January 31, 2014

Volokh Conspiracy: Hey, Going By the Actual Data, It Turns Out Conservatives Are More Likely to be Part of a Mixed Race Family
— Ace

Now, let me clarify on that: The difference is statistically insignificant. 10% of liberals hail from mixed race families, and 11% of conservatives. You can't make anything of that difference (though MSNBC would, were the numbers to run in the opposite direction).

So let's take the percentages as equal. (Except, not really.) Does MSNBC care about the facts, or just spouting off ignorantly with some make-'em-up blogger provocation?

Spoiler Alert: It's the last one.

Not surprisingly, there is no statistically significant left-right political differences in the proportion of adopted or step-families that are in mixed race households. Indeed, among families with step-children or adopted children, 11 percent of conservatives were living in mixed race households compared to 10 percent of liberals living in mixed-race households.

Similarly, 9.4 percent of Republicans living in step- or adopted families were in mixed-race households, compared to only 8.8 percent of Democrats in such families. (Again, this small advantage for Republicans is not large enough to be statistically significant).
If one breaks things down further by both party and political orientation, only 7.7 percent of liberal Democrats and 3.6 percent of moderate Democrats lived in mixed-race adopted or step-households, compared to an insignificantly different 10.6 percent of conservative Republicans.

Volokh also links the rightwing gun nuts at Reason, specifically Matt Welch, who asks the question: Is it not bigoted to constantly claim a deep moral fault among a large swath of people based only upon their race?

Spoiler alert: Yes.

But making broad and essentially pejorative generalizations about giant swaths of non-Democrats is hardly the exclusive domain of the racist-chasers at MSNBC and Salon.com. Journalistic outlets at the highest levels have been making non-jokey versions of the same accusation throughout the Obama presidency, ever since the twin ascension in 2009 of the Tea Party and opposition to the Affordable Care Act.

For an example, check out this passage in New Yorker Editor David Remnick's extraordinarily long and often insightful recent profile of the president.

In the electoral realm, ironically, the country may be more racially divided than it has been in a generation. Obama lost among white voters in 2012 by a margin greater than any victor in American history. The popular opposition to the Administration comes largely from older whites who feel threatened, underemployed, overlooked, and disdained in a globalized economy and in an increasingly diverse country. Obama's drop in the polls in 2013 was especially grave among white voters.

Where's that confounded bridge? Italics mine [bolding mine-- ace], to underscore what one of the nation's most decorated journalists felt zero need to substantiate in a 16,000-word article. Do older white voters really feel more "threatened" and "disdained" by a "globalized economy" and "increasingly diverse country" than other age and ethnic/pigmentation cohorts? I'm sure there's plenty of interesting poll data out there, but Remnick (a 55-year-old white guy, FWIW) doesn't need to cite any: He knows it's true, his readers know it's true, and the only real question is how much you can respectably pin opposition to this twice-elected black president on racism.

Imagine the MSM describing any non-white population as chiefly animated by fear and other insalubrious traits.

Here's how bigotry works: You don't know many (or any) members of a group you have antipathy towards. Because you know nothing about them, you view them as The Other, and, untainted by fact or personal experience, you can imagine them as wholly alien, foreign, and, of course, evil and inhuman.

The left understands this -- they often discuss "Otherizing" a group -- and yet they do not apply this to their own thinking. In their minds, only The Other can be guilty of viewing others as The Other. The left, with all their ignorance, hatred, and stupid crude bigotries, cannot be so guilty.

The left generally exercises their imagination to find new ways of demonizing those who do not like socialism and communism. Every once in a while, their fevered minds come up with some interesting insight into human behavior and psychology (such as the tendency of people to view those unlike them as "The Other").

But because the entire point of this exertion of mind was simply to come up with exciting new ways to demonize one's political opponents, they fail utterly to take the insight seriously and examine their own thinking for defects.

And so the stumble on, crude-minded, without self awareness or self examination, bitter, hateful, and unredeemed.

Posted by: Ace at 08:38 AM | Comments (315)
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1 uno?

Posted by: maddogg at January 31, 2014 08:39 AM (xWW96)

2 Too soon to go OT?

Posted by: maddogg at January 31, 2014 08:39 AM (xWW96)

3 We know who the real bigots are.


Posted by: EC at January 31, 2014 08:40 AM (GQ8sn)

4 Got the place to myself? Where is the beer fridge?

Posted by: maddogg at January 31, 2014 08:40 AM (xWW96)

5 Kinda narrow.

Posted by: Boss Moss at January 31, 2014 08:41 AM (6bMeY)

6 It's a conspiracy.  A vast right-wing conspiracy.

Posted by: huerfano at January 31, 2014 08:41 AM (bAGA/)

7 Democrats are allowed sweeping generalizations designed to otherize all you racist wing nut scum. Now, get in those camps and shut up! Dinner will come every Tuesday and Thursday, unless you piss off the civilized few who rule you.

Posted by: Ed Schultz at January 31, 2014 08:41 AM (M4YGJ)

8 Bitter clingers and all that bullshit.

Posted by: Lauren at January 31, 2014 08:42 AM (hFL/3)

9 Now, get in those camps and shut up! Dinner will come every Tuesday and Thursday, unless you piss off the civilized few who rule you. --- Bad news is that dinner is horseshit. Good news is that there is plenty of it.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at January 31, 2014 08:42 AM (/Crba)

10 Volokh Conspiracy: Hey, Going By the Actual Data, It Turns Out Conservatives Are More Likely to be Part of a Mixed Race Family MSNBC opened the "Oh Shit" can instead of the "Whoop Ass" can by mistake.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 31, 2014 08:42 AM (cUARf)

11 Think of the WaPo readers whose heads are exploding at the presence of Volokh. Hehe.

Posted by: Retread at January 31, 2014 08:43 AM (G+w7R)

12

Somewhere in America, there might be a liberal who reconsiders his worldview because of this.  Maybe.  It could happen.  Stop laughing!

Posted by: Conservative Crank at January 31, 2014 08:43 AM (sQ0LB)

13 Once again, MSNBC pwned by facts.


Posted by: EC at January 31, 2014 08:44 AM (GQ8sn)

14

feel threatened, underemployed, overlooked, and disdained in a globalized economy and in an increasingly diverse country.

 

There's no "feel" about it.   Older whites, especially males, ARE underemployed, overlooked and disdained.   Damn right they feel threatened, because they are   threatened.   Where the author is pulling information out of his ass is when it comes to where    older whites are putting their blame.  It's got jack shit to do with an "increasingly diverse country" and everything to do with    gubmint   jagoffs    using the power of their office to    shower their favored interest groups with funds, praise and attention.     Older whites   hate the GOVERNMENT.

 

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit [/s][/i][/u][/b] at January 31, 2014 08:44 AM (4df7R)

15 Yes but as you can see, the Left has us once again dfending ourselves and conservatism against outlandish baseless charges of racism. Mission: Accomplished.

Posted by: soothsayer at January 31, 2014 08:44 AM (DEa3B)

16 Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a malignant traitor.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at January 31, 2014 08:44 AM (PYAXX)

17 I have it on Good Authority(TM) that Facts are Racist.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at January 31, 2014 08:44 AM (PYAXX)

18 I would not doubt  large percentage of white males hate Obama.  They didn't vote for him to begin with and OBama has not been afraid to show his disdain for white males.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at January 31, 2014 08:44 AM (T2V/1)

19 I saw Insalubrious Traits open for Status Quo at Knebworth in '73.

Posted by: Countrysquire at January 31, 2014 08:44 AM (LSJmV)

20 I'm part eggplant.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 31, 2014 08:44 AM (olDqf)

21 The entirety of the Left has devolved to repeating the same point, over and over: Republicans are racist. This statement is the rationale and response to every proposal and discussion and argument. Republicans are racist. They repeat this because they have no remaining points to make. But therefore my classic definition of "racist," which originally applied to individual leftists and trolls, can now be applied to every single leftist in the nation, en masse. Here it is: ------------------- racist - A statement of surrender during an argument. When two people or disputants are engaged in an acrimonious debate, the side that first says "Racist!" has conceded defeat. Synonymous with saying "Resign" during a chess game, or "Uncle" during a schoolyard fight. Originally, the term was meant to indicate that one side was accusing the other of being racist, but once it was noticed that people only resorted to this tactic when all other arguments had been exhausted, it acquired its new meaning of "indicating one's own concession of defeat."

Posted by: zombie at January 31, 2014 08:44 AM (+cx5n)

22
MSNNC: Shouldn't that be the Volk Conspiracy? Racists

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 31, 2014 08:45 AM (1Jaio)

23
Insignificant.... perhaps.


But 11 is 10% higher than 10.

Your headline could have been "It Turns Out Conservatives Are 10% More Likely to be Part of a Mixed Race Family"


Posted by: MATH at January 31, 2014 08:45 AM (nELVU)

24 All I read in Ace's  post was Hope and Change.  Isn't it wonderful that Baraka is president?  Okay, let's all go to the campfire meeting and sing, shall we?

Posted by: Soona at January 31, 2014 08:45 AM (BkpOh)

25 Can I go OT? Is this bad? A butane container manufacturer who thinks passengers ought to be able to carry their products onto planes....Really? http://bit.ly/1beoWdx

Posted by: MTF at January 31, 2014 08:45 AM (M4YGJ)

26 Hey, some of the Left's best friends are black.

Posted by: --- at January 31, 2014 08:45 AM (MMC8r)

27 Should have been MSNBC

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 31, 2014 08:45 AM (1Jaio)

28 So what's the over/under on Volokh telling the WaPo to go fuck themselves? I can't imagine the WaPo is fine with them posting data based conclusions hate.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at January 31, 2014 08:45 AM (fT3qO)

29 Here's how bigotry works: You don't know many (or any) members of a group you have antipathy towards. Because you know nothing about them, you view them as The Other, and, untainted by fact or personal experience, you can imagine them as wholly alien, foreign, and, of course, evil and inhuman.

The left understands this -- they often discuss "Otherizing" a group -- and yet they do not apply this to their own thinking.


Well then, they clearly do not understand it since they can't apply it to their own thinking.

That or they're intellectually dishonest.

Neither reflects well on our "moral betters"

Posted by: Sean Bannion[/i][/s][/u][/b] at January 31, 2014 08:46 AM (sbV1u)

30 You know what I got out of that, a new sock!

Posted by: Jean "The Other" at January 31, 2014 08:46 AM (4JkHl)

31 >>Somewhere in America, there might be a liberal who reconsiders his worldview because of this. Maybe. It could happen. Stop laughing! Doubtful. But it sure might be helpful in opening some LIV eyes. Liberals have been calling anyone who disagrees with them racists for so long it has become almost fact for far too many people.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 31, 2014 08:47 AM (g1DWB)

32 Hey, some of the Left's best friends are black.

Posted by: --- at January 31, 2014 01:45 PM (MMC8r)

 

But only the nice   kind of black,   who    wear  nice clothes and don't talk like a gangsta.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit [/s][/i][/u][/b] at January 31, 2014 08:47 AM (4df7R)

33 A great man once said "Well, the trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant; it's just that they know so much that isn't so."

Posted by: Countrysquire at January 31, 2014 08:47 AM (LSJmV)

34 And later tonight we'll be defending ourselves again against how many children are killed by [toy] guns. This farsical play we're all in never ends, does it?

Posted by: soothsayer at January 31, 2014 08:47 AM (DEa3B)

35 Posted by: zombie at January 31, 2014 01:44 PM (+cx5n) Trim that back some and put it on Urban Dictionary. If it's not already there.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at January 31, 2014 08:47 AM (fT3qO)

36 Why not make a big deal about a 1% difference? You know the Leftards would do it. "There are TEN PERCENT MOAR interracial Dim families than Pubbie families!!1!!!!Eleventy!1!"

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit [/i][/s][/b] at January 31, 2014 08:47 AM (0HooB)

37

"If one breaks things down further by both party and political orientation, only 7.7 percent of liberal Democrats and 3.6 percent of moderate Democrats lived in mixed-race adopted or step-households, compared to an insignificantly different 10.6 percent of conservative Republicans."

 

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Take the moderate democrat number out, and just compare liberal democrats to conservative republicans, and then we can talk about statistical significance.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at January 31, 2014 08:47 AM (aq5Dc)

38 The Left holds two Truths to be inviolable: 1. Race doesn't exist in physical reality. It is a social construct. 2. OMG All you white rednecks hate negroes!!!

Posted by: zombie at January 31, 2014 08:48 AM (+cx5n)

39 But only the nice kind of black, who wear nice clothes and don't talk like a gangsta.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at January 31, 2014 01:47 PM (4df7R)


*ahem*

Yeah, about that.

Posted by: Sen. Tim Scott[/i][/s][/u][/b] at January 31, 2014 08:48 AM (sbV1u)

40 I'm also Reliably Informed(TM) that "Only Whites can be racist."

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at January 31, 2014 08:48 AM (PYAXX)

41
Spoiler Alert:  The left thinks this blog post is racist.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 31, 2014 08:48 AM (n0DEs)

42 Now, let me clarify on that: The difference is statistically insignificant. 10% of liberals hail from mixed race families, and 11% of conservatives. You can't make anything of that difference (though MSNBC would, were the numbers to run in the opposite direction).

Just need to look at the difference in the Gallup poll on moral acceptability of some things, taken in 2012, which you've previously referenced (it's at http://bit.ly/1bMXfEo): for Birth Control, 90% of Dems and 87% of Reps said BC was "morally acceptable". This was blown into "binders full of women and birth control". Yet in the same poll, abortion was morally acceptable to 22% of Reps and 52% of Dems. Crickets.

Posted by: Kevin in ABQ at January 31, 2014 08:49 AM (XrGnJ)

43 Think of the WaPo readers whose heads are exploding at the presence of Volokh. Hehe.

It brightens one's day, doesn't it?

I can't imagine the WaPo is fine with them posting data based conclusions hate.

WaPo's opinion is utterly moot.  There is one opinion that counts there now, and I'm really starting to like the cut of its owner's jib.

Posted by: pep at January 31, 2014 08:49 AM (6TB1Z)

44 MTF - "thereby “making it impossible ... to counter the ... unstated rationale,” the court said in its ruling."  A sane judge.

Posted by: Jean at January 31, 2014 08:50 AM (4JkHl)

45 I hates every iota of a cracker.

Posted by: Boss Moss at January 31, 2014 08:50 AM (6bMeY)

46 But only the nice kind of black, who wear nice clothes and don't talk like a gangsta. They're all clean and articulate and all.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit [/i][/s][/b] at January 31, 2014 08:50 AM (0HooB)

47 Volokh can't last long presenting facts and shit to WaPo readers. This will not stand.

Posted by: blaster at January 31, 2014 08:50 AM (4+AaH)

48 But because the entire point of this exertion of mind was simply to come up with exciting new ways to demonize one's political opponents, they fail utterly to take the insight seriously and examine their own thinking for defects.

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Whoa...... we are talking about leftists here......

Posted by: fixerupper at January 31, 2014 08:50 AM (nELVU)

49 Facts make no difference to the Reality-Based Community.  We're still racists.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 31, 2014 08:51 AM (8ZskC)

50 Volokh, the new 'n-word.'

Posted by: --- at January 31, 2014 08:51 AM (MMC8r)

51 35 Posted by: zombie at January 31, 2014 01:44 PM (+cx5n) Trim that back some and put it on Urban Dictionary. If it's not already there. Posted by: Burn the Witch It's already online here, at a different dictionary: http://tinyurl.com/22xarl If anyone else wants to add it to the Urban Dictionary: Be my guest!

Posted by: zombie at January 31, 2014 08:51 AM (+cx5n)

52 *ahem*

Yeah, about that.

Posted by: Sen. Tim Scott at January 31, 2014 01:48 PM (sbV1u) [

 

"You're a Republican, so fuck you!"

-Regressive progtard with dreads     wearing   a Free Mumia t-shirt

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit [/s][/i][/u][/b] at January 31, 2014 08:51 AM (4df7R)

53 20 I'm part eggplant. --- You're a canteloupe!

Posted by: Vincenzo Coccotti at January 31, 2014 08:51 AM (/Crba)

54 I can't imagine the WaPo is fine with them posting data based conclusions hate. I don't think the Volokh/WaPo relationship is going to last long. I have a sneaking suspicion that WaPo thought that the Volokh guys would post things and then get "OMG Pwnd!!!" by their (WaPo's) liberal readers. Since that isn't happening, I bet that in relatively short order, WaPo has a "realignment of prioritization" and cancels the agreement.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at January 31, 2014 08:52 AM (PYAXX)

55

Of course conservatives are more  likely to have mixed-race spouses or adopted children.   The FSA doesn't get married  and they're definitely not adopting any crumb snatchers.

 

...unless  the state's  SNAP benefits are paid on a  "per-kid basis"  and that   additional  amount exceeds the cost of a case of   instant noodles   and  2 packs of  hot dogs.

Posted by: Icedog at January 31, 2014 08:52 AM (8VPPr)

56 Who was that fcking sports journalist who was fcking worried about fcking blogs and the fcking misinformation and fcking profanity his son should fcking get from them?

Posted by: Adam at January 31, 2014 08:52 AM (Aif/5)

57 I'm part cucumber. Any of you ladies wanna see?

Posted by: Countrysquire at January 31, 2014 08:52 AM (LSJmV)

58 I hates every iota of a cracker. I kinda like Kroger Brand over the national brands.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 31, 2014 08:52 AM (cUARf)

59 Because you know nothing about them, you view them as The Other, and, untainted by fact or personal experience, you can imagine them as wholly alien, foreign, and, of course, evil and inhuman.

Proggs can also imagine them as kind, generous, noble, brilliant--everything a progg imagines themselves to be--while ignoring their actual words and deeds that may prove otherwise (I'm thinking specifically of Islamic terrorism, and white American proggs insisting that they don't really want to kill infidels for the glory of Allah, that's just an expression.)

Posted by: 37th St Feral Cat Colony at January 31, 2014 08:53 AM (ZKzrr)

60 Spoiler Alert: The left thinks this blog post is racist.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 31, 2014 01:48 PM (n0DEs)

 

 

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That's the way I read it.  I am aghast.

Posted by: Soona at January 31, 2014 08:53 AM (BkpOh)

61 Volokh can't last long presenting facts and shit to WaPo readers.

This will not stand.

Posted by: blaster at January 31, 2014 01:50 PM (4+AaH)




Facts to liberals are like a crucifix to Dracula

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 31, 2014 08:53 AM (1Jaio)

62 This day sucks. Just started getting emails and such a little while ago about what happened last night. Don't even feel much like commenting. But, btw, I've been called racist and homophobic and mean to the poor and uncaring and blah blah blah my whole fucking life. I don't give a shit what these people say.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 31, 2014 08:53 AM (da5Wo)

63 Spoiler Alert: The left thinks this blog post is racist. Ace? Recommendation for a Title update?

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at January 31, 2014 08:53 AM (PYAXX)

64 I hates every iota of a cracker.

Even graham crackers?  RAYCISS.

Posted by: HR at January 31, 2014 08:53 AM (ZKzrr)

65 "........examine their own thinking for defects." You must be crazy.

Posted by: BignJames at January 31, 2014 08:53 AM (HtUkt)

66 The left understands this -- they often discuss "Otherizing" a group -- and yet they do not apply this to their own thinking. - Somewhat OT but related to this inability of the left to see themselves as they are. c heck out Nancy Pelosi on the Daily Show linked on Hot Air: Stewart said that Democrats are then required to make a stronger case. He said that Democratic governance now appears “chaotic” and their execution of legislation appears to “lack efficiency.” When Pelosi again blamed Republicans for this condition, Stewart became even more agitated. When he asked why it was so difficult to get a company to execute the Affordable Care Act’s insurance exchange website “competently,” Pelosi replied, “I don’t know.” “What do you mean you don’t know? How do you not know?” Stewart asked laughing. To which Nancy Pelosi responded: “It’s not my responsibility.” . . . “Do we have a foundational problem? Is there a corruption in the system that needs to be addressed?” Stewart asked. Pelosi went on to detail the issues with bureaucracy and the failure of departments to communicate with each other. “Okay, do something about it,” Pelosi said. “I was actually going to say that to you,” Stewart interjected.

Posted by: WalrusRex at January 31, 2014 08:53 AM (Hx5uv)

67
In truth I don't even know if the upper echelon leftists even believe their own calls of racism.  I think its rather more of a helpful meme for them.



As for myself, I think I only know this much but I could be wrong:

Somehow 3 distinct races came into being, Mongoloid, Negroid and Caucasoid. Then they started having sex.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 31, 2014 08:54 AM (n0DEs)

68 GSS is the best. Razib Khan (brown, right-wing, atheist, ex-muslim, genetics blogger) often does some cool posts where he mines GSS data. His blog is Gene Expression at Unz Review. Unz has funded an interesting mix of alt-right, secular right, and Dark Enlightenment types like Razib.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at January 31, 2014 08:54 AM (ZPrif)

69 It really will be interesting to see if Bezos can rescue WaPo.  I think he's recognized that he can't keep catering to a constantly dwindling cadre of hard core lefties, so he's expanding the potential readership base - exactly what we've been screaming about for so long.  In addition, if anyone can make a web-based model work, it's him.  He's a canny man.

The idiots currently employed there better hope to hell that he's successful.

Posted by: pep at January 31, 2014 08:54 AM (6TB1Z)

70 "Since that isn't happening, I bet that in relatively short order, WaPo has a "realignment of prioritization" and cancels the agreement." Yeah, I think it's going to be about who severed the agreement first. My money's on V.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at January 31, 2014 08:55 AM (fT3qO)

71 54 I can't imagine the WaPo is fine with them posting data based conclusions hate.

I don't think the Volokh/WaPo relationship is going to last long. I have a sneaking suspicion that WaPo thought that the Volokh guys would post things and then get "OMG Pwnd!!!" by their (WaPo's) liberal readers.

Since that isn't happening, I bet that in relatively short order, WaPo has a "realignment of prioritization" and cancels the agreement.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at January 31, 2014 01:52 PM (PYAXX)

 

Or it could be that Bezos isn't an idiot and understands that letting another viewpoint be seen in his paper will bring more eyeballs, and the controversies and arguments in the comments drive  even  more traffic and ad revenue  to his pockets.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at January 31, 2014 08:55 AM (sQ0LB)

72 Speaking of the the Evil Rightwing Multiracial Army, welcome to my nephew, Jacob William, born yesterday, 7lbs. 2 oz. Jacob is my sister's and bro-in law's fifth! (Sorry about the taxes, kid.)

Posted by: baldilocks at January 31, 2014 08:55 AM (36Rjy)

73 Facts to liberals are like a crucifix to Dracula

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 31, 2014 01:53 PM (1Jaio)

 

I fricking WISH they were.   Then   there'd be a lot more   piles of ash laying around, and a lot fewer leftwing dillholes.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit [/s][/i][/u][/b] at January 31, 2014 08:55 AM (4df7R)

74 Older whites hate the GOVERNMENT. That's really the point. Everything they call us is really about KEEPING GOVERNMENT BIG, because that's where their money comes from. They're protecting their revenue stream, and any opposition to that, to government, is HATE. Whatever flavor of hate depends on whatever victim is being referenced, sexist/racist/homophobe/anti-poor, but its really about protecting the nickels and dimes the proles get and the bushel-basketfuls of money the elites get.

Posted by: --- at January 31, 2014 08:55 AM (MMC8r)

75 ThYou can't make anything of that difference

Almost 90% of Right-wingers are raised in a pure white family environment, bereft of any multi-cultural experience, while 1 in 10 liberals, if not more, are raised in caring, nurturing biracial families.

Posted by: MSNBCIdiots at January 31, 2014 08:55 AM (NXg/k)

76 Americans who are being ghettoized in places like Chicago's south side, have to watch their children getting shot and killed instead of educated and safe while Rhambo worries only about manufacturing votes for Hillary. He can get away with shitty corrupt crony government because too many voters don't vote their own best interests and instead vote for the progs. Just like John McCain warned us. Oops!

Posted by: MTF at January 31, 2014 08:56 AM (M4YGJ)

77

Conclusion:  It is a big deal to those who are looking to make a big deal out of it.  It is not a big deal to anyone else.

 

 

Secondary Conclusion:  The Left makes the most rabid of the Hot Air crew appear to be as sober and judicious as an ocean liner full of William F. Buckleys.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Buy a Hissy or Coniption, Get a Free Fitting! at January 31, 2014 08:56 AM (hLRSq)

78 I just can't stand conservatives in mixed-race marriages. They are Otherfuckers!

Posted by: zombie at January 31, 2014 08:56 AM (+cx5n)

79 I hates every iota of a cracker cracka.

Posted by: Boss Moss at January 31, 2014 01:50 PM (6bMeY)


FIFY

Posted by: Sean Bannion, PhD in Ebonics[/i][/s][/u][/b] at January 31, 2014 08:56 AM (sbV1u)

80 welcome to my nephew, Jacob William, born yesterday

Yay!

Good to have some good news.

Posted by: HR at January 31, 2014 08:57 AM (ZKzrr)

81 Regressive progtard with dreads wearing a Free Mumia t-shirt Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at January 31, 2014 01:51 PM (4df7R) Isn't Regressive progtard an oxymoron?

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 31, 2014 08:57 AM (oFCZn)

82 When he asked why it was so difficult to get a company to execute the Affordable Care Act’s insurance exchange website “competently,” Pelosi replied, “I don’t know.”

“What do you mean you don’t know? How do you not know?” Stewart asked laughing.
To which Nancy Pelosi responded: “It’s not my responsibility.”
. . .
“Do we have a foundational problem? Is there a corruption in the system that needs to be addressed?” Stewart asked. Pelosi went on to detail the issues with bureaucracy and the failure of departments to communicate with each other. “Okay, do something about it,” Pelosi said.

“I was actually going to say that to you,” Stewart interjected.

Posted by: WalrusRex at January 31, 2014 01:53 PM (Hx5uv)




Used toilet paper has more brains than Nancy

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 31, 2014 08:58 AM (1Jaio)

83 I think the thing that drives liberals crazy are Christians that adopt Black children. They actually suggest that this is some sort of indoctrination and state agencies often try to prevent bi racial adoptions. Why? Ask a liberal.

Posted by: Nip Sip at January 31, 2014 08:58 AM (0FSuD)

84

\I hates every iota of a    cracker    creepy ass   cracka.

 

 



Posted by: Boss Moss at January 31, 2014 01:50 PM (6bMeY)

 



FIFY

 

Posted by: Sean Bannion, PhD in Ebonics at January 31, 2014 01:56 PM (sbV1u)

 

 

FIFYM

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit [/s][/i][/u][/b] at January 31, 2014 08:58 AM (4df7R)

85 Speaking of the the Evil Rightwing Multiracial Army, welcome to my nephew, Jacob William, born yesterday, 7lbs. 2 oz. Jacob is my sister's and bro-in law's fifth! (Sorry about the taxes, kid.) Posted by: baldilocks at January 31, 2014 01:55 PM (36Rjy) Congratulations! I have two nephews born three weeks apart, that are about to turn one soon. And yes, they are biracial and cute as ever!

Posted by: I Be That Chick at January 31, 2014 08:58 AM (McA1b)

86 Isn't Regressive progtard an oxymoron?

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 31, 2014 01:57 PM (oFCZn)

 

 

Not so much an oxymoron as a redundant statement.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit [/s][/i][/u][/b] at January 31, 2014 08:58 AM (4df7R)

87 I'm also Reliably Informed(TM) that "Only Whites can be racist." - That's because only whites have power. It's not like blacks are in the White House or Justice Department.

Posted by: WalrusRex at January 31, 2014 08:58 AM (Hx5uv)

88
Welcome Jacob.  May you be a moron in the good way.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 31, 2014 08:58 AM (n0DEs)

89 78 I just can't stand conservatives in mixed-race marriages. They are Otherfuckers! Posted by: zombie at January 31, 2014 01:56 PM (+cx5n) Ha!

Posted by: baldilocks at January 31, 2014 08:59 AM (36Rjy)

90 Congrats, baldilocks!   And welcome, little Jacob!

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit [/s][/i][/u][/b] at January 31, 2014 08:59 AM (4df7R)

91 Posted by: baldilocks at January 31, 2014 01:55 PM (36Rjy) Congrats! Give him a big Moron hug when you get to meet him.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 31, 2014 08:59 AM (da5Wo)

92

I just can't stand conservatives in mixed-race marriages.


They are Otherfuckers!

 

Posted by: zombie at January 31, 2014 01:56 PM (+cx5n)

 

 

GENIUS.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit [/s][/i][/u][/b] at January 31, 2014 09:00 AM (4df7R)

93 I do not care about the slanders thrown at me about me by people who are among the most ignorant and closed minded individuals in the history of the world no matter their education or purported level of sophistication--Liberals.  To be called anti-poor, racist, sexist, and homophobic by such as these is less than nothing.  It does not rise to the worth of a single Cheerio floating in a bowl of rapidly spoiling milk, because there is a rat or cockroach somewhere who would happily slurp down the Cheerio and rancid milk and efficiently use the free nutrition.   Liberal thought is all errata and no data, so why should I take note of their slings, arrows, sneers, and jeers, which are always argued from a position of weakness on a platform of lies and half-truths?  Why indeed?

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes, think mink. at January 31, 2014 09:00 AM (kXoT0)

94 Used toilet paper has more brains than Nancy Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 31, 2014 01:58 PM (1Jaio) I'm pretty sure used toilet paper has more organic matter (in absolute numbers) than Nancy Pelosi.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at January 31, 2014 09:00 AM (PYAXX)

95 baldilocks what wonderful news

Posted by: thunderb at January 31, 2014 09:01 AM (zOTsN)

96 Congratulations to Jacob's parents, welcome to Jacob and congrats to you, Auntie.

Posted by: Fenelon Spoke at January 31, 2014 09:02 AM (7kkQJ)

97 80 welcome to my nephew, Jacob William, born yesterday Yay! Good to have some good news. Posted by: HR at January 31, 2014 01:57 PM (ZKzrr) I knew you all could use some. By the way, Jacob's oldest sibling is the young man who got married last year. I talked about him in my post here at Ace's called My Nephews.

Posted by: baldilocks at January 31, 2014 09:02 AM (36Rjy)

98 "Here's how bigotry works:"

Great! A how-to. 

Posted by: flounder at January 31, 2014 09:02 AM (Kkt/i)

99 The irony is that Republicans are tarred with the racist label for their opposition to the programs of the The Great Society.  Programs designed by an unrepentant racist and sexist LBJ.

Posted by: Jean at January 31, 2014 09:02 AM (4JkHl)

100 Hey, here is a racist meter. Sen Tim Scott, R SC, conservative has been on how many Sunday shows? Zero?? Now, Sen Corky Booker, D NJ is the second Black in the Senate. How many months before, Sen Booker, crook from NJ, is on every Sunday show. No bias here, move along.

Posted by: nip sip at January 31, 2014 09:02 AM (0FSuD)

101 Posted by: baldilocks at January 31, 2014 01:55 PM (36Rjy) Posted by: I Be That Chick at January 31, 2014 01:58 PM (McA1b) For Jacob and the nephews... *ahem* This is your birthday song! It isn't very long!

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at January 31, 2014 09:03 AM (PYAXX)

102 If only there was a way to quantify the traffic from people interested in actually digesting the content at the WaPo rather than simply rubbernecking it's usual stupidity?

Posted by: Burn the Witch at January 31, 2014 09:03 AM (fT3qO)

103

I am a bigot.     I openly and unapologetically hate    leftwingers.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit [/s][/i][/u][/b] at January 31, 2014 09:03 AM (4df7R)

104 I see that Drudge has a link to a study that says liberals drink more alcohol than conservatives. Sounds like someone here ain't pullin' their share of the load.

Posted by: Countrysquire at January 31, 2014 09:03 AM (LSJmV)

105 Welcome, Jacob and I B That Chick's nephews.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes, think mink. at January 31, 2014 09:03 AM (kXoT0)

106

My favorite  random  "discussion thread' slam of the day....

 

You are the elephant man of intellectual discourse. If your mind took physical form, it would have to be kept under a sheet only to be revealed to people who paid $10 at a carnival side show.

Posted by: Icedog at January 31, 2014 09:04 AM (wFGr5)

107 Facts make no difference to the Reality-Based Community. We're still racists. Yep, just look at the comments on the WaPo article. Some 'tard has a Gallup poll on "do you approve of interractial marriage". It's not broken down by Prog v Conservative, but on region, race, and age. Look! Look! They say, older white southern people don't approve of interracial marriage in the same numbers as other groups. Several problems with this: 1. Volokh is looking at actual interracial families, not what people say the "approve of". Action vs words. 2. They assume older white == conservative; always. Not necessarily.

Posted by: bonhomme[/i][/b][/i][/b][/s][/s] at January 31, 2014 09:04 AM (A0glY)

108 >>The irony is that Republicans are tarred with the racist label for their opposition to the programs of the The Great Society. Programs designed by an unrepentant racist and sexist LBJ. “I'll have those n****rs voting Democratic for the next 200 years. [Touting his underlying intentions for the "Great Society" programs, LBJ confided with two like-minded governors on Air Force One]”

Posted by: JackStraw at January 31, 2014 09:04 AM (g1DWB)

109 Congratulations! I have two nephews born three weeks apart, that are about to turn one soon. And yes, they are biracial and cute as ever! Posted by: I Be That Chick at January 31, 2014 01:58 PM (McA1b) Mine still has womb face, but a head full of hair!

Posted by: baldilocks at January 31, 2014 09:04 AM (36Rjy)

110 Huelskamp is literally the modern day Andrew Jackson of sneaky racism...

Posted by: prescient11 at January 31, 2014 09:04 AM (tVTLU)

111 Posted by: Countrysquire at January 31, 2014 02:03 PM (LSJmV) A lot of Conservatives are from Christian denominations which (for various reasons) don't drink. And some of us know that if we ever start, we'll never stop.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at January 31, 2014 09:04 AM (PYAXX)

112 They are Otherfuckers! Posted by: zombie at January 31, 2014 01:56 PM (+cx5n) *hums Otherfuckers instead of Unclefucker* Yup. It works.

Posted by: alexthechick - Please SMOD. Just for me? at January 31, 2014 09:04 AM (VtjlW)

113 Congratulations, Baldilocks!  And the Horde...it has increased by one.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 31, 2014 09:05 AM (wjJGE)

114 And some of us know that if we ever start, we'll never stop.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at January 31, 2014 02:04 PM (PYAXX)


Stop? Wait! Wha?

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes, think mink. at January 31, 2014 09:05 AM (kXoT0)

115 I am a bigot. I openly and unapologetically hate leftwingers.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at January 31, 2014 02:03 PM (4df7R)


I am a racist.

Because, as I have been instructed during the 2088 election, and daily since then, a "racist" is a person who believes all people should be treated exactly the same regardless of skin color.

Posted by: Sean Bannion[/i][/s][/u][/b] at January 31, 2014 09:05 AM (sbV1u)

116 Stewart's only a mugging or a car accident with an illegal from flipping to Team Red and guest hosting on Rush.

Posted by: Jean at January 31, 2014 09:05 AM (4JkHl)

117 Hey Baldilocks! I would like your take on why black women are so opposed to biracial dating/marriages. I know that the common complaint is that the white women are taking all of the good black men, but I think it goes deeper than that. What do you think?

Posted by: I Be That Chick at January 31, 2014 09:06 AM (McA1b)

118 Speaking of the the Evil Rightwing Multiracial Army, welcome to my nephew, Jacob William, born yesterday, 7lbs. 2 oz. Jacob is my sister's and bro-in law's fifth! (Sorry about the taxes, kid.)

Posted by: baldilocks at January 31, 2014 01:55 PM (36Rjy)

 

 

------------------------------------------

 

 

He'll grow up considering you his  cool aunt.   You know, the one that always wrote on that strange blog,  seemingly laughing at nothing in particular  and  throwing your aunt-sensible shoes through the tv.   Congrats.

Posted by: Soona at January 31, 2014 09:06 AM (BkpOh)

119 I have a sneaking suspicion that WaPo thought that the Volokh guys would post things and then get "OMG Pwnd!!!" by their (WaPo's) liberal readers. No way, too much of a bank shot. They brought them in because they will say something critical of Republicans. They didn't realize that they would also print facts that are not intended to counter the Left, but do.

Posted by: blaster at January 31, 2014 09:06 AM (4+AaH)

120 "I just can't stand conservatives in mixed-race marriages.
They are Otherfuckers!
Posted by: zombie at January 31, 2014 01:56 PM"

Totally stealing that, Zombie.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 31, 2014 09:06 AM (wjJGE)

121 2. They assume older white == conservative; always. Not necessarily. Deep south? Good odds they still vote dem. Thems Bull Conner's people.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 31, 2014 09:07 AM (cUARf)

122 Because, as I have been instructed during the 2088 election, and daily since then, a "racist" is a person who believes all people should be treated exactly the same regardless of skin color. Posted by: Sean Bannion at January 31, 2014 02:05 PM (sbV1u) ace gave you the keys to the time machine? Not fair.

Posted by: blaster at January 31, 2014 09:07 AM (4+AaH)

123 I am a racist.

Because, as I have been instructed during the 2088 election, and daily since then, a "racist" is a person who believes all people should be treated exactly the same regardless of skin color.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at January 31, 2014 02:05 PM (sbV1u)

 

 

I am a    misogynist, because I believe that women are more than their plumbing.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit [/s][/i][/u][/b] at January 31, 2014 09:07 AM (4df7R)

124 Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes, think mink. at January 31, 2014 02:05 PM (kXoT0) I'm a genetic alcoholic. I've had one (count it: 1) taste (roughly the size of the tip of my pinky, since that's what I used to pull it off the spoon) of Bailey's. That was... what? Nearly 5 years ago. I can still taste it, and I still want more. To the extent that my wife has (sadly) had to stop cooking with it (or she's hidden the bottle really well), cause I've gone looking for it a couple of times.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at January 31, 2014 09:08 AM (PYAXX)

125 I think the thing that drives liberals crazy are Christians that adopt Black children. They actually suggest that this is some sort of indoctrination and state agencies often try to prevent bi racial adoptions. Why? Ask a liberal. - Consider the seven deadly sins. The progs favor all of them and despise the associated virtues. Pride: See Obama, Mooch, Reid etc. etc. etc. Envy: Class warfare is the bestest Wrath: See MSNBC and associates Gluttony: Mooch's 50th plus her extended Hawaiian vacation etc. etc. Lust: 'nuff said. Sloth: Millions of welfare loafers can't be wrong. Greed: For both money and power Imagine of somebody grew up thinking those things were bad.

Posted by: WalrusRex at January 31, 2014 09:08 AM (Hx5uv)

126 The left generally exercises their imagination to find new ways of demonizing those who do not like socialism and communism. So our fears of being sent to the camps are wholly unjustified, and are a sign of paranoia, right?

Posted by: rickl at January 31, 2014 09:08 AM (zoehZ)

127 Several problems with this:
1. Volokh is looking at actual interracial families, not what people say the "approve of". Action vs words. You summed up the problems with 90% of social research.
2. They assume older white == conservative; always. Not necessarily. older, white Southerners = Democrats

Posted by: Jean at January 31, 2014 09:08 AM (4JkHl)

128 But, btw, I've been called racist and homophobic and mean to the poor and uncaring and blah blah blah my whole fucking life. I don't give a shit what these people say. I got called a racist for opposing TFG a couple of years ago. I stopped right there and said, "Oh, really? I support the building of the Keystone Pipeline and I know TFG doesn't. Now please tell me how that's me being racist." Dead Silence. I'm firmly convinced that we're dealing with people who Love to Be Brainwashed. I don't understand them, nor do I wish to lose sufficient brain cells in order to try to comprehend them.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit [/i][/s][/b] at January 31, 2014 09:08 AM (0HooB)

129 Deep south? Good odds they still vote dem. Thems Bull Conner's people. Posted by: rickb223 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ I have a brother in-law that fits this description to a T.

Posted by: Countrysquire at January 31, 2014 09:08 AM (LSJmV)

130 120 "I just can't stand conservatives in mixed-race marriages. They are Otherfuckers! Posted by: zombie at January 31, 2014 01:56 PM" Totally stealing that, Zombie. Posted by: RedMindBlueState No need to think of it as stealing -- "otherfuckers" is my gift to the world, and is free for the taking!

Posted by: zombie at January 31, 2014 09:08 AM (+cx5n)

131 Because, as I have been instructed during the 2088 election, and daily since then, a "racist" is a person who believes all people should be treated exactly the same regardless of skin color. Posted by: Sean Bannion Fucker teasing us with his time machine again.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 31, 2014 09:08 AM (cUARf)

132
ace gave you the keys to the time machine

Not fair.

Posted by: blaster at January 31, 2014 02:07 PM (4+AaH)


It's a typo!  A typo!  Cut me some slack!

Posted by: Sean Bannion[/i][/s][/u][/b] at January 31, 2014 09:08 AM (sbV1u)

133 Look! Look! They say, older white southern people don't approve of interracial marriage in the same numbers as other groups. Several problems with this: 1. Volokh is looking at actual interracial families, not what people say the "approve of". Action vs words. 2. They assume older white == conservative; always. Not necessarily. Posted by: bonhomme at January 31, 2014 02:04 PM (A0glY) Anecdotal observation: in black-white interracial marriages, if the white partner isn't Jewish, he/she is, more often than not, from a Southern state. (My bro-in-law is from Texas.)

Posted by: baldilocks at January 31, 2014 09:08 AM (36Rjy)

134 "Specific enforcement triggers" is the new "I won't bleep in your mouth...much."

Posted by: soothsayer at January 31, 2014 09:09 AM (DEa3B)

135 >>The left generally exercises their imagination to find new ways of demonizing those who do not like socialism and communism.

It's not just about demonizing the right.

Part of this burning need to attribute "hate" to the right is that it also fluffs up their own belief in themselves as being more tolerant and enlightened.
It's like how a story need a bad guy in order for the hero to demonstrate his superiority. They *need* the right to be close-minded bigots in order to prove to themselves that they really are awesome people themselves.

This is why there is so much rage when the Right = Haterz narrative is destroyed. If the right isn't bad then it destroys their own myth of being better. So it gets personal, hence the rage and obsessive need to maintain the narrative.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 31, 2014 09:09 AM (POpqt)

136 And some of us know that if we ever start, we'll never stop. Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at January 31, 2014 02:04 PM ----------------------------------------- I will stop... when it's all gone.

Posted by: irright at January 31, 2014 09:10 AM (8GKDa)

137 Posted by: WalrusRex at January 31, 2014 02:08 PM (Hx5uv) Love that. The 7 Deadly Liberal Sins.

Posted by: BlueStateRebel at January 31, 2014 09:10 AM (7ObY1)

138 I'm part gherkin.

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 31, 2014 09:11 AM (BAS5M)

139 Wow, I'm listening to Levin's podcast from last night.  He just read a speech by the former CO Governor Richard Lamm called "A Plan to Destroy America."  Totally relevant to the topic of immigration.  And very frightening.  Everything in this "plan" is happening.  And now, we can think the GOP for what's to come.  Link goes to Snopes, but it's elsewhere, too.  It's well worth the read. 

http://tinyurl.com/87nqk


Posted by: Lady in Black at January 31, 2014 09:11 AM (Oa7B2)

140 Because, as I have been instructed during the 2088 election, and daily since then, a "racist" is a person who believes all people should be treated exactly the same regardless of skin color. Posted by: Sean Bannion at January 31, 2014 02:05 PM (sbV1u) This is bullshit. Ace let Bannion have keys tot he time machine that he totally doesn't have???

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 31, 2014 09:11 AM (da5Wo)

141 "No need to think of it as stealing -- "otherfuckers" is my gift to the world, and is free for the taking! Posted by: zombie at January 31, 2014 02:08 PM"

And this is why I love The Horde. :-)

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 31, 2014 09:11 AM (wjJGE)

142 I am a misogynist, because I believe that women are more than their plumbing. Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at January 31, 2014 02:07 PM (4df7R) *sidles over* Hi. How you doing? I brought you a present. http://bit.ly/1km7neg

Posted by: alexthechick - Please SMOD. Just for me? at January 31, 2014 09:12 AM (VtjlW)

143 117 Hey Baldilocks! I would like your take on why black women are so opposed to biracial dating/marriages. I know that the common complaint is that the white women are taking all of the good black men, but I think it goes deeper than that. What do you think? Posted by: I Be That Chick at January 31, 2014 02:06 PM (McA1b) This is easy: insecurity about the thing which women have been prized for since the beginning. Physical attractiveness.

Posted by: baldilocks at January 31, 2014 09:12 AM (36Rjy)

144 >>They brought them in because they will say something critical of Republicans. >>They didn't realize that they would also print facts that are not intended to counter the Left, but do. Simpler explanation, the Post has been taking huge loses and decline in circulation. Printing the same old liberal shit just doesn't have the cache it used to and Bezos is all about making money.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 31, 2014 09:12 AM (g1DWB)

145 This is bullshit. Ace let Bannion have keys tot he time machine that he totally doesn't have???

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 31, 2014 02:11 PM (da5Wo)


As usual, you're a day late and a dollar short on the joke.

Now get in the barrel.

Posted by: Sean Bannion[/i][/s][/u][/b] at January 31, 2014 09:12 AM (sbV1u)

146 I really want to know why Boner and the Repubs are doing the Amnesty thing. It's really confusing and kinda insane. I've never seen anything like this in my life. Right before an election they are pojected to dominate, the Repubs are starting a civil war among their own supporters. Have the Dems ever done anything remotely similar?

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at January 31, 2014 09:13 AM (ZPrif)

147 This is bullshit. Ace let Bannion have keys tot he time machine that he totally doesn't have??? Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 31, 2014 02:11 PM (da5Wo) *rests head on your shoulder* *sniffles* It's so mean. So. Mean. *sniffles more*

Posted by: alexthechick - Please SMOD. Just for me? at January 31, 2014 09:13 AM (VtjlW)

148 It's a typo! A typo! Cut me some slack! Posted by: Sean Bannion at January 31, 2014 02:08 PM (sbV1u) A typo. Riiight.

Posted by: blaster at January 31, 2014 09:13 AM (4+AaH)

149 Seriously, who cares except MSNBC?  Why even react to the lowest rated so called network on TV?

Posted by: Registered Voter at January 31, 2014 09:14 AM (Hdbf3)

150 Have the Dems ever done anything remotely similar? Posted by: Flatbush Joe at January 31, 2014 02:13 PM (ZPrif) Certainly not my lifetime. And you're right- it is insane. Even *if* you were going to pursue this agenda, why wouldn't you wait to even start talking about it until after the elections in November?

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at January 31, 2014 09:14 AM (PYAXX)

151 As long as we are talking about race (and not Obamacare or the economy), we are losing.

Kind of like that's the whole idea behind Obama, the Democrats and the media constantly bringing it up.

Posted by: cool breeze at January 31, 2014 09:14 AM (A+/8k)

152 Simpler explanation, the Post has been taking huge loses and decline in circulation. Printing the same old liberal shit just doesn't have the cache it used to and Bezos is all about making money firmly connected to reality..

Posted by: JackStraw at January 31, 2014 02:12 PM (g1DWB)


FIFY

Posted by: Sean Bannion[/i][/s][/u][/b] at January 31, 2014 09:14 AM (sbV1u)

153 No, Volokh will criticize the Repubs plenty. They are part of the libertarian Right that the Left says is tolerable. Until they aren't.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at January 31, 2014 09:14 AM (ZPrif)

154 Does anyone know anything about Lars Larson, the talk radio personality? I was listening to him last night and he confidently declared that there is no evidence Amanda Knox is innocent. She did it. And she should be deported. And anyone who disagrees is doing so because she's cute and from a wealthy family. Made me so angry I've been agitated since then.

Posted by: bonhomme[/i][/b][/i][/b][/s][/s] at January 31, 2014 09:14 AM (A0glY)

155 >>>"only The Other can be guilty of viewing others as The Other" Good one, ace

Posted by: Will work for sig at January 31, 2014 09:14 AM (q177U)

156 The Republicans are being advised by lobbyists (who vote Democrat).

Posted by: soothsayer at January 31, 2014 09:15 AM (DEa3B)

157 *sidles over*

Hi. How you doing?


I brought you a present.


http://bit.ly/1km7neg


Posted by: alexthechick - Please SMOD. Just for me? at January 31, 2014 02:12 PM (VtjlW) /i]

 

 

*sidles over, too*   Why hello there yourself.   Pretty pictures will get you everywhere.   ^_^

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit [/s][/i][/u][/b] at January 31, 2014 09:15 AM (4df7R)

158 Does anyone know anything about Lars Larson, the talk radio personality? Never heard of him. And we don't look for proof of innocence (danged hard to prove a negative), we look for proof of guilt. And there's none of *that* either.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at January 31, 2014 09:15 AM (PYAXX)

159 Have the Dems ever done anything remotely similar? Posted by: Flatbush Joe

When Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act, he figured it would cost him the south.  As it turned out, though, he won by a landslide. 

Posted by: pep at January 31, 2014 09:16 AM (6TB1Z)

160 I can still taste it, and I still want more. To the extent that my wife has (sadly) had to stop cooking with it (or she's hidden the bottle really well), cause I've gone looking for it a couple of times.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at January 31, 2014 02:08 PM (PYAXX)


Then strength and health to you.  My family has its fair share of folks who should never have had their first drop, not to mention their last quart or gallon.   It's a wise man who knows himself and manages himself.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes, think mink. at January 31, 2014 09:16 AM (kXoT0)

161 ace gave you the keys to the time machine Not fair. - If I had they keys I'd go back to 1968 San Francisco, wear flowers in my hair, and talk to all the hippie chicks about peace and love. Of course, I'd need to bring a lot of soap.

Posted by: WalrusRex at January 31, 2014 09:16 AM (Hx5uv)

162 Just a little bit of OT news starring that lady up north:

LINK: http://tinyurl.com/p9nlmog    (yes, from a PPP poll)

Excerpt:

"has a 70 percent favorability rating among GOP primary voters, topping six other potential candidates in the poll, even though her name was not on the list of 2016 GOP candidates to choose from."



Posted by: mrp at January 31, 2014 09:16 AM (JBggj)

163 This is easy: insecurity about the thing which women have been prized for since the beginning. Physical attractiveness. Posted by: baldilocks at January 31, 2014 02:12 PM (36Rjy) Thank you! I think it's as simple as that too. And yet, when I say that, I am shouted down. And honestly, there are several white men I know who have dated and/or married black women of all shapes, sizes and colors. Yet, this attitude exists.

Posted by: I Be That Chick at January 31, 2014 09:16 AM (McA1b)

164 Does anyone know anything about Lars Larson, the talk radio personality?

Sounds Scandi.

Posted by: HR at January 31, 2014 09:16 AM (ZKzrr)

165 For the Empress, MWR and really everyone but Bannion. Cause I don't like that guy. And he's a racist. http://tinyurl.com/lf5dt5k

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 31, 2014 09:16 AM (da5Wo)

166 And you're right- it is insane. Even *if* you were going to pursue this agenda, why wouldn't you wait to even start talking about it until after the elections in November? And why even bring this up when they could be campaigning against 404Care? There's a whole truckload of low-hanging fruit that's going to rot on the tree. Again.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit [/i][/s][/b] at January 31, 2014 09:17 AM (0HooB)

167 *sidles over, too* Why hello there yourself. Pretty pictures will get you everywhere.

Everywhere??

Careful!  She's wearing a thong!  Everyone back away slowly!

Posted by: Sean Bannion[/i][/s][/u][/b] at January 31, 2014 09:17 AM (sbV1u)

168 When times are tough and it's hard to find good help, sometimes you have to adopt and marry the kind of help that a proper immigration and amnesty policy produces.

Posted by: Fritz at January 31, 2014 09:17 AM (UzPAd)

169 If I had they keys I'd go back to 1968 San Francisco, wear flowers in my hair, and talk to all the hippie chicks about peace and love. Of course, I'd need to bring a lot of soap. You misspelled "penicillin."

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at January 31, 2014 09:17 AM (PYAXX)

170 This whole thing is super retarded because lefty criticism about conservative racial politics is generally about undertones, not the racial makeup of your family (who cares?) Stuff like "food stamp president," the viralization of the dumb hood Obamaphone lady, the idea that Obamacare is primarily about funding unproductive moochers. There's a diff between stuff that has a racial element and straight up racism, but if you don't think race plays some role in base politics, you're an idiot confusing your own views for all of your co-partisans.

Posted by: Jerec at January 31, 2014 09:17 AM (O/BQ5)

171 It's a typo! A typo! Cut me some slack! Posted by: Sean Bannion at January 31, 2014 02:08 PM (sbV1u) First of all, time machine boy, you have violated the AoSHQ Style Manual by not blaming autocorrect. B. You better be sharing those keys. III. Oh, yeah, cut you some slack. Because what the Horde is known for is mercy. Quattro. Bipartisanship http://bit.ly/1lq6Pbl

Posted by: alexthechick - Please SMOD. Just for me? at January 31, 2014 09:17 AM (VtjlW)

172 Does anyone know anything about Lars Larson, the talk radio personality? Sounds like a damn, dirty scandi.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 31, 2014 09:17 AM (cUARf)

173 The popular opposition to the Administration comes largely from older whites who feel threatened, underemployed, overlooked, and disdained in a globalized economy and in an increasingly diverse country. Get that everyone? Older whites. Like the Democratic congressional leadership.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 31, 2014 09:17 AM (659DL)

174 For the Empress, MWR and really everyone but Bannion. Cause I don't like that guy. And he's a racist.

No elbows for you!

Posted by: Sean Bannion, The Pointy Elbow Nazi[/i][/s][/u][/b] at January 31, 2014 09:18 AM (sbV1u)

175 Volokh will criticize the Repubs plenty.

The difference is that we're used to criticism, and welcome it when it's based in fact.

Posted by: pep at January 31, 2014 09:18 AM (6TB1Z)

176 An example on the Left might be free trade. Many of the Ruling Class on the Left do believe free trade deals are good, but they usually vote no cause Big Labor and many of their voters hate it. When given enough political cover they do tend to vote for it, though. So it'd be like the Dems, right before a big election they are projected to dominate thx to anti-free trade Big Labor, announcing a new push to pass a bunch of free trade agreements right before the election.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at January 31, 2014 09:18 AM (ZPrif)

177 They hate us.If they could start a pogrom against us today,they would.

Posted by: steevy at January 31, 2014 09:18 AM (zqvg6)

178 Thank you! I think it's as simple as that too. And yet, when I say that, I am shouted down. And honestly, there are several white men I know who have dated and/or married black women of all shapes, sizes and colors. Yet, this attitude exists. Posted by: I Be That Chick at January 31, 2014 02:16 PM (McA1b) As I grow older, I have learned this lesson: we get what we think we will get.

Posted by: baldilocks at January 31, 2014 09:18 AM (36Rjy)

179 83 I think the thing that drives liberals crazy are Christians that adopt Black children. They actually suggest that this is some sort of indoctrination and state agencies often try to prevent bi racial adoptions. Why? Ask a liberal. Posted by: Nip Sip at January 31, 2014 01:58 PM (0FSuD) --------------------------- The hardcore true believers can't be converted but the useful idiots CAN be changed. I have read that Sandra Bullock at first rejected the role in The Blind Side because she did not want to play a Christian (eeeewwww!) and the story didn't quite make sense to her. (IOW, it didn't fit the Narrative.) After meeting the white family and the black kid, she changed her mind. The right-wing Evangelicals weren't what she expected. She ended up so inspired by them that she herself chose to adopt from the projects. Now, I hardly think she's turned into a political conservative. I'm sure she's still a proper "liberal.". But it's a crack in the Narrative, a seed of doubt. Any crack we can make reduces the strength of the Left's Narrative and their ability to Otherize us.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at January 31, 2014 09:18 AM (dfYL9)

180 This is easy: insecurity about the thing which women have been prized for since the beginning. Physical attractiveness.

Posted by: baldilocks at January 31, 2014 02:12 PM (36Rjy)


Ever since how Black chicks treat a Black Chick with naturally "good" hair?  It ain't purty.  Kinda like the way White Chicks treat a natural blonde.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes, think mink. at January 31, 2014 09:18 AM (kXoT0)

181 ****NERD ALERT!*** Jeremey irons cast as alfred! Jessie Eisenberg cast as lex luthor!! Superman 2!!!

Posted by: Will work for sig at January 31, 2014 09:19 AM (q177U)

182 Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 31, 2014 02:16 PM (da5Wo)

My wife says she's a slut and a bitch because she dumped Derek Jeter.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 31, 2014 09:19 AM (QFxY5)

183 Keep forging moats of truth, Ace. Soon, you'll have a fortress of concentric circles, so far and so wide, that the repercussions just might hit one tone deaf LiV. I believe.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 31, 2014 09:20 AM (IXrOn)

184 Posted by: alexthechick - Please SMOD. Just for me? at January 31, 2014 02:17 PM (VtjlW)

Wow!

And the hair!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 31, 2014 09:20 AM (QFxY5)

185 177 They hate us.If they could start a pogrom against us today, they would. Posted by: steevy at January 31, 2014 02:18 PM (zqvg6) Darn those pesky guns!

Posted by: baldilocks at January 31, 2014 09:20 AM (36Rjy)

186

Indeed, among families with step-children or adopted children...

 

This has been bothering me since it was first linked this morning.  The stats are not about mixed race households; they are about "blended families" via adoption and marriage of people who are already parents. 

 

As long as we're going to pride ourselves on data lets make sure we label it correctly.

Posted by: Frumious Bandersnatch at January 31, 2014 09:21 AM (A0sHn)

187 I'm surprised Mitch Mcconnel is not out swinging and getting media attention

Posted by: avi at January 31, 2014 09:21 AM (p/izY)

188 Quattro. Bipartisanship  Posted by: alexthechick - Please SMOD. Just for me? at January 31, 2014 02:17 PM (VtjlW)

Here's some Quaco for you instead

http://tinyurl.com/kbbg89y

Posted by: Sean Bannion, The Pointy Elbow Nazi[/i][/s][/u][/b] at January 31, 2014 09:21 AM (sbV1u)

189

 I am a bigot. I openly and unapologetically hate leftwingers.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at January 31, 2014 02:03 PM (4df7R)

 

--------------------------------------------

 

 

I am to an extent.  Had a strange experience last evening.  Was talking to a woman that was a leftist through and through, voting twice for Dear Leader, supported the occupy  movement, the works.

 

And then last evening.  She's  now  with a network of Texans  and Oklahomans  trying to get a  Ted Cruz for president website and petition going.  She bought a .357 revolver and is learning how to shoot.  And she wants to get rid of her sensible, politically correct  car  and get a large SUV.  I don't know what happened, but I was smiling through the whole conversation.

Posted by: Soona at January 31, 2014 09:21 AM (BkpOh)

190 154 Does anyone know anything about Lars Larson, the talk radio personality? I was listening to him last night and he confidently declared that there is no evidence Amanda Knox is innocent. She did it. And she should be deported. And anyone who disagrees is doing so because she's cute and from a wealthy family. Made me so angry I've been agitated since then. --- The only thing this whole circus has convinced me of is that the Italian court system is a joke. Getting multiple trials for the same offense, Knox getting convicted of slander / libel for claiming that a specific individual was likely the real killer, etc.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at January 31, 2014 09:21 AM (/Crba)

191 / This whole thing is super retarded because lefty criticism about conservative racial politics is generally about undertones, not the racial makeup of your family (who cares?) / Hey man, as much as that may be true, THIS TIME it was about biracial families. Put it in the win column and move on.

Posted by: Yoshi, Aggrieved Victim of the White Man at January 31, 2014 09:22 AM (ZEvg7)

192 Moats of truth? Ace also has a River Of Consequences. Bet you didn't know that.

Posted by: soothsayer at January 31, 2014 09:22 AM (DEa3B)

193 My wife says she's a slut and a bitch because she dumped Derek Jeter. Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 31, 2014 02:19 PM (QFxY5) I.....that....uh....what?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 31, 2014 09:22 AM (da5Wo)

194 The popular opposition to the Administration comes largely from older whites who feel threatened, underemployed, overlooked, and disdained in a globalized economy and in an increasingly diverse country. Get that everyone? Older whites. Like the Democratic congressional leadership. The Robert Byrd faction.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 31, 2014 09:22 AM (cUARf)

195 Oooh, BC and AtC bringin' the pretty!

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit [/s][/i][/u][/b] at January 31, 2014 09:22 AM (4df7R)

196

Even *if* you were going to pursue this agenda, why wouldn't you wait to even start talking about it until after the elections in November?

 

-

 

Because they   want those sweet, sweet chamber of commerce donations to their campaign war chests.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at January 31, 2014 09:22 AM (aq5Dc)

197 Come see Ace's Lake Of Contemplation!

Posted by: soothsayer at January 31, 2014 09:23 AM (DEa3B)

198 As long as we're going to pride ourselves on data lets make sure we label it correctly. Posted by: Frumious Bandersnatch at January 31, 2014 02:21 PM (A0sHn) Good point.

Posted by: Yoshi, Aggrieved Victim of the White Man at January 31, 2014 09:23 AM (ZEvg7)

199 I think Eisenberg is a bad choice. They should've gotten Bryan Cranston.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 31, 2014 09:23 AM (oFCZn)

200 And then last evening. She's now with a network of Texans and Oklahomans trying to get a Ted Cruz for president website and petition going. She bought a .357 revolver and is learning how to shoot. And she wants to get rid of her sensible, politically correct car and get a large SUV. I don't know what happened, but I was smiling through the whole conversation.

 

Posted by: Soona at January 31, 2014 02:21 PM (BkpOh)

 

 

Good for her!    

 

When the scales from from their eyes, the conversion from leftwing to right can be remarkably fast.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit [/s][/i][/u][/b] at January 31, 2014 09:23 AM (4df7R)

201 Bald Jesse Eisenberg? I shudder.

Posted by: Lincolntf at January 31, 2014 09:24 AM (ZshNr)

202 OT: suspicious powder mailed to several hotels and to Giuliani. Obviously another tea party terror attack. See Drudge.

Posted by: WalrusRex at January 31, 2014 09:24 AM (Hx5uv)

203 In Wisconsin Ace's Lake of contemplation is frozen with 2' of ice. I will worry about Ace's River Of Consequences at a later date. TGIF

Posted by: Misanthropic Humantiarian at January 31, 2014 09:24 AM (HVff2)

204 Ever since how Black chicks treat a Black Chick with naturally "good" hair? It ain't purty. Kinda like the way White Chicks treat a natural blonde. Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes, think mink. at January 31, 2014 02:18 PM (kXoT0) I have many people with that sort of hair in my family, so yes. Conversely, however, someone like me--very black African looking--was teased for being ugly. Humans--why I'm building a bunker.

Posted by: baldilocks at January 31, 2014 09:24 AM (36Rjy)

205 Heisenberg, Not Eisenberg!

Posted by: Lincolntf at January 31, 2014 09:24 AM (ZshNr)

206 199 I think Eisenberg is a bad choice. They should've gotten Bryan Cranston. Just Say. My. Name.

Posted by: Zombie Walter White at January 31, 2014 09:25 AM (7ObY1)

207 Who on earth is Jesse Eisenberg?

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit [/s][/i][/u][/b] at January 31, 2014 09:25 AM (4df7R)

208 And then last evening. She's now with a network of Texans and Oklahomans trying to get a Ted Cruz for president website and petition going. She bought a .357 revolver and is learning how to shoot. And she wants to get rid of her sensible, politically correct car and get a large SUV. I don't know what happened, but I was smiling through the whole conversation. What's the relapse/recidivism rate?

Posted by: rickb223 at January 31, 2014 09:25 AM (cUARf)

209 sooth, no mention of my Oceans of Regret?

Posted by: ace at January 31, 2014 09:25 AM (/FnUH)

210 Fun fact: within each ethnic group males are darker-skinned than females. So Japanese men are darker than Japanese women. Swedish men are darker than Swedish women. Navajo men are darker than Navajo women. Nigerian men are darker than Nigerian women. Darker skin is a secondary sexual characteristic of males. This is why "tall, dark, and handsome" is a universal preference for women. This got all complicated in the last 500 years as humans started moving around the planet and intermixing.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at January 31, 2014 09:25 AM (ZPrif)

211 Apropos of not much, I don't know if anyone heard it yesterday, but Dan Marino outed hisself as a Conservative on Hannity's radio show yesterday. OK, you racist tea baggers you, I gotta go get ready for my evening gig. Y'all have fun and try not to trash the place, 'k?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit [/i][/s][/b] at January 31, 2014 09:26 AM (0HooB)

212 Ever since how Black chicks treat a Black Chick with naturally "good" hair? It ain't purty. Kinda like the way White Chicks treat a natural blonde. Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes, think mink. at January 31, 2014 02:18 PM (kXoT0) Hair is just part of it with blacks. Facial features, body shapes and skin tone are important too. Pretty pathetic, but true. And you are right about white females' hatred towards the blondes. OMG! Having grown up with white females, I always found it funny and sad how they would bash the crap out of a blonde hair, blue eyed female, especially if she was pretty. Man...talk about the claws coming out.

Posted by: I Be That Chick at January 31, 2014 09:26 AM (McA1b)

213 Humans--why I'm building a bunker. Posted by: baldilocks at January 31, 2014 02:24 PM (36Rjy) I'm telling you, if I ever end up with a shitpile of money, the Horde needs to go in on a bunch of land out west and build a compound.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 31, 2014 09:26 AM (da5Wo)

214 Puddles Of Sorrow

Posted by: soothsayer at January 31, 2014 09:26 AM (DEa3B)

215 I saw Eisenberg in a Netflix movie about Orthodox kids smuggling oxy. He has been in big movies since, played the FB founder.

Posted by: Lincolntf at January 31, 2014 09:26 AM (ZshNr)

216 no mention of my Oceans of Regret?

Posted by: ace at January 31, 2014 02:25 PM (/FnUH)

 

 

Are those     the same as Oceans of Tomorrow?

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit [/s][/i][/u][/b] at January 31, 2014 09:26 AM (4df7R)

217 Yay! My boss has said I don't have to be at that 4PM meeting!

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at January 31, 2014 09:27 AM (PYAXX)

218 Your headline could have been "It Turns Out Conservatives Are 10% More Likely to be Part of a Mixed Race Family"

Posted by: MATH at January 31, 2014 01:45 PM (nELVU)

You're such a showoff!

Posted by: CHEMISTRY at January 31, 2014 09:27 AM (Kkt/i)

219 The Allman Brothers are calling it quits. Drink one up for the original Southern Rockers.

Posted by: BlueStateRebel at January 31, 2014 09:27 AM (7ObY1)

220 They hate us.If they could start a pogrom against us today,they would. Posted by: steevy

Given the disparities in gun ownership, you would think that they who start every sentence by thanking us for being so civil.

Posted by: Jean at January 31, 2014 09:27 AM (4JkHl)

221 OT: suspicious powder mailed to several hotels and to Giuliani. Obviously another tea party terror attack. See Drudge. Police Officer Dan observed the powder pretend to be on the phone as people passed by. When the area was clear of onlookers, the powder began peering into cars and pulling on door handles as if testing them to see if they were unlocked. Powder walked slowly down the street, looking back several times as if to see who was looking at it. Officer decided to do a Terry stop to further investigate the powder which was behaving in a suspicious manner.

Posted by: bonhomme[/i][/b][/i][/b][/s][/s] at January 31, 2014 09:27 AM (A0glY)

222 Ace's Stream Of Shame

Posted by: soothsayer at January 31, 2014 09:27 AM (DEa3B)

223 Humans--why I'm building a bunker. Posted by: baldilocks at January 31, 2014 02:24 PM (36Rjy) #Notafan

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 31, 2014 09:27 AM (oFCZn)

224 I saw Oceans of Regret open for George Michael '85.

Posted by: OregonMuse at January 31, 2014 09:28 AM (I8YZX)

225 I'm telling you, if I ever end up with a shitpile of money, the Horde needs to go in on a bunch of land out west and build a compound. I am SO in!

Posted by: BlueStateRebel at January 31, 2014 09:28 AM (7ObY1)

226 This has been bothering me since it was first linked this morning. The stats are not about mixed race households; they are about "blended families" via adoption and marriage of people who are already parents.

As long as we're going to pride ourselves on data lets make sure we label it correctly.

--

Good gawd, this all strikes me as terribly nitpicky.  I'm so sick of this race crap, I swear I could vomit.  Why does the Left get to foment this ridiculous racist canard...and we let them by incessantly talking about it, fine pointing and splitting hairs about it.  In all of my 50 years, I've never been marinated in race like I'm being forced to today.  I'm sick of being on the defensive for an issue that just has no proof.  Shouldn't we be redirecting the conversation back to the economy or the healthcare fiasco, or the failing education system?  There has to be a way to learn how to play the game, 'cause we sure don't do it very well.

Maybe it's just me. 

Posted by: Lady in Black at January 31, 2014 09:28 AM (Oa7B2)

227

YAAAY, AllenG!   Did you at least find out what it's about?

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit [/s][/i][/u][/b] at January 31, 2014 09:28 AM (4df7R)

228 199 I think Eisenberg is a bad choice. They should've gotten Bryan Cranston. --- Depends on what version of Luthor they're trying to do. The "traditional" bald hardass Luthor would be perfect for Cranston. A younger version of him, around Superman's age, is what they're probably going for with Eisenberg.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at January 31, 2014 09:28 AM (/Crba)

229 Ice Floes of Ennui

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 31, 2014 09:29 AM (659DL)

230 And you are right about white females' hatred towards the blondes. OMG! Having grown up with white females, I always found it funny and sad how they would bash the crap out of a blonde hair, blue eyed female, especially if she was pretty. Man...talk about the claws coming out. Is that because of the blonde hair or the perceived lowering of IQ & resulting jokes?

Posted by: rickb223 at January 31, 2014 09:29 AM (cUARf)

231 Brooks of Barbarism

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit [/s][/i][/u][/b] at January 31, 2014 09:29 AM (4df7R)

232 207 Who on earth is Jesse Eisenberg? When Jesse Pinkman was speeding away from that Neo-Nazi meth compound, his body was overtaken with Heisenberg's dying spirit...but the "H" got lost in the ether.

Posted by: BlueStateRebel at January 31, 2014 09:29 AM (7ObY1)

233 When the scales from from their eyes, the conversion from leftwing to right can be remarkably fast.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at January 31, 2014 02:23 PM (4df7R)

 

 

-----------------------------------------------

 

 

Well, she has been working in the oil patch for a couple of years, so that might have something to do with it.

Posted by: Soona at January 31, 2014 09:29 AM (BkpOh)

234 no mention of my Oceans of Regret? Posted by: ace at January 31, 2014 02:25 PM (/FnUH) You don't need no stinking Oceans of Regret. And if you do, for God's sake, wear PFD.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humantiarian at January 31, 2014 09:29 AM (HVff2)

235 229 Ice Floes of Ennui --- Rosebud... ennui... with mustard...

Posted by: Charles Foster Kane at January 31, 2014 09:29 AM (/Crba)

236 Fun fact: within each ethnic group males are darker-skinned than females. So Japanese men are darker than Japanese women. Swedish men are darker than Swedish women. Navajo men are darker than Navajo women. Nigerian men are darker than Nigerian women.

Darker skin is a secondary sexual characteristic of males. This is why "tall, dark, and handsome" is a universal preference for women.

This got all complicated in the last 500 years as humans started moving around the planet and intermixing. Posted by: Flatbush Joe


Anti-Ginger remains the only safe racism

Posted by: Jean at January 31, 2014 09:29 AM (4JkHl)

237 Puddles of Pathos

Posted by: steevy at January 31, 2014 09:29 AM (zqvg6)

238 a Bunker Of Courage?

Posted by: soothsayer at January 31, 2014 09:30 AM (DEa3B)

239 YAAAY, AllenG! Did you at least find out what it's about? Probably has to do with the fact they axed 3 or 4 Directors yesterday. Plus a host of other IT personnel.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at January 31, 2014 09:30 AM (PYAXX)

240 Bubbling Brooks of Introspection.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit [/i][/s][/b] at January 31, 2014 09:30 AM (0HooB)

241 And hats off to the Volokh Conspiracy and their new gig: setting up shop in the belly of the beast and inflicting gastrointestinal pain on the proglodyte WaPo audience by using facts, evidence, and logic.

Posted by: OregonMuse at January 31, 2014 09:30 AM (I8YZX)

242 I'm telling you, if I ever end up with a shitpile of money, the Horde needs to go in on a bunch of land out west and build a compound. Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 31, 2014 02:26 PM (da5Wo) Throw in a SAM system, while we're dreaming.

Posted by: baldilocks at January 31, 2014 09:30 AM (36Rjy)

243 Anti-Ginger remains the only safe racism

Posted by: Jean at January 31, 2014 02:29 PM (4JkHl)

 

*COUGH*

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit [/s][/i][/u][/b] at January 31, 2014 09:30 AM (4df7R)

244 Anti-Ginger remains the only safe racism Posted by: Jean at January 31, 2014 02:29 PM (4JkHl) Well, that and Auburn people are of the Devil.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 31, 2014 09:31 AM (659DL)

245
Anti-Ginger remains the only safe racism

Posted by: Jean at January 31, 2014 02:29 PM (4JkHl)



Ginger males.  Ginger females are a national treasure and we need more of them.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 31, 2014 09:31 AM (lr3d7)

246

Lakes of    Lasciviousness

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit [/s][/i][/u][/b] at January 31, 2014 09:31 AM (4df7R)

247 Is that because of the blonde hair or the perceived lowering of IQ & resulting jokes? Posted by: rickb223 at January 31, 2014 02:29 PM (cUARf) It was both, but mostly concerning the blonde hair. Never understood that...if you want blonde hair, then dye it blonde. I was honey blonde during the nineties and had a blast!

Posted by: I Be That Chick at January 31, 2014 09:32 AM (McA1b)

248 a Bunker Of Courage? Posted by: soothsayer at January 31, 2014 02:30 PM (DEa3B) A Bunker of Cleavage?

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 31, 2014 09:32 AM (oFCZn)

249 Tinkles of Twilight

Posted by: tasker at January 31, 2014 09:32 AM (RJMhd)

250 Tributaries of Travail

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 31, 2014 09:32 AM (da5Wo)

251 Ginger males. Ginger females are a national treasure and we need more of them.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 31, 2014 02:31 PM (lr3d7)

 

Colorado Alex will be spared.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit [/s][/i][/u][/b] at January 31, 2014 09:32 AM (4df7R)

252 I was honey blonde during the nineties and had a blast! Do dyslexic blondes have more fnu?

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at January 31, 2014 09:32 AM (PYAXX)

253 Water Gaps of Weariness

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit [/s][/i][/u][/b] at January 31, 2014 09:33 AM (4df7R)

254 Trickles of Twittisisms

Posted by: tasker at January 31, 2014 09:33 AM (RJMhd)

255 Throw in a SAM system, while we're dreaming. I'd like one of those self-contained nuclear reactor power stations Sandia Labs is working on. It's the size of a school bus. They bury the thing and run power lines to it. It could power a small town for 50 years.

Posted by: bonhomme[/i][/b][/i][/b][/s][/s] at January 31, 2014 09:33 AM (A0glY)

256 Dew of despair

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at January 31, 2014 09:33 AM (aq5Dc)

257 "Lakes of Lasciviousness Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at January 31, 2014 02:31 PM"

Are there trampolines on the beaches?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 31, 2014 09:33 AM (wjJGE)

258 OK Horde, how did I not know about tapiture?

http://tinyurl.com/l3t34hv

Posted by: Jean at January 31, 2014 09:34 AM (4JkHl)

259

Fountains of Forgetfulness

Wellsprings of Solidarity

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit [/s][/i][/u][/b] at January 31, 2014 09:34 AM (4df7R)

260 Posted by: bonhomme at January 31, 2014 02:33 PM (A0glY) So what happens after 50 years?

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at January 31, 2014 09:34 AM (PYAXX)

261 Are there trampolines on the beaches?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 31, 2014 02:33 PM (wjJGE)

 

You have to ASK?

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit [/s][/i][/u][/b] at January 31, 2014 09:34 AM (4df7R)

262 Brooks of bastards, springs of shitheads? Why yes that be the lib way.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humantiarian at January 31, 2014 09:34 AM (HVff2)

263 Torrents of Typos

Posted by: tasker at January 31, 2014 09:34 AM (RJMhd)

264 Flop sweat of angst

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at January 31, 2014 09:34 AM (aq5Dc)

265 An octagon of  consternation.

Posted by: Soona at January 31, 2014 09:35 AM (BkpOh)

266 Torrents of    Trampolines

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit [/s][/i][/u][/b] at January 31, 2014 09:35 AM (4df7R)

267 Valley Of Virginity

Posted by: soothsayer at January 31, 2014 09:35 AM (DEa3B)

268 Dominion of The Double Post

Posted by: tasker at January 31, 2014 09:35 AM (RJMhd)

269 Posted by: Jean at January 31, 2014 02:34 PM (4JkHl) Warning- good chance its NSFW. I clicked off pretty quickly once I saw.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at January 31, 2014 09:35 AM (PYAXX)

270 "You have to ASK? Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at January 31, 2014 02:34 PM"


Silly me.  I must need moar coffee....*wanders off towards coffee machine*

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 31, 2014 09:35 AM (wjJGE)

271 So what happens after 50 years?>>

You weaponize it.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at January 31, 2014 09:36 AM (tf9Ne)

272 And then last evening. She's now with a network of Texans and Oklahomans trying to get a Ted Cruz for president website and petition going. She bought a .357 revolver and is learning how to shoot. And she wants to get rid of her sensible, politically correct car and get a large SUV. I don't know what happened, but I was smiling through the whole conversation.

Posted by: Soona at January 31, 2014 02:21 PM (BkpOh)


Just spitballin' here, but, I bet HER ox finally got gored in some major way and either died or is on life support.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes, think mink. at January 31, 2014 09:36 AM (kXoT0)

273 So what happens after 50 years? Boom or whimper.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 31, 2014 09:36 AM (cUARf)

274 Handmaiden to Upton

Posted by: tasker at January 31, 2014 09:36 AM (RJMhd)

275 So what happens after 50 years? You dig it up and replace it. Unless society is gone and there are no replacements.

Posted by: bonhomme[/i][/b][/i][/b][/s][/s] at January 31, 2014 09:36 AM (A0glY)

276 The Abyss of Open Tags

Posted by: ace at January 31, 2014 09:36 AM (/FnUH)

277
Think of the WaPo readers whose heads are exploding at the presence of Volokh. Hehe.

Posted by: Retread at January 31, 2014 01:43 PM (G+w7R)









Time to break out a copy of "Scanners" for the Friday night movie........

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 31, 2014 09:36 AM (TIIx5)

278 258 OK Horde, how did I not know about tapiture? I didn't need to know, let alone click onto it. Ehhh gadz

Posted by: Misanthropic Humantiarian at January 31, 2014 09:36 AM (HVff2)

279 225 I'm telling you, if I ever end up with a shitpile of money, the Horde needs to go in on a bunch of land out west and build a compound.

I am SO in! Posted by: BlueStateRebel


We'll all go. 

Well, not the Irish.

Posted by: pep at January 31, 2014 09:37 AM (6TB1Z)

280 Does anyone know anything about Lars Larson, He a local talk guy on WBT, in CLT. Pretty conservative. All 50 of his tea party listeners call everyday.

Posted by: nip sip at January 31, 2014 09:37 AM (0FSuD)

281 Just spitballin' here, but, I bet HER ox finally got gored in some major way and either died or is on life support. --- It IS January... maybe she saw her W2, with the taxes listed, in addition to getting her newest health insurance bill.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at January 31, 2014 09:38 AM (/Crba)

282 You remember the start of the Arab Spring where Tunisia switched governments and they didn't go completely crazy/evil? Well, now: Tunisia’s recently sworn-in tourism minister turned in her resignation after it was discovered she flew to an Israeli airport eight years ago. Even though Amel Karboul never left the airport, her 2006 visit sparked controversy among some parliamentary members because of the countries’ tense diplomatic relationship.

Posted by: WalrusRex at January 31, 2014 09:38 AM (Hx5uv)

283 Nood skydiver.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 31, 2014 09:39 AM (cUARf)

284 244 Anti-Ginger remains the only safe racism Wait, so we can not hate on Scandi's anymore. Damn

Posted by: nip sip at January 31, 2014 09:39 AM (0FSuD)

285 The Utopian dream is coming unglued - all the red diaper babies, their planned machinations coming unhinged, and they've got nothing left but to yell and call names.

A tantrum of La Internationale proportions...



Boy, to have the popcorn and bourbon concession stand..... and watch it implode...

Posted by: fred zeppelin at January 31, 2014 09:39 AM (zL/eJ)

286

It's not hard to see why libs are such stealth racists - their entire ideology depends on "the down trodden" who need championing.  Any reduction in the number of  "the down trodden" represents a reduction in constituents.


The secret to liberalism (leftism) is to pander without actual solutions for the problems of "the down trodden".


Expanding the lower class for leftists represents success for their ideology.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at January 31, 2014 09:39 AM (BZAd3)

287 Just spitballin' here, but, I bet HER ox finally got gored in some major way and either died or is on life support.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes, think mink. at January 31, 2014 02:36 PM (kXoT0)

 

 

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I was thinking a major fuck-over with Ocare.  But with this regime the possibilities are endless.

Posted by: Soona at January 31, 2014 09:39 AM (BkpOh)

288 the idea that Obamacare is primarily about funding unproductive moochers.

Sad that proggs read "unproductive moochers" and immediately think "black people" when the the biggest moochers by dollar value are white--Al Gore got millions in porkulus funds--but here we are.

Posted by: HR at January 31, 2014 09:39 AM (ZKzrr)

289 The Imbroglio of Italics

Posted by: tasker at January 31, 2014 09:40 AM (RJMhd)

290
Anti-Ginger remains the only safe racism

Posted by: Jean at January 31, 2014 02:29 PM (4JkHl)










Is it possible to be a "race" when they don't have souls?

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 31, 2014 09:40 AM (TIIx5)

291 did anyone see the Americans For Prosperity ad about obamacare? It's emotional and damning. And it just aired on CNN. color me surprised; I didn't know the Right had it in em.

Posted by: soothsayer at January 31, 2014 09:41 AM (DEa3B)

292 Wetlands of Woe

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 31, 2014 09:41 AM (BAS5M)

293 Is it possible to be a "race" when they don't have souls?

We have souls.  Lots of them.  In jars.

Posted by: HR at January 31, 2014 09:43 AM (ZKzrr)

294 {i]Is it possible to be a "race" when they don't have souls?
Posted by: IllTemperedCur

That new unknown pool of DNA in Europe -  all gingers. 

Posted by: Jean at January 31, 2014 09:44 AM (4JkHl)

295 I'm not really sure if Jesse Eisenberg will actually play Lex Luthor. They call this the Eisenberg Uncertainly Principle.

Posted by: zombie at January 31, 2014 09:45 AM (+cx5n)

296 Island of Italicans

Posted by: noone, really [/i] [/b] at January 31, 2014 09:45 AM (5ikDv)

297 Suicide is tragic. I only knew one suicide that I could commiserate with for a  moment, and that case is of a friend whose wife had died from cancer, and he soon after got a "get your affairs in order" diagnosis of his own by his doc. He could not face the same ordeal alone and he drew a warm bath and opened up a vein at age 76.   Even that case tore his doc up. I knew them both, both were musicians that I played with.

Knew another guy, perfectly healthy, he committed suicide. No note, no nothing. It was like a big F you to all of his friends and family.

Condolences to Joffen's friends and family. They will need it.

Posted by: navybrat at January 31, 2014 09:46 AM (AW7Gr)

298 They call this the Eisenberg Uncertainly Principle.

Posted by: zombie at January 31, 2014 02:45 PM (+cx5n)


Oft quoted - rarely understood.  Thank you for expressing it in layman's terms.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at January 31, 2014 09:48 AM (BZAd3)

299 I will never give up my mockery of the filthy iceback and their skijockey ways.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at January 31, 2014 09:52 AM (zfY+H)

300 "Here's how bigotry works: You don't know many (or any) members of a group you have antipathy towards. Because you know nothing about them, you view them as The Other, and, untainted by fact or personal experience, you can imagine them as wholly alien, foreign, and, of course, evil and inhuman." since leftists will never change, the only possible solution is to do the same towards them. After all turning the other check never brought us anything good.

Posted by: fromabroad at January 31, 2014 10:05 AM (rnV3B)

301 No bias here, move along. Posted by: nip sip at January 31, 2014 02:02 PM (0FSuD) Good point. I don't watch those shows anymore so hadn't noticed. Someone should go on the show and ask why that's happening.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 31, 2014 10:08 AM (oFCZn)

302
   "Reality-based community".

    The left exists in this reality.  It is a reality based in FICTION.

     Never going to dissuade them, based on that.

    So just call them out as ass sucking shitwipes, or any other epithet of your choice and disregard them unless it is to mock them.
 
   And make sure, when you do, that there is an audience there to witness.

Posted by: irongrampa at January 31, 2014 10:13 AM (SAMxH)

303 Octagon of Otherfuckers.

Posted by: brevity at January 31, 2014 10:16 AM (KFoLW)

304 See, The WaPo made a mistake by not following FoxNews' patented method of casting adversarial commentators. Fox uses Juan Williams and Alan Colmes to present the libside of arguments. WaPo uses Volokh to do the obverse. More simply, Fox employs two helmet-wearing little-bus-riding straw-idiots to present a target even Bill O'Reilly can out-think. WaPo, not so much.

Posted by: jwpaine @PirateBallerina at January 31, 2014 10:20 AM (2oU2+)

305 The only reason the Left can pull this shit is because of their near-monopoly on media. Destroy that, create a level playing field of competing voices, and the bullshit level will go way down. But in order to do that we literally have to destroy the media and rebuild from the ground up. All the major media outlets are systematically corrupt. Any "reforms" they make will be grudging and token gestures. Any alternative conservative media will be mocked and attacked. The attack has to follow four main avenues: legal, financial, personal, and intellectual. LEGAL: sue them. All the time. For anything. Do what Michael Mann is trying to do to Mark Steyn. Sue them for every damned thing they say, true or not. Make them spend millions of dollars and hours in court. Use legal "discovery" to reveal shameful facts. Harass them. This works: the Scientologists managed to defeat the fucking IRS that way. FINANCIAL: destroy their income stream. They're doing it pretty well themselves but it has to be accelerated. Boycotts don't work, but un-bundling cable would starve a lot of lefty media of subsidies. Also: use antitrust laws to go after the media conglomerates. Would MSNBC be able to survive without the constant subsidy from its parent? PERSONAL: I've suggested this before. Use Alinsky tactics against people in media, focusing especially on the invisible keystone people like producers and writers of the so-called "news" programs. Discredit them, destroy their reputations, get them jailed. Legal attacks on them as individuals would accomplish a hell of a lot simply through intimidation. INTELLECTUAL: This is the only one conservatives are even halfway accomplishing right now. There needs to be much more constant pushback against lefty lies -- and a much more aggressive offense. We shouldn't constantly be defending ourselves against their bullshit, we should be making them constantly defend their idiotic and evil notions. Nothing will change until we take the megaphone away from the evil motherfuckers who control it and smash it to pieces.

Posted by: Trimegistus at January 31, 2014 10:28 AM (SONPB)

306 Stop being so thin-skinned, wingnuts! Shut up and take the constant, 24-7, slanderous attacks! We can't do anything about it so relax and enjoy!

Posted by: Jerkoff at January 31, 2014 10:34 AM (YmPwQ)

307 I'm a little lost as to why these statistics only consider step/adopted relationships. What about biracial children? My own are part white, part Japanese. Between my extended family and that of my wife, we have cousins who are white/African, Japanese/Afro-Caribbean, white/Cuban, white/Mexican/Native American, white/Korean, white/Filipino. And that doesn't even include the Japanese aunt who married a Chinese man and adopted children of three other ethnicities. We must be quite the racist bunch...

Posted by: Anti-miscegenist at January 31, 2014 11:15 AM (73tEA)

308 Volokh is being paid by Bezos to troll WAPO HAHAHA.

Posted by: midwestconservative at January 31, 2014 11:26 AM (eFTkY)

309 statistics schmatistics... THERE STILL AINT NO BLACK DEMOCRAT POLITICIAN OUT THERE THAT HAS ADOPTED ONLY WHITE CHILDREN because if there were we would know about it- the msm would drag that up for all the race mongers and baiters and whores out there to call them uncle toms and house you-know-whats...

Posted by: sound awake at January 31, 2014 11:40 AM (pk/NG)

310 Volokh attached, even as just a blog to the WP is just very delicious and makes me want to buy as much on Amazon.com as possible; a mini-version of Jonah Goldberg appearing as a NY Times Op-Ed columnist.  Or Prager or Ace, or Allahpundit, all of whom are better and more entertaining writers than any of the #$%^ there now.

Is Bezos a conservative?  That's asking the wrong question because center-right is a leftist term for what should really be called NORMAL AND SANE.  Thank you Jeff Bezos, just thank you for buying the WP.

Posted by: @ParisParamus at January 31, 2014 11:42 AM (Hgzjv)

311 Of course the only reason Obama has held much of his popularity with blacks is that blacks are the most racist group in America - even according to blacks, if recent polls are to be believed.

It is utterly hypocritcal to decry "racism" with one voice and then hire the likes of Sharpton, Toure, Harris-Perry, and Bashir.

Posted by: Adjoran at January 31, 2014 11:43 AM (473jB)

312 It's not my responsibility.

Posted by: Nancy Pelosi at January 31, 2014 11:47 AM (nbGZj)

313 I luvs ya, Baldilocks.

Posted by: Qrstuv at January 31, 2014 12:47 PM (PwzQ6)

314 HI ACE. THIS PLAYS OUT IN THE AGW REALM, TOO: THEY TALK A BIG GAME, BUT LIBS LIKE GORE DICAPRIO HAVE HUMONGOUS CARBON-FOOTPRINTS. WHILE CONSERVATIVES LIKE DUBYA HAVE TRULY "GREEN" RANCHES. AND THEN THEY ATTACK US BY CALLING US "DENIERS" AND "HEADLESS CHICKENS".

Posted by: reliapundit at January 31, 2014 03:30 PM (IhMxg)

315 Ace is actually wrong. Remnick and his ilk know plenty of people who believe differently. In almost all cases, they group with and around such people. The bigotry derives from their hatred of those people. Remnick et al. were the smart kids tormented by the jocks and the socials.

If you don't believe me, take a look at Remnick's bio. He was born in Hackensack. He grew up in Hillsdale (that's New Jersey's suburban paradise). His father was a dentist. Then Remnick left home at 18 for Princeton. 'Nuff said.

Posted by: Esau's Message at February 01, 2014 04:04 AM (6c62F)

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