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  1. Anon[126] • Disclaimer says:

    American progressives are the kind of people who’d land in Mali or China and proclaim, “Wow, look at all the minorities!” upon arriving at the airport.

    • Agree: TwistTie
    • Replies: @Corn
    , @James J O'Meara
    , @Rob
  2. Diversity
    Inclusion
    Equality
    Multiculturalism
    Equity
    Antiracism

    They all mean pretty much the same thing, don’t they?

  3. hhsiii says:

    It was black and Hispanic. Not the regular lineup, which also featured Bob Robertson and strong-side platoon 3b Richie Hebner. Bill Mazeroski was at the tail end of his career. Went on to win the World Series.

    Nelson Briles also got a reference by Bill Murray on a National Lampoon album, which is inexplicably funny.

    • Replies: @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
  4. El Dato says:

    OT:

    Vitamin Z:

    ‘An eye for an eye’: The post-war Jewish avengers who plotted to murder 6mn Germans by poisoning their water supplies

    Revenge, they say, is a dish best served cold. But in 1945, a group of Jewish Holocaust survivors plotted a vast and horrific vengeance fuelled by a burning sense of injustice and hatred. Taking direction from the ancient edict of ‘an eye for an eye’, the group, known as Nakam or ‘the Avengers’, planned to kill six million German citizens by poisoning their water supplies – an act of mass murder that, if it had succeeded, might have ended the state of Israel before it had even been created.

    A new film, ‘Plan A’, is a dramatic telling of this plot, using a blend of real and fictional characters, but very much ‘based on a true story’. A truly remarkable story that has until recent years been under-told – a situation that stunned the film’s directors, brothers Yoav and Doron Paz.

    [MORE]

    Their leader, the poet and resistance fighter Abba Kovner, one of the few real people portrayed in ‘Plan A’, approached the Jewish Brigade for help but was rebuffed. Not only was their version of justice seen as too brutal, but international talks were well underway to form a Jewish state where this oppressed, hounded and slaughtered people could live in safety: An act of savagery on this scale, many believed, could end that conversation.

    “Some of [the Avengers] said that they managed to kill war criminals, but the American forces kept it down because they didn’t want to raise panic,” says Paz. “But historians are still divided on this subject. Some say they succeeded in small amounts, some say they didn’t succeed at all. But when we were talking to [former Nakam members] all of them said that they felt sorry to this day that plan B was not effective. Because for them, Plan B is pure, pure justice. All of them were SS soldiers, Nazi soldiers that were supposed to die. Regarding Plan A, it’s much more complicated.”

    They should just have helped the Morgenthau lobby a bit harder. Stalin would twirled his moustache.

    I always thought the 6 million were a consenus reached in the 50s but after checking that number was mysteriously in circulation well before Nuremberg (actually in the NYT on January 8, 1945: “6 million Jews dead” as sourced arbitrarily from economist Jacob Lestchinsky) in spite of the US sorely lacking highly developed low-Earth surveillance gear or even HUMINT able to copy the Reich’s Excel sheets at the time.

    History: The more you dig the weirder it gets.

    • Thanks: JohnnyWalker123
  5. Black to Front is championing Black talent at Channel 4 on Friday with Black presenters and contributors taking centre stage.

    Featuring new line-ups for some regular TV fixtures on the channel, guest stars and show reboots, there are plenty of scheduling highlights to look forward to.

    Here’s all you need to know about the diversity campaign.

    On Friday, 10 September, Channel 4 will show its commitment to celebrating Black talent by putting its Black stars, contributors and programme-makers at the forefront of all of its shows.

    The aim is to champion Black voices, stories and talent in British TV and to show the broadcaster’s commitment to being an anti-racist organisation.

    https://www.aol.co.uk/entertainment/black-front-know-channel-4s-113505940.html

    This happened a few days after the end of the Paralympics to which Channel 4 devoted at least half their schedule for almost two weeks, the coverage of which the ‘commercially funded but publicly owned’ channel claimed to be a great success:

    https://www.channel4.com/press/news/channel-4s-coverage-tokyo-2020-paralympic-games-reaches-20-million-viewers

    • Replies: @Lurker
    , @TelfoedJohn
  6. Forbes says:

    Monochrome diversity? Exclusive inclusion?

  7. Mike Tre says:

    Let us also not forget the very diverse Attica Prison Riots that happened 50 years ago this week, where a not diverse group of inmates killed a very very undiverse group of prison guards because reasons.

    • Thanks: Hangnail Hans
  8. What’s with the choice of a blurry sepia photograph, making it seem like there wasn’t much difference between 1971, when segregation was already in the past, and 1921? It’s not as if there aren’t excellent color photographs around of the ’71 Pirates.

    • Agree: PaceLaw
  9. anon215 says:

    Looks like a 100% diverse lineup!

  10. pyrrhus says:

    And now there are virtually no American blacks in baseball….

  11. Callowman says:

    All four winning pitchers in the Series were white (Kison, Briles, Blassx2).

    • Thanks: AceDeuce, TwistTie
    • Replies: @Hhsiii
  12. MGB says:

    iSteve and Ken Burns. Ever see them in the same room together? Me neither.

  13. Corn says:
    @Anon

    Diversity is not diversity per se, merely the absence of white people.

  14. Thanks for reminding us that “diversity” means all blacks, no whites.

    A team, a university, an orchestra, a medical staff, a police force, a country – will not achieve diversity until it’s all black.

  15. anonymous[301] • Disclaimer says:
    @PiltdownMan

    Except that’s obviously ’79 or ’80. If it were ’71, that crowd would include some crew cuts and ties.

    • Replies: @PiltdownMan
  16. Jack D says:

    This headline makes sense once you understand that in Newspeak, “diversity” doesn’t actually mean “diversity”, it’s just the latest euphemism for Ethiopians, the N-word, colored people, Negroes, African-Americans, Blacks, etc. For any group that is negatively perceived (e.g. the retarded), whatever “scientific” or neutral name you label them with (“moron”) eventually becomes a pejorative (in the case of the N-word, the Voldemort of words – the word that should not be named) so you have to keep coming up with new euphemisms or non-pejorative names (“developmentally delayed”). So “this school is really diverse” doesn’t mean that it has an actual diversity of races, it means that it has a lot of black people.

  17. Anonymous[234] • Disclaimer says:

    That’s not new. Already a decade ago there were plenty of examples where getting much closer to 100% black meant increasing diversity. “Diverse” is now used as a code for “different from the group I loathe”.

  18. Russ says:

    And since, the black in baseball seems to be going in the direction of the great auk, the dodo bird, and the black resident of San Francisco. MLB retires #42 league-wide and runs some token RBI program for inner-city baseball, but, in the end, the telling story is MLB’s moving the 2021 All-Star Game from half-black Atlanta to lily-white Denver (home of mascot Dinger, who, were it Ginger, would offer the perfect anagram for MLB’s outer wokeness and inner strategy) to appease corporate sponsors. The stats geeks can tell us if the MLB running game has suffered accordingly. Certainly the excitement generated by today’s walk-strikeout-homer offense has suffered.

    FWIW, my favorite from those 1971ish Pirates was Dock Ellis, winging his no-hitter while sky-high on LSD. Must’ve made for interesting mound visits by catcher and pitching coach.

  19. Anonymous[264] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jack D

    Yup.

    What’s the meaning of the phrase ‘A rose is a rose is a rose’?
    The meaning most often attributed to ‘a rose is a rose is a rose’ is the notion that, when all is said and done, a thing is what it is. This is in similar vein to Shakespeare’s ‘a rose by any other name would smell as sweet’.

    https://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/a-rose-is-a-rose-is-a-rose.html

    What’s the meaning of the phrase ‘A rose by any other name would smell as sweet’?
    The saying ‘A rose by any other name would smell as sweet’ means that what matters is what something is, not what it is called.

    https://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/a-rose-by-any-other-name-shall-smell-as-sweet.html

  20. PaceLaw says:
    @Jack D

    Well said and spot on. I remember reading an article in the wall street journal sometime ago about businesses trying to become more diverse. The only race mentioned in the article was blacks, with nary a mention of Latinos, Indians, Asians or anyone else. When Ivy League schools, Silicon Valley, etc., all say they want to become more diverse, then you know they mean only one thing.

    Also, the search for evermore elastic euphemisms is exhausting, isn’t it? The retarded are now developmentally delayed, garbagemen are now sanitation engineers and secretaries are administrative professionals. Only in this warped reality can a man who cuts off his genitals and puts on lipstick can now be considered a “woman” by society. Sad.

  21. jb says:
    @Technite78

    In practice they are all code words for Affirmative Action.

    The cool thing about “Diversity” is that it allows you to pretend that everyone is going to benefit, when in fact the entire purpose is to take stuff from the Oppressors and give it to the Marginalized, thus righting the wrongs of history. The more open you are about this goal the more the Oppressors tend to object, which is why there is a constant search for new language to obscure what you are trying to do. This is why “Diversity” has so thoroughly replaced “Affirmative Action”.

  22. Pretty much coinciding with the onset of urban decline of Pittsburgh, though it has recently become relatively more livable than 68% of America’s urban areas, which is more likely a nationwide decline “catching down” with Pittsburgh and other Rustbelt cities.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  23. @Jack D

    It means no white people, Jack. Don’t over-complicate things.

  24. @Anon

    On the other hand, Spiro Agnew, that Great White American, on returning from a trip to Hawaii, told reporters “It’s great to be back in the USA.”

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  25. Corvinus says:

    More like protein and iron, iSteve. Get it right next time.

  26. J.Ross says:
    @Jack D

    This is correct, there are multiple cases of homogenously black groups mislabeled “diverse” because journalists are stupid.

    • Replies: @Jack D
  27. epebble says:
    @PiltdownMan

    You answered your question yourself! It was to make it seem like an all black team played long, long time ago. Time Dilation to simulate historicity.

  28. I get the comments about “diversity means antiwhite” etc. but the headline, from long ago, is defensible. Whereas MLB was all-white before, now there are so many black (and Hispanic) players that you could field an all-non-white team.

    If you reach into a jar and pull out 5 black beans, that doesn’t prove all the beans are black, but it does prove that the beans are not all white. So hurray for racial progress! Now teams can be selected only on the basis of talent, and the racial results are random; some teams may be all white, but not because blacks are banned.

    Obviously, if the team were deliberately chosen with non-whites, as teams were chosen to be deliberately white before, that would be “reverse discrimination” etc. Folks on Unz are always saying that all-white or all-male math faculties, for example, aren’t evidence of discrimination, it’s just that white men are better at math. So an all black MLB team is what you’d expect, absent discrimination, and hence shows racial progress.

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
    , @Truth
  29. Remember when The Los Angeles Times used to be an intelligent, literate paper that practiced courageous journalism?

    There was, for example, the year they got some sort of negative award from the local NAACP for running a story about corruption in the Compton School District and another about black and Hispanic gangs marauding out into white suburbia.

  30. Dan Smith says:

    By the LA Times definition, the all white 1927 Yankees were diverse. Ignorance is wisdom. War is peace. Slavery is freedom.

  31. How can an all-bla…er, I mean Black…lineup be “diverse?”

    But what do I know anyway?

  32. AceDeuce says:

    Semi off-topic:

    I clicked on a PBS show the other day after seeing enough depressing and infuriating 9/11 coverage. It was about Broadway in the 60s, 70s, and 80s. One of the segments in the 2 hour show was devoted to how the nigro cast of a largely nigro play of the time had a hard time getting cabs in NYC. 15 minutes were devoted to this drivel.

    Nothing at all was devoted to the nigro robberies and murders of cab drivers, or the nearly routine incidents of nigros who would run out at their destinations without paying to beat the fare (I once read an article where a prominent nigro fondly reminisced about doing just that on a regular basis)

    And of course, don’t get started on blacks as non-tippers.

    I am sure that White theater patrons, actors and stagecrew of that time could have recalled many instances of muggings, assaults, rapes, or murders at the hands of nigros, but somehow that topic never came up.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  33. In Chicago, the Irish neighborhood has gone Mexican. The Russian neighborhood has gone Mexican. The Norwegian neighborhood has gone Mexican. The Swedish neighborhood has gone Mexican. The Lithuanian neighborhood has gone Mexican. This is the New Diversity.

    Of course, some of these “Mexicans” are Salvadorans, Guatemalans, Hondurans, and all represented by a Puerto Rican. So that’s a tip to diversity of a kind, like a room done in various earth tones.

    Or a black-and-white photograph.

  34. @AceDeuce

    One of the segments in the 2 hour show was devoted to how the nigro cast of a largely nigro play…

    Was Laura Nigro‘s music on the soundtrack?

  35. Jack D says:
    @J.Ross

    There are also many cases of journalists calling people in Africa “African-American” (back when that was the euphemism of the week) because their mind/tongue automatically substituted “African-American” whenever they saw a darkie as a sort of muscle memory thing because you wouldn’t want to utter any other name for them, even if you were excited and came upon them breaking into your car or something. The wrong utterance could end your career.

    • Replies: @Jmaie
    , @J.Ross
  36. @PaceLaw

    “The retarded are now developmentally delayed, garbagemen are now sanitation engineers and secretaries are administrative professionals.”

    I passed what used to be called a rubbish dump the other day, signposted “Civic Amenity Site”.

    • LOL: PaceLaw
  37. @James J O'Meara

    If you reach into a jar and pull out 5 black beans, that doesn’t prove all the beans are black, but it does prove that the beans are not all white.

    Yeah … about that… Sampling methodology and logic, like math, are racist.

    There’s a reason the black beans floated to the top to be grabbed.

    • Replies: @Sollipsist
  38. Jmaie says:
    @Jack D

    There are also many cases of journalists calling people in Africa “African-American”

    Can’t remember which year, the French two-women bobsled team took gold. The TV announcer said, paraphrased, ‘This is the first time an African-American women has ever won gold in any bobsled event.” Upon realizing she was talking about the French team she added, “In fact, this is the first time an African-American from any country…”

  39. Muggles says:

    “Fielded an all Black Lineup”?

    Doesn’t that just mean that the fielders were black?

    When is the LA Times going to spotlight the first NBA team in 50 years to “field” an all White NBA team?

    When is the last time that happened? Shouldn’t “diversity” be a virtue in all sports?

    • Replies: @I, Libertine
  40. J.Ross says:
    @Jack D

    The combo breaker is the Saffa kid at an American high school who introduced himself as “African-American.”

  41. @James J O'Meara

    On the other hand, Spiro Agnew, that Great White American, on returning from a trip to Hawaii, told reporters “It’s great to be back in the USA.”

    Well, his party did steal the place.

    Let’s Expel Hawaii!

    • Replies: @epebble
  42. Lurker says:
    @Henry's Cat

    the ‘commercially funded but publicly owned’ channel claimed to be a great success

    I bet they do. Never saw one second myself and I’m not aware of anyone I know watching more than that either.

  43. There has to have been an NFL team fielding an all black defensive unit by now.

  44. Are we getting a Newsom post?

  45. Bernie says:

    The Dodgers sported all-white lineups this year on several occasions. The Giants might have as well.

    They are the two best teams in baseball this year.

    The Patriots used to be the whitest team in the NFL year in and year out. And they were a dynasty for two decades.

  46. epebble says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Talking Peace
    by President Jimmy Carter, 2002 Nobel Peace Prize awardee from a speech given 2001 at the Burkle Center for International Relations.

    Becky Carrera

    Before I talk about promoting peace, I will tell a story that illustrates a basic cause of conflict. There was a hot argument in Texas in the 1920s — one that is still going on in several states, particularly in California — about whether Spanish should be used in the classroom to teach kids who came from Mexico, or whether only English should be permitted. Miriam “Ma” Ferguson had become the state’s first woman governor, after her husband, Governor “Pa” Ferguson was impeached. She ended the debate quite quickly when she held up a Bible and proclaimed, “If the King’s English was good enough for Jesus Christ, it’s good enough for the children of Texas!”

    A NEW QUAYLE TALE Moving on to the unkindest cut: A language fumble by Vice President Dan Quayle apparently has a congresswoman red-faced in embarrassment. Seems that Quayle heard Rep. Claudine Schneider speaking fluent French at a social event at the Belgian Embassy in Washington. Impressed, Quayle said: ‘‘I was recently on a tour of Latin America, and the only regret I have was that I didn`t study Latin harder in school so I could converse with those people.” Oops. Unfortunately for Schneider, the story doesn`t end here. She afterward regaled fellow Republicans back home in Coventry, R.I., with Quayle`s faux pax. Amid tittering, she volunteered that she ”prays for President Bush every day.”

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  47. @Technite78

    They all mean pretty much the same thing, don’t they?

    Yeah.

    DIE YT

  48. @anonymous

    One guy in a tie. Crewcuts were long gone, by 1971. Things changed a lot between, say, 1961, and 1971.

    • Replies: @TWS
  49. Anonymous[658] • Disclaimer says:
    @The Alarmist

    That was the collapse of steel and the economy of the late 1970s.

    Pittsburgh was backish by late 90s and has never been detroitized like Chicago finally has entered, baltimore, etc

  50. ‘One guy in a tie. Crewcuts were long gone, by 1971. Things changed a lot between, say, 1961, and 1971.’

    Things always change. I was reading Bruges la Morte — written in 1890 or something. The female character thinks a dress from ten years before looks ridiculous.

    The Japanese battleships that won the battle of Tsushima in 1904 would literally have been floating antiques by 1914. Etc, etc.

    It’s actually arguable that the pace of change is slowing down. Most of the bullshit we waste our time with today was at least in circulation by 1981. Would the debates America was involved in by 1866 have been even comprehensible to the America of 1826? The technology?

    A lack of familiarity perpetually imparts the illusion that nothing much was changing in the past. It was always changing. We just don’t understand the difference a windmill or a dike can make.

  51. @hhsiii

    PIT won the 1971 WS with their ace, P Steve Blass (who was white). Nelson Briles and 21 yr old rookie Bruce Kison won the other games for PIT. Briles and Kison were both white as well.

    • Replies: @hhsiii
  52. Do Clemente and Sanguillen qualify as “black?” But really, who cares, the current Buccos could use more of this kind of diversity — righties who can hit, and lefties who can hit. If they can put nine Al Olivers out there I won’t be complaining.

  53. @Technite78

    Yup, they all mean White Genocide.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  54. @PiltdownMan

    If you have lived through Pirate history since then, believe me the early 70s seem like those sepia tints from the 1870s

    • LOL: PiltdownMan
  55. Still watching sportsball, White Man?

  56. You want diversity? This season alone the Pirates have played a Hawaiian, a Korean and a Japanese, as well as a black guy who struck out 15 times in his first 20 at bats (before being sent down), and some other minority “utility” player who somehow struck out three times in the first three innings of a game.

    And while I don’t want to jinx things, their blistering 52 and 91 record puts them on a pace to add nearly \$60 to Steve’s next fund drive.

  57. Hhsiii says:
    @Callowman

    And Dave Giusti was the fireman.

  58. Rob says:
    @Anon

    Maybe in Mali, but Asians are honorary (what’s an antonym of honorary – it ain’t an honor from the woke) white people, or does that only apply to 2nd generation Asian-Americans, especially when they are the majority, like at Stuyvesant.

  59. Steve is right; diversity is just defined as blacks.

  60. @Henry's Cat

    I remember watching the ads in a cinema before the main feature and there was an ad about a charity which dealt with the ‘underprivileged’. It cut between Down syndrome kids and black kids and back again etc. This was in south London where about 30% of the audience was black. What does it feel like for blacks to know that white do-gooders view them as the same as Down syndrome people?

    • Replies: @Henry's Cat
    , @Bill Jones
  61. @epebble

    …the only regret I have was that I didn’t study Latin harder in school so I could converse with those people.

    They say that a firm grasp of Latin makes it easier to learn all the modern Romance languages than to learn any one of them without having studied it. Quayle was right.

    • Agree: Captain Tripps
    • Replies: @Mackerel Sky
    , @Jack D
  62. @PiltdownMan

    This picture reminds me of how God awful those old National League stadiums were. Dodger Stadium opened in 1962 and Olympic Stadium opened in 1976. For the most part, all of the stadiums that opened in between were the same:

    • Shea 1964
    • Atlanta 1965
    • Busch 1966
    • Riverfront, June 1970
    • Three Rivers, July 1970
    • Veterans 1971

    Even the Astrodome (1965) had a similar feel, except it had the roof. San Diego (1967) was more of a rounded square. It also had grass during its entire existence.

    These stadiums were so ill-purposed for either football or baseball that they are all gone at this point. Their shelf life was about 30 years, but when they opened they were all the rage.

  63. Wake up says:

    In today’s professional sports, there are more Blacks on the field/court than Blacks in attendance who actually paid for a ticket.

  64. @TelfoedJohn

    Charity is the grift that keeps on giving.

  65. @Reg Cæsar

    Maybe, but if ease of learning Romance languages is the goal, we shpuld just teach everyone Interlingua instead of Latin. Dispenses with much of the now largely irrelevant case system for a start.

  66. @TelfoedJohn

    What does it feel like for blacks to know that white do-gooders view them as the same as Down syndrome people?

    Progress?

  67. Jack D says:
    @ScarletNumber

    The 70s were a low point for American architecture. It was also a time when we were running out of money so these stadiums tended to be poorly and cheaply built.

    Nevertheless, they could have stood for much longer and they were not somehow magically bad for playing ANY sport – somehow unsuited to BOTH football and baseball. Rather, their destruction had more to do with changing fashion, with their lack of private suites and other amenities that are big money makers for the teams and with the ability of the sports teams to tap public dollars by threatening to leave town and demote your city to hick town status. After they built Camden Yards in Baltimore, EVERY team (that didn’t already have a historic field) needed a retro stadium and not one of those ugly 1970s places.

  68. @Reg Cæsar

    Thanks for posting the song. The movie (The Flim-Flam Man) was pretty good, too. George C. Scott had a real knack for comedy.

  69. @ScarletNumber

    The worst of those stadiums had the astro-turf covering the whole field except for the “sliding boxes” near the bases, and the circles around home plate and the pitcher’s mound. Aesthetically, it was brutal to watch, both in person and on TV. Luckily I grew up in Chicago and saw many games featuring real grass at “built-for-baseball” Wrigley Field and the old Comiskey Park.

    • Replies: @ScarletNumber
  70. LP5 says:

    Sunlight is a disinfectant.
    When someone pushes their Vitamin D, tell them to take a hike.
    I’ll see myself out.

    • Replies: @Muggles
  71. Anon 2 says:

    OT: Olivia Rodrigo, age 18, took home 3 MTV VMAs (Video
    Music Awards). The U.S. is becoming a Latin American country
    (although she is half Filipino). Blacks are fading. Protestants
    are fading.

  72. bruce county says:
    @PaceLaw

    Also, the search for evermore elastic euphemisms is exhausting, isn’t it? The retarded are now developmentally delayed, garbagemen are now sanitation engineers and secretaries are administrative professionals. Only in this warped reality can a man who cuts off his genitals and puts on lipstick can now be considered a “woman” by society. Sad.

    George Carlin lets loose on this topic. “EUPHEMISMS”.

    • Agree: PaceLaw
  73. @Muggles

    The last time I saw five white men on the floor at the same time for an NBA team was in the mid-1980s. I remember thinking at the time that I might never see such a phenomenon again. I’d bet good money that it hasn’t happened since the Boston Celtics of that era.

    The five were, IIRC, Walton, Bird, McHale, Ainge and (the hard one to get), career sixth man Jerry Sichting.

  74. Truth says:
    @James J O'Meara

    That would be one hell of a coincidence, because you know the white brown, red and yellow beans are all in chaoots to keep the black beans at the bottom of the jar.

    • Replies: @iDeplorable
  75. hhsiii says:
    @Yojimbo/Zatoichi

    And Dave Giusti out of the bullpen.

    I grew up a Mets fan, so I remember the Lumber Company Pirates well, although in 1971 I was a bit young.

    I clearly remember Clemente’s 300oths hit off of Jon Matlack. And Willie Stargell hitting a mammoth home run at Shea once when I was there. For some reason I always thought he hit 2 that day but nope, not according to Baseball Reference. Although I did see Jim Beauchamp hit 2 in a game for the Mets in 1972. Two of the 5 he hit all year.

  76. Jack D says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    The implication (I don’t know whether it was really true or not) was that Quayle thought that since these were so called Latin Americans that they were actually speaking Latin, not that he thought that knowing Latin would be useful for communicating with Spanish speakers.

    I’ve noticed though that (when you read the MSM) only Republican politicians are dumb, never Democrats. In real life, most of the ADOS blacks that I’ve met are as dumb as a box of rocks, but for some reason ADOS black politicians are never depicted that way in the MSM even when they do really dumb things like steal public funds in a way that guarantees that they will be caught later on.

    • Thanks: Johann Ricke
  77. @ScarletNumber

    I’ve been to three of those several times each, and Shea didn’t remind me of either of the others (Veterans and AFC).

    • Replies: @ScarletNumber
    , @Jack D
  78. @ScarletNumber

    One NL player said he never knew if he was playing in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, or St Louis. (That line weirdly parallels the map below.)

    These stadiums were so ill-purposed for either football or baseball that they are all gone at this point. Their shelf life was about 30 years, but when they opened they were all the rage.

    Which makes Kansas City’s profligate decision to build two adjacent stadiums quite economical in the long run.

    Even the Astrodome (1965) had a similar feel, except it had the roof.

    That was excusable as long as it was the only one. It provided contrast. The quiet and low scoring was a blessing to some of us; the extreme noise of the Metrodome was a curse. Olympic was a waste of the most unique city in the majors.

    [MORE]

  79. @Reg Cæsar

    One NL player said he never knew if he was playing in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, or St Louis.

    Let me guess. Dock Ellis?

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  80. @Rooster111

    Yup, they all mean White Genocide.

    “White gen0cide” dates from 1619. You could call it an American tradition.

  81. Muggles says:
    @LP5

    Sunlight is a disinfectant.
    When someone pushes their Vitamin D, tell them to take a hike.
    I’ll see myself out.

    Yes, sunlight is a disinfectant. Up to a point, for some things.

    It is good for you, but can also cause cancer (over time).

    Access to sunlight outdoors is climate and latitude dependent. Also, unless you are a nudist you won’t get very much. People are no longer hunter-gatherers, so they work and live indoors.

    Your ‘medical advice’ is worth what you charge for it. Many take Vit D because they don’t or can’t get enough naturally.

    Yes, see yourself out. Don’t forget the hat and sunglasses.

  82. @Jack D

    colored people, Negroes, African-Americans, Blacks,

    Easy there Jack, “colored people” is racist and offensive. The non-offensive term is “people that are colored”.

  83. @Truth

    the white brown, red and yellow beans are all in chaoots to keep the black beans at the bottom of the jar.

    They’re not in chaoots Truth, its just that the white brown, red, and yellow beans end up at the top of the jar because they’re trying to get away from the black beans and their violent crime.

  84. “Everybody is colored. Otherwise you couldn’t see them.”

    — Don Van Vliet, aka Captain Beefheart

  85. TWS says:
    @PiltdownMan

    No. There were still crew cuts in 71. Every so often one of the kids in class would get one and there was always a few in any auditorium.

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  86. @Ben tillman

    “I stand at the plate at the Vet in Philadelphia and I don’t honestly know whether I’m in Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, St. Louis or Philly. They all look alike.” —Richie Hebner

    Top Dock Ellis quote:

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  87. @Wolf Barney

    When I watch old football highlights of the Giants from the Bill Parcells era, the most jarring thing was the color of the AstroTurf. It is such an unnatural shade of green.

  88. @Ben tillman

    I think Shea didn’t strike the same chord with you for two reasons. First, the seats were a very bright orange. Second, the stadium was never completed. For those who don’t remember, there were very few seats between the foul poles. Therefore, the space was taken up by a picnic area in left, a large artificial batter’s eye in center, and a large scoreboard in right. Since baseball fans tend to face toward the outfield, all of this is in their memories. However, 75% of the park was the same as the others. In addition, it always had grass.

    The irony of Shea Stadium having an open outfield is that, because of baseball rules, it didn’t face Manhattan. Therefore, the view was of 126th Street and its chop shops.

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  89. @Reg Cæsar

    Yes, the 4 stadiums that Richie Hebner mentioned had AstroTurf for most of his career, with Busch installing it for 1970, unlike Shea and Atlanta. Of course, he is old enough that he played in the three predecessors to the other three stadiums.

    You are correct that Kansas City was smart to build two separate stadiums with one shared parking lot. As for Montreal, it was an opportunity wasted. They had to build the stadium to accommodate the Olympics after they were awarded in 1970 and it is tough to serve two masters. They ended up playing at Jarry Parc for 8 years waiting for the stadium to be built.

  90. @ScarletNumber

    “They ended up playing at Jarry Parc for 8 years waiting for the stadium to be built.”

    Jarry Parc, eh? lol, was their team mascot Pere Ubu?

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  91. @TWS

    True. Just a few, as I recall hazily, now. They had stopped being the American male norm by the mid sixties, though. But some older guys still had them, as you say, and they were still common among government and ex-military types in Washington DC.

  92. @ScarletNumber

    Oddly, Angelenos feel very fondly toward Dodger Stadium, the first modernist stadium. It’s not a dual sport stadium, though. Or perhaps, the first of a style that become popular tends to be the best one? Is Camden Yard still the best of the retro stadiums?

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  93. Jack D says:
    @Ben tillman

    Veteran’s Stadium:

    Shea:

    So far so good, but then you see:


    Shea was really 2/3 of an amphitheater. They never got around to building the back section.

    The stadia of this era were built kind of like concrete parking garages, but without the charm.

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  94. @The Alarmist

    My father used to joke, around Easter time, that he only liked the black jelly beans because nobody else would eat them.

    I suspect that he really just had a taste for licorice, and was utterly unaware that he was a genius at pointed sociological satire as performance art.

  95. @The Germ Theory of Disease

    Jarry Park: Merde.

    This, on the other hand, is truly great:

  96. Raches says:

    Once upon a time, in the most knowing sense, I knew the Associate Editrix of a magazine.  And once upon a time, the Editor-in-Chief sharply corrected her use of a stock photo of a black family to represent “an American family”.  Because:  The iconic all-American family needs diversity.

    (Raches pauses to contemplate the many levels of wrongness here.)

    It was an intellectual publication:  At least, its editorial staff knew the meaning of the word “diversity”. ®

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  97. Jack D says:
    @Raches

    Times have changed.

    Type American Family into google image search and see what you get:

    #1

    #5

    #13

    Didn’t Steve Martin make a movie about this?

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  98. Raches says:
    @Jack D

    The first image, which has “2019” in the URL, appears to be an Afro-Indian mixed couple.  The third image, “2013”, has a token G.I. Joe whitey-white man in the background; if the image is somehow related to your search term, then I guess that the white man must be there on a date.

    Anyway, none of these is from a really highbrow intellectual site.  And you forgot diversity!

    The #1 result that I get here:
    https://duckduckgo.com/?q=diverse+american+family&iax=images&ia=images

    Is this:

    https(://)blogs(.)extension(.)iastate(.)edu/scienceofparenting/files/2017/11/GettyImages-601154318.jpg

    Yes, the URL says “science of parenting”.  It is from a dot-edu “Science of Parenting” blog.  The article which embeds this image is actually about diversity of family structure; the racial diversity of the image is expected, or even required, as I said in my prior comment.  (When I say that my anecdote pertains to an intellectual magazine, I do not mean Salon, or even The Atlantic!)

    The Modern Family… are we doing okay?
    November 15, 2017
    Mackenzie Johnson

    We often tend to think of the “traditional American family” as being two married parents with 1.5 children, and the whole white picket fence thing. But actually we see that two-parent families have been declining over the last few years. We’re seeing changes in the size of modern families as well as the family structure. And actually, we are at a point where there really isn’t a definitive “normal” family structure anymore!

    Never forget:  To find the worst, you must go to .edu.

    My #3 result is from the Dreamstime stock photo site.  It is titled, “Happy diverse American family”:


    Caption on the Dreamstime stock photo webpage:  “A happy mixed race family walking together holding hands”.  Because:  Editorial staff are searching for such stock photos.

    Other highly-ranked results include lots of black families—plus two more very “diverse” family images, from sites that are preventing me from hotlink-embedding images here:

    The Diverse Faces of Multi-Racial Families – I’m Not the Nanny

    Multicultural Family Stock Photo – Download Image Now – iStock

    Yes, I cherry-picked #1 and #3; but so did you.  And my #2 result was only sort of unsuitable because it’s for the corporate “Diversity” page at American Family Insurance. ®

    Jabs a fork repeatedly into own eyeballs: Raches

  99. MC says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Yes, the lack of a football configuration in Dodger Stadium makes it much more aesthetically pleasing than places like the Vet in Philadelphia or Candlestick in SF. Plus the midcentury modern style suits LA really well in a way it wouldn’t suit Detroit.

    I haven’t been to all the new stadia, but I’ve been to Camden Yards and a few of its clones. The best of the bunch I think is PNC Park in Pittsburgh.

  100. @Reg Cæsar

    The LSD no-hitter is a great story. Hebner, of course, later had a couple good seasons for division-winning Phillies clubs.

  101. @Jack D

    I learned something. I only went for night games, so it wasn’t so obvious. Old and new :

  102. epebble says:

    Boston mayoral contest makes history

    BOSTON — After nearly 200 years of electing white men, Boston will finally elect a woman and a person of color as mayor.

    City Councilors Michelle Wu and Annissa Essaibi George are poised to face off in the city’s November general election, setting up a classic progressive vs. moderate clash in a contest that will test the limits of Boston’s liberalism.

    https://www.politico.com/news/2021/09/15/boston-mayoral-contest-511876

    Taiwanese-American vs. Polish-Tunisian-American. Not sure how Polish-Tunisian is PoC. I think in the new system Tunisians being MENA (2020 Census Check Box: Some Other Race) allows them to claim PoC.

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