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Now, you might think that the institution of women’s sports, such as in the Olympics, would be given immunity to the ideological trend toward minoritarianism uber alles exemplified by the recent trans rights mania.

Anyone with any self-awareness should grasp that women’s sports are based on a Plessy v. Ferguson type “separate but equal” system because women can’t compete with men at the highest levels except in a few anomalous sports like shooting and English Channel swimming.

That’s because the vast majority of sports were invented by males as tests of masculinity.

Thus, the tiny number of individuals born with birth defects making them “intersex” can have sizable innate advantages over genuine women. Thus, women’s sports need to have systems for determining who is actually a woman.

But who can remember obvious facts like that? Therefore, the NYT Magazine runs a big article

The Humiliating Practice of Sex-Testing Female Athletes

For years, international sports organizations have been policing women for “masculine” qualities — and turning their Olympic dreams into nightmares. But when Dutee Chand appealed her ban, she may have changed the rules.

By RUTH PADAWER
JUNE 28, 2016

As I wrote about Chand last year:

Of course, judging by India’s remarkable track record in the Olympics (India’s national sporting motto: Thank Vishnu for Bangladesh!), having the testosterone level of an Indian male probably won’t turn Chand into Flo-Jo.

Amusingly, the new NYT article is almost exactly like a Taki’s Magazine column I wrote during the last Olympics over a similar case, just more clueless. I wrote:

The Last Hurdle in Sports
by Steve Sailer
August 15, 2012

I turned on the TV and saw a new reality show with an intriguing premise: How big of a head start does a white woman need to outrun a black man? While skinny women frantically raced toward the finish line, a muscular black youth sportingly spotted them a 30-meter lead, then accelerated effortlessly and overtook all but the most desperately striding Russian woman.

But this turned out to be the Olympic 800-meter race for women, even though the silver medalist, South Africa’s Caster Semenya, is built like an LSU cornerback.

Now, there really are a tiny percentage of people with birth defects who look, sort of, like a girl on the outside, but feel like a boy on the inside. Why? Because they pretty much are a boy on the inside. I have a fair amount of sympathy for them because they didn’t choose their condition, unlike the more celebrated fetishist community of decathletes, sci-fi movie directors, and economists.

But individuals with undescended testicles tend to have a huge advantage at sports over actual females.

As I wrote during the 2012 Olympics:

But who cares about majority rights? Even women’s rights are a fairly old-shoe cause compared to the ascendant LGBTQIA crusade. Elite global opinion has thus rallied to Semenya’s right to the privileges of womanhood on the newfound principle that the world must accept the claim of anybody to be any sex.

What if the heavyweight boxing champion Klitschko brothers, Vitali and Wladimir, tire of fighting men and decide to enter women’s boxing in the 2016 Olympics? Should they be allowed to pummel women merely by declaring themselves the Klitschko sisters?

The Klitschko brothers would no doubt consider that unmanly and dishonorable. If you suggested it to them, they might hit you, and that could hurt.

Progressive moral preening is made plausible only by the survival of the majority’s old-fashioned morals. Indeed, the Semenya cause is hardly about establishing principles. Instead, it’s the latest way to assert one’s sophistication over the unenlightened. It’s all part of the war on homophobia…or stereotypes…or maybe apartheid.

The elite rationalizations aren’t logical, but the mood music is irresistible: Minoritarianism has been a winning hand for so long that everybody knows you won’t get in trouble pushing even this reductio ad absurdum. In this century, who has ever gotten ahead by demanding fair play for the majority?

 
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  1. The realization of your post’s implications has not darkened the thoughts of the SJW legions. As they work through the 12 steps, you will be the villain, again.

    I will be pleased to send you some more money – even though I must admit your contributions are priceless.

  2. “…turning their Olympic dreams into nightmares.”

    Part of that new media style vocabulary- along with “vibrant” and “shameful”.

  3. In 2nd paragraph “Anyone would any self-awareness” Should read “Anyone with any self-awareness”

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Blah

    Thanks.

  4. @Blah
    In 2nd paragraph "Anyone would any self-awareness" Should read "Anyone with any self-awareness"

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    Thanks.

  5. Having undescended testicles is not the same as having ovaries, fallopian tubes, a uterus and a vagina , is it? I would think such people are obviously male, just having a low testosterone count and, well, at least the appearance of having no testicles.

    For years, there was much talk about a particular actress with an androgynous given name being really a hemaphrodite or intersex at birth. Neither the star nor any of “her” family would ever comment, but she never did have children. And looking at her figure, her bottom and pelvis do look a little mannish-but so do those of many women who concieve and naturally give birth to children.

    • Replies: @whorefinder
    @Former Darfur


    For years, there was much talk about a particular actress with an androgynous given name being really a hemaphrodite or intersex at birth.
     
    Man, what a Halloween costume that would be! Or something for a Freaky Friday. However, I wouldn't want to be Trading Places with her any day. Still, the story sounds like only True Lies. In any event, she would never be My Girl, unless, of course, she had a A Fish Called Wanda.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Buffalo Joe, @Clyde

    , @SFG
    @Former Darfur

    No, it's really on a case-by-case basis. For all the silly ideas about gender fluidity peddled by the academic left, there really are these weird medical conditions where the sexual differentiation process doesn't work right. Usually they don't have any internal female parts (the female tubes--the Mullerian system if you want to get fancy) get suppressed, but the outside can look completely female. If they're undescended, nobody's going to have any clue they're actually testes until the 'girl' doesn't have a period. In which case you're telling someone who thought she was female all her life she's actually a boy, which is pretty upsetting if you think about it.

    There's also the one where the internal genitalia are set up right to be a boy but the external genitalia aren't because the last step in the testosterone pathway's broken...so the person can look female, but then at puberty when hormone levels rise the testes descend, they get hair, and sometimes the clitoris grows a little. These guys can actually produce sperm. You can imagine what a surprise this is.

    And, of course, there are all kinds of intermediate phenotypes, because diseases don't read textbooks.

    , @Truth
    @Former Darfur

    I would estimate that AT LEAST 50 -60% of your star actresses, sex-symbols, vamp musicians and general famous chicks that you have wanked to while thinking about, were actually born as men.

    Apostle Laura Lee does a good job as a "transvestigator on you tube. They are snipped young and passed off as women to reframe what your average American man defines as a "beautiful woman and further the gay agenda.

    Alright then, let's play a quick game of apochryphal or true...


    http://www.dadi.org/homagnda.htm

    Replies: @gcochran, @Former Darfur, @BB753, @Pericles

    , @Jim Don Bob
    @Former Darfur

    Maybe, but she had great boobs.

    Replies: @Anon

    , @BB753
    @Former Darfur

    Sandra Bullock also has something fishy about her. Mannish, no children, a hint of an Addam's Apple and won't appear lightly clad in movies or anywhere else. It could be a case of partial testosterone insensitivity syndrome.

    Replies: @rod1963, @AnotherDad

    , @Jus' Sayin'...
    @Former Darfur

    I once had a medical textbook on the extremely rare conditions (and I emphasize these are extremely rare, physical not psychological, and have nothing to do with the screwed up freaks who call themselves transgendered) that can cause confusion of sexual identity. The text book was written in the early 1970s and spoke of a past Hollywood actress who was famous for her sexual attractiveness but was genetically a male (XY) born with a total lack of androgen receptors. Persons with this condition are often very sexually attractive to men, with fully developed breasts and hips, thin waists, lustrous hair and very feminine faces. They may go through their entire lives never realizing that they are not women. For those who doubt this please look at the full body photographs illustrating the condition in this slide show: http://slideplayer.com/slide/1541122/.

    BTW the oblique references to well known contemporary actresses popping up on this site are basically crap. Men with these conditions are actually over-feminized in relation to ordinary women, not thin and unappealing.

  6. A Leftist will never be happy until everyone else is more miserable than them.

    Seriously, though, there is a reason jealousy/envy was considered one of the Seven Deadly Sins. Those who engage in it truly make everyone else miserable just so the sinner can feel superior.

    Leftists are sick puppies.

    • Replies: @Ivy
    @whorefinder

    Think of those envious lefties as wreckers. That is a term from their illustrious past and lives on in their behaviors. That is their revealed preference.

    Replies: @Ivy

    , @Bard of Bumperstickers
    @whorefinder

    Lowest-common denominator equality/justice/happiness, as in "Harrison Bergeron" by Kurt Vonnegut. Introducing the office of the U. S. Handicapper General, Diana Moon Glampers, via Constitutional amendment:

    "THE YEAR WAS 2081, and everybody was finally equal. They weren't only equal
    before God and the law. They were equal every which way. Nobody was smarter
    than anybody else. Nobody was better looking than anybody else. Nobody was
    stronger or quicker than anybody else. All this equality was due to the
    211th, 212th, and 213th Amendments to the Constitution, and to the unceasing
    vigilance of agents of the United States Handicapper General."

    READ REST (short story): http://www.tnellen.com/westside/harrison.pdf

    , @Wally
    @whorefinder

    "Seriously, though, there is a reason jealousy/envy was considered one of the Seven Deadly Sins."

    Leftist lesbians have what can only be described as 'penis envy'.

  7. Lots of people would have no problem with allowing chicks with dicks to compete in the women’s Olympics. It would make many of the events watchable.

  8. It must be hard in life being a hermaphrodite. Why not make it easier for them to win medals?

  9. @Former Darfur
    Having undescended testicles is not the same as having ovaries, fallopian tubes, a uterus and a vagina , is it? I would think such people are obviously male, just having a low testosterone count and, well, at least the appearance of having no testicles.

    For years, there was much talk about a particular actress with an androgynous given name being really a hemaphrodite or intersex at birth. Neither the star nor any of "her" family would ever comment, but she never did have children. And looking at her figure, her bottom and pelvis do look a little mannish-but so do those of many women who concieve and naturally give birth to children.

    Replies: @whorefinder, @SFG, @Truth, @Jim Don Bob, @BB753, @Jus' Sayin'...

    For years, there was much talk about a particular actress with an androgynous given name being really a hemaphrodite or intersex at birth.

    Man, what a Halloween costume that would be! Or something for a Freaky Friday. However, I wouldn’t want to be Trading Places with her any day. Still, the story sounds like only True Lies. In any event, she would never be My Girl, unless, of course, she had a A Fish Called Wanda.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @whorefinder

    There's a striptease scene in True Lies where her bulge is clearly noticeable.

    Replies: @gcochran, @Kevin O'Keeffe

    , @Buffalo Joe
    @whorefinder

    Whorefinder, Very cleverly done.

    , @Clyde
    @whorefinder

    JLC! you got it. But did she have generous boobs when she took off her top in Trading Places.

  10. Yes but all this fake moralizing and finger shaking isn’t about celebrating differences, because God knows a different opinion will cause their idiot heads to explode.
    Its about opposing people who are Cisnormal. They’re getting closer to the Truth here. Drop the first three letters of this made up newspeak Marxist drivel and the unvarnished Truth is Right There to see.
    They don’t celebrate difference or support the underdog. They oppose the NORMAL. NORMAL is what they want to stamp out. All this misfits, freaks, maniacs, bums, hobos, fruits, nuts and square pegs of mutant dysfunction just want revenge on the NORMAL.
    The White Christian Heterosexual Male built this World. Its ours, and they can’t fit it because of their deviancy and lack of character. So they have declared War on the NORMAL, which is US.

  11. When I played on a 40+ team, it was the first time ( I played competitively in college) I was taken down hard by a player. Of course, that player had targeted me ( I was a forward, with great speed and with some success) from the beginning. I always wondered if that 6’2″+ girl on a 40+ women’s suburban league was actually, a guy. It is something that has stuck with me all these years. In fact, they must have to have a full check of penis & scrotum for competitors of women’s sports at the Olympics….how could they not?

    Going back to the autumn of my soccer playing: my sons were still in Primary School, so, my husband felt I was taking a stupid risk to “finally get injured,” after all these years, at games in a dopey league of suburban women. I miss playing, though. Upshot: I will get my Silver Pass, afterall, to all the Ski mountains of America. Or as my snarky sons are sayin’, “‘merica.”

    • Replies: @ScarletNumber
    @Lagertha

    In the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Princess Anne of the United Kingdom was the only female competitor not to have to submit to a sex test. She was a member of her country's equestrian team.

  12. @whorefinder
    @Former Darfur


    For years, there was much talk about a particular actress with an androgynous given name being really a hemaphrodite or intersex at birth.
     
    Man, what a Halloween costume that would be! Or something for a Freaky Friday. However, I wouldn't want to be Trading Places with her any day. Still, the story sounds like only True Lies. In any event, she would never be My Girl, unless, of course, she had a A Fish Called Wanda.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Buffalo Joe, @Clyde

    There’s a striptease scene in True Lies where her bulge is clearly noticeable.

    • Replies: @gcochran
    @Anonymous

    You're wrong: it's androgen insensitivity syndrome.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Jus' Sayin'...

    , @Kevin O'Keeffe
    @Anonymous


    There’s a striptease scene in True Lies where her bulge is clearly noticeable.
     
    This guy has a point.

    See for yourself:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=na5GrUb4YfI

    Replies: @Former Darfur, @Brutusale

  13. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    The Olympics suck!!!

    They are more ridiculous with each iteration.

    A totally corrupt drug-fueled cheat fest.

    BTW “Olympic/s” or “olympic/s” is a very special word outside the realm of America’s First Amendment. No one is allowed use of the ANCIENT GREEK word in any promotion, project, foundation, or business context. If you try to stage a Hot Chile Olympic Cook Off in your neighborhood the hammer will come down. Not a joke.

    • Agree: NickG
    • Replies: @tbraton
    @Anonymous

    Heaven forbid if you were to serve any Feta cheese not from Greece at that illegal event. Even the Bulgarian form (which even Greeks consider superior to the Greek version) is now labelled "white brined sheep's milk," which has a very catchy sound. Feta made from sheep's milk is far superior to "feta" made from cow's milk, which some American companies sell. BTW Bulgarian is not only better but much cheaper too.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe, @Clyde

  14. They reportedly made an exception for Princess Anne, who competed in equestrian events in the ’76, because testing the daughter of a Queen was impolite.

    Of course, the reason they had these tests in the first place is because people cheated:

    http://www.topendsports.com/events/summer/gender-testing.htm

    • Replies: @Big Bill
    @Ghost of Bull Moose

    The Kenyan courts just upheld the constitutionality of police anus examinations to determine whether suspects are criminal homosexuals. I think Obama's homeland still imposes a death penalty for buggery.

    Every year, Swaziland holds a national festival of virgins (Google "reed dance") in which thousands of virgins assemble to dance for the king and his court so he can pick an additional wife for his stable of wives. Naturally, all the girls spread-eagle for a virginity examination before the proceedings to insure the king doesn't get stuck with sloppy seconds.

  15. @whorefinder
    A Leftist will never be happy until everyone else is more miserable than them.

    Seriously, though, there is a reason jealousy/envy was considered one of the Seven Deadly Sins. Those who engage in it truly make everyone else miserable just so the sinner can feel superior.

    Leftists are sick puppies.

    Replies: @Ivy, @Bard of Bumperstickers, @Wally

    Think of those envious lefties as wreckers. That is a term from their illustrious past and lives on in their behaviors. That is their revealed preference.

    • Replies: @Ivy
    @Ivy

    From Wikipedia: Wrecking (Russian: вредительство or vreditel'stvo, lit. "inflicting damage", "harming"), was a crime specified in the criminal code of the Soviet Union in the Stalin era. It is often translated as "sabotage"; however, "wrecking", "diversionist acts", and "counter-revolutionary sabotage" were distinct sub-articles of Article 58 (RSFSR Penal Code) (58-7, 58-9, and 58-14 respectively), and the meaning of "wrecking" is closer to "undermining".

    These three categories are distinguished in the following way.

    Diversions were acts of immediate infliction of physical damage on state and cooperative property.
    Wrecking was deliberate acts aimed against normal functioning of state and cooperative organisations, e.g., giving deliberately wrong commands.
    Sabotage was non-execution or careless execution of one's duties.
    As applied in practice, "wrecking" and "sabotage" referred to any action which negatively affected the economy, including failing to meet unrealistic economic targets, allegedly causing poor morale among subordinates (e.g. by complaining about conditions of work), lack of effort, or other incompetence. Thus, it referred to economic or industrial sabotage in the very broadest sense. The definion of sabotage was interpreted dialectically and indirectly, so any form of non-compliance with Party directives could have been considered a 'sabotage'.[1][2][3]

    Replies: @Big Bill

  16. Ivy says:
    @Ivy
    @whorefinder

    Think of those envious lefties as wreckers. That is a term from their illustrious past and lives on in their behaviors. That is their revealed preference.

    Replies: @Ivy

    From Wikipedia: Wrecking (Russian: вредительство or vreditel’stvo, lit. “inflicting damage”, “harming”), was a crime specified in the criminal code of the Soviet Union in the Stalin era. It is often translated as “sabotage”; however, “wrecking”, “diversionist acts”, and “counter-revolutionary sabotage” were distinct sub-articles of Article 58 (RSFSR Penal Code) (58-7, 58-9, and 58-14 respectively), and the meaning of “wrecking” is closer to “undermining”.

    These three categories are distinguished in the following way.

    Diversions were acts of immediate infliction of physical damage on state and cooperative property.
    Wrecking was deliberate acts aimed against normal functioning of state and cooperative organisations, e.g., giving deliberately wrong commands.
    Sabotage was non-execution or careless execution of one’s duties.
    As applied in practice, “wrecking” and “sabotage” referred to any action which negatively affected the economy, including failing to meet unrealistic economic targets, allegedly causing poor morale among subordinates (e.g. by complaining about conditions of work), lack of effort, or other incompetence. Thus, it referred to economic or industrial sabotage in the very broadest sense. The definion of sabotage was interpreted dialectically and indirectly, so any form of non-compliance with Party directives could have been considered a ‘sabotage’.[1][2][3]

    • Replies: @Big Bill
    @Ivy

    I prefer the Russian crime of "hooliganism". If you act the fool, get drunk, trash a bar, street fight, etc. you are convicted of hooliganism, get your head shaved, have to wear a cheesy prison jumpsuit, and go trash picking and sweeping the streets for 2-4 weeks. (Back in 1975, anyway).

    What a wonderful punishment for the Sacramento antifas!

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

  17. @Anonymous
    @whorefinder

    There's a striptease scene in True Lies where her bulge is clearly noticeable.

    Replies: @gcochran, @Kevin O'Keeffe

    You’re wrong: it’s androgen insensitivity syndrome.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @gcochran

    They're not mutually exclusive conditions, and her bulge is clearly visible. That movie and that scene especially has sort of fallen down the memory hole, even though it was a popular movie and starred Arnold.

    Replies: @Stan Adams

    , @Jus' Sayin'...
    @gcochran

    Thanks for pointing this out. One of my text books suggests there was a very famous Hollywood actress somewhere in the 1930s - 1950s who was actually a man with this condition. The morons insinuating that one or another thin and/or less curvaceous contemporary actress has a physically-based disease affecting sexual identity don't have a clue. I've provided a link to a slide show on the topic in a much later post. The persons suffering from androgen insensitivity syndrome are actually more curvaceous, feminine looking, and sexually attractive than your average woman.

  18. I wonder how people with actual intersex disorders feel about their legitimate medical problems being coopted like this. The celiac crowd is pretty fed up with gluten free fad diets and this is a lot more serious.

    • Replies: @AndrewR
    @Marina

    Fed up why?

    The more people get into gluten-free diets, the more widely available gluten-free products will be for those who cannot eat gluten. There is no downside to having others voluntarily adopt a diet that you are required to.

    Replies: @tbraton

  19. Making Caster Semenya’s last 100 meters in the 800 even more ridiculous, the Russians who took gold and bronze (and probably the Russian sixth place finisher as well) had their own advantage over conventional women:

    http://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2015/11/28/456680392/doping-scandal-jeopardizes-olympic-dreams-of-russian-athletes

    • Replies: @Triumph104
    @realist

    It was suspicious that all of the white women in the race were from Russia. I wonder if they will have to give their medals back.

    The entire Russian track and field team has been banned from the Rio Olympics. Right after the race in London Caster was asked if she held back from winning. She said no but of course she did. She'll win this year.

    , @Buffalo Joe
    @realist

    Realist, I don't know how to link a photo, but for all the readers here you must google an image of Caster Semenya to fully understand the conversation. And how ironic that her last name has "semen" in it.

  20. [the vast majority of sports were invented … as tests of masculinity]

    That’s a strange thing to say, reminiscent of Freudians who will tell you something is “really” a phallic symbol etc.

    • Replies: @Hunsdon
    @5371

    As Warren Oates would say, "Relax, Francis."

    The comment might not be globally applicable, but the sports I immediately thought of were the Highland Games and the pentathlon. The Highland Games are pretty much explicitly a test of masculinity: throwing kegs, hurling stones, tossing cabers. The pentathlon was, if I am rightly remembering, modeled on the skills required of a Napoleonic era galloper.

    Sometimes the cigar is just a cigar. (No Clinton jokes please.)

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

  21. @realist
    Making Caster Semenya's last 100 meters in the 800 even more ridiculous, the Russians who took gold and bronze (and probably the Russian sixth place finisher as well) had their own advantage over conventional women:

    http://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2015/11/28/456680392/doping-scandal-jeopardizes-olympic-dreams-of-russian-athletes

    Replies: @Triumph104, @Buffalo Joe

    It was suspicious that all of the white women in the race were from Russia. I wonder if they will have to give their medals back.

    The entire Russian track and field team has been banned from the Rio Olympics. Right after the race in London Caster was asked if she held back from winning. She said no but of course she did. She’ll win this year.

  22. @Lagertha
    When I played on a 40+ team, it was the first time ( I played competitively in college) I was taken down hard by a player. Of course, that player had targeted me ( I was a forward, with great speed and with some success) from the beginning. I always wondered if that 6'2"+ girl on a 40+ women's suburban league was actually, a guy. It is something that has stuck with me all these years. In fact, they must have to have a full check of penis & scrotum for competitors of women's sports at the Olympics....how could they not?

    Going back to the autumn of my soccer playing: my sons were still in Primary School, so, my husband felt I was taking a stupid risk to "finally get injured," after all these years, at games in a dopey league of suburban women. I miss playing, though. Upshot: I will get my Silver Pass, afterall, to all the Ski mountains of America. Or as my snarky sons are sayin', "'merica."

    Replies: @ScarletNumber

    In the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Princess Anne of the United Kingdom was the only female competitor not to have to submit to a sex test. She was a member of her country’s equestrian team.

  23. Steve,

    Speaking of minoritarianism and going back to the AI issue…

    I am, right now, listening to a podcast with Kevin Kelly who is predicting that AI is going to be the next phenomenon to evince network effects. I take this to mean, in part, that he thinks AI is going to be subject to the rich-get-richer/strong-get-stronger aspects that were part of the rise of Microsoft, Facebook, etc.

    I have always thought of AI as something that would become small-scale and atomized, like human intelligences, but of course maybe that isn’t the case. Maybe “AI” will mean one huge GoogleI, one huge MicrosoftI, one huge iI (Apple’s), etc.

    If that’s the case, the issue you brought up recently about “racist algorithms” is going to be a much bigger deal than I realized.

    In related news, I discovered that one of my co-workers is doing a thesis on “AI in business as a way of reducing inequality”…

    I may soon stop following Mangan’s longevity advice and just start smoking and drinking…

  24. I heard on PTI yesterday that Mike Tyson just turned 50. I bet Michelle Tyson would have an easy time winning the woman’s gold at Rio. I can recall John McEnroe about 15 years ago (long retired from men’s tennis and maybe playing senior tennis) challenging both Venus and Serena Williams to a tennis match a la Billie Jean King vs. Bobby Riggs and being met with silence. He sounded very confident he could beat either pretty handily even though he was spotting them 20+ years.

    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
    @tbraton

    Where does John McEnroe stand in the mens' rankings these days?

    In 1998, Serena and Venus Williams said they could beat any man ranked 200 or worse. Karsten Braasch, ranked 203, accepted the challenge. Before the matches, Braasch played a round of golf in the morning, drank a couple of beers, smoked a few cigarettes, and then played the Williams sisters for a set each, one after the other. He defeated Serena, 6-1, and Venus, 6-2. Serena said afterwards "I didn't know it would be that hard. I hit shots that would have been winners on
    the women's tour and he got to them easily."

    Serena subsequently revised her boast, claiming she could beat any male player ranked below 350.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @tbraton

  25. This little excerpt from Wikipedia dealing with the demographics of D.C. might explain a lot of what’s coming out of Washington these days:

    “LGBT population[edit]
    A 2012 Gallup Daily tracking poll found 10% of the residents in the District of Columbia were most likely to identify as LGBT, the highest in the nation.[28]
    A 2005 Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law and Public Policy study estimated 8.1% of LGB people make up the adult population of Washington, D.C., the highest in the United States.[29]
    The 2000 census revealed that an estimated 33,000 adults in the District of Columbia identify as gay, lesbian, or bisexual, about 8.1% of the city’s adult population.[30]”

  26. Pretty girls are less likely to be feminist:

    (from https://twitter.com/realpeerreview)

  27. @Anonymous
    The Olympics suck!!!

    They are more ridiculous with each iteration.

    A totally corrupt drug-fueled cheat fest.

    BTW "Olympic/s" or "olympic/s" is a very special word outside the realm of America's First Amendment. No one is allowed use of the ANCIENT GREEK word in any promotion, project, foundation, or business context. If you try to stage a Hot Chile Olympic Cook Off in your neighborhood the hammer will come down. Not a joke.

    Replies: @tbraton

    Heaven forbid if you were to serve any Feta cheese not from Greece at that illegal event. Even the Bulgarian form (which even Greeks consider superior to the Greek version) is now labelled “white brined sheep’s milk,” which has a very catchy sound. Feta made from sheep’s milk is far superior to “feta” made from cow’s milk, which some American companies sell. BTW Bulgarian is not only better but much cheaper too.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @tbraton

    tbraton, The NFL holds tighter to the term "Super Bowl" than the IOC holds onto their five rainbow rings. So, any company advertising toward the SB and not being an official sponsor of the SB is left using the term "Big Game." By the way, the NFL divided 7.5 billion dollars among it's 32 teams, all money from TV, advertising, licensing rights, etc.

    Replies: @tbraton

    , @Clyde
    @tbraton

    I too rank Bulgarian feta the best.

  28. SFG says:
    @Former Darfur
    Having undescended testicles is not the same as having ovaries, fallopian tubes, a uterus and a vagina , is it? I would think such people are obviously male, just having a low testosterone count and, well, at least the appearance of having no testicles.

    For years, there was much talk about a particular actress with an androgynous given name being really a hemaphrodite or intersex at birth. Neither the star nor any of "her" family would ever comment, but she never did have children. And looking at her figure, her bottom and pelvis do look a little mannish-but so do those of many women who concieve and naturally give birth to children.

    Replies: @whorefinder, @SFG, @Truth, @Jim Don Bob, @BB753, @Jus' Sayin'...

    No, it’s really on a case-by-case basis. For all the silly ideas about gender fluidity peddled by the academic left, there really are these weird medical conditions where the sexual differentiation process doesn’t work right. Usually they don’t have any internal female parts (the female tubes–the Mullerian system if you want to get fancy) get suppressed, but the outside can look completely female. If they’re undescended, nobody’s going to have any clue they’re actually testes until the ‘girl’ doesn’t have a period. In which case you’re telling someone who thought she was female all her life she’s actually a boy, which is pretty upsetting if you think about it.

    There’s also the one where the internal genitalia are set up right to be a boy but the external genitalia aren’t because the last step in the testosterone pathway’s broken…so the person can look female, but then at puberty when hormone levels rise the testes descend, they get hair, and sometimes the clitoris grows a little. These guys can actually produce sperm. You can imagine what a surprise this is.

    And, of course, there are all kinds of intermediate phenotypes, because diseases don’t read textbooks.

    • Agree: Triumph104
  29. @Marina
    I wonder how people with actual intersex disorders feel about their legitimate medical problems being coopted like this. The celiac crowd is pretty fed up with gluten free fad diets and this is a lot more serious.

    Replies: @AndrewR

    Fed up why?

    The more people get into gluten-free diets, the more widely available gluten-free products will be for those who cannot eat gluten. There is no downside to having others voluntarily adopt a diet that you are required to.

    • Agree: Harry Baldwin
    • Replies: @tbraton
    @AndrewR

    I'm with Marina on this one. The problem is that "gluten-free" is being peddled so that everyone thinks he needs to avoid gluten. The truth is that only about 1% of the population has celiac disease and needs to be concerned about avoiding gluten, not the rest of us. I don't need to avoid gluten, and I resent big food companies toying with their recipes in a way that may affect taste for everyone. BTW here is what Wikipedia says about " gluten free" products:

    "The replacement of gluten-containing cereals flour with gluten free flours in commercial products traditionally made with wheat or other gluten-containing cereals may lead to a lower intake of some important nutrients, such as iron and B vitamins. Some gluten-free commercially replacement products are not enriched / fortified as their gluten-containing counterparts and often have greater lipid / carbohydrate content."

    So, it is not just taste which is affected by this "gluten free" mania we are living through.

    BTW the concern for those suffering from celiac disease should be somewhat limited:

    "A gluten free-diet should be mainly based on naturally gluten-free foods with a good balance of micro and macro nutrients. Meat, fish, eggs, legumes, nuts, fruits, vegetables, potatoes, rice, maize are all appropriate. "

    In other words, there are ways for those suffering from celiac disease to survive without changing matters for the 99% who do not suffer from celiac disease and do not benefit from gluten-free food products.

  30. Hey guys, I finally concede; you have been telling me that the NBA was soon going to die, because NO white fan would watch 15 knee-grows playing jungle ball, and yeah, you were prescient enough to know years ago that the league was going to hemorrhage money as soon as these spoiled dindus had to collect salary from poorest 12% of our society. Day one of free agency tells the sordid truth: How could you have possibly known?!?!

    http://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/report-nicolas-batum-returns-to-charlotte-after-agreeing-to-five-year-120-million-offer/

    http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/sources-wizards-bradley-beal-deep-talks-year-deal/story?id=40268527

  31. @Former Darfur
    Having undescended testicles is not the same as having ovaries, fallopian tubes, a uterus and a vagina , is it? I would think such people are obviously male, just having a low testosterone count and, well, at least the appearance of having no testicles.

    For years, there was much talk about a particular actress with an androgynous given name being really a hemaphrodite or intersex at birth. Neither the star nor any of "her" family would ever comment, but she never did have children. And looking at her figure, her bottom and pelvis do look a little mannish-but so do those of many women who concieve and naturally give birth to children.

    Replies: @whorefinder, @SFG, @Truth, @Jim Don Bob, @BB753, @Jus' Sayin'...

    I would estimate that AT LEAST 50 -60% of your star actresses, sex-symbols, vamp musicians and general famous chicks that you have wanked to while thinking about, were actually born as men.

    Apostle Laura Lee does a good job as a “transvestigator on you tube. They are snipped young and passed off as women to reframe what your average American man defines as a “beautiful woman and further the gay agenda.

    Alright then, let’s play a quick game of apochryphal or true…

    http://www.dadi.org/homagnda.htm

    • Replies: @gcochran
    @Truth

    You need a new, more accurate moniker: how about "pinhead" ?

    Replies: @Truth

    , @Former Darfur
    @Truth

    That's obvious horseshit. Probably one or two in a generation, because up until recently it would have been a career ender to get out, and in general, it would. The reason the person I alluded to is even still a somewhat reasonable suspect is that she, assuming she is a she, was born of two wealthy and famous Hollywood parents, and they had the money and pull to cover something like that up. (It would be interesting to know if on her birth certificate, the attending physician was Red Krohn.)

    Replies: @Truth

    , @BB753
    @Truth

    Is that the same "transvestigator" who claims on YouTube that Michelle Obama is a man?

    , @Pericles
    @Truth

    Serena ...? Noooooo!

  32. Gymnastics and ice skating are just about the only sports where being sexy and feminine are an advantage. The other sports are just a pathetic imitation of men.

    I’m a big believer that any medals won in ‘women’s’ boxing should count negative in the Olympics medal table. After all it just shows that you can’t contol your girls, who are nasty, ugly, masculine and truculent anyway.

  33. @5371
    [the vast majority of sports were invented ... as tests of masculinity]

    That's a strange thing to say, reminiscent of Freudians who will tell you something is "really" a phallic symbol etc.

    Replies: @Hunsdon

    As Warren Oates would say, “Relax, Francis.”

    The comment might not be globally applicable, but the sports I immediately thought of were the Highland Games and the pentathlon. The Highland Games are pretty much explicitly a test of masculinity: throwing kegs, hurling stones, tossing cabers. The pentathlon was, if I am rightly remembering, modeled on the skills required of a Napoleonic era galloper.

    Sometimes the cigar is just a cigar. (No Clinton jokes please.)

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @Hunsdon

    Hunsdon, You are referring to an event called the Modern Pentathlon, which includes a field course for horseback riding, running fencing and shooting. The is also a track/field pentathlon which is basically a half decathlon.

  34. @Former Darfur
    Having undescended testicles is not the same as having ovaries, fallopian tubes, a uterus and a vagina , is it? I would think such people are obviously male, just having a low testosterone count and, well, at least the appearance of having no testicles.

    For years, there was much talk about a particular actress with an androgynous given name being really a hemaphrodite or intersex at birth. Neither the star nor any of "her" family would ever comment, but she never did have children. And looking at her figure, her bottom and pelvis do look a little mannish-but so do those of many women who concieve and naturally give birth to children.

    Replies: @whorefinder, @SFG, @Truth, @Jim Don Bob, @BB753, @Jus' Sayin'...

    Maybe, but she had great boobs.

    • Replies: @Anon
    @Jim Don Bob

    full androgen insensitivity xys are tall, pretty and bustier than average. they are also less prone to acne and body hair.

    almost like they're airbrushed models...

  35. That would be “Lighten up, Francis!”.

    • Replies: @Hunsdon
    @Brutusale

    Man, the ghost of Warren Oates is going to kick my ass for getting that one wrong.

  36. @whorefinder
    A Leftist will never be happy until everyone else is more miserable than them.

    Seriously, though, there is a reason jealousy/envy was considered one of the Seven Deadly Sins. Those who engage in it truly make everyone else miserable just so the sinner can feel superior.

    Leftists are sick puppies.

    Replies: @Ivy, @Bard of Bumperstickers, @Wally

    Lowest-common denominator equality/justice/happiness, as in “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut. Introducing the office of the U. S. Handicapper General, Diana Moon Glampers, via Constitutional amendment:

    “THE YEAR WAS 2081, and everybody was finally equal. They weren’t only equal
    before God and the law. They were equal every which way. Nobody was smarter
    than anybody else. Nobody was better looking than anybody else. Nobody was
    stronger or quicker than anybody else. All this equality was due to the
    211th, 212th, and 213th Amendments to the Constitution, and to the unceasing
    vigilance of agents of the United States Handicapper General.”

    READ REST (short story): http://www.tnellen.com/westside/harrison.pdf

  37. @Former Darfur
    Having undescended testicles is not the same as having ovaries, fallopian tubes, a uterus and a vagina , is it? I would think such people are obviously male, just having a low testosterone count and, well, at least the appearance of having no testicles.

    For years, there was much talk about a particular actress with an androgynous given name being really a hemaphrodite or intersex at birth. Neither the star nor any of "her" family would ever comment, but she never did have children. And looking at her figure, her bottom and pelvis do look a little mannish-but so do those of many women who concieve and naturally give birth to children.

    Replies: @whorefinder, @SFG, @Truth, @Jim Don Bob, @BB753, @Jus' Sayin'...

    Sandra Bullock also has something fishy about her. Mannish, no children, a hint of an Addam’s Apple and won’t appear lightly clad in movies or anywhere else. It could be a case of partial testosterone insensitivity syndrome.

    • Replies: @rod1963
    @BB753

    Yeah, there is certainly something odd about her. Her sole marriage was to a macho biker dude - Jesse James who almost immediately began having sex outside of the marriage.

    Pretty obvious sign it was a faux marriage.

    She didn't bond with his kids either, instead she adopted a retarded black baby boy. She's about as screwy as they come.

    No bikini shots is a dead give away she has something she doesn't want anyone to see.

    , @AnotherDad
    @BB753


    Sandra Bullock also has something fishy about her. Mannish, no children, a hint of an Addam’s Apple and won’t appear lightly clad in movies or anywhere else. It could be a case of partial testosterone insensitivity syndrome.
     
    She looks like a girl to me.

    Of course, there could be something "off" about her or just simple infertility. Who knows. But the most likely explanation is that she's one of millions of boomer\gen-X women who drank the progressive kool-aid. Prioritized career--as they were told to do--never made pleasing a particular guy a priority, or never did until it was too late ... and eventually the clock just ran out on them. Now Bullock's running around playing mommy to some thug ugly black kid--which will be a an ultimately very depressing experience as she learns how dominant nature is--while her pretty nice looking and--rumor--pretty smart genes are rotting away, without being passed on.

    Remember progressivism doesn't just destroy nations, it destroys a lot men's and women's lives along the way.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @BB753

  38. @Ghost of Bull Moose
    They reportedly made an exception for Princess Anne, who competed in equestrian events in the '76, because testing the daughter of a Queen was impolite.

    Of course, the reason they had these tests in the first place is because people cheated:

    http://www.topendsports.com/events/summer/gender-testing.htm

    Replies: @Big Bill

    The Kenyan courts just upheld the constitutionality of police anus examinations to determine whether suspects are criminal homosexuals. I think Obama’s homeland still imposes a death penalty for buggery.

    Every year, Swaziland holds a national festival of virgins (Google “reed dance”) in which thousands of virgins assemble to dance for the king and his court so he can pick an additional wife for his stable of wives. Naturally, all the girls spread-eagle for a virginity examination before the proceedings to insure the king doesn’t get stuck with sloppy seconds.

  39. @Ivy
    @Ivy

    From Wikipedia: Wrecking (Russian: вредительство or vreditel'stvo, lit. "inflicting damage", "harming"), was a crime specified in the criminal code of the Soviet Union in the Stalin era. It is often translated as "sabotage"; however, "wrecking", "diversionist acts", and "counter-revolutionary sabotage" were distinct sub-articles of Article 58 (RSFSR Penal Code) (58-7, 58-9, and 58-14 respectively), and the meaning of "wrecking" is closer to "undermining".

    These three categories are distinguished in the following way.

    Diversions were acts of immediate infliction of physical damage on state and cooperative property.
    Wrecking was deliberate acts aimed against normal functioning of state and cooperative organisations, e.g., giving deliberately wrong commands.
    Sabotage was non-execution or careless execution of one's duties.
    As applied in practice, "wrecking" and "sabotage" referred to any action which negatively affected the economy, including failing to meet unrealistic economic targets, allegedly causing poor morale among subordinates (e.g. by complaining about conditions of work), lack of effort, or other incompetence. Thus, it referred to economic or industrial sabotage in the very broadest sense. The definion of sabotage was interpreted dialectically and indirectly, so any form of non-compliance with Party directives could have been considered a 'sabotage'.[1][2][3]

    Replies: @Big Bill

    I prefer the Russian crime of “hooliganism”. If you act the fool, get drunk, trash a bar, street fight, etc. you are convicted of hooliganism, get your head shaved, have to wear a cheesy prison jumpsuit, and go trash picking and sweeping the streets for 2-4 weeks. (Back in 1975, anyway).

    What a wonderful punishment for the Sacramento antifas!

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @Big Bill

    Big Bill. New Orleans used to have orange coveralls on prisoners who picked up trash ( garbage, not slutty tourists) and swept street. I think PNO (Prisoner New Orleans) was stenciled on the back.

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob

  40. It’s been an Olympic subject of contention since forever. One of the reasons Ancient Greeks did it in the buff was to prevent ladies like Spartans and maybe the odd wandering Amazon besting say, a Thespian, or an excessively pretty Athenian youth. No tackle? No access-all-areas pass.
    “Any married woman who attended the Olympic festival (apart from the ritually insulated priestess of Demeter) would by law be thrown from the heights of Mount Typaeum.”
    I say it’s way past time to revive that sagacious old custom.

  41. @Jim Don Bob
    @Former Darfur

    Maybe, but she had great boobs.

    Replies: @Anon

    full androgen insensitivity xys are tall, pretty and bustier than average. they are also less prone to acne and body hair.

    almost like they’re airbrushed models…

  42. @BB753
    @Former Darfur

    Sandra Bullock also has something fishy about her. Mannish, no children, a hint of an Addam's Apple and won't appear lightly clad in movies or anywhere else. It could be a case of partial testosterone insensitivity syndrome.

    Replies: @rod1963, @AnotherDad

    Yeah, there is certainly something odd about her. Her sole marriage was to a macho biker dude – Jesse James who almost immediately began having sex outside of the marriage.

    Pretty obvious sign it was a faux marriage.

    She didn’t bond with his kids either, instead she adopted a retarded black baby boy. She’s about as screwy as they come.

    No bikini shots is a dead give away she has something she doesn’t want anyone to see.

  43. @Brutusale
    That would be "Lighten up, Francis!".

    Replies: @Hunsdon

    Man, the ghost of Warren Oates is going to kick my ass for getting that one wrong.

  44. @gcochran
    @Anonymous

    You're wrong: it's androgen insensitivity syndrome.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Jus' Sayin'...

    They’re not mutually exclusive conditions, and her bulge is clearly visible. That movie and that scene especially has sort of fallen down the memory hole, even though it was a popular movie and starred Arnold.

    • Replies: @Stan Adams
    @Anonymous

    In the '90s, James Cameron directed Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Titanic, and ... True Lies. The first two were the biggest blockbusters of all time (at the time of their releases), while the third was a solid-but-not-spectacular moneymaker. It stands to reason that it'd get overlooked.

    T2 was Ahh-nold's last great movie. (I'll take T1 over T2 any day, but the latter is a very slick flick.) Last Action Hero was lame, and True Lies - while it had its moments - was only fair. Then came Junior, Eraser, Batman and Robin, End of Days, and that other film whose name I can't remember (The Tenth Man?) - none of which rank among his best. T3 is underrated, but it's clearly not in the same league as the first two.

    My favorite Ahh-nold flick is Commando. It's dumb but fun.

    Replies: @Clyde, @Jim Don Bob

  45. Eliminate the terms men and women and replace them with xx and xy chromosome carriers.

  46. @Former Darfur
    Having undescended testicles is not the same as having ovaries, fallopian tubes, a uterus and a vagina , is it? I would think such people are obviously male, just having a low testosterone count and, well, at least the appearance of having no testicles.

    For years, there was much talk about a particular actress with an androgynous given name being really a hemaphrodite or intersex at birth. Neither the star nor any of "her" family would ever comment, but she never did have children. And looking at her figure, her bottom and pelvis do look a little mannish-but so do those of many women who concieve and naturally give birth to children.

    Replies: @whorefinder, @SFG, @Truth, @Jim Don Bob, @BB753, @Jus' Sayin'...

    I once had a medical textbook on the extremely rare conditions (and I emphasize these are extremely rare, physical not psychological, and have nothing to do with the screwed up freaks who call themselves transgendered) that can cause confusion of sexual identity. The text book was written in the early 1970s and spoke of a past Hollywood actress who was famous for her sexual attractiveness but was genetically a male (XY) born with a total lack of androgen receptors. Persons with this condition are often very sexually attractive to men, with fully developed breasts and hips, thin waists, lustrous hair and very feminine faces. They may go through their entire lives never realizing that they are not women. For those who doubt this please look at the full body photographs illustrating the condition in this slide show: http://slideplayer.com/slide/1541122/.

    BTW the oblique references to well known contemporary actresses popping up on this site are basically crap. Men with these conditions are actually over-feminized in relation to ordinary women, not thin and unappealing.

  47. @gcochran
    @Anonymous

    You're wrong: it's androgen insensitivity syndrome.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Jus' Sayin'...

    Thanks for pointing this out. One of my text books suggests there was a very famous Hollywood actress somewhere in the 1930s – 1950s who was actually a man with this condition. The morons insinuating that one or another thin and/or less curvaceous contemporary actress has a physically-based disease affecting sexual identity don’t have a clue. I’ve provided a link to a slide show on the topic in a much later post. The persons suffering from androgen insensitivity syndrome are actually more curvaceous, feminine looking, and sexually attractive than your average woman.

  48. Drudge ran a full-length photo of Loretta Lynch today. I think she and Hillary are really going to bond on the cankles issue.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @Harry Baldwin

    Harry, I thought I had big calves, those are tree trunks.

    , @dr kill
    @Harry Baldwin

    I thought the same thing. Damn is the Regime full of unattractive black women, starting with his old lady. No wonder they are so angry.

    , @Clyde
    @Harry Baldwin

    Loretta Lynch is hideous so she inflicts her ugliness on normal Americans and whites. A key stooge in our current minority occupation government and same for Holder who came before.

  49. I bet the brass call obama a bitch while they’re walking out the oval office.

  50. @BB753
    @Former Darfur

    Sandra Bullock also has something fishy about her. Mannish, no children, a hint of an Addam's Apple and won't appear lightly clad in movies or anywhere else. It could be a case of partial testosterone insensitivity syndrome.

    Replies: @rod1963, @AnotherDad

    Sandra Bullock also has something fishy about her. Mannish, no children, a hint of an Addam’s Apple and won’t appear lightly clad in movies or anywhere else. It could be a case of partial testosterone insensitivity syndrome.

    She looks like a girl to me.

    Of course, there could be something “off” about her or just simple infertility. Who knows. But the most likely explanation is that she’s one of millions of boomer\gen-X women who drank the progressive kool-aid. Prioritized career–as they were told to do–never made pleasing a particular guy a priority, or never did until it was too late … and eventually the clock just ran out on them. Now Bullock’s running around playing mommy to some thug ugly black kid–which will be a an ultimately very depressing experience as she learns how dominant nature is–while her pretty nice looking and–rumor–pretty smart genes are rotting away, without being passed on.

    Remember progressivism doesn’t just destroy nations, it destroys a lot men’s and women’s lives along the way.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @AnotherDad

    Major female movie stars typically peak in earning power and role quality right around the time their biological clocks are ticking down in their 30s. It's a big tradeoff for an ambitious actress to skip, say, 2 or 3 excellent roles worth $5 or 10 million bucks and an Oscar nomination or two to have a child. I'm rather surprised how many of them do it.

    Replies: @NOTA

    , @BB753
    @AnotherDad

    I might be crazy but she looks neither pretty nor feminine to me. In fact, I don't believe she's a real woman.

  51. @whorefinder
    @Former Darfur


    For years, there was much talk about a particular actress with an androgynous given name being really a hemaphrodite or intersex at birth.
     
    Man, what a Halloween costume that would be! Or something for a Freaky Friday. However, I wouldn't want to be Trading Places with her any day. Still, the story sounds like only True Lies. In any event, she would never be My Girl, unless, of course, she had a A Fish Called Wanda.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Buffalo Joe, @Clyde

    Whorefinder, Very cleverly done.

  52. @realist
    Making Caster Semenya's last 100 meters in the 800 even more ridiculous, the Russians who took gold and bronze (and probably the Russian sixth place finisher as well) had their own advantage over conventional women:

    http://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2015/11/28/456680392/doping-scandal-jeopardizes-olympic-dreams-of-russian-athletes

    Replies: @Triumph104, @Buffalo Joe

    Realist, I don’t know how to link a photo, but for all the readers here you must google an image of Caster Semenya to fully understand the conversation. And how ironic that her last name has “semen” in it.

  53. @tbraton
    I heard on PTI yesterday that Mike Tyson just turned 50. I bet Michelle Tyson would have an easy time winning the woman's gold at Rio. I can recall John McEnroe about 15 years ago (long retired from men's tennis and maybe playing senior tennis) challenging both Venus and Serena Williams to a tennis match a la Billie Jean King vs. Bobby Riggs and being met with silence. He sounded very confident he could beat either pretty handily even though he was spotting them 20+ years.

    Replies: @Harry Baldwin

    Where does John McEnroe stand in the mens’ rankings these days?

    In 1998, Serena and Venus Williams said they could beat any man ranked 200 or worse. Karsten Braasch, ranked 203, accepted the challenge. Before the matches, Braasch played a round of golf in the morning, drank a couple of beers, smoked a few cigarettes, and then played the Williams sisters for a set each, one after the other. He defeated Serena, 6-1, and Venus, 6-2. Serena said afterwards “I didn’t know it would be that hard. I hit shots that would have been winners on
    the women’s tour and he got to them easily.”

    Serena subsequently revised her boast, claiming she could beat any male player ranked below 350.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Harry Baldwin

    At the absolute peak of her game, the top LPGA player in 2003 entered a run of the mill PGA tournament and missed the cut by 4 strokes (as I had predicted), but still did better than a few dozen male entrants. I think Annika Sorenstam finished about 110th, although probably only 1/2 to 3/4ths of the best male players in the world were entered.

    And Annika was probably better at that point than any woman before or since. She was working out like crazy (it was 2003, after all) and had added enough distance to her drive that she could hit the ball about as far as Corey Pavin, one of the best small men on tour. And she was extremely straight. Her swing might have been as good as any man in the world.

    So, the gap in golf is a little smaller than the gap in tennis.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe, @Jim Don Bob, @Brutusale

    , @tbraton
    @Harry Baldwin

    "Where does John McEnroe stand in the mens’ rankings these days?"

    As far as I am concerned, McEnroe is ranked #1 as a TV analyst of professional tennis. He obviously knows his stuff and is very intelligent. I recall he finally beat Bjorn Borg at Wimbledon on July 4, 1981, when he was about 23/24 (?), so that would put him in his late 50's today. I'm sure he plays tennis better than most men even now but probably far from his peak form. I was still playing at a competent level (for me, not McEnroe) when I was in my early 60's when a leg injury prevented me from playing at all.

    I hadn't heard the Karsten Braasch story before. Thanks. It may have been that which caused McEnroe to make his request for a match against either Venus or Serena since that is around the time I remember McEnroe making his challenge.

  54. @tbraton
    @Anonymous

    Heaven forbid if you were to serve any Feta cheese not from Greece at that illegal event. Even the Bulgarian form (which even Greeks consider superior to the Greek version) is now labelled "white brined sheep's milk," which has a very catchy sound. Feta made from sheep's milk is far superior to "feta" made from cow's milk, which some American companies sell. BTW Bulgarian is not only better but much cheaper too.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe, @Clyde

    tbraton, The NFL holds tighter to the term “Super Bowl” than the IOC holds onto their five rainbow rings. So, any company advertising toward the SB and not being an official sponsor of the SB is left using the term “Big Game.” By the way, the NFL divided 7.5 billion dollars among it’s 32 teams, all money from TV, advertising, licensing rights, etc.

    • Replies: @tbraton
    @Buffalo Joe

    But wait until the powerful NFL decides to get into the cheese making business. They can slap the NFL logo on it as much as they want, but, if they want to label it "feta" rather than "white brined cow's milk" (the NFL would not spring for the more expensive sheep's milk), they won't be able to sell it in the EU and other places around the world.

  55. @Harry Baldwin
    @tbraton

    Where does John McEnroe stand in the mens' rankings these days?

    In 1998, Serena and Venus Williams said they could beat any man ranked 200 or worse. Karsten Braasch, ranked 203, accepted the challenge. Before the matches, Braasch played a round of golf in the morning, drank a couple of beers, smoked a few cigarettes, and then played the Williams sisters for a set each, one after the other. He defeated Serena, 6-1, and Venus, 6-2. Serena said afterwards "I didn't know it would be that hard. I hit shots that would have been winners on
    the women's tour and he got to them easily."

    Serena subsequently revised her boast, claiming she could beat any male player ranked below 350.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @tbraton

    At the absolute peak of her game, the top LPGA player in 2003 entered a run of the mill PGA tournament and missed the cut by 4 strokes (as I had predicted), but still did better than a few dozen male entrants. I think Annika Sorenstam finished about 110th, although probably only 1/2 to 3/4ths of the best male players in the world were entered.

    And Annika was probably better at that point than any woman before or since. She was working out like crazy (it was 2003, after all) and had added enough distance to her drive that she could hit the ball about as far as Corey Pavin, one of the best small men on tour. And she was extremely straight. Her swing might have been as good as any man in the world.

    So, the gap in golf is a little smaller than the gap in tennis.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @Steve Sailer

    Steve, Big difference in golf and tennis. Golfers rarely sweat, no running, just walking. If you take a 440 yard par four hole, for instance, and a woman drives 240, hits a fairway wood 180, you may be on the green and in birdie putt range, or at least par. My cousin played Arthur Ashe in an exhibition match. Ashe set him back on his heels by hitting a serve that squeezed through the chain link back stop.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Steve Sailer

    , @Jim Don Bob
    @Steve Sailer

    Military studies show that the top female soldier has about the same upper body strength as the average male soldier. I read an article a while back about a woman who really really wanted to cut it and found out that she just did not have what it takes to hump a 100 pound pack 20 miles or so. Just not enough T.

    Men are women are different.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    , @Brutusale
    @Steve Sailer

    The equipment in golf has done most of the equalizing. Graphite, titanium and the multi-piece ball are being played on the same courses as hickory, persimmon and the gutta-percha was 100 years ago. Technology has made the shorter hitters competitive on courses too short for the materials being used. Additionally, athleticism really doesn't come into play on the golf course.

  56. @Truth
    @Former Darfur

    I would estimate that AT LEAST 50 -60% of your star actresses, sex-symbols, vamp musicians and general famous chicks that you have wanked to while thinking about, were actually born as men.

    Apostle Laura Lee does a good job as a "transvestigator on you tube. They are snipped young and passed off as women to reframe what your average American man defines as a "beautiful woman and further the gay agenda.

    Alright then, let's play a quick game of apochryphal or true...


    http://www.dadi.org/homagnda.htm

    Replies: @gcochran, @Former Darfur, @BB753, @Pericles

    You need a new, more accurate moniker: how about “pinhead” ?

    • Replies: @Truth
    @gcochran

    Fine, on one condition; you have to start posting as "stage 1":

    All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
    -Arthur Schopenhauer
    German philosopher (1788 - 1860)

  57. @Hunsdon
    @5371

    As Warren Oates would say, "Relax, Francis."

    The comment might not be globally applicable, but the sports I immediately thought of were the Highland Games and the pentathlon. The Highland Games are pretty much explicitly a test of masculinity: throwing kegs, hurling stones, tossing cabers. The pentathlon was, if I am rightly remembering, modeled on the skills required of a Napoleonic era galloper.

    Sometimes the cigar is just a cigar. (No Clinton jokes please.)

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    Hunsdon, You are referring to an event called the Modern Pentathlon, which includes a field course for horseback riding, running fencing and shooting. The is also a track/field pentathlon which is basically a half decathlon.

  58. @Big Bill
    @Ivy

    I prefer the Russian crime of "hooliganism". If you act the fool, get drunk, trash a bar, street fight, etc. you are convicted of hooliganism, get your head shaved, have to wear a cheesy prison jumpsuit, and go trash picking and sweeping the streets for 2-4 weeks. (Back in 1975, anyway).

    What a wonderful punishment for the Sacramento antifas!

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    Big Bill. New Orleans used to have orange coveralls on prisoners who picked up trash ( garbage, not slutty tourists) and swept street. I think PNO (Prisoner New Orleans) was stenciled on the back.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    @Buffalo Joe

    I think that is a great idea because no one, but especially the brothers, likes to be publicly humiliated. They did that in Texas too back in the 80s.

  59. @Harry Baldwin
    Drudge ran a full-length photo of Loretta Lynch today. I think she and Hillary are really going to bond on the cankles issue.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe, @dr kill, @Clyde

    Harry, I thought I had big calves, those are tree trunks.

  60. @Steve Sailer
    @Harry Baldwin

    At the absolute peak of her game, the top LPGA player in 2003 entered a run of the mill PGA tournament and missed the cut by 4 strokes (as I had predicted), but still did better than a few dozen male entrants. I think Annika Sorenstam finished about 110th, although probably only 1/2 to 3/4ths of the best male players in the world were entered.

    And Annika was probably better at that point than any woman before or since. She was working out like crazy (it was 2003, after all) and had added enough distance to her drive that she could hit the ball about as far as Corey Pavin, one of the best small men on tour. And she was extremely straight. Her swing might have been as good as any man in the world.

    So, the gap in golf is a little smaller than the gap in tennis.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe, @Jim Don Bob, @Brutusale

    Steve, Big difference in golf and tennis. Golfers rarely sweat, no running, just walking. If you take a 440 yard par four hole, for instance, and a woman drives 240, hits a fairway wood 180, you may be on the green and in birdie putt range, or at least par. My cousin played Arthur Ashe in an exhibition match. Ashe set him back on his heels by hitting a serve that squeezed through the chain link back stop.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Buffalo Joe

    I think that says more about your cousin than Ashe. Ashe was a fruity cornball brother on the down low who got AIDs.

    , @Steve Sailer
    @Buffalo Joe

    Right -- there are major differences between objective sports like golf and shooting where everybody competes against nature and subjective sports where competitors hit back: e.g., tennis or, especially, boxing.

  61. @AnotherDad
    @BB753


    Sandra Bullock also has something fishy about her. Mannish, no children, a hint of an Addam’s Apple and won’t appear lightly clad in movies or anywhere else. It could be a case of partial testosterone insensitivity syndrome.
     
    She looks like a girl to me.

    Of course, there could be something "off" about her or just simple infertility. Who knows. But the most likely explanation is that she's one of millions of boomer\gen-X women who drank the progressive kool-aid. Prioritized career--as they were told to do--never made pleasing a particular guy a priority, or never did until it was too late ... and eventually the clock just ran out on them. Now Bullock's running around playing mommy to some thug ugly black kid--which will be a an ultimately very depressing experience as she learns how dominant nature is--while her pretty nice looking and--rumor--pretty smart genes are rotting away, without being passed on.

    Remember progressivism doesn't just destroy nations, it destroys a lot men's and women's lives along the way.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @BB753

    Major female movie stars typically peak in earning power and role quality right around the time their biological clocks are ticking down in their 30s. It’s a big tradeoff for an ambitious actress to skip, say, 2 or 3 excellent roles worth $5 or 10 million bucks and an Oscar nomination or two to have a child. I’m rather surprised how many of them do it.

    • Replies: @NOTA
    @Steve Sailer

    Do any top actresses freeze their eggs and raise their kids later, or even have a surrogate carry their kid?

  62. @AnotherDad
    @BB753


    Sandra Bullock also has something fishy about her. Mannish, no children, a hint of an Addam’s Apple and won’t appear lightly clad in movies or anywhere else. It could be a case of partial testosterone insensitivity syndrome.
     
    She looks like a girl to me.

    Of course, there could be something "off" about her or just simple infertility. Who knows. But the most likely explanation is that she's one of millions of boomer\gen-X women who drank the progressive kool-aid. Prioritized career--as they were told to do--never made pleasing a particular guy a priority, or never did until it was too late ... and eventually the clock just ran out on them. Now Bullock's running around playing mommy to some thug ugly black kid--which will be a an ultimately very depressing experience as she learns how dominant nature is--while her pretty nice looking and--rumor--pretty smart genes are rotting away, without being passed on.

    Remember progressivism doesn't just destroy nations, it destroys a lot men's and women's lives along the way.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @BB753

    I might be crazy but she looks neither pretty nor feminine to me. In fact, I don’t believe she’s a real woman.

  63. @Steve Sailer
    @Harry Baldwin

    At the absolute peak of her game, the top LPGA player in 2003 entered a run of the mill PGA tournament and missed the cut by 4 strokes (as I had predicted), but still did better than a few dozen male entrants. I think Annika Sorenstam finished about 110th, although probably only 1/2 to 3/4ths of the best male players in the world were entered.

    And Annika was probably better at that point than any woman before or since. She was working out like crazy (it was 2003, after all) and had added enough distance to her drive that she could hit the ball about as far as Corey Pavin, one of the best small men on tour. And she was extremely straight. Her swing might have been as good as any man in the world.

    So, the gap in golf is a little smaller than the gap in tennis.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe, @Jim Don Bob, @Brutusale

    Military studies show that the top female soldier has about the same upper body strength as the average male soldier. I read an article a while back about a woman who really really wanted to cut it and found out that she just did not have what it takes to hump a 100 pound pack 20 miles or so. Just not enough T.

    Men are women are different.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Jim Don Bob

    Ammo.

    It's not getting lighter.

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob, @Whoever

  64. @Buffalo Joe
    @Steve Sailer

    Steve, Big difference in golf and tennis. Golfers rarely sweat, no running, just walking. If you take a 440 yard par four hole, for instance, and a woman drives 240, hits a fairway wood 180, you may be on the green and in birdie putt range, or at least par. My cousin played Arthur Ashe in an exhibition match. Ashe set him back on his heels by hitting a serve that squeezed through the chain link back stop.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Steve Sailer

    I think that says more about your cousin than Ashe. Ashe was a fruity cornball brother on the down low who got AIDs.

  65. @Jim Don Bob
    @Steve Sailer

    Military studies show that the top female soldier has about the same upper body strength as the average male soldier. I read an article a while back about a woman who really really wanted to cut it and found out that she just did not have what it takes to hump a 100 pound pack 20 miles or so. Just not enough T.

    Men are women are different.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    Ammo.

    It’s not getting lighter.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    @Steve Sailer

    And water. And food. One of the things I remember from reading Bravo Two Zero (https://www.amazon.com/Bravo-Two-Zero-Harrowing-Special/dp/0440218802) was that these guys humped packs that weighed almost 200 pounds! Good book and good movie.

    , @Whoever
    @Steve Sailer

    A mule isn't supposed to carry more than 25 percent of it's body weight, but the ideal load for a Marine is supposed to be one-third of his body weight, a figure established during the Korean War. But that is rarely achieved.
    The average male Marine weighs 169 lbs., so he should carry no more than 56 lbs or so. But that's just an ideal. What a Marine carries depends. For example, an approach-march load is recommended to be no more than 45 percent of body weight. An approach march requires a Marine to march 20 miles in eight hours and arrive ready to fight with 90 percent combat effectiveness. It assumes he will be resupplied daily.
    Then there is the sustained-march load, which assumes the Marine will not be resupplied for three days. That's not supposed to exceed 60 percent of body weight.
    There's also the "existence load," which is what a Marine carries when he doesn't know when logistics will next get to him. That's supposed to be no more than 75 percent of body weight.
    These figures don't take into account decisions made at the unit level as to how much ammunition to carry, the distribution of mortar rounds, etc.
    Also, Marines all carry "comfort" gear--personal stuff, the weight of which can mount up.
    Even things like all the batteries needed for equipment carried on a 72-hour mission add up to something like 16 pounds.
    The weight marines carry has actually gone down since the first days of the Afghan war, with lighter gear, body armor, etc. Even the move from the M16 to the M4 saves weight, as does the move from the M249 to M27.
    Corpsmen, of whom there have been females for some years, some of whom have earned CARs (not to mention Purple Hearts), carry as much as 50 lbs of medical gear, plus weapon, body armor, etc, and also may carry extra ammo like everyone else.
    Orthopedic injuries do happen, due to all this weight, but conditioning and experience help reduce their frequency.

    Replies: @EH

  66. @Buffalo Joe
    @Big Bill

    Big Bill. New Orleans used to have orange coveralls on prisoners who picked up trash ( garbage, not slutty tourists) and swept street. I think PNO (Prisoner New Orleans) was stenciled on the back.

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob

    I think that is a great idea because no one, but especially the brothers, likes to be publicly humiliated. They did that in Texas too back in the 80s.

  67. @Buffalo Joe
    @Steve Sailer

    Steve, Big difference in golf and tennis. Golfers rarely sweat, no running, just walking. If you take a 440 yard par four hole, for instance, and a woman drives 240, hits a fairway wood 180, you may be on the green and in birdie putt range, or at least par. My cousin played Arthur Ashe in an exhibition match. Ashe set him back on his heels by hitting a serve that squeezed through the chain link back stop.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Steve Sailer

    Right — there are major differences between objective sports like golf and shooting where everybody competes against nature and subjective sports where competitors hit back: e.g., tennis or, especially, boxing.

  68. @Steve Sailer
    @Jim Don Bob

    Ammo.

    It's not getting lighter.

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob, @Whoever

    And water. And food. One of the things I remember from reading Bravo Two Zero (https://www.amazon.com/Bravo-Two-Zero-Harrowing-Special/dp/0440218802) was that these guys humped packs that weighed almost 200 pounds! Good book and good movie.

  69. @Harry Baldwin
    Drudge ran a full-length photo of Loretta Lynch today. I think she and Hillary are really going to bond on the cankles issue.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe, @dr kill, @Clyde

    I thought the same thing. Damn is the Regime full of unattractive black women, starting with his old lady. No wonder they are so angry.

  70. @Anonymous
    @gcochran

    They're not mutually exclusive conditions, and her bulge is clearly visible. That movie and that scene especially has sort of fallen down the memory hole, even though it was a popular movie and starred Arnold.

    Replies: @Stan Adams

    In the ’90s, James Cameron directed Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Titanic, and … True Lies. The first two were the biggest blockbusters of all time (at the time of their releases), while the third was a solid-but-not-spectacular moneymaker. It stands to reason that it’d get overlooked.

    T2 was Ahh-nold’s last great movie. (I’ll take T1 over T2 any day, but the latter is a very slick flick.) Last Action Hero was lame, and True Lies – while it had its moments – was only fair. Then came Junior, Eraser, Batman and Robin, End of Days, and that other film whose name I can’t remember (The Tenth Man?) – none of which rank among his best. T3 is underrated, but it’s clearly not in the same league as the first two.

    My favorite Ahh-nold flick is Commando. It’s dumb but fun.

    • Replies: @Clyde
    @Stan Adams

    Total Recall my favorite with Arnold Schwarzenegger. Then T2.

    , @Jim Don Bob
    @Stan Adams

    Yeah, I remember seeing Commando at the Blue Moon Drive In along with to To Live and Die in LA I think. It was dumb but fun. My favorite part was where his black sidekick babe says to him after they steal a float plane, "Does it have aviation gas?" Ha!

    And T1 was awesome. Micheal Biehn whipping out his shotgun in the bar then telling Linda Hamilton, "Come with me if you want to live!"

  71. @Anonymous
    @whorefinder

    There's a striptease scene in True Lies where her bulge is clearly noticeable.

    Replies: @gcochran, @Kevin O'Keeffe

    There’s a striptease scene in True Lies where her bulge is clearly noticeable.

    This guy has a point.

    See for yourself:

    • Replies: @Former Darfur
    @Kevin O'Keeffe

    There's no way there is an even normal-for-Japanese size block and tackle there. If it's true, those are baby organs and you'd think 'she'd' get them lopped and a surgical vadge fitted just to avoid embarrassment.

    , @Brutusale
    @Kevin O'Keeffe

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2378298/Jamie-Lee-Curtis-54-shows-voluptuous-figure-fitted-black-swimsuit.html

    Nothing to see here.

  72. @Truth
    @Former Darfur

    I would estimate that AT LEAST 50 -60% of your star actresses, sex-symbols, vamp musicians and general famous chicks that you have wanked to while thinking about, were actually born as men.

    Apostle Laura Lee does a good job as a "transvestigator on you tube. They are snipped young and passed off as women to reframe what your average American man defines as a "beautiful woman and further the gay agenda.

    Alright then, let's play a quick game of apochryphal or true...


    http://www.dadi.org/homagnda.htm

    Replies: @gcochran, @Former Darfur, @BB753, @Pericles

    That’s obvious horseshit. Probably one or two in a generation, because up until recently it would have been a career ender to get out, and in general, it would. The reason the person I alluded to is even still a somewhat reasonable suspect is that she, assuming she is a she, was born of two wealthy and famous Hollywood parents, and they had the money and pull to cover something like that up. (It would be interesting to know if on her birth certificate, the attending physician was Red Krohn.)

    • Replies: @Truth
    @Former Darfur

    My Friend, there are two extremely difficult things about "the agenda" to explain to the proletariat:

    1) How incredibly broad and all pervasive it is.

    2) The fact that it is centrally planed many decades in advance, and the "actors" are vetted from birth.

    3) That all of "the agendas" are integrated and are part of a larger plan.

    As to the LGBT agenda, you don't need to trust me, just your lyin' eyes. Look at your favorite Alpha Male/ Presidential candidate, for instance, and particularly his first and third (and arguably second) wives.

    Here is one video from the website I mentioned earlier, watch it, then watch a few others, and then here's your challenge: Chose 5 star, celebrity, internationally known actresses, your choice as to whom, past or present, and look them up on google images. Now, are you still 100% convinced that that person was born a woman...or maybe just 95%?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=angFAInet1Y

  73. @gcochran
    @Truth

    You need a new, more accurate moniker: how about "pinhead" ?

    Replies: @Truth

    Fine, on one condition; you have to start posting as “stage 1”:

    All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
    -Arthur Schopenhauer
    German philosopher (1788 – 1860)

  74. @whorefinder
    @Former Darfur


    For years, there was much talk about a particular actress with an androgynous given name being really a hemaphrodite or intersex at birth.
     
    Man, what a Halloween costume that would be! Or something for a Freaky Friday. However, I wouldn't want to be Trading Places with her any day. Still, the story sounds like only True Lies. In any event, she would never be My Girl, unless, of course, she had a A Fish Called Wanda.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Buffalo Joe, @Clyde

    JLC! you got it. But did she have generous boobs when she took off her top in Trading Places.

  75. @Harry Baldwin
    Drudge ran a full-length photo of Loretta Lynch today. I think she and Hillary are really going to bond on the cankles issue.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe, @dr kill, @Clyde

    Loretta Lynch is hideous so she inflicts her ugliness on normal Americans and whites. A key stooge in our current minority occupation government and same for Holder who came before.

  76. @Stan Adams
    @Anonymous

    In the '90s, James Cameron directed Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Titanic, and ... True Lies. The first two were the biggest blockbusters of all time (at the time of their releases), while the third was a solid-but-not-spectacular moneymaker. It stands to reason that it'd get overlooked.

    T2 was Ahh-nold's last great movie. (I'll take T1 over T2 any day, but the latter is a very slick flick.) Last Action Hero was lame, and True Lies - while it had its moments - was only fair. Then came Junior, Eraser, Batman and Robin, End of Days, and that other film whose name I can't remember (The Tenth Man?) - none of which rank among his best. T3 is underrated, but it's clearly not in the same league as the first two.

    My favorite Ahh-nold flick is Commando. It's dumb but fun.

    Replies: @Clyde, @Jim Don Bob

    Total Recall my favorite with Arnold Schwarzenegger. Then T2.

  77. @Steve Sailer
    @Jim Don Bob

    Ammo.

    It's not getting lighter.

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob, @Whoever

    A mule isn’t supposed to carry more than 25 percent of it’s body weight, but the ideal load for a Marine is supposed to be one-third of his body weight, a figure established during the Korean War. But that is rarely achieved.
    The average male Marine weighs 169 lbs., so he should carry no more than 56 lbs or so. But that’s just an ideal. What a Marine carries depends. For example, an approach-march load is recommended to be no more than 45 percent of body weight. An approach march requires a Marine to march 20 miles in eight hours and arrive ready to fight with 90 percent combat effectiveness. It assumes he will be resupplied daily.
    Then there is the sustained-march load, which assumes the Marine will not be resupplied for three days. That’s not supposed to exceed 60 percent of body weight.
    There’s also the “existence load,” which is what a Marine carries when he doesn’t know when logistics will next get to him. That’s supposed to be no more than 75 percent of body weight.
    These figures don’t take into account decisions made at the unit level as to how much ammunition to carry, the distribution of mortar rounds, etc.
    Also, Marines all carry “comfort” gear–personal stuff, the weight of which can mount up.
    Even things like all the batteries needed for equipment carried on a 72-hour mission add up to something like 16 pounds.
    The weight marines carry has actually gone down since the first days of the Afghan war, with lighter gear, body armor, etc. Even the move from the M16 to the M4 saves weight, as does the move from the M249 to M27.
    Corpsmen, of whom there have been females for some years, some of whom have earned CARs (not to mention Purple Hearts), carry as much as 50 lbs of medical gear, plus weapon, body armor, etc, and also may carry extra ammo like everyone else.
    Orthopedic injuries do happen, due to all this weight, but conditioning and experience help reduce their frequency.

    • Replies: @EH
    @Whoever

    Thanks for the info.
    I knew the mid-'80 Sierra Outward Bound load was too high, but I hadn't realized how far above guidelines it was - 60% of body weight for 14- 16 year olds day one, 7 to 10 thousand feet altitude, over a mile of total vertical per day (including descents, which are actually harder, one 2000 ft descent in 20min over a boulder field with 50+ lb. load gave me knee twinges for years), weekly resupply, less than 5% on trails, no soap, no toilet paper, no water filters. Today they'd be risking child abuse charges.

    But it was co-ed, about 30-40% girls, only one didn't make it through, and she was literally about 90 lbs.

  78. @tbraton
    @Anonymous

    Heaven forbid if you were to serve any Feta cheese not from Greece at that illegal event. Even the Bulgarian form (which even Greeks consider superior to the Greek version) is now labelled "white brined sheep's milk," which has a very catchy sound. Feta made from sheep's milk is far superior to "feta" made from cow's milk, which some American companies sell. BTW Bulgarian is not only better but much cheaper too.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe, @Clyde

    I too rank Bulgarian feta the best.

  79. @Former Darfur
    @Truth

    That's obvious horseshit. Probably one or two in a generation, because up until recently it would have been a career ender to get out, and in general, it would. The reason the person I alluded to is even still a somewhat reasonable suspect is that she, assuming she is a she, was born of two wealthy and famous Hollywood parents, and they had the money and pull to cover something like that up. (It would be interesting to know if on her birth certificate, the attending physician was Red Krohn.)

    Replies: @Truth

    My Friend, there are two extremely difficult things about “the agenda” to explain to the proletariat:

    1) How incredibly broad and all pervasive it is.

    2) The fact that it is centrally planed many decades in advance, and the “actors” are vetted from birth.

    3) That all of “the agendas” are integrated and are part of a larger plan.

    As to the LGBT agenda, you don’t need to trust me, just your lyin’ eyes. Look at your favorite Alpha Male/ Presidential candidate, for instance, and particularly his first and third (and arguably second) wives.

    Here is one video from the website I mentioned earlier, watch it, then watch a few others, and then here’s your challenge: Chose 5 star, celebrity, internationally known actresses, your choice as to whom, past or present, and look them up on google images. Now, are you still 100% convinced that that person was born a woman…or maybe just 95%?

  80. I have a fair amount of sympathy for them

    Agreed, because they really are “intersex”; they’re not psychological cases like Jenner (btw, has he “fully transitioned” yet? The old slice and dice?)

  81. EH says:
    @Whoever
    @Steve Sailer

    A mule isn't supposed to carry more than 25 percent of it's body weight, but the ideal load for a Marine is supposed to be one-third of his body weight, a figure established during the Korean War. But that is rarely achieved.
    The average male Marine weighs 169 lbs., so he should carry no more than 56 lbs or so. But that's just an ideal. What a Marine carries depends. For example, an approach-march load is recommended to be no more than 45 percent of body weight. An approach march requires a Marine to march 20 miles in eight hours and arrive ready to fight with 90 percent combat effectiveness. It assumes he will be resupplied daily.
    Then there is the sustained-march load, which assumes the Marine will not be resupplied for three days. That's not supposed to exceed 60 percent of body weight.
    There's also the "existence load," which is what a Marine carries when he doesn't know when logistics will next get to him. That's supposed to be no more than 75 percent of body weight.
    These figures don't take into account decisions made at the unit level as to how much ammunition to carry, the distribution of mortar rounds, etc.
    Also, Marines all carry "comfort" gear--personal stuff, the weight of which can mount up.
    Even things like all the batteries needed for equipment carried on a 72-hour mission add up to something like 16 pounds.
    The weight marines carry has actually gone down since the first days of the Afghan war, with lighter gear, body armor, etc. Even the move from the M16 to the M4 saves weight, as does the move from the M249 to M27.
    Corpsmen, of whom there have been females for some years, some of whom have earned CARs (not to mention Purple Hearts), carry as much as 50 lbs of medical gear, plus weapon, body armor, etc, and also may carry extra ammo like everyone else.
    Orthopedic injuries do happen, due to all this weight, but conditioning and experience help reduce their frequency.

    Replies: @EH

    Thanks for the info.
    I knew the mid-’80 Sierra Outward Bound load was too high, but I hadn’t realized how far above guidelines it was – 60% of body weight for 14- 16 year olds day one, 7 to 10 thousand feet altitude, over a mile of total vertical per day (including descents, which are actually harder, one 2000 ft descent in 20min over a boulder field with 50+ lb. load gave me knee twinges for years), weekly resupply, less than 5% on trails, no soap, no toilet paper, no water filters. Today they’d be risking child abuse charges.

    But it was co-ed, about 30-40% girls, only one didn’t make it through, and she was literally about 90 lbs.

  82. @Harry Baldwin
    @tbraton

    Where does John McEnroe stand in the mens' rankings these days?

    In 1998, Serena and Venus Williams said they could beat any man ranked 200 or worse. Karsten Braasch, ranked 203, accepted the challenge. Before the matches, Braasch played a round of golf in the morning, drank a couple of beers, smoked a few cigarettes, and then played the Williams sisters for a set each, one after the other. He defeated Serena, 6-1, and Venus, 6-2. Serena said afterwards "I didn't know it would be that hard. I hit shots that would have been winners on
    the women's tour and he got to them easily."

    Serena subsequently revised her boast, claiming she could beat any male player ranked below 350.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @tbraton

    “Where does John McEnroe stand in the mens’ rankings these days?”

    As far as I am concerned, McEnroe is ranked #1 as a TV analyst of professional tennis. He obviously knows his stuff and is very intelligent. I recall he finally beat Bjorn Borg at Wimbledon on July 4, 1981, when he was about 23/24 (?), so that would put him in his late 50’s today. I’m sure he plays tennis better than most men even now but probably far from his peak form. I was still playing at a competent level (for me, not McEnroe) when I was in my early 60’s when a leg injury prevented me from playing at all.

    I hadn’t heard the Karsten Braasch story before. Thanks. It may have been that which caused McEnroe to make his request for a match against either Venus or Serena since that is around the time I remember McEnroe making his challenge.

  83. @Stan Adams
    @Anonymous

    In the '90s, James Cameron directed Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Titanic, and ... True Lies. The first two were the biggest blockbusters of all time (at the time of their releases), while the third was a solid-but-not-spectacular moneymaker. It stands to reason that it'd get overlooked.

    T2 was Ahh-nold's last great movie. (I'll take T1 over T2 any day, but the latter is a very slick flick.) Last Action Hero was lame, and True Lies - while it had its moments - was only fair. Then came Junior, Eraser, Batman and Robin, End of Days, and that other film whose name I can't remember (The Tenth Man?) - none of which rank among his best. T3 is underrated, but it's clearly not in the same league as the first two.

    My favorite Ahh-nold flick is Commando. It's dumb but fun.

    Replies: @Clyde, @Jim Don Bob

    Yeah, I remember seeing Commando at the Blue Moon Drive In along with to To Live and Die in LA I think. It was dumb but fun. My favorite part was where his black sidekick babe says to him after they steal a float plane, “Does it have aviation gas?” Ha!

    And T1 was awesome. Micheal Biehn whipping out his shotgun in the bar then telling Linda Hamilton, “Come with me if you want to live!”

  84. @Steve Sailer
    @AnotherDad

    Major female movie stars typically peak in earning power and role quality right around the time their biological clocks are ticking down in their 30s. It's a big tradeoff for an ambitious actress to skip, say, 2 or 3 excellent roles worth $5 or 10 million bucks and an Oscar nomination or two to have a child. I'm rather surprised how many of them do it.

    Replies: @NOTA

    Do any top actresses freeze their eggs and raise their kids later, or even have a surrogate carry their kid?

  85. @Buffalo Joe
    @tbraton

    tbraton, The NFL holds tighter to the term "Super Bowl" than the IOC holds onto their five rainbow rings. So, any company advertising toward the SB and not being an official sponsor of the SB is left using the term "Big Game." By the way, the NFL divided 7.5 billion dollars among it's 32 teams, all money from TV, advertising, licensing rights, etc.

    Replies: @tbraton

    But wait until the powerful NFL decides to get into the cheese making business. They can slap the NFL logo on it as much as they want, but, if they want to label it “feta” rather than “white brined cow’s milk” (the NFL would not spring for the more expensive sheep’s milk), they won’t be able to sell it in the EU and other places around the world.

  86. @AndrewR
    @Marina

    Fed up why?

    The more people get into gluten-free diets, the more widely available gluten-free products will be for those who cannot eat gluten. There is no downside to having others voluntarily adopt a diet that you are required to.

    Replies: @tbraton

    I’m with Marina on this one. The problem is that “gluten-free” is being peddled so that everyone thinks he needs to avoid gluten. The truth is that only about 1% of the population has celiac disease and needs to be concerned about avoiding gluten, not the rest of us. I don’t need to avoid gluten, and I resent big food companies toying with their recipes in a way that may affect taste for everyone. BTW here is what Wikipedia says about ” gluten free” products:

    “The replacement of gluten-containing cereals flour with gluten free flours in commercial products traditionally made with wheat or other gluten-containing cereals may lead to a lower intake of some important nutrients, such as iron and B vitamins. Some gluten-free commercially replacement products are not enriched / fortified as their gluten-containing counterparts and often have greater lipid / carbohydrate content.”

    So, it is not just taste which is affected by this “gluten free” mania we are living through.

    BTW the concern for those suffering from celiac disease should be somewhat limited:

    “A gluten free-diet should be mainly based on naturally gluten-free foods with a good balance of micro and macro nutrients. Meat, fish, eggs, legumes, nuts, fruits, vegetables, potatoes, rice, maize are all appropriate. ”

    In other words, there are ways for those suffering from celiac disease to survive without changing matters for the 99% who do not suffer from celiac disease and do not benefit from gluten-free food products.

  87. @Truth
    @Former Darfur

    I would estimate that AT LEAST 50 -60% of your star actresses, sex-symbols, vamp musicians and general famous chicks that you have wanked to while thinking about, were actually born as men.

    Apostle Laura Lee does a good job as a "transvestigator on you tube. They are snipped young and passed off as women to reframe what your average American man defines as a "beautiful woman and further the gay agenda.

    Alright then, let's play a quick game of apochryphal or true...


    http://www.dadi.org/homagnda.htm

    Replies: @gcochran, @Former Darfur, @BB753, @Pericles

    Is that the same “transvestigator” who claims on YouTube that Michelle Obama is a man?

  88. @whorefinder
    A Leftist will never be happy until everyone else is more miserable than them.

    Seriously, though, there is a reason jealousy/envy was considered one of the Seven Deadly Sins. Those who engage in it truly make everyone else miserable just so the sinner can feel superior.

    Leftists are sick puppies.

    Replies: @Ivy, @Bard of Bumperstickers, @Wally

    “Seriously, though, there is a reason jealousy/envy was considered one of the Seven Deadly Sins.”

    Leftist lesbians have what can only be described as ‘penis envy’.

  89. @Steve Sailer
    @Harry Baldwin

    At the absolute peak of her game, the top LPGA player in 2003 entered a run of the mill PGA tournament and missed the cut by 4 strokes (as I had predicted), but still did better than a few dozen male entrants. I think Annika Sorenstam finished about 110th, although probably only 1/2 to 3/4ths of the best male players in the world were entered.

    And Annika was probably better at that point than any woman before or since. She was working out like crazy (it was 2003, after all) and had added enough distance to her drive that she could hit the ball about as far as Corey Pavin, one of the best small men on tour. And she was extremely straight. Her swing might have been as good as any man in the world.

    So, the gap in golf is a little smaller than the gap in tennis.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe, @Jim Don Bob, @Brutusale

    The equipment in golf has done most of the equalizing. Graphite, titanium and the multi-piece ball are being played on the same courses as hickory, persimmon and the gutta-percha was 100 years ago. Technology has made the shorter hitters competitive on courses too short for the materials being used. Additionally, athleticism really doesn’t come into play on the golf course.

  90. @Truth
    @Former Darfur

    I would estimate that AT LEAST 50 -60% of your star actresses, sex-symbols, vamp musicians and general famous chicks that you have wanked to while thinking about, were actually born as men.

    Apostle Laura Lee does a good job as a "transvestigator on you tube. They are snipped young and passed off as women to reframe what your average American man defines as a "beautiful woman and further the gay agenda.

    Alright then, let's play a quick game of apochryphal or true...


    http://www.dadi.org/homagnda.htm

    Replies: @gcochran, @Former Darfur, @BB753, @Pericles

    Serena …? Noooooo!

  91. I saw Caster Semenya competing a couple of times earlier this year. Afterwards, the handshakes of the competitors were decidedly unenthusiastic, sometimes verging on the ironic.

    • Replies: @Triumph104
    @Pericles

    The second-place runner behind Semenya at Rabat, Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi, looks exactly like a man, just small-boned. Gold and silver in the women's 800m at Rio may go to two biological men.

  92. @Kevin O'Keeffe
    @Anonymous


    There’s a striptease scene in True Lies where her bulge is clearly noticeable.
     
    This guy has a point.

    See for yourself:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=na5GrUb4YfI

    Replies: @Former Darfur, @Brutusale

    There’s no way there is an even normal-for-Japanese size block and tackle there. If it’s true, those are baby organs and you’d think ‘she’d’ get them lopped and a surgical vadge fitted just to avoid embarrassment.

  93. @Kevin O'Keeffe
    @Anonymous


    There’s a striptease scene in True Lies where her bulge is clearly noticeable.
     
    This guy has a point.

    See for yourself:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=na5GrUb4YfI

    Replies: @Former Darfur, @Brutusale

  94. @Pericles
    I saw Caster Semenya competing a couple of times earlier this year. Afterwards, the handshakes of the competitors were decidedly unenthusiastic, sometimes verging on the ironic.

    Replies: @Triumph104

    The second-place runner behind Semenya at Rabat, Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi, looks exactly like a man, just small-boned. Gold and silver in the women’s 800m at Rio may go to two biological men.

  95. Hey guys, I finally concede; you have been telling me that the NBA was soon going to die, because NO white fan would watch 15 knee-grows playing jungle ball, and yeah, you were prescient enough to know years ago that the league was going to hemorrhage money as soon as these spoiled dindus had to collect salary from poorest 12% of our society. Day one of free agency tells the sordid truth: How could you have possibly known?!?!

    Wait, so you’re the same “Truth” who thinks Jamie Lee Curtis had the wrong sort of bulge? I figured someone even nuttier than you had taken over your handle, after you’d moved on to “Light.”

    I dunno anything about the NBA dying, you’ll have to talk to someone who does. I just know it’s an absurd clown sport where grown men constantly bounce an over-sized orange clown ball.

  96. I would estimate that AT LEAST 50 -60% of your star actresses, sex-symbols, vamp musicians and general famous chicks that you have wanked to while thinking about, were actually born as men.

    Have you looked into the signs of the onset of dementia?

    • Replies: @BB753
    @Svigor

    Nah, it's long deployments in Thailand that do this to a man. You turn paranoid. Soon you start seeing lady-boys everywhere.
    But I can buy that Jaimie Lee Curtis, Sandra Bullock and perhaps a couple more in all of Hollywood's long history suffered from Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome.

  97. My Friend, there are two extremely difficult things about “the agenda” to explain to the proletariat:

    1) How incredibly broad and all pervasive it is.

    2) The fact that it is centrally planed many decades in advance, and the “actors” are vetted from birth.

    3) That all of “the agendas” are integrated and are part of a larger plan.

    As to the LGBT agenda, you don’t need to trust me, just your lyin’ eyes. Look at your favorite Alpha Male/ Presidential candidate, for instance, and particularly his first and third (and arguably second) wives.

    Here is one video from the website I mentioned earlier, watch it, then watch a few others, and then here’s your challenge: Chose 5 star, celebrity, internationally known actresses, your choice as to whom, past or present, and look them up on google images. Now, are you still 100% convinced that that person was born a woman…or maybe just 95%?

    I’m not 100% convinced that the Earth revolves around the Sun, or that we aren’t living in the Matrix (an idea I had before the film, btw, when I first read about VR back in the 80’s). I am amazed at how good a job you did here, for so many years, in hiding your nuttiness. You only let the mask slip once or twice, that I can remember. Now it’s routine for you. Have you considered 3rd party evaluation?

  98. Famous white females do seem to tend to have more masculine faces than the white female population in general. I suppose this is mostly due to testosterone; high-T females will tend to be better go-getters (and more exhibitionist) than the general female population. Probably doesn’t hurt that Hollywood is run by “the gay Jews!”, and that the zeitgeist is feminist, and thus anti-feminine.

    I don’t know from non-whites, because the sample size is so much smaller, and the difficulty people have evaluating faces across races.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Svigor

    Female stars were more butch in 1930s Golden Age Hollywood than today: Joan Crawford, Greta Garbo, Katharine Hepburn, Marlene Dietrich.

    I'm not sure why.

  99. @Svigor
    Famous white females do seem to tend to have more masculine faces than the white female population in general. I suppose this is mostly due to testosterone; high-T females will tend to be better go-getters (and more exhibitionist) than the general female population. Probably doesn't hurt that Hollywood is run by "the gay Jews!", and that the zeitgeist is feminist, and thus anti-feminine.

    I don't know from non-whites, because the sample size is so much smaller, and the difficulty people have evaluating faces across races.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    Female stars were more butch in 1930s Golden Age Hollywood than today: Joan Crawford, Greta Garbo, Katharine Hepburn, Marlene Dietrich.

    I’m not sure why.

  100. @Svigor

    I would estimate that AT LEAST 50 -60% of your star actresses, sex-symbols, vamp musicians and general famous chicks that you have wanked to while thinking about, were actually born as men.
     
    Have you looked into the signs of the onset of dementia?

    Replies: @BB753

    Nah, it’s long deployments in Thailand that do this to a man. You turn paranoid. Soon you start seeing lady-boys everywhere.
    But I can buy that Jaimie Lee Curtis, Sandra Bullock and perhaps a couple more in all of Hollywood’s long history suffered from Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome.

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