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The more things change, the more they stay the same. From Bloomberg Law:

Baltimore County Accused of Racial Discrimination in Police Hiring
Posted Aug. 27, 2019, 1:49 PM

Baltimore County, Md., has engaged in a pattern of racial discrimination against African-American applicants for entry-level police officer and police cadet positions, the Justice Department alleges in a new federal lawsuit.

In case you are wondering, Baltimore County is the suburbs distinct from troubled Baltimore City.

Also in case you are wondering, this is the Trump Administration suing Baltimore County for disparate impact discrimination, not the Obama Administration.

Since 2013, the county has administered various versions of a written exam in the hiring process for these positions, according to the Justice Department. The tests included sections such as reading comprehension, vocabulary, grammar, logical ordering, and data interpretation.

Applicants must achieve a certain score on this test to continue in the selection process. African-American applicants have passed these exams at statistically significantly lower rates than white applicants …

Statistically significant! How often do cognitive tests find statistically significant differences between whites and blacks?

What?

Like virtually every single time over the last 100 years in virtually every location?

I am told that in Bermuda, however, whites and blacks score similarly on IQ tests, so that’s an exception.

 
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  1. Meanwhile, when you’re the MSM caught lying about Trump yet again, it’s just an ‘error in judgment’ or, you know, a little ‘boo-boo’.

    Meanwhile, your ‘boo-boo’ has been retweeted 20 million times by now.

    • Replies: @Mr McKenna
    Sorry, I meant to include his original tweet:

    https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/08/28/22/17799702-7404091-O_Donnell_also_teased_the_news_with_a_tweet_Tuesday_night_before-a-1_1567028082191.jpg

    And so on.

    https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/08/28/21/17802602-7404091-image-a-44_1567023206758.jpg

    , @TontoBubbaGoldstein
    "...our rigorous verification and standards process."

    LOL
    , @Kronos
    Does it really matter at this point? Even the serious liberals/progressives roll their eyes at this garbage. (If just because their people get slandered by the MSM as well.) Is this O'Donnell guy (never heard of him before) going to be reprimanded for bad journalism by some Association or what naught? I seriously doubt it.

    Keep in mind the MSM just can’t land a solid objective hit. It’s all spin and smoke. If they try going into a new direction (like openly debating Sailer) they’ll get creamed and/or stabbed in the back by their “colleagues.”

    So they just channel this “news” that’s dead on delivery or knocked down with just a few punches.

    https://youtu.be/7nhsuypE7DQ
  2. Is this the result of Obama administration holdovers? I mean, how many are left?

    • Replies: @EdwardM
    The Justice Department career staff is pretty much 100% leftist. There should be some political appointees (assistant attorney general, deputy assistant attorney general) providing adult supervision, but President Trump has not done a great job in filling these roles with people who will implement the agenda he was elected on.
  3. this is the Trump Administration suing Baltimore

    Well, yes and no. Technically it’s the TA but it’s very likely that no one in the White House knew about this. Virtually every department in Washington is full to the brim with Trump haters and while we might like for Trump to have cleaned house a bit better by now, it’s no small task to rid the entire apparatus of its entire complement of Demo-Drones. Where would you even find their replacements?

    Mind, I wish the process had begun on Day One and it’s not clear that it’s really been underway at any time. I’m just saying it’s an enormous task. Maybe for that next term which isn’t happening.

    • Replies: @Twodees Partain
    For decades it has been common practice for the DoJ to get a house cleaning by any incoming administration. I don't know how well Granny Sessions did in this important endeavor.
  4. OT – acid attacks still increasing in London

    “the number of violent corrosive liquid offences surged from 66 in 2012 to 752 last year, according to new statistics from the Metropolitan Police. There has been a sharp rise in attacks in recent years with 616 recorded in 2017, up from 461 the previous year, 348 in 2015, 178 in 2014 and 159 in 2013.

    Seventeen attacks have been carried out on children under 10, the 2012 to 2018 figures also show. They are known to include a two-year-old boy who suffered burns to his face when acid was thrown while he was in his pushchair near his Islington home in April 2017. His mother, then 36, and father, 40, who had been taking the toddler for a walk, were also hurt. Nobody has ever been arrested over the attack.

    One of Britain’s leading criminologists said: “London has sadly become the acid attack hotspot in the western world.”

    Dr Simon Harding, associate professor in Criminology at the University of West London, said …”

    https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/london-is-acid-attack-hotspot-of-western-world-with-victims-as-young-as-10-a4222921.html

    Mind, I’ve never heard of the University of West London. Was that Middlesex Poly? No, it’s the former West London Poly.

    • Replies: @Old Palo Altan
    Ah yes, the old Thames Valley University I used to walk by when I lived in Ealing. I seem to remember that one of its buildings was a former cinema.

    Back when I walked those streets, the average hue of my fellow perambulators darkened considerably in the "Uni's" vicinity. Otherwise Ealing was still seriously white, but that was over twenty years ago.
    , @Jim Christian

    One of Britain’s leading criminologists said: “London has sadly become the acid attack hotspot in the western world.”
     
    Acid doesn't blind people, people blind people. Or something. Does this mean they're going to ban acid? What acid is this?
    , @Achmed E. Newman
    I wouldn't call it a "hot spot". It's a low-pH spot.

    Sorry, that's a joke, but I know that this is a sick, sick business.
  5. Yeah, right, Whites and blacks in Bermuda score the same? I don’t believe it. Sounds like more fakery to me.

  6. No, Baltimore County is not the “inner suburbs” of Baltimore city. It is the surrounding county that stretches all the way to the Pennsylvania line. It is 75% white, while the city is 75% non-white. That’s what makes this even nuttier. The police force is about 10% black, while the county is 20% black. While blacks are somewhat under represented, it’s hardly a huge disparity.

    Baltimore City actually has a bigger problem than the county. The city police force is about 50% white, while the city is close to 70% black. The police force is about 45% black. The city “fixes” its minority problem by hiring “Hispanics” who are an insignificant part of the city population. In other words, if you are black and want to be a cop, the county is the place to go.

    Further, the state police force is 15% black and 78% white. The state is 55% white. If the Kushner administration wanted to make this case, they could have a better claim against the state, but the state can fight back, while a county cannot. That’s why the DOJ picks these targets. They look for victims without the means to fight them in court.

    But hey, left-handed black tranny unemployment is super low. According to Kushner criminals are now registering GOP. Winning #Trump2020

    • Replies: @Ed
    It’s very difficult to find black applicants that even want to be police and that can pass the entrance standards. So in Baltimore city they have to be lowered. Lots of the white officers are from the Eastern Shore, Carroll County and other outlying areas. Interesting you mention Hispanic officers, Baltimore used to recruit them from Puerto Rico but there was a big scandal with them some years ago so they may have stopped.
    , @Twodees Partain
    True, Zman. Balmer city residents refer to it as "The County" and it's vastly different from The City in most respects.
  7. One thing I don’t understand: Why should a policeman be required to have an average intelligence in order for the state to grant them the power to point a loaded gun at me and makes judgments about using it?

    • Replies: @Shermy

    One thing I don’t understand: Why should a policeman be required to have an average intelligence in order for the state to grant them the power to point a loaded gun at me and makes judgments about using it?
     
    If IQ tests determine the ability for those with higher scores to recognize patterns that would be indistinguishable by those with lower IQ scores, it's obvious valid IQ tests are crucial for the preservation of innocent lives, as well as avoiding billions of dollars of taxpayer money paid out in lawsuits to those found to be shot in the face without just cause.
    , @AnotherDad
    Seriously disparate impact is absolutely the *dumbest*, most destructive way to do some "affirmative action".

    If we're going to do political allocation--just do it.

    Chop the workforce or employment pool up into it's various tranches--Jews, Indians, Chinese, Koreans, Anglos, Germans, Irish, Scots-Irish, Italians, Filipinos, Mexicans, blacks ... --then assign some minimun and maximum quota for each. Then ... just do whatever the best testing is that you have for being a cop or bureaucrat or whatever and get the *best* candidates within each ethnic group.

    Much better than trashing solid, useful requirements because they yield "disparate impact".
  8. The permanent government goes on and on. Trump has a crummy personnel operation and they don’t get motivated people in gatekeeper positions.

    • Agree: Mr McKenna
    • Replies: @Johann Ricke

    Trump has a crummy personnel operation and they don’t get motivated people in gatekeeper positions.
     
    The public impression may be that he humiliates his political appointees arbitrarily. Given that political appointees have a lot of power, but no tenure and little possibility of advancement, it's not surprising that few would sign up to be abused. Whether he does in fact abuse them is not something I am privy to, but the impression is there. Then there's the attempt by Democrats to make anyone who works for Trump unemployable once that stint is over.
  9. I must say I’m shocked the Trump/Barr DOJ would launch such a case. I’m thinking this is a case being led by careerists or Obama holdovers, might end up being scuttled.

  10. This just proves metaphysics is real. The elaborate KKK cross burning/ceremonies is really mindful consciousness process which generates a powerful wave of charged particles that literally creates White privilege at the sub atomic level. This wave interrupts the functioning of Black Bodies neurons when ever they take a standardized test.

    • Replies: @Kronos
    Quantum Voodoo/Hoodoo. (Eerie music in the background.)
    , @Intelligent Dasein

    This just proves metaphysics is real.
     
    Metaphysics is the study of the fundamental nature of reality. So, yeah, it's pretty real.

    You seem not to know the meaning of the word. I take it you're one of those butt-gadgets who simply inferred the meaning from the bilge that gets sold under that heading at the Borders bookstore. You are completely innocent of anything resembling a real education, but you think you're smart because you believe in muh evolution and you read a few Sailer pieces.

    You would be of better service to humanity if your typing fingers were sewn together into spades that could be used for digging potatoes and shoehorning galoshes onto the elderly and infirm. Do not use them for writing.
  11. The president does not have operational control over most of the government. This is a fact of the american system. Voting is more of an expression of power than a source of power.

    The swamp is a constant. There will always be a swamp. It cannot be drained, only replaced. The question is who will the swamp benefit: your team or the enemy team.

    The civil rights division needs a complete overhaul, not because we care much who gets to be a cop in baltimore, but because its a lucrative jobs program and high status grantor for the enemy team.

    • Replies: @Charles Erwin Wilson 3
    True.
  12. Yeah, as Mr. Deco wrote, and Ed is somehow shocked about, Trump has been a really terrible executive. All these people, right on down to the office admins. WORK FOR HIM! You hire the top guys that will clean house of the swamp creatures in slightly lower management, who will clean house of the swamp creatures down at the next level and so on, OR ELSE (ya fiyed!) Somehow this all worked on TV, but in this real job, Trump is sucking bigly.

    Ed, no offense there, I just think that Trump doesn’t keep up with squat that is going on, as he is too busy tweeting back about whatever slights he’s taken. The man is a worthless blabbermouth.

    • Replies: @Dan Hayes
    Achmed E. Newman:

    There is a slight chance that Deep State perfidy would have been battled better if Barr was on board from the Trump Administration's beginning. My belief is based on the fact that Barr spent his formative years in the DS and is well acquainted with their tricks of the trade! Unfortunately it's now too late in the game to accomplish anything meaningful. Although a decent man, Sessions was a babe in the woods and unaware and/or unable to battle the DS. In summation: Too Bad!
    , @Charles Erwin Wilson 3

    I just think that Trump doesn’t keep up with squat that is going on, as he is too busy tweeting back about whatever slights he’s taken.
     
    True.

    The man is a worthless blabbermouth.
     
    Utterly and completely false. Trump has provided great utility as president. Yes, his defects are many and great. But there is no one you can cite that would have been or would be better.

    If you did not expect to be disappointed you are hopelessly unrealistic. Trump is the best given the constraints of the system. When you piss all over him, you damage our shared goals.
    , @Ed
    Achmed,

    Come on, I doubt even Barr knows what is going on in terms of this case, let alone Trump. This is a relatively minor case. I’ll concede Trump’s tweeting annoys me at times but he’s not worthless. He’s the best thing that could happen for people that want to restore some sanity in this country.
    , @Authenticjazzman
    " The man is a worthless blabbermouth"

    No you are a worthless blabbermouth.

    DT is confronted with a almost insurmountable job of eliminating thousand of Democrat subversives from virtually every department in the gov.
    He is walking a tightrope with no safety net, a bulls eye on his back and juggling a hundred eggs with on hand tied behind him, and dipshits like yourself are unable to comprehend his dilema.

    AJM
  13. The Obama-Trump Era = Both amateur. Remap.

  14. What the deal with Bermuda?

    • Replies: @Faraday's Bobcat
    The permanent white population of Bermuda is pretty laid back, like a whole island of ski bums. There aren't any fancy career opportunities unless you really like offshore banking, so a smart and ambitious Bermudian is going to have to move off the island. And the black Bermudians are Caribbean in nature if not geography. I wouldn't be surprised if they score a lot closer together than in the US.
  15. The kind of people who work at Civil Rights Divisions tend not to be sympathetic to President Trump or his voters.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    The kind of people who work at Civil Rights Divisions tend not to be sympathetic to whites.

    FIFY.
  16. Statistically significant! How often do cognitive tests find statistically significant differences between whites and blacks?

    What?

    Like virtually every single time over the last 100 years in virtually every location?

    Racial cognitive differences are, in effect, Lindy.

    I am told that in Bermuda, however, whites and blacks score similarly on IQ tests, so that’s an exception.

    Who told you that? This guy?

  17. Baltimore County has an unusually low hispanic and asian population for the east coast.

    White Non-Hispanic Alone (57.9%)
    Black Non-Hispanic Alone (28.4%)
    Asian alone (5.9%)
    Hispanic or Latino (5.3%)

    The largest jurisdiction in the Balt/DC area by far is Fairfax Co Virginia. It is:

    White Non-Hispanic Alone (51.2%)
    Asian alone (19.0%)
    Hispanic or Latino (16.1%)
    Black Non-Hispanic Alone (9.5%)

  18. @Achmed E. Newman
    Yeah, as Mr. Deco wrote, and Ed is somehow shocked about, Trump has been a really terrible executive. All these people, right on down to the office admins. WORK FOR HIM! You hire the top guys that will clean house of the swamp creatures in slightly lower management, who will clean house of the swamp creatures down at the next level and so on, OR ELSE (ya fiyed!) Somehow this all worked on TV, but in this real job, Trump is sucking bigly.

    Ed, no offense there, I just think that Trump doesn't keep up with squat that is going on, as he is too busy tweeting back about whatever slights he's taken. The man is a worthless blabbermouth.

    Achmed E. Newman:

    There is a slight chance that Deep State perfidy would have been battled better if Barr was on board from the Trump Administration’s beginning. My belief is based on the fact that Barr spent his formative years in the DS and is well acquainted with their tricks of the trade! Unfortunately it’s now too late in the game to accomplish anything meaningful. Although a decent man, Sessions was a babe in the woods and unaware and/or unable to battle the DS. In summation: Too Bad!

    • Replies: @Lot
    Even if you disagree with how Sessions handled Mueller etc, Trump’s nasty treatment of his first and strongest supporter in the Senate and Congress’s absolute MVP on immigration restriction permanently damaged his ability to attract and retain qualified people to the executive branch.

    Barr has turned out to be great.
  19. This is sweet! Maryland voted 2-1 for Hillary. I hope Trump brings cases in every single blue state, blue county and blue city.

  20. “I am told that in Bermuda, however, whites and blacks score similarly on IQ tests, so that’s an exception.”

    Anyone care to make a friendly wager this is not true? Haha of course not.

    Selective in and out migration could maybe close the 5 point white/NE Asian gap in a small area. But the 1.1 SD B/W gap? No way.

  21. Also in case you are wondering, this is the Trump Administration suing Baltimore County for disparate impact discrimination, not the Obama Administration.

    This is of course technically correct but what would you bet that the actual Justice Department personnel doing this are either Obama appointees (or indoctrinated Holderites, or carrying out a leftover zombie edict) and that Trump isn’t aware of what’s going on?
    The one indefensible blind idiot mistake Trump made was thinking that being president meant something. Had he viciously purged from day one and built his own machine, things would be very different. Of course he couldn’t because of the Russia hoax and the fraudulent investigations.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    Of course he couldn’t because of the Russia hoax and the fraudulent investigations that distracted the living shit out of him.

    [ Bold part is mine. ]
     
    FIFY!

    (I'm not trying to be a smart-ass, Mr. Ross. It's just that that distraction could have been overcome by a REAL executive leader.)
  22. @Dan Hayes
    Achmed E. Newman:

    There is a slight chance that Deep State perfidy would have been battled better if Barr was on board from the Trump Administration's beginning. My belief is based on the fact that Barr spent his formative years in the DS and is well acquainted with their tricks of the trade! Unfortunately it's now too late in the game to accomplish anything meaningful. Although a decent man, Sessions was a babe in the woods and unaware and/or unable to battle the DS. In summation: Too Bad!

    Even if you disagree with how Sessions handled Mueller etc, Trump’s nasty treatment of his first and strongest supporter in the Senate and Congress’s absolute MVP on immigration restriction permanently damaged his ability to attract and retain qualified people to the executive branch.

    Barr has turned out to be great.

    • Replies: @Dan Hayes
    Lot:

    Thanks. I am in virtually total agreement with your assessment.

    The only "excuse" that can be made for Trump's egregious behavior is that his NYC real estate days were bereft of interacting with many (actually any) decent gentlemen such as Sessions. BTW, I don't subscribe to that "excuse"!

    And once again, too bad that Barr wasn't on hand from the beginning! I believe that Barr is personally motivated (and repulsed) by the Justice Department's behavior. And more important, he's personally unconcerned with what the Establishment (and history) thinks of him. Maybe off topic, but I attribute Barr's behavior to the melding of Jewish brains and Irish fortitude/cussedness (take your pick!).
  23. @Mr McKenna
    Meanwhile, when you're the MSM caught lying about Trump yet again, it's just an 'error in judgment' or, you know, a little 'boo-boo'.

    https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/08/28/21/17803124-7404091-image-a-45_1567023951960.jpg

    Meanwhile, your 'boo-boo' has been retweeted 20 million times by now.

    Sorry, I meant to include his original tweet:

    And so on.

  24. @Jim Given
    One thing I don't understand: Why should a policeman be required to have an average intelligence in order for the state to grant them the power to point a loaded gun at me and makes judgments about using it?

    One thing I don’t understand: Why should a policeman be required to have an average intelligence in order for the state to grant them the power to point a loaded gun at me and makes judgments about using it?

    If IQ tests determine the ability for those with higher scores to recognize patterns that would be indistinguishable by those with lower IQ scores, it’s obvious valid IQ tests are crucial for the preservation of innocent lives, as well as avoiding billions of dollars of taxpayer money paid out in lawsuits to those found to be shot in the face without just cause.

  25. @Not My Economy
    The president does not have operational control over most of the government. This is a fact of the american system. Voting is more of an expression of power than a source of power.

    The swamp is a constant. There will always be a swamp. It cannot be drained, only replaced. The question is who will the swamp benefit: your team or the enemy team.

    The civil rights division needs a complete overhaul, not because we care much who gets to be a cop in baltimore, but because its a lucrative jobs program and high status grantor for the enemy team.

    True.

  26. @George Taylor
    This just proves metaphysics is real. The elaborate KKK cross burning/ceremonies is really mindful consciousness process which generates a powerful wave of charged particles that literally creates White privilege at the sub atomic level. This wave interrupts the functioning of Black Bodies neurons when ever they take a standardized test.

    Quantum Voodoo/Hoodoo. (Eerie music in the background.)

  27. @JimDandy
    What the deal with Bermuda?

    The permanent white population of Bermuda is pretty laid back, like a whole island of ski bums. There aren’t any fancy career opportunities unless you really like offshore banking, so a smart and ambitious Bermudian is going to have to move off the island. And the black Bermudians are Caribbean in nature if not geography. I wouldn’t be surprised if they score a lot closer together than in the US.

    • Replies: @JimDandy
    The White Bermudans would be a great band name.
    , @Jonathan Mason

    The permanent white population of Bermuda is pretty laid back, like a whole island of ski bums. There aren’t any fancy career opportunities unless you really like offshore banking, so a smart and ambitious Bermudian is going to have to move off the island.
     
    I don't think this is true. (I lived for several years in Bermuda.)

    White Bermudians have plenty of opportunities as lawyers, civil servants, business owners, medical professions, and so on, although some who go to college in the US stay there after graduation, especially if they marry US citizens. (One reason for living in the US is that buying homes is much cheaper in the US,and another is that people find the small town/island culture of Bermuda a little stifling.)

    After living for more than a decade in Bermuda before I came to live in the US, what surprised me in the US was that there were so many whites who were uneducated and doing menial jobs, even though they and their families were not new arrivals on the continent, whereas in Bermuda local whites with very few exceptions were in upper middle class and better jobs and owned, often by inheritance, substantial homes and properties.

    Many of these whites in the US were doing no better than if they had just stepped penniless off the boat from Europe and their families seemed to have failed, comparatively, to establish themselves economically in America over several generations.

    Bermuda is officially 70% black,but actually has several overlapping populations. The East End of St. George's and St. David's Islands is primarily populated with very light skinned mulattoes whose ancestry goes back a a mixture of African slaves, North American Indians, and Irish indentured laborers in the seventeenth century. A nickname for St. David's Islanders is "Mohawks".

    The darker population in the West End of the island has its ancestry in workers imported from the West Indies in the nineteenth century after the abolition of slavery in 1833 to work at the British Naval Dockyard and in agriculture.

    There is also a population of Azorean and Cape Verdean Portuguese who tend to occupy niches that do not appeal to either whites or blacks, such as agriculture, contract cleaning, sewerage management and pit emptying, water delivery, truck driving, landscaping, and so on.

    In addition, there is an expatriate population of people on temporary work permits filling skilled jobs that Bermudians do not want, like nurses, cops, hotel chefs, mechanics, etc.

    Additionally most people who are now called "black" in Bermuda, would have been classified as "colored" under the older terminology, and black Bermudians have a higher level of white ancestry than those classified as "black" in the US.

    What probably also distinguishes Bermuda is that the average income is much higher than in the US, with the median income being around $60.000 in 2010, and that the overall culture is much more integrated than in the US.

    What is hopeful about Bermuda is that the overall average IQ is now around 100, suggesting that further improvements in closing the gap may be expected in the US.

    https://en.paperblog.com/bermudian-blacks-close-the-black-white-iq-gap-1288932/


    The Naval Dockyard, Bermuda

    http://www.bermuda-online.org/rnd2.jpg

  28. @Achmed E. Newman
    Yeah, as Mr. Deco wrote, and Ed is somehow shocked about, Trump has been a really terrible executive. All these people, right on down to the office admins. WORK FOR HIM! You hire the top guys that will clean house of the swamp creatures in slightly lower management, who will clean house of the swamp creatures down at the next level and so on, OR ELSE (ya fiyed!) Somehow this all worked on TV, but in this real job, Trump is sucking bigly.

    Ed, no offense there, I just think that Trump doesn't keep up with squat that is going on, as he is too busy tweeting back about whatever slights he's taken. The man is a worthless blabbermouth.

    I just think that Trump doesn’t keep up with squat that is going on, as he is too busy tweeting back about whatever slights he’s taken.

    True.

    The man is a worthless blabbermouth.

    Utterly and completely false. Trump has provided great utility as president. Yes, his defects are many and great. But there is no one you can cite that would have been or would be better.

    If you did not expect to be disappointed you are hopelessly unrealistic. Trump is the best given the constraints of the system. When you piss all over him, you damage our shared goals.

    • Agree: Counterinsurgency
    • Disagree: Futurethirdworlder
    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    Utility? The immigration invasion is an Existential problem, Mr. Wilson III. It's not being solved. Each year or even month lost is just deeper into the hole.

    I could cite plenty of people who would have been better - they just don't work in the US Feral Gov't right now, as they are not destructive psychopaths. Trump has plenty of constraints, but he also could have done plenty on his own, plenty of things that he cucked out on. He's been damn near worthless.

    I don't share any goals with this guy at this point, because he's not working toward any of Candidate Trump's goals. I'm not just disappointed, Charles, I'M PISSED!

    , @Neil Templeton
    I think any man who had the sense to give up drink entirely deserves a proper forum. Later we can address the french fries.
    , @AnotherDad

    The man is a worthless blabbermouth.

    Utterly and completely false. Trump has provided great utility as president. Yes, his defects are many and great. But there is no one you can cite that would have been or would be better.

    If you did not expect to be disappointed you are hopelessly unrealistic. Trump is the best given the constraints of the system. When you piss all over him, you damage our shared goals.
     

     
    CEW3, i don't dispute your analysis at the 50,000 ft level. Trump was way better than the alternatives and his presence has pushed open the Overton window and got some of the right issues on the agenda. But it is still too kind.

    As an old dude--especially given that i've been forced to witness the witlessness (or sheer malevolence) of our political/bureaucratic/military/business/academic/journalist "elites" this past generation--my cynicism is high and expectations low. But i expected more from Trump. Not clear reasoned persausion or deep foresighted leadership. But just better "management".

    It's a lie that "he couldn't get good people". People line up to work for the President. What was lacking was the President's focus on actually enacting the agenda that got him elected--including clear marching orders to his appointees and holding their feet to the fire.

    Trump has tremendous energy but is just too intellectually lazy and insufficiently committed to his own agenda. No way to sugar coat it.
    , @Ed
    Thank you. Some of the anti-Trump commentators on this board are the most annoying folks ever. I can’t even comprehend a current Republican politician that would even dare to go against the media and liberal zeitgeist even once, let alone on a near daily basis.
    , @Twodees Partain
    Number Three, old thing, you really must prepare yourself for the possibility that your Beloved Donald is a clueless asshole. Sooner would be better in this case.
  29. @Lot
    Even if you disagree with how Sessions handled Mueller etc, Trump’s nasty treatment of his first and strongest supporter in the Senate and Congress’s absolute MVP on immigration restriction permanently damaged his ability to attract and retain qualified people to the executive branch.

    Barr has turned out to be great.

    Lot:

    Thanks. I am in virtually total agreement with your assessment.

    The only “excuse” that can be made for Trump’s egregious behavior is that his NYC real estate days were bereft of interacting with many (actually any) decent gentlemen such as Sessions. BTW, I don’t subscribe to that “excuse”!

    And once again, too bad that Barr wasn’t on hand from the beginning! I believe that Barr is personally motivated (and repulsed) by the Justice Department’s behavior. And more important, he’s personally unconcerned with what the Establishment (and history) thinks of him. Maybe off topic, but I attribute Barr’s behavior to the melding of Jewish brains and Irish fortitude/cussedness (take your pick!).

    • Replies: @Lot
    I had no idea AG Barr is a demijew.

    Other interesting wikipedia facts:

    Author of “The Case for More Incarceration”
    Avid bagpipe player since he was 8
    Father was an OSS spy, prep school headmaster, and science fiction novelist.
  30. @Art Deco
    The permanent government goes on and on. Trump has a crummy personnel operation and they don't get motivated people in gatekeeper positions.

    Trump has a crummy personnel operation and they don’t get motivated people in gatekeeper positions.

    The public impression may be that he humiliates his political appointees arbitrarily. Given that political appointees have a lot of power, but no tenure and little possibility of advancement, it’s not surprising that few would sign up to be abused. Whether he does in fact abuse them is not something I am privy to, but the impression is there. Then there’s the attempt by Democrats to make anyone who works for Trump unemployable once that stint is over.

    • Agree: HammerJack
  31. @Mr McKenna
    Meanwhile, when you're the MSM caught lying about Trump yet again, it's just an 'error in judgment' or, you know, a little 'boo-boo'.

    https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/08/28/21/17803124-7404091-image-a-45_1567023951960.jpg

    Meanwhile, your 'boo-boo' has been retweeted 20 million times by now.

    “…our rigorous verification and standards process.”

    LOL

  32. @Charles Erwin Wilson 3

    I just think that Trump doesn’t keep up with squat that is going on, as he is too busy tweeting back about whatever slights he’s taken.
     
    True.

    The man is a worthless blabbermouth.
     
    Utterly and completely false. Trump has provided great utility as president. Yes, his defects are many and great. But there is no one you can cite that would have been or would be better.

    If you did not expect to be disappointed you are hopelessly unrealistic. Trump is the best given the constraints of the system. When you piss all over him, you damage our shared goals.

    Utility? The immigration invasion is an Existential problem, Mr. Wilson III. It’s not being solved. Each year or even month lost is just deeper into the hole.

    I could cite plenty of people who would have been better – they just don’t work in the US Feral Gov’t right now, as they are not destructive psychopaths. Trump has plenty of constraints, but he also could have done plenty on his own, plenty of things that he cucked out on. He’s been damn near worthless.

    I don’t share any goals with this guy at this point, because he’s not working toward any of Candidate Trump’s goals. I’m not just disappointed, Charles, I’M PISSED!

    • Replies: @Counterinsurgency

    I don’t share any goals with this guy at this point, because he’s not working toward any of Candidate Trump’s goals. I’m not just disappointed, Charles, I’M PISSED!
     
    That's going to be important in prepping for the time when Trump leaves office. At least some of the pissed people should be working to find and promote a better successor.
    Simple criticism of Trump won't do much without a better successor.

    Counterinsurgency
  33. @Dan Hayes
    Lot:

    Thanks. I am in virtually total agreement with your assessment.

    The only "excuse" that can be made for Trump's egregious behavior is that his NYC real estate days were bereft of interacting with many (actually any) decent gentlemen such as Sessions. BTW, I don't subscribe to that "excuse"!

    And once again, too bad that Barr wasn't on hand from the beginning! I believe that Barr is personally motivated (and repulsed) by the Justice Department's behavior. And more important, he's personally unconcerned with what the Establishment (and history) thinks of him. Maybe off topic, but I attribute Barr's behavior to the melding of Jewish brains and Irish fortitude/cussedness (take your pick!).

    I had no idea AG Barr is a demijew.

    Other interesting wikipedia facts:

    Author of “The Case for More Incarceration”
    Avid bagpipe player since he was 8
    Father was an OSS spy, prep school headmaster, and science fiction novelist.

    • Replies: @Dan Hayes
    Lot:

    Barr is strictly A-OK since both his mother and wife are Irish-American Catholics!
    , @Dan Hayes
    Lot:

    Hopefully the author of "The Case for More Incarceration" will prevent implementation of the pernicious "Let Em Loose" ideas of his nitwit daughter and son-in-law!
  34. @Lot
    I had no idea AG Barr is a demijew.

    Other interesting wikipedia facts:

    Author of “The Case for More Incarceration”
    Avid bagpipe player since he was 8
    Father was an OSS spy, prep school headmaster, and science fiction novelist.

    Lot:

    Barr is strictly A-OK since both his mother and wife are Irish-American Catholics!

    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
    Maybe in the past. Nowadays, it is getting so that anyone who is sticking with that church is LESS trustworthy. Certainly it takes poor judgment and or lack of a backbone.
  35. @Faraday's Bobcat
    The permanent white population of Bermuda is pretty laid back, like a whole island of ski bums. There aren't any fancy career opportunities unless you really like offshore banking, so a smart and ambitious Bermudian is going to have to move off the island. And the black Bermudians are Caribbean in nature if not geography. I wouldn't be surprised if they score a lot closer together than in the US.

    The White Bermudans would be a great band name.

  36. @Charles Erwin Wilson 3

    I just think that Trump doesn’t keep up with squat that is going on, as he is too busy tweeting back about whatever slights he’s taken.
     
    True.

    The man is a worthless blabbermouth.
     
    Utterly and completely false. Trump has provided great utility as president. Yes, his defects are many and great. But there is no one you can cite that would have been or would be better.

    If you did not expect to be disappointed you are hopelessly unrealistic. Trump is the best given the constraints of the system. When you piss all over him, you damage our shared goals.

    I think any man who had the sense to give up drink entirely deserves a proper forum. Later we can address the french fries.

  37. @George Taylor
    This just proves metaphysics is real. The elaborate KKK cross burning/ceremonies is really mindful consciousness process which generates a powerful wave of charged particles that literally creates White privilege at the sub atomic level. This wave interrupts the functioning of Black Bodies neurons when ever they take a standardized test.

    This just proves metaphysics is real.

    Metaphysics is the study of the fundamental nature of reality. So, yeah, it’s pretty real.

    You seem not to know the meaning of the word. I take it you’re one of those butt-gadgets who simply inferred the meaning from the bilge that gets sold under that heading at the Borders bookstore. You are completely innocent of anything resembling a real education, but you think you’re smart because you believe in muh evolution and you read a few Sailer pieces.

    You would be of better service to humanity if your typing fingers were sewn together into spades that could be used for digging potatoes and shoehorning galoshes onto the elderly and infirm. Do not use them for writing.

    • Replies: @Twodees Partain
    ID, his post was satire. It was funny to me. Maybe you read it too quickly and took it literally.
    , @HammerJack
    As usual, missing the point entirely and spewing out a stream of irrelevant insults. Here's a relevant one: You are unbelievably dense.
  38. Barr is strictly A-OK since both his mother and wife are Irish-American Catholics!

    Yep, who ever heard of one of us Irish-American Catholics doing stupid and repugnant stuff?

  39. @Charles Erwin Wilson 3

    I just think that Trump doesn’t keep up with squat that is going on, as he is too busy tweeting back about whatever slights he’s taken.
     
    True.

    The man is a worthless blabbermouth.
     
    Utterly and completely false. Trump has provided great utility as president. Yes, his defects are many and great. But there is no one you can cite that would have been or would be better.

    If you did not expect to be disappointed you are hopelessly unrealistic. Trump is the best given the constraints of the system. When you piss all over him, you damage our shared goals.

    The man is a worthless blabbermouth.

    Utterly and completely false. Trump has provided great utility as president. Yes, his defects are many and great. But there is no one you can cite that would have been or would be better.

    If you did not expect to be disappointed you are hopelessly unrealistic. Trump is the best given the constraints of the system. When you piss all over him, you damage our shared goals.

    CEW3, i don’t dispute your analysis at the 50,000 ft level. Trump was way better than the alternatives and his presence has pushed open the Overton window and got some of the right issues on the agenda. But it is still too kind.

    As an old dude–especially given that i’ve been forced to witness the witlessness (or sheer malevolence) of our political/bureaucratic/military/business/academic/journalist “elites” this past generation–my cynicism is high and expectations low. But i expected more from Trump. Not clear reasoned persausion or deep foresighted leadership. But just better “management”.

    It’s a lie that “he couldn’t get good people”. People line up to work for the President. What was lacking was the President’s focus on actually enacting the agenda that got him elected–including clear marching orders to his appointees and holding their feet to the fire.

    Trump has tremendous energy but is just too intellectually lazy and insufficiently committed to his own agenda. No way to sugar coat it.

    • Replies: @Counterinsurgency

    Trump has tremendous energy but is just too intellectually lazy and insufficiently committed to his own agenda. No way to sugar coat it.
     
    Sugar coat: what other kind of person would take the enormous gamble of being the first person to try reforming a government composed almost entirely of people terrified of the government's own bureaucracy and intelligence agencies?

    Sometimes you have to take what you can get and, if possible, be happy. Since the critique of Trump is well established, finding a better successor would be a productive use of time.

    Counterinsurgency
    , @James N. Kennett
    Trump had one job - to build the wall. I expected him to legislate for it while the Republicans held both houses of Congress, have a large part of the construction finished by November 2020, and win a triumphant second term. He blew it.

    "Draining the swamp" has proved even more difficult. When the documents about FBI/Democratic collusion are made public, there will be an opportunity to fire and indict the wrongdoers. I hope that Trump's team have seen the documents and are preparing their response, to be implemented in October 2020 at the very latest.
  40. @Jim Given
    One thing I don't understand: Why should a policeman be required to have an average intelligence in order for the state to grant them the power to point a loaded gun at me and makes judgments about using it?

    Seriously disparate impact is absolutely the *dumbest*, most destructive way to do some “affirmative action”.

    If we’re going to do political allocation–just do it.

    Chop the workforce or employment pool up into it’s various tranches–Jews, Indians, Chinese, Koreans, Anglos, Germans, Irish, Scots-Irish, Italians, Filipinos, Mexicans, blacks … –then assign some minimun and maximum quota for each. Then … just do whatever the best testing is that you have for being a cop or bureaucrat or whatever and get the *best* candidates within each ethnic group.

    Much better than trashing solid, useful requirements because they yield “disparate impact”.

    • Agree: RadicalCenter
  41. @Mr McKenna
    Meanwhile, when you're the MSM caught lying about Trump yet again, it's just an 'error in judgment' or, you know, a little 'boo-boo'.

    https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/08/28/21/17803124-7404091-image-a-45_1567023951960.jpg

    Meanwhile, your 'boo-boo' has been retweeted 20 million times by now.

    Does it really matter at this point? Even the serious liberals/progressives roll their eyes at this garbage. (If just because their people get slandered by the MSM as well.) Is this O’Donnell guy (never heard of him before) going to be reprimanded for bad journalism by some Association or what naught? I seriously doubt it.

    Keep in mind the MSM just can’t land a solid objective hit. It’s all spin and smoke. If they try going into a new direction (like openly debating Sailer) they’ll get creamed and/or stabbed in the back by their “colleagues.”

    So they just channel this “news” that’s dead on delivery or knocked down with just a few punches.

  42. @The Z Blog
    No, Baltimore County is not the "inner suburbs" of Baltimore city. It is the surrounding county that stretches all the way to the Pennsylvania line. It is 75% white, while the city is 75% non-white. That's what makes this even nuttier. The police force is about 10% black, while the county is 20% black. While blacks are somewhat under represented, it's hardly a huge disparity.

    Baltimore City actually has a bigger problem than the county. The city police force is about 50% white, while the city is close to 70% black. The police force is about 45% black. The city "fixes" its minority problem by hiring "Hispanics" who are an insignificant part of the city population. In other words, if you are black and want to be a cop, the county is the place to go.

    Further, the state police force is 15% black and 78% white. The state is 55% white. If the Kushner administration wanted to make this case, they could have a better claim against the state, but the state can fight back, while a county cannot. That's why the DOJ picks these targets. They look for victims without the means to fight them in court.

    But hey, left-handed black tranny unemployment is super low. According to Kushner criminals are now registering GOP. Winning #Trump2020

    It’s very difficult to find black applicants that even want to be police and that can pass the entrance standards. So in Baltimore city they have to be lowered. Lots of the white officers are from the Eastern Shore, Carroll County and other outlying areas. Interesting you mention Hispanic officers, Baltimore used to recruit them from Puerto Rico but there was a big scandal with them some years ago so they may have stopped.

  43. @Charles Erwin Wilson 3

    I just think that Trump doesn’t keep up with squat that is going on, as he is too busy tweeting back about whatever slights he’s taken.
     
    True.

    The man is a worthless blabbermouth.
     
    Utterly and completely false. Trump has provided great utility as president. Yes, his defects are many and great. But there is no one you can cite that would have been or would be better.

    If you did not expect to be disappointed you are hopelessly unrealistic. Trump is the best given the constraints of the system. When you piss all over him, you damage our shared goals.

    Thank you. Some of the anti-Trump commentators on this board are the most annoying folks ever. I can’t even comprehend a current Republican politician that would even dare to go against the media and liberal zeitgeist even once, let alone on a near daily basis.

    • Agree: Prodigal son
    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    You are a young guy I guess. Ronald Reagan puts this guy to shame. (See Ronnie vs. Donnie - Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and a Conclusion - to learn some political history.

    I didn't expect adherence to Constitutional Principles out of this guy or even that much consistency on core Conservative beliefs. I just figured he'd get some stuff done, though. I went to a rally, voted for the guy, and was glad he was elected. I'd have at least figured he would be a good manager and a good deal-maker. Nope.

    You obviously have very low expectations. At this pace, America dies in 2028 instead of 2025. Wow, make sure you vote next time too!
    , @Achmed E. Newman

    I can’t even comprehend a current Republican politician that would even dare to go against the media and liberal zeitgeist even once, let alone on a near daily basis.
     
    So what? That's just talk. He's a blabbermouth, but he's OUR blabbermouth! Hoo-wah!
  44. @Achmed E. Newman
    Yeah, as Mr. Deco wrote, and Ed is somehow shocked about, Trump has been a really terrible executive. All these people, right on down to the office admins. WORK FOR HIM! You hire the top guys that will clean house of the swamp creatures in slightly lower management, who will clean house of the swamp creatures down at the next level and so on, OR ELSE (ya fiyed!) Somehow this all worked on TV, but in this real job, Trump is sucking bigly.

    Ed, no offense there, I just think that Trump doesn't keep up with squat that is going on, as he is too busy tweeting back about whatever slights he's taken. The man is a worthless blabbermouth.

    Achmed,

    Come on, I doubt even Barr knows what is going on in terms of this case, let alone Trump. This is a relatively minor case. I’ll concede Trump’s tweeting annoys me at times but he’s not worthless. He’s the best thing that could happen for people that want to restore some sanity in this country.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    Ed, he WOULD BE the best thing that could happen, if he ever followed through on what he SAYS he will do. Almost all the time, he doesn't. I follow actions, not words. The border is wide open. The DACA EO could have simply not been renewed. American soldiers, sailors, and airmen have not been sent home from our important "hot spots" around the globe, for our "common defense" and stuff.

    The swamp has not been drained one bit, which explains why, even though Barr and Trump can't keep track of every small case like this, as you say, it still happened that way. Had the DOJ been purged of the entrenched ctrl-left, it would have been virtually automatic for those lower-level DOJ employees to put the kibosh on this 'nother BS AA case.

    You talk about entrenched Øb☭ma-era officials - what the hell are they still doing there after 2 1/2 years? Do you remember that the Clintons purged even the whitehouse travel office? If that was done, imagine all the Bush/Reagan-era officials purged from IMPORTANT positions. Likely all of them were, unless they openly went native.
  45. @Ed
    Achmed,

    Come on, I doubt even Barr knows what is going on in terms of this case, let alone Trump. This is a relatively minor case. I’ll concede Trump’s tweeting annoys me at times but he’s not worthless. He’s the best thing that could happen for people that want to restore some sanity in this country.

    Ed, he WOULD BE the best thing that could happen, if he ever followed through on what he SAYS he will do. Almost all the time, he doesn’t. I follow actions, not words. The border is wide open. The DACA EO could have simply not been renewed. American soldiers, sailors, and airmen have not been sent home from our important “hot spots” around the globe, for our “common defense” and stuff.

    The swamp has not been drained one bit, which explains why, even though Barr and Trump can’t keep track of every small case like this, as you say, it still happened that way. Had the DOJ been purged of the entrenched ctrl-left, it would have been virtually automatic for those lower-level DOJ employees to put the kibosh on this ‘nother BS AA case.

    You talk about entrenched Øb☭ma-era officials – what the hell are they still doing there after 2 1/2 years? Do you remember that the Clintons purged even the whitehouse travel office? If that was done, imagine all the Bush/Reagan-era officials purged from IMPORTANT positions. Likely all of them were, unless they openly went native.

  46. @Ed
    Thank you. Some of the anti-Trump commentators on this board are the most annoying folks ever. I can’t even comprehend a current Republican politician that would even dare to go against the media and liberal zeitgeist even once, let alone on a near daily basis.

    You are a young guy I guess. Ronald Reagan puts this guy to shame. (See Ronnie vs. DonniePart 2, Part 3, Part 4, and a Conclusion – to learn some political history.

    I didn’t expect adherence to Constitutional Principles out of this guy or even that much consistency on core Conservative beliefs. I just figured he’d get some stuff done, though. I went to a rally, voted for the guy, and was glad he was elected. I’d have at least figured he would be a good manager and a good deal-maker. Nope.

    You obviously have very low expectations. At this pace, America dies in 2028 instead of 2025. Wow, make sure you vote next time too!

    • Agree: Jonathan Mason
  47. @Ed
    Thank you. Some of the anti-Trump commentators on this board are the most annoying folks ever. I can’t even comprehend a current Republican politician that would even dare to go against the media and liberal zeitgeist even once, let alone on a near daily basis.

    I can’t even comprehend a current Republican politician that would even dare to go against the media and liberal zeitgeist even once, let alone on a near daily basis.

    So what? That’s just talk. He’s a blabbermouth, but he’s OUR blabbermouth! Hoo-wah!

  48. @Dan Hayes
    Lot:

    Barr is strictly A-OK since both his mother and wife are Irish-American Catholics!

    Maybe in the past. Nowadays, it is getting so that anyone who is sticking with that church is LESS trustworthy. Certainly it takes poor judgment and or lack of a backbone.

  49. @Achmed E. Newman
    Utility? The immigration invasion is an Existential problem, Mr. Wilson III. It's not being solved. Each year or even month lost is just deeper into the hole.

    I could cite plenty of people who would have been better - they just don't work in the US Feral Gov't right now, as they are not destructive psychopaths. Trump has plenty of constraints, but he also could have done plenty on his own, plenty of things that he cucked out on. He's been damn near worthless.

    I don't share any goals with this guy at this point, because he's not working toward any of Candidate Trump's goals. I'm not just disappointed, Charles, I'M PISSED!

    I don’t share any goals with this guy at this point, because he’s not working toward any of Candidate Trump’s goals. I’m not just disappointed, Charles, I’M PISSED!

    That’s going to be important in prepping for the time when Trump leaves office. At least some of the pissed people should be working to find and promote a better successor.
    Simple criticism of Trump won’t do much without a better successor.

    Counterinsurgency

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman
  50. @AnotherDad

    The man is a worthless blabbermouth.

    Utterly and completely false. Trump has provided great utility as president. Yes, his defects are many and great. But there is no one you can cite that would have been or would be better.

    If you did not expect to be disappointed you are hopelessly unrealistic. Trump is the best given the constraints of the system. When you piss all over him, you damage our shared goals.
     

     
    CEW3, i don't dispute your analysis at the 50,000 ft level. Trump was way better than the alternatives and his presence has pushed open the Overton window and got some of the right issues on the agenda. But it is still too kind.

    As an old dude--especially given that i've been forced to witness the witlessness (or sheer malevolence) of our political/bureaucratic/military/business/academic/journalist "elites" this past generation--my cynicism is high and expectations low. But i expected more from Trump. Not clear reasoned persausion or deep foresighted leadership. But just better "management".

    It's a lie that "he couldn't get good people". People line up to work for the President. What was lacking was the President's focus on actually enacting the agenda that got him elected--including clear marching orders to his appointees and holding their feet to the fire.

    Trump has tremendous energy but is just too intellectually lazy and insufficiently committed to his own agenda. No way to sugar coat it.

    Trump has tremendous energy but is just too intellectually lazy and insufficiently committed to his own agenda. No way to sugar coat it.

    Sugar coat: what other kind of person would take the enormous gamble of being the first person to try reforming a government composed almost entirely of people terrified of the government’s own bureaucracy and intelligence agencies?

    Sometimes you have to take what you can get and, if possible, be happy. Since the critique of Trump is well established, finding a better successor would be a productive use of time.

    Counterinsurgency

  51. If an American barrier on the border with Mexico were as effective as the Israel-Egypt fence then only 200 aliens would get across the border a year.

    A country has be willing to use deadly force to defend its boundary fortifications from breachings.

  52. Trump is Swamp; those of us who voted for him when he said all the right things [well, almost all except his Iran “vendetta” (obligatory devotion to Israel)] up to and including his inauguration speech were suckered into believing that he underwent a transfiguration after a misspent life. We got a Trump, Pence, Kushner, Mnuchin, Netanyahu, Wall Street Administration.
    Tucker Carlson for President while there’s still time.

  53. @Achmed E. Newman
    Yeah, as Mr. Deco wrote, and Ed is somehow shocked about, Trump has been a really terrible executive. All these people, right on down to the office admins. WORK FOR HIM! You hire the top guys that will clean house of the swamp creatures in slightly lower management, who will clean house of the swamp creatures down at the next level and so on, OR ELSE (ya fiyed!) Somehow this all worked on TV, but in this real job, Trump is sucking bigly.

    Ed, no offense there, I just think that Trump doesn't keep up with squat that is going on, as he is too busy tweeting back about whatever slights he's taken. The man is a worthless blabbermouth.

    ” The man is a worthless blabbermouth”

    No you are a worthless blabbermouth.

    DT is confronted with a almost insurmountable job of eliminating thousand of Democrat subversives from virtually every department in the gov.
    He is walking a tightrope with no safety net, a bulls eye on his back and juggling a hundred eggs with on hand tied behind him, and dipshits like yourself are unable to comprehend his dilema.

    AJM

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    I just explained this. You start at the top and let it be known what policies are to be implemented. From there on down, whoevever's not on-board has got to go. The trick is to not hire people at the top who are beltway insiders and against your policies from the get-go.

    Trump doesn't want to sit down any do any thinking (should have been done right after the election, almost 3 years back) to figure out a strategy. He'd rather just tweet back smart-ass lines to his detractors than do the actual thinking, strategizing work.

    Tightrope? There's no dilemma. You buckle down and to the job. When ctrl-left judges get in the way, you do what is called POLITICS, including setting Americans on them to impeach (a much better use for that Twitter account). Patriotic Americans would love to actually help, but Trump is not using his best allies.

    I'd have gotten things done by now, were I in this position. You watch too much TV, just like Trump. Don't keep making excuses for the man, you Mensa pussy.
  54. @J.Ross
    Also in case you are wondering, this is the Trump Administration suing Baltimore County for disparate impact discrimination, not the Obama Administration.

    This is of course technically correct but what would you bet that the actual Justice Department personnel doing this are either Obama appointees (or indoctrinated Holderites, or carrying out a leftover zombie edict) and that Trump isn't aware of what's going on?
    The one indefensible blind idiot mistake Trump made was thinking that being president meant something. Had he viciously purged from day one and built his own machine, things would be very different. Of course he couldn't because of the Russia hoax and the fraudulent investigations.

    Of course he couldn’t because of the Russia hoax and the fraudulent investigations that distracted the living shit out of him.

    [ Bold part is mine. ]

    FIFY!

    (I’m not trying to be a smart-ass, Mr. Ross. It’s just that that distraction could have been overcome by a REAL executive leader.)

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    Only with subordinates more loyal and competent and on-the-ball than Rosenstein and Sessions. Kennedy's ironically mafia-like inner circle couldn't protect him, and they actually wanted to.
  55. @Faraday's Bobcat
    The permanent white population of Bermuda is pretty laid back, like a whole island of ski bums. There aren't any fancy career opportunities unless you really like offshore banking, so a smart and ambitious Bermudian is going to have to move off the island. And the black Bermudians are Caribbean in nature if not geography. I wouldn't be surprised if they score a lot closer together than in the US.

    The permanent white population of Bermuda is pretty laid back, like a whole island of ski bums. There aren’t any fancy career opportunities unless you really like offshore banking, so a smart and ambitious Bermudian is going to have to move off the island.

    I don’t think this is true. (I lived for several years in Bermuda.)

    White Bermudians have plenty of opportunities as lawyers, civil servants, business owners, medical professions, and so on, although some who go to college in the US stay there after graduation, especially if they marry US citizens. (One reason for living in the US is that buying homes is much cheaper in the US,and another is that people find the small town/island culture of Bermuda a little stifling.)

    After living for more than a decade in Bermuda before I came to live in the US, what surprised me in the US was that there were so many whites who were uneducated and doing menial jobs, even though they and their families were not new arrivals on the continent, whereas in Bermuda local whites with very few exceptions were in upper middle class and better jobs and owned, often by inheritance, substantial homes and properties.

    Many of these whites in the US were doing no better than if they had just stepped penniless off the boat from Europe and their families seemed to have failed, comparatively, to establish themselves economically in America over several generations.

    Bermuda is officially 70% black,but actually has several overlapping populations. The East End of St. George’s and St. David’s Islands is primarily populated with very light skinned mulattoes whose ancestry goes back a a mixture of African slaves, North American Indians, and Irish indentured laborers in the seventeenth century. A nickname for St. David’s Islanders is “Mohawks”.

    The darker population in the West End of the island has its ancestry in workers imported from the West Indies in the nineteenth century after the abolition of slavery in 1833 to work at the British Naval Dockyard and in agriculture.

    There is also a population of Azorean and Cape Verdean Portuguese who tend to occupy niches that do not appeal to either whites or blacks, such as agriculture, contract cleaning, sewerage management and pit emptying, water delivery, truck driving, landscaping, and so on.

    In addition, there is an expatriate population of people on temporary work permits filling skilled jobs that Bermudians do not want, like nurses, cops, hotel chefs, mechanics, etc.

    Additionally most people who are now called “black” in Bermuda, would have been classified as “colored” under the older terminology, and black Bermudians have a higher level of white ancestry than those classified as “black” in the US.

    What probably also distinguishes Bermuda is that the average income is much higher than in the US, with the median income being around $60.000 in 2010, and that the overall culture is much more integrated than in the US.

    What is hopeful about Bermuda is that the overall average IQ is now around 100, suggesting that further improvements in closing the gap may be expected in the US.

    https://en.paperblog.com/bermudian-blacks-close-the-black-white-iq-gap-1288932/

    The Naval Dockyard, Bermuda

  56. @Kronos
    Is this the result of Obama administration holdovers? I mean, how many are left?

    The Justice Department career staff is pretty much 100% leftist. There should be some political appointees (assistant attorney general, deputy assistant attorney general) providing adult supervision, but President Trump has not done a great job in filling these roles with people who will implement the agenda he was elected on.

    • Replies: @Kronos
    Any thoughts on where he can find such people? Certain think tanks and such?

    I understand it’s a tough order. Many of the Pat Buchananites have been frozen out by the neocons for decades. Part of the Trump “revolution” is just to reform and create such institutional bodies.
  57. @EdwardM
    The Justice Department career staff is pretty much 100% leftist. There should be some political appointees (assistant attorney general, deputy assistant attorney general) providing adult supervision, but President Trump has not done a great job in filling these roles with people who will implement the agenda he was elected on.

    Any thoughts on where he can find such people? Certain think tanks and such?

    I understand it’s a tough order. Many of the Pat Buchananites have been frozen out by the neocons for decades. Part of the Trump “revolution” is just to reform and create such institutional bodies.

  58. @Mr McKenna

    this is the Trump Administration suing Baltimore
     
    Well, yes and no. Technically it's the TA but it's very likely that no one in the White House knew about this. Virtually every department in Washington is full to the brim with Trump haters and while we might like for Trump to have cleaned house a bit better by now, it's no small task to rid the entire apparatus of its entire complement of Demo-Drones. Where would you even find their replacements?

    Mind, I wish the process had begun on Day One and it's not clear that it's really been underway at any time. I'm just saying it's an enormous task. Maybe for that next term which isn't happening.

    For decades it has been common practice for the DoJ to get a house cleaning by any incoming administration. I don’t know how well Granny Sessions did in this important endeavor.

    • Replies: @Mr McKenna
    Agreed. There may well be a story there, which only Jeff Sessions can tell.

    Trump arrived with zero political apparatus and precious little political savvy. Coupled with his personality issues, he was handicapped to say the least. With the entire Establishment gunning for him, frankly it's a miracle he's survived. I'm no great fan of his, but I have to admit that his many compromises should be seen through that lens.

  59. @The Z Blog
    No, Baltimore County is not the "inner suburbs" of Baltimore city. It is the surrounding county that stretches all the way to the Pennsylvania line. It is 75% white, while the city is 75% non-white. That's what makes this even nuttier. The police force is about 10% black, while the county is 20% black. While blacks are somewhat under represented, it's hardly a huge disparity.

    Baltimore City actually has a bigger problem than the county. The city police force is about 50% white, while the city is close to 70% black. The police force is about 45% black. The city "fixes" its minority problem by hiring "Hispanics" who are an insignificant part of the city population. In other words, if you are black and want to be a cop, the county is the place to go.

    Further, the state police force is 15% black and 78% white. The state is 55% white. If the Kushner administration wanted to make this case, they could have a better claim against the state, but the state can fight back, while a county cannot. That's why the DOJ picks these targets. They look for victims without the means to fight them in court.

    But hey, left-handed black tranny unemployment is super low. According to Kushner criminals are now registering GOP. Winning #Trump2020

    True, Zman. Balmer city residents refer to it as “The County” and it’s vastly different from The City in most respects.

  60. @Charles Erwin Wilson 3

    I just think that Trump doesn’t keep up with squat that is going on, as he is too busy tweeting back about whatever slights he’s taken.
     
    True.

    The man is a worthless blabbermouth.
     
    Utterly and completely false. Trump has provided great utility as president. Yes, his defects are many and great. But there is no one you can cite that would have been or would be better.

    If you did not expect to be disappointed you are hopelessly unrealistic. Trump is the best given the constraints of the system. When you piss all over him, you damage our shared goals.

    Number Three, old thing, you really must prepare yourself for the possibility that your Beloved Donald is a clueless asshole. Sooner would be better in this case.

  61. @Intelligent Dasein

    This just proves metaphysics is real.
     
    Metaphysics is the study of the fundamental nature of reality. So, yeah, it's pretty real.

    You seem not to know the meaning of the word. I take it you're one of those butt-gadgets who simply inferred the meaning from the bilge that gets sold under that heading at the Borders bookstore. You are completely innocent of anything resembling a real education, but you think you're smart because you believe in muh evolution and you read a few Sailer pieces.

    You would be of better service to humanity if your typing fingers were sewn together into spades that could be used for digging potatoes and shoehorning galoshes onto the elderly and infirm. Do not use them for writing.

    ID, his post was satire. It was funny to me. Maybe you read it too quickly and took it literally.

    • Agree: George Taylor
    • Replies: @Intelligent Dasein
    No, no, my friend. I do understand that the post was a sincere attempt at humor. I did not take it literally. But even a joker needs to use his words correctly or risk coming across as an idiot. Nobody who understands anything at all about metaphysics would brook taking that hallowed name in vain.
  62. @Achmed E. Newman

    Of course he couldn’t because of the Russia hoax and the fraudulent investigations that distracted the living shit out of him.

    [ Bold part is mine. ]
     
    FIFY!

    (I'm not trying to be a smart-ass, Mr. Ross. It's just that that distraction could have been overcome by a REAL executive leader.)

    Only with subordinates more loyal and competent and on-the-ball than Rosenstein and Sessions. Kennedy’s ironically mafia-like inner circle couldn’t protect him, and they actually wanted to.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    Right. Step 1: You hire people who are loyal (especially) and competent.
  63. @Intelligent Dasein

    This just proves metaphysics is real.
     
    Metaphysics is the study of the fundamental nature of reality. So, yeah, it's pretty real.

    You seem not to know the meaning of the word. I take it you're one of those butt-gadgets who simply inferred the meaning from the bilge that gets sold under that heading at the Borders bookstore. You are completely innocent of anything resembling a real education, but you think you're smart because you believe in muh evolution and you read a few Sailer pieces.

    You would be of better service to humanity if your typing fingers were sewn together into spades that could be used for digging potatoes and shoehorning galoshes onto the elderly and infirm. Do not use them for writing.

    As usual, missing the point entirely and spewing out a stream of irrelevant insults. Here’s a relevant one: You are unbelievably dense.

  64. @YetAnotherAnon
    OT - acid attacks still increasing in London

    "the number of violent corrosive liquid offences surged from 66 in 2012 to 752 last year, according to new statistics from the Metropolitan Police. There has been a sharp rise in attacks in recent years with 616 recorded in 2017, up from 461 the previous year, 348 in 2015, 178 in 2014 and 159 in 2013.

    Seventeen attacks have been carried out on children under 10, the 2012 to 2018 figures also show. They are known to include a two-year-old boy who suffered burns to his face when acid was thrown while he was in his pushchair near his Islington home in April 2017. His mother, then 36, and father, 40, who had been taking the toddler for a walk, were also hurt. Nobody has ever been arrested over the attack.

    One of Britain’s leading criminologists said: “London has sadly become the acid attack hotspot in the western world.”

    Dr Simon Harding, associate professor in Criminology at the University of West London, said ..."
     
    https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/london-is-acid-attack-hotspot-of-western-world-with-victims-as-young-as-10-a4222921.html

    Mind, I've never heard of the University of West London. Was that Middlesex Poly? No, it's the former West London Poly.

    Ah yes, the old Thames Valley University I used to walk by when I lived in Ealing. I seem to remember that one of its buildings was a former cinema.

    Back when I walked those streets, the average hue of my fellow perambulators darkened considerably in the “Uni’s” vicinity. Otherwise Ealing was still seriously white, but that was over twenty years ago.

  65. @Authenticjazzman
    " The man is a worthless blabbermouth"

    No you are a worthless blabbermouth.

    DT is confronted with a almost insurmountable job of eliminating thousand of Democrat subversives from virtually every department in the gov.
    He is walking a tightrope with no safety net, a bulls eye on his back and juggling a hundred eggs with on hand tied behind him, and dipshits like yourself are unable to comprehend his dilema.

    AJM

    I just explained this. You start at the top and let it be known what policies are to be implemented. From there on down, whoevever’s not on-board has got to go. The trick is to not hire people at the top who are beltway insiders and against your policies from the get-go.

    Trump doesn’t want to sit down any do any thinking (should have been done right after the election, almost 3 years back) to figure out a strategy. He’d rather just tweet back smart-ass lines to his detractors than do the actual thinking, strategizing work.

    Tightrope? There’s no dilemma. You buckle down and to the job. When ctrl-left judges get in the way, you do what is called POLITICS, including setting Americans on them to impeach (a much better use for that Twitter account). Patriotic Americans would love to actually help, but Trump is not using his best allies.

    I’d have gotten things done by now, were I in this position. You watch too much TV, just like Trump. Don’t keep making excuses for the man, you Mensa pussy.

    • Replies: @Authenticjazzman
    " Don't keep making excuses for the man, you mensa pussy".

    I don't take orders from you from non-mensa idiots such as yourself , unless it's a guest at a gig requesting a certain song.

    Look I consider you to be a non-mensa fool so let's just agree to disagree and cut the communication.

    AJM
  66. @Redneck farmer
    The kind of people who work at Civil Rights Divisions tend not to be sympathetic to President Trump or his voters.

    The kind of people who work at Civil Rights Divisions tend not to be sympathetic to whites.

    FIFY.

  67. @Lot
    I had no idea AG Barr is a demijew.

    Other interesting wikipedia facts:

    Author of “The Case for More Incarceration”
    Avid bagpipe player since he was 8
    Father was an OSS spy, prep school headmaster, and science fiction novelist.

    Lot:

    Hopefully the author of “The Case for More Incarceration” will prevent implementation of the pernicious “Let Em Loose” ideas of his nitwit daughter and son-in-law!

  68. @YetAnotherAnon
    OT - acid attacks still increasing in London

    "the number of violent corrosive liquid offences surged from 66 in 2012 to 752 last year, according to new statistics from the Metropolitan Police. There has been a sharp rise in attacks in recent years with 616 recorded in 2017, up from 461 the previous year, 348 in 2015, 178 in 2014 and 159 in 2013.

    Seventeen attacks have been carried out on children under 10, the 2012 to 2018 figures also show. They are known to include a two-year-old boy who suffered burns to his face when acid was thrown while he was in his pushchair near his Islington home in April 2017. His mother, then 36, and father, 40, who had been taking the toddler for a walk, were also hurt. Nobody has ever been arrested over the attack.

    One of Britain’s leading criminologists said: “London has sadly become the acid attack hotspot in the western world.”

    Dr Simon Harding, associate professor in Criminology at the University of West London, said ..."
     
    https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/london-is-acid-attack-hotspot-of-western-world-with-victims-as-young-as-10-a4222921.html

    Mind, I've never heard of the University of West London. Was that Middlesex Poly? No, it's the former West London Poly.

    One of Britain’s leading criminologists said: “London has sadly become the acid attack hotspot in the western world.”

    Acid doesn’t blind people, people blind people. Or something. Does this mean they’re going to ban acid? What acid is this?

    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
    "What acid is this?"

    Sulphuric or battery acid.

    To think at my school, racks of concentrated sulphuric, hydrochloric and nitric acid in 500ml glass bottles, as well as ammonia, sat on every desk in the chem labs. We used to take the stoppers off the HCl and NH3 bottles to make white ammonium chloride fumes.

    By the time my kids were in the lab, concentrated acids were in locked cupboards.

    Progress!

  69. @J.Ross
    Only with subordinates more loyal and competent and on-the-ball than Rosenstein and Sessions. Kennedy's ironically mafia-like inner circle couldn't protect him, and they actually wanted to.

    Right. Step 1: You hire people who are loyal (especially) and competent.

  70. @YetAnotherAnon
    OT - acid attacks still increasing in London

    "the number of violent corrosive liquid offences surged from 66 in 2012 to 752 last year, according to new statistics from the Metropolitan Police. There has been a sharp rise in attacks in recent years with 616 recorded in 2017, up from 461 the previous year, 348 in 2015, 178 in 2014 and 159 in 2013.

    Seventeen attacks have been carried out on children under 10, the 2012 to 2018 figures also show. They are known to include a two-year-old boy who suffered burns to his face when acid was thrown while he was in his pushchair near his Islington home in April 2017. His mother, then 36, and father, 40, who had been taking the toddler for a walk, were also hurt. Nobody has ever been arrested over the attack.

    One of Britain’s leading criminologists said: “London has sadly become the acid attack hotspot in the western world.”

    Dr Simon Harding, associate professor in Criminology at the University of West London, said ..."
     
    https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/london-is-acid-attack-hotspot-of-western-world-with-victims-as-young-as-10-a4222921.html

    Mind, I've never heard of the University of West London. Was that Middlesex Poly? No, it's the former West London Poly.

    I wouldn’t call it a “hot spot”. It’s a low-pH spot.

    Sorry, that’s a joke, but I know that this is a sick, sick business.

  71. @Twodees Partain
    For decades it has been common practice for the DoJ to get a house cleaning by any incoming administration. I don't know how well Granny Sessions did in this important endeavor.

    Agreed. There may well be a story there, which only Jeff Sessions can tell.

    Trump arrived with zero political apparatus and precious little political savvy. Coupled with his personality issues, he was handicapped to say the least. With the entire Establishment gunning for him, frankly it’s a miracle he’s survived. I’m no great fan of his, but I have to admit that his many compromises should be seen through that lens.

  72. @Twodees Partain
    ID, his post was satire. It was funny to me. Maybe you read it too quickly and took it literally.

    No, no, my friend. I do understand that the post was a sincere attempt at humor. I did not take it literally. But even a joker needs to use his words correctly or risk coming across as an idiot. Nobody who understands anything at all about metaphysics would brook taking that hallowed name in vain.

    • Replies: @Old Palo Altan
    Agreed.

    It reminds me of my driving instructor in summer school prattling on about his "philosophy" of getting a car safely from A to B.
  73. @Jim Christian

    One of Britain’s leading criminologists said: “London has sadly become the acid attack hotspot in the western world.”
     
    Acid doesn't blind people, people blind people. Or something. Does this mean they're going to ban acid? What acid is this?

    “What acid is this?”

    Sulphuric or battery acid.

    To think at my school, racks of concentrated sulphuric, hydrochloric and nitric acid in 500ml glass bottles, as well as ammonia, sat on every desk in the chem labs. We used to take the stoppers off the HCl and NH3 bottles to make white ammonium chloride fumes.

    By the time my kids were in the lab, concentrated acids were in locked cupboards.

    Progress!

  74. @AnotherDad

    The man is a worthless blabbermouth.

    Utterly and completely false. Trump has provided great utility as president. Yes, his defects are many and great. But there is no one you can cite that would have been or would be better.

    If you did not expect to be disappointed you are hopelessly unrealistic. Trump is the best given the constraints of the system. When you piss all over him, you damage our shared goals.
     

     
    CEW3, i don't dispute your analysis at the 50,000 ft level. Trump was way better than the alternatives and his presence has pushed open the Overton window and got some of the right issues on the agenda. But it is still too kind.

    As an old dude--especially given that i've been forced to witness the witlessness (or sheer malevolence) of our political/bureaucratic/military/business/academic/journalist "elites" this past generation--my cynicism is high and expectations low. But i expected more from Trump. Not clear reasoned persausion or deep foresighted leadership. But just better "management".

    It's a lie that "he couldn't get good people". People line up to work for the President. What was lacking was the President's focus on actually enacting the agenda that got him elected--including clear marching orders to his appointees and holding their feet to the fire.

    Trump has tremendous energy but is just too intellectually lazy and insufficiently committed to his own agenda. No way to sugar coat it.

    Trump had one job – to build the wall. I expected him to legislate for it while the Republicans held both houses of Congress, have a large part of the construction finished by November 2020, and win a triumphant second term. He blew it.

    “Draining the swamp” has proved even more difficult. When the documents about FBI/Democratic collusion are made public, there will be an opportunity to fire and indict the wrongdoers. I hope that Trump’s team have seen the documents and are preparing their response, to be implemented in October 2020 at the very latest.

  75. @Achmed E. Newman
    I just explained this. You start at the top and let it be known what policies are to be implemented. From there on down, whoevever's not on-board has got to go. The trick is to not hire people at the top who are beltway insiders and against your policies from the get-go.

    Trump doesn't want to sit down any do any thinking (should have been done right after the election, almost 3 years back) to figure out a strategy. He'd rather just tweet back smart-ass lines to his detractors than do the actual thinking, strategizing work.

    Tightrope? There's no dilemma. You buckle down and to the job. When ctrl-left judges get in the way, you do what is called POLITICS, including setting Americans on them to impeach (a much better use for that Twitter account). Patriotic Americans would love to actually help, but Trump is not using his best allies.

    I'd have gotten things done by now, were I in this position. You watch too much TV, just like Trump. Don't keep making excuses for the man, you Mensa pussy.

    ” Don’t keep making excuses for the man, you mensa pussy”.

    I don’t take orders from you from non-mensa idiots such as yourself , unless it’s a guest at a gig requesting a certain song.

    Look I consider you to be a non-mensa fool so let’s just agree to disagree and cut the communication.

    AJM

  76. @Intelligent Dasein
    No, no, my friend. I do understand that the post was a sincere attempt at humor. I did not take it literally. But even a joker needs to use his words correctly or risk coming across as an idiot. Nobody who understands anything at all about metaphysics would brook taking that hallowed name in vain.

    Agreed.

    It reminds me of my driving instructor in summer school prattling on about his “philosophy” of getting a car safely from A to B.

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