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Well, at least Joe’s haircut has improved since he was first elected to the Senate in 1972 when he was 29.

Joe’s hair seems to have migrated over the last 47 years from the back of his head to the top.

In shocking news, Biden told segregationist centennial Senator Strom Thurmond that he saw him as an inspiration … in his path to a hair transplant. From Politico in 2008:

Along with Biden, the ranks of the senatorial plugged-in included the late Wisconsin Democratic Sen. William Proxmire — who served from 1957 to 1989 — and South Carolina Republican Strom Thurmond, whose fiery orange plugs stayed in until he died in 2003 at the age of 100.

At Thurmond’s 90th birthday party, Biden found a patch of common ground. “When I came to the Senate in ’72, you were 70,” he said. “And I want to tell you I resent any reference to your hair. You have been an inspiration to me in so many ways.”

 
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  1. Well, we won’t hear much about this, because Trump.

  2. Biden’s hair plugs and comb-overs have always been awful.

    One of the many tacky things about the 1970s was the comb-over. Coming off the long-haired 1960s, men were afraid to have short hair, so they struggled to keep it long and hide empty patches. In silver it was a standard executive look.

    Since then, thank God, we have learned that we can just buzz it all down when it goes away on top.

    Donald Trump, who suffered from a bad scalp surgery / baldness treatment of some kind, has managed to retain his 1970s comb-over and modify it into an architectural achievement equal to his buildings.

    • Replies: @Sean
    Although his hair is the real thing, Boris Johnson's bouffant is very similar to Trump's. So is his private life. Johnson also is like Trump inasmuch as Johnson was able to polish his tv presentation of a buffoonish persona for years (on a popular satirical quiz show). People like to be entertained.
    , @Desiderius
    Trump's hair at that evangelical church was something else.

    https://www.christianheadlines.com/contributors/michael-foust/trump-surprises-evangelical-church-with-visit-pastor-prays-for-him.html
  3. The Dems need Uncle Joe as a vehicle for getting Stacey Abrams in position to become the first Female and third (or fourth, if you count Harding despite DNA evidence to the contrary) Black President of the United States when Joe kicks the bucket due to old age. Or it could be Bernie at the top of the ticket. Same deal.

  4. Lets give the doofus lots of credit for somehow getting elected to The Senate at age 29. He is ahead of Alexandra Ocasio Cortez, though not any brighter. As far as I know Biden came from the working class……. I guess not……

    “Joe Biden Sr. became a successful used car salesman, and the family’s circumstances were middle class.[15][16][17]”

    Limbaugh has called him plugs Biden for years.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    It was a Nixon foul-up similar to how Doug Jones got elected in Alabama.
    , @Reg Cæsar

    Limbaugh has called him plugs Biden for years.
     
    Yeah, but everyone here will use it for that guy from South Bend.
  5. @Buzz Mohawk
    Biden's hair plugs and comb-overs have always been awful.

    One of the many tacky things about the 1970s was the comb-over. Coming off the long-haired 1960s, men were afraid to have short hair, so they struggled to keep it long and hide empty patches. In silver it was a standard executive look.

    Since then, thank God, we have learned that we can just buzz it all down when it goes away on top.

    Donald Trump, who suffered from a bad scalp surgery / baldness treatment of some kind, has managed to retain his 1970s comb-over and modify it into an architectural achievement equal to his buildings.

    Although his hair is the real thing, Boris Johnson’s bouffant is very similar to Trump’s. So is his private life. Johnson also is like Trump inasmuch as Johnson was able to polish his tv presentation of a buffoonish persona for years (on a popular satirical quiz show). People like to be entertained.

    • Replies: @Clyde
    Boris Johnson has a new young hot girlfriend who got him to trim his Beatle haircut and to dress sharp. She gave him a makeover, losing the rumpled look.
    , @jim jones
    Strolling through the supermarket this morning I noticed that the legacy media have launched a frenzied attack on Boris in a manner similar to their reaction to the Trump victory:

    http://magaimg.net/img/8a7f.jpg
    , @Buzz Mohawk
    I do hope Boris Johnson becomes prime minister, because he and Trump would look like brothers together, the older one and the goofy younger one.
  6. Meh, hair care issues. Are y’all becoming black women?

    Joe has no chance because he’s a mumbling buffoon. Seriously, have you heard him speak lately? The guy on Twitter who said “he sounds like his mouth just fell down the stairs” nailed it.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    He's Caligula's horse.

    If you don't take him as a direct insult - and that goes for the Left as well as the Right and all in between - you're not paying attention.

    , @Alec Leamas

    Joe has no chance because he’s a mumbling buffoon. Seriously, have you heard him speak lately? The guy on Twitter who said “he sounds like his mouth just fell down the stairs” nailed it.
     
    My whole life he was a fixture in the Philadelphia media market because Wilmington (where essentially all of the population of Delaware is) is right down I-95, so much so that he used to joke about being "Pennsylvania's third Senator."

    He used to be really pompous, but something changed and he eventually came to be regarded as avuncular and folksy prior to his selection by Mr. Obama in 2008.

    It really, really seems like the time off after leaving the office of Vice President has cost him a few steps. He used to be gaffe prone for sure, but now he's just all mush-mouthed and meandering. Part of this, I think, is the fact that he's thinking about all of the new woke rules while he's speaking extemporaneously which is tripping him up, but I think a lot of it is just the effects of his age catching up to him after his hiatus.
    , @AnotherDad

    Joe has no chance because he’s a mumbling buffoon. Seriously, have you heard him speak lately? The guy on Twitter who said “he sounds like his mouth just fell down the stairs” nailed it.
     
    I wouldn't say "no chance", but basically agree. He's an even older white guy than Trump and not as sharp and it shows.

    It's a very unimpressive field--years of the Clintons sucking oxygen, plus all the stupidity associated with woke minoritarianism--so anyone's to take.

    But right now my money is on Elizabeth Warren. She's "Iowa nice" enough to win there. She's way smarter than Biden. She's only a few years younger than Trump, but i don't think age has yet rotted her brain. And she hits on some of the middle class focus that Trump ran on ... but has done nothing much for, while still hewing to all the stupid PC crap that Democrats now demand. A white women isn't ideal for this woke age. But at least "woman" is a step forward in the diversity sweepstakes.

    Basically Warren is 2016 rematch, without Hillary's massive unpleasantness, corruption and obvious spite for us deplorables.

    Unless someone the proper age--50 something--breaks through, i think she's probably their candidate.
  7. You can the balding to your list of minorities that don’t get any sympathy. Along with left-handlers and the short.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Short, bald and left handed is no way to go through life boy...
    , @Achmed E. Newman
    Yes, they make a lot of fun of guys with love handles, but especially those of us with only a left one.

    ;-}
    , @L Woods
    Introverts. Although, perhaps, no longer only children:
    https://www.google.com/amp/s/beta.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/on-parenting/the-rise-of-the-only-child-how-america-is-coming-around-to-the-idea-of-just-one/2019/06/19/b4f75480-8eb9-11e9-8f69-a2795fca3343_story.html%3foutputType=amp
    , @ScarletNumber

    You can the balding to your list of minorities that don’t get any sympathy. Along with left-handlers and the short.
     
    https://i.imgur.com/ByKescI.jpg
  8. Steve, while you get your plugs in for Joe Biden, I’ll give credit to President Trump for the MAGA ball cap. It’s not the “MAGA” part, which is pretty much impossible, but his wearing of a hat to events. If only he would wear ball caps, and not necessarily that bright red one, to state and diplomatic functions, he’d give those losing their hair some hope that the world may see a (George Costanza termed) Bald Paradise 2.0. A century later, the baseball cap could be the new fedora.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    I've done the cap more than I should have, but all you really have to do is the Jason Statham.
  9. @Sean
    Although his hair is the real thing, Boris Johnson's bouffant is very similar to Trump's. So is his private life. Johnson also is like Trump inasmuch as Johnson was able to polish his tv presentation of a buffoonish persona for years (on a popular satirical quiz show). People like to be entertained.

    Boris Johnson has a new young hot girlfriend who got him to trim his Beatle haircut and to dress sharp. She gave him a makeover, losing the rumpled look.

    • Replies: @for-the-record
    Boris Johnson has a new young hot girlfriend who got him to trim his Beatle haircut and to dress sharp. She gave him a makeover, losing the rumpled look.

    She also has very likely cost him his chance to become the next PM:

    Boris Johnson girlfriend: Carrie Symond’s ex speaks out on relationship - 'Never boring'

    BORIS JOHNSON’S girlfriend’s ex has shared intimate details about their “emotionally charged” and “passionate” relationship, just days after police were dispatched to deal with a dispute at the Tory leadership hopeful’s home.


    https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1144294/boris-johnson-girlfriend-carrie-symonds-police-tory-leadership-race
     
    , @Sean
    I suppose the greatest change in Johnson's appearance is he has suddenly lost a vast amount of weight, always a dead giveaway of an affair. His girl looks like Scarlett Johansson from some angles, very nice considering the gap.

    I don't accept the Beatles analogy. I think the eidos of the Johnson/ Trump look is most strikingly epitomised by the young Peter Brimelow: a mop of awesomely thick blond hair that even when graying enables a bearer tottering on the edge of the grave to scoop up females 40 years less old. It's like being Brigham Young (bring them young).

    Ian Hislop was on Have I Got News For You the other week and there was a set up where he was accused of having allowed Johnson to use the show to put himself across with hours after hour of top rated free political advertising, while fellow public schoolboy Hislop was too busy promoting himself and Private Eye to notice his satire was about as deadly against Johnson as Weimar's Kabarett was against Hitler. Hislop took his cue to go off on an obviously prepared attempt at a rebuttal, but you can see in his eyes he knows Johnson has taken them all for a ride.
  10. Lillian Gish Name Removed From Campus Theater For ‘Birth Of A Nation’ Role

    Bowling Green State University has removed actress Lillian Gish’s name from a campus theater because of her part in D.W. Griffith’s Birth of a Nation.

    Students at Bowling Green requested the change. After a study, it was agreed to change the name.

    But this week, such stars as James Earl Jones, Helen Mirren, Martin Scorsese and several leading film scholars released an open letter calling for Bowling Green to retain Gish’s name on the theater. She shared billing with her sister on the theater name. Both were Ohio natives, but not alumnae of the school.

    Gish shouldn’t be judged by one of many films made over a long career, the letter states.

    “[D. W.] Griffith’s film takes an indefensible, racist approach to the history of the Civil War and Reconstruction. But as even the university admits in its task force report on the theater’s name, Lillian was no racist,” the letter said. “Her work in many films, such as Griffith’s own Intolerance (1916), a dazzling four-part overview of world history in which she plays the symbolic mother figure rocking the cradle of humanity and tolerance; Griffith’s deeply moving 1919 interracial drama Broken Blossoms; the 1955 masterpiece The Night of the Hunter, in which she plays a beatific protector of endangered children; and the 1967 film of Graham Greene’s The Comedians, in which she challenges Haiti’s dreaded secret police and demonstrates her outspoken belief in universal brotherhood among races and nations.”

    The letter calls the removal “unfortunate and unjust. Doing so makes her a scapegoat in a broader political debate. A university should be a bastion of free speech. This is a supreme ‘teachable moment’ if it can be handled with a more nuanced sense of history.”

    Upon reviewing the totality of Lillian Gish’s acting career, no evidence was found that she denounced or distanced herself from director D. W. Griffith or her link from the film The Birth of a Nation.”

    Bowling Green claimed that campus leaders have decided that Gish’s connection to the film sent a hostile messages to some students.

    Bowling Green State University has a primary responsibility to serve its students, faculty and staff, and an obligation to create an inclusive learning environment. That obligation outweighs the university’s small part in honoring the Gish sisters’ legacy,” the statement said.

    https://deadline.com/2019/06/lillian-gish-birth-of-a-nation-bowling-green-state-university-name-removal-1202636690/

    • Replies: @HammerJack
    Reminds me, when Princess Diana died, some FWP said she didn't say enough about the Holocaust so who even cares?
    , @ChrisZ
    Interesting find, Syon. And instructive that all Hollywood’s whorses and all Hollywood’s “men” couldn’t put Lillian Gish back on the marquee again.

    I’ve been explaining to my teenage sons that in the world we currently live in, it doesn’t matter how generous, kind, or harmless you’ve been in your life; one “black mark” against you—even if it’s a mark that only materialized as such yesterday—is enough to ruin you.

    There’s no defense against it—except for our side to assert a balance of terror. We flail around whenever a figure on the Right is unpersoned, but the better response is to stick it back to the Left’s icons. The dead Senator Byrd (D-KKK) still has buildings named for him; let’s get those stricken. FDR, LBJ, MLK and the rest of their triple-initial crowd are all vulnerable to erasure. As you see with someone as anodyne as Lillian Gish, the hysterical Left will devour its own given the slightest pretext. They live by the tweet; let them die by the tweet.
    , @Desiderius
    More second-rate Ohio schools desperately trying, and failing, to stay relevant now that they've abandoned their raison d'etre - the passing on of Western Civ/instruction in the Liberal Arts.
    , @Clyde

    “Upon reviewing the totality of Lillian Gish’s acting career, no evidence was found that she denounced or distanced herself from director D. W. Griffith or her link from the film The Birth of a Nation.”
     
    Her crime - Insufficient denouncement. Anarcho-Tyranny from Bowling Green students though I am sure the Profs and Admins were happy to join the fray. The degrees that university administrators have, half of them are from university schools of education. And probably the universities fund further education and degrees so they can increase their payout from the suckers, I mean taxpayers. Taxpayers in this case at least, since Bowling Green is part of the Ohio state system.
    , @Forbes
    "Everything before yesterday is wrong."
    --mantra of PC/SJW brigades.
    , @Reg Cæsar
    When they play that Indiana school in the same conference, is it the Bowling-Ball Derby?
  11. Biden is aging like fine brine. I mean, wine.

    • LOL: The Anti-Gnostic
  12. @Clyde
    Boris Johnson has a new young hot girlfriend who got him to trim his Beatle haircut and to dress sharp. She gave him a makeover, losing the rumpled look.

    Boris Johnson has a new young hot girlfriend who got him to trim his Beatle haircut and to dress sharp. She gave him a makeover, losing the rumpled look.

    She also has very likely cost him his chance to become the next PM:

    Boris Johnson girlfriend: Carrie Symond’s ex speaks out on relationship – ‘Never boring’

    BORIS JOHNSON’S girlfriend’s ex has shared intimate details about their “emotionally charged” and “passionate” relationship, just days after police were dispatched to deal with a dispute at the Tory leadership hopeful’s home.

    https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1144294/boris-johnson-girlfriend-carrie-symonds-police-tory-leadership-race

    • Replies: @for-the-record
    Actually this is the article I wanted to refer to:

    Boris Johnson under pressure to explain police incident

    London (CNN )Boris Johnson, the front-runner in the race to become Britain's next prime minister, was facing mounting calls Sunday to fully explain an incident in which police attended an alleged altercation at the London home he shares with his girlfriend.

    https://edition.cnn.com/2019/06/23/uk/boris-johnson-conservatives-gbr-intl/index.html
     
    , @Forbes
    Ms. Symond's ex sounds like a beta, or worse, a gamma...
    , @Sean

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petronella_Wyatt
    In 2004, British newspapers reported that she had had a four-year affair with the married Conservative MP Boris Johnson.[2] Johnson had promised to leave his wife;[3] Wyatt became pregnant and had an abortion, after which her mother discovered the affair and reported it to the press.[2] Johnson was sacked from his shadow cabinet post by Michael Howard for lying about the affair.[2][4]
     
    The telling his dumped girlfriend to go and get an abortion thing did not slow him down, so the tame by comparison sex stuff won't hurt him.
    , @Clyde
    Despite all this, looks to me like Boris will still be heading up the Conservative Party. There is a backlash against these purposeless rich kids, these two American loony leftists who recorded his tiff with the girlfriend. There is sympathy for Boris at these low down sneaks interfering in the UK Conservative's selection process.
  13. @syonredux
    Lillian Gish Name Removed From Campus Theater For ‘Birth Of A Nation’ Role

    Bowling Green State University has removed actress Lillian Gish’s name from a campus theater because of her part in D.W. Griffith’s Birth of a Nation.
     

    Students at Bowling Green requested the change. After a study, it was agreed to change the name.
     

    But this week, such stars as James Earl Jones, Helen Mirren, Martin Scorsese and several leading film scholars released an open letter calling for Bowling Green to retain Gish’s name on the theater. She shared billing with her sister on the theater name. Both were Ohio natives, but not alumnae of the school.
     

    Gish shouldn’t be judged by one of many films made over a long career, the letter states.

    “[D. W.] Griffith’s film takes an indefensible, racist approach to the history of the Civil War and Reconstruction. But as even the university admits in its task force report on the theater’s name, Lillian was no racist,” the letter said. “Her work in many films, such as Griffith’s own Intolerance (1916), a dazzling four-part overview of world history in which she plays the symbolic mother figure rocking the cradle of humanity and tolerance; Griffith’s deeply moving 1919 interracial drama Broken Blossoms; the 1955 masterpiece The Night of the Hunter, in which she plays a beatific protector of endangered children; and the 1967 film of Graham Greene’s The Comedians, in which she challenges Haiti’s dreaded secret police and demonstrates her outspoken belief in universal brotherhood among races and nations.”
     

    The letter calls the removal “unfortunate and unjust. Doing so makes her a scapegoat in a broader political debate. A university should be a bastion of free speech. This is a supreme ‘teachable moment’ if it can be handled with a more nuanced sense of history.”
     

    Upon reviewing the totality of Lillian Gish’s acting career, no evidence was found that she denounced or distanced herself from director D. W. Griffith or her link from the film The Birth of a Nation.”
     

    Bowling Green claimed that campus leaders have decided that Gish’s connection to the film sent a hostile messages to some students.
     

    Bowling Green State University has a primary responsibility to serve its students, faculty and staff, and an obligation to create an inclusive learning environment. That obligation outweighs the university’s small part in honoring the Gish sisters’ legacy,” the statement said.
     
    https://deadline.com/2019/06/lillian-gish-birth-of-a-nation-bowling-green-state-university-name-removal-1202636690/

    Reminds me, when Princess Diana died, some FWP said she didn’t say enough about the Holocaust so who even cares?

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Reminds me, when Princess Diana died, some FWP
     
    "Former white person"?
  14. Trump: If it was up to John Bolton we’d be fighting WHOLE WORLD at once

    https://www.rt.com/news/462521-trump-bolton-fight-world-iran/

  15. @for-the-record
    Boris Johnson has a new young hot girlfriend who got him to trim his Beatle haircut and to dress sharp. She gave him a makeover, losing the rumpled look.

    She also has very likely cost him his chance to become the next PM:

    Boris Johnson girlfriend: Carrie Symond’s ex speaks out on relationship - 'Never boring'

    BORIS JOHNSON’S girlfriend’s ex has shared intimate details about their “emotionally charged” and “passionate” relationship, just days after police were dispatched to deal with a dispute at the Tory leadership hopeful’s home.


    https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1144294/boris-johnson-girlfriend-carrie-symonds-police-tory-leadership-race
     

    Actually this is the article I wanted to refer to:

    Boris Johnson under pressure to explain police incident

    London (CNN )Boris Johnson, the front-runner in the race to become Britain’s next prime minister, was facing mounting calls Sunday to fully explain an incident in which police attended an alleged altercation at the London home he shares with his girlfriend.

    https://edition.cnn.com/2019/06/23/uk/boris-johnson-conservatives-gbr-intl/index.html

  16. Anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:
    @Mikeja
    You can the balding to your list of minorities that don’t get any sympathy. Along with left-handlers and the short.

    Short, bald and left handed is no way to go through life boy…

  17. @Mikeja
    You can the balding to your list of minorities that don’t get any sympathy. Along with left-handlers and the short.

    Yes, they make a lot of fun of guys with love handles, but especially those of us with only a left one.

    ;-}

  18. @syonredux
    Lillian Gish Name Removed From Campus Theater For ‘Birth Of A Nation’ Role

    Bowling Green State University has removed actress Lillian Gish’s name from a campus theater because of her part in D.W. Griffith’s Birth of a Nation.
     

    Students at Bowling Green requested the change. After a study, it was agreed to change the name.
     

    But this week, such stars as James Earl Jones, Helen Mirren, Martin Scorsese and several leading film scholars released an open letter calling for Bowling Green to retain Gish’s name on the theater. She shared billing with her sister on the theater name. Both were Ohio natives, but not alumnae of the school.
     

    Gish shouldn’t be judged by one of many films made over a long career, the letter states.

    “[D. W.] Griffith’s film takes an indefensible, racist approach to the history of the Civil War and Reconstruction. But as even the university admits in its task force report on the theater’s name, Lillian was no racist,” the letter said. “Her work in many films, such as Griffith’s own Intolerance (1916), a dazzling four-part overview of world history in which she plays the symbolic mother figure rocking the cradle of humanity and tolerance; Griffith’s deeply moving 1919 interracial drama Broken Blossoms; the 1955 masterpiece The Night of the Hunter, in which she plays a beatific protector of endangered children; and the 1967 film of Graham Greene’s The Comedians, in which she challenges Haiti’s dreaded secret police and demonstrates her outspoken belief in universal brotherhood among races and nations.”
     

    The letter calls the removal “unfortunate and unjust. Doing so makes her a scapegoat in a broader political debate. A university should be a bastion of free speech. This is a supreme ‘teachable moment’ if it can be handled with a more nuanced sense of history.”
     

    Upon reviewing the totality of Lillian Gish’s acting career, no evidence was found that she denounced or distanced herself from director D. W. Griffith or her link from the film The Birth of a Nation.”
     

    Bowling Green claimed that campus leaders have decided that Gish’s connection to the film sent a hostile messages to some students.
     

    Bowling Green State University has a primary responsibility to serve its students, faculty and staff, and an obligation to create an inclusive learning environment. That obligation outweighs the university’s small part in honoring the Gish sisters’ legacy,” the statement said.
     
    https://deadline.com/2019/06/lillian-gish-birth-of-a-nation-bowling-green-state-university-name-removal-1202636690/

    Interesting find, Syon. And instructive that all Hollywood’s whorses and all Hollywood’s “men” couldn’t put Lillian Gish back on the marquee again.

    I’ve been explaining to my teenage sons that in the world we currently live in, it doesn’t matter how generous, kind, or harmless you’ve been in your life; one “black mark” against you—even if it’s a mark that only materialized as such yesterday—is enough to ruin you.

    There’s no defense against it—except for our side to assert a balance of terror. We flail around whenever a figure on the Right is unpersoned, but the better response is to stick it back to the Left’s icons. The dead Senator Byrd (D-KKK) still has buildings named for him; let’s get those stricken. FDR, LBJ, MLK and the rest of their triple-initial crowd are all vulnerable to erasure. As you see with someone as anodyne as Lillian Gish, the hysterical Left will devour its own given the slightest pretext. They live by the tweet; let them die by the tweet.

    • Replies: @BenKenobi
    Yes but you can’t really do any of that as a rightist. A leftist can bring the entire power of the state and media (both mainstream and social) down on your head for a single sentence.

    A rightist trying to do something equivalent would get laughed at.

    If anything, you’d have to sock-puppet as a leftist and try to meme up a twitter mob to go after your target.
    , @FunToDoBadThings
    The next donation to a particular candidate I make will be the first one I ever make, and it will go to whichever red state legislator makes a proposal similar to the following:

    Suppose Mr. X donates a large sum of money to the university and has one or more buildings named after him. Several years hence, it is discovered that Mr. X was something of an unpleasant character: perhaps he repeatedly pestered his secretaries to display more cleavage, perhaps he opposed affirmative action, perhaps he suggested in 199x that gender dysphoria was a mental illness that should be treated, etc.

    If said university wants to remove Mr. X’s name from campus buildings so as to prevent trauma to the student body, they may certainly do so. But the university will be required at that point to track down the descendants of all Mr. X’s legal heirs and refund the inflation-adjusted sum of the original donation to them. If Mr. X is still alive, the money goes back to him directly.

    If university students don’t want the help of people they now judge to be racists, bigots, misogynists, transphobes, etc., then we should let them do without it. Plus it’ll give English departments of the future something to do: figure out a snazzy term for the microaggression equivalent to “blood money”.
  19. @Sean
    Although his hair is the real thing, Boris Johnson's bouffant is very similar to Trump's. So is his private life. Johnson also is like Trump inasmuch as Johnson was able to polish his tv presentation of a buffoonish persona for years (on a popular satirical quiz show). People like to be entertained.

    Strolling through the supermarket this morning I noticed that the legacy media have launched a frenzied attack on Boris in a manner similar to their reaction to the Trump victory:

  20. @Buzz Mohawk
    Biden's hair plugs and comb-overs have always been awful.

    One of the many tacky things about the 1970s was the comb-over. Coming off the long-haired 1960s, men were afraid to have short hair, so they struggled to keep it long and hide empty patches. In silver it was a standard executive look.

    Since then, thank God, we have learned that we can just buzz it all down when it goes away on top.

    Donald Trump, who suffered from a bad scalp surgery / baldness treatment of some kind, has managed to retain his 1970s comb-over and modify it into an architectural achievement equal to his buildings.

    • Replies: @ChrisZ
    Des, Trump in that picture--with his solemn expression, downcast eyes, swept-back hair, and lighting which normalizes his skin tone--could pass for one of the founding fathers. Washington at prayer comes to mind.
    , @Tacitus
    I recognise that slicked back look. It looks like Trump has just been baptised. Media said this? Maybe Trump is hedging his bets.
  21. I’d be curious to see the style Biden was trying, and failing, to recapture in that photo. Are there any Spicoli Biden pics out there?

    • Replies: @the one they call Desanex
    Alias Smith and Jones was a popular TV show in 1972. Maybe he was going for the Peter Duel look.
    https://m.media-amazon.com/images/M/[email protected]@._V1_.jpg
    , @anon
    plugs ça change, plus c'est la même

    chosehttps://s.aolcdn.com/hss/storage/midas/ff620fe22705eb7320caeb567ee8f66c/204585881/us-1892-biden-trip-records-8.jpg

    https://truthfeed.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/biden-groper.jpg
  22. @syonredux
    Lillian Gish Name Removed From Campus Theater For ‘Birth Of A Nation’ Role

    Bowling Green State University has removed actress Lillian Gish’s name from a campus theater because of her part in D.W. Griffith’s Birth of a Nation.
     

    Students at Bowling Green requested the change. After a study, it was agreed to change the name.
     

    But this week, such stars as James Earl Jones, Helen Mirren, Martin Scorsese and several leading film scholars released an open letter calling for Bowling Green to retain Gish’s name on the theater. She shared billing with her sister on the theater name. Both were Ohio natives, but not alumnae of the school.
     

    Gish shouldn’t be judged by one of many films made over a long career, the letter states.

    “[D. W.] Griffith’s film takes an indefensible, racist approach to the history of the Civil War and Reconstruction. But as even the university admits in its task force report on the theater’s name, Lillian was no racist,” the letter said. “Her work in many films, such as Griffith’s own Intolerance (1916), a dazzling four-part overview of world history in which she plays the symbolic mother figure rocking the cradle of humanity and tolerance; Griffith’s deeply moving 1919 interracial drama Broken Blossoms; the 1955 masterpiece The Night of the Hunter, in which she plays a beatific protector of endangered children; and the 1967 film of Graham Greene’s The Comedians, in which she challenges Haiti’s dreaded secret police and demonstrates her outspoken belief in universal brotherhood among races and nations.”
     

    The letter calls the removal “unfortunate and unjust. Doing so makes her a scapegoat in a broader political debate. A university should be a bastion of free speech. This is a supreme ‘teachable moment’ if it can be handled with a more nuanced sense of history.”
     

    Upon reviewing the totality of Lillian Gish’s acting career, no evidence was found that she denounced or distanced herself from director D. W. Griffith or her link from the film The Birth of a Nation.”
     

    Bowling Green claimed that campus leaders have decided that Gish’s connection to the film sent a hostile messages to some students.
     

    Bowling Green State University has a primary responsibility to serve its students, faculty and staff, and an obligation to create an inclusive learning environment. That obligation outweighs the university’s small part in honoring the Gish sisters’ legacy,” the statement said.
     
    https://deadline.com/2019/06/lillian-gish-birth-of-a-nation-bowling-green-state-university-name-removal-1202636690/

    More second-rate Ohio schools desperately trying, and failing, to stay relevant now that they’ve abandoned their raison d’etre – the passing on of Western Civ/instruction in the Liberal Arts.

  23. @Achmed E. Newman
    Steve, while you get your plugs in for Joe Biden, I'll give credit to President Trump for the MAGA ball cap. It's not the "MAGA" part, which is pretty much impossible, but his wearing of a hat to events. If only he would wear ball caps, and not necessarily that bright red one, to state and diplomatic functions, he'd give those losing their hair some hope that the world may see a (George Costanza termed) Bald Paradise 2.0. A century later, the baseball cap could be the new fedora.

    I’ve done the cap more than I should have, but all you really have to do is the Jason Statham.

  24. @Oleaginous Outrager
    Meh, hair care issues. Are y'all becoming black women?

    Joe has no chance because he's a mumbling buffoon. Seriously, have you heard him speak lately? The guy on Twitter who said "he sounds like his mouth just fell down the stairs" nailed it.

    He’s Caligula’s horse.

    If you don’t take him as a direct insult – and that goes for the Left as well as the Right and all in between – you’re not paying attention.

    • Replies: @Tex

    He’s Caligula’s horse.
     
    I really do like the idea of labeling Biden as the back end of a Roman degenerate's steed. To be fair though, do the Democrats have anyone better? Sure there's Sanders, but the party's big shots and money backers hate him worse than poison. The rest make Caligula's goldfish look presidential.
  25. @Clyde
    Lets give the doofus lots of credit for somehow getting elected to The Senate at age 29. He is ahead of Alexandra Ocasio Cortez, though not any brighter. As far as I know Biden came from the working class....... I guess not......

    "Joe Biden Sr. became a successful used car salesman, and the family's circumstances were middle class.[15][16][17]"

    Limbaugh has called him plugs Biden for years.

    It was a Nixon foul-up similar to how Doug Jones got elected in Alabama.

  26. I dislike Trump (I was for Rand Paul but could have been for Cruz or Christie), but Biden seems like the only non far leftist Democrat running. If one of them gets in, I wonder if we end up with a Francois Mitterrand type situation where they drive the economy down and have to back off. Let’s hope it is not an Allende situation where the military needs to step in and rescue the country.

    • Replies: @Desiderius

    Let’s hope it is not an Allende situation where the military needs to step in and rescue the country.
     
    Pretty sure they already did that to Seth Rich to prevent Bernie.
    , @MBlanc46
    If the military steps in we are well and truly effed.
  27. @Desiderius
    I'd be curious to see the style Biden was trying, and failing, to recapture in that photo. Are there any Spicoli Biden pics out there?

    Alias Smith and Jones was a popular TV show in 1972. Maybe he was going for the Peter Duel look.

  28. @Oleaginous Outrager
    Meh, hair care issues. Are y'all becoming black women?

    Joe has no chance because he's a mumbling buffoon. Seriously, have you heard him speak lately? The guy on Twitter who said "he sounds like his mouth just fell down the stairs" nailed it.

    Joe has no chance because he’s a mumbling buffoon. Seriously, have you heard him speak lately? The guy on Twitter who said “he sounds like his mouth just fell down the stairs” nailed it.

    My whole life he was a fixture in the Philadelphia media market because Wilmington (where essentially all of the population of Delaware is) is right down I-95, so much so that he used to joke about being “Pennsylvania’s third Senator.”

    He used to be really pompous, but something changed and he eventually came to be regarded as avuncular and folksy prior to his selection by Mr. Obama in 2008.

    It really, really seems like the time off after leaving the office of Vice President has cost him a few steps. He used to be gaffe prone for sure, but now he’s just all mush-mouthed and meandering. Part of this, I think, is the fact that he’s thinking about all of the new woke rules while he’s speaking extemporaneously which is tripping him up, but I think a lot of it is just the effects of his age catching up to him after his hiatus.

    • Replies: @Clyde

    It really, really seems like the time off after leaving the office of Vice President has cost him a few steps. He used to be gaffe prone for sure, but now he’s just all mush-mouthed and meandering.
     
    He coulda been a contender but he had to defer to Hillary. It was her turn, it was time for a woman President, plus she had a humongous organization.
    , @Known Fact
    Eight years as VP is kind of a hiatus too -- it sure didn't help Gore, and we'll see how Pence fares.
    Day by day it's becoming sadly obvious that "frontrunner" Biden neither looks nor sounds up to the job -- or any job.
    , @Forbes
    Joe's been coasting in Neutral since about '92--so he's just about rolled to a complete stop as VP.

    He must've been the first one who wasn't drooled all over as the new model VP taking on more responsibilities than previous VPs.

    Starting up and getting going in Drive has passed him by.
    , @Oleaginous Outrager
    There was a video on Twitter (not the same one I referenced) where he's talking about his becoming an old man and it sounds exactly like he's having a TIA in the middle of a sentence. It's quite cringeworthty.
  29. Age is going to be his downfall. Many voters are around Biden’s age, or have family members in that range, and have no illusions about the effects of age on physical and mental functioning.

  30. @syonredux
    Lillian Gish Name Removed From Campus Theater For ‘Birth Of A Nation’ Role

    Bowling Green State University has removed actress Lillian Gish’s name from a campus theater because of her part in D.W. Griffith’s Birth of a Nation.
     

    Students at Bowling Green requested the change. After a study, it was agreed to change the name.
     

    But this week, such stars as James Earl Jones, Helen Mirren, Martin Scorsese and several leading film scholars released an open letter calling for Bowling Green to retain Gish’s name on the theater. She shared billing with her sister on the theater name. Both were Ohio natives, but not alumnae of the school.
     

    Gish shouldn’t be judged by one of many films made over a long career, the letter states.

    “[D. W.] Griffith’s film takes an indefensible, racist approach to the history of the Civil War and Reconstruction. But as even the university admits in its task force report on the theater’s name, Lillian was no racist,” the letter said. “Her work in many films, such as Griffith’s own Intolerance (1916), a dazzling four-part overview of world history in which she plays the symbolic mother figure rocking the cradle of humanity and tolerance; Griffith’s deeply moving 1919 interracial drama Broken Blossoms; the 1955 masterpiece The Night of the Hunter, in which she plays a beatific protector of endangered children; and the 1967 film of Graham Greene’s The Comedians, in which she challenges Haiti’s dreaded secret police and demonstrates her outspoken belief in universal brotherhood among races and nations.”
     

    The letter calls the removal “unfortunate and unjust. Doing so makes her a scapegoat in a broader political debate. A university should be a bastion of free speech. This is a supreme ‘teachable moment’ if it can be handled with a more nuanced sense of history.”
     

    Upon reviewing the totality of Lillian Gish’s acting career, no evidence was found that she denounced or distanced herself from director D. W. Griffith or her link from the film The Birth of a Nation.”
     

    Bowling Green claimed that campus leaders have decided that Gish’s connection to the film sent a hostile messages to some students.
     

    Bowling Green State University has a primary responsibility to serve its students, faculty and staff, and an obligation to create an inclusive learning environment. That obligation outweighs the university’s small part in honoring the Gish sisters’ legacy,” the statement said.
     
    https://deadline.com/2019/06/lillian-gish-birth-of-a-nation-bowling-green-state-university-name-removal-1202636690/

    “Upon reviewing the totality of Lillian Gish’s acting career, no evidence was found that she denounced or distanced herself from director D. W. Griffith or her link from the film The Birth of a Nation.”

    Her crime – Insufficient denouncement. Anarcho-Tyranny from Bowling Green students though I am sure the Profs and Admins were happy to join the fray. The degrees that university administrators have, half of them are from university schools of education. And probably the universities fund further education and degrees so they can increase their payout from the suckers, I mean taxpayers. Taxpayers in this case at least, since Bowling Green is part of the Ohio state system.

  31. @Alec Leamas

    Joe has no chance because he’s a mumbling buffoon. Seriously, have you heard him speak lately? The guy on Twitter who said “he sounds like his mouth just fell down the stairs” nailed it.
     
    My whole life he was a fixture in the Philadelphia media market because Wilmington (where essentially all of the population of Delaware is) is right down I-95, so much so that he used to joke about being "Pennsylvania's third Senator."

    He used to be really pompous, but something changed and he eventually came to be regarded as avuncular and folksy prior to his selection by Mr. Obama in 2008.

    It really, really seems like the time off after leaving the office of Vice President has cost him a few steps. He used to be gaffe prone for sure, but now he's just all mush-mouthed and meandering. Part of this, I think, is the fact that he's thinking about all of the new woke rules while he's speaking extemporaneously which is tripping him up, but I think a lot of it is just the effects of his age catching up to him after his hiatus.

    It really, really seems like the time off after leaving the office of Vice President has cost him a few steps. He used to be gaffe prone for sure, but now he’s just all mush-mouthed and meandering.

    He coulda been a contender but he had to defer to Hillary. It was her turn, it was time for a woman President, plus she had a humongous organization.

  32. @Desiderius
    Trump's hair at that evangelical church was something else.

    https://www.christianheadlines.com/contributors/michael-foust/trump-surprises-evangelical-church-with-visit-pastor-prays-for-him.html

    Des, Trump in that picture–with his solemn expression, downcast eyes, swept-back hair, and lighting which normalizes his skin tone–could pass for one of the founding fathers. Washington at prayer comes to mind.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    The Lord's done more with less.
  33. @Sean
    Although his hair is the real thing, Boris Johnson's bouffant is very similar to Trump's. So is his private life. Johnson also is like Trump inasmuch as Johnson was able to polish his tv presentation of a buffoonish persona for years (on a popular satirical quiz show). People like to be entertained.

    I do hope Boris Johnson becomes prime minister, because he and Trump would look like brothers together, the older one and the goofy younger one.

  34. So maybe Joe wasn’t smelling people’s hair, but doing research for his procedure.

  35. Are we still arguing over who’s the Real Racists?

    One thing to look forward to about the looking Race Wars: we can switch to recriminating eachother for too little racism.

  36. @Desiderius
    I'd be curious to see the style Biden was trying, and failing, to recapture in that photo. Are there any Spicoli Biden pics out there?

    plugs ça change, plus c’est la même

    chosehttps://s.aolcdn.com/hss/storage/midas/ff620fe22705eb7320caeb567ee8f66c/204585881/us-1892-biden-trip-records-8.jpg

  37. I’m surprised nobody brings up why Obama chose Biden as a running partner. I always thought it was because there was no way Biden the imbecile could make Obama the dullard look dumber. Also, the age difference, so Obama the low energy, disengaged candidate would still look relatively energetic as President compared to his elderly VP

    • Agree: Jim Don Bob
    • Replies: @travel lyte
    I always thought Biden was an effyoo to the Clinton mafia for starting the birther stuff. The SoS appointment was a sop for the power hungry...ala Corleone.
  38. @Alec Leamas

    Joe has no chance because he’s a mumbling buffoon. Seriously, have you heard him speak lately? The guy on Twitter who said “he sounds like his mouth just fell down the stairs” nailed it.
     
    My whole life he was a fixture in the Philadelphia media market because Wilmington (where essentially all of the population of Delaware is) is right down I-95, so much so that he used to joke about being "Pennsylvania's third Senator."

    He used to be really pompous, but something changed and he eventually came to be regarded as avuncular and folksy prior to his selection by Mr. Obama in 2008.

    It really, really seems like the time off after leaving the office of Vice President has cost him a few steps. He used to be gaffe prone for sure, but now he's just all mush-mouthed and meandering. Part of this, I think, is the fact that he's thinking about all of the new woke rules while he's speaking extemporaneously which is tripping him up, but I think a lot of it is just the effects of his age catching up to him after his hiatus.

    Eight years as VP is kind of a hiatus too — it sure didn’t help Gore, and we’ll see how Pence fares.
    Day by day it’s becoming sadly obvious that “frontrunner” Biden neither looks nor sounds up to the job — or any job.

  39. @ChrisZ
    Des, Trump in that picture--with his solemn expression, downcast eyes, swept-back hair, and lighting which normalizes his skin tone--could pass for one of the founding fathers. Washington at prayer comes to mind.

    The Lord’s done more with less.

  40. @JimB
    I’m surprised nobody brings up why Obama chose Biden as a running partner. I always thought it was because there was no way Biden the imbecile could make Obama the dullard look dumber. Also, the age difference, so Obama the low energy, disengaged candidate would still look relatively energetic as President compared to his elderly VP

    I always thought Biden was an effyoo to the Clinton mafia for starting the birther stuff. The SoS appointment was a sop for the power hungry…ala Corleone.

  41. Kamala Harris elected POTUS on Nov 3 2020….HINDU POWER on full display……I hope 52 years of Sports Entertainment was worth it…….Oct 1965….who was the Cleveland Browns starting Quarterback?

    • Replies: @Forbes
    Frank Ryan.
  42. Tex says:
    @Desiderius
    He's Caligula's horse.

    If you don't take him as a direct insult - and that goes for the Left as well as the Right and all in between - you're not paying attention.

    He’s Caligula’s horse.

    I really do like the idea of labeling Biden as the back end of a Roman degenerate’s steed. To be fair though, do the Democrats have anyone better? Sure there’s Sanders, but the party’s big shots and money backers hate him worse than poison. The rest make Caligula’s goldfish look presidential.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    Caligula = the oligarchs, not the D rank-and-file. Warren or Oprah would work for them and be better than Biden.
    , @Reg Cæsar

    To be fair though, do the Democrats have anyone better?
     
    "The first President from the First State!"

    What a slogan. Better, "Caesar Rodney to the rescue!"

    Eat your heart out, Pierre...


    http://www.crtheater.org/CaesarRodney.html


    https://coinweek.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/delaware_rev.jpg
  43. @Oleaginous Outrager
    Meh, hair care issues. Are y'all becoming black women?

    Joe has no chance because he's a mumbling buffoon. Seriously, have you heard him speak lately? The guy on Twitter who said "he sounds like his mouth just fell down the stairs" nailed it.

    Joe has no chance because he’s a mumbling buffoon. Seriously, have you heard him speak lately? The guy on Twitter who said “he sounds like his mouth just fell down the stairs” nailed it.

    I wouldn’t say “no chance”, but basically agree. He’s an even older white guy than Trump and not as sharp and it shows.

    It’s a very unimpressive field–years of the Clintons sucking oxygen, plus all the stupidity associated with woke minoritarianism–so anyone’s to take.

    But right now my money is on Elizabeth Warren. She’s “Iowa nice” enough to win there. She’s way smarter than Biden. She’s only a few years younger than Trump, but i don’t think age has yet rotted her brain. And she hits on some of the middle class focus that Trump ran on … but has done nothing much for, while still hewing to all the stupid PC crap that Democrats now demand. A white women isn’t ideal for this woke age. But at least “woman” is a step forward in the diversity sweepstakes.

    Basically Warren is 2016 rematch, without Hillary’s massive unpleasantness, corruption and obvious spite for us deplorables.

    Unless someone the proper age–50 something–breaks through, i think she’s probably their candidate.

    • Agree: HammerJack
  44. @ChrisZ
    Interesting find, Syon. And instructive that all Hollywood’s whorses and all Hollywood’s “men” couldn’t put Lillian Gish back on the marquee again.

    I’ve been explaining to my teenage sons that in the world we currently live in, it doesn’t matter how generous, kind, or harmless you’ve been in your life; one “black mark” against you—even if it’s a mark that only materialized as such yesterday—is enough to ruin you.

    There’s no defense against it—except for our side to assert a balance of terror. We flail around whenever a figure on the Right is unpersoned, but the better response is to stick it back to the Left’s icons. The dead Senator Byrd (D-KKK) still has buildings named for him; let’s get those stricken. FDR, LBJ, MLK and the rest of their triple-initial crowd are all vulnerable to erasure. As you see with someone as anodyne as Lillian Gish, the hysterical Left will devour its own given the slightest pretext. They live by the tweet; let them die by the tweet.

    Yes but you can’t really do any of that as a rightist. A leftist can bring the entire power of the state and media (both mainstream and social) down on your head for a single sentence.

    A rightist trying to do something equivalent would get laughed at.

    If anything, you’d have to sock-puppet as a leftist and try to meme up a twitter mob to go after your target.

  45. is it just me or do all the black and white photos of joe from the 70s literally look like they’re from a 70s horror movie like phantasm or black christmas or the omen.

    with his fading hair, in those black and white shots dude totally looks out of central casting for some horror movie.

    “Old Pincus Varnham terrorized the New England town of West Hope for a generation, legend says…Now, he returns, for one final night of horror.”

  46. @Flip
    I dislike Trump (I was for Rand Paul but could have been for Cruz or Christie), but Biden seems like the only non far leftist Democrat running. If one of them gets in, I wonder if we end up with a Francois Mitterrand type situation where they drive the economy down and have to back off. Let's hope it is not an Allende situation where the military needs to step in and rescue the country.

    Let’s hope it is not an Allende situation where the military needs to step in and rescue the country.

    Pretty sure they already did that to Seth Rich to prevent Bernie.

  47. @Tex

    He’s Caligula’s horse.
     
    I really do like the idea of labeling Biden as the back end of a Roman degenerate's steed. To be fair though, do the Democrats have anyone better? Sure there's Sanders, but the party's big shots and money backers hate him worse than poison. The rest make Caligula's goldfish look presidential.

    Caligula = the oligarchs, not the D rank-and-file. Warren or Oprah would work for them and be better than Biden.

  48. @for-the-record
    Boris Johnson has a new young hot girlfriend who got him to trim his Beatle haircut and to dress sharp. She gave him a makeover, losing the rumpled look.

    She also has very likely cost him his chance to become the next PM:

    Boris Johnson girlfriend: Carrie Symond’s ex speaks out on relationship - 'Never boring'

    BORIS JOHNSON’S girlfriend’s ex has shared intimate details about their “emotionally charged” and “passionate” relationship, just days after police were dispatched to deal with a dispute at the Tory leadership hopeful’s home.


    https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1144294/boris-johnson-girlfriend-carrie-symonds-police-tory-leadership-race
     

    Ms. Symond’s ex sounds like a beta, or worse, a gamma…

  49. @Alec Leamas

    Joe has no chance because he’s a mumbling buffoon. Seriously, have you heard him speak lately? The guy on Twitter who said “he sounds like his mouth just fell down the stairs” nailed it.
     
    My whole life he was a fixture in the Philadelphia media market because Wilmington (where essentially all of the population of Delaware is) is right down I-95, so much so that he used to joke about being "Pennsylvania's third Senator."

    He used to be really pompous, but something changed and he eventually came to be regarded as avuncular and folksy prior to his selection by Mr. Obama in 2008.

    It really, really seems like the time off after leaving the office of Vice President has cost him a few steps. He used to be gaffe prone for sure, but now he's just all mush-mouthed and meandering. Part of this, I think, is the fact that he's thinking about all of the new woke rules while he's speaking extemporaneously which is tripping him up, but I think a lot of it is just the effects of his age catching up to him after his hiatus.

    Joe’s been coasting in Neutral since about ’92–so he’s just about rolled to a complete stop as VP.

    He must’ve been the first one who wasn’t drooled all over as the new model VP taking on more responsibilities than previous VPs.

    Starting up and getting going in Drive has passed him by.

  50. @syonredux
    Lillian Gish Name Removed From Campus Theater For ‘Birth Of A Nation’ Role

    Bowling Green State University has removed actress Lillian Gish’s name from a campus theater because of her part in D.W. Griffith’s Birth of a Nation.
     

    Students at Bowling Green requested the change. After a study, it was agreed to change the name.
     

    But this week, such stars as James Earl Jones, Helen Mirren, Martin Scorsese and several leading film scholars released an open letter calling for Bowling Green to retain Gish’s name on the theater. She shared billing with her sister on the theater name. Both were Ohio natives, but not alumnae of the school.
     

    Gish shouldn’t be judged by one of many films made over a long career, the letter states.

    “[D. W.] Griffith’s film takes an indefensible, racist approach to the history of the Civil War and Reconstruction. But as even the university admits in its task force report on the theater’s name, Lillian was no racist,” the letter said. “Her work in many films, such as Griffith’s own Intolerance (1916), a dazzling four-part overview of world history in which she plays the symbolic mother figure rocking the cradle of humanity and tolerance; Griffith’s deeply moving 1919 interracial drama Broken Blossoms; the 1955 masterpiece The Night of the Hunter, in which she plays a beatific protector of endangered children; and the 1967 film of Graham Greene’s The Comedians, in which she challenges Haiti’s dreaded secret police and demonstrates her outspoken belief in universal brotherhood among races and nations.”
     

    The letter calls the removal “unfortunate and unjust. Doing so makes her a scapegoat in a broader political debate. A university should be a bastion of free speech. This is a supreme ‘teachable moment’ if it can be handled with a more nuanced sense of history.”
     

    Upon reviewing the totality of Lillian Gish’s acting career, no evidence was found that she denounced or distanced herself from director D. W. Griffith or her link from the film The Birth of a Nation.”
     

    Bowling Green claimed that campus leaders have decided that Gish’s connection to the film sent a hostile messages to some students.
     

    Bowling Green State University has a primary responsibility to serve its students, faculty and staff, and an obligation to create an inclusive learning environment. That obligation outweighs the university’s small part in honoring the Gish sisters’ legacy,” the statement said.
     
    https://deadline.com/2019/06/lillian-gish-birth-of-a-nation-bowling-green-state-university-name-removal-1202636690/

    “Everything before yesterday is wrong.”
    –mantra of PC/SJW brigades.

  51. @War for Blair Mountain
    Kamala Harris elected POTUS on Nov 3 2020....HINDU POWER on full display......I hope 52 years of Sports Entertainment was worth it.......Oct 1965....who was the Cleveland Browns starting Quarterback?

    Frank Ryan.

    • Replies: @MBlanc46
    The one with the doctorate in mathematics?
  52. Well, at least Joe’s haircut has improved since he was first elected to the Senate in 1972 when he was 29.

    And he’s smiling with his top teeth, not gnarling with his bottom.

  53. @HammerJack
    Reminds me, when Princess Diana died, some FWP said she didn't say enough about the Holocaust so who even cares?

    Reminds me, when Princess Diana died, some FWP

    “Former white person”?

    • Replies: @HammerJack
    You're kidding, right?
  54. @Tex

    He’s Caligula’s horse.
     
    I really do like the idea of labeling Biden as the back end of a Roman degenerate's steed. To be fair though, do the Democrats have anyone better? Sure there's Sanders, but the party's big shots and money backers hate him worse than poison. The rest make Caligula's goldfish look presidential.

    To be fair though, do the Democrats have anyone better?

    “The first President from the First State!”

    What a slogan. Better, “Caesar Rodney to the rescue!”

    Eat your heart out, Pierre…

    http://www.crtheater.org/CaesarRodney.html

  55. @syonredux
    Lillian Gish Name Removed From Campus Theater For ‘Birth Of A Nation’ Role

    Bowling Green State University has removed actress Lillian Gish’s name from a campus theater because of her part in D.W. Griffith’s Birth of a Nation.
     

    Students at Bowling Green requested the change. After a study, it was agreed to change the name.
     

    But this week, such stars as James Earl Jones, Helen Mirren, Martin Scorsese and several leading film scholars released an open letter calling for Bowling Green to retain Gish’s name on the theater. She shared billing with her sister on the theater name. Both were Ohio natives, but not alumnae of the school.
     

    Gish shouldn’t be judged by one of many films made over a long career, the letter states.

    “[D. W.] Griffith’s film takes an indefensible, racist approach to the history of the Civil War and Reconstruction. But as even the university admits in its task force report on the theater’s name, Lillian was no racist,” the letter said. “Her work in many films, such as Griffith’s own Intolerance (1916), a dazzling four-part overview of world history in which she plays the symbolic mother figure rocking the cradle of humanity and tolerance; Griffith’s deeply moving 1919 interracial drama Broken Blossoms; the 1955 masterpiece The Night of the Hunter, in which she plays a beatific protector of endangered children; and the 1967 film of Graham Greene’s The Comedians, in which she challenges Haiti’s dreaded secret police and demonstrates her outspoken belief in universal brotherhood among races and nations.”
     

    The letter calls the removal “unfortunate and unjust. Doing so makes her a scapegoat in a broader political debate. A university should be a bastion of free speech. This is a supreme ‘teachable moment’ if it can be handled with a more nuanced sense of history.”
     

    Upon reviewing the totality of Lillian Gish’s acting career, no evidence was found that she denounced or distanced herself from director D. W. Griffith or her link from the film The Birth of a Nation.”
     

    Bowling Green claimed that campus leaders have decided that Gish’s connection to the film sent a hostile messages to some students.
     

    Bowling Green State University has a primary responsibility to serve its students, faculty and staff, and an obligation to create an inclusive learning environment. That obligation outweighs the university’s small part in honoring the Gish sisters’ legacy,” the statement said.
     
    https://deadline.com/2019/06/lillian-gish-birth-of-a-nation-bowling-green-state-university-name-removal-1202636690/

    When they play that Indiana school in the same conference, is it the Bowling-Ball Derby?

  56. @Clyde
    Lets give the doofus lots of credit for somehow getting elected to The Senate at age 29. He is ahead of Alexandra Ocasio Cortez, though not any brighter. As far as I know Biden came from the working class....... I guess not......

    "Joe Biden Sr. became a successful used car salesman, and the family's circumstances were middle class.[15][16][17]"

    Limbaugh has called him plugs Biden for years.

    Limbaugh has called him plugs Biden for years.

    Yeah, but everyone here will use it for that guy from South Bend.

    • Replies: @Clyde
    Plugs Biden while Buttigieg is plug, singular. His loony Maltese Marxist theoretician father was a fool not to change/ Anglicize the family last name. The grade school teasing (butt plug) must have been merciless.

    May 13, 2019 · "The father of Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg was a Marxist professor who spoke fondly of the Communist Manifesto and dedicated a significant portion of his academic career to the work of Italian Communist Party founder Antonio Gramsci, an associate of Vladimir Lenin."

  57. @Clyde
    Boris Johnson has a new young hot girlfriend who got him to trim his Beatle haircut and to dress sharp. She gave him a makeover, losing the rumpled look.

    I suppose the greatest change in Johnson’s appearance is he has suddenly lost a vast amount of weight, always a dead giveaway of an affair. His girl looks like Scarlett Johansson from some angles, very nice considering the gap.

    I don’t accept the Beatles analogy. I think the eidos of the Johnson/ Trump look is most strikingly epitomised by the young Peter Brimelow: a mop of awesomely thick blond hair that even when graying enables a bearer tottering on the edge of the grave to scoop up females 40 years less old. It’s like being Brigham Young (bring them young).

    Ian Hislop was on Have I Got News For You the other week and there was a set up where he was accused of having allowed Johnson to use the show to put himself across with hours after hour of top rated free political advertising, while fellow public schoolboy Hislop was too busy promoting himself and Private Eye to notice his satire was about as deadly against Johnson as Weimar’s Kabarett was against Hitler. Hislop took his cue to go off on an obviously prepared attempt at a rebuttal, but you can see in his eyes he knows Johnson has taken them all for a ride.

  58. @Reg Cæsar

    Limbaugh has called him plugs Biden for years.
     
    Yeah, but everyone here will use it for that guy from South Bend.

    Plugs Biden while Buttigieg is plug, singular. His loony Maltese Marxist theoretician father was a fool not to change/ Anglicize the family last name. The grade school teasing (butt plug) must have been merciless.

    May 13, 2019 · “The father of Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg was a Marxist professor who spoke fondly of the Communist Manifesto and dedicated a significant portion of his academic career to the work of Italian Communist Party founder Antonio Gramsci, an associate of Vladimir Lenin.”

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    Heckuva job, Notre Dame!

    Amazing how often that Gramsci guy turns up when Cultural Marxism isn’t a thing.

    http://esr.ibiblio.org/?p=260
  59. @for-the-record
    Boris Johnson has a new young hot girlfriend who got him to trim his Beatle haircut and to dress sharp. She gave him a makeover, losing the rumpled look.

    She also has very likely cost him his chance to become the next PM:

    Boris Johnson girlfriend: Carrie Symond’s ex speaks out on relationship - 'Never boring'

    BORIS JOHNSON’S girlfriend’s ex has shared intimate details about their “emotionally charged” and “passionate” relationship, just days after police were dispatched to deal with a dispute at the Tory leadership hopeful’s home.


    https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1144294/boris-johnson-girlfriend-carrie-symonds-police-tory-leadership-race
     

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petronella_Wyatt
    In 2004, British newspapers reported that she had had a four-year affair with the married Conservative MP Boris Johnson.[2] Johnson had promised to leave his wife;[3] Wyatt became pregnant and had an abortion, after which her mother discovered the affair and reported it to the press.[2] Johnson was sacked from his shadow cabinet post by Michael Howard for lying about the affair.[2][4]

    The telling his dumped girlfriend to go and get an abortion thing did not slow him down, so the tame by comparison sex stuff won’t hurt him.

    • Agree: jim jones
    • Replies: @Clyde
    Petronella Wyatt was a babe. So so cruel that he got her to abort their baby, because it seems Petronella is childless at age 50. She has solid genes. She should have told Boris to f-off.

    And Boris' Beatle haircut was my stab at humor

  60. @for-the-record
    Boris Johnson has a new young hot girlfriend who got him to trim his Beatle haircut and to dress sharp. She gave him a makeover, losing the rumpled look.

    She also has very likely cost him his chance to become the next PM:

    Boris Johnson girlfriend: Carrie Symond’s ex speaks out on relationship - 'Never boring'

    BORIS JOHNSON’S girlfriend’s ex has shared intimate details about their “emotionally charged” and “passionate” relationship, just days after police were dispatched to deal with a dispute at the Tory leadership hopeful’s home.


    https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1144294/boris-johnson-girlfriend-carrie-symonds-police-tory-leadership-race
     

    Despite all this, looks to me like Boris will still be heading up the Conservative Party. There is a backlash against these purposeless rich kids, these two American loony leftists who recorded his tiff with the girlfriend. There is sympathy for Boris at these low down sneaks interfering in the UK Conservative’s selection process.

  61. @Mikeja
    You can the balding to your list of minorities that don’t get any sympathy. Along with left-handlers and the short.

    You can the balding to your list of minorities that don’t get any sympathy. Along with left-handlers and the short.

  62. @Clyde
    Plugs Biden while Buttigieg is plug, singular. His loony Maltese Marxist theoretician father was a fool not to change/ Anglicize the family last name. The grade school teasing (butt plug) must have been merciless.

    May 13, 2019 · "The father of Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg was a Marxist professor who spoke fondly of the Communist Manifesto and dedicated a significant portion of his academic career to the work of Italian Communist Party founder Antonio Gramsci, an associate of Vladimir Lenin."

    Heckuva job, Notre Dame!

    Amazing how often that Gramsci guy turns up when Cultural Marxism isn’t a thing.

    http://esr.ibiblio.org/?p=260

    • Replies: @Marty
    Great link thanks.
  63. @Sean

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petronella_Wyatt
    In 2004, British newspapers reported that she had had a four-year affair with the married Conservative MP Boris Johnson.[2] Johnson had promised to leave his wife;[3] Wyatt became pregnant and had an abortion, after which her mother discovered the affair and reported it to the press.[2] Johnson was sacked from his shadow cabinet post by Michael Howard for lying about the affair.[2][4]
     
    The telling his dumped girlfriend to go and get an abortion thing did not slow him down, so the tame by comparison sex stuff won't hurt him.

    Petronella Wyatt was a babe. So so cruel that he got her to abort their baby, because it seems Petronella is childless at age 50. She has solid genes. She should have told Boris to f-off.

    And Boris’ Beatle haircut was my stab at humor

    • Replies: @Sean
    He owes Private Eye Hislop and Have I got News.. a lot for the way they made people forget about what a shit he is. Its easy to make jokes about sex, but not abortion and Private Eye is a bunch of public schoolboys so they portrayed him as a libidinous Billy Bunter type. They promoted each other, but Hislop is going to get a huge backlash now.

    https://spectatorblogs.imgix.net/files/2016/05/31.jpg?auto=compress,enhance,format&crop=faces,entropy,edges&fit=crop&w=620&h=413

    Yes, with the possible exception of Barbara Amiel, probabally the best looking female journalist in Britain.
  64. @ChrisZ
    Interesting find, Syon. And instructive that all Hollywood’s whorses and all Hollywood’s “men” couldn’t put Lillian Gish back on the marquee again.

    I’ve been explaining to my teenage sons that in the world we currently live in, it doesn’t matter how generous, kind, or harmless you’ve been in your life; one “black mark” against you—even if it’s a mark that only materialized as such yesterday—is enough to ruin you.

    There’s no defense against it—except for our side to assert a balance of terror. We flail around whenever a figure on the Right is unpersoned, but the better response is to stick it back to the Left’s icons. The dead Senator Byrd (D-KKK) still has buildings named for him; let’s get those stricken. FDR, LBJ, MLK and the rest of their triple-initial crowd are all vulnerable to erasure. As you see with someone as anodyne as Lillian Gish, the hysterical Left will devour its own given the slightest pretext. They live by the tweet; let them die by the tweet.

    The next donation to a particular candidate I make will be the first one I ever make, and it will go to whichever red state legislator makes a proposal similar to the following:

    Suppose Mr. X donates a large sum of money to the university and has one or more buildings named after him. Several years hence, it is discovered that Mr. X was something of an unpleasant character: perhaps he repeatedly pestered his secretaries to display more cleavage, perhaps he opposed affirmative action, perhaps he suggested in 199x that gender dysphoria was a mental illness that should be treated, etc.

    If said university wants to remove Mr. X’s name from campus buildings so as to prevent trauma to the student body, they may certainly do so. But the university will be required at that point to track down the descendants of all Mr. X’s legal heirs and refund the inflation-adjusted sum of the original donation to them. If Mr. X is still alive, the money goes back to him directly.

    If university students don’t want the help of people they now judge to be racists, bigots, misogynists, transphobes, etc., then we should let them do without it. Plus it’ll give English departments of the future something to do: figure out a snazzy term for the microaggression equivalent to “blood money”.

  65. @Desiderius
    Heckuva job, Notre Dame!

    Amazing how often that Gramsci guy turns up when Cultural Marxism isn’t a thing.

    http://esr.ibiblio.org/?p=260

    Great link thanks.

  66. @Flip
    I dislike Trump (I was for Rand Paul but could have been for Cruz or Christie), but Biden seems like the only non far leftist Democrat running. If one of them gets in, I wonder if we end up with a Francois Mitterrand type situation where they drive the economy down and have to back off. Let's hope it is not an Allende situation where the military needs to step in and rescue the country.

    If the military steps in we are well and truly effed.

    • Replies: @Flip
    I remember talking to a Chilean woman on a flight one time, and she said it got so bad under Allende that they were fine with Pinochet taking over.
  67. @Forbes
    Frank Ryan.

    The one with the doctorate in mathematics?

  68. @Desiderius
    Trump's hair at that evangelical church was something else.

    https://www.christianheadlines.com/contributors/michael-foust/trump-surprises-evangelical-church-with-visit-pastor-prays-for-him.html

    I recognise that slicked back look. It looks like Trump has just been baptised. Media said this? Maybe Trump is hedging his bets.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    I'd be shocked if Trump weren't baptised as an infant like the rest of his class and generation.

    He's no anabaptist.
  69. @Alec Leamas

    Joe has no chance because he’s a mumbling buffoon. Seriously, have you heard him speak lately? The guy on Twitter who said “he sounds like his mouth just fell down the stairs” nailed it.
     
    My whole life he was a fixture in the Philadelphia media market because Wilmington (where essentially all of the population of Delaware is) is right down I-95, so much so that he used to joke about being "Pennsylvania's third Senator."

    He used to be really pompous, but something changed and he eventually came to be regarded as avuncular and folksy prior to his selection by Mr. Obama in 2008.

    It really, really seems like the time off after leaving the office of Vice President has cost him a few steps. He used to be gaffe prone for sure, but now he's just all mush-mouthed and meandering. Part of this, I think, is the fact that he's thinking about all of the new woke rules while he's speaking extemporaneously which is tripping him up, but I think a lot of it is just the effects of his age catching up to him after his hiatus.

    There was a video on Twitter (not the same one I referenced) where he’s talking about his becoming an old man and it sounds exactly like he’s having a TIA in the middle of a sentence. It’s quite cringeworthty.

  70. @Reg Cæsar

    Reminds me, when Princess Diana died, some FWP
     
    "Former white person"?

    You’re kidding, right?

  71. @Clyde
    Petronella Wyatt was a babe. So so cruel that he got her to abort their baby, because it seems Petronella is childless at age 50. She has solid genes. She should have told Boris to f-off.

    And Boris' Beatle haircut was my stab at humor

    He owes Private Eye Hislop and Have I got News.. a lot for the way they made people forget about what a shit he is. Its easy to make jokes about sex, but not abortion and Private Eye is a bunch of public schoolboys so they portrayed him as a libidinous Billy Bunter type. They promoted each other, but Hislop is going to get a huge backlash now.

    https://spectatorblogs.imgix.net/files/2016/05/31.jpg?auto=compress,enhance,format&crop=faces,entropy,edges&fit=crop&w=620&h=413

    Yes, with the possible exception of Barbara Amiel, probabally the best looking female journalist in Britain.

  72. Uncle Joe Cazale’s all cocked, locked, and ready for the Groundhog Day Afternoon 2020.

  73. @MBlanc46
    If the military steps in we are well and truly effed.

    I remember talking to a Chilean woman on a flight one time, and she said it got so bad under Allende that they were fine with Pinochet taking over.

  74. @Tacitus
    I recognise that slicked back look. It looks like Trump has just been baptised. Media said this? Maybe Trump is hedging his bets.

    I’d be shocked if Trump weren’t baptised as an infant like the rest of his class and generation.

    He’s no anabaptist.

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