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From the New York Times:

The Yom Kippur Prayer on Cory Booker’s Lips
On the 2020 campaign trail, the senator from New Jersey relies on some help from his rabbinical friends, and his decades of Jewish learning.

By Jennifer Medina, Oct. 8, 2019, 5:00 a.m. ET

LOS ANGELES — When President Donald Trump suggested earlier this year that American Jews who vote for Democrats are disloyal, one 2020 Democratic presidential candidate chose to respond in Hebrew.

“I know Jewish values,” Senator Cory Booker told a group of reporters. “Tzedakah, chesed” he said — “those are ideas about justice and decency and kindness and mercy. We need to get back to those values.”

He then went on to quote a prayer said during the Jewish High Holy Days to further make his case.

““Ki beyti beit tefila yikarech l’kol ha’amim,” he said in slightly Yiddish-inflected Hebrew. “‘May my house be a house of prayer for many nations,’ that’s what is said at the most important time of year, that’s what we need to get back to.”

Mr. Booker, who is Christian, will not be uttering those words in synagogue this Yom Kippur, which begins Tuesday at sundown, but it has not stopped him from speaking them frequently as he runs for president.

… Not long after he arrived at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar in 1992, Mr. Booker met Shmuley Boteach, an American rabbi who had been sent to the campus as an emissary for the Chabad-Lubavitch movement, which places an emphasis on outreach to nonpracticing Jews.

Mr. Booker eventually became a president of the L’Chaim Society, a Jewish campus group that Rabbi Boteach created, which functioned as a kind of salon and dining club for students.

“To say that we were close is really an understatement,” Rabbi Boteach said in an interview. “We were the way two brothers are,” he added. “He was an uncle to my children, he was my confidant.”

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  1. OMG! I love these Sam’s Club bagels!

    • LOL: Realist
    • Replies: @J.Ross
  2. Hail says: • Website

    Booker hasn’t looked like even a realistic second-tier candidate since the first debate (late June); needs a boost. Hence playing the “President of the L’Chaim Society” card.

    ____________

    RealClearPolitics polling average (rolling) as of October 7, 2019:

    – Biden: 26.5
    – Warren: 26.0
    – Sanders: 14
    – Buttigieg: 6
    – Harris: 5
    – Yang: 3
    – Beto: 2
    – Booker, Gabbard, Klobuchar, Castro, Bennett, Steyer: 1 each.

    The consolidation around Warren since Labor Day continues. The trendline is for her to surpass Biden in the RCP average for the first time ever by mid-October, and she could be out of the margin-of-error range by Halloween.

    • Replies: @istevefan
    , @Kronos
  3. bjondo says:

    Synagogue negro.

    Similar to Oreobama.

    Blacks so lucky.

    Hindus too

    with Synagogue Haley.

    • Replies: @Not Raul
  4. Charon says:
    @SFG

    So, apparently the NYT no longer likes Booker’s version of events and is replacing it with its own? What exactly is their purpose, in the grand scheme of things?

  5. Is there a less black black man in politics than Booker?

  6. Mr. Anon says:

    He’s still got the monkey on his back.

  7. … Not long after he arrived at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar in 1992, Mr. Booker met Shmuley Boteach, an American rabbi

    https://www.timesofisrael.com/kosher-sex-store-in-tel-aviv-run-by-rabbis-daughter-sells-spice-for-marriages/

    Kosher sex store in Tel Aviv run by rabbi’s daughter sells spice for marriages

  8. US Senator Cory Booker and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg are both politician whores for rancid plutocrats.

    Booker and Buttigieg are complete and total politician whores for the hostile JEW/WASP ruling class of the American Empire.

    Booker is the Mulatto politician whore for the globalizer plutocrats and Buttigieg is the gay politician whore for globalizer plutocrats.

    Neither Booker nor Buttigieg have an ounce of integrity between them, and that is exactly how the globalizer plutocrats like their politician whores.

    Booker and Buttigieg push mass legal immigration and mass illegal immigration and globalization and financialization and transnationalism and endless overseas war on behalf of Israel and other nations and multicultural mayhem.

    Booker and Buttigieg push to concentrate more wealth and power in the hands of the globalizer plutocrats at the expense of the other 90 percent of the American people.

    The nasty treasonite globalizer plutocrats want the voters to focus on the Mulatto candidate and the gay candidate and not to focus on who has the power and the ill-gotten gains in the USA.

    The Green Party will have a voter boom of tremendous proportions when Warren or Biden get the presidential nomination from the Democrat Party, and Green Party voters will not tolerate stooge whore politicians such as Booker or Buttigieg to be used as tokens instead of real questions of political power in the USA.

  9. Arclight says:

    All politicians are actors to some extent, but Booker is a uniquely bad one it seems to me. No one finds him authentic in any way, and without him being black he would have never been elected to anything at all.

    • Agree: Mr McKenna
    • Replies: @njguy73
  10. Mocking politicians is a good thing. They mostly deserve it, and they need more help than most of us to deflate their egos. There is the hazard, though, that ridiculing the politicians splatters a lot of other people. For example, Trump critics have a love for mocking his hair and other features, but there are a lot of Americans who are fat, old, have bad hair, or are otherwise not good-looking.

    As I started reading this Booker post, I knew it would end with Steve Sailer again mocking that old Purim video. Mocking Booker is fine, but I regret the chill to the world it adds by mocking what should be considered perfectly normal and healthy holiday horseplay by a couple of young men.

    • Troll: Chris Mallory
    • Replies: @silviosilver
  11. ““Ki beyti beit tefila yikarech l’kol ha’amim,”

    It’s “yikareh” = will be called, not “yikarech”=will be made bald .

    • Replies: @Dissident
  12. OT:
    Discussing Blackness on Reddit? Photograph Your Forearm First
    Moderators of an online forum called Black People Twitter have caused an uproar by requiring participants to submit a photograph proving they are not white.
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/08/us/reddit-race-black-people-twitter.html

  13. Spangel says:

    I think booker accepted that he was running for dem vp early on, and has led a quiet campaign since.

    He doesn’t put a stake in the ground as a progressive or a centrist, so he can be matched with either a progressive or centrist front runner.

    If warren wins, he’s a good vp choice because he could bring some black votes and is young enough to act as a future presidential candidate.

    If Biden wins, he’s not bad because he balances against the image of an old white man running once again for president. Booker is in competition with harris to be Biden’s vp, but booker could get it over her. For one thing, he didn’t pick a fight with Biden on stage. And he isn’t disliked the way Kamala is. He’s merely not impressive to people.

    I don’t really object to booker more than I do to the average democrat presidential candidate. He does the same things the rest do.

  14. nebulafox says:

    Not disloyal, just stupid. As Jewish commentators have pointed out repeatedly here, the Diverse lack the strong Judeophilia of Gentile American whites. They don’t necessarily hate Jews (some, like the Chinese, admire them), but nevertheless, Jews are largely viewed as being the Whitest of all white people, not as oppressed and downtrodden as per their favored self-image.

    And in fairness to the Diverse, in the United States of 2019, their view is a lot more accurate. America is objectively the most philo-Semitic society that has ever possessed a prominent Jewish element. I think a lot of lefties in general tend to fetishize victimhood, which naturally means there are strong mental incentives to think of yourself as one, even when you aren’t. Jews happen to have a self-image of being oppressed due to thousands of years of history. It’s an appealing narrative to embrace, if what is “good” is defined as being a victim, in the sense of Nietzschean value systems, even if it doesn’t match to modern day reality.

    Europe is a good foreshadowing of what this would mean practically. Jews there are far more right wing politically than in the US, largely because they’ve been viewed as a particularly well-off brand of white for a long time now. The same dynamic plays out with more recent Jewish immigrants from Russia, where assimilation and intermarriage took off in the latter day USSR after centuries of parallel societies. Circumstances in the US have let many American Jews inhabit a political fantasy world for decades, there’s no telling how long that’ll last, especially since the Asians have more or less displaced them as the grind minority.

    (Now, people who prioritize Israel’s interests over those of the US: that is rank disloyalty. But I can’t really blame the Jews for that, as the most odious examples of that tend to be white evangelicals from the Bible Belt and left wing Jews seem to despise Netanyahu as much as any nationalist. Yes, the neocons are hypocrites, but beating up on them these days is like making fun of retarded children. Everybody except them knows that their ideas are lunacy.)

    • Agree: Ibound1
    • Replies: @International Jew
  15. nebulafox says:
    @william munny

    Obama was politically successful because he was a black man who white liberals fell in love with. He was just like them in every way imaginable, only better, everything they aspired to (Harvard! Cosmopolitan! Internationalist! Comfortable hierarchal while still caring about the poor!) while simultaneously allowing them to think they were on the cusp of a new age in history (Chicago community organizer-I am a good person, not at all like the icky badwhites, by supporting Scrappy here!) by virtue of his skin. In short: the white liberal’s ideal of a black intellectual. Someone who brought all the exotic background and “authenticity”, but convienently agreed with them lock step on actual policy and world view.

    I think Obama himself knew this on some level and always privately despised it, but he had the verbal skills necessary to sell himself to both average blacks and white liberals, even if he knew he really could never truly, 100 percent be one of the former like he privately wanted. (Just like Dubya wanted be a Texas redneck before him and tried, but always knew there was an unbridgable gap.) But with Booker, it is way too obvious: that, and the novelty factor is gone. Now it’s gonna all be about getting a woman POTUS, especially since Hillary’s failure still rankles.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
  16. istevefan says:
    @Hail

    Booker should be cleaning up with the black vote since there are no other blacks in the race, unless you consider Harris. And it appears the black voter does not consider her one of their own. And given the huge importance of the black vote in the democrat primaries, that alone would make him a top contender.

    Pandering in Hebrew might help for fund raising. But unless he can connect with the black vote, he is toast.

  17. I went to Booker’s webpage. Most of the Dem. candidates’ webpage do not provide a platform and just ask for contributions. Bo0ker’s does to his credit. One topic is Immigration which he is strongly in favor of, because that’s who we are.

    It seems obvious to me that massive immigration has been bad for the US. Just compare life in the 1960s when population was 180 million and now with 330 million. Yet when I discuss the subject with friends close to my age, it seems that they never noticed the qualitative difference of life in the US then compared to now. All seem pro-immigration because so-and-so a foreigner of their acquaintanceship is a nice guy.So in addition to the fact that massive immigration since the change of law on immigration in 1967 is a fait accompli, legacy Americans, that is born and brought up here, are in favor of more immigration. That seems to me a doctrinal fait accompli, an internalized credo, and no less reversable.

    • Replies: @Charon
  18. istevefan says:

    LOS ANGELES — When President Donald Trump suggested earlier this year that American Jews who vote for Democrats are disloyal,

    So the media is bent out of shape when Trump makes a statement like this. If you go back to 2010, then Senator Harry Reid (D-Nevada) said this:

    “I don’t know how anyone of Hispanic heritage could be a Republican, OK,” Reid said. “Do I need to say more?”

    Outside of some republicans, I don’t think anyone in the media even batted an eye at that statement.

    The problem with Trump’s statement is that he is still avoiding the most obvious voting block, the White vote. Just like Trump always touts “lowest black unemployment” or “lowest hispanic unemployment”, he never cites stats for Whites.

    His statement would have made more sense if he had said” I don’t know how anyone of European heritage could be a Democrat, OK.”

    • Replies: @Charon
  19. nebulafox says:
    @istevefan

    That’s exactly why he doesn’t stand a chance. He just can’t sell authentic blackness-he’s less adept than Obama-and now that the novelty factor of having a black POTUS is gone, looking the part isn’t going to be enough to generate similar enthusiasm. The MSM was shockingly in the bag for Obama as early as the 2008 primaries: against Hillary Clinton. If anything, the opposite is going to be true, if we insert Warren for Clinton.

    Black people are not driving the DNC these days, if they ever did. White liberals are driving the zeitgeist, with the obligatory nod to SV donors on economic issues. And their focus is on getting the first Mrs. President. In a way, that suits Trump a lot more than facing off against a black man: I cannot think of ways that Trump can win reelection if forced to run on his own merits, but plenty of ways to win if the Democrats screw up. Probably the easiest is running another woman Trump can paint as a shrill, joyless schoolmarm. It won’t be as easy as 2016 because the populist angle is totally gone-and here Trump has no one but himself to blame-but with the legacy media growing ever more ridiculous by the day, it could be relatively simple to turn this into a race where so many people are turned off that incumbency can give him a solid chance at winning.

    • Replies: @Hail
  20. anon[613] • Disclaimer says:
    @istevefan

    Booker should be cleaning up with the black vote

    Too much “on the down low” vibe. He needed to get a beard like Mike Obama years ago. Too late now.

    Pandering in Hebrew might help for fund raising. But unless he can connect with the black vote, he is toast.

  21. Shmuley, Shmuley, Shmuley,
    do you love me?
    Shmuley, Shmuley, Shmuley,
    do you care?
    Shmuley, Shmuley,
    are you thinking of me?
    Shmuley, Shmuley,
    Will you still be there?

  22. Clear pandering. He knows where the money is. No one loves the Jews unless they have something to gain. Even Jews feel that way about other Jews.

    What will he open his argument with at the next debate, a Yiddish phrase or Spanish? More money or more votes? Such tough choices.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  23. Kronos says:
    @Hail

    Any bets on Warren’s Vice Presidential pick?

  24. Alfa158 says:

    Schmuley would make a great movie subject if it were possible to get Hollywood to make one, and it isn’t. Author of a sex manual for Orthodox Jews that emphasized the importance of lust over love, defender of Michael Jackson’s relationships with children, brother of a gun dealer who bought used police pistols and resold them to South Central gangbangers, uncle of a convicted international gun-runner, rider of Corey Booker. What a life-story!

    • Agree: HammerJack
    • Replies: @kaganovitch
  25. ChrisZ says:

    Nebula, you’re on fire today with three meaty comments (so far).

    Your observation about the media being “shockingly in the bag for Obama” over *Clinton* in 2008 rings true. I remember realizing that was the case when I heard a drive-time radio talker joke that Obama had 50 IQ points over Hillary. That’s the sine qua non of Liberal politics: the Lib’s claim that his side or candidate is “smarter.” Hillary being dismissed as the dumb one was proof that a decision had been made somewhere, and she was through for that season.

    But oh, how it must have rankled Hillary to be on the short end of that stick for once! It almost made her sympathetic. Didn’t last, though. Eight years later she was rechristened as the smartest kid in the room, and she easily slid back into her native insufferability.

    • Replies: @Jim Christian
  26. Paul says:

    “I know Jewish values,” Senator Cory Booker told a group of reporters. “Tzedakah, chesed” he said — “those are ideas about justice and decency and kindness and mercy. We need to get back to those values.”

    Except, of course, for the indigenous Palestinian people (Canaanites).

  27. Sooner or later, the truth about the utterly gargantuan role played by Jews in the trans-Atlantic slave trade (not to mention every single other slave trade, present ones included) will come to the surface, and then the Diverse will occupy quite a different position in the general political calculus.

  28. Abe says:

    When President Donald Trump suggested earlier this year that American Jews who vote for Democrats are disloyal, one 2020 Democratic presidential candidate chose to respond in Hebrew.

    One of Justin Trudeau’s first public dress-ups (at least the first one I saw) was Justin Trudeau the quantum physicist. Basically he made an appearance at a university which involved him in front of a lectern reciting some chapter and verse about subatomic particles and quantum forces that, to my limited understanding, sounded a bit more than just complete gobbledygook- meaning he and his staffers had at least done their basic homework for this bit of dreary public theater. “Smart and cute!” my wife gushed that afternoon, so I guess it was a “success”.

    So whoop-dee-do, Booker has memorized some Hebrew (Yiddish-inflected no less!) prayers so that he can take his bow in the same sort of dreary public theater. “The first Jewish President!” Yet even this puff piece sounds so weary and jaded by the ridiculousness of it all that it basically sabotages it’s own narrative when we come to the fact that, yeah, Booker is a run-of-the-mill Christian.

    We live in an age where there is effectively infinite bandwidth for communication AND where the geopolitical situation is sufficiently relaxed so that even when the American President stumbles a bit and fails to deliver a message that simply CANNOT go awry after translation into Russian, German, French, Chinese, etc., we are still no closer to midnight on the atomic doomsday clock than when the day began. And yet almost 4 years after the fact I still see pearl clutching by media morons about how Trump encouraged Russia to hack Hilary’s emails. Infinite bandwidth to repeat this lie and repeat the repetitions in various meta-lies, but no bandwidth to mentions candidate Trump was obviously being tongue-in-cheek and pretty funny too.

    Earlier this year there was a big “news” piece about the explosive sudden new momentum in the candidacy of the Maltese Fluffer, the Great Bathhouse Hope, why Pistol Lickin’ Pete himself, Mayor Buttigieg! As if said momentum was not the result of lonely girl communications major and Buttigieg campaign staffer A calling lonely girl communications major NYT Twitter desk journalists B who then writes a Buttigieg puff piece at which point lonely girl communications major C writes a meta-analysis in WaPo on why the sudden excitement over Mayor Pete, completing the lonely girl cycle with no (Haagen Dazs-induced) mass neither created nor destroyed.

    So remember-

    * movie acting is modeling for not-quite beautiful people
    * TV acting is is movie acting for funny-looking people
    * politics is TV acting for ugly people
    * staffing for politicians or writing about them is for the smartest and most best talented high school year book committee queens who are gonna show them what they missed any day now!

  29. @william munny

    Good question. There are blacker white men in politics. Booker is trying to appear Jewish to get away from his white persona.

    • Replies: @Hail
  30. @istevefan

    “Pandering in Hebrew might help for fund raising. But unless he can connect with the black vote, he is toast.”

    Jewish money trumps black votes every time. Now that Corey Booker has become Chaim Bookstein, here’s the only question that remains: is he an eevull joo or a regyoulah joo?

  31. Oy veh! A Schvartze thinks he’s going to make it to the White House by speaking a little Yiddish.

    Oddly enough a black muslim got there first.

  32. To be fair, Cory pretends to be straight too.

    • LOL: RadicalCenter
  33. @Alfa158

    Schmuley would make a great movie subject if it were possible to get Hollywood to make one, and it isn’t.

    Shmuley , is a pretty high functioning bi-polar personality with remarkable energy/charisma when manic and pretty functional even on low end of the cycle. Throw in a dash of carnival barker and you have Shmuley. All in all, a pretty good hearted fellow considering he’s kind of nuts. (I know him slightly)

    • Replies: @Dissident
  34. @nebulafox

    You’ve summed it all up pretty well.

    And I’m heading for Yom Kippur services, in a few hours, at an orthodox synagogue that’s had to seriously upgrade security — largely thanks to the anger provoked by the epic stupidity of Reform rabbis and the likes of HIAS and the ADL.

    • Agree: kaganovitch, Dan Hayes
  35. @Reg Cæsar

    ’Cross the table over coffee just this mornin’
    My woman [Rosario Dawson?] took me by surprise without a warnin’
    She said “Honey you talked in your sleep,”
    And then she began to weep,
    And she said “Tell me now, and tell me truly,
    Who’s Shmuley?”

  36. Art Deco says:
    @nebulafox

    (Just like Dubya wanted be a Texas redneck before him and tried, but always knew there was an unbridgable gap.)

    When did Bush every ‘try’ to do that or give anyone the slightest idea that he ‘wanted’ that?

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @nebulafox
  37. Jack D says:
    @Cagey Beast

    Imagine if Steve made his commenters prove their whiteness . He would be called the biggest Nazi in America.

    If you read the article, it’s not that non-whites can’t comment at all, its that they get some kind of 2nd class status on the forum.

    In conversations about police violence, allusions [made by white people] to “black on black crime,” carrying the false implication that black people break the law more often, would float to the top.

    I love it when NY Times reporters definitively declare things that are really true to be “false”. I guess this is one of those things that we can just assume as axiomatic, like the fact that a triangle has three sides. Blacks break the law no more often than whites and that’s that – no evidence needed or permitted.

    • Agree: Redneck farmer
    • Replies: @Charon
    , @SFG
    , @Anonymous
    , @black sea
  38. Anonymous[352] • Disclaimer says:
    @Art Deco

    Bush Sr. lost the 1992 election in big part because he was seen as an out-of-touch elitist. You can be sure his son wasn’t going to make the same mistake.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
  39. Not Raul says:
    @bjondo

    “Oreobama”, LOL!

    I’m going to use that one.

    • Replies: @bjondo
  40. nebulafox says:
    @Art Deco

    The emphasized accent, swaggering gait, and his general political persona wasn’t blatantly obvious enough?

    Bush saw what Obama would: the potential of a constructed identity that was both more politically and personally appealing than what they really were. Then there’s Trump…

    • Replies: @Houston 1992
    , @Art Deco
  41. @Paul

    These are my core values… if you don’t like them, I have others. Marx (Groucho)

  42. anon[399] • Disclaimer says:
    @Cagey Beast

    Discussing Blackness on Reddit? Photograph Your Forearm First

  43. Dennis Dale says: • Website

    Video has surfaced of Booker’s comments:

  44. @nebulafox

    He spent some summer vacations in The West Texas humid heat to bolster that image. But he retired to a Dallas mansion after leaving office

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    , @black sea
  45. Charon says:
    @Jack D

    Is anyone anywhere keeping track of the endless instances of MSM fake news? The NYT is becoming more brazen by the day.

  46. Charon says:
    @Anonymouse

    That’s also the work of the MSM. They’ve framed the narrative such that anyone who even questions the propriety of uncontrolled immigration must personally hate each and every immigrant he sees or is otherwise aware of.

    • Agree: Dissident
  47. @Cagey Beast

    Anybody game for trolling them for Halloween in a Blackface get up?

  48. Charon says:
    @istevefan

    President Donald Trump suggested earlier this year that American Jews who vote for Democrats are disloyal

    Lost in the shuffle is that Trump was saying they may be disloyal to Israel, not to America. This isn’t accidental. This way the MSM can imply that Trump is trafficking in a hoary old anti-semitic stereotype while he was actually doing something quite different: looking out for Israel.

    They won’t even let him pander! That’s just for us Democrats.

  49. El Dato says:
    @Cagey Beast

    It was meant to be a destination on the internet where black people could let down their guard.

    “Internet Blacks can never relax!”

    In the case of the Reddit forum, which was called Black People Twitter, some of the comments appeared to be more an attempt to mock black culture than to appreciate it.

    Invasion of the Safe Space!

    Many black users came to believe that white users were pretending to be black to give their unpopular opinions more credibility. Some of the posts casually dropped racial slurs.

    Using core ebonics, complaining about The Man, giving incoherent explanations and calling people N*gger and Bitch in every second line? No, that’s necessarily trolling.

    Others repeated anti-black stereotypes about crime, parenting and intelligence. Beyoncé was disparaged.

    Ok, end of discussion!

    “These people are white,” said Tony Hinderman, 23, a black actor in Chicago. “Black people love Beyoncé. There is nothing to not love about her.”

    Is the NYT actually wallowing in casual racism here? Makes one wonder.

  50. JohnnyD says:

    Sammy Davis Jr. used to joke that it was hard being a black Jew with only one eye. Booker has topped Sammy by being a black Jew with no brain.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
  51. Anonymous[154] • Disclaimer says:

    There’s a reason Biden has a majority of the Black vote in the primary.

    Trump should hope one of the black(?) candidates is nominated, as his best chance is low turnout in Rust Belt metropolises. Neither Booker nor Harris are appealing in the slightest.

  52. lysias says:

    L’kol ha’amim: not for many nations, but for ALL nations. That would include the Palestinians.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    , @kaganovitch
  53. SFG says:
    @Jack D

    At least he’s not making commenters prove their non-Jewishness. I can think of only one way to do that, and it would probably require cross-hosting at xhamster.

  54. I’m not Lisa
    My name is Shmuley…

  55. @lysias

    Palestinian is the new Negro.

    • Agree: Jim Don Bob
  56. Ano says:
    @Cagey Beast

    So Justin Trudeau is on Black People Twitter.
    No wonder I couldn’t find his tweets.
    Thanks Cagey.

  57. Sung by Rosario:

    I couldn’t sleep until Corey got home,
    Last night he came in but wasn’t alone
    The thangs that I heard I could hardly believe,
    As Corey and Shmuley made plans to leave

    Without my Corey, why, I just couldn’t live
    And this is one thang I know I could never forgive
    So I wait with a pistol, the bullets just three
    One for my Corey, for Shmuley, and me.

  58. Barnard says:

    OT: Does this mean Melinda Gates is giving up on empowering African women? I hope not, her work that had a lot more value for the rest of humanity, even if it was inadvertent, than this will.

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/elanagross/2019/10/02/melinda-gates-pledges-1-billion-to-gender-equality/#53f2b09246b8

  59. @lysias

    L’kol ha’amim: not for many nations, but for ALL nations.

    Yup, They too, can come pray in the Temple.

  60. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @Charles Pewitt

    The Green Party will have a voter boom of tremendous proportions when Warren or Biden get the presidential nomination from the Democrat Party, and Green Party voters will not tolerate stooge whore politicians such as Booker or Buttigieg to be used as tokens instead of real questions of political power in the USA.

    Be interesting if it did, but I don’t see that many people really willing to kill the economy and inflict real hardships on themselves for enviro-whackoism. They might outpoll the libtys for what that is worth.

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

    Imagine if Steve made his commenters prove their whiteness . He would be called the biggest Nazi in America.

    If you read the article, it’s not that non-whites can’t comment at all, its that they get some kind of 2nd class status on the forum.

    You not only need not be white to comment here, you don’t even need to be a person. Even ducks can post here if they are tiny.

  62. Art Deco says:
    @Houston 1992

    He bought a rural homestead about 20 miles outside of Waco in 1999. Not West Texas. He still owns it. The amount of real estate he and his wife own seems excessive, but I was assured by someone on these boards that if I couldn’t figure out what to do with 5,000 sq feet (at age 70), I must have no life.

    Mike Huckabee and his wife have departed Arkansas and constructed a mansion by the sea somewhere outside of Panama City, Fl. (which required getting variances as it’s not the place to build such a thing). I suppose his excuse is that he’s got a mess of grandchildren to host.

  63. @Paul

    Why not Amish (Amische) values which are completely harmless to Palestinians?

  64. @Charles Pewitt

    Booker and Buttigieg have something else in common, except one is open about it while the other uses a beard.

    • Replies: @anon
    , @Jim Don Bob
  65. Art Deco says:
    @nebulafox

    The emphasized accent, swaggering gait, and his general political persona wasn’t blatantly obvious enough?

    1.The accent isn’t ’emphasized’. Three of the four Bush brothers have accents (Jeb, who chuffers in Spanish at home, is the exception). The intensity of their drawl is in direct proportion to the amount of time they’ve spent living in Texas. Note also, that the family lived in Midland from 1948 to 1959; GW was 13 when they left Midland; his brothers were 3-7 years old at the time.

    2. The ‘swaggering gait’ doesn’t exist outside your imagination (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYR7kfpZgig).

    3. What about his ‘general political persona’ suggests ‘redneck’? The ‘I’m a uniter, not a divider’ difference-splitting on social questions, or the refusal to answer his detractors, or the standard-issue GOP tax-cut program, or the United Methodist Church, or the teetotalling, or the suburban Bible study, or the exercise program, or compulsively reading biographies? Just asking for a friend.

  66. Art Deco says:
    @Anonymous

    Bush Sr. lost the 1992 election in big part because he was seen as an out-of-touch elitist. You can be sure his son wasn’t going to make the same mistake.

    Kinda funny how the same guy hit with the same animadversions managed to win four years earlier.

    • Replies: @anon
    , @Anonymous
  67. anon[253] • Disclaimer says:
    @Art Deco

    same animadversions

    “Read my lips. No new taxes” and “No new gun laws”. “Just kidding!”

    There is a reason Ross Perot pulled a lot of support in 1992, and it wasn’t all the work of the Illuminati.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
  68. anon[253] • Disclaimer says:
    @ScarletNumber

    Booker and Buttigieg have something else in common, except one is open about it while the other uses a beard.

    That beard is way too thin. He needs a better one.

  69. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @Art Deco

    Bush won what was the third term for Reagan, otherwise would have been unelectable then too.

    ((They)) have power, a lot of it. But they didn’t singlehandedly torpedo GHWB.
    He did that, mostly.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
  70. @istevefan

    Black voters are irrelevant during the primaries because they just don’t participate. (They are a challenge to turn out during the general.)

    Booker doesn’t appeal to the white and Jewish progressives that dominate the Dem primaries, because even in a group of very weird Dem candidates, Booker stands out as a bona fide freak. (I am Spartacus?)

    Harris doesn’t appeal to the Dem primary voters because of her background as a harsh prosecutor.

    So no blacks. Not even one-drop, no legacy of slavery blacks.

    Bernie’s out due to his heart attack. Biden’s out because he is just too stupid. (How dumb do you have to be to brag about your shakedown of the Ukrainian government on video tape?)

    So we are left with the Dems nominating another geriatric (70 year old) painfully white lady who sounds like your cranky first grade teacher. And when she gets to the general, the blacks won’t turn out for Warren any more than they turned out for Hillary.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
  71. J.Ross says:
    @MikeatMikedotMike

    I quibble, one of the happier Jewish stereotypes is that they are natural gourmands, so locating their provisioners is a shortcut to finding top shelf nosh (which is never the cheapest option, but may be “cheaper” on a relative scale). When you celebrate the happier holidays you’re supposed to prepare materially better food, insofar as that’s practical, than what you normally eat. Surely this is a good thing (except for their shortsighted foregoing of shellfish and Spanish chorizo).

    • Replies: @MikeatMikedotMike
  72. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @Tired of Not Winning

    Clear pandering. He knows where the money is. No one loves the Jews unless they have something to gain. Even Jews feel that way about other Jews.

    Non-Jews should endeavor neither to hate nor love Jews as such but to understand them and learn from their successes and their failures. They have had both and will continue to but they are still a cohesive, distinct people under circumstances-some self inflicted, some not-that have occasionally been dire.

    And to constantly be aware of who they are and what they are doing.

  73. @JohnnyD

    Slightly OT: I was at the movies today to see Downton Abbey (which you will like if you liked the TV show0, and among the endless trailers was one for a movie about the life of Harriet Tubman.

    The two minute trailer hits all the right notes – hateful whites, wise blacks, determined females. The dvd will no doubt be in every library and school system even if the movie dies at the box office.

    You will be reassured to know that there is a new version of Charlie’s (multicultural) Angels with Patrick Stuart as Charlie.

  74. @ScarletNumber

    OK. But who’s the pitcher and who’s the catcher?

  75. Art Deco says:
    @anon

    Perot ran as a deficit hawk.

    • Replies: @anon
  76. Art Deco says:
    @Anonymous

    Bush won what was the third term for Reagan, otherwise would have been unelectable then too.

    Clinton and Eisenhower had approval ratings at least the equal of Reagan’s. They couldn’t manage that ‘third term’. Maybe, just maybe, the candidate matters.

  77. Art Deco says:
    @Steve in Greensboro

    Black voters are irrelevant during the primaries because they just don’t participate. (They are a challenge to turn out during the general.)

    Southern Blacks put up a handy Maginot Line for HRC in 2016. Seems fairly ‘relevant’.

    • Agree: Johann Ricke
  78. anon[273] • Disclaimer says:
    @Art Deco

    Perot ran as a deficit hawk.

    Also an opponent of NAFTA.

    Neither fact negates other facts.

  79. njguy73 says:
    @Arclight

    All politicians are actors to some extent, but Booker is a uniquely bad one it seems to me. No one finds him authentic in any way, and without him being black he would have never been elected to anything at all.

    Maybe he should coach his girlfriend on running for president. She can act a little bit. And dudes won’t consider her to be an ice queen.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosario_Dawson#Personal_life

  80. Hail says: • Website
    @nebulafox

    The MSM was shockingly in the bag for Obama as early as the 2008 primaries

    I think the turning point was 2007 Q4. The main thrust of MSM coverage through 2007 Q3 were about how Obama was interesting but maybe lacking in authenticity, maybe of vaguely foreign origin, not really Black (implied); stories about Blacks being suspicious of him and not connecting with him. These sorts of stories and narrative faded pretty fast in 2007 Q4 and were gone totally by 2008 Q1 (primary season in-earnest).

    The name Jeremiah Wright was as if under an MSM blanket coverage-ban for much of 2007 and early 2008. I don’t think the name appeared at all in the MSM until after three or four caucuses were already in the books. Even educated people who follow political news closely had probably never once heard the name as of mid-Jan. 2008. Maybe they had by March 1, but by then the primary cycle was already set, and cheerleading squads had long since assembled and dug in; the Rev. Wright story was softened-up and the true story never really entered the political consciousness of the political Center, much less the Left.

    As usual, Steve Sailer was as much as a year ahead of the political curve, publishing an article on Jeremiah Wright in the second week of March 2007 in American Conservative.

    Instead, Obama falls under the spell of a leftist black nationalist preacher, Jeremiah A. Wright, who preaches African-American unity through antipathy toward whites. Rev. Wright remains a major influence on the presidential candidate.

    The year 2008 would see many, many mentions of Jeremiah Wright by Steve Sailer, not to mention Sailer’s book of Obama’s life, published about September.

    One of the early appearances of “Jeremiah Wright” in the iSteve blog-corpus is a May 7, 2007, post titled “White People on Obama,” which includes this:

    That the Rev. Wright has been Obama’s “spiritual advisor” for the last 20 years is the equivalent of a white candidate having, say, the Rev. Bob Jones III, who got in so much trouble for banning interracial dating on his campus, as his spiritual advisor. “Wait a minute,” you say, “The difference is that white people have power and black people don’t, so racialism is bad when whites do it but fine when blacks do it!” Well, sure … except that Obama wants to be the President of the United States and that’s as powerful as you can get.

    This paradox that Mickey [Kaus] identifies — that Obama isn’t very black by upbringing but is very black by avocation — isn’t terribly hard to explain. It’s precisely because he’s a preppie from paradise, and thus his black street cred is always in question, that he’s searched out black racialist organizations like the Rev. Wright’s church.

    Much of the spirit of these comments also apply to Booker, needless to say, but Booker to his credit has no Reverend Wright.

  81. @J.Ross

    Yeah, – it’s all I had at the moment. I’ll do better next time.

    Related – I went to high school with the granddaughter of this guy:

    https://westernbagel.com/our-story/

  82. gman says:

    Booker flip-flopped on Louis Farrakhan

    He initially said about meeting Farrakhan:
    “I don’t feel like I need to do that, but I’m not one of those people who says that I wouldn’t sit down with anybody to hear what they have to say”

    then he went on Jeff Zucker operated CNN and 180’d
    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/booker-clarifies-his-position-on-louis-farrakhan

    He he has no courage and is just a tool of corporate elites

  83. @ChrisZ

    Eight years later she was rechristened as the smartest kid in the room, and she easily slid back into her native insufferability.

    And beaten by yet another man.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  84. Hail says: • Website
    @Twodees Partain

    What do you think causes Booker’s “white persona”?

    • Replies: @Twodees Partain
  85. @John Mansfield

    Bravo. Spoken like a true Americuck.

  86. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:

    OT:
    https://forward.com/life/432892/this-twitter-thread-will-keep-you-too-disgusted-to-eat-on-yom-kippur/

    For generations, inherited recipes have allowed American Jews to preserve links to their immigrant ancestors and envision the lives they lived before arriving on these shores. But is grating potatoes for latkes really the iconic Jewish experience we like to think it is? It may be that a more ubiquitous rite of passage is discovering the uninspiring, unappetizing, and downright ahistorical ingredients behind these treasured relics of the old country.

    Freelance writer Jamie Keiles (re-)opened this can of chopped liver in a big way when she quipped on Twitter that a typical Jewish recipe can include anything from “french dressing” to “diet black cherry soda.”

    every jewish american family recipe seems like a precious heirloom from the old country and then you finally get your hands on the recipe and it’s like “mix diet black cherry soda with french dressing and cook the chicken in it for 6 hours”— Jamie Lauren Keiles (@jamiekeiles) September 27, 2019

    Keiles earned a flood of responses from Jewish tweeters eager to share the bizarre ingredient combinations behind their own family favorites. We’ll call the following reverse food porn—because no matter how famished you become as the fast ticks by this Yom Kippur, it’s unlikely that crushed pineapples cooked with mustard will pique your appetite.

    Exactly this. My mother’s meatball recipe has cranberry sauce + Heinz chili sauce in it. And it’s the best. Orange marmalade and juice on the turkey while it’s cooking. Onion soup mix and cranberry sauce in brisket. Crushed pineapple and mustard cook with corned beef. Etc.— Jen Snow (@jensnow) September 27, 2019

    One user was dismayed to find that bubbe’s kugel is sweetened in packets, not teapsoons.

    this is the best reply yet lmao— Jamie Lauren Keiles (@jamiekeiles) September 28, 2019

    Others wondered how their ancestors prepared these dishes in the shtetl, where bottles of “Heinz chili sauce” were probably thin on the ground.
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    I’ll never forget learning the secret to my mom’s brisket was onion soup powder and some difficult to find Heinz chili sauce.— willy 💧♍ 🛵 (@willystaley) September 27, 2019

    I wonder how they found Heinz chili sauce back in Latvia— willy 💧♍ 🛵 (@willystaley) September 27, 2019

    But it turns out there’s really nothing new about kvetching over the decline of traditional cooking. One user quoted a 1929 article from your very own Forward, complaining about the rise of shortcuts and salads as “Americanization has penetrated the Jewish kitchen.”

    The Forward 1929 (h/t @onthemainline) pic.twitter.com/VKv9a3cEIU— Treelines.com (@treelinescom) September 29, 2019

    And in fact, these recipes contain their own logic. Many stem from the 1920s, when processed foods had just entered the American market and manufacturers distributed recipes incorporating their own products to working-class and immigrant families. A decade later, as poverty reigned during the Great Depression, processed foods emerged as cheap alternatives to fresh produce or labor-intensive meals. Canned soup and soup powder, which allowed housewives to turn leftover rice and noodles into casseroles, became staples in thrifty American households.

    Even when they disappoint our expectations of “ancestral” food, these improbable ingredients represent the realities and hardships of immigrant life and our ancestors’ resolve to preserve old traditions even as they built new lives. On Yom Kippur, a day of reflection, it’s fitting to recognize what our food tells us about being Jewish in America.

    But when sunset rolls around I’ll be willing to eat any and all brisket—no matter what condiments are lurking inside.

    Irene Connelly is an intern at the Forward. You can contact her at [email protected].

    Author
    Irene Connelly

  87. @Jim Christian

    And beaten by yet another man.

    An amateur, at that.

    • Replies: @Jim Christian
  88. black sea says:
    @Houston 1992

    George W. realized from a young age that he couldn’t equal his father on his family’s social and cultural terms, so he opted for out-Texasing the Old Man, the one dimension on which he thought he might have an advantage.

    He’s a sort of Texan-by-choice, but it’s a very American thing to believe that your background and identity are a matter of choice rather than fate.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    , @Twodees Partain
  89. Art Deco says:
    @black sea

    He’s had one foot or two feet in Texas almost continuously since 1948. His brother Neil has also spent most of his life there. When his father retired, he retired to Houston (though he owned property elsewhere). No clue why the lot of you fancy this has been some sort of 70-year long affectation by members of the Bush family.

    Whatever he realized when in regard to making himself his father’s ‘equal’, what he did was to find a niche in the business world he could occupy, which is pretty much what all the (male) Bush scions do. (The qualified exceptions would be his youngest cousin, who’s an entertainment broadcaster; his oldest cousin, who was taken out by schizophrenia; and one uncle, who worked as a stage actor in Manhattan for a time during the 1950s).

  90. @Reg Cæsar

    Not so sure. He knew how to work the media. Nothing amateur about that.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  91. @Hail

    I never really gave it any thought.

    • Replies: @Hail
  92. @black sea

    I tend to doubt that W has ever realized anything at all. Clueless children like him remain clueless to the death. Anyway, there’s no such thing as a Texan by choice. If you don’t have a few generations of Texan ancestors, you remain a yankee, even if you’re an 8th generation southerner who moved to Texas.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  93. @Art Deco

    The Bushes aren’t even Texan in their affectations. Where you lot get the idea that living in Texas when you were born elsewhere makes you a Texan is a mystery to me.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    , @Reg Cæsar
  94. Art Deco says:
    @Twodees Partain

    Where you lot get the idea that living in Texas when you were born elsewhere makes you a Texan is a mystery to me.

    Where did you get the idea that playing stupid status games is a worthwhile activity?

    Pro-rating periods of part time and seasonal residency, he’s spent about 70% of his life in Texas (beginning at age 2), with the rest split 40-60 between New England and Washington. I don’t know with what other place you fancy he’s more associated. His wife was born in Texas and has spent all but about 10 years of her 73 years there, but I guess she’s not a Texan because her mother and father were born in Arkansas and Oklahoma. Standards, and all that.

    • Replies: @Twodees Partain
  95. @Jim Christian

    Not so sure. He knew how to work the media. Nothing amateur about that.

    I meant an amateur in her field. The Donald had never held, nor even run for, office before.

    Hillary was the smug, arrogant hare who lost to the tortoise.

  96. Anonymous[190] • Disclaimer says:
    @Twodees Partain

    It’ s like Marines talking about the Old Corps: one generation in before your own, roughly.

    By that standard most people born in Texas today are not real Texans.

    • Replies: @Twodees Partain
  97. @Art Deco

    Funny, but you’re obviously trying to play a stupid status game on the behalf of the Bush family. Good luck with that.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
  98. @Anonymous

    No, being born in Texas isn’t the same as moving there. Born Texans are usually accepted as Texans unless they behave like immigrants. The most insistent on this point are Tejanos, whose families have been there since Tejas was a province of Mexico.

  99. Art Deco says:
    @Twodees Partain

    No, I’m obviously suggesting the lot of you try making sense. It’s meeting with the usual resistance.

  100. @Twodees Partain

    Where you lot get the idea that living in Texas when you were born elsewhere makes you a Texan is a mystery to me.

    Real Texans: Najeeb Halaby, Ramsey Clark, Leon Jaworski, Linda Coffee and Sarah Weddington, Jack Valenti, Rex Reed, Tommy Tune, Meat Loaf, Melinda Gates, Carly Fiorina*

    Not real Texans: Steve Miller, Boz Scaggs, Jerry Jeff Walker, Herb Kelleher, Walter Cronkite, Neiman and Marcus, Jim Bowie, Buck Travis, Davy Crockett

    *Oh, and Liz Carpenter, Liz Smith, Sam Donaldson, Dan Rather, and Beto O’Rourke. But everybody knew those already.

  101. Tony says:

    Booker looked like he really enjoyed being mounted like that.

  102. black sea says:
    @Art Deco

    Let me see if I can clarify:

    It was pretty clear by the time he was a teenager (at Phillips Academy in Massachusetts) that George W. could not match his father’s achievements academically or athletically. He was, however, more Texan than GHWB, in that he had spent most of his childhood in Texas. This is an area which would help define him in contrast to his father, which is something boys often seek to do.

    I’m not claiming that George W. is a human aberration. Everybody chooses the traits that will define them both to themselves and — they hope — to the world.

    This is what I meant by “Texan-by-choice.” He chose characteristics that he sees as particularly Texan (straight-talking, highly competitive, down-to-earth, masculine, perhaps macho, but with a humble pious streak) to cultivate, exaggerate, or perhaps simulate in himself. He isn’t a fake Texan, in the sense that he’s not at all from Texas, but he is, or was, to a degree “playing a Texan” in a political and personal drama.

    Can I prove this? No, but I’m not claiming that it’s provable. I’m hypothesizing based on various things I’ve read and observed about the man, who is, after all, a public figure, and whose decisions and actions have affected millions upon millions of people, for good or ill. Mostly ill, in my opinion, but that’s a different subject.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
  103. black sea says:
    @Jack D

    Jack, where have you been lo these many years? Blacks don’t commit more crimes than whites, they are arrested and convicted for crimes more often that whites due to a systemically racist criminal justice system rooted in a societal misconceptions and sublimated hostilities vis a vis African Americans.

    The fact that blacks are arrested and convicted more often than whites proves the existence of a racist socio-cultural substructure.

  104. Hail says: • Website
    @Twodees Partain

    This could be a clue:

    [Corey Booker’s] parents…were among the first black executives at IBM

    Booker…has been a vegetarian since 1992, when he was a student at Oxford University in the UK

    In 2014, Booker began practicing a vegan diet

    has expressed his vegan ethical philosophy and advocacy for animals

    Corey Booker would score high on a “Stuff White People Like” (SWPL) point scale.

  105. dvorak says:
    @Charles Pewitt

    and Buttigieg is the gay politician whore for globalizer plutocrats

    Mayor Pete is also a red-diaper baby.

  106. Art Deco says:
    @black sea

    It was pretty clear by the time he was a teenager (at Phillips Academy in Massachusetts) that George W. could not match his father’s achievements academically or athletically. He was, however, more Texan than GHWB, in that he had spent most of his childhood in Texas. This is an area which would help define him in contrast to his father, which is something boys often seek to do.

    I’m not claiming that George W. is a human aberration. Everybody chooses the traits that will define them both to themselves and — they hope — to the world.

    No, not everybody does that.

    This is what I meant by “Texan-by-choice.” He chose characteristics that he sees as particularly Texan (straight-talking, highly competitive, down-to-earth, masculine, perhaps macho, but with a humble pious streak) to cultivate, exaggerate, or perhaps simulate in himself. He isn’t a fake Texan, in the sense that he’s not at all from Texas, but he is, or was, to a degree “playing a Texan” in a political and personal drama.

    No, he isn’t playing a Texan. You’ve reconceptualized yourself as an audience. He isn’t particularly ‘straight-talking’, he’s just not given to some of the games and obfuscations of other pols, and it’s a reasonable wager that’s because he’s not a lawyer and because he didn’t get into electoral politics f/t until he was 48 years old and hadn’t spent decades conning reporters and constituents. Being competitive, down-to-Earth, and masculine are common traits among businessmen .

    Can I prove this? No, but I’m not claiming that it’s provable. I’m hypothesizing based on various things I’ve read and observed about the man, who is, after all, a public figure, and whose decisions and actions have affected millions upon millions of people, for good or ill. Mostly ill, in my opinion, but that’s a different subject.

    You said, ” it’s a very American thing to believe that your background and identity are a matter of choice rather than fate.” It’s modal for people to assert that the course of your life is a matter of choice. I don’t think I’ve ever come across someone who asserted one’s ‘background’ or ‘identity’ was.

    • Agree: Johann Ricke
    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  107. Dissident says:
    @kaganovitch

    He then went on to quote a prayer said during the Jewish High Holy Days[…]

    […]“‘May my house be a house of prayer for many nations,’

    (The NY Times piece quoted by Mr. Sailer)

    The words-in-question are actually from the concluding words of Isaiah 56:7. Not themselves a prayer but indeed featured prominently in a significant part of the Yom Kippur liturgy. Those familiar with the verse will recognize that the translation attributed to Mr. Booker exhibits two errors; note my emphasis in the more accurate translation I quote below.

    for My house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples

    Quoting “kaganovitch”s correction to the transliteration of the Hebrew:

    ““Ki beyti beit tefila yikarech l’kol ha’amim,”

    It’s “yikareh” = will be called, not “yikarech”=will be made bald .

    Actually, more like yee-kah-rei (pronounced like the English ray).

    Incidentally, a passage from Isaiah containing the verse is also read on the minor fast days [as the Haftara; a selected portion from the Prophets that follows the reading from the Torah, the five books of Moses that make-up the first part of the Hebrew Bible.]

  108. Dissident says:
    @kaganovitch

    Shmuley , is a pretty high functioning bi-polar personality with remarkable energy/charisma when manic and pretty functional even on low end of the cycle. Throw in a dash of carnival barker and you have Shmuley. All in all, a pretty good hearted fellow considering he’s kind of nuts. (I know him slightly)

    I (thankfully) lack sufficient familiarity with Shmuley Boteach to be able to comment on your assessment of him. I (unfortunately) am sufficiently familiar with Boteach’s antics to be able to say confidently that to serious Jews, he is a rank embarrassment.

  109. I (unfortunately) am sufficiently familiar with Boteach’s antics to be able to say confidently that to serious Jews, he is a rank embarrassment.

    That goes without saying. Of course he’s an embarrassment, I’m trying to be objective.

    • Replies: @Dissident
  110. @Art Deco

    Generally, people imprint on where they lived around 10 or 15.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    , @Dissident
  111. Art Deco says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Waal, you’ve got your choice: Midland, Houston, or a boarding school in Massachusetts.

  112. Dissident says:
    @kaganovitch

    Of course he’s an embarrassment, I’m trying to be objective.

    That is to be commended. There certainly are people for whom it can be said that they are more to be pitied than to be censured. The problem is that even then, when the individual-in-question is a public figure, some form of censure may unfortunately be warranted nonetheless.

  113. Dissident says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Generally, people imprint on where they lived around 10 or 15.

    I would expect that between the ages of ten and fifteen, a fairly large number of boys imprint various forms of graffiti on various surfaces.

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