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From the Washington Post opinion columnist:

Opinion: Democrats let Biden down. McAuliffe — and democracy — paid the price.

By Dana Milbank
Columnist

Yesterday at 12:47 a.m. EDT

Democrats: Wake up!

And for those who consider themselves lower-d democrats: This is your wake-up call, too.

Democrats in Congress had months to prove that they could legislate, to demonstrate that a government of the people, by the people and for the people could still function despite the creeping authoritarianism, the daily assaults on truth and the conspiracy-minded paranoia.

They let President Biden down. They let the country down. And on Tuesday night, Terry McAuliffe paid the price.

Virginia voters decided not to return him for a second nonconsecutive term as governor, instead electing Republican businessman Glenn Youngkin, who ran a Trump-inspired campaign of disinformation, conspiracy theories and race-baiting. It wasn’t terribly close. Republicans were leading the the lieutenant governor and attorney general races, too, and were within sight of a majority in the House of Delegates.

There’s no sugarcoating this loss for Democrats in a state Biden won by 10 percentage points a year ago.

… The Manchins and the Sinemas and the Jayapals, by making the perfect the enemy of the (very) good, have handed an advantage to an illiberal faction that is stoking White nationalism….

Youngkin’s victory confirms a depressing reality: Trumpism succeeds as a tactic even in the absence of Trump. Though Youngkin nominally distanced himself from Trump (he didn’t mention Trump often or attend events where Trump spoke on his behalf), he ran a classic MAGA campaign, raising racial fear and animus among White voters by scaring them about crime and the phantom menace of critical race theory.

“Critical race theory” is an extremely polite euphemism used by Republicans unwilling to denounce it for what it is: anti-white racist hate.

Actually, Democratic turnout was exceptionally high — but it was even higher on the Republican side.

In other words, this election was a triumph of participatory democracy.

… Democrats, you are running out of time to save democracy.

Oh, but I forgot, what the word “democracy” actually means in the Washington Post is: When the Democrats win.

 
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  1. Yeah, and all that bitterness for a guy who’s not a whole lot less of a lefty destroyer anyway. You really gotta wonder if they know this, but are just writing this crap to make Conservatives feel complacent.

    That is a really good and obvious line (OK, NOW it is!), Steve. However, it goes back to the roots of the party names I guess. The Republicans may have believed more in the original idea of a Constitutional Republic over the years. (That would not include one of the founding members, the anything-but-Constitutional Abe Lincoln.)

    Since the middle 1990’s after the Contract with America was put in the shredder, they’ve been just 2 squads of the same party, squabbling over little details.

    • Agree: mc23, Jim Christian
    • Replies: @Abolish_public_education
    @Achmed E. Newman

    It looks like Colorado really came through, albeit by the skin of voters' teeth, in opposition to school bonds/taxes (and the raising of local TABOR spending limits).

  2. I’m pleased Youngkin won but he’s still a uniparty shill, opposing Confederate monuments.

    • Agree: Mr. Anon
    • Replies: @ScarletNumber
    @Sick of Orcs

    The Civil War was 155 years ago. If you want to win elections you have to move on.

    Replies: @Citizen of a Silly Country, @Bill, @Jim Bob Lassiter, @beavertales, @Art Deco, @Patrick in SC, @Sick of Orcs, @SunBakedSuburb, @Achmed E. Newman, @bomag, @Wade Hampton

    , @Sean
    @Sick of Orcs

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeGBpTFZhh4

    That he had been offered command of the Union forces is something Lee never told Jefferson Davis. Had that offer been accepted the Civil War would have been over in short order. Anyway, Robert E. Lee opposed Confederate monuments.

    Replies: @Sick of Orcs, @Anonymous

    , @James Forrestal
    @Sick of Orcs

    Yeah, best case he'll cut back slightly on the worst excesses of mandatory indoctrination with anti-White hate propaganda in schools, but even that's unlikely. Harvard Business School, McKinsey, Carlyle Group, has a history of campaign donations to Jeb Bush, Susan Collins, Rob Portman, Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan...

    And of course, he's strongly committed to promoting toxic semitism.

  3. How long until WaPo has an editorial titled “Only True Human Beings Should Be Able To Vote”?

    • LOL: Old Prude
    • Replies: @Tiny Duck
    @Redneck farmer

    The election shows white "people" lack empathy and are selfish

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/11/02/reading-beloved-high-school-glenn-youngkin-virginia-election/?utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=wp_opinions&utm_source=twitter

    Americans are being duped into grievances over non-existent problems and conspiracies? Russian bots are helping whip up these ghost-like non-existent problems and conspiracies!

    So called critical race theory is not being taught but it is good thing that the nations children are being told the truth

    Replies: @duncsbaby, @TWS

    , @Rob McX
    @Redneck farmer

    It won't be long before the GOP will be negotiating some kind of "three fifths of a man" compromise for whites.

    , @sszorin
    @Redneck farmer

    You have to understand that propagandists of, and working for, the planetary "intellectual elite" do not think that anybody, aside from members of their own crowd, should have the real right to vote.
    This "Dana Milbank" is one of the elite class that not long ago run the ideology and propaganda departments of communist parties of communist-socialist states of Central and East Europe.
    The only "right to vote" in those former communist states was the right to vote the right way.
    There was only one party to choose to vote for, to ensure that in each election the common people could vote only the right way.
    Dana Milbank is a Jew and thus he is a member of "the spiritual and intellectual elite of our planet".
    It is his right and prerogative to tell you what you are allowed to think and what you have to do.
    It is his right and prerogative to, first, argue for, and then, to try to enforce the agenda of social and cultural "progress". This naturally inv0lves the elimination of competing ideologies and parties and their supporters.
    When the push comes to shove, and when those who are chosen to lead mankind have the machinery of state fully in their hands, then the elimination becomes physical.
    There are examples from history to illustrate the point.

  4. Well, at least it’s an honest and heartfelt take from Milbank. Whenever you see someone on the left screeching about protecting “our democracy” they mean the only legitimate outcome is Democratic control.

    Just watched a clip from CNN where Dana Milbank was discussing the win and although her analysis for Youngkin’s win appeared pretty accurate, her stone-faced expression was revealing, if not surprising.

    • Replies: @Jim Bob Lassiter
    @Arclight

    "Just watched a clip from CNN where Dana Milbank was discussing the win and although her analysis for Youngkin’s win appeared pretty accurate, her stone-faced expression was revealing, if not surprising."


    Could Dana Milbank even analyze a glucometer reading? You don't have to answer that, but I'd say she's just a professional stone-face out of many that the TV newz keeps hanging in its prop closets.

    Some "Hidden Figure" did the real analysis.

    , @Rouetheday
    @Arclight

    'her'...? Could you be confusing Dana Bash, a female on CNN, with Dana Milbank, a male WP columnist? Or did Milbank go tranny without me hearing about it?

    , @Alec Leamas (hard at work)
    @Arclight

    The Democrats ran a non-campaign in 2020, keeping Biden and his running mate away from the public while having their flying monkeys in the Press attack Trump by politicizing COVID-19 while Trump was simultaneously being sabotaged from within the executive branch by the likes of Fauci and Birx. Somehow, the Press managed to transmute a series of nationwide violent riots ostensibly about police killing black men into riots against the President with the implicit and later explicit threat that they'd continue burning American cities until Trump was removed from office.

    The argument for Biden's election was a return to normalcy by way of an end to COVID-19 and a tamping down of the racial strife in the person of a supposed long-term moderate. He wasn't expected or elected to do much other than turn the clock back to simpler times.

    But they can't hide Biden so well anymore, and it seems to many that the government now in the hands of the left wants to make COVID-19 abnormality a permanent feature of American life, while Americans continue to be bombarded as white supremacists from every institution both governmental and private for holding conventional attitudes and opinions. The President is an evident invalid no longer in control of his formerly modest mental faculties, and the executive branch is run by a cabal of puppeteers none of whom Americans would vote for if they stood for election.

    The bait-and-switch has been exposed, the left can now foresee a series of electoral wipeouts on the near horizon, and the coming losses have them shaking for what it portends. These reactions are the outward expression of real fear - they're constitutionally incapable of introspection and self-criticism, so the only way that they can process being rejected by the American people is by processing facts within a limited worldview of racism and GOP skullduggery.

    , @Ripple Earthdevil
    @Arclight

    Dana Milbank is a man. You must be thinking of one of the female Dana pundits: Perino, Bash or Loesch, I can't keep them straight.

    , @Mark Spahn (West Seneca, NY)
    @Arclight

    "Just watched a clip from CNN where Dana Milbank was discussing the win and although her analysis for Youngkin’s win appeared pretty accurate, her stone-faced expression was revealing, if not surprising."

    Has https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dana_Milbank gone trans? I'd like to view that CNN clip.

    , @William Badwhite
    @Arclight


    Just watched a clip from CNN where Dana Milbank ...her stone-faced expression was revealing, if not surprising.
     
    You may not have been watching very closely. Dana Milbank is a man person who was technically born male.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    , @SMK
    @Arclight

    "Creeping authoritarianism," "daily assaults on the truth," "conspiracy-minded paranoia," Talk about " projection"! Is Milbank (who is a man) evil or insane? Everything he says in his screed is a lie or delusion. His conception and vision of "democracy" is a left-wing, one-party dictatorship, totalitarian control of all areas of life by leftists and democrats.

    , @kaganovitch
    @Arclight

    Just watched a clip from CNN where Dana Milbank was discussing the win and although her analysis for Youngkin’s win appeared pretty accurate, her stone-faced expression was revealing, if not surprising.
    I hear transitioning is all the rage with teenage girls these days, so I'm not surprised.

    , @Ron Mexico
    @Arclight

    " her analysis"... She's a man, baby!

  5. Youngkin, who ran a Trump-inspired campaign of disinformation, conspiracy theories and race-baiting.

    Petitio principii.

    Oh, but I forgot, what the word “democracy” actually means

    Actually, in the context of Leftard agitprop, it has no meaning at all. They use the word because YOU care, not because they care. They don’t. Democracy is a Leftard dog whistle.

    The Republicans may have believed more in the original idea of a Constitutional Republic over the years. (That would not include one of the founding members, the anything-but-Constitutional Abe Lincoln.)

    This it true. The South seceded because the Republicans wanted to significantly expand government, and the South didn’t want to pay for it (the South was paying for the federal government). See: Morrill Tariff.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Gamecock


    The South seceded because the Republicans wanted to significantly expand government, and the South didn’t want to pay for it (the South was paying for the federal government). See: Morrill Tariff.
     
    They only had to pay the tariff on foreign gewgaws. Everything they needed they could have built themselves. Were they capable and diligent individuals.

    Pennsylvania, Indiana, and Iowa had nothing the South didn't. Massachusetts had even less. Maybe if Massa didn't have to feed all those lazy black bums...

    Lame excuse alert.

  6. “…making the perfect the enemy of the *(very)* good…”

    LOL. What a bought-and-paid-for hack.

  7. @Arclight
    Well, at least it's an honest and heartfelt take from Milbank. Whenever you see someone on the left screeching about protecting "our democracy" they mean the only legitimate outcome is Democratic control.

    Just watched a clip from CNN where Dana Milbank was discussing the win and although her analysis for Youngkin's win appeared pretty accurate, her stone-faced expression was revealing, if not surprising.

    Replies: @Jim Bob Lassiter, @Rouetheday, @Alec Leamas (hard at work), @Ripple Earthdevil, @Mark Spahn (West Seneca, NY), @William Badwhite, @SMK, @kaganovitch, @Ron Mexico

    “Just watched a clip from CNN where Dana Milbank was discussing the win and although her analysis for Youngkin’s win appeared pretty accurate, her stone-faced expression was revealing, if not surprising.”

    Could Dana Milbank even analyze a glucometer reading? You don’t have to answer that, but I’d say she’s just a professional stone-face out of many that the TV newz keeps hanging in its prop closets.

    Some “Hidden Figure” did the real analysis.

  8. Democracy means you broke, dead, your kids raped and brainwashed and the nyt laughing about it.

  9. @Sick of Orcs
    I'm pleased Youngkin won but he's still a uniparty shill, opposing Confederate monuments.

    Replies: @ScarletNumber, @Sean, @James Forrestal

    The Civil War was 155 years ago. If you want to win elections you have to move on.

    • Replies: @Citizen of a Silly Country
    @ScarletNumber

    If you think tearing down the monuments has anything to do with the Civil War, you're a fool.

    It's about hated of current whites and the destruction of our past so that we won't have a future for our people.

    Replies: @GeneralRipper, @James Forrestal

    , @Bill
    @ScarletNumber

    An excellent argument for not wanting to win elections.

    , @Jim Bob Lassiter
    @ScarletNumber

    Exactly Scarlett-- just ignore the monument, go in the court house, get your business done and go on about the rest of your business.

    , @beavertales
    @ScarletNumber

    "The Civil War was 155 years ago. If you want to win elections you have to move on."

    The monuments were part of Reconciliation, 'moving on' by reverently honoring the dead of both sides.

    Desecrating statues isn't moving on, it's stoking a new civil war by ripping open wounds.

    Replies: @Joseph Doaks

    , @Art Deco
    @ScarletNumber

    The Civil War is over, but the impulse to honor our ancestors is not. Neither is the impulse to dishonor them. The people who cleared the land, made it productive, dotted it with cities chock-a-block with commerce and industry, and composed and constructed its governing institutions merit remembrance. Especially when they watered that land with their blood. The current ruling class is not fit to shine Gen. Lee's shoes.

    Replies: @SunBakedSuburb, @Jim Don Bob, @Old Prude, @0

    , @Patrick in SC
    @ScarletNumber


    The Civil War was 155 years ago
     
    That's big reason to leave the statues alone: Get over it and move on.
    , @Sick of Orcs
    @ScarletNumber


    The Civil War was 155 years ago. If you want to win elections you have to move on.
     
    Not if it means erasing one's heritage. As predicted, shitlib morlocks are now trying to erase the Founders.

    The irony of your comment is we're on the brink of another civil war. Red States operate on a entirely different set of values than blue.
    , @SunBakedSuburb
    @ScarletNumber

    "If you want to win elections you have to move on."

    Or he can build a little shrine to his Confederate idols in his closet if Steve isn't using it for an office. Virginia is a minor respite in what will be a long slog against a powerful force determined to impose a dark existence upon the normal folks. Coalitions need to be built; that means putting aside historical grievances.

    , @Achmed E. Newman
    @ScarletNumber

    Scarlet Number, I've got someone from the HR department of the 1967 Chinese Red Guards on the line right now. She says "she could really use a guy like you, Joel." Write back quick, because I'll be damned if I want to keep on paying for roaming for these people.

    , @bomag
    @ScarletNumber

    It won't help in winning elections and the other side is plenty happy to step in and cram their shitty history down our throats in place of what we are retreating from.

    , @Wade Hampton
    @ScarletNumber

    The Civil War never ended. The Northeast continues to try to destroy the rest of the country. Antifa is today's replacement for John Brown and the Abolitionists.

    See below for more details.



    From Timothy Duskin in the Abbeville Institute:


    "...the true reason for the differences between the North and the South which led to that war was stated by James Henley Thornwell (1812-1862). He was the President of Columbia Theological Seminary in Columbia, South Carolina, founder of the Southern Presbyterian Review, and editor of the Southern Quarterly Review. This is what he said in the Southern Literary Messenger for July 1851:

    “The parties in this conflict are not merely Abolitionists and Slaveholders; they are Atheists, Socialists, Communists, Red Republicans, Jacobins on the one side, and the friends of order and regulated freedom on the other. In one word, the world is the battle ground, Christianity and Atheism the combatants, and the progress of humanity the stake. One party seems to regard society, with all its complicated interests, its divisions and subdivisions, as the machinery of man, which, as it has been invented and arranged by his ingenuity and skill, may be taken to pieces, reconstructed, altered or repaired, as experience shall indicate defects or confusion in the original plan. The other party beholds in it the ordinance of God; and contemplates ‘this little scene of human life’ as placed in the middle of a scheme, whose beginnings must be traced to the unfathomable depths of the past, and whose development and completion must be sought in the still more unfathomable depths of the future – a scheme, as Butler expresses it, ‘not fixed, but progressive, in every way incomprehensible;’ in which, consequently, irregularity is the confession of our ignorance, disorder the proof of our blindness, and with which it is as awful temerity to tamper as to sport with the name of God.”
     

     

    Replies: @S. Anonyia, @Reg Cæsar

  10. Ts, ts, ts…. WaPo is not paying attention to the wisdom of “Tropic Thunder”..

  11. @ScarletNumber
    @Sick of Orcs

    The Civil War was 155 years ago. If you want to win elections you have to move on.

    Replies: @Citizen of a Silly Country, @Bill, @Jim Bob Lassiter, @beavertales, @Art Deco, @Patrick in SC, @Sick of Orcs, @SunBakedSuburb, @Achmed E. Newman, @bomag, @Wade Hampton

    If you think tearing down the monuments has anything to do with the Civil War, you’re a fool.

    It’s about hated of current whites and the destruction of our past so that we won’t have a future for our people.

    • Replies: @GeneralRipper
    @Citizen of a Silly Country


    If you think tearing down the monuments has anything to do with the Civil War, you’re a fool.

    It’s about hated of current whites and the destruction of our past so that we won’t have a future for our people.
     
    Bravo.

    Also, I would have to say the people who are intent on tearing down monuments and desecrating graves are the ones who can't seem to "move on".
    , @James Forrestal
    @Citizen of a Silly Country

    How about:

    "The Holycost was more than 75 years ago -- in another country, halfway around the world. Not at all relevant to modern Americans in the current year. We're stepping over that -- it's time to heal and move on."

    Just that simple statement, without any encitement to mass vandalism attacks on Holycost museums (like the tribally-promoted attacks on White statues) would result in a whole lot of semitic shrieking.

  12. The non-crazy would do well to analyze the Virginia voters who voted Biden one year ago and Youngkin yesterday. The moral of the story tends to be in the margins and differentials. I predict that those people will be heavily white or adjacent suburban soccer moms and white women public school teachers.

    • Replies: @Thea
    @countenance

    Absolutely
    Has black turnout been analyzed yet? Boys in girls bathrooms is not exactly an issue they enthusiastically support.

    , @Barnard
    @countenance

    According to the exit poll the Washington Post has posted. "How much say should parents have in what their child’s school teaches?" The most common answer was "A lot" with 51% of voters. Those voters broke for Youngkin 76-23%. Education was listed second among issues voters were concerned about and those who chose it broke for Youngkin 55-44% that has to be unprecedented.

    , @Wokechoke
    @countenance

    It’s tempting to expect there’s a racial intersection with the Transsexual Rapist in Loudoun. Entire case screams that it was a POC.

    , @Bridgeport_IPA
    @countenance

    Hispanics broke for Youngkin at nearly the same ratio as whites. There's more in the margins who reject CRT, mandates, et. al.

  13. @Arclight
    Well, at least it's an honest and heartfelt take from Milbank. Whenever you see someone on the left screeching about protecting "our democracy" they mean the only legitimate outcome is Democratic control.

    Just watched a clip from CNN where Dana Milbank was discussing the win and although her analysis for Youngkin's win appeared pretty accurate, her stone-faced expression was revealing, if not surprising.

    Replies: @Jim Bob Lassiter, @Rouetheday, @Alec Leamas (hard at work), @Ripple Earthdevil, @Mark Spahn (West Seneca, NY), @William Badwhite, @SMK, @kaganovitch, @Ron Mexico

    ‘her’…? Could you be confusing Dana Bash, a female on CNN, with Dana Milbank, a male WP columnist? Or did Milbank go tranny without me hearing about it?

  14. This election is a good example of the dictum that all politics are local.

  15. The Manchins and the Sinemas and the Jayapals, by making the perfect the enemy of the (very) good, have handed an advantage to an illiberal faction that is stoking White nationalism

    I bet if he was a Virginia resident Joe Manchin would have voted for Youngkin or left his ballot blank. While I don’t like or respect the guy, it is easy to see why he gets so frustrated with the elite left. They don’t even pretend to listen to him. He isn’t trying for a perfect bill or even a very good one. Bezos should really raise the standard for having a column at the Washington Post. Any one of their nutty subscribers could do at least as well as this.

  16. @ScarletNumber
    @Sick of Orcs

    The Civil War was 155 years ago. If you want to win elections you have to move on.

    Replies: @Citizen of a Silly Country, @Bill, @Jim Bob Lassiter, @beavertales, @Art Deco, @Patrick in SC, @Sick of Orcs, @SunBakedSuburb, @Achmed E. Newman, @bomag, @Wade Hampton

    An excellent argument for not wanting to win elections.

  17. Oh, but I forgot, what the word “democracy” actually means in the Washington Post is: When the Democrats win.

    Yes, the Inner Party is really, really mean to the Outer Party. It’s unjust! Better go vote for the Outer Party then.

  18. @countenance
    The non-crazy would do well to analyze the Virginia voters who voted Biden one year ago and Youngkin yesterday. The moral of the story tends to be in the margins and differentials. I predict that those people will be heavily white or adjacent suburban soccer moms and white women public school teachers.

    Replies: @Thea, @Barnard, @Wokechoke, @Bridgeport_IPA

    Absolutely
    Has black turnout been analyzed yet? Boys in girls bathrooms is not exactly an issue they enthusiastically support.

  19. @ScarletNumber
    @Sick of Orcs

    The Civil War was 155 years ago. If you want to win elections you have to move on.

    Replies: @Citizen of a Silly Country, @Bill, @Jim Bob Lassiter, @beavertales, @Art Deco, @Patrick in SC, @Sick of Orcs, @SunBakedSuburb, @Achmed E. Newman, @bomag, @Wade Hampton

    Exactly Scarlett– just ignore the monument, go in the court house, get your business done and go on about the rest of your business.

  20. voted Biden one year ago and Youngkin yesterday

    That may not be a big number of voters. Turnout in 2020 was over 4.3 million, about 3.3 million yesterday last I saw. Trump (1.96 mil) outpolled Youngkin by several hundred thou.

  21. Critical Race Theory doesn’t exist just like voter fraud doesn’t exist.

  22. So lesson here for the normie Cons is, see you can win, all you have to do is vote harder.

    The lesson here for the Demo filth is see, you can lose, all you have to do is print harder.

  23. Remember, when the Washington Post says “Democracy Dies in Darkness“, it’s not a warning, it’s their goal.

  24. @countenance
    The non-crazy would do well to analyze the Virginia voters who voted Biden one year ago and Youngkin yesterday. The moral of the story tends to be in the margins and differentials. I predict that those people will be heavily white or adjacent suburban soccer moms and white women public school teachers.

    Replies: @Thea, @Barnard, @Wokechoke, @Bridgeport_IPA

    According to the exit poll the Washington Post has posted. “How much say should parents have in what their child’s school teaches?” The most common answer was “A lot” with 51% of voters. Those voters broke for Youngkin 76-23%. Education was listed second among issues voters were concerned about and those who chose it broke for Youngkin 55-44% that has to be unprecedented.

  25. @ScarletNumber
    @Sick of Orcs

    The Civil War was 155 years ago. If you want to win elections you have to move on.

    Replies: @Citizen of a Silly Country, @Bill, @Jim Bob Lassiter, @beavertales, @Art Deco, @Patrick in SC, @Sick of Orcs, @SunBakedSuburb, @Achmed E. Newman, @bomag, @Wade Hampton

    “The Civil War was 155 years ago. If you want to win elections you have to move on.”

    The monuments were part of Reconciliation, ‘moving on’ by reverently honoring the dead of both sides.

    Desecrating statues isn’t moving on, it’s stoking a new civil war by ripping open wounds.

    • Agree: NickG, Joseph Doaks
    • Replies: @Joseph Doaks
    @beavertales

    "The monuments were part of Reconciliation, ‘moving on’ by reverently honoring the dead of both sides.

    Desecrating statues isn’t moving on, it’s stoking a new civil war by ripping open wounds."

    This is exactly what's going on, and it should be crystal clear to all patriotic Americans --- but it's not because way too many Americans are thoughtless and apathetic.

  26. @ScarletNumber
    @Sick of Orcs

    The Civil War was 155 years ago. If you want to win elections you have to move on.

    Replies: @Citizen of a Silly Country, @Bill, @Jim Bob Lassiter, @beavertales, @Art Deco, @Patrick in SC, @Sick of Orcs, @SunBakedSuburb, @Achmed E. Newman, @bomag, @Wade Hampton

    The Civil War is over, but the impulse to honor our ancestors is not. Neither is the impulse to dishonor them. The people who cleared the land, made it productive, dotted it with cities chock-a-block with commerce and industry, and composed and constructed its governing institutions merit remembrance. Especially when they watered that land with their blood. The current ruling class is not fit to shine Gen. Lee’s shoes.

    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
    @Art Deco

    "The current ruling class is not fit to shine Gen. Lee's shoes"

    No doubt true in terms of character. But still, quite the hissy fit from you -- Roddy McDowall's pet photographer.

    , @Jim Don Bob
    @Art Deco


    The current ruling class is not fit to shine Gen. Lee’s shoes.
     
    The current ruling class is not fit to lick the s**t off Gen. Lee’s boots.

    FIFY.
    , @Old Prude
    @Art Deco

    Agree. Taking down the statues has nothing to do with the Civil War and everything to do with the Cold Civil War (ht Derb): Sticking it to the bad whites by desecrating their culture and dishonoring their ancestors.

    I'm not a Southern boy, but to borrow a phrase from another commenter (on a much earlier post): "Robert E. Lee sh*t better men than our ruling class". In fact all those Confederate generals did.

    , @0
    @Art Deco

    Yeah lets honor “our ancestors”, the very people who ruined our country because they just had to have slaves. Not my ancestors. What are we, Chinese? These ancestors don’t deserve veneration. Move on and get a life.

    “Shine Gen. Lee’s shoes”

    How old are you? 100? What the hell.

  27. OT,

    Yet again more Plaques for Blacks in Frankistan.

  28. Democrats in Congress had months to prove that they could legislate, to demonstrate that a government of the people, by the people and for the people could still function despite the creeping authoritarianism, the daily assaults on truth and the conspiracy-minded paranoia.

    Written on behalf of a regime that imposed vaccine mandates (creeping authoritarianism), ignores the waning efficacy of vaccines, the reality of natural immunity, and the blatant corruption of the President’s son and his influencing peddling racket (assault on truth) and insinuates that a large fraction of the citizenry are “terrorists” (conspiracy-minded paranoia).

  29. @Arclight
    Well, at least it's an honest and heartfelt take from Milbank. Whenever you see someone on the left screeching about protecting "our democracy" they mean the only legitimate outcome is Democratic control.

    Just watched a clip from CNN where Dana Milbank was discussing the win and although her analysis for Youngkin's win appeared pretty accurate, her stone-faced expression was revealing, if not surprising.

    Replies: @Jim Bob Lassiter, @Rouetheday, @Alec Leamas (hard at work), @Ripple Earthdevil, @Mark Spahn (West Seneca, NY), @William Badwhite, @SMK, @kaganovitch, @Ron Mexico

    The Democrats ran a non-campaign in 2020, keeping Biden and his running mate away from the public while having their flying monkeys in the Press attack Trump by politicizing COVID-19 while Trump was simultaneously being sabotaged from within the executive branch by the likes of Fauci and Birx. Somehow, the Press managed to transmute a series of nationwide violent riots ostensibly about police killing black men into riots against the President with the implicit and later explicit threat that they’d continue burning American cities until Trump was removed from office.

    The argument for Biden’s election was a return to normalcy by way of an end to COVID-19 and a tamping down of the racial strife in the person of a supposed long-term moderate. He wasn’t expected or elected to do much other than turn the clock back to simpler times.

    But they can’t hide Biden so well anymore, and it seems to many that the government now in the hands of the left wants to make COVID-19 abnormality a permanent feature of American life, while Americans continue to be bombarded as white supremacists from every institution both governmental and private for holding conventional attitudes and opinions. The President is an evident invalid no longer in control of his formerly modest mental faculties, and the executive branch is run by a cabal of puppeteers none of whom Americans would vote for if they stood for election.

    The bait-and-switch has been exposed, the left can now foresee a series of electoral wipeouts on the near horizon, and the coming losses have them shaking for what it portends. These reactions are the outward expression of real fear – they’re constitutionally incapable of introspection and self-criticism, so the only way that they can process being rejected by the American people is by processing facts within a limited worldview of racism and GOP skullduggery.

    • Thanks: Captain Tripps
  30. Well, at least it’s an honest and heartfelt take from Milbank. Whenever you see someone on the left screeching about protecting “our democracy” they mean the only legitimate outcome is Democratic control.

    The mistake normieCons make when they read/hear the likes of Milbank is that they are included in “our”.

    Milbank is under no illusion that “them” is “us”.

  31. “Critical race theory” is an extremely polite euphemism used by Republicans unwilling to denounce it for what it is: anti-white racist hate.

    I just copy-pasted that so I could Agree. [Edit: But I used ’em up. Agree!]

  32. Steve,

    Chances are the transsexual Rapist of Loudoun county wasn’t white. Only 42% of the kids in the county system are white. 25% asian, 20% Hispanic 7% black. Couple that with the boy being 14 at the time of the rape, you’ve got a highly probable racial intersection. The girl’s dad for reasons unknown denied he was a racist on the Laura Ingraham show. Why did he say anything about race? Big tell about what occurred. Juvenile legal system strikes again. Explains how easily and shamelessly the boy was transferred to another skoo to predate again.

    • Replies: @hooodathunkit
    @Wokechoke

    Local enough to me I know most of the details. Father of the girl victim was called a racist and a liar to get him (more) riled up so they could arrest him for disturbance. The rape itself became complicated that she'd had sex with guy before. The boy and his mother certainly look white. This incident he's charged with "two counts of forcible sodomy, one count of anal sodomy, and one count of forcible fellatio. [in that order, then he beat the h*ll out of her] He is awaiting trial on the second assault."

    Interview indicates the woman is unmoored; photo of mom here: Neck amulets indicate reverance for sacred diversity and inclusion, rainbow face diaper, peace symbol earrings, rainbow 'LoVe Wins' button, healing crystal on necklace, 'Hate is not a family value!' button, 'Counselors not Cops' button, Black Lives Matter shirt, sleeveless to show astrological tats. Raises son to be a sexual predator.
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10156749/Mother-skirt-wearing-teen-raped-female-classmate-says-identifies-male.html

    Photo (de-IDed) here: https://4w.pub/mother-of-skirt-wearing-loudoun-rapist/
    Includes the defense: "he was intending for vaginal and it ended up for 10 seconds as anal."

    No matter what any pundit claims, this and similar incidents across Virginia, along with CRT indoctrination were the #1 through #4 issues for parents. The state went for Hillary 20 points and Biden for over 10. It took this fire to get a 51-49 reversal, and I doubt it'll keep.

  33. … a government of half the people, by half the people and for half the people…

    There. Fixed it for you, Dana.

  34. @countenance
    The non-crazy would do well to analyze the Virginia voters who voted Biden one year ago and Youngkin yesterday. The moral of the story tends to be in the margins and differentials. I predict that those people will be heavily white or adjacent suburban soccer moms and white women public school teachers.

    Replies: @Thea, @Barnard, @Wokechoke, @Bridgeport_IPA

    It’s tempting to expect there’s a racial intersection with the Transsexual Rapist in Loudoun. Entire case screams that it was a POC.

  35. Reminds me of Brexit.

    The British Deep State/political establishment spent a good five years straining every effort to repudiate and renege upon a ‘democratic’ vote which the same establishment solemnly promised to honor.

    An act of blatant perfidy scarcely seen the likes of in UK political history.

    • Agree: Sam Malone
  36. Anon[606] • Disclaimer says:

    Very odd numbers:

    McAwful won 1,610,000 votes, and Biden won 2,413,000 votes in Virginia less than a year ago. Youngkin won 1,677,00 votes, and Trump won 1,962,000 votes in Virginia less than a year ago.

    Hillary Clinton won 1,981,000 votes in 2016, and won Virginia in that year.

    Obama won 1,971,000 votes in 2012, and 1,959,000 in 2008. Trump came within 10,000 votes of Obama’s total in 2020, yet still lost to Biden by around 440,000 votes.

    Let me repeat that:

    Obama, 1,959,000 and 1,971,000
    Clinton 1,971,000
    Biden 2,413,000

    If you really think chucklehead Biden won more than 450,000 votes than Clinton or Obama, in fact more votes than in the history of any Virginia presidential election, you’ve got to be kidding yourself. It’s quite clear that Biden cheated in Virginia.

    Now, Youngkin polled 300,000 votes fewer than Trump did. This could be the usual lower midterm turnout effect. But McAwful polled 800,000 fewer votes than Biden did. That’s massive.

    But in 2013, McAwful won 1,069,000 votes. He actually increased his vote total in 2021 by around 540,000 votes compared to the last time he ran for office.

    Population of Virginia in 2010 census, 7,952,000. Population of Virginia in 2020 census, 8,631,000.

    That’s an increase of 680,000 citizens, including those too young to vote. Yeah, McAwful could have increased his votes between 2013 (1,069,000) and 2021 (1,610,000) if darned near every one of Virginia’s new voters voted for McAwful.

    Frankly, it looks like not only Biden cheated big in Virginia, McAwful cheated big in 2021 and still lost.

  37. @Sick of Orcs
    I'm pleased Youngkin won but he's still a uniparty shill, opposing Confederate monuments.

    Replies: @ScarletNumber, @Sean, @James Forrestal

    That he had been offered command of the Union forces is something Lee never told Jefferson Davis. Had that offer been accepted the Civil War would have been over in short order. Anyway, Robert E. Lee opposed Confederate monuments.

    • Replies: @Sick of Orcs
    @Sean

    Lincoln made the war about slavery but slavery was already on the way out (Lincoln also famously stated if he had to he'd keep slavery to keep the Union.)

    All Americans now live in the shadow of an oppressive, evil federal leviathan.

    The South was right.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    , @Anonymous
    @Sean

    Who is the fat Scotsman?

  38. The worst example of democracy yesterday was in New Mexico. Up and down the state, including the red region around White Sands, school bond/tax measures won by large margins. The biggest prize was the Albuquerque Municipal School District’s \$630M whopper.

    • \$200M GO bond. YES 69:31
    • \$430M property tax. YES 52:48

  39. I was wrong about the outcome.
    Does anyone know if vote harvesting is still illegal in Virginia? Here in Sunny Cal it has been legalized and Democratic campaign workers would have been able to deliver to the polling stations as many boxes of ballots as they needed.

  40. Democrats in Congress had months to prove that they could legislate, to demonstrate that a government of the people, by the people and for the people could still functionm,despite the creeping authoritarianism the daily assaults on truth and the conspiracy-minded paranoia.

    This guy may have gone to Yale and I didn’t, and he may be a Washington Post columnist and I’m not, but I feel pretty confident in saying this guy is just dumb, dumb, dumb.

    Like Steve, I did high school debate, both policy and Lincoln Douglas, and one of the skills debaters are either born with or acquire through reflection and practice is that before you issue your riposte to your opponent, you think through potential counter-arguments to your point, and either modify your point accordingly or issue qualifications to your position so as to pre-empt the impact of your opponents counter argument.

    This guy: “There’s like, creeping authoritarianism because of Republicans.” Presumably he means how the Republicans who dominate Big Tech and the media are censoring everyone on the internet and on college campuses, and rounding up people who attend leftist protests? My God, on what planet has this guy been living?

    And then there’s the “Muh Democracy” bit: Democrats losing in an election is lethal to democracy. So presumably he wants no more elections so democracy will no longer be at risk.

    Dumb, dumb, dumb.

    • Replies: @Moses
    @Patrick in SC


    Dumb, dumb, dumb.
     
    Not dumb. He knows exactly what he’s doing.
  41. @ScarletNumber
    @Sick of Orcs

    The Civil War was 155 years ago. If you want to win elections you have to move on.

    Replies: @Citizen of a Silly Country, @Bill, @Jim Bob Lassiter, @beavertales, @Art Deco, @Patrick in SC, @Sick of Orcs, @SunBakedSuburb, @Achmed E. Newman, @bomag, @Wade Hampton

    The Civil War was 155 years ago

    That’s big reason to leave the statues alone: Get over it and move on.

    • Agree: TWS
  42. It’s important to note that the GOP won this race entirely because of those dread “social” issues that Dems mock and even some Republicans say we should soft peddle. They won because it was the only meaningful way to counter the Critical Race Garbage as well as Covid tyranny shoved down everyone’s throat.

    I don’t think it was won because Virginia voters flocked to a GOP investment banker. But as always, look for the GOP to misinterpret the results.

    • Agree: Je Suis Omar Mateen
  43. If there’s a Pultizer Prize for the most hot air in a single column, this would be the winner running away.

    Democrats in Congress had months to prove that they could legislate, to demonstrate that a government of the people, by the people and for the people could still function despite the creeping authoritarianism…

    Who, exactly, are these “creeping authoritarians” in a country controlled entirely by Democrats?

    And if we’re still believing the nonsense about the “government of the people, by the people, and for the people,” why won’t the Biden Administation provide honest answers about how many illegals are crossing our borders and how many it is allowing to stay?

    They let President Biden down.

    This is perilously close to “Dear Leader” territory.

    Correction: it *is* in “Dear Leader” territory.

    And on Tuesday night, Terry McAuliffe paid the price.

    McAuliffe didn’t run a terrible campaign – he was let down!

    Virginia voters decided not to return him for a second nonconsecutive term as governor, instead electing Republican businessman Glenn Youngkin, who ran a Trump-inspired campaign of disinformation, conspiracy theories and race-baiting.

    Conspiracy theories? Name one conspiracy theory Youngkin campaigned on.

    Race baiting? The party that’s lecturing us about white privilege, inciting BLM rioters, establishing race quotas, and pushing Ibram Kendi on everyone is upset that voters are mad about it. Just before assuming his position as Dear Leader, Biden literally was in a video stating that he would give aid only to small businesses that weren’t owned by white men. It’s not some video caught surreptitiously in a meeting or casual conversation. It’s a video he literally posted to his own Twitter page.

    “Critical Race Theory” is probably not exactly what’s being taught in public schools – which is why it will take a lot more than simply “banning Critical Race Theory” to fix what’s wrong in the schools – but it is a great, catchy term to describe the white hatred that is being taught. And it’s about a billion times more accurate than Democrats who claimed that Trump “put kids in cages.”

    The Manchins and the Sinemas and the Jayapals, by making the perfect the enemy of the (very) good, have handed an advantage to an illiberal faction that is stoking White nationalism

    Democrats literally refused to vote on a massive infrastructure bill that literally has bipartisan support, until they got the \$3.5 trillion queen of all welfare bills through. That ain’t on Manchin or Sinema, who wanted to vote on the infrastructure bill first. The infrastructure bill was all done and ready to go. The failure to pass it is all on Pelosi amd Schumer and the rest of the Far Left.

    And according to Milbank, “Criticial Race Theory” is a conspiracy theory term, but it’s perfectly OK for Milbank to denigrate as “white nationalists” people who are simply tired of open borders and anti-white race quotas; the 99.9% of Republicans who have never visited a white nationalist website or meeting, and who had never even heard the term “white nationalist” until people like Milbank started referring to them as that.

    From Wikipedia: “Milbank was born to a Jewish family,the son of Ann C. and Mark A. Milbank. He is a graduate of Yale University, where he was a member of Trumbull College, the Progressive Party of the Yale Political Union and the secret society Skull and Bones.

    Oh, gotcha. Five of the six most powerful members of Biden’s cabinet are Jewish. The sixth one is black. Under Obama, the Supreme Court almost became 44% Jewish.

    Milbank is a member of by far the most powerful ethnic group in this country, but he’s mad that the rest of us are mad that we are being actively discriminated against. Well fuck him.

    • Agree: Patrick in SC, Moses
    • Replies: @Wokechoke
    @Wilkey

    I swear this may all boil down to protecting a rape-y 14 year old POC. It almost always does.

    Replies: @Wilkey

    , @SunBakedSuburb
    @Wilkey

    "Well fuck him."

    Agreed.

    , @James J O'Meara
    @Wilkey

    "They let President Biden down.

    This is perilously close to “Dear Leader” territory. Correction: it *is* in “Dear Leader” territory."


    If only the President knew! (*)

    * Supposedly, loyal peasants would, when told of some government snafu or corruption, immediately signal loyalty by moaning "If only the Czar knew!"

    Replies: @Hunsdon

    , @Polistra
    @Wilkey

    "campaign of disinformation, conspiracy theories and race-baiting."

    Doubtless he's referring to the Lincoln Project false-flag stunt.

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/virginia-gubernatorial-governor-race-mcauliffe-youngkin-tiki-torch-lincoln-project-11635713368

  44. @Arclight
    Well, at least it's an honest and heartfelt take from Milbank. Whenever you see someone on the left screeching about protecting "our democracy" they mean the only legitimate outcome is Democratic control.

    Just watched a clip from CNN where Dana Milbank was discussing the win and although her analysis for Youngkin's win appeared pretty accurate, her stone-faced expression was revealing, if not surprising.

    Replies: @Jim Bob Lassiter, @Rouetheday, @Alec Leamas (hard at work), @Ripple Earthdevil, @Mark Spahn (West Seneca, NY), @William Badwhite, @SMK, @kaganovitch, @Ron Mexico

    Dana Milbank is a man. You must be thinking of one of the female Dana pundits: Perino, Bash or Loesch, I can’t keep them straight.

  45. @Wilkey
    If there's a Pultizer Prize for the most hot air in a single column, this would be the winner running away.

    Democrats in Congress had months to prove that they could legislate, to demonstrate that a government of the people, by the people and for the people could still function despite the creeping authoritarianism...
     
    Who, exactly, are these "creeping authoritarians" in a country controlled entirely by Democrats?

    And if we're still believing the nonsense about the "government of the people, by the people, and for the people," why won't the Biden Administation provide honest answers about how many illegals are crossing our borders and how many it is allowing to stay?


    They let President Biden down.
     
    This is perilously close to "Dear Leader" territory.

    Correction: it *is* in "Dear Leader" territory.


    And on Tuesday night, Terry McAuliffe paid the price.
     
    McAuliffe didn't run a terrible campaign - he was let down!

    Virginia voters decided not to return him for a second nonconsecutive term as governor, instead electing Republican businessman Glenn Youngkin, who ran a Trump-inspired campaign of disinformation, conspiracy theories and race-baiting.
     
    Conspiracy theories? Name one conspiracy theory Youngkin campaigned on.

    Race baiting? The party that's lecturing us about white privilege, inciting BLM rioters, establishing race quotas, and pushing Ibram Kendi on everyone is upset that voters are mad about it. Just before assuming his position as Dear Leader, Biden literally was in a video stating that he would give aid only to small businesses that weren't owned by white men. It's not some video caught surreptitiously in a meeting or casual conversation. It's a video he literally posted to his own Twitter page.

    "Critical Race Theory" is probably not exactly what's being taught in public schools - which is why it will take a lot more than simply "banning Critical Race Theory" to fix what's wrong in the schools - but it is a great, catchy term to describe the white hatred that is being taught. And it's about a billion times more accurate than Democrats who claimed that Trump "put kids in cages."


    The Manchins and the Sinemas and the Jayapals, by making the perfect the enemy of the (very) good, have handed an advantage to an illiberal faction that is stoking White nationalism
     
    Democrats literally refused to vote on a massive infrastructure bill that literally has bipartisan support, until they got the $3.5 trillion queen of all welfare bills through. That ain't on Manchin or Sinema, who wanted to vote on the infrastructure bill first. The infrastructure bill was all done and ready to go. The failure to pass it is all on Pelosi amd Schumer and the rest of the Far Left.


    And according to Milbank, "Criticial Race Theory" is a conspiracy theory term, but it's perfectly OK for Milbank to denigrate as "white nationalists" people who are simply tired of open borders and anti-white race quotas; the 99.9% of Republicans who have never visited a white nationalist website or meeting, and who had never even heard the term "white nationalist" until people like Milbank started referring to them as that.


    From Wikipedia: "Milbank was born to a Jewish family,the son of Ann C. and Mark A. Milbank. He is a graduate of Yale University, where he was a member of Trumbull College, the Progressive Party of the Yale Political Union and the secret society Skull and Bones.
     
    Oh, gotcha. Five of the six most powerful members of Biden's cabinet are Jewish. The sixth one is black. Under Obama, the Supreme Court almost became 44% Jewish.

    Milbank is a member of by far the most powerful ethnic group in this country, but he's mad that the rest of us are mad that we are being actively discriminated against. Well fuck him.

    Replies: @Wokechoke, @SunBakedSuburb, @James J O'Meara, @Polistra

    I swear this may all boil down to protecting a rape-y 14 year old POC. It almost always does.

    • Replies: @Wilkey
    @Wokechoke

    That poor man whose daughter was raped and who was arrested at the Loudoun school board meeting must have at least some sense of consolation after last night's election.

    Replies: @That Would Be Telling, @William Badwhite

  46. I think it was Mothers Against Drunk Teaching (MADT) that determined the Virginia elections.

    • Replies: @bigdicknick
    @Henry Canaday

    mothers against cat ladies

  47. @ScarletNumber
    @Sick of Orcs

    The Civil War was 155 years ago. If you want to win elections you have to move on.

    Replies: @Citizen of a Silly Country, @Bill, @Jim Bob Lassiter, @beavertales, @Art Deco, @Patrick in SC, @Sick of Orcs, @SunBakedSuburb, @Achmed E. Newman, @bomag, @Wade Hampton

    The Civil War was 155 years ago. If you want to win elections you have to move on.

    Not if it means erasing one’s heritage. As predicted, shitlib morlocks are now trying to erase the Founders.

    The irony of your comment is we’re on the brink of another civil war. Red States operate on a entirely different set of values than blue.

  48. Steve, thanks for linking to the crazed Dana Millbank.

    Because he in fact articulates what infects the minds of party Democrats like some fever they simply cannot break.

    Trump.

    Everything and anything is about Trump. Trump this, Trump that, Trump here, Trump there, Trump everywhere. “Living rent free in the head” has morphed into a cliche, but, oh boy, it totally applies with Dana and the hardcore left.

    Trump is the demon under the bed, their never ending nightmare. Oh…my….God….if he runs again, the exploding heads will be astonishing to behold. He oughta do it just for the enormous entertainment value, since the country is going down the tubes anyway.

    Might as well have a spectacle!!!

    Meanwhile, I bet McAuliffe, being a totally cynical Clintonian, probably thought, “Hey, tarnishing Youngkin with the Trump label is a winning strategy!!!” though any sensible person could see Youngkin is about as MAGA as Liz Cheyney.

    And of course, it totally backfired as Youngkin turned out to be the MORE ruthless political operative –the irony is delicious — and, Bill Belichick like, saw the opponent’s wokeish weakness and sent in the laser guided missiles.

  49. “Democracy” means nothing to Dana Milbank. Neither does honesty or hypocrisy.

    The only thing that matters is supporting the goals of his tribe against any other tribe that has the potential to threaten them.

    If you aren’t willing to do the same, his tribe will destroy yours.

    It’s a harsh take on reality… but with only a few exceptions it’s how things have always been.

  50. @Sean
    @Sick of Orcs

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeGBpTFZhh4

    That he had been offered command of the Union forces is something Lee never told Jefferson Davis. Had that offer been accepted the Civil War would have been over in short order. Anyway, Robert E. Lee opposed Confederate monuments.

    Replies: @Sick of Orcs, @Anonymous

    Lincoln made the war about slavery but slavery was already on the way out (Lincoln also famously stated if he had to he’d keep slavery to keep the Union.)

    All Americans now live in the shadow of an oppressive, evil federal leviathan.

    The South was right.

    • Agree: Je Suis Omar Mateen
    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Sick of Orcs


    Lincoln made the war about slavery but slavery was already on the way out
     
    No, it wasn't. It was on the way out during the lifetime of Washington, who had no illusions about the "utility" of such creatures.

    Eli Whitney messed it up with the first working gin, which made the whole Ponzi scheme marginally profitable for a time. Heels were then dug in. The American Colonization Society never got any, pardon the expression, purchase.

    Replies: @Art Deco

  51. @Arclight
    Well, at least it's an honest and heartfelt take from Milbank. Whenever you see someone on the left screeching about protecting "our democracy" they mean the only legitimate outcome is Democratic control.

    Just watched a clip from CNN where Dana Milbank was discussing the win and although her analysis for Youngkin's win appeared pretty accurate, her stone-faced expression was revealing, if not surprising.

    Replies: @Jim Bob Lassiter, @Rouetheday, @Alec Leamas (hard at work), @Ripple Earthdevil, @Mark Spahn (West Seneca, NY), @William Badwhite, @SMK, @kaganovitch, @Ron Mexico

    “Just watched a clip from CNN where Dana Milbank was discussing the win and although her analysis for Youngkin’s win appeared pretty accurate, her stone-faced expression was revealing, if not surprising.”

    Has https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dana_Milbank gone trans? I’d like to view that CNN clip.

  52. @ScarletNumber
    @Sick of Orcs

    The Civil War was 155 years ago. If you want to win elections you have to move on.

    Replies: @Citizen of a Silly Country, @Bill, @Jim Bob Lassiter, @beavertales, @Art Deco, @Patrick in SC, @Sick of Orcs, @SunBakedSuburb, @Achmed E. Newman, @bomag, @Wade Hampton

    “If you want to win elections you have to move on.”

    Or he can build a little shrine to his Confederate idols in his closet if Steve isn’t using it for an office. Virginia is a minor respite in what will be a long slog against a powerful force determined to impose a dark existence upon the normal folks. Coalitions need to be built; that means putting aside historical grievances.

  53. @Redneck farmer
    How long until WaPo has an editorial titled "Only True Human Beings Should Be Able To Vote"?

    Replies: @Tiny Duck, @Rob McX, @sszorin

    The election shows white “people” lack empathy and are selfish

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/11/02/reading-beloved-high-school-glenn-youngkin-virginia-election/?utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=wp_opinions&utm_source=twitter

    Americans are being duped into grievances over non-existent problems and conspiracies? Russian bots are helping whip up these ghost-like non-existent problems and conspiracies!

    So called critical race theory is not being taught but it is good thing that the nations children are being told the truth

    • Replies: @duncsbaby
    @Tiny Duck

    What happened?! Did you forget the email address for Ebony Obelisk?

    , @TWS
    @Tiny Duck

    7/10 Ducks. Nice delivery humorous rephrase well done. Whoever you really are you can be funny.

  54. @Wilkey
    If there's a Pultizer Prize for the most hot air in a single column, this would be the winner running away.

    Democrats in Congress had months to prove that they could legislate, to demonstrate that a government of the people, by the people and for the people could still function despite the creeping authoritarianism...
     
    Who, exactly, are these "creeping authoritarians" in a country controlled entirely by Democrats?

    And if we're still believing the nonsense about the "government of the people, by the people, and for the people," why won't the Biden Administation provide honest answers about how many illegals are crossing our borders and how many it is allowing to stay?


    They let President Biden down.
     
    This is perilously close to "Dear Leader" territory.

    Correction: it *is* in "Dear Leader" territory.


    And on Tuesday night, Terry McAuliffe paid the price.
     
    McAuliffe didn't run a terrible campaign - he was let down!

    Virginia voters decided not to return him for a second nonconsecutive term as governor, instead electing Republican businessman Glenn Youngkin, who ran a Trump-inspired campaign of disinformation, conspiracy theories and race-baiting.
     
    Conspiracy theories? Name one conspiracy theory Youngkin campaigned on.

    Race baiting? The party that's lecturing us about white privilege, inciting BLM rioters, establishing race quotas, and pushing Ibram Kendi on everyone is upset that voters are mad about it. Just before assuming his position as Dear Leader, Biden literally was in a video stating that he would give aid only to small businesses that weren't owned by white men. It's not some video caught surreptitiously in a meeting or casual conversation. It's a video he literally posted to his own Twitter page.

    "Critical Race Theory" is probably not exactly what's being taught in public schools - which is why it will take a lot more than simply "banning Critical Race Theory" to fix what's wrong in the schools - but it is a great, catchy term to describe the white hatred that is being taught. And it's about a billion times more accurate than Democrats who claimed that Trump "put kids in cages."


    The Manchins and the Sinemas and the Jayapals, by making the perfect the enemy of the (very) good, have handed an advantage to an illiberal faction that is stoking White nationalism
     
    Democrats literally refused to vote on a massive infrastructure bill that literally has bipartisan support, until they got the $3.5 trillion queen of all welfare bills through. That ain't on Manchin or Sinema, who wanted to vote on the infrastructure bill first. The infrastructure bill was all done and ready to go. The failure to pass it is all on Pelosi amd Schumer and the rest of the Far Left.


    And according to Milbank, "Criticial Race Theory" is a conspiracy theory term, but it's perfectly OK for Milbank to denigrate as "white nationalists" people who are simply tired of open borders and anti-white race quotas; the 99.9% of Republicans who have never visited a white nationalist website or meeting, and who had never even heard the term "white nationalist" until people like Milbank started referring to them as that.


    From Wikipedia: "Milbank was born to a Jewish family,the son of Ann C. and Mark A. Milbank. He is a graduate of Yale University, where he was a member of Trumbull College, the Progressive Party of the Yale Political Union and the secret society Skull and Bones.
     
    Oh, gotcha. Five of the six most powerful members of Biden's cabinet are Jewish. The sixth one is black. Under Obama, the Supreme Court almost became 44% Jewish.

    Milbank is a member of by far the most powerful ethnic group in this country, but he's mad that the rest of us are mad that we are being actively discriminated against. Well fuck him.

    Replies: @Wokechoke, @SunBakedSuburb, @James J O'Meara, @Polistra

    “Well fuck him.”

    Agreed.

  55. Milbank is supposed to represent sane progressivism; instead shows how crazy they actually are.

  56. @Art Deco
    @ScarletNumber

    The Civil War is over, but the impulse to honor our ancestors is not. Neither is the impulse to dishonor them. The people who cleared the land, made it productive, dotted it with cities chock-a-block with commerce and industry, and composed and constructed its governing institutions merit remembrance. Especially when they watered that land with their blood. The current ruling class is not fit to shine Gen. Lee's shoes.

    Replies: @SunBakedSuburb, @Jim Don Bob, @Old Prude, @0

    “The current ruling class is not fit to shine Gen. Lee’s shoes”

    No doubt true in terms of character. But still, quite the hissy fit from you — Roddy McDowall’s pet photographer.

  57. @Wilkey
    If there's a Pultizer Prize for the most hot air in a single column, this would be the winner running away.

    Democrats in Congress had months to prove that they could legislate, to demonstrate that a government of the people, by the people and for the people could still function despite the creeping authoritarianism...
     
    Who, exactly, are these "creeping authoritarians" in a country controlled entirely by Democrats?

    And if we're still believing the nonsense about the "government of the people, by the people, and for the people," why won't the Biden Administation provide honest answers about how many illegals are crossing our borders and how many it is allowing to stay?


    They let President Biden down.
     
    This is perilously close to "Dear Leader" territory.

    Correction: it *is* in "Dear Leader" territory.


    And on Tuesday night, Terry McAuliffe paid the price.
     
    McAuliffe didn't run a terrible campaign - he was let down!

    Virginia voters decided not to return him for a second nonconsecutive term as governor, instead electing Republican businessman Glenn Youngkin, who ran a Trump-inspired campaign of disinformation, conspiracy theories and race-baiting.
     
    Conspiracy theories? Name one conspiracy theory Youngkin campaigned on.

    Race baiting? The party that's lecturing us about white privilege, inciting BLM rioters, establishing race quotas, and pushing Ibram Kendi on everyone is upset that voters are mad about it. Just before assuming his position as Dear Leader, Biden literally was in a video stating that he would give aid only to small businesses that weren't owned by white men. It's not some video caught surreptitiously in a meeting or casual conversation. It's a video he literally posted to his own Twitter page.

    "Critical Race Theory" is probably not exactly what's being taught in public schools - which is why it will take a lot more than simply "banning Critical Race Theory" to fix what's wrong in the schools - but it is a great, catchy term to describe the white hatred that is being taught. And it's about a billion times more accurate than Democrats who claimed that Trump "put kids in cages."


    The Manchins and the Sinemas and the Jayapals, by making the perfect the enemy of the (very) good, have handed an advantage to an illiberal faction that is stoking White nationalism
     
    Democrats literally refused to vote on a massive infrastructure bill that literally has bipartisan support, until they got the $3.5 trillion queen of all welfare bills through. That ain't on Manchin or Sinema, who wanted to vote on the infrastructure bill first. The infrastructure bill was all done and ready to go. The failure to pass it is all on Pelosi amd Schumer and the rest of the Far Left.


    And according to Milbank, "Criticial Race Theory" is a conspiracy theory term, but it's perfectly OK for Milbank to denigrate as "white nationalists" people who are simply tired of open borders and anti-white race quotas; the 99.9% of Republicans who have never visited a white nationalist website or meeting, and who had never even heard the term "white nationalist" until people like Milbank started referring to them as that.


    From Wikipedia: "Milbank was born to a Jewish family,the son of Ann C. and Mark A. Milbank. He is a graduate of Yale University, where he was a member of Trumbull College, the Progressive Party of the Yale Political Union and the secret society Skull and Bones.
     
    Oh, gotcha. Five of the six most powerful members of Biden's cabinet are Jewish. The sixth one is black. Under Obama, the Supreme Court almost became 44% Jewish.

    Milbank is a member of by far the most powerful ethnic group in this country, but he's mad that the rest of us are mad that we are being actively discriminated against. Well fuck him.

    Replies: @Wokechoke, @SunBakedSuburb, @James J O'Meara, @Polistra

    “They let President Biden down.

    This is perilously close to “Dear Leader” territory. Correction: it *is* in “Dear Leader” territory.”

    If only the President knew! (*)

    * Supposedly, loyal peasants would, when told of some government snafu or corruption, immediately signal loyalty by moaning “If only the Czar knew!”

    • Thanks: Je Suis Omar Mateen
    • Replies: @Hunsdon
    @James J O'Meara

    This also happened with Stalin.

  58. Oh, but I forgot, what the word “democracy” actually means in the Washington Post is: When the Democrats win.

    This is the simple thought process of the noisy and insane left. They do the same thing with “justice.” In their mind, justice isn’t a process, it’s an end result. A white cop shoots a belligerent and violent yet unarmed black so “justice” must be served, i.e., the white cop must go to prison. This reduces any investigation, grand jury decision or trial to a mere formality. Even Harvard law professor Elizabeth Warren called Michael Brown’s death “murder” during her presidential campaign. This was long after the grand jury decided not to indict, and it didn’t natter that Eric Holder’s DOJ said everything was legal and as it should be. What constitutes murder is determine by Pocahontas’ opinion, not a grand jury or the legal process. So it shouldn’t be surprising that, in the eyes of the left, elections are mere formalities, too.

  59. @Redneck farmer
    How long until WaPo has an editorial titled "Only True Human Beings Should Be Able To Vote"?

    Replies: @Tiny Duck, @Rob McX, @sszorin

    It won’t be long before the GOP will be negotiating some kind of “three fifths of a man” compromise for whites.

    • Agree: Polistra, Charon
  60. @Art Deco
    @ScarletNumber

    The Civil War is over, but the impulse to honor our ancestors is not. Neither is the impulse to dishonor them. The people who cleared the land, made it productive, dotted it with cities chock-a-block with commerce and industry, and composed and constructed its governing institutions merit remembrance. Especially when they watered that land with their blood. The current ruling class is not fit to shine Gen. Lee's shoes.

    Replies: @SunBakedSuburb, @Jim Don Bob, @Old Prude, @0

    The current ruling class is not fit to shine Gen. Lee’s shoes.

    The current ruling class is not fit to lick the s**t off Gen. Lee’s boots.

    FIFY.

  61. @Henry Canaday
    I think it was Mothers Against Drunk Teaching (MADT) that determined the Virginia elections.

    Replies: @bigdicknick

    mothers against cat ladies

  62. @Arclight
    Well, at least it's an honest and heartfelt take from Milbank. Whenever you see someone on the left screeching about protecting "our democracy" they mean the only legitimate outcome is Democratic control.

    Just watched a clip from CNN where Dana Milbank was discussing the win and although her analysis for Youngkin's win appeared pretty accurate, her stone-faced expression was revealing, if not surprising.

    Replies: @Jim Bob Lassiter, @Rouetheday, @Alec Leamas (hard at work), @Ripple Earthdevil, @Mark Spahn (West Seneca, NY), @William Badwhite, @SMK, @kaganovitch, @Ron Mexico

    Just watched a clip from CNN where Dana Milbank …her stone-faced expression was revealing, if not surprising.

    You may not have been watching very closely. Dana Milbank is a man person who was technically born male.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @William Badwhite

    "Technically", what the hell does that mean? She was born with a penis and testicles? So, what, I had a girlfriend with 6 toes one time. (12 altogether. No, not 12 all together, like a duck, but 12 altogether.)

    Replies: @Rob

  63. @Art Deco
    @ScarletNumber

    The Civil War is over, but the impulse to honor our ancestors is not. Neither is the impulse to dishonor them. The people who cleared the land, made it productive, dotted it with cities chock-a-block with commerce and industry, and composed and constructed its governing institutions merit remembrance. Especially when they watered that land with their blood. The current ruling class is not fit to shine Gen. Lee's shoes.

    Replies: @SunBakedSuburb, @Jim Don Bob, @Old Prude, @0

    Agree. Taking down the statues has nothing to do with the Civil War and everything to do with the Cold Civil War (ht Derb): Sticking it to the bad whites by desecrating their culture and dishonoring their ancestors.

    I’m not a Southern boy, but to borrow a phrase from another commenter (on a much earlier post): “Robert E. Lee sh*t better men than our ruling class”. In fact all those Confederate generals did.

  64. @ScarletNumber
    @Sick of Orcs

    The Civil War was 155 years ago. If you want to win elections you have to move on.

    Replies: @Citizen of a Silly Country, @Bill, @Jim Bob Lassiter, @beavertales, @Art Deco, @Patrick in SC, @Sick of Orcs, @SunBakedSuburb, @Achmed E. Newman, @bomag, @Wade Hampton

    Scarlet Number, I’ve got someone from the HR department of the 1967 Chinese Red Guards on the line right now. She says “she could really use a guy like you, Joel.” Write back quick, because I’ll be damned if I want to keep on paying for roaming for these people.

    • Agree: Wade Hampton
  65. @William Badwhite
    @Arclight


    Just watched a clip from CNN where Dana Milbank ...her stone-faced expression was revealing, if not surprising.
     
    You may not have been watching very closely. Dana Milbank is a man person who was technically born male.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    “Technically”, what the hell does that mean? She was born with a penis and testicles? So, what, I had a girlfriend with 6 toes one time. (12 altogether. No, not 12 all together, like a duck, but 12 altogether.)

    • Replies: @Rob
    @Achmed E. Newman


    I had a girlfriend with 6 toes one time.
     
    If she had six toes just one time, how many toes did she have other times? On a serious note, polydactyly is a dominant trait, so half your kids would have been at risk for what should be called suprapentadactyly.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

  66. @Arclight
    Well, at least it's an honest and heartfelt take from Milbank. Whenever you see someone on the left screeching about protecting "our democracy" they mean the only legitimate outcome is Democratic control.

    Just watched a clip from CNN where Dana Milbank was discussing the win and although her analysis for Youngkin's win appeared pretty accurate, her stone-faced expression was revealing, if not surprising.

    Replies: @Jim Bob Lassiter, @Rouetheday, @Alec Leamas (hard at work), @Ripple Earthdevil, @Mark Spahn (West Seneca, NY), @William Badwhite, @SMK, @kaganovitch, @Ron Mexico

    “Creeping authoritarianism,” “daily assaults on the truth,” “conspiracy-minded paranoia,” Talk about ” projection”! Is Milbank (who is a man) evil or insane? Everything he says in his screed is a lie or delusion. His conception and vision of “democracy” is a left-wing, one-party dictatorship, totalitarian control of all areas of life by leftists and democrats.

  67. Democrats in Congress had months to prove that they could legislate, to demonstrate that a government of the people, by the people and for the people could still function despite the creeping authoritarianism, the daily assaults on truth and the conspiracy-minded paranoia.

    This article shows an uncommon level of self-awareness.

  68. @Sean
    @Sick of Orcs

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeGBpTFZhh4

    That he had been offered command of the Union forces is something Lee never told Jefferson Davis. Had that offer been accepted the Civil War would have been over in short order. Anyway, Robert E. Lee opposed Confederate monuments.

    Replies: @Sick of Orcs, @Anonymous

    Who is the fat Scotsman?

  69. @ScarletNumber
    @Sick of Orcs

    The Civil War was 155 years ago. If you want to win elections you have to move on.

    Replies: @Citizen of a Silly Country, @Bill, @Jim Bob Lassiter, @beavertales, @Art Deco, @Patrick in SC, @Sick of Orcs, @SunBakedSuburb, @Achmed E. Newman, @bomag, @Wade Hampton

    It won’t help in winning elections and the other side is plenty happy to step in and cram their shitty history down our throats in place of what we are retreating from.

  70. ■ A good night for Seattle Republicans, but about King County … It’s been more than three decades since the phrase “good night for Seattle Republicans” has been written in reference to a city election.

    But Davison, who ran for lieutenant governor as a Republican in 2020, has a 17-point lead in the nonpartisan race for city attorney.

    No Republican has won a city election in Seattle since Paul Kraabel, who served on the City Council from 1975 until 1991

  71. “Critical race theory” is an extremely polite euphemism used by Republicans unwilling to denounce it for what it is: anti-white racist hate

    Yes, but Chris Rufo’s genius was to realize you need a euphemism to fight a euphemism in current-year America. If he called it “anti-white racist hate”, a lot of normies would have tuned him out.

    • Replies: @Alec Leamas (hard at work)
    @Dave Pinsen



    “Critical race theory” is an extremely polite euphemism used by Republicans unwilling to denounce it for what it is: anti-white racist hate
     
    Yes, but Chris Rufo’s genius was to realize you need a euphemism to fight a euphemism in current-year America. If he called it “anti-white racist hate”, a lot of normies would have tuned him out.
     
    People who are the architects of these fights have to deal with the world as it is, and that world is still one in which merely defending one's self from attacks on the basis of being a person of pallor is deemed to be low status.

    So you have to engineer the semantics in order to studiously avoid words which denote low status among your movement in order to have a chance at success.

    As I've commented before, the reason this worked is likely because the kids' parents have had to go through racial humiliation rituals in prior education and as a condition of employment, so the denials have no credibility. The parents likely figure that it's something that they have to put up with for the sake of their families, but that their kids shouldn't have to deal with while they're captives of adult strangers.
  72. @ScarletNumber
    @Sick of Orcs

    The Civil War was 155 years ago. If you want to win elections you have to move on.

    Replies: @Citizen of a Silly Country, @Bill, @Jim Bob Lassiter, @beavertales, @Art Deco, @Patrick in SC, @Sick of Orcs, @SunBakedSuburb, @Achmed E. Newman, @bomag, @Wade Hampton

    The Civil War never ended. The Northeast continues to try to destroy the rest of the country. Antifa is today’s replacement for John Brown and the Abolitionists.

    See below for more details.

    [MORE]

    From Timothy Duskin in the Abbeville Institute:

    “…the true reason for the differences between the North and the South which led to that war was stated by James Henley Thornwell (1812-1862). He was the President of Columbia Theological Seminary in Columbia, South Carolina, founder of the Southern Presbyterian Review, and editor of the Southern Quarterly Review. This is what he said in the Southern Literary Messenger for July 1851:

    “The parties in this conflict are not merely Abolitionists and Slaveholders; they are Atheists, Socialists, Communists, Red Republicans, Jacobins on the one side, and the friends of order and regulated freedom on the other. In one word, the world is the battle ground, Christianity and Atheism the combatants, and the progress of humanity the stake. One party seems to regard society, with all its complicated interests, its divisions and subdivisions, as the machinery of man, which, as it has been invented and arranged by his ingenuity and skill, may be taken to pieces, reconstructed, altered or repaired, as experience shall indicate defects or confusion in the original plan. The other party beholds in it the ordinance of God; and contemplates ‘this little scene of human life’ as placed in the middle of a scheme, whose beginnings must be traced to the unfathomable depths of the past, and whose development and completion must be sought in the still more unfathomable depths of the future – a scheme, as Butler expresses it, ‘not fixed, but progressive, in every way incomprehensible;’ in which, consequently, irregularity is the confession of our ignorance, disorder the proof of our blindness, and with which it is as awful temerity to tamper as to sport with the name of God.”

    • Replies: @S. Anonyia
    @Wade Hampton

    I’d say the California, Washington State, and tech companies have ultimately played a bigger role in pushing the worst aspects of woke theology than the Northeast. The Northeast follows the trends, they aren’t starting them.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Wade Hampton


    One party seems to regard society, with all its complicated interests, its divisions and subdivisions, as the machinery of man
     
    Sociology was imported from France in 1854 to defend racial diversity. The racial diversity of the plantation states.

    The other party beholds in it the ordinance of God...
     
    God, who placed the African in Africa. As opposed to man, who thought he was smarter than God, and transported him here. Rather ungodly of him.

    Inviting Africans to North America is like leading livestock into the kitchen. Not a sign of civilized values.

    Replies: @GeneralRipper

  73. Democrats had a chance “to demonstrate that a government of the people, by the people and for the people could still function despite the creeping authoritarianism, the daily assaults on truth and the conspiracy-minded paranoia.”

    The only problem with this analysis is that it is the Democratic Party, not the Republican, who are guilty of authoritarianism (against free speech),, daily assaults on the truth (the Charlottesville hoax), and conspiracy-minded paranoia (January 6, Russian collusion). Meanwhile the Republicans are trying to get a handle on mass-low-skilled immigration and the offshoring of labor-intensive manufacturing to low-wage countries overseas, which are undermining the living standards of working-class Americans.

    It is a simple case of projection.

    • Agree: res
  74. Have to say it cheers me up just a little bit to see a Bonesman writing an argument my 10 year old would shred. I’m sure people like this will be a big deal in the Metaverse or whatever, but they really aren’t intelligent enough to hold power in the real world, when shit stops working.

    If you aren’t an accelerationist by the current year there’s no hope for you. I have always rejected the claim that there is no inner party (possibly because I can’t face the implication that I am getting owned by these oxygen thieves), but the giant leap for unconditional acceleration that is the response the COVID19 makes me reconsider. Seems there are two options:
    1. Our rulers do not believe that their power is dependant on the continued viability of their institutional skin suits and feel secure enough to dispense with quaint illusions about how this country is governed (hubris has breeds nemesis).
    2. The COVID19 response is being used to explain and to an extent conceal the ongoing collapse in living conditions in the US, which the USG is powerless to do anything about and so must seek out wreckers and witches to blame.

    • Agree: Kratoklastes
  75. 0 says:
    @Art Deco
    @ScarletNumber

    The Civil War is over, but the impulse to honor our ancestors is not. Neither is the impulse to dishonor them. The people who cleared the land, made it productive, dotted it with cities chock-a-block with commerce and industry, and composed and constructed its governing institutions merit remembrance. Especially when they watered that land with their blood. The current ruling class is not fit to shine Gen. Lee's shoes.

    Replies: @SunBakedSuburb, @Jim Don Bob, @Old Prude, @0

    Yeah lets honor “our ancestors”, the very people who ruined our country because they just had to have slaves. Not my ancestors. What are we, Chinese? These ancestors don’t deserve veneration. Move on and get a life.

    “Shine Gen. Lee’s shoes”

    How old are you? 100? What the hell.

  76. … The Manchins and the Sinemas and the Jayapals, by making the perfect the enemy of the (very) good, have handed an advantage to an illiberal faction that is stoking White nationalism….

    The writer is so terrified of damning the Democrats with faint praise, that the worst of the Democratic options cannot be described as good, but must be very good. And the best of the Republicans must be a white nationalist!

    Youngkin’s victory confirms a depressing reality: Trumpism succeeds as a tactic even in the absence of Trump.

    Trumpism means the actions of Donald Trump. The man is not capable of defining a political philosophy, or even a set of tactics. Nobody except Trump can possibly do Trumpism.

    Oh, but I forgot, what the word “democracy” actually means in the Washington Post is: When the Democrats win.

    Yep. It isn’t enough for them to win half the time, or even most of the time. To be a democracy, the Democrats must win every time.

  77. When I wrote in my comment above that “Republicans are trying to get a handle on mass-low-skilled immigration and the offshoring of labor-intensive manufacturing to low-wage countries overseas” I should have written “reform Republicans,” which of course would be a euphemism for MAGA Republicans (aka Trump Republicans). Euphemisms are good.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Luke Lea


    Euphemisms are good
     
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    Hey, it's a bandwagon--might as well hop on:



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    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    , @That Would Be Telling
    @Luke Lea


    When I wrote in my comment above that “Republicans are trying to get a handle on mass-low-skilled immigration and the offshoring of labor-intensive manufacturing to low-wage countries overseas” I should have written “reform Republicans,”
     
    Can you name some of them with any stature, who aren't fully for this as long as it's done legally, or legalized after the fact?
  78. Virginia voters decided not to return him for a second nonconsecutive term as governor.

    Pulling a (Stephen) Grover Cleveland is rare. E.g., it’s only happened once in the US Senate.

    the creeping authoritarianism


    Wait… is that Xi-bear even legal? I was labeled a “Troll” for posting this on Anglin’s page:

    [MORE]

  79. One of the black reporters on CNN (I forget his name – they all look alike) last night said something like “I would have preferred that McAuliffe win.” They don’t even bother to hide their lack of impartiality anymore, not that they have been fooling anybody for a long time now. Any Republican dealing with the MSM now has to understand that he is dealing with the enemy. That is why Trump’s scorched earth strategy in the debates was the right strategy – one or more of the debate moderators was going to stick a shiv in his ribs in any case. Republicans should just reject any debate where the journalist/moderators are known Democrat sympathizers (which means most of them).

    As for letting Biden (and the country – apparently the interests of the USA and those of the Democrat Party are now synonymous), Brecht’s satirical poem, “The Solution” comes to mind:

    After the uprising of the 17th of June*
    The Secretary of the Writers’ Union
    Had leaflets distributed on the Stalinallee **
    Stating that the people
    Had forfeited the confidence of the government
    And could only win it back
    By increased work quotas. Would it not in that case be simpler
    for the government
    To dissolve the people
    And elect another?

    *This was a worker’s uprising that occurred in East Germany in 1953, involving over one million people – E. German’s were protesting against declining living standards that occurred as a result of Sovietization policies. Food prices were rising rapidly and many consumer goods had become scarce. (Does any of this sound familiar?)

    ** Stalinallee (Stalin Blvd) was a monumental socialist boulevard built by E. Germany after WWII. After 1961, it was renamed Karl-Marx-Allee in a clandestine operation (everything in E. Germany was a clandestine operation – one day they changed the signs overnight, in the dark of night, without telling anyone in advance – you woke up and the signs were different, no explanation given), the name it bears today. Since German reunification, renaming the street back to its prewar name, Große Frankfurter Straße, has periodically been discussed but so far without any results.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Jack D


    Stalinallee (Stalin Blvd) was a monumental socialist boulevard built by E. Germany after WWII. After 1961, it was renamed Karl-Marx-Allee in a clandestine operation (everything in E. Germany was a clandestine operation – one day they changed the signs overnight, in the dark of night, without telling anyone in advance – you woke up and the signs were different, no explanation given)
     
    I want to do this in Paris-- replace Wilson and Roosevelt with the Lindberghs. They opposed our invasions of France.

    Since German reunification, renaming the street back to its prewar name, Große Frankfurter Straße, has periodically been discussed but so far without any results.
     
    Berliners are authoritarian by blood, with a good dose of apolitical libertinism to let off steam. Bonn should have remained the capital, but Germans all over have a sick fascination with Berlin. Several football clubs in the Rheinland are named Borussia, i.e., Latin for Prussia.

    Replies: @Jack D

  80. @Jack D
    One of the black reporters on CNN (I forget his name - they all look alike) last night said something like "I would have preferred that McAuliffe win." They don't even bother to hide their lack of impartiality anymore, not that they have been fooling anybody for a long time now. Any Republican dealing with the MSM now has to understand that he is dealing with the enemy. That is why Trump's scorched earth strategy in the debates was the right strategy - one or more of the debate moderators was going to stick a shiv in his ribs in any case. Republicans should just reject any debate where the journalist/moderators are known Democrat sympathizers (which means most of them).

    As for letting Biden (and the country - apparently the interests of the USA and those of the Democrat Party are now synonymous), Brecht's satirical poem, "The Solution" comes to mind:

    After the uprising of the 17th of June*
    The Secretary of the Writers' Union
    Had leaflets distributed on the Stalinallee **
    Stating that the people
    Had forfeited the confidence of the government
    And could only win it back
    By increased work quotas. Would it not in that case be simpler
    for the government
    To dissolve the people
    And elect another?

    *This was a worker's uprising that occurred in East Germany in 1953, involving over one million people - E. German's were protesting against declining living standards that occurred as a result of Sovietization policies. Food prices were rising rapidly and many consumer goods had become scarce. (Does any of this sound familiar?)

    ** Stalinallee (Stalin Blvd) was a monumental socialist boulevard built by E. Germany after WWII. After 1961, it was renamed Karl-Marx-Allee in a clandestine operation (everything in E. Germany was a clandestine operation - one day they changed the signs overnight, in the dark of night, without telling anyone in advance - you woke up and the signs were different, no explanation given), the name it bears today. Since German reunification, renaming the street back to its prewar name, Große Frankfurter Straße, has periodically been discussed but so far without any results.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Stalinallee (Stalin Blvd) was a monumental socialist boulevard built by E. Germany after WWII. After 1961, it was renamed Karl-Marx-Allee in a clandestine operation (everything in E. Germany was a clandestine operation – one day they changed the signs overnight, in the dark of night, without telling anyone in advance – you woke up and the signs were different, no explanation given)

    I want to do this in Paris– replace Wilson and Roosevelt with the Lindberghs. They opposed our invasions of France.

    Since German reunification, renaming the street back to its prewar name, Große Frankfurter Straße, has periodically been discussed but so far without any results.

    Berliners are authoritarian by blood, with a good dose of apolitical libertinism to let off steam. Bonn should have remained the capital, but Germans all over have a sick fascination with Berlin. Several football clubs in the Rheinland are named Borussia, i.e., Latin for Prussia.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Reg Cæsar

    The street that leads to the airport in Philly is named Lindbergh Blvd. (before they built a more modern expressway, it was the main access route). I'm surprised it hasn't been cancelled. Yet.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  81. @Arclight
    Well, at least it's an honest and heartfelt take from Milbank. Whenever you see someone on the left screeching about protecting "our democracy" they mean the only legitimate outcome is Democratic control.

    Just watched a clip from CNN where Dana Milbank was discussing the win and although her analysis for Youngkin's win appeared pretty accurate, her stone-faced expression was revealing, if not surprising.

    Replies: @Jim Bob Lassiter, @Rouetheday, @Alec Leamas (hard at work), @Ripple Earthdevil, @Mark Spahn (West Seneca, NY), @William Badwhite, @SMK, @kaganovitch, @Ron Mexico

    Just watched a clip from CNN where Dana Milbank was discussing the win and although her analysis for Youngkin’s win appeared pretty accurate, her stone-faced expression was revealing, if not surprising.
    I hear transitioning is all the rage with teenage girls these days, so I’m not surprised.

  82. @Luke Lea
    When I wrote in my comment above that "Republicans are trying to get a handle on mass-low-skilled immigration and the offshoring of labor-intensive manufacturing to low-wage countries overseas" I should have written "reform Republicans," which of course would be a euphemism for MAGA Republicans (aka Trump Republicans). Euphemisms are good.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @That Would Be Telling

    Euphemisms are good

    Hey, it’s a bandwagon–might as well hop on:

    [MORE]

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @Reg Cæsar

    Thanks for the LOLs, but are they real or photoshopped?

  83. @Achmed E. Newman
    Yeah, and all that bitterness for a guy who's not a whole lot less of a lefty destroyer anyway. You really gotta wonder if they know this, but are just writing this crap to make Conservatives feel complacent.

    That is a really good and obvious line (OK, NOW it is!), Steve. However, it goes back to the roots of the party names I guess. The Republicans may have believed more in the original idea of a Constitutional Republic over the years. (That would not include one of the founding members, the anything-but-Constitutional Abe Lincoln.)

    Since the middle 1990's after the Contract with America was put in the shredder, they've been just 2 squads of the same party, squabbling over little details.

    Replies: @Abolish_public_education

    It looks like Colorado really came through, albeit by the skin of voters’ teeth, in opposition to school bonds/taxes (and the raising of local TABOR spending limits).

  84. @countenance
    The non-crazy would do well to analyze the Virginia voters who voted Biden one year ago and Youngkin yesterday. The moral of the story tends to be in the margins and differentials. I predict that those people will be heavily white or adjacent suburban soccer moms and white women public school teachers.

    Replies: @Thea, @Barnard, @Wokechoke, @Bridgeport_IPA

    Hispanics broke for Youngkin at nearly the same ratio as whites. There’s more in the margins who reject CRT, mandates, et. al.

  85. @Dave Pinsen

    “Critical race theory” is an extremely polite euphemism used by Republicans unwilling to denounce it for what it is: anti-white racist hate
     
    Yes, but Chris Rufo’s genius was to realize you need a euphemism to fight a euphemism in current-year America. If he called it “anti-white racist hate”, a lot of normies would have tuned him out.

    Replies: @Alec Leamas (hard at work)

    “Critical race theory” is an extremely polite euphemism used by Republicans unwilling to denounce it for what it is: anti-white racist hate

    Yes, but Chris Rufo’s genius was to realize you need a euphemism to fight a euphemism in current-year America. If he called it “anti-white racist hate”, a lot of normies would have tuned him out.

    People who are the architects of these fights have to deal with the world as it is, and that world is still one in which merely defending one’s self from attacks on the basis of being a person of pallor is deemed to be low status.

    So you have to engineer the semantics in order to studiously avoid words which denote low status among your movement in order to have a chance at success.

    As I’ve commented before, the reason this worked is likely because the kids’ parents have had to go through racial humiliation rituals in prior education and as a condition of employment, so the denials have no credibility. The parents likely figure that it’s something that they have to put up with for the sake of their families, but that their kids shouldn’t have to deal with while they’re captives of adult strangers.

  86. @Wilkey
    If there's a Pultizer Prize for the most hot air in a single column, this would be the winner running away.

    Democrats in Congress had months to prove that they could legislate, to demonstrate that a government of the people, by the people and for the people could still function despite the creeping authoritarianism...
     
    Who, exactly, are these "creeping authoritarians" in a country controlled entirely by Democrats?

    And if we're still believing the nonsense about the "government of the people, by the people, and for the people," why won't the Biden Administation provide honest answers about how many illegals are crossing our borders and how many it is allowing to stay?


    They let President Biden down.
     
    This is perilously close to "Dear Leader" territory.

    Correction: it *is* in "Dear Leader" territory.


    And on Tuesday night, Terry McAuliffe paid the price.
     
    McAuliffe didn't run a terrible campaign - he was let down!

    Virginia voters decided not to return him for a second nonconsecutive term as governor, instead electing Republican businessman Glenn Youngkin, who ran a Trump-inspired campaign of disinformation, conspiracy theories and race-baiting.
     
    Conspiracy theories? Name one conspiracy theory Youngkin campaigned on.

    Race baiting? The party that's lecturing us about white privilege, inciting BLM rioters, establishing race quotas, and pushing Ibram Kendi on everyone is upset that voters are mad about it. Just before assuming his position as Dear Leader, Biden literally was in a video stating that he would give aid only to small businesses that weren't owned by white men. It's not some video caught surreptitiously in a meeting or casual conversation. It's a video he literally posted to his own Twitter page.

    "Critical Race Theory" is probably not exactly what's being taught in public schools - which is why it will take a lot more than simply "banning Critical Race Theory" to fix what's wrong in the schools - but it is a great, catchy term to describe the white hatred that is being taught. And it's about a billion times more accurate than Democrats who claimed that Trump "put kids in cages."


    The Manchins and the Sinemas and the Jayapals, by making the perfect the enemy of the (very) good, have handed an advantage to an illiberal faction that is stoking White nationalism
     
    Democrats literally refused to vote on a massive infrastructure bill that literally has bipartisan support, until they got the $3.5 trillion queen of all welfare bills through. That ain't on Manchin or Sinema, who wanted to vote on the infrastructure bill first. The infrastructure bill was all done and ready to go. The failure to pass it is all on Pelosi amd Schumer and the rest of the Far Left.


    And according to Milbank, "Criticial Race Theory" is a conspiracy theory term, but it's perfectly OK for Milbank to denigrate as "white nationalists" people who are simply tired of open borders and anti-white race quotas; the 99.9% of Republicans who have never visited a white nationalist website or meeting, and who had never even heard the term "white nationalist" until people like Milbank started referring to them as that.


    From Wikipedia: "Milbank was born to a Jewish family,the son of Ann C. and Mark A. Milbank. He is a graduate of Yale University, where he was a member of Trumbull College, the Progressive Party of the Yale Political Union and the secret society Skull and Bones.
     
    Oh, gotcha. Five of the six most powerful members of Biden's cabinet are Jewish. The sixth one is black. Under Obama, the Supreme Court almost became 44% Jewish.

    Milbank is a member of by far the most powerful ethnic group in this country, but he's mad that the rest of us are mad that we are being actively discriminated against. Well fuck him.

    Replies: @Wokechoke, @SunBakedSuburb, @James J O'Meara, @Polistra

    “campaign of disinformation, conspiracy theories and race-baiting.”

    Doubtless he’s referring to the Lincoln Project false-flag stunt.

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/virginia-gubernatorial-governor-race-mcauliffe-youngkin-tiki-torch-lincoln-project-11635713368

  87. @Arclight
    Well, at least it's an honest and heartfelt take from Milbank. Whenever you see someone on the left screeching about protecting "our democracy" they mean the only legitimate outcome is Democratic control.

    Just watched a clip from CNN where Dana Milbank was discussing the win and although her analysis for Youngkin's win appeared pretty accurate, her stone-faced expression was revealing, if not surprising.

    Replies: @Jim Bob Lassiter, @Rouetheday, @Alec Leamas (hard at work), @Ripple Earthdevil, @Mark Spahn (West Seneca, NY), @William Badwhite, @SMK, @kaganovitch, @Ron Mexico

    ” her analysis”… She’s a man, baby!

  88. Democrats did not let McAuliffe down, he screwed up!
    He was on his way to an easy win, and somehow managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
    How?
    He didn’t listen to the voters.
    He didn’t listen when a man’s daughter was raped by a boy wearing a skirt in the girls bathroom
    He didn’t listen when her father complained at the school board meeting, and was arrested.
    He didn’t listen when parents complained about CRT being taught in schools.
    Who did he listen to?
    He listened to the school board when they denied the rape happened.
    He listened to the school board that denied CRT was being taught.
    He listened to the Washington Post when they said parents had no say in their childrens education.
    He listened to Obama who said the fuss over the rape was fake outrage.
    He listened to the FBI and white house when they called parents who complained at school board meetings Domestic Terrorists.

    McAuliffe could have turned the race around and won if he had simply appologized, acknowledged the rape, the father’s pain, and parents legitimate concerns. He didn’t. He couldn’t. So now the Washington Post blames the voters.

    • Agree: S. Anonyia
    • Replies: @hooodathunkit
    @Dogmatix

    McAuliffe couldn't do that though, he's joined at the hip to the teacher's unions. In an internal email from his previous term, the Virginia Education Association referred to McAuliffe as "our Goalie in the Mansion" after he's vetoed every bill they asked him to.

  89. Interesting that the election was so narrowly-decided, given that McAuliffe was very pro-jab-mandate and that he called Youngkin an ‘anti-vaxxer’.

    These sorts of near-things are what happens when women are allowed to vote; the average housewife is roughly as stupid as the average black. So the most powerful political office in the world is held by a frail old man who shits his pants, and a candidate who states quite unambiguously that he’ll further erode civil liberties is only narrowly defeated by someone less odious on a key issue for our time.

    Virginia escaped the clutches of Karenocracy by the skin of its teeth.

    Note: as usual I hold no brief for either half of the parasitic machine of any country’s political class: I would prefer that all of them were subjected to intense machete-based therapy.

    • Replies: @jsm
    @Kratoklastes


    the average housewife is roughly as stupid as the average black.
     
    This is false. It's actually above-average IQ women who are married stay at home mothers (i.e., housewives.) Because it takes a lot of critical thinking ability, and mental strength to withstand social pressure, to understand that an infant's need for his mother is as basic as his need for food.


    It's the women who think fulfillment comes from dumping the kids in indifferent daycare centers and driving for an hour each way on freeways so she can spend 8 hours in a cubicle, who are the dumb-as-bricks ones.
  90. @Wokechoke
    @Wilkey

    I swear this may all boil down to protecting a rape-y 14 year old POC. It almost always does.

    Replies: @Wilkey

    That poor man whose daughter was raped and who was arrested at the Loudoun school board meeting must have at least some sense of consolation after last night’s election.

    • Replies: @That Would Be Telling
    @Wilkey


    That poor man whose daughter was raped and who was arrested at the Loudoun school board meeting must have at least some sense of consolation after last night’s election.
     
    Given that with the exception of one Member of the House of Delegates, the lower house of the state legislature, it was a clean sweep for Democrats and the school district's 130 million in general obligation bonds, I doubt it (although I didn't try to figure out all the town council and mayor votes).

    Likely including in the future, businessmen turned Republican politicians tend to share the party's general instinct to always go for the capillary.

    Replies: @kaganovitch

    , @William Badwhite
    @Wilkey


    That poor man whose daughter was raped and who was arrested at the Loudoun school board meeting must have at least some sense of consolation after last night’s election.
     
    Youngkin's first official act should be a pardon for the man.
  91. @Luke Lea
    When I wrote in my comment above that "Republicans are trying to get a handle on mass-low-skilled immigration and the offshoring of labor-intensive manufacturing to low-wage countries overseas" I should have written "reform Republicans," which of course would be a euphemism for MAGA Republicans (aka Trump Republicans). Euphemisms are good.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @That Would Be Telling

    When I wrote in my comment above that “Republicans are trying to get a handle on mass-low-skilled immigration and the offshoring of labor-intensive manufacturing to low-wage countries overseas” I should have written “reform Republicans,”

    Can you name some of them with any stature, who aren’t fully for this as long as it’s done legally, or legalized after the fact?

  92. @Wilkey
    @Wokechoke

    That poor man whose daughter was raped and who was arrested at the Loudoun school board meeting must have at least some sense of consolation after last night's election.

    Replies: @That Would Be Telling, @William Badwhite

    That poor man whose daughter was raped and who was arrested at the Loudoun school board meeting must have at least some sense of consolation after last night’s election.

    Given that with the exception of one Member of the House of Delegates, the lower house of the state legislature, it was a clean sweep for Democrats and the school district’s 130 million in general obligation bonds, I doubt it (although I didn’t try to figure out all the town council and mayor votes).

    Likely including in the future, businessmen turned Republican politicians tend to share the party’s general instinct to always go for the capillary.

    • Replies: @kaganovitch
    @That Would Be Telling

    Likely including in the future, businessmen turned Republican politicians tend to share the party’s general instinct to always go for the capillary.

    Great line! I'm going to 'borrow' it if you don't mind.

  93. @Wade Hampton
    @ScarletNumber

    The Civil War never ended. The Northeast continues to try to destroy the rest of the country. Antifa is today's replacement for John Brown and the Abolitionists.

    See below for more details.



    From Timothy Duskin in the Abbeville Institute:


    "...the true reason for the differences between the North and the South which led to that war was stated by James Henley Thornwell (1812-1862). He was the President of Columbia Theological Seminary in Columbia, South Carolina, founder of the Southern Presbyterian Review, and editor of the Southern Quarterly Review. This is what he said in the Southern Literary Messenger for July 1851:

    “The parties in this conflict are not merely Abolitionists and Slaveholders; they are Atheists, Socialists, Communists, Red Republicans, Jacobins on the one side, and the friends of order and regulated freedom on the other. In one word, the world is the battle ground, Christianity and Atheism the combatants, and the progress of humanity the stake. One party seems to regard society, with all its complicated interests, its divisions and subdivisions, as the machinery of man, which, as it has been invented and arranged by his ingenuity and skill, may be taken to pieces, reconstructed, altered or repaired, as experience shall indicate defects or confusion in the original plan. The other party beholds in it the ordinance of God; and contemplates ‘this little scene of human life’ as placed in the middle of a scheme, whose beginnings must be traced to the unfathomable depths of the past, and whose development and completion must be sought in the still more unfathomable depths of the future – a scheme, as Butler expresses it, ‘not fixed, but progressive, in every way incomprehensible;’ in which, consequently, irregularity is the confession of our ignorance, disorder the proof of our blindness, and with which it is as awful temerity to tamper as to sport with the name of God.”
     

     

    Replies: @S. Anonyia, @Reg Cæsar

    I’d say the California, Washington State, and tech companies have ultimately played a bigger role in pushing the worst aspects of woke theology than the Northeast. The Northeast follows the trends, they aren’t starting them.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @S. Anonyia


    The Northeast follows the trends, they aren’t starting them.
     
    Men such as Mr Hampton are still sore that their beloved Sambo and Jemima were taken away. By people who listened to the perfidious Brits. Who got a little persnickety about what they called the Yanks sneaking into Upper Canada and the Maritimes to retrieve them.

    By the way, the US and Haiti are not, as often claimed, the only countries to have eliminated slavery by violent means. The British did so by legislation in 1807 and 1834.

    Which, also by the way, is why there are so many Indians in the Caribbean lands.

  94. @That Would Be Telling
    @Wilkey


    That poor man whose daughter was raped and who was arrested at the Loudoun school board meeting must have at least some sense of consolation after last night’s election.
     
    Given that with the exception of one Member of the House of Delegates, the lower house of the state legislature, it was a clean sweep for Democrats and the school district's 130 million in general obligation bonds, I doubt it (although I didn't try to figure out all the town council and mayor votes).

    Likely including in the future, businessmen turned Republican politicians tend to share the party's general instinct to always go for the capillary.

    Replies: @kaganovitch

    Likely including in the future, businessmen turned Republican politicians tend to share the party’s general instinct to always go for the capillary.

    Great line! I’m going to ‘borrow’ it if you don’t mind.

    • Thanks: That Would Be Telling
  95. Youngkin won but not by much. The main-in ballots heavily favored McAuliffe, and this will never go away. Republicans have to up their game with the main-in ballots.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @Paperback Writer

    No, they have to limit postal ballots to people in select occupational categories and domestic situations who will have set up a standing order for such ballots, renewable quadrennially. No more than 10% of the electorate have an abiding situation which would prevent them from voting in person, fewer in the eastern United States. Establish one precinct for every 1,000 residents and have the polls open for 15 hours on the Friday and Saturday after All Saints' Day, and people will have ample opportunity to vote in person.

    Replies: @Jack D

  96. Dana Milbank, Rubin and other Jewish supremacists at WaPo, who defend Israel crimes against Palestinians, have no moral authority to sit in judgment of America.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @Stan

    1. There are no 'Jewish supremicists' outside your imagination.

    2. The Arabs on the West Bank and Gaza are not badly treated. If they want a more agreeable situation than the one they have, they can bargain for it in good faith. They've been offered it on six separate occasions, all spurned or sabotaged by their politicians and Arab governments.

    Replies: @Moses

  97. @Wilkey
    @Wokechoke

    That poor man whose daughter was raped and who was arrested at the Loudoun school board meeting must have at least some sense of consolation after last night's election.

    Replies: @That Would Be Telling, @William Badwhite

    That poor man whose daughter was raped and who was arrested at the Loudoun school board meeting must have at least some sense of consolation after last night’s election.

    Youngkin’s first official act should be a pardon for the man.

  98. @James J O'Meara
    @Wilkey

    "They let President Biden down.

    This is perilously close to “Dear Leader” territory. Correction: it *is* in “Dear Leader” territory."


    If only the President knew! (*)

    * Supposedly, loyal peasants would, when told of some government snafu or corruption, immediately signal loyalty by moaning "If only the Czar knew!"

    Replies: @Hunsdon

    This also happened with Stalin.

  99. The spin is written before the event, not after.

    From the BBC news site yesterday, US and Canada section:

    Virginia election: A tight race for the governor’s mansion

    There’s a dead heat… Republicans have railed… some Democrats are conflicted…

    From the BBC news site, this morning UK time, World section, main story:

    Shock win for Republican in Virginia governor vote

    Some actual fact follows and then not opinion but analysis.

    The Trump playbook without Trump
    By Tara McKelvey, BBC News, Fairfax, Virginia

    The restaurant was crowded, with people angling for the best place to watch election returns on big screens, with American flags everywhere.

    They had gathered for a watch party, hoping to see their candidate, Glenn Youngkin, a Republican, win the governor’s race.

    Over the past several months, he has charted a course for conservatives – he talks frequently about race relations in the US, and has denounced the teaching of critical race theory.

    He ran on a law-and-order platform, and opposed mask mandates, and his messaging echoed the kind that Mr Trump uses. But Mr Youngkin kept his distance from the former president.

  100. @Reg Cæsar
    @Luke Lea


    Euphemisms are good
     
    https://waterlandblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/DM-LetsGoBrandonSE1.jpg


    Hey, it's a bandwagon--might as well hop on:



    https://runt-of-the-web.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/late-work-e1498580014845.jpg

    https://www.newshub.co.nz/dam/form-uploaded-images/Racist-sign-YouTube-1120.jpg

    https://www.liveabout.com/thmb/WhpuWgoV9YsNfPpvtsWBVEDt8ao=/1250x0/filters:no_upscale():max_bytes(150000):strip_icc():format(webp)/fat-hacked-sign-58b8cee83df78c353c21c811.jpg

    https://grahamcluley.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/lockdown.jpeg

    https://grahamcluley.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/facebook-post.jpeg

    https://i2-prod.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article23421260.ece/ALTERNATES/n310p/0_traffic-road-signs.jpg


    https://www.hackread.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/most-awesome-traffic-sighboards-hacking-main.png

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    Thanks for the LOLs, but are they real or photoshopped?

  101. Expect Virginia Democrats to stress early voting even more in the future.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2021-elections/virginia-governor-results

    ELECTION DAY VOTES 57%
    McAuliffe 42%
    Youngkin 58%

    EARLY IN PERSON VOTES 25%
    McAuliffe 54%
    Youngkin 46%

    EARLY BY MAIL VOTES 9%
    McAuliffe 75%
    Youngkin 24%

  102. My favorite news blurb what about the furniture deliveryman in New Jersey who defeated the State Senator who was President of the senate and has been in office for over twenty years. The incumbent was a political heavy.

    Edward Durr ran as a Republican in his spare time which suggests to me that the Republicans had. deal not to seriously contest the seat.

    Durr said he’ll be fiscally responsible. His campaign spent \$153 at Dunkin Donuts and on posters

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/11/03/truck-driver-edward-durr-holds-2229-vote-lead-over-democrat-senate-president/.

    • Replies: @mc23
    @mc23

    Edward Durr's Campaign Video, great piece of Americana

    https://twitter.com/PaulGerke/status/1456020667707666441

    , @MEH 0910
    @mc23

    https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/1456295215715786753

    Replies: @That Would Be Telling, @Charles Pewitt

  103. @mc23
    My favorite news blurb what about the furniture deliveryman in New Jersey who defeated the State Senator who was President of the senate and has been in office for over twenty years. The incumbent was a political heavy.

    Edward Durr ran as a Republican in his spare time which suggests to me that the Republicans had. deal not to seriously contest the seat.

    Durr said he'll be fiscally responsible. His campaign spent $153 at Dunkin Donuts and on posters

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/11/03/truck-driver-edward-durr-holds-2229-vote-lead-over-democrat-senate-president/.

    Replies: @mc23, @MEH 0910

    Edward Durr’s Campaign Video, great piece of Americana

    • Thanks: Captain Tripps
  104. @Paperback Writer
    Youngkin won but not by much. The main-in ballots heavily favored McAuliffe, and this will never go away. Republicans have to up their game with the main-in ballots.

    Replies: @Art Deco

    No, they have to limit postal ballots to people in select occupational categories and domestic situations who will have set up a standing order for such ballots, renewable quadrennially. No more than 10% of the electorate have an abiding situation which would prevent them from voting in person, fewer in the eastern United States. Establish one precinct for every 1,000 residents and have the polls open for 15 hours on the Friday and Saturday after All Saints’ Day, and people will have ample opportunity to vote in person.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Art Deco

    Why not have everyone vote in person on the first Tuesday in November, the way that worked for the first 200 years of American democracy?

    Replies: @Art Deco

  105. @Stan
    Dana Milbank, Rubin and other Jewish supremacists at WaPo, who defend Israel crimes against Palestinians, have no moral authority to sit in judgment of America.

    Replies: @Art Deco

    1. There are no ‘Jewish supremicists’ outside your imagination.

    2. The Arabs on the West Bank and Gaza are not badly treated. If they want a more agreeable situation than the one they have, they can bargain for it in good faith. They’ve been offered it on six separate occasions, all spurned or sabotaged by their politicians and Arab governments.

    • Replies: @Moses
    @Art Deco


    There are no ‘Jewish supremicists’ outside your imagination.
     
    Lol. False. Ask Rabbi Yoel Lieberman and Rabbi Yehuda HaLevi if they feel imaginary.

    https://www.yeshiva.co/ask/5200

    Many more where they came from. Their thoughts speak for themselves:


    We have already mentioned the words of the Ra’avad with regards to an animal slaughtered by a Gentile: "for the Gentiles are like animals…and one who thinks of them as something [worthwhile] will gather the wind in his fist." It is clear that this is not a simple Halachic argument merely explaining why he disagrees with Maimonides on matters of Halacha, but rather the expression of an entire outlook concerning the Gentiles. As far as an explanation is concerned, his words speak for themselves.

    In the first part of his book The Kuzari, Rabbi Yehuda HaLevi explains at length the nation of Israel’s exceptional nature and the difference between them and the other nations. To the Kuzari king’s question (paragraph 102): "Why was the Torah not given to all mankind? Would it not have been better or more commensurate with Divine wisdom?" the Rabbi answers (paragraph 103): "Would it not have been best if all the animals could speak?
     

    Replies: @Art Deco

  106. Nothing will change, this dude is just a Swamp Rat with different colors.

    Fascinating, though, how the corporate media finds a smear label for the latest batch of righties and throws it on anyone they can call a right winger, and how this trick is as old as time and still works. .

    For example, I watched the first season of sexual predator Kevin Spacey’s old HBO series House of Cards (a remake of the British version). Spacey is a Dem Congressman whip who was spurned by the new President for a job and thus has decided to declare a secretive war on the man to bring him to ruin. In the first season he works to secure a big national political victory to get his name in the headlines so he can leverage that and some blackmail and double dealing into the vice presidential slot (don’t ask, its extremely complicated and soapy).

    So Spacey is wheeling and dealing with fellow D’s and R’s to get a big deal on an education bill, and keeps using the effective insult “Tea Party” against R’s who don’t oppose him. At one point, he even mockingly tells a recalcitrant R, “That’s sounds just like a Tea Partier.”

    The show debuted in 2013, right after the the “rise” of the Tea Party from 2010-2012 and during its neutering by the Deep State R’s who coopted and drove into irrelevance. So Spacey was in real time displaying how quickly the Deep State will smear a righty group and then paste the label on everyone perceived against the Marxist party.

    Everything old is new again. Calling this guy a Trump guy is laughable, but effective with those hypnotized by their TVs.

  107. I oppose all forms of voting, but especially the convenience sort.

    None of this 10% baloney: Show up in-person, or else spectate. We also need to reinstate the poll tax. A presidential ballot should cost \$800 [sic]. (Based on how much the big government parties are willing spend on advertising, and how much pork they dispense beginning in January, they have no standing to object to such a tax.)

    Voters per precinct is probably regulated at the state level, but I would limit the number to ~50. Voter ID is not an issue when the front desk clerk knows every voter by name. “Hi, Betty! Your cousin was here at 2:00.” Poll taxes can be used to pay for the cost of additional precincts (though I strongly prefer that the money gets redistributed to non-registereds).

    I can’t stand early voting. There’s no question that some early voters die before Election Day. That’s voting from the grave. Why not allow registereds to proxy ahead 50 years. If I croak before 2071, then cast my ballot for DEMs and schools, straight down the line.

  108. In Buffalo the mayor, a black man, defeated a black woman to maintain his office. Both are democrats. The woman won the dem primary and the mayor won by running as a write in candidate. The endorsed candidate received in person support from AOC and endorsements from senators bernie sanders, chuck schumer and kirsten gillibrand. My take, even heavily democrat areas like Buffalo are tired of the political class. Saw this just a few years ago.

  109. This is interesting:

    Biden labels report government to pay separated immigrants \$450,000 ‘garbage’

    He could be lying, of course.

    But if it is true, why the hell did Biden wait until after yesterday’s elections to disavow it? The Wall Street Journal first reported on it five full days before the election. How mad do you think Terry McAuliffe is over this?

    Or maybe, for some ridiculous reason, the Biden Admin thought that reminding people of “kids in cages” would actually help them win – like a dog whistle to Hispanics and suburban moms.

  110. Dana Milbank’s family are carney folk going back generations. One of the key parts of carney culture is “kayfabe” which is essentially staying in character and pretending to believe the lies you are telling. Milbank has imported carney culture into what the WaPo humorously calls “opinion journalism”.

    Milbank knows the reason McAwful lost, but can’t say it.

    Tbe Democrat party’s coalition of the fringes includes one of the most extreme fringes — the teachers unions. The unions support teaching their students anti-white racism and gender confusion.

    So when a boy wearing a dress goes into a girl’s school restroom and rapes a girl, the principal of that school covers up the crime, moves the boy to another school where he commits another rape, McAwful publicly and repeatedly says that parents should butt out and let the education professionals manage the situation.

    That’s why McAwful lost. Because the Democrat party has become the party of teacher’s unions, race hustlers, perverts and vote fraud.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Wade Hampton


    So when a boy wearing a dress goes into a girl’s school restroom and rapes a girl, the principal of that school covers up the crime, moves the boy to another school where he commits another rape, McAwful publicly and repeatedly says that parents should butt out and let the education professionals manage the situation.
     
    That sounds like the Catholic church and its problem priests - except the church was required to pay out billions of dollars in compensation.
    , @Art Deco
    @Wade Hampton

    Dana Milbank’s family are carney folk going back generations. One of the key parts of carney culture is “kayfabe” which is essentially staying in character and pretending to believe the lies you are telling. Milbank has imported carney culture into what the WaPo humorously calls “opinion journalism”.

    His grandfathers were Gordon Milbank and Howard Schulman. One was an engineer, the other a lawyer.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  111. GeneralRipper [AKA "J.S. Tomlin"] says:
    @Citizen of a Silly Country
    @ScarletNumber

    If you think tearing down the monuments has anything to do with the Civil War, you're a fool.

    It's about hated of current whites and the destruction of our past so that we won't have a future for our people.

    Replies: @GeneralRipper, @James Forrestal

    If you think tearing down the monuments has anything to do with the Civil War, you’re a fool.

    It’s about hated of current whites and the destruction of our past so that we won’t have a future for our people.

    Bravo.

    Also, I would have to say the people who are intent on tearing down monuments and desecrating graves are the ones who can’t seem to “move on”.

  112. Lt Gov-elect of the Commonwealth of Virginia is a woman after my own heart. On Twitter:

    “Being told from many new followers that I’m ‘based’. I need to be caught up on the new lingo, but I’m guessing this is a compliment?”

    • Replies: @Citizen of a Silly Country
    @Reg Cæsar

    Cuck.

  113. @Wade Hampton
    @ScarletNumber

    The Civil War never ended. The Northeast continues to try to destroy the rest of the country. Antifa is today's replacement for John Brown and the Abolitionists.

    See below for more details.



    From Timothy Duskin in the Abbeville Institute:


    "...the true reason for the differences between the North and the South which led to that war was stated by James Henley Thornwell (1812-1862). He was the President of Columbia Theological Seminary in Columbia, South Carolina, founder of the Southern Presbyterian Review, and editor of the Southern Quarterly Review. This is what he said in the Southern Literary Messenger for July 1851:

    “The parties in this conflict are not merely Abolitionists and Slaveholders; they are Atheists, Socialists, Communists, Red Republicans, Jacobins on the one side, and the friends of order and regulated freedom on the other. In one word, the world is the battle ground, Christianity and Atheism the combatants, and the progress of humanity the stake. One party seems to regard society, with all its complicated interests, its divisions and subdivisions, as the machinery of man, which, as it has been invented and arranged by his ingenuity and skill, may be taken to pieces, reconstructed, altered or repaired, as experience shall indicate defects or confusion in the original plan. The other party beholds in it the ordinance of God; and contemplates ‘this little scene of human life’ as placed in the middle of a scheme, whose beginnings must be traced to the unfathomable depths of the past, and whose development and completion must be sought in the still more unfathomable depths of the future – a scheme, as Butler expresses it, ‘not fixed, but progressive, in every way incomprehensible;’ in which, consequently, irregularity is the confession of our ignorance, disorder the proof of our blindness, and with which it is as awful temerity to tamper as to sport with the name of God.”
     

     

    Replies: @S. Anonyia, @Reg Cæsar

    One party seems to regard society, with all its complicated interests, its divisions and subdivisions, as the machinery of man

    Sociology was imported from France in 1854 to defend racial diversity. The racial diversity of the plantation states.

    The other party beholds in it the ordinance of God…

    God, who placed the African in Africa. As opposed to man, who thought he was smarter than God, and transported him here. Rather ungodly of him.

    Inviting Africans to North America is like leading livestock into the kitchen. Not a sign of civilized values.

    • Agree: Ron Mexico
    • Replies: @GeneralRipper
    @Reg Cæsar

    Southern Plantation owners didn't bring the Negros to America, Reg.

    Your Puritan ancestors did.

    Bitter pill to swallow, heh?

  114. @S. Anonyia
    @Wade Hampton

    I’d say the California, Washington State, and tech companies have ultimately played a bigger role in pushing the worst aspects of woke theology than the Northeast. The Northeast follows the trends, they aren’t starting them.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    The Northeast follows the trends, they aren’t starting them.

    Men such as Mr Hampton are still sore that their beloved Sambo and Jemima were taken away. By people who listened to the perfidious Brits. Who got a little persnickety about what they called the Yanks sneaking into Upper Canada and the Maritimes to retrieve them.

    By the way, the US and Haiti are not, as often claimed, the only countries to have eliminated slavery by violent means. The British did so by legislation in 1807 and 1834.

    Which, also by the way, is why there are so many Indians in the Caribbean lands.

  115. @Reg Cæsar
    @Jack D


    Stalinallee (Stalin Blvd) was a monumental socialist boulevard built by E. Germany after WWII. After 1961, it was renamed Karl-Marx-Allee in a clandestine operation (everything in E. Germany was a clandestine operation – one day they changed the signs overnight, in the dark of night, without telling anyone in advance – you woke up and the signs were different, no explanation given)
     
    I want to do this in Paris-- replace Wilson and Roosevelt with the Lindberghs. They opposed our invasions of France.

    Since German reunification, renaming the street back to its prewar name, Große Frankfurter Straße, has periodically been discussed but so far without any results.
     
    Berliners are authoritarian by blood, with a good dose of apolitical libertinism to let off steam. Bonn should have remained the capital, but Germans all over have a sick fascination with Berlin. Several football clubs in the Rheinland are named Borussia, i.e., Latin for Prussia.

    Replies: @Jack D

    The street that leads to the airport in Philly is named Lindbergh Blvd. (before they built a more modern expressway, it was the main access route). I’m surprised it hasn’t been cancelled. Yet.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Jack D


    The street that leads to the airport in Philly is named Lindbergh Blvd. (before they built a more modern expressway, it was the main access route). I’m surprised it hasn’t been cancelled. Yet.
     
    There is still a Lindbergh Terminal at MSP. However, both that and the Hubert Humphrey Terminal have had a second name added, Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 respectively. This was done for the legitimate reason that drivers were often confused, and the terminal entrances were four miles apart by highway, even though they shared runways.

    However, it was also a very smooth way to finesse the issue, as with King County in Washington.

    After the numbering, I always referred to them as "the Lindbergh Terminal" and "Terminal 2". That is not what they had in mind!
  116. @Art Deco
    @Paperback Writer

    No, they have to limit postal ballots to people in select occupational categories and domestic situations who will have set up a standing order for such ballots, renewable quadrennially. No more than 10% of the electorate have an abiding situation which would prevent them from voting in person, fewer in the eastern United States. Establish one precinct for every 1,000 residents and have the polls open for 15 hours on the Friday and Saturday after All Saints' Day, and people will have ample opportunity to vote in person.

    Replies: @Jack D

    Why not have everyone vote in person on the first Tuesday in November, the way that worked for the first 200 years of American democracy?

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @Jack D

    Adoption of the 1st Tuesday after All Saints Day was not generalized until the 1850s. It was a common market day at that time. The utility of Saturday is that it is a regular work day for just 12% of the adult population and you won't have rush hour gluts of people.

  117. @Kratoklastes
    Interesting that the election was so narrowly-decided, given that McAuliffe was very pro-jab-mandate and that he called Youngkin an 'anti-vaxxer'.

    These sorts of near-things are what happens when women are allowed to vote; the average housewife is roughly as stupid as the average black. So the most powerful political office in the world is held by a frail old man who shits his pants, and a candidate who states quite unambiguously that he'll further erode civil liberties is only narrowly defeated by someone less odious on a key issue for our time.

    Virginia escaped the clutches of Karenocracy by the skin of its teeth.

    Note: as usual I hold no brief for either half of the parasitic machine of any country's political class: I would prefer that all of them were subjected to intense machete-based therapy.

    Replies: @jsm

    the average housewife is roughly as stupid as the average black.

    This is false. It’s actually above-average IQ women who are married stay at home mothers (i.e., housewives.) Because it takes a lot of critical thinking ability, and mental strength to withstand social pressure, to understand that an infant’s need for his mother is as basic as his need for food.

    It’s the women who think fulfillment comes from dumping the kids in indifferent daycare centers and driving for an hour each way on freeways so she can spend 8 hours in a cubicle, who are the dumb-as-bricks ones.

  118. @Jack D
    @Reg Cæsar

    The street that leads to the airport in Philly is named Lindbergh Blvd. (before they built a more modern expressway, it was the main access route). I'm surprised it hasn't been cancelled. Yet.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    The street that leads to the airport in Philly is named Lindbergh Blvd. (before they built a more modern expressway, it was the main access route). I’m surprised it hasn’t been cancelled. Yet.

    There is still a Lindbergh Terminal at MSP. However, both that and the Hubert Humphrey Terminal have had a second name added, Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 respectively. This was done for the legitimate reason that drivers were often confused, and the terminal entrances were four miles apart by highway, even though they shared runways.

    However, it was also a very smooth way to finesse the issue, as with King County in Washington.

    After the numbering, I always referred to them as “the Lindbergh Terminal” and “Terminal 2”. That is not what they had in mind!

  119. The Bush, Sr. (Carlyle Group) Candidate got more votes than the Clinton Candidate.

  120. @Sick of Orcs
    @Sean

    Lincoln made the war about slavery but slavery was already on the way out (Lincoln also famously stated if he had to he'd keep slavery to keep the Union.)

    All Americans now live in the shadow of an oppressive, evil federal leviathan.

    The South was right.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Lincoln made the war about slavery but slavery was already on the way out

    No, it wasn’t. It was on the way out during the lifetime of Washington, who had no illusions about the “utility” of such creatures.

    Eli Whitney messed it up with the first working gin, which made the whole Ponzi scheme marginally profitable for a time. Heels were then dug in. The American Colonization Society never got any, pardon the expression, purchase.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @Reg Cæsar

    The American Colonization Society never got any, pardon the expression, purchase.

    It did not because transporting 4,000,000 people across the ocean to an environment with which they are unfamiliar in order that a surviving remnant of them might seize sufficient land from the locals to be able to sustain themselves from agriculture was a less than practical idea.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  121. @Gamecock

    Youngkin, who ran a Trump-inspired campaign of disinformation, conspiracy theories and race-baiting.
     
    Petitio principii.

    Oh, but I forgot, what the word “democracy” actually means
     
    Actually, in the context of Leftard agitprop, it has no meaning at all. They use the word because YOU care, not because they care. They don't. Democracy is a Leftard dog whistle.

    The Republicans may have believed more in the original idea of a Constitutional Republic over the years. (That would not include one of the founding members, the anything-but-Constitutional Abe Lincoln.)
     
    This it true. The South seceded because the Republicans wanted to significantly expand government, and the South didn't want to pay for it (the South was paying for the federal government). See: Morrill Tariff.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    The South seceded because the Republicans wanted to significantly expand government, and the South didn’t want to pay for it (the South was paying for the federal government). See: Morrill Tariff.

    They only had to pay the tariff on foreign gewgaws. Everything they needed they could have built themselves. Were they capable and diligent individuals.

    Pennsylvania, Indiana, and Iowa had nothing the South didn’t. Massachusetts had even less. Maybe if Massa didn’t have to feed all those lazy black bums…

    Lame excuse alert.

  122. @Tiny Duck
    @Redneck farmer

    The election shows white "people" lack empathy and are selfish

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/11/02/reading-beloved-high-school-glenn-youngkin-virginia-election/?utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=wp_opinions&utm_source=twitter

    Americans are being duped into grievances over non-existent problems and conspiracies? Russian bots are helping whip up these ghost-like non-existent problems and conspiracies!

    So called critical race theory is not being taught but it is good thing that the nations children are being told the truth

    Replies: @duncsbaby, @TWS

    What happened?! Did you forget the email address for Ebony Obelisk?

  123. @Redneck farmer
    How long until WaPo has an editorial titled "Only True Human Beings Should Be Able To Vote"?

    Replies: @Tiny Duck, @Rob McX, @sszorin

    You have to understand that propagandists of, and working for, the planetary “intellectual elite” do not think that anybody, aside from members of their own crowd, should have the real right to vote.
    This “Dana Milbank” is one of the elite class that not long ago run the ideology and propaganda departments of communist parties of communist-socialist states of Central and East Europe.
    The only “right to vote” in those former communist states was the right to vote the right way.
    There was only one party to choose to vote for, to ensure that in each election the common people could vote only the right way.
    Dana Milbank is a Jew and thus he is a member of “the spiritual and intellectual elite of our planet”.
    It is his right and prerogative to tell you what you are allowed to think and what you have to do.
    It is his right and prerogative to, first, argue for, and then, to try to enforce the agenda of social and cultural “progress”. This naturally inv0lves the elimination of competing ideologies and parties and their supporters.
    When the push comes to shove, and when those who are chosen to lead mankind have the machinery of state fully in their hands, then the elimination becomes physical.
    There are examples from history to illustrate the point.

  124. @Patrick in SC

    Democrats in Congress had months to prove that they could legislate, to demonstrate that a government of the people, by the people and for the people could still functionm,despite the creeping authoritarianism the daily assaults on truth and the conspiracy-minded paranoia.
     
    This guy may have gone to Yale and I didn't, and he may be a Washington Post columnist and I'm not, but I feel pretty confident in saying this guy is just dumb, dumb, dumb.

    Like Steve, I did high school debate, both policy and Lincoln Douglas, and one of the skills debaters are either born with or acquire through reflection and practice is that before you issue your riposte to your opponent, you think through potential counter-arguments to your point, and either modify your point accordingly or issue qualifications to your position so as to pre-empt the impact of your opponents counter argument.

    This guy: "There's like, creeping authoritarianism because of Republicans." Presumably he means how the Republicans who dominate Big Tech and the media are censoring everyone on the internet and on college campuses, and rounding up people who attend leftist protests? My God, on what planet has this guy been living?

    And then there's the "Muh Democracy" bit: Democrats losing in an election is lethal to democracy. So presumably he wants no more elections so democracy will no longer be at risk.

    Dumb, dumb, dumb.

    Replies: @Moses

    Dumb, dumb, dumb.

    Not dumb. He knows exactly what he’s doing.

  125. Yeah, it was a Democrat failure to fully implement their New Woke Agenda that cost them Virginia.

    Yes, Virginia, there is no Santa Claus.

  126. @Jack D
    @Art Deco

    Why not have everyone vote in person on the first Tuesday in November, the way that worked for the first 200 years of American democracy?

    Replies: @Art Deco

    Adoption of the 1st Tuesday after All Saints Day was not generalized until the 1850s. It was a common market day at that time. The utility of Saturday is that it is a regular work day for just 12% of the adult population and you won’t have rush hour gluts of people.

  127. @Reg Cæsar
    @Sick of Orcs


    Lincoln made the war about slavery but slavery was already on the way out
     
    No, it wasn't. It was on the way out during the lifetime of Washington, who had no illusions about the "utility" of such creatures.

    Eli Whitney messed it up with the first working gin, which made the whole Ponzi scheme marginally profitable for a time. Heels were then dug in. The American Colonization Society never got any, pardon the expression, purchase.

    Replies: @Art Deco

    The American Colonization Society never got any, pardon the expression, purchase.

    It did not because transporting 4,000,000 people across the ocean to an environment with which they are unfamiliar in order that a surviving remnant of them might seize sufficient land from the locals to be able to sustain themselves from agriculture was a less than practical idea.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Art Deco

    Panama is not across the ocean. It also has four million people today, may black and English-speaking. (Remember Rod Carew?)

    Had the slaves themselves been given the choice of freedom abroad or continued slavery here, how would that have played out?

  128. Anonymous[222] • Disclaimer says:
    @Wade Hampton
    Dana Milbank’s family are carney folk going back generations. One of the key parts of carney culture is “kayfabe” which is essentially staying in character and pretending to believe the lies you are telling. Milbank has imported carney culture into what the WaPo humorously calls “opinion journalism”.

    Milbank knows the reason McAwful lost, but can’t say it.

    Tbe Democrat party's coalition of the fringes includes one of the most extreme fringes -- the teachers unions. The unions support teaching their students anti-white racism and gender confusion.

    So when a boy wearing a dress goes into a girl’s school restroom and rapes a girl, the principal of that school covers up the crime, moves the boy to another school where he commits another rape, McAwful publicly and repeatedly says that parents should butt out and let the education professionals manage the situation.

    That’s why McAwful lost. Because the Democrat party has become the party of teacher’s unions, race hustlers, perverts and vote fraud.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Art Deco

    So when a boy wearing a dress goes into a girl’s school restroom and rapes a girl, the principal of that school covers up the crime, moves the boy to another school where he commits another rape, McAwful publicly and repeatedly says that parents should butt out and let the education professionals manage the situation.

    That sounds like the Catholic church and its problem priests – except the church was required to pay out billions of dollars in compensation.

  129. @mc23
    My favorite news blurb what about the furniture deliveryman in New Jersey who defeated the State Senator who was President of the senate and has been in office for over twenty years. The incumbent was a political heavy.

    Edward Durr ran as a Republican in his spare time which suggests to me that the Republicans had. deal not to seriously contest the seat.

    Durr said he'll be fiscally responsible. His campaign spent $153 at Dunkin Donuts and on posters

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/11/03/truck-driver-edward-durr-holds-2229-vote-lead-over-democrat-senate-president/.

    Replies: @mc23, @MEH 0910

    • Replies: @That Would Be Telling
    @MEH 0910

    Now this is going to leave a mark and alert more than a few Democrats like the currently most evil Manchin and Sinema that hard Left business as usual politics is bad news. They were able to "find" enough ballots to drag the Governor across the finish line, but when you don't expect trouble, seriously the truck driver spent $153 for some signs or whatever and Dunkin' Donuts, I assume for volunteers, and campaigned part time, you might just not be able to magic up 2,300 counterfeit ballots to "win." And/or maybe he'd made enough enemies in two decades in the state legislature the local Democrats didn't feel overly compelled to help him, this is New Jersey.

    , @Charles Pewitt
    @MEH 0910

    A Durr in New Jersey?

    Lots of German ancestral origins White Core American people in New Jersey and lots of White Core Americans who have some German ancestry.

    I saw that Durr guy in a video and he looked to be sending out the French Yellow Jacket political messaging.

    White Identity Politics Is On The March

    Stephen Sweeney is a nasty crooked corrupt treasonous Leprechaun turd.

    Biden is English and German and Irish and some other ancestries.

  130. Washington Post: Democracy Dies When the Republican Candidate Gets More Votes Than the Democratic Candidate

    Dang it, we gotta rig these elections more thoroughly!

    Can’t let democracy die!

  131. @MEH 0910
    @mc23

    https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/1456295215715786753

    Replies: @That Would Be Telling, @Charles Pewitt

    Now this is going to leave a mark and alert more than a few Democrats like the currently most evil Manchin and Sinema that hard Left business as usual politics is bad news. They were able to “find” enough ballots to drag the Governor across the finish line, but when you don’t expect trouble, seriously the truck driver spent \$153 for some signs or whatever and Dunkin’ Donuts, I assume for volunteers, and campaigned part time, you might just not be able to magic up 2,300 counterfeit ballots to “win.” And/or maybe he’d made enough enemies in two decades in the state legislature the local Democrats didn’t feel overly compelled to help him, this is New Jersey.

  132. @Wade Hampton
    Dana Milbank’s family are carney folk going back generations. One of the key parts of carney culture is “kayfabe” which is essentially staying in character and pretending to believe the lies you are telling. Milbank has imported carney culture into what the WaPo humorously calls “opinion journalism”.

    Milbank knows the reason McAwful lost, but can’t say it.

    Tbe Democrat party's coalition of the fringes includes one of the most extreme fringes -- the teachers unions. The unions support teaching their students anti-white racism and gender confusion.

    So when a boy wearing a dress goes into a girl’s school restroom and rapes a girl, the principal of that school covers up the crime, moves the boy to another school where he commits another rape, McAwful publicly and repeatedly says that parents should butt out and let the education professionals manage the situation.

    That’s why McAwful lost. Because the Democrat party has become the party of teacher’s unions, race hustlers, perverts and vote fraud.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Art Deco

    Dana Milbank’s family are carney folk going back generations. One of the key parts of carney culture is “kayfabe” which is essentially staying in character and pretending to believe the lies you are telling. Milbank has imported carney culture into what the WaPo humorously calls “opinion journalism”.

    His grandfathers were Gordon Milbank and Howard Schulman. One was an engineer, the other a lawyer.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Art Deco



    Dana Milbank’s family are carney folk going back generations.
     
    His grandfathers were Gordon Milbank and Howard Schulman. One was an engineer, the other a lawyer.
     
    Leave it to Mr Deco to split hairs.
  133. @MEH 0910
    @mc23

    https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/1456295215715786753

    Replies: @That Would Be Telling, @Charles Pewitt

    A Durr in New Jersey?

    Lots of German ancestral origins White Core American people in New Jersey and lots of White Core Americans who have some German ancestry.

    I saw that Durr guy in a video and he looked to be sending out the French Yellow Jacket political messaging.

    White Identity Politics Is On The March

    Stephen Sweeney is a nasty crooked corrupt treasonous Leprechaun turd.

    Biden is English and German and Irish and some other ancestries.

  134. @Art Deco
    @Reg Cæsar

    The American Colonization Society never got any, pardon the expression, purchase.

    It did not because transporting 4,000,000 people across the ocean to an environment with which they are unfamiliar in order that a surviving remnant of them might seize sufficient land from the locals to be able to sustain themselves from agriculture was a less than practical idea.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Panama is not across the ocean. It also has four million people today, may black and English-speaking. (Remember Rod Carew?)

    Had the slaves themselves been given the choice of freedom abroad or continued slavery here, how would that have played out?

  135. @Art Deco
    @Wade Hampton

    Dana Milbank’s family are carney folk going back generations. One of the key parts of carney culture is “kayfabe” which is essentially staying in character and pretending to believe the lies you are telling. Milbank has imported carney culture into what the WaPo humorously calls “opinion journalism”.

    His grandfathers were Gordon Milbank and Howard Schulman. One was an engineer, the other a lawyer.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Dana Milbank’s family are carney folk going back generations.

    His grandfathers were Gordon Milbank and Howard Schulman. One was an engineer, the other a lawyer.

    Leave it to Mr Deco to split hairs.

  136. @Achmed E. Newman
    @William Badwhite

    "Technically", what the hell does that mean? She was born with a penis and testicles? So, what, I had a girlfriend with 6 toes one time. (12 altogether. No, not 12 all together, like a duck, but 12 altogether.)

    Replies: @Rob

    I had a girlfriend with 6 toes one time.

    If she had six toes just one time, how many toes did she have other times? On a serious note, polydactyly is a dominant trait, so half your kids would have been at risk for what should be called suprapentadactyly.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @Rob

    Heh!

    As for suprapentadactyly, I duckedduckedwent that one and got nada. My supraLatino powers (OK, Greek maybe) tell me that that's more than 5 toes. A lot of the new immigrant OB docs don't have time or the arithmetic skills to count 'em nowadays, so we probably could have kept that all hush-hush and just used his college fund for a specialty shoe fund instead.

    Replies: @Rob

  137. @Rob
    @Achmed E. Newman


    I had a girlfriend with 6 toes one time.
     
    If she had six toes just one time, how many toes did she have other times? On a serious note, polydactyly is a dominant trait, so half your kids would have been at risk for what should be called suprapentadactyly.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    Heh!

    As for suprapentadactyly, I duckedduckedwent that one and got nada. My supraLatino powers (OK, Greek maybe) tell me that that’s more than 5 toes. A lot of the new immigrant OB docs don’t have time or the arithmetic skills to count ’em nowadays, so we probably could have kept that all hush-hush and just used his college fund for a specialty shoe fund instead.

    • Replies: @Rob
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Oh yeah. Did you ever read that Slate Star codex piece on the bicameral mind?

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

  138. @Reg Cæsar
    @Wade Hampton


    One party seems to regard society, with all its complicated interests, its divisions and subdivisions, as the machinery of man
     
    Sociology was imported from France in 1854 to defend racial diversity. The racial diversity of the plantation states.

    The other party beholds in it the ordinance of God...
     
    God, who placed the African in Africa. As opposed to man, who thought he was smarter than God, and transported him here. Rather ungodly of him.

    Inviting Africans to North America is like leading livestock into the kitchen. Not a sign of civilized values.

    Replies: @GeneralRipper

    Southern Plantation owners didn’t bring the Negros to America, Reg.

    Your Puritan ancestors did.

    Bitter pill to swallow, heh?

  139. @Reg Cæsar
    Lt Gov-elect of the Commonwealth of Virginia is a woman after my own heart. On Twitter:


    "Being told from many new followers that I'm 'based'. I need to be caught up on the new lingo, but I'm guessing this is a compliment?"

    Replies: @Citizen of a Silly Country

    Cuck.

  140. @Art Deco
    @Stan

    1. There are no 'Jewish supremicists' outside your imagination.

    2. The Arabs on the West Bank and Gaza are not badly treated. If they want a more agreeable situation than the one they have, they can bargain for it in good faith. They've been offered it on six separate occasions, all spurned or sabotaged by their politicians and Arab governments.

    Replies: @Moses

    There are no ‘Jewish supremicists’ outside your imagination.

    Lol. False. Ask Rabbi Yoel Lieberman and Rabbi Yehuda HaLevi if they feel imaginary.

    https://www.yeshiva.co/ask/5200

    Many more where they came from. Their thoughts speak for themselves:

    We have already mentioned the words of the Ra’avad with regards to an animal slaughtered by a Gentile: “for the Gentiles are like animals…and one who thinks of them as something [worthwhile] will gather the wind in his fist.” It is clear that this is not a simple Halachic argument merely explaining why he disagrees with Maimonides on matters of Halacha, but rather the expression of an entire outlook concerning the Gentiles. As far as an explanation is concerned, his words speak for themselves.

    In the first part of his book The Kuzari, Rabbi Yehuda HaLevi explains at length the nation of Israel’s exceptional nature and the difference between them and the other nations. To the Kuzari king’s question (paragraph 102): “Why was the Torah not given to all mankind? Would it not have been better or more commensurate with Divine wisdom?” the Rabbi answers (paragraph 103): “Would it not have been best if all the animals could speak?

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @Moses

    I'm sure they're terrifyingly influential in American public life.

  141. @Achmed E. Newman
    @Rob

    Heh!

    As for suprapentadactyly, I duckedduckedwent that one and got nada. My supraLatino powers (OK, Greek maybe) tell me that that's more than 5 toes. A lot of the new immigrant OB docs don't have time or the arithmetic skills to count 'em nowadays, so we probably could have kept that all hush-hush and just used his college fund for a specialty shoe fund instead.

    Replies: @Rob

    Oh yeah. Did you ever read that Slate Star codex piece on the bicameral mind?

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @Rob

    Nah, dang it. I just went and found the tab on my phone. I'll read it on the table instead. Thanks for the reminder, Rob.

  142. @Rob
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Oh yeah. Did you ever read that Slate Star codex piece on the bicameral mind?

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    Nah, dang it. I just went and found the tab on my phone. I’ll read it on the table instead. Thanks for the reminder, Rob.

  143. @beavertales
    @ScarletNumber

    "The Civil War was 155 years ago. If you want to win elections you have to move on."

    The monuments were part of Reconciliation, 'moving on' by reverently honoring the dead of both sides.

    Desecrating statues isn't moving on, it's stoking a new civil war by ripping open wounds.

    Replies: @Joseph Doaks

    “The monuments were part of Reconciliation, ‘moving on’ by reverently honoring the dead of both sides.

    Desecrating statues isn’t moving on, it’s stoking a new civil war by ripping open wounds.”

    This is exactly what’s going on, and it should be crystal clear to all patriotic Americans — but it’s not because way too many Americans are thoughtless and apathetic.

  144. @Moses
    @Art Deco


    There are no ‘Jewish supremicists’ outside your imagination.
     
    Lol. False. Ask Rabbi Yoel Lieberman and Rabbi Yehuda HaLevi if they feel imaginary.

    https://www.yeshiva.co/ask/5200

    Many more where they came from. Their thoughts speak for themselves:


    We have already mentioned the words of the Ra’avad with regards to an animal slaughtered by a Gentile: "for the Gentiles are like animals…and one who thinks of them as something [worthwhile] will gather the wind in his fist." It is clear that this is not a simple Halachic argument merely explaining why he disagrees with Maimonides on matters of Halacha, but rather the expression of an entire outlook concerning the Gentiles. As far as an explanation is concerned, his words speak for themselves.

    In the first part of his book The Kuzari, Rabbi Yehuda HaLevi explains at length the nation of Israel’s exceptional nature and the difference between them and the other nations. To the Kuzari king’s question (paragraph 102): "Why was the Torah not given to all mankind? Would it not have been better or more commensurate with Divine wisdom?" the Rabbi answers (paragraph 103): "Would it not have been best if all the animals could speak?
     

    Replies: @Art Deco

    I’m sure they’re terrifyingly influential in American public life.

  145. @Citizen of a Silly Country
    @ScarletNumber

    If you think tearing down the monuments has anything to do with the Civil War, you're a fool.

    It's about hated of current whites and the destruction of our past so that we won't have a future for our people.

    Replies: @GeneralRipper, @James Forrestal

    How about:

    “The Holycost was more than 75 years ago — in another country, halfway around the world. Not at all relevant to modern Americans in the current year. We’re stepping over that — it’s time to heal and move on.”

    Just that simple statement, without any encitement to mass vandalism attacks on Holycost museums (like the tribally-promoted attacks on White statues) would result in a whole lot of semitic shrieking.

  146. @Sick of Orcs
    I'm pleased Youngkin won but he's still a uniparty shill, opposing Confederate monuments.

    Replies: @ScarletNumber, @Sean, @James Forrestal

    Yeah, best case he’ll cut back slightly on the worst excesses of mandatory indoctrination with anti-White hate propaganda in schools, but even that’s unlikely. Harvard Business School, McKinsey, Carlyle Group, has a history of campaign donations to Jeb Bush, Susan Collins, Rob Portman, Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan…

    And of course, he’s strongly committed to promoting toxic semitism.

  147. @Tiny Duck
    @Redneck farmer

    The election shows white "people" lack empathy and are selfish

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/11/02/reading-beloved-high-school-glenn-youngkin-virginia-election/?utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=wp_opinions&utm_source=twitter

    Americans are being duped into grievances over non-existent problems and conspiracies? Russian bots are helping whip up these ghost-like non-existent problems and conspiracies!

    So called critical race theory is not being taught but it is good thing that the nations children are being told the truth

    Replies: @duncsbaby, @TWS

    7/10 Ducks. Nice delivery humorous rephrase well done. Whoever you really are you can be funny.

  148. @Wokechoke
    Steve,

    Chances are the transsexual Rapist of Loudoun county wasn’t white. Only 42% of the kids in the county system are white. 25% asian, 20% Hispanic 7% black. Couple that with the boy being 14 at the time of the rape, you’ve got a highly probable racial intersection. The girl’s dad for reasons unknown denied he was a racist on the Laura Ingraham show. Why did he say anything about race? Big tell about what occurred. Juvenile legal system strikes again. Explains how easily and shamelessly the boy was transferred to another skoo to predate again.

    Replies: @hooodathunkit

    Local enough to me I know most of the details. Father of the girl victim was called a racist and a liar to get him (more) riled up so they could arrest him for disturbance. The rape itself became complicated that she’d had sex with guy before. The boy and his mother certainly look white. This incident he’s charged with “two counts of forcible sodomy, one count of anal sodomy, and one count of forcible fellatio. [in that order, then he beat the h*ll out of her] He is awaiting trial on the second assault.”

    Interview indicates the woman is unmoored; photo of mom here: Neck amulets indicate reverance for sacred diversity and inclusion, rainbow face diaper, peace symbol earrings, rainbow ‘LoVe Wins’ button, healing crystal on necklace, ‘Hate is not a family value!’ button, ‘Counselors not Cops’ button, Black Lives Matter shirt, sleeveless to show astrological tats. Raises son to be a sexual predator.
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10156749/Mother-skirt-wearing-teen-raped-female-classmate-says-identifies-male.html

    Photo (de-IDed) here: https://4w.pub/mother-of-skirt-wearing-loudoun-rapist/
    Includes the defense: “he was intending for vaginal and it ended up for 10 seconds as anal.”

    No matter what any pundit claims, this and similar incidents across Virginia, along with CRT indoctrination were the #1 through #4 issues for parents. The state went for Hillary 20 points and Biden for over 10. It took this fire to get a 51-49 reversal, and I doubt it’ll keep.

  149. @Dogmatix
    Democrats did not let McAuliffe down, he screwed up!
    He was on his way to an easy win, and somehow managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
    How?
    He didn't listen to the voters.
    He didn't listen when a man's daughter was raped by a boy wearing a skirt in the girls bathroom
    He didn't listen when her father complained at the school board meeting, and was arrested.
    He didn't listen when parents complained about CRT being taught in schools.
    Who did he listen to?
    He listened to the school board when they denied the rape happened.
    He listened to the school board that denied CRT was being taught.
    He listened to the Washington Post when they said parents had no say in their childrens education.
    He listened to Obama who said the fuss over the rape was fake outrage.
    He listened to the FBI and white house when they called parents who complained at school board meetings Domestic Terrorists.

    McAuliffe could have turned the race around and won if he had simply appologized, acknowledged the rape, the father's pain, and parents legitimate concerns. He didn't. He couldn't. So now the Washington Post blames the voters.

    Replies: @hooodathunkit

    McAuliffe couldn’t do that though, he’s joined at the hip to the teacher’s unions. In an internal email from his previous term, the Virginia Education Association referred to McAuliffe as “our Goalie in the Mansion” after he’s vetoed every bill they asked him to.

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