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Across much of the Sunbelt, there appears to be a sizable Los Angeles Diaspora of former Angelenos who still root for the L.A. Dodgers: e.g., it sounds like there are about 10,000 Dodger fans at this Arizona Diamondbacks home game in Phoenix.

My impression is that this phenomenon of the Dodgers getting loud cheers in road games is fairly new, a 21st Century phenomenon. It partly has to do with how good the Dodgers have been since 2017, but it also has to do with how many Los Angeles baseball fans have moved out of town in this century.

 
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  1. • Replies: @AnotherDad
    @MEH 0910

    I used to be--in my younger days--a generic American nice guy.

    But honestly now "dead rapper" could not care less. More dead rappers is probably (a very mild) positive for waking up normies about the disaster that's been unleashed. The last few years have cured me of giving a shit about America's garbage. Minoritarianism does that. Destroys any common feeling. Hardens the heart.

    ~~

    BTW, 'bout an hour back showering up, a quip popped into my noggin--may or may not be good:

    "Diversity is iron bars on your windows."

    , @Jenner Ickham Errican
    @MEH 0910

    Obliggatory:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kHMOXNsE2k

    , @petit bourgeois
    @MEH 0910

    At least he went for the for the grits, and the candied yams, and it looks like he went for the okra too with Mac and cheese. You can't say his last meal wasn't a grand one.

    There is a Roscoe's by my house but I've never been because I don't feel like spending $30 on a plate of fried chicken and waffles. That's for Rich black rappers for sure. May he rest in peace ✌️

    , @obwandiyag
    @MEH 0910

    That's not the way you make chicken and waffles. How phony. FYI, you stew the chicken.

  2. Aye, the expats from LA and NY. And SF & DC.

    Ye will always have them with ye, whether ye wants them or nots. They have come to your as-yet unwrecked locales, bringing their enlightened ruination with them. They register to vote, first thing. Enjoy!

    • Agree: bomag
    • Replies: @Alfa158
    @Polistra

    The Blue Plague gradually swallows Red States, one at a time. Many of our friends and relatives are fleeing California. I tell them they are basically walking toward the stern of the Titanic; eventually your hat is still going to float away. We decided that if we are going to be treading water, we may as well stay here on the SoCal coast and do it in the world’s nicest weather. No point giving up 72 degrees and sunny while eventually having California government anyway, except now outside it’s 115, or 15, or 95 with 95% humidity.

    Replies: @Dutch Boy

    , @Old Prude
    @Polistra

    In Maine and Vermont, the expats from Mass., NY and NJ are busy crapping up the place. New Hampshire is already a lost cause, swamped with Mass-holes.

  3. Gavin Newsom reminds you that they have snakes in Florida. Snakes! There are no snakes in California, the Californian government guarantees it.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @J.Ross


    There are no snakes in California, the Californian government guarantees it.
     
    The government of the California "Republic" pretty much consists of snakes.
    , @AnotherDad
    @J.Ross


    Gavin Newsom reminds you that they have snakes in Florida. Snakes! There are no snakes in California, the Californian government guarantees it.
     
    California is indeed way more climatically pleasant and geographically interesting than Florida.

    The very fact that I live in Florida instead of California and millions more have been flocking there is a reflection upon the politics of people like ... Gavin Newsom.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @JR Ewing

    , @Hypnotoad666
    @J.Ross


    There are no snakes in California, the Californian government guarantees it.
     
    Don't believe it! I have had to kill three rattlesnakes in my yard in LA. I was also attacked by a tarantula, but that's another story . . .

    Replies: @J.Ross

    , @Prester John
    @J.Ross

    Yes, Gavin, there ARE snakes in California, which extends well beyond San Francisco and Sacramento.

    Replies: @ForeverCARealist

    , @Alden
    @J.Ross

    Newsome, or at least his wife and kids live in Marin County. It’s full of rattlesnakes, especially in the canyons.

  4. All across the West, the plague of Californians running from what they’ve wrought in California … and voting then voting the exact same in, in their new–formerly American–locale.

    • Agree: Abe, bomag, TWS
    • Replies: @Bill Jones
    @AnotherDad

    The ZMan has a cure. You vote where you were born.
    That delays infection via mobility for a generation or so,
    It also of course allows retroactive vengeance via voting against the swine who drove you out.

    , @Dutch Boy
    @AnotherDad

    My brothers and sisters all left the state and they are all rabid right-wingers. People of all political stripes are fleeing.

  5. I’m pretty sure native Angelena Lucine Kauffman roots for the Batavia Muckdogs.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @Reg Cæsar

    Reg, the beloved Muckdogs, so named because of the soil in the farmland around Batavis, NY (just 20 miles from me) is great for potato and onion growing.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  6. @J.Ross
    Gavin Newsom reminds you that they have snakes in Florida. Snakes! There are no snakes in California, the Californian government guarantees it.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @AnotherDad, @Hypnotoad666, @Prester John, @Alden

    There are no snakes in California, the Californian government guarantees it.

    The government of the California “Republic” pretty much consists of snakes.

    • Agree: kaganovitch
  7. I’m glad we have nothing more pressing than sports ball going on. I’m sure when Biden uses fascist imagery to declare war on American citizens, you all will raise your voice in protest!

  8. @MEH 0910
    https://www.tmz.com/2022/09/12/pnb-rock-shot-roscoes-chicken-waffles/

    https://imagez.tmz.com/image/6c/4by3/2022/09/12/6cf207505bba46c09e948bcce5b51c0b_md.jpg

    We don't yet have any info on the shooter, but we know PnB was there dining with his girlfriend, Steph, who posted a photo of their meal.
     
    https://www.tmz.com/2022/09/12/rapper-pnb-rock-dead-dies-shot-shooting-roscoes/

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PnB_Rock
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roscoe%27s_House_of_Chicken_%27N_Waffles

    Replies: @AnotherDad, @Jenner Ickham Errican, @petit bourgeois, @obwandiyag

    I used to be–in my younger days–a generic American nice guy.

    But honestly now “dead rapper” could not care less. More dead rappers is probably (a very mild) positive for waking up normies about the disaster that’s been unleashed. The last few years have cured me of giving a shit about America’s garbage. Minoritarianism does that. Destroys any common feeling. Hardens the heart.

    ~~

    BTW, ’bout an hour back showering up, a quip popped into my noggin–may or may not be good:

    “Diversity is iron bars on your windows.”

  9. @J.Ross
    Gavin Newsom reminds you that they have snakes in Florida. Snakes! There are no snakes in California, the Californian government guarantees it.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @AnotherDad, @Hypnotoad666, @Prester John, @Alden

    Gavin Newsom reminds you that they have snakes in Florida. Snakes! There are no snakes in California, the Californian government guarantees it.

    California is indeed way more climatically pleasant and geographically interesting than Florida.

    The very fact that I live in Florida instead of California and millions more have been flocking there is a reflection upon the politics of people like … Gavin Newsom.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @AnotherDad


    California is indeed way more climatically pleasant and geographically interesting than Florida.
     
    I wouldn't hesitate to add the lack of mosquitoes, gnats, chiggers, and I don't know about fleas.

    Yes, California was the closest thing to Paradise the world has ever had, and they ruined the whole thing! The Pacific Northwest wasn't bad either, and still isn't in some places. (Geographically very interesting, but you just have to like daily highs of 50-55F - the body gets used to it after a while.)
    , @JR Ewing
    @AnotherDad

    Gotta give Newsom credit for stating the obvious that everyone already knows.

    Over the past 40 years, California dems have been able to get away with a lot of stuff because, as a a business acquaintance explained to me once during business trip after he just got into the office from surfing that morning: "I'm willing to put up with a lot of shit to live this close to the beach."

    Substitute "the weather", "the mountains", "the desert", "the scenery", "wineries", "Disneyland", whatever you want for "the beach", and you'll capture a lot of California voters and explain why California has become such a dump in the past several years.

    But even that is starting not to work anymore.

  10. @J.Ross
    Gavin Newsom reminds you that they have snakes in Florida. Snakes! There are no snakes in California, the Californian government guarantees it.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @AnotherDad, @Hypnotoad666, @Prester John, @Alden

    There are no snakes in California, the Californian government guarantees it.

    Don’t believe it! I have had to kill three rattlesnakes in my yard in LA. I was also attacked by a tarantula, but that’s another story . . .

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @Hypnotoad666

    If SNL wasn't fake they'd kill with a good dumb pretty Gavin Newsom attempting to demonize Florida with wildly incorrect assertions.

  11. @MEH 0910
    https://www.tmz.com/2022/09/12/pnb-rock-shot-roscoes-chicken-waffles/

    https://imagez.tmz.com/image/6c/4by3/2022/09/12/6cf207505bba46c09e948bcce5b51c0b_md.jpg

    We don't yet have any info on the shooter, but we know PnB was there dining with his girlfriend, Steph, who posted a photo of their meal.
     
    https://www.tmz.com/2022/09/12/rapper-pnb-rock-dead-dies-shot-shooting-roscoes/

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PnB_Rock
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roscoe%27s_House_of_Chicken_%27N_Waffles

    Replies: @AnotherDad, @Jenner Ickham Errican, @petit bourgeois, @obwandiyag

    Obliggatory:

    • Agree: MEH 0910
    • LOL: Paul Jolliffe
  12. L.A. millenial professional in the entertainment industry explains why Southern California is a wretched, self-perpetuating hellhole, so she’s moving to Arizona…

    • Replies: @GLT
    @Anonymous

    How can you stand that editing style, with gaps between sentences clipped

    Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard, @obwandiyag

    , @The Wild Geese Howard
    @Anonymous


    L.A. millenial professional in the entertainment industry explains why Southern California is a wretched, self-perpetuating hellhole, so she’s moving to Arizona…
     
    I can tell she's a nasty piece of work solely from her manner of speech.

    Look out Arizona!
    , @Herbert R. Tarlek, Jr.
    @Anonymous

    I'm a near-native of Arizona (brought here by my parents as a baby back in the '70's and grew up here) who lives in Phoenix and my YT algorithm keeps feeding me that, and other videos, by that bitch.

    I wish she would just fucking die.

    Watching my home state be Californicated by these eloi is like watching a train wreck in slow motion.

    , @obwandiyag
    @Anonymous

    It sounds like there is a hole connecting her nasal cavities and her mouth.

  13. As the GOP has all but collapsed, the progressive political machine has only got stronger. As leftist writer Harold Meyerson observed years ago, much of LA’s remaining middle class is made up of teachers and other public employees. These, with the exception of the police and certain construction unions, provide the bulwark of Karen Bass’s support. And this public-sector establishment can mobilise a get-out-the-vote machine that should not be underestimated.

    https://www.spiked-online.com/2022/09/10/the-fall-of-los-angeles/

    • Replies: @Alden
    @George

    Modification; black Hispanic Asian and LGBTQ public employees. Affirmative action for public and quasi public employees like hospitals has been no Whites need apply for 24 years.

    That’s a solid democrat voting bloc including the naturally conservative Hispanics and Asians the idiot ignorant conservatives and republicans are always searching for.

  14. I don’t understand the obsession with the Dodgers. They’re a criminal enterprise like the Raiders. Every gangbanger in LA is either wearing a Dodgers hat or a Raiders hat. Just look at the 7-11 surveillance videos.

    Does the crowd mean we are exporting criminals now?

    • Agree: Alden
    • Replies: @clifford brown
    @petit bourgeois

    Great team with a great ballpark, at this point the third oldest in the league. Impressive management. An incredible tradition that goes back to the Brooklyn. Vince Scully. Dodgers Stadium is a special place during the sunset. A portion of the fanbase is rough, but I think they only really hate Giants fans to the point of violence. Faint praise, I guess. Likely the most violent fans in baseball, but nowhere near as bad as Raiders fans. Raiders fans are in a class of their own.

    I remember the upper deck at the Old Yankees Stadium during Red Sox/ Yankees games. Dodgers Stadium is a Buddhist ashram compared to that place. Still I would avoid the bleachers if your Spanglish is subpar.

    , @Muggles
    @petit bourgeois


    Every gangbanger in LA is either wearing a Dodgers hat or a Raiders hat.
     
    Didn't the Raiders move to Las Vegas? So no longer a Cali symbol of Kriminal Kool...
    , @Russ
    @petit bourgeois


    Every gangbanger in LA is either wearing a Dodgers hat or a Raiders hat.
     
    You mean the billionaire Missouri yokel who moved his football team there is getting no traction in that market? Such a shame.
  15. @MEH 0910
    https://www.tmz.com/2022/09/12/pnb-rock-shot-roscoes-chicken-waffles/

    https://imagez.tmz.com/image/6c/4by3/2022/09/12/6cf207505bba46c09e948bcce5b51c0b_md.jpg

    We don't yet have any info on the shooter, but we know PnB was there dining with his girlfriend, Steph, who posted a photo of their meal.
     
    https://www.tmz.com/2022/09/12/rapper-pnb-rock-dead-dies-shot-shooting-roscoes/

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PnB_Rock
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roscoe%27s_House_of_Chicken_%27N_Waffles

    Replies: @AnotherDad, @Jenner Ickham Errican, @petit bourgeois, @obwandiyag

    At least he went for the for the grits, and the candied yams, and it looks like he went for the okra too with Mac and cheese. You can’t say his last meal wasn’t a grand one.

    There is a Roscoe’s by my house but I’ve never been because I don’t feel like spending $30 on a plate of fried chicken and waffles. That’s for Rich black rappers for sure. May he rest in peace ✌️

  16. Dr. Freud here. I think maybe Steve is, at some level, thinking about diaspora-izing himself. The baseball rooting-interest retention – – that crucial theme is Steve assuring himself that he could diasporize, and nevertheless, still be Steve. One diasporizing plus is getting your equity (well, half of it) before they do.

    • Replies: @Bill Jones
    @SafeNow


    I think maybe Steve is, at some level, thinking about diaspora-izing himself.
     
    If he does, I'd put money on him not going back to Chicago.


    https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/end-days-near-illinois-set-eliminate-cash-bail-violent-offenders


    The Counter Signal reported SAFE-T Act ends cash bail and includes 12 non-detainable offenses, second-degree murder, aggravated battery, and arson without bail, as well as drug-induced homicide, kidnapping, burglary, robbery, intimidation, aggravated DUI, aggravated fleeing and eluding, drug offenses and threatening a public official.

    After Jan. 1, individuals charged with the above crimes will be free to roam the streets without bail.
     

    Replies: @J.Ross

  17. • Replies: @Ron Mexico
    @clifford brown

    An extremely underrated GnR masterpiece that won't get any play because... reasons.

  18. I just met a guy a couple of days back who had sold his house in Orange County, California for well over a million bucks (maybe a couple of them, but he didn’t seem to want to say exactly) to buy, as he bragged about, 64 apartment units to rent out in Georgia. I say “bragging”, but I could have written “his amazement”.

    Haha, yeah, he will be amazed alright. Did I mention southwest Georgia, near Albany? I didn’t have time to let him know what/who to watch out for, and he probably “knows better” already. Life sucks when you never get a chance to say “I told you so!”

    • Thanks: Russ
    • Replies: @EdwardM
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Maybe not. Section 8 can probably be a good deal for landlords. Does it outweigh the problems that such tenants bring?

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Achmed E. Newman, @Alden

    , @RadicalCenter
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Happy for him, to be sure.

    But what a waste of a chance to get out of the country and have him and his wife and children live well for generations.

    I'd tell that guy, sell those properties in savage-land and convert your savings into other currencies. Hold them in banks abroad and use some to buy homes there. Don't go down with the ship. Wake up.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

  19. @SafeNow
    Dr. Freud here. I think maybe Steve is, at some level, thinking about diaspora-izing himself. The baseball rooting-interest retention - - that crucial theme is Steve assuring himself that he could diasporize, and nevertheless, still be Steve. One diasporizing plus is getting your equity (well, half of it) before they do.

    Replies: @Bill Jones

    I think maybe Steve is, at some level, thinking about diaspora-izing himself.

    If he does, I’d put money on him not going back to Chicago.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/end-days-near-illinois-set-eliminate-cash-bail-violent-offenders

    The Counter Signal reported SAFE-T Act ends cash bail and includes 12 non-detainable offenses, second-degree murder, aggravated battery, and arson without bail, as well as drug-induced homicide, kidnapping, burglary, robbery, intimidation, aggravated DUI, aggravated fleeing and eluding, drug offenses and threatening a public official.

    After Jan. 1, individuals charged with the above crimes will be free to roam the streets without bail.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @Bill Jones

    USAPATRIOT
    SAFE-T
    Every single time, the legislation does the exact opposite of its nominal purpose.

  20. @AnotherDad
    @J.Ross


    Gavin Newsom reminds you that they have snakes in Florida. Snakes! There are no snakes in California, the Californian government guarantees it.
     
    California is indeed way more climatically pleasant and geographically interesting than Florida.

    The very fact that I live in Florida instead of California and millions more have been flocking there is a reflection upon the politics of people like ... Gavin Newsom.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @JR Ewing

    California is indeed way more climatically pleasant and geographically interesting than Florida.

    I wouldn’t hesitate to add the lack of mosquitoes, gnats, chiggers, and I don’t know about fleas.

    Yes, California was the closest thing to Paradise the world has ever had, and they ruined the whole thing! The Pacific Northwest wasn’t bad either, and still isn’t in some places. (Geographically very interesting, but you just have to like daily highs of 50-55F – the body gets used to it after a while.)

  21. @AnotherDad
    All across the West, the plague of Californians running from what they've wrought in California ... and voting then voting the exact same in, in their new--formerly American--locale.

    Replies: @Bill Jones, @Dutch Boy

    The ZMan has a cure. You vote where you were born.
    That delays infection via mobility for a generation or so,
    It also of course allows retroactive vengeance via voting against the swine who drove you out.

  22. @Achmed E. Newman
    I just met a guy a couple of days back who had sold his house in Orange County, California for well over a million bucks (maybe a couple of them, but he didn't seem to want to say exactly) to buy, as he bragged about, 64 apartment units to rent out in Georgia. I say "bragging", but I could have written "his amazement".

    Haha, yeah, he will be amazed alright. Did I mention southwest Georgia, near Albany? I didn't have time to let him know what/who to watch out for, and he probably "knows better" already. Life sucks when you never get a chance to say "I told you so!"

    Replies: @EdwardM, @RadicalCenter

    Maybe not. Section 8 can probably be a good deal for landlords. Does it outweigh the problems that such tenants bring?

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @EdwardM

    Section 8 tenants stereotypically destroy their rental and frequently necessitate attention. The dream of every landlord and everyone who aspires to landlordship is to receive income without doing any work or even talk for it. This is actually how classes to become a landlord are advertised. If landlording could be made to require the same level and regularity of physical work and customer interaction as McDonald's, housing prices would drop like if Larry Fink was arrested.

    Replies: @Mike Tre, @Old Prude

    , @Achmed E. Newman
    @EdwardM

    J. Ross may know more than I on this, as I've been a landlord, but not with Section 8. Most tenants destroy stuff, plenty unintentionally, but black people ramp it all up.

    What I thought about besides the hassles that you're bound to get out of 64 units of that demographic is that this guy sure won't want to live right in or near one of his units either. Therefore to get into a good suburb, he'll have to lay out a couple of hundred thousand anyway. (I suppose it's still peanuts compared to his California house, after capital gains....)

    , @Alden
    @EdwardM

    No, section 8 rents are not beneficial for the landlord. The trick is to sell before the neighborhood gets too dangerous.

  23. I’ll let you in on a dirty little secret. Phoenix isn’t a real city.

    Are you at least 35 and live in the Phoenix metropolitan area? Did you grow up there? Did your parents? How about your grand-parents ?

    Stop using so much water. You moved to the desert. Asshole.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @anonymous


    Stop using so much water. You moved to the desert. Asshole.
     
    Shades of Sam Kinison? Or, is it just that you know Californians?

    Replies: @anonymous

    , @bomag
    @anonymous

    I like a friend's observation:

    "Phoenix and Tucson: monuments to conspicuous consumption."

    Replies: @Muggles

  24. @Anonymous
    L.A. millenial professional in the entertainment industry explains why Southern California is a wretched, self-perpetuating hellhole, so she’s moving to Arizona…

    https://youtu.be/585IlY0hsQs

    Replies: @GLT, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Herbert R. Tarlek, Jr., @obwandiyag

    How can you stand that editing style, with gaps between sentences clipped

    • Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard
    @GLT

    There is a software that does this on the fly.

    As I recall the first big user was Rush Limbaugh and the business case was more time-space to implant advertisements although many current youtubers do it to conserve viewers' attention and don't insert any ads.

    See for example this guy who is cutting focking edge and every inter-sentence blank spot gets erased and all intra-sentence spacing is perfectly preserved.

    https://www.youtube.com/c/ESOTERICAchannel

    It's software doing that and the text analysis needed was impossible before Rush Limbaugh's sponsors' research funding paid off.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Muggles, @Dube

    , @obwandiyag
    @GLT

    I like it because videos are tedious to watch, I much prefer text, and so I'm all for anything that speeds videos up so you can get through the damn things and get on with your life.

  25. @Hypnotoad666
    @J.Ross


    There are no snakes in California, the Californian government guarantees it.
     
    Don't believe it! I have had to kill three rattlesnakes in my yard in LA. I was also attacked by a tarantula, but that's another story . . .

    Replies: @J.Ross

    If SNL wasn’t fake they’d kill with a good dumb pretty Gavin Newsom attempting to demonize Florida with wildly incorrect assertions.

  26. @AnotherDad
    @J.Ross


    Gavin Newsom reminds you that they have snakes in Florida. Snakes! There are no snakes in California, the Californian government guarantees it.
     
    California is indeed way more climatically pleasant and geographically interesting than Florida.

    The very fact that I live in Florida instead of California and millions more have been flocking there is a reflection upon the politics of people like ... Gavin Newsom.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @JR Ewing

    Gotta give Newsom credit for stating the obvious that everyone already knows.

    Over the past 40 years, California dems have been able to get away with a lot of stuff because, as a a business acquaintance explained to me once during business trip after he just got into the office from surfing that morning: “I’m willing to put up with a lot of shit to live this close to the beach.”

    Substitute “the weather”, “the mountains”, “the desert”, “the scenery”, “wineries”, “Disneyland”, whatever you want for “the beach”, and you’ll capture a lot of California voters and explain why California has become such a dump in the past several years.

    But even that is starting not to work anymore.

  27. @EdwardM
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Maybe not. Section 8 can probably be a good deal for landlords. Does it outweigh the problems that such tenants bring?

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Achmed E. Newman, @Alden

    Section 8 tenants stereotypically destroy their rental and frequently necessitate attention. The dream of every landlord and everyone who aspires to landlordship is to receive income without doing any work or even talk for it. This is actually how classes to become a landlord are advertised. If landlording could be made to require the same level and regularity of physical work and customer interaction as McDonald’s, housing prices would drop like if Larry Fink was arrested.

    • Replies: @Mike Tre
    @J.Ross

    The other problem is landlords start treating all of their tenants like section 8 tenants.

    , @Old Prude
    @J.Ross

    I had a coworker who was gleeful about all the $$$ he would make renting Section 8. He got his first tenants, and back-pedaled like mad.

    The people who are probably most fit to be Section 8 landlords are recent immigrants from the third world: They have no illusions about who they are dealing with and are perfectly fine being perfect a-holes. I am thinking of a Sudanese fellow I worked with who took sh** from no-one. He could make a used-car salesman cry.

  28. @Bill Jones
    @SafeNow


    I think maybe Steve is, at some level, thinking about diaspora-izing himself.
     
    If he does, I'd put money on him not going back to Chicago.


    https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/end-days-near-illinois-set-eliminate-cash-bail-violent-offenders


    The Counter Signal reported SAFE-T Act ends cash bail and includes 12 non-detainable offenses, second-degree murder, aggravated battery, and arson without bail, as well as drug-induced homicide, kidnapping, burglary, robbery, intimidation, aggravated DUI, aggravated fleeing and eluding, drug offenses and threatening a public official.

    After Jan. 1, individuals charged with the above crimes will be free to roam the streets without bail.
     

    Replies: @J.Ross

    USAPATRIOT
    SAFE-T
    Every single time, the legislation does the exact opposite of its nominal purpose.

    • Agree: bomag
  29. Probably not an inaccurate observation, Steve.

    I remember going to a Texas Rangers game in back in the 80’s and they were playing the Tigers, who had a very vocal segment of the crowd that night. I was only 12 and didn’t quite understand it, but my grandfather explained to me that GM had recently built a manufacturing plant in Arlington and there were a lot of Detroit natives living in the Metroplex at that time.

    • Replies: @ADL Pyramid of Hate
    @JR Ewing

    It helps when the home team isn’t very good/attendance is low.

  30. In the Chiefs blowout win over the Cardinals on the weekend the Chiefs usual kicker had a minor injury (he returned later) and for a while Justin Reid, a black safety with braids, took the Chiefs kicks, doing two long kickoffs and making one of two extra points. He seems to have grown up in a Louisiana suburb with good schools with fairly representative demographics and played college football at Stanford.

    https://www.foxnews.com/sports/chiefs-justin-reid-gets-kicking-opportunities-harrison-butker-rolls-ankle

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Anon55uu

    So you have the Stanford black guy be the theoretical backup kicker and practice kicking an hour per week? Makes sense.

  31. @Anon55uu
    In the Chiefs blowout win over the Cardinals on the weekend the Chiefs usual kicker had a minor injury (he returned later) and for a while Justin Reid, a black safety with braids, took the Chiefs kicks, doing two long kickoffs and making one of two extra points. He seems to have grown up in a Louisiana suburb with good schools with fairly representative demographics and played college football at Stanford.

    https://www.foxnews.com/sports/chiefs-justin-reid-gets-kicking-opportunities-harrison-butker-rolls-ankle

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    So you have the Stanford black guy be the theoretical backup kicker and practice kicking an hour per week? Makes sense.

  32. Are you sure this isn’t just the big uptick in illegals rooting for “Los Doyers”? “¡Pleibol!”

    Post-Fernandomania and Jaime Jarrin the Dodgers are the team of Mexicans.

  33. @EdwardM
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Maybe not. Section 8 can probably be a good deal for landlords. Does it outweigh the problems that such tenants bring?

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Achmed E. Newman, @Alden

    J. Ross may know more than I on this, as I’ve been a landlord, but not with Section 8. Most tenants destroy stuff, plenty unintentionally, but black people ramp it all up.

    What I thought about besides the hassles that you’re bound to get out of 64 units of that demographic is that this guy sure won’t want to live right in or near one of his units either. Therefore to get into a good suburb, he’ll have to lay out a couple of hundred thousand anyway. (I suppose it’s still peanuts compared to his California house, after capital gains….)

  34. @anonymous
    I'll let you in on a dirty little secret. Phoenix isn't a real city.

    Are you at least 35 and live in the Phoenix metropolitan area? Did you grow up there? Did your parents? How about your grand-parents ?

    Stop using so much water. You moved to the desert. Asshole.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @bomag

    Stop using so much water. You moved to the desert. Asshole.

    Shades of Sam Kinison? Or, is it just that you know Californians?

    • LOL: Ian Smith
    • Replies: @anonymous
    @Achmed E. Newman

    I've lived in the mid-west all my life and know no Californians. I visited the south-west years ago and was horrified by it's aridity. Grass in summertime shouldn't be brown and crunch under your feet. Rivers should be at least three feet deep. My opinion of California was that it's a giant fire-trap and it is.

    Did Sam really want those people to move to where the food was? Most Important Graph and all that.

  35. It’s probably more than just transplants. In the early 2000s, fans in Boston figured out that they could grab a cheap flight on Southwest to Baltimore or Tampa and see two or three games in a good seat in an empty stadium for less than the price of a single game in a good seat in cramped Fenway

    • Replies: @Alec Leamas (working from home)
    @ex-banker


    It’s probably more than just transplants. In the early 2000s, fans in Boston figured out that they could grab a cheap flight on Southwest to Baltimore or Tampa and see two or three games in a good seat in an empty stadium for less than the price of a single game in a good seat in cramped Fenway
     
    This implies the additional joy of a night or two in the Garden of Earthy Delights that is Baltimore?
  36. Come WS time, we will see how many Dodgers fans show up at Minute Maid park.
    My guess would be zero.

    • Agree: Muggles
    • Thanks: JR Ewing
  37. So, Los Angeles has gone from a place where “everyone is from somewhere else” to a place where “everyone has gone somewhere else?”

  38. @Anonymous
    L.A. millenial professional in the entertainment industry explains why Southern California is a wretched, self-perpetuating hellhole, so she’s moving to Arizona…

    https://youtu.be/585IlY0hsQs

    Replies: @GLT, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Herbert R. Tarlek, Jr., @obwandiyag

    L.A. millenial professional in the entertainment industry explains why Southern California is a wretched, self-perpetuating hellhole, so she’s moving to Arizona…

    I can tell she’s a nasty piece of work solely from her manner of speech.

    Look out Arizona!

  39. Sounds like there’s a Great Replacement going on. Should Arizona build a wall on it’s western border?

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Can we reframe the great replacement as a land war? That might get HBD folks emotionally engaged in the issue.

    They just hate land wars in Europe. They get all balled up inside. But the replacement of their people elicits little more than a yawn.

  40. @anonymous
    I'll let you in on a dirty little secret. Phoenix isn't a real city.

    Are you at least 35 and live in the Phoenix metropolitan area? Did you grow up there? Did your parents? How about your grand-parents ?

    Stop using so much water. You moved to the desert. Asshole.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @bomag

    I like a friend’s observation:

    “Phoenix and Tucson: monuments to conspicuous consumption.”

    • Replies: @Muggles
    @bomag


    I like a friend’s observation:

    “Phoenix and Tucson: monuments to conspicuous consumption.”
     
    So how are these fairly small places any different or worse than say, LA or Las Vegas?

    LA is a cancer like growth, but barely able to water itself.

    So what about those multi million dollar tiny apartments in Manhattan? Is there some good reason why (rich/middle class even) New Yorkers are obsessed with their local real estate and neighborhoods? And sneer (publicly and always) at the "bridge and tunnel people" or anyone who doesn't live in craphole NYC?

    Yes, desert cities which can't get more water will stop growing. LA has nearly run out but thanks to communist/green governments. won't use the oceans full of water next door to add water. Or have nuke power to do the desalinization It's so complicated, only Greta Thunberg can explain it. But she's now sitting in some dark Stockholm apartment hoping daylight returns someday and it gets warmer.

    It's always east to ridicule places you've never visited or lived in. All in all, AZ isn't a bad place to live so long as the A/C runs. Anyone living in California and pays those insane real estate prices has no standing to laugh at others for "conspicuous consumption."

    But by all means, Californians should stay put. Their political stupidity might be contagious.

    Replies: @SaneClownPosse

  41. @J.Ross
    Gavin Newsom reminds you that they have snakes in Florida. Snakes! There are no snakes in California, the Californian government guarantees it.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @AnotherDad, @Hypnotoad666, @Prester John, @Alden

    Yes, Gavin, there ARE snakes in California, which extends well beyond San Francisco and Sacramento.

    • Replies: @ForeverCARealist
    @Prester John

    Thank you.

    There's a huge nest of the beady-eyed monsters living in Sacramento right now. They speak with forked tongues and slither through our lives like little devils.

    If Steve wanted to, he could write 10 blog posts a day about the horrible laws they pass.

  42. The fans might be from Brooklyn, with a little Arizona memory loss.

    • LOL: Achmed E. Newman
  43. @Buzz Mohawk
    Sounds like there's a Great Replacement going on. Should Arizona build a wall on it's western border?

    Replies: @Anonymous

    Can we reframe the great replacement as a land war? That might get HBD folks emotionally engaged in the issue.

    They just hate land wars in Europe. They get all balled up inside. But the replacement of their people elicits little more than a yawn.

  44. When the Dodgers fans take over sports bars in cities all over the country to watch their heroes’ exploits, like Red $ox and Yankee$ fans do, I’ll begin to pay attention. When these fans still exist after a few 70-82 seasons, I’ll pay even more attention.

    We finally got the first Cali refugee in my neighborhood, an exotic sort at that; a Brit who came to us after three years in Seattle and four in LA. He’s already gotten into it with a few neighbors about people parking curbside at “his” sidewalks. He’s a bit perplexed by the go-eff-yourself stance of your average Bostonian. If I were living in a place that’s already lost about $100K of value since I bought it four months ago, I’d have other concerns.

    Maybe he can hang out with the other newbie in the neighborhood, the guy from Alabama proudly flying his Auburn football banner and wearing Auburn paraphernalia while he does his yard work. He’ll finally have someone to watch college football with!

    Here’s to hoping it’s a nice, snowy New England winter.

    • Replies: @The Anti-Gnostic
    @Brutusale

    If I were living in a place that’s already lost about $100K of value since I bought it four months ago...

    How is this happening in Boston?

    Replies: @Brutusale

    , @Curle
    @Brutusale

    “Brit who came to us after three years in Seattle . . . He’s already gotten into it with a few neighbors about people parking curbside at “his” sidewalks.”

    Don’t tell Seattle people it’s not.

    Replies: @Brutusale

  45. Across much of the Sunbelt, there appears to be a sizable Los Angeles Diaspora of former Angelenos who still root for the L.A. Dodgers: e.g., it sounds like there are about 10,000 Dodger fans at this Arizona Diamondbacks home game in Phoenix.

    My impression is that this phenomenon of the Dodgers getting loud cheers in road games is fairly new, a 21st Century phenomenon. It partly has to do with how good the Dodgers have been since 2017, but it also has to do with how many Los Angeles baseball fans have moved out of town in this century.

    This may be it, but I always got the sense that at least since Fernando Valenzuela the Dodgers were the proxy “Mexican” team for Mexicans in the U.S., and that wearing Dodgers gear was as much a statement of ethnic allegiance as baseball fandom.

    Perhaps it could be a mix of both.

    Expansion teams often exist in a weird space, where their market may already have sizable proportions of committed fans of other rival teams. For example, after the Colts left Baltimore, Maryland was Redskins country. So even after Baltimore got the Ravens (Browns), lots of people remained Redskins fans. In fairness, the Redskins have played in Maryland just outside of D.C. in the modern era.

    It’s likely that there were just committed Dodgers fans in Arizona before the Diamondbacks were created, and who didn’t switch allegiances after the Diamondbacks came to town.

  46. @GLT
    @Anonymous

    How can you stand that editing style, with gaps between sentences clipped

    Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard, @obwandiyag

    There is a software that does this on the fly.

    As I recall the first big user was Rush Limbaugh and the business case was more time-space to implant advertisements although many current youtubers do it to conserve viewers’ attention and don’t insert any ads.

    See for example this guy who is cutting focking edge and every inter-sentence blank spot gets erased and all intra-sentence spacing is perfectly preserved.

    https://www.youtube.com/c/ESOTERICAchannel

    It’s software doing that and the text analysis needed was impossible before Rush Limbaugh’s sponsors’ research funding paid off.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @Emil Nikola Richard

    Thanks for the background, Emil. I can't stand that herky-jerky editing that removes the second or two it takes for things the guys said to sink in. Peak Stupidity had a recent post about this (but, of course!) called "Paul Joseph Watson Wangs Chung Tonight".

    The youtuber Paul Watson is the stereotypical example of this, at least the first one that really pissed me off (cause he's otherwise great to listen to - he's right, in other words).

    Here, you guys tell me if there's even a bit of difference between the style of Paul Joseph Watson and that of Wang Chung:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1ec-aXMeCY

    VERSUS:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoXu6QmxpJE

    Replies: @Anonymous

    , @Muggles
    @Emil Nikola Richard


    every inter-sentence blank spot gets erased and all intra-sentence spacing is perfectly preserved.
     
    This is now very common in broadcast TV re-run shows. You can tell that when some real time silence or non movement has been removed and the next visual/audio change comes too quickly. The real time "silence" has the same noise as when speaking occurs. But when edited out there is zero noise/sound being sent.

    Also in some TV (i.e. Blue Bloods or similar scripted) you can hear the sound totally drop out in the silent bits, between comments. There is usually background sound when people are speaking or sounds like doors, etc. happening. But if someone pauses for a second, zero audio.

    There is always background sound in reality, but I guess that can be cut out. Not sure if that is from the actual producers/broadcasters or if when it is re-run, the broadcasters do that to compress the signal and save energy or whatever.

    But you can notice obvious odd silences and the subsequent picked up background "hiss" or slight noise at times. And my hearing isn't what it used to be.

    In reality, background noise or ambient "room noise" never totally drops out of hearing. As has been noticed here, the result is a choppy effect that is artifical.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    , @Dube
    @Emil Nikola Richard

    Thanks for the info about software leaving no spaces between sentences at the beginnings and ends of segments. I'd already criticized Paul Joseph Watson for it, elsewhere here. I should have guessed that it's a program, and not his doing, since I am supposed to know a little about audio editing. Therefore I would look at the drop-down menu for an adjustment that opens some space for representation of the natural breath tempo.

    Where are the programmers reading this tonight, who could be selling it tomorrow? But I would expect an adjustment tool already in place.

    Or would I? Breath tempos vary, so an algorithm might not yet exist. And certainly PJW and others can add spaces themselves in the editing process, but it costs some attention to match the natural breath to comfortable effect. Yet the crude unattended alternative is to0 excruciating.

    Better than to generate this noise of my own would be to ask, what program is being used, and t0 inspect it.

  47. @Brutusale
    When the Dodgers fans take over sports bars in cities all over the country to watch their heroes' exploits, like Red $ox and Yankee$ fans do, I'll begin to pay attention. When these fans still exist after a few 70-82 seasons, I'll pay even more attention.

    We finally got the first Cali refugee in my neighborhood, an exotic sort at that; a Brit who came to us after three years in Seattle and four in LA. He's already gotten into it with a few neighbors about people parking curbside at "his" sidewalks. He's a bit perplexed by the go-eff-yourself stance of your average Bostonian. If I were living in a place that's already lost about $100K of value since I bought it four months ago, I'd have other concerns.

    Maybe he can hang out with the other newbie in the neighborhood, the guy from Alabama proudly flying his Auburn football banner and wearing Auburn paraphernalia while he does his yard work. He'll finally have someone to watch college football with!

    Here's to hoping it's a nice, snowy New England winter.

    Replies: @The Anti-Gnostic, @Curle

    If I were living in a place that’s already lost about $100K of value since I bought it four months ago…

    How is this happening in Boston?

    • Replies: @Brutusale
    @The Anti-Gnostic

    The lousiness of the schools. I know a half dozen people over the past 25 years that were more than happy to stay here, but sold and moved to places with higher real estate prices but better schools. As I said to friends 10 years ago, when the critical mass of buyers converts from white yuppies to the NE Asians and Subcons, their shitty school system is going to cost them. Viewings of the local properties are way down, and Asian buyers have disappeared. Taking a chance may be OK with your $600K loan at 2%, but not at 6%.

    The two most important issues for the schools here over the past three years have been the cancellation of Halloween costumes in the schools and the high school mascot.

    Here's a little tidbit from the Zillow listing on a house near me:

    Home value
    Zestimate

    $1,405,700

    Zestimate range

    $1.31M - $1.50M
    Last 30-day change

    - $52,967 (-3.6 %)
    Zestimate per sqft

    Down $53K in 30 days.

    Boston IS changing. The violence in the city is more visible, and elected officials there aren't philosophically inclined to do much about it. Not much changed at all from Kevin White to Tom Menino to Marty Walsh, but the New Democrat, as embodied by Mayor Wu, is an entirely different breed of cat. The conversion of the Democratic party from old-school Irish hacks to the fags & hags we have now was much more sudden than the rest of the country. As soon as they take over the police and fire departments, the last bastions of old ways, Boston will be NYC Lite.

    Replies: @The Anti-Gnostic

  48. I have no interest in baseball but found this sports anecdote illuminating.

  49. @ex-banker
    It's probably more than just transplants. In the early 2000s, fans in Boston figured out that they could grab a cheap flight on Southwest to Baltimore or Tampa and see two or three games in a good seat in an empty stadium for less than the price of a single game in a good seat in cramped Fenway

    Replies: @Alec Leamas (working from home)

    It’s probably more than just transplants. In the early 2000s, fans in Boston figured out that they could grab a cheap flight on Southwest to Baltimore or Tampa and see two or three games in a good seat in an empty stadium for less than the price of a single game in a good seat in cramped Fenway

    This implies the additional joy of a night or two in the Garden of Earthy Delights that is Baltimore?

    • LOL: kaganovitch
  50. I’ve seen this Dodger diaspora in action, in NY and Boston. They seem largely made up of cholos–big, meathead-looking Mexicans with lots of bling and a Dodger jersey on. The funny thing to me is that the Dodgers (bless them) are one of the whitest teams in the big leagues, and the whitest good team by a large margin. They’re the 80s Celtics of MLB. I don’t know why cholos would get behind such a team, but then again, maybe they actually prefer guys named Justin and Trea to Dominicans.

  51. https://news.yahoo.com/boon-threat-mexico-city-wrestles-110625477.html

    I’ve seen a bunch of breathless articles describing the influx of remote workers to Mexico. Obviously, these wealthy and smart immigrants are gentrifying and that’s bad.

    No word yet on whether wealthy Mexicans are zooming from Malibu to run their haciendas. That would be good because of diversity.

    • Replies: @Alden
    @alaska3636

    The wealthy Mexicans all have homes in La Jolla and expensive areas of San Diego County.

  52. Went to see Dodgers play the Rockies at Coors Field – I was sitting in a sea of Dodger blue and white jerseys. They were a jolly, beer drinking bunch of fans.

  53. @JR Ewing
    Probably not an inaccurate observation, Steve.

    I remember going to a Texas Rangers game in back in the 80's and they were playing the Tigers, who had a very vocal segment of the crowd that night. I was only 12 and didn't quite understand it, but my grandfather explained to me that GM had recently built a manufacturing plant in Arlington and there were a lot of Detroit natives living in the Metroplex at that time.

    Replies: @ADL Pyramid of Hate

    It helps when the home team isn’t very good/attendance is low.

    • Agree: JR Ewing
  54. @Prester John
    @J.Ross

    Yes, Gavin, there ARE snakes in California, which extends well beyond San Francisco and Sacramento.

    Replies: @ForeverCARealist

    Thank you.

    There’s a huge nest of the beady-eyed monsters living in Sacramento right now. They speak with forked tongues and slither through our lives like little devils.

    If Steve wanted to, he could write 10 blog posts a day about the horrible laws they pass.

  55. @Polistra
    Aye, the expats from LA and NY. And SF & DC.

    Ye will always have them with ye, whether ye wants them or nots. They have come to your as-yet unwrecked locales, bringing their enlightened ruination with them. They register to vote, first thing. Enjoy!

    Replies: @Alfa158, @Old Prude

    The Blue Plague gradually swallows Red States, one at a time. Many of our friends and relatives are fleeing California. I tell them they are basically walking toward the stern of the Titanic; eventually your hat is still going to float away. We decided that if we are going to be treading water, we may as well stay here on the SoCal coast and do it in the world’s nicest weather. No point giving up 72 degrees and sunny while eventually having California government anyway, except now outside it’s 115, or 15, or 95 with 95% humidity.

    • Agree: Dutch Boy
    • Replies: @Dutch Boy
    @Alfa158

    Exactly what I told my brothers when one went to Nevada and the other to Arizona. My Nevada brother has since decamped to Louisiana (he has a daughter there) but the other is still stuck in Arizona (he has a step daughter there) and gets to enjoy the 110 degree heat. BTW - it is not liberal Californians who have turned those states blue. The libs here tend to have money and live in the cushy and pleasant coastal areas and are the beneficiaries of the cheap labor that has driven out many working class Californians. Their kids go to private schools or the better public schools in their low crime neighborhoods. They are represented by people like my congress critter: the daughter of a Jewish billionaire who is the new face of the "working class" party. Their motivation to move out-of-state is minimal.

  56. @AnotherDad
    All across the West, the plague of Californians running from what they've wrought in California ... and voting then voting the exact same in, in their new--formerly American--locale.

    Replies: @Bill Jones, @Dutch Boy

    My brothers and sisters all left the state and they are all rabid right-wingers. People of all political stripes are fleeing.

  57. I went to a Cubs/Dodgers game at Dodgers Stadium in the early 90’s. Most of the people attending the game had on Cubs shirts and hats.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @George o' da Jungle

    When I moved from Los Angeles to Chicago in 1982, the Ryder rent-a-truck was really cheap because most customers were moving from Chicago to Los Angeles.

    Replies: @Buzz Mohawk

  58. @Alfa158
    @Polistra

    The Blue Plague gradually swallows Red States, one at a time. Many of our friends and relatives are fleeing California. I tell them they are basically walking toward the stern of the Titanic; eventually your hat is still going to float away. We decided that if we are going to be treading water, we may as well stay here on the SoCal coast and do it in the world’s nicest weather. No point giving up 72 degrees and sunny while eventually having California government anyway, except now outside it’s 115, or 15, or 95 with 95% humidity.

    Replies: @Dutch Boy

    Exactly what I told my brothers when one went to Nevada and the other to Arizona. My Nevada brother has since decamped to Louisiana (he has a daughter there) but the other is still stuck in Arizona (he has a step daughter there) and gets to enjoy the 110 degree heat. BTW – it is not liberal Californians who have turned those states blue. The libs here tend to have money and live in the cushy and pleasant coastal areas and are the beneficiaries of the cheap labor that has driven out many working class Californians. Their kids go to private schools or the better public schools in their low crime neighborhoods. They are represented by people like my congress critter: the daughter of a Jewish billionaire who is the new face of the “working class” party. Their motivation to move out-of-state is minimal.

  59. @George o' da Jungle
    I went to a Cubs/Dodgers game at Dodgers Stadium in the early 90's. Most of the people attending the game had on Cubs shirts and hats.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    When I moved from Los Angeles to Chicago in 1982, the Ryder rent-a-truck was really cheap because most customers were moving from Chicago to Los Angeles.

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
    @Steve Sailer

    Before Colorado got a team, Boulder had a bar that showed all the Cubs games on the TVs.

    Replies: @Russ

  60. @Steve Sailer
    @George o' da Jungle

    When I moved from Los Angeles to Chicago in 1982, the Ryder rent-a-truck was really cheap because most customers were moving from Chicago to Los Angeles.

    Replies: @Buzz Mohawk

    Before Colorado got a team, Boulder had a bar that showed all the Cubs games on the TVs.

    • Replies: @Russ
    @Buzz Mohawk


    Before Colorado got a team, Boulder had a bar that showed all the Cubs games on the TVs.
     
    The WGN and TBS of early cable TV were invaluable for building national followings for the Cubs and Braves, respectively. I wonder if the Cubs had a farm club in Colorado ...
  61. @J.Ross
    @EdwardM

    Section 8 tenants stereotypically destroy their rental and frequently necessitate attention. The dream of every landlord and everyone who aspires to landlordship is to receive income without doing any work or even talk for it. This is actually how classes to become a landlord are advertised. If landlording could be made to require the same level and regularity of physical work and customer interaction as McDonald's, housing prices would drop like if Larry Fink was arrested.

    Replies: @Mike Tre, @Old Prude

    The other problem is landlords start treating all of their tenants like section 8 tenants.

    • Agree: J.Ross
  62. @Polistra
    Aye, the expats from LA and NY. And SF & DC.

    Ye will always have them with ye, whether ye wants them or nots. They have come to your as-yet unwrecked locales, bringing their enlightened ruination with them. They register to vote, first thing. Enjoy!

    Replies: @Alfa158, @Old Prude

    In Maine and Vermont, the expats from Mass., NY and NJ are busy crapping up the place. New Hampshire is already a lost cause, swamped with Mass-holes.

  63. @J.Ross
    @EdwardM

    Section 8 tenants stereotypically destroy their rental and frequently necessitate attention. The dream of every landlord and everyone who aspires to landlordship is to receive income without doing any work or even talk for it. This is actually how classes to become a landlord are advertised. If landlording could be made to require the same level and regularity of physical work and customer interaction as McDonald's, housing prices would drop like if Larry Fink was arrested.

    Replies: @Mike Tre, @Old Prude

    I had a coworker who was gleeful about all the $$$ he would make renting Section 8. He got his first tenants, and back-pedaled like mad.

    The people who are probably most fit to be Section 8 landlords are recent immigrants from the third world: They have no illusions about who they are dealing with and are perfectly fine being perfect a-holes. I am thinking of a Sudanese fellow I worked with who took sh** from no-one. He could make a used-car salesman cry.

    • Agree: Alden
    • Thanks: J.Ross
  64. @Anonymous
    L.A. millenial professional in the entertainment industry explains why Southern California is a wretched, self-perpetuating hellhole, so she’s moving to Arizona…

    https://youtu.be/585IlY0hsQs

    Replies: @GLT, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Herbert R. Tarlek, Jr., @obwandiyag

    I’m a near-native of Arizona (brought here by my parents as a baby back in the ’70’s and grew up here) who lives in Phoenix and my YT algorithm keeps feeding me that, and other videos, by that bitch.

    I wish she would just fucking die.

    Watching my home state be Californicated by these eloi is like watching a train wreck in slow motion.

  65. @Emil Nikola Richard
    @GLT

    There is a software that does this on the fly.

    As I recall the first big user was Rush Limbaugh and the business case was more time-space to implant advertisements although many current youtubers do it to conserve viewers' attention and don't insert any ads.

    See for example this guy who is cutting focking edge and every inter-sentence blank spot gets erased and all intra-sentence spacing is perfectly preserved.

    https://www.youtube.com/c/ESOTERICAchannel

    It's software doing that and the text analysis needed was impossible before Rush Limbaugh's sponsors' research funding paid off.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Muggles, @Dube

    Thanks for the background, Emil. I can’t stand that herky-jerky editing that removes the second or two it takes for things the guys said to sink in. Peak Stupidity had a recent post about this (but, of course!) called “Paul Joseph Watson Wangs Chung Tonight”.

    The youtuber Paul Watson is the stereotypical example of this, at least the first one that really pissed me off (cause he’s otherwise great to listen to – he’s right, in other words).

    Here, you guys tell me if there’s even a bit of difference between the style of Paul Joseph Watson and that of Wang Chung:

    VERSUS:

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Achmed E. Newman


    Thanks for the background, Emil. I can’t stand that herky-jerky editing that removes the second or two it takes for things the guys said to sink in. Peak Stupidity had a recent post about this (but, of course!) called “Paul Joseph Watson Wangs Chung Tonight”.
     
    That’s not why most vlogger’s edit like that.

    Try writing ten bullet points, then video yourself giving a five minute speech like Paul, without stuttering, pausing, as well as a lot of other mannerisms that would undermine your power as a speaker/broadcaster.

    You’ll find you'll make mistakes. Mistakes that undermine you, as a public speaker. Imagine you make a miserable mistake on the last line of your five minute monologue.

    Gotta start the whole thing all over again.

    So, instead of starting your five minute monologue over again until you get it right, just say the sentence you flubbed over again, and edit that over the flub, pointless pause, etc.

    Now you’ve turned what might take you an hour, or more, into a twenty-minute enterprise. And you can punch every line for effect, like Paul does. Try doing a five minute monologue with as much punch as a Paul Watson video. Even Paul Watson would find that to be a challenge. He could pull it off, eventually, but it wouldn’t be something he’d be looking forward to.

    Editing like that can tricks the viewer into thinking you have major broadcasting skills, while turning it into a style. It’s not a style. You don’t have major broadcasting skills. You’re a goofy twenty year old girl, for gods sake! But thanks to editing, you don’t spend half a day on a five minute video, and you look like you have your thoughts in order, with something to say.

    It takes professional broadcasters years to develop that skill to be effective, but you, you twenty-something nothing, don’t have time for that. So you fake it, and by god, it works!

    Paul Watson has broadcasting chops. I’m sure he does his shtick, tries it a few different ways as he goes as a matter of course, slams the best takes together, and publishes. It’s a time issue for him, primarily. He may be applying it as a style issue also, to make it look like he means to do that, but for his longer videos, that editing style really saves him a shitload of time, and adds power to his delivery.

    He uses it as a tool, but again, he has some chops as a broadcaster.

    Most twenty-something YouTubers use it as a crutch.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

  66. The Cubs get this in Arizona due to all of the people who left Chicago. Milwaukee too because it is an easy drive.

    But the Cubs stink now so not so much.

    • Replies: @Herbert R. Tarlek, Jr.
    @Hodag

    The Cubs get this in Arizona due to all of the people who left Chicago. Milwaukee too because it is an easy drive.

    Just the other night, I was out and about near the stadium when the Brewers were playing here in Phoenix. There were tons of people milling around with Brewers gear on, way more than I saw with Diamondbacks gear.

  67. Anonymous[954] • Disclaimer says:
    @Achmed E. Newman
    @Emil Nikola Richard

    Thanks for the background, Emil. I can't stand that herky-jerky editing that removes the second or two it takes for things the guys said to sink in. Peak Stupidity had a recent post about this (but, of course!) called "Paul Joseph Watson Wangs Chung Tonight".

    The youtuber Paul Watson is the stereotypical example of this, at least the first one that really pissed me off (cause he's otherwise great to listen to - he's right, in other words).

    Here, you guys tell me if there's even a bit of difference between the style of Paul Joseph Watson and that of Wang Chung:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1ec-aXMeCY

    VERSUS:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoXu6QmxpJE

    Replies: @Anonymous

    Thanks for the background, Emil. I can’t stand that herky-jerky editing that removes the second or two it takes for things the guys said to sink in. Peak Stupidity had a recent post about this (but, of course!) called “Paul Joseph Watson Wangs Chung Tonight”.

    That’s not why most vlogger’s edit like that.

    Try writing ten bullet points, then video yourself giving a five minute speech like Paul, without stuttering, pausing, as well as a lot of other mannerisms that would undermine your power as a speaker/broadcaster.

    You’ll find you’ll make mistakes. Mistakes that undermine you, as a public speaker. Imagine you make a miserable mistake on the last line of your five minute monologue.

    Gotta start the whole thing all over again.

    So, instead of starting your five minute monologue over again until you get it right, just say the sentence you flubbed over again, and edit that over the flub, pointless pause, etc.

    Now you’ve turned what might take you an hour, or more, into a twenty-minute enterprise. And you can punch every line for effect, like Paul does. Try doing a five minute monologue with as much punch as a Paul Watson video. Even Paul Watson would find that to be a challenge. He could pull it off, eventually, but it wouldn’t be something he’d be looking forward to.

    Editing like that can tricks the viewer into thinking you have major broadcasting skills, while turning it into a style. It’s not a style. You don’t have major broadcasting skills. You’re a goofy twenty year old girl, for gods sake! But thanks to editing, you don’t spend half a day on a five minute video, and you look like you have your thoughts in order, with something to say.

    It takes professional broadcasters years to develop that skill to be effective, but you, you twenty-something nothing, don’t have time for that. So you fake it, and by god, it works!

    Paul Watson has broadcasting chops. I’m sure he does his shtick, tries it a few different ways as he goes as a matter of course, slams the best takes together, and publishes. It’s a time issue for him, primarily. He may be applying it as a style issue also, to make it look like he means to do that, but for his longer videos, that editing style really saves him a shitload of time, and adds power to his delivery.

    He uses it as a tool, but again, he has some chops as a broadcaster.

    Most twenty-something YouTubers use it as a crutch.

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

    You didn't have to read the PS post, but it would have helped here. See, I understand the idea of splicing together, 10 or 20 s segments, whatever works for you. That does not mean one has to edit it this way. When you get done with a point (with a good "take"), then you hesitate 1 to 2 seconds. Hesitate at the beginning of each one too. You can then splice them with plenty of room in there to not have audio pop from one sentence directly to another, i.e., have a 1/2 second to 2 seconds of silence, which is way the hell better.

    Paul Watson would be great to listen to, if he didn't do this stupid style of editing. As it is, it's too distracting for me to watch him and anyone else who does this. I like that Wang Chung song nevertheless.

  68. @Hodag
    The Cubs get this in Arizona due to all of the people who left Chicago. Milwaukee too because it is an easy drive.

    But the Cubs stink now so not so much.

    Replies: @Herbert R. Tarlek, Jr.

    The Cubs get this in Arizona due to all of the people who left Chicago. Milwaukee too because it is an easy drive.

    Just the other night, I was out and about near the stadium when the Brewers were playing here in Phoenix. There were tons of people milling around with Brewers gear on, way more than I saw with Diamondbacks gear.

  69. With the Dodgers, it seems possible a lot of people who grew up in Arizona before the Diamondbacks existed defaulted to being Dodger fans as they were the closest team. The Dallas Cowboys have a significant following throughout the Southwest, including Phoenix because Tex Schramm, the original owner worked hard to get their games on local radio and then TV through west Texas, New Mexico and Arizona. Even after the Cardinals moved to Arizona, a large percentage of locals kept their allegiance to the Cowboys. The Cardinals usually being terrible had to play a role also. When the Cowboys play at Phoenix, it sounds like a home game for them. I don’t know if the Dodgers did anything similar with media, but it would make sense if they did. There are probably a fair number of fans in the area who have fled L.A. too.

    • Agree: Ron Mexico
    • Replies: @JR Ewing
    @Barnard


    When the Cowboys play at Phoenix, it sounds like a home game for them.

     

    Phoenix is also closer to El Paso and southern New Mexico. Those people wouldn't care if the Cardinals were good, regardless. And if they don't like the Cowboys in New Mexico, then they like the Broncos.

    That being said, the Cowboys and the Cardinals haven't been in the same division now for almost 20 years, so those annual games are much less frequent, plus the fact that the Cardinals have a bigger and nicer stadium, more "life long" support (they only moved to Arizona in the late 80's), and Phoenix is a much bigger place with more corporate customers who can buy up the seats... so I'm guessing it's not as noticeable an effect as it was back in the 90's.
    , @FPD72
    @Barnard

    Don’t underestimate the impact of Vin Scully. Growing up in New Mexico I went to bed every night in the summer listening to Vin on a “clear wave” station. When we moved to the LA area just before my senior year in high school I was already a Dodger fan and went to as many games as I could afford (in the fourth deck). I got to see the games against the Giants, Pirates, and Phillies in which Drysdale set the then consecutive scoreless innings record.

    The complete game shutout of the Pirates was on the night than Bobby Kennedy was shot at the Ambassador Hotel.

  70. Interesting recent vid below…

    I hadn’t really thought of the fact that my vote hasn’t meant shit for the last 30 years. I guess I “normalized” it in my head. It is kind of bizarre that that’s the case. It carries a low resolution fascist patina.

    Mexicans flock here because they’re, by my experience, as a group, inherently servile, which suits the rich folks in the Anaheim Hills just fine, but it’s not so good if you’re an average construction worker, or someone trying to by your first house. Mexicans have severely limited that prospect.

    In my so cal town, the mayor has decreed a “hands off” policy for sidewalk taco stands. This means an illegal Mexican immigrant (and almost all of them are) can open up a full kitchen on the sidewalk on a residential street, and undersell all the brick and mortar food businesses for blocks around, and the police will refuse to act, despite the taco fenders having no business license, no health inspector certificates, while they serve all sorts of food at a price local fast food restaurants cannot begin to compete with.

    I know this because I tried to get a taco stand, that has a full restaurant quality kitchen with open flames operating on the residential sidewalk. I called the health dept, and the extremely flustered lady said she knew about them. Their operation was illegal, but the city council decreed that they must receive three warnings, and an offer for them to attend classes instructing them how to run a taco stand legally. If they choose to take classes, their taco stand can remain in business while they do.

    [MORE]

    You can see how this is structured to ensure these taco stands remain in business, unmolested.

    The health dept lady said, even if the taco vendors ignored all warnings, she had limited resources to shut one down, because every time they’ve tried, the taco vendors get on their phones, and ten minutes later a mob of Mexicans arrive and threaten to beat the hell out of the health inspectors. She said she’s had a mob of twenty Mexicans screaming at her.

    So… every time the health inspectors arrive to shut down a taco stand and/or seize the stand, they must be accompanied by usually eight police officers, to intimidate the inevitable mob of Mexicans who arrive to threaten the health inspectors.

    I said, “well at least if you confiscate their stand or van, it makes them think twice before doing it again, since they have to pay to retrieve their stand/van.” She said, “most often they never pick them up, and the stand or van goes to auction.” I said, “so you have ford vans that you confiscate, and the Mexicans never pick them up?” She said that was case. I said, “well there must be a lot more to this. It must be far more organized than city government is letting on, because you don’t leave a van behind unless overall, you’re making money hand over fist.” She said, “maybe, but that’s beyond my job description to worry about.”

    So this giant taco stand with a full kitchen, awning, and lights driven by a generator in a van remains. And it attracts street urchins, Meth heads, and assorted riff raff that would never otherwise be haunting the neighborhood, lining up there every night for super cheap Mexican food, while the surrounding neighborhood is forced to deal with it.

    Why the fuck wouldn’t anyone move from a “middle-class neighborhood” like that if they could?

    Why California Can’t Stop People From Leaving…

  71. @petit bourgeois
    I don't understand the obsession with the Dodgers. They're a criminal enterprise like the Raiders. Every gangbanger in LA is either wearing a Dodgers hat or a Raiders hat. Just look at the 7-11 surveillance videos.

    Does the crowd mean we are exporting criminals now?

    Replies: @clifford brown, @Muggles, @Russ

    Great team with a great ballpark, at this point the third oldest in the league. Impressive management. An incredible tradition that goes back to the Brooklyn. Vince Scully. Dodgers Stadium is a special place during the sunset. A portion of the fanbase is rough, but I think they only really hate Giants fans to the point of violence. Faint praise, I guess. Likely the most violent fans in baseball, but nowhere near as bad as Raiders fans. Raiders fans are in a class of their own.

    I remember the upper deck at the Old Yankees Stadium during Red Sox/ Yankees games. Dodgers Stadium is a Buddhist ashram compared to that place. Still I would avoid the bleachers if your Spanglish is subpar.

  72. Across much of the Sunbelt, there appears to be a sizable Los Angeles Diaspora of former Angelenos who still root for the L.A. Dodgers…

    How long did Brooklyn’s diaspora last in LA? Were they ever noticeable?

    Did the LA iteration finally tie Brooklyn’s number of seasons there?

    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
    @Reg Cæsar

    Great question that I didn't know the answer to offhand. My guess was YES, but actually the Dodgers will reach that mark in 2026.

    They were in Brooklyn starting 1890 and stayed for 68 years.

    They've been in LA since 1958, which amazingly is 64 years.

    , @RadicalCenter
    @Reg Cæsar

    My best friend here in LA was born and raised in LA and is a descendant of that diaspora. His Dad is a Conservative Jew (in the denominational sense and somewhat politically too), moved from Brooklyn to LA as a kid in the 1960s. The family had immigrated to NYC from Eastern Europe (one side) and Syria (the other).

    When we went on vacation years ago, he said, "if you want to send me a postcard, just address it to 'THE Jewish Republican, Los Angeles CA' and they'll get it to me." ;)

    (And yeah, if you wonder from my comment history, 'um, does he know your real views?'" Yes, and I know his, and we put up with each other anyway. He is a real friend whom I trust. We just don't discuss Russia anymore....

  73. @petit bourgeois
    I don't understand the obsession with the Dodgers. They're a criminal enterprise like the Raiders. Every gangbanger in LA is either wearing a Dodgers hat or a Raiders hat. Just look at the 7-11 surveillance videos.

    Does the crowd mean we are exporting criminals now?

    Replies: @clifford brown, @Muggles, @Russ

    Every gangbanger in LA is either wearing a Dodgers hat or a Raiders hat.

    Didn’t the Raiders move to Las Vegas? So no longer a Cali symbol of Kriminal Kool…

  74. @Achmed E. Newman
    I just met a guy a couple of days back who had sold his house in Orange County, California for well over a million bucks (maybe a couple of them, but he didn't seem to want to say exactly) to buy, as he bragged about, 64 apartment units to rent out in Georgia. I say "bragging", but I could have written "his amazement".

    Haha, yeah, he will be amazed alright. Did I mention southwest Georgia, near Albany? I didn't have time to let him know what/who to watch out for, and he probably "knows better" already. Life sucks when you never get a chance to say "I told you so!"

    Replies: @EdwardM, @RadicalCenter

    Happy for him, to be sure.

    But what a waste of a chance to get out of the country and have him and his wife and children live well for generations.

    I’d tell that guy, sell those properties in savage-land and convert your savings into other currencies. Hold them in banks abroad and use some to buy homes there. Don’t go down with the ship. Wake up.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @RadicalCenter

    I don't think it'll be so happy for him, is the thing. (I won't get a chance to tell him anything - it was just a short conversation during traveling.)

    I understand the temptation, and I thought I recalled you were in California yourself but your children are learning Mandarin, so I assume you are headed to China or somewhere in the Orient. (I hope I recall somewhat correctly.)

    I've thought the same thoughts, RC, but my mind got mostly made up over the last couple of years on its own (though I still want to check out Uruguay). I believe we're sticking. Someone's got to fight off the scum that want to bring the best country in the world to ruin. It's not like there's a Ron Paul-ville freedom-oriented place anywhere else in the world or we'd have said buh-bye long ago. No, we're staying, and we're going to see this play out.

    [EDIT within the 5 min.:] I just got to another comment of yours and see that you are in LA. OK.

  75. @Reg Cæsar

    Across much of the Sunbelt, there appears to be a sizable Los Angeles Diaspora of former Angelenos who still root for the L.A. Dodgers...
     
    How long did Brooklyn's diaspora last in LA? Were they ever noticeable?

    Did the LA iteration finally tie Brooklyn's number of seasons there?

    Replies: @RadicalCenter, @RadicalCenter

    Great question that I didn’t know the answer to offhand. My guess was YES, but actually the Dodgers will reach that mark in 2026.

    They were in Brooklyn starting 1890 and stayed for 68 years.

    They’ve been in LA since 1958, which amazingly is 64 years.

  76. @bomag
    @anonymous

    I like a friend's observation:

    "Phoenix and Tucson: monuments to conspicuous consumption."

    Replies: @Muggles

    I like a friend’s observation:

    “Phoenix and Tucson: monuments to conspicuous consumption.”

    So how are these fairly small places any different or worse than say, LA or Las Vegas?

    LA is a cancer like growth, but barely able to water itself.

    So what about those multi million dollar tiny apartments in Manhattan? Is there some good reason why (rich/middle class even) New Yorkers are obsessed with their local real estate and neighborhoods? And sneer (publicly and always) at the “bridge and tunnel people” or anyone who doesn’t live in craphole NYC?

    Yes, desert cities which can’t get more water will stop growing. LA has nearly run out but thanks to communist/green governments. won’t use the oceans full of water next door to add water. Or have nuke power to do the desalinization It’s so complicated, only Greta Thunberg can explain it. But she’s now sitting in some dark Stockholm apartment hoping daylight returns someday and it gets warmer.

    It’s always east to ridicule places you’ve never visited or lived in. All in all, AZ isn’t a bad place to live so long as the A/C runs. Anyone living in California and pays those insane real estate prices has no standing to laugh at others for “conspicuous consumption.”

    But by all means, Californians should stay put. Their political stupidity might be contagious.

    • Replies: @SaneClownPosse
    @Muggles

    I've thought about the issue of LA County basically stealing water from upstate California to serve the LA area.

    The desalination plants would have to be built near the coast, and that would negatively impact the views of wealthy LA County land owners.

  77. @Reg Cæsar

    Across much of the Sunbelt, there appears to be a sizable Los Angeles Diaspora of former Angelenos who still root for the L.A. Dodgers...
     
    How long did Brooklyn's diaspora last in LA? Were they ever noticeable?

    Did the LA iteration finally tie Brooklyn's number of seasons there?

    Replies: @RadicalCenter, @RadicalCenter

    My best friend here in LA was born and raised in LA and is a descendant of that diaspora. His Dad is a Conservative Jew (in the denominational sense and somewhat politically too), moved from Brooklyn to LA as a kid in the 1960s. The family had immigrated to NYC from Eastern Europe (one side) and Syria (the other).

    When we went on vacation years ago, he said, “if you want to send me a postcard, just address it to ‘THE Jewish Republican, Los Angeles CA’ and they’ll get it to me.” 😉

    (And yeah, if you wonder from my comment history, ‘um, does he know your real views?’” Yes, and I know his, and we put up with each other anyway. He is a real friend whom I trust. We just don’t discuss Russia anymore….

  78. @Emil Nikola Richard
    @GLT

    There is a software that does this on the fly.

    As I recall the first big user was Rush Limbaugh and the business case was more time-space to implant advertisements although many current youtubers do it to conserve viewers' attention and don't insert any ads.

    See for example this guy who is cutting focking edge and every inter-sentence blank spot gets erased and all intra-sentence spacing is perfectly preserved.

    https://www.youtube.com/c/ESOTERICAchannel

    It's software doing that and the text analysis needed was impossible before Rush Limbaugh's sponsors' research funding paid off.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Muggles, @Dube

    every inter-sentence blank spot gets erased and all intra-sentence spacing is perfectly preserved.

    This is now very common in broadcast TV re-run shows. You can tell that when some real time silence or non movement has been removed and the next visual/audio change comes too quickly. The real time “silence” has the same noise as when speaking occurs. But when edited out there is zero noise/sound being sent.

    Also in some TV (i.e. Blue Bloods or similar scripted) you can hear the sound totally drop out in the silent bits, between comments. There is usually background sound when people are speaking or sounds like doors, etc. happening. But if someone pauses for a second, zero audio.

    There is always background sound in reality, but I guess that can be cut out. Not sure if that is from the actual producers/broadcasters or if when it is re-run, the broadcasters do that to compress the signal and save energy or whatever.

    But you can notice obvious odd silences and the subsequent picked up background “hiss” or slight noise at times. And my hearing isn’t what it used to be.

    In reality, background noise or ambient “room noise” never totally drops out of hearing. As has been noticed here, the result is a choppy effect that is artifical.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @Muggles

    There's another example of what I'm talking about in this post - "Immigrant non-Assimilation in Germany and 2 more items". It's got a Lauren Southern video about the complete Moslem takeover of, and consequent lack of assimilation in, a neighborhood in the German city of Duisburg.

    That's not why you're gonna want to watch it. In the parts that she appears in, Canadian immigration-patriot pundit Lauren Southern is wearing a nice black dress, and let me just say... wait, let me finish before you click... that at one point, due to the editing, her breasts just magically fly apart by about an inch or two. Hey, I watched for the politics, but I'm just sayin...

  79. @George
    As the GOP has all but collapsed, the progressive political machine has only got stronger. As leftist writer Harold Meyerson observed years ago, much of LA’s remaining middle class is made up of teachers and other public employees. These, with the exception of the police and certain construction unions, provide the bulwark of Karen Bass’s support. And this public-sector establishment can mobilise a get-out-the-vote machine that should not be underestimated.

    https://www.spiked-online.com/2022/09/10/the-fall-of-los-angeles/

    Replies: @Alden

    Modification; black Hispanic Asian and LGBTQ public employees. Affirmative action for public and quasi public employees like hospitals has been no Whites need apply for 24 years.

    That’s a solid democrat voting bloc including the naturally conservative Hispanics and Asians the idiot ignorant conservatives and republicans are always searching for.

  80. @EdwardM
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Maybe not. Section 8 can probably be a good deal for landlords. Does it outweigh the problems that such tenants bring?

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Achmed E. Newman, @Alden

    No, section 8 rents are not beneficial for the landlord. The trick is to sell before the neighborhood gets too dangerous.

  81. @alaska3636
    https://news.yahoo.com/boon-threat-mexico-city-wrestles-110625477.html

    I've seen a bunch of breathless articles describing the influx of remote workers to Mexico. Obviously, these wealthy and smart immigrants are gentrifying and that's bad.

    No word yet on whether wealthy Mexicans are zooming from Malibu to run their haciendas. That would be good because of diversity.

    Replies: @Alden

    The wealthy Mexicans all have homes in La Jolla and expensive areas of San Diego County.

  82. @Anonymous
    @Achmed E. Newman


    Thanks for the background, Emil. I can’t stand that herky-jerky editing that removes the second or two it takes for things the guys said to sink in. Peak Stupidity had a recent post about this (but, of course!) called “Paul Joseph Watson Wangs Chung Tonight”.
     
    That’s not why most vlogger’s edit like that.

    Try writing ten bullet points, then video yourself giving a five minute speech like Paul, without stuttering, pausing, as well as a lot of other mannerisms that would undermine your power as a speaker/broadcaster.

    You’ll find you'll make mistakes. Mistakes that undermine you, as a public speaker. Imagine you make a miserable mistake on the last line of your five minute monologue.

    Gotta start the whole thing all over again.

    So, instead of starting your five minute monologue over again until you get it right, just say the sentence you flubbed over again, and edit that over the flub, pointless pause, etc.

    Now you’ve turned what might take you an hour, or more, into a twenty-minute enterprise. And you can punch every line for effect, like Paul does. Try doing a five minute monologue with as much punch as a Paul Watson video. Even Paul Watson would find that to be a challenge. He could pull it off, eventually, but it wouldn’t be something he’d be looking forward to.

    Editing like that can tricks the viewer into thinking you have major broadcasting skills, while turning it into a style. It’s not a style. You don’t have major broadcasting skills. You’re a goofy twenty year old girl, for gods sake! But thanks to editing, you don’t spend half a day on a five minute video, and you look like you have your thoughts in order, with something to say.

    It takes professional broadcasters years to develop that skill to be effective, but you, you twenty-something nothing, don’t have time for that. So you fake it, and by god, it works!

    Paul Watson has broadcasting chops. I’m sure he does his shtick, tries it a few different ways as he goes as a matter of course, slams the best takes together, and publishes. It’s a time issue for him, primarily. He may be applying it as a style issue also, to make it look like he means to do that, but for his longer videos, that editing style really saves him a shitload of time, and adds power to his delivery.

    He uses it as a tool, but again, he has some chops as a broadcaster.

    Most twenty-something YouTubers use it as a crutch.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    You didn’t have to read the PS post, but it would have helped here. See, I understand the idea of splicing together, 10 or 20 s segments, whatever works for you. That does not mean one has to edit it this way. When you get done with a point (with a good “take”), then you hesitate 1 to 2 seconds. Hesitate at the beginning of each one too. You can then splice them with plenty of room in there to not have audio pop from one sentence directly to another, i.e., have a 1/2 second to 2 seconds of silence, which is way the hell better.

    Paul Watson would be great to listen to, if he didn’t do this stupid style of editing. As it is, it’s too distracting for me to watch him and anyone else who does this. I like that Wang Chung song nevertheless.

  83. @RadicalCenter
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Happy for him, to be sure.

    But what a waste of a chance to get out of the country and have him and his wife and children live well for generations.

    I'd tell that guy, sell those properties in savage-land and convert your savings into other currencies. Hold them in banks abroad and use some to buy homes there. Don't go down with the ship. Wake up.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    I don’t think it’ll be so happy for him, is the thing. (I won’t get a chance to tell him anything – it was just a short conversation during traveling.)

    I understand the temptation, and I thought I recalled you were in California yourself but your children are learning Mandarin, so I assume you are headed to China or somewhere in the Orient. (I hope I recall somewhat correctly.)

    I’ve thought the same thoughts, RC, but my mind got mostly made up over the last couple of years on its own (though I still want to check out Uruguay). I believe we’re sticking. Someone’s got to fight off the scum that want to bring the best country in the world to ruin. It’s not like there’s a Ron Paul-ville freedom-oriented place anywhere else in the world or we’d have said buh-bye long ago. No, we’re staying, and we’re going to see this play out.

    [EDIT within the 5 min.:] I just got to another comment of yours and see that you are in LA. OK.

    • Thanks: RadicalCenter
  84. @Reg Cæsar
    I'm pretty sure native Angelena Lucine Kauffman roots for the Batavia Muckdogs.


    https://1000logos.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Batavia-Muckdogs-symbol-768x432.jpg

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    Reg, the beloved Muckdogs, so named because of the soil in the farmland around Batavis, NY (just 20 miles from me) is great for potato and onion growing.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Buffalo Joe


    Reg, the beloved Muckdogs, so named because of the soil in the farmland around Batavia, NY (just 20 miles from me) is great for potato and onion growing.

     

    They used to be the Clippers, not after the ship but after a grass-cutting vehicle manufactured there. Just as the Milwaukee Admirals were named for a TV set and the Baltimore Bullets for the output of the Phoenix Shot Tower, once the tallest structure in the land.

    The Columbus Clippers, a nautical reference, were vassals of the powerful New York Yankees, and thus able to pressure Batavia into renaming, though they had a weak case.
  85. @Muggles
    @Emil Nikola Richard


    every inter-sentence blank spot gets erased and all intra-sentence spacing is perfectly preserved.
     
    This is now very common in broadcast TV re-run shows. You can tell that when some real time silence or non movement has been removed and the next visual/audio change comes too quickly. The real time "silence" has the same noise as when speaking occurs. But when edited out there is zero noise/sound being sent.

    Also in some TV (i.e. Blue Bloods or similar scripted) you can hear the sound totally drop out in the silent bits, between comments. There is usually background sound when people are speaking or sounds like doors, etc. happening. But if someone pauses for a second, zero audio.

    There is always background sound in reality, but I guess that can be cut out. Not sure if that is from the actual producers/broadcasters or if when it is re-run, the broadcasters do that to compress the signal and save energy or whatever.

    But you can notice obvious odd silences and the subsequent picked up background "hiss" or slight noise at times. And my hearing isn't what it used to be.

    In reality, background noise or ambient "room noise" never totally drops out of hearing. As has been noticed here, the result is a choppy effect that is artifical.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    There’s another example of what I’m talking about in this post – “Immigrant non-Assimilation in Germany and 2 more items”. It’s got a Lauren Southern video about the complete Moslem takeover of, and consequent lack of assimilation in, a neighborhood in the German city of Duisburg.

    That’s not why you’re gonna want to watch it. In the parts that she appears in, Canadian immigration-patriot pundit Lauren Southern is wearing a nice black dress, and let me just say… wait, let me finish before you click… that at one point, due to the editing, her breasts just magically fly apart by about an inch or two. Hey, I watched for the politics, but I’m just sayin…

  86. @Brutusale
    When the Dodgers fans take over sports bars in cities all over the country to watch their heroes' exploits, like Red $ox and Yankee$ fans do, I'll begin to pay attention. When these fans still exist after a few 70-82 seasons, I'll pay even more attention.

    We finally got the first Cali refugee in my neighborhood, an exotic sort at that; a Brit who came to us after three years in Seattle and four in LA. He's already gotten into it with a few neighbors about people parking curbside at "his" sidewalks. He's a bit perplexed by the go-eff-yourself stance of your average Bostonian. If I were living in a place that's already lost about $100K of value since I bought it four months ago, I'd have other concerns.

    Maybe he can hang out with the other newbie in the neighborhood, the guy from Alabama proudly flying his Auburn football banner and wearing Auburn paraphernalia while he does his yard work. He'll finally have someone to watch college football with!

    Here's to hoping it's a nice, snowy New England winter.

    Replies: @The Anti-Gnostic, @Curle

    “Brit who came to us after three years in Seattle . . . He’s already gotten into it with a few neighbors about people parking curbside at “his” sidewalks.”

    Don’t tell Seattle people it’s not.

    • Replies: @Brutusale
    @Curle

    If any "Seattle people" want to get into it with the folks around here, they're more than welcome. Boston is changing, but not enough that something like CHOP could exist here. Heads would have been busted, and not by the cops.

    This particular guy has calmed down a lot. Having half of your new neighbors telling you to GFY during your first encounter with them will do that.

    OT-We've got some new merry pranksters running around here. This from the other day:

    https://imgs.search.brave.com/P8iDA84HOG38rrGF3gJDN3fnK_z3FQU8hyPojUkT-Yo/rs:fit:611:761:1/g:ce/aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cu/bmV3aWRlYWJsb2cu/Y29tL3dwLWNvbnRl/bnQvdXBsb2Fkcy8y/MDIyLzA5L05TQy1i/YW5uZXItNjMxZmRi/YTgzNDdiZC5qcGc

  87. @Barnard
    With the Dodgers, it seems possible a lot of people who grew up in Arizona before the Diamondbacks existed defaulted to being Dodger fans as they were the closest team. The Dallas Cowboys have a significant following throughout the Southwest, including Phoenix because Tex Schramm, the original owner worked hard to get their games on local radio and then TV through west Texas, New Mexico and Arizona. Even after the Cardinals moved to Arizona, a large percentage of locals kept their allegiance to the Cowboys. The Cardinals usually being terrible had to play a role also. When the Cowboys play at Phoenix, it sounds like a home game for them. I don't know if the Dodgers did anything similar with media, but it would make sense if they did. There are probably a fair number of fans in the area who have fled L.A. too.

    Replies: @JR Ewing, @FPD72

    When the Cowboys play at Phoenix, it sounds like a home game for them.

    Phoenix is also closer to El Paso and southern New Mexico. Those people wouldn’t care if the Cardinals were good, regardless. And if they don’t like the Cowboys in New Mexico, then they like the Broncos.

    That being said, the Cowboys and the Cardinals haven’t been in the same division now for almost 20 years, so those annual games are much less frequent, plus the fact that the Cardinals have a bigger and nicer stadium, more “life long” support (they only moved to Arizona in the late 80’s), and Phoenix is a much bigger place with more corporate customers who can buy up the seats… so I’m guessing it’s not as noticeable an effect as it was back in the 90’s.

  88. @clifford brown
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgIRClKD4RI

    Replies: @Ron Mexico

    An extremely underrated GnR masterpiece that won’t get any play because… reasons.

  89. Speaking of Phœnix…

    Suns owner banned for one year, fined $10 mln over workplace conduct

    Sarver is a native of Tucson, so they can’t pin this on another state.

  90. @Buffalo Joe
    @Reg Cæsar

    Reg, the beloved Muckdogs, so named because of the soil in the farmland around Batavis, NY (just 20 miles from me) is great for potato and onion growing.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Reg, the beloved Muckdogs, so named because of the soil in the farmland around Batavia, NY (just 20 miles from me) is great for potato and onion growing.

    They used to be the Clippers, not after the ship but after a grass-cutting vehicle manufactured there. Just as the Milwaukee Admirals were named for a TV set and the Baltimore Bullets for the output of the Phoenix Shot Tower, once the tallest structure in the land.

    The Columbus Clippers, a nautical reference, were vassals of the powerful New York Yankees, and thus able to pressure Batavia into renaming, though they had a weak case.

  91. @Emil Nikola Richard
    @GLT

    There is a software that does this on the fly.

    As I recall the first big user was Rush Limbaugh and the business case was more time-space to implant advertisements although many current youtubers do it to conserve viewers' attention and don't insert any ads.

    See for example this guy who is cutting focking edge and every inter-sentence blank spot gets erased and all intra-sentence spacing is perfectly preserved.

    https://www.youtube.com/c/ESOTERICAchannel

    It's software doing that and the text analysis needed was impossible before Rush Limbaugh's sponsors' research funding paid off.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Muggles, @Dube

    Thanks for the info about software leaving no spaces between sentences at the beginnings and ends of segments. I’d already criticized Paul Joseph Watson for it, elsewhere here. I should have guessed that it’s a program, and not his doing, since I am supposed to know a little about audio editing. Therefore I would look at the drop-down menu for an adjustment that opens some space for representation of the natural breath tempo.

    Where are the programmers reading this tonight, who could be selling it tomorrow? But I would expect an adjustment tool already in place.

    Or would I? Breath tempos vary, so an algorithm might not yet exist. And certainly PJW and others can add spaces themselves in the editing process, but it costs some attention to match the natural breath to comfortable effect. Yet the crude unattended alternative is to0 excruciating.

    Better than to generate this noise of my own would be to ask, what program is being used, and t0 inspect it.

  92. @J.Ross
    Gavin Newsom reminds you that they have snakes in Florida. Snakes! There are no snakes in California, the Californian government guarantees it.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @AnotherDad, @Hypnotoad666, @Prester John, @Alden

    Newsome, or at least his wife and kids live in Marin County. It’s full of rattlesnakes, especially in the canyons.

  93. @MEH 0910
    https://www.tmz.com/2022/09/12/pnb-rock-shot-roscoes-chicken-waffles/

    https://imagez.tmz.com/image/6c/4by3/2022/09/12/6cf207505bba46c09e948bcce5b51c0b_md.jpg

    We don't yet have any info on the shooter, but we know PnB was there dining with his girlfriend, Steph, who posted a photo of their meal.
     
    https://www.tmz.com/2022/09/12/rapper-pnb-rock-dead-dies-shot-shooting-roscoes/

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PnB_Rock
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roscoe%27s_House_of_Chicken_%27N_Waffles

    Replies: @AnotherDad, @Jenner Ickham Errican, @petit bourgeois, @obwandiyag

    That’s not the way you make chicken and waffles. How phony. FYI, you stew the chicken.

  94. @Anonymous
    L.A. millenial professional in the entertainment industry explains why Southern California is a wretched, self-perpetuating hellhole, so she’s moving to Arizona…

    https://youtu.be/585IlY0hsQs

    Replies: @GLT, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Herbert R. Tarlek, Jr., @obwandiyag

    It sounds like there is a hole connecting her nasal cavities and her mouth.

  95. @GLT
    @Anonymous

    How can you stand that editing style, with gaps between sentences clipped

    Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard, @obwandiyag

    I like it because videos are tedious to watch, I much prefer text, and so I’m all for anything that speeds videos up so you can get through the damn things and get on with your life.

  96. anonymous[116] • Disclaimer says:
    @Achmed E. Newman
    @anonymous


    Stop using so much water. You moved to the desert. Asshole.
     
    Shades of Sam Kinison? Or, is it just that you know Californians?

    Replies: @anonymous

    I’ve lived in the mid-west all my life and know no Californians. I visited the south-west years ago and was horrified by it’s aridity. Grass in summertime shouldn’t be brown and crunch under your feet. Rivers should be at least three feet deep. My opinion of California was that it’s a giant fire-trap and it is.

    Did Sam really want those people to move to where the food was? Most Important Graph and all that.

  97. @Curle
    @Brutusale

    “Brit who came to us after three years in Seattle . . . He’s already gotten into it with a few neighbors about people parking curbside at “his” sidewalks.”

    Don’t tell Seattle people it’s not.

    Replies: @Brutusale

    If any “Seattle people” want to get into it with the folks around here, they’re more than welcome. Boston is changing, but not enough that something like CHOP could exist here. Heads would have been busted, and not by the cops.

    This particular guy has calmed down a lot. Having half of your new neighbors telling you to GFY during your first encounter with them will do that.

    OT-We’ve got some new merry pranksters running around here. This from the other day:

    https://imgs.search.brave.com/P8iDA84HOG38rrGF3gJDN3fnK_z3FQU8hyPojUkT-Yo/rs:fit:611:761:1/g:ce/aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cu/bmV3aWRlYWJsb2cu/Y29tL3dwLWNvbnRl/bnQvdXBsb2Fkcy8y/MDIyLzA5L05TQy1i/YW5uZXItNjMxZmRi/YTgzNDdiZC5qcGc

  98. @The Anti-Gnostic
    @Brutusale

    If I were living in a place that’s already lost about $100K of value since I bought it four months ago...

    How is this happening in Boston?

    Replies: @Brutusale

    The lousiness of the schools. I know a half dozen people over the past 25 years that were more than happy to stay here, but sold and moved to places with higher real estate prices but better schools. As I said to friends 10 years ago, when the critical mass of buyers converts from white yuppies to the NE Asians and Subcons, their shitty school system is going to cost them. Viewings of the local properties are way down, and Asian buyers have disappeared. Taking a chance may be OK with your $600K loan at 2%, but not at 6%.

    The two most important issues for the schools here over the past three years have been the cancellation of Halloween costumes in the schools and the high school mascot.

    Here’s a little tidbit from the Zillow listing on a house near me:

    Home value
    Zestimate

    $1,405,700

    Zestimate range

    $1.31M – $1.50M
    Last 30-day change

    – $52,967 (-3.6 %)
    Zestimate per sqft

    Down $53K in 30 days.

    Boston IS changing. The violence in the city is more visible, and elected officials there aren’t philosophically inclined to do much about it. Not much changed at all from Kevin White to Tom Menino to Marty Walsh, but the New Democrat, as embodied by Mayor Wu, is an entirely different breed of cat. The conversion of the Democratic party from old-school Irish hacks to the fags & hags we have now was much more sudden than the rest of the country. As soon as they take over the police and fire departments, the last bastions of old ways, Boston will be NYC Lite.

    • Agree: AceDeuce
    • Replies: @The Anti-Gnostic
    @Brutusale

    Thanks for the info. Boston is an iconic city and I'm sorry to see it going the way of all the other Eastern seaboard cities.

    I have a friend out West who's literally "Old Portland." Had to move his business out of downtown.

    Replies: @Brutusale

  99. @petit bourgeois
    I don't understand the obsession with the Dodgers. They're a criminal enterprise like the Raiders. Every gangbanger in LA is either wearing a Dodgers hat or a Raiders hat. Just look at the 7-11 surveillance videos.

    Does the crowd mean we are exporting criminals now?

    Replies: @clifford brown, @Muggles, @Russ

    Every gangbanger in LA is either wearing a Dodgers hat or a Raiders hat.

    You mean the billionaire Missouri yokel who moved his football team there is getting no traction in that market? Such a shame.

  100. @Buzz Mohawk
    @Steve Sailer

    Before Colorado got a team, Boulder had a bar that showed all the Cubs games on the TVs.

    Replies: @Russ

    Before Colorado got a team, Boulder had a bar that showed all the Cubs games on the TVs.

    The WGN and TBS of early cable TV were invaluable for building national followings for the Cubs and Braves, respectively. I wonder if the Cubs had a farm club in Colorado …

  101. @Muggles
    @bomag


    I like a friend’s observation:

    “Phoenix and Tucson: monuments to conspicuous consumption.”
     
    So how are these fairly small places any different or worse than say, LA or Las Vegas?

    LA is a cancer like growth, but barely able to water itself.

    So what about those multi million dollar tiny apartments in Manhattan? Is there some good reason why (rich/middle class even) New Yorkers are obsessed with their local real estate and neighborhoods? And sneer (publicly and always) at the "bridge and tunnel people" or anyone who doesn't live in craphole NYC?

    Yes, desert cities which can't get more water will stop growing. LA has nearly run out but thanks to communist/green governments. won't use the oceans full of water next door to add water. Or have nuke power to do the desalinization It's so complicated, only Greta Thunberg can explain it. But she's now sitting in some dark Stockholm apartment hoping daylight returns someday and it gets warmer.

    It's always east to ridicule places you've never visited or lived in. All in all, AZ isn't a bad place to live so long as the A/C runs. Anyone living in California and pays those insane real estate prices has no standing to laugh at others for "conspicuous consumption."

    But by all means, Californians should stay put. Their political stupidity might be contagious.

    Replies: @SaneClownPosse

    I’ve thought about the issue of LA County basically stealing water from upstate California to serve the LA area.

    The desalination plants would have to be built near the coast, and that would negatively impact the views of wealthy LA County land owners.

  102. @Brutusale
    @The Anti-Gnostic

    The lousiness of the schools. I know a half dozen people over the past 25 years that were more than happy to stay here, but sold and moved to places with higher real estate prices but better schools. As I said to friends 10 years ago, when the critical mass of buyers converts from white yuppies to the NE Asians and Subcons, their shitty school system is going to cost them. Viewings of the local properties are way down, and Asian buyers have disappeared. Taking a chance may be OK with your $600K loan at 2%, but not at 6%.

    The two most important issues for the schools here over the past three years have been the cancellation of Halloween costumes in the schools and the high school mascot.

    Here's a little tidbit from the Zillow listing on a house near me:

    Home value
    Zestimate

    $1,405,700

    Zestimate range

    $1.31M - $1.50M
    Last 30-day change

    - $52,967 (-3.6 %)
    Zestimate per sqft

    Down $53K in 30 days.

    Boston IS changing. The violence in the city is more visible, and elected officials there aren't philosophically inclined to do much about it. Not much changed at all from Kevin White to Tom Menino to Marty Walsh, but the New Democrat, as embodied by Mayor Wu, is an entirely different breed of cat. The conversion of the Democratic party from old-school Irish hacks to the fags & hags we have now was much more sudden than the rest of the country. As soon as they take over the police and fire departments, the last bastions of old ways, Boston will be NYC Lite.

    Replies: @The Anti-Gnostic

    Thanks for the info. Boston is an iconic city and I’m sorry to see it going the way of all the other Eastern seaboard cities.

    I have a friend out West who’s literally “Old Portland.” Had to move his business out of downtown.

    • Replies: @Brutusale
    @The Anti-Gnostic

    Boston may be the most parochial city in the country. People tend not to move away, indeed a lot of my neighbors are 2nd and 3rd generations living in the ancestral home. That's changing. People will pay the exorbitant taxes when they see some benefit, but people just aren't seeing it anymore.

  103. @Barnard
    With the Dodgers, it seems possible a lot of people who grew up in Arizona before the Diamondbacks existed defaulted to being Dodger fans as they were the closest team. The Dallas Cowboys have a significant following throughout the Southwest, including Phoenix because Tex Schramm, the original owner worked hard to get their games on local radio and then TV through west Texas, New Mexico and Arizona. Even after the Cardinals moved to Arizona, a large percentage of locals kept their allegiance to the Cowboys. The Cardinals usually being terrible had to play a role also. When the Cowboys play at Phoenix, it sounds like a home game for them. I don't know if the Dodgers did anything similar with media, but it would make sense if they did. There are probably a fair number of fans in the area who have fled L.A. too.

    Replies: @JR Ewing, @FPD72

    Don’t underestimate the impact of Vin Scully. Growing up in New Mexico I went to bed every night in the summer listening to Vin on a “clear wave” station. When we moved to the LA area just before my senior year in high school I was already a Dodger fan and went to as many games as I could afford (in the fourth deck). I got to see the games against the Giants, Pirates, and Phillies in which Drysdale set the then consecutive scoreless innings record.

    The complete game shutout of the Pirates was on the night than Bobby Kennedy was shot at the Ambassador Hotel.

  104. @The Anti-Gnostic
    @Brutusale

    Thanks for the info. Boston is an iconic city and I'm sorry to see it going the way of all the other Eastern seaboard cities.

    I have a friend out West who's literally "Old Portland." Had to move his business out of downtown.

    Replies: @Brutusale

    Boston may be the most parochial city in the country. People tend not to move away, indeed a lot of my neighbors are 2nd and 3rd generations living in the ancestral home. That’s changing. People will pay the exorbitant taxes when they see some benefit, but people just aren’t seeing it anymore.

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