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From the Washington Post:

Noose found on gunman’s locker at Milwaukee Coors facility years before deadly shooting

By Annie Gowen and Katie Zezima
March 4, 2020 at 7:20 a.m. PST

Police have not provided a motive for the Feb. 26 rampage, which ended when gunman Anthony Ferrill killed himself inside the iconic brewery that has produced Miller beer for more than a century. Police also have not said racism played a part in the shooting deaths.

“I don’t believe that was a factor,” said Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morale during an interview on news radio station WTMJ.

Ferrill, who is black, worked as an electrician at the facility for 17 years.

Six current and former employees and others with knowledge of the brewery said overtly racist acts have occurred there for years. A noose was found on Ferrill’s locker in 2015, they said, prompting a brewery-wide meeting with human resources.

The employees also described a workplace where minority workers were subject to racist language and taunts based on their religion.

“Everyone knows the environment we worked in. It’s just a sad situation that it actually happened,” said former brewery worker Jelani Muhammad of the noose on Ferrill’s locker.

Molson Coors said Ferrill was not working the day the noose was reported.

“Our HR team notified him of the incident, it was investigated fully, no camera footage was available to show who placed it on the locker,” the company said in a written statement to The Washington Post. …

Muhammad, who worked at the brewery from 2015 to 2019, said he endured taunts from co-workers about his name and the fact that he is a practicing Muslim. He said people would call him Jamal or Salami. …

Muhammad said the stress of the environment took a toll on his health. He gained weight and was crippled by anxiety. He said he almost called a suicide hotline. Finally, he quit.

Current and former employees said the brewery department was notorious for talk of racism and sexism.

“It’s a good old boys club to this day. There was a saying on the brewery floor — ‘no blacks, no b—–s,’ ” said a current employee who did not give his name for fear of jeopardizing his job. A former brewery floor worker, who did not give his name because he did not want to affect his current employment, said there was “constant harassment. The constant nitpicking. The constant racial things that were done and allowed to be done because our complaints fell on deaf ears.”

Robert Powell, a sanitation worker at the plant from 2013 to 2018, said he saw the n-word scrawled in a bathroom stall in the brewery and a swastika carved into a locker room wall. He recalled a conversation with Ferrill in March 2016, while they were on break watching college basketball games.

“He was a cool guy, didn’t show any type of aggression,” Powell said. But when Powell, who is black, said he was thinking of applying to transfer to the brewery, he said Ferrill had a warning: “They will hate on you down there.” …

Employees said that the noose on Ferrill’s locker was discussed at a brewery-wide meeting held in the “stables” of the brewery, a historic room that once housed the draft horses but now is a meeting space. Ken Litke, then the brewery manager, led the meeting, employees said.

“He said, ‘Obviously this isn’t right. We don’t tolerate this,’ ” the current employee recalled, adding that the manager told employees to respect each other. “It was the kind of thing you would expect a brewery manager to say.”…

State Sen. Lena Taylor, a Democrat who is running for mayor of Milwaukee, said she has spoken to employees since the shooting about what she characterized as “a racially toxic environment” at the plant.

“Based on what the colleagues have told me, [Ferrill] had to deal with a lot,” she said. “So do I believe it was a contributing factor? Yes, there’s no question I believe the racial harassment was a contributing factor. I don’t see how it would not be.”

In 1984 — when the Milwaukee plant was still owned by Miller — William K. Coors, then chairman and chief executive of Adolph Coors Co., was quoted saying that black people lack “intellectual capacity.” The Los Angeles chapter of the NAACP called for a boycott, and more than 500 Southern California liquor stores stopped selling Coors beer. The company signed agreements with black and Hispanic groups to hire minorities, invest in minority-owned businesses and increase the number of minority distributors.

In 1994, Miller Brewing Company paid $2.7 million to settle a racial harassment suit brought by black workers at the company’s plant in Fulton, N.Y., according to news reports at the time. The workers alleged they had been subjected to harassment that included racist graffiti, nooses and racial slurs broadcast over the brewery’s public address system. The company closed the plant shortly before settling the lawsuit and laid off 900 workers.

… Ferrill worked as an in-house electrician in the “powerhouse” utility area of the 82-acre plant.

“His personality made him a target,” said the current employee, who had known Ferrill for more than a decade. “He was a soft-spoken guy.”

… But co-workers said he was struggling at work. He had long suffered chronic back pain that left him frustrated and may have impacted his ability to work, according to lawyer Steven C. Gabert, a personal injury attorney who represented Ferrill after a car accident.

Ferrill told Gabert that his career at Molson Coors made him happy, paid well and allowed him to support his family — his wife, two adult children and a younger daughter — but added that working as an electrician at multiple buildings around the campus was more physically demanding than it seemed.

He was off work for a time on a workers’ compensation claim and became convinced that the company was spying on him and that his house had been broken into, colleagues said.

He expressed that fear to neighbors as well. According to the Associated Press, he told a neighbor, Erna Roenspies, that the company “spies” were checking up on him to make sure he was really sick.

 
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  1. Anonymous[210] • Disclaimer says:

    Oh, racism played a part alright…

    • Agree: Trinity
    • Thanks: Autochthon
  2. jb says:

    OT, but potentially of interest, from Quanta Magazine: The Man Making Rwanda Into a Hub for Physics.

    Given the size of Africa’s population, the number of people there capable of doing theoretical physics may not be entirely trivial. Probably not really top tier though, and there are probably better ways for them to put their talents to use…

    • Replies: @Bardon Kaldian
    @jb

    Well - good luck. Finally some black people showing laudable initiative.

    Replies: @Richard B

    , @Mr. Grey
    @jb


    Given the size of Africa’s population, the number of people there capable of doing theoretical physics may not be entirely trivial.
     
    Yes but the environment where they have to work must be considered. What happens when the locals decide you are conjuring evil spirits to kill all the farm animals and they burn down the laboratory?
  3. Noose, my ass. In Current Year, no white person anywhere is going to be putting a noose on the locker of a black c0-worker. Funny how there wasn’t any surveillance cam footage, eh?

    My guess is that his guy was an affirmative action hire, and was totally stressed out because he was incompetent and/or lazy. Seriously, when’s the last time you saw a black electrician? I have NEVER seen one.

    A media report a few days ago alleged that they guy “watched movies at work” and got into a tiff with a white co-worker, who seems to have called him out for it.

    Sounds to me like all of his white coworkers had to pick up the slack and cover for his incompetence and malfeasance…

    • Replies: @Charon
    @Dr. X

    POCs scrawl racist graffiti and leave crude nooses on desks and lockers, then use same as justification for everything up to massacring white people. MSM amplify and applaud.

    The same usual suspects contend (loudly) that hate hoaxes are victimless crimes--not crimes at all really.


    "The newest co-host of “The Real” insisted that Jussie Smollett’s alleged hoax was “low-key noble,” despite the fact that prosecutors and much of the public believe he lied to police.

    “Even if it was a hoax, this is really happening all the time. And even if it was a hoax for the sake of bringing attention to this, then I’m like, that’s low-key noble,” Seales said.
     

    , @Hypnotoad666
    @Dr. X

    The WaPo has zero facts about the shooter's motivation -- aside from "going postal" over his termination. So instead, they recruit a handful of disgruntled former employees to bitch about how they were not fully appreciated. Based on that irrelevant hearsay and speculation, they conclude the shooter was driven to murder by White microaggressions, or something. It's a pretty unbelievably incompetent and irresponsible piece of "reporting." In other words, par for the course.

    And why hasn't anyone figured out the "Jussie Smollett Rule" yet -- i.e., a "noose" allegation has a 100% correlation with being a hate hoax.

    Replies: @Jack D, @CCZ

    , @Barnard
    @Dr. X

    Another article I read made a reference to Ferrill having multiple work comp claims at least one of which was investigated for potential fraud. This is why he thought the company was spying on him, the work comp carrier was making sure he was actually injured. The most likely explanation for the whole story is he physically couldn't do his job anymore but was certain to file a lawsuit if he was fired. The other employees resented that he was still around while barely working and tried to make life difficult for him. If they thought the noose incident was even possibly legitimate they would have fired every employee who gave him a hard time.

    , @HammerJack
    @Dr. X

    When they hear these stories, every single black person in the country adds it to their mental list of slights. Many white people do as well. And most other POCs.

    The eventual disposition of the case, where it comes out (at best) that there is no evidence whatever that any white people are actually to blame, never registers even in the rare event of its being reported.

    Separately: has anyone ever seen a real locker? How do you "place" a noose on one?

    Replies: @Alden

    , @Achmed E. Newman
    @Dr. X

    Sorry, this should not be a time for levity, as I am just as pissed off at this stuff as anyone, but your point here brings up this The Office episode - hilarious, but note the reality they put into that show too (just the 1st 02:15 or so will do):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0f-HOXTHxok

  4. Short version:

    Washington Post answers the “Should the United States break up?” question in the affirmative.

    • Agree: Bardon Kaldian
    • Replies: @OscarWildeLoveChild
    @AnotherDad

    LOL. Nailed it.

    , @Ragno
    @AnotherDad


    Washington Post answers the “Should the United States break up?” question in the affirmative.
     
    Well put .....but of course an impossibility. (Not the act, but the endorsement.)

    Parasites cannot survive without a host to feed off of, which is why the Fourth Estate can always be relied upon to demand Something Be Done about the menace of white flight....and why white separatism, the right of free association, and/or any acknowledgment of shared concerns among white Americans - even (quite reasonable) fears of violence and lawlessness - all get stirred indiscriminately into the kosher cookpot and magically come out as White Supremacy.

    There's no longer any point in objecting to such "journalism" because - well - who would you object to? They all speak with one ventriloquist's voice today, and your objections would never be published nor broadcast (unless they can cherry-pick a particularly incoherent example rife with misspellings to giggle at). There's no drawing a line in the sand for reasons that have become painfully obvious the past four years; similarly, any attempt to pack up and head for high ground would be brutally suppressed as well.

    And thanks to the monoculture we are now all marinated in, cradle to grave, the last people who can or should be trusted are our own children, who are far too often the sleeper agents under our roofs....and our very noses.

    What's that? "Conservative media"? Ha! Only if you bang your shoe on the lectern while attacking "anti-Semitism" (it's on the rise, don't you know). In case you have ever wondered what they mean by controlled opposition ....well, like the old commercial for dish soap used to point out, relax - you're soaking in it.

    , @MikeatMikedotMike
    @AnotherDad

    So after the break up, all the negroes will start behaving themselves?

  5. One wonders what it will take for White men up in the Really Smart parts of the country to get the message of how much we are all hated by this ruling crowd.

    From Steve’s Taki mag:

    So which side would the U.S. military tend to support in a battle of secessionism vs. nationalism? My impression is that the U.S. military very much enjoys representing the strongest, most ass-kicking country on earth and intends to keep the USA that way.

    But the hard men of the military had best be White men if the system is to hold together. No other group can pull it off. And it doesn’t seem like the Really Smart people are building bridges to them.

    • Replies: @Fed up in Georgia
    @RichardTaylor

    Only the military is significantly populated by minorities these days, and they have the upper hand in promotions, especially is the senior enlisted.

    Replies: @RichardTaylor

  6. The poor chap was bonkers. The rest is just noise.

    • Agree: Cortes
  7. Slightly Off-Topic, …..but I wanted to get this in near the top…=)

    Clown Mayor Eric Garcetti (now a Biden advisor) on Morning Joe re: Biden appeal to the Black community.

    Go to the 6:00 mark. Listen to the next 40 seconds.

    “…I always say people don’t vote just where they are on the political spectrum….especially when you’re voting for President…..they vote on an emotion…….a feeling…..we’re electing a parent…..”

    Thanks, you doofus, for letting the cat out of the bag. Exactly what I have long maintained about Donkey Voters and the Donkey Politicians who seek their vote.

    https://www.msnbc.com/morning-joe/watch/mayor-eric-garcetti-no-one-has-a-bigger-heart-than-joe-biden-79987269776

    • Replies: @ArthurinCali
    @Fred C Dobbs

    Democrats: "We're patronizing, and we know it!" 😎

    , @Awk
    @Fred C Dobbs

    And the irony that Biden was once the king of segregation, and nobody dares to call him on it to stop him from taking 60+% of the black vote and cake walking into the White House. See the link next to my name for the article, apparently I cannot put links here or it becomes spam

  8. >police have not found a motive
    So sick of this. Violence, murder, threats, and terrorism are legal when commited by a black, a Muslim, a leftist or a Democrat. A year later the FBI have nothing to say about Las Vegas. Right wing people who visit public places are hassled by the police. James Fields is crucified but there are any number of violent antifa people who will never be interviewed. Right wing social media comments get you put on a list. Brandon Raub suffered what happened to him becauae he put a song lyric on his facebook page. The Fort Hood shooter all but communicated his intentions per military fetishism in a PowerPoint presentation. In Britain starting a 4chan thread will get you a police visit. After black people broke into a home to shoot a Jew in the face Christopher Wray made clear he will not rest until he locates The Phantom Nazis.
    What is going on in a politician’s or cop’s head when they hope to deter or discourage rightists, while refusing to enforce existing law for their buddies? Broken windows makes intuitive sense because of its consistency. Non-enforcenemt is non-enforcement. A permissive atmosphere for leftists means a permissive atmosphere for rightists, in addition to motivating revenge.

  9. anon[862] • Disclaimer says:

    he told a neighbor, Erna Roenspies, that the company “spies” were checking up on him to make sure he was really sick.

    Insurance will send investigators over a suspect back injury. If it’s legit he’ll be spending most of his time laying down on a hard settee. In a unionised environment like that union organisers would normally shepherd the claim thru regardless of how dodgy it was.
    Doesn’t look like that happened here particularly since he didn’t go after management.

    • Replies: @Elli
    @anon

    Not necessarily true about lying on a hard settee with a legit back injury although I did have one professor teach lying on a table. Modern treatment encourages movement.

    My brother with ruptured disks is fine with extension, can't tolerate compression. He can rock climb and paint houses but he can't lift over 20 lb. His job required lifting, wrecked his back, no alternative was offered, and his former employer was pissed about the worker's comp.

    I had persistent back spasms from lying on a hard surface for surgery. Spent six months standing and shifting foot to foot rather than sitting, driving was painful and would have been impossible as a full time job.

    Replies: @Hibernian

  10. anon[222] • Disclaimer says:

    In review: the first coverage was “Milwaukee man kills others in workplace”, a bit better than Ihlan Omar’s description of 9 / 11 but not much…and the first clue that facts were going to be held back.Then more details but not the usual one involving the color of the killer and his victims. Finally “oh, yeah, the killer was black, some dead people were white”. Then hints of mental illness.

    Frankly I expected this one to be memory holed for the same reasons as other black , male, mass killers: it contradicts the Narrative. However, the other tack is “It’s All Whitey’s Fault!”, to be sure, and the Bezos Blog seldom disappoints in that area.

    “Mentally ill man who was black commits murder-homicide” just doesn’t spark up the neurons of the average Bezos Blog reader nearly as well as “Evil Whitey Drives Black Man Insane, Gets Django’d” does. And again, any bad outcome to any black person must be the fault of some wypipo or other. It’s science!

    • Replies: @David In TN
    @anon

    The late Lawrence Auster said the liberal response to black on white murder is: First, pretend it didn't happen. Second, excuse it somehow. Third, blame it all on white people.

  11. Lots of ex-employees who didn’t like those high wage union jobs quoted in that story; and oh, back last century the company settled a court case – that would be years before any current employee was hired, and, even worse, the long dead former owner said racist things! In 1984. The irony of that is lost on these WAPO’s best D.C. based journalists.

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
    @Louis Renault


    "the long dead former owner said racist things!"
     
    I believe the Bezos Blag said the long dead former owner

    "was quoted saying ... "
     
    Passive voice "was quoted" is like "dogwhistle": there is no proof you actually said anything wrong, so I'm just going to accuse you anyway.
  12. @Dr. X
    Noose, my ass. In Current Year, no white person anywhere is going to be putting a noose on the locker of a black c0-worker. Funny how there wasn't any surveillance cam footage, eh?

    My guess is that his guy was an affirmative action hire, and was totally stressed out because he was incompetent and/or lazy. Seriously, when's the last time you saw a black electrician? I have NEVER seen one.

    A media report a few days ago alleged that they guy "watched movies at work" and got into a tiff with a white co-worker, who seems to have called him out for it.

    Sounds to me like all of his white coworkers had to pick up the slack and cover for his incompetence and malfeasance...

    Replies: @Charon, @Hypnotoad666, @Barnard, @HammerJack, @Achmed E. Newman

    POCs scrawl racist graffiti and leave crude nooses on desks and lockers, then use same as justification for everything up to massacring white people. MSM amplify and applaud.

    The same usual suspects contend (loudly) that hate hoaxes are victimless crimes–not crimes at all really.

    “The newest co-host of “The Real” insisted that Jussie Smollett’s alleged hoax was “low-key noble,” despite the fact that prosecutors and much of the public believe he lied to police.

    “Even if it was a hoax, this is really happening all the time. And even if it was a hoax for the sake of bringing attention to this, then I’m like, that’s low-key noble,” Seales said.

  13. This isn’t reportage, it’s narrative manufacture. It’s a reasonable wager that if they did manage to dredge up six people dissatisfied with their jobs, they’ve folded and spindled and mutilated what they said in order to place their uttered phrases into blank spaces, MadLibs style. Even taking it at face value, what you see is nothing of consequence. One person pranked another person (on a day he wasn’t at work), one person put minor graffiti in the washroom, one person uttered vulgar expletives, one person was joshing to another person. And one person is so loosely wired that the sequelae of minor teasing would be…”Muhammad said the stress of the environment took a toll on his health. He gained weight and was crippled by anxiety. He said he almost called a suicide hotline.” Your employer is not your mother.

    • Agree: Pop Warner
    • Replies: @Corvinus
    @Art Deco

    "This isn’t reportage, it’s narrative manufacture."

    Exactly! Much like Mr. Sailer's beating of a dead horse on this topic, especially with the misleading title. But that's other than surprising.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Neil Templeton

  14. It’s perfectly possible his workers comp carrier was checking up on him, and this might be the truth behind his ideas of being spied on. Pictures of invalids working in their gardens or similar things have saved insurance companies hundreds of millions.

  15. If I was a betting man I would wager the authors of this piece would blow a gasket if someone penned an article implying some past behavior was a mitigating factor in a woman being sexually assaulted. But I suppose anything is all right when battling the dreaded, all pervasive racism which makes the lives of People of Color a living hell.

    • Replies: @David In TN
    @Enemy of Earth

    The authors would use it as a "mitigating factor" is the sexual assault was black on white.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    , @Anonymous
    @Enemy of Earth

    A few years ago, there was a (massively hushed up) case in Texas a 12 year old Mestizo girl was gang raped by a group of much older blacks.
    The WaPo and the NYT defended the blacks to the hilt, and published character slurs against the girl.

    Totem Pole, Totem Pole always Totem Pole.

    Replies: @Anonymous

  16. The end of the article is really telling. Rather than recognizing it as paranoia, it is reframed as a justified concern.

  17. @jb
    OT, but potentially of interest, from Quanta Magazine: The Man Making Rwanda Into a Hub for Physics.

    Given the size of Africa's population, the number of people there capable of doing theoretical physics may not be entirely trivial. Probably not really top tier though, and there are probably better ways for them to put their talents to use...

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldian, @Mr. Grey

    Well – good luck. Finally some black people showing laudable initiative.

    • Replies: @Richard B
    @Bardon Kaldian

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0h_cqTCT5g0&t=251s

    Good luck indeed.

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldian

  18. If WaPo fostered a culture of racism against whites and did nothing to reprimand anti white racists, would it theoretically be justified if a white man shot up their offices? Hypothetical, of course, but WaPo is making this assertion and the comments are all demanding a boycott of Molson Coors for “racism” instead of condemning racist black savagery

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @Pop Warner

    Yep, good point, Pop. What pisses me off the most about this is that the employee former friends of the 5 men killed would probably rather just grieve in silence or go out drinking and look at funny pictures and videos of their lost friends and tell stories that management would be better off not hearing. No, they don't need some HR ladies bringing in counselors or any of that crap.

    Instead, what they have going on is one big harassment by the media and their company. It's a sick sick world of employment right now in the Big Biz world.

    , @Mishima Zaibatsu
    @Pop Warner



    If WaPo fostered a culture of racism against whites and did nothing to reprimand anti white racists, would it theoretically be justified if a white man shot up their offices?
     
    No, it would be time for op-eds declaring “white fragility” to be a major terror threat which requires urgent brainwashing sessions in schools, workplaces etc.
  19. Steve, you don’t understand. It’s ok for Black men to kill White deplorables for any reason or no reason at all.

    This is exactly where boomer civ nationalism gets you. The Purge movies playing out in real life. Black men randomly killing White men is the whole point of the Civil Rights movement and Act. Didn’t you see all those movies? And tv shows?

  20. @Dr. X
    Noose, my ass. In Current Year, no white person anywhere is going to be putting a noose on the locker of a black c0-worker. Funny how there wasn't any surveillance cam footage, eh?

    My guess is that his guy was an affirmative action hire, and was totally stressed out because he was incompetent and/or lazy. Seriously, when's the last time you saw a black electrician? I have NEVER seen one.

    A media report a few days ago alleged that they guy "watched movies at work" and got into a tiff with a white co-worker, who seems to have called him out for it.

    Sounds to me like all of his white coworkers had to pick up the slack and cover for his incompetence and malfeasance...

    Replies: @Charon, @Hypnotoad666, @Barnard, @HammerJack, @Achmed E. Newman

    The WaPo has zero facts about the shooter’s motivation — aside from “going postal” over his termination. So instead, they recruit a handful of disgruntled former employees to bitch about how they were not fully appreciated. Based on that irrelevant hearsay and speculation, they conclude the shooter was driven to murder by White microaggressions, or something. It’s a pretty unbelievably incompetent and irresponsible piece of “reporting.” In other words, par for the course.

    And why hasn’t anyone figured out the “Jussie Smollett Rule” yet — i.e., a “noose” allegation has a 100% correlation with being a hate hoax.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Hypnotoad666

    The shooter was NOT terminated (in the sense of being fired from his employment).

    Replies: @Autochthon

    , @CCZ
    @Hypnotoad666

    "The WaPo has zero facts about the shooter’s motivation..."

    But State Sen. Lena Taylor, who is challenging Milwaukee Mayor Barrett in the race for mayor does: “From what we’re hearing on the ground, and knowing Milwaukee’s racial climate, yes, there’s certainly a possibility that this incident may have been a motive in the shooting," Taylor said in a statement.

    "Gunman who killed 5 at Molson Coors had noose put on his locker in 2015," NBC News, David K. Li, March 5th 2020.

    Keeping the narrative 100% real!!

  21. @Dr. X
    Noose, my ass. In Current Year, no white person anywhere is going to be putting a noose on the locker of a black c0-worker. Funny how there wasn't any surveillance cam footage, eh?

    My guess is that his guy was an affirmative action hire, and was totally stressed out because he was incompetent and/or lazy. Seriously, when's the last time you saw a black electrician? I have NEVER seen one.

    A media report a few days ago alleged that they guy "watched movies at work" and got into a tiff with a white co-worker, who seems to have called him out for it.

    Sounds to me like all of his white coworkers had to pick up the slack and cover for his incompetence and malfeasance...

    Replies: @Charon, @Hypnotoad666, @Barnard, @HammerJack, @Achmed E. Newman

    Another article I read made a reference to Ferrill having multiple work comp claims at least one of which was investigated for potential fraud. This is why he thought the company was spying on him, the work comp carrier was making sure he was actually injured. The most likely explanation for the whole story is he physically couldn’t do his job anymore but was certain to file a lawsuit if he was fired. The other employees resented that he was still around while barely working and tried to make life difficult for him. If they thought the noose incident was even possibly legitimate they would have fired every employee who gave him a hard time.

    • Agree: Twodees Partain
  22. @Hypnotoad666
    @Dr. X

    The WaPo has zero facts about the shooter's motivation -- aside from "going postal" over his termination. So instead, they recruit a handful of disgruntled former employees to bitch about how they were not fully appreciated. Based on that irrelevant hearsay and speculation, they conclude the shooter was driven to murder by White microaggressions, or something. It's a pretty unbelievably incompetent and irresponsible piece of "reporting." In other words, par for the course.

    And why hasn't anyone figured out the "Jussie Smollett Rule" yet -- i.e., a "noose" allegation has a 100% correlation with being a hate hoax.

    Replies: @Jack D, @CCZ

    The shooter was NOT terminated (in the sense of being fired from his employment).

    • Replies: @Autochthon
    @Jack D

    Maybe the Hypnotoad was using the term's other meaning:

    https://youtu.be/iy_BBBGBpqA

  23. Hail says: • Website

    Noose found on gunman’s locker at Milwaukee Coors facility years before deadly shooting

    By Annie Gowen and Katie Zezima

    a workplace where minority workers were subject to racist language and taunts based on their religion.

    “Everyone knows the environment we worked in. […],” said former brewery worker Jelani Muhammad

    Who would write a story like this? And why? I mean, I think we know why, but it’s still kind of stunning.

    Who is responsible for this? Is it the reporters Annie Gowen and Kaite Zezima? Their names are attached, so it must be. Will anyone call them on it, or will they get one or more awards for heroism in anti-racist journalism instead.

    Profiles of the two people who brought us this narrative-enforcement and narrative-damage-control spectacle to follow, as replies to this comment.

    • Thanks: HammerJack
    • Replies: @Hail
    @Hail

    Profile of

    ANNIE GOWEN (Twitter), Journalist

    https://s3.amazonaws.com/arc-authors/washpost/ad3a8831-71b8-4079-bf8e-2eee905f9ea7.jpg

    - Annie Gowen was born 1966 in Lawrence, Kansas, and raised there; she does not appear to have further local roots in Kansas. At-least-partial Irish-Catholic ancestral origin looks likely but none too recent (all great-grandparents born in North America, afaict); Annie's father looks to be James 'Tony' Gowen (acc. to an online source he was b.1928 in Chile to US parents, at Chuquicamata, the site of a copper mine active at the time; d.1981; buried at a Catholic cemetery in Lawrence); Annie's mother, maiden name Porter (whose grandparents were all born in Canada according to a 1930 census entry for what I believe are her parents, who lived in St. Paul and Green Bay for parts of the 1920 and 1930s and probably beyond) was a clinical counselor and one-time Director of Catholic Community Services of Lawrence; Annie Gowen's parents married in California in 1960 and moved to Kansas at some point in the 1960s;
    - May 1984: Annie graduates from Lawrence High School, Kansas;
    - 1989: Graduates from the University of Kansas [also in Lawrence] with English and Journalism degrees;
    - 1990 to 1997: Whereabouts unclear, probably in lower-tier journalism somewhere;
    - 1997: Joins Washington Post as a local reporter;
    - Aug. 2013: Appointed South Asia Bureau Chief for Washington Post;
    - June 2017: Awarded "Excellence in Reporting on Women’s Issues" award from the Society of Publishers in Asia [pdf] for her 2016 article series "India's Divide;"
    - Oct. 2018: Appointed US national correspondent; " covering the Midwest through the 2020 presidential election."

    Seems to be unmarried, no children.
    _______________

    Replies: @PiltdownMan, @bigdicknick, @Dr. X, @anon, @S

    , @Hail
    @Hail

    KATIE ZEZIMA (Twitter)

    https://s3.amazonaws.com/arc-authors/washpost/0d0405c8-7852-4b7c-99ad-9ea0ef9fefe0.png

    - Katie Zezima was born ca.1980; daughter of Susan and Jerry Zezima [b.1954] of Stamford, Connecticut, and in the 2000s for a time associated with Coram, New York [Long Island]; Jerry Zezima was in the 2000s "a copyeditor at Newsday," a Long Island newspaper, and is still active today writing "a humor column for Hearst Connecticut Media" (see entry from Sept. 2019 on the birth of his twin grandchildren);
    - 1998: Katie graduates from Stamford High School, Stamford, Conn.;
    - 2002: Graduates with BA, History, Boston University; at college she met David Shaw, a star student (magna cum laude) and to be Katie's steady romantic partner from ca. early 2000s to present;
    - May 2002: Katie joins the New York Times as a reporter; later promoted to Bureau Manager for New England (by ca. late 2000s);
    - Nov. 2006: Marries college boyfriend David Shaw (born ca.1978; of South Carolina), by then a "senior producer for local news segments for 'Morning Edition' [NPR]" in Boston (Dave Shaw later holds other media-type positions and rises to Senior Audio Editor at Politico);
    - Aug. 2011: Katie leaves the New York Times for a fellowship at the University of Michigan; "I was one of 18 journalists selected to spend the academic year at the University of Michigan. I studied prescription drug abuse from a research, policy and pharmacological perspective [...] [and] Researched a book proposal on the demise of cursive handwriting;"
    - July 2012: Starts new role as Supervisor of the AP Newark Bureau;
    - March 2014: Leaves AP and starts at Washington Post, first as Obama-era White House reporter then as 2016 campaign reporter (Katie's husband Dave Shaw had, several months earlier, been offered a job in DC as a bureau chief for Marketplace, an NPR program which he held for several years);
    - Jan 2017: After Trump was inaugurated, is reassigned from the presidential campaign/transition to become National Correspondent covering "guns, drugs, gambling and vice in America;"
    - ca.2017: Give birth to first son;
    - 2019: Gives birth to twins, about Aug./Sept. (no bylines between July 24, 2019, and Jan. 30, 2020 according to her WashPost archive).
    - (Oct. 2019: Zezima's husband Dave Shaw is appointed Senior Audio Editor at the New York Times' Washington bureau. Shaw and Zezima have therefore both been full-time DC bubble-people since early 2014, through much of their thirties; now with three children, they are into their forties fully ensconced in bubble-world, presumably with salaries good enough to pay for nannies and private schools if need be.)
    _______________

    Replies: @Mr McKenna

    , @J.Ross
    @Hail

    Because the lyingpress literally advocates for acts of violence against white people. Everything they do is a unit of this consistent whole. The policies they endorse, the framing they put on stories, the stories they elect not to tell, the people they hire, the place they give a story, the way they remember and talk up some things and forget others, all are motivated by exterminationist bigoted genocidal madness.

  24. Hail says: • Website
    @Hail

    Noose found on gunman’s locker at Milwaukee Coors facility years before deadly shooting

    By Annie Gowen and Katie Zezima
     

    a workplace where minority workers were subject to racist language and taunts based on their religion.

    “Everyone knows the environment we worked in. [...],” said former brewery worker Jelani Muhammad
     
    Who would write a story like this? And why? I mean, I think we know why, but it's still kind of stunning.

    Who is responsible for this? Is it the reporters Annie Gowen and Kaite Zezima? Their names are attached, so it must be. Will anyone call them on it, or will they get one or more awards for heroism in anti-racist journalism instead.

    Profiles of the two people who brought us this narrative-enforcement and narrative-damage-control spectacle to follow, as replies to this comment.

    Replies: @Hail, @Hail, @J.Ross

    Profile of

    ANNIE GOWEN (Twitter), Journalist

    Annie Gowen was born 1966 in Lawrence, Kansas, and raised there; she does not appear to have further local roots in Kansas. At-least-partial Irish-Catholic ancestral origin looks likely but none too recent (all great-grandparents born in North America, afaict); Annie’s father looks to be James ‘Tony’ Gowen (acc. to an online source he was b.1928 in Chile to US parents, at Chuquicamata, the site of a copper mine active at the time; d.1981; buried at a Catholic cemetery in Lawrence); Annie’s mother, maiden name Porter (whose grandparents were all born in Canada according to a 1930 census entry for what I believe are her parents, who lived in St. Paul and Green Bay for parts of the 1920 and 1930s and probably beyond) was a clinical counselor and one-time Director of Catholic Community Services of Lawrence; Annie Gowen’s parents married in California in 1960 and moved to Kansas at some point in the 1960s;
    May 1984: Annie graduates from Lawrence High School, Kansas;
    1989: Graduates from the University of Kansas [also in Lawrence] with English and Journalism degrees;
    1990 to 1997: Whereabouts unclear, probably in lower-tier journalism somewhere;
    1997: Joins Washington Post as a local reporter;
    Aug. 2013: Appointed South Asia Bureau Chief for Washington Post;
    June 2017: Awarded “Excellence in Reporting on Women’s Issues” award from the Society of Publishers in Asia [pdf] for her 2016 article series “India’s Divide;”
    Oct. 2018: Appointed US national correspondent; ” covering the Midwest through the 2020 presidential election.”

    Seems to be unmarried, no children.
    _______________

    • Replies: @PiltdownMan
    @Hail

    Annie Gowen used to be the Washington Post’s India bureau chief. Her reports from there often had a catty, petty quality to them. The Post has upgraded significantly by replacing her with Joanna Slater, a Wall Street Journal veteran. The Post’s reportage from India now appears to be much higher quality, more adult in tone and far better researched.

    , @bigdicknick
    @Hail

    empty egg carton

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    , @Dr. X
    @Hail


    Seems to be unmarried, no children.
     
    It would take quite a few beers to inseminate that one...
    , @anon
    @Hail

    Huge John McCain style masseters, lots of repressed incandescent rage there.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masseter_muscle.

    , @S
    @Hail


    Annie Gowen was born 1966 in Lawrence, Kansas, and raised there...At-least-partial Irish-Catholic ancestral origin looks likely but none too recent..
     
    Lawrence, Kansas has a huge 'progressive' background, which apparently this Irish ancestried woman has sadly internalized.

    Lawrence, KS, is the infamous 'abolitionist' sister city of Lawrence 'Immigrant City', Massachusetts, New England's first 'minority majority' city, the same latter city super 'progressive' Elizabeth Warren chose to launch her 2020 presidential election bid from.

    Both city's construction were financed mid-19th century by the same Lawrence family of Massachusetts textile factory magnates. [The Lawrence family didn't much like indirectly paying the expensive chattel slave labor costs which picked the cotton which in turn fed their textile mills. They wanted the Africans (or Chinese, Syrians, Lebanese, Portuguese, Irish, or, from whereever 'immigrants') to pick the cotton as far less expensive wage slaves, ie so called 'cheap labor', hence the construction of the 'abolitionist' Lawrence, KS. This of course was not about any 'morality', but simply about money.]

    The Lawrence family patriarch, Abbott Lawrence, besides being a textiles magnate, was also conveniently for him circa 1850 the US ambassador to the UK, which at the time included the whole of Ireland. Ireland at the time was a primary source of wage slaves (ie so called 'cheap labor') for his Massachusetts mills.

    In the late summer/early fall of 1851 Abbott Lawrence as the US ambassador conducted a tour of Ireland. The London Times published an editorial about his Irish visit which declared that as a direct result of the enmasse predation of the Irish by the United States as wage slaves (cheap labor') the Irish would be 'known no more' as a people, due to being 'mixed' away, and that the Irish would be replaced within Ireland itself by an imported immigrant race of slaves.

    Not surprisingly, in light of the Times editorial re 'known no more', according to the Spectator of London in 1847, the Irish called this enmasse predation of their people as 'cheap labor' 'extermination', and were enacting serious 'vengeance' (ie death) upon those within Ireland who were pushing for their exodus as wage slaves ('cheap labor') to the US.

    [See the 'comment' link below for links to the original scanned in 19th century article's mentioned above and for more on Lawrence, KS/Mass).]

    Slave Revolt in Lawrence, Mass (1912)

    https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-saiVPkQ8QCw/UvNPErerPJI/AAAAAAAAF2g/KWHpZxnzn7Y/s1600/398.preview.jpg


    https://matteroffact.tv/lawrence-mass-immigrant-city/

    https://www.unz.com/proberts/pbs-assaults-white-americans/#comment-3716252

  25. Hail says: • Website
    @Hail

    Noose found on gunman’s locker at Milwaukee Coors facility years before deadly shooting

    By Annie Gowen and Katie Zezima
     

    a workplace where minority workers were subject to racist language and taunts based on their religion.

    “Everyone knows the environment we worked in. [...],” said former brewery worker Jelani Muhammad
     
    Who would write a story like this? And why? I mean, I think we know why, but it's still kind of stunning.

    Who is responsible for this? Is it the reporters Annie Gowen and Kaite Zezima? Their names are attached, so it must be. Will anyone call them on it, or will they get one or more awards for heroism in anti-racist journalism instead.

    Profiles of the two people who brought us this narrative-enforcement and narrative-damage-control spectacle to follow, as replies to this comment.

    Replies: @Hail, @Hail, @J.Ross

    KATIE ZEZIMA (Twitter)

    Katie Zezima was born ca.1980; daughter of Susan and Jerry Zezima [b.1954] of Stamford, Connecticut, and in the 2000s for a time associated with Coram, New York [Long Island]; Jerry Zezima was in the 2000s “a copyeditor at Newsday,” a Long Island newspaper, and is still active today writing “a humor column for Hearst Connecticut Media” (see entry from Sept. 2019 on the birth of his twin grandchildren);
    1998: Katie graduates from Stamford High School, Stamford, Conn.;
    2002: Graduates with BA, History, Boston University; at college she met David Shaw, a star student (magna cum laude) and to be Katie’s steady romantic partner from ca. early 2000s to present;
    May 2002: Katie joins the New York Times as a reporter; later promoted to Bureau Manager for New England (by ca. late 2000s);
    Nov. 2006: Marries college boyfriend David Shaw (born ca.1978; of South Carolina), by then a “senior producer for local news segments for ‘Morning Edition’ [NPR]” in Boston (Dave Shaw later holds other media-type positions and rises to Senior Audio Editor at Politico);
    Aug. 2011: Katie leaves the New York Times for a fellowship at the University of Michigan; “I was one of 18 journalists selected to spend the academic year at the University of Michigan. I studied prescription drug abuse from a research, policy and pharmacological perspective […] [and] Researched a book proposal on the demise of cursive handwriting;”
    July 2012: Starts new role as Supervisor of the AP Newark Bureau;
    March 2014: Leaves AP and starts at Washington Post, first as Obama-era White House reporter then as 2016 campaign reporter (Katie’s husband Dave Shaw had, several months earlier, been offered a job in DC as a bureau chief for Marketplace, an NPR program which he held for several years);
    Jan 2017: After Trump was inaugurated, is reassigned from the presidential campaign/transition to become National Correspondent covering “guns, drugs, gambling and vice in America;”
    – ca.2017: Give birth to first son;
    2019: Gives birth to twins, about Aug./Sept. (no bylines between July 24, 2019, and Jan. 30, 2020 according to her WashPost archive).
    – (Oct. 2019: Zezima’s husband Dave Shaw is appointed Senior Audio Editor at the New York Times‘ Washington bureau. Shaw and Zezima have therefore both been full-time DC bubble-people since early 2014, through much of their thirties; now with three children, they are into their forties fully ensconced in bubble-world, presumably with salaries good enough to pay for nannies and private schools if need be.)
    _______________

    • Thanks: Achmed E. Newman
    • Replies: @Mr McKenna
    @Hail

    Neither girl landed the captain of the football team back in high school,
    so you all must pay.

    Sometimes with your lives.

  26. @Art Deco
    This isn't reportage, it's narrative manufacture. It's a reasonable wager that if they did manage to dredge up six people dissatisfied with their jobs, they've folded and spindled and mutilated what they said in order to place their uttered phrases into blank spaces, MadLibs style. Even taking it at face value, what you see is nothing of consequence. One person pranked another person (on a day he wasn't at work), one person put minor graffiti in the washroom, one person uttered vulgar expletives, one person was joshing to another person. And one person is so loosely wired that the sequelae of minor teasing would be..."Muhammad said the stress of the environment took a toll on his health. He gained weight and was crippled by anxiety. He said he almost called a suicide hotline." Your employer is not your mother.

    Replies: @Corvinus

    “This isn’t reportage, it’s narrative manufacture.”

    Exactly! Much like Mr. Sailer’s beating of a dead horse on this topic, especially with the misleading title. But that’s other than surprising.

    • Troll: YetAnotherAnon
    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Corvinus


    But that’s other than surprising.
     
    Like you ever have an explanation for these events...

    Replies: @Corvinus

    , @Neil Templeton
    @Corvinus

    I would get more information watching Steve literally beat a dead horse for five minutes, than I would glean from ten thousand Corvinus comments, which is at least two orders of magnitude more than I will ever read.

    Replies: @Corvinus

  27. @AnotherDad
    Short version:

    Washington Post answers the "Should the United States break up?" question in the affirmative.

    Replies: @OscarWildeLoveChild, @Ragno, @MikeatMikedotMike

    LOL. Nailed it.

  28. @Corvinus
    @Art Deco

    "This isn’t reportage, it’s narrative manufacture."

    Exactly! Much like Mr. Sailer's beating of a dead horse on this topic, especially with the misleading title. But that's other than surprising.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Neil Templeton

    But that’s other than surprising.

    Like you ever have an explanation for these events…

    • LOL: Mr McKenna
    • Replies: @Corvinus
    @Reg Cæsar

    "Like you ever have an explanation for these events…"

    I do have explanations, all right, it's just that you generally do not take it into serious account. You really need to start NOTICING.

  29. This is another one of those stories journalists write before doing actual interviews.

    I call it Jigsaw Journalism. You put together 95% of the jigsaw at your desk, and then find ten quotes from among hours of interviews to finish it off.

  30. “Much like Mr. Sailer’s beating of a dead horse on this topic”

    That “dead” horse seems to get around a lot.

    • Agree: bomag
  31. anon[178] • Disclaimer says:

    Much like Mr. Sailer’s beating of a dead horse on this topic, especially with the misleading title.

    Lol…no, the Narrative manufacturing at the Bezos blog is nothing like pointing out the obviousness of what Bezos and other media leave out.

    Narrative manufacturing / repair is what you do, so let’s just do a little rewrite:

    “Much like Coronavinus’s lame-ass trolling on this topic, especially with the misleading and false claims”

    Lol @ the troll. Dude, you’re way behind on this one, quit now and stop embarrassing yourself.

  32. On “ break” watching black ball games. That’s the standard 7-6 hour break blacks take in their 8 hour day.

    The Workmen’s Comp lawsuit for projected income of 5 middle aged electricians will raise the WCom insurance rates sky high. That’s what corporate America gets for not resisting the affirmative action laws. 1968 affirmative action law and EEOC gestapo 1973 Griggs, 1975 opening to China and the capitalists fled to China to escape the EEOC and black employees.

    Milwaukee’s 38 percent black. TPTB seem content wit the city turned into a ghetto. If Ferrill hadn’t killed himself and was charged, the Mayor and politicians would pressure the district attorney to have a 9 out of 10 black jury and a pathetic prosecution, just like in the OJ case.

    And the black kids just had to kill Tessa Majors because she refused to give them her cell phone. The media editorialized that every White has the obligation to turn over their belongings to every black robber that comes along.

    Look at the choice of words. “ Dispute over money” that means the White didn’t meekly give wallet, watch and phone and car keys to the black robber. Who do the writers think they’re fooling? Who has a dispute over money with a perfect stranger in a parking lot?

    “ Asked for a loan” . I remember the NYSLIMES articles claiming all 4 black thugs did was “ask” White Warrior Bernie Goetz for money. I remember the NYSLIMES going on about the Orcs asking Bernie for 5 dollars.

  33. @Hail
    @Hail

    Profile of

    ANNIE GOWEN (Twitter), Journalist

    https://s3.amazonaws.com/arc-authors/washpost/ad3a8831-71b8-4079-bf8e-2eee905f9ea7.jpg

    - Annie Gowen was born 1966 in Lawrence, Kansas, and raised there; she does not appear to have further local roots in Kansas. At-least-partial Irish-Catholic ancestral origin looks likely but none too recent (all great-grandparents born in North America, afaict); Annie's father looks to be James 'Tony' Gowen (acc. to an online source he was b.1928 in Chile to US parents, at Chuquicamata, the site of a copper mine active at the time; d.1981; buried at a Catholic cemetery in Lawrence); Annie's mother, maiden name Porter (whose grandparents were all born in Canada according to a 1930 census entry for what I believe are her parents, who lived in St. Paul and Green Bay for parts of the 1920 and 1930s and probably beyond) was a clinical counselor and one-time Director of Catholic Community Services of Lawrence; Annie Gowen's parents married in California in 1960 and moved to Kansas at some point in the 1960s;
    - May 1984: Annie graduates from Lawrence High School, Kansas;
    - 1989: Graduates from the University of Kansas [also in Lawrence] with English and Journalism degrees;
    - 1990 to 1997: Whereabouts unclear, probably in lower-tier journalism somewhere;
    - 1997: Joins Washington Post as a local reporter;
    - Aug. 2013: Appointed South Asia Bureau Chief for Washington Post;
    - June 2017: Awarded "Excellence in Reporting on Women’s Issues" award from the Society of Publishers in Asia [pdf] for her 2016 article series "India's Divide;"
    - Oct. 2018: Appointed US national correspondent; " covering the Midwest through the 2020 presidential election."

    Seems to be unmarried, no children.
    _______________

    Replies: @PiltdownMan, @bigdicknick, @Dr. X, @anon, @S

    Annie Gowen used to be the Washington Post’s India bureau chief. Her reports from there often had a catty, petty quality to them. The Post has upgraded significantly by replacing her with Joanna Slater, a Wall Street Journal veteran. The Post’s reportage from India now appears to be much higher quality, more adult in tone and far better researched.

    • Agree: Change that Matters
  34. @anon
    In review: the first coverage was "Milwaukee man kills others in workplace", a bit better than Ihlan Omar's description of 9 / 11 but not much...and the first clue that facts were going to be held back.Then more details but not the usual one involving the color of the killer and his victims. Finally "oh, yeah, the killer was black, some dead people were white". Then hints of mental illness.

    Frankly I expected this one to be memory holed for the same reasons as other black , male, mass killers: it contradicts the Narrative. However, the other tack is "It's All Whitey's Fault!", to be sure, and the Bezos Blog seldom disappoints in that area.

    "Mentally ill man who was black commits murder-homicide" just doesn't spark up the neurons of the average Bezos Blog reader nearly as well as "Evil Whitey Drives Black Man Insane, Gets Django'd" does. And again, any bad outcome to any black person must be the fault of some wypipo or other. It's science!

    Replies: @David In TN

    The late Lawrence Auster said the liberal response to black on white murder is: First, pretend it didn’t happen. Second, excuse it somehow. Third, blame it all on white people.

    • Agree: AceDeuce
  35. @Hail

    Noose found on gunman’s locker at Milwaukee Coors facility years before deadly shooting

    By Annie Gowen and Katie Zezima
     

    a workplace where minority workers were subject to racist language and taunts based on their religion.

    “Everyone knows the environment we worked in. [...],” said former brewery worker Jelani Muhammad
     
    Who would write a story like this? And why? I mean, I think we know why, but it's still kind of stunning.

    Who is responsible for this? Is it the reporters Annie Gowen and Kaite Zezima? Their names are attached, so it must be. Will anyone call them on it, or will they get one or more awards for heroism in anti-racist journalism instead.

    Profiles of the two people who brought us this narrative-enforcement and narrative-damage-control spectacle to follow, as replies to this comment.

    Replies: @Hail, @Hail, @J.Ross

    Because the lyingpress literally advocates for acts of violence against white people. Everything they do is a unit of this consistent whole. The policies they endorse, the framing they put on stories, the stories they elect not to tell, the people they hire, the place they give a story, the way they remember and talk up some things and forget others, all are motivated by exterminationist bigoted genocidal madness.

    • Agree: HammerJack
  36. @Hail
    @Hail

    KATIE ZEZIMA (Twitter)

    https://s3.amazonaws.com/arc-authors/washpost/0d0405c8-7852-4b7c-99ad-9ea0ef9fefe0.png

    - Katie Zezima was born ca.1980; daughter of Susan and Jerry Zezima [b.1954] of Stamford, Connecticut, and in the 2000s for a time associated with Coram, New York [Long Island]; Jerry Zezima was in the 2000s "a copyeditor at Newsday," a Long Island newspaper, and is still active today writing "a humor column for Hearst Connecticut Media" (see entry from Sept. 2019 on the birth of his twin grandchildren);
    - 1998: Katie graduates from Stamford High School, Stamford, Conn.;
    - 2002: Graduates with BA, History, Boston University; at college she met David Shaw, a star student (magna cum laude) and to be Katie's steady romantic partner from ca. early 2000s to present;
    - May 2002: Katie joins the New York Times as a reporter; later promoted to Bureau Manager for New England (by ca. late 2000s);
    - Nov. 2006: Marries college boyfriend David Shaw (born ca.1978; of South Carolina), by then a "senior producer for local news segments for 'Morning Edition' [NPR]" in Boston (Dave Shaw later holds other media-type positions and rises to Senior Audio Editor at Politico);
    - Aug. 2011: Katie leaves the New York Times for a fellowship at the University of Michigan; "I was one of 18 journalists selected to spend the academic year at the University of Michigan. I studied prescription drug abuse from a research, policy and pharmacological perspective [...] [and] Researched a book proposal on the demise of cursive handwriting;"
    - July 2012: Starts new role as Supervisor of the AP Newark Bureau;
    - March 2014: Leaves AP and starts at Washington Post, first as Obama-era White House reporter then as 2016 campaign reporter (Katie's husband Dave Shaw had, several months earlier, been offered a job in DC as a bureau chief for Marketplace, an NPR program which he held for several years);
    - Jan 2017: After Trump was inaugurated, is reassigned from the presidential campaign/transition to become National Correspondent covering "guns, drugs, gambling and vice in America;"
    - ca.2017: Give birth to first son;
    - 2019: Gives birth to twins, about Aug./Sept. (no bylines between July 24, 2019, and Jan. 30, 2020 according to her WashPost archive).
    - (Oct. 2019: Zezima's husband Dave Shaw is appointed Senior Audio Editor at the New York Times' Washington bureau. Shaw and Zezima have therefore both been full-time DC bubble-people since early 2014, through much of their thirties; now with three children, they are into their forties fully ensconced in bubble-world, presumably with salaries good enough to pay for nannies and private schools if need be.)
    _______________

    Replies: @Mr McKenna

    Neither girl landed the captain of the football team back in high school,
    so you all must pay.

    Sometimes with your lives.

  37. @Enemy of Earth
    If I was a betting man I would wager the authors of this piece would blow a gasket if someone penned an article implying some past behavior was a mitigating factor in a woman being sexually assaulted. But I suppose anything is all right when battling the dreaded, all pervasive racism which makes the lives of People of Color a living hell.

    Replies: @David In TN, @Anonymous

    The authors would use it as a “mitigating factor” is the sexual assault was black on white.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @David In TN

    When has that ever happened?

  38. Noose found years before deadly shooting!!

    YEARS! THAT HATE IT BE ACCUMULATIN’ FOR YEARS OF BEING IN CHAINS! MUTHERFUGGA!

    About WaPo:

    Western media excoriates China over coronavirus response, even as infected numbers drop & hospitals close

    Wired’s approach to the steadily improving numbers coming out of China was to warn against believing any statistics Beijing published, because “authoritarian countries” always lie about their socioeconomic problems (March 2). Once again invoking Chernobyl, the article cited an Economist study purporting to “prove” that “diseases like Covid-19 are deadlier in non-democracies” and called for extra scrutiny for health data emanating from China, because “authoritarian rulers do not permit a free press or watchdog organizations.”

    “Coronavirus should change the way we think about China,” a Washington Post oped (Feb 11) by Richard Haass of the Council on Foreign Relations declared. He blames President Xi Jinping for “replac[ing] capable technocrats with party loyalists,” sniffing that “China’s leaders mostly have themselves to blame” for the loss of “political legitimacy” he insists they are suffering in the eyes of the people.

    Haass invokes Tiananmen Square, because he wouldn’t be a western political thought-leader if he didn’t, warning that a repeat is imminent “unless authorities get the situation under control and restore economic growth soon.” He then appears to threaten Beijing with a popular uprising complete with “millions of citizens demanding basic competence,” noting that “desperate people can do desperate things.”

    Such a warning from the CFR president coming so soon after the Hong Kong riots, in which the US had a visible hand, is not to be taken lightly, especially when Haass concludes by advising the US government to “plan for possible futures in which China’s rise is interrupted.” Translation: Start making money for Uncle Sam again or you’re toast.

  39. WaPo itself is awfully close to a racial slur. Way worse than “redskin”.

    http://www.rsdb.org

    • Replies: @Lot
    @Reg Cæsar

    https://www.brandchannel.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/burger-king-home-of-the-whopper.jpg

    Replies: @Elsewhere

  40. @anon

    he told a neighbor, Erna Roenspies, that the company “spies” were checking up on him to make sure he was really sick.
     
    Insurance will send investigators over a suspect back injury. If it's legit he'll be spending most of his time laying down on a hard settee. In a unionised environment like that union organisers would normally shepherd the claim thru regardless of how dodgy it was.
    Doesn't look like that happened here particularly since he didn't go after management.

    Replies: @Elli

    Not necessarily true about lying on a hard settee with a legit back injury although I did have one professor teach lying on a table. Modern treatment encourages movement.

    My brother with ruptured disks is fine with extension, can’t tolerate compression. He can rock climb and paint houses but he can’t lift over 20 lb. His job required lifting, wrecked his back, no alternative was offered, and his former employer was pissed about the worker’s comp.

    I had persistent back spasms from lying on a hard surface for surgery. Spent six months standing and shifting foot to foot rather than sitting, driving was painful and would have been impossible as a full time job.

    • Replies: @Hibernian
    @Elli

    How does he paint houses (standing for extended periods and lifting, and carrying, buckets of paint) if he can't lift and can't tolerate compression? Also, did he report the house painting income?

  41. @Hail
    @Hail

    Profile of

    ANNIE GOWEN (Twitter), Journalist

    https://s3.amazonaws.com/arc-authors/washpost/ad3a8831-71b8-4079-bf8e-2eee905f9ea7.jpg

    - Annie Gowen was born 1966 in Lawrence, Kansas, and raised there; she does not appear to have further local roots in Kansas. At-least-partial Irish-Catholic ancestral origin looks likely but none too recent (all great-grandparents born in North America, afaict); Annie's father looks to be James 'Tony' Gowen (acc. to an online source he was b.1928 in Chile to US parents, at Chuquicamata, the site of a copper mine active at the time; d.1981; buried at a Catholic cemetery in Lawrence); Annie's mother, maiden name Porter (whose grandparents were all born in Canada according to a 1930 census entry for what I believe are her parents, who lived in St. Paul and Green Bay for parts of the 1920 and 1930s and probably beyond) was a clinical counselor and one-time Director of Catholic Community Services of Lawrence; Annie Gowen's parents married in California in 1960 and moved to Kansas at some point in the 1960s;
    - May 1984: Annie graduates from Lawrence High School, Kansas;
    - 1989: Graduates from the University of Kansas [also in Lawrence] with English and Journalism degrees;
    - 1990 to 1997: Whereabouts unclear, probably in lower-tier journalism somewhere;
    - 1997: Joins Washington Post as a local reporter;
    - Aug. 2013: Appointed South Asia Bureau Chief for Washington Post;
    - June 2017: Awarded "Excellence in Reporting on Women’s Issues" award from the Society of Publishers in Asia [pdf] for her 2016 article series "India's Divide;"
    - Oct. 2018: Appointed US national correspondent; " covering the Midwest through the 2020 presidential election."

    Seems to be unmarried, no children.
    _______________

    Replies: @PiltdownMan, @bigdicknick, @Dr. X, @anon, @S

    empty egg carton

    • Agree: YetAnotherAnon
    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @bigdicknick


    empty egg carton
     
    Washington has a lot of those.


    https://live.staticflickr.com/2734/4387563218_f8017c3098_z.jpg

    https://cdnassets.hw.net/dims4/GG/6062332/2147483647/resize/876x>/quality/90/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fcdnassets.hw.net%2F57%2Fc2%2F9f091cef4136b22d3c5a0a5257c5%2F163932729-0529-metro-tcm20-1923673.jpg

    https://wamu.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/11505980893_e84a42bf5e_h-1500x1125.jpg


    JaQuar McNair's family wishes that last one was a little emptier:

    Teenage Boy Dies After Being Stabbed On Orange Line Train

    Sources: Teen girl killed 15-year-old boy on a train, walked away smiling

    By a girl!

    Sources: Teen girl killed 15-year-old boy on a train, walked away smiling


    https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/10/14/02/19672832-0-image-a-3_1571015673680.jpg

  42. OT: Recruiter Cedric Sunray from a Christian college in Oklahoma visited a black school and had the students line up by skin color and hair texture. He’s been fired for it. Turns out the recruiter was American Indian. Choctaw, to be precise.

    https://indigenous.ku.edu/cedric-sunray-2003

  43. @Dr. X
    Noose, my ass. In Current Year, no white person anywhere is going to be putting a noose on the locker of a black c0-worker. Funny how there wasn't any surveillance cam footage, eh?

    My guess is that his guy was an affirmative action hire, and was totally stressed out because he was incompetent and/or lazy. Seriously, when's the last time you saw a black electrician? I have NEVER seen one.

    A media report a few days ago alleged that they guy "watched movies at work" and got into a tiff with a white co-worker, who seems to have called him out for it.

    Sounds to me like all of his white coworkers had to pick up the slack and cover for his incompetence and malfeasance...

    Replies: @Charon, @Hypnotoad666, @Barnard, @HammerJack, @Achmed E. Newman

    When they hear these stories, every single black person in the country adds it to their mental list of slights. Many white people do as well. And most other POCs.

    The eventual disposition of the case, where it comes out (at best) that there is no evidence whatever that any white people are actually to blame, never registers even in the rare event of its being reported.

    Separately: has anyone ever seen a real locker? How do you “place” a noose on one?

    • Replies: @Alden
    @HammerJack

    My first thought was how can anything be placed or hung on a metal locker door? And do the electricians at Molson Coors even have lockers?

    I’d think an electrician would use a handy cord or cable.

    Replies: @HammerJack

  44. @Dr. X
    Noose, my ass. In Current Year, no white person anywhere is going to be putting a noose on the locker of a black c0-worker. Funny how there wasn't any surveillance cam footage, eh?

    My guess is that his guy was an affirmative action hire, and was totally stressed out because he was incompetent and/or lazy. Seriously, when's the last time you saw a black electrician? I have NEVER seen one.

    A media report a few days ago alleged that they guy "watched movies at work" and got into a tiff with a white co-worker, who seems to have called him out for it.

    Sounds to me like all of his white coworkers had to pick up the slack and cover for his incompetence and malfeasance...

    Replies: @Charon, @Hypnotoad666, @Barnard, @HammerJack, @Achmed E. Newman

    Sorry, this should not be a time for levity, as I am just as pissed off at this stuff as anyone, but your point here brings up this The Office episode – hilarious, but note the reality they put into that show too (just the 1st 02:15 or so will do):

  45. the iconic brewery that has produced Miller beer for more than a century

    I’d be surprised if this is literally true because of Amendment XVIII, but that is nit picking.

  46. Washington Post: mass murderer of coworkers not entirely wrong for his actions, film at 11

  47. @Reg Cæsar
    WaPo itself is awfully close to a racial slur. Way worse than "redskin".

    http://www.rsdb.org

    Replies: @Lot

    • Replies: @Elsewhere
    @Lot

    That's good!

  48. @David In TN
    @Enemy of Earth

    The authors would use it as a "mitigating factor" is the sexual assault was black on white.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    When has that ever happened?

  49. @Pop Warner
    If WaPo fostered a culture of racism against whites and did nothing to reprimand anti white racists, would it theoretically be justified if a white man shot up their offices? Hypothetical, of course, but WaPo is making this assertion and the comments are all demanding a boycott of Molson Coors for "racism" instead of condemning racist black savagery

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Mishima Zaibatsu

    Yep, good point, Pop. What pisses me off the most about this is that the employee former friends of the 5 men killed would probably rather just grieve in silence or go out drinking and look at funny pictures and videos of their lost friends and tell stories that management would be better off not hearing. No, they don’t need some HR ladies bringing in counselors or any of that crap.

    Instead, what they have going on is one big harassment by the media and their company. It’s a sick sick world of employment right now in the Big Biz world.

  50. Dylan Roof felt that he was also being persecuted.

  51. @AnotherDad
    Short version:

    Washington Post answers the "Should the United States break up?" question in the affirmative.

    Replies: @OscarWildeLoveChild, @Ragno, @MikeatMikedotMike

    Washington Post answers the “Should the United States break up?” question in the affirmative.

    Well put …..but of course an impossibility. (Not the act, but the endorsement.)

    Parasites cannot survive without a host to feed off of, which is why the Fourth Estate can always be relied upon to demand Something Be Done about the menace of white flight….and why white separatism, the right of free association, and/or any acknowledgment of shared concerns among white Americans – even (quite reasonable) fears of violence and lawlessness – all get stirred indiscriminately into the kosher cookpot and magically come out as White Supremacy.

    There’s no longer any point in objecting to such “journalism” because – well – who would you object to? They all speak with one ventriloquist’s voice today, and your objections would never be published nor broadcast (unless they can cherry-pick a particularly incoherent example rife with misspellings to giggle at). There’s no drawing a line in the sand for reasons that have become painfully obvious the past four years; similarly, any attempt to pack up and head for high ground would be brutally suppressed as well.

    And thanks to the monoculture we are now all marinated in, cradle to grave, the last people who can or should be trusted are our own children, who are far too often the sleeper agents under our roofs….and our very noses.

    What’s that? “Conservative media”? Ha! Only if you bang your shoe on the lectern while attacking “anti-Semitism” (it’s on the rise, don’t you know). In case you have ever wondered what they mean by controlled opposition ….well, like the old commercial for dish soap used to point out, relax – you’re soaking in it.

    • Agree: Hail
  52. OT
    We must do everything we can to spread the Lesvosian spirit
    Steve, are you following Greece? Really worth a look. Turkey is doing everything short of rolling over the border with a column of armor. Turkish riot police are shooting gas canisters at Greek riot police in Greece. Greece is doing things we expected or hoped for at the beginning of the Merkelboner. The all-important QUANGOs are voluntarily leaving certain areas. Other European nations are sending material support and personnel. The detention and deportation process itself has been partially overhauled.

  53. Anon[164] • Disclaimer says:

    OT

    I realize that politicians have to take minor risks for photo ops, but the amount of vigorous handshakes, hugging, and close face-to-face talking involved in the Biden-Beto Whataburger visit really took me by surprise. If Beto were to get coronavirus, he’d be off the campaign trail for a few weeks, but Biden would be coffin-city. Maybe it’s time for the Democrats to try to outflank the Germophobe in Chief by being public models of 1-meter “social distancing” during a pandemic (although make it 3 feet to avoid the Obamaesque “Dijon mustard” gaffe).

  54. @Jack D
    @Hypnotoad666

    The shooter was NOT terminated (in the sense of being fired from his employment).

    Replies: @Autochthon

    Maybe the Hypnotoad was using the term’s other meaning:

  55. Nooses, racist graffiti, etc. – none of it justifies mass murder. Now, if any of the white employees had smirked at him…

  56. OT:

    The San Bernadino Shooter’s mother was convicted of destroying evidence related to the planning of the attack. It’s strange that she would be charged and convicted of this so long after the shootings. Farook’s brother, sister and sister in law still haven’t been sentenced in the case, although one of the sisters is in ICE custody.

    https://mynewsla.com/crime/2020/03/03/mother-of-terrorist-who-killed-14-admits-federal-crime/

  57. So learn your place. Maybe the black man won’t hurt you.

  58. @Hail
    @Hail

    Profile of

    ANNIE GOWEN (Twitter), Journalist

    https://s3.amazonaws.com/arc-authors/washpost/ad3a8831-71b8-4079-bf8e-2eee905f9ea7.jpg

    - Annie Gowen was born 1966 in Lawrence, Kansas, and raised there; she does not appear to have further local roots in Kansas. At-least-partial Irish-Catholic ancestral origin looks likely but none too recent (all great-grandparents born in North America, afaict); Annie's father looks to be James 'Tony' Gowen (acc. to an online source he was b.1928 in Chile to US parents, at Chuquicamata, the site of a copper mine active at the time; d.1981; buried at a Catholic cemetery in Lawrence); Annie's mother, maiden name Porter (whose grandparents were all born in Canada according to a 1930 census entry for what I believe are her parents, who lived in St. Paul and Green Bay for parts of the 1920 and 1930s and probably beyond) was a clinical counselor and one-time Director of Catholic Community Services of Lawrence; Annie Gowen's parents married in California in 1960 and moved to Kansas at some point in the 1960s;
    - May 1984: Annie graduates from Lawrence High School, Kansas;
    - 1989: Graduates from the University of Kansas [also in Lawrence] with English and Journalism degrees;
    - 1990 to 1997: Whereabouts unclear, probably in lower-tier journalism somewhere;
    - 1997: Joins Washington Post as a local reporter;
    - Aug. 2013: Appointed South Asia Bureau Chief for Washington Post;
    - June 2017: Awarded "Excellence in Reporting on Women’s Issues" award from the Society of Publishers in Asia [pdf] for her 2016 article series "India's Divide;"
    - Oct. 2018: Appointed US national correspondent; " covering the Midwest through the 2020 presidential election."

    Seems to be unmarried, no children.
    _______________

    Replies: @PiltdownMan, @bigdicknick, @Dr. X, @anon, @S

    Seems to be unmarried, no children.

    It would take quite a few beers to inseminate that one…

  59. @Bardon Kaldian
    @jb

    Well - good luck. Finally some black people showing laudable initiative.

    Replies: @Richard B

    Good luck indeed.

    • LOL: Unladen Swallow
    • Replies: @Bardon Kaldian
    @Richard B

    Better anything than nothing.....

    Replies: @Richard B

  60. @Fred C Dobbs
    Slightly Off-Topic, .....but I wanted to get this in near the top...=)

    Clown Mayor Eric Garcetti (now a Biden advisor) on Morning Joe re: Biden appeal to the Black community.

    Go to the 6:00 mark. Listen to the next 40 seconds.

    "...I always say people don't vote just where they are on the political spectrum....especially when you're voting for President.....they vote on an emotion.......a feeling.....we're electing a parent....."

    Thanks, you doofus, for letting the cat out of the bag. Exactly what I have long maintained about Donkey Voters and the Donkey Politicians who seek their vote.

    https://www.msnbc.com/morning-joe/watch/mayor-eric-garcetti-no-one-has-a-bigger-heart-than-joe-biden-79987269776

    Replies: @ArthurinCali, @Awk

    Democrats: “We’re patronizing, and we know it!” 😎

  61. Wasn’t there. Didn’t work for the company. I can’t testify as to what happened, nor the precursor to the event, nor the atmosphere at the workplace prior to the shooting.

    • Replies: @Hibernian
    @Michelle

    I wasn't there either, but I take the word of the Milwaukee Police that a man killed 5 coworkers and then committed suicide. If we assume, arguendo, a worst case scenario of the brewery being a Neo-Confederate hotbed, does that justify the 5 homicides and 1 suicide?

    , @William Badwhite
    @Michelle

    Great, thanks for weighing in. Awesome comment.

  62. @Lot
    @Reg Cæsar

    https://www.brandchannel.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/burger-king-home-of-the-whopper.jpg

    Replies: @Elsewhere

    That’s good!

  63. @Hail
    @Hail

    Profile of

    ANNIE GOWEN (Twitter), Journalist

    https://s3.amazonaws.com/arc-authors/washpost/ad3a8831-71b8-4079-bf8e-2eee905f9ea7.jpg

    - Annie Gowen was born 1966 in Lawrence, Kansas, and raised there; she does not appear to have further local roots in Kansas. At-least-partial Irish-Catholic ancestral origin looks likely but none too recent (all great-grandparents born in North America, afaict); Annie's father looks to be James 'Tony' Gowen (acc. to an online source he was b.1928 in Chile to US parents, at Chuquicamata, the site of a copper mine active at the time; d.1981; buried at a Catholic cemetery in Lawrence); Annie's mother, maiden name Porter (whose grandparents were all born in Canada according to a 1930 census entry for what I believe are her parents, who lived in St. Paul and Green Bay for parts of the 1920 and 1930s and probably beyond) was a clinical counselor and one-time Director of Catholic Community Services of Lawrence; Annie Gowen's parents married in California in 1960 and moved to Kansas at some point in the 1960s;
    - May 1984: Annie graduates from Lawrence High School, Kansas;
    - 1989: Graduates from the University of Kansas [also in Lawrence] with English and Journalism degrees;
    - 1990 to 1997: Whereabouts unclear, probably in lower-tier journalism somewhere;
    - 1997: Joins Washington Post as a local reporter;
    - Aug. 2013: Appointed South Asia Bureau Chief for Washington Post;
    - June 2017: Awarded "Excellence in Reporting on Women’s Issues" award from the Society of Publishers in Asia [pdf] for her 2016 article series "India's Divide;"
    - Oct. 2018: Appointed US national correspondent; " covering the Midwest through the 2020 presidential election."

    Seems to be unmarried, no children.
    _______________

    Replies: @PiltdownMan, @bigdicknick, @Dr. X, @anon, @S

    Huge John McCain style masseters, lots of repressed incandescent rage there.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masseter_muscle.

  64. @Corvinus
    @Art Deco

    "This isn’t reportage, it’s narrative manufacture."

    Exactly! Much like Mr. Sailer's beating of a dead horse on this topic, especially with the misleading title. But that's other than surprising.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Neil Templeton

    I would get more information watching Steve literally beat a dead horse for five minutes, than I would glean from ten thousand Corvinus comments, which is at least two orders of magnitude more than I will ever read.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    @Neil Templeton

    "I would get more information watching Steve literally beat a dead horse for five minutes, than I would glean from ten thousand Corvinus comments, which is at least two orders of magnitude more than I will ever read."

    I totally get it. You would rather confirm like your liberal comrades to a preferred narrative. In that way, there is not much thinking involved. Have another dose of confirmation bias!

    Replies: @Neil Templeton

  65. Absolutely disgusting. justifying mass murder on explicitly racial grounds, no different than Rwanda media before the massacre. Bezos is responsible for this filth, he deserves the severest punishment possible, along with the rest of these scum.

  66. I wouldn’t be surprised if Molson Coors caves in and starts more and more diversity hiring and forces employees to sit through endless harangues by fat black female critter diversity consultants, counselors and coordinators.

    Ex minority employees fired for good cause will be bombarded by civil rights attorneys looking to sue for racist wrongful termination.

    Manufacturing of the beer might have to stop for half a day as White employees were harangued. Or they might have to come in on their days off or have after hours sessions. At least the hourly workers would get some overtime pay.

    • LOL: Hibernian
  67. Muhammad, who worked at the brewery from 2015 to 2019, said he endured taunts from co-workers about his name and the fact that he is a practicing Muslim. He said people would call him Jamal or Salami.

    Most people are called names in a lot of blue collar work environments. They’re called names because they’re tall, short, fat, skinny, white, black, Muslim, Hispanic, rich, have southern accents, have northern accents, dress poorly, dress nicely, dress weird, listen to the wrong music, went to the wrong high school, went to college, etc. etc. etc. When I worked for ARMCO Steel in the plant, one guy used to call me “dirty face” because I’d wipe the sweat from my forehead with my dirty work gloves. (I sweated a lot.) Everyone called that guy “shorty” because he was about five foot three. I also worked at a packing plant as a guard and it was the same type of environment.

    As for the noose, show me a person who shoots up a work place and murders a lot of people and I’ll show you someone who is more than capable of perpetrating a hate hoax. Or should at least be have such accusations seriously questioned.

    He was off work for a time on a workers’ compensation claim and became convinced that the company was spying on him and that his house had been broken into, colleagues said.

    This rather illuminating revelation appeared about 25 paragraphs down in the article. Second from the last paragraph, in fact.

    • Agree: Almost Missouri
  68. Anonymous[325] • Disclaimer says:

    The solution is, of course, for white run and dominated firms not to employ blacks – in any capacity – in the first place.

    This might seem, at first sight, as an example of blatant racial discrimination against blacks, but it most definitely is *NOT* as NYT and WaPo logic would have it, this is purely and simply an act of kindness toward blacks with their health and welfare at heart. The idea is to protect them from the sheer nastiness of having to deal with whites in the workplace.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @Anonymous

    The solution is, of course, for white run and dominated firms not to employ blacks – in any capacity – in the first place.

    That's not a 'solution'. That's you masturbating.

    Replies: @YetAnotherAnon

  69. @Louis Renault
    Lots of ex-employees who didn't like those high wage union jobs quoted in that story; and oh, back last century the company settled a court case - that would be years before any current employee was hired, and, even worse, the long dead former owner said racist things! In 1984. The irony of that is lost on these WAPO's best D.C. based journalists.

    Replies: @Almost Missouri

    “the long dead former owner said racist things!”

    I believe the Bezos Blag said the long dead former owner

    was quoted saying … “

    Passive voice “was quoted” is like “dogwhistle”: there is no proof you actually said anything wrong, so I’m just going to accuse you anyway.

  70. @Anonymous
    The solution is, of course, for white run and dominated firms not to employ blacks - in any capacity - in the first place.

    This might seem, at first sight, as an example of blatant racial discrimination against blacks, but it most definitely is *NOT* as NYT and WaPo logic would have it, this is purely and simply an act of kindness toward blacks with their health and welfare at heart. The idea is to protect them from the sheer nastiness of having to deal with whites in the workplace.

    Replies: @Art Deco

    The solution is, of course, for white run and dominated firms not to employ blacks – in any capacity – in the first place.

    That’s not a ‘solution’. That’s you masturbating.

    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
    @Art Deco

    Once again I mourn the lack of a "Cretin" response button.

  71. @RichardTaylor
    One wonders what it will take for White men up in the Really Smart parts of the country to get the message of how much we are all hated by this ruling crowd.

    From Steve's Taki mag:

    So which side would the U.S. military tend to support in a battle of secessionism vs. nationalism? My impression is that the U.S. military very much enjoys representing the strongest, most ass-kicking country on earth and intends to keep the USA that way.
     
    But the hard men of the military had best be White men if the system is to hold together. No other group can pull it off. And it doesn't seem like the Really Smart people are building bridges to them.

    Replies: @Fed up in Georgia

    Only the military is significantly populated by minorities these days, and they have the upper hand in promotions, especially is the senior enlisted.

    • Replies: @RichardTaylor
    @Fed up in Georgia

    Yes, the only time White men are allowed to really shine in the military, especially if they're from the South or rural areas, is when it's time for dangerous work like taking Fallujah in Iraq. They are allowed to risk their lives then, as they are about the only ones who can get the job done.

    Then it's back to "White privilege" classes.

  72. @Pop Warner
    If WaPo fostered a culture of racism against whites and did nothing to reprimand anti white racists, would it theoretically be justified if a white man shot up their offices? Hypothetical, of course, but WaPo is making this assertion and the comments are all demanding a boycott of Molson Coors for "racism" instead of condemning racist black savagery

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Mishima Zaibatsu

    If WaPo fostered a culture of racism against whites and did nothing to reprimand anti white racists, would it theoretically be justified if a white man shot up their offices?

    No, it would be time for op-eds declaring “white fragility” to be a major terror threat which requires urgent brainwashing sessions in schools, workplaces etc.

  73. Anyone else here ever worked in a majority Black department or nearly majority Black department on a production floor? Well I have had the pleasure of working in a department that might have been 50% Black and I am being conservative here, it was probably majority Black. You want to talk about racism. Someone hanging a noose? Come on, how many times have we heard that bullshit now? And how many times is it another hoax? Oh, and the absolute horror of finding a swastika scrawled in crayon or pen. My gawd, that would destroy someone’s life right there. Imagine the nightmares. lololol.

    NOW, lets talk about REAL RACISM in the workplace. No FAKE or MANUFACTURED “hate” here, folks, just pure anti-White racism African American style. Verbally abusing and not giving proper training to new white employees. Laughing at and mocking new white employees mistakes. Imagine already being nervous on a new job, trying to learn a new job and putting up with employees mugging you with their eyes, openly laughing at your incompetence ( who isn’t incompetent learning something new) or just plain out not training you. How about a white girl almost being clocked in the face with a fist by a charging black male? White female supervisor was intimidated by the black workers so she rarely ventured out into the production floor. Even the white superintendent knew about the racism but stuck his head in the sand. During a routine 6 month evaluation, he asked if I had anything to say, I told him about how a white girl was being harassed by a black female employee every night and he said he was aware of the situation but couldn’t do anything unless the white girl came to him and complained. smdh. I left with, well I told you and walked off. Needless to say the white girl was continually harassed until she lucked up and bid on a new job in another department. smdh.

  74. @AnotherDad
    Short version:

    Washington Post answers the "Should the United States break up?" question in the affirmative.

    Replies: @OscarWildeLoveChild, @Ragno, @MikeatMikedotMike

    So after the break up, all the negroes will start behaving themselves?

  75. Anonymous[376] • Disclaimer says:
    @Enemy of Earth
    If I was a betting man I would wager the authors of this piece would blow a gasket if someone penned an article implying some past behavior was a mitigating factor in a woman being sexually assaulted. But I suppose anything is all right when battling the dreaded, all pervasive racism which makes the lives of People of Color a living hell.

    Replies: @David In TN, @Anonymous

    A few years ago, there was a (massively hushed up) case in Texas a 12 year old Mestizo girl was gang raped by a group of much older blacks.
    The WaPo and the NYT defended the blacks to the hilt, and published character slurs against the girl.

    Totem Pole, Totem Pole always Totem Pole.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Anonymous

    When, (ironically enough), DC Democrat Party staffer Kevin Sutherland was kicked to death on the floor of a Washington Metro subway car, in an iPhone robbery, I well remember reading some silly bitch in the WaPo going all mushy and defending the killer whilst pouring scorn on the victim.

  76. @Art Deco
    @Anonymous

    The solution is, of course, for white run and dominated firms not to employ blacks – in any capacity – in the first place.

    That's not a 'solution'. That's you masturbating.

    Replies: @YetAnotherAnon

    Once again I mourn the lack of a “Cretin” response button.

  77. Anonymous[376] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous
    @Enemy of Earth

    A few years ago, there was a (massively hushed up) case in Texas a 12 year old Mestizo girl was gang raped by a group of much older blacks.
    The WaPo and the NYT defended the blacks to the hilt, and published character slurs against the girl.

    Totem Pole, Totem Pole always Totem Pole.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    When, (ironically enough), DC Democrat Party staffer Kevin Sutherland was kicked to death on the floor of a Washington Metro subway car, in an iPhone robbery, I well remember reading some silly bitch in the WaPo going all mushy and defending the killer whilst pouring scorn on the victim.

  78. The straw that broke the camel’s back was the constant breaking into his home and moving the furniture around. Isn’t this the real underdeveloped cause for the shooting?

    Miller/Coors should have a company-wide meeting speaking about reinforcing the boundaries between a psychotic man’s furniture and his fellow employees.

    This furniture moving must stop now!!!

  79. MolsonCoors is breathing a sigh of relief. Bezos hit them with his best shot and that’s all they came up with – weak sauce allegations from 20 or 30 year ago? Kids, search the archives for anything racis’ that anyone in the brewing industry did in the last 40 years and dump it all into one article and do some hand waving to make it all seem connected to a pervasive pattern of wacism and sexism. That’s how we do journalism in 2020!

    Hey, it worked for Liz Warren to take down Bloomberg. Did anyone at Miller ever call Ferrill a horse faced lesbian? I don’t think it’s going to work – the guys who drink beer don’t really give a hoot about this stuff anyway. And (while the FTC was asleep) AB InBev now owns the entire US (and most of the global) brewing industry so switching brands isn’t going to help.

  80. Awk says: • Website
    @Fred C Dobbs
    Slightly Off-Topic, .....but I wanted to get this in near the top...=)

    Clown Mayor Eric Garcetti (now a Biden advisor) on Morning Joe re: Biden appeal to the Black community.

    Go to the 6:00 mark. Listen to the next 40 seconds.

    "...I always say people don't vote just where they are on the political spectrum....especially when you're voting for President.....they vote on an emotion.......a feeling.....we're electing a parent....."

    Thanks, you doofus, for letting the cat out of the bag. Exactly what I have long maintained about Donkey Voters and the Donkey Politicians who seek their vote.

    https://www.msnbc.com/morning-joe/watch/mayor-eric-garcetti-no-one-has-a-bigger-heart-than-joe-biden-79987269776

    Replies: @ArthurinCali, @Awk

    And the irony that Biden was once the king of segregation, and nobody dares to call him on it to stop him from taking 60+% of the black vote and cake walking into the White House. See the link next to my name for the article, apparently I cannot put links here or it becomes spam

  81. @bigdicknick
    @Hail

    empty egg carton

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    empty egg carton

    Washington has a lot of those.

    JaQuar McNair’s family wishes that last one was a little emptier:

    Teenage Boy Dies After Being Stabbed On Orange Line Train

    Sources: Teen girl killed 15-year-old boy on a train, walked away smiling

    By a girl!

    Sources: Teen girl killed 15-year-old boy on a train, walked away smiling

    https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/10/14/02/19672832-0-image-a-3_1571015673680.jpg

    [MORE]

  82. CCZ says:
    @Hypnotoad666
    @Dr. X

    The WaPo has zero facts about the shooter's motivation -- aside from "going postal" over his termination. So instead, they recruit a handful of disgruntled former employees to bitch about how they were not fully appreciated. Based on that irrelevant hearsay and speculation, they conclude the shooter was driven to murder by White microaggressions, or something. It's a pretty unbelievably incompetent and irresponsible piece of "reporting." In other words, par for the course.

    And why hasn't anyone figured out the "Jussie Smollett Rule" yet -- i.e., a "noose" allegation has a 100% correlation with being a hate hoax.

    Replies: @Jack D, @CCZ

    “The WaPo has zero facts about the shooter’s motivation…”

    But State Sen. Lena Taylor, who is challenging Milwaukee Mayor Barrett in the race for mayor does: “From what we’re hearing on the ground, and knowing Milwaukee’s racial climate, yes, there’s certainly a possibility that this incident may have been a motive in the shooting,” Taylor said in a statement.

    “Gunman who killed 5 at Molson Coors had noose put on his locker in 2015,” NBC News, David K. Li, March 5th 2020.

    Keeping the narrative 100% real!!

  83. @Richard B
    @Bardon Kaldian

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0h_cqTCT5g0&t=251s

    Good luck indeed.

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldian

    Better anything than nothing…..

    • Replies: @Richard B
    @Bardon Kaldian


    Better anything than nothing…..
     
    Yeah, keep telling yourself that.
  84. Washington Post answers the “Should the United States break up?” question in the affirmative.

    Well put …..but of course an impossibility. (Not the act, but the endorsement.)

    Parasites cannot survive without a host to feed off of, which is why the Fourth Estate can always be relied upon to demand Something Be Done about the menace of white flight….and why white separatism, the right of free association, and/or any acknowledgment of shared concerns among white Americans – even (quite reasonable) fears of violence and lawlessness – all get stirred indiscriminately into the kosher cookpot and magically come out as White Supremacy.

    There’s no longer any point in objecting to such “journalism” because – well – who would you object to? They all speak with one ventriloquist’s voice today, and your objections would never be published nor broadcast (unless they can cherry-pick a particularly incoherent example rife with misspellings to giggle at). There’s no drawing a line in the sand for reasons that have become painfully obvious the past four years; similarly, any attempt to pack up and head for high ground would be brutally suppressed as well.

    And thanks to the monoculture we are now all marinated in, cradle to grave, the last people who can or should be trusted are our own children, who are far too often the sleeper agents under our roofs….and our very noses.

    What’s that? “Conservative media”? Ha! Only if you bang your shoe on the lectern while attacking “anti-Semitism” (it’s on the rise, don’t you know). In case you have ever wondered what they mean by controlled opposition ….well, like the old commercial for dish soap used to point out, relax – you’re soaking in it.

  85. @Reg Cæsar
    @Corvinus


    But that’s other than surprising.
     
    Like you ever have an explanation for these events...

    Replies: @Corvinus

    “Like you ever have an explanation for these events…”

    I do have explanations, all right, it’s just that you generally do not take it into serious account. You really need to start NOTICING.

  86. S says:
    @Hail
    @Hail

    Profile of

    ANNIE GOWEN (Twitter), Journalist

    https://s3.amazonaws.com/arc-authors/washpost/ad3a8831-71b8-4079-bf8e-2eee905f9ea7.jpg

    - Annie Gowen was born 1966 in Lawrence, Kansas, and raised there; she does not appear to have further local roots in Kansas. At-least-partial Irish-Catholic ancestral origin looks likely but none too recent (all great-grandparents born in North America, afaict); Annie's father looks to be James 'Tony' Gowen (acc. to an online source he was b.1928 in Chile to US parents, at Chuquicamata, the site of a copper mine active at the time; d.1981; buried at a Catholic cemetery in Lawrence); Annie's mother, maiden name Porter (whose grandparents were all born in Canada according to a 1930 census entry for what I believe are her parents, who lived in St. Paul and Green Bay for parts of the 1920 and 1930s and probably beyond) was a clinical counselor and one-time Director of Catholic Community Services of Lawrence; Annie Gowen's parents married in California in 1960 and moved to Kansas at some point in the 1960s;
    - May 1984: Annie graduates from Lawrence High School, Kansas;
    - 1989: Graduates from the University of Kansas [also in Lawrence] with English and Journalism degrees;
    - 1990 to 1997: Whereabouts unclear, probably in lower-tier journalism somewhere;
    - 1997: Joins Washington Post as a local reporter;
    - Aug. 2013: Appointed South Asia Bureau Chief for Washington Post;
    - June 2017: Awarded "Excellence in Reporting on Women’s Issues" award from the Society of Publishers in Asia [pdf] for her 2016 article series "India's Divide;"
    - Oct. 2018: Appointed US national correspondent; " covering the Midwest through the 2020 presidential election."

    Seems to be unmarried, no children.
    _______________

    Replies: @PiltdownMan, @bigdicknick, @Dr. X, @anon, @S

    Annie Gowen was born 1966 in Lawrence, Kansas, and raised there…At-least-partial Irish-Catholic ancestral origin looks likely but none too recent..

    Lawrence, Kansas has a huge ‘progressive’ background, which apparently this Irish ancestried woman has sadly internalized.

    Lawrence, KS, is the infamous ‘abolitionist’ sister city of Lawrence ‘Immigrant City’, Massachusetts, New England’s first ‘minority majority’ city, the same latter city super ‘progressive’ Elizabeth Warren chose to launch her 2020 presidential election bid from.

    Both city’s construction were financed mid-19th century by the same Lawrence family of Massachusetts textile factory magnates. [The Lawrence family didn’t much like indirectly paying the expensive chattel slave labor costs which picked the cotton which in turn fed their textile mills. They wanted the Africans (or Chinese, Syrians, Lebanese, Portuguese, Irish, or, from whereever ‘immigrants’) to pick the cotton as far less expensive wage slaves, ie so called ‘cheap labor’, hence the construction of the ‘abolitionist’ Lawrence, KS. This of course was not about any ‘morality’, but simply about money.]

    The Lawrence family patriarch, Abbott Lawrence, besides being a textiles magnate, was also conveniently for him circa 1850 the US ambassador to the UK, which at the time included the whole of Ireland. Ireland at the time was a primary source of wage slaves (ie so called ‘cheap labor’) for his Massachusetts mills.

    In the late summer/early fall of 1851 Abbott Lawrence as the US ambassador conducted a tour of Ireland. The London Times published an editorial about his Irish visit which declared that as a direct result of the enmasse predation of the Irish by the United States as wage slaves (cheap labor’) the Irish would be ‘known no more’ as a people, due to being ‘mixed’ away, and that the Irish would be replaced within Ireland itself by an imported immigrant race of slaves.

    Not surprisingly, in light of the Times editorial re ‘known no more’, according to the Spectator of London in 1847, the Irish called this enmasse predation of their people as ‘cheap labor’ ‘extermination’, and were enacting serious ‘vengeance’ (ie death) upon those within Ireland who were pushing for their exodus as wage slaves (‘cheap labor’) to the US.

    [See the ‘comment’ link below for links to the original scanned in 19th century article’s mentioned above and for more on Lawrence, KS/Mass).]

    Slave Revolt in Lawrence, Mass (1912)

    https://matteroffact.tv/lawrence-mass-immigrant-city/

    https://www.unz.com/proberts/pbs-assaults-white-americans/#comment-3716252

  87. @Neil Templeton
    @Corvinus

    I would get more information watching Steve literally beat a dead horse for five minutes, than I would glean from ten thousand Corvinus comments, which is at least two orders of magnitude more than I will ever read.

    Replies: @Corvinus

    “I would get more information watching Steve literally beat a dead horse for five minutes, than I would glean from ten thousand Corvinus comments, which is at least two orders of magnitude more than I will ever read.”

    I totally get it. You would rather confirm like your liberal comrades to a preferred narrative. In that way, there is not much thinking involved. Have another dose of confirmation bias!

    • Replies: @Neil Templeton
    @Corvinus

    Double it straight please, Miss.

  88. OK we’ve all seen lockers. How can a noose be put on a locker? Lockers don’t have hooks. They’re metal can’t drive a screw or nail in. Maybe it was attached with gorilla glue or epoxy? Drawing a noose on a locker is easy enough. But liberals, blacks and journalists are too stupid to figure out it makes more sense to draw one than make one and attach it? . Plus, did he even have a locker? .

    Liberals , blacks and journalists will believe anything

    Racial problems in Milwaukee 38 percent black obviously it has worse problems than Chicago or New York and is approaching detoilet or St Louis. Soon it will be all over for Milwaukee.

  89. @HammerJack
    @Dr. X

    When they hear these stories, every single black person in the country adds it to their mental list of slights. Many white people do as well. And most other POCs.

    The eventual disposition of the case, where it comes out (at best) that there is no evidence whatever that any white people are actually to blame, never registers even in the rare event of its being reported.

    Separately: has anyone ever seen a real locker? How do you "place" a noose on one?

    Replies: @Alden

    My first thought was how can anything be placed or hung on a metal locker door? And do the electricians at Molson Coors even have lockers?

    I’d think an electrician would use a handy cord or cable.

    • Replies: @HammerJack
    @Alden

    Having a cord or cable available isn't really the issue. How do you affix it to the locker? Electrical tape amirite? Would have been helpful to have had a photo. Too bad no one has a cameraphone. Moreover every single account says it was "placed" on the locker.

    Some people may think this is nitpicky but many hoaxes have been exposed in exactly this way: pointing out logical flaws and/or contradictions in the Official Story.

    Of course at that point the MSM decide that "the conversation has moved on" and you get banned if you breathe another word.

  90. @jb
    OT, but potentially of interest, from Quanta Magazine: The Man Making Rwanda Into a Hub for Physics.

    Given the size of Africa's population, the number of people there capable of doing theoretical physics may not be entirely trivial. Probably not really top tier though, and there are probably better ways for them to put their talents to use...

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldian, @Mr. Grey

    Given the size of Africa’s population, the number of people there capable of doing theoretical physics may not be entirely trivial.

    Yes but the environment where they have to work must be considered. What happens when the locals decide you are conjuring evil spirits to kill all the farm animals and they burn down the laboratory?

  91. It’s the usual script from the judenpresse. The black buy who committed the mass shooting was a decent guy and good employee who just “snapped” after enduring years of racism by wicked whites. Omar Thornton was stealing from the company he worked for and they had videotape evidence proving it.

    Of course that’s not the script when blacks kill Jews like they have recently or when whites commit mass shootings against non-whites. No media sob stories about whites being angry at being made 5th class citizens and having to endure anti-white racism in schools, at the workplace and on TV and the silver screen.

  92. @Alden
    @HammerJack

    My first thought was how can anything be placed or hung on a metal locker door? And do the electricians at Molson Coors even have lockers?

    I’d think an electrician would use a handy cord or cable.

    Replies: @HammerJack

    Having a cord or cable available isn’t really the issue. How do you affix it to the locker? Electrical tape amirite? Would have been helpful to have had a photo. Too bad no one has a cameraphone. Moreover every single account says it was “placed” on the locker.

    Some people may think this is nitpicky but many hoaxes have been exposed in exactly this way: pointing out logical flaws and/or contradictions in the Official Story.

    Of course at that point the MSM decide that “the conversation has moved on” and you get banned if you breathe another word.

  93. @Corvinus
    @Neil Templeton

    "I would get more information watching Steve literally beat a dead horse for five minutes, than I would glean from ten thousand Corvinus comments, which is at least two orders of magnitude more than I will ever read."

    I totally get it. You would rather confirm like your liberal comrades to a preferred narrative. In that way, there is not much thinking involved. Have another dose of confirmation bias!

    Replies: @Neil Templeton

    Double it straight please, Miss.

  94. @Elli
    @anon

    Not necessarily true about lying on a hard settee with a legit back injury although I did have one professor teach lying on a table. Modern treatment encourages movement.

    My brother with ruptured disks is fine with extension, can't tolerate compression. He can rock climb and paint houses but he can't lift over 20 lb. His job required lifting, wrecked his back, no alternative was offered, and his former employer was pissed about the worker's comp.

    I had persistent back spasms from lying on a hard surface for surgery. Spent six months standing and shifting foot to foot rather than sitting, driving was painful and would have been impossible as a full time job.

    Replies: @Hibernian

    How does he paint houses (standing for extended periods and lifting, and carrying, buckets of paint) if he can’t lift and can’t tolerate compression? Also, did he report the house painting income?

  95. @Michelle
    Wasn't there. Didn't work for the company. I can't testify as to what happened, nor the precursor to the event, nor the atmosphere at the workplace prior to the shooting.

    Replies: @Hibernian, @William Badwhite

    I wasn’t there either, but I take the word of the Milwaukee Police that a man killed 5 coworkers and then committed suicide. If we assume, arguendo, a worst case scenario of the brewery being a Neo-Confederate hotbed, does that justify the 5 homicides and 1 suicide?

  96. @Fed up in Georgia
    @RichardTaylor

    Only the military is significantly populated by minorities these days, and they have the upper hand in promotions, especially is the senior enlisted.

    Replies: @RichardTaylor

    Yes, the only time White men are allowed to really shine in the military, especially if they’re from the South or rural areas, is when it’s time for dangerous work like taking Fallujah in Iraq. They are allowed to risk their lives then, as they are about the only ones who can get the job done.

    Then it’s back to “White privilege” classes.

  97. @Bardon Kaldian
    @Richard B

    Better anything than nothing.....

    Replies: @Richard B

    Better anything than nothing…..

    Yeah, keep telling yourself that.

  98. I am surprised that no one has mentionned Omar Thornton or Cookie Thornton – two very similarly aggrieved blacks who killed many, many whites in a racist rage, and were more or less defended by the mainstream media at the time.

  99. @Michelle
    Wasn't there. Didn't work for the company. I can't testify as to what happened, nor the precursor to the event, nor the atmosphere at the workplace prior to the shooting.

    Replies: @Hibernian, @William Badwhite

    Great, thanks for weighing in. Awesome comment.

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