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The ongoing media meltdown of the last 48 hours is due to Trump winning the second debate. If he’d lost again like he did the first debate, there’d be much scoffing and dirty tricks, but you wouldn’t quite be seeing the naked id of the press coming out if the election hadn’t unexpectedly tightened again on Sunday evening.

Ironically, Yglesias, the number two man at Vox, was during the Obama administration in 2011 the victim of an angry two-man mob of blacks beating him with impunity in an anti-white racist hate crime while he walked home a mile north of the U.S. Capitol.

 
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  1. You’re pretty punchy this morning Steve. Good show.

  2. Media is definitely melting down. It might be just because they are all exchangeable puppets repeating the same talking points; or they could be worried “scorched earth” Trump might actually win. Either way, it is a great show.

  3. If I were a psychotherapist in a big blue city, I would clear my schedule out from Election Day to roughly Mid-March, and start working late nights, in order to accommodate all the Lefties who will need their hands held and eyes dabbed and shoulders rubbed when President Trump gets elected.

    And charge double.

  4. Does Trump giving these bozos heart attacks on November 8 count as murder with impunity?

    Actually, I think what’s happening is that the afterglow of “Trump meltdown! It’s all over!” has worn off and they realize the kulaks aren’t going anywhere whatever the outcome.

  5. due to Trump winning the second debate

    Your glasses must be tinted deep crimson, Mr. Sailer. To me, Trump came off as a peevish clown. And what was all that wandering about on the stage and shadowing Hillary about? Creepy!

    • Replies: @guest
    @Numinous

    "And what was all that wandering about on the stage and shadowing Hillary about? Creepy!"

    I was going to say these things are subjective, though based on the left's reaction to the debate I'd say Trump definitely won. But there are different uses for debates. Trump was playing to his base, and a little bit to Bernie supporters. Hillary was playing more middle of the road--plus of course to her bread and butter: women and blacks--and that may be more effective ultimately, I don't know.

    Nevermind, after reading the quoted segment of your post. You either watched it with a high fever, or you're talking out the other side of your face. Trump paced a lot, like a caged lion. That's not at all creepy.

    As for shadowing Hillary, please. This was a town hall. The candidates addressed audience members. The one shot I keep seeing feminist idiots freaking out over was when Clinton walked in front of Trump's podium. What was he supposed to do? Walk over to her podium until she was finished? Sit down Indian!style on the floor so as not to loom?

    , @donut
    @Numinous

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jB2zoidUeLU

    , @gzu
    @Numinous

    "Creepy!"

    Your opinion is worthless.

  6. Yglesias was among the most Trump-positive journalists in DC for months and months. He wrote quite a lot of stories about how really dangerous warmongers like Rubio are for the world and the lunatic policies of ¡Jeb. And he was smart about the ongoing redefinition of Republican ideas by Trumpism.

    Yglesias was one of the few that really understood Trump as a move back to the left by Republicans.

    And then in the spring his fellow editors, including angry and unconstrained by facts Trump-hater Ezra, had a nice intervention. Yglesias immediately came out toeing the line.

    It was very educational for anyone expecting decent treatment for patriotic ideas at the hands of the DC press.

    Like many that are forced into conformity by threats and fear, Yglesias sounds a bit unhinged when he tries to push the party line.

  7. “Matthew Yglesias ‏@mattyglesias
    @DouthatNYT @jbouie And I hope you will understand why those of us besieged by 24/7 pro-Holocaust Trumpkin agitprop don’t want to find out.”

    AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    Give that man the $10,000!

  8. Most interesting to me is not anything that pathetic wretch Yglesias says, but what Ross Douthat, who counts as a moderate as I understand it, says in that twitter thread:

    But I respect your concerns and I would undoubtedly feel this more intensely if Catholics were the target…

    What is there to “respect” in what Yglesias said?

  9. My own “most likely awful scenario” concerns involve roundups of Hispanics, imprisonment of Muslims but I see Matt’s point

    This election cycle has proven that white males are violent are hateful. People of Color and allies (like me) have some tough choices to make

    This is why demographic change cannot come fast enough and why I encourage my female relatives and friends to have romantic relations with only Men of Color

    • Troll: celt darnell
    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Tiny Duck

    "My own “most likely awful scenario” concerns involve roundups of Hispanics, imprisonment of Muslims but I see Matt’s point.."

    "This election cycle has proven that white males are violent..."

    -Yeah, those are very rational assumptions based on all those mobs of angry white men attacking innocent Hispanic men and women at Hillary rallies, and mobs of white men and women raising hell and looting, burning down cities .. oh wait.

    "This is why demographic change cannot come fast enough and why I encourage my female relatives and friends to have romantic relations with only Men of Color"

    - I expect just about all of your female relatives (and probably a number of the male ones, too) are already having romantic relations with MoC- you're just trying to rationalize it. I doubt you have too many female friends though... even SJW women tend to be turned off by beta cuck guys bowing down to PC foolishness.

    , @Anon
    @Tiny Duck

    So you tell your female relatives and friends to go wandering alone in vibrant neighbourhoods?

    Well done, MillionDollarDuck.

    , @Charles Erwin Wilson
    @Tiny Duck


    My own “most likely awful scenario” concerns involve roundups of Hispanics, imprisonment of Muslims
     
    That's only if we can't find you.
    , @guest
    @Tiny Duck

    Yes, whites are violent and hateful, because they blast malevolent mind rays at unsuspecting blacks and browns who come Trump rallies looking for a fight or shoot up gay clubs due to ambient homophobia. Also, because blacks are rioting and shutting down cities, often because of the actions of black cops.

    This is what the left calls "blaming the victim." I could see you writing your post after the Dylan Roof shooting, and though it still wouldn't be true at least it'd be comprehensible. I could also see you going the foreign policy route, the U.S. government is the world's biggest terrorist organization, etc. But you didn't. Just what are you talking about? Where is this white violence of which you speak?

    , @Antonymous
    @Tiny Duck

    This theme of biracial children as punishment for white malfeasance is very revealing, Tiny Duck. You expect the issuing children "of color" to betray and perhaps hate their white family. And you expect white women to brainlessly serve as incubators for "demographic change." Good luck with that. You'll attract self-hating liberals and not much else. And treating men "of color" and their seed as punishment -- isn't this deep-seated racism against your "allies"?

  10. Sad little weak man.

  11. Yglesias needs an influx of BLM into his community. Its the only way to prove he isnt a racist super white hispanic.

  12. It would be much more effective to treat Trump as a joke, because many people on the political right agree with that. Treating him as a potential Hitler is so absurd that even people who don’t really like him will defend him in response. Personally I don’t like Trump, but the hyperbole that is regularly employed against him inclines me to vote for him as a middle finger to the political establishment that holds so much of America in total contempt.

    Also of note is Yglesias lumping Jews in with so-called people of color, as if they are all equal members of the victim class in modern America. When considering the economic/cultural habits and outcomes of different parts of our society, there really isn’t any group that has less in common with black and latinos than American Jews.

    • Replies: @reiner Tor
    @Arclight


    there really isn’t any group that has less in common with black and latinos than American Jews
     
    There is one thing in common: overwhelmingly voting for the Democrats.

    Replies: @Heliogabalus, @e, @Patrick Harris, @ATX Hipster, @Anon

    , @Jefferson
    @Arclight

    "It would be much more effective to treat Trump as a joke, because many people on the political right agree with that. Treating him as a potential Hitler is so absurd that even people who don’t really like him will defend him in response."

    Even if some other Republican had won the primary instead of Donald Trump, that candidate would still have been compared to Adolf Hitler by the political Left.

    In 2012 Matt Yglesias compared Mitt Romney to Adolf Hitler.
    https://www.google.com.br/amp/www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2012/07/09/slate-blogger-matthew-yglesias-compares-mitt-romney-to-hitler/amp/

    The political Left throws around the words Adolf Hitler way too loosely just like they do with the words racist and racism.

    There is a joke that in the eyes of the political Left the GOP nominates Adolf Hitler every 4 years to run for president.

    Why doesn't the Left ever use Joseph Stalin and Mao Zedong comparisons to insult the political Right? Is it because the mainstream media lock and step agree with their politics and do not see it as an insult but an honor to be compared those 2 wonderful political leaders? We should all strive to be like Mao and Joseph as they are the gold standard of how Human Beings should behave.

    , @Citizen of a Silly Country
    @Arclight

    They have something in common, indeed, the only thing that matters: Dislike and distrust of whites. (Actually, Hispanics don't seem to care much, but they're more than willing to get free stuff.)

    Of course, Yglesias and his fellow elite Jews are a tad confused about how blacks and Hispanics view them.

    , @okie
    @Arclight

    i dont like Trump much , but the fact that Slate and the Gawker sites have been running the same stories with the same spin as NRO and Red-state about him for the last 8 months is enough to make you believe in a mono-party.
    If someone is actually different, it pulls those who have honest disagreements about policy but share a culture together in opposition. It is proof that the republican leadership and a significant part of their base, 10% or so of the electorate, has absorbed the Dem base culture they have swum in and cant embrace trump even tho he appeals to a decent majority of those who elected them. or who supports them and their business in case of the electorate.

    Mark Steyn just republished something he wrote mid 15, which shows why he is the pundit and i am just a commenter, he said

    "The problem is you can't out-asshole Donald Trump... Personally, I'd like it if Calvin Coolidge were on the ticket, or indeed the Marquess of Salisbury. But they've decided to sit out Campaign 2016, so one must take what one can get. And a citizenry that votes for an asshole is less deluded than one that votes for a messiah ...and, come to that, less damaging to republican virtue than voting for the previous guy's wife "

    I have real problems voting for the asshole, but his competition is just as destructive to the republic's fabric.

    Replies: @Anonym

    , @Jimi
    @Arclight

    Yglesias also brags about living in a diverse neighborhood and how it makes him morally superior to whites who don't live in diverse neighborhoods.

    What he doesn't mention is that he owns an expensive condo rapidly increasing in value because of gentrification. Those blacks are being pushed out while he and his Harvard and media friends are taking over and enjoying financial gains in the process.

    A very cozy and tidy moral and financial arrangement.

  13. No Mattie, Israelis won’t suddenly be running the American gov’t (at least, not from top to bottom) if Trump wins. So minorities will be safe from violent mobs of majority bigots.

  14. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Perhaps the ‘worst’ that could happen under a Trump administration is a general rehabilition of the ‘lewd’ Benny Hill, endless Benny Hill reruns on TV and official Benny Hill festivals.

    Before the Trumped-up comments, ‘lewd’ was only ever a word I heard prefacing Benny Hill, or perhaps Hustler magazine ‘humor’ sections.

    • Replies: @Anonymous Nephew
    @Anonymous

    "Before the Trumped-up comments, ‘lewd’ was only ever a word I heard prefacing Benny Hill, or perhaps Hustler magazine ‘humor’ sections."

    Acts 17:5


    "But the Jews which believed not, moved with envy, took unto them certain lewd fellows of the baser sort, and gathered a company, and set all the city on an uproar, and assaulted the house of Jason, and sought to bring them out to the people. "
     
    (Whoever mentioned the WSJ and Murdoch, the Japanese-owned Financial Times is just as bad. Their staff are tweeting snarky stuff about Trump all day.)

    Replies: @reiner Tor

  15. When liberals complain that “the election has gone on too long” and that “they can’t wait for this to be over”, rest assured their favored candidate endured a debate thumping.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @DCThrowback

    The Right wants the election to be over because they're tired of hearing lies about their candidate.

    The Left wants the election to be over because they're tired of hearing the truth about their candidate.

    , @JAGiven
    @DCThrowback

    The Mainstream now tells us that "people decided" and "polls show" that Trump lost the first debate. But the day after the debate, polls showed that Trump won the debate.

    Doesn't this mean that we don't Really know yet who won the second debate? One predicts that in a week or so, a new poll will show that "the American people" have decided that Trump lost the second debate also.

    It requires the passing of time to explain to people what conclusions they came to-

    Replies: @JAGiven

  16. Jewish paranoia is truly an amazing thing to behold.

    • Replies: @Bleuteaux
    @bigduke6

    Calling it paranoia really doesn't do it justice. It's pure loathing disguised by virtue signalling.

    Replies: @lavoisier

  17. Personally I don’t like Trump, but the hyperbole that is regularly employed against him inclines me to vote for him as a middle finger to the political establishment that holds so much of America in total contempt.

    Exactly. Complaining about Trump’s limitations is like complaining that the C-4 you are using to blow a hole in the wall has been dyed pink, and you don’t like pink. The point-missing priority scramble is just awe-inspiring. It’s irrelevant whether
    Trump is a buffoon or a genius.

    • Replies: @AnotherDad
    @Bill


    Exactly. Complaining about Trump’s limitations is like complaining that the C-4 you are using to blow a hole in the wall has been dyed pink, and you don’t like pink. The point-missing priority scramble is just awe-inspiring. It’s irrelevant whether Trump is a buffoon or a genius.
     
    It's absolutely not irrelevant that Trump is a buffoon and not a genius. He doesn't even have to be a genius, if he was just capable of stating his nationalist positions coherently in a debate format and forcing this election to be about the national question he'd be 5 points ahead and headed to the White House.

    However, i love your analogy and in terms of support by nationalists it's spot on.

    I'm taking my C4 Orange this year even though i don't particularly like orange. Make America Great Again!
  18. I imagine myself as one of the children of Donald or Hillary having to sit there and listen as their low-life character and their crimes are openly discussed. What a drag.

    However, on the other hand, America is there exceptional nation and that can be proven by just looking at our two exceptional candidates.

  19. @Arclight
    It would be much more effective to treat Trump as a joke, because many people on the political right agree with that. Treating him as a potential Hitler is so absurd that even people who don't really like him will defend him in response. Personally I don't like Trump, but the hyperbole that is regularly employed against him inclines me to vote for him as a middle finger to the political establishment that holds so much of America in total contempt.

    Also of note is Yglesias lumping Jews in with so-called people of color, as if they are all equal members of the victim class in modern America. When considering the economic/cultural habits and outcomes of different parts of our society, there really isn't any group that has less in common with black and latinos than American Jews.

    Replies: @reiner Tor, @Jefferson, @Citizen of a Silly Country, @okie, @Jimi

    there really isn’t any group that has less in common with black and latinos than American Jews

    There is one thing in common: overwhelmingly voting for the Democrats.

    • Replies: @Heliogabalus
    @reiner Tor

    Not tipping?

    , @e
    @reiner Tor

    there really isn’t any group that has less in common with black and latinos than American Jews

    Ummm, well, true...except that one group that controls another group hates to ever lose that control.

    The Trump question, "What have you got to lose?" is a question one group doesn't want the other group to consider.

    , @Patrick Harris
    @reiner Tor

    Live like Episcopalians, vote like Puerto Ricans.

    Come to think of it, that joke was funnier when the Episcopal Church was still a viable institution.

    , @ATX Hipster
    @reiner Tor

    Historically true, but how strong is the KKKrazy Glue?

    Prominent Jews are frantically trying to undo decades of Becoming White (as Matthew Weiner would say) because they see which way the wind is blowing. The question they need to ask themselves is: would your typical 'activist' burning down Charlotte be able to tell the difference? Would he even care?

    Replies: @reiner Tor, @Jim, @Just another guy with an opinion

    , @Anon
    @reiner Tor

    Back in 2000, a friend of the Hebraic faith and I were discussing the recent selection of Joe Lieberman to the Dem ticket. I said, "I can't imagine black leaders are all that happy about the Dems picking a Jewish politician when they could have selected a Black one". He got angry and insisted that the blacks and Jews are very tight and the selection of a Jewish politician would be a win for blacks as well given their common shared struggle.

  20. Steve: re, Mattie’s experience with mob violence from black bigots: liberals always project.

    Personally I don’t like Trump, but the hyperbole that is regularly employed against him inclines me to vote for him as a middle finger to the political establishment that holds so much of America in total contempt.

    Trump is not the world’s most endearing person. But given what he’s done this election, I give him a pass on his foibles and personal shortcomings.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Svigor


    Trump is not the world’s most endearing person. But given what he’s done this election, I give him a pass on his foibles and personal shortcomings.
     
    I must be one the few conservatives who loves his character, his comments, his adolescent boy maturity. Dudes a national gem and I love him! I've never donated to a political before, but I did for this billionaire neophyte!

    Replies: @Flip

  21. there really isn’t any group that has less in common with black and latinos than American Jews

    Jews have a lot in common with blacks. Politically, they’re practically Siamese twins. Lots of parallels in their basic sociopolitical identities. I can expand at length, if you like.

    • Replies: @PatrickH
    @Svigor

    They both lack something.

  22. Jim Pinkerton has an interesting take on all of this. I would not put him in the pro-Trump camp, but he is an anti-Progressive.

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/10/11/the-october-surprises-donald-trump-and-mike-pence-remind-us-that-this-is-a-change-election/

    Anyone alive back then has noticed the parallels to the political realignment that went on in the 70’s, culminating in the Reagan landslide. The difference is the establishment today is more ruthless and has a tighter grip on levers of power. In 1980 they were not throwing college boys in jail for having an authorized penis on campus. That and Reagan was a better politician and had a better understanding of his opponent.

    Even so, the ground is shifting. For a couple of decades we have been a 1.3 party system. The Liberal Democrats plus two-thirds of the GOP versus the rest. The number of people without a party representing their interests has reached a critical mass.

    • Replies: @guest
    @The Z Blog

    The Reagan Revolution was real, but it was superficial. That is, it was on the purely political level. Republican ideology was realigned, but American governance was basically unchanged. I don't think Trump will change much either, but he represents a more fundamental challenge. Trump anticipates the right's shift to anti-globalism (in trade and foreign policy) and identity politics.

    This is what scares the left. That has been their domain alone for a long, long time. And they had to fight for it, literally. If the movement Trump anticipates is to pass, it will require violence. Because the left always projects, and always, always is ahead of the right tactically, it takes the potential for the right to go full brownshirt as a foregone conclusion. Or pretends to, for rhetorical effect.

  23. I don’t think he lost the first debate. However in the second the gloves came off.

    BTW Fox may become more pro-Trump after this:

    http://dailycaller.com/2016/10/11/clinton-allies-make-fun-of-rupert-murdoch-for-being-a-devout-catholic/

  24. Has it actually tightened? Trump sure does have a way of making people overreact, like the GOPe did on Friday.

  25. As opposed to Obama’s America where mobs/gangs of black people attack other black people.

  26. The irony, of course, is that Jews are more likely to start getting beat up if Hilary wins and invites a lot more Muslims into the US.

  27. What amazes me is that Republicans are going to throw away the chance to vote for a real man, a human being who can stand alone and still stay the course. It will be a privilege to vote for Donald Trump, and I just hope that there will be enough voters who feel the same way.

    My wife and I drove out into the country (from our liberal college town) over the weekend. There are a few Hillary signs in town, but not very many. Once out in the countryside, I saw nothing but Trump/Pence signs.

    We’ll see.

  28. @reiner Tor
    @Arclight


    there really isn’t any group that has less in common with black and latinos than American Jews
     
    There is one thing in common: overwhelmingly voting for the Democrats.

    Replies: @Heliogabalus, @e, @Patrick Harris, @ATX Hipster, @Anon

    Not tipping?

  29. One thing is certain. During the Obama administration, an angry mob of two beat Yglesias. And I don’t think they were wearing MAGA hats, either.

  30. (1) Why is he equating Jews and “people of color”? No sane person can deny that Jews aren’t just white, they’re super white. And I personally like and admire them, but the trans-racial fantasizing is NOT healthy and needs to be mocked out of them.

    (2) It’s borderline sexual. That’s the only way of putting it. They seem aroused – even in a non sexual sense, that’s what it is – at the idea of big, mean (gentile) whites going around beating them and the righteous bruthas/black bodies up.

    It adds drama to their lives, if nothing else, and on some level they have to know it’s not true so they can enjoy the frisson rather than worrying about actual bodily harm like, say, getting walloped for daring to walk down the streets in DC. Is it displacement? He’s trying to distract from his real life humiliation by pretending he’s part of some bigger violence that he can attach meaning to?

    (3) Talking to someone outside the bubble might help, buddy.

    (4) Seriously, just who precisely does he think will be attacking Jews? He’s not actively low IQ, so what precisely is going on here?

    • Replies: @Antonymous
    @Jesse

    "(4) Seriously, just who precisely does he think will be attacking Jews? He’s not actively low IQ, so what precisely is going on here?"

    Projection, unfortunately. It's what he'd like to do (or have done) to Trump supporters.

  31. Even Matthew Yglesias is talking like this?

    He must have been very drunk.

    Hilarious.

  32. Mr. Sailer, hope you don’t mind my plagiarizing that quote at the end of your post, but I just had to tweet it to that twit.

  33. PS: what Yglesias, et al are really afraid of is the loss of their jobs.

    • Replies: @guest
    @Nico

    That's what motivates anti-Trump Republicans and conservative hacks, but you'd think a guy like Yglesias would welcome Trump with open arms, like stand-up comedians must be. Trump is good press. He will in the very least do interesting things. Plus, you won't have to hold your tongue as the MSM has with Obama.

    Replies: @Nico

  34. @Arclight
    It would be much more effective to treat Trump as a joke, because many people on the political right agree with that. Treating him as a potential Hitler is so absurd that even people who don't really like him will defend him in response. Personally I don't like Trump, but the hyperbole that is regularly employed against him inclines me to vote for him as a middle finger to the political establishment that holds so much of America in total contempt.

    Also of note is Yglesias lumping Jews in with so-called people of color, as if they are all equal members of the victim class in modern America. When considering the economic/cultural habits and outcomes of different parts of our society, there really isn't any group that has less in common with black and latinos than American Jews.

    Replies: @reiner Tor, @Jefferson, @Citizen of a Silly Country, @okie, @Jimi

    “It would be much more effective to treat Trump as a joke, because many people on the political right agree with that. Treating him as a potential Hitler is so absurd that even people who don’t really like him will defend him in response.”

    Even if some other Republican had won the primary instead of Donald Trump, that candidate would still have been compared to Adolf Hitler by the political Left.

    In 2012 Matt Yglesias compared Mitt Romney to Adolf Hitler.
    https://www.google.com.br/amp/www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2012/07/09/slate-blogger-matthew-yglesias-compares-mitt-romney-to-hitler/amp/

    The political Left throws around the words Adolf Hitler way too loosely just like they do with the words racist and racism.

    There is a joke that in the eyes of the political Left the GOP nominates Adolf Hitler every 4 years to run for president.

    Why doesn’t the Left ever use Joseph Stalin and Mao Zedong comparisons to insult the political Right? Is it because the mainstream media lock and step agree with their politics and do not see it as an insult but an honor to be compared those 2 wonderful political leaders? We should all strive to be like Mao and Joseph as they are the gold standard of how Human Beings should behave.

  35. Yglesias and Klein both utterly talentless even by millennial standards, yet they somehow have enough cache in “journalism” to found their own site? This is #jewishprivilege

    • Replies: @guest
    @Marcus

    There is a shocking amount of spelling and grammatical errors in the Yglesias pieces I've seen. I assume there's enough marketable content within to have made him an internet name. But I can't imagine who reads it regularly.

    At some point you can't even call it writing. More like a rushed college student's first draft of an essay due tomorrow

  36. Yglesias has a good post — probably years ago — on how he made the connection that more exercise doesn’t make you lose weight — you have to stop eating so much. And he lost of lot of weight.

    Rather like how to stop being poor — make more money.

    Of course, exercise is very useful for keeping off weight. I walk about 5 miles a day, and I’m the same weight as I was at 18, and only moderately conscious of my diet. (no soda, try to avoid big servings of pasta).

    I ran into him around 2014, we were acquittances back in the day. He did lose some weight. Recent pictures suggest he may have gained it back.

    Afraid of walking now?

    What connects jews and blacks is overwhelming feelings of being persecuted. As Kissinger said, even paranoids have enemies.

  37. The truth is this: white men are the scourge of the earth

    I know you guys would disagree with that statement but you know who would agree?

    Blacks, Latinos, white women, homosexuals, Jews, Muslims, the transgendered, immigrants, and even some white men

    • Replies: @Louis Renault
    @Tiny Duck


    white men are the scourge of the earth
     
    That's right Mr. Duck. Just following this example:
    John 2:14-16
    , @AnotherDad
    @Tiny Duck


    The truth is this: white men are the scourge of the earth
     
    And the only reasonable humane response is that we should be walled off in separate nations, free of

    Blacks, Latinos, white women, homosexuals, Jews, Muslims, the transgendered, immigrants, and even some white men
     
    only accompanied by white women who actually want to be there with us.
    , @SFG
    @Tiny Duck

    Hablar por sí mismo, coño.

    , @Ace
    @Tiny Duck

    Some sick thinking there, Tiny.

    , @Eric Ruttencutter
    @Tiny Duck

    Immigrants? Why are they so desperate to move here to live with the scourge of the earth? Maybe you need to go to the border to warn them

    Replies: @Dee

    , @Bill
    @Tiny Duck

    How do you make yourself do this? I'm like physically incapable of trolling like you do. I can pretend to be more right wing than I actually am, but pretending to be Tim Wise? How do?

  38. The Shape of Things to Come.

    I predict that the Next Big Thing to go from unthinkable crazytalk to settled dogma will be the decriminalization of black crime. “Decriminalization” of marijuana has usually meant that laws against it stay on the books, but enforcement is drastically curtailed and you get a lot more of it.

    The Eye of Sauron has already fallen upon the schools in St Paul, MN, which are now forced to meet disparate impact standards in suspending students. It’s not a huge leap to see disparate impact standards applied to prison sentences and/or felony convictions.
    Hillary Clinton will appoint a Supreme Court Justice to replace Scalia, giving the Democrats a reliable 5-vote majority. We’re going to see the court take a sharp turn to the BLM left, details below. With gay marriage and trans*, we see how quickly the Overton window can shift when backed by the legal elites.

    Like Wayne Gretzky looking at where the puck is going, I see not only a reliable 5-vote Democratic majority. I also see Kennedy, Breyer and Ginsburg all 78 and older, likely to be replaced. So four justices appointed from 1986-1994 will be replaced by justices who are “woke” to the Current Year. (Not to mention the influence of the Supreme Court Law Clerks, who are fresh out of the elite legal academy.)

    • Replies: @415 reasons
    @Discordiax

    In San Francisco laws against property crime, public drug use and being homeless have all stopped being enforced. The result is hundreds of people who now are essentially urban foragers, sleeping on the streets and harvesting any wealth left visible in people's cars or homes.

    , @Citizen of a Silly Country
    @Discordiax

    Yep, between "compelling government interest" and the interstate commerce clause, the Supreme Court can do just about anything.

    I was born a bit to late to know what America was like. I only see glimpses of it here and there. It seems like it was a great place. Jews I get ("never again" and all that), but I'm not sure why liberal whites wanted to destroy that country.

    Regardless, they succeeded. That country is finished. (Birth demographics have baked that into the pie.) The only question is what comes next. Can a country composed of various races, ethnicities and religions and ruled by a SJW/Jewish cabal really function? Maybe. Brazil and Mexico function, I suppose. Either way, it won't be good for anyone below upper middle class - and even they will feel the heat somewhat.

    Of course, the cost will be worth it if we can help liberal whites feel morally superior and assure Jewish elites that there will never be gas chambers in Ohio.

    , @Jefferson
    @Discordiax

    "Hillary Clinton will appoint a Supreme Court Justice to replace Scalia, giving the Democrats a reliable 5-vote majority. We’re going to see the court take a sharp turn to the BLM left, details below. With gay marriage and trans*, we see how quickly the Overton window can shift when backed by the legal elites."

    I understand how open borders benefits the elites because of cheap domestic help and cheap labor. But how does out of control Negro crime benefit the elites in this country? More money for elites who operate bullet proof car companies and more money for elites who run home security companies? These businesses financially thrive in high crime Latin American nations.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Discordiax, @abner, @Anon, @guest

    , @fnn
    @Discordiax


    It’s not a huge leap to see disparate impact standards applied to prison sentences and/or felony convictions.
     
    They already have that for the aboriginals in Canada. Maybe you're aware of that since you used a hockey metaphor and brought up the name of Wayne Gretzky.

    Replies: @Discordiax

    , @Buffalo Joe
    @Discordiax

    Discordiax, very nicely stated and a heads up to the prospect of a packed Supreme Court. I find the almost immediate usage of black nonsensical idioms, by the mainstream press, to be a good indicator of their continuing acquiescence to all things black. Stay "woke" my friend, stay "woke."

    Replies: @Kylie, @Abe

    , @The Alarmist
    @Discordiax


    "I predict that the Next Big Thing to go from unthinkable crazytalk to settled dogma will be the decriminalization of black crime. "
     
    Given the relatively tame responses to recent rioting, I thought this was already settled law in the good ole New & Improved US of A.
    , @Opinionator
    @Discordiax

    I predict that the Next Big Thing to go from unthinkable crazytalk to settled dogma will be the decriminalization of black crime.

    Plausible. The trend could also come in the form of some kind of criminal amnesty.

    We may also see a devaluation of the concept of formal American citizenship and an expansion of the franchise to any person living in U.S. territory.

    Replies: @Discordiax

    , @Abe
    @Discordiax


    I predict that the Next Big Thing to go from unthinkable crazytalk to settled dogma will be the decriminalization of black crime.
     
    Life imitates Moldbug (blacks the new aristocracy) after about 20,000 words :-)

    Just remember, though, that the pendulum swings both ways, and our main goal should always be to make sure liberal hypocrites eventually feel the bite of their own ideas- which will also help restore balance to the force. Disparate impact-heavy capital punishment (the liberal Golgotha) was once unconstitutional but came roaring back when America seemed on the verge of becoming a mix of DIRTY HARRY and LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT in places where people that actually mattered (NYC, SF, LA) lived.

    , @guest
    @Discordiax

    Speaking of MN, Minneapolis not long ago explicitly stopped enforcing an ordinance against spitting in public because of "disparate impact." Unsurprisingly, virtually every citation was against black male youffs. You "decriminalization" is already here, at least for petty things.

    Replies: @2Mintzin1

    , @SMK
    @Discordiax

    Yes, if "disparate impact standards," justified by the myth of "systemic racism" and the dogma that race "beneath the skin" is an "artificial social construct," is "applied to prison sentences and/or felony convictions," black males in general will have a virtual license to commit violent and other mala in se felonies while large and growing numbers of whites will be sentenced to prison for nonviolent and victimless and mala prohibita crimes, including "hate-speech" such as telling the truth about black violence and criminality and the malignant effects of nonwhite immigration.

    , @Mr. Blank
    @Discordiax


    I predict that the Next Big Thing to go from unthinkable crazytalk to settled dogma will be the decriminalization of black crime.
     
    This is already a thing. Right now we're just waiting for it to be made official. You could see the outlines of it forming during the Trayvon Martin controversy. When it became indisputable that Martin was beating the crap out of George Zimmerman and Zimmerman shot him in self-defense, the Left went and doubled down, and STILL kept trying to excuse it. You could tell that they wanted SO MUCH to just flatly declare that black people have a general right to attack any white person who annoys them, and white (or "white Hispanic") people have a duty to sit there quietly and take it.

    The Left couldn't summon the courage to come right out and make the argument then, but you could tell they wanted to. Now it's only a matter of time. Eventually, Genius T. Coates will write a long essay in The Atlantic explaining that blacks have an actual, non-metaphorical "right" to break "the white man's laws," and that that ensuring they be allowed to do so is a great Civil Rights struggle, and the cat will be out of the bag.

    Replies: @Alec Leamas

  39. Donald Trump polls very strongly with Italians, Germans, and Whites who simply report their ancestry as American.
    https://www.buzzfeed.com/peteraldhous/trump-and-the-white-vote?utm_term=.lnnqx4G6W#.cjm6PXj42

    Crooked Hildabeast fares better with the Irish, Scottish, and English.

  40. @Arclight
    It would be much more effective to treat Trump as a joke, because many people on the political right agree with that. Treating him as a potential Hitler is so absurd that even people who don't really like him will defend him in response. Personally I don't like Trump, but the hyperbole that is regularly employed against him inclines me to vote for him as a middle finger to the political establishment that holds so much of America in total contempt.

    Also of note is Yglesias lumping Jews in with so-called people of color, as if they are all equal members of the victim class in modern America. When considering the economic/cultural habits and outcomes of different parts of our society, there really isn't any group that has less in common with black and latinos than American Jews.

    Replies: @reiner Tor, @Jefferson, @Citizen of a Silly Country, @okie, @Jimi

    They have something in common, indeed, the only thing that matters: Dislike and distrust of whites. (Actually, Hispanics don’t seem to care much, but they’re more than willing to get free stuff.)

    Of course, Yglesias and his fellow elite Jews are a tad confused about how blacks and Hispanics view them.

  41. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Despite his declared Islamo-scepticism, an libidinous alpha-male not-so impotent potentate such as Trump would have, in fact,gone down quite well in the traditional Muslim world. As we all know , the mighty Ottoman Empire was effectively run ‘straight from the seraglio’. The late King Farouk of Egypt not only possessed the world’s biggest pre-internet era porn collection, but was in the habit of seducing, on the spot, as it were any attractive female who passed his gaze.

    Donald Trump, for sure, would have made a great Turkish Sultan.

  42. @Discordiax
    The Shape of Things to Come.

    I predict that the Next Big Thing to go from unthinkable crazytalk to settled dogma will be the decriminalization of black crime. "Decriminalization" of marijuana has usually meant that laws against it stay on the books, but enforcement is drastically curtailed and you get a lot more of it.

    The Eye of Sauron has already fallen upon the schools in St Paul, MN, which are now forced to meet disparate impact standards in suspending students. It's not a huge leap to see disparate impact standards applied to prison sentences and/or felony convictions.
    Hillary Clinton will appoint a Supreme Court Justice to replace Scalia, giving the Democrats a reliable 5-vote majority. We're going to see the court take a sharp turn to the BLM left, details below. With gay marriage and trans*, we see how quickly the Overton window can shift when backed by the legal elites.

    Like Wayne Gretzky looking at where the puck is going, I see not only a reliable 5-vote Democratic majority. I also see Kennedy, Breyer and Ginsburg all 78 and older, likely to be replaced. So four justices appointed from 1986-1994 will be replaced by justices who are "woke" to the Current Year. (Not to mention the influence of the Supreme Court Law Clerks, who are fresh out of the elite legal academy.)

    Replies: @415 reasons, @Citizen of a Silly Country, @Jefferson, @fnn, @Buffalo Joe, @The Alarmist, @Opinionator, @Abe, @guest, @SMK, @Mr. Blank

    In San Francisco laws against property crime, public drug use and being homeless have all stopped being enforced. The result is hundreds of people who now are essentially urban foragers, sleeping on the streets and harvesting any wealth left visible in people’s cars or homes.

  43. @Arclight
    It would be much more effective to treat Trump as a joke, because many people on the political right agree with that. Treating him as a potential Hitler is so absurd that even people who don't really like him will defend him in response. Personally I don't like Trump, but the hyperbole that is regularly employed against him inclines me to vote for him as a middle finger to the political establishment that holds so much of America in total contempt.

    Also of note is Yglesias lumping Jews in with so-called people of color, as if they are all equal members of the victim class in modern America. When considering the economic/cultural habits and outcomes of different parts of our society, there really isn't any group that has less in common with black and latinos than American Jews.

    Replies: @reiner Tor, @Jefferson, @Citizen of a Silly Country, @okie, @Jimi

    i dont like Trump much , but the fact that Slate and the Gawker sites have been running the same stories with the same spin as NRO and Red-state about him for the last 8 months is enough to make you believe in a mono-party.
    If someone is actually different, it pulls those who have honest disagreements about policy but share a culture together in opposition. It is proof that the republican leadership and a significant part of their base, 10% or so of the electorate, has absorbed the Dem base culture they have swum in and cant embrace trump even tho he appeals to a decent majority of those who elected them. or who supports them and their business in case of the electorate.

    Mark Steyn just republished something he wrote mid 15, which shows why he is the pundit and i am just a commenter, he said

    “The problem is you can’t out-asshole Donald Trump… Personally, I’d like it if Calvin Coolidge were on the ticket, or indeed the Marquess of Salisbury. But they’ve decided to sit out Campaign 2016, so one must take what one can get. And a citizenry that votes for an asshole is less deluded than one that votes for a messiah …and, come to that, less damaging to republican virtue than voting for the previous guy’s wife ”

    I have real problems voting for the asshole, but his competition is just as destructive to the republic’s fabric.

    • Replies: @Anonym
    @okie

    Trump may be an asshole, but he's our asshole.

    That being said, as a third world rightist dictator (the types who are usually referred to by the above) he comes up very short. The US is not going to look like the set of 1982's Missing, after a Trump victory.

    Replies: @Hunsdon

  44. Why now though? Trump is in free fall in the polls. Are they afraid that the second debate is going to suddenly right his ship?

  45. @Arclight
    It would be much more effective to treat Trump as a joke, because many people on the political right agree with that. Treating him as a potential Hitler is so absurd that even people who don't really like him will defend him in response. Personally I don't like Trump, but the hyperbole that is regularly employed against him inclines me to vote for him as a middle finger to the political establishment that holds so much of America in total contempt.

    Also of note is Yglesias lumping Jews in with so-called people of color, as if they are all equal members of the victim class in modern America. When considering the economic/cultural habits and outcomes of different parts of our society, there really isn't any group that has less in common with black and latinos than American Jews.

    Replies: @reiner Tor, @Jefferson, @Citizen of a Silly Country, @okie, @Jimi

    Yglesias also brags about living in a diverse neighborhood and how it makes him morally superior to whites who don’t live in diverse neighborhoods.

    What he doesn’t mention is that he owns an expensive condo rapidly increasing in value because of gentrification. Those blacks are being pushed out while he and his Harvard and media friends are taking over and enjoying financial gains in the process.

    A very cozy and tidy moral and financial arrangement.

  46. @Discordiax
    The Shape of Things to Come.

    I predict that the Next Big Thing to go from unthinkable crazytalk to settled dogma will be the decriminalization of black crime. "Decriminalization" of marijuana has usually meant that laws against it stay on the books, but enforcement is drastically curtailed and you get a lot more of it.

    The Eye of Sauron has already fallen upon the schools in St Paul, MN, which are now forced to meet disparate impact standards in suspending students. It's not a huge leap to see disparate impact standards applied to prison sentences and/or felony convictions.
    Hillary Clinton will appoint a Supreme Court Justice to replace Scalia, giving the Democrats a reliable 5-vote majority. We're going to see the court take a sharp turn to the BLM left, details below. With gay marriage and trans*, we see how quickly the Overton window can shift when backed by the legal elites.

    Like Wayne Gretzky looking at where the puck is going, I see not only a reliable 5-vote Democratic majority. I also see Kennedy, Breyer and Ginsburg all 78 and older, likely to be replaced. So four justices appointed from 1986-1994 will be replaced by justices who are "woke" to the Current Year. (Not to mention the influence of the Supreme Court Law Clerks, who are fresh out of the elite legal academy.)

    Replies: @415 reasons, @Citizen of a Silly Country, @Jefferson, @fnn, @Buffalo Joe, @The Alarmist, @Opinionator, @Abe, @guest, @SMK, @Mr. Blank

    Yep, between “compelling government interest” and the interstate commerce clause, the Supreme Court can do just about anything.

    I was born a bit to late to know what America was like. I only see glimpses of it here and there. It seems like it was a great place. Jews I get (“never again” and all that), but I’m not sure why liberal whites wanted to destroy that country.

    Regardless, they succeeded. That country is finished. (Birth demographics have baked that into the pie.) The only question is what comes next. Can a country composed of various races, ethnicities and religions and ruled by a SJW/Jewish cabal really function? Maybe. Brazil and Mexico function, I suppose. Either way, it won’t be good for anyone below upper middle class – and even they will feel the heat somewhat.

    Of course, the cost will be worth it if we can help liberal whites feel morally superior and assure Jewish elites that there will never be gas chambers in Ohio.

  47. @Discordiax
    The Shape of Things to Come.

    I predict that the Next Big Thing to go from unthinkable crazytalk to settled dogma will be the decriminalization of black crime. "Decriminalization" of marijuana has usually meant that laws against it stay on the books, but enforcement is drastically curtailed and you get a lot more of it.

    The Eye of Sauron has already fallen upon the schools in St Paul, MN, which are now forced to meet disparate impact standards in suspending students. It's not a huge leap to see disparate impact standards applied to prison sentences and/or felony convictions.
    Hillary Clinton will appoint a Supreme Court Justice to replace Scalia, giving the Democrats a reliable 5-vote majority. We're going to see the court take a sharp turn to the BLM left, details below. With gay marriage and trans*, we see how quickly the Overton window can shift when backed by the legal elites.

    Like Wayne Gretzky looking at where the puck is going, I see not only a reliable 5-vote Democratic majority. I also see Kennedy, Breyer and Ginsburg all 78 and older, likely to be replaced. So four justices appointed from 1986-1994 will be replaced by justices who are "woke" to the Current Year. (Not to mention the influence of the Supreme Court Law Clerks, who are fresh out of the elite legal academy.)

    Replies: @415 reasons, @Citizen of a Silly Country, @Jefferson, @fnn, @Buffalo Joe, @The Alarmist, @Opinionator, @Abe, @guest, @SMK, @Mr. Blank

    “Hillary Clinton will appoint a Supreme Court Justice to replace Scalia, giving the Democrats a reliable 5-vote majority. We’re going to see the court take a sharp turn to the BLM left, details below. With gay marriage and trans*, we see how quickly the Overton window can shift when backed by the legal elites.”

    I understand how open borders benefits the elites because of cheap domestic help and cheap labor. But how does out of control Negro crime benefit the elites in this country? More money for elites who operate bullet proof car companies and more money for elites who run home security companies? These businesses financially thrive in high crime Latin American nations.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Jefferson

    The Obama Admin hasn't dared go against the NYPD.

    , @Discordiax
    @Jefferson

    Who benefits from black crime? You're assuming that policy is created to serve certain outcomes that serve certain groups.

    That is the wrong perspective. Who benefits from forcing normal people to share their public bathrooms with mentally ill members of the opposite sex? The policy outcome is not the point, the process is the point. The point is to acquire status by hurling accusations of racism, and defend one's status by forestalling accusations of racism; and creating and performing ever more elaborate spectacles of denunciation of Haven Monahan and his various privileges. (Partial exception for the black criminals who will take up the cry, in the interest of being free from police interference and prison, etc. But their voices are incidental--nobody cares what they say or think.)

    The reality that decriminalization of black crime will cause a massive increase in black crime and in black and white crime victims is beside the point. Assuming that the "woke" want black crime is as wrong as assuming that Apple wants to create poisonous toxic waste dumps when they put out a new iphone.

    Replies: @Stephen R. Diamond

    , @abner
    @Jefferson

    The idea is to gentrify them out of city limits into the mass of peons before re-enacting the '60s efflorescence of crime. This is one of those areas where the operational cynics were out-of-step with the true believers and may still be (e.g. the left may pull the crime trigger again before low-end blacks are ethnically cleansed from all important cities). The quiet acquiescence of the left to "tough on crime" stuff that came from them having to deal with general Taxi Driver urban decay and lawlessness in the '60s and '70s won't happen with the carnage safely offstage outside of urban areas.

    There is also the Soros angle that wants to abolish state and municipal police in favor of an overweening federal police, which is the ultimate goal of payouts to BLM etc.

    , @Anon
    @Jefferson

    The black crime is a side effect. What liberals want are blacks who are reliable members of the gimmedat crowd. Liberals want a dependent people who will vote Democratic because Democrats keep offering them free stuff. If blacks had jobs and paid taxes, they'd be throwing a fit about having to put up with a government that takes away their money via taxes, and they'd become Republicans in a flash.

    The black crime comes from having nothing to do and no money, combined with the mentality that everyone owes you everything, so of course it's right to steal from everybody.

    , @guest
    @Jefferson

    Think of feral blacks as shock troops. They're there when they need them, physically. They're also an ever-present justification for everything under the sun. They call it the Gap. The Gap will never be closed, and in the meantime we must do whatever is necessary to close it. It's like a blank check.

    Whatever damage they cause, and the bill is massive, can't possibly outweigh the benefit.

  48. Honestly, I don’t see much change even under a Trump administration. The man is mostly a moderate liberal, just with a male mentality. He says things that appeal to nationalism, but probably doesn’t know anything about nationalist ideology. It’s going to take more than Trump. He would need a team of nationalistic advisors, telling him to how to transform society and culture in a way that will shift the political climate towards right wing dominance in the future.

    What people like Yglesias should fear is not being beaten up by angry mobs, but having their livelihoods negated through systemic nationalist purges across academia, media, and business. Then they would have to drop the professional whiner bit, and find actual jobs that benefit society.

    • Agree: Wade
    • Replies: @Former Darfur
    @Jason Liu


    What people like Yglesias should fear is not being beaten up by angry mobs, but having their livelihoods negated through systemic nationalist purges across academia, media, and business. Then they would have to drop the professional whiner bit, and find actual jobs that benefit society.
     
    Pitchforks! Pitchforks!
  49. Anonymous [AKA "Tuba McLoud"] says:
    @DCThrowback
    When liberals complain that "the election has gone on too long" and that "they can't wait for this to be over", rest assured their favored candidate endured a debate thumping.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @JAGiven

    The Right wants the election to be over because they’re tired of hearing lies about their candidate.

    The Left wants the election to be over because they’re tired of hearing the truth about their candidate.

    • Agree: Coemgen
  50. We can only fantasize that a “fact checker” ever might evaluate Hillary Clinton’s debate remark that Donald Trump has caused an increase in school bullying.

    No journalist ever will challenge that remark. We never will know how many Pinnochios that remark deserves.

  51. Yglesias is a genuine interesting/odd guy. I read him when he first got started-right after he graduated from Harvard (with a background in philosophy-whether major, or minor, I don’t know). This was before he had any important position, and before he was mugged. Reading him then, you could see that he was trying to be a thinker for the Left: his plans were to blog and write philosophical, or intellectual, defenses of Liberalism.

    It was very interesting to see, in real time, the crumbling of that dream. One could read his blog, that I could see his attempts at philosophically-based argument being shot down (or at least legitimately questioned), for the first time. Givens at Harvard weren’t so given in the outside world. You could see his liberal boilerplate (presented with a Harvard philosphical veneer) encountering contrary arguments for the first time, and his inability to counter, or even respond to it. His blog literally was a window into his mind, and you could watch that mind, full of Liberal idealism, encounter resistance, attempt to respond, and then give up and shift to Liberal activism. You see in real time his intellectual idealism collapse, and his intellectual dishonesty grow. That young, intelligent guy encountered uncomfortable truths, and rather than rethink his premises, he gave up his quest for truth.

    This preposterous tweet would have been impossible for a 23 year old Yglesias. But its the logical outcome of distinct choices that 25 year old Yglesias made.

    joeyjoejoe

    • Replies: @27 year old
    @joeyjoejoe

    stop humanizing him

    , @Bill
    @joeyjoejoe

    There was, long ago, this fantastic blog called Left2Right. The blog was run by a bunch of reasonably accomplished leftoid legal and humanist academics. The stated purpose of the blog was to provide a venue for leftists to explain to rightists that leftism was correct.

    Just admire the mindset. Can you imagine thinking that public discourse in the US does not feature enough lecturing by leftoids to rightoids? Can you imagine anyone thinking that?

    Anyway, the blog traced a similar path to the one you describe for Yglesias's. For whatever crazy reason, they had a comment section which they (mostly) only moderated for vulgarity and direct personal attacks. As a result, they did badly in the whole arguing with righty thing, often in devastating fashion. So, then the blog deteriorated into a place for lefty academics mindlessly to echo liberal Democratic talking points. Then, it died.

    Replies: @vinteuil, @Neil Templeton

  52. Has Matt Yglesias ever traveled beyond the Beltway and NYC? Ever gone west…at all?

  53. @Discordiax
    The Shape of Things to Come.

    I predict that the Next Big Thing to go from unthinkable crazytalk to settled dogma will be the decriminalization of black crime. "Decriminalization" of marijuana has usually meant that laws against it stay on the books, but enforcement is drastically curtailed and you get a lot more of it.

    The Eye of Sauron has already fallen upon the schools in St Paul, MN, which are now forced to meet disparate impact standards in suspending students. It's not a huge leap to see disparate impact standards applied to prison sentences and/or felony convictions.
    Hillary Clinton will appoint a Supreme Court Justice to replace Scalia, giving the Democrats a reliable 5-vote majority. We're going to see the court take a sharp turn to the BLM left, details below. With gay marriage and trans*, we see how quickly the Overton window can shift when backed by the legal elites.

    Like Wayne Gretzky looking at where the puck is going, I see not only a reliable 5-vote Democratic majority. I also see Kennedy, Breyer and Ginsburg all 78 and older, likely to be replaced. So four justices appointed from 1986-1994 will be replaced by justices who are "woke" to the Current Year. (Not to mention the influence of the Supreme Court Law Clerks, who are fresh out of the elite legal academy.)

    Replies: @415 reasons, @Citizen of a Silly Country, @Jefferson, @fnn, @Buffalo Joe, @The Alarmist, @Opinionator, @Abe, @guest, @SMK, @Mr. Blank

    It’s not a huge leap to see disparate impact standards applied to prison sentences and/or felony convictions.

    They already have that for the aboriginals in Canada. Maybe you’re aware of that since you used a hockey metaphor and brought up the name of Wayne Gretzky.

    • Replies: @Discordiax
    @fnn

    No, that's something Sailer said talking about his prediction of World War T as the successor to World War G.

    Actually, after googling, it seems that it was Steve Jobs who said it a lot. I think I have shuffled elements of different memories together inaccurately.

  54. @reiner Tor
    @Arclight


    there really isn’t any group that has less in common with black and latinos than American Jews
     
    There is one thing in common: overwhelmingly voting for the Democrats.

    Replies: @Heliogabalus, @e, @Patrick Harris, @ATX Hipster, @Anon

    there really isn’t any group that has less in common with black and latinos than American Jews

    Ummm, well, true…except that one group that controls another group hates to ever lose that control.

    The Trump question, “What have you got to lose?” is a question one group doesn’t want the other group to consider.

  55. Does Ygglesias look particularly Jewy? Is it possible he got beat up for being Jewish instead of for being white? If so, then mobs are already beating up Jews with impunity. Ygglesias’ personal mob just anticipated a Trump presidency.

  56. I think a great many of the D tribe are crazy and delusional like Yglesias. For example, I’ve noticed some neutral sites with a lot of posts by Clinton trolls who are really on board for war with Russia. Is the DNC pushing this line?

  57. @Discordiax
    The Shape of Things to Come.

    I predict that the Next Big Thing to go from unthinkable crazytalk to settled dogma will be the decriminalization of black crime. "Decriminalization" of marijuana has usually meant that laws against it stay on the books, but enforcement is drastically curtailed and you get a lot more of it.

    The Eye of Sauron has already fallen upon the schools in St Paul, MN, which are now forced to meet disparate impact standards in suspending students. It's not a huge leap to see disparate impact standards applied to prison sentences and/or felony convictions.
    Hillary Clinton will appoint a Supreme Court Justice to replace Scalia, giving the Democrats a reliable 5-vote majority. We're going to see the court take a sharp turn to the BLM left, details below. With gay marriage and trans*, we see how quickly the Overton window can shift when backed by the legal elites.

    Like Wayne Gretzky looking at where the puck is going, I see not only a reliable 5-vote Democratic majority. I also see Kennedy, Breyer and Ginsburg all 78 and older, likely to be replaced. So four justices appointed from 1986-1994 will be replaced by justices who are "woke" to the Current Year. (Not to mention the influence of the Supreme Court Law Clerks, who are fresh out of the elite legal academy.)

    Replies: @415 reasons, @Citizen of a Silly Country, @Jefferson, @fnn, @Buffalo Joe, @The Alarmist, @Opinionator, @Abe, @guest, @SMK, @Mr. Blank

    Discordiax, very nicely stated and a heads up to the prospect of a packed Supreme Court. I find the almost immediate usage of black nonsensical idioms, by the mainstream press, to be a good indicator of their continuing acquiescence to all things black. Stay “woke” my friend, stay “woke.”

    • Replies: @Kylie
    @Buffalo Joe

    Agreed.

    Haven't seen many of your comments lately. Glad you're still here.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    , @Abe
    @Buffalo Joe


    I find the almost immediate usage of black nonsensical idioms, by the mainstream press, to be a good indicator of their continuing acquiescence to all things black. Stay “woke” my friend, stay “woke.”
     
    I always felt the world was ripe for the ovens once Al Gore declared his intent to "get jiggy with it".

    And there was of course that Adams Circle Sarah Connors in an article from about a year ago about SWPL's, DC crime, and "at-risk marauders" toughly (and, from what I can tell, unironically) standing-up for her luxury condo "peeps".

  58. Anonymous [AKA "wolfpack"] says:

    any generic Republican would have defeated Hillary.

    • Replies: @Hunsdon
    @Anonymous

    So what? What have the generic Republicans ever done for us?

    , @dr kill
    @Anonymous

    Certainly you are joking.

    , @Flip
    @Anonymous

    I think Romney would be struggling. He would be unwilling to fight back against the Marxist press like Trump does.

    , @Neil Templeton
    @Anonymous

    Really? Trump got, say, 40% of the R electorate. So 60% of R's not Trump. R's and lean R's have maybe 50-55% of national electorate. 60% of 55% is 33% of national. So how many of those Trump supporters would vote for the candidate who had promised in the Republican primary to undermine and carpet bomb their moral priorities?

    , @Seamus Padraig
    @Anonymous


    any generic Republican would have defeated Hillary.
     
    And would have been not much different from Hellary: open borders, shoveling more money at Wall Street, more war in the ME, etc. Who needs that?

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    , @Charles Erwin Wilson
    @Anonymous


    any generic Republican would have defeated Hillary.
     
    Did you send that in from Mars? No generic Republican could defeated Hillary. Hillary is undead, and only Van Helsing or Trump has a chance against her.

    If HRC could be defeated Romney would have defeated Obama, and so would have McCain.

    The ringers are in place, the big-money players have been bought off and the American people will be reduced to serfdom. Unless we say no.

    I say no.

    What do you say?
  59. @Buffalo Joe
    @Discordiax

    Discordiax, very nicely stated and a heads up to the prospect of a packed Supreme Court. I find the almost immediate usage of black nonsensical idioms, by the mainstream press, to be a good indicator of their continuing acquiescence to all things black. Stay "woke" my friend, stay "woke."

    Replies: @Kylie, @Abe

    Agreed.

    Haven’t seen many of your comments lately. Glad you’re still here.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @Kylie

    Kylie, Thank you. So much to read lately, and assimilate. Strange times.

  60. A disgusting blood libel. Yglesias should be fired for it.

  61. Since Yglesias seems to be that peculiar mix, the Mestizo-Jew, maybe he does think that all Jews are non-white. Certainly, Mr Sailer has written several articles over the years how various Jews have used such claims for their own purposes.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Verymuchalive

    "the Mestizo-Jew"

    More Conquistador-American

    His Cuban-American grandfather was the film critic for The Daily Worker and later a Merck executive.

    Replies: @SFG

  62. @Discordiax
    The Shape of Things to Come.

    I predict that the Next Big Thing to go from unthinkable crazytalk to settled dogma will be the decriminalization of black crime. "Decriminalization" of marijuana has usually meant that laws against it stay on the books, but enforcement is drastically curtailed and you get a lot more of it.

    The Eye of Sauron has already fallen upon the schools in St Paul, MN, which are now forced to meet disparate impact standards in suspending students. It's not a huge leap to see disparate impact standards applied to prison sentences and/or felony convictions.
    Hillary Clinton will appoint a Supreme Court Justice to replace Scalia, giving the Democrats a reliable 5-vote majority. We're going to see the court take a sharp turn to the BLM left, details below. With gay marriage and trans*, we see how quickly the Overton window can shift when backed by the legal elites.

    Like Wayne Gretzky looking at where the puck is going, I see not only a reliable 5-vote Democratic majority. I also see Kennedy, Breyer and Ginsburg all 78 and older, likely to be replaced. So four justices appointed from 1986-1994 will be replaced by justices who are "woke" to the Current Year. (Not to mention the influence of the Supreme Court Law Clerks, who are fresh out of the elite legal academy.)

    Replies: @415 reasons, @Citizen of a Silly Country, @Jefferson, @fnn, @Buffalo Joe, @The Alarmist, @Opinionator, @Abe, @guest, @SMK, @Mr. Blank

    “I predict that the Next Big Thing to go from unthinkable crazytalk to settled dogma will be the decriminalization of black crime. “

    Given the relatively tame responses to recent rioting, I thought this was already settled law in the good ole New & Improved US of A.

  63. What’s Yglesias’s track record for predictions? I suspect he is in the Jeffrey Goldberg class.

  64. @reiner Tor
    @Arclight


    there really isn’t any group that has less in common with black and latinos than American Jews
     
    There is one thing in common: overwhelmingly voting for the Democrats.

    Replies: @Heliogabalus, @e, @Patrick Harris, @ATX Hipster, @Anon

    Live like Episcopalians, vote like Puerto Ricans.

    Come to think of it, that joke was funnier when the Episcopal Church was still a viable institution.

  65. Mathew’s polar bear hunting mishap and consequential refusal to be mugged by reality,
    are now, as a side effect, taking their toll as a hallucinations of some kind of Kristallnacht waiting to happen under the Trump’s presidency.

    And since this abominable pug-face is a poster boy for the invade/invite code of conduct, a cliche of poetic justice prevails every time over the empathy .

  66. Steve, I was wondering when you’d post this. I’ve been following this and laughing so hard – I wonder if alt-right Twitter should arrange an intervention for the legion of paranoid Jewish media people who *very seriously* believe they’re under encroaching violence threat from white Christian America. Because, I mean, are you serious?!?! This guy got polar-bear-hunted by vibrant inner-city youth, for Christ’s (no pun intended) sake! It’s absolutely amazing to witness…but as you’ve said, if the nightmarish family stories of grandpa Rosenbaum getting blackballed from the country club back in the Thirties is an ongoing and preoccupying fantasy, then I guess any outbreaks of Youthful Vibrance by the cousins of Lil Wayne can thus be excused or minimized in favor of a fantasy narrative – Tim Tebows with pitchforks…

    Oh, and enjoy Kurt Eichenwald’s meltdown

    • Replies: @3stan
    @Marie

    Hooold up! Lil Wayne's on record denouncing Al Sharprton explicitly, BLM implicitly, and is, in general, a highly intelligent MAN. Don't drag him inta dis.

    , @AnotherDad
    @Marie


    It’s absolutely amazing to witness…but as you’ve said, if the nightmarish family stories of grandpa Rosenbaum getting blackballed from the country club back in the Thirties is an ongoing and preoccupying fantasy, ...
     
    I'd bet Trump's never been invited to join the Century Country Club despite his billions.

    Jews preferring to hang around other Jews--beautiful ethnic solidarity.

    WASPs preferring to hang around other WASPs--vile anti-Semitism!

    Replies: @Harry Baldwin

  67. http://www.fox26houston.com/news/139328898-story

    Angry mob beats person of color with impunity.

    • Replies: @Mike Sylwester
    @Anonymous

    The boy who got hit is named Sanchez, and he looks Hispanic.

    And Trump has not even been elected yet.

  68. This violent demagoguery has one purpose: It justifies President Trump’s murder should he win the election. I and many others have been saying it for months: A vote for Trump is a vote for President Pence. If and when President Trump is murdered, the media will celebrate it, they will say he deserved it because Hitler.

    Bank.

  69. It’s always 1939, isn’t it? Always. It’s “Groundhog Day” via “Schindler’s List.”

    • Replies: @Opinionator
    @Mr. Blank

    "It's always 1933" may capture the sentiment, too.

    , @anonymous
    @Mr. Blank

    Not 1939, but 1933.

    In 1939, Neville Chamberlin's "guarantee" to protect Poland from the German designs on the city of Danzig was fully revealed as a fraud.

    Chamberlin never intended that the British army would have to fight Germany over Danzig (a city containing 100,000 Germans who, post-WWI, thanks to the stupidity of Wilson, Clemenceau and David Lloyd George in their determination to create a "Polish Corridor", now belonged to Poland).

    Neville Chamberlin hand-wrote his famous guarantee to Poland in the spring of 1939 after being egged on by the back-benchers, including Churchill, to do something, anything, after Hitler had annexed the rest of Czechoslovakia (a country which no longer exists because all the diverse peoples in it hated each other!)

    Chamberlin had thought that there was no way, no way that that the USSR and Stalin would ever permit Nazi Germany to invade Poland. Chamberlin believed that it would the Russian boys who would do all the fighting and dying to "protect" Poland.

    Chamberlin and the rest of the world were completely stunned by the Nazi-Soviet Pact on August 23, 1939. It finally dawned on Chamberlin (that idiot!) that it would be the British who would have to fight and die. Of course, the British could do nothing, absolutely nothing in 1939 for Poland. (The Poles were idiots for believing that the British could save them from the Germans. Had the Poles negotiated with Hitler over Danzig, WWII in Europe would not have started in September of 1939. And maybe, just maybe, it wouldn't have started at all. We'll never know.)

    Anyway, for the SJW's, 1933, not 1939, is the key year.

    , @guest
    @Mr. Blank

    At least when the People of Color overwhelm us they'll treat Jews like garden-variety white people, and the tribes will be hoisted on their own petard. The future will be a garbage dump, but at least it won't be 1939 anymore.

    , @Bill
    @Mr. Blank

    No, sometimes it's Munich in 1938.

  70. This is really sad to me. It’s a good example of what happens when you lose voices of disconfirmation around you.

    When Matthew Yglesias was writing his Moneybox column, it was one of the best things on the internet- a must read. Yglesias was imo the smartest, most eloquent, reasonable, and data driven progressive voice around. Certainly it’s always a sign of worthy intelligence when someone can be critical of those who share one’s ideological intuitions. But Yglesias was also a compelling advocate for progressivism who talked me talked me out of a good bit of my libertarian dogma (for which I’m very thankful) and for flat out explaining shit I knew nothing about (eg, why returning the gold standard is senseless).

    Of course, he’s still very smart. But since joining Vox, his writing shows every sign of his becoming insulated in a bubble of like minded folk. You start to get away with saying fairly outrageous things because- even though your fellow travelers would know upon reflection that it’s outrageous- no one has the incentive to check you on it. If I offered to bet Yglesias on his assertion (presuming Trump had a decent shot of actually winning), he’d walk it back immediately or make me lay him odds. But nobody at the Vox office would put that wager to him. It feels much better to slap each other on the back than to say “Weelll, I wouldn’t go quite THAT far.” Eventually the things you let yourself get away with thinking harden into actually beliefs.

    It’s really easy to criticize Trump as a very terrible candidate on progressive (or libertarian or conservative) grounds. That Yglesias needs to base his argument in very unrealistic assumptions shows how far his analytic ability has slipped.

    • Replies: @jimbo
    @Josh Wexler

    I've been reading him since it was just him on his own blog. Back then, his commentors were a lively and insightful bunch (almost up to Steve's standards), and he even engaged with them. I've watched as he moved to ThinkProgress (where he completely stopped interacting, even though he still had good commentors) to Slate (where the commentor quality went way down, basically to a lot of leftists trying to out-snark each other) to Vox, it which the model is: "We talk, you listen: here's why that matters." The quality of both his writing and thinking went down each time.

    Replies: @Charles Erwin Wilson

    , @Jim Don Bob
    @Josh Wexler

    Vox is for people who think Ezra Klein ("The issue with the Constitution is that the text is confusing because it was written more than a hundred years ago . . .") is an intellectual.

  71. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    ” Teen Beauty Queens Say Trump Walked In On Them Changing

    “Don’t worry, ladies, I’ve seen it all before.” ”

    https://www.buzzfeed.com/kendalltaggart/teen-beauty-queens-say-trump-walked-in-on-them-changing

    Four women who competed in the 1997 Miss Teen USA beauty pageant said Donald Trump walked into the dressing room while contestants — some as young as 15 — were changing.

    “I remember putting on my dress really quick because I was like, ‘Oh my god, there’s a man in here,’” said Mariah Billado, the former Miss Vermont Teen USA.

    Trump, she recalled, said something like, “Don’t worry, ladies, I’ve seen it all before.”

    Three other women, who asked to remain anonymous for fear of getting engulfed in a media firestorm, also remembered Trump entering the dressing room while girls were changing. Two of them said the girls rushed to cover their bodies, with one calling it “shocking” and “creepy.” The third said she was clothed and introduced herself to Trump.

    “I’ll tell you the funniest is that I’ll go backstage before a show and everyone’s getting dressed,” Trump told Howard Stern in recordings released Saturday by CNN. “No men are anywhere, and I’m allowed to go in, because I’m the owner of the pageant and therefore I’m inspecting it. … ‘Is everyone OK?’ You know, they’re standing there with no clothes. ‘Is everybody OK?’ And you see these incredible looking women, and so I sort of get away with things like that.”

    Until now it was never alleged that this behavior extended to the teen pageant, in which contestants can be as old as 19 or as young as 14.

    • Replies: @Pat Hannagan
    @Anonymous

    Yet women journos getting access to men's locker rooms was a great advancement in human civilisation: This Is Why Female Sportswriters Can Go in Men’s Locker Rooms

    Why the NFL’s first female coach will make the locker room better

    Trump was just making Beauty Queen dressing rooms better. Hey, all toilets are now a gender-free zone, Trump was way ahead of the social-curve. I can't see what the problem is, unless wymins no longer support gender-neutral bathrooms?

    , @AnotherDad
    @Anonymous


    “I remember putting on my dress really quick because I was like, ‘Oh my god, there’s a man in here,’”
     
    She's confused and biased. That was Denise Trump in the dressing room. Denise was just feeling very "girly" right then. This girl needs to get over her transphobia. That's not who we are.

    Replies: @SFG

  72. The ongoing media meltdown of the last 48 hours is due to Trump winning the second debate.

    I think the other major factor is WikiLeaks and its, well, drip, drip, drip.

    It must be pretty unnerving to wonder what kind of corruption the next now daily batch is going to expose, not only in your Heroine, but even in your own “journalistic” organization, maybe even in your own self.

    What’s it going to be today? you wonder. What’s going to be our excuse? Will we be able to deep six anything embarrassing? If it’s news, how do we stop reporting the news? How do we pretend that not reporting the news is just a case of refusing to engage in “false equivalence”?

    • Replies: @Mr. Blank
    @candid_observer

    Interesting thought experiment: Would you rather be Hillary Clinton's campaign manager worrying about what might show up in future WikiLeaks email dumps, or Donald Trump's campaign manager worrying about what might show up in future videotape excerpts?

    Trump's guy has an advantage in that he probably has very clear expectations of what any damaging revelations might consist of, so he's probably had lots of time to think of how to respond. Heck, he's probably got press releases pre-written for certain scenarios. There isn't some hidden side to Trump that nobody's ever seen before, waiting to be revealed. Future revelations will likely just serve to illustrate what people thought all along.

    Hillary's guy probably has no clue where the next shoe will drop, or what it might reveal. On the other hand, he knows it will probably come in the form of a written document, instead of a tape, so it will seem less immediate and visceral. And it will probably be phrased with enough bureaucratic obfuscation that it can be spun as something innocuous.

    Replies: @Jus' Sayin'..., @Bugg, @BenKenobi, @Lurker, @dc.sunsets, @guest, @Patrick in SC

    , @Anonymous
    @candid_observer

    I think they've already got the method down, just call the leaks "fake." Media will report the contents either way, but for Cruella's supporters, if she says it's forged that's good enough for them. That applies even to the lukewarm ones. Her negligence got an ambassador killed, at this point what difference would any of the further chapters of dirty laundry make? It has been insufficiently studied that this woman with obscene power and richer than Croesus, the overdog par excellence, has successfully convinced her cadres that she's the embattled paladin against the amorphous evil blob of Mr. Charley/My Dad/My Pig Boss. It works because she convinced herself...

    , @Barnard
    @candid_observer

    I don't know what it would take to actually damage Hillary's campaign. We have confirmation the nomination process was so heavily tilted in her favor it was almost impossible for her to lose. Today we learned that John Podesta has been setting up organizations to undermine the influence of the Catholic Church. Has there been a Catholic Democrat today who says "I won't vote for her?"

    None of it seems to matter to the voters. This is what happens after decades of conditioning that nothing could be worse in politics than being a white man who is perceived as mean or racist.

  73. I can bet that Matthew’s epiphany about his blood cell count happened way after he glided his mediocre, pure-vanilla ass through the Harvard admission proces while checking Lateeeno-Ashkenazi double whammy -bracket on the application.

    This thick wonderbread con squeeze of salsa and slice of pastrami, had usurped a spot that could have otherwise gone to some genuine Venezuelan little match girl, a gifted Somali ‘fugie, or maybe just another Nubian wunderkind:

    “…When I (M. Yglesias ) filled out my 2010 census form I was, like many Americans with Spanish surnames, a bit puzzled. Prompted to ask if I am “of Hispanic, Latino or Spanish origin” I said that I was. But it seems like a bit of a fraud..Back in the real world, though, I’m just another white dude.My three other grandparents are all of Eastern European Jewish extraction…..”

    =======================================================

    Mr. Yglesias, being a real world graduate from an Ivy League school, is probably intuitively familiar with some of these hate-facts & figures:

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CujV1w3W8AE7Evv.jpg

  74. @Discordiax
    The Shape of Things to Come.

    I predict that the Next Big Thing to go from unthinkable crazytalk to settled dogma will be the decriminalization of black crime. "Decriminalization" of marijuana has usually meant that laws against it stay on the books, but enforcement is drastically curtailed and you get a lot more of it.

    The Eye of Sauron has already fallen upon the schools in St Paul, MN, which are now forced to meet disparate impact standards in suspending students. It's not a huge leap to see disparate impact standards applied to prison sentences and/or felony convictions.
    Hillary Clinton will appoint a Supreme Court Justice to replace Scalia, giving the Democrats a reliable 5-vote majority. We're going to see the court take a sharp turn to the BLM left, details below. With gay marriage and trans*, we see how quickly the Overton window can shift when backed by the legal elites.

    Like Wayne Gretzky looking at where the puck is going, I see not only a reliable 5-vote Democratic majority. I also see Kennedy, Breyer and Ginsburg all 78 and older, likely to be replaced. So four justices appointed from 1986-1994 will be replaced by justices who are "woke" to the Current Year. (Not to mention the influence of the Supreme Court Law Clerks, who are fresh out of the elite legal academy.)

    Replies: @415 reasons, @Citizen of a Silly Country, @Jefferson, @fnn, @Buffalo Joe, @The Alarmist, @Opinionator, @Abe, @guest, @SMK, @Mr. Blank

    I predict that the Next Big Thing to go from unthinkable crazytalk to settled dogma will be the decriminalization of black crime.

    Plausible. The trend could also come in the form of some kind of criminal amnesty.

    We may also see a devaluation of the concept of formal American citizenship and an expansion of the franchise to any person living in U.S. territory.

    • Replies: @Discordiax
    @Opinionator

    Well, I think decriminalization of crime is a bigger affront to "common sense" than extending the franchise to noncitizen residents. (A Hillary Administration will sign an amnesty, with or without Congress, that will convert the illegal population into legal residents of one sort or another.)

  75. The meltdown is just beginning…the wikileaks wave is confirming every suspicion & worst case scenario fear the Right has had about the US media for 40 yrs. The curtain is now drawn aside revealing a sinister, fully corrupt, decadent media elite. I used to wonder what it would have been like to live behind the Iron Curtain in the 70s. At least from a media culture perspective, I don’t wonder any longer. In its effort to bury the wikileaks revelations, yahoo/att news is leading with a celeb story…. ‘How Miley Cyrus realized she was pansexual’. Just Pravda with a People mag makeover.

  76. @Mr. Blank
    It's always 1939, isn't it? Always. It's "Groundhog Day" via "Schindler's List."

    Replies: @Opinionator, @anonymous, @guest, @Bill

    “It’s always 1933” may capture the sentiment, too.

  77. It’s not just Jews who have this anti-Trump hysteria. I have Hispanic and black friends who insist that a Trump victory will lead to pogroms against all immigrants and minorities.

  78. Typical liberal hysterics when they’re losing. I saw the same thing thing when Florida and several other states were going to pass their concealed carry permit laws. The Left predicted massive wave of murders because CCW would force criminals to kill everyone on sight and citizens would be going Barney Fife on people.

    Still what’s happening to Trump is quite extraordinary in that the entire MSM apparatus has turned on him along with the GOP establishment. He’s literally fighting not only the Left but entire political and media classes in the U.S.

    It’s made more Big Brotherish in how the MSM and the political class is covering up Hillary’s Parkingson’s disease.

  79. That statement by Yglesias is nuttier than a fruitcake. It makes me wonder if he is suffering some kind of early-onset dementia from that beating he took.

  80. Is there anybody in the establishment media who will question CNBC/Comcast/(((Brian Roberts))) on the journalism ethics of John Harwood?

    • Replies: @e
    @Stan

    Some Fox people have contacted him and "he hasn't returned our calls or answered our emails."

  81. Another big thing is that fear of wikileaks is certainly making these people switch heavily to live phone calls, which must significantly increase distress and cut down on the efficiency of their conspiracies.

    • Replies: @Bill
    @abner

    How hackable do you think all those conference call services are, GoToMeeting and all that crap? Cell phone transmissions? Everything is mediated by computers.

  82. @candid_observer

    The ongoing media meltdown of the last 48 hours is due to Trump winning the second debate.
     
    I think the other major factor is WikiLeaks and its, well, drip, drip, drip.

    It must be pretty unnerving to wonder what kind of corruption the next now daily batch is going to expose, not only in your Heroine, but even in your own "journalistic" organization, maybe even in your own self.

    What's it going to be today? you wonder. What's going to be our excuse? Will we be able to deep six anything embarrassing? If it's news, how do we stop reporting the news? How do we pretend that not reporting the news is just a case of refusing to engage in "false equivalence"?

    Replies: @Mr. Blank, @Anonymous, @Barnard

    Interesting thought experiment: Would you rather be Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager worrying about what might show up in future WikiLeaks email dumps, or Donald Trump’s campaign manager worrying about what might show up in future videotape excerpts?

    Trump’s guy has an advantage in that he probably has very clear expectations of what any damaging revelations might consist of, so he’s probably had lots of time to think of how to respond. Heck, he’s probably got press releases pre-written for certain scenarios. There isn’t some hidden side to Trump that nobody’s ever seen before, waiting to be revealed. Future revelations will likely just serve to illustrate what people thought all along.

    Hillary’s guy probably has no clue where the next shoe will drop, or what it might reveal. On the other hand, he knows it will probably come in the form of a written document, instead of a tape, so it will seem less immediate and visceral. And it will probably be phrased with enough bureaucratic obfuscation that it can be spun as something innocuous.

    • Replies: @Jus' Sayin'...
    @Mr. Blank

    Clinton's team has the advantage that the MSM will try desperately to bury and obfuscate any real dirt on her. Trump's team has the disadvantage that the MSM will broadcast any dirt on Trump they are given, no matter the source and no matter how absurd; and the sleazier the better.

    , @Bugg
    @Mr. Blank

    Difference between Bannon and Podesta is the later knows the damaging stuff will be on paper rather than video or audio, unless Wikileaks has a tape of Ol'Bill having too much fun on Epstein's Air Pedo. Looks like during her Goldman/Wall Street speeches they must have seized people's phones before Herself took to the podium.In 2016, a document, even one with a nasty RAYCESS name for Arabs apparently, doesn't have nearly the impact of a video.

    Major downside to Trump is he is incapable of thoughtful introspection. Had occasion to see him interviewed by Bill O'Reilly last night, and even with a very sympathetic interviewer he would not stop stepping all over him. He's throwing you slow pitch underhanded softballs; take yes for an answer.

    , @BenKenobi
    @Mr. Blank

    Like another commenter here said a few weeks back: "I don't care if Trump shows up drunk with his dick hanging out of his pants I'm still gonna vote for him."

    The only revelation I see sinking Trump is if the whole Epstein thing turns out to be true.

    , @Lurker
    @Mr. Blank


    On the other hand, he knows it will probably come in the form of a written document, instead of a tape, so it will seem less immediate and visceral. And it will probably be phrased with enough bureaucratic obfuscation that it can be spun as something innocuous.
     
    That and the fact that any lurid revelations will be ignored by the MSM.
    , @dc.sunsets
    @Mr. Blank

    Given the hacking scandals, I question how comfortable any of these clowns are in sending more "private" communications.

    Frankly, I'd find it hilarious if they had to start being paranoid that what they wrote would turn up on the next data dump.

    Scandals, rot and gangrene that come out during busts were instigated during the prior boom. We're in a boom, one of unprecedented size and scope. The scandals, criminal conspiracies and such are clearly on the same scale.

    When the credit bubble finally bursts for good, I imagine it will be a seemingly endless stream of revelations about Clinton, Obama, Bush, and other "elite" establishmentarians and the murders, the thefts, the lies, the pederasty, the child-sex-trafficking, you name it....it will read like an encyclopedia of demonology when all this eventually oozes out and the public is in mind to pay attention to it.

    , @guest
    @Mr. Blank

    You'd think Hillary could warn him, but maybe they don't want to disturb her cryosleep.

    I'd still rather be Clinton's guy, because they can rely on the MSM to report it halfheartedly at best.

    , @Patrick in SC
    @Mr. Blank


    And it will probably be phrased with enough bureaucratic obfuscation that it can be spun as something innocuous.
     
    And most importantly, it won't get covered at all in the mainstream media. Maybe one blurb halfway down the front page, but that's it. And at this point, it all runs together: "Hillary... blah, blah, blah, emails... blah, blah,blah... wikileaks." No "bombshells" which "threaten to derail her campaign." No "shocking new revelations." They just don't seem to use any adjectives at all when covering this woman's campaign. Come to think of it, they don't even cover her campaign. At all. They just pump out anti-Trump propaganda day after day after day.
  83. My, the way these people talk about a “Trump administration” makes me believe they DON’T have ironclad faith in the polls! What gives?

  84. They’re coming for San Fran!

    • Replies: @Opinionator
    @IHTG

    Finally.

    , @Joe Schmoe
    @IHTG


    They’re coming for San Fran!
     
    sic 'em!
  85. anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Mr. Blank
    It's always 1939, isn't it? Always. It's "Groundhog Day" via "Schindler's List."

    Replies: @Opinionator, @anonymous, @guest, @Bill

    Not 1939, but 1933.

    In 1939, Neville Chamberlin’s “guarantee” to protect Poland from the German designs on the city of Danzig was fully revealed as a fraud.

    Chamberlin never intended that the British army would have to fight Germany over Danzig (a city containing 100,000 Germans who, post-WWI, thanks to the stupidity of Wilson, Clemenceau and David Lloyd George in their determination to create a “Polish Corridor”, now belonged to Poland).

    Neville Chamberlin hand-wrote his famous guarantee to Poland in the spring of 1939 after being egged on by the back-benchers, including Churchill, to do something, anything, after Hitler had annexed the rest of Czechoslovakia (a country which no longer exists because all the diverse peoples in it hated each other!)

    Chamberlin had thought that there was no way, no way that that the USSR and Stalin would ever permit Nazi Germany to invade Poland. Chamberlin believed that it would the Russian boys who would do all the fighting and dying to “protect” Poland.

    Chamberlin and the rest of the world were completely stunned by the Nazi-Soviet Pact on August 23, 1939. It finally dawned on Chamberlin (that idiot!) that it would be the British who would have to fight and die. Of course, the British could do nothing, absolutely nothing in 1939 for Poland. (The Poles were idiots for believing that the British could save them from the Germans. Had the Poles negotiated with Hitler over Danzig, WWII in Europe would not have started in September of 1939. And maybe, just maybe, it wouldn’t have started at all. We’ll never know.)

    Anyway, for the SJW’s, 1933, not 1939, is the key year.

  86. @reiner Tor
    @Arclight


    there really isn’t any group that has less in common with black and latinos than American Jews
     
    There is one thing in common: overwhelmingly voting for the Democrats.

    Replies: @Heliogabalus, @e, @Patrick Harris, @ATX Hipster, @Anon

    Historically true, but how strong is the KKKrazy Glue?

    Prominent Jews are frantically trying to undo decades of Becoming White (as Matthew Weiner would say) because they see which way the wind is blowing. The question they need to ask themselves is: would your typical ‘activist’ burning down Charlotte be able to tell the difference? Would he even care?

    • Replies: @reiner Tor
    @ATX Hipster

    That's a rational consideration, but I'm merely reporting the facts, not creating them. I'd also advise the Jews to stop the multicultural project, indeed, I'd have advised them against starting it even.

    As I just wrote a couple days ago on the Debate thread, if Jews were more freely criticized, it might at least have the advantage for them that they could reflect on that and understand why others might dislike them. It's a useful thing, because humans are (to an extent) malleable and also flexible strategizers, who are capable of changing behavior to a remarkable extent. Therefore, probably, Jews would also be capable of changing their behavior in response to intense criticism. It would ultimately not be extremely harmful to them, especially since their present behavior is not only destructive, but also self-destructive, in no small part for the reason you just gave.

    Replies: @Just another guy with an opinion

    , @Jim
    @ATX Hipster

    Jews are deluding themselves if they think blacks are less hostile to them then they are to white gentiles. Jews are also deluding themselves if they think that that there will not be a lot of hostility to Israel in the coming multicultural paradise.

    Replies: @Former Darfur

    , @Just another guy with an opinion
    @ATX Hipster


    Prominent Jews are frantically trying to undo decades of Becoming White (as Matthew Weiner would say) because they see which way the wind is blowing. The question they need to ask themselves is: would your typical ‘activist’ burning down Charlotte be able to tell the difference? Would he even care?
     
    Of course they'll tell the difference. Like the Angel of Death in Egypt striking gentiles but passing over Jews. It's just a matter of marking themselves appropriately.

    Replies: @celt darnell, @Anonymous

  87. Anonymous [AKA "Tom Horm"] says:

    I think there are 2 reads on that, first is that Yglesias is being his snotty, insouciant self and just toying with nth-generation “severe rhetoric” to be a jerk. I remember the Halloween photo he did in a kaffiyeh. But he is actually quite privileged (some article about the TransCanada pipeline project noted his relation to the CEO) and also not such a young juiceboxer any more. So alternatively, in his dotage he could succumb to Oppression Porn and actually believe — on some semi-cogitative level — what he’s written is real. It happens with age. Also you learn, “It serves my interests,” so why not.

  88. Anonymous [AKA "would that it were so"] says:
    @candid_observer

    The ongoing media meltdown of the last 48 hours is due to Trump winning the second debate.
     
    I think the other major factor is WikiLeaks and its, well, drip, drip, drip.

    It must be pretty unnerving to wonder what kind of corruption the next now daily batch is going to expose, not only in your Heroine, but even in your own "journalistic" organization, maybe even in your own self.

    What's it going to be today? you wonder. What's going to be our excuse? Will we be able to deep six anything embarrassing? If it's news, how do we stop reporting the news? How do we pretend that not reporting the news is just a case of refusing to engage in "false equivalence"?

    Replies: @Mr. Blank, @Anonymous, @Barnard

    I think they’ve already got the method down, just call the leaks “fake.” Media will report the contents either way, but for Cruella’s supporters, if she says it’s forged that’s good enough for them. That applies even to the lukewarm ones. Her negligence got an ambassador killed, at this point what difference would any of the further chapters of dirty laundry make? It has been insufficiently studied that this woman with obscene power and richer than Croesus, the overdog par excellence, has successfully convinced her cadres that she’s the embattled paladin against the amorphous evil blob of Mr. Charley/My Dad/My Pig Boss. It works because she convinced herself…

  89. @Mr. Blank
    @candid_observer

    Interesting thought experiment: Would you rather be Hillary Clinton's campaign manager worrying about what might show up in future WikiLeaks email dumps, or Donald Trump's campaign manager worrying about what might show up in future videotape excerpts?

    Trump's guy has an advantage in that he probably has very clear expectations of what any damaging revelations might consist of, so he's probably had lots of time to think of how to respond. Heck, he's probably got press releases pre-written for certain scenarios. There isn't some hidden side to Trump that nobody's ever seen before, waiting to be revealed. Future revelations will likely just serve to illustrate what people thought all along.

    Hillary's guy probably has no clue where the next shoe will drop, or what it might reveal. On the other hand, he knows it will probably come in the form of a written document, instead of a tape, so it will seem less immediate and visceral. And it will probably be phrased with enough bureaucratic obfuscation that it can be spun as something innocuous.

    Replies: @Jus' Sayin'..., @Bugg, @BenKenobi, @Lurker, @dc.sunsets, @guest, @Patrick in SC

    Clinton’s team has the advantage that the MSM will try desperately to bury and obfuscate any real dirt on her. Trump’s team has the disadvantage that the MSM will broadcast any dirt on Trump they are given, no matter the source and no matter how absurd; and the sleazier the better.

  90. @DCThrowback
    When liberals complain that "the election has gone on too long" and that "they can't wait for this to be over", rest assured their favored candidate endured a debate thumping.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @JAGiven

    The Mainstream now tells us that “people decided” and “polls show” that Trump lost the first debate. But the day after the debate, polls showed that Trump won the debate.

    Doesn’t this mean that we don’t Really know yet who won the second debate? One predicts that in a week or so, a new poll will show that “the American people” have decided that Trump lost the second debate also.

    It requires the passing of time to explain to people what conclusions they came to-

    • Replies: @JAGiven
    @JAGiven

    Trump won the second debate according to polls and many talking heads.

    Yet Politico will claim today that Trump lost the second debate.

    I predicted this act of one-week revisionism, based on the fact that verdicts on the first debate passed through exactly the same sequence.

    You might think you know what you think. But you could be wrong. Have to wait for the latest polls to be sure-

  91. Angry mobs beat and murder Jews and people of color under Obama administration. Why should it change under Trump administration?

  92. @Mr. Blank
    @candid_observer

    Interesting thought experiment: Would you rather be Hillary Clinton's campaign manager worrying about what might show up in future WikiLeaks email dumps, or Donald Trump's campaign manager worrying about what might show up in future videotape excerpts?

    Trump's guy has an advantage in that he probably has very clear expectations of what any damaging revelations might consist of, so he's probably had lots of time to think of how to respond. Heck, he's probably got press releases pre-written for certain scenarios. There isn't some hidden side to Trump that nobody's ever seen before, waiting to be revealed. Future revelations will likely just serve to illustrate what people thought all along.

    Hillary's guy probably has no clue where the next shoe will drop, or what it might reveal. On the other hand, he knows it will probably come in the form of a written document, instead of a tape, so it will seem less immediate and visceral. And it will probably be phrased with enough bureaucratic obfuscation that it can be spun as something innocuous.

    Replies: @Jus' Sayin'..., @Bugg, @BenKenobi, @Lurker, @dc.sunsets, @guest, @Patrick in SC

    Difference between Bannon and Podesta is the later knows the damaging stuff will be on paper rather than video or audio, unless Wikileaks has a tape of Ol’Bill having too much fun on Epstein’s Air Pedo. Looks like during her Goldman/Wall Street speeches they must have seized people’s phones before Herself took to the podium.In 2016, a document, even one with a nasty RAYCESS name for Arabs apparently, doesn’t have nearly the impact of a video.

    Major downside to Trump is he is incapable of thoughtful introspection. Had occasion to see him interviewed by Bill O’Reilly last night, and even with a very sympathetic interviewer he would not stop stepping all over him. He’s throwing you slow pitch underhanded softballs; take yes for an answer.

  93. There’s nothing in Yglesias’ world view that would allow him to see the irony in his beating.

    Even back in 2011 POCs could feel the Trump storm brewing. Lacking agency, they couldn’t help but lash out at a random body who believes himself to be white.

  94. @Discordiax
    The Shape of Things to Come.

    I predict that the Next Big Thing to go from unthinkable crazytalk to settled dogma will be the decriminalization of black crime. "Decriminalization" of marijuana has usually meant that laws against it stay on the books, but enforcement is drastically curtailed and you get a lot more of it.

    The Eye of Sauron has already fallen upon the schools in St Paul, MN, which are now forced to meet disparate impact standards in suspending students. It's not a huge leap to see disparate impact standards applied to prison sentences and/or felony convictions.
    Hillary Clinton will appoint a Supreme Court Justice to replace Scalia, giving the Democrats a reliable 5-vote majority. We're going to see the court take a sharp turn to the BLM left, details below. With gay marriage and trans*, we see how quickly the Overton window can shift when backed by the legal elites.

    Like Wayne Gretzky looking at where the puck is going, I see not only a reliable 5-vote Democratic majority. I also see Kennedy, Breyer and Ginsburg all 78 and older, likely to be replaced. So four justices appointed from 1986-1994 will be replaced by justices who are "woke" to the Current Year. (Not to mention the influence of the Supreme Court Law Clerks, who are fresh out of the elite legal academy.)

    Replies: @415 reasons, @Citizen of a Silly Country, @Jefferson, @fnn, @Buffalo Joe, @The Alarmist, @Opinionator, @Abe, @guest, @SMK, @Mr. Blank

    I predict that the Next Big Thing to go from unthinkable crazytalk to settled dogma will be the decriminalization of black crime.

    Life imitates Moldbug (blacks the new aristocracy) after about 20,000 words 🙂

    Just remember, though, that the pendulum swings both ways, and our main goal should always be to make sure liberal hypocrites eventually feel the bite of their own ideas- which will also help restore balance to the force. Disparate impact-heavy capital punishment (the liberal Golgotha) was once unconstitutional but came roaring back when America seemed on the verge of becoming a mix of DIRTY HARRY and LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT in places where people that actually mattered (NYC, SF, LA) lived.

  95. @Buffalo Joe
    @Discordiax

    Discordiax, very nicely stated and a heads up to the prospect of a packed Supreme Court. I find the almost immediate usage of black nonsensical idioms, by the mainstream press, to be a good indicator of their continuing acquiescence to all things black. Stay "woke" my friend, stay "woke."

    Replies: @Kylie, @Abe

    I find the almost immediate usage of black nonsensical idioms, by the mainstream press, to be a good indicator of their continuing acquiescence to all things black. Stay “woke” my friend, stay “woke.”

    I always felt the world was ripe for the ovens once Al Gore declared his intent to “get jiggy with it”.

    And there was of course that Adams Circle Sarah Connors in an article from about a year ago about SWPL’s, DC crime, and “at-risk marauders” toughly (and, from what I can tell, unironically) standing-up for her luxury condo “peeps”.

  96. @Mr. Blank
    @candid_observer

    Interesting thought experiment: Would you rather be Hillary Clinton's campaign manager worrying about what might show up in future WikiLeaks email dumps, or Donald Trump's campaign manager worrying about what might show up in future videotape excerpts?

    Trump's guy has an advantage in that he probably has very clear expectations of what any damaging revelations might consist of, so he's probably had lots of time to think of how to respond. Heck, he's probably got press releases pre-written for certain scenarios. There isn't some hidden side to Trump that nobody's ever seen before, waiting to be revealed. Future revelations will likely just serve to illustrate what people thought all along.

    Hillary's guy probably has no clue where the next shoe will drop, or what it might reveal. On the other hand, he knows it will probably come in the form of a written document, instead of a tape, so it will seem less immediate and visceral. And it will probably be phrased with enough bureaucratic obfuscation that it can be spun as something innocuous.

    Replies: @Jus' Sayin'..., @Bugg, @BenKenobi, @Lurker, @dc.sunsets, @guest, @Patrick in SC

    Like another commenter here said a few weeks back: “I don’t care if Trump shows up drunk with his dick hanging out of his pants I’m still gonna vote for him.”

    The only revelation I see sinking Trump is if the whole Epstein thing turns out to be true.

  97. Marketwatch (belongs to the same media group as the WSJ) has a Trump-bashing article on regular weekdays, on federal holidays, church holidays, birthdays of staffers and similar important festivities it puts out three or more of them.

    Now they made an article how The Donald said on Tuesday elections was to be on November 28. The obvious reason is that elections were to be held 28 days from Tuesday, i.e. on November 8, just a slip of tongue to say November 28 instead. But it’s a newsworthy article…

    • Replies: @guest
    @reiner Tor

    If he's 20 days off on when the election will be held, what else will be 20 days off? What if Trump shows up 20 days late to a summit with China? Is this man fit for office?

    Replies: @Joe Schmoe

  98. Marketwatch (belongs to the same media group as the WSJ) has a Trump-bashing article on regular weekdays, on federal holidays, church holidays, birthdays of staffers and similar important festivities it puts out three or more of them.

    Rupert Murdoch owns WSJ.

  99. @Mr. Blank
    @candid_observer

    Interesting thought experiment: Would you rather be Hillary Clinton's campaign manager worrying about what might show up in future WikiLeaks email dumps, or Donald Trump's campaign manager worrying about what might show up in future videotape excerpts?

    Trump's guy has an advantage in that he probably has very clear expectations of what any damaging revelations might consist of, so he's probably had lots of time to think of how to respond. Heck, he's probably got press releases pre-written for certain scenarios. There isn't some hidden side to Trump that nobody's ever seen before, waiting to be revealed. Future revelations will likely just serve to illustrate what people thought all along.

    Hillary's guy probably has no clue where the next shoe will drop, or what it might reveal. On the other hand, he knows it will probably come in the form of a written document, instead of a tape, so it will seem less immediate and visceral. And it will probably be phrased with enough bureaucratic obfuscation that it can be spun as something innocuous.

    Replies: @Jus' Sayin'..., @Bugg, @BenKenobi, @Lurker, @dc.sunsets, @guest, @Patrick in SC

    On the other hand, he knows it will probably come in the form of a written document, instead of a tape, so it will seem less immediate and visceral. And it will probably be phrased with enough bureaucratic obfuscation that it can be spun as something innocuous.

    That and the fact that any lurid revelations will be ignored by the MSM.

  100. @Discordiax
    The Shape of Things to Come.

    I predict that the Next Big Thing to go from unthinkable crazytalk to settled dogma will be the decriminalization of black crime. "Decriminalization" of marijuana has usually meant that laws against it stay on the books, but enforcement is drastically curtailed and you get a lot more of it.

    The Eye of Sauron has already fallen upon the schools in St Paul, MN, which are now forced to meet disparate impact standards in suspending students. It's not a huge leap to see disparate impact standards applied to prison sentences and/or felony convictions.
    Hillary Clinton will appoint a Supreme Court Justice to replace Scalia, giving the Democrats a reliable 5-vote majority. We're going to see the court take a sharp turn to the BLM left, details below. With gay marriage and trans*, we see how quickly the Overton window can shift when backed by the legal elites.

    Like Wayne Gretzky looking at where the puck is going, I see not only a reliable 5-vote Democratic majority. I also see Kennedy, Breyer and Ginsburg all 78 and older, likely to be replaced. So four justices appointed from 1986-1994 will be replaced by justices who are "woke" to the Current Year. (Not to mention the influence of the Supreme Court Law Clerks, who are fresh out of the elite legal academy.)

    Replies: @415 reasons, @Citizen of a Silly Country, @Jefferson, @fnn, @Buffalo Joe, @The Alarmist, @Opinionator, @Abe, @guest, @SMK, @Mr. Blank

    Speaking of MN, Minneapolis not long ago explicitly stopped enforcing an ordinance against spitting in public because of “disparate impact.” Unsurprisingly, virtually every citation was against black male youffs. You “decriminalization” is already here, at least for petty things.

    • Replies: @2Mintzin1
    @guest

    Good grief.

    I did notice an odd habit the older Chinese have, on a visit to Manhattan's Chinatown...they'll spit on the sidewalk in a crowded place...and not just a minor ptooey, but really hawk one up.

    Africans (not African-Americans), even the women, have the same habit.
    Celebrate the diversity.

  101. As always they’re backwards. Trump will release steam because people will think the government is doing its job and on their side, even if that turns out not be the case. He will not have the policing issues seen in major cities recently because he will let the police do their jobs and support them.
    A suggestion of a Clinton victory on the other hand would mean that everything that has been happening will get much worse, that the Constitution will be radically altered by a kritarch supreme court, and crucially, that police hands will be tied while criminals are encouraged, so people will have to take things into their own hands.
    The fact that they are playing politics with their own physical safety proves that they are detached from reality and unable to make good decisions.

  102. Even by modern Internet standards, or even Twitter’s abysmal standards, Matty’s statement is “up for 3 days snorting crank and covering the windows with tinfoil” paranoid. But it’s not even the most asinine thing he’s tweeted recently.

    @Buffalo – Between ‘woke’, ‘literally’, and ‘AF’, the internet is overflowing with cliched verbal ticks. Personally, ‘AF’ is the worst, especially when used by folks who lambaste others for foul language, but ‘woke’ is pretty bad too, and spreading like MRSA.

  103. @Mr. Blank
    @candid_observer

    Interesting thought experiment: Would you rather be Hillary Clinton's campaign manager worrying about what might show up in future WikiLeaks email dumps, or Donald Trump's campaign manager worrying about what might show up in future videotape excerpts?

    Trump's guy has an advantage in that he probably has very clear expectations of what any damaging revelations might consist of, so he's probably had lots of time to think of how to respond. Heck, he's probably got press releases pre-written for certain scenarios. There isn't some hidden side to Trump that nobody's ever seen before, waiting to be revealed. Future revelations will likely just serve to illustrate what people thought all along.

    Hillary's guy probably has no clue where the next shoe will drop, or what it might reveal. On the other hand, he knows it will probably come in the form of a written document, instead of a tape, so it will seem less immediate and visceral. And it will probably be phrased with enough bureaucratic obfuscation that it can be spun as something innocuous.

    Replies: @Jus' Sayin'..., @Bugg, @BenKenobi, @Lurker, @dc.sunsets, @guest, @Patrick in SC

    Given the hacking scandals, I question how comfortable any of these clowns are in sending more “private” communications.

    Frankly, I’d find it hilarious if they had to start being paranoid that what they wrote would turn up on the next data dump.

    Scandals, rot and gangrene that come out during busts were instigated during the prior boom. We’re in a boom, one of unprecedented size and scope. The scandals, criminal conspiracies and such are clearly on the same scale.

    When the credit bubble finally bursts for good, I imagine it will be a seemingly endless stream of revelations about Clinton, Obama, Bush, and other “elite” establishmentarians and the murders, the thefts, the lies, the pederasty, the child-sex-trafficking, you name it….it will read like an encyclopedia of demonology when all this eventually oozes out and the public is in mind to pay attention to it.

  104. Can someone tell this asshole that Trump’s son-in-law is Jewish?

    • Replies: @Opinionator
    @Stan Adams

    And daughter-in-law, and grandchildren.

    But your comment is both weak and insulting. What if Trump didn't have in his immediate family people who believe they are jewish? Then this jew's libel would be justified? You should be able to defend Trump and the rest of us without relying on his son-in-law.

    Replies: @SFG, @Stan Adams

  105. @candid_observer

    The ongoing media meltdown of the last 48 hours is due to Trump winning the second debate.
     
    I think the other major factor is WikiLeaks and its, well, drip, drip, drip.

    It must be pretty unnerving to wonder what kind of corruption the next now daily batch is going to expose, not only in your Heroine, but even in your own "journalistic" organization, maybe even in your own self.

    What's it going to be today? you wonder. What's going to be our excuse? Will we be able to deep six anything embarrassing? If it's news, how do we stop reporting the news? How do we pretend that not reporting the news is just a case of refusing to engage in "false equivalence"?

    Replies: @Mr. Blank, @Anonymous, @Barnard

    I don’t know what it would take to actually damage Hillary’s campaign. We have confirmation the nomination process was so heavily tilted in her favor it was almost impossible for her to lose. Today we learned that John Podesta has been setting up organizations to undermine the influence of the Catholic Church. Has there been a Catholic Democrat today who says “I won’t vote for her?”

    None of it seems to matter to the voters. This is what happens after decades of conditioning that nothing could be worse in politics than being a white man who is perceived as mean or racist.

  106. Please, please, I’m begging, yet again, because I can’t bear to filter through thousands of websites screeching over one another to proclaim their hostility to the Donald in this twenty-eight-day hate: what is really happening? Donald Trump’s lecherousness is news, but Hillary Clinton’s private intelligence network and total fidelity to a new world order pulled straight from the most fevered conspiracy theories isn’t. Is this manufactured reality becoming actual reality? How do people not see what’s happening? Am I crazy?

    This is only the second time in my life that I’ve felt this way: the first was the Alan Kurdi fiasco on September 2, 2015. A boy drowned, and it was very sad… but it wasn’t news. As someone who’d done his best to follow every twist and turn in the Syrian civil war, I knew that children had been drowning or were being gassed or blown up by barrel bombs every single day for years, and yet suddenly Alan Kurdi wasn’t just news but the only news story that day and the lead for nearly a week afterward. Within days Merkel had made her announcement letting in a million refugees.

    And now! Donald Trump is a lech, a male chauvinist pig, this isn’t news, his supporters knew it when they nominated him, and it has very little to do with a mildly populist, nationalist message that would have been uncontroversial twenty years ago. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton’s private correspondence reveals a creature straight from the fever dreams of Alex Jones. But Trump’s taped comments are the only story, polls constructed to favour Democrats are the only story. I really don’t want to believe this has been going on the whole time (although there are previous examples: I found the kerfuffle over the “Dean scream” back in 2004 completely incomprehensible, for one). I feel like this is new. It’s become really obvious to me in a way it never was before. Will a significant number of Americans feel the same way come November 8th?

    • Replies: @dr kill
    @MJMD

    Yes, but not enough.

    , @Chief Seattle
    @MJMD

    As far as the news media being crazy, I came up with a saying a few years ago that when the editorial pages of the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal agree then the American people are about to get screwed. It happened during the Iraq war. It happened during TARP. And now it's happening again during the Trumpening. It really is a useful shorthand for when word comes on high that the media is to promote a particular agenda. The rest of the time the editorial boards are free to promote whatever sexual rights agenda or flat tax nonsense that they'd like. In this case I haven't actually read any editorials in the Wall Street Journal bashing Trump, but I've seen enough for the cover of the national review to know which way the wind blows.

  107. @Mr. Blank
    It's always 1939, isn't it? Always. It's "Groundhog Day" via "Schindler's List."

    Replies: @Opinionator, @anonymous, @guest, @Bill

    At least when the People of Color overwhelm us they’ll treat Jews like garden-variety white people, and the tribes will be hoisted on their own petard. The future will be a garbage dump, but at least it won’t be 1939 anymore.

  108. @Mr. Blank
    @candid_observer

    Interesting thought experiment: Would you rather be Hillary Clinton's campaign manager worrying about what might show up in future WikiLeaks email dumps, or Donald Trump's campaign manager worrying about what might show up in future videotape excerpts?

    Trump's guy has an advantage in that he probably has very clear expectations of what any damaging revelations might consist of, so he's probably had lots of time to think of how to respond. Heck, he's probably got press releases pre-written for certain scenarios. There isn't some hidden side to Trump that nobody's ever seen before, waiting to be revealed. Future revelations will likely just serve to illustrate what people thought all along.

    Hillary's guy probably has no clue where the next shoe will drop, or what it might reveal. On the other hand, he knows it will probably come in the form of a written document, instead of a tape, so it will seem less immediate and visceral. And it will probably be phrased with enough bureaucratic obfuscation that it can be spun as something innocuous.

    Replies: @Jus' Sayin'..., @Bugg, @BenKenobi, @Lurker, @dc.sunsets, @guest, @Patrick in SC

    You’d think Hillary could warn him, but maybe they don’t want to disturb her cryosleep.

    I’d still rather be Clinton’s guy, because they can rely on the MSM to report it halfheartedly at best.

  109. @reiner Tor
    Marketwatch (belongs to the same media group as the WSJ) has a Trump-bashing article on regular weekdays, on federal holidays, church holidays, birthdays of staffers and similar important festivities it puts out three or more of them.

    Now they made an article how The Donald said on Tuesday elections was to be on November 28. The obvious reason is that elections were to be held 28 days from Tuesday, i.e. on November 8, just a slip of tongue to say November 28 instead. But it's a newsworthy article...

    Replies: @guest

    If he’s 20 days off on when the election will be held, what else will be 20 days off? What if Trump shows up 20 days late to a summit with China? Is this man fit for office?

    • Replies: @Joe Schmoe
    @guest


    If he’s 20 days off on when the election will be held, what else will be 20 days off? What if Trump shows up 20 days late to a summit with China? Is this man fit for office?
     
    Maybe not.

    But Hilary definitely isn't fit.

    So, at least there is a chance he might be fit.
  110. I checked the CNBC website and there was a news story ” Major Trump Donors Are Asking For Their Money Back’ by a Leigh Ann Caldwell. Curious I read it.The ‘major donors’ turned out to be two individuals who had no names and had raised ‘tens of thousands of dollars’ for Trump. While ‘tens of thousands of dollars’ is way above my level of political donation, in the scheme of things it is small beer. Might get you a dinner at a table far from the candidate at a fundraiser and why not disclose the names. If true, Trump surely knows who they are or can find out. Besides political contributions are a matter of public record. If the whole story isn’t a fabrication why not disclose who the ‘donors’ were.

  111. “Ironically, Yglesias, the number two man at Vox, was during the Obama administration in 2011 the victim of an angry two-man mob of blacks beating him with impunity in an anti-white racist hate crime while he walked home a mile north of the U.S. Capitol.”

    That’s depressing. So much for being mugged by reality. After such an event he STILL feels the same way. I can only guess it’s because his entire career is invested in being progressive. Maybe the notion of being “mugged by reality” only applies to people less invested in their progressive beliefs, i.e. people not in high profile and especially media careers.

    • Replies: @Joe Schmoe
    @Dain


    That’s depressing. So much for being mugged by reality. After such an event he STILL feels the same way. I can only guess it’s because his entire career is invested in being progressive. Maybe the notion of being “mugged by reality” only applies to people less invested in their progressive beliefs, i.e. people not in high profile and especially media careers.
     
    He may not have changed his words, but I'll bet his brain has learned some implicit bias and changed his behavior with regard to black male youth and where they may be found. He doesn't even know.
    , @The Millennial Falcon
    @Dain

    Better to be mugged once by reality than permanently deprived of status, standing and friends by betraying the fantasy.

    Replies: @SFG

  112. How does anyone write stuff like that and maintain any self-respect?

    I’ve been wrong about stuff–misjudged magnitude, severity, even flat out wrong that something’s going to happen. (I’m still waiting for the inflation from the Fed’s post crash money printing.) But i’d be embarrassed to put my name to something that is just lunacy, completely unsupported without even a smidgen of reality to justify it.

    Writing something like this is essentially an advertisement that:
    a) You essentially have *no* understanding of anything, most of all of the actual nation you’re part of and how people behave in it.
    b) You’re really a complete drama queen sort of pansy that jumps at his own shadow.
    or
    c) You’re a complete hack who’ll pen anything–even things you know are absolute embarrassing nonsense–to show “solidarity” with the narrative.

    I get the impression Ygelsias is all three. His beating was well deserved. There ought to be a price to being this callow, dishonest and boot licking.

    • Agree: BenKenobi, AndrewR, Bill, vinteuil
    • Replies: @Opinionator
    @AnotherDad

    We are already experiencing inflation: Prices are far higher than they should be.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Jim Don Bob

    , @AnotherDad
    @AnotherDad

    There are some legitimate questions concerning post-election violence.

    1) Trump Wins -- more BLM rioting
    If Trump wins i expect more BLM rioting. However, i also expect that Trump's AG won't be out cop hunting, so the cops will be back on the beat and the crime bump will tamper down. But that of necessity--necessity generated by the criminals--requires police shootings of armed black criminals and--necessity generated by Soros\BLM\leftists\HBD--black protests and riots. So it will be a bumpy, very racially contentious road back to sanity.

    2) Hillary Wins -- ???
    I legitimately don't know. Two broad buckets.
    a) Post-election Soros\Democrats\Hillary\BLM call off the dogs because hey, Hillary has been elected and is working on it. We know at least the media will comply by no longer playing up every one of these cop-shoots-armed-black-criminal as the great oppression of our age. The question is though ... are they still in control enough to do so? I strongly suspect--with Hillary's usual competence, the answer is "no".
    And Hillary's attempt to root out all the cops "implicit bias" means a lot more depolicing and a climbing murder rate, even if the protests do taper down.
    or
    b) The protests are encouraged to continue as part of the "permanent revolution". Hillary can use them to get Justice Department interventions. The problem here is the effect of all this will be to sap police morale, encourage depolicing leading a rising crime rate, plus the riots. This won't play well with ... anyone.

    Trump, excepting just claiming "law and order" mantle, has explicitly shied away from wading into this morass. (He thinks he'll chip away at the black vote or be more acceptable to "nice white ladies".) I think he's made a mistake and should have tied Hillary to--blamed her explicit for riots and an extra 1500 murders a year and her promoting black "the police are hunting us" grievance being the sleaziest politics of all time. (More nice white lady votes in that i think.)

    But this would be a good question for Hillary. What happens after the election. It sure looks like she's going to harass the police, leading to an even bigger Ferguson effect, more depolicing and more murder. But if she can snap her fingers and turn off the BLM riots ... then why hasn't she done that already? Pretty sleazy.

    Replies: @Whiskey, @Jim Don Bob

    , @map
    @AnotherDad

    If Hillary wins, then she will wage war on the deplorables.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Lugash, @ben tillman

  113. @Mr. Blank
    @candid_observer

    Interesting thought experiment: Would you rather be Hillary Clinton's campaign manager worrying about what might show up in future WikiLeaks email dumps, or Donald Trump's campaign manager worrying about what might show up in future videotape excerpts?

    Trump's guy has an advantage in that he probably has very clear expectations of what any damaging revelations might consist of, so he's probably had lots of time to think of how to respond. Heck, he's probably got press releases pre-written for certain scenarios. There isn't some hidden side to Trump that nobody's ever seen before, waiting to be revealed. Future revelations will likely just serve to illustrate what people thought all along.

    Hillary's guy probably has no clue where the next shoe will drop, or what it might reveal. On the other hand, he knows it will probably come in the form of a written document, instead of a tape, so it will seem less immediate and visceral. And it will probably be phrased with enough bureaucratic obfuscation that it can be spun as something innocuous.

    Replies: @Jus' Sayin'..., @Bugg, @BenKenobi, @Lurker, @dc.sunsets, @guest, @Patrick in SC

    And it will probably be phrased with enough bureaucratic obfuscation that it can be spun as something innocuous.

    And most importantly, it won’t get covered at all in the mainstream media. Maybe one blurb halfway down the front page, but that’s it. And at this point, it all runs together: “Hillary… blah, blah, blah, emails… blah, blah,blah… wikileaks.” No “bombshells” which “threaten to derail her campaign.” No “shocking new revelations.” They just don’t seem to use any adjectives at all when covering this woman’s campaign. Come to think of it, they don’t even cover her campaign. At all. They just pump out anti-Trump propaganda day after day after day.

  114. Not ironic, and it shouldn’t surprise. I suspect Yglesias was thinking of his Clinton era beating while writing the article, and feeling Nietzschean fury at his unbearable humiliation.

    Like Andy Ostroy having his wife murdered by an illegal immigrant, Yglesias has been entrenched in his views, and given a source of will and faith to pour into his brilliantly allusive pieces.

  115. @AnotherDad
    How does anyone write stuff like that and maintain any self-respect?

    I've been wrong about stuff--misjudged magnitude, severity, even flat out wrong that something's going to happen. (I'm still waiting for the inflation from the Fed's post crash money printing.) But i'd be embarrassed to put my name to something that is just lunacy, completely unsupported without even a smidgen of reality to justify it.

    Writing something like this is essentially an advertisement that:
    a) You essentially have *no* understanding of anything, most of all of the actual nation you're part of and how people behave in it.
    b) You're really a complete drama queen sort of pansy that jumps at his own shadow.
    or
    c) You're a complete hack who'll pen anything--even things you know are absolute embarrassing nonsense--to show "solidarity" with the narrative.

    I get the impression Ygelsias is all three. His beating was well deserved. There ought to be a price to being this callow, dishonest and boot licking.

    Replies: @Opinionator, @AnotherDad, @map

    We are already experiencing inflation: Prices are far higher than they should be.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Opinionator

    As someone who travels to the US from time to time... definitely. USA used to be insanely cheap. Now it is the same price. Currency has moved the opposite direction though... it should have gotten cheaper.

    , @Jim Don Bob
    @Opinionator

    Yep. 6 oz cans of tuna are now 5 oz, 1/2 pound of cheese is now 7 oz, etc., but no change in the CPI!

    Replies: @Opinionator

  116. There is nothing on Trump, that was it. They needed a knockout blow, instead Trump hammered her in the debate. On the other hand wikileaks has barely started.

  117. if mccain had fought half as hard as Trump he would be finishing his second blood soaked inglorious term right now

    • Replies: @utu
    @tyrone

    "if mccain had fought half as hard as Trump" - He could not. TPTB have lots of goods on McCain including his Hanoi Rose episode. He was selected to be not elected.

  118. @Mr. Blank
    It's always 1939, isn't it? Always. It's "Groundhog Day" via "Schindler's List."

    Replies: @Opinionator, @anonymous, @guest, @Bill

    No, sometimes it’s Munich in 1938.

  119. Interesting attempt at deflection. Its a naked attempt to assure the Gruber voters that The Gravy Train is fine and that all the minorities are still in the same stack for Granny. But of course they wouldn’t say it if it was true. The blacks are facing the departure of Their Great Black Hope. The UN is trying to reassure them that reparations are on the way. But black Santa didn’t give then nuttin honey, and now he’s leaving without black xmas every day.
    BLM is Soros capitalizing on the frustration that Obama dint gibs dem dat. All that looting is trying to make up for the black xmas that never came true. But BLM is also upsetting that stack of malcontents. All they say is black, and all they talk is black, and all dey wants be black. If you’re not black, you’re getting ignored. I imagine a lot of the non-black stack is wondering when the pander is coming for them. No pander and the animals are getting restless. All animals are equal, but all the talk is getting dark. This November that minority stack might fade to black for the D-Party.

  120. anon • Disclaimer says:

    This brings back fun memories about how Trump supposedly had an army of brownshirts ready to go, because those two protesters got punched at Trump rallies, and then all of a sudden, things got really quiet when Hillary supporters started beating people up and throwing eggs at them.

    Yglesias is living proof that the second part of that has already gone down the memory hole.

  121. Trump now 4/1 to 29/5 on British markets. Paddypower offering 8/1 maximum 10 pound bet. $5 at Sportsbet.

    Two articles indicating that individual size of bets on Clinton vs volume of lower amount bets on Trump could be skewing markets.

    Something Strange Emerges When Looking Behind The “Brexit” Bookie Odds

    When one looks at the actual dynamics within the bookies, an odd divergence emerges. As Shaddick said, when looking at the underlying flows determining bookie odds, there is a very clear divergence when it comes to number of bets versus the amount of any given bet: “Although Ladbrokes has received a higher volume of bets to leave the EU, those making a punt on remain were placing higher financially larger. Shaddick revealed the average stake on a bet to remain was £450, compared to £75 on a bet to leave.”

    In other words, a few large bettors are skewing the bookie odds dramatically in the favor of Remain, even as the mass of bettors is betting on Leave, albeit with smaller cash amounts. Another way of putting it: a substantially outsized influence by a wealthy minority over the poor majority, just like in every other aspect of life.

    Political polls vs betting markets: Here’s why they conflict

    I would like to see betting market opened for predicting terror attacks.

  122. @Discordiax
    The Shape of Things to Come.

    I predict that the Next Big Thing to go from unthinkable crazytalk to settled dogma will be the decriminalization of black crime. "Decriminalization" of marijuana has usually meant that laws against it stay on the books, but enforcement is drastically curtailed and you get a lot more of it.

    The Eye of Sauron has already fallen upon the schools in St Paul, MN, which are now forced to meet disparate impact standards in suspending students. It's not a huge leap to see disparate impact standards applied to prison sentences and/or felony convictions.
    Hillary Clinton will appoint a Supreme Court Justice to replace Scalia, giving the Democrats a reliable 5-vote majority. We're going to see the court take a sharp turn to the BLM left, details below. With gay marriage and trans*, we see how quickly the Overton window can shift when backed by the legal elites.

    Like Wayne Gretzky looking at where the puck is going, I see not only a reliable 5-vote Democratic majority. I also see Kennedy, Breyer and Ginsburg all 78 and older, likely to be replaced. So four justices appointed from 1986-1994 will be replaced by justices who are "woke" to the Current Year. (Not to mention the influence of the Supreme Court Law Clerks, who are fresh out of the elite legal academy.)

    Replies: @415 reasons, @Citizen of a Silly Country, @Jefferson, @fnn, @Buffalo Joe, @The Alarmist, @Opinionator, @Abe, @guest, @SMK, @Mr. Blank

    Yes, if “disparate impact standards,” justified by the myth of “systemic racism” and the dogma that race “beneath the skin” is an “artificial social construct,” is “applied to prison sentences and/or felony convictions,” black males in general will have a virtual license to commit violent and other mala in se felonies while large and growing numbers of whites will be sentenced to prison for nonviolent and victimless and mala prohibita crimes, including “hate-speech” such as telling the truth about black violence and criminality and the malignant effects of nonwhite immigration.

  123. Oh, those nasty Clinton top aides: from the Wiki dump, another lovely from Podesta….check out the subject line…and what he calls former Gov. Bill Richardson
    _______________________________________________

    From:[email protected] To: [email protected], [email protected] Date: 2015-08-21 14:01
    Subject: Needy Latinos and 1 easy call.

    https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/6777

  124. @AnotherDad
    How does anyone write stuff like that and maintain any self-respect?

    I've been wrong about stuff--misjudged magnitude, severity, even flat out wrong that something's going to happen. (I'm still waiting for the inflation from the Fed's post crash money printing.) But i'd be embarrassed to put my name to something that is just lunacy, completely unsupported without even a smidgen of reality to justify it.

    Writing something like this is essentially an advertisement that:
    a) You essentially have *no* understanding of anything, most of all of the actual nation you're part of and how people behave in it.
    b) You're really a complete drama queen sort of pansy that jumps at his own shadow.
    or
    c) You're a complete hack who'll pen anything--even things you know are absolute embarrassing nonsense--to show "solidarity" with the narrative.

    I get the impression Ygelsias is all three. His beating was well deserved. There ought to be a price to being this callow, dishonest and boot licking.

    Replies: @Opinionator, @AnotherDad, @map

    There are some legitimate questions concerning post-election violence.

    1) Trump Wins — more BLM rioting
    If Trump wins i expect more BLM rioting. However, i also expect that Trump’s AG won’t be out cop hunting, so the cops will be back on the beat and the crime bump will tamper down. But that of necessity–necessity generated by the criminals–requires police shootings of armed black criminals and–necessity generated by Soros\BLM\leftists\HBD–black protests and riots. So it will be a bumpy, very racially contentious road back to sanity.

    2) Hillary Wins — ???
    I legitimately don’t know. Two broad buckets.
    a) Post-election Soros\Democrats\Hillary\BLM call off the dogs because hey, Hillary has been elected and is working on it. We know at least the media will comply by no longer playing up every one of these cop-shoots-armed-black-criminal as the great oppression of our age. The question is though … are they still in control enough to do so? I strongly suspect–with Hillary’s usual competence, the answer is “no”.
    And Hillary’s attempt to root out all the cops “implicit bias” means a lot more depolicing and a climbing murder rate, even if the protests do taper down.
    or
    b) The protests are encouraged to continue as part of the “permanent revolution”. Hillary can use them to get Justice Department interventions. The problem here is the effect of all this will be to sap police morale, encourage depolicing leading a rising crime rate, plus the riots. This won’t play well with … anyone.

    Trump, excepting just claiming “law and order” mantle, has explicitly shied away from wading into this morass. (He thinks he’ll chip away at the black vote or be more acceptable to “nice white ladies”.) I think he’s made a mistake and should have tied Hillary to–blamed her explicit for riots and an extra 1500 murders a year and her promoting black “the police are hunting us” grievance being the sleaziest politics of all time. (More nice white lady votes in that i think.)

    But this would be a good question for Hillary. What happens after the election. It sure looks like she’s going to harass the police, leading to an even bigger Ferguson effect, more depolicing and more murder. But if she can snap her fingers and turn off the BLM riots … then why hasn’t she done that already? Pretty sleazy.

    • Replies: @Whiskey
    @AnotherDad

    Hillary's political hero is the same as Obama's. Chairman Mao. Both want/wanted a permanent Cultural Revolution, to keep rivals at bay and allow a bunch of chumps, excuse me young people, to humiliate not only personal rivals but anyone and everyone that might be just above a peasant.

    Now, as a practical matter Hillary! has no Red Guards ready to go, but rather just BLM. They alone are ready to get into it, invade Middle and Working class White spaces and humiliate them and force them to grovel to Chairwoman Hillary! All hail the glorious Helmswoman! The smartest woman in the world.

    Hillary, like Mao, has dynastic considerations. She must prepare the way for Chairwoman Chelsea, the Second Smartest Woman in the world, in a hereditary dynasty like that of the Kims in North Korea. All hail our glorious Helmswoman in the waiting!

    This of course will not end well, because Chairman Mao did not say, mobilize the Uighurs or Hui against the Han, not being completely insane and stupid. That cannot be said for Hillary.

    I still can't figure why they want a war with Russia? Its insane, risky, and for WHAT? Make Syria safe for ISIS?

    , @Jim Don Bob
    @AnotherDad

    Wrt HRC's competence, this is still an evergreen: http://www.j-bradford-delong.net/movable_type/2003_archives/001600.html.

    Start about halfway down. Steve's March 2016 article is the top find when you Google "brad delong hillary".

    The problem with letting Genies out of the bottle is that often you can't put them back in, and Bad Things Happen. Ask Robespierre. Or the Bolsheviks.

  125. Probably everyone has seen this, but just in case … the Pussycaust looks like an attempted coup by the Ryan wing, rather than a Clinton op. Dan Senor, top advisor to Ryan and Romney likely is implicated. Details are fuzzy, but this rings true.

    RAMZPAUL
    http://www.ramzpaul.com/2016/10/gop-establishment-attempts-coup.html

    Jim Hoft
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/10/report-top-paul-ryan-advisor-leaked-trump-sex-talk-tape-wapo/

    Paul Joseph Watson
    http://www.infowars.com/did-paul-ryans-top-advisor-leak-the-trump-tape/

    Jack Posobiec (via RAMZPAUL)
    https://www.spreaker.com/user/mitchellvii/guest-only-jack-posobiec-10-11-explosive?utm_medium=widget&utm_source=user%3A8722068&utm_term=episode_title

    • Replies: @anonymous
    @Tim Howells

    If you're right, and I bet you are, then the big question is "What's Next"?

    Since this Ryan/GOP /Romney tape-ploy failed, then the next step in the removal plot for the DJT-haters in the establishment is . . . what exactly?

    I've been predicting for months that if DJT can make it very close down the stretch, then an "event" will happen not to him, but instead to HRC.
    A convenient "lone-nut" DJT supporting fall-guy (complete with mental issues, including repeated contacts with a spooky psych-doc) has probably already been identified, ready to be "patsified".

    The ensuing sympathy vote would guarantee a Dem victory.

    Whether I'm right or not, this attempted coup apparently failed. And Tim Howells, I bet you're smart enough to know there is a "Plan B."

    Replies: @Matra

    , @Je Suis Omar Mateen
    @Tim Howells

    "Probably everyone has seen this, but just in case … the Pussycaust looks like an attempted coup by the Ryan wing, rather than a Clinton op."

    In meatspace I've been calling it Poondoggle. Gets a larf every time from men, women, and children alike. Okay, not so much the children.

    , @Anonymous
    @Tim Howells

    Anyone who actually thinks about the whole thing, realizes its all just media hype.

    It's ridiculous that we should place more value on Trump saying some locker room talk 11 years ago than whether or not we vote in someone who will promote illegal immigration, Muslim 'refugee' immigration, keep selling out our country to the highest bidder, etc.

    I expect the polls are going to turn out to be off, with a huge 'Bradley effect' in favor of Trump. Given the level of demonization of anyone connected to Trump, the majority of those 'undecideds' are almost certainly Trump voters. Think about it; what benefit is is to hide if you're going to vote for Hillary? Most Hillaryheads flaunt it because the media, entertainment industry, etc all make it out like the 'cool' thing. Many Trump voters, on the other hand, have to hide their true feelings, either claim to be undecided, or perhaps even in some cases, claim to support Hillary to gain social perks. At the actual voting booth, behind the curtain, however, it's an entirely different story....

  126. It’s called cognitive dissonance. Matt worships black people and hates and fears the White Goys. He was beaten by the angels he loved, and no amount of pleading that he was on their side could stop them. With his ethnic and educational conditioning he could not allow himself to commit Crimethink, so his brain responds to the unrconciable dissonance by flipping reality and turning the beating into a vision of White Goys beating people like him. The human mind’s imagination and flexibility has the unfortunate effect of allowing us to believe some of the damnedest things.

    • Replies: @Opinionator
    @Alfa158

    No, it's called, "Is it good for the jews?"

    There is no other principle in play.

    , @Anonymous
    @Alfa158

    I don't think these sorts of convoluted explanations are necessary. Yglesias's job consists of following the news all day and commenting on it. This basically means surfing the web and being on social media for most of his waking life. And for at least the past year and a half or so, this has also meant that Yglesias has been subjected to anti-Semitic harassment and abuse constantly on social media. In light of this, it's not surprising that he'd feel threatened. Most people who are verbally attacked and harassed tend to feel threatened, especially if it's constant.

    Replies: @Opinionator

    , @Alec Leamas
    @Alfa158

    First, it's "Who? Whom?" Black violence against Ygleasias isn't useful to the project, while fabricated potential violence from Deplorable Basketkin is.

    Second, have little doubt that his faculties of rationalization could win a slew of fiction awards if put to productive use. He probably constructed long and intricate backstories for both of the youths involving overt racial oppressions and humiliations. A white guy deserved that beating, and they didn't know he wasn't really white which is why he got it.

    Next, if you held the butterball down and administered sodium pentothal he'd probably admit but only at that point that he doesn't expect the same behavior from blacks.

    Finally, I think he understands that white goyim are capable of organized and effective violence while blacks and Hispanics are not. He's not scared of random mindless beatings of Jews and blacks; he's scared of what determined white men could do if motivated. He knows that his kind has to keep whites always on a back foot and in a defensive posture.

  127. @Opinionator
    @AnotherDad

    We are already experiencing inflation: Prices are far higher than they should be.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Jim Don Bob

    As someone who travels to the US from time to time… definitely. USA used to be insanely cheap. Now it is the same price. Currency has moved the opposite direction though… it should have gotten cheaper.

  128. @Stan Adams
    Can someone tell this asshole that Trump's son-in-law is Jewish?

    Replies: @Opinionator

    And daughter-in-law, and grandchildren.

    But your comment is both weak and insulting. What if Trump didn’t have in his immediate family people who believe they are jewish? Then this jew’s libel would be justified? You should be able to defend Trump and the rest of us without relying on his son-in-law.

    • Replies: @SFG
    @Opinionator

    You could argue saying that is morally wrong, but pointing out he has Jewish relatives by marriage (an awful lot) points out that it is factually wrong as well.

    Replies: @Opinionator

    , @Stan Adams
    @Opinionator

    I shouldn't have to defend Trump from this nonsense, because anyone with half a brain should know that Yglesias' mental excretions are bullshit. (Sadly, many voters have less than half a brain.)

    Yglesias' paranoid delusions would be utterly unworthy of comment, were it not for the sad fact that so many seemingly-intelligent folks subscribe to his ludicrous, libelous characterization of Trump as a virulent anti-Semite.

    "OHMIGOD TRUMP WON THE SECOND DEBATE! THE GOYIM ARE COMING WITH THEIR PITCHFORKS! NEXT THING YOU KNOW THEY'LL BE BUILDING OVENS!"

    Trump is a man who has welcomed Jews into the deepest spheres of his personal and professional lives. If that's not enough to shield him from bogus charges of anti-Semitism, then I don't know what is.

    But, yes, it is highly likely that the bulk of white anti-Semites - and those who are not pro-Semitic* - will vote for Trump.

    (Black anti-Semites, of whom there are many, will vote for the Democrat, as always.)

    *One can be ambivalent, even troubled, about the role that Jews play in American society without hating Jews as a whole. One can ask, "Is what's good for the Jews good for the goys?", without being an anti-Semite.

  129. @Alfa158
    It's called cognitive dissonance. Matt worships black people and hates and fears the White Goys. He was beaten by the angels he loved, and no amount of pleading that he was on their side could stop them. With his ethnic and educational conditioning he could not allow himself to commit Crimethink, so his brain responds to the unrconciable dissonance by flipping reality and turning the beating into a vision of White Goys beating people like him. The human mind's imagination and flexibility has the unfortunate effect of allowing us to believe some of the damnedest things.

    Replies: @Opinionator, @Anonymous, @Alec Leamas

    No, it’s called, “Is it good for the jews?”

    There is no other principle in play.

  130. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Alfa158
    It's called cognitive dissonance. Matt worships black people and hates and fears the White Goys. He was beaten by the angels he loved, and no amount of pleading that he was on their side could stop them. With his ethnic and educational conditioning he could not allow himself to commit Crimethink, so his brain responds to the unrconciable dissonance by flipping reality and turning the beating into a vision of White Goys beating people like him. The human mind's imagination and flexibility has the unfortunate effect of allowing us to believe some of the damnedest things.

    Replies: @Opinionator, @Anonymous, @Alec Leamas

    I don’t think these sorts of convoluted explanations are necessary. Yglesias’s job consists of following the news all day and commenting on it. This basically means surfing the web and being on social media for most of his waking life. And for at least the past year and a half or so, this has also meant that Yglesias has been subjected to anti-Semitic harassment and abuse constantly on social media. In light of this, it’s not surprising that he’d feel threatened. Most people who are verbally attacked and harassed tend to feel threatened, especially if it’s constant.

    • Replies: @Opinionator
    @Anonymous

    this has also meant that Yglesias has been subjected to anti-Semitic harassment and abuse constantly on social media.

    He has been exposed to verbal criticism of his political party, the "jews." That is not harassment or abuse. Jews just aren't used to being criticized. They should get used to it.

  131. @MJMD
    Please, please, I'm begging, yet again, because I can't bear to filter through thousands of websites screeching over one another to proclaim their hostility to the Donald in this twenty-eight-day hate: what is really happening? Donald Trump's lecherousness is news, but Hillary Clinton's private intelligence network and total fidelity to a new world order pulled straight from the most fevered conspiracy theories isn't. Is this manufactured reality becoming actual reality? How do people not see what's happening? Am I crazy?

    This is only the second time in my life that I've felt this way: the first was the Alan Kurdi fiasco on September 2, 2015. A boy drowned, and it was very sad... but it wasn't news. As someone who'd done his best to follow every twist and turn in the Syrian civil war, I knew that children had been drowning or were being gassed or blown up by barrel bombs every single day for years, and yet suddenly Alan Kurdi wasn't just news but the only news story that day and the lead for nearly a week afterward. Within days Merkel had made her announcement letting in a million refugees.

    And now! Donald Trump is a lech, a male chauvinist pig, this isn't news, his supporters knew it when they nominated him, and it has very little to do with a mildly populist, nationalist message that would have been uncontroversial twenty years ago. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton's private correspondence reveals a creature straight from the fever dreams of Alex Jones. But Trump's taped comments are the only story, polls constructed to favour Democrats are the only story. I really don't want to believe this has been going on the whole time (although there are previous examples: I found the kerfuffle over the "Dean scream" back in 2004 completely incomprehensible, for one). I feel like this is new. It's become really obvious to me in a way it never was before. Will a significant number of Americans feel the same way come November 8th?

    Replies: @dr kill, @Chief Seattle

    Yes, but not enough.

  132. When considering the economic/cultural habits and outcomes of different parts of our society, there really isn’t any group that has less in common with black and latinos than American Jews.

    My mistake, I must’ve been in a hurry; I didn’t even notice the first clause. When you put it like that, yes, the differences between blacks and Jews are profound.

  133. I hope Trump wins and then steamrolls Paul Ryan for 4 years. Ryan is almost as loathsome and treacherous as John McCain (McCain’s whole family, really).

  134. @Discordiax
    The Shape of Things to Come.

    I predict that the Next Big Thing to go from unthinkable crazytalk to settled dogma will be the decriminalization of black crime. "Decriminalization" of marijuana has usually meant that laws against it stay on the books, but enforcement is drastically curtailed and you get a lot more of it.

    The Eye of Sauron has already fallen upon the schools in St Paul, MN, which are now forced to meet disparate impact standards in suspending students. It's not a huge leap to see disparate impact standards applied to prison sentences and/or felony convictions.
    Hillary Clinton will appoint a Supreme Court Justice to replace Scalia, giving the Democrats a reliable 5-vote majority. We're going to see the court take a sharp turn to the BLM left, details below. With gay marriage and trans*, we see how quickly the Overton window can shift when backed by the legal elites.

    Like Wayne Gretzky looking at where the puck is going, I see not only a reliable 5-vote Democratic majority. I also see Kennedy, Breyer and Ginsburg all 78 and older, likely to be replaced. So four justices appointed from 1986-1994 will be replaced by justices who are "woke" to the Current Year. (Not to mention the influence of the Supreme Court Law Clerks, who are fresh out of the elite legal academy.)

    Replies: @415 reasons, @Citizen of a Silly Country, @Jefferson, @fnn, @Buffalo Joe, @The Alarmist, @Opinionator, @Abe, @guest, @SMK, @Mr. Blank

    I predict that the Next Big Thing to go from unthinkable crazytalk to settled dogma will be the decriminalization of black crime.

    This is already a thing. Right now we’re just waiting for it to be made official. You could see the outlines of it forming during the Trayvon Martin controversy. When it became indisputable that Martin was beating the crap out of George Zimmerman and Zimmerman shot him in self-defense, the Left went and doubled down, and STILL kept trying to excuse it. You could tell that they wanted SO MUCH to just flatly declare that black people have a general right to attack any white person who annoys them, and white (or “white Hispanic”) people have a duty to sit there quietly and take it.

    The Left couldn’t summon the courage to come right out and make the argument then, but you could tell they wanted to. Now it’s only a matter of time. Eventually, Genius T. Coates will write a long essay in The Atlantic explaining that blacks have an actual, non-metaphorical “right” to break “the white man’s laws,” and that that ensuring they be allowed to do so is a great Civil Rights struggle, and the cat will be out of the bag.

    • Replies: @Alec Leamas
    @Mr. Blank


    The Left couldn’t summon the courage to come right out and make the argument then, but you could tell they wanted to. Now it’s only a matter of time. Eventually, Genius T. Coates will write a long essay in The Atlantic explaining that blacks have an actual, non-metaphorical “right” to break “the white man’s laws,” and that that ensuring they be allowed to do so is a great Civil Rights struggle, and the cat will be out of the bag.
     
    Uh, they did.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=44&v=OA9GsEja0Oc

  135. @guest
    @reiner Tor

    If he's 20 days off on when the election will be held, what else will be 20 days off? What if Trump shows up 20 days late to a summit with China? Is this man fit for office?

    Replies: @Joe Schmoe

    If he’s 20 days off on when the election will be held, what else will be 20 days off? What if Trump shows up 20 days late to a summit with China? Is this man fit for office?

    Maybe not.

    But Hilary definitely isn’t fit.

    So, at least there is a chance he might be fit.

  136. @ATX Hipster
    @reiner Tor

    Historically true, but how strong is the KKKrazy Glue?

    Prominent Jews are frantically trying to undo decades of Becoming White (as Matthew Weiner would say) because they see which way the wind is blowing. The question they need to ask themselves is: would your typical 'activist' burning down Charlotte be able to tell the difference? Would he even care?

    Replies: @reiner Tor, @Jim, @Just another guy with an opinion

    That’s a rational consideration, but I’m merely reporting the facts, not creating them. I’d also advise the Jews to stop the multicultural project, indeed, I’d have advised them against starting it even.

    As I just wrote a couple days ago on the Debate thread, if Jews were more freely criticized, it might at least have the advantage for them that they could reflect on that and understand why others might dislike them. It’s a useful thing, because humans are (to an extent) malleable and also flexible strategizers, who are capable of changing behavior to a remarkable extent. Therefore, probably, Jews would also be capable of changing their behavior in response to intense criticism. It would ultimately not be extremely harmful to them, especially since their present behavior is not only destructive, but also self-destructive, in no small part for the reason you just gave.

    • Replies: @Just another guy with an opinion
    @reiner Tor


    if Jews were more freely criticized, it might at least have the advantage for them that they could reflect on that and understand why others might dislike them.
     
    Jews are hated always, everywhere and by everyone. It's the burden of being the chosen people. In other words, gentiles hate Jews because of the special relationship they have with God, not for any supposed harms done by Jews to gentiles.
  137. 538 says Trump has a 13% chance of winning. Not to mention early voting has already started and absentee voting is always easy to scam.

    • Replies: @JerryC
    @George

    So you're saying there's a chance.

    , @AnonAnon
    @George

    Not falling for your demoralization shilling. Go correct the record somewhere else.

  138. @IHTG
    They're coming for San Fran!

    https://twitter.com/AP/status/786266973650972674

    Replies: @Opinionator, @Joe Schmoe

    Finally.

  139. @tyrone
    if mccain had fought half as hard as Trump he would be finishing his second blood soaked inglorious term right now

    Replies: @utu

    “if mccain had fought half as hard as Trump” – He could not. TPTB have lots of goods on McCain including his Hanoi Rose episode. He was selected to be not elected.

  140. @Anonymous
    @Alfa158

    I don't think these sorts of convoluted explanations are necessary. Yglesias's job consists of following the news all day and commenting on it. This basically means surfing the web and being on social media for most of his waking life. And for at least the past year and a half or so, this has also meant that Yglesias has been subjected to anti-Semitic harassment and abuse constantly on social media. In light of this, it's not surprising that he'd feel threatened. Most people who are verbally attacked and harassed tend to feel threatened, especially if it's constant.

    Replies: @Opinionator

    this has also meant that Yglesias has been subjected to anti-Semitic harassment and abuse constantly on social media.

    He has been exposed to verbal criticism of his political party, the “jews.” That is not harassment or abuse. Jews just aren’t used to being criticized. They should get used to it.

  141. Ross Douthat’s response to Yglesias’ lunacy is, if possible, even more disgusting than the original tweet.

  142. @Dain
    "Ironically, Yglesias, the number two man at Vox, was during the Obama administration in 2011 the victim of an angry two-man mob of blacks beating him with impunity in an anti-white racist hate crime while he walked home a mile north of the U.S. Capitol."

    That's depressing. So much for being mugged by reality. After such an event he STILL feels the same way. I can only guess it's because his entire career is invested in being progressive. Maybe the notion of being "mugged by reality" only applies to people less invested in their progressive beliefs, i.e. people not in high profile and especially media careers.

    Replies: @Joe Schmoe, @The Millennial Falcon

    That’s depressing. So much for being mugged by reality. After such an event he STILL feels the same way. I can only guess it’s because his entire career is invested in being progressive. Maybe the notion of being “mugged by reality” only applies to people less invested in their progressive beliefs, i.e. people not in high profile and especially media careers.

    He may not have changed his words, but I’ll bet his brain has learned some implicit bias and changed his behavior with regard to black male youth and where they may be found. He doesn’t even know.

  143. @IHTG
    They're coming for San Fran!

    https://twitter.com/AP/status/786266973650972674

    Replies: @Opinionator, @Joe Schmoe

    They’re coming for San Fran!

    sic ’em!

  144. @Dain
    "Ironically, Yglesias, the number two man at Vox, was during the Obama administration in 2011 the victim of an angry two-man mob of blacks beating him with impunity in an anti-white racist hate crime while he walked home a mile north of the U.S. Capitol."

    That's depressing. So much for being mugged by reality. After such an event he STILL feels the same way. I can only guess it's because his entire career is invested in being progressive. Maybe the notion of being "mugged by reality" only applies to people less invested in their progressive beliefs, i.e. people not in high profile and especially media careers.

    Replies: @Joe Schmoe, @The Millennial Falcon

    Better to be mugged once by reality than permanently deprived of status, standing and friends by betraying the fantasy.

    • Replies: @SFG
    @The Millennial Falcon

    That's exactly it. If he admits the truth he'll lose all his friends and perhaps his career. He might be able to make a living as a conservative on the 'reformed liberal' model...but he won't get invited to nearly as many parties.

    It is kind of like Havel's Greengrocer...but Havel's greengrocer never got to go to fancy parties and make good money, so you can't feel too sorry for Yglesias.

    Replies: @Alec Leamas

  145. @ATX Hipster
    @reiner Tor

    Historically true, but how strong is the KKKrazy Glue?

    Prominent Jews are frantically trying to undo decades of Becoming White (as Matthew Weiner would say) because they see which way the wind is blowing. The question they need to ask themselves is: would your typical 'activist' burning down Charlotte be able to tell the difference? Would he even care?

    Replies: @reiner Tor, @Jim, @Just another guy with an opinion

    Jews are deluding themselves if they think blacks are less hostile to them then they are to white gentiles. Jews are also deluding themselves if they think that that there will not be a lot of hostility to Israel in the coming multicultural paradise.

    • Replies: @Former Darfur
    @Jim

    The big Jews-that is, the Jews who really matter, who make the policy the rest of them and their goyische entourage may grumble a little bit about but will follow-correctly do not care what Blacks think or if Blacks hate Jews.

    Farrakhan hated Jews worse than Pierce did, still does, but Farrakhan was (and is) no threat to the Jewish power structure. Pierce could have been, had it not been for his own flaws and entanglements. Farrakhan is a manageable tool to help corral the little Jews and provide an example of "anti-'Semitism'" (sic).

    The Jews have specific excess cognitive power and specific excess political, economic and media influence. Blacks are on average 30+ IQ points lower than Ashkenazi Jews, and very few Blacks except sports and music/film/media personalities have any wealth. Blacks don't even own their own media outlets, and can't even really create their own indigenous leadership-Jackson and Shar-Pei could be replaced in weeks if they had to be.

    Hi-Lo vs Middle, for one thing.

    Also, Blacks, and mestizos and most Asians besides possibly (outside possibly) the Japanese, Koreans, or a Han Chinese elite, are no possible threat to Jewish hegemony. Whites-the smartest decile of whom are smarter than the top decile of Ashkenazim-exist in sufficient number and are sufficiently unpredictable-smart (in the ursine sense: see Elmer Keith's remarks on bear management) as to be a definite threat. In fact, within (but barely within, anymore) living memory an unruly batch of brown-bear Whites did give them a serious amount of trouble.

    From their standpoint, eliminating the White menace makes sense.

  146. @Mr. Blank
    @Discordiax


    I predict that the Next Big Thing to go from unthinkable crazytalk to settled dogma will be the decriminalization of black crime.
     
    This is already a thing. Right now we're just waiting for it to be made official. You could see the outlines of it forming during the Trayvon Martin controversy. When it became indisputable that Martin was beating the crap out of George Zimmerman and Zimmerman shot him in self-defense, the Left went and doubled down, and STILL kept trying to excuse it. You could tell that they wanted SO MUCH to just flatly declare that black people have a general right to attack any white person who annoys them, and white (or "white Hispanic") people have a duty to sit there quietly and take it.

    The Left couldn't summon the courage to come right out and make the argument then, but you could tell they wanted to. Now it's only a matter of time. Eventually, Genius T. Coates will write a long essay in The Atlantic explaining that blacks have an actual, non-metaphorical "right" to break "the white man's laws," and that that ensuring they be allowed to do so is a great Civil Rights struggle, and the cat will be out of the bag.

    Replies: @Alec Leamas

    The Left couldn’t summon the courage to come right out and make the argument then, but you could tell they wanted to. Now it’s only a matter of time. Eventually, Genius T. Coates will write a long essay in The Atlantic explaining that blacks have an actual, non-metaphorical “right” to break “the white man’s laws,” and that that ensuring they be allowed to do so is a great Civil Rights struggle, and the cat will be out of the bag.

    Uh, they did.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=44&v=OA9GsEja0Oc

  147. Anon • Disclaimer says:
    @reiner Tor
    @Arclight


    there really isn’t any group that has less in common with black and latinos than American Jews
     
    There is one thing in common: overwhelmingly voting for the Democrats.

    Replies: @Heliogabalus, @e, @Patrick Harris, @ATX Hipster, @Anon

    Back in 2000, a friend of the Hebraic faith and I were discussing the recent selection of Joe Lieberman to the Dem ticket. I said, “I can’t imagine black leaders are all that happy about the Dems picking a Jewish politician when they could have selected a Black one”. He got angry and insisted that the blacks and Jews are very tight and the selection of a Jewish politician would be a win for blacks as well given their common shared struggle.

  148. Vice thinks it’s ahead of the curve, they ponder stopping future Trumps, hint: Don’t let yokels vote.

    How Republicans Could Prevent the Rise of Future Trumps

    http://www.vice.com/read/how-will-the-gop-prevent-a-trump-sequel

    Vice thinks it’s over so stop paying attention to those annoying people:

    http://motherboard.vice.com/read/conjuring-the-alt-right

  149. Anonymous [AKA "Paideia"] says:

    are the polls not consistently showing that most people think HRC won the 2nd debate?

  150. Obviously Trump is reading these email releases.

    I imagine the final debate is going to be a nuclear firestorm with Trump hurling the best bits out there for a national audience and the moderator desperately trying to change the subject.

  151. @Opinionator
    @Discordiax

    I predict that the Next Big Thing to go from unthinkable crazytalk to settled dogma will be the decriminalization of black crime.

    Plausible. The trend could also come in the form of some kind of criminal amnesty.

    We may also see a devaluation of the concept of formal American citizenship and an expansion of the franchise to any person living in U.S. territory.

    Replies: @Discordiax

    Well, I think decriminalization of crime is a bigger affront to “common sense” than extending the franchise to noncitizen residents. (A Hillary Administration will sign an amnesty, with or without Congress, that will convert the illegal population into legal residents of one sort or another.)

  152. @Anonymous
    " Teen Beauty Queens Say Trump Walked In On Them Changing

    “Don’t worry, ladies, I’ve seen it all before.” "

    https://www.buzzfeed.com/kendalltaggart/teen-beauty-queens-say-trump-walked-in-on-them-changing

    Four women who competed in the 1997 Miss Teen USA beauty pageant said Donald Trump walked into the dressing room while contestants — some as young as 15 — were changing.

    “I remember putting on my dress really quick because I was like, ‘Oh my god, there’s a man in here,’” said Mariah Billado, the former Miss Vermont Teen USA.

    Trump, she recalled, said something like, “Don’t worry, ladies, I’ve seen it all before.”

    Three other women, who asked to remain anonymous for fear of getting engulfed in a media firestorm, also remembered Trump entering the dressing room while girls were changing. Two of them said the girls rushed to cover their bodies, with one calling it “shocking” and “creepy.” The third said she was clothed and introduced herself to Trump.

    “I’ll tell you the funniest is that I’ll go backstage before a show and everyone’s getting dressed,” Trump told Howard Stern in recordings released Saturday by CNN. “No men are anywhere, and I’m allowed to go in, because I’m the owner of the pageant and therefore I’m inspecting it. … ‘Is everyone OK?’ You know, they’re standing there with no clothes. ‘Is everybody OK?’ And you see these incredible looking women, and so I sort of get away with things like that.”

    Until now it was never alleged that this behavior extended to the teen pageant, in which contestants can be as old as 19 or as young as 14.
     

    Replies: @Pat Hannagan, @AnotherDad

    Yet women journos getting access to men’s locker rooms was a great advancement in human civilisation: This Is Why Female Sportswriters Can Go in Men’s Locker Rooms

    Why the NFL’s first female coach will make the locker room better

    Trump was just making Beauty Queen dressing rooms better. Hey, all toilets are now a gender-free zone, Trump was way ahead of the social-curve. I can’t see what the problem is, unless wymins no longer support gender-neutral bathrooms?

  153. anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Tim Howells
    Probably everyone has seen this, but just in case ... the Pussycaust looks like an attempted coup by the Ryan wing, rather than a Clinton op. Dan Senor, top advisor to Ryan and Romney likely is implicated. Details are fuzzy, but this rings true.

    RAMZPAUL
    http://www.ramzpaul.com/2016/10/gop-establishment-attempts-coup.html

    Jim Hoft
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/10/report-top-paul-ryan-advisor-leaked-trump-sex-talk-tape-wapo/

    Paul Joseph Watson
    http://www.infowars.com/did-paul-ryans-top-advisor-leak-the-trump-tape/

    Jack Posobiec (via RAMZPAUL)
    https://www.spreaker.com/user/mitchellvii/guest-only-jack-posobiec-10-11-explosive?utm_medium=widget&utm_source=user%3A8722068&utm_term=episode_title

    Replies: @anonymous, @Je Suis Omar Mateen, @Anonymous

    If you’re right, and I bet you are, then the big question is “What’s Next”?

    Since this Ryan/GOP /Romney tape-ploy failed, then the next step in the removal plot for the DJT-haters in the establishment is . . . what exactly?

    I’ve been predicting for months that if DJT can make it very close down the stretch, then an “event” will happen not to him, but instead to HRC.
    A convenient “lone-nut” DJT supporting fall-guy (complete with mental issues, including repeated contacts with a spooky psych-doc) has probably already been identified, ready to be “patsified”.

    The ensuing sympathy vote would guarantee a Dem victory.

    Whether I’m right or not, this attempted coup apparently failed. And Tim Howells, I bet you’re smart enough to know there is a “Plan B.”

    • Replies: @Matra
    @anonymous

    Whether I’m right or not, this attempted coup apparently failed

    If Trump wins I'll be disappointed in him if he does not go full Erdogan and purge them once and for all.

  154. @Verymuchalive
    Since Yglesias seems to be that peculiar mix, the Mestizo-Jew, maybe he does think that all Jews are non-white. Certainly, Mr Sailer has written several articles over the years how various Jews have used such claims for their own purposes.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    “the Mestizo-Jew”

    More Conquistador-American

    His Cuban-American grandfather was the film critic for The Daily Worker and later a Merck executive.

    • Replies: @SFG
    @Steve Sailer

    That is a deeply funny sequence of events. As Murray Rothbard said, 'What happened to the Communist Party? The Trotskyists went into academia and the Stalinists went into real estate!'

    Replies: @Hunsdon

  155. @George
    538 says Trump has a 13% chance of winning. Not to mention early voting has already started and absentee voting is always easy to scam.

    Replies: @JerryC, @AnonAnon

    So you’re saying there’s a chance.

  156. @Anonymous
    http://www.fox26houston.com/news/139328898-story

    Angry mob beats person of color with impunity.

    Replies: @Mike Sylwester

    The boy who got hit is named Sanchez, and he looks Hispanic.

    And Trump has not even been elected yet.

  157. @Marie
    Steve, I was wondering when you'd post this. I've been following this and laughing so hard - I wonder if alt-right Twitter should arrange an intervention for the legion of paranoid Jewish media people who *very seriously* believe they're under encroaching violence threat from white Christian America. Because, I mean, are you serious?!?! This guy got polar-bear-hunted by vibrant inner-city youth, for Christ's (no pun intended) sake! It's absolutely amazing to witness...but as you've said, if the nightmarish family stories of grandpa Rosenbaum getting blackballed from the country club back in the Thirties is an ongoing and preoccupying fantasy, then I guess any outbreaks of Youthful Vibrance by the cousins of Lil Wayne can thus be excused or minimized in favor of a fantasy narrative - Tim Tebows with pitchforks...

    Oh, and enjoy Kurt Eichenwald's meltdown

    Replies: @3stan, @AnotherDad

    Hooold up! Lil Wayne’s on record denouncing Al Sharprton explicitly, BLM implicitly, and is, in general, a highly intelligent MAN. Don’t drag him inta dis.

  158. @Anonymous
    any generic Republican would have defeated Hillary.

    Replies: @Hunsdon, @dr kill, @Flip, @Neil Templeton, @Seamus Padraig, @Charles Erwin Wilson

    So what? What have the generic Republicans ever done for us?

  159. @fnn
    @Discordiax


    It’s not a huge leap to see disparate impact standards applied to prison sentences and/or felony convictions.
     
    They already have that for the aboriginals in Canada. Maybe you're aware of that since you used a hockey metaphor and brought up the name of Wayne Gretzky.

    Replies: @Discordiax

    No, that’s something Sailer said talking about his prediction of World War T as the successor to World War G.

    Actually, after googling, it seems that it was Steve Jobs who said it a lot. I think I have shuffled elements of different memories together inaccurately.

  160. @Kylie
    @Buffalo Joe

    Agreed.

    Haven't seen many of your comments lately. Glad you're still here.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    Kylie, Thank you. So much to read lately, and assimilate. Strange times.

    • Agree: Kylie
  161. @Anonymous
    any generic Republican would have defeated Hillary.

    Replies: @Hunsdon, @dr kill, @Flip, @Neil Templeton, @Seamus Padraig, @Charles Erwin Wilson

    Certainly you are joking.

  162. @Jason Liu
    Honestly, I don't see much change even under a Trump administration. The man is mostly a moderate liberal, just with a male mentality. He says things that appeal to nationalism, but probably doesn't know anything about nationalist ideology. It's going to take more than Trump. He would need a team of nationalistic advisors, telling him to how to transform society and culture in a way that will shift the political climate towards right wing dominance in the future.

    What people like Yglesias should fear is not being beaten up by angry mobs, but having their livelihoods negated through systemic nationalist purges across academia, media, and business. Then they would have to drop the professional whiner bit, and find actual jobs that benefit society.

    Replies: @Former Darfur

    What people like Yglesias should fear is not being beaten up by angry mobs, but having their livelihoods negated through systemic nationalist purges across academia, media, and business. Then they would have to drop the professional whiner bit, and find actual jobs that benefit society.

    Pitchforks! Pitchforks!

  163. @anonymous
    @Tim Howells

    If you're right, and I bet you are, then the big question is "What's Next"?

    Since this Ryan/GOP /Romney tape-ploy failed, then the next step in the removal plot for the DJT-haters in the establishment is . . . what exactly?

    I've been predicting for months that if DJT can make it very close down the stretch, then an "event" will happen not to him, but instead to HRC.
    A convenient "lone-nut" DJT supporting fall-guy (complete with mental issues, including repeated contacts with a spooky psych-doc) has probably already been identified, ready to be "patsified".

    The ensuing sympathy vote would guarantee a Dem victory.

    Whether I'm right or not, this attempted coup apparently failed. And Tim Howells, I bet you're smart enough to know there is a "Plan B."

    Replies: @Matra

    Whether I’m right or not, this attempted coup apparently failed

    If Trump wins I’ll be disappointed in him if he does not go full Erdogan and purge them once and for all.

  164. @Jefferson
    @Discordiax

    "Hillary Clinton will appoint a Supreme Court Justice to replace Scalia, giving the Democrats a reliable 5-vote majority. We’re going to see the court take a sharp turn to the BLM left, details below. With gay marriage and trans*, we see how quickly the Overton window can shift when backed by the legal elites."

    I understand how open borders benefits the elites because of cheap domestic help and cheap labor. But how does out of control Negro crime benefit the elites in this country? More money for elites who operate bullet proof car companies and more money for elites who run home security companies? These businesses financially thrive in high crime Latin American nations.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Discordiax, @abner, @Anon, @guest

    The Obama Admin hasn’t dared go against the NYPD.

  165. @Alfa158
    It's called cognitive dissonance. Matt worships black people and hates and fears the White Goys. He was beaten by the angels he loved, and no amount of pleading that he was on their side could stop them. With his ethnic and educational conditioning he could not allow himself to commit Crimethink, so his brain responds to the unrconciable dissonance by flipping reality and turning the beating into a vision of White Goys beating people like him. The human mind's imagination and flexibility has the unfortunate effect of allowing us to believe some of the damnedest things.

    Replies: @Opinionator, @Anonymous, @Alec Leamas

    First, it’s “Who? Whom?” Black violence against Ygleasias isn’t useful to the project, while fabricated potential violence from Deplorable Basketkin is.

    Second, have little doubt that his faculties of rationalization could win a slew of fiction awards if put to productive use. He probably constructed long and intricate backstories for both of the youths involving overt racial oppressions and humiliations. A white guy deserved that beating, and they didn’t know he wasn’t really white which is why he got it.

    Next, if you held the butterball down and administered sodium pentothal he’d probably admit but only at that point that he doesn’t expect the same behavior from blacks.

    Finally, I think he understands that white goyim are capable of organized and effective violence while blacks and Hispanics are not. He’s not scared of random mindless beatings of Jews and blacks; he’s scared of what determined white men could do if motivated. He knows that his kind has to keep whites always on a back foot and in a defensive posture.

  166. @guest
    @Discordiax

    Speaking of MN, Minneapolis not long ago explicitly stopped enforcing an ordinance against spitting in public because of "disparate impact." Unsurprisingly, virtually every citation was against black male youffs. You "decriminalization" is already here, at least for petty things.

    Replies: @2Mintzin1

    Good grief.

    I did notice an odd habit the older Chinese have, on a visit to Manhattan’s Chinatown…they’ll spit on the sidewalk in a crowded place…and not just a minor ptooey, but really hawk one up.

    Africans (not African-Americans), even the women, have the same habit.
    Celebrate the diversity.

  167. OT, the Wikileaks dump is *highly* entertaining with a SJW-related keyword search. It seems this was the pleading call of a frustrated womyn friend of HRC, who co-chaired a lackluster fundraiser on the Vineyard and just knew that:

    “Hillary has yet to be introduced as who she really is – a woman feminist warrior” !

    Read the whole thing, it gets even better (Meryl Streep claiming that women all over the world are alive because HRC went to their village, put an arm around them and got a photo taken)

  168. @Jim
    @ATX Hipster

    Jews are deluding themselves if they think blacks are less hostile to them then they are to white gentiles. Jews are also deluding themselves if they think that that there will not be a lot of hostility to Israel in the coming multicultural paradise.

    Replies: @Former Darfur

    The big Jews-that is, the Jews who really matter, who make the policy the rest of them and their goyische entourage may grumble a little bit about but will follow-correctly do not care what Blacks think or if Blacks hate Jews.

    Farrakhan hated Jews worse than Pierce did, still does, but Farrakhan was (and is) no threat to the Jewish power structure. Pierce could have been, had it not been for his own flaws and entanglements. Farrakhan is a manageable tool to help corral the little Jews and provide an example of “anti-‘Semitism’” (sic).

    The Jews have specific excess cognitive power and specific excess political, economic and media influence. Blacks are on average 30+ IQ points lower than Ashkenazi Jews, and very few Blacks except sports and music/film/media personalities have any wealth. Blacks don’t even own their own media outlets, and can’t even really create their own indigenous leadership-Jackson and Shar-Pei could be replaced in weeks if they had to be.

    Hi-Lo vs Middle, for one thing.

    Also, Blacks, and mestizos and most Asians besides possibly (outside possibly) the Japanese, Koreans, or a Han Chinese elite, are no possible threat to Jewish hegemony. Whites-the smartest decile of whom are smarter than the top decile of Ashkenazim-exist in sufficient number and are sufficiently unpredictable-smart (in the ursine sense: see Elmer Keith’s remarks on bear management) as to be a definite threat. In fact, within (but barely within, anymore) living memory an unruly batch of brown-bear Whites did give them a serious amount of trouble.

    From their standpoint, eliminating the White menace makes sense.

  169. @George
    538 says Trump has a 13% chance of winning. Not to mention early voting has already started and absentee voting is always easy to scam.

    Replies: @JerryC, @AnonAnon

    Not falling for your demoralization shilling. Go correct the record somewhere else.

  170. @Jefferson
    @Discordiax

    "Hillary Clinton will appoint a Supreme Court Justice to replace Scalia, giving the Democrats a reliable 5-vote majority. We’re going to see the court take a sharp turn to the BLM left, details below. With gay marriage and trans*, we see how quickly the Overton window can shift when backed by the legal elites."

    I understand how open borders benefits the elites because of cheap domestic help and cheap labor. But how does out of control Negro crime benefit the elites in this country? More money for elites who operate bullet proof car companies and more money for elites who run home security companies? These businesses financially thrive in high crime Latin American nations.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Discordiax, @abner, @Anon, @guest

    Who benefits from black crime? You’re assuming that policy is created to serve certain outcomes that serve certain groups.

    That is the wrong perspective. Who benefits from forcing normal people to share their public bathrooms with mentally ill members of the opposite sex? The policy outcome is not the point, the process is the point. The point is to acquire status by hurling accusations of racism, and defend one’s status by forestalling accusations of racism; and creating and performing ever more elaborate spectacles of denunciation of Haven Monahan and his various privileges. (Partial exception for the black criminals who will take up the cry, in the interest of being free from police interference and prison, etc. But their voices are incidental–nobody cares what they say or think.)

    The reality that decriminalization of black crime will cause a massive increase in black crime and in black and white crime victims is beside the point. Assuming that the “woke” want black crime is as wrong as assuming that Apple wants to create poisonous toxic waste dumps when they put out a new iphone.

    • Replies: @Stephen R. Diamond
    @Discordiax


    share their public bathrooms with mentally ill members of the opposite sex
     
    Disagree with everything else in this post, but this is exactly right.
  171. @AnotherDad
    How does anyone write stuff like that and maintain any self-respect?

    I've been wrong about stuff--misjudged magnitude, severity, even flat out wrong that something's going to happen. (I'm still waiting for the inflation from the Fed's post crash money printing.) But i'd be embarrassed to put my name to something that is just lunacy, completely unsupported without even a smidgen of reality to justify it.

    Writing something like this is essentially an advertisement that:
    a) You essentially have *no* understanding of anything, most of all of the actual nation you're part of and how people behave in it.
    b) You're really a complete drama queen sort of pansy that jumps at his own shadow.
    or
    c) You're a complete hack who'll pen anything--even things you know are absolute embarrassing nonsense--to show "solidarity" with the narrative.

    I get the impression Ygelsias is all three. His beating was well deserved. There ought to be a price to being this callow, dishonest and boot licking.

    Replies: @Opinionator, @AnotherDad, @map

    If Hillary wins, then she will wage war on the deplorables.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @map

    "If Hillary wins, then she will wage war on the deplorables."

    ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

    , @Lugash
    @map

    We'll be political prisoners. I call top bunk in Barracks A at the Trayvon Martin Reeducation Center for Incorrigible Deplorables.

    Top kek zek.

    , @ben tillman
    @map


    If Hillary wins, then she will wage war on the deplorables.
     
    Thank God she's made it clear to the cops that she thinks they're among the deplorables.
  172. @Opinionator
    @Stan Adams

    And daughter-in-law, and grandchildren.

    But your comment is both weak and insulting. What if Trump didn't have in his immediate family people who believe they are jewish? Then this jew's libel would be justified? You should be able to defend Trump and the rest of us without relying on his son-in-law.

    Replies: @SFG, @Stan Adams

    You could argue saying that is morally wrong, but pointing out he has Jewish relatives by marriage (an awful lot) points out that it is factually wrong as well.

    • Replies: @Opinionator
    @SFG

    You could argue saying that is morally wrong, but pointing out he has Jewish relatives by marriage (an awful lot) points out that it is factually wrong as well.

    Having jewish relatives by marriage arguably makes it even more factually unlikely: from delusional to even more delusional.

    One should be able to address Yglesias's disgusting comment without groveling to jews that, b-b-but Trump has jewish family members. What does that imply about people who don't?

  173. @Steve Sailer
    @Verymuchalive

    "the Mestizo-Jew"

    More Conquistador-American

    His Cuban-American grandfather was the film critic for The Daily Worker and later a Merck executive.

    Replies: @SFG

    That is a deeply funny sequence of events. As Murray Rothbard said, ‘What happened to the Communist Party? The Trotskyists went into academia and the Stalinists went into real estate!’

    • Replies: @Hunsdon
    @SFG

    Nice!

  174. @bigduke6
    Jewish paranoia is truly an amazing thing to behold.

    Replies: @Bleuteaux

    Calling it paranoia really doesn’t do it justice. It’s pure loathing disguised by virtue signalling.

    • Replies: @lavoisier
    @Bleuteaux

    Brevity is the soul of wit--and wisdom.

  175. Douthat’s definitely right about Trump inevitable retreating from any real reform on immigration, trade, etc. Although I’ve always found the man’s writing highly derivative at the best of times, he functions pretty nicely as an opinion aggregator. Summaries of other people’s ideas and the appeal behind those ideas have always been his strong suits. Norman Podhoretz, Irving Kristol, and Whittaker Chambers must be spinning in their graves at the thought of conservatism being “defended” by such fetid apes as Brooks, Douthat, and Frum.

    • Replies: @vinteuil
    @eggheadshadhisnumber

    I strongly advise you to send me a letter of apology for your repeated libels against me. Obviously, you know my mailing address.

    Replies: @eggheadshadhisnumber

  176. @The Millennial Falcon
    @Dain

    Better to be mugged once by reality than permanently deprived of status, standing and friends by betraying the fantasy.

    Replies: @SFG

    That’s exactly it. If he admits the truth he’ll lose all his friends and perhaps his career. He might be able to make a living as a conservative on the ‘reformed liberal’ model…but he won’t get invited to nearly as many parties.

    It is kind of like Havel’s Greengrocer…but Havel’s greengrocer never got to go to fancy parties and make good money, so you can’t feel too sorry for Yglesias.

    • Replies: @Alec Leamas
    @SFG


    He might be able to make a living as a conservative on the ‘reformed liberal’ model…but he won’t get invited to nearly as many parties.
     
    You seem to believe that parties to which Yglesias and the made men of the juicebox mafia are invited would be worth attending . . . as parties.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZVdR19E5mU

    Replies: @SFG

  177. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Svigor
    Steve: re, Mattie's experience with mob violence from black bigots: liberals always project.

    Personally I don’t like Trump, but the hyperbole that is regularly employed against him inclines me to vote for him as a middle finger to the political establishment that holds so much of America in total contempt.
     
    Trump is not the world's most endearing person. But given what he's done this election, I give him a pass on his foibles and personal shortcomings.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    Trump is not the world’s most endearing person. But given what he’s done this election, I give him a pass on his foibles and personal shortcomings.

    I must be one the few conservatives who loves his character, his comments, his adolescent boy maturity. Dudes a national gem and I love him! I’ve never donated to a political before, but I did for this billionaire neophyte!

    • Replies: @Flip
    @Anonymous

    We should all be grateful that he took out Jeb!

  178. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Tiny Duck
    My own "most likely awful scenario" concerns involve roundups of Hispanics, imprisonment of Muslims but I see Matt's point

    This election cycle has proven that white males are violent are hateful. People of Color and allies (like me) have some tough choices to make

    This is why demographic change cannot come fast enough and why I encourage my female relatives and friends to have romantic relations with only Men of Color

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Anon, @Charles Erwin Wilson, @guest, @Antonymous

    “My own “most likely awful scenario” concerns involve roundups of Hispanics, imprisonment of Muslims but I see Matt’s point..”

    “This election cycle has proven that white males are violent…”

    -Yeah, those are very rational assumptions based on all those mobs of angry white men attacking innocent Hispanic men and women at Hillary rallies, and mobs of white men and women raising hell and looting, burning down cities .. oh wait.

    “This is why demographic change cannot come fast enough and why I encourage my female relatives and friends to have romantic relations with only Men of Color”

    – I expect just about all of your female relatives (and probably a number of the male ones, too) are already having romantic relations with MoC- you’re just trying to rationalize it. I doubt you have too many female friends though… even SJW women tend to be turned off by beta cuck guys bowing down to PC foolishness.

  179. @map
    @AnotherDad

    If Hillary wins, then she will wage war on the deplorables.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Lugash, @ben tillman

    “If Hillary wins, then she will wage war on the deplorables.”

    ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

  180. @SFG
    @The Millennial Falcon

    That's exactly it. If he admits the truth he'll lose all his friends and perhaps his career. He might be able to make a living as a conservative on the 'reformed liberal' model...but he won't get invited to nearly as many parties.

    It is kind of like Havel's Greengrocer...but Havel's greengrocer never got to go to fancy parties and make good money, so you can't feel too sorry for Yglesias.

    Replies: @Alec Leamas

    He might be able to make a living as a conservative on the ‘reformed liberal’ model…but he won’t get invited to nearly as many parties.

    You seem to believe that parties to which Yglesias and the made men of the juicebox mafia are invited would be worth attending . . . as parties.

    • Replies: @SFG
    @Alec Leamas

    You don't go to those parties to get drunk and hit on girls. You do it to meet important people who give you cushy gigs.

  181. @Tim Howells
    Probably everyone has seen this, but just in case ... the Pussycaust looks like an attempted coup by the Ryan wing, rather than a Clinton op. Dan Senor, top advisor to Ryan and Romney likely is implicated. Details are fuzzy, but this rings true.

    RAMZPAUL
    http://www.ramzpaul.com/2016/10/gop-establishment-attempts-coup.html

    Jim Hoft
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/10/report-top-paul-ryan-advisor-leaked-trump-sex-talk-tape-wapo/

    Paul Joseph Watson
    http://www.infowars.com/did-paul-ryans-top-advisor-leak-the-trump-tape/

    Jack Posobiec (via RAMZPAUL)
    https://www.spreaker.com/user/mitchellvii/guest-only-jack-posobiec-10-11-explosive?utm_medium=widget&utm_source=user%3A8722068&utm_term=episode_title

    Replies: @anonymous, @Je Suis Omar Mateen, @Anonymous

    “Probably everyone has seen this, but just in case … the Pussycaust looks like an attempted coup by the Ryan wing, rather than a Clinton op.”

    In meatspace I’ve been calling it Poondoggle. Gets a larf every time from men, women, and children alike. Okay, not so much the children.

  182. This stuff about the “locker-room” talk is pretty ridiculous. As far as I can see Trump was not in a locker room when he had these discussions with Billy Bush, so he was out of order, but that is really irrelevant, because this kind of talk is typical of men who are not getting much pussy talking tough to give other men the impression that they are at the same level of cocksmanship as the brothers Kennedy.

    Politicians are, for the most part, much too much in the public eye to make fact-finding trips to Thailand or Brazil or use stateside hookers on a regular basis, and if they do, they tend to get found out, like Eliot Spitzer or Governor Sanford from South Carolina, and various others like Gary Hart. It gets very frustrating for them, when they believe that due to their eminence and wealth they are entitled to pussy ad lib once their wives have dried up, so in many cases they end up humping the help, like Schwarzenegger and Clinton, or at least giving it a shot.

    Trump, to his credit, seems to have indulged in nothing worse that a bit of light serial monogamy and golf without seeking to emulate Tiger Woods in the bedroom.

    What really concerns me is that Hillary Clinton is going to start wars to show off her manhood, so I think I will vote for Trump as the lesser of two evils.

    • Replies: @Opinionator
    @Jonathan Mason

    As far as I can see Trump was not in a locker room when he had these discussions with Billy Bush, so he was out of order

    How exactly was Trump out of order? He said nothing demeaning of women and you apparently don't object to using the word pussy (even in public), as you've written it here yourself.

  183. @Tiny Duck
    My own "most likely awful scenario" concerns involve roundups of Hispanics, imprisonment of Muslims but I see Matt's point

    This election cycle has proven that white males are violent are hateful. People of Color and allies (like me) have some tough choices to make

    This is why demographic change cannot come fast enough and why I encourage my female relatives and friends to have romantic relations with only Men of Color

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Anon, @Charles Erwin Wilson, @guest, @Antonymous

    So you tell your female relatives and friends to go wandering alone in vibrant neighbourhoods?

    Well done, MillionDollarDuck.

  184. @Stan
    Is there anybody in the establishment media who will question CNBC/Comcast/(((Brian Roberts))) on the journalism ethics of John Harwood?

    Replies: @e

    Some Fox people have contacted him and “he hasn’t returned our calls or answered our emails.”

  185. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Tim Howells
    Probably everyone has seen this, but just in case ... the Pussycaust looks like an attempted coup by the Ryan wing, rather than a Clinton op. Dan Senor, top advisor to Ryan and Romney likely is implicated. Details are fuzzy, but this rings true.

    RAMZPAUL
    http://www.ramzpaul.com/2016/10/gop-establishment-attempts-coup.html

    Jim Hoft
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/10/report-top-paul-ryan-advisor-leaked-trump-sex-talk-tape-wapo/

    Paul Joseph Watson
    http://www.infowars.com/did-paul-ryans-top-advisor-leak-the-trump-tape/

    Jack Posobiec (via RAMZPAUL)
    https://www.spreaker.com/user/mitchellvii/guest-only-jack-posobiec-10-11-explosive?utm_medium=widget&utm_source=user%3A8722068&utm_term=episode_title

    Replies: @anonymous, @Je Suis Omar Mateen, @Anonymous

    Anyone who actually thinks about the whole thing, realizes its all just media hype.

    It’s ridiculous that we should place more value on Trump saying some locker room talk 11 years ago than whether or not we vote in someone who will promote illegal immigration, Muslim ‘refugee’ immigration, keep selling out our country to the highest bidder, etc.

    I expect the polls are going to turn out to be off, with a huge ‘Bradley effect’ in favor of Trump. Given the level of demonization of anyone connected to Trump, the majority of those ‘undecideds’ are almost certainly Trump voters. Think about it; what benefit is is to hide if you’re going to vote for Hillary? Most Hillaryheads flaunt it because the media, entertainment industry, etc all make it out like the ‘cool’ thing. Many Trump voters, on the other hand, have to hide their true feelings, either claim to be undecided, or perhaps even in some cases, claim to support Hillary to gain social perks. At the actual voting booth, behind the curtain, however, it’s an entirely different story….

  186. @Alec Leamas
    @SFG


    He might be able to make a living as a conservative on the ‘reformed liberal’ model…but he won’t get invited to nearly as many parties.
     
    You seem to believe that parties to which Yglesias and the made men of the juicebox mafia are invited would be worth attending . . . as parties.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZVdR19E5mU

    Replies: @SFG

    You don’t go to those parties to get drunk and hit on girls. You do it to meet important people who give you cushy gigs.

  187. I can bet that Matthew’s epiphany about his blood cell count happened way after he glided his mediocre, pure-vanilla ass through the Harvard admission proces while checking Lateeeno-Ashkenazi double whammy -bracket on the application.

    This wonderbread, con squeeze of salsa and slice of pastrami, had usurped a spot that could have otherwise gone to some genuine Venezuelan little match girl, a gifted Somali ‘fugie, or just another Nubian wunderkind:

    “…When I (M. Yglesias ) filled out my 2010 census form I was, like many Americans with Spanish surnames, a bit puzzled. Prompted to ask if I am “of Hispanic, Latino or Spanish origin” I said that I was. But it seems like a bit of a fraud..Back in the real world, though, I’m just another white dude.My three other grandparents are all of Eastern European Jewish extraction…..”

    http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2012/05/majority_minority_america_will_more_hispanics_and_asians_become_white_.html

    Mr. Yglesias, being a graduate from an Ivy League school, is probably intuitively familiar with some of these hate-facts & figures:

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CujV1w3W8AE7Evv.jpg

    • Replies: @Opinionator
    @bored identity

    Yglesias somewhere recently referred to his father (or himself) as "half Jewish, half Cuban". What the hell does that mean?

    I, too, would wager he checked Hispanic on his application,

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    , @lavoisier
    @bored identity

    Yglesias is one hundred percent FDA certified phony.

  188. It’s more likely that the mainstream media (and yes, it is totally fair to refer to them as a singular cartel at this point) is applying a strategy of ignoring Wikileaks by emphatically talking about anything and everything else in an effort to blunt the reach and effectiveness of the massive revelations, which if properly exposed and discussed in the mainstream media, would do enormous lasting damage to an already weak mainstream media, as well as potentially do serious damage to the Clinton campaign.

  189. @Jefferson
    @Discordiax

    "Hillary Clinton will appoint a Supreme Court Justice to replace Scalia, giving the Democrats a reliable 5-vote majority. We’re going to see the court take a sharp turn to the BLM left, details below. With gay marriage and trans*, we see how quickly the Overton window can shift when backed by the legal elites."

    I understand how open borders benefits the elites because of cheap domestic help and cheap labor. But how does out of control Negro crime benefit the elites in this country? More money for elites who operate bullet proof car companies and more money for elites who run home security companies? These businesses financially thrive in high crime Latin American nations.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Discordiax, @abner, @Anon, @guest

    The idea is to gentrify them out of city limits into the mass of peons before re-enacting the ’60s efflorescence of crime. This is one of those areas where the operational cynics were out-of-step with the true believers and may still be (e.g. the left may pull the crime trigger again before low-end blacks are ethnically cleansed from all important cities). The quiet acquiescence of the left to “tough on crime” stuff that came from them having to deal with general Taxi Driver urban decay and lawlessness in the ’60s and ’70s won’t happen with the carnage safely offstage outside of urban areas.

    There is also the Soros angle that wants to abolish state and municipal police in favor of an overweening federal police, which is the ultimate goal of payouts to BLM etc.

  190. @okie
    @Arclight

    i dont like Trump much , but the fact that Slate and the Gawker sites have been running the same stories with the same spin as NRO and Red-state about him for the last 8 months is enough to make you believe in a mono-party.
    If someone is actually different, it pulls those who have honest disagreements about policy but share a culture together in opposition. It is proof that the republican leadership and a significant part of their base, 10% or so of the electorate, has absorbed the Dem base culture they have swum in and cant embrace trump even tho he appeals to a decent majority of those who elected them. or who supports them and their business in case of the electorate.

    Mark Steyn just republished something he wrote mid 15, which shows why he is the pundit and i am just a commenter, he said

    "The problem is you can't out-asshole Donald Trump... Personally, I'd like it if Calvin Coolidge were on the ticket, or indeed the Marquess of Salisbury. But they've decided to sit out Campaign 2016, so one must take what one can get. And a citizenry that votes for an asshole is less deluded than one that votes for a messiah ...and, come to that, less damaging to republican virtue than voting for the previous guy's wife "

    I have real problems voting for the asshole, but his competition is just as destructive to the republic's fabric.

    Replies: @Anonym

    Trump may be an asshole, but he’s our asshole.

    That being said, as a third world rightist dictator (the types who are usually referred to by the above) he comes up very short. The US is not going to look like the set of 1982’s Missing, after a Trump victory.

    • Replies: @Hunsdon
    @Anonym

    You save that for second term! First rule of politics.

  191. @Tiny Duck
    The truth is this: white men are the scourge of the earth

    I know you guys would disagree with that statement but you know who would agree?

    Blacks, Latinos, white women, homosexuals, Jews, Muslims, the transgendered, immigrants, and even some white men

    Replies: @Louis Renault, @AnotherDad, @SFG, @Ace, @Eric Ruttencutter, @Bill

    white men are the scourge of the earth

    That’s right Mr. Duck. Just following this example:
    John 2:14-16

  192. @map
    @AnotherDad

    If Hillary wins, then she will wage war on the deplorables.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Lugash, @ben tillman

    We’ll be political prisoners. I call top bunk in Barracks A at the Trayvon Martin Reeducation Center for Incorrigible Deplorables.

    Top kek zek.

  193. Chris Hedges: It’s Our Bombs, Not Trump’s Comments, that Fuel Hatred Towards the United States

    • Replies: @Alec Leamas
    @utu

    Do you imagine that Sheik Mohammed Abdullah Rahollah Ibn Faisal Ali gets some mileage out of our boys being castrated and put in dresses?

    , @Charles Erwin Wilson
    @utu


    It’s Our Bombs, Not Trump’s Comments, that Fuel Hatred Towards the United States
     
    No. Modernity fuels their hatred. Their culture will be absorbed by modernity, and they won't be able to control their women anymore.

    Replies: @Opinionator, @ussr andy, @utu, @dfordoom

  194. @joeyjoejoe
    Yglesias is a genuine interesting/odd guy. I read him when he first got started-right after he graduated from Harvard (with a background in philosophy-whether major, or minor, I don't know). This was before he had any important position, and before he was mugged. Reading him then, you could see that he was trying to be a thinker for the Left: his plans were to blog and write philosophical, or intellectual, defenses of Liberalism.

    It was very interesting to see, in real time, the crumbling of that dream. One could read his blog, that I could see his attempts at philosophically-based argument being shot down (or at least legitimately questioned), for the first time. Givens at Harvard weren't so given in the outside world. You could see his liberal boilerplate (presented with a Harvard philosphical veneer) encountering contrary arguments for the first time, and his inability to counter, or even respond to it. His blog literally was a window into his mind, and you could watch that mind, full of Liberal idealism, encounter resistance, attempt to respond, and then give up and shift to Liberal activism. You see in real time his intellectual idealism collapse, and his intellectual dishonesty grow. That young, intelligent guy encountered uncomfortable truths, and rather than rethink his premises, he gave up his quest for truth.

    This preposterous tweet would have been impossible for a 23 year old Yglesias. But its the logical outcome of distinct choices that 25 year old Yglesias made.

    joeyjoejoe

    Replies: @27 year old, @Bill

    stop humanizing him

  195. @Josh Wexler
    This is really sad to me. It's a good example of what happens when you lose voices of disconfirmation around you.

    When Matthew Yglesias was writing his Moneybox column, it was one of the best things on the internet- a must read. Yglesias was imo the smartest, most eloquent, reasonable, and data driven progressive voice around. Certainly it's always a sign of worthy intelligence when someone can be critical of those who share one's ideological intuitions. But Yglesias was also a compelling advocate for progressivism who talked me talked me out of a good bit of my libertarian dogma (for which I'm very thankful) and for flat out explaining shit I knew nothing about (eg, why returning the gold standard is senseless).

    Of course, he's still very smart. But since joining Vox, his writing shows every sign of his becoming insulated in a bubble of like minded folk. You start to get away with saying fairly outrageous things because- even though your fellow travelers would know upon reflection that it's outrageous- no one has the incentive to check you on it. If I offered to bet Yglesias on his assertion (presuming Trump had a decent shot of actually winning), he'd walk it back immediately or make me lay him odds. But nobody at the Vox office would put that wager to him. It feels much better to slap each other on the back than to say "Weelll, I wouldn't go quite THAT far." Eventually the things you let yourself get away with thinking harden into actually beliefs.

    It's really easy to criticize Trump as a very terrible candidate on progressive (or libertarian or conservative) grounds. That Yglesias needs to base his argument in very unrealistic assumptions shows how far his analytic ability has slipped.

    Replies: @jimbo, @Jim Don Bob

    I’ve been reading him since it was just him on his own blog. Back then, his commentors were a lively and insightful bunch (almost up to Steve’s standards), and he even engaged with them. I’ve watched as he moved to ThinkProgress (where he completely stopped interacting, even though he still had good commentors) to Slate (where the commentor quality went way down, basically to a lot of leftists trying to out-snark each other) to Vox, it which the model is: “We talk, you listen: here’s why that matters.” The quality of both his writing and thinking went down each time.

    • Replies: @Charles Erwin Wilson
    @jimbo

    Whoa! You mean progressives don't progress? Progressives regress? That eugenicist-progressive Galton was correct? No way! You are destroying the narrative!

  196. Anon • Disclaimer says:
    @Jefferson
    @Discordiax

    "Hillary Clinton will appoint a Supreme Court Justice to replace Scalia, giving the Democrats a reliable 5-vote majority. We’re going to see the court take a sharp turn to the BLM left, details below. With gay marriage and trans*, we see how quickly the Overton window can shift when backed by the legal elites."

    I understand how open borders benefits the elites because of cheap domestic help and cheap labor. But how does out of control Negro crime benefit the elites in this country? More money for elites who operate bullet proof car companies and more money for elites who run home security companies? These businesses financially thrive in high crime Latin American nations.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Discordiax, @abner, @Anon, @guest

    The black crime is a side effect. What liberals want are blacks who are reliable members of the gimmedat crowd. Liberals want a dependent people who will vote Democratic because Democrats keep offering them free stuff. If blacks had jobs and paid taxes, they’d be throwing a fit about having to put up with a government that takes away their money via taxes, and they’d become Republicans in a flash.

    The black crime comes from having nothing to do and no money, combined with the mentality that everyone owes you everything, so of course it’s right to steal from everybody.

  197. @Tiny Duck
    My own "most likely awful scenario" concerns involve roundups of Hispanics, imprisonment of Muslims but I see Matt's point

    This election cycle has proven that white males are violent are hateful. People of Color and allies (like me) have some tough choices to make

    This is why demographic change cannot come fast enough and why I encourage my female relatives and friends to have romantic relations with only Men of Color

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Anon, @Charles Erwin Wilson, @guest, @Antonymous

    My own “most likely awful scenario” concerns involve roundups of Hispanics, imprisonment of Muslims

    That’s only if we can’t find you.

  198. @Svigor

    there really isn’t any group that has less in common with black and latinos than American Jews
     
    Jews have a lot in common with blacks. Politically, they're practically Siamese twins. Lots of parallels in their basic sociopolitical identities. I can expand at length, if you like.

    Replies: @PatrickH

    They both lack something.

  199. @Bill

    Personally I don’t like Trump, but the hyperbole that is regularly employed against him inclines me to vote for him as a middle finger to the political establishment that holds so much of America in total contempt.
     
    Exactly. Complaining about Trump's limitations is like complaining that the C-4 you are using to blow a hole in the wall has been dyed pink, and you don't like pink. The point-missing priority scramble is just awe-inspiring. It's irrelevant whether
    Trump is a buffoon or a genius.

    Replies: @AnotherDad

    Exactly. Complaining about Trump’s limitations is like complaining that the C-4 you are using to blow a hole in the wall has been dyed pink, and you don’t like pink. The point-missing priority scramble is just awe-inspiring. It’s irrelevant whether Trump is a buffoon or a genius.

    It’s absolutely not irrelevant that Trump is a buffoon and not a genius. He doesn’t even have to be a genius, if he was just capable of stating his nationalist positions coherently in a debate format and forcing this election to be about the national question he’d be 5 points ahead and headed to the White House.

    However, i love your analogy and in terms of support by nationalists it’s spot on.

    I’m taking my C4 Orange this year even though i don’t particularly like orange. Make America Great Again!

  200. @Anonymous
    any generic Republican would have defeated Hillary.

    Replies: @Hunsdon, @dr kill, @Flip, @Neil Templeton, @Seamus Padraig, @Charles Erwin Wilson

    I think Romney would be struggling. He would be unwilling to fight back against the Marxist press like Trump does.

  201. @Opinionator
    @Stan Adams

    And daughter-in-law, and grandchildren.

    But your comment is both weak and insulting. What if Trump didn't have in his immediate family people who believe they are jewish? Then this jew's libel would be justified? You should be able to defend Trump and the rest of us without relying on his son-in-law.

    Replies: @SFG, @Stan Adams

    I shouldn’t have to defend Trump from this nonsense, because anyone with half a brain should know that Yglesias’ mental excretions are bullshit. (Sadly, many voters have less than half a brain.)

    Yglesias’ paranoid delusions would be utterly unworthy of comment, were it not for the sad fact that so many seemingly-intelligent folks subscribe to his ludicrous, libelous characterization of Trump as a virulent anti-Semite.

    “OHMIGOD TRUMP WON THE SECOND DEBATE! THE GOYIM ARE COMING WITH THEIR PITCHFORKS! NEXT THING YOU KNOW THEY’LL BE BUILDING OVENS!”

    Trump is a man who has welcomed Jews into the deepest spheres of his personal and professional lives. If that’s not enough to shield him from bogus charges of anti-Semitism, then I don’t know what is.

    But, yes, it is highly likely that the bulk of white anti-Semites – and those who are not pro-Semitic* – will vote for Trump.

    (Black anti-Semites, of whom there are many, will vote for the Democrat, as always.)

    *One can be ambivalent, even troubled, about the role that Jews play in American society without hating Jews as a whole. One can ask, “Is what’s good for the Jews good for the goys?”, without being an anti-Semite.

  202. @Anonymous
    @Svigor


    Trump is not the world’s most endearing person. But given what he’s done this election, I give him a pass on his foibles and personal shortcomings.
     
    I must be one the few conservatives who loves his character, his comments, his adolescent boy maturity. Dudes a national gem and I love him! I've never donated to a political before, but I did for this billionaire neophyte!

    Replies: @Flip

    We should all be grateful that he took out Jeb!

  203. @Tiny Duck
    The truth is this: white men are the scourge of the earth

    I know you guys would disagree with that statement but you know who would agree?

    Blacks, Latinos, white women, homosexuals, Jews, Muslims, the transgendered, immigrants, and even some white men

    Replies: @Louis Renault, @AnotherDad, @SFG, @Ace, @Eric Ruttencutter, @Bill

    The truth is this: white men are the scourge of the earth

    And the only reasonable humane response is that we should be walled off in separate nations, free of

    Blacks, Latinos, white women, homosexuals, Jews, Muslims, the transgendered, immigrants, and even some white men

    only accompanied by white women who actually want to be there with us.

  204. @Tiny Duck
    The truth is this: white men are the scourge of the earth

    I know you guys would disagree with that statement but you know who would agree?

    Blacks, Latinos, white women, homosexuals, Jews, Muslims, the transgendered, immigrants, and even some white men

    Replies: @Louis Renault, @AnotherDad, @SFG, @Ace, @Eric Ruttencutter, @Bill

    Hablar por sí mismo, coño.

  205. @utu
    Chris Hedges: It’s Our Bombs, Not Trump’s Comments, that Fuel Hatred Towards the United States

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwV4wfTZJaY

    Replies: @Alec Leamas, @Charles Erwin Wilson

    Do you imagine that Sheik Mohammed Abdullah Rahollah Ibn Faisal Ali gets some mileage out of our boys being castrated and put in dresses?

  206. I devoutly hope Yglesias is right. (Can’t spell church.)

  207. @Tiny Duck
    The truth is this: white men are the scourge of the earth

    I know you guys would disagree with that statement but you know who would agree?

    Blacks, Latinos, white women, homosexuals, Jews, Muslims, the transgendered, immigrants, and even some white men

    Replies: @Louis Renault, @AnotherDad, @SFG, @Ace, @Eric Ruttencutter, @Bill

    Some sick thinking there, Tiny.

  208. @Marie
    Steve, I was wondering when you'd post this. I've been following this and laughing so hard - I wonder if alt-right Twitter should arrange an intervention for the legion of paranoid Jewish media people who *very seriously* believe they're under encroaching violence threat from white Christian America. Because, I mean, are you serious?!?! This guy got polar-bear-hunted by vibrant inner-city youth, for Christ's (no pun intended) sake! It's absolutely amazing to witness...but as you've said, if the nightmarish family stories of grandpa Rosenbaum getting blackballed from the country club back in the Thirties is an ongoing and preoccupying fantasy, then I guess any outbreaks of Youthful Vibrance by the cousins of Lil Wayne can thus be excused or minimized in favor of a fantasy narrative - Tim Tebows with pitchforks...

    Oh, and enjoy Kurt Eichenwald's meltdown

    Replies: @3stan, @AnotherDad

    It’s absolutely amazing to witness…but as you’ve said, if the nightmarish family stories of grandpa Rosenbaum getting blackballed from the country club back in the Thirties is an ongoing and preoccupying fantasy, …

    I’d bet Trump’s never been invited to join the Century Country Club despite his billions.

    Jews preferring to hang around other Jews–beautiful ethnic solidarity.

    WASPs preferring to hang around other WASPs–vile anti-Semitism!

    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
    @AnotherDad

    What I find funny about the whole country club brouhaha is that most of our grandparents didn't give a second thought to country clubs as they couldn't possibly have afforded the fees. But we're still supposed to feel bad about wealthier people whose amore propre was wounded.

    Replies: @Opinionator

  209. @Anonymous
    " Teen Beauty Queens Say Trump Walked In On Them Changing

    “Don’t worry, ladies, I’ve seen it all before.” "

    https://www.buzzfeed.com/kendalltaggart/teen-beauty-queens-say-trump-walked-in-on-them-changing

    Four women who competed in the 1997 Miss Teen USA beauty pageant said Donald Trump walked into the dressing room while contestants — some as young as 15 — were changing.

    “I remember putting on my dress really quick because I was like, ‘Oh my god, there’s a man in here,’” said Mariah Billado, the former Miss Vermont Teen USA.

    Trump, she recalled, said something like, “Don’t worry, ladies, I’ve seen it all before.”

    Three other women, who asked to remain anonymous for fear of getting engulfed in a media firestorm, also remembered Trump entering the dressing room while girls were changing. Two of them said the girls rushed to cover their bodies, with one calling it “shocking” and “creepy.” The third said she was clothed and introduced herself to Trump.

    “I’ll tell you the funniest is that I’ll go backstage before a show and everyone’s getting dressed,” Trump told Howard Stern in recordings released Saturday by CNN. “No men are anywhere, and I’m allowed to go in, because I’m the owner of the pageant and therefore I’m inspecting it. … ‘Is everyone OK?’ You know, they’re standing there with no clothes. ‘Is everybody OK?’ And you see these incredible looking women, and so I sort of get away with things like that.”

    Until now it was never alleged that this behavior extended to the teen pageant, in which contestants can be as old as 19 or as young as 14.
     

    Replies: @Pat Hannagan, @AnotherDad

    “I remember putting on my dress really quick because I was like, ‘Oh my god, there’s a man in here,’”

    She’s confused and biased. That was Denise Trump in the dressing room. Denise was just feeling very “girly” right then. This girl needs to get over her transphobia. That’s not who we are.

    • Replies: @SFG
    @AnotherDad

    Well, there was the bit with Rudy Giuliani in drag.

  210. Matt Yglesias for some reason fears punishment. Does he have a guilty conscience?

  211. @utu
    Chris Hedges: It’s Our Bombs, Not Trump’s Comments, that Fuel Hatred Towards the United States

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwV4wfTZJaY

    Replies: @Alec Leamas, @Charles Erwin Wilson

    It’s Our Bombs, Not Trump’s Comments, that Fuel Hatred Towards the United States

    No. Modernity fuels their hatred. Their culture will be absorbed by modernity, and they won’t be able to control their women anymore.

    • Replies: @Opinionator
    @Charles Erwin Wilson

    Mass murder (I am talking about US violence in the Middle East) and military invasion typically get a rise out of people. I think you've got to control for those powerful factors before bringing modernity into the picture.

    Replies: @Charles Erwin Wilson

    , @ussr andy
    @Charles Erwin Wilson

    modernity is more sexually egalitarian than what they have now.

    it is the bombs. Bombs and possibly wage labor, having to "trudge to the mill in the early morn" and work for someone who isn't a relative.

    Hedges, like Chomsky and Hobsbawm, is what the Left used to be about. I know it's popular in these quarters to dismiss Marxism as Jewish neuroses, but its analysis the dynamics between empire and colonies, and between the employer class and the proletariat, is spot on.

    Replies: @utu

    , @utu
    @Charles Erwin Wilson

    "Modernity fuels their hatred. Their culture will be absorbed by modernity, and they won’t be able to control their women anymore."

    This sounds like David "Spengler" Goldman. Are you his follower?

    Replies: @Charles Erwin Wilson

    , @dfordoom
    @Charles Erwin Wilson


    No. Modernity fuels their hatred. Their culture will be absorbed by modernity
     
    You mean they want to defend their own culture? How dare they! Why can't they just willingly destroy their own civilisation the way we've destroyed ours? We obviously need to keep dropping bombs on them until they agree to get with the program.

    Replies: @Charles Erwin Wilson

  212. @jimbo
    @Josh Wexler

    I've been reading him since it was just him on his own blog. Back then, his commentors were a lively and insightful bunch (almost up to Steve's standards), and he even engaged with them. I've watched as he moved to ThinkProgress (where he completely stopped interacting, even though he still had good commentors) to Slate (where the commentor quality went way down, basically to a lot of leftists trying to out-snark each other) to Vox, it which the model is: "We talk, you listen: here's why that matters." The quality of both his writing and thinking went down each time.

    Replies: @Charles Erwin Wilson

    Whoa! You mean progressives don’t progress? Progressives regress? That eugenicist-progressive Galton was correct? No way! You are destroying the narrative!

  213. @Tiny Duck
    The truth is this: white men are the scourge of the earth

    I know you guys would disagree with that statement but you know who would agree?

    Blacks, Latinos, white women, homosexuals, Jews, Muslims, the transgendered, immigrants, and even some white men

    Replies: @Louis Renault, @AnotherDad, @SFG, @Ace, @Eric Ruttencutter, @Bill

    Immigrants? Why are they so desperate to move here to live with the scourge of the earth? Maybe you need to go to the border to warn them

    • Agree: ben tillman
    • Replies: @Dee
    @Eric Ruttencutter

    Yep, the only places all the TD deplorables want to move to are the ones run by white guys; the shitholes they are leaving are all run by their fellow deplorables!

    TD, you really should show us all up and move to one of those deplorable shitholes you brag about. You deserve it.

  214. @AnotherDad
    @Anonymous


    “I remember putting on my dress really quick because I was like, ‘Oh my god, there’s a man in here,’”
     
    She's confused and biased. That was Denise Trump in the dressing room. Denise was just feeling very "girly" right then. This girl needs to get over her transphobia. That's not who we are.

    Replies: @SFG

    Well, there was the bit with Rudy Giuliani in drag.

  215. @AnotherDad
    @Marie


    It’s absolutely amazing to witness…but as you’ve said, if the nightmarish family stories of grandpa Rosenbaum getting blackballed from the country club back in the Thirties is an ongoing and preoccupying fantasy, ...
     
    I'd bet Trump's never been invited to join the Century Country Club despite his billions.

    Jews preferring to hang around other Jews--beautiful ethnic solidarity.

    WASPs preferring to hang around other WASPs--vile anti-Semitism!

    Replies: @Harry Baldwin

    What I find funny about the whole country club brouhaha is that most of our grandparents didn’t give a second thought to country clubs as they couldn’t possibly have afforded the fees. But we’re still supposed to feel bad about wealthier people whose amore propre was wounded.

    • Replies: @Opinionator
    @Harry Baldwin

    It's only a pretext anyway, Harry.

  216. @Jonathan Mason
    This stuff about the "locker-room" talk is pretty ridiculous. As far as I can see Trump was not in a locker room when he had these discussions with Billy Bush, so he was out of order, but that is really irrelevant, because this kind of talk is typical of men who are not getting much pussy talking tough to give other men the impression that they are at the same level of cocksmanship as the brothers Kennedy.

    Politicians are, for the most part, much too much in the public eye to make fact-finding trips to Thailand or Brazil or use stateside hookers on a regular basis, and if they do, they tend to get found out, like Eliot Spitzer or Governor Sanford from South Carolina, and various others like Gary Hart. It gets very frustrating for them, when they believe that due to their eminence and wealth they are entitled to pussy ad lib once their wives have dried up, so in many cases they end up humping the help, like Schwarzenegger and Clinton, or at least giving it a shot.

    Trump, to his credit, seems to have indulged in nothing worse that a bit of light serial monogamy and golf without seeking to emulate Tiger Woods in the bedroom.

    What really concerns me is that Hillary Clinton is going to start wars to show off her manhood, so I think I will vote for Trump as the lesser of two evils.

    Replies: @Opinionator

    As far as I can see Trump was not in a locker room when he had these discussions with Billy Bush, so he was out of order

    How exactly was Trump out of order? He said nothing demeaning of women and you apparently don’t object to using the word pussy (even in public), as you’ve written it here yourself.

  217. @Harry Baldwin
    @AnotherDad

    What I find funny about the whole country club brouhaha is that most of our grandparents didn't give a second thought to country clubs as they couldn't possibly have afforded the fees. But we're still supposed to feel bad about wealthier people whose amore propre was wounded.

    Replies: @Opinionator

    It’s only a pretext anyway, Harry.

  218. @Charles Erwin Wilson
    @utu


    It’s Our Bombs, Not Trump’s Comments, that Fuel Hatred Towards the United States
     
    No. Modernity fuels their hatred. Their culture will be absorbed by modernity, and they won't be able to control their women anymore.

    Replies: @Opinionator, @ussr andy, @utu, @dfordoom

    Mass murder (I am talking about US violence in the Middle East) and military invasion typically get a rise out of people. I think you’ve got to control for those powerful factors before bringing modernity into the picture.

    • Replies: @Charles Erwin Wilson
    @Opinionator

    Oh come on. The US Military is the gentlest imperial force since the British Empire. I oppose this absurd gentleness. Nevertheless, it is true that our armed forces deploy not as warfighters, but as administrative assistants to a bevy of left-wing lawyers, whose stupidity is never called to account.

    This is why they tell us we cannot win a guerrilla war, which is prima facile preposterous (cf. Apaches and Comanches, whose courage is not less than Afghans).

    Mass "murder"? You need to check your definitions. Kill and murder are not synonyms. But let me guess, you think that the atomic bombs were mass murder, the invasion of Europe was mass murder and what we did with island-hopping in the Pacific was mass murder.

    Easy to posit when you don't have to face an implacable enemy whose greatest aspiration is to die for the Emperor. Let us all be thankful you were not in charge December 7, 1941.

    Replies: @gzu

  219. @Numinous

    due to Trump winning the second debate
     
    Your glasses must be tinted deep crimson, Mr. Sailer. To me, Trump came off as a peevish clown. And what was all that wandering about on the stage and shadowing Hillary about? Creepy!

    Replies: @guest, @donut, @gzu

    “And what was all that wandering about on the stage and shadowing Hillary about? Creepy!”

    I was going to say these things are subjective, though based on the left’s reaction to the debate I’d say Trump definitely won. But there are different uses for debates. Trump was playing to his base, and a little bit to Bernie supporters. Hillary was playing more middle of the road–plus of course to her bread and butter: women and blacks–and that may be more effective ultimately, I don’t know.

    Nevermind, after reading the quoted segment of your post. You either watched it with a high fever, or you’re talking out the other side of your face. Trump paced a lot, like a caged lion. That’s not at all creepy.

    As for shadowing Hillary, please. This was a town hall. The candidates addressed audience members. The one shot I keep seeing feminist idiots freaking out over was when Clinton walked in front of Trump’s podium. What was he supposed to do? Walk over to her podium until she was finished? Sit down Indian!style on the floor so as not to loom?

  220. @ATX Hipster
    @reiner Tor

    Historically true, but how strong is the KKKrazy Glue?

    Prominent Jews are frantically trying to undo decades of Becoming White (as Matthew Weiner would say) because they see which way the wind is blowing. The question they need to ask themselves is: would your typical 'activist' burning down Charlotte be able to tell the difference? Would he even care?

    Replies: @reiner Tor, @Jim, @Just another guy with an opinion

    Prominent Jews are frantically trying to undo decades of Becoming White (as Matthew Weiner would say) because they see which way the wind is blowing. The question they need to ask themselves is: would your typical ‘activist’ burning down Charlotte be able to tell the difference? Would he even care?

    Of course they’ll tell the difference. Like the Angel of Death in Egypt striking gentiles but passing over Jews. It’s just a matter of marking themselves appropriately.

    • Replies: @celt darnell
    @Just another guy with an opinion

    Um, yeah. Not only are Jews palefaces, they're the wealthiest of the pale faces.

    They're going to need marking of an entirely different order come the hour of the Gimmedats.

    , @Anonymous
    @Just another guy with an opinion

    What, like Asa Yoelson (Al Jolson)?

  221. @map
    @AnotherDad

    If Hillary wins, then she will wage war on the deplorables.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Lugash, @ben tillman

    If Hillary wins, then she will wage war on the deplorables.

    Thank God she’s made it clear to the cops that she thinks they’re among the deplorables.

  222. @Anonymous
    any generic Republican would have defeated Hillary.

    Replies: @Hunsdon, @dr kill, @Flip, @Neil Templeton, @Seamus Padraig, @Charles Erwin Wilson

    Really? Trump got, say, 40% of the R electorate. So 60% of R’s not Trump. R’s and lean R’s have maybe 50-55% of national electorate. 60% of 55% is 33% of national. So how many of those Trump supporters would vote for the candidate who had promised in the Republican primary to undermine and carpet bomb their moral priorities?

  223. @reiner Tor
    @ATX Hipster

    That's a rational consideration, but I'm merely reporting the facts, not creating them. I'd also advise the Jews to stop the multicultural project, indeed, I'd have advised them against starting it even.

    As I just wrote a couple days ago on the Debate thread, if Jews were more freely criticized, it might at least have the advantage for them that they could reflect on that and understand why others might dislike them. It's a useful thing, because humans are (to an extent) malleable and also flexible strategizers, who are capable of changing behavior to a remarkable extent. Therefore, probably, Jews would also be capable of changing their behavior in response to intense criticism. It would ultimately not be extremely harmful to them, especially since their present behavior is not only destructive, but also self-destructive, in no small part for the reason you just gave.

    Replies: @Just another guy with an opinion

    if Jews were more freely criticized, it might at least have the advantage for them that they could reflect on that and understand why others might dislike them.

    Jews are hated always, everywhere and by everyone. It’s the burden of being the chosen people. In other words, gentiles hate Jews because of the special relationship they have with God, not for any supposed harms done by Jews to gentiles.

  224. @Charles Erwin Wilson
    @utu


    It’s Our Bombs, Not Trump’s Comments, that Fuel Hatred Towards the United States
     
    No. Modernity fuels their hatred. Their culture will be absorbed by modernity, and they won't be able to control their women anymore.

    Replies: @Opinionator, @ussr andy, @utu, @dfordoom

    modernity is more sexually egalitarian than what they have now.

    it is the bombs. Bombs and possibly wage labor, having to “trudge to the mill in the early morn” and work for someone who isn’t a relative.

    Hedges, like Chomsky and Hobsbawm, is what the Left used to be about. I know it’s popular in these quarters to dismiss Marxism as Jewish neuroses, but its analysis the dynamics between empire and colonies, and between the employer class and the proletariat, is spot on.

    • Replies: @utu
    @ussr andy

    "Hedges, like Chomsky and Hobsbawm, is what the Left used to be about. I know it’s popular in these quarters to dismiss Marxism as Jewish neuroses, but its analysis the dynamics between empire and colonies, and between the employer class and the proletariat, is spot on."

    Neoliberalism (and Jewish success in America) killed that kind of the left. Instead we got identity politics, gay marriage, etc.

  225. @Tiny Duck
    My own "most likely awful scenario" concerns involve roundups of Hispanics, imprisonment of Muslims but I see Matt's point

    This election cycle has proven that white males are violent are hateful. People of Color and allies (like me) have some tough choices to make

    This is why demographic change cannot come fast enough and why I encourage my female relatives and friends to have romantic relations with only Men of Color

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Anon, @Charles Erwin Wilson, @guest, @Antonymous

    Yes, whites are violent and hateful, because they blast malevolent mind rays at unsuspecting blacks and browns who come Trump rallies looking for a fight or shoot up gay clubs due to ambient homophobia. Also, because blacks are rioting and shutting down cities, often because of the actions of black cops.

    This is what the left calls “blaming the victim.” I could see you writing your post after the Dylan Roof shooting, and though it still wouldn’t be true at least it’d be comprehensible. I could also see you going the foreign policy route, the U.S. government is the world’s biggest terrorist organization, etc. But you didn’t. Just what are you talking about? Where is this white violence of which you speak?

  226. @bored identity
    I can bet that Matthew's epiphany about his blood cell count happened way after he glided his mediocre, pure-vanilla ass through the Harvard admission proces while checking Lateeeno-Ashkenazi double whammy -bracket on the application.

    This wonderbread, con squeeze of salsa and slice of pastrami, had usurped a spot that could have otherwise gone to some genuine Venezuelan little match girl, a gifted Somali 'fugie, or just another Nubian wunderkind:



    "...When I (M. Yglesias ) filled out my 2010 census form I was, like many Americans with Spanish surnames, a bit puzzled. Prompted to ask if I am “of Hispanic, Latino or Spanish origin” I said that I was. But it seems like a bit of a fraud..Back in the real world, though, I’m just another white dude.My three other grandparents are all of Eastern European Jewish extraction....."

    http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2012/05/majority_minority_america_will_more_hispanics_and_asians_become_white_.html

     

    Mr. Yglesias, being a graduate from an Ivy League school, is probably intuitively familiar with some of these hate-facts & figures:

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CujV1w3W8AE7Evv.jpg

    Replies: @Opinionator, @lavoisier

    Yglesias somewhere recently referred to his father (or himself) as “half Jewish, half Cuban”. What the hell does that mean?

    I, too, would wager he checked Hispanic on his application,

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Opinionator

    He's 3/4th Ashkenazi, 1/4th Cuban. Here's his Cuban grandfather's Wikipedia page:

    Jose Yglesias (November 29, 1919 – November 7, 1995)[1] was an American novelist and journalist.
    Contents [hide]
    1 Life and career
    2 Works
    3 References
    4 See also
    Life and career[edit]
    Yglesias was born in the Ybor City section of Tampa, Florida, and was of Cuban and Spanish descent. His father was from Galicia. He moved to New York City in 1937 and served in the United States Navy during World War II. He studied at Black Mountain College and was a film critic for The Daily Worker. He lived in New York City and Brooklin, Maine. From 1953 to 1963 he held an executive position at the pharmaceutical company Merck Sharp and Dohme.[2]
    He published fifteen books[1] and wrote articles for The New Yorker, Esquire, The New York Times Magazine and other periodicals. In 1968, he signed the “Writers and Editors War Tax Protest” pledge, vowing to refuse tax payments in protest against the Vietnam War.[3]
    Yglesias was the patriarch of a writing family, which in addition to his son, the novelist and screenwriter Rafael Yglesias, included his wife, Helen Yglesias, a novelist and editor, as well as his grandsons: blogger and author Matthew Yglesias, and Nicholas Yglesias, a novelist. He died on November 7, 1995, at Beth Israel Hospital in New York City from cancer.[2]

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

  227. @Opinionator
    @bored identity

    Yglesias somewhere recently referred to his father (or himself) as "half Jewish, half Cuban". What the hell does that mean?

    I, too, would wager he checked Hispanic on his application,

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    He’s 3/4th Ashkenazi, 1/4th Cuban. Here’s his Cuban grandfather’s Wikipedia page:

    Jose Yglesias (November 29, 1919 – November 7, 1995)[1] was an American novelist and journalist.
    Contents [hide]
    1 Life and career
    2 Works
    3 References
    4 See also
    Life and career[edit]
    Yglesias was born in the Ybor City section of Tampa, Florida, and was of Cuban and Spanish descent. His father was from Galicia. He moved to New York City in 1937 and served in the United States Navy during World War II. He studied at Black Mountain College and was a film critic for The Daily Worker. He lived in New York City and Brooklin, Maine. From 1953 to 1963 he held an executive position at the pharmaceutical company Merck Sharp and Dohme.[2]
    He published fifteen books[1] and wrote articles for The New Yorker, Esquire, The New York Times Magazine and other periodicals. In 1968, he signed the “Writers and Editors War Tax Protest” pledge, vowing to refuse tax payments in protest against the Vietnam War.[3]
    Yglesias was the patriarch of a writing family, which in addition to his son, the novelist and screenwriter Rafael Yglesias, included his wife, Helen Yglesias, a novelist and editor, as well as his grandsons: blogger and author Matthew Yglesias, and Nicholas Yglesias, a novelist. He died on November 7, 1995, at Beth Israel Hospital in New York City from cancer.[2]

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Steve Sailer

    I love the part about "a film critic for The Daily Worker"

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Clyde

  228. @Steve Sailer
    @Opinionator

    He's 3/4th Ashkenazi, 1/4th Cuban. Here's his Cuban grandfather's Wikipedia page:

    Jose Yglesias (November 29, 1919 – November 7, 1995)[1] was an American novelist and journalist.
    Contents [hide]
    1 Life and career
    2 Works
    3 References
    4 See also
    Life and career[edit]
    Yglesias was born in the Ybor City section of Tampa, Florida, and was of Cuban and Spanish descent. His father was from Galicia. He moved to New York City in 1937 and served in the United States Navy during World War II. He studied at Black Mountain College and was a film critic for The Daily Worker. He lived in New York City and Brooklin, Maine. From 1953 to 1963 he held an executive position at the pharmaceutical company Merck Sharp and Dohme.[2]
    He published fifteen books[1] and wrote articles for The New Yorker, Esquire, The New York Times Magazine and other periodicals. In 1968, he signed the “Writers and Editors War Tax Protest” pledge, vowing to refuse tax payments in protest against the Vietnam War.[3]
    Yglesias was the patriarch of a writing family, which in addition to his son, the novelist and screenwriter Rafael Yglesias, included his wife, Helen Yglesias, a novelist and editor, as well as his grandsons: blogger and author Matthew Yglesias, and Nicholas Yglesias, a novelist. He died on November 7, 1995, at Beth Israel Hospital in New York City from cancer.[2]

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    I love the part about “a film critic for The Daily Worker”

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Steve Sailer

    “A film critic for The Daily Worker”

    That sounds like a Coen Brothers movie.

    Replies: @bored identity, @bored identity

    , @Clyde
    @Steve Sailer


    I love the part about “a film critic for The Daily Worker”
     
    He had a more prestigious job than the movie critic for The Daily Worker. Old line communism was lots more fun than the sexual and racial communism of today. Old Joe Stalin? More laughs than a barrel of monkeys! He had knee slappers for every occasion including the Yalta summits.
  229. @The Z Blog
    Jim Pinkerton has an interesting take on all of this. I would not put him in the pro-Trump camp, but he is an anti-Progressive.

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/10/11/the-october-surprises-donald-trump-and-mike-pence-remind-us-that-this-is-a-change-election/

    Anyone alive back then has noticed the parallels to the political realignment that went on in the 70's, culminating in the Reagan landslide. The difference is the establishment today is more ruthless and has a tighter grip on levers of power. In 1980 they were not throwing college boys in jail for having an authorized penis on campus. That and Reagan was a better politician and had a better understanding of his opponent.

    Even so, the ground is shifting. For a couple of decades we have been a 1.3 party system. The Liberal Democrats plus two-thirds of the GOP versus the rest. The number of people without a party representing their interests has reached a critical mass.

    Replies: @guest

    The Reagan Revolution was real, but it was superficial. That is, it was on the purely political level. Republican ideology was realigned, but American governance was basically unchanged. I don’t think Trump will change much either, but he represents a more fundamental challenge. Trump anticipates the right’s shift to anti-globalism (in trade and foreign policy) and identity politics.

    This is what scares the left. That has been their domain alone for a long, long time. And they had to fight for it, literally. If the movement Trump anticipates is to pass, it will require violence. Because the left always projects, and always, always is ahead of the right tactically, it takes the potential for the right to go full brownshirt as a foregone conclusion. Or pretends to, for rhetorical effect.

  230. @Steve Sailer
    @Steve Sailer

    I love the part about "a film critic for The Daily Worker"

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Clyde

    “A film critic for The Daily Worker”

    That sounds like a Coen Brothers movie.

    • Replies: @bored identity
    @Steve Sailer

    I think it's pronounced Co-en Brothers....like Kal-el and stuff...

    For more information on this topic, visit Nietzsche's Home Page:

    http://www.babynames.com/Names/namepix.php?id=8644

    , @bored identity
    @Steve Sailer

    And, once upon a time there was something called:
    World Tourists, Inc./Уорлд Туристс, Инк

    The grandsons and granddaughters of these globetrotting tour-operators are, thanks for asking, alive and kickin'.

    The name of the company maybe have changed, but the staffing is run by the same HR co-department.

    But,let's not talk about it, and instead help our kids with their homework on despicable Joe McCarthy's binge-drinking induced insanity that caused Putin's Syria war crimes and the gay exodus in Crimea.

    (Tony Kushner is grabbing his typewriter, as we speak!)



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




    https://archive.org/stream/FBISilvermasterFile/FBI%20File%20Silvermaster%20Part%20146%20October%201948#page/n0/mode/2up

    The year 1927 saw the establishment of an institution with which Jacob Golos would later become intimately connected in the United States, a Communist Party-sponsored travel agency called World Tourists, Inc..[7] Originally started as an economic venture intended to help subsidize the Communist Party's press,[7] the firm ultimately served not only as the coordinator of propaganda tours to the Soviet Union but also as a mechanism for facilitating the transit of party officials and Soviet agents back and forth between the USSR and the USA, sometimes under the cover of falsified documentation.


    https://www.bizapedia.com/ca/world-tourists-inc.html

     

  231. @Nico
    PS: what Yglesias, et al are really afraid of is the loss of their jobs.

    Replies: @guest

    That’s what motivates anti-Trump Republicans and conservative hacks, but you’d think a guy like Yglesias would welcome Trump with open arms, like stand-up comedians must be. Trump is good press. He will in the very least do interesting things. Plus, you won’t have to hold your tongue as the MSM has with Obama.

    • Replies: @Nico
    @guest


    Plus, you won’t have to hold your tongue as the MSM has with Obama.
     
    The fallacy in your argument is the supposition that the Obama-Clinton capons in the MSM have any first principles beyond themselves and the spectacular displays of the ideologies they identify with.

    The first black POTUS is an end in itself.

    The first woman POTUS is an end in itself.

    LGBTQWERTY types parading around Middle America in their underwear with impunity is an end in itself.

    They frankly don't care what destruction they wreck if these ends are fulfilled.

    A right-wing president but especially a Trump would require them to feign caring about actual, concrete problems as well as to research at a minimum such problems. In other words, do actual work above and beyond writing state propaganda copy as they are currently doing, and probably for less money.
  232. @Marcus
    Yglesias and Klein both utterly talentless even by millennial standards, yet they somehow have enough cache in "journalism" to found their own site? This is #jewishprivilege

    Replies: @guest

    There is a shocking amount of spelling and grammatical errors in the Yglesias pieces I’ve seen. I assume there’s enough marketable content within to have made him an internet name. But I can’t imagine who reads it regularly.

    At some point you can’t even call it writing. More like a rushed college student’s first draft of an essay due tomorrow

  233. @AnotherDad
    @AnotherDad

    There are some legitimate questions concerning post-election violence.

    1) Trump Wins -- more BLM rioting
    If Trump wins i expect more BLM rioting. However, i also expect that Trump's AG won't be out cop hunting, so the cops will be back on the beat and the crime bump will tamper down. But that of necessity--necessity generated by the criminals--requires police shootings of armed black criminals and--necessity generated by Soros\BLM\leftists\HBD--black protests and riots. So it will be a bumpy, very racially contentious road back to sanity.

    2) Hillary Wins -- ???
    I legitimately don't know. Two broad buckets.
    a) Post-election Soros\Democrats\Hillary\BLM call off the dogs because hey, Hillary has been elected and is working on it. We know at least the media will comply by no longer playing up every one of these cop-shoots-armed-black-criminal as the great oppression of our age. The question is though ... are they still in control enough to do so? I strongly suspect--with Hillary's usual competence, the answer is "no".
    And Hillary's attempt to root out all the cops "implicit bias" means a lot more depolicing and a climbing murder rate, even if the protests do taper down.
    or
    b) The protests are encouraged to continue as part of the "permanent revolution". Hillary can use them to get Justice Department interventions. The problem here is the effect of all this will be to sap police morale, encourage depolicing leading a rising crime rate, plus the riots. This won't play well with ... anyone.

    Trump, excepting just claiming "law and order" mantle, has explicitly shied away from wading into this morass. (He thinks he'll chip away at the black vote or be more acceptable to "nice white ladies".) I think he's made a mistake and should have tied Hillary to--blamed her explicit for riots and an extra 1500 murders a year and her promoting black "the police are hunting us" grievance being the sleaziest politics of all time. (More nice white lady votes in that i think.)

    But this would be a good question for Hillary. What happens after the election. It sure looks like she's going to harass the police, leading to an even bigger Ferguson effect, more depolicing and more murder. But if she can snap her fingers and turn off the BLM riots ... then why hasn't she done that already? Pretty sleazy.

    Replies: @Whiskey, @Jim Don Bob

    Hillary’s political hero is the same as Obama’s. Chairman Mao. Both want/wanted a permanent Cultural Revolution, to keep rivals at bay and allow a bunch of chumps, excuse me young people, to humiliate not only personal rivals but anyone and everyone that might be just above a peasant.

    Now, as a practical matter Hillary! has no Red Guards ready to go, but rather just BLM. They alone are ready to get into it, invade Middle and Working class White spaces and humiliate them and force them to grovel to Chairwoman Hillary! All hail the glorious Helmswoman! The smartest woman in the world.

    Hillary, like Mao, has dynastic considerations. She must prepare the way for Chairwoman Chelsea, the Second Smartest Woman in the world, in a hereditary dynasty like that of the Kims in North Korea. All hail our glorious Helmswoman in the waiting!

    This of course will not end well, because Chairman Mao did not say, mobilize the Uighurs or Hui against the Han, not being completely insane and stupid. That cannot be said for Hillary.

    I still can’t figure why they want a war with Russia? Its insane, risky, and for WHAT? Make Syria safe for ISIS?

  234. @ussr andy
    @Charles Erwin Wilson

    modernity is more sexually egalitarian than what they have now.

    it is the bombs. Bombs and possibly wage labor, having to "trudge to the mill in the early morn" and work for someone who isn't a relative.

    Hedges, like Chomsky and Hobsbawm, is what the Left used to be about. I know it's popular in these quarters to dismiss Marxism as Jewish neuroses, but its analysis the dynamics between empire and colonies, and between the employer class and the proletariat, is spot on.

    Replies: @utu

    “Hedges, like Chomsky and Hobsbawm, is what the Left used to be about. I know it’s popular in these quarters to dismiss Marxism as Jewish neuroses, but its analysis the dynamics between empire and colonies, and between the employer class and the proletariat, is spot on.”

    Neoliberalism (and Jewish success in America) killed that kind of the left. Instead we got identity politics, gay marriage, etc.

  235. @Charles Erwin Wilson
    @utu


    It’s Our Bombs, Not Trump’s Comments, that Fuel Hatred Towards the United States
     
    No. Modernity fuels their hatred. Their culture will be absorbed by modernity, and they won't be able to control their women anymore.

    Replies: @Opinionator, @ussr andy, @utu, @dfordoom

    “Modernity fuels their hatred. Their culture will be absorbed by modernity, and they won’t be able to control their women anymore.”

    This sounds like David “Spengler” Goldman. Are you his follower?

    • Replies: @Charles Erwin Wilson
    @utu


    This sounds like David “Spengler” Goldman. Are you his follower?
     
    No I am not, but I might be if I knew more about him. I'll look him up when I have time (which will be after the 2020 election.)

    Modernity has steam-rolled many indigenous cultures - including mine. In many ways it sucks. But that bell cannot be unrung.

    Replies: @Opinionator

  236. @Jefferson
    @Discordiax

    "Hillary Clinton will appoint a Supreme Court Justice to replace Scalia, giving the Democrats a reliable 5-vote majority. We’re going to see the court take a sharp turn to the BLM left, details below. With gay marriage and trans*, we see how quickly the Overton window can shift when backed by the legal elites."

    I understand how open borders benefits the elites because of cheap domestic help and cheap labor. But how does out of control Negro crime benefit the elites in this country? More money for elites who operate bullet proof car companies and more money for elites who run home security companies? These businesses financially thrive in high crime Latin American nations.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Discordiax, @abner, @Anon, @guest

    Think of feral blacks as shock troops. They’re there when they need them, physically. They’re also an ever-present justification for everything under the sun. They call it the Gap. The Gap will never be closed, and in the meantime we must do whatever is necessary to close it. It’s like a blank check.

    Whatever damage they cause, and the bill is massive, can’t possibly outweigh the benefit.

  237. @Just another guy with an opinion
    @ATX Hipster


    Prominent Jews are frantically trying to undo decades of Becoming White (as Matthew Weiner would say) because they see which way the wind is blowing. The question they need to ask themselves is: would your typical ‘activist’ burning down Charlotte be able to tell the difference? Would he even care?
     
    Of course they'll tell the difference. Like the Angel of Death in Egypt striking gentiles but passing over Jews. It's just a matter of marking themselves appropriately.

    Replies: @celt darnell, @Anonymous

    Um, yeah. Not only are Jews palefaces, they’re the wealthiest of the pale faces.

    They’re going to need marking of an entirely different order come the hour of the Gimmedats.

  238. @Charles Erwin Wilson
    @utu


    It’s Our Bombs, Not Trump’s Comments, that Fuel Hatred Towards the United States
     
    No. Modernity fuels their hatred. Their culture will be absorbed by modernity, and they won't be able to control their women anymore.

    Replies: @Opinionator, @ussr andy, @utu, @dfordoom

    No. Modernity fuels their hatred. Their culture will be absorbed by modernity

    You mean they want to defend their own culture? How dare they! Why can’t they just willingly destroy their own civilisation the way we’ve destroyed ours? We obviously need to keep dropping bombs on them until they agree to get with the program.

    • Replies: @Charles Erwin Wilson
    @dfordoom


    We obviously need to keep dropping bombs on them until they agree to get with the program
     
    Get them to confiscate the TVs, shut off the cable systems, jam the radio broadcasts and protect their people from information. Yes, a total embargo. Do all that, and when it fails let us revisit the issue.

    Bombs have nothing to do with this.
  239. @Anonymous
    any generic Republican would have defeated Hillary.

    Replies: @Hunsdon, @dr kill, @Flip, @Neil Templeton, @Seamus Padraig, @Charles Erwin Wilson

    any generic Republican would have defeated Hillary.

    And would have been not much different from Hellary: open borders, shoveling more money at Wall Street, more war in the ME, etc. Who needs that?

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Seamus Padraig

    Hillary just dreams of a hemispheric common market. Jeb lives for it.

  240. @Seamus Padraig
    @Anonymous


    any generic Republican would have defeated Hillary.
     
    And would have been not much different from Hellary: open borders, shoveling more money at Wall Street, more war in the ME, etc. Who needs that?

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    Hillary just dreams of a hemispheric common market. Jeb lives for it.

  241. @Steve Sailer
    @Steve Sailer

    I love the part about "a film critic for The Daily Worker"

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Clyde

    I love the part about “a film critic for The Daily Worker”

    He had a more prestigious job than the movie critic for The Daily Worker. Old line communism was lots more fun than the sexual and racial communism of today. Old Joe Stalin? More laughs than a barrel of monkeys! He had knee slappers for every occasion including the Yalta summits.

  242. @Just another guy with an opinion
    @ATX Hipster


    Prominent Jews are frantically trying to undo decades of Becoming White (as Matthew Weiner would say) because they see which way the wind is blowing. The question they need to ask themselves is: would your typical ‘activist’ burning down Charlotte be able to tell the difference? Would he even care?
     
    Of course they'll tell the difference. Like the Angel of Death in Egypt striking gentiles but passing over Jews. It's just a matter of marking themselves appropriately.

    Replies: @celt darnell, @Anonymous

    What, like Asa Yoelson (Al Jolson)?

  243. @Numinous

    due to Trump winning the second debate
     
    Your glasses must be tinted deep crimson, Mr. Sailer. To me, Trump came off as a peevish clown. And what was all that wandering about on the stage and shadowing Hillary about? Creepy!

    Replies: @guest, @donut, @gzu

  244. @MJMD
    Please, please, I'm begging, yet again, because I can't bear to filter through thousands of websites screeching over one another to proclaim their hostility to the Donald in this twenty-eight-day hate: what is really happening? Donald Trump's lecherousness is news, but Hillary Clinton's private intelligence network and total fidelity to a new world order pulled straight from the most fevered conspiracy theories isn't. Is this manufactured reality becoming actual reality? How do people not see what's happening? Am I crazy?

    This is only the second time in my life that I've felt this way: the first was the Alan Kurdi fiasco on September 2, 2015. A boy drowned, and it was very sad... but it wasn't news. As someone who'd done his best to follow every twist and turn in the Syrian civil war, I knew that children had been drowning or were being gassed or blown up by barrel bombs every single day for years, and yet suddenly Alan Kurdi wasn't just news but the only news story that day and the lead for nearly a week afterward. Within days Merkel had made her announcement letting in a million refugees.

    And now! Donald Trump is a lech, a male chauvinist pig, this isn't news, his supporters knew it when they nominated him, and it has very little to do with a mildly populist, nationalist message that would have been uncontroversial twenty years ago. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton's private correspondence reveals a creature straight from the fever dreams of Alex Jones. But Trump's taped comments are the only story, polls constructed to favour Democrats are the only story. I really don't want to believe this has been going on the whole time (although there are previous examples: I found the kerfuffle over the "Dean scream" back in 2004 completely incomprehensible, for one). I feel like this is new. It's become really obvious to me in a way it never was before. Will a significant number of Americans feel the same way come November 8th?

    Replies: @dr kill, @Chief Seattle

    As far as the news media being crazy, I came up with a saying a few years ago that when the editorial pages of the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal agree then the American people are about to get screwed. It happened during the Iraq war. It happened during TARP. And now it’s happening again during the Trumpening. It really is a useful shorthand for when word comes on high that the media is to promote a particular agenda. The rest of the time the editorial boards are free to promote whatever sexual rights agenda or flat tax nonsense that they’d like. In this case I haven’t actually read any editorials in the Wall Street Journal bashing Trump, but I’ve seen enough for the cover of the national review to know which way the wind blows.

  245. @Steve Sailer
    @Steve Sailer

    “A film critic for The Daily Worker”

    That sounds like a Coen Brothers movie.

    Replies: @bored identity, @bored identity

    I think it’s pronounced Co-en Brothers….like Kal-el and stuff…

    For more information on this topic, visit Nietzsche’s Home Page:

    http://www.babynames.com/Names/namepix.php?id=8644

  246. @SFG
    @Steve Sailer

    That is a deeply funny sequence of events. As Murray Rothbard said, 'What happened to the Communist Party? The Trotskyists went into academia and the Stalinists went into real estate!'

    Replies: @Hunsdon

    Nice!

  247. @Anonym
    @okie

    Trump may be an asshole, but he's our asshole.

    That being said, as a third world rightist dictator (the types who are usually referred to by the above) he comes up very short. The US is not going to look like the set of 1982's Missing, after a Trump victory.

    Replies: @Hunsdon

    You save that for second term! First rule of politics.

  248. @JAGiven
    @DCThrowback

    The Mainstream now tells us that "people decided" and "polls show" that Trump lost the first debate. But the day after the debate, polls showed that Trump won the debate.

    Doesn't this mean that we don't Really know yet who won the second debate? One predicts that in a week or so, a new poll will show that "the American people" have decided that Trump lost the second debate also.

    It requires the passing of time to explain to people what conclusions they came to-

    Replies: @JAGiven

    Trump won the second debate according to polls and many talking heads.

    Yet Politico will claim today that Trump lost the second debate.

    I predicted this act of one-week revisionism, based on the fact that verdicts on the first debate passed through exactly the same sequence.

    You might think you know what you think. But you could be wrong. Have to wait for the latest polls to be sure-

  249. @SFG
    @Opinionator

    You could argue saying that is morally wrong, but pointing out he has Jewish relatives by marriage (an awful lot) points out that it is factually wrong as well.

    Replies: @Opinionator

    You could argue saying that is morally wrong, but pointing out he has Jewish relatives by marriage (an awful lot) points out that it is factually wrong as well.

    Having jewish relatives by marriage arguably makes it even more factually unlikely: from delusional to even more delusional.

    One should be able to address Yglesias’s disgusting comment without groveling to jews that, b-b-but Trump has jewish family members. What does that imply about people who don’t?

  250. @Eric Ruttencutter
    @Tiny Duck

    Immigrants? Why are they so desperate to move here to live with the scourge of the earth? Maybe you need to go to the border to warn them

    Replies: @Dee

    Yep, the only places all the TD deplorables want to move to are the ones run by white guys; the shitholes they are leaving are all run by their fellow deplorables!

    TD, you really should show us all up and move to one of those deplorable shitholes you brag about. You deserve it.

  251. @Steve Sailer
    @Steve Sailer

    “A film critic for The Daily Worker”

    That sounds like a Coen Brothers movie.

    Replies: @bored identity, @bored identity

    And, once upon a time there was something called:
    World Tourists, Inc./Уорлд Туристс, Инк

    The grandsons and granddaughters of these globetrotting tour-operators are, thanks for asking, alive and kickin’.

    The name of the company maybe have changed, but the staffing is run by the same HR co-department.

    But,let’s not talk about it, and instead help our kids with their homework on despicable Joe McCarthy’s binge-drinking induced insanity that caused Putin’s Syria war crimes and the gay exodus in Crimea.

    (Tony Kushner is grabbing his typewriter, as we speak!)

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

    https://archive.org/stream/FBISilvermasterFile/FBI%20File%20Silvermaster%20Part%20146%20October%201948#page/n0/mode/2up

    The year 1927 saw the establishment of an institution with which Jacob Golos would later become intimately connected in the United States, a Communist Party-sponsored travel agency called World Tourists, Inc..[7] Originally started as an economic venture intended to help subsidize the Communist Party’s press,[7] the firm ultimately served not only as the coordinator of propaganda tours to the Soviet Union but also as a mechanism for facilitating the transit of party officials and Soviet agents back and forth between the USSR and the USA, sometimes under the cover of falsified documentation.

    https://www.bizapedia.com/ca/world-tourists-inc.html

  252. If he’s 20 days off on when the election will be held, what else will be 20 days off? What if Trump shows up 20 days late to a summit with China? Is this man fit for office?

    Even if it were a real error, and not simply a verbal typo, 20 days is less than 10% of a year. So, he was less than ten percent off. Hussein, on the other hand, thought there are 58 states in the US, which is 16% off.

    And we just lived through 8 years of that empty suit’s presidency, so a Trump administration will be an improvement.

    He has been exposed to verbal criticism of his political party, the “jews.” That is not harassment or abuse. Jews just aren’t used to being criticized. They should get used to it.

    Amen.

    He may not have changed his words, but I’ll bet his brain has learned some implicit bias and changed his behavior with regard to black male youth and where they may be found. He doesn’t even know.

    Or he’s changed consciously, but he’s too venal, cowardly, and immoral to make any external changes.

    Back in 2000, a friend of the Hebraic faith and I were discussing the recent selection of Joe Lieberman to the Dem ticket. I said, “I can’t imagine black leaders are all that happy about the Dems picking a Jewish politician when they could have selected a Black one”. He got angry and insisted that the blacks and Jews are very tight and the selection of a Jewish politician would be a win for blacks as well given their common shared struggle.

    So, at least one Jew agrees with me.

    I must be one the few conservatives who loves his character, his comments, his adolescent boy maturity. Dudes a national gem and I love him! I’ve never donated to a political before, but I did for this billionaire neophyte!

    I tend to agree, but I can see how many would reasonably feel otherwise.

    Has it actually tightened? Trump sure does have a way of making people overreact, like the GOPe did on Friday.

    They were all primed and ready for something, anything, to overreact to. That’s what traitors do.

    Jesse says:
    October 12, 2016 at 1:43 pm GMT • 100 Words

    (5) They know they deserve it.

    Donald Trump polls very strongly with Italians, Germans, and Whites who simply report their ancestry as American.

    https://www.buzzfeed.com/peteraldhous/trump-and-the-white-vote?utm_term=.lnnqx4G6W#.cjm6PXj42

    Crooked Hildabeast fares better with the Irish, Scottish, and English.

    So, Jews not white?

    P.S., If I had the time, I’d hang my head in shame, on behalf of my fellow Britons.

    His Cuban-American grandfather was the film critic for The Daily Worker and later a Merck executive.

    Conquistador-Americans who promote socialism for Latin America deserve to be shot. See Venezuela.

    I used to wonder what it would have been like to live behind the Iron Curtain in the 70s. At least from a media culture perspective, I don’t wonder any longer.

    OMG, please don’t say “Cultural Marxism.” Just don’t.

    Typical liberal hysterics when they’re losing. I saw the same thing thing when Florida and several other states were going to pass their concealed carry permit laws. The Left predicted massive wave of murders because CCW would force criminals to kill everyone on sight and citizens would be going Barney Fife on people.

    Liberals are misanthropes. They have to be, to justify something as incompetent as gov’t taking over everything.

    Blacks are on average 30+ IQ points lower than Ashkenazi Jews

    If you mean American blacks, the number is more like 22.

    Matt Yglesias for some reason fears punishment. Does he have a guilty conscience?

    Blow that up and you have an ethnic profile.

  253. @Josh Wexler
    This is really sad to me. It's a good example of what happens when you lose voices of disconfirmation around you.

    When Matthew Yglesias was writing his Moneybox column, it was one of the best things on the internet- a must read. Yglesias was imo the smartest, most eloquent, reasonable, and data driven progressive voice around. Certainly it's always a sign of worthy intelligence when someone can be critical of those who share one's ideological intuitions. But Yglesias was also a compelling advocate for progressivism who talked me talked me out of a good bit of my libertarian dogma (for which I'm very thankful) and for flat out explaining shit I knew nothing about (eg, why returning the gold standard is senseless).

    Of course, he's still very smart. But since joining Vox, his writing shows every sign of his becoming insulated in a bubble of like minded folk. You start to get away with saying fairly outrageous things because- even though your fellow travelers would know upon reflection that it's outrageous- no one has the incentive to check you on it. If I offered to bet Yglesias on his assertion (presuming Trump had a decent shot of actually winning), he'd walk it back immediately or make me lay him odds. But nobody at the Vox office would put that wager to him. It feels much better to slap each other on the back than to say "Weelll, I wouldn't go quite THAT far." Eventually the things you let yourself get away with thinking harden into actually beliefs.

    It's really easy to criticize Trump as a very terrible candidate on progressive (or libertarian or conservative) grounds. That Yglesias needs to base his argument in very unrealistic assumptions shows how far his analytic ability has slipped.

    Replies: @jimbo, @Jim Don Bob

    Vox is for people who think Ezra Klein (“The issue with the Constitution is that the text is confusing because it was written more than a hundred years ago . . .”) is an intellectual.

  254. @AnotherDad
    @AnotherDad

    There are some legitimate questions concerning post-election violence.

    1) Trump Wins -- more BLM rioting
    If Trump wins i expect more BLM rioting. However, i also expect that Trump's AG won't be out cop hunting, so the cops will be back on the beat and the crime bump will tamper down. But that of necessity--necessity generated by the criminals--requires police shootings of armed black criminals and--necessity generated by Soros\BLM\leftists\HBD--black protests and riots. So it will be a bumpy, very racially contentious road back to sanity.

    2) Hillary Wins -- ???
    I legitimately don't know. Two broad buckets.
    a) Post-election Soros\Democrats\Hillary\BLM call off the dogs because hey, Hillary has been elected and is working on it. We know at least the media will comply by no longer playing up every one of these cop-shoots-armed-black-criminal as the great oppression of our age. The question is though ... are they still in control enough to do so? I strongly suspect--with Hillary's usual competence, the answer is "no".
    And Hillary's attempt to root out all the cops "implicit bias" means a lot more depolicing and a climbing murder rate, even if the protests do taper down.
    or
    b) The protests are encouraged to continue as part of the "permanent revolution". Hillary can use them to get Justice Department interventions. The problem here is the effect of all this will be to sap police morale, encourage depolicing leading a rising crime rate, plus the riots. This won't play well with ... anyone.

    Trump, excepting just claiming "law and order" mantle, has explicitly shied away from wading into this morass. (He thinks he'll chip away at the black vote or be more acceptable to "nice white ladies".) I think he's made a mistake and should have tied Hillary to--blamed her explicit for riots and an extra 1500 murders a year and her promoting black "the police are hunting us" grievance being the sleaziest politics of all time. (More nice white lady votes in that i think.)

    But this would be a good question for Hillary. What happens after the election. It sure looks like she's going to harass the police, leading to an even bigger Ferguson effect, more depolicing and more murder. But if she can snap her fingers and turn off the BLM riots ... then why hasn't she done that already? Pretty sleazy.

    Replies: @Whiskey, @Jim Don Bob

    Wrt HRC’s competence, this is still an evergreen: http://www.j-bradford-delong.net/movable_type/2003_archives/001600.html.

    Start about halfway down. Steve’s March 2016 article is the top find when you Google “brad delong hillary”.

    The problem with letting Genies out of the bottle is that often you can’t put them back in, and Bad Things Happen. Ask Robespierre. Or the Bolsheviks.

  255. @Opinionator
    @AnotherDad

    We are already experiencing inflation: Prices are far higher than they should be.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Jim Don Bob

    Yep. 6 oz cans of tuna are now 5 oz, 1/2 pound of cheese is now 7 oz, etc., but no change in the CPI!

    • Replies: @Opinionator
    @Jim Don Bob

    I could swear packaging has been getting smaller. Does anyone formally keep tabs on this.

    That is only part of my point, however. I contend that at constant volumes (or other measure of value), prices should be lower than they are now. A price decline that should have happened but did not because of government manipulation of demand and money supply is equivalent to government-fueled inflation.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  256. Is there some glitch going on?

    Some comments are unpublished (Tiny Duck’s trolling goes quite smoothly,right?) ,while the others are popping-up with a 5-6 hours delay.

    Who do I need to…

  257. @Anonymous
    Perhaps the 'worst' that could happen under a Trump administration is a general rehabilition of the 'lewd' Benny Hill, endless Benny Hill reruns on TV and official Benny Hill festivals.

    Before the Trumped-up comments, 'lewd' was only ever a word I heard prefacing Benny Hill, or perhaps Hustler magazine 'humor' sections.

    Replies: @Anonymous Nephew

    “Before the Trumped-up comments, ‘lewd’ was only ever a word I heard prefacing Benny Hill, or perhaps Hustler magazine ‘humor’ sections.”

    Acts 17:5

    “But the Jews which believed not, moved with envy, took unto them certain lewd fellows of the baser sort, and gathered a company, and set all the city on an uproar, and assaulted the house of Jason, and sought to bring them out to the people. “

    (Whoever mentioned the WSJ and Murdoch, the Japanese-owned Financial Times is just as bad. Their staff are tweeting snarky stuff about Trump all day.)

    • Replies: @reiner Tor
    @Anonymous Nephew


    the Japanese-owned Financial Times is just as bad
     
    But at least it's easy to understand, Trump has over the decades many times stated he wanted to impose crippling tariffs on Japanese imports. The Japanese don't want Trump to succeed.
  258. @Anonymous Nephew
    @Anonymous

    "Before the Trumped-up comments, ‘lewd’ was only ever a word I heard prefacing Benny Hill, or perhaps Hustler magazine ‘humor’ sections."

    Acts 17:5


    "But the Jews which believed not, moved with envy, took unto them certain lewd fellows of the baser sort, and gathered a company, and set all the city on an uproar, and assaulted the house of Jason, and sought to bring them out to the people. "
     
    (Whoever mentioned the WSJ and Murdoch, the Japanese-owned Financial Times is just as bad. Their staff are tweeting snarky stuff about Trump all day.)

    Replies: @reiner Tor

    the Japanese-owned Financial Times is just as bad

    But at least it’s easy to understand, Trump has over the decades many times stated he wanted to impose crippling tariffs on Japanese imports. The Japanese don’t want Trump to succeed.

  259. @Tiny Duck
    The truth is this: white men are the scourge of the earth

    I know you guys would disagree with that statement but you know who would agree?

    Blacks, Latinos, white women, homosexuals, Jews, Muslims, the transgendered, immigrants, and even some white men

    Replies: @Louis Renault, @AnotherDad, @SFG, @Ace, @Eric Ruttencutter, @Bill

    How do you make yourself do this? I’m like physically incapable of trolling like you do. I can pretend to be more right wing than I actually am, but pretending to be Tim Wise? How do?

  260. @joeyjoejoe
    Yglesias is a genuine interesting/odd guy. I read him when he first got started-right after he graduated from Harvard (with a background in philosophy-whether major, or minor, I don't know). This was before he had any important position, and before he was mugged. Reading him then, you could see that he was trying to be a thinker for the Left: his plans were to blog and write philosophical, or intellectual, defenses of Liberalism.

    It was very interesting to see, in real time, the crumbling of that dream. One could read his blog, that I could see his attempts at philosophically-based argument being shot down (or at least legitimately questioned), for the first time. Givens at Harvard weren't so given in the outside world. You could see his liberal boilerplate (presented with a Harvard philosphical veneer) encountering contrary arguments for the first time, and his inability to counter, or even respond to it. His blog literally was a window into his mind, and you could watch that mind, full of Liberal idealism, encounter resistance, attempt to respond, and then give up and shift to Liberal activism. You see in real time his intellectual idealism collapse, and his intellectual dishonesty grow. That young, intelligent guy encountered uncomfortable truths, and rather than rethink his premises, he gave up his quest for truth.

    This preposterous tweet would have been impossible for a 23 year old Yglesias. But its the logical outcome of distinct choices that 25 year old Yglesias made.

    joeyjoejoe

    Replies: @27 year old, @Bill

    There was, long ago, this fantastic blog called Left2Right. The blog was run by a bunch of reasonably accomplished leftoid legal and humanist academics. The stated purpose of the blog was to provide a venue for leftists to explain to rightists that leftism was correct.

    Just admire the mindset. Can you imagine thinking that public discourse in the US does not feature enough lecturing by leftoids to rightoids? Can you imagine anyone thinking that?

    Anyway, the blog traced a similar path to the one you describe for Yglesias’s. For whatever crazy reason, they had a comment section which they (mostly) only moderated for vulgarity and direct personal attacks. As a result, they did badly in the whole arguing with righty thing, often in devastating fashion. So, then the blog deteriorated into a place for lefty academics mindlessly to echo liberal Democratic talking points. Then, it died.

    • Replies: @vinteuil
    @Bill

    I remember. The blog was started by some of my old prof.s at the U. Mich. Philosophy Dept. I commented there for a while. Turned out they didn't much like being questioned.

    So long ago.

    Replies: @ben tillman

    , @Neil Templeton
    @Bill

    Rational argument requires a set of accepted premises. Given commonly accepted "old timey" premises, conservatives win logical argument. The arguments have been developed over thousands of years, and human preferences remain constant, so the "conservative" position is the empirically established position. Progressives must show that "times have changed" and either the premises or conclusions no longer hold. Since even less adept humans have some capacity for logic, a winning strategy for Progressives is to control the definition of premises in order to introduce magical thinking. "These conclusions no longer hold! We have evolved! We are empowered! We will share our fantastic power with those who believe! For the others, we shall destroy them."

    Replies: @guest

  261. @abner
    Another big thing is that fear of wikileaks is certainly making these people switch heavily to live phone calls, which must significantly increase distress and cut down on the efficiency of their conspiracies.

    Replies: @Bill

    How hackable do you think all those conference call services are, GoToMeeting and all that crap? Cell phone transmissions? Everything is mediated by computers.

  262. @Jesse
    (1) Why is he equating Jews and "people of color"? No sane person can deny that Jews aren't just white, they're super white. And I personally like and admire them, but the trans-racial fantasizing is NOT healthy and needs to be mocked out of them.

    (2) It's borderline sexual. That's the only way of putting it. They seem aroused - even in a non sexual sense, that's what it is - at the idea of big, mean (gentile) whites going around beating them and the righteous bruthas/black bodies up.

    It adds drama to their lives, if nothing else, and on some level they have to know it's not true so they can enjoy the frisson rather than worrying about actual bodily harm like, say, getting walloped for daring to walk down the streets in DC. Is it displacement? He's trying to distract from his real life humiliation by pretending he's part of some bigger violence that he can attach meaning to?

    (3) Talking to someone outside the bubble might help, buddy.

    (4) Seriously, just who precisely does he think will be attacking Jews? He's not actively low IQ, so what precisely is going on here?

    Replies: @Antonymous

    “(4) Seriously, just who precisely does he think will be attacking Jews? He’s not actively low IQ, so what precisely is going on here?”

    Projection, unfortunately. It’s what he’d like to do (or have done) to Trump supporters.

  263. @Tiny Duck
    My own "most likely awful scenario" concerns involve roundups of Hispanics, imprisonment of Muslims but I see Matt's point

    This election cycle has proven that white males are violent are hateful. People of Color and allies (like me) have some tough choices to make

    This is why demographic change cannot come fast enough and why I encourage my female relatives and friends to have romantic relations with only Men of Color

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Anon, @Charles Erwin Wilson, @guest, @Antonymous

    This theme of biracial children as punishment for white malfeasance is very revealing, Tiny Duck. You expect the issuing children “of color” to betray and perhaps hate their white family. And you expect white women to brainlessly serve as incubators for “demographic change.” Good luck with that. You’ll attract self-hating liberals and not much else. And treating men “of color” and their seed as punishment — isn’t this deep-seated racism against your “allies”?

  264. @Discordiax
    @Jefferson

    Who benefits from black crime? You're assuming that policy is created to serve certain outcomes that serve certain groups.

    That is the wrong perspective. Who benefits from forcing normal people to share their public bathrooms with mentally ill members of the opposite sex? The policy outcome is not the point, the process is the point. The point is to acquire status by hurling accusations of racism, and defend one's status by forestalling accusations of racism; and creating and performing ever more elaborate spectacles of denunciation of Haven Monahan and his various privileges. (Partial exception for the black criminals who will take up the cry, in the interest of being free from police interference and prison, etc. But their voices are incidental--nobody cares what they say or think.)

    The reality that decriminalization of black crime will cause a massive increase in black crime and in black and white crime victims is beside the point. Assuming that the "woke" want black crime is as wrong as assuming that Apple wants to create poisonous toxic waste dumps when they put out a new iphone.

    Replies: @Stephen R. Diamond

    share their public bathrooms with mentally ill members of the opposite sex

    Disagree with everything else in this post, but this is exactly right.

  265. Trump’s come back in British markets overnight to $4 or $5. Currently $5.75 Sportsbet.

    Other news: Tony Abbott says Donald Trump’s policies are ‘reasonable enough’ and his voters are not deplorables

    “The point that I want to make is that the vast majority of Trump supporters are not deplorables, they really aren’t,” he said.

    “They are decent people who want to see change inside their country and that’s fair enough.”

    But Mr Abbott defended Mr Trump’s policies, which include building a wall between Mexico and the United States to repel migrants, as reasonable.

    “Many of the Trump positions are reasonable enough,” he said.

    He warned that if Mr Trump loses the November election, hundreds of millions of American voters would still support his views.

    Describing himself as an “admirer” of America, Mr Abbott said it was in the international community’s interests to have a “great and strong” America because the world would be worse off without Washington’s leadership.

    “America is the one country in the world with the strength and goodwill to be a relatively acceptable arbiter of all the problem the world faces.”

    On another subject, with Melbourne Cup coming up first Tuesday in November, could you do a post on nature and nurture referencing horse breeding please (like you do with dogs, but horse racing is far more suited to your theme)? It strikes me as an excellent time to get into people’s heads the relationship between the two (nature and nurture, genes and environment).

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Pat Hannagan

    Here's a horse breeding article I wrote for the Kentucky Derby in 2012:

    http://takimag.com/article/the_great_white_horse_steve_sailer/print#axzz4N0F8iZOW

    Replies: @Pat Hannagan

  266. @Bleuteaux
    @bigduke6

    Calling it paranoia really doesn't do it justice. It's pure loathing disguised by virtue signalling.

    Replies: @lavoisier

    Brevity is the soul of wit–and wisdom.

  267. @Pat Hannagan
    Trump's come back in British markets overnight to $4 or $5. Currently $5.75 Sportsbet.

    Other news: Tony Abbott says Donald Trump's policies are 'reasonable enough' and his voters are not deplorables

    "The point that I want to make is that the vast majority of Trump supporters are not deplorables, they really aren't," he said.

    "They are decent people who want to see change inside their country and that's fair enough."

    ...

    But Mr Abbott defended Mr Trump's policies, which include building a wall between Mexico and the United States to repel migrants, as reasonable.

    "Many of the Trump positions are reasonable enough," he said.

    He warned that if Mr Trump loses the November election, hundreds of millions of American voters would still support his views.

    Describing himself as an "admirer" of America, Mr Abbott said it was in the international community's interests to have a "great and strong" America because the world would be worse off without Washington's leadership.

    "America is the one country in the world with the strength and goodwill to be a relatively acceptable arbiter of all the problem the world faces."

    On another subject, with Melbourne Cup coming up first Tuesday in November, could you do a post on nature and nurture referencing horse breeding please (like you do with dogs, but horse racing is far more suited to your theme)? It strikes me as an excellent time to get into people's heads the relationship between the two (nature and nurture, genes and environment).

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    Here’s a horse breeding article I wrote for the Kentucky Derby in 2012:

    http://takimag.com/article/the_great_white_horse_steve_sailer/print#axzz4N0F8iZOW

    • Replies: @Pat Hannagan
    @Steve Sailer

    Oh, very good. I must have missed that article.

    Thoroughbreds comprise a breed, which is a particular kind of race: an extended family that is becoming wholly inbred due to artificial selection.

    Artificial selection would be human interference, yet that to my way of thinking is natural selection as we are part of the animal kingdom. I think a lot of people forget that, especially leftists. Say something like grabbing pussy would be an instinctive action/reaction in the animal kingdom and given the left's insistence that there is nothing between humans and ape behaviour I don't see their problem.

    But, leftists insist that there are some higher standards that apply to humans that don't apply to animals, at the same time insist that there is nothing higher than base instinct. It's all very confusing.

    Here's a very long winded post of mine on the subject from 2010 though you, as always, do much better. The Racism that Stops a Nation

  268. @bored identity
    I can bet that Matthew's epiphany about his blood cell count happened way after he glided his mediocre, pure-vanilla ass through the Harvard admission proces while checking Lateeeno-Ashkenazi double whammy -bracket on the application.

    This wonderbread, con squeeze of salsa and slice of pastrami, had usurped a spot that could have otherwise gone to some genuine Venezuelan little match girl, a gifted Somali 'fugie, or just another Nubian wunderkind:



    "...When I (M. Yglesias ) filled out my 2010 census form I was, like many Americans with Spanish surnames, a bit puzzled. Prompted to ask if I am “of Hispanic, Latino or Spanish origin” I said that I was. But it seems like a bit of a fraud..Back in the real world, though, I’m just another white dude.My three other grandparents are all of Eastern European Jewish extraction....."

    http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2012/05/majority_minority_america_will_more_hispanics_and_asians_become_white_.html

     

    Mr. Yglesias, being a graduate from an Ivy League school, is probably intuitively familiar with some of these hate-facts & figures:

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CujV1w3W8AE7Evv.jpg

    Replies: @Opinionator, @lavoisier

    Yglesias is one hundred percent FDA certified phony.

  269. @Steve Sailer
    @Pat Hannagan

    Here's a horse breeding article I wrote for the Kentucky Derby in 2012:

    http://takimag.com/article/the_great_white_horse_steve_sailer/print#axzz4N0F8iZOW

    Replies: @Pat Hannagan

    Oh, very good. I must have missed that article.

    Thoroughbreds comprise a breed, which is a particular kind of race: an extended family that is becoming wholly inbred due to artificial selection.

    Artificial selection would be human interference, yet that to my way of thinking is natural selection as we are part of the animal kingdom. I think a lot of people forget that, especially leftists. Say something like grabbing pussy would be an instinctive action/reaction in the animal kingdom and given the left’s insistence that there is nothing between humans and ape behaviour I don’t see their problem.

    But, leftists insist that there are some higher standards that apply to humans that don’t apply to animals, at the same time insist that there is nothing higher than base instinct. It’s all very confusing.

    Here’s a very long winded post of mine on the subject from 2010 though you, as always, do much better. The Racism that Stops a Nation

  270. @Jim Don Bob
    @Opinionator

    Yep. 6 oz cans of tuna are now 5 oz, 1/2 pound of cheese is now 7 oz, etc., but no change in the CPI!

    Replies: @Opinionator

    I could swear packaging has been getting smaller. Does anyone formally keep tabs on this.

    That is only part of my point, however. I contend that at constant volumes (or other measure of value), prices should be lower than they are now. A price decline that should have happened but did not because of government manipulation of demand and money supply is equivalent to government-fueled inflation.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Opinionator


    I could swear packaging has been getting smaller. Does anyone formally keep tabs on this.
     
    James Dale Davidson brought it up in "The Squeeze" many years ago. Many, many years ago.

    Replies: @Pat Hannagan

  271. Why isn’t anyone saying the People reporter should be fired? She’s telling the truth now or she’s not. If the former, she wrote a phony article on the Trump marriage and suppressed facts she observed that disproved her narrative. If she is lying, that’s an even better reason to dismiss her.

    Am I missing something?

  272. Trump now threatens the NY Times with a libel suit. Now on Trump’s part: odious!

  273. @eggheadshadhisnumber
    Douthat's definitely right about Trump inevitable retreating from any real reform on immigration, trade, etc. Although I've always found the man's writing highly derivative at the best of times, he functions pretty nicely as an opinion aggregator. Summaries of other people's ideas and the appeal behind those ideas have always been his strong suits. Norman Podhoretz, Irving Kristol, and Whittaker Chambers must be spinning in their graves at the thought of conservatism being "defended" by such fetid apes as Brooks, Douthat, and Frum.

    Replies: @vinteuil

    I strongly advise you to send me a letter of apology for your repeated libels against me. Obviously, you know my mailing address.

    • Replies: @eggheadshadhisnumber
    @vinteuil

    To which purported "libels" are you referring to and what cause do you have to believe they are libelous?

  274. @Opinionator
    @Jim Don Bob

    I could swear packaging has been getting smaller. Does anyone formally keep tabs on this.

    That is only part of my point, however. I contend that at constant volumes (or other measure of value), prices should be lower than they are now. A price decline that should have happened but did not because of government manipulation of demand and money supply is equivalent to government-fueled inflation.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    I could swear packaging has been getting smaller. Does anyone formally keep tabs on this.

    James Dale Davidson brought it up in “The Squeeze” many years ago. Many, many years ago.

    • Replies: @Pat Hannagan
    @Reg Cæsar

    Australian consumer advocacy group CHOICE has been monitoring this among other things: Food packaging tricks
    Big boxes and generous packets can often mask the shrinking size of products such as chips, muesli bars, vitamins and chocolate.

    Canny CHOICE readers have spotted examples of shrinking products over the years:

    The size of chocolate bars is reduced, but the number of pieces stays the same.

    Toilet rolls still look the same on the outside, but have fewer sheets because manufacturers have increased the diameter of the cardboard tube in the middle.

    Breakfast cereals shrink in packet size but not in box size.

    Man-size large tissues shrink in size, but not in name despite being significantly smaller.

    Packets of chips shrink in contents, along with price, but the packet stays the same size so it looks like a saving.

    Some soap looks the same until you take off the wrapper and discover the new bars have been cunningly reshaped to be more concave so you actually get less soap per bar.

    Replies: @guest, @Ivy, @Hippopotamusdrome

  275. @Bill
    @joeyjoejoe

    There was, long ago, this fantastic blog called Left2Right. The blog was run by a bunch of reasonably accomplished leftoid legal and humanist academics. The stated purpose of the blog was to provide a venue for leftists to explain to rightists that leftism was correct.

    Just admire the mindset. Can you imagine thinking that public discourse in the US does not feature enough lecturing by leftoids to rightoids? Can you imagine anyone thinking that?

    Anyway, the blog traced a similar path to the one you describe for Yglesias's. For whatever crazy reason, they had a comment section which they (mostly) only moderated for vulgarity and direct personal attacks. As a result, they did badly in the whole arguing with righty thing, often in devastating fashion. So, then the blog deteriorated into a place for lefty academics mindlessly to echo liberal Democratic talking points. Then, it died.

    Replies: @vinteuil, @Neil Templeton

    I remember. The blog was started by some of my old prof.s at the U. Mich. Philosophy Dept. I commented there for a while. Turned out they didn’t much like being questioned.

    So long ago.

    • Replies: @ben tillman
    @vinteuil


    I remember. The blog was started by some of my old prof.s at the U. Mich. Philosophy Dept.
     
    My cousin got his doctorate in philosophy at Michigan about 10 years ago.
  276. @Bill
    @joeyjoejoe

    There was, long ago, this fantastic blog called Left2Right. The blog was run by a bunch of reasonably accomplished leftoid legal and humanist academics. The stated purpose of the blog was to provide a venue for leftists to explain to rightists that leftism was correct.

    Just admire the mindset. Can you imagine thinking that public discourse in the US does not feature enough lecturing by leftoids to rightoids? Can you imagine anyone thinking that?

    Anyway, the blog traced a similar path to the one you describe for Yglesias's. For whatever crazy reason, they had a comment section which they (mostly) only moderated for vulgarity and direct personal attacks. As a result, they did badly in the whole arguing with righty thing, often in devastating fashion. So, then the blog deteriorated into a place for lefty academics mindlessly to echo liberal Democratic talking points. Then, it died.

    Replies: @vinteuil, @Neil Templeton

    Rational argument requires a set of accepted premises. Given commonly accepted “old timey” premises, conservatives win logical argument. The arguments have been developed over thousands of years, and human preferences remain constant, so the “conservative” position is the empirically established position. Progressives must show that “times have changed” and either the premises or conclusions no longer hold. Since even less adept humans have some capacity for logic, a winning strategy for Progressives is to control the definition of premises in order to introduce magical thinking. “These conclusions no longer hold! We have evolved! We are empowered! We will share our fantastic power with those who believe! For the others, we shall destroy them.”

    • Replies: @guest
    @Neil Templeton

    Used to be a dumb show on SpikeTV where they had hypothetical man-to-man fights between warriors from different eras and civilizations. The major draw was to watch swords halve pig carcasses in slow-motion. I don't know if it's still on the air.

    Anyway, in one episode a Spartan faced off against a ninja, and the Spartan won because he had armor, a shield, and so forth, while the ninja had pajamas and parlor tricks. At the end of the episode the guy representing the ninja side said yeah, the Spartan would win if they fought, but if it were him he'd just run away.

    That's what leftists do if they're ever in danger of being cornered into a rational argument: run away.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Bill

  277. @Reg Cæsar
    @Opinionator


    I could swear packaging has been getting smaller. Does anyone formally keep tabs on this.
     
    James Dale Davidson brought it up in "The Squeeze" many years ago. Many, many years ago.

    Replies: @Pat Hannagan

    Australian consumer advocacy group CHOICE has been monitoring this among other things: Food packaging tricks
    Big boxes and generous packets can often mask the shrinking size of products such as chips, muesli bars, vitamins and chocolate.

    Canny CHOICE readers have spotted examples of shrinking products over the years:

    The size of chocolate bars is reduced, but the number of pieces stays the same.

    Toilet rolls still look the same on the outside, but have fewer sheets because manufacturers have increased the diameter of the cardboard tube in the middle.

    Breakfast cereals shrink in packet size but not in box size.

    Man-size large tissues shrink in size, but not in name despite being significantly smaller.

    Packets of chips shrink in contents, along with price, but the packet stays the same size so it looks like a saving.

    Some soap looks the same until you take off the wrapper and discover the new bars have been cunningly reshaped to be more concave so you actually get less soap per bar.

    • Replies: @guest
    @Pat Hannagan

    I've noticed that. Plates and bowls at restaurants are deceptive, too. Life is war.

    , @Ivy
    @Pat Hannagan

    Re deceptive packaging: Twas ever thus.

    Mad Magazine had a funny spread about that issue back in the 1960s. One of their bits was about a big roll of wrapping paper, implying a lot of paper, with just a few feet of paper wrapped around a really big roll. There was more caveat emptor back in the day.

    The trend toward widespread innumeracy has paralleled the shrinking packages. Calculating the per ounce or per pound prices isn't difficult but can appear baffling to shoppers who just want the cheaper package regardless of the results. After all, when every answer is available through a phone, why bother to learn, even if that phone also has a calculator for any assistance? Most stores even show the unit amounts, after being forced to do so.

    , @Hippopotamusdrome
    @Pat Hannagan

    Grocery Shrink Ray

  278. @utu
    @Charles Erwin Wilson

    "Modernity fuels their hatred. Their culture will be absorbed by modernity, and they won’t be able to control their women anymore."

    This sounds like David "Spengler" Goldman. Are you his follower?

    Replies: @Charles Erwin Wilson

    This sounds like David “Spengler” Goldman. Are you his follower?

    No I am not, but I might be if I knew more about him. I’ll look him up when I have time (which will be after the 2020 election.)

    Modernity has steam-rolled many indigenous cultures – including mine. In many ways it sucks. But that bell cannot be unrung.

    • Replies: @Opinionator
    @Charles Erwin Wilson

    What was your indigenous culture?

    Replies: @Charles Erwin Wilson

  279. @Opinionator
    @Charles Erwin Wilson

    Mass murder (I am talking about US violence in the Middle East) and military invasion typically get a rise out of people. I think you've got to control for those powerful factors before bringing modernity into the picture.

    Replies: @Charles Erwin Wilson

    Oh come on. The US Military is the gentlest imperial force since the British Empire. I oppose this absurd gentleness. Nevertheless, it is true that our armed forces deploy not as warfighters, but as administrative assistants to a bevy of left-wing lawyers, whose stupidity is never called to account.

    This is why they tell us we cannot win a guerrilla war, which is prima facile preposterous (cf. Apaches and Comanches, whose courage is not less than Afghans).

    Mass “murder”? You need to check your definitions. Kill and murder are not synonyms. But let me guess, you think that the atomic bombs were mass murder, the invasion of Europe was mass murder and what we did with island-hopping in the Pacific was mass murder.

    Easy to posit when you don’t have to face an implacable enemy whose greatest aspiration is to die for the Emperor. Let us all be thankful you were not in charge December 7, 1941.

    • Replies: @gzu
    @Charles Erwin Wilson

    People like you deserve to be flayed alive.

    The people who tell us about the dangerousness of the Jap in the year of 1945 are even more despicable than those talking about the great danger emanating from Saddam Hussein 2003.

    The Japanese had been trying to surrender for weeks when the nukes were dropped. Hell, the war could've ended much earlier than that had they not insisted on unconditional surrender. It's like the heebs say: had the Americans laid down their arms, there would've been no more war, had the Japs laid down their arms, there would've been no more Japan. (at least for a good while there wasn't)

    Point is, by 1945, Japan had LONG ceased to be a threat, but the Allies had leaders with the attitude of "Offer them a peace? Why, never, they might accept!" None of this was "necessary". It was desired. A choice.

    Btw what is "the gentlest Empire since Britain" even mean? Read the War Nerd on the Brits some time. More importantly, the most gentle Empire is like saying the most virtuous child molester.

    Replies: @Nico

  280. @vinteuil
    @Bill

    I remember. The blog was started by some of my old prof.s at the U. Mich. Philosophy Dept. I commented there for a while. Turned out they didn't much like being questioned.

    So long ago.

    Replies: @ben tillman

    I remember. The blog was started by some of my old prof.s at the U. Mich. Philosophy Dept.

    My cousin got his doctorate in philosophy at Michigan about 10 years ago.

  281. @dfordoom
    @Charles Erwin Wilson


    No. Modernity fuels their hatred. Their culture will be absorbed by modernity
     
    You mean they want to defend their own culture? How dare they! Why can't they just willingly destroy their own civilisation the way we've destroyed ours? We obviously need to keep dropping bombs on them until they agree to get with the program.

    Replies: @Charles Erwin Wilson

    We obviously need to keep dropping bombs on them until they agree to get with the program

    Get them to confiscate the TVs, shut off the cable systems, jam the radio broadcasts and protect their people from information. Yes, a total embargo. Do all that, and when it fails let us revisit the issue.

    Bombs have nothing to do with this.

  282. @Charles Erwin Wilson
    @utu


    This sounds like David “Spengler” Goldman. Are you his follower?
     
    No I am not, but I might be if I knew more about him. I'll look him up when I have time (which will be after the 2020 election.)

    Modernity has steam-rolled many indigenous cultures - including mine. In many ways it sucks. But that bell cannot be unrung.

    Replies: @Opinionator

    What was your indigenous culture?

    • Replies: @Charles Erwin Wilson
    @Opinionator


    What was your indigenous culture?
     
    Subsistence farming. All the way back to the first turtle. What was yours?
  283. @Neil Templeton
    @Bill

    Rational argument requires a set of accepted premises. Given commonly accepted "old timey" premises, conservatives win logical argument. The arguments have been developed over thousands of years, and human preferences remain constant, so the "conservative" position is the empirically established position. Progressives must show that "times have changed" and either the premises or conclusions no longer hold. Since even less adept humans have some capacity for logic, a winning strategy for Progressives is to control the definition of premises in order to introduce magical thinking. "These conclusions no longer hold! We have evolved! We are empowered! We will share our fantastic power with those who believe! For the others, we shall destroy them."

    Replies: @guest

    Used to be a dumb show on SpikeTV where they had hypothetical man-to-man fights between warriors from different eras and civilizations. The major draw was to watch swords halve pig carcasses in slow-motion. I don’t know if it’s still on the air.

    Anyway, in one episode a Spartan faced off against a ninja, and the Spartan won because he had armor, a shield, and so forth, while the ninja had pajamas and parlor tricks. At the end of the episode the guy representing the ninja side said yeah, the Spartan would win if they fought, but if it were him he’d just run away.

    That’s what leftists do if they’re ever in danger of being cornered into a rational argument: run away.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @guest

    Jerry Pournelle has a series of sci-fi novels, Janissaries, in which squads of fighting men from different eras face off.

    , @Bill
    @guest

    My boys love that show. Still on. The physician they have who explains things like the physiology of getting your head bashed in by a war hammer is hilarious.

    Replies: @Nicholas Stix

  284. @Pat Hannagan
    @Reg Cæsar

    Australian consumer advocacy group CHOICE has been monitoring this among other things: Food packaging tricks
    Big boxes and generous packets can often mask the shrinking size of products such as chips, muesli bars, vitamins and chocolate.

    Canny CHOICE readers have spotted examples of shrinking products over the years:

    The size of chocolate bars is reduced, but the number of pieces stays the same.

    Toilet rolls still look the same on the outside, but have fewer sheets because manufacturers have increased the diameter of the cardboard tube in the middle.

    Breakfast cereals shrink in packet size but not in box size.

    Man-size large tissues shrink in size, but not in name despite being significantly smaller.

    Packets of chips shrink in contents, along with price, but the packet stays the same size so it looks like a saving.

    Some soap looks the same until you take off the wrapper and discover the new bars have been cunningly reshaped to be more concave so you actually get less soap per bar.

    Replies: @guest, @Ivy, @Hippopotamusdrome

    I’ve noticed that. Plates and bowls at restaurants are deceptive, too. Life is war.

  285. @guest
    @Neil Templeton

    Used to be a dumb show on SpikeTV where they had hypothetical man-to-man fights between warriors from different eras and civilizations. The major draw was to watch swords halve pig carcasses in slow-motion. I don't know if it's still on the air.

    Anyway, in one episode a Spartan faced off against a ninja, and the Spartan won because he had armor, a shield, and so forth, while the ninja had pajamas and parlor tricks. At the end of the episode the guy representing the ninja side said yeah, the Spartan would win if they fought, but if it were him he'd just run away.

    That's what leftists do if they're ever in danger of being cornered into a rational argument: run away.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Bill

    Jerry Pournelle has a series of sci-fi novels, Janissaries, in which squads of fighting men from different eras face off.

  286. @guest
    @Neil Templeton

    Used to be a dumb show on SpikeTV where they had hypothetical man-to-man fights between warriors from different eras and civilizations. The major draw was to watch swords halve pig carcasses in slow-motion. I don't know if it's still on the air.

    Anyway, in one episode a Spartan faced off against a ninja, and the Spartan won because he had armor, a shield, and so forth, while the ninja had pajamas and parlor tricks. At the end of the episode the guy representing the ninja side said yeah, the Spartan would win if they fought, but if it were him he'd just run away.

    That's what leftists do if they're ever in danger of being cornered into a rational argument: run away.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Bill

    My boys love that show. Still on. The physician they have who explains things like the physiology of getting your head bashed in by a war hammer is hilarious.

    • Replies: @Nicholas Stix
    @Bill

    Didn't that show used to appear on the Military Channel, before the pc suits at Discovery killed Mil off?

    Replies: @Bill

  287. @Pat Hannagan
    @Reg Cæsar

    Australian consumer advocacy group CHOICE has been monitoring this among other things: Food packaging tricks
    Big boxes and generous packets can often mask the shrinking size of products such as chips, muesli bars, vitamins and chocolate.

    Canny CHOICE readers have spotted examples of shrinking products over the years:

    The size of chocolate bars is reduced, but the number of pieces stays the same.

    Toilet rolls still look the same on the outside, but have fewer sheets because manufacturers have increased the diameter of the cardboard tube in the middle.

    Breakfast cereals shrink in packet size but not in box size.

    Man-size large tissues shrink in size, but not in name despite being significantly smaller.

    Packets of chips shrink in contents, along with price, but the packet stays the same size so it looks like a saving.

    Some soap looks the same until you take off the wrapper and discover the new bars have been cunningly reshaped to be more concave so you actually get less soap per bar.

    Replies: @guest, @Ivy, @Hippopotamusdrome

    Re deceptive packaging: Twas ever thus.

    Mad Magazine had a funny spread about that issue back in the 1960s. One of their bits was about a big roll of wrapping paper, implying a lot of paper, with just a few feet of paper wrapped around a really big roll. There was more caveat emptor back in the day.

    The trend toward widespread innumeracy has paralleled the shrinking packages. Calculating the per ounce or per pound prices isn’t difficult but can appear baffling to shoppers who just want the cheaper package regardless of the results. After all, when every answer is available through a phone, why bother to learn, even if that phone also has a calculator for any assistance? Most stores even show the unit amounts, after being forced to do so.

  288. @Pat Hannagan
    @Reg Cæsar

    Australian consumer advocacy group CHOICE has been monitoring this among other things: Food packaging tricks
    Big boxes and generous packets can often mask the shrinking size of products such as chips, muesli bars, vitamins and chocolate.

    Canny CHOICE readers have spotted examples of shrinking products over the years:

    The size of chocolate bars is reduced, but the number of pieces stays the same.

    Toilet rolls still look the same on the outside, but have fewer sheets because manufacturers have increased the diameter of the cardboard tube in the middle.

    Breakfast cereals shrink in packet size but not in box size.

    Man-size large tissues shrink in size, but not in name despite being significantly smaller.

    Packets of chips shrink in contents, along with price, but the packet stays the same size so it looks like a saving.

    Some soap looks the same until you take off the wrapper and discover the new bars have been cunningly reshaped to be more concave so you actually get less soap per bar.

    Replies: @guest, @Ivy, @Hippopotamusdrome

  289. @Numinous

    due to Trump winning the second debate
     
    Your glasses must be tinted deep crimson, Mr. Sailer. To me, Trump came off as a peevish clown. And what was all that wandering about on the stage and shadowing Hillary about? Creepy!

    Replies: @guest, @donut, @gzu

    “Creepy!”

    Your opinion is worthless.

  290. @Charles Erwin Wilson
    @Opinionator

    Oh come on. The US Military is the gentlest imperial force since the British Empire. I oppose this absurd gentleness. Nevertheless, it is true that our armed forces deploy not as warfighters, but as administrative assistants to a bevy of left-wing lawyers, whose stupidity is never called to account.

    This is why they tell us we cannot win a guerrilla war, which is prima facile preposterous (cf. Apaches and Comanches, whose courage is not less than Afghans).

    Mass "murder"? You need to check your definitions. Kill and murder are not synonyms. But let me guess, you think that the atomic bombs were mass murder, the invasion of Europe was mass murder and what we did with island-hopping in the Pacific was mass murder.

    Easy to posit when you don't have to face an implacable enemy whose greatest aspiration is to die for the Emperor. Let us all be thankful you were not in charge December 7, 1941.

    Replies: @gzu

    People like you deserve to be flayed alive.

    The people who tell us about the dangerousness of the Jap in the year of 1945 are even more despicable than those talking about the great danger emanating from Saddam Hussein 2003.

    The Japanese had been trying to surrender for weeks when the nukes were dropped. Hell, the war could’ve ended much earlier than that had they not insisted on unconditional surrender. It’s like the heebs say: had the Americans laid down their arms, there would’ve been no more war, had the Japs laid down their arms, there would’ve been no more Japan. (at least for a good while there wasn’t)

    Point is, by 1945, Japan had LONG ceased to be a threat, but the Allies had leaders with the attitude of “Offer them a peace? Why, never, they might accept!” None of this was “necessary”. It was desired. A choice.

    Btw what is “the gentlest Empire since Britain” even mean? Read the War Nerd on the Brits some time. More importantly, the most gentle Empire is like saying the most virtuous child molester.

    • Replies: @Nico
    @gzu


    People like you deserve to be flayed alive.
     
    Critiques of imperialism which appeal to refutations of claims of "gentleness" of the empire in question have more weight if they don't begin with polemics such as this.

    Just sayin'.
  291. @guest
    @Nico

    That's what motivates anti-Trump Republicans and conservative hacks, but you'd think a guy like Yglesias would welcome Trump with open arms, like stand-up comedians must be. Trump is good press. He will in the very least do interesting things. Plus, you won't have to hold your tongue as the MSM has with Obama.

    Replies: @Nico

    Plus, you won’t have to hold your tongue as the MSM has with Obama.

    The fallacy in your argument is the supposition that the Obama-Clinton capons in the MSM have any first principles beyond themselves and the spectacular displays of the ideologies they identify with.

    The first black POTUS is an end in itself.

    The first woman POTUS is an end in itself.

    LGBTQWERTY types parading around Middle America in their underwear with impunity is an end in itself.

    They frankly don’t care what destruction they wreck if these ends are fulfilled.

    A right-wing president but especially a Trump would require them to feign caring about actual, concrete problems as well as to research at a minimum such problems. In other words, do actual work above and beyond writing state propaganda copy as they are currently doing, and probably for less money.

  292. @gzu
    @Charles Erwin Wilson

    People like you deserve to be flayed alive.

    The people who tell us about the dangerousness of the Jap in the year of 1945 are even more despicable than those talking about the great danger emanating from Saddam Hussein 2003.

    The Japanese had been trying to surrender for weeks when the nukes were dropped. Hell, the war could've ended much earlier than that had they not insisted on unconditional surrender. It's like the heebs say: had the Americans laid down their arms, there would've been no more war, had the Japs laid down their arms, there would've been no more Japan. (at least for a good while there wasn't)

    Point is, by 1945, Japan had LONG ceased to be a threat, but the Allies had leaders with the attitude of "Offer them a peace? Why, never, they might accept!" None of this was "necessary". It was desired. A choice.

    Btw what is "the gentlest Empire since Britain" even mean? Read the War Nerd on the Brits some time. More importantly, the most gentle Empire is like saying the most virtuous child molester.

    Replies: @Nico

    People like you deserve to be flayed alive.

    Critiques of imperialism which appeal to refutations of claims of “gentleness” of the empire in question have more weight if they don’t begin with polemics such as this.

    Just sayin’.

  293. https://twitter.com/mattyglesias/status/778898401614295041

    Matt Yglesias says: “black people (and especially men) are presumed dangerous.”

    Why might that be Matty? Could it be that the perception black people are dangerous is based on the reality that black people are dangerous? It’s almost as if black men are a little over-represented among violent criminals, you should know Matty…

  294. @Bill
    @guest

    My boys love that show. Still on. The physician they have who explains things like the physiology of getting your head bashed in by a war hammer is hilarious.

    Replies: @Nicholas Stix

    Didn’t that show used to appear on the Military Channel, before the pc suits at Discovery killed Mil off?

    • Replies: @Bill
    @Nicholas Stix

    Don't know. Replacing the military channel with AHC was weird.

  295. @vinteuil
    @eggheadshadhisnumber

    I strongly advise you to send me a letter of apology for your repeated libels against me. Obviously, you know my mailing address.

    Replies: @eggheadshadhisnumber

    To which purported “libels” are you referring to and what cause do you have to believe they are libelous?

  296. You have accused me of being an anti-semite and of blaming jews for my lack of professional success.

    Your sole basis for these ridiculously false and defamatory claims is the presence on my Flickr stream of an old Nazi propaganda cartoon – which I once used in a blog post as an example of evil!

    I mean, for God’s sake, man – have you, in the end, no shame?

    You quite obviously owe me an apology and a retraction – both on this website, and, personally, under your real name.

    • Replies: @eggheadshadhisnumber
    @vinteuil

    I believe that is a misrepresentation of prior events. For the purposes of this conversation, are you the same individual who posts under the handle "vinteuil" on www.unz.com, under the username "steve burton" on www.whatswrongwiththeworld.net, and are quoted as "Steve Burton" by Lawrence Auster on www.amnation.com/vfr/? Please be aware that deletion of material relevant to this situation from the former two domains, including any comments, posts, or profile descriptions, may qualify as spoliation under various state statutes. Accusations of libel are allegations that should not be made lightly, so i

    Replies: @eggheadshadhisnumber

  297. @Nicholas Stix
    @Bill

    Didn't that show used to appear on the Military Channel, before the pc suits at Discovery killed Mil off?

    Replies: @Bill

    Don’t know. Replacing the military channel with AHC was weird.

  298. @vinteuil
    You have accused me of being an anti-semite and of blaming jews for my lack of professional success.

    Your sole basis for these ridiculously false and defamatory claims is the presence on my Flickr stream of an old Nazi propaganda cartoon - which I once used in a blog post as an example of evil!

    I mean, for God's sake, man - have you, in the end, no shame?

    You quite obviously owe me an apology and a retraction - both on this website, and, personally, under your real name.

    Replies: @eggheadshadhisnumber

    I believe that is a misrepresentation of prior events. For the purposes of this conversation, are you the same individual who posts under the handle “vinteuil” on https://www.unz.com, under the username “steve burton” on http://www.whatswrongwiththeworld.net, and are quoted as “Steve Burton” by Lawrence Auster on http://www.amnation.com/vfr/? Please be aware that deletion of material relevant to this situation from the former two domains, including any comments, posts, or profile descriptions, may qualify as spoliation under various state statutes. Accusations of libel are allegations that should not be made lightly, so i

    • Replies: @eggheadshadhisnumber
    @eggheadshadhisnumber

    t is reasonable to ask again what cause you have to believe the purported statements are libelous. Given that you have previously demanded "an immediate retraction and apology" from another individual for "accusing me of anti-Semitism." and have been labeled a "troll", "lunatic", and "right-wing extremist" by assorted website operators; a reasonable person would not be remiss to observe your demands and denigrations with a skeptical eye. Regardless, I shall review the information available to me on this subject for an umpteenth time and determine whether your assertions hold any merit. The last few times I did so, it quickly became clear that they were both frivolous and vexatious.

    Replies: @vinteuil

  299. @eggheadshadhisnumber
    @vinteuil

    I believe that is a misrepresentation of prior events. For the purposes of this conversation, are you the same individual who posts under the handle "vinteuil" on www.unz.com, under the username "steve burton" on www.whatswrongwiththeworld.net, and are quoted as "Steve Burton" by Lawrence Auster on www.amnation.com/vfr/? Please be aware that deletion of material relevant to this situation from the former two domains, including any comments, posts, or profile descriptions, may qualify as spoliation under various state statutes. Accusations of libel are allegations that should not be made lightly, so i

    Replies: @eggheadshadhisnumber

    t is reasonable to ask again what cause you have to believe the purported statements are libelous. Given that you have previously demanded “an immediate retraction and apology” from another individual for “accusing me of anti-Semitism.” and have been labeled a “troll”, “lunatic”, and “right-wing extremist” by assorted website operators; a reasonable person would not be remiss to observe your demands and denigrations with a skeptical eye. Regardless, I shall review the information available to me on this subject for an umpteenth time and determine whether your assertions hold any merit. The last few times I did so, it quickly became clear that they were both frivolous and vexatious.

    • Replies: @vinteuil
    @eggheadshadhisnumber

    E. - I challenge you to say to my face what you have said against me here, on this website.

    Name the time, name the place. I will be there.

    If you refuse, I call you a coward and a liar.

    Do you refuse?

    Replies: @eggheadshadhisnumber

  300. @Opinionator
    @Charles Erwin Wilson

    What was your indigenous culture?

    Replies: @Charles Erwin Wilson

    What was your indigenous culture?

    Subsistence farming. All the way back to the first turtle. What was yours?

  301. @Anonymous
    any generic Republican would have defeated Hillary.

    Replies: @Hunsdon, @dr kill, @Flip, @Neil Templeton, @Seamus Padraig, @Charles Erwin Wilson

    any generic Republican would have defeated Hillary.

    Did you send that in from Mars? No generic Republican could defeated Hillary. Hillary is undead, and only Van Helsing or Trump has a chance against her.

    If HRC could be defeated Romney would have defeated Obama, and so would have McCain.

    The ringers are in place, the big-money players have been bought off and the American people will be reduced to serfdom. Unless we say no.

    I say no.

    What do you say?

  302. @eggheadshadhisnumber
    @eggheadshadhisnumber

    t is reasonable to ask again what cause you have to believe the purported statements are libelous. Given that you have previously demanded "an immediate retraction and apology" from another individual for "accusing me of anti-Semitism." and have been labeled a "troll", "lunatic", and "right-wing extremist" by assorted website operators; a reasonable person would not be remiss to observe your demands and denigrations with a skeptical eye. Regardless, I shall review the information available to me on this subject for an umpteenth time and determine whether your assertions hold any merit. The last few times I did so, it quickly became clear that they were both frivolous and vexatious.

    Replies: @vinteuil

    E. – I challenge you to say to my face what you have said against me here, on this website.

    Name the time, name the place. I will be there.

    If you refuse, I call you a coward and a liar.

    Do you refuse?

    • Replies: @eggheadshadhisnumber
    @vinteuil

    Is this in response to comments #301 and #302?

  303. @vinteuil
    @eggheadshadhisnumber

    E. - I challenge you to say to my face what you have said against me here, on this website.

    Name the time, name the place. I will be there.

    If you refuse, I call you a coward and a liar.

    Do you refuse?

    Replies: @eggheadshadhisnumber

    Is this in response to comments #301 and #302?

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