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The reason Joe won’t pick Angela Davis as his Woman of Color Vice President is not that tired old trope about her being a Felony Murderer because guns she’d bought days earlier were used to murder a judge — she beat that rap.

No, it’s because, as I’ve only now noticed, Professor Davis isn’t of Color enough.

 
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  1. Wow, has this Communist of Color been bleaching? She used to look like this:

    • Replies: @PiltdownMan
    , @Anon
    , @AnotherDad
  2. Biden is far more likely to take mass demands seriously. Far more likely than the current occupant of the White House. So this coming November, the election will ask us not so much to vote for the best candidate, but to vote for or against ourselves.”

    We are going to beAt white supremacy dead wherever you racists like it or not

    • Troll: IHTG
  3. anon[437] • Disclaimer says:

    It’s blue gums or bust for Biden’s VP pick.

  4. JerryC says:

    Sweet Black(ish) Angel.

    • Replies: @Malcolm X-Lax
    , @Clyde
  5. Cato says:

    The reason Joe won’t pick Angela Davis as his Woman of Color Vice President is… [that] …Professor Davis isn’t of Color enough.

    Maybe another reason is that she looks like a Mutant Ninja Turtle. And Joe is of a generation just too old to appreciate that. Too bad, because with her on the ticket, Trump could effortlessly win.

    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
  6. Anonymous[183] • Disclaimer says:

    It’s more interesting, and more guilt-tripping, to note that Angela Davis got her 17-year-old friend killed. He was the brother of notorious thug Robert Jackson, her fukk-buddy. He was also the guy who entered the courtroom armed to the teeth. That kid, the judge, and the two defendants on trial in the courtroom were all killed.

    I watched a documentary about Angela Davis some years back. It was pro-Angela and completely hilarious. People think she’s like the Network character based on her played by Marlene Warfield, some street-tough militant. It’s clear she’s a completely spineless dork who was approached by the Bay Area Black-Panther brutes when she got attention for being fired from UC, and fell for them whole hog.

    The Panthers did the same thing to Sly Stone, the musician. At least Sly Stone–and I don’t mean this as a joke or an insult–had the moral decency to lose his mind when that happened. You can hear his sanity fall apart in his music from 1969-71.

    • Replies: @restless94110
  7. @Bygone not even

    ‘Biden is far more likely to take mass demands seriously…’

    The only thing Biden is going to take seriously is running out of Attends.

  8. Angela turned into an old Jewish lady. Weird.

    • Replies: @Anon
    , @Lagertha
  9. @No Recent Commenting History

    Wow, has this Communist of Color been bleaching? She used to look like this:

    There’s a lot of variation in skin tone in online pictures of any person, but even Photoshop can’t match that skin tone to this, taken in outdoor lighting.

  10. She’s afraid of contracting Covid-19. She followed the President’s advice, but obviously confused hydroxychloroquine with hydroquinone .

    HYDROQUINONE 30% ($70-$139)

    Hydroquinone: The Controversial Skin-lightening Cosmetic Constituent

  11. Then there’s the other Woman of Color Vice President contender, whose skin tone, too, seems to be all over the place, through the years.

  12. Anon[331] • Disclaimer says:
    @Harry Baldwin

    Angela turned into an old Jewish lady. Weird.

    Prior to college at Brandeis University, Davis attended Elizabeth Irwin School in Greenwich Village (aka, “The little Red Schoolhouse for little Reds”).

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    , @Anonymouse
  13. Kronos says:

    She looks whiter than Rachel Dolezal…

  14. Trinity says:

    Angela Davis? Last time I heard that name, Johnny Unitas was still playing quarterback for the then Baltimore Colts. Oh, well, what is she now, about Biden’s age?

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  15. Kronos says:
    @PiltdownMan

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s color scheme is all over the place.

    https://i0.wp.com/truepundit.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Ocasio-Cortez-2.jpg?fit=1842%2C1036&ssl=1

    It’s like she has those pills from “Soul Man” that’ll turn your skin pigment darker in a short period of time. Are such pills fictional?

    • Replies: @Mr McKenna
  16. I always get this lady confused with Joanne Chesimard.

  17. JohnnyD says:

    And she once pulled a gun on poor Joe for trying to smell her hair.

    • LOL: Kronos
    • Replies: @BenKenobi
  18. JohnnyD says:
    @PiltdownMan

    But she has perfect hair for Joe to smell!

  19. BenKenobi says:
    @JohnnyD

    Hey Joe
    Where you going with that
    Gun in your hand
    I’m goin’ down to shoot my old lady
    You know I caught her gettin’ sniffed
    By another man

  20. @Kronos

    Roberts brought up the fact that a 1-year-old was shot and killed and three other people were injured late Sunday night at a family cookout in a Brooklyn park, according to authorities.

    “Her saying, ‘people are hungry so they’re going out and lifting bread,’ no, they are going out and killing people randomly,” Huckabee said.

    “You don’t kill a 1-year-old because you need some bread, that doesn’t put bread on your table and that’s why the absurdity of her [Ocasio-Cortez’s] remarks have to be called out.”

    This could be an extension of the argument Fat Tony made in the other thread. Suppose your family doesn’t like bread, suppose they like cigarettes!

    Now suppose they don’t like cigarettes, suppose they like killing children? Who are we to deny them? AOC has a point here, right?

    When asked later to comment on the issue, the congresswoman said: “When people ask me ‘What does a world where we defund the police look like?’, I tell them it looks like a suburb.”

    Magic Dirt Theory in a nutshell. The reason there’s no crime in the suburbs is because there’s no police in the suburbs.

    People seriously believe this.

    • Replies: @Neuday
    , @Kronos
  21. Anon[205] • Disclaimer says:

    Not colored enough? It’s fair to say that she’s essential a white woman who murdered a judge then.

    Remember, according to HBD, ancestry Trumps all (she’s 90% white.)

    She’s a Karen.

  22. There’s a video on Youtube where three very dark blacks guys say that they don’t worry about the Corona virus because they’re black. They actually say that their “magic melanin” will protect them. This must have been made several months ago. Because today we all realize that blacks in America have far higher rates of Covid-19 incidence and mortality. Naturally the black leftists blame this different in susceptibility on racism. I don’t know of course but I have some ideas.

    The main lesson here is that skin color isn’t really very important for intelligence. Maybe for violence but mot much else. Blacks look different and they are profoundly different but dark skin is just a marker. It isn’t very important in and of itself – except for possibly violence.

    For example Dinesh D’Souza has a darker complexion than Barrack Obama. D’Souza is Indian – and therefore a Caucasian. Obama is a mulatto – part Caucasian and part African. D’Souza is very smart – period. Obama is just very smart for a black guy. Skin color doesn’t determine intelligence. It’s just how long your ancestors lived near the equator. Ancient Egyptians came south from north of the Mediterranean to build their civilization and pyramids. They were probably rather light skinned. But these Caucasians gradually got darker in sunny Egypt through natural selection. This is one of those genetic traits that has evolved quite recently. Geneticists say less that 20,000 years is considered recent.

    One reason skin color changes quickly is because it is so simple. There are very few genes involved. I’m tall and white. Both of these traits are genetic but there are around 300 genes involved in human height (and probably a similar number for intelligence) but only a few for skin color.

    We diverged from our common ancestor with the Chimpanzee about seven million years ago. That ancestor probably had black hair and white skin like chimpanzees and bonobos. But when we lost most of our body hair we had to evolve darker naked skin. Modern man evolved in Africa and when we were there, we all had black skin. European skin was first white (when we were apes) , then black (when we were Africans) and then white again (when we walked north). The people who ended up in Europe dropped their excess melanin in one way. The people who went east and became Chinese and Japanese dropped their excess melanin through a different genetic mechanism but also ended up with light skin. We became white the Asians became yellow (different varieties of melanin). The ones who stayed back in Africa stayed black.

    This is not secret knowledge. It’s all in Wikipedia. You don’t have to buy a book.

    But there is some fascinating stuff about skin color that is too politically sensitive for the Wikipedia lefty management. It’s called the Melanocortin Hypothesis. Skin color may help account for the black propensity for violence. The late J. Phillip Rushton had a theory that seemed to provide a solution to “The Black Dog Problem”. The problem is that animal shelters try to find homes for all dogs but no one seems to want to adopt black dogs. The leftists quickly insisted that this was racism. White people, they said, just hate dark skin. But that’s ridiculous.

    Rushton did some research and found that all black skinned mammals including leopards, cows, dogs and cats were more aggressive in their black skinned versions. He found it was true in lizards and reptiles. It’s true in fish and it’s even true in insects. Black varieties are more aggressive and violent in all animal kingdoms. Black Americans have something like five or ten times the violent crime/murder rate as white Americans. It could be just their melanin?

    There is another line of evidence in the famous Russian fox experiments. They bred for tameness. The foxes became tame. They also came to have much lighter coats. They didn’t breed for whiteness, it just came about with when their they developed a lighter integument. Could it be that it works the other way too? When we walked out of Africa and evolved lighter skins, did that bring along greater tameness with it? A fascinating possibility but not one likely to be pursued in today’s political climate.

    Personally I have lost a lot of my black eumelanin. This is an aging process. It makes your hair turn gray and then white. Could it be that this is the reason that older people commit less crime? I don’t know. Rushton died and to date no legitimate credentialed scientist has been brave enough to continue along that line of inquiry.

    One final speculation. Blacks may get Covid-19 at higher rates for a genetic reason. There is a human gene called Duffy which protects against malaria. In America 95% of blacks have this gene. White Americans hardly have it at all. Only 5%. We also know that the Covid-19 virus caused disease has some obscure relationship to malaria. That’s probably why the malaria medicine Hydroxychloroquine seems to work. This is all controversial and not well understood but may be the reason the malaria adapted blacks in America are more susceptible to the virus. I presume we will understand all this much better soon.

    • Thanks: Kronos
  23. Anon[320] • Disclaimer says:
    @No Recent Commenting History

    “Fair and Lovely” cream? I hear it works wonders. Just ask the Indians:

    • LOL: Bardon Kaldian
  24. Alfa158 says:
    @Bygone not even

    Too many typing goofs there, Duck. Remember only one per comment, otherwise the satire is too heavy handed. Slipping on a banana peel too often stops being funny.

    • Agree: Ben tillman
    • Replies: @J S Raggmann
  25. @Anonymous

    The Panthers did the same thing to Sly Stone, the musician. At least Sly Stone–and I don’t mean this as a joke or an insult–had the moral decency to lose his mind when that happened. You can hear his sanity fall apart in his music from 1969-71.

    That’s the weirdest theory I ever did hear. The rock press at the time attributed Sly’s collapse as an artist and performer entirely to drugs. He began showing up very late for performances and in some cases not at all. He appeared on The Dick Cavett Show and was so high he could only smile and giggle.

    It is preposterous that he went that way because of something coming from the Panthers, during that time period when 3 rock icons died from various forms of overdose and the Panthers were under vigorous sustained attack by law enforcement.

    Sly’s flame out was right in line with parallel flame outs throughout the rock world.

  26. @Patrick Boyle

    The problem with blacks being more susceptible to COVID is their difficulty in getting enough Vitamin D due to their skin color. Studies show blacks have less Vitamin D than whites. Though most people of any color are D deficient, blacks are especially so. And adequate D protects against getting ill from COVID.

    I did enjoy the rest off your comment though. Very educational. Thanks.

    • Replies: @ic1000
  27. Anonymous[504] • Disclaimer says:

    Can’t see, as the tweet is mysteriously now unavailable — you’d think a big company like Twitter would be able to afford some decent back-end CDN servers — but roughly what is the range on Angela’s current hue, in DPU (Dolezal Pigment Units)? Hopefully still somewhere between 0.250 DPU (Nandini Jammi) and ~0.800 (Snooki Polizzi)? She’s probably safe as long as it rounds within 25 points of the Dolezal baseline

  28. Lagertha says:
    @Harry Baldwin

    “THEY” paid her a lotta money for decades to preach against the Founding People of the USA (which, most, white, were indentured servants, desperately poor Scots and English, and soldiers who escaped (but survived) Culloden. These are the Scots who built America. The Founders of USA are descendants of Scots.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    , @Jim Don Bob
  29. Lagertha says:
    @Mr. Anon

    Washington Pigskins would save them a whole lotta time and PC!

  30. @Anon

    Prior to college at Brandeis University, Davis attended Elizabeth Irwin School in Greenwich Village (aka, “The little Red Schoolhouse for little Reds”).

    She also had “We’ve Only Just Begun” at her wedding. How “whitebread” can you get? It was originally made for a bank commercial!

    Angela Davis, Sweetheart of the Far Left, Finds Her Mr. Right

  31. @Trinity

    Oh, well, what is she now, about Biden’s age?

    Fourteen months younger. Within a week of Inauguration Day she turns 77. Their combined age would be 155.

    Reagan and Bush were 144 when they left office!

    Who were the youngest pair? John C Breckinridge was the youngest VP at 36. He looks eerily like Tucker Carlson:

    • Replies: @Giancarlo M. Kumquat
  32. @restless94110

    It’s certainly true that Sly Stone had huge problems with drugs, but that does not indicate a direct connection between his day-to-day and his philosophical and artistic attitude, much less his output. You don’t seem to have any personal experiences with addiction, and it sounds like you’ve never read Coleridge, say, or even Jim Carroll.

    If you listen to “There’s a Riot Goin On” for instance, the drug haze is unmistakeable, but so is the obsession and the heartache. “Riot” is the King Lear of funk, and that don’t come from drugs, babies. It’s a record that’s all about being heartbroken — listen to the evident contradictions of “You Caught Me Smiling”. We’re in Sam Beckett’s neighborhood, not Mister Roger’s.

    The slope from the cheery optimism of “Dance to the Music” and “Everyday People” to the sheer emotional horror of “Haight N Love” or “Just Like a Baby” might be drug-enhanced, but it sure ain’t drug-induced. Do you have any idea what he did to himself to make that record, how very “pre-cocaine Brian Wilson” he got with it? It’s very Pet Sounds/Good Vibrations, and for all the same reasons. Some people take drugs because they can’t bear their own clarity, not because they’re searching for clarity.

  33. @Lagertha

    and soldiers who escaped (but survived) Culloden.

    One of those, Hugh Mercer, has a county named for him in New Jersey.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_Mercer

    His great-great-great-grandson was Johnny Mercer, our very best song lyricist.

  34. @The Germ Theory of Disease

    Oh, that sounds like a cool riff about Sly Stone’s milestone record “There’s a Riot Goin’ on”!

  35. @James O'Meara

    Why did indian warriors in the moofies always wear strings of firecrackers on their chests? Did Chinese fire cracker factories award distributer franchises to all of them, and they wore their sample kits on their chests? If so, why were the Indians always trying to kill all the White farmers and ranchers, potentially their best customers? They could have traded fircrackers and roman candles for beef and fresh veggies. Could have been a win-win situation.

    • Replies: @JohnPlywood
  36. @PiltdownMan

    Rather flattering pic. Must be an old one!

    • Agree: Kratoklastes
  37. @Dieter Kief

    In another episode of Chronicles of Strange Experiences, I was once in a conversation with a certain Famous Black Person of Color Who Was Of Color, and as an aside at one point, he lightly hummed/sang a snippet of Sly’s “You Caught Me Smiling,” at which point I launched in, harmonizing, and we finished the song together. He said it was his favorite song.

    He was hilariously surprised to find that Whitey McWhitenheimer knew all the words, and also how to sing it. Black folks generally don’t return the favor by quoting Don Giovanni to me.

  38. @Alfa158

    From the subtle clues given by his inimitable style, the true connoisseurs of trolling are always able to detect a post by Mr. Duck when he uses another name. Even when he is masked, the discerning observer knows that the mysterious stranger is the Lone Ranger, as soon as the observer sees the silver bullets and pearl handled revolvers. For others, Mr. Duck will sometimes drop in a few little grammatical errors or spelling errors to signal his hidden identity.

  39. Lagertha says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    SO adore your energy (like Steve’s); history is EVERYTHING…especially now. USA was established as a Free Zone…by settlers who were poor and did not/could not own slaves.

  40. @Patrick Boyle

    Rushton did some research and found that all black skinned mammals including leopards, cows, dogs and cats were more aggressive in their black skinned versions. He found it was true in lizards and reptiles. It’s true in fish and it’s even true in insects. Black varieties are more aggressive and violent in all animal kingdoms.

    Nah, none of that is true. Rushton’s work is considered a joke in this area.

    There is another line of evidence in the famous Russian fox experiments. They bred for tameness. The foxes became tame. They also came to have much lighter coats. They didn’t breed for whiteness, it just came about with when their they developed a lighter integument.

    This is an urban legend and it has been debunked. White spots are not related to tameness and the man behind this experiment (Dmitri Belyaev) never claimed they were. The fox sample used was already domesticated (not wild, as originally assumed) and had been bred specifically to express white spatches in fur, for profit:

    https://www.sciencealert.com/that-famous-fox-domestication-study-may-have-been-wrong-about-domestication-syndrome

    Belyaev was well aware that white spotting was present in his fox population and never claimed it was linked to tameness, said Anna Kukekova, a geneticist at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign who has been studying these foxes for decades. Belyaev detailed this clearly in a paper he published in 1979, she said.

    The white spotting effect wasn’t replicated in an experiment using truly wild foxes:

    Dugatkin said he had “major concerns” about the study. He said curly tails didn’t show up in the foxes for nine to 10 generations and that the scientists did not select for them once they showed up.

    But they grew more common with each tamer generation, he said. The project, which is now run by his co-author, Russian geneticist Lyudmila Trut, has since added two new lineages of foxes, one selected for aggression and another as a control, he said, and they haven’t developed curly tails and spotting.

    Plenty of wild animals (i.e. wolves, polar bears) have white-ish fur besides.

    Personally I have lost a lot of my black eumelanin. This is an aging process. It makes your hair turn gray and then white. Could it be that this is the reason that older people commit less crime?

    East Asians commit less violent crime than all other groups and have the highest concentration of black eumelanin pigment in their hair, globally.

    • Disagree: anonymous1963
  41. @Anon

    And so did Mary Travers attend the Little Red Schoolhouse.

  42. @Patrick Boyle

    D’Souza is very smart

    Nope.

    He’s a complete hack – Malcolm Gladwell level hackery. Jordan “Make Your Bed, Lobster-boy, Then Gimme My Drugs” Peterson level fucktardery.

    If D’Sousa could double the quality of his output, he would still only be half as good as Tom Friedman… and Tom Friedman is a complete and utter fuckwit whose profile derivs from the fact that he’s fucking an heiress.

    Don’t set the bar so low just because you think D’Sousa is on ‘our’ side. Have some fucking standards, man.

    • Agree: Je Suis Omar Mateen
  43. @J S Raggmann

    Those are dentalium shells and real Indians wore them. This video details various aspects of the clothing of plains Indians:

    Interestingly, dentalium shells were worn by French Neanderthals ca. 38,000 years ago, plausibly in the same fashion as the American Indians:

    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/278715782_Personal_Ornaments_and_Symbolism_Among_the_Neanderthals

    • Thanks: Dieter Kief
    • Replies: @JohnPlywood
    , @J S Raggmann
  44. BMS says:

    Idea: Stop calling it the USA. Call it “Liberia.” Call Washington “Monrovia.”

    • Agree: Coemgen
  45. No, it’s because, as I’ve only now noticed, Professor Davis isn’t of Color enough.

    So, President Abrams it is.

  46. @The Germ Theory of Disease

    He was hilariously surprised to find that Whitey McWhitenheimer knew all the words, and also how to sing it. Black folks generally don’t return the favor by quoting Don Giovanni to me

    .

    Next time, try your Mozartean Don-Giovanni-luck with her – you might like the outcome:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jessye_Norman

  47. @JerryC

    The only song on that otherwise great album I skip. Dopey politics aside, it’s not a good Stones song.

  48. Neoconned says:

    I saw Miss Davis once when she came to give a speech at my college for some group. She looked like an Italian woman with maybe 1 black grandparent….

    And by local Deep South standards, she wasnt black at all….being from the uber white Bay Area and being an upper class college professor on the speech giving racketeering circuit….

  49. hhsiii says:
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    Great album. I also love the single Thank You etc.

    Did you know Sly produced the Beau Brummels song Laugh Laugh?

  50. Ed says:

    Georgia has some pretty good election data. If you’re so inclined you can even find if you neighbor voted or not. When I went through the ‘16 data, looks like black males turned out at 49%, black women turnout was in the 60% range. Thus while whites in Georgia make a bare majority of registered voters in the state, on Election Day they make up 61% of the voters.

    Despite all the hysteria, I don’t think black turnout will be much higher this time around either.

  51. I think black’s skin lightens as they get older. Bill Cosby went from being pretty dark to light and freckley. Perhaps the melanin levels drop off with age.

    • Replies: @Gordo
  52. Angela Davis for years makes big bucks on the college-speaker circuit — her bio nicely scrubbed to make her a “civil rights activist” fighting racial discrimination, inequality … bla, bla, bla. Ca Ching, Ca ching $$$, then on to the batch of suckers.

    See Angela, robotic-like, in Moscow collection her “Lenin Prize”
    http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/45045389d6759defac6845a2f3bdfcea

    Angel Davis at Joe McCarthy’s alma mater entertaining the Jesuit stooges.
    http://fosterspeak.blogspot.com/2017/04/isit-possible-to-shame-whoever-is.html

  53. @Lagertha

    No, the association to police nixes that. Black players wouldn’t represent no “pig”skins.

    • Replies: @Lagertha
  54. @The Germ Theory of Disease

    “They” like a lot of “white” music. They just don’t realize the artists are white.

  55. @Lagertha

    I stopped giving to my alma mater when they had AD as a visiting professor. She should’ve gotten 20 years in jail at least. They taped a shotgun to the judge’s head.

    • Replies: @Lagertha
  56. duncsbaby says:

    It’s weird that when you do a search for Angela Davis images on duckduckgo you only get images of her from the early 70’s or now. It’s like she’s been in a cave for the last 50 years.

    https://duckduckgo.com/?q=Angela+Davis&t=chromentp&atb=v60-1&iax=images&ia=images

  57. @JohnPlywood

    Whoops. I got ahead of myself with this post. Those ornaments worn in the video posted by James O’Meara are not shells, but hair pipe beads made out of animal bone, and ironically, they were invented by a white man and sold in bulk to Indians.

    And contrary to what we see in the movies they didn’t become popular among Indians until after they had mostly gone on to the reservations:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hair_pipe

    • Replies: @Dieter Kief
  58. Clyde says:
    @JerryC

    Mick an Keith must have been temporarily afflicted with insanity-stupidity to put that tune on Exile…. Sweet Black Angel? For such a hideous woman who reading between the lines is a lezzie anyways.

  59. @JohnPlywood

    Gee, I thought everybody here would realize that business with the firecrackers was a joke. I guess I need to really up my game to reach Tiny Duck levels of of trollery.

    It is kinda thought provoking to speculate on the outcome if someone had explained the concept of door-to-door peddlers to the plains Indians. Peddlers with wagons and horses would visit remote homesteads as a sort of mobile general store. Seems a natural fit for the plains Indians. They already had the horses and could have easily gotten the wagons from the wagon trains that passed through their territory. Just agree to not attack each wagon train and give them safe escort through that tribe’s territory in exchange for one or two wagons. The train masters would learn to bring a few extra wagons, thoughtfully stocked with firewater, tinned beef, and canned peaches. The Indians could buy their peddler goods from big wholesalers in St Louis who could ship by railroad out to pre-arranged delivery points.

    Some of the Indians have of late have caught onto the idea. In the early 80’s, was mildly acquainted with a wheeler-dealer in East Texas who became temporary partners with a reservation Indian out in Arizona. The Indian had a PhD in anthropology but found he made more money and easier money selling trinkets to the busloads of tourists who would come out to the res on a day safari. The Indian briefed the E T wheeler-dealer on prices and other details for the “genuine handmade Indian silver jewelry”, then said, “When we meet the bus, I need to drop into my role as the dumb Indian who cannot speak English. You do the talking, I will do the grunting.”

  60. @Reg Cæsar

    Surely there’s also some connection to the Mercer Museum in nearby Doylestown, founded by Henry Chapman Mercer.

  61. @The Germ Theory of Disease

    I don’t know why you concluded I have no experience with addiction, but it I strongly dispute your idea that doing drugs does not affect an artist’s outlook and output. Jim Carroll’s output was completely throttled by it and he died in his early 50s trying to write his 2nd book. Sly’s output and subject matter moved to the darkness you and very few others celebrate. Everyday People and other tracks in that first album were masterpieces that live on today.

    The darker stuff that he made when drugs constricted his vision down to nothing are dark and completely forgettable. And yeah, they drug induced, bunkie.

    Brian Wilson never made another good record after Pet Sounds which predates his drug use so that proves my point and disproves yours.

    You’re right about one thing though: some people take drugs because they can’t bear their own clarity. And doing so they dim their clarity and destroy their ability to make art, either by outright dying or by doing as Sly did. Or Brian did. Stop trying to put lipstick on the pig, bud.

    As any rate, my post was about the preposterous idea that the Black Panthers scared Sly so bad he went crazy. No. The drugs Sly took made Sly go crazy.

  62. Neuday says:
    @Mr McKenna

    Magic Dirt Theory in a nutshell. The reason there’s no crime in the suburbs is because there’s no police in the suburbs.

    People seriously believe this.

    It’s a variant of Cargo Cult thinking, which is wildly popular these days.

  63. Gordo says:
    @Dr. Krieger

    I think black’s skin lightens as they get older. Bill Cosby went from being pretty dark to light and freckley. Perhaps the melanin levels drop off with age.

    I think it does, one of the ‘hidden figures’ women could have slid into a Ladies of the Invisible Empire meeting without comment.

    Slightly related, BBC is pushing hard with a 13 y.o. girl designing the Supermarine Spitfire:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-53352233/battle-of-britain-the-schoolgirl-who-helped-design-the-spitfire

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    , @Mr Mox
  64. @Cato

    “Trump”

    Heard a report that Trump retweeted a Chuck Woolery tweet wherein the former host of Love Connection stated everyone is lying about the virus. Trump, unconsciously, is a master troll. That is why he deserves my vote.

    President Blumpft! 2020!

  65. ic1000 says:
    @restless94110

    Restless, Patrick Boyle’s comments are usually interesting, but this one was under his standards. Much of the technical detail is half-right, or speculative.

    Anyway,

    > Studies show blacks have less Vitamin D than whites. Though most people of any color are D deficient, blacks are especially so. And adequate D protects against getting ill from COVID.

    The correlation between adequate Vitamin D levels and lower Covid-19 risk is clear (Medscape, legit Establishment medical source, free login req’d, sorry). A causal connection is plausible but not established — exposure to sunlight might be beneficial in some other way (Medscape).

    But there’s essentially no downside to taking a Vitamin D supplement, and it has general health benefits. I take a small 2,000 I.U. pill daily, that’s about $15/year. Issues with toxicity start at daily doses higher than 10,000 I.U. (link).

    Medicos should be urging that everybody minds their Vitamin D. Lighter-skinned folks who get outdoors can skip pills for the summer, but it’s more reliable to get into a daily habit on a year-round basis.

  66. @Bygone not even

    Biden is far more likely to take mass demands seriously.

    Joe “non compos mentis” Biden?

    The only thing he is taking seriously these days are funny little voices in his head.

    I would encourage everyone to violate the CV protocols, sneak into the dementia wing of the local assisted living facility, and meet the other Joe Bidens.

    They have amazing plans for the nation–and the world!

  67. @Lagertha

    Washington Pigskins would save them a whole lotta time and PC!

    The best names are those making a connection to the community’s history and reason for existence–ex. Packers, Steelers.

    In that tradition: Washington Rent Seekers. Or more generically Washington Parasites.

    Too obvious, but management could dovetail tradition that with a name that is always on the lips of a big segment of American sports fans, that the team could identify with and which would generate a lot of buzz …

    And a great historical dialectic with the city name–until Washington gets cancelled.

  68. @ic1000

    I agree whole heartedly. I have been taking 10,000 to 30,000 IUs every day for 6 years now and the results have been astonishing. About 3 years ago, started adding Vitamin K to achieve a bit of balance.

    As someone who has suffered through a lifetime of dental problems and back pain issues as well as at least 2 respiratory illnesses every year, all of that, all of it disappeared. Gone.

    So when I heard that Vitamin D levels can affect contracting COVID it made good sense.

    In the end, black people have less D unless they supplement. So it’s not racist, but it is racial.

    • Replies: @AnotherDad
    , @ic1000
  69. @Giancarlo M. Kumquat

    I’m more sensitive to expressions than to physical features, so I’ll concede to you on the latter. But JCB definitely shares Tucker’s concerned stare.

    I don’t know about Carlson or Breckinridge, but Joaquin and the Donald both lost big brothers to substance abuse.

  70. @Gordo

    Slightly related, BBC is pushing hard with a 13 y.o. girl designing the Supermarine Spitfire:

    “Helping her father with calculations…” Hey, that’s something. Can <i<youo operate a slide rule?

    An English girl named Pluto– the planet, not Goofy’s more authentic playmate. A 13-year-old orphan designed Alaska’s flag. Sterling North lived mostly alone at 11, and wrote about it in Rascal. It was a good time for pre-adolescents.

    Speaking of Spitfires, I have an unused glass touting this product, and want to inaugurate it with the real thing. It was discontinued in the US, but is supposed to come back. Is it available yet?

    • Thanks: Gordo
    • Replies: @anon
    , @Nicholas Stix
  71. @No Recent Commenting History

    You’re being fooled by the ‘fro man.

    If you ignore the fro and look at her actual skin tone, even in this pic, even with this lighting she’s clearly a fairly light skinned black.

    Davis is yet another reminder that the ideologues and haters often come from the halfies, the mixed, the most “white adjacent” POC.

    ~~

    But even more importantly, Davis’s comfortable life and career–always having a comfy sinecure made for her, despite never doing a honest day’s labor, producing nothing of value and working against the American nation and Western civilization–show how corrupt and treasonous (((academia))) quickly became.

    • Agree: anonymous1963
  72. @restless94110

    Well that is a much more lucid and humane exposition of your viewpoint than earlier; probably I misread you and over-reacted. You make some good points, and there are places where we agree. Probably different angles of perception and what-not.

    But I do disagree on other points. There are here the makings of a rather interesting and productive internet argument, rather than a silly flame war. I’ll try and mull over your points some more, and return later with a more thoughtful reply.

    “Come, let us sup betimes, that we may digest our complots in some form.”
    — Richard III

    • Thanks: ic1000
  73. @restless94110

    In the end, black people have less D unless they supplement. So it’s not racist, but it is racial.

    Everyone knows everyone is the same–race is socially constructed (but immutable)–so telling blacks to take vitamin D is racist.

    ~~~

    (But–shh–just a hint for my fellow commenters: Few of us are out working in the fields anymore. Take Vitamin D. Costco has 2000 IU pills for dirt cheap. A lot of folks have found benefits to ratcheting up to 10,000. And like “restless”, i’ve added K2 to aim the calcium at the bones rather than arterial calcification.)

  74. anon[237] • Disclaimer says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Different label, but looks to be the same otherwise.

    https://shop.shepherdneame.co.uk/Spitfire-Amber-Ale-8-x-500ml_p_61.html

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  75. @restless94110

    “the Panthers were under vigorous sustained attack by law enforcement.”

    the Panthers were ambushing and murdering white cops.

    FIFY

  76. @JohnPlywood

    Thanks again for the corrections!

  77. @anon

    “All beer, cider and wine is delivered via our courier service for delivery to UK Mainland addresses.”

    I have a US Mainland address.

  78. ic1000 says:
    @restless94110

    This 2008 report on some homebrew clinical research may make you smile. If you didn’t read it back in 2014, that is.
    😉

  79. So that’s the reason!

    • LOL: ic1000
  80. Kronos says:
    @Mr McKenna

    Magic Dirt Theory in a nutshell. The reason there’s no crime in the suburbs is because there’s no police in the suburbs.

    People seriously believe this.

    Or rather, most people will go along for the ride while a few true believers are treated by the media as royalty. Either they pretend to believe for personal profit (NYT reporter gentrifiers) or they’re afraid of intimidation ( those who fear getting #cancelled.)

  81. Lagertha says:
    @Jim Don Bob

    My Uni did not have controversial speakers…however, they denied Louis Farrakhan a speech on campus, in 1981! – PC in the early 80’s, and, being an immigrant for about 10 years, I had know idea who he was! – I knew nothing (nor my parents) about the Civil Rights Movement.

    Oh, have times changed; and Farrakhan is almost a Trump supporter! I am counting on Black intellectuals and wealthy Blacks to wake up! Hard work is hard work…makers and takers is gonna be the deal…the deal that should tip the scales to free markets and freedom.
    Last comment: I do not support my Alma Mater at all.

  82. Lagertha says:
    @Ron Mexico

    forgot to add that “pigskin” is a name for the actual football, in the South. Pig skin, literally, is what footballs are (were) made of. Yeah…kinda’ gross, but that’s what your shoes are made of, too.

  83. When blacks “tan,” they just get blacker. Older people are a lot more savvy about staying out of the sun.

  84. Lagertha says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Reg, after some time to read the Mercer line, wow, what a history and family.

  85. @JohnPlywood

    Nah, none of that is true. Rushton’s work is considered a joke in this area.

    Considered a joke by who? The Ruston Temple article was a hypothesis that was accepted for publication and then when the chief editor retired the new editor didn’t seem to like the political implications of race differences and had it retracted. Rushton was dead by then

    As I read the references there doesn’t seem to be much controversy about the connection between pigmentation and aggression in lower animals but Ruston dared to speculate on if that pattern was true also in humans. This seems to have been verboten.

  86. @ic1000

    I too take Vitamin D daily on the advice of my doctor. I used to take Vitamin C after I read Pauling’s book. When the studies came in unfavorably – I quit. Then I took Vitamin E again on my doctor’s recommendation but also again when the big studies proved to be unfavorable I quit. Then my doctor told me to take Vitamin D. I had already read a book on Vitamin D. I took it for a few years but dropped it when I reviewed and revised my medications. Another doctor wrote me to say I should take it. So I’m taking it again but I consider it to be on probation. Medical science seems to progress by unrecommending once recommended vitamins.

    By the way my speculation on genetics – with the example being the Duffy gene – was just that a speculation. I don’t run a laboratory out of my garage, it’s just me in my den with a computer. Can’t I speculate anymore? I hope that there is some reader who actually does have or works in a lab will read it and tell me I’m wrong or look into it. Either would be fine with me. As Pauling once said – ” To have good ideas, have many ideas”.

  87. @JohnPlywood

    You misrepresent the status of the Balyaev foxes. If you read back on your references you find first of all that they come from The Washington Post which has an strong interest in any study which points to evidence contradicting their anti-racism ideology. I used to work for the Washington Post. It’s sad to see it descend into such an ideology driven news outlet.

    The genetics journal that is the source of Post’s articles does not say what the Post articles say. The geneticist who wrote those articles seems to be associated with an organization called the Anti-Racism Society. The Balyaev fox story and theories of animal domestication that flow from it are still held in high regard as far as I can determine in the biology field.

    The Balyaev foxes were selected from several fox breeding farms. This has always been known. It was not a secret. You make it sound as if Balyaev was perpetrating an elaborate fraud. He was surprised when his dark, pointy eared foxes turned white and had floppy ears when bred for tameness. Next time we do this experiment I guess we should capture wild foxes and then breed them for tameness. The Russian fox study is not perfect. It was exploratory research not hypothesis testing research. No one does a replication because it would take a half century and no one doubts the results that Balyaev already obtained.

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