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  1. I know being the president is pretty cool, but I can’t imagine the discipline it took to stay married to the mediocre and humorless Michelle Obama.

    • LOL: TomSchmidt
    • Replies: @Clyde
    @JohnnyD


    I know being the president is pretty cool, but I can’t imagine the discipline it took to stay married to the mediocre and humorless Michelle Obama.
     
    No discipline required. Mooch worships him and he mostly tunes her out. Look at it this way. Michelle is a shallow, materialistic dope who somehow, someway managed to land a President and raise two non-embarrassing children while in the public eye.

    Replies: @The Only Catholic Unionist, @Art Deco

    , @e
    @JohnnyD

    I never noticed that Barrack Obama had a sense of humor, did you? Sure, when he was given comedic material, he did show a good sense of timing, but other than that, nothing.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @SteveRogers42

    , @Rod1963
    @JohnnyD

    No he wouldn't look like Zimmerman.

    Being married to a cold fish and feminazi like Sheila Miyoshi Jager would have been worse. She's just a empty shell of a human who is obsessed with a meaningless academic career.

    The fact she is half asian is a distraction, she's just another nasty harpy with a half-asian skin suit.

    , @Kylie
    @JohnnyD

    I look at Michelle Obama (both her golem-like appearance and her abrasive personality) and think Obama must really really REALLY have wanted to be president.

    His erstwhile girlfriend, while not classically beautiful, has feminine features and a pleasant expression.

    I think it took discipline and narcissism for Obama to stay married to Michelle. And a whole lot of time spent on the golf course.

    Replies: @Opinionator, @JohnnyD, @J1234

    , @Abe
    @JohnnyD


    I know being the first-lady president is pretty cool, but I can’t imagine the discipline it took to stay married to the mediocre and humorless Barack MichelleObama.
     
    Fixed that for you.

    Replies: @Abe

    , @fitzGetty
    @JohnnyD

    The choice was a deliberate calculation ... a non black fem was not on the cards if advancement was to continue ... they will part formally when it is convenient and profitable for them to do so ...

    , @Thea
    @JohnnyD

    Marriages of convenience among the powerful are not exactly rare throughout history.

    She probably isn't all that awful towards him.

    , @SteveRogers42
    @JohnnyD

    Mmmm --- romance!

    http://i0.wp.com/truthuncensored.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/barack_obama_600x450.jpg

  2. Imagine the sorts of articles about things that are problematic that the product of a Japa-hapa mother and Kenyan-Kansan father could write these days.

  3. There ya go. Good call, Barry.

  4. What is it when a white woman goes for an educated mulatto?

    Greenhouse Fever?

  5. Mediocre and humorless? Then what do you call Melania or Hillary? Michelle graduated from Princeton and Harvard, and she does as well as her husband when she appears on those late night talk shows or similar light hearted programs. She did just fine as First Lady.

    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
    @Roy

    Diehard racists will never forgive Michelle Obama for not doing anything worthy of WorldStar HipHop ignominy in 8 years.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @SteveRogers42

    , @Escher
    @Roy

    She looks like a stereotypical black woman from the hood, but does not behave like one. These idiots cannot put their arms around this (seeming) contradiction.
    Note that they have nothing to say about the highly botoxed and mostly mute current First Lady.

    Replies: @SteveRogers42

  6. Not really. Obama and Sheila are pointy-chinned, cheekbony people, unlike George.

  7. The son he never had killed the son he wished he had.

    Poor, poor Barry.

  8. His eyes are too close together to be their kid.

    For a hapa, Sheila isn’t all that impressive — I’ve known far more attractive girls of that origin. I’m not all that surprised Barack dumped her, as she’s got zero “cred” to bring to the table for an ambitious young black man. It’s kind of a bummer for hapa girls that they are stuck in the white zone, but due to modern racial politics not quite white enough for most white guys. Maybe it would be better for not-quite-whites to simply blend into the African American population, as it seems Arab and West Asian women like Kim Kardashian are already doing, but that’s going to be a tough road braving the fury of black women, and like the above professor they’ll have to assume a subordinate position vis-a-vis blacks.

    If we had more of a normative white identity in the US they’d be in a better position to marry well, because there wouldn’t be that element of racial hostility that gets in the way.

    I happen to think half-Asian girls are very attractive and far from objectionable, but as things are today I wouldn’t want one to marry one of my boys because they might have hostility against whites (especially if they went to college) and cause racial discord in the family. That’s a problem I’ve already seen first hand.

    For example, if some hapa girl (or any other girl, but most whites know better when they’re at a family gathering) started mouthing off about “white privilege” in my house, I’d tell her to get the hell out and not come back.

    • Replies: @attilathehen
    @Bill P

    Miyoshi-Jager married a Korean guy and is into Korean politics.

    She did not like being half-white.

    , @Sid
    @Bill P

    In my experience, hapas are usually socialized as white. Other Asians don't really accept them as being one of their own, while whites treat hapas as a peer.

    I haven't met a hapa who was especially PC or angry about "white privilege," though I'm sure plenty do exist.

    In contrast, mulattoes are almost always accepted as black in the U.S. Even so, they tend to feel insecure about their black identity, and try to make up for it by being especially vocal about black issues. They also tend to have more relationships with white people and have to compete for jobs and positions against them, which again makes them complain more on average.

    But yes, it is a good idea to bar your sons from dating girls who are vocal about "white privilege." No self-respecting white man should ever be in a relationship with such women.

    , @Alden
    @Bill P

    Kim Kardashian's mother is English and Scots and her father was Armenian.

    Not everyone with black hair is an Arab.

    , @e
    @Bill P

    For a hapa, Sheila isn’t all that impressive — I’ve known far more attractive girls of that origin.

    She looks white to me.

    FWIW, I had never heard the term "hapa" until tonight.

    Replies: @anonguy

    , @Intelligent Dasein
    @Bill P


    I happen to think half-Asian girls are very attractive...
     
    Some half-Asian girls are attractive, but a lot of them end up looking like female Uruk-hai. You never know which atavisms are going to show up in which proportions. I've seen one such girl with white skin and chestnut hair; she looked totally Caucasian except for her flat face and epicanthic folds (strange). I've seen other such girls who, due to a Nordic skeleton but otherwise Asiatic features, might have passed for Thai giantesses. It seems like what you often get is not a smooth blending of racial features but more of a chimerical collage. There are some mulattoes who look like bronzed White people, but then there are those other mulattoes with their pug noses, thick lips, freckled skin and kinky red hair, who look like fugitives from an Irish fat farm.

    Since there is no way to control for the bizarre combinations of incongruent traits down through the generations, it is best not to miscegenate at all but rather to prefer and perfect one's own racial type.
    , @anon
    @Bill P

    Is she half-Asian (Oriental)? She looks very white to me. At least in that photo. Definitely agree with you about the problems of having somebody outside your race as an in-law. I have witnessed it first-hand.

    , @mukat
    @Bill P

    Yeah, hapa girls have it real tough. They have to date deca-billionaires like Sergey Brin (2 hapa girlfriends so far) and Travis Kalanick.

    Then there are the thick admissions letters from Harvard (the original Tiger cubs who got in as legacies/courtesies, despite their HLS/YLS mom's cringeworthy Tiger-style parenting).

    , @nglaer
    @Bill P

    Hapa girl I know (wife of 36 years) doesn't want to hang with Jared Taylor, but otherwise more alt rite than me.

    , @Opinionator
    @Bill P

    His eyes are too close together to be their kid.

    Do you think Steve's post is about physical resemblance?

  9. Rather insulting to Mr. Zimmerman by implication. The mean is probably a little lower. Remember: Mr. Zimmerman, for all his faults, has an amount of civic intelligence (and courage) somewhat above the common.

  10. LOL. That would be a total PR nightmare for the mulatto messiah. He’d be excommunicated from the black nationalist community.

    Zimmy is just lucky he didn’t inherit Barry’s dumbo ears.

  11. Zimmerman looks like a son Marc Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan would have.

  12. @Bill P
    His eyes are too close together to be their kid.

    For a hapa, Sheila isn't all that impressive -- I've known far more attractive girls of that origin. I'm not all that surprised Barack dumped her, as she's got zero "cred" to bring to the table for an ambitious young black man. It's kind of a bummer for hapa girls that they are stuck in the white zone, but due to modern racial politics not quite white enough for most white guys. Maybe it would be better for not-quite-whites to simply blend into the African American population, as it seems Arab and West Asian women like Kim Kardashian are already doing, but that's going to be a tough road braving the fury of black women, and like the above professor they'll have to assume a subordinate position vis-a-vis blacks.

    If we had more of a normative white identity in the US they'd be in a better position to marry well, because there wouldn't be that element of racial hostility that gets in the way.

    I happen to think half-Asian girls are very attractive and far from objectionable, but as things are today I wouldn't want one to marry one of my boys because they might have hostility against whites (especially if they went to college) and cause racial discord in the family. That's a problem I've already seen first hand.

    For example, if some hapa girl (or any other girl, but most whites know better when they're at a family gathering) started mouthing off about "white privilege" in my house, I'd tell her to get the hell out and not come back.

    Replies: @attilathehen, @Sid, @Alden, @e, @Intelligent Dasein, @anon, @mukat, @nglaer, @Opinionator

    Miyoshi-Jager married a Korean guy and is into Korean politics.

    She did not like being half-white.

  13. I nominate Tulsi Gabbard to be the first woman and second Hawaiian president.

  14. You’re too gracious, Steve. Age-wise, sure. Looks-wise, it’s actually this guy.

    • Replies: @Hhsiii
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    Or this guy, er, they:

    https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-iVIT-x0rjBg/WHOH7QH8nNI/AAAAAAAAX1M/kPvhUm0spg4wGhtG41r8mqRmzkzMdo5jQCLcB/s1600/Pablo_Gomez_Berkeley_2.JPG

    , @San Fernando Curt
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    Malcolm X Gladwell?

    Replies: @Jenner Ickham Errican

    , @Steve from Detroit
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    JIE:

    You beat me to it.

    , @Bill Jones
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    At what point will Chelsea Clinton's real sire: Webster Hubble be revealed?

    DNA is really easy to pick up for these guys.

  15. One gets tired of minorities…

  16. Sid says:
    @Bill P
    His eyes are too close together to be their kid.

    For a hapa, Sheila isn't all that impressive -- I've known far more attractive girls of that origin. I'm not all that surprised Barack dumped her, as she's got zero "cred" to bring to the table for an ambitious young black man. It's kind of a bummer for hapa girls that they are stuck in the white zone, but due to modern racial politics not quite white enough for most white guys. Maybe it would be better for not-quite-whites to simply blend into the African American population, as it seems Arab and West Asian women like Kim Kardashian are already doing, but that's going to be a tough road braving the fury of black women, and like the above professor they'll have to assume a subordinate position vis-a-vis blacks.

    If we had more of a normative white identity in the US they'd be in a better position to marry well, because there wouldn't be that element of racial hostility that gets in the way.

    I happen to think half-Asian girls are very attractive and far from objectionable, but as things are today I wouldn't want one to marry one of my boys because they might have hostility against whites (especially if they went to college) and cause racial discord in the family. That's a problem I've already seen first hand.

    For example, if some hapa girl (or any other girl, but most whites know better when they're at a family gathering) started mouthing off about "white privilege" in my house, I'd tell her to get the hell out and not come back.

    Replies: @attilathehen, @Sid, @Alden, @e, @Intelligent Dasein, @anon, @mukat, @nglaer, @Opinionator

    In my experience, hapas are usually socialized as white. Other Asians don’t really accept them as being one of their own, while whites treat hapas as a peer.

    I haven’t met a hapa who was especially PC or angry about “white privilege,” though I’m sure plenty do exist.

    In contrast, mulattoes are almost always accepted as black in the U.S. Even so, they tend to feel insecure about their black identity, and try to make up for it by being especially vocal about black issues. They also tend to have more relationships with white people and have to compete for jobs and positions against them, which again makes them complain more on average.

    But yes, it is a good idea to bar your sons from dating girls who are vocal about “white privilege.” No self-respecting white man should ever be in a relationship with such women.

  17. Clyde says:
    @JohnnyD
    I know being the president is pretty cool, but I can't imagine the discipline it took to stay married to the mediocre and humorless Michelle Obama.

    Replies: @Clyde, @e, @Rod1963, @Kylie, @Abe, @fitzGetty, @Thea, @SteveRogers42

    I know being the president is pretty cool, but I can’t imagine the discipline it took to stay married to the mediocre and humorless Michelle Obama.

    No discipline required. Mooch worships him and he mostly tunes her out. Look at it this way. Michelle is a shallow, materialistic dope who somehow, someway managed to land a President and raise two non-embarrassing children while in the public eye.

    • Replies: @The Only Catholic Unionist
    @Clyde

    Worships him? Strongly disagree. She either has one of the worst cases of "resting rhymes-with-witch face" on record, or the incident with the Danish leader at Nelson Mandela's funeral was just the tip of the iceberg, if the search engine results for images of her scowling at him is to be believed. The extended separate vacays would also tend to militate against that idea ...

    , @Art Deco
    @Clyde

    If she actually were a dope, she wouldn't have finished school or passed the bar exam.

    Replies: @SteveRogers42

  18. @Jenner Ickham Errican
    You’re too gracious, Steve. Age-wise, sure. Looks-wise, it's actually this guy.

    Replies: @Hhsiii, @San Fernando Curt, @Steve from Detroit, @Bill Jones

    Or this guy, er, they:

  19. @Bill P
    His eyes are too close together to be their kid.

    For a hapa, Sheila isn't all that impressive -- I've known far more attractive girls of that origin. I'm not all that surprised Barack dumped her, as she's got zero "cred" to bring to the table for an ambitious young black man. It's kind of a bummer for hapa girls that they are stuck in the white zone, but due to modern racial politics not quite white enough for most white guys. Maybe it would be better for not-quite-whites to simply blend into the African American population, as it seems Arab and West Asian women like Kim Kardashian are already doing, but that's going to be a tough road braving the fury of black women, and like the above professor they'll have to assume a subordinate position vis-a-vis blacks.

    If we had more of a normative white identity in the US they'd be in a better position to marry well, because there wouldn't be that element of racial hostility that gets in the way.

    I happen to think half-Asian girls are very attractive and far from objectionable, but as things are today I wouldn't want one to marry one of my boys because they might have hostility against whites (especially if they went to college) and cause racial discord in the family. That's a problem I've already seen first hand.

    For example, if some hapa girl (or any other girl, but most whites know better when they're at a family gathering) started mouthing off about "white privilege" in my house, I'd tell her to get the hell out and not come back.

    Replies: @attilathehen, @Sid, @Alden, @e, @Intelligent Dasein, @anon, @mukat, @nglaer, @Opinionator

    Kim Kardashian’s mother is English and Scots and her father was Armenian.

    Not everyone with black hair is an Arab.

  20. No doubt he’d be getting into Harvard too, “after a year off.”

    [My theory on Malia’s year off before Harvard: She’s not qualified and needs intense tutoring / advance preparation for the classes she will be taking.]

    • Replies: @Old fogey
    @Buzz Mohawk

    It's curious, isn't it, that presidents' children such as Chelsea Clinton (Stanford) and Malia Obama (Harvard) manage to gain admittance to prestigious institutions who accept so few applicants?

    Replies: @PiltdownMan, @Pericles

    , @Anonymous
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Doubt it, unless she's majoring in STEM, which is unlikely. There's no prep or tutoring she would need to do to take the sort of sociology or art history type courses I imagine she's going to take. Unless she can't do basic stuff like read, and needs to take remedial phonics or something.

    , @PiltdownMan
    @Buzz Mohawk

    I think you are vastly overestimating the rigors of an education at Harvard in the year 2017. Apparently, grade inflation has meant that the average across the college is an A-. Professors use a very skewed curve nowadays which, of course, renders the exercise meaningless.

    Replies: @snorlax, @Sauron's Idiot Nephew

    , @Alden
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Her high school is pretty rigorous so she's probably well prepared. Unless she takes STEM courses all she has to do is read the texts, sit through class and write some current liberal propaganda term papers. She can take whatever language she learned in high school. The first 2 years will be just repetition.

    I graduated from a top ten school that way and didn't study much at all. And there's no way those Obama worshipping Harvard teachers would give her less than an A+.

    Replies: @Opinionator, @TheJester

    , @Truth
    @Buzz Mohawk


    My theory...
     
    OK, full stop.

    Replies: @Clyde

    , @bored identity
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Oh, yeah...


    She'll be taking many classy classes on Weinstein University.

    Replies: @slumber_j

    , @Pericles
    @Buzz Mohawk


    Malia's year off before Harvard

     

    Smoke weed every day!
    , @27 year old
    @Buzz Mohawk

    >Obama daughter year off before Harvard

    Taking a year off before college ("gap year") is one of the best smartest things you could possibly do, relatively few people do it. This is just the Obamas being very smart in their personal lives.

    Replies: @PiltdownMan, @Desiderius

    , @Thirdtwin
    @Buzz Mohawk

    "My theory on Malia's year off before Harvard: She's not qualified and needs intense tutoring / advance preparation for the classes she will be taking."

    No way she cracks a single book before the end of her first week at school, if even then. It's the profs and admin who are getting intense tutoring and advance preparation for Malia.

    , @JohnnyGeo
    @Buzz Mohawk

    I think it is a wise move; the extra time should let the attention over her father wane a bit.

  21. @JohnnyD
    I know being the president is pretty cool, but I can't imagine the discipline it took to stay married to the mediocre and humorless Michelle Obama.

    Replies: @Clyde, @e, @Rod1963, @Kylie, @Abe, @fitzGetty, @Thea, @SteveRogers42

    I never noticed that Barrack Obama had a sense of humor, did you? Sure, when he was given comedic material, he did show a good sense of timing, but other than that, nothing.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    @e


    I never noticed that Barrack Obama had a sense of humor, did you? Sure, when he was given comedic material, he did show a good sense of timing, but other than that, nothing.
     
    Obama was (and is) an empty suit, just like W. The suit just drapes better on Obama.
    , @SteveRogers42
    @e

    Not laughing:

    http://www.theobamafile.com/_images/MichelleObamaScowl160.jpg

  22. @JohnnyD
    I know being the president is pretty cool, but I can't imagine the discipline it took to stay married to the mediocre and humorless Michelle Obama.

    Replies: @Clyde, @e, @Rod1963, @Kylie, @Abe, @fitzGetty, @Thea, @SteveRogers42

    No he wouldn’t look like Zimmerman.

    Being married to a cold fish and feminazi like Sheila Miyoshi Jager would have been worse. She’s just a empty shell of a human who is obsessed with a meaningless academic career.

    The fact she is half asian is a distraction, she’s just another nasty harpy with a half-asian skin suit.

  23. @Bill P
    His eyes are too close together to be their kid.

    For a hapa, Sheila isn't all that impressive -- I've known far more attractive girls of that origin. I'm not all that surprised Barack dumped her, as she's got zero "cred" to bring to the table for an ambitious young black man. It's kind of a bummer for hapa girls that they are stuck in the white zone, but due to modern racial politics not quite white enough for most white guys. Maybe it would be better for not-quite-whites to simply blend into the African American population, as it seems Arab and West Asian women like Kim Kardashian are already doing, but that's going to be a tough road braving the fury of black women, and like the above professor they'll have to assume a subordinate position vis-a-vis blacks.

    If we had more of a normative white identity in the US they'd be in a better position to marry well, because there wouldn't be that element of racial hostility that gets in the way.

    I happen to think half-Asian girls are very attractive and far from objectionable, but as things are today I wouldn't want one to marry one of my boys because they might have hostility against whites (especially if they went to college) and cause racial discord in the family. That's a problem I've already seen first hand.

    For example, if some hapa girl (or any other girl, but most whites know better when they're at a family gathering) started mouthing off about "white privilege" in my house, I'd tell her to get the hell out and not come back.

    Replies: @attilathehen, @Sid, @Alden, @e, @Intelligent Dasein, @anon, @mukat, @nglaer, @Opinionator

    For a hapa, Sheila isn’t all that impressive — I’ve known far more attractive girls of that origin.

    She looks white to me.

    FWIW, I had never heard the term “hapa” until tonight.

    • Replies: @anonguy
    @e


    FWIW, I had never heard the term “hapa” until tonight.
     
    Ok, and now up your game by learning about haafu, sometimes spelled hafu.

    It is a wide world of things out there.
  24. To think that Steve got zero credit in that New York Magazine profile for his sense of humor .

  25. Not OT:
    http://www.thefader.com/2017/05/04/trayvon-martin-posthumous-college-degree

    “Trayvon Martin would have been 22 this year, and like many 22-year-olds, Martin will receive a college degreee this month. Florida Memorial University announced Thursday that they will be rewarding Martin with a posthumous degree in Aeronautical Science with a concentration in Flight Education.”

    • Replies: @The True and Original David
    @Chicago Girl

    Just in case there were any doubt that a college degree is worthless nowadays.

    , @BenKenobi
    @Chicago Girl

    They wanted to make sure that in the afterlife he could fly forever like the Kangz of old.

  26. @Buzz Mohawk
    No doubt he'd be getting into Harvard too, "after a year off."

    [My theory on Malia's year off before Harvard: She's not qualified and needs intense tutoring / advance preparation for the classes she will be taking.]

    Replies: @Old fogey, @Anonymous, @PiltdownMan, @Alden, @Truth, @bored identity, @Pericles, @27 year old, @Thirdtwin, @JohnnyGeo

    It’s curious, isn’t it, that presidents’ children such as Chelsea Clinton (Stanford) and Malia Obama (Harvard) manage to gain admittance to prestigious institutions who accept so few applicants?

    • Replies: @PiltdownMan
    @Old fogey

    It's not at all curious. Legacy admissions have always been big, and bigger still these days, as wealth concentration has meant that alumni have more funds than ever to potentially donate to the school.

    And elite schools try hard to find reasons to admit the scions of the global ruling class, more than ever. Both of Malia Obama's parents went to Harvard, as did her Kenyan grandfather. And she is a President's daughter. I expect Sasha Obama, unless she is a notably poor student, will get in too.

    Replies: @fredyetagain aka superhonky

    , @Pericles
    @Old fogey

    That's why admissions are holistic.

  27. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Buzz Mohawk
    No doubt he'd be getting into Harvard too, "after a year off."

    [My theory on Malia's year off before Harvard: She's not qualified and needs intense tutoring / advance preparation for the classes she will be taking.]

    Replies: @Old fogey, @Anonymous, @PiltdownMan, @Alden, @Truth, @bored identity, @Pericles, @27 year old, @Thirdtwin, @JohnnyGeo

    Doubt it, unless she’s majoring in STEM, which is unlikely. There’s no prep or tutoring she would need to do to take the sort of sociology or art history type courses I imagine she’s going to take. Unless she can’t do basic stuff like read, and needs to take remedial phonics or something.

  28. @Jenner Ickham Errican
    You’re too gracious, Steve. Age-wise, sure. Looks-wise, it's actually this guy.

    Replies: @Hhsiii, @San Fernando Curt, @Steve from Detroit, @Bill Jones

    Malcolm X Gladwell?

    • Replies: @Jenner Ickham Errican
    @San Fernando Curt

    Malcolm Jäger-O’Bomber

  29. @Buzz Mohawk
    No doubt he'd be getting into Harvard too, "after a year off."

    [My theory on Malia's year off before Harvard: She's not qualified and needs intense tutoring / advance preparation for the classes she will be taking.]

    Replies: @Old fogey, @Anonymous, @PiltdownMan, @Alden, @Truth, @bored identity, @Pericles, @27 year old, @Thirdtwin, @JohnnyGeo

    I think you are vastly overestimating the rigors of an education at Harvard in the year 2017. Apparently, grade inflation has meant that the average across the college is an A-. Professors use a very skewed curve nowadays which, of course, renders the exercise meaningless.

    • Replies: @snorlax
    @PiltdownMan

    But isn't that what you'd expect, given that (at least for whites and Asians) you need a near-perfect GPA to get in? There has of course also been grade inflation at the high school level.

    Replies: @black sea, @PiltdownMan, @Sid

    , @Sauron's Idiot Nephew
    @PiltdownMan

    Here's an anecdote from something like thirty years ago when I was a graduate student at Harvard.

    I was idly talking to some undergrads about grades (I think I was their instructor in a tutorial), and I remarked that I thought that a certain professor who threw A's around with abandon was doing a disservice to the really good students because if everybody got an A, then you couldn't tell the students who really stood out from those who got the highest mark but didn't do as well as others in the class.

    The response was that no, it was great that everybody should get high marks, because the very fact that they got into Harvard in the first place meant that the students were all first rate.

    I replied that the students at Harvard should be ranked by performance among themselves and not against the standard of Bunker Hill Community College. This way of looking at it made no impression on them, and I let the subject drop.

    So, I guess Harvard is just one of those places where everybody is way above average!

    Replies: @slumber_j

  30. @Old fogey
    @Buzz Mohawk

    It's curious, isn't it, that presidents' children such as Chelsea Clinton (Stanford) and Malia Obama (Harvard) manage to gain admittance to prestigious institutions who accept so few applicants?

    Replies: @PiltdownMan, @Pericles

    It’s not at all curious. Legacy admissions have always been big, and bigger still these days, as wealth concentration has meant that alumni have more funds than ever to potentially donate to the school.

    And elite schools try hard to find reasons to admit the scions of the global ruling class, more than ever. Both of Malia Obama’s parents went to Harvard, as did her Kenyan grandfather. And she is a President’s daughter. I expect Sasha Obama, unless she is a notably poor student, will get in too.

    • Replies: @fredyetagain aka superhonky
    @PiltdownMan

    "I expect Sasha Obama, unless she is a notably poor student, will get in too."

    You expect. Further to your point, she would need to drool and fling her own poo in order not to be admitted to the Ivy League school of her choice.

    Replies: @SteveRogers42

  31. @Bill P
    His eyes are too close together to be their kid.

    For a hapa, Sheila isn't all that impressive -- I've known far more attractive girls of that origin. I'm not all that surprised Barack dumped her, as she's got zero "cred" to bring to the table for an ambitious young black man. It's kind of a bummer for hapa girls that they are stuck in the white zone, but due to modern racial politics not quite white enough for most white guys. Maybe it would be better for not-quite-whites to simply blend into the African American population, as it seems Arab and West Asian women like Kim Kardashian are already doing, but that's going to be a tough road braving the fury of black women, and like the above professor they'll have to assume a subordinate position vis-a-vis blacks.

    If we had more of a normative white identity in the US they'd be in a better position to marry well, because there wouldn't be that element of racial hostility that gets in the way.

    I happen to think half-Asian girls are very attractive and far from objectionable, but as things are today I wouldn't want one to marry one of my boys because they might have hostility against whites (especially if they went to college) and cause racial discord in the family. That's a problem I've already seen first hand.

    For example, if some hapa girl (or any other girl, but most whites know better when they're at a family gathering) started mouthing off about "white privilege" in my house, I'd tell her to get the hell out and not come back.

    Replies: @attilathehen, @Sid, @Alden, @e, @Intelligent Dasein, @anon, @mukat, @nglaer, @Opinionator

    I happen to think half-Asian girls are very attractive…

    Some half-Asian girls are attractive, but a lot of them end up looking like female Uruk-hai. You never know which atavisms are going to show up in which proportions. I’ve seen one such girl with white skin and chestnut hair; she looked totally Caucasian except for her flat face and epicanthic folds (strange). I’ve seen other such girls who, due to a Nordic skeleton but otherwise Asiatic features, might have passed for Thai giantesses. It seems like what you often get is not a smooth blending of racial features but more of a chimerical collage. There are some mulattoes who look like bronzed White people, but then there are those other mulattoes with their pug noses, thick lips, freckled skin and kinky red hair, who look like fugitives from an Irish fat farm.

    Since there is no way to control for the bizarre combinations of incongruent traits down through the generations, it is best not to miscegenate at all but rather to prefer and perfect one’s own racial type.

  32. @PiltdownMan
    @Buzz Mohawk

    I think you are vastly overestimating the rigors of an education at Harvard in the year 2017. Apparently, grade inflation has meant that the average across the college is an A-. Professors use a very skewed curve nowadays which, of course, renders the exercise meaningless.

    Replies: @snorlax, @Sauron's Idiot Nephew

    But isn’t that what you’d expect, given that (at least for whites and Asians) you need a near-perfect GPA to get in? There has of course also been grade inflation at the high school level.

    • Replies: @black sea
    @snorlax

    The issue wrt grade inflation is frame of reference. If the frame of reference is the performance of other Harvard students in a particular course, then it makes no sense for the average grade to be -A. If the frame of reference is the performance of everyone who managed to graduate from high school, then -A is probably too low.

    In any event, grade inflation is a part of the implict bargain between Harvard and its students, although I don't know how much further the grades can be inflated now that the average is -A.

    On a somewhat unrelated note, a study was conducted which indicated that 94% of university faculty rated themselves as above average teachers, as compared to their peers at the same institution. So perhaps grade inflation is baked into the cake.

    , @PiltdownMan
    @snorlax

    Not really. A well designed system of tests by professors will separate out relative talent and levels of achievement, even if the class is composed of the extreme right tail from high-schools. You need to make the questions challenging enough to get the spread of marks needed to properly populate a normal grading curve.

    Famously, Cambridge University in its Math Tripos exams, used to ask dozens of questions in some of the subjects, usually about 2x to 3x as many as the person at the top of the class can possibly answer. For instance, a test may have as many as 50 questions. The Senior Wrangler (which is what they call the person getting the highest marks in the university) in any given year may answer 20. Once a decade, a genius might answer 25. I'm not sure I'm getting the details exactly right or whether they still do that in 2017, but you get the idea.

    While its harder to do in the humanities, it is still possible to set open-ended questions that require hard thinking and require the student to respond with insight, creativity and a demonstration of intelligence.

    But students today hate that, and may complain to their parents, which may cause donations to dry up.

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob

    , @Sid
    @snorlax

    Elite institutions inflate their students' grades so that their students won't get slaughtered on the job market.

    Let's say Yale cracks down hard on grade inflation. One of their students graduates with a 3.2 GPA. Is anyone going to hire him over a Harvard alum with a 3.9 GPA? No, of course not.

    Replies: @benjaminl

  33. Off Topic:

    Former president Richard Nixon on the phone with Pat Moynihan talking HBD in 1971.

    Mentions Herrnstein (Bell Curve), Coleman (Coleman report), “culture free” IQ tests

    “My theory is that the responsibility of the president is to know these things. But also, I must do everything that I possibly can to deny them”.

    LOL

    Full Conversation:

  34. “He didn’t do any work at Harvard. He just got gentlemen’s A’s…”

  35. Ah yes, Zimmerman, the man the leftist media described / describes as ‘white’.

  36. Alden says:
    @Buzz Mohawk
    No doubt he'd be getting into Harvard too, "after a year off."

    [My theory on Malia's year off before Harvard: She's not qualified and needs intense tutoring / advance preparation for the classes she will be taking.]

    Replies: @Old fogey, @Anonymous, @PiltdownMan, @Alden, @Truth, @bored identity, @Pericles, @27 year old, @Thirdtwin, @JohnnyGeo

    Her high school is pretty rigorous so she’s probably well prepared. Unless she takes STEM courses all she has to do is read the texts, sit through class and write some current liberal propaganda term papers. She can take whatever language she learned in high school. The first 2 years will be just repetition.

    I graduated from a top ten school that way and didn’t study much at all. And there’s no way those Obama worshipping Harvard teachers would give her less than an A+.

    • Replies: @Opinionator
    @Alden

    Do you attribute some of your college experience to having gone to a rigorous high school?

    , @TheJester
    @Alden

    Your observation on how easy it is to "ace" a course in the humanities vs. STEM reminds me of my son's excuse for not studying for his course in ethics at a Silicon Valley engineering school. There was no need to study, he thought.


    "Dad, it's an opinion course. All have to have is have an opinion and you get an A or a B. I have lots of opinions."
     
    What 20-year old doesn't?

    My son got a D- in the course ... and he was lucky to get that. Strangely enough, the professor insisted on reasoned opinions. You know, some of that stuff related to Aristotle, logical syllogisms, and the Law of Non-Contradiction.
  37. @Buzz Mohawk
    No doubt he'd be getting into Harvard too, "after a year off."

    [My theory on Malia's year off before Harvard: She's not qualified and needs intense tutoring / advance preparation for the classes she will be taking.]

    Replies: @Old fogey, @Anonymous, @PiltdownMan, @Alden, @Truth, @bored identity, @Pericles, @27 year old, @Thirdtwin, @JohnnyGeo

    My theory…

    OK, full stop.

    • Replies: @Clyde
    @Truth

    Drop that "full stop" bs and mean everyone. It was OK years ago in England, maybe.

    Replies: @PiltdownMan

  38. @San Fernando Curt
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    Malcolm X Gladwell?

    Replies: @Jenner Ickham Errican

  39. @snorlax
    @PiltdownMan

    But isn't that what you'd expect, given that (at least for whites and Asians) you need a near-perfect GPA to get in? There has of course also been grade inflation at the high school level.

    Replies: @black sea, @PiltdownMan, @Sid

    The issue wrt grade inflation is frame of reference. If the frame of reference is the performance of other Harvard students in a particular course, then it makes no sense for the average grade to be -A. If the frame of reference is the performance of everyone who managed to graduate from high school, then -A is probably too low.

    In any event, grade inflation is a part of the implict bargain between Harvard and its students, although I don’t know how much further the grades can be inflated now that the average is -A.

    On a somewhat unrelated note, a study was conducted which indicated that 94% of university faculty rated themselves as above average teachers, as compared to their peers at the same institution. So perhaps grade inflation is baked into the cake.

  40. @Buzz Mohawk
    No doubt he'd be getting into Harvard too, "after a year off."

    [My theory on Malia's year off before Harvard: She's not qualified and needs intense tutoring / advance preparation for the classes she will be taking.]

    Replies: @Old fogey, @Anonymous, @PiltdownMan, @Alden, @Truth, @bored identity, @Pericles, @27 year old, @Thirdtwin, @JohnnyGeo

    Oh, yeah…

    She’ll be taking many classy classes on Weinstein University.

    • Replies: @slumber_j
    @bored identity

    Maybe fifteen years ago I coincided at a book party with H. Weinstein at I think the TriBeCa Grand Hotel when he got all pissed off at a guy for putting a digital audio recorder in his face and smacked the thing so hard that it collided with his interlocutor's head and likely concussed him.

    I watched the whole thing unfold and was amazed at the thuggishness. I remember that an NYPD friend of mine broke it up and hustled Weinstein outside super-unceremoniously, to Weinstein's great shock and dismay: he was a total entitled dick about it while his victim lay on the floor, as one might expect.

    Now that's class.

  41. Still can’t understand why anybody would say George Zimmerman is white.

    • Replies: @reiner Tor
    @anon

    I'd think he was white, if I ever gave a thought to it. Though I thought a Dominican colleague in the US office to be white, until he shared his 23andme results on Facebook, which shows he's something like 53% white and almost 30% black, the rest being Amerindian.

    Replies: @anon

  42. @snorlax
    @PiltdownMan

    But isn't that what you'd expect, given that (at least for whites and Asians) you need a near-perfect GPA to get in? There has of course also been grade inflation at the high school level.

    Replies: @black sea, @PiltdownMan, @Sid

    Not really. A well designed system of tests by professors will separate out relative talent and levels of achievement, even if the class is composed of the extreme right tail from high-schools. You need to make the questions challenging enough to get the spread of marks needed to properly populate a normal grading curve.

    Famously, Cambridge University in its Math Tripos exams, used to ask dozens of questions in some of the subjects, usually about 2x to 3x as many as the person at the top of the class can possibly answer. For instance, a test may have as many as 50 questions. The Senior Wrangler (which is what they call the person getting the highest marks in the university) in any given year may answer 20. Once a decade, a genius might answer 25. I’m not sure I’m getting the details exactly right or whether they still do that in 2017, but you get the idea.

    While its harder to do in the humanities, it is still possible to set open-ended questions that require hard thinking and require the student to respond with insight, creativity and a demonstration of intelligence.

    But students today hate that, and may complain to their parents, which may cause donations to dry up.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    @PiltdownMan

    The grading of professors by students is a terrible idea. It's like a guy who has been programming for years being graded by some high school student who took Basic his senior year.

  43. No, too fat and ugly.

  44. @Bill P
    His eyes are too close together to be their kid.

    For a hapa, Sheila isn't all that impressive -- I've known far more attractive girls of that origin. I'm not all that surprised Barack dumped her, as she's got zero "cred" to bring to the table for an ambitious young black man. It's kind of a bummer for hapa girls that they are stuck in the white zone, but due to modern racial politics not quite white enough for most white guys. Maybe it would be better for not-quite-whites to simply blend into the African American population, as it seems Arab and West Asian women like Kim Kardashian are already doing, but that's going to be a tough road braving the fury of black women, and like the above professor they'll have to assume a subordinate position vis-a-vis blacks.

    If we had more of a normative white identity in the US they'd be in a better position to marry well, because there wouldn't be that element of racial hostility that gets in the way.

    I happen to think half-Asian girls are very attractive and far from objectionable, but as things are today I wouldn't want one to marry one of my boys because they might have hostility against whites (especially if they went to college) and cause racial discord in the family. That's a problem I've already seen first hand.

    For example, if some hapa girl (or any other girl, but most whites know better when they're at a family gathering) started mouthing off about "white privilege" in my house, I'd tell her to get the hell out and not come back.

    Replies: @attilathehen, @Sid, @Alden, @e, @Intelligent Dasein, @anon, @mukat, @nglaer, @Opinionator

    Is she half-Asian (Oriental)? She looks very white to me. At least in that photo. Definitely agree with you about the problems of having somebody outside your race as an in-law. I have witnessed it first-hand.

  45. Sid says:
    @snorlax
    @PiltdownMan

    But isn't that what you'd expect, given that (at least for whites and Asians) you need a near-perfect GPA to get in? There has of course also been grade inflation at the high school level.

    Replies: @black sea, @PiltdownMan, @Sid

    Elite institutions inflate their students’ grades so that their students won’t get slaughtered on the job market.

    Let’s say Yale cracks down hard on grade inflation. One of their students graduates with a 3.2 GPA. Is anyone going to hire him over a Harvard alum with a 3.9 GPA? No, of course not.

    • Replies: @benjaminl
    @Sid

    Lone conservative Harvard professor Harvey "C-minus" Mansfield addressed this game-theoretical problem by giving each student two grades: a lower grade privately, that reflected their actual achievement, and an inflated grade for the transcript.

    http://nersp.nerdc.ufl.edu/~lombardi/edudocs/mansfield_gradeharvard_chron_2001.html

    https://www.thecrimson.com/article/2003/6/2/professor-fights-grade-inflation-affirmative-action/

  46. @Bill P
    His eyes are too close together to be their kid.

    For a hapa, Sheila isn't all that impressive -- I've known far more attractive girls of that origin. I'm not all that surprised Barack dumped her, as she's got zero "cred" to bring to the table for an ambitious young black man. It's kind of a bummer for hapa girls that they are stuck in the white zone, but due to modern racial politics not quite white enough for most white guys. Maybe it would be better for not-quite-whites to simply blend into the African American population, as it seems Arab and West Asian women like Kim Kardashian are already doing, but that's going to be a tough road braving the fury of black women, and like the above professor they'll have to assume a subordinate position vis-a-vis blacks.

    If we had more of a normative white identity in the US they'd be in a better position to marry well, because there wouldn't be that element of racial hostility that gets in the way.

    I happen to think half-Asian girls are very attractive and far from objectionable, but as things are today I wouldn't want one to marry one of my boys because they might have hostility against whites (especially if they went to college) and cause racial discord in the family. That's a problem I've already seen first hand.

    For example, if some hapa girl (or any other girl, but most whites know better when they're at a family gathering) started mouthing off about "white privilege" in my house, I'd tell her to get the hell out and not come back.

    Replies: @attilathehen, @Sid, @Alden, @e, @Intelligent Dasein, @anon, @mukat, @nglaer, @Opinionator

    Yeah, hapa girls have it real tough. They have to date deca-billionaires like Sergey Brin (2 hapa girlfriends so far) and Travis Kalanick.

    Then there are the thick admissions letters from Harvard (the original Tiger cubs who got in as legacies/courtesies, despite their HLS/YLS mom’s cringeworthy Tiger-style parenting).

  47. @Alden
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Her high school is pretty rigorous so she's probably well prepared. Unless she takes STEM courses all she has to do is read the texts, sit through class and write some current liberal propaganda term papers. She can take whatever language she learned in high school. The first 2 years will be just repetition.

    I graduated from a top ten school that way and didn't study much at all. And there's no way those Obama worshipping Harvard teachers would give her less than an A+.

    Replies: @Opinionator, @TheJester

    Do you attribute some of your college experience to having gone to a rigorous high school?

  48. OT-but-iSteve-relevant: World War T reaches the Big House — California Must Provide Trans Prisoners with Compression Underwear

    And not only special undies for the female–>male prisoners, but male–>female trans prisoners must be supplied with bracelets, earrings, hair brushes, and hair clips.

    Note also it’s not a question of such prisoners being allowed to buy and rock such accoutrement; no, paying for their special stuff would be too much of a burden on them. The taxpayers need to pick up the tab.

    • Replies: @Pericles
    @The Last Real Calvinist


    must be supplied with bracelets, earrings, hair brushes, and hair clips.

     

    I thought they just naturally picked those things up in the course of their prison terms. It always looked that way in the movies.
    , @Njguy73
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    You know that sheriff in Arizona who gives his prisoners "diet loaf" and makes them wear pink underwear? Maybe he'll have the trannie inmates wear blue.

  49. If Michelle had a daughter with a real brutha, it would be Rachel Jeantel.

  50. Kylie says:
    @JohnnyD
    I know being the president is pretty cool, but I can't imagine the discipline it took to stay married to the mediocre and humorless Michelle Obama.

    Replies: @Clyde, @e, @Rod1963, @Kylie, @Abe, @fitzGetty, @Thea, @SteveRogers42

    I look at Michelle Obama (both her golem-like appearance and her abrasive personality) and think Obama must really really REALLY have wanted to be president.

    His erstwhile girlfriend, while not classically beautiful, has feminine features and a pleasant expression.

    I think it took discipline and narcissism for Obama to stay married to Michelle. And a whole lot of time spent on the golf course.

    • Replies: @Opinionator
    @Kylie

    His erstwhile girlfriend, while not classically beautiful, has feminine features and a pleasant expression.

    You mean the one who turned down offers of marriage from Obama on two separate occasions?

    , @JohnnyD
    @Kylie

    @Kylie,
    I suppose Obama deserves some credit for realizing that being married to a black woman, no matter how unpleasant she may be, was the best way to advance his political career as a black nationalist. Personally, I wouldn't have not been able to endure that kind of punishment just to become the "first black president."

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason

    , @J1234
    @Kylie


    I look at Michelle Obama (both her golem-like appearance and her abrasive personality)
     
    Apparently you didn't see the 2008 inauguration on TV. Dianne Sawyer said Michelle was "STUNNING!" and "GORGEOUS!"

    In fact, she said it many times during the broadcast, for two reasons.
    1) The more you say something the more true it becomes.
    2) She was trying to give the rest of us the hint that we're supposed to say that about Michelle, too (if we're moral and ethical.)

  51. @Kylie
    @JohnnyD

    I look at Michelle Obama (both her golem-like appearance and her abrasive personality) and think Obama must really really REALLY have wanted to be president.

    His erstwhile girlfriend, while not classically beautiful, has feminine features and a pleasant expression.

    I think it took discipline and narcissism for Obama to stay married to Michelle. And a whole lot of time spent on the golf course.

    Replies: @Opinionator, @JohnnyD, @J1234

    His erstwhile girlfriend, while not classically beautiful, has feminine features and a pleasant expression.

    You mean the one who turned down offers of marriage from Obama on two separate occasions?

  52. @anon
    Still can't understand why anybody would say George Zimmerman is white.

    Replies: @reiner Tor

    I’d think he was white, if I ever gave a thought to it. Though I thought a Dominican colleague in the US office to be white, until he shared his 23andme results on Facebook, which shows he’s something like 53% white and almost 30% black, the rest being Amerindian.

    • Replies: @anon
    @reiner Tor

    I would have to say in reply that if you think he is white sir, then you need a pair of glasses. I have no bone to pick here. I just look at George Zimmerman and I see a person with brown skin, not white skin. That is all. If Zimmerman is considered "white" or what passes for "white" in America today, then the USA needs a whole new series of definitions of race.

  53. @JohnnyD
    I know being the president is pretty cool, but I can't imagine the discipline it took to stay married to the mediocre and humorless Michelle Obama.

    Replies: @Clyde, @e, @Rod1963, @Kylie, @Abe, @fitzGetty, @Thea, @SteveRogers42

    I know being the first-lady president is pretty cool, but I can’t imagine the discipline it took to stay married to the mediocre and humorless Barack MichelleObama.

    Fixed that for you.

    • LOL: Escher
    • Replies: @Abe
    @Abe

    Seriously, Michelle might be intellectually dull, but she probably is a lot more fun than Barry. I'd bet she'd even be a blast at ultimate frisbee ("Oh, Abe, that was both the funnest AND whitest thing I've ever done!"), while with Barry I'd have to listen to him drone on about the latest Jonathan Franzen novel, making all the same dull points he first read in a Michiko Bukakutani review as if they were his own.

    Replies: @JohnnyD

  54. Abe says: • Website
    @Abe
    @JohnnyD


    I know being the first-lady president is pretty cool, but I can’t imagine the discipline it took to stay married to the mediocre and humorless Barack MichelleObama.
     
    Fixed that for you.

    Replies: @Abe

    Seriously, Michelle might be intellectually dull, but she probably is a lot more fun than Barry. I’d bet she’d even be a blast at ultimate frisbee (“Oh, Abe, that was both the funnest AND whitest thing I’ve ever done!”), while with Barry I’d have to listen to him drone on about the latest Jonathan Franzen novel, making all the same dull points he first read in a Michiko Bukakutani review as if they were his own.

    • Replies: @JohnnyD
    @Abe

    @Abe,
    You're definitely right that having Obama in office was like having NPR and your boring sociology professor running the country. But I'm not sure about Michelle Obama being a fun person. She always looks dour and upset, like she thinks everyone is talking trash about her.

    Replies: @anarchyst, @Lurker

  55. @Truth
    @Buzz Mohawk


    My theory...
     
    OK, full stop.

    Replies: @Clyde

    Drop that “full stop” bs and mean everyone. It was OK years ago in England, maybe.

    • Replies: @PiltdownMan
    @Clyde

    AFAIK, the British say "full stop" when they refer to the punctuation mark.

    The use of the term "full stop" to exclaim "period" in the sense of "nothing more needs to be said" seems to be more of an American phenomenon, and perhaps an affectation among our elites.

    Replies: @slumber_j, @black sea

  56. @Buzz Mohawk
    No doubt he'd be getting into Harvard too, "after a year off."

    [My theory on Malia's year off before Harvard: She's not qualified and needs intense tutoring / advance preparation for the classes she will be taking.]

    Replies: @Old fogey, @Anonymous, @PiltdownMan, @Alden, @Truth, @bored identity, @Pericles, @27 year old, @Thirdtwin, @JohnnyGeo

    Malia’s year off before Harvard

    Smoke weed every day!

  57. @Old fogey
    @Buzz Mohawk

    It's curious, isn't it, that presidents' children such as Chelsea Clinton (Stanford) and Malia Obama (Harvard) manage to gain admittance to prestigious institutions who accept so few applicants?

    Replies: @PiltdownMan, @Pericles

    That’s why admissions are holistic.

  58. @The Last Real Calvinist
    OT-but-iSteve-relevant: World War T reaches the Big House -- California Must Provide Trans Prisoners with Compression Underwear

    And not only special undies for the female-->male prisoners, but male-->female trans prisoners must be supplied with bracelets, earrings, hair brushes, and hair clips.

    Note also it's not a question of such prisoners being allowed to buy and rock such accoutrement; no, paying for their special stuff would be too much of a burden on them. The taxpayers need to pick up the tab.

    Replies: @Pericles, @Njguy73

    must be supplied with bracelets, earrings, hair brushes, and hair clips.

    I thought they just naturally picked those things up in the course of their prison terms. It always looked that way in the movies.

  59. @Bill P
    His eyes are too close together to be their kid.

    For a hapa, Sheila isn't all that impressive -- I've known far more attractive girls of that origin. I'm not all that surprised Barack dumped her, as she's got zero "cred" to bring to the table for an ambitious young black man. It's kind of a bummer for hapa girls that they are stuck in the white zone, but due to modern racial politics not quite white enough for most white guys. Maybe it would be better for not-quite-whites to simply blend into the African American population, as it seems Arab and West Asian women like Kim Kardashian are already doing, but that's going to be a tough road braving the fury of black women, and like the above professor they'll have to assume a subordinate position vis-a-vis blacks.

    If we had more of a normative white identity in the US they'd be in a better position to marry well, because there wouldn't be that element of racial hostility that gets in the way.

    I happen to think half-Asian girls are very attractive and far from objectionable, but as things are today I wouldn't want one to marry one of my boys because they might have hostility against whites (especially if they went to college) and cause racial discord in the family. That's a problem I've already seen first hand.

    For example, if some hapa girl (or any other girl, but most whites know better when they're at a family gathering) started mouthing off about "white privilege" in my house, I'd tell her to get the hell out and not come back.

    Replies: @attilathehen, @Sid, @Alden, @e, @Intelligent Dasein, @anon, @mukat, @nglaer, @Opinionator

    Hapa girl I know (wife of 36 years) doesn’t want to hang with Jared Taylor, but otherwise more alt rite than me.

  60. @JohnnyD
    I know being the president is pretty cool, but I can't imagine the discipline it took to stay married to the mediocre and humorless Michelle Obama.

    Replies: @Clyde, @e, @Rod1963, @Kylie, @Abe, @fitzGetty, @Thea, @SteveRogers42

    The choice was a deliberate calculation … a non black fem was not on the cards if advancement was to continue … they will part formally when it is convenient and profitable for them to do so …

  61. @Buzz Mohawk
    No doubt he'd be getting into Harvard too, "after a year off."

    [My theory on Malia's year off before Harvard: She's not qualified and needs intense tutoring / advance preparation for the classes she will be taking.]

    Replies: @Old fogey, @Anonymous, @PiltdownMan, @Alden, @Truth, @bored identity, @Pericles, @27 year old, @Thirdtwin, @JohnnyGeo

    >Obama daughter year off before Harvard

    Taking a year off before college (“gap year”) is one of the best smartest things you could possibly do, relatively few people do it. This is just the Obamas being very smart in their personal lives.

    • Replies: @PiltdownMan
    @27 year old

    The gap year after high school is very common in the UK, but still quite rare in the United States.

    But a gap year after pre-med but before medical school is becoming very popular over here, in recent years.

    , @Desiderius
    @27 year old


    Taking a year off before college (“gap year”) is one of the best smartest things you could possibly do
     
    Second only to a gap life.
  62. @Buzz Mohawk
    No doubt he'd be getting into Harvard too, "after a year off."

    [My theory on Malia's year off before Harvard: She's not qualified and needs intense tutoring / advance preparation for the classes she will be taking.]

    Replies: @Old fogey, @Anonymous, @PiltdownMan, @Alden, @Truth, @bored identity, @Pericles, @27 year old, @Thirdtwin, @JohnnyGeo

    “My theory on Malia’s year off before Harvard: She’s not qualified and needs intense tutoring / advance preparation for the classes she will be taking.”

    No way she cracks a single book before the end of her first week at school, if even then. It’s the profs and admin who are getting intense tutoring and advance preparation for Malia.

  63. @27 year old
    @Buzz Mohawk

    >Obama daughter year off before Harvard

    Taking a year off before college ("gap year") is one of the best smartest things you could possibly do, relatively few people do it. This is just the Obamas being very smart in their personal lives.

    Replies: @PiltdownMan, @Desiderius

    The gap year after high school is very common in the UK, but still quite rare in the United States.

    But a gap year after pre-med but before medical school is becoming very popular over here, in recent years.

  64. @Clyde
    @Truth

    Drop that "full stop" bs and mean everyone. It was OK years ago in England, maybe.

    Replies: @PiltdownMan

    AFAIK, the British say “full stop” when they refer to the punctuation mark.

    The use of the term “full stop” to exclaim “period” in the sense of “nothing more needs to be said” seems to be more of an American phenomenon, and perhaps an affectation among our elites.

    • Replies: @slumber_j
    @PiltdownMan

    "Full stop" in all senses is definitely an affectation coming from an American: it's a Briticism, period.

    By the way, "gap year" is another affected import from there. You didn't hear that at all in the US until very recently

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Clyde, @SteveRogers42

    , @black sea
    @PiltdownMan

    When an American says "period," he means what the Brits mean by "full stop."

    And when an American says "full stop," he means what the Brits mean by "Q.E.D."

    So, when an American says "Q.E.D.," what does he mean?

    Actually, I don't think Americans say "Q.E.D." We need to come up with something for this one.

    Replies: @guest

  65. @Jenner Ickham Errican
    You’re too gracious, Steve. Age-wise, sure. Looks-wise, it's actually this guy.

    Replies: @Hhsiii, @San Fernando Curt, @Steve from Detroit, @Bill Jones

    JIE:

    You beat me to it.

  66. The sound you just heard is the death cry of the last fuck Steve Sailer will ever give.

    • LOL: Jim Don Bob
  67. @The Last Real Calvinist
    OT-but-iSteve-relevant: World War T reaches the Big House -- California Must Provide Trans Prisoners with Compression Underwear

    And not only special undies for the female-->male prisoners, but male-->female trans prisoners must be supplied with bracelets, earrings, hair brushes, and hair clips.

    Note also it's not a question of such prisoners being allowed to buy and rock such accoutrement; no, paying for their special stuff would be too much of a burden on them. The taxpayers need to pick up the tab.

    Replies: @Pericles, @Njguy73

    You know that sheriff in Arizona who gives his prisoners “diet loaf” and makes them wear pink underwear? Maybe he’ll have the trannie inmates wear blue.

  68. @27 year old
    @Buzz Mohawk

    >Obama daughter year off before Harvard

    Taking a year off before college ("gap year") is one of the best smartest things you could possibly do, relatively few people do it. This is just the Obamas being very smart in their personal lives.

    Replies: @PiltdownMan, @Desiderius

    Taking a year off before college (“gap year”) is one of the best smartest things you could possibly do

    Second only to a gap life.

  69. Ms. Jager teaches at Oberlin. So I can see a new course offering from Prof. Jager, Dating outside of your race in a Raceless society.

  70. @Sid
    @snorlax

    Elite institutions inflate their students' grades so that their students won't get slaughtered on the job market.

    Let's say Yale cracks down hard on grade inflation. One of their students graduates with a 3.2 GPA. Is anyone going to hire him over a Harvard alum with a 3.9 GPA? No, of course not.

    Replies: @benjaminl

    Lone conservative Harvard professor Harvey “C-minus” Mansfield addressed this game-theoretical problem by giving each student two grades: a lower grade privately, that reflected their actual achievement, and an inflated grade for the transcript.

    http://nersp.nerdc.ufl.edu/~lombardi/edudocs/mansfield_gradeharvard_chron_2001.html

    https://www.thecrimson.com/article/2003/6/2/professor-fights-grade-inflation-affirmative-action/

  71. Speaking of St. Trayvon, he’s about to be awarded a BS degree in Aviation!

    http://nypost.com/2017/05/05/trayvon-martin-to-receive-degree-posthumously/

  72. @Bill P
    His eyes are too close together to be their kid.

    For a hapa, Sheila isn't all that impressive -- I've known far more attractive girls of that origin. I'm not all that surprised Barack dumped her, as she's got zero "cred" to bring to the table for an ambitious young black man. It's kind of a bummer for hapa girls that they are stuck in the white zone, but due to modern racial politics not quite white enough for most white guys. Maybe it would be better for not-quite-whites to simply blend into the African American population, as it seems Arab and West Asian women like Kim Kardashian are already doing, but that's going to be a tough road braving the fury of black women, and like the above professor they'll have to assume a subordinate position vis-a-vis blacks.

    If we had more of a normative white identity in the US they'd be in a better position to marry well, because there wouldn't be that element of racial hostility that gets in the way.

    I happen to think half-Asian girls are very attractive and far from objectionable, but as things are today I wouldn't want one to marry one of my boys because they might have hostility against whites (especially if they went to college) and cause racial discord in the family. That's a problem I've already seen first hand.

    For example, if some hapa girl (or any other girl, but most whites know better when they're at a family gathering) started mouthing off about "white privilege" in my house, I'd tell her to get the hell out and not come back.

    Replies: @attilathehen, @Sid, @Alden, @e, @Intelligent Dasein, @anon, @mukat, @nglaer, @Opinionator

    His eyes are too close together to be their kid.

    Do you think Steve’s post is about physical resemblance?

  73. @PiltdownMan
    @Clyde

    AFAIK, the British say "full stop" when they refer to the punctuation mark.

    The use of the term "full stop" to exclaim "period" in the sense of "nothing more needs to be said" seems to be more of an American phenomenon, and perhaps an affectation among our elites.

    Replies: @slumber_j, @black sea

    “Full stop” in all senses is definitely an affectation coming from an American: it’s a Briticism, period.

    By the way, “gap year” is another affected import from there. You didn’t hear that at all in the US until very recently

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @slumber_j

    I call it "Hyndeification", after the Akron native who still speaks with the serial killer state accent (her speaking voice is not pleasant) but whose speech is well peppered with UK phraseology and the occasional pronunciations, not as an affectation but simply from living there for four-plus decades.

    It's interesting to compare her speech when she was 30 to that now. It's even odder to watch her daughter speak with a very typical upper middle class London accent and realize (realise?) she must have been far more around her mother than anyone else, her father Ray Davies having had minimal involvement with her after siring her.

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

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPJg4uS_BrY

    Replies: @slumber_j

    , @Clyde
    @slumber_j


    “Full stop” in all senses is definitely an affectation coming from an American: it’s a Briticism, period.
    By the way, “gap year” is another affected import from there. You didn’t hear that at all in the US until very recently
     
    For me "full stop" is 100% dumb affectation. "Gap Year" will be used more and more in the US and is semi-legit w me. Obama's oldest daughter is taking a gap year before entering Harvard, so we will see it in more common use (usage)

    Do they say Gap Year in Canada? Probably do so in Australia.

    Replies: @slumber_j

    , @SteveRogers42
    @slumber_j

    "Vetting" for a security clearance is another one that didn't exist in my timeline before the Large Hadron Collider opened up a portal into an alternate Britiverse.

    Replies: @slumber_j

  74. @PiltdownMan
    @Buzz Mohawk

    I think you are vastly overestimating the rigors of an education at Harvard in the year 2017. Apparently, grade inflation has meant that the average across the college is an A-. Professors use a very skewed curve nowadays which, of course, renders the exercise meaningless.

    Replies: @snorlax, @Sauron's Idiot Nephew

    Here’s an anecdote from something like thirty years ago when I was a graduate student at Harvard.

    I was idly talking to some undergrads about grades (I think I was their instructor in a tutorial), and I remarked that I thought that a certain professor who threw A’s around with abandon was doing a disservice to the really good students because if everybody got an A, then you couldn’t tell the students who really stood out from those who got the highest mark but didn’t do as well as others in the class.

    The response was that no, it was great that everybody should get high marks, because the very fact that they got into Harvard in the first place meant that the students were all first rate.

    I replied that the students at Harvard should be ranked by performance among themselves and not against the standard of Bunker Hill Community College. This way of looking at it made no impression on them, and I let the subject drop.

    So, I guess Harvard is just one of those places where everybody is way above average!

    • Replies: @slumber_j
    @Sauron's Idiot Nephew

    Well, I was an undergraduate at Harvard at that time. I can assure you that not all of us thought that way. Then again, I was happy to take advantage of the gentleman's B-minus, because I was lazy.

    Replies: @black sea

  75. Main Smear Media says it’s time to make the feathers fly again;

    Obama’s For Real Never Had Son One Is Just One Step Away From Being Hired By UA :

    “The University will confer upon TRAYVON MARTIN a posthumous degree in Aeronautical Science with a concentration in Flight Education, in honor of the steps he took during his young life toward becoming a pilot,” the school’s statement read.

    http://dailycaller.com/2017/05/04/trayvon-martin-awarded-posthumous-degree-in-aeronautical-science/

    Stoned Tampa Pilots flying while juiced on skittles, cough syrup & weed was all this country ever needed…

    • Replies: @res
    @bored identity

    There's an idea. Trayvon should get a posthumous no-show high paying job at UA to commemorate his (and his parent's) contributions to our society. Surely that is the least we can do. Maybe they can also name the autopilot after him. "Trayvon's got it, we can take a nap now..."

    , @Buffalo Joe
    @bored identity

    bored, "...the steps he took during his young life toward becoming a pilot." Well, I guess in police jargon he was a "flight risk" so that's close to flying. Actually his mother said he was more interested in taking things apart and putting them back together, so maybe he would have been credited with inventing an airplane, sort of like "Clock Boy."

    Replies: @guest

  76. @Kylie
    @JohnnyD

    I look at Michelle Obama (both her golem-like appearance and her abrasive personality) and think Obama must really really REALLY have wanted to be president.

    His erstwhile girlfriend, while not classically beautiful, has feminine features and a pleasant expression.

    I think it took discipline and narcissism for Obama to stay married to Michelle. And a whole lot of time spent on the golf course.

    Replies: @Opinionator, @JohnnyD, @J1234

    ,
    I suppose Obama deserves some credit for realizing that being married to a black woman, no matter how unpleasant she may be, was the best way to advance his political career as a black nationalist. Personally, I wouldn’t have not been able to endure that kind of punishment just to become the “first black president.”

    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
    @JohnnyD


    It’s curious, isn’t it, that presidents’ children such as Chelsea Clinton (Stanford) and Malia Obama (Harvard) manage to gain admittance to prestigious institutions who accept so few applicants?
     
    Not really. Top level universities want to have students who have interesting backgrounds, and I am sure lots of students and faculty will want to have the opportunity to meet and know them, especially if they have potential to be future leaders, which obviously any child of a president will have in a semi-dynastic democracy like the US.
  77. @Abe
    @Abe

    Seriously, Michelle might be intellectually dull, but she probably is a lot more fun than Barry. I'd bet she'd even be a blast at ultimate frisbee ("Oh, Abe, that was both the funnest AND whitest thing I've ever done!"), while with Barry I'd have to listen to him drone on about the latest Jonathan Franzen novel, making all the same dull points he first read in a Michiko Bukakutani review as if they were his own.

    Replies: @JohnnyD

    ,
    You’re definitely right that having Obama in office was like having NPR and your boring sociology professor running the country. But I’m not sure about Michelle Obama being a fun person. She always looks dour and upset, like she thinks everyone is talking trash about her.

    • Replies: @anarchyst
    @JohnnyD

    It's her male hormones that are the problem. Michael Robinson is still below the surface...

    , @Lurker
    @JohnnyD


    But I’m not sure about Michelle Obama being a fun person. She always looks dour and upset, like she thinks everyone is talking trash about her.
     
    What on earth would give her that idea?
  78. 1860588

    Kim Kardashian is half-Armenian. I suspect she inherited her personal tendencies from her mother Kris Jenner, who is of northwestern European ancestry, rather than from her Armenian father. Arab and West Asian women tend to elope with blacks much less frequently than white women do.

    • Replies: @fredyetagain aka superhonky
    @Anonymous

    "Arab and West Asian women tend to elope with blacks much less frequently than white women do."

    I have Armenians in the family through marriage. Circa 1980, I recall my half-Armenian cousin commenting on the fact that his full-Armenian dad was contemplating moving because a black family had moved in a block away. This statement seems very plausible to me.

  79. @Buzz Mohawk
    No doubt he'd be getting into Harvard too, "after a year off."

    [My theory on Malia's year off before Harvard: She's not qualified and needs intense tutoring / advance preparation for the classes she will be taking.]

    Replies: @Old fogey, @Anonymous, @PiltdownMan, @Alden, @Truth, @bored identity, @Pericles, @27 year old, @Thirdtwin, @JohnnyGeo

    I think it is a wise move; the extra time should let the attention over her father wane a bit.

  80. @Alden
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Her high school is pretty rigorous so she's probably well prepared. Unless she takes STEM courses all she has to do is read the texts, sit through class and write some current liberal propaganda term papers. She can take whatever language she learned in high school. The first 2 years will be just repetition.

    I graduated from a top ten school that way and didn't study much at all. And there's no way those Obama worshipping Harvard teachers would give her less than an A+.

    Replies: @Opinionator, @TheJester

    Your observation on how easy it is to “ace” a course in the humanities vs. STEM reminds me of my son’s excuse for not studying for his course in ethics at a Silicon Valley engineering school. There was no need to study, he thought.

    “Dad, it’s an opinion course. All have to have is have an opinion and you get an A or a B. I have lots of opinions.”

    What 20-year old doesn’t?

    My son got a D- in the course … and he was lucky to get that. Strangely enough, the professor insisted on reasoned opinions. You know, some of that stuff related to Aristotle, logical syllogisms, and the Law of Non-Contradiction.

  81. res says:
    @bored identity
    Main Smear Media says it's time to make the feathers fly again;

    Obama's For Real Never Had Son One Is Just One Step Away From Being Hired By UA :



    “The University will confer upon TRAYVON MARTIN a posthumous degree in Aeronautical Science with a concentration in Flight Education, in honor of the steps he took during his young life toward becoming a pilot,” the school’s statement read.

    http://dailycaller.com/2017/05/04/trayvon-martin-awarded-posthumous-degree-in-aeronautical-science/

     

    Stoned Tampa Pilots flying while juiced on skittles, cough syrup & weed was all this country ever needed...

    Replies: @res, @Buffalo Joe

    There’s an idea. Trayvon should get a posthumous no-show high paying job at UA to commemorate his (and his parent’s) contributions to our society. Surely that is the least we can do. Maybe they can also name the autopilot after him. “Trayvon’s got it, we can take a nap now…”

  82. Moar Children of The Outsider-Man:

    Guberment’s Fifth Columnist says Havenzio Montanohan is innocent…

    Why?

    Apparently because having sex with 14 year olds on public school property in Guatemala’s Province of Maryland counts as a handshake, or something …and Trump:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4477914/Rape-charges-dropped-against-two-undocumented-teens.html

    “If the Narrative doesn’t fit- you must acquit ”

    • Replies: @anon
    @bored identity

    I dislike illegals and would like all of them deported including children. That being said , the article you linked said that the girl consented in text messages as well as sent them nude photos .Furthermore cctv footage showed her eagerly entering the bathroom with the 2 hombres.........

    Replies: @bored identity

  83. @Clyde
    @JohnnyD


    I know being the president is pretty cool, but I can’t imagine the discipline it took to stay married to the mediocre and humorless Michelle Obama.
     
    No discipline required. Mooch worships him and he mostly tunes her out. Look at it this way. Michelle is a shallow, materialistic dope who somehow, someway managed to land a President and raise two non-embarrassing children while in the public eye.

    Replies: @The Only Catholic Unionist, @Art Deco

    Worships him? Strongly disagree. She either has one of the worst cases of “resting rhymes-with-witch face” on record, or the incident with the Danish leader at Nelson Mandela’s funeral was just the tip of the iceberg, if the search engine results for images of her scowling at him is to be believed. The extended separate vacays would also tend to militate against that idea …

  84. @JohnnyD
    @Abe

    @Abe,
    You're definitely right that having Obama in office was like having NPR and your boring sociology professor running the country. But I'm not sure about Michelle Obama being a fun person. She always looks dour and upset, like she thinks everyone is talking trash about her.

    Replies: @anarchyst, @Lurker

    It’s her male hormones that are the problem. Michael Robinson is still below the surface…

  85. @Clyde
    @JohnnyD


    I know being the president is pretty cool, but I can’t imagine the discipline it took to stay married to the mediocre and humorless Michelle Obama.
     
    No discipline required. Mooch worships him and he mostly tunes her out. Look at it this way. Michelle is a shallow, materialistic dope who somehow, someway managed to land a President and raise two non-embarrassing children while in the public eye.

    Replies: @The Only Catholic Unionist, @Art Deco

    If she actually were a dope, she wouldn’t have finished school or passed the bar exam.

    • Replies: @SteveRogers42
    @Art Deco

    Genius! Genius, I tell you!

    http://www.politico.com/pdf/080222_MOPrincetonThesis_1-251.pdf

    Replies: @Peterike, @Mr. Anon

  86. I’m not understanding the hostility directed at Michelle. She’s pleasant looking unless you have a thorough dislike of negroid features per se. She has no weight problem. There was just enough leaking out of the Clinton White House and Arkansas State House to instruct the public that Hillary Clinton is a deeply unpleasant woman on a mundane basis; not so MO. The Obamas have no domestic scandals. She indubitably received mulligans from the admissions officers of various institutions, but she finished her program and her test performance indicates she has adequate intelligence for professional-managerial employment of some sort. The real problem with her is (1) she spends too much money and has an affection for display goods and (2) her work life from 1991 to 2008 is an embarrassment. She might have made a passably honest living as a general practice attorney with a couple of partners, or perhaps as in-house counsel to some public or philanthropic agency. Instead, she wades through a series of patronage jobs, working from 1994 onward in the diversity racket. Her compensation was indubitably grossly inflated because she was married to someone who might be a useful contact for the University of Chicago Hospitals. (You’ll recall her $300,000 a year position was eliminated in a hiring freeze after she vacated it). She’s a very fat target for that and that alone and instead people are pretending she’s physically ugly, unintelligent, vulgar, a bitch in domestic settings, or that she must have been disbarred, all blatant fictions.

    • Replies: @cthulhu
    @Art Deco

    My problem with Michelle Obama isn't her looks (better that HRC), her affirmative action history (I'm fine with taking the opportunities you get; she didn't create AA), etc. My issue with her is the pronounced chip on her shoulder that seems in constant view, and the corresponding humorless attitude she displayed quite often.

    , @Intelligent Dasein
    @Art Deco

    I don't think Michelle-O had either the desire or the aptitude for a public life, but in spite of that she still did everything she could to help Barack succeed. I suppose I have to give her credit for that. It would not surprise me, however, if her dour expression was the result of her feeling deeply used. She may be thinking to herself, "I held up my end of the bargain. Where's my payoff? Why aren't I happy?"

    Barack is a narcissist who will suck the life out of anybody without a second thought. Michelle is too simply constituted to play Machiavellian head games against her own husband. All she really knows how to do is "stand by her man." She probably would have been happier with someone else.

    , @cthulhu
    @Art Deco

    I have no issue with Michelle Obama's looks (not my type but not bad), AA help (I have no issues with people taking advantage of opportunities even if I wish the opportunities didn't exist), etc. my problem with her is that she seems to be resentful and have a huge chip on her shoulder most of the time.

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob

    , @AnotherGuessModel
    @Art Deco

    Then there are those of us who are not inclined towards hostility at MO, more or less for the reasons you state, but also could not understand the adulation and relentless gushing over her (including her looks, look at any fashion mag/blog over the last 8-9 years). But by stating as much, or even by not expressing sufficiently enthusiastic adoration for her, you'd be accused of being hateful and racist.

    Replies: @The True and Original David, @Anonymous

    , @bored identity
    @Art Deco




    "... She’s pleasant looking unless you have a thorough dislike of negroid features per se...."

     

    Totally:

    https://heartiste.wordpress.com/2017/05/04/the-manjaw-test/
    , @Mr. Anon
    @Art Deco


    (You’ll recall her $300,000 a year position was eliminated in a hiring freeze after she vacated it).
     
    No, it was eliminated because once Obama was elected President and left Illinois, it was no longer necessary for the hospital to pay her and her husband the bribe that was disguised as her job.

    Yes, the personal attacks on her appearance (which is not unusual or ugly in any way) were uncalled for, as was the ridiculous assertion (actually believed by many, strangely enough) that she is a transsexual.

    But, as you point out, she was a parasite and a diversity racketeer. Isn't that reason enough to dislike her? There is no reason to like most anyone who occupies a position in our hostile elite. They are, most all of them, contemptible.
  87. @JohnnyD
    @Abe

    @Abe,
    You're definitely right that having Obama in office was like having NPR and your boring sociology professor running the country. But I'm not sure about Michelle Obama being a fun person. She always looks dour and upset, like she thinks everyone is talking trash about her.

    Replies: @anarchyst, @Lurker

    But I’m not sure about Michelle Obama being a fun person. She always looks dour and upset, like she thinks everyone is talking trash about her.

    What on earth would give her that idea?

  88. @Art Deco
    I'm not understanding the hostility directed at Michelle. She's pleasant looking unless you have a thorough dislike of negroid features per se. She has no weight problem. There was just enough leaking out of the Clinton White House and Arkansas State House to instruct the public that Hillary Clinton is a deeply unpleasant woman on a mundane basis; not so MO. The Obamas have no domestic scandals. She indubitably received mulligans from the admissions officers of various institutions, but she finished her program and her test performance indicates she has adequate intelligence for professional-managerial employment of some sort. The real problem with her is (1) she spends too much money and has an affection for display goods and (2) her work life from 1991 to 2008 is an embarrassment. She might have made a passably honest living as a general practice attorney with a couple of partners, or perhaps as in-house counsel to some public or philanthropic agency. Instead, she wades through a series of patronage jobs, working from 1994 onward in the diversity racket. Her compensation was indubitably grossly inflated because she was married to someone who might be a useful contact for the University of Chicago Hospitals. (You'll recall her $300,000 a year position was eliminated in a hiring freeze after she vacated it). She's a very fat target for that and that alone and instead people are pretending she's physically ugly, unintelligent, vulgar, a bitch in domestic settings, or that she must have been disbarred, all blatant fictions.

    Replies: @cthulhu, @Intelligent Dasein, @cthulhu, @AnotherGuessModel, @bored identity, @Mr. Anon

    My problem with Michelle Obama isn’t her looks (better that HRC), her affirmative action history (I’m fine with taking the opportunities you get; she didn’t create AA), etc. My issue with her is the pronounced chip on her shoulder that seems in constant view, and the corresponding humorless attitude she displayed quite often.

  89. anon • Disclaimer says:
    @reiner Tor
    @anon

    I'd think he was white, if I ever gave a thought to it. Though I thought a Dominican colleague in the US office to be white, until he shared his 23andme results on Facebook, which shows he's something like 53% white and almost 30% black, the rest being Amerindian.

    Replies: @anon

    I would have to say in reply that if you think he is white sir, then you need a pair of glasses. I have no bone to pick here. I just look at George Zimmerman and I see a person with brown skin, not white skin. That is all. If Zimmerman is considered “white” or what passes for “white” in America today, then the USA needs a whole new series of definitions of race.

  90. @bored identity
    Main Smear Media says it's time to make the feathers fly again;

    Obama's For Real Never Had Son One Is Just One Step Away From Being Hired By UA :



    “The University will confer upon TRAYVON MARTIN a posthumous degree in Aeronautical Science with a concentration in Flight Education, in honor of the steps he took during his young life toward becoming a pilot,” the school’s statement read.

    http://dailycaller.com/2017/05/04/trayvon-martin-awarded-posthumous-degree-in-aeronautical-science/

     

    Stoned Tampa Pilots flying while juiced on skittles, cough syrup & weed was all this country ever needed...

    Replies: @res, @Buffalo Joe

    bored, “…the steps he took during his young life toward becoming a pilot.” Well, I guess in police jargon he was a “flight risk” so that’s close to flying. Actually his mother said he was more interested in taking things apart and putting them back together, so maybe he would have been credited with inventing an airplane, sort of like “Clock Boy.”

    • Replies: @guest
    @Buffalo Joe

    Maybe Martin dreamed of himself as a fighter pilot, strafing columns of homos who dissed him by making eye contact.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

  91. @PiltdownMan
    @Old fogey

    It's not at all curious. Legacy admissions have always been big, and bigger still these days, as wealth concentration has meant that alumni have more funds than ever to potentially donate to the school.

    And elite schools try hard to find reasons to admit the scions of the global ruling class, more than ever. Both of Malia Obama's parents went to Harvard, as did her Kenyan grandfather. And she is a President's daughter. I expect Sasha Obama, unless she is a notably poor student, will get in too.

    Replies: @fredyetagain aka superhonky

    “I expect Sasha Obama, unless she is a notably poor student, will get in too.”

    You expect. Further to your point, she would need to drool and fling her own poo in order not to be admitted to the Ivy League school of her choice.

    • Replies: @SteveRogers42
    @fredyetagain aka superhonky

    That would be classified as performance art, and she'd be admitted into the honors program.

  92. But if being the first black President was cool, it bears no comparison to being married to the First Wookie.

    History will bear this out.

  93. @Jenner Ickham Errican
    You’re too gracious, Steve. Age-wise, sure. Looks-wise, it's actually this guy.

    Replies: @Hhsiii, @San Fernando Curt, @Steve from Detroit, @Bill Jones

    At what point will Chelsea Clinton’s real sire: Webster Hubble be revealed?

    DNA is really easy to pick up for these guys.

  94. @Buffalo Joe
    @bored identity

    bored, "...the steps he took during his young life toward becoming a pilot." Well, I guess in police jargon he was a "flight risk" so that's close to flying. Actually his mother said he was more interested in taking things apart and putting them back together, so maybe he would have been credited with inventing an airplane, sort of like "Clock Boy."

    Replies: @guest

    Maybe Martin dreamed of himself as a fighter pilot, strafing columns of homos who dissed him by making eye contact.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @guest

    guest, I heard that referred to as "eye mugging". Who makes this shit up?

    Replies: @SteveRogers42, @bored identity

  95. @bored identity
    Moar Children of The Outsider-Man:


    Guberment's Fifth Columnist says Havenzio Montanohan is innocent...

    Why?

    Apparently because having sex with 14 year olds on public school property in Guatemala's Province of Maryland counts as a handshake, or something ...and Trump:


    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4477914/Rape-charges-dropped-against-two-undocumented-teens.html

    "If the Narrative doesn't fit- you must acquit "

    Replies: @anon

    I dislike illegals and would like all of them deported including children. That being said , the article you linked said that the girl consented in text messages as well as sent them nude photos .Furthermore cctv footage showed her eagerly entering the bathroom with the 2 hombres………

    • Replies: @bored identity
    @anon

    Evening, anon....

    I know, it took almost a week to reply, but at least now you have Ann Coulter to personally clear out this one for you:




    "...If even one story on the left’s via dolorosa of campus rape had allegations like these, the accuser would be on a postage stamp, have laws named after her, and she’d be the one giving the State of the Union address.

    She’d be having lunch with Lena Dunham, Emma Watson would play her in the movie, and Lady Gaga would write a song about her.

    Instead, because the accused rapists (“Dreamers,” as I call them) are illegal aliens, the media want to submit their names for sainthood.

    The prosecutor, Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy, wants to know how short the 14-year-old’s skirt was...."

    (...)

    "...There’s also the fact that she’s 14 years old!

    Her alleged rapists are 17 and 18. Under about 700 years of Anglo-Saxon law, that’s statutory rape. (Statute of Westminster of 1275.)

    Apparently, diversity — in addition to being a “strength” — requires us to jettison our statutory rape laws..."


    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/05/10/ann-coulter-say-stop-raping-english-press-1-now/

     

  96. Related.

  97. @Roy
    Mediocre and humorless? Then what do you call Melania or Hillary? Michelle graduated from Princeton and Harvard, and she does as well as her husband when she appears on those late night talk shows or similar light hearted programs. She did just fine as First Lady.

    Replies: @Dave Pinsen, @Escher

    Diehard racists will never forgive Michelle Obama for not doing anything worthy of WorldStar HipHop ignominy in 8 years.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    @Dave Pinsen


    Diehard racists will never forgive Michelle Obama for not doing anything worthy of WorldStar HipHop ignominy in 8 years.
     
    Or maybe they just remember that she said that the "first time she was proud of America" was the day her husband was elected President. Not even Senator, mind you - only the highest office would do to (partially) rehabilitate the country in which she prospered far beyond her innate abilities.

    Or perhaps they remember how she decried this country where her husband could be shot just going out to buy gas. Failing to mention that - if that were to happen - the person most likely to to have done the shooting would be another black.

    Replies: @Dave Pinsen

    , @SteveRogers42
    @Dave Pinsen

    The dignity was strong with this one:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70IcBjR1H80

    "Ooooh! Huh-huh-huh! Ohhhh!"

  98. @Anonymous
    Kim Kardashian is half-Armenian. I suspect she inherited her personal tendencies from her mother Kris Jenner, who is of northwestern European ancestry, rather than from her Armenian father. Arab and West Asian women tend to elope with blacks much less frequently than white women do.

    Replies: @fredyetagain aka superhonky

    “Arab and West Asian women tend to elope with blacks much less frequently than white women do.”

    I have Armenians in the family through marriage. Circa 1980, I recall my half-Armenian cousin commenting on the fact that his full-Armenian dad was contemplating moving because a black family had moved in a block away. This statement seems very plausible to me.

  99. @Art Deco
    I'm not understanding the hostility directed at Michelle. She's pleasant looking unless you have a thorough dislike of negroid features per se. She has no weight problem. There was just enough leaking out of the Clinton White House and Arkansas State House to instruct the public that Hillary Clinton is a deeply unpleasant woman on a mundane basis; not so MO. The Obamas have no domestic scandals. She indubitably received mulligans from the admissions officers of various institutions, but she finished her program and her test performance indicates she has adequate intelligence for professional-managerial employment of some sort. The real problem with her is (1) she spends too much money and has an affection for display goods and (2) her work life from 1991 to 2008 is an embarrassment. She might have made a passably honest living as a general practice attorney with a couple of partners, or perhaps as in-house counsel to some public or philanthropic agency. Instead, she wades through a series of patronage jobs, working from 1994 onward in the diversity racket. Her compensation was indubitably grossly inflated because she was married to someone who might be a useful contact for the University of Chicago Hospitals. (You'll recall her $300,000 a year position was eliminated in a hiring freeze after she vacated it). She's a very fat target for that and that alone and instead people are pretending she's physically ugly, unintelligent, vulgar, a bitch in domestic settings, or that she must have been disbarred, all blatant fictions.

    Replies: @cthulhu, @Intelligent Dasein, @cthulhu, @AnotherGuessModel, @bored identity, @Mr. Anon

    I don’t think Michelle-O had either the desire or the aptitude for a public life, but in spite of that she still did everything she could to help Barack succeed. I suppose I have to give her credit for that. It would not surprise me, however, if her dour expression was the result of her feeling deeply used. She may be thinking to herself, “I held up my end of the bargain. Where’s my payoff? Why aren’t I happy?”

    Barack is a narcissist who will suck the life out of anybody without a second thought. Michelle is too simply constituted to play Machiavellian head games against her own husband. All she really knows how to do is “stand by her man.” She probably would have been happier with someone else.

    • Agree: PiltdownMan
  100. @JohnnyD
    I know being the president is pretty cool, but I can't imagine the discipline it took to stay married to the mediocre and humorless Michelle Obama.

    Replies: @Clyde, @e, @Rod1963, @Kylie, @Abe, @fitzGetty, @Thea, @SteveRogers42

    Marriages of convenience among the powerful are not exactly rare throughout history.

    She probably isn’t all that awful towards him.

  101. @Roy
    Mediocre and humorless? Then what do you call Melania or Hillary? Michelle graduated from Princeton and Harvard, and she does as well as her husband when she appears on those late night talk shows or similar light hearted programs. She did just fine as First Lady.

    Replies: @Dave Pinsen, @Escher

    She looks like a stereotypical black woman from the hood, but does not behave like one. These idiots cannot put their arms around this (seeming) contradiction.
    Note that they have nothing to say about the highly botoxed and mostly mute current First Lady.

    • Replies: @SteveRogers42
    @Escher

    Perhaps because she's a famous international supermodel with impeccable grace and bearing, who is also wise enough to realize that she wasn't elected to any office and thus has no standing to pontificate about politics.

    http://images.indianexpress.com/2017/01/melania-trump-dress1.jpg

  102. @PiltdownMan
    @snorlax

    Not really. A well designed system of tests by professors will separate out relative talent and levels of achievement, even if the class is composed of the extreme right tail from high-schools. You need to make the questions challenging enough to get the spread of marks needed to properly populate a normal grading curve.

    Famously, Cambridge University in its Math Tripos exams, used to ask dozens of questions in some of the subjects, usually about 2x to 3x as many as the person at the top of the class can possibly answer. For instance, a test may have as many as 50 questions. The Senior Wrangler (which is what they call the person getting the highest marks in the university) in any given year may answer 20. Once a decade, a genius might answer 25. I'm not sure I'm getting the details exactly right or whether they still do that in 2017, but you get the idea.

    While its harder to do in the humanities, it is still possible to set open-ended questions that require hard thinking and require the student to respond with insight, creativity and a demonstration of intelligence.

    But students today hate that, and may complain to their parents, which may cause donations to dry up.

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob

    The grading of professors by students is a terrible idea. It’s like a guy who has been programming for years being graded by some high school student who took Basic his senior year.

  103. Afro-colonization of Ireland.

    • Replies: @anon
    @Anon

    Sigh. Why didn't they learn from Britain next door. Africans are poison for any western country.

  104. @Art Deco
    I'm not understanding the hostility directed at Michelle. She's pleasant looking unless you have a thorough dislike of negroid features per se. She has no weight problem. There was just enough leaking out of the Clinton White House and Arkansas State House to instruct the public that Hillary Clinton is a deeply unpleasant woman on a mundane basis; not so MO. The Obamas have no domestic scandals. She indubitably received mulligans from the admissions officers of various institutions, but she finished her program and her test performance indicates she has adequate intelligence for professional-managerial employment of some sort. The real problem with her is (1) she spends too much money and has an affection for display goods and (2) her work life from 1991 to 2008 is an embarrassment. She might have made a passably honest living as a general practice attorney with a couple of partners, or perhaps as in-house counsel to some public or philanthropic agency. Instead, she wades through a series of patronage jobs, working from 1994 onward in the diversity racket. Her compensation was indubitably grossly inflated because she was married to someone who might be a useful contact for the University of Chicago Hospitals. (You'll recall her $300,000 a year position was eliminated in a hiring freeze after she vacated it). She's a very fat target for that and that alone and instead people are pretending she's physically ugly, unintelligent, vulgar, a bitch in domestic settings, or that she must have been disbarred, all blatant fictions.

    Replies: @cthulhu, @Intelligent Dasein, @cthulhu, @AnotherGuessModel, @bored identity, @Mr. Anon

    I have no issue with Michelle Obama’s looks (not my type but not bad), AA help (I have no issues with people taking advantage of opportunities even if I wish the opportunities didn’t exist), etc. my problem with her is that she seems to be resentful and have a huge chip on her shoulder most of the time.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    @cthulhu

    Agree. She has gotten everything America has to offer and is still mad about something.

  105. I’m willing to wager Zimmerman really is their son. He was abandoned and raised by another family.

    • Replies: @The True and Original David
    @Anon

    Everybody famous seems related in one way or another. It's really astonishing when looked into. Lena Dunham, for example, is possibly related to Obama's mother, who was possibly CIA. That gets us into such questions as "Where did Obama come from?" and "Why is Lena Dunham a celebrity?"

    The crank Eustace Mullins hotly denied being a conspiracy theorist. "I'm a conspiracy scientist," he said. Sometimes I understand how he felt.

  106. Uncanny. Wow. You must have a particularly good memory for facial nuances – nose shape, etc.. Has me very curious to see how they match off against Zimmerman’s actual parents.

    • Replies: @Opinionator
    @CrunchybutRealistCon

    If you think Steve's post was only about physical appearance, you may be missing something.

  107. @JohnnyD
    @Kylie

    @Kylie,
    I suppose Obama deserves some credit for realizing that being married to a black woman, no matter how unpleasant she may be, was the best way to advance his political career as a black nationalist. Personally, I wouldn't have not been able to endure that kind of punishment just to become the "first black president."

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason

    It’s curious, isn’t it, that presidents’ children such as Chelsea Clinton (Stanford) and Malia Obama (Harvard) manage to gain admittance to prestigious institutions who accept so few applicants?

    Not really. Top level universities want to have students who have interesting backgrounds, and I am sure lots of students and faculty will want to have the opportunity to meet and know them, especially if they have potential to be future leaders, which obviously any child of a president will have in a semi-dynastic democracy like the US.

  108. LEAVE ZIMMERMAN ALOOOOONE!!!!

    Seriously, just don’t. He deserves some peace. If you can’t help him, don’t hurt him.

  109. @Sauron's Idiot Nephew
    @PiltdownMan

    Here's an anecdote from something like thirty years ago when I was a graduate student at Harvard.

    I was idly talking to some undergrads about grades (I think I was their instructor in a tutorial), and I remarked that I thought that a certain professor who threw A's around with abandon was doing a disservice to the really good students because if everybody got an A, then you couldn't tell the students who really stood out from those who got the highest mark but didn't do as well as others in the class.

    The response was that no, it was great that everybody should get high marks, because the very fact that they got into Harvard in the first place meant that the students were all first rate.

    I replied that the students at Harvard should be ranked by performance among themselves and not against the standard of Bunker Hill Community College. This way of looking at it made no impression on them, and I let the subject drop.

    So, I guess Harvard is just one of those places where everybody is way above average!

    Replies: @slumber_j

    Well, I was an undergraduate at Harvard at that time. I can assure you that not all of us thought that way. Then again, I was happy to take advantage of the gentleman’s B-minus, because I was lazy.

    • Replies: @black sea
    @slumber_j

    Christopher Caldwell, the writer whose work has been much discussed here in previous posts, never got anything higher than a B during his run as an English major at Harvard. However, he also claims to have spent most of his time there in a semi-drunken fog, so perhaps that explains his underperformance.

  110. @bored identity
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Oh, yeah...


    She'll be taking many classy classes on Weinstein University.

    Replies: @slumber_j

    Maybe fifteen years ago I coincided at a book party with H. Weinstein at I think the TriBeCa Grand Hotel when he got all pissed off at a guy for putting a digital audio recorder in his face and smacked the thing so hard that it collided with his interlocutor’s head and likely concussed him.

    I watched the whole thing unfold and was amazed at the thuggishness. I remember that an NYPD friend of mine broke it up and hustled Weinstein outside super-unceremoniously, to Weinstein’s great shock and dismay: he was a total entitled dick about it while his victim lay on the floor, as one might expect.

    Now that’s class.

  111. @Art Deco
    I'm not understanding the hostility directed at Michelle. She's pleasant looking unless you have a thorough dislike of negroid features per se. She has no weight problem. There was just enough leaking out of the Clinton White House and Arkansas State House to instruct the public that Hillary Clinton is a deeply unpleasant woman on a mundane basis; not so MO. The Obamas have no domestic scandals. She indubitably received mulligans from the admissions officers of various institutions, but she finished her program and her test performance indicates she has adequate intelligence for professional-managerial employment of some sort. The real problem with her is (1) she spends too much money and has an affection for display goods and (2) her work life from 1991 to 2008 is an embarrassment. She might have made a passably honest living as a general practice attorney with a couple of partners, or perhaps as in-house counsel to some public or philanthropic agency. Instead, she wades through a series of patronage jobs, working from 1994 onward in the diversity racket. Her compensation was indubitably grossly inflated because she was married to someone who might be a useful contact for the University of Chicago Hospitals. (You'll recall her $300,000 a year position was eliminated in a hiring freeze after she vacated it). She's a very fat target for that and that alone and instead people are pretending she's physically ugly, unintelligent, vulgar, a bitch in domestic settings, or that she must have been disbarred, all blatant fictions.

    Replies: @cthulhu, @Intelligent Dasein, @cthulhu, @AnotherGuessModel, @bored identity, @Mr. Anon

    Then there are those of us who are not inclined towards hostility at MO, more or less for the reasons you state, but also could not understand the adulation and relentless gushing over her (including her looks, look at any fashion mag/blog over the last 8-9 years). But by stating as much, or even by not expressing sufficiently enthusiastic adoration for her, you’d be accused of being hateful and racist.

    • Replies: @The True and Original David
    @AnotherGuessModel

    First Ladies aren't an impressive lot.

    Pat Nixon was a sort of zero, at least in the public's eye.

    Betty Ford's claim to fame was being a drunkard.

    Rosalyn Carter - I couldn't tell you what did, without Binging it.

    Nancy Reagan was a headache for the White House staff and bought a lot of China (the dining ware, not the nation).

    Barbara Bush impressed her sons (good), but about her I recall only "don't ruin my beautiful mind" and health difficulties. (I liked her because she was willing to be a bitch with hostile interviewers.)

    Laura Bush allegedly ran over and killed somebody in an auto accident in college and got it hushed up.

    Hillary Clinton. Does anything more need to be said?

    Michelle Obama was high average as far as First Ladies go (although I doubt that she was qualified for better jobs than she took, thank-you very much). Melania will probably be the same or a little better. Of course, in the looks department there's no contest, as Ted Cruz found out to his chagrin during the campaign.

    Replies: @cthulhu

    , @Anonymous
    @AnotherGuessModel


    (including her looks, look at any fashion mag/blog over the last 8-9 years)
     
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1322850/The-First-Lady-fashion-How-Michelle-Obama-3billion-woman.html

    According to financial analysts, the U.S. First Lady has boosted the economic value of the brands she chooses to wear by $2.7billion (£1.7billion).

    The Stern School of Business in New York, which conducted a study into Mrs Obama's impact on fashion, found that a company's stock rocketed after she was pictured wearing its designs.

    The research, which was published in the Harvard Business Review this week, showed that brands worn by Mrs Obama rose in value by 2.3 per cent, while the rest of the market dropped by 0.4 per cent.
     
    Fashion press is influenced by the fashion industry, and Michelle help some sectors of fashion industry making money. It's come down to which sector of the fashion industry have more clout, librarian chic(Laura), pantsuit(Hillary), or pearl jewelry(Barbara), etc. don't make that much money for the fashion industry.

    If Melania starts to move clothes off the shelves, fashion press will change their tone toward her.
  112. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @slumber_j
    @PiltdownMan

    "Full stop" in all senses is definitely an affectation coming from an American: it's a Briticism, period.

    By the way, "gap year" is another affected import from there. You didn't hear that at all in the US until very recently

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Clyde, @SteveRogers42

    I call it “Hyndeification”, after the Akron native who still speaks with the serial killer state accent (her speaking voice is not pleasant) but whose speech is well peppered with UK phraseology and the occasional pronunciations, not as an affectation but simply from living there for four-plus decades.

    It’s interesting to compare her speech when she was 30 to that now. It’s even odder to watch her daughter speak with a very typical upper middle class London accent and realize (realise?) she must have been far more around her mother than anyone else, her father Ray Davies having had minimal involvement with her after siring her.

    • Replies: @slumber_j
    @Anonymous

    You're right of course. But God damn, that woman can write songs.

  113. Anon • Disclaimer says:

    Some people say the reality of mixed-race people proves that race is not real. Actually, it proves the opposite: Race is real. After all, there has to be white people and black people in order to create a mulatto. Without the existence of real whites and real blacks, you cannot have a mulatto. You can’t make a mulatto by having blacks breed with blacks or by having whites breed with whites. For there to be the mulatto, there has to be white people and black people. Also, only mixing whites and blacks will produce mulattoes. You can’t create a mulatto by mixing whites and Asians.

    You can mix orange juice and apple juice to produce an orange-apple blend. So, does the existence of the mixture prove that orange juice and apple juice are not real? Does the existence of mixed juice prove that orange juice and apple juice are just social constructs? No, the mixture is possible only if apple juice and orange juice really exist. The mixture can only result from the blending of distinct juices.

  114. @slumber_j
    @Sauron's Idiot Nephew

    Well, I was an undergraduate at Harvard at that time. I can assure you that not all of us thought that way. Then again, I was happy to take advantage of the gentleman's B-minus, because I was lazy.

    Replies: @black sea

    Christopher Caldwell, the writer whose work has been much discussed here in previous posts, never got anything higher than a B during his run as an English major at Harvard. However, he also claims to have spent most of his time there in a semi-drunken fog, so perhaps that explains his underperformance.

  115. @PiltdownMan
    @Clyde

    AFAIK, the British say "full stop" when they refer to the punctuation mark.

    The use of the term "full stop" to exclaim "period" in the sense of "nothing more needs to be said" seems to be more of an American phenomenon, and perhaps an affectation among our elites.

    Replies: @slumber_j, @black sea

    When an American says “period,” he means what the Brits mean by “full stop.”

    And when an American says “full stop,” he means what the Brits mean by “Q.E.D.”

    So, when an American says “Q.E.D.,” what does he mean?

    Actually, I don’t think Americans say “Q.E.D.” We need to come up with something for this one.

    • Replies: @guest
    @black sea

    I don't hear people say "Q.E.D.," but Americans do write it. So at least some of them know what it means.

    In the tradition of Jesse Pinkman, I suggest the top of the period-full stop-QED hierarchy should be "bitch." As in, "Race is not merely a social construct, as borne out by average IQ levels, bitch!" Or, "I think, therefore I am, bitch!"

    Replies: @black sea

  116. guest says:
    @black sea
    @PiltdownMan

    When an American says "period," he means what the Brits mean by "full stop."

    And when an American says "full stop," he means what the Brits mean by "Q.E.D."

    So, when an American says "Q.E.D.," what does he mean?

    Actually, I don't think Americans say "Q.E.D." We need to come up with something for this one.

    Replies: @guest

    I don’t hear people say “Q.E.D.,” but Americans do write it. So at least some of them know what it means.

    In the tradition of Jesse Pinkman, I suggest the top of the period-full stop-QED hierarchy should be “bitch.” As in, “Race is not merely a social construct, as borne out by average IQ levels, bitch!” Or, “I think, therefore I am, bitch!”

    • Replies: @black sea
    @guest

    Richard Dawkins applies the full-stop bitch slap:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rj3rAJUVrGQ

    Replies: @Clyde

  117. Obama’s nose has been “corrected” – otherwise he would have looked too similar to his real (i.e. non-African) father. Check out his old pictures.

  118. @Art Deco
    @Clyde

    If she actually were a dope, she wouldn't have finished school or passed the bar exam.

    Replies: @SteveRogers42

    • Replies: @Peterike
    @SteveRogers42

    OK I got through about three pages of that. Multiple grammatical errors. And basic summary: "I'm a black woman writing about how black people feel about blackness."

    Most frequently used word: I.

    No wonder she married Barack.

    Replies: @SteveRogers42

    , @Mr. Anon
    @SteveRogers42


    Genius! Genius, I tell you!

    http://www.politico.com/pdf/080222_MOPrincetonThesis_1-251.pdf

     

    Perhaps for the spambot known as Art Deco, it seems so.
  119. @e
    @Bill P

    For a hapa, Sheila isn’t all that impressive — I’ve known far more attractive girls of that origin.

    She looks white to me.

    FWIW, I had never heard the term "hapa" until tonight.

    Replies: @anonguy

    FWIW, I had never heard the term “hapa” until tonight.

    Ok, and now up your game by learning about haafu, sometimes spelled hafu.

    It is a wide world of things out there.

  120. @slumber_j
    @PiltdownMan

    "Full stop" in all senses is definitely an affectation coming from an American: it's a Briticism, period.

    By the way, "gap year" is another affected import from there. You didn't hear that at all in the US until very recently

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Clyde, @SteveRogers42

    “Full stop” in all senses is definitely an affectation coming from an American: it’s a Briticism, period.
    By the way, “gap year” is another affected import from there. You didn’t hear that at all in the US until very recently

    For me “full stop” is 100% dumb affectation. “Gap Year” will be used more and more in the US and is semi-legit w me. Obama’s oldest daughter is taking a gap year before entering Harvard, so we will see it in more common use (usage)

    Do they say Gap Year in Canada? Probably do so in Australia.

    • Replies: @slumber_j
    @Clyde

    Everything is fair when it becomes common usage, so you're right. But it hasn't been that... The American expression was / is: "My daughter is taking a year off before college."

    But that sounds unambitious, I guess, and therefore isn't useful.

    Replies: @Clyde

  121. You know who looks surprisingly like his bio-dad? FMD does. How can we trust you on the nature side of the nature-versus-nurture argument when you got his parentage so wrong? You’re the science guy, the HBD guy, the genetics guy and you don’t realize that the former president’s childhood mentor is most likely his illegitimate father. Maybe he doesn’t even know it. Doesn’t it make sense to you that his grandparents would want his father in his life? People understand how important a father is. I read your book many years ago. I view you as a viable source of information. But you got a big one wrong. Aren’t we supposed to change our minds when confronted with new information? Please watch Joel Gilbert’s movie and his follow up before you dismiss this argument out of hand. Perhaps you need to write a follow up to your own book. There would be a lot of nature versus nature to be said. It will open your mind to the nature side of things when you realize who the bio-dad is.

  122. BB753 says:

    One more reason not to believe anything that Obama tells about his life. Honestly, I don’t believe the black electorate would have given a damn if he had married a mixed-race woman.
    Michelle looks more and more like a disgruntled beard, and now that the charade is over, looking for divorce. Mark my words. I’m seldom wrong.

  123. @SteveRogers42
    @Art Deco

    Genius! Genius, I tell you!

    http://www.politico.com/pdf/080222_MOPrincetonThesis_1-251.pdf

    Replies: @Peterike, @Mr. Anon

    OK I got through about three pages of that. Multiple grammatical errors. And basic summary: “I’m a black woman writing about how black people feel about blackness.”

    Most frequently used word: I.

    No wonder she married Barack.

    • Replies: @SteveRogers42
    @Peterike

    Not particularly well-written for, say, a B-average high-school senior looking to get into State U.

    It's narcissists! Narcissists all the way down!

  124. @cthulhu
    @Art Deco

    I have no issue with Michelle Obama's looks (not my type but not bad), AA help (I have no issues with people taking advantage of opportunities even if I wish the opportunities didn't exist), etc. my problem with her is that she seems to be resentful and have a huge chip on her shoulder most of the time.

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob

    Agree. She has gotten everything America has to offer and is still mad about something.

  125. @Chicago Girl
    Not OT:
    http://www.thefader.com/2017/05/04/trayvon-martin-posthumous-college-degree

    "Trayvon Martin would have been 22 this year, and like many 22-year-olds, Martin will receive a college degreee this month. Florida Memorial University announced Thursday that they will be rewarding Martin with a posthumous degree in Aeronautical Science with a concentration in Flight Education."

    Replies: @The True and Original David, @BenKenobi

    Just in case there were any doubt that a college degree is worthless nowadays.

  126. @Dave Pinsen
    @Roy

    Diehard racists will never forgive Michelle Obama for not doing anything worthy of WorldStar HipHop ignominy in 8 years.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @SteveRogers42

    Diehard racists will never forgive Michelle Obama for not doing anything worthy of WorldStar HipHop ignominy in 8 years.

    Or maybe they just remember that she said that the “first time she was proud of America” was the day her husband was elected President. Not even Senator, mind you – only the highest office would do to (partially) rehabilitate the country in which she prospered far beyond her innate abilities.

    Or perhaps they remember how she decried this country where her husband could be shot just going out to buy gas. Failing to mention that – if that were to happen – the person most likely to to have done the shooting would be another black.

    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
    @Mr. Anon

    She also said something douchey after the election about how now you know what it's like to live without hope, or something like that. Three obnoxious comments in 8 years isn't a terrible record though.

    Can we admit that she dramatically exceeded our expectations for the last 8 years?

    Replies: @cthulhu

  127. @e
    @JohnnyD

    I never noticed that Barrack Obama had a sense of humor, did you? Sure, when he was given comedic material, he did show a good sense of timing, but other than that, nothing.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @SteveRogers42

    I never noticed that Barrack Obama had a sense of humor, did you? Sure, when he was given comedic material, he did show a good sense of timing, but other than that, nothing.

    Obama was (and is) an empty suit, just like W. The suit just drapes better on Obama.

  128. @Art Deco
    I'm not understanding the hostility directed at Michelle. She's pleasant looking unless you have a thorough dislike of negroid features per se. She has no weight problem. There was just enough leaking out of the Clinton White House and Arkansas State House to instruct the public that Hillary Clinton is a deeply unpleasant woman on a mundane basis; not so MO. The Obamas have no domestic scandals. She indubitably received mulligans from the admissions officers of various institutions, but she finished her program and her test performance indicates she has adequate intelligence for professional-managerial employment of some sort. The real problem with her is (1) she spends too much money and has an affection for display goods and (2) her work life from 1991 to 2008 is an embarrassment. She might have made a passably honest living as a general practice attorney with a couple of partners, or perhaps as in-house counsel to some public or philanthropic agency. Instead, she wades through a series of patronage jobs, working from 1994 onward in the diversity racket. Her compensation was indubitably grossly inflated because she was married to someone who might be a useful contact for the University of Chicago Hospitals. (You'll recall her $300,000 a year position was eliminated in a hiring freeze after she vacated it). She's a very fat target for that and that alone and instead people are pretending she's physically ugly, unintelligent, vulgar, a bitch in domestic settings, or that she must have been disbarred, all blatant fictions.

    Replies: @cthulhu, @Intelligent Dasein, @cthulhu, @AnotherGuessModel, @bored identity, @Mr. Anon

    “… She’s pleasant looking unless you have a thorough dislike of negroid features per se….”

    Totally:

    https://heartiste.wordpress.com/2017/05/04/the-manjaw-test/

  129. @AnotherGuessModel
    @Art Deco

    Then there are those of us who are not inclined towards hostility at MO, more or less for the reasons you state, but also could not understand the adulation and relentless gushing over her (including her looks, look at any fashion mag/blog over the last 8-9 years). But by stating as much, or even by not expressing sufficiently enthusiastic adoration for her, you'd be accused of being hateful and racist.

    Replies: @The True and Original David, @Anonymous

    First Ladies aren’t an impressive lot.

    Pat Nixon was a sort of zero, at least in the public’s eye.

    Betty Ford’s claim to fame was being a drunkard.

    Rosalyn Carter – I couldn’t tell you what did, without Binging it.

    Nancy Reagan was a headache for the White House staff and bought a lot of China (the dining ware, not the nation).

    Barbara Bush impressed her sons (good), but about her I recall only “don’t ruin my beautiful mind” and health difficulties. (I liked her because she was willing to be a bitch with hostile interviewers.)

    Laura Bush allegedly ran over and killed somebody in an auto accident in college and got it hushed up.

    Hillary Clinton. Does anything more need to be said?

    Michelle Obama was high average as far as First Ladies go (although I doubt that she was qualified for better jobs than she took, thank-you very much). Melania will probably be the same or a little better. Of course, in the looks department there’s no contest, as Ted Cruz found out to his chagrin during the campaign.

    • Replies: @cthulhu
    @The True and Original David



    Laura Bush allegedly ran over and killed somebody in an auto accident in college and got it hushed up.

     

    As a 17-year-old high school student, she and a friend (also female) were on the way to a party at night; the future First Lady was driving. She ran a stop sign on a country road and crashed into another car, the sole occupant of which was another classmate (male), who was ejected from his car and killed. I haven't found any reputable reports saying it was hushed up in any way; she seldom spoke of it or answered questions about it while in public life, but never denied it.

    Replies: @The True and Original David

  130. @SteveRogers42
    @Art Deco

    Genius! Genius, I tell you!

    http://www.politico.com/pdf/080222_MOPrincetonThesis_1-251.pdf

    Replies: @Peterike, @Mr. Anon

    Genius! Genius, I tell you!

    http://www.politico.com/pdf/080222_MOPrincetonThesis_1-251.pdf

    Perhaps for the spambot known as Art Deco, it seems so.

  131. Anonymous [AKA "Daily Mail reader"] says:
    @AnotherGuessModel
    @Art Deco

    Then there are those of us who are not inclined towards hostility at MO, more or less for the reasons you state, but also could not understand the adulation and relentless gushing over her (including her looks, look at any fashion mag/blog over the last 8-9 years). But by stating as much, or even by not expressing sufficiently enthusiastic adoration for her, you'd be accused of being hateful and racist.

    Replies: @The True and Original David, @Anonymous

    (including her looks, look at any fashion mag/blog over the last 8-9 years)

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1322850/The-First-Lady-fashion-How-Michelle-Obama-3billion-woman.html

    According to financial analysts, the U.S. First Lady has boosted the economic value of the brands she chooses to wear by $2.7billion (£1.7billion).

    The Stern School of Business in New York, which conducted a study into Mrs Obama’s impact on fashion, found that a company’s stock rocketed after she was pictured wearing its designs.

    The research, which was published in the Harvard Business Review this week, showed that brands worn by Mrs Obama rose in value by 2.3 per cent, while the rest of the market dropped by 0.4 per cent.

    Fashion press is influenced by the fashion industry, and Michelle help some sectors of fashion industry making money. It’s come down to which sector of the fashion industry have more clout, librarian chic(Laura), pantsuit(Hillary), or pearl jewelry(Barbara), etc. don’t make that much money for the fashion industry.

    If Melania starts to move clothes off the shelves, fashion press will change their tone toward her.

  132. @Art Deco
    I'm not understanding the hostility directed at Michelle. She's pleasant looking unless you have a thorough dislike of negroid features per se. She has no weight problem. There was just enough leaking out of the Clinton White House and Arkansas State House to instruct the public that Hillary Clinton is a deeply unpleasant woman on a mundane basis; not so MO. The Obamas have no domestic scandals. She indubitably received mulligans from the admissions officers of various institutions, but she finished her program and her test performance indicates she has adequate intelligence for professional-managerial employment of some sort. The real problem with her is (1) she spends too much money and has an affection for display goods and (2) her work life from 1991 to 2008 is an embarrassment. She might have made a passably honest living as a general practice attorney with a couple of partners, or perhaps as in-house counsel to some public or philanthropic agency. Instead, she wades through a series of patronage jobs, working from 1994 onward in the diversity racket. Her compensation was indubitably grossly inflated because she was married to someone who might be a useful contact for the University of Chicago Hospitals. (You'll recall her $300,000 a year position was eliminated in a hiring freeze after she vacated it). She's a very fat target for that and that alone and instead people are pretending she's physically ugly, unintelligent, vulgar, a bitch in domestic settings, or that she must have been disbarred, all blatant fictions.

    Replies: @cthulhu, @Intelligent Dasein, @cthulhu, @AnotherGuessModel, @bored identity, @Mr. Anon

    (You’ll recall her $300,000 a year position was eliminated in a hiring freeze after she vacated it).

    No, it was eliminated because once Obama was elected President and left Illinois, it was no longer necessary for the hospital to pay her and her husband the bribe that was disguised as her job.

    Yes, the personal attacks on her appearance (which is not unusual or ugly in any way) were uncalled for, as was the ridiculous assertion (actually believed by many, strangely enough) that she is a transsexual.

    But, as you point out, she was a parasite and a diversity racketeer. Isn’t that reason enough to dislike her? There is no reason to like most anyone who occupies a position in our hostile elite. They are, most all of them, contemptible.

  133. J1234 says:

    My biggest problem with George Zimmerman in the Trayvon shooting was his gun choice. Keltecs are pretty junky. They can do some things fine, like cycle a variety of ammo well, but they aren’t very durable. I got rid of my 9mm Keltec because the ejector broke twice in less than 2000 rounds. Keltec fans say “that’s too high of a round count” but it isn’t. To get proficient with the trigger pulls on their guns requires much practice. And you have to be proficient with any gun you carry.

    The long travel trigger pull is what many people don’t like about Keltec, but I actually liked that. If GZ had put 5 or 6 rounds into Trayvon, he may not have got his acquittal. I also had a slide release go bad on that gun, but I lived with it. Several springs wore out, too. Sure glad I don’t own it anymore.

    • Replies: @The True and Original David
    @J1234

    It's a good throwdown, though. Maybe you should have hung on to it.

  134. J1234 says:
    @Kylie
    @JohnnyD

    I look at Michelle Obama (both her golem-like appearance and her abrasive personality) and think Obama must really really REALLY have wanted to be president.

    His erstwhile girlfriend, while not classically beautiful, has feminine features and a pleasant expression.

    I think it took discipline and narcissism for Obama to stay married to Michelle. And a whole lot of time spent on the golf course.

    Replies: @Opinionator, @JohnnyD, @J1234

    I look at Michelle Obama (both her golem-like appearance and her abrasive personality)

    Apparently you didn’t see the 2008 inauguration on TV. Dianne Sawyer said Michelle was “STUNNING!” and “GORGEOUS!”

    In fact, she said it many times during the broadcast, for two reasons.
    1) The more you say something the more true it becomes.
    2) She was trying to give the rest of us the hint that we’re supposed to say that about Michelle, too (if we’re moral and ethical.)

  135. @Mr. Anon
    @Dave Pinsen


    Diehard racists will never forgive Michelle Obama for not doing anything worthy of WorldStar HipHop ignominy in 8 years.
     
    Or maybe they just remember that she said that the "first time she was proud of America" was the day her husband was elected President. Not even Senator, mind you - only the highest office would do to (partially) rehabilitate the country in which she prospered far beyond her innate abilities.

    Or perhaps they remember how she decried this country where her husband could be shot just going out to buy gas. Failing to mention that - if that were to happen - the person most likely to to have done the shooting would be another black.

    Replies: @Dave Pinsen

    She also said something douchey after the election about how now you know what it’s like to live without hope, or something like that. Three obnoxious comments in 8 years isn’t a terrible record though.

    Can we admit that she dramatically exceeded our expectations for the last 8 years?

    • Replies: @cthulhu
    @Dave Pinsen



    Can we admit that she dramatically exceeded our expectations for the last 8 years?

     

    My assessment: better (much less sleazy and screechy) than HRC, no worse than Nancy Reagan. And to be fair, part of my dislike for Michelle Obama is how much she was lionized by the MSM; not really her fault. I agree with much of Camille Paglia's take on MO though.

    Replies: @Dave Pinsen

  136. @guest
    @Buffalo Joe

    Maybe Martin dreamed of himself as a fighter pilot, strafing columns of homos who dissed him by making eye contact.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    guest, I heard that referred to as “eye mugging”. Who makes this shit up?

    • Replies: @SteveRogers42
    @Buffalo Joe

    I have heard rumors that the Drill Instructors in Uncle Sam's Misguided Children would describe it as "[email protected]".

    Or something like that.

    , @bored identity
    @Buffalo Joe

    What about this Ferguson's Iconic Hero of Our Idiocratic Republic? :




    "...Edward Crawford Sr. said he last saw his son two days ago; he was in good spirits, certainly not suicidal.

    “He was wonderful, great, always in a good mood,” the father said.

    “He just got a new apartment and was training for a new job” at a Schnucks warehouse.

    The younger Crawford, 27, was the father of four children.

    “He loved them to death,” Crawford Sr. said...

    (...)

    “I didn’t throw a burning can back at police,” Crawford told the newspaper in August 2015, after the county counselor’s office cited Crawford under two county ordinances for interfering with a police officer and assault.

    “I threw it out of the way of children.”


    http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/protester-featured-in-iconic-ferguson-photo-found-dead-of-self/article_072602fb-99f1-531f-aa1c-b971e8b32566.html?utm_medium
    =social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share

     

    Don't you think that Edward Crawford Jr. deserves at least a Honorary Masters of Science Degree in Oil & Gas Engineering - straight from Motown & Molotov University?

    Replies: @SteveRogers42

  137. @The True and Original David
    @AnotherGuessModel

    First Ladies aren't an impressive lot.

    Pat Nixon was a sort of zero, at least in the public's eye.

    Betty Ford's claim to fame was being a drunkard.

    Rosalyn Carter - I couldn't tell you what did, without Binging it.

    Nancy Reagan was a headache for the White House staff and bought a lot of China (the dining ware, not the nation).

    Barbara Bush impressed her sons (good), but about her I recall only "don't ruin my beautiful mind" and health difficulties. (I liked her because she was willing to be a bitch with hostile interviewers.)

    Laura Bush allegedly ran over and killed somebody in an auto accident in college and got it hushed up.

    Hillary Clinton. Does anything more need to be said?

    Michelle Obama was high average as far as First Ladies go (although I doubt that she was qualified for better jobs than she took, thank-you very much). Melania will probably be the same or a little better. Of course, in the looks department there's no contest, as Ted Cruz found out to his chagrin during the campaign.

    Replies: @cthulhu

    Laura Bush allegedly ran over and killed somebody in an auto accident in college and got it hushed up.

    As a 17-year-old high school student, she and a friend (also female) were on the way to a party at night; the future First Lady was driving. She ran a stop sign on a country road and crashed into another car, the sole occupant of which was another classmate (male), who was ejected from his car and killed. I haven’t found any reputable reports saying it was hushed up in any way; she seldom spoke of it or answered questions about it while in public life, but never denied it.

    • Replies: @The True and Original David
    @cthulhu

    Thanks.

  138. @Dave Pinsen
    @Mr. Anon

    She also said something douchey after the election about how now you know what it's like to live without hope, or something like that. Three obnoxious comments in 8 years isn't a terrible record though.

    Can we admit that she dramatically exceeded our expectations for the last 8 years?

    Replies: @cthulhu

    Can we admit that she dramatically exceeded our expectations for the last 8 years?

    My assessment: better (much less sleazy and screechy) than HRC, no worse than Nancy Reagan. And to be fair, part of my dislike for Michelle Obama is how much she was lionized by the MSM; not really her fault. I agree with much of Camille Paglia’s take on MO though.

    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
    @cthulhu

    What was Paglia's take?

  139. @Anon
    Afro-colonization of Ireland.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmvxYwI_y3U

    Replies: @anon

    Sigh. Why didn’t they learn from Britain next door. Africans are poison for any western country.

  140. @guest
    @black sea

    I don't hear people say "Q.E.D.," but Americans do write it. So at least some of them know what it means.

    In the tradition of Jesse Pinkman, I suggest the top of the period-full stop-QED hierarchy should be "bitch." As in, "Race is not merely a social construct, as borne out by average IQ levels, bitch!" Or, "I think, therefore I am, bitch!"

    Replies: @black sea

    Richard Dawkins applies the full-stop bitch slap:

    • Replies: @Clyde
    @black sea

    That was funny! Of course the great man Mr Dawkins alluded to Breaking Bad.

  141. @Peterike
    @SteveRogers42

    OK I got through about three pages of that. Multiple grammatical errors. And basic summary: "I'm a black woman writing about how black people feel about blackness."

    Most frequently used word: I.

    No wonder she married Barack.

    Replies: @SteveRogers42

    Not particularly well-written for, say, a B-average high-school senior looking to get into State U.

    It’s narcissists! Narcissists all the way down!

  142. @JohnnyD
    I know being the president is pretty cool, but I can't imagine the discipline it took to stay married to the mediocre and humorless Michelle Obama.

    Replies: @Clyde, @e, @Rod1963, @Kylie, @Abe, @fitzGetty, @Thea, @SteveRogers42

    Mmmm — romance!

  143. @fredyetagain aka superhonky
    @PiltdownMan

    "I expect Sasha Obama, unless she is a notably poor student, will get in too."

    You expect. Further to your point, she would need to drool and fling her own poo in order not to be admitted to the Ivy League school of her choice.

    Replies: @SteveRogers42

    That would be classified as performance art, and she’d be admitted into the honors program.

  144. @cthulhu
    @Dave Pinsen



    Can we admit that she dramatically exceeded our expectations for the last 8 years?

     

    My assessment: better (much less sleazy and screechy) than HRC, no worse than Nancy Reagan. And to be fair, part of my dislike for Michelle Obama is how much she was lionized by the MSM; not really her fault. I agree with much of Camille Paglia's take on MO though.

    Replies: @Dave Pinsen

    What was Paglia’s take?

  145. @slumber_j
    @PiltdownMan

    "Full stop" in all senses is definitely an affectation coming from an American: it's a Briticism, period.

    By the way, "gap year" is another affected import from there. You didn't hear that at all in the US until very recently

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Clyde, @SteveRogers42

    “Vetting” for a security clearance is another one that didn’t exist in my timeline before the Large Hadron Collider opened up a portal into an alternate Britiverse.

    • Replies: @slumber_j
    @SteveRogers42

    Totally right.

  146. @Anonymous
    @slumber_j

    I call it "Hyndeification", after the Akron native who still speaks with the serial killer state accent (her speaking voice is not pleasant) but whose speech is well peppered with UK phraseology and the occasional pronunciations, not as an affectation but simply from living there for four-plus decades.

    It's interesting to compare her speech when she was 30 to that now. It's even odder to watch her daughter speak with a very typical upper middle class London accent and realize (realise?) she must have been far more around her mother than anyone else, her father Ray Davies having had minimal involvement with her after siring her.

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

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPJg4uS_BrY

    Replies: @slumber_j

    You’re right of course. But God damn, that woman can write songs.

  147. @SteveRogers42
    @slumber_j

    "Vetting" for a security clearance is another one that didn't exist in my timeline before the Large Hadron Collider opened up a portal into an alternate Britiverse.

    Replies: @slumber_j

    Totally right.

  148. @e
    @JohnnyD

    I never noticed that Barrack Obama had a sense of humor, did you? Sure, when he was given comedic material, he did show a good sense of timing, but other than that, nothing.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @SteveRogers42

    Not laughing:

  149. @Clyde
    @slumber_j


    “Full stop” in all senses is definitely an affectation coming from an American: it’s a Briticism, period.
    By the way, “gap year” is another affected import from there. You didn’t hear that at all in the US until very recently
     
    For me "full stop" is 100% dumb affectation. "Gap Year" will be used more and more in the US and is semi-legit w me. Obama's oldest daughter is taking a gap year before entering Harvard, so we will see it in more common use (usage)

    Do they say Gap Year in Canada? Probably do so in Australia.

    Replies: @slumber_j

    Everything is fair when it becomes common usage, so you’re right. But it hasn’t been that… The American expression was / is: “My daughter is taking a year off before college.”

    But that sounds unambitious, I guess, and therefore isn’t useful.

    • Replies: @Clyde
    @slumber_j

    You are a man who knows too much........ me saying jokingly/

  150. @Escher
    @Roy

    She looks like a stereotypical black woman from the hood, but does not behave like one. These idiots cannot put their arms around this (seeming) contradiction.
    Note that they have nothing to say about the highly botoxed and mostly mute current First Lady.

    Replies: @SteveRogers42

    Perhaps because she’s a famous international supermodel with impeccable grace and bearing, who is also wise enough to realize that she wasn’t elected to any office and thus has no standing to pontificate about politics.

    • Agree: slumber_j
  151. @Buffalo Joe
    @guest

    guest, I heard that referred to as "eye mugging". Who makes this shit up?

    Replies: @SteveRogers42, @bored identity

    I have heard rumors that the Drill Instructors in Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children would describe it as “[email protected]”.

    Or something like that.

  152. @Dave Pinsen
    @Roy

    Diehard racists will never forgive Michelle Obama for not doing anything worthy of WorldStar HipHop ignominy in 8 years.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @SteveRogers42

    The dignity was strong with this one:

    “Ooooh! Huh-huh-huh! Ohhhh!”

  153. @slumber_j
    @Clyde

    Everything is fair when it becomes common usage, so you're right. But it hasn't been that... The American expression was / is: "My daughter is taking a year off before college."

    But that sounds unambitious, I guess, and therefore isn't useful.

    Replies: @Clyde

    You are a man who knows too much…….. me saying jokingly/

  154. I suppose the Obama years could have been worse.

    The guy in the halter top is now the King of Thailand. The dog, “Fufu”, was commissioned as an Air Marshal in the Royal Thai Air Force prior to his untimely (non-combat) demise in 2015. The nation observed Buddhist funeral rites for four days.

    • LOL: PiltdownMan, Clyde
  155. @black sea
    @guest

    Richard Dawkins applies the full-stop bitch slap:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rj3rAJUVrGQ

    Replies: @Clyde

    That was funny! Of course the great man Mr Dawkins alluded to Breaking Bad.

  156. @CrunchybutRealistCon
    Uncanny. Wow. You must have a particularly good memory for facial nuances - nose shape, etc.. Has me very curious to see how they match off against Zimmerman's actual parents.

    Replies: @Opinionator

    If you think Steve’s post was only about physical appearance, you may be missing something.

  157. @Chicago Girl
    Not OT:
    http://www.thefader.com/2017/05/04/trayvon-martin-posthumous-college-degree

    "Trayvon Martin would have been 22 this year, and like many 22-year-olds, Martin will receive a college degreee this month. Florida Memorial University announced Thursday that they will be rewarding Martin with a posthumous degree in Aeronautical Science with a concentration in Flight Education."

    Replies: @The True and Original David, @BenKenobi

    They wanted to make sure that in the afterlife he could fly forever like the Kangz of old.

  158. @Buffalo Joe
    @guest

    guest, I heard that referred to as "eye mugging". Who makes this shit up?

    Replies: @SteveRogers42, @bored identity

    What about this Ferguson’s Iconic Hero of Our Idiocratic Republic? :

    “…Edward Crawford Sr. said he last saw his son two days ago; he was in good spirits, certainly not suicidal.

    “He was wonderful, great, always in a good mood,” the father said.

    “He just got a new apartment and was training for a new job” at a Schnucks warehouse.

    The younger Crawford, 27, was the father of four children.

    “He loved them to death,” Crawford Sr. said…

    (…)

    “I didn’t throw a burning can back at police,” Crawford told the newspaper in August 2015, after the county counselor’s office cited Crawford under two county ordinances for interfering with a police officer and assault.

    “I threw it out of the way of children.”

    http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/protester-featured-in-iconic-ferguson-photo-found-dead-of-self/article_072602fb-99f1-531f-aa1c-b971e8b32566.html?utm_medium
    =social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share

    Don’t you think that Edward Crawford Jr. deserves at least a Honorary Masters of Science Degree in Oil & Gas Engineering – straight from Motown & Molotov University?

    • Replies: @SteveRogers42
    @bored identity

    It ain't easy out here for an arsonist.

  159. @bored identity
    @Buffalo Joe

    What about this Ferguson's Iconic Hero of Our Idiocratic Republic? :




    "...Edward Crawford Sr. said he last saw his son two days ago; he was in good spirits, certainly not suicidal.

    “He was wonderful, great, always in a good mood,” the father said.

    “He just got a new apartment and was training for a new job” at a Schnucks warehouse.

    The younger Crawford, 27, was the father of four children.

    “He loved them to death,” Crawford Sr. said...

    (...)

    “I didn’t throw a burning can back at police,” Crawford told the newspaper in August 2015, after the county counselor’s office cited Crawford under two county ordinances for interfering with a police officer and assault.

    “I threw it out of the way of children.”


    http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/protester-featured-in-iconic-ferguson-photo-found-dead-of-self/article_072602fb-99f1-531f-aa1c-b971e8b32566.html?utm_medium
    =social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share

     

    Don't you think that Edward Crawford Jr. deserves at least a Honorary Masters of Science Degree in Oil & Gas Engineering - straight from Motown & Molotov University?

    Replies: @SteveRogers42

    It ain’t easy out here for an arsonist.

  160. @anon
    @bored identity

    I dislike illegals and would like all of them deported including children. That being said , the article you linked said that the girl consented in text messages as well as sent them nude photos .Furthermore cctv footage showed her eagerly entering the bathroom with the 2 hombres.........

    Replies: @bored identity

    Evening, anon….

    I know, it took almost a week to reply, but at least now you have Ann Coulter to personally clear out this one for you:

    “…If even one story on the left’s via dolorosa of campus rape had allegations like these, the accuser would be on a postage stamp, have laws named after her, and she’d be the one giving the State of the Union address.

    She’d be having lunch with Lena Dunham, Emma Watson would play her in the movie, and Lady Gaga would write a song about her.

    Instead, because the accused rapists (“Dreamers,” as I call them) are illegal aliens, the media want to submit their names for sainthood.

    The prosecutor, Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy, wants to know how short the 14-year-old’s skirt was….”

    (…)

    “…There’s also the fact that she’s 14 years old!

    Her alleged rapists are 17 and 18. Under about 700 years of Anglo-Saxon law, that’s statutory rape. (Statute of Westminster of 1275.)

    Apparently, diversity — in addition to being a “strength” — requires us to jettison our statutory rape laws…”

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/05/10/ann-coulter-say-stop-raping-english-press-1-now/

  161. @cthulhu
    @The True and Original David



    Laura Bush allegedly ran over and killed somebody in an auto accident in college and got it hushed up.

     

    As a 17-year-old high school student, she and a friend (also female) were on the way to a party at night; the future First Lady was driving. She ran a stop sign on a country road and crashed into another car, the sole occupant of which was another classmate (male), who was ejected from his car and killed. I haven't found any reputable reports saying it was hushed up in any way; she seldom spoke of it or answered questions about it while in public life, but never denied it.

    Replies: @The True and Original David

    Thanks.

  162. @J1234
    My biggest problem with George Zimmerman in the Trayvon shooting was his gun choice. Keltecs are pretty junky. They can do some things fine, like cycle a variety of ammo well, but they aren't very durable. I got rid of my 9mm Keltec because the ejector broke twice in less than 2000 rounds. Keltec fans say "that's too high of a round count" but it isn't. To get proficient with the trigger pulls on their guns requires much practice. And you have to be proficient with any gun you carry.

    The long travel trigger pull is what many people don't like about Keltec, but I actually liked that. If GZ had put 5 or 6 rounds into Trayvon, he may not have got his acquittal. I also had a slide release go bad on that gun, but I lived with it. Several springs wore out, too. Sure glad I don't own it anymore.

    Replies: @The True and Original David

    It’s a good throwdown, though. Maybe you should have hung on to it.

  163. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    One more reason not to believe anything that Obama tells about his life. Honestly, I don’t believe the black electorate would have given a damn if he had married a mixed-race woman.
    Michelle looks more and more like a disgruntled beard, and now that the charade is over, looking for divorce. Mark my words. I’m seldom wrong.

    That’s been the talk for most of Hussein’s presidency. I tend to agree, but my guess is separation for now, while they cash in via books, speaking fees, etc. They’ll probably divorce years down the road. It’s easier to keep a marriage together when it was never inspired by romance in the first place.

    Yes, the personal attacks on her appearance (which is not unusual or ugly in any way) were uncalled for, as was the ridiculous assertion (actually believed by many, strangely enough) that she is a transsexual.

    Her looks were in play. Stupid leftists were very fond of saying how attractive she was. She wasn’t.

    My biggest problem with George Zimmerman in the Trayvon shooting was his gun choice. Keltecs are pretty junky. They can do some things fine, like cycle a variety of ammo well, but they aren’t very durable. I got rid of my 9mm Keltec because the ejector broke twice in less than 2000 rounds. Keltec fans say “that’s too high of a round count” but it isn’t. To get proficient with the trigger pulls on their guns requires much practice. And you have to be proficient with any gun you carry.

    The long travel trigger pull is what many people don’t like about Keltec, but I actually liked that. If GZ had put 5 or 6 rounds into Trayvon, he may not have got his acquittal. I also had a slide release go bad on that gun, but I lived with it. Several springs wore out, too. Sure glad I don’t own it anymore.
    </blockquote.

    Keltec pistols are about price point (their other guns seem to be about innovation) for features. E.g., the P-11 puts 11 (or 13 with after-market mags) rounds of 9mm into a very small package. It's a bit too big for a pocket gun, but it's far more compact than anything 9mm with equal capacity.

    People always yakk about the heavy trigger, but in a striker-fired carry gun with no safety, yeah, give me heavy trigger pull. It's a SD carry gun, not a shooter's dream. Thing can be had around $220 new, last I checked.

    As for familiarity with the trigger pull, dry firing (with dummies) works well. I dry-fired mine a few hundred times before I ever put a round through it, and I was hitting targets to my satisfaction the first day of shooting.

    Gun enthusiasts are pretty clueless about economics. No, a $220 gun isn't going to have the polish that an $800 gun does. Duh.

    It’s a good throwdown, though.

    Exactly.

  164. @Anon
    I'm willing to wager Zimmerman really is their son. He was abandoned and raised by another family.

    Replies: @The True and Original David

    Everybody famous seems related in one way or another. It’s really astonishing when looked into. Lena Dunham, for example, is possibly related to Obama’s mother, who was possibly CIA. That gets us into such questions as “Where did Obama come from?” and “Why is Lena Dunham a celebrity?”

    The crank Eustace Mullins hotly denied being a conspiracy theorist. “I’m a conspiracy scientist,” he said. Sometimes I understand how he felt.

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