various FBI plants and informants hope for -- eventually their paymasters will be so corrupt and inept and losers like the Czars that they will take over like the original Man of Steel who was Tsarist informant.

    Depolicing and blacks having Divine Right of KANGZ! to Burn Loot Murder has consequences as well. Gun sales through the roof and will continue, in one form or another including massive non compliance with any gun and/or ammo ban. If they can't keep illegals and drugs out of the country they certainly can't keep ammo and guns. And the competent White police are a far cry from African levels of competence. Already in cities back east various black dudes have copied the Compton shooter and shot at cops. The cops remaining are highly likely to form death squads like South American cops and cap the black gangs likely responsible.

    Whites and Latinos both face Divine Right of KANGZ with fear and anger, driving them together. But rather than Latinos assimilating to Anglo norms you are likely to see a nation of Walter Whites for real. White men assimilating to Latino criminal norms. White men denied entry into the police, fire, military will be able and talented recruits for criminal networks as they are in Eastern Europe where criminal operations are a major issue.

    Lastly, White women reflexively backing black thugs such as Kat Patterson, the Sorority Sister featured in Robert Stacey McCain's blog have already created a movement similar to that of White men post Prohibition. One harder and less compromising. The desire for White Sharia is only going to get stronger and stronger the more White women throw their men predictably under the bus.

    The contradictions, as the Marxists used to say, are falling apart. Sanctuary cities and Divine Right of KANGZ! but Joe Average can't have a shotgun to protect against predatory blacks While Mary Sue can kill her kid up to ten years after (no, seriously, feminists are already demanding this) and a weirdo freak in a dress has to be called a woman instead of locked up as a nascent serial killer.

    Affirmative Action at its core means no White men allowed (eventually no Whites allowed but women are good at feelz not thinking) and that means no White men invested in anything but destroying the system. Likely as part of a criminal network.

    TLDR; if Harvard won't have White men lots of Cartels will.

    Replies: @Mr McKenna, @Anonymous, @TomSchmidt, @Anonymous, @fish

    Finally not so defeatist Whiskey! You’ve taken an important first step!

  48. @Anonymous
    @Whiskey

    Societies that displace men from their role as providers/producers/protectors and as decision makers in those areas typically last for perhaps three generations (~60 years). The society then makes many bad decisions, can't support itself, rivals take many of its assets, the economic surplus used to support the women vanishes, the surviving men can't support all the surviving women, women find that they need children and men a lot more than men need to support women, and L0! - the "male dominant" or "men do all the productive work and women spend it all" model reappears.

    In the US, China is the current rival, with several other emerging rivals. The US seems to be towards the end of losing domestic assets to undercapitalization due to diversion of capital flows to nonproductive political activities, and about in the middle of losing key assets to rivals. Women have noticed that "feminist" increasingly means "old, overworked, quite frequently drunk, and childless" as Western society becomes increasingly impoverished. The choice of taking a house and kids (a "family") is looking much more attractive for those few women who have such a choice. Among other things, the "anti-marriage" laws passed since about 1960 are no longer unquestionable. The US seems to be following that above general pattern.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    The US seems to be towards the end of losing domestic assets to undercapitalization

    Such as what?

    due to diversion of capital flows to nonproductive political activities,

    Such as?

    and about in the middle of losing key assets to rivals.

    Such as what?

  49. New Haven went from 30% minority in 1972 to 60% in 2003. I haven’t been there since 1982 and you had to avoid certain parts of town even then.

    Plus clam pizza is a thing there. Which I like but isn’t for everyone.

  50. I would really like to see a new supreme Court judge who is open-minded and examines the facts of the case on their own merits, rather than deciding before leaving home to hear the case how they’re going to vote.

    In far too many Supreme Court cases it is utterly predictable ahead of time exactly how the justices will vote, suggesting that many votes go along party political lines rather than matters of law.

    This is not surprising because the whole process of appointing Supreme Court judges is political. It would make more sense for each party to take turns in putting forward a slate of candidates for the Supreme Court and having them pensioned off at 70.

    That way there would be enough justices with experience of being Medicare patients, but not with experience of having Alzheimer’s disease and you would not have judges whose experience was maybe very relevant 30 years ago but, but have not really kept up with current issues.

    The political system in the United States is really becoming increasingly an embarrassment, particularly because the influence in Washington of states with very small populations is way out of proportion to the significance of the communities that they represent, the fossilized Supreme Court, and the power of the presidency which in reality has very few checks and balances and is increasingly becoming like a North Korea style dictatorship.

    The fact that both political parties are way to the right of Genghis Khan does not help either.

    • Replies: @anon
    @Jonathan Mason

    I would really like to see a new supreme Court judge who is open-minded and examines the facts of the case on their own merits, rather than deciding before leaving home to hear the case how they’re going to vote.

    I would really like to see a unicorn!

    The fact that both political parties are way to the right of Genghis Khan does not help either.

    What does that even mean?

    Replies: @Ben tillman

    , @Ben tillman
    @Jonathan Mason

    1. You have no idea what right and left mean.

    2. You are ignorant of the concepts of federalism and self-government.

    Both parties are on the left. They continually push us toward centralized power.

    The influence of states with small populations is a *very* good thing because it reminds *some* of us that no state should have any influence at all. Each state is supposed to cooperate in national defense but otherwise govern itself.

  51. anon[424] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jonathan Mason
    I would really like to see a new supreme Court judge who is open-minded and examines the facts of the case on their own merits, rather than deciding before leaving home to hear the case how they're going to vote.

    In far too many Supreme Court cases it is utterly predictable ahead of time exactly how the justices will vote, suggesting that many votes go along party political lines rather than matters of law.

    This is not surprising because the whole process of appointing Supreme Court judges is political. It would make more sense for each party to take turns in putting forward a slate of candidates for the Supreme Court and having them pensioned off at 70.

    That way there would be enough justices with experience of being Medicare patients, but not with experience of having Alzheimer's disease and you would not have judges whose experience was maybe very relevant 30 years ago but, but have not really kept up with current issues.

    The political system in the United States is really becoming increasingly an embarrassment, particularly because the influence in Washington of states with very small populations is way out of proportion to the significance of the communities that they represent, the fossilized Supreme Court, and the power of the presidency which in reality has very few checks and balances and is increasingly becoming like a North Korea style dictatorship.

    The fact that both political parties are way to the right of Genghis Khan does not help either.

    Replies: @anon, @Ben tillman

    I would really like to see a new supreme Court judge who is open-minded and examines the facts of the case on their own merits, rather than deciding before leaving home to hear the case how they’re going to vote.

    I would really like to see a unicorn!

    The fact that both political parties are way to the right of Genghis Khan does not help either.

    What does that even mean?

    • Replies: @Ben tillman
    @anon

    Obviously, he has no idea what right and left mean, but even that fact can’t explain how he imagines his statement to be true.

  52. @Jack D
    @Anonymous

    This is just slander and the poor woman is not even cold in the ground yet. Scalia had it right when he said that you can disagree without being disagreeable.

    Ginsburg was by all accounts heterosexual and her personal life was impeccable. Marty was the love of her life from the age of 17 until the day he died. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Not all feminists are lesbians. I have no idea what video you are referring to and I am sure that you are twisting what she said anyway, but even if she said the words that you put in her mouth, this does not in any way prove that she was batting for the other team.

    Replies: @HFR

    Thanks. Some commenters seem to have very active imaginations….or one-track minds.

  53. @Anonymous
    Tonight Trump announced his upcoming scotus pick WOULD be a woman.

    So let's recap. We never got a justice "in the mold of Scalia." Instead we got two unpredictable modernists.

    And now we will get a lady. Which means we get another modernist hopefully not a full blown Sandra Day O'Connor.

    We can't get an actual conservative on the supreme court.

    We can't get an actual end to the wars.

    We can't get a draining of the swamp.

    We can't get a trade surplus even for one year.

    We can't get foreign worker/student visas restricted for even one year.

    We can't get any significant deportations of illegal aliens.

    I could go on.

    Replies: @Hibernian, @Muggles

    I could go on.

    Please don’t.

    Just another whine about how Trump doesn’t own a magic wand.

    Once again I will note that he isn’t a dictator, as you wish he were. Thank god he’s not because Biden won’t be either. (Or Harris.)

    No President ever fulfills more than a token number of his promises. High level appointments must be approved by the Senate, etc. Budgets are approved by Congress. Leftist courts, especially liberal circuit courts, hamstring change for years.

    While useless whining might be therapeutic for you, it is just bothersome to everyone else. Kinda like when kids ask, “are we there yet?”

    • Thanks: Harry Baldwin
  54. RBG was wrong about Ricci.

  55. @Steve Sailer
    @Anon

    https://www.blackindylive.com/shocking-details-emerge-on-indy-activist-who-faked-life-as-a-black-woman/

    shows a picture of her mother in high school: straight blonde hair but perhaps blackish features. So she might really be, say, 1/8th black. Apparently, a lot of family issues: her older sister served 8 years for stabbing their mother to death.

    Replies: @Kronos, @Jus' Sayin'..., @anon

    Apparently, a lot of family issues: her older sister served 8 years for stabbing their mother to death.

    That’s an issue all right…

  56. @flyingtiger
    In one Psychology class, we were given a black IQ test. This is suppose to based on black skills and knowledge. Sad to say I had the third lowest skill in the class. The two students that ranked lower were the only two black students.

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob

    In one Psychology class, we were given a black IQ test.

    What were some of the questions?

  57. @Jus' Sayin'...
    @Anon

    Satchuel Paigelyn Cole is clearly a sociopathic con artist.

    The mother of this con artist's friend, Chantelle Owens-Cole, dies. Soon thereafter Chantelle Owens-Cole dies.

    The con artist, Satchuel Paigelyn Cole, quickly " ... opened a petition in Indiana Courts to take over the Estate of the deceased Chantelle Owens-Cole ... ".

    If this were an episode of Law&Order the police would be opening an investigation into the possible murders of both Chantelle Owens-Cole and her mother.

    Replies: @Ben tillman

    Yeah, that is a very interesting series of events.

  58. @Jonathan Mason
    I would really like to see a new supreme Court judge who is open-minded and examines the facts of the case on their own merits, rather than deciding before leaving home to hear the case how they're going to vote.

    In far too many Supreme Court cases it is utterly predictable ahead of time exactly how the justices will vote, suggesting that many votes go along party political lines rather than matters of law.

    This is not surprising because the whole process of appointing Supreme Court judges is political. It would make more sense for each party to take turns in putting forward a slate of candidates for the Supreme Court and having them pensioned off at 70.

    That way there would be enough justices with experience of being Medicare patients, but not with experience of having Alzheimer's disease and you would not have judges whose experience was maybe very relevant 30 years ago but, but have not really kept up with current issues.

    The political system in the United States is really becoming increasingly an embarrassment, particularly because the influence in Washington of states with very small populations is way out of proportion to the significance of the communities that they represent, the fossilized Supreme Court, and the power of the presidency which in reality has very few checks and balances and is increasingly becoming like a North Korea style dictatorship.

    The fact that both political parties are way to the right of Genghis Khan does not help either.

    Replies: @anon, @Ben tillman

    1. You have no idea what right and left mean.

    2. You are ignorant of the concepts of federalism and self-government.

    Both parties are on the left. They continually push us toward centralized power.

    The influence of states with small populations is a *very* good thing because it reminds *some* of us that no state should have any influence at all. Each state is supposed to cooperate in national defense but otherwise govern itself.

  59. @anon
    @Jonathan Mason

    I would really like to see a new supreme Court judge who is open-minded and examines the facts of the case on their own merits, rather than deciding before leaving home to hear the case how they’re going to vote.

    I would really like to see a unicorn!

    The fact that both political parties are way to the right of Genghis Khan does not help either.

    What does that even mean?

    Replies: @Ben tillman

    Obviously, he has no idea what right and left mean, but even that fact can’t explain how he imagines his statement to be true.

  60. @Kronos
    @Anon

    I know if you “pass” you succeed in passing racially for something else.

    But “failing” is far to vague.

    How about something akin to “stolen valor?”

    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/JHeLg1AmmGM/hqdefault.jpg

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Charon, @Ris_Eruwaedhiel

    Who or what is that person, on the right? An active-duty sea, uh, person?

  61. I just typed in “stolen valor” in a search engine images page and it popped up. I can’t determine the gender (bad sign) but that person cannot be compliant with PT (physical training) exercise tests. Those tests are continuous throughout your military career regardless of branch.

    (Here’s the YouTube video with the video thumbnail clip art found in the images page.)

  62. @onetwothree
    @Diversity Heretic

    FYI four clerks is scandalously few. A lot of these judges come from environments in which they had huge and capable staffs. Four clerks--basically children--for a SC justice is absurd.

    Replies: @Almost Missouri

    A lot of these judges come from environments in which they had huge and capable staffs.

    If you mean big law firms and corporate law departments, yes they do have big staffs, but everyone on staff is not necessarily working on the same matter as their boss. And even if they were, law firms engage in litigation or drafting of elaborate contracts or enormous commercial deals. This is different from rendering judgement in an appellate case, where the issues have already been narrowed and ultimately the question is which single interpretation of the law will prevail. Adding more cooks does not clarify this broth.

    Cases are more complicated at the trial level, yet trial judges do not have so many clerks.

    Four clerks–basically children

    If by “children”, you refer to the fact that most SC clerks are relatively recent graduates, then yes, arguably the hand-holding they require creates more work for the Justices rather than relieving them of labor.

  63. @Mr McKenna
    @Whiskey

    I know most of you guys dislike Whiskey but I think he's a lot of fun. Almost any time I see a post this long I despair, but Whiskey seldom fails to entertain. That said, it's news to me if rabid feminists are actually demanding the right to terminate pregnancies ten years after birth. Hmm.

    Replies: @Aardvark

    I have heard references to this being proposed before, but only up to 5 years.
    This isn’t abortion, it is legalized infanticide.
    Nevertheless:

    https://jme.bmj.com/content/39/5/261

    • Replies: @Mr McKenna
    @Aardvark

    Thanks. Interesting and a bit scary.


    In spite of the oxymoron in the expression, we propose to call this practice ‘after-birth abortion’, rather than ‘infanticide’, to emphasise that the moral status of the individual killed is comparable with that of a fetus (on which ‘abortions’ in the traditional sense are performed) rather than to that of a child. Therefore, we claim that killing a newborn could be ethically permissible in all the circumstances where abortion would be.
     
    They use severe disease and/or abnormalities as potential justifications.
    I see a slippery slope, though they do make a couple arguable points.
  64. @Aardvark
    @Mr McKenna

    I have heard references to this being proposed before, but only up to 5 years.
    This isn't abortion, it is legalized infanticide.
    Nevertheless:

    https://jme.bmj.com/content/39/5/261

    Replies: @Mr McKenna

    Thanks. Interesting and a bit scary.

    In spite of the oxymoron in the expression, we propose to call this practice ‘after-birth abortion’, rather than ‘infanticide’, to emphasise that the moral status of the individual killed is comparable with that of a fetus (on which ‘abortions’ in the traditional sense are performed) rather than to that of a child. Therefore, we claim that killing a newborn could be ethically permissible in all the circumstances where abortion would be.

    They use severe disease and/or abnormalities as potential justifications.
    I see a slippery slope, though they do make a couple arguable points.

  65. @Kronos
    @Dave Pinsen

    She would’ve been infused with the power of DIVERSITY and Wakan...No...I’d imagine very little. Maybe her husband was pretty racist?

    Both were born in Brooklyn and maybe they experienced some of the not-so-swell benefits of racial integration/white flight? Norman Podhoretz had some scary stories to tell about how dangerous Brooklyn became in the 1970s. (He too, was born there.)

    https://youtu.be/cEG3btn3dQM

    Replies: @Eric Novak

    Great video! My friends grew up in Logan Square, Chicago in the ‘70s. The nuns at St. John Birchman would get the kids off the playground as soon as the gunfire started between gangs. This was typical of all big cities in the Eastern half of the US at the time. The decay was forestalled, and cities mutated and recovered, but a Great Urban Reversal may be beginning.

  66. The decay was forestalled, and cities mutated and recovered, but a Great Urban Reversal may be beginning.

    I think as time goes on, it’ll become more apparent that the 2008 Great Recession ruptured the Neoliberal Democratic Party consensus that made remission of urban decay possible. The current emergency program of rapidly converting white cultural self respect and dignity to preserve economic assets to appease blacks is not sustainable. Might be a good time to purchase a McMansion in rural Ohio or Washington State and work remotely by internet.

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