"They" Still Don't Get It

David Brooks, do you remember him?

Once again he's back pontificating about his incredible insight into a movement he knows nothing about. A cousin of mine sent me the following link: With the following comment, "Eye Opening". David Brooks is frightened: "The Terrifying Future of the American Right - What I saw at the National Conservatism Conference".

Mr. Brooks attended the conference and in his own words:

When I came down to Florida for the National Conservatism Conference, I was a little concerned I’d get heckled in the hallways, or be subjected to the verbal abuse I occasionally get from Trump supporters. Judging by their rhetoric, after all, these are the fire-breathers, the hard-liners, the intellectual sharp edge of the American right.

But everyone was charming! I hung around the bar watching football each night, saw old conservative friends, and met lots of new ones, and I enjoyed them all.


What were you expecting, child rapists hitting you with a skateboard, a "smurf" with blue hair and 49 piercings, confused by how many genders there are? Granted before Twitter ousted me I would Tweet you with smarmy remarks. However, if I ever had the chance to meet you in person, I would address you properly and leave it at that.

Oh goody he enjoyed them all. I will now be able to sleep this evening knowing this important fact.


According to the wise and "Conservative" David Brooks there are 3 strains of the American Right.

First, the people over 50 who have been hanging around conservative circles for decades but who have recently been radicalized by the current left

The second strain is made up of mid-career politicians and operatives who are learning to adapt to the age of populist rage: people like Ted Cruz (Princeton, Harvard), J. D. Vance (Yale Law), and Josh Hawley (Stanford and Yale)

The third and largest strain is the young. They grew up in the era of Facebook and MSNBC and identity politics. They went to colleges smothered by progressive sermonizing. And they reacted by running in the other direction. I disagreed with two-thirds of what I heard at this conference, but I couldn’t quite suppress the disturbing voice in my head saying, “If you were 22, maybe you’d be here too.”


Populist rage? My, what he could talk about, proper enforcement of immigration laws, allowing the U.S.A. to be energy independent? Just to name a couple of current affair topics.

Mr. Brooks was never a Conservative, nor will he ever be. For such an enlightened man he certainly lacks any inquisitiveness or any true observational skills, for example:

The NatCons are wrong to think there is a unified thing called “the left” that hates America. This is just the apocalyptic menace many of them had to invent in order to justify their decision to vote for Donald Trump.

I guess I must be having hallucinations when Antifa and BLM are burning the cities of Portland, Kenosha and Seattle for example. I must be nuts to think that the majority of bannings, timeouts and the like on Social Media Platforms are for those right of center. Often we hear from the Keepers of The Gate, "It was a mistake". The Left are never caught up in the Mistake excuse.


He concludes:

Finally, there is something extremely off-putting about the NatCon public pose. In person, as I say, I find many of them charming, warm, and friendly. But their public posture is dominated by the psychology of threat and menace. If there was one expression of sympathy, kindness, or grace uttered from the podium in Orlando, I did not hear it. But I did hear callousness, invocations of combat, and whiffs of brutality.

I've read and reread his Atlantic article. Not one of the quotes attributed to any of the speakers were of "threat and menace".

It sure seems everything the current "Conservative Movement" believes are not the beliefs of David Brooks. Just what does Mr. Brooks intend to conserve?

The problem with the David Brooks and his ilk can be answered in the question put forth on Twitter several years ago by friend of AoSHQ, John Ekdahl.

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1 Frist

Posted by: flounder at November 24, 2021 02:45 PM (SH2Zi)

2 sponge!

Posted by: carlos mencia at November 24, 2021 02:46 PM (8D42x)

3 Yep, we're the violent ones for pointing out their violence. When will the madness stop?

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at November 24, 2021 02:47 PM (wAnMi)

4 Lulz

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at November 24, 2021 02:47 PM (EGgeh)

5 But did they have crisp pant creases?

Posted by: SH (Overturn Roe) at November 24, 2021 02:47 PM (sX1BW)

6 There are people who would recognize David Brooks?

Posted by: Northernlurker at November 24, 2021 02:47 PM (cSyAR)

7 This reads like a Steven Glass piece. I half expect him to set up a fake website for Jukt Micronics

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at November 24, 2021 02:48 PM (cKllL)

8 Nooderated at the speed of bacon

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at November 24, 2021 02:48 PM (wAnMi)

9 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Jackson Sparks at November 24, 2021 02:48 PM (Zz0t1)

10 "If there was one expression of sympathy, kindness, or grace uttered from the podium in Orlando.."

Brooks means "simpery" here, he didn't hear much simpery to the Left, which he denies exists.

Posted by: Thrawn at November 24, 2021 02:48 PM (Rl7KJ)

11 There are people who would recognize David Brooks?

Posted by: Northernlurker


He's important, dammit. And people like him. Just ask him.

Posted by: pep at November 24, 2021 02:48 PM (ZsR3z)

12 Bodily Fluid Stains Shown Under A Black Light In A Seedy Motel Room > David Brooks

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at November 24, 2021 02:48 PM (R/m4+)

13 The top 3 best selling vehicles in America are pick-ups.
Question to reporters: do you personally know
someone that owns one?


Own two Fords. Step son owns a Ford. Father-in-law owns a Chevy and brother-in-law owns a GMC. Yeah.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 24, 2021 02:49 PM (OCTRt)

14 well, bless hi sheart

Posted by: carlos mencia at November 24, 2021 02:49 PM (8D42x)

15 David Brooks should be shunned. And when I say shunned, well, I mean a bit more than shunned.

Posted by: MikeM at November 24, 2021 02:49 PM (2aX9r)

16 Girlie man

Posted by: Martini Farmer at November 24, 2021 02:49 PM (BFigT)

17 When has a Democrat ever expressed words of kindness, sympathy and grace?

Posted by: Northernlurker at November 24, 2021 02:49 PM (cSyAR)

18 I don't believe David Brooks watched football.

Posted by: what some bitch said at November 24, 2021 02:49 PM (m/Gc2)

19 Stained Glass > Philip Glass > Steven Glass

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at November 24, 2021 02:49 PM (wAnMi)

20 Do people still read David Brooks? I honestly thought he was dead.

Posted by: Capital Eff believes #RonnaMustGo #McCarthyMustGo #McConnellMustGo at November 24, 2021 02:49 PM (DiVy8)

21 I bet he couldn't even get a decent sandwich.

Savages.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 24, 2021 02:49 PM (ZLI7S)

22 Tough life being a meandering sap.

Posted by: Cheri at November 24, 2021 02:50 PM (oiNtH)

23 I like the crease in his underoos.

Posted by: Jonah G. at November 24, 2021 02:50 PM (jYQlA)

24 David Brooks, and those like him, are easy to understand. They've never faced personal danger, they'll do or say whatever it takes to keep that streak alive, and they find those who don't do the same to be extremely rude. That's all there is to it.

David Brooks is a coward, and proud of it. Pure and simple.

Posted by: Drift Back in Time at November 24, 2021 02:50 PM (notaz)

25 I don't believe David Brooks watched football.

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Well I'm certainly not going to call it by the vulgar American name of soccer.

- David Brooks

Posted by: SH (Overturn Roe) at November 24, 2021 02:50 PM (sX1BW)

26 Uh huh. And what kind of enjoyment did he get there?

Posted by: OrangeEnt at November 24, 2021 02:50 PM (7bRMQ)

27 >>>The NatCons are wrong to think there is a unified thing called "the left" that hates America. This is just the apocalyptic menace many of them had to invent in order to justify their decision to vote for Donald Trump.

The rubes are rubes for making sweeping generalizations, the proposition for which I show support with this sweeping generalization, because I is smart.

What a maroon.

Posted by: flounder at November 24, 2021 02:50 PM (SH2Zi)

28 Brooks is a maggot.

Go there under false pretenses, enjoy the good fellowship around you and then write a poison pen article defaming all of them.

Posted by: Oldcat at November 24, 2021 02:50 PM (eoQWY)

29 David Brooks should be shunned. And when I say shunned, well, I mean a bit more than shunned.

One question: are you thinking about woodchippers right now? Oops, that might upset Mr. Brooks.

Posted by: pep at November 24, 2021 02:50 PM (ZsR3z)

30 David Brooks should be shunned. And when I say shunned, well, I mean a bit more than shunned.
Posted by: MikeM at November 24, 2021 02:49 PM (2aX9r)

dunked in bleach, covered in tar, smothered in feathers and run out of town on a rail?

Posted by: carlos mencia at November 24, 2021 02:50 PM (8D42x)

31 Babbling brooks > David Brooks.

Posted by: spindrift at November 24, 2021 02:51 PM (h5TKJ)

32 This is just the apocalyptic menace many of them had to invent in order to justify their decision to vote for Donald Trump.

Don't tell me how I 'justified" my decision, bitch.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 24, 2021 02:51 PM (Bmy3R)

33 I was a little concerned I'd get heckled in the hallways

Consider this possibility: none of us know who you are.

Posted by: t-bird at November 24, 2021 02:51 PM (9Fwwf)

34 Tough life being a meandering maundering sap.

Posted by: pep at November 24, 2021 02:52 PM (ZsR3z)

35 I would like to punish Mr. Brooks.

Posted by: Frank Luntz at November 24, 2021 02:52 PM (DiVy8)

36 Who?

Posted by: Joe Average at November 24, 2021 02:52 PM (jYQlA)

37 I bet he couldn't even get a decent sandwich.
Savages.
Posted by: JackStraw at November 24, 2021 02:49 PM (ZLI7S)

well he kept asking jonah for a recommendation and he offed his hotdog repeatedly...

Posted by: carlos mencia at November 24, 2021 02:52 PM (8D42x)

38 Now go analyze the Left, David Babbling Brooks.

Posted by: Curly Shuffle at November 24, 2021 02:52 PM (TNyrE)

39 If there was one expression of sympathy, kindness, or grace uttered from the podium in Orlando, I did not hear it.

And how about the podiums used by the fake president? His press propagandist? Calling innocent citizens "white supremicists" ring a bell?

Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 24, 2021 02:52 PM (Bmy3R)

40 The NatCons are wrong to think there is a unified thing called "the left" that hates America. This is just the apocalyptic menace many of them had to invent in order to justify their decision to vote for Donald Trump.


That is cute. A card carrying leftist puts on his conservative hat to tell us there is no organized left out to get us.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 24, 2021 02:53 PM (9HRiP)

41 Consider this possibility: none of us know who you are.

And those of us who do, don't care.

Posted by: pep at November 24, 2021 02:53 PM (ZsR3z)

42 "In person, as I say, I find many of them charming, warm, and friendly. But their public posture is dominated by the psychology of threat and menace."

It's funny. If you wanted to characterize the other side, simply reverse the posture Brooks describes for the right. In the words of Gordon Gekko, the Left loves animals, but hates people.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at November 24, 2021 02:53 PM (/E/BW)

43 Mr Brooks needs to double check the koolaide he's been drinking.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 24, 2021 02:53 PM (axyOa)

44 dunked in bleach, covered in tar, smothered in feathers and run out of town on a rail?
Posted by: carlos mencia

Well, the next time he goes to a conservative event, they could start by corralling him into the men's room and giving him the swirlie he so desperately needs.

Posted by: Cheri at November 24, 2021 02:53 PM (oiNtH)

45 When people on the left tell me "I hate America" I tend to take them at their word. Sorry I'm not as nuanced as Brooks, but I suppose his gated community keeps him safe for now while NYC dies around him.

Posted by: Oldcat at November 24, 2021 02:54 PM (eoQWY)

46 Point of order, the child rapist was likely already deceased by the time Rittenhouse was being brained with the skateboard.

Skateboard dude was a Grandmother Strangler. (His own grandmother, no less)

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 24, 2021 02:54 PM (KrMCC)

47 The first rule of the Unified Left is to not talk about the Unified Left.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at November 24, 2021 02:54 PM (7bRMQ)

48 Howdy Mis Hum. High quality content -- thanks!

Posted by: Doof at November 24, 2021 02:54 PM (mZUr4)

49 That is cute. A card carrying leftist puts on his conservative hat to tell us there is no organized left out to get us.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 24, 2021 02:53 PM (9HRiP)

Spontaneous piles of bricks upside the head couldn't knock some sense into him.

Posted by: flounder at November 24, 2021 02:54 PM (SH2Zi)

50 That Brooks just lets the crease right out of my trousers.

Posted by: Our Miss Miklos Brooks at November 24, 2021 02:54 PM (QzkSJ)

51 'Just what does Mr. Brooks intend to conserve?'

Rhetorical, I'm sure.

Posted by: soft white underbelly at November 24, 2021 02:54 PM (PsZD0)

52 people like Ted Cruz (Princeton, Harvard), J. D. Vance (Yale Law), and Josh Hawley (Stanford and Yale)

Brooks is obsessed with elite academic pedigrees. He wrote a truly embarrassing column when Obama got inaugurated saying that the Obama Administration would be the Greatest Administration Ever, because all the senior people in the Obama Administration had gone to Harvard, Yale, or Princeton (and yeah, he did the listing of people followed by what universities they had gone to there too, like here).

Apparently the example of letting Harvard University run the Vietnam War didn't make an impression on him.

Poor David only has a BA from the University of Chicago, so he'll never be invited to the cool kids' table.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at November 24, 2021 02:55 PM (I2/tG)

53 This is just the apocalyptic menace many of them had to invent in order to justify their decision to vote for Donald Trump.

It isn't a sweeping generalization because he qualified it with "many".

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 24, 2021 02:55 PM (9HRiP)

54 "They still don't get it" is a good summary of the problem. They think the left are their friends. They listen to their arguments. They empathize with the elite left. They don't understand that the elite left is there to run cover for the looters and rioters. They think we are wrong for getting angry and hostile towards their friends who openly call for us to be eliminated.

It's like when John Daniel Davidson posted on The Federalist about how stupid and lazy we all were because we didn't want to see our jobs eliminated and shipped over seas. I bet he was offended by people telling journalists to "Learn to Code".

It's not the people that hate us that we have to worry about. It's the people who look down on us and think they know better and call themselves conservative. So, sure. We'll be polite and respectful because that defines us. But we recognize that they are our enemies because they defined themselves as such.

Posted by: squid_hunt at November 24, 2021 02:55 PM (B0mGw)

55 Look at the cost of Leftists and Conservatives rallys/ gatherings last year. Leftists- $2 -3 Billion in damages, dozen murders
Conservatives probably less than $10,000 damages no kills.

Posted by: Skip at November 24, 2021 02:55 PM (2JoB8)

56 It's funny. If you wanted to characterize the other side, simply reverse the posture Brooks describes for the right. In the words of Gordon Gekko, the Left loves animals, but hates people.
Posted by: Darrell Harris at November 24, 2021 02:53 PM (/E/BW)

PETA kills nearly every animal they can get their hands on without any chance for adoption.

The left hates animals as much as they do people. Any club will do to beat with to make their bid for power.

Posted by: Oldcat at November 24, 2021 02:55 PM (eoQWY)

57 Is this Brooks chap an official conservative?

Posted by: Northernlurker at November 24, 2021 02:55 PM (cSyAR)

58 As always Brooksie leads a rich fantasy life. I'm just a conservative old white guy, and I'm that little fool's worst nightmare. But he's the one with the nightmare. As for me I'll just go have another cup of coffee and forget about him. He'll still have the nightmare.

Posted by: GlendaleGreybeard at November 24, 2021 02:55 PM (cn6vO)

59 24 David Brooks, and those like him, are easy to understand. They've never faced personal danger, they'll do or say whatever it takes to keep that streak alive, and they find those who don't do the same to be extremely rude. That's all there is to it.

David Brooks is a coward, and proud of it. Pure and simple.
Posted by: Drift Back in Time at November 24, 2021 02:50 PM (notaz)

Oh, and by the way, Brooks made a big deal about flirting with Christianity and promoting a more moral life. In the end, he left his wife for his assistant.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at November 24, 2021 02:55 PM (/E/BW)

60 This is the guy who swooned over a pantleg crease. That's how effeminate he is and you can only guess what he would find "menacing".

Posted by: ejochs at November 24, 2021 02:55 PM (lSFMQ)

61 I thought these fire-breathing hard-liners would subject me to verbal abuse!

Posted by: David Brooks at November 24, 2021 02:56 PM (gX+4x)

62 hiya

Posted by: JT at November 24, 2021 02:56 PM (arJlL)

63 I engaged in a Spiritual Quest by divorcing my wife, and marrying my much younger "research assistant"!

Nobody is as spiritual as I am!

Posted by: David Brooks! at November 24, 2021 02:56 PM (I2/tG)

64 Brooks and his ilk probably don't know anyone who is a blue collar worker or who grew up on a farm or who lived in a trailer house or who went to a junior college or who drinks Coors or Miller High Life.

Posted by: Furious George at November 24, 2021 02:56 PM (9vQJW)

65 I was a little concerned I'd get heckled in the hallways

Consider this possibility: none of us know who you are.
Posted by: t-bird


Was THAT David Brooks? I thought that was the bell hop.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 24, 2021 02:57 PM (OCTRt)

66 Poor David only has a BA from the University of Chicago, so he'll never be invited to the cool kids' table.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at November 24, 2021 02:55 PM (I2/tG)

I have a Masters in Physics from there, so Davie is like an insect on the totem pole to me - his rules.

Posted by: Oldcat at November 24, 2021 02:57 PM (eoQWY)

67 "Oh, and by the way, Brooks made a big deal about flirting with Christianity and promoting a more moral life. In the end, he left his wife for his assistant."

And what exactly is the problem with that?

Posted by: George Will at November 24, 2021 02:57 PM (m/Gc2)

68 This is the guy who swooned over a pantleg crease. That's how effeminate he is and you can only guess what he would find "menacing".

He's also the guy who feels sorry for his friends who don't understand Italian names for cold cuts on sandwiches. But don't you dare call him a pompous t***.

Posted by: pep at November 24, 2021 02:57 PM (ZsR3z)

69
He's the one who left his wife because he was shtupping his research assistant. Normz, baby!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 24, 2021 02:57 PM (/U27+)

70 David Brooks should be shunned. And when I say shunned, well, I mean a bit more than shunned.
Posted by: MikeM

Shunned Old Amish style. No one, and I mean, NO ONE of the faith talks or has anything to do with you in any manner.

Even your family has to decide what way to go. It's harsh.

Posted by: Tonypete at November 24, 2021 02:57 PM (mD/uy)

71 David Brooks wouldn't know grace if he had grace executed.

But honestly, David Brooks is not dangerous because he has any major influence over the conservative movement. He is an NYT quisling whose existence is used to silence the rest of us. This would usually be a problem- but with a broad popular movement ready to purge the elite neoliberal, things could return back to normal.

Posted by: trev006 at November 24, 2021 02:58 PM (4ZzP7)

72 The guy who mows our lawn has a pickup, I think. I may be out of touch, but not *that* out of touch.

Or maybe that one is a work truck. But he probably has one of his own.

Posted by: David Brooks at November 24, 2021 02:58 PM (sGnvY)

73 Waste of talent

Posted by: Regular joe at November 24, 2021 02:58 PM (L9P9s)

74 "I thought these fire-breathing hard-liners would subject me to verbal abuse!"

That's room 12A.

Posted by: squid_hunt at November 24, 2021 02:58 PM (B0mGw)

75 'Brooks and his ilk probably don't know anyone who is a blue collar worker'

Of course they do! The waitstaff at his upscale restaurant, the groundskeepers and housekeepers at his house, and many, many more!

Posted by: soft white underbelly at November 24, 2021 02:58 PM (PsZD0)

76 I have a Masters in Physics from there, so Davie is like an insect on the totem pole to me - his rules.

Masters in Economics here. Undergraduates at the U of C are an afterthought.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at November 24, 2021 02:59 PM (I2/tG)

77 Stuff him in a locker!

Posted by: Big Bad Bully at November 24, 2021 02:59 PM (63Dwl)

78 I think Brooks gets it just fine. He makes a good living pretending to be a conservative who criticizes conservatives.

But when you walk, talk and act like a leftist you are a leftist.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 24, 2021 02:59 PM (ZLI7S)

79 Babbling Brooks.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at November 24, 2021 03:00 PM (wAnMi)

80 "Hi, I'm David, housepet of the Left, here to tell you how wonderful the Left is. They feed me, clothe me (Creased trousers!), and let me run around free. All the way out to the end of my leash! Did they neuter me? Yes, but it was for my own good. I just want to let my fellow conservatives know that the Left means us no harm."

Posted by: Wally at November 24, 2021 03:00 PM (7xGRK)

81 I was a little concerned I'd get heckled in the hallways

Consider this possibility: none of us know who you are.


You're not important enough to heckle, David.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at November 24, 2021 03:00 PM (I2/tG)

82 That's room 12A.

You're wrong. An argument isn't just contradiction.

Posted by: pep at November 24, 2021 03:00 PM (ZsR3z)

83 You're wrong. An argument isn't just contradiction.
Posted by: pep

Yes, it is!!

Posted by: Tonypete at November 24, 2021 03:01 PM (mD/uy)

84 He's also the guy who feels sorry for his friends who don't understand Italian names for cold cuts on sandwiches. But don't you dare call him a pompous t***.
Posted by: pep at November 24, 2021 02:57 PM (ZsR3z)

"Soprasetta?" on something called "pane?" Why, these things are the works of the Devil! Gimme a baloney with mayo on Wonder Bread derp derp.

Posted by: Typical Conservative, to David Brooks at November 24, 2021 03:01 PM (Bmy3R)

85 Alas, Brooks clings to his irrelevance as if it were an inflatable sex doll.

Posted by: Paco at November 24, 2021 03:01 PM (njExo)

86 I think Brooks gets it just fine. He makes a good living pretending to be a conservative who criticizes conservatives.

But when you walk, talk and act like a leftist you are a leftist.
Posted by: JackStraw at November 24, 2021 02:59 PM (ZLI7S)


It's a pretty crowded field, they always feel they need to do something to rise above the rest of the scum. It's really more a game of leapfrog.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at November 24, 2021 03:01 PM (wAnMi)

87 Wait, I thought populism was good just a number of years ago. It's hard keeping up with the left's redefinitions and word salads.

Posted by: InCali at November 24, 2021 03:02 PM (ov5G+)

88 You're wrong. An argument isn't just contradiction.
Posted by: pep

Yes, it is!!


No it ISN'T! Argument is an intellectual process. Contradiction is just the automatic gainsaying of anything the other person says.

Posted by: pep at November 24, 2021 03:02 PM (ZsR3z)

89 Foster Brooks is to David Brooks as ______ is to ______

Posted by: Martini Farmer at November 24, 2021 03:02 PM (BFigT)

90
This may come as a source of surprise to Mr. Brooks, but conservatives aren't the kind of people who scream at you while you're eating in a restaurant.

Leftie speakers at places like Liberty University are astonished that they and their words are treated politely.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 24, 2021 03:02 PM (/U27+)

91 The telling thing about the cuck caucus was the unbridled rage they held at Ekdahl for daring to point that out.

They know it is true, they know we know it is true, and they behind closed doors or amongst their moonbat hangers on in "the right kind of (kept) CONservative circles preen about the truth of their not knowing shit about the people who empower them.

Posted by: sven at November 24, 2021 03:03 PM (Lzpvj)

92 David Brooks still writes political commentary?

I thought he retired to his dream job of being a fluffer in the the alternative-lifestyle cinema industry out in the San Fernando Valley for 20 bucks a pop...

Posted by: Grapefruit LaCroix at November 24, 2021 03:03 PM (4VafR)

93 "Contradiction is just the automatic gainsaying of anything the other person says."

...No, it isn't.

Posted by: squid_hunt at November 24, 2021 03:03 PM (B0mGw)

94 It's really more a game of leapfrog.

I like leapfrog, especially when I don't have to wear pants.

Posted by: Jonah Goldberg at November 24, 2021 03:03 PM (ZsR3z)

95 Brooks is trying to make up for the fact that he doesn't have an illustrious platform, like the Bulwark or the Dispatch, to get his preachy sermons out into he political foray.

Posted by: Curly Shuffle at November 24, 2021 03:03 PM (TNyrE)

96 David who?

Posted by: Mister Scot (Formerly GWS) at November 24, 2021 03:03 PM (bVYXr)

97 Idiotic. The reason to vote for Trump was Hillary. There was no big excuses needed not to vote for Hillary. The reason to vote for Trump in 2020 was the 2019 economy, Abraham accords, etc., vs. Biden. Joe Effing Biden.

But is there a "unified" left that hates America? No, why would there need to be? Any time someone specifies that way, "unified" or "organized" or anything suggesting that there has to be monthly meetings and election of a club president, it's a trick to disqualify what we see with our own eyes. When Trump says "they don't hate me, they hate you," people listening know exactly what he means because every single possible opinion that isn't extreme far left, CRT, BLM, anti-racist, communist, Thanksgiving is evil, put your mask on, is portrayed as obviously and unquestionably racist or fascist.

None of that has anything to do with Trump. David Brooks doesn't need to like Trump but how can he not SEE where people have been living for 14 years?

Posted by: Synova at November 24, 2021 03:04 PM (BD/yx)

98 When I came down to Florida for the National Conservatism Conference, I was a little concerned Id get heckled in the hallways,

I wonder. Did anyone even recognize him in the hallways, or anywhere else?

Posted by: Diogenes at November 24, 2021 03:05 PM (axyOa)

99 I never heard of brooks before I started reading this site. He never had any influence that I knew of.

Should he of?

Posted by: An Italian newspaper editor at November 24, 2021 03:05 PM (Ocv6A)

100 90 Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 24, 2021 03:02 PM (/U27+)

The guy has a very weird vision defect that makes him part blind and only able to see 30 years in the past for some of what he sees....

Poor fella, he sincerely does not notice that the Soros DAs are willfully unleashing criminals on the public.

Posted by: sven at November 24, 2021 03:05 PM (Lzpvj)

101 Was THAT David Brooks? I thought that was the bell hop.
Posted by: rickb223 at November 24, 2021 02:57 PM (OCTRt)


David actually dresses like an organ grinder's monkey so people throw coins, that's probably what threw you.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at November 24, 2021 03:05 PM (wAnMi)

102 It's really more a game of leapfrog.

I like leapfrog, especially when I don't have to wear pants.

Posted by: Jonah Goldberg at November 24, 2021 03:03 PM (ZsR3z)

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I would assume that Jonah Landwhale's favorite video game is Tapper.

Posted by: Curly Shuffle at November 24, 2021 03:05 PM (TNyrE)

103 David Brooks doesn't need to like Trump but how can he not SEE where people have been living for 14 years?

Posted by: Synova at November 24, 2021 03:04 PM (BD/yx)

The left pays his paycheck.

Posted by: flounder at November 24, 2021 03:06 PM (SH2Zi)

104 89 Foster Brooks is to David Brooks as ______ is to ______
Posted by: Martini Farmer
_______________

a fine wine

a pool of vomit

Posted by: Furious George at November 24, 2021 03:06 PM (9vQJW)

105
I wonder. Did anyone even recognize him in the hallways, or anywhere else?
Posted by: Diogenes at November 24, 2021 03:05 PM (axyOa)

______

The "Kick Me" sign should have been a tell.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 24, 2021 03:06 PM (/U27+)

106 Off hanging from a meat hook sock.

Posted by: Somewhere South of I-80 at November 24, 2021 03:06 PM (Ocv6A)

107 >>> But I did hear callousness, invocations of combat, and whiffs of brutality.

>Or as David Brooks also calls it, Saturday night at the gentleman's bathhouse.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at November 24, 2021 03:07 PM (BPuaD)

108 But their public posture is dominated by the psychology of threat and menace. If there was one expression of sympathy, kindness, or grace uttered from the podium in Orlando, I did not hear it. But I did hear callousness, invocations of combat, and whiffs of brutality.


So Dave...how many 0300 fibbie raids of the homes of liberals have you seen lately?

Posted by: Diogenes at November 24, 2021 03:07 PM (axyOa)

109 OT: The link is broken, but check out the story at the top of Instapundit. It's about Pelosi's new $25M beachfront mansion in FL. I guess that's the price of her retirement. Good thing it'll be underwater shortly.

Posted by: pep at November 24, 2021 03:07 PM (ZsR3z)

110 98 Posted by: Synova at November 24, 2021 03:04 PM (BD/yx)

"Not a communist enabler" buys a lot of forgiveness from me....

Brooksie thought Ogabe was a stoic conservative.

Posted by: sven at November 24, 2021 03:07 PM (Lzpvj)

111 You're not important enough to heckle, David.

The joke is that Brooks thinks that he is an Important Conservative Thinker, when in reality he's just has the Token Conservative slot at the New York Times.

No one takes him seriously, even before he wrote a whole book explaining that boffing his much younger research assistant was part of an important intellectual and spiritual journey.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at November 24, 2021 03:07 PM (I2/tG)

112 Notice the emphasis on which college people attended.

Posted by: Ostral B Heretic at November 24, 2021 03:07 PM (10Mp2)

113 The replies to the pickup question were legendary.

Endless wailing and gnashing of teeth "just because we don't know a single person with a pickup doesn't mean we're hopelessly out of touch"

Posted by: Sjg at November 24, 2021 03:07 PM (gDSJf)

114 There are people who would recognize David Brooks?
Posted by: Northernlurker at November 24, 2021 02:47 PM (cSyAR)

Wasn't he the drunk on the Dean Martin Roasts?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 24, 2021 03:08 PM (P3gRi)

115 Brooks wants to be the just to the right of Dems sort of Republican that is the GoPe mainstay. He likes being their friend, and giving the illusion there is a difference between him and them, but they can all get along, and he disdains those who say there should be a notable difference. Really, he is a Dem who can switch parties both due to inability to be honest with himself as well as once he does, his gravy train ends.

Posted by: Bete at November 24, 2021 03:08 PM (Ojki1)

116 "If there was one expression of sympathy, kindness, or grace uttered from the podium in Orlando, I did not hear it. But I did hear callousness, invocations of combat, and whiffs of brutality."

I'm not really familiar enough with Brooks to know if he's a professional sellout or just behind the power curve (in a similar fashion but larger degree than VDH).

But this - these people have *no idea* the level of rage that is just coasting along waiting for the day.

The well meaning but clueless are clueless out of an abundance of normalcy bias, usually fed by cushy think tank/academic positions. The sellouts are busy grasping at dollars and aren't in on the machinations of their masters, who have a better grasp of what is going on.

People just wanted to be left alone, as productive law abiding citizens and good neighbors. Instead we got this giant clusterfuck we have now.

To paraphrase and re-purpose an old saying, nothing focuses your personal political calculus like the arrival of a couple hundred BLM goons on the outskirts of your neighborhood. About ... 17 months ago was a busy evening of popping rounds into magazines; we now keep a lot more of them ready to go.

Posted by: somedood - skull mountain sherpa at November 24, 2021 03:08 PM (wsx8x)

117 Oh, and by the way, Brooks made a big deal about flirting with Christianity and promoting a more moral life. In the end, he left his wife for his assistant.
Posted by: Darrell Harris at November 24, 2021 02:55 PM (/E/BW)

Pharisee French: "Let he who has not enjoyed watching his wife get plowed by strange men throw the first stone!"

Posted by: Thrawn at November 24, 2021 03:08 PM (Rl7KJ)

118 It's about Pelosi's new $25M beachfront mansion in FL. I guess that's the price of her retirement.

You don't expect me to keep paying California income taxes, do you?

Posted by: Near-Zombie Nancy Pelosi! at November 24, 2021 03:09 PM (I2/tG)

119 It's a pretty crowded field, they always feel they need to do something to rise above the rest of the scum. It's really more a game of leapfrog.
Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at November 24, 2021 03:01 PM (wAnMi)

Brooks' real problem is that "columnist for the NY Times" used to be a resume enhancer rather than now, where the pages are full of racist clowns - and not elegant racists like himself.

Posted by: Oldcat at November 24, 2021 03:09 PM (eoQWY)

120 The third and largest strain is the young. They grew up in the era of Facebook and MSNBC and identity politics. They went to colleges smothered by progressive sermonizing. And they reacted by running in the other direction.

He says this like that makes them bad people. They didn't listen to their betters, their professors. They ran away from the enlightened progressive learning, therefore they are simpletons and not worthy of holding opinions or positions of power.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 24, 2021 03:10 PM (9HRiP)

121 I know the name David Brooks but I don't have a clue what he looks like. I have the vague impression of horn rimmed, sensitive guy glasses but that could be wrong.

Posted by: Northernlurker at November 24, 2021 03:10 PM (cSyAR)

122 I think if I had a police line up of 10 men, similar in looks I would know who David Brooks is.

Posted by: Skip at November 24, 2021 03:11 PM (2JoB8)

123 Kyle Rittenhouse claims to know CPR, yet he sat by and watched the State's attorney choke all week, never attempting first aid.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 24, 2021 03:11 PM (OCTRt)

124 Posted by: raimondo at November 24, 2021 03:03 PM (sur75)

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No, retardo. This post is about David Brooks, not Darrell Brooks. Easy to understand your confusion, since all human scum look alike to you.

Posted by: Curly Shuffle at November 24, 2021 03:11 PM (TNyrE)

125 There are people who would recognize David Brooks?
Posted by: Northernlurker at November 24, 2021 02:47 PM (cSyAR)

Wasn't he the drunk on the Dean Martin Roasts?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 24, 2021 03:08 PM (P3gRi)


No. Plays third base for the Mariner farm team in Tacoma.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 24, 2021 03:11 PM (axyOa)

126 "Let he who has not enjoyed watching his wife get plowed by strange men throw the first stone!"
Posted by: Thrawn

Listen. Strange men plowing watery tarts is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.

Posted by: Tonypete at November 24, 2021 03:11 PM (mD/uy)

127 123 Posted by: Skip at November 24, 2021 03:11 PM (2JoB

Brooks is easy to find, look for the keychain his wife's boyfriend left him to get in when they are asleep.

Posted by: sven at November 24, 2021 03:11 PM (Lzpvj)

128
I know the name David Brooks but I don't have a clue what he looks like.

_________

He looks like a sub in a BSDM relationship.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 24, 2021 03:12 PM (/U27+)

129 Had to leave and gonna leave again, beautiful day for a swim, but if Dave's around, I'll repeat my question, or part of it. Did Baris have Trump winning MI and PA (you already answered about WI), and how about GA?

I know the official margins in those places.

Just want to know what his final numbers were for 2020.

One of the many glaring things, deafening silences if you will, about 2020 is the lack of exhaustive (not to say ad nauseam) demo- and other-based analyses of the voting. The Trump data people, AFAIK, have never spoken on official outcomes vs. their own numbers - a gap I find very important and troubling.

The Biden numbers team made at least one incredible, and suggestive, statement, *prior* to the election - that Trump needed 53% of election day votes to win PA. He got 61%, I think. Nobody has commented on/explained this (yes I know the easy explanation would be they had slightly incorrect assumptions or numbers, but when examined closely I doubt that would hold up).

Posted by: rhomboid at November 24, 2021 03:12 PM (OTzUX)

130 Ezra Brooks >>> David Brooks

Posted by: Doof at November 24, 2021 03:12 PM (mZUr4)

131 I think this is old news, but maybe new info on it:

Jack Posobiec at_JackPosobiec

Trump was right about everything Woke

Salvation Army Embraces CRT

"Salvation Army wants white donors to offer a "sincere apology" for their racism."


1:23 PM - Nov 24, 2021 - https://bit.ly/3CLY0Sl

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at November 24, 2021 03:12 PM (Do5/p)

132 I wonder. Did anyone even recognize him in the hallways, or anywhere else?
Posted by: Diogenes at November 24, 2021 03:05 PM (axyOa)


That's as much a fantasy as the mothers that post their 4 year old just made some statement regarding systemic racism in the industrialized world. I can see David sitting at a bar, and when somebody looks at him, he strikes the same pose as his twitter profile while holding up his book. Only to be disappointed that person was simply trying to catch the bartender's attention for another round.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at November 24, 2021 03:12 PM (wAnMi)

133 I refer to myself as a civic nationalist.

Referring to Brooks saying that there's not a unified, monolithic left... he might be partially right there...

...but it is unified in at least one thing. There is a unifying goal they all agree on, even if they fight like a bag full of cats about everything else. That goal is the dissolution of the United States as founded, an unfounding, which they can then follow on with their Year Zero / Great Reset bullshit.

We have enemies that want us destroyed, and relics like him need to adapt to this reality or get the fuck out of the way and stop pretending that they have any clue what is going on.

If we seem a little edgy, if we seem like we're on a war footing, it's because we have been backed into a corner by an enemy that controls or has undue influence over every major institution in our society, that seeks the destruction of our culture, livelihoods, and in many documentable instances - our lives.

If you can't acknowledge that painful truth, and start making plans to deal with this reality, then you've got no business commenting on current politics.

Posted by: Cato, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at November 24, 2021 03:12 PM (Msrhc)

134 "The NatCons are wrong to think there is a unified thing called "the left" that hates America. This is just the apocalyptic menace many of them had to invent in order to justify their decision to vote for Donald Trump."
--

It's funny that he continually derides and mocks the Right (all 3 branches!), never seeming to espouse anything remotely conservative in principle, yet here he is...defending the Left. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that for what it really means.

Posted by: Lady in Black at November 24, 2021 03:12 PM (sVtYq)

135 They didn't listen to their betters, their professors. They ran away from the enlightened progressive learning . . . .

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 24, 2021 03:10 PM (9HRiP)

Can't really blame them for not accepting the programming when the programming is as blatantly anti-reality as women can have penises and men can have vaginas, depending on their mood of the day.

Posted by: flounder at November 24, 2021 03:12 PM (SH2Zi)

136 We should have learned from David Brock.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 24, 2021 03:12 PM (9HRiP)

137 I never heard of brooks before I started reading this site. He never had any influence that I knew of.

Should he of?


The New York Times established the Token Conservative slot by hiring William Safire, who was an actual conservative, and a good writer.

But after Safire retired, the NYT naturally decided that it was inappropriate to hire a "conservative" who actually voted for Republicans, so they got Brooks.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at November 24, 2021 03:13 PM (I2/tG)

138 The NatCons are wrong to think there is a unified thing called "the left" that hates America. This is just the apocalyptic menace many of them had to invent in order to justify their decision to vote for Donald Trump.

FFS, I have been aware for at least a decade that there is a unified left that hates America. And this asshole gets paid for his opinions? Wow.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at November 24, 2021 03:13 PM (Do5/p)

139 I think Keanu Reeves is a secret moron. At least, he'd fit in well here. This is his "must see" film list. Some I have not heard of, but the rest... well:

The Neon Demon - A Clockwork Orange - Rollerball - The Bad Batch - Dr Strangelove - Seven Samurai - Amadeus - Rosencranz and Gildenstern are Dead - The Evil Dead - Raising Arizona - The Big Lebowski - La Femme Nikita - The Professional (Leon) - Young Frankenstein - Blazing Saddles - Monty Python and the Holy Grail - The Outlaw Josey Wales - Mad Max 2 (The Road Warrior)

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 24, 2021 03:13 PM (KZzsI)

140 Ezra Brooks >>> David Brooks
Posted by: Doof at November 24, 2021 03:12 PM (mZUr4)


Brooks Bros. > Ezra Brooks >>> David Brooks

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at November 24, 2021 03:13 PM (wAnMi)

141 Trump was right about everything Woke

Salvation Army Embraces CRT

"Salvation Army wants white donors to offer a "sincere apology" for their racism."

1:23 PM - Nov 24, 2021 - https://bit.ly/3CLY0Sl
Posted by: Clyde Shelton


Salvation Army just lost any money from me.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 24, 2021 03:14 PM (OCTRt)

142 "...but I couldn't quite suppress the disturbing voice in my head..."

Now, THIS part I believe.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 24, 2021 03:14 PM (Bmy3R)

143 The third and largest strain is the young. They grew up in the era of Facebook and MSNBC and identity politics. They went to colleges smothered by progressive sermonizing. And they reacted by running in the other direction.

What a condescending little fucktard. FB is a fad that came and went. MSNBC??? Seriously? Have you seen their ratings? Identity politics? Most of the "young" could care less about politics.
Get a clue Brooks. You're bubble isn't very big.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 24, 2021 03:14 PM (axyOa)

144 I never heard of brooks before I started reading this site. He never had any influence that I knew of

I think Rush mentioned him a few times, that's the extent of my prior knowledge of the man. I do not know his claim to fame other than "writes in the New York Times"

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 24, 2021 03:14 PM (KZzsI)

145 Greetings:

Unfortunately, I endured too many years of Mr. Brooks' neutering under the auspices of Ms. Woodruff on the Progressive (née Public) Broadcasting System's "PBS NewsHour".

I hope he's not a Poker player because I think I could read every time he delivered his weekly sellout on his face. And I hope he enjoys his time in Judas Goat Hell.

Posted by: 11B40 at November 24, 2021 03:14 PM (uuklp)

146 Andrew Yang is starting the "Foreward Party" Maybe Mr. Brooks can go join them.

Posted by: Kindltot at November 24, 2021 03:14 PM (P9T5R)

147 >> I never heard of brooks before I started reading this site. He never had any influence that I knew of.


He's been a fixture at the NYT and on political talking heads show for years. He is touted as the thinking mans Republican.

In reality he is an elitist douchebag who does nothing but look down is nose at us unwashed peasants who make up the conservative base because we deign to actually believe the things we say.

Nobody really believes he's a Republican let alone a conservative. He wears the titles like name tags at work but removes them before attending his next party on the Upper West Side.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 24, 2021 03:15 PM (ZLI7S)

148 David Brooks: Purveyor of Tedious Twaddle.

Posted by: Blake - semi lurker at large at November 24, 2021 03:15 PM (/luV5)

149
Louise Brooks >>>> David Brooks

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 24, 2021 03:15 PM (/U27+)

150 Brooks from Shawshank > David Brooks

Posted by: Grapefruit LaCroix at November 24, 2021 03:15 PM (4VafR)

151 I know the name David Brooks but I don't have a clue what he looks like. I have the vague impression of horn rimmed, sensitive guy glasses but that could be wrong.

Posted by: Northernlurker at November 24, 2021 03:10 PM (cSyAR)

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Sadly, I can picture what he looks like, since he used to appear on the PBS Newshour and I sadly admit to having watched back in the 90s and early 2000s.

Posted by: Curly Shuffle at November 24, 2021 03:15 PM (TNyrE)

152 141 Ezra Brooks >>> David Brooks
Posted by: Doof at November 24, 2021 03:12 PM (mZUr4)

Brooks Bros. > Ezra Brooks >>> David Brooks
Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at November 24, 2021 03:13 PM (wAnMi)

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The Breck girl >>> Brooks Bros. >>> Ezra Brooks >>> David Brooks

Posted by: 496 at November 24, 2021 03:15 PM (VJsqe)

153 I think Keanu Reeves is a secret moron. At least, he'd fit in well here. This is his "must see" film list. Some I have not heard of, but the rest... well:

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 24, 2021 03:13 PM (KZzsI)


Wow, kinda scary and a bit unexpected TBH. I could see a couple of them, but a few strike awfully close to home.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at November 24, 2021 03:15 PM (wAnMi)

154 Mel Brooks > Brooks Robinson > Brooks Bros. > Ezra Brooks >>> David Brooks

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 24, 2021 03:15 PM (KZzsI)

155 "Salvation Army wants white donors to offer a "sincere apology" for their racism."

As I said to Dan Cathy and Chik-fil-a..."Kiss my white ass and my money goodbye."

I am done forever with you. And I mean forever. I'm stubborn that way.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 24, 2021 03:15 PM (Bmy3R)

156 The NatCons are wrong to think there is a unified thing called "the left" that hates America.

Why, it's like believing that CRT is taught in schools!

Nonsense!

Posted by: David Brooks! at November 24, 2021 03:16 PM (I2/tG)

157 More/less the same for 99% of "pundits", but how in the wide wide world of sports does anyone listen to or care about the musings of an idiot like Brooks? He brings zero substance, all social signaling and bigotry and smugness and ignorance and sloganeering.

After his "creased pants" episode in 2008, it is quadruply inexplicable that he is taken seriously at any level, from any quarter. An actual event indistinguishable from parody.

Posted by: rhomboid at November 24, 2021 03:16 PM (OTzUX)

158 Salvation Army has gone woke. That's what happens with federal funding...federal control.

Posted by: CN...FJB at November 24, 2021 03:16 PM (ONvIw)

159 Good Thanksgiving Eve, Horde.

MisHum, thank you for everything you do for us.

Posted by: Ladyl at November 24, 2021 03:16 PM (+4oV5)

160 Salvation Army Embraces CRT

"Salvation Army wants white donors to offer a "sincere apology" for their racism."

1:23 PM - Nov 24, 2021 - https://bit.ly/3CLY0Sl
Posted by: Clyde Shelton


Salvation Army just lost any money from me.

=====

I have donated $1000s of dollars worth of clothes, furniture, household items to Salvation Army over the years. They will never see one thing from me again.

Posted by: Lady in Black at November 24, 2021 03:16 PM (sVtYq)

161 Let me guess, David Brooks sips penises.

Posted by: Puddin Head at November 24, 2021 03:16 PM (OTXUv)

162 Andrew Yang is starting the "Foreward Party" Maybe Mr. Brooks can go join them.

Posted by: Kindltot at November 24, 2021 03:14 PM (P9T5R)

He's too late, he'd just be bringing up the rear....

Posted by: OrangeEnt at November 24, 2021 03:16 PM (7bRMQ)

163 >>>Wasn't he the drunk on the Dean Martin Roasts?

>No. David is the guy who knows more about the pronunciation of the names of exotic candied hams and fancy coldcuts than you.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at November 24, 2021 03:16 PM (BPuaD)

164 Salvation Army was one of the last holdouts, but it seems inevitable that every charity goes leftist over time.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 24, 2021 03:17 PM (KZzsI)

165 I have donated $1000s of dollars worth of clothes, furniture, household items to Salvation Army over the years. They will never see one thing from me again.
Posted by: Lady in Black at November 24, 2021 03:16 PM (sVtYq)

When the feds are your single biggest donor, they tell you what to do. Ditto payors when it comes to CMS and medicine.

Posted by: CN...FJB at November 24, 2021 03:18 PM (ONvIw)

166 Next kettle-rattler I see, I'm telling them "The Salvation Army called me a racist. Sorry not sorry. To quote Willy Wonka: YOU GET NOTHING!"

Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 24, 2021 03:18 PM (Bmy3R)

167 Is he perhaps disappointed no one gave him a swirly?

Posted by: Northernlurker at November 24, 2021 03:18 PM (cSyAR)

168 166 Salvation Army was one of the last holdouts, but it seems inevitable that every charity goes leftist over time.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 24, 2021 03:17 PM (KZzsI)

It's all about the benjamins baby

Posted by: CN...FJB at November 24, 2021 03:18 PM (ONvIw)

169 Babbling Brooks >Mel Brooks > Brooks Robinson > Brooks Bros. > Ezra Brooks >>> David Brooks

Posted by: Diogenes at November 24, 2021 03:18 PM (axyOa)

170 Posted by: raimondo at November 24, 2021 03:16 PM (sur75)

More word garbage, you dope. Why not spend just a moment to gather a cohesive thought before posting?
Probably because you cannot.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at November 24, 2021 03:18 PM (MFphb)

171 in 2019, the feds supplied 10% of the SA's budget.

Posted by: CN...FJB at November 24, 2021 03:19 PM (ONvIw)

172 Posted by: raimondo at November 24, 2021 03:16 PM (sur75)


You DICK!!!!

Posted by: Jeff Spicoli at November 24, 2021 03:19 PM (Zz0t1)

173 I have donated $1000s of dollars worth of clothes, furniture, household items to Salvation Army over the years. They will never see one thing from me again.
Posted by: Lady in Black

Might I suggest your local chapter of Saint Vincent de Paul instead? They are much more charity minded than Goodwill, SA and the like.

Posted by: Tonypete at November 24, 2021 03:19 PM (mD/uy)

174 Salvation Army Embraces CRT

"Salvation Army wants white donors to offer a "sincere apology" for their racism."

Posted by: Clyde Shelton

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Dennis Prager had mentioned earlier this week that he (and maybe all of the Salem hosts) were not partnering with the Salvation Army for this year's holiday donation drive, since they had gone woke. He didn't give any details but now I see what it was.

They are now dead to me, as well.

Posted by: Curly Shuffle at November 24, 2021 03:19 PM (TNyrE)

175 Salvation Army Embraces CRT
"Salvation Army wants white donors to offer a "sincere apology" for their racism."
1:23 PM - Nov 24, 2021 - https://bit.ly/3CLY0Sl
Posted by: Clyde Shelton
Salvation Army just lost any money from me.
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I have donated $1000s of dollars worth of clothes, furniture, household items to Salvation Army over the years. They will never see one thing from me again.
Posted by: Lady in Black at November 24, 2021 03:16 PM (sVtYq)


Ditto, in fact I have several boxes full of very nice clothes that was meant for them. So disappointing, they were the last remaining decent charity. WTF happened? The white Christians who made the SA what it is, and have helped the poor regardless of circumstance - and now I'm supposed to apologize?

GFY, I'll fucking set all those jackets and coats on fire first.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at November 24, 2021 03:19 PM (wAnMi)

176 Can't boycott Salvation Army entirely because they run the rink where I play. Literally no alternative, really.

But they've certainly lost any direct support.

It's shocking, and not shocking, that the racist idiocy would reach this far. But there's not a single institution of any kind, that I can think of, for which I now have any default respect or deference. None. Another way of saying the populace is degraded beyond recognition.

Posted by: rhomboid at November 24, 2021 03:19 PM (OTzUX)

177 Ol Brooksie thinks our government has done nothing to provoke the righteous anger of a certain segment of the population?

I guess Brooks doesn't care about the egregious abuses of power committed by government actors, because it hasn't affected him directly.

Good to know because, when it does, we'll, not my problem.

Posted by: Blake - semi lurker at large at November 24, 2021 03:20 PM (/luV5)

178 Trump was right about everything Woke

Salvation Army Embraces CRT

"Salvation Army wants white donors to offer a "sincere apology" for their racism."

1:23 PM - Nov 24, 2021 - https://bit.ly/3CLY0Sl
Posted by: Clyde Shelton


Can we haz Chick-fil-A now since the Salvation Army is the debil?

Posted by: rickb223 at November 24, 2021 03:20 PM (OCTRt)

179 But their public posture is dominated by the psychology of threat and menace. If there was one expression of sympathy, kindness, or grace uttered from the podium in Orlando, I did not hear it. But I did hear callousness, invocations of combat, and whiffs of brutality.

This is basically a tired rephrased recitation of the old Hofstadler formula--the Paranoid Style of American Politics.

Hofstadler wrote it to critique McCarthy and the alleged Red Scare including a certain Richard Nixon. Problem was he did not know that the Venona project more or less discredited his thesis about the kind and gentle Reds that he believed.

Posted by: whig at November 24, 2021 03:20 PM (9hXN1)

180 Salvation Army was one of the last holdouts, but it seems inevitable that every charity goes leftist over time.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 24, 2021 03:17 PM (KZzsI)

Every institution goes leftist over time.

I think they're worming their way in through control of Human Resources departments. By controlling curriculums on one end, and pushing credentialism (IE, every job requires a Bachelor's Degree on the other), they can ensure that it's mostly fellow travelers who get the jobs.

Control HR departments, and you control hiring and firing. It's only a matter of time until you can stack the organization with your people.

Posted by: Cato, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at November 24, 2021 03:21 PM (Msrhc)

181 Salvation Army Embraces CRT

"Salvation Army wants white donors to offer a "sincere apology" for their racism."

1:23 PM - Nov 24, 2021 - https://bit.ly/3CLY0Sl
Posted by: Clyde Shelton


Well I guess they don't need my money.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at November 24, 2021 03:22 PM (VwHCD)

182 Ditto, in fact I have several boxes full of very nice clothes that was meant for them. So disappointing, they were the last remaining decent charity. WTF happened?

Satan is alive and well.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 24, 2021 03:22 PM (OCTRt)

183 Consider this possibility: none of us know who you are.

And those of us who do, don't care.
Posted by: pep at November 24, 2021 02:53 PM (ZsR3z)

Not even important enough to make someone's must-punch list.

Oh, you know we all have one.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at November 24, 2021 03:22 PM (MFphb)

184 Trump was right about everything Woke

Salvation Army Embraces CRT

"Salvation Army wants white donors to offer a "sincere apology" for their racism."

1:23 PM - Nov 24, 2021 - https://bit.ly/3CLY0Sl
Posted by: Clyde Shelton


I just went to their web site to give them a piece of my mind and, surprise, there's no Contact Us link that allows feedback. Contact Us leads to local Salvation Army outlets which accept donations.

Their web site is dripping with social justice virtue signals. I used to think they were that last up-and-up charitable organization -- used to think.

Posted by: Napoleon XIV at November 24, 2021 03:22 PM (AiZBA)

185 Tonypete, not sure about St Vincent de Paul being "more charity minded" than SA - I dealt with the int'l branch of SA years ago, they were the model - budgets/overhead were so low we had to question them, their work was stellar, and they'd pick the worst jobs to tackle.

And for me the Church and anything connected to it is beyond tainted with their fanatical promotion of lawlessness and destruction of US sovereignty. Sorry, you nice folks trying to help (the now overwhelming, hopelessly so) "homeless" downtown and elsewhere. You are associated with things that are producing crime and destruction 10 miles away.

Posted by: rhomboid at November 24, 2021 03:23 PM (OTzUX)

186 Mel Brooks > Brooks Robinson > Brooks Bros. > Ezra Brooks >>> David Brooks
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 24, 2021 03:15 PM (KZzsI)


Slightly out of order.

Brooks Robinson >>> all other Brookses!!!!!!!!
https://youtu.be/nG-X4AFbooM

Posted by: Doof at November 24, 2021 03:23 PM (mZUr4)

187
Well I guess they don't need my money.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at November 24, 2021 03:22 PM (VwHCD)

They have your tax dollars.

Posted by: CN...FJB at November 24, 2021 03:23 PM (ONvIw)

188 Posted by: rickb223 at November 24, 2021 03:22 PM (OCTRt)

Maybe you can donate them to Amvets or a local church charity. As long as they don't call me names, that's what I'll do.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 24, 2021 03:23 PM (Bmy3R)

189 Might I suggest your local chapter of Saint Vincent de Paul instead? They are much more charity minded than Goodwill, SA and the like.
Posted by: Tonypete at November 24, 2021 03:19 PM (mD/uy)


I also give to them and St. Jude's. Goodwill lost the plot 40 years ago. I remember when they used to take stuff for handicapped people to fix and learn a skill. Before they decided they only wanted shit that could go directly to a store to be sold.

My church does what they can, but it's local community. Maybe I should worry less about spreading the wealth and watching the direct results instead. Very disappointing. Especially considering I know a LOT of lefties here in CA, and they hate SA because Christians hate homos, and that's all there is to it. Good move SA, good move.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at November 24, 2021 03:23 PM (wAnMi)

190 new york los angeles and a hundred other cities were set ablaze last year, and brooksie wants what the comfy chair,

Posted by: no 6 at November 24, 2021 03:24 PM (hMlTh)

191 Can we haz Chick-fil-A now since the Salvation Army is the debil?
Posted by: rickb223 at November 24, 2021 03:20 PM


I could be persuaded to look the other way if you buy a peach hate shake.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at November 24, 2021 03:24 PM (m+jkK)

192 "Salvation Army wants white donors to offer a "sincere apology" for their racism."

As I said to Dan Cathy and Chik-fil-a..."Kiss my white ass and my money goodbye."

I am done forever with you. And I mean forever. I'm stubborn that way.
Posted by: Guy Smiley


Since Cathy was first to tell SA to piss off, is the boycott over?

Posted by: rickb223 at November 24, 2021 03:24 PM (OCTRt)

193 Salvation Army surrendered.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at November 24, 2021 03:24 PM (SchxB)

194 whig, excellent call re Hofstadter. Exactly right.

The thing about these vapid tendentious political "analyses" is that they're so transparently stupid and untrue.

Posted by: rhomboid at November 24, 2021 03:25 PM (OTzUX)

195 99.9% of the world has no idea who you are Brooksie. Nobody will insult you.

Don Draper said it best.....

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

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at November 24, 2021 03:25 PM (OalnH)

196 I supposed I've been "radicalized" be the left...in the sense that they've taken the country on a hard left tack and I want to set it back.

Of course Donald Trump ran and governed as a 1980s Dem candidate as president and that made him "extreme right".

Posted by: 18-1 at November 24, 2021 03:25 PM (ESjRY)

197 Time to modify a Hodding Carter quote?

"A real conservative will remain polite until they kill you."

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 24, 2021 03:25 PM (sG88n)

198 Who gives a shit what this neocon warmonger thinks.

Posted by: Eisenhorn at November 24, 2021 03:25 PM (Z2Pbf)

199 Foster Brooks is to David Brooks as ______ is to ______
Posted by: Martini Farmer

Diamonds to dust

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at November 24, 2021 03:26 PM (Vxu+H)

200 The only local donation station for me is the Goodwill. and they have gotten real picky about what can and cannot be dropped off, which is probablyk a good idea. But it sure creates a backup.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 24, 2021 03:26 PM (axyOa)

201 Posted by: raimondo at November 24, 2021 03:16 PM (sur75)

You might at least show him a modicum of respect by learning how to spell his name properly.

Or at least you would if you really cared about anything other than white people getting convicted.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 24, 2021 03:26 PM (KrMCC)

202 "...learning to adapt to the age of populist rage..."

Umm... no. No, not "learning" so much as "expressing." For a very long time, we on the side of normals -- the ones who respect the Founders, law & order, and faith -- have been more or less silent (sometimes grumbling) as we waited for our elected "representatives" to actually represent something we put them in office for. It's only the hard, hard left turn in democrat policies, insults, and repressions that turned our grumbling into rage.

We're still, more or less, the same people we were 20 years ago when we might read a Brooks column with an occasional nod of agreement. We aren't the ones who changed, Dave. The only difference is that post-Trump, we're finding our voices. And people like you dressed us up as bogeymen and are spooked at your own creation.

Posted by: red speck at November 24, 2021 03:26 PM (gS3OW)

203 The name is Brooks.

David Brooks.

Posted by: David Brooks, International Man of Mystery! at November 24, 2021 03:27 PM (I2/tG)

204 No one takes him seriously, even before he wrote a whole book explaining that boffing his much younger research assistant was part of an important intellectual and spiritual journey.

Posted by: The ARC of History!

Ironically, one of the common tropes about first wives being disposed of after someone makes their fortune is that the big shot cannot reconcile the first wife with their public image at the time of the split. The wife knows all the faults, frailities, doubts, etc. of the guy before fame came and does not worship the big shot as the deity that they believe themselves to be.

Posted by: whig at November 24, 2021 03:27 PM (9hXN1)

205 Wow, the Salvation Army now. I guess I will look to local charities and do more homework. Gave up on Goodwill years ago.

Posted by: Infidel at November 24, 2021 03:27 PM (pA4Ca)

206 Don't you know who I am?

Posted by: David Brooks, International Man of Mystery! at November 24, 2021 03:27 PM (I2/tG)

207 David Brooks, of the Killer Creases.

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 24, 2021 03:27 PM (sG88n)

208 I make no pretense to understanding why anyone ever considered David Brooks a conservative.

Posted by: Braenyard at November 24, 2021 03:27 PM (aurj9)

209 >>>GFY, I'll fucking set all those jackets and coats on fire first.

>Dumpster-divers need a little TLC now and again.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at November 24, 2021 03:28 PM (BPuaD)

210 Don't you know who I am?
Posted by: David Brooks, International Man of Mystery! at November 24, 2021 03:27 PM (I2/tG)
----

Yes, we do. And that should worry you.

Posted by: Blake - semi lurker at large at November 24, 2021 03:29 PM (/luV5)

211 This reads like a Steven Glass piece. I half expect him to set up a fake website for Jukt Micronics

I love that we're 18 years after that movie and people don't understand it wasn't an isolated incident.

Posted by: Ian S. at November 24, 2021 03:29 PM (jbPJz)

212
Pharisee French: "Let he who has not enjoyed watching his wife get plowed by strange men throw the first stone!"
Posted by: Thrawn at November 24, 2021 03:08 PM (Rl7KJ)

Some might enjoy watching their ex-wives get plowed. By an SUV at 80mph.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Sexual Racist. at November 24, 2021 03:29 PM (II3Gr)

213 Does Samaritan's Purse accept donations in kind?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 24, 2021 03:29 PM (P3gRi)

214 210 I make no pretense to understanding why anyone ever considered David Brooks a conservative.

Posted by: Braenyard at November 24, 2021 03:27 PM (aurj9)

__

At NYT on the leftist scale of 0-100 everyone is a 97 and up. Brooksie is a 91. Hence "conservative".

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at November 24, 2021 03:29 PM (OalnH)

215 I will check with my local Salvation Army before I decide to boycott.

I sincerely doubt that every single person involved believes this crap.

I won't write any more checks to the corporate organization, but will likely still donate to my local group. They do a lot of good around here.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 24, 2021 03:29 PM (KrMCC)

216 think they're worming their way in through control of Human Resources departments. By controlling curriculums on one end, and pushing credentialism (IE, every job requires a Bachelor's Degree on the other), they can ensure that it's mostly fellow travelers who get the jobs.

Control HR departments, and you control hiring and firing. It's only a matter of time until you can stack the organization with your people.
Posted by: Cato, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at November 24, 2021

The credentialism goes deeper than just having a degree. In the IT world companies have for years required certification and years of use for simple jobs and for software that is brand new in the market. A lot of times it is used to push older workers out of the company and bring in H1B1 visa holders at a substantial lower pay rate.

Posted by: Rittenhouse Rye Whiskey Company at November 24, 2021 03:29 PM (KTaZ8)

217 Can we haz Chick-fil-A now since the Salvation Army is the debil?

NO.

I'll darken the door of a CfA the day I wash the feet of black people as Dan Cathy commanded me to. As in, never. Fk them. With a pineapple, sideways.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 24, 2021 03:30 PM (Bmy3R)

218 18-1, key point:

"Of course Donald Trump ran and governed as a 1980s Dem candidate as president and that made him "extreme right"."

Possibly even a *1990s* Democrat. Check his border security/illegal migration statements (not actual policies, mind you) with Clinton's, in office, and on the campaign trail. Zero daylight.

Posted by: rhomboid at November 24, 2021 03:30 PM (OTzUX)

219 Let's take one part of the current political world.

For 40 years the debate on abortion has centered on pro-lifers believing you are depriving an unborn child his/her right to life, and the pro-abortion side arguing "my body my choice".

The pro-abortion argument has won and been essentially enshrined in the constitution.

Yet a few months ago the left decided they wanted everyone to get the clot shot. They didn't want to bother convincing people it was in their interest - instead overnight, the maxim became "your body my choice" - because you don't have the right to harm me...even if that harm is completely theoretical.

And I'm expect to...just accept this as normal politics?

Posted by: 18-1 at November 24, 2021 03:30 PM (ESjRY)

220 Oof - Arbery defendants guilty on almost all counts. I'm only surprised that a lot of people are surprised, I always thought there was a very high chance of this, especially since the defense made some pretty incompetent moves along the way.

Branca thinks they have grounds for an appeal - maybe. It's not guaranteed; right now they're all looking at spending most of the rest of their lives in prison.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 24, 2021 03:30 PM (trdmm)

221 Ironically, one of the common tropes about first wives being disposed of after someone makes their fortune is that the big shot cannot reconcile the first wife with their public image at the time of the split. The wife knows all the faults, frailities, doubts, etc. of the guy before fame came and does not worship the big shot as the deity that they believe themselves to be.

Posted by: whig at November 24, 2021 03:27 PM (9hXN1)

And sometimes she's usually a bit big and or plain looking. Heroes must have hot wives!!!

Posted by: OrangeEnt at November 24, 2021 03:30 PM (7bRMQ)

222 Off whiskey sock.

Posted by: Beartooth at November 24, 2021 03:31 PM (KTaZ8)

223 IT certs - like everything else - is about money.

Vendors like MSFT make a ton of money from the cert business. Then there are all the companies that provide training for the certs. It's all one giant grift.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at November 24, 2021 03:31 PM (OalnH)

224 Their web site is dripping with social justice virtue signals. I used to think they were that last up-and-up charitable organization -- used to think.
Posted by: Napoleon XIV at November 24, 2021 03:22 PM (AiZBA)


I can see the "LGBTQ" support thing - mostly because as I mentioned all the gays refuse to give to SA because Christians hate homos. I have literally heard this. Of course, they have no idea about Christians. This whole apology thing is beyond the pale. I noticed the changes taking place several months ago - I was trying to get a pickup scheduled and assumed once the lockdown ended they'd resume. No, covid is still stopping them - no matter what zip code I enter. But I can come drop it off at some place 30 miles away! Gee, thanks. But, I don't want to rent a pick up truck. I have 5 wardrobe boxes.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at November 24, 2021 03:32 PM (wAnMi)

225 Out...the devil made me do it.

In...the FBI made me do it.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at November 24, 2021 03:32 PM (tPUfk)

226 202 The only local donation station for me is the Goodwill. and they have gotten real picky about what can and cannot be dropped off, which is probablyk a good idea. But it sure creates a backup.
Posted by: Diogenes at November 24, 2021 03:26 PM (axyOa)
--------------

It's as if there are no poor people. ... or
Poor people are so well subsidized that usable goods that the poor would once be glad to own are now trash.

Posted by: Braenyard at November 24, 2021 03:32 PM (aurj9)

227 I think I need to get fully toxxed after work. With booster shots.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 24, 2021 03:32 PM (Bmy3R)

228 What Tammy said, for me. Mostly older clothes I have to give away, but I will talk directly with local SA before giving them anything. To include asking them about their nat'l leadership's very troubling embrace of RACISM.

Posted by: rhomboid at November 24, 2021 03:32 PM (OTzUX)

229 David Brooks is so worthless, I'd love for him to be under oath and let us know the last Republican he voted for.

Our side has this problem where perfect is the enemy of the good. And the media is able to convince cucks that THIS Republican is beyond the pale.

Posted by: Blago at November 24, 2021 03:32 PM (8RdDn)

230 OT- A friend just posted a bio to a WWII soldier named Joseph Beyrle. He was a paratrooper who was caught by the Axis powers and tried escaping numerous times. At some point, he was presumed KIA and had a burial back stateside. After one successful escape, he made his way to the Russian troop lines, where he serviced Russian tanks. He was even injured by Luftwaffe attacks on the Russian army. He was eventually transferred to the U.S. embassy in Moscow, and eventually (after confirming his identity, because they thought he was dead after all) brought home. He married his stateside sweetheart, and the priest at the wedding was the one who conducted his funeral two years earlier.

It's quite a fascinating story. I don't know how to get this to one of the Overnight thread COBs, because a man like this deserves more attention and recognition.

Happy Thanksgiving to you all.

Posted by: Virginia SoCon at November 24, 2021 03:33 PM (a/dOO)

231 So the message is black people can trespass with impunity, and if anyone says anything, off to prison you go.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at November 24, 2021 03:33 PM (OalnH)

232 Wow... Santa Cruz county just ordered everyone to wear masks INDOORS, even in your own home, if there is anyone there who does not live there.

Madness.

Posted by: Romeo13 at November 24, 2021 03:33 PM (oHd/0)

233 Can we haz Chick-fil-A now since the Salvation Army is the debil?

NO.

I'll darken the door of a CfA the day I wash the feet of black people as Dan Cathy commanded me to. As in, never. Fk them. With a pineapple, sideways.
Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 24, 2021 03:30 PM (Bmy3R)


What did chick fil a do? I know some morons are pissed at them - it's never been an issue for me because I've never laid eyes on one except far, far away. And fast food is usually not high on my list unless I'm on the road and starving.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at November 24, 2021 03:33 PM (wAnMi)

234 osted by: Guy Smiley at November 24, 2021 03:30 PM (Bmy3R)

So you're telling me if you're in church during this particular event, and someone in your congregations is black, you wouldn't wash their feet?

Seriously?!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 24, 2021 03:34 PM (KrMCC)

235 Take all your stuff to the homeless encampment areas and just dump it out. Maybe they'll take it. No organization wants less than perfect or needing some repair clothes anymore.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at November 24, 2021 03:34 PM (7bRMQ)

236 Well, he was invited to Mar-a-Largo, the summer White House.
Posted by: redridinghood at November 24, 2021 01:50 PM (NpAcC)

Trump is the Summer President.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at November 24, 2021 03:35 PM (44ww/)

237 Is there a link to something other than a tweet from a screen cap of a Central Nova News Reports article?

Christianity being institutionally racist?

This doesn't smell right.

Posted by: Furious George at November 24, 2021 03:35 PM (9vQJW)

238 Didn't SA do something post 9/11 to piss people off? Maybe that was Red Cross. They're all the same, fucking grift operations with CEOs making mid 7 figures. If you can afford to pay your execs that much, you don't need my $2 donation.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at November 24, 2021 03:35 PM (OalnH)

239 236 osted by: Guy Smiley at November 24, 2021 03:30 PM (Bmy3R)

So you're telling me if you're in church during this particular event, and someone in your congregations is black, you wouldn't wash their feet?

Seriously?!
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 24, 2021 03:34 PM (KrMCC)

There's way more money in just lopping them off.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Sexual Racist. at November 24, 2021 03:35 PM (II3Gr)

240 David Brooks was going to be on the Pussies Podcast, but Michael and Michael decided he was too effete.

Meanwhile John Milius' daughter tore him a new asshole, so maybe he can talk to the pussies about that.

David Brooks is what the Jobs widow thinks a conservative should be.

Posted by: Josh Brolin's Blistered Taint at November 24, 2021 03:35 PM (G7H1z)

241 Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at November 24, 2021 03:32 PM (wAnMi)

So to ensure 5% more people will give you stuff, you will piss of about 50% of people who are tired of the BS.

Real good marketing stratergery there folks.

Posted by: Romeo13 at November 24, 2021 03:35 PM (oHd/0)

242 There are several small thrifts in my town of 100K.

Had to ferret them out but in little nooks here and there, there they are. Terms such as 'thrift store' _your town, will result in a yellow page listing.

Posted by: Braenyard at November 24, 2021 03:35 PM (aurj9)

243 So the message is black people can trespass with impunity, and if anyone says anything, off to prison you go.
Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at November 24, 2021 03:33 PM (OalnH)

And the other message is that if your tight little neighborhood is being plagued by marauders, you should shoot, shovel, and shut up.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 24, 2021 03:36 PM (P3gRi)

244 I supposed I've been "radicalized" be the left...in the sense that they've taken the country on a hard left tack and I want to set it back.

Of course Donald Trump ran and governed as a 1980s Dem candidate as president and that made him "extreme right".

Posted by: 18-1 at November 24, 2021 03:25 PM (ESjRY)

"Set back" is the wrong kind of phrasing to use, IMHO. It plays into the enemy's delusions of being an inevitable future, and us being agents of a despicable past.

We must be clear that we do not intend to set things back, but to set things *right*. America has never been perfect, and we have always acknowledged this. On the reverse of the Great Seal is another symbol - the Unfinished Pyramid.

We are a work in progress, and we must communicate our intent quite clearly, to continue this work, to continue setting things right, as we have since our founding. Our goal is not to return to some rose-tinted vision of the past, but to make those dreams of yesteryear, of a freer, more prosperous, more equal America into a reality.

To leave the errors of our past in the past, and carry the best of our nature and founding intent forward; to build the city on the hill.

Posted by: Cato, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at November 24, 2021 03:36 PM (Msrhc)

245 I will talk directly with local SA before giving them anything.

Posted by: rhomboid at November 24, 2021 03:32 PM (OTzUX)

I stopped giving to them.

Luckily I found a marvelous thrift store that funds its charitable works via sales, so they are getting my donatable stuff. The best part is the conversations I have with the director, who came late to Judaism and has the fire of the newly converted in him. He's also an out-and-proud conservative who understood exactly what I meant when I said that all Jews should own firearms!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 24, 2021 03:36 PM (Q9lwr)

246 I'd love for him to be under oath and let us know the last Republican he voted for.

The usual pattern - he supported Deep Stater George W. Bush (Brooks was a big supporter of the Iraq War), and hasn't supported a Republican Presidential candidate since.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at November 24, 2021 03:36 PM (I2/tG)

247 So gay people must have privacy in their own homes to have sex, but all of us are subject to invasion of privacy if we do t mask? California is so confusing.

Posted by: Goliad's Ghosts at November 24, 2021 03:36 PM (oWBc3)

248 The thing about these vapid tendentious political "analyses" is that they're so transparently stupid and untrue.

Posted by: rhomboid

Believe me, I hear it or read it all the time by people that should know better. Pretty soon, it will be clap for Stalin time and the first to stop gets a bullet. At the same time, the most dangerous thing to be during a time of immense popular dissatisfaction is to be the apologists for a tyrannical regime. Being the 'face' of the regime, the propagandists often fare far worse and have to flee for their lives or face the consequences when the regime falls.

So maybe Brooks' concern is for himself and not for the country as a whole.

Posted by: whig at November 24, 2021 03:36 PM (9hXN1)

249 The thing is is, that perhaps the greatest indictment of Brooks as a filty cocksuckr, and I am surprised that MH did not mentin this, is that he is an unabashed yoko ono fan and groupie.

Posted by: confederatefifth at November 24, 2021 03:37 PM (K3ZCc)

250 249 So gay people must have privacy in their own homes to have sex, but all of us are subject to invasion of privacy if we do t mask? California is so confusing.
Posted by: Goliad's Ghosts at November 24, 2021 03:36 PM (oWBc3)

__

If the po-po asks, say you were having gay sex without a mask.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at November 24, 2021 03:37 PM (OalnH)

251 Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at November 24, 2021 03:33 PM (OalnH)

No.

I am conflicted about the verdict, but I think the message is more like maybe you don't need to bring a gun to question someone about a non-violent crime on property that you do not own.



Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 24, 2021 03:37 PM (KrMCC)

252 It's as if there are no poor people. ... or
Poor people are so well subsidized that usable goods that the poor would once be glad to own are now trash.

Posted by: Braenyard at November 24, 2021 03:32 PM (aurj9)

Dingdingding!
There's the winner.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at November 24, 2021 03:38 PM (MFphb)

253 So you're telling me if you're in church during this particular event, and someone in your congregations is black, you wouldn't wash their feet?


That's not what he said and you know it. Stop it. You know better than that.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 24, 2021 03:38 PM (Bmy3R)

254 overnight, the maxim became "your body my choice" - because you don't have the right to harm me...
-----

Exactly.

In the case of abortion, the woman's bodily autonomy is the only issue, because her decision can't conceivably harm anybody else.

Whereas your choice not to get vaccinated could lead to you getting seriously ill and occupying a hospital bed, which could end up forcing me to have life-saving heart surgery performed in a back alley with a wire hanger. It's basically the unvaccinated murdering the vaccinated, is what it is.

Posted by: NPC Yard Sign at November 24, 2021 03:39 PM (sGnvY)

255 Though I'm not rich and don't have any rich couples as friends...I see a lot of unhappiness among the married couples I see around me in bluestate-istan as they hit middle age.

The wife doesn't get the tingles anymore, and being "good" liberal men the guy starts visiting the local, um, "Asian massage parlor"

And the two grow to be roommates at best...people that despise each other at worst. Living in a blue state now I see why these people hate EVERYONE.

Posted by: 18-1 at November 24, 2021 03:39 PM (ESjRY)

256 Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Sexual Racist. at November 24, 2021 03:35 PM (II3Gr)

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 24, 2021 03:39 PM (KrMCC)

257 they are getting off with an appeal since the judge fuckd them with his ruling

Posted by: confederatefifth at November 24, 2021 03:39 PM (K3ZCc)

258 The Salvation Army is persona non grata where I work because of that stupid 'lesbians are denied healthcare' or whatever bullshit it was.

I gave them $150 just last week, to spite the work Karens.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, load and make ready at November 24, 2021 03:39 PM (XvPQV)

259 IT certs - like everything else - is about money.

Vendors like MSFT make a ton of money from the cert business. Then there are all the companies that provide training for the certs. It's all one giant grift.


This is true. I've held several certs over the years, none of them got me a raise or a better job.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at November 24, 2021 03:39 PM (SchxB)

260 But everyone was charming! I hung around the bar watching football each night, saw old conservative friends, and met lots of new ones, and I enjoyed them all.

Maybe posers attending the "National Conservatives Conference" were not Conservative.

Send him an invite to the TxMoMe next year.

Feed him to the armadillos.

Posted by: Golfman at November 24, 2021 03:40 PM (hOMhY)

261 The credentialism goes deeper than just having a degree. In the IT world companies have for years required certification and years of use for simple jobs and for software that is brand new in the market. A lot of times it is used to push older workers out of the company and bring in H1B1 visa holders at a substantial lower pay rate.
Posted by: Rittenhouse Rye Whiskey Company at November 24, 2021 03:29 PM (KTaZ

I recall reading about a case a few months back where someone posted a job requiring 10 years experience in a particular programming language.

The guy who invented the language thought it was funny, applied, and was declined for lack of experience.

The language had only (at that point) existed for six years.

Posted by: Cato, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at November 24, 2021 03:40 PM (Msrhc)

262 50% of marriages end in divorce. I doubt that is limited to leftist couples. People get married for all sorts of wrong reasons and it's not limited to one political view.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at November 24, 2021 03:40 PM (OalnH)

263 260 The Salvation Army is persona non grata where I work because of that stupid 'lesbians are denied healthcare' or whatever bullshit it was.

I gave them $150 just last week, to spite the work Karens.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, load and make ready at November 24, 2021 03:39 PM (XvPQV)

Yeah, I'd see about getting that money back...

Posted by: Nova local at November 24, 2021 03:41 PM (exHjb)

264 Christianity being institutionally racist?This doesn't smell right.

One of the great successes of Christianity is spreading the idea of the brotherhood of man.

Prior to that most societies were organized on tribal or racial structure.

So...to call Christianity racist is...insane.

Posted by: 18-1 at November 24, 2021 03:41 PM (ESjRY)

265 And sometimes she's usually a bit big and or plain looking. Heroes must have hot wives!!!

Posted by: OrangeEnt

See Bezos for the counter example. You see something similar with wives because of hypergamy.

Posted by: whig at November 24, 2021 03:41 PM (9hXN1)

266 Feed him to the armadillos.

Those poor armadillos.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at November 24, 2021 03:41 PM (SchxB)

267 Vendors like MSFT make a ton of money from the cert business. Then there are all the companies that provide training for the certs. It's all one giant grift.

This is true. I've held several certs over the years, none of them got me a raise or a better job.
Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at November 24, 2021 03:39 PM (SchxB)

I had two certs that kept me employed for almost 10 years... MCSE plus Microsoft Certified Trainer.... LOL

Posted by: Romeo13 at November 24, 2021 03:41 PM (oHd/0)

268 This is true. I've held several certs over the years, none of them got me a raise or a better job.
Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at November 24, 2021 03:39 PM (SchxB)

The company I used to work for would give you a token raise if you got the cert, but it didn't really do anything for you otherwise.

As a result, few people were interested in chasing them, given the hassles.

Posted by: Cato, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at November 24, 2021 03:42 PM (Msrhc)

269 There are several small thrifts in my town of 100K.

Had to ferret them out but in little nooks here and there, there they are. Terms such as 'thrift store' _your town, will result in a yellow page listing.
Posted by: Braenyard

Also - seek out like minded small restaurant owners for charity. There's one near me. I slide her $500 or so a year (as do a few others). The place is in a shit end of town and she will not turn away a hungry person with no dough. Today she serves Thanksgiving to all, no charge.

She doesn't have much, so I'm happy to work much of my charity through her.

Posted by: Tonypete at November 24, 2021 03:42 PM (mD/uy)

270 But everyone was charming! I hung around the bar watching football each night, saw old conservative friends, and met lots of new ones, and I enjoyed them all.




in fairness, that is rufies for you

Posted by: confederatefifth at November 24, 2021 03:42 PM (K3ZCc)

271 Christianity being institutionally racist?
-----

Either that or Jesus was black. Give us a minute and we'll find an angle that works here.

Posted by: NPC Yard Sign at November 24, 2021 03:42 PM (sGnvY)

272 The thing is is, that perhaps the greatest indictment of Brooks as a filty cocksuckr, and I am surprised that MH did not mentin this, is that he is an unabashed yoko ono fan and groupie.

Posted by: confederatefifth at November 24, 2021 03:37 PM (K3ZCc)

That alone makes him worthy of a tire fire pyre.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at November 24, 2021 03:42 PM (VwHCD)

273 Wow... Santa Cruz county just ordered everyone to wear masks INDOORS, even in your own home, if there is anyone there who does not live there.

Madness.
Posted by: Romeo13 at November 24, 2021 03:33 PM (oHd/0)


I bet you could watch a dozen local news pieces on this, and not a one will mention your home is part of the mandate. The Karen's freaked when the mandate was lifted, but now the actual residents are voicing their disgust. The only place you'll find about the mandate being in your home is if you live in the area, or look at RT or DM for the real skinny. https://tinyurl.com/2bjyrtue

Just the start, they'll punish us all for even thinking about a Newsom recall.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at November 24, 2021 03:42 PM (wAnMi)

274 KR dodge the race bullet

had the three been black

lock up

Posted by: REDACTED at November 24, 2021 03:42 PM (us2H3)

275 50% of marriages end in divorce. I doubt that is limited to leftist couples. People get married for all sorts of wrong reasons and it's not limited to one political view.


that is not a fact that accounts for the serial divorce ers

Posted by: confederatefifth at November 24, 2021 03:43 PM (K3ZCc)

276 I just sent this to my local SA.

I can't tell you how disappointed I am to see that the SA has gone woke. I gave to you in the past, both in kettles and to your HQ, but that is now a thing of the past. It's a pity that you put virtue signaling above your mission. I'm white, so I guess it's not surprising that I'm an unreasonable bigot.

I hope it was worth it to you. It certainly won't be to those you're supposed to help.

Posted by: pep at November 24, 2021 03:43 PM (ZsR3z)

277 The company I used to work for would give you a token raise if you got the cert, but it didn't really do anything for you otherwise.

As a result, few people were interested in chasing them, given the hassles.


I look at people with a lot of certs and always have the same question. When did they have time to work?

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at November 24, 2021 03:43 PM (SchxB)

278 White flight just got cancelled

Posted by: REDACTED at November 24, 2021 03:43 PM (us2H3)

279
That alone makes him worthy of a tire fire pyre.
Posted by: B

Posted by: confederatefifth at November 24, 2021 03:43 PM (K3ZCc)

280 has he, rittenhouse signed with brc ?

Posted by: confederatefifth at November 24, 2021 03:44 PM (K3ZCc)

281 The Salvation Army is persona non grata where I work because of that stupid 'lesbians are denied healthcare' or whatever bullshit it was.

I gave them $150 just last week, to spite the work Karens.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, load and make ready at November 24, 2021 03:39 PM


I usually give them between $500 and $1000 per year. I have nothing to make a "sincere apology" for.
Fuck them.

Posted by: Chuck C at November 24, 2021 03:44 PM (EughT)

282 Beyrle was the only US soldier to get medals from both the US and the USSR in WWII (at the "working" level - senior officers got medals, including Eisenhower, one of three foreigners to get the Order of Victory, the highest and rarest Soviet WWII decoration).

Posted by: rhomboid at November 24, 2021 03:44 PM (OTzUX)

283 Remember peons, always wear your masks, even indoors or in the showers. You can't be too safe!

Posted by: Maskless LeBron James sucker punching other BBall players at November 24, 2021 03:44 PM (ESjRY)

284 Also - seek out like minded small restaurant owners for charity. There's one near me. I slide her $500 or so a year (as do a few others). The place is in a shit end of town and she will not turn away a hungry person with no dough. Today she serves Thanksgiving to all, no charge.

She doesn't have much, so I'm happy to work much of my charity through her.

Posted by: Tonypete at November 24, 2021 03:42 PM (mD/uy)

Thats exactly who you want to donate to.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at November 24, 2021 03:45 PM (VwHCD)

285 280 White flight just got cancelled
Posted by: REDACTED at November 24, 2021 03:43 PM (us2H3)

Cuz' nobody would wear masks.

Posted by: Roy at November 24, 2021 03:45 PM (Ti+Tv)

286 268 Feed him to the armadillos.

nah, just make him live with the dillers for a year

he will come out with leprosy

Posted by: REDACTED at November 24, 2021 03:45 PM (us2H3)

287 For the shizzles I looked up highest divorce rates by state.

#1 Arkansas
#2 Oklahoma
#3 Nevada (surprised that isn't #1)

Lowest
#1 California
#2 Wisconsin
#3 Massachusetts
#4 New Jersey

So yeah pretty much the exact opposite of what you said 18-1.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at November 24, 2021 03:45 PM (OalnH)

288 Also - seek out like minded small restaurant owners for charity. There's one near me. I slide her $500 or so a year (as do a few others). The place is in a shit end of town and she will not turn away a hungry person with no dough. Today she serves Thanksgiving to all, no charge.

She doesn't have much, so I'm happy to work much of my charity through her.
Posted by: Tonypete at November 24, 2021 03:42 PM (mD/uy)

My kids and I have done holiday pies for the homebound parishioners (Thanksgiving and Valentine's Day) the last 2 years - it's really nice to give back directly to those who need it or who just need their day made. We have done the allergy pies so those who can't have lactose, dairy, or nuts can still ask for one - a former deacon finally got to have a pie that way...

Posted by: Nova local at November 24, 2021 03:46 PM (exHjb)

289 >>>I am conflicted about the verdict, but I think the message is more like maybe you don't need to bring a gun to question someone about a non-violent crime on property that you do not own.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 24, 2021 03:37 PM (KrMCC)
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At what point in time did they call 911?

Posted by: Braenyard at November 24, 2021 03:46 PM (aurj9)

290 Cuz' nobody would wear masks.
Posted by: Roy at November 24, 2021 03:45 PM (Ti+Tv)

man, this guy gets it

*facepalm*

Posted by: REDACTED at November 24, 2021 03:46 PM (us2H3)

291 since it is just the way it works, , since they bowed, now salvatin army santas are going to be getting gang raped and robbed in broad daylight

Posted by: confederatefifth at November 24, 2021 03:46 PM (K3ZCc)

292 264 Posted by: Joe XiDen
Old stats, actually divorce rates are declining; perhaps bad economic times or the fact that less people are getting married in the first place. The old 5.2 per 1000 in 1980 is now only 2.9 per 1000 in 2020

It is a certain generation that married from 1960 to 1980 that has a tremendously elevated divorce rate compared to before and after it.

Posted by: whig at November 24, 2021 03:46 PM (9hXN1)

293 So yeah pretty much the exact opposite of what you said 18-1.

To be clear the people I know aren't divorced. They are banging people on the side and married in name only...but they aren't divorced.

Perhaps they handle that part differently in AK and OK?

Posted by: Maskless LeBron James sucker punching other BBall players at November 24, 2021 03:47 PM (ESjRY)

294 Texas Funds Comprehensive Forensic Audit of Four Largest Counties

Harris County had 916k votes for Handsy Uncle Joe.

I bet greater than 50k will be fake voters and fake registrations.

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 24, 2021 03:47 PM (yrol0)

295
Whereas your choice not to get vaccinated could lead to you getting seriously ill and occupying a hospital bed, which could end up forcing me to have life-saving heart surgery performed in a back alley with a wire hanger. It's basically the unvaccinated murdering the vaccinated, is what it is.
Posted by: NPC Yard Sign at November 24, 2021 03:39 PM (sGnvY)


Some prog on FB blubbered that her friend had congestive heart failure but couldn't get into the ER because it was full of people with COVID and her friend was going to die because of you anti-vaxxers.

I stopped myself, but I wanted to ask where her friend was located. Wherever it was, it would have been interesting to go to the health department of the county or look at the local news to see whether there were mountains of dead due to COVID there.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 24, 2021 03:47 PM (/U27+)

296 White flight just got cancelled

Haven't watched USA Network for years anyways.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at November 24, 2021 03:47 PM (SchxB)

297 One of the things the SA does here is a twist on the "pick a child's name from the Christmas tree" thing. They do it for old folks in nursing homes.

Call me a bad Conservative, but I don't see how me making up care packages and them delivering it to the local nursing home benefits the woke SA directly.

As I said, I won't give the national association any more money ( it's my mother's favorite charity, because for several years, the only thing they ever got for Christmas during her childhood was from the SA) but I'll be damned if I quit adopting old folks locally because of the asinine leaders.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 24, 2021 03:47 PM (KrMCC)

298 Here's a link to the SA's training materials:

https://tinyurl.com/2j9huv47

I was hoping this would be a false alarm, but the first two "sessions" are the full CRT program, with some Christian boilerplate at the beginning and end.

Posted by: Geronimo Stilton at November 24, 2021 03:48 PM (sGnvY)

299 So yeah pretty much the exact opposite of what you said 18-1.
Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at November 24, 2021 03:45 PM (OalnH)
--------------

Could the cost of divorce influence those stats?

Posted by: Braenyard at November 24, 2021 03:48 PM (aurj9)

300 White flight just got cancelled

Haven't watched USA Network for years anyways.
Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at November 24, 2021 03:47 PM (SchxB)

That was NIGHT Flight, Night Flight...

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, load and make ready at November 24, 2021 03:48 PM (XvPQV)

301 In Calif can a person legally walk up to a Salvation Army bucket and take a leak into it? Asking for a friend.

Posted by: Frank Luntz at November 24, 2021 03:48 PM (DiVy8)

302 Perhaps they handle that part differently in AK and OK?
Posted by: Maskless LeBron James sucker punching other BBall players at November 24, 2021 03:47 PM (ESjRY)

In AK, they just put the unwanted spouse on an ice floe.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 24, 2021 03:48 PM (P3gRi)

303 Lowest
#1 California
#2 Wisconsin
#3 Massachusetts
#4 New Jersey

So yeah pretty much the exact opposite of what you said 18-1.
Posted by: Jo


or, is it that nobody in those big urban cities ever gets married? they have baby daddies and mommys instead?

Posted by: confederatefifth at November 24, 2021 03:49 PM (K3ZCc)

304 That was NIGHT Flight, Night Flight...

I said I hadn't watched it in years.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at November 24, 2021 03:49 PM (SchxB)

305 Dr. Fauci on booster shots: "We believe" boosters "will likely" give you the highest level of protection yet.

He believes in Tinkerbell too!

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 24, 2021 03:49 PM (yrol0)

306 See Bezos for the counter example. You see something similar with wives because of hypergamy.

Posted by: whig at November 24, 2021 03:41 PM (9hXN1)

Well, sometimes money pays for a lot of ooogly....

Posted by: OrangeEnt at November 24, 2021 03:49 PM (7bRMQ)

307 Some prog on FB blubbered that her friend had congestive heart failure but couldn't get into the ER because it was full of people with COVID and her friend was going to die because of you anti-vaxxers.

The left: Let's fire 30% of the health care workers because they won't get the clot shot. F*ck them!

Also the left: OMGAWARD there aren't enough health care workers to do my rhinoplasty, uhh...my heart surgery because of the COVIDS!!!! ELEVENTY!!!

Posted by: 18-1 at November 24, 2021 03:49 PM (ESjRY)

308 Notice the emphasis on which college people attended.

Posted by: Ostral B Heretic at November 24, 2021 03:07
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Caught that.

Posted by: olddog in mo at November 24, 2021 03:49 PM (Wmlmm)

309 I remember Night Flight, I would start watching it at about 11, tell myself I was gonna watch for 30 minutes and go to bed - and suddenly it was 2 am and I'm still glued to the set. Damn, I oved that show.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 24, 2021 03:49 PM (trdmm)

310 He believes in Tinkerbell too!
Posted by: rhennigantx

Please clap!

Posted by: Tonypete at November 24, 2021 03:50 PM (mD/uy)

311 "299 One of the things the SA does here is a twist on the "pick a child's name from the Christmas tree" thing. They do it for old folks in nursing homes.

Call me a bad Conservative, but I don't see how me making up care packages and them delivering it to the local nursing home benefits the woke SA directly."

You can probably do that directly by calling the homes, or indirectly through your local Church and bypass SA entirely...

Posted by: Nova local at November 24, 2021 03:50 PM (exHjb)

312 White flight just got cancelled
Posted by: REDACTED at November 24, 2021 03:43 PM


Bad weather in Atlanta?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at November 24, 2021 03:50 PM (m+jkK)

313 Is there a link to something other than a tweet from a screen cap of a Central Nova News Reports article?

Christianity being institutionally racist?

This doesn't smell right.
Posted by: Furious George at November 24, 2021 03:35 PM (9vQJW)


Here you go. You have to scroll down to get to the Let's Talk About Racism download link. I don't feel like reading the whole thing, myself.
https://is.gd/ZN1ETP

Posted by: Jordan61 at November 24, 2021 03:50 PM (Ez6QX)

314 What an intentionally obtuse a$$hole. It certainly is a puzzlement on what actions the Democrat Party and other assorted Communists that would "radicalize" the over-50 crowd and the Gen-Z kids. It certainly is a shocker that politicians might see an under-served constituency and decide to woo them.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at November 24, 2021 03:51 PM (pJWtt)

315 I want to live in the US because it's a country where the poor people are fat.

Posted by: Immigration candidate from India at November 24, 2021 03:51 PM (jYQlA)

316 so it is interesting to see the nom de hq MH during daylight

thought maybe he would burst into flames if the sunlight hit him.

Posted by: confederatefifth at November 24, 2021 03:51 PM (K3ZCc)

317 Next kettle-rattler I see, I'm telling them "The Salvation Army called me a racist. Sorry not sorry. To quote Willy Wonka: YOU GET NOTHING!"
Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 24, 2021 03:18 PM (Bmy3R)


The problem is that the people ringing bells are usually people trying to dig out of drug and alcohol addiction, and this is an actual job they can get hired to do. No one listens to them, they have no voice and they have no contact with decision makers.
Please just leave them alone.

Posted by: Kindltot at November 24, 2021 03:51 PM (P9T5R)

318 Had a nap, still on this thread?

Posted by: Skip at November 24, 2021 03:52 PM (2JoB8)

319 Lowest
#1 California
#2 Wisconsin
#3 Massachusetts
#4 New Jersey

So yeah pretty much the exact opposite of what you said 18-1.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at November 24, 2021 03:45 PM (OalnH)

I have, how you say, a lot of clients there.

Posted by: The Paolo at November 24, 2021 03:52 PM (7bRMQ)

320 318 so it is interesting to see the nom de hq MH during daylight

thought maybe he would burst into flames if the sunlight hit him.
Posted by: confederatefifth at November 24, 2021 03:51 PM (K3ZCc)

There is no sunlight in Mom's basement.

Posted by: Romeo13 at November 24, 2021 03:52 PM (oHd/0)

321 291 >>>I am conflicted about the verdict, but I think the message is more like maybe you don't need to bring a gun to question someone about a non-violent crime on property that you do not own.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 24, 2021 03:37 PM (KrMCC)
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At what point in time did they call 911?
Posted by: Braenyard at November 24, 2021 03:46 PM (aurj9)

Arbery Verdict: I'm only surprised that so many people are surprised - the facts of this case are radically different than in the Rittenhouse trial. In the Rittenhouse trial, his attackers chased him down and Kyle tried to get away, only shooting when he had no choice. In this trial, these three chased the dead man down and shot him.. They claimed they were making a citizens arrest, but clearly the Jury didn't buy it.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 24, 2021 03:52 PM (trdmm)

322 ever hear the 911 call from the shot while ACTUALLY JOGGING victim in Buckhead

that's the response

Posted by: REDACTED at November 24, 2021 03:53 PM (us2H3)

323
There is no sunlight in Mom's basement.
Posted by: R


but there is qdpsteve chained nakd to a radiator under a cold shower

Posted by: confederatefifth at November 24, 2021 03:53 PM (K3ZCc)

324 Salvation Army gone woke too? Unbelievable. I thought they would be able to stand against this tidal wave of evil, but they've fallen like all the others. We're going to have to face this naked and alone, with no help but God.

Posted by: Dr. Mabusette at November 24, 2021 03:54 PM (UIre9)

325 Color-blindness is often dangerous because while we may not claim to see color, we don't address the race-based stereotypes of beauty, fame and intelligence which often support a supremacist ideology.

Posted by: The Fucking Salvation Army at November 24, 2021 03:54 PM (sGnvY)

326 325
There is no sunlight in Mom's basement.
Posted by: R


Ain't no sunshine when she's gone

Posted by: Bill Withers at November 24, 2021 03:54 PM (PiwSw)

327 So looking over at the census data on marriage/divorce they have entries for 2009/2019.

Looking at the 2009 data the red states have much higher marriage rates then the blue ones. Looking at the 2019 data it is only marginally higher and...that's because they've had a higher divorce rate and are therefore "catching up"

Which is interesting. So I guess the blue state couples I see hating each other are what passes for a successful marriage around here?

Posted by: 18-1 at November 24, 2021 03:54 PM (ESjRY)

328 or, is it that nobody in those big urban cities ever gets married? they have baby daddies and mommys instead?
Posted by: confederatefifth at November 24, 2021 03:49 PM (K3ZCc)

^this

When Cali leads in stats....

Posted by: Golfman at November 24, 2021 03:54 PM (hOMhY)

329 Divorce statistics by state are nonsense - they mean nothing when most of the population never bothers getting married.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 24, 2021 03:54 PM (trdmm)

330 They claimed they were making a citizens arrest, but clearly the Jury didn't buy it.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 24, 2021 03:52 PM (trdmm)

In WA, it is lawful to use deadly force against a fleeing felon, subject to the statutory requirements. It would not be smart to test this out in WA.

Posted by: flounder at November 24, 2021 03:55 PM (SH2Zi)

331 out - old saint nick

in - tranny santy

Posted by: confederatefifth at November 24, 2021 03:55 PM (K3ZCc)

332 For folks wanting to play with divorce numbers, a divorce lawyer firm ironically has some good statistical views of it.

Link goes to the Hive Law Firm website
https://tinyurl.com/et3feds3

Posted by: whig at November 24, 2021 03:55 PM (9hXN1)

333 In this trial, these three chased the dead man down and shot him.. They claimed they were making a citizens arrest, but clearly the Jury didn't buy it.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 24, 2021 03:52 PM (trdmm)

Thye didn't chases him down to shoot him. They tried to apprehend him, and he ran around the truck, and grabbed the barrel of the one dude's shotgun.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 24, 2021 03:56 PM (P3gRi)

334 He wears the titles like name tags at work but removes them before attending his next party on the Upper West Side.
Posted by: JackStraw at November 24, 2021 03:15 PM (ZLI7S)
~~~~~

For the record, I grew up on the Upper West Side long before Jerry Seinfeld made it fashionable.

Posted by: IrishEi at November 24, 2021 03:56 PM (7b2L9)

335 They claimed they were making a citizens arrest, but clearly the Jury didn't buy it.

Posted by: T



there is that thing about ow the judge fuckd the defendants right before it went to jury by reinterpreting the statute, instead of doing so at the beginning of the trial

Posted by: confederatefifth at November 24, 2021 03:56 PM (K3ZCc)

336 In WA, it is lawful to use deadly force against a fleeing felon, subject to the statutory requirements. It would not be smart to test this out in WA.
Posted by: flounder at November 24, 2021 03:55 PM (SH2Zi)

He was not a fleeing "Felon"

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 24, 2021 03:56 PM (Irn0L)

337 He was not a fleeing "Felon"

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 24, 2021 03:56 PM (Irn0L)

I know. Just illustrating the point: Just because you can do something "lawful," it does not make it a good idea.

Posted by: flounder at November 24, 2021 03:57 PM (SH2Zi)

338 I know. Just illustrating the point: Just because you can do something "lawful," it does not make it a good idea.
Posted by:

in fairness, just because something is unlawful does not mean it is not a good idea either

Posted by: confederatefifth at November 24, 2021 03:58 PM (K3ZCc)

339 but there is qdpsteve chained nakd to a radiator under a cold shower

You've got some pretty twisted sexual fantasies.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at November 24, 2021 03:58 PM (SchxB)

340 "What were you expecting, child rapists hitting you with a skateboard, a "smurf" with blue hair and 49 piercings, confused by how many genders there are? "

He lives his life on Twitter. And this describes 99.999% of the screamers on Twitter.

Posted by: G. Gnome will not comply at November 24, 2021 03:59 PM (OQcPl)

341 Rebecca > The Grapes of Wrath

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, holy crap, John Ford made a lot of movies in the 1930s at November 24, 2021 03:59 PM (3EWns)

342 Semi related: More and more lies from Loudon County about the rapes.

https://bit.ly/3HRj2Tf

Old and busted: Readin' 'Ritin' and 'Rithmetic

New and shiny: Perverting children, Protecting perverts, and Perverting children (They like perverting children.)

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at November 24, 2021 03:59 PM (FVME7)

343 I know. Just illustrating the point: Just because you can do something "lawful," it does not make it a good idea.
Posted by: flounder at November 24, 2021 03:57 PM (SH2Zi)

Also notable, ever since most of the sodomy laws have been rescinded.

Posted by: Roy at November 24, 2021 03:59 PM (Ti+Tv)

344 It doesn't matter if Brooks was ever a conservative or not. Conservatives are incapable of conserving anything. Heck, they can't even conserve girls' bathrooms.

So, whatever happens at a conservative conference, it might be mildly interesting, but it is not on the path of turning the culture around.

Posted by: Fal Phil at November 24, 2021 03:59 PM (gZejh)

345 Dr. Fauci on booster shots: "We believe" boosters "will likely" give you the highest level of protection yet.
He believes in Tinkerbell too!
Posted by: rhennigantx at November 24, 2021 03:49 PM (yrol0)


He believes that Covid had nothing to do with the Wuhan Institute of Virology, and that it has nothing to do with the gain of function research he was funding there.

Posted by: Kindltot at November 24, 2021 03:59 PM (P9T5R)

346 You've got some pretty twisted sexual fantasies.
Posted by: B



you have missed some of the interactins that qdp has had with the cobs

Posted by: confederatefifth at November 24, 2021 03:59 PM (K3ZCc)

347 How did Arbery get from his 'hood to the neighborhood he was casing?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 24, 2021 04:00 PM (P3gRi)

348 In WA, it is lawful to use deadly force against a fleeing felon, subject to the statutory requirements. It would not be smart to test this out in WA.
Posted by: flounder at November 24, 2021 03:55 PM (SH2Zi)

Don't know about WA's statute, but the problem with Georgia's Citizen Arrest Statute (badly written and now repealed) is that it appears to require someone to actually witness the alleged felony personally in order to pursue and/or use force. This trio did not see Arbery doing anything; someone called them on the phone and told them they thought he had done something. Jury apparently that was not enough of an excuse to justify their subsequent actions.

Also, remeber the issue of Provocation in the Rittenhouse trial? Kyle was able to prove that he *never* did anything to provoke his attackers. However, in the Arbery case, the trio of defendants created the entire situation and went out of their way to provoke a confrontation - I think that more than anything else is why they're headed for very long prison terms.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 24, 2021 04:00 PM (trdmm)

349 The problem is that the people ringing bells are usually people trying to dig out of drug and alcohol addiction, and this is an actual job they can get hired to do. No one listens to them, they have no voice and they have no contact with decision makers.
Please just leave them alone.
Posted by: Kindltot at November 24, 2021 03:51 PM (P9T5R)
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There are negative things about the Salvation Army

HOWEVER, they do take druggies and other abused people in and provide shelter, counseling and help them improve themselves. They must stay clean while there.

They also help them transition into the real world.

Posted by: Braenyard at November 24, 2021 04:00 PM (aurj9)

350 Well, sometimes money pays for a lot of ooogly....

Posted by: OrangeEnt

For elites, as always, a lot of about spousal choice is what their particular strata of society finds acceptable until they do not care about it anymore probably because their social position is set for life. Thus, Liz Taylor found her a blue collar guy for one of her later marriages and so on.

Males and females, have different mating strategies which can affect who they choose obviously.

Posted by: whig at November 24, 2021 04:00 PM (9hXN1)

351 Just because you can do something "lawful," it does not make it a good idea.

I've had an argument along these lines with many liberals over the years - that something is a bad idea, but still should be legal.

Their argument is essentially why should the government allow you to do something bad for you. And it gets interesting if you point out things like gay anonymous sex or drug use is bad for you they...just deny it.

Posted by: 18-1 at November 24, 2021 04:00 PM (ESjRY)

352 I know. Just illustrating the point: Just because you can do something "lawful," it does not make it a good idea.
Posted by:



rittenhouse

Posted by: confederatefifth at November 24, 2021 04:00 PM (K3ZCc)

353 Plenty of time to turn the culture around after it augers in.

Posted by: klaftern at November 24, 2021 04:01 PM (taPSh)

354 347 How did Arbery get from his 'hood to the neighborhood he was casing?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 24, 2021 04:00 PM (P3gRi)

As Perry Mason might say, immaterial and irrelevant to the case.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 24, 2021 04:01 PM (trdmm)

355 "What were you expecting, child rapists hitting you with a skateboard, a "smurf" with blue hair and 49 piercings, confused by how many genders there are?"

-
Sumbitch brought a skatsboard to a gun fight.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at November 24, 2021 04:01 PM (FVME7)

356 How did Arbery get from his 'hood to the neighborhood he was casing?
Posted by: Al



do you mean that day or when his ancestors were sold into slavery by his other ancestors and brought here as slaves

Posted by: confederatefifth at November 24, 2021 04:02 PM (K3ZCc)

357 Males and females, have different mating strategies which can affect who they choose obviously.

And this is something very important to discuss with any younger relatives you end up talking with about life and love.

You'd be amazed how many of them have been told this isn't true.

Posted by: 18-1 at November 24, 2021 04:02 PM (ESjRY)

358 To some degree brooks is right. There is no organized left. They know what the general direction is, and push. There is no plan per say "You, get a job at Salvation Army, work your way to the executive suite and make them go woke". They just know to push that direction wherever they land out of college.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 24, 2021 04:02 PM (9HRiP)

359 Brooks needs to apply more suck to his skills of self-fellatio. He's got the swallowing down due to the hours of practice adoring Barrack Soweto Odildo.

Posted by: H8 Marxist Rat and Rino Rat Bastards at November 24, 2021 04:02 PM (5DfsO)

360 Hey...remember when Hollywood made a new version of Robin Hood that was antifa friendly and it bombed horribly?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, holy crap, John Ford made a lot of movies in the 1930s at November 24, 2021 04:02 PM (3EWns)

361 it's not woke, it has turned heretical, not a new notion, if one focuses on racial distinctions, it betrays the Word of God,

Posted by: no 6 at November 24, 2021 04:03 PM (hMlTh)

362 - I think that more than anything else is why they're headed for very long prison terms.
Posted by: Tom Servo at November 24, 2021 04:00 PM (trdmm)
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Video of them chasing him down with a pick up didn't help. Looked like a crew rabbit hunting.

Posted by: Braenyard at November 24, 2021 04:03 PM (aurj9)

363 you have missed some of the interactins that qdp has had with the cobs

You missed that you left a straight line laying out in the open. I just happened to be the one to pick it up and use it.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at November 24, 2021 04:03 PM (SchxB)

364 I wonder where Garland's call for FBI monitoring of angry parents at school board meeting falls on Brook's radar.

Posted by: mrp at November 24, 2021 04:03 PM (6eRlp)

365 There are negative things about the Salvation Army

HOWEVER, they do take druggies and other abused people in and provide shelter, counseling and help them improve themselves. They must stay clean while there.


That won't continue much longer. When an organization gives away its essential motivating characteristic, the results will not remain the same. Watch, and you'll see their "emphasis" starting to change. Instead of helping down and outs to get and stay clean, the siren song of transforming people through wokeness will begin to lure them away from that old-fashioned cause. And the only reason they were successful at helping drug and alcohol addicts was their faith in God. Now that that's trickling away, their effectiveness will too. Let the dead bury the dead, and don't waste time on them anymore.

Posted by: Dr. Mabusette at November 24, 2021 04:03 PM (UIre9)

366 at least Ahmaud wont become the next Brooks

cause he was damn sure on the fast track

Posted by: REDACTED at November 24, 2021 04:04 PM (us2H3)

367 They just know to push that direction wherever they land out of college.

We've had 60 years of every committed leftist in any org pushing it left, and every normie just trying to do their job. And...what we see now is the natural outcome of that activity on both sides.

Posted by: 18-1 at November 24, 2021 04:04 PM (ESjRY)

368 You missed that you left a straight line laying out in the open. I just happened to be the one to pick it up and use it.
Posted by: B


you must be new here? there was no straight line there and none that you availd yourseld of, there was no phrasing or similar there

but have fun

Posted by: confederatefifth at November 24, 2021 04:04 PM (K3ZCc)

369 360 Hey...remember when Hollywood made a new version of Robin Hood that was antifa friendly and it bombed horribly?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, holy crap, John Ford made a lot of movies in the 1930s at November 24, 2021 04:02 PM (3EWns)

No, thankfully

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, load and make ready at November 24, 2021 04:04 PM (XvPQV)

370 NOOD

Inflation

Posted by: Doof at November 24, 2021 04:04 PM (mZUr4)

371 Males and females, have different mating strategies which can affect who they choose obviously.

Posted by: whig at November 24, 2021 04:00 PM (9hXN1)

Men: T&A Women: Wallet

Posted by: The Paolo at November 24, 2021 04:05 PM (7bRMQ)

372 360 Hey...remember when Hollywood made a new version of Robin Hood that was antifa friendly and it bombed horribly?
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Robin Hood, like Jesse James, stole from the conquerers and returned it to the conquered.

Posted by: Puddin Head at November 24, 2021 04:05 PM (OTXUv)

373 369 360 Hey...remember when Hollywood made a new version of Robin Hood that was antifa friendly and it bombed horribly?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, holy crap, John Ford made a lot of movies in the 1930s at November 24, 2021 04:02 PM (3EWns)

No, thankfully
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, load and make ready at November 24, 2021 04:04 PM (XvPQV)

========

It came to TubiTV, so I checked it out. Bleh. Nothing worth getting angry about, but the financial failure tickled me still.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, holy crap, John Ford made a lot of movies in the 1930s at November 24, 2021 04:05 PM (3EWns)

374 Thye didn't chases him down to shoot him. They tried to apprehend him, and he ran around the truck, and grabbed the barrel of the one dude's shotgun.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 24, 2021 03:56 PM (P3gRi)

It's the issue of Provocation, just like came up in the Rittenhouse trial. If they jury decided that they provoked the confrontation that led to the fatal moment, then their self defense claim is nullified and they are guilty of murder.

You can't bait someone into attacking you and then claim you had to kill them because they attacked you. Now Arbery had anger issues, and was stupid - so he's dead, and these three get to spend most of the rest of their lives in prison.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 24, 2021 04:05 PM (trdmm)

375 so it is interesting to see the nom de hq MH during daylight

thought maybe he would burst into flames if the sunlight hit him.
Posted by: confederatefifth at November 24, 2021 03:51 PM (K3ZCc)

he sparkles...

Posted by: carlos mencia at November 24, 2021 04:06 PM (8D42x)

376 Don't know about WA's statute,


Posted by: Tom Servo at November 24, 2021 04:00 PM (trdmm)

Touchstone is aiding an officer, where you are basically acting as a proxy. I still don't think that I would, even if all other circumstances were met. Not my circus, not my clowns.

Posted by: flounder at November 24, 2021 04:06 PM (SH2Zi)

377 It's the issue of Provocation, just like came up in the Rittenhouse trial. If they jury decided that they provoked the confrontation that led to the fatal moment, then their self defense claim is nullified and they are guilty of murder.

You can't bait someone into attacking you and then claim you had to kill them because they attacked you. Now Arbery had anger issues, and was stupid - so he's dead, and these three get to spend most of the rest of their lives in prison.
Posted by: T


That is not what happened and not how it works either

Posted by: confederatefifth at November 24, 2021 04:06 PM (K3ZCc)

378 As Perry Mason might say, immaterial and irrelevant to the case.
Posted by: Tom Servo at November 24, 2021 04:01 PM (trdmm)

No, I would say it's not. If he was on foot, with no prospect of cathing a ride, they could have simply followed him along, while keeping the 911 operator in the loop. And if he boarded a bus, they tell 911 which bus, and what route. But if he had a car stashed on the periphery, he could have made a clean getaway. I would say the cowboys were trying to do the right thing, but it went sideways when Arbery turned on them.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 24, 2021 04:06 PM (P3gRi)

379 I remember this ditty from my grade school days (sorry, can't supply the tune but you should figure it out)

Salvation Army!
Put a nickel in the cup,
buy another drunk a drink
Salvation Ar-ar-my!

Posted by: Gref at November 24, 2021 04:06 PM (AMIL/)

380 Wherever it was, it would have been interesting to go to the health department of the county or look at the local news to see whether there were mountains of dead due to COVID there.

Currently, about 10% of the hospital beds and 15% of the ICU beds in Oregon are occupied by patients that have Covid.

No matter - the unvaccinated are killing people who can't get hospital care, by "flooding the hospitals" with Covid patients.

Oregon's policy of deliberately limiting the number of hospital beds (to save costs) has nothing to do with it.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at November 24, 2021 04:08 PM (I2/tG)

381 Tom,
One of the most common reasons for overturning a verdict for a new trial is judge's instructions. Given the statute itself can be read in two different ways--one favoring the defense and one favoring the prosecution, it is a matter of judicial interpretation which interpretation is proper. The caselaw itself is muddled as it was a very old statute but Georgia precedent forbids using a living statutory interpretation method but instead bases its rulings on original intent and what the legislature intended.

There was also the problem that the Prosecutor told the jury the wrong burden of proof in closing and the judge apparently did not issue any corrective instructions. That alone could be considered a fatal error. After sentencing, the defendants will get their appeal and we will see in a year or two about the results of that appeal.

The jury verdict itself can be understood in the cautionary language of don't go looking for confrontation. In Texas, a guy relied on his mistaken understanding of stand your ground doctrine by videotaping his encounter with neighbors playing loud music and irritating him repeatedly. He was convicted.

Posted by: whig at November 24, 2021 04:08 PM (9hXN1)

382 There are negative things about the Salvation Army

HOWEVER, they do take druggies and other abused people in and provide shelter, counseling and help them improve themselves. They must stay clean while there.

They also help them transition into the real world.
Posted by: Braenyard at November 24, 2021 04:00 PM (aurj9)


I almost always give to the bell ringers, and *always* have something nice to say to them. My concern is what happens if the woke works its way down. Are they going to start quotas? No, too many white guys this month, can't help you? It's disturbing AF when the clowns at the top suddenly lose the plot. They can undo the good it's taken over a century to build. They're already hated by the left, do they think this is going to help them? Because it ain't.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at November 24, 2021 04:09 PM (wAnMi)

383 That is not what happened and not how it works either
Posted by: confederatefifth at November 24, 2021 04:06 PM (K3ZCc)

I would point out that the Jury just said "yes, this is how it works."

Branca thinks they have grounds to appeal, but I doubt it will be successful.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 24, 2021 04:09 PM (trdmm)

384 I would point out that the Jury just said "yes, this is how it works."

Branca thinks they have grounds to appeal, but I doubt it will be successful.
Posted by: T


you have misunderstood morE things than I thought

Posted by: confederatefifth at November 24, 2021 04:12 PM (K3ZCc)

385 Posted by: Tom Servo at November 24, 2021 04:05 PM (trdmm),


They looked like rabbit hunters to me.

Posted by: Braenyard at November 24, 2021 04:12 PM (aurj9)

386 It came to TubiTV, so I checked it out. Bleh. Nothing worth getting angry about, but the financial failure tickled me still.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, holy crap, John Ford made a lot of movies in the 1930s at November 24, 2021 04:05 PM (3EWns)


I love the streaming services that show either the IMDB score, or rotten tomatoes/metacritic ratings. Except, when they don't. That's always a warning sign - ESPECIALLY when it's a movie on IMDB! Hmm, IMDB isn't even giving their own score on a movie they're streaming? Then I make a bet with myself the over/under, and check it. Usually, it's a 2.3 or thereabouts. I honestly had no idea there were so many terrible movies coming out of hollywood, some with big names.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at November 24, 2021 04:12 PM (wAnMi)

387 It came to TubiTV, so I checked it out. Bleh. Nothing worth getting angry about, but the financial failure tickled me still.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, holy crap, John Ford made a lot of movies in the 1930s at November 24, 2021 04:05 PM (3EWns)

I do have increasingly mixed feelings about V for Vendetta. I went from disliking it to thinking 'maybe V has a point'

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, load and make ready at November 24, 2021 04:14 PM (XvPQV)

388 They looked like rabbit hunters to me.

Posted by: Braenyard at November 24, 2021 04:12 PM (aurj9)

Duck hunters

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, load and make ready at November 24, 2021 04:14 PM (XvPQV)

389
you have misunderstood morE things than I thought
Posted by: confederatefifth at November 24, 2021 04:12 PM (K3ZCc)

just don't adopt those three as role models for your personal actions.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 24, 2021 04:15 PM (trdmm)

390 What did chick fil a do?

Went out of their way to support BLM publicly

HOWEVER, they do take druggies and other abused people in and provide shelter, counseling and help them improve themselves. They must stay clean while there.

Expect that to change with their new, woke leadership.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 24, 2021 04:16 PM (KZzsI)

391 387 I do have increasingly mixed feelings about V for Vendetta. I went from disliking it to thinking 'maybe V has a point'
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, load and make ready at November 24, 2021 04:14 PM (XvPQV)

==========

I have always felt like V had a point. Governments should be afraid of its people.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, holy crap, John Ford made a lot of movies in the 1930s at November 24, 2021 04:17 PM (3EWns)

392
Let's watch as my friend Jim Fowler enters the dangerous lair of the Modern Conservative, colloquially known as a "hotel lounge".

Posted by: Zombie Marlon Perkins at November 24, 2021 04:17 PM (n+4am)

393 Posted by: Nova local at November 24, 2021 03:50 PM (exHjb)

The local churches do it in person. It embarrasses me to give the gifts directly, I can't explain it, but there is just something about it that makes me uncomfortable. I prefer to do it anonymously.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 24, 2021 04:17 PM (KrMCC)

394 378 As Perry Mason might say, immaterial and irrelevant to the case.
Posted by: Tom Servo

BTW, that is an example of media distortion, back in the day, it was understood that they were two different objections at the time.

Immaterial objections have been folded into relevance objections in most jurisdictions.

Immaterial meant that the evidence provided was not material to deciding the questions of fact in the case. So a prior conviction for fraud was not material as to whether the defendant committed murder (and yes I know character evidence rules apply now).

Relevance was simply why should the jury or anyone care about the testimony provided as in time wasting (such as the witness's belief that Cadillacs were better than Lincolns where the case involved Chevrolets and Buicks.

Posted by: whig at November 24, 2021 04:18 PM (9hXN1)

395 Meanwhile Wikipedia discusses whether or not to delete the article on deaths by communist regimes:

https://tinyurl.com/w6vbuuzf

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 24, 2021 04:18 PM (KZzsI)

396 What did chick fil a do?


They quit supporting the Salvation Army

Posted by: rickb223 at November 24, 2021 04:19 PM (OCTRt)

397 "Salvation Army wants white donors to offer a "sincere apology" for their racism."

1:23 PM - Nov 24, 2021 - https://bit.ly/3CLY0Sl
Posted by: Clyde Shelton

Salvation Army just lost any money from me.
Posted by: rickb223 at November 24, 2021 03:14 PM (OCTRt)

I ended up going to the Salvation Army ISJC website (https://www.salvationarmy.org/isjc/think).

The good news is that they don't seem to be explicitly asking Whites to apologize for their racism, and certainly doesn't say that Christianity is institutionally racist. What they do seem to say is that the Church had some racist practices in the past, and that the Church has to work toward social justice. The bad news is that the ISJC has completely bought into Wokeism, and the book White Fragility is on their recommended list. They also embrace Jim Wallis, who is at the vanguard of the leftist evangelical movement.

It's a shame. I gave to them when Chick-Fil-A went Woke, only to see that they have as well.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at November 24, 2021 04:20 PM (/E/BW)

398 More/less the same for 99% of "pundits", but how in the wide wide world of sports does anyone listen to or care about the musings of an idiot like Brooks? He brings zero substance, all social signaling and bigotry and smugness and ignorance and sloganeering.

After his "creased pants" episode in 2008, it is quadruply inexplicable that he is taken seriously at any level, from any quarter. An actual event indistinguishable from parody.
Posted by: rhomboid at November 24, 2021 03:16 PM (OTzUX)

He isn't.

And like Goldberg and Krystol and that ilk, that is what is galling. They get their dosh because they tout that they can guide conservatism into safe channels, and it is dangerous for it to be known that they can't.

Posted by: Oldcat at November 24, 2021 04:21 PM (eoQWY)

399 What they do seem to say is that the Church had some racist practices in the past, and that the Church has to work toward social justice.

They're buying into collective and racial guilt bullshit and its wrong no matter how they try to shape it. Whatever someone did is not my fault or mine to apologize for. Whatever a group I belong to did before I was even a part of it is not mine to apologize for or feel guilt for.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 24, 2021 04:22 PM (KZzsI)

400 Meanwhile Wikipedia discusses whether or not to delete the article on deaths by communist regimes:

https://tinyurl.com/w6vbuuzf
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 24, 2021 04:18 PM (KZzsI)

Pravdapedia here we come...or are.

Orwell knew it in the 30s with the editing of the past.

Posted by: Oldcat at November 24, 2021 04:23 PM (eoQWY)

401 David Brooks, The New Wife, and Paolo show how happy they are together.

https://tinyurl.com/ThePaolo

Posted by: Loki at November 24, 2021 04:24 PM (ZW1rs)

402 I almost always give to the bell ringers, and *always* have something nice to say to them. My concern is what happens if the woke works its way down. Are they going to start quotas? No, too many white guys this month, can't help you? It's disturbing AF when the clowns at the top suddenly lose the plot. They can undo the good it's taken over a century to build. They're already hated by the left, do they think this is going to help them? Because it ain't.
Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at November 24, 2021 04:09 PM (wAnMi)

When it works its way down, they won't have bell ringers anymore. No leftist wants to do that.

Posted by: Oldcat at November 24, 2021 04:25 PM (eoQWY)

403 I wonder where Garland's call for FBI monitoring of angry parents at school board meeting falls on Brook's radar.
Posted by: mrp at November 24, 2021 04:03 PM (6eRlp)

absolutely nowhere unless his masters tell him otherwise.

Posted by: Oldcat at November 24, 2021 04:26 PM (eoQWY)

404 399 What they do seem to say is that the Church had some racist practices in the past, and that the Church has to work toward social justice.

They're buying into collective and racial guilt bullshit and its wrong no matter how they try to shape it. Whatever someone did is not my fault or mine to apologize for. Whatever a group I belong to did before I was even a part of it is not mine to apologize for or feel guilt for.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 24, 2021 04:22 PM (KZzsI)

Your phrasing of this issue reminded me of something. Today, all mainstream Christians completely reject the concept of Jewish collective guilt for killing Jesus Christ as heretical, anti-Semitic, and just plain stupidly wrong. If that's the case, why is the Church taking this collective guilt upon itself now?

Posted by: Darrell Harris at November 24, 2021 04:28 PM (/E/BW)

405 Yet a few months ago the left decided they wanted everyone to get the clot shot. They didn't want to bother convincing people it was in their interest - instead overnight, the maxim became "your body my choice" - because you don't have the right to harm me...even if that harm is completely theoretical.

And I'm expect to...just accept this as normal politics?
Posted by: 18-1 at November 24, 2021 03:30 PM (ESjRY)

Once you start to deny reality and cover it up with verbisms, there are no barriers left at all any more.

Posted by: Oldcat at November 24, 2021 04:32 PM (eoQWY)

406 They quit supporting the Salvation Army

Hey rick, if you don't care about what is going on or want to be involved in boycotting something, that's fine. But why mock people who see a problem and are angry enough to act on it?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 24, 2021 04:43 PM (KZzsI)

407 What do expect from a guy that eye-f***s Obama's trouser crease?

Posted by: FatAlbert at November 24, 2021 06:04 PM (KWbVO)

408 Its amazing the number of people who whore themselves out. I bet he gives green stamps.

Posted by: Harry at November 24, 2021 07:12 PM (EcD5Y)

409 Are we sure David Brooks wrote that, because I'm 100% certain Amanda Milius murdered him, split his asshole wide open, and pulled it over his head last week.... it was a glorious tweet thread that makes that site almost bearable.

Posted by: Rbastid at November 24, 2021 10:12 PM (B6QP7)

410 Why would the child rapist and Mr. Brooks not get along after all they are both jews?

Posted by: Borzoi Respector at November 25, 2021 08:58 AM (tjieG)

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