Saturday, September 24, 2022

"The paradox that defines this moment."


As democracy takes its last dying breath here in America, articles like the following from author David Graham, writing for The Atlantic, must be shared whenever possible. 

Sadly, fifty percent of the people in the country could care less.  Some, because of partisan tribalism. Some, because the people putting our democracy in danger looks like them (see racism), and some, because...well...they are just typical Americans, and they can't see past the next sound bite (or the latest trend or gadget) to feed into their own selfish desires and immediate needs. 

Article: 

"The good news is that President Donald Trump’s attempts to defy the results of the election and remain in office keep falling flat. In court after court, judges have ruled against the Trump campaign and tossed out its lawsuits. Today, Georgia certified Democrat Joe Biden as the winner of the state’s presidential electors, after a federal judge yesterday rejected a prominent conservative lawyer’s suit seeking to block certification.

The bad news is that as Trump’s chances grow dimmer and deadlines near, his attempts to steal the election and subvert democracy have become more dangerous. This is the paradox that defines this moment: As Trump’s odds of success decrease, the risks that his ever more extreme efforts pose are increasing.

In the first hours and days after the polls closed, the president argued that if all the legal votes were counted, he would win. Now he has moved to trying to have votes thrown out—asking state legislators or courts to just ignore the balloting altogether, flout the will of voters, and simply make him president. Incredibly, he and his aides have not even bothered to offer some other pretense. They are now openly explaining, in media accounts (albeit anonymously) and in court filings, that the point is to disregard voters’ wishes.

“President Donald Trump’s strategy for retaining power despite losing the U.S. election is focused increasingly on persuading Republican legislators to intervene on his behalf in battleground states Democrat Joe Biden won, three people familiar with the effort said,” Reuters reported Thursday. “A senior Trump campaign official told Reuters its plan is to cast enough doubt on vote-counting in big, Democratic cities that Republican lawmakers will have little choice but to intercede.”

As usual, Trump is doing all this in plain sight. He summoned the Republican leaders of the Michigan state House and Senate to the White House today for a meeting. Both men, though allies of Trump, have publicly rejected the idea of legislators throwing out the vote and selecting a slate of electors, and legal experts agree that state law precludes the move—though it will be interesting to see what the leaders say after their meeting.

Earlier this week, Republican members of a board of canvassing in Wayne County, which includes Detroit, threatened not to certify the election over minor discrepancies, then reversed themselves. Trump then reportedly called one of the two Republicans, who tried (unsuccessfully) to reverse their reversal. They insist the president did not pressure them. Meanwhile, Trump’s legal team is trying to achieve the same result by slightly different means in Pennsylvania, asking a court to throw out the vote and declare the president the winner.

A bizarre press conference yesterday at the Republican National Committee headquarters showed how chimerical the president’s legal case is. Rudy Giuliani harangued the press for not reporting that he has evidence of fraud, then refused to share the evidence with reporters. (Sidney Powell, another attorney, wouldn’t even share the supposed proof with friendly TV host Tucker Carlson, presumably because it doesn’t exist.) The lawyers offered a farrago of conspiracy theories—mysterious truckloads of votes arriving at counting centers, poll workers being instructed to ignore rules, shadowy foreign voting-machine companies futzing with the count to hand the election to Biden.

These ideas have all been comprehensively debunked, but they also make no logical sense, whether taken together or individually. Why would Democrats bother stuffing the ballot boxes with paper ballots if they could just change the totals later? Why would they bother fixing the presidential election while allowing Republicans to have a great night in House, Senate, and other down-ballot races? (The Pennsylvania suit asks that the presidential result be thrown out but has no problem with the commonwealth certifying all the other results that depend on the same ballots.) Why did Trump improve his performance relative to 2016 in the cities where fraud allegedly took place, even while losing ground in suburban counties where his campaign isn’t disputing the tallies?

In another case, Trump lawyers argued that the Michigan results are invalid because the number of votes cast exceeds the number of voters in the precinct. But as the Trump-friendly Powerline notes, the lawyers appear to have confused Michigan and Minnesota precincts.

The Trump campaign’s initial strategy this month was to contend that some votes that were cast by mail should not have legally been allowed. This argument lacked grounding in law and sought to disenfranchise citizens who had followed the rules in casting their votes, but at least it offered some consistency and logic about which votes shouldn’t be counted. Since that failed, the president is now simply insisting without evidence that there is fraud and hoping that judges or legislators will toss the results wholesale in certain counties or states.

The Trump team’s tenuous claims would be laughable were they not so dangerous. First, there is always the outside chance that some enterprising legislators might actually try to discard votes, which would be a miscarriage of democracy. Second, the flimsiness of the claims is probably irrelevant. Polling suggests that huge portions of Republicans believe the election was rigged, and no number of debunkings is likely to convince them otherwise—this is motivated partisan reasoning, not thoughtful analysis. Besides, once the president has decided to place all his chips on simply circumventing the will of the voters, the strength of his argument no longer matters. What is important is brute strength. Luckily, he doesn’t seem to have it.

Nonetheless, most Republicans remain distressingly slow to challenge Trump’s claims. Early on, GOP lawmakers contended (anonymously, of course) that there was little harm in letting Trump throw his tantrum, since it would come to naught. This was a bad argument then, and it has not improved with age. As the president’s claims get more and more far-fetched, and his attempt to steal the election grows more overt, most Republicans are still remaining on the sidelines.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell appears to have concluded that Trump’s strategy probably won’t work, but that if it does, that’s fine. The few exceptions include the usual suspects, including Senators Mitt Romney and Ben Sasse. Other Republicans have tried to have it both ways, declining to condemn Trump or call Biden the president-elect, but also saying the administration should allow the transition to proceed, just in case. None of this rises to the challenge of the moment. Former President Barack Obama seems to have it right when he says these officials are going along with the subversion “not because they actually believe it, but because they feel intimidated by it.”

Although Trump is deeply unlikely to succeed in his attempted theft, he’s revealing weaknesses and softening up the system for a future authoritarian, who, as Zeynep Tufekci has written, is unlikely to be as bumbling as he is. Defeating Trump in an election was a straightforward enough task, and defeating him in court has proved even easier. But if he succeeds in undermining the system badly enough, it will mean that defeat at the polls just won’t matter next time." [Source]

The author is more optimistic than I am.  Yes, tfg's efforts are "falling flat" for now. But for how long? His rabid base and cult like followers are still out there. And now, thanks to being under the umbrella of a major political party, they have hijacked the halls of power. 

All we can do now is wait for the inevitable.   


139 comments:

dinthebeast said...

"How dare they vote for Democrats. If that's the way they are going to behave, we can't let them vote any more."
That's basically what they are saying. Not "We need to offer up something that more voters will support" or "Maybe the Democrats are onto something we should try and co-opt" but "NO! NO! NO! MAKE THEM STOP!" and "Q-anon!" and "We will seize the voting machines because they have to be wrong if we didn't win."
All this after the "Let's scare the living daylights out of them." didn't have the desired effect.
Feral children, in other words.

-Doug in Sugar Pine

Anonymous said...

Thing is trump and his ilk have conned and duped teh stupid. One thing we know about stupid people is that they eventually end up screwing up so badly adults have to come in and fix things. I’m almost to the point where I want Republicans to win everything just to see things burn. America is in decline, should we rip off the bandaid or just pull slowly?

Ian said...

A sobering reminder. Thank you for posting this field. Here is to hoping sanity can hold long enough for the fever to break.

Otherwise, we are in for some rough years ahead.

Gambler2 said...

Sear Field,
I am not able to analyze this article without knowing when it was written. I Googled David Graham at the Atlantic, but I could not find the article in question.
It seems to me that recent events are trending toward Trump's being in a whole load of trouble and It's my opinion that a lot more Americans are paying attention than were before. There have been several wake up calls including the Dobb's decision and Trump in danger of being charged with espionage.
I don't think Americans are much less involved in current events than they ever were. According to independent research, in general only about 1 in 5 (20%) of the voters paid attention in past times. The other 80 percent relyed on their political-junkie friends and relatives, their pastor - priest -rabbi or life-long party affiliation to choose whom they will vote for.
Perhaps I am delusional, but I feel somewhat optimistic about the future of our country.

Probably there will be sporadic violence and disruption when Trump is totally disgraced and I hope finally sent to prison where he belongs. But I don't believe that most of the MAGA crowd is ready to face bullets from the United States Military. They have only shown courage when they out number their victims. And there are millions of us liberals out here with guns who will gladly assist the U.S. Military if needed.

Gambler2 said...

Field, My bad, that post should read Dear Field. (I am now paying the price of being very old and half blind.)

mike from iowa said...

November 20, 2020 it was published, Gambler.

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/11/trump-is-getting-more-desperate-and-more-dangerous/617165/

Gambler2 said...

Thanks, Mike. You are always helping me out here. Have a great day.

dinthebeast said...

So apparently dozens of people showed up in DC for Mikey Pillow's "J6 Truth" rally. About half as many counter-protesters and more cops than either or both.

-Doug in Sugar Pine

Manifest Density said...


His headstone might read:

Here lies Donnie Favors aka Dishonest Don aka Donzi Ponzi

"If only he used his talents for good and not evil."

Anonymous said...

Increasingly, I feel like the danger isn’t from Trump. He appears to be in a hopeless doom spiral now. Consequences for his evil actions may finally be catching up with him.

The major concern is that he has permanently radicalized the Republican Party. The “cultural conservatives” (i.e., the racists and the theocratic loons) have taken over completely. Some new party leader could replace Trump, one who is equally vile and fascistic but also smarter and more competent. A buffoonish Hitler-wannabe could be replaced with actual Hitler.

That new leader could be someone like DeSantis or someone else that has not yet risen to prominence.

mike from iowa said...

You're verty welcome, Gambler. Have a nice day yourownself.

field negro said...

What talents?

field negro said...

No worries, Gambler2. We all are.:)

Anonymous said...

“What talents?”

Identifying stupid people and manipulating them by telling them lies that they want to hear. Trump, like all con artists, is good at that.

It’s not really a skill that one can brag about at dinner parties, but that is his one true skill.

Anonymous said...

"Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery."
Winston Churchill

Anonymous said...

"Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." Benjamin Franklin

Manifest Density said...


Thanks Anon @ 6:11p.

Donnie "Two Times" aka Donito Trumpolini aka Dumbold Trump has another talent: identifying sophisticated high level power players who understand that English is probably the only language where you can say one thing and mean something totally different.

Trump "Framers Hall of Fame." Kelly Conway, Roy Cohn, Roger Stone and Steve Brannon.

Gambler2 said...

Anonymous said...

"Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery."
Winston Churchill"

6:27 PM
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This is a quote from Gambler2, "Churchill was wrong and so are you."

Here's a list of 15 successful countries whose economic systems are socialistic in varying degrees: Norway, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Great Briton, Canada, Spain, The Netherlands, Ireland, Belgium, Switzerland, Australia, Japan, New Zealand and Bolivia."

https://worldpopulationreview.com/country-rankings/democratic-socialist-countries

Now consider this: If you have ever attended a public school or university, ever driven on public roadways, received a pay check from any kind of honest labor, used a public hospital, police or a fire department, requested an important document, such as a birth or marriage certificate; you have benefited from socialism. I could continue and list dozens of more perks you may have enjoyed from social programs in our country, but I think you get the picture.

dinthebeast said...

"...I think you get the picture."

But that's kind of the point: their entire worldview depends on them never getting the picture, even as they are fully immersed in it. Propaganda is not a wonderful thing.

-Doug in Sugar Pine

Anonymous said...

One thing we know about stupid people is that they eventually end up screwing up so badly adults have to come in and fix things.

You mean like how the Army Corps of Engineers had to come in and fix the black-run Jackson MS water system... by just turning it back on?

Ian said...

Hey coyote troll, I know your reading skills are probably not the strongest, but your 'proof' is a pretty sub par scientific source. And guess what? They quote as their 'proof' Wikipedia and a 404 error not found page.

Here are some fun words for you to go look up. Try looking up taxonomic rank. Want to guess which word you are not going to find in the scientific classification of animals?

Anonymous said...

"Well, one human, and the rest quasi-human."

Yeah, humans like the regulars here and the not-so humans like you. LOL!

dinthebeast said...

Nope, one species. Even the most fucked up ones are still humans. We may have social baggage on our definition of human, but homo sapiens sapiens we all are for better or for worse.
I went to town and did laundry tonight and didn't have time to play my Les Paul, the fifth time I've missed playing it since last November. My friend Rob got me a nice single cutaway Fender acoustic when he got us our car, but I haven't really played it much.

-Doug in Sugar Pine

PilotX said...

"didn't have time to play my Les Paul, the fifth time I've missed playing it since last November."

I need to get motivated and start playing a bit more. I did start singing lessons so we'll see how that goes.

Flying Junior said...

You're right Gambler. This J6 fiasco is blowing up in their faces like a movie about a FBU Mafia surveillance movie. I just watched 60 minutes.

Former Virginia Representative, Denver Riggleman, is a top computer analyst working with the J6 investigation since April. His team is tracing phone calls and texts to Trump's closest staff in a graph that looks like a new geometric shape that they call the "monster." Ginny Thomas and others star. Mark Meadows was like the Rosetta Stone. The electronic trail these fools left was not defeated by clever use of "burner phones." Even those phones have all been tracked and the numbers are known.

The Emperor has no clothes.

Flying Junior said...

FBI

Anonymous said...

One has to wonder what anon @ 11:24 PM is referring to.  (Its own fevered imagination?)

The string "quasi" appears nowhere in this thread besides anon's comment and this reference to it.

Ian said...

@ 7:33 there was a comment that was either been deleted or removed. Normal troll posting.

Anonymous said...

“You mean like how the Army Corps of Engineers had to come in and fix the black-run Jackson MS water system... “

Nah, more like the white hillbilly run state of Mississippi that has entirely too many problems to fix in one swoop.

Anonymous said...

Lest we not forget the entire state of Texas froze and had no electricity while its sitting senator flew to Mexico to hang with a few of the good ones. Yeah, that.

PilotX said...

Nick Fuentes says the quiet part out loud.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_N6bjVcFw0

Paradoctor said...

Once again I paraphrase Winston Churchill:

They will do their worst. Let us do our best.

dinthebeast said...

Briana killed a rattlesnake by the trail down to the road today. First one I've seen since we moved here.

-Doug in Sugar Pine

field negro said...

Gambler for the win. Facts!

mike from iowa said...

New study reported on YaHoo News claims Blacks are 7 times more likely than Wasicus to be falsely convicted of serious crimes, like murder.

PX said...

“Briana killed a rattlesnake by the trail down to the road today.“

Welp, you’re gonna have to come to my place to play guitars. Rattlesnakes are a big nope.

mike from iowa said...

Here is a 60 second video from Hillsdale College alum on America celebrating mediocre Black scientists and composers whose claim to fame is their Blackness. Especially scientists from NASA.

Hillsdale is the magat outfit rewriting American history for schools in which they emphasize the greatness of wasicus and not Natives or Blacks.

https://twitter.com/NC5PhilWilliams/status/1574785098062479369

mike from iowa said...

This magat rioter got 7 years behind bars for assaulting cop.

https://www.cnn.com/2022/09/27/politics/kyle-young-assault-michael-fanone-january-6/index.html

Anonymous said...

Perhaps Donald Trump is mentally ill. No sane, healthy, intelligent person thinks or acts the way he does. . . . Oh. Wait. There are millions who are just like him.

Sorry. I know there's an explanation. A reason/reasons for such behavior. Help me figure it out.

Manifest Density said...


As democracy takes its last dying breath here in America...fifty percent of the people in the country could care less. 

" Some, because of partisan tribalism. "
Let's call them Europeons.

"Some, because the people putting our democracy in danger looks like them (see racism)..."
Let's call them Eurapeons.

" ...and some, because...well...they are just typical Americans, and they can't see past the next sound bite (or the latest trend or gadget) to feed into their own selfish desires and immediate needs. "
Let's call them Neuropeons.

The question becomes, can the remaining fifty percent recover from the infestation of these invasive species? Donnie Bedbugs has introduced the need for a vast social effort to eradicate these parasites and pests. For this democracy to remain healthy the remaining 50 percent of "true Americans," have to seize the opportunity to respond before things get worse.

Flying Junior said...

Damn! You're all over the map, buddy.

Your command of English suggests that this is not your native language.

What on Earth could you possibly be talking about? Please clarify. I want to hear it.

I think the only hope right now is maybe some forty or fifty years into the future if we can preserved the fragile heart of democracy until the current generation more or less dies off and becomes disabled. Because this malaise is terminal and cannot be cured.

Flying Junior said...

By peons, you are talking about the roughly 50% of Americans currently in the workforce? We can't all be peons.

dinthebeast said...

The "partisan tribalism" thing is a bullshit red herring. Am I a tribalistic partisan when I don't want state legislatures to have the power to overturn elections?
Elections are what American democracy is built on, and if you hand over the power to ignore them to overwhelmingly Republican state legislatures for the purpose of keeping only Republicans in high office, sure that's partisan, but it's also a frontal attack on small d democracy.
In which case, to be pro American democracy is to be partisan.
Not tribal, just sane.
Plus, the whole "tribal" as a derogatory accusation is a product of the goddamn both siderist media which needs there to be a valid argument from both parties so they can cover them without appearing biased. Pro tip to the media: If one politician tells you it's day, and another tells you it's night, your job isn't to report the controversy, your job is to open the goddamn window and see if the sun is shining or not.

-Doug in Sugar Pine

Manifest Density said...


Listen pal. Leave all that you thought you knew back in the "make America great again" pile. America is changing. So is the language. You have to keep up. You don't get to be the language police any more.

So, stick around Junior you might learn something.

BTW, my native language was taken from me a long time ago.

mike from iowa said...

drumpfuck's pet judge may have her tit in a legal wringer, if DOJ gets their way. She overruled special master she appointed to help drumpf run out legal clock and DOJ is not happy with her ethics and her efforts to protect drumpf.

Unqualified judge Cannon may have shot her last impotent wad.

dinthebeast said...

OK, one more time. I don't know why this comment has been taken down twice, but I stand by it.

Biden on the approach of hurricane Ian:

"My administration is on alert and in action to help the people of Florida. I have approved Florida's request for emergency response assistance immediately upon receiving it from the governor. And I directed my team to surge federal assistance there before the storm hit." Biden said. "Whatever they need, I mean this sincerely. whatever they need, contact me directly."

No bullshit, no attempts to make political rivals grovel to get his assistance, just the sane, competent governance that 81,283,098 of us voted for.

-Doug in Sugar Pine

Anonymous said...

“No bullshit, no attempts to make political rivals grovel to get his assistance, just the sane, competent governance that 81,283,098 of us voted for.”

This is noteworthy because DeSantis did the exact opposite, back when he was a congressman. When Hurricane Sandy hit the Northeast, he voted against federal aid for the affected people, unless that aid was “paid for.” (And by “paid for,” you can assume he wanted Democrats to shaft poor people by cutting food stamps, or something dastardly like that. Because that’s what Republicans always want.)

But when Florida gets hammered by a natural disaster, is he insisting that HIS state will accept no federal aid money until it has been “paid for”?

Lol, no, of course not.

dinthebeast said...

From Carl Newman's Twitter feed:

https://twitter.com/i/status/1575538762825637888

-Doug in Sugar Pine

Flying Junior said...
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Manifest Density said...

Thanks for keeping this thread current Field.

FJ @4:02p said:

"Your command of English suggests that this is not your native language."

I found this statement rather ironic after reading what came next. What are you talking about? Did you read your post before you added it? We can forgive the typo, but come on.

"Blah blah...right now...blah blah...forty or fifty years in the future...blah blah... until the current generation...blah blah...dies off and becomes disabled.

What am I missing here Shakespeare?

And then in true Neuropeon fashion you start talking about peons. I never used the word peon. Did I touch a nerve?

And then you want to tell me what I meant by a term I coined that you obviously don't understand. But in true Neuropeon fashion you want to correct me.

Are you related to Robinson Crusoe? If so, let me tell you, my name ain't Friday.


Gambler2 said...

From Carl Newman's Twitter feed:

https://twitter.com/i/status/1575538762825637888
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That's a great one, Dpug.










Flying Junior said...

I didn't mean to hurt your feelings. I was genuinely curious to understand what you were talking about. Please accept my apology. It was this sentence that suggested to me ESL.


"Some, because the people putting our democracy in danger looks like them (see racism)..."

Sorry, but that is weak sentence structure. Again, I feel bad. I am known for being dickly.

I still want to know what it is that you are trying to say.

No worries mate. It's just play. We all love the Field.

Flying Junior said...

I'm related to Myles Standish as I understand it.

I have no idea to save my life what it is that a Neuropeon could possibly be other than your brief descriptor. I gather you are describing the three categories of people that are the problem and count yourself as on of the remaining 50% who must save us all.

Whatever, dewd

PilotX said...

https://www.thewrap.com/lauren-boebert-says-the-romans-killed-jesus-because-he-didnt-have-an-ar-15-video/?testmode=facebook&fbclid=IwAR1aVpC2uc86w-0pBa3D0eC_MiQ-iG0NkGLy4xWOLrZaG4cIVOb8S9KEvpI

Manifest Density said...


"Again, I feel bad. I am known for being dickly."

You don't have to apologize. You are here to learn. I'm sure it's not unusual for you to have a disconnect in intent and communication in your social interactions. Have you tried counseling?

mike from iowa said...

James Earl Carter turned 98 and is the ex-Potus with the greatest longevity, besides being a decent human being, unlike magats.

mike from iowa said...

DeSatanist in florida, a guy who hates immigrants is actively recruiting them for hurricane cleanup. Hypocrisy runs rampant in magats.

Paradoctor said...

Hypocrisy isn't a glitch. Nor is it a feature. Hypocrisy is the operating system.

Manifest Density said...


Ebony magazine Sept. 13, has reported that Aretha Franklin was the target of FBI surveillance and harassment. It's time to rename FBI Headquarters.

#dump J.Edgar Hoover

Anonymous said...

The GOP has fielded yet another preposterous joke candidate:

Republican contender for governor of Minnesota, Scott Jensen, thinks that primary and secondary schools are too woke. As an example of the alleged out-of-control wokeness, he cited the "fact" that schoolchildren are allowed to identify as furry animals and poop in litter boxes while attending classes.

Someone needs to tell Scott that this is not a thing. It is made-up and not real. No children are identifying as furries. I can't believe this needs to be said out loud.

What the hell is wrong with this country that one of the two major parties relies heavily on the "moron vote" to win elections, and increasingly nominates moron candidates?

This GOP candidate got duped by a bizarre hoax – and ranted about it during a campaign stop

mike from iowa said...

Magats ain't none too bright. I love to garden, but I will be damned if I have to water magats to keep them alive.

mike from iowa said...

For the record, Georgia sinate campaign magat, Herschel Walker, paid for a girlfriend’s abortion and she kept the receipts. He is running as a pro-life magat.

PilotX said...

"As an example of the alleged out-of-control wokeness, he cited the "fact" that schoolchildren are allowed to identify as furry animals and poop in litter boxes while attending classes."

Conservatives have to find something/anything to be outraged about. Just flew with a guy who was upset that paypal or venmo or whatever app deplatformed Gays Against Grooming which is an obvious troll organization. It must be nice to be so privileged that you only have to be worried about manufactured BS.

Manifest Density said...


"...count yourself as on(e) of the remaining 50% who must save us all."

As I would think you are too, because nobody believes that this mess, as it stands now, should continue!


As democracy takes its last dying breath here in America..."

All Americans have to step up and speak for those who can't speak for themselves. This country doesn't have the luxury of ignoring what is simply our refusal to accept COMMmon sense UNITY. Let's call this Community.

We are almost one quarter of the way thru the 21st century. By 2025 this country may no longer exist. So, why are we so divided? I say because we refuse to see past the color line. I say, because of those who practice White Supremacy. I say, because, if some of us aren't free, ain't nobody going to be free. I say because one group's fight for equality should unite us to strive to be better and not push us into opposing forces.

BTW Field, I appreciate the space you provide us to exchange ideas, share experiences and maintain our community.

Anonymous said...

MCCAIN: You may be surprised to learn that if you chose to go to the movies this weekend and saw the horror film 'Smile' instead of the romantic comedy 'Bros,' you're a very bad person. In fact, you're a bigot. You hate gay people. At least that's according to Billy Eichner, the writer, producer, and star of 'Bros,' which tells the story of two gay men, who fall in love. It seems a bit self-serving but let's hear Billy out. Despite a $22 million production budget, an estimated $30 to $40 million promotional machine, Eichner appearing on every imaginable media platform and largely positive reviews from critics, 'Bros' only managed to take in a measly $4.8 million on its opening weekend. Long story short it bombed. Eichner's lashed out on Twitter by blasting America's moviegoers for failing to recognize his genius and, of course, for being hateful monsters


Go woke GO BROKE!!

Anonymous said...

CHICAGO Final September 2022 Totals (vs 2021)
Shot & Killed: 63 (-33%)
Shot & Wounded: 303(-25%)
Total Shot: 364 (-26%)
Total Homicides: 74 (-27%)

mike from iowa said...

KBJ not afraid to speak up around racists...and... Country superstar Loretta Lynn has left the building @ age 90.



https://www.rawstory.com/ketanji-brown-jackson-argument/

Anonymous said...

"Eichner's lashed out on Twitter by blasting America's moviegoers for failing to recognize his genius and, of course, for being hateful monsters"

I'm sure Eichner's right that homophobes definitely won't go see his movie.

But he's also kind of wrong, in that, whether the movie is genius or not, non-homophobes also might not go. The "rom" part of a gay romcom probably isn't going to do it for you, if you're straight. And the "com" part might not make up for that, no matter how funny the jokes are.

Perhaps gay movie romances just have an inherently small audience of mostly gay people, and there's only so much you can do about that?

dinthebeast said...

It would appear that Fergus took the white house call logs from January 6, 2021 to Mar a Lago with all of the other documents he stole.

-Doug in Sugar Pine

Anonymous said...

“Go woke GO BROKE!!“

I guess all the conservative movies about good guys with guns and realizing Jeezus is real are setting box office records. Let’s ask Dinesh D’Souza how well his flix are doing. He’d kill for 4.8 mil. LOL!

Anonymous said...

White supremacists didn't drive the blacks out of Compton.

You're safer with white supremacists than driving the streets of Detroit or Chicago.

dinthebeast said...

"You're safer with white supremacists than driving the streets of Detroit or Chicago."

You're safer in a padded room, but I wouldn't want to live in one.

-Doug in Sugar Pine

Manifest Density said...


"You're safer with white supremacists than driving the streets of Detroit or Chicago."

The CDC may disagree with you.

April 8, 2021, 4:02 PM CDT NBC News
By Mary Pflum
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday called racism a “serious threat” to public health..among people of color.

mike from iowa said...

First Native American woman astronaut on her way to Space Station.

https://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/news/petalumas-nicole-mann-will-make-history-as-first-native-american-woman-in/

Anonymous said...

Newt Gingrich says Herschel Walker "suffered a lot of concussions coming out of football.”

Yeah, no shit, Newt. We can tell -- every time he gives a speech.

That dude's severe brain damage is one of the many good reasons not to vote for him.

Anonymous said...

Newt Gingrich says Herschel Walker "suffered a lot of concussions coming out of football.”

And he also is a Christian so he is qualified to be a senator. Such high standards in the Republican party. LOL!

Anonymous said...

“You're safer with white supremacists than driving the streets of Detroit or Chicago.“

I drive in Chicago every day, then again white supremacists are a bunch of pussies so yeah you’re right. Traffic hazards are much more scary than a bunch of pasty no women getting bitches. LOL!

Manifest Density said...



Thanks to "Anonymous said...@1:04 PM."

Those numbers reflect a lot of hard work by a lot of people.There are a lot more success stories in Chicago that also need to be heard.

As the mid-terms get closer it will be interesting to see if either party takes advantage of this and say,forms community coalitions of concerned citizens.

Anonymous said...

"Those numbers reflect a lot of hard work by a lot of people.There are a lot more success stories in Chicago that also need to be heard."

Those numbers also reflect the ending of "COVID crisis mode."

Crime spiked because of the negative impacts of the COVID lockdowns on the economy and people's mental health. Since the lockdowns ended and things have slowly gotten back to normal, crime has started falling. This is a nationwide problem. Not a Chicago problem, not a big-city problem -- it's an everywhere-in-America phenomenon.

Idiot wingnuts will no doubt respond to this by saying "Aha! So the lockdowns weren't worth it!"

Wrong. COVID killed a million Americans in 18 months WITH the lockdowns. Did you want to go to 4 million dead to avoid the lockdowns? Maybe five million? It would take an insane amount of crime to murder as many people as unrestrained COVID could have murdered, in the period before vaccines became available.

So, yeah, the crime spike sucked (and continues to keep sucking), like all the other costs of lockdown. But it was still totally a price worth paying to avoid the absolutely horrific death toll that would've happened if we'd done absolutely nothing. And it's also worth noting that so much of that sacrifice could have been avoided if Trump had shut the borders immediately and ordered lockdowns immediately when COVID first started spreading. The lockdowns could have been far shorter and less painful for everyone. But Trump didn't do that, because he is an evil moron and one of this country's worst presidents ever.

Flying Junior said...

I saw a low-budget gay rom-com on HBO once, or excerpted it for a few minutes. It's great fun for a short time. I got one of my favorite sayings from this little gem, "Straight guys have no clue." One of the bros said this just before he started french-kissing the other dewd in the film.

It's funny as hell, but it is very difficult to watch for more than a minute or two.

Another thing I know to be true? Gay is hot!

There, I said it. I love gay cats. They are the coolest. But when Beer:30 rolls around on Friday afternoon, you don't really want to step out and party with these guys. It can be fun to hang with gay cats. But usually in a social situation, they have to play it fairly close to the chest so as not to offend their straight friends.

Flying Junior said...

I enjoyed it when Field told us a little story about his adventures in Chicago one time when he was a younger lawyer collecting his fee in one of the neighborhoods. I can only imagine that world.

Anonymous said...

Pride is a sin unless earned.

Manifest Density said...



That was one of the shallowest, most racist and divisive treatments of our collective condition here that I've read in a long time.

Seems like he wants us to believe that the only true American is white.

Anonymous said...

"I have often wondered about why Whites are racists, and no other race is...

Michael Richards makes his point... and whether we like it or not, he is telling

the truth."


Michael Richards ... the Seinfeld actor? Lol, no, he isn't telling the truth here, because Michael Richards never said any of the things you quoted here.

I don't know which revolting web forum you grabbed this from, but Michael Richards never needed to defend himself in a court case at all, let alone to defend himself with some kind of "white genocide" speech. Michael Richards was never charged with a crime, because this is America and hate speech isn't a crime here. Richards did trash his career pretty thoroughly by flipping out and making racist insults against some black dude that was heckling him during a standup routine, but nobody actually tried to send Richards to jail.

No, this is a hateful rant by some garden variety Nazi lowlife that someone later falsely attached Michael Richards' name to. Snopes debunked this 15 years ago, but apparently it's an unkillable zombie lie that will live on forever on the Internet.

As a side note, what is up with all the endless idiotic wingnut quotes that are falsely attributed to famous people on social media? Horrible quotes from obnoxious a-holes, now repackaged as coming from witty celebs or esteemed political statesmen.

They all look like:

"Rich people are hardworking and brilliant and heroic! Poor people are lazy and stupid and smell bad, and they should just die! Nyah, nyah, nyah!" -- Abraham Lincoln.

How gullible do you have to be to get fooled by this sort of junk?

PilotX said...

"That ' s why we have LOST most of OUR RIGHTS in this country."

Such as?


"BE PROUD TO BE WHITE!"

Uh, ok but I'm not white. You mention that "we" have BET and such, well you have thousands of websites that promote your point of view yet you come here to spread your ideas that no one here wants to hear. I suggest you go to a sympathetic place and leave us non-racists alone. You are the exact example of why Black spaces are needed, even when we go there we are invaded by the invasive species known as white supremacy while we don't go into your forums and interrupt. Black folk want to be left the fuck alone but yet you seem to always want to seek us out and give us your overvalued opinion. Hilarious, why not just admit you can't live without us. BTW, Howard University and most HBC's have a greater percentage of white students than most state schools have of Black students. We all know there are plenty of white students that attend HBC's and even join Black sororities and fraternities.

PilotX said...

LOL! Maybe the majority of Americans can learn a thing or two from Black Americans. We vote overwhelmingly Democratic. If idiots like Newt Gingrich were allowed to be party leaders you should re-evaluate your party. According to the F'n former Speaker of the House the only qualifications one needs to be a U.S. Senator are a bunch of concussions and belief in his choice of invisible deities. LOL!

https://www.cnn.com/2022/10/06/politics/herschel-walker-newt-gingrich-georgia-senate/index.html

mike from iowa said...

drumpf's pet Judge, Aileen Cannon, knew about 6 days before she issued notice to DOJ to return medical records to drumpf, that that one record she claimed would cause drumpf irreperable harm was already being nreyrned and that record was a note from drumpf's first doctor saying he was overly fit to be Potus and drumpf had released it to the public in 2016.



dinthebeast said...

President Biden is pardoning thousands of folks convicted of simple marijuana possession. Not many in federal lockup for that, but plenty of folks have it on their records and suffer the consequences when trying to get work or housing.
An imperfect solution, but hopefully the beginning of sanity creeping into federal cannabis policy.

-Doug in Sugar Pine

dinthebeast said...

Noted anti-masturbationist pleads guilty to seditious conspiracy:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2022/10/06/proud-boys-bertino-plea-seditious-conspiracy/

-Doug in Sugar Pine

PilotX said...

"How gullible do you have to be to get fooled by this sort of junk?"

We're not dealing with Rhodes Scholars here. LOL!

mike from iowa said...

Herschel Walker now admits he doesn't know the woman claiming he paID FOR HER ABORTION EVEN THOUGH EARLIER THIS YEAR HE ADMITTED THEY HAD a child together.



https://www.thedailybeast.com/herschel-walker-has-confirmed-he-had-a-kid-with-his-accuser

PilotX said...

"Herschel Walker now admits he doesn't know the woman claiming he paID FOR HER ABORTION EVEN THOUGH EARLIER THIS YEAR HE ADMITTED THEY HAD a child together."

LOL! Hey son, who is this woman you're with?

PilotX said...

"President Biden is pardoning thousands of folks convicted of simple marijuana possession."

Bravo, but now time to legalize it like Peter Tosh told us long ago.

Anonymous said...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday called racism a “serious threat” to public health..among people of color.

The evidence that the poor outcomes among "people of color" are due to poor lifestyle choices is overwhelming, but the CDC would be accused of "racism" if they dared to say it... so they lie instead.  Truth has a "racist" bent.

Traffic hazards are much more scary than a bunch of pasty no women getting bitches.

Know what happened in the month after George Floyd OD'd?  Policing went down, and black traffic fatalities jumped 50%.  Not White supremacy, not "racism", but poor lifestyle choices like reckless driving (which probably causes most of your "traffic hazards").

Manifest Density said...


"The evidence that the poor outcomes among "people of color" are due to poor lifestyle choices is overwhelming, "

The evidence that the great outcomes among people of color is due to great lifestyle choices is most noteworthy as Critical race theory proves. Unfortunately those who would deny the heights people of color have reached in spite of the open aggression they've experienced is oft times ignored to justify the even larger number of low status, disability check cashing, opioid absorbing pale males who get a pass.

Anonymous said...

Kids in View Park-Windsor Hills, America’s wealthiest black area (median family income $160k), have lower standard test and proficiency scores (link) than those (link) of kids in Owsley County Kentucky, home to the poorest Whites in the US (median household income $16k).

No amount of money will ever create "equity" because the deficits are in the black genome.

Manifest Density said...



It seems that poor whites are a bigger drain on this country than poor people of color. That's because there's more of you. You all came here at the bottom and 500 years later, you still there.

We've only been here for 150 years and even Roy Orbison could see how things are starting to look up.


Anonymous said...

Per figures just released by the FBI, blacks were 60.4% of known murder offenders in 2021.

You call that "looking up"?  That's some manifest density indeed.  At least some of them offed their stupid mudshark girlfriends, like Liese Dodd.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/18892057/pregnant-woman-found-beheaded-planned-baby-shower/

Anonymous said...

Even black children are murderous.

February 29, 2000

Location: Mount Morris Township,MI

Victim(s): Kayla Rolland 6

Attacker(s): Dedrick Owens 6

Description: Upset that Kayla wouldn't let him kiss her the day before, Owens pulled out a pistol & pointed it at Kayla. He then pulled the trigger, fatally shooting 6-year-old Kayla in the chest. Paramedics arrived on the scene to find Kayla bleeding profusely from her wound. She was transported to Hurley Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.

Because of his age, Owens was not charged with any crime.

https://pastebin.com/pXsakqQw

Manifest Density said...


Speaking of the FBI why is J. Edgar Hoover's name still on that building. Talk about known murder offenderss.

Mandingo said...

Hey buddy, you're against Black institutions and channels but I notice you skipped one. That might be because so many white women, and probably white males too www.blacked.com. Go see how much white women love the BBC and Black men. It's one of the most watched channels. You may not like us but your women definitely do.

A Black Genius said...

"No amount of money will ever create "equity" because the deficits are in the black genome."

Ha! I bet yours is lower than a gerbil. Dumb white folk love to try to make themselves feel better. Wanna bet Field's test scores were significantly higher than yours. LOL!

Anonymous said...

"The evidence that the poor outcomes among "people of color" are due to poor lifestyle choices is overwhelming"

Just like the poor outcomes of poor rural whites. Meth addiction anyone? Opioid crisis? Yeah, let's just pretend your uncledaddy is doing just fine. LOL!

Anonymous said...

I bet yours is lower than a gerbil.

A bet you'd lose.  I'd take it, but I've seen what you cowards do when anyone talks about actual money.

Dumb white folk love to try to make themselves feel better.

The test scores of students in View Park-Windsor Hills don't lie.  Having piles of money changed neither their skins nor their brains.

Wanna bet Field's test scores were significantly higher than yours.

<shrug>  Maybe they were.  But the existence of a few black geniuses doesn't refute the relationship of the black vs. White IQ distribution curves.  Anyone with a modicum of statistical savvy can see that... and if you can't, your claim to genius is self-evidently bogus.

Anonymous said...

Just like the poor outcomes of poor rural whites.

That's what happens when all the smart ones leave.  Now, please explain why View Park student scores are LOWER than those of Owsley County, KY.  With such a high average income, View Park's black parents must be the cream of the crop.  So why are their children so dumb?

Meth addiction anyone? Opioid crisis?

This guy already said it better than me:

http://archive.ph/Jr8bb

A genius with white women said...

"But the existence of a few black geniuses doesn't refute the relationship of the black vs. White IQ distribution curves."

Whatever makes you feel better about yourself Buttercup.

"Now, please explain why View Park student scores are LOWER than those of Owsley County, KY."

Don't give a shit. So yeah, major cities are full of white geniuses huh? Man please. Now go back to your auntiesister. Oh that's right, she's busy dreaming about BBC watching www.blacked.com. Those guys are geniuses, they know exactly what white women like and it ain't you.

A Black Genius said...

https://www.nea.org/advocating-for-change/new-from-nea/racist-beginnings-standardized-testing

Hmmm, test creators want a certain outcome? Geeez, who coulda guessed?

PilotX said...

Sure there are some issues in America for Black people, that's why I volunteer and act as a role model for our youth. There are challenges for Black Utes to succeed but there is a blueprint and it is possible. For those who say there is no racism check the previous comments as exhibit A. I'm not so naive as to assume that there is only one anonymous poster here that holds discriminatory views of people like me so I have to assume many whites do and are in positions to act upon their beliefs. This has been the weird bi-polar nature of America, there are some that want to dismantle programs such as affirmative action but at the same time admit they are making things harder for Blah folks. Hmmmmm. All I can do is keep on keeping on and show others how to make it in this deranged country.

PilotX said...

Uh oh, the dominos are falling. The genius class has another representative spending a healthy chunk of their brilliant life in the pokiest. Too bad I'm not as intelligent as this guy. LOL!

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/man-pleads-guilty-to-seditious-conspiracy-for-the-jan-6-capitol-insurrection

dinthebeast said...

It looks like some blue state governors are following suit in pardoning folks convicted of simple cannabis possession.

-Doug in Sugar Pine

Gambler2 said...

Anonymous said...

Even black children are murderous.

February 29, 2000

Location: Mount Morris Township,MI

Victim(s): Kayla Rolland 6

Attacker(s): Dedrick Owens 6

Description: Upset that Kayla wouldn't let him kiss her the day before, Owens pulled out a pistol & pointed it at Kayla. He then pulled the trigger, fatally shooting 6-year-old Kayla in the chest. Paramedics arrived on the scene to find Kayla bleeding profusely from her wound. She was transported to Hurley Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.

Because of his age, Owens was not charged with any crime.

https://pastebin.com/pXsakqQw

12:09 AM
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It is likely that the six year old child who shot his friend did not understand what he was doing. The same cannot be said about the forty-eight year old white man who killed an entire family.

Suspect in California Family Kidnap Killing Had ‘Nasty’ Year-Long Feud With Victims, Sheriff Says
https://www.thedailybeast.com/suspect-in-california-family-kidnap-killing-had-nasty-year-long-feud-with-victims-sheriff-says

Gambler2 said...

"BE PROUD TO BE WHITE!"
Forgive me, friends, but I don't know whose post this is, but I feel compelled to respond....

I am white as an accident of birth. I take no pride in being white. What's there to be proud of? For at least the last 1000 years, whites have been killing whites and any other people who got in the way of their quest for money, land, and power. As a history buff, I have studied history, so I know this to be true.

I am sick to death of the white supremacy bull shit.

mike from iowa said...

Unemployment rate is 3.5% a tenth of a percent better than drumpf's best. drumpf is likely shitting his britches as well he should be.

mike from iowa said...

The Herschel Walker abortion scandal that began in The Daily Beast on Monday expanded on Friday when the woman spoke with The New York Times.


"A woman who has said Herschel Walker, the Republican Senate nominee in Georgia, paid for her abortion in 2009 told The New York Times that he urged her to terminate a second pregnancy two years later. They ended their relationship after she refused," the newspaper reported. "In a series of interviews, the woman said Mr. Walker had barely been involved in their now 10-year-old son’s life, offering little more than court-ordered child support and occasional gifts."

The newspaper withheld the woman's name to protect their child.

Gambler2 said...

A Black Genius said...

https://www.nea.org/advocating-for-change/new-from-nea/racist-beginnings-standardized-testing

Hmmm, test creators want a certain outcome? Geeez, who coulda guessed?

8:54 AM
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I agree. It's very difficult for white test creators to develop accurate tests for any culture that isn't WASP. After working in higher education for many years, think accurate testing for intelligence is a fool's errand.

Anonymous said...

Don't give a shit.

You should, because it affects you.  Oh, right... you're too dumb to understand that.

Now go back to your auntiesister. Oh that's right, she's busy dreaming about BBC watching www.blacked.com.

The 3 default black urges:

1.  Looks at me!
2.  Gibs me dat.
3.  Muh dik. (ding ding ding!)

Anonymous said...

“The 3 default black urges:

1. Looks at me!
2. Gibs me dat.
3. Muh dik. (ding ding ding!)“

I can state for a fact that is incorrect. I know because I happen to be Blah.😆😂

Anonymous said...

Seems you have a very stereotypical view of Blah people. You just presented us with the reason Blah organizations are still needed as many still are prejudiced against us.

Anonymous said...

A black mid-wit wrote:

https://www.nea.org/advocating-for-change/new-from-nea/racist-beginnings-standardized-testing

Hmmm, test creators want a certain outcome? Geeez, who coulda guessed?


The test creators were trying to identify high-achieving children who didn't begin with advantages like exclusive private schools.  In other words, they were being NON-discriminatory on any trait except... ability.

How do you account for the fact that N.E. Asians do better on standardized tests than Whites, if the tests were designed to discriminate against non-Whites?  Answer:  you simply cannot.  Oh, you can be an idiot and claim it, but that makes you an idiot.

Grabbler2 chimes in:

It's very difficult for white test creators to develop accurate tests for any culture that isn't WASP.

Then why do the achievement tests predict college performance so well, and why do N.E. Asians outperform Whites on the tests?  (The N.E. Asians fall behind when asked to think creatively, but they are spectacular at rote tasks.  Nobody has developed a test which can measure "out-of-the-box" thinking; think what such a test would be required to measure, and how you could measure it.)

After working in higher education for many years, think accurate testing for intelligence is a fool's errand.

The college entry tests (SAT and ACT) used to do a very good job of predicting grades in college classes.  They actually discriminated FOR blacks, by predicting they would do better than they actually did.  Why would anyone put a student, of ANY race, in a course of study where they were guaranteed to fail?  Who does THAT serve?

Well, it serves the quota-checkers in the admissions office.  But we shouldn't have any of those.

Anonymous said...

I am white as an accident of birth. I take no pride in being white.

Why not?  Your ancestors learned to make it through winters with no food growing, survived ice ages, invaded rather than being invaded, and fought successfully against both the forces of nature and the toughest customers evolved among their own kind.  Sub-Saharan Africans were still in the stone age when Europeans colonized them and brought civilization to them.  If your ancestors were just worthless, you're worth nothing either.

What's there to be proud of? For at least the last 1000 years, whites have been killing whites and any other people who got in the way of their quest for money, land, and power.

Dotard, that's what humanity has done for time immemorial.  The survivors are the best of the breed.  If you're not one of them, you know what to do.

Anonymous said...

https://www.nea.org/advocating-for-change/new-from-nea/racist-beginnings-standardized-testing

This is utterly laughable.  In just the 5th paragraph, it quotes the academic moron Ibram X. Kendi as follows (emphasis in bold added):

"We still think there’s something wrong with the kids rather than recognizing their something wrong with the tests," Ibram X. Kendi of the Antiracist Research & Policy Center at Boston University and author of How to be an Antiracist said in October 2020.

I'll spell this out for you if none of you get it:  Kendi cannot distinguish between the possessive "their" and the word "there", which in this case should be the contraction "there's" meaning "there is".

Kendi is the moron who claimed that all acts are either racist or anti-racist.  Okay, tell me whether the following acts are racist or anti-racist:

1.  Putting on clothes in the morning.
2.  Eating a bowl of soup.
3.  Pouring a glass of water.
4.  Breathing.

The idea falls apart within seconds of thinking about it... yet Kendi wrote an entire BOOK on it, which got PUBLISHED!  This only means that the publisher and editors are morons too.

Any piece which quotes Ibram X. Kendi except to show just how moronic Africans-in-America are can only be used as an example of what never to do.

Anonymous said...

“I'll spell this out for you if none of you get it“

We get it, someone made a simple mistake that was not caught by the editor. Happens all the time, I mean if you read a lot you’ll see it. We do appreciate the idea that an entire premise is disregarded because of a small grammatical mistake. Carry on.

Anonymous said...

“The test creators were trying to identify high-achieving children who didn't begin with advantages like exclusive private schools.“

Really? You have documentation to prove this or are we to just assume you have insight into what the test creators were thinking?

Anonymous said...

Three default white conservative male urges:

1. Whaaaaa whaaaa whaaaa everyone is against me.

2. I’m always right even when I’m wrong I’ll just get louder.

3. Since I’m mediocre in every way I’ll just claim that my race is superior even though I’m a personal failure and I’ll blame my failures on others.

Anonymous said...

These weirdos with the whole white pride thing are funny. Ok, be proud to be white son, no one here gives a shit one way or the other but you feel the need to come here and bore us with your fake boasting. Why is it none of you have any personal accomplishments to brag about other than being white. Well good for you, now you can join all the other meth addicted fools in jail and the maga crowd that will be in jail for stupidity. Congrats son!!!!! We are so proud of you.

Mandingo said...

Three default white woman urges.

1. Gib me dat (when she sees a Black man).

2. Look for a Black man.

3. Only think about Black men.

Go to www.blacked.com to see for yourself.

Manifest Density said...


@ 10.18 PM

"Why not?"

Maybe because being white is a characteristic and not a right. Maybe because as described, it ignores the content of ones character. Maybe because violence, as presented in the use of the words invaded, tough and fought, should be a last resort.

"...that's what humanity has done for time immemorial."

Again with the, "the only history that matters is white history" song. Your interpretation seems to miss the point being made.

This type of thinking that is moving this world into "the ghetto."



Gambler2 said...

Anonymous said...

Grabbler2 chimes in:

"It's very difficult for white test creators to develop accurate tests for any culture that isn't WASP."

Anonymous said...
"The college entry tests (SAT and ACT) used to do a very good job of predicting grades in college classes."

10:11 PM
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If you knew what you were talking about, you would know that college entry tests predict only about4% of the variability in college success rate. The leading indicator is high school GPA.

Various federal and state programs have shown that even students with low high school GPAs can become successful if student friendly learning centers are present on the campus.

It saddens me that your inability to spell my screen name correctly indicates that you are intellectually challenged.

Have a nice day.

Gambler2 said...

Anonymous said...

From Gambler2
I am white as an accident of birth. I take no pride in being white.
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Why not?

10:18 PM
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Why not? Did you not understand my comment? You think that since people have been killing others for thousands of years, that makes it OK? As for you beliefs of how wonderful whites are for having survived, every living human on the planet survives because of human cooperation, not on killing others.
Furthermore, I think pride is something that should be felt by a person because of his or her own behavior and accomplishments, not because of skin color or any other superficial trait †hey may possess.

mike from iowa said...

Mandingo, this proves whitey(anymoose) can't get it right..,,.

https://youtu.be/54VG-J1WWTI

Freaking hillaryous.

Anonymous said...

We get it, someone made a simple mistake that was not caught by the editor. Happens all the time,

Yes... when both the writer AND editors are incompetent.

I mean if you read a lot you’ll see it. We do appreciate the idea that an entire premise is disregarded because of a small grammatical mistake.

It puts the failed educations and thinking of the entire production chain on display.

Anonymous said...

Per the FBI's Universal Crime Reports, the black share of known-race murderers rose from 56.5% in 2020 to 60.4% in 2021.

Blacks are roughly 12.4% of the US population.

The USA would be far better off without any blacks.  At all.

Now extrapolate to the world... if your mind can encompass it.

Gambler2 said...

Anonymous said...

Seems you have a very stereotypical view of Blah people. You just presented us with the reason Blah organizations are still needed as many still are prejudiced against us.

10:05 PM
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Ain't that the truth! I wish that all racist bigots could walk a mile in a Black person's shoes. They have no fucking clue! I know because I was half of and black and white marriage until my beloved husband died five years ago.

Gambler2 said...

Anonymous
"Pride is a sin unless earned."

10:47 AM
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Exactly! What glory from my ancestors am I supposed to celebrate?

Gambler2 said...

Anonymous said...

We get it, someone made a simple mistake that was not caught by the editor. Happens all the time,

Yes... when both the writer AND editors are incompetent.

I mean if you read a lot you’ll see it. We do appreciate the idea that an entire premise is disregarded because of a small grammatical mistake.

It puts the failed educations and thinking of the entire production chain on display.

1:50 PM
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I read all the time. Sometimes I finish two to three books per week and I do not see the grammatical error in question here unless I am reading comments on my computer. Occasionally I may see a small grammatical error in books, but that is quite rare.

Wesley Pipes said...

“The USA would be far better off without any blacks. At all.“

You know who would hate that? White women. You better run your plan past them. Go to www.blondesonblacks.com to see for yourself.

Anonymous said...

https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2022.09.30.22280573v1

Abstract

Studies have reported reduced natural SARS-CoV-2 infection- and vaccine-induced neutralization against Omicron BA.4/BA.5 compared with earlier Omicron subvariants. We conducted a test-negative case–control study evaluating mRNA-1273 vaccine effectiveness (VE) against infection and hospitalization with Omicron subvariants. The study included 30,809 SARS-CoV-2 positive and 92,427 SARS-CoV-2 negative individuals aged ≥18 years tested during 1/1/2022-6/30/2022. While 3-dose VE against BA.1 infection was high and waned slowly, VE against BA.2, BA.2.12.1, BA.4, and BA.5 infection was initially moderate to high (61.0%-90.6% 14-30 days post third dose) and waned rapidly. The 4-dose VE against infection with BA.2, BA.2.12.1, and BA.4 ranged between 64.3%-75.7%, and was low (30.8%) against BA.5 14-30 days post fourth dose, disappearing beyond 90 days for all subvariants. The 3-dose VE against hospitalization for BA.1, BA.2, and BA.4/BA.5 was 97.5%, 82.0%, and 72.4%, respectively; 4-dose VE against hospitalization for BA.4/BA.5 was 88.5%. Evaluation of the updated bivalent booster is warranted.

Gambler2 said...

Anonymous said...

You know who would hate that? White women.

Self-evidently false. If ni663rs were popular with White women, there wouldn't be any White women.

Only White men can sire White women.

9:43 PM
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Evidently, you don't know much about genetics. I recommend you do some research using unbiased sources. My sister-in-law is white even though he father was black.
I'm sure it would pain you to know that quite a lot of white Americans carry black genes. Some of the descendants of Thomas Jefferson are examples of this.

Mandingo said...

“If ni663rs were popular with White women, there wouldn't be any White women.“

We’re actually VERY popular with white women, they really enjoy our company. I can personally attest to this. Go to www.blackedraw.com to see for yourself.