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Looting is back:

So so is Supermarket Sweep:

I’ve always found Leslie Jones funny, as long as they let her joke about her funniest topic — being a black giantess –which they didn’t in the Lady Ghostbusters movie.

Does anybody remember the grocery store looting TV game show that debuted after the Watts Riots of August 1965? You ran through the store loading your shopping cart for 90 seconds and the crew that grabbed the most dollar value of loot won.

Supermarket Sweep it was called. It premiered in December 1965.

It was pretty fascinating to us 7-year-olds. As I recall, the winning strategy was to go for the liquor aisle and load up on bottles, which didn’t much interest us 2nd graders. But a lot of people instead seemed to go for whatever they wanted and wasted a lot of time moving around in the store.

 
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  1. ‘No lines, no waiting’ is how many of the negroes where I live do their ‘shopping’. We can add “no masks, no bothering to pay for what you got” to the routine too. Privilege.

    Cops? Who cares about cops. They’re all abolished after next month anyway. Racist.

    • Replies: @bomag
  2. mkw says:

    In 2020, the cigarette shelf probably offers more value per volume than liquor, if they leave it unlocked.

  3. Anonymous[953] • Disclaimer says:

    It was a UK TV ‘daytime’ show – that is viewed by wasters – which was hosted by the late ‘cuddly’ gay Dale Winton.

  4. As Kwanzaa approaches expect looting to become more intense.

    • Agree: JimDandy
  5. Damn Amish. Next thing you know there will complaints about a pharmacy desert.

  6. Wake up says:

    That video looks like a “Biden/Harris” voter drive.

    • LOL: TWS, Liza
  7. Altai says:

    Why was one of the contestants in full drag?

    • Replies: @anon
    , @Charles St. Charles
  8. WJ says:

    How long until Twitter removes this post from Hillsborough County?

  9. El Dato says:

    Is there a gameshow called “Hit and Run attacks on Fascists”? It’s definitely à la mode.

    ‘Still think Antifa is just an idea?’ Black conservative activist gets tooth knocked in clashes during free speech rally

    Jack’s Shitshow Service says “The following media includes potentially sensitive content.”

    I vaguely get the impression things are ramping up a bit.

    • Replies: @Kronos
  10. Lots of mean-spirited comments here. Can’t anyone else remember crying in Literature class about Jean Valjean stealing food to feed his family because the money had been spent on drugs?

    • Replies: @Gary in Gramercy
  11. Looks like enrichment. Why would anyone oppose?

    Everyone wants to be separated from it, but won’t own up to it. They want their segregation on the down-low. They want a “clever” deal that helps themselves while throwing most Whites under the bus.

    They’d rather virtue signal about compassion or fake “Christianity” or Universal Brotherhood, or some other woo , while building a system that keeps them segregated, without calling it by its name.

    Segregation for me, integration for thee!

    • Agree: Mark G.
  12. George says:

    Why is it that the looting was so polite, organized and non violent while the World Star Hip Hop videos of them after they get home show them intensely brawling over nothing.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
  13. Ano says:

    Whom were they mourning?

    • LOL: HammerJack
  14. AndrewR says:

    Lol the day after that mass undocumented shopping spree, the CEO of Walmart released a pro-BLM, “anti-racist” screed

    https://corporate.walmart.com/newsroom/2020/06/12/advancing-our-work-on-racial-equity

  15. gent says:

    OT: 4/pol/ uncovers a way to alter mail in-ballots with just a person’s name and DOB. System has been in place in four states since 2012.

  16. anon215 says:

    So I clicked the link…. and to no one’s surprise, comments are disabled. How I miss the early days of the internet!

  17. Sad and funny at the same time.

  18. Michaeloh says:

    I remember the show. But I remember the winning strategy being a sprint to the meat aisle first, followed by whatever afterwords. It must have been short lived because I seem to remember my 6 year old self watching only a few times.

  19. Often people know the facts on race quite well but have a sociopathic lack of concern for their own people.

    You think genocide isn’t real? Then why has every site that touches the topic been shut down?

    The UN long ago accepted Lemkin’s definition of genocide. Ben Kiernan, who I assume is a liberal, explains the concept. Genocidal policies have actually been common in world history:

  20. CCZ says:

    “Chiraq” mayor’s civilian Working Group on Use Of Force, with representatives from: Crowned Elites LLC, Jane Addams College of Social Work, Ujimaa Medics & Black Lives Matter, Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Oppression and Chicago Torture Justice Center, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Southsiders Organized for Unity and Liberation (SOUL) has issued its recommendations.

    https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/mayor/press_room/press_releases/2020/june/WorkingGroupUseOfForce.html

    From Second City Cop blog, supposedly, one recommendations was
    “Police are not [would not be] allowed to use handcuffs to restrain individuals because it reminds black people of the “shackles of slavery””

    https://secondcitycop.blogspot.com/

  21. Gawd…. I wish we had stuck to my people, the Irish, to pick cotton and be indentured servants instead of this viral black plague that his infected our country for centuries.

  22. Clyde says:

    If the lobster is prepackaged and refrigerated I would grab a load of those. Clean them out of all the little cans of anchovies. They go for $2 each. Grab the most expansive steaks and canned red salmon is small and expensive. Skip the grape soda and Cheetos.

  23. MEH 0910 says:

    Cut For Time: Supermarket Spree (Melissa McCarthy) – SNL

    One contestant (Melissa McCarthy) will stop at nothing to take out her competition (Vanessa Bayer) on Supermarket Spree.

    • Thanks: Lot
    • Replies: @Danindc
  24. So, $100000 divided by 200 is $500 per contestant which is now a misdemeanor in lots of jurisdictions. Give you an appearance ticket and no arrest record.But crime is down because this is just one incident with lots of participants. Years ago my next door neighbor, a nice old guy, won a five minute, one cart, shopping spree in a Tops Market. In NYS liquor and wine are only sold in liquor stores and tobacco products were always behind a counter. He first headed to the meat dept. and cleared out all the steaks and chops, they lay flat in the cart. He then headed to the canned seafood and topped the cart off with tuna,shrimp and crab. Nice haul and he shared. Nice guy.

    • Agree: Liza
    • Replies: @BenKenobi
    , @Buzz Mohawk
  25. Lot says:

    In the 90s version, frozen hams were the high value item, and every contender knew to grab 5 of them, the limit. Ham isn’t really expensive normally, but it makes a great visual to toss one big ham after another into a cart.

  26. I was annoyed when Walmart stopped selling guns and ammo, but maybe its for the best.

    • Agree: Currahee
    • Replies: @Adam Smith
  27. Jmaie says:

    Leslie Jones funny

    Steve – you and I are similar in age and we both grew up SoCal, so I generally agree with most of what you say. Not this time, the woman has never said a funny word in her life. And comedians who’s shtick is about themselves are the absolute worst.

  28. @International Jew

    My local Walmart still sells guns and ammo….

    Inventory has been a bit lean lately, as you might expect, but it’s still available…

    They had plenty of .30-06, .30-30, .270, .243 some 7mm and plenty of shotgun shells when I looked the other day. They were out of .223 and 9mm. I didn’t notice if they had .308 in stock.

    • Replies: @Bill Jones
  29. bomag says:
    @HammerJack

    ‘No lines, no waiting… no masks, no bothering to pay for what you got’

    A promised delivered by our political class.

    There is a closely contended senate race in my state; I can detect no difference in the candidates from their ads, which promise the same great amount of free stuff.

    • Replies: @Aardvark
  30. With regards to the first clip; isn’t there some way of sealing the doors after they’ve broken in and then flooding the store with poison gas?

    • Agree: Lace
    • Replies: @AnotherDad
  31. Now, on Saturday or Sunday morning, like today, my wife and I go to Trader Joe’s grocery store and wait outside in a long line to get in.

    They are controlling their customer flow, because we all could die from this “corona” virus. Can’t have too many shoppers in there at the same time, but do you notice how this resembles those night clubs and discos that put bouncers outside the door and decide who gets to come in? It adds an air of exclusiveness or importance to the place.

    (Note to thinking people: The common cold and all flu viruses are “corona” viruses. Thousands of people die from them every year, but never has anybody applied the same, nerdy, alarmist analyses to those. If they did, if you could see daily reports, world maps and graphs of the spread, you would panic and wear masks and submit to your zookeepers directions… This is the best scam yet to control populations. Whoever came up with it should win a Nobel/Oscar/Grammy.)

    The other, more common, American supermarkets in our area to not exercise this kind of control, and we go to them too. We just walk in. There seems to be no problem, and we are not dead yet. But they are not as cool as Trader Joe’s. I can tell by their far lower numbers of hot, female asses in yoga pants. Trader’s is the place you want to be.

    Those other grocery stores are not as “hip” (sorry, old word) or current as Trader’s. Remember, Trader Joe’s is where I met the first drummer for the Saturday Night Live band. I was a banker next door, and I used to buy my lunches there. He was a cashier. Let that be a reminder to all who think about gambling their future for their “art.”)

    Once we are given a scrubbed-down shopping cart and allowed to into Trader Joe’s, we find a well-managed flow of people. The now-usual arrows on the floor tell us where to go, though I make sure we ignore them when we have to. Employees stand ready near the cash registers to direct traffic. “Are you ready to check out?”

    “No. We are still going to get some ice cream and maybe some ‘Trader Giotto’s’ pasta. Is that an insult to Italians?”

    What this does, of course, is make us all “move along now” and grab whatever we think we need and get the hell out of there. I speak from authority. This is how I feel. We grab what we want as quickly as we can, and we get the hell out of what used to be our favorite grocery store.

    All of this benefits big businesses (like Trader Joe’s) and kills middle-class entrepreneurs. Is this part of the plan?

    • Replies: @Thoughts
    , @Lace
  32. BenKenobi says:
    @Buffalo Joe

    Tops Market

    Tops! In the nineties I would often accompany my
    Mom on her quick trips to Buffalo to take advantage of American prices. Canadians do this quite a bit.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
  33. Anon[148] • Disclaimer says:

    2020 will be remembered as the year that the nation’s predicament became obvious.

  34. I vaguely recall Supermarket Sweep. I think the Children’s Palace knockoff made a bigger impression on me though.

  35. If there’s one nonwhite ethnic group who I genuinely sympathize with, it’s the Palestinians.

    #PalestinianLivesMatter

    • Agree: Kolya Krassotkin
  36. syonredux says:

    #1619

    As the person who broke the story about the NYT’s textual deletions from the 1619 Project, I’ll offer a few thoughts on this response from the paper in the thread below.

    First is the matter of the deletion, the now infamous line about 1619 supplanting 1776 as our “true founding.” The NYT is now depicting this as a relatively minor part of the web copy, and excusing
    @nhannahjones
    from culpability in it. This claim does not hold up under scrutiny.

    That line in fact dominated the first week of media coverage and criticism of the 1619 Project – so much that Nikole Hannah-Jones defended and repeated it in multiple public fora, including her now-deleted twitter feed and several tv interviews.

    Jake Silverstein’s downplaying of her connection to the line therefore fails. Even if she did not pen the web copy, she absolutely embraced it, repeated it, and championed it in her public presentations about the project…until it suddenly vanished.

    Recall too that the only reason the deletion was noticed is a CNN appearance last month where Hannah-Jones denied ever having made the claim about 1619 being the true founding rather than 1776. This claim was easily refuted as I documented here:

    But it also revealed the NYT’s willingness to surreptitiously revise its own account of the journalism behind the 1619 Project. And that led to the discovery of the alterations they made to the text. No matter the excuses made, those undisclosed edits breach journalistic ethics.

    But allow me to address another matter. Writing for the Times, Silverstein laments how the editing controversy distracts from the contents of the project and suggests that critics have unfairly seized on a minor line of text at the neglect of its substantive contributions.

    Nothing could be further from the truth. I was one of the 1st scholars to do a deep and measured historical analysis of the 1619 Project’s errors, focusing on the Desmond article about slavery’s economics – a subject on which I have published extensively

    My own experience reflected a pattern for the Times that other scholars encountered. The paper similarly brushed aside a letter by 5 top historians, organized by Sean Wilentz in December.

    The paper completely dismissed another letter by 12 top civil war scholars in January, refusing to even print it. Their exchange with Silverstein is here.

    A new multipart feature series in the New York Times advances this thesis, depicting modern free market capitalism as an inherently “racist” institution and a direct lineal descendant of plantation slavery, still exhibiting the brutality of that system. This characterization draws heavily from the so-called “New History of Capitalism” (NHC) — a genre of historical writing that swept through the academy in the last decade and that aggressively promotes the thesis that free market capitalism and slavery are inextricably linked.

    Many leading examples of NHC scholarship in the academy today are plagued by shoddy economic analysis and documented misuse of historical evidence. These works often present historically implausible arguments, such as the notion that modern double-entry accounting emerged from plantation ledger books (the practice actually traces to the banking economies of Renaissance Italy), or that its use by slave owners is distinctively capitalistic (even the Soviets employed modern accounting practices, despite attempting to centrally plan their entire economy). Indeed, it was NHC historian Ed Baptist who produced an unambiguously false statistic purporting to show that cotton production accounted for a full half of the antebellum American economy (it actually comprised about 5 percent of GDP).

    https://www.aier.org/article/the-anti-capitalist-ideology-of-slavery/

    Fact Checking the 1619 Project and Its Critics

    https://www.aier.org/article/fact-checking-the-1619-project-and-its-critics/

    The Case for Retracting Matthew Desmond’s 1619 Project Essay

    https://www.aier.org/article/the-case-for-retracting-matthew-desmonds-1619-project-essay/

  37. Altai says:

    Related to the 2020 purge.

    This show won an Emmy.

    ‘The police set me up, now they’re trying to kill me’.

    Though it aired on ‘Quibi’ so apparently almost nobody saw it. Got 19m views for the trailer though. (Though suspiciously only on the Quibi channel, other postings didn’t get much traction. Did Jeffrey Katzenberg use ‘Russian bots’ to inflate the numbers?)

    This is similar in tone to the film ‘Black and Blue’ from last year that used bodycams as the central plot point. Black female cop comes across white cops executing black gangsters, get shot but escapes and must get the footage off her camera in 12 hours before it is automatically deleted all the while trying to evade crooked cops and gang bangers.

    Both use ridic

    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
  38. I’ve always found Leslie Jones funny, as long as they let her joke about her funniest topic — being a black giantess –which they didn’t in the Lady Ghostbusters movie.

    Leslie Jones is great. Her joke was never about being a “giantess”, it’s just her loud over the top, fun + funny personality. I enjoyed her Ghostbusters movie too. It was very funny and not political.

    The people who choose to loot the Walmart are jerks, but Sailer pairing that video with Leslie Jones hosting Supermarket Sweep is also a jerk thing to do. Leslie Jones isn’t advocating looting.

    Be kind to Leslie Jones and people who aren’t being obnoxiously political.

    • Replies: @HFR
    , @Reg Cæsar
  39. @Buffalo Joe

    I love that story.

    When I was living in my log cabin, I read from Thoreau about some man who lived for weeks on nothing but raw corn in the field off the stalk. (This is the kind of idea some of us thought about sometimes, okay?) So then, my three mile hike away, I noticed a sale on fig bars (like Fig Newtons) at the grocery store: 2-pound packages for 50 cents each! (This was 1980, so maybe $1.50 today. I was living off $1,000 cash in my backpack from previous work, and I was very thrifty.) I bought all the packages of fig bars I could fit into my backpack and hiked them back with my dog and his food, through the woods, to my cabin.

    I basically lived on fig bars for 2 weeks. And you know what? I never got tired of them, and I still like them. That was my shopping spree, and I learned something to go along with my reading: You can live on almost anything for awhile, just as Thoreau said.

    PS: During that time, my best source of protein was jack mackerel in the can. Very cheap but okay in my book, complete with the little vertebrate bones that remained with the fish in the can.

    This was it, Eatwell Jack Mackerel. Gotta love the name “Eatwell.” It was a staple in my cabin for 7 months. Much cheaper and more effective than tuna.

  40. Kronos says:

    White Men Can’t Loot?

    • Replies: @gent
  41. syonredux says:

    David Perdue’s failure to pronounce Kamala Harris’ name correctly has prompted a lot of narcissistic tweeting from people where they explain their “exotic” names:

    https://twitter.com/hashtag/MyName?src=hashtag_click

    https://twitter.com/hashtag/MyNameIs?src=hashtag_click

    Of course, I cannot participate. My surname is thoroughly Anglo-Saxon, and my first name is Biblical, albeit of the the purely conventional variety (I.e., along the lines of Adam, Joseph, and David, not Habakkuk and Mahershalalhashbaz).

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
  42. @mkw

    Tobacco is now more valuable than crystal meth or Heroin. It is less costly to smoke heroin today than tobacco. Could be one of the reasons we have such a big problem with opiates , as smoking has become too costly

    • Replies: @HammerJack
  43. @syonredux

    Don’t worry, Adam Smith. We all love you.

    — David Hume

  44. anon[349] • Disclaimer says:
    @Altai

    Why not, you transphobic racist at cetera?

  45. wren says:

    OT: The lady in charge of shutting down any Biden scandal news at Facebook is a “New American,” at the top of the totem pole.

    https://www.pdsoros.org/meet-the-fellows/anna-makanju

    Anna was born in St. Petersburg, Russia to a Nigerian father and Ukrainian mother. When Anna was 11 years old, her family moved to Germany, then Phoenix, then Kuwait – where they lived until the beginning of the Persian Gulf War – and finally to Texas.

    I won’t speculate on what kind of Ukrainian her mother was.

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/10/17/unbelievable-facebooks-lead-executive-on-election-policy-was-vice-president-joe-bidens-advisor-to-ukraine/

    That’s right folks, the Facebook executive currently blocking all of the negative evidence of Hunter and Joe Biden’s corrupt activity in Ukraine is the same person who was coordinating the corrupt activity between the Biden family payoffs and Ukraine.

    I believe this is also a kind of looting game show.

    • Thanks: TWS
    • Replies: @HammerJack
    , @Mr. Anon
  46. J.Ross says:
    @George

    Professional courtesy — one manner at work, relaxation at home.

  47. OT: Cougar threatens (White) “jogger”:

    “Cougars” prey on young men.

    • Replies: @HammerJack
    , @Jim Don Bob
  48. @syonredux

    Again–just in case anyone else wants to use it–the 1619 project is debunked in three words:

    Australia doesn’t suck.

    America’s geographic territory/resource base is superior to Australia’s in pretty much every conceivable economically relevant way. (Except i guess beaches, snorkeling and scuba–relevant economically only for modern water oriented tourism.) But settled by the same people, with these far inferior resources is a very nice place.

    It’s not rocket science: Without African slavery, the US would have had modest less vigorous growth during the “King Cotton” era, but long term would have had far healthier economic development–particularly in the South–and would be a richer, more productive, less violent place–with much, much more pleasant cities and less contentious and less stupid politics. I doubt the Jews could even have launched their great minoritarian revolution without blacks as a cudgel to beat us with. In which case America wouldn’t just be a bit better off, but be in orders of magnitude better shape politically and have a healthy future as well.

    1619 was a disaster for the United States and only a “founding” in the sense of founding a huge problem that is helping destroy the American republic.

  49. Mr. Anon says:

    OT – Meanwhile, in Airstrip One, the Junior Anti-Sex League is hard at work:

    https://www.zerohedge.com/medical/uk-bans-sex-risk-couples

  50. J.Ross says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    There was a possible benevolent conspiracy, at any rate a bizarre item: well enough before the WuFlu shelf-clearing, somebody aggressively promoted sardines on 4chan (“deenz”). I already love fish and was looking at canned oily fish as a mathculinity nutrient (cold showers, iodine, terribilis, black coffee, tabak, herring, kimchi: the flavor of masculinity is bitter, and the nutritional opposite is high fructose monsanto syrup) so I allowed myself to be interfered with by Russian hackers. In the time that I was eating a tin of sardines a day I observed improvements I believe to be real. Apparently our ancestors for millennia relied on fish as the primary source of protein (they ate cows, but at weddings), but rather recently (and especially in America) people have rejected fish purely on grounds of taste in favor of unspectacular frozen ground beef.

  51. Aardvark says:
    @bomag

    Any number of political ads are filled with vacuous content.
    “Senator X made millions and farted in the closet.”
    “Senator Y voted against healthcare and peed in their backyard.”
    Each of them closes with a statement they are no good for us.
    They have no idea that both of them are no good for us.

  52. 200 looters, $100k. So that’s what, one big cheap TV each?

    They really are people of limited ambition, aren’t they?

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
  53. @Altai

    Black female cop comes across white cops executing black gangsters

    It looks like Coudenhove-Kalergi poster children all the way down:

    Does This Explain Why Facebook Was So Quick To Suppress Hunter Biden Revelations?

    https://www.zerohedge.com/political/does-explain-why-facebook-was-so-quick-suppress-hunter-biden-revelations

    https://www.zerohedge.com/s3/files/inline-images/2020-10-18_10-23-56.jpg?itok=x-zltTkJ

    • Replies: @Altai
  54. Thoughts says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    I stopped shopping at Trader’s around 7-8 years ago.

    I just didn’t need anything from them anymore.

    Trader’s is for people who can’t cook. Most people use Trader’s for the Macaroni you pop in the oven/microwave and the Spanakopita you reheat in the oven

    If you’re shopping at Trader’s you are eating way too much pre-made food which isn’t healthy.

    Hopefully the drummer is now giving lessons to little kids and making a decent living or even being a high school band teacher.

    Music is a great skill, but you gotta know when to give up.

    • Replies: @Alden
    , @Buffalo Joe
    , @Lace
  55. usNthem says:

    Here we go again – the headline should read: “the hillsborough county sheriff’s office is asking for help identifying approximately 200 negros who broke into a Tampa Wal-Mart and stole more than $100k in merchandise.”

  56. Mr. Anon says:

    (Note to thinking people: The common cold and all flu viruses are “corona” viruses. Thousands of people die from them every year, but never has anybody applied the same, nerdy, alarmist analyses to those. If they did, if you could see daily reports, world maps and graphs of the spread, you would panic and wear masks and submit to your zookeepers directions… This is the best scam yet to control populations. Whoever came up with it should win a Nobel/Oscar/Grammy.)

    I believe that influenza is usually caused by avian flu viruses (all that H1N1, H3N2, yada, yada, yada). The Common Cold is sometimes caused by Corona viruses and sometimes caused by rhinoviruses. I’m not a virologist and can’t tell you the difference between them. (okay, annoying poindexter know-it-all act turned off).

    But your broader point is quite apt. Thousands of people die every year from the flu and the common cold – at least they “die of it” in the same sense that many people are now “dying of COVID-19”. For example, look at this data:

    https://www.euromomo.eu/graphs-and-maps/

    This is from the EuroMOMO data-set, of about 20 or so European nations. I show it simply because it is one of the most convenient and clear data sets available on line (the CDC’s website seems to have more data, but it is much more poorly organized – why time-series mortality data like this is not more readily available, I don’t know). Point is, equivalent curves could be plotted for the U.S., and would look about the same. Notice those peaks between December and March – large excursions from the (roughly sinusoidal) background number of deaths.

    Those peaks are largely due to old people ultimately dying of old age, but the eliciting sickness was a case of the flu or a cold. That happens every year – year in, year. Those are people’s grandparents dying there. So who are we to selfishly celebrate Christmas or Thanksgiving, or go to a New Years concert, or attend a football game, or take part in any facet of normal social life that happens during the winter months. We are – literally – killing grandma!

    Why isn’t it that every emergency provision that power-hungry government officials (and the people they really work for) have tried to force on us during this pandemic shouldn’t be practiced every year? I suspect they will be. Social life will have to be altered as part of the “New Normal”. And isn’t it convenient that the main casualty of this new bio-security paradigm will be family gatherings and religious celebrations. Everything that cements the bonds between people within families and the Church. Everything that might compete for attention with the state, the on-line retailer, or the entertainment provider. What better way to create a citizenry of demoralized, isolated consumers, anesthetizing themselves with food, booze, weed, and Netflix.

    Welcom to the Great Reset.

  57. syonredux says:
    @AnotherDad

    Indeed. Slavery was actually holding America back:

    The more important slavery was in a country or state the lower the level of income was in the future. Nathan Nunn “Slavery, Inequality and Economic Development in the Americas: An Examination of the Engerman-Sokoloff Argument (October 2007).

    Slave states had lower levels of educational attainment and less innovation (measured by patents) than states without slavery. This was true even in the areas that were most like the North in geography and economic activity. See John Majewski “Why Did Northerners Oppose the Expansion of Slavery? Economic Development and Education in the Limestone South” Chapter 14 in Slavery’s Capitalism

    http://bradleyahansen.blogspot.com/2016/12/capitalism-and-slavery-debate-is-not.html

    Here’s Gavin Wright on how things would have turned out if the USA had abolished slavery shortly after the Revolution:

    The preceding section suggests that if slavery had been abolished nationally at the time of the Constitution, the Cotton South would have developed through family-scale farms like the rest of the country, delivering as much or perhaps more cotton to the eager textile mills of Lancashire, and building a more diverse and prosperous regional economy in the process.

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZLLNGFiwtrjeza5oZwFQRG-J3MQdn1cP/view

    The whole “Cotton built America” thesis is monumentally stupid:

    It’s true that cotton was among the world’s most widely traded commodities, and that it was America’s principal antebellum export. But it’s also true that exports constituted a small share of American GDP (typically less than 10 percent) and that the total value of cotton was therefore small by comparison with the overall American economy (less than 5 percent, lower than the value of corn).

    It’s true that slavery made many fortunes, in both cotton and sugar, such that there were more millionaires per capita in the Mississippi Valley than anywhere else in the country. But it’s also true that most of that wealth stayed in the South, where it was tied up in land and slaves, such that the net effect on real accumulation was probably negative.

    https://jacobinmag.com/2019/08/how-slavery-shaped-american-capitalism

  58. Kronos says:
    @El Dato

    I hope the Biden supporters understand that Joe won’t receive the same racial pass Obama received. The Democratic Party’s big tent coalition will become a colosseum for gladiatorial bloodbaths.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    , @Prof. Woland
  59. Muggles says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    re: Thoreau living in his woods cabin.

    Subsequent research and careful historical review of contemporary accounts indicate that he didn’t live off his pond fishing or berry picking.

    He lived close to a village and shopped there often.

    So his Nature Boy shtick was an act. He got away from most people but was hardly the self sufficient hermit he held himself out to be. He lived less than two miles from others.

    Survival in the wild is extremely difficult. There are only a tiny few who can manage it in the right place and time, with proper tools.

    Yet that bozo who went to remote Alaska and tried to live in an abandoned school bus became a folk hero to nutty environmental cultists. Only because his diary described his slow starvation (in the middle of summer, no less!). Turns out the berries he thought would sustain him were poisons in the long run. Idiots keep returning to that now empty bus as some kind of pilgrimage. Locals have now removed it to avoid further tourist deaths or rescues.

    Even extremely tough, experienced early trappers and scouts seldom survived alone without a cache of supplies and local Indians. An early Fremont expedition (w/ Kit Carson rescuing them) lost most of their members trying to get across southern Colorado in late summer, then fall.

  60. Mr. Anon says:
    @Kronos

    Why, one might even call it a “racial jungle”. Somebody used that term once – can’t quite remember who.

    • Replies: @Kronos
  61. @Altai

    Why was one of the contestants in full drag?

    Because 2020, duh!

  62. Sean says:

    Are the six foot tall Sigourney Weaver, Brooke Shields, Elle MacPherson and Geena Davis giantesses? I’d say that a flat six female is equivalent to 6’5” for a man: ‘tall tall’, but could not be mistaken for a pituitary case.

    Many male comedians are seriously tall. The rather good British funny lady 6’1” Miranda Hart is a Dyke (born Miranda Katherine Hart Dyke). She is not the only sucessful female comedian that is a dyke. Typically, women are loath to make themselves ridiculous.

    • Replies: @Lace
  63. Will the plexiglass case containing black hair products be unlocked?

  64. @Muggles

    You are preaching to the choir, brother. I figured out the same thing about Thoreau way back then, when I was living three miles from the nearest town, with my dog, in a log cabin I had built. The fact is, even I “roughed it” more than Henry David.

    I don’t think that is the whole point, though. He wrote thoughts that have influenced Americans, including me, for centuries now.

    What he physically did was in fact very much like what I did in the 20th Century: Building and living in a cabin away from any means of support. I was actually further away and more rustic than he was, and I recognized that.

    But he was a better writer.

    My cabin is gone now. I have gone back and visited the family that owns that wooded property. There is no trace of what I did there, but I remember, and I write whatever pathetic little pieces about it that I can.

    • Replies: @Muggles
  65. Lace says:
    @Muggles

    I used to take Thoreau seriously too. Even went to Walden Pond when I went to Boston in 1996. All sorts of construction plastic around–appropriate.

    He wrote idiotic things about ‘inferior drinks’ like wine, coffee, tea, and ‘baubles’ ladies in big cities had. He claimed to have sometimes eaten a fried rat.

    He himself was living a ‘life of quiet desperation’ in some ways. He just camped out for longer durations and developed an appreciation of ice shapes which is as frivolous as some art I see in the Chelsea galleries done by women. And said “There are no more beautiful things in the world than these” (including trees, of course.) And he (and his brother as well) had been rejected by Ellen Sewell, so such things stand in for pleasure you can’t get, I guess.

    Thanks for the extra info. I knew some of it.

  66. @syonredux

    If free market capitalism is racist, just add that to the list of reasons in it’s favor.

  67. HFR says:
    @Massimo Heitor

    Leslie Jones’s commentary on ice skating at the 2018 Olympics was hilarious. Her reaction to Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir’s gold-medal-winning ice dance still makes me laugh.

  68. @Muggles

    Survival in the wild is extremely difficult. There are only a tiny few who can manage it in the right place and time, with proper tools.

    That was witnessed on the last “Alone” Million Dollar Challenge.
    Best one so far. Alone, Patagonia is a close second.
    Not one black or a woman has lasted on Alone.

    • Replies: @HammerJack
  69. @Colin Wright

    With regards to the first clip; isn’t there some way of sealing the doors after they’ve broken in and then flooding the store with poison gas?

    In a sane society being able to tear gas people who break in–i.e. thieves–would be respectible and legit.

    In our society, it would ensnare one in a host of lawsuit for millions in damages, particularly when some obese looter keels over … it’s your fault they are a tub of lard and have broken into your store. (And, of course, another Covid death.)

  70. Guess who else is back?

    HI, GOY!

    Steve Bannon Behind ‘Roll-Out Plan’ For Hunter Biden Emails, Says ‘Multiple Stories From Multiple Media Sources’ About To Hit

    https://www.zerohedge.com/political/steve-bannon-behind-roll-out-plan-hunter-biden-emails-says-multiple-stories-multiple

  71. anonymous[305] • Disclaimer says:

    It’s way past the point where all businesses need to go to a membership model. No membership, no entry. And get rid of the breakable glass entryways, bring back murder holes.

  72. Marty says:

    The “First Amendment is History” post is way back now, so I’ll put here this piece of evidence that the NYT was right. (public school teacher fired for writing that student walkout protesting immigration policy improved learning atmosphere).

    https://calapp.blogspot.com/2020/08/crawford-v-commission-on-profl.html

  73. Muggles says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Thanks.

    Good that your experience was rewarding for you.

    In Thoreau’s case, it was a case of demonstrating his belief in “romanticism” which upholds the purity of Nature as opposed to the ugliness of Mankind.

    While there are valid points to that view, taken very far and it is suicide and/or genocide.

    But getting away from noise and others, to think private thoughts and have experiences where it is you and no one else, can be liberating from the hubbub of daily routine. Best only when done young. If you can think better and write productively, good for you.

    In HDT’s time, there were plenty of pioneers in the West and up in the hills and mountains who were doing all of that alone time because there was no one else around. It was hard and very risky.

    So Thoreau’s act was more of a literary stunt, but he was a good thinker and writer and very few actual wilderness inhabitants were. Also, he didn’t have to struggle for daily survival, which takes up most of your time if you have to do that.

    The entire Green New Deal idea, combined with the Gaia religion, is based on romanticism and as it has been deemed, a ‘revolt against Nature.’ Low impact smart living can only happen if very smart people have the time/resources/energy/brains to invent ways to sustain life in doing so.

    Many people in California are now starting to enjoy the consequences of letting nature take its course. No power grid, fires, smoke to inhale, feral humans on the prowl, etc. Nature will quickly put you in the ground, if you aren’t careful, or if you believe romantic fairy tales.

    • Replies: @Lace
  74. @BenKenobi

    Ben, lots of Canadians used to cross the border to shop in Buffalo or Niagara Falls, save on groceries and clothes. Not unusual to see a car full of Canadians changing into new clothes in the parking lot at the Outlet Mall in NF. Leave their old clothes on the pavement. Well, now trudeau has the border shut down so all his citizens can strain under Canadian prices. Think the Loonie is worth 66 cents US. Stay well my friend.

    • Replies: @BenKenobi
  75. Lace says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Impressive you did that for 7 months. I grew up in the rural Southeast, and even before kindergarten was always in the woods and fields–every day. So I always loved nature, though I find I’m less interested in seeking out beauty in the outdoors the last few years. I had a friend in the 70s who tried to do the austere things you, and to a lesser degree, Thoreau, did, but that lasted about 3 weeks, and he bought a motorcycle and came back to New York, which he never really liked as I did. Started going out to restaurants again before he even got back.

    So maybe I bought Thoreau’s ‘nature appreciation’ for quite some years, and sometimes went to faraway places specifically for the nature things, did a lot of gardening (on my roof here), but that changed. The place I grew up was very formative to my aesthetics, and I was lucky to live 3 miles from the undistinguished small town I had to go to school in. But I never wanted to stay once I knew about other places…although I sometimes think of going back if things get too bad here (I’m in a great neighbourhood, and things happen, but very few–although there has been the same kind of looting in the SoHo area here that Kersey wrote about–and was not even mentioned in the NYT this time around.)

    The ‘austerity’ aspect taken far was not of much interest to me ever, although I’m very frugal most of the time (the other times I’m extravagant.) I do not envy living on fig bars for 2 weeks or that can of mackerel even once, most likely. I guess those are ways of testing yourself and finding new sensitivities, sensibilities (Thoreau reading Virgil at Walden seems to have excited him.) There’s a very good movie from the 70s, when the Flower Power segued into the Back To Nature, called Silence by John Korty. I recently ordered an old vhs of it, but it had much more meaning when I saw it sometime in the 80s, I believe. Thoreau tended to be one of those who dislikes cities, just as many in the 70s movement did (the ‘organic’ movements regarding food even freaked out about such things as Chocolate Yogurt and coffee–by now, that’s gone, and maybe they found out that dark chocolate with only a dash of sugar is very good for you; and there was no way they could keep fighting ‘coffee culture’. He was always doing such talk about communication between New York and Boston (or wherever) being made gradually more convenient, but then ‘why not make something of New York and Boston’, which is just rube talk. Plenty was made of both of them even then. He said a lot of stupid things, such that even that total prude composer who wrote a movement of a sonata called ‘Thoreau’, referred to his ‘cussedness’. Good–but his own ‘cussedness’ was even worse (Charles Ives, whose music I cannot stand.)

    • Thanks: Buzz Mohawk
  76. Anon7 says:

    I remember watching those shows as a kid, and I seem to recall that filling your first cart with steak was a good strategy.

    Speaking of good strategies, Joe Biden’s allies in the FBI finding some useful idiots to follow along on a harebrained scheme to kidnap Michigan’s Governor is a political goldmine.

    All news shows in Michigan are now spending 5-10 minutes every night on this story, right wing white suprematist terrorists encouraged directly by the president. Antifa? Never heard of it.

  77. Lace says:
    @Muggles

    In Thoreau’s case, it was a case of demonstrating his belief in “romanticism” which upholds the purity of Nature as opposed to the ugliness of Mankind.

    Precisely said. Of course, that’s only one form of Romanticism, and he didn’t like any of the others, because they did include Mankind. I used to believe some of that, but I have rejected it completely in favour of art and social life, although I still love beautiful nature. The opera composer Giuseppe Verdi was one of those who thought nature was to be used purely for humans. I’m closer to that view by now. An embarassing example of how I used to sometimes think in the 70s was that I actually disapproved of cut flowers. I give them to people all the time now, but not for myself–they’re too expensive. I also did vegetarianism for a year, and that caused a kind of thinking so lightweight and silly that I ‘broke the fast’ as it were, and got a fish filet at McDonald’s. I never did veganism, but any kind of vegetarianism is anathema to me by now. And I don’t like vegetarians usually, especially vegans (although a few performers whom I don’t know personally I don’t care, since it’s their work I admire.)

  78. Leslie Jones parties 1970’s SNL style.

    This is not acting.

    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
  79. @Buzz Mohawk

    Buzz, first time I worked in Columbia SA, I lost almost thirty pounds in a month, of course we were working 12 hours shifts, project start to finish. But I really didn’t like the food and the sanitary conditions were gross. Second time I took four two pound jars (plastic) of Peter Pan peanut butter. Every morning I would order OJ, a pot of coffee and a basket of rolls. Found a little shop that sold tuna in cans. Oranges from the market and I was good.Lost only about 10 pounds but the work caused that. Thanks for your reply. Stay well.

  80. @Kronos

    I have a neighbor a 5 minute walk away that had a large store bought BLM flag and a Biden / Harris sign conspicuously posted up on his fence out front of his house. I have noticed that his Biden sign has suddenly disappeared right after the hub bub about Hunter surfaced. If it comes out that the stuff on his laptop is even half of what they are claiming, the name Hunter will be as radioactive as Adolf and Caitlyn.

    • Replies: @Alden
    , @Kronos
  81. @wren

    Trouble in paradise again

    Afghan-born ‘Swede of the year’ loses education & integration adviser jobs over newly discovered anti-Semitic, homophobic posts

    https://www.rt.com/news/503821-sweden-integration-expert-anti-semitic/

  82. @Buzz Mohawk

    Was all over the Internets last week

  83. @Bill Jones

    Bill, so true. Organized crime would hit the warehouse and take a tractor trailer load of TVs and sell them off the back of a truck in the hood at $200 less than retail. But when you didn’t pay for your inventory everything penny is profit.

  84. @bruce county

    Given that “reality” shows are pretty much fake, it should only be a matter of time before they have a woke success story ready for viewing. Surprised if they haven’t already.

  85. @Adam Smith

    308 is my mid-distance go-to and it’s getting hard to find. A buck and a half apiece for the cheapest target round makes keeping the eye-in a pricey proposition.
    What State are you in?

    • Replies: @Adam Smith
  86. Danindc says:
    @MEH 0910

    It’s amazing how unfunny that show is. That was set up to be a funny skit but they couldn’t pull it off. I didn’t laugh once.

  87. Tony says:

    This video is a racist hoax. These are all white people dressed up as black people. Thats definitely gotta be whats going on here.

  88. Alden says:
    @AnotherDad

    Much, much worse was 1654 when a Judge. Not a legislature legalized slavery by making black Angolan immigrant Antoine Johnson owner of the first black slave I think his name was Cesar.

    That turned the black but not White indentured servants into valuable livestock to be bred nourished and trained for market or for work on the same farm their dams and sires lived and work.

    White indentured servants cost money to buy and often were worked malnourished and beaten to death. The situation about White indentured servants dying of malnourishment and abuse was so bad in the early days that in the 1630s the Maryland legislature or Colonial governor whoever was in charge passed a law requiring every death to be reported to local authorities.

    Recently historians and anthropologists have found graves out in the Maryland woods, not in graveyards. Skeletal remains areWhite teens and young adults carbon 14 dated early mid 1600s with a lot of partially healed broken bones indicating years of beatings plus indications of malnourishment

    The blacks were valuable live stock. The blacks bred and trained each other for their work. Unlike animals, they could feed build shelter and take care of themselves as well as being sold for money.

    That’s mostly why black slaves were imported. Being accustomed to heat, resistance to malaria etc wasn’t really the reason blacks were imported. It was because they were valuable live stock.

    Heat and malaria didn’t stop Spanish French Dutch British and even Danish settlers from flocking to hot humid disease ridden S America India Dutch East Indies or Indonesia America from frozen Maine to malaria swamp Florida and the Gulf coast and the death sentence Caribbean.

    Farmers know what I mean about live stock.

    Every bull beef calf or piglet born means it can be sold for money. Every heifer means she can produce very lucrative stable priced milk for years. And when she’s too old to get pregnant and start the milk cycle again, she can be sold to Burger King or Mcdonald’s for hamburger.

    Beef cattle is a lot easier than dairy cattle. Keep the bull calves for beef. Keep some heifers for breeding, eat the rest and let them pasture themselves, no more milking and sterilizing the pipes and tanks twice a day. Of course beef operations don’t get that stable check from the milk every month. It’s riskier.

    The importation of slaves was the original fatal flaw. Like one of the Greek tragedies only real.

    I agree with the commenter who wrote that the commie liberal Jews would not have been so successful without their black troops.

    I’m familiar with late 19 early 20 th century labor populist movements . The goyim involved battled the Jew commies. Even Lenin Trotsky and Stalin recognized the major problem. The early 20 th century commie liberal Jews

    1 didn’t speak English

    2 came from a petty bourgeois low level capitalist ethnic known for centuries in Europe for oppressing and cheating the goyim working
    class

    The language of the American communist party was Yiddish, not English till the early 1930s.
    It was Stalin who realized that Yiddish speaking weird shetl jews wouldn’t able to convert the White American masses to communism.

    So Stalin ordered

    1 official language of CPUSA be English only
    2 Headquarters be moved to heartland Chicago from Jew York
    3 Chairman CPUSA never ever be a Jew or New Yorker hence Gus Hall and other goy chairman.
    4 spokesmen and public figures be WASP types.

    The farmers and workers movements managed to beat the Jew commies. The blacks became the front line troops.

    Of course every college professor did what the low IQ unsophisticated uneducated blacks did, became frontline troops for the Jew commies.

    One more thing. Had the slaves not been bred for lucrative livestock so much, there would be a lot fewer blacks today. In fact they might have been pretty much bred out, like the blacks brought to England and France 17,18, 19 th century. And Canada via the underground railway.

    This is a horrible thing to say, it’s just beyond offensive, but a properly managed human slave & livestock system is very very lucrative.

  89. BenKenobi says:
    @Buffalo Joe

    Joe, next time I’m back home let’s drag the wives to Mulberry’s. Great lasagna. Maybe hit Seneca Casino afterwards.

  90. @mkw

    The Hallmark cards are even more valuable, by volume.

    • Replies: @bruce county
  91. Lace says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Do you live in a big city? There’s a Trader Joe’s I often pass and it’s just as you say it is, but there are just different tastes. Do you have a Whole Foods too? I don’t use either, unless there’s something exotic I can only get at Whole Foods, and there’s not been need for that for some time? I didn’t like Trader Joe’s in normal times unless I could manage to get there with few people–only place I always got run into by carts. I wonder what your ‘other supermarkets’ are? I think Trader Joe’s is good, but it must be a trendy thing (for some years too.) I always prefer one here called West Side Market. It’s more leisurely, not so manic, although is somewhat more expensive; it’s maybe something between my old ‘supermarket for cheap staples’ and a gourmet store, and it has both. The ones I know are where the ‘Garden of Eden’ s were. If it’s something really impossible to find elsewhere–by now an eye-of-round roast with the fucking FAT left on it, for chrissake–can only be found at gourmet stores, not even West Side Market, much less Trader Joe’s.

    But now I understand why people will line up for Trader Joe’s, which is definitely not superior food-wise to West Side Market: This is a trendy kind of thing as is Magnolia Bakery of the ‘Sex and the City’ cupcakes (and they are not worth it.) So maybe they all have some reason to feel ‘cool’ by being there, even if it’s not always ‘female asses in yoga pants’. Mostly a fairly young clientele, one supposes, because older people don’t go to ‘cool supermarkets’ generally. I would go there, but waiting in line is of no interest. You mentioned it as being like the ‘purple rope’ clubs, but that had a better snobbism factor–they judged you on your looks.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
  92. Alden says:
    @Thoughts

    I buy all my cheese at Trader Joe except for supermarket Kraft and Tillamook extra sharp cheddar and cottage cheese. Even for cheese cake. Kraft other supermarket cream cheese has gum Arabic or gelatin or some goo in it. Trader Joe doesn’t and it’s non added goo cream cheese really tastes better.

    Good cheese is about $20 $30 a pound at cheese shops & Bristol Farms Gelsens While Foods type markets and unavailable in regular supermarkets. Same good cheese $12 a pound at Trader Joe’s. But they don’t have many 1 or 2 pound packages at Trader Joe’s, just meager 4, 6, not even 8 ounce packages. For people who live alone and don’t entertain. I’ve come to like those little packages as they keep the cheese fresher longer.

    Trader Joe’s has wonderful nuts, dried fruit cheesecakes dried sausages and all sorts of treats.

    Wine and liquor are incredibly cheap, probably loss leader. Trader Joe doesn’t have a real meat $ fish section does it? Just prepared meat.

  93. @Thoughts

    Thoughts, we have a TJ’s nearby but I thought that it was just ok. The strangest thing around here is that Whole Foods would spend $40 million to build and open a store about a half a mile from a huge Wegmen’s. Talk about not doing research. I would not be surprised if they close it.

    • Replies: @Alden
  94. @Buzz Mohawk

    Why did it take him 5+ minutes to decide to throw a rock? Dumb ass.

    A liberal friend of mine went hiking in Glacier National Park, and even he knew enough to take a .45.

    • Replies: @HammerJack
  95. Lace says:
    @Thoughts

    I rarely use Trader Joe’s, because I don’t really think it’s better than a number of other food stores, and it’s an atmosphere that’s popular but that I don’t find pleasant at all–way too rushed, probably even now–but in normal times awful, although I’ll use their wine store for fortified wines for cooking, they’re very inexpensive there.

    If you’re shopping at Trader’s you are eating way too much pre-made food which isn’t healthy.

    There’s lots of pre-made food that is very healthy, you’re probably talking about a particular sort, given the examples you gave. I get Bocconcini Salads from West Side Market all the time, they’re much better than I could make them, and I do know how to cook. They even have a Pesto one now that is infinitely better than the Kale. Also, the sushi is good, and everyday things like small portions of lasagna, lemon chicken, and quiche are all good. I don’t, however, get anything that is a major entree–anything from something with mushrooms, chicken, cream and wine to Roast Beef and Yorkshire or Leg of Lamb–these you have to do, and even gourmet stores shouldn’t be used.

    Music is a great skill, but you gotta know when to give up.

    No, if you’re good enough, yes, if you’re not.

  96. Alden says:
    @Prof. Woland

    Surprised a democrat has even heard about the Biden corruption. I read about it on the internet. I know 2 women who prattle the local newspapers and CNN propaganda to me all the time. They haven’t heard about it. Not one liberal I know has mentioned it.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    , @Prof. Woland
  97. Alden says:
    @Buffalo Joe

    Must be a lot of very wealthy ultra liberal gullible Whites in the zip code

    Medieval Christians virtue signaled by fasting and having the help and daughters feed the poor in the back yard.

    Today’s liberals virtue signal by buying the most expensive food available. What would a psychiatrist say about that?

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
  98. @International Jew

    The Hallmark cards are even more valuable, by volume.

    Yes they are.
    But blacks prefer Mylar balloons and printed t-shirts.
    Don’t be surprised in the near future that greeting cards and the like are deemed racist.

    • Replies: @International Jew
  99. Lace says:
    @Sean

    Of British tall comediennes, Penelope Keith is probably the best I know (Joanna Lumley is too, but I don’t know if she’s especially tall–stands very straight and lean, though.) She was in those BBC comedies Good Neighbours and To the Manor Born in the 70s, I was crazy about them both. In the 00’s she did Lady Bracknell and much other stage work–would love to have seen that. Had started with the Royal Shakespeare Company, and I thought her outrageous speech hilarious and unique in those BBC sitcoms. All sing-songy and going way up and down an octave or more. She really had some nerve.

  100. @Massimo Heitor

    Leslie Jones is great.

    Time called her one of the 100 most influential people in the world. I’d never heard of her. Must be out of the loop…

  101. Kronos says:
    @Mr. Anon

    That’s certainly a component. The economic divisions are substantial as well. It’s the same party that houses black welfare moms and tech billionaires. (Neither of which favored Bernie Sanders but preferred Mr. Slow Joe.) Though even that unity is fraying fast.

    I recall reading some passage of Jeffry Epstein describing Bill Clinton “ As the best political animal in Washington D.C.” or something to that effect and it’s true. Clinton was able to create an unlikely patchwork coalition out of the Democratic Party configuration blowout of 1968. (One of the touchiest issues to ask is if the 1964 Civil Rights Act helped the Democratic Party.)

    How Clinton was able to ally gays/trannies (should they both be capitalized?) with socially conservative Hispanics and Blacks first appears to be defying political reality. But they’re allied in the same political party nevertheless. But the highly complex (and fragile) policies and political machinery keeping it functional is deteriorating fast. If Biden wins (which I find unlikely.) He’ll likely be a deer in the headlights and get slammed by the Woke semi-truck that exists just to keep Bernie Bros down and Trump supporters out of deciding government policies. Woke capitalism abhors national protectionism and socialism.

  102. I watched and enjoyed some of the 90-95 Super Market Sweeps. I liked the idea of this normal activity being turned into a competition.
    When I am asked to type my phone number into a pharmacy or grocierry store, I do it as fast as I can and ask the clerks whether they have ever seen anyone break 2 seconds before. After that, they generally don’t dare ask me if I found everything I was looking for (if they do, “do I look like an incompetent shopper to you?”)

  103. Mr. Anon says:
    @wren

    I believe this is also a kind of looting game show.

    Indeed.

  104. Kronos says:
    @Prof. Woland

    That’s an interesting story. By and large those who voted for Clinton in my neighborhood (career feminists) still support Hillary (and of course Bill.) That’s despite the Epstein debacle. I’m curious if the Biden brand is as sturdy.

    Also, any idea how many blacks know Harris was an aggressive prosecutor?

  105. MBlanc46 says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    How about some more log cabin stories, Buzz?

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
  106. @Bill Jones

    I live in Georgia.

    Next time I go to the store I’ll see what’s in stock…

    • Replies: @Ozymandias
  107. MBlanc46 says:
    @AnotherDad

    Once again, AD, you’ve nailed it, and succinctly, at that.

  108. The Looting Game Show Is Back

    The Price is Right.

    Let’s Make a Steal

    Queen For a Day

    Wheels of Fortune

    [MORE]

    Family Feud

    Password

    The Match Game

    You Bet Your Life

  109. @Redneck farmer

    Ah, another alumnus of Ridgemont High.

  110. @Hernan Pizzaro del Blanco

    This land you speak of. With its expensive tobacco and cheap heroin. I want to go to there.

  111. @Jim Don Bob

    And you would use a gun to kill a mother protecting her cubs? I would use a gun to prevent you from doing that.

  112. @bruce county

    A good thing; the Hallmark cards would have to be locked behind plexiglass otherwise, like spray paint, giant bars of Hershey chocolate, and hair straighteners.

  113. @MBlanc46

    LOL


    Then there was the time I smoked some trout. Built a little fire box outside the cabin…

  114. As I recall, the winning strategy was to go for the liquor aisle and load up on bottles….

    I wonder if nowadays the winning strategy would be to load up on imported cheeses: The cheese I get in Europe foe €3 per 100g goes for $12 in the US, granted the last time I looked was nearly eight months ago.

    • Replies: @Inquiring Mind
  115. Alden says:
    @Mr. Anon

    This is the truth about Tide. Compared to all other laundry detergents. Tide if the absolute and only best. It gets clothes every very clean. No need to add ammonia vinegar or anything.

    The least effective laundry detergents are the natural organic save mother Gaia gunk. I know 2 women, kids and husbands who after 15 years of using natural detergent used a bottle of Tide because husband just grabbed a bottle of whatever and it was Tide and were shocked shocked at how clean the clothes were. And these are definitely not maniac housekeeper types either.

    Lots of maids refuse to use anything other than Tide. Most stains; just mix a bit of Tide with water drop on the stain and it disappears.

    Supposedly the reason Tide is so superlative compared to other detergents is that it has a lot more detergent in it than other laundry detergents.

    Some things are really worth paying the extra money for; Tide, Smithfield ham cheese and European 90% butter fat butter, expensive specialty shop meat.

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  116. @Alden

    Procter & Gamble really did believe in inventing better products. My mother-in-law told me how much she appreciated that P&G had invented a drip-proof cap for liquid Tide.

    One of the rare times the marketing research company where I worked found that increased TV ad spending definitely paid off was in advertising a new formulation of P&G’s Crest toothpaste that included a breakthrough new chemical endorsed by the American Dental Association. If you create a better product than the competition, spending a lot of money to tell the public about it works.

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  117. @The Alarmist

    But then you have to choke down “food” that tastes like ripe socks.

    Go for the meat!

  118. @Adam Smith

    Wyoming here. .338 mag rounds are about three bucks apiece but you can’t find one within a hundred miles since I’ve already bought them all. .45 rounds are $23 for a box of fifty. 30-06 rounds are plentiful and cheap ($1 apiece), and mostly what I use for practice. Shotgun shells and .22 rounds are also plentiful. .32, 9mm, .380, can not be found at all; haven’t seen one in six months.

    But what is telling is that you can’t buy any lids for canning jars (called flats) at all. I even offered bribes to be notified when they came into the store, but I was outbid. Had to stock up on generic crap off of the internet.

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  119. @Ozymandias

    Try looking for something like what your granny might have used …

  120. Altai says:
    @The Wild Geese Howard

    What’s more interesting is that the show aired in late March, it wasn’t a response to 2020 BLM, it preceded it, just like Black and Blue. Just like ‘Black-ish’ started the whole ‘Juneteenth’ thing. The musical of which will replace the weird role of Hamilton as a form of elite high culture.

  121. Black woman hosts show celebrating and rewarding looting in 2020.

    “Spree” – a word that one naturally pairs with “Crime” and “Killing”.

    Are black women with passable comedic and presentation skills so hard to find that this fugly simian is actually paid real money to appear on a visual medium?

    The things you find in a “supermarket” today are not what you would find in 1965. Most of the high-dollar items have nothing to do with food. Will they have to reconstruct a 1960s style grocery store to keep people from running straight to the pharmacy section? Or the locked black hair product case?

    These are questions I’ll never know the answer to, since there’s no way I’ll watch a minute of this crap.

  122. @Alden

    They haven’t heard about it. Not one liberal I know has mentioned it.

    It would not make any difference if they had heard about it. These people hate DJT so much that they would probably vote for any alternative.

  123. @Alden

    I realize now that the suppression on twitter / Google / facebook is not just to keep the right from communicating with each other. The biggest reason is that there are people on the left who literally have no idea of what is going on and they don’t want them to see the light.

    These are the college educated American nomenklatura who ought to know better but still live in the fog that Trump was colluding with the Russians and that Obama was not spying on everyone. As long as these people can plausibly deny that their party is not corrupt to the core, they can continue on in their vulnerable position in the multicultural hierarchy.

    The amount of willful blindness that surrounds Obama is even worse. In the end he will get pulled down just like an Andrew Jackson or Honest Abe statue.

  124. I visited a market in Compton, California. The carts would have their wheels lock electronically at the exit. A security guard would need to activate the wheels with a remote for the shoppers to exit after proof of payment. So stores can clearly defend themselves.

  125. @Alden

    Alden, Whole Foods, often referred to as “whole paycheck.” Wegmen’s is local and the best of the best.

  126. @Lace

    Lace, have no idea where you live but find a Wegmen’s. Best grocery store in the USofA.

  127. TheJester says:
    @mkw

    Looters miss the point. They should be stealing printer ink in the computer isle. It’s more valuable per ounce than perfume. Definitely more valuable per ounce than alcohol. The same result when measured by volume-per-sneaker.

    Since it is a good presumption that most of what is looted is bartered after the fact, perhaps a grocery cart full of loot is replacing fiat money as the new monetary standard.

  128. @HammerJack

    Philadelphia. Can buy a bag of smack for $5 in Kensington. Pack of smokes is $10.

    Baltimore also has heroin available at $5 a bag, enough to get me high for 2 days. Pack of smokes is $7

  129. Anon87 says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Marketing today actively loathes talking about products. All about “storytelling”.

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