How Do You Win? Never Back Down. Never Apologize. Never Explain.
How Do You Lose? Back Down. Apologize. Explain.

The vicious, partisan, mendacious left has been merrily destroying its political opponents for years using the same simple playbook. And it is a testament to the stupidity and lack of real-world perspective on the part of its enemies that the techniques still work.

And the current "cancel culture" makes it even easier for them, because they don't even have to do any of the work! Their useful idiots in academia are more than willing to speed the destruction of a civil, egalitarian society.

Fordham University professor fired after mixing up names of two black students

In what world is a simple mistake more than a five-second social exchange? Don't get me wrong...the professor deserved what he got because he is a feckless coward who bowed to the mob, even though it hadn't even come for him yet! The reality is that the left has the media and academia so well trained that they hunt out targets...even themselves...in service to an out-of-control cult of virtue signalling that demands ever more perfect behavior according to their psychotic standards.

And those standards are unknowable, because the goal is not to hold everyone to some objective set of behaviors (no matter how insane they are), but to drag down the target into the muck of racial and class distinctions whose goal has been obvious for 100 years: the destruction of Western Culture and the imposition of world socialism.

Sounds tin-foil-hattish. But what other explanation makes more sense?

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1 Whoa

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at December 12, 2021 12:00 PM (Do5/p)

2 Fire Old White Guy, get your name on a parking space.

Posted by: klaftern at December 12, 2021 12:01 PM (taPSh)

3 to drag down the target into the muck of racial and class distinctions whose goal has been obvious for 100 years: the destruction of Western Culture and the imposition of world socialism.

Sounds tin-foil-hattish. But what other explanation makes more sense?


Go back to everyone accused of being a "conspiracy theorist" in my lifetime (born 1976) and they probably have a good track record of ending up correct. As opposed to all the predictions of the globull warming crowd, who have a batting avg of .000. So count me as one who puts more faith in those wearing tinfoil hats than those wearing "expert" hats.

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

4 The goal posts keep moving. I prefer not to play.

Posted by: Infidel at December 12, 2021 12:06 PM (qpolg)

5 Afternoon.

Posted by: Robert at December 12, 2021 12:07 PM (YhOq5)

6 You are correct. But the college kids, for the most part, are just dupes of the real haters--the professors, the politicians, everyone who is getting paid by our various rivals. That's the way it was when I was a dopey college kid, and it took a few decades to realize the truth.

Posted by: pj at December 12, 2021 12:34 PM (G1dq6)

7 As I've said. Art Bell and George Noory need a second look.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at December 12, 2021 12:35 PM (Fs5vw)

8 Meanwhile, Dave Chappelle LOLGFs the haters and gets more comedy deals. There really is an argument to be made that many of the SJWs' targets have it coming on account of being almost as much of a pack of worthless crybabies as the cancel mob.

Posted by: CppThis at December 12, 2021 12:35 PM (UewuT)

9 My usual response to REEEE! mistakes,

fark ya if you can't a joke

Posted by: Bruce at December 12, 2021 12:35 PM (vd8XM)

10 Had the prof been a POC, he'd have survived the mistake.

Posted by: CN...FJB at December 12, 2021 12:36 PM (ONvIw)

11 Go back to everyone accused of being a "conspiracy theorist" in my lifetime (born 1976) and they probably have a good track record of ending up correct. As opposed to all the predictions of the globull warming crowd, who have a batting avg of .000. So count me as one who puts more faith in those wearing tinfoil hats than those wearing "expert" hats.
Posted by: Clyde Shelton at December 12, 2021 12:03 PM (Do5/p)

This is depressingly true. Cutting out the stuff like aliens (though we do know the government has been less than honest about UFOs), we live in a world where the FBI and CIA have been shown to be institutionally corrupt, the government has been shown to have conducted unethical medical experiments, shadowy NGOs have unseemly power over the government, corporations trade money for favoritism, and the management of a pandemic has been twisted up for political and possibly eugenic purposes.

The tinfoil hat brigade may not be batting 1000, but they were at least in the ballpark. Whether you're talking foreign policy, economics, pandemic policy, environment, etc. there's something that's almost universal these days - the credentialed experts are full of shit.

Posted by: Cato, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at December 12, 2021 12:36 PM (Msrhc)

12 Love is never having to say you're sorry.

Posted by: Gamera at December 12, 2021 12:36 PM (Tnijr)

13 6 You are correct. But the college kids, for the most part, are just dupes of the real haters--the professors, the politicians, everyone who is getting paid by our various rivals. That's the way it was when I was a dopey college kid, and it took a few decades to realize the truth.
Posted by: pj at December 12, 2021 12:34 PM (G1dq6)

College kids are willing participants, adolescents who want to "fit in". No pity for them but less for the profs.

Posted by: CN...FJB at December 12, 2021 12:37 PM (ONvIw)

14 Let me guess- Lemonjello and Orangejello?

Posted by: Muldoon at December 12, 2021 12:38 PM (m45I2)

15 My mother never could have taught at Fordham. She got me and my brother's names mixed up all the time.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 12, 2021 12:38 PM (r2Iho)

16 So was one of the names something like Ke'jha or Kamala?

Posted by: Eromero at December 12, 2021 12:39 PM (0OP+5)

17 My mother never could have taught at Fordham. She got me and my brother's names mixed up all the time.
Posted by: BurtTC

Pop usually had to go through the list... sometimes with a sister or two's names...

Posted by: MkY at December 12, 2021 12:39 PM (Foq6I)

18 Sounds tin-foil-hattish.

Those hats have gone out of fashion. In 2021, anything is possible.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at December 12, 2021 12:39 PM (Xrfse)

19 Insert *Twilight Zone intro*

Posted by: Infidel at December 12, 2021 12:40 PM (qpolg)

20 that advice didn't work out for qsteve

Posted by: chango butt at December 12, 2021 12:40 PM (oSX/P)

21 It has reached a point where every hill is a hill to die on.

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 12, 2021 12:40 PM (eGTCV)

22 The left plays a game of kafkatrapping. They build a "heads I win, tails you lose" box where any response or no response means you're guilty.

The only thing you can even try to do to defend yourself is to reject the premise entirely. You have to attack the box from outside the box, you can't let them put you in it.

Posted by: Cato, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at December 12, 2021 12:40 PM (Msrhc)

23 DonTavius and Don'Tavious.

Posted by: BignJames at December 12, 2021 12:40 PM (AwYPR)

24 Sheesh. I call my kids by each other's names all the time. I tell them they're lucky we don't have a dog.

Posted by: bluebell at December 12, 2021 12:41 PM (wyw4S)

25 Going over some of the big ones in my lifetime...

Echelon was a conspiracy theory, until Ed Snowden proved that it wasn't.
Aristocratic pedophile clubs were a conspiracy theory, until Jeffrey Epstein proved that it wasn't.
Government-made plagues as catalyst for totalitarian oligarchy (the basic plot line of Deus Ex) was a conspiracy theory, until NIH statements and various public health czars proved that it wasn't.
Rogue intelligence agencies sabotaging the US from within for fun and profit was a conspiracy theory, until RussiaRussiaRussia proved that it wasn't.

Posted by: CppThis at December 12, 2021 12:41 PM (UewuT)

26 14 Let me guess- Lemonjello and Orangejello?
Posted by: Muldoon at December 12, 2021 12:38 PM (m45I2)

I used to work with a guy whose name wasn't THAT close to mine, but we were both white. So the black folk would often call me by his name, and I assume, him by mine.

Granted, both our names were four letters, ending in a hard T sound, so I can understand how that might be hard for some people to pronounce correctly.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 12, 2021 12:41 PM (r2Iho)

27 I'm beginning to think we'll never learn. That is, we may have hit the wall with the psychological-emotional capabilities of modern man.

Posted by: Ordinary American at December 12, 2021 12:42 PM (H8QX8)

28 I remember reading "Burmese Days" by Eric Blair when the natives rioted and surrounded the English Club where all the local English spent their happy hours.

As the natives threw rocks and hurled insults at the assembled Limeys huddled inside, one of the broads screamed and mentioned "How do we escape?!".

The leader, Mr. Mcgregor?, strolled out onto the porch of the club to face the rioters and told the rest of the Limeys "It is fatal not to face them. It is the only thing they understand, never show fear and never back down" or something to that effect.

Same goes for our "savages" when they riot, hurl insults, etc.

Never apologize or give in. Tell them to go fuck themselves with both middle fingers held high.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 12, 2021 12:42 PM (R/m4+)

29 I tell them they're lucky we don't have a dog.

Posted by: bluebell at December 12, 2021 12:41 PM (wyw4S)

My father called me by our dog's name on several occasions.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 12, 2021 12:42 PM (Q9lwr)

30 So wait a second here. A professor who teaches Composition writes a 9-page e-mail?

I guess Conciseness is covered next semester...?

Posted by: Muldoon at December 12, 2021 12:42 PM (m45I2)

31 well why dismiss alien seed pods, how else to explain this insanity and the complacency against the destruction of cities, the elmination of gender, the abolition of our constitution,

Posted by: no 6 at December 12, 2021 12:42 PM (hMlTh)

32 I always get Treyjarian Hondara Smith and Hondara Treyjarian Smith mixed up.

Posted by: A hapless and jobless educater at December 12, 2021 12:43 PM (Tnijr)

33 The best part of the story is how the professor cited his social justice creds and self-flagellated himself, all to no avail. Once again proof that everyone ends up against the wall sooner or later when the Left has power.

Posted by: Citizen Cake at December 12, 2021 12:43 PM (HmZuC)

34 Those damned Lutherans.

Posted by: Limejello at December 12, 2021 12:43 PM (Xrfse)

35 So he confused Jane with Joan? I kill me.

Posted by: Goliad's Ghosts at December 12, 2021 12:43 PM (oWBc3)

36 My father called me by our dog's name on several occasions.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 12, 2021 12:42 PM (Q9lwr)

I mixed up our kids names all the time.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 12, 2021 12:43 PM (Irn0L)

37 Hey Sport! Sparky! Fucko! Yah, you. Pay attention.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at December 12, 2021 12:43 PM (BPuaD)

38 Sheesh. I call my kids by each other's names all the time. I tell them they're lucky we don't have a dog.
Posted by: bluebell at December 12, 2021 12:41 PM (wyw4S)

My cats actually have names, but I never use them. There's the fat one, the young one, the old one, and the female one.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 12, 2021 12:43 PM (r2Iho)

39 My father called me by our dog's name on several occasions.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 12, 2021 12:42 PM (Q9lwr)
--------

My mom would do that occasionally. It just shows why you shouldn't name a dog with a person name.

Posted by: bluebell at December 12, 2021 12:44 PM (wyw4S)

40 My father called me by our dog's name on several occasions.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 12, 2021 12:42 PM (Q9lwr)

Fido?

Posted by: BignJames at December 12, 2021 12:44 PM (AwYPR)

41 There are two traditionally men's colleges in The Bronx. I went to the Catholic one. The other is Fordham.

(Not counting the state and federal maritime schools).

Posted by: Fox2! at December 12, 2021 12:44 PM (qyH+l)

42 'It's Levi Oh'Sa.'

Posted by: Eromero at December 12, 2021 12:44 PM (0OP+5)

43 My father called me by our dog's name on several occasions.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo


*******

Snoopy'sDildo?

Posted by: Muldoon at December 12, 2021 12:45 PM (m45I2)

44 If this weren't so pathetic, I'd be laughing my ass off.
At the local university where i used to teach i had a cohort of Chinese students come in on a program with the business school. They all adopted "American" names (Jack, Bob, Mary, etc) because no one could remember, mush less pronounce, their actual names. I tried but no luck. They appreciated the effort though.

Posted by: Diogenes at December 12, 2021 12:45 PM (axyOa)

45 The left plays a game of kafkatrapping. They build a "heads I win, tails you lose" box where any response or no response means you're guilty.

The only thing you can even try to do to defend yourself is to reject the premise entirely. You have to attack the box from outside the box, you can't let them put you in it.
Posted by: Cato, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at December 12, 2021 12:40 PM (Msrhc)


This is a big reason I miss Rush. He never fell for the trap. He was always several steps ahead.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at December 12, 2021 12:45 PM (Fs5vw)

46 My grandfather would consistently call me by my dad's and uncle's names before he got to mine.

Posted by: Citizen Cake at December 12, 2021 12:45 PM (HmZuC)

47 My kids called me "He" on many occasions. As in " But he said i could" LOL

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 12, 2021 12:45 PM (Irn0L)

48 It's a good thing he didn't misgender or deadname them. Oh, you'd better believe that's a paddlin'.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at December 12, 2021 12:46 PM (PiwSw)

49 Herd mentality.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 12, 2021 12:46 PM (KNw+7)

50 So wait a second here. A professor who teaches Composition writes a 9-page e-mail?
I guess Conciseness is covered next semester...?
Posted by: Muldoon at December 12, 2021 12:42 PM (m45I2)


Most self confessions of crimes against current acceptable opinion tend to be wordy to both be complete and to try to be exact so as not inadvertently create new crimes. I suspect it was extra long because he also had to put in preferred pronouns and a statement of diversity and inclusivity

Posted by: Kindltot at December 12, 2021 12:46 PM (ZMraq)

51 4th day of class, second time the two 1st year students strolled in late(missed roll call)
An old wise man once said..."If I don't remember your name? It's just because YOU have never done anything memorable"
Now it is HIM being made out as the Bad Guy.
(I was given a failing grade in an STNA course, where I had never scored less than a 96% because I was 8 minutes late to ONE class...on an Ice Storm day where city schools were canceled, I had to go home for my chainsaw to cut my way through the downed trees to get out of my neighborhood, After filing an appeal the asst Dean told me that the instructor had NEVER passed a male student in the three years she taught there...the appeal board still shot mine down)

Posted by: Birddog at December 12, 2021 12:46 PM (uAI4S)

52 My cats actually have names, but I never use them. There's the fat one, the young one, the old one, and the female one.
Posted by: BurtTC at December 12, 2021 12:43 PM (r2Iho)

When I was a kid we had two cats with actual names that were never used. It was always the White Cat (who wasn't entirely white) and the Gray Cat (who was only a little gray and mostly brown).

Posted by: Robert at December 12, 2021 12:47 PM (MRry8)

53 Going over some of the big ones in my lifetime...

Posted by: CppThis at December 12, 2021 12:41 PM (UewuT)

Why, next you'll be saying the Eff Bee Eye plans and executes so-called right wing coup/assassination operations.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 12, 2021 12:47 PM (r2Iho)

54 I've called my dog by my late wife's name one or two times.

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 12, 2021 12:47 PM (eGTCV)

55 My father called me by our dog's name on several occasions.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 12, 2021 12:42 PM
He called you Snoopy?

Posted by: Eromero at December 12, 2021 12:48 PM (0OP+5)

56 My father called me by our dog's name on several occasions.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo

*******

Snoopy'sDildo?
Posted by: Muldoon at December 12, 2021 12:45 PM (m45I2)

LittleRedRocket.

Posted by: Robert at December 12, 2021 12:48 PM (p3BqY)

57 Rejecting the false premises and framework is such an obvious thing, it's so elemental it didn't even used to be "a thing" of any kind, just common sense SOP.

When I was in a position to counsel some high-profile types that their real job, in the environment of the time (similar to now but not yet quite as idiotic), was 97% to dismantle the false framework, lies, and distortions underlying the "questions" they would be getting. Rule of thumb (depending on situation and quality of questioners) was that most or even all of the time would be spent dismantling the nonsense of the questioners.

When the info environment is dominated by lies and myths, that is the first step. Getting "your message" out is pointless if you haven't first set some basics straight.

The craven, and stupid, behavior of things like this Fordham academic, I have no words for, it's a different universe.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 12, 2021 12:48 PM (OTzUX)

58 Just don't call me #LateForDinner.

Posted by: Limejello at December 12, 2021 12:49 PM (Xrfse)

59 As the youngest of seven boys, for many years I thought my name was FergusMichaelLiamLannyRobbiePatrick ...SEAMUS!!

Posted by: Muldoon at December 12, 2021 12:49 PM (m45I2)

60 Yes.

Scroom.

Posted by: creeper at December 12, 2021 12:49 PM (cTCuP)

61 What kind of idiot leaves a solid, profitable job at Fox to jump on board the sinking raft at CNN??

The only possible motivation I could come up with is he was told by the new owners that he would be kept on as a semi-competent reporter.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 12, 2021 12:49 PM (KZzsI)

62 get a cadre of close friends and snurl at everyone else

easy to do in the Berkshires

much harder down south

Posted by: REDACTED at December 12, 2021 12:49 PM (us2H3)

63 College kids are willing participants, adolescents who want to "fit in". No pity for them but less for the profs.
Posted by: CN...FJB at December 12, 2021 12:37 PM (ONvIw)

Through Hollywood and policy, they have engineered the culture to produce alienation and confusion. When they get to college, they are then steered into identity groups to (aside from the designated scapegoat group) shower them with love, affection, and acceptance and provide direction to them.

It's just like how cults and extreme fringe groups target people. They look for isolated people, tell them they're really special and that the world has wronged them. The difference is that they've engineered this type of isolation on a massive scale.

Posted by: Cato, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at December 12, 2021 12:49 PM (Msrhc)

64 I have no sympathy for the fordam professor, he sounds like a left wing asshole anyway

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 12, 2021 12:50 PM (Irn0L)

65 ...and the Gray Cat (who was only a little gray and mostly brown).
Posted by: Robert at December 12, 2021 12:47 PM (MRry

That's rayciss.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 12, 2021 12:50 PM (r2Iho)

66 now Rush did fall for the whole st floyd thing, maybe out of pity or maybe he was just exhausted fighting the current for 32 years,

Posted by: no 6 at December 12, 2021 12:50 PM (hMlTh)

67 Isn't Chris Wallace in his 70s? Why hasn't he been told of the virtues of going away?

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 12, 2021 12:50 PM (eGTCV)

68 Never Give Up! Never Surrender!

Posted by: banana Dream, nerd at December 12, 2021 12:50 PM (8Vz2u)

69 "We were not actually that upset about him mixing up our names. It was more so the random things he would throw into the response," student Chantal Sims, the other classmate involved in the incident, said to The Observer.

Yeah, there's someone you want to hire in a critical role.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 12, 2021 12:50 PM (1t5dY)

70 61 What kind of idiot leaves a solid, profitable job at Fox to jump on board the sinking raft at CNN??


He is NYC born and bred

ergo, he is the most clever and the most intelligent

it's what they are fed 24/7

Posted by: REDACTED at December 12, 2021 12:51 PM (us2H3)

71 Isn't Chris Wallace in his 70s? Why hasn't he been told of the virtues of going away?
Posted by: Northernlurker at December 12, 2021 12:50 PM (eGTCV)

Yoos want me to have a final word with him?

Posted by: G-D at December 12, 2021 12:51 PM (Irn0L)

72 Serious, you guys. I never called a human 'Shithead,' only animals.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at December 12, 2021 12:51 PM (BPuaD)

73 For years, I thought my name was damnit or I'm getting the spoon!

Posted by: Infidel at December 12, 2021 12:51 PM (qpolg)

74 now let's turn our sights on Geraldo

Posted by: REDACTED at December 12, 2021 12:51 PM (us2H3)

75 Sock off

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 12, 2021 12:51 PM (Irn0L)

76 That's rayciss.
Posted by: BurtTC at December 12, 2021 12:50 PM (r2Iho)

Maybe it was and she took offense? It would explain why she was such an asshole.

Posted by: Robert at December 12, 2021 12:52 PM (XOpJ0)

77 As the youngest of seven boys, for many years I thought my name was FergusMichaelLiamLannyRobbiePatrick ...SEAMUS!!
Posted by: Muldoon at December 12, 2021 12:49 PM (m45I2)

I'm beginning to understand why George Foreman named all of his sons "George."

Posted by: BurtTC at December 12, 2021 12:52 PM (r2Iho)

78
Geez, when I'm trying to reprimand one of the guys it comes out, "Finn, Dan, Val, hey you, dog!"

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 12, 2021 12:52 PM (/U27+)

79 67 Isn't Chris Wallace in his 70s? Why hasn't he been told of the virtues of going away?
Posted by: Northernlurker at December 12, 2021 12:50 PM (eGTCV)

Won't his age cohort start getting mandatory suicide pods soon enough anyway?

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Sexual Racist. at December 12, 2021 12:52 PM (II3Gr)

80 71 Isn't Chris Wallace in his 70s? Why hasn't he been told of the virtues of going away?
Posted by: Northernlurker at December 12, 2021 12:50 PM (eGTCV)

Yoos want me to have a final word with him?
Posted by: G-D at December 12, 2021 12:51 PM (Irn0L)

If you would, sir.

Whatever happened to the usage of sirrah?

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 12, 2021 12:52 PM (eGTCV)

81
It's just like how cults and extreme fringe groups target people. They look for isolated people, tell them they're really special and that the world has wronged them. The difference is that they've engineered this type of isolation on a massive scale.
Posted by: Cato, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at December 12, 2021 12:49 PM (Msrhc)


The problem is that with really alienated people with years of abuse do not actually believe the cult recruiters either

Posted by: Kindltot at December 12, 2021 12:52 PM (ZMraq)

82 As the youngest of seven boys, for many years I thought my name was FergusMichaelLiamLannyRobbiePatrick ...SEAMUS!!
Posted by: Muldoon at December 12, 2021 12:49 PM (m45I2)


Youngest of four.
My older sister would stutter a bit if she got pissed.
She babysat me a lot.
D...D...D...D...Digenes!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at December 12, 2021 12:52 PM (axyOa)

83 That's rayciss.
Posted by: BurtTC at December 12, 2021 12:50 PM (r2Iho)

Maybe it was and she took offense? It would explain why she was such an asshole.
Posted by: Robert at December 12, 2021 12:52 PM (XOpJ0)

Nah, all cats are assholes. I'm looking at my sweet baby boy right now, and I call him that. He's still an asshole.

If you suddenly see a post like "a[9ihupiasdbhfoudci0hbcuy9-ahep98yhrlh0[9uheb[jihab" from me, that's him, typing with his feet.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 12, 2021 12:53 PM (r2Iho)

84 'Don't call me Little Bastard, call me Snake.'

Posted by: Eromero at December 12, 2021 12:53 PM (0OP+5)

85 this is the syme moment for the professor, after winston smith's colleague, who was caught in an inadvertent rhymet by his consomol kid, or pioneros, they call them spies,

but he unlike weinstein, or weiss seems to have learned no lesson from this,

Posted by: no 6 at December 12, 2021 12:54 PM (hMlTh)

86 Again race is the first thought of any interaction between races. He fked up a name so race must be the reason.
I h8 Marxists

Posted by: Skip at December 12, 2021 12:54 PM (2JoB8)

87 The misguided youth in our community need an outlet for their energy and frustrations. That is why I and our Community Action Committee are proposing that we spend $40 million dollars on new Pickleball courts. This plan will cost taxpayers $0 and generate millions of dollars of income for local stores and restaurants and revenue to our fair city thru increased sales tax income.

Posted by: Your average Democrat Mayor at December 12, 2021 12:54 PM (Tnijr)

88 28 I remember reading "Burmese Days" by Eric Blair when the natives rioted and surrounded the English Club where all the local English spent their happy hours.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 12, 2021 12:42 PM (R/m4+)

Great book.

Posted by: Ordinary American at December 12, 2021 12:54 PM (H8QX8)

89 They appreciated the effort though.
Posted by: Diogenes


******

I can envision you calling them to come up front and give their presentations:

"Okay, Wu's up first... Wu?"

Posted by: Muldoon at December 12, 2021 12:54 PM (m45I2)

90 CBD,
Just wanted to thank you for last night's music thread. It was interesting to see the huge variety of tastes among the Horde. And it was worth reading over 500 comments to learb about Vaughan Williams' mass in G Minor which is exquisite.

Posted by: JTB at December 12, 2021 12:55 PM (7EjX1)

91 My spouse solved the name problem years ago when he started volunteer teaching - since he was teaching for free and didn't have the time to prep classes and learn a bunch of kids' names, he just called all the kids "you". I used to think that was rude, since this predated by a few years the "choose your pronouns" movement...now, I think it's genius. All the kids are still "you" and no one complains.

Posted by: Nova local at December 12, 2021 12:55 PM (exHjb)

92 when I was kid visiting my Dad, I was sure name was

"MARTINI, NOW !!!"

Posted by: REDACTED at December 12, 2021 12:55 PM (us2H3)

93 My mom wouldn't call me a series of names but, when she got excited, she would speak Low German to me even though I didn't speak it well.
I did understand it better than I let on.

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 12, 2021 12:55 PM (eGTCV)

94 >>> 'Don't call me Little Bastard, call me Snake.'
Posted by: Eromero at December 12, 2021 12:53 PM (0OP+5)


Ok

Posted by: Paula Abdul at December 12, 2021 12:55 PM (8Vz2u)

95 The article about the Fordham perfesser is interesting, apparently the kid didn't make a big deal about it but instead the perfesser went on a self flagellating jag apologizing to such a degree that the administration got wind of it and canned him.

If you going to apologize to that degree about not being a racist, to paraphrase Jeff Foxworthy, you may be a racist.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at December 12, 2021 12:56 PM (TO6k5)

96 >>> Isn't Chris Wallace in his 70s? Why hasn't he been told of the virtues of going away?

Nancy Pelosi thinks he is a young stallion.

Posted by: fluffy at December 12, 2021 12:56 PM (UnQlg)

97 Yeah I'm the youngest so I got called by all my brother's names more than once.

Accidentally misnaming someone doesn't even register as an annoyance unless you do it consistently or with a really insulting name like "Joe Biden"

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 12, 2021 12:56 PM (KZzsI)

98 If you going to apologize to that degree about not being a racist, to paraphrase Jeff Foxworthy, you may be a racist.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at December 12, 2021 12:56 PM (TO6k5)

BINGO...or a left wing woke dope

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 12, 2021 12:56 PM (Irn0L)

99 8 Meanwhile, Dave Chappelle LOLGFs the haters and gets more comedy deals. There really is an argument to be made that many of the SJWs' targets have it coming on account of being almost as much of a pack of worthless crybabies as the cancel mob.

Posted by: CppThis
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Right. They only get away with it when they are allowed.

Posted by: Braenyard didn't change his name at December 12, 2021 12:57 PM (m+yM6)

100 the instructor had NEVER passed a male student in the three years she taught there...the appeal board still shot mine down)
Posted by: Birddog at December 12, 2021 12:46 PM (uAI4S)

***
That's BS!
I'm the nicest guy in the world but i would have made it my mission to make that profs life miserable for the rest of my time there.

Posted by: Diogenes at December 12, 2021 12:57 PM (axyOa)

101 My little girl cat is named Bertha. I also call her Miss Kitty. She's almost 20 years old and has become deaf as a nail and has become quite loud. So she's now known as Shuddup.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at December 12, 2021 12:57 PM (Fs5vw)

102 Geez, when I'm trying to reprimand one of the guys it comes out, "Finn, Dan, Val, hey you, dog!"
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 12, 2021 12:52 PM (/U27+)

We're all named after biblical characters, so we were never sure whether my mom was calling us, or reading Matthew 1-17.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 12, 2021 12:57 PM (r2Iho)

103 My step-mom called me by my step siblings' names at times. I liked it, it made me feel like part of her family

Posted by: Kindltot at December 12, 2021 12:57 PM (ZMraq)

104 I'm beginning to understand why George Foreman named all of his sons "George."
Posted by: BurtTC at December 12, 2021 12:52 PM (r2Iho)

Maybe he distinguishes them using subtle inflections?

https://youtu.be/SA7EJJv1oWg

Posted by: Robert at December 12, 2021 12:58 PM (cXcsx)

105 As I get older, I realize that John Wayne was right on sooooo many things.

Never apologize Mr., it's a sign of weakness.

I won't be wronged. I won't be insulted. I won't be laid a-hand on. I don't do these things to other people, and I require the same from them.

OH, and some Womenz to require a spanking... /kidding, sort of... or... not...

Posted by: Romeo13 at December 12, 2021 12:58 PM (oHd/0)

106 Really racist people tend to apologize in advance, like Bill Burr says. "I don't hate [insert ethnic group here] but...."

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 12, 2021 12:58 PM (KZzsI)

107 My wife called me by her first husband's name once or twice. Fortunately it did not happen in intimate moments.

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 12, 2021 12:59 PM (eGTCV)

108 Cato's cult analogy is a good one, but it's not so much that they are getting recruited into a cult as it is that they were born into a cult and never knew anything else. Think about it like this: a kid living on a remote Pacific island doesn't know much about the world because he's a kid, but all the local authority figures tell him that the tribe wears coconut headphones because someday John Frum will return bearing gifts. He grows up and dutifully wears those coconut headphones because that's the world he knows.

Posted by: CppThis at December 12, 2021 12:59 PM (UewuT)

109 OH, and some Womenz to require a spanking

Based on his movies, mostly Maureen O'Hara.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 12, 2021 12:59 PM (KZzsI)

110 I can envision you calling them to come up front and give their presentations:

"Okay, Wu's up first... Wu?"
Posted by: Muldoon at December 12, 2021 12:54 PM (m45I2)


It was that bad! Xi, We, Zi...!
I would have them prepare a report and read it to the class, first in English, then again in their own language. Funny how it took 5 minutes to read it in English, but only 2 in Chinese.

Posted by: Diogenes at December 12, 2021 01:00 PM (axyOa)

111 The problem is that with really alienated people with years of abuse do not actually believe the cult recruiters either
Posted by: Kindltot at December 12, 2021 12:52 PM (ZMraq)

Exactly. We're getting to the point where a lot more people are starting to question the narrative, and this is why our opposition is so desperate right now.

They know that if they don't slap the last shackles in place soon, that their opportunity will slip away. The giant can only be chained while he sleeps.

Posted by: Cato, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at December 12, 2021 01:00 PM (Msrhc)

112 At the local university where i used to teach i had a cohort of Chinese students come in on a program with the business school. They all adopted "American" names (Jack, Bob, Mary, etc) because no one could remember, mush less pronounce, their actual names. I tried but no luck. They appreciated the effort though.

When I was in college, I knew a Chinese guy whose name, in one of their dialects, was the same as their currency, so he went here by "Bill."

Posted by: Methos at December 12, 2021 01:00 PM (kOpft)

113 66 now Rush did fall for the whole st floyd thing, maybe out of pity or maybe he was just exhausted fighting the current for 32 years,
Posted by: no 6 at December 12, 2021 12:50 PM (hMlTh)

Well, that, and stage IV lung cancer.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at December 12, 2021 01:02 PM (Fs5vw)

114 Lot to be said for uniforms with your name on them. Just sayin'.

Posted by: Eromero at December 12, 2021 01:02 PM (0OP+5)

115 109 OH, and some Womenz to require a spanking

Based on his movies, mostly Maureen O'Hara.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 12, 2021 12:59 PM (KZzsI)

And Elizabeth Allen in Donovan's Reef.

Posted by: Romeo13 at December 12, 2021 01:02 PM (oHd/0)

116 The former Fordham professor is a DEI prog.

So buh bye.

Posted by: I mean at December 12, 2021 01:02 PM (WonZ8)

117 @112

>>When I was in college, I knew a Chinese guy whose name, in one of their dialects, was the same as their currency, so he went here by "Bill."

None of the Korean programmers in my company go by their Korean names.

They're either Dave or Steve or James, there was one programmer who went by his real name but his name was Doe, so that's easy enough.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at December 12, 2021 01:02 PM (TO6k5)

118 Sharyl Attkisson at_SharylAttkisson

Israel Study: Covid-19 infections and severe disease higher among vaccinated than those with natural immunity from previous Covid.

theepochtimes.com

Natural Immunity More Protective Over Time Than COVID-19 Vaccination: Study


12:49 PM - Dec 12, 2021 - https://bit.ly/3lWaZv2

The naturally immune had a 10.5 per 100,000 infection rate 4-6 mos. following recovery, vs a 69.2 per 100,000 rate among vaccinated. The number of severe cases was also higher among vaccinated: 0.9 percent of all cases among that group were severe, compared with 0.5 percent of cases among the recovered. Researchers found that protection against infection dropped over time among both the recovered and vaccinated, but the drop was more pronounced among the vaccinated.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at December 12, 2021 01:03 PM (Do5/p)

119 Lot to be said for uniforms with your name on them. Just sayin'.
Posted by: Eromero at December 12, 2021 01:02 PM (0OP+5)

A tad harder in the winter when some people wear jackets, not to mention those G-D damn masks

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 12, 2021 01:03 PM (Irn0L)

120 My step-mom called me by my step siblings' names at times. I liked it, it made me feel like part of her family
Posted by: Kindltot at December 12, 2021 12:57 PM (ZMraq)

I'm going to apologize for saying this in advance, but sometimes the joke must be told...

I didn't feel like I was part of my stepdad's family until he started having sex with me as often as he did his bio kids.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 12, 2021 01:03 PM (r2Iho)

121 None of the Korean programmers in my company go by their Korean names.

Half of them are probably named Park, so its just easier to keep track this way.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 12, 2021 01:04 PM (KZzsI)

122 107 My wife called me by her first husband's name once or twice. Fortunately it did not happen in intimate moments.
Posted by: Northernlurker at December 12, 2021 12:59 PM (eGTCV)

one of my gfs called me my by ex's name

whatever that means

Posted by: REDACTED at December 12, 2021 01:04 PM (us2H3)

123 Lot to be said for uniforms with your name on them. Just sayin'.

Posted by: Eromero at December 12, 2021 01:02 PM (0OP+5)

He Hate Me

Posted by: BignJames at December 12, 2021 01:04 PM (AwYPR)

124 But I love Angkar!

(plastic bag is placed over poor bastard's head)

Buf hi lob Angarrr!

Posted by: Khmer Rouge Victim # 1,222,301 at December 12, 2021 01:04 PM (R/m4+)

125 Snow White once had to apologize to the Dwarves because she inadvertently made Grumpy happy.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 12, 2021 01:05 PM (m45I2)

126 @118

>>When I was in college, I knew a Chinese guy whose name, in one of their dialects, was the same as their currency, so he went here by "Bill."

It's clear what has been developed is not a vaccine in any way shape or form, it's now a biomedical macguffen.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at December 12, 2021 01:05 PM (TO6k5)

127 Lot to be said for uniforms with your name on them. Just sayin'.
Posted by: Eromero at December 12, 2021 01:02 PM (0OP+5)


I had my Chinese students put a name card on the front of the table where they sat. Worked great until one day they did their names in Chinese.
They thought it was great fun!

Posted by: Diogenes at December 12, 2021 01:05 PM (axyOa)

128 I can envision you calling them to come up front and give their presentations:

"Okay, Wu's up first... Wu?"
Posted by: Muldoon at December 12, 2021 12:54 PM (m45I2)

THIRD BASE!

Posted by: BurtTC at December 12, 2021 01:06 PM (r2Iho)

129 Funny how it took 5 minutes to read it in English, but only 2 in Chinese.

My wife and I were in Montreal for a conference once. We decided to attend a service at the Catholic Church across the parking lot from the hotel. Neither of us speaks French, but it was a lovely service, with both French and English translations. Amusingly, the French would take 5 minutes, for every 20 seconds of the English translation. I suspect something was lost in the translation.

Posted by: pep at December 12, 2021 01:06 PM (ZsR3z)

130 Forgive me if I don't lose too much sleep over a College Professor being destroyed by the culture he almost certainly helped to create. I suppose it is statistically possible that he isn't a Marxist, but the odds are vanishingly thin.

Posted by: Hawkpilot at December 12, 2021 01:06 PM (aO7e3)

131 At least in the military you can always call someone by their rank or in us Medical types "DR"

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 12, 2021 01:06 PM (Irn0L)

132 The best part of the story is how the professor cited his social justice creds and self-flagellated himself, all to no avail. Once again proof that everyone ends up against the wall sooner or later when the Left has power.

Posted by: Citizen Cake at December 12, 2021 12:43 PM (HmZuC)

Look at Sarah Silverman.

Her first response to the Reid attack was, I didn't correct her bc she's black (paraphrasing).

Heh

She already lost.

Posted by: I mean at December 12, 2021 01:06 PM (WonZ8)

133 I didn't follow Limbaugh all that closely so I can't say if this was the root cause, but if he was lukewarm on the Summer Of Rage it's entirely possible that he was torn between "this case is bullshit" and "city PDs have morphed into enforcers for insane local despots like Groot and DeBolshevik."

I suspect this is also why we didn't see more Proud Boys types out there cracking skulls; law enforcement may be necessary but they remembered all too well those little churches and such being raided by like 40 cops. Militias aren't gonna put themselves at risk to save shitty cities that hate them anyway.

Posted by: CppThis at December 12, 2021 01:07 PM (UewuT)

134 Forgive me if I don't lose too much sleep over a College Professor being destroyed by the culture he almost certainly helped to create. I suppose it is statistically possible that he isn't a Marxist, but the odds are vanishingly thin.
Posted by: Hawkpilot at December 12, 2021 01:06 PM (aO7e3)

Exactly

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 12, 2021 01:07 PM (Irn0L)

135 119 Lot to be said for uniforms with your name on them. Just sayin'.
Posted by: Eromero at December 12, 2021 01:02 PM (0OP+5)

A tad harder in the winter when some people wear jackets, not to mention those G-D damn masks

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 12, 2021 01:03 PM
Sir, that's why you would answer to 'Captain', or in my case 'Chief'. Am I right?

Posted by: Eromero at December 12, 2021 01:07 PM (0OP+5)

136 my mom allowed my dad to name me Rick, after his best friend

she was frighten people would call me Dick

her fears were realized

Posted by: REDACTED at December 12, 2021 01:08 PM (us2H3)

137 Sir, that's why you would answer to 'Captain', or in my case 'Chief'. Am I right?
Posted by: Eromero at December 12, 2021 01:07 PM (0OP+5)

Yup exactly

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 12, 2021 01:08 PM (Irn0L)

138 He clearly mistook Shaniqua with Shaneekua.

Posted by: Been Lurking, but clearly been posting too at December 12, 2021 01:08 PM (rDgjh)

139 I was named after the family dog at the time. Very confusing for a little kid. Never sure whether to sit or stay.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 12, 2021 01:08 PM (KNw+7)

140 Snow White once had to apologize to the Dwarves because she inadvertently made Grumpy happy.
Posted by: Muldoon at December 12, 2021 01:05 PM (m45I2)

All seven dwarfs in unison: Yes... "inadvertently!"

Posted by: BurtTC at December 12, 2021 01:08 PM (r2Iho)

141 from a tweet by tim graham:

"The suspicion that Chris Wallace leaked negative anonymous dirt to Brian Stelter for his anti-Fox News book "Hoax" just multiplied by 10. "

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at December 12, 2021 01:09 PM (PiwSw)

142 0.9 percent of all cases among that group were severe, compared with 0.5 percent of cases among the recovered.

The people who thought taking experimental gene therapy was a bad idea were conspiracy theorists, too.

Posted by: Methos at December 12, 2021 01:10 PM (kOpft)

143 Snow White once had to apologize to the Dwarves because she inadvertently made Grumpy happy.
Posted by: Muldoon

All seven dwarfs in unison: Yes... "inadvertently!"
Posted by: BurtTC


******

You laugh, but she eventually got fired for having sex with a miner.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 12, 2021 01:10 PM (m45I2)

144 maybe Chris Matthews will switch teams

Posted by: REDACTED at December 12, 2021 01:12 PM (us2H3)

145 She was emotionally scarred though. Everyday all she heard was "Hi, Ho!

Posted by: Diogenes at December 12, 2021 01:13 PM (axyOa)

146 All seven dwarfs in unison: Yes... "inadvertently!"
Posted by: BurtTC

You laugh, but she eventually got fired for having sex with a miner.
Posted by: Muldoon at December 12, 2021 01:10 PM (m45I2)

Thankfully, the spell said "love's first kiss," not "love's first b.j."

Posted by: S. White at December 12, 2021 01:13 PM (r2Iho)

147 You laugh, but she eventually got fired for having sex with a miner.

It wasn't easy for her to pick just one

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 12, 2021 01:13 PM (KZzsI)

148 So wait a second here. A professor who teaches Composition writes a 9-page e-mail?

"Brevity is the soul of wit." - Some old, old white guy.

Posted by: Been Lurking, but clearly been posting too at December 12, 2021 01:13 PM (rDgjh)

149 this weren't so pathetic, I'd be laughing my ass off.
At the local university where i used to teach i had a cohort of Chinese students come in on a program with the business school. They all adopted "American" names (Jack, Bob, Mary, etc) because no one could remember, mush less pronounce, their actual names. I tried but no luck. They appreciated the effort though.
Posted by: Diogenes at December 12, 2021 12:45 PM (axyOa)

You couldn't pronounce; Wi To Lo, Sum Ting Wong, Bang Pow Ow?

Posted by: Beartooth at December 12, 2021 01:14 PM (J0Lsu)

150
Her Majesty's ex and I have the same name, which made it easier for her.

HM can look at a Borzoi and recite its pedigree back four generations but can't remember anyone's name.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 12, 2021 01:15 PM (/U27+)

151 She was emotionally scarred though. Everyday all she heard was "Hi, Ho!

Posted by: Diogenes at December 12, 2021 01:13 PM (axyOa)

Sad...I actually had to think about that for a sec...losing it.

Posted by: BignJames at December 12, 2021 01:15 PM (AwYPR)

152 @142

>>The people who thought taking experimental gene therapy was a bad idea were conspiracy theorists, too.

This entire this was a gigantic scam and Op, but someone from team "science" has to be made to explain how the introduction of a "vaccine" has resulted in more cases and deaths???

Posted by: Thomas Bender at December 12, 2021 01:15 PM (TO6k5)

153 You couldn't pronounce; Wi To Lo, Sum Ting Wong, Bang Pow Ow?
Posted by: Beartooth at December 12, 2021 01:14 PM (J0Lsu)

Ummm, those are Korean names, you rayciss you.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 12, 2021 01:15 PM (r2Iho)

154 Sad...I actually had to think about that for a sec...losing it.
Posted by: BignJames at December 12, 2021 01:15 PM (AwYPR)

Come sit by me.

Posted by: The Vice President of the United States at December 12, 2021 01:15 PM (PiwSw)

155 Well, Friday was the last day of work for the wife until the holidays are over and classes resume. So I guess I'll be watching/istening to the Hallmark $%^*@# Christmas channel until January....

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at December 12, 2021 01:16 PM (fLri9)

156 Went back and read what I missed on music thread, taking back what I wrote about you people not listening to what I do.

Posted by: Skip at December 12, 2021 01:17 PM (2JoB8)

157 Sad...I actually had to think about that for a sec...losing it.
Posted by: BignJames at December 12, 2021 01:15 PM (AwYPR)

It's Sunday, the lard's day. You shall be forgiven for your purity of thought.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 12, 2021 01:17 PM (r2Iho)

158 Well, Friday was the last day of work for the wife until the holidays are over and classes resume. So I guess I'll be watching/istening to the Hallmark $%^*@# Christmas channel until January....
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at December 12, 2021 01:16 PM (fLri9)


Come sit by me.
Mrs D commands all three remotes.
And WTF!!! Why are there three???

Posted by: Diogenes at December 12, 2021 01:18 PM (axyOa)

159 Well, Friday was the last day of work for the wife until the holidays are over and classes resume. So I guess I'll be watching/istening to the Hallmark $%^*@# Christmas channel until January....

This is why God created man caves in the basement.

Posted by: pep at December 12, 2021 01:18 PM (ZsR3z)

160 27 I'm beginning to think we'll never learn. That is, we may have hit the wall with the psychological-emotional capabilities of modern man.

Posted by: Ordinary American at December 12, 2021 12:42 PM (H8QX

I suspect you are right. We are a scant 10,000 years from being hunter gathers living in clans, nothing in terms of human cultural evolution.

Posted by: Javems at December 12, 2021 01:18 PM (AmoqO)

161 The people who thought taking experimental gene therapy was a bad idea were conspiracy theorists, too.

Posted by: Methos at December 12, 2021 01:10 PM

Yep. And so what have we known for over a year now...

-- Survivability/recovery rate is 99.74% across all demographics. 99.99% for pretty much everyone under 50. Which is in line with seasonal influenza
-- Successful and available treatments have existed since May 2020 (HCQ, Ivermectin, monoclonal antibodies), but were banned from use in the USA.
-- Natural immunity is much better than "vaccine" "immunity".

Putting all that together, all that was needed to limit the damage of this Plandemic was (1) develop an early treatment protocol using HCQ, Ivermectin and/or monoclonal antibodies in every hospital in USA (2) encourage people to increase Vitamin C and D intake, spend more time outdoors (3) encourage people to treat themselves at home in early stages with Zinc, Vitamin C/D, etc as this Macon Co. Health Dept did (https://bit.ly/3AzW3YZ).

Oh and (4) basically do the exact opposite of everything we did (don't lockdown, don't send patients to nursing homes, don't mandate masks or "vaccines", etc).

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at December 12, 2021 01:19 PM (Do5/p)

162 The problem is that with really alienated people with years of abuse do not actually believe the cult recruiters either
Posted by: Kindltot at December 12, 2021 12:52 PM (ZMraq)

I know a Mormon that married a Catholic. He sent them to Religious Education to keep them from falling into a cult.

LOL

Posted by: Been Lurking, but clearly been posting too at December 12, 2021 01:19 PM (rDgjh)

163 Snow White was hot.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at December 12, 2021 01:21 PM (Fs5vw)

164 Oh yeah, he agreed to raise them Catholic.

btw, she was hawt. He did well.

Posted by: Been Lurking, but clearly been posting too at December 12, 2021 01:22 PM (rDgjh)

165 Snow White was hot.


Pffffft.

Posted by: Prince Eric at December 12, 2021 01:22 PM (ZsR3z)

166 139 I was named after the family dog at the time. Very confusing for a little kid. Never sure whether to sit or stay.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 12, 2021 01:08 PM
My cousin in North Carolina was named after GrandPappy Eromero's horse. Both of them are beautiful gals. Well, the horse is gone now....

Posted by: Eromero at December 12, 2021 01:23 PM (0OP+5)

167 As I mentioned in the book thread, we need to be more like the French(!) when it comes to all this POC shit. Stop apologizing for the slavery we never participated in, and stop punching ourselves in the nose over it.

Posted by: CN...FJB at December 12, 2021 01:24 PM (ONvIw)

168 163 Snow White was hot.
Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at December 12, 2021 01:21 PM (Fs5vw)

she was kinda 2 dimensional

Posted by: REDACTED at December 12, 2021 01:24 PM (us2H3)

169 Snow White was hot.
Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at December 12, 2021 01:21 PM (Fs5vw)

For a Honky

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 12, 2021 01:25 PM (Irn0L)

170 Later y'all...

Posted by: Muldoon at December 12, 2021 01:26 PM (m45I2)

171 Putting all that together, all that was needed to limit the damage of this Plandemic was (1) develop an early treatment protocol using HCQ, Ivermectin and/or monoclonal antibodies in every hospital in USA (2) encourage people to increase Vitamin C and D intake, spend more time outdoors (3) encourage people to treat themselves at home in early stages with Zinc, Vitamin C/D, etc as this Macon Co. Health Dept did (https://bit.ly/3AzW3YZ).

Yeah, we could have done that, but then we wouldn't have run up enough of a body count to convince people that $5000 treatments (which don't work) were a good idea, get everyone to rent their immune system from big pharma (and create an underclass of anyone that isn't a lemming), or change election rules to protect DC's corruption.

Posted by: Methos at December 12, 2021 01:26 PM (kOpft)

172 You were named after the family dog?

Hey. He was a good dog.

Posted by: Been Lurking, but clearly been posting too at December 12, 2021 01:26 PM (rDgjh)

173 Fordham University professor fired after mixing up names of two black students
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The horror! Hey, I mix up the names of some of the new guys who come to baseball practice.

Unless he started referring to them routinely as "Buckwheat" and "Topsy," or "Amos" and "Andy," cut the guy some slack.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 12, 2021 01:28 PM (YhzyV)

174 You were named after the family dog?

Hey. He was a good dog.

Posted by: Been Lurking, but clearly been posting too at December 12, 2021 01:26 PM (rDgjh)

Ol' Yeller?

Posted by: BignJames at December 12, 2021 01:28 PM (AwYPR)

175 Unless he started referring to them routinely as "Buckwheat" and "Topsy," or "Amos" and "Andy," cut the guy some slack.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 12, 2021 01:28 PM (YhzyV)

Agreed. But too late

Posted by: CN...FJB at December 12, 2021 01:28 PM (ONvIw)

176 Fordham fired him because he embarrassed them. As a Jesuit (Lutheran) school, they are sensitive to being embarrassed publicly by the professor's stupidity.

Posted by: Been Lurking, but clearly been posting too at December 12, 2021 01:29 PM (rDgjh)

177 "Indiana" Jones.

Posted by: Been Lurking, but clearly been posting too at December 12, 2021 01:29 PM (rDgjh)

178 You keep straight all the Jameel's or Jayzee's.

Posted by: lowandslow at December 12, 2021 01:29 PM (4thlk)

179 I used to mix up the names of two young girls who worked at the hospital, they bore a mild resemblance to each other and one was Rosella and the other was Rosina. Nobody tried to fire me.

Posted by: CN...FJB at December 12, 2021 01:30 PM (ONvIw)

180 Unless he started referring to them routinely as "Buckwheat" and "Topsy," or "Amos" and "Andy," cut the guy some slack.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 12, 2021 01:28 PM (YhzyV)

Worse yet, Rastus and Liza.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at December 12, 2021 01:31 PM (Fs5vw)

181 I suspect you are right. We are a scant 10,000 years from being hunter gathers living in clans, nothing in terms of human cultural evolution.
Posted by: Javems at December 12, 2021 01:18 PM (AmoqO)


I would agree with you if I thought humans were on the same basis as the grey squirrel, but Humans have something better.

We have transmittable culture that gives us actual tool to deal with the world and our changing environment. Modern humans have massively useful tools for interpersonal relations, and although they are developed in response to massively changing situations caused by our success in developing cultural tools to cope with the physical world, they work and development is ongoing.

add to that, actual physical evolution has been going on. You can digest milk? Tolerate alcohol? Those are mutations that caused societal and physical evolution.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 12, 2021 01:32 PM (ZMraq)

182
I'm now sorry I let my reticence get the better of me in yesterday's music thread. CBD, I hope you do another in the near future, as I think I have something generally useful to say to the Horde.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 12, 2021 01:34 PM (/U27+)

183 Every generation is invaded by barbarians.

We call them children.

Apparently, there are many barbarians within the gates of the city that were never civilized.

Posted by: Been Lurking, but clearly been posting too at December 12, 2021 01:35 PM (rDgjh)

184 If this guy got 'fired' for mixing up a couple of names? He didn't get fired for mixing up a couple of names.

There were other issues, this is just the excuse.

Posted by: Romeo13 at December 12, 2021 01:35 PM (oHd/0)

185 solution: just call everyone "boy"

no? wouldn't work?

Posted by: Black Orchid the Unboosted at December 12, 2021 01:35 PM (j9HX3)

186 He got fired for being a dumb-ass.

Posted by: Been Lurking, but clearly been posting too at December 12, 2021 01:36 PM (rDgjh)

187 183 Every generation is invaded by barbarians.

We call them children.

Apparently, there are many barbarians within the gates of the city that were never civilized.
Posted by: Been Lurking, but clearly been posting too at December 12, 2021 01:35 PM (rDgjh)

Instead of giving respect to those of old age, our culture now only celebrates the young... only NEW things are good, according to TV and Pop Culture. Thus, the Young Barbarians are now celebrated, not chastised, as they should be.

Posted by: Romeo13 at December 12, 2021 01:37 PM (oHd/0)

188 It was racist for him to mix up their names because it shows that he thinks....yes...black people all look alike. Not joking. That was the mentality of the 2 women complaining, you can bet on it.

Posted by: Landru at December 12, 2021 01:37 PM (mEYVq)

189 solution: just call everyone "boy"
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I've always been puzzled that that is taken as racist. In my (limited) experience, it's been pretty common for Southerners to refer to men - of any race - as "boy." As in "good ole boys," "that boy ain't right," and other classics. Why does anyone take that as racist?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 12, 2021 01:38 PM (YhzyV)

190 add to that, actual physical evolution has been going on. You can digest milk? Tolerate alcohol? Those are mutations that caused societal and physical evolution.

The best guess is that Scandinavia was settled 5,000-10,000 years ago. I'd be surprised if those initial settlers were blond haired and blue eyed. Yet today they are a very recognizable phenotype.

Likewise, there is no indication that Jews were especially intelligent at the time of Christ, yet it's pretty indisputable now that they are way above average.

Both are evidence of mutation and selection in an evolutionary blink of an eye.

Posted by: pep at December 12, 2021 01:38 PM (ZsR3z)

191 Mixing names up in my family is a common occurrence, when anyone gets one wrong it rolls right off me.

Posted by: Skip at December 12, 2021 01:38 PM (2JoB8)

192 word on the street is finding out a CNN producer had access to young girls sealed the deal for Wallace

Posted by: REDACTED at December 12, 2021 01:39 PM (us2H3)

193 Smith...Smyth...Smitts
John..Jon...Jean
Jones...Jaynes...Janes
Marks...Marx...Marcs
Bill...Will...Phil

There has to be more to the Fordham story...fired for mixing up names is stupid.

Posted by: Diogenes at December 12, 2021 01:39 PM (axyOa)

194 I've always been puzzled that that is taken as racist. In my (limited) experience, it's been pretty common for Southerners to refer to men - of any race - as "boy." As in "good ole boys," "that boy ain't right," and other classics. Why does anyone take that as racist?

Because in the context of a white man addressing a black man, that formulation had a specific meaning, and it wasn't a positive one. It really did depend on the recipient.

Posted by: pep at December 12, 2021 01:39 PM (ZsR3z)

195 I've always been puzzled that that is taken as racist. In my (limited) experience, it's been pretty common for Southerners to refer to men - of any race - as "boy." As in "good ole boys," "that boy ain't right," and other classics. Why does anyone take that as racist?


I agree with you on this one! I was joking but you are still right. nothing wrong with "missy" and "boy" to me lol. I use them all the time! but now I'm a tetchy old woman so no one cares what I say

Posted by: Black Orchid the Unboosted at December 12, 2021 01:39 PM (j9HX3)

196 I would agree with you if I thought humans were on the same basis as the grey squirrel, but Humans have something better.
Posted by: Kindltot at December 12, 2021 01:32 PM (ZMraq)

I think humans have instincts just like all animals. Sometimes instincts and intellect clash in individuals, with unknowable outcomes.

Posted by: Javems at December 12, 2021 01:40 PM (AmoqO)

197 Likewise, there is no indication that Jews were especially intelligent at the time of Christ, yet it's pretty indisputable now that they are way above average.
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Question for the Horde: while there is doubt that Jews are above average in intelligence, I've consistently seen the qualifier Ashkenazi Jews in this connection. Is it not also true of Sephardic Jews? If it is also true of them, then why the qualifier?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 12, 2021 01:41 PM (YhzyV)

198 Sometimes instincts and intellect clash in individuals, with unknowable outcomes.

I think in the case of Biden, it is knowable. The intellect, such as it is, will lose completely to instincts, and not good instincts.

Posted by: pep at December 12, 2021 01:41 PM (ZsR3z)

199 where I grew up, east TX farm, boy is pejorative moniker


intelligence and judgement wise but not racial

maybe I'm wrong

maybe I'm really black

Posted by: REDACTED at December 12, 2021 01:41 PM (us2H3)

200
Question for the Horde: while there is doubt that Jews are above average in intelligence, I've consistently seen the qualifier Ashkenazi Jews in this connection. Is it not also true of Sephardic Jews? If it is also true of them, then why the qualifier?
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 12, 2021 01:41 PM (YhzyV)

As a Sephardi, we are much smarter...(jk) But honestly, if we were so brilliant, why are the majority of us leftists?

Posted by: CN...FJB at December 12, 2021 01:42 PM (ONvIw)

201 Gah, wanted to take a nap. Neighbor is mowing his back yard. It's 31 degrees.

Posted by: Infidel at December 12, 2021 01:43 PM (qpolg)

202 The best guess is that Scandinavia was settled 5,000-10,000 years ago. I'd be surprised if those initial settlers were blond haired and blue eyed. Yet today they are a very recognizable phenotype.
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Interestingly, even dogs from the far north are often blue-eyed.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 12, 2021 01:43 PM (YhzyV)

203 Question for the Horde: while there is doubt that Jews are above average in intelligence, I've consistently seen the qualifier Ashkenazi Jews in this connection. Is it not also true of Sephardic Jews? If it is also true of them, then why the qualifier?

I don't think there's really much doubt about them being above average in intelligence. To the extent that the Ashkenazim differ from the Sephardim, I think it's because the Ashkenazic Jews had a different culture which emphasized learning so much, and rewarded it with opportunities to reproduce.

Posted by: pep at December 12, 2021 01:44 PM (ZsR3z)

204 Thanks, CBD, for two particularly excellent posts (this one and the one earlier in the week about Trump running or not in 2024).

Haven't read the comments on this one yet, but guessing some of the horde may find the two posts to be incongruous. I do not, as IMHO Trump could do more damage to the left as a kingmaker and as perhaps a lightning rod of "cognitive dissonance". He would alternately infuriate and occupy the insane left while taking a bit of pressure off a new President to spend his time with getting his agenda done.

Posted by: RM at December 12, 2021 01:44 PM (dSUVs)

205 Just read the Fordham story.
The school is really making a huge mistake. If they go thru with this they just handed the keys to BLM and their cronies. Fools.

Posted by: Diogenes at December 12, 2021 01:45 PM (axyOa)

206 Here's an abstract from the Journal of Biosocial Science (yeah, yeah) that may be of interest:

A number of studies have found that Ashkenazi Jews in the United States have a high average IQ. It has been proposed by Cochran, Hardy and Harpending (2006) that this can be explained by the occupational constraints imposed on the Ashkenazi for many centuries in Europe, when they were largely confined to money-lending. They propose that this selected for the high verbal and mathematical intelligence that has several times been found in American Ashkenazim. The current study investigates how far this theory holds for European and Oriental Jews in Israel. A review of studies shows that Oriental Jews in Israel have an average IQ 14 points lower than that of European (largely Ashkenazi) Jews. It is proposed that this difference can be explained in terms of the Cochran, Hardy and Harpending theory because Oriental Jews were permitted to engage in a much wider range of occupations and hence did not come under the selection pressure to develop the high verbal and mathematical intelligence that was present for Ashkenazim.

Posted by: pep at December 12, 2021 01:46 PM (ZsR3z)

207 As a Sephardi, we are much smarter...(jk) But honestly, if we were so brilliant, why are the majority of us leftists?
Posted by: CN...FJB at December 12, 2021 01:42 PM (ONvIw)
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Because intelligence isn't a scalar, it's a tensor. It's perfectly possible to be brilliant in some respects, and an idiot in others. It's sort of an intellectual anisotropy.

A big supporter of mine in academia - Jewish, and a Nobel Laureate, one of the brilliant ones (which isn't true of all of them) dismayed me when he publicly came for Obama.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 12, 2021 01:46 PM (YhzyV)

208 I agree with you on this one! I was joking but you are still right. nothing wrong with "missy" and "boy" to me lol. I use them all the time! but now I'm a tetchy old woman so no one cares what I say
Posted by: Black Orchid the Unboosted at December 12, 2021 01:39 PM (j9HX3)


It's one of the fun parts of getting old. I can say what I want and don't give a shit about approval/disapproval.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at December 12, 2021 01:46 PM (Fs5vw)

209 Because intelligence isn't a scalar, it's a tensor. It's perfectly possible to be brilliant in some respects, and an idiot in others. It's sort of an intellectual anisotropy.

Hah! I've never heard it described in those terms before, but I like it.

Posted by: pep at December 12, 2021 01:47 PM (ZsR3z)

210 Likewise, there is no indication that Jews were especially intelligent at the time of Christ, yet it's pretty indisputable now that they are way above average.
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Question for the Horde: while there is doubt that Jews are above average in intelligence, I've consistently seen the qualifier Ashkenazi Jews in this connection. Is it not also true of Sephardic Jews? If it is also true of them, then why the qualifier?
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 12, 2021 01:41 PM (YhzyV)

Quite frankly the whole concept is rather racist. IF, and I emphasize IF, Jews have done well in certain trades or professions, it is because historically others have been closed off to them and in general, Jews have stressed education and a strong family concept and that contributes to upward mobility and success. Not any extra inteligence

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 12, 2021 01:48 PM (Irn0L)

211 Posted by: pep at December 12, 2021 01:46 PM (ZsR3z)
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Interesting. I conjectured that if there were a difference, it would have arisen basically through selection pressure from persecution in the Ashkenazi case.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 12, 2021 01:48 PM (YhzyV)

212 What were the two names?

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss the Delta Variant at December 12, 2021 01:48 PM (dU+Vc)

213 207: So we can be academically hard working and smart and a box of rocks when it comes to politics.

Posted by: CN...FJB at December 12, 2021 01:49 PM (ONvIw)

214 You can be as smart as Einstein and be a Leftist

Posted by: Skip at December 12, 2021 01:49 PM (2JoB8)

215 Whats all this talk of dogs?

Posted by: SlaveDog at December 12, 2021 01:49 PM (w6HA3)

216 Quite frankly the whole concept is rather racist. IF, and I emphasize IF, Jews have done well in certain trades or professions, it is because historically others have been closed off to them and in general, Jews have stressed education and a strong family concept and that contributes to upward mobility and success. Not any extra inteligence

Both can be true. I think it's unrealistic to dismiss genetics as a factor in intelligence, perhaps the most important factor.

Posted by: pep at December 12, 2021 01:49 PM (ZsR3z)

217 I've always been puzzled that that is taken as racist. In my (limited) experience, it's been pretty common for Southerners to refer to men - of any race - as "boy." As in "good ole boys," "that boy ain't right," and other classics. Why does anyone take that as racist?
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 12, 2021 01:38 PM (YhzyV)

I've made the mistake of listening with 2021 ears to the 1971 World Series. I'm hearing Curt Gowdy refer to this guy or that guy as "boy," and it's feeling kinda rayciss, until he mentions how neither Willie Stargell nor Boog Powell are producing in the series, even though "those boys" were expecting to be some of the heavy bats.

No one ever mistook Boog Powell for an Of Color fella... unless you count freckles as color.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 12, 2021 01:50 PM (r2Iho)

218 Interesting. I conjectured that if there were a difference, it would have arisen basically through selection pressure from persecution in the Ashkenazi case.

It's probably both, IMHO.

Posted by: pep at December 12, 2021 01:50 PM (ZsR3z)

219 Read the Fordham story and they don't give both names. Getting names wrong is now racist they have a lot more issues now.

Posted by: Skip at December 12, 2021 01:50 PM (2JoB8)

220 Jews and Asians arent any smarter. They have a strong family bond and an emphasis on education. That is 80% of success in life.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss the Delta Variant at December 12, 2021 01:50 PM (dU+Vc)

221 The best guess is that Scandinavia was settled 5,000-10,000 years ago. I'd be surprised if those initial settlers were blond haired and blue eyed. Yet today they are a very recognizable phenotype.

Likewise, there is no indication that Jews were especially intelligent at the time of Christ, yet it's pretty indisputable now that they are way above average.

Both are evidence of mutation and selection in an evolutionary blink of an eye.

Posted by: pep at December 12, 2021 01:38 PM


As far as Nordic races go, the lack of melanin has quite a bit to do with physical appearances. Pale skin and blue ares are both by low levels of melanin, something the northern races discarded along the way because they did not need it.

Posted by: Mister Scot (Formerly GWS) at December 12, 2021 01:50 PM (bVYXr)

222 A 9 page apology letter for a normal mistake?
Anyway, hes a composition teacher who obviously cant edit so he Should be fired

Posted by: LASue at December 12, 2021 01:50 PM (Ed8Zd)

223 It's perfectly possible to be brilliant in some respects, and an idiot in others.

And still be an all-'round asshole. Much like the PhD's I worked with. They could do the maths, but couldn't tie shoelaces or coordinate their clothes yet if asked were without a doubt the smartest person on earf.

Dickheads one and all...

Posted by: Martini Farmer at December 12, 2021 01:50 PM (BFigT)

224 Hah! I've never heard it described in those terms before, but I like it.

Posted by: pep at December 12, 2021 01:47 PM (ZsR3z)

Book smart or street smart is another way of putting it.

Posted by: TC at December 12, 2021 01:50 PM (HSEp7)

225 Quite frankly the whole concept is rather racist. IF, and I emphasize IF, Jews have done well in certain trades or professions, it is because historically others have been closed off to them and in general, Jews have stressed education and a strong family concept and that contributes to upward mobility and success. Not any extra inteligence

Both can be true. I think it's unrealistic to dismiss genetics as a factor in intelligence, perhaps the most important factor.
Posted by: pep at December 12, 2021 01:49 PM (ZsR3z)

I do not dismiss genetics, but I suspect that is less a factor than the cultural importance given to education in some cultures. Not only the jewish culture but also the asian cultures.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 12, 2021 01:51 PM (Irn0L)

226 201 Gah, wanted to take a nap. Neighbor is mowing his back yard. It's 31 degrees.
Posted by: Infidel at December 12, 2021 01:43 PM (qpolg)


Wow! I want to know his secret of starting a lawn mower at 31 degrees.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at December 12, 2021 01:51 PM (Fs5vw)

227 222 A 9 page apology letter for a normal mistake?
Anyway, hes a composition teacher who obviously cant edit so he Should be fired


agree LASue

plus he looks like a douchebag

Posted by: Black Orchid the Unboosted at December 12, 2021 01:51 PM (j9HX3)

228 As far as Nordic races go, the lack of melanin has quite a bit to do with physical appearances. Pale skin and blue ares are both by low levels of melanin, something the northern races discarded along the way because they did not need it.

Not only did they no need it, it was a disadvantage because it limited the amount of Vitamin D they could make in sun-starved northerly climes.

Posted by: pep at December 12, 2021 01:51 PM (ZsR3z)

229 220 Jews and Asians arent any smarter. They have a strong family bond and an emphasis on education. That is 80% of success in life.
Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss the Delta Variant at December 12, 2021 01:50 PM (dU+Vc)

I agree with this nurture v nature theory more than some genetic thing.

Posted by: CN...FJB at December 12, 2021 01:52 PM (ONvIw)

230 Jews and Asians arent any smarter. They have a strong family bond and an emphasis on education. That is 80% of success in life.
Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss the Delta Variant at December 12, 2021 01:50 PM (dU+Vc)


Bingo

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 12, 2021 01:52 PM (Irn0L)

231 IQ is everything. Guess which people have high IQs, and which have low ones. Go ahead, guess.

Posted by: Regular joe at December 12, 2021 01:52 PM (L9P9s)

232 Wow! I want to know his secret of starting a lawn mower at 31 degrees.
Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at December 12, 2021 01:51 PM (Fs5vw)

Call your son-in-law.
Have beer handy.

Posted by: Diogenes at December 12, 2021 01:52 PM (axyOa)

233 "The naturally immune had a 10.5 per 100,000 infection rate 4-6 mos. following recovery, vs a 69.2 per 100,000 rate among vaccinated."

That is expected ... it would be nice to know what the rate was for unvaxxed that had not previously had Covid19 (but likely had exposure to previous Covids).

Also ... the rate for those with no comorbidities, and broken into age groups.

I think they are saying for those under 18, the vaccine causes more harm than it does good ... and that is just short term damage, we don't know longer term damages yet.

Posted by: illiniwek at December 12, 2021 01:53 PM (Cus5s)

234
I think humans have instincts just like all animals. Sometimes instincts and intellect clash in individuals, with unknowable outcomes.
Posted by: Javems at December 12, 2021 01:40 PM (AmoqO)


Absolutely, but that is what the cultural tools seek to moderate. One of the most violent societies is lowland New Guinea, where the population is broken into extended families, there is no real culture of mediation because none is needed due to population density. One of the highest densities, Singapore, is low violence and the cultural tools are there to moderate the same exact instincts.
Now, housecats and ferals and wild cats have differing tolerance for humans, they have evolved in a way from being a wild animal to being commensual with humans, in less time than humans have been alive, but no way can you guarantee to turn a feral kitten from generations of feral cats into a calm lapsitting housecat that likes being around other cats. In my experience they always have issues with humans, but they can learn to exist in the house. At least mine did. Part is evolution and part is learning.
The learning is not the cultural tool, knowing what to learn is.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 12, 2021 01:53 PM (ZMraq)

235 231 IQ is everything. Guess which people have high IQs, and which have low ones. Go ahead, guess.


I'm guessing not you

Posted by: Black Orchid the Unboosted at December 12, 2021 01:53 PM (j9HX3)

236 "You aren't paranoid enough."
--Flyover, to Mr Flyover

Posted by: Flyover at December 12, 2021 01:53 PM (Rbu5d)

237 in general, Jews have stressed education and a strong family concept and that contributes to upward mobility and success. Not any extra intelligence
Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 12, 2021 01:48 PM (Irn0L)
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Two points:

1. IQ scores do indicate a difference in intelligence, unless one rejects the notion that IQ reflects native intelligence, and

2. Stressing education and a strong family concept - i.e., the culture - itself reflects intelligence, IMO. (See also Asians.)

It's hard to imagine stupid people having an intelligent culture. The converse would be true, however, as is probably the case with contemporary Arabs, for example. It's easier to impair intelligence that is present than to mimic it when it isn't.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 12, 2021 01:53 PM (YhzyV)

238 I do not dismiss genetics, but I suspect that is less a factor than the cultural importance given to education in some cultures. Not only the jewish culture but also the asian cultures.

The extent to which one or the other matters is, of course, a hotly debated subject, but I'm of the opinion that in a non-psychotic environment, it's more nature than nurture, although both still matter.

Posted by: pep at December 12, 2021 01:54 PM (ZsR3z)

239 Two schmucks show up late to class. Professor working with another student's work on the screen. The schmucks are upset because he confused them?

I am sure both of these schmucks are honor students and showed up every time they could for office hours, worked hard to develop a relationship with the prof too right?

Posted by: jeff at December 12, 2021 01:55 PM (nf4HY)

240 >>>Likewise, there is no indication that Jews were especially intelligent at the time of Christ, yet it's pretty indisputable now that they are way above average.

Both are evidence of mutation and selection in an evolutionary blink of an eye.

Posted by: pep at December 12, 2021 01:38 PM (ZsR3z)
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Or a complete socio-cultural environment that promotes and nurtures intellectualism while shunning ignorance.

Posted by: Braenyard didn't change his name at December 12, 2021 01:55 PM (m+yM6)

241 Jews and Asians arent any smarter. They have a strong family bond and an emphasis on education. That is 80% of success in life.
Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss the Delta Variant at December 12, 2021 01:50 PM (dU+Vc)
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Yet they crush IQ tests, which are commonly administered to fairly young children (e.g., 12ish or so) who have yet to experience all that much education.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 12, 2021 01:55 PM (YhzyV)

242 As far as Nordic races go, the lack of melanin has quite a bit to do with physical appearances. Pale skin and blue ares are both by low levels of melanin, something the northern races discarded along the way because they did not need it.
Posted by: Mister Scot (Formerly GWS) at December 12, 2021 01:50 PM (bVYXr)

Melanin blocks vitamin D, which is very needed component of the immune system. Thus a lighter skin in northern areas would have a slight survival advantage over darker skinned people.

Posted by: Romeo13 at December 12, 2021 01:55 PM (oHd/0)

243 What were the two names?
Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss the Delta Variant at December 12, 2021 01:48 PM (dU+Vc)

One of them is a twin, who was named by his mom's brother. His sister's name is Denise.

The other was named by his father, who saw the blue wristband and thought someone already named the kid.

His name is Itsa.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 12, 2021 01:57 PM (r2Iho)

244 Jews are smarter. Whatever the reason it is just is a fact.

Posted by: TC at December 12, 2021 01:57 PM (HSEp7)

245 Or a complete socio-cultural environment that promotes and nurtures intellectualism while shunning ignorance.


Charles Murray (and many others) addressed this argument by looking at the data for stepchildren, either smart into a less accomplished family, or vice versa. Likewise, for twins separated at birth and raised in different environments. The results were clear and compelling. Nature was more important than nurture.

Posted by: pep at December 12, 2021 01:58 PM (ZsR3z)

246 Reynolds wrap: free hat in every box!

Posted by: Just Sayin' at December 12, 2021 01:58 PM (jYQlA)

247 The extent to which one or the other matters is, of course, a hotly debated subject, but I'm of the opinion that in a non-psychotic environment, it's more nature than nurture, although both still matter.
Posted by: pep at December 12, 2021 01:54 PM (ZsR3z)
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That's my take, as well. Promoting education shows foresight, which in turn IMO reflects intelligence.

The converse is also true. Knocking over a liquor store for $200 and getting five years in the jug indicates a lack of foresight, and in turn, a lack of intelligence.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 12, 2021 01:58 PM (YhzyV)

248 Jews are smarter. Whatever the reason it is just is a fact.

Interestingly, the Chinese, who view themselves as very smart, are actively researching why Jews are so smart, and what can be done to replicate it.

Posted by: pep at December 12, 2021 01:59 PM (ZsR3z)

249 24 Sheesh. I call my kids by each other's names all the time. I tell them they're lucky we don't have a dog.
Posted by: bluebell at December 12, 2021 12:41 PM (wyw4S)

When I was a young teen, my mother went through the list : both siblings, my dad, her sisters and brothers, and then our dog. The look on her face was priceless! Everyone laughed, then she said, "oh [insert name here] you know who I mean!"

My brother sometimes still calls me the long-gone dog's name when he wants to gently tease me.

Posted by: Flyover at December 12, 2021 01:59 PM (Rbu5d)

250 I grew up in a nabe that was 1/3 Jewish, 1/3 Asian and 1/3 everything else. The Asian and Jewish kids were the stereotypical Jewish and Asian kids. Asian kids were practicing the violin 3 hours a day, Jewish kids were upset they got a 92% on tests because their mom would ask why did you do wrong to miss 8%.

And all those kids ended up going to top colleges. It not a coincidence. And TBH that had an influence on me as well. My parents certainly stressed education to me as well. But being in that environment I didnt want a 92% either, I wanted that 100% damn it.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss the Delta Variant at December 12, 2021 01:59 PM (dU+Vc)

251 Knocking over a liquor store for $200 and getting five years in the jug indicates a lack of foresight, and in turn, a lack of intelligence.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 12, 2021 01:58 PM (YhzyV)

And knocking over a bank for a few hundred million and getting away with it?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 12, 2021 02:00 PM (Q9lwr)

252 Ain't touchin' this one with the proverbial ten foot pole.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at December 12, 2021 02:00 PM (Xrfse)

253 248 Jews are smarter. Whatever the reason it is just is a fact.

Interestingly, the Chinese, who view themselves as very smart, are actively researching why Jews are so smart, and what can be done to replicate it.
Posted by: pep at December 12, 2021 01:59 PM (ZsR3z)
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Which itself indicates intelligence, to me. Would that others would emulate this practice, to the extent that they can.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 12, 2021 02:01 PM (YhzyV)

254
I think in the case of Biden, it is knowable. The intellect, such as it is, will lose completely to instincts, and not good instincts.
Posted by: pep at December 12, 2021 01:41 PM (ZsR3z)


There is a difference between learned behavior and instinct. Learned behavior is more complicated like who to shake down or how to take a deal or who you can safely beat up.

Instinct is more along how to choose a mate, how to deal with losing a mate, what ages infants become interesting for men and for women, what foods taste good, what is scary, all of which are extremely messy issues without any real understood reason until the evolutionary biologists and the behavioral specialists started getting a look in at it all.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 12, 2021 02:01 PM (ZMraq)

255 31 well why dismiss alien seed pods, how else to explain this insanity and the complacency against the destruction of cities, the elmination of gender, the abolition of our constitution,
Posted by: no 6 at December 12, 2021 12:42 PM (hMlTh

Isn't the facebook guy an alien?
Or is he an android, I forget.

Posted by: Flyover at December 12, 2021 02:01 PM (Rbu5d)

256 222 A 9 page apology letter for a normal mistake?
Anyway, hes a composition teacher who obviously cant edit so he Should be fired

Posted by: LASue at December 12, 2021 01:50 PM (Ed8Zd)

Nine pages of virtue signaling I suppose. Not about to read it.

Posted by: Javems at December 12, 2021 02:01 PM (AmoqO)

257 And knocking over a bank for a few hundred million and getting away with it?
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 12, 2021 02:00 PM (Q9lwr)
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Reflects intelligence. Also a lousy character.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 12, 2021 02:01 PM (YhzyV)

258 NOODIE TIME

Posted by: Skip guy who says NOOD at December 12, 2021 02:01 PM (2JoB8)

259 Interestingly, the Chinese, who view themselves as very smart, are actively researching why Jews are so smart, and what can be done to replicate it.
Posted by: pep at December 12, 2021 01:59 PM (ZsR3z)

Explains why Sarah Silverman and Barbra Streisand are seeing more Chins than dicks on her online dating app these days.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 12, 2021 02:01 PM (r2Iho)

260 Jews are smarter. Whatever the reason it is just is a fact.
Posted by: TC at December 12, 2021 01:57 PM (HSEp7)

Then why do most of my relatives vote democratic? LOL

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 12, 2021 02:02 PM (Irn0L)

261 >>>Yet they crush IQ tests, which are commonly administered to fairly young children (e.g., 12ish or so) who have yet to experience all that much education.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 12, 2021 01:55 PM (YhzyV)
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Formal education.
But what have they learned in their familial environment vs. other cultures?

Posted by: Braenyard didn't change his name at December 12, 2021 02:02 PM (m+yM6)

262 Reflects intelligence. Also a lousy character.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 12, 2021 02:01 PM (YhzyV)

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 12, 2021 02:02 PM (Q9lwr)

263 244 Jews are smarter. Whatever the reason it is just is a fact.
Posted by: TC at December 12, 2021 01:57 PM (HSEp7)

I married to Jew
not a kinda of Jew, a pure Jew from Baltimore
with papers

she is was/is very beautiful
and had a genius for selling antiques to rich women

otherwise, not a genius

but I still love her to death

Posted by: REDACTED at December 12, 2021 02:02 PM (us2H3)

264
I think IQ is potential, not achievement. High IQ can either achieve or not achieve, while low IQ has fewer options.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at December 12, 2021 02:03 PM (dQvv7)

265 I think IQ is potential, not achievement. High IQ can either achieve or not achieve, while low IQ has fewer options.

Agree.

Posted by: pep at December 12, 2021 02:04 PM (ZsR3z)

266 I knew a Vietnamese family that owned a Quick Stop.
They slept on the floor in the back and the children participated in the operation of that store from the time they could walk.

By the time those kids were twelve some of their brain function was at an adult level.

Posted by: Braenyard didn't change his name at December 12, 2021 02:05 PM (m+yM6)

267 I had little guidance as a kid and a lot of it came from some really good Jews

why they were kind to me, I do not know

Posted by: REDACTED at December 12, 2021 02:05 PM (us2H3)

268 Formal education.
But what have they learned in their familial environment vs. other cultures?
Posted by: Braenyard didn't change his name at December 12, 2021 02:02 PM (m+yM6)
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Did they learn to figure out patterns at home? ("Complete the series ...").

I doubt it. I doubt it very much. And some IQ tests - such as Raven's progressive matrices - do not rely on language at all. It's strictly visual.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 12, 2021 02:05 PM (YhzyV)

269 "What kind of idiot leaves a solid, profitable job at Fox to jump on board the sinking raft at CNN?? "

He's 74 years old. At that age, Walter Cronkite and Robert MacNeill had been retired for a decade, Ted Koppel was working only fitfully, and Dan Rather had finally been sh!tcanned by CBS and exiled to XM radio. Chet Huntley, Douglas Edwards, John Chancellor, Harry Reasoner, Frank Edwards, and Peter Jennings died before they ever reached that age.

There's little doubt his net worth is ample, so the question is why is he continuing to work when the national news business is largely a sewer; that he's taken a job with Jeff Zucker's CNN gives you an answer.

Posted by: Art Deco at December 12, 2021 02:06 PM (1BrBu)

270 264
I think IQ is potential, not achievement. High IQ can either achieve or not achieve, while low IQ has fewer options.
Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at December 12, 2021 02:03 PM (dQvv7)
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Of course. You can have 6.0 second time in the 60 yard dash, but then retire to your sofa, eating Doritos and watching TV the rest of your days.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 12, 2021 02:07 PM (YhzyV)

271 261

Yep. If your family emphasizes reading from an early age that will have a huge impact on what you know at an early age.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss the Delta Variant at December 12, 2021 02:08 PM (dU+Vc)

272 Less inbreeding = Higher potential IQ

Many other factors, but that is where it starts.

Posted by: klaftern at December 12, 2021 02:08 PM (taPSh)

273 "Boy" is and was a term is disrespect. Used by "gentlemen" and "ladies" to put blacks and white "trash" in their place (rub their noses in it).

Posted by: Been Lurking, but clearly been posting too at December 12, 2021 02:08 PM (rDgjh)

274 >>>so the question is why is he continuing to work when the national news business is largely a sewer; that he's taken a job with Jeff Zucker's CNN gives you an answer.

Posted by: Art Deco at December 12, 2021 02:06 PM (1BrBu)
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Do I understand this correctly?
Is Chris Wallace moving to CNN where he belongs?

Posted by: Braenyard didn't change his name at December 12, 2021 02:10 PM (m+yM6)

275 272 Less inbreeding = Higher potential IQ

Many other factors, but that is where it starts.
Posted by: klaftern at December 12, 2021 02:08 PM (taPSh)
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Actually, that's not true. Inbreeding multiplies genetic factors, and thereby can on occasion produce amazingly beneficial effects, but much more commonly produces deleterious ones (because duff mutations are more likely than beneficial ones).

Consider also the most outbred demographic in this country.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 12, 2021 02:11 PM (oD1FF)

276 Kindltot

I wish I had your view of humanity and trust in it's cultural adaptability. I am more of a neutral observer. I sleep with one eye open.

Posted by: Javems at December 12, 2021 02:12 PM (AmoqO)

277 Is Chris Wallace moving to CNN where he belongs?

CNN+, which I believe is their streaming "service". I kind of have the sense that Fox knew they's screwed up bigly in '20, but didn't want to acknowledge it. Thus, we're seeing the night of the long knives on a much longer time scale. Thus far, Stirewalt, Brazile, Goldberg, Hayes, and now Wallace are gone (I'm sure there are others)

Sorry Fox, I require a mea culpa and defenestration of a Murdoch before I'll watch you again.

Posted by: pep at December 12, 2021 02:13 PM (ZsR3z)

278 Deplorable Jay Guevara at December -

I've never taught people as a formal instructor, unless you could qualify teaching in the dojo, or being a Dive Master for a while. My experience is that there when it come to learning, there are two type of people: people who can readily grasp fundamental concepts and apply them, and those who need more 'hands on' or 'individualized' instruction.

It's been my experience that 'intelligence' or genetics, or social structure are not as much a factor as desire to learn and willingness to put in the work required to succeed.

Just my thoughts

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at December 12, 2021 02:14 PM (fLri9)

279 OK, looked it up.
Chris Wallace is going to CNN. - Good riddance.
The interesting thing will be who they pick to take his place? Will they slide Brett Baier into his slot? Will they bring Britt Hume back. Would Britt take the slot if offered?

Britt Hume would certainly be an upgrade.

Posted by: Braenyard didn't change his name at December 12, 2021 02:15 PM (m+yM6)

280 "streaming service" or "hot steaming service?"

Posted by: Been Lurking, but clearly been posting too at December 12, 2021 02:16 PM (rDgjh)

281 Brit Hume retired, partially.

Posted by: Been Lurking, but clearly been posting too at December 12, 2021 02:17 PM (rDgjh)

282 The only law are The Supremes.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at December 12, 2021 02:17 PM (TrkA3)

283 >>>Actually, that's not true. Inbreeding multiplies genetic factors, and thereby can on occasion produce amazingly beneficial effects
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Huxley family

Posted by: Braenyard didn't change his name at December 12, 2021 02:17 PM (m+yM6)

284 I do celebrate humanity for its art and music. There is more than one type of genius.

Posted by: Javems at December 12, 2021 02:17 PM (AmoqO)

285 With enough inbreeding we got a tail.

Yay us.

Posted by: The Hapsburgs at December 12, 2021 02:25 PM (rDgjh)

286 I think Brit Hume is enjoying retirement to much to go back to work.

Posted by: Infidel at December 12, 2021 02:27 PM (qpolg)

287 When they get to college, they are then steered into identity groups to (aside from the designated scapegoat group) shower them

Posted by: Cato, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at December 12, 2021 12:49 PM (Msrhc)

I read this as "identity groups to shower with"

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess - #SuperStraight at December 12, 2021 02:53 PM (Mzdiz)

288 "I think Brit Hume is enjoying retirement to much to go back to work."

Aye, he's 78 years old and downshifted 13 years ago.

Posted by: Art Deco at December 12, 2021 03:10 PM (1BrBu)

289 An acquaintance informed me that they are thinking of leaving their job of many years, because the "wokeism" is becoming unbearable...they must now acknowledge their white privilege and bias, and (probably) eventually kneel in front of some ethnic and apologize.

Posted by: Ju at December 12, 2021 03:25 PM (aTmM/)

290 He was a social justice warrior. It came for him. Social justice served.

Posted by: Harry at December 12, 2021 04:31 PM (EcD5Y)

291 Then why do most of my relatives vote democratic?

Because they are also fools. You can be very smart, yet lack wisdom

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 12, 2021 08:00 PM (KZzsI)

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